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 Record 3,591 students will get academic degrees
A record 3,591 students will have
academic degrees conferred on them
by Chancellor John .V. Clyne during
the University's three-day Congregation, May 28, 29 and 30.
The record graduating class — the
biggest in UBC's 65-year history — includes 621 students receiving Bachelor
of Arts degrees, 449 graduating with
Bachelor of Science degrees, 443 with
Bachelor of Education degrees and
337 with Bachelor of Commerce
UBC's    annual    degree-granting
ceremony follows traditional lines.
Graduating students, whose degrees
were officially approved by the
University Senate on May 21, are individually presented to Chancellor
Clyne during the Congregation
ceremony by the deans (or their
delegates) of the faculties awarding
the degree.
Students then cross the platform
and kneel before the chancellor, who
taps each lightly on the head with his
mortar board while intoning the
words, "I admit you."
At this point the student has officially graduated and been admitted
to the Convocation of the University,
which is made up of all graduates, the
faculty and Senate of the University
and the chancellor, who is that body's
Standing on the chancellor's left
during the ceremony will be UBC's
president and vice-chancellor, Dr.
Douglas T. Kenny, who will present
medals and other awards to outstanding graduates after their degrees have
been conferred on them.
Volume 26, Number 1!. Mav 28, 1980. Published b> Information Services, University of B.C., 2075 Wesbrook Mall. Vancouver, BX. V6T 1W5. 228-3131. Jim
Banham and Judie Steeves, editors. ISSN 0497-292S.
voting on
UBC offer
The University has signed a
memorandum of agreement with its
largest union, the 1,700-member
Canadian Union of Public Employees,
Local 116.
Details of the pact with CUPE will
not be released until completion of a
mail ballot of union members, expected Friday. Negotiators for both
sides recommended acceptance.
CUPE represents general service
and trades employees.
Meanwhile, talks resumed last week
between the University and the
Association of University and College
Employees (AUCE), which began
selective strike action May 2.
Negotiators met Friday, Monday
and Tuesday and a further session was
scheduled for 9 a.m. today (Wednesday). A general membership meeting
is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Thursday
in IRC 2, and union negotiators
hoped to have a new University offer
to place before the meeting.
AUCE has been picketing the
General Services Administration
Building, the Computing Centre and
the Conference Centre (Gage
Residence). There has been minimal
disruption of University Services.
UBC has offered AUCE members a
general wage increase of 10 per cent,
plus a once-only signing bonus of $100
each. The union asked for 11 per cent
the day the strike started, then raised
the demand to 15 per cent.
Roadwork forces
16th Ave. closure
The provincial highways department has now completely closed 16th
Ave. west of Blanca St. to carry out
extensive work to upgrade that approach to the UBC campus.
The closure will be in effect for
some months until roadwork is complete. The intersection of 16th Ave.
and Wesbrook Mall is being kept open
to allow those who work in the south
campus research area to reach their
places of work.
Rod Michalko and his wife, Barbara Williams, have double cause for celebration this week. He's the first blind student ever to earn a Doctor of Philosophy
degree at UBC. It will be awarded on Friday, two days after Ms. Williams
receives her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. Rod's Ph.D. is also in the field
of sociology. Mr. Michalko, who also holds a Master of Arts degree from UBC,
says he couldn't possibly have graduated without the help of the Crane Library
for the blind at UBC, which tape recorded some 250 texts and research papers
for him. Rod also has special optical equipment that magnifies typescript which
appears on an adjacent television screen, lower right. On July 1, Rod starts
work in Toronto at the A.V. Weir Centre, a staff training and research centre
operated by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
Five honorary degrees will also be
conferred during the three-day Congregation, which begins at 2:15 p.m.
each day in the War Memorial Gymnasium at UBC.
A reception for faculty, graduates:
and guests follows the ceremonies in
the cafeteria of the Student Union
Building or on the lawn nearby.
Wednesday, May 28
At Wednesday's ceremony, students
will receive their doctor's degrees in
musical arts; master's degrees in arts,
fine arts, music, social work, science
(business administration), business administration, library science; and
bachelor's degrees in arts, fine arts,
home economics, music, social work,
cpmmerceiand licentiate in.arX&lui.-
In addition, the honorary Doctor of
Laws (LL.D.) degree will be conferred
on UBC Professor Emeritus of Music
Harry Adaskin, renowned violinist
and former head of UBC's music program. Prof. Adaskin was a founding
member of the Hart House Quartet,
the first Canadian quartet to gain an
international reputation, in the 1920s
and 1930s.
He was invited to join the UBC
faculty in 1946 as professor of music, a
post he held on a full-time basis until
1967 and on a part-time basis until
1973. With his wife, pianist Frances
Marr, he taught several thousand
students the art of listening through
music appreciation courses.
The honorary Doctor of Laws
(LL.D.) degree will also be conferred
Wednesday on Robert Broughton
Bryce, widely known for his work as
chairman of the federal Royal Commission on Corporate Concentration,
established in 1975. For more than
three decades he was one of Canada's
leading federal civil servants and held
the posts of secretary of the Treasury
Board, secretary to the Cabinet and
deputy minister of finance.
He was executive director of the
World Bank in 1946-47 and held the
same post with the International
Monetary Fund from 1971 to 1974.
Thursday, May 29
Students will receive Doctor of
Education degrees; master's degrees in
education, physical education and
science; and bachelor's degrees in
science, education, physical education
and recreation education during
Thursday's ceremony.
An honorary Doctor of Science
degree will be conferred on Dr. David
Stephen Saxon, a noted physicist who
has been president of the Universitv of
California since 1975.
Dr. Saxon has been a faculty
member at the University of California at Los Angeles since 1947, and is
widely known for his work in the fields
of theoretical and nuclear physics,
quantum mechanics and electromagnetic theory. He held numerous
administrative positions at UCLA
before becoming president of the
California university system.
Friday, May 30
On the final day of Congregation
ceremonies, Doctor of Philosophy
degrees will be conferred. Recipients
of this degree will include thk year for
the first time a blind student, Rodney
Michalko. (See photo and cutlines.)
Students will also receive master's
degrees in applied science, engineering, architecture, science in nursing,
forestry and laws; bachelor's degrees
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Ottawa confirms intention to up research grants
The federal government has confirmed its intention to increase by 35 per cent the money available
to Canadian university scientists for research in the
natural sciences and engineering.
And UBC representatives who sit on the other
two major national granting agencies — the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council
(SSHRC)   and   the   Medical   Research   Council
(MRC) — say those bodies are proceeding on the
assumption that substantial increases in research
funds will be available in 1980-81.
Confirmation of the 35 per cent increase in
grants to the Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council (NSERC) was announced in Ottawa earlier this month by Hon. John Roberts, the
federal Minister for Science and Technology, when
he addressed the Canadian Association of University Research Administrators.
The increase of $41.8 million to NSERC would
give that body a 1980-81 budget of $162.6 million.
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Harry Adaskin
Robert B. Bryce
David S. Saxon
Harold Copp
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in science' (agriculture), applied
science, architecture, science in nursing, science in forestry, and science
(pharmacy). Doctor of Medicine,
Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation,
Doctor of Dental Medicine, and
Bachelor of Laws degrees will also be
conferred on Friday.
An honorary Doctor of Science
(D.Sc.) degree will also be conferred
on Dr. Douglas Harold Copp, head of
the physiology department in UBC's
Faculty   of   Medicine   and   interna
tionally known for his research on
calcium metabolism.
Dr. Copp will retire on June 30 after
having served as head of the Department of Physiology in the Faculty of
Medicine since it was founded in 1950.
During this time he has gained an international research reputation for his
discovery of the hormone calcitonin,
which regulates the concentration of
calcium circulating in the blood.
Calcitonin is the most powerful protein known and promises to be an important tool in treating bone diseases
and other ailments. Dr. Copp has
been honored internationally for his
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Dr. John Dirks, head of the Department of Medicine in UBC's medical
school and a member of the Medical
Research Council, told UBC Reports
that MRC had been assured that its
budget would be increased by 17.4 per
cent or $12.2 million and was proceeding on the assumption that it
would have about $82.2 million to
distribute in 1980-81.
UBC's president, Dr. Douglas Kenny, who sits on the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council, said
the SSHRC was also proceeding on the
assumption that it will get $41.7
million in 1980-81, an increase of $5.8
million or 16.2 per cent over 1979-80.
Mr. Roberts, after confirming the
NSERC increase to the research administrators meeting in Ottawa earlier
this month, said "The increases in the
1980-81 budgets of the other two
councils as they appear in the
estimates are: an MRC budget of
$82.2 million. . and a SSHRC budget
of $41.7 million. . . The longer-term
budgets of the three councils will be
assessed in the context of total financial requirements by the government
in the coming years."
The news that the three granting
agencies can expect increases for
1980-81 represents something of a
triumph for the Canadian research
community, which has been lobbying
for the best part of a decade to convince the federal government to stop
the decline in the real value of
research support.
The increases referred to by Mr.
Roberts were all announced by the
Progressive Conservative government
prior to the federal election in
February, which resulted in the election of a Liberal government.
A substantial part of the increase to
NSERC will be used to initiate programs designed to attract students into post-graduate research.
NSERC has already awarded 1,000
summer research grants to Canadian
undergraduate university students to
kindle interest in pursuing research as
a career path.
A total of 80 UBC students have
received the awards, valued at $550 a
month plus possible travel allowances,
which may be supplemented by additional University funds.
NSERC says it plans to expand the
program in 1981 to provide
undergraduate students with exposure
to research in industry.
NSERC has also announced a new
program of research fellowships in
Canadian universities for "promising
researchers in the natural sciences and
engineering for an initial period of up
to five years."
This program and a planned
scheme of industrial research
fellowships to be introduced in the fall
of 1980 will "hopefully encourage
closer interaction between researchers
in universities and in industry and
mobility between these two sectors," a
NSERC circular says.
Details on the NSERC fellowship
program are available from the UBC
Research Administration Office in the
Old Auditorium.
The Science Council of B.C., which
is chaired by UBC physicist and vice-
president of faculty and student affairs Prof. Erich Vogt, will receive a $4
million research-fund allocation for
1980-81 from the provincial government.
Two research competitions will be
held, with closing dates of June 30 and
Nov. 30. Additional information, application forms and instructions are
available from the council, which is
located at 7671 Alderbridge Way,
Richmond. V6X 1Z9. The council's
phone number is 273-0788.
The council has identified eight
areas for research support. They are
coal and mineral resources, forests
and forest products, energy, ocean,
marine and aquatic resources, electronics and communications,
transportation, food and agriculture
and manufacturing and machinery.
Prof. Vogt said that about $1.2
million of the $4 million allocation
recently approved by the provincial
government will be used to provide
on-going support to researchers. The
balance will be allocated to new projects.
discovery and has also served as president of a number of Canadian professional organizations.
An honorary Doctor of Laws
(LL.D.) degree will be conferred on
John Edward Liersch.
Mr. Liersch is a UBC graduate who
headed the University's former
Department of Forestry from 1942 to
1946. From 1946 until 1970 he held
executive positions with the former
Powell River Company, which then
became MacMillan Bloedel and
Powell River Ltd., and Canadian
Forest Products Ltd.
He was a member of UBC's Board
of Governors from 1962 to 1972 and
served as Board chairman in 1970-71.
He was also associated with the
development of UBC's Health Sciences
Centre as a member of its management committee from 1973 to 1976.
He was a member of the provincial
Royal Commission on Education,
chaired by former UBC Arts Dean
Sperrin Chant, from 1958 to 1960.
UBC also pays tribute during the
Congregation ceremony to those
students who have headed their
respective graduating classes. Following are names of heads of the 1979
graduating classes. Unless otherwise
noted they are residents of Vancouver.
The Association of Professional
Engineers Gold Medal (head of the
graduating class in Engineering, B.A.Sc.
degree): Terry Lewis Eldridge, Kelowna,
Helen L. Balfour Prize, $300 (head of
the graduating class in Nursing, B.S.N,
degree): Christine Louise Nelson.
Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial
Medal and Prize (head of the graduating
class in Education, Secondary Teaching
Field, B.Ed, degree): Lillian M.
Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial
Medal and Prize (head of the graduating
class in Education, Elementary Teaching
Field, B.Ed, degree): Edna Joan Donne-
Ruth Cameron Medal for Librarian-
ship (head of the graduating class in
Librarianship, M.L.S. degree): Judy
Carol Neill.
The Canadian Institute of Forestry
Medal (best overall record in Forestry in
all years of course, and high quality of
character, leadership, etc.): Dan Scott
Price, Chilli wack, B.C.
The College of Dental Surgeons of
British Columbia Gold Medal (head of
the graduating class in Dentistry,
D.M.D. degree): Stewart Eric Rohrer,
Port Alberni, B.C.
The College of Dental Surgeons of
British Columbia Gold Medal in Dental
Hygiene (leading student in the Dental
Hygiene Program): Christine Marta
The Dean of Medicine's Prize (School
of Rehabilitation Medicine) (head of the
graduating class in Rehabilitation
Medicine, B.S.R. degree): Teresa Adel
The Governor-General's Gold Medal
(head of the graduating classes in the
Faculties of Arts and Science, B.A. and
B.Sc. degrees): Anne Alexandria Gardner, Coquitlam, B.C.
John Liersch
The Hamber Medal and Prize, $250
(head of the graduating class in
Medicine, M.D. degree, best cumulative
record in all years of course): Edward
Charles Jones, Port Moody, B.C.
The Horner Prize and Medal for
Pharmaceutical Sciences, $100 (head of
the graduating class in Pharmaceutical
Sciences, B.Sc. Pharm. degree): Angela
Cheryl Freberg, Castlegar, B.C.
The Kiwanis Club Medal (head of the
graduating class in Commerce and
Business Administration, B.Com.
degree): Barbara J. Simpson, Vernon,
The Law Society Gold Medal and
Prize (call and admission fee) (head of
the graduating class in Law, LL.B.
degree): Paul A. Hildebrand.
The Physical Education Faculty
Award (head of the graduating class in
Physical Education, B.P.E. degree):
Linda Jean Lovell, Burnaby, B.C.
The Recreation Society of British Columbia Prize (head of the graduating
class in Recreation, B.R.E. degree):
Paula Louise Jensen.
The Wilfred Sadler Memorial Gold
Medal (head of the graduating class in
Agricultural Sciences, . B.Sc. (Agr.)
degree): Jan Elizabeth Langton, Vernon,
The Special University Prize, $200
(head of the graduating class in Architecture, B.Arch. degree): Elna Karen
Strand, Port Moody, B.C.
The Special University Prize, $200
(head of the graduating class in Fine
Arts, B.F.A. degree): Allan Wesley
Peters, Victoria, B.C.
The Special University Prize, $200
(head of the graduating class in Home
Economics, B.H.E. degree): Vanda Lynn
Spence, Burnaby, B.C.
The Special University Prize, $200
(head of the graduating class in Licentiate in Accounting): Won H. Lee.
The Special University Prize, $200
(head of the graduating class in Music,
B.Mus. degree): Thomas Gordon
Sinclair, White Rock, B.C.
The University Medal for Arts and
Science (proficiency in the graduating
classes in the Faculties of Arts and
Science, B.A. and B.Sc. degrees): Lauren
Mary-Anne Dubeau, Burnaby, B.C. UBCreports
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Vision as old as UBC
now a reality on campus
Guests of honor at May 16 ceremonies associated with UBC's Health Sciences
Centre were Mrs. Dorothy McCreary, widow of the late Dr. John F. McCreary,
former UBC dean of Medicine and co-ordinator of health sciences, and UBC
benefactor Dr. Walter C. Koerner. UBC's now-complete Health Sciences Centre
has been named for Dr. McCreary, and new acute care unit (seen in
background), final component of the Health Sciences Centre Hospital, for Dr.
A vision as old as the University
itself is now a reality.
In an hour-long ceremony attended
by some 500 people on May 16, the
• Officially opened and named the
Walter C. Koerner Acute Care Unit,
the new on-campus teaching, research
and service hospital first envisioned by
UBC's first president, Dr. Frank
Wesbrook, during the First World
War; and
• Officially named the campus
Health Sciences Centre for the training of health professionals for the late
Dr. John F. McCreary, the pioneering
medical educator and former UBC
medical dean who fostered development of the health-team approach to
medical care.
The naming of the Health Sciences
Centre for Dr. McCreary marks completion of the on-campus facilities for
the education of UBC students in the
health sciences, including those in the
Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and
Pharmaceutical Sciences, as well as
the Schools of Nursing and Rehabilitation Medicine.
Also associated with the centre for
certain aspects of their educational
programs are the Schools of Home
Economics and Social Work and the
Department of Psychology.
The opening and naming of the
Walter C. Koerner Acute Care Unit
marks completion of the Health
Sciences Centre Hospital, made up of
the 60-bed Psychiatric Unit, the
300-bed Dr. Harry L. Purdy Extended
Care Unit and the 240-bed Koerner
Acute Care Unit.
In naming the acute care unit for
Dr. Koerner, the University honors a
PET will study brain disorders
When Dr. Patrick McGeer said last
week at the ceremonies associated with
the opening of UBC's Health Sciences
Centre that the new campus acute
care unit would house "ultra-modern
research equipment in the field of
nuclear medicine," he was referring to
a positron emission tomograph(PET).
The provincial minister of universities, science and communications
told the audience that the Science
Council of B.C. had recommended to
the Universities Council the acquisition of the machine, which makes it
possible to take a three-dimensional
picture of the brain in an alert and
awake patient without causing any
The machine, which costs more
than $600,000, marries ultra-sophisticated technologies from a variety of
areas. An explanation of how it works
reads like science fiction. Involved are
a cyclotron, a computer and the annihilation of matter by anti-matter.
The PET technique is being hailed
as one of the most significant advances
in decades in the study of brain
disease. It will be used for diagnosis
and research into such common
neurological problems as stroke,
epilepsy, Parkinson's disease and
multiple sclerosis and a number of
emotional disorders whose treatment
rely on drugs which affect brain function.
PET uses special, short-lived
radioisotopes. Isotopes are different
forms on an element, with fewer or
more neutrons than the atom of the
element normally has in its central
Man-made radioisotopes have been
used for years in medicine as tracers.
They can be detected as they pass
through the body. After the isotope is
administered to the patient, it emits
gamma rays from the site in the body,
and the rays are picked up by a gamma camera which produces a "scan"
or photographic image similar to an
x-ray plate.
Conventional scans today are two-
dimensional, and give little information about what is happening deep inside the brain.
PET will use isotopes that emit
positrons. Positrons are the antimatter form of electrons, which orbit
around the nucleus of atoms.
When a positron emitted from a
radioisotope collides with an electron
in a nearby atom in the brain, they
annihilate each other. Created in the
annihilation are two gamma rays,
which travel away from the site of the
annihilation in exactly opposite directions.
It is this feature which makes PET
possible. By detecting the pair of rays
from each collision, scientists can pinpoint exactly where the rays are coming from and produce three-dimensional pictures of where the isotope is
inside the brain.
The isotope is chemically attached
to the substance that the scientist
wants to study. It may be attached to
glucose, a type of sugar used by the
brain as a fuel. Or it could be attached to a drug whose action in the
brain isn't fully understood, or to
other substances.
Only a few centres can have PET
because the isotopes used are so shortlived that their source must be close to
where patients will be treated. The
radioisotopes will be produced at the
TRIUMF cyclotron on UBC's south
A second requirement for PET is
highly-skilled organic chemists who
can attach or tag the isotopes to the
substances to be introduced into the
The PET camera will be installed in
the acute care unit of the Health
Sciences Centre Hospital. It will consist of a battery of gamma ray detectors arranged like a crown around the
patient's head, a computer to analyze
the information picked up by the
detectors and pin-point their origin,
and a device for displaying the picture
of what is happening in the head.
PET can show changes in blood
flow in different parts of the brain. It
could be a valuable research tool for
investigating conditions associated
with strokes and other disorders arising from an interruption in blood flow
to the brain.
It can also show how the brain
breaks down glucose to release energy.
This is important information in the
diagnosis of epilepsy.
There are about 46,000 epileptics in
B.C. The number increases by about
700 people each year. Most can be
successfully treated with drugs, but
about 9,000 cannot be treated this
way because of drug allergies or for
other reasons.
Of this group, 1,000 are candidates
for surgery. The remaining 8,000 cannot be considered for surgery because
the location of their epilepsy cannot
be pin-pointed using available
methods. Many of these people are in
institutions, since their condition is
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benefactor whose quarter-century of
association with UBC includes 15
years as a member of the Board of
Governors and membership on the
management committee of the Health
Sciences Centre since it was established in 1972.
Dr. Koerner stepped down as chairman of the management committee
the day after the May 16 ceremony to
become vice-chairman. The new
chairman is Gerald Hobbs, former
chairman of the board of Cominco.
Dr. Douglas T. Kenny, UBC's president, speaking at the ceremony,
described the event as "a truly great
day for the whole community and the
"We see the Walter C. Koerner
Acute Care Unit and the John F. McCreary Health Sciences Centre as one
of the important means by which UBC
can and must serve all the citizens of
British Columbia."
The president said UBC's first president, Dr. Frank Wesbrook, "would
feel...that the travails of his
years...were not in vain, and that his
high hopes and vision for a service,
teaching and research hospital were a
worthy dream now happily realized."
President Kenny said that when
UBC's medical school opened in 1950,
the government of the day was unable
to provide the necessary capital funds
to build a teaching hospital, despite
the fact that it had been recommended in two reports and a Senate
resolution during the 1940s.
It was not until 1971, the president
added, that the recommendations of
the 1940s were adopted as policy. "I
mention this earlier history," the
president said, "because I believe it is
our responsibility in universities to
keep alive the long-term view. It is our
responsibility indeed to remind ourselves, and governments should they
need it, of the future."
UBC will continue to have close
association with a number of other
hospitals in the Vancouver area for
teaching and research purposes. The
acute care unit on campus "is different from other teaching hospitals in
one important respect," President
Kenny said. "It will allow the closest
collaboration between clinical
specialists involved in patient care,
and the basic medical and other scientists on campus."
And because the acute care unit
also provides permanent academic
space for the Schools of Nursing and
Rehabilitation Medicine, the president added, the continued development of the health sciences team concept will be fostered.
"What this centre and hospital
mean to the young people of B.C. who
seek to serve our sick is a new freedom
of opportunity to study, to engage in
research and, most importantly, to
prevent or treat human disease."
Dr. Patrick McGeer, BC.'s minister
of universities, science and communications, predicted that the new
acute-care unit "will become the most
important hospital in Canada" as the
result of the acquisition of "ultramodern research equipment in the
field of nuclear medicine which will
make it possible to take a three-
dimensional picture of biochemical
events within the body of a diseased
patient." (See story on this page.)
Dr. McGeer said that with the opening of the acute care unit, the UBC
medical school "takes its place
alongside the great medical universities of North America." The value of
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ROUNDS. Dr. Horatio Croxatto, Santiago,
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1:30 p.m. VIDEO PREVIEWS. The Centre for Human
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the Centre for Continuing Education at 228-2181,
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The UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program operates 15
clinics throughout the Lower Mainland which offer free legal
assistance to people with low incomes. For information about
the clinic nearest you, call 228-5791 or 872-0271.
Campus Lost & Found is located in Brock Hall 112A and is
currently open on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and
on Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Found items
should be delivered to Brock 112A at the times given above.
The office telephone number is 228-5751.
Listed below are scheduled final examinations for the degree
of Doctor of Philosophy at the University. Unless otherwise
noted, all examinations are held in the Faculty of Graduate
Studies Examination Room, General Services Administration
Building. Members of the University community are encouraged to attend the examinations, provided they do not arrive
after the examination has commenced.
Monday, June 2, 10:00 a.m.: RICHARD J. GORNALL,
Botany: Genetic limits and systematics of Boykinia and allies (Saxifragaceae).
The Computer Science Programs division of the Centre for
Continuing Education will sponsor a number of intensive,
one-week workshops in May and June for individuals competent in one computer language who wish to acquire another.
For information on any of the workshops listed below, call
228-2181, locals 276 or 278.
So You Want to Know COBOL - June 9 13 from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. $130 plus $25 lab fee.
PL 1 as a Second Language — June 16-20. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$130 plus $20 lab fee.
SNOBOL as a Text-Oriented Language - June 23-27. $130
plus $20 lab fee.
All workshops will be held in the lecture facilities anrl rmp;
puter terminals lab of the Computer Science Building, •.*-
An expanded program of sports activities will be offered in
the summer of 1980 by the School of Physical Education and
Recreation. For further information on any of the activities
listed below, call 228-3688.
FENCING - for girls and boys aged 12-18. Session for 12-to-
15-year-olds July 7-11; for 16-18-year-olds July 14-18. $40.
GYMNASTICS — for boys and girls aged 6 and up. June
30-July 11. $50.
ICE HOCKEY - for males aged 7 to adult. Day school July
21-Aug. 29 for ages 7-13. $75; Evening school Aug. 18-29 for
ages 11-16. $45; Resident school July 5-Aug. 23 for ages 8-17.
$195; Adult program July 8-Aug. 28. $65; Coaches program
July 7-Aug. 27. $55.
SOCCER — for boys and girls aged 7-17. June 23-Aug. 1.
VOLLEYBALL - for boys and girls 10-14. July 14-16. $35.
All the above activities will be held at the Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre, the Osborne Centre and adjacent playing
fields on Thunderbird Boulevard.
During the month of June, the Auditorium Snack Bar will be
open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; the Barn Snack Bar and
Mobile Snack Truck will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m.; and the SUB Snack Bar will open from 7:00 a.m. to
7:00 p.m. The I.R.C. Snack Bar will be closed June 2
through June 13 for renovations and maintenance. All other
units will be closed during June.
UBC will be a lively place in summer of 1980
From film festivals and folk dancing
to dinosaurs and dairy barns — there's
a wide range of public activities and
attractions on the UBC campus this
For instance, from July 2 through
Aug. 15, during Summer Session, the
student association has planned a
series of events which are open to the
general public as well as students.
These activities are all free of
charge. For more details about any
UBC events, call Information Services
at 228-3131.
Chamber music recitals by professional musicians will be held regularly
in the recital hall of the Music
Building, and informal outdoor noon-
hour concerts are planned daily in different locations around the campus.
A film festival series on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday evenings will
include the latest National Film Board
releases, and current commercial
feature movies. Showings are in the
Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre, Lecture Hall 2, at 7:30 p.m.
An evening folk dancing program is
also planned.
Stage Campus '80, UBC's summer
stock theatre company, plans three
productions this summer. The first
production will be Michel Tremblay's
St. Carmen of the Main, running from
June 12 through 21.
From July 10 through 19, The
Changeling, a Jacobean drama written by Thomas Middleton and
William Rowley, will be staged by this
15-member company, and from Aug.
7 through 16, Allen Bennett's comedy
Habeas Corpus will be presented.
All productions will be staged in the
Dorothy Somerset Studio. For tickets
and reservations, call 228-2678, or go
to the Theatre Department in the
Frederic Wood Theatre.
From July 9 to Aug. 1, the Vancouver Early Music Festival will present six concerts featuring both international and local musicians in the
Recital Hall of the Music Building at
UBC. Concurrently, a Baroque Music
Workshop and an Early Music and
Dance Workshop are being held at
UBC. For ticket information, call
UBC's Museum of Anthropology
plans two summer programs for
children aged nine to 12 years and an
evening lecture series as part of The
Raven Series. There is a small fee for
Beginning July 8, three three-day
workshops called Sea and Cedar are
planned to introduce traditional Northwest Coast Indian life to youngsters.
Four five-day workshops called Indian
Art for Children begin July 7.
The Art Game: Ceremonies of Consumption of Northwest Coast Indian
Art is the name of a four-evening lecture series which begins July 15.
Pre-enrolment for each of those
three programs is necessary.
The museum is open Tuesdays from
12 noon to 9 p.m., and Wednesday
through Sunday from 12 noon to 7
p.m. Exhibitions featured during the
summer include Chinese Children's
Art: Selections from Luda Municipality, Liaoning Province, People's
Republic of China; and several student exhibitions such as Contemporary Salish Weaving: Continuity
and Change.
The many and varied components
of UBC's Botanical Garden are open
to the public all summer, with the
irises in the Japanese Nitobe Memorial
Garden in their peak by mid-June,
and the roses in the Rose Garden and
in Cecil Green Park at their showiest
during June.
Visitors to the campus are invited to
tour one of the most advanced
facilities in Canada for dairy cattle
research and teaching. Milking time
in this working dairy barn is 2:30 p.m
For tour reservations: 228-4593.
UBC's M.Y. Williams' Geology
Museum features the oldest thing in
B.C. a   Lambeusaurus  dinosaur
skeleton, as well as the largest and
most comprehensive mineral collection in B.C.
General tours of the UBC campus
— geared to a particular group's interests — can be arranged by calling
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the centre, he added, would be
measured by the quality of patient
care, the quality of the health professionals who would be trained in the
hospital and the quality of the
research, which will help physicians in
hospitals around the world.
Dr. McGeer also paid tribute to Dr.
McCreary, former dean of Medicine
and first co-ordinator of health
sciences at UBC, who died in October,
1979. The University, he said,
honored Dr. McCreary for his
pioneering work in the development of
the health-team concept and the
Health Sciences Centre at UBC a
generation ago and for his work in
persuading the federal government to
set up the $500-million Health
Resources Fund.
This fund, which was matched by
provincial governments, resulted in
the construction of new facilities for
training health professionals in provinces across Canada. "Before his
tragic passing last year," Dr. McGeer
said, (Dr. McCreary) "knew the job
was going to be done and that his
dream would be realized at UBC."
Dr. Koerner, the final speaker at
the ceremony, drew applause from the
audience when he suggested that the
motto of the Health Sciences Centre
should be "Tomorrow's health care today."
He said the total cost of the
buildings in the Health Sciences Centre complex was $150 million, adding
that care had been taken to ensure
there was no "waste or unnecessary
duplication." Each hospital had been
built under budget, he said, and the
two already in operation had never
operated with a deficit.
He said he humbly accepted the
honor of having his name associated
with the hospital "on behalf of all
those who helped me loyally for so
many years to finish the job."
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considered too difficult to manage.
It is hoped that many of the 8,000
will be helped by PET.
PET can also be used in a host of
other neurological as well as emotional
disorders. Almost all psychiatric drugs
affect the way brain cells communicate with each other. Some drugs
speed up communication. Others
decrease it. PET will be able to determine where different drugs are having
their affects.
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