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Volume 33 Number 6, March 19, 1987
New chancellor chosen
The University welcomes Dr.
Leslie R. Peterson as UBC's
thirteenth    chancellor. Dr.
Peterson was recently elected
by a sizeable margin over
chancellor candidate Stan
Persky. He begins his three-
year term June 25 of this year,
replacing former chancellor
Robert Wyman. UBC President
Dr. David Strangway said he is
"delighted to have a man of Dr.
Peterson's experience and
stature as Chancellor".
A Vancouver lawyer and former provincial cabinet minister,
Dr. Peterson earned a LLB from UBC in I949, his LLD. from
SFU and a Ed.D. from Notre Dame University of Nelson. A
founding member of Convocation for both Simon Fraser
University and the University of Victoria, Dr. Peterson served as
Minister of Education, Minister of Labour and Attorney-General
during his sixteen years in politics. He is currently a member of
UBC's Board of Governors and chairman of UBC's major donor
club, the Wesbrook Society.
Also newly elected are II convocation senators who represent alumni at Senate meetings. They are: lawyer and former
B.C. Liberal leader David Anderson, accountant Don Carter,
research director Sandra Lindstrom, Vancouver Sun editorial
writer Murray McMillan, social worker Mary Lett Plant, forestry
consultant Bert Reid, investment dealer Mike Ryan, health care
consultant Joanne Stan, high school principal Minoru Sugimoto,
education consultant and former BCIT president Gordon Thorn,
and public relations consultant Nancy Woo.
Science policy forum
Canada's national science policy will be discussed by Bruce
Howe, chief science advisor, Ministry of State for Science and
Technology, Ottawa at the first University Science Policy Forum
being held April 9 at the UBC Graduate Student Centre.
'The forum will examine the important sources of influence
on the nature and quality of research conducted at UBC," says
Kenneth Craig, a UBC psychology professor and president of
the UBC Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society
which is sponsoring the forum in co-operation with the
President's Office.
"We are concerned scientists who are both troubled and
interested in the impact of policy on research. Science policies
are complex and not always understood, even by scientists.
We hope the forum will allow scientists at UBC to participate in
discussions that will influence science policy," says Dr. Craig.
Isabel Kelly, deputy minister, B.C. Ministry of Advanced
Education and Job Training, will speak on provincial university
policies. Other speakers will discuss policies and issues at the
Federal Research Council and the National Science Federation,
as well as provincial science policy.
To register for the University Science Policy Forum call Dr.
Craig at 228-3948.
Shamanism meeting
A major international conference on Shamanism will be held
on the UBC campus in 1988, says Dr. Shotaro lida of Religious
It has developed from a series of workshops which began
here in November, when a sister university pact was established between Komazawa University in Japan and UBC.
The first workshop was conducted by Komazawa University's president, Dr. Tokutaro Sakurai, who was here as a visiting scholar under UBC's 1986-87 grant from the Nakasone
Fund. Dr. lida and Dr. Yunshik Chang of Anthropology and
Sociology also participated.
A second, entitled Folk Healers for the Modern Masses, was
held this month at the Asian Centre, and a third is scheduled to
take place at Komazawa University later this year.
Royalties fund award
Royalties from the Faculty Women's Club cookbook
'Vancouver Entertains" will establish a Vancouver Centennial
Scholarship at UBC. At an anniversary dinner last week, celebrating 70 years of FWC service on the university campus, club
president Lari Hooley presented a cheque for $11,000 to
university Chancellor Robert Wyman to establish the new
scholarship fund. The scholarship will be endowed by further
book sales.
Publication of the cookbook was a centennial project of the
FWC which assists the University in many ways: providing assistance to women students, arranging social events for
students and faculty and giving thousands of hours of volunteer
service. Founded in 1917, the club is open to wives of faculty
members and women members of faculty.
Open House - 'It was wonderful'
XJrade seven students from Sechelt Elementary School were just one of many school groups who visited Open House.
We did it! More than 150,000 people of all ages made their
way to the campus to take part in the three days of fun and
festivities during UBC's Open House. The lineups for maps and
a list of events began at 9 Friday morning at each of the information tents on campus. Student volunteers and staff were
kept busy answering questions such as "What do I see?",
"Where do I go?" and "What do you have for chidren?" By
noon the campus was inundated with visitors—and they kept
The Museum of Anthropology, TRIUMF and the Botanical
Gardens, where staff attempted to keep a count of visitors,
broke all records of attendance. The museum attracted 12,000
visitors in afl three days. Rented buses ran regular tours to the
outskirts of campus and TRIUMF Director Dr. Erich Vogt said
about half of their 3,000 visitors arrived this way. Botanical
Gardens gatekeeper Vicki Zeilmer said the buses were
"responsible for 99 percent of our visitors" and that number was
more than 1,300. "We're hard to find and ifs long walk," Ms.
Zeilmer said. It would be fantastic to have the buses all year
round."    The crowds in the UBC Bookstore resembled the
September rush for textbooks. "It was wonderful," said director
John Hedgecock, "my most used phrase over the three days
was 'come back and see us again'."
Food Services was hard pressed to keep up with demand
on sandwiches and menu items. "Ice cream was a big item,"
said business manager Shirley Louie "and we could have sold
hundreds more cinammon buns if we had had the capacity to
bake them." As it was they sold 5,000, as well as 15,000 other
snack items: muffins, cookies, nanaimo bars and the like. Staff
started work in the bakeshop at 4 a.m. each day to ensure a
continuous supply.
Thai food was a big hit at the Asian Centre which also
offered Japanese and Chinese delicacies. "We ran out of food
on all three days," said Asian studies instructor Mr. Hsu-Tu
Chen. The Science faculty's salmon barbecue outside the
bookstore also ran out each day, but still sold well over half a
ton of salmon. "It was a rip-roaring success," said Zoology
curator Bob Carveth; the department organized the event.
Special guests such as Minister of Fisheries Tom Siddon and
Turn to Page Three see OPEN HOUSE
Students gain expertise abroad
British Columbia students are getting valuable first-hand
experience in the heady world of international trade and
"Denmark's International Study Program offers undergraduates experience they wouldn't get anywhere else," says UBC's
assistant dean of commerce Catherine Vertesi, who has been
involved in the program the past three years.
"Commerce students experience the business climate in
countries where free-trade is a fact of life. There are no barriers
in the European Economic Community."
The students meet decision-makers in Scandinavia and the
EEC as well as in Eastern Block countries. Mrs. Vertesi says this
kind of experience is important in a world where nations are
becoming more and more inter-dependent.
"Canada is increasingly recognizing the need to broaden the
nation's trade base beyond the United States. We are now, for
example, afl aware of the Pacific Rim triangle. It is important for
students to see that not every country does things the way
Canada does. Seeing how things are done in Scandinavia and
in Europe sensitizes students to this fact," she says.
The Denmark International School based in Copenhagen
has one of Europe's largest study-abroad programs. Mrs.
Vertesi says it is not "just a holiday abroad" but rather an
academtcafly-sound program with transferable credits. She
would like to see more liberal arts, architecture and design
students participating.
Trish Sloan, a 1986 UBC Commerce graduate who would
like eventually to work in international business, spent a
semester at the Denmark school last year and was the valedictorian.
"It gave me exposure to global economics. I was used to
my nice western Canadian perspective. The program is
current-affairs oriented. You are expected to have read the
newspapers rather than rely only on theory," says Ms. Sloan.
In addition to a full course load, students get a closeup look
at Scandinavian business, everything from a visit to such international enterprises as the Leggo toy operation to monitoring
the Danish National Bank's foreign exchange.
A mandatory study of East-West relations precedes a trip to
Eastern European countries. Ms. Sloan went to Hungary and
Czechoslovakia where she met with diplomats, business leaders and economists.
Denmark's International Program has 300 students each
semester, most from the United States. Of the 15 Canadians
who attended with Ms. Sloan, seven were from B.C.
Third and Fourth year students who want more information
about the program should contact Mrs. Vertesi, Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration, UBC at 224-8422.
Cost of the program is approximately $7,500 including air fare,
tuition, room and board with a Danish family, and spending
money. IDna« «»»»•-	
Poets considered  more than decorative in Iraq
Dr. Ann Munton
Aim Munton is a lecturer in the
Department of English. A graduate of
UBC, she came back to campus two
years ago from the University of
Toronto where she taught and did her
post-doctoral work. Dr. Munion's field
of study is Canadian poetry.
I visited Iraq two months ago to attend the
Seventh Annual Al Mirbad Poetry Festival, and
since then the country has been in the news
almost constantly. I don't draw any causal
relationship between these events, but, of
course, the media attention has intensified the
impact of my experiences for me.
In addition to the six Canadians in our
group, the conference was attended by over
700 poets and critics, primarily from Arab
countries. A poetry conference of this sort in
Canada would have drawn only a fraction of
the number of participants, and the SSHRCC
(Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council of Canada) and Canada Council
funding combined would perhaps have paid
for 20 poets and critics. A recent poetry reading at UBC attracted an audience of less than
30; major poetry readings at Toronto's
Harbourfront attract perhaps 500; while in
Baghdad thousands of people turn out to hear
poetry   read.      This   was   a   government-
sponsored conference and, as well as being a
propaganda move, indicates the level of
government support for the arts in Iraq, which
in turn reflects the attitudes of the public. The
ruling Arab Bath Party was responding to the
cultural traditions of their country, as well as
trying to provide a favourable impression of
their troubled nation.
Even before we landed in Iraq, I was made
aware of the different position poets occupy in
that country than in Canada. As the flight
attendant announced enigmatically, "We're
going down," I was handed a copy of The
Baghdad Observer. On the front page, beside
the obligatory picture of Saddam Hussein, was
an article about meetings held between
government officials of several Arab nations.
Also in attendance and contributing was an
Arab poet. His presence was seen to be more
than decorative, more than a public relations
ploy. He was there as a full participant. Can
you imagine in this country Prime Minister
Mulroney or Premier Vander Zalm inviting a
poet to address an important strategy
gathering, either to hear what they have to say
or for public relations reasons? In Iraq artists
are considered an asset, while in Canada
cultural interests can be laid on the table in
order to further trade negotiations with the U.S.
And this underscores an important difference
in our cultures. In Canada when poets make
the news as often as not it's because they're
being denounced in Parliament for wasting
Canada Council grant money on "immoral"
writings. In Iraq, they're heroes, rewarded with
financial security and freedom to pursue their
writing careers. Poets aren't necessarily being
"bought off, as they can be and are critical as
well as supportive of the regime, as was
demonstrated by readings at the conference.
What is significant, even if one wants to argue
with my assumptions about literary freedom, is
that undoubtedly poets have power in Arab
culture. Just that it would be worth trying to
"buy" a poefs favour is significant—that they
have public relations value at all) Poets visit
the front to provide support and encouragement, and the media coverage of the trips is
seen as a tremendous morale-booster by the
populace. A major street in Baghdad, Abu
Nuwas, is named after a famous poet, while
one of the major monuments is to Shehrezd.
The significance of poetry surrounds one.
Because we were attending the Al Mirbad
Poetry Festival, we were considered celebrities. The full proceedings of the conference
were broadcast live on Iraqi National TV, and
highlights were replayed nightly. We were
constantly being interviewed for various newspapers and journals, academic and popular
alike. One of our group was featured almost
daily in the English language Baghdad
Observer, as well as in Arabic publications.
We became celebrities, recognized on the
streets of Baghdad and greeted with joyous
exclamations of "Al Mirbad! Al Mirbad!" This
luckily opened many otherwise closed doors
for us.
As it became clear that it might be dangerous for us to travel south to Basrah, despite
the Iraqi desire to buoy up the spirits of the
inhabitants of that beleaguered city with a
visitation of poets, we were taken to the
northern city of Mosul, which had never been
so honoured. The reception was overwhelming. The train station was packed with children
in Kurdish dress or flak uniforms. They
strewed us with flower petals, shook our
hands, handed us bouquets, asked for our
autographs, and tried to kiss the women. The
streets en route to our hotel were lined with
men, women, and children cheering loudly and
ululating eerily.
This is a far cry, literally, from the reception
poets get in this country. And if the poet is not
highly regarded in the West, then the universities need to help. Robertson Davies was
correct in 1950 when, in his play At Mv Heart's
Core, he berated Canada for its lack of
support for the arts and for turning its national
back on the Old World veneration of the bard.
Unfortunately, when he includes educational
attitudes in his criticism, Davies is still accurate
today. 'There is a period of struggle between
poverty and affluence," he wrote, "during
which men feel no need for what [the artist
has] to offer them. And there is a sort of
education which forgets that the mind needs
not only to be polished, but oiled." Here at
UBC we need to be sure that we don't supply
an education which attends to surface '
brilliance, while ignoring the deep workings of
the mind. We need to provide a fully-
balanced education which wHI foster a high
regard for the arts as well as the technical
disciplines. Both are necessary. The arts
cannot be ignored, and the economics of jobs -*
is not the only argument for teaching a subject.
The university must promote the kind of *
education which will in turn foster a high
regard for the arts and promote funding from
the government and the private sector. The
arts need to be made a priority at UBC. Iraq, a
country beleaguered by war, with many
inequalities still to redress, nevertheless
manages to recognize the necessity of a liter- .
ary education and the value of a poefs words. '
Canada, with all its advantages, needs to
recapture this traditional valuation. We need to
hear and appreciate the words of Earle Birney,
who established the Creative Writing Department here at UBC: poetry can and "should
speak to men and assist them to master their
circumstances," he said. In Iraq they seem to
understand and gather strength from this
understanding. It should be so here in
Canada and at UBC. If we listen, we might
hear the poets speak the knowledge of this
land. A divided country is possibly being
written into wholeness by its poets, and we
here should ensure that they are heard.
Ed. Note: UBC is placing- increasing
emphasis on liberal arts programs, in
response to the requests of potential
employers. See UBC Community Report,
March 1987, page 4.
If You Ask Me features interviews
with UBC faculty or staff on a >
controversial issue which relates to the
university campus. Anyone interested in
being interviewed, or who knows someone
whose views would be of interest to the
campus community, please contact The
Editor, UBC Reports.
President lauds Throne speech  focus
At the opening of the provincial legislature
on March 9, Lieutenant-Governor Robert G.
Rogers delivered a Throne speech that
President Strangway describes as "most
encouraging" for post secondary education.
"We were especially pleased to see that the
government has promised to give educational
institutions both the tools to do their job, and
also the funding."
The following key points were made in the
Throne speech with regard to post-secondary
Education is the bedrock on which we must
build our new economy.
Our advanced education system will play a
hands-on role in economic development.
Post-secondary funding will be increased
to ensure colleges and universities are a full
partner in the process.
The new economy will demand new skills
and new education programs for people in
B.C.; our educational institutions will be given
the tools to do the job.
Emphasis will be placed on programs that
strengthen our growing relationship with
Pacific Rim nations.
All British Columbians should be extremely
proud of the individuals who head our
unversifies and colleges.
With the help and co-operation of these
educational leaders, the government will
establish a Premier's Science and Research
Council with representatives from our
advanced educational institutions, business
and government.
During this fiscal year, the government will
co-ordinate a phased and full transfer of
responsibiltiy for its science and technology
component to the post-secondary education
community through the Ministry of Advanced
Education and Job Training.
The government will present a science and
technology strategy to bring together the
universities, the private sector and governments as partners.
A fund will be set up to make B.C. a world
leader in forestry research and to encourage
the development of new technologies to make
our industry even more productive.
On March 2, Premier Vander Zalm spent a
day at UBC, lunching with President
Strangway and long-time UBC supporter Dr.
Walter Koerner.
BOG meeting
on April 2
The next meeting of the Board of
Governors will be held on April 2 at 2.30 p.m.
Fifteen seats are available for the visitors'
gallery, and tickets can be obtained from the
President's Office at 228-2121, 24 hours in
B.C. Premier Bill Vander Zalm and UBC president Dr. David Strangway
2    UBC REPORTS March 19,1987
You have inspired more people than you
know with UBC Open House. The Community
Report on UBC was excellent, I read it from
cover to cover, the map was most useful, the
faculty (I spoke to two professors about the
exhibits, they were so friendly and informative)
and the students were so keen and well
behaved AND the weather was glorious. I
enjoyed myself better than Expo. I never knew
that I was interested in hydraulics but I could
hardly tear myself away!
As a family we have 2 UBC graduates . .
.Our 5-1/2 year old granddaughter went to
Open House and loved it. She visited the
Department of Forestry and came home with a
tree seedling ...
Thank you for giving me such a lovely time
on campus.
I enclose a small cheque to go wherever
you think fit.
Diana L. Johnston
I greatly appreciated receiving "Community
Report - UBC" which was included with my
Sun newspaper last weekend. We plan to
come to the Open House and are able to plan
some sort of itinerary for our tour of UBC from
the Report.
The universities in British Columbia play a
crucial role in the development of our province
and its people. I was particularly impressed by
the last paragraph of David Suzuki's article
which encapsulates the broad benefits of a
university education.
The report does an excellent job of informing the reader of some of the important
research and interesting activities being carried
out at UBC. incidentally, I had not previously
realized the variety of community services
offered by UBC.
Robin H. Dawson
North Vancouver
Letters are welcome and may be on
any topic of interest to the university
community. Please be brief, no more
than 150 words, and send to The Editor,
UBC Reports. -Overflow crowds explore campus at mini Expo
President praises volunteers
•*  Astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason and graduate student Jill Stocks explain space research
to curious visitors
Korean dancers wait for their cue at the Asian Centre
'Thank you UBC for helping us to understand". Those words, the closing lines of the
BCTV Friday night news coverage of UBC's
Open House, were a strong positive message
that the three day event successfully achieved
its goal to bring the University closer to the
community, says UBC president Dr. David
'The Open House weekend was one of the
most heart warming, positive and optimistic
experiences of my career," said Dr. Strangway.
"All the hundreds of volunteers - students,
staff, faculty and community people - who
devoted thousands of hours to Open House
deserve a vote of thanks. There is no doubt
that the pride everyone took in showing off
their areas played a very big part in the
success of the event.
"I was especially impressed with the way in
which faculty, staff and students worked
together to make sure that we put on a first
rate show, and one that the 150,000 visitors
will remember for a long time.   Many people
remarked to me that it was like a mini-Expo —
they had been well entertained but also learnt
a lot — and they understood much more
about the University than they did before."
Highlights of the weekend included the
kick-off Celebrity Alumni Concert and Auction,
an informative forum on AIDS, a panel discussion on the role of the liberal arts in a high tech
world, an indoor aquatic show, a simulated
emergency room situation, and two performances of Peking Opera.
"I was especially delighted to see such a
huge crowd turn out to hear the debate on the
role of liberal arts in our high tech world," says
Dr. Strangway. 'The University is very aware
of the need for an increasing closeness
between these two areas of study, and
evidently the interest in this is very strong. I
find it most encouraging that so many people
in British Columbia wanted to learn about the
role of the universities in the future of the
Many people brought their families to campus
OPEN HOUSE continued from Page One
UBC President Dr. David Strangway delighted
visitors by donning an apron and taking a turn
at the grill. Food Science sold over 200 litres
of mocha fudge Tripple Lite ice-cream, a
commercial product developed by UBC
scientists. "We ran out Friday and again early
Sunday," said instructor Dr. David Kitts.
Physical plant managed to stay on top of
the 20 tons of garbage produced. "It wasn't
too bad," said Chuck Rooney, director of
physical plant operations. "Keeping the litter
bins empty was our main problem." Traffic
and Security reported no problems of a
serious nature over the weekend. "We turned
a blind eye to parking infractions," said Bob
Atlee, Supervisor Patrol, who estimated there
were 20,000 vehicles on campus at any one
time, many parked illegally. "It would have
been tough to navigate a Honda through some
of those lanes," Mr. Atlee said.
On Saturday and Sunday, patrolmen
diverted traffic at Gate One on University
Boulevard, re-routing it to available parking on
the campus outskirts. Despite several reports
of lost children, all were re-united with their
family or group and lost and found items
amounted to two—a coat, and a wallet which
was turned over to the RCMP.
Giveaway items were extremely popular
judging by the number of people observed
carrying free plants. The Forestry faculty
distributed 8,500 free Douglas fir and
lodgepole pine seedlings. "On Sunday we had
five people working and we couldn't wrap the
trees in plastic fast enough," said forestry
professor Dr. Oscar Sziklai. "Now I'm getting
calls from people asking me how to plant
The Aquatic Centre staff allocated 500 blue
balloons each day for children; they ran out
within two and a half hours each day. A sign
outside the Forward building advertising free
coffee on the fifth floor attracted hundreds to
the Mining and Mineral Process Engineering
displays. "Even when the elevator broke on
Sunday we always had people," said sessional
instructor Rod Giles.
Some events attracted such overflow
crowds that people were being turned away.
Visitors jammed the aisles for Peking Opera
performances and lineups for the Thai dancing
went down the stairs into the basement of the
Asian centre. Others stood on display tables
to catch a glimpse of the Korean dancers. In
the law building, the mock trial Goldilocks vs.
Regina, performed by elementary school
students, was filled to capacity despite a
special added show to meet the demand.
And, at the Chemistry building, visitors lined up
an hour ahead of show time to get a seat for
the chemistry magic show.
In Biological Sciences, children crowded
around a touch tide pool where sea creatures
could be picked up and handled, and many
adults were drawn to marine biology displays
by a sign which proclaimed "scallops swim on
the hour every hour". The clear skies Saturday
night brought almost 500 visitors to the
observatory on top of the Geophysics and
Astronomy building. 'There was no way we
could handle everyone," said curator Mr. David
Vogt, "we normally get less than a hundred
According to theatre professor Ray Hall,
about 7,000 people took backstage tours of
the Freddie Wood Theatre or watched a movie
in the making at the Dorothy Somerset
Theatre. Would-be medics had to wait their
turn to try their hand at the emergency room
simulation exercise in IRC, a computerized
program where the computer operator must
choose from a list of options to save a patient's
life. And at the Aquatic Centre it was standing
room only for the aquatic show while
latecomers packed the centre lobby.
Despite the long waits for many events, a
festive air prevailed. 330 chicken and quail
eggs hatched in the Animal Science display, to
the delight of many visitors. The Food Science
department went through quantities of
computer paper for the computerized food
nutrition and safety quiz, another popular item.
"People seemed very interested and asked a
lot of questions," Dr. Kitts said.'Tm glad we had
some answers for them."
Student volunteers—whether guides, tour
drivers, or those involved with the Open House
displays—received rave reviews from visitors,
faculty and staff alike. "Even when the
schedules got mixed up, the students really did
their part," said engineering instructor Rod
Giles. "I'm very proud of them."
Throughout the three days, the Community
Relations Department distributed 100,000
Open House brochures outlining the daily
events and an additional 30,000 copies of the
campus map and brochures about UBC. The
numbers would have been higher but many
people came to the campus armed with the
Open House events listing which went out in
the Community Report at the end of February,"
said Director Margaret Nevin.
The department also co-ordinated media
coverage over the three days with the result
that UBC's Open House was featured on all
three major B.C. television stations, as well as
on KVOS TV, and on most Vancouver radio
stations and in Vancouver newspapers.
In addition, staff fielded well over 250
telephone calls a day from people asking for
information. Frequent questions were "when is
the next Open House?" and even "how many
times a year does UBC have Open House?"
Forestry to sell
leftover trees
If you could use a hundred or so lodgepole
pine or Douglas fir seedlings, the Forestry
department has about 15,000 left over from the
Open House weekend, and they would like to
see them all go to a good home. "We have to
sell them to recover part of our costs," says
forestry professor Dr. Oscar Sziklai ,"but they
are going for a nominal amount—15 cents
each for the pines and 20 cents for the firs."
Dr. Sziklai would like to hear from anyone
interested in buying the trees in bulk—sorry no
orders taken for less than 100. He can be
contacted at 228-3543.
UBC REPORTS March 19,1987     3 Celebrity Auction benefits
Hansen bursary
Nursing instructor Connie Canam demonstrates infant care at a display in IRC
Trying on costumes at the Freddie Wood Theatre
Jack Webster 'humbled'
Hopeful prospectors try the sluice box outside the Geology building
More than $20,000 was raised March 5 by
enthusiastic bidders at the Celebrity Alumni
Concert and Auction held to establish the Rick
Hansen Special Needs Bursary.
And the provincial government has pledged
to match the amount, which came to $23,100
bid on 26 items auctioned at a gala event that
launched Open House 1987.
The evening concluded with the awarding
of an "Ornerary Degree" D.O.C. with Honours
in English as a Second Language to broadcaster Jack Webster, who in his acceptance
speech said that he often found it difficult to
feel humble. "But tonight I feel humble
indeed," he told the boisterous crowd of more
than 500.
The UBC wedding package brought in the
largest single bid, at $3,1 oo. The next largest
amount was $2,500 paid for an evening with
John Gray, closely followed by $2,300 for two
tickets to Shanghai via CP Air, and $2,200 for
an original framed watercolour by Sam Black.
The wedding package, valued at $4,100,
includes 200 printed invitations, the use of
Cecil Green Park or the student graduate
centre for five hours, flowers, reception food
for up to 100 people, a cake, and one vocalist
and one organist to perform for two hours at
either the wedding or the reception.
John Gray will perform a medley from his
musicals at the home of the successful bidder,
who paid five times more than the $500 value
the writer-composer placed upon "An Evening
With John Gray."
Sam Black's 'You Be Seagulls" brought in
almost twice the $1,200 he estimated it to be
worth, and sketches he did on the spot were
sold by masters of ceremonies Norman Young
and Norm Watt for an additional $200.
Among the other items sold at the Celebrity
Auction were a Salish Bentwood Box donated
by the Museum of Anthropology; half a day in
■the garden with David Tarrant, auctioned by
Mayor Gordon Campbell; a badge with a letter
authenticating that it has "flown in space,"
donated by Canadian astronaut Bjarni
Tryggvason; 15 copies of books by Earle
Birney, including some first editions; a
Peruvian pyrite specimen on a specially
designed plastic base, donated by the
Geological Museum; dinner for six with
President and Mrs. David Strangway and Rick
Hansen and his guest; an original David
Suzuki "Fish Print"; a personal opera tape
donated by Judith Forst; and a piano lesson
with Jon Kimura Parker.
Arts-science forum jammed
An overflow crowd of more than 700
jammed the Student Union Building auditorium
on Open House weekend to hear a panel of
three deplore the separation at universities of
the arts and the sciences.
David Suzuki, Mavor Moore and Earl Birney
found little to disagree about during their
discussion of the liberal arts in the 1990's.
The enthusiastic audience that filled the
seats, the aisles and most of the stage
obviously approved of the panel's position that
people with a liberal arts education have never
been more necessary to society than they are
They emphasized that courses in science
and the arts are equally important
"Science is the most important force that
shapes our future," said Dr. Suzuki. "Yet we
are a country run by people who are scientifically illiterate." Most politicians, lawyers and
businessmen have a "rock bottom comprehension of science," he said; they are "ignorant
savages who know nothing about the most
important factors they wilt have to face."
He was equally critical of a system that
permits students to graduate with a Bachelor
of Science degree without ever having had a
course in the history of science, or the philosophy of science, or literature. 'They are
Neanderthal people suddenly given guns and
tanks," he said.
Mavor Moore, former Canada Council
chairman whose career encompasses acting,
directing, producing, writing and teaching, said
the separation of the arts and the sciences is
artificial and is beginning to dissolve.
"What's happening today is that science is
getting much closer to the uncertainty principle
that generates art," he said. Science and art
are linked by technology — for example,
nobody can study music or film today without
also studying computers. Ifs "shocking" to
attempt to divide them, he said.
"What needs attention on both sides is
values: not knowledge, not information; but
Poet Earl Birney said scientists are not
really different from artists. 'They're just
pursuing different paths." But he added, "A lot
of scientists assume that artists cannot reason
~ that they simply feel. And the artist often
says of the scientist, 'my, this guy has no
The panel also touched upon the role of
the university. "I deplore the idea that the
university is the place where you go to get a
job," said Dr. Suzuki. The reason we have
universities is that they are repositories of
ideas. They are (places where people can)
dream ideas that are revolutionary and
The panel was chaired by J. V. Clyne,
former chancellor of UBC, justice of the B.C.
Supreme Court and chairman of MacMillan
Bloedel, who agreed with Dr. Suzuki. He said
at the conclusion of the discussion that "the
object of the university is to train the intellect,
rather than train people for a job."
Salmon display at the Science faculty's salmon barbecue
4     UBCREPORTS March 19,1987 Outdoor food stalls offered snacks for hungry visitors
Sex education called 'urgent'
at Open House AIDS forum
Prevention was the operative word at the
AIDS Forum presented at UBC's Open House
March 7 by experts from the Faculty of
Medicine. Free condoms were handed out to
the more than 200 people who attended.
"We are five to 10 years away from a
vaccine," said Dr. Peter Grantham, head of the
Department of Family Practice, Faculty of
Medicine, who stressed the importance of sex
education saying that it "has been controversial
for some time, but now it is more urgent."
Dr. Grantham said it was important to teach
attitudes as well as impart knowledge. He said
"the media are potent sex educators" but he
said there should be "less hysteria" and more
information about AIDS in the media. He
stressed the importance of co-education saying it was important to ensure both sexes get
the same message. He said too many people
mistakenly believe they are immune from
disease and that they can intuitively select a
safe sexual partner.
Dr. Martin Schechter, of the Department of
Health Care and Epidemiology, and the principal investigator of the largest AIDS study in
Canada, stressed that there have been no
"household contact cases" of AIDS. The virus
is contracted by unprotected sexual contact,
by sharing a needle with an infected person as
in illicit drug use, by blood and blood products
and by perinatal transmission. He said with
behaviour changes the rate of new infections
should be lower but unfortunately, "men under
30 are not changing their behaviour as much
as those over 30."
Dr. Schechter said that, as of Feb. 23, there
First in physics
Penticton Secondary School won three first
prizes, including first over all, at the 10th
annual Physics Olympics held during Open
House weekend.
Teams from 56 B.C. high schools participated in seven events, with David Thompson
Secondary School from Vancouver capturing
second prize over all and Langley's Mountain
Secondary School placing third.
The winning team from Penticton consisted
of Byron Foster, Troy Watts, Heather Alarie,
John Richards and Andrew Roger. They were
led by physics teacher O. Strobe).
Dr. Janice Woodrow of the education
faculty's Department of Mathematics and
Science Education, who co-ordinated the
Olympics, said that 29 different schools registered among the top six in at least one event
In addition to placing first over all, Penticton
also won the black box and triathlon events.
The paper airplane competition was won
by Richmond Secondary School. Vancouver's
David Thompson placed first in the yo-yo and
optical maze events; Argyfe Secondary School
from North Vancouver was most successful in
answering the Fermi questions; and Art
Landymore from Richmond won the teachers'
were 917 reported cases of AIDS in Canada.
He estimates there are between 50,000 and
100,000 people in Canada who carry the AIDS
virus and most people do not experience any
illness when first infected. Eighteen per cent of
people infected with the virus developed AIDS
within four years of entering the study.
"We are looking at the tip of an iceberg," he
said, "because most infections are silent."
Dr. Schechter said there is a "new" AIDS
vims on the horizon, a Type II virus which
"appears genetically different from the first'. A
major problem is the genetic variation of the
Dr. Karen Gelmon of the Department of
Medicine and a leading investigator in the
treatment of AIDS said "we don't have a
treatment" for the disease. Among the many
manifestations of AIDS, a rare type of pneumonia is one of the most common. Dr.
Gelmon said there has been some success in
treating the pneumonia with antibiotics but
patients "cant often get rid of the first infection
and antibiotics have to be continued for the life
of the patient."
Dr. Gelmon said "there has been a new
rash of anti-viral drugs but the first problem we
have with a new drug is how do you know its
effectiveness? In order to know what to
believe, we must test each drug scientifically."
She said it is important not to give in to hysteria.
Moderator of the forum was Dr. Richard
Mathias, Department of Health Care and
Epidemiology, who drew a parallel between an
earlier syphillis epidemic and the spread of
AIDS. He emphasized that the condom is an
effective and safe protection from sexual
transmission of the disease.
Garden growing
More than 200 volunteers picked up a
spade or lent a hand at the Neville Scarfe
Children's Garden during the three days of
Open House and, thanks to their efforts, the
first phase of the garden is almost complete.
Heavy rains prior to the weekend delayed site
preparation, but the many willing labourers,
with the help of heavy machine operators from
UBC's physical plant, installed three full-sized
trees and accomplished much of the landscaping.
University President Dr. David Strangway
planted the first shrub, a magnolia, and many
other special guests took part in the work.
Garden elements include a stream and pond,
bridge, mural, vegetable patch and gatehouse.
Located behind the Scarfe building, the
garden is a tribute to the late Dean Emeritus
Neville Scarfe; it will be an outdoor teaching
lab for children and a retreat for the young-at-
The official opening ceremony is tentatively
scheduled for April," said project coordinator
Dr. Gary Pennington. "But there is still a lot of
work to do—ifs not too late for people to
become involved." Dr. Pennington can be
contacted at 228-6386.
The Asa and Ogedemgbe Drummers, one of many musical events at the Museum of
Goldilocks in the prisoner's dock at the Law faculty's mock trial Goldilocks vs. Regina
CBC-TV films Open House
Seven grade 12 students from Clinton, B.C.
got a taste of university life — and a taste of
show business — when they attended UBC's
campus-wide Open House.
The students' visit was filmed by CBC television for a one-hour documentary on Open
House to be aired this spring.
CBC producer Al Vitols worked with UBC's
Community Relations Office to draw up an
itinerary that would include a wide representation of university* displays and activities for the
show. More than 40 displays and activities
were filmed during the three-day shoot,
including the mock trial of Goldilocks
presented by the law faculty, gold panning
outside the Geological Sciences Building, the
chemistry magic show, the Chinese lion dance,
the  Physics  Olympics,  the Arts forum  and
much more. The crew also filmed the kick-off
Celebrity Concert and Auction on March 5.
Exhibits in biochemistry, electrical engineering, psychology and dentistry were
favorites with the grade 12 students, whose
career plans changed with each new UBC
exhibit This visit has been a real eye-opener
for the students," said Clinton school counsellor Ken Lendels, who accompanied the group.
"It's exciting for them to discover all the areas
of study and career options open to them."
At last count, the group included a potential
doctor, politician, pyschokxjist, animal scientist
engineer, artist and dentist. After three
exhausting days in front of the camera,
however, one career choice didn't seem as
glamorous as before. Television production,
the group decided, was pretty hard work.
UBC REPORTS March 19,1987     5 UBC Schedule of tuition fees, 1987/88
Fee per
Fee per
Unit or
Unit or
Winter Session -Dav * Eve
Cr Units
B.Sc. (Agric.)
1st year
Upper years
1st year
Upper years
Nursing-1st yr
Upper years
Gen., Home Ec. & F. Arts
Diploma Programs
Library, Archival &
Inf ormaton Studies
Social Work
3rd *4th yrs.
5th year
1st year
Upper years
Diploma Programs
Physical Education
Rehab. Med.
Medical Lab. Sci.
Residents &. Interns
Courses numbered under 500
Courses numbered 500
and above
1st year
2nd year
3rd year
Each subsequent reg.
On Leave
1st year
2nd year
Each subsequent reg.
On Leave
12 month fee
18 month fee
Per unit basis
Masters Degree & Diploma in Dentistry
1st year
2nd year
3rd year (comb, with M.Sc.)
1st year
2nd year
3rd year
4th year
Each subsequent reg.
On leave
Part-Time (exc. Grad. St)
Per unit fee prog.
Essay only
Spring & Summer
Per unit
Change of course
Special Course Fees
Biology 323
Chinese 180
Chinese 280
Japanese 180
Japanese 280
Music Educ. 400
Guided Independent Study
Per unit
Refunds per unit
-within 30 days
-after 30 days
Non-refundable materials
charge per G.I.S. course
International Students
(excl. those registered
in the Faculty of
Graduate Studies)
2.5 times 2.5 times
fee for Canadian citizens
and permanent residents
10  *
1 •    Part-time students not in per-unit-fee programs will be assessed on the basis of a percentage of the normal full
program fee.
2.   A graduate student who has officially withdrawn or been officially dropped from his/her program for two or more
years shall upon re-registering be considered for fee assessment purposes, a first-year student.
UBC freshman guard J.D. Jackson helped the Thunderbirds to a second place finish at
the C.IAJJ. national championships in Halifax last Saturday.   UBC had won ten games
in a row before losing to the Brandon University Bobcats 74-66 in the national final.
The team finished the year with a 25-10 record.
Machines to help disabled
The new schedule of tuition fees goes into effect April 1,1987.
Biomedical engineers in UBC's Clinical
Engineering Program are developing two
remarkable machines—a driving simulator and
a limb load monitor—both designed to aid
physically disabled people. The developers
are working cooperatively with staff of the G.F.
Strong Rehabilitation Centre, where the
devices are already in use.
The driving simulator is a computerized
device which tests a patient's driving ability
under realistic conditions. Patients sit in a
driver's seat in front of a car console complete
Finding a friend
Bewilderment and loneliness.
These are two feelings that frequently
plague international students when they first
arrive in Canada to take up university studies.
At UBC, a new "buddy" program that matches
foreign students with a Canadian "friend", is
getting rave reviews from international and
Canadian students alike.
The Peer Program was initiated by UBC's
International House, a facility that offers orientation programs, cultural events and a wide
range of services for international students.
The facility has been operating for 28 years
with the support of more-than 400 volunteers
on campus and in the community.
The Peer Program was developed three
years ago in conjuction with the Department of
Counselling Psychology to help foreign
students overcome feelings of isolation and
confusion in Canada, factors which can often
affect a student's academic performance," says
International House director Rorri McBlane.
Turn to Page Seven sea BUDDY
with steering wheel, switches, ignition keys,
and gauges. The only additions are a
computer screen which displays the "road" for
the "driver".
The device tests factors such as the ability
to follow a target to brake quickly and to avoid
obstacles on the road," says program director
Dr. Charles Laszlo. "Previous tests were insufficient because they could not evaluate the
patient's performance directly and quantitatively. The new machine will be very helpful
for physicians who must determine if a patient
who has had neurological damage has recovered sufficiently to take up driving again."
The other biomedical engineering invention,
the limb load monitor (LLM), is expected to
become available for wide clinical use. The
LLM is a computerized platform with a display
of lights which indicates to a person standing
on the device how they distribute their weight.
"It's designed to be used by amputees fitted
with artifical legs, or by people who need an
external orthotic device," Dr. Laszlo says.
"When a patient stands on a platform, a
display of lights will indicate if one leg or the
other carries more weight. As the patient's
weight shifts this way or that, the lights line up
to show when the weight is evenly distributed.
Used under the guidance of a therapist, it is an
effective training device."
Biomedical engineers, physicians and
therapists are in the process of clinically evaluating the third model of LLM—which offers an
animated picture in place of a string of lights.
UBC's Clinical Engineering Program is one
of only two such programs in Canada. It offers
training for engineers who wish to make a
career working in hospitals where they provide
technological expertize and engineering
6     UBC REPORTS March 19,1987 UBC Calendar
BUDDY continued from Page Six
"Having someone to talk to, and to explain our
Canadian way of life can make a world of difference."
McBlane says what has surprised him is the
enthusiasm of Canadian students involved in
the program. "We anticipated that the program
would be helpful for International students, but
we've also been getting great reviews from
Canadian students who have broadened their
view of international affairs, picked up a new
language, learned more about a particular
nation, or have been able to see their own
culture in a new light.
'This kind of one-on-one relationship has
led to a new appreciation on the part of
students for other cultures and societies."
This year, 108 international and Canadiar
students have been paired up in the program
The UBC program has been so successful tha
universities throughout Canada and the U.S.,
and as far afield as Australia and England, are
setting up Peer Programs based on the UBC
Although no official statistics have been
collected, McBlane says its looks as though the
Peer Program is having a positive effect on the
students' academic life. "We've done informal
surveys for the past two years on how international students in the Peer Program fared
academically, compared with foreign students
who did not participate in the program.
Comparisons were done using students of the
same age, sex, field of study, scholarship level,
etc. We found that while several students who
were not involved in the Peer Program experienced academic difficulties during their first
year on campus, not one of the students with a
Canadian "buddy" was asked to drop out or
withdraw from a course."
Saturday, Mar. 28
The Molecular Dance in
Chemical Reactions: Nobel
Laureate Professor John
Polanyi, CC, Department
of Chemistry, Universityof
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. Free. 8:15 p.m.
Museum of Anthropology Concert.
UBC Chamber Strings under the direction of Gerald
Stanick present an all string program. Music of Haydn,
Holland and Bach. Performance free with museum
admission. For further information call, 228-5087.
Great Hall, Museum of Anthropology. 2:30 p.m.
Graduate Recital.
Jane Gormely, chamber piano. For further information,
call 228-3113. All student recitals subject to change.
UBC Recital Hall, Music Building. 3:30 p.m.
Germanic Studies.
Oral and Written Literature in Medieval Germany. Prof.
Dennis H. Green, Trinity College, Cambridge University.
Buchanan Penthouse. 12:30 p.m.
Science for Peace Lectures.
The Biological Effects of Modern Warfare —11. Prof.
George Spiegelman, Microbiology, UBC. Room A205,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Institute of Asian Research and
the Consulate General of the
Republic of Korea Films.
Han-Geul (Korean language)- 20 minutes, 1985. The
Ancient Korean Art of Printing - 20 minutes, 1985. Koryo
Celadon (Pottery)- 25 minutes, 1979. Forfurther
information call, 228-2746. Seminar Room 604, Asian
Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Germanic Studies.
Literacy, History and Fiction in Medieval German
Literature. Prof. Dennis H. Green, Trinity College,
Cambridge University. Buchanan Penthouse. 3:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
A Scale Model Study of the Gas Flow Field in a Hog Fuel
Boiler Furnace. Matt Perchanok, Graduate Student,
Mechanical Engineering. Room 1215, Civil and
Mechanical Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Biochemical and Biomembranes
Discussion Group.
Total Synthesis and Expression of the Gene for Bovine
Rhodopsin. Dr. Dan Oprian, Michigan Institute of
Technology. IRC 4. 3:45 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar.
Black Holes in Galaxy Nuclei. Dr. John Kormendy,
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Victoria, B.C.
Room 260, Geophysics and Astronomy Building. 4 p.m.
International Rim Night
Who Has Seen the Wind. A Canadian film based on the
novel by W.O. Mitchell. Freeadmission. UBC
students, faculty and members of the community
welcome. Gate 4, International house. 7:30 p.m.
Student Recital
Joanne Dyck, soprano; David Vandereyk, piano. For
further information, call 228-3113. All student recitals
subject to change. Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30
Fourth-year Recital
Karen Olinyk, mezzo-soprano. For further information,
call 228-3113. All student recitals subject to change.
Recital Hall, Music Building. 8:00 p.m.
English Lecture
Textual Transmission in the 15th Century. Dr. Lotte
Hellinga, Deputy Keeper, British Library. Co-
sponsored by the Committee on Lectures and the
Centre for Textual Studies in the Department of
English. Room B-313, Buchanan Building. 12:30p.m.
Creative Teaching Techniques
Asterix in the Classroom: The Use of French Comics as
a Prop for Classroom Learning and The Pleasure of
Reading and Writing: Classroom Strategies. Jacques
Pasquet, visiting children's author from Quebec.
Workshops are in French. Sponsored by the
Department of Modern Languages. Forfurther
information, call 228-3745. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Room
1227, Scarfe Building. Workshop continues on March
School of Library, Archival and
Information Studies Colloquium.
Incunabulistsand Their Data Base. Dr. Lotte Hellinga,
Deputy Keeper, British Library, London. Co-sponsored
by Committee on Lectures. Room 835, North Wing,
Main Li brary. 11:30 a. m.
Botany Seminar.
Primary Productivity in the Antarctic: The Seeming
Paradox. Dr. David Nelson, Oceanography, Oregon
State University. Room 3219, Biological Sciences
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar.
The Use of Inhibitors in the Study of Enzyme
Mechanisms. Prof. A. C. Oehlschlager, Chemistry,
Simon Fraser University. Room 250, Chemistry
Building. 1 p.m.
Metals and Materials Engineering
Mould Taper Design for Billet Casting Machines. B.
Kennedy, Graduate Student, Metals and Materials
Engineering. Room 317, Frank Forward Building. 3:30
Oceanography Seminar.
Effects of Antarctic Phytoplankton Blooms on Nutrient
Cycling and Siliceous Sedimentation. Prof. D. Nelson,
Oregon State University. For further information call.
Dr. William Hsieh 228-2821. Room 1465, Biological
Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
Min-Max Bias Robust M-Estimates of Scale. Ruben
Zamar, Statistics, UBC. Room 102, Ponderosa Annex C.
3:30 p.m.
Botanical Gardens Seminar.
Utilizing the Genetic Resources in the Genus
Lycopersicon. Or. E. C. Tigchelaar, Horticulture, Purdue
University. Room 1202, Civil and Mechanical
Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Research Centre Seminar.
Uterine Blood Flowand the Control of Glucose Supply
to the Placenta. Dr. Colin T. Jones, Laboratory of
Developmental Physiology, Nuffield Institute for
Medical Research, Oxford, U.K. Room 202, The
Research Centre, 950 West 28th Avenue. 4 p.m.
History Lecture.
The Dutch East India Company as a Business
Organization, 1602 - 1795. Prof. Jan de Vries, Berkeley
University. Room351, Brock Hall. 4p.m.
Centre for Continuing Education
Illustrated Lecture.
The Temple-Builders of Ancient Java. Helena Langrick,
Archaeologist. $8, museum members $6. Forfurther
information call, 222-5237. Theatre Gallery, Museum of
Anthroplogy. 7:15 p.m.
UBC Opera Theatre
West coast premiere of Igor Stravinsky's The Rake's
Progress. Conducted and directed by French Tickner
with the UBC Symphonyand Opera Chorus. Tickets:
$10.00adults. $5.00students/seniors. Forticket
information call 228-3113. Old Auditorium. 8:00 p.m.
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Retinoids and Cancer Chemoprevention. Dr. P. R.
Band, Biochemistry and Occupational Oncology, Cancer
Control Agency, Vancouver. Room 317, Basic Medical
Sciences Building, Block C. 12 noon.
Forestry Seminar.
Simulation of Douglas-Fir Crown Development Under
Varying Siivicultural Regimes in Southwest Oregon. Dr.
Doug Maguire, College of Forest Resources, University
of Washington, Seattle. For further information call,
228-2507. Room 166, MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Dentistry Seminar.
Microleakage - Dentin Permeability. Dr. David H.
Pashley, Dentistry, Medical College of Georgia,
Augusta. Room 388, J. B. MacDonald Building. 12:30
Anatomy Seminar.
Skeletal Muscle Fibres: Are They Controlled by
Neurogenic Trophic Substances. Dr. Heather Davis,
Anatomy, McGill University, Montreal. Room B37,
Friedman Building, 2177 Wesbrook Mall. 12:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
Geographyand Canadian Energy Policy. John
Chapman, Geography, UBC. Room 201, Geography
Building. 3:30 p.m.
English Colloquium.
Fantasy Fiction and Metafiction. Dr. Elliott Gore,
English, UBC. Buchanan Penthouse. 3:30 p.m.
Refreshments at 3:15 p.m.
Geophysics and Astronomy
High-Pressure Research and the Composition of the
Earth's Core. Dr. Catherine McCammon, Geological
Sciences, UBC. Room 260, Geophysics and Astronomy
Building. 4 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology
What Would The World Look Like Without Interspecific
Competition. Dr. Dolph Schluter, Zoology, UBC. Room
2449, Biological Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Cinema 16.
Osaka Elegy. Sub Auditorium. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Numerical Modelling of the Northeast Pacific. Dr.
William Hsieh, Oceanography, UBC. Room 229,
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
School of Library, Archival and
Information Studies Colloquium.
The 15th Century Book and its Readers. Dr. Lotte
Hellinga, Deputy Keeper, British Library, London,
England. Co-sponsored by the Committee on Lectures.
Room D-244, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday Noon-hour Concert
John Loban, violin and Lee Kum Sing, piano. Donation
requested. Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
UBC Opera Theatre
West Coast premiere of The Rake's Progress by tgor
Stravinsky. Conducted and directed by French Tickner
with the UBC Symphonyand Opera Chorus. Tickets:
$10.00adults. $5.00student/seniors. Forfurther
information call 228-3113. Old Auditorium. 8:00 p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds.
Diabetic Ketoacidosis - State of the Art. Dr. D.
Studney, Internal Medicine, UBC. Lecture Theatre
Room G279, Acute Care Unit. 12 noon.
Commerce Workshop.
Telecommunications, Urban Travel and Possible Impacts
on Urban Form and Urban Work Patterns. Prof. Man
Salomon, Transportation, Northwestern University. For
further information call, 224-8337. Henry Angus
Penthouse. 2:30-4 p.m.
Germanic Studies Lecture.
Comments on Key Scenes from the 16 Hour Film Epic
Heimat. Prof. Peter Stenberg, UBC. Goethe Institute,
944 West 8th Avenue. 7:30 p.m.
Pacific Rim Club and Mokuyokai
Society of Vancouver Lecture.
Faculty Involvement in the Pacific Rim (based on a paper
by Dr. Terry McGee) Dr. David Strangway, President,
UBC. No-host bar and displays of Pacific Rim
countries. Admission is $3 and will be limited. To
register call, Mokuyokai Message Line, 734-2642, or
Nona Thompson, 266-5290. International House. 7:30
Nakasone Fund/Japan Foundation
Visiting Scholars from Japan
Sponsored by Fine Arts Department. What is Yamato-
e? Prof. Yasushi Egami, Sofia University, Tokyo. Room
615, Asian Centre. 2:30 p.m.
UBC Contemporary Players.
Stephen Chatman and Eugene Wilson, Directors. Free
admission.  Recital Hall, Music Building.  12:30 p.m.
Collegium Musicum Ensembles.
John Sawyer, Ray Nurse, Morna Russeti, directors.
Freeadmission. Recital Hall, Music Building. 8:00p.m.
Dentistry Lecture.
Dentin Sensitivity and Its Treatment by Tubule
Occlusion.  Dr. David H. Pashley, Dentistry, Medical
College of Georgia, Augusta. IRC 4, 8:30 a.m.
Hispanic and Italian Studies
El Japon En La Epoca de las Gran des Expansiones
Europeas — En Torno a la Introduccion del Cristianismo
(in Spanish). Prof. Hidefuji Someda, Universidad de
Estudios Extranjeros, Osaka, Japan. Room B212,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Habitat Lecture.
A Generation of Africans Displaced by the Drought.
David MacDonald, Canadian Ambassador to Ethiopia
and representative to the Organization for African Unity.
Room 102, Lasserre Building. 12:30 p.m.
Botanical Gardens Seminar.
Genetics of Weed Invasions. Dr. Spencer C. H. Barrett,
Botany, University of Toronto. Room 317, Frank
Forward Building. 12:30 p.m.
Audiology and Speech Sciences
Effects of Early Experience on Brain Development in
Humans. Dr. Helen Neville, Director, Neuropsychology,
Salk Institute for Biological Studies. IRC 4. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Cancer Cytogenetics. Dr. Doug Horsman, Cancer
Control Agency of B.C. Parentcraft Room, Grace
Hospital, 4490 Oak Street. 1 p.m.
Audiology and Speech Sciences
Biological Constraints on Language Processing:
Comparisons of Spoken and Signed Languages. Dr.
Helen Neville, Neuropsychology, Salk Institute for
Biological Studies. Room D325, Buchanan Building.
3:30 p.m.
Centre for Continuing Education
Field Trip.
Gray Whales and Seabirds: Bamfield Marine Station.
Dick Cannings, Cowan Vertebrate Museum, Zoology,
UBC and Sally Carson, Bamfield Marine Station. Fee:
$275. For further information call, 222-5207. Pre-
departure orientation meeting Room 2449, Biological
Sciences Building. March 17, 7:30 p.m. Field trip:
March 27-29.
Religious Studies Lecture.
Native Indian Spirituality in the Context of Christianity.
The Rev. John Jeffries, a Native Indian priest.
Sponsored by the Lectures Committee. Buchanan
Penthouse. 12.30 p.m.
Collegium Musicum Ensembles
John Sawyer, Ray Nurse, Morna Russell, directors.
Repeat of Mar. 26 concert. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
UBC Opera Theatre
West coast premiere of The Rake's Progress by Igor
Stravinsky. Conducted and directed by French Tickner
with the UBC Symphonyand Opera Chorus. Tickets:
$10.00 adults. $5.00 students/seniors. For information,
call 228-3113. Old Auditorium. 8:00p.m.
Interdepartmental Graduates
Open Literary Encounters. Organized by graduates in
Comparative Literature, the English and French
departments. A forum for literature graduates to
present papers, work in progress and exchange ideas.
Forfurther information call, Mohammed E2roura, 669-
4301. Room A104, Buchanan Building. 10a.m.-4:30
Thunderbird Rugby.
UBC versus the Ex-Brits Club team. Thunderbird
Stadium. 2:30 p.m.
Graduate Recital.
Cheryl Fairlie, piano. For further information, call 228-
3113. All student recitals subject to change. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 8:00 p.m.
UBC Opera Theatre
West coast premiere of The Rake's Progress by Igor
Stravinsky. Conducted and directed by French Tickner
with the UBC Symphonyand Opera Chorus. Tickets:
$10.00 adults. $5.00 students/seniors. Old Auditorium.
8:00 p.m.
The Contemporary Players.
The Museum of Anthropology presents this mixed
instrumental ensemble performing a program of
chamber music from the twentieth century
masterpieces of Milhaud, Ives and Jolivetto works by
contemporary composers Mitchell and DeJong. The
group is directed by Stephen Chatman of the UBC
School of Music. The contemporary style of the group
draws from such diverse influences as ragtime, African
rhythms and early twentieth century French style.
Performance free with museum admission. Forfurther
* information, call 228-5087. Great Hall, Museum of
Anthropology, 2:30 p.m.
Fourth Year Recital.
Donnalyn Grills, mez20-soprano. Freeadmission. For
further information, call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music
Room. 8:00 p.m.
Institute of Asian Research and
the Consulate General of the
Republic of Korea Films.
Traditional Musical Instruments of Korea - 30 minutes,
1982. Korean Treasures - 30 minutes, 1986. Forfurther
information, call 228-2746. Seminar Room 604, Asian
Centre, 12:30 p.m.
Science for Peace Lectures.
UBC Science for Peace and STS Studies Committee.
The Biological Effects of Modern Warfare — III. Prof.
George Spiegelman, Microbiology. Room A-205,
Buchanan Building 12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Mathematical Modelling of Flexible-Multibody
Dynamics, with Application to Orbiting Systems.
Ahmed Ibrahim, Graduate Student, Mechanical
Engineering, Room 1215, Civil & Mechanical Engineering
Building, 3:30 p.m.
Preventive Medicine & Health
Promotion Seminar.
New Directions in Health Promotion. Rita Stern,
Director, Health Promotion Directorate Western
Region, Health & Welfare Canada. Forfurther
information, call 228-2258. Room 253, James Mather
Building, 5804 Fairview Crescent 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar.
Dissipationless Galaxy Formation. Dr. George Lake,
University of Washington, Seattle. Room 260,
Geophysics & Astronomy Building, 4:00 p.m.
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Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Random Vibrations of a Simple Resonator—A Different
Approach. Dr. A. Bruce Dunwoody. Mechanical
Engineering, UBC. Room 229. Mathematics Building.
3:45 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group.
Role of the Propeptide in the Post-translational
Processing of Factor IX and Prothrombin. Or. Bruce
Furie, Hematology-Oncology, Tufts University. IRC 4.
3:45 p.m.
UBC Percussion Ensemble.
John Rudolph, director. Freeadmission. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Fourth Year Recital.
MeNssaHui,piano. Freeadmission. Forfurther
Information, call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music Building.
8:00 p.m.
Health Promotion & Systems
Studies-Health Promotion &
Systems Studies.
Stress Theory: Post Marital Families. Dr. Roy Rodgers,
Family & Nutritional Sciences, UBC. For more
information, call 228-2258. IRC 4th floor board room
12.30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar.
Electron Transfer Reactions in Bacterial
Photosynthesis. Prof. M.W. Windsor, Chemistry,
Washington State University. Room 250, Chemistry
Building. 1 p.m.
Metallurgical Process Engineering
Distinguished Lecturer Series. A Comparison of Flash
Smelting and Bath Smelting for Lead. G.W. Toop,
Cominco Ltd., Trail. Room 317, Frank Forward Building.
3:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Acoustic Remote-sensing of the Wave Height
Directional Spectrum of Surface Gravity Waves. S. Hill,
Oceanography. For further information, call Dr. William
Hsieh 228-2821. Room 1465, Biological Sciences
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Zoology Seminar.
Sex, or Lack Thereof, in Round Worms. Dr. Martin
Adamson, Zoology, UBC. Room 2000, Biological
Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Nakasone Fund/Japan Foundation
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Visiting Scholars from Japan
Sponsored by Fine Arts Department. The Art of the
Japanese Garden. Prof. Yasushi Egami, Sofia
University, Tokyo. Asian Centre Auditorium. 12:30p.m.
Edmonds College Symphonic
From Seattle, Washington. Richard Asher, director.
Free admission. Recital Hall, Music Building. 3:30 p.m.
Fourth Year Recital.
Joanna Young, piano. Freeadmission. Forfurther
information, call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music Building.
8:00 p.m.
Forestry Seminar.
Changing Wood Quality-Impact on the Structural Use of
Wood. Prof. Dave Barrett, Harvesting & Wood Science,
UBC. For further information, call 228-2507. Room
168, MacMillan Building. 12:30p.m.
IJV.R.E. Lecture.
Insect Herbivores may Control Plant Populations by
Altering Their Host Plant's Life History: The Case of a
Greek Beetle and a Canadian Weed. Mr. Rob Powell,
I.A.R.E., Plant Science, UBC. Room 2449, Biological
Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Germanic Studies Film.
Heimat. part 1. Goethe Institute, 944 West 8th. 5:30
Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Central and peripheral components of the
cardiovascular effects of vasoactive agents. Kathryn
King. Room 317, Basic Medical Sciences Building,
Block C 12:00 noon.
Wednesday Noon-hour Concert.
Gwen Thompson, violin and Robert Silverman, piano.
Donation requested. Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30
UBC Wind Symphony.
Martin Berinbaum, director. Freeadmission. Old
Auditorium. 8:00 p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds.
Septic Shock. Dr. V. Bernstein, Cardiology, Acute Care
Unit, UBC. Room G-279, Lecture Theatre. 12:00 noon.
Faculty Association Annual
Room 100, Mathematics Building. 1:00 p.m.
Germanic Studies Film.
Heimat, part 2. Qoethe Institute, 944 West 8th. 5:30
History of Medicine Hannah
Lister and Surgery. Dr. David Hamilton, Surgery,
University of Glasgow. Lecture Hall B, Vancouver
General Hospital. 1:00 p.m.
Nakasone Fund/Japan Foundation
Visiting Scholars from Japan
Sponsored by Fine Arts Department An Aspect of
Heian Painting Tradition. Prof. Yasushi Egami, Sofia
University, Tokyo. Room 604, Asian Centre. 2:30 p.m.
UBC Wind Symphony.
Martin Berinbaum, director. Repeat of April 1 concert.
Freeadmission. Old Auditorium, 12:30p.m.
Faculty Concert Series.
Martin Berinbaum, trumpet Tickets: $5.00 adults. $2.00
students/seniors. For information and reservations, call
228-3113. Recital Hall, Music Building. Information
lecture: 7:30 p.m. Performance: 8:00 p.m.
Asian Studies Colloquium.
On Japanese Literature and Culture. Thien Pham,
Graduate Student, Asian Studies, UBC. Room 604,
Asian Centre. 12:45 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Case presentations and counselling issues. Clinical
Geneticists, Clinical Genetics Unit, Grace Hospital.
Parentcraft Room, Main Floor, Grace Hospital, 4490 Oak
Street. 1 p.m.
Germanic Studies Film.
Heimat part 3. Goethe Institute, 944 West 8th. 5:30
History of Medicine Hannah
Scottish Medicine and Surgery and Their Influence on
Canada. Dr. David Hamilton, Surgery, Universityof
Glasgow. IRC1. 12:30 p.m.
Nitobe Memorial Garden.
The Nitobe Memorial Garden will be closed weekends.
Hours will be Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free
admission during winter hours.
Botanical Garden.
The Main Botanical Garden on Stadium Road will be
open daily (including weekends) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Badminton Club.
Faculty and Staff Badminton Club meets Tuesday 8:30 -
10:30 p.m. and Fridays 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Gym A of the
Robert Osborne Sports Centre. Fees $10 until April 3.
New members welcome. For more information call,
Bernie 228-4025.
Statistical Consulting and
Research Laboratory.
The Statistical Consulting and Research Laboratory
(SCARL) is operated by the Department of Statistics
and is intended to provide statistical advice to faculty
and graduate students working on research problems.
The faculty and staff associated with SCARL will be
pleased to help with the design and analysis of
experiments, surveys and other studies. You are
encouraged to seek advice in the early stages of your
research so that consultants may be helpful with the
design. To arrange an appointment, fill out a client form,
available from Room 210, Ponderosa AnnexC. For
further information call, 228-4037
Faculty and Staff Golf Tournament
The thirty-first Annual Faculty and Staff Golf
Tournament will be held on Thursday, April 23.
Tournament and dinner will be at the University Golf
Clu b. Total cost will be $50 (Green fees $25, dinner $22
and pri2e money $3). Applications and details available
at the Faculty Club reception desk. Open to all active
and retired faculty and staff.
Anthropology Student Exhibit
Illustrations of fairytales, greek myths and fictional
stories using Northwest Coast traditional style, design
conventions and techniques. Free with museum
admission. For further information call, 228-5087.
Theatre Gallery, Museum of Anthropology. Continues
throughout March.
Indonesian Ikat.
Examples of this textile design and colouring are
displayed in the Museum of Anthropology's new textile
display cabinets. Forfurther information calL 228-5087.
Visible Storage, Museum of Anthropology. Continues
throughout March.
Haida Houses Project
Northwest Coast artist, Norman Tait and a team of five
carvers are turning a 29.5 ton, 20 metre-long log into a
Nishga cargo canoe - the first of its kind in over 100
years. It will be paddled down the west coast to
California, tracing the ancient abalone trading route*.
For further information call, 228-5087. Haida Houses,
Museum of Anthropology. Continues throughout the
Image Recovery Project
Tsimshian artist Glen Wood is completing tracings from
paintings recovered from soiled and faded cedar boards
taken from a Tsimshian house in the Port Simpson area.
The technique has been perfected at the Museum of
Anthropology using infrared photography. Free with
museum admission. For more information call, 228-
5087. Great Hall, Museum of Anthropology. Continues
throughout March.
Archaeology Held Study tour.
Centre for Continuing Education. April 10 -12.
"Archaeology otOzette". $285. For more information,
call David Pokotylo, Curator of Archaeology, Museum of
Anthropology 222-5207. Tour leaves Winter Sports
Stadium 9:15a.m. Friday, April 10.
Language Programs.
Non-credit conversational programs in Spanish,
Japanese and Chinese begin the week of March 30. For
more information, contact Language programs and
Services, Centre for Continuing Education, at 222-5227.
Rick Hansen Fundraising Week.
March 23 - 28. Sports competitions, songfest, socials,
displays, education and awareness of the potential of
disabled people takes place. Constituencies, clubs,
athletic teams, faculty and staff are encouraged to
participate. For more information, call Bruce Paisley,
AMS Programs Coordinator 228-5336.
APRIL 1987
* American Council of Learned Societies
-China Conference Travel Grants {1]
* Apple Canada Education Foundation
-Apple Centre for Innovation [30]
* B.C. Lung Association
-Research Projects [ 1]
* Canadian Commission for Unesco
-McLuhan Teleglobe Canada Award (30]
Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Fdn.
-Studentship [ 1]
Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian Studies *
-Neporany Postdoctoral Fellowship [30]
Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies
-Research [1]
Canadian Northern Studies Trust
-Native Scholarship: Economic Development [
Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine
-Publications Assistance [1] •
Health and Welfare Canada: Welfare
-National Welfare: Research Group
Development [15]
-National Welfare: Senior Research Fellowship
-Welfare Research Project Contribution [15]
MRC: Awards Program
-MRC Fellowship [1] f
MRC: Grants Program
-MRC Group [1]
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
-Advanced Research Workshops Programme
-Advanced Study Institutes (ASI) [15]
-Senior Scientist Programme [15]
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of \
-Pharmacy Fellowship Award [1]
Rhodes University
-Hugh Le May Fellowship [ 1]
Roeher Institute (formerly Natl. Inst, on Mental
-Research [30]
SSHRC: Strategic Grants Division >
-Canadian Studies: Research Tools [ 1]
-Education/Work in Changing Society: Seed,
Research, Workshop [1]
-Family and Socialization of Children: Seed,
Research, Workshop [1]
-Human Context Science Technology: Seed,
Research, Workshop [ 1]
-Management Science: Organizations (Seed),        <
Research Initiatives, Research Grant,
Workshop [ 1]
-Population Aging: Postdoctoral Fellowship,
Reorientation Grants, Research, Research
Tools and Facilities, Research Initiatives,
Workshop, Visiting Scholars [ 1]
-Women and Work Program: Seed, Research,
Workshop [ 1]
Supply and Services Canada
-Public Awareness Program for Science and
Technology [15]
Universite du Quebec
-INRS Postdoctoral Fellowships [17]
Universityof British Columbia
-UBC-NSERC Equipment Grant [16]
-UBC-SSHRC Travel Grant [10]
-International Collaborative Research [30
November, 31 March, 15 August]
NSERC: Intl. Relations Division
-Exch:Braz.,Czech, Jap,Bulg,UK,Suisse,Ger,
Austria [15 October, 1 March]
-International Scientific Exchange Awards [15
October, 1 March]
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of
-Detweiler Clinical Traineeship [1 March, 1
Science Council of B.C.
-BC Science and Engineering Awards [31
Scottish Rite Schizophrenia Prog.
-Research Grant [1 January (Proposal letter); 1
March (Application)]
SSHRC: Research Communic. Div.
-Aid to Occasional Conferences [30 June, 30
October, 30 March]
SSHRC: Secretariat Division
-Library: Strengthening of Specialized
Collections [31 March]
Texaco Canada Resources Ltd.
-Research Grant [31 March]
University Consortium for Research on North
-Quebec Fellowship [15 March]
Universityof British Columbia
-CA. McDowell Award: Excellence in Research
[16 March]
-UBC: Biely Faculty Research Prize [16 March]
-Alumni Prize for Research in the Humanities
and the Social Sciences [16 March]
-Research Grants in the Humanities and Social
Sciences [2 March]
University of Cambridge
-Visiting Fellowship in Commonwealth Studies
[23 March]
Von Humboldt Fdn. (W. Germany)
-Research Fellowship [1 March, 1 July, 1
Woodward's Foundation
-Foundation Grants [1 March, 1 October]
Calendar Deadlines.
For events in the period April 5 to April 18, notices must be submitted on proper
Calendar forms no later than 4 pjn. on Thursday, March 26 to the Community
Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Road, Room 207, Old Administration Building. For
more information, call 228-3131.


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