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Ringing In The New Year
Charles Ker photo
Graduate student Noel Genoway prepares the Asian Centre's temple bell for
Oshogatsu, the Japanese New Year. Centre celebrations on January 9 began
with the ringing of the bell 108 times. According to Buddhist teaching,
humans are plagued by 108 earthly desires; with each toll of the bell, one
is dispelled.
Faculty'members named
to Order of Canada
by Connie Filletti
Stciff writer
Five UBC faculty members have been
honoured with appointments to the Order of Canada in recognition of their
outstanding achievement and service.
Michael Smith, director of the
Biotechnology Laboratory and co-winner
ofthe 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, was
named a Companion to the Order of
Canada, the order's highest rank.
Smith was awarded the Nobel Prize for
his discovery of site-directed mutagenesis,
a technique which enables scientists to
reprogram the genetic code and is considered to be instrumental in the fight
against cancer and in the treatment of
hereditary diseases.
Dr. Patrick McGeer and Dr. Edith
McGeer, professors emeriti in the Psychiatry Department's Division of Neurological Sciences, were both named to the
second highest rank as Officers of the
Order of Canada.
The McGeers' research has focused on
Alzheimer's disease for more than a decade. Their most promising discovery to
date is that indomethacin, an anti-inflammatory drug widely prescribed for
arthritis patients, may slow and even halt
the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. John Blatherwick, a clinical professor in Health Care and Epidemiology's
Division of Public Health Practice, and
Peter Oberlander, a professor emeritus in
the School of Community and Regional
Planning, were two of 52 Members of the
Order of Canada appointed.
Blatherwick, who has been Vancouver's medical health officer for the last 10
years, is the author of Canadian Orders,
Decorations and Medals, a book he wrote
in 1984 which includes his research about
the Order of Canada.
Oberlander, a graduate of Harvard
University, was the founding director of
both the School of Community and Regional Planning and the Centre for Human Settlements in the Faculty of Graduate Studies. In the 1950s, he served as a
special consultant to the House and Planning section of the United Nations Dept.
of Social Affairs on education for city
See photo Page 5
Klawe appointed
VP, Academic and
Student Services
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
Maria Klawe, head of UBC's DepL of
Computer Science, has been named vice-
president. Academic and Student Services. She replaces K.D. Srivastava, who
stepped down Dec. 31 after
eight years In that position.
Klawe, who served for
six and a half years as
Computer Science head
and built the department
into one of the best In
Canada, assumes her new
position Feb. 1.
"We are extremely
pleased that Maria has
agreed to accept this appointment," said UBC President David Strangway. "She
is not only a brilliant
scholar, but she also brings
exceptional management
and communication skills
to the position. Her incredible energy and
enthusiasm are an Inspiration."
The office of vice-president, Academic
and Student Services is responsible for
student registration and records, awards
and financial aid, the library, information
and computing systems, athletics and
sports, housing and conferences,  and
Maria Klawe
services for women students and students with disabilities.
KlawejoinedUBCin 1988 as professor
and head of Computer Science. Under
her leadership, the department doubled
its enrolment of undergraduate and
graduate students, more than doubled
research funding, expanded its lab facilities and
hired 17 new faculty members.
Meanwhile, the department increased its interaction with industry, the community and other universities and Klawe introduced
her management philosophy of shared decisionmaking, inclusiveness and
As well as her administrative duties, Klawe conducts research in theoretical computer science. She
has also organized a collaborative research project call E-GEMS
which brings together researchers from a
wide range of fields to look atthe potential
of electronic games to help children learn
math and science.
Klawe was educated at the University
of Alberta, where she received a BSc and
See KLAWE Page 5
Works by Pasteur among
rare books donated to UBC
by Gavin Wilson
Stciff writer
A collection of rare books that includes works by Louis Pasteur and
Florence Nightingale has been donated
to the Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology by its first head, the late Claude
Dolman died last month, shortly after
making the donation.
Comprising 500 books on topics related to microbiology, the collection includes scientific treatises, biographies,
reports and lecture transcripts, some
dating back as far as the 17th century.
'This collection is far better than what
is available in microbiology texts in the
Woodward Biomedical Library," said
Julian Davies, current head ofthe department.
Davies said he
hopes students in
particular will use
the books to gain a
sense of microbiology's history and of
the people behind
its development.
"The Dolman
collection will serve
as  a  unique  and
valuable resource for future generations
of microbiologists," he said.
See DOLMAN Page 5
Claude Dolman
Freelance Florist
Offbeat: Nancy Nevison's skills bloom at the Rose Bowl parade
Bright Ideas
Student ideas will be the force behind the Greening the Campus program
Gruelling Grading
Forum: New guidelines for grading fall short of the mark
Giving Voice
Profile: Vocal health expert Linda Rammage speaks out on voice disorders 2 UBC Reports • January 12, 1995
Problems and
plague policy
The latest version of the
Draft Policy on Discrimination
and Harassment is clearly
better than its predecessors,
but it still leaves some disturbing questions and problems.
These have been raised in the
context of such policies
elsewhere, and I hope that
UBC will take warning and
deal with them before the
policy is put into final form.
1. In many cases, there is
no objective, a priori criterion
forjudging whether a given act
is harassment or discrimination within the terms of the
policy. Most laws and regulations define punishable
behaviours. Questionable
behaviours can be matched
against criteria to determine
whether a violation has
occurred, regardless of, e.g.
whether charges are eventually
pressed or the perpetrator is
caught. In contrast, the
policy's procedures depend
entirely on the subjective
judgement of whether a
"reasonable person" feels that
a rule has been broken.
Therefore, one cannot be sure,
either in advance or even after
the fact, whether a particular
behaviour is per se harassment or discrimination.
Obviously, also, mounting a
defence is difficult:  because
feeling offended is a completely
subjective reaction, the
accused cannot contradict a
complainant who claims to
have experienced that reaction.
2. Such vagueness and
defencelessness lead to a
chilling effect. Members of the
university community will self-
censor their comments just in
case someone might be
offended. Given that almost
any remark may offend
somebody, the vigour of debate
and enquiry is likely to decrease significantly. Education,
too will suffer:  in spite of the
policy's nod to academic
freedom, faculty and students
will be reluctant to voice ideas,
report findings, or offer interpretations, that conceivably
may be offensive to someone.
3. The criterion of "reasonable person" is both undefined
and invidious.  Do we accept
that reasonable people may
disagree about whether
something was offensive? If so,
what is the decision rule for
adjudging someone to be guilty
or innocent? My colleague. Dr.
Coren, assumed in a previous
letter {UBC Reports. Oct. 21,
1994) that the reasonable
person rule means that if a
high percentage of, say, a
class, is not offended, the fact
that a few students are will not
lead to a conviction. I'm afraid
that he is wrong, and that if
there is a complaint from even
a few people — perhaps even
one, or perhaps no students at
all but rather a member of the
human rights bureaucracy —
this will satisfy the reasonable
person criterion.  Perhaps the
policy should specify the
lowest proportion of offended
to non-offended people necessary for conviction. On the
other hand, if all reasonable
people are assumed to recognize offensiveness, then if X
percentage of an audience feel
offended, and the rest do not,
any decision implies that one
portion of the group consists of
unreasonable people.  What
will the university do when
people feel offended by this
4. I object to the power of
the human rights staff to
initiate investigations and to
continue them regardless of an
original complainant's withdrawal.  It is highly likely that
individuals selected (and self-
selected) for these positions
will have a shared approach of
low "offensiveness" thresholds
and a highly prosecutorial
orientation; furthermore, the
continued existence of their
positions will depend on there
being enough "cases." This
combination of ideology,
personality, and practicality is
bound to result in the perception of misdeeds where no one
else sees them and in a
proliferation of complaints.
There is also a condescending
assumption that if the people
directly involved don't com-
Vagueness a
problem in
applying policy
I share Prof. Salzberg's
forebodings about the consequences of implementing the
Draft Policy on Discrimination
and Harassment as formulated
in the Dec. 1, 1994 issue of
UBC Reports.
The adjudication procedures
described in the policy are
ponderous and their capacity
for fairness completely unproven.  Indeed, given the
advocacy character of some of
the officers involved in the
process, the scope for prejudice and bias seems considerable.  For a person convinced
of the justice of her or his case,
whether as complainant or
respondent, the established
procedures of a court of law, in
which evidence is presented
under oath and the judge or
jury are at arms length from
the hot-house passions of
university politics, must offer a
surer guarantee of fair treatment.
The latest version of this
policy is as flawed as its
predecessor and worse.  Why,
for example, have the authors of this latest draft seen
fit to omit an offence as
serious as "physical and
sexual assault" from the list
of examples of sexual harassment, though it was included
in the earlier version published in UBC Reports, Oct.
6, 1994? The omission is all
the more incongruous when
one notes the retention of so
many other ill-defined
examples of harassment
involving behaviour much
less clear-cut in intention,
and for that reason less
susceptible to proof than
"physical or sexual assault."
I am especially concerned
that "display of pornography"
still appears in the list of
Beware the age
of intolerance
Your Dec. 15, 1994 issue
regarding Killam Research
Prizes informed the public
that the director of the
Centre for Research in
Women's Studies and
Gender Relations "is helping
to rewrite Canadian and
women's history."
Rewriting history is no
doubt a growth industry.
Before travelling along this
revisionist highway politicians
and universities should heed
the words of UBC's W.J.
"With the advent of political
correctness, the Age of Imbecility has reached a new high.
Suddenly we all find ourselves
making what is perceived as
'errors' and are assailed by a
host of hidden inhibitions.
Beware of the coming of the
new age of intolerance."
Raymond Young
Vancouver, BC
behaviour categorized under
"Harassment, including
Sexual Harassment."  Are we
to assume from this that the
authors of this policy and
those participating in the
complex bureaucratic apparatus that will be responsible
for its execution are capable
of identifying "pornography,"
a term whose precise definition continues to elude the
collective wisdom of our
parliament and courts?  Does
the committee's definition of
"pornography" include, for
example, the projection of
slides illustrating pedicatio
and irrumation as depicted
on Greek vases, and the
scenes of soixante-neuf and
other forms of spintrian
activity, as well as the
practice of avian and mammalian copulation much
favoured by certain heroines
of classical mythology that
decorate Etruscan and
Roman walls and other forms
of ancient art.   I need to have
an answer if I am to change
my ways.
James Russell, Professor
Dept. of Classics
Editor's Note:
"Pornography" was deletedfrom
the Dec. 1 draft shortly after its
PCease %&cycCe
plain it is because they are
fearful or ignorant, whereas the
staff is courageous and enlightened.  I suggest, rather, that
the staff is more likely to make
mountains out of molehills, or
no hills at all, and should be
limited to dealing with complaints brought by others.
I hope that the various
aspects of the policy will
continue to be debated.  One
thing that has intrigued me for
some time is the silence of the
Faculty Association on this
issue aside from one inconclusive discussion.  One would
think that protection against
harassment and discrimination, and the protection of
academic freedom, are both at
least as important as the fine
points of how increments are
allotted, or whether a one-half
percent salary raise is possible
in a given year.   It is clear that
individual members of the
faculty are deeply concerned;
don't the leaders of our
organization have any
thoughts on these issues?
Peter Suedfeld, Professor
Dept. of Psychology
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Faculty reassigned as
departments dissolved
The dissolution of three departments
in the Faculty of Arts - Russian and Slavic
Languages and Literatures, Classics, and
Religious Studies - was approved by
Senate at its last meeting. The latter two
disciplines will be combined in a Dept. of
Classical, Near Eastern and Religious
Studies to be established in July.
In presenting the recommendations to
Senate, Dean Patricia Marchak said the
faculty will no longer offer a major in
Russian and Slavic languages but will
maintain a minor offering in these areas.
When the Dept. of Russian and Slavic
Languages and Literatures officially
disbands on June 30, its four faculty
members will be reassigned to other
departments for administrative
The faculty's Co-ordinating Committee
on Slavic Area Studies will  continue
helping students who wish to pursue
graduate work with an Eastern European
or Russian focus.
Marchak describes the merging of
Classics and Religious Studies as "very
"Both departments are small and there
was already considerable interaction in
both teaching and research," she said.
'Those concerned felt it was in their
mutual interest to link up."
Since the mid-1980s both Religious
Studies and Classics have experienced a
significant resurgence. Full-time
equivalent (FTE) undergraduate
enrolment figures in Classics have
increased from about 140 to 185 while
(FTE) undergraduate enrolment in
Religious Studies has almost doubled
from 65 to 120. Graduate enrolment has
also increased.
UBC employee Nancy Nevison is a veteran of two Rose Bowl Parades.
by staff writers
The new year got off to a rosy start for UBC staff member Nancy Nevison
— for the second time in her life she fulfilled a dream of taking part in
the annual Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, Ca.
Nevison, a freelance florist and a clerk in the Advancement Services Dept.
of UBC's External Affairs Division, flew to California after Christmas to join
the 70,000 volunteers who put the parade together.
If you were one of the 80 million people around the world who watched
the annual New Year's Day parade, you saw her handiwork. Nevison used
her talents to help create three floats, which, like all the floats in the
parade, are painstakingly assembled with flowers.
"Every piece has to be floral — every bit of it," Nevison said shortly before
she was off to California.
For many years, the closest Nevison got to the Rose Bowl parade was her
television set. Each year she would faithfully watch and marvel at the huge
floral floats.
Two years ago, she decided to look into getting involved. After a few
phone calls, she arranged to volunteer with Charisma Floats of Pasadena, a
private company that designs and builds floats for the parade.
She worked on the award-winning Malaysian government float, an
underwater floating garden fantasy that had tropical fish, coral reefs,
enormous crabs with mechanical arms and a huge oyster shell that opened
to reveal a pearl.
Putting the Malaysian float together — it was covered in 31,000 roses and
hundreds of orchids — required a carefully orchestrated and intense period
of labour. Nevison got only six hours sleep in the three days leading up to
the parade.
"It was the most exhilarating experience," she said.
As with other parade floats, the work is painstaking. Sometimes individual petals are stripped from blooms and then pasted one by one on the
float. Other textures are created using seeds, beans, corn husks, seaweed,
rice, coconut, and even popcorn.
Part of the challenge is making sure the flowers survive for the 72-hour
assembly time leading up to the parade. Some of the more delicate buds are
set in their own tube of water.
Nevison worked with Charisma Floats this year on two entries: Rotary
International and the 1928 Jewelry Co., a U.S. retail chain. She also helped
create the parade's logo, a huge rose comprising 3,000 flowers.
Nevison has been honing her skills as a florist for several years.
When she's not working at UBC, she operates The Floral Freelancer
Extraordinaire, teaching floral design and making floral arrangements for
businesses, private homes and weddings.
She's done the flowers for many UBC weddings and even UBC events,
such as the windup dinner for the World of Opportunity campaign.
Nevison's work has been seen at floral shows in South Africa, England,
the United States and Holland. She took part in the Art in Bloom show at
the Vancouver Art Gallery in April and also placed in the top 10 three out of
four times she entered the Flowers Canada People's Choice Awards held
each fall at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre.
Gavin Witson photo
Prof. Gordon Walker is the lead Canadian scientist for the Gemini Project,
an international venture to build two eight-metre telescopes in Hawaii and
Chile. He is seen here outside the white-domed enclosure of UBC's
observatory on the roof of the Geophysics and Astronomy building.
New telescopes rival
Hubble Space scope
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
In 1998, high atop a Hawaiian mountain, a UBC astronomer will join other
scientists in opening a powerful new telescope that will introduce a new era in
earth-based observation.
Prof. Gordon Walker is the lead Canadian scientist for the Gemini Project, an
international venture to build two eight-
metre telescopes, one on Mauna Kea in
Hawaii and the other on Cerro Pachon,
Thin-mirror technology and other advances will allow the telescopes to rival,
and in many instances surpass, the capabilities ofthe Hubble Space Telescope.
"The Gemini Project may not have the
world's largest telescopes, but they should
have the best image quality, effectively
making them more powerful than existing telescopes," Walker said.
"First light," as astronomers refer to
the start of observation, will be in 1998 in
Hawaii and in 2001 in Chile. The sites
offer superb viewing conditions, being
located at elevations of 4,200 metres in
Hawaii and 2,700 metres in Chile.
Among other things, the new telescopes
will allow astronomers to observe conditions that lead to the birth of stars, study
the farthest known galaxies to see how
they form and evolve, and explore heavy
element production in stars of the Milky
Way and nearby galaxies.
The Gemini project is looking at doing
things a little differently, he said. Traditionally, competition for viewing time is
fierce and astronomers are given only a
brief time to make their observations,
regardless of the weather conditions.
"It's easy to waste a lot of time on a
telescope," Walker said.
Instead, Gemini is proposing that per
manent staff make the observations and
only when conditions best match the type
of viewing required. The information will
then be sent to the scientists for study.
"The heroic days are over, anyway,"
Walker said. 'These days the real work
comes when you are sitting in front of a
The project brings benefits for Canadian industry, as well as scientists.
A Coquitlam company, Coast Steel, is
building both enclosures, the huge white
domes that cover the telescopes. Coast
Steel has built enclosures for other telescopes on Mauna Kea, including the
Canada/France/Hawaii telescope, the
two Keck telescopes and Japan's eight-
metre Subaru telescope.
Victoria's Dominion Astrophysical
Observatory will supply some ofthe high-
tech gadgetry for the Gemini telescopes.
Observatory staff will build an adaptive
optics unit, which corrects distortion in
images caused by atmospheric conditions, and spectrographs, which disperse
light into its component colours, providing information on the makeup and movement of stars.
Gemini is a collaborative project that
pools the resources of Canada, the United
States, Britain, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.
Canada is providing $35 million, or 15
per cent of the total funding of $176
million U.S. The contributing agencies
are the National Research Council, the
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Westar university
The Westar consortium was established in the 1960s by then-UBC Science
Dean Vladimir Okulitch to hold in trust
the assets of the Queen Elizabeth observatory, once planned for the
Okanagan's Mount Kobau.
UBC to participate in study of
bone injuries among seniors
UBC endocrinologist Dr. Jerilynn Prior
will direct the Vancouver site of a
multicentred clinical trial aimed at understanding the risk factors for broken bones
and hip fractures in the aging population.
"We hope that the project will help
increase knowledge about osteoporosis
and reduce the risk of bone loss, pain and
disability," Prior said.
The Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CAMOS) is one of the
largest prospective population-based
studies of bone ever conducted.
About 10,000 men and women at 10
centres across the country will participate in the five-year, $12-million project.
Prior's ancillary research will focus on
the menstrual cycle and ovulation in an
effort to determine when in the life-cycle
women begin to lose bone density and the
rate of loss. She will also search for
lifestyle factors which could stop bone
loss and enhance bone mineralization.
CAMOS is funded by the National
Health Research Development Programs
and various industrial partners. 4 UBC Reports • January 12, 1995
Ontario puts environmental
assessment program to use
by Charles Ker
Staff writer
Ontario is adopting a one-of-
a-kind program developed at
UBC to assess the environmental merits of provincial government office space.
The program, developed by
the UBC School of Architecture's
Environmental Research Group
(ERG), evaluates the environmental performance of new and
existing office buildings.
There is a much more knowledgeable and scrutinizing public emerging who not only expect
healthier indoor environments,
but also greater environmental
responsibility by industry," said
Prof. Ray Cole, head ofthe ERG
and president of the newly
formed Green Building Information Council.
This program represents a
unique collaboration within the
building industry in response to
the emerging environmental
The Building Environmental Performance Assessment
Criteria (BEPAC), is a set of
environmental criteria structured around five assessment
areas: ozone layer protection
through improved containment
and reduced use of ozone depleting substances (chloro-
fluorocarbons and hydro-
chloro-fluorocarbons); environmental impacts of energy
use with respect to reduced
emissions of greenhouse gases,
regional pollutants and electrical energy use; quality ofthe
indoor environment including
air, lighting and acoustic conditions; conservation of resources through the use of products made from recycled materi
als and water-conserving fixtures; and site selection and design strategies which encourage
alternative transportation methods to the automobile.
In September, Ontario began
the process of applying BEPAC
in eight government buildings in
North Bay, Peterborough and
Toronto. These assessments
cover the workplace of nearly
5,000 government staff housed
in close to 215,000 square metres of space. The government
has also negotiated the rights to
apply the program to a further
800 government-owned buildings.
Under the voluntary program,
building owners are awarded a
certificate indicating the environmental merits of their buildings.
Cole anticipates BEPAC will
be adopted in other regions of
Recycling, cost-efficiency, at
heart of student-led initiative
Shredding machines for recycling plastics. A chemical exchange program. Recovering
heat from air vents at the UBC
swimming pool. These three
bright ideas are part of a new
program launched by the Sustainable Development Research
Institute (SDRI) aimed at improving the campus environment
and reducing UBC's operating
The Greening the Campus
program hopes to harness skills
and knowledge of students, faculty and staff in a series of
projects designed to promote ecological sustainability. Program
co-ordinator Janet Land said
projects will focus on five resource components on campus:
energy, waste, water, land and
food. Investigations of one or
more of these "resource flows"
will be done through audits, technical and economic analyses,
consultation with stakeholders
and regular project monitoring
and maintenance. Four projects
underway examine the
composting of food waste from
AMS and UBC Food Group out
lets, heat loss from the university steam system, the economics of electricity use on campus
and new alternatives for travelling within the campus. Other
projects under consideration involve user-pay bike lockers,
waste audits of individual buildings, a material-handling system for recycled paper, and landscaping proposals to improve
security and/or reduce water
Viewed as a 10-year initiative. Land hopes the program
spawns up to 50 projects annually, all of which would be student-led and supervised by faculty with input from staff. Wher
ever possible, the work would
also be tied to undergraduate or
graduate courses for credit.
"From a student perspective,
it has been shown that the practical and applied nature of the
proposed work is very popular
and has a positive impact on
learning," said Land. "It also provides students with problem-
solving skills which make them
more marketable upon graduation."
Faculty who can identify
"greening" projects as possible
topics for their students are
urged to contact Land at 822-
9154 or by e-mail at
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in English-Canadian Historiography
Monday, January 23 at 3:30 PM
Buchanan Penthouse
Sorting out the Orange and the Green:
Max Weber Visits Ireland
Tuesday, January 24 at 3:30 PM
Buchanan D-244
The Making of the 'Greatest Living Irishman'
Wednesday, January 25 at 7:30 PM
Hotel Georgia, 801 West Georgia
Co-sponsored by UBC Continuing Studies
Yahweh and the History of South Africa
Thursday, January 26 at 12:30 PM
Buchanan A-104 UBC Reports ■ January 12, 1995 5
Martin Dee photo
Congratulations In Order
Professors Emeriti Pat and Edith McGeer are among five
UBC faculty named to the Order of Canada. Governor-
General Ramon Hnatyshyn announced a total of 85
appointees to the Order of Canada, including 10 from
British Columbia, in Ottawa on Jan. 4. Story on Page 1.
Continued from Page 1
a PhD in mathematics, and at
the University of Toronto, where
she did graduate work in computer science.
After teaching at the University of Toronto and Oakland
University in Rochester, Michigan, she moved in 1980 to the
IBM Almaden Research Centre
in San Jose, California.
At IBM she held various positions including manager of the
Discrete Mathematics Group and
manager ofthe Mathematics and
Related Computer Science Dept.
Klawe is married to UBC Computer Science Prof. Nicholas
Pippenger and has two children,
aged nine and 12.
DR. U.B.C. 4U
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Prof. Julian
Davies, head
of the Dept. of
leafs through
one of the 500
rare books
donated by its
first head, the
late Claude
Gavin Wilson photo
Continued from Page 1
Included in the collection
— a first edition of Robert
Hooke's Micrographia, printed
in 1667, in which the British
scientist describes microbes
viewed with a magnifying glass
— a book by pioneering Dutch
microbiologist Anton van
Leeuwenhoek, maker of the
world's first microscopes,
printed in 1695
— a report to the British surgeon-general by Florence
Nightingale, the English nurse
who introduced basic hygiene
principals to hospitals, helping to stem the spread of infection
— first editions of 1886 works
on the production of beer and
wine by Pasteur, the French
chemist who invented the process of pasteurization, as well
as a bound volume of his com
plete works and a first edition of
Rene Vallery-Radot's  Life  of
— 19th century reports on such
diseases as smallpox, typhus,
scarlet fever, cholera and yellow
An avid collector of books,
paintings and sculptures. Dolman acquired the collection during a long and distinguished career in public health.
He was a faculty member at
UBC from 1935 until his retirement in 1971. In addition to
holding numerous administrative positions with the university, he conducted research on
bacterial toxins such as salmonella, botulism and
staphylococcus. His work earned
him international recognition
and many honours.
Throughout his career Dolman believed passionately in
establishing and implementing
public health procedures. He
sometimes had to overcome fierce
resistance, especially when he
played a major role in the chlo-
rination of Vancouver's water
He was also instrumental in
the founding of the Faculty of
Medicine at UBC, from which
three of his six children later
graduated. Dolman also served
as director of the division of
laboratories with the provincial Dept. of Health for many
The Dolman collection has
been put on display in a conference room in the Dept. of
Microbiology and Immunology.
Dolman had also established
an endowment which will fund
the CE. Dolman Prize, to be
awarded annually to the outstanding graduate ofthe Dept.
of Microbiology and Immunology. The endowment will also
fund the CE. Dolman Visiting
Lectureship, which will bring
an eminent microbiologist to
the department each year.
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January 15 through January 28
Sunday, Jan. 15
Music Concert
First of a series of three. The
Piano & Violin Sonatas of
Beethoven featuring pianist Jane
Coop and violinist Andrew Dawes.
Music Recital Hall at 3pm. Three-
concert pass $24/16; individual
$12/8. Call 822-5574.
Monday, Jan. 16
Astronomy Seminar
Unveiling The Initial Mass Function Of Galactic Globular Clusters. Ciampaolo Piotto,
Osservatorio di Padova and
Berkeley. Geophysics/Astronomy
260 at 4pm. Refreshments at
3:30pm.  Call 822-2696/2267.
Mechanical Engineering
Inertial Effects And Wake Structure In Swimming. Dr. J.R.
Lowom, U. of Wyoming. CMl/
Mechanical Engineering 1202
from3:30-4:30pm. Call 822-6671.
IHEAR Seminar
Twice Imprisoned: Loss Of Hearing, Loss Of Power In Federal
Prisoners In British Columbia.
Marilyn Dahl, PhD candidate,
IHEAR. Hearing accessible.
Brock Hall 0017 at 4pm. Call
Green College Lecture
Science And Society: Technology
And The Arts - Politics Of Science
Funding. Erich Vogt, former director of TRIUMF; Peter Hochachka,
Zoology. Green College Coach
House at 8pm. Call 822-8660.
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Animal Science Seminar
Metabolic Response Of Fish To
Vaccination. Paige Ackerman,
MSc student, Animal Science.
MacMillan 256 at 12:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-4593.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Enhancing Learning/Teaching
From The Classroom To Community Pharmacy Practice. Dr.
Naseem Amarshi, Clinical Div.,
Pharmaceutical Sciences. IRC
#3 at 12:30pm.  Call 822-4645.
GSS Professional
Development Seminar
Writing And Defending Your Thesis. Experienced faculty members and graduate students. Grad
Centre at 12:30pm sharp. Refreshments.  Call 822-3203.
Research Seminar
Walking A Two-way Street From
Plant Genetics To Space And
Back: A Journey Of 30 Years. Dr.
Richard H. Waring, College of
Forestry, Oregon State U.
BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-
1:30pm.  Call 822-2133.
Centre for Chinese
Research Seminar
Sino Judaica: A New Avenue Of
Understanding. Prof. Rene
Goldman, Asian Studies. Asian
Centre 604 from 12:30-2pm. Call
Astronomy Seminar
The Galactic Bulge. Andy
McWilliam, Carnegie Observatories. Geophysics/Astronomy 260
at 2:30pm. Refreshments at 2pm.
Call 822-2696/2267.
Oceanography Seminar
A Historical Perspective Of Biological Studies InThe Ocean. Tim
Parsons, professor emeritus.
BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm. Call
Green College Lecture
Learning To Teach, Teaching To
Learn. Gail Riddell, director, Centre for Faculty Development/Instructional Services. Green College Coach House at 5:30pm. Call
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Sports: Anterior Shoulder Instability. Dr. W. Regan. Eye Care Centre auditorium at 7am. Call 875-
Faculty Development
The Four Cultures Of The Academy. Bill Bergquist, Asian Centre.
Asian Centre Auditorium from 9-
12:30pm. Keynote address from
9-10am. To register call 822-9149.
Red Cross Blood Donor
Continues to Jan. 20. SUB Ballroom from 9:30am-3:30pm. Call
Judy Au at 879-6001, local 418.
Protein Adsorption To Polymeric
Surfaces And The Rational Design
Of Biomaterials. Dr. Charles
Haynes, Chemical Engineering.
Wesbrook 201 from 12-l:30pm.
Call 822-3308.
Canadian Studies Lecture
Why The Deficit Does/Doesn't
Matter. David Donaldson, Economics. Buchanan B-212 at
12:30pm.   Call 822-5193.
Wednesday Noon Hour
Jazz Concert. George Robert Quintet with guitarist Oliver Cannon.
Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm.
$2.50. Call 822-5574.
Opera Panel Discussion
Peter Grimes. George Crabbe And
Benjamin Britten. Susan Bennett,
Vancouver Opera; Ronald Hatch,
English; John Hulcoop, English;
Andrew Busza. English.
Buchanan Penthouse at 12:30pm.
Call 822-4060.
Forest Sciences Seminar
Extinctions Of Mammals From
U.S. Rocky Mountain Parks. Dr.
Susan Glenn, Forest Sciences.
MacMillan 160 from 12:30-
1:30pm.   Call 822-9377.
Centre for Japanese
Research Seminar
Transforming Of Japanese Universities. Prof. Kiyofumi
Kawaguchi, College of Policy Science, Ritsumeikan U., Kyoto. Asian
Centre 604 from 12:30-2pm. Call
French Colloquium
Y a-t-il Une Traduction Dans La
Salle? Jeu-questionnaire Sur
l'ldentification Du Traduit. Louise
Ladouceur, PhD student in Interdisciplinary Studies. Buchanan
Tower799from2:30-3:30pm. Call
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Cyclosporin Vs FK506 In Liver
Transplantation. Ms. Mary Ann
Lindsay, PhD student. Clinical
Pharmacy. Vancouver Hosp./
HSC, UBC Pavilion G-279 from 4-
5pm.  Call 822-4645.
UBC Writing Centre
Begins Jan. 18, Wednesdays, 7-
10pm. Preparation For University
Writing And The LPI. Section 702
is a one-term non-credit writing
course in language and composition. For info/registration, call
Thursday, Jan. 19
Medicine Lecture
Reactive Airway Disease: The
Smooth Muscle Story? Dr. P.
Seidman. assistant professor,
Anesthesiology/CCM, U. of Pittsburgh. VHHSC Eye Care Centre
auditorium at 8am. Call 875-
Faculty Development
Also Jan. 26. A Brown Bag Work
Group: Developing New Teaching
Skills. Gail Riddell/colleagues.
David Lam bsmt. seminar room
from 12:30-2pm.  Call 822-9149.
Philosophy Colloquium
A General Theory Of Term-forming Operators. David DeVidi, Philosophy, U. ofWaterloo. Buchanan
D-351 from 1-2:30pm. Call 822-
Hort Club Seminar
Hothouses: Floriculture In The
Mediterranean Region. Christia
Roberts. Plant Science Greenhouse
seminar room 102, near Stores
Rd. from l:30-2:20pm. Refreshments. Call 822-0894.
CICSR Faculty Forum
Empirical Investigations Of The
Determinants And Consequences
Of The Use Of Explanations In
Knowledge-based Systems. Dr.
Izak Benbasat, Commerce.
CICSR/CS 208 at 4pm. Call 822-
Physics Colloquium
SL9 Comet And Jupiter Impacts.
Clark Chapman, Planetary Science
Institute. Hennings 201 at 4pm.
Call 822-3853.
Genetics Graduate Program
Comparative Gene Mapping,
Genome Informatics And Models
For Multifactorial Human Diseases. Dr. Joseph Nadeau, associate professor, Human Genetics,
Montreal General Hosp., McGill.
Wesbrook 201 at 4:30pm. Refreshments at 4:15pm. Call 822-
Canadian Studies Workshop
What Use Is Ethnicity To Native
People? Margery Fee, English.
Green College small dining room
at 8pm.  Call 822-5193.
Friday, Jan. 20
Pediatric* Grand Rounds
PKU 30 Years On: Maternal !
Phenylketonuria Syndrome; Current Approaches To Prevention.
Dr. Robin Casey, Pediatrics, Royal
University Hosp., Saskatoon/Biochemical Diseases Clinical Service, B.C.'s Children's Hosp. GF
Strong auditorium at 9am. Call
Health Care/Epidemiology
Violence In The Workplace. Dr.
Robert Jin, Occupational Health
Section Prevention, Div., Workers
Compensation Board. Mather 253
from 9-10am. Parking available in
B lot. Call 822-2772.
Law Seminar Series
Legal Theory, Artificial Intelligence,
And Flexicon. J.C. Smith, professor. Law 178 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-3151.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Natural Product Drugs In The
Therapy Of Asthma And Allergy.
Dr. John Langlands, Inflazyme
Pharmaceuticals Ltd. IRC #3 from
12:30-1:30pm.   Call 822-4645.
Centre for Korean Research
On Chaebol In South Korea. Dr.
Ilan Vertinsky, Commerce. Asian
Centre 604 from 12:30-2pm. Call
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar
Development Of An Improved Industrial Helmet: Issues In Occupational Standard Setting. Dr.
Jocelyn Pedder, RONA Kinetics &
Associates. Civil /Mechanical Engineering 1202 from 12:30-
1:30pm.  Call 822-9595.
Fisheries Centre Seminar
Tackling The Bycatch Problem
Through Enhancement Of Post-
capture Survival: The Case Of
Pacific Halibut. Ralf Yorque Room,
Fisheries Centre, Hut B-8 from
1:30-2:30pm.  Call 822-2731.
Mathematics Colloquium
Rational Curves On Algebraic Varieties. Dr. Shing-Tung Yau, winner of the Fields Medal in Mathematics, 1982, Harvard U. Math
104 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at
3:15pm in Math Annex 1115. Call
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Optimum Discrete PID Controller.
Mr. K. Vu, grad student. Chemical
Engineering 206 at 3:30pm. Call
Theoretical Chemistry
The Relation Between Kinetic And
Thermodynamic Temperatures.
Dr. R.E. Nettleton, Physics, U. of
Witwatersrand. S.A. Chemistry
402, central wing at 4pm. Call
SPEAK Conference
Storming the Tower: A Conference
In Political Activism In The Academy. Keynote address: Feminist
Revolution: The Politics Of Solidarity. Sandra Butler, co-director
of the Inst, for Feminist Training,
Oakland, CA. Sponsored by Feminist Caucus Of Counselling Psychology. Curtis Law Bldg. 101-
102 at 8pm. $10/7. Continues to
Jan. 22.For information on Sat/
Sun program call/fax 228-9060.
Saturday, Jan. 21
Language Programs
Registration underway for Continuing Studies French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian, German, Korean
& Portuguese Conversation
classes beginning Jan. 21, 24 &
26. Buchanan D-3rd floor. For
course times/information, call
Monday, Jan. 23
Applied Mathematics
Data Fitting With Implicit Functions. Dr. J.M. Varah, CICSR
director. Math 203 at 3:30pm.
Call 822-4584.
Cecil & Ida Green Visiting
The Concept Of Diaspora In English-Canadian Historiography.
Prof. Donald Akenson, History,
Queen'sU., Kingston. Buchanan
Penthouse at 3:30pm. Call 822-
Astronomy Seminar
The Nearby Universe: Maps, Mass
And Motion. Mike Hudson, U. of
Durham. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Refreshments.   Call 822-2696/2267.
Commerce Research
Development Seminar
Tricks Of The Tobacco Trade:
Targets/Tactics In Cigarette Promotion. Dr. Richard Pollay, Commerce Professional Research Excellence Award winner '93-'94.
David Lam 142 from 4:30-6pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-8488.
Tuesday, Jan. 24
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Structure-function Relationship
Of The Non-chelating Residues
In The Loop Region OfThe HLH
Cation Binding Motif. Patrick
Franchini, grad student. Pharmaceutical Sciences. IRC #3 at
12:30pm.   Call 822-4645.
Animal Science Seminar
Stress Protein Expression And
Inflammation In Fish. Robert
Forsyth, PhD student, Animal
Science. MacMillan 256 at
12:30pm. Refreshments. Call
Philosophy Colloquium
A Procedural Model For Analogi-
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UBC Reports ■ January 12, 1995 7
January 15 through January 28
cal Reasoning. Paul Bartha, Philosophy, U. of Pittsburgh.
Buchanan Penthouse from 1 -
2:30pm.  Call 822-3292.
Botany Seminar
Components Of Competitive Ability: Distinguishing Between Competitive Effect And Response. Dr.
Deborah Goldberg, U. of Michigan. BioSciences 2000 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Oceanography Seminar
The Ocean As A Source For Rapid
Interglacial Climate Fluctuations. Dr. Andrew Weaver. School
of Earth/Ocean Sciences. U.Vic.
BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm.
Call 822-4511.
Cecil & Ida Green Visiting
Sorting Out The Orange And The
Green: Max Weber Visits Ireland.
Prof. Donald Akenson, History.
Queen's U., Kingston. Buchanan
D-244at 3:30pm. Call 822-5675.
Green College Seminar
Canadian Architecture In The
19th Century. Allan Evans, Classics. Green College Coach House
at 5:30pm.  Call"822-8660.
Centre for Applied Ethics
Emerging Social Issues On The
Internet/Information Highway.
Dr. Richard Rosenberg. Computer Science. Angus 415 from 4-
6pm.   Call 822-5139.
Medical Genetics Seminar
A Pilot Project For Predictive
Testing For Breast Cancer In
B.C. Karen Sedun, genetic
counsellor. Medical Genetics.
Wesbrook 201 at 4:30pm. Refreshments at 4:15pm. Call
Geography Colloquium
Bertrand Russell: Passionate
Sceptic. Dr. Philip Hill, Mechanical Engineering. Buchanan B
penthouse at 4:15pm. Refreshments at 4pm.  Call 822-3112.
Wednesday, Jan. 25
Orthopaedics Grand
Anaesthesia For Spinal Cord Injured Patients. Dr. J.
Berezowskyj, Orthopaedics,
ancouver Hosp./HSCEye Care
Centre auditorium at 7am. Call
Self-splicing And Recom-
binogenic Properties Of A
Chloroplast Intron From
Chlamydomonas. Dr. Franz
Durrenberger. Biotechnologv
Lab. Wesbrook 201 from 12"-
1:30pm.   Call 822-3308.
Wednesday Noon Hour
Music for Winds featuring faculty artists including bassoonist
Jesse Read. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. $2.50. Call 822-5574.
Rehabilitation Sciences
Biomechanics Of Muscle Injury.
Dr. Richard Lieber. professor of
U.SC, San Diego. Koerner Pavilion, lab-8 at 12:30pm. Call 822-
Centre for Japanese
Research Seminar
Saving And Growth: Is High Saving Good News? Dr. M. Saito.
Economics: Somchai Jitsuchon.
PhD student. Asian Centre music
studio from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-
Geography Colloquium
Malice In Blunderland: The Bioge-
ography Of Fisheries Collapse -
Science To Policy. Dr. Carl Walters,
UBC Fisheries Centre/Zoology.
Geography 201 at 3:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-4929.
Centre for Southeast Asian
Research Seminar
Out/Standing In Her Field? Reflections On Feminist Fieldwork In
The Philippines. Deidre McKay,
PhD candidate. Geography. Asian
Centre 604 from 3:30-5pm. Call
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Do Corticosteroids Induce Ulcers
And Is Prophylaxis for PUD Justified? Mr. Alan Low, PhD student,
Clinical Pharmacy. UBC Hospital
G-279 from 4-5pm. Call 822-4645.
Green College Lectures
Punishment And Crime Lectures.
Dangerous Offenders. Christopher
Webster, professor/chair, Psychology, SFU; Robert Menzies, Criminology, SFU. Green College Coach
House from 5-6:30pm. Call 822-
Distinguished Speakers
First of four evenings. The Making
Of The Greatest Living Irishman.
Sponsored by Cecil and Ida Green
Visiting Professorships. Donald
Akenson. Hotel Georgia from 7:30-
9:30pm. $ 10 per lecture or $35 for
all four.  Call 822-1450.
Green College Nineteenth
Century Studies Colloquium
God, Mammon, And The Marketplace: Religious Issues InThe Nineteenth Century. Paul Burns, Religious Studies: Don Lewis, Regent
College. Green College Coach
House at 8pm.   Call 822-8660.
Thursday, Jan. 26
Molecular Genetics: New Tools To
Study Disease Progression. Dr. D.
Horsman, Pathology/Laboratory
Medicine. Vancouver Hosp./HSC
Eye Care Centre auditorium at
8am. Call 875- 4577.
UBC Board of Governors
Held in the Board and Senate room,
second floor of the Old Administration Building, 6328 Memorial
Rd. The open session begins at
Cecil & Ida Green Visiting
YahwekAndThe History Of South
Africa. Prof. Donald Akenson, History, Queen's U., Kingston.
Buchanan A-104 at 12:30pm. Call
UBC International Forum
Globalization And Fragmentation:
The Aboriginal Response.
Rosemarie Kuptana, president,
Inuit Tapirisat of Canada. IRC # 1
from 12:30-2pm.   Call 822-9546.
Institute of Asian Research
Russia In World Politics. Dr. Alex
Alraf, honorary research associate. Asian Centre 604 from 12:30-
2pm.   Call 822-2629.
Philosophy Colloquium
Deflationary Truth And Paradox.
Philip Kremer, Philosophy,
Stanford U. Buchanan penthouse
from 1-2:30pm.  Call 822-3292.
Physics Colloquium
Magnetic Force Microscopy. Peter
Grutter, McGill U. Hennings 201
at 4pm.  Call 822-3853.
Dal Grauer Memorial
Ann Schein Piano Recital. Performing the works of Beethoven,
Schubert, Rachmaninoff and Chopin. Music Recital Hall at 8pm.
Admission $ 16/9. Call 822- 5574.
Friday, Jan. 27
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Clinicopathological Conference.
Dr. James Dimmick, head, Pathology; Dr. David Riddell,
Pediatrics. GF Strong auditorium
at 9am.  Call 875-2307.
Health Care/Epidemiology
Managing Health Technology.
Dean George Eisler, School of
Health Sciences, BCIT. Mather
253 from 9-10am. Call 822-2772.
Law Seminar Series
The History Of First Nations Fisheries. Prof. Dianne Newell, History. Curtis 149 from 12:30-
1:30pm.  Call 822-3151.
Occupational Hygiene
Programme Seminar
Bioethics Of Genetic Screening.
Dr. Michael Burgess, visiting fellow, Centre for Applied Ethics.
Civil/Mechanical  Engineering
1202 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
Mathematics Colloquium
Improved Use OfThe Gibbs Sampler. Dr. Priscilla E. Greenwood.
Math 104 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at 3:15 in Math Annex
1115. Call 822-2666.
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Methane Homologation By A Low-
temperature Two-step Reaction.
Dr. Goran Boskovic, research associate. Chemical Engineering
206 at 3:30pm.   Call 822-3238.
Theoretical Chemistry
Application Of Fokker-Planck
Models To Globular Clusters. Dr.
G. Fahlman, Astronomy. Chemistry 402, central wing at 4pm.
Call 822-3997.
Student Housing
A service offered by the AMS has
been established to provide a housing listing service for both students and landlords. This service
utilizes a computer voice
messaging system. Students call
822-9844, landlords call 1-900-
451-5585 (touch-tone calling) or
822-0888, info only.
Grad Centre Activities
Dance To A Latin Beat. Every
Thur. at the Graduate Centre at
8:30pm. To find out more about
free Mon. movies (presently Japanese) in the penthouse at the Grad
Centre, free Tai Chi and other activities call the hot-line at 822-
International Student
Women's Support Group. Jennie
Campbell, International Student
Advisor/Program Coordinator.
International House every Thurs.
between 4-5pm.   Call 822-5021.
Campus Tours
School and College Liaison tours
provide prospective UBC students
with an overview of campus activities/faculties/services. Fridays at
9:30am. Reservations required one
week in advance.  Call 822-4319.
UBC Libraries
Library branches and divisions
are offering more than 100 training/tutorial sessions this term.
Learn how to use the online catalogue/information system, or one
of more than 75 electronic
databases in the library. Check
branches/divisions for times and
dates.   Call 822-3096.
Clinical Research Support
Under the auspices of Health Care/
Epidemiology. Provides Methodological, biostatistical, computational and analytical support for
health researchers. Call 822-
Disability Resource Centre
The centre provides consultation
and information for faculty members with students with disabilities. Guidebooks/services for students and faculty available. Call
Women Students' Office
We are taking registration for January groups including Mature
Women Students; Self- esteem;
Assertiveness Training, and
Women of Colour and Meditation.
Personal counselling and advocacy
are available to women students.
Call 822-2415 or drop by Brock
Hall 203.
Equity Office
Advisors are available to discuss
questions or concerns. We are prepared to help any UBC student, or
member of staff or faculty who is
experiencing discrimination or
harassment, including sexual harassment, find a satisfactory resolution. Call 822-6353.
Continuing Studies Writing
Writing 098: Preparation For University Writing And The LPI. Winter Session. Call 822- 9564.
Research Study Volunteers
Role Stress In Dual-earner Parents Of Pre-school Children.
Wendy Hall, UBC School of Nursing. Participants will complete 2
short questionnaires only. Honorarium offered.  Call 686-0877.
A Study on Hearing and Age
Senior (65 yrs. or older) and junior
(20-25 yrs.) volunteers are need.
Expected to attend 3 one-hour
appointments at UBC. Experiments will examine how hearing
and communication abilities differ with age. Honorarium. Call
Dermatology Studies
Volunteers Required
Genital Herpes
16 yrs/older. Approx. 8 visits over
one-yr. period. All patients will be
treated with medication.  No control group. Call 875-5296.
Skin Infection
Looking for participants with infections such as infected wounds,
burns, boils, sebaceous cysts or
impetigo. 18 yrs/older. 4 visits
over maximum 26 days. Honorarium. Call 875-5296.
Audiology/Speech Sciences
Volunteers needed with normal
hearing, who are native-English
speakers; 18-35 years old. with
no previous instruction in linguistics to participate in a study
of speech perception in noise.
Honorarium paid. Call 822-5054.
Statistical Consulting/
Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the Dept.
of Statistics to provide statistical
advice to faculty/staff/students.
During Term 2. 94/95, up to 3
hours of free advice is available
for selected clients. Call 822-
Faculty and Staff Volleyball
Mondays/Wednesdays Gym B,
Osborne Centre at 12:30pm.
Drop-in or attend regularly for
recreation.   Call 822-4479.
Badminton Club
Faculty/staff/grad students welcome. Osborne Gym A, Fridays
from 6:30-9:30pm. $15 yr; $2
drop in. John Amor, Geophysics/Astronomy.  Call 822-6933.
Surplus Equipment
Recycling Facility (SERF)
Disposal of all surplus items.
EveryWednesday. 12-5pm. Task
Force Bldg., 2352 Health Sciences Mall. Call Vince at 822-
2582/Rich at 822-2813.
Fine Arts Gallery
Open Tues.-Fri from 10am-5pm.
Saturdays 12pm-5pm. Freeadmission. Basement of Main Library.   Call 822-2759.
Nitobe Garden
Winter hours are Mon-Fri from
10am-2:30pm. Admission is free.
Call 822-6038.
Botanical Garden
Open daily from llam-5pm.
Shop in the Garden, call 822-
4529; garden information. 822-
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information call 822-3131 8 UBC Reports ■ January 12, 1995
The UBC Board of Governors, at its December, 1994
meeting, approved an agreement to work with the Greater
Vancouver Regional District on the development of an Official Community Plan for the UBC campus. The agreement has
since been ratified by the GVRD.
As part ofthe agreement (see UBC Reports Dec. 15,1994),
the university is committed to providing the GVRD with a set
of Land Use and Development Objectives so regional district
staff can proceed with developing the Official Community
Plan. The following is a first draft ofthe objectives for campus
discussion, comment and input. They will be presented as
information to the Board of Governors on January 26, for
discussion, with the intention that final objectives will be
adopted in March.
Please forward comments to the director of Campus Planning and Development at 2210 West Mall; Fax: 822-6119.
The University of British Columbia, as
an academic enterprise, is an important
local, regional, provincial, and national
resource. Historically, the University has
always been an important part ofthe city
of Vancouver. The great cities of the
world are those in which universities are
centres of academic and cultural interaction. The concept of the major academic
and educational institution as an essential component in a growing, dynamic
and vibrant city will continue to be a key
element of the mission of the University.
The growth of the University parallels
the growth of the city of Vancouver. The
University can reasonably expect to continue experiencing a wider diversity of
educational, recreational, and cultural
activities on the campus. The pressures
of regional growth and change, as well as
increasing utilization of the campus by
the wider community, challenge the
University to continue to build and develop its traditional reciprocal link to the
As a place, the University is beautiful,
admired across the country; however,
there are many parts ofthe campus with
serious deficiencies and unrealized potential. As a community, the campus is
unbalanced and incomplete in two major
respects; first, while the sense of community Is continuing to develop with
many more people living on campus,
there is still the impression of a place
alive and inhabited only during working
hours, lacking the balance of a well
rounded and active environment. Second, the campus land use should be
integrated with the Greater Vancouver
Regional District's Livable Region Strategy for growth management.
In response to its mandate to be the
senior institution of higher education
and research in a vibrant pacific city, the
University will responsibly develop land
in order to support the academic and
research mission. All income from long
term leases will be used for endowments,
for long term assets which directly support the mission, and which allow the
University to develop the margin of excellence into the long term future. Under
University policy, endowments are managed as appreciating assets. For example, each faculty position added to the
University contributes to the growth and
development of the province by way of
teaching, research, and indirect economic
Land use and development objectives
will also ensure that all development
contributes to a sophisticated vision
based, not only on site and building
related specifics, but also on a consideration of sociological and operational issues informed by a regional and demographic perspective.
The development objectives in this
category include:
Capitalize on Pacific Spirit Park, one
of the world's great urban parks,
through careful siting of adjacent
ii. Ensure that campus development
captures the maximum possible
views of the ocean.
iii. Preserve managed natural areas
such as the Botanical Gardens,
Nitobe Gardens and selected wooded
Preserve and further develop formal
and informal landscapes to sustain
and enhance the sense of a "garden
campus". Significant elements in
the formal layout ofthe campus will
include the Escarpment, North
Lawn, Rose Garden, Main Mall, Library Square, Fairview Square,
South Lawn, Main Mall extension,
the Stadium, the Playing Fields, including Maclnnes Field, and extensive planting throughout the campus.
Incrementally reduce surface parking lots through such measures as
the construction of parkades, encouragement of bicycles and transit, reduction of oversized roadways,
transit supportive development, and
the establishment of a viable resident population.
vl. Accommodate core academic and
support growth through infill and
intensification within the confines
of the current Main Campus area
north of Thunderbird Boulevard.
The development objectives in this category include:
vii. Balance the proportion of residents and build a well-rounded
community by increasing the residential population between 1995
and 2021.
viii. In keeping with the value of the
campus to the wider community,
strengthen accessibility to the campus and the visibility of its activities.
ix. While maintaining the primacy of
academic use, strengthen other uses
such as cultural, residential, commercial, research, retail, and community services.
x. Ensure a mixed use concept of land
development which precludes isolated single purpose enclaves.
xi. Develop and reinforce a distinct campus landscape character, distinguished by a mix of urban
streetscapes and open spaces.
xii. Reduce the barrier effects of and
land consumed by major traffic
arteries and create physical and
visual linkages across them.
xiii. Create human scaled road networks
which function as multi use public
places as well as movement corridors.
xlv. Provide a balance between various
complementary land uses allocating approximately 70% (of which
close to 40% is developed, leaving
about 30% for future uses) of the
383 hectare campus for academic,
research, and related institutional
use (including student housing) and
approximately 30% of the campus
for market housing.
a) Approximately 85 hectares (22%)
to academic and support use north
of Thunderbird Drive in the existing main campus.
b) Approximately 50 hectares (13%)
to student housing north of
Thunderbird Drive, (including
Theological Colleges) in the existing main campus.
c) Approximately 30 hectares (8%)
to university housing east of
Wesbrook Drive.
d) Approximately 25 hectares (7%)
to Botanical Gardens south of
Thunderbird Drive.
e) Approximately 5 hectares (1%) to
Plant Operations.
f) Approximately 25 hectares (7%)
to athletic facilities and fields south
of Thunderbird Drive.
g) Approximately 50 hectares (13%)
to research south of Thunderbird
h) Approximately 10 hectares (3%)
to existing Hampton Place for market housing.
i) Approximately 50 hectares (13%)
to market housing south of
Thunderbird Drive.
j) Approximately 50 hectares (13%)
south of Thunderbird Drive as a
reserve for future market housing,
part or all of which may be used for
low intensity academic or research
use in the interim.
k) Adjacent to the campus, on land
owned by University, fraternities
and the Provincial Government,
approximately 3 hectares (1%) to
be developed for affordable housing in a joint venture between the
University and the Province.
xv. Improve vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian connections between various parts of the campus.
xvi. Provide public focal points: the
main academic core, a commercial
and service area, and athletics and
recreation focuses, all of which are
connected by a general network of
greenspaces and road systems.
xvii. Provide housing types with an emphasis on compact, small footprint
xviii. Provide optimal public safety by
careful location and design of building types, movement systems, utilities, and public services.
The University can assist in meeting
this regional objective by:
xix Accommodating a significant share
of residential growth slated for Vancouver that is compatible with UBC's
primary mission to support its academic enterprise.
xx. Ensuring that all land uses utilize
as compact a form as possible.
The major way in which UBC can
contribute to the weaning of the Region
from an overwhelming dependence on
automobiles is to:
xxi. Provide opportunities for people to
live close to the core of Vancouver,
and hence reduce the travel from
suburban centres.
xxii. Support the Region's Traffic Demand
Management measures such as utilizing high occupancy vehicles, increasing parking charges, and exhibiting preference for transit, bicycles and pedestrians.
xxiii. Create a flexible campus road, bicycle and pedestrian network which
links to similar networks beyond the
xxiv. Provide for a modern regional transit terminus and a flexible and distributed transit service on campus.
xxv. Anticipate that regional transit planning will include the university community in future rapid transit initiative. UBC Reports ■ January 12,1995 9
The Board of Governors took
thefollowing action at its meeting
held on December 1. 1994.
The Board approved the firm
of Busby Bridger/MBT Associates as the Prime Consultants/
Architects forthe Earth Sciences
The following construction
contracts were awarded:
• Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
• The Walter C. Koerner
Library (Central Library—
Phase I)
The 1995-96 Budget for Child
Care Services was approved.
Guidelines for the provision of
child care services were also
The Board approved rent
structures for 1994-95 for the
Thunderbird Residence.
The following fees were approved:
(1) The establishment of tuition fees at $12,000.00 for students entering the Pharm. D. program in September 1995, and
(2) A special Practice Fee of
$200.00 for students in the
fourth year ofthe B.Sc. (Pharm.)
Program to take effect for the
1995-96 academic year.
The Board approved the following policies; and noted the
President's procedures for imple-
The Board of Governors at its
meeting of December 1, 1994
approved the following recommendations and received notice
about thefollowing items:
Marcia A Boyd, Associate Dean,
Faculty of Dentistry, July 1, 1994
to June 30, 1995.
George E. Kennedy, Head, Department of Agricultural Economics, Oct. 1, 1994 to June 30,
Richard Hodgson, Acting Head,
Department of French, Jan. 1,
1995 to June 30, 1995.
Elizabeth Croft, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Apr. 1, 1995 to
June 30, 1998.
Daniel Fraser, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical
Engineering, Jan. 1, 1995 to
June 30, 1998.
Deborah Giaschi, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Sept. 1, 1994 to June
30, 1997.
Maleki Daya, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology.
July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1997.
Edwin D.W. Moore, Assistant Professor, Department of
Physiology, Jan.   1,   1995 to
mentation and administration.
• Extraordinary Expenses—
Grant and Contract-funded
• Consultation with Students
about Tuition Fees
The Board approved the following Senate recommendations:
• New Diploma Program in Forestry (Advanced Silviculture)
• Establishment ofthe Life Skills
Motivation Centre within the Institute of Health Promotion Research. Faculty of Graduate
Studies, effective January 1,
• An Endowment Deed was approved for the Ronald L. Cliff
Professorship for Junior Faculty
in Accountancy.
The Board approved a change
in the Endowment Deed to reflect the conversion of the Chair
in Audiology and Speech Sciences to the Professorship in
Audiology and Speech Sciences.
Dr. Michael Smith and Dr.
Raphael Amit were appointed as
Peter Wall Distinguished Professors; Dr. Smith as Professor of
Biotechnology and Dr. Amit as
Professor of Entrepreneurship
and Venture Capital.
The Board approved the restructuring of and appointments
to the University Athletic Council.
June 30, 1998.
Peter Liddle, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Oct. 17, 1994.
Lynn Raymond, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry. Sept. 1, 1994 to June 30,
William Jia, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Oct.
1, 1994 to June 30, 1997.
Lome A. Whitehead, Associate
Professor, Department of Physics, Oct. 1, 1994 to June 30,
Vadilal Modi, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dec. 30, 1994.
Penelope Quintana, Assistant
Professor, Occupational Hygiene
Program, Dec. 31, 1994.
Gordon Phillips, Professor, Department of Medicine, Nov. 9,
Deirdre Webster, Assistant Professor, School of Rehabilitation
Sciences, June 30, 1995.
Luis Sobrino, Professor, Department of Physics, Dec. 30. 1994.
Erich Vogt, Professor, Department of Physics/TRIUMF, Dec.
30, 1994.
Emerging Asian markets
focus of conference
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
Students in the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration will provide a forum for
individuals interested in exploring new venture opportunities in
the Pacific Rim.
Bridging the Pacific - New
Venture Opportunities in Emerging Markets, will be held Jan.
20-21 at the Waterfront Centre
Hotel in Vancouver.
The conference, which will
combine keynote speakers, panels, and an information fair, will
provide attendees with an opportunity to learn from the experiences of business professionals who have participated in the
establishment of new ventures
in Asia.
"Last year's conference, our
first, centred on general business opportunities in the Pacific
Rim," said second-year graduate student Hanna Krause, the
1995 conference co-chair.
'The focus this year is on new
venture opportunities in emerging Pacific Rim markets such as
Vietnam, Indonesia, Korea and
Malaysia," said Krause. "We're
hoping to attract people in entrepreneurial positions within
their respective organizations,
and others generally interested
in the opportunities available in
the Asian marketplace."
The conference organizing
committee consists of 20 graduate and undergraduate students,
including undergraduate co-
chair Michiyo Iizuka, as well as a
group of faculty advisers.
Keynote speakers include Ron
Erdman, president of Wardley
Canada, and Stan Ridley, president of B.C. Hydro.
Last year's conference drew
175 delegates. Krause is anticipating closer to 250 delegates
this year, as a result of increased
participation by the Vancouver
business   community.
The concurrent
sessions will be
hosted by entrepreneurs with successful first-hand experience in the Pacific
Rim. Speakers will
share their personal
experiences and will
discuss subjects
such as identifying
Hanna Krause
market opportunities, developing
joint ventures,
reaching Asian investors, and overcoming cultural differences.
For more information on Bridging the
Pacific - New Venture
Opportunities in
Emerging Markets,
call 822-6016.
Abe Hefter photo
Partners In Education
Management committee members of the Canada-China
university partnership met at UBC Dec. 13 to discuss
developments in the areas of telecommunications,
biotechnology and environmental management. UBC,
McGill University, the University of Toronto and
l'Universite de Montreal have joined with three of China's
largest research universities, Peking, Tsinghua and
Nankai, in a collaborative effort that covers a number of
areas of graduate research. Committee members (l-r) are
Prof. Wang Jikang, Tsinghua University; Prof. Bernard
Sheehan, associate vice-president, Computing and
Communications, UBC; Prof. Zhang Maizeng, Nankai
University; Prof. Olav Slaymaker, associate vice-president,
Research, UBC; UBC Law Prof. Ivan Head; UBC Asian
Studies Prof. Daniel Overmyer; and Xia Hong Wei, Peking
University. UBC President David Strangway will host a
meeting of the seven university partnership presidents
April 9-10.
Pharmacy doctoral students
to face tuition increase this fall
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
Annual tuition fees for UBC's
doctoral program in Pharmacy
(PharmD) will rise from $2,181
to $12,000 in September, 1995
to support the clinical component of the program.
The fee increase was approved
by UBC's Board ofGovernors at
its December meeting.
"Since the program was
launched in 1991, the clinical
teaching has been done by dedicated volunteers," said John
McNeill, dean of the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences.
"But as hospitals face tight
budgets and diminishing revenues, it is becoming increasingly difficult for us to find clinical sites and clinical mentors for
our students."
The two-year program, which
consists of eight months of
course work and one year of
clinical clerkship, was the first
offered at a Canadian university.
Dan Birch, vice-president,
Academic and Provost, explained
that because the program is currently unfunded, 70 per cent of
the additional tuition revenue
will be remitted to the faculty
and 30 per cent will be retained
by the university for general infrastructure costs.
"We have concerns about such
a high tuition but it is in line with
fees charged by other universities," McNeill said. "It should also
be possible to raise funds for
scholarships and bursaries to
assist students in the program."
Tuition at The University of
Toronto, the only other Canadian university offering a
PharmD, is $12,500.
Canadians enrolled in
PharmD programs at American
institutions pay fees ranging
from $6,100 at the University of
Utah to $20,345 at the University of Southern California.
$200 practice fee introduced for
fourth-year pharmacy students
UBC's Board of Governors
has approved a $200 practice
fee for fourth-year BSc (Pharm)
students beginning in the
1995/96 academic year.
"Fourth year undergraduate Pharmacy students undertake 10 weeks of clinical
internship and the amount
now designated in the faculty's budget is less than half
the amount it spends annu
ally on the clinical program,"
said Dan Birch,vice-president, Academic and Provost.
John McNeill, dean of the
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, noted that several U.S.
universities charge similar fees
of $300 and up.
The entire practice fee will be
retained by the faculty for teacher
training and the purchase of
teaching materials. 10 UBC Reports ■ January 12, 1995
Hastily introduced
grading policy presents a
challenge for teachers
by Gaaton Erickson
Prof. Gaalen Erickson is the director of
UBC's Centre for the Study of Teacher
Education. Thefollowing remarks were
drawnfrom a lecture he gave initiating a
free, three-part UBC lecture series on
Important educational issues tn B.C.
Coming lectures: Accountability: Can we
know if schools are doing agoodjob, Prof.
Doug Willms, Jan. 25; Equity: Who wins?
Prof. Jane Gaskell, April 26. For more
information on upcoming lectures at the
Robson Square Conference Centre please
call 264-0627.
In the new ministry policy on student
assessment, evaluation and reporting three
changes have been introduced:
- Grade 4 to 7 teachers must now use
letter grades (previously it was optional);
- teachers at all grades are to include
"structured written comments" outlining
what the student is currently able to do,
what difficulties he or she is experiencing,
and what type of support is required of
parents and teachers to improve the
student's performance;
- letter grades in each subject are to be
based upon criteria derived from the
expected learning outcomes in the curriculum guides (most of which are currently
under revision).
A number of
issues must be
clarified and
factors addressed
before these policy
initiatives will have
the desired effects
of Improving the
evaluation and
reporting of student performance.
First, it must be
recognized that the
judgments involved
in assigning grades
to students re-
quires teachers to
develop an extensive knowledge base in a
number of different domains, including the
subject matter in which the evaluative
judgment is being made, the social and
Intellectual developmental characteristics
of the learner, contemporary instructional
techniques and technology, and the
general societal expectations of schools.
Second, everyone needs to be clear that
according to the new policy, the primary
purpose of assigning letter grades is
educational (where grades are indicators of
actual achievement and play a feedback
role for students and parents) and not
motivational (where grades are used as a
"carrot" or a "stick" to promote learning) or
selective (where grades are used to sort
students for other educational institutions
or for some employment opportunities).
Third, the many different interpretations of
what is meant by a letter grade must be
addressed.  Many teachers, parents and
students alike think that effort as well as
achievement ought to be included in the
assigning of a letter grade. Effort and
achievement of some intended learning
outcome are two very different judgments
and should not be combined in one letter
grade. Finally, the language in forthcoming
ministry documents elaborating on the
new policy must be much clearer about the
nature of criterion-referenced evaluation,
A potential problem can occur
with the use of letter grades
when younger students are
"labelled" as a result of
receiving a low grade. This
may influence a child's sense
of self-esteem, and how
parents and teachers respond
to that child.
provide a more extensive rationale for its
introduction, and clarify the role of the
teacher versus that of the ministry regarding the setting of standards and criteria
used in making these evaluative judgments.
The strengths are that the ministry
policy makes it more apparent that the
purpose of student assessment and evaluation is to provide a clear accounting of
student achievement for both parents and
students. The policy also encourages the
participation of students and parents in the
assessment process through the use of
strategies such as student portfolios,
student self-assessment techniques and
student-parent conferences.  Finally, it
should result in more clearly defined
curricular documents in which the intended learning outcomes for a given
subject area at each grade level are clearly
specified and capable of being understood
by students and parents.
In terms of weaknesses, the primary
criticism is the great haste with which the
policy was introduced. Teachers, school
administrators and parents were left
wondering, even as late as October, what
the new report card would look like.
Another concern is that the emphasis on
letter grades may return us to some of the
practices that emerged during the era of
behavioural objectives in the 1970s. Then,
the temptation was to only teach to those
educational outcomes that could be measured with some so-called "objective"
assessment instrument. In other words
      instruction would be
^mm     reduced to include
only those topic
areas that could be
easily measured.
Another potential
problem can occur
with the use of letter
grades when
younger students are
"labelled" as a result
of receiving a low
grade. This may
influence a child's
      sense of self-esteem,
and how parents and
teachers respond to that child. Also, with
an increased focus on letter grades, learning may become associated with this
extrinsic reward system in a sort of "performance for grade" game. This may well
work against what I consider to be one of
the primary purposes of schooling and that
is to inspire in students a sense of enjoyment and wonder in learning and to
develop their critical capabilities to analyse
and deal effectively with the challenges they
will encounter in life.
Because this shift in grading practices
is significantly different from previous
practices, more resources will be needed
to explain this policy initiative to teachers and to parents.   It will entail a
substantial and sustained effort to
communicate the nature of criterion-
referenced evaluation through a series of
workshops and public meetings.  Without
such efforts, these policy changes will
leave teachers with the unenviable task
of attempting to implement a program
that has not been sufficiently articulated to the educational community nor
the public at large. Given the increased
demands and responsibilities placed on
contemporary schools, teachers and
their students need all the support and
assistance of this sort that we can
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issue of UBC Reports is noon, Jan. 17.
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Dunbar Investment Club would
welcome new members. This
group has monthly meetings to
discuss and make investments in
stocks with long-term growth
potential. If interested, call Dan
Richmond RCMP is
seeking your assistance
in finding a person named
STEVE from UBC's Place
Vanier residence.
STEVE contacted
Lawson Mardon Packaging on Dec. 21,1994, regarding a stolen lap top
computer he purchased
on campus.
Lawson Mardon is offering a reward to STEVE
if he comes forward. For
information please contact Cst. MJM Germain at
perfect spot to reserve
accommodation for guest
lecturers or other university
members who visit throughout
the year. Close to UBC and other
Vancouver attractions, a tasteful
representation of our city and of
UBC. 4103 W.lOth Ave.
Vancouver, B.C. V6R 2H2. Call
(604) 228-8635.
Ideal accommodation for UBC
visitors, close to UBC, reasonable
rates. 3780 W. 3rd Ave. Call hosts
Ken and Carla Rich at 224-1180.
Located near the Museum of
Anthropology, this is an ideal spot
for visiting scholars to UBC. Guests
dine with residents and enjoy
college life. Daily rate $50.00, plus
$ 13/day for meals Sun. -Thurs. Call
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and availability.
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gardening, but not utilities. Long-
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Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory
Practical approach
removes barriers
between researchers
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
You have to look
beyond the bricks and
mortar if you want to
understand the Advanced Materials and
Process Engineering
Laboratory (AMPEL)
building, says its director. Prof. Tom
It's not just another
research facility being built on East Mall,
but a whole new way
of tackling technological research problems
at Canadian universities.
'Traditionally, research at universities
is done through departments, and this
can create barriers
between researchers
even if they are working in similar areas,"
said Tiedje, who holds
joint appointments in
the departments of
Physics and Electrical
"For  example,   at
UBC   there   are   a
number  of departments involved in materials research, but right now they are
isolated from each other. It's difficult to
get any economies of scale or synergy of
"In this building we will be able to pool
resources and bring together activities
that are related in science and technology, but disconnected administratively.
It's a practical approach that's more common in industry than it is in academia,"
he said.
When construction of the $21 -million
building is completed in June, AMPEL
will be a major research i entre on campus. Faculty and gradual students from
four different departments (Chemistry,
Electrical Engineering, Metals and Materials Engineering and Physics) will work
side-by-side to better understand the
properties of materials and develop new
processes for producing materials in useful forms.
Tiedje said the advantages of the new
facility are many: it will enhance interactions between researchers working in
related areas, allow more efficient operations, appeal to funding agencies and
attract more industry involvement because it is more compatible with its needs.
The AMPEL building will have an important educational role, he added, especially in graduate education. Students
will benefit by having better access to
modern equipment and instrumentation
that may now be inaccessible to them in
other departments. They will also benefit
from exposure to the different cultures
that exist in disciplines outside their
own, he said.
Covering nearly 8,000 square metres
of space over four storeys, the AMPEL
building will include specialized facilities
not available elsewhere at UBC, such-as
high headroom labs that have space for
heavy industrial machinery.
The high headroom lab will be the new
home for the Centre for Metallurgical
Process Engineering, now based in the
Forward Building.
AMPEL will also feature a "clean room"
for fabricating electronic devices in a
Gavin Wilson photo
Tom Tiedje, with drawings of the new Advanced
Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory.
controlled environment that is sealed off
from the outside and free of dust and
Tiedje, who began his three-year appointment as director last June, said
that AMPEL will also be serviced with
adequate power, water and ventilation
for materials research, unlike some
buildings currently used for materials
research, which were designed without
the services needed for safe and efficient operation.
Work conducted in the new building
will generate new discoveries and help
create new industries and high quality
jobs for the future as well as support
existing industries, he said.
AMPEL researchers will be working on
a variety of different materials including
ceramics, composites, metals, semiconductors and superconductors. Tiedje said
the building will bring together under one
roof one ofthe best collections of modern
instrumentation in Canada for studying
the properties of materials.
Materials processing will be another
important activity in the new building, he
said. Activities in that field will be as
diverse as the development of environmentally sound processes for resource
industries and the fabrication of semiconductor lasers for fibre-optic communications systems.
AMPEL does not have enough space to
accommodate all the materials researchers on campus, Tiedje said, but it will be
a focal point for materials research at
"We expect it to become an important
centre provincially and nationally, as
well," he said.
Linked by bridges to the Civil and
Mechanical Engineering Building,
AMPEL is located in the applied sciences precinct at the south end of Main
Mall, near the Centre for Integrated
Computing Systems Research/Computer Science Building, the MacLeod
Building (Dept. of Electrical Engineering), the Dept. of Chemical Engineering
and the Pulp and Paper Centre.
by staff writers
Commerce and Business Administration Prof. Trevor Heaver has been
elected president of the International Association of the Maritime
Economists (IAME) for a two-year term.
IAME was formed in 1992 and comprises more than 350 members from
approximately 50 countries.
The director of the faculty's Centre for Transportation Studies, Heaver
has acted as a consultant to provincial, federal and foreign governments on
a range of transportation policy issues.  He has also worked as a consultant
to shippers and railways on management and policy issues.
The Water Environment Federation's 1994 Willem
Rudolfs Medal for noteworthy accomplishment in
industrial waste control has been awarded to
Assoc. Prof. Eric Hall of the Dept. of Civil Engineering.
The 40,000-member federation is a non-profit
technical organization dedicated to the preservation
and enhancement of the global water environment.
Hall holds the Chair in Forest Products Waste
Management as part of the environmental engineering
group within the Dept. of Civil Engineering. His
research focuses on methods of treating pulp and
paper mill effluent, especially chlorinated organic
• • • •
Two former students from the Dept. of Creative Writing have won major
awards for their work. Morris Panych, UBC graduate of 1977, received
the 1994 Governor General's Award in English Drama for his comic
full-length play, The Ends ofthe Earth. Murray Logan, a 1993 creative
writing graduate, is winner ofthe 1994 Du Maurier One-Act Competition
held by Vancouver's New Play Centre. Logan won for his play, Deathland.
Saving Grace
D Thomson photo
Thunderbirds goaltender Paul Hurl comes up big during UBC's 3-2 win over
the Alberta Golden Bears during the recent Father Bauer Hockey Classic at
the Winter Sports Centre. Hurl emerged as a tournament all-star while the
T-Birds lost 4-3 to Litvinov of the Czech Republic in the championship
News Digest
The tender for construction of the
Walter C. Koerner Library has
been awarded to Foundation
Building West Inc. for $20.2 million.
The project is the first phase of a
new central library for the university,
which will eventually replace the
aging facilities in the existing Main
Site preparation and clearing is
underway. Occupancy of the building
is slated for November, 1996.
The Main Mall Restoration Project
is continuing this month with
the planting of a dozen oak
The oaks have been inspected by a
certified arborist and UBC's head
gardener for health and signs of disease.
Most ofthe oaks will be planted to fill
in gaps in the twin lines of trees that
stretch the length of the mall.
Some existing oak trees that are
diseased with oak anthracnoses, which
is caused by the fungus apiogncmonia
umbrinella, will be removed and
replaced with new plantings.
The Morris and Helen Belkin Art
Gallery has received a Progressive
Architecture Award for excellence
in design.
The awards, considered by architects to be the most prestigious in their
field, attracted more than 500 submissions from the U.S., Canada and
Mexico. Only four awards and 15
citations were presented this year.
The gallery was made possible
through a major gift by the Morris and
Helen Belkin Foundation to UBC's A
World of Opportunity fund-raising
campaign and a matching grant from
the provincial government.
Helen Belkin, a long-time friend of
the university, has also made a personal gift, matched by the province, to
establish the $1.5 million Morris and
Helen Belkin Art Gallery Operating
Designed by the Vancouver firm
Peter Cardew Architects, the building,
located in front of the Frederic Wood
Theatre, is scheduled for completion
this year. The gallery will undertake a
comprehensive program of exhibitions
featuring contemporary artists. 12 UBC Reports ■ January 12, 1995
Registered speech-language pathologist Linda Rammage specializes in voice disorders.
An Active Voice
Martin Dee photo
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
If Linda Rammage is a voice
crying in the wilderness, people
are starting to listen.
Aerobics instructors, rock stars,
preachers and cancer patients
searching for vocal health are
finding their way to Rammage who
is director of the Provincial Voice
Care Resource Program (PVCRP).
Rammage established the
program in 1993 to provide British
Columbians suffering from voice
problems with comprehensive,
high-quality, community-based
clinical services, and to increase the
knowledge and skills of the professionals who treat them.
In setting up the program,
Rammage, a registered speech-
language pathologist specializing in
voice disorders, formalized a role
she had been playing for years.
"I spent a lot of time on the
telephone talking to speech pathologists throughout B.C. about
the voice problems they were
encountering with patients. I even
advised on equipment they should
have in their clinics."
Because of the program's
success, Rammage still
spends a lot of time on the
telephone and on B.C.'s highways.
Colleagues in areas stretching
from the province's Northern
Interior to the Sunshine Coast, as
well as people across Canada, are
seeking her advice on how to set up
similar programs in their communities.
And although more than 500
clients a year pass through the
Linda Rammage
PVCRP, Rammage admits that voice
disorders are not universally recognized
as a health concern.
'The medical profession has been
slow to acknowledge that voice disorders are illnesses and can be occupa-
tionally crippling,"  she says.
Her own
career as an
amateur singer
has made t^tmmmmmmmmm^m
interested in
classifying and
treating voice
disorders in
called occupational voice
"Most people
who use their
voices extensively in their
including teachers, sales representatives and politicians, do not have any
voice training to prepare them for a
heavy and often difficult vocal demand
on the job," Rammage said.
They may be particularly susceptible
to problems like vocal fatigue, hoarseness and loss of or change in pitch
range, she explained.
As a member of several church
choirs and glee clubs while
growing up in the Maritimes, and
as a performer with Vancouver's Bach
Choir during the 1980s, Rammage
draws from her experience as a singer
when treating clients.
The result has been the creation of a
unique voice care team which includes
"The medical profession
has been slow to
acknowledge that voice
disorders are illnesses
and can be occupationally
Bruce Pullan, artistic director of the
Vancouver Academy of Music, psychiatrist Dr. Hamish Nichol, Dr. Murray
Morrison, head of UBC's Division of
Otolaryngology, and several theatre
voice teachers.
Through the PVCRP, the team offers
a 10-week
vocal rehabilitation pro-
^^^^^^^^^^^ gram, in a
group format,
to occupational voice
users experiencing vocal
"We use a
approach in
this program
because we
  consider the
voice's physical production
as inseparable
from its
functions in expressing thoughts and
emotions," Rammage said.
Considerable attention is given to
the participants' posture and alignment, not surprising when Rammage
indicates that everything from the top
of the legs is part of the speech machine.
"Half of the therapy training program
is teaching people what realignment is,
how to balance the head without fixing
it on top of the neck and how to relax
the face and jaw."
Among the other preventive techniques participants learn are
avoiding straining their voices to
be heard, yelling, screaming, and
repressing emotion. Rammage believes
the latter is as damaging to the vocal
cords as driving a car with the
emergency brake engaged is to the
brake pads.
The voice care team also devotes
time to the client's physical and
emotional health, recognizing that
some voice problems such as
hoarseness may warn of cancer of
the vocal cords and larynx while
speaking in a monotone or with a
low pitch sound may signal depression.
Despite her full load as director
of the PVCRP, Rammage
finds time to serve as a
sessional lecturer in the Faculty of
Medicine's School of Audiology and
Speech Sciences, and as a research
associate in the Division of
She recently collaborated with
Morrison on The Management of
Voice Disorders, a multidisciplinary
textbook heralded as the most
complete and up-to-date publication of its kind.
Rammage also continues to
manage a harmonious blend of
work and pleasure.
As a student at the University of
Alberta, she was able to combine
her undergraduate work with a tour
of Europe as a member of the
university's concert choir.
Today, Rammage and several
friends perform early music for
enjoyment as a singing group called
Cantamus, the Latin word for
Highly accomplished in a new
area of medicine and the recipient
of two graduate teaching awards,
she does, ironically, have one
"I dreamt of being a concert


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