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Array September 16, 1981
Volume 27, Number 16
President Kenny asks UCBC for $7 million
Any connection between this photo and today's main story is purely coincidental; destruction of University buildings is not
President Kenny's solution to the financial crisis. In fact, this is the 56-year-old "semi-permanent" structure at the corner of
West Mall and University Boulevard, home until recently of the department of Mining and Mineral Process Engineering,
now located in the Frank Forward building for metallurgy. Old building was bulldozed earlier this month.
"Walking Campus" to be enforced
The University is taking steps to
make sure that the "walking campus"
concept is preserved.
Section 9 of the revised Traffic and
Parking Regulations (a copy of which
is issued with every parking decal)
reads as follows:
"The 'walking campus' concept is
intended to keep vehicle traffic in the
academic area of campus to a
minimum. For this reason all holders
of University parking decals or permits
and visitors shall enter the campus
through the gate closest to their
intended parking lot. The academic
campus is a pedestrian area and with
the exception of service and emergency
vehicles, vehicular traffic is
All access routes to the pedestrian
area are clearly marked with signs
reading: "Pedestrian area. Flmergency
and  delivery vehicles only beyond this
Al Hutchinson, director of Traffic
and Security, said that under Section
13(1) of the Traffic Regulations,
patrol persons now have the right to
issue warning tickets or traffic offence
notices to drivers using roads in the
pedestrian area.
Mr. Hutchinson said warning tickets
would be issued initially, but noted
that warnings are recorded. A second
warning for a similar offence becomes
a traffic offence notice and carries a
$5 penalty.
Woodblock prints at Centre
The new Asian Centre, which
opened in June on campus, is
presenting its first Asian art exhibition
until Sept. 20.
The showing of 90 Japanese
woodblock prints by artist Toyohara
Kunichika marks the first one-man
exhibit by a Japanese woodblock artist
ever held in Vancouver.
Kunichika, a late 19th-century
artist, was one of the last of the old-
style purists among Japanese
printmakers. Many of his prints were
inspired by the Japanese performing
arts such as the Kabuki and the Noh,
and he is best known for his prints of
great Japanese actors in their favorite
roles. Kunichika's works are
distinguished by a vividness of color
and boldness of design.
The exhibition is being sponsored by
UBC's Institute of Asian Research, the
Consulate-General of Japan and the
Canadian Society for Asian Art.
Funding for the event was also
provided by the Leon and Thea
Koerner Foundation.
The exhibit is open from 2 to
5 p.m., seven days a week. Admission
is free.
UBC's president, Dr. Douglas
Kenny, has asked the Universities
Council of B.C. for an additional
$7,236,450 to meet the shortfall in its
annual operating budget resulting
from the 18 per cent faculty salary
arbitration award handed down last
The president's request for the
additional funds is likely to be
discussed (Wednesday) when UBC's
Board of Governors holds its annual
meeting with UCBC for preliminary
discussions of operating estimates for
the 1982-83 fiscal year, which begins
next April 1.
President Kenny will also make a
statement on UBC's current financial
situation to the Senate, UBC's
academic parliament, when that body
holds its first regular meeting of the
1981-82 academic year tonight.
President Kenny said he had been
authorized to make the request to
UCBC for additional funds at a special
meeting of the Board of Governors on
Thursday (Sept. 10).
He said the $7,236,450 was the
amount required on an annualized
basis to meet the shortfall in UBC
operating funds and to "enable the
University to maintain the integrity
and excellence of its existing
President Kenny said he had been
"shocked and surprised" by the 18 per
cent salary award to faculty by
Duncan lawyer Richard Bird because
it ignored the University's ability to
"UBC this year received an 11.83
per cent increase in its general-
purposes operating grant," the
president said, "and accordingly our
salary offer of 12 per cent for
continuing members of the faculty
bargaining unit represented the limit
of the University's ability to pay salary
increases in 1981-82."
He added that the arbitration award
"will effect the quality of education at
UBC, impair our ability to serve the
province and may lead to restrictions
in student enrolment."
Shortly after the arbitration award
was handed down, the president
imposed stringent new regulations
designed to meet payroll and other
expenditures until March 31, 1982,
when the University's current fiscal
year ends.
The short-term measures include a
freeze on the hiring of all academic
Please turn to page 2
See RETRENCHMENT UBC Reports September 16, 1981
Football coach Frank Smith explains to his rookie-laden crop of Thunderbirds
just what they '11 have to do if they hope to play in the Western Intercollegiate
Football League final on Nov. 14. And they must have listened. Although they
lost their opener in Saskatoon, the Thunderbirds came back last Friday at home
to upset the defending Canadian champion Golden Bears from the University of
Alberta, 15-10.  This week, 7:30 Friday night at Thunderbird Stadium, UBC
hosts the University of Manitoba.
Botanical Garden, Hortline
unite on telephone service
UBC's two major plant and garden
advisory services will amalgamate on
Oct. 5.
The UBC Botanical Garden and the
McGill honors
UBC professor
A Visiting Professorship has been
established in honor of Prof. J.H.
Quastel of UBC.
The professorship is at McGill
University where Prof. Quastel worked
before coming to UBC, and was
established by one of his former
graduate students.
Nobel Prize winner Julius Axelrod is
the first scientist to receive the
Prof. Quastel, of the Division of
Neurological Sciences in UBC's
Department of Psychiatry, is a seminal
figure in brain research. He is
regarded by biochemists as a founder
of neurochemistry, one of the handful
of scientists who made the first and
therefore probably the hardest
discoveries in brain chemistry.
Before his pioneering work, most
scientists were simply overwhelmed by
the complexities involved in sorting
out the biochemical mechanisms of the
Department of Plant Science will unite
to man the popular "Hortline," the
name used by plant science for its
The unification "promises to offer
the general public a high-quality,
unbiased garden information service,"
Botanical Garden educational coordinator David Tarrant said.
The unified Hortline will retain its
telephone number — 228-5858       and
will operate from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday
through Thursday. Information calls
will be handled only during these
hours and the system of leaving
messages on tape will no longer be
During the hours when the Hortline
isn't operating, callers will hear a
gardening tip that will be changed
every week. Topics include lawn care,
overwintering of perrenial plants,
composting, care of Christmas trees
and plants, fruit-tree spraying and the
repotting of house plants.
Callers who want a transcript of the
tips can obtain them by writing to the
Botanical Garden or the Department
of Plant Science.
In addition to the two UBC units,
the Hortline service has the
sponsorship of the B.C. Nursery
Trades Association and the B.C.
Ministry of Agriculture.
All to feel retrenchment,
Kenny emphasizes
Continued from page 1
and support staff at the University
unless approval is given by UBC's
academic vice-president, Prof. Michael
No new equipment may be
Rachel Giese
dead at 76
Dr. Rachel Giese, who inaugurated
the teaching of Italian shortly after
joining the UBC faculty in 1956, died
on Aug. 31 at the age of 76.
Dr. Giese was a member of the UBC
faculty for 14 years until her
retirement in 1970, when the title of
Associate Professor Emerita was
conferred on her by the UBC Senate.
In addition to her teaching and
research duties at UBC, Dr. Giese was
active in promoting Italian studies in
Vancouver. In 1960, she founded the
Vancouver chapter of the Dante
Alighieri Society, an organization
devoted to the preservation and
diffusion of Italian culture abroad.
Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Dr.
Giese attended the University of
Wisconsin where she was awarded the
degrees of Master of Arts in 1929 and
Doctor of Philosophy in 1932. She
served with the Women's Army Corp
of the U.S. Army during the Second
World War.
She joined the UBC faculty in 1956
as a sessional lecturer and received a
permanent appointment as an assistant
professor in the Department of
;    Romance Studies in the Faculty of
1    Arts in 1958.
From 1966, she was a member of
the Department of Hispanic and
Italian Studies, when the teaching of
Spanish and Italian was separated
from the Romance studies
department. She was widely known as
an expert on the Renaissance scholar
and humanist Desiderius Erasmus.
Dr. Giese is survived by a brother
and a sister, both residents of
Friends and colleagues of Dr. Giese
who wish to honor her memory are
asked to make contributions to an
existing UBC fund which provides an
annual scholarship in her name.
Contributions should be sent to the
UBC Awards Office. Cheques should
be made payable to the University of
B.C. and donors should indicate that
contributions are for the Rachel Giese
Scholarship Fund.
purchased by faculties and
departments from funds designated for
the purchase of supplies and the
payment of expenses, and no
renovation expenditures will be
permitted without approval. However,
these restrictions do not apply to
expenditures from capital funds
designated by government for
equipment acquisition or for
President Kenny also announced
steps aimed at coping with the long-
range implications of the arbitration
award. Prof. Shaw will chair an
Advisory Committee on Budget
Retrenchment which will report to the
president in December.
The committee, the president said,
will consider all possible approaches to
UBC's financial problem, and the
nature and location of retrenchments
that may be necessary.
The president emphasized that no
one constituency within the University
will be expected to shoulder the
burden of financial retrenchment.
"The short- and long-term measures
are bound to affect every aspect of our
operation and to be felt by everyone
— faculty, staff and students alike,"
he said.
The arbitration award to faculty
included a 14.2 per cent increase to
match Vancouver's cost of living
increase, plus 3.8 per cent that the
arbitrator termed a 'catch-up'
increase. He said UBC faculty salaries
had not kept pace with other
professional salaries in the Vancouver
Meanwhile, members of Local 116
of the Canadian Union of Public
Employees (CUPE) vote tonight on a
contract that provides for a 15-percent across-the-board increase
retroactive to April 1, plus an
additional 13-per-cent increase next
April 1. The union executive
recommends acceptance.
A similar two-year agreement has
been signed between the University
and the campus local of the
International Union of Operating
Engineers. The engineers get an
across-the-board increase this year of
$1.85 an hour, followed by another 13
per cent next April 1.
The University's agreement with the
Association of University and College
Employees (AUCE) does not expire
until next April 1. AUCE last year
agreed to a two-year contract that
provided for an increase this year of
9.5 per cent, but has asked for a
wages review in view of other
settlements this year. Discussions are
Salaries of non-union administrative
and professional staff also are under UBC Reports September 16, 1981
War Memorial Gym was crawling with people last week, but it's a little early to know how many of them were basketball
fans. The occasion was registration week, and it was the busiest one ever for the University. More than 21,000 students are
enrolled now and the total for the winter session is expected to  be a record 25,000-plus  before the end of the month.
Record 25,000 students expected
Full implementation this year of
UBC's stiffer entrance requirements
hasn't kept students away.
Enrolment topped 21,000 early this
week, and the Registrar's Office
expects total winter session enrolment
to exceed 25,000 students for the first
time. Last year's total was 24,886.
The new entrance requirements
were approved by the UBC Senate in
1977 and have been phased in
gradually. To enter UBC this year,
students from B.C. secondary schools
required Grade 11 French, or a
foreign language to the Grade 11
Entering students also must have
attained a C-plus average or better
and must have taken English 11 and
12, Social Studies 11, Mathematics
(Algebra) 11, a science 11, plus four
more arts and science courses of which
three had to be Grade 12.
First-year enrolment is expected to
be up by as many as 200 students,
despite the more stringent
Preliminary enrolment total is
released Sept. 30; the official total for
government statistical purposes is the
count as of Dec. 1.
Housing continues to be a problem
for UBC students. All 3400 single
residence places are filled, as are the
393 units available to married
Residence Administrator Mary
Flores said there still are 3,000
students on the waiting list for
residence space, although she said
many of them likely have found
accommodation off campus.
Peggy looked for needle
Miss Margaret "Peggy" Willis, a
23-year employee of UBC, retired on
Aug. 31, after what she describes as a
"fascinating and interesting career" as
a senior buyer in the University's
purchasing department over the past
14 years.
Miss Willis, who describes herself as
the buyer of "101 thousand
miscellaneous items" for campus
consumption, was responsible for
purchasing in the following areas:
reproduction, surveying, engineering,
office supplies, reprints, publications,
advertisements, field trips, animal feed
and horticultural supplies.
She says that many of the things
she's been asked to find have involved
months of searching and were like
looking for the proverbial needle in a
A peculiar piece of tubing seen by
one faculty member at a conference
turned out to be a sausage skin and
another faculty member once asked
her to find a deep-freeze unit large
enough to store half a whale. It took
Miss Willis two years to locate a
special type of file box with a spring
clip for holding papers flat; it turned
out they were available through Her
Majesty's Stationery office in England.
Miss Willis came to Canada from
England in 1957 and joined UBC the
following year as a stenographer to
Dean Sperrin Chant, then dean of the
Faculty of Arts and Science. She
joined the purchasing department as a
clerk in 1964 and in 1967 was
reclassified as a buyer. She was
promoted to the post of senior buyer
in 1972.
Other recent retirements are those
of Thomas A. Moir as a senior
patrolman in the Traffic and Security
Department after 17 years of
employment at UBC; and Alvin R.
Garnett as a carpenter in the
Department of Physical Plant, a UBC
employee since 1977.
She said anybody with a suite or
bedroom to rent could list it at no
charge with Student Housing at UBC
by calling 228-2176 or 228-5825.
Average price students pay in
residence at UBC for full room and
board for eight months is $2338. In
the Gage residence where students
have cooking privileges but buy their
own food, the cost for a furnished
room is $1352 for the term.
Hospital needs
Volunteers are needed to support
the team approach to health care in
the three units of the Health Sciences
Centre hospital on campus.
The hospital consists of a 240-bed
acute care unit, a 60-bed psychiatric
unit and a 300-bed extended care
Health care in the Health Sciences
Centre is based on interdisciplinary
team work, and volunteers from the
University and surrounding community
are an integral part of the therapy
program, says Mrs. Sherry Kendall,
director of volunteers.
"This is an excellent opportunity for
faculty, students, staff or those living
near the hospital who wish to help,"
Mrs. Kendall said. "We have an
exciting approach to health care and
I'm sure that many people would like
to be a part of it."
Workshops and training sessions will
be available to volunteers. Among
volunteer programs are exercise,
gardening, gift shop, library, crafts,
music and one-on-one sessions with
Anyone interested should phone
Mrs. Kendall at 228-7384.
opens with
talk on
Prof. Ronald Dore, one of Britain's
foremost experts on Japan, will be the
leadoff speaker when the Vancouver
Institute opens its 65th annual series of
free public lectures at the University of
B.C. on Sept. 26.
Prof. Dore, who speaks on "The
Inner Mechanism of Japan Inc.," will
be the first of ten speakers on the pre-
Christmas roster of Saturday-night
lectures, all of which take place in
Lecture Hall 2 of the Woodward
Building on the UBC campus at 8:15
Other speakers in the fall lecture
series include: Dr. Alexandre
Minkowski, a noted French scientist
and expert on early human
development, who speaks on Oct. 3;
Prof. Freeman Dyson of the Institute
for Advanced Study in Princeton,
N.J., who speaks on "Life in the
Universe" on Oct. 17; Dr. Conor
Cruise O'Brien, consulting editor of
the British newspaper The Observer,
who speaks on "The Press and the
World," on Oct. 24; and Prof. John
Crispo of the University of Toronto,
who speaks on industrial relations in
Canada on Nov. 14.
The fall series ends on Nov. 28 with
a lecture entitled "Canada's Economy:
Prospect and Policy," by Prof.
Thomas K. Shoyama of the School of
Public Administration at the
University of Victoria.
A brochure detailing the speakers
and topics in the institute's fall lecture
series is available from UBC's
Department of Information Services,
Here's a complete listing of the
institute's fall series.
Sept. 26 - Prof. Ronald Dore,
University of Sussex, England, on
"The Inner Mechanism of Japan Inc."
Oct. 3 — Dr. Alexandre Minkowski,
Centre for Biological Research on
Fetal and Neonatal Development,
Paris, on "Practical Medicine and the
Third World."
Oct. 10 — Prof. French Tickner,
UBC Department of Music, on "The
Opera: An Exotick and Irrational
Oct. 17 — Prof. Freeman Dyson,
Institute for Advanced Study,
Princeton, N.J., on "Life in the
Oct. 24 — Dr. Conor Cruise
O'Brien, consulting editor, The
Observer, London, on "The Press and
the World."
Oct. 31 — Prof. Marketa Goetz-
Stankiewicz, head of the Department
of Germanic Studies, UBC, on "The
Czech Theatre."
Nov. 7 — Dr. Martin Hoffman,
UBC Faculty of Medicine, on
"Understanding Diabetes: What
Everyone Should Know."
Nov. 14 — Prof. John B. Crispo,
University of Toronto, on "Industrial
Relations: Mandate for Canada."
Nov. 21 — Prof. Czeslaw Milosz,
Polish Nobel Laureate of the
University of California at Berkeley,
who will read selections from his own
poems in English.
Nov. 28 — Prof. Thomas Shoyama,
University of Victoria, on "Canada's
Economy: Prospect and Policy." UBC Reports September 16, 1981
Research stressed by new dean of Education
"Co-operation" and
"communication" are two words that
surface frequently in a conversation
with Prof. Daniel Birch, UBC's new
dean of Education, who took up his
post on July 1.
The affable, soft-spoken, 43-year-
old dean emphasizes both words in
discussing the enhancement of the
research climate in the Faculty of
Education, which he says is his
number one priority as head of UBC's
teacher-training unit.
"Right now," he says, "there is a
variety of interesting things going on
in this faculty in terms of research. In
fact, research and development
activities are receiving external support
to the extent of $2 million annually.
"But most are individual efforts and
more attention has to be given to
developing research programs than
involve a number of faculty members
with complimentary skills and
graduate students co-operating in joint
He says it's important to foster a cooperative approach "because most of
the big questions in education are too
extensive to yield to individual efforts.
If a group works within a common
framework, the potential for adding to
knowledge and insight, refining
practice and improving policy is much
And because research has
implications for educational practice
at one level or another,
communication of research results is
perhaps more important than in other
areas, Dean Birch says.
"And I don't mean communication
within the University community
only," he adds. "It's equally important
that research results and their
implications be communicated to the
teacher working in the schools."
In the realm of teacher training,
Dean Birch believes in so-called "cooperative programs," a term used to
describe academic programs which
involve periods of community work to
supplement on-campus study.
Student teachers, he says, can profit
from "broader life experience." One
way to provide it is to alternate
periods of study at UBC with periods
of experience in social service agencies
or in the rapidly emerging world'of
technology based on electronics.
The aim of such a program, he
says, would be two-fold: to prepare
teachers capable of transmitting our
increasingly cosmopolitan heritage as
well as inventing new ways of
challenging high school students.
"I hope co-operative programs will
be something that will enter into
planning in the faculty over the next
few years," he says.
Dean Birch's approach also implies
co-operation within the University.
"I would like to see the student
teacher able to interface with the
computer," he says, "and that involves
a role for the Department of
Computer Science. Management and
policy development are important in
planning, in business administration,
in sports and recreation administration
as well as school administration.
"I'd like to see closer relationships
between our faculty and these other
fields, especially the Faculty of
Dean Birch also feels the Faculty of
Science should be concerned about
scientific literacy "not just for those
Daniel Birch
who will teach science at the secondary
school level, but also for the
elementary school teacher who will
encounter youngsters enamoured of
Star Wars and computer games.
"So I would like to see the Faculty
of Science making a more direct
contribution to the education of
elementary teachers, but to have that
faculty say, 'Send them over for the
courses that exist for training high
school science teachers or science
majors,' is clearly an inadequate
approach to the need.
"Teacher preparation is the
responsibility of the entire University;
there is no substitute for a sound
liberal education."
Dean Birch says his second priority
as head of the education faculty is to
"reconceptualize the role of the school
and the school district in teacher
education," an aim which also implies
both co-operation and
"With the best will in the world," h<
says, "we tend to separate our courses
in teacher education programs from
actual practice in the schools. If I had
to choose one way or another, I would
say a teacher education program
ought to take place entirely in the
This concept, he adds, implies a
very different role for the professor of
education. He or she would help
students to "analyse their perceptions
of educational practice and problems
to form more adequate concepts about
teaching and learning. Such a role
would be more challenging than many
current tasks, especially if we take
seriously the demands of clinical
Dean Birch says the alternative
programs in teacher training now
offered by the UBC faculty reflect the
emphasis on putting teacher training
directly into the schools. "They are
among our most interesting activities
as a faculty," he says.
Dean Birch isn't planning to launch
any special studies or investigations in
pursuit of this goal, however. "To
some extent," he says, "faculties of
education have studied themselves to
death. I believe the goals of
substantial curriculum revision and the
improvement of mechanisms for
planning and program development
can be accomplished internally."
Turning to the question of the so-
called "surplus" of teachers in B.C.,
Dean Birch says the stories which have
caused a decline in Faculty of
Education enrolments in recent years
"are not based on reality."
He points out that the total output
of the three education faculties from
B.C. universities has seldom been 55
per cent of the positions available,
which means that the province still has
to import teachers each year to meet
There are still a good many
openings for teachers, he adds,
provided they're willing to go where
the jobs are and provided they're
flexible in terms of their teaching
field, because there are more
graduates in social studies and English
than there are openings in the school
At the same time, Dean Birch says
that although the quality of education
students is higher than many realize,
there is room for educational faculties
to be even more selective.
"I would hope over time," he says,
"that we will be more selective and I
know that policies have been set in
train in this faculty and in the
University to do just that."
He says his personal bias is that "we
ought to be sending people off to
easier professions like medicine and
law, because I don't believe there is
any profession that demands more of
an individual intellectually or in terms
of skill than being a really effective
Certainly, he doesn't believe that
being selective will result in an
enrolment decline.
"In my experience, rigorous
selection enhances the attractiveness of
a program and teacher education is no
Dean Birch joins UBC after an
academic, teaching and administrative
career that began in the late 1950s in
the Fraser Valley community of Maple
Ridge, where he was a teacher,
counsellor, social studies head and
vice-principal of a secondary school.
In the late 1960s, he joined the
faculty at Simon Fraser University as
assistant professor of education. In
1971 he was named dean of the SFU
education faculty and from 1975 was
that university's associate vice-
president, academic, and professor of
He holds   the degrees of Bachelor of
Arts in classics and Master of Arts in
history from UBC. He was awarded
the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by
the University of California at Berkeley
in 1969 in the field of history and
social science teaching.
His recent research interests have
lain primarily in the field of higher
education, specifically on the impact
of collective bargaining, particularly as
it relates to teaching assistants.
A long-standing interest has been
the development of teaching materials
for schools on cultural realms of the
world with SFU colleagues and in
association with his wife, Arlene, who
"retired" recently after a 21-year
teaching career. The Birches have one
daughter, Carol, who has enrolled at
the University of Victoria this fall with
the aim of studying law.
Many of the teaching materials
developed by Dean Birch deal with
Asia, which reflects the fact that he
spent the first eight years of his life in
China as the son of missionary
Dean Birch was born in Ganges,
B.C., while his parents were on
furlough, but two older brothers and
two younger sisters were born in
Dean Birch says his first
responsibility at UBC will necessarily
be to "get to know the faculty
thoroughly, but I have let those who
teach in my areas of interest know that
I would like to give the occasional
guest seminar," adding with emphasis,
"I do want to establish and maintain
contact with students." UBC Reports September 16, 1981
Asian Centre, Discovery Park
highlights of the summer scene
For those of you who were away
from the campus this summer, here's a
brief outline of some of the activities
that took place at UBC:
The Asian Centre was officially
opened on June 5 with more than 400
guests attending. Premier William
Bennett and His Imperial Highness
Prince Norihito of Mikasa, nephew of
the Emperor of Japan, took part in the
ribbon-cutting ceremony which opened
the centre.
The Asian Centre, located just off
West Mall, adjacent to the Nitobe
Garden, houses UBC's Department of
Asian Studies, the Institute of Asian
Research and the Asian Studies
Library. There is also space in the
centre for the Asian interests of UBC's
Departments of Music, Theatre and
Fine Arts.
The four-storey building is easily
identified by its roof, which is based
on traditional Japanese rural design
and topped with a symbolic pagoda-
style skylight.
Discovery Park UBC became a fact
in June when the University signed a
lease with the Discovery Foundation
that establishes a 56-acre research
park at the southeast corner of the
campus. President Douglas Kenny said
that "central to the lease is a set of
Hospital Administrator
earns top fellowship
The administrator of the University
of B.C.'s Health Sciences Centre
Hospital, Mr. Robert E. McDermit,
has become a Fellow of the American
College of Hospital Administrators
• National Defence, Canada: Military and
Strategic Studies Program.
• Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute: research,
study and language training in India.
• SSHRC: UBC Travel Grant.
• Alberta Forest Service Forest Development
Research F'und Grant.
• Arthritis Society Associateships and
• Arthritis Society Fellowships.
• Arthritis Society Research Grants.
• Canada Council Translation Grant.
• Canada Council I.W. Killam Memorial Prize.
• Canada Council Killam Research Fellowship.
• Fitness and Amateur Sport: Fitness Canada
• Kidney Foundation of Canada Research
• NSERC: Travel Grants.
• NSERC: International Relations Division
Exchange: France, Brazil, Czechoslovakia,
Japan, Bulgaria.
• NSERC: International Relations Division:
International Collaborative Research Grant.
• NSERC: International Relations Division:
International Scientific Exchange Awards.
• SSHRC: Research Grants Division.
• SSHRC: Strategic Grants Division Population
Aging Research Grant.
• SSHRC: Strategic Grants Division Population
Aging Research Centres.
• SSHRC: Strategic Grants Division Population
Research Workshops.
• Peterhouse Cambridge Research Fellowships.
• Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation
Research Grants Type A (to $2,500).
• International Development Research Centre
Education Research Awards Program.
• AUCC: International Scholarships Post-
• Cdn. Commonwealth Scholarship/ Fellowships
Comm. Research Fellowships.
• Cdn. Commonwealth Scholarship/Fellowships
Comm. Visiting Fellowships.
• Pepperdine University: The John and Alice
Tyler Ecology Award.
• Secretary of State: Canadian Ethnic Studies
Program:. Professorships.
• Secretary of State: Canadian Ethnic Studies:
• University of Tasmania: University Research
• World Wildlife Fund (Canada) Arctic Grants.
during convocation ceremonies in
Of the 110 who received Fellowships
at the ceremony, only three were from
The Fellowship is the highest
achievement in health care
administration in North America. The
status is conferred on senior hospital
administrators who have passed thesis
and other requirements.
The College is a Chicago-based
North American professional society of
more than 15,000 chief executive
officers and their administrative staffs
managing hospitals and other health
service facilities.
Mr. McDermit joined the hospital at
UBC Aug. 1 this year from the B.C.
Ministry of Health where he was senior
assistant deputy minister, professional
and institutional services.
He has written numerous articles in
professional journals on hospital
administration and modern
management methods, served as
consultant to a number of hospital
and health organizations, and lectured
in the College of Commerce at the
University of Saskatchewan and in the
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration at the University of
Before joining the B.C. Ministry of
Health in 1979, he was responsible for
planning and administering all health
services in the Northwest Territories.
Robert McDermit
development criteria designed to
ensure that Discovery Park is
developed and occupied in a manner
consistent with the University's goals
for research, as well as those of British
Columbia and Canada."
Dr. Kenny said the agreement calls
for tenants to emphasize the
development of advanced technology
related to the expertise of UBC faculty
members. Other important objectives
include contributing to Canadian
technological developments,
particularly with respect to B.C.; the
enhancement of educational programs
for students, particularly at the
graduate level; and the fostering of
collaborative research among
government, industry and the
Discovery Park UBC is bounded by
16th Avenue on the north, the
TRIUMF cyclotron project to the
south, Wesbrook Mall on the west and
the University Endowment Lands on
the east. The area is totally UBC
Prof. Jacob Biely, an internationally
known poultry scientist whose
association with UBC as student,
teacher and researcher spanned 50
years, died on June 3 at the age of 78.
Prof. Biely was awarded the
honorary degree of Doctor of Science
by UBC in 1970, two years after he
retired from fulltime teaching and
research duties as head of the
Department of Poultry Science in the
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.
Prof. Biely's name is attached to
UBC's top research prize, awarded
annually to a UBC faculty member.
This year's winner of the prize is Prof.
V.J. Modi of UBC's mechanical
engineering department. Prof. Modi is
internationally known for his work to
ensure that earth satellites remain
precisely oriented in space.
UBC has been designated a 'Centre
of Excellence' by the federal
government for research into microelectronics, and will receive up to $1
million over the next five years from
the ministry of industry, trade and
commerce. Senator Ray Perrault, who
made the announcement June 26, said
UBC was chosen "because of its proven
capability in the industrial application
of micro-electronics and its
accessibility to the industries that will
make use of its services."
Dr. James O. Caswell, an expert on
the history of Chinese art, was
appointed head of the Department of
Fine Arts at UBC. A UBC faculty
member for 10 years. Dr. Caswell has
been acting head of the department
since 1979 following the resignation of
Prof. George Knox, who has remained
at UBC.
UBC's Board of Governors approved
the appointment of Prof. C.A.
McDowell as University Professor from
July 1, 1981, in recognition of his
distinguished contributions to the field
of chemical sciences and to the
As University Professor, Prof.
McDowell will devote himself to
scholarly work and research in
association with graduate students and
postdoctoral fellows and visiting
UBC biochemist Michael Smith has
won the Boehringer Mannheim
Canada Prize of the Canadian
Biochemical Society, a new research
award to be made annually. Prof.
Smith's laboratory is known for
pioneering work in perfecting a
method of extracting genes from a
living cell which is now used by some
firms to try to clone the much-praised
drug interferon. He has also developed
a method to modify genes precisely in
a strand of DNA. Prior to his work
biochemists altered DNA strands in a
completely random way and then
hoped they would be able to change
the genes they wanted.
Sloan award
to Goresky
Dr. R. Mark Goresky, an assistant
professor in the Department of
Mathematics, is the only Canadian
university teacher to be named in a list
of 89 outstanding young researchers
selected as recipients of prestigious
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellowships
in 1981.
The Sloan Fellowships are two-year
awards valued at $20,000 each and are
made to researchers working on
problems at the frontiers of physics,
chemistry, mathematics, neuroscience
and economics.
The fellowships are seen as a means
of stimulating fundamental research
by young scholars at a time in their
careers when government and other
support is difficult to obtain.
Dr. Goresky, a member of the UBC
faculty for the past three years, said he
was working in a highly theoretical
field of mathematics related to
algebraic geometry and algebraic
topology. He foresees future
applications for his work in
engineering and physics.
In the first year of his award, Dr.
Goresky plans to visit Northeastern
University in Boston, Mass., where a
group is working in the same field of
Dr. Goresky is a UBC graduate who
received the degree of Bachelor of
Science in mathematics and physics in
1971. He went to Brown University in
Rhode Island for graduate study and
received his Doctor of Philosophy
degree there in 1976.
He taught at Massachusetts Institute
of Technology for two years before
joining the UBC faculty. UBC Reports September 16, 1981
Indian politics new study area for Tennant
University professors are sometimes
thought of as men and women who
spend a lifetime studying a single
The truth is that the research
interests of most university teachers
may change direction several times
during their careers, making them, in
a sense, students over and over again.
One member of the UBC political
science department who's experienced
just such a change of direction
recently is Dr. Paul Tennant, who
gained a reputation in the 1970s as an
expert in the field of civic politics.
His change of direction came in
1979 when, at the invitation of a
federal government task force that was
involved in a study of future
constitutional development in the
Northwest Territories, he prepared a
brief overview of Native Indian
organization in B.C.
Since then, months of travel on his
own academic research and hundreds
of hours of discussions with Native
Indian leaders have made Dr.
Tennant an expert on Native Indian
politics in B.C.
The material he's collected is being
integrated into his classroom teaching
at UBC and will serve as the basis for
a book entitled Native Organizations
in British Columbia, which will
concentrate on describing political
developments of the last decade.
When Dr. Tennant began his work
on Native Indian politics, his first
"instructors" were a group of Native
Indians studying at UBC, chiefly
Ardyth Cooper from Sooke on
Vancouver Island.
"I learned an immense amount from
the students and came to realize that
Native Indians are truly an important
part of B.C. and Canadian politics,"
Dr. Tennant said, adding that he's
been impressed with the "innovative
nature" of much Indian political
One of the major barriers which has
faced B.C. Indians in undertaking
political action over the years has been
ethnic diversity, Dr. Tennant said.
"There are 32 different Indian
languages spoken in B.C. compared to
only 12 in Ontario, and there are
profound cultural and economic
differences between Indians living in
the Interior of the province and those
living on the coast."
Indian political action began in
earnest at the beginning of this
century, he said, when the Nishga
land committee took their land claims
to Britain, an action which surprised
and embarressed the federal
government in Ottawa.
"That action," he said, "led to the
formation of the organization known
as the Allied Indian Tribes of B.C.,
which in 1926 was able to press the
federal government into establishing a
committee to investigate the claims of
Native Indians in B.C., a significant
political achievement for those days."
And, Dr. Tennant adds, the Native
Brotherhood of B.C., formed in 1931,
has the distinction of being the
longest-lived native organization in
Canada. "It has played a key role in a
number of developments related to
political action," he said.
Canadian governments, Dr.
Tennant said, have always more or less
subscribed to the "melting-pot"
philosophy which assumed that
Indians would gradually be absorbed
into the mainstream of Canadian life,
an idea that was implicit in the 1969
White Paper of the federal
government, which suggested, among
other things, that reservations and
Indian status be done away with as
legal entities.
"To almost everyone's amazement,"
said Prof. Tennant, "the Native
Indians rejected the White Paper
proposals. Shortly after that, the
federal government, to its credit,
began funding Native Indian
organizations to enable them to work
out new ways of fitting into the larger
political system."
Another pivotal event for B.C.
Indians was the 1973 decision of the
Supreme Court of Canada on the
Nishga Indian land claim.
"Technically, the Nishga lost their
case before the court," said Dr.
Tennant, "but it was a split decision
with three judges upholding the
Indian claim.
"The effect of the split decision was
a reversal on the part of the federal
government. Ottawa agreed to
negotiate the land claim, an action
that was a great spiritual boost to B.C.
Indians. Those negotiations have been
going on fitfully and are complicated
by the fact that the B.C. government
is also involved since much of the
contested land is provincial Crown
land. But these events have given the
Indians new hope for the future."
Today, Prof. Tennant said, Native
Indians in B.C. are closer to unity
than ever before because they've
largely succeeded in separating purely
local issues from provincewide issues.
Since 1969, Indians have been
developing local tribal councils based
on language or, as in the Nicola
Valley Indian Administration, creating
new forms of local government.
These local groups, he said, are now
handling such major issues as
economic development, cultural
revival and land claims. The groups
meet from time to time in
provincewide forums with
representatives from specialized
provincial organizations to exchange
ideas and advise governments.
In researching Native Indian
politics, Dr. Tennant has become a
familiar figure to most Indian leaders
in B.C. He says he hasn't encountered
any serious resistance to the project,
since he's taken great pains to explain
fully to each group exactly what he's
doing and why. His path has also been
smoothed by former UBC students, he
"Occasionally," he said, "I've been
subjected to a formal grilling lasting
up to three hours about my motives.
One of these sessions resulted in a
written contract with a group that
agreed to provide information once it
was clear that I would use it only for
academic purposes.
"The contract specifies that I will
show them in advance everything I
intend to publish that is based on their
This condition is no burden as far
as Dr. Tennant is concerned, because
he says it's "sound academic practice"
to allow an information source to see a
manuscript in advance of publication
in any case.
"So my first draft of the opening
chapter of the book on Native Indian
politics has been examined by each of
the Native Indians who gave me
"There are some inconsistencies in
what I've been told and some conflicts
of interpretation, which I have to deal
with. But no one will be able to say
that I didn't deal with material given
to me or didn't take seriously what the
source thought was important."
Like most research in the
humanities and social sciences, Dr.
Tennant's work has been carried out
at low cost. "All I've needed is a few
hundred dollars to enable me to travel
throughout the province to talk to
people," he said. "Much of the work
done in this field is simply that of a
single, curious individual pursuing an
idea or a goal."
UBC animal care technician honored
Jan van den Broek, supervisor of
animal laboratories for the Faculty of
Medicine's Department of Surgery at
the Vancouver General Hospital, is the
recipient of one of the highest awards
of the Canadian Association for
Laboratory Animal Science (CALAS).
He received the Purina Technician
of the Year Award at the 20th annual
CALAS meeting in Montreal recently
as the most outstanding laboratory
animal care technician in the field of
laboratory animal science in Canada.
The award, made by the Ralston
Purina Co. of Canada, consists of a
trophy in the form of a clock and a
prize of $300.
Just two weeks prior to the June
meeting of CALAS in Montreal, Mr.
van den Broek attended meetings of
the European Federation of Animal
Science Associations in Dusseldorf,
Germany, where he was recognized for
his contribution to the development of
training programs for animal care
technicians in South Africa, Spain and
Mexico by the International Council
for Laboratory Animal Science
Mr. van den Broek will serve as co-
chairman with Dick Johl, who heads
the Animal Care Facility at Simon
Fraser University, of an international
symposium on laboratory animal
science to be held in Vancouver in the
summer of 1983.
More than 600 delegates from all
over the world are expected to attend
the symposium on "The Contribution
of Laboratory Animal Science to the
Welfare of Man and Animals: Past,
Present and Future." The meetings
will be sponsored by CALAS and
Mr. van den Broek, who has been
involved in animal care at UBC for 21
years, is a member of the board of
directors on CALAS and the
Washington State branch of the
American Association for Laboratory
Animal Science.
At the June meetings in Montreal
where Mr. van den Broek was
honored, UBC's co-ordinator of
animal care, Dr. John Gregg, was
elected to a three-year term on the
CALAS board of directors. At the
same meetings, Diane Minshall of
UBC's Animal Care Unit received her
Master Experimental Surgical Animal
Technician certificate from CALAS.
Jan van den Broek UBC Reports September 16, 1981
UBC alumnus featured in new biography
"A policy biography" is how Jack
Granatstein, a York University history
professor, describes his recently
published biography on senior civil
servant and UBC alumnus, Norman
A. Robertson.
"A Man of Influence is more policy
and less man," explained Prof.
Granatstein, who has been teaching at
York University for the past 15 years.
He is the author of several books on
Canadian history and politics.
At the request of the Department of
External Affairs in Ottawa, Prof.
Granatstein postponed his plans to
write a book on 20 or so of Canada's
most influential civil servants, to focus
on a biography of Robertson, who,
according to Prof. Granatstein, was at
the centre of power longer than any
other Canadian public servant. The
book explores aspects of Robertson's
life and political career, from his early
years until his death in 1968.
Robertson, a Rhodes scholar who
attended UBC, Oxford University and
Brookings Graduate School (now
Brookings Institute) in Washington,
D.C., had a career with the Canadian
government that included two terms as
Under-Secretary of State for ILxternal
Affairs and two terms as High
Commissioner in London.
He also served as Clerk of the Privy
Council and was Canada's Ambassador
to Washington, as well as being an
adviser on policy and strategy to five
prime ministers —  Bennett, King, St.
Laurent, Diefenbaker and Pearson.
"Robertson's family asked that I
keep his private life private," said
Prof. Granatstein. "That's why the
book focuses mainly on his role as a
public servant. And since memos and
minutes of meetings from files in the
Department of External Affairs are the
source of a lot of the information in
the book, Robertson the civil servant is
bound to come across stronger than
Robertson the man."
Robertson was born in Vancouver
and attended King Edward High
School. His father, Lemuel Robertson,
was educated at McGill University and
came to the West Coast to teach high
After teaching classics for three
years at Vancouver College, an
institution with both secondary school
and university departments, Lemuel
Robertson returned to McGill
University, taking up the offer of a
one-year lectureship.
It was there that he inspired the
principal of McGill to establish a
McGill College beyond the Rockies,
using the university's resources.
He became the first registrar of the
McGill University College of British
Columbia (later to be known as the
University of B.C.), and assumed
teaching duties in classics at the new
"Lemuel Robertson was well-known
by the students," said Prof.
Granatstein. "He was something of an
'absent-minded professor' — a campus
Norman Robertson entered the
University in 1919. It was still situated
in the area of Vancouver bounded by
10th and 12th avenues and Laurel and
Heather streets. The thousand or so
students attending the University at
this time waged a continuing
campaign to move the institution to
the Point Grey campus.
The first chapter in Prof.
Granatstein's book deals with
Robertson's years at UBC.
"About three years ago I came to
UBC and spent a week doing research
in the UBC archives," said Prof.
Granatstein. "I was really impressed
with the amount of material kept in
the archives. I found papers that
Robertson had written, articles written
about him in The Ubyssey, and a
great deal of information about his
activities at the University."
Prof. Granatstein also interviewed
people who knew Robertson during his
UBC years, including UBC's current
Chancellor, J.V. Clyne.
"Robertson was very active at the
University," said Prof. Granatstein.
"He seemed to be interested in a lot of
different areas. During his years at
UBC he was involved in the Men's
Literary Society, the Student
Parliament, the Letters Club, the
Historical Society, the Classics Club,
the Economics Discussion Club, the
Social Science Club, the Student
Council, the Literary and Scientific
Department and the Student Socialist
During his years as a civil servant,
Robertson preferred to keep out of the
public eye as much as possible. "What
made him so valuable to the
government officials he advised was his
quiet strength," said Prof.
Granatstein. "Very few civil servants
were ever sought after for advice as
much as Robertson was.
"He was the type of public servant
whose name most people don't even
recognize, yet he shaped a lot of
decisions that had a great effect on the
lives of these same people."
Robertson played a key role in
Canada's wartime policy on Japanese
Canadians, the Gouzenko spy case and
the Bomarc missile crisis. He was also
involved with the League of Nations,
and the founding of the United
Nations and of NATO.
"He never sought personal power,"
said Prof. Granatstein. "All he wanted
was to shape the flow of events, and
he did this exceptionally.
In the final chapter of the book,
Prof. Granatstein describes Robertson
as "the greatest mandarin of them all,
a man who served his country and
Canadians well."
A Man of Influence is available in
hardcover for $24.95.
Botanical Garden staffers, left to right, Bodil Leamy, Margaret Coxon and
Elaine Le Marquand will be on hand to provide advice on plant selection and
care during the annual sale of house plants sponsored by the Friends of the UBC
Botanical Garden. Sale begins today (Sept. 16) at 12 noon and continues until 5
p.m. Sale hours on Thursday and Friday are 12 noon to 3 p.m. Sale
headquarters is Botanical Garden Office and Education Centre, 6501 Northwest
Marine Drive.
UBC Calendar Deadlines
For events in the weeks of Oct. 4 and Oct. 11,
material must be submitted not later than 4
p.m. on Sept. 24.
Send notices to Information Services, 6328
Memorial Rd. (Old Administration Building).
For further information, call 228-3131.
The Vancouver Institute
Saturday, Sept. 26
The Inner Mechanism of
Japan Inc. Prof. Ronald
Dore, University of
Sussex, England.
Saturday, Oct. 3
Practical Medicine and
the Developing World.
Dr. Alexandre
Minkowski, Port Royal
Hospital, Paris.
Both lectures in Lecture Hall 2, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 8:15 p.m.
Cancer Research Seminar.
Normal Tissue Damage in the Legs of Mice
Following Hypothermia and/or Irradiation. Rick
P. Harding, Radiology and Radiation Biology,
Colorado State University. Lecture Theatre,
B.C. Cancer Research Centre, 601 W. 10th Ave.
12:00 noon.
French Lecture.
Classicism and Extravagance. Prof. Peter
France, University of Edinburgh. Room 100,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Time Management Workshop.
The Women Students' Office begins a three-
week workshop on Time Management for
Women. Group size is limited. Pre-registration
necessary at the Women Students' Office in
Room 203 of Brock Hall. For more information,
call 228-2415. Room 106A, Brock Hall.
1:30 p.m.
Pathology Seminar.
New Images for Diagnostic Radiology: Positron
Emission Temography and Nuclear Magnetic:
Resonance Imaging. Question: Resolution and
Limitations? Dr. Murray Eden, chief,
Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation
Branch, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda,
Md. Lecture Hall 6, Woodward Library.
4:15 p.m.
Biophysics Seminar.
Kinetic Theory of Biological Morphogenesis. Dr.
Lionel G. Harrison, Chemistry, UBC. Room
201, Hennings Building. 4:30 p.m.
Committee on Lectures.
The Hungarian Revolution 1956: A Quarter
Century Later. Prof. Bela K. Kiraly, director,
Program for the Study of Society in Change,
City University of New York. Room 100,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
International House.
Film Series '81. Today's films are Bill Reid, The
Ballad of Crowfoot and What the Hell's Going
On Up There?. Room 400, International House.
12:30 p.m.
Cecil and Ida Green Lecture.
Harmony and Democracy in Industrial
Relations. Prof. Ronald Dore. Auditorium.
Asian Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Committee on Lectures Seminar.
War and Society in Eastern Europe. Prof. Bela
K. Kiraly, director, Program for the Study of
Society in Change, City University of New York.
Room 304, Brock Hall, 3:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar.
Recent Advances in Radioisotope Dating. Dr.
D.E. Nelson, Archeology, SFU. Room 250,
Chemistry Building. 4:30 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion
Group/Zoology Seminar.
Mutator Genes and Insertional Elements: A
Source of Genetic Variation in Wild Populations
of Drosophila. Dr. M.M. Green, Genetics,
University of California. Room 2000, Biological
Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
International House.
Film Series '81. Tonight's films are Bill Reid,
The Ballad of Crowfoot and What the Hell's
Going On Up There?. Room 400, International
House. 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Noon-Hour Concert.
The Baroque Viola. Hans-Karl Piltz, viola;
Doreen Oke, harpsichord; and John Sawyer,
viola de gamba. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
French Lecture.
Mythe et Modernite dans La Phedre de Racine.
Prof. Peter France, University of Edinburgh.
Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
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Women Students' Office.
The Brown Bag Lunch Group. Weekly informal
discussions focusing on topics of interest to
mature women students. Returning women
students invited to join. Room 223, Brock Hall.
12:30 p.m.
International House.
Fete du Vin. Sample the produce of world-
famous French vineyards. This is to be the start
of French Conversation evenings, to be held
every Wednesday. Gate 4, International House.
7:00 p.m.
International House Folk Dancing.
Open to students, faculty, staff and community.
Yearly fee is $10; $5 for students. For more
information, call Marcia Snider at 224-0226 or
Richard Spratiey at 228-6674. Upper Lounge,
International House. 7:30 p.m.
Frederic Wood Theatre.
Opening night of Harold Pinter's The
Caretaker. Continues until Saturday, Oct. 3
(except Sunday). For tickets or information, call
228-2678. 8:00 p.m.
Organ Recital.
Gerre Hancock, organist. Co-sponsored with
the Royal Canadian College of Organists.
Tickets are $5; $4 for students and seniors.
Recital Hall, Music Building. 8:30 p.m.
Cecil and Ida Green Lecture.
The Cultural Factor in International Relations.
Prof. Ronald Dore. Auditorium, Asian Centre.
12:30 p.m.
Computing Centre Open House.
A self-guided tour through the machine room of
the Computing Centre can be taken, starting
from Room 100 of the Computer Sciences
Building. 12:30    4:00 p.m.
Chemical and Mechanical
Engineering Seminar.
The Flixborough Disaster. Sir Frederick Warner,
FRS. Room 1202, Chemical and Mechanical
Engineering Building. 1:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Attenuation of Second Sound in 4He near the
Superfluid Transition. Dr. Michael Crooks,
Physics, UBC. Room 318, Hennings Building.
2:30 p.m.
French Discussion.
Aspects de la Critique Contemporaine. Prof.
Peter France, University of Edinburgh.
Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
The Voyager Project. Torrence V. Johnson,
California Institute of Technology, Calif. Room
201, Hennings Building. 4:00 p.m.
SUB Films.
The Stunt Man. Continues until Sunday, Sept.
27. Shows are at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday and
Sunday and 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. on Friday and
Saturday. Admission is $1.50. Auditorium,
Student Union Building. 7:00 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
XO/XY Gonadal Dysgenesis. Dr. B. McGillivray
and B. Leighton. Fourth Floor Conference
Room, Health Centre for Children. VGH.
1:00 p.m.
Faculty Club Dinner and Dance.
Internationa! Dinner and Dance featuring
Mexican food. Buffet dinner at 7:00 p.m.,
dancing from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. Cost is
$16.35 per person. Reservations required.
7:00 p.m.
AMS Concert.
The Blues Band with Paul Jones, Tom
McGuinnes and Hugh Flint of Manfred Mann.
No minors. Ballroom, Student Union Building.
8:00 p.m.
Thunderbird Soccer.
UBC meets the University of Saskatchewan.
Wolfson Field. 2:00 p.m.
Cancer Research Seminar.
A New Approach For the Evaluation of the
Association Between Herpes Simplex Virus and
Human Cervical Cancer. Dr. Jose Campione-
Piccardo, Environmental Carcinogenesis Unit,
BCCRC. Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer
Research Centre, 601 W. 10th Ave. 12:00 noon.
Zoology "Physiology Group"
LHRH Past, Present and Future. Dr. S.M.
McCann, Physiology, University of Texas
Medical Center, Dallas. Room 2449, Biological
Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
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Leon and Thea Koerner Lecture.
Architecture as a Medium of Public Relations in
the Time of Alexander the Great and his
Successors. Prof. Homer Thompson, Institute
for Advanced Study, Princeton. Museum of
Anthropology, 8:00 p.m.
Immunology Seminar.
Immunology of Coagulation. Prof. Cecil
Hougie, Medicine, University of Southern
California, Lajolla. Salons B and C, Faculty
Club. 8:00 p.m.
Leon and Thea Koerner Lecture.
Sokrates in the Agora. Prof. Homer Thompson,
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. Room
102, Lasserre Building. 12:30 p.m.
International House.
Film Series '81. Today's films are Folk Songs
and Dances and Phillipine History. Room 400,
International House, 12:30 p.m.
Assertive Training Group.
The Women Students' Office begins a 5-week
workshop to help women to become more
assertive. Pre-registration required in Room 203,
Brock Hall. For information, call 228-2415.
Room 106A. Brock Hall. 1:30 p.m.
Dal Grauer Memorial Lecture.
Human Rights and Security at the Madrid
Conference. Prof. H. Gordon Skilling, Political
Science, University of Toronto. Penthouse,
Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar.
Frustration and Elation in Natural Products
Synthesis. Dr. Gordon S. Bates, Chemistry,
UBC. Room 250, Chemistry Building. 4:30 p.m.
International House.
Film Series' 81. Tonight's films are Folk Songs
and Dances and Phillipine History. Room 400,
International House. 7:30 p.m.
Women Students' Office.
The Women Students' Office begins a six-week
workshop on Self-Management of Test Anxiety.
Group size limited. Pre-registration necessary at
the Women Students' Office in Room 203 of
Brock Hall. For information, call 228-2415.
Room 223, Brock Hall. 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Bach, Francaix and Villa-Lobos.
Camille Churchfield, flute; and Chris Millard,
bassoon. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Dal Grauer Memorial Lecture.
Poland and its Repercussions in Eastern Europe.
Prof. H. Gordon Skilling, Political Science,
University of Toronto. Room 106, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
International House.
French Conversational Evening. No experience
necessary. Gate 4, International House.
7:00 p.m.
International House Folk Dancing.
Open to students, faculty, staff and community.
Yearly fee is $10; $5 for students. Upper
Lounge, International House. 7:30 p.m.
Orchestra Concert.
Music of Bach, Mozart and Ives with the UBC
Symphony Orchestra. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Career Planning Workshops.
The Women Students' Office begins two 4-week
workshops to examine career priorities, abilities
and interests, and relate them to the realities of
the employment situation. Resume and interview
skills will be taught. Pre-registration by
September 24, in Room 203 of Brock Hall. For
information, call 228-2415. Room 106A, Brock
Hall. 1:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Observable Electron-Phonon Effects in Metals in
High Magnetic Fields. Dr. Allen Wasserman.
Oregon State University. Room 318, Hennings
Building. 2:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
Optical Echoes. Prof. Sven R. Hartmann,
Physics, Columbia University, New York. Room
201, Hennings Building. 4:00 p.m.
SUB Films.
Time after Time. Admission is $1.50.
Auditorium, Student Union Building. 7:00 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Genetic Aspects of Tumor Formation —
Melanoma Formation in Xiphphorine Fish as a
Model. Dr. J. Vielkind, Environmental
Carcinogenesis Unit, B.C. Cancer Research
Centre. Fourth Floor Conference Room, Health
Centre for Children, VGH. 1:00 p.m.
Career Planning Workshops.
The Women Students' Office begins two 4-week
workshops to examine career priorities, abilities
and interests, and to relate them to the realities
of the employment situation. Resume and
interview skills will be taught. Pre-registration
by Sept. 24 in Room 203 of Brock Hall. For
information, call 228-2415. Room 106A, Brock
Hall. 1:30 p.m.
SUB Films.
The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Movie.
Admission is $1.50. Auditorium, Student Union
Building. 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.
UBC Public Affairs.
Poland: The Continuing Crisis. Prof. Jan
Solecki, Slavonic Studies, UBC. Program will be
repeated the following Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Channel 10, Vancouver Cablevision. 7:30 p.m.
Orchestra Concert.
Music of Bach, Mozart and Ives with the UBC
Symphony Orchestra. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 8:00 p.m.
Sub Films.
Simon and The In-Laws. Auditorium, Student
Union Building. 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.
Notices. . .
Today's Theatre
Today's Theatre is registering now for fall
workshops in actor's performance and dance-
drama for children and adults. All workshops
take place at 2845 Acadia Road. UBC campus.
For more information, call 228-9803.
Accommodation Needed
The Language Institute, Centre for Continuing
Education, is looking for people who live near
the campus and are interested in providing
room and board for students learning English at
UBC. For more information, call 228-2181,
local 285.
University Choral Union
The University Choral Union welcomes singers
from the campus community. You don't have to
take Choral Union for credit to sing in the
ensemble, but membership does require
attendance at rehearsals on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00
p.m. The fall term will result in a production of
Brahms Requiem with the UBC Symphony
Orchestra. Those interested should contact Prof.
Fankhauser at 228-6539 or come to the rehearsal
today (Sept. 16) at 3:30 p.m.
Student Internships '81
Senior Arts students are encouraged to
participate in a non-paid study-related work
experience program in their area of academic
interest to develop skills and gain work
experience. To apply, drop by Room 213 of
Brock Hall, or call 228-3022.
Library Tours
Guided tours of Main and Sedgewick Libraries
are being given until Sept. 25, Monday through
Friday, at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tours
meet in the Main Library entrance and last
about 45 minutes.
Pipers and Drummers
Pipers and drummers among faculty, staff or
students at UBC interested in playing with the
Thunderbirds Pipe Band on campus are asked
to contact Dr. Edward Mornin, at 228-5140.
Highland dancers interested in performing on
campus are also asked to contact Dr. Mornin.
Language Institute Courses
Non-credit courses in conversational French,
Spanish and Japanese are being offered at
various levels and times beginning Sept. 22
through December. Noon-hour French sessions
have been added to the regular morning,
afternoon and evening sessions, and non-credit
introductory courses on teaching languages to
adults begin Sept. 26. For information on
courses or a brochure, call 228-2181, local 227.
Faculty/Staff Exercise Class
Exercise classes for faculty and staff, men and
women, will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and
Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:05 p.m. in Gym E of
the Osborne Centre beginning Sept. 21.
Instructor is S.R. Brown. Fee is $30, which
includes a membership in Recreation UBC. For
more information, call 228-3996.
Indoor Plant Sale
The Friends of the UBC Botanical Garden invite
all UBC students to their annual sale of indoor
plants. Sale takes place at the Botanical Garden
Office and Educational Centre, 6501 N.W.
Marine Drive, from 12 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday,
Sept. 16; 12 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17;
and 12 to 3 p.m. on Friday. Sept. 18.
Graduate Student Centre
An Associate Membership is available in the
Thea Koerner Graduate Student Centre, on an
individual basis, to full-time monthly paid
members of the University staff. The annual
membership fee is $25 and can be obtained by
direct request to the secretary of Thea Koerner
Woodward Library Exhibits
Exhibits currently on display at the Woodward
Biomedical Library include the works of the
great 16th century anatomist Andreas Vesalius
and a display on the history of blood
transfusion. In the Sherrington Room, fish
carvings and sketches of artist Tommy Brayshaw
can be viewed. For more information, call
AMS Whistler Cabin
The Alma Mater Society owns and operates a
55-bed cabin on Whistler Mountain just a few
minutes from the gondolas. Individuals and
groups from the campus community can rent
the cabin year round. For information and
reservations, call the AMS booking clerk at
1982 Rhodes Scholarships
Applications for 1982 Rhodes Scholarships are
available in the Awards Office, Room 50 of the
General Services Administration Building. The
deadline for submission of completed
applications is Oct. 26, 1981.
Student Counselling
The Student Counselling and Resources Centre
has moved from Ponderosa Annex F and is now
located on the main floor of Brock Hall.
Frederic Wood Theatre
Frederic Wood Theatre is presenting The
Caretaker by Harold Pinter. Performances begin
Wednesday, Sept. 23 and run through Saturday,
Oct. 3 (except Sunday). Admission is $5.50;
$3.50 for students. For tickets or information,
call 228-2678 or drop by Room 207 of the
Frederic Wood Theatre Building.
UBC Reports is published every second
Wednesday by Information Services,
UBC. 6328 Memorial Road.
Vancouver. B.C.. V6T lWf>
Telephone 228 3131. Al Hunter,
editor. Lorie Chortyk. calendar editor.
Jim Banham. contributing editor.
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