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UBC Honoraiy Degrees
by Lorie Chortyk
UBC will confer honorary degrees on
eight people who have made outstanding
contributions in the artistic, business, legal,!
religious and academic worlds during its
three-day spring Congregation.
Degrees will be awarded to Canadian
writer Earle Birney, Vancouver businessman and philanthropist David C. Lam,
former Vancouver alderman May Brown,
Canadian geographer J. Ross Mackay,
Queen's University Chancellor Agnes
Benidickson, former deputy minister of
health George Elliot, internationally known
geophysicist John Jacobs, and British
bookseller Norman Colbeck.
UBC Chancellor W. Robert Wyman,
who will confer the degrees at this week's
ceremonies, will himself receive an honorary degree at a special ceremony scheduled
for the fall. Mr. Wyman completes his
term as chancellor this summer.
The honorary degree of Doctor of Science will be conferred on Profs. John
Jacobs and J. Ross Mackay at the 2:30
p.m. ceremony on May 27.
Prof. Jacobs, an internationally known
scientist, played a key role in the development of geophysics and astronomy studies at UBC. A graduate of the University of
London, Prof. Jacobs taught at the University of Toronto for three years before
joining UBC's Physics Department in
1957. While at UBC, he created the Institute of Earth Sciences and the Department of Geophysics and Astronomy. He is
currently a professor of geophysics at the
University of Cambridge.
Significant research
Prof. J. Ross Mackay is one of Canada's
most distinguished geographers. Since the
1950s, he has done significant research
on permafrost, the physical properties of
ice and snow, landform evolution and
other studies related to the Canadian Arctic.
Since his retirement from UBC in 1982,
Prof. Mackay has received numerous awards
recognizing his contributions to Canadian geography, including an honorary
degree from the University of Waterloo,
the Order of Canada, and a special achievement award from the Geological Society
of America.
Dr. Agnes Benidickson and politician
May Brown will receive honorary Doctor
of Laws degrees at the morning ceremony
on May 28.
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May Brown, a graduate of McGill University and UBC, taught in the B.C. school
system and at UBC and Dalhousie University before joining civic politics in 1977.
Her government appointments include
membership on the Board of Directors of
the Greater Vancouver Regional District
and B.C. Transit.
Dr. Benidickson, a graduate of Queen's
University, has made a significant contribution to the social and cultural life of
Canada. She has served as president of the
Canadian Council on Social Development,
the Association of Canadian Clubs and as
honorary president of the National Gallery in Ottawa. In 1980 she was elected
chancellor of Queen's University, a position she still holds.
At the 2:30 p.m. ceremony on May 28,
the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters
will be awarded to Canadian writer Earle
Birney and British bookseller Norman
Creative writing
Earle Birney is one of Canada's best
known and most prolific writers. His
work spans more than 60 years, starting
from his student days at UBC in 1922.
He introduced Canada's first creative writing course at the University of Toronto in
1940 and joined UBC in 1946, where he
set up the university's own creative writing program. Dr. Birney is the winner of
many distinguished writing awards, including the Governor-General's Medal for Poetry.
Norman Colbeck enjoyed a successful
career as a bookseller in England for more
than 40 years. In 1966 he came to
Vancouver to present a collection of rare
19th and early 20th century books and
manuscripts to the UBC Library. Consisting of more than 20,000 items, it is the
finest library collection of its kind found
anywhere in Canada. Mr. Colbeck served
as curator of the collection from 1967 to
1972 and continues to take an interest in
UBC's library holdings.
Dr. George Elliot will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the 9:30 a.m.
ceremony on May 29. Dr. Elliot has
made an outstanding contribution to health
care and health care education in B.C. He
joined the B.C. Health Department in 1935
and served as assistant provincial health
officer and assistant to the deputy minister
before being appointed deputy minister
of health in 1972. He also served as
professor and acting head of UBC's Department of Health Care and Epidemiology
from 1965 to 1967 and was on two
federal royal commissions in the 1960s. He
has been involved with numerous medical associations and foundations in the
province, and is currently medical advisor to the Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Woodward's
At the afternoon ceremony on May 29,
an honorary Doctor of Laws degree will
be conferred on Vancouver businessman
David Lam. Mr. Lam was born in Hong
Kong and was educated in China, the
United States and at UBC. After serving
las chief executive officer of Hong Kong's
Ka Wah Bank for 10 years, he came to
Vancouver with his family in 1967. Since
that time he has established himself as
one of B.C.'s most successful real estate
developers. Recently, Mr. Lam donated
$1 million to establish a Management
Research Library in UBC's Faculty of
UBC Chancellor W. Robert Wyman, a
UBC commerce graduate, is currently chairman of one of Western Canada's most
prominent investment firms, Pemberton
Houston Willoughby Inc. Mr. Wyman
has worked in the securities field for 30
years and has been with Pemberton Houston Willoughby Inc. since 1962. He has
served as director and chairman of the
Canadian Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the Vancouver Board of Trade
and Investment Dealers Association of
Canada, and governor of the Employer's
Council of B.C. He was elected as UBC
chancellor in 1984, a position he retires
from this summer.
Congregation Schedule
UBC's 1987 Congregation ceremonies begin at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. May 27, 28
and 29 in the War Memorial Gymnasium. Immediately following each ceremony,
coffee, tea and refreshments will be served on the plaza adjacent to the Student Union
Building.  Everyone attending Congregation is invited. In the event of bad weather,
the reception will be held inside the Student Union Building.
Wednesday, May 27
9.30 a.m. - The following academic degrees will be conferred in the disciplines of
Agricultural Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Community and Regional Planning
and Interdisciplinary Studies: Ph.D., M.A., M.Sc, M.A.Sc, M.Eng., M.A.S.A.,
M.Arch., B.Sc.(Agr.), B.L.A., B.A.Sc, B.Arch. Congregation speaker - The Honorable
Robert G. Rogers, Lieutenant Governor, Province of British Columbia. Valedictorian
- James R. Wickens, Engineering.
2.30 p.m. - The honorary degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) will be conferred on
internationally known geophysicist John Arthur Jacobs and also on renowned
Canadian geographer John Ross MacKay. The following academic degrees will be
conferred in the field of Science: Ph.D., M.Sc, B.Sc. Congregation speaker - John
Arthur Jacobs.  Valedictorian -Robert I. Thompson, Science.
Thursday, May 28
9.30 a.m. - The honorary degree of Doctor of Laws will be conferred on former
Vancouver alderman May Brown and also on Queen's University chancellor Agnes
McCausland Benidickson. The following academic degrees will be conferred in the
discipline of Education: Ph.D., Ed.D., M.A., M.Ed., M.P.E., B.Ed.-Elementary,
B.Ed.-Secondary, B.Ed.-Special Education, B.P.E., B.R.E., and diplomas in Education.
Congregation speaker - Agnes McCausland Benidickson. Valedictorian -Christine-
Van der Ree, Education.
2.30 p.m. - The honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) will be conferred on
Canadian writer and poet Alfred Earle Birney* and also on bookseller Norman
Colbeck   who, in 1966, donated his outstanding collection of 19th century British
literature to UBC. Academic degrees will be conferred in the dsciplines of Arts, Music,
and Library, Archival and Information Studies: Ph.D., D.M.A., M.A., M.Sc,
M.F.A., M.Mus., M.L.S., M.A.S., B.A., B.F.A., B.Mus., and diplomas in Applied
Linguistics, Art History, Film/Television Studies, French Translation and German
Translation. Congregation speaker - Dr. Roy Stokes, Professor Emeritus, Librarianship.
Valedictorian - Joanna Calne, English Honours.
Friday, May 29
9.30 a.m. - An honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) will be conferred on former
deputy minister of health George Robert Ford Elliot. Academic degrees will be
conferred in the following disciplines - Dental Science, Medicine, Pharmaceutical
Sciences, Audiology and Speech Sciences, Family and Nutritional Sciences, Nursing,
Rehabilitation Medicine and Social Work: Ph.D., M.A., M.Sc, M.H.Sc, M.S.N.,
M.S.W., D.M.D., M.D., B.M.L.Sc, B.S.N., B.Sc(Pharm.), B.Sc.(O.T), B.Sc(P.T),
B.H.E., B.Sc(Dietet.), B.S.W., and diplomas in Periodontics. Congregation speaker -
George Robert Ford Elliot. Valedictorian - Blair Christensen, Medicine.
2.30 p.m. - An honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) will be conferred on
Vancouver businessman and philanthropist David See Chai Lam. Academic degrees
will be conferred in the dsciplines of Commerce and Business Administration, Forestry
and Law: Ph.D., M.A.Sc, M.Sc(Bus.Admin.), M.B.A., M.F., LL.M., B.Com., B.S.F,
B.Sc.(Forestry), Lic.Acct., LL.B.  Congregation speaker -David See Chai Lam.
Valedictorian - Franco Trasolini, Law.
*Degree to be conferred in absentia.
UBC REPORTS, May 27,1987 President's
It gives me great pleasure to extend to
each of you a warm welcome to the
University of British Columbia for the
annual conferring of academic and honorary degrees.
This week is one of the most important in
the university calendar, marking a significant milestone in the lives of those about
to graduate. The graduation ceremony
itself is the climax of years of hard work
and intellectual achievement by students
in many different fields.
This is a time for celebration by graduates and their spouses, parents and friends —a
time to recognize the enormous effort
that goes into making a degree possible,
and the sense of accomplishment and
commitment to the future that it represents.
UBC is one of the major academic
centres in Canada, and the degrees it
grants reflect the high standards of this
great university. It is therefore with pride
that the university recognizes the talents
of each and every graduate today.
From here, our graduates will spread
across Canada and throughout the world
as they follow their chosen path. In
British Columbia, UBC graduates are a
vital force in the social, cultural and
economic development of the province,
helping to develop new technologies,
educate the young, open up new business
opportunities, take care of the sick, and
build towards the future in many different
For some, UBC has opened doors to a
professional career, for others it has offered
new community opportunities and, for all,
President David Strangzeay
it has served as a source of intellectual
stimulation and growth. In recent years,
UBC has placed increasing emphasis on
the liberal arts and sciences, helping to
extend the focus of students beyond the
narrow confines of a single discipline so
that graduates can go out into the world
with a broader understanding of the issues
of today.
"Helping people to understand" is an
important part of our job, whether it is
helping students to acquire the skills they
need to become productive members of
society, or introducing the general public
to the mysteries of university research.
This year, we found just how interested
people are in the work we do when
150,000 people visited campus during our
first campus-wide Open House in ten
years. They saw the results of some of our
excellent research and teaching programs,
and learnt more about the specialized
services we provide for [he outside
community. And when it was all over, a
BCTV reporter summed up the experience by saying "thank you UBC for helping us to understand."
For all those who are graduating today,
hope you will also feel UBC has "helped
you to understand", and that you will
carry the benefits of that understanding
into your chosen career.
I wish you good luck and best wishes
for the years ahead.
A message from the Chancellor   Academic traditions
I am pleased to welcome you to this, the
1987 Annual Congregation of the University of British Columbia. This is the third
graduation I have attended as Chancellor,
and my second with Dr. Strangway as
For me, as tor you, this is also a significant occasion, for it is also my graduation.
This is my last congregation as chancellor,
just as this is your last year as students at
UBC. As we go out into the world
together, 1 would like to share with you my
thoughts on the past three years, and my
observations for the future.
The past three years have been difficult
ones for the university. They have come
during a period of retrenchment and
recession, where post-secondary education,
and indeed education in general, has had
to deal with increasing cutbacks —cutbacks
which have had a serious effect on the
quality of education the institutions have
been able to provide.
We cannot underestimate the importance
of post-secondary education for the
economic, social and cultural health of the
province. The training that takes place in
our institutes of higher learning is an
essential part of the fabric of our modern
world. If we, in British Columbia, arc-
going to compete effectively in the global
village, then we must train our young
people well, providing them with the
skills to participate.
Traditional industries can no longer
supply all the jobs needed to support the
population, and many people must upgrade
their skills in order to meet the employment needs of enhanced industries.
In British Columbia today, the percentage
of students who pariticipate in post-
secondary education is the lowest of any
province in the country, and the provincial unemployment rate is one of the
highest in the country.
These facts are simply unacceptable. They
must be changed —by me, by you, by the
citizens of this province, by the government.
They will not change if they are ignored.
They will only change if we develop the
concern and commitment to make them
Although 1 leave here as chancellor, my
commitment to the university is even
stronger than it was when I began three
years ago.
Every year we are losing excellent faculty members, who are attracted by better
offers from other institutions. We must
recognize that it is these key people who
make the university excellent— that without them the university will inevitably
become second-rate. They must be retained
and, in order for this to happen, they must
be compensated on a competitive basis. I
intend to do all I can to make sure that this
We have got to be able to compete on a
national and international basis, and we
need the teachers, the researchers and the
well-trained professionals in order to do
Solid commitment
In summary, there are two vital responsibilities we, together with the government,
must address. First, we must increase the
opportunity for people to enter university,
and second, we must improve the treatment we're giving to those who are training these students. Without a solid commitment to these responsibities, B.C. will
not become an effective competitor in
our modern world.
Some of you may be aware that I have
been appointed as the University of British
Columbia's representative to the new
University Advisory Council. The message
I intend to carry to this council, and the
message I will be urging them to recommend to government, is that we address
these two concerns as a top priority. I will
be repeating this message whenever I can,
wherever I can.
In order to convey this message, I am
going to need your help, both now and in
the future. Whatever your chosen field,
you have the opportunity to help influence
the direction this province takes, and I
urge you to join me in a commitment to
make the province a better place for your
children, and your children's children.
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CONGREGATION 1987 Last summer, 50 of Canada's brightest
Grade 11 and 12 students came to UBC to
participate in the Shad Valley Program —a
summer school with a difference.
Designed to expose students to new
ideas, stimulate their minds and open up
exciting future career possibilities, Shad
Valley currently operates in five universities in Canada. UBC joined last year and,
according to director Dr. David Vogt, the
program is a runaway success.
"We were delighted by the calibre of
students. They came from as far away as
Newfoundland, and took back with them a
very positive message about UBC," says
Dr. Vogt. "Twelve of them are trying for
UBC entrance scholarships, and at least
another 15 are applying for places.
"The program was a stimulating experience for students and faculty alike, and it
opened the students' minds to a lot of
exciting, new possiblities. When they came,
most of them had fairly traditional ideas
about their future careers, but by the time
they went home they had broadened
their horizons enormously, and were considering very different career paths."
Students attend four weeks of lectures
and seminars and gain hands-on experience in areas such as medical genetics,
biotechnology, computers, engineering,
mathematics and medical imaging. They
spend the next six weeks working for a
sponsor company, learning new technologies and ideas and finding out about the
working world.
The Shad Valley Program is one of a
growing number of opportunities UBC
offers talented high school students who
are interested in pursuing a university
"We have so much to offer at UBC," says
Dr. Vogt, "and we are only just beginning
to explore the ways we can share our
facilities and expertise with talented students before they have made their career
The annual Physics Olympics is one such
program. Now in its tenth year, the
Physics Olympics pits five-member high
school teams against each other during a
one-day contest held at UBC. "Students
come from all over the province," says
program coordinator Dr. Michael Crooks.
UBC physics students, many of whom
participated in the B.C. Physics Olympics
when they were at high school, help to
organize the event.
Physics students in B.C. can also try out
for the International Physics Olympiad.
Started in Eastern Europe 18 years ago,
this competition is how attended by student teams from 21 different countries.
Canada joined two years ago, and Dr.
Crooks says many B.C. students are
interested in the chance to participate. "In
the fall, we find out from the schools
which of their students are interested, and
we send them physics problems every
month. They send back their answers and
we mark them. The following May, we
bring 20 or 30 of the top students to
campus, where they write the Canadian
national examination to find out who will
represent Canada in the Olympiad."
Five students are chosen. Last year, two
of those students were from B.C., although
one of them had to decline the invitation
because he had already agreed to participate in the International Mathematics Olympics in Warsaw. This year, the Physics
Olympiad will be held in Jena, East
Germany, the first weekend in July.
 Math stars	
"It's always a marvellous experience for
the students when they come to UBC for
the week," says Dr. Crooks. "For many of
them, it's the first time they've ever been
in a room full of people as bright as
themselves and with the same interests."
B.C. also has many stars in mathematics.
Each year, the university organizes B.C.'s
participation in the Canadian Euclid
Competition. Last year 1,927 B.C. students wrote the exam —the highest per
capita participation in the country.
"Consistently, B.C. students' results are
better than those for any other province,"
says B.C. program organizer Dr. George
Blumen. "This is a very positive reflection on the quality of maths teaching in
B.C." Top entrants win book prizes, and
are considered potential candidates for
UBC entrance scholarships.
Creative writers also receive special
attention. This year, 1,648 aspiring writers from Grades 11 and 12 entered UBC's
first ever essay contest, sponsored by the
English Department, and the calibre of
entries was very impressive, according to
coordinator Dr. Andrew Parkin. Eight-five
entrants won honorable mentions, 22
won book prizes for essays of distinction,
and the three best entries netted their
authors $1,500, $1,000 and $500
Young writers in the Vancouver area are
able to take advantage of a series of 'New
Shoots' workshops offered by the department of Creative Writing, in conjunction
with the Vancouver School Board. The
program offers Grade 10, 11 and 12 students a chance to develop their writing
skills through constructive, practical criticism,
and to meet other aspiring writers of
their own age.
Students are helping students
by David Morton
Last term, Lee Grenon took on two
difficult assignments in a third-year sociology course he was studying. As he was
soon to find, information on the topics was
scattered, meaning that he had to consult
large numbers of sources, only to find a
small paragraph or newspaper clipping
that was relevant. There was so little, in
fact, that he considered changing his
Lee's biggest challenge in tackling the
research, though, was the fact that he is
blind. He has enough vision to read some
normal-print-sized books but the going is
slow, and extensive research is particularly difficult and time-consuming.
"For a blind person to do research, it's
really quite difficult," says Lee. "I'm very
dependent on other people, such as volunteers or librarians, who often don't have
the time to find the references and sources
for me to begin note-taking."
But thanks to a new disabled student
assistance program at UBC, Lee was not
only able to complete his research, he
was able to write one of his papers on the
Crane Library's new word processors for
the visually impaired.
The "Students Helping Students" program put Lee in touch with a first-year
Library Sciences student who helped him
do the research for his assignments. As
well, the program found a computer
science student to teach him the fundamentals of computerized word processing.
Good time
"Not only did this assistance save an
incredible amount of time, it drastically
improved the quality of my work ... I
got more information and better
information. What's more, I had a good
time with the program. It's more enjoyable doing research and learning with someone else.
"When I was learning the computer, my
tutor had me typing out old rugby songs
just to show me how the word processor
Fortunately, Lee's sight disability is not
severe enough to require help in getting
around the campus, although the Students
Helping Students (SHS) program could
have provided help there, as well. Next
fall, the 23-year-old Sociology major will
enter his final year at UBC. He will also
continue as president of the UBC Disabled Students Society, an organization
which he describes as an advocacy group
for all types of disabled students at UBC.
Eleven other students with a range of
disabilities received help from the SHS
program between October and March.
This help came in the form of tutoring,
mobility assistance, light housekeeping
and grocery shopping—all of which reflected
an academic or practical need identified
by recipients of the program.
Assistance was delivered on a one-to-
one basis by other UBC students hired by
the program.
"The program offered whatever help that
was requested by the disabled students
themselves," explains Charlene Hawthorne,
a third-year psychology student, hired
last October to coordinate the SHS program on a part-time basis.
"We asked each student what his or her
particular needs were and then we'd go
out and hire a UBC student qualified to do
the job."
According to Cheryl Brown, of UBC's
Student Counselling and Resource Centre
and the administrator of SHS, funding for
the program came unexpectedly from the
provincial Ministry for Advanced Education and Job Training. The funds arrived
late in the fall term, and by the time the
program was fully operational, many
disabled students had found other means
of assistance.
"Once we had the structure for SHS
established, our biggest problem was
letting people know the program existed,"
says Ms. Brown. "At the time, there was
no established network of disabled stu
dents on campus, so we had to work
through our own informal network."
Ms. Hawthorne's first task as coordinator of SHS was to begin contacting people.
Some groups on campus, such as the
Crane Library, the Women's Centre and
Speakeasy in the Student Union Building,
were helpful in publicizing the program.
Much of the work, however, was done
through phoning and writing letters to
follow up on leads.
"Many disabled students are reluctant to
identify themselves, for fear of discrimination or because they are wanting to protect
their independence," says Ms. Hawthorne.
"The one thing we must assure them of is
confidentiality, then they're willing to
Ms. Brown, who estimates there are
300-400 disabled students on campus, says
if funding is renewed, it should begin
before the end of the academic year to
ensure that incoming students are aware
of the program. Information could be
distributed in registration packages. She
says the program should also be extended
throughout the summer, particularly in
April when students are writing exams.
Lee Grenon (left) and Tony Talwar in Crane Library.
CONGREGATION 1987 Research ventures
by Elaine Stevens
Many researchers around the world are
working to improve understanding and
treatment of human diseases such as
cancer and viral infections, and scientists
at UBC stand a good chance of being
among the leaders of the pack.
For many years, the university has been
at the forefront in biotechnology research,
and its position was further enhanced
with the establishment of a new Biomedical Research Centre last year, a joint
venture between the Terry Fox Medical
Research Foundation of British Columbia
and the Wellcome Foundation of Great
Britain, and with the formation of a new
Biotechnology Laboratory this year.
"The presence of these centres will help
to foster interaction between specialists
working in different but complimentary
areas of biotechnology," says Dr. Michael
Smith, director of the Biotechnology
Laboratory. "It should also lead to new
strategies, drugs and vaccines for dealing
with infective agents and cancer, as well as
contributing to the economy through
improvements in forestry and agriculture."
Natural proteins
According to Dr. John Schrader, director of the Biomedical Research Centre,
"our emphasis is on the use of chemical
techniques to synthesize variants of natural
proteins that may be effective as therapeutic agents, whereas Dr. Smith's laboratory
will be more involved in attacking problems using genetic engineering techniques.
The technology in Dr. Smith's lab is, in
every sense, complimentary to that in ours,
and these two centres will greatly
strengthen medical research on campus."
Just nine months ago, groundbreaking
ceremonies were held for the $8 million
Biomedical Research Centre building. Scheduled for completion in November of this
year, the centre's research will initially
focus upon interleukins, Dr. Schrader's
The Biotechnology Laboratory, under
Dr. Smith, will concentrate on genetic
engineering. It will provide the opportunity to develop further UBC's considerable
expertise in animal and human biology,
fermentation/process engineering and
plant/forest biotechnology.
"The same basic technology in genetic
engineering can be applied in many different ways," says Dr. Smith. "We have
already seen many instances where genetic
engineers work with researchers in more
traditional disciplines to come up with new
solutions, and we anticipate much more
of this kind of interaction in the future.
"Many people don't realize that understanding of AIDS progressed as rapidly as
it did because of genetic engineering. The
biotechnology was all in place before hand,
enabling the virus to be analyzed quickly.
The same is true in cancer research —
developments in the past 10 years have
outstripped all we learnt before that time."
Dr. Smith predicts that the future is rosy
for biotechnology. "New drugs will be
developed from genetically-engineered proteins that are better designed to do the job,
whether it is combatting viral infections
and cancers, producing leaner pigs or
improving tree growth."
Child Study Centre
Teacher Marlene Palmer with
youngsters in Child Study
Centre kindergarten.
On the television monitor two children
are seen in closeup, their backs to the
camera. They are listening to music.
"Glory, glory, hallelujah," rings out
over the sounds of other children. "Glory,
glory hallelujah," sings the voice on the
cassette, lustily, cheerily. "Glory, glory,
hallelujah; His truth goes marching on."
The children, a boy and a girl, are utterly
They are two-year-olds, members of a
Child Study Centre pre-school class that
is observed on the monitor every week by
a parent group and a discussion leader.
Each week the camera eventually focuses
on one child. Today, it has selected the
little boy who likes music.
"Look at them," murmurs one of the
mothers. "They look like they're watching
the sunset together."
The little boy's mother tells the group
that "he takes that cassette everywhere
with him —it's like a teddy bear.
Shot widens
"He isn't pressing at his eyes," she says,
after a moment, and explains that the child
does this when he's restless or uneasy. "I
wonder if he feels comforted because'she's
sitting beside him."
"Pull back a little," says Dr. Glen Dixon
softly. He is an associate professor in
UBC's Faculty of Education, and director
of the Centre. The camera operator in the
classroom across the hall hears him through
earphones. The shot widens, widens—
and reveals that the rest of the class has
departed, leaving the two children, still
sitting side by side, alone in that corner of
the room, listening to the music.
The little boy is blind.
He doesn't know what this means, though.
And neither do his pre-school classmates.
No attempt has been made by the staff to
identify him as a "disabled" child. Most of
the other children haven't even realized
yet that there is something in his behavior
that is unusual.
But one of the teachers points out that
recently the little girl listening to music
with him has been watching him intently.
She accompanies him everywhere; she is
concentrated upon him. Obviously she is
thinking about him hard, trying to figure
something out.
The little girl's mother is asked whether
her daughter speaks about her friend at
home. "Whenever he's not at school," she
says, "she tells me."
The boy's mother remembers that earlier in the year her son had to miss several
pre-school classes, and the rest of the
children, all of whom had provided photographs for their cubbyholes, had asked
the teacher why there was no photograph
of their absent classmate in his.
"I'd never even thought of it," says his
mother; "that the picture would be for
them —not for him."
Parent class
The Child Study Centre, located in the
Kitchener School Annex at 4055 Blenheim
Street, is a research and demonstration
facility operated by the Faculty of Education,
and the parent class for two-year-olds
described above is only one of its many
preoccupations. It offers pre-school programs for children one to five years old,
and provides the setting for the largest
early language literacy research project in
The kindergarten class, which is jointly
sponsored by UBC and the Vancouver
School Board, emphasizes emergent language and literacy for five-year olds.
Teachers participate in curriculum design,
and there is intensive parental involvement.
Children tell, write, draw and paint their
own stories.
The kindergarten, says Dr. Dixon,
"emphasizes literary reading and writing
skills, through exposure, in a program
that focuses on play."
But other skills are also explored. On
the walls of the classroom, a place filled
with color and activity, are Chagall prints,
and a sign that reads: "Express your imagination like Chagall."
Another joint program of the Child Study
Centre and the Vancouver School Board
is the pre-school English as a Second
Language Project at Sexsmith Community School. This project accommodates
three- and four-year-olds whose mother
tongue is a language other than English. It
has been the focus of considerable federal
government funded research in multiculturalism and will be extended later this
year into other community schools in the
Vancouver area.
by Bunny Wright
UBC REPORTS, May 27,1987 Enduring legacy
by Jim Banham
In 1947, when anthropologist Prof. Harry
Hawthorn and his wife, Audrey, arrived
at UBC, the art of the native Indians of
the North American west coast was all
but extinct.
"At that time," said Prof. Hawthorn,
"there was hardly a single native Indian on
the Northwest coast from Alaska south
who was capable of producing anything
close to the quality of the best Indian
work of a century earlier."
The Hawthorns became key figures in
the revival of west coast Indian art and
played a significant role in studies and
reports that led to the improvement of
Indian economic and social conditions.
Their most enduring legacies are undoubtedly the contributions they made towards
the outstanding collection of west coast
Indian art housed in the Museum of
Anthropology. The Hawthorns also played
an important role in the Museum's
From the beginning, the Hawthorns
fostered an interest among both young and
old members of the Indian community in
their art. In 1948, Prof. Hawthorn visited
villages up and down the B.C. coast,
emphasizing the value of education. He
also made contact with Mungo Martin,
the artist who had carved one of the last
west coast totem poles in about 1913. In
1948 he was earning his living as a
Fellow Indians
Prof. Hawthorn persuaded Mr. Martin to
come to the UBC campus to repair some
decaying poles. Mr. Martin quickly became
interested in the work of the anthropology museum. He encouraged his fellow
Indians to visit, and they often supplied
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Indian art in the Museum of Anthropology.
valuable information to graduate students
associated with the museum. In the decade
between 1949 and 1959 the museum
received a steady stream of baskets, boxes,
trunks and paper bags containing hundreds of artifacts.
"The Indians saw the museum as a place
where their art was valued and which
manifested that by paying for it, caring for
it and showing it off," said Prof. Hawthorn.
Mrs. Hawthorn adds: "It was my impression that the Indians felt a sense of relief
in entrusting their artifacts to us. They felt
they would be safe in our hands."
In addition to refurbishing the Barbeau
poles, Mr. Martin began to carve again.
His activities aroused the interest of other
members of the Martin family, including
the Hunts, Douglas Cranmer and Bob
Davidson. Each of these was to make
valuable contributions to the revival of
west coast Indian culture.
A young CBC announcer, Bill Reid, was
also interested in Mr. Martin's work.
Reid, whose grandmother was a Haida,
soon left the CBC to pursue what must,
at that time, have seemed a very uncertain
future as an artist.
Rave reviews
By the mid-1960s, the UBC collection,
swelled by special purchases made possible by gifts from industrialists such as
H.R. MacMillan and Walter Koerner, had
long outgrown its cramped quarters in the
basement of the Main Library.
In 1968, mayor Jean Drapeau contacted
Mrs. Hawthorn and proposed that she
bring some of the most important pieces in
the collection to Montreal for exhibit at
Man and His World, on the former Expo'67
site. The display, which stayed two years,
drew rave reviews in Time magazine and
the New York Times.
In 1971 the federal government marked
British Columbia's entry into Confederation with a $10 million federal grant to the
province. $2.5 million of this was set
aside for the construction of a new Museum
of Anthropology at UBC, in recognition
of the importance of the museum collection to Canada.
The building, designed by Arthur Erickson,
has become one of the University's chief
points of contact with the general public
and the B.C. Indian community.
Bridging the gap
Bridges are in place that attempt to close
the gap between arts and sciences at UBC.
They take the form of courses: arts
courses designed for science students, and
science courses with arts majors in mind.
David Suzuki, Mavor Moore and Earle
Birney deplored in a panel discussion
earlier this year the separation of the arts
from the sciences. They told an enthusiastic Open House audience of more than 700
that both areas are equally important,
and that students serious about their education should make sure they get some of
The calendar offers plenty of opportunities.
The Physics Department has a course
for musicians, for example. Called The
Physics of Music, it is an introduction to
the physical principles important to the
production, transmission and perception
of musical sounds. The emphasis is on
demonstrations, and topics studied may
include the description of sound waves,
resonances, scales, and an examination of
specific musical instruments.
Physics has another course for non-
science students that's called Man's Energy
Sources. It looks at some physical concepts involved in energy in its various
forms —mechanical, acoustical, electrical,
nuclear, chemical and thermal. This course
also talks about energy conservation, and
heat and the laws of thermodynamics.
Over in the Faculty of Arts, the Philosophy Department has a wide selection of
courses which are often taken by non-
majors. Among them are Philosophy of
Art, Philosophy of Religion, Social and
Political Philosophy, Bio-Medical Ethics,
Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of
Literature and Philosophy of Law.
No background in science or mathematics is required for Astronomy 310, Exploring
the Universe, which is open only to
students who are not registered in the
Faculty of Science or Applied Science.
The course is a discussion of modern
topics of astronomy and geophysics without the use of advanced mathematics.
Topics covered include galaxies, quasars,
stellar evolution, pulsars, "black holes,"
the origin of the solar system and the age
of the earth, space exploration, seismology
and earthquakes, continental drift and ice
Practical writing
Courses in Practical Writing and
Advanced Practical Writing are offered by
the English Department for students interested in the principles of written communication in business and professional activities,
and practice in the preparation of abstracts,
proposals, reports and correspondence.
Biology 310, Human Heredity and Evolution, is another science course that's
designed primarily for students in the
Faculty of Arts. It relates genetic and
evolutionary concepts to man and to human
French for Reading Knowledge provides
students who have no previous language
instruction in French with a basic knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary
sufficient for the understanding of scientific and scholarly works. It's intended as
a service course for university departments
that require a reading examination in
their advanced programs.
The French Department also offers
Commercial Trench, the essential vocabulary and style of French commercial
correspondence and business texts, and
Trench Practice for Elementary Teachers,
designed to improve the oral and written
proficiency of teachers in the French
exposure programs at the elementary level.
Geology has Canadian Geology: Our
Environment and Resources, a course that
aims to provide a general understanding,
without involving laboratory science, of
our natural geological surroundings.
Mathematics offers Finite Mathematics,
intended for students not in the Faculty
of Science who wish to have some exposure to mathematical thinking. The course
gives an introduction to probability, statistics,
linear programming and game theory.
Science students often take German for
Reading Knowledge, which aims to develop
a reading knowledge of German sufficient
to enable students to understand scientific and scholarly material. It provides
basic grammar and practice in the translation of texts in the natural sciences, the
social sciences and the humanities into
Ocean waters
And over in Oceanography, non-science
students can take Man and the Oceans.
This course provides a comprehensive
review of oceanography, dealing with the
motion and composition of ocean waters,
life in the sea, the age and composition of
the sea floor, and a history of the exploration of the oceans and its impact on man's
culture. Applied aspects are also included,
such as food from the sea; mineral and oil]
exploitation; pollution; navigation; mili
tary uses; and the law of the sea.
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UBC REPORTS, May 27,1987 John Pryde says it takes years of experience to become a liability trader in the
investment industry. But come this lune,
the 22-year-old Commerce graduate wil
launch his financial career with one of
Vancouver's top investment firms — not
as a junior clerk, but as a liability trader.
Pryde, along with four others graduating from Commerce will be going to good
jobs this summer thanks to a new program that gave them hands-on experience
in the high rolling investment field. The
Dean of Commerce (UBC) Portfolio Management Society, set up one year ago, put
six fourth year Commerce students in
charge of managing an actual $400-
500,000 investment portfolio.
The funds, which came from financial
firms, were invested in a variety of equity
and bond options, and according to Pryde,
grew an average of 28 per cent — slightly
better than market performance. The students were in charge of researching the
options, carrying out the investment transactions and monitoring their performance
on a regular basis. Their activities were
observed by six third-year Commerce students who will become the managers in
next year's program.
The students themselves were monitored
by an eight-member client committee
comprised of members of the Vancouver
business community and Commerce
faculty. The committee represented the
interests of a "real-life" client, setting
investment guidelines and questioning the
actions of the fund managers.
The students also had access to a group
of mentors, from the Vancouver investment community. They acted as a source
of informal, daily advice on portfolio
management techniques, market psychology and other concerns.
Graduating students from left to right: Doug King, Doyle Bauman, John Pryde, Rob Edel,
Paul Lee and Scott Lamont.
As well, the two-year Portfolio Management Society (PMS) program placed students in study-related summer positions
where they were able to observe the business first hand.
The program is the brainchild of Vancouver investment managers Milton K. Wong,
Murray Lieth and investment dealer, Michael
Ryan. With the backing of Commerce
and Business Administration Dean Peter
Lusztig and others, they helped raise the
capital for the investment activities. The
donations were converted to an endowment and profits were made available to
the Commerce Faculty's division of finance.
According to Dr. Lusztig, the program
has worked out so well that the number
of third year students has been doubled for
the coming year. There will be two teams
of students managing portfolios. All 12
third year students have been placed in
summer positions in Toronto. The six
managers, who now enter fourth year,
have positions in Vancouver firms for the
Mike Ryans of Pemberton Houston Willoughby Bell Guinlock says the program
puts the graduating students two years
ahead in the financial investment job
John Pryde, in fact, had four job offers
before accepting his position at Pemberton
Houston Willoughby Bell Guinlock.
don't think any graduating student,
or very few, would be given the opportunity to do the job they gave me," Pryde
explains. "My advantage is I've already
had market experience, and I don't know
of any other university program that gives
you that."
Scott Lamont, who begins work in the
Bank of Montreal Treasury Department in
June, says the personal communication
skills he developed could not have been
learned in the academic work of the
commerce program.
"It wasn't just getting to know the people
in the industry that was so important, it
was learning how to talk to them," adds
Doug King, who will be joining an accounting firm this summer and continuing at
UBC to complete his Certfied Accountant
Though King is the only one of the PMS
graduates not entering the financial
industry, he says accounting firms are
becoming more interested in people from
other areas of business. He says his involvement in the program was a significant
factor in his being hired at Thome Ernst
and Whinney (formerly Thome Riddel)
in Vancouver.
Other students of the PMS program
starting jobs this summer are Doyle Bauman,
with Dominion Securities and Paul Lee
with Chrysler Canada. Robert Edel is
considering various employment options
in the Vancouver financial industry.
by David Morton
Governor-General's Gold
Medal for 1987
When told that he had won the Governor
General's Gold Medal Award for outstanding academic achievement, 19-year-old
Fanghar Rabbani smiled and shrugged his
It is the latest accomplishment in his
short three-year university career, in which
he has received numerous scholarships
and awards, not to mention commendable
marks. This month he graduates from the
honours program in Mathematics with a
94.1 per cent average.
And while he says he is happy about the
award, he is more concerned about where
he will go from here.
Among the options he has to consider
are a $22,000 graduate scholarship at
Harvard university, a similar scholarship
at Princeton and an NSERC award to
attend the University of Toronto's graduate school.
Nevertheless, Mr. Rabbani's mind is
made up. He says he will probably remain
at UBC and enter the Faculty of Medicine,
where he has also been accepted.
"It is so hard to know what the right
decision is," he says. "You really only
know if you were right 10 years later, and
then maybe it's too late."
Mr. Rabbani says his studies in mathematics provided him with a rigourous training that prepared him for entering any
number of other fields. Ultimately, he
would like to be in research in the medical
Born in Tehran, Iran, Mr. Rabbani came
to Canada with his family when he was
three years old. His propensity for mathematics materialized at an early age. At
high school in West Vancouver, he com
pleted the required number of math courses
by grade eight. He was part of a special
class for gifted students. After grade nine,
he skipped a year.
When he first came to UBC in 1984, he
had no intention of studying mathematics.
However, in his first year, Dr. Roy
Douglas of the Mathematics department
encouraged Mr. Rabbani to pursue the
subject and offered him a summer research
position studying algebraic topology, a
position normally offered only to graduate
"I didn't make the decision to finish my
degree in math until the start of my third
year. I switched from the combined honours
in math and physics so 1 could take a
wider variety of pure math courses."
The Fine Arts Department is spread all
over the map of UBC. "We have one
studio technician," says Dr. James Caswell,
department head. "He gets from place to
place on a bicycle.
"It would be nice," he adds, wistfully,
"if at least all the art historians could share
a suite of offices."
Art and art history were first taught at
UBC in 1949 when the noted Canadian
painter B. C. Binning was appointed to the
faculty of the newly-formed School of
Architecture. The Department of Fine Arts
was established as an independent department within the Faculty of Arts in 1955. It
has grown steadily since then, and now
offers art history programs leading to a
Bachelor of Arts, a Diploma, and Masters and Ph.D. degrees.
The Fine Arts Library, which operates as
a branch within the central library building,
was established in 1948 and now consists
of about 88,000 volumes which include
books, periodicals and exhibition
catalogues. There are also large clipping
and photography collections, and a video
disc system that contains duplicates of the
holdings of the Fine Arts Slide Library.
The Art Gallery, also established in 1948,
maintains a continuous display of loan
exhibitions with a predominatly contemporary emphasis. The work of artists from
B.C., Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere is
The department also offers Bachelor of
Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees,
via the studio arts program. Although this
program is designed particularly for students who contemplate careers in the visual
arts, others are occasionally accepted, if
they can demonstrate sufficient aptitude.
"More and more," says Dr. Caswell,
"I'm seeing students who are just taking
what they want to take, with no particular use in mind. They know what flexibility is all about." He quotes a 1985 survey
by UBC's Student Counselling and Resources
Centre which showed that the rate of
unemployment among liberal arts graduates was only 8.8 per cent, compared
with 17.4 per cent among commerce grads
and 20 per cent among students who had
graduated with applied science degrees.
"Arts graduates," he says, "can do many
more things than people can who are
trained solely in something like computers."
He adds that the Fine Arts Department
will soon be offering a Bachelor's degree
in Studio Arts that will be "halfway between
a B.A. (not as much art history) and a
B.F.A. (not as much studio work)."
Learning the art of print making.
The art history side of the department's
offerings embraces three areas of emphasis:
the history of Western art and North
American contemporary art; North American indigenous art, including the art of
native peoples and contemporary Canadian art; and Asian art. UBC is the only
institution in Canada to treat these latter
two areas seriously, says Dr. Caswell.
UBC REPORTS, May 27,1987 Last year, UBC's Department of Music
became the School of Music. The name
change is significant, even though it didn't
signal an administrative shift, says Dr.
William Benjamin, Director of the School.
"The message that it conveys to the
world is that we are a comprehensive
School; our teaching is directed toward
professional careers. 'Department,' " he adds,
"conveys an exclusively academic
The School of Music celebrated the 25th
anniversary of the Bachelor of Music program two years ago with a gala concert
in the Orpheum Theatre that was attended
by almost 2,000 people. The program
was headlined by UBC graduate Judith
Forst and faculty member Robert
Silverman. A fund-raising campaign organized around the event raised close to
$50,000 for new entrance scholarships.
In addition to the B.Mus., which is the
principal undergraduate course of study,
the School offers programs leading to the
Bachelor of Arts with a major, or honours,
in music; the Master of Music degree in
performance and composition; the Master
of Arts in historical musicology, music
theory, and ethnomusicology; the Doctor
of Musical Arts, designed for performers
and composers who have already reached
a high level of proficiency and artistry in
their fields and who may wish to teach at
the university level; and the Ph.D. program,
which admits superior candidates for scholarly studies in musicology.
UBC music graduates can be found in
almost every musical organization in
Vancouver, including CBC Vancouver, the
Vancouver Chamber Choir, the Vancouver New Music Society, the Cantata Singers,
the Vancouver Society for Early Music
and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
They also teach in practically every B.C.
community big enough to have a school
music program.
And UBC alumni are teaching, performing,
and working in various aspects of the
business of music in towns and cities
throughout Canada.
Applicants to the program tend to be
"self-selecting," says Dr. Benjamin. "They
have to go through a performance audition,
a test in music theory, and an interview.
This procedure is known to high school
music teachers, and tends to weed out the
Although most students continue to come
from B.C., more and more are coming
from the rest of Canada, says Dr. Benjamin,
"especially graduate students."
UBC's performance program offers majors
in piano, organ, guitar, voice, opera and
orchestral instruments. Undergraduates
receive private instruction for four years,
and are required to perform regularly in
ensembles such as the University Chamber Singers, the University Singers, the
University Choral Union, the University
Symphony Orchestra, the University Wind
Symphony, the UBC Chamber Strings,
the University Opera Workshop and Theatre,
the Collegium Musicum Ensemble, the
Contemporary Players, the Stage Band and
the Asian Music Ensemble.
The School of Music prepares students
for many careers, says Dr. Benjamin. "A
minority of students come here with very,
very strong performance backgrounds.
Every year we have a few who are marvellous performers. But the majority have
not developed to that extent. Some do,
during their four years here; and some
don't." Although some graduates become
soloists, most do not. They may become
members of orchestras; teachers in high
schools, colleges or universities; choirmasters and organists in large churches; professional choristers; or studio musicians.
"The program is not only for people with
exceptional gifts,'1 says Communications
Officer Lauren Arffa. "It's also to prepare
people to work in the field. And it's a big,
big field." Graduates get jobs as arts
administrators, music critics, composers
for film, television or the stage, creators of
jingles for commercials, and are hired by
government funding agencies like the Canada Council. Others become freelancers
who may combine performance with private teaching and/or composing.
Real world
"I do think we give students a sense of the
real world, here," says Dr. Benjamin, and
he adds, "1 think that within its limits of
size, which are fairly restricting, the
School is remarkably strong in a number
of areas. It is as good as or better than
any other Canadian School. We have
everything here that a student would
This includes a recital hall which seats
289 and is widely recognized as among the
best facilities of its kind, and a music
library with approximately 60,000 books
and scores, 4,000 microfilms, 10,000
sound recordings and 150 music periodicals,
constituting one of Canada's finest collections of research and performance materials.
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29 full-time and approximately 45 part-
time members. Many of the latter are
principals and members of the Vancouver
Symphony Orchestra, and the full-time
faculty includes a number of distinguished
performers, scholars and composers.
About 200 public concerts are performed
each year by the School of Music. Most
are student concerts, but performances are
also offered regularly by faculty and
outstanding local and touring musicians.
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UBC's connections with countries in the
Pacific Rim could be one of the university's
best kept secrets, according to UBC International Liaison Officer Larry Sproul.
"There seems to be a relative lack of
awareness among other universities and
agencies in Canada that UBC has an impressive international profile in these countries,"
says Sproul. "In fact, we have some of the
most extensive Asia Pacific activities going
on anywhere in the world."
For example, Sproul notes that UBC's
Japanese Studies program is among the
largest in Canada. And UBC has the
largest collection of Japanese language
books in the country.
Mr. Sproul, who was appointed as head
of the International Liaison Office last
February, is going to change the profile of
UBC's Pacific Rim connections.
Every faculty
UBC is a de-centralized institution and its
activities in Pacific Rim countries are
quite dispersed.
The International Liaison Office was
established as a clearinghouse of information on UBC's international activities and
to facilitate co-operative ventures between
universities and foreign interests.
One of the office's initial projects was to
compile an inventory of the university's
Asia-Pacific activities. Mr. Sproul asked
faculties and departments for summaries
of their international involvements. The
response was overwhelming.
The inventory shows UBC has connections in 14 Asia-Pacific nations with the
involvement from almost every faculty or
school at the university. Even departments such as English, the Botanical Gardens and Continuing Education have ties.
The projects involve a wide range of
activities, including faculty and student
programs, exchanges and research initiatives.
UBC faculty have also taken part in
federal-provincial programs to expand ties
with Pacific Rim countries; for example,
the establishment of Vancouver as an
International Financial Centre. Perhaps
the strongest focal point of UBC's Asian
ties is the Asian Centre, which houses the
Institute of Asian Studies, the impressive
Asian Studies Library and Mr. Sproul's
International Liaison Office.
To people on campus, the most visible
connection would be the numbers of Asian
exchange students. They hail from the
Phillipines, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Japan and
For the past five years, the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration
has coordinated a CIDA program that
brings graduate students from the People's
Republic of China. Last year, the Management Education Linkage Program sponsored 15 students studying for Master's
and Ph.d. degrees.
The Faculty of Forestry also has Asia-
Pacific connections, most notably with
China. Forest geneticist and tree improvement specialist Dr. Oscar Sziklai has
made numerous trips to China, lecturing
and advising Chinese foresters on a variety of topics.
Dr. Sziklai is currently supervising the
forest genetics operation of the CIDA-
funded Integrated Intensive Forestry Management Project in Lang Xiang province,
northeast China. The project, which integrates all areas of forestry management, is
functioning as a demonstration unit. The
Chinese, concerned about their forest
resources, are making extensive use of
North American expertise. Dr. John
McClean, also of Forestry, is heading up
the pest management segment of the
According to officials involved in the
program, Dr. Sziklai has acquired a reputation for taking complex ideas and communicating them effectively to the Chinese.
Last fall, he was the first non-Chinese
person named to the 70,000-member Chinese Society of Forestry.
Tree specialist
Thirty-three year-old Zhang Weijiong, for
instance, has spent the past two years
studying for his Master's degree in marketing.
Originally from the University of Shanghai,
Mr. Zhang says the concept of marketing
is relatively new in China, as the country
pursues its "open door policy."
"The idea of marketing is different in
China than it is here. In North America, it
is a buyer's market. In China, it is a
seller's market. That's a big difference, but
the basic idea is still the same."
Commerce, in fact, is one of the more
active faculties with Asia-Pacific
connections. Several faculty members have
either visited or delivered lectures at
Chinese universities, and numerous courses
on Chinese business have been offered on
this side of the Pacific.
Last fall. Executive Programs director
Dr. Bruce Fauman led a group of Canadian business people to China to investigate trade and business opportunities. Dr.
Fauman said the two-week trip to Beijing
and Shanghai opened business doors for
the participants that might otherwise
have been closed had they gone
UBC—We're more than just labs and
classrooms. This summer, come and explore
all the attractions UBC has to offer. Browse
through a gallery or museum, enjoy a
game of tennis or a refreshing swim, see a
play, take a garden stroll or indulge
yourself with afternoon tea. Listed below
are some of the attractions and upcoming
events on campus. Make UBC a part of
your summer!
the campus are offered weekdays at 10
a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. by UBC's Community Relations Office. Tour highlights include
the Geology Museum, the Main Library,
the Aquatic Centre, the Rose Garden, the
Asian Centre and more. Special tours for
hospital groups, shut-ins and special needs
groups can be arranged. To book a tour,
call 228-3131.
* See the latest in dairy agriculture at
RESEARCH CENTRE. Free group tours
offered weekdays throughout the summer.
For details, call 228-4593.
* Visit TRIUMF, the world's largest cyclotron,
where sub-atomic particles are created
for use in leading edge research and cancer
therapy. Free tours offered twice a day,
Monday through Friday. To book a tour,
call 222-1047.
* At the UBC OBSERVATORY you can
view solar flares, stars, sunspots and see
equipment used to monitor seismographic
activity. For details, call 228-2802.
* UBC's SCHOOL OF MUSIC offers its
annual concert series Music for a Summer's
Evening on seven consecutive Thursdays
from July 2 through Aug. 12. The free
concerts begin at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall
of the Music Building (early arrival is
recommended). For details on UBC music
performances, call 228-3113.
by Lorie Chortyk
* Minerals, fossils, even an 80-million-
year-old Lambeosaurus dinosaur skeleton
are on display at UBC's GEOLOGY
MUSEUM, located in the foyer of the
Geological Sciences Building. An impressive collection of fossils and crystals are on
sale at the Collector's Shop. Museum is
open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call 228-5586 for details.
' A visit to UBC's ASIAN CENTRE is the
next best thing to a trip to the Orient.
Adjacent to the Japanese Nitobe Garden,
this spectacular building is a major Vancouver centre for Asian activities. Upcoming
displays include an exhibition of Japanese
architecture by Fred Thompson (June
1-20); Fibres Forever, an exhibit of Northwest weaving (June 21-27); an exhibition
of Jaj?anese scrolls (June 28-July 15); Visions,
a display of Chinese paintings by Margaret Chinn (July 18-26); and an exhibit of
Pakistani textiles (Aug. 1-31). The Japanese Bell Tower at the entrance to the centre
is a must for photographers. Call 228-2746
for more information.
year-round performances of traditional
and experimental theatre. UBC's summer
stock company will perform four plays
this year: Agatha Christie's Appointment
with Death opens May 27 and runs
through June 6; Loot by Joe Orton runs
June 17-27; Michel Tremblay's Bonjour
La, Bonjour will be staged July 8-18; and
the final show, Barry Broadfoot's Ten
Lost Years, runs July 29 to Aug. 8. For
ticket information, call 228-2678.
* OLDE ENGLISH TEAS are offered
every Sunday afternoon at Cecil Green
Park, a beautiful turn-of-the-century mansion overlooking Georgia Strait. Tea is
served from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Reservations (228-2018) are recommended.
* Take a stroll through UBC's beautiful
Garden, located on Stadium Road, features
many specialized garden areas and a
Garden Shop with unique gift items. The
Japanese Nitobe Garden, located behind
the Asian Centre, is a visitor's delight with
its delicate landscaping and authentic
Japanese teahouse. Call 228-4208 for hours.
* UBC's BOOKSTORE has more than
50,000 volumes to browse through, with
the equivalent of seven specialty bookstores under one roof. There's also a wide
selection of souvenirs, clothing, stationery,
and even microcomputers. Parking is
available right outside the Bookstore on
East Mall. Call 228-4741 for more
* UBC's AQUATIC CENTRE features two
50-metre indoor and outdoor swimming
pools, saunas and steam rooms, a whirlpool and a complete fitness centre. Call
228-4521 for 24-hour pool information.
* Tennis enthusiasts are invited to make
use of the extensive indoor and outdoor
tennis facilities (including grass courts) at
UBC's TENNIS CENTRE. Club memberships, a pro shop and year-round lessons
available. For more information, call
* If you'd like to improve your golf swing,
practise your hockey skills or even brush
up on your fencing moves, the COMMUNITY SPORTS PROGRAM at UBC can
help. UBC offers a wide range of sports
programs for children and adults throughout the summer. Call 228-3688 for details.
Charm of the past, beauty of the present at Cecil
Green House where teas are served Sundays.
CONGREGATION 1987 UBC's sports teams brought home a bagful of medals and honours from national
and international competition this year in
one of the most successful seasons in the
history of the university.
About 500 students play on the more
than 30 men's and women's Thunderbird
teams at UBC, competing against other
institutions both regionally and nationally.
In football, the men's team captured the
1986 Canadian championship title in a
nationally televised game played in
Toronto. Cornerback Mark Norman won
the President's Trophy as the Canadian
university defensive player of the year.
The men's soccer team won their third
national title in as many years and goalie
Brian Kennedy was selected for the top
All-Canadian soccer team for the third
year in a row. Kennedy graduates this
year as UBC's top male athlete.
The women's soccer team did equally
well taking their fourth consecutive title in
Canada West conference play. The Thunderbirds advance to a possible first ever
national championship this fall.
Track and field athlete Joanne Gaspard
had an outstanding season winning her
second national title in the 60-metre hurdles at the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU) championship. She was
named UBC's top woman athlete this
Top team
UBC's rugby team, which traces its
roots to the founding of the university,
won the unofficial North American university championship in February. Team captain Roy Radu will finish off his season
as a member of the national rugby team
representing Canada in the first ever
rugby World Cup in Australia and New
Zealand this summer.
The year's top athletes were Joanne Gaspard and Brian Kennedy.
In Canada West conference play, regional
competition which determines the teams
that will advance to the national
championships, the women's field hockey
team finished second. Two players, Jody
Blaxland and Melanie Slade, were selected
for the top All-Canadian team.
The women's swimming and diving team
won their fourth Canada West title in a
row, but lost to Toronto in the Canadian
championships. And in men's volleyball,
the Thunderbirds had Greg Williscroft and
Phil Boldon selected as All-Canadian
Big Sports
For the first time in several years the
men's hockey team made the Canada West
playoffs. And the men's basketball team
won their first Canada West title since
Thunderbird teams attract top athletes
and UBC coaches encourage the best
athletes to the campus, scouting high school
teams throughout the province during the
year. For some players there is an opportunity to compete overseas. Both the mens
and womens volleyball teams played recently
in lapan, Korea and China, and this
August, UBC's rugby team will tour Scotland and Ireland.
With the 1988 Olympic Games just 18
months away, many coaches and athletes
are already working towards the qualifying events to be held this summer.
New people
"Canadian universities are seen as a seedbed for many of Canada's world class
athletes," says the Dr. Robert Morford,
director of the School of Physical Education and Recreation.
For other students, as well as faculty
and staff, UBC's extensive co-ed intramu-
rals program offers the chance to meet
new people and enjoy sports. More than
14,000 people take part in activities such
as hockey, volleyball, soccer and basketball.
The soccer league alone has 160 teams.
"Intramurals sports are in such demand
that we simply can't access enough space
for all the programs," says Dr. Morford.
"The gyms are in full operation from
8 a.m. to midnight throughout the school
by Jo Moss
by David Morion
Biomedical Communications Director Ian
Cameron is standing in front of a television camera in the basement of UBC's
Instructional Resource Centre. The floor
director points a finger at him, signalling
that he is now "on the air."
Mr. Cameron has been in front of a
camera many times, but right now he's
nervous. At this instant, his image is being
carried via a complicated satellite/
microwave link to a television screen in
front of 250 medical doctors at Jinan
University, 60 miles northwest of Hong
Kong in China.
The Chinese audience is about to view a
video tape of two specialized surgical
procedures conducted by doctors at UBC's
Acute Care Hospital, a heart operation
and a knee operation. And at another
camera in the Biomedical Communications studio is a group of dignitaries waiting to deliver a few words of introduction.
For once in Mr. Cameron's career, his
mind goes blank. All he can think of to
say is, "Hello, China!"
He is soon able to breathe a sigh of
relief as the live telecast proceeds without a
hitch. The video tape proceeds as planned,
When it is over, the Chinese doctors asjc a
few questions of the UBC surgeons and
the telecast is finished.
That was back in November 1985. It
was the first time such a link had been
made successfully anywhere in the world,
and it was another feather in the caj> of
UBC's Biomedical Communications.
Bronze medal
Awards come frequently to this department,
which serves as a vital audio/visual unit
meeting the enormous communications
needs of the Faculty of Medicine.
Photography, film and video production,
medical illustration, graphic design and
coordination of special communication
needs are among the services this unit is
capable of delivering.
Last fall, a segment of the department's
video series on epilepsy won a bronze
medal in a Brussels film festival. Medical
illustrator, Bruce Stewart, head of the
department's art division is one of the
top illustrators in North America. And
medical photographers Fred Herzog and
Peter Thomas have received awards for
their private work as well as for their
work at Biomedical Communications.
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Between the Faculty ot Medicine's four
Lower Mainland teaching hospitals and
the department's UBC office, there are 54
photographers, television and audio-visual
technicians, illustrators and production
and: support people. They work on an
"on-cafl" basis with university and hospital
staff, whether it's taking a photograph of
a surgical procedure or the production of
an instructional video for breast cancer
By Mr. Cameron's own estimate, the
department produces 60 per cent of the all
university's audio/visual aids.
"The medical profession has an enormous
need to communicate information, because
its resources and expertise are spread out
across the country and province," Mr.
Cameron explains. "Every medical test or
diagnosis produces some form of visual
output, whether it's a chart, a picture, a
graph, or an x-ray. It is our role to find a
quick, efficient means of transmitting this
UBC's Acute Care Hospital is wired with
seven-and-a-half miles of television cable
to make this instant communication a
For example, a surgeon, in the middle of
an operation, could receive an instantaneous opinion from a pathologist on a
tissue sample extracted during the surgery.
Through the hospital's closed circuit television network, the surgeon and pathologist could carry out their consultation,
from the lab to the operating room, using
transmitted images of the tissue sample.
Biomedical Communications has also
pioneered new techniques allowing consultation between the doctor and patient over
large distances. In 1981, the department
established "slow scan" techniques For
genetic counselling.
Slow scan is an incomplete form of
television transmission that makes use of
relatively inexpensive telephone lines,
rather than cable or microwave connections.
Full two-way audio communication is
carried out, while still-images of the patient
are transmitted to the physician at intervals of 17 seconds. This allows the physician to monitor the patient's body movements as a means of guaging their reactions
to the consultation. Slow scan has since
been used in psychiatric consultation as
1 Mr. Cameron says his department's long-
range plan is to link all hospitals and
teaching facilities in the province to create
one large medical communications network.
"There is a great need for this kind of a
network," he explains. "When doctors come
to Vancouver for meetings, for instance,
not only does it cost them a lot in travel
expenses, it takes them away from their
jobs. You have to attach a dollar value to
that as well.
"If they could have their meeting via
television link, it would save vast amounts
of money."
He adds that province-wide diagnostic
services could be improved, as well as
providing new channels for patient and
public health education.
Already, work is in progress with B.C.
Tel to link existing regional networks.
Tentatively called the "Health Network,"
Mr. Cameron says the project is about five
years away from completion.
On camera, Ian Cameron, director of Biomedical
UBC REPORTS, May 27,1987 Garden
Resourceful Faculty
Carver Bernard Kerrigan
The flowers are blooming in UBC's
newest garden—just in time (or the dedication ceremony. Three months ago the
only features on the site were mud and
bricks. Now, thanks to the work of many
volunteers, phase one of the Neville Scarfe
Children's Garden is complete.
On Thursday, May 28 the garden will be
officially opened and everyone is invited
to attend. Refreshments will be served at
2:30 p.m. and visitors will have the
opportunity to wander through the garden
before the dedication ceremony which
begins at 3 p.m.
Many of the groups and individuals,
both trom the university and from the
community, who helped make the garden
a reality will be present. Hundreds of
volunteers pitched in to plan, design and
build the garden, raise funds, lend professional advice or moral support, and
donate materials of every kind.
At 3:30 p.m., a cedar mural carved by
Bernard Kerrigan, a graduating student of
the Native Indian Teacher Education
Program, will be dedicated by Chief Simon
Baker of the Capilano band. The mural
will be a permanent fixture in the wilderness section of the garden which features
native B.C. plants and shrubs.
As a joint project of UBC's Faculty of
Education and Landscape Architecture
program, the Neville Scarfe Children's
Garden is designed to be an exploring and
learning environment for children of all
ages. As such, it's a fitting tribute to the
first Dean of Education Neville Scarfe,
who was a firm believer in the value of
children's play.
In addition to providing an outdoor laboratory for children the garden offers a
peaceful retreat for faculty, staff, students
and visitors to campus. Located on the
west side of the Scarfe (Faculty of Education)
Building, the children's garden began as a
project for UBC's Open House and was
supported with a $3,000 graduating class
gift from the Alma Mater Society.
UBC's Landscape Architecture students
took on the work of designing the garden
area as part of their course work. Although
only a handful of students were involved
with the garden through the months of
planning and designing, every one of the
almost 70 students in the Landscape
Architecture program lent a hand in its
Over the next two to three years the
second and third phases of the garden
will be developed. Plans include completing the pond and creek and perhaps
adding features such as birdhouses. swings
and a greenhouse.
World health meeting here
More than 1500 delegates from throughout the world are expected at UBC June
9-13 for a joint meeting of the International Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation and the Canadian
Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
It will be the 30th bienniel conference to
be held by the Council, which is an A-status
organization of UNESCO. The last time
the meeting took place in Canada was
1967, also in Vancouver.
The event is being hosted by Dr. Bob
Morford, director of UBC's School of
Physical Education and Recreation. The
chairperson of the conference, whose
theme is "Towards the 21st Century," is
Sonya Van Niekerk.
Ms. Van Niekerk promises "very flamboyant opening ceremonies," featuring Simon
Fraser University's pipe band and groups
of children performing ethnic dances,
among other things.. Dance will be featured in the last event on the agenda, too.
Seven universities are collaborating to produce the International Dance Spectacular
that will close the conference on Saturday,
lune 13. (Some of UBC's participating
dancers are shown on the cover of this
issue of UBC Reports.)
Between the opening and closing festivities participants will be able to choose
from among 300 sessions in such areas as
fitness, health, sports medicine, physical
education in schools, recreation, dance,
motor learning, sport psychology, administration, facilities, technology, sport science,
coaching, and current research.
The presenters include Nancy Osgood,
who Ms. Van Niekerk says is one of the
most celebrated authors in the field of
fitness and the elderly, and William Hettler
from the University of Wisconsin, "the
foremost speaker in fitness, health and
wellness; we're incredibly lucky to get
Panel discussions and debates will take
place on several topics, including Sport in
Canadian Culture, Fitness and Wellness,
and Ethical Viewpoints on Drug Use in
Workshops and demonstrations will be
offered in many areas, including dance,
weight training, European handball,
juggling, Eskimo games, gymnastics and
water activities.
All sessions are opening to the public at a
cost of $10 per session, or $35 per day.
Further information is available from the
conference office at the School of Physical Education and Recreation, telephone
Among those expected to attend are the
Council's secretary-general, Dr. Carl
Troester, and Alexandru Serpico, first premier vice-president of the International
Olympic Committee. An Olympic forum
will be held daily during the conference,
says Ms. Van Niekerk.
by Jo Moss
As an expert in medical genetics. Dr.
Patricia Baird is often called on by the
media to talk about her work. On one
occasion, as a guest on a local open-line
radio show, it was brought home to her
how a scientist's work can sometimes
have direct and visible benefits.
The topic was pre-natal diagnosis, and, as
Dr. Baird tells the story, she discussed the
importance of older women undergoing a
pre-natal diagnosis during pregnancy to
check for chromosome abnormality. The
next day a 46 year-old listener checked
into the UBC clinic to do just that.
"It turned out there was an abnormality
and that woman would have had a chronically handicapped child," Dr. Baird says.
As it was an unplanned pregnancy, and the
couple already had a family, they chose
to have an abortion.
"As a result of having the test, the
family at least had a choice," says Dr.
Baird. "It was a case of helping a real-life
The expertise of UBC faculty members
is one of the often unrecognized resources
of the university. Many faculty in almost
every department on campus answer calls
from the media on a regular basis. They
may not always be quoted in the newspaper the next day or interviewed on radio
or television, frequently they simply provide the specialized background the
reporter needs to follow the story.
Tax dollar
"Our group ethic is that it is part of the
work as responsible faculty members. It's a
useful and necessary role," says Dr. Baird.
Her sentiments are echoed by others
across campus.
"It's one of the things taxpayers get for
their tax dollar," says Dr. Mark Thompson,
a labor management expert in Commerce
and Business Administration. When a big
story is breaking, his phone rings
constantly. He says the Commerce and
Business Administration faculty is probably one of the busiest on campus in terms
of the number of media calls received.
Political Science professor Dr. Donald
Blake recalls that one of his most exciting
experiences was doing live commentary on
BCTV for the 1986 provincial election.
His worst was during the 1979 provincial
election, when he and other faculty members were asked by a Vancouver newspaper to predict the election results.
"We had cautiously predicted an NDP
victory," Dr. Blake says, "Our comments
were hedged with qualifications, but wher
the newspaper came out those were absent.
It was a Socred victory and we had egg on
our faces."
In addition to calls from reporters, most
departments handle an enormous number
of general information requests from
individuals in the community. "What gets
to us is not as well sorted as it could be,"
says Dr. Harry Smith, professor and head
of Forest Resource Management. Dr. Smith
says it would be impossible to put a
figure on the number of calls to the
department. Any requests for information that cannot be answered are referred
to other university departments, or to
agencies off campus.
Public support
The UBC Community Relations Office
also handles calls from the public and the
media —almost 700 a week. Information
officers have searched out UBC experts in
everything from mosquito breeding to
werewolves. Even a call from an Vancouver newspaper, unabashedly asking for a
Sasquatch expert, was matched with the
appropriate faculty member.
In addition to fielding requests for information relating to their area of research,
UBC faculty are frequently invited to speak
as technical specialists to community and
professional groups and associations, and
businesses and government organizations,
both in Canada and overseas.
Forestry professor Les Reed, for example,
is a specialist in Canadian forest policy, a
topic often in the news. Reed says he
usually has three or more speaking engagements a month, and whether its a community club in Prince George or a state
governors conference in the U.S.A., Reed
is willing to meet their need for an expert.
"I'm interested in public education because
it means public support," says Reed who is
probably UBC's most quoted forestry
Faculty expertise may also be called on
to assist government ministries at the
municipal, regional and national level, or
to testify at court hearings or before government boards.
Health Care and Epidemiology professor,
Dr. Martin Schechter, was recently named
to the AIDS advisory committee to the
provincial government, psychiatry professor Dr. Morton Beiser is chairing a federal
task force on the mental health issues
affecting immigrants, and Les Reed is currently serving on a national advisory
board on science and technology.
Mathematics professor Nathan Divinsky
on the job.
CONGREGATION 1987 Sports Medicine Clinic
by David Morton
It looks like a fast food restaurant in the
middle of a soccer field on the outskirts
of campus. But the unassuming appearance
of UBC's Sports Medicine Clinic is not a
reflection of its international status.
The clinic has been written about in the
likes of Time and Maclean's magazine and
has been the subject of television documentaries.
Its co-directors, Drs. Doug Clement and
Jack Taunton, both graduates of UBC's
medical school, are acknowledged pioneers in the field of sports medicine. Clement,
in fact, was singled out by Influence
magazine as one of the 50 most influential
men in Canada for his work in the field.
The staff of 37 sees an average of 1,000
patients per week, or 40,000 to 50,000 per
year. More than 90 per cent of those
patients are recreational athletes, referred
to the clinic by general practitioners. Elite
athletes, such as Graham Fell, Debbie Brill,
Lynn Williams, Todd Brooker, and Olympic gold medallist Alex Baumann, are seen
on a priority basis . And players from a
variety of Canada's professional sports
teams also use the clinic.
The clinic has also produced a wide
body of research in areas such as stress
fractures and tendinitis, iron-induced anemia in long-distance runners, bicarbonate-
loading and blood content in athlete
Twenty years ago, there was no such
thing as a sports medicine doctor. Clinics,
too, were a long time coming. But, as Dr.
Clement points out, the first advertisements of Participaction Canada in the
early 1970s, comparing the healthy, robust
Swede with the lethargic-looking Canadian,
sparked a nation-wide "fitness revolution."
The Sports Medicine Clinic was established partly in response to the growing
numbers of recreational joggers inspired
by this drive for fitness. Dr. Clement, a
former Olympic runner and silver medallist in the 1954 Commonwealth Games,
pioneered a sports medicine practice in
the late 1960s, because nobody else could
treat the sports injuries that were turning
up at his private practice. When Dr. Taunton
graduated from UBC medical school in
1976, he and Dr. Clement joined together
to create the first sports medicine clinic in
Western Canada, appropriately called the
Terra Nova Sports Medicine Clinic, based
in Richmond, B.C. That became the UBC
Sports Medicine Clinic in 1979.
The opportunity to operate under the
auspices of a university offered them the
academic credibility they were looking for,
as well as the environment to carry out
research and provide specialized treatment
of sports-related injuries.
According to Dr. Clement, sports injuries
have not been adequately dealt with by
the general mainstream of medicine.   "The
most frequent response of a physician to
a patient who runs 120 miles a week and
says his knees are sore is: 'That's fine.
Stop running.'
"That's a very tempting and understandable response, but it doesn't go over well
with the athlete. The motivational pattern of a person involved in exercise isn't
to stop, but simply to find a solution.
"That is the main reason why sports
medicine evolved."
Dr. Clement estimates that over 50 per
cent of the injuries the clinic's staff see
are related to the knees. Another common
injury is stress fractures. Dr. Clement
explains that these injuries occur in any
number of body locations, some less
typical than others. The number of them
that he and his medical staff see, however,
has given the Sports Clinic a significant
expertise in this area.
In 1985, Olympic track star Lynn Williams
sustained two stress fractures on the femur
bones of both legs four months apart.
Under Dr. Clement's care on both occasions,
she was put onto alternate training
regimens —stationary bicycle riding and
running in water. Within six weeks on the
first occasion and three in the second, she
was back on the track, resuming her
regular training program. In August, she
went on to win a gold medal in the
3,000-metre event at the 1985 Commonwealth Games.
Dr. Clement has used the same techniques
on numerous other top athletes.
"Results have been so consistently good
that we now have established that alternate training might be better than running,"
he says.
Dr. Doug Clement (left) and physiotherapist Ron
Mattison with patient Chris Steioart in the Sports
Medicine Clinic.
With the volume of patients and burgeoning medical staff, there has been pressure
to expand the facilities of the Sports
Medicine Clinic. This summer, the floor
space will be doubled from 4,000 to 8,000
sq. ft. And plans are already under way
for a more construction in 1992. That
move will likely involve further expansion in staff and facilities.
The next wave in the fitness revolution,
according to Dr. Clement, will be walking.
Citing an aging North American population, he says there is a growing need to
find lower-impact fitness activities. Walking is the ideal sport.
"Everything out there is pointing to the
fact that walking is right for this segment
of the population. And 1 suppose it is
right," says Dr. Clement.
"Walking is going to explode."
A boost for coal
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by Lorie Chortyk
A new UBC research facility is providing a boost for coal producers in British
Columbia and Alberta.
Ironically, little research has been done
until now on processing techniques for
the fine grade of coal found in these two
provinces, which supply more than 80
per cent of all Canadian coal production.
At the UBC Coal and Mineral Processing Centre, researchers are working to
develop more efficient and economical
coal-processing techniques to give Western
Canadian producers a competitive edge
in world markets.
"The UBC pilot plant is unique in North
America, because it looks at problems of
particular importance to the Western
provinces," says Prof. Janusz Laskowski of
UBC's Mining and Mineral Process Engineering Department. "A lot is known about
processing techniques for the coarse coal
found in other parts of Canada, but there
are still many unanswered questions about
processing techniques for fine coal."
Thermal drying
UBC researchers are working to improve
methods used to "clean" fine coal, which
involves separating the coal from inorganic material. "Because our coal is so fine
and fragile, we have to use an expensive
technique called flotation to separate the
coal from the tailings," says Prof.
Laskowski. "After it has been through the
flotation process the coal must be
"dewatered", which requires costly filtration
and thermal drying techniques. Our goal
is to develop cheaper and less complex
methods of cleaning and dewatering fine
Prof. Laskowski says UBC researchers
are also interested in finding ways to
reduce the ash content of B.C. thermal
"By reducing the impurities in the coal,
we can increase its value as a heat source
and lessen any adverse effects on the
environment. The more we can purify our
product, the more desirable it will be on
the market."
The size of the equipment in the coal
centre is large enough to allow meaningful
research to be carried out without excessive "scaling-up," a process which is often
required when research is moved from
the laboratory to large-scale applications
in industry.
The UBC Coal and Mineral Processing
Centre was built with funds from the
provincial and federal governments. UBC
researchers hope the new pilot plant will
be used extensively for long-term collaborative projects with industry.
UBC REPORTS, May 27,1987 Top students
Among the 4,054 students who graduate
this week are 27 students who finished at
the top of their graduating classes. Listed
below are the names of these students
and their awards. (Students are from Vancouver unless otherwise noted).
Association of Professional Engineers Proficiency Prize (Most outstanding record in
the graduating class of Applied Science):
Neil MacLeod Gunn (Richmond, B.C.).
Helen L. Balfour Prize (Head of the
graduating class in Nursing): Jean Elizabeth Fraser.
British Columbia Recreation and Parks
Association, Professional Development
Branch Prize (Head of the graduating class
in Recreation Education): Heidi Deborah
Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Medal
and Prize (Head of the graduating class in
Education, Elementary): John Paul Milne
(Burnaby, B.C.).
Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Medal
and Prize (Head of the graduating class in
Education, Secondary): Simon Higginson
(Terrace, B.C).
Ruth Cameron Medal for Librarianship
(Head of the graduating class in Library,
Archival and Information Studies): Leonora L. Crema.
College of Dental Surgeons of British
Columbia Gold Medal (Head of the graduating class in Dentistry): Peter George
Dueckman and Russell Lance Naito (shared).
Professor C.F.A. Culling —Bachelor of
Medical Laboratory Science Prize (Greatest
overall academic excellence in the graduating class of the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science degree): Jackie Da Ros
(Dawson Creek, B.C.) and Alison Pontifex
(Delta, B.C.) (shared).
Dr. Brock Fahrni Prize in Occupational
Therapy (Head of the graduating class in
Rehabilitation Medicine, Occupational
Therapy): Tracy Dorin Rempel (Squamish,
Dr. Brock Fahrni Prize in Physiotherapy
(Head of the graduating class in Rehabilitation Medicine, Physiotherapy): Rebecca
Jean Thomas (Kamloops, B.C.).
Governor-General's Gold Medal (Head of
the graduating classes in the Faculties of
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Hamber Medal (Head of the graduating
class in Medicine): Andreas Michael
Kluftinger (Richmond, B.C.).
Horner Prize and Medal for Pharmaceutical Sciences (Head of the graduating class
in Pharmaceutical Sciences): Wendy Lorraine Konkin (Burns Lake, B.C.).
Kiwanis Club Medal (Head of the graduating class in Commerce and Business
Administration): Naomi Miriam Youngson.
Law Society Gold Medal and Prize (Head
of the graduating class in Law): Keith
Edward Walsh Mitchell.
H.R. MacMillan Prize in Forestry (Head of
the graduating class in Forestry): Mark
Winslow Bishop (West Vancouver).
Dr. John Wesley Neill Medal and Prize
(Head of the graduating class in Landscape
Architecture): William Paul Rosenau.
Physical Education and Recreation Faculty
Prize in Physical Education (Head of the
graduating class in Physical Education):
Allison Jeanne Gilbert (Quesnel, B.C.).
Royal Architecture Institute of Canada
Medal (Graduating student with the highest standing in the School of Architecture):
Mary Ann Hager.
Wilfrid Sadler Memorial Gold Medal (Head
of the graduating class in Agricultural
Sciences): John William D. Speirs (Penticton,
Special University Prize (Head of the
graduating class in Special Education):
Susan Diana Lim.
Special University Prize (Head of the
graduating class in Family and Nutritional
Sciences): Jill Elizabeth Shelley (Delta,
Special University Prize (Head of the
graduating class in Fine Arts): Duncan Barr
Gilmore (Qualicum Beach, B.C.).
Special University Prize (Head of the
graduating class in Music): Ana Maria
Ochoa (Medellin, Colombia).
University of B.C. Medal for Arts and
Science (Proficiency in the graduating classes
in the Faculties of Arts and Science): John
Kenneth MacKay (Fairview, Alberta).
Degree for
Rick Hansen
UBC will nav tribute to world-class ath-
UBC will pay tribute to world-class athlete and alumnus Rick Hansen by conferring on him thp hnnorarv rlpurpp of Dortr
lete and alumnus Rick Hansen by conferring on him the honorary degree of Doctor
of Laws in recognition of his "
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:ommunity service —the commitment to
raise funds for spinal cord research.
The date Hansen will receive his degree i:
not yet confirmed.
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"The university is proud of this remarkable young man and his exceptional
talents," says President David Strangway.
"Rick Hansen has set an example for
A champion athlete, Hansen has won
19 international marathons including the
World Wheelchair Championships in
Miami, Horida — four times. He has competed nationally in basketball, volleyball,
tennis and racquetball and has won several
gold medals in national and international
track competition.
The first disabled person to enrol in
UBC's School of Physical Education and
Recreation in 1976, Rick Hansen was the
first to graduate from that school in 1986.
As a coach he has worked with volleyball and basketball teams and aspiring
athletes in youth development camps.
Hansen has given sports demonstrations
at schools, lectured at hospitals and rehabilitation centres and appeared as an ambassador for Canadian wheelchair athletes.
Hansen's two-year wheelchair journey
created world-wide awareness of the potential of disabled people and raised more
than $10 million for spinal cord research,
rehabilitation and wheelchair sports.
Just over two years ago Rick Hansen was given
a sendoffon campus. Here, Rick is pictured on
the eve of his departure when he was presented
with a Special Achievement Award by Buzz
Moore ofthe Athletic office. Noto with his
round-the-world marathon completed. Rick
will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree
from the university.
UBC REPORTS, May 27,1987 It was three days of sunshine and fun-
filled activities for young and old alike.
And when the count was tallied, 150,000
visitors had made their way to the UBC
campus March 6, 7, and 8 for the first
university-wide Open House in 10 years.
There were more than 400 different
activities, displays and events and from the
magic show in the Chemistry building to
the simulated earthquake in Engineering, it
was standing room only. Visitors watched
quail eggs hatch in the Food Sciences
Department, took their gardening questions to Hortline in the Botanical Gardens,
and gazed at the moon through a telescope outside the Astronomy building.
About 200 student guides sporting yellow bibs answered questions, directed
visitors, and gave lively campus tours
aboard buses rented tor the occasion.
Judging from the number of letters and
phone calls to the university from delighted
visitors, as well as enthusiastic comments
from faculty, staff and students, the whole
affair was a rip-roaring success. One
woman who took time to write a letter
echoed the sentiments of many visitors
when she described UBC's Open House as
"the best event since Expo."
Hard pressed
For all visitors, Open House was an
opportunity to find out more about what
happens at the university and what UBC
has to offer the community. Volunteers in
the information tents were deluged with
requests for information about recreation
facilities, theatre productions, non-credit
courses, credit courses, museum programs,
concerts, exhibitions, special lectures and
library access. They were hard pressed to
keep up with the demand on admissions
booklets, brochures such as 38 Great
Ways to use UBC, and copies of the
Community Report, a tabloid describing
what's going on at Canada's second largest
"Open House was part of our on-going
effort to bring the university and community closer together," says UBC President
Dr. David Strangway. "It's a chance for
faculty, staff and students to show how
their research, teaching and community
activities touch the lives of people throughout the province, and a chance for the
public to find out how UBC can serve
Open House, great times! Great people!
The three-day event was planned, coordinated and publicized by the Community
Relations Office. Students, staff and faculty from every department on campus,
as well as alumni, and volunteers from the
community, contributed to its success.
Everyone involved put in extra hours working evenings and weekends to arrange the
exhibits, performances and displays that
made Open House a reality —yet they
had energy left to extend to all visitors a
big welcome.
A gala evening— the Celebrity Alumni
Concert and Auction —featuring cameo
pieces by distinguished alumni and an
auction of eclectic items and experiences
kicked off the Open House weekend. It
raised more than $20,000 towards a
bursary for special needs students.
UBC made a special effort to encourage
groups of high school students to the
campus and an estimated 30,000 teachers
and students from all over B.C. took
advantage of the opportunity for a learning holiday. They came from towns such
as Fort St. lames, Fraser Lake, Comox,
Port Hardy and lnvermere, and for some it
was their first chance to visit a university.
Seven grade 12 students from Clinton
became television stars for a day when
their visit was filmed by CBC Television
for a special one-hour documentary on
UBC's Open House scheduled to air sometime in June.
All three major television stations and
most radio stations and newspapers in
Vancouver, and throughout B.C., covered
Open House events and activities. One
television reporter's comment perhaps best
describes the spirit of the occasion, when
at the end of his broadcast he said, "Thank
you UBC for helping us to understand."
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"We're self-proclaimed ambassadors for
the university campus," says UBC Conference Centre manager, Susanne Nikles.
"To thousands of people a year, we are
the university. We bring them here, we
provide their room and board and we
coordinate their meetings. It's extremely
important that we give more than 100
per cent in performing our jobs."
In early May, the Conference Centre
moved headlong into campus conferences
and providing accommodation for some
141 groups over the summer. For the
servicing staff—an assistant manager, three
conference coordinators and numerous summer students —that translates to a potential of beds for 16,991 delegates and meeting space for 22,010.
Quite a load for a campus office that
functions on 12 staff in the off-season. In
1986, the centre's best year ever, the workhorse staff booked and serviced 194,229
bed nights and grossed $5.3 million dollars,
about double that of previous years. Mrs.
Nikles attributes that largely to Expo, but
is quick to add that the University of
B.C. has some of the best facilities for
campus-oriented conferences in Canada.
"What conference organizers like the best
is that everything is in one place and that
our accommodation is reasonably priced,"
says Mrs. Nikles. "They can have all their
meetings on campus, they can be fed and
even enjoy some small entertainment
all without the concerns of transporting people around the city."
Indeed, where else in the city could a
single room be found in the likes of the
Walter Gage Complex, perhaps overlooking Vancouver's North Shore mountains
and Howe Sound for $26 to $55 in the
summer mon
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"It is a pure pleasure to show UBC to
prospective conference organizers," says
assistant manager for sales and marketing,
Judy Finch. "People are wildly impressed
with the campus. People are invariably
Centre drawsvfeitors
pleased with the Gage residences and the
Instructional Resource Centre. It's the sheer
scope of what we have on campus."
The Conference Centre is a full service
conference coordinating facility aimed
solely at attracting meetings to the campus.
"We handle all aspects of meetings on
campus," says Mrs. Nikles, including
accommodation, booking classrooms and
lecture halls, arranging for meeting
equipment, liaising with UBC's Food Services for catering and, more recently,
conference registration. Off-campus activities,
such as tours or entertainment are left to
conference organizers or downtown professional meeting planners.
Most conference groups are academic in
nature, ranging from as small as 25 to as
large as 6,000, as in the case of the
International Union of Geodesy and
Geophysics, IUGG, which will hold its
annual congress this August at UBC.
While this conference has booked the
entire Gage and Totem residences for
accommodation and, the balance of delegates will be boarding off campus because
their numbers will exceed the centre's 3,000
Planning for conferences of this size is no
small feat. Preparations often begin two
to three years in advance, usually involving Mrs. Finch's sales efforts with the
group making the bid to attract the conference to Vancouver and the university.
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further in advance, such as the International Agronomy Association conference
which will be holding its meeting in July,
1996. The conference centre is also involved
in a bid to bring the 1994 Commonwealth Games to UBC, an event that will
bring some 1,500 international athletes
and 600 officials to the campus for two
"Most of our business comes to us from
people on campus," says Mrs. Finch.
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Tune in to UBC research on your favorite
radio station.
UBC Perspectives is a series of radio
mini-documentaries featuring university
faculty engaged in interesting research.
Produced by the Community Relations
Office, and narrated by scientist Dr. David
Suzuki, the 13-part series of three-minute
programs is distributed to 300 stations
across Canada by Broadcast News of
The series has already garnered a gold
medal in an international competition sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in
Washington, D.C.
You may just catch the last of the second
series this month. Watch out for the next
series scheduled for completion this fall.
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UBC's Library is one of the finest research libraries in North America. Considerable effort is being made to
obtain new public and private support for the library. Rare and priceless books, such as the one pictured here,
can be seen in the Special Collections division. Although housed in the now overcroieded Main Library, the
special collections at the university are considerable and owe much to the support of private donors.
UBC REPORTS, May 27,1987 UBC Calendar
Cancer Research Centre Seminar
Current Developments in the Use of Spheroids
as Models of Tumor Microregions. Dr. James
P. Freyer, Toxicology Group, Life Sciences
Division, Los Alamos Laboratory, Los Alamos,
New Mexico. Free coffee and donuts served. For
more information, call 877-6010. Lecture
Theatre, B.C. Cancer Research Centre, 601 West
10th Avenue, Vancouver. 12:00 noon.
Chemistry Pacific Coast Lectureship
Asymmetric Synthesis and Kinetic Resolution;
Some Concepts and Examples. Professor H.
Kagan, Universite de Paris-Sud, Orsay, Paris.
Room 250, Chemistry Building. 4:00 p.m.
Amnesty International Conference
for Educators
The Movement Towards Global Citizenship:
Teaching for Human Rights. Renate Shearer,
Human Rights Research and Education Centre,
Ottawa; Jack Kehoe, Professor, Faculty of
Education, UBC; also workshops and panel
discussions on curriculum development and on
the rights of students and teachers. Pre-
registration $15. For more information, call
734-5150. Garden Room, Graduate Student
Centre. 9:30 a.m. —5:00 p.m.
French Conversational Program
All-day French conversational program. $60
includes lunch and dinner. For information,
call Language Programs and Services, Centre for
Continuing Education, 222-5227. Room D339,
Buchanan Building. 10 a.m. —10 p.m.
Cancer Research Centre Seminar
Interaction of Ionizing Radiation. Dr. Gabe
Lam, Physics Department, Cancer Control
Agency of B.C. B.C. Cancer Research Centre,
601 W. 10th Ave., Vancouver. 12:00 noon.
The Research Centre Seminar
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
for Long-Term Cardio Pulmonary Support. Dr.
P.G. Ashmore, Head, Pediatric Surgery,
Children's Hospital. Refreshments provided at
3:45 p.m. Room 202, The Research Centre,
950 W.28th Avenue, Vancouver. 4:00 p.m.
Biomembranes Discussion Group
The genetic analysis of membrane protein insertion in Escherichia coli. Dr. Colin Manoil,
Department of Microbiology and Molecular
Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston,
MA. Room 201, Wesbrook Building, UBC. 4:00
Museum of Anthropology Exhibition
The Literary Heritage of Hinduism. Exhibition of sacred Hindu texts discussing the
significance of Spiritual Knowledge. April
2 —November. Museum admission: Adults
$2.50, children, seniors and students $1.
For more information, call 228-5087.
Theatre Gallery, Museum of Anthropology.
Museum of Anthropology Exhibitions
The Hindu Divine. Six independent exhibitions explore some of the many ways in
which abstract concepts of the Absolute
are depicted in Indian life through bronzes,
stone sculptures, popular art and everyday objects. A seventh exhibition discusses
Hindu, Sikh, and Islamic religious expressions in Vancouver. April 2—November.
Museum admission: Adults $2.50, children,
seniors and students $1. For more
information, call 228-5087. Gallery 9,
Museum of Anthropology.
Native Youth Programs
Native Youth Workers present the following illustrated talks and tours: Traditional
Uses of the Cedar Tree; The Potlatch-Past
and Present; Traditional and Contemporary Fishing; and Totem Poles. May through
August. May and June: Sundays; July
and August: Tuesday through Friday. For
more information, call 228-5087, Museum
of Anthropology.
Thinking of Volunteering?
Volunteer Connections is open May
through August to help you find the volunteer position that best suits you. This is a
free service, Monday to Friday 8:30
a.m. —4:30 p.m. in the Student Counselling and Resources Centre, Brock 200. For
information, call 228-4347. For an
appointment, call 228-3811.
Museum of Anthropology Exhibition
The Third Eye. An exhibition featuring
non-destructive scientific techniques used
to yield information beyond the scope of
normal methods of curatorial investigation.
May 19 to September 27. Museum admission: Adults $2.50, children, seniors, students $1. For more information, call
228-5087. Gallery 5, Museum of Anthropology.
Museum of Anthropology Conference
Tradition, Change and Survival. A world
conference on Indigenous People's Education will be held at UBC, including opening ceremonies at the Museum. June 8 — 13.
For information and registration, call
251-4844 (local 30). Museum of Anthropology.
Language Programs
Three-week, non-credit, morning programs in French begin June 9, July 13 and
August 4; all-day immersion programs
begin July 13 and August 4; Three-week,
non-credit, morning programs in Spanish,
Japanese, Mandarin and Cantonese begin
July 7 and July 27. For more information,
call Language Programs and Services, Centre for Continuing Education, at 222-5227.
UBC/SPCA Short Course
Animal Cell Culture. Open to students,
staff and faculty attending any of the
B.C. universities. June 11 and 12. This
course provides a basic level of knowledge for those wishing to learn techniques
of animal cell culture. $55. For registration,
contact the following no later than June
10: Dr. David Mathers, Dept. of Physiology, 2146 Health Sciences Mall, Tel.
Assoc, of Northwest Weavers' Guilds 13th
Biennial Conference
Personal Expressions. A juried show of
weaving and spinning at the Asian Centre at UBC. Thursday, June 25, 10 a.m. —5
p.m.; Friday, June 26, 10 a.m. —5 p.m.;
Saturday, June 27, 10:30 a.m. —1 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Institute of Asian
Research. Free admission.
Assoc, of Northwest Weavers' Guilds 13th
Biennial Conference
Commercial exhibits selling spinning and
weaving equipment and yarns and fibres
in the War Memorial Gym at UBC. Admission $3. Friday, June 26, 10 a.m. —7 p.m;
Saturday June 27, 10 a.m. —1 p.m.
Recreation UBC Summer Hours
The Recreation UBC outdoor rental shop
resumes full-time summer hours beginning
May 1 through September 1. All types of
outdoor equipment may be rented for
reasonable prices. Open daily 7:30
a.m. —3:30 p.m. except Sunday. Located in
the dispensary of the War Memorial
Gym. For more information, call 228-3515
or 228-3996.
Free Guided Campus Tours
Bring your friends, visitors, community,
school or civic group to UBC for a
walking tour of the campus. Every Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m.
and 3 p.m., groups will have the opportunity to see and learn about the UBC
campus:- everything from the unique Sedgewick underground library to the Rose
Garden and more. Tours last approximately 2 hours in the morning and 11/2
hours in the afternoon. To book a tour,
call the Community Relations Office at
Botanical & Nitobe Memorial Gardens
The Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden will be open daily 10:00
a.m. —8:00 p.m. Free admission Wednesdays. For information, call 228-4208.
Haida Houses Project
Northwest Coast artist, Norman Tait and
a team of five carvers are turning a 29.5
ton, 20 metre-long log into a Nishga
cargo canoe—the first of its kind in over
100 years. It will be paddled down the
west coast to California, tracing the ancient
abalone trading routes. For further
information, call 228-5087. Haida Houses,
Museum of Anthropology. Continues
throughout the summer.
Counselling Psychology Research Participants Required
Participants between the ages of 18-25 arc-
required for a research project associated
with the Department of Counselling
Psychology. The project examines the ways
in which parents have attempted to influence young adults regarding their occupation,
career and life plan. Participants willing
to complete a questionnaire requiring
approximately 1-1/2 hours will be paid
$10 and $20 for a two hour interview. For
more information, call Dr. Richard Young
at 228-6380.
Summer Sun, Fun and Fitness
UBC Leisure Pursuits Instructional Program. Outdoor aerobics, weather permitting,
Monday to Friday 12 — 12:40 p.m. Call
228-3996 for location, or if you would like
to see classes offered at other times.
Aerobics to music —in UBC's newest
weightroom, basement War Memorial
Gym. Monday to Friday 1 —1:40 p.m.
Weightroom is open Monday to Thursday 12 — 7:45 p.m. and Friday 12—5:45
p.m. Expert and helpful supervision on
location. $2 drop-in charge for all activities,
summer passes available. For more information about classes, other activities and
outdoor equipment rentals, call 228-3996.
Reach-out Program
Volunteers needed for the Reach-out
Program. Become Vancouver correspondents for the international students who
will be studying at UBC in 1987. For
more information, call UBC International
House 228-5021.
Fathers Wanted
Fathers of children between the ages of 3
and 8 are required for a research project
associated with the Department of Psychology of the University of British Columbia.
The project involves evaluating a program
that teaches parenting skills. Approximately 50 minutes are required and $5 will
be paid for your participation. For additional information, contact Susan Cross,
Clinical Psychology, UBC, 321-4346.
UBC Reports is published every second
Thursday by UBC Community Relations,
6326 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C.
V6T1W5, Telephone 228-3131.
Editor-in-Chief: Margaret Nevin
Editor: Jerri Lee
Contributors: Jo Moss, Lorie Chortyk,
Bunny Wright, David Morton


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