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 Volume 27, Number 23
December 9,1981
If you think you've seen this photo before, you could be right. It ran on the front page of UBC Reports on Oct. 8, 1980, and
has just been selected as the best photograph of 1980 that appeared in any publication put out by members of the
International Association of Business Communicators, B.C. division. It was taken byfim Banham, contributing editor to
UBC Reports and acting head of Information Services, during Tennessee Williams' visit to UBC.
Sawdust will make the gas go further
Canadians are one step closer to
driving their cars with the help of
sawdust as a result of a biotechnical
breakthrough at UBC.
A team of molecular geneticists has
cloned a gene for an enzyme which
will convert renewable waste products
such as sawdust and straw into the
sugar glucose. Alcohol produced by
fermentation of glucose can already be
blended with gasoline at a rate of one
part alcohol to nine parts gasoline for
use in conventional cars.
Other fermentation products from
sawdust can easily be used in plastics
to replace dwindling oil supplies.
Environment Canada estimates that
Canada could consume about 1400
million gallons of alcohol for
automobile fuel alone this year and
three times that amount by the turn of
the century. Canada produces enough
renewable waste products to
manufacture 10 billion gallons of fuel
a year.
"There are enzymes in nature that
convert the cellulose in sawdust and
other products to glucose," said team
member I*rof. Robert Miller of UBCs
microbiology department. Other team
members were Profs. Douglas Kilburn
and Tony Warren and graduate
student Daniel Whittle.
"But the enzymes, called cdlulases,
are produced too slowly at the
moment to be commercially usable.
So, we cloned a gene .for cellulase.
"We developed a method for
identifying the right gene out of
thousands possible and have now
isolated it in a form which produces
active cellulase. This means we can
use established tricks for increasing
enzyme production hundreds of times,
at least," Prof. Miller said.
"There are several years of work
ahead before the process can be
applied commercially. But we had a
champagne party when the first clone
was obtained. Without the cloned
DNA you have nothing to work with.
That's the first major step."
Also working on the next series of
problems are research associate Dr.
Neil Gilkes, Prof. Barry McBride,
graduate student Nancy Vondette and
technician Val Ruffles.
Many closures over Christmas
For all those devoted members of
the University community who will be
spending their Christmas holidays on
campus, here's a run-down on what is
open at UBC during the Christmas
The Bus Stop Coffee Shop, the Barn
Coffee Shop and the IRC Snack Bar
close on Dec. 22. The Bus Stop Coffee
shop re-opens on Dec. 29 and the
others remain closed until Jan. 4. The
Student Union Building cafeteria will
remain open until Dec. 24 and will reopen Jan. 4. Buchanan, Education
and Ponderosa snack bars close Dec.
11 until the new year, and the
Auditorium Snack Bar closes Dec. 18
until the new year.
The Aquatic Centre will be open
from noon to 6 p.m. and from 7 to 10
p.m. daily during the Christmas
season, but will be closed Dec. 24, 25,
and New Year's Day. Normal hours
will resume in January.
Gym facilities in the Osborne Centre
and the War Memorial Gymnasium
will be open the following hours: Dec.
14 to 18 — 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Dec. 19
and 20 — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Dec. 21
and 22-8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Dec. 23
and 24 — 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
facilities will be closed Dec. 25 to 28;
open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Dec.
29 through 31. The Armory will be
closed because of examinations.
The Museum of Anthropology will
keep its regular hours during the
holidays, but will be closed on
Christmas Day and Dec. 26.
Changes in Faculty Club hours are
as follows: the club will close at 3 p.m.
on Dec. 24 and 31, and will be closed
Dec. 25, 26, 27 and 28.
A surprise move Tuesday (Dec. 8)
by the provincial ministry of labor
ended any possibility of job action
during the Christmas exams by UBC
teaching assistants.
A mediator was appointed by the
ministry, without prior consultation
with either side in the dispute. There
was no request for a mediator by
either the Teaching Assistants' Unipn
or the University.
Negotiations now will be re-opened,
with the mediator assisting. If the two
sides still fail to reach agreement on a
new contract, job action will not be
legal until the mediator officially
reports out.
Until yesterday's unilateral move by
the government, members of the
Teaching Assistants' Union (CUPE
local 2278) had planned to vote
tomorrow (Dec. 10) on a contract offer
and possibly on a motion calling for a
one-day strike during the Christmas
exam period.
Union president Jonathan Katz said
tomorrow's meeting would still be held
and the University offer would go to a
vote. He said the offer was not
acceptable, and said the University
position appeared to be "well take a
strike rather than give you anything."
However, with the intervention of
the labor ministry, Mr. Katz said the
agenda for tomorrow's union meeting
would have to be reconsidered.
■   "Well vote on the contract offer,"
he said, "but what other motions
might be put forward haven't been
determined yet."
These were the developments last
week in the protracted contract
negotiations between the TAs and the
On Thursday, Dec. 3, the teaching
assistants were asked the question "Are
you in favor of a strike?" in a vote
supervised by the provincial Labor
Relations Board.
All one thousand teaching assistants
were eligible to vote, whether they
were members of the union or not.
There were 388 valid ballots, with the
'yes' vote gaining a majority, 58.5 per
cent to 41.5 per cent.
The following day, Friday, in a daylong negotiating session, the University
placed a wage increase offer of 15 per
cent on the table, up from an earlier
offer of 14.2 per cent.
Please turn to page 2
deans are
Grave concern about the impact of
seriously declining budgets on
agriculture and veterinary education
and research in Canada was expressed
at a meeting of deans of Agriculture
and Veterinary Medicine, held
recently in Quebec.
Dean Warren Kins of UBC's Faculty
of Agricultural Sciences said his
faculty is facing a serious shortage of
teaching staff. ""Graduates in
agricultural sciences are being quickly
absorbed into the production,
marketing and environmental sectors
of the industry. We just can't match
the salaries being offered by businesses -
and government agencies."
Dean Kills added that the University
would have difficulty filling vacant
positions within die faculty even if
money were available to hire new
staff. "It is extremely difficult to find
qualified agricultural scientists to
teach in North America, since fewer
and fewer graduates are going on to
post-graduate: study. There are so
many avenues open to agriculture
graduates when they finish their
baccalaureate program that they can
pick and choose where they wish to
Dean Kins said that it was essential
to encourage graduates to consider
returning to university for postgraduate study. ""Without qualified
academics in agricultural sciences, at
UBC or other post-secondary
institutions in Canada, it will be
impossible to meet the manpower and
research needs of Canada's
multihilHop-dollar agriculture and
food industry-
Top scholarship winners for 1981 are, left to right, Michael McCann, Susan Oliver and James Longman.
Top scholarship winners named
The 1981 winners of three top UBC
scholarships awarded for a
combination of academic excellence
and involvement in UBC and
community service came from UBC's
Faculties of Applied Science and
The $3,000 Sherwood Lett
Memorial Scholarship, which is named
for a former UBC chancellor and
Chief Justice of B.C., was awarded to
second-year medicine student Michael
The $2,000 Amy Sauder
Scholarship, which is made possible by
a bequest from the late Amy E.
continued from page 1
The UBC offer would mean a
sessional payment of $5,880 for a top-
level teaching assistant, or $15.31 an
hour, retroactive to Sept. 1. The
stipend as of Sept. 1, 1982, would rise
to $6,645 for the session, or $17.30 an
hour. A "working year' for teaching
assistants is 384 hours over eight
For category two assistants the
figures are $5,660 or $14.73 an hour
this year, $6,395 or $16.65 next year.
Undergraduate teaching assistants
would leuewe $2,840 this year, or
$7.39 an hour. Nfext year it would be
$3,210, or $8.35 an hour. For
markers, the wvaonal payment this
year would be $2,720, or $7.08 an
hour. For the "82 "83 session it would
be $3,075. or $8 an hour.
The University offer of 15 per cent
matched increases negotiated by other
campus nniom this year, and is the
same as the increase given to the nonunion Association of Administrative
and Professional Staff (AAPS).   -
Mr. Katz said the latest UBC offer
was "not significantly different from
that already termed.""
He said the union was disappointed
that even after an affirmative strike
vote, the University had refused to
The union president said union
security was aba a key-issue in the
dispute. He said both sides agreed that
union membership would be optional,
with the option to be exercised within
30 days of employment, but there were
differences on wording.
Here is the University's proposed
- wording of the union security clause:
"Membership in the union shall be
optional for any employee. Every
employee must exercise an option
within 30 days of the ratification date
or employment date, whichever is
later, by either joining the union or
completing an authorized membership
exemption card and depositing it with
the union, with a copy to the
employer. An authorization card may.
be obtained from either the union or
the employing department when
completing the dues check-off form."
(AU those eligible for membership in
the union must pay union dues,
whether they join the union or not.)
The union position is that those
failing to join the union or sign an
opring-out card within the 30 days
should either be fired or told they
must join the union. Mr. Katz said
there also is concern that new teaching
assistants would be given exemption
cards to sign before they could be
approached by the union.
Bob Grant, director of employee
relations, disagreed. He said the
University provides space in
registration areas each September to
make it easier for union
representatives to meet new teaching
assistants. Further, following the
induction/orientation meetings held
with new employees, a union
representative has the opportunity to
meet with the group.
Mr. Grant said he believed the
union had accepted the University's
response to concern about markers.
"We have advised them that
markers whose assignments involve
judgement marking, calling for the
marker to make a qualitative
assessment of the student's answer and
feedback contact with the student; will
be appointed as teaching assistants.
We agreed that the marker
classification would be restricted to
appointments where marking is of the
key type and student contact is not
Mr. Grant said the salary scale
proposed by UBC recognizes the
increase in the cost of living and
compares favorably with increases
granted by other universities.
"Further, the hourly rates show up
quite favorably with those rates paid
for sessional lecturers and senior
technicians in the laboratories," he
Sauder and by contributions from the
Sauder Foundation, was won by a
fourth-year chemical engineering
student, James Langman, and the
$1,500 Harry Logan Scholarship,
named for a former head of UBC's
classics department, was awarded to
Susan Oliver, who is enrolled in
rehabilitation medicine.
Michael McCann graduated from
UBC's Faculty of Science with a first-
class standing in honors biochemistry
in 1980 and entered the Faculty of
He was involved in student
government during his years of
undergraduate study as athletic coordinator and later .as president of the
Science Undergraduate Society. He
served on the Student Council as an
alternative representative of the
Faculty of Science..He was elected
president of the first-year class in
Medicine, and now is a member of the
UBC Senate representing the medicine
Susan Oliver is in her final year of
rehab medicine. She graduated from
UBC in 1979 with a Bachelor of
Physical Education degree, and plans
to combine her two areas of study by
doing post-graduate study in exercise-
physiology and sports medicine.
Ms. Oliver has been actively
involved in sports teaching programs,
particularly tennis, for the Vancouver
Parks Board and recreational
departments throughout the Lower
Mainland and has taken part in
competitive volleyball and field
James Langman is a fourth-year
chemical engineering student. He has
been involved in intra-mural
basketball, football and soccer, and
was vice-president of the Chemical
Engineers Club last year. He plans to
return to university for post-graduate
study in engineering. UBC Reports December 9, 1981
New hiring policy not based on fact: Kenny
The recent dramatic change in
federal immigration policy for the
appointment of foreign academics to
faculty posts at Canadian universities
is based on a faulty rationale,
according to UBC's president. Dr.
Douglas Kenny.
The new policy, announced earlier
this year by Employment and
Immigration Minister Lloyd Axworthy,
requires institutions to advertise first
for Canadians only, before any foreign
applicants can be considered for
faculty positions.
"As I understand the minister's
rationale," President Kenny said, "the
policy is designed to ensure that
qualified Canadians receive fair and
equitable consideration in the filling of
Prof. L.D.  "Laurie" Hall has been
awarded the Barringer Research
Award from the Canadian
Spectroscopy Association at its annual
meeting in Ottawa.
Prof. Hall of the chemistry
department is an expert on nuclear
magnetic resonance spectroscopy, a
technique used to analyze the structure
of molecules. He is one of a handful of
scientists now applying NMR
spectroscopy to the study of human
McLean's BoG term
extended 3 years
David McLean, one of eight
government appointees to the UBC
Board of Governors, has been
reappointed for a three-year term.
Mr. McLean was first named to the
Board in November of 1980, replacing
Alan Eyre when Mr. Eyre was
appointed to the Universities Council
of B.C.
In addition to the eight government
appointees, the 15-person Board has
two student members, two faculty
representatives, one member from
UBC non-faculty staff, and the
President and the Chancellor.
Mr. McLean's new term runs to
Oct. 28, 1984.
university teaching positions."
But the president continued, "I have
never seen any evidence that there is
reason to believe that Canadians have
not been given fair and equitable
consideration as the result of
recruitment policies at Canadian
universities. I would be interested in
seeing the hard data to justify this
dramatic change in immigration
President Kenny said it had been
UBC's policy to insist that the
Canadian market be thoroughly
searched before any appointment is
"Hence, I cannot accept the
underlying rationale on which the
minister has based this new policy," he
President Kenny went on to say that
he had other reasons for objecting to
the new federal policy.
"First," he said, "it will definitely
slow up the recruitment of urgently
needed faculty in many areas of the
It also negates the important
principle that universities belong to an
international community of scholars
and that only the most outstanding
person should be appointed to the
faculty, the president said.
"Universities," he said, "should have
an overriding insistence on excellence
for all faculty appointments."
A third objection to the new policy
cited by President Kenny centres on an
indication by the federal government
that it might be prepared to exempt
certain areas of the University because
of the shortage of qualified Canadians.
"The inevitable consequence of this
policy would be that only selected
areas within the University are likely to
maintain excellence," President Kenny
President Kenny said he had made
his views on the new policy known to
both the federal and provincial
governments. He said he had urged
the federal government to revert back
to the policy in force previously, a
policy which he said "did ensure that
Canadians were given equitable
consideration in filling faculty
Business schools granted exemption
from 'Canadians first' regulation
The 45 business schools represented
by the Canadian Federation of Deans
of Management and Administrative
Studies have been granted an
exemption from a new government
policy designed to increase the
proportion of Canadians on university
The new policy requires institutions
to advertise first for Canadians only,
before any foreign applicants can be
considered for a faculty position.
However, the business schools —
including the Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration at UBC
— will be able to consider Canadian
and foreign applicants at the same
Dean Peter Lusztig said this will
make "an absolutely enormous
difference" to the UBC commerce
faculty. He said there are close to 300
vacancies in commerce faculties across
the country.
Dean Lusztig said that only about
15 people a year are graduating with
business and commerce doctorates in
Canada, six to eight of them from
UBC. And he noted that eight to 10
doctoral graduates leave every year to
take teaching positions in the U.S.
Dr. Lusztig said he supports the
idea of hiring Canadians, "all things
being equal.
"I feel, however, that hiring a
Canadian who is not the leading
applicant simply because he is a
Canadian, would be doing a disservice
to the University, the student and the
country," Dean Lusztig said.
.   More than 30 members of the
Department of Economics at UBC
expressed a similar view recently by
way of a petition to Employment and
Immigration Minister Lloyd Axworthy.
The petition reads as follows:
The undersigned, all members of
the Department of Economics at the
University of British Columbia, wish to
express their opposition to the policy
governing hiring and immigration of
professors. Legislation and regulations
require government approval of
advertising for faculty from Canada
and from abroad. The effect is that
only if and when it is shown that
Canadians and landed immigrants
cannot meet "qualifications" may
outsiders be seriously considered. The
"qualifications" that can be discussed
between the university and the
government agency must inevitably be
such numerical characteristics as age,
training, degrees, experience, and
pages of writing. If the government
agency believes that a Canadian has
the requisite "qualifications" then no
labor permit will be issued to an
Our opposition stems from our
belief that achieving excellence in
university teaching and research, and
saving able students from being
induced to take.their general,
professional or graduate schooling
elsewhere, are frustrated if nationality
becomes a significant "qualification."
We know that important Canadians
have argued otherwise, both to
introduce Canadian points of view in
teaching and to assure jobs for recent
Canadian graduates. While we
sympathize with these goals, we think
that the current policy changes will
weaken academic departments and
lessen the quality of teaching and
research about the Canadian economy.
Our positions have been in the past
filled by Canadians. In the period of
rapid university growth, this policy has
produced many departments of
exceptional quality, whose members
have loyally worked to produce first-
rate teaching and widely-recognized
research. Students, taxpayers, industry
and the global society of science arid
scholarship have benefitted.
The new immigration policy appears
to have quite different aims. Its
emphasis on the availability of
"qualified" Canadians makes too little
room for selection according to
personal quality, promise or
excellence. Even if not narrowly
administered, it promises eventually to
fill our university laboratories, offices,
classrooms and libraries with faculty of
lesser ability-than those who would be
willing to come.
We look forward to providing you
with a more detailed commentary on
the new immigration system and its
effect on Canadian universities.
The primary purpose of this letter is
simply to let you know that all of us,
whatever our country of birth, oppose
the policy. It frustrates our attempts to
make the best use of the resources that
the provinces and the federal
government have devoted to university
development. It erodes our status as a
world-class centre of research. And it
deprives our students of some of the
first-rate teaching that they and their
parents deserve.
It was signed by (in alphabetical
order): R.C. Allen, G.C. Archibald,
C. Blackorby, J.D. Boyd, P.G.
Bradley, T.A. Cameron, R.M. Clark,
J.G. Cragg, W.E. Diewert, D.J.
Donaldson, R.G. Evans, D.A.
Glassman, G.B. Hainsworth, J.F.
Helliwell, S.P.S. Ho, J.R. Kesselman,
T. Lewis, A. Kotwal, A.M. Moore,
G.R. Munro, K. Nagatani, H.M.
Neary, P.A. Neher, D.G. Paterson,
W.C. Riddell, G. Rosenbluth, W.E.
Schworm, A.D. Scott, R.A. Shearer,
K. Ueda, R.S. Uhler, T.J. Wales and
J. Weymark.
More than 70 per cent of UBC
faculty members are Canadians.
Although business faculties are the
only ones excused to date from the
new regulations, a federal spokesman
said last week that other changes may
Gerry Van Kessel, director of
operational procedures for
Employment and Immigration
Canada, said department officials are
considering whether the rules should
be eased in other high-demand areas
such as computer science and some
types of engineering.
He said officials are consulting with
the Association of Universities and
Colleges of Canada. UBC Reports December 9, 1981
Ed Puis
steps up
at FC
Ed Puis has been appointed
manager of the UBC Faculty Club,
effective Jan. 1, 1982, succeeding
Richard Hansen.
Mr. Puis, associate manager of the
Faculty Club for 10 years, was the
unanimous choice of the selection
committee, which interviewed four of
the 40 persons who applied for the
Ed Puis graduated with honors from
the Advanced School of Hotel
Administration in Heidelberg,
Germany, and served his
apprenticeship in Germany before
moving to Claridges in London in
He came to Vancouver in 1960 and
spent almost seven years with
Canadian Pacific Airlines as a purser.
He was assistant catering manager at
the Georgia Hotel before joining the
Faculty Club in 1971.
Assistant managers of the Faculty
Club are Geoff Tarver and Jim
Ed Puis. . . new manager is no stranger to Faculty Club
'Cancer families' talk to UBC researchers
One of the biggest misconceptions
about cancer patients and their
families is that they don't want to talk
about their situation, says Prof.
Clarissa Green of UBC's School of
Prof. Green is carrying out a
research project that explores how
families cope when one of the adult
partners is diagnosed with cancer.
"Many health care workers tend to
focus all their attention on the cancer
victim and overlook the needs of the
family and the support it can
provide," says Prof. Green. "There has
been a lot of theorizing done about
how families cope with cancer, and
now we're trying to determine how
much of the theory is reality."
Prof. Green and her research
associates interview families four to
eight weeks after surgery and again six
months later. The families, which are
referred to Prof. Green by 19
Vancouver surgeons, participate in the
project on a voluntary basis.
"We make it clear to them that
we're not trying to pry into their
emotional life. We're trying to find
out hpw household responsibilities are
reorganized during the crisis situation
and where families turn to for
personal and community support.
Because there's been so little research
done about what kind of help the
families need, we have no way of
knowing how effective community and
other support services are. I'm hoping
this study will give us some answers —
it's really a matter of the families
teaching us."
Prof. Green adds that although the
interviews aren't directed toward the
family's emotional reactions to the
illness, most families discuss their
feelings openly.
"Many of them have a need to talk.
They're curious about how other-
families are coping. Although the
purpose of the interviews is.to collect
information, they seem to have a
therapeutic effect as well. For some
families, this is the first time the
situation has been openly discussed."
During the interview, family
.members indicate through discussion
who carried out specific household
duties before the illness, and how the
situation has changed.
"The family must give one collective
answer, so a lot of discussion and
compromises take place," says Prof.
Green. "We want to ensure that the
information gathered reflects the views
of the whole family and not just one
member's opinion."
Ten families have been interviewed
so far, and the research group hopes
to talk to about 60 families before they
analyze the information.
"Families don't need to be referred
by a doctor to become involved in the
project," says Prof. Green. "We'd
really like to hear from any family-
who is willing to help us. Our
definition of 'family' is quite broad —
any couple living together, married or
common law is encompassed in our
definition as long as one or both of the
partners has ever been a parent."
Clarissa Green
When the information is gathered,
it will be analyzed by Dr. Mark Starr,
a statistician in the School of Nursing.
"I'm hoping the general information
we collect will trigger off other, more
specific studies," says Prof. Green.
"Already some graduate students have
begun research into specific areas,
such as how elderly couples cope, or
how sex roles are affected when
household duties have to be
rearranged because of illness."
"We're hoping to have some results
by the spring of 1982, and we'll
probably be able to present some
trends at the National Nursing
Research Conference being held in
Victoria in April."
Prof. Green has spent a number of
years working with families who are
facing 'crisis' situations. In addition to
her interest in cancer patients, she has
done specialized work with families
coping with psychiatric illnesses and
families adjusting to the addition of a
child into the household.
Involved in the 'Family Focus'
project with Prof. Green are Barbara
Warren, nurse clinician, Cancer
Control Agency of B.C.; Mary
Adlersberg, head nurse, UBC
Extended Care Unit; Shelley Smith,
nurse interviewer; and Tina Janz and
Sally Thorne, nurse interviewers and
UBC graduate students.
"We would be very interested in
hearing from families coping with a
first diagnosis of cancer, where surgery
has been performed, who would be
willing to help us with our study," says
Prof. Green. "The interview takes one
to two hours and takes place in the
family's home."
Prof. Green and her research
associates can be reached by calling
228-7507. UBC Reports December 9, 1981
Major new exhibition of northwest coast Indian art opened in UBC's Museum of Anthropology on Nov. 24 with an evening
of dancing and music staged by the Hunt family. Exhibit, entitled The Legacy: Continuing Traditions of Northwest Coast
Indian Art, is a travelling exhibition from the B.C. Provincial Museum. It continues until Aug. 31, 1982.
McGill honors UBC chancellor
Hon. J.V. Clyne, UBC's chancellor
for the past four years, was the
recipient of the honorary degree of
Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) at the annual
Founders' Day congregation of McGill
University in Montreal on Nov. 20.
Chancellor Clyne, who was cited for
his contributions to the law, Canadian
industry and universities, also gave the '
congregation address.
Chancellor Clyne, a native of
Vancouver, graduated from UBC in
1923. He was first elected chancellor
in 1978 and again in 1981.
He practised law in Vancouver for
20 years before being elevated to the
bench in .1950 as a justice of the
Supreme Court of B.C. He was
chairman of the board and chief
executive officer of MacMillan Bloedel
from 1957 to 1973 and also served on
a number of royal commissions and in
a number of other capacities,
including chairman of the Canadian
Maritime Commission.
Here are some excerpts from Mr.
Clyne's address:
"Let me say at the outset that I am
deeply honored by being made a
member of the alumni body, honoris
causa, of McGill University. I feel that
honor more deeply because I am the
present Chancellor of the University of
British Columbia. Some of you may
not remember that the University of
British Columbia owes its origin to
McGill University. It was in February
1906 that the legislature of the
Province of British Columbia passed
an act giving McGill the right to
establish colleges within the province
and to offer courses leading to McGill
degrees. Thus was McGill British
Columbia born, giving its first classes
at Vancouver College in the fall of
1906. Later, as a result of petitions
from McGill students in British
Columbia that they should be
permitted to take their final year of
study in Vancouver instead of coming
to Montreal, the University of British
Columbia was created and opened its
doors in September 1915. In effect,
the University of British Columbia was
founded by McGill and in receiving
the degree today, on the 75th
anniversary of the birth of McGill
British Columbia, I, as Chancellor of
the University of British Columbia,
feel that McGill is honoring its
progeny and, as an individual, I am
personally delighted to share in that
"The so-called information
explosion is only a part of the general
technological revolution which is
taking place in all parts of the world.
The changes will be as fundamental as
those caused by the industrial
revolution in the 19th century. It takes
time for these events to become
generally realized but they represent
an irreversible trend in the way
industrialized societies will live.
"We will need more scientists and
engineers and this is already a fact of
life in Canada today. We will also
need more people trained in business
management'. At the same time we
must not neglect the liberal arts
courses at universities. It is riecessary
in our future society to continue to
train people to think creatively and to
exercise critical and philosophic
judgments. We need people with well
developed, intelligent and intellectual
minds to take part in the social and
political life of this country and I hope
that all of you will devote at least
some part of your time in that area.
We have seen too much confrontation
in various parts of our society in recent
years and the time has come to seek
co-operation and to use common
sense. We need people to think and
act for the common good.
"A nation cannot remain strong
when the people who belong to it are
individually weak. The strength of our
society depends upon the individual
who is prepared to work hard and to
think intelligently and to act
independently. I am sure that you
have been given such training at this
university. Whatever you choose to do
now you should do to the utmost of
your ability. By working at full
capacity you will find that you achieve
satisfaction and happiness."
Search on for new librarian
The President's Selection Committee
for a University Librarian is looking
for internal candidates.
Chairperson of the committee is
Dean Peter Larkin, and in a letter to
deans, department heads and
directors, he says nominations would
be welcomed.
"Because of the uncertainty about
the University budget, the committee
is looking for appropriate internal
candidates," Dean Larkin said.
Deadline for nominations is Dec. 31,
this year.
Basil Stuart-Stubbs resigned as
librarian to become head of the School
of Librarianship. Acting librarian is
Douglas Mclnnes.!
On the search commitee with Dean
Larkin are two elected members from
the library, Ms. Ann Turner and Mr.
William Watson; Dr. Charles
Slonecker, head of Anatomy; Dr.
Peter Suedfeld, head of Psychology;
Dr. William Fredeman, acting head of
English; Dr. Wallace Berry, head of
Music; Dr. James Richards, associate
dean of Agricultural Sciences; and
student Mr. S. Henderson.
Prof. Cyril Belshaw of UBC's
Department of Anthropology and
Sociology has been made an honorary
life fellow of the Pacific Science
Association for distinguished service to
the association and for furthering its
Prof. Belshaw is a long-time
member of the association's standing
committee on anthropology and the
social sciences, which he chaired from
1968 to 1976, and took an active role
in organizing the 13th Pacific Science
Congress in 1975. He is also the
author of a number of books on topics
related to the anthropology of the
South Pacific, numerous scientific
articles and reports and documents on
aspects of public affairs.
Prof. J. Keith Brimacombe of
UBC's Department of Metallurgical
Engineering has won the, 1982
Extractive Metallurgy Technology
Award for a paper on "Flow Regimes
in Submerged Gas Injection." The
paper was co-authored by Prof.
Brimacombe and a former UBC
graduate student, E.O.Hofele.
Prof. Robert Miura of the
mathematics department will chair the
16th annual Some Mathematical
Questions in Biology symposium,
which will be held in Washington,
D.C. in January, 1982. The
symposium is being held in
conjunction with the annual meeting
of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science.
Seven faculty members in' the
Department of Oceanography have
received.a total of $278,540 in grants
from the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council through
its Strategic Grants Program. Faculty
members and their research topics are
as follows: Dr. S.E. Calvert, head of
the oceanography department, — the
geochemistry of ferro-manganese
nodules; Prof. R.J. Andersen — the
structure and significance of natural
product organic compounds in the sea;
Prof. W.J. Emery — satellite remote
sensing of the ocean surface; Prof.
P.J. Harrison — the production of
plankton in the Strait of Georgia;
Prof. P.H. LeBlond - the
oceanography of Arctic straits; Prof.
G.S. Pond — measurements of
currents in the Strait of Georgia; and
Prof. R.W. Burling — the
distribution, of mine tailings in local
inlets. UBC Reports December 9, 1981
Continuing education
a 'winner' once more
If The Ubyssey was writing the caption for this photograph, it would probably
say,  "Crazed UBC students threaten to leap from Library parapet unless exams
cancelled. " The truth is that Henry Woolf and Patricia Phillips, who are playing
the roles of Quasimodo and Esmerelda in the current Playhouse Theatre version
of the Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, visited the campus
recently to use the Main Library as a backdrop for a short promotional film
aired on the CBC. The adaptation of the Hugo novel was done by UBC
graduate Dennis Foon and continues at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre until Dec. 19.
New society for hospital
A new organization has been
created to operate the patient care
areas of the campus hospital.
A new UBC Health Sciences Centre
Hospital Society will have an
11-member board which will be
responsible for the patient services part
of the three units making up the
Up until the creation of the society,
the hospital had been the
responsibility of a management
committee which reported to UBC's
Board of Governors.
Under the new agreement the
provincial government will appoint
nine members of the new board of
trustees — three each from among
names submitted by the University, the
Minister of Health and the Minister of
Universities; Science and
The president of UBC or his
designate and the chairman of the
hospital's medical staff are ex-officio
members of the board for a total of
UBC will retain responsibility for
the teaching and research areas of the
hospital, or about 35 per cent of the
total of 720,790 square feet making up
the 240-bed acute care unit, 300-bed
extended care unit and 60-bed
psychiatric unit.
The Student Health Service in the
Acute Care Unit will remain under the
control of UBC.
British Columbians wanting to
increase their knowledge have pushed
registrations in continuing education
programs of the University of B.C.
near the 100,000 mark for the second
straight year.
UBC's annual report on continuing
education shows that registrations
totalled 94,278 for the 12 months to
Aug. 31. More than 47,000
registrations were for "off campus"
programs — everything from sheep
breeding in Abbotsford to a Vernon
program on the medical aspects of
winter sports.
Although continuing education
programs are offered by most faculties
at UBC, the Centre for Continuing
Education is the major vehicle for
taking programs and services to the
public at large.
In addition to administering a
growing correspondence program, the
Centre offers a broadly-based, year-
round series of activities, including a
free summer program for senior
citizens and certificate credit programs
in criminology and early childhood
A new undertaking this year was the
start of a second language program for
retired people, financed by a grant
from the federal government. Two
courses were given in French and
Spanish, at the beginner level. In the
summer of 1982 it is expected that a
total of six courses will be offered —
in English, French and Spanish.
The language courses were among
37 courses offered this year in the
summer program'for seniors, which
attracted more than 800 retired people
from all parts of the province. All of
the one-week and two-week courses
were free, and the out-of-towners
stayed at a student residence on
campus for $11 a night.
Centre director Jindra Kulich said
UBC's continuing education program
is the most extensive in Canada,
ranking in programs scope with such
major United States universities as
Minnesota, Wisconsin, UCLA and
Total registrants for courses and
programs offered by the Centre in
1980-81 were 53,029, an increase of
just over 500 from the previous year.
In addition to the Centre for
Continuing Education, the Division of
Continuing Education in the Health
Sciences offered programs across the
province to almost 11,000 doctors,
dentists, nurses, pharmacists and
Almost 10,000 enrolled in
professional programs offered by the
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration, and more than 7,000
teachers from almost every school
district in B.C. took advantage of
credit and non-credit offerings of the
Faculty of Education.
UBC's School of Social Work drew
almost 500 to continuing education
courses, the Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences attracted 1,428 to courses and
seminars in such centres as Kamloops,
Williams Lake, McBride, Vanderhoof,
Langley and Cranbrook, and there
were 507 registrants for continuing
education in the Faculty of Forestry.
Bowl plus national
honors for 'Birds
The UBC Thunderbirds closed out
their football season in spectacular
fashion Nov. 28, whipping the Simon
Fraser University Clansmen 33-1 in the
annual United Way Shrum Bowl at
Empire Stadium.
Earlier that week, two of three
Thunderbirds nominated for national
awards won them and the third placed
second in the balloting.
Running back Glenn Steele was
named top freshman player in
Canada, and linebacker Mike Emery
was chosen as the top defensive player.
UBC's Jason Riley was runner-up for
lineman of the year honors.
All three UBC players were named
to the All Canadian team.
Dr. Yul Y. Park, centre, director of the Korean Development Institute, recently visited UBC to discuss Canadian-Korean
economic relations with Prof. Terry McGee, director of UBC's Institute of Asian Research, left, and UBC economics
professor, Dr. Sam Ho. UBC Reports
9. IMI
No fat in UBC budget, Kenny tells forum
Talk of fat in the University of
B.C.'s budget is "sheer rubbish,"
according to President Douglas Kenny.
"I don't know where the fat was in
the UBC budget and I don't know
where it is now," the president told
about 50 students and alumni who
. took part in a UBC Alumni
Association-sponsored forum on
financial retrenchment at Cecil Green
Park on Nov. 26.
The president made his remarks
following statements by a number of
forum participants who claimed that
one of the public perceptions of the
University was that there was
"considerable fat in the UBC budget."
"The University," the president said,
"has not had enough money to do the
job that it wants to do. UBC expanded
rapidly after the war on limited
resources, and the result is that the fat
was never there."
(Following the meeting, President
Kenny told UBC Reports that post-war
expansion by the University into many
professional areas such as medicine,
law and pharmaceutical sciences had
been accomplished on what he termed
"shoestring budgets." He added that
many academic activities remain
"substantially underfunded, which
makes it very difficult to accomplish
all the University's goals and
Referring to accusations made at
the forum that UBC's financial books
are not available for scrutiny, the
president pointed out that the
University annually publishes detailed
financial statements which have been
audited by the provincial government,
as well, as a document that lists the
salaries paid to faculty members and
Ms. June Lythgoe, acting director of Women Students' Office, hands piece of
birthday cake to Mrs. Sherwood Lett, longtime friend of the office, during party
held on Nov. 27. The occasion marked the 60th anniversary of the office, known
eartier as the Office of the Dean of Women.
Volunteer Fair set for SUB
Speakeasy, the Student Counselling
and Resources Centre and the
Vancouver Volunteer Centre's Youth
Involvement Program is sponsoring a
Volunteer Fair on Jan. 11 in the lobby
of the Student Union Building.
Twenty-five organizations from the
Vancouver area will be setting up
information booths, with printed
materials, special equipment and
audio-visual presentations, to give
prospective volunteers an idea about
what kind of work each organization
Cheryl Brown of the Student
Counselling and Resources Centre says
university students are becoming
increasingly aware of the importance
of volunteer work in their academic
and personal development.
"Volunteer work can help students
with career decisions, and help them
obtain work experience in their field.
A lot of instructors are encouraging
their students to take volunteer
placements as a practical supplement
to their course material.
"The Volunteer Fair will give
students, faculty and staff an
opportunity to explore various
volunteer alternatives and establish
agency contacts."
If you'd like more information
about the fair, you can contact Mary
McCullum, Speakeasy (228-3777),
Cheryl Brown, Student Counselling
and Resources (228-5395) or Peggy
Mersereau, Vancouver Volunteer
Centre (731-6168).
employed staff and the amounts paid
to companies which supply goods and
services to the University. (The latter
document is for sale in the University
"I can't think of a bigger operation
that lives in a goldfish bowl," the
president told the forum.
A participant in the forum was
William Keenleyside, a member of the
Senate budget committee who is sitting
on the advisory committee on financial
retrenchment established by President
•Kenny "to consider the entire
spectrum of the University's programs
and operations and advise the
president on how best to preserve the
quality of education at UBC in view of
an expected annualized shortfall."
Mr. Keenleyside told the forum that
the 13-member committee was made
up of "informed, able, concerned
people who have the best interests of
the University at heart" and who were
"concerned about quality as well as
The University, he said, "is under
pressure to look for internal
economies. . . and behind it is the voice
of the taxpayer."
Later in the meeting, responding to
a statement by Chris Niwinski, a
student member of the Board of
Governors who said the surest road to
mediocrity at UBC would be uniform,
across-the-board cuts in faculty
budgets, Mr. Keenleyside said he
could not detect a mood for such a
course of action in the retrenchment
He added that it appeared some
areas of the University would be less
hard hit than others, but "all areas
will have to make contributions to
NITEP gets $200,000
from Donner Foundation
The Donner Canadian Foundation
has approved a grant of $200,000 to
the University of B.C.'s Native Indian
Teacher Education Program.
Half of the grant has already been
received by UBC and the remainder
will go to NITEP for the 1982 83
academic year.
Prof. Verna Kirkness, NITEP
Supervisor, said much of the grant will
be used toward program expansion
related to the new NITEP centres in
Prince George and Vancouver East.
The program started in 1974 and
the first graduates received then-
Bachelor of Education degrees during
UBC's spring congregation in 1978.
NITEP now has graduated 38 degree
students, and another-17 are teaching
with educational certificates after
completing three years of the four-year
degree program.
Prior to the start of NITEP, there
were only 26 native Indians teaching
in British Columbia, and only three of
the 26 had degrees.
All of the NITEP students are
Native Indians, either status or non-
Status, who will graduate from the
program qualified to teach in any
elementary school in the province.
"We are educating Native Indians
to be fully qualified teachers, at the
request of Indian parents and Indian
communities,** says Prof. Kirkness.
"Our teachers will have the kind of
preparation' needed to work with
Native Indian children or in multicultural situations."
The NITEP students spend two
years in a field centre, gaining '
practical teaching experience and.
taking university-level courses, and
then attend UBC for the third and
fourth years of their degree programs.
There are four NITEP centres this
year, in Prince George, Kamloops,
Vancouver East and North Vancouver.
There are 21 students at the Prince
George Centre, 18 in Vancouver East,
13 in Kamloops and 12 in North
Vancouver. Twenty-eight NITEP
students are doing third and fourth
year on campus this year. In addition,
the NITEP Program is offered on a
part-time basis at Bella Bella and
Williams Lake, enrolling 13 and 24
students respectively.
UBC President Douglas Kenny said
he was "delighted indeed" with the
$200,000 Donner Foundation grant.
"We are most appreciative of the
Foundation's continued support of the
various aspects of our University," Dr.
Kenny said.
Koerner grant
means work
for students
The UBC Museum of Anthropology
has received a grant from the Leon
and Thea Koerner Foundation to hire
students to assist in the documentation
and preservation of a large collection
of pie-Columbian artifacts recently
donated to the museum. The grant
will enable the museum to photograph
and catalogue the collection, and to
assess what conservation work will be
The museum received the 385 pre-
Columbian Peruvian artifacts in May,
1981 from an anonymous donor. The
collection includes metal, ceramic,
wood and stone artifacts, as well as a
group of 77 outstanding textiles.
"We are especially pleased to
acquire these textiles, many of which
have been described by a specialist as
'rare and fine examples'," said
museum director Dr. Michael Ames.
"Pre-Columbian Peruvian textiles are
recognized as some of the finest and
most technically advanced in the
world, therefore this acquisition wiD
add significantly to the museum's
important textile collection."
Mary Frame, a graduate student in
UBCs fine arts department and a
specialist on textiles, will photograph
and catalogue the collection.
Three of the most unusual pieces in
the collection are a rare Paracas
(900-200 B.C.) woven turban, a late
Paracas tassalled band with feline
motif, and a triple woven cloth with
intricate, multicolored humanoid
The textiles will eventually be on
view in the Research Collections
(visible storage) galleries. The rest of
this Peruvian collection will be placed
in visible storage when the cataloguing
and conservation work is completed. UBC Reports December 9, 1981
Calendar Deadlines
Because of the Christmas holidays the deadline
for submission of events for the weeks of Jan. 10
and Jan. 17 has been moved up to 4 p.m. on
Dec. 23. These events will appear in the Jan. 6
issue of UBC Reports. Send notices to
Information Services, 6328 Memorial Rd. (Old
Administration Building). For further.
information, call 228-3131.
International House Children's
Christinas Party.
Advance tickets only .— $.50 for members; $.75
for non-members. For more information, call
228-5021. Upper Lounge, International House.
2:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Lecture.
Developmental Effects of Aneuploidy. Dr. John
Opitz, coordinator, Shodair-Montana Regional
Genetics Program, Shodair Hospital, Helena,
Montana. B Lecture Hall, Heather Pavilion,
VGH. 12 noon.
Academic Womens' Club.
Christmas Buffet. Reservations through Eh-anore
Vaines, home economics, by Dec. 9. Faculty
Club. 12 noon.
Cancer Research Seminar.
Radiobiology at Low Doses of Ionizing
Radiation. Dr. Branko Palcic, Medical
Biophysics Unit, B.C. Cancer Research Centra
Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer Research Centre,
601 W. 10th Ave. 12 noon.
Linguistics Workshop.
Perception Verb Complements in the K.S. !
R.D. DeArmond, Languages, Literature and
Linguistics, SFU. Room 365, Buchanan
Building. 2:30 p.m.
Physiology Seminar.
The Use of Recombinant DNA Techniques in
Studying the Genes Coding for the Blood
Clotting Factors. Dr. Ross MacGillivray.
Biochemistry, UBC. Room 2605, Block A,
Medical Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Forestry Senlinar.
Effects of Harvesting and Slashburning on Site
Nutrient Budgets. Dr. Michael Feller, Forestry,
UBC. Room 166, MacMillan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
A Simple Model of Run-Off Driven Coastal
Circulation. Prof. Paul H. LeBlond,
Oceanography, UBC. Room 1465, Biological
Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Pharmacology Seminar.
Huntington's Chorea Here and Internationally:
An Update. Dr. Thomas L. Perry,
Pharmacology, UBC. Room 114, Block C,
Medical Sciences Building. 12 noon.
Anatomy Seminar.
Autoradiographic Investigation of Estrogen
Receptors in Cultured Rat Ovarian Surface
Epithelial Cells. Anne Adams, Zoology and
Anatomy, UBC. Room 37, Anatomy Building.
12:30 p.m.
Immunology Group Seminar.
Idiotypic Interactions in the Immune Response
to FerVedoxin. Michael Weaver, Biochemistry,
UBC. Room 200, Wesbrook Building. 4 p.m.
Pediatric Grand Rounds.
Rational Use of Serum Drug Levels. Dr. J.M.
Wright, Pharmacology. UBC. B Lecture Hall,
Heather Pavilion, VGH. 9 a.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Hydrocephalus and Anti-Platelet Antibodies.
Dr. Noel Buskard. Fourth Floor Conference
Room, Health Centre for Children, VGH.
1 p.m.
Today's Theatre.
Christmas Show. Admission is $1. For more
information, call 228-9803. 2845 Acadia Rd.,
UBC Campus. 11 a.m.
UBC vs. the Norway Club Team. War Memorial
Gymnasium. 8:30 p.m.
Today's Theatre.
Today's Theatre presents The Bogus Magus
Returns. Admission is $1. For more information,
call 228-9803. 2845 Acadia Rd., UBC Campus.
11 a.m.
Ohira Commemorative Lecture.
Re-evaluating Lafcadio Hearn's Japanese
Writings — A Romantic Lamp or a Mirror of
the Soul? Dr. Sukehiro Hirakawa, Comparative
Literature and Culture, Tokyo University. Room
604, Asian Centre. 2:30 p.m.
Pediatric Grand Rounds.
Replacing Surfactant in the Premature Lung.
Dr. John Smyth, Hospital for Sick Children,
Toronto. B Lecture Hall, Heather Pavilion,
VGH. 9 a.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Big Genes, Little Genes: Some Problems in
Determining Gene Action in Humans. Dr. R.
Ward. Fourth Floor Conference Room, Health
Centre for Children, VGH. 1 p.m.
UBC vs. the University of Saskatchewan.
Cqntinues on Jan. 9. War Memoria!
Gymnasium. 8:30 p.m.
Notices. . .
Botanical Garden Firewood Sale
The Botanical Garden is having a firewood sale
on Monday, Dec.  14 through Friday, Dec.  18 at
the Botanical Carder, workyard (just off the
corner of Stadium Road and SW Marine Drive.)
Firewood is $10 for 1/8 cord: $35 for 1/2 cord:
and $65 for a cord. The sale is limited to UBC
staff members and wood will be sold on a  cash
and carry' basis  -   no phone orders will be
taken. Hours for the sale are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, please call 228 3928.
Lost and Found
The campus Lost and Found is located in Room
164 of Brock Hall. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays;
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; and
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Fridays. For more
information, please call 228-5751.
Chess Tournament
The UBC Chess Club is sponsoring a chess
tournament at UBC, Jan. 1 to 3 in Rooms 421
and 425 of the Henry Angus Building. Two
. sections: top section — over 1800, lower section
- under 1600; 1600 to 1800 and unrated
players may choose. For registration
information, contact the UBC Chess Club, Box
41, Student Union Building, UBC. Or call
Religious Studies Conference
UBC's Department of Religious Studies is
sponsoring a conference, Dec. 15 to 18, with the
theme Consultation on Modernity and Religion.
Speakers include W. Nicholls, J.F. Wilson, R.S.
Ell wood. A.T. Da vies. M. Amon, I. Hexham, S.
Iida, D. Prithipaul, J. Needleman and H.
Smith. Registration is $30. For information, call
Special Collections Display
On display in the Special Collections Division
(top floor, south wing, Main Library) are the
exhibits Wesbrook's Dream for a University of
British Columbia and The Knowledge of Our
Reading, Writing, Study Skills
The Reading, Writing and Study Skills Centre is
once again offering non-credit courses for
students, for those who plan to resume studies,
and for others who want to improve their strife
for personal or professional reasons. A wide
variety of courses begin the week of Jan. 25;
English Composition Workshops start Jan. 9. For
more information, call Lorna at 228-2181, local
Education of Young Children
The Education of Young Children Division of
the UBC Centre for Continuing Education will
be offering a number of workshops and short
courses of interest to persons living and working
with young children. For further information,
call Lorna at 228-2181, local 229.
Food Service Hours
Hours for food service facilities on campus
during the Christmas season are as follows:
Buchanan Snack Bar, Education Snack Bar and
Ponderosa Snack Bar close Dec. 11: Auditorium
Snack Bar closes Dec. 18; Barn Coffee Shop,
I.R.C. Snack Bar close Dec. 22  -  all facilities
re-open Jan. 4. The Bus Stop Coffee Shop closes
Dec. 22 and re-opens on Dec. 29.
Co-operative Education Programs
The Co-operative Education Programs in
Engineering and Forestry are accepting-
applications from ail interested students in
Science i and transfer Ap.Sc.I and FRST i untii
Dec. 15. For more information, call 228-3022 or
droD bv Room 213 of Brock Hall.
Museum of Anthropology
Exhibitions: The Legacy: Continuing Traditions
of Canadian Northwest Coast Indian Art. Nov
I     25, 1981 to Aug. 31, 1982; West Coast
Graphics: Images of Change and Kwagiutl
Graphics: Tradition in a New Medium, through
until Dec .31.
Guided Gallery Walks: gallery guides will
introduce museum galleries to visitors. 2:30 p.m.
on Thursdays.
Free Identification and Conservation Clinic
Nov. 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Snake in the Grass Moving Theatre: Clowns
Garbanzo and Koko perform Sundays at 2 p.m.
until Dec. 6.
The Cedar Tree: Uses of the Cedar tree
demonstrated Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. in the
museum theatre.
Museum hours are noon to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays,
noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays,
and the museum is closed Mondays
For information on museum activities, please
call 228-5087.
Nitobe Garden Hours
From Nov. 9 to Feb. 28 the garden will be open
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and will be
closed weekends.
100.1 on cable fm
Program Notes -for the Christmas holidays...
8 a.m. Music of Our Time. Modern classical
music is used as a base for exploring the links
betweert various genres of music.
12:30 p.m.     The Folk Show. Particular
emphasis on Canadian folk music ranging from
Acadian fiddle to pure acoustic folk.
2:30 p.m.     Laughing Matters   An in-depth look
at recorded comedy. Each week CITR explores
a different theme.
3 p.m.     The Melting Pot   This*weekly show
looks at the huge wealth of research that is
being done by UBC professors and graduate
4:30 p.m.     Making Waves.  Every week y
different issue of concern to the UBC
community is explored.
7 p.m.     Off Beet. A comic round up of the
weeks off-beat news stories plus a street level
review of cheap entertainment in Vancouver,
9:30 p.m..    The Jazz Show. Emphasis on .swing,
big band   modern, and free-form experimental
3 p.m.     Gay Issues. This weekly show is
produced by the Gay People of UBC.
5 p.m.     Thunderbird Report. A look at
intercollegiate and intramural sport at UBC.
9 p.m.     Airstage   Drama for the radio. Written
and produced by homegrown UBC talent.
3 p.m.     Still Ain't Satisfied  The focus of this
weekly program is on womens' issues.
3 p.m.     Cross Currents. Environmental and
consumer issues are analyzed every week.
5 p.m.     Thunderbird Report. A look at
intercollegiate and intramural sport at UBC.
3 p.m.    Dateline International. This weekly
show looks at world political issues.
3 p.m.     Behind Four Walls. Rental issues as
they effect UBC students are explored.
6 p.m.     Import Show. The newest releases from
Europe. Features mainly modern dance music.
CITR-UBC Radio hopes to be broadcasting
on regular FM frequency 101.9 early in the
new year.
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