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Array THE  UNIVERSITY  OF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA
T TBC REPORTS
John Chong photo
Hurry Up
UBC Media Services photographer John Chong received first prize in the professional category of the 1994
Advertising Photographers of America (APA) Photo 6 Awards for this shot taken during the Festival of St. Michel
du Printemps in the northern French town of Mont St. Michel. The May festival attracts hundreds of Bretons from
the area who dress in period costume for the yearly celebration of spring. Chong, who calls the photo Depeche-
Toi (Hurry Up), was in France taking a photo history course last May. More than 400 professional photographers
worldwide competed for the awards.
Wood centre aims to fill B.C. jobs
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
UBC's new Centre of Excellence in
Advanced Wood Products Processing has
received a $16-million shot in the arm
from the B.C. government and forest industry partners.
The centre will house a number of
educational initiatives, including a five-
year bachelor-level co-op degree program.
A collaborative effort between the faculties of Forestry and Applied Science, the
program will produce 35 to 50 graduates
annually with specialized skills in value-
added wood processing.
"There are 2,000 value-added jobs that
cannot be filled in our province because
British Columbians do not have these
skills. This announcement is a major
step in training highly skilled, highly paid
workers for B.C.'s value-added sector,"
Sonar devices could
ease taking stock of fish
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
Researchers at UBC's Fisheries Centre say there are better ways of counting
fish, and they have a series of proposals
for developing high-tech methods of
keeping tabs on West Coast fish stocks.
Many have wondered, especially since
last year's sockeye salmon debacle in
which millions of fish went "missing,"
why there are not better ways of assessing fish stocks, said centre Director
Tony Pitcher.
Traditionally, the Dept. of Fisheries
and Oceans sends out its huge ships to
perform test catches, but this is a costly.
and as incidents such as the missing
sockeye have shown, not always accurate method.
"Our aim is to reduce reliance on the
use of expensive large research vessels
to collect fish data," Pitcher said.
The Fisheries Centre is co-ordinating
the fish stock assessment branch ofthe
Canadian Ocean Frontiers Research Initiative (COFRI). a program that brings
together academics, the fishing industry and the federal fisheries office.
The branch has developed 12 research projects that will look at new,
cost-effective ways of assessing commercial species such as salmon, hake,
herring and squid.
For example. Pitcher said. Johnstone
Strait could be equipped with an array
of sonar devices anchored to the sea
bottom and shoreline, "so that every
salmon would be counted as it swam
by," and all for a relatively modest $2
million.
Other locations, such as the Strait of
Juan de Fuca. would also lend themselves to sonar placement. These sonar
devices could be equipped with hard-
See FISH Page 2
said Premier Mike Harcourt at the March
30 announcement.
Students will initially be admitted into
an existing Wood Science and Industry
program, beginning in Sept. 1995. before
transferring into the new program which
is scheduled to begin the following September.
Forest Renewal BC, a Crown corporation dedicated to helping producers, workers and communities make the transition
to a healthier, sustainable, more productive forest industry, is contributing $8.5
million to program costs, while the province is investing $7.4 million for the centre's
new building and permanent equipment
The Canadian forest industry is contributing $200,000 annually for opera-
Uons and $150,000 for scholarships. A
further grant has been committed by the
federal government
'The UBC Centre of Excellence in Ad-
See CENTRE Page 2
Inside
Provincial
budget
rules out
pay raises
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
Despite an increase in post-secondary
education spending announced in the
March 28 provincial budget. UBC will
likely have no increase in its operating
grant this year, senior university administrators say.
Overall. B.C.'s universities and colleges can look forward to a 2.5 per cent
increase in their operating grants from
the provincial government in Ihe coming
fiscal year.
The total allocation for post -secondary
operating grants will rise to SI.089 billion, up from last year's figure of SI.062
billion, according to budget figures released by Finance Minister Elizabeth Cull.
But funding increases will be aimed
specifically at enrolment increases and
will be directed toward new institutions
more so than established ones, said Daniel Birch, UBC vice-president. Academic.
"Our understanding is that our grant
will be flat." Birch said. 'There may possibly be a slight increase in funding for an
increase in enrolment, but we are told
explicitly there is no provision for salary
increases."
The university will learn the exact
amount of its grant, which is its main
source of funding, sometime in the next
few weeks.
UBC President David Strangway had
earlier told a meeting of the university's
Senate that Victoria made it clear that
"not one cent will be transferred to the
public sector for salary increases" in this
year's budget.
Other than that, he said he does not
expect any major financial impacts on
the university this coming year.
Strangway warned that the real impact of government spending cuts could
be felt in 1996-97, when federal cash
transfers to the provinces are reduced to
less than $20 billion in 1997/98 from
more than $25 billion last fiscal year.
As well. Ottawa will be giving the transfer dollars to finance health care, post-
secondary education and welfare to the
provincial governments in one envelope.
See BUDGET Page 2
An Odyssey
UBC opens its doors and welcomes visitors during Open House '95
Nursing Cuts 3
Nursing admission to decrease after collaborative agreement terminated
In Senate 7
Social Work to cut undergraduate enrolment in favour of graduate studies
Hard Pressed 8
Budget cuts hit UBC Press hard Just as it finds financial footing 2 UBC Reports • April 6, 1995
Letters
LETTERS POLICY
UBC Reports welcomes letters to the editor on topics relevant to the
university community. Letters must be signed and include an address
and phone number for verification. Please limit letters, which may be
edited for length, style and clarity, to 300 words. Deadline is 10 days
before publication date. Submit letters in person or by mail to the UBC
Public Affairs Office, 207-6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver, BC, V6T1Z2, by
fax to 822-2684 or by e-mail to pmmartin® unixg.ubc.ca.
UBC recognizes
interests of union
Editor:
I am responding to CUPE
2950's letter (UBC Reports,
Feb. 7, 1995) regarding the
fiscal situation and the Innovation Fund. I concur with writer
Ann Hutchinson's comments
regarding an environment in
which it seems there is much
against us. Her depiction of
current reality in post-secondary education presents an
accurate reflection of a constantly changing picture.
A key need in such times is
for the parties involved to enter
into a dialogue regarding
interests and change. I welcome such a dialogue and feel
that this is best achieved by
direct discussion. I have asked
UBC's associate vice-president
of Human Resources to meet
directly with CUPE 2950
regarding the Innovation Fund
and the emerging fiscal reality.
The University of British
Columbia remains committed
to a respectful relationship
with all its bargaining agents
and fully recognizes the
legitimacy of the ongoing
pursuit by them of the interests of their members.
David Strangway
President, UBC
Project was
group effort
Editor:
I am writing to clarify the
credit I received for my involvement in the X-Y table described in page 3 of the March
23, 1995 UBC Reports. I
understand that in the short
space below the picture it
would be difficult to give a list
of credits. This table was a
two-person final year design
project. My partner was David
Nikkei, who deserves equal
credit. However, our involvement was limited to preliminary design drawings, and
computer control of the
machine. Major design work
and assembly was done at the
Mechanical Engineering
Machine Shop by Doug Yuen
and Gordon Wright. The
overall idea was the vision of
Dr. Yusuf Altintas.
Ian Colotla
Mechanical Engineering 4
Centre
Continued from Page 1
vanced Wood Products Processing will offer a continuing education program that targets workers and communities, not just in
Vancouver, but throughout our
province," Harcourt said.
In making the announcement,
the premier was joined by Dan
Miller, minister of Skills, Training and Labour; Andrew Petter,
minister of Forests; Roger
Stanyer, chair and CEO of Forest Renewal B.C.; Des Gelz, vice-
president, Northwood Pulp and
Timber and Forestry Dean Clark
Binkley.
"This centre creates a new
technology partnership to serve
B.C. and Canada more broadly,"
said Binkley. "Graduates of this
program will help create the
knowledge-based forest products
industry needed to sustain jobs
and an internationally competitive economy."
In addition to offering a new
undergraduate program in wood
processing, the centre will house
a new professional master's program for advanced education in
wood products technology, as
well as new continuing education and certificate programs to
meet the immediate training and
re-training needs of the industry.
The programs associated
with this centre will ensure that
industry will be able to draw
upon people who have the wide
range of managerial and technical skills that are needed by
Canada's primary and secondary wood manufacturing industries," said Des Gelz.
The co-op portion of the undergraduate program will ensure
that graduates are focused on
the needs of industry."
Students will take part in two,
eight-month paid co-op work
terms. The first work session
will take place between years
two and three of the program
and the second will take place
between years four and five. Coop placement firms will include
those which manufacture furniture, kitchen cabinets, lumber,
windows and doors, engineered
wood products, architectural
mlUwork, specialty wood prod
ucts and wood-based panels.
Peter Lawrence, a professor
in Electrical Engineering and a
member of the program's curriculum committee, said the program has a strong engineering
component and is expected to
produce qualified engineers in
various areas of wood processing.
Wood Science Prof. Tom
Maness, the centre's project
leader, said the undergraduate
program is unique in Canada in
that it offers strong links to industry in the implementation
and developmentof the program.
Maness said these links will
ensure that students have the
skills, knowledge and experience
required for successful careers
in the value-added wood products industry.
"Successful completion of this
program is as close to a job guarantee as you can get," he added.
Students interested in entering the new programs should
contact Donna Goss, coordinator of Student Services for
the Faculty of Forestry, at 822-
3547 or e-mail dgoss@unfxg.
ubc.ca.
Fish
Continued from Page 1
disk drives that could archive
fish movement information for
more than a week and be retrieved.
Other proposals include using remote-controlled underwater vehicles and battery-powered
fish tags that archive information on microchips, logging an
exact record of where fish have
been swimming and to what depth.
"Once perfected and proven,
technology like this has a very
high export potential on a global
scale and would create new
wealth and Jobs in B.C.," Pitcher
said.
The researchers also want to
enlist the help offish boat crews
in counting fish. Ranging far and
wide the length ofthe coast, they
have a better presence than DepL
of Fisheries and Oceans ships
could ever have, he said.
Pitcher is also enthusiastic
about COFRI's co-operative nature, which is unique in the fractious world of commercial fishing.
Joining UBC in the plan are
22 private sector companies,
fisheries workers' organizations
such as the Pacific Trailers Association and Pacific Black Cod
Association and researchers
from the University of Victoria,
Simon Fraser University and two
branches of Fisheries and
Oceans, the Pacific Biological
Station in Nanaimo, and the Institute of Oceanographic Studies in Sidney, B.C.
COFRI members spent the
pas tyear holding workshops and
developing proposals using seed
funding from the Science Council of B.C. and the Western Economic Diversification Fund.
Unfortunately, Pitcher said,
there are no conventional funding sources for COFRI, so the
search is on for appropriate sponsors. The fish stock assessment
project alone is budgeted at $25
million over five years.
The Fisheries Centre, In the
Faculty of Graduate Studies, has
seven faculty members and four
research units: freshwater fisheries, marine mammals, international fisheries resources
management and policy, and the
Common Ground Project, which
provides a neutral forum for resolving fisheries conflicts.
Budget
Continued from Page 1
"It is entirely up to the provincial government how they react
over the next couple of years.
There's no way of predicting what
they will do," Strangway said.
"I don't expect 1996-97 to be
one of our easier years."
Strangway also said that cuts
to research granting agencies
announced in February's federal government budget "will
have a dramatic impact at our
institution."
But he added that UBC faculty members are "so incredibly
competitive" in their quest for
grants that he expects they will
do very well In attracting funding, even with the cuts.
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'UBCREPORTS
UBC Reports is published twice monthly (monthly in
December, June, July and August) for the entire
university community by the UBC Public Affairs Office,
207-6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z2.
Managing Editor: Steve Crombie
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Production: Stephen Forgacs (forgacs@unixg.ubc.ca)
Contributors: Connie Filletti (filletti@unixg.ubc.ca), Abe
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UBC Reports do not necessarily reflect official university
policy.
Material may be reprinted in whole or in part with
appropriate credit to UBC Reports. UBC Reports • April 6, 1995 3
Gavin Wilson photo
Spring Is In The Airwaves
You know spring is here when thumbs turn green, and no one has a greener
thumb than UBC's David Tarrant, education co-ordinator at the Botanical
Garden and the country's best-known gardening expert. Tarrant recently
started filming a new season of his CBC show Canadian Gardener, now in its
13th year on the air and its third year on location at the Botanical Garden.
1995 honorary degree recipients
Impresario raised quality
of live theatre in Canada
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
Garth Drabinsky is sure to feel right
at home when he takes centre stage in
the War Memorial Gym on June 1 to
accept an honorary degree from UBC.
Canada's best -known
impresario, Drabinsky is
credited with raising the
quality of Canadian live
theatre to the same respected standards as
London and Broadway.
In the 1980s, the Tony
Award-winning pro
ducer brought worldwide recognition to musical theatre in Canada
with his production of
Phantom of the Opera,
which enjoyed a five-year
run in Toronto at the Pantages Theatre.
Drabinsky has been toasted by The
New Yorker magazine as a 'Canadian
Ziegfeld' for several other smash hits
including Kiss of the Spider Woman,
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour
Dream Coat, and Show Boat.
In  1987, the Montreal World Film
Garth Drabinsky
Festival presented Drabinsky with
the Renaissance Man of Film Award.
The special citation recognized his
contributions to the revitalization of
the motion picture industry through
the development of Cineplex-Odeon
which he co-founded earlier that decade.
He is widely respected
for his commitment to children's health issues.
His community service
includes memberships on
the boards of Toronto's
Hospital for Sick Children
and Mount Sinai Hospital,
and the Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, based at the
University of Toronto.
Drabinsky was cited
by the UBC Tributes
Committee for stimulating public funding for the arts, and
the restoration and construction of
theatres for the presentation of the
performing arts.
His rapid and successful accomplishments in the entertainment field
are the basis of a provocative new autobiography. Closer to the Sun.
Statesman an advocate
for higher education
Since graduating from Taiwan's National Wuhan University with a degree
in political science 55 years
ago.  Hong Tao Chow has
dedicated his life to public
service.
His long and distinguished career in the Taiwan government, where he
has promoted higher education and goodwill on an
international scale, will be
recognized with the presentation of an honorary degree by UBC on May 30.
Prior to his appointment
in 1990 as national policy
adviser to the president of
the Republic of China, Chow
served as minister of State.
Other key government posts he has
held include director general of Budget,
Accounting and Statistics, vice-minister of Finance and commissioner of the
Dept. of Finance in the Taiwan provincial government.
Hong Tao Chow
Chow has also served as executive
director ofthe Bank of China and chair
of the Bank of Taiwan.
Widely recognized for
his expertise in financial
management, he is heralded as an architect of
Taiwan's economic success.
The UBC Tributes
Committee, which recommends nominees for honorary degrees, cited
Chow's leadership in establishing the annual
Canada-Taiwan Higher
Education Conference.
His community activities include serving as
director of the Chinese Traditional Culture and Opera Foundation and chief
executive of the Taipei Culture and
Opera Center.
(These are the seventh and eighth in
a series of articles on UBC's 1995 honorary degree recipients.)
Nursing admission
cut as program ends
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
A collaborative agreement between
UBC's School of Nursing and Vancouver
Hospital to offer a Bachelor of Science in
Nursing (BSN) program will end, effective
July 1.
Created in   1989,  the Joint venture
linked the hospital's diploma  nursing
program with  the university's  baccalaureate
program.
CurrenUy, about 36
nursing instructors and
seven support staff employed by the hospital
work with 35 nursing instructors from UBC to
provide teaching and
clinical supervision for
approximately 400 students per year.
"Changing conditions
in health care have led
Vancouver Hospital to
seek termination of the
agreement," said
Katharyn May, director
ofthe School of Nursing.
Vancouver Hospital
will redirect its resources from the
nursing education program to patient
care.
First-year enrolment in the BSN program is expected to revert to the pre-
agreement level of 80 students from its
current level of 160 students, a move
which concerns the Registered Nurses
Association of British Columbia
(RNABC).
"It Is our position that in a few years,
all new nurses will need a baccalaureate
degree to meet the demands ofthe emerging health system," said Elaine Baxter,
president of the RNABC, in a news release
dated March 21.
"It is essential that there be no fewer
nurses prepared at this level... the quality of our province's health care could
suffer from a reduction in the number of
baccalaureate-prepared nurses...and we
have been counting on UBC to provide
many of them."
May said that although UBC shares
Katharyn May
the association's concern, the university
had to reduce admissions to a level that
could be managed with UBC faculty in
the absence of sufficient resources to
teach 160 students a year.
"We all regret that this represents the
final closure of the Vancouver Hospital
nursing educadon program, which has a
long and proud history," she said.
"Students and faculty recognize that
this was a necessary
step, and while the UBC
baccalaureate nursing
program will be smaller,
it will continue to
thrive."
May indicated that
the School of Nursing
would be prepared to
increase class size
again, should additional teaching resources become available.
"We look forward to
continuing to support
the UBC program during the transition phase
and beyond," said Mary
Ferguson-Pare,  vice-
president Patient Services, Human Resources and Organizational Development at Vancouver Hospital.
Students currendy enrolled in the collaborative nursing program will be able to
continue their studies without interrup-
Uon and adverse impact as the collabora-
Uve program is phased out during the
next three years. May said.
Clinical instruction in UBC's nursing
education programs, conducted on a ratio of one faculty member for every six to
eight students, will not be affected, she
said.
"Both institutions are committed to
making an orderly transition to ensure
that the educational program Is not compromised, and that affected personnel
are supported through this change."
Termination ofthe partnership at this
time guarantees program staff employed
by Vancouver Hospital protection under
the Employment Security Agreement section of the Labour Accord.
An odyssey: UBC's 1995
Open House promises
something for everyone
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
The journey of a lifetime begins this
fall at UBC.
Venture to the tip of Point Grey Oct.
13, 14 and 15 for Open House '95, an
odyssey ofthe mind and unparalleled fun
for everyone.
Explore space with a Canadian astronaut. Experience a major earthquake.
Catch a soccer game played by robots.
Visit the Botanical Garden with the Canadian Gardener. David Tarrant.
These events and a host of innovative
visual and interactive displays, lectures
and live performances are just a few of t he
major attractions visitors can experience
when UBC opens its doors to everyone for
the first time in five years.
"1995 marks the university's 80th
anniversary. This institution has a magnificent history due to the commitment
and dedication of our faculty, students,
staff and friends who aspire to achieving
their highest potential," said UBC President David Strangway.
"I am delighted by the enthusiasm
shown by the entire UBC community in
making Open House '95 a great success."
UBC Marketing Manager Debora
Sweeney expects that the three-day event
will attract up to 250,000 visitors to
campus.
"We hope that in addition to UBC
students, alumni, donors, faculty and
staff and their families attending Open
House '95. members of the public will
join us in this celebration of our 80th
anniversary and visit a world-class institution of teaching and research in their
own backyard." she said.
Special invitations will be sent to elementary, high school and post-secondary students to participate in the opening
day of the event. More than 6.000 students from across the province attended
the university's last Open House in 1990.
UBC's annual Homecoming celebrations, sponsored by the Alumni Association, will also take place Oct. 13 to 15.
For more information, or to inquire about
volunteer opportunities with Open House
'95, call Carol Forsythe at 822-0548. 4 UBC Reports ■ April 6, 1995
Calendar
April 9 through April 22
Monday Apr. 10
Visiting Philosopher
Lecture
Sponsored by VST/German. History Of Salvation, History Of Interpretation. Gianni Vattimo,
professor of Hermeneutics. Li. of
Turin, Italy. Epiphanv Chapel.
Chancellor Bldg. (VST) at 12pm.
Call 228-9031.
BC Cancer Research Centre
Lecture
Quality Of Life Response To Treatment Of Lung Cancer. Dr. Joseph
Schaafsma, Economics. UVic. BC
Cancer Research Centre lecture
theatre at 12pm. Call 877-6010.
Biochemistry/Molecular
Biology Seminar
Peroxisome Biogenesis In Yeast.
Dr. Richard Rachubinski,
Anatomy/Cell Biology, U. of Alberta. IRC #4 at 3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-
9871.
Genetics Graduate Program
Seminar
The Progenote, The Universal
Root And The Sulfolobus Genome
Project. Dr. W. Ford Doolittle,
Biochemistry, DalhousieU., Halifax. Wesbrook 100 at 4:30pm.
Refreshments at 4:15pm. Call
822-8764.
Tuesday, Apr. 11
Green College Seminar
Medieval and Renaissance Seminar: AtSea OnThe Maritme Frontiers OfThe Medieval Mediterranean: The Human Dimension.
John Prior, History, U. of Sydney. Green College Recreation
Lounge at 12pm. Call 822-8660.
Green College Seminar
The Virtual Doctor: Technical.
Societal And Ethical Considerations. Monique Frize. Applied
Science: Chair. Women in Engineering: UNB. Green College Recreation Lounge at 5:30pm. Call
822-8660.
MOST Workshop
Valuing/Welcoming Diversity.
Eric D. Wong, manager ot training, Hastings Inst. Brock 1 fall
0017 from 9am-4pm. Refreshments. Call 822-9644.
Botany Seminar
Photosyntheses During Progressive Water Stress In Young Interior Spruce: Physiology/Protein
Biochemistry. Ann Eastman, PhD
candidate. Botany. BioSciences
2000 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
822-2133.
Oceanography Seminar
Natural Abundance Of 15N In
Particulate Organic Matter In The
North Atlantic Ocean: Implications
For The Biogeoehemical Cycle Of
Nitrogen. Dr. Nathalie Waser.
Oceanography. BioSciences 1465
at 3:30pm. Call 822-451 1.
Statistics Seminar
Approximating Posterior Moments
Of Poisson Means With Unequal
Sample Sizes. Dr. Hung-Man Ngai.
Mathematics. Hong Kong Baptist
U.Angus 215 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-0570.
Wednesday, Apr. 12
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Distal Radial Fractures. Dr. David
J. Slutsky. UCLA Medical Centre.
Eve Care Centre auditorium from
7:8am. Call 875-4272.
Philosophy Colloquium
Presentism And Properties. John
Bigelow, Philosophy, Monash U.
Buchanan D-348 from 11am-
12:30pm. Call 822-3292.
Respiratory Seminar Series
Thoracic MRI. Dr. John Mayo.
Vancouver Hosp/HSC Laurel Pavilion conference room from 5-
6pm. Call 875-5653.
Public Lecture
The Population Dimension. Dr.
Margaret Catley-Carlson. Population Council president. IRC #3 at
7:30pm. Call 822-9150.
Medicine Spring Gala
Solo and chamber music, classical/jazz; dance performances by
students. Old Auditorium at
7:30pm. Tickets $10, available at
Dean's Office, UBC or VH sites.
Call 875-4500.
Tuesday, Apr. 18
MOST Workshop
Excel - Ix'vel 2. Jim Hope. Continuing Studies. David Lam Centre micro computer lab B from
9:30am-4:30pm. A two-day workshop. Refreshments provided. Also
April 25. Call 822-9644.
Oceanography Seminar
Denitrification/Upwclling In The
Eastern Tropical North Pacific:
Implications For The Nutrient Inventory OfThe Glacial Ocean. Raja
Ganeshram, Oceanography.
BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm. Call
822-451 1.
Wednesday, Apr. 19
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Soft Tissues OfThe Foot And An-
UBCREPORTS
TAUmnAR POLICY AND DEADLINES
The UBC Reports Calendar lists university-related or
university-sponsored events on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland.
Calendar items must be submitted on forms available from the UBC Public Affairs Office, 207-6328
Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z2. Phone: 822-
3131. Fax: 822-2684. Please limit to 35 words. Submissions for the Calendar's Notices section may be limited
due to space.
Deadline for the April 20 issue of UBC Reports —
which covers the period April 23 to May 6 — is noon,
April.l 1.
kle: Cross Sectional Imaging. Dr.
M. Logan. Radiology. Eve Care
Centre auditorium from 7-8am.
Call 875-4272.
MOST Workshop
One and one-half day workshop.
Skills And Techniques For Effective Presentations. Catherine
Reynolds. Organizational/Training & Development, Human Re
sources. Brock Hall 0017 on Apr.
19 from 9am-4pm: Apr. 25 from
9am- 12:30pm. Refreshments.
Also Apr. 25. Call 822-9644.
Language Programs
Registration underway for Continuing Studies French. Spanish.
Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese.
Italian, German. Korean & Portuguese Conversation classes starting on Apr. 19 and 22. Buchanan
D - 3rd floor. $245 for 10-week
session. For course times/regis-
tration information call 822-0800.
Respiratory Seminar   Series
COPD: A Breath Of Fresh Air. Dr.
Denis O'Donnell. Queen's U.. Kingston. Vancouver Hosp/HSC Laurel Pavilion conference room from
5-6pm. Call 875-5653.
Senate Meeting
The eighth regular meeting of the
UBC Senate. UBC's academic parliament. Curtis 102. 1822 East
Mall at 8pm.
Thursday, Apr. 20
Invited Speaker Seminar
Series
The Development Of Reliable Distributed Programs. Professor Mani
Chandy. Computer Science, Calif.
Inst. ofTechnology. CICSR/CS 208
Notices
Student Housing
A service offered by the AMS has
been established to provide a housing listing service for both students and landlords. This service
utilizes a computer voice
messaging system. Students call
822-9844. Landlords call 1-900-
451-5585 (touch tone calling) or
for assistance call 822-0888.
Friday Morning Campus Tour
School/College Liaison tours provide prospective UBC students with
an overview of campus activities,
facilities and services. Brock Hall
204from9:30-1 lam. Reservations
one week in advance. Call 822-
4319.
Fine Arts Graduating Show
Current Stock. Continues to April
19. 1455 W. Georgia, next door to
theBushlen- Mowatt Fine Art Gallery. Open for viewing Tues. to
Sun. from 1 lam-6pm. Call 822-
2757.
Statistical Consulting/
Research Lab
SCaRL is operated by the Dept. of
Statistics   to   provide   statistical
advice   to   facultv/graduate   stu
dents working on research problems. Call 822 4037.
Counselling Psychology
Study
Midlife Daughters/Daughters-In-
Law. Daughters, who are caring
lor a parent in a care facility, are
needed for a study on stress and
coping. Involves one evening small
group discussion with women similar to yourself. Call Allison at 822-
9199."
Diabetes Study
Volunteers required who have Type
II Diabetes: ages 19-70 years: stable blood glucose levels; normal
blood lipid levels. Required to consume a liquid nutritional supplement for 28 days. Honorarium
paid. Call 822-6869.
International Student
Services
Women's Support Group. Jennie
Campbell, Int'l student advisor/
program coordinator. International
House every Thurs. between 4-
5pm to end of Apr. Call 822-5021.
Clinical Research Support
Group
Under the auspices of I lealth Care/
Epidemiology. Provides methodological, biostatistical, computational and analytical support for
health researchers. Call 822-4530.
Disability Resource Centre
The centre provides consultation
and information for faculty members with students with disabilities. Guidebooks/services for students and facultv available. Call
822-5844.
Nitobe Memorial Garden/
Botanical Garden
Summer hours effective from Mar.
11-Oct. 15. Open from 10am-6pm
daily, including weekends. Call
822-9666 for garden information.
Garden Tours
Wednesdays/Saturdays until October. UBC Botanical Garden at
lpm. Available with the price of
admission. Call 822-9666.
from 1 1:30am- lpm. Last of eight.
Call 822-0557.
Friday, Apr. 21
MOST Workshop
Selection Interviewing: Ensuring
Equity II. Frank Eastham, associate VP. Human Resources;
Margaret Sarkissian, Equity Officer. Equity Office. Ponderosa
Cedars room from 9am-4pm. Refreshments. Call 822-9644.
Larkin Lecture
lecture at Asian Centre is cancelled because of illness.
NOTE:
The Calendar will not appear in the May 18 issue
of UBC Reports.
Continuing Studies Writing
Centre
Writing 098: Preparation for University Writing And The LPI. Summer session: June 27- July 27,
Tues.. Thurs.. 7-10pm. Call 822-
9564.
Psychology Study
Continues to May 15. Music And
Mood. Volunteers required for 2
one-hr. sessions bookerl 2 davs
apart. $20 honorarium upon
completion. Call 822-2022.
English Language Institute
Homestay
Continues to Aug. 17. English
speaking families needed to host
international students participating in ELI programs for periods of
two to six weeks. Remuneration
is $22 per day. Call 822-1537.
Equity Office
Advisors are available to discuss
questions or concerns. We are
prepared to help any UBC student, or member of staff or faculty who is experiencing discrimination or harassment, including
sexual harassment find a satisfactory resolution. Call 822-6353.
Career Exploration
Workshop
For Grade 11 and 12 students. A
professional counsellor will help
high school students to identify
career options that fit with their
interests, strengths and values.
Sat. Apr. 29 from 8:30am -
4:30pm at the UBC Students
Resources Centre. Call 822-4319.
Growing
Memories
The UBC graduating class of
1995 dedicated a pine tree
to UBC at the graduating
class tree-planting
ceremony held March 17
outside Buchanan Building.
Graduating Pharmacy
student Roxanne Carr, UBC
President David Strangway,
UBC Chancellor Robert Lee,
and Graduating Class
Council President Andrew
Heys (l-r) gathered for the
ceremony, which has been
an annual event at UBC
since 1919.
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Accommodation
HOUSE SWAP UK/Vancouver
Holiday House Swap. July26-Aug.
16. professional family offers 3
bedrm house and car in UK for 2
bedrm accommodation in
Vancouver area. Call 251-6777
or 822-4188.
CORTES ISLAND Beautiful house
on acreage, east-facing, water
front, magnificent views of
ocean, mountains. 2 bedrms, 2
baths, private. Sunrises,
moonrises, ideal romantic
getaway or quiet retreat. Sat. to
Sat., May to Sept. May special,
$600/week. Call 935-6777.
NEXT TO JERICHO clubs and
beach. May 1st: 1 bedrm,
basement ground level of
character house. Newly
renovated. All util. incl. No pets,
n/s. 1 person $750, couple $825.
Call 880-0445.
|    Accommodation
THREE BEDROOM HOUSE for rent
Sept. - Dec. '95. Fully furn., 2 baths,
living room, dining room, kitchen,
large family room. Pt. Grey, 15th
& Trimble. Rent $1,500 plus util.
Call 224-1547.
FURNISHED PENTHOUSE Large 1
bedrm furnished penthouse,
decks., fireplace, near Alma and
6th Ave. for visiting faculty.
Available May 1 for 6 months or
year. $l,000/mo. incl. heat. Call
224-7705 (5:30-7 pm), or 822-4376
(Tu.Wed. Th, 9am-12pm).
WEST END Beautiful 10th floor
sweeping view of English Bay, on
Stanley Park and Beach.
Undergound locked parking.
Furnished 2 bedrm June-July early
August. $250/week. References/
deposit required. Dates
negotiable. Call 682-1022.
GERARD EMANUEL - HAUTE COIFFURE
Grand Opening Special
20% off cuts
I do not cut your hair right away. First I look at the shape of your face. I
want to know what you want, the time you want to spend on your hoir,
your lifestyle. Once your desires are communicated, my design
creativity flourishes into action to leave you feeling great by looking
your very best. I use natural products to leave your hair soft and free of
chemicals. I work with the best colour technicians in Vancouver. I also
specialize in men's and women's hair loss. I was trained in Paris and
worked for Nexus as a platform artist. I invite you to my recently
opened salon in Kitsilano.
3432 W Broadway 732-4240
The University of British Columbia
GREEN COLLEGE
Application for Non-Resident Faculty
Membership
Green College invites applications from UBC
faculty who wish to be non-resident members of
the College.  The term of membership is two
years from September 1, 1995. Selection is based
on academic distinction, interdisciplinary
interests and receptiveness, commitment to
participate in College life, and a balance in
membership in terms of discipline, rank and
gender. Please send a letter of interest and a
curriculum vitae to:
The Membership Committee
Green College
6201 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, B.C.   V6T 1Z1
Tel:   822-8660
The deadline for applications is May 31, 1995.
i    Accommodation
L.   .. ..  ..   _ ....
POINT GREY GUEST  HOUSE  A
perfect spot to reserve
accommodation for guest
lecturers or other university
members who visit throughout
the year. Close to UBC and other
Vancouver attractions, a tasteful
representation of our city and of
UBC. 4103 W.lOth Ave.
Vancouver,B.C. V6R2H2. Phone
or fax (604) 222-4104.
GREEN COLLEGE GUEST HOUSE
Located near the Museum of
Anthropology, this is an ideal spot
for visiting scholars to UBC. Guests
dine with residents and enjoy
college life. Daily rate $50.00, plus
$13/dayformealsSun. -Thurs. Call
822-8660 for more information
and availability.
TINA'S GUEST HOUSE Elegant
accommodation in Pt. Grey
area. Minutes to UBC. On main
bus routes. Close to shops and
restaurants. Incl. TV, tea and
coffee making, private phone
and fridge. Single $45, Double
$55, weekly rates available. Tel:
222-3461. Fax:222-9279.
GAGE COURT HOTEL offers year-
round accommodation in one-
bedroom suites with kitchenettes.
Ideal for visiting professors and
seminar groups. Located on
campus, across from the Student
Union Building. Daily rate is $69/
suite. For reservations call (604)
822-1010.
BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM house to
sublet May 1 to Sept. 30. Large
bright kitchen, hardwood floors,
w/d, dishwasher, large garden.
Quiet neighbourhood, close to
QE Park. $950 incl. util. n/s. Call
325-0776.
ATTENTION JAPANESE STUDENTS
Professional single mother, n/s,
seeks n/s clean and quiet female
student to rent room in 2 bedrm
condo close to UBC, downtown,
SFU and BCIT. Private washroom,
w/d, storage for bike. Adjacent
to Granville Island, 5 min from
downtown. $700/mo. food and
util incl. (long distance calls extra,
deposit required). Call (604) 737-
4707 leave message.
UBC FURNISHEDtownhouse. Avail
after May 1 until Aug. '96. 2
bedrms/den, 2.5 baths, private
garage - exercise room, sauna,
swimming pool in complex, n/s.
Mature tenants with references
$2,000/mo. Call 222-0769.
SHARED   ACCOMMODATION
False Creek. Professional female,
n/s, is looking for clean, quiet
professional female to share
luxurious furn. 2 bedrm condo
July/Aug. Private washroom, w/
d, underground parking. $1,000/
mo. incl. util. Call (604) 737-4707
leave message. Would welcome
quiet couple on summer
vacation, $l,200/mo ($40/day).
FALSE CREEK Sunny fully furnished
apartment in False Creek, five
minutes walk from public market.
Good bus service downtown and
to UBC. Avail. May 20to June 16.
$700 (incl. util.) to the right person.
No pets please, n/s only.Call John
at 732-8935.
Accommodation
RICHMOND Fully furnished
executive home, central
location, 3 bedrms and study,
family room, den, 2 fireplaces,
attractive gardens. Avail Sept.
'95 for 4-10 months (negotiable).
No pets, n/s. References
required. $l,750/mo. Call (604)
275-0505.
JULY SUBLET 3 bedrm fully furn.
family home. Walking distance
to UBC, stores and beach plus all
you-can-eat vegetable garden.
No pets, n/s. $1,100. 224-4066
evenings.
ONE BEDROOMTurn. apartment
with spectacular mountain and
harbour view. Avail, from June
15toSept. 15 (dates negotiable).
Pool, parking, utilities incl. $675/
mo. Call 731-0727.
Services i
FINANCIAL PLANNING Retire
ment Income, Deposits,
Investment Funds, Life Insurance.
Local, independent, personalized service with comprehensive
knowledge. Integrating your
financial needs to your own
personal, professional
association, group and government benefit plans. Please call
Edwin Jackson BSc, BArch, CIF,
224-3540. Representative of
Planvest Pacific Financial
Corporation.
INCOME TAXES/Financial
planning. Get expert help with
your 1994 income tax return from
a qualified financial planner. We
also offer assistance regarding
investment strategies, retirement
planning etc. Call Brian at Cann
Financial Group, 733-PLAN.
INCOME TAX RETURNS prepared
for as low as $40. Electronic filing
now available, refunds as quickly
as 10 working days. Pick up and
delivery from UBC. Professionally
prepared. Phone 940-9180, Len.
INCOME   TAX   PREPARATION
Edwin Jackson. 224-3540.
WIN     TOM     PETTY     TICKETS
Vancouver's Best Partyline. Ads,
Jokes, Stories and More. Call Free,
257-0234.
SINGLES NETWORK Single science
professionals and others
interested in science or natural
history are meeting through a
nationwide network. Contact us
for info: Science Connection,
P.O. Box389, Port Dover. Ontario,
N0A 1N0; e-mail 71554.2160®
compuserve.com; 1-800-667-
5179.
EMERGENCY TYPING SERVICE
Professional, reliable service 24-
hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week.
Resumes, form letters, reports,
minutes, legal documents,
medical documents, financial
statements. Reasonable rates,
discounts for students. Call/fax
535-8984.
CANADIAN GLOBAL Institute of
English offers in Vancouver a 1-
week(June 12-16 or June 19-23)
intensive course to certify you as
a teacher of English (TESOL).
1000s of overseas jobs available
now! Call (403) 438-5704 for free
info pack.
Housing Wanted      j
YOUNG ENGLISH research
scholar with family requires 3
bedrm pleasant house/apt. to
sublet/housesit, accessible to
Children's Hospital. Coming to
Canada June 19 to end
August'95. Call Dr. MacNab 263-
5030 to discuss.
WANTED:  HOUSE TO RENT mid
Aug. to mid Nov. '95 (3 months
approx.) for visiting Japanese
scientist and family. Location
near UBC would be preferred.
Contact 822-4273 or at home,
224-1303.
House Sitters
EXPERIENCED   HOUSE   SITTER
Available May-Aug. '95. Pet care
and pampering included. Prefer
UBC area. Call 222-1361.
HOUSE SITTER Professional, n/s,
female, available to care for your
home and pets. Excellent
references. 872-5695. Please
leave a message.
Events
HYPNOSIS    WORKSHOP    The
Canadian Society of Clinical
Hypnosis (B.C. Div.) is sponsoring
Dr. Patrick McCarthy of New
Zealand to speak on USE OF
HYPNOSIS IN PREGNANCY AND
CHILDBIRTH on Fn., May 12 at 7pm.
For more info call 688-1714.
WOMEN, CHILDREN AND YOUTH
HIV/AIDS Conference. Sept.
28,29,30, '95. Coast Plaza Hotel
at Stanley Park. Sponsored by
Division of Continuing Education
in Health Sciences, UBC; with
B.C.'s Childrens Hospital, B.C.'s
Women's Hospital and Health
Centre, Sunny Hill Health Centre
for Children. Contact toll-free
within B.C. 1-800-663-0348; local
and outside B.C. (604) 822-2626
or 822-4965. Fax: (604) 822-4835.
HIV/AIDS   CONFERENCE   9th
Annual BC HIV/AIDS Conference.
Focus on Drug Users. Nov. 5-7,
'95. Sponsored by Continuing
Education in Health Sciences,
UBC; The Province of BC Ministry
of Health; BC Centre for
Excellence in HIV/AIDS; and St.
Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC.
At: Westin Bayshore Hotel, 1601
W. Georgia St., Vancouver, BC.
For further information call:
(604)822-4965 or Fax: (604)822-
4835.
SEATING SYMPOSIUM 12th
International Seating Symposium,
March 7-9/96. Vancouver, BC.
Call for Submissions, Deadline:
June 1, 1995. Sponsored by:
Sunny Hill Health Centre for
Children; UBC, Division of
Continuing Education in the
Health Sciences; University of
Pittsburgh, School of Health and
Rehabilitation Sciences; RESNA.
For further information, contact:
12th International Seating
Symposium, Continuing
Education in Health Sciences, The
University of British Columbia, Rm.
105-2194 Health Sciences Mall,
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T1Z3.
Tel: (604)822-4965 or
Fax:(604)822-4835. UBC Reports - April 6, 1995 7
INTERESTED IN TEACHING ABROAD?
HERE'S YOUR TICKET!
Choose from a one-month full-time or
three-month part-time intensive program.
Job placement assistance and homestay accommodation available.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL:
ESL TEACHER TRAINING CENTRE
Tel: (604) 872-1236, M-F 9-5
B.C. Government registered and bonded
News Digest
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TUCHMG 4 ACMKMC GROWTH
CENTRE FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
AND INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES
Part-time Faculty Teaching Consultant position
A part-time term position (secondment) may become available for a UBC faculty member
(professor, instructor or sessional lecturer) beginning about June 1,1995. The successful
candidate will work with Centre personnel to develop faculty programs and act as a peer
classroom consultant. Qualifications include: outstanding teaching record, experience in
working on teaching-related departmental/university matters and good administrative skills. A
knowledge of higher education/adult education literature is a definite asset.
Forfurther information please call Gail Riddell, Director Centre for Faculty Development and
Instructional Services, Telephone 822-9164.
University of Alberta Summer Institute on
Quantitative Analysis of Social Data - June 11-16/95
• Producing, presenting & interpreting descriptive statistics, bivariate
statistics, multiple regression results • Hands on use of SPSS-
Windows for data preparation, cleaning & analysis • Exposure to
exemplars of social research methods & quantitative analysis
Cost: $475; Registered students - $325
To Register or for further information contact:
Ms. Fran Russell, Administrator, Population Research Laboratory,
Department of Sociology, University of Alberta, Edmonton,
ABT6G2H4 Ph: 403-492-4659 Fax 403-492-2589
e-mail russellf@gpu.sry.ualberta.ca
THINKING OF TEACHING?
The University of British Columbia invites applications
to its teacher education programs for September 1995.
All programs lead to both
• the B.C. Professional Teaching Certificate
• the U.B.C. Bachelor of Education degree
All programs feature
• a full term of teaching practice
• effective communications skills
• classroom management strategies
• providing for students with special needs
Secondary teaching applicants with 4-year Bachelors degrees and strength in
one or two teaching subjects enter a 12-month program.
Middle school (grades 6'8) teaching applicants with 4-year Bachelor's degrees
and strength in English, social studies or science may enter a 12-month program.
Elementary teaching applicants with acceptable 4-year degrees may enter a 12-
monrh program.
Elementary teaching applicants with three or more years of appropriate university
credit may enter a 2-year program.
Application deadline 18th April, 1995.
Information and applications now available from:
Teacher Education Office
Faculty of Education
The University of British Columbia
2125 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z4
(604) 822-5242 or 4612 (messages 24 hours) Fax (604) 822-8227
Technical Support
for Social Science Projects
^Course & Instructor Evaluations
^Scannable Forms (multiple-choice)
^ Data Collection j —
^Statistical Analysis J
^Custom Reports/Graphics " ■
^ Questionnaire/Survey/Test Design
Educational Measurement Research Group
University of British Columbia
Room 1311 Scarfe Building
  2125 Main Mall
Dr. Michael Marshall
\y""'V Executive Director
v*-^       Tel: 822-4145 Fax:822-9144
The School of Social Work is reducing its quota
for first-year enrolment to 40 students, down from
a high of 85 students in 1991-92, as it cuts back
its bachelor's program to place greater emphasis
on graduate studies.
The quota for the 1995-96 academic year was
passed by Senate along with quotas for the university's other undergraduate programs.
Social Work is redefining its mission to specialize in graduate studies as other post-secondary
institutions serving undergraduates grow and
develop, said school Director Elaine Stolar
A decrease in the number of faculty members
also contributed to the school's decision to admit
fewer undergraduates, she said.
Until recently, UBC and the University of Victoria were the only institutions in the province
offering bachelor's programs in social work, but
there are now six programs in B.C.
UBC is the only school in the province to offer a
comprehensive master's program.
"UBC is both the most established master's
program in the province and has an expanding
research capability," Stolar said.
There is also an increasing demand for graduate programs, she added. UBC receives more than
twice as many applications than the master's
program can accept Projections show a continued
strong demand for social workers in the labour force.
The Faculty of Arts is increasing its quota for
the BA program by 50 st udents at each of two entry
levels, to 1,500 from 1,450 into the first year, and
to 350 from 300 into the third and fourth years.
The change is not expected to result in higher
enrolments, but should correct for under-
enrolments that occurred this year.
The Faculty of Applied Science may make a
similar change to its quotas for entry into the BASc
program. Senate was told.
• • • •
The new academic calendar for 1995-96 will
contain advertising for the first time. Registrar
Richard Spencer told Senate.
"I'm not sure everyone will be pleased to see
that." he said.
The ads. however, will generate significant revenues and help recoup publication costs, which
top $100,000.
The calendar is also available on ViewUBC and
CD-ROM.
• • • •
Senate gave the go-ahead to Education Abroad
student exchange program agreements with 11
institutions around the world, including Britain's
Warwick University, the University ofTexas at San
Antonio and the Royal Stockholm Institute of
Technology.
Senate Admissions Committee Chair Robert
Will said the committee will Investigate whether
standards should be established for deciding which
Institutions are linked to UBC In future agreements. There are now 44 Senate-approved exchange agreements.
• • • •
Three new campus building projects are undergoing the regulatory approvals process through
Campus Planning and Development.
A stage II development permit application has
been received for the Chemical Engineering and
Bio-Resource Engineering Building, which will be
located immediately south ofthe Health Sciences
Parkade.
The project consists of laboratories and offices
In a four-and-a-half storey building with adjacent
single storey ground-oriented research space. The
total building area will be approximately 7,400
square metres.
A development permit application has been
received for the second phase of the Neville Scarfe
Building redevelopment
This phase Includes major changes to the exterior cladding of the classroom and office blocks,
landscaping of the area around the building plus
Interior renovations. The appearance ofthe building will be significantly altered.
A proposed extension to the Shop-in-the-Garden at the UBC Botanical Garden will add a freestanding structure of 116 square metres to the
southeast of the existing shop.
The proposed building will consist of a greenhouse-type structure without enclosing walls, a
plastic glazed roof and a gravel floor. Two sides will be
enclosed by a 1.8-metre-high metal security fence.
The structure will be located over the main gas,
water, electrical and telephone utilities and the
existing pool drainage system.
For more information, call Kathleen Laird-
Bums at Campus Planning and Development
822-8228.
The National Archives of Canada will open its
Vancouver Access Site April 19 at the UBC Main
Library.
The third in a series of access sites established
across the country, the Vancouver site at UBC will
enable the public and researchers to search for
National Archives material through computer and
multimedia displays.
In addition, a new learning tool in the form of an
interactive audio-visual presentation will help
inexperienced researchers learn how to use archival documents for historical and genealogical
research. Copies of selected documents on microfilm from various National Archives collections
will also be available in the library.
Success in private
practice requires more
than professional
expertisc.it takes
business know-how!
Participate in this exciting
4-part series and learn the
skills essential to building
and running a successful
private practice.
Saturday series:
Apr 22-May 13, 10-1 pm
Wednesday series:
May 31-June 21, 7-10 pm
For further information,
call, 737-8145
The Learning Curve Training
Systems Inc.
Obituary
Prof started radio
astronomy and
astrophysics program
William Shuter, a Physics
professor known for his
research in radio astronomy
and his love of teaching, died
last month at the age of 59.
Shuter came to UBC in 1965
to start a research program in
radio astronomy and
astrophysics. He created links
with the Dominion Radio
Astrophysical Observatory in
Penticton which continue to
this day. and was instrumental
in bringing to UBC a millimetre-
wavelength radio telescope
which operated for several
years on the south campus.
Most recently, he was
working with colleagues on a
design for an innovative liquid
mirror telescope.
Shuter was said to find his
greatest  enjoyment  teaching
William Shuter
undergraduate engineering
project labs, where he worked
with Engineering Physics
students to develop refracting
telescopes for reception of
satellite transmissions.
He is survived by his wife
Beverly and two sons. 8 UBC Reports ■ April 6, 1995
Research grants suffer
as MRC budget cut
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
One of UBC's largest funding
agencies, ihe Medical Research
Council (MRC). will support all
of its programs in 1995/96. but
at a reduced level.
The announcement was made
after a council meeting in Montreal last month to decide how to
distribute cuts imposed recently
in the federal budget.
The MRC will see its budget
reduced by 10 per cent over the
next three years for a total cut of
almost $60 million.
The reduction in the MRC
budget will make competition
for funds more severe, said Dr.
Ben lie Bressler, head ofthe Dept.
of Anatomy and MRC regional
director for UBC.
"I believe that with such a
tight funding situation, even the
very best research programs run
the risk of having their funding
cut."
"It is difficult to recover from a
lack of appropriate funding, even
if it is only for one grant cycle, or
approximately one year, as highly
skilled personnel will have to be
let go and they are hard to get
back."
UBC traditionally ranks third,
after Montreal's McGill University and the University of Toronto, in the amount of MRC
funding it receives.
Last year the university received 10.4 per cent ofthe council's total budget. More than 200
UBC researchers shared a total
of $16,948,202 in MRC funding
for core programs.
In order to meet its revised
budget levels for 1995/96, the
MRC will make a corresponding
cut of 10 per cent in its funding
to the National Networks of Centres of Excellence program.
Two of the 10 networks are
headquartered at UBC and the
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
is directly involved in four ofthe
five networks that deal with engineering research.
The council has also approved
a cut of five per cent for all
research grants approved from
previous years. The reductions
apply to each year's funding for
the remaining term of all grants.
In addition, the number of grants
and awards to be approved in
1995/96 will be reduced to compensate for the remaining shortfall in the council's funding levels.
"In the long-term, I believe
that cutting all of the research
councils, not just the MRC, will
result in decreased global competitiveness for our country,"
Bressler said.
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by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
UBC Press is losing important grant funding as a result of
cuts announced in the recent
federal budget. The cuts come
just as the publisher has made
significant progress toward financial stability.
UBC Press, along with other
publishers across the country,
will lose funding from a pair of
federal programs that have
helped to sustain and build the
Canadian publishing industry.
The Publication Distribution
Assistance Program and the
Book Publishing Industry Development Program, both run by
the federal Dept. of Canadian
Heritage, were cut by 75 per cent
and 45 per cent respectively, a
combined cut of 55 per cent.
UBC Press gets 10 per cent of
its budget, or about $130,000
from the two programs, but expects to receive less than half of
that next year.
"That's a substantial cash
cut," said Evie Mandel, UBC
Press business analyst. "It could
be the loss of two books, two
salaries or an end of plans to
modernize equipment. We don't
know yet how it will translate."
If books are dropped, she said,
they will be scholarly, specialized publications which often
have press runs of as few as 500
books. UBC Press publishes
many such books on B.C. history and native studies and they
are highly valued by the academic community.
Books aimed at a more general market will still be published because they bring in
much-needed revenues.
"The kinds of books that will
be In Jeopardy are those that
have narrow regional markets
and can't possibly pay for themselves, although they make important contributions to scholarship,* Mandel said. "There's
nowhere else to go to get a book
like that published - - that's why
universities have university
presses in the first place."
The grants are being lost as
UBC Press, an ancillary service
that must become financially
self-supporting, heads into the
final year of a five-year university subsidy.
"We've been working to improve our financial position and
become self-supporting, but this
is a setback," said Mandel, who
noted that grants form 20 to 30
per cent of UBC Press's budget
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other means of generating new revenues and I think we Ve been very
successful In the last few years."
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Press has started distributing
books by other publishers, including scholarly presses at the
universities of Alberta and
Calgary, and recently became
the Canadian agents for University ofWashington Press.
UBC Press has also contracted
its production services, such as
design, editing, marketing and
typesetting, to other organizations, Including academic departments on campus.
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