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SECURITY CYCLISTS -ParkingandSecurity Servicespatrolmembers Darren Woodley (left) and
Richard Reinecke are now patrolling the campus on mountain bikes. Bike patrol members cruise the
campusin pairs, 24 hours a day. (Please see related safety story onpage 2).
Security staff swaps cars for bicycles
Parking and Security Services has
beefed up security coverage on campus with the establishment of a bicycle patrol unit.
Nine members of Parking and
Security Services patrol have been
trained to carry out regular duties by
bicycle. They are patrolling campus
24 hours a day, two at a time.
"We feel this has resulted in better
access to many areas on campus
which simply can't be reached by
car," said Security Manager Gordon
"At the same time, the cyclists have
been able to respond more quickly
than on foot."
The members of the bike patrol
have been through a two-day training
program given by Const. Bert Rainey
of the Vancouver City Police Bike
Squad. In addition, they've been
outfitted from head to toe with
the proper gear and uniforms
identifying them as UBC patrol
The bike patrol members are
part of a 35-person campus security patrol team.
Centre links nation-wide effort
to combat violence against women
UBC, in conjunction with Simon
Fraser University and the Women's
Research Centre, will receive $500,000
over the next five years to establish the
B.C. and Yukon Centre for Action
Research on Violence Against Women
and Children.
It is one of five centres — all based
at Canadian universities — to be es-
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launched in
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was originally
proposed   by
the Canadian
Association of
Strong-Boag       Teachers, following     the
murder of 14 women at Montreal's
Ecole Polytechnique in 1989.
Veronica Strong-Boag, director of
the Centre for Research in Women's
Studies and Gender Relations, and
Angela Henderson, an assistant professor of Nursing, will co-ordinate
UBC's participation in the project.
Both emphasized the importance
of the collaboration among feminist
service organizations, community
groups and academics working as
equal partners in the centre.
"It is a vital element to ensure that
the research will be action-based,
which means that it has to be directly
useful to frontline workers,"
Henderson said.
Strong-Boag and Henderson will
help develop — in consultation with
community groups working with victims and survivors of violence — a
research agenda in the first year ofthe
See CENTRE'S on Page 2
Task Force findings
Engineering schools
must adapt to meet
economic challenges
Engineering education in Canada
must undergo significant changes if
Canada is to avoid a difficult economic future, says a report prepared
by a national task force.
The report says that
without enough qualified engineers to provide leadership and
technical expertise,the
Canadian economy
may not be able to compete internationally.
The report was released by a task force
co-chaired by UBC
Applied Science Dean
Axel Meisen and
jointly sponsored by
the Canadian Council
of Professional Engineers and the National
Committee of Deans of Engineering
and Applied Science.
Meisen said the nature of engineering practice is changing rapidly due to
technological advance and the shifting needs of society, and engineering
education must adapt.
"We need to anticipate the changes
and act upon them before the crisis is
upon us," he said.
The report made nearly 50 recommendations. Among them:
— a 20 per cent increase in spaces
in Canadian undergraduate engineering programs by the year 2000, so that
46,000 students can enrol
— a broadening of undergraduate
studies.with emphasis on work experience programs, leadership, team
work, realistic design and problem-
solving competencies and second language training
— lowering student-to-staff ratios
Axel Meisen
to provide more personalized instruction
— increase funding for graduate
programs and stronger orientation to
industrial problems
— the range of master's programs
should be increased
and become more accessible to part-time
students through distance education
— engineering
professors should acquire more industrial
and international
work experience
Meisen said the
principal challenge for
universities, the engineering profession
and industry is to educate engineers who are
technically competent
and capable of leading the introduction of new and better technologies to
benefit society.
He said this challenge can be met
by effective co-operation among universities, government and industry,
by providing improved instructional
resources and by placing greater emphasis on the development of leadership skills.
"Since engineering is fundamental
to the prosperity of Canada, it is essential that greater attention be paid to
engineering education in setting educational policy," Meisen said.
"In particular, we need to ensure
that talented children develop an appreciation for engineering and that
university-level engineering programs
are accessible to men and women interested in the creative use of technology, science and social sciences in
solving society's needs."
Library serials face $1 -million cut
In order to deal with skyrocketing costs, UBC's Library is making
plans to cancel up to $1-million
worth of serial subscriptions during
the 1993-94 fiscal year, unless other
sources of funding are found.
"The increase in the cost of serial
subscriptions has had a disastrous
effect on Library costs," said
Anthony Jeffreys, assistant university librarian for collections.
In addition to increases of 10 to
12 per cent in the basic subscription
prices of serials, Jeffreys said the
Library is faced with a Canadian
dollar which is falling rapidly against
all the major currencies ofthe world.
As a result, price increases could
be as high as 45 per cent, depending
on the publisher and the country of
origin, explained Jeffreys.
Last summer, the Library cancelled
$200,000 worth of serial subscriptions,
said Jeffreys.
"The first $ 100,000 worth had been
planned during the previous year. The
second $ 100,00 had to be added as the
financial picture became gloomier."
Some examples of the most extreme
price increases for this fiscal year: Brain
Research, with a subscription price of
$7,836 in 1992, will increase 46 per cent,
to $11,408 in 1993; the Journal of Applied Polymer Science, with a subscription cost of $2,715 this year, will increase
65 per cent to $4,473 next year; and the
subscriptioncostofComputer Languages
will go from $438 in 1992, to $1,074 in
1993, an increase of 147 per cent.
"Then there are price increases
that will occur next fiscal year," he
The long-term solution for North
American universities, according to
Jeffreys, would appear to lie in several areas, including a shifting ofthe
balance of academic publishing back
to the non-profit area.
In the meantime, the Library is
working with the Senate Library
Committee to determine procedures
for selecting titles for cancellation.
"There will be widespread consultation with academic departments
in arriving at lists of titles to be
cancelled, as necessary," said
Jeffreys, who added that detailed
information on procedures will be
outlined in 1993. 2 UBCREPORTS December 10.1-992
Letter to the Editor
Recreation Centre fee imposed, says AMS
Dear Editor:
I would like to bring to your attention a serious error that appeared in the November 12th
edition of UBC Reports. On page three ofthe Capital Plan (1992/93 - 2001/02), it states that
the Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia is contributing $4.5 million to
the construction of the Student Recreation Centre. This statement is untrue.
It is true, however, that all full time students ofthe University of British Columbia must
pay $40 per year to the University in order to contribute to the construction costs of the SRC.
In 1990, the Board ofGovernors, at the request ofthe University Athletic Council, approved
the collection of the $40 fee for the following five years. It is of interest to note that the Board
approved the University's collection of this fee despite the fact that the University's students
voted against contributing to such a facility in a referendum held by the AMS in September
1989. The bylaws of the AMS require that increases to its fees must be supported by its
members via a referendum.
Faced with the political reality that the University Act gives the Board the power to "fix,
determine and collect" fees, the only allowance for students is the opt out provision. Those
students who do not wish to 'contribute' to the construction costs ofthe SRC must apply in
person, within a restricted time period, to receive not a refund, but rather a fee "assessment
adjustment." It is ironic that a charitable receipt is available upon request should a student
'choose' to 'contribute.'
To conclude, it is not in the spirit of the AMS to collect from its members, that is, the
students ofthe University, without their expressed support. I hope that in the future references
to the AMS will be verified for their accuracy.
Carole Forsythe
AMS Vice President
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Winter session enrolment up
slightly from 1991-92 figure
By ABE HEFTER tration were Applied Science, up from
A slight increase has been recorded in the
number of students registered at UBC for the
1992 winter session over last year, according to
statistics released by the Registrar's office.
There are currently 31,236 students registered
for the 1992 winter session, compared to 31,060
at this time, last year.
The largest percentage increase was registered in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences,
which increased from 392 students last year to
620 this year. This is a reflection of the fact that
the Bachelor of Home Economics and Bachelor
of Science (Dietetics) degrees are now granted
from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences instead
of the Faculty of Arts.
Other faculties to show an increase in regis
tration were Applied Science, up from 2,760
last year to 2,795 this year; Forestry, up from
2991astyearto331 thisyear; Graduate Studies,
up from 5,669 last year to 6,290 this year;
Medicine, which went from 742 last year to 754
this year; Pharmaceutical Sciences, up from
469 last year to 471 this year; and Science,
which went from 4,456 last winter to 4,488 this
The remaining faculties showed a decrease in
registration. Arts went from 8,279 last year to
7,768 this year; Commerce and Business Administration went from 1,365 last winter to 1,355
this winter; Dentistry went from 155 last year to
154 this year; Education dropped from 2,909 in
1991 to 2,650 in 1992; and Law, which went
from 704 last year, to 688 this year.
Centre's goal to prevent tragedy
Continued from Page 1
"While numerous studies document the extent of violence against women and children, the
new centre hopes to develop a research agenda
which will empower community workers, assist
survivors and prevent future tragedies," Strong-
Boag said.
"This initiative is one product ofthe efforts of
the UBC Centre for Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations to promote co-operation among universities and the community on
critical social issues."
Estimates indicate that in Canada each year,
one in every 10 women is abused by her partner
and 12,000 seniors experience physical abuse.
Although there are no national statistics for
child abuse, a study done in Toronto with adolescent runaways found that almost 75 per cent of
them had been physically beaten as children.
Funding for the B.C. and Yukon Centre for
Action Research on Violence Against Women
and Children is being provided by Health and
Welfare Canada and the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council.
United Way's campus campaign
donations to surpass 1991 total
This year's UBC United
Way campaign should exceed last year's total of
$265,000by early in the new
"Thanks to an incredible
amount of work done by a
dedicated team of volunteers
we should do it," said campaign chair Nestor
Korchinsky. "Response across campus has
been tremendous despite the adverse economic
To date, the seven-week campaign has
raised close to $250,000 from about 1,400
donors. While the campaign is
still short of its $280,000 goal,
Korchinsky said proceeds are
still coming in from the student
"Button Day" and other
The campus campaign officially ended Dec.4, but employees can still donate though payroll deduction to United Way' s
91 member agencies and 35 affiliates up to
Dec. 31.
Said Korchinsky: "You don't have to read
the papers or watch TV to see the need. Just
open your eyes and look around."
One in four female faculty
have felt threats to safety
Women are not reporting threats to their personal
safety on campus, says UBC's advisor to President
Strangway on women and
gender relations.
"It appears that people
on the UBC campus are
more likely to report bicycle thefts and car break-ins
than threats to personal
safety," said Florence
She added that although
women perceive the campus
to be unsafe, the number of
documented cases filed with
the RCMP and Parking and Security indicate that the
campus seems safer than most other neighborhoods
in the greater Vancouver area.
In a recent campus-wide survey of
women faculty,
found that 25 percent
of the respondents
had experienced an
incident in which
their personal safety
had been threatened.    	
Only 18 per cent of
the women who experienced a problem reported
it to the RCMP, or to Parking and Security
'It appears that people on the
UBC campus are more likely to
report bicycle thefts and car
break-ins than threats to personal
- Florence Ledwitz-Rigby
The incidents ranged from being followed to sexual advances, and approximately one-third of them involved individuals the women knew.
"Suspicious behaviors must be observed and
reported quickly if we are to deter wrongdoers,"
advised John Smithman, director of Parking and
Security Services.
"Each member of the campus community can
extend my department's coverage by co-operating in this regard."
RCMP Staff Sgt. Bern Jansen of the university detachment said no call is too small where
safety is an issue.
"We can only deal with those events where the
affected party or others with knowledge take the
initiative of bringing the matter to our attention."
Ledwitz-Rigby said that increases to the
amount of outdoor
lighting,    emergency communication devices and
patrols are the most
frequently      requested  campus
safety  improvements.
Plant Operations
has hired temporary
      staff to deal with the
backlog of burnt-
out lamps on campus and Parking and Security
has recently added two bicycle patrols to its
security services.
VancouverartistKempton Dexter's creation, madeoj'yellow cedarand clay, is among
the exhibits on display in the forestartprojectatthe Malcolm Knapp Research Forest.
The piece is titled: "Papa not dead, he's only sleepin'. "Dexter and three other
Vancouver-area artists were commissionedby the province to design andconstruct
sculptures and installations on forest grounds during the summer, using materials
foundin the forest.
Program brings cultures together
Two new interdisciplinary courses in the Faculty of Arts will be launched in January as part of
an agreement between UBC and Ritsumeikan
University in Kyoto, Japan.
Jointly developed and taught by UBC and
Ritsumeikan faculty, Arts Studies 201 and 202
are three-credit courses open to both UBC and
Ritsumeikan students.
"They represent a unique experiment in
intercultural team-teaching and student exchange
within the classroom," said Margaret Sarkissian,
director of the UBC-Ritsumeikan Academic
Exchange Program.
Associate Professor David Edgington said the
new Arts Studies courses will have a flexible
teaching format similar to that of Arts One with
professors rotating from various departments on
a yearly basis.
An economic geographer, Edgington will be
teaching Arts Studies 202 with Political Science
Professor Minoru Ouchi from Ritsumeikan. The
course explores the political, economic and geographical interactions between Canada and Ja
pan and the links, both historical and contemporary, between these countries and other Pacific
Rim nations.
Edgington said lectures are to include themes
such as economic integration, security relations
and the roles of resource economies and Japanese
investment in the Asia Pacific region.
Assistant English Professor Richard Cavell
and Yasuko Ikeuchi, a professor of cultural studies from Ritsumeikan, will teach ASTU 201, an
introductory course on the cultures of Canada
and Japan. This course examines nationalism, self-
perceptions, cross-cultural perceptions and
multiculturalism in the two countries. It will also look
at mythologies, post-modernism, technology and
images in architecture, film and literature.
The academic exchange program is part of a
joint educational and inter-cultural initiative between the two universities. It is anchored on
campus by the UBC-Ritsumeikan House residence where 100, second- and third-year students from Ritsumeikan share accommodation
with an equal number of UBC students. UBCREPORTS December 10,1992
Unproven cholesterol drugs
costing millions: researcher
An increase in prescriptions for
cholesterol-lowering medications
which have unproven benefits for elderly patients, is costing B.C.'s health
care system millions of dollars, says a
UBC pharmacy researcher.
"Aggressive promotion by pharmaceutical companies and commercial food producers has heightened
consumer awareness of the potential
dangers of cholesterol," said James
McCormack, an assistant professor of
Pharmaceutical Sciences.
"This is partly responsible for the
increased demand by patients for lipid-
lowering agents."
In a survey ofthe prescription drug
use of 400,000 patients in B.C. over
the age of 65 between 1987 and 1991,
McCormack found that five per cent
of these patients received at least one
prescriptionforalipid-lowering medication.
Lipids are any one of a group of fats
which are insoluble in water. Cholesterol and triglycerides are the most
commonly found fats in the human
The results of four international
studies since
1975 which
evaluated the
impact of cholesterol-lowering drug
therapy indicate
little or no effect in overall
McCormack "While elevated serum cholesterol is likely a
risk factor for coronary artery disease,
there are no studies yet that show that
reducing serum cholesterol with drugs
or diet in patients over the age of 65
has any effect on morbidity or mortality," McCormack said.
Currently, there are 11 lipid-lower-
Jng medications available on the Canadian market. Pharmacare, B.C.'s
prescription drug plan, pays for most
medications of patients 65 years of
age and over.
Two of the older medications have
been identified as increasing mortality.
Pharmacare data shows that 300 patients
in B.C. over the age of 65 received prescriptions for these drugs in 1991.
McCormack is also concerned by
the number of elderly patients over the
age of 85 who are being prescribed
drugs for high cholesterol. Almost 200
patients over the age of 85 received
cholesterol-lowering agents last year.
He said that an individual would
have to live for 10 or 15 years to
experience any major benefits.
He feels that clinicians have a responsibility to question and evaluate
trials that study lipid-lowering agents
to understand the absolute impact they
have on morbidity and mortality.
In addition, patients need to take an
active role in questioning health care
professionals about therapies that are
recommended to them.
"Clinicians and patients both have
to be familiar with the risks associated
with medications and with the reality
of the benefits," McCormack said.
Professorrefutesbig brain claim
Male and female brains equal in size
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There's nothingfrosty about these snowmen, freshly baked and
decoratedby UBC Food Services' Christmas Bakeshop for the festive
season. Head baker Tom Zorbakis and his staff willproduce more
than l,500ofthe gingerbread treats. They are part ofthe 20,000
pieces oftraditional holiday bakedgoods, including mincemeattarts,
shortbread cookies and rum balls, that Food Services has been
feeding to students, faculty and staff since the 1950s.
A recent, well-publicized claim that
men have larger brains than women is
based on faulty statistical analysis,
says Dolph Schluter, an associate professor in the Dept. of Zoology. .
Schluter said the claim, made by
University of Western Ontario researcher Davison Ankney, can be refuted using a technique he teaches to
undergraduate students.
Ankney made front page headlines
recently with the claim that men's
brains are 100 grams heavier on average than women's, even after correcting for the difference in body size.
More controversy erupted when the
prestigious science journal Nature refused to publish a paper by Ankney's
colleague at Western, Philippe
Rushton, who claimed white men had
bigger brains than black men.
Schluter said the results of both
studies are flawed because of a common misapplication of a standard statistical method.
"I trick my students every year
with this problem," he said.
Schluter even uses the same data as
Ankney, collected from autopsies in
Cleveland, Ohio, to disprove the claim.
But instead of comparing the brain
size of men and women of equal
heights, as Ankney did, Schluter compared heights of men and women with
the same brain size.
If men actually do have larger brains
for their body size than women, then
men should be shorter than women of
equal brain weight.
But the opposite is true. Men are
more than 10 centimetres taller on
average than women with the same
brain weight. A similar conclusion is
reached when body weight is used for
"Looking at it this way, women
have larger brains, looking at it
Ankney's way, men have larger brains
— neither is correct. This is a paradox
known in statistics as the regression
effect," Schluter said. "There is no
difference between brain sizes of sexes
when corrected for body size.
"Of course, the real issue underlying this is intelligence. I have no way
of looking at that, and neither do
Rushton and Ankney," Schluter said.
"But we do know that Einstein had
a pretty average-sized brain."
Talks continue withAMS
Contractual arrangements between the
UBC'sadrninistranonand the Alma Mater
Society regarding the Aquatic Centre and
AMS plans to expand the Student Union
Building (SUB) should be ironed out
early in the new year.
"We fully expect negotiations to continue with a view to completing them
before the next board meeting," President
David Strangway said in a memorandum
circulated to the Board of Governorsand
On Sept. 30, the AMS put negotiations on hold until an agreement is
reached over the society's future participation in the SUB.
Addressing board members in No
vember, AMS President Martin Ertl
expressed concern that the university
was not willing to support any active
AMS involvement in future capital
projects on campus.
Bernard Sheehan, acting vice-president of student and academic services,
said the university is not opposed to
contractual agreements with the AMS.
Student board member Jaret Clay
presented the board with a four-point
resolution from the AMS asking that
the university honor existing contractual obligations and support future contracts with the society. The document
was tabled for discussion at the next
meeting of the board on Jan. 21.
Intramural Sports: Active bodies, lasting bonds
UBC's Intramural Sports department
wants your body. It doesn't matter which
group you fall into — faculty, staff, student,
alumni or member of the community —
Intramurals wants your body, and it'll take
your heart and mind too.
It's all part of Co-ordinator Nestor
Korchinsky's plan to improve the quality of
life on campus and promote lasting bonds
among these groups and the university.
Judging by the thousands of people running, jumping, cycling, canoeing and otherwise being terribly active around campus,
Intramurals is having great success in attracting participation in its programs.
Improving the quality of life on
For the record, Korchinsky says Intramurals'
goals are "to help integrate students into the
university environment, to encourage faculty
and staff participation, to promote community
involvement with the university and to enhance students' learning."
Korchinsky has seen UBC's intramurals
program steadily grow in popularity during his
26 years in the department. He estimates that
about 8,000 UBC students participate annually
in intramural sports,
with the number of
participants in all
1992 UBC intramural events exceeding
120,000—the largest total in Canada.
Many programs
are booked to capacity. This year, volleyball is filled to
the 180-team limit;
ball hockey is full at
124 teams; and October's Day of the Longboat
attracted its capacity of 260 teams, plus a waiting
list of 20 more.
Associate Co-ordinator Cathy Legg is proud
of Intramurals' professional structure, but points
out that the unit is still very much a student
operation. She should know; Legg put in three
years as a student administrator before joining
the unit professionally.
"For the 110 student administrators, it's a
chance to learn and grow as part of an organized, productive unit," she says. "We have all
the facets of business: personnel, finance, public relations, advertising and distribution, and
print and video production. But it's also a
chance for both administrators and participants
to meet students from all of the faculties, in
stead of just classmates."
Korchinsky is
pleased with the
profile Intramurals
enjoys on campus.
Events such as the
Arts '20 Relay,
Storm the Wall,
the UBC Triathlon
and Day of the
Longboat draw
thousands of participants and spectators.
"There are very few events that attract attention and participation from all over campus," he
says. "I call them 'gotta-be-there' events, like
Storm the Wall. An institution's character is
partially developed by events like these."
' ...and promoting lasting bonds with
the university.
During May's Congregation ceremonies,
Korchinsky was happy to hear a number of heads
of graduating classes mention intramural sports
in their descriptions of university life.
"I think Intramurals was referred to during
five of the eight ceremonies," he says. "That,
along with the growing media attention, makes
me think we're doing something right, that
we're perceived as an important part of campus life."
Some events, such as the relay, the
triathlon and the longboat competition, are
open to community participants.
"The outgoing president of the Canadian
Intramural Recreation Asssociation said this
year that the last frontier for intramural programs is community involvement, but UBC's
already there," says Korchinsky.
"Last year, 30 of the longboat teams —
that's 300 people — were from the community. Part of what we try to do is get community members to see these events as opportunities to enjoy themselves and be involved with
the university."
Mostly, Korchinsky would like UBC grads
to remember intramural sports as something
that helped to make their time on campus an
enjoyable, well-rounded experience.
"I hope," he explains, "that we're able to be
part of a package that helps graduates to remember their university years as some of their
best years, and that those grads will become
committed alumni and have lifelong involvements with UBC."
Intramurals' next major event is the UBC
Triathlon, set for Saturday, March 6. For more
information, call 822-6000. 4 UBCREPORTS December 10.1992
December 13
January 16
SUNDAY, DEC. 13   \
Christmas Concert
University Chamber Singers. Museum of
Anthropology Great Hall at 2:30pm. Free
with museum admission. Call 822-5087.
MONDAY, DEC. 14   j
Exploring The Clinical Utility Of Taxol. Dr.
Ken Swenerton, BC Cancer Agency.
University Hospital G279 from 12-1pm.
Call 822-6980.
Biology Seminar
Glutamate Racemase; Mechanism Determination Via Site-Directed
Mutagenesis. Martin Tanner, Chemistry.
IRC#4from3:30-4:30pm. Call Dr. Steve
Withers at 822-3402.
Botany Seminar
Flavonoids Of Umbellularia Califomica
(Lauraceae). Heather Neville, MSc candidate, Botany, BioSciences 2000 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Restoration Of Motion Of The Paralytic
Elbow. Drs. PeterGropper/BrentGraham.
Eye Care Centre Auditorium at 7am. Call
UBC Senate Meeting
The Senate, UBC's academic Parliament,
meets at 8pm in Room 102 of the Curtis
(Law) Building, 1822 East Mall.
Vancouver General Hospital
Evening Conference.
TBA. Chair: Dr. Robert W. McGraw. Eye
Care Centre Auditorium from 8-10pm.
Call 875-4646.
FRIDAY, DEC. 18    j
iAC$*-B«]l*ftjbi the facolty and
l&ITnewtqj-aperaftBel Diversity
of British Cvhunbla. It is pub-
lHJBdi fwjsumid Thursday by
IhcIIBC CoBUtuwlty Relations
Office, &)2SMeniorialRd., Vancouver, B.C., ViT 122.
For events in the period January 17 to January 30, notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar forms
no later than noon on Tuesday, January 5, to the Community Relations Office, Room 207,6328 Memorial Rd., Old Administration
Building. For more information call 822-3131. The next editionof UBC Reports will be published January 14. Notices exceeding
35 words may be edited The number of items for each faculty or department will be limited to four per issue.
The Management Of Dysfunctional
Uterine Bleeding - The St. Paul's Hospital
Approach. Drs. M. Garrey/Chipperfield/
K. Lim/H. Woo. University Hospital
Shaughnessy Site D308 at 8am. Call
Paediatrics Resident Case
CPC. Dr. Wendy Nusche; Dr. Glen Taylor,
pathologist. G.F. Strong Rehab. Centre
Auditorium at 9am. Call 875-2118.
Christmas Sale
The Collectable Earth In The UBC Geological Museum. GeoSciences 127 A from
1-9pm. 15-20%offonmineral/fossilspeci-
mens, mineral artworks, shirts (applies to
faculty/staff/students throughout December).    Call 822-4089.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds.
Cancelled until January 6, 1993.   Call
FRIDAY DEC. 25    |
Paediatrics Grand Rounds.
Cancelled. Call 875-2118.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds.
Cancelled until January 6, 1993.   Call
MONDAY JAN. 4    |
Mechanical Engineering
Simulation Of Diesel Engine Combustion. PatricOuellette, PhD student. Civil/
Mechanical Engineering 1202 from 3:30-
4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-6200/
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy And Public
Policy. Ms. Colleen Metge,
BSc (Pharm.), PhD candidate, Pharm. Admin.,
School of Pharmacy, U. of
Maryland. IRC #4 at
12:30pm. Call 822-2051.
Physics Colloquium
Double Beta Decay And The Neutrino
Mass.    Michael Moe, U. of California,
Irvine. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 822-
Health Care/Epidemiology
Grand Rounds.
Molecular Epidemiology. Dr. Michael
O'Shaughnessy, director, BC Centre for
Excellence in HIV/AIDS Research, St.
Paul's Hospital. James Mather 253 from
9-10am. Call 822-2772.
Chemical Engineering Weekly
Kinetics Of Pitch Pyrolysis. Chengqing
Yue, graduate student. ChemEngineering
206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
MONDAY, JAN. 11   |
Mechanical Engineering
The Introduction Of Opposing Jets With
Special Relevance To Recovery Furnaces. Jeffrey W. Quick, PhD student.
Civil/Mechanical Engineering 1202 from
3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
Dal Grauer Memorial Lectures
Richard Goode, piano.
Music Recital Hall at 7pm.
Adults $25, students/seniors $15 (3 events). Call
Ethics In Therapeutics. Dr. Vince
Sweeney, Biomedical Ethics, Vancouver
General Hospital. University Hospital
G279 from 12-1pm. Call 822-6980.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Constructing A Test Of Pharmacy Practice Knowledge. Dr. David Fielding, assoc.
prof., Pharmaceutical Admin., Pharmaceutical Sciences. IRC #4 at 12:30pm.
Call 822-2051.
French Lecture
Le Concept De Nation (Rousseau,
Michelet, Renan, Barres). Anne Simpson.
Buchanan Tower 799 at 2pm. Call 822-
Wednesday Noon Hour
Concert Series
John Rudolph, percussion; Martin
Berinbaum, trumpet; Robert Rogers, piano. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm.
Admission $2. Call 822-5574.
Dal Grauer Memorial Lectures
Richard Goode, piano. Music Recital Hall
at 7pm. Adults $14, students/seniors $7
(incl. 3 events). Call 822-5574.
Classics Lecture
Poetry Of Archaic Greece. Prof. Gregory
Nagy, Classics, Harvard U. Buchanan
D320 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2889.
Geography Colloquium Series
The Crisis Of Multinational Federations:
Reflections On The Canadian Case. Philip
Resnick, Political Science. Geography
201 from 3:30-5pm. Refreshments at
3:25pm. Call 822-5612.
UBC Senate Meeting
The Senate, UBC's academic Parliament,
meets at 8pm in Room 102 of the Curtis
(Law) Building, 1822 East Mall.
Classics Illustrated Lecture
Quarrying In Ancient
Lesbos. Mr. R.J.O. Millar.
Vancouver Museum Lecture Theatre at 8pm. Cof-'
fee/tea follows. Call 822-
Dal Grauer Memorial Lectures
Richard Goode, piano. Music Recital Hall
at 8pm. Adults $14, students/seniors $7
(incl. 3 events). Call 822-5574.
Arts One - Lectures In
Fifty-Seven Channels And Nothing On:
Arts History And The New World Disorder. Dr. Serge Guilbaut, Fine Arts. Arts
One Blue Room from 1 -2:30pm. Call 822-
Physics Colloquium
Computers In Upper Level Physics
Classes. Joe Rothberg, U. of Washington. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 822-
CICSR Distinguished Lecture
Software Engineering For Commercial Software Products. Dr. Morven
Gentleman, National Research
Council. IRC#6from4-5:30pm. Call
FRIDAY, JAN. 15    j
Health Care/Epidemiology
Grand Rounds
Risk Reduction Project For Drug Exposed
Infants. Dr. Elizabeth Whynot, Medical
Health Officer, Vancouver Health Dept.
James Mather 253 from 9-10am. Call
Chemical Engineering Weekly
Mammalian Cell Protein Production Using Controlled Release. RuminaSunderji,
graduate student. ChemEngineering 206
at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
Vancouver Institute Saturday
Night Lecture
Tombs And Treasures Of
Ancient Macedonia: Recent Discoveries In Ancient
Greece. Prof. Stella
Miller-Collet, director, Troy
Excavations. IRC #2 at
8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
Christmas Sale
Shop-ln-The-Garden. UBC Botanical
Garden daily from 11am-5pm. Call 822-
Orchid Sale
Horticulture Greenhouse every Monday
from December-February from 8:30am-
3:30pm. Call 822-3283.
Campus Tours
School and College Liaison Office Friday
morning tours for prospective UBC students. Reserve one week in advance.
Call 2-4319.
UBC Speakers Bureau
Would your group like to know more about
topics ranging from genetic modelling:
the new science to computers-of-the-fu-
ture? Choose from more than 400 topics.
Call 822-6167 (24 hr. ans. machine).
Frederic Wood Theatre
Sticks And Stones by James Reaney.
January 13-23 at 8pm. Adults $10, students/seniors $7, preview Wed. 2 for $10.
Call 822-2678 or drop by Room 207 in
Theatre Building.
Executive Programmes
Business seminars. Dec. 14-15: Employment Law for Managers, $550; Engineer as Manager, $895. Jan. 11-15:
Essential Management Skills, $1375. Call
ESL Evening Programs
Eleven courses include conversation skills,
speaking skills for seminars/meetings, basic writing/grammar, advanced composition, TOEFL preparation. Twice a week
beginning Jan. 18/93. Call 222-5208.
Computer Applications For
Learn about microcomputers or
WordPerfect 5.0 and improve your English language skills at the same time.
Tuesday evenings beginning January 26.
Call 222-5208.
English Language Institute
Business Communication
Downtown business communication
course for non-native speakers of English. Held Mon/Wed, Jan. 26-Mar. 18 at
the Women's Resource Centre on Robson
St. Call 222-5208.
Professional Development For
Intensive weekend workshop: Managing
The Language Classroom. Evening workshops include educational field trips,
teaching reading comprehension, reflecting on the teaching of writing. Beginning
January 19. Call 222-5208. UBCREPORTS December 10.1992       5
December 13-
Fine Arts Gallery
Tues.-Fri. from 10am-5pm.
Saturdays 12-5pm. Free
admission. Main Library.
Call 822-2759.
Sexual Harassment Office
Advisors are available to discuss
questions or concerns and are prepared to help any member of the
UBC community who is being sexually harassed, find a satisfactory
resolution. Call Margaretha Hoek at
Statistical Consulting/
Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the Department of
Statistics to provide statistical advice to
faculty and graduate students working on
research problems. Forms for appointments available in Ponderosa Annex C-
210. Call 822-4037.
Surplus Equipment Recycling
Facility (SERF)
Disposal of all surplus items. Currently
offering misc. fall specials. Every Wednesday, 12-5pm. Task Force Bldg., 2352
Health Sciences Mall. Call Rich at 822-
Clinical Research Support
Faculty of Medicine data analysts supporting clinical research. To arrange a
consultation, call Laura Slaney 822-
Professional Fitness Appraisal
Administered by Physical Education
and Recreation through the John M.
Buchanan Fitness and Research
Centre. Students $40, others $50.
Call 822-4356.
Home Economics Study
Volunteers (especially
men) who have taken
Home Economics
courses in the last 20yrs
are needed for a nationwide study on the usefulness of these courses. Completion of questionnaire required. All
information will be confidential. Call
Dr. Linda Peterat at 822-4808.
Child Studies Research
Is your baby between 2 and 22 months?
Join UBC's Child Studies Research Team
for lots of fun. Call Dr. Baldwin at 822-
Psychiatry Research Studies
Medication Treatment For People With
Depression. Call Annie Kuan/Dr. R. A.
Remick at 822-7321.
Medication Treatment For People With
Winter Depression. CallArvinderGrewal/
Dr. R. Lam at 822-7321.
Behaviour Study
Do you check or clean too much? Psychology is looking for people who repeatedly check (e.g. locks, stoves) or clean
excessively to participate in a study. Call
High Blood Pressure Clinic
Adult volunteers needed to participate in
drug treatment studies. Call Dr. J. Wright
in Medicine at 822-7134 or RN Marion
Barker at 822-7192.
Drug Research Study
Male and female volunteers required for Genital
Herpes Treatment Study.
Sponsoring physician: Dr.
Stephen Sacks, Medicine/
Infectious Diseases. Call
Heart/Lung Response Study
At rest and during exercise. Volunteers
aged 35 years and more and of all fitness
levels required. No maximal testing;
scheduled at your convenience. Call
Marijke Dallimore, School of Rehab. Medicine, 822-7708.
Nutrition Study
Seeking female vegetarian/non-vegetarian, non-
smoker volunteers, between 20-40yrs of age for
a study on menstrual status, diet and bone. Honorarium $50. Call
Christina 228-1606.
Jock Itch Study
Volunteers 18-65 years of age are
needed to attend 5 visits over an 8-
week period. Honorarium: $100 to be
paid upon completion. Call Dermatology at 874-6181.
Faculty/Staff Badminton Club
Fridays from 6:30-8:30pm in Gym A of the
Robert Osborne Centre. Cost is $15 plus
library card. Call John at 822-6933.
Late Afternoon Curling
Space available at Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre from 5-7:15pm.
Beginners and experienced curlers
welcome. Call Alex at 738-7698 or
Paul (evenings) at 224-0835.
Pacific Spirit Regional Park
Autumn program brochures are now
available for all-ages as well as children's recreational/nature-study outings. Pick up from the Park Centre at
16th, west of Blanca or the GVRD
main office in Burnaby. Call 432-
Botanical Garden
Open daily from 10am-6pm. Free
winter admission in effect. Call 822-
Nitobe Memorial Garden
^1 The long-awaited op-
^OV portunity to restore the
wBF Nitobe Garden to its
^^w' original character takes
'"^^^ place through Mar. 31/
93. During this period,
the garden will be closed to the public. For more information call 822-
Magnetometer unearths B.C.'s past
For 10 years, UBC Classics Professor Hector Williams and his trusty
magnetometer - an instrument that
looks part metal detector, part toilet
plunger - have scoured the countrysides of Greece and Turkey in search
of buried archeological treasure. Together, they have helped locate ancient temples, roads and entire cities.
Last fall, for the first time, Williams
wielded the awkward wand over Canadian soil and identified another city
of sorts.
"Between Disciplines"
5-6 March, 1993
At the UBC Asian Centre
(1871 West Mall)
This symposium is sponsored by the Faculties of Applied Science, Arts,
Commerce, Graduate Studies and Science, and by the Office of the Vice-
President for Research.
Friday, March 5th
Dr. Ursula Franklin, distinguished Canadian scientist, educatorand humanitarian
will give the keynote address at 7:30 pm on Friday. Her title is: "Going Fishing
Together — The Practice of Interdisciplinary." (OPEN TO ALL - NO CHARGE).
Saturday, March 6th
Dr. Julie Thompson Klein, Professor of Humanities at Wayne State and author of
Interdisciplinarity: History, Theory and Practice, will present the plenary lecture on
Saturday at 9:00 am.
March 6th continues with Workshops (by registration) and panel discussions.
Some workshop topics are; "Promotion and Tenure for the Interdisciplinary Scholar/
Teacher," "Interdisciplinarity and 'Area Studies'," "Constructing the Inter or Multi-
disciplinary Research Program," and "Creating New Cross-Faculty Interdisciplinary
Programs and Courses." The closing panel, "Incentives and Disincentives for Change,"
will consider ways of facilitating change at UBC.
Dr. Louise Dandurand (SSHRC) and Dr. Robert McAlpine (NSERC) will be
participating in the day's work.
Further information on the workshops and registration will be available in January.
Dr. S.Grace
Dr. S. Mindess
Applied Science
Dr. D. Wehrung
Dr. L. Ricou
Grad. Studies
Dr. J. Sams
"We won't know for sure until we
get down and do some actual digging
but there are definitely some significant features down there," said
Williams, whose assistance was requested by a team of UBC anthropologists at a dig east of Mission.
Michael Blake, an associate professor of anthropology, spent five
weeks earlier this year with a crew of
students unearthing a skeleton from
one of about two dozen burial mounds
found on the site.
Blake returned in late October with
Williams and a 14-member team to
confirm that the area contained more
than human bones. The team's week-
long project was funded by the Faculty of Arts Teaching and Learning
Enhancement Fund.
Designed for mineral exploration,
the magnetometer locates buried objects and structures by measuring their
magnetism at surface level. A computer printout of readings at Blake's dig
shows "conspicuous anomalies" underfoot.
Parallel to the long row of burial
mounds, the magnetometer picked up
a steady line of magnetic readings that
could be hearths, storage pits or clusters of rock on the floors of ancient
Remnants from a fireplace unearthed at the site earlier in the summer produced a radiocarbon date of
about 2,200 years. A rib bone from the
skeleton proved to be about 1,300
years old.
"For the first time ever in B.C.
archeology, we now know the age of a
burial mound site," said Blake. "We
could only guess at their age before."
Further tests of the skeletal bones,
believed to be those of a tribal chief,
will determine the man's diet.
Kathryn Bernick, one ofthe arche-
Photo by Charles Ker
Professor Hector Williams, shown here with a magnetometer,pioneered the use of geophysicaltechniques for archeologicaldiscovery at
Stymphalos, Greece.
ologists who returned to the site in
October, discovered fish bones and
charcoal in a water-logged terrace just
below the burial area. Blake said the
find is important because it provides
clear evidence of the existence of ancient fisheries along the river.
"There are no other examples of
this in the area," he said. "When more
work is carried out it may help us to
prove that people weren't just catching fish but smoking, drying and storing them too."
Blake added that use of the
magnetometer avoids disturbing the
sacred site unnecessarily with digging.
And when the shovels are brought out,
students can look to the magnetic read-
ings for the best place to start.
Lying opposite the Scowlitz Band
reserve at the confluence ofthe Harrison
and Fraser rivers, Blake believes the artifacts and structural features found on the
site indicate that it was an important
village occupied for at least 2,200 years
up until the late 1800s. 6 UBCREPORTS December 10,1992
Notes from the Board of Governors' meeting - November 19,1992
The Board of Governors, at its
meeting of November 19,1992, approved the following recommendations andreceived notice about the
following items.
R.L. Evans, Associate Dean, Faculty of Applied Science, September 1,
1992 to June 30,1995.
M.S. Davies, Associate Dean, Faculty of Applied Science, September 1,
1992 to June 30,1995.
S. Mindess, Associate Dean, Faculty of Applied Science, September 1,
1992 to June 30, 1995.
J.C. Hogg, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Medicine, July 1,1992 to June
James Thompson, Head, Department of Animal Science, July 1,1992
to June 30,1997 and Professor, July 1,
1992 without term.
Elvi Whittaker, Acting Head, Department of Anthropology & Sociology,
September 1,1993 to August 31,1994.
Eva-Marie Kroller, Chair, Programme in Comparative Literature,
July 1, 1993'to June 30, 1996.
Michael Ames, Director, Museum
of Anthropology, July 1,1992 to June
30, 1997.
Don Allison, Acting Head, Department of Educational Psychology
& Special Education, September 1,
1992 to December 31, 1992.
Paul Robert Steiner, Acting Head,
Department of Harvesting and Wood
Science, July 1,1992 to June 30,1993.
K. Fletcher, Acting Head, Department of Geological Sciences, July 1,
1992 to June 30, 1993.
David L. Williams, ActingHead,
Department of Physics, October 1,
1992 to January 31, 1993.
Eunice Li-Chan, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science,
July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1994.
MohamedS.Gadala, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 1,1992 to July 31,1995.
Patricia Duff, Assistant Profes
sor, Department of Language Education, January 1,1993toJune30,1995.
Richard Hegele, Instructor II, Department of Pathology .July 1,1992 to
June 30, 1993.
George Haughn, Associate Professor, Department of Botany, May 1,
1993 to June 30, 1995.
George Tsiknis, Instructor I, Department of Computer Science, November 1, 1992 to June 30, 1994.
Michael Ward, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, July
1, 1992 to June 30, 1994.
Philip Stamp, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, September 1, 1992 to June 30, 1994.
Jeff Young, Associate Professor,
Department of Physics, January 1,
1993 to June 30, 1996.
The Board accepted the following
resignations with regret.
F.G. Berry, Professor, Department
of Electrical Engineering, November
30, 1992.
Gregory Richards, Assistant Professor, Department of Metals & Materials Engineering, December 20, 1992.
Martin Meissner, Professor, Department of Anthropology & Sociology, November 30, 1992.
Dare Baldwin, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, June
30, 1993.
James Thornton, Professor, Depart-
ment of Administrative, Adultand Higher
Education, November 30,1992.
Stan Blank, Professor, Department
of Educational Pyschology and Special Education, November 30, 1992.
Walter Boldt, Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and
Special Education, November 30,
Geraldine Snyder, AssistantPro-
fessor, Department of Language Education, November 30, 1992.
Joe McNeel, Assistant Professor,
Department of Harvesting and Wood
Science, June 30, 1992.
Gordon Matheson, Assistant Professor, School of Rehabilitation Medicine, June 30, 1992.
W.B. Schofield,Professor,Depart-
ment of Botany, November 30, 1992.
The following faculty member has
been granted appointment without
Leslie Arnovick, English
The following librarians have been
granted confirmed appointments.
Lynne Redenbach
David Reimer
The following Programme Director in the Centre for Continuing Education has been granted a confirmed
Francis Andrew
The Board approved thefollowing recommendations from Senate
concerning changes in department
names and a chair as follows:
School of Rehabilitation Medicine
to the School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Biochemistry to the
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Department of Anaesthesiology to
the Department of Anaesthesia
Department of Harvesting and
Wood Science to the Department of
Wood Science
Chair in Fisheries Oceanography
to the Chair in the Ocean Environment
and its Living Resources
Adoption of British Columbia Building Code
The Board approved a recommendation thateffective December 1,1992,
the British Columbia Building Code is
adopted for use on the UBC Campus;
and that henceforth any amendments
or updates recognized and adopted by
the Province of British Columbia will
be automatically recognized and
adopted by the University.
Institute of Asian Research - Building Facilities Program Brief
The Board approved a Facilities
Program Brief dated October 1992,
prepared by Campus Planning and
Development as a basis for further
planning for the Institute of Asian
Research Building.
Central Library - Phase I
A Predesign Report dated October
1992( Volumes 1 and 2) for the Central
Library - Phase One which had been
prepared by the collaborative of Aitken
Wreglesworth Associates and Arthur
Erickson was approved as the basis for
further planning and detailed design
of the project.
Marine Drive Parkade
The University Administration was
authorized to apply to the Minister of
Advanced Education, Training &
Technology and the Minister of Finance (as required under Section 55
(1) of the University Act) to borrow
funds for construction of the Marine
Drive Parkade.
In addition,.Campus Planning
& Development was authorized
to proceed with preparation of
documents and tendering of the
Marine Drive Parkade project
which will provide approximately
1,000 parking stalls.
St. Andrew's Hall - Authorization
to proceed with Student Housing
Under the terms of the existing
lease between the University and St.
Andrew's Hall, the Board authorized
St. Andrew's to proceed with the
design and construction of approximately 66,000 gross sq. ft. of student
housing. The University will arrange to borrow funding for the
project from the provincial government on St. Andrew's behalf.
The student housing will be located on the vacant lot next to the
theological college. The lot is
part ofthe land leased in 1956 to
the College by the University under a 999-year lease. The project
is consistent with the mandate set
out in St. Andrew's Hall Incorporation Ac«, and complements the
University's objective to develop
an environment of living and
learning in college settings.
Brock Hall Addition
The Board authorized Campus
Planning & Development to proceed
with completion of the Brock Hall
Addition project using the construction management format.
November   30,    1992
Dear Colleagues:
Some time ago, the University Health and Safety Committee established a project team to
develop a policy statement on the use of pesticides on campus.
This draft policy, with emphasis on integrated pest management and selective use of
chemicals, represents what is considered to be a reasonable balance between indiscriminate use
of these substances and total prohibition of their use.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the project team members for their work.
Dr. D.J. Farquhar. Chair,
Director, Student Health Services
S.J. Kelly, Co-Chair
Research Scientist, Dept of Health Care and Epidemiology
George Haid
Head Gardener, Plant Operations
Bob Kantymir
Greenhouse Manager, Dept. of Botany
Dr. John A. McLean
Professor, Dept. of Forest Sciences
Dr. R. Morrison, Associate Professor,
Dept. of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine Division
Christia Roberts
Greenhouse Manager, Dept. of Plant Sciences
Tom Wheeler, Horticulturist, UBC Botanical Gardens
Your suggestions/comments on the draft are invited by December 31, 1992.
Please direct them to Libby Nason, c/o President's Office.
Yours sincerely,
David W. Strangway
SUBJECT: Pesticide Use
VICE PRESIDENT RESPONSIBLE: Vice President Administration
& Finance
To regulate use of pesticides on land
sites and buildings under the control
of the University.
Pesticides may be used on University
land sites and buildings by employees
ofthe University or contractors to the
University provided the procedures
below for safety, environmental protection and information are followed.
The responsibility for the use of pesticides on land sites and buildings under
the direct control of the University
rests with Administrative Heads of
Units and the use is reviewed by the
Chemical Safety Committee under the
authority of the President.
Users of pesticides are required to
comply with Provincial and Federal
regulations. Research use of pesticides is not exempt from these regulations.
Integrated Pest management (IPM)
should be implemented wheneverpos-
sible. IPM is defined as knowledge of
pests and their life cycle to aid in their
control through the combination of
the use of cultural and biological controls and selective chemical methods.
This strategy will minimize pesticide
use. Until IPM is taught as part of the
provincial certification program, the
University will offer courses on IPM
to applicators arranged through the
Department of Occupational Health
and Safety.
Users of pesticides on UBC lands are
required to have, or be under continuous audio or visual contact with a
person with, a current Pesticide Applicator's Certificate.
Supervisors for service licenses are
responsible for reporting to the Chemical Safety Committee and the B. C.
Ministry of Environment an annual
summary of pesticide use which in
cludes: date of acquisition; amount
required; date, place of use and amount
used; inventory.
Storage of pesticides conforms to government regulations regarding security of premises, protection of materials from the environment, proper
labeling of material, suitable containers for the material and inventory requirements.
Disposal methods of pesticides and
their emptied containers follows government regulations and is arranged
by consultation with the Chemical
Safety Committee.
Warning signs for storage and sprayed
areas conforms to the standards set out
by the Department of Plant Operations and the Workers' Compensation
Please consult with the Chemical
Safety Committee Chair, Dr. James
Farmer, Department of Chemistry.
Psychologist develops    Participation key to recycling programs
interview method for
child victims of crime
John Yuille's move into forensic
psychology was prompted, in part, by
a desire to get out of the lab.
After more than a decade of laboratory-based research on human learning and memory, the UBC Psychology professor wanted to experience
something "more real-world."
Today, 12 years later, he has established himself as a leading expert in
the often all-too-real world of memory
and crime; in particular, children and-
"No one had ever investigated a
child victim's or witness's memory
for crime," said Yuille. "Researchers
had used students pretending to be
witnesses to pretend crimes, but never
the real thing."
In the mid-1980s, as Canadian incidents of child abuse began to surface
with alarming regularity, Yuille
learned that there was no set procedure for interviewing the children involved. This discovery prompted him
to develop the first systematic method
for obtaining a true account of a child's
recollection of a crime.
Yuille's "step-wise interview" has
since been adopted as the standard
interviewing technique in Nova Scotia,
New Brunswick and Quebec, the states
of Colorado and New York, and overseas in England and Wales. And as
interest in the step-wi se program escalates, so too have the demands on
Yuille's time.
Earlier this year the professor pre-
sentedhisresearch to England's House
of Lords and appeared as an expert
analyst on the CBS TV news program
60 Minutes.
Last month, he spent five days training police and social workers in the
suburban community of Martinsville,
Saskatchewan, where seven adults, including the former police chief, are
accused of sexually assaulting children at a local daycare. Yuille was
brought in as a special consultant to
assess the quality of the police interviews.
"The sad fact is that most police
and social workers have no prior training with these types of situations,"
said Yuille. 'They rely on trial and
error, which is costly not only to any
criminal investigation, but more importantly, to the victims themselves."
A recent survey conducted by
Yuille of child interviews performed
in several B.C. communities found
that many interviewers fail to establish a rapport with the child, commonly use leading questions and are
often embarrassed about what th'ey
have to discuss.
The step-wise program counteracts
these tendencies by allowing the children to retell their version of events
without unnecessary interruption or
interference. By reducing the trauma
in recollecting a crime, research shows
the children reveal more information
about an incident.
'Too often an interviewer is looking after a separate agenda rather than
helping the child recreate his or her
own memory," said Yuille.
While research has shown that more
than 90 per cent of abuse claims are
valid, Yuille says the few false disclosures nonetheless reflect badly on the
credibility of all child testimony.
For the last two years, Yuille's
step-wise program has been tested with
about 160 police and social service
workers in Burnaby and Prince
George. Early in the new year, the
Ministry of Social Services, which
funded the test,
is expected to
circulate information on the
step-wise program to police
and social service agencies
across the province.
to Yuille, feedback from the testing exercise and its
225 videotaped interviews has all been
positive. Whether the step-wise
method leads to more prosecutions or
convictions has yet to be determined.
In the meantime, Yuille is working
on a new, study examining how mothers cope upon hearing news that their
child or children have been abused.
For more information call 822-3128.
People on campus must feel they are
an important part of a larger effort to
recycle if such programs are to succeed, a
recent workshop at UBC was told.
"Initiatives such as recycling will be
successful only if every person behaves
as a responsible citizen ofthe larger community and takes some ownership of the
waste management problem," said Bill
Fomich, chair ofthe Greater Vancouver
Regional District's solid waste management committee.
Fomich was speaking at a waste
reduction and recycling workshop co-
sponsored by UBC and the GVRD.
The workshop was designed to give
recycling co-ordinators and facilities
managers from B.C. colleges and universities an opportunity to gather information and discuss ideas related to
waste reduction and recycling.
UBC President David Strangway
urged participants to act as leaders at their
institutions and help guide administrative
responses to environmental problems.
Workshop co-host Brenda Jagroop,
educational institutions can play an important role in leading future generations
toward more sustainable social goals.
She stressed the need to utilize ex-
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The University of British Columbia
Under clause 58 of the University Act the President of the
University has authority to impose discipline on students for academic
and non-academic offences. In the past the nature of the offences dealt
with and the penalties imposed have not been generally made known on
the campus. In 1991 it was decided that a summary should be published
on a regular basis of matters referred to the President and ofthe discipline,
if any, imposed without disclosing the names of the students involved.
This is the second summary. It covers the period March 1,1992
to September 30,1992. For each case, the events and the discipline, if any,
imposed are set out below.
1. In an examination a student had formulae programmed into a
calculator. In the exceptional circumstances of the case it was decided
that discipline should not be imposed.
2. A student while intoxicated entered a university building and
took away some equipment. The student was required to pay the value of
the equipment to the university and a letter of reprimand was placed in the
student's file.
3. In an examination a student had formulae programmed into a
calculator. In the exceptional circumstances of the case it was decided
that discipline should not be imposed.
4. A student, who it was established had attended a mid-term
examination, did not hand in a paper and alleged he had not been at the
examination. He was awarded a mark of zero in the course, and
suspended for four months.*
5. A student took a "crib sheet" into an examination. He received
a mark of zero in the course and was suspended for six months.*
* In all cases in which a student is suspended a notation is entered
on the student's transcript. At any time after two years have elapsed from
the date of his or her graduation the student may apply to the President to
exercise his discretion to remove the notation.
Normally students under disciplinary suspension from UBC may not
take courses at other institutions for transfer of credit back to UBC.
isting administrative and academic
resources when organizing a campus
waste reduction program.
Dick Buggeln, waste reduction coordinator at the GVRD, and the other
workshop co-host, said co-operation
among students, faculty, staff and administration are key ingredients for
the success of a program.
Other invited speakers discussed
topics related to waste reduction and
recycling including: program evaluation and communication; the waste
audit process; an in-depth case study
of Kwantlen College's recycling efforts; and available funding and information resources.
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of recent good weather to do a bit of carolling on Main Mall.
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Canada a leader in pay equity
Canada's experience with pay
' equity (also referred to as comparable worth or equal pay for work of
equal value) is of interestfor several
Perhaps foremost, Canada has
gone further than any other country
in adopting and implementing the
policy. Second, the debate in Canada
has largely gone beyond whether
the policy should be adopted, to
how it best should be implemented
— the issues of design, implementation and administration are at the
forefront of the policy debate. Jn
addition, the policy has been in place
in some jurisdictions for a sufficient
time that some lessons are emerging.
Finally, the viability of a broad
application of pay equity will be
tested as Canada increasingly faces
global competition, especially under free trade with the United States,
where such policies have been put
on hold.
Pay equity rests on job evaluation procedures and should be distinguished from conventional equal
pay which limits comparisons to the
same occupation, and to substan
tially similar work. All Canadian jurisdictions have equal pay legislation.
Most have more recently adopted some
form of pay equity, generally restricted
to the public sector, either legislatively, or in practice.
In Quebec and the federal jurisdiction, where the legislation applies to
the private sector, almost all cases
have been in the public sector. In
jurisdictions where the legislation is
restricted to the public sector, it is
generally proactive in that employees
are required to initiate job evaluation
procedures and provide the wage adjustments to achieve pay equity,
whether or not a complaint has been
made, or there is prior evidence of
discrimination. Ontario is unique in
the world, in that pay equity is both
proactive and applies to the private
Pay equity has the potential to reduce a substantial portion of the fe-
male-maleeamingsgap (perhaps one-
quarter to one-third of the gap) because it can deal with earnings differences that arise from occupational segregation.
Empirical evidence indicates that
occupational segregation accounts for
a larger component of the gap than
does wage discrimination within the
same occupation, and especially within
the same establishment. However,
because pay equity legislation applies
only to earnings differences in the
same establishment, it does not deal
with that portion of the gap that arises
because of the segregation of women
into low wage establishments and industries. The scope of pay equity is also
limited try situations where male, comparator groups do not exist, and by earnings
differences arising in mixed or predominantly male occupations.
Perhaps because they are relatively
new, pay equity initiatives have not
yet been subject to any comprehensive analysis of their impacts. However, some generalizations can be made
based on more limited information:
1. Earlier policies of equal pay for
equal work had no impact on narrowing the male-female earnings gap, perhaps because their scope was limited
to complaints based on comparisons
within the same occupation and establishment.
2. The complaints-based pay eq-
.uity systems that have been in place in
Quebec and the federal jurisdiction
since the late 1970s have led to few
awards so far.  However, when they
have been made, the magnitudes of
the wage awards have been substantial, generally 10 per cent or more.
3. In the proactive system that has
been in place in the Manitoba civil
service since 1985, pay equity adjustments were in the neighborhood of 15
per cent in the female-dominated jobs,
and this amounted to about 3.3 per
cent of payroll over a four-year period. The adjustments raised the overall ratio of female to male wages in the
civil service from .82 to .87, thereby
closing about 28 per cent of the earnings gap.
4. Although systematic information on adjustments under the proactive
Ontario legislation is not yet available, the magnitude and diversity have
been substantial in the cases reported
to date. Settlements have ranged from
$400 to more than $13,000 in.annual
earnings, and average about 20 per
-5. While there is this selective
evidence on the impact of pay equity
adjustments on the wages of recipients, there is no Canadian evidence on
indirect effects such as:
disemployment effect for recipients;
effects on total employment of men
and women; impacts on occupational
segregation as women may tend to
stay in the now higher wage female-
dominated jobs, butmales may also
enter them in response to the higher
pay; and the impact on the collective bargaining process and its outcomes.
In most aspects of social and
labor market policy, Canada's approach falls between that of the
U.S. and that of much of Europe.
Pay equity is an exception to this
rule of thumb. Views on the wisdom of this policy range widely —
from those who are strong advocates, to those sympathetic with the
objective but skeptical that the
policy will achieve its goals, to those
strongly opposed to this intervention in wage determination. Clearly
the Canadian experience with this
policy experiment bears continued
Craig R iddell is head of the Dept.
of Economics at UBC. His forum
piece is based on an article co-
authored with Morley Gunderson
of the University of Toronto titled
Comp arable Worth: Canada's Experience, published in Contemporary Policy Issues, Vol. 10, July
Teaching guide to help integrate students with disabilities
Tape-recorded textbooks, oral exams and volunteer notetakers are just
some of the suggestions outlined in a
handbook aimed at helping UBC professors, instructors and staff integrate
people with disabilities into classroom
and campus life.
Produced by UBC's Disability
Resource Centre (DRC), Teaching
Students with Disabilities is a compact, 70-page reference guide which
has been sent to more than 2,000 faculty and staff.
"When teaching students with disabilities, it's
important to consider the
communication needs ofthe
student," said Ruth Warick,
DRC director. "In the case
of blind students, when
pointing to a flip chart, it is
essential to also verbalize
the information."
Warick said the handbook was
written as a practical guide to assist
faculty and staff in providing the nec-
"When teaching students with
disabilities, it's important to consider the communication needs of
the student."
- Ruth Warick
essary accomodations which enable
disabled students at UBC to meet and
maintain the academic standards of a
The handbook defines
several major categories of
physical disabilities and offers practical advice on such
things as how to vary the
format of assignments and
The teaching handbook
was the primary resource
during a recent instructional seminar
sponsored by the DRC for faculty and
other teaching staff. The DRC has also
delivered a series of training sessions
on disability awareness and instructional strategies for student services
and library staff. More seminars are
planned in other parts of campus in the
coming year.
The DRC is also putting together an
information handbook for students with
disabilities who want a detailed account
of services that are available on campus.
Copies of the faculty handbook are
available by contacting the DRC at
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