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Fall Congregation 7 998
Hilary Thomson photo
Computer Science graduate Rita Dilek speaks four languages, has a
master's degree in mathematics from Harvard, and uses an electronic
device called Braille and Speak to receive computer information and
transcribe lectures. Her greatest struggle however, she says, was returning
to school after her studies were disrupted for almost a year.
CBC journalist earns
Great Trekker award
A distinguished CBC Television journalist who has trekked across Canada and
around the world to bring Canadians information on issues that
affect their lives has been
named the 1998 recipient
ofthe Great Trekker Award.
Eve Savory graduated
from UBC in 1969 with a
BA in Asian Studies.
"I am incredibly honoured," says Savory. 'The
Great Trekker Award links
the alumni back to the
students again and forges
a new bond between generations.
"I remember hearing
about the award when I
was a student at UBC, but
I never dreamed that I would receive it."
The award is given by UBC students to
people who become prominent through
achievements in their chosen fields and
who make special contributions to the
Previous recipients include social ac-
tivist Jim Green, philanthropists Cecil
and Ida Green and author Pierre Berton.
With the opening ofthe Sing Tao School
of Journalism and the
80th anniversary of The
Ubyssey, the Alma Mater
Society (AMS) felt it fitting
to recognize ajoumalistof
Savory's stature with the
Great Trekker Award.
"Eve Savory has contributed greatly to informing
Canadians about a wide-
range of important topics,"
says AMS alumni commissioner, Dennis Visser.
Savory has done it all
in her 24 years with CBC
News, from general assignment duties in Vancouver to regional parliamentary reporter
in Ottawa and national reporter in Saskatchewan and Alberta. She rose to
prominence as the medical, science, environment and technology specialist for
the network.
See TREKKER Page 2
Graduates set, meet
challenging goals
by Hilary Thomson
Staff writer
Capturing and storing information provides Rita Dilek with challenges both
professional and personal. Dilek, who
graduates this month with a master's
degree in Computer Science, is blind.
She is one of more than 2,000 UBC
students graduating during Fall Congregation at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Nov. 26 and 27.
Her thesis examines how to provide
system support where computers are
handling large volumes of data generated
by multimedia programs.
Originally from Turkey, Dilek learned
French from her parents and Spanish
from her grandparents. She studied English in high school and was fluent by the
time she attended Boston's Brandeis University.
After graduating with an undergraduate degree in psychology and mathematics, she went to Harvard to obtain a master's degree in mathematics.
"I worked in the computer field for some
time and I could fix many problems but I
See GOALS Page 3
More Congregation
stories, see page 3
John Chong photo
Seeing The Vision
Members of UBC's Board of Governors, Alma Mater Society President
Vivian Hoffman and other campus representatives joined President
Martha Piper as she met with Biology 120 students on Nov. 19 to kick off
the campus launch of Trek 2000, UBC's vision for the 21st century. Trek
2000 was approved by the Board of Governors at its November meeting,
after having been endorsed by Senate in October. "Trek 2000, which sets
out a series of principles, goals, strategies and operational timetables, is
critical as we head into the 21st century," said Piper. "It is a result of over
14 months of extensive consultation, both on and off the campus."
Hoffman encouraged students to take a role in shaping the university's
future. "This document has a lot of things in it that students can be excited
about," she said. For a summary of Trek 2000, please turn to page 12.
We're Waiting
Forum: Put patients first to reduce hospital waiting lists, says a U.S. expert
FareWell 11
In Memoriam: President Martha Piper pays tribute to Frank Eastham
enquiries into
the Odd and     ..
the ordinary"
UBC Dept. of English; Royal Society of Canada
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www.research.ubc.ca 2 UBC Reports • Nov. 26, 1998
UBC maintains ranking in
national university survey
UBC has maintained its position as the fourth overall medical/doctoral university in
Maclean's annual ranking of
Canadian universities. UBC has
consistently ranked fourth since
The University of Toronto
placed first, followed by Queen's
and McGill universities in the
category which compares universities with a broad range of
PhD programs, research and
medical schools.
In an essay accompanying the
rankings, UBC President Martha
Piper was quoted as citing learning environment and internationalization as the two most
important issues facing the university. Piper hopes to see international co-operative education
in place in all UBC faculties and
schools by 2003.
"Co-op is not job training,"
Piper says. "It's experience in the
world of work, and if that work
can be international, all the better. This is a global environment
we're entering, and the leaders
of tomorrow will be citizens of
the world, culturally fluid in every
The survey shows UBC has
the highest number of full-time
faculty with PhD degrees in the
country at 98.2 per cent.
In student services, the survey shows UBC second only to
the Universiry of Toronto. The
Continued from Page 1
For the past fouryears. Savory
has continued her special interests in the environment and science as a documentary reporter
for The National Magazine.
The AMS cited the range of
Savory's subjects, such as documentaries on the Voyager spacecraft mission to Neptune and a
young girl's experience of a bone
marrow transplant. Savory also
covered the AIDS epidemic in its
Savory's work has been acknowledged by a string of top
In 1995, she received the
Royal Canadian Institute's
Sanford Fleming Medal for outstanding achievements in promoting knowledge and understanding of science among Canadians. In 1990 the B.C. Science Council established the Eve
Savory Award for Science Communication.
"It is my sense that journalists in Canada are intimidated
by science and yet we know that
science is shaping our lives in
ways we barely understand,"
Savory says. "To be honoured as
a science journalist is an affirmation that the students recognize the importance of communicating science to Canadians."
Savory will be honoured at a
special ceremony in the Art Gallery ofthe Student Union Building Dec. 2 at 3 p.m.
The Great Trekker award, established in 1950, commemorates the Great Trek of Oct. 28,
1922, when 1,200 UBC students
marched from the university's
temporary home on the Fairview
site to Point Grey to pressure the
government to complete work on
the university's buildings, still
unfinished after 15 years.
percentage of UBC's total operating expenditures devoted to
student services is 4.82 per cent.
UBC ranks third for the
number of students per 1,000
who won national awards (7.8
per cent), the number of graduate students from abroad (19.1
per cent ) and library holdings
(7.58 million).
The average entering grade at
UBC is 84.8 per cent.
In the comprehensive university category, Simon Fraser University came first and the University of Victoria fourth overall.
The University of Northern Brit
ish Columbia came ninth in its
category of primarily undergraduate universities.
The Maclean's survey compares universities with similar
structures and mandates using
such factors as research funding and diversity of offerings.
It ranks them on statistics
such as the composition and
academic achievements of the
student body, library resources,
class size, percentage of tenured
professors who teach first-year
courses, calibre of faculty and
success in securing research
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Graduates make the most of opportunities
Susan Stern photo
Nick Sully, who graduates with a Master of Architecture degree, sees being
responsible to society and adding to the public's enjoyment of life as a
professional obligation. With that in mind, he hopes to focus on projects
such as opening up Vancouver's laneways to the street or designing bus
shelters to create common meeting grounds.
Continued from Page 1
knew I'd go back to school eventually for
the theoretical background," she says.
The special mathematical symbols and
letters from the Greek alphabet used in
mathematical formulae presented a
unique challenge for Dilek. She uses an
electronic device half the size of a regular
computer keyboard called Braille and
Speak to process information.
"This is my address book, my calendar, where I keep my class notes and
edits to my thesis," says Dilek. "It allows
me to be independent of a lot of things."
Dilek can hook up the machine to any
computer via cable and have digital data
transformed into words spoken by a computerized voice.
In lectures, she uses the machine as
a transcriber by entering information
using keys that represent Braille symbols. The device can either store the
information on a disc or provide a Braille
With some help she devised a translation system where the printed mathematical characters were read aloud using a
code that the device could translate into
characters of the Braille alphabet.
But even with these significant practical challenges, Dilek says her greatest
struggle was returning to school after
her studies were disrupted for almost a
year due to health problems and a death
in the family.
"It was a big decision psychologically,"
she says. "Recapturing the work and
reviewing everything was a huge task."
The words, pictures and sounds that
make up multimedia programs require a
lot of computer resources such as memory
and storage space. The problem is wors
ened where there are a large number of
individuals using multimedia programs
at the same time.
Computers can be programmed to compress large volumes of data to create
space for more information. The older
methods of compression use a fixed rate
for reducing bytes.
The volume of data becomes unwieldy,
however, where there are many users such
as an entire department or organization
using multimedia applications. Despite
the compression, the system may become
too overloaded to provide an acceptable
level of quality for users.
A newer and more efficient technique
is to use variable rate compression, which
saves much more computer space and
allows more users to access the system.
"Variable rate is harder on the system,
though, and bottlenecks can occur because resources are not being consumed
at a uniform rate," says Dilek. "The problem is predicting when and where the
bottlenecks will occur."
By developing statistical algorithms,
Dilek was able to predict the resource
needs for users.
"I was able to apply my theoretical
understanding of mathematics to formulate how much space is required at any
given time to accommodate the volume of
data," she says.
Now thather thesis is completed, Dilek
is looking forward to picking up some of
her extra-curricular activities. She enjoys listening to and performing choral
music. She has also started writing a
novel set in the late 18th century.
After graduation, Dilek plans to pursue computer systems work.
Architect sets sights on
street life, not towers
by Susan Stern
Staff writer
Intern architect and new UBC graduate Nick Sully is not interested in creating
skyscrapers. His vision of city life in the
new century will focus on projects that
add to the enjoyment of life.
It may be something as simple as a
small, street-level kiosk where people
tend to socialize. Sully entertains the idea
of opening up Vancouver's laneways to
the street or designing bus shelters to
create common meeting grounds.
"It's a vibrant street that makes a city,"
says Sully, one of 10 UBC graduates receiving a Master of Architecture degree at this
year's Fall Congregation. "It's the social contract between individu- mm^^^^^^^
als facing each other in
an open environment."
Sully, who has an
undergraduate degree
in geography and history from the University of Calgary, came
to UBC's School of
Architecture because
of its strong reputa-     	
Hon in design.
Sully worked with former UBC Architecture Prof. George Yu on his thesis on
Calgary's Plus 15 project, a series of
raised walkways more than four-and-a-
half-metres above street level which enables people to connect to their offices
without touching the street.
The idea, when the walkways were
built in 1967, was to protect people from
the elements and to keep a strong central
downtown core.
The problem with the walkways, Sully
says, is that they are not accessible to anyone
"You can't be an
architect without
being responsible to
— Nick Sully
on the street and they close at 5 p.m.,
creating a ghost town in downtown Calgary.
"The link between private offices and
the public street should always be open,"
he says. "My thesis proposes to add new
raised public space to link the buildings
on a 24-hour basis to bring more life into
the downtown core after hours."
Vancouver architect Bruce Carscadden,
a partner with Roger Hughes Partners,
offered Sully a job to help the firm redevelop Centennial Square, an area in
downtown Victoria that includes Victoria
City Hall and the McPherson Playhouse.
The company beat 20 other firms to
win the first province-wide competition
in 10 years.
"I had to leave UBC for a year but it was
^^^^^^^^^^m worth it," Sully says. "I
was part of a team of
eight people. I built all
the models and contributed to the design,
which focused on bringing people back into
Centennial Square."
Strong skills as an
artist and business per-
    son are important elements for a successful architect says Sully,
but are not the only skills required today.
"Communication skills are vital," he
says. "You must constantly evaluate what
people are telling you they want. It's a
group process."
Sully is looking for an international life,
based in Vancouver. Communications
make it ideal to compete for global contracts and do the work at home, he says.
"Architecture is given to you by the people
at the end of the day. You can't be an
architect without being responsible to society," Sully says. That's what it's all about."
Ophthalmologist to
receive honour
Ophthalmology expert and UBC Prof.
Emeritus Stephen Drance will receive
an honorary degree from
the university at Fall Congregation.
He joined UBC's Faculty of Medicine in 1963
and served as head of
UBC's Ophthalmology
Dept. from 1973 to 1990.
Drance established a
distinguished career in
ophthalmology and glaucoma research. He guided
the department to a leadership role in the research
and treatment of eye disease and was responsible
for building the Eye Care Centre at
Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre.
An officer of the Order of Canada,
Drance has served as president of the
Canadian Ophthalmologic
Society, vice-president of
the American Academy of
Ophthalmology and as an
executive member of the
Medical Research Council
of Canada.
He was chair ofthe B.C
Health Research Foundation and has also served
on a variety of community
organizations including
the Vancouver Art Gallery
and the Vancouver Cham-
Drance ber Choir.
Drance will receive his
honorary degree during Congregation ceremonies at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on Friday, Nov. 27 at 11 a.m.
Congregation schedule
Thursday, Nov. 26
• 8:30 a.m.: Science
• 11:00 a.m.: Education; Human Kinetics
• 2:00 p.m.: Education
• 4:30 p.m.: Education
Friday. Nov. 27
• 8:30 a.m.: Applied Science; Architecture; Nursing
• 11 :OOa.m... Agricultural Sciences, Audiology and Speech Sciences, Com
merce and Business Administration,
Community and Regional Planning,
Dentistry, Family and Nutritional Sciences, Forestry, Interdisciplinary Studies, Law, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rehabilitation Sciences
Honorary degree: Stephen Drance
2:00p.m.: Arts; Library, Archival and
Information Studies; Social Work
Presentation to 1938 Graduation Class
4:30 p.m.: Arts; Fine Arts; Music 4 UBC Reports • Nov. 26, 1998
November 29 through December 12
Sunday, Nov. 29
International Bone
Preventing Osteoporosis: Influences on Peak Bone Mass. Various speakers, School of Human
Kinetics. IRC #3 from 8:15am-
5:30pm. Call 822-3120.
Museum Of Anthropology
Remembering Lubomi. Tzimmes
Jewish World Music Ensemble.
MOATheatre Gallery from 2-3pm.
Free with museum admission.
Call 822-5087.
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts
CBC Avison Series Concert 3.
CBC Vancouver Orchestra. Chan
Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall
at 2pm. Call Ticketmaster 280-
3311 or Chan Centre box office
Green College Performing
Arts Group
John Doheny Jazz Quintet. Green
College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.
Monday, Nov. 30
DOW Distinguished
Only The Strong (Colloidal Floes)
Survive Papermaking. Prof. Robert
H. Pelton. UBC Pulp and Paper
101 at 10:30am. Call 822-8560.
School of Music Concert
UBC Percussion Ensemble. Sal
Ferreras, director. Music Recital
Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-9197.
Earth And Ocean Sciences/
Geology Seminar
TBA. Yarlong Wang. GeoSciences
330-A at 3pm. Call 822-3278.
Astronomy Seminar
SCUBA-Mapping The Orion
Ridge: The Physics Of Star-Formation Observed In The Sub-
Millimetre. Doug Johnstone, Canadian Institute of Theoretical
Astrophysics. Hennings 318 at
4pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm.
Call 822-2267.
Member Speaker Series
TBA. Melanie Badali, Psychology.
Green College at 5:30pm. Call
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Film
European Union Film Festival.
Chan Centre Royal Bank Cinema
at 7pm. Continues to Dec. 2. Call
Chan Centre box office 822-2697.
St. John's College Speaker
The Forgotten Problem: World
Hunger. Laurence Ashworth. St.
John's College Fireplace Lounge
at 8pm. Call 822-8788.
Tuesday, Dec. 1
Faculty Women's Club
Christmas Luncheon
Madrigal Singers. Cecil Green
Park House main floor at 12noon.
Reserve by Nov. 27. $15. Call
Botany Seminar
When Harry Meets Sally - The
Story Of Fungal Mating-Type Incompatibility. Patrick Shiu.
BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Microbiology And
Immunology Seminar
The RND And Hop Families Of Cell
Envelope Proteins In Helicobacter
Pylori. Jim Bina. Wesbrook 100
from 12:30-1 ;30pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-3308.
Earth And Ocean Sciences
TBA. Yarlong Wang. GeoSciences
330-Aat 12:30pm. Call822-3278.
Lectures In Modern
Applications Of Electrospray And
Tandem Mass SpectrometryToThe
Study Of Biomolecular Complexes.
Margaret Sheil, U of Wollongong.
Chemistry B-250 (south wing) at
lpm. Refreshments at 12:40pm.
Call 822-3266.
Oceanography Seminar
Combined Effects of Fe And Temperature On Growth And Physiology Of Phytoplankton. Isao Kudo,
Hokkaido U. BioSciences 1465 at
3:30pm. Call 822-3278.
Peter Wall Institute
Complexity Seminar
Stochastic Resonance, Neuron Firing, And Signal ReconstrucUon.
Lawrence Ward, Psychology; Crisis Points Group. Hennings 318 at
3:30pm. Call 822-3620.
Policy Issues In Post-
Secondary Education In B.C.
The Move From A Resource-Based
To A Knowledge-Based Economy
In B.C.: Consequences For Lifelong Learning. Michael Goldberg,
Commerce and Business Administration. Green College at 4:30pm.
Call 822-1878.
Museum Of Anthropology
Panel Discussion
World AIDS Day: Remembering -
Memorials And Memory. MOA
Theatre Gallery from 7-9pm. Call
Member Speaker Series
Readings From His Book, Father
Jimmy: Life And Times Of Jimmy
Tompkins. Michael Welton, Educational Studies. Green College at
8pm. Call 822-1878.	
Wednesday, Dec. 2
Orthpedlcs Grand Rounds
Blood Products Use In Spine Surgery. Dr. Peter Wing. Vancouver
Hosp/HSC, Eye Care Centre Aud.
at 7am. Call 875-4192.
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Research Seminars
The BCL-2 Gene Family: A Potential Model For Follicular Atresia.
Parimal Nathwani. B.C. Women's
Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.
Centre For Chinese Research
Land Use Planning Mechanisms
In Post-1978 China. JiangXu, Uof
Hong Kong. CK Choi 129 from
12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
The Effect Of Cigarette Smoking
On Bone Marrow. Dr. Stephan
VanEeden, Medicine. St. Paul's
Hosp. Gourlay Conference Room
from 5-6pm. Call 875-5653.
Individual Interdisciplinary
Studies Graduate Program
Plato, Heraclitus And Computer Science. Paul Gilmore, Alan Mackworth,
Computer Science. Green College at
5pm. Call 822-1878.
St. John's College Speaker
Shinto: An Eternal Source Of Cultural Politics In Japanese History.
Prof. Nam-Lin Hur, Asian Studies.
St. John's College 1080at5:15pm.
Call 822-8788.
Green College Performing
Arts Group
English Classes On Medieval
Drama And Literature. Medieval
Players. Green College at 7:30pm.
Call 822-1878.
Thursday, Dec. 3
School of Music Concert
UBC Jazz Ensemble. Fred Stride,
director. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. Call 822-5574.
Earth And Ocean Sciences
Drugs From The Sea. Raymond
Andersen, Oceanography. GeoSciences 330-A at 12:30pm. Call
Genetics Graduate Program
Detection, Characterization And
Genetic Modification Leukemic
Stem Cells. Laurie Ailles. Wesbrook
201 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at
3:15pm. Call 822-8764.
Physics And Astronomy
Memory Of A Vortex Lattice. Eva
Andrei, Rutgers U. Hennings 201
at 4pm. Refreshments Hennings
325 at 3:45pm. Call 822-2137;
St. John's College Speaker
Global Economies - Local Societies: Culture Caught In The Crossfire. Prof. Patricia Marchak, Anthropology and Sociology. St.
John's College 1080 at 5:15pm.
Call 822-8788.
Panel Discussion
Butting Out Tobacco Promotion.
I "ml" Kli-hiiul Pollay; Kathy Mulvey.
Int.mi l-i-rcling Campaign: Luk
V uvirus: Dei ekYack. World Health
< )ru>tnl/iillOTi. IRC #6 at 7pm, Call
Fine Arts Lecture
Matisse And Picasso: Chess, Revels, Misprison. Yve-Alain Bois,
Pulitzer Chair, Harvard U. Lasserre
102 at 7:30pm. Call 822-2757.
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Theatre
Acts Of Passion. Chan Centre BC
Tel Studio Theatre at 7:30pm.
Continues to Dec. 5. Call Chan
Centre box office 822-2678.
Agricultural Sciences
Community Lecture Series
NAFTA: Canada, United States,
Mexico - Who Are Our Allies? Corky
Evans, minister, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture And Food. Chan Centre
Royal Bank Cinema at 8pm. Call
Health And Medicine Lecture
Reproductive Technologies: Deciding What To Use. Patricia Baird,
Medical Genetics. Green College
at 8pm. Call 822-1878.
Friday, Dec. 4
Health Care And
Epidemiology Rounds
School Readiness Of Canadian
Children: Findings From The National Longitudinal Survey Of Children And Youth. Dafna Kohen.
social science researcher. Mather
253 from 9-10am. Paid parking
available in Lot B. Call 822-2772.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
A Brief History Of Echocardiography
— Our Roots And Our Future.
Walter Duncan, Pediatric Cardiology. GF Strong Aud. from 9-10am.
Call Ruth Giesbrecht 875-2307.
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
Haydn - The Creation. University
Singers; UBC Choral Union, UBC
Symphony Orchestra. Chan Centre
Chan Shun Concert Hall at 8pm. Call
Ticketmaster280-3311 orChan Centre box office 822-2697.
Saturday, Dec. 5
First Nations Christmas
Craft Fair
First Nations Longhouse from
10am-5pm. Call 822-2115.
School of Music Concert
Undergrad Flute/Clarinet Recital.
Sarah Mickeler, clarinet; Jodi
Dawkins, flute. School of Music
Recital Hall at 2:30pm. Reception
to follow. Call 221-7011.
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
Vancouver Youth Symphony
Christmas Concert. Chan Centre
Chan Shun Concert Hall at 7pm.
Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or
Chan Centre box office 822-2697.
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Murder And Maggots: The Use Of
Insects In Criminal Investigation.
Gail Anderson, Criminology, SFU.
IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
Sunday, Dec. 6
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
Beethoven Piano Sonatas. Robert
Silverman, piano. Chan Centre
Chan Shun Concert Hall at 3pm.
Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or
Chan Centre box office 822-2697.
Monday, Dec. 7
Chemical Engineering
Special Seminar
Environmental Catalysts: Challeng-
ingNewOpportunities. LeoE. Manzer,
DuPont. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm.
Call 822-3238.
Astronomy Seminar
The MACHO Project: The Dark
Halo, The Magellanic Clouds, The
Luminous Structure OfThe Milky
Way, And The Kitchen Sink. Kem
Cook, Institute of Geophysics and
Planetary Physics. Hennings 318
at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm.
Call 822-2267.
Member Speaker Series
The Development Of Epistemic
Understanding During College
Years. Tobias Krettenauer, Psychology. Green College at 5:30pm.
Call 822-1878.
Myths And Realities Of
Intelligent Machines
The Intelligent Systems Revolution.
Lotfi Zadeh, U of California. Green
College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
St. John's College Speaker
Eating Disorders: Cause And Effect. Isabelle Pineault. St. John's
College Fireplace Lounge at 8pm.
Call 822-8788.
Tuesday, Dec. 8
Programme In Inter-
Cultural Studies In Asia
Three Wise Women In Korean
Folktale. Keum Sook Rang, Centre
for Korean Research. CK Choi 120
from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.
Museum Of Anthropology
Panel Discussion
The Delgamuukw Decision - One
Year Later: Perspectives On Its
Impact And Implementation.
MOATheatre Gallery from 7-9pm.
Call 822-5087.	
Wednesday, Dec. 9
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Innovations in Orthopedics: Basic Science Revisited. Dr. Peter
Kokan, Dr. Alan Baggoo, Dr. Jordan Leith, Dr. Hugh McPherson,
Dr. Kevin Wing. Vancouver Hosp/
HSC, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7
am. Call 875-4192.
Faculty Workshop
Instructional Skills. Vancouver
Hosp/HSC, UBC, Koerner Pavilion, Rehabilitation Sciences, third
floor, from8:30am-5pm. Continues Dec. 10-11. Call 822-6827.
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Research Seminars
The Expression Of Activin/Inhibin
Subunits And Activin Receptors
In Normal Ovarian Epithelium
And Ovarian Cancer. Kyung-Chui
Choi. B.C. Women's Hosp. 2N35
at 2pm. Call 875-3108.
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Airway Smooth Muscle In Asthma.
Prof. Richard Schellenberg, Medicine. St. Paul's Hosp. Gourlay
Conference Room from 5-6pm.
Call 875-5653.
Thursday, Dec. 10
Genetics Graduate Program
Curly: A New Hair Defect Mutation
In The Mouse. Lydia Taylor.
Wesbrook 201 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at 3:15pm. Call 822-8764.
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
The Canadian Brass. UBC Music. Chan Centre Chan Shun
Concert Hall at 8pm. Call
Ticketmaster 280-3311 or Chan
Centre box office 822-2697.
Friday, Dec. 11
Health Care And
Epidemiology Rounds
Perspectives On The Economic
Impacts Of HIV/AIDS. Robin
Hanvelt, B.C. Centre For Excellence In AIDS/HIV. Mather 253
from 9-10am. Call 822-2772.
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, 310-6251 Cecil Green
Park Road. Vancouver B.C.. V6T 1Z1. Phone: 822-3131.
Fax: 822-2684. An electronic form is available on the UBC
Reports Web page at http://www.publicatfairs.ubc.ca.
Please limit to 35 words. Submissions for the Calendar's
Notices section may be limited due to space.
Deadline for the Dec. 10 Issue of UBC Reports —
which covers the period Dec. 18 to Jan. 9 — is noon,
Dec. I. Calendar
UBC Reports - Nov. 26, 1998 5
November 29 through December 12
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Clinicopathological Conference.
Derek deSa; David Wensley. GF
Strong Aud. from 9-10am. Call
Ruth Giesbrecht 875-2307.
Earth And Ocean Sciences
Decadal Climate Oscillations In
The Arctic: A New Feedback Loop
For Atmosphere-Ice-Ocean Interactions. Lawrence Mysak,
McGill U. GeoSciences 330-A at
12:30pm. Call 822-3278.
Equality, Security And
Community Colloquium
Linkages Between Community,
Inequality, And Population
Health. Jim Dunn, Centre for
Health Services and Policy Research. Green College at 3:30pm.
Call 822-1878.
Westcoast Dharma
Society Retreat
Metta Meditation Retreat.
Guy Armstrong. Asian Centre
from 7-9pm. Continues to
Dec. 13. To register e-mail
wdharma@unixg.ubc.ca or call
Saturday, Dec. 12
Chan Centre For The
- Performing Arts Coiie«rt
Christmas At The Chan, Vancouver Chamber Choir,, other
special guests. Chan Centre
Chan Shun Concert Hall at 8pm,
Call Ticketmaster 2S0-3311 or
^hanCentreboxofftc* 822-2697.
Next deadline:
noon, Dec. 1
Faculty, Staff and Grad Students
Volleyball Group. Every Monday
and Wednesday. Osborne Centre
Gym A from 12:30-1:30pm. No
fees. Drop-ins and regular
attendees welcome for friendly
competitive games. Call 822-4479
or e-mail kdcs@unixg.ubc.ca.
UBC Zen Society
Each Monday during term (except
holidays) meditation session. Asian
CentreTeaGalleryfrom 1:30-2:20pm.
All welcome. Call 822-2573.
Parents with Babies
Have you ever wondered how babies learn to talk? Help us find out!
We are looking for parents with
babies between four to 21 months
of age to participate in language
development studies. If you are interested in bringing your baby for a
one-hour visit, please call Dr. Janet
Werker's Infant Studies Centre, Psychology, 822-6408 (askforMonika).
Studies in Hearing and
Senior (65 years or older) volunteers needed. If your first language
is English and your hearing is
relatively good, we need your participation in studies examining
hearing and communication abilities. All studies take place at UBC.
Hearing screened. Honorarium
paid. Please call The Hearing Lab,
Parents With Toddlers
Did you knowyour child is a word-
learning expert? Help us learn
how children come to be so skilled
at learning new words. We are
Grand Opening SERF
Used Computer Outlet
Wed. Dec. 9, 12-5
There will also be a surplus sale.
Task Force Building
2352 Health Sciences Mall
For more info, call SERF 822-2582/2813
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Public Meetings
We need Public Input on our
Strategic Transportation Plan
Don't miss the bus! If you travel to or live on the UBC
campus then this directly effects you. Make sure we
know what you want in a Strategic Transportation Plan.
It concerns us all, so lets all have our say.
To find out more call 827-TREK or
check out the website at www.trek.ubc.ca
looking for children (one to five
years old) and their parent(s) to
participate in language studies. If
you are interested in bringing your
child for a 45-minute visit, please
call Dr. Geoffrey Hall's Language
Development Centre, Psychology,
822-9294 (ask for Kelley).
Research Study
Relationship Study. Heterosexual
men (25 years of age and older), in
relationships of greater than six
months needed for a UBC study of
relationships. Complete questionnaire at home; receive $10. Call
UBC Campus Tours
The Student Recruitment Office
offers guided walking tours of the
UBC campus. The tour begins at
9:30am every Friday morning at
Brock Hall. To book a tour please
call 822-4319.
Testosterone Study
Volunteers Needed
Men aged 55-70 with low free testosterone are needed to test the
effects of an approved form of oral
testosterone (Andriol) on bone
mass, body composition and
sexual function. Dr. Richard Bebb
is the principal investigator. For
more information or to sign up
please contact Mary-Jo Lavery, RN
(study co-ordinator) at 682-2344
ext. 2455.
Museum Of Anthropology
Remembering Lubomi: Images Of
A Jewish Community; Vereinigung;
Transitions: Contemporary Canadian Indian And Inuit Art; Hereditary Chiefs Of Haida Gwaii; Attributed To Edenshaw: Identifying The
Hand Of The Artist; From Under
The Delta: Wet-Site Archaeology In
The Lower Fraser Region Of British
Columbia. Call 822-5087.
The British Columbia Seniors
Medication Information Line (BC
SMILE) is a free telephone hotline
established to assist seniors, their
families and caregivers with any
medication-related questions including side effects, drug interactions, and the misuses of prescription and non-prescription
drugs when it is not possible to
direct such questions to their regular pharmacist orphysician. Monday
to Friday 10am-4pm. Call 822-1330
or e-mail smileubc@unixg.ubc.ca.
Women's Nutrition Study
Non-vegetarians, between the ages
19-45 required for a study examining nutrition attitudes and practices. Involves a questionnaire and
interview. Will receive a gift certificate for the Bread Garden or
Starbucks. Call Terri 209-3281.
Parent-Child Relationship
Are you a parent of a child who is
still in school? Would you like to
help me understand how parents
know that they are important?
Complete a survey in your own
home and return your responses
by pre-paid mail. Call Sheila
Marshall 822-5672.
Got A Stepfather?
17-23 years old? Love him, hate
him or indifferent, you qualify. $ 10
for 30 min., anonymous questionnaire, student or non-student,
mailed survey. Contact
gamache@interchange.ubc.ca or
Susan at 822-4919.
Peer Program Recruitment
Wanted: Canadian UBC students
with an urge to become involved
in the international community.
Get together with an international
UBC student twice per month and
do things. Learn about another
culture, share your own culture,
establish new friendships, etc. Fill
out an application form at International House or call 822-5021.
Statistical Consulting And
Research Lab (SCARL)
SCARL offers long- or short-term
statistical and analytical assistance to UBC researchers. Resources include expertise in many
areas of statistical methodology
and a variety of statistical software. Web site: www.stat.ubc.ca/
-scarl, e-mail: scarl@stat.ubc.ca
or call 822-4037.
UBC Fencing Club
UBC Fencing Club meets every
Wednesday and Friday at 7pm in
Osborne Gym A. Learn decision
making, poise and control. Newcomers welcome. Drop-in fee.
Leave message at 878-7060.
Hong Kong Women
Young women who are members of
Hong Kong astronaut (parents in
Hong Kong and children in Canada)
or Hong Kong immigrant families
(parents and children in Canada)
are required for a study examining
their personal and family decisions.
Call Kimi Tanaka 254-4158 or Dr.
Phyllis Johnson 822-4300.
UBC Birding
Join a one-hour birding walk
around UBC campus, every Thursday at 12:30pm. Meet at the Rose
Garden flagpole. Bring binoculars
if you have them. For details, call
Jeremy Gordon 822-8966.
Female Volunteers
Daughters who have returned
home to live with their parents are
needed for a PhD psychology study.
An interview at your convenience
is required. Please call Michele
Chan Centre Tours
Free tours ofthe Chan Centre for the
Performing Arts are held every Tuesday at noon. Participants are asked
to meet in the Chan Centre lobby.
Special group tours can be booked
through www.chancentre.com or at
822-1815. For more information
please call 822-2697.
Thunderbird Winter Sports
Public Skating 8:30am-4:30pm.
S3; free before noon for UBC students. Casual Hockey 8:30am-
4:30pm. $3.75/hr. M-F; free before noon for UBC students.
Squash and Racquetball. UBC staff
$7.50/court; UBC students $6/
court. For info call 822-6121.
Faculty Women's Club
The Faculty Women's Club is composed of academic faculty and professional staff at UBC, its affiliated
colleges, the library, Health Sciences Centre, and post-doctoral
fellows from across campus. It
brings together women connected
to the university either through
their work or that of the spouses
for social activities and lectures.
The main purpose ofthe club is to
raise funds for student scholarships. There are 18 different interest groups within the club, ranging from art appreciation and
bridge to hiking. Do come and join
us. Call Louise Klaassen, president 222-1983; Marya McDonald,
membership 738-7401.
Wayfinding Study
Seeking participants (students and
non-students) possessing good
computer and mouse skills for a
UBC study on wayfinding in a
computer-generated virtual environment. This requires a one-time
commitment of two hours, in the
Imager lab in the CICSR building,
for which you receive $15. For an
appointment, e-mail: Steve at
spage@cs.ubc.ca; call 822-2218.
Research Study
Five- to 12-year-old children are
needed to participate in UBC
Psychology research to leam more
about the ways children respond
to questions about cartoons and
stories. Please call Assoc. Prof.
Johnston's lab at 822-9037.
Christmas At The Shop In
The Garden
Fresh foliage wreaths, baskets
and festive decorations made by
the Friends of the Garden. The
plant centre and shop feature
unique gifts, potted evergreen
trees, unusual hollies, and winter flowering plants. All proceeds
help the garden grow. UBC Botanical Garden from 10am-5pm.
Call 822-4529.
Pregnant? Have Tou Given
Birth In The Last Year?
Do you find that you forget things
more easily? Do you sometimes
feel like your brain is in a haze?
Researchers at UBC are investigating hormonal influences on
cognitive processing in both pregnant women and women who
have recently given birth. The
study takes place at the Psychology Dept. and consists of filling
out several paper and pencil tests
(approx. 50 min.). All tests will be
kept confidential. Participants
will receive $10 per hour. Call
Sharon Lee 822-6069 or Asst.
Prof. Liisa Galea 822-6536.
UBC Children's Art Program
UBC Art Education faculty invites
children 7-12 years to participate in
a unique art course Saturdays at
the Vancouver Art Gallery (Jan. 30-
March 13, 1999). $25. E-mail
llackey@interchange.ubc.ca or call
Lara Lackey at 822-5422.
50th Anniversary Law
The UBC Law Review is publishing a 50th anniversary commemorative issue. We are looking for
law school alumni and faculty
who wish to submit articles. Please
contact the UBC Law Review at
822-3066; fax822-4633ore-mail:
lawrev@interchange.ubc.ca for
details. Deadline for submissions
is Jan. 15, 1999.
Participants Needed
For a study involving public participation in B.C. environmental
policies conducted by Eco-Risk
Research Unit. We offer $20 for
1.5 hours of your time. UBC staff
and graduate students are particularly welcome. (Fluency in
English is required). Please call
AMS And Board Of
Governors' Elections
Nomination of candidates begins
Dec. 1 and ends Jan. 8. Go to the
AMS Executive office room 238
in the SUB for forms and additional information or call 822-
3971. 6 UBC Reports • Nov. 26, 1998
A Legacy and a Promise:
Principles for Physical Planning at UBC
Dear members ofthe university community:
On the threshold of a new century, our university is undertaking an
invigorating process of renewal. Trek 2000, UBC's recently-drafted vision
statement, provides us with a new emphasis and direction, and lays out the
principles, goals and strategies for a "new" UBC that will respond to the changes
taking place in society.
This renewal process also provides us with an opportunity to establish the
guiding principles that will shape the physical development of an exciting and
vibrant "university city," a place where landscape and buildings will be
integrated in new and exciting ways.
To ensure that physical changes take place in keeping with the renewed
vision of the university as a more comprehensive and coherent community, a
set of planning principles has been drafted. Once formally adopted, these
principles will serve as the fundamental guide for the university administration,
the broader community, and all those who make decisions about the physical
form and character ofthe university lands.
These planning principles will be the basis for reviewing and evaluating all
proposals for physical development. Along with the Official Community Plan for
Part of Electoral Area 'A' and the Main Campus Plan, they will set the direction
for the university's detailed land use planning, including comprehensive
community plans for new neighbourhoods. Together, the academic precincts
and surrounding neighbourhoods will make up the "university city" — an area
of almost 1,000 acres, equivalent in size to the entire area of Vancouver's
downtown peninsula.
Before we finalize any planning principles, we must make sure that we have
received input from all those who have a stake in the future development and
use ofthe lands, including members ofthe university community, residents of
the University Endowment Lands, the City ofVancouver, the Greater Vancouver
Regional District, the business community, and other groups. I encourage you
to review the accompanying document, A Legacy and a Promise: Principles for
Physical Planning at UBC, and to provide your feedback in the following ways:
• Submit a written response to the associate vice-president, Land and
Building Services, University of British Columbia, 2329 West Mall,
Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z4.
• Attend upcoming public meetings. A Public Forum will be held at
the SUB Conversation Pit, Nov. 30, 1998, 12:30-2 p.m.
• Visit our Web site, www.ocp.ubc.ca and respond in the feedback section.
• Send an e-mail message to avp.lbs@ubc.ca
These issues are extremely important to the future of a great university, and
we shall welcome and value your comments and suggestions.
Martha C. Piper
This paper sets out principles for physical
planning ofthe University of British Columbia's
lands. Together with the Main Campus Plan,
these principles will be the basis for reviewing
and evaluating all proposals for physical development. They are intended to guide University
administrators in shaping the University's physical form, character and image, according to the
renewed vision of UBC as a more complete
community, or "University city."
The University of British Columbia aspires to
be the best university in Canada and one ofthe
world's finest public universities. The University lands at Point Grey are an integral part of
this vision. These lands link the past to the
present and provide a legacy of incalculable
value for future generations. Although new
communications technologies may extend the
influence and reach of UBC, the University
lands will remain an asset of great value and
lasting significance.
As the University grows and changes, it must
continue to be worthy of affection, a place that
inspires and enriches the lives of those who
learn, work, live and visit here. A place of great
beauty, uplifting to the spirit. A place where we
feel that we belong.
The founders of UBC chose a beautiful but
remote setting for the University, a site with
spectacular scenery, deliberately apart from
the city. Of the vast tract of land set aside in
1910 as an endowment, much more than half
was planned for urban uses - retail areas,
urban parks and schools, individual homes
and apartments. At the time, it was intended
that the University would be the beneficiary of
revenues from the subdivision of the endowment lands. For many reasons, this vision of "the
UBC has a spectacular setting
within the urban region; the land
is an asset of great value and
One thousand acres, the shaded
area, remain of the original, much
larger endowment.
University city in an idyllic setting"
UBC can become more interesting
and lively, with places of diversity
and activity.
wasn't carried through; much of the endowment land, originally earmarked for city-type
activities, is now Pacific Spirit Regional Park.
Ofthe initial endowment, 1,000 acres remain to sustain and support the University's
future growth. This land base, while much
smaller than the initial endowment, still has
immense potential to be a true University city,
a powerful place within the overall Vancouver
region and a magnet for new investment of
many forms - academic, cultural, residential,
research. With each year, these 1,000 acres
are an increasingly valuable asset. As stewards ofthe future, our duty is to do the utmost
to protect and enhance this uncommon legacy
in support of the University's mission.
Original Vision Eclipsed
From its earliest days, the academic core ofthe University was planned in such a
way where individual buildings would be less
important than the campus as a whole. The
basic land use layout, the three parallel malls
transected by University Boulevard, the original grid of streets and development blocks,
and the emphasis on landscape design were
the chief organizing elements of the time -
they remain fundamental components of today's academic core. The Main Mall is a
memorable feature, a place which regular
users and visitors sense as being the symbolic, if unfinished, centre of UBC.
Quiet spaces and natural areas
contribute to UBC's unique sense of
Since 1914, the University has grown one
building, one road and one car parking lot at
a time. While UBC can take pride in a number
of outstanding buildings and landscapes, the commitment to a campus whose whole
is more important than its individual parts has gradually been eclipsed. The
University has evolved into a large and multi-faceted community but, in this
transformation, has become a collection of heterogeneous buildings that detract
from, rather than support, a cohesive image.
While there are small pockets with their own delightful and distinctive character,
the overall physical expression of the University is less than would be expected of an
academic institute of international stature. In spite of the remarkable natural
landscape and many buildings of distinction, the campus as a whole underwhelms
rather than inspires.
Renewing the Promise of a University City
Some places, because of their physical presence, reach out and grab us. They
arouse our senses, invite our curiosity, and
make us want to return, to experience more.
Almost always, these are places of great
natural beauty or architectural intrigue, but
they are also places of diversity and activity -
the bustle of a market plaza, snatches of
conversation in sidewalk cafes, the vitality of
a children's playground, music and laughter
late into the night, quiet passageways and
secret gardens, buildings which greet us as
we walk along the street. Full of surprises,
places of discovery. Now think about UBC.
Imagine it as such a place. More urban. More
diverse. More open to the possibilities ofthe
urban arena. A University city.
Physical place matters greatly to many
people. Learning and scholarship benefit
immensely from being conducted in an visually appealing, safe and accessible environment. Education is an activity that is highly
sensitive to its milieu. A Carnegie Foundation
study in the United States found that, for 60
percent of college bound students, the visual
environment was the most important factor in choosing a college. Students are
"turned on" by a richly appealing environment; as alumni, they respond all their lives
to memories of favourite places and vistas within this environment.
To continue to attract outstanding students, faculty and staff and to maintain the
support of the community, donors and investors, the University will dedicate
resources to making UBC a place that captures and sustains their interest. A place
they feel they want to be a part of; somewhere with its own clear identity, unlike any
other in the world.
An Opportunity Unlike Any Other
We have a remarkable opportunity to nurture a University city of great beauty and
great vitality, in a sustainable way. Although society's values will change over time
and many factors will affect future decision-making, it is incumbent on our generation to retain and enhance the University's land endowment for the next generation,
and the ones that follow.
UBC must further the overall vision ofthe University city by encouraging individual
physical changes that celebrate activity and diversity, that knit together the disparate
parts of the University lands, that invite people in, and in so doing, foster an
environment that has its own ordered wholeness. Comprehensive community plans
for new neighbourhoods, as well as individual projects, will demonstrate their
commitment to this vision.
UBC ... a place you want to be
apart of. UBC Reports ■ Nov. 26, 1998 7
Planning Principles
Eight planning principles are the foundation for developing and evaluating
proposed physical changes within the University lands. The principles will be the
fundamental guide for the University administration, the broader community and all
those who make decisions about the physical form, character and image of the
University. The eight principles group into three broad themes:
• UBC: A Complete Community
• UBC: A Unique Place
• UBC: A Regional and Global Leader
UBC: A Complete Community
The 1,000 acres owned by UBC will be planned, developed and administered
as an integrated and complete community. The lands cannot be fragmented
or split between jurisdictions.
Principle 1: The University Lands: As One
The University lands are one entity, greater than the sum of its parts. Each
physical change - building, open space, neighbourhood - should enrich and complete
the whole, yet open new horizons for future change. All spaces will be designed to their
potential, each contributing to the experience of the University.
Principle 2: The Community: Vibrant and Ever-Changing
UBC is a major centre within the larger region and a significant contributor to its
economy. Many different uses and landscapes will sustain this energetic, safe and
diverse community. The ever-changing landscape will support the intellectual
curiosity, social well-being and spiritual life of its inhabitants and visitors.
• UBC will be a place where many uses
and activities happen in parallel, busy at all
hours of the day and night - a more complete community. It will be home to people
of a range of ages, open to people of many
cultures and lifestyles.
• UBC will be viewed as a centre of growth
within the Greater Vancouver region whose
economic base is academic, cultural and
research enterprise. Residents ofthe region
will view UBC not only as an educational
institution, but as a regional centre of many
activities that offers unique opportunities
for academic and cultural enrichment.
A centre of growth within the region.
• More people will want to live and work
on the University grounds, including within
the main campus. There will be opportunities for market housing of many types, as
well as University-sponsored housing. Increased numbers of people living here will
bring about a density and intensity that supports the other uses and activities of the
University city.
• Students, faculty, staff, residents and visitors will move with comfort and safety,
will feel welcomed, will understand where they are and how to reach their destination.
• Development will take place in more than one neighbourhood at the same time;
each building, project and new neighbourhood will contribute to the overall whole of
the city and to the University's mission.
UBC: A Unique Place
The University lands must be planned, developed and administered with a
commitment to a unique and memorable identity for all who learn, work, live
and visit here.
Principle 3: The Experience: A Place to Remember
The University's unique history, culture and natural setting combine to give the
campus meaning and a sense of permanence for students, faculty, staff, residents
and visitors. Physical changes will celebrate these attributes and respect their worth.
• Everyone who is connected with the University, as well as visitors to UBC,
will be excited about its unique image and
character and will immediately recognize
its important role and contribution within
the overall urban region.
• There will be unifying physical patterns
that remain consistent over time, yet allow
changes to take place that add greater and
greater richness to the whole. The University will evolve continually through creativity, innovation and renewal. Each individual act will help create or generate the
larger pattern. In existing neighbourhoods, individual components will be altered
or replaced but the integrity of the whole will not be compromised.
• All entrances to the University will project a strong, positive and enduring image of UBC.
Each person entering will instinctively know he or she has arrived in an extraordinary
environment, as did the students who took part in the Great Trek of 1922.
• The academic core will proclaim its status as the primary social and economic centre
of the University city - a place where students, faculty, staff, visitors and nearby
neighbours naturally gravitate at all times ofthe day and evening, every day ofthe
year. Within the campus, a promenade will form the heart ofthe community, a place
of intense outdoor pedestrian activity - an opportunity for spontaneous activities,
informal celebrations and hallmark events. Redevelopment, infilling and reorganization of existing spaces will be needed to realize this vision.
A place of image and character.
People will be able to walk easily
in all types of weather.
Mature cities are made up of many neighbourhoods. At UBC, new urban neighbourhoods will be created, each with its own character and diversity but, at the same
time, be clearly and completely integrated into the whole ofthe University city. No
neighbourhood will be predominately a single use; a mix of uses is absolutely
essential in the University city and mixed
use projects are highly desirable. Existing
academic and research uses will be encouraged to stay and possibly expand within
these new urban neighbourhoods.
Getting to, and moving around, the University
city will be by several forms of transportation,
but there will be increasing use of transit,
walking and cycling. The influence of private
vehicles will be reduced on nearby neighbours
as more people live and work at UBC.
People living and working throughout the
Universiry city will be able to walk easily, in
all types of weather, to places of activity - to
socialize, to eat and drink, to buy convenience goods and personal services. It will
seem natural to make this walk and will become part of one's everyday routine.
• A system of open spaces and greenbelts will
connect all parts ofthe University city with each
other and the surrounding forest and will link
areas of activity. As new neighbourhoods develop to the south, Thunderbird Park will become more central to the life ofthe city; opportunities will be found to open up and integrate this
marvellous green for wider use and enjoyment.
• There will be as much emphasis on the
connecting spaces and links between buildings
as on the design of individual structures.
Places that have important meaning will be
clearly identified, including entrances to the
University lands. Places of activity, places of
solitude will be designed as part of any project.
There will be no forgotten spaces.
There will be as much emphasis
on the connecting spaces as on
the design of individual structures.
UBC: A Regional and Global Leader
The University lands must be planned, developed and administered
in the knowledge that UBC is one of British Columbia's most valued resources.
Whatever physical changes occur here will have influence
and impact far beyond our own lands.
Principle 4: The Environment: Incredible Riches
Graced with an incomparable natural environment, the University will be a responsible steward, respecting and valuing the land, air and
water that sustains this environment. As growth
takes place at UBC, it is our responsibility to
ensure that our actions contribute to sustaining
the environment, locally and globally.
• UBC will provide leadership by demonstrating
the means to a sustainable community, including setting new standards for design, construction and operations. Just as the University contributes to a healthy society and
economy, it invests in maintaining the ecological resources which society depends on.
Principle 5: The Endowment: A
Legacy Retained
The University will respect the
land, air and water that sustains
this environment.
The 1,000 acres that make up the University
lands will be retained by the University and judiciously used to enhance UBC's financial
viability. Physical planning and design must be carefully integrated with academic and
economic planning. Above all, the land endowment will be the stage to support the
University's mission, leading to positive, enriching experiences for all users and visitors
and building a sense of identification with the University that will last throughout their
Principle 6: The Perspective: A World Beyond
The University is an integral part ofthe Vancouver city-region and is highly valued
by many people across the nation and around the world. As the University grows, the
aesthetic, social, economic and ecological significance of each proposed physical
change will be viewed from a broader perspective.
Principle 7: The Opportunity: Global Leadership in a Changing
The process of physical change must be flexible and responsive to the changing
needs and values of society. The University will experiment with new ideas, establish
precedents and provide outstanding leadership in urban planning and landscape and
building design.
• UBC will lead by example, providing an opportunity to implement ideas and
technologies that are generated within the University to be showcased to the broader
community. The University's formal academic and research buildings will display
their activities and invite the curious to approach and explore.
Principle 8: The Process: Open and Integrated
The process of physical change must invite the participation of all who have an
interest in the outcome and be exemplary in every respect. UBC has the mandate and
the strong desire to work in collaboration with all members of the University
community and neighbouring communities. 8 UBC Reports ■ Nov. 26, 1998
Eating disorders topic of
campus student survey
by Susan Stem
Staff writer
A confidential survey is underway to
determine how widespread disordered
eating problems are among young women
at UBC.
The survey is being distributed to female students across campus in first-
year classes, clubs, sororities, residences
and athletic teams.
It is part of an initiative by Student
Health Service, Counselling Services and
the Women Students' Office to help all
students with disordered eating conditions such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia
and compulsive eating.
Disordered eating can affect anyone at
any age, including young men, but statistics indicate the vast majority of those
struggling with it are young women.
"Dieting has become such a norm in
our society and it's reported that up to 90
per cent of women believe they are too
fat," says Judith Frankum, co-ordinator
of Wellness Education Outreach in Student Health Service.
The results of the survey will be used
to create further support for students
struggling with the disorder. The information will also be used to increase awareness of the problem among the campus
Symptoms of disordered eating include
intense fear of becoming fat, depression
and moodiness, guilt or shame about
eating, avoidance of friends or family, low
self-esteem, excessive exercise, stress
fractures, irregular or absent menstrual
periods, frequent dental problems, distorted body image and preoccupation with
food, weight and dieting.
"It's important to recognize that disordered eating is a coping mechanism that
people use to deal with stress, emotions,
and other underlying issues," says
Frankum. "Support and professional attention will be necessary in order to learn
other ways to cope."
In mid-January, Kathryn Pedersen, a
counsellor in the Women Students' Office, is organizing a therapy group for
female students called Breaking Free:
Reclaiming Your Life from Disordered
Eating. Pedersen says it will be a safe and
confidential place to talk about the effects of the disorder.
The group will focus on sharing stories and their success at freeing themselves of eating problems as well as learning how to take small steps to reclaim
their lives," says Pedersen.
Pedersen is also concerned about
young men who suffer from disordered
"They rarely talk about it and their
problem often goes unreported," she says.
"I encourage young men to contact UBC
Counselling Services or consult a campus doctor in the Student Health Service."
For more information about the survey and the therapy group call the Women
Students' Office at 822-2415.
Denise Grant photo
Best Brass
UBC Music at the Chan Centre is bringing The Canadian Brass to
campus Dec. 10. Now in their 28th year, The Canadian Brass offer an
evening of virtuosity, musicality, and wit in a program from Bach to
Dixieland. The group is also giving a private master class at the UBC
School of Music. For tickets to the concert call 822-2697.
Putting patients and taxpayers first
by Donald W. Light
Donald Light, a professor of Comparative Health Care Systems at the
University of Medicine and Dentistry of
New Jersey, recently gave the John F.
McCreary Lecture as part of Health Sciences Week. The following is takenfrom
his lecture.
An example of putting patients
and taxpayers last is the erratic
and lengthening waiting lists in
Canada. As an expert on so-called waiting lists, let me clarify what they are.
First, they usually are not lists. Rather
they are pools of patients treading water
until someone fishes them out.
Second, there are usually four waiting pools and they are set up so that no
one can get a grip on the whole process
of waiting.
The first pool consists of patients the
primary care doctor refers for investigation, and the second pool consists of
patients that the specialist recommends
for further investigations or for a procedure.
The third waiting pool consists of
patients that primary care physicians
would have referred if the waits were not
so long. This is a reserve pool from
which patients are drawn to fill up the
first two waiting pools if extra funding or
a special program is carried out to reduce them.
It is this pool that makes it look as if
there is no way of reducing waiting lists,
as if there is a bottomless pit of medical
need. In fact, medical need is not bottomless.
The fourth waiting pool, often ignored
but critical, are patients treated right
away as urgent or emergency cases.
Why are they a waiting pool? Right away
turns out to be not now, but within a few days
or several days, so there is a wait.
More important, what specialists define as urgent varies considerably from
place to place and from season to season.
Usually the waiting pools are put in
the hands of specialists in ways that
allow them to reap benefits from managing them to their advantage.
But waiting pools should be run by the
payers or buyers, because who waits for
how long and for what is, as they say, a
matter of 'allocative efficiency.'
And on the whole,
waiting lists are a
sign of inefficiency,       i^^^^^^^^^m
though some waiting plays  several
clinical  functions
and saves money.
The length of time
and number of patients treading water varies dramati-       	
cally, even for the
patients waiting in
the same area for the same procedure.
These variations, again, are the unscientific results of physician autonomy.
The recent national review of Canadian
waiting lists concludes that "With rare
exceptions, waiting lists in Canada are
non-standardized, capriciously organized, poorly monitored, and in grave need
of retooling."
The waiting pools are organized to
maximize physician autonomy and op-
— Donald Light
portunities to profit because the governments want to minimize political heat.
Ironically, private care makes waiting
worse, even for private patients.
A study by the Consumers' Association of Canada found that patients wait
much less time if they choose surgeons
who operate only in the public hospital,
while surgeons who practice privately
part-time make both their public and
private patients wait longer.
The organization and incentives of
Canadian waiting pools ration care in
ways that put patients' needs last. They
also put taxpayers last by spending their
money in inefficient, wasteful ways.
In particular, the Canadian approach
to waiting pool
^^^^^mmmmmmm^mm      has been dominated by throwing money  at
the problem.
As the payers, provincial
need to insist on
       data that tell
them who is in
those pools,
how they got
there, who is managing patient selection,
and whether patients are being fished
out according to appropriate clinical criteria.
There are several ways to shorten waiting times and save money: but first, the
payers or governments need to decide
they really want to get the job done.
As payers they need to combine and
oversee all phases of waiting, from the
Ironically, private care
makes waiting worse, even
for private patients."
moment a primary-care provider decides a referral is advisory to the end
of the story. That means establishing
criteria for referral for investigations,
and further criteria for operations or
Second, a scale of severity needs to
be put into operation, one that balances clinical need with the costs of
waiting such as pain, loss of income,
impaired function, and responsibilities for children, elderly or other
dependents. Such scales already exist
and can be quickly adapted.
Third, the payers need to pay hospitals or facilities in ways that reward
treating the high-priority patients
Fourth, within a hospital or facility,
multiple inefficiencies, dislocations,
and poor information systems, when
straightened out, greatly shorten waiting times.
Finally governments can set up programs for enabling patients to share
in the decision about whether they
want surgery and if so, what kind.
I do not mean informed consent;
I mean shared decision-making.
The time has come for the public to
understand how current policies may
dismantle the Canadian system and
create a more costly and inequitable
two-tier system.
The time has come for the Canadian government to make its health
insurance system truly universal, comprehensive and equitable, and to make
its organizational and financial structure put patients first and thus minimize rationing at the bedside. UBC Reports ■ Nov. 26, 1998 9
Hilary Thomson photo
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) recently
awarded Forest Sciences Prof. Kermit Ritland more than
$350,000 to set up the Genetic Data Centre (GDC). The
shared research training facility will collect and analyze
genetic data in forestry, agriculture, conservation and
evolution studies. CFI funds pay for the modernization of
infrastructure in the areas of health, environment, science
and engineering research.
T-bird notes
by Don Wells
the gold
It was a golden autumn for
the UBC women's field hockey
team, thanks to a goal by
Leslie Magnus in the national
championship final against
the University of Victoria.
Magnus's winning goal
gave the T-Birds their first
gold medal finish in the
Canadian Interuniversity
Athletic Union (CIAU) Women's Field Hockey Championship since 1990. It was also
UBC's 41st championship in
CIAU history and the highlight of the fall season in
Thunderbird athletics.
Magnus, a third-year Arts
student and a three-time
Academic All Canadian was
also the 1998 winner ofthe
Gail Wilson Trophy.
The trophy is awarded
annually to the Canada West
Conference player who best
exemplifies outstanding team
leadership, loyalty, athleticism and deportment.
Coach Hash Kanjee was
named 1998 Canada West
and CIAU Coach of the Year.
UBC's women's rugby team
also made an entry into the
history books by competing in
the first-ever CIAU Championship at McMaster University
where they won bronze
UBC's Cherlyn McKay, a
second-year Arts student,
won individual honours as
the inaugural CIAU Player of
the Year.
The Thunderbird football
team came up just three points
short of winning the Canada
West conference championship
against the Saskatchewan
Huskies. The 31-28 loss ended
UBC's bid to repeat as Vanier
Cup champions, however, their
impressive 7-3 record, which
included a win over SFU in the
annual Shrum Bowl, serves as a
tribute to the team and to ailing
head coach Casey Smith.
The 1998 UBC football
campaign, dubbed "Courage
for Casey" by the players, was
devoted to Smith who was
diagnosed with liver cancer
last spring.
Geneticist first to receive
$350,000 innovation grant
Forest Sciences Prof. Kermit
Ritland is the first UBC recipient
of a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) grant of more than
"This level of support is essential," says Bernie Bressler, vice-
president, Research. "It allows us
to attract and keep top researchers here at UBC and that benefits
not only our students but the
province as a whole."
The funds will contribute to
the $955,000 needed to set up
the Genetic Data Centre (GDC),
a shared research training facility that will be housed in the new
Forest Sciences Building.
"I think the combined strength
of UBC researchers across departments led to our success in
getting this award," says Ritland,
who holds a Natural Sciences
and Engineering Research Council Industrial Research Chair.
The GDC will provide space,
equipment and the knowledge
base for the collection and analysis of molecular genetic data in
forestry, agriculture, conservation and evolution studies.
Researchers from disciplines
including zoology, plant science,
soil science, botany and forestry
will conduct genetic assays and
analysis on organisms of all types.
Training for graduate students,
faculty and researchers across
Canada will also be offered.
Research projects will fall into
five major categories with a focus on conservation genetics.
Scientists will develop genetic
markers to identify individuals,
determine relationships and
measure genetic diversity in the
Gene conservationists will investigate molecular genetic markers to examine the genetic variation
in rare and endangered species.
Researchers will also study
the use of genetic markers in
breeding and crop production,
conduct comparative DNA sequence studies and map genes
to track inbreeding and evolu-
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animal species.
"Applying genetic science in the
wild is an emerging area, and one
that's very important for B. C.," says
Ritland, apopulationgeneticistwho
works with genetic variability.
Earlier this year CFI granted
UBC 20 awards of up to $350,000
each. The funds were for equip
ment and facilities ranging from
microscopes to a virtual architecture research lab.
The $800 million CFI fund
was created in the 1997 federal
budget as an independent organization to support innovation and research. The CFI pays
for 40 per cent of the capital
costs of new facilities.
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Institute of Applied
Applications and nominations are invited for the position of director
of the Institute of Applied Mathematics.
The primary function of the institute, which is in the Faculty of
Graduate Studies, is the promotion of interdisciplinary research and
teaching activities involving computational and applied mathematics. It is responsible for co-ordination of applied mathematics within
the university and providing opportunities for graduate students
wishing to undertake interdisciplinary programs in this area. It
organizes colloquia and special seminars and provides consultative
assistance to those who use applied mathematics in their research.
Members of the institute come from a variety of disciplines, mainly
within the faculties of Applied Science, Commerce and Business
Administration, and Science.
The search for a director is internal within the university. Applicants
should have expertiseor major interest in applied mathematics and may
be from any faculty or department.
The position, which is available as of Jan. 1,1999, carries an administrative stipend. Office space, secretarial support, and some S&E
funding are also provided by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Applications or nominations should be forwarded by Dec. 14,1998 to:
Assoc. Dean Robert Blake
Faculty of Graduate Studies
180 - 6371 Crescent Rd., Campus Zone 2
Tel: (604) 822-6802
Fax: (604) 822-5802
E-mail: blake@mercury.ubc.ca
The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is
committed to employment equity. The University encourages all
qualified persons to apply.
The classified advertising rate is $16.50 for 35 words or less. Each additional word
is 50 cents. Rate includes GST. Ads must be submitted in writing 10 days before
publication date to the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
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The deadline for the December 10 issue of UBC Reports is noon, December 1.
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. 10th Ave.,
Vancouver, BC, V6R 2H2. Call or
fax 222-4104.	
accommodation in Point Grey
area. Min. to UBC. On main bus
routes. Close to shops and
restaurants. Includes TV, tea and
coffee making, private phone/
fridge. Weekly rates available.
Call 222-3461. Fax: 222-9279.
Five suites available for
academic visitors to UBC only.
Guests dine with residents and
enjoy college life. Daily rate $54
plus $ 14/day for meals Sun-Thurs.
Call 822-8660 for more information and availability.
BAMBURY   LANE      Bed   and
breakfast. View of beautiful BC
mountains, Burrard inlet and city.
Clean, comfortable. Use of living
room, dining room, and kitchen.
Min. to UBC, shops and city. Daily,
weekly and winter rates. Call or
fax 224-6914.	
BR guest suites with equipped
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Centrally located near SUB,
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and families. 1998 rates $85-$ 121
per night. Call 822-1010.	
6th. Heritage house, antiques,
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Walk to UBC along the ocean.
Quiet exclusive neighborhood.
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Comfortable rooms with TV and
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Reasonable rates. Non-smokers
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CAMILLA   HOUSE   Bed   and
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Warm hospitality awaits you at
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ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE Looking for
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ALMA BEACH B&B Beautiful,
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JLJ UBC Reports ■ Nov. 26, 1998 11
Let There
Be Light
Arleta Starzyk (left),
fourth-year Human
Kinetics, and Amy
Holliday, fourth-year
Science, make last
minute touches to
decorative tin lanterns
for the annual campus
procession and turning
on of the Lights of
Learning by Main Library
held last night. The
event kicked off the
annual Live@UBC Lights
Festival. From Nov. 25
to Jan. 8, faculty, staff
and students are asked
to help brighten up the
campus in the dreary
winter days by lighting a
tree, windows, foyer or
Susan Stern photo
In Memoriam
Frank Eastham: 1944-1998
Loved and respected by all
The following remarks were
made by UBC President Martha
Piper at a memorial service held
for Frank Eastham at the Chan
Centre for the Performing Arts on
Nov. 18. Others participating in
the service, which was attended
by more than 400 members ofthe
campus community, included
Vice-President, Administration
and Finance, Terry Sumner,
Harvey Burian, Human Resources, as well as representatives from across campus.
I remember the first time I
met Frank Eastham — we were
both between jobs; Frank was
considering returning to UBC
after a brief stint at Bell Canada,
and I was preparing to join UBC
as I completed my term at U of A.
It was a wonderful meeting, as
we both shared our excitement
and expectations for UBC. Although I can't recall the details of
our conversation, I remember vividly the feeling I had after interacting with Frank—warm, real,
sincere, caring, bright, positive
and most of all, energetic, enthusiastic and fun.
It is this feeling we honour
today as we gather to pay our
respects to Frank Eastham, a
great human being who has
touched, directly or indirectly,
all of our lives here at UBC. As a
universiry community, we offer
our most sincere condolences to
Frank's family members who are
with us today.
We also gather today to celebrate Frank's life and his zest
for life — his commitment to this
university, and his dedication to
its people.
Frank Eastham joined UBC
in April 1991 as associate vice-
president. Human Resources
and provided distinctive leader
ship in the areas of human resources and labor relations, setting this universiry as an example for the country.
A recipient of the 1996 Award
of distinction from the B.C. Human Resources Management Association, Frank demonstrated
the highest degree of professional
practice in everything he did.
Throughout his time at UBC
his commitment to the university, and its people, was unconditional. He believed passionately
in the academic mission of UBC
and cared deeply about its future. His voice, and all of its
amazing metaphors, phrases and
nuances, was respected, whether
at the VP level or the negotiating
table—whether in Victoria as our
representative to the government
or in consultation with our sister
We all listened to and learned
from Frank—benefiting on a daily
basis from his wisdom and sage
counsel. Rarely did a day go by that
Frank would not leave me a voice
mail message—supporting, advising, comforting, guiding. We will
miss hearing his voice, but we will
remember its message.
Perhaps more important than
his voice, Frank made a difference to this university through
his actions. Frank performed in a
way, that few others do...taking
every initiative seriously — preparing every presentation with
utmost care — taking responsibility for all of his actions, moving
agendas positively forward. In
short, Frank "walked the talk"
and ensured that we all did likewise.
How many times were we all
challenged by Frank to do what
we said we would do? Popping
his head into my door, he would
cajole me into action, urging me
Frank Eastham
to make a decision or begin an
initiative. Frank understood how
to get things done; but perhaps
most important, he understood
how to get others to get things
done. We will miss Frank's activity, but we will remember his
actions and will strive to continue to act as he would have
wanted us to.
Rarely, at a university, is there
an individual who is loved and
respected by all—students, staff
and faculty. Frank Eastham was
such a person — one whom we
all benefited from knowing and
working with. It is for this reason, that we are all experiencing
such a profound sense of loss.
Each of us will miss Frank
terribly—in our own ways — but
likewise, each of us will remember him, and through our memories, will strive to live up to his
high standards and actions to
create the university community,
here at UBC, that Frank so deeply
cared about and believed in.
by staff writers
j atricia Marchak has been
'elected by faculty to the
Board of Governors.
A former dean of Arts, Marchak is a
professor in the Anthropology and
Sociology Dept. and the Institute for
Resources and Environment. She
served as head of the Anthropology and
Sociology Dept. from 1987 to 1990.
A UBC graduate, Marchak is a
fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
and president of its Humanities and
Social Sciences Academy. Her areas of
special interest include the sociology
ofthe forest and fishing industries, and political ideologies.
Anatomy Prof. Joanne Emerman has been re-elected to
the board.
Emerman, who is also associate dean, Research, in the
Faculty of Medicine, was elected by faculty to the board in
Prof. Emeritus Michael Smith has been inducted
into the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of
Smith won the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his
work in reprogramming the genetic codes found in DNA.
He is the director of Vancouver's Genome Sequence
Centre, the first research centre in Canada devoted to
decoding human genes.
Linda Harmon has been appointed director of
Business Relations in External Affairs effective Nov. 1.
' Harmon has an extensive background in national
and international marketing and sponsorship.
In addition to working for the 1999 PanAm Games and
the 1998 Commonwealth Games, she served as sponsorship manager for the International Conference on AIDS in
Business Relations helps the university find alternative
sources of revenue through preferred supplier partnership
agreements. A comprehensive set of guidelines developed
by an advisory committee of faculty, staff and students
ensures that the university preserves its fundamental and
ethical values as it enters these partnerships.
"▼ "W" Tilliam Sauder was
\/\f recently re-elected by
w   V   acclamation to serve a
second term as university chancellor.
A UBC graduate, Sauder is chair
of International Forest Products and
Sauder Industries Limited. He was a
member of UBC's Board of Governors from 1981 to 1987, and served
as chair of the board for the last two
years of his term. He was named
chancellor in June 1996.
Poet alumna wins
G-G literary award
A graduate of the Creative
Writing Program at the University of British Columbia has won
this year's $10,000 Governor
General's Literary Award in English for poetry.
Stephanie Bolster (BFA, Creative Writing '91; MFA, Creative
Writing '94) won for White Stone:
The Alice Poems published by
Signal Editions/Vehicule Press.
White Stone: The Alice Poems
was selected from 90 titles submitted for the award.
"The Alice poems benefit from
Stephanie's West Coastness, the
ability to shift identity and merge
with the surrounding greenery
and scenery," says Creative Writing Prof. George McWhirter.
"She brings the glitz of sequins and Lycra in the present
together with life and imagination's   unpredictable   turns
through the lacework of the
Bolster completed her thesis
work with poet and UBC Killam
Teaching Prize winner
McWhirter in 1994.
White Stone: The Alice Poems,
is Bolster's first published collection. It explores the disturbing yet fascinating relationship
between Charles Dodgson, also
known as Lewis Carroll, and
Alice Liddell, who was the inspiration for Carroll's Alice books.
Bolster's next book. Two
Bowls of Milk, will be published
by McClelland & Stewart in
spring 1999.
Bolster has previously won
the Bronwen Wallace Award, the
Malahat Long Poem Competition, the Mother Tongue Press
Chapbook Competition and the
Norma Epstein Award. 12 UBC Reports • Nov. 26, 1998
A Vision
for THE
of British
into THE
21st Century
Tin I
ot British Columbia,
aspiring to hi- Canada's best university,
Canada, and the world.
A message from the President
Since its opening in 1915, UBC has developed a reputation for excellence in teaching
and research, and has become a leader in higher education in Canada. That might not
have happened without the drive and determination of the "Great Trekkers," the UBC
students whose march and demonstration in October 1922 persuaded the provincial
government of the day to complete the new UBC campus on Point Grey.
Today we must plan again for a new UBC, for a university that will meet the
challenges of growth and change as we enter the new millennium. Our goal is to become
Canada's best university, and in pursuit of that goal we have consulted extensively over
the last nine months with our faculty, students, and staff, as well as with members of the
external community.
The process of consultation has helped us to articulate a new vision for UBC, and
to identify key targets and strategies to attain that vision. The steps we plan to take, and
the principles underlying them, are outlined in a vision document we have called Trek
2000. In that document, here presented in brief, we have laid out the path that we believe
must be followed if UBC is to attain its goal of becoming Canada's finest university. If we
work together, and revive the spirit of the Great Trek, we shall achieve that goal.
C/  l^U^STUu KyaxstJ
As presented in Trek 2000 - A Vision for the 21st Century, UBC's plans for the
future are grouped in five areas:
PEOPLE: UBC recognizes that people are its most important resource, and accordingly
gives high priority to attracting and retaining outstanding faculty, students, and staff.
The strategies to be adopted include: the development of an academic plan to guide faculty and staff renewal and retention; improved mechanisms for acknowledging faculty
achievements and staff contributions; the strengthening of recruitment efforts to attract
the best students; and significant improvements to the physical structure of the campus
and the services provided to students.
LEARNING: UBC is committed to maintaining the highest standards of teaching and
learning. Our goal is to provide students with a challenging and distinctive education
that is international in scope, interactive in process, and interdisciplinary in content and
approach. We intend to develop new learner-centred curricula, increase co-op and
internship programs, integrate information technology with instruction, renovate all labs
and classrooms, and develop new programs for life-long learning.
RESEARCH: As a major research-intensive university, UBC is dedicated to the search for
knowledge and understanding, and their application for the benefit of society. Our goal
is to become the leading research university in Canada, and one ofthe leading research universities in the world. To achieve this goal we intend to improve funding and mentoring
support for our researchers, attract increased funding from all sources, both public and
private, and expand liaisons with government, industry, and labour. We shall strengthen
our library, and develop plans to guide the recruitment and support of graduate
students and postgraduate fellows.
COMMUNITY: UBC is dedicated to furthering the social, cultural, and economic interests of Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, and Canada. We shall develop educational
and research programs in collaboration with local and regional communities, and seek
creative solutions to complex social problems through applied research. To this end, we
shall consult many groups and individuals, including the newly-established President's
Community Advisory Council, as well as appropriate branches of government, other
educational institutions, and our alumni.
INTERNATIONALIZATION: Recognizing its role in an international network of learning, UBC is dedicated to educating its students to think globally, and seeks to advance
learning and research that will strengthen British Columbia's and Canada's links to other
nations. Our strategies here will include efforts to attract more international students
through exchange programs, and a greater focus on research initiatives in Asia-Pacific,
the Americas, and Europe. We shall also expand the study of aboriginal culture and history both in Canada and abroad, and increase the numbers of aboriginal students.
We encourage everyone to consult the full text of UBC's vision document. Trek 2000 - A Vision for the 21st Century, for a more detailed discussion of the points noted above. The document is available in hard copy at various distribution points around the UBC campus, including the Student Union Building; Gage, Vanier, and Totem Park residences; the UBC Bookstore;
the Koerner Library; and the University hospitals. It is also available on the web at www.vision.ubc.ca. Should you experience any difficulty in obtaining copies, please contact the President's
Office at 6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z2; fax: (604) 822-5055; email: vision@exchange.ubc.ca.


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