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UBC scientists get
gold medals from
B.C. Science Council
UBC scientists Dr. Michael Smith and Dr.
Rudy Haering have won two out of three
gold medals awarded this year by the
Science Council of British Columbia.
The awards were established in 1980 to
recognize the most outstanding scientists
and technological innovators in the
province. The four categories for the
medals are the natural sciences, health
sciences, engineering and applied sciences
and industrial innovation.
Dr. Haering was awarded the prize for
his research leading to the invention of a
rechargeable battery that uses lithium and
molybdenum disulphide. Compared with
nickel-cadmium batteries it delivers three
times the energy per unit of weight and has
a shelf life of eight to ten years compared
with two to six months.
Dr. Haering has had a distinguished
career at both UBC and Simon Fraser
University. He was the first head of the
physics department at SFU, serving in that
capacity from 1964 to 1968. During that
time he helped found CTF Systems of Port
Coquidam, one of the first companies in
B.C. established to manufacture products
and systems developed through university
In 1973 he came to UBC where he was
also head of the physics department until
1977. He continues as an active researcher
and teacher in the department
This past summer Moli Energy, another
company Dr. Haering had a hand in
creating, announced plans to establish a
plant in B.C. to manufacture the new
rechargeable batteries.
Dr. Smith of UBC's biochemistry
department has developed a technique of
great value to the field of genetic
There are millions of genes in a single
cell, affecting everything from an
individual's eye color to the ability of a
plant to withstand cold weather. But it has
proven to be a major challenge to identify
the specific gene that is to be modified.
Through his research Dr. Smith has
discovered a way to isolate and identify
specific genes, and his technique has
become a standard procedure in genetic
engineering throughout the world.
The third Science Council medal was
awarded to a research team, Dr. Suezone
Chow of Canadian Forest Products and
Dr. Gary Troughton of Forintek Canada
Corporation. Their research involved a
technique known as 'finger-jointing', in
which pieces of wood which might
otherwise be discarded are joined to make
longer and stronger commercial-grade
Previous winners of the B.C. Science
Council awards include UBC scientists Dr.
John Brown, Dr. Harold Copp, Dr. Julia
Levy, Dr. Clayton Person, Dr. David Suzuki
and Dr. John Warren. No more than three
medals are awarded each year.
Service open
to public
A Remembrance Day service, open to the
public, will be held at 10:45 a.m. on
Sunday, Nov. 11, in the foyer of the War
Memorial Gymnasium at the University of
The address will be given by Dr.
Bernard Riedel, dean of UBC's Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the Scripture
will be read by UBC President George
Conducting the service will be The Right
Reverend Barry Valentine, Anglican
United Campus Ministry.
Music will be provided by the UBC
Brass Quintet
Vancouver Rotarians
donate sound system
A sound system valued at $14,000 has
been donated to International House by
the Vancouver Rotary Club.
International House has also received
two donations from the Rotary Club of
Vancouver South — $500 to the
Emergency Support Fund for International
Students, and $3,000 that will be used for
computer facilities in International House.
International House will hold a 'Rotary
Appreciation Night' on Friday, Nov. 9,
starting at 7:30 p.m., to which Rotarians,
International House directors and the
public are invited.
The UBC music library's collection of original manuscripts has been enriched by members of
the Cherniavsky family, who have been closely associated with Vancouver's musical life since
the early 1930s. On the table in front of library assistant Erin Fitzpatrick are copy
manuscripts — the original has disappeared — of the instrumental and vocal parts of
Beethoven's Opus 116, a vocal trio for soprano, tenor and bass published in 1826.
Corrections on the manuscripts are in Beethoven's handwriting. Erin holds an original
manuscript of die ballet Khamma, thought to be in the handwriting of French composer
Claude Debussy, commissioned in 1910 by the Canadian dancer Maud Alien. She never
performed the work and it was not until 1947 that the ballet had its premiere performance in
Copping, Holubitsky, Crofts take top scholarships
Margaret Copping, a first-year law student
and president of the UBC Alma Mater
Society, has been awarded the University's
most prestigious scholarship, the Sherwood
Lett Scholarship, for 1984-85, worth $3500.
Runnerup in the competition and
winner of the $3000 Amy E. Sauder
Scholarship is Don Holubitsky, student
member of the Board of Governors now
completing a combined MD/PhD program
after graduating in 1976 with a double
honors Bachelor of Science degree.
Third winner is Anne Crofts, who
completes her Bachelor of Science degree
in rehab medicine this year. Her award is
the Harry Logan Memorial Scholarship,
worth $1850.
Margaret Copping was born in Toronto
and graduated from Grade 13 of Hillcrest
High School in Ottawa in 1972. She spent
eight years in a variety of jobs (actress,
ranchhand, millworker, income tax
assessor, cook, etc.) before entering UBC in
Of the future, Ms. Copping says:
"There are two very different career
areas that interest me. One is the field of
medical ethics, and the associated legal
problems. The field seems to be expanding
lately to include the ethics of various
technologies, and there is a lot of work to
be done deciding where some of the
trickier questions are settled: the law courts,
the political area or the labs.
"The second area that interests me is, for
lack of a better phrase, women's legal
concerns. There is a great deal of law that
doesn't seem to have caught up with the
realities of women in the workforce and on
their own."
Ms. Copping's sports activities include
swimming, weighdifting, scuba diving,
skiing, windsurfing and canoeing.
Edmonion-bom Mr. Holubitsky graduated
from Carson Graham in North Vancouver
in 1971 and entered UBC that fell. After
switching from honors chemistry to
combined honors in chemistry and
biology, he took a year out after graduating
in 1976, working for the Environmental
Protection Service of Environment Canada.
Mr. Holubitsky took an unclassified year
at UBC in 1977-78, then entered graduate
studies and completed a master's degree
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See 'Scholarships' UBC Reports October 31, 1984
High tech helps out fine arts
High tech has come to the aid of the fine
arts at the University of B.C. in the form of
the optical laser videodisc.
It's now possible for the 1,409 students
enrolled in the 68 courses being offered in
the Department of Fine Arts this year to
have instant access to its collection of
100,000 color slides simply by sitting in
front of a television set and calling up the
slides with an easily operated remote
control unit
The UBC videodisc system is unique in
Canada and is one of two in the whole of
North America. The other has been
developed by the U.S. National Gallery of
Art in Washington, D.C., which has put
some of its vast collection of paintings on
The 100,000 slides imprinted on the
single UBC videodisc cover almost the
entire range of world painting as well as
specialized areas of study such as
Byzantine and early Christian art, stained
glass, illuminated manuscripts, photography
and films, maps, mosaics and most styles of
Installation of the videodisc system solves
a long-standing problem for students, says
Prof. James Caswell, the head of the UBC
Fine Arts department
"For years we have hoped to have some
means whereby students could have access
to the images which are used by teachers in
the classroom. We simply don't have the
financial resources, the space or the
personnel necessary to allow students to
have access to the some 100,000 slides that
teachers use to illustrate their lectures.
"In addition, the textbooks chosen for
courses are rarely comprehensive enough to
meet all the needs of students, and the
resources of the fine arts division of the
UBC Library are severely strained in
providing visual materials in book and
other forms.
"Modem technology in the form of the
videodisc now makes it possible for students
to have access to our entire collection in
circumstances that allow them to study
paintings, art objects and architecture in
depth any time the Library is open. And the
Faculty members wishing more
information about the following research
grants should consult the Research
Administration Grant Deadlines circular
which is available in departmental and
faculty offices. If further information is
required, call 228-3652 (external grants) or
228-5583 (internal grants).
(Deadline date in brackets)
• Agriculture Canada
—Operating Grant (1)
• Agriculture Research Council of Alberta
—Farming for the Future (1)
• American Council of Learned Societies
—Eastern European Studies Grant (1)
—Grants-in-Aid (15)
—Mellon Fellowships for Chinese Studies (1)
• Association of Commonwealth Universities
—Commonwealth Medical Fellowships (31)
• Baker, E.A. Fdn. for Prevention of Blindness
—Fellowship (15)
—Research (15)
• Canada Council: Arts Awards
—Visiting Foreign Artists (15)
• Canadian Cancer Society
—McEachern Fellowships (1)
• Canadian Fedn. of Univ. Women
—Graduate Fellowships for Women (15)
• Canadian Life & Health Insurance Assoc. Inc.
—Medical Scholarships (15)
• Canadian Lung Association
—Fellowship (15)
-Research (15)
• Cattell, James McKeen Fund
—James McKeen Cattell Sabbatical Award (1)
• Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Fund
—Cancer-directed Fellowship (15)
—Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant (15)
• Deutscher Akadem. Austauschdienst (DAAD)
—Study Visits of Foreign Academics (1)
Fine arts slide librarian Barbara Hopkins
holds optical laser videodisc, which has
UBC's entire collection of 100,000 color
slides imprinted on it. To view slides on
five TV sets located in the fine arts division
of UBC's Main Library, students use an
easily operated remote control unit.
project was carried out at very reasonable
cost - less than $50,000."
Prof. Caswell credits three people with
making the whole thing possible — UBC
Arts dean Robert Will, who provided the
funds for the project fine arts slide curator
Barbara Hopkins, who organized the UBC
slide collection for the transfer process;
and innovative film maker and UBC
graduate Chris Gallagher, now teaching at
the University of Regina, who came up with
the idea of putting the UBC slide
collection on to videotape, which in turn
was transferred on to videodisc.
All 100,00 of the UBC slides have been
imprinted on a single, grooveless disc
about the size of a normal long-play record.
• Donner Canadian Foundation
—Program and Research (1)
• Environment Canada: Atmospheric Envir.
—Science Subvention Program (31)
• Environment Canada: Inland Waters Dir.
—Water Resources Research Support Program
• Fisheries and Oceans Canada
—Science Subvention Program (1)
• Hamilton Foundation
—E.B. Eastbum Fellowship Fund (31)
• Health & Welfare Canada: NHRDP Projects
—NHRDP Demonstration Projects (1)
—NHRDP Preliminary Development Projects
-NHRDP Research Grant (1)
-NHRDP Studies (1)
• Health & Welfare Canada: Welfare
—Human Resource Development Project (15)
—National Welfare Grant (15)
—National Welfare: Research Group
Development (15)
• Huntington Society of Canada
—Postdoctoral Fellowship (31)
—Research in Huntington's Disease (31)
• International Agency for Research on Cancer
—Fellowships for Research Training in Cancer
—Visiting Scientist Award (31)
• International Union Against Cancer
—Yamagiwa-Yoshida Int'l Cancer Study Grants
Faculty gets
new officer
Andrew Brockett, executive officer of die
UBC Faculty Association for more than six
years, has resigned to take a new position at
the University of Lethbridge.
He will become the executive officer in
the office of the vice-president academic.
Replacing him as executive officer of the
2,000-member faculty association is Geoff
Crampton, formerly with Personnel Services.
A smooth, plasticized coating imparts a
silvery sheen to the disc.
The disc is extremely durable because
no mechanical stylus touches the surface.
Instead, the information imprinted on the
disc is "read" by a laser light beam reflecting
off the surface of the spinning disc, thus
eliminating the wear and tear that results
from stylus friction on a record.
And unlike color slides, which deteriorate
over time as the result of heat from the
projection machine, the information stored
on the videodisc will never deteriorate
and will continue to reproduce bright
images throughout its life.
The UBC videodiscs are sealed inside six
player units, each about the size of a
stereo amplifying unit, which are linked to a
television set Students simply plug a
remote control key-pad unit into the TV set
and by punching a set of five code
numbers can call up slides showing the arts
and architecture of almost every nation in
the world as well as slides illustrating some
specialized areas of study.
The UBC system doesn't have any printed
material that explains what the viewer is
seeing or its significance in the history of
art. That kind of information' is given to
the student by his or her teacher in the
course of lectures, together with a code
number that allows the student to study the
classroom slides on the TV sets in the fine
arts division of the UBC Library.
Students are enthusiastic about the
system. Some comments: "It saves a lot of
time. The slides you see in the classroom
are taken from many sources, which
means you have to hunt through a lot of
books to find them. And many of the
library books, because of high demand or
value, can't be checked out for home use."
"I sometimes have trouble trying to
remember what a painting, say, or a
carving I saw six months ago on a classroom
slide looks like. With the videodisc I can
study it as long as I want to and read the
notes I made about it earlier."
"It's terrific. You get a much bigger and
often a better reproduction on the TV
screen than you'll find in any textbook."
• Japan Foundation
—Fellowship Programs (1)
—Institutional Project Support Programs (1)
—Research Program (1)
• I.ady Davis Fellowship Trust
—Fellowships (1)
—Visting Professorships (1)
• Malignant Hyperthermia Assoc.
—Grant-in-Aid (15)
• MRC: Awards Program
—Centennial Fellowship (1)
-MRC Fellowship (1)
• MRC: Grants Program
—Biotechnology Development Program (1)
• MRC: Special Programs
-INSRM/MRC Exchange (1)
• National Multiple Sclerosis Soc. (U.S.)
—Junior Faculty Awards (preliminary proposals)
—Postdoctoral Fellowships (preliminary
—Research (preliminary proposals)
• National Museums of Canada
—Research Contract (1)
• National Research Council (Inti. Relations)
— Natl. Recherche Scientifique-France
Exchange (31)
• North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Roy. Soc.)
— Research Fellowship (31)
• North Atlantic Treaty Organization
—Senior Scientist Program (15)
• NSERC: Vector Computer Facility
—Dorval Vector Access (1)
• Social Science Res. Council (US)
—International Research (1)
• Stanford Humanities Center
—Marta Sutton Weeks Fellowships (15)
• University of British Columbia
—Arctic 8c Alpine Research Grants (3)
• WHO: Intl. Agency for Cancer Res.
—see:- Intern. Agency for Research on Cancer
• Woodward's Fdn. (Mr. & Mrs. P.A.)
—Foundation Grants (1)
• World University Services
—Awards to Foreign Nationals: Fellowships (1)
Note: All external agency grant
applications must be signed by the Head,
Dean, and Dr. RD. Spratley.   Applicant is
responsible for sending application to
Dr. John L. McMullan of the Department
of Anthropology and Sociology has been
elected chairperson of the Social Policy
Committee of the Canadian Sociology and
Anthropology Association for 1984-1987.
He is also serving as a member of the
executive committee of the Canadian
Sociology and Anthropology Association
for the same three-year period.
Prof. Margaret Prang of UBC's Department
of History has received an Award of Merit
from the American Association for State and
Local History in recognition of her
contributions to the study of B.C. affairs.
The award was made specifically for Prot
Prang's contributions as one of the founding
editors of the journal B.C. Studies.
Dr. Noel Nathan of the civil
engineering department has been awarded
the prestigious T.Y. Lin Award for a paper
entitled Slendemess of Prestressed Concrete
Columns, which was published in the PCI
Journal of the Prestressed Concrete Institute
in Chicago.
Prof. Chuck Brawner of UBC's mining
and mineral process engineering department
was honored recently by the society of
Mining Engineers and the American
Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and    -
Petroleum Engineers for his book Stability in
Underground Mining II.
Dr. Richard Pollay, a member of the
commerce faculty, has just returned from
the University of Illinois where he was a
scholar in residence. Dr. Pollay is an expert
in the history of advertising.
Dr. V.J. Modi of UBC's mechanical
engineering department has been invited by
the Indian Society of Theoretical and
Applied Mechanics to deliver a memorial
lecture in December honoring applied
mathematician Dr. B.R. Seth.
Prof. A.L. Mular, acting head of the
mining and mineral process eningeering
department, has been named the recipient
of the Engineering Undergraduate
Society's Walter Gage Teaching Award for
1984. Prof. Mular was also recendy
appointed chairman of the mining,
minerals and metals evaluation subcommittee of the Science Council of B.C.
Dr. John Grace of the Department of
Chemical Engineering delivered the 1984
Gzowski Society Lecture at the University of
Western Ontario last month. He was also
selected as the fifth recipient of Western's
L.S. Lauchland Engineering Science
Alumni Medal in recognition of outstanding
contributions to the engineering profession.
Dr. Sheldon C. Naiman, clinical
professor in UBC's Department of Pathology
in the Faculty of Medicine, has received
an award of excellence in clinical teaching.
It is the first annual award made by the
Professional Association of Interns and
Residents of B.C.
The award is accompanied by a plaque
and $500. Dr. Naiman has donated the
money to the hematology research fund at
VGH. UBC Reports October 31, 1984
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in anatomy in 1980. In 1981, he switched
his program to a combined MD/PhD,
doing both research and medical studies
Although scholarships have supported
him since he entered graduate studies, Mr.
Holubitsky worked at a variety of jobs as an
undergraduate — hospital porter,
jackhammer operator, mattress maker, auto
mechanic, traffic painter, telecommunications
installer, and economic survey worker.
His sporting interests include soccer,
Softball, skiing, scuba diving, sailing and
sports car racing.
Of the future, Mr. Holubitsky says his
education gives him a number of options,
including research or academic medicine,
and medical practice.
"At present, I wish to finish my doctorate,
perhaps in combination with a residency
program, and to qualify for medical
"An area of interest that I would like to
pursue at some point in the future deals
with the interface between medicine and
society, in legal, economic and social
terms. It is clear that with the recession, the
changing demographics of our society,
and increasing burdens carried by
taxpayers, our medical system will require
substantial restructuring in the future. I
would like to contribute to this process."
Ann Crofts moved from Matsqui to
Vancouver in 1966 and graduated from
Magee in 1977. She got her bachelor's
degree in physical education in 1983 and
after obtaining her BSc degree this coming
spring she will begin an internship in
physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
"Currendy I have three major career
objectives. I would like to work in a third
world country, perhaps within an
exchange program, to fill an obvious need
in these areas and also to gain much
valued experience which will benefit my
work in the long term. Following this, I
have plans to pursue graduate work as I
recognize a definite need for research in
this field, particularly with regard to the
development of objective studies in
rehabilitation medicine.
"Ultimately, I wish to hold a senior
position in a hospital or seek employment
in a university so that I can continue with
my research and play a part in the
education and training of future
Ms. Crofts has been captain of the UBC
field hockey team since 1979 and has
toured internationally as a member of the
Canadian national team. In her earlier
years, she played basketball for Magee and
was a member of the Kerrisdale Figure
Skating Club and the Kerrisdale Swim Club.
Gairdner award to UBC
Dr. Robert L. Noble has received a
Gairdner Foundation International Award,
the fourth scientist from UBC to be so
The award was for Dr. Noble's
outstanding contributions to medical
science. He is best known for his discovery
of vinblastine, an extremely powerful
anti-cancer drug which he extracted from
the periwinkle plant, used as a common
ground cover.
Dr. Noble, professor emeritus in the
physiology department in UBC's Faculty
of Medicine and former director of the
Cancer Research Centre at UBC, made his
discovery while at the University of Western
Ontario. He continued his research at
UBC, retiring in 1975. He is now with the
Cancer Control Agency of B.C.
Dr. Noble will give a lecture on "An
Adventurous Half-Century in Medical
Research" in lecture hall six of the
Woodward Building at 4 p.m. on Mon.,
Nov. 5.
The award comes with a cash prize of
$15,000. Awards have been made to 168
scientists around the world since the
Gairdner Foundation was created in 1957.
UBC pianists off to Europe
Two members of UBC's Department of
Music will give a total of 13 piano recitals
in major European centres in the months of
November and December.
Assistant professor of music Jane Coop
leaves Vancouver Nov. 9 for a month-long
tour that will take her to Belgrade,
Budapest, Warsaw, Prague and Moscow
before she returns to Canada on Dec. 8.
In Budapest, she'll play Beethoven's
second piano concerto with one of
Hungary's leading symphony orchestras
conducted byjanos Sandor, who issued the
initial invitation to Ms. Coop through the
Hungarian branch of Jeunesse Musicale.
Canada's external affairs ministry asked
Ms. Coop to undertake an extension of her
Hungarian tour to give recitals in Poland,
Czechoslovakia and the U.S.S.R.
In her solo recitals, Ms. Coop will play a
program which includes works by Bach,
Hadyn, Mozart and Canadian composer
Jacques Hetu.
Prof. Robert Silverman, who toured the
Far East in the spring of this year under the
auspices of the external affairs ministry,
will be in London and Paris for two solo
recitals in November.
Hell play in London's Queen Elizabeth
Hall Nov. 13 at a concert arranged by
Canada's high commissioner and in Paris on
Nov. 17 at the Canadian Cultural Centre
at a concert arranged by the Canadian
His program will include works by
Brahms, Bartok, Rachmaninoff and Hetu.
For events in the weeks of Nov. 18 and 25,
material must be submitted not later than 4
p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8. Send notices to
Information Services, 6328 Memorial Road (Old
Administration Building). For further information
call 228-3131.
The Vancouver Institute.
Saturday, Nov. 3
Artificial Intelligence
and the Human Mind.
Prof. Zenon Pylyshyn,
director, Centre for
Cognitive Science,
University of Western
Saturday, Nov. 10
Pornography. Prof.
Catherine MacKinnon,
Law, University of
Both lectures take place in Lecture Hall 2 of the
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre at
8:15 p.m. Admission is free.
Vancouver Youth Symphony.
The Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra
opens its 1984/85 season with an all division
concert Tickets are $5 general, $2 for students
and seniors (for information on obtaining
tickets, call 875-1661). Old Auditorium. 2 p.m.
SUB Films.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Frankenstein.
Auditorium, Student Union Building. 7 p.m.
Lutheran Campus Centre.
Religion in the Colonies: Church History in
B.C. Chuck Anderson, historian. Lutheran
Campus Centre. 7 p.m.
History of Medicine Lecture.
Contemporary Family Practice. Dr. Mark
Longhurst, Family Practice, UBC. Room 80B,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
830 a.m.
An opportunity to hear and speak German.
Everyone welcome. International House.
12:30 p.m.
Plant Science Seminar.
A Model to Evaluate Carrying Capacities for
Stock Ranges in the Prince George Range
Management District Dr.J.D. Graham, Agricultural
Economics, UBC. Room 342, MacMillan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A Rational Approach to the Management of
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders. Dr. Daniel
M. Laskin, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,
Medical College of Virginia. The Paul Rondeau
Memorial Lecture. Lecture Hall 3, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Committee on Lectures.
America and the Weimar Republic: The Dangers
of the Present and the Lessons of the Past Prof.
Peter Sloterdijk, Philosophy and German
Literature, University of Munich. Room 316,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
The Pedersen Exchange.
An opportunity for members of the University
community to meet with President George
Pedersen to discuss matters of concern. Persons
wishing to meet with the president should
identify themselves to the receptionist in the
Librarian's office, immediately to the left of the
main entrance to the Main Library. 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Savonius Rotor Irrigation System. N. Roth.
Dynamic Response of Guided Circular Saws. B.
Lehmann. Room 1202, Civil and Mechanical
Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Germanic Studies Seminar.
Kritik der Zynischen Vemunft (in German). Prof.
Peter Sloterdijk, Philosophy and German
Literature, University of Munich. Penthouse,
Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
How to Do Statistics by the WKB Method. Dr.
Marc Mangel, Mathematics, University of
California, Davis. Room 229, Mathematics
Building. 3:45 p.m.
Medicine Lecture.
An Adventurous Half-Century (1934-1984) in
Medical Research. Robert L. Noble, professor
emeritus of Physiology, UBC. Lecture Hall 6,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
4 p.m.
Zoology Physiology Group Seminar.
The Strange Story of the Hydrogen Ion. Dr. PA.
Stewart, professor emeritus of Medical Science,
Brown University. Room 2449, Biological Sciences
Building. 4:30 p.m.
Vancouver School of Theology
Daughters to Susanna: Women and Ministry in
the Methodist Tradition. Dr. Gerald Hobbs.
Chancellor Building, 6050 Chancellor Blvd.
7:45 p.m.
Marketing Workshop.
Empirical Comparisons of Consumer Satisfaction
Models. David Tse, Commerce, UBC. Penthouse,
Angus Building. 1230 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture.
Synthetic Studies in Quassinoids. Prof. Paul A.
Grieco, Chemistry, Indiana University. Room 250,
Chemistry Building. 12:30 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Accumulation of Alkaloids in Plant Cell
Cultures. F. Constabel, NRC, Saskatoon. Room
3219, Biological Sciences Building. 1230 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Phytoplankton and Nitrogen: Tidal Mixing and
the Ammonia Gulp. Dr. John Parslow,
Oceanography, UBC. Room 1465, Biological
Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Faculty Women's Club.
Prof. Malcolm McGregor will give a talk and slide
presentation "Outside Athens." Husbands and
friends invited. Cecil Green Park. 8 p.m.
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Actions of General Anaesthetics as Revealed by
ZAPing the Neurons. Dr. E. Puil, Pharmacology
and Therapeutics and Anaesthesia, Medicine,
UBC. Room 317, Block C, Medical Sciences
Building. 12 noon.
Ethnics Studies Lecture.
The Double in Ethnic Writing. Eli Mandel, poet
and critic. Room A104, Buchanan Building.
12-30 p.m.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Hindemith, Albeniz, Mendelssohn
and Smetana. Rita Costanzi, harp. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Forestry Seminar.
The Interaction of Light with Phytochemicals in
Natural and Novel Systems. Prof. G.H.N. Towers,
Botany, UBC. Room 166, MacMillan Building.
12:30 p.m.
English Colloquium.
America's Disappearing Frontier in Fiction and
Art. Dr. Christine Bold. Penthouse, Buchanan
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
Geomorphology of the Southern Coast Mountains
of B.C.: An Overview. Prof. Olav Slaymaker,
Geography, UBC. Room 201, Geography
Building. 330 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
Fleet Dynamics and Individual Variation: Why
do Some People Catch More Fish than Others?
Dr. Ray Hilborn, Animal Resource Ecology,
UBC. Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building.
430 p.m.
Cerebral Palsy Lecture.
Stress and Stress Management, Angela Kwok,
social worker; and The Art of Encouragement,
Edna Nash, counselling psychologist Activity
Room, Vancouver Neurological Centre, 1195 W.
8th Ave. 7 p.m.
Frederic Wood Theatre.
Opening night of William Shakespeare's Twelfth
Night. Continues through Saturday, Nov. 17
(except Sunday). For ticket information and
reservations, call 228-2678. Frederic Wood
Theatre. 8 p.m.
Geological Sciences Lecture.
Effects of Thrust Faulting on Organic
Maturation in the S.E. Cordillera. Dr. Marc
Bustin, Geology, UBC. Room 330A, Geological
Sciences Building. 1230 p.m.
UBC Chamber Strings.
Music of Mozart and Dvorak. John Loban and
Eric Wilson, directors. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 1230 p.m.
History Presentation.
Night and Fog, dealing with the extermination of
Europe's Jews. First of three special features on
the Nazi experience in Europe, 1933-1945,
presented by the Department of History. Room
A205, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Koerner Lecture.
Sexual Discrimination and the law. Dr. Catherine
MacKinnon, Law, University of Minnesota.
Rooms 101/102, Curtis Building. 12:30 p.m.
Co-operative Education Information
First-year Applied Science and first-year Science
students are invited for an information meeting
on co-op education. Mrs. M. Gilmore,
co-ordinator. Room 200, Computer Science
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Charge Density Wave Conduction: Noise and
Bistable Configurations in the Pinned State. N.P.
Ong, University of Southern California. Room
318, Hennings Building. 230 p.m.
Environmetrics Seminar.
Interpolation of Spatial Covariance Patterns with
Application to Acid Deposition Data. Dr. P.D.
Sampson, Statistics, University of Washington.
Room 101, Ponderosa Annex C. 330 p.m.
Mathematics Colloquium.
Network Flows Approach for Matrices with
Given Row and Column Sums. Prof. Richard
Anstee, UBC. Room 1100, Mathematics
Building Annex. 3:45 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
Bell's Theorem and Non-Locality. Peter Rastall,
Physics, UBC. Room 201, Hennings Building.
4 p.m.
Zoology Seminar.
Studies on Voltage-Dependent Calcium Channels
in Paramecium. Dr. Ching Rung, University of
Wisconsin, Madison. Room 2000, Biological
Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
SUB Films.
Puberty Blues. Continues until Nov. 11 with
shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
and at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Auditorium, Student
Union Building. 7 p.m.
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CUSO Presentation.
Women Feed the World. A talk on nutrition and
women in development Candia Alleyne,
nutritionist who worked in Grenada. Free
admission. Sponsored by CUSO-UBC.
International House. 7:30 p.m.
Friends of the Geological Museum.
Joe Nagel, curator, will present a program entitled
Galapagos — An Introduction to Eden. All are
welcome, but seating is limited. Room 135,
Geological Sciences Centre (adjoining the
museum area). 8 p.m.
Men's Basketball.
Buchanan Classic. Simon Fraser University. 8 p.m.
Music Conference.
Day one of the American Society of University
Composers Conference. The following events
take place in the Recital Hall of the Music
Building: Honored works of Vancouver finalists
in the 1983/84 CBC National Radio Competition
for Young Composers, 1230 p.m.; Contemporary
chamber music, 730 p.m.; Contemporary choral
and wind ensemble music, 830 p.m. For more
information, call 228-3468.
Linguistics Colloquium.
The Grammar of Focus. Michael Rochemont
Linguistics, UBC. Room D224, Buchanan
Building. 330 p.m.
Leisure and Cultural Studies Seminar.
Leisure, Politics, and Social Theory. Richard
Gruneau, Recreation and Leisure Studies, UBC.
Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 330 p.m.
Continuing Education Lecture.
The Power of Limits: Proportional Harmonies in
Nature, Art and Architecture. Gyorgi Doczi.
Cost is $7, $5 for students. Free (and a
prerequisite) for those attending the Saturday
workshop. Room 102, Lasserre Building. 8 p.m.
Men's Basketball.
Buchanan Classic. War Memorial Gym, UBC.
830 p.m.
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Continuing Education Workshop.
A workshop on The Power of Limits:
Proportional Harmonies in Nature, Art and
Architecture. Gyorgi Doczi. Fee is $25, which
includes Friday evening lecture. Registration
information at 222-5261. Room 102, Lasserre
Building. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Music Conference.
Day two of the American Society of University
Composers Conference. The following events
take place through the day: Barrv Truax speaks
on Interactive Computer Music Composition,
Room 113, Music Building, 11 a.m.; Recital of
Solo and Computer Music, Recital Hall, Music
Building, 2 p.m.; Theo Goldberg speaks on
From Graphic Notation to Isomorphism, Room
113, Music Building, 4 p.m.; Coast to Coast
Ensembles, Recital Hall, Music Building, 8 p.m.
Details at 228-3468.
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Men's Basketball.
Grad game. War Memorial Gym,
2 p.m.
Remembrance Day Service.
Address by Dr. Bernard Riedel, dean of UBC's
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and
co-ordinator of Health Sciences; Scripture read
by UBC President George Pedersen; service
conducted by The Rt. Reverend Barry Valentine,
Anglican United Campus Ministry. Music
provided by the UBC Brass Quintet. The service
is open to the public. Foyer, War Memorial
Gym. 10:45 a.m.
Music Conference.
Day three of the American Society of University
Composers. Music for Guitar and Woodwind
Ensembles: Music of A. Genge, M. Baker, E.
Arteaga, W. Billingsley and E. Weisgarber.
Museum of Anthropology. 2:30 p.m. Information:
Remembrance Day. University closed.
UBC Wildlife Club.
Public forum. Farley Mowat "Sea of Slaughter".
Room 110, Angus Building. 12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture.
laser Enhanced Trace Metal Detection. Prof. Joel
M. Harris, Chemistry, University of Utah. Room
250, Chemistry Building. 12:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Whole-Lake Fertilization of B.C. lakes for the
Enrichment of Sockeye Salmon. Dr. John
Stockner, Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Room
1465, Biological Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
GABA: Co-existence and Interactions with
Hormones and Transmitters. Dr. Steve Vincent,
Neurological Sciences, Medicine, UBC. Room
317, Block C, Medical Sciences Building.
12 noon.
Ethnic Studies Committee.
Cyril Dabydeen, Guyana-bom author of Still Close
to the Island, will read from his work and discuss
the Caribbean experience in Canada. Room
A104, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Cecil and Ida Green Lecture.
Tumor Markers: The Footprints of Cancer. Dr.
Phil Gold, Medicine and Physiology, McGill
University, and physician-in-chief, Montreal
General Hospital. Lecture Hall 6, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Handel, Duparc, Poulenc, Strauss,
Obradors, Beckwith, Rachmaninoff and Granados.
Alexandra Browning, soprano, and Philip
Tillotson, piano. Recital Hall, Music Building.
1230 p.m.
Forestry Seminar.
Semiochemicals for the Mountain Pine Beetle:
A New Defense Against a Cruel Assassin. Prof.
John H. Borden, Biological Sciences, SFU.
Room 166, MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
Channel Stability of the Lower Fraser. David
McLean, Geography, UBC. Room 201,
Geography Building. 3:30 p.m.
Geophysics Seminar.
Heat Flux Measurements in Southwestern British
Columbia: The Thermal Consequences of Plate
Tectonics. Dr. TJ. Lewis, Pacific Geoscience
Centre, EMR, Sidney, B.C. Room 260,
Geophysics and Astronomy Building. 4 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
Seasonal Plankton Dynamics in Oligotrophy
lakes. Dr. Carl Walters, Animal Resource
Ecology, UBC. Room 2449, Biological Sciences
Building. 4:30 p.m.
Cinema West.
The Great Gatsby. Auditorium, Student Union
Building. 7:30 p.m.
Libraries and Unions.
Libraries and Unions: Community or Conflict? As
part of an ongoing program exploring issues of
concern to society and librarianship. Library
School students will be presenting a panel
discussion on the roles of unions in libraries.
Four women library workers, active in their
unions will be leading a livelv and participatory
discussion. All interested are very welcome.
Room 835, Main Library. 12:30 p.m.
Religious Studies/Medieval Studies
The Compositional Relationship between the
Chanson de Jerusalem and the Gran Conquista
de Ultramar. Prof. Nigel Thorp, Glasgow
University. Room B323, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
History Presentation.
Video taped BBC broadcast "Auschwitz and the
Allies," courtesy of Dr. Rudolf Vrba, escapee from
Auschwitz. Second of three special features on
the Nazi experience in Europe, 1933-1945,
presented by the Department of History. Room
A205, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Seminar.
TBA. Dr. Neil Church, B.C.D.M. Room 330A,
Geological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
University Singers.
Folk Songs and Music of Brahms, Ligeti, Perrassi
and Chatman. James Fankhauser, conductor.
Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
New Methods for Studying Exitonic Systems in
Semiconductors. Mike Thewalt SFU. Room 318,
Hennings Building. 2:30 p.m.
Mathematics Colloquium.
A Survey of Infinite-Dimensional Dimension
Theory and Dimension-Raising Maps. Prof.
Richard Schori, Oregon State University and
University of Washington. Room 1100, Mathematics
Building Annex. 3:45 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
Galactic Cannibalism. Peter Quinn, California
Institute of Technology, Pasadena. Room 201,
Hennings Building. 4 p.m.
SUB Films.
Footloose. Continues until Nov. 18 with shows at
7 and 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 7
p.m. on Sunday. Auditorium, Student Union
7 p.m.
CUSO Development Education Series.,
What is International Development? Free
admission. For further information, phone CUSO
office, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 228-4886.
International House. 7:30 p.m.
Leon and Thea Koerner Lecture.
Augustine and Oedipus: The Pattern of
Conversion. Prof. John Freccero, chairman,
Comparative Literature, Stanford University.
Room A104, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Linguistics Colloquium.
On Creolization and First Language Acquisition.
Henry Davis, Linguistics, UBC. Room D224,
Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Women's Basketball.
UBC vs. University of Winnipeg. War Memorial
Gym. 8 p.m.
University Singers.
Polk Songs and Music of Brahms, Ligeti, Petrassi
and Chatman. James Fankhauser, conductor.
Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
Walter Gage Toastmasters invites students, faculty
and staff interested in improving their public
speaking ability to attend the weekly meetings
held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 278 of
the MacMillan Building. For more information,
contact Jock Yorsh (731-6622) or Bill Brendon
Vancouver School of Theology presents an
exhibition of Methodist Heritage, 1784-1984,
daily 2-4 p.m., Nov. 5-23. The exhibition will
include unique historic items pertaining to the
development of 200 years of Methodism in
England and North America.
Social Work workshops
The following continuing education workshops
are being offered by UBCs School of Social
Work; Developing Skills in Field Instruction, 4
Tuesdays, Nov. 6 to 27; Individual and Group
Treatment of Adolescents, Nov.*9 and 10; Basic
Skills in Counselling Women: The Feminist
Approach, Nov. 9; After Assessment What
Next? — A follow-up of assessing children, Nov.
16; Caring Families and Aging Parents, 2
Thursdays, Nov. 22 and 29; Working with
Sexually Abused Adolescents, Nov. 23; The
Therapeutic Story-Telling Technique in Individual
and Family Therapy, Nov. 30; Helping your
Client with Separation, Nov. 30; Developing
Assertiveness Training, Dec. 7 and 8; Adolescent
Depression and Suicide. Further details at
Fourteenth Medieval Workshop
The 1984 Medieval Workshop on St Augustine
of Hippo will take place on Nov. 16 and 17. The
workshop opens with a I^eon and Thea Koerner
Lecture by John Fraccero, Stanford University,
entided Augustine and Oedipus: The Pattern of
Conversion, Buchanan A104 at 1230 p.m. Nov.
16. Sessions of the workshop on Friday
afternoon and Saturday take place in the
Museum of Anthropology. Registration, including
three meals, is $40 (students $30). Registration
without meals, but including admission to the
museum and coffee, is $5 (students $3). Programs
listing all speakers and topics and registration
forms are available from Maguerite Chiarenza,
Hispanic and Italian Studies, Room C258,
Buchanan Building, or 228-2268.
Statistical consulting
The Department of Statistics provides statistical
advice and assistance to faculty and graduate
students at UBC. For details, call 228-4037.
Dance Horizons
Interested students, faculty and staff are invited
to join Dance Horizons, UBC's dance ensemble.
Previous experience is not necessary. Rehearsals
Sunday, 2-4 p.m. in the SUB Ballroom, Tuesday
630-8 p.m. and Thursday 5-630 p.m. in the
SUB Partyroom. For more information, come to
SUB 216E or call 228-6668.
Lost and Found
Hours of operation are as follows:
Mondays - 10.30-11:20 a.m. and 1230-230
p.m.; Tuesdays — 1230-330 p.m.; Wednesdays —
10.30-1120 am.; 1230-130 p.m. and 1:40-2:40
p.m.; Thursdays — 12:30-430 p.m.; Fridays —
9:15-10:15 am. and 1030-1130a.m.
The Lost and Found is located in Room 108 of
Brock Hall, telephone 228-5751.
Pipes and drums
Pipers and drummers among faculty, students
and staff interested in playing on campus are
asked to contact Dr. Edward Mornin, Germanic
Studies at 228-5140.
Student film showing
A two- to three-hour showing of films made last
year by students enrolled in the film and TV
studies program of the Department of Theatre
takes place Friday (Nov. 2) at Robson Square
Cinema in downtown Vancouver. Some of the
films have won awards. The showing starts at 8
p.m. and admission is free.
Ballet UBC Jazz
Ballet UBC Jazz is still registering people for a
term of unlimited classes. Cost is $45 and .
registration occurs Monday-Friday, 1230-130
p.m. in SUB 216E.
Conversational French and Spanish
Six week, non-credit conversational programs
begin the week of Nov. 5 For more
information, contact Language Programs and
Services, Centre for Continuing Education, at


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