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Volume 25,
Number 12.
June IS, 1979.
Published by Information Services, University of B.C.,
2075 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, B.C. VST 1W5,
228-3131. Jim Banham and Judith Walker, editors.
ISSN 0497-2929.
Roger Dufrane
This UBC poet works in
the Chemistry Building
The stores department of UBC's
Department of Chemistry would seem
to be the least likely place on campus
to find an award-winning poet who
writes in French.
But that's where you'll find Roger
Dufrane, 58, a 26-year employee of
UBC who has just had one of his
poems published in France in Art et
Poesie, an international revue of
French culture and the quarterly
publication of La Societe des Poetes et
Artistes de France.
The review, Mr. Dufrane said, is interested in promoting French writing
both inside and outside of France. At
the urging of the review's local
representative, he submitted a dozen
poems in free verse about eight
months ago.
One of the poems, entitled
Automne, was the only submission
from Canada to appear in a recent
edition of the review. (Mr. Dufrane
gave UBC Reports permission to print
an English version of the poem which
he translated himself. It appears at
the end of this article.)
In 1976, Mr. Dufrane was in Montreal to accept an award for a poem he
wrote entitled Le Secret, which was
selected from 600 entries in an annual
contest sponsored by the Societe du
Bon Parler Francais, a Quebec-based
literary society whose aim is to maintain the purity of the French
Le Secret was one of three poems
that received honorable mention in
the society's contest. He received his
award — a set of art books and a
diploma — at a dinner presided over
by the noted French-Canadian poet
Robert Choquette.
Mr. Dufrane says the ideas for his
poems usually come to him suddenly,
while he's on long walks or in a relaxed
mood, "and then I just grab a pencil
and write."
He says the mood never strikes him
at work, where he supervises the activities of stores clerks in the chemistry
"I write purely for pleasure," Mr.
Dufrane hastens to add, "because I
couldn't make a living at it in B.C."
Mr. Dufrane began to write poetry
and short stories at the age of 15 in his
native Belgium, when he was a student at the University of Brussels and
hoping for a career as an art and
literary critic when the Second World
War broke out.
He spent the latter part of the war
in hiding to escape being sent to Germany to do forced labor. When the
war ended he worked for the American and British armies as an interpreter.
Mr. Dufrane was encouraged to
come to Vancouver by his brother,
Roland, who at that time was first
oboe with the Vancouver Symphony
Orchestra. Roger Dufrane arrived in
Vancouver in 1953 and has been a
UBC employee since that time.
He describes himself as a lyric poet
who writes in traditional and free
verse. Most of his early work was in
traditional verse but in recent years
he's been producing more free verse.
He has written about a hundred
poems in free-verse form which he
hopes someday will be published.
He has also written an unpublished
prose work entitled Visages de Vancouver, which he describes as an
evocative work about areas of the
Lower Mainland and Vancouver, including Squamish, Stanley Park and
the Shaughnessy district.
Mr. Dufrane is married and has two
Please turn to page 2
Tuition-fee increase
postponed by Board
until April 30, 1980
There will be no increase in tuition fees at UBC this year.
A recommendation by President Douglas Kenny to postpone
a tuition-fee increase until the spring of 1980 was approved by
UBC's Board of Governors at its June meeting last week.
The Board did approve a tuition-fee increase averaging 10
per cent to take effect on April 30, 1980, with the start of the
next spring session.
As a result of the postponement, winter session students will
not face a fee increase until September, 1980, when the 1980-81
session begins.
President Kenny said his decision to recommend that fees remain at their present levels for the 1979-80 winter session arose
from his concern that students should be informed before they
left the campus if there was to be a fee increase in September,
Election forced postponement
"However, the University had to postpone making a decision
about fees because the provincial government called an election
before a budget had been approved by the legislature," the
president said.
In the interim, President Kenny said, the Universities Council
of B.C. allocated the overall amount which the government, in
its original budget, announced would be available for university
operating purposes in the 1979-80 fiscal year.
He added that the UCBC recommendations must still be approved by the legislature, which has only just reconvened.
Postponement of the tuition-fee increase until next year "gives
students and parents a lead time of approximately 15 months to
plan and budget for the increase," President Kenny said.
"Equally important, it gives the University adequate time to
plan in advance of its next fiscal year, which begins in the spring
of 1980."
Funds for four new programs
President Kenny said the operating grant recommended by
the Universities Council for UBC would enable the University to
introduce four new programs, provide funding for an emerging
program in coal engineering, and initiate a number of
"programs of distinction" of particular economic, social,
cultural or educational benefit to B.C.
He said he did not anticipate there would be any significant
cutbacks in the UBC budget as a result of the UCBC allocations.
This year, for the first time, the Council allocated most of the
provincial grant on the basis of a formula which, in the main,
relates to enrolments. President Kenny said the percentage increase in the recommended operating grant for UBC was the
lowest of the three universities because of enrolment shifts
within the provincial university system.
The total provincial grant for universities for 1979-80 is
$217,225,797, an increase of 8.3 per cent over 1978-79.
UCBC recommends grants
Here are the 1979-80 operating-grant recommendations
made by the Universities Council for each university (the figures
in brackets are the percentage increases in the 1979-80 grant
over the grant in the previous fiscal year.)
UBC $131,831,768(7.81)
SFU $ 48,522,954(9.95)
UVic   $ 36,871,075(7.93)
In actual dollar figures, the 1979-80 allocation to UBC is an
increase of $9,545,768 over 1978-79.
Commenting on the use of the formula in its report on allocations, the Council said: "From the perspective of the universities
the most significant contributions of the formula may well be in
the areas of equity and planning predictability. The latter will
enable the universities to make more reliable projections and
thus better fulfill the university needs of the people of B.C."
The formula, the Council said in its report, was applied after
allowances had been made for new and emerging programs and
for programs of distinction.
UBC received a total of $278,542 for new and emerging programs.
Programs of distinction funded
The new-program allocation of $249,942 will enable UBC to
offer the following in 1979-80 — Master of Fine Arts, Bachelor
of Education (French), Landscape Architecture and Medical
Laboratory Science. The balance of the allocation — $28,600
— will be used to operate the emerging program in coal
Out of a total of $1,050,000 allocated by UCBC for programs
of distinction, UBC received $637,287. In its allocation report,
the Council said the amount designated for programs of distinction is approximately one-half of 1 per cent of the provincial
operating grant. UBC reports
page 2
New department head,
centre director named
UBC's Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Prof.
George Poling as head of the Department of Mineral Engineering and
Anne D. Tilley, of the School of
Physical Education and Recreation, as
director of the Bob Berwick Memorial
Prof. Poling, a native of Lloyd-
minster, Alberta, has been acting
head of mineral engineering since the
resignation in mid-December of 1978
of Prof. J.B. "Blue" Evans, who
returned to his native Australia to accept a senior university appointment
A member of the UBC faculty since
1968, Prof. Poling is a graduate of the
IYC conference set
UBC will be the site June 18 and 19
for a multi-disciplinary conference on
advances in research and services for
children with special needs as part of
Canada's contribution to the United
Nations' International Year of the
Dr. Geraldine Schwartz of UBC's
Department of Paediatrics is coordinator of the conference, which
meets in the Student Union Building
on the UBC campus.
In addition to the sessions at UBC,
two keynote speakers at the meeting
will give public lectures at the Robson
Square Theatre in downtown Vancouver on Monday and Tuesday, June
18 and 19 at 8 p.m. (For details, see
listings under each day in "UBCalen-
dar" on page 4.)
Full details on the conference and
public lectures are available by calling
the Children's Hospital, 327-1101,
local 341.
UBC chemist dies
Lothar Joachim Muenster, a
member of the University faculty for
20 years, collapsed and died on Monday (June 11) after completing a noon-
hour swim.
He was an assistant professor of
Mr. Muenster, who was 56, taught
practical organic chemistry. He
received a Master Teacher Award certificate of merit from UBC in 1971,
and in 1970 and 1976 he earned
teacher-of-the-year honors from the
student chapter of the Chemical Institute of Canada.
Funeral arrangements for Mr.
Muenster, who was single, will be announced later.
University of Alberta, where he received the degrees of Bachelor and
Master of Science and Doctor of
Prof. Poling is an expert in the field
of mineral processing, including the
extraction of metals from ore to produce concentrates.
He said the department he now
heads is involved in two major projects
— development of a new coal
engineering program and revision of
the mining engineering program in
the department to make it more
responsive to the needs of students and
As director of the Bob Berwick
Memorial Centre on Osoyoos Road on
UBC's south campus, Anne Tilley will
head an interdisciplinary training program designed to prepare students to
work with the mentally retarded.
The training program, which is in
the process of continuing development
at the centre, involves students in
education, medicine, pharmaceutical
sciences, social work, home
economics, rehabilitation medicine,
physical education and recreation,
nursing and law.
Ms. Tilley will also continue to
teach in UBC's School of Physical
Education, where she specializes in
programs for the retarded.
As director of the centre, Ms. Tilley
will also have administrative responsibility for two organizations that are
housed in the building — the B.C.
Mental Retardation Institute, which is
closely associated with the B.C.
Association for the Mentally Retarded, and UBC's Pre-School for
Special Children, which is supported
by the Vancouver-Richmond Association for the Mentally Retarded.
A native of England, Ms. Tilley
holds a teaching diploma from
Britain's Dartford College of Physical
Education, a Bachelor of Arts degree
from McMaster University in
Hamilton, Ont., and a Master of
Education degree from the University
of Birmingham in England.
She joined the UBC faculty in 1958
and chaired the Women's Athletic
Committee from 1961 to 1965.
The $1 million Berwick Memorial
Centre was built with funds raised by
the Variety Club of Western Canada
in 1974 and 1975 telethons and the
House of Hope Christmas fund drive
sponsored by the Vancouver Sun in
1974. The late Bob Berwick was a
well-known Vancouver architect
whose firm designed the centre and a
founding member of the western
Variety Club.
Continued from page 1
children, Viviane, 19, who's just completed first-year Arts at UBC (she's
planning  to  specialize  in  languages
and hopes to become a translator),
and Marc, 16, a student at Vancouver
Now, here's the English translation
of Mr. Dufrane's poem that was
published recently in France.
Give me your hand which I want to touch with my lips,
Give me your face which I want to  caress.
It is so soft!
I perceive a scent of dream and rose
which reminds me of the Spring.
I wander in the countryside of your  eyes
As I used to in the fields of my   country.
I should have known you then and become your lover.
We would have walked together
Through the flowered paths of our youth.
Autumn has come.
The birds of our gardens will soon depart.
The leaves are falling.
The birds are flying
Like kisses on the lips of the year,
A year as bright as your eyes,
As fair as your hair,
Cheerful like you
And which slowly disappears
Through the golden trails of life.
Anne Ironside counsels at UBC's Women's Resources Centre
Downtown centre serves
as province-wide model
Because of the example of Anne
Ironside and the UBC Women's
Resources Centre, women throughout
the province will now be able to
develop resource centres where they
can find out about educational opportunities and plan their futures.
The ministry of education has set
aside money so that community colleges and institutes in B.C. can
establish women's access centres,
based on the example of the Women's
Resources Centre at UBC. Five community colleges have already applied
for and received funds — Malaspina
in Nanaimo, Okanagan College in
Vernon, the College of New Caledonia
in Prince George, Northwest Community College in Terrace and
Cariboo College in Kamloops.
Ms. Ironside began the Women's
Resources Centre at UBC six years
ago. It has gradually grown into a major information and education service
with more than 700 women a month
telephoning or dropping in to the centre on Robson Street in downtown
In addition to the informal contact
people make with the centre, many
women also attend the 40 or so formal
programs which are offered throughout the year.
Women come to the resource centre
for a variety of reasons — information
on what type of training or education
is offered where in the Lower Mainland, advice on planning their future,
psychological testing to discover skills
and interests, information and help to
choose a career.
Part of Anne Ironside's work at the
Women's Resources Centre naturally
involved meeting women from all over
the province who were interested in
having programs offered in their
areas. "There's a tremendous need for
programs such as we offer," she said.
"I'm gratified that some of the women
that I met two or three years ago are
now writing to the ministry (of education) trying to get money to set up centres themselves."
It was because of the need that she
saw in other areas of the province that
Ms. Ironside decided last spring to approach the ministry of education
about the possibility of setting up
other centres. It took her "a couple of
weeks" to put together a 47-page proposal outlining the benefits of
women's resources centres, how to set
them up, and details of some of the
kinds of programs which could be offered.
The ministry's program "was totally
focussed on kindergarten to grade
12," she said. The special needs of
women who had been out of the school
system for some time were not being
"Post-secondary institutions were
not planned for the mature woman,"
she stated in the proposal, "and are
more or less inflexible. Women require services to assist them to update
their expectations and work out ways
to combine family responsibilities with
study and labor-force participation."
Her proposal now forms the basis
for the education ministry's policy on
women's resources centres. In the
budget year just ended, the ministry
committed $100,000 to establish centres which would be associated with
community colleges and institutes
throughout the province and staffed
by volunteers.
Volunteer staffing is an essential ingredient to the women's resources centre, as it operates at the UBC centre
on Robson Street or anywhere else in
the province. Not only does volunteer
staffing reduce the cost of operating
centres, it also gives women who
volunteer a chance to learn new skills
and update old ones, so that they
themselves can be better prepared to
make the transition to paid employment.
The 25 volunteers who operate the
UBC Women's Resources Centre do
everything from office organization,
through gathering information on
educational opportunities and
counselling and vocational planning.
They're given training in counselling,
office systems and other skills they will
need and are expected to give their
services for between one and two
Shorter internships are also offered
to people from out-of-town so that
they can learn how to set up centres in
their own areas.
"Our Women's Resources Centre is
really becoming a training centre,"
Ms. Ironside said. "We've developed
an approach that a lot of women can
make use of, and as a life-planning
centre, it's having an enormous impact on a large number of women."
The success of the UBC centre, and
now the example it has provided for
an overall provincial policy also
demonstrates one of the Centre for
Continuing Education's important
roles in continuing education: to experiment and develop models for
education that other groups can use. UBCreports
page 3
New British Columbia atlas is ambitious project
If you've ever wanted to know with
one easy glance where all the ski
areas are in British Columbia, or all
the boat launching ramps. . . .If
you've wanted to know about seismic
activity in the province, or about
the distribution and harvest of
game animals,. . .UBC Press has
all the answers.
They're all wrapped up in the most
ambitious publishing venture the
University Press has undertaken — the
Atlas of British Columbia.
The atlas will be published on June
25 and is the first major cartographic
study of the province to be published
in more than 20 years. It's the work of
Dr. A.L. "Bert" Farley of UBC's
geography department in cooperation with more than 30 people
acting as cartographers and consultants.
This major project has taken four
years to complete. It's a complicated
process to design maps which are
both accurate and readable, easily
understood and useful both for
people in industry and students in
high school. To help get a clearer
idea of how people read maps,
Dr. Farley and his team set up
various design layouts and scales
during UBC's Open House in 1976
and asked people what their preferences were, what order they read
things in, and other information.
As well as the help he got from
Open House visitors, Dr. Farley
has received assistance from many
experts in industry. "I can't profess
to be a specialist in the soils of
British Columbia, for example," he
explained, "and so I got information
for that section from the Canadian
Department of Agriculture."
Research grants to help the project
have come from the Canada Council,
the provincial government, the
Samuel and Saidye Bronfman
Foundation, the Koerner and
Vancouver foundations and from
private business and industry.
And students in geography, too,
have been employed on the project.
Through the provincial government's
Dr. A.L. "Bert" Farley
Youth Employment Program and the
federal Young Canada Works
program, 16 students have been
given practical experience in map-
making in all its stages, under
Dr. Farley's direction.
The need for an atlas of B.C.
like this one is not a matter of
speculation.    The    previous   British
Columbia Atlas of Resources,
published in 1956, which is still very
much in use in spite of its dated
information, was out of print within
three years of its publication, said
Dr. Farley. He was one of the
cartographic editors for that atlas.
Such a massive undertaking involves a tremendous amount of
energy and research, yet Dr. Farley
doesn't begrudge any of the extra
time he's spent. "Of all the things
that I might have done as an
academic, I'm convinced that this
atlas is the most useful for the public.
"I feel as an academic at this
institution that I owe something to
the people of B.C. who have
supported my work throughout the
years." Dr. Farley joined the faculty
of UBC in 1958 after spending five
years as a geographer for the
provincial Surveys and Mapping
branch. He received both his
Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts
from UBC, followed bv a Ph.D.
from the University of Wisconsin's
academic cartography department.
The Atlas of British Columbia:
People, Environment, and Resource
Use is an attractive production. Its
115 full-color maps face text pages
which explain different features
on the maps and describe trends.
The information covered ranges from
growth of the labor force and
distribution of native peoples in the
People section; from concentration of
fish and climatic features in the
Environment section; to regional
linkages based on telephone calls and
location and capacity of sawmills in
the Resources Use section.
The maps are really resource charts
in many cases. They illustrate not
only where the natural resources
are, but also how people have put
them to use. They show the historical
growth of the province through
changes in population and settlement. And they show the geological
and climatic patterns.
Now you might think that this
last area is something which wouldn't
be out of date since the 1956 atlas.
But Dr. Farley said that even the
geography of the province changes
all the time. In fact, things change
so rapidly now that almost before
information and statistics can be
gathered, they're out of date. That's
a problem that has faced the atlas-
makers on this project. For example,
the latest figures that were available
for map showing population in the
province are dated 1976; the distribution of pulp, paper mills and
plywood plants in the forestry
resource use section is based on
1975 figures.
"From the perspective of one
wanting to know where we have
been, an atlas is timeless," Dr. Farley
explained. And for people interested
in how the economy of the province
is likely to develop in years to come,
it's also useful. "But any atlas is out
of date by the time it's in final form,
as this one is now," he said. "I'm
trying to put in the back of my mind
any thoughts of updating this atlas."
The Atlas of British Columbia will
have an initial printing of 25,000
copies which will retail for $45 each.
About 15,000 are expected to sell
primarily to companies operating in
B.C., to planners and consultants
both in the private and public
sectors, and to libraries throughout
North America. The other 10,000
copies will go directly to British
Columbia schools.
Preview copies so far have been
greeted favorably by many of the
professional organizations in the
province —the Council of Forest
Industries, the Mining Association of
B.C., the B.C. Teachers Federation,
the B.C. Federation of Agriculture
and others. And that means a lot to
the University of B.C. Press, the
book's publisher.
As Tony Blicq, director of the
UBC Press, says, "It is one of our
principal objectives to provide books
about B.C. for British Columbians,
and this atlas represents a fine
achievement of the practical
operation of that policy."
UBC geographer to put Canadian history on map
Another UBC geographer is a key
member of a group of Canadian
university professors who intend to put
Canadian history on a map.
Prof. R. Cole Harris has been
named the editor of volume one of a
three-volume Historical Atlas of
Canada, to be produced over a six-
year period with a $3.5 million grant
from the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council of
Volume one will explore the history
and development of Canada up to
1780. The 175-page volume will consist mainly of maps and related text as
well as graphs and photographs.
Prof. Harris said he will spend most
of this summer in Quebec doing preliminary work on the first volume of
the atlas. He hopes to complete the
manuscript for it within two years and
expects it will take SV6 to 4 years for
volume one to appear.
"The project is a significant one for
Canada and for the field of scholarship generally," Prof. Harris said.
"Nothing like it has ever been attempted in Canada or anywhere else
for that matter, and quite apart from
its value for Canada as a whole it
should be a unique contribution to
cartography and the concept of the
historical atlas."
The aim of the project, he added, is
to produce a general-use atlas that will
be useful in schools and universities
and serve as a standard reference
work. "It's also intended that each
volume will summarize the best recent
scholarship for each of the historical
periods covered."
Prof. Harris said much of his time
will be spent recruiting scholars in a
variety of fields to prepare material for
the atlas, which will be produced at
the University of Toronto under the
general direction of Prof. William
Volume one will be concerned with
the indigenous people of Canada and
their early contacts with Europeans,
with exploration, and with the settlements and societies that resulted
from the penetration of pre-industrial
Europe into the northern part of the
North American continent.
Volume two, which will cover the
century between 1780 and 1881, will
deal mainly with Euro-Canadian settlements and the social and economic
structures that resulted from industrial development. The third
volume, covering the period 1881 to
1951, will depict the emergence of a
national economy, the survival of
regional cultures within the changing
technology, institutions and scale of
modern industrial society.
It's expected that scholars and
graduate students from 11 Canadian
universities will be involved in producing the atlas between now and 1985.
R. Cole Harris UBCalendar
Events in the week of
June 24-June 30 Deadline is 5 p.m. June 14
July 1-July 7 Deadline is 5 p.m. June 21
Send notices to Information Services, 6328 Memorial Road
(Old Administration Building), Campus. Further information is available at 228-3151.
LECTURE. Prof. Paul Satz, Department of
Psychology, Shands Teaching Hospital, University
of Florida, on Recent Progress in the Treatment
and Understanding of Children with Learning
Disorders. Robson Square Theatre in downtown
Vancouver. Admission $4 at the door. This is one
of two public lectures included in a conference entitled Advances in Research and Services for
Children with Special Needs, being held in
UBC's Student Union Building on June 18 and 19.
For information on the conference and lectures
call 327-1101, local 341.
LECTURE. Prof. Walter Lambert, Department
of Psychology, McGill University, on Canadian
Approaches to Child Rearing Seen in Cross-
Cultural Perspective. Robson Square Theatre in
downtown Vancouver. Admission $4 at the door.
This is one of two public lectures included in a
conference entitled Advances in Research and
Services for Children with Special Needs, being
held in UBC's Student Union Building on June 18
and 19. For information on the conference and
lectures call 327-1101, local 341.
Dr. J.K. Brown, Royal Hospital for Sick Children,
Edinburgh, on Some Thoughts on Cerebral
Palsy and Perinatal Asphyxia. Lecture Room B,
Vancouver General Hospital.
Brewer, director, ANU Survey Research Centre,
Australian National University, Canberrra, on A
Class of Robust Sampling Designs for Large
Scale Surveys. Room 223, Angus Building.
8:00 p.m. INTERNATIONAL HOUSE. Music, coffee,
bagels, films and drama at the Coffee Place, International House.
Chess, professor of child psychiatry, New York
University Medical Center, on Practical Implications of Research on Children's Temperament.
Lecture Theatre, Health Sciences Centre,
Psychiatric Unit.
Richard Bruno, Energy Systems Project, Phillips
Research Laboratory, Aachen, West Germany, on
The Phillips Experimental Solar House Project. Room 102, Lasserre Building.
THURSDAY, JUNE 21 (Continued)
Richard Sandor, Conti Financial Services, on
Mortgage-Backed Futures Markets: The Experience of the Chicago Board of Trade. Room
2, Provincial Government Office Building, Robson Square in downtown Vancouver.
Drinks and darts at the Coffee Place, International House.
Entertainment, light snacks and dancing.
Members, 50 cents, non-members, $1. International House.
The UBC Aquatic Centre will reopen for public swimming
and specialized classes on Monday, June 18. Those who pay
the entry fee for public swimming will have the use of both the
indoor pool and the outdoor facility adjacent to the War
Memorial Gymnasium. UBC students, faculty and staff only
will be admitted to the pool Monday to Friday from 11:30
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The centre also offers a wide range of
special programs, including ladies and co-ed keep-fit classes;
toddlers, childrens and adult swimming lessons, adult diving
lessons and Royal Lifesaving Society lessons. Full information
on public swimming hours is available at the centre or by calling 228-4521. The current schedule is effective until Sept. 8.
The School of Physical Education and Recreation offers comprehensive physical fitness assessment through the new John
M. Buchanan Fitness and Research Centre in the Aquatic
Centre. A complete assessment takes about an hour and encompasses various fitness tests, interpretation of results,
detailed counselling and an exercise prescription. The assessment costs $15 for students and $20 for all others. To arrange
an appointment, call 228-4521.
Listed below are scheduled final examinations for the degree
of Doctor of Philosophy at the University. Unless otherwise
noted, all examinations are held in the Faculty of Graduate
Studies Examination Room, New Administration Building.
Members of the University community are encouraged to attend the examinations, provided they do not arrive after the
examination has comenced.
Monday, June 18, 10:00 a.m.: DAVID ZITTEN, Zoology;
Factors Influencing the Vertical Distributions of Two In-
tertidal Porcelain Crab Population!. (Conference Room.)
Tuesday, June 19, 2:00 p.m.: KATHLEEN CHISATO
MERKEN, Asian Studies; The Evolution of Tanizaki Jun'
ichiro as a Narrative Artist.
Wednesday, June 20, 2:00 p.m.: KATHY LOUISE
BAUMAN BURCK, Genetics; Cross Reactivation and Partial Replication of Bacteriophage T7 DNA.
Wednesday, June 20, 3:30 p.m.: DAVID COLBOURNE,
Chemistry; Photoelectron Spectroscopy Applied to the
Study of Unstable Molecules. (Room 225, Chemistry
Friday, June 22, 10:00 a.m.: DONALD SHERATON,
Chemical Engineering; Quantum Yields of Decomposition
in the Photolytic Oxidation of Methyl Mercaptan,
Dimethyl Sulphide and Dimethyl Disulphide.
The UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program offers free
legal advice to people with low incomes through 18 clinics in
the Lower Mainland. For information about the clinic nearest
you, please telephone 228-5791 or 872-0271.
The Nitobe Garden is now open every day from 10 a.m. to
half an hour before sunset. Admission: 50 cents; children
10 — 16, 10 cents; children under 10, seniors, handicapped
and community and school groups (advance notice of one
week required for advice to gateman), free. Tours for this
garden and others may be requested by calling the Botanical
Garden office at 228-3928.
On display at the Museum of Anthropology are two exhibits
which will continue throughout the summer months. Plantae
Occidentalis, 200 Years of Botanical Art in B.C., is an exhibition of 109 works which includes historical works from
1792 to contemporary 1977 paintings.
The Four Seasons: Food Getting in British Columbia
Prehistory is an exhibition showing the livelihood and living
patterns of the prehistoric peoples of southern B.C., and the
scientific techniques used to study their past.
Four student exhibits are on display in the museum — Design
Elements in Northwest Coast Indian Art; The Evolution of
Bill Reid's Beaver Print; Design Variations in Guatemalan
Textiles; and Kwagiutl Masks.
The Theatre Gallery in the Museum features two multi-screen
slide-sound presentations which can be operated by visitors.
An exhibit on Natural Science Illustrations Emanating
from World-Wide Expeditions and Explorations of the
18th Century continues throughout June in the Woodward
Biomedical Library. Hours until June 30: Monday, Thursday,
Friday. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed holidays.
An intensive program in English as a Second Language begins
Monday, June 18 and runs for three weeks. Two sessions are
offered: mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 noon; afternoons from
1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Courses, offered at all levels, have 14 sessions of 3 hours of instruction at a cost of $125. More information through the Language Institute, Centre for Continuing
Education, 228-2181, local 285.
The 1979-81 Calendar Supplement listing the UBC correspondence courses is now available. To obtain a copy, contact the Office of the Registrar or Guided Independent Study,
Centre for Continuing Education.
The UBC Summer Soccer School has some vacancies in the
third and fourth weeks of its summer program, July 16-27.
The Soccer School will run from July 2 - July 27; Monday
through Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 noon. Students, 7 to 17 years;
fees, $15 per week. Further information, 228-3341.
Stage Campus 79 presents Ring Around the Moon by Jean
Anouilh, June 13-23, at 8 p.m. Dorothy Somerset Studio. Admission, $3.50; students, $2.50. Sunday evening "pay what
you can" performance; no performance Mondays. Box office
phone 228-2678.
Eleven UBC faculty members are
among 147 Canadian scientists who
will receive grants under the research
agreements program of the federal
Department of Energy, Mines and
The 11 UBC researchers will receive
a total of $102,570 under the program
which provides for Canadian research
organizations to enter into agreements
with EMR to undertake work in the
natural, physical and social sciences
and engineering which relate directly
to the mission of the federal department.
The UBC researchers will receive
grants under three EMR programs in
the areas of the earth sciences, energy
and minerals.
UBC recipients, the amounts of
their grants and the titles of their projects are as follows.
Dr. Sydney Mindess, civil engineering - $7,500 for a study of acoustic
emission from concrete; Dr. R.L.
Chase, Department of Oceanography
— $5,000 for a survey of metalliferous
sediment in the northeastern Pacific
Ocean; Dr. D.G. Perry, geological
sciences — $5,000 for biostratigraphy
of the Mackenzie Mountains in the
Northwest Territories; Dr. W.F.
Slawson, geophysics — $5,170 for
radon detection; Dr. R.M. Clowes,
geophysics  —  $6,350 for interpreta-
Funds approved for 11
UBC research projects;
UBC-SFU team studies
pesky ambrosia beetle
tion of ocean bottom data; Dr. R.M.
Ellis, geophysics — $6,050 for a combined seismicity-refraction experiment on the Queen Charlotte Islands;
Dr. A.CD. Chaklader, metallurgy —
$15,000 for characterization of form-
cokes and factors affecting form-
coking; Dr. Alec Mitchell, metallurgy
— $14,000 for solidification cracking
in heavy-section electroslag
weldments; Dr. A.J. Sinclair,
geological sciences — $8,000 for a
quantitative approach to metallogeny
in the western Cordillera; Dr. W.T.
Ziemba, commerce and business administration — $12,500 for a unified
framework for the analysis of alter
native Canadian energy policies; Dr.
W.K. Oldham, civil engineering —
two grants of $9,000 each for an
assessment of province-wide collection
of waste lubricating oil and the energy
impact of a bottle-washing facility for
reused bottles.
*     *     *
Dr. John A. McLean, assistant professor in UBC's Faculty of Forestry, is
the co-holder of a $108,000 grant
from the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Council to develop a program aimed at control of the ambrosia
beetle, a pesky wood-boring insect
which costs B.C.'s lumber industry
millions of dollars every year.
Dr. McLean and Prof. John Borden
of the biology department of Simon
Fraser University are the principal investigators under the NSERC award,
which comes under an applied
research program called PRAI, an
acronym for Project Research Application to Industry.
Also involved in the project are
UBC graduate student Terry Shore
and SFU graduate student Staffan
Lindgren as well as numerous lab
technicians and student assistants on
both campuses.
Ambrosia beetles have been an increasing problem in B.C. since 1970,
when the chemical pesticides used to
combat them were banned. The
beetles don't attack live trees but burrow into harvested trees and processed
lumber to raise their young.
This burrowing, which results in
multiple pinhole tunnels, degrades
wood from premium to utility and is
estimated to result in losses of $7
million a year to the lumber industry.
The approach to be taken by the
UBC-SFU study is to lure the beetles
into traps through the use of
pheromones, a form of "perfume" exuded by insects as a means of communication. Traps laced with
pheromones will be set up at several
log-sorting locations and sawmills in
B.C. to attract the insects.
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