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 THE  UNIVERSITY  OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA
T TBC REPORTS
Find UBCReportson the Web at www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca
Susan Stern photo
Plenty Of Pep
The cheers of thousands of first-year students thundered through War
Memorial Gym in a human wave of UBC spirit at a pep rally Sept. 8. Many
students found the pep rally one of the highlights of their first day on
campus, says Assoc. Dean of Arts Neil Guppy, faculty co-chair of
Imagine UBC, a first-day orientation program for new UBC students.
Students also attended workshops on campus life and met their deans.
The day ended with the 'Main Event' a 1920s-style carnival that also
featured live bands. Guppy estimates that more than 95 per cent of
UBC's 4,250 first-year students participated in the day's events.
Campus leads way
for community charity
Members of UBC's community are
among the strongest supporters of the
United Way of the Lower Mainland.
"It's not really surprising that a community the size of UBC was able to raise
$292,000 for the United Way last year,"
says 1998 UBC United Way Campaign
Chair Eilis Courtney. "What is remarkable is that more than $100,000 of that
came from 148 people."
In 1997, UBC had 67 Leaders of the Way - individuals
who donated $ 1,000 or more -
and 81 Discoverers ($500 or
more).
"The number of Leaders at
UBC is greater than in any
other employee campaign in
the  Lower Mainland,"  says  Courtney,
manager of UBC's Ceremonies Office.
"This year, with President Martha Piper
as honorary chair, we're optimistic about
surpassing our goal of $300,000."
UBC will launch its 1998 United Way
Campaign, whose theme is "Building
Community Together," with a salmon
barbecue at the First Nations Longhouse
Oct. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
United Way of the Lower Mainland is a
volunteer-led, registered charitable organization that focuses on needs in the
Lower Mainland. One in three people in
United Way
the Lower Mainland use the services of
one of the 105 agencies supported by the
United Way.
"UBC is a community in itself, but it is
also part of the greater Lower Mainland
community. As residents in that larger
community we have a responsibility to
participate and support community
needs," says Courtney.
UBC community members
who choose to donate through
the UBC campaign have the option of specifying which of the
United Way's member agencies
is to receive their donation.
"If even half the employees on
campus donated $5 per
paycheque, which they can have
deducted automatically, we could top
$500,000 in donations from UBC, and
that's not including anything raised by
students," Courtney said.
The Alma Mater Society and the Graduate Student Society are working with the
UBC United Way commiltee in raising
awareness and funds.
Courtney is also looking for faculty,
staff and student volunteers to help with
the campaign. She can be reached at
822-8929. For further information visit
the campaign Web site at
www.unitedway.ubc.ca.
First-year students'
success UBC goal
by Susan Stern
Staff writer
UBC is focusing more attention this
year on the needs of its
more than 4.200 first-year
students to help them
make the transition from
high school to university.
"I believe UBC can offer
one of the finest academic
and social first-year experi-
ences,"saysJanetCox. UBC's
recently appointed first-year
co-ordinator. "It's my job to
find ways to help first-year
students feel part of UBC as
quickly as possible."
The new full-time position is located in the Office
of the Vice-President, Student and Academic Services. Cox will
help co-ordinate the design and delivery
of programs, activities and services directed specifically at the needs of first-
year students.
The goal is to develop a focused, university-wide  approach  to  let  students
Cox
know UBC is concerned about their academic success from year one, says Maria
Klawe, former vice-president. Student and
Academic Services.
"Last Tuesday's Imagine
UBC orientation day wasjust
the beginning," says Klawe.
"Janet's here to make sure
support for first-year students' transition to university continues throughout
the year."
Richard Spencer, registrar and director of Student Services, says the
position is a key one.
"The experience that
students have in their first
year at university is critical to their success." Spencer says.
Cox wants to bring back some of the
personal contact that has been lost to
new students since the introduction in
the 1980s of telephone registration and
other automated services.
"Students used to come to UBC to sign
See STUDENTS Page 2
Professor creates
student endowment
Joseph Tonzetich, professor emeritus in the Faculty of Dentistry, is putting
his   money  where   his
mouth is.
Tonzetich has donated
more than $300,000 to
establish an endowment
that provides two annual
fellowships to qualified
students in the PhD program in Oral Biology.
"I've had my share of
support during my education," says Tonzetich.
"Now? I want to give something back."
A systematic approach
allowed him to establish
the endowment, he says.
He saved a portion of his
industrial contract fees each year and
Tonzetich
by 1993 had created an endowment of
$250,000 that funded one graduate
student.
This year he contributed another $65,000.
In addition. Tonzetich
helped organize an international conference
on breath odor held at
UBC last year and the
profits were added to the
endowment.
UBC recently matched
a portion of the invested
funds, bringing the
Tonzetich Fellowship Endowment to more than
$500,000. It now provides two $ 15,000 fellowships for students with
See ENDOWMENT Page 2
Inside
Co-op Communicators
Employers knew exactly what English co-op students could do for them
Group Growth 9
UBC's Alumni Association gets set to swell the ranks
Spokes Folk 11
Seen any purple and yellow bicycles on campus recently?
"trees that grow
faster, stronger"
SALLY AITKEN, Forest Sciences
DIANA DOBSON, (MSc 1998),
Forest Sciences
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Students
Continued from Page 1
up and they would invariably take
a look around campus," says Cox.
That doesn't happen anymore."
Cox aims to start easing the
transition for first-year students
before they arrive on campus.
The creation of a special information page on the UBC Web
site will allow students to acquaint themselves with UBC
before they get here.
"I want the information to focus on issues directed at first-
year students so they have a
sense of what the UBC community is and how they can get
involved," says Cox.
With five years experience as
residence life manager at Totem
Park Residence, Cox is familiar
with student problems once
they're on campus. She knows
some students have a difficult
time adjusting to university life.
"Some students are dealing with
so many new things at once," says
Cox. "They have a hard time getting
accustomed to their new environment, forming new relationships,
and developing good study habits
because it's so different from their
high school experience."
Cox intends to be available
for students who need support.
"I am here to see them in
person and to help point them in
the right direction," she says.
Improving communication
between first-year students and
professors is another focus. When
professors get to know their students. Cox says, the connection
Endowment
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high academic standing and
showing superior research ability and promise in the fields of
oral biochemistry or cell biology.
"We are honoured to have a
faculty member make this personal commitment," says Dentistry Dean Edwin Yen. "Joe has
contributed to the faculty as a
teacher and researcher and now
his legacy can continue."
Tonzetich, an oral biologist,
has focused his research career
on the diagnosis, evaluation and
treatment of oral malodor.
A UBC alumnus, Tonzetich
began teaching in the faculty in
1968 and retired in 1990.
UBC's Strategic
Transportation
Plan
Get Involved!
We will be holding a
Public Forum at the UBC
Bus Loop From 10:00 am
until 3:00 pm on Thursday
September 24th. Come by
and let us know what you
think about transportation
issues at UBC.
It's your campus
It's your transportation plan
Have your say
For info call the UBC Trek
Centre @ 827-TREK (8735)
can make a big difference in their
academic success.
Then there's learning to use the
library. A certain degree of computer literacy is required to access
UBC's vast library holdings of more
than 3.5million books, serials, videos and CD-ROMS.
"We see a lot of new students
who don't have basic computer
skills," says Martha Whitehead,
head of UBC Library Information
Services. "Students need to use a
computer to find anything in the
libraries right down to texts published hundreds of years ago."
A new introductory training
program which Cox helped organize called Computers Don't
Byte has been created by the
Alma Mater Society, Student
Services, the Faculty of Arts and
the Walter C. Koerner Library.
The course will be taught by
UBC students.
The idea is to help students
acquire basic computer skills
and to use the computer for academic applications including library data bases, on-line courses
and class discussions by e-mail.
Cox also has high hopes for
the My Undergraduate Group
(MUGs) program. The pilot
project, introduced with the help
of second-year physical therapy
student Heather Kerr, is aimed
at first-year students who commute to UBC from Vancouver's
suburbs — those students who
tend to feel less a part of the
campus community.
Participants will meet regularly
with a senior student and fellow
first-year students to talk about
their campus experiences and issues of concern.
Funding for the position is
provided by the Office of the
Vice-President, Academic and
Provost, Student Services and
Housing and Conferences.
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Public
Information
Meeting
on
The Liu Centre for
International Studies
Sept 25,1998,12:00-2:00pm
Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall
To present and review the development permit submittal and plans
for the approved Liu Centre for International Studies to be constructed on the International House site, which also houses
Panhellenic House.
The 1,700-square-metre facility will be a three-storey signature building
nestled within the existing trees on the site. It will comprise academic
offices as well as seminar, conference and lecture facilities. A Development
Permit Application has been submitted and construction is anticipated to
begin spring 1999, occupancy summer 2000.
For further information, call Jim Carruthers, Campus Planning and
Development, 822-0469.
walls safer
and stronger
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Lam, Wood Science
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Conventional construction methods in North America use standard-sized,
wood-based panels nailed to two-by-four frames. But numerous seams
make walls weak and susceptible to high winds and earthquakes. Frank
Lam and Jennifer Durham have discovered that doubling the size of panels
and strategically placing nails around the permieter makes frames safer by
significantly increasing their stiffness and strength.
Think About
Cities
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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Public
Information
Meeting
on
Governance for Electoral
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Area TV
Thursday, Sept 24,1998,
12:30-2pm
Room 200, Computer Sciences Bldg., 6356
Agricultural Rd. (behind Trekkers)
A Governance Committee has been established by UBC, the Greater
Vancouver Regional District (GVRD), and the Provincial Ministry of
Municipal Affairs to make recommendations to the Minister on future
governance of the area on and around the UBC campus grounds. For
further information, visit the Web site www.governance.ubc.ca or call
UBC-INFO (822-4636).
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UBC REPORTS
UBC Reports is published twice monthly (monthly in
December, June, July and August) for the entire university
community by the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251
Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1. It is
distributed on campus to most campus buildings.
UBC Reports can be found on the World Wide Web at
http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca
Managing Editor: Paula Martin (paula.martin@ubc.ca)
Editor/Production: Janet Ansell (janet.ansell@ubc.ca).
Contributors: Stephen Forgacs (Stephen.forgacs@ubc.ca),
Susan Stern (susan.stern@ubc.ca),
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Editorial and advertising enquiries: (604) 822-3131 (phone), (604)
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UBC Reports welcomes the submission of letters and
opinion pieces. Opinions and advertising published in UBC
Reports do not necessarily reflect official university policy.
Material may be reprinted in whole or in part with
appropriate credit to UBC Reports. UBC Reports ■ Sept. 17, 1998 3
Hoop Hooray
Stephen Forgacs photo
Australian exchange students Holly Parry (left) and Annabel Crookes, who
are both studying law, joined 170 other international students from 45
countries at an International House orientation event earlier this month.
The event, at Cecil Green Park, was one of many orientation events
scheduled for international students during the first week of classes.
Health-care rationing
subject of expert's talk
by Hilary Thomson	
Staff writer
Are health-care resources being rationed ethically?
Prof. Donald Light of the Center for
Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania examines the issue in one of several
public events taking place during Health
Sciences Week, Oct. 5-9.
In his lecture. The Real Ethics of Rationing: Putting Patients Last, Light questions how hospital administrators and
government allocate health-care services.
Light contends that health-care services are rationed well before individual
clinical decisions are made.
"Resources may be locked up in organizational, professional and political
arrangements that entrench waste and
force rationing downstream to the patient," he says.
Such arrangements include a fee-based
payment system that pays physicians
according to the number of individual
items billed. Light says this structure
tends to encourage numerous costly high-
technology interventions.
Light argues that if government and
the health-care professions want to minimize the rationing of care to sick patients,
they need to address wasteful processes
such as overtesting, inappropriate prescribing and the provision of care by
doctors that could be done by nurses.
The lecture takes place Tuesday, Oct.
6 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Woodward
IRC, lecture hall 4, and connects with the
theme of Health Sciences Week — Rationing or Rationalization: The Future
Health Care System?
Light will also chair a panel discussion
on Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 4:30-6 p.m. in
Woodward IRC, lecture hall 4.
Kelly Bannister, PhD candidate in the
Dept. of Botany, is one of the keynote speakers at the Health Sciences Student Research
Forum, taWngplace from 5-8p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 in Woodward IRC, lecture hall 4,
lobby and seminar rooms.
Her presentation looks at current efforts to find new drugs from medicinal
plants used by aboriginal societies in B.C.
She will explore ethical issues, such as
the appropriation of traditional knowledge and the impact of the search for
plant-derived medicines on biological diversity.
Economics PhD student, Steve Morgan,
presents the second keynote address,
focusing on health-care rationing issues
related to B.C.'s Pharmacare program.
In his presentation he explores arguments used in the case against universal
payment for pharmaceuticals in Canada.
Morgan will analyse three major criticisms of a universal pharmacare program,
using evidence from B.C. and Quebec.
The forum also includes more than 100
poster presentations in the Woodward IRC
lobby. Topics range from prenatal diagnoses to analysis of DNA in teeth exposed
to various environmental conditions.
Three interdisciplinary teams of health
sciences students demonstrate their skills
in assessment and management of a problem case in the health-care team clinical
competition that takes place Thursday,
Oct. 8 from 12:30-2 p.m. in Woodward
IRC, lecture hall 2.
This year's J.F. McCreary Interdisciplinary Health Care Award will be presented
to the Quality Improvement Team at Richmond Hospital emergency program.
The team, comprising emergency department staff, pharmacists, nurses and
doctors, reduced the waiting time for
thrombolytic therapy to heart attack patients from 62 minutes to 40.
The treatment, which should be given
within 30 to 60 minutes of arrival at an
emergency ward, breaks up blood clots
that block blood supply to the heart.
Designed to create a sense of common
purpose among students from the health
and human service programs. Health
Sciences week is named in honour of the
late John F. McCreary, former dean of the
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Co-ordinator.
For more information about Health
Sciences Week, contact Maureen Dunn,
administrator. Office of the Co-ordinator
of Health Sciences, (604) 822-4747.
Career doors open for
English co-op students
by Susan Stern
— Prof. Laurie Ricou
Staff writer
ReikoTagami, one of the first students
in the English department's co-operative
education pilot project, says her work
experience has reinforced her intention
to take a master's degree in Archival
Studies. It has also put her in touch with
her Japanese-Canadian roots. ^mmm^mmm^mmml
Tagami is one of
eight English students who worked
this summer with
the government, cultural and social
agencies and at
UBC. Another 13
will   spend   four
months in co-op jobs      	
this fall and winter.
Tagami, a fourth-year English honours
student, spent her summer at the Japanese-
Canadian National Museum and Archives
as a museum and archives assistant.
Among her assignments was to collect
historic photographs and personal histories to tell how Japanese-Canadians resettled after Second World War internment. The display was part of Vancouver's annual Powell Street Festival held
this summer.
"In addition to bringing me back to
my family history, the job has been an
amazing link to the Japanese-Canadian
community," says Tagami. "It's also given
me a lot more ideas on how to apply my
English degree."
Bonnie Leung, a fourth-year English
major, says her experience as a communications assistant with the Burrard Inlet Fraser River Estuary Management
Program sparked her interest in an area
she hadn't considered.
"It opened up the communications field
as one of my career options," says Leung,
who previously had only considered elementary education.
'The general impression
of the English co-op
pilot program has been
amazement..."
Prof. Laurie Ricou, associate head of
English, says employers described the
co-op students as diligent, motivated and
self-directed.
"The general impression of the English
co-op pilot program has been amazement
that it's developed this quickly and this
well," says Ricou.
In looking for employers, Julie Walchli,
the co-op program
^^^^^^^^^^^^      project co
ordinator, says she
didn't have to do a
lot of explaining
about what English
students could do
for an organization.
"When I emphasized our students'
written   and  oral
       communications
skills, employers
said that was exactly what they were
looking for," Walchli says.
Karen Kelm, communications coordinator for the Burrard Inlet Fraser
River Estuary Management Program says
she would have hired any of the four
English students she interviewed.
"I think the co-op program is a win-
win situation for students and employers," says Kelm.
The English department's co-op pilot
project was established with a grant from
UBC's Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund. The second year of the project
will also be funded.
This fall the UBC Senate will be asked to
approve a co-operative education program
for the Faculty of Arts. If it's approved,
Walchli says the plan is to continue the
English co-op and phase in programs in the
faculty's 17 other departments.
Co-op programs have tripled at UBC in
the last five years. Including the English
students, there are now more than 1,100
co-op students in the faculties of Commerce and Business Administration, Forestry, Applied Science and Science.
Archibald to stay at
House of Learning helm
Jo-ann Archibald has been re-appointed as director of the First Nations
House of Learning (FNHL) for a three-
year term.
"Working together with faculties and
other academic units to enrol 1,000
First Nations students by
the year 2000 is one of
our key goals," says
Archibald who has been
FNHL director since
1993.
The goal is one of the
stated objectives in the
university's draft vision
document.
Developing access initiatives, such as the Aboriginal Admissions
Policy, will help to encourage enrolment, says
Archibald.
The policy allows UBC
to consider applications by aboriginal
students whose academic standing may
not meet the criteria set by faculties
and schools.
Work experience, community service and leadership are weighed with
grade point average to increase opportunities for First Nations students.
Increasing financial assistance and
developing programs and courses relevant to First Nations will also help
attract aboriginal students to UBC,
says Archibald.
Archibald
The new Institute of Aboriginal
Health, a partnership between the Office of the Co-ordinator of Health Sciences and the FNHL, as well as a proposed aboriginal fisheries chair are two
such initiatives, she says.
Conducting and supporting research that is
culturally sensitive and
relevant to aboriginal
communities both in B. C.
and around the world will
be another priority.
Archibald is workingwith
the Faculty of Education's
TsTcel graduate degree program for persons of First
Nations ancestry to explore
the establishment of a First
Nations Education Research Centre.
The project funded from
a faculty research grant,
includes a visiting scholars' program.
In addition, Archibald will continue
to ensure that the First Nations
Longhouse is a home away from home
for UBC aboriginal students.
"The primary aim of the FNHL is to
make UBC and its resources more accessible to First Nations," she says.
Archibald's vision includes strengthening existing student services such as
the child-care centre, library, computer lab, elder-in-residence program and
counselling services. 4 UBC Reports ■ Sept. 17, 1998
Calendar
Sept. 20 through Oct. 3
Sunday, Sept. 20
Thunderbird Men's And
Women's Soccer
Vs. University Of Lethbridge.
Thunderbird Stadium . Women,
12noon; Men, 2pm. Adults S7:
youth and seniors $4; UBC students $3; children under 12 free.
Call 822-BIRD.
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
Beethoven Piano Sonatas. Robert
Silverman. Chan Centre Chan
Shun Concert Hall at 3pm. Call
Ticketmaster 280-3311 or Chan
Centre box office 822-2697.
Cultural And Media Studies
In Conversation: South Africa's
Next Democratic Election: Political Pluralism Or Majoritarian
Democracy. Peter Leon, MP,
South Africa. Green College at
5pm. Call 822-1878.
Monday, Sept. 21
New UBC Students
Workshop
Know Your Job And Career Resources. Hennings 200 from
12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-2890.
Biotechnology Laboratory
Seminars
Down And Out In Arabidopsis:
Molecular Regulation Of Root
System Architecture. Jocelyn E.
Malamy, New York State U. IRC
#3 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call Doug
Kilburn 822-5115.
Program In Intercultural
Studies In Asia
Film Festival (Asian Countries).
CK Choi 120 from 2-4pm. Call
822-6050.
Mechanical Engineering
Seminar
The Canadian Combustion Network: Hot Topics In Clean Combustion. Phil Read, consultant.
CEME 1202 from 3:30-4:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-3770.
Astronomy Seminar
Cosmology With The Lyman Alpha Forest. David Weinberg, Ohio
State U. Hennings 318 at 4pm.
Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call
822-2267.
Member Speakers Series
Jelly-Fish Soup: Fishing Down
Marine Food Webs In Newfoundland. Melanie Power, Fisheries
Centre. Green College at 5:30pm.
Call 822-1878.
Science And Society
Two Deans, Two Cultures? The
Future Of Human Science At
UBC. Maria Klawe. dean. Science; Shirley Neuman, dean.
Arts. Green College at 8pm. Call
822-1878.
Tuesday, Sept. 22
Teaching Community
Seminars
Brain-Based Learning: Compatible Teaching Strategies. David
Lam basement Seminar Room.
To register call 822-9149.
Botany Seminar
Cleavage Site Specificity Of The
Tomato Ringspot Nepovirus Protease. Karma Carrier. BioSciences
2000 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
822-2133.
Modern Chemistry Lectures
Structure-Property Relations In
Smart Materials. Prof. Robert
Newnham, Materials Science and
Engineering, Pennsylvania State
U. Chemistry B-250 (south wing)
at lpm. Refreshments at
12:40pm. Call 822-3266.
Peter Wall Institute Lecture
Complexity: Some Stochastic Atmospheric Dynamics Models. Greg
Lewis. Hennings 318 at 3:30pm.
Call 822-3620.
Graduate And Faculty
Christian Forum
Murrin Series Lecture: The Parent-Child Bond And New Reproductive Technologies. Suzanne
Scorsone, director. Communications, Archdiocese of Toronto. Angus 104at 4:30pm. Call 822-4351.
Green College Speakers
Series
Values And Learning: Prescriptive
Decision Making For Managing
Environmental Risks. Tim
McDaniels, Institute for Resources
and Environment. Green College
at 5:30pm. Reception at 4:45pm.
Call 822-1878.
Cecil And Ida Green Visiting
Professorships
Fireside Chat - Open Forum. Prof.
Thomas King, English, Guelph U.
Green College Graham House at
7:30pm. Call 822-5675.
Wednesday, Sept. 23
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Lateral Malleolar Fractures. Dr.
Piotr Blachut. Vancouver Hosp/
HSC, Eye Care Centre Aud. at
7am. Call 875-4192.
Music Concert
Wednesday Noon Hours. Martin
Herschenroder, organ. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Admission
$3 at door. Call 822-5574.
New UBC Students Workshop
Exam Preparation. Terry Small.
Hennings 200 from 12:30-1:20pm.
Call 822-2890.
Centre for Southeast Asia
Research Seminar
Changing Rural Area OfThailand.
Takaaki Niren, Environmental
Planning, U of Shiga. CKChoi 129
from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.
Teaching Community
Seminars
Tales FromTLEF: Interdisciplinary
Science Learning In The Great
Outdoors. David Lam basement
Seminar Room from 12:30-
2:30pm. To register call 822-9149.
Cecil And Ida Green Visiting
Professorships
Reading From New Work. Prof.
Thomas King. English. Guelph U.
Frederic Wood Theatre at 12:30pm.
Call 822-5675.
Biochemistry And Molecular
Biology Seminar
Ceramide Activation Of Tyrosine
Kinases In Human Neutrophils.
Kenneth Wong, Pharmacology and
Therapeutics. Uof Calgary. IRC #4
from3:30-5:30pm. Call 822-7270.
Applied Mathematics
Colloquium
Localization Of Coupled Linear
Oscillators. Prof. Rachel Kuske,
Uof Minnesota. CSCI 301 at
3:30pm. Call 822-4584.
Graduate And Faculty
Christian Forum
Murrin Series Lecture: Woman,
Child And Society: The Dilemmas
SurroundingThe Courts And Pregnancy. Suzanne Scorsone, director, Communications, Archdiocese
of Toronto. Angus 104 at 4:30pm.
Call 822-4351.
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Asthma And Air Pollution. Dr.
David Bates, Medicine. St. Paul's
Hosp. Gourlay Conference Room
from 5-6pm. Call 875-5653.
Thursday, Sept. 24
Centre For Health Services
And Policy Research Seminar
Welfare Reform In Europe: Too
Much To Digest. Kieke Okma, Special Policy Advisor. Netherlands
Ministry of Health. IRC #414 from
12noon-lpm. Call 822-4969.
Peter Wall Institute
Workshop
Unreal Cities: Unreal Cities. Real
And Absent Presences: York And
Jerusalem In Medieval Resurrection Theatre. SaraBeckwith. Duke
U. Buchanan A-203 from 12:30-
1:20pm. Call 822-8670.
Biotechnology Laboratory
Seminars
Terpenoid Defenses In Conifers.
Joerg Bohlmann, Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology.
Wesbrook 201 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call Doug Kilburn 822-5115.
Science First! Lecture Series
Trajectories Through Space And
Time: Families, Education And
Work. Richard Bulcroft. Family
and Nutritional Sciences.
Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-2:30pm.
Call 822-5552.
PATSCAN Fall Seminar
HowTo Conquer The World: Using
The Internet To Develop International Business. Garret Wasny,
media consultant. Angus 425 at
lpm. Seminar and question period. Call 822-5404.
Cecil And Ida Green Visiting
Professor
Native American Studies: On
Teaching. Developing And Enabling Students In Oral And Written Literature. Prof. Thomas King,
English, Guelph U. Buchanan D-
238 at 3:30pm. Call 822-5675.
CICSR Distinguished Lecture
Series
It Is Dangerous To Put Limits On
Wireless Communications. Vijay K.
Bhargava, UVic. CICSR/CS 208 at
4pm. Refreshments. Call822-6894.
Physics And Astronomy
Colloquium
Medical Physics ForThe Next Generation. Eugene Wong. London
Regional Cancer Centre. Hennings
201 at 4pm. Refreshments
Hennings 325 at 3:45pm. E-mail
affleck@physics.ubc.ca:
young@physics.ubc.ca; call 822-
2137 or 822-3631.
Biostatistics Seminar
Multivariate Probit And Logit Mod -
els For Multivariate Binary And
Ordinal Response Data With
Covariates. Prof. Harry Joe, Statistics. CSCI 301 from 4-5:30pm.
Call 822-0570.
Graduate And Faculty
Christian Forum
Murrin Series Forum: Cloning And
Issues Related To New Reproductive Technologies. Suzanne
Scorsone, director, Communications, Archdiocese of Toronto. Angus 104 at4:30pm. Call 822-4351.
Peter Wall Institute
Workshop
Unreal Cities: Urban Money In
Renaissance Nature: Peter Bruegel
And The Invention Of Burgher
Landscape Art. Robert Baldwin,
Connecticut College. Chan Centre
Royal Bank Cinema from 5-6pm.
Call 822-8670.
Law And Society
Transgressive Cause Lawyering:
Practice Sites And The
Politicization OfThe Professional.
Stuart Scheingold, Political Science, Uof Washington. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.
UBC International Peer
Program
Orientation Evening For All Accepted Peer Program Participants.
International House upper/lower
lounges from 6-8:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-1265.
Peter Wall Institute
Workshop
Unreal Cities: Encyclopedic Cities. Samuel Wong, UVic. Green
College Coach House from 8-9pm.
Call 822-8670.
Friday, Sept. 25
Graduate Students Workshop
Instructional Skills Workshop.
Various speakers. David Lam basement Seminar Room from 8:30am-
5pm. Continues to Sept. 27. To
register call 822-6827.
Health Care And
Epidemiology Rounds
Results Of Pilot Project Designed
To Increase The Capacity For Using Research Findings In Practice.
Marilynne Hebert, clinical instructor. Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid
parking available in Lot B. Call
822-2772.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Health Hazards Of Silicone Breast
Implants: A Cautionary Tale For
Clinical Investigators. Dr. Matthew
Liang, Multipurpose Arthritis and
Musculoskeletal Disease Centre,
Harvard U. GFStrongAud. at9am.
Call 875-2307.
Peter Wall Institute
Workshop
Unreal Cities: Ethnicity And The
City In Twentieth-Century Immigration Policy In Canada. Harold
Troper, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Green College
Coach House from 9- 10am. Call
822-8670.
Fish 500 Seminars
Discussion: All Speakers Invited.
Rashid Sumaila. economist. Fisheries Centre. Hut B-8 Ralf Yorque
Room at 1 1:30am. Call 822-4329.
New UBC Students Workshop
Academic Advising In Science.
Hennings 200 from 12:30-1:20pm.
Call 822-2890.
New UBC Students Workshop
Academic Advising In Arts.
Buchanan D-238 from 12:30-
1:20pm. Call 822-2890.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar Series
International Perspectives On Occupational Biomonitoring. Prof.
Michael Morgan, Environmental
Health, Uof Washington. Vancouver Hosp/HSC, UBC. Koerner G-
279 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
9302.
Peter Wall Institute
Workshop
Unreal Cities: The Canadian City
In The Twentieth Century. Panel
discussion, various speakers.
Green College Coach House from
10:30am-12:30pm. Call 822-
8670.
Peter Wall Institute
Workshop
Unreal Cities: The Unreal Water-Closet: Sewage And Other
Archaeological Middens In John
Martin's Unreal London (1827-
1850). Shawn Malley, Uof Toronto. Green College Coach
House from 2-3pm. Call 822-
8670.
Mathematics/IAM
Colloquium
Synchronous Fireflies. Prof.
Steven Strogatz, Theoretical And
Applied Mechanics, Cornell U.
Math 100 at 3:30pm. Refreshments Math Annex 1115 at
3:15pm. Call 822-2666.
Graduate And Faculty
Christian Forum
Murrin Series Lecture: Human
Service Or Industry? Having
Babies, Reproductive Technologies. And The Profit Problem.
Suzanne Scorsone, director.
Communications, Archdiocese of
Toronto. Angus 104 at 4:30pm.
Call 822-4351.
Thunderbird Football
Shrum Bowl Vs. Simon Fraser
University. Thunderbird Stadium at 7pm. General admission grandstand 812; UBC students grandstand $10; SFU
grass area $8. Call 822-BIRD.
Thunderbird Women's Ice
Hockey
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre at 7:15pm. Call 822-BIRD.
Saturday, Sept. 26
Thunderbird Men's Soccer
Vs. University Of Victoria.
Thunderbird Stadium at
2:30pm. Adults S7; youth and
seniors $4: UBC students $3;
children under 12 free. Call 822-
BIRD.
Variety Program
Surrey Delta Chinese Community Society Presents War And
Peace. Chan Centre Chan Shun
Concert Hall at 8pm. Call
Ticketmaster 280-3311 or Chan
Centre box office 822-2697.
Vancouver Institute
Lecture
Cecil And Ida Green Visiting Professor: A Wasted Evening With
Thomas King. Prof. Thomas King,
English. Guelph U. IRC #2 at
8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
UBC REPORTS
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
firomtheUBCPublicAflairsOfflce,310-6g51 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.pubtteaffatrs.ubc.ca.
Please limit to 35 words. Submissions for the Calendar's
Notices section may be limited due to space.
Deadline for the Oct. 1 issue of UBC Reports—which
covers the period Oct. 4 to Oct. 17 — is noon, Sept. 22. Calendar
UBC Reports ■ Sept. 17, 1998 5
Sept. 20 through Oct. 3
Sunday, Sept. 27
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
Vancouver Recital Society
Presents. Arcadi Voledos, piano.
Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 3pm. Call
Ticketmaster 280-3311 or Chan
Centre box office 822-2697.
Monday, Sept. 28
Biotechnology Laboratory
Seminars
Applications Of Genomic Science
In Forest Trees. Ross Whetten,
North Carolina State U. IRC #3
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call Doug
Kilburn 822-5115.
IAM Distinguished
Colloquium Series
Small-World Networks. Prof.
Steven H. Strogatz. Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics, Cornell
U. CSCI 301 at 3:30pm. Call
822-4584.
Mechanical Engineering
Seminar
The Strategic Plan For Engineering: Preparations For The Next
Century. Michael Isaacson,
dean, Faculty of Applied Science.
CEME 1202 from 3:30-4:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-3770.
Astronomy Seminar
Black Holes And Elliptical Galaxies. Karl Gebhardt. Uof California. Hennings 318 at 4pm.
Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call
822-2267.
Thematic Lecture Series
Anthropologists On Tradition:
The Case Of African Art. Chris
Steiner, Fine Arts, Connecticut
College. Green College at
7:30pm. call 822-1878.
Tuesday, Sept. 29
Botany Seminar
The Innovative Opportunities For
The UBC Botanical Garden In
Research, Education, Industry
Relations And The Community.
Bruce MacDonald. director, UBC
Botanical Garden. BioSciences
2000 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
822-2133.
Modern Chemistry
Lectures
Negative-Ion Photoelectron
Spectroscopy. Prof. Irene Waller.
Chemistry B-250 (south wing) at
lpm. Refreshments at 12:40pm.
Call 822-3266.
Peter Wall Institute
Lecture
Complexity: Stochastic Resonance And Neuron Firing: Statistical Aspects. Cindy Greenwood. Hennings 318 at 3:30pm.
Call 822-3620.
Statistics Seminar
Reference Point Logistic Classification. Peter Hooper, Mathematical Sciences, U of Alberta.
CSCI 301 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments (please bring your
own mug). Call 822-0570.
Green College Speakers
Series
The King Of America: Jack
Johnson And Modernist Poetry.
Kegan Doyle, English. Green
College at 5:30pm. Reception at
4:45pm. Call 822-1878.
Wednesday, Sept. 30
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Traumatic Spondylolisthesis Of
The Lumbosacral Junction: An
Innovative Approach. Dr. Charles
Fisher. Vancouver Hosp/HSC, Eye
Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call
875-4192.
Music Concert
Wednesday Noon Hours. Carolyn
Cole, violin; David Rose, viola: Eric
Wilson, cello; Kenneth Friedman,
bass; Terence Dawson, piano.
Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm Call
822-5574. Admission S3 at door.
Call 822-5574.
Dal Grauer Memorial Lecture
By Their Class Stigmata Ye Shall
Know Them. Paul Fussell. U of
Pennsylvania. BuchananD-238 at
12:30pm. Call 822-5675.
Comparative Literature
Poetry And Human Rights In Guatemala. Julia Esquivel Velasquez,
Guatemalan poet, civil rights workers and theologian. Green College
at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Evidence-Based COPD Guidelines:
Reassessment OfThe Corticosteroid Challenge. Dr. Andrew Mclvor.
Medicine, U of Toronto. St. Paul's
Hosp. Gourlay Conference Room
from 5-6pm. Call 875-5653.
Thursday, Oct. 1
Institute Of Health
] Promotion Research Seminar
| Glucose Status In Indigenous
| Populations: Psychosocial Factors
i And Environmental Change. Mark
I Daniel, Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. Monash U. IRC #1
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
, 2258.
Dal Grauer Memorial Lecture
In Search Of Modernism: The Influence Of The Flu Pandemic,
1918-19. Paul Fussell, Uof Pennsylvania. Buchanan D-238 from
12:30-2:30pm. Call 822-5675.
Royal Society Of Canada
Informal Talk. Martha Salcudean,
Mechanical Engineering. Green
College at 12:30pm. Fee includes
lunch. To register e-mail:
calvert@eos. ubc. ca or call Stephen
Calvert 822-5210; 822-1878.
PATSCAN Fall Seminar
Competitive Intelligence And The
Internet. Stuart Rennie, lawyer,
librarian. Angus 425 at 1 pm. Seminar and question period. Call 822-
5404.
Computer Science/Invited
Speaker Seminar
Towards New Programming Languages For Embedded Systems.
Sebastian Thrum, Carnegie Mellon
U. CICSR/CS 208 from 4-5:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-0557.
Physics And Astronomy
Colloquium
Evidence For Neutrino Oscillations
From Super-Kamiokande. Jeffrey
Wilkes, UofWashington. Hennings
201 at 4pm. Refreshments
Hennings 325 at 3:45pm. E-mail:
affleck® physics.ubc.ca;
young@physics.ubc.ca or call 822-
2137; 822-3631.
Health And Medicine Lecture
Series
The Technological Imperative -
Cause Of Effect. Anthony Hodgson,
Mechanical Engineering. Green
College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.
Friday, Oct. 2
Health Care And
Epidemiology Rounds
The Evolution Of Population Health
And Its Role In The Future. Prof.
Clyde Hertzman. Mather 253 from
9-10am. Paid parking available in
Lot B. Call 822-2772.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
The GAP: Health Care Needs Of
Street Youth In Vancouver. Dr.
Jorge Pinzon, pediatric director,
Eating Disorders, B.C. Children's
Hosp.; Dr. Trevor Cornell, St. Paul's
Hosp. Family Practice Program.
GF Strong Aud. at 9am. Call 875-
2307.
Peter Wall Institute For
Advanced Studies Workshop
Understanding Electron Motion
In Matter: Orbital Imaging Of
Biomolecules, Transition Metal
Complexes, Chemically Reactive
Species, And Condensed Matter.
Prof. S. Wolfe, SFU; Prof. W.
Eberhardt, Institute fur
Festkorperforschung. St. John's
College 1080 from 9am-6pm. Call
Dr. Y. Zheng 822-2477; 822-
4782.
Fish 500 Seminars
Using Heuristics To Model The
Structure And  Distribution Of
Herring Shoals. Nathaniel
Newlands, Steve Mackinson, Fisheries Centre. Hut B-8 Ralf Yorque
Room at 11:30am. Call 822-4329.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Seminar
New Insights Into The Molecular
Architecture Of Lipases. John Hill,
Pathology. Cunningham 160 from
12:30- 1:30pm. Call 822-7795.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar Series
Aircraft Air Quality Problems, Science And Politics. Chris van Netten,
Health Care and Epidemiology.
Vancouver Hosp/HSC, UBC,
Koerner G-279 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-9302.
Ancient Philosophy Lecture
The Religious Background Of Ancient Greek Philosophy. Peter
Kingsley, Humanities, SFU.
Buchanan B-323at 12:30pm. Call
822-2889.
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Fibroblast Adhesion And Mechanical Properties Of Skin.
Helene Martel. ChemEng 206 at
3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
Thunderbird Women's Ice
Hockey
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre at 7:15pm. Call 822-BIRD.
Saturday, Oct. 3
Art Exhibit Opening
Li Mo Solo Exhibition. Asian Centre Aud. from 2-5pm. Continues
Oct. 4-18 from 12noon-4:30pm.
Call 822-0810.
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Dal Grauer Lecturer: The Poetry
Of Three Wars: World War I, World
War II And Vietnam. Paul Fussell,
Uof Pennsylvania. IRC #2 at
8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
Notices
Volleyball
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 kdcsOunixg.ubc.ca.
UBC Zen Society
Each Monday during term (except
holidays) meditation session. Asian
Centre Tea Gallery from 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 (ask for
Monika).
Studies in Hearing and
Communication
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,
822-9474.
Parents With Toddlers
Did you know your child is a word-
learning expert? Help us learn how
children come to be so skilled at
learning new words. We are looking for children (two-four years
old) and their parent(s) to participate in language studies. If you
are interested in bringing your
child for a forty-five minute visit
please call Dr. Geoffrey Hall's Language Development Centre, Psychology at UBC, 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
822-2151.
UBC Campus Tours
The School and College Liaison
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.
UBC Botanical Garden Tours
The Nitobe Memorial Garden, Botanical Garden and Shop in the
Garden are open from 10am-6pm
daily to October 4. Tours of the
garden will be given by The Friends
of the Garden Wednesdays and
Saturdays at 1 lam. Tours are included in the price of admission to
the garden. Inquiries call 822-9666
(gardens) and 822-4529 (shop).
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. For more information or to sign up please contact Mary-Jo Lavery at 682-2344
ext. 2455.
Museum Of Anthropology
Exhibition
Recalling The Past: A Selection Of
Early Chinese Art From the Victor
Shaw Collection; Vereinigung.
Nuu-chah-nulth/Gitxsan artist
Connie Sterritt; Transitions: A
Traveling Exhibit of First Nations
And Inuit Art; From Under The
Delta: Wet-Site Archaeology InThe
Lower Fraser Region Of British
Columbia; Hereditary Chiefs Of
Haida Gwaii; Attributed To
Edenshaw: Identifying The Hand
OfThe Artist. Call 822-5087.
BC SMILE
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 when it is
not possible to direct such questions to their regular pharmacist or
physician. Monday to Friday, 10am-
4pm. Call 822-1330 or e-mail
smileubc@unixg.ubc.ca.
Women's Nutrition Study
Non-vegetarian, previously vegetarian and vegetarian women between the ages of 19-50 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
Study
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.
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.
Learn about another culture,
share your own culture, establish new friendships. 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. Newcomers welcome. Drop-in fee. Leave message at 878-7060.
Art Exhibition
Recent acquisitions to the UBC
Photography Collection. Many
artists are UBC staff and instructors internationally renowned for
their work. Morris and Helen
Belkin Art Gallery Tues.-Fri.
10am-12noon; Sat-Sun 12noon-
5pm. Continues to Sep. 27. UBC
staff, faculty and students free
with valid ID. Call 822-2759.
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.
Psychology Research
Dr. Johnston's UBC Psychology
Lab is looking for 5-12 year olds
for research on the ways younger
and older children respond to
questions about cartoons and
stories with different answer
choices. Call 822-9037.
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 269-9986. 6 UBC Reports • Sept. 17, 1998
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
PROPOSED ETHICAL GUIDELINES FOR PREFERRED
SUPPLIER AGREEMENTS: DRAFT
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
UBC is inviting input from the campus community on the draft Ethical
Guidelines for Preferred Supplier Agreements. Comments will be incorporated
into a revised document for approval by the Board of Governors at their
November meeting.
The guidelines were developed by the Advisory Committee on Business
Education Partnerships. The Committee was comprised of the following
faculty, staff, students and alumni:
Chair
Dennis Pavlich, Associate Vice-President, Academic & Legal Affairs
Members
Dr. Clark Binkley, Dean, Faculty of Forestry
Prof. Wayne Norman, Centre for Applied Ethics
Vivian Hoffmann, President, Alma Mater Society
Philipp Ziegler, Graduate Student Society representative
Lyall Knott, Alumnus
Haig Farris, Alumnus
Prof. Helen Burt, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Bill Palm, Director, Industry Liaison Office
Frank Eastham, Associate Vice-President Human Resources
Debbie Harvie, Director UBC Bookstore, Parking and Transportation
Ad Hoc Members
Debora Sweeney, Acting Director, Business Relations Office
Lisa Fedorak, Secretary, Business Relations Office
Norma Cameron, Business Relations Office
Hubert Lai, UBC legal counsel. Office of the Associate Vice-President
Academic & Legal Affairs
The Committee's mandate was to develop a comprehensive set of guidelines to
provide a framework for entering into business-education partnerships. The
following were the terms of reference:
• to review the framework and current processes for the establishment of
business-education partnerships and, where necessary, recommend
changes
• to review existing ethical guidelines for business-education partnerships
and recommend changes to better reflect UBC's interests and values
• to review a communication strategy to provide information and collect
feedback on business-education partnerships across campus
The draft guidelines are also available on the World Wide Web at http: / /www.
external-affairs, ubc.ca/ethicguide. html. We welcome your comments to
October 9, 1998.  You may reach us:
by mail: Business Relations Office
201 - 6328 Memorial Road
Vancouver BC   V6T 1Z2
by fax: (604)822-8102
by email:       business.relations@ubc.ca
Preferred Supplier Agreements (PSAs)
Preferred supplier agreements (PSAs) are multi-year contracts between the University
and outside firms in which the firms agree to provide value-added support to the
University in return for preferred status within the University's markets. This value-
added support to the University is typically provided in cash, although it can also take
the form of goods and services.
Value-added monies from these agreements cannot be used to replace expenses
normally associated with general purpose operating funds, provincial grants, tuition
or other recurring revenues.
Basic Principles for PSAs
Academic Freedom
The University attaches the utmost value to academic freedom and scholarly
integrity. These commitments are explained in University Policy #85 - Scholarly
Integrity and Policy #87 - Research. Accordingly, PSAs shall not place any limits on
these accepted principles of academic freedom and scholarly integrity, and in
particular on the freedom of faculty, staff and students to enquire about and discuss
the activities of firms involved in PSAs.
Conflict of Interest
The University is a forum for critical discussion and debate and a locus of unbiased
inquiry. It is responsible for advancing and disseminating knowledge. It is important
to retain the public's trust and confidence in order to play such a role.
The University expects each of its faculty and staff to act ethically and with integrity.
Among these obligations, members acting on the University's behalf must avoid
ethical, legal, financial or other conflicts of interest.
Accordingly, the University's Policy #97 - Conflict of Interest, applies to all PSAs.
Limiting Consumer Choice on Campus
While PSAs by their very nature limit certain purchasing choices at the University and
on campus, they must not unreasonably constrain the ability of faculty, staff,
students and other members to fulfil their roles in the academic mission of the
University.
Advertising and publicity
The University is committed to controlling the use of its name and reputation, and to
protecting the aesthetic integrity and scholarly ambience of its Point Grey campus
and other sites. Accordingly, firms engaged in PSAs are expected to adhere strictly to
University policies governing advertising and publicity, including Policy #116 -
Commercial Agreements Initiated By External Affairs and The Freedom of Information
and Protection of Privacy Act and Policy #112- Advertising.
In addition, any direct transmission of information about firms' products or services
to members of the University community must be approved by University authorities.
Fair distribution of benefits within the University community
In keeping with the intent of creating arrangements that are beneficial to the
university community. PSAs should not materially increase the costs or reduce the
benefits to members of the university community compared to previously existing
arrangements.
The official process governing PSAs at the University will take full account of prior
benefits, costs and market changes for administrative units within the University, as
well as those of other stakeholders on campus, and ensure that their representatives
have opportunities to participate in deliberations leading to all such agreements.
Regulating monopolies
Some PSAs will necessarily create a degree of exclusivity for suppliers of certain
products and services on campus. For this reason, the University must ensure the
agreements do not create financial benefits to the University through increased
pricing or lower service standards. Representatives of the University must routinely
and early in their discussions with third parties explain the University's expectations
in this regard. Further, the University must incorporate into all PSAs clauses
requiring periodic evaluations to ensure that market-competitive pricing and service
standards are maintained throughout the term of the agreement.
Allocation of Funds
Funds gained through PSAs must not be used for core recurring expenses, or to
replace provincial grants, tuition or other recurring revenues.
The Committee of Vice Presidents will act as the allocation committee to make
recommendations to the President regarding the designation of funding from PSAs.
Ethical Standards for firms in PSAs
Because of the prominence of the University's contractual relationship with some
firms in PSAs, it is appropriate for the University to take into consideration the ethical
record of firms it invites to bid for these contracts. The University will not enter into
PSAs with firms whose business practices are determined fairly to be ethically
deficient by the standards of that supplier's industry.
ADDENDUM #1
PREFERRED  SUPPLIER  AGREEMENTS  PROCESS  OVERVIEW
PHASE 1 - PRELIMINARY EVALUATION
1. Identify categories with potential for the development of a preferred supplier
agreement (PSA).
2. Determine resources (internal and external expertise required).
3. Determine administrative units1 regarding each potential category.
4. Conduct a risk assessment of each potential category (financial/social costs).
5. Conduct broad, informal consultation with university stakeholders (departments
that buy or sell the product, and administrative units) as deemed appropriate.
6. Evaluate and decide on whether to move to Phase 2.
PHASE 2 - RESEARCH
1.    Meet with representatives of administrative units to provide information regarding a university agreement in the potential category. Representatives to present
refers to those representing university areas that have a vested financial/administrative interest in the product/service category being considered for the preferred
supplier agreement UBC Reports ■ Sept. 17, 1998 7
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
PROPOSED ETHICAL GUIDELINES FOR PREFERRED SUPPLIER AGREEMENTS: DRAFT
information to their respective units and determine if they will participate in the
research phase. Participating units will allow access to information necessary for
research.
2. Review current relationships between all university stakeholders and industry
category suppliers/sponsors (determining current revenues and other non-
financial benefits through existing agreements, length of current contracts,
termination clauses, etc.).
3. Determine implications for stakeholders of offering an exclusive campus-wide
agreement in the specific industry category (financial and non-financial implications2).
4. Survey the campus community to identify issues, views and suggestions for this
industry category with recommendations from the PSA Communications Committee (see Addendum #2).
5. Present to administrative units general information to seek consensus on
whether or not to pursue a PSA in this industry category.
6. Identify potential allocation ideas (seek campus input).
7. If the decision is to pursue the PSA, communicate this information to the campus
community.
PHASE 3 - NEGOTIATION (CONFIDENTIAL)
1. Prepare a formal presentation for potential suppliers. Presentation package to
include:
• ethical guidelines for PSAs;
• appropriate university policies (e.g. advertising, research, scholarly integrity);
• volume of product/services purchased and sold;
• estimate of potential guaranteed revenue and promotional benefits;
• financial and non-financial expectations of the university toward the supplier;
• promotional opportunities;
• some examples of potential allocations for the funds generated; and
• list of requirements for the response from the supplier.
2. Determine which suppliers will be given the opportunity to bid on the PSA
(include a review of business practices regarding ethical guidelines in the
selection process).
3. Appoint a presentation team to present to selected suppliers.
4. Appoint an evaluation team (which would include representatives from appropriate administrative and campus stakeholder groups). The evaluation team would
develop a process for evaluating the responses.
5. Begin parallel campus consultation process, based on recommendations from
the PSA Communications Committee.
6. Conduct presentations.
7. Solicit formal response proposals (and presentations) from each potential sup
plier.
8
9.
Evaluation team to evaluate supplier response proposals and make recommendation regarding the most suitable supplier.
Present recommendations to the Board of Governors for approval of chosen
supplier.
10. Letter Agreement to be signed by university and chosen supplier to develop the
final, detailed terms of agreement.
11. Letter Agreement to be presented to the Board of Governors for final approval.
12. University to conclude detailed, final terms and conditions of PSA with chosen
supplier, subject to Board of Governors approval.
13. Inform campus community of the successful supplier.
PHASE 4 - IMPLEMENTATION
1. Inform campus of timeline for implementation of agreement
2. Partnership agreement implemented on campus.
3. Proposed allocation of funds to be presented to Committee of UBC Vice-
4.
Presidents.
Prepare updates to campus.
2 to review non-financial implications in the context of UBC's Ethical Guidelines for
preferred supplier agreements
Your comments
on the proposed guidelines
are welcome
Please forward them by October 9,1998:
by mail:
by fax:
by email:
Business Relations Office
201 - 6328 Memorial Road
Vancouver BC   V6T 1Z2
(604) 822-8102
business. relations@ubc. ca
PHASE 5 - MAINTENANCE
1. The Business Relations Office will manage the overall relationship with preferred
suppliers, UBC departments, ancillaries and other constituencies.
2. Monitor partnership for supplier's adherence to performance standards, timelines,
ongoing financial record-keeping, to ensure the allocation of funds is still
relevant, etc.
3. Annual receipt and distribution of funds.
4. Annual reporting to campus and suppliers of beneficiaries of allocated funds.
5. Ongoing communication and dialogue with campus regarding general benefits of
the agreement.
ADDENDUM #2
PREFERRED SUPPLIER AGREEMENTS: COMMUNICATIONS PLAN
PURPOSE OF THE COMMUNICATIONS PLAN
1. To provide a framework for the process of consulting with and informing the
university community on the development and implementation of Preferred
Supplier Agreements (PSAs).
2. To solicit the views of constituents (i.e. faculty, students, staff, alumni) toward
potential PSAs and considering those views as part of the decision making
process.
3. To inform the university community of details regarding the outcome of PSA
negotiations.
4. To survey campus constituents on an ongoing basis regarding their satisfaction
with and ongoing needs from PSAs already in place.
AUDIENCES
faculty
students
staff groups
alumni
Board of Governors
Senate
preferred suppliers
external public
government
CONSULTATION/COMMUNICATION ACTION STEPS
1. Publish Ethical Guidelines for Preferred Supplier Agreements. Process Overview
and Communications Planin UBC Reports. theUbyssey, The Chronicle. UBC Policy
Handbook, and on the UBC website, once the Board of Governors has given its
approval of the documents
2. President and/or Vice President External Affairs will appoint a PSA Communications Committee, representative of the campus community, to monitor and
provide input on an ongoing campus communication process.
Mandate: to recommend the most effective ways to gather and disseminate views
and issues regarding various PSAs (e.g. through surveys, focus groups, forums,
stories and ads in UBC Reports, the Ubyssey, The Chronicle, and on the UBC
website)
3. Business Relations Office to work with the Public Affairs Office to co-ordinate the
production of a PSA update document to be published three-times per year in
UBC Reports, the Ubyssey. The Chronicle, and on the UBC website.
1) Jan.-May
2) May-Sept.
3) Sept.-Dec.
The update will include:
• a list of current PSAs under consideration
• the status of each agreement in progress
• methods to provide input into the process (i.e. participation through surveys,
forums, e-mail, letters, etc.)
4. Business Relations Office to work with the Public Affairs Office to co-ordinate
publishing results of university-conducted surveys and forums on specific PSAs.
5. Where appropriate. Business Relations Office will liaise with the Purchasing
Office's appointed end-user advisory committees to ensure that purchasing
decisions, such as the designation of approved vendors, benefit the university
community.
6. Once an agreement is implemented. Business Relations Office to work with the
Public Affairs Office to co-ordinate publication of informational material regarding the benefits and conditions of agreements, and any policy or procedural
changes resulting from them.
7. All communication to the campus community will be forwarded to the PSA
suppliers.
8. As appropriate, relevant information will be circulated more widely to public and
government audiences.
9. In a campus of UBC's size, it is inevitable that some members of the campus
community will miss information circulated by the various methods. In instances
where students, faculty, staff and alumni make submissions to the Business
Relations Office regarding PSAs, the office will provide copies of all published
materials. 8 UBC Reports ■ Sept. 17, 1998
Great Treks
Fall Semester 1998
UBC's Commuting Newsletter
Committed to providing reasonable commuting alternatives to the Single Occupant Vehicle
Vol l,No. 1
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When BC Transit's 99 B-Line service went into operation in September 1996,
the hope was that the new service would become a quick efficient option for
Broadway corridor commuters. The B-Line exceeded all projections in customer
satisfaction and ridership. An astounding average of 12,000 riders use the service
each day, that's 30% higher than projected. Possibly the most impressive B-Line achievement is
that 20% of its riders formerly drove their private
automobiles, a clear indication that people will
choose transit if the services are fast and frequent.
BC Transit is bringing further enhancements
to B-Line. A new, distinctive fleet of 60 foot, low-
floor, articulated buses have been dedicated to this
route. B-Line service westbound from Broadway
Station to UBC is now available every 3 to 4 minutes at the height of the morning rush hour, and
every 7 to 8 minutes at other times of the day.
There is now 15 minute service from Brentwood
Mall, every 12 minutes from Lougheed Mall during peak hours and every 30 minutes at other
times. Evening hours have been extended east-
bound, the last bus now leaves UBC at 12:20 am,
so you can still take B-Line after those late night
cram-sessions. By popular demand, B-Line will
operate on Sundays and holidays as well.
Bike racks, half funded by die Alma Mater Society of UBC, have been added to the entire new
B-Line fleet. All B-line stops are designated as
loading/unloading stops. The Bike and Ride program is part of an initiative towards a more multimodal transit system, aimed at providing a network of sustainable transportation
options. The rack is durable, simple to use, and safely carries two bikes. Cyclists
must remove panniers from the bike, sit
near the front of die bus to watch over
their bike, and indicate to the operator
their desired stop.
Also in the B-Line plans this fall are
sidewalk and shelter improvements at B-
Line stops and an improved terminus at
Lougheed Mall. An additional stop has
been added at 10th and Sasamat. Total
stops is now fifteen. B-Line schedules
are available at the UBC Trek Centre
#207 - 2210 West Mall 827-TREK (8735) and at www.bctransit.com.
Remove chid carriers, panniers and
other luggage before bus arrves
• Alert operator of your intention to load
your tile, then lowerthe bike rack
by puling on handle  1
• Lit your bike onto rack 2
• Lirtthesupportarmupandoverthe
fronttire   3
• Sit atthefront and keep aneyeonyour
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• When leaving the bus, please ackise
the operator that you need to remove
your bte - leave from the front door
• Raise the rack to the upright position
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The New B-Line!
New Vanpool Setup 'Looking Good'
If you've spent any time at UBC, you've probably seen diese vans buzzing to
and from campus. This seven year old program, which
"This translates into got jte start at ubc, is about to get a face lift.
huge savings for the As it is now, a vanpool is a group of 6-8 people who
commuter! " all live in die same area and travel to and from UBC at
the same times. Under this system die riders bear the full
brunt of the cost of die van. Currently die cost to die riders is about $100 per
month. While the vanpool fares are reasonable, a lower mondily fare would encourage more commuters to join a vanpool. So how can we cut the costs of
vanpooling? Aran Cameron, UBC's rideshare specialist,
on loan from the Jack Bell Foundation, claims that "one of
the problems with Vanpool groups is diat they are essentially charged fixed costs such as, insurance and loans even
when the van is parked while they are at work." The answer is vehicle sharing. The van, normally idle between
8:00am and 3:00pm, can be put to use during the day. By
sharing their vans widi UBC's Plant Operations they will Aran Cameron would
able to cut die fixed costs in half. "This translates into huge prefer to be run over by a
savings for the commuter! Also people can now start Vanpool than by any
Vanpools with as few as four, widi each additional person
bringing die mondily rates down. This gives die Vanpool
groups some incentive to keep their Vans fully occupied."
While this sounds good, diere are some catches. The Vans must be left at the
USC building and users will not have access during the day
unless diey book tiirough die Tool Crib at Plantops. Also, vans
with empty seats will be referred riders for occasional rides.
While our new option has more restrictions it's nice to see that
Vanpooling is evolving and offering more than the one program. Because it is generally staff that uses die Vanpools, Aran
is also working widi die AMS to get more students involved.
If you want start your own vanpool, contact Aran Cameron; at 827-RIDE(7433)
or 341-RIDE(7433), by email at cameron@cpd.ubc.ca., stop by die office at #207
- 2210 West Mall. Free carpool registration is at www.trek.ubc.ca
other mode of Alternative
Transportation
Welcome back! How'd you get here?
The TREK Program Centre is here to help make your commute
safer, healthier, less costly, more relaxing, and less polluting, Under
its Official Community Plan approved in 1997, UBC has committed
to reduce everyone's reliance on driving alone to/from/across the
campus by 20% through improved alternatives » transit, car/van
pooling, bicycles, walking, telecommuting, on-campus
housing. If driving alone live days per week, this
might involve switching one day per week to a
"greener" mode of travel/UBC TREK surveys have
confirmed that transportation (andparkntg!) is a major-
issue at UBC. There is a great latent demand at UBC
to do the right {i.e* green) thing. It's no longer a
matter of why should we, it's how - what are the
reasonable alternatives. Check out the articles on how
much money you can save on alternate forms of
transportation. If you are fed up with the commute and
want to cut down on vehicle intrusion at UBC' get involved. If
driving alone five days a week, switch one day per week to a
"greener" mode of travel If we all do our part we'll hit the 20%
target and benefit from a cleaner, greener campus! Contact us
anytime. Good luck with your studies and/or work at UBC
Gord Lwegrove
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UBC's Director of Transportation Planning
AMS Bike Coop Peddles the Way for Green UBC
UBC could be more bike friendly. There are few bike repair facilities
available should you encounter any mechanical problems en route, the University Boulevard bike ,jute is narrow and rough, and ______
other routes are circuitous. But these things will soon    Ted Buehler
change. The forming of the AMS Bike Co-op, earlier this     wants your
year, will make the campus more bike friendly, and make       old hike'
bikes more campus-friendly. The co-op has four goals:
* Provide public bikes for those who spend time on campus
* Provide mechanic training and shop facilities co-op members
* Provide commercial bike repair services for the university community
* Advocate bicycling issues/safety improvements to campus bike routes
The Co-op, a product of the Trek Program and the school of Landscape Architecture, will provide better bike access on campus. The Dean of
Agricultural Sciences, Moura Quayle
and Landscape Architechture students
launched die idea. The Co-op is run by
Planning Student Ted Buehler and volunteers from various parts of campus.
Co-op members meet every Tuesday evening to work on public bikes,
learn new mechanical skills, and tune
up their personal bikes. To date they
have rebuilt 25 bikes for use by anyone who wants to join the Co-op. Bikes
are locked with a same-keyed padlock        Ted "wou wou' *"mef* Day 0ff
system, any member can use any bike. The bikes are easily recognized by
the purple and yellow paint scheme, applied in a way to make them attractive, yet tacky enough to discourage theft
Future plans include mechanic training courses, bike safety courses, opening a retail/commercial repair shop in the SUB or other central campus
location, and expanding the public bike fleet.
The Co-op is actively seeking new members and bike donations, tools,
and supplies. See us at our Tuesday night work parties at 2613 West Mall,
call us at 827-TREK (827-8735), email us at bikecoop@interchange.ubc.ca
or visit our web page at www.trek.ubc.ca/bikecoop
Trek Events & Dates to Remember
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Sept 24
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Complete copies of this newsletter are available in the SUB, in your building or by calling the UBC Trek Centre 827-TREK(8735)
UBC Trek Centre 207-2210 West Mall 827-TREK(8735) * UBC/JBF Rideshare Office 207-2210 West Mall 827-RIDE(7433)
Gordon Lovegrove, Director of Transportation Planning #1014 - 2329 West Mall 822-1304	 UBC Reports ■ Sept. 17, 1998 9
Alumni Association grows
to include more students
UBC's extended family is
growing a little larger thanks to
a change in criteria for membership in the Alumni Association.
The definition of alumni has
been expanded to include students who have completed a
minimum of 15 credits, or the
equivalent, in a certificate or diploma program or a program
that results in accreditation such
as medical residency.
'This change reflects the variety of educational programs offered at UBC," says Agnes Papke,
executive director of the Alumni
Association. 'The current reality
is that we serve as an academic
resource to many people in our
community - not just those who
are seeking a degree."
Papke expects membership to
increase by 8 to 10 per cent as a
result of the change, building on
the current alumni base of more
than 160,000 members in 118
countries.
Graduates of diploma programs such as Management of
Aquaculture  Systems,   Urban
Land Economics and Forest Engineering as well as graduates of
certificate programs such as Real
Property Assessment, and Theatre Design and Technology will
be eligible for membership in the
association.
Medical graduates from other
universities who are involved in
UBC residency programs will also
be eligible.
"We want to recognize those
people who value their educational experience at UBC even
though they may not have graduated from a degree program,"
says Haig Farris, Alumni Association president.
Papke is requesting deans to
submit a priority list of groups to
be admitted to the association
under the new criteria. Admission to the association is at the
discretion of the Alumni Association's Board of Directors,
which will review the proposals
for eligibility. Membership will
be retroactive in most instances.
The new alumni will be identified as non-voting members of
the association, consistent with
the requirements of the University Act.
When getting
information
about UBC
is what you want,
try UBC-INFO
(822-4636).
THE UNIVERSITY OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Public Affairs Office
Your best conference venue is right at home. Let the UBC Conference Centre
work behind the scenes on your next convention. We'll register delegates, plan
meetings, manage abstracts, and attend to every nuance of your event. Show your
colleagues how UBC's scenic settings and first-rate facilities create a uniquely
satisfying convention experience. And the perfect venue for sharing your views.
Call the UBC Conference Centre today.
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Fax: (604) 822-1069  Web site: www.conference.ubc.ca
Bus Boosters
Susan Stern photo
Provincial Finance Minister and minister responsible for
B.C. Transit Joy MacPhail (second from left) joined the
Alma Mater Society (AMS) External Affairs Coordinator
Ryan Marshall (1-r), AMS President Vivian Hoffmann and
Chuck Slonecker, UBC's acting vice-president, External
Affairs, for the launch of bike racks on the popular #99
B-Line buses last week. The AMS contributed $10,000
toward the purchase of the racks. The proposal for
funding was initiated by UBC's Trek Program.
HOURS OF OPERATION . FALL '98
Effective Sepre/nbrn 8rh,  1998
Arts 200 Snack Bar at Buchanan A M- Th
M-Th      6:15pm - 8:45pm    F
The Barn Coffee Shop on Main Mall
Edibles at Scarfe M-Th
F
IRC Snack Bar at IRC
Espresso On the Go at The SUB.
Steamies Coffee Cart at The Bookstore
Sat.
www.foodserv. ubc ca
7:30am - 3:30pm
7:30am - 3:00pm
7:30am - 4:30pm
7:45am - 6:30pm
7:45am - 3:00pm
8:00am - 3:45pm
7:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 3:00pm
11:30am -2:30pm
idserv.ubc.ca .ai/ff
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Phone: VBC-FOOD (822-3663)
Bread Garden Forest Science Bdg. 7:45am - 4:00pm
Pacific Spirit Place atTheS.U.B. 7:30am-2:00pm*
* Evening Service Coming to Pacific Spirit Place Soon!
Trekkers Restaurant at David Lam Centre 8:30am - 2:30pm
The Express adjacent to Trekkers        M - Th      7:30am - 7:30pm
F 7:30pm - 4:30pm
EVENING STUDYING @ Trekkers Restaurant M -Th  3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Roots Student Lounge at MacMillan 8:00am - 2:45pm
Yum Yum's at the Old Auditorium 7:45am - 3:00pm
Totem Park and Place Vanier Dining Rooms    7.15am to 7:00pm
Gage, Hubbard's and Magda's mini marts are open 7 days a week.
UBC CATERING 822-2018
Writing
Centre
The UBC Writing Centre offers six- or
twelve-week non-credit courses emphasizing
English writing for academic, technical
and research purposes. Classes arc held
on the UBC campus.
Writing 097: Introduction to
Composition
• Saturdays, Sept 19-Dec 5, 9:30 am-
12:30 pm. $245.
Writing 098: Preparation for
University Writing and the LPI
• Day and time vary by section.
Call for details. $245.
Writing 099: Advanced Composition
• Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,
Sept 14-Dec 4, 1:30-2:30 pm. $245.
• Wednesdays, Sept 23-Dec 9,
7-10 pm. $245.
Report and Business Writing
• Tuesdays, Sept 22-Dec 8, 7-10 pm.
$245.
Argumentation and Critical
Reading
• Tuesdays and Thursdays,
Sept I5-Oct22, 1-2:30 pm. $175.
Getting Ahead with Grammar
• Saturdays, Sept 19-Oct 31 (no class
Oct 10). 9:30 am-12:30 pm. $175.
• Tuesdays, Oct 20-Nov 24. 7-10 pm.
$175.
Professional Communication I:
Memos and Letters
• Mondays and Wednesdays,
Sept 21-Nov 2 (no class Oct 12).
4-5:30 pm. $175.
Professional Communication II:
Oral Presentations
• Tuesdays and Thursdays,
Sept 22-Oct 29, 4:30-6 pm. $175.
• Saturdays, Oct 24-Nov 28.
9:30 am-12:30pm. $175.
Information: 822-9564
www.cstudies.ubcca/wc 10 UBC Reports ■ Sept. 17, 1998
News Digest
A book published by UBC Press has won the Dafoe Book Prize for
1997.
The award was presented to author Jonathan Vance for Death So
Noble: Memory, Meaning and the First World War. Vance is a member
of the History Dept. at the University of Western Ontario.
Worth $5,000, the prize honours distinguished writing by Canadians that contributes to the understanding of Canada and its place
in the world.
Last fall Death So Noble was the only Canadian book included in
the short list for the international Lionel Gelber Prize.
GREEN COLLEGE THEMATIC LECTURE SERIES
Green College invites applicationsfrom members ofthe UBC community
to hold an interdisciplinary thematic lecture series during the 1999-
2000 academic year. The series can be on any interdisciplinary theme,
and should consist of eight lectures spread overthe period September
1999 to March 2000. It is expected that the organizers will edit and
publish an anthology based on the series. The College will support
travel expenses of invited lecturers, and publication of an anthology
with a university press based on the series. Wherever possible,
applicants should seek co-sponsorship ofthe series with other relevant
bodies.
Applications must include the following:
1. Title of the series and a list of proposed speakers and topics.
2. A budget that estimates the total cost ofleast expensive excursion
airfares for all invited speakers. (Speakers will be accommodated
at   Green   College.   No   honoraria   will   be   offered.)
3. Actual or potential co-sponsors.
Only one lecture series will be funded. Questions about this program
should be directed to Carolyn Andersson, Event Coordinator.
Email: cmtander@interchange.ubc.ca.
Send completed applications by no later than January 31,1999 to:
The Academic Committee, Green College
6201 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, BC, V6T IZI
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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,
Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1, accompanied by payment in cash, cheque (made out to UBC
Reports) or journal voucher. Advertising enquiries: 822-3131.
The deadline for the Oct. 1 issue of UBC Reports is noon, Sept. 22.
Accomttiod&tioii
Phone 822-5769 for more information.
POINT GREY GUEST HOUSE  A
perfect spot to reserve
accommodation for guest
lecturers or other university
members who visit throughout
the year. Close to UBC and other
Vancouver attractions, a tasteful
representation of our city and of
UBC. 4103 W. 10th Ave.,
Vancouver, BC, V6R 2H2. Call or
fax 222-4104.	
TINA'S GUEST HOUSE Elegant
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.
GREEN COLLEGE GUEST HOUSE
Five suites available for
academic visitors to UBC only.
Guests dine with residents and
enjoy college life. Daily rate $52
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. Useofliving
room, dining room, and kitchen.
Min.toUBCshopsandcity. Daily,
weekly and winter rates. Call or
fax 224-6914.	
GAGE COURT SUITES Spacious 1
BR guest suites with equipped
kitchen, TV and telephone.
Centrally located near SUB,
aquatic centre and transit. Ideal
for visiting lecturers, colleagues
and families. 1998 rates $85-$ 121
per night. Call 822-1010.
PENNY FARTHING INN 2855 West
6th. Heritage house, antiques,
wood floors, original stained
glass. 10 min. to UBC and
downtown. Two blocks from
restaurants, buses. Scrumptious
full breakfasts. Entertaining cats.
Views. Phones in rooms. E-mail:
farthing@uniserve.com or call
739-9002.	
B & B BY LOCARNO BEACH
Walk to UBC along the ocean.
Quiet exclusive neighborhood.
Near buses and restaurants.
Comfortable rooms with TV and
private bath. Full breakfast.
Reasonable rates. Non-smokers
only please. Call 341-4975.
CAMILLA   HOUSE   Bed   and
Breakfast. Best accommodation
on main bus routes. Includes
television, private phone and
bathroom. Weekly reduced
rates. Call 737-2687. Fax 737-2586.
ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN B&B
Warm hospitality awaits you at
this centrally located view home.
Large rooms with private baths,
TV, phones, tea/coffee, fridge.
Full breakfast, close to UBC,
downtown and bus routes. 3466
W. 15th Ave. Call 737-2526 or fax
727-2750.	
ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE Looking for
summer accommodation?
Private rooms available for visitors
attending UBC on academic
business. Competitive rates.
Meals are included 5 days per
week. Call for information and
availbbility 822-8788.
Accommodation
ALMA BEACH B&B Beautiful,
immaculate, bright rooms with
ensuite in elegant, spacious home.
2 blocks to Jericho Beach/
Vancouver Yacht Club. Gourmet
breakfast. Central location to
downtown/UBC. N/S. Call 221 -0551.
THOMAS GUEST HOUSE 2395 W.
18th Ave. Visitors and students of
UBC are most welcome. 15 min.
to UBC or downtown by bus.
Close to restaurants and shops.
Daily rates form $50 to $100.
Please call and check it out at
737-2687.	
TRIUMF HOUSE Comfortable
guest house with homey quiet
environment for visitors to UBC
and hospital. Located near
hospital. Rates $40-$80/night and
weekly rates. Call 222-1062.
JASMINE'S GUEST HOUSE Double
with ensuite bath, privateenfrance.
Walk to buses and shops, 15 min. to
UBC. Daily, weekly, monthly rates.
Call 224-9191. _   	
PARIS fully furnished studio. Steps
from new bibliotheque, bus,
metro, shopping. Separate
kitchen. New TV-video-stereo
system. Secure u/g parking.
Generous closet space. Nov.
1998-June 1999orany3or6month
period. E-mail: cpfb@unixg.ubc.ca
or call 732-9016.	
FURNISHED 1 BR and den self-
contained garden suite. Kitsilano
5 blocks to beach, 10 min. to UBC
and downtown. Daily rate $85,
weekly/monthly rates available,
ask about pets! E-mail:
erasmus@mortimer.com or call
734-0304.	
FURNISHED house, Kitsilano water,
charming, H/W floors, lovely view,
10 min. to UBC or downtown.
Avail. Sept. 15. Call 737-2966.
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WANTED TO RENT Mature family
seeking moderate house near
UBC for long term lease. Oct. 1 or
15. Please be assured we will take
good care of your home. Call
261-6741.
House Sitter'
RESPONSIBLE  RETIRED COUPLE
from Ontario looking to housesit
in Vancouver or Lower Mainland
all or part of Jan.-Mar./99. Exp.
with plants and animals. E-mail:
dhenry@intergate.bc.ca or call
daughter 877-1070.
Vacations
KAYAK RETREAT on Southern Gulf
Island for your party of (max.) 3-
4 persons. Kayaks and
equipment included. Cozy
oceanfront accommodation.
On-site launching. Birdwatching,
hiking and skywatching from
Mexican hammocks. Lots of
wildlife and peace. Web site:
www3.be.sympatico.ca/
cyberwest/paddlepender/; e-mail:
mbnevwest@bc.cympafico.ca or
call 228-8079.
Next ad deadline:
Tuesday, Sept. 22
Services
UBC FACULTY MEMBERS who are
looking to optimize their RRSP,
faculty pension and retirement
options call Don Proteau, RFP or
Doug Hodgins, RFP of the HLP
Financial Group for a
complimentary consultation.
Investments available on a no-
load basis. Call for our free
newsletter. Serving faculty members
since 1982. Call 687-7526. E-mail:
dproteau@hlp.fpc.ca
dhodgins@hlp.fpc.ca.
TRAVEL-TEACH ENGLISH 5 day/
40 hr (Sept. 16-20; Nov. 25-29)
TESOL teacher certification
course (or by correspondence).
1,000s of jobs available NOW.
FREE infornnation package, toll
free (888) 270-2941.
FREE CLEAN-UPS. Your garage,
basement, attic, etc, in
exchange for good salvage
items. Each situation assessed on
its own merits. Otherwise, fair
reasonable prices to clean up/
take your junk/garbage away.
Call 733-8652	
THYME TO GARDEN Fall is the time
to plan your garden for next year!
We offer complete landscaping
services including design,
installation and maintenance. For
a free consultation call 736-7217 or
e-mail allisonb@bc.symparico.ca.
DAYCARE OPENING Full-time.
Ages: 2.5 to 5 yrs. ABC University
Kindercare Daycare. Pleasant,
spacious surroundings, small
group. Snacks and tender loving
care provided by ECE-qualified
staff. One block from UBC gates.
4595 West 8th Ave. Call 228-5885.
SOUTHLANDS FAMILY CHILD CARE
CENTRE 2 blocks off Marine Drive.
10 min. from UBC. Unique countrylike setting, arts/literature-based
program for 2.5-5yr. old children.
Spanish introduction course.
Access to ponies and farm
animals. Call 737-2348.	
DATA ANALYSIS For social
researchers, professionals, small
business, social agencies.
Statistical analysis, database
development, data coding,
processing and entry. Data
matrices, spreadsheets, client
and consumer lists, inventory,
personal finances analysis. Free
problem analysis. Call 224-1302.
For Sale
CHIPPENDALE Exquisite small
dining table and 6 or 8 chairs.
Handcrafted and carved by
master craftsman Anthony
Balzer. Beautiful gold framed
beveled full-length mirror. Brass
Stiffel floor lamp. Hampton Place.
Call 222-7801.	
HAMPTON PLACE Almost 900 s.f.
2 BR, 2 bath, balcony, F/P. This
lovely third floor unit in Wyndham
Hall faces southwest over garden
and fountain. $248,000. Call 222-
7801.	
CHANGE OF PLANS Must sell. New
leather sofa and matching love
seat (never used). Paid $8700.
Sell 1/2 price, o.b.o. Also queen
floral hide-a-bed, new D/W,
kitchen cabinets, aluminum sink.
Call 737-2677. UBC Reports ■ Sept. 17, 1998 11
AMS Bike Co-op volunteer Shirley Mahood, administrative secretary in the UBC TREK
office, transforms a discarded bike into a purple and yellow recycled cycle. More volunteers
are needed to help repair and rebuld bikes that have been abandoned at UBC residences.
Volunteers pay a reduced co-op membership rate for access to the fleet of bikes located at
various locations across campus. For more information on the bike co-op, call 827-TREK.
Volunteers turn old bikes
into working campus wheels
What's purple and yellow and
sped all over? Recycled bicycles
from the new Alma Mater Society (AMS) Bike Co-op.
By refurbishing bikes that are
abandoned on campus each year,
the AMS Bike Co-op aims to
provide a fleet of 100 bikes by
September to reduce the reliance on cars at the university.
The first bikes in the fleet hit the
streets this summer.
"This program makes biking a
more viable means of transportation at UBC." says Ted Buehler,
president of the AMS Bike Co-op.
"With universal access to a fleet
of bicycles, people have an alternative to using a car when making short trips across campus."
Co-op members pay $20 to
join and a $5 deposit for a key
that unlocks the padlocks of all
bikes in the fleet. Members who
participate in rebuilding and
maintaining bikes qualify for a
reduced membership fee.
Co-op members are responsible
for providing their own helmets.
Members who need a helmet can
buy one at cost from the co-op.
The program supports the university's goal of reducing single occupancy car travel to UBC by 20
per cent over the next five years.
Volunteers repair donated
bikes in shop space made available by the Landscape Architecture program. Volunteers meet
on Tuesdays from 3 p.m.-9 p.m.
New faculty meet
mentors in program
First-year students aren't the
only people who can be overwhelmed when they arrive at
UBC. New faculty members can
also find it disorienting.
With a population of more
than 30,000, arriving at UBC is
like arriving in a small city for
the first time. That's where the
Faculty Mentoring Program
comes in.
Seasoned UBC faculty members offer advice, guidance and
information to make newcomers
feel welcome and to familiarize them
with the campus community.
The Faculty Mentoring program is an effective way of helping new faculty through the administrative maze and in developing contacts throughout the
university," says Barry McBride,
vice-president, Academic and
Provost.
The program, part ofthe Centre for Faculty Development and
Instructional Services, started
four years ago.
It introduces newcomers to a
network of faculty members who,
over time, will help them with
problems and issues.
"New faculty members have
read about the mentoring program on the Centre's Web site
and say it was a factor in joining
UBC," says Estelle Paget, the program's co-ordinator. "They felt
UBC looked after its faculty."
Mentors begin with the basics,
such as how to acquire a computer account, or where to go lor
photocopies, housing or child-
care advice. In later years, mentors may provide advice on career
issues such as tenure and grant
applications.
The program offers a series of
events during the year that provide opportunities for new faculty to meet mentors.
During an orientation day,
they are taken on a campus tour,
meet key administrators and faculty in their departments, and
gain insight into campus culture. Social events, including
monthly breakfast get-togethers,
are held throughout the year.
Sixty people attended a faculty mentoring retreat hosted by
UBC President Martha Piper this
summer at Cecil Green Park
House. Haifa dozen groups discussed undergraduate teaching
and other subjects.
"If we can support new faculty so they can participate more
fully on campus," says Paget,
"we're not only helping the individual, we're providing a service
for the university."
to fix and paint bikes, build shelving and hanging storage and
scrap bikes for parts.
The group is seeking funding
to support a co-ordinator or head
mechanic position as well as donations of paint, shelves, office
supplies, tools and a bike trailer.
It aims to set up a permanent
bike shop on campus which will
sell and repair bikes and teach
bicycle repair and safety courses.
The group also hopes to provide a mobile maintenance and
repair service. They are seeking
a volunteer bike mechanic who
can pedal to cyclists in distress
to make minor repairs, fix flats
or oil chains.
The AMS Bike Co-op is a partnership of Landscape Architecture, the UBC Trek program,
and Housing and Conferences
which provides discarded bikes.
Our Community Bikes!, a nonprofit bike shop, is providing tools
and mechanical training.
For more information about the
AMS Bike Co-op. visit their Web
site at www.interchange.ubc.ca/
buehler/bikecoop/
EARLY BIRD SPECIALS
$6.95 Veggie combo &
Special price on drinks
Mondays and Thursdays
5-6pm
Expires Sept. 30/98
Dine in only
Nyala African
Hotspot
Est. 1988
"Best African/MiddleEastem Category"
(Readers' choice and Critic poll) Vancouver
Magazine 1998
Vegetarian Buffet Wednesday
& Sunday $10.95
Fully licensed
Open daily 5pm
2930 West 4th Ave.,
Vancouver
731-7899
www.nyala.com
win a dinner by answering
the questions on the Web
People
by staff writers
Dr. Noel Buskard. a clinical professor in the Faculty
of Medicine's Hematology division, has been named
Clinician of the Year by the Medical Undergraduate
Society.
The award recognizes a clinical faculty member who
shows excellence in interactions with both patients and
medical students. Buskard, a faculty member since 1970,
teaches clinical diagnosis and treatment in internal medicine and hematology to medical students in all four undergraduate years.
Students described Buskard as energetic, dedicated and
able to bring humor and compassion to his teaching.
Medical students submit nominations for the award which
is judged by a student committee.
U
BC Commerce Prof. Tae Oum and two former PhD
students have been awarded the best paper prize at
the recent World Conference on Transportation Research in Antwerp, Belgium.
"Optimal Demand for Operating Lease of Aircraft" was chosen
as the top paper out of 893
entries presented to the 14
members of the prize committee.
Prof. Oum, Anming Zhang and
Yimin Zhang analysed profitable
methods of leasing and ownership
of aircraft based on data from 10
major North American carriers.
The award, which included
$1,000 in prize money, is given
once every three years.
Grant B. Frame MSc, PEng
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DAYCARE OPENINGS
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Ages: 2-1/2 to 5 years
Pleasant, clean, spacious surroundings; small group;
healthy snacks and tender loving care by
ECE qualified staff
Bonus: we will help toilet train your child.
We will transport your kindergartener to and from
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Recommended by Parents
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Ask for Deborah or Doug (staff) • 4595 West 8th Ave
Phone 228-5885 12 UBC Reports ■ Sept. 17, 1998
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