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 Volume 32 Number 1
January 9,1986
UBCfacultytovote on new agreement
UBC's Faculty Association will vote
this month on a draft agreement on
termination or non-renewal of faculty
appointments in the event of a
financial exigency.
The announcement of the draft
agreement was made in a letter to
faculty dated Dec. 20 and signed by
UBC's president, Dr. David Strangway,
and Prof. Sidney Mindess, president of
UBC's Faculty Association.
This month's vote will be the second
time that faculty have been asked to
vote on a set of criteria and procedures
for termination of appointment. A I984
draft agreement was rejected 577 votes
for and 698 against.
Prof. Mindess said that many of the
features of the I984 agreement that had
been strongly criticized by faculty
members have been removed from the
Dedication ceremony for bell tower planned
lapanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro
Nakasone will visit the University of
B.C. campus on |an. 14 to take part in a
late-afternoon dedication ceremony of
a new bell tower adjacent to the Asian
The traditional lapanese bell tower
was reconstrycted on the campus
between Dec. 19 and 30 by Japanese
craftsmen who prefabricated it in
Japan before it was shipped to Canada
by container.
The Japanese temple bell, called the
Pacific Bell, which will hang in the
.tower and will be rung on ceremonial
occasions, was a gift to the University
in I983 from the lapanese government.
UBC has now raised more than
$50,000 of the estimated $80,000 to
$85,000 needed to construct the bell
tower. Major donors include the Toyota
Corp. of Japan, which has given
$20,000 and the Council of Forest
Industries of B.C. and Alcan, each of
which have pledged $10,000.
A number of B.C., Canadian and
Japanese companies and individuals
have contributed to construction of
UBC's new bell tower. The lapanese
craftsmen who built it in Japan and on
the campus were flown here by CP Air
and the Japan Foundation and the
tower components were shipped to
Canada courtesy of Seaboard Shipping
The yellow cedar used in its
construction was supplied by Kazuhiko
Sato, president of Sato Lumber. The
specially made roof tiles were produced
by the Yamamoto Tile Co.
The B.C. yellow cedar used in the
3.35-metre high bell tower closely
resembles hinoki (Japanese cypress), the
wood traditionally used in Japan for
construction of temples and shrines.
Both yellow cedar and hinoki are
members of the tree species called
chamaecyparis and are noted for their
durability, strength and easy working
The bell tower was designed by Akio
Takigawa, president of a temple
architectural firm in Japan. Mr. Takigawa
calls the structure a "Japanese-style
tower" which incorporates elements
from various periods of Japanese
architectural history. .
The Japanese temple bell that will
hang in the tower was cast by master
craftsman Katori Masahiko, now 86
years old, who was appointed a holder
of an Important Intangible Cultural
Property, the skill of casting metal, in
He has become popularly known as a
"Living National Treasure," a title he
shares with a small number of artisans
renowned for their skill in traditional
crafts. In July, 1983 master craftsman
Katori and his son-in-law, Kiyohisa
Mikanagi, Japan's ambassador to
Canada, visited the UBC campus to
advise on a suitable location and
desirable architecture for the bell
Bells have deep ritual significance in
lapan and their fading sound is intended
to remind the Japanese of the
transitory nature of life. The Pacific bell
is inscribed with five characters that
may be translated "A clear mind leads to
tranquil thought."
Japanese temple bell that will hang in the new Japanese bell tower adjacent
to UBC's Asian Centre was hoisted into place by Japanese craftsmen last
week. Prime Minister of Japan, Yushiro Nakasone, will be at UBC Tuesday
(Jan. 14) for a tower dedication ceremony.
latest document, which he feels stands-
a good chance of being approved.
He said loose wording in the earlier
agreement had been tightened up, the
definition of what constitutes a
financial exigency had been improved
and the method of choosing those
whose appointments are to be terminated
was more rational.
"In addition," he added, "the
provisions for compensation and the
appeal procedures for faculty members
have been improved considerably."
The letter said the draft agreement
had been approved by the executive of
the Faculty Association and by a
committee of UBC's Board of
Governors. The agreement will have to
be approved by the full Board if
association members ratify it.
In the same letter, President
Strangway and Prof. Mindess said final
details are "essentially concluded" on
the settlement of terms for the 12 faculty
members who were notified that their
appointments would terminate on lune
30 as the result of Senate action in
discontinuing programs in the Faculties
of Dentistry and Education.
One of the 12 faculty members has
accepted an appointment in another
department of Education, one is on sick
leave and the remaining ten have
accepted a Voluntary Early Termination
of Appointment agreement.
In view of the accord, the letter
continued, the arbitration proceeding
started by the association against the
University to determine whether it was
in breach of the "Agreement on
Conditions of Appointment for Faculty"
has been adjourned.
The association will terminate the
arbitration proceeding if the financial
exigency agreement is ratified by the
faculty and the Board withdraws its
policy on the "Termination or
Non-Renewal of Faculty Appointments
for Redundancy Resulting from Senate
The letter added that the association
expects to obtain from the Canadiap
Association of University Teachers
(CAUT) an undertaking not to pursue its
enquiry into the June 30 termination of
faculty appointments once a settlement
has been reached.
The letter ends: "This accord reflects a
mutual commitment to the future
well-being of the University and a strong
desire to settle differences through
Prof. Mindess told UBC Reportsthat
the Faculty Association would hold
general meetings on Jan. 16 and 23 to
answer questions and provide information
on the draft agreement. He anticipated
voting would be complete by the end of
Prof. Mindess outlines the draft
agreement in greater detail in a
discussion beginning on Page 3. UBC Reports, January 9,1986
The Hon. Geoffrey Palmer opens lecture
series honoring former UBC chancellor
The Hon. Geoffrey Palmer, New
Zealand's Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Justice, will be the first
lohn V. Clyne Lecturer at the University
of B.C.
Dr. Palmer, whose legal career
includes private practice, university
teaching and service as a consultant to
several national governments, will
open the I986 spring series of free public
lectures sponsored by the Vancouver
He will speak on Jan. 18 at 8:15 p.m.
in Lecture Hall 2 of the Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre on the
UBC campus. His topic will be
"Reforming Parliament: The Case of
New Zealand."
The John V. Clyne Lectures honor
one of UBC's most distinguished
graduates, who stepped down as
Chancellor of the University in I984 after
serving the maximum six years in that
The lecture series established in
honor of Mr. Clyne will bring world
leaders in the fields of business,
government, law and the arts to UBC on
a regular basis to give public lectures.
Born in Vancouver in I902, Mr. Clyne
graduated from UBC in I923 when it
»ias stiil housed in the so-called
"fairview Shacks" on the site of the
Vancouver Ceneral Hopital. He was an
active participant in the "Great Trek,"
the student protest that led to a decision
by the provincial government to
complete the University on Point Grey.
After a career as a practicing lawyer,
Mr. Clyne was elevated to the bench,
serving as a justice of the Supreme
Court of B.C. until 1957, when he
became board chairman and chief
executive officer of MacMillan Bloedel
He was sole royal commissioner on
three public enquiries in B.C. and has
served the federal government in several
Centre busy
in 1986
UBC's Conference Centre expects that
a record number of groups and people
will make use of the campus this
summer, many of them attracted to
Vancouver by Expo '86.
So far, says conference manager
Susanne Nikles, 257 groups have booked
space and it's expected that a
minimum of 50,000 people will stay in
campus residences for an average of
three to four nights for a total of 160,000
room nights. The 1986 room-night total
is about 30,000 more than the previous
high in 1983.
The Conference Centre has hired five
coordinators on term appointments to
act as liaison between the visiting
groups and various UBC departments,
e.g., Physical Plant and Food Services,
that provide services for the visitors.
The Conference Centre takes over the
Gage and Totem Park Residences from
May 7 to Aug. 23 to provide
accommodation for the visiting groups.
Any profits from the operation subsidize
the rents that students pay to live in
residence during the winter session.
Here is a brief listing of some of the
major groups that will meet at UBC:
International Union of Physiological
Sciences — 6,000 delegates; World
Congress on Education and Technology
— 6,000 delegates; Pacific Northwest
Council of Foreign Languages — 700;
Pacific Division, American Association
for the Advancement of Science —
670; 6th International Symposium on
Gastrointestinal Hormones — 600.
capacities, including post-war chairman
of the Canadian Maritime Commission.
Dr. Palmer, UBC's first Clyne
Lecturer, was educated in New Zealand
and at the University of Chicago,
where he completed a Doctor of Law
degree in I967.
He has practiced as a solicitor with a
Wellington legal firm, taught political
science and law at universities in the
United States and New Zealand and
served as a consultant to governments in
Australia, Sri Lanka and Cyprus on
rehabilitation and accident compensation.
Dr. Palmer has been a member of
parliament since I979 and deputy leader
of the New Zealand Labour Party since
In addition to the Clyne Lecture, Dr.
Palmer will give an open lecture on
Wednesday, )an. 15 on "International
Law in the Foreign Policy of a Small
State." The lecture takes place in Room
101/102 of the Curtis Law Building.
Hon  Geoffrey Palmer
The Vancouver Institute spring series
of lectures continues until March 29,
with a total of ten public lectures in
the areas of economics, astronomy,
archeology, medicine and public
Here is a complete list of the
Institute's spring speakers and their
)an. 18 — Hon. Geoffrey Palmer, deputy
prime minister and minister of justice,
New Zealand — "Reforming Parliament:
The Case of New Zealand." (The
).V.Clyne Lecture).
Ian. 25 —Prof. )ohn Caldwell, State
University of New York—"The News
from Hal ley's Comet."
Feb. 1 — Dr. Birute M.F. Galdikas,
Archaeology, Simon Fraser University—
"Orangutans: People of the Forest."
Feb. 8—Prof. Herbert Simon,
Computer Science and Psychology,
Carnegie-Mellon University—"Why
Economists Disagree." (Cecil and Ida
Green Lecture).
Feb. 15 —Prof. Michael Smith,
Biochemistry, UBC — "Genetic
Feb. 22 —Dean Victoria A. Fromkin,
Linguistics, University of California at
Los Angeles —"Brain, Mind and
Language." (Cecil and Ida Green
March I —Stephen Lewis, Canadian
ambassador to the U.N.— "The LJnited
Nations: What Does the Future Hold?"
March 8—Martin Goldfarb, president,
Goldfarb Consultants —"The Role of
Polling in Canadian Society." (The
Vancouver Sun Annual Lecture).
March 15 — Dr. Partha Dasgupta,
Economics, Cambridge University—"The
Silent Food War." (The E.S. Woodward
March 22 —Dr. Arthur Kleinman,
Medical Anthropology and Psychiatry,
Harvard —"Bodily Idioms of Distress."
(Cecil and Ida Green Lecture).
March 29— Rt. Hon. Sir lohn
" Donaldson, Master of the Rolls, Court of
Appeal, England —"The Courts: The
Citizen's Non-Nuclear Deterrent."
A brochure listing all the spring
speakers and their topics is available
from UBC's Community Relations
department, 228-3I3I.
100,000 people participate in
continuing education in 1984/85
More than 100,000 people took part in
continuing education activities sponsored
by the University in the year that ended
Aug. 31, I985.
That's the picture that emerges from
the 9th annual report on UBC's
Continuing Education and Cultural
Activities compiled by lindra Kulich,
director of Centre for Continuing
Some professional continuing education
programs recorded "marked gains" in
enrolment during the year, Mr. Kulich
reports, while other areas experienced
enrolment declines as a result of B.C.'s
economic situation and a "drastic cut"
in the University's operating budget in
Registrations for all non-credit
continuing education programs offered
by seven University units in 1984-85
Update: Jan. 9,1986:Rick Hansen has
travelled 11,000 miles on his round-the-
world wheelchair tour to raise funds for
spinal cord research and rehabilitation,
and is currently in Whakatane, New
Zealand. Contributions in B.C. so far
total $560,000. If you'd like to make a
donation, please call 687-5200.
totalled 61,750, a decrease of I.I5 per
cent from the previous year, when
62,468 registrations were recorded. Add
to the 1984-85 totals attendance at UBC
museums, plays, lectures and other
activities and total participation exceeds
Hardest hit it; terms of an enrolment
drop was the Centre for Continuing
Education, where non-credit, general
education registrations declined 11.76
per cent from 20,561 in 1983-84 to 18,147
last year.
However, language training programs
mounted by the centre continued to
grow and many professional and
technical continuing education programs
maintained level enrolments, although
there were significant enrolment
declines in programs for architects,
engineers and urban and community
The centre also had to bear its share
of the overall reduction in the
University's operating grant. That part
of the centre's budget which came from
the University was reduced by
$300,000, with the result that the centre
now has to fund 86 per cent of its total
Continued on  Page 4
A.F. "Dick" Shirran, above, retired
on Dec. 31 as director of the Student
Counselling and Resources Centre
after 34 years at UBC in the field of
counselling and personnel work
and 30 years as a lecturer in the
Department of Psychology. Dr.
Marvin J. Westwood, below, of the
Department of Counselling Psychology in the Faculty of Education has
taken over for six months as acting
head of the Student Counselling and
Resources Centre.
*•     JUL
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Museum receives
Greek artifacts
UBC's Museum of Anthropology has
a valuable new collection of early Greek
vases and other items, thanks to the
efforts of one of UBC's best-known
The collection of 20 Greek vases from
the 8th to the 4th centuries BC was a
gift to the University from the eastern
Canadian family of James George on
the advice of UBC graduate Dr. Homer
Thompson of the Institute for
Advanced Study at Princeton University.
Dr. Thompson is one of UBC's
earliest graduates (BA'25, MA'27), who
was honored for his contributions to
classical studies in 1949, when the
University conferred on him the
honorary degree of Doctor of Laws.
The George collection includes two
outstanding vases from Athens in the 8th
century BC, when Greek art was in
transition from the geometric period to
the figured tradition using human and
animal figures.
The collection also includes oil and
perfume flasks, drinking cups, storage
vessels and some small figurines in clay
or bronze.
Arrangements for the UBC museum to
receive the collection were made by
Prof. James Russell of the classics
department. A special exhibition of the
collection is planned for early 1987. UBC Reports, January 9, 1986
Pulp and Paper Centre opens on UBC campus
A $6 million Pulp and Paper Centre
has been opened at the University of
British Columbia as part of a major
effort by the University, government
and industry to foster research and
education for Canada's forest industry.
Funding for the centre was provided by
the provincial government •
The establishment of the centre is one
of several major initiatives undertaken
by UBC, the Canadian pulp and paper
industry and the provincial and federal
governments in recent years to revitalize
Canada's forest industry.
"The commitment of funds by
government and industry clearly
demonstrates the importance being
placed on UBC's development as a
world leader in pulp and paper
education and research," said UBC
President David Strangway.  "Canada's
forest industry is facing unprecedented
competition in the world market. Both
government and industry are aware
that a major focus on research and
education is needed if Canada's largest
industry is to keep its competitive edge."
The completion of the 32,250-square
foot Pulp and Paper Centre marks the
culmination of a chain of events that
began in 1978 when Dr. Richard J.
Kerekes of the Pulp and Paper Research
Institute of Canada (PAPRICAN) arrived
on the UBC campus to establish a
post-graduate program in pulp and paper
engineeringin the Faculty of Applied
Science. Dr. Kerekes, who is a division
director of PAPRICAN and an honorary
professor in UBC's chemical engineering
department, has been named director
of the new centre.
In addition to the building's teaching
facilities, the centre will house an
extensive library of materials on pulp
and paper technology and will be used
for graduate student research.
Through PAPRICAN, the pulp and
paper industry will provide approximately
$1 million annually toward the operational
costs of the centre as well as $250,000
for fellowships for graduate students
using the facility.
A second building, the PAPRICAN
Vancouver Laboratory, is nearing
completion at the Discovery Park site on
UBC's south campus. The $15-million
research facility was funded by the
federal government.
Together the new Pulp and Paper
Centre and the PAPRICAN Vancouver
Laboratory represent the largest single
investment by the federal and
provincial governments and industry
into pulp and paper technology in half
a century. The Pulp and Paper Centre is
located at 2385 East Mall on the UBC
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Richard Kerekes
Faculty Association president optimistic about agreement
In the interview that follows. Prof.
Sidney Mindess of Civil Engineering
and the current president of the Faculty
Association discusses the draft
"Agreement on the Termination or
Non-Renewal of Faculty Appointments
for Financial Exigency," which UBC
faculty members will vote on later this
UBCR: There have been fears
expressed in the past that an agreement
on termination of faculty appointments
for financial exigency is essentially a
device for doing away with tenure. Do
you believe that's the case?
PROF. MINDESS: No, I don't. This
Faculty Association, and most others in
Canada, recognize that there are three
basic reasons why faculty members can
be dismissed. One is for cause
(incompetence, gross misconduct, or
refusal or repeated failure to carry out
one's reasonable duties).
The other two are redundancy or
financial exigency. The Framework
Agreement between the association
and the University recognizes the
possibility of dismissal for financial
exigency. What we now have in draft
form is a document that sets out how
this process is to be accomplished,
complete with protections, including
appeal procedures, for faculty members
who may be affected.
UBCR: Negotiations for such an
agreement have been going on now for
some seven years. What has led to
agreement on a draft document at this
PROF. MINDESS: There were serious
negotiations in 1984 which led to a draft
agreement that was rejected. I led
those negotiations and there were some
serious and perfectly legitimate
criticisms levelled at the document. In
retrospect, I'm not unhappy that it was
In I985 there were negotiations led
by Prof. Irving Ozier of Physics that
came very close to agreement.
When Dr. Strangway arrived on
campus at the beginning of November,
he invited me to discuss with him the
documents that represented the closest
point of agreement in the Ozier
negotiations, which in general cleaned
up the language and met many of the
criticisms that had been raised about
the I984 document.
After those discussions a revised
draft agreement was discussed with the
president and he agreed that it
represented a reasonable compromise,
trading off some administrative
flexibility in choosing individuals for
termination in exchange for very strong
appeal procedures.
We were able to put the draft
agreement together without delay
because it draws heavily on points that
had been agreed on in the Ozier
negotiations which, in turn, drew on
the negotiations that led to the I984
draft agreement.
So the latest document has evolved
out of negotiations and discussions
begun in I977.
UBCR: Will UBC be unique in having
a financial exigency agreement if the
draft is approved?
PROF. MINDESS: Not at all. There are
a dozen or so such agreements
between University administrations and
their faculty associations in Canada.
The UBC draft agreement is very much
in the mainstream but can probably be
described as being amongst the better of
those that exist.
UBC REPORTS: What chain of events
is provided for in the draft agreement
that might lead to termination of faculty
PROF. MINDESS: First, the the
president has to be satisfied that a
state of financial exigency exists because
the University faces a financial deficit
that cannot reasonably be met without
• the termination of the appointments of
some faculty members.
Then, the president has to consult
with a Committee on Financial Exigency,
made up of the Senate Budget
Committee and two faculty members
appointed by the Faculty Association
executive. Within four weeks of its first
meeting, that committee has to advise
the president whether, in its judgment,
the University faces a financial
That committee will have access to a
wide range of financial information,
including current and previous financial
statements, details of operating fund
allocations to the entire university,
details of bargaining unit salaries, age
profiles, the number of people
expected to retire, etc.
The committee will decide whether
a financial exigency exists and how
much money would be required to
meet the deficit. If the president and the
committee can't agree that a financial
exigency exists, the president has to first
inform the Senate and the Faculty
Association of his intention to declare a
financial exigency.
UBCR: So the decision of the
Committee on Financial Exigency is not
binding and it's conceivable there could
be a disagreement between the
association and the president?
PROF. MINDESS: Yes, that's possible.
The president's view would prevail, but
it would be a brave president who
would argue that a major Senate
committee was wrong in its assessment
of the financial situation. It would be
difficult, although not impossible, for
the president to declare a state of
financial exigency in those circumstances.
UBCR: Lefs assume that it does
become necessary to declare financial
exigency. Does the agreement provide
for steps other than the termination of
faculty contracts?
■     PROF. MINDESS: The agreement is
permissive to the extent that it says the
president "may" terminate appointments;
it doesn't require or obligate him to do
that. It's possible the president could
solve the problem by other means,
salary negotiations, for example.
If the president decides that he has
no alternative but to terminate
appointments, the first thing that
happens is a complete freeze on new
appointments, with some minor
exceptions. Then, there are two routes
the president can take.
One would be the termination of
entire teaching units or the discontinuance of a diploma or a degree program.
The other would be to trim departments
by a certain number of people. The
president would have to decide on the
dollar value of the budgetary reduction
to be met by each faculty and then the
dean, with the assistance of an advisory
committee, would decide on how the
departments would bear the shortfall.
The department heads, in turn,
would chair departmental committees
and make recommendations to the
dean on termination of appointments
The agreement gives the deans the
power to recommend names for
termination, even though the department
head may not have sent the name
forward. And the dean must, when he
sends his termination recommendations
forward to the president, also notify
each faculty member affected, in
UBCR: What about the order of
PROF. MINDESS: First, term appointments without review, in other words,
non-tenure track appointments.
Next, each of the departmental
committees would have to decide if
there were faculty members whose
performance was "significantly less
than satisfactory". As a guide, the first
people they would consider, although
they wouldn't necessarily have to
choose from this group, would be
assistant professors who had been in
rank for more than 10 years or associate
professors who have been in rank for
more than 12 years.
If significantly weak individuals can't
be identified —and in my view that
would be the case in most departments
at UBC—or if an insufficient number of
people are identified, the rule of
inverse seniority would apply, i.e., the
person with the least seniority goes
first. There is a provision for exemption
of individuals who are making
"exceptional academic contributions" or
have "essential qualifications."
Those whose appointments are to be
terminated have to be given reasons
and if they choose to appeal, a review
panel would be set up, with its
members chosen by agreement between
the presidents of the University and the
Faculty Association.
The agreement provides for the
review panel to have access to "the
documents that were, or should have
been, considered by the president in
making his decision" and for the
faculty member to be represented by
counsel or other advisor
The review panel must decide if the
proper procedures have been followed
and beyond that it can also make a
decision on the following basis — and I
think the actual words of the agreement
are important here — "whether a
reasonable person standing in the shoes
of the President, having properly
considered all relevent evidence, would
probably have reached a different
conclusion from the President".
This is very strong protection for
faculty members because it does allow
the review panel to second-guess the
president. This is one of the most
significant changes in the latest
document. The decision of the review
panel is final and binding on both
sides —the president can't override it.
Essentially, what the agreement tries
to provide is some administrative
flexibility in choosing individuals and
very strong appeal procedures to protect
individuals from discrimination, which
is what tenure is all about.
UBCR: What about the compensation
package under the new draft agreement.
Is it an improvement over the draft that
was rejected in I984?
PROF. MINDESS: Yes, there's been a
significant improvement. In general,
faculty get one year of notice of
termination and compensation at the
rate of one month of pay for every year
of service, with a six-month minimum
and a 24-month maximum. UBC Reports, January 9,1986
Calendar Deadlines
Notices for the weeks of Jan. 26 and Feb 2 must
be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Jan. 16 to the
Community Relations Office, Room 207, Old
Administration Building, 6328 Memorial Road.
Notices must be submitted on proper calendar
forms. For more information, call 228-3131.
The Vancouver Institute.
Saturday, Jan. 18
Reforming Parliament:
The Case of New
Zealand, The Hon
Geoffrey Palmer, Deputy
Prime Minister and
Minister of Justice, New
Saturday, Jan. 25
The News from Halley's
Comet. Prof  John
Caldwell, Earth and Space
Science Institute, SUNY,
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. 8:15 p.m. Free admission.
Plant Science Seminar.
Effects of Ozone on Horticultural Crops of the
Fraser Valley, B.C. Elaine Wright, Plant Science,
UBC. Room 342, MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Engineering Education —Challenges and Choices.
Dr. A. Meisen, Dean of the Faculty of Applied
Science, UBC  Room 1202, CEME Building. 3:30
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
The Influence of Buoyance Flux From Inlets on
Continental Shelf Circulation. Andrew Weaver,
Oceanography/IAM, UBC Room 229, Mathematics
Building. 3:45 p.m.
Lipid and Lipoproteins Discussion
Membrane Lipid Modifications. Dr. Julian Kanfer,
Biochemistry, University of Manitoba. IRC 4. 4 p.m
B.C. Cancer Research Seminar.
Investigating the Role of MRI (Magnetic
Resonance Imaging) in Oncology. Dr. Mark
Henkelman, Physics Division, Ontario Cancer
Institute, Toronto. Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer
Research Centre, 601 West 10th Avenue,
Vancouver. 4 p.m.
Religious Studies Colloquium.
Geza Vermes on the Historical Jesus: Implications
for Theology and Religious Studies. Prof. William
Nicholls, Religious Studies, UBC. Room B223.
Buchanan Building. 4:30 p.m
Animal Science Seminar.
Superovulation, Fertility and Infertility. Prof.   .
Gareth Evans, Department of Animal Husbandry,
University of Sydney, Australia. Room 348,
MacMillan Building. 10:30 a.m.
Computer Science Colloquium
RISC Computer Architecture. Martin Hopkins.
IBM T.J  Watson Research Centre  Room 301,
Computer Sciences Building   11:30 a.m.
Botany Seminar
Chloroplast Membranes: Structure, Function and
Regulation. Andrew Staehelin, Molecular, Cell &
Developmental Biology, University of Colorado
Room 3219, Biological Science Building. 12:30
Charles A. McDowell Lecture in
Surface Structures From Photoemission Extended
Fine Structures. Prof. David A. Shirley, Director,
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California
Room 250, Chemistry Building. 1 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar
Thailand's Future Olefin Plant  Duangporn
Thiengwatanatham, metallurgical engineering
student. Room 206, Chemical Engineering Building
1:30 p.m
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Changing Face of China. Dr. ID. Steeves,
Zoology, UBC. Room 317, Basic Medical Sciences
Building, Block C. 12 noon.
Law Lecture.
International Law in the Foreign Policy of a Small
State. The Hon. Geoffrey W Palmer, Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of Justice of New
Zealand  Dr Palmer is at UBC as the first IV
Clyne lecturer. Room 101/102, Curtis Law Building
12:30 p.m.
Germanic Studies Lecture.
Sweden and the Holocaust. Prof Steven Koblik,
History, Pomona College. Buchanan Penthouse.
12:30 pm
Geography Colloquium.
Darwin and the Seeing Eye. Prof. David R
Stoddart, Geography, Cambridge University. Room
201, Geography Building. 3:30 p.m.
Science, Technology and Society
Studies Roundtable.
Theories of Imperialism and the Role of
Technology. Prof. R.V. Kubicek, History, UBC.
Room D352, Buchanan Building. 4:15 p.m.
Frederic Wood Theatre.
Opening night ol Bernard Shaw's play Major
Barbara. Continues through Saturday, Ian. 25
(except Sunday). For ticket information, call
228-2678 or drop by Room 207 of the Theatre
Building. Frederic Wood Theatre. 8 p.m.
Women's Studies Discussion.
Panel Discussion on Women's Studies with
Meredith Kimball, Simon Fraser University;
lennifer Waelti-Walters, University of Victoria;
Helga Jacobson, UBC; and Lorraine Weir, UBC
(moderator). Room B219, Buchanan Building. 12:30
Burgess-Lane Memorial Lecture in
Forest Management in Alberta  F.W McDougall,
' Deputy Minister of Renewable Resources, Alberta.
Room 166, MacMillan Building  12:30 p.m.
Environmetrics Seminar.
Impacts of Log Transportation on Fish Populations
and Fish Habitats. David Levy, Westwater
Research Centre, UBC. Room 225, Math Building.
3:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Comparison of the Prothrombin and Factor XII
Genes. Debbie Cool and Dave Irwin, Biochemistry
Parentcraft Room, Main Floor, Grace Hospital, 4490
Oak Street  1 p.m.
B.C. Cancer Research Centre
Identification of Occupational Cancer Risk
Factors, lohn I  Spinelli, Statistician, Epidemiology,
Biometry and Occupational Oncology. Lecture
Theatre, B.C. Cancer Research Centre, 601 West
10th Avenue, Vancouver. 12 noon.
Plant Science Seminar.
Breeding for Enhanced Nitrogen Fixation via
Leghemoglobin in Phaseolus Vulgaris. Monika
Lulsdorf, Plant Science, UBC Room 342,
MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
I.C. Engines, by Klaus Dohring and Turbulence
Combustion in a Bomb by Luc Bauwens,
Mechanical Engineering, UBC. Room 1202, CEME
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group.
The Structure of DNA Binding Proteins. Wayne
Anderson. Biochemistry, LJniversity of Alberta.
IRC 4 4 p.m.
Immunology Seminar Program.
Complement Activation on the Platelet Surface.
Dr. Dana Levine, Senior Sciences. Immunology and
Hematology Laboratory, Duke LJniversity. Music
Room, Fac ulty Club. 8 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
H-t- and K+  lransloc ation by the Yeast/Fungi
Plasmamembrane AlPasc  Antonio Villalobo,
Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC. Room 3219.
Biological S( ience Building   12:10 p m.
Chemistry Seminar.
A Space Lxperiment: Phase Separation of Aqueous
Polymer Solutions. Prot. Donald E. Brooks,
Pathology, UBC   Room 250, Chemistry Building. 1
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Chemical Sc ience Researc h in the People's
Republic of China. Dr. K.C. Teo, Research
Associate, Chemical Engineering   Room 206,
Chemical Engineering Building. 1:30 p.m.
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Drugs and Mg+ + . Dr. lohn Dirks, Medicine,
UBC  Room 317. Basic M€?dical Sciences Building,
Block C. 12 noon.
Fine Arts Department.
Alan Belcher, multi-media Canadian artist and one
of the founders of "Nature Morte", a gallery in
East Village, New York, will speak about his work
and the gallery. Lecture is sponsored by the
Canada Council, in conjunction with Simon Fraser
University and the Emily Carr College of Art and
Design. Room 104, Lasserre Building. 12:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
Voluntary-Sector Social Services in British
Columbia Under Restraint  lohn Butcher, Geography,
UBC. Room 201, Geography Building. 3:30 p.m.
Second Term—Second Chance.
The Women Students' Office is sponsoring a day of
free one-and two-hour workshops on essay skills,
study skills, assertiveness training, math anxiety,
reducing stress, overcoming shyness and other
topics. There will also be a discussion on daughters
of immigrant families and a discussion on sexual
harassment. Videos will be shown throughout the
day  For more information, call 228-2415 or drop
by Room 203, Brock Hall. Room 203, Brock Hall.
9:30 a.m. to 2:!0 p.m.
Reproductive Endocrinology and
Infertility Seminar.
Anorexia Nervosa and Bulemia. Dr. Jill Nelson,
Medicine, UBC. Room 2|41. Grace Hospital. 1:30
Family Sciences Seminar.
Conflict in Dating Relationships. Prof. Rodney Cate,
Head, Department of Child and Family Studies,
Washington State University Room 60, Family and
Nutritional Sciences Building. 1:30 p.m.
Slide Show.
Galapagos Islands Images (in conjunction with an
exhibit of photographs at the Faculty Club. Joe
Nagel, UBC Geological Museum. For Faculty Club
members and their guests. Salon B and C, Faculty
Club. 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, Jan. 24
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Morphologic and Cytogenetic Findings in
Specimens of Early Spontaneous Abortion —7 Years'
Experience1. Dr. Dagmar Kalousek, Cytogenetics
Lab, Children's Hospital. Parentcraft Room, Main
Floor, Grace Hospital, 4490 Oak Street. 1 p.m.
Language Programs
Non-credit conversational programs in French,
Spanish, Japanese and Chinese begin the week of
Jan. 27. A Saturday morning class in Teaching
Languages to Adults is also available. For more
information, contact Language Programs and
Services. Centre for Continuing Education, at
Archeological Institute Tour
The Archeological Institute is sponsoring a tour to
Los Angeles Feb  28— March 2 to visit a special
exhibition of Greek vase painter's art entitled "The
Amasis Painter", one of Athens' greatest black
figure artists  The exhibit is circulated by the
Metropolitan Museum  Tour will include a visit to
the |. Paul Getty Museum of Ancient Art. Led by
Dr. Hector Williams. Classics, UBC. Price is $400,
mc ludes hotel for two nights, airfare return, taxes
and bus travel to museums. For details, call
228-4059 or 228-2889. Booking deadline is Jan. 20.
Volunteers Needed
Are you a working woman —fee-ling stressed and
pressured? A UBC Research Project is offering
Stress-Management programs involving exercise or
relaxation. There will be a one hour interview
followed by eight one and one-half hour training
sessions starting in lanuary. Volunteers should not
be currently involved in an exercise program. Cost
$15 For more- information, call 228-3902.
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budget from fees.
Five of 20 program director positions
were lost — two through normal
retirement and three through voluntary
early termination of appointment—and
the centre was forced to close down its
UBC Interior Program, which has been
operating out of the Okanagan centre
of Vernon for the past nine years.
As the result of a review of the
centre's activities carried out in I984,
discussions are now taking place with
the deans of Arts, Science and
Education with a view to implementing
closer links between the centre and
academic departments.
Professional development activities
that showed significant activity
increases in 1984-85 were Education,
which recorded 4,790 registrations, an
increase of almost 76 per cent over the
previous year; Nutrition and Dietetics,
up more than 14 per cent; Pharmacy, up
28.14 per cent; Social Work, up 20.77
per cent; and Dentistry, up nearly 15 per
Other highlights from the report
include the following.
* A total of 103,604 visitors went
through the Museum of Anthropology
in the year that ended Aug. 31, 1985.
* The Hortline garden information
service operated by the UBC Botanical
Carden handled 6,700 phone enquiries,
235 walk-in enquiries and 493 letters
seeking information.
* The Department of Music staged 191
free concerts for the University
community and the general public and
some 22,000 persons attended 13
theatrical productions in the Frederic
Wood Theatre and the Dorothy
Somerset Studio.
* The UBC Speakers Bureau operated
by the Alumni Association responded to
263 requests for speakers, who drew
audiences of more than 5,000.
Library circulation
staff donate funds
Two Christmas funds administered by
the Vancouver Province newspaper
were $178.25 richer in December-
thanks to the circulation division of
UBC's Main Library.
Some 25 to 30 members of the
division contributed $71.75 for the
Empty Stocking Fund early in the
month and $107 was raised for the
Children's Fund through an auction
held in conjunction with the division's
annual Christmas party on Dec. 19.
Members of the division each
contributed one or more items for
auction at the Christmas gathering.


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