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 Volume 32 Number 2
January 23,1986
Members appointed to
UBC Athletic Council
The Board of Governors has approved
the appointment of seven members of
UBC's new Athletic Council. The
council, which will be chaired by Dr.
Neil Risebrough, associate vice-
president, student services, will hold its
first meeting after seven members
appointed by the Alma Mater Society
are announced.
Sitting on the council as University
representatives will be Dr. Charles E.
Slonecker, Anatomy; Dr. Thelma Cook,
Education; Dr. C.V. Finnegan, Zoology;
Mrs. May Brown, Alderman, City of
Vancouver; and Dr. Robert Morford,
Physical Education and Recreation.
Board-appointed alumni representatives
are Mrs. Diana Lam, BA'56 and Mr.
Richard P. Gibbons, LLB'67. Dr. Robert
Hindmarch, director of Athletics and
Sports Services, will be an ex-officio,
non-voting member of council. The
Fee proposal goes
to February Board
UBC's Board of Governors will
consider a proposal to increase
undergraduate tuition fees by an
average of 4 per cent when it next meets
on Feb. 6.
The fee increase proposal was
introduced at the Board's December
meeting. If approved, the new tuition-
fee schedule would be effective on
April 1, when UBC's 1986-87 fiscal year
The present per-unit tuition fee of $85
would increase to $88 per unit and
apply to most programs in Arts,
Commerce, Education and Science.
This would result in normal-load fees
(15 units) of $1,320 in Arts, first-year
Commerce, Education and Science.
Normal-load fee for students in the
upper years of Commerce would be
$1,584 and students registered for
degree programs in the School of
Physical Education and Recreation
would pay $1,452.
UBC's highest undergraduate fees in
1986-87 would be the $2,288 paid by
students enrolled in programs in
Dentistry and Medicine.
Here are some other proposed fees
for undergraduate degree programs
(current year fees in brackets):
Agricultural Sciences—first year $1,602
($1,540), other years $1,716 ($1,650);
Engineering—$1,716 ($1,650); Music —
$1,773 ($1,705); Pharmacy-$1,773
International students (i.e. those
enrolled on student visas) who are
registered in undergraduate programs
will pay 2.5 times the corresponding
fee for Canadian citizens and permanent
Fees for programs in the Faculty of
Graduate Studies are under review and
it's expected that a recommendation will
go forward to the Board at its February
Alma Mater Society will appoint five
students and two alumni to com|)lete
the 15-member council.
The Athletic Council was established
to integrate the operation of all
University athletic programs. In
addition to drawing up an annual
athletics budget for Board approval,
the council will administer the budget
and make recommendations for the
use and development of present and
future athletics facilities. UBC's
athletics budget for 1985-86 totals
almost $2.5 million.
The recommendation for the establishment of the council, which went before
the Board in October, 1985, proposed
that the Department of Athletics and
Sports Services be operated as an
ancillary service with a subsidy of
$525,000 from University operating
funds in the current fiscal year.
recipients named
UBC wit*! award six honorary degrees
this year at its graduation ceremonies
on May 28,29 and 30;
Receiving hbliorSry'dfegrees' will be"
Maestro Kazuyoshi Akiyama, former
music director and resident conductor
of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra;
Joseph H. Cohen, a Vancouver
businessman and philanthropist; the
Hon. R.G. Brian Dickson, Chief lustice
of Canada; lack Hatpern, a former UBC
faculty member who has gained
international recognition for his work in
the field of chemistry; Audrey
Hawthorn, one of Canada's leading
anthropologists, who played an
instrumental role in the development of
UBC's Museum of Anthropology: and
the Bishop ot Prince George, J.
Fergus O'Grady, who is being honored
for his service to citizens of B.C.'s
Interior and northern communities.
Tentative C.U.P.E.
settlement reached
A tentative settlement between the
University and C.U.P.E. Local 116 was
reached on Dec. 23, 1985. The
ratification process is under way and is
expected to conclude in early February.
Highlights of the settlement are a
two-year contract from April 1, 1984 to
March 31, 1986; a $200 signing bonus
for full-time active employees as of the
date of settlement; a general wage
increase of 1 per cent as of Jan. 1,
1986; a change in shift premium for all
new employees after Jan. 1, 1986, from
per cent of wages to cents-per-hour (50
and 70 cents respectively for evening
and night shifts); and a revision in the
manner in which hours of work are
Donald Calne
Parkinson's disease explored
Drs. Donald Calne and Wayne Martin
of UBC's Division of Neurology were
recently awarded a $150,000 grant from
the Medical Research Council of
Canada to study parkinsonism in MPTP
MPTP, a toxic agent that is being sold
on the streets as a "new" heroin,
produces severe parkinsonism in
individuals who have injected themselves
with the drug. Parkinsonism is a group of
symptoms comprising tremor, stiffness
and profound slowing of movement. In
the most common situation, parkinsonism occurs spontaneously without
any identifiable cause and then is
called Parkinson's disease.
A recent investigation of MPTP
subjects led by Drs. Calne, Martin and
William Langston of the Institute for
Medical Research in San Jose has
attracted widespread interest. It has
been discussed in Newsweek, Nova,
Science 85, Nature and Equinox.
Using a Positron Emission Tomograph
(PET) scanner, the researchers probed
the brains of four people at risk for
Parkinson's disease. The subjects, aged
26 to 48, had injected the "new" heroin
contaminated by MPTP. The PET
scanner showed damage to the same
cells that are destroyed in Parkinson's
victims. Their research suggests that the
tool may detect the disease before it
"The scans indicated that the cause
of Parkinson's may precede the onset of
symptoms for many years," said Dr.
Dr. Calne will also use the MRC grant
to examine three more at-risk groups for
parkinsonism — boxers, Guamians
(parkinsonism is common on this North
Pacific island), and manganese miners
"I am now looking for research funds to
transport these special at-risk subjects
to Vancouver," said the neurologist
Previous research studies by Dr.
Calne and other researchers have shown
through a study of Parkinson's disease
in twins that the major contribution to
the cause of Parkinson's is non-genetic.
Therefore the cause must be an
environmental factor, possibly toxic.
This factor could produce unnatural
damage—similar to that found in
MPTP subjects —and over the natural
course of aging, the slow, sustained
neuronal loss could lead to the ultimate
appearance of symptoms.
In addition to the MRC grant, the
Movement Disorder Study group
directed by Drs. Calne and Martin is
approaching the end of their fifth year
of a $1 million grant from the Dystonia
Medical Research Foundation and they
will be reapplying for the grant. Dystonia
is a crippling disease that often starts
in childhood and affects the same area
of the brain as Parkinson's disease. The
group led by Drs. Calne and Martin is
one of only two in the world to receive
the DMRF grant. UBC Reports, January 23,1986
Prof. Cyril Finnegan, former dean
of the Faculty of Science, has
re-entered the administrative life of
UBC. He is currently serving as
acting associate vice-president
academic while Prof. RD.  "Don"
Russell is on leave of absence in
Four UBC students who have
combined high academic standing with
qualities of leadership and service have
been named the winners of annual
awards with an total value of $11,000.
The winners of UBC's top scholarship
awards for 1985-86 are:
Alison Hoens, now in her final year
of undergraduate studies in Rehabilitation
Medicine, winner of the $4,500
Sherwood Lett Memorial Scholarship;
Gregory S. Yen, a student in the
Faculty of Commerce, where he plans
to specialize in accounting, winner of
the $3,000 Amy E. Sauder Scholarship;
Jane Little, now in her final year of
undergraduate studies in the School of
Family and Nutritional Sciences,
winner of the $2,000 Harry Logan
Memorial Scholarship; and
Don Holubitsky, currently a student
in Law and one of two students who
serve on UBC's Board of Governors,
winner of the $1,500 Jean Craig Smith
Alison Hoens, a graduate of McGee
secondary school in Vancouver, has
combined an outstanding academic
record with a wide range of activities
as a photographer and as a participant in
athletics on and off the campus.
She is a former head photographer for
The Ubyssey and was publications
photographer for the UBC Athletic
Department. As an athlete, she
competed for nine years in the B.C.
Women's Soccer Association and is
currently a member of UBC's Varsity
Women's Field Hockey Team.
Gregory Yen is a graduate of St.
George's School in Vancouver, where
he led his class four years in a row. He is
an accomplished pianist who narrowly
missed obtaining the highest mark in
Canada the year he wrote the ARTC
piano exam. He also plays the clarinet
and alto and baritone saxophones and
is a member of a Vancouver singing
group called the Norman Madrigal
He has been active in student
activities in the Faculty of Commerce
and has served on the executive of the
Commerce Undergraduate Society. Last
summer, in addition to operating a
painting business.under the Student
Venture Loan program, he was a
member of a group of students who
carried out a calendar project entitled
"The Guys of UBC," which featured
male students in various campus
Jane Little, a graduate of Crofton
House School in Vancouver, began her
student career at UBC in the Faculty of
Science, but switched her degree
program to the School of Family and
Nutritional Sciences in the Faculty of
Arts in 1983.
At UBC, she has been the recipient of
a number of scholarship awards,
including a Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council
undergraduate summer research award
in 1985. She is an active member of a
number of student and off-campus clubs
and service organizations, is currently
training with UBC's women's diving team
and continues a long-standing interest
in music as a flute and piccolo player.
Don Holubitsky, a graduate of
Carson Graham secondary school in
North Vancouver, is currently enrolled
in Law after having obtained his
Bachelor of Science degree with
combined honors in biology and
chemistry, his Master of Science degree
in anatomy and the degree of Doctor of
Medicine. He has only to write a thesis
to complete the requirements for the
He has been actively involved in
student affairs over the years as an
executive member of the Graduate
Student Association, the Students
Council and a large number of other
campus organizations associated with
student government. As a member of
UBC's Board of Governors he
participated in the work of the advisory
committee to the Board which
recommended the appointment of Dr.
David Strangway as UBC's tenth
Donald Mosedale, director of the
English Language Institute in .UBC's
Centre for Continuing Education, has
been named to a B.C. Government
Trade Mission to Japan and Korea from
Ian. 25 to Feb. 8.
Mr. Mosedale has been named to the
mission as the representative of B.C.'s
three public universities. The purpose of
the mission is to facilitate B.C.
post-secondary institutions obtaining
English-language training agreements
with their counterparts in Japan and
Korea and to promote the sale of
B.C.-developed courseware in English-
language training.
Also participating in the mission will
be the principals of five B.C.
community colleges and a representative
of the B.C. Open Learning Institute.
The institute Mr. Mosedale directs
provides year-round English-language
instruction for students from more than
a dozen countries and also stages a
number of special programs for English
The institute is also headquarters for
the Pacific Region Orientation Centre,
one of five centres funded by the federal
Canadian International Development
Agency (CIDA) to provide English-
language and orientation programs for
individuals coming to Canada to work or
study on CIDA-sponsored projects.
Dr. Keith Dobson of the Department
of Psychology has been elected
president of the B.C. Psychological
Association for 1986. In this capacity,
Dr. Dobson will also serve as provincial
representative to the Council of
Provincial Associations of Psychology.
Dr. David Hulchanski of UBC's
School of Community and Regional
Planning has been awarded a fellowship
by the Japan Society for the Promotion
of Science, a semi-governmental
organization that invites a small number
of foreign scholars to Japan annually as
a means of promoting international
cooperation in research.
He will be based at Kyoto University
this summer to study Japanese housing
policy and programs and brief Japanese
researchers and officials on Canadian
community planning and housing
Several graduates of UBC's Department
of Creative Writing have recently been
honored with literary prizes and awards.
Dennis Foon, artistic director of
Vancouver's Green Thumb Theatre, has
won a British Theatre Association
Award as best playwright for young
people's theatre. Graduates Robert
Brinkhurst and Andrew Wreggit won
CBC literary prizes for their poetry
submissions, and two novels by Louise
Lemieux were among seven honorable
mentions lor the Norma Epstein Award,
the University of Toronto's top creative
writing award. Ann Ireland was the
winner of the prestigious Seal First
Novel Award.
A UBC graduate student in Education
and faculty members in Commerce and
Business Administration and Physical
Education and Recreation are all
scheduled to speak at the World
Congress on Education and Technology
scheduled for May 22 to 25 in
More than 260 of the world's
innovators in the field of educational
technology are scheduled to address
the congress, which will draw an
estimated 10,000 educators, researchers,
manufacturers and government representatives from around the world.
The congress is being organized by
the B.C. School Trustees Association.
The two sites of the congress are the
UBC campus and B.C. Place Stadium.
UBC speakers and their topics are:
Education graduate student Colin J.
Laine on "Education Assessment and
Career Planning Using Guildford's
Structure of Intellect Model"; Dr.
Albert Dexter, Commerce, on "Acquiring
Skills to Manage Technology"; Dr.
Robert Goldstein, Commerce, on "Using
Database Technology Effectively"; and
Dr. Ian Franks, Physical Education, on "A
Systematic Analytical Model of Sport
UBC's Library received a Certificate of
Recognition in the "Models for
Excellence" program held in conjunction
with the annual conference of the
Pacific Northwest Library Association in
Eugene, Oregon.
UBC's entry, prepared by Librarians
Isabel Pitfield and Margaret Friesen,
was The B.C. Post-Secondary Interlihrary
Network Manual. The loan network is a
resource-sharing system for 24 publicly
funded post-secondary libraries in B.C.
The manual can be used as a model for
any interlihrary loan network.
A team of 15 UBC molecular
geneticists have solved a major scientific
problem that will allow conversion of
renewable wastes into high value
Their starting material is cellulose, a
principle component of wood slash,
sawdust and straw—waste products of
the forest and grain industries.
The end result would be such
products as liquid fuels, fertilizers,
plastics and synthetic rubber.
Their five years of work was the
subject of a paper in the Nov. 22, 1985
issue of Science, the official publication
of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science and one of
the most prestigious science publications
in the world.
The team, led by Professors Tony
Warren, Doug Kilburn and Bob Miller,
worked in collaboration with Allexlix
Inc. of Toronto. They were supported
by research grants from the National
Research Council and the Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research
Council of Canada.
Dr. Warren is a bacterial physiologist
in UBC's microbiology department. Dr.
Kilburn, acting head of the department,
is an expert in fermentation engineering.
Dr. Miller is dean of the Faculty of
The team has created a new strain of
yeast using cloning and other
techniques of molecular genetics.
There are many enzymes in nature
that convert cellulose to glucose, a
sugar. But they work too slowly to be
commercially usable. The scientific
significance of the team's work is that
they successfully selected the right gene
out of thousands possible and fused
the gene with yeast genes.
The new yeast strain carries out a
two-step conversion. It not only
transforms the cellulose to glucose, but
also can ferment the glucose into
alcohol. What was previously two
distinct reactions is now accomplished
by a single, new strain of yeast.
Alcohol can be blended with gasoline
at a rate of one part alcohol to nine
parts gasoline for use in conventional
cars. Environment Canada estimates
that Canada could consume about 1,400
million gallons of alcohol for automobile
fuel alone. Canada produces enough
renewable waste products to manufacture
10 billion gallons of fuel a year.
Other fermentation products from
cellulose can easily be used in plastics.
Once again, ever-decreasing petroleum
reserves are the current source of
The team has a achieved a goal
sought by biotechnologists for some
time. They cloned their first enzyme
four years ago, in competition with at
least three other laboratories in North
America. Major competitors in France
and England are close behind the UBC
team in the effort to develop a
commercially-viable industry using the
Grant for SSHRC history awarded
A member of UBC's Faculty of
Education has been awarded a two-year,
$50,000 grant to write a history of the
Canadian Social Science Research
Council during the period I940-I965.
Dr. Donald Fisher of the education
faculty's Department of Social and
Educational Studies will sift through
documents in the Public Archives of
Canada and the files of organizations
such as the Canada Council, the
National Research Council and a host of
social science organizations in order to
compile material for the history.
He also plans to use the papers of
UBC's former president, Dr. Norman
MacKenzie, in writing the history
because of Dr. MacKenzie's key role in
the development of the social sciences
in Canada during that period.
Dr. Fisher says he feels many
long-time members of the UBC faculty
might be able to provide valuable leads
or information about the early days of
social science research in Canada. If
you think you can help, call 228-5295. UBC Reports, January 23,1986
Poison Control Centre offers vital service
Parents enter the kitchen to find
their young child on the floor in a
semi-consciousness state. The sink .
cupboard door is open and a few bottles
of household cleansers lie overturned
on the floor. The child has accidentally
swallowed one or more of them —
immediate care is critical.
Distrought and sometimes panicky
parents can receive instant advice by
dialing 682-5050, the Poison Control
Centre number listed on the inside cover
of the Vancouver telephone directory.
The service is available 24 hours a
day, seven days a week. At the
moment, the service is extended to all
health professionals in the province
and to the general public in the Lower
The B.C. Drug and Poison Control
Centre, sponsored jointly by UBC's
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and
the B.C. Ministry of Health, has just
celebrated its tenth anniversary. It is the
first centre of its kind in Canada and
has become a national resource
servicing some of the specialized
needs of hospitals in most of the other
Dr. John. N. Hlynka, a UBC pharmacy
professor and director of the centre,
said a series of recommendations is
Forum on Arts
careers planned
After the B.A. .... a three-part forum
exploring career options for students
enrolled in the Faculty of Arts, is being
offered on Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and Feb. 13.
The series, sponsored by the Faculty
of Arts, the Alumni Association and
the Arts Undergraduate Society, will give
Arts students an opportunity to meet
with graduates of humanities and social
sciences programs who have achieved
success in various careers.
Panelists for the Jan. 30 program are
Mr. Donald Hudson, president of the
Vancouver Stock Exchange; Ms. Diana
Millen of the management consulting
firm D.Millen and Associates; Mr.
Murray Budd, vice-president of Merrill
Lynch Canada Inc.; and Mr. Ray
Williston, chairman and president, B.C.
Cellulose. Keynote speaker for the
evening is UBC President David
Panelists for Feb. 6 are the Hon.
Nathan T Nemetz, Chief lustice of the
Province of British Columbia; Mr.
Michael Horsey, B.C. Deputy Minister
of Tourism; the Hon. J.V. Clyne, former
chairman of MacMillan Bloedel,
Supreme Court judge for 20 years and
former UBC chancellor; and Ms. Gayle
Stewart-Gray, manager of public affairs
for First City Financial Corp. Ltd.
On Feb. 13, the keynote speaker will
be the Hon. ).V. Clyne, with panelists
Ms. Nicole Parton, Vancouver Sun
columnist; Ms. Valerie Casselton,
reporter for the Vancouver Sun; Mr.
Andy Soles, Deputy Minister of
Universities, Science and Communications; and Mr. Dennis Foon, artistic
director of Green Thumb Theatre.
Programs will be held at Cecil Green
Park from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with a
no-host bar at 5 p.m. To register, call the
Alumni Association at 228-3313 or drop
by Room C154 of the Buchanan
Update: Jan. 23,1986: Rick Hansen has
travelled 11,785 miles on his round-the-
world wheelchair tour to raise funds for
spinal cord research and rehabilitation,
and is currently in Adelaide, Australia.
Contributions in Canada so far total
$616,275. If you'd like to make a
donation, please call 687-5200.
presently being studied by the B.C.
Ministry of Health to expand services
offered by the centre. "Cost effectiveness
and better service are primary
considerations for many of our
expansion plans," he said. "We expect to
introduce most of the extended
services on a trial basis over the next
two years. Those that pass the
cost-benefit test will become a
permanent feature of the centre's
One of the recommendations of the
centre is to eventually expand their
poison information service to the
general public throughout the province.
"British Columbians outside of the
Lower Mainland who need immediate
advice on poisons now contact their
local hospital emergency departments,"
said Dr. Hlynka. "Emergency departments
are extremely busy and sometimes,
depending on the staffing at the time
the call is received, they may not have
the expertise to deal with the situation.
"It makes sense to have a toll-free
poison information line available to
everyone in the province."
As part of the series of recommendations for development of the centre
between now and 1988, a province-
wide toll-free line will first be offered to
health professionals wanting poison
"At present health professionals in
the province must pick up the long
distances charges for calls to the
centre," Dr. Hlynka said. "This is
probably an inhibition to greater use of
our service. Some B.C. hospitals may
have regulations preventing long
distance calls, for example.
"We want to allow toll-free access to
poison information to B.C. health
professionals first and see what
happens before deciding to extend the
same service to the general public in
the province."
The toll-free line would be to St.
Paul's Hospital where the centre has
been located since it opened in 1975.
It is staffed by experts from UBC's
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
who have been specifically trained in
the analysis and dissemination of drug
and poison information. Supporting the
centre are staff members of the
hospital's emergency, pharmacy and
medicine departments.
Drug information is available to
health professionals throughout B.C.
Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
"When you consider that more than
100,000 information articles on drugs
and poisons are published each year,
it's obvious that health professionals just
can't keep up with the literature," said
Dr. Hlynka.
"Our drug information line is
designed to meet their needs.
"In our first year of operation, we
received about 100 drug and poison
information requests a month. We're
now handling more than 1,500 a month.
Requests have doubled in the past
three years."
The centre also publishes drug and
poison reference and management
manuals that are computerized and
up-dated. They provide information on
the side-effects of Canadian drugs,
guidelines for drug administration and
patient counselling and recommended
treatment for toxic exposure to poisons.
The centre's Poison Management
Manual, distributed by the Canadian
Pharmaceutical Association, is not
only in use in all B.C. hospitals but has
become the primary reference used in
poison control centres across Canada.
The centre itself has become a
model for similar operations in other
provinces where centralized facilities
don't exist.
Another area of the centre's
activities is education. Undergraduate
pharmacy students as well as hospital
and community pharmacy residents who
have already completed their undergraduate training are taught at the centre.
"We would like to hold an annual
provincial continuing education conference at UBC on the principles of poison
management," said Dr. Hlynka. "We
also recommend that education programs
be offered to emergency department
staff in different regions of the province
each year as part of an out-reach
"Another element of continuing
education recommended is a speakers'
bureau that would be the vehicle for a
comprehensive provincial poison
prevention program. The experts would
be community pharmacists and public
health nurses who would speak to
groups throughout B.C."
UBC psychologist begins study on shyness
Dr. Lynn Alden of UBC's Department
of Psychology has begun a search for I00
people whose lives have been impaired
by overpowering shyness.
Each member of the shyness-
impaired group will be assigned to one
of three counselling and therapy
programs aimed at helping them to
remove the psychological blocks that
prevent them from relating to other
The research project, which is being
funded by Health and Welfare Canada,
is aimed at finding out why some people
avoid social interaction and helping
them to modify their behavior.
The three therapy programs to be
used in the study have each been
effective in past experiments. Dr. Alden
said. "The question we're interested in is
which type of treatment works best."
It's possible that a new treatment
program could emerge from the UBC
experiments, combining elements from
each of the three programs-to be
tested, Dr. Alden added. "Or we may
discover a basic gap that needs to be
filled in one of the experimental
programs. We're hoping for honest
feedback from participants on whether
or not the therapy programs helped."
Individuals chosen for the program
will be asked to commit ten weeks to
it. Each of the therapy groups will meet
once a week for two hours of intensive
discussion aimed at equipping participants
with strategies for making friends.
People whose lives have been
impaired by shyness are typically in
their late 20s or early 30s and are
under-utilized in their work situation
because they are seen by their superiors
as timid people who wouldn't be able
to handle increased responsibility, Dr.
Alden said
"We have just completed a related
study which seems to indicate that shy
people are divided into two fairly clear
cut groups, those who are born timid
and those who develop shyness as the
result of negative social experiences,"
Dr. Alden said.
Recent research suggests that
timidity may be, in part, constitutional.
Some people are born timid enough to
cause problems in later life.
The other cause seems to be
Lynn Alden
environmental and may be the result of
physical or emotional abuse. This
group may require therapy in addition to
what they will get in the shyness
"For those who have been abused,
some basic issues of trust will be
involved. Shy people who have been
brutalized may be constantly asking the
question Can I trust anyone in a
friendship situation?' "
One of the thrusts of the project will
be to determine if those shy from birth
and those who acquired shyness at
some point in their lives will require ,
different kinds of therapy to help them.
Dr. Alden cautions against expectations
that participants will be "cured" when
the therapy sessions end. "The therapists
will aim at equipping people to do
something between sessions and after
the program ends that will enable them
to relate better to other people."
"Those who are chosen for the
program will be individuals who have
suffered from overpowering shyness for
up to 30 years. It would be quite
unrealistic to think that a problem of
that duration can be overcome in ten
weeks. Those who complete the
program will be in a position to make a
start on changing their lives over a
period of two or three years."
In the final analysis, Dr. Alden said,
the project aims at helping people take
part in what she thinks is a deeply felt
human need.
"Modern attitudes not withstanding,"
she said, "having a mate, someone with
whom you're intimate, is one of the
most important human needs. In my
view, that's the way human beings are
made." UBC Reports, January 23,1986
Calendar Deadlines
Events for the period Feb. 9 to 22 should be
submitted on proper Calendar forms no later than 4
p.m. on |an. 30 to the Community Relations
Office, Room 207, Old Administration Building,
6328 Memorial Road. For more information, call
The Vancouver Institute.
Saturday, Jan. 25
The News from Halley's
Comet. Prof. John
Caldwell, Earth and Space
Science Institute, SUNY,
Stony Brook, NY
Saturday, Feb. 1
Orangutans: People of
the Forest. Dr. Birute M.F
Galdikas, Archeology,
Simon Fraser University.
Lecture Hall 2. Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. 8:1S p.m. Free admission.
Cancer Research Seminar.
Human Papillomavirus and Ano-Genital Cancer. Dr
lanet Daling, Epidemiology, University of
Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Researc h
Centre. Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer Research
Centre, 601 W. 10th Ave. 12 noon
Botany Seminar.
The California Vegetable Industry: A Dimension
of Economic Botany (d Contemporary Trends in
Research  Donald Nevins, Vegetable Crops,
University of California, Davis  Room 3219,
Biological Science Building. 12.30 p.m.
Remote Sensing Seminar.
The FLI Imaging Spectrometer, A Future Space
Sensor. Dr. C. Borstad and Dr. I  Cower, Institute
of Ocean Sciences, Pat Bay. Rcx>m 266, MacMillan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics & Management
Science Seminar.
Some Graph-Factorisations. Prot Brian Alspach.
Mathematics, Simon Fraser University. Room 421
Henry Angus Building. (: to p.m.
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Biomembranes Discussion Group.
Active Calcium Transport Across the Red Blood Cell
Membrane: Regulatory Calmodulin. Basil Roufogalis,
Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC. IRC 4. 4 p.m.
Zoology Physiology Group Seminar.
Developmental Changes in the Electrical
Properties of Oocytes and tarly Fmbryos. Dr. W.
Moody, Zoology, University of Washington.
Room 2449, Biologic al Sc ienc es Building. 4: JO p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Cell Wall Polysaccharides: Dynamic s Associated
with Cell Wall Flongation. Donald Nevins,
Vegetable Oops, University of California, Davis.
Room 1219, Biologic al Science Building. 12: JO
Oceanography Seminar.
The Homing Migration of Sockeye Salmon to the
Fraser River. Dr Cornelius Croot. Pacific- Biological
Station, Nanaimo, B.C. Room 14dr>, West Wing
Biological Sciences Building   J: JO p.m.
CUSO Development Education
Primary Health Care —Case Studies From the Third
World   A weekly series exploring international
development issues and possibilities lor personal
involvement   Free admission   International
House, UBC  7: 10-9: 10 p.m
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Diabetes-Induced Cardiac Changes in the Rat.
Dr.|.H. McNeill, Dean, Faculty ot Pharmaceutical
Sciences, UBC. Room 117, Basic Medical Science
Building, Block C. 12 noon.
Wednesday Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Stojowski and Jacob, Gordon Cherry,
trombone and loyce Cherry, piano. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 12:10 p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
The Hydrology and Sedimentology of an
lee-Dammed, Self-Dumping Lake, loseph Desloges,
Geography, UBC Room 201, Geography Building.
3.30 p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds.
Synovial Pathology. Dr. H. Ralph Shumacher,
Director, Immunology Centre, University of
Pennsylvania. Lecture Theatre Room G279, Acute
Care Unit, HSCH. 12 noon
Faculty Recital.
Music of Villa-Lobos. Metroscope Cello Project.
Eric Wilson, director. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Environmetrics Seminar.
Regression Analysis Under Misspecification of the
Link Function. Dr. Naihua Duan, Rand
Corporation, Santa Monica, California. Room 225,
Math Building. .1:10 p.m.
Musical Theatre.
MUSSOC, UBC's musical theatre society presents
Fiddler on the Roof )an. 30 to Feb. 8 {except
Sunday). Tickets are $7.50, $5 for students and
seniors. For ticket information and reservations,
call 228-5656. Old Auditorium. 8 p.m.
After the B.A. ...
A forum to explore career options for students in
the Faculty of Arts. Tonight's speakers are Dr. David
Strangway (keynote speaker); Donald Hudson,
president, Vancouver Stock Exchange; Diana
Millen, D. Millen and Associates; Murray Budd,
vice-president, Merrill Lynch Canada inc.; and Ray
Williston, chairman and president, B.C. Cellulose.
To register, call 228-3313 or drop by Room C154,
Buchanan Building. 5:30—7 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar.
How Inward Current K+ and Ischemia-Induced
Arrythmias. Dr. Micheal Walker, Pharmacology.
UHC. IRC 3. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Lidgap Mice —Update of a Genetic Model for the
Causes and Prevention of Multifactorial Threshold
Birth Defects. Dr. Diana Juriloff, Medical Cenetics,
UBC. Parentcraft Room, Main Floor, Crace
Hospital. 1 p.m.
Geophysics and Astronomy Seminar.
Interpretation of Magnetic Anomalies of the Earth
Derived from Satellite Data. Dr. lafar Arkani-
Hamed, Geology, University of Toronto. Room 260,
Geophysics and Astronomy Building. 4 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Biogeography of Coastal Alpine Bryophytes. lohn
Spence, Botany, UBC. Room 32I9, Biological
Science Building, 12:30 p.m.
Remote Sensing Seminar.
Integration of Computer-Assisted Mapping and
Statistical Information for Resource Management
Applk ations  F. Hegyi, B.C. Ministry of Forests.
Room 16b, MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Stability of Small Boats in Following Beam Seas.
A.AIIievi and C.Rohting. Room I202. CEME
Building.  i:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
An Algorithm tor a Weighted Mate lung Problem
in Graphs. Prut. Richard Anstee. Mathematic s,
UBC   Room 229. Mathematics Building.  S:4S p.m.
Biomembranes Discussion Group.
I hermodynamic and Kinetic Factors in lon
Iransport Ac ross Membranes. Charles Tanford,
Physiology, Duke University. IRC 4. 4 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Mycorrhi/as. Caroline Bledsoe, College of Forest
Resources, University of Washington   Room 3219,
Biological Science Building. 12:10 p.m.
Cecil H. and Ida Green Lecture.
Intelligence in People and Computers. I'roi
Herbert Simon, Computer Science & Psychology,
Carnegie-Mellon LJniversity. Room 104, Angus
Building  12  10 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
A Mixed Upper Layer Lcosystem Simulation
(MULLS) Model tor Assessing Plankton Abundance
and Juvenile Fish Survival. Prof. T.R. Parsons,
Oceanography, UBC. Room 1465, Biological
Science Building. 3:30 p.m.
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Central and Peripheral Actions of Vasoactive
Substances. Ms. Kathryn King, Pharmacology &
Therapeutics, Faculty of Medic ine, UBC. Room
317, Basic Medical Sciences Building, Block C 12
Wednesday Noon-Hour Concert.
Roger Cole, oboe and Linda Lee Thomas, piano
Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Lecture.
loanne Tod. an artist from Toronto who has had her
work exhibited at the 49th Parallel Gallery in New
York and who will be shown at the Art Gallery of
Greater Victoria in February, will talk about her
painting. Lecture is sponsored by the Canada
Counc il, in c (injunction with Simon Fraser
University and the Emily Carr College of Art &
Design. Room 104, Lasserre Building, 12: iO p.m.
Dentistry Seminar
Treatment of Periodontal Diseases by Local Drug
Delivery. Dr. Max |. Goodson, MRC' Visiting
Professor. Forsyth Dental Center, Boston. MA.
Room 38H. IB. Macdonald (Dentistry) Building.
12:10 p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
Expert Systems and Modelling in Cartography.
Prof. T.K. Poiker, Geography, SFU. Room 201,
Geography Building. 1:30 p.m.
Comparative Literature Colloquium.
Operatic  Score as Text   Dr. Carolyn Finlay, English,
UBC. Room A205, Buchanan Building. 3: SO p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds.
Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome —Recent
Developments in Pathophysiology and Management
Dr. lames Russell, director, Intensive Care Unit,
St. Paul's Hospital and Dr. lames Hogg, director,
UBC Pulmonary Research Laboratory, St. Paul's
Hospital. Lecture Theatre Room C279. Acute Care
Unit, HSCH. 12 noon.
UBC Wind Symphony.
Music of Bernstein, Grainger and Puccini. Martin
ISerinbaum, director. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Cecil H. and Ida Green Lecture.
Expert Systems and the Social Implications of
Artificial Intelligence. Prof. Herbert Simon,
Computer Science & Psychology, Carnegie-Mellon
University. Room 104, Angus Building. 12:30 p.m.
Environmetrics Seminar.
Standard Errors for Paleolimnologically Inferred
Lake pH Histories. Dr. Gary Oehlert, Applied
Statistics, University of Minnesota. Room 225,
Math Building. 3:30 p.m.
After the B.A. ...
A forum to explore career options for students in
the Faculty of Arts  Tonight's speakers are the Hon
Nathan T. Nemetz, Chief Justice of the Province
of British Columbia: Michael Horsey, Deputy
Minister of Tourism for B.C.: the Hon. J.V. Clyne,
former chairman of MacMillan Bloedel, Supreme
Court judge for 20 years and former UBC
chancellor: and Gayle Stewart-Gray, manager of
Public Affairs, First City Financial Corp  Ltd. To
register, call 228-3313 or drop by Room C154,
Buchanan Building. 5:30 — 7 p.m.
Dentistry Lecture.
New Concepts on Natural History of Periodontal
Disease   Dr  Max I. Goodson. MRC Visiting
Protessor, Forsyth Dental Center, Boston, MA   IRC
4. 9: ilMOtOa.ni
UBC Contemporary Players.
Stephen Chatman and Eugene Wilson, directors.
Recital Hall. Music  Building. 12:30p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar.
Studies with Monoc lenal Antibodies to
Somatostatin. Dr. lohn Brown, Physiology, UBC.
IRC: 3. 12: «)p.m.
Cecil H. and Ida Green Lecture.
Some Research Frontiers of Cognitive, Motivation,
Emotion, Imagery. Prof. Herbert Simon, Computer
Science & Psychology, Carnegie-Mellon University.
Room 104, Angus Building. 12:30 p.m.
Regional Mass Spectometry Discussion
ICP- Mass Spec tometrv. Dr. Dean Toye, ACME
Analytical Laboratories  For information, phone
228-52(5  ACME Analytical Laboratories, 82S E.
Hastings St   2 p m
UBC Wind Symphony.
Repeat ot I'hursday. Feb. h program. Recital Hall,
Music  Building  8 p.m.
Retirement Recital.
Retirement Rec ital in honor of Dale Reubart with
pianists Gaye Alcock, Patricia Hay, Nicholas Maloff
and lames Manson. Tickets are $8, $5 for students
and seniors  Proceeds towards Department of
Music Scholarship Fund. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 8 p.m.
Faculty Club Exhibition
Recent waterc cilor paintings hy Victor Doray, Ian.
27 to Feb. 22.
Badminton Club
Faculty and Staff Badminton Club meets Tuesdays
8:30-10: i() p.m. and Fridays 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
(except |an. 24 and Feb  7) in Gym B of the Robert
Osborne Sports Centre. New members welcome.
Fees $10 per term   For more information, call
Issues in Iconicity
An interdisciplinary conference entitled Issues in
Iconic ity will be1 held Feb. 28 to March 1.
Sponsored by the Vancouver Semiotic Circle and
UBC's program in Comparative Literature. For
details, call Lorraine Weir at 228-2365 or Shelagh
I indsev at 228-4492.
Faculty/Staff Exercise Class
I ac ultv and staff exerc ise classes will be offered on
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:30
to 1 05 p.m. from Ian  6 to April 4 in Gym E of the
Osborne Centre. Instructor is Stanley Brown of
the School of Physical Education and .Recreation.
For more information, call 228-3996.
Computer Science Courses
The winter/spring program of Computer Science
courses begins the week of Ian. 27 with topics
ranging from beginners to advanced. Register now
for Programming in BASIC: Level 1; Computers
Introduced: Assembly I anguage: The INTEL 8088;
and Implementing Word Processing to Improve
Productivity Contact Vicki Ayerbe, Computer
Science Programs, Centre for Continuing
Education at 222-5276
Language Programs
Non-credit conversational programs in French,
Spanish, lapanese and Chinese begin the week of
Ian. 27. A Saturday morning class in Teaching
Languages to Adults is also available. For more
information, contact I anguage Programs and
Services, Centre for Continuing Education, at
Reading, Writing and Study Skills
Non-c redit courses to improve your reading speed
and comprehension, essay writing, report writing,
writing business letters and memos, writing
research papers, voc abulary, spelling, speaking, and
study skills begin the week of |an. 27. For
registration information, call The Centre for
Continuing Educ ation at 222-5245.


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