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UBC honors 13 Canadians
Lewis, Karsh to get honorary degrees
Former United Nations ambassador Stephen Lewis and
photographer Yousuf Karsh
are two of the 13 distinguished Canadians to be awarded honorary degrees by UBC at congregation
ceremonies this year.
Nine honorary degrees will be presented at Spring Congregation, May
28-31. to Lewis. Nobel Prize-winning
scientist Sidney Altman. educator Ted
Tetsuo Aoki, baroness Lydia Dunn,
social worker Patricia Fulton, Rivtow
Straits President Lucille Johnstone,
B.C. Tel Chairman Gordon MacFar-
lane, landscape architect Cornelia
Oberlander and native leader Elijah
Four more honorary degrees will
be awarded durin» Nov. 28's Fall
Congregation to Karsh, opera singer
Judith Forst, Acadian writer Antonine
Maillet and feminist academic Dorothy
The following will
receive degrees at
Spring Congregation:
— Canadian-born
Sidney Altman is a
molecular biologist at
Yale who won the
1989 Nobel Prize in
Chemistry for his discovery that RNA,
thought to be a passive
carrier of genetic code,
can actively engage in
chemical reactions.
— Ted Tetsuo Aoki is an influential figure in Canadian education. Born
in Cumberland. B.C., he became an
Antonine Maillet
education professor at the University
of Alberta, where he pioneered the New
Social Studies. Aoki also started UBC's
Curriculum Centre in the Faculty of
— Baroness Lydia
Dunn has received wide
international recognition for her work as
Chair of the Hong Kong
Trade Development
Council, which sets
policy for Hong Kong's
export-based economy.
S^he has also played a
major role in administration of the British
Crown Colony.
—Gordon MacFarlane is chairman
of the board of the B.C. Telephone
Company and, from 1977 to 1990, was
also the company's chief executive
officer. He is known for his commitment to the community and the university.
— Patricia Fulton is
one of the pioneer social workers in B.C.
During a long and distinguished career, she
was vice-president of
both the Canadian
Council on Social Development and the
Vanier Institute of the
— Lucille Johnstone began her career
as a tug dispatcher with
Ted Tetsuo Aoki
she has developed it into a diversified
business employing 1,500 people.
— Stephen Lewis served as
Canada's ambassador to the United
Nations from 1984 to
1988. Always outspoken and eloquent,
Lewis has had careers
as a newspaper columnist, broadcaster, politician, lecturer, commentator and labor arbitrator.
— Cornelia Oberlander is considered
Canada's most distinguished landscape
architect as well as a
Rivtow Straits Ltd., rising to become community worker, writer and lecturer,
president and chief operating officer. For 40 years she has collaborated with
During her 40 years with the company, See NOBEL on Page 2
Photo by Media Services
Dominique Major, ofthe Department of Anthropology and Sociology, gives a demonstration of Indonesian
shadow puppets during Indonesia Day at the Asian Centre.
University set to
provide childcare
UBC will assume responsibility for
childcare services on campus starting
in July.
"The children, their families and
childcare workers can best be served if
the university itself accepts full responsibility for child services." said K.D.
Srivastava, UBC's vice-president of
student and academic services.
Operation ofthe 12 daycare centres
on campus is currently being administered by the UCS Childcare Society
which is composed of various nonprofit agencies. Srivastava said that
maintaining administrative continuity
under the current system was difficult
with the volunteer boards of each centre
often changing every 18 months.
To maintain continuity of service
during the administration transfer, the
society will continue its operation until June 30, 1991.
Under the new arrangement, Srivastava said services will be improved
to include a professional childcare
administrator and further development
of existing parent advisory committees to assist with programming. Provisions will also be made for existing
childcare workers to continue their
employment in the university-operated
"Our goal is to create a framework
for affordable childcare which can
expand as new models of childcare
delivery are developed in the future,"
said Srivastava, who emphasized that
fees would remain comparable to those
currently being charged. "It wouldn't
make much sense to have a great childcare service on campus that wasn't
affordable to students."
Srivastava added that service to
students, faculty and staff would remain a priority of campus childcare.
He also expressed hope that families
currently using the childcare facilities
on campus would continue to do so.
HIGH PERFORMANCE: Upcoming congress on sports
medicine looks at sports,
medicine and health. Page 3
WAR: Canadian historical
attitudes towards war are
examined by UBC political
science professor. Page 6
new program helps students
gain practical experience
with major corporations.
Donors recognized at gala event
Lt.-Gov. David Lam and
other "Builders of UBC's Future," including members ofthe
Wesbrook Society, will be honored at a ceremony and gala
dinner, April 11.
The celebration will mark the start
of construction on the David Lam Management Research Centre and the progress of other building projects on campus funded by the World of Opportunity campaign.
As it enters its final year, the campaign has already raised a total in excess of SI 80 million— more than $90
million from individuals, foundations
and corporate donors,
and a similar amount
from the provincial
government's matching gift program —
making it the largest
university fund-raising
campaign in Canadian
The ceremony and
dinner are the
university's first opportunities to show campaign supporters how
their donations are having a
impact both on the academic
on the physcial campus.
Donors to all build-
' ing projects on campus
will be honored, as well
as donors to academic
chairs, scholarships,
professorships and endowments. Invited
guests include campaign donors, members
of the Wesbrook Society and representatives
of the B.C. govern-
tangible ment. including Bruce Strachan. Min-
side and        ister of Advanced Education. Trainins
Hon. David C. Lam
and Technology.
The festivities begin with a 5 p.m.
concrete pouring ceremony at the site
ofthe David Lam Management Cemre,
at Main Mall and Agricultural Road.
Following the ceremony, a reception and dinner will be held in the War
Memorial Gym. beginning at 6 p.m.
The World of Opportunity campaign was launched just over two years
ago to help boost the university's international standing by providing urgently-needed financial resources.
Construction of new buildings funded
bv the campaign has recently begun at
several locations on campus. 2    UBCREPORTS Apr.4.1991
Letters to the Editor
March 11,1991
UBC Reports
Dear Sir,
I am writing to register my objection to the headline which introduced the
March 7 article describing the research project I am currently directing. The
headline-"Profession Under Scrutiny in Study" - gives a false impression of
our project's objective. Our research is NOT scrutinizing the profession of
pharmacy, but rather it is evaluating a particular methodological approach.
We are gathering data to ascertain the reliability, validity, acceptability and
feasibility of proposed instruments and procedures which MAY be used at
some time in the future in relicensing decisions. We are not making any
judgements about individual pharmacists.
The headline is potentially damaging in a number of ways. It directly
contradicts what I have been telling members ofthe pharmacy profession for
the past five years. Furthermore, it could be misinterpreted that pharmacy
was chosen for this project because of perceived sub-standard performance.
Nothing could be further from the truth. The standards of practice for pharmacy are no different than they are for any other profession in British
Columbia. The facts are that the profession of pharmacy in this province has
an extensive quality assurance program that has been voluntarily developed
over decades. Our project is a profession-initiated evaluation of possible refinements to some ofthe current approaches. As a result of their relicensure
initiatives, pharmacists in British Columbia are nationally and internationally recognized for leadership in developing programs to insure the quality
of services delivered to the public.
David W. Fielding, Ed.D.,
Associate Director
The Division of Continuing Pharmacy Education
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Centre will look at survival
of animal species in forests
UBC has announced plans to create
a Centre for Applied Conservation
Clark Binkley, dean of the Faculty
of Forestry, said the centre would provide the necessary education, research
and public information on how concerns of conservation biology apply to
"Evidence is mounting that current
levels of forest-based economic activity cannot be sustained without changes
in current policies," said Binkley.
"Environmental concerns grow daily,
especially for the maintenance of biological diversity. Nowhere are principles of conservation biology knowl-
edgeably applied to land management."
Applied conservation biology includes the study of certain animal species in order to determine which attributes of forest structure are important
for their survival.
Upon approval, the centre will
house three related efforts: an education program targeted for specific audiences critical to sustainable land
management, including managers of
parks and natural areas, professional
foresters, the public and the media;
policy conferences to bring together
scientists, land managers, policy makers and environmental, non-government organizations to critically examine problems related to land management practices and policies; and a
significant program of research in conservation biology applied to the ste-
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wardship issues facing B.C. and other
forested areas.
"The benefits of solutions to these
problems will extend well beyond the
borders of this province," said Binkley. "British Columbia comprises a
key component of important international ecosystems that extend throughout the rest of Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia. Education and research
in B.C. on applying the principles of
conservation biology in this province
will have broad impact throughout the
The centre would be affiliated with
the Faculty of Forestry at UBC and
would include faculty members from
other departments, such as zoology,
biology, anthropology and sociology.
An advisory board for the centre will
be drawn from domestic and international representatives of the forest in-
Clark Binkley
dustry, public conservation organizations, the Ministry of Forests, the Ministry of the Environment. Forestry
Canada, the Canadian Wildlife Service and the academic community.
Nobel prize winners
included in honors
Continued from Page 1
internationally acclaimed architects.
such as Arthur Erickson and Moshe
— Elijah Smith is recognized in
the Yukon not only as the pre-eminent
native elder, but as one of the great
Yukoners of all time.
He helped unite Natives throughout the
Yukon and set a national precedent by
getting the federal
government to negotiate land claims.
The following will
receive honorary degrees in November;
— Judith Forst, a
UBC music graduate,
is one of Canada's
leading opera singers. She has sung
with many opera companies and symphonies in North America and abroad,
including the New York Metropoli-
Sidney Altman
ian Opera.
— Yousuf Karsh is one of the
world's most famous photographers,
known primarily for his distinctive
portraits of many ofthe 20th century's
most prominent people. Karsh portraits
hang in museums and galleries all over
the world.
— Antonine Maillet
is a major contemporary
Canadian novelist, playwright, folklorist and
the leading writer of
Acadia, the Francophone Maritimes. She
teaches at Laval University.
— Dorothy Smith, a
professor in the Department of Sociology
in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
in Toronto, is known internationally
for her groundbreaking work in feminist epistemology and methodology.
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Photo by Media Services
These able-bodied students got a chance to experience life in a wheelchair during the School of Rehabilitation Medicine's annual wheelchair obstacle race held March 21. The event, part of the school's
National Physiotherapy Week activities on campus, is designed to
raise awareness of how being confined to a wheelchair impacts on a
person's lifestyle.
Congress looks at maintenance
of high performance bodies
Work hazards studied
The Workers' Compensation
Board has awarded a grant to
UBC's departments of Health
Care and Epidemiology and Medicine
to study the effects of cobalt and other
metals on sawmill saw filers.
In particular, the study will measure exposure levels and lung infection
in saw filers.
"Cobalt is thought to be a skin and
respiratory sensitizer, and has been
implicated in occupational asthma,"
said Dr. Susan Kennedy, one of three
UBC researchers conducting the study.
Kennedy, a professor in the Respiratory Division of the Department of
Medicine, added that cobalt is also
associated with hard-metal pneumoconiosis, a disease involving scarring
of lung tissue which can lead to per
manent respiratory impairment.
The industrial hygiene aspects of
this collaborative study are being investigated by Kay Teschke, a professor in the Division of Occupational
and Environmental Health in the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology.
According to Teschke, most saw
blade tips used by industry tradespeople
are manufactured from tungsten carbide or hardened stell, with an increasing number made from stellite. Cobalt
is usually present in low concentrations in tungsten carbide and highspeed steel alloys, and in greater concentrations in stellite.
In addition to measuring cobalt levels, the year-long study, which targets
selected sawmills in B.C., will also
In order to get ahead on the playing
field, endurance athletes have often
turned to the dinner table and high
carbohydrate diets. An athlete on a
high carbohydrate diet is able to exercise for a longer period of
time at a given intensity.
However, the rules regarding the dietary aspects of endurance performance are
being refined.
"Athletes are often advised to obtain 60-70 per cent
of their energy from carbohydrates," said Professor
Susan Barr of the School of
Family and Nutritional Sciences. "However, one standard cannot be used for all
endurance athletes."
Barr will look at the nutritional aspects of sports performance at the International
Congress and Exposition on
Sports Medicine and Human
Performance April 16-20.
The event is taking place at
the Vancouver Trade and
Convention Centre.
Barr will focus on the
needs of the endurance athlete when she addresses an
April 20th workshop.
There has been a tendency not to distinguish the
needs of athletes training at
both ends of the endurance
range, said Bair.
"In the past, the marathon, taking about two to
three hours for accomplished
athletes to complete, was regarded as
the ultimate in endurance events. Research relating to endurance exercise
used this timeframe in experimental
studies, but things have changed over
the last 10 to 15 years."
Barr said more and more recrea
tional athletes are training for and participating in endurance events that can
last anywhere from eight to 24 hours.
"Dietary advice, with regard to carbohydrate intake, for example, must be
tailored appropriately to the needs of
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the individual," she added.
The amount of carbohydrate intake
needed would appear to go hand in
hand with both the duration and intensity of the exercise, said Barr. For example, cyclists participating in the Tour
de France (a three week event involv
ing up to seven hours of intense cycling per day) have much greater needs
for carbohydrates than do cyclists training for one or two hours each day.
Barr said a high carbohydrate diet
is certainly important for endurance
athletes. Indeed, carbohydrates I'omi the cornerstone
of any good diet. However,
recent research indicates that
the extremely high intake
needed by the ultraendurance
athlete is not required by athletes training for shorter time
periods. As a result, most
endurance athletes can obtain adequate amounts of carbohydrate without resorting
to extreme dietary measures,
which may have other negative nutritional consequences, she said.
Barr is one of several
UBC faculty members who
will take part in the congress,
which will be chaired by
Gordon Matheson, a UBC
professor of sports and rehabilitation medicine.
The inaugural event will
take an in-depth look at the
science and medicine of
human performance in three
themes: sports injury and
rehabilitation; medicine,
exercise and health; and
exercise and science.
Dr. Doug Clement, co-director of UBC's Allan
McGavin Sports Medicine
Centre, will address the
theme of exercise, medicine
and health. His topic: the skills (and
thrills) of a sports medicine practitioner in the 1990s: Are we on the threshold of change? Dr. Clement is scheduled to be joined by more than 70 faculty from around the world who will
speak on sports medicine.
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determine which factors influence
exposure levels and the acute pulmonary effects of such exposure.
Personal air monitoring techniques
will be used to analyze cobalt levels
present in aerosols created by preparing saw tips. Cobalt levels in cutting
fluid will also be analyzed.
As well, the study will measure
exposure of saw filers to numerous
other metals, including lead, copper,
nickel and chromium.
Loyal hackers and dutiful duffers
It's been a UBC tradition for the last 34
years. It encourages mature adults to dress
up in loud clothing. It's fun. It's UBC's Annual Faculty and Staff Golf Tournament.
As a yearly antidote to the perils of serious business, various members of the campus community have been teeing off with
each other since 1957. Players of all skill
levels are welcome, from divot-digging novices to sweet-swinging veterans. Norm Watt,
UBC's long-time director of Extra-Sessional
Studies, and tournament organizer, says
Tournament has
colorful history
the event averages about 70 players per
year, with scores ranging from the high 70's
to well over 100.
This year's edition hits the links at 11
a.m. on Thurs., April 25 at McCleery Golf
Course on Southwest Marine Dr.
"We have it on a Thursday so the M.D.'s
can play," chuckled Watt.
Over the years, the tournament has seen
its share of colorful characters, off -color jokes
and just plain ugly clothing.
Watt reports that Frank Gnup, UBC's hard-
rock football coach from 1955-72, and Dr.
Eric Webb, of anaesthesiology, used to battle
it out every year for ugliest outfit and worst
joke honors.
"They also
loved to be irreverent to UBC's
Norman MacKenzie, who always participated" said
Watt. "The only
one who loved it
more was the
president himself."
More recent
loyal hackers include Jim Richards, dean of
Agricultural Sciences. The dean is credited
with the only hole-in-one in tournament history, though as Watt points out in his own irreverent style, "Let's face it, it was a fluke."
Richards says the tourney is a good way
to meet people from other parts of the univer
sity and that the accent is on fun and participation.
"One year I even dashed back to campus
for a committee meeting between playing the
front and back nines," he said.
This year's tournament marks the end of
an era. Committee chair Watt, who retires
from UBC in November, will pass
his official duties on
to another dutiful
"I've been playing in the tournament since '61 and
chairing the committee for the last
five years," said
Chair of the the
tournament committee is a prestigious appointment. Watt
points out that after careful selection, the
honor inevitably goes to 'Ihe person with the
No doubt the tournament will be poorer for
Watt's departure. He is one of those longtime UBC personalities whose extracurricu
lar contributions make them part of the fabric
of the university.
Entry fees for the tournament are $36 for
adults and $26.50 for seniors. Both prices
include green fees, dinner at the Faculty
Club and a prize. For more information, call
The golf tournament provides an early
kick-off to an active weekend around campus. On Sat., April 27, University Hospital's
second annual Pacific Spirit Run starts at 9
a.m. on East Mall, near 16th Ave. The combination 10-kilometre run and five-kilometre
family walk is a fundraiser for the University
Hospital Foundation. The course runs
through the wooded trails of Pacific Spirit
Regional Park. For more information, call
822-7864 or 875-2018.
Then on Sun., April 28, the second annual ManuLife Ride for Heart gets underway
at 8 a.m. near the Thunderbird Winter Sports
Centre. This family oriented bike ride (not a
race) is a fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke
Foundation. The 50-kilometre course winds
through Vancouver and finishes back at UBC.
For more information, call 736-7433. 4    UBC REPORTS Apr. 4.1991
April 7 -
April 20
MONDAY, APR. 8    j
BC Cancer Research Seminar
Cellular Heterogeneity In Solid Tumours:
Impact On Radiation-And Chemotherapy.
Dr. Dietmar Siemann, Director, Experimental Therapeutics Division/Associate
Director, U. of Rochestre Cancer Center.
BC Cancer Research Centre Lecture
Theatre from 12-1pm. Call 877-6010.
Paediatrics Research Seminar
Detecting Genetic Alterations In Childhood Neoplasia. Dr. Doug Horsman,
Cytogenetic/DNA Laboratory, BC Cancer Agency.
University Hospital
Shaughnessy Site lecture theatre at
12noon. Refreshments from 11:45am.
Call 875-2492.
Health Policy Research Unit
Seminar Series
Quality Assurance Evaluation In Elder
Care. Dr. Margaret MacAdam, Ph.D.,
Bigel Institute of Health Policy, Heller
School, Brandeis U. IRC #414 at 12noon.
Call 822-4969.
Biochemistry Seminar
Leukotriene Synthesis: Targets For Therapies For Asthma And Inflammatory Diseases. Dr. Jilly Evans, Associate Director
of Pharmacology, Merck Frosst Centre for
Therapeutic Research. IRC #3 at 3:35pm.
Call 822-5925.
Classics/Archaeological Institute
Of America.
Illustrated Lecture: Balloon
Archaeology. Three Ancient Capital Cities from the
Air. J. Wilson Myers, Research Professor, Boston
U. Museum of Anthropology Theatre at 8pm. Call 822-2889.
TUESDAY, APR. 9    |
Psychiatry Lecture
Course/Treatment Of Psychiatric Illness
In Pregnancy. Dr. Lee Cohen, Assistant
Professor, Harvard Medical School, Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital. VGH/UBC Eye
Care Centre Auditorium from 8:30-9:30am.
Call 228-7314.
Botany Seminar
■h^bbm Molecular Genetic Dissec-
^Bp tion Of The Biosynthesis
JU|V And Function Of Mem-
■nr brane Lipids In Arabidop-
^ sis.   Dr. Chris Somerville,
™,™^— MSU/DOE Plant Research
Lab, Michigan State University. BioSciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call 228-2133.
UBC Reports is the faculty and
staff newspaper ofthe University
of British Columbia. It is published every second Thursday by
the UBC Community Relations
Office. 6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1W5.
Telephone 822-3131.
Advertising inquiries: 822-4775.
Managing Editor: Steve Crombie
Ass't Editor: Paula Martin
Contributors: Ron Burke,Connie
Filletti, Abe Hefter, Charles Ker,
and Gavin Wilson.
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than noon on Tuesday, Apr. 9 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Room 207, Old Administration Building.
For more information call 822-3131. The next edition of UBC Reports wil be published Apr. 18. Notices exceeding 35 words
may be edited.
Oceanography Seminar
Regulation Of Protein Phosphatases By
Marine Toxins And Tumor Promoters.
Charles Holmes, Biochemistry, U. of Alberta. BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm. Call
Interfaith Symposium
Voices Out Of Silence: The
Testimony Of Our Mystics.
St. Mark's College from
7:30-9:00pm. Call 224-
Economics Seminar
Debt/Credit In Rural England Before Co jn-
try Banking. Peter Spufford, Cambridge
U. Buchanan Tower 910 from 4-5:30pm.
Call 822-2876.
Microbiology Seminar Series.
Use Of A Cellulose-Binding Domain For
Affinity Purification Interleukin 2. Jeff
Greenwood, Microbiology, UBC. Wesbrook 201 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-
Asian Pacific Seminar
Is There An Asian Pacific Community Out
There: Prospects And Pitfalls. Don Waterfall, Director, North Asia Relations Division, External Affairs, Ottawa. Asian
Centre 604 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
Phusics Special Colloquium
Electricity from Sunlight:
An Electrical Utility Option
By   2010?      George   D.
Cody,  Exxon Corporate
Research       Laboratory,
Annadale,  New Jersey.
Hennings 318 at 4pm. Call 228-3853.
Obstetrics/Gynaecology Research Seminar
Cyclic Nucleotide Signal Transduction
Enzymes In The Brain. Dr. Steven Vincent, NeuroSciences, UBC. Grace Hospital 2N35 from 1:30-2:30pm. Call 875-
Economics Departmental Seminar
Aspects Of Nonexpected Utility And Asset Pricing. Stanley Zin, Carnegie-Mellon
U. Brock Hall from 4-5:30pm. Call 8.22-
Obstetrics/Gynaecology Grand
Unexplained Infertility.
Professor Ian Cooke. U.
of Sheffield. Shaughnessy
Hospital Lecture Theatre
D308 at 8am. Call Dr.
Bryans at 875-4268.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Office Paediatric Gynecology. Dr. Peggy
Yakimov, Paediatric Gynecologist. G.F.
Strong Reghab. Centre Auditorium at 9am.
Call 875-2118.
MONDAY, APR. 15   \     | THURSDAY, APR. 18 |
UBC Doctoral Lecture/Recital
Terence Dawson, piano.
Admission free. Music
Recital Hall at 8pm. Call
BC Cancer Research Centre
Molecular Factors Influencing Initial Damage By Ionizing Radiation. Dr. Danuta
Wlodek, Medical Biophysics Unit, BCCRC.
BC Cancer Research Centre from 12-1 pm.
Call 877-6010.
Paediatrics Research Seminar
T.B. Or Not T.B.-Some Factors Influencing The Susceptibility/Resistance Of
Inbred Strains Of Mice To Mycobacterial
Infection. Dr. Richard Stokes, Research
Associate, Paediatrics, UBC. University
Hospital Shaughnessy Site D308 at
12noon. Refreshments from 11:45am.
Call Dr. Josef Skala at 875-2492.
Biochemistry Seminar
Structure-Function Analysis Of Mammalian Aldolases By Protein Crystallography
And Site-Directed Mutagenesis. Dr. Jurgen Syguseh, Biochemistry, U. of Sher-
brooke. IRC #3 at 3:45pm. Call Dr. Gary
Brayer at 822-5925/5216.
Economics Departmental Seminar
Demand For And Return
To Education When Education Outcomes Are Uncertain. J. Altonjl, Northwest U. Brack Hall 351
from 4-5:30pm.  Call 822-
TUESDAY, APR. 16   |
Medical Genetics Seminar
Interplay Between Growth Factors Regulating Normal Hemopoiesis And Inflammatory Responses. Dr. John W. Schrader,
Director, Biomedical Research Centre,
Professor, Medicine. IRC #1 at 8:30am.
Call 822-5311.
Neuroscience Discussion Group
The Role Of Insulin, Acting
In The Brain, On The Control Of Food Intake And
Body Weight. Dr. Stephen
Woods, Psychology, U. of
Washington.     University
Hospital, UBC Site, ACU G279 at 4pm.
Call 822-2330.
APPS Forum
Life In A Professional Union. Mr. Ed Lav-
alle, President, College Institute Educators of BC. Graduate Student Centre
Banquet Room from 12:30-1:15pm. Call
Interfaith Symposium
Personal Reflections/Recollections of a
Child Survivor Of The Holocaust In France.
Rene Goldman. St. Mark's College from
7:30-9pm. Call 224-3311.
Microbiology Seminar Series
Topic To Be Announced. Joan Shellard,
Microbiolociy, UBC. Wesbrook 201 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-6648.
Psychiatry Lecture
Issues In The Treatment Of Anxiety: Drug
Use, Dependence, Abuse And Addiction.
Dr. John M. Davis, Gilman Professor,
Psychiatry/Research Professor, Medicine,
U. of Illinois, Chicago. Director Research.
Psychiatric Unit, Illinois State Hospital.
University Hospital, UBC Site Detwiller
Pavilion 2NA/B. Time to be announced.
Call 228-7314.
Obstetrics/Gynaecology      Research Seminar
Endocrine Regulation Of
Normal Breast And Breast
Cancer. Dr. Joanne Emerman, Anatomy, UBC.
Grace Hospital 2N35 from
1:30-2:30pm. Call 875-
Obstetrics/Gynecology Grand
Menorrhia-A Time For Re-Evaluation. Dr.
Robert Shaw, London, England. Shaughnessy Hospital Lecture Theatre D308 at
8am. Call 875-2171.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Renal Transplaction In Small Infants And
Children. Dr. Paul Grimm, Attending
Physician, Paediatrics. Paediatric Nephrology, UCLA School of Medicine. G.F.
Strong Rehab. Centre Auditorium at 9am
Call 875-2118.
Regent College Conference
Resolving Perplexities:
The Experience Of Chinese In North America
Today. Dr. Samuel Ling,
Rev. Wally Yew, Rev. Wayland Wong, Dr.
Michael Griffiths. Regent College Auditorium from 9am-5:30pm. Students $20,
Others $35. Call 224-3245.
Campus Tour
■mmmm   Spring break tours for high
0%j^k   school students April 3.4,5.
// «5KJ   ^ree QU'ded walking tours
UJE^lM  are being offered for pro-
^^^K^k   spective    undergraduate
"^^^^^*  students to familiarize them
with UBC programmes/facilities.    Tours
leave from Brock Hall 204D at 10am. Call
International House Reach Out
Local students correspond with international students accepted to UBC. Act as
contact and provide useful information to
incoming students while making global
friends. Canadians and Internationals
welcome. Call 228-5021.
Carpool Matching
Send both your home and
work addresses and both
telephone numbers; your
working hours: whether
you have a car and if you
smoke while driving, to
Karen Pope, Dean's Office, Applied Science. When a carpool match is found, the
information will be sent to you. Call 822-
UBC Speakers Bureau
Would your group like to know more about
topics ranging from Acid Rain to Preventing Coronary Disease? More than 500
topics to choose from: most speakers are
available free of charge. Call 822-6167.
Mon.. Tue., Fri., 9am-12noon.
Museum of Anthropology
,_, ... Exhibition extended: Por-
| j^i w ,. I traits of BC Native leaders.
fc'.i;#l| chiefs, chief counsellors
p. ,*t *a *"| and elders by Kwaguitl
f £      i  photographer David Neel.
Now open in the new West
Wing: The Koerner Ceramics Gallery.
Closed Monday. Call 822-5087.
Executive Programs
One/two-day business seminars. April 7-
20 series includes: new Manager Guidelines, $450. Employment Law, $450.
Grievance Handling, $695. Inventory
management, $595. Pricing for Profit.
$475. Financial Statement Analysis, $550.
Call 822-8400.
English Language Institute
Professional Development Series for Language Teachers April workshops: Music
in the Language Class; Current Events;
Language Class. Tuesday evenings from
7-9pm. Call 222-5208.
ESL Evening Classes
The English Language
Institute offers Conversation Skills. Advanced Discussion, Speaking and
Debating. Fluency and
Pronunciation. Writing/
Grammer, Practical Writing for Business
and TOEFL Preparation. Classes begin
April 15 or 16 and run twice a week for 8
weeks. Call 222-5208.
Psychology Step-Families Study
Married couples who have at least one
child from a previous union living with
them, are invited to participate in a study
of stress and coping in step-families. Call
Jennifer Campbell at 822-3805.
Adult Child Separation/Divorce
Volunteers needed. The study will explore how mothers cope with their adult
child's separation/divorce. Participants
required to fill out a mailed questionnaire.
Call Allison Krause, Counselling Psychology, at 946-7803.
Sports Medicine Study
pi h;:.w;«! c*!"ii Volunteers, female, age 18-
I     ,-ii ^ff.H  f!  35 needed to participate in
J    ..;,.,.:'    ■'. study on Exercise and the
■■/*:', Menstrual   Cycle.       Fit,
f        ' healthy,    having    normal
"r" menstrual cycles and not
currently on oral contraceptives. Physiological testing provided. Allan McGavin
Sports Med. Centre, John Owen Pavilion,
UBC. Call Dr. Connie Lebrun 822-4045
or 980-6355.
School of Nursing Study
Volunteers needed for study of couples/
family adjustment to a breast cancer diagnosis. Women and partners. Involves
interviews/response to questionnaire. Call
Dr. Ann Hilton at 822-7498.
School of Nursing Study
Couples are needed who
are both in paid employment (over 20 hrs/wk.) and
have at least one child
under eighteen months of
age. Involves filling out a
questionnaire twice (10 minutes each
time). Call Wendy Hall at 822-7447. UBCREPORTS Apr.4.1991        5
April 7 -
April 20
Psychiatry Depression Study
Participants needed for research study
using new antidepressant medication.
Depression sufferers. 18-65 years. Call
Doug Keller at 822-7318.
Psychiatry Personality Questionnaire Study
Volunteers needed to complete two 90-
minute sessions. Stipend, $20. Call Janice at 822-7895/7057.
Counselling Psychology Retirement Preparation
Women concerned about
planning their retirement
needed for an 8-week retirement preparation seminar. Call Sara Cornish at
Diabetic Clinical Study
Diabetics who have painful neuropathy
affecting the legs needed to volunteer for
14-week trial of an investigational new
drug. Call Dr. Donald Studney. Medicine,
University Hospital. UBC Site at 822-7142.
Daily Rhythms Study
Volunteers needed to keep a daily journal
(average 5 min. daily) for 4 months, noting
patterns in physical, social experiences.
Call Jessica McFarlane at 822-5121.
Psychiatry PMS Study
University Hospital, Shaughnessy site.
Volunteers needed for a study of an investigational medication to treat Pre Menstrual Syndrome. Call Doug Keller at 822-
Hypertension in Pregnancy
Pregnant women, concerned about their blood
pressure, are invited to
participate. The study
compares relaxation training with standard medical
treatment  (own  physician).     Call   Dr.
Wolfgang Linden at 822-4156.
Exercise In Asthma Study
Volunteers with exercise-
induced asthma needed for
2-part study (30 min. each).
No medications or injections. Call Dr. Phil Robinson at Pulmonary Research laboratory, St. Paul's Hospital at
682-2344, extension 2259.
Asthma Research Study
Volunteers 12-70 years with mild to moderate asthma needed to participate in 16
week research project involving "pulmi-
cort" a commonly used inhaled steroid
taken once daily. Call Brian Anderson at
University Hospital. UBC Site at 822-7719
between 9am-1pm.
Memory For Places
Study on memory for places (shopping
mall) requires volunteers age 65 years
and older for 1.5 hour. Please call Bob
Uttl, Psychology, UBC at 822-2140.
Study on Memory
Old wine; old memories. To study whether
some memories improve with age (like
some wine) we need volunteers 60 years
of age and older for 1.5 hours. Please call
Paul Schmidt/Gloria Lam at 822-2140.
Herpes Research Study
Participants needed for
treatment studies of
shingles(herpes zoster)
and first herpes simplex
infections with new antiviral agents. Also ongoing
study   for   males   18-45
years with recurrent herpes simplex.  Dr.
Stephen Sacks, Sponsoring Physician.
Call the Herpes clinic at 822-7565 or leave
your name/number at 687-7711, pager
Gastrointestinal Study
Volunteers required for pre-clinical trials
of a new gastrointestinal ultrasound contrast agent. Volunteers (18-30 years) in
good health with no history of ulcers or
other gastrointestinal ailments. Call Dr.
Colin Tilcock, Radiology, University Hospital, UBC Site at 822-3717.
Acne Study
Volunteers 14-35 years of age, moderate
facial acne. 4 visits over 3 month period.
Honorarium paid for participation. Call
Female Hair Loss Study
Females age 19-49. Moderate hair loss.
Crown area only. Must be able to attend
1 -2 times weekly for 9 months. Honorarium paid for participation. Call Sherry at
Statistical Consulting and Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the
Department of Statistics to
provide statistical advice to
faculty and graduate students working on research
problems. Forms for appointments available in 210. Ponderosa
Annex C-210. Call 822-4037.
Surplus Equipment Recycling
All surplus items. Every
Wednesday, 12-3pm.
Task Force Bldg., 2352
M      ^     Health   Sciences  Mall.
TOI^gf      Call 822-2813.
Sexual Harassment Office
Two advisors are available to discuss
questions and concerns on the subject.
They are prepared to help any member of
the UBC community who is being sexually
harassed to find a satisfactory resolution.
Call Margarethsi Hoek or Jon Shapiro at
To find an interesting and
challenging volunteer job,
get in touch with Volunteer
Connections, Student
Counselling and Resources Centre, Brock 200.
Call 822-3811.
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Every Tuesday (including holidays) from
12:30-2pm, University Hospital, UBC Site,
Room 311 (through Lab Medicine from
Main Entrance). Call 873-1018 (24-hour
Help Line).
Duplicate Bridge
Informal game. All welcome. Admission
$2, includes coffee/snacks. Faculty Club
every Wednesday at 7pm. Call 822-4865.
Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education and
Recreation through the
John M. Buchanan Fitness
and Research Centre,
administers a physical fitness assessment program.
Students $25, others $30. Call 822-4356.
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
Located west of the Education Building. Free admission. Open year round.
Families interested in planting, weeding or watering
the garden, call Gary Pennington at 822-6386 or Jo-Anne Naslund
at 434-1081.
Botanical Garden
10am-6pm daily.    Free admission on
Wednesdays. Call 822-4208.
Nitobe Garden
10am-5pm daily. April 1-30, 10am-7pm
daily. Free admission on Wednesdays.
Call 822-6038.
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May 2
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June 2-June 15
Thurs. May 16
(Holiday: (Mon. May 20)
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June 16-July 20
June 4
July 18
July 21 - Aug. 17
July 9
Aug. 15
Aug. 18-Sept. 7
Aug. 6
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publication of UBC Reports. For holiday periods, the deadline is
backed up by the appropriate number of working days. For example,
a 2-day holiday means a 2-day back-up in the schedule.
Across ihe Nation
New program encourages women in science, engineering
The National Research Council
will spend about SI million a year
for a new program aimed at encouraging more women to pursue engineering and science careers.
The program will provide a combination of scholarships and training for university students enrolled
in undergraduate science and engineering programs at Canadian universities, with a special emphasis on
students in physics, mathematics and
Under the program, students will
continue their full-time university
studies with NRC scholarships
worth up to $ 15,000 a year. During
the summers, students will be
employed at NRC or will work
with a research council scientist
on a career-related work assignment.
The NRC hopes the program will
attract 25 students per year for the
next three years. Universities are
asked to nominate students for the
program which begins in September.
Universities   not   a
spending priority
A recent Environics poll showed
support for increased government
spending on universities ranked llth
out of 50 possible areas among Ontario residents questioned. There was
little support among Ontario taxpayers
for increased tuition fees or for policies that would reduce accessibility.
Donna Dasko, vice-president of
Environics. said several major trends
will shape in Canadian society and, in
turn, will affect universities in the
1990s. Dasko pointed out that the eight
million baby boomers now moving into
management positions are more prone
to challenge authority. On the whole.
Dasko added that there is more social
consciousness, more activism and
minorities are no longer willing to be
stereotyped or treated unequally.
Shortage of academics predicted
Canadian universities will face a
shortage of qualified teaching personnel by the year 2000. a University of
Winnipeg professor has predicted.
According to Harry Rosenbaum,
studies show 35 per cent of current
professors will reach retirement age in
nine years.
Even though an increasing number
of students are entering PhD programs.
Rosenbaum believes universities may
have a tough time recruiting professors.
Universities may face increased
competition in recruiting scholars from
the private sector. Also, American universities may try to lure Canadian academics to the United States, a task
made easier by the free trade agreement which encourages the flow of
teachers and professors across the border.
Public approves of
science spending
An Angus Reid survey published
recently in the Globe and Mail showed
that Canadians would like to spend a
lot more on science and technology.
Nearly three-quarters of those surveyed - 72 per cent - felt that all of
science, both basic and applied, should
be given a higher priority. Three percent said it does not warrant more
When asked to choose which of
eight scientific and technological areas
is most deserving of support, the group
ranked environmental research as the
top priority. Nearly 84 per cent wanted
more attention paid to the environment.
Other research priorities included
cancer (74 per cent), cystic fibrosis
and diabetes (73 per cent), AIDS (71
per cent), industrial and manufacturing science (60 per cent), computer
and software technology (50 per cent),
biotechnology and genetic research (48
per cent) and space exploration technology registered a 22 per cent approval rating.
The survey is considered statistically accurate within 2.5 percentage
points. 6    UBCREPORTS Apr.4,1991
Photo by Media Services
An estimated 500 people witnessed emergency crews responding to a simulated traffic accident staged at the
corner of East Mall and University Blvd. on March 20. A presentation of UBC Counterattack, the event was
designed to promote awareness ofthe dangers of drinking and driving.
Health risks on the
construction site
subject of concerns
Increasing concern about health risks in the construction industry is the focus of a conference at UBC April 11 and 12.
Canadian Opinions
About Canada's Wars
Don Munton, a UBC political
science professor, wrote the
following article for the spring
issue of Peace and Security
magazine. Graphs are courtesy
of Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security
Canada's wars have never been
wildly popular affairs. Duty has called,
but more clearly in some cases, such as
World War II, than in others. In the
Gulf War, the call was less clear than
ever before.
The British Empire war in South
Africa against the Boers, from 1899 to
1902, deeply and bitterly divided francophones and anglophones. Historian
C.P. Stacey describes English Canadians as "for practical, political purposes... a bloc in favor of the war."
But there were, he notes, significant
pockets of resistance outside Quebec at a time when imperial sentiment was perhaps at its peak.
Until now, accident prevention has
been the main concern of safety programs on construction sites, but some
ofthe major industrial diseases such as
asbestos-induced cancers are also
common, say conference organizers.
Three-quarters of all occupational cancer claims accepted by the Workers'
Compensation Board are from construction workers.
"The recognition and control of
disease-causing situations on construction sites has always been more difficult than in other industries," said Kay
Teschke, assistant professor in the
Department of Health Care and Epidemiology and a conference organizer.
"Working conditions are always
changing and coordination of work to
minimize exposures to everyone on
the site in an ongoing concern."
These issues are becoming a major
concern in the workplace. Recent work
stoppages at construction projects in
some of the province's pulp and paper
mills were based on health and safety
The purpose ofthe conference is to
make industrial hygiene and safety
professionals — and people in the
construction    industry    —    better
equipped to recognize when disease-
causing materials are in use and to
ensure thai the proper methods are in
place to control exposures.
Some of the topics that will be addressed at the conference include:
— the potential dangers of asbestos
substitutes such as glass and ceramic
— excessive dust exposures from
concrete grinding
— noise exposure studies
— ergonomics for floor-layers
— asthma among painters and
Speakers will include occupational
hygienists and researchers from UBC.
the Workers' Compensation Board and
the construction industry.
"We all have a common interest in
controlling the sources of industrial
diseases and the construction industry
is an area where major gains may be
made in reducing health risks." said
The conference is sponsored by the
university and the local section of the
American Industrial Hygiene Association. For more information, call David
Bell at UBC Occupational Health and
Safety, 228-2643.
tonishing fact about the public opinion
studies, which had their birth during
World War n, is that none apparently
asked Canadians whether they supported the war. The Canadian Gallup
organization, established in 1941, polled
throughout the war but never once
reported on support for it.
Instead, the public was asked
whether they thought Canada was
"doing all it could to help win the war"
(most did, throughout), whether they
personally "could be of more use to
(the) country" if they did some other
work (more thought they could than
not), and if Germany's civilian population should be bombed (most approved). Perhaps the best measure of
support is found in a 1942 poll when
Canada and the US
86 per cent of Canadians rejected the
idea of negotiating a status quo peace
with Hitler.
The closest historical parallel for
Canada's Gulf War involvement is
undoubtedly the Korean War: An act
of aggression followed by an American-led response
with political support marshalled
through the
United   Nations.
When Canadians  ——^^—^^—
were polled just
after the war broke out in June 1950,
only 13 per cent opposed U.S. action.
On the other hand, 23 per cent opposed Canada sending equipment while
an additional 16 per cent disapproved
of sending troops — a total of almost 40 per cent at a time when few
did not believe in stopping communism.
A year or so after the Korean
War  stalemated  around   the  old
The war against Iraq
profoundly divided
Considerable or great confidence in the ability ol tbe Wi to deal
wisely with world problems:
As the  1914 European crisis        boundary line, 40 per cent agreed it
deepened, the cabinet of Conserva- 6-7- ■ _J2 had become an "utterly useless war"
tive Prime Minister Robert Borden
assured London that "if unhappily
war should ensue, the Canadian
people will be united in a common
resolve." When war came, the prime
minister recorded in his diary that
there was "great excitement in all
Canadian cities. Crowds on streets
cheered me." There was surely some
enthusiasm and excitement, but there
was not unity of resolve.
Enlistment figures show the war
was much more popular in English
Ontario and in British Columbia than
in relatively non-British Saskatchewan or in francophone Quebec.
Some people recall more a sense of
duty than of enthusiasm. Many went
to fight with the belief their country
and empire needed them. Others,
Regard the US as a serious threat in the next ten years:
EnviFonmenlal threat
Canada and the World
Very important for Canada lo:
Be involved Be involved
in the UN in NATO
Provide aid to
and about 30 per cent thought
Canada's involvement had been a
mistake. One in every two said it
had not been a worthless exercise.
The war against Iraq profoundly
divided Canadians. Opponents were
numerous and vocal.
According to an Angus Reid poll
series, most Canadians supported
sending forces to the Persian Gulf.
However, the level of support varied from 69 per cent in September,
down to 60 per cent in December,
as the U.N.-imposed deadline approached, to 75 per cent, after the
start of coalition air attacks. Some
observers credited this post-outbreak rise to skilful war news management by a special government
task force; it was more likely a re-
from Quebec and many rural areas          flection of a natural "rally-round-
of Canada, stayed home. Conscription, protests and a crisis election
There was perhaps less debate
about fighting Hitler. The most as-
q I       q n
the-troops-and-flag" feeling.
Two points bear emphasis. First,
support for Canadian involvement
in the Gulf was. in fact, actually
higher than these figures imply.
When Reid's question was between
Canadian forces actively fighting
against Iraq, taking a solely defensive
role, and being withdrawn, less than
10 per cent opted
for withdrawal.
Second, polls
showed only about
———^^^— one-third support
for Canadian troops
going into battle. As the government
was cautiously, but steadily, scaling
up Canada's fighting role through December and January, there was no evident increase in public support for
going into combat. In contrast, American public support for carrying the
fighting to Saddam Hussein rose dramatically.
Wars do not gain in popularity with
time. If the ground struggle in the desert had become a stalemate, the level
of support for the fighting, by American or Canadian forces, would have
almost certainly declined. Fighting on
without prospect would only confirm
the strong belief of most Canadians
(reflected in Canadian Institute for
International Peace and Security polls)
that military force rarely produces political solutions.
Duty still calls, but was this
Canada's war? Just as opponents of
earlier conflicts saw them as British
wars, opponents saw the Gulf not as
Canada's war, or a U.N. war, but as
America's war. And, as more American generals appeared on TV and less
was heard of the United Nations, the
more the conflict became America's
war in the minds of Canadians.
The Gulf conflict might have been
the first test of Canadians' new sense
of duty, of a willingness to support
true collective security and forge a
new world order. Unfortunately, il
became yet another test of Canadians'
willingness to support old friends,
right or wrong.
It was two hundred years ago that
Spanish explorer Alejandro Malaspina successfully piloted his ship and
crew from Spain to Mexico and up
the west coast to Alaska.
To mark the bicentennial of the
Malaspina's expedition, UBC's Department of History and the Vancouver Maritime Museum will hold
a symposium, Spain and the North
Pacific Coast, from April 1 I to 13.
"These people had been separated
for centuries and came from entirely
different cultures." said Richard
Unger. head of the History Department. "This symposium is a way to
see how both sides dealt with this
first meeting."
The symposium, which will feature about a dozen researchers from
three continents, takes place at the
museum and the Theatre Gallery in
the Museum of Anthropology.
Adding a visual dimension to the
lectures is the museum's exhibition.
Enlightened Voyages: Malaspina
and Galiano on the Northwest Coast,
1791-1792. The exhibition includes
a selection of original charts and
drawings made during the
expedition's visit to Alaska and
Nootka in the summer of 1791. It
also contains native art collected by
Malaspina's men. Dionisio Alcala
Galiano and Cayetano Valdes.
The bicentennial will also be
marked by the arrival in Vancouver
on April 8 of the Spanish Navy's
tallship. Juan Sebastian de Elcano.
The ship will be anchored in Vancouver waters until April 13. UBC REPORTS Apr. 4.1991        7
Kazanjian named to Health Professions Council
Dr. Arminee Kazanjian has been appointed
to the provincial Ministry
of Health's newly established Health Professions
The three-member
council will review applications from various health
care practitioner groups for
designation under the
Health Professions Act.
Designation under the
act will pemiit regulation
of individuals who provide health care to the
public, or who practice in a health-related occupation, where there is some degree of risk to the
health or safety ofthe public.
Kazanjian is the associate director of UBC's
Centre for Health Services and Policy Research specializing in health human resources.
She is also a professor in the Faculty of
Medicine's department of Health Care and
Her appointment to the council is for a three-
vcar term.
Sandra Davies, a UBC
music education professor, has been awarded
this year's Special Distinguished Service Award
by the British Columbia
Music Educators' Association.
The award recognizes
the contributions made by
a music educator, administrator or individual to
the advancement of music education in the
Davies has been teaching in the Faculty of
Education since 1967 and helped establish the
Education Through Music and Orff courses now
offered by Music Education. An active member
of the Carl Orff Society of Canada and the Canadian Music Educators' Association, Davies also
originated a course on Canadian music in B.C.
The B.C. Music Educators' Association is a
1,000-member organization which promotes excellence in music instruction within the province.
Neurobiologist Terry Snutch has been selected as an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.
The fellowship program, established in 1955
by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, an American
foundation, encourages research by outstanding
young scholars by providing funds at a critical
time in their academic careers.
Snutch, a professor who holds joint appointments in Psychiatry, Zoology and the Biotechnology Laboratory, has been with UBC since 1989.
His area of research involves studying the molecular mechanisms by which nerve cells in the
brain transmit, receive and store information. The
work is important both in understanding how
medications used in the treatment of brain disorders work, and for designing new drugs which
may be more useful than those presently available.
The Sloan Research Fellowship carries with it
a grant of $30,000.
Alain Artibise, director of UBC's School of
Community and Regional Planning, has been reappointed   chair   of   the   National   Capital
Commission's  advi-  Bf3
sory   committee   on
marketing  and  programming.
The eight-member
committee   oversees »Jp
programming        of '» "^PA
events held in and
around the Ottawa-
Hull area such as national museum and Artibise
Gatineau Park programs, Canada Day and Ottawa's winter
festival, Winterlude. Now in its second year,
the advisory committee also handles advertising and speaking tours promoting the
image of the national capital region nationally and internationally.
William Rees, also with the school, has
been appointed to the commission's planning committee, currently chaired by Walter
Hardwick of UBC' s Geography Department.
The commission is a crown corporation
which governs public lands and buildings in
Ottawa and West Quebec.
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Renowned cancer
researcher dies at 80
Eminent Canadian cancer researcher, Dr. Robert Noble, the first
director of UBC's Cancer Research
Centre, has died at the age of 80.
For more than 40 years, he devoted
his life to research on a variety of cancer-related topics, including the effects
of hormones on cancer growth and
development, and the treatment of
cancers with chemotherapeutic agents.
In the 1950s, Noble discovered that
extracts of the leaves of the Jamaican
periwinkle plant contained substances—known as Vinca alkaloids—
which he recognized could be used in
the treatment of certain cancers.
Two of the alkaloids he isolated
improved the curability of Hodgkin's
and non-Hodgkin's cancers, and made
possible cures of childhood leukemia.
The drugs remain in common use
throughout the world in the treatment
of these and other malignant conditions.
His discovery of these alkaloids was
the first major advance in cancer che-
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represented an important landmark in
Canada's contribution to cancer research.
Noble was born in Toronto in 1910
where he received his early education.
He began his medical studies in 1929
at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, which he completed at the University of Toronto, where he obtained
hisMDin 1934.
He was awarded a PhD from the
University of London in 1937 and a
DSc degree by the same institution in
In 1960, Noble was appointed as
the first director of UBC's Cancer
Research Centre, where he continued
his research on hormone-dependent
cancers, until his retirement 15 years
Upon his retirment, Noble became
an honorary member of the Division
of Cancer Endocrinology at the B.C.
Cancer Agency where he remained
actively engaged in cancer research
until a few months before his death on
Dec. 11, 1990.
He was a fellow ofthe Royal Society of Canada, an honorary fellow of
the Royal College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Canada, and a past president of the Canadian Physiological
Noble was made an officer of the
Order of Canada in 1988.
A new laboratory will be established
in his name at the Cancer Endocrinology Division of the B.C. Cancer
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UBC authors and guests leaf through the publications on display at the UBC authors'reception. More than
160 UBC authors were honored at the March 18th event, which was hosted by President David Strangway
and University Librarian Ruth Patrick at the Graduate Student Centre. The reception was held to recognize
those members ofthe UBC community who were the authors of books published between January 1990 and
March 1991.
UBC professors win Killam
Research Fellowships
Two UBC professors have been
awarded Killam Research Fellowships
by the Canada Council.
Steve Calvert, a specialist in marine geochemistry, and Kenneth Craig,
a professor in the Department of Psy-
chology, were among 15 Canadian researchers chosen from a list of 154
applicants for the 1991 Killam awards.
Calvert will spend the next yea- in
France researching how the ocean absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and buries it on the sea floor.
Part of his work is being done in conjunction with a 12-nation international
study examining the effects of global
Craig, director of the Psychology
Department's clinical program, will
continue his research on pain by examining how socialization factors influence the manner in which people
display and communicate pain to others. Craig also plans to begin writing a
book about the psychological and social factors of pain which he has investigated during the last 20 years.
The fellowships enable scientists
and scholars to devote up to two years
to full-time research and writing in the
humanities, engineering, social sciences, natural sciences and interdisci-
plinary studies within these fields.
Fifteen other Killam Research fellows were granted second-year renewals of their fellowships. They will share
$1.9 million in research grants with
the new 1991 fellows.
Corporations participate in program
New liberal arts
degree announced
A liberal arts degree is now
available to students who
don't want to focus on a particular area of study.
UBC's new general B.A. program
offers students a course that crosses
several disciplines with a limited concentration in one or more. The program has a wide selection of courses
taken from humanities, creative and
performing arts, social sciences and
"It's an outlet for students with a
broad range of interests," said
Shirley Sullivan, a professor in the
Classics Department and chair of the
new program. "Those students who
want to learn about the arts and
sciences without having to specialize
can now do so."
Designed for students with a broad
range of interests, the motto of the
general B.A. is "Enrichment through
Breadth of Study." Those wishing to
locus themselves in a particular area
can opt for either the honors or major
B.A. programs.
Sullivan said ihe general B.A. will
appeal to students interested in areas
such as Canadian, ethnic. Native and
urban studies where there are no honors or majors degree programs. Sullivan said the general program also provides excellent preparation for Education. Law, Library Science and Social
Introduced this year in Cariboo
and Okanagan Colleges, Sullivan
said the general B.A. may also
attract mature students back to campus to either finish or start their university degree.
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UBC students face the ultimate challenge in the annual Storm the
Wall competition. The competitors, organized in teams of five, swim,
bike, run, and finally storm the wall. I^ast month's sunny skies favored the more than 2,500 student and community participants.
Students get on-the-job training
The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration has been working hard to bridge the
gap between the academic and professional world.
And judging from the response from the Vancouver business community, an internship program
being offered by the Industrial Relations Management Division has done just that.
"The link between the professional world and
the academic world is at the heart of this internship program," said co-ordinator Tom Knight,
who teaches industrial relations management in
the faculty. "The key is to give students a chance
to assess industrial relations and human resource
management career objectives in a working environment."
Knight said he recruits organizations in the
Vancouver area — most of them members of the
Industrial Relations Management Association
(IRMA) — as sponsors. Students in the faculty's
industrial relations management option who apply for internships are evaluated on the basis of
course marks, faculty input and written submissions. The students are then matched up with the
needs of a sponsoring organization.
Knight said interns are expected to fulfil their
professional working requirements while relating
their practical experiences to work in the classroom. The program is open to fourth-year students, nine of whom are currently completing the
internship's first full term. Some of the participating sponsors include MacMillan Bloedel Limited, the Hong Kong Bank of Canada and the
Business Council of British Columbia.
"The interns work a maximum of 12 hours a
week over a fourth-momh session," said Knight.
"The students are given a real opportunity to test
out classroom theories while formulating their
own opinions about the options available to them
upon graduation."
Knight said IRMA's support has been crucial
to the success of the program — support which
has come from people like Dune Wilkins, vice-
president, human resources, ofthe Business Council of B.C.
"The internship program is a heck of a good
idea," said Wilkins. "It gives students a chance to
work in an industrial relations environment.
"The student we cu-rently have on board.
Duane Van Beck, has done a very good job for
us." added Wilkins. "His performance has given
us an appreciation of the measure of the program
in place at UBC. It's an indication ofthe high-
calibre product coming out ofthe university and
it s great to see.
Van Beek, a 21 -year-old from Prince George,
said the experience has been a rewarding one.
"The program gives you a good idea of
what's out there and really helps as far as career
planning is concerned," said Van Beek. "I've
been able to meet a lot of people in the industry
and find out what they do. It's been an excellent
experience for me and has helped bridge the gap
between the theoretical, academic side and the
practical side."
Despite the praise, Knight isn't finished building that bridge.
"We'd like to give employers more choice in
the number of students made available to them,
perhaps through a draft or a job fair," said Knight.
"In addition, more organizations would likely get
on board if we could somehow underwrite a portion ofthe interns' salaries. Perhaps the establishment of an endowment is the answer."
Knight said the internship program has forged
a connection between UBC and the outside world.
"The program is opening doors for the interns,
enriching the professional workplace thanks to
the efforts of these sludents. and giving the university a chance to see how the UBC classroom
experience stacks up in the real world." he said.
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