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UBC's next president, Dr. George
Pedersen, has been welcomed to the
University by incumbent president Douglas
President Kenny said his successor, who
will take office on July 1 next year,   is a
teacher, researcher and administrator who
has gained the respect of the Canadian
academic community for his knowledge of
higher education and for his commitment
to the fundamental principles that
maintain and enhance excellence in
"I know I speak on behalf of the UBC
community when I extend to Dr. Pedersen
congratulations on his appointment and
wish him good fortune in the years ahead.''
'Birds go
for it all
The UBC Thunderbirds, ranked as the
best university football team in Canada all
season, put their reputation on the line at
Varsity Stadium in Toronto this Saturday
(Nov. 20) when they meet the University of
Western Ontario Mustangs in the
Canadian final for the Vanier Cup.
The last time the  Birds made it this far
was 1978, when they lost 16 3 to Queen's
in the final.
UBC met St. Francis Xavier. Atlantic
Conference champions, in Halifax last
Saturday and the game was the most onesided in Atlantic Bowl history,
Thunderbirds winning 54   1. Western
made it to the final by defeating Concordia
17  7.
Running back Glenn Steele, a second-
year Physical Education student, gained a
record 277 yards for UBC and scored four
touchdowns, although he sat out almost all
of the second half.
Backup running back Kent Bowling, in
second year Arts, carried the ball 15 times
for 162 yards, including a 28-yard
touchdown run.
Bruce Barnett, a second-year Arts
student, had his best game in two years
with the Thunderbirds as he intercepted
four Xavier passes, although one was
nullified because of a UBC penalty. He ran
back one interception 56 yards for a
Although UBC goes into Saturday's final
favored to win. Western Ontario has a long
tradition as a strong football school. The
Ontario League champions have won four
national titles  -  in 1971. 1974, 1976 and
Regardless of Saturday s outcome in
Toronto, the Thunderbirds will still have
one last game to play. They go against
Simon Fraser University at Empire Stadium
on Nov. 27 in the annual Shrum Bowl for
the United Way.
Universities endure through
conservatism, says Pedersen
Dr. George Pedersen . . . next president of UBC
Day on campus for NDP MLA's
New Democratic Party MLAs will spend
a day at UBC on Friday, Nov. 26, prior to
the party's annual weekend convention at
the Hotel Vancouver Nov. 27 and 28.
MLAs will have lunch with students and
then attend a series of workshops on
subjects of professional concern to the
legislators. Some of the topics include the
future of the B.C. forest industry,
economic outlook for the province and
Canada, impact of the mega-project
investment on B.C., and crown
corporations. The MLAs will also have an
opportunity to meet scientists at their
research bench in the microbiology
department to learn more about
immunology and biotechnology.
The MLAs will meet UBC President
Douglas T. Kenny in the afternoon. The
day will end with a reception hosted bv the
UBC Alumni Association at Cecil Green
MLA Day is an informal, working day
on the campus that has been arranged by
the University for MLAs for several years.
A basic conservatism has enabled
universities to endure better than almost
anv other social organization, the next
president of the University of British
Columbia, Dr. George Pedersen. said last
Dr. Pedersen. appointed bv the UBC
Board of Governors to succeed Dr. Douglas
Kenny next July 1. was a guest speaker
Nov.  10 at the triennial conference of the
Western Association of Summer Session
Administrators and the National
Association of Summer Sessions. Dr.
Norman Watt, director of Extra Sessional
Studies at UBC. was conference host.
Dr. Pedersen said teaching and research
(good teaching comes from research) has
been basic to the university for more than
500 years. Any changes, lie said, could be
marginal but never fundamental.
He also expressed concern about job
specific programs at the university level.
The problem, he said, is that the value of
a good general education gets lost.
"If we are serious about retraining
people three or four times in their lifetime,
presumably it would be appropriate to
begin with a good general education in the
liberal arts and science.
Dr. Pedersen told his audience of 150
educators from 50 American states and
Canada that we arc living in an age of real
Mankind's survival to some extent is
being threatened by the very forces that
have created our wealth. Science has given
us the knowledge to improve our well-being
in the short run, but perhaps we do not
have the extended wisdom that is necessary
to deal with the long-run effect of our own
Although he said he felt quite positive
about many aspects of university life, his
optimism did not extend to the financial
I think the downturn is deeper and
longer than was initially suggested and that
the next several vears will sec post-
secondary education undergoing a scries of
fixed reductions that have the potential to
produce genuine mediocrity if we arc not
very careful.
Despite the   general gloom of some of
this message    Dr. Pedersen said he
personally was not pessimistic.
"I'm optimistic because universities and
colleges have people as the major
ingredient of their operation.
Dr. Pedersen touched upon many other
aspects of post-secondary education, and
more detailed edited excerpts of his
remarks can be found on Page 4. lie spoke
from notes, without a prepared text.  UBC
Reports has grouped his remarks in terms
of general topics, not necessarily in the
order in which he spoke.
John Piercy Memorial Fund established
A memorial fund has been established
by friends of John Piercy. UBC's associate
registrar who died suddenly Oct. 31.
Peggy Guy, an assistant accountant in
the finance department, general services
administration building, is looking after
the fund and donations should be sent to
her. Cheques should be made out to UBC.
John Piercv Memorial Fund.
Trish Angus of the registrar's office said
a "fairly substantial" amount already has
been received. She said it was hoped that a
John Piercy Memorial Scholarship could be
established from the fund. UBC Reports November 17, 1982
UBC mag takes design award
In times when many small literary
magazines across the country are folding
under economic pressures, PRISM
International, edited and published by
students in UBC's creative writing
department, is more than holding its own.
The magazine has had an increase in
funding this year, has been chosen by a
college professor in San Francisco as a text
for a creative writing course, and has
recently won an award for design
excellence by the Graphic Designers of
PRISM International, which receives
funding from the Canada Council, UBC's
Faculty of Arts, the Leon and Thea
Koerner Foundation and the B.C. Cultural
Fund, has been operating for 23 years. It
was founded in 1959 by a group of
Vancouver writers, teachers and others
with literary interests. At the time, it was
the only Canadian literary magazine west
of Toronto.
The magazine began under the
editorship of Jan de Bruyn (now a member
of UBC's English department) and was
known then simply as PRISM. Among the
new Canadian talents who contributed to
the magazine were Margaret Laurence,
Alden Nowlan, George Bowering, Margaret
Atwood, Irving Layton, Robert Kroetsch,
Raymond Souster, Jack Hodgins, Dorothy
Livesay and Al Purdy.
In 1963, PRISM became affiliated with
UBC student Claire Backhouse models
the gold and silver medals she won in
badminton competition at the 1982
Commonwealth Games in Brisbane,
Australia, last month. Claire is a
fourth-year language student in the
Faculty of Arts and a part-time
employee in UBC's library.
UBC's Department of Creative Writing and
was edited by faculty members in the
department. The name of the magazine
was changed to PRISM International to
reflect an emphasis on works by
international contributors. (Canadian
author Earle Birney, who took over
editorship from 1964 to 1966, felt that
Canadian works should stand in
comparison with works from other
Editorship was turned over to students in
the creative writing department in 1978,
and since then a new student editor has
been selected each year. The current
Editor-in-Chief is Brian Burke.
John Schoutsen, editor of the magazine
in 1981-82, says that changing the
editorship each year assures a constant flow
of fresh ideas and enthusiasm.
"About 15 students, usually from the
MFA program, are involved in the
production of the magazine each year," he
says. "Students work as editorial assistants
the first year, and the editors are chosen
from this group for the following year.
Students can now get academic credit
(Creative Writing 521 — Editing and
Managing a Literary Magazine) for their
work on PRISM International."
Schoutsen was one of the co-winners of
the award from the Graphic Designers of
Canada. The award was given for a series
of three covers (Number 20: 2,3,4) which
were the product of a collaboration
between Schoutsen and graphic designer
Derrick Clinton Carter.
"I hired Derrick because although
PRISM is essentially a  writers magazine', I
thought that more emphasis should be
placed on giving it a marketable
appearance," says Schoutsen.
PRISM International has a press run of
750 copies and is published quarterly. It's
available by subscription and is also sold in
"At the moment Brian Burke is working
on an issue featuring Caribbean writers
which is scheduled for May," says
Schoutsen. "We're also involved in putting
together a special issue to mark the 25th
anniversary of the magazine. The issue will
be about 200 pages and hopefully will
reflect the editorial changes that the
magazine has gone through since 1959."
In spite of the frequent changes in
editorship in the past 23 years, Schoutsen
feels the most important aspect of the
magazine has remained unchanged.
"PRISM was originally created to
provide an outlet for both new and
established writers. The magazine initiated
a policy to publish 'a wide range of styles
and genres in which high quality was the
common element'. I think the various
editors of PRISM have kept the magazine
consistent with its original purpose."
Some questions to ask
about word processing
Four major suppliers of word processing
equipment — AES, Micom, Xerox and
Wang — will be displaying and
demonstrating their current equipment and
software in SUB 207-209 this Friday, Nov.
19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For the benefit of those who are thinking
of buying word processing equipment, the
following article is reprinted from
By Helen Hahn, Animal Resource
Word processing will change the way
your office does its work, so before you buy
your equipment, it will be necessary to
know how your work is presently being
accomplished, and to consider how you will
reorganize your paper flow.
Don't make the dollar cost of the
equipment your first priority. Initially it
may cost more than you had planned to
get started, but this will be returned to you
in the long term if you have planned ahead
for the implementation and management
of your system.
Word processing can alleviate many of
the tedious, repetitive tasks done in your
office. It can also assist you in many other
ways, such as record keeping, accounting
and scheduling.
Here are some questions you should be
asking when you are contemplating the
purchase of a word processor.
Pat McGeer speaks Nov. 24
Dr. Patrick McGeer of UBC's Division of
Neurological Sciences will be guest speaker
during Alzheimer Awareness Day at the
University on Wednesday, Nov. 24.
The disease was formerly known as
dementia, a term from the early days of
psychiatry that carries with it an
association of hopelessness. Alzheimer's
disease is widespread in our society, and
recently researchers have begun to make
some progress in unravelling its effect on
the brain.
It is estimated that one in five Canadians
over 65 is afflicted with the neurological
disorder, and that it accounts for about
half of all nursing home admissions in
There is no known cure.
UBC's Division of Neurological Sciences
in the Department of Psychiatry is well-
known for its work on the disease. Dr.
McGeer, currently on leave as Minister of
Universities, Science and Communications,
will speak on the possible causes and
treatment of the disease in Lecture Hall 4
of the Woodward Building at 12:30 p.m.
Ask Yourself:
1. What kind of jobs are currently being
— correspondence
— form letters
— charts
— directories or lists
— statistical reports
— manuals or course work
— manuscripts or reports
— other
2. Who is doing the typing? How much
time is spent typing?
3. What percentage of the work is typed
more than once? Why is it retyped?
How often? Where does it originate?
4. What are the most difficult typing jobs?
Why are they difficult?
5. Are deadlines set for work projects? Do
you have trouble meeting deadlines?
6. What is the average turnaround time
for a document?
7. Is your workload cyclical (are there
peaks and valleys)?
8. Who is responsible for proofreading
documents? How much time is spent
9. How much time do your typists spend
actually typing? What do they do when
they are not typing?
Ask your Vendor:
1. Does the cost of the equipment, as
quoted, include installation? If not,
what are the installation charges?
2. Will the equipment require special
ventilation or power supply?
3. If special cabling is required, will
building renovations be necessary?
4. What is the cost of the service contract?
When does it take effect and what does
it include?
5. Are there special supplies required to
operate the equipment that can't be
purchased from a regular supplier?
6. What training is offered? What does it
cost? If my trained operator leaves,
must I pay to train the replacement
7. Can the equipment be updated as new
software is developed? What is the cost
of the updating?
8. If my need for word processing
increases, can my present equipment be
expanded to meet my new needs?
Douglas Shadbolt, director of the School
of Architecture at UBC, was awarded an
honorary degree (Doctor of Engineering,
honoris causa) on Nov. 7 by Carleton
University. Prof. Shadbolt was at Carleton
from 1964 to 1979 and established
Carleton s School of Architecture. He was
presented the honorary degree  "in
recognition of his creative contribution to
the teaching of architecture in Canada,
illustrated by the widespread impact of his
ideas as well as by his crucial role in laying
the foundation of two leading schools of
Erich Vogt, former UBC vice-president
for student and faculty affairs and current
director of the TRIUMF project on the
UBC campus, was awarded an honorary
degree on Oct. 21 at the fall convocation
at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Vogt,
who earned his bachelor and master's
degrees from the University of Manitoba,
was cited as "one of Canada's most
outstanding physicists."
Dr. Gerald B. Straley, educational coordinator for the VanDusen Garden in
Vancouver for the past three years, has
been appointed research scientist and
curator of collections for the UBC
Botanical Garden, effective Dec. 1.
Dr. Straley received a Ph.D. in botany
from UBC in 1980, after earlier academic
work at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and Ohio University.
Dr. Straley has published a number of
scientific articles about Oenothera and
arnica, the latter being a member of the
sunflower family in British Columbia. He is
an active member of the American
Association of Plant Taxonomists and the
American Horticultural Society.
David Solkin, an assistant professor in
UBC's fine arts department, was
responsible for organizing an exhibit this
fall at the Tate Gallery, one of England's
most distinguished galleries. Dr. Solkin has
also written the 250-page catalogue that
accompanies the exhibit.
The exhibit is entitled "Richard Wilson,
R.A." (Richard Wilson was a British artist
who lived from 1714 to 1782.)
Bob Seeley, a senior accountant in the
finance department at UBC, was elected
president of the Jericho Tennis Club Oct.
28 at the club's 58th annual general
meeting. Mr. Seeley is ranked No. 1 in
masters singles in B.C. this year.
Mab Oloman became the new day care
coordinator at UBC in August. She
replaces Maureen Molloy who has gone to
New Zealand to complete her Ph.D. in
anthropology. Other new faces at UBC
include Shirley Alexander, who was joined
the Department of Student Housing and
Conferences as a conference coordinator,
and Elizabeth Yeung, a new counsellor at
the Student Counselling and Resources
Shyam Sunder, visiting professor of
accounting at UBC for 1982-83, received
the Notable Contributions to Accounting
Literature Award for 1982 at the annual
meetings of the American Accounting
Association at San Diego. He shared the
award with Prof. Nicholas Dopuch for
their co-authored paper "FASB's
Statements on Objectives and Elements of
Financial Accounting: A Review". The
award is made annually by the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants
on the basis of recommendations from the
American Accounting Association. UBC Reports November 17, 1982
Which twin has the Toni? Students in Prof. Alan Russell's construction engineering class gave him the look-alike jack-o-
lantern as a Halloween present. Robert Weir, a final year undergrad in civil engineering, was the principal carver.
Engineers can create jobs, says dean
According to Dean Martin Wedepohl of
UBC's Faculty of Applied Science, one
answer to our country's sagging economy is
to produce more of what he terms "the
right type of engineers.
"I think the problem with our province
is that it's almost totally dependent on
primary resource industries and we're not
focussing enough attention on developing
secondary industry," says Dean Wedepohl.
"We have to produce engineers with
enough creativity and initiative to start up
small businesses and gradually create more
and more jobs, to cushion ourselves from
the economic situations we face.
"I'm not trying to downplay the
importance of our primary resources, but I
think the present economic situation is an
indication of what lies ahead if we rely on
them exclusively. Look what happens to
our biggest industry when the United States
stops building houses."
UBC's engineering school offers
programs in the areas of electrical,
chemical, civil, mechanical, metallurgical,
bio-resource, geological and mining and
mineral process engineering and
engineering physics. There are about 1,800
undergraduate students enrolled in
Engineering   at UBC and more than 200
graduate students. There are 110 faculty.
"At the moment, UBC is supplying
enough engineers to meet the demand in
the province," says Dean Wedepohl. "But I
don't think we should estimate how many
engineers we need in the same way that we
estimate how many doctors and lawyers the
province needs.
"Engineers should generate jobs, not just
fill them. If we produce enough of the
right type of engineers at UBC, I think it
would make an enormous impact on the
Dean Wedepohl cites some examples.
"The company of Hewlett and Packard was
started in a garage by two men with only
$500. Today the company employs over
40,000 people and has a turnover of about
four and a half billion dollars (US) a year,
which is considerably more than the
biggest industry in our province.
"There is a gigantic electronics base
around Stanford University, with 350
factories that directly attribute their
existence to the engineering program at the
"Engineering should 'create' jobs and
money. And I'm pleased to say that I've
seen many engineers at UBC who show the
kind of initiative necessary to do this."
Dean Wedepohl stresses that it's not easy
for small businesses to survive in the
current economic climate. "It's difficult to
be successful and there's no use pretending
otherwise. To survive you have to have a
better product than everyone else and it
has to be cheaper.
"It takes a highly creative and inventive
mind to carry out projects like this, but I
can list example after example of people
who have been successful."
He adds that funding is a key factor in
promoting creativity in an engineering
"At the moment we're able to maintain
the quality of engineering education
offered at UBC because we received a
government grant increase last year and it's
been renewed this year.
"But space-wise we're bursting at the
seams, particularly in electrical and
chemical engineering, and you can't inspire
creativity by lecturing to a large group of
students in an over-crowded classroom. All
students have the ability and potential to
be inventive, but you have to have the
resources to provide a stimulating
environment for them."
Dean Wedepohl says that in the case of
engineering, cost-effective education is
static education. "Engineering schools
should be 'over-funded' in order to be
effective," he says. "That may seem like a
far-fetched idea in light of the present
funding situation, but engineering
education is most effective after funding
reaches a certain critical level, and we're
not there now, not by a long shot.
"It's a matter of convincing the
government that for every dollar you spend
on engineering education, you get back
$1,000. That's the kind of ratio you're
looking at, if it's done well."
Dean Wedepohl says the idea of
engineering schools at Simon Fraser
University and the University of Victoria
doesn't bother him. "As long as all three
schools were properly funded, it would be
fine with me. I don't think it's important
that UBC have the sole engineering school
in the province. What is important is that
there are three excellent engineering
schools, not three weak ones."
UBC is presently working in co-operation
with Simon Fraser University, which is
setting up a program to offer the first two
years of engineering. "Their program
. would act as a streaming system into the
UBC school, and would provide greater
access to engineering for students living in
Burnaby and surrounding areas," says
Dean Wedepohl. "Faculty members from
UBC are assisting in the development of
the program, which should begin the same
year that UBC first offers the four-year
engineering program." (UBC's engineering
program is currently five years.)
Dean Wedepohl says one of the things
he's particularly pleased about in the
applied science faculty is the growing
number of women enrolling in engineering.
"Before 1976 women were practically
non-existent in engineering. That same
year, the co-operative education program
in engineering for women was established
to encourage women to enter fields that
were traditionally male-oriented. The
program has been a spectacular success.
"The number of women in engineering
has risen from 10 out of 1,400 students in
1976 to 158 out of 1,800 this year. It's still
a minority, but in terms of numbers, it's
quite a jump. I estimate that in the next
five years, about one-third of engineering
students at UBC will be women.
"I think it's a shame that women have
been discouraged from entering
engineering. It's a rewarding career, and
the women enrolled in the school have
shown a lot of leadership, both
academically and in activities outside the
classroom. And they seem to survive the
'rigors' of the engineering environment
quite well."
Looking ahead, Dean Wedepohl says he
would like to see more concentration in the
areas of electronics, computers,
telecommunications, robotics and machine
"It all goes back to the idea of the
necessity of secondary industry," he says.
"We live in an age of computer
technology. We can't afford to ignore the
development of automation.
"Machines will be going down coal
mines, taking down trees, going places that
are dangerous for people. It's inevitable
that jobs are going to be lost. We have to
stimulate the growth of secondary
industries to replace these jobs."
According to Dean Wedepohl, a solution
to our economic difficulties lies in setting
up a 'domino effect' of creating jobs,
putting money into the economy and
creating more jobs.
"It's my ambition that UBC engineers
take up the challenge."
food line
at UBC
Call UBC's Food Information Service
(228-5841) and a recorded voice will refer
you to Edith Adams at the Sun newspaper
or to the Dial a-Dietitian service.
Although the recording says the service
has been 'temporarily' suspended because
of lack of funding, the associate professor
of food science who supervised the service,
Dr. John Vanderstoep, isn't hopeful of an
early resumption.
"Our money for this fiscal year ran out
at the beginning of September," he said,
"and whether or not we'll get anything at
all next April, I have no way of knowing."
The service has been offered by UBC
since 1975, but became full-time only in
1978, when the provincial Ministry of
Agriculture (now Agriculture and Food)
contributed $10,000 to pay the students
who staffed the operation.
The ministry grant rose to $15,000 in
1979-80, stayed at $15,000 in 1980-81,
dropped to $10,000 in 1981  82 and then
was cut to $5,000 this year.
"That kept us going for five more
months," said Prof. Vanderstoep, "and
then we had to close out the service."
When it closed. Food Information
Service had logged 16,351 queries about
food, about 85 per cent by telephone and
15 per cent via letter. It is the only service
of its kind in North America.
The aim of the service is to provide a
source of factual, unbiased information on
all aspects of food which can be easily
understood by the public. Records show
that the subject of greatest interest to
consumers is food safety, food processing
and food preservation — including
canning, freezing, drying, smoking,
pickling and the dangers associated with
improper processing.
Although most calls are from customers,
the service is also used by professionals in
public health and food-related fields
throughout British Columbia, and even by
In the latter category was a fish and chip
shop plagued by rancid oil when frying
fish. Food Information Service researched
the problem and found that the batter
being used on the fish didn't seal in the fat
in fish flesh. The fish oil was getting into
the frying oil and turning it rancid.
A change in the make-up of the batter
solved the problem.
And that kind of assistance can't be
provided by Edith Adams or Dial-a-
Although students serve as the
'information officers', the resources
available to them are extensive, including a
wide range of pamphlets, brochures and
reference texts on file. An accurate and
up-to-date file of useful information
retrieved in response to previous questions
is maintained, and the entire University
library system also is accessible. Faculty
members, of course, are another major
"For the little it,cost for student wages, I
think this has been a real service to the
people of British Columbia," said Prof.
Vanderstoep. "I know the University
doesn't have the money, so I guess we'll
just have to hope the Ministry of
Agriculture and Food can find the means
to restore our grant." UBC Reports November 17, 1982
Pedersen speech covers many points
Edited excerpts of a speech made Nov.
10 by Dr. George Pedersen. who becomes
president of UBC next July 1.
The Basic Tenets
There is a basic stabilitv and a basic
conservatism about universities which will
continue no matter what it is that anv of
us try to do. At least they have been
preserved for some five to six hundred
years, and this is basically because of their
enduring conservatism.
The University has endured better than
almost any other social organization that
you can think of, and that includes many
aspects of religion these days. Because
religion is obviously changing around more
rapidly than has ever been the case before.
The teaching and the research function
remain basic to the universities and I think
it is important to remember, in spite of the
fact that some of us would very much like
to see some changes made, that that
remains the core endeavour and that
whatever it is we may choose to try to do,
we can only do it around the edges. There
can only be marginal kinds of change . . .
We must still maintain and recognize that
basic integrity that is the university.
I think it is critical for anyone working
in a university to remember the basic
tenets on which the operation works. It is
an institution with a unique charge . . .
to not only pass along our heritage in terms
of what we know about our past, but it
also has the responsibility of trying to
determine what we will know in the future.
It is a unique challenge placed on a single
institution. And it is the only institution in
our society that has that as a single charge
... As long as that is borne in mind, I
think there are opportunities for marginal
changes, but they will always be marginal.
they will not be fundamental changes.
The Ivory Tower
Canadian universities tend to think of
themselves in isolation. Geographically, in
B.C. we even put them in isolation, one on
a mountain top, one on a point of land
and one on an island . . . It's no secret
that I do lament the general willingness of
universities to remain too much in
isolation. I do not think you can afford to
do that in this day and age. This situation
comes about for a whole variety of reasons,
not the least of which is a genuine concern
about the autonomy of the institution, one
of the things that universities ought to hold
sacred. But I don't think universities have
to be concerned about autonomy just
because they do a more effective job of
interacting with business and the private
sector. It's my own particular view that we
have not done the job that is necessary to
convince people of the value of our service.
In general, we do a good job on the
teaching side. What is not understood at
all is the importance of the research we do.
We have not done the job that is necessary
to demonstrate the importance of research,
because in the final analysis, good teaching
comes from research. I view the question.
"Are you in favor of teaching or
research?," as a rubbishy question. Good
teaching only comes about as the result of
good research. If it does not come out of
good research, it ought to be done in a
community college or somewhere else, and
that is not to demean that part of the
system, please don t misunderstand me.
But that is the essential distinction between
universities and anv other kind of post-
secondary institution.
The Economy
University presidents are supposed to be
optimistic, even in the most adverse of
times. Assuming this posture, one believes
it is only the world economy that is holding
us down. Once the economic downturn
passes, we will be back in the halcyon days
of the 1960s and earlv 1970s. I would like
to be able to stand here and tell vou that I
believe that. I do not believe it.
Unfortunately, while I feel quite positive
about manv aspects ot university life, this
optimism does not extend to the financial
side. I think the downturn is deeper and
longer than was initially suggested and that
the next several years will see post-
secondary education undergoing a series of
fixed reductions that have the potential to
produce genuine mediocrity it wc are not
very careful.
If I am correct, and I obviously hope
that I am not, the effective management of
decline       that is, treating decline in wavs
which really minimize the academic hurt
will be critical.
The situation is even more difficult in
some parts of the continent, including at
all three B.C. universities, where
enrolments continue to increase but the
dollars go down.
The management of decline is going to
be a significant activity and the degree to
which we are successful in managing that
decline will determine to a large extent
whether we maintain high quality
educational institutions or ones that can
easily slide into mediocrity. Universities
take a long time to build up. High quality
in those institutions is not something that is
instantaneous. But they can decline very,
verv quicklv. And in order to come back
from that, they must go through the same,
extremely long process.
Liberal Education
Undoubtedly, the search for job-specific
kinds of programs will continue on the part
of students. I am concerned about the
extent to which one gets heavily into job-
specific programs at the university level. At
the present time, we are absolutely buried
with people who are going to become
business administrators or computer
I don't think there's any question that
students, when the economy gets tough,
come to the conclusion that the best
answer is to choose a specific program that
appears to have good employment
possibilities. The difficulty with that is the
obvious one  — the value of a general
education gets lost. If we are serious about
retraining people three or four times in
their lifetime, presumably it would be
appropriate to begin with a good general
education in the liberal arts and science.
I don't want to be misunderstood. I have
no quarrel with the professional schools. I
tend to be a very strong supporter of them,
but I'm worried about the market whimsy
that's going on among our young people
and. frankly, I'm concerned about
employers and the way they handle that
issue . . . Part of the difficulty is that we
have not made a good case for recognizing
that a critical component of our
universities       the core of the university —
is good, strong liberal arts and science
We have a nasty little issue, at least in
this part of the world, about transfer
credit. I frankly think there is a lot of
mythology related to that area (and) we
are pretty prone to make a decision in that
area and live with it forever, come hell or
high water.
I should also say. . . . that there is a real
need for some genuine inter-institutional
co-operation. We all recognize that
universities and colleges are to some extent
in competition with one another, for
students, for example, . . . we are certainly
in competition for resources, but if there is
a second benefit coming out of the current
economic downturn, it would be a genuine
recognition on the part of our three
universities that they had better start doing
some things co-operatively and they better
start speaking co-operativelv or we are
going to continue to get picked off one at a
time as has been the case on a number of
occasions in the past.
Continuing Ed
Let me sav a little about continuing or
lifelong education. It is mv own view that
continuing education is going to move right
on to the centre stage of universities. It has
been a peripheral activitv in the minds of
many in the university community .  .  .
And it has been for the wrong reason that
universities have responded to the need for
life-long education opportunities. It's been
because they were terribly afraid of
declining enrolments in the 18-to-24-vear
age group . . . The challenge to
universities to provide continuing education
is an appropriate and critical one, one we
must be prepared to respond to as well as
we can.
I think there are some organizational
dcterants that present difficulties. One is
that continuing education, summer session
education, is not alwavs very clear on what
it is trying to achieve. This is not
surprising, given that the universities
themselves have verv diffuse and unclear
kinds of goals. Universities are notorious
for ambiguities about their goals: they're
ambiguous about the process, they don't
really know how the product gets
produced; and they have great fluidity of
participation, with some participating 25
hours a day. and, in the case of others, vou
have a hell of a time getting them to
attend classes three times a week. These
characteristics make universities very
difficult institutions to talk about and
analyse . . . It's a truism that whatever
goals you derive for your organization have
to be commensurate with the overall
mission of your institution.
Outside Work
I don't believe that publicly funded
institutions ought to become th** private
resource base of individual employees of
the institutions. All three (B.C.)
universities have fairly clearly stated
policies with respect to consulting. But I
think you have to be very careful about
that because the one thing that I don't
want to drive out of any organization is the
sort of entrepreneurial initiative on the
part of individuals and if you are not
careful you can really stymie them.
It's a really tough, delicate balance that
one has to work out. In the U.S., at least
among a number of the private
universities, the way in which you pay
them such atrociously low salaries is to
allow them to do a lot of consulting. But
again, one has to be careful about how
much of that goes on because in the final
analysis they are, in fact, faculty employees
of the institution. They have important
commitments to the place in terms of their
teaching and important commitments in
terms of the kind of research that they do.
I do not believe that it is appropriate at all
to use the resources of the institution for
individual gain but those are all things that
can be worked out.
Co-op Education
I would like to think that we will make
some very serious efforts to try to intensify
and to extend work-study types of effort.
For example, co-op education, which in
my view is one of the most impressive and
important activities we conduct at Simon
Fraser University. Almost without
exception the reaction of potential
employers or employers themselves is one
which is highly positive in terms of the
quality of student who comes out of a coop program as opposed to a student who
comes out of a regular program.
Now I realize that there are all kinds of
logistical problems related to this, but I
honestly don't think that we have attacked
it very seriously. We have one institution in
Canada that has done so, Waterloo
University. It has between six and seven
thousand students on co-op education at
the present time, with a very heavy
emphasis in mathematics, engineering and
the sciences. And while the rest of us are
liavimj our problems financially.  Waterloo
is not being affected to anything near ttie
same extent because it has the linkages
outside that are necessary in order to
maintain support from sources other than
Secondary Schools
We probably shouldn't have gotten into
the business of teaching basic facts and
skills in the way in which we have in some
instances but the problem has been that
there has been such limited articulation
between the secondary schools and the
post-secondary institutions. When we did
have a problem, instead of sitting down
together and trying to resolve it, we chose
instead to point the finger and tell the
secondary schools how inadequate they
were, which alwavs ensured that they were
not going to talk to us. And then we went
ahead and provided all of our courses in
bone-head English or whatever it was we
felt we had to do.
The bottom line is that there has to be
verv careful attention given to articulation
up and down the system.
Age of Concern
We are certainly not enjoying any of the
euphoria of the 1970s: there was a very
inauspicious beginning to the 1980s. We
seem to have reached a point in our
development where all our worst excesses
arc coming together. We have very rapid
monetary growth, we have severe
government overspending, we have high
inflation, we have unstable currencies . .  .
Over the past two years, governments of
the free world have twisted all the policy
screws and levers they have at their
command to no avail. We continue to
suffer the effects of over-population .  . .
there is, on the part of some, major
concerns about the over-escalating arms
races that are going on among the world's
leading nations . . . there are concerns
about pollution, natural-resource
depletion, poverty, unemployment .  .  . the
list goes on and on. Even the basic core
areas, such as religious affiliations, our
immediate and extended families ... a lot
of the social organizations that we have
counted on to give stability to society, have
changed rather impressively.  Education is
the one institution that has not changed all
that impressively ... it maintains its
stabilitv and each of you should recognize
education in that regard, because I think it
will be required to provide assistance in the
time ahead.
In summary, what I've said is that we
live in an age of real contradictions. Never
before have we had so much control over
our environment, nor have we enjoyed such
a high standard of living. Yet we are in
real peril, in ray view. Mankind's survival
to some extent is being threatened by the
very forces that have created our wealth.
Science has given us knowledge to improve
our well-being in the short run. but
perhaps we do not have the extended
wisdom that is necessary to deal with the
long-run effect of our own technologies.
The Future
In spite of the general gloom of some of
this message, I am personally not
pessimistic. I'm optimistic because
universities and colleges have people as the
major ingredient of their operation. At my
current institution. I have never worked
with a group of more devoted and seriously
interested people. And I honestly believe
that if we lay before people in a
meaningful way the kinds of problems
we're faced with, they will assist in their
resolution. UBC Reports November 17, 1982
Incoming UBC president George Pedersen is about to head south from Peace River district of Alberta with the family home
on the back of a rented truck. Neighbors helped Dr. Pedersen dismantle the log cabin in which he was born, numbering
each log as it came down. It will be rebuilt on property Dr. Pedersen has on Bowen Island.
He's ideally qualified, says chairman
Dr. George Pedersen, president of Simon
Fraser University, will become UBC's
eighth president when he assumes office
next July 1.
Dr. Pedersen, 51, will succeed Dr.
Douglas T. Kenny, UBC's chief executive
officer since 1975, who will have completed
39 years of association with his alma mater
when he steps down as president next June
Dr. Leslie Peterson, chairman of UBCs
Board of Governors, in announcing Dr.
Pedersen's appointment on Nov. 5, said the
Board felt it had found in Dr. Pedersen an
ideal individual to succeed Dr. Kenny.
"Dr. Pedersen," he said,   "has had
experience as a student, teacher, researcher
and administrator at all levels of the B.C.
school system and at all three public
universities in the province. He is ideally
qualified to provide the educational
leadership so vital in a comprehensive
institution such as UBC."
Dr. Pedersen is a graduate of UBC, a
former elementary and secondary school
teacher and administrator in North
Vancouver and a university-level professor
and researcher in the field of educational
He joined the University of Victoria in
1972 as dean of the Faculty of Education,
a post he held until 1975, when he was
appointed academic vice-president and
professor at that university. He became
Simon Fraser University's president in 1979.
Dr. Pedersen holds a diploma from the
former provincial normal school in
Vancouver (1952); graduated from the
UBC s next president was welcomed by
the Faculty Association via telegram.
The following wire was sent to Dr.
George Pedersen by association president
Jonathan Wisenthal:
"I am delighted to learn of your
appointment as our next president.
"We warmly welcome you as a colleague
and very much look forward to working
with you."
University of B.C. in 1959 with double
honors in history and geography; was
awarded the degree of Master of Arts by
the University of Washington in 1964 in
the fields of geography and administration;
and received his Doctor of Philosophy
degree from the University of Chicago for
research which focussed on the
administration and economics of
education, topics which continue to engage
his interest as a scholar, writer and
As a student, Dr. Pedersen won
numerous awards, including a University of
Chicago Scholarship and two Canada
Council doctoral fellowships. He also held
a prestigious Ford Foundation fellowship
for three years at the University of
For 13 years from 1952 to 1965, Dr.
Pedersen was a teacher, vice-principal and
principal at five elementary and secondary
schools in North Vancouver.
He enrolled at the University of Chicago
in 1965 to obtain his doctorate and after a
two-year period at the Ontario Institute for
Studies in Education (University of
Toronto) from 1968 to 1970 he returned to
the University of Chicago as an assistant
professor and associate director of the
Midwest Administration Centre.
During this period he served as a
research assistant, consultant and associate
director of a number of major research
studies of schools in and around Chicago.
He was associate director of a $240,000
school finance study for the State of
Michigan in 1966-67 and later served as a
consultant to Michigan Governor George
Romney and the state s education
department on the implementation of the
study's recommendations.
He was also associate director of two
other large-scale studies: a $372,000 Ford
Foundation project on the administration
of public education and a SI million
investigation of pre-service and in-service
programs for educational administrators.
Both studies began in 1970.
From the moment he joined the faculty
at the University of Victoria, Dr. Pedersen
was deeply involved in a number of
provincial and national bodies concerned
with teacher education.
He was a member of the provincial Joint
Board of Teacher Education for three
years and a member of planning
committees for the Canadian Teachers
Federation and the B.C. Council for
Leadership in Educational Administration.
He has also served on a number of
committees of the Universities Council of
B.C., including its business affairs, long-
range planning and program co-ordinating
He chaired the advisory committee on
educational planning for the B.C.
education ministry in 1977-78 and is
currently on the task force on forestry
manpower needs of the provincial ministry
of forestry.
Dr. Pedersen also has a long-standing
interest in international education. He
serves on the advisory committee of the
Office of International Development of the
Association of Universities and Colleges of
Canada and is also a member of AUCC's
board of directors.
He is a member, trustee and governor of
a number of local and national bodies,
including the Arts, Science and
Technology Centre, Discovery Foundation,
the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation,
the advisory committee of the Vancouver
Academy of Music and the Institute for
Research on Public Policy in Montreal.
Born in Northern Alberta, Dr. Pedersen
grew up and received his schooling in the
Fraser Valley community of Chilliwack. He
is married and has two children, a 22-year
old son and a 20-year-old daughter.
Huts coming down
Demolition work is expected to start
within a month along the west side of West
Mall, south of University Boulevard, where
20 Second World War huts will be
The Board of Governors has given
Physical Plant the go-ahead to proceed
with the preparation of working drawings
for a new Physical Plant Service Building,
to be located where some of the huts are
The new building is limited to 84,000
square feet and must cost no more than
$6.5 million, expressed in 1981 dollars.
Faculty members wishing more
information about the following research
grants should consult the Research
Administration Grant Deadlines circular
. which is available in departmental and
faculty offices. If further information is
required, call 228-3652 (external grants) or
228-5583 tinternal grants I.
Dec. 15
• SSHRC: Research Communications
Aid to Associations.
Jan. 1
• Alberta Heritage Fdn. for Medical
Research — Medical Research
• Canadian Veterinarv Res. Trust
Grants-in-aid of Research.
• Donner Canadian Foundation
Research Grant.
• March of Dimes Birth Defects Fdn.
Education Grants.
• MRC: Grants Program       MRC Group.
• Smithsonian Institute   - Astrophysics
Post-doctoral Fellowship.
• World Wildlife Fund (Canada)
General Research.
Jan. 3
• Stanford Humanities Centre
Sutton Weeks Fellowships.
Jan. 10
• Hamber Foundation
• Huntington's Disease Assoc. (US)
Post-doctoral Fellowship.
• National Huntington s Disease (US)
Post-doctoral Research Fellowships.
Jan 15
• Canada Council -   Aid to Artists.
• Canada Council        Explorations Grant.
• Canada Council: Writing/Publications
Translation Grant.
• Imperial Oil Limited   -  University
Research Grants.
• Industry, Trade and Commerce   -
Technological Innovation Studies.
• Industry, Trade and Commerce
Univ. Course Development Grant.
• Lalor Foundation — Fellowship.
• MRC: Grants Program       Travel.
• MRC: Special Programs       Queen
Elizabeth II Scientist Awards.
• Muscular Dystrophy Assn. of Canada
Post-doctoral Fellowships.
• National Research Council Research
Associateships in NRC Labs.
• NSERC: Fellowships Division
Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Gov't
• Smithsonian Institute       Fellowship.
• SSHRC: Intl. Relations Division
Aid to International Secretariats.
Jan. 29
• Canada Mortg. and Housing Corp.
Research Grants  Type A (to $3,500).
Jan. 31
• Arctic Inst, of North America
Northern Studies Fellowship.
• B.C. Medical Services Fnd. (BCMSF)
Research Grant.
• Intern. Agency for Research on Cancer
-— Fellowships for Research Training in
• North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Human Factors Program.
• North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Joint Programs: Human Factors and
Systems Sci.
• North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Systems Science Program.
• Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
Summer Program in India.
Note: All external agency grant
applications must be signed by the Head,
Dean, and Dr. RD. Spratley. Applicant is
responsible for sending application to
agency. UBC Reports November 17, 1982
Home Ec building loaded with laboratories
UBC's School of Home Economics has
completed its move to new quarters at 2205
East Mall, and according to the school's
director, Dr. Roy Rodgers, the move
means a long-awaited modernization of
facilities for faculty and students.
"There has been a substantial upgrading
of labs and teaching areas," says Dr.
Rodgers. "The biggest improvement has
been in research facilities for faculty and
graduate students. For instance, we now
have seven individual nutrition research
labs, in comparision to two in the old
The new building also has a radioisotope
lab for various kinds of radiation
investigation, a cold laboratory with a
freezer attached for work on frozen
sections, a trace elements lab and two
general labs.
"In the family science area of the school,
we now also have a double observation lab
with closed circuit television and sound
capabilities which will allow faculty to
carry out a wide range of studies involving
the observation of human behavior," says
Dr. Rodgers.
He adds that one area of the school that
has been expanded in the new building is
textiles and design.
"Expansion in this area was long
overdue," he says. "Joanna Staniszkis (an
internationally-known tapestry artist who
teaches design in the school) was
functioning in an incredibly inadequate
working area. She now has facilities
appropriate for someone of her standing."
UBC's School of Home Economics is
divided into two general areas: Human
Nutrition (foods and dietetics) and Family
Science (human development, family
science and clothing, textiles and design).
There are about 270 undergraduates and
15 graduate students enrolled in the school
this year.
"In terms of teaching laboratory space,
we have about the same as we did in the
old building," says Dr. Rodgers. "But
again, there's been a marked upgrading of
"In addition to the regular classroom
space, there are six smaller rooms which
seat four or five people that are geared for
teaching or project work in small groups.
"There is also an audio-visual centre
with a preview room and a darkroom. This
is a particularly good addition for the
school, since we tend to use a lot of audiovisual equipment in teaching and the
reporting of research."
Dr. Rodgers says that many people may
have misconceptions about the kind of
study done in Home Economics.
"Home Economics involves the study of a
number of life science and behavioral
science areas. The field of human
nutrition, for example, is chiefly an
application of biochemistry. Our students
must have a strong background in biology,
chemistry and physiology. Many students in
human nutrition also take elective courses
in health sciences, such as pathology,
epidemiology and anatomy.
"Family science and human development
involve the application of sociology,
anthropology, psychology and economics in
a highly multidisciplinary way.
"This building is an excellent
representation of this mix of the life and
behavioral sciences."
82 complaints
for Ombudsoffice
The AMS Ombudsoffice handled 82
complaints in 1981-82, according to the
annual report of Ombudsperson Gray
Mr. McMullin said there were 13
complaints relating to the AMS, 31 about
University administration, 32 academic and
6 non-UBC complaints.
He said 31 of the complaints were
resolved through the assistance of his
office, and there were 16 his office could
not help with. Another 12 complaints were
unsubstantiated, he said, whereas in 23
instances it was just a case of making a
'guilty' party aware of a problem.
UBC's School of Home Economics . . . move to new facilities is complete.
Diet a key in lifestyle counselling
If your idea of preparing dinner' means
picking it up at a drive-through window,
and your daily exercise consists of watching
football on television, you may be a prime
candidate for the nutrition and lifestyle
counselling facility being proposed by Dr.
Nancy Schwartz of UBC's School of Home
Dr. Schwartz, an expert in the field of
clinical nutrition and community nutrition
education, has collaborated with Dr. John
Milsum, director of UBC's Division of
Health Systems, on the development of a
computerized nutrition and lifestyle
counselling facility.
"The proposed system would have clients
input information into the computer about
all health-related aspects of their
lifestyle — factors such as diet, exercise,
smoking, stress, how they spend their
leisure time, etc.," says Dr. Schwartz.
"They would receive immediate feedback
about possible health risks from their
current lifestyle, and would be given
suggestions on how to change their diet
and exercise program to promote better
"We would also identify individuals who,
though they may not need immediate
medical attention, run a high risk of
disease and offer them counselling."
Dr. Schwartz says that there are many
Research goes far afield
In recent years, an increasing amount of
emphasis has been placed on family science
— the study of human behavior,
particularly as it relates to the family unit
in UBC's School of Home Economics.
One example of the type of research
being carried out in the family science
division is a project by Dr. Anne Marie
Tietjen which explores the influences that
promote or discourage helpful behavior in
"I'm interested in co-operative behavior
because I think it's a very necessary
behavior for the survival of the human
race," says Dr. Tietjen.
Studies on this topic have been done in
North America, but Dr. Tietjen wanted to
work in a culture where values were likely
to be quite different.
"I conducted my research in Uiaku, a
small village on the southeastern coast of
Papua New Guinea. I chose an area where
there would be a high value placed on cooperative behavior so I could try to find
out why this was so."
Dr. Tietjen collected data using a variety
of methods. She had the children play a
game in which success is based on cooperative behavior (the game has been
used in the North American studies) to see
whether the children were inclined to work
together or compete with each other. She
also told the children stories about a child
who encounters a person in trouble and
recorded their responses about whether
they thought the child in the story should
give up something he or she wanted to do
to stay and help the person. She also
recorded their children's reasons for
making their choice.
"I also did extensive observations on 44
children in the village to learn about cooperative and pro-social behavior in their
daily lives," she says.
"My interest was focused not only on
how the children behaved, but the
reasoning behind their behavior."
Dr. Tietjen also spoke with the mothers
of the 44 children about their child-rearing
practices, and observed the way infant
children were cared for.
"I wanted to get as broad a picture as
possible about the influences in the
children's lives," she says.
Both Dr. Tietjen and her husband, an
anthropologist, collected data about the
norms, customs, beliefs and social
organization of the people in the village.
So far, Dr. Tietjen's results indicate that
the children she studied were co-operative
in nature and became even more so as they
grew older.
"This is quite different from the findings
of some of the North American studies,"
she says. "North American children tend to
be competitive and become even more
competitive as they get older.
"In our culture, we place a lot of
emphasis on competition and on individual
achievement rather than on group
participation. Of course, there are many
children in North America who are
brought up to value co-operation, but in
general, we place less value on it than
some other cultures.
Dr. Tietjen will be returning to New
Guinea in May for three months to
continue her research.
diseases in our society that could be
prevented or minimized by proper diet.
"There is a lot of evidence, for instance,
that people who are obese run a high risk
of becoming diabetic. The majority of
Canadians who are diabetic are obese, and
these same people could probably control
their disease if they lost weight and kept it
In addition to secondary illnesses caused
by diabetes (heart disease, impairment or
loss of eyesight, kidney disorders, diseases
of the nervous system), Dr. Schwartz also
cites high blood pressure, strokes, diseases
of the intestinal tracts and some types of
cancer as diet-related disorders.
"We are a very time-conscious society,
and we consume a lot of fast foods' and
packaged foods," she says. "Surveys have
shown that Canadians tend to eat too
many highly refined foods, foods that are
high in sodium, sugars and fat.
"Instead, we should be eating more
foods that are high in fibre and low in fat,
such as fruit, vegetables and whole grains.
Basically, it's just a matter of consuming in
The nutrition and lifestyle counselling
facility will provide some general education
about diet and exercise in addition to the
personal counselling.
"We have proposed the production of
three educational video-tapes each about
30 minutes long that deal with various
aspects of nutrition and fitness," says Dr.
Schwartz.   "Sometimes people just aren't
aware of the importance of proper diet. Of
course, there are also people who need a
lot of convincing to change aspects of their
Dr. Schwartz hopes to begin setting up
the program in the new year, subject to
funding from federal and provincial
granting agencies. The initial project will
involve 150 clients on a referral basis from
doctors and health units. The research
proposal involves development of the
facility and an evaluation of its cost-
"We're hoping the system will eventually
be used not only at UBC, but will have
widespread use in public health units.
"We have a tremendous amount of
information that we believe could help
people lead healthier lives," says Dr.
Schwartz. "I'm not saying that people will
live forever if they follow our advice, but
people can improve the quality of their
lives if they are aware of how to keep their
bodies functioning properly." ALM.i.~umai"i«MP i
UBC Reports November 17, 1982
New plant
under way
The UBC Botanical Garden has
launched a new plant introduction scheme
developed in co-operation with the B.C.
Nursery Trades Association and the B.C.
Society of Landscape Architects.
This program, under development for
the past two years, received major grants
totalling $145,000 for the coming year
from the Devonian Group of Charitable
Foundations, Calgary, and the Science
Council of British Columbia.
The principal objectives of the program
are to use the collections of the UBC
Botanical Garden as a resource to provide
new material to the nursery trade. The
garden will also serve as a centre for
receipt of new material from other
institutions within North America, Europe
and Asia. The program will serve to
encourage both landscape architects and
local authorities to use material that has
been selected by an expert panel. In
addition, it will provide for the release of
new research information on the culture,
propagation and maintenance of new plant
The major sources of plant material for
this plant introduction scheme will be from
the Botanical Garden's own collections
which number more than 12,000 individual
plant types. In addition to this primary
source of plant material, arrangements
have been negotiated with at least two
European institutions to provide specialized
and selected clonal material from existing
programs in Europe. Co-operative
programs already exist with the U.S.
National Arboretum and the Saratoga
Horticultural Foundation in the U.S.
On Nov. 4, a selected panel of
horticulturalists from B.C., Washington
and Oregon met to review potential
material for introduction into the program
for 1983. It is anticipated that the first
introduction will be made available by
fixed price sale to the nursery trades
industry in the spring of 1983.
It was very much a team victory, said coach Gail Wilson, so here's the team that defeated University of Toronto 3  1 in the
field hockey game that gave UBC the 1982 national championship.  Top row, from the left: coach Wilson, Anne Crofts,
Sandy Mackay, Sally Sherwood, foni Franks,  Wendy Westermark, Terri Drain, Dana Sinclair, Robyn Sinclair, manager Mim
Potts. Bottom, from left: Alison Palmer, Di Popowich, Bev Kelly, Carrie Lockwood, Helen Olynyk, Jean Mustard, Sally
Vancouver 'index' will tell you where
A major bibliography project is under
way in UBC's Main Library to honor
Vancouver's 100th birthday in 1986.
The two-year project, funded by a
$72,000 grant from the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council, will result in
an on-line data base of information about
the city of Vancouver, with material from
UBC collections, the Vancouver Public
Library, the Vancouver City Archives, the
Provincial Archives of B.C., local church
archives and the Public Archives of
Laurenda Daniells, Frances Woodward
and Anne Yandle of UBC's Special
Collections Division are the principal co-
investigators on the project. Chief research
assistant is Linda Hale, a graduate of
UBC's School of Librarianship who also
holds a master's degree in history from
"We hope to collect several thousand
pieces of information for the data base,"
said Ms. Hale. "We're including references
for books, maps, journal articles,
photographs, manuscripts, films, video
tapes, sound recordings, microfilms,
government records and data files."
The information is being stored using a
bibliographic system developed this
summer by Ms. Hale and Brian Owen, a
librarian and computer systems analyst at
UBC. Four students in the School of
Librarianship will be working on a part-
time basis, gathering and entering data.
The Vancouver Historical Society is
planning to publish the bibliography for
the Vancouver Centennial in 1986.
Japan now admits foreign faculty
Foreigners can now become faculty
members at Japanese universities.
A "Law concerning the special measure
for the appointment of foreign nationals as
faculty members at national and public
universities" was passed by the Japanese
parliament and came into force earlier this
The purpose of the new law, according
to the Japanese Ministry of Education, is to
further the development of teaching and
research at universities and equivalent
research institutions, as well as to promote
international exchange in academic fields.
Until now, it has been legally impossible
in Japan for foreigners to be appointed as
professors or lecturers at national and
public universities. Foreigners, mostly
engaged in the teaching of foreign
languages, were accepted only by contract
of service on an individual basis.
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the weeks of Dec. 5 and Dec. 12,
material must be submitted not later than
4 p.m. on Thursday. Nov. 25. Send notices to
Information Services, 6328 Memorial Rd. (Old
Administration Building). For further
information, call 228-3131.
The Vancouver Institute.
Saturday, Nov. 20
Whither Western
Canada? Dr. Peter
Meekison, deputy
minister, Federal and
Affairs, Alberta.
Saturday, Nov. 27
Newspaper Publishing:
Truth or Profits. Gerald
Haslam, publisher, The
Both lectures take place in Lecture Hall 2 of the
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre at
8:15 p.m.
Music Recital.
Graduate Recital. Admission is free. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Nutational Damping of Wind-Induced
Oscillations. F. Welt. Room 1215, Civil and
Mechanical Engineering Building. 3:15 p.m.
Management Science Seminar.
Prof. F.H. Clarke, Mathematics, UBC.
Penthouse, Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Applications of Some Recent Results in
Asymptotic Expansions. Prof. Roderick Wong,
Mathematics, University of Manitoba. Room
229, Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Biochemistry Seminar.
Novel Catalytic Role for Pyridoxal Phosphate in
Glycogen Phosphorylase. Dr. Steve Withers,
Chemistry, UBC. Lecture Hall 6, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
Zoology "Physiology Group"
Physiological Mechanisms of Prey Capture in
Teleost Fish. Dr. George Lauder, Anatomy,
University of Chicago. Room 2449, Biological
Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Student Recital.
Margaret Kuhl, mezzo-soprano. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 8 p.m.
Anthropology and Sociology Lecture.
Northwest Coast Slaves: Their Character and
Behaviour. Dr. Leland H. Donald,
Anthropology, University of Victoria. Room
209, Anthropology and Sociology Building.
11:30 a.m.
Science in Society Series.
The Media and Standards. Peter von
Stackelberg, Edmonton Journal. Lecture Hall 3,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
12:30 p.m.
Bio-Resource Engineering Lecture.
Technology Transfer in Developing Countries.
Dr. S. Pendakur, Community and Regional
Planning, UBC. Room 260, MacMillan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Inositol's Role in Carbohydrate Interconversions
in Plants. Dr. Frank Loewus, Institute of
Biological Chemistry, Pullman, Washington.
Room 3219, Biological Sciences Building.
12:30 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar.
Structured Machine Design. Prof. R. Hobson,
Computer Science, SFU. Room 402, Electrical
Engineering Building. 1:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
The Biology of Tidal Fronts on the B.C. Coast.
Dr. T.R. Parsons and R. Ian Perry,
Oceanography, UBC. Room 1465, Biological
Sciences Building. 3 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture.
Classical Physical Chemistry is Alive and Making
Whorls with Calcium Ions in Acetabularia.
Prof. L.G. Harrison, Chemistry, UBC. Room
250, Chemistry Building. 4 p.m.
English Colloquium.
Canada and the Caribbean: Literary Images,
Affinities and Interactions. Prof. Diana Brydon,
English, UBC. Penthouse, Buchanan Building.
4 p.m.
Gerontology Seminar.
Cognitive Processes and Aging —
Intelligence, Memory and Problem Solving. Dr.
Michael Chandler, Psychology, UBC. Lecture
Hall 3, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. 7 p.m.
Student Recital.
Jean Hay, clarinet.   Recital Hall, Music
Building. 8 p.m.
Pharmacology Seminar.
Role of Vasopressin and Angiotensin in the
Control of Arterial Pressure and Cardiac
Output. Dr. C.C.Y. Pang, Pharmacology, UBC.
Room 114, Block C, Medical Sciences Building.
12 noon.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Skriabin and Chopin. Jane Coop,
piano. Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
English Lecture.
Working the Oracle: The Australian Frame of
Reference. Dr. Adrian C.W. Mitchell, Sydney
University. Sponsored by the Committee on
Lectures. Room 204, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Medieval Studies Lecture.
Le Fabliau Francais du Vilain Asnier et un
Conte d'Algazel. Prof. Alvaro Galmes de
Fuentes, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain. Room
A203, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Slice Jet Impingement and the Backflow on
Twin-Wire Paper Machine. N.V. Gune,
Chemical Engineering, UBC. Room 206,
Chemical Engineering Building. 2:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Lecture.
B.C. Hydro's Solar Activities. Mr. Lyle
McClelland, Residential Applications Engineer.
B.C. Hydro. Room 214, Electrical Engineering
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
Satellite Solar Radiation Assessment. Mr.
Clifford Raphael. Room 201, Geography
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
Some Non-Standard Problems in Multivariate
Decision Theory. Dr. Michael Perlman,
Statistics, University of Washington. Room 308.
Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
Institute of Asian Research Seminar.
The Historical Development of East Indian
Economic Activity in British Columbia. Kamal
Prasad, post-doctoral research fellow. Institute
of Asian Research. Room 604, Asian Centre.
4:30 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
The Ins and Outs of Snowshoe Hare Population
Dynamics: Factors Affecting Emigration and
Immigration. Dr. Stan Boutin, Animal Resource
Ecology, UBC. Room 2449, Biological Sciences
Building. 4:30 p.m.
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The Honorable J.V.
Cecil Green Park.
UBC Contemporary Players.
Co-directed by Eugene Wilson and Stephen
Chatman. Recital Hall. Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Amnesty International Film.
Your Neighbour's Son.  Discussion to follow. For
further information visit Amnesty UBC office
SUB 230D noon weekdays. Room A102,
Buchanan Building.  12:30 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Lecture.
Studies on Descending Influences of Cat Spinal
Cord Nociceptor Driven Neurones. Peter Soja,
Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC. Lecture Hall 3,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
12:30 p.m.
Creative Writing Lecture.
Writing Nonfiction. Klinor Wachtel. Penthouse,
Buchanan Building.  12:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Lecture.
Shuswap Tcrrane of British Columbia and the
Core Complex Problem. Dr. R.L.  Brown.
GEOTEX. Room 330A. Geological Science*
Building.  12:30 p.m.
Institute of Asian Research Films.
The Doctor and The Saul and l-.nemy Alien.
Auditorium, Asian Centre.   12:30 p.m.
Noon Hour Travels with Zoologists
Malaysia Viewpoints ol an Angler, Dr, E.
Tan, Universitv of Malaysia. Penang. Room
2000, Biological Sciences Building.  12:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Selective Solar Coatings: Non stoichiometric
Semiconducting Oxides by Sputtering. Michael
Brett, UBC. Room 318, Hennings Building.
2:30 p.m.
UBC China Seminar.
History or Tradition: Ho Ching Ming and the
Archaist Movement in Ming Poetrv. Prof.
Daniel Bryant, Centre for Pacific and Oriental
Studies, University ol Victoria. Sponsored bv the
Institute of Asian Research and Department of
Asian Studies. Room H04. Asian Centre.
3:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
On  Time. Prof. Luis de Sobrino,  Physics, UBC.
Room 201, Hennings Building. 4 p.m.
Fall Forum Series.
A President for the 80s
Clyne. Chancellor, UBC.
7:30 p.m.
UBC Collegium Musicum.
Music of the 15th to 17th centuries, co-directed
by John Sawyer, Paul Douglas and John
Chappell. Recital Hall, Music   Building. 8 p.m.
Bio-Resource Engineering Lecture.
Technology  Transfer to Nigeria in Irrigation
and Agricultural Mechanics: Educational
Aspects. Bob Tait. Room 315, McLeod
Building.  11:30 a.m.
UBC Collegium Musicum.
Music of the 15th to 17th centuries, co-directed
by John Chappell. Paul Douglas and John
Sawyer.  Recital Hall.  Music   Buildint;.
12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
An Update on Limb Development. Dr. S.
Clarren. Parentcraft Room. Grace Hospital.
1 p.m.
Linguistics Colloquium.
Aktionsart, Aspect and Latvian Preverbia: A
Problem in Linguistic Description. Ingrida
Brenzinger, senior instructor,  Linguistics, UBC".
Room D121, Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
International House.
Community Liaison Group pot-luck dinner with
international cuisine. For reservations, call
228-5021 or Mary Gerry at 2ri3-923ti. 6:30 p.m.
UBC Opera Theatre.
Music of Mozart, Rossini. Harnick. Verdi and
Gounod, directed by French Tickner. Old
Auditorium. 8 p.m.
Graduate Student Society.
Pre-Christmas Dance. For more information,
call 228-3202. Graduate Student Centre. 8 p.m.
UBC Opera Theatre.
Music of Mozart, Rossini. Harnick, Verdi and
Gounod, directed bv French   Tickner. Old
Auditorium. 8 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Prosthetic Heart Valve Design, Test
Methodology and Performance. Dr.  P. Blais,
Bureau of Medical Devices, National
Department of Health & Welfare. Room  1215,
Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building.
3:15 p.m.
£-">uth Asia Colloquium.
Agrrcultural Research in Sri Lanka: Its
Assumptions, Structure and Impact. Dr. Adam
Pain, School of Development Studies, University
of East Anglia. England. Room 615, Asian
Centre. 3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Thermodynamics of Ice Shelves. Dr. Mary
Williams, National Research Council. Room
229, Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Bio-Resource Engineering Lecture.
Dangerous Knowledge        Issues in Responsibility
and   Technology Transfer. Dr. Edwin Levy,
Philosophy, UBC. Room 260, MacMillan
Building.  12:30 p.m.
Practical Writing Lecture.
How to Write a Proposal, and Precis
Preparation for Policy Drafting. Dean Peter
Larkin, Graduate Studies, UBC, Room 201.
Computer Science Building.  12:30 p.m.
Botany Lecture.
Photochrome Regulation of the Expression of
Two Nuclear-Encoded Genes for Chloroplast
Proteins. Dr. E. Tobin, Biology, University of
California, Los Angeles. Room 3219, Biological
Sciences Building.  12:30 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar.
CMOS Integrated Circuit Design.   Tom Foxall,
president. Pacific Microcircuits Ltd. Room 402.
Electrical Engineering Building.  1:30 p.m.
Asian Studies Lecture.
Some Special Uses of Japanese Polite Forms in
Public  Speaking. Prof. Kazuko Inoue,
International Christian University,   Tokyo. Room
604, Asian Centre. 3:30 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture.
Chemometrics. Prof. B. Kowalski, University of
Washington, Seattle. Room 250, Chemistry
Building. 4 p.m.
Labour Economics Seminar.
Allocation of Entrepreneurial Resources through
Tenancy Contracts. Ashok Kotwal. Room 351,
Brock Hall. 4 p.m.
Gerontology Seminar.
Nutrition and the Elderly. Dr. Patricia Gallo,
Home Ecomonics. UBC. Lecture Hall 3,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
Asian Studies Lecture.
Sati   or Widow Burning in Medieval India.
Prol. Susil Chaudhuri. History, University of
Calcutta. India. Room D230. Buchanan
Building.  11:30 a.m.
Pharmacology Seminar.
Isonia/id: More than just an Anti-tubercular
Drug. Dr. J.M. Wright. Pharmacology, UBC.
Room  114. Block C, Medical Sciences Building.
12 noon.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Woes, Wiles, Wits, and Whimsies        Women in
Song. Catherine Robbin, mezzo soprano and
Linda Lee  Thomas, piano. Recital Hall, Music
Building.  12:30 p.m.
English Lecture.
A reading of her short story Antigone and
discussion of the problems of the genre. Sheila
Watson, Canadian novelist, Nanaimo.
Sponsored by the Committee on Lectures. Room
100. Buchanan Building.  12:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
Northern Development in Canada and the
Soviet Union. Mike Bradshaw. Room 201,
Geography Building. 3:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
Statistical Aspects of Assessment of Marine
Mammal Populations. Dr. Don Ludwig,
Mathematics and Animal Resource Ecology.
UBC. Room 308, Angus Building. 3:30 p\rn.
Asian Studies Lecture.
Asian Merchants, their Commercial
Organization and European  Trading
Companies: Bengal in the 18th Century. Prof.
Susil Chaudhuri, History, University ol Calcutta,
India. Room D306. Buchanan Building.
3:30 p.m.
Economic Theory Seminar.
Deadweight Loss. Lee Edlefson, University of
Washington. Room 351, Brock Hall. 4 p.m.
Institute of Asian Research Seminar.
Economic Relations between Japan and Canada:
Past and Present. Dr. Clyde Weaver,
Community and Regional Planning, UBC.
Room 604, Asian Centre. 4:30 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
Adaptive Flexibility in Foraging Behavior of
Fishes. Dr. Larry Dill, Biological Sciences, SFU.
Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building.
4:30 p.m.
Urban Land Economics Lecture.
Neighborhood Change: A Canadian Perspective.
Prof. Jonathan Mark and Prof. Michael
Goldberg, Urban Land Economics. UBC.
Penthouse, Angus Building.  11:30 a.m.
UBC Choral Union.
Music of Palestrina, Gabrieli and Wilson,
directed by James Schell. Recital Hall, Music
Building.  12:30 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar.
Hepatic Androgen Binding Protein: A Receptor?
Geoffrey Sunahara, Pharmaceutical Sciences,
UBC. Lecture Hall 3, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre.  12:30 p.m.
Plant Science Seminar.
Legume Microbiology in Sri Lanka and the Use
ot Inoculation on Soybean (Glycine max L.
(Merr)). Dr. Adam Pain, Development Studies,
University of East Anglia. England. Room 342,
MacMillan Building.  12:30 p.m.
Institute of Asian Research Films.
Immigration Law        A Delicate Balance and
Everybody s Prejudiced. Auditorium, Asian
Centre.  12:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Lecture.
The Permian Configuration of the Continents
the Paleomagnetic Evidence. Dr. E. Irving,
GSC. Room 330A, Geological Sciences Building.
12:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Domains and Dislocations in the Charge-
Density Wave States of 2H  TaSe2- Michael
Walker, University of Toronto. Room 318,
Hennings Building. 2:30 p.m.
Fall Forum Series.
The University Endowment Lands: Park,
Research Park or Housing? Bvron Olson, Olson
Architects. Cecil Green Park. 7:30 p.m.
UBC Wind Symphony.
Music of lull, Bennett. Milhaud, Bock and
Copland, directed by Martin Berinbaum. Old
Auditorium. 8 p.m.
Urban Planning Lecture.
Why Planning? Ray Spaxman. director oi
Planning. City of Vancouver. Room 102.
Lasserre Building.  11:30 a.m.
UBC Wind Symphony.
Music ol   lull. Bennett. Milhaud. Bock and
Copland, directed by Martin Berinbaum. Old
Auditorium.   12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
X-Linked Mental Retardation. Dr. B.
McGillivrav. Dr. F. Dill and Dr. D. Herhst.
I'arencratt Room, Grace Hospital.   1 p.m.
Linguistics Colloquium.
A I.exicalist Analysis of Japanese Complex
Predicates. Dr. Kazuko Inoue, Internationa!
Christian t'niversitv. Mitaka. Japan. Room
1)121. Buchanan Building. 3:3(1 p.m.
UBC Choral Union.
Music of Palestrina, Gabrieli and Wilson,
directed by James Schell.  Recital Hall, Music
Building. 7:30 p.m.
Grade 12 High School Honour
Students from British Columbia Schools. Recital
Hall. Music Building. 9:30 p.m.
Early Music Concert.
Hortulani  Musii ae. Co sponsored by the
Vancouver Society for Earlv Music and the UBC
Department of Music. Tickets: $8.50 regular;
S6.00 students seniors. For further information,
please call the VSEM. 732 1610. Recital Hall.
Music Building. 8:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading
Canadian poet Miriam Waddington will give a
reading ol her work on Friday, Nov. 19 at
12:30 p.m. in Room 203 of the Buchanan
Blood Donor Clinic
A Blood Donor Clinic will be held in Totem
Park Residence on Monday. Nov. 29 from 3 to
9 p.m.
Volunteer Connections
Faculty, staff and students are invited to
investigate volunteer opportunities lor career
development or personal satisfaction, bv making
an appointment with Volunteer Connections in
the Student Counselling and Resources Centre
(Room 200. Brock Hall). Volunteer Connections
has contacts with more than 400 community
organizations in Vancouver and many more
throughout the Lower Mainland, For
information, call 228-3811.
UBC Fine Arts Gallery
Currently on display at the Fine Arts Gallery,
located in the basement of the Main Library,
are 4b drawings from the permanent collection
of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.   The
gallery is open from 10 a.m. to f> p.m..   Tuesday
through Saturday.
Asian Exhibition
An exhibition of paintings bv artist Dat Han
(Tom) Dam will be on display in the
Auditorium of the Asian Centre from Nov.  17 to
21.   The exhibit will be open daily from
11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Museum Gift Sale
The Museum of Anthropology is having a pre-
Christmas sale of unusual arts and crafts on
Nov. 23 from  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more
information, call 228-5087.
Art Show and Sale
Fnamel crafts and pastel paintings by (can
Grant Horner will be on display in the UBC
Faculty Club on Wednesday, Nov. 24. in Salons
B and C. Items will also be for sale.
Frederic Wood Theatre
Trojan   Women by Euripides opens tonight
(Nov.  17) and continues until Saturday. Nov. 27
(except Sunday). Admission is Sb.oO; $4.f>0 for
students and seniors. For more information, call
Microinjection Workshop
A workshop on microinjection of cells and cell
nuclei will be given by Dr. Mario Capecchi.
Biology, University of Utah on Monday, Dec.  13
and   Tuesday. Dec.  14 at the B.C. Cancer
Research Centre. Participation will be limited to
15 people.  For more information, call  Dr.
Jurgen Vielkind at 873-8401,
Helliwell at Luncheon
The UBC local of AIKSKC       the International
Association of Students in Commerce and
Economics        is sponsoring a business luncheon
on Nov . 2").   The guest speaker will be |ohn
Helliwell, professor of economics at UBC and
recently appointed chairman of the advisory
panel of economists which will make policy
recommendations to Finance Minister Marc
Lalonde.  Prof. Helliwell will discuss the
Canadian economy from an international
perspective. For more information, call
Fotheringham at Bookstore
Newspaper columnist and occasional author
Allan Fotheringham will be at the UBC
Bookstore on Friday. Nov.  19. from  12:30 to
1 p.m. to autograph copies of his new book.
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