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UBC Reports May 29, 1985

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UBC Reports. May 29, 1985
Rick Hansen:
On the mad
Rick Hansen
Two University of B.C. students are
currently on the road to raise money tor
spinal cord research and patient-care
services for cancer victims
The most ambitious of the projects is
the Man-in-Motion World Tour by
paraplegic physical education student
Rick Hansen, which began March 21 in
Vancouver and is linked to the theme ol
transportation and communication of Expo
86, the World Exposition which begins
here next year.
Hansen, a world-class wheelchair
marathoner, will wheel 25,000 miles around
the world, visiting more than 34 countries
and 60 cities, with the aim of raising $10
million for spinal cord research and to
demonstrate the value of sport and
recreation as a form of rehabilitation.
As of May 29, Hansen had travelled
3,218 miles of his round-the-world tour and
is currently in Beaumont, Texas.
Hansen's Vancouver office said that the
rate at which donations to the fund have
been coming in has accelerated in recent
weeks and the total now stands at
$230,000. However, tour officials point out
that expenses for the round-the-world
journey are estimated at $900,000.
Donations can be made by calling
Aymen Nader, a third-year philosophy
student at UBC, began his journey across
Canada by bicycle to raise money for
services for cancer patients on April 25, the
day after he finished writing his spring
While he hopes that a substantial
amount of money will be raised within
the UBC community, contributions from
any group or individual are welcome.
Cheques made payable to the B.C. and
Yukon Division of the Canadian Cancer
Society should be sent to the division's
headquarters at 955 West Broadway,
Vancouver, V5Z 3X8. Contributors should
note on the cheque that the donation is
for the "21 Vancouver to Montreal" special
Congregation Schedule
Here s a dav-bv-day schedule lor UBC s 7985 C ongregation. listing the honorary and
academic degrees to be conferred al ceremonies that begin at 9:'30 a.m and 2 30 p m.
each day in the War Memorial Gymnasium.
Please note that tea, coitee and refreshments will be served to all those attending
Congregation immediately following each ceremony. In tine weather, tables are sot up
outdoors adjacent to the Student Union Building  The reception takes place inside the
Student Union Building in inclement weather.
Also noted in the schedule are the names ot the Congregation speakers and the student
valedictorians, who speak briefly on the gifts to the University from the graduating class
9:30 a.m. — The honorary degree of Doctor of Literature (D. Litt.) will be conferred on
former UBC student and teacher Arthur Erickson, the well-known architect. The following
academic degrees will be conferred in the disciplines of Agricultural Sciences,
Engineering, Forestry, Architecture, Community and Regional Planning and
Interdisciplinary Studies: Ph.D., M.A., M.A.Sc, M.Eng., M.F., M.A.S.A., M. Arch.,
B.Sc.(Agr), B.L.A., B.A.Sc, B.S.F. and B.Arch. Congregation speaker — Prof. Bervl March,
acting dean, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. Valedictorian — Brian Cornish, Faculty of
Applied Science.
2:30 p.m. — The honorary degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc) will be conferred on UBC
graduate Robert Langlands, an outstanding mathematician currently working at the
Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University. Academic degrees to be conferred in
the field ot Science are: Ph.D., M.Sc. and B.Sc. Congregation speaker — Prof. Cyril
Finnegan, dean of the Faculty of Science. Valedictorian — Steven Wellington, Faculty of
9:30 a.m. — The honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) will be conferred on lames
Inkster, a respected teacher, principal and administrator in B.C.'s secondary school system
for 42 years. The following academic degrees will be conferred in the discipline of
Education: Ph.D., Ed.D., MA., M.Ed., M P.E., B.Ed. (Elementary, Secondary and Special
Education), BPE. and BRE. Students who have earned diplomas in the following fields
will be presented to the Chancellor: Adult Education, Counselling, English Education,
Education of Visually Impaired Children, Education of the Deaf and Education of the
Mentally Retarded. Congregation speaker — Prof, lohn H. Calam, Department of Social
and Educational Studies, Faculty of Education. Valedictorian — Marissa Elain Yip,
Faculty of Education.
2:30 p.m. — Honorary degrees will be conferred on UBC graduate Pierre Berton, the
distinguished Canadian author, broadcaster and journalist, who will receive the degree of
Doctor of Literature (D. Litt), and graduate Stuart Keate, former publisher of the Victoria
Daily Times and The Sun of Vancouver and one of Canada's best-known journalists
during a career spanning 42 years, who will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws
(LL.D.). Academic degrees to be conferred on students in the disciplines of Arts, Music
and Library, Archival and Information Studies are: Ph.D., D.M.A., M.A., M.Sc, M.F.A.,
M.Mus., M.L.S., M.A.S., B.A., B.F.A. and B.Mus. Diploma winners in the following fields
will be presented to the Chancellor: Applied Linguistics, Art History, Film/Television
studies, French and German translation. Congregation speaker — Prof. Errol Durbach,
Department of English, Faculty of Arts  Valedictorian — Greg Coleman, Faculty of Arts.
9:30 a.m. — The honorary degree of Doctor of Literature (D.Litt.) will be conferred on
Margaret Siwallace, documenter of the language and culture of her Native Indian tribe,
the Bella Coola, of coastal B.C. Academic degrees to be conferred in the disciplines of
Dental Science. Medicine   Pharmaceutical Sciences, Audiologv and Speech Sciences,
Family and Nutritional Sciences, Nursing and Social Work are: Ph.D., M.A., M.Sc,
M.H.Sc, M.S.N., M.S.W., D.M.D., M.D., B.M.L.Sc, B.S.N., B.Sc.(Pharm.), B.S.R., B.H.E.
and B.S.W. Students awarded diplomas in Dental Hygiene and Periodontics will be
presented to Chancellor Wyman. Congregation speaker — Prof. S.H. Zbarsky,
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine. Valedictorian — Bruce Forster, Facultv
of Medicine.
2:30 p.m. — The honorary degree of Doctor or Laws (LL.D.) will be conferred on |.|.
Tack" Munro, one of Canada s most energetic trade unionists and a leading official in the
International Woodworkers of America. The following academic degrees in the
disciplines of Commerce and Business Administration and Law will be conferred: Ph.D.,
M.Sc. (Bus. Admin.), M.B.A., LL.M., B.Com., Lic.Acct., LL.B. Congregation speaker —
Prof. W.T. Stanbury, Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. Valedictorian —
Scott Fraser, Commerce. Page 3
UBC Reports, May 29, 1985
Welcome to UBC's 1985 Congregation
Welcome to UBC's 1985 Congregation.
At ceremonies beginning at 9:30 a.m.
and 2:30 p.m. on May 29, 30 and 31, the
University will confer academic degrees
on nearly 3,900 students and honorary
degrees on seven individuals who have
made outstanding contributions to public
life, the private sector or university life.
The ceremony which visitors will witness
contains echoes of customs and traditions
which had their origins nearly 1,000 years
ago in the first European universities.
The gowns and hoods worn by students
and faculty members and the degrees to
be conferred are linked to the dress and
academic customs of the high middle
ages, which extended roughly from the 11th
through the 13th centuries.
In medieval times at the University of
Bologna in Italy, for instance, the student
first took a series of private qualifying
exams, just like his modern counterpart,
and if he passed them proceeded to a
public ceremony known as the inception,
where the candidate, accompanied by his
sponsor, set forth a thesis in his area of
study and defended it against questioners.
Candidates for graduate and
undergraduate honors degrees still have a
sponsoring faculty member who supervises
their work in preparing a graduating thesis
and students are still required to defend
their theses at a public, oral examination.
(Contemporary students might well
wish to revive a medieval regulation which
applied to this final, oral exam; the
examiners were required to treat the
candidates "lovingly," on pain of
suspension from their functions for a year.)
The colorful gowns and hoods and
oddly shaped hats worn by faculty
members and students are also linked to
medieval dress. All three items worn by
graduates at today's ceremony — gown,
hood and, in the case of women graduates,
a mortarboard cap — have their histories
rooted in the ordinary medieval apparel
worn in bygone days.
The hood worn by graduating students,
lined with a specific color to indicate the
degree to be conferred, is all that remains
of the real hood that was attached to the
outer medieval garment and which could
be pulled up to cover the head in cold or
inclement weather.
At UBC's graduating ceremony, all
candidates for degrees, with the exception
of Doctor of Philosophy candidates and
honorary degree recipients, enter the War
Memorial Gymnasium wearing their
hoods and carrying their degrees, which
they were handed as they left the Student
Union Building, where the Congregation
procession assembles.
Because the Ph.D. degree is the highest
academic degree awarded by UBC,
doctoral candidates have their hoods
placed over their shoulders after being
presented to Chancellor W. Robert Wyman.
(For a profile of UBC's Chancellor and his
duties, see story on page 9.)
Similarly, honorary degree recipients
receive their hoods after UBC's President
pro tern   Robert Smith presents the
candidate to the chancellor and reads a
citation which outlines the reasons for
conferring the degree. (See page 4 for brief
biographical notes on this year's honorary
degree recipients.)
At UBC's Congregation ceremony the
dean of each faculty, or his nominee,
presents to the Chancellor the students
who have met all the requirements for the
degree offered by that faculty.
When the student's name is read out, he
or she advances across the platform and
kneels on a padded stool in front of the
Chancellor, who taps the student on the
head with his mortarboard and says, "I
admit you."
At this point the student has officially
graduated and entered the ranks of
Convocation, the body largely made up of
all the graduates of the University, which
elects the Chancellor and some members of
Senate every three years. (This issue of
UBC Reports also includes a message from
the UBC Alumni Association. See page
An innovation at this year's Congregation
is the introduction to Chancellor Wyman of
students who have been awarded
diplomas after one or more years of study.
All these students will have been awarded
academic degrees by UBC or another
university. The students will not kneel to
be admitted to Convocation, but Chancellor
Wyman will shake hands with each
diploma recipient as his or her name is
Special recognition is given during the
Congregation ceremony to those students
who stand first academically in their
graduation class. When class leaders are
presented to the Chancellor, the medal
and/or prize that he or she has won is
also announced. Awards are presented by
President pro tern. Smith, who stands on
the Chancellor's left during the degree-
granting ceremony. (The heads of the
1985 graduating class are listed on page
A special presentation is made of the
Governor-General's Gold Medal to the
head of the graduating class in the
Faculties of Arts and Science. Provided
appropriate arrangements can be made, the
provincial lieutenant-governor presents
the gold medal to the top graduating
student. Otherwise, President pro tern.
Smith will do the honors. (For profiles of
some of UBC's 1985 graduates, turn to
pages 11 and 12.
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A message from UBC's President pro tern.
May I welcome each of you to The campus in recent years, and many of our measures. Like institutions of higher
University of British Columbia campus for visitors too, will be aware that UBC has education everywhere, UBC is going
May I welcome each of you to The
University of British Columbia campus for
the annual Congregation for the conferring
of academic and honorary degrees. This is
a significant day in the lives of those who
participate directly in today's ceremony
and of those who observe it.
The day is a significant one for our
graduating students because it will mean
that you have met the rigorous requirements
for obtaining a degree or diploma from
one of Canada's leading institutions of
higher education. The credential you hold
in your hand today is one that is respected
the world over as a reflection of the high
standards of achievement which this
University expects of the students it
This is a significant day, too, for the
parents, spouses and friends of graduating
students. Many of you will have made
considerable sacrifices, material and
otherwise, to ensure that your son or
daughter, husband or wife, or friends were
not unduly preoccupied with problems
that could divert them from their studies.
You are justified in feeling a sense of pride
in having helped someone you care about
to reach their educational objective.
Those of you who have been on the
campus in recent years, and many of our
visitors too, will be aware that UBC has
been faced with significant restraint
Robert Smith
measures. Like institutions of higher
education everywhere, UBC is going
through a period of readjustment in the
face of reduced resources.
I want to assure you, however, that what
is paramount for those who must make
decisions about reductions in activity is the
preservation of academic standards in the
essential core and core-related programs
which the University offers. We are
determined that whatever we do, we will
do well. It is the aim of the University to
strengthen quality programs and develop
new areas of study through the
rearrangement of its resources and by
seeking assistance from the private sector.
We will pursue the goal of excellence in
all we do.
Restraint has not impaired the traditional
teaching and research functions of the
University. Indeed, we continue to attract
to the University increasing amounts of
money for research, which results in new
knowledge that is communicated to
students in the classroom. I invite you to
read the article on page 10 of this issue of
UBC Reports that deals with our expanding
Please turn to Page 4
UBC Reports, May 29, 1985
Honorary degree recipients
The University of British Columbia will
confer seven honorary degrees during it's
three-day Congregation this week.
Receiving honorary Doctor of Laws
degrees (LL.D.) will be former Vancouver
Sun publisher Stuart Keate, North and West
Vancouver educational administrator
James Inkster and president of the IWA
Regional Council No. 1 Jack Munro.
Architect Arthur Erickson, Canadian author
and broadcaster Pierre Berton and Bella
Coola tribe elder Margaret Siwallace will
receive honorary Doctor of Letters degrees
(D.Litt), and mathematician Robert
Langlands will be awarded an honorary
Doctor of Science degree.
Arthur Erickson, who receives his
degree at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony on
Wednesday, May 29, has had a teaching,
research and professional career that has
won for him almost every major
architectural award offered in North
America. He studied at UBC (1942-43) and
McGill University (B.Arch. '50), and taught
at UBC from 1956 until 1964, the year
after he and his then partner, Geoffrey
Massey, won the contest for the design of
Simon Fraser University on Burnaby
, Mountain. Since then, Mr. Erickson has
earned an international reputation as an
innovative architectural designer whose
projects range from jirivate dwellings to
large-scale urban redevelopment projects.
At the afternoon ceremony on Wednesday,
an honorary degree will be conferred on
UBC graduate Robert Langlands. Prof.
Langlands, who earned his B.A. and M.A.
degrees from UBC in 1957 and 1958 and his
doctorate from Yale University in 1960, is
credited with reviving interest in the oldest
and purest of the mathematical disciplines
— number theory Many of the methods of
number theory underlie the theories of
computation which are the basis of the
modern computer industry. Currently a
member of the mathematics school at the
prestigious Institute for Advanced Study
at Princeton LJniversity, Prof. Langlands was
awarded the Cole Prize of the American
Mathematical Society in 1982.
At the morning ceremony on Thursday,
May 30, James Inkster, a 42-year veteran of
the B.C. school system, will be honored.
Mr. Inkster, who retired in 1976, was
principal of West Vancouver secondary
school from 1945 to 1963 and was founding
principal of Carson Graham secondary
school in North Vancouver, the first
comprehensive secondary school in the
province   In 1969, in recognition of his
work in Indian education, he was made
an honorary chief of the Squamish Indian
Band, and in 1973 was the recipient of the
Ferguson Memorial Award of the B.C.
Teachers' Federation for outstanding
contributions to education.
Honorary degrees will be conferred on
Pierre Berton and Stuart Keate at the 2:30
p.m. ceremony on Thursday.
UBC graduate Pierre Berton (B.A/41) is
one of Canada's most distinguished
journalists, broadcasters and authors. He
has dominated the field of non-fiction
writing in Canada for many years with
books on such wide-ranging topics as the
Klondike gold rush, the construction of the
trans-Canada railway and Hollywood's
perception of Canada. He is the winner of
two National Newspaper Awards, three
Governor-General's awards for non-fiction
and the Leacock Medal for humor. He has
hosted radio and television shows for many
years and is a fixture con the CBC's
top-rated weekly TV panel show fronf Page
Also a UBC graduate (B.A/35), Stuart
Keate became one of Canada's best-
known journalists during a 44-year career
that began in 1935 when he was hired as a
reporter for The Province. In 1979 he
stepped down after 15 years as publisher
of the Vancouver Sun. He served with the
Canadian navy from 1942 to 1945 and was
a rej)orter for the Toronto Star (1938-42),
contributing editor (1945-46) and Canadian
bureau chief (1947-50) for Time magazine,
and was publisher of the Victoria Da/7y
Times (1950-64). He is the author of a 1982
autobiography entitled Paper Boy.
Margaret Siwallace, who will be honored
at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony on Friday, is a
legendary figure in the field of anthropology
as a documentor of the language and
culture of her Native Indian tribe, the Bella
Coola. She has been consulted by social
scientists in North America and Europe and
has made contributions to archeology,
ethnobotany, history and linguistics that
have thrown new light on many aspects of
Northwest coast Indian culture.
At the final Congregation ceremony on
Friday afternoon, an honorary degree will
be conferred on Jack Munro, one of
Canada's most outstanding trade unionists.
Trained as a machinist and millwright, Mr.
Munro rose through the ranks ot the
International Woodworkers of America.
He became president of the IWA Regional
Council No. 1 in 1973 and has been
re-elected to that post every two years
since. He is also currently general
vice-president of the Canadian Labour
continued from Page 3
research establishment.
As one who has been closely associated
with the readjustment process at UBC, I
have been impressed with the willingness
of our faculty and support staff, and our
students, to consider any and all ways
aimed at preserving the excellence of our
And because the University community
cares deeply about the future of this
institution, I am convinced that UBC will
emerge from this period with its academic
integrity intact.
When you graduate officially today and
become members of Convocation, you
join a company of 135,000 or so men and
women who have made or are making
very significant contributions to the
educational, cultural and industrial life of
Canada. As graduates and, I trust, friends of
the University, I urge you to support your
alma mater through participation in the
election of the Chancellor and members
of the Senate, by supporting the work of
the Alumni Association and by responding
positively to the appeals that you will
receive from time to time for contributions
to essential University projects and
activities. In this way you will be
participating in the on-going life of the
University by making it stronger and
richer for those students who will come
after you.
Again, my warmest congratulations to
those who receive their degrees today
One is tempted on these occasions to
speak of the end of formal education and
the beginning of new opportunities in what
is sometimes called "the real world "
Many of you, however, will continue in
some sort of formal education and even
those who enter the work force will quickly
Jiecome aware that, in this era of rapid
change, continuation of the learning
process is essential. Learning, the rock on
which universities are founded, is the real
In the final analysis I hope that your
attachment to the University will grow
stronger as the years pass and that you will
return to the campus often in recognition
of the important role that UBC has played
in your life. Page 5
UBC Reports, May 29, 1985
IJBC Events & Attractions
Guided Walking Tours
UBC offers free guided walking tours of the
campus at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Tours last approximately
two hours and can be geared to the
interests of the group. Some of the
highlights include the Asian Centre, the
Japanese Nitobe Garden, the unique
Sedgewick underground library, the
Aquatic Centre, the UBC Geology Museum
and many other sights on UBC's 990-acre
(402-hectare) campus. If you'd like to
explore on your own, self-guided walking
tour packages are available at the
information desk in the Student Union
Building or from the Community Relations
Office, located in Room 207 of the Old
Administration J3uilding. To book a guided
tour, please call 228-3131.
TRIUMF. a world-class facility tor nuclear
physics research located on the UBC
campus, offers tree tours at 11 a.m. and 2
p.m. weekdays throughout the summer,
lours meet in the reception area of
TRIUMF. which is located at 4004
Wesbrook Mall on the south campus.
Group tours or special tours at other times
can be arranged by calling 222-1047, local
435. (The tour is not recommended for
children under 14 and parts of the route
may be difficult for pregnant or handicapped
There's more to UBC than
laboratories and classrooms.
The campus offers a wide range
of recreational activities and
attractions, including theatre,
music and dance performances,
galleries and museums, sports
facilities and much more. We
hope the material in these four
pages will better acquaint you
with what UBC has to offer. Just
lift out this section and pin it
up for future reference. You don't
have to be a student to make
use of your University.
UBC Bookstore
Come browse through the second largest
bookstore in Canada. In addition to general
interest and academic books you can buy
microcomputers, stationery, souvenirs,
clothing and even stereos! The Bookstore
is located at the corner of East Mall and
University Boulevard and is open Monday
through Saturday  Souvenirs and clothing
are also available at the Thunderbird Shop
in the Student Union Building.
Dairy Barn Tours
We've come a long way since the
three-legged stool! Come and tour UBC's
Dairy Barn  a modern centre tor dairy cattle
teaching and research. Free tours are
ottered at 9, 10 and 1 1 a.m. and at 1, 2 and
3 p.m. weekdays. To book a tour, please
call 228-4595.
Keep in Shape!
UBC invites you to make use of the many
sports facilities located on the campus. Our
Aquatic Cenire features indoor and
outdoor swimming pools, a whirlpool,
saunas, steam rooms and a fitness gym
tor hours, call 228-4521). We also have
indoor and outdoor tennis courts
(228-4396; and squash and racquetball
facilities (228-6125). If you'd like to
improve in your favorite sport or learn a
new skill, why not take advantage of one
of the manv programs coffered by UBC's
Community Sports Services? Programs tor
children and adults are ottered in
everything from golf, hockey, soccer and
fencing to gymnastics and computer sports
strategy. For details, call 228-3688.
Olde English Teas
Sunday afternoons are for relaxing, and one
special way to indulge yourself is to treat
yourself (and friends!) to Sunday afternoon
tea at UBC. The English teas are offered
every Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Cecil
Green Park, a beautiful turn-of-the-
century mansion which overlooks Georgia
Strait. English scones with Devonshire
cream and preserves, tea sandwiches, fresh
fruit and pastries, and specialty teas and
coffees are served either inside or on the
terrace. Reservations, although not
necessary, can be made by calling
228-2018. Your receipt from the tea is
worth one free admission (valid the same
dav only) to the Museum of Anthropology.
Read Any Good Books Lately?
UBC has the second largest university
library in Canada with collections in many
forms — books, films, maps, recordings,
documents and other material. The library
is a provincial resource and everyone is
welcome to make use of it. If you'd like to
take material out, extra-mural library cards
are available for $35 for a full year or $15
for the summer period. For details, call
228-3115. Located in the Sedgewick
Library is the Wilson Recording Library,
where you'll find records to please every
musical taste. Page 6
UBC Reports, May 29, 1985
Museums & Galleries
Geology Museum
If you've never seen an 80-million-year-old
dinosaur skeleton up close, it's time for a
visit to UBC's Geology Museum, located on
the main floor of the Geological Sciences
Building. The museum has an extraordinary
collection of minerals and fossils and a
gift shop with more than 1,000 mineral
specimens for sale. Open weekdays from
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission.
View the Stars
Budding Galileos will enjoy a visit to UBC's
Observatory, located in the Geophysics
and Astronomy Building, where you can
view stars, sunspots. solar flares and even
planets through our telescopes and see a
seismograph used to record earthquakes.
Tours of the facility are offered Monday
through Friday. For details, call 228-2802.
Fine Arts Gallery
It's a little difficult to locate, but definitely
worth a visit. The UBC Fine Arts Gallery,
located in the basement of the Main  -
Library, sponsors free exhibits of traditional
and experimental works by local, national
ancJ international artists. The gallery is
closed during May and June, but reopens in
July. Call 228-2759 for details on
upcoming exhibits.
Museum of Anthropology
UBC's magnificent Museum of Anthropology
houses one of the most impressive
collections of Northwest Coast Indian
artifacts in the world. Currently on display
at the museum are the exhibits Changing
Tides, which looks at archaeological
research in B.C.'s Fraser Delta region; Four
Seasons: Seasonal Activities ot Prehistoric
Indian Peoples in B.C.; and Blue leans, an
unusual student exhibit which explores
different themes related to this well-known
and loved garment. The museum also
sponsors a number of special events
• Asa and the Ogedemgbe Drummers.
Thit-unique group of performers from
West Africa will present the traditional
music life-styles and customs of tribal
groujjs of Nigeria in the Great Hall ot the
museum on Sunday, June 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Free with museum admission.
• Guided Gallery Walks. Gallery guides
offer free introductions to museum
collections, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2
p.m. through |une 13.
• Mythical Journeys. Storytelling,
theatre games and the creation of art,
focussing on as|)ec:ts of Northwest Coast
Indian life, is offered for children aged 8 to
10 in two sessions during the month of
July. For registration information, call
• Indian Art Appreciation. The museum
is offering an introductory course on
Northwest Coast Indian art, in conjunction
with Vancouver Community College.
Program runs four Tuesdays in June. For
details, call 875-8200.
The Museum of Anthropology is open
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
and is closed on Mondays. Admission is
free on Tuesdays. For details on museum
activities, please call 228-5087.
Asian Centre
This spectacular building, located adjacent
to the Nitobe Japanese Garden on the
West Mall, houses UBC's Institute of Asian
Research, the Asian Studies department,
and the Asian Studies Library, which has
the largest collection of Asian language
literature in Canada. The centre frequently
sponsors exhibits of Asian art. Upcoming
events include:
• July 3 - 14 — Two Views of Chinese
Painting. Traditional Chinese paintings and
seal carvings by Lee Chakman and
Evelyng Liang. Open 12 to 6 p.m. daily, free
• July 17-30 — Chinese Paintings. An
exhibition by Xu Min. Open 11:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. daily, free admission.
• July 31 - Aug. 15 — Chinese
Paintings. An exhibition by TIEN Man-Shih.
Open 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, free-
• Aug. 23 - 28 — Photographs of Hong
Kong Movie Stars. An exhibition by Leung
Hoi Ping. Open 12 to 6 p.m. daily, free
• Aug. 29 to Sept. 1.3 — Traditional
Chinese Watercolors. An exhibit ot classical
paintings by Daih Beijohn. Open 12 to 8
p.m. daily, free admission.
All exhibits take place in the auditorium
of the Asian Centre. For more information,
call 228-4688. Page 7
UBC Reports, May 29, 1985
Botanical Garden
Come take a stroll through UBC's Botanical
Garden, which features acres of beautiful
specialized garden areas. In the 55-acre
Main Garden located on Stadium Road,
you'll find the Alpine Garden, the B.C.
Native Garden, the Asian Garden, the
Arbor and Food Gardens and the Physick
Carden, where plants used for medicinal
purposes are grown. An Evolutionary
Garden that will show the evolution of
plants through geological time, is in the
linal stages ot development. At the north
end of the campus on the West Mall is the
tranquil lajoanese Nitobe Garden, which is
considered to be one of the finest gardens
of its kind outside of Japan. The Rose
Garden, located at the north end of Main
Mall below the flagpole, will soon be in
full bloom. The Botanical Garden is
presenting a special "Celebration Day" on
Sunday, June 16 (Father's Day). CJOR radio
will broadcast live from the Main Garden
and there'll be gardening demonstrations,
tours, food booths, fitness demonstrations,
antique cars and more. For details, call
228-3928. The Main Garden is open daily
from 10 a.m to dusk with free admission.
The Nitobe Carden is open daily from 1(1
a.m. to 6 p.m. And if you need some
gardening advice, don't forget that the
Botanical Garden offers a free telephone
information line called the Ffortline
Music for Summer Evenings
It's the perfect way to end a beautiful
summer day. UBC presents ten free
recitals on Tuesday and Thursday evenings,
beginning July 9. The concerts, which
feature a range of musical programs, take
place at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the
Music Building. Call 228-3113 for details.
You can also enjoy outdoor noon-hour
concerts throughout July and August at
various locations on campus. Program
details should be available at 228-3131 by
late June.
Summer Film Series
Film buffs can enjoy movies presented each
week throughout the summer in the
Auditorium of the Student Union Building.
Admission is $2. Here's the June line-up:
May 30 - The Big Chill; May 31 to June 1
— Into the Night; June 6 — 2007: A
Space Odyssey; June 7, 8 — 2070; June 13
to 15 — Comfort and Joy; June 20 —
Clockwork Orange; June 21, 22 — Cal; June
27 to 29 — A Passage to India. Show timers
are 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Information on
films scheduled for July and August will be
available by calling 228-3697.
Stage Campus '85
Stage Campus '85, UBC's summer stock
theatre company, presents four plays this
season. Under Milk Wood, by Dylan
Thomas, runs from May 29 to June 8;
Barefoot in the Park, by Neil Simon, will be
staged from June 19 to 29; David French's
play Leaving Home will be presented July
10 to 20; and the final production of the
season is Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus,
which runs from July 31 to Aug. 10. All
plays are staged in UBC's Frederic Wood
Theatre. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for
students and seniors, and Mondays are
two-for-one nights. For reservations and
information, call 228-2678 or drop by Room
207 of the Frederic Wood Theatre. Page 8
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Facilities & Services
Give Yourself Credit
Learning is a life-long experience. No
matter what your age or interest, UBC has
something to offer you. If you'd like to be a
student but have commitments during the
daytime, why not explore the idea of
part-time study at UBC? Many faculties
offer courses in the late afternoon and
evening. For details, call the Extra-
Sessional Studies office at 228-2657. Or
take the independent approach. UBC
offers a wide range of courses through
guided independent study (correspondence
courses). For more information, call
228-3214. If you'd like to learn just for
fun, UBC's Centre for Continuing Education
offers programs and workshops in a
variety of areas, including public affairs,
career development, genealogy, computers,
travel, communications, language training
and special science programs for children.
For more information, call 222-2181. Many
faculties at UBC also offer continuing
education programs to keep professionals
up-to-date with the latest knowledge in
their field. Check with individual faculties
for information on professional update
Upcoming Events...
Calendar Deadlines
For events ill the period June lb to luly li.
material must be submitted not later than 4 p.m.
on Thursday, June h  Send notices to UBC
Community Relations  h 128 Memorial Koad (Old
Administration Building)   tor further information,
(all 228 UH
Items tor inclusion in the Calendar listing t"*t
events must be submitted on proper Calendar
forms which are available from the Community
Relations Office.
Botany Seminar.
forest Vegetation ot West-Centr.il Vancouver Island,
British Columbia. Daniel Cannon  Botany. I MIC Room
(21<), Biological Science Building. 12: 50 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group Seminar.
tarlv Events in Mitogen-1reated Cells  Dr. Ion
Cooper Viral Oncology  tied Hutchinson Cancer
Research ('enter. Seattle  tecture Hall I  Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre  4 pm
Choral Concert.
First ot two concerts bv the National University of
Sinu<H>(>rt' Choir, which is beginning a North
American tour. The choir sings a variety ot music,
including Asian songs, madrigals, operatic works and
pop music. Admission is free  Old Auditorium. 8 p.m
Botany Seminar.
the Biogeot-raphy ot the Marine Red Algae: A Model
Dr. Max Hommersand, Biology, University of North
Carolina, Chapel Kill  Room i21<), Biological Science
Building. 12:i0 p.m.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Teaching
Action of Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Androgens
on Progesterone Metabolism: A Search for the
Mechanism ot Action  Dr. Young S. Moon. Obstetrics
and Gynaecology, UBC  Room 2|4l. Grace Hospital.
I: JO p.m.
SUB Films.
2007   A Space Of/vssey. Admission is il  SUB
Auditorium. 7  SO and 9:45 p.m.
Choral Concert.
Second ol H\o concerts bv the Nation,il University of
Singapore Choir  which is beginning a North American
tour   \dmission is tree. Old Auditorium. 8 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Reproductive Strategies of the Caiposporophyte in
the Flondeophvc ictae. Dr  Max Hommersand. Universitv
ot North Carolina  Chapel Hill. Room iil'l. Biological
Science Building. 10:.!0a.m.
SUB Films.
20/0. Continues on lune 8. Admission is $2. SUB
\uditoriuin  T iO and 9:45 p m,
Lipid and Lipoprotein Discussion
Group Seminar.
VVatanabe Hypercholesterolemia Rabbit. Receptor
Detect and I ipoprotein Metabolism. Dr  Richard
Havel   L'niversitv of California. I.ccturo Hail i,
Woodward Instruc tional Resources Centre  4 p m
SUB Films.
Comfort and /en   Continues until June 15  Admission
is 1.2  SUB Auditorium. 7: iO and 9:45 p.m.
UBC Child Study Centre
Summer Programs, 1981. Spaces are available tor
S-to 5-year-olds in the morning program which runs
from luly 2 to Aug. 2 and in an outdoor
recreation-based afternoon program from July 2 to
2b. Phone 736-5.571 tor more information.
Programs for Seniors
UBC is offering a special summer program
of short non-credit courses for retired
people. The program, which runs from
]une 3 to 28, includes such topics as art,
music, literature, gardening, marine
ecology, Canada's legal system, social
psychology, B.C.'s economic problems,
scientific experiments and an introduction
to microcomputers. Cost for courses is $15
for morning programs, $25 for afternoon
sessions. For more information, call
Restaurant Facilities
If you work up an appetite wandering
around campus, UBC has food outlets
offering everything from custom-made
sandwiches and pasta to Mexican food,
crepes, salad bars, and tantalizing bakery
items. Located in the Student Union
Building in the centre of campus are the
SUBWay cafeteria and Longhouse Restaurant,
which feature cafeteria-style service from
7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and waitress service
from 2:30 to 8 p.m. seven days a week.
For information on other campus food
outlets, call 228-2616. UBC's Food
Services department also offers catering
services for any kind of celebration. For
details, call 228-2018.
Garden Writers Conference
Ihe Garden Writers or Amerk a Association
Western Region Symposium  held tor the nrst
time in Canada, will take place lune 7-1 !   Noted
speakers include Dr. Peter Chan   Di   Hugh
Daubeny, Kate Gessert. Dr.  [revor Cole   for lurther
information, please call 228 5928
Garden Celebration Day
On Sunday, lune 1f> .father s Dav: the Botanic al
Garden will hold its Celebration Day in the Mam
Garden irom 11 a.m   to ^ pm   Fntrance to file
s^arden is on Sladium Road. Fvents include
gardening demonstrations   a pipe hand, touts
veteran car display and special events for
< hildren.   Xdmission $1 tor adults, free for < hilclren
accompanied by an adult. Call 228 M28 lor
further information
1985 Alcuin Citations
Hit' winners of I98r> Citations ol the Al< um Society
lor excellence in book design in (\nnid.i are
currently on display in the Special Collet.turns
Division ot the Main Library (top lloor, --outh
wing;. The winners were chosen trom more than
120 books submitter! bv 4r> Canadian publishers.
Jazz Festival
A day-long Ja// Festival (10: 10 a.m.     11 p.m    takes
place Sunday i lune 2: at the- VVestin Ba\ shore
Holel with all proceeds going to Hind a t hair in
special education in the Facultv ol Education.
Ten |a// bands and the cast ot Ain t Misln'havin
will perform   lickets are available at Vancouver
I icket Centre outlets, major department stores, the
dean s office in the Faculty ot Fducation and
trom special education faculty memtiers. Page 9
UBC Reports, May 29, 1985
UBCs Congregation
A highlight of Chancellor's year
UBC graduate W. Robert Wyman, who
is just completing his first year as
Chancellor of UBC, says he hasn't
bothered to add up all the hours he devotes
to the affairs of his alma mater.
"I'm afraid the total would be too big a
shock," he says with a grin.
This week, Chancellor Wyman will put in
a good many more hours on campus
because of his key role in the annual
three-day Congregation ceremony for the
conferring of academic and honorary
The University Act, which outlines the
governmental structure of B.C.'s three
public universities and the duties of leading
officers, provides for the triennial election
of the Chancellor by Convocation, which at
UBC is a huge body of some 130,000
people, basically made up of all graduates
and faculty members of the institution
As Chancellor, Mr. Wyman is a member
of the University's two main governing
bodies, the 15-member Board of Governors
and the 85-member Senate, each of which
meets nine times a year. Both bodies, and
especially Senate, have an elaborate
committee structure for dealing with
University business and the Chancellor is
an ex-officio member of all committees of
both bodies.
"It's simply not possible for me to attend
the meetings of every committee I sit on,"
Chancellor Wyman says, "but I do try to
read most of the material that reaches me
in the form of minutes and other
documents so that I'm aware of the
concerns of University governing bodies."
In addition, Chancellor Wyman is
chairman of a 24-member Advisory
Committee for the Selection of Presidential
Candidates, which has been meeting
regularly since early April to receive
information and advic:1 to aid it in
identifying suitable candidates for president
ot the University.
These duties, plus attendance at
receptions and other events both on and
off the campus as a UBC representative,
mean that being Chancellor of UBC is
virtually a full-time job.
Actually, my life as a businessman and
as Chancellor mesh reasonably well," says
Mr. Wyman, who begins his day shortly
after 6 a.m. with a swim at his West
Vancouver club before heading for the
Bentall Centre in downtown Vancouver,
where he is chairman of Pern berton
Houston Willoughby Inc., the tenth
largest investment firm in Canada and the
biggest in Western Canada.
"the nature of the investment business
in Vane ouver," he says, "means a lot of
activity early in the day. By early afternoon
my duties as Chancellor loom larger and
"But between one thing and another, it
means that there's seldom a day in the
working week and on weekends when I'm
not on campus, occasionally up to three
times a day."
Chancellor Wyman's association with
UBC began in the early 1950's when he
enrolled in the program leading to the
Bachelor of Commerce degree he was
awarded in 1956. "I don't think my
perceptions of the University as a student
were much different from those of my
fellow students of that day," Chancellor
Wyman says. "The immediate goal was to
complete the requirements for the degree
and get a job."
His sense of identification with the
University continued to grow after
graduation as an active worker on behalf
of the 3 Universities Capital Fund, which
raised funds for new buildings at the three
public universities, and as a member of
UBC's advisory committee on investments
for 15 years.
"My perception of the University has
altered significantly since I became
Chancellor," Mr. Wyman says, "chiefly in
regard to the faculty. Until you have a close
association with the University, you
simply aren't aware of the dedication to
teaching and research by the faculty.
"That's a generalization, of course, and
there are doubtless some who don't fit
that perception, but my feeling is that the
vast majority work very hard. I have not
met a group of people in the business
community who work any harder and
many people I know downtown don't work
The University mace, a solid piece of yew
carved and decorated with Native Indian
motifs by George Norris and Bill Reid, is
the symbol of the authority of UBC
Chancellor W. Robert Wyman to confer
academic and honorary degrees. It is
carried hy macebearer Dr. lohn Dennison
of the Faculty of Education at the head of
the Chancellor's party, the last group to
enter the War Memorial Gym prior to the
beginning of the degree-granting ceremony.
half as hard as people on campus.
"I've also been very impressed with the
sincerity of the deans of UBC's 12
faculties, each of whom I've met over
Chancellor Wyman's personal identification
with his alma mater has been reinforced
by his awareness of how important the
University is to the business community
generally and to his company in particular.
"If the company I'm with has been
successful," he says, "it's because of the
people associated with the firm. I haven't
done the numbers in detail but I know that
roughly 40 per cent of our 600 employees
are university graduates and the majority
come from UBC."
For all these reasons Chancellor Wyman
adds, he didn't have to agonize over
whether he'd run for the post of Chancellor
when he was approached by the UBC
Alumni Association.
"I know it sounds like a bit of a
motherhood statement," he says, "but I'm
here because I'm conscious of the debt,
both personal and business, that I owe to
In his role as Chancellor at today's
ceremony, Mr. Wyman acts as a sort ol
chariman of the event, welcoming
graduating students, honorary degree
recipients, faculty and their relatives and
friends. During the three-day event, he
will also confer honorary degrees on seven
persons who will be presented to him by
President pro tern. Robert Smith.
The Chancellor's main function during
each ceremony, however, is to confer
earned degrees on graduating students,
who are presented to him individually by
the deans of each of UBC's 12 faculties or
their delegates.
(There's a clear distinction in the
University Act, incidentally, between the
Chancellor's function, which is the
"conferring" of degrees, and that of the
Senate, which "awards" degrees, both
honorary and earned. Honorary degrees are
awarded on the recommendation of a
standing committee of Senate and earned
degrees are approved a week before
Congregation on the recommendation of
the faculties of the University.)
As the names of graduating students are
announced, each walks across the
Congregation platform and kneels on a
padded stool in front of the Chancellor,
who taps each on the head with a corner of
his mortar board and says, "I admit you."
At that point the student has officially
graduated and has been admitted to
Convocation, the whole body of graduates
who take part in the selection of the
"Few of the positions I've held compare
with this one in terms of personal
satisfaction," Mr. Wyman says, "and I'm
particularly looking forward to Congregation.
I hope the graduating students will get as
much satisfaction out of receiving their
degrees as I will in conferring them. This
ceremony, which is the culmination of
many years of hard work and achievement
on the part of students, is truly the
highlight of the University year, and the
Chancellor's too." Page 10
UBC Reports, May 29, 1985
Research - UBC's growth industry
This year, faculty members at the
University of B.C. will receive more than
$55 million from government agencies,
North American businesses and foundations
and individuals to support one of the
University's most important functions —
In comparison with other Canadian
universities, UBC now stands second in
research funding for science, third in
funding for medical research and fourth
for research in the humanities and social
sciences. In provincial terms, UBC attracts
79 per cent of the university research
money that comes from outside agencies.
Increases in funding for research at UBC
over the past decade have been nothing
short of phenomenal. Over the past decade
the increase has been of the order of 225
per cent. And in the past five years or so,
research funding has doubled.
The amount of money reaching the
University and the magnitude of the
increases over the past decade constitute a
"vote of confidence" in the quality of
research carried out at UBC by faculty
members and graduate students. Granting
agencies, because their resources are
limited, submit applications to a rigid
screening process to ensure that they are
getting good value for money. The fact
that UBC does so well in these
competitions means that proposals are
sound and imaginative and address
problems of contemporary scientific and
social relevance.
Some of the increase in research funds
reflects the fact that UBC is always seeking
new opportunities to expand its research
capabilities. Some recent developments
that are of interest are described below.
• A new $31 million biomedical research
centre, sponsored by the Terry Fox
Medical Research Foundation and the
Wellcome Foundation of the United
Kingdom is to be built on the UBC campus
to stimulate the transfer of biotechnology
from university campuses into the
marketplace. UBC is one of the leading
Canadian centres for research in
biotechnology with grants of about $10
million going to faculty members in many
campus departments.
• UBC is expanding its research
involvement with Pacific Rim countries.
The University's teaching capability in
Asian studies has increased very significantly
in recent years in the fields of law,
languages, geography and the arts. UBC,
Simon Fraser University and the University
of Victoria are cooperating in the
establishment of a Centre for Asia Pacific
Business Studies to be located in
downtown Vancouver. The Institute of
Asian Research is currently seeking funds
for a major project on Japan's economic
impact on East Asia and the Pacific Rim.
• Under construction on the campus is a
new Pulp and Paper Centre, part of a
cooperative program between the University
and Canada's pulp and paper industry
aimed at making UBC a world leader in
pulp and paper education and research.
Through the Pulp and Paper Research
Institute of Canada (PAPRICAN), the
industry will provide funds for the
operational costs of the centre and for
several major scholarships for graduate
students. Another PAPRICAN project, a
$15 million staff research facility, will be
built in Discovery Park on UBC's south
• UBC is a participant, with the
University of Toronto and McGill University,
in an artificial intelligence research
program, part of a major national effort to
enhance Canada's role in the fiercely
competitive international computer industry.
The UBC research team is drawn from
several faculties and departments, including
psychology, computer science and
• The federal government has provided
funds to enable the University to promote
advanced studies in forest economics and
policy, ultimately aimed at utilizing new
technology and forest management
policies to enable the Canadian forest
industry to regain its competitive edge in
world markets.
Another important development of the
past year was the appointment at UBC of
our first Industry Liaison Officer, whose
duties include contact with industry on the
one hand and with UBC faculty members
on the other. Prof. )im Murray of our
Department of Geological Sciences assists
faculty in the possible commercialization
of some of their work and promotes
industrial participation in support of
research on campus.
Information exchange and cooperation
between UBC faculty members and
Canadian industry is not new. UBC has a
long tradition of cooperation with the
private sector in terms of advising
companies, working on solutions to
specific industrial problems and licensing
the manufacture of faculty members'
inventions which have been patented by
the University.
However, the growing importance of UBC
research activities, the increasing amount
of money available for research activities
and the need for coordination of projects
on a University-wide basis have led to the
need for an Industry Liaison Officer.
Over the past decade or so UBC research
teams have invented the Vortek lamp, the
world's brightest high-intensity arc lamp,
which has potential for replacing
conventional lighting in stadiums, open pit
mines, construction sites and in airports;
the "light pipe," a system of lighting that
will increase safety in hazardous work
areas by bringing light into the area
through a reflective pipe; diagnostic
methods for^the detection and destruction
of cancer cells in the early stages of their
development; and the Moli battery, a new
type of rechargeable battery, that is a
major breakthrough for a safe, portable,
high performance, cost-efficient energy
All these aspects of research at UBC add
up to the fact that it is one of UBC's
"growth industries," reflecting the quality
of the projects as well as those who carry
out the research — faculty, graduate
students and support staff.
It is sometimes thought that the research
and teaching functions of a university are
unrelated to one another. The truth is that
they are interdependent and represent
two sides of the same coin.
The process of discovery through
research, reading and experimentation is
shared by faculty members and graduate
students with the next generation of
students in the forum of the classroom.
Equally important is the sharing of new
discoveries with other researchers through
publication. Thus, UBC contributes to the
world's store of knowledge, ideas and
facts, which are merged to form new
theories and general laws.
The extension of knowledge benefits us
all, directly and indirectly. Discoveries in
the natural and health sciences, the
scholarly analysis of humanists and social
scientists, and the creativity of musicians,
artists and writers all contribute to the
improvement of the quality of life. Few
human endeavors are more important or
Graduates join alumni family'
Executive Director, UBC Alumni Association
Congratulations on your graduation —
and welcome to the family of UBC
The UBC Alumni Association, which
has existed since 1917, has as its members
the more than 100,000 graduates of the
University of British Columbia. UBC
graduates enjoy a life-long relationship
with the University that only begins with
their student years. The role of the
Alumni Association is to encourage and
strengthen that relationship, and to
support UBC and higher education.
Alumni are UBC's "first circle" of
community involvement. You are the
people  who can best keep UBC plugged
into the community at large. The
association plays a crucial role as a link
between town and gown, a link which
celebrates both alumni and the University
and which is intended to jjrovide alumni
with the oj)portunity to have an ongoing
influence on the direction of the University.
The association's activities include fund
raising, organizing alumni events such as
reunions, keeping graduates informed
through the Alumni LJBC Chronicle
magazine, and consultations with
government and the University regarding
higher education issues at UBC and in
British Columbia.
We are establishing a member services
package that we hope may provide you
with an "alumni card," a card that would
entitle you to such benefits as alumni
discounts for the Bookstore, travel,
insurance and continuing education
Our main link for keeping alumni
informed about their alma mater is through
the Alumni UBC Chronicle. The Chronicle,
which is sent four times a year to all
graduates with up-to-date addresses,
contains feature articles, as well as news
about the association, the University, and
you, its graduates. Be sure to let us know if
you change your address so we can keep
in touch with you through the Chronicle.
Alumni play an active role in governing
the University. Graduates elect 11 senators,
and there are two alumni members on the
Board of Governors. The Alumni Association
maintains records of all graduate
addresses for the University. This list of
Please turn to Page 12
See ALUMNI Page 11
UBC Reports, May 29 1985
Computer Science grad wins medal
Greg ( rookall. the' 1985 winner of the
Governor-General s Gold Medai a> head
ol the graduating classes in the Faculties of
Arts and Science  admits that he has a
single blemish on his academic  record over
lour vears as a UBC student
He's been awarded a tirst-c lass mark on
every course he s taken at UBC with the
exception ol Lnglish 100. when he slipped
to a second-class   "| don't know whar
happened there     he savs     I think I |ust
dec ided to take lite easy in tirst vear
Greg will be awarded the Bachelor 01
Science degree with honors in Computer
Science and receive the gold medal at the
Wednesday atternoon Congregation
After tour years ot almost unremitting
study, 21-vear-old Greg is planning to take a
year off from academic work in order to
decide on his future, (jetting a job in
computer science is a possibility because
ot high demand, but he's slowly being
convinced, he says, that graduate work
might be the route to go.
It he does decide on graduate work he'll
take up a |iost-graduate scholarship award
trom Canada's Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council, which he
has the option ol postponing tor two
In the meantime he enjoys   getting his
hands dirty" in the Department of Botany
where he works with Dr. Anthony Glass,
who was recently named head of that
Faculty receive
honorary degrees
two members ot the UBC faculty wili
receive honorary degrees at degree-granting
ceremonies at other Canadian universities
The dean ot UBC's Faculty of Dentistry.
Dr. George Beagrie, will receive the
honorary degree of Doctor of Science
(D.Sc .) at graduation ceremonies at
McGill University on Friday (May 31)
Dr. Beagrie joined UBC as the head ot
the dental faculty in 1978 and was
reappointed to a second term as dean in
luly. 1984    He is a former president of the
International Association tor Dental
Research and the Royal College of Dentists
of Canada and is a fellow ot both the
International and the .American Colleges ot
On Thursday lune 6. Professor emeritus
ot Librarianship Sheila Egoft will be
awarded the honorary degree ot Doctor ot
Laws (LL.D.) at ceremonies at the
Llniversitv of Alberta.
Prof. Egoff, a leading authority on
children's literature, was a member of the
UBC faculty tor 21 years trom 1962 until
her retirement from teaching in 1983. She
continues an active lite on campus,
however, in the UBC Library, where she is
cataloguing early and rare children's
books in the Arkley Collection given to the
University bv the late Dr. Rose and
Stanley Arkley, formerly ot Seattle.   Mr.
Arkley was a UBC graduate.
department, on computer-controlled
hvdropomc growth facilities
Greg ( omes from a family with close
L'HC   connections. Both his mother. Diana
who is the administrative assistant in the
Department oi Biochemistry in the Faculty
ot Medic me   and his father. Keith   are
UBC  graduates, she in microbiology and
/oology and he in commerce
Mrs  Crookall says her son was studious
even as a child. "We never had to wonder
what to give Greg for birthdays " she savs
His tavorite presents were books of math
problems and art bv Escher.   Mauritz
Esc her is a European artist known tor his
complex geometric and illusionistic
paintings and drawings.
And there are three more Crookalls
coming along behind Greg — Ken, 16, a
Lord Byng student, budding musician and
leader ot a band in which he plays
trumpet and drums; 13-year-old Lesley
Anne, who's also at Lord Byng and who
shows signs ot being studious like her older
brother, according to her mother: and
Christy, 12, a grade 7 student at Queen
Elizabeth school, where she plavs the
cello and baseball.
Greg and Diana Crookall
Music student wins competition
For the fifth time in nine years, a UBC
music student has topped the annual
Eckhardt-Gramatte Music Competition,
regarded as Canada's leading musical event
tor young artists
The 1985 competition, held at Brandon
University, was won by violinist loanne
Opgenorth, 21, who will receive her
Bachelor ot Music degree on Thursday
(May .0) at the Congregation ceremony
beginning at 2:30 p.m.
In placing first in the 1985 competition,
which was this year devoted to string
Joanne Opgenorth
instruments, Miss Opgenorth received a
cash prize of $2,500. She will also play
about a dozen concerts in various
Canadian centres beginning sometime in
I he cash jinze will help Miss
Opgenorth to continue her musical studies,
hopefully at the julliard School of Music
in New York. She says that if she can't
manage to enrol at lulliard because of the
expense, she'll spend a vear at the Banff
School ot Fine Arts, which offers a winter
lo be considered for the competition,
contestants had to submit a tape recording
ot three pieces, one of them by the late
Soma Eckhardt-Gramatte (1899-1974),
pianist, violinist and composer, who
conceived the idea ot a national
competition to encourage young artists in
the performance of Canadian music.
Miss Opgenorth was one of eight
Canadian music students — five of them
trom UBC — chosen tor the semi-tinal
competition on May 3 in Brandon and one
ot the three chosen for the finals the
following day. Another UBC music student,
cellist |ohn Friesen, placed third in the
She admits that she was pretty nervous
tor the final competition, a 40-50 minute
recital, but adds that her performance
usually improves when she's under
pressure, because "it makes you concentrate
At native of Edmonton, where she
began playing the violin at the age of three.
Miss Opgenorth said she came to UBC to
study under Prof, lohn Loban, who enjoys a
reputation as one of Canada's leading
string teachers.
She has majored in performance in her
UBC music program and last year was a
member of the UBC Symphony Orchestra,
the Chamber Strings (conducted by Prof.
Loban), and a chamber ensemble. Page 12
UBC Reports, May 29, 1985
Congratulations to UBCs top students
(from Vancouver unless otherwise noted)
Association of Professional Engineers
Proficiency Prize, $500 (most outstanding
record in the graduating class of Applied
Science, B.A.Sc. degree); Gregory Wayne
Helen L. Balfour Prize, $750 (Head of the
Graduating Class in Nursing, B.S.N.
degree); Linda Christine Read (Revelstoke,
British Columbia Recreation Association,
Professional Development Branch Prize
(Head of the Graduating Class in
Recreation, B.R.E. degree): Marc Raymond
Emard (Saskatchewan).
Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Medal
and Prize (Head of the Graduating Class in
Education, Elementary Teaching field,
B.Ed, degree): Denise Irene Newton.
Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Medal
and Prize (Head of the Graduating Class in
Education, Secondary Teaching field,
B.Ed, degree): Melanie Joy Grant (Delta,
Ruth Cameron Medal for Librarianship
(Head of the Graduating Class in
Librarianship, M.L.S. degree): Deborah
Irene DeBruijn (Alberta).
College of Dental Surgeons of British
Columbia Gold Medal (Head of the
Graduating Class in Dentistry, D:M.D.
degree): lanis Leigh Elkerton (Montrose,
College of Dental Surgeons of British
Columbia Gold Medal in Dental Hygiene
(leading student in the Dental Hygiene
Program): April Chiyeko Sasaki (Delta,
Dr. Brock Fahrni Prize, $300 (Head of the
Graduating Class in Rehabilitation
Medicine, B.S.R.): Anne Gray Crofts.
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Governor-General's Gold Medal (Head of
the Graduating Classes in the Faculties of
Arts and Science, B.A. and B.Sc. degrees):
Gregory Martin Crookall (Faculty of
Hamber Medal (Head of the Graduating
Class in Medicine, M.D. degree, best
cumulative record in all years of course):
Cynthia Louise Mizgala.
Horner Prize and Medal for Pharmaceutical
Sciences, $300 (Head of the Graduating
Class in Pharmaceutical Sciences, B.S.Pharm.
degree): Matthew Rowland Wright (Delta,
Kiwanis Club Medal (Head of the
Graduating Class in Commerce and
Business Administration, B.Com. degree):
Scott Douglas Fraser (Richmond, B.C.).
Law Society Gold Medal and Prize (call
and admission fee) (Head of the
Graduating Class in Law, LL.B. degree):
Martin Leigh Palleson (Surrey, B.C.).
H.R. MacMillan Prize in Forestry, $300
(Head of the Graduating Class in Forestry,
B.S.F. degree): Laurie Kremsater (North
Vancouver, B.C.).
Physical Education and Recreation
Faculty Prize in Physical Education, $100
(Head of the Graduating Class in Physical
Education, B.P.E. degree): Colleen Anne
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Medal (graduating student with the
highest standing in the School of
Architecture): Christopher lohn Rowe
(Victoria, B.C.).
Wilfrid Sadler Memorial Gold Medal
(Head of the Graduating Class in
Agricultural Sciences, B.Sc.Agr. degree):
Andrea Michele Muehlchen (North
Vancouver, B.C.).
Special University Prize, $200 (Head of the
Graduating Class in Special Education,
B.Ed, degree): Barbara June MotrilJ.
Special University Prize, $200 (Head of
the Graduating Class in Fine Arts, B.F.A.
degree): Judith Ann Price.
Special University Prize, $200 (Head of the
Graduating Class in Family and Nutritional
Sciences, B.H.E. degree): Karen Audrey
Special University Prize, $200 (Head of the
Graduating Class in Licentiate in
Accounting): Karin Vickars.
Special University Prize, $200 (Head of
the Graduating Class in Music, B.Mus.
degree): Elizabeth lean Stokes (North
Vancouver, B.C.).
University of B.C. Medal for Arts and
Science (proficiency in the graduating
classes in the Faculties of Arts and
Science, B.A. and B.Sc. degrees): Glenn
Peter Hansen (Burnaby, B.C.) (Faculty of
Medical student meets challenge
"When I thought about applying to
medical school I wavered back and forth
between knowing I could make it and
thinking it was a ridiculous idea even to
This is a common enough dilemma for
continued from Page 10
graduates is used to send you your ballot
for the Chancellor and University Senate
elections every three years.
Last year the Alumni Association directly
helped to raise approximately $700,000 for
the University. Alumni annually give more
than $1 million. This money has been
used for many purposes. Recently, alumni
helped to endow a $1 million scholarship
fund jointly contributed to by the
University, the Vancouver Foundation and
If you think of the Alumni Association
at all, you probably think of reunions. The
!    association will gladly help any group of
graduates with reunion organizing. But we
don't stop there in our encouragement of
alumni involvement. The association
supports an active branches program.
Groups of alumni in cities and towns
throughout British Columbia, and in other
parts of Canada and the world, have
formed alumni networks and keep in
touch through social events and special
speakers. For alumni in Greater Vancouver
there are division programs. These are
groups based on specific degrees or
special interests, such as commerce,
nursing or the Big Block clubs.
Graduation may mark the end of your
student days, or it might be just a
milestone in your academic career, but it is
also the beginning of your new
relationship with the University. We
encourage you to get involved with the
UBC Alumni Association and its activities.
We're right here on campus at Cecil Green
Park. Drop by the office or give us a call at
any student contemplating the rigors of
medical school, but Pamela Frazee had
one more factor to consider — she has
been a paraplegic since a skiing accident
at the age of 16.
"People in the Faculty of Medicine
were very supportive and I think they
should be given a lot of credit for being
flexible enough to give me a chance," says
Pam, who begins her internship at
Victoria General Hospital on June 15. "I
went to the admissions officer all ready to
put up a convincing argument on why I
should be allowed into medical school,
but I found that as long as I met the
academic criteria I could be admitted."
She adds that her experiences in medical
school were probably not much different
than those of her classmates. "I definitely
had some rough times, but they were the
usual 'Will I survive first-year anatomy?'
type of problems that almost every
medical student goes through. I was
concerned that I might not be able to do
physical examinations adequately or do
surgery or CPR, but it turned out that
those fears were unfounded."
Pam was encouraged when she met two
other medical students from universities in
North America — one a paraplegic and
the other a quadraplegic. "When you stop
to analyze it, what is it that doctors do?
They assess, they think, they diagnose. It's
not as physically demanding as some
other professions."
One thing that Pam has enjoyed over
the past four years is the attitude of her
classmates and teachers. "I wasn't treated
as some sort of oddity — I was just one of
the class. I hope others will realize how
important this is. People tend to look at
people in wheelchairs and either
immediately assume they can't do things or
they overcompensate and regard the
smallest accomplishment as a great
achievement. Being in a wheelchair is
definitely part of my life, but us not the
biggest factor in my life."


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