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Pumpkin Heads
Charles Ker photo
Faculty, staff and students from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences got into the Halloween spirit with a
pumpkin carving contest with proceeds going to the United Way. Heads between the pumpkins, clockwise from the
left are: Judy Kotow, Joan Cosar, Wesley Wong and Marguerite Yee. UBC faculty, staff and students have raised more
than $210,000 so far in this year's campaign.
Centres to
target vein
and lung
Two new Faculty of Medicine research
centres — one in vascular biology and the
other in respiratory disease—have been
approved by Senate.
The centres are an integral part of the
Medicine 2000 program, which aims to
encourage academic collaboration and
enhance biomedical research and education by creating partnerships that span
institutions and cross disciplinary
Other Medicine 2000 centres that have
already been approved are the Brain and
Spinal Cord Research Centre, the B.C.
Institute for Child and Family Health,
and the Centre for Molecular Medicine
and Therapeutics. Another initiative, the
B.C. Cancer Research Centre, will come
up for approval next year.
The Vancouver Vascular Biology Research Centre will work to create new
treatments and technologies for disorders of blood vessels and other surfaces
that come in contact with the blood.
Heart disease and blood vessel disorders are the leading causes of death and
disability in Western society, although
recent medical advances have created
new opportunities for the prevention and
cure for these diseases.
The centre will bridge the gap between basic research and its clinical
applications by creating a synergy
among UBC. St. Paul's Hospital, the
See CENTRES Page 2
Mother's quilt becomes
cloth canvas for cancer
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
A quilt undertaken by UBC School of
Nursing alumna Jt idy Reimer as a gift for her
children has taken on a greater meaning.
Reimer was diagnosed with breast cancer
in 1990, and in 1993. when she discovered
the cancer had spread, began quilting.
"I felt that I wanted to leave something of
beauty behind for my kids." Reimer says.
By 1995 her quilting had evolved into a
public awareness project called the Life
Quilt for Breast Cancer Project.
Three quilts with large centre panels
surrounded by 130 smaller quilted squares
make up the project. Contributed by breast
cancer survivors, their friends and families, the squares express their thoughts
and experiences with the disease.
'The quilts are a metaphor for community and for people working together."
Reimer says. "What we're looking for is
people across Canada who have in some
way been touched by breast cancer to
share their stories with us."
One quilt was displayed recently at
the Diane Farris Gallery in Vancouver in
recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness
Reimer says the foundation of the
project is to examine the practical sup
port for women with breast cancer that
currently exists, identify gaps and then
work toward filling those gaps.
The National Cancer Institute of
Canada estimates that in 1996, 18,600
new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed and 5,300 women will die from it.
In 1996 in British Columbia alone, 2.800
women will be diagnosed with breast
cancer, and it will claim about 600 lives.
The painted scenes on the quilts' centre
panels, hand painted by Coquitlam artist
Gay Mitchell, represent different stages or
ideas associated with breast cancer. The
first panel. Cut in Prime, is an impressionistic portrait of clear-cut forest, representing destruction. The second panel, Call to
Rebirth, depicts the once clear-cut forest
covered by new vegetation, while the third
panel. Green Canopy, depicts the new
forest canopy and expresses regrowth.
integration and healing.
Anyone interested in becoming involved
with the Life Quilt as a volunteer, supporter or contributing quilter can contact
the Life Quilt for Breast Cancer Project
care of the Vancouver Women's Health
Collective. 219-1675 W. 8th Ave. Vancouver. V6J 1V2, or telephone (604) 736-
4234. A quilting kit with instructions,
backing and batting is available from the
project to ensure uniformity.
Yesterday's grads give
to students of tomorrow
When 500 members of UBC's class
of 1946 got together in June, they decided they wanted to do something more
for the university, and for future generations of students.
The Class of   '46
decided  to  create  a
student endowment,
and in so doing have
set a trend that is drawing the attention
of other alumni classes as well as university departments and faculties that
are reaching landmark dates.
Annual Fund
"We are hoping that the idea of providing scholarship funds will be adopted by
future classes when they hold their reunions." said Dick Caldecott, a member of
the Class of '46 and a
former dean  of the
College  of Biological
Sciences at the University of Minnesota.
UBC    Annual     Fund     Manager
Geraldine Dunnigan said the interest
graduates and departments have shown
See FUND Page 2
Future File
Offbeat: Sustainable Development researchers look at life
in 2030
Educated Exchange
International exchange gives Commerce students a global
Software Savvy
Campus works: Software puts information in administrative staff hands
Stage Stuff
Profile: Even underwear has an afterlife in Sherry Milne's profession 2 UBC Reports • October 31, 1996
University not a
student day care
David Abbott questions
whether UBC's Computing
Services should permit access
to explicitly sexual images and
news groups [UBC Reports,
Oct. 17).
UBC is not a day-care
centre. Students shouldn't be
here if they lack the maturity
to decide for themselves how
much time to spend reading
alt.sex.bestiality, and how
much studying the reproductive anatomy of the frog.
Rosie Redfleld
UBC Reports welcomes letters to the editor on topics relevant to the
university community. Letters must be signed and include an address
and phone number for verification. Please limit letters, which may be
edited for length, style and clarity, to 300 words. Deadline is 10 days
before publication date. Submit letters in person or by mail to the UBC
Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver B.C.,
V6T 1Z1, by fax to 822-2684 or by e-mail to Janet.ansell@ubc.ca.
Continued from Page 1
in creating endowments to mark
occasions such as reunions and
anniversaries prompted the addition of an Anniversary Giving
category to the Annual Fund
campaign. Other Annual Fund
appeals include the Alumni
Appeal, the Parents Appeal, the
Class Act Appeal, the Faculty
and Staff Appeal and the
Wesbrook Appeal.
"Anniversary Giving not only
helps to immortalize classes, it
can also serve to commemorate
milestones of different faculties
and departments on campus,"
Dunnigan said.
The Engineering Physics Program celebrates Its 50th anniversary next year and is planning a gift to mark the occasion.
Last year's Annual Fund
campaign raised $1.5 million
and student callers have already
started making a dent in this
year's campaign goal of $1.6
million. The deans of four faculties have joined forces with their
students in contacting faculty
alumni as part of the Alumni
Appeal. Last year 17,600 alumni
contributed $6.8 million to UBC,
with 16,000 of those alumni
giving more than $1 million
through the Annual Fund.
To encourage more donors at
leadership levels, the Annual
Fund has introduced two new
annual levels of recognition: the
Trekkers level, for donors who
give between $250 and $499,
and the Clock Tower Circle for
gifts of $500 to $999. So far
more than a dozen new faculty
and staff donors have joined the
Annual Fund at the Trekkers
Continued from Page I
Heart and Stroke Foundation
of B.C., the B.C. Transplant
Society and potential partners
in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. It will
also enhance graduate programs in the field.
The Respiratory Disease Centre will be a centre without walls
within the university and its affiliated hospitals that aims to
solve some of the many problems that threaten respiratory
health around the world, which
are among the leading causes of
premature death and disability
in our society.
The centre's initial efforts will
focus on six established research
strengt hs: inflammatory diseases
ofthe lung, such as asthma: pulmonary infectious disease with
special reference to the effects of
AIDS: occupational and environmental lung disease: sleep
disordered breathing; thoracic
imaging; and clinical trials.
The centre will use the latest
telecommunications networks to
link researchers at different sites,
allowing real-time sharing of images, video, voice and other data.
Directors for both centres will
be appointed at a later date.
Remember Nov. 11
Members of the university
community will gather in War
Memorial Gym Nov. 11 for
UBC's annual Remembrance
Day service.
"Our audience consists of students, staff, veterans and the
public," Event Co-ordinator Eilis
Courtney said, adding that anyone is welcome at the service.
UBC     President     David
Strangway will address the assembly and conduct an inspection of the troops at 10:15 a.m.
before the ceremony gets
underway at 10:45 a.m.
Wreaths will be laid while a
piper plays, and a string quartet from the School of Music
will play during the ceremony.
Last year 350 people attended
the ceremony.
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November 1 to 16, 1996
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genes contribute to
disease is changing the
face of medicine and the
pharmaceutical industry.
The Canadian Genetic
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comprised of world
leaders in molecular and
clinical genetics research,
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or treating in Point Grey and Kitsilano
for the Food Bank.
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Contributors: Connie Bagshaw (connie.bagshaw@ubc.ca),
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John Chong photo
Prof. Julian Davies, right, presents federal Industry Minister John Manley
with a small test tube containing synthesized DNA. This particular DNA
sample, when translated into amino acids using the genetic code, would
spell out the minister's last name.
Alumni achievements
marked at gala dinner
The Alumni Association and Athletic
and Sport Services Dept. arejoining forces
to host a gala dinner saluting the achievements of UBC graduates.
The dinner will honor winners of the
UBC Alumni Awards  and
inductees  into   the   UBC
Sports Hall of Fame.
The Alumni Awards recognize nine individuals for their
outstanding achievements.
Among those being honored
this year are Alzheimer's researcher Prof. Emeritus Edith
McGeer, one ofthe founders of
UBC's Alma Mater Society.
Evelyn Lett, and former head
of Athletics, Bob Hindmarch.
Inductees into the university's Sports Hall of Fame, which salutes the
individuals and teams who have contributed
to the university's long history of sports
excellence, include Father David Bauer and
the 1947/48 men's basketball team.
One individual. 10-time Big Block winner and former Alumni Association president Charlotte Warren, is doubly honored.
Inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame,
she will also be awarded the Blythe Eagles Volunteer Service award from the
Alumni Association.
With its theme. Celebrating Excellence
Through Achievement, the 1996 UBC
Alumni Achievement and Sports Hall of
Fame Dinner will be held Monday. Nov. 18
at the Hyatt Regency hotel. Between 800
and 1,000 people are expected to attend.
The events will be hosted
by journalist Allan
Fotheringham and educator
Rick Hansen is the keynote
speaker. Both are U BC graduates. Dinner chair is UBC
Chancellor William Sauder.
Among the many prizes
that will be awarded to dinner-goers are a $ 12,000 trip
to London and Berlin on the
Concorde, a flight for two
anywhere in Western Canada Air Canada
flies, and the use ofthe Molson Suite for a
Thunderbirds hockey game. Two Grizzlies
tickets will be given away at each table.
Net dinner proceeds will be used to
support UBC Alumni and Athletic scholarships, bursaries and development.
BC TEL is lead sponsor of the event.
Tickets for the dinner are $125 plus tax.
For more information, call event organizers
Portfolio at 685-4888, Athletics at 822-8205
or the Alumni Association at 822-3313.
by staff writers
n the recently released book Life in 2030, John Robinson
and colleagues at UBC's Sustainable Development
Research Institute (SDRI) outline a scenario of what
Canada might look like in the future. Features of that future
outlined below are based on the assumption that Canadians
make a determined effort to employ the most environmentally
benign techniques either available or under development in 1990.
• Canada's population is 30 million
• divorce is down slightly, fertility has remained at the 1990 level of about 1.7
children, and there are more non-traditional families
• there is full employment and the average formal work week is down to 27.5
• almost everyone does voluntary work and there has been a boom in private
bartering and work for payment-in-kind
• all forms of social security have been merged into guaranteed annual income
• health care employs twice as many people as in 1990
• alternative medicine is far more common and most people are treated at home
• tobacco has virtually disappeared
• almost everyone has a "superbox" at home: a combined fax. computer. TV,
and videophone
• most households have one small electric car for local use and rent a larger
vehicle fueled by either hydrogen or plant alcohol for intercity travel
• although most people still have personal video and audio equipment, most
other domestic durables are rented or borrowed from "common goods stores"
• energy use and environmental emissions have dropped significantly (carbon
dioxide emissions are down 63 per cent from 1990 levels)
UBC spin-off probes
bugs for new drugs
by Charles Ker
Staff writer
Prof. Julian Davies ushered Canada's
Minister of Industry into the invisible
world of microbes earlier this month at
the launch of his drug discovery company, TerraGen Diversity Inc.
"We are in the business of the invisible," Davies told the Hon. John Manley.
"We are exploring the last great frontier
left on the planet."
Davies. TerraGen president and head
of UBC's Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology,    gave
Manley a tour of ^^bbh^^b
TerraGen's headquarters during the
minister's first official visit to campus.
Manley lauded
TerraGen as typifying what his minis- 	
try is trying to do
with Technology Partnerships Canada
(TPC), a program focussed on fostering
cutting-edge environmental technologies.
As the basis for all of Earth's ecosystems, Davies argues that the microbiological environment of bacteria and fungi
remains virtually untapped as a source
of natural products. This is due to the
fact that scientists have so far been able
to grow, or culture, less than one per
cent of the world's microbes. Davies'
research has come up with a novel
method for getting at the remaining 99
per cent of unculturable bacteria.
Considering that there are about 5,000
species of microbes in any given handful
of soil, the implications for scientific
discovery seem unlimited, particularly
in the area of pharmaceuticals.
Davies. a world leader in the field of
antibiotics and their function, points out
that most antibiotics are derived from
compounds drawn from laboratory-
grown  microbes.  As  more  and  more
" We are in the business
ofthe invisible."
—Prof, Julian Davies
strains of bacteria build resistance to
multiple antibiotics, the need for new
kinds of antibiotics is acute.
"Where are we going to get new compounds from?" asks Davies. "From the
microbes or bugs we can't grow."
Davies says TerraGen research fits
neatly into the federal government's plan
of attack on pollution through improved
water treatment systems, enhanced soil
quality and the restoration of industrial
waste water. Using direct cloning methods. TerraGen scientists have identified
new industrial enzymes that may replace
or supplement exist-
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use bacteria to degrade
toxic substances. The
professor says the full
biochemical potential
of microbes can be re-
alized by isolating
  genes with useful enzyme characteristics
encoded in microbial DNA.
Processes developed by TerraGen enable researchers to screen soil samples
for unculturable microbes and extract
their DNA. The DNA is then inserted into
surrogate hosts which, in turn, express
genes providing a range of enzymes with
sensitivity to heat and cold, acid resistance and other intriguing traits.
TerraGen is one of seven UBC spin-off
companies to set up shop in the Gerald
McGavin Multi-Tenant Facility located at the
corner of East Mall and Agronomy Road.
The building was constructed by Discovery Parks Inc. to provide economical
lab and office space on campus.
UBC's University-Industry Liaison Office (UILO) was instrumental inTerraGen's
start-up. As the link to UBC's research
resources, the office negotiates all research
contracts with industry and commercializes the university's research discoveries.
To date, the UILO has overseen the
creation of 72 spin-off companies.
Pollution research gets
boost from federal funds
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
The Pulp and Paper Research Institute
of Canada (PAPRICAN) Vancouver laboratory has undertaken a major research
project to develop technologies that eliminate pulp and paper mill pollution at the
The project, recently announced by
federal Industry Minister John Manley at
the laboratory in UBC's Discovery Park,
will see up to $9 million in repayable
contributions invested by the federal government. The pulp and paper industry is
contributing an additional $27 million.
Jim Wearing, associate director at
PAPRICAN's Vancouver laboratory, said
the project will further encourage the
efforts of a number of UBC researchers
who work in close collaboration with
"We feel that we can't do everything."
Wearing said. "So if we can get Canadian
researchers working on the problems,
particularly at UBC where we try to encourage work on the longer term and
more fundamental issues, their research
complements the work we're doing."
PAPRICAN estimates that the project,
including research and development investment, will total $88.5 million over five years.
Described by the Canadian Pulp and
Paper Association as "one of the largest
research projects of its kind in the world."
the project will look into the development
of closed cycle technologies. The strategic
aim of the research is to achieve paper
mills which generate virtually no effluent.
Among the UBC researchers involved
will be Chemical Engineering Assoc.
Prof. Peter Englezos, who studies the
behavior of ions in pulp and paper
process streams: Civil Engineering
Assoc. Prof. Eric Hall, who works on
waste water treatment: and Chemical
Engineering Prof. Paul Watkinson, who
is working on converting lignin—a
byproduct of the pulp process—into a
Prof. Martha Salcudean, who holds
the Weyerhaeuser Industrial Research
Chair in Computational Fluid Dynamics,
has led mathematical modelling of processes that continue to make an important contribution to research in the area,
Wearing said.
Salcudean said the funding is a step in
the right direction.
"It's very important for this industry to
respond positively to environmental concerns," she said. "And I'm a strong believer that the forest industry is very
important to Canada, and particularly to
B.C. Any work that would increase our
competitive positions vis-a-vis other countries is of extreme importance."
PAPRICAN, a non-profit research and
educational organization, operates research laboratories in Vancouver and
Pointe Claire, Quebec, in addition to educational and postgraduate research programs at McGill University, the Ecole
Polytechnique in Montreal, and the UBC
Pulp and Paper Centre. 4 UBC Reports ■ October 31, 1996
November 3 through November 16
Sunday, Nov. 3
Green College Performing
Arts Group
Early Music. UBC Early Music
Ensemble, John Sawyer director. Green College, 8pm. Call
Music/Dance Performance
Minotauri. Cretan Asssociation
of B.C. MOA, 2:30pm. Call 822-
Monday, Nov. 4
Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology Seminar
Antibiotic Interaction And Resistance Mechanisms In The Bacterial Large Ribosomal Subunit.
Stephen Douthwaite, Odense U.
IRC#4, 3:30pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-3178.
Green College Resident
Speaker Series
Physics In Medicine: FromX-Rays
To MRI—100 Years And Beyond.
Tally Vertinsky, Medicine;
Andrew Dlugan, Physics. Green
College, 5:30pm. Call 822-6067.
Mechanical Engineering
Software Engineering. Benjamin
Pedret, GM Autoship System.
CEME 1202. 3:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-3904.
Architecture Lecture
Peter Forbes: On His Work. Peter
Forbes. Lasserre 202, 6pm. Call
Tuesday, Nov. 5
Centre for Chinese
Research Performance
Concert Of Chinese Erhu Music.
Ma Xiaohui, Shanghai Chinese
Orchestra. Asian Centre auditorium. 12:30pm. Call 822-2331.
Statistics Seminar
Penalties Or Stochastic Models:
That Is the The Question. Sonia
Mazzi, Statistics. Old Computer
Science 301. 4pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-0570.
Cecil and Ida Green
Visiting Professor
Reflections On The Sexual Contract. Prof. Carole Pateman, Political Science, UCLA. Green College Graham House, 7:30pm. Call
3M Lecture in
Materials Science
The Discovery And Development
Of High-Oxidation State Transition: Metal Complexes that Contain Multiple Metal-Carbon
Bonds. Prof. Richard Schrock,
MIT. Chemistry 250 (south wing),
lpm. Refreshments. Call 822-
Pharmaceutical Sciences
General Properties Of Pharmaceutical Polymers: Preliminary
Studies Using Ethylene Vinyl
Acetate Copolymer. Chris
Springate, grad. student. IRC#3,
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-4645.
Biotechnology Laboratory
Seminar Series
Forces Stabilizing Proteins. Prof.
C. Nick Pace, Texas A&M U.
Wesbrook 201, 12:30pm. Call
Centre for Chinese
Research Seminar
Institutional Structures, Transactional Networks And Rural Industrialization In China. Andrew
Morton, post doctoral fellow. CK
Choi 120, 12:30-2pm. Call 822-
Botany Seminar
Mating: Why Some Positions Are
Better Than Others. Tia Vellani,
PhD candidate. BioSciences 2000,
12:30-l:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Centre for India and South
Asia Research Seminar
Gender And Development In India: Media Representation. Lyse
Doucet, BBC: Kalpana Sharma,
The Hindu. CK Choi 129, 12:30-
2:00pm. Call 822-2629.
Rehabilitation Sciences
Information Night
Criteria For Admission For Prospective Students. IRC#2, 7:30-
9:30pm. Call 822-7392.
Bookstore Authors Series
From Protest To Power. Bob Rae.
Buchanan A-106, 12:30pm. Call
Green College Speaker Series
Rhythms Of Academic Life. Peter
Frost, Commerce. Green College.
5:30pm. Graham House Reception, 4:45pm. Call 822-6067.
Faculty Women's Club
The Greater Vancouver Book.
Chuck Davis, author. Cecil Green,
7:30pm. Call 264-7843.
Centre for Applied Ethics
Foreign Aid And Population Policy:
Some Ethical Considerations.
Charles Blackorby. David
Donaldson and Walter Bosser.
Economics. Angus 413, 4-6pm.
Call 822-5139.
Flu Vaccine
For UBC Faculty And Staff. Student Health Services, 8am-lpm.
$10. Call 822-701 1.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Cecil and Ida Green Visiting
Democracy, Freedom And Special
Rights. Prof. Carole Pateman. Political Science, UCLA. Curtis 101/
102, 12:30pm. Call 822-5675.
Centre for Japanese
Research Seminar
Images Of Women In Nanban Art.
Mori Matsumoto, Fine Arts. CK
Choi 120, 12:30-2pm. Call 822-
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Role Of Cytokines In Allergic-
Asthma. Marsha Wills-Karp, Johns
Hopkins U. St. Paul's Hosp.
Gourlay conference room, 5-6pm.
Call 875-5653.
Microbiology & Immunology
Seminar Series
Mycobacterial Cell Wall: Structure
And Functions. Hiroshi Nikaido,
UC-Berkeley. Wesbrook 201, 12-
Ecology and Centre for
Biodiversity Research
The Evolution Of Polyploidy In
Anurans. Barbara Mable. post
doctoral fellow. Family/Nutritional
Sciences 60. 4:30pm. Call 822-
Rummage, Bake, Book Sale
Creative Writing's Annual Sale For
The United Way. Continues Nov.
7. Buchanan E-462, 12:30-
1:30pm. Call Pat Rose. 822-0699.
Interdisciplinary Studies
Discussion Of Mieke Bai. "The Effects of Language." Green College.
5:30pm. Call 822-6067.
Kathleen Rudolph, flute: Terence
Dawson, piano. Music recital hall,
12:30pm. Admission $3. Call 822-
Thursday, Nov. 7
Canadian Studies Workshop
International, Regional, Or Parochial? Vancouver Architecture
1945-65. Rhodri Windsor-
Liscombe, Fine Arts. Green College, 7:30pm. Call 822-6067.
Biochemistry & Molecular
Biology Seminar
Molecular Biology Of Epithelial
Phosphate Transport. HeiniMurer,
U of Zurich-Irchel. IRC# 1,4:30pm.
Refreshments at 4pm. Call 822-
Continuing Studies Lecture
The Story OfThe Book. Asst. Prof.
Stan Echard, English. Vancouver
Public Library. 12-1:30pm. Continues to Nov. 28. $45: seniors
$35. Call 822-1450.
Continuing Studies Seminar
A World On Edge: Critical Choices
For Global Development In The
Millenium. Frank Tester. Social
Work; Ivan Head. Law & Political
Science. Family/Nutritional Sciences 50. 7:30-9pm. Continues to
Nov. 28. $45: seniors $35. Call
Genetics Graduate Program
Examination Of The Coding Regions of dpy-14 Region in C.
Elegans. Wei Zhou. MSc candidate. Wesbrook201. 4pm. Refreshments. Call 822-8764.
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Geological. Biological, And Chemical Interactions in Hydrothermal
Svstems On The Juan de Fuca
Ridge: Insights From Newly Discovered Vent Fields. Debbie Kelley.
U of Washington. Geology 135.
12:30pm. Call 822-3466.
Environmental Engineering
Sustainability OfThe Fishery In
The Lower Mainland .Otto Langer,
Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans.
CEME 1215. 3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-2637.
HR MacMillan Lecture Series
A Risk Assessment Approach To
Biodiversity And Land Use.
Raymond O'Connor, U of Maine.
MacMillan 166. 2:30-3:30pm. Call
Physics and Astronomy
From Chemisorption To Epitaxy:
A Step-By-Step Building Project.
Marjorie Olmstead, U of Washington. Hebb theatre. 4pm. Refreshments at 3:45pm. Call 822-
Psychiatry Guest Lecture
Practical And Theoretical Significance Of Tourette Syndrome And
Tics For General Psychiatrists. Dr.
Roger Freeman. B.C.'s Children's
Hospital. Psychiatry, Detwiller
Pavilion lecture theatre. 9-
10:15am. Call 822-7550.
Ecrire Pour Les Jeunes. Marie-
Danielle Croteau. Dominque
Demers. Michele Marineau.
Buchanan Tower. 7eetage. 19h30.
Renseignements 822-2879.
MRC Presentation and
MRC Celebration Of Excellence.
Dr. Henry Friesen. president, MRC.
IRC#6, 4-6pm. Call 822-5159.
Architecture Lecture
Carlo Aymonino: On His Work.
Carlo Aymonino, Venice. Lasserre
102, 6pm. Call 822-2779.
Collegium Musicum. John Sawyer, Ramona Luengen, directors.
Music recital hall, 12:30pm. Call
Friday, Nov. 8
Representation Et Mythification De
L'Enfance Dans La Litterature
Jeunesse Du 17e Au 20e Siecle.
Dominique Demers, U du Quebec
a Montreal. Buchanan Tower, 7e
etage, 12h30.Renseignments822-
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Alternative And Complementary
Medicines As Cancer Therapy. Dr.
C. Fernandez, Pediatrics. GF
Strong auditorium, 9am. Call 875-
Chemical Engineering
Treatment Of A Pulp Mill Condensate Stream In A Feedback-Controlled Fixed Film Bioreactor.
Gonzalo Milet, grad. student.
Chemical Engineering 206,
3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
Centre for Korean Research
Verb HA-Incorporation Involved In
The Format ion Of Consonant Compound In Korean. Prof. Tai-Hwa
Park. Kang Won National U. CK
Choi 129, 4-5:30pm. Call 822-
Cecil & Ida Green Visiting
Sovereignty, Rights And The Great
Apes. Prof. Carole Pateman, Political Science. UCLA. Curtis 176.
12:30-2:30pm. Call 822-5675.
Geography Collquium Series
Graven Landscapes. Contested
Transitions: Interpreting Land
Management Practices In the
Squamish Forest District. Maureen
Reed. Geography 229.3:30pm. Call
Occupational Hygiene
Seminar Series
A Physio logic ally-Based
Toxicokenetic Model of Polycyclic
Aromatic Hydrocarbons For Environmental Risk Assessment.
Prof. Francis Law, SFU. Vancouver Hosp/HSC. Koerner Pavilion
G-279. 12:30-l:30pm. Call 822-
Psychiatry Guest Lecture
Brain Imaging In Mood Disorder.
Dr. Terence Ketter, Stanford U.
Psychiatry, Detwiller Pavilion lecture theatre. 8:30-9:30am. Refreshments. Call 822-7550.
Opera Panel Discussion
Humperdinck's Hansel and
Gretel. Alison Green, Theatre and
Film: Nancy Hermiston, Music;
Floyd St. Clair, French; and
Andrew Busza, English. Green
College, 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
UBC Chamber Strings. Eric
Wilson, director. Music recital
hall. 12:30pm. Call 822-3113.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Democratization: Questions For
The Year 2000. Prof. Carole
Pateman. Political Science, UCLA.
IRC#2, 8:15pm. Call 822-5675.
Le Livre: Une Passion Partagee.
Marie-Danielle Croteau,
Dominque Demers et Michele
Marineau, auteures. Bibliotheque
cent rale de Vancouver, 10am.
Renseignement 684-6217.
Sunday, Nov. 10
Green College Performing
Arts Group
An Evening Of Improv Games.
Jennifer Covert. Theatre and
Film. Green College, 8pm. Call
Dance Performance
The Greek Community Of East
Vancouver Dancers. MOA,
2:30pm. Call 822-5087.
Monday, Nov. 11
Remembrance Day Service
War  Memorial  Gym,   10:45am.
Refreshments. Call 822-2484.
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Green College Speaker
The Roots Of Mathematical Understanding Lie Buried In Language. Susan Pirie, Curriculum
Studies. Green College, 5:30pm.
Graham House reception,
4:45pm. Call 822-6067.
Green College Speaker
Fireside Chat. Himani Bannerji,
Sociology. York U. Green College, 8pm. Call 822-6067.
Botany and Centre for
Biodiversity Research
Heavy Metal Medley: A Tantalizing Tale of Calcium, Actin And
Some Elusive Proteins. Lillian
Alessa. PhD candidate.
BioSciences 2000, 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
The UBC Reports Calendar lists university-f eiateci or
university-sponsored events on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland.
Calendar items must be submitted on forms available
from the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251 Cecfl Green
Park Road, Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1. Phone: 822-3131.
Fax: 822-2684. An electronic form is available on the UBC
Reports Web page at http://www.ubc.ca under 'News.*
Please limit to 35 words. Submissions for the Calendar's
Notices section may be limited due to space.
Deadline for the November 14 issue of UBC Reports
— which covers the period November 17 to November
30 — is noon, November 4. Calendar
UBC Reports • October 31, 1996 5
November 3 through November 16
Byzantine Iconography. Eva
Zogaris. art historian. MOA,
7:30pm. Call 822-5087.
DOW Lecture in Analytical
Life InThe Fast Lane: High Speed
Separations, Spectroscopy. And
Imaging Of Biomolecules. Prof.
Michael D. Morris, U of Michigan. Chemistry 250 (south wing),
lpm. Refreshments at 12:40pm.
Call 822-3266.
Joan Carlisle-Irving Fine
Arts Lecture Series
Popular Modernisms And Cultural In/Subordination. Bruce
Barber, artist. Lasserre 102,
5:30pm. Call 822 2757.
Uncertainty. Michael Larsen.
Buchanan B-232, 12:30pm. Call
Statistics Seminar
Loss Of Efficiency In The Quasi-
Likelihood Analysis Of Aggregated Data In Random Effects
Poisson Processes. Prof.
Charmaine Dean. SFU. Old
Computer Science 301, 4-
5:30pm. Refreshments. Call
Wednesday, Nov. 13
Centre for Research in
Women's Studies and
Gender Relations Seminar
KVSL Narasamamba, folklorist.
1896 East Mall. 3:30-5pm. Call
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Beta Agonists: Friend Or Foe?
Dr. M. FitzGerald, Medicine. St.
Paul's Hosp, Gourlay conference
room, 5-6pm. Call 875 5653.
Continuing Studies Lecture
The Painted Lady: The History Of
Fashionable Makeup And Hair-
dressing. Ivan Sayers. Hotel
Georgia, 9:30-11am. Continues
Nov. 20. $25: seniors $20. Call
Microbiology &
Immunology Seminar
Multivalent pill Phage Display
Libraries:  Issues And Applica
tions. Daniel Wilson. Wesbrook
201. 12-lpm. Call 822-3308.
Modern European Studies
Colloquium Series
Adelbert Von Chamisso: A German Romantic Poet And The European Dimensions Of His Work.
Edward Mornin, Germanic Studies. Buchanan penthouse,
3:30pm-5pm. Call 822 5969.
Your UBC Forum
Teaching and Learning. Vice-
president Maria Klawe. moderator. SUB conversation pit, 12:30-
Ecology and Centre for
Biodiversity Research
Species-Area And Distribution-
Abundance Relationships United.
Ilka Hanski. U of Helsinki. Fam-
ily/Nutritonal Sciences 60.
4:30pm. Refreshments at
4:20pm, Hut B-8. Call 822-3957.
Cultural and Media Studies
Interdisciplinary Group
Disability And Health Care:
Knowledges, Narratives And Ruling Relations. Marie Campbell,
Human Social Development.
UVic. Green College. 5:30pm.
Call 822-6067.
Noon Hour Concert
Ellen Silverman and Barrie
Barington, duo piano. Music recital hall. 12:30pm. Admission $3.
Call 822-5574.
Thursday, Nov. 14
Flu Vaccine
For UBC Faculty And Staff. Student Health Services, 12-3:30pm.
$10. Call 822-7011.
Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology Seminar
Pathways For Macromolecules
Into Macrophage Cytoplasm. Joel
Swanson. Scarfe 100, 3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-
Law and Society Seminar
Challenging The Public /Private
Divide: Feminism And Socio-Legal
Policy. Susan Boyd, Law: Nitya
Iyer. Law: Jennifer Koshan, Law:
Claire Young, Law: Marlee Kline,
Law: Amanda Ocran, Geography:
Dorothy Chunn, Criminology, SFU.
Green College, 7:30pm. Call 822-
Science First! Lecture Series
Why We Should Continue To Watch
The Skies: The Hidden Impact Of
Astronomy On Your Life. Jaymie
Matthews. Physics and Astronomy.
IRC#2, l-2pm. Call 822-5552.
Young Alumni Connections
Lecture/Slide Show
Three Seasons Of The Wind: Six
Weeks By Canoe On The Thelon
I^iver. Kathleen and Michael Pitt. Cecil
Green. 7:30-9:30pm. Admission $5.
Refreshments. Call 822-8917.
Continuing Studies Lecture
The Nature Of Things: Lucretius'
Didactic Poem. Carl Johnson. Hotel Georgia. 9:30-1 lam. Continues Nov. 21. $25: seniors $20. Call
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Is There A Role For Antibiotics In
Rheumatoid Arthritis? Dana Cole.
PharmD student. Cunningham
160. l-2pm. Call 822-4645.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Finasteride Vs. Terazolin in BPH.
Pat Gerber. PharmD student.
Cunningham 160, l-2pm. Call
Genetics Graduate Program
Dissecting Chromatin Structure
Using Position-Effect Variegation
In Drosophila. Tom Grigliatti. Zoology. Wesbrook 201, 4pm. Refreshments. Call 822-8764.
Environmental Engineering
Formation Of Disinfection Byproducts In The Drinking Water
Distribution System. John
Brereton, PhD candidate. CEME
1215, 3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-2637.
HR MacMillan Lecture Series
Metapopulations. Illka Hanski. U
of Helsinki. MacMillan 166, 2:30-
3:30pm. Call 822-9695.
Architecture Lecture
Chris Genik: On His Work. Chris
Genick, Los Angeles. Lasserre 102,
6pm. Call 822-2779.
CICSR Distinguished Lecture
Modelling Intelligent Systems: Languages. Automata, And Differential Equations. Roger Brockett.
Harvard U. CICSR/CS 208, 4-
5:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
Poetic Persuasions
Readings Of Original Works And
Open Forum. Green College, 8pm.
Call 822-6067.
Opera Panel Discussion
Janacek'sJenufa. Susan Bennett,
Vancouver Opera: Milena Janda.
Vancouver Opera: and Andrew
Busza. English. Buchanan penthouse. 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
Physics and Astronomy
The Dirac Comb: Scattering From
A Locally Periodic Potential. David
Griffiths, Reed College. Hebb theatre, 4pm. Refreshments at 3:45pm.
Call 822-3853.
University Singers. James
Fankhauser, director. Music recital hall. 12:30pm. Call 822-3113.
Friday, Nov. 15
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Studies Of Mice And Men: The
Development And   Utility  Of A
Mouse Model For Hurler Syndrome. Dr. Lome A. Clarke. GF
Strong audiotorium, 9am. Call
Chemical Engineering
Modelling And Predictive Control
Of Bioprocesses For Recombinant
Protein Production. Jason Dowd,
grad. student. Chemical Engineering 206, 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Regulation Of Nitric Oxide
Synthase(s) In Cardiomyocytes.
Lakshman Sandirasegarane.
IRC#3, 12:30-l:30pm. Call 822-
Occupational Hygiene
Seminar Series
Determinants Of Exposure To
Flour Dust In Bakeries. Igor
Burstyn. grad. student. Vancouver Hosp/HSC, Koerner Pavilion
G-279, 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
Mathematics Colloquium
Mathematics    On   The    Web.
Johnathan M. Borwein. SFU.
Math 100,3:40pm. Refreshments
at 3:15pm, Math Annex 1115.
Call 822-2666.
Medieval and Renaissance
Isues Of Evidence. Hector
Williams, Classics: Sam Wong.
English: Iain Higgins, English;
Heather MacNeil, Law: Anthony
Dawson, English; David
Measday, Physics; Rhoda
Friedrichs, History, Douglas College: and respondent David Harris
Sacks, History, Reed College.
Green College. 4:30pm. Call 822-
Saturday, Nov. 16
Vancouver Institute
Leonard Cohen: 'The Only Tourist In Havana." Prof. Ira Nadel,
English, 1RC#2. 8:15pm. Call
Bookstore Author Series
Eenie Meenie Manitoba. Bob
Heidbreder. children's author.
Bookstore. l:30-2:30pm. Call
Bookstore Book Sale
To Nov. 16. Sale includes large
variety of academic titles. UBC
Bookstore. 9am-5pm weekdays.
10am-5pm Saturdays. Closed Nov.
11. Call 822-2665.
Art Exhibition
Chinese paintings by members of
the Blue Cloud Artists Association. To Nov. 10. Asian Centre
auditorium. 10am-6pm. Call 649-
Frederic Wood Theatre
Opera. Hansel and Gretel. Nov. 13
to 30. 8pm. Nov. 28, additional
performance. 12:30pm. Admission
$8-$ 14. Two for one preview. Nov.
13. Refreshments. A co-production of the Depts. of Theatre and
Film, Creative Writing, and the
School of Music. Call 822-2678.
Faculty. Staff and Grad Student
Volleyball Group. Every Monday
and Wednesday, Osborne Centre,
Gym A, 12:30- 1:30pm. No fees.
Drop-ins and regular attendees
welcome for friendly competitive
games. Call 822-4479 or e-mail:
Fun and Fitness
UBC Community Sport Services
offers adult ballet, gymnastics and
ice hockey classes for beginners.
No experience is necessary. For
more information call 822-3688.
Dorothy Somerset Studio
The Fireraisers by Max Frisch. Nov.
6 to 16. Directed by Neil Cadger.
8pm. Call 822-2678.
Morris and Helen Belkin Art
Gallery Exhibition
Tuesday - Friday; 10am-5pm; Saturday, 12-5pm. 1825 Main Mall.
Call 822-2759.
Surplus Equipment
Recycling Facility
Weekly sales of furniture, computers, scientific etc. held every
Wednesday, noon-5pm. SERF,
Task Force Building, 2352 Health
Sciences Mall. Call 822-2582 for
Faculty Development
Would you like to talk with an
experienced faculty member, one
on one. about your teaching concerns? Call the Centre for Faculty
Development and Instructional
Services at 822-0828 and ask for
the Teaching Support Group.
Women Community Builders
The Faculty Women's Club seeks
to build community among the
academic faculty and professional
stalfat UBC. its affiliated Colleges,
the Library. Health Sciences Centre, and research centres on campus. It brings together women,
connected to the university either
through their work or that of their
spouses, for social activities, lectures and the common goal of raising scholarship funds. Whether
you have neglected to join over the
years, are a post doctoral affiliate,
or are here on sabbatical, come
out and get involved in your community! You will be made welcome. Contact president Jean
McCutcheon. 261-3275, vice
president Jenny Russell, 224-
Studies in Hearing and
Senior (65 years or older) and junior (20-30 years) volunteers
needed. Participants will attend
up to three one-hour appointments
at UBC. Experiments will examine
different aspects of hearing and
communication abilities. Honorarium for some studies. Please
call The Hearing Lab. 822-9474.
Clinical Research Support
The Clinical Research Support
Group which operates under the
auspices of the Dept. of Health
Care and Epidemiology provides
methodological, biostatistical,
computational and analytical support for health researchers. For an
appointment please call Laurel
Slaney at 822-4530.
Garden Hours
Nitobe Memorial Garden open
10am-2:30pm weekdays only. Botanical Garden and the Shop-in-
the-Garden are open 10am-6pm
daily (including weekends). Call
822-9666 (gardens), 822-4529
Parents with Babies
Have you ever wondered how babies learn to talk? ... help us find
out! We are looking for parents
with babies between 1 and 14
months of age to participate in
language development studies. If
you are interested in bringing your
baby for a one hour visit, please
call Dr. Janet Werker's Infant Studies Centre, Department of Psychology. UBC, 822-6408 (ask for
Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
Participant s required to take part
in clinical dermatology trial at
Division of Dermatology. 855
West 10 Avenue. Requirements,
50 years of age and older, within
72 hours of onset of first skin
rash. Maximum 13 visits over 24
week period. Free medication and
honorarium given. For further
information call 875-5296.
Diabetes 1997 Conference
The Young Diabetic.
Interprofessional Continuing
Education Conference will take
place Friday. April 4 and Saturday. April 5, 1997, in Vancouver,
for all health professionals interested and involved in diabetic
care. For further information call
Centering Pregnancy
The Centering Pregnancy Drop-
in, run by UBC Nursing Faculty
and students in collaboration
with West-Main Health Unit, offers support and information
about pregnancy and birth to
women who are pregnant or contemplating pregnancy. Wednesdays. 10-11:30am, Acadia
Fairview Commons Block. For
information call 822-7470.
Boomerang Family
The Counselling Psychology Department is looking for adults
who have returned home to live.
They and their parents are invited to participate in a study
focusing on the experience, inter-personal relations and responses to this change in the
family. Involves confidential interviews. Please call 432-1915
for more information.
UBC Zen Society
Meditation sessions will be held
each Monday (except holidays)
during term, in the Tea Gallery of
the Asian Centre from 1:30-
2:20pm. All welcome. Please be
punctual. Call 228-8955.
Parent Care Project
who are caring for a parent in a
care facility are needed for a counselling psychology study on the
challenges women face in parent
care. Involves individual interviews/questionnaire. Call Allison
at 822-9199. 6 UBC Reports ■ October 31, 1996
Picture the green forests of Pacific Spirit Park at
your backyard. A stroll along a sun-dappled pathway.
Beaches and blackberries five minutes away. Picture
a special collection of charming flats
and courtyard townhomes ~
come and discover Pemberley.
Traditional in architecture,
stylish in design with patios
or decks to double as your
summer living room. Come to Pemberley and you'll
find Vancouver's envied lifestyle at your doorstep.
Lively 1 Oth Avenue with its bookstores and bistros.
Golf courses, mountain bike trails, tennis and
racquet-ball courts, all
close by. Yours at
Pemberley where, each
morning, you wake up to
a life that borders on the wild.
Flats from $179,900; two-level courtyard
townhomes from $295,900 (prices include GST).
Presentation Centre and Display at Hampton
Place, UBC. Open 12-5 pm daily (except Friday)
For more information call 221 ~ 1996 UBC Reports • October 31, 1996 7
Review of Policy #20 —
Advertising of Position Vacancies
October 31, 1996
Dear Colleagues:
UBC's Board of Governors reviews all University policies on a three-year cycle.
As part of this review, we now are considering Policy #20. Advertising of Position
Vacancies. Because this policy has become a subject of concern. I am seeking
comments from all members of the University community on this matter.
I am interested particularly in your experiences using UBC's 1992 employment-
equity advertisement statement in recruiting staff and faculty. Has the required
statement—"UBC welcomes all qualified applicants, especially women, aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities"—facilitated or
hindered UBC's goal to hire the best candidate for the job? In light of your
experiences, I also am interested in your advice on the wording: Should the
University retain the current wording? If not, what wording do you suggest?
Please read the accompanying information on Policy #20, and send your
comments to Vice Provost Libby Nason by November 15.
David W. Strangway   v\ v.
In 1988, the University joined the Federal
Contractors Program in order to maintain its eligibility to bid on government
contracts. UBC's participation in the program requires that we institute special
measures and accommodations in hiring, training, and promotion in order to
improve the participation of designated
groups— women, aboriginal people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities— throughout the organization.
Such measures are intended to enable
members of designated groups, which
have been underrepresented in employment relative to their qualifications, to
compete with others on an equal basis.
Current Survey of Canadian Universities
Like other Canadian universities that
hold federal government contracts. UBC
routinely includes job advertisement
wording that refers to the four designated equity groups. Such wording differs amongst institutions; the following
examples are typical of the range:
York University is implementing a policy
of employment eqtiity, including affirmative action.
Concordia University is committed to
Employment Equity and encourages
applications from women, aboriginal
people, visible minorities and disabled
persons. All things being equal, women
candidates shall be given priority.
The University of Saskatchewan is committed to the principles of employment
equity and welcomes applications from
all qualified candidates. Women, people of aboriginal descent, members of
visible minorities, and people with disabilities are invited to identify themselves as members of these designated
groups in their applications.
The University of Guelph is committed
to an employment equity program that
includes special measures to achieve
diversity among its faculty and staff.
We therefore particularly encourage applications from qualified aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities,
members of visible minorities and
The University of British Columbia
welcomes all qualified applicants, especially women, aboriginal people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.
Queen's University has an employment
equity program, welcomes diversity in the
workplace and encourages applications
from all qualified candidates, including
women, aboriginal peoples, persons with
disabilities, and racial minorities.
Memorial University is committed to
employment equity.
UBC's Commitment to Hire the Best Person for the Job
Two policies at UBC unequivocally state
UBC's commitment to hiring the best
person for the job:
• Policy #2— Employment Equity (approved 1990 and reviewed by the Board
ofGovernors 1995) 'The fundamental
consideration for recruitment and retention of faculty and staff at The University of British Columbia is individual
achievement and merit."
• Policy #97— Conflict of Interest (approved 1992 and reviewed by the Board
ofGovernors 1995) "Faculty and staff
must be scrupulously fair and honest
in ensuring that positions are well advertised and that appointments are
offered always to the best-qualified
available candidates."
Because merit is the fundamental consideration in hiring, UBC's Policy on Employment Equity directs the University to
seek as many qualified applicants as
possible so that it can choose the best-
qualified person from the largest pool.
The purpose of the advertisement wording approved in 1992 is to increase the
candidate pool.
Range of Opinion To date
Recently, the media have reported various views on UBC's advertisement wording. Some individuals express concerns
about the word "especially", and propose
substituting the word "including"; others
want to retain "especially". Still others
recommend revising the advertisement
wording to include a statement to the
effect that UBC hires on the basis of
Draft Revisions of Policies
October 31, 1996
Dear Colleagues:
Reprinted here are four draft policies for your review.
1 .The changes to the Pest Control policy have been proposed by the Department
of Health, Safety and Environment, and are intended to bring the policy up-
to-date with current legislative requirements. For reader convenience,
deletions appear in cross-out and additions are in italics.
2.The changes to the Scholarly Activity policy arise from new requirements of
the Tri-Council (federal granting agencies MRC, NSERC, and SSHRC) as well
as our experience since the policy was first approved in administering the
procedures.  Deletions are in cross-out and additions are in italics.
3.The Commercial Enterprises policy has been broadened to include all
commercial enterprises on campus, not simply the making of films. The
purpose of the revisions is to ensure that, in authorizing a commercial
enterprise to operate on campus through a lease or license agreement, the
University retains the right to establish rules and regulations from time to
time. This is necessary to ensure that such activities promote and continue
to promote (or at a minimum do not conflict with) University objectives.
4.The new draft policy on sustainable development follows the policy approved
in 1994 on environmental protection compliance. The sustainable development initial draft is the work of a group that has brought much thought and
debate about sustainable development to its meetings over a period of three
years. There was consensus of the working group that this was the best
general approach for UBC to take.   Members of the working group were:
• Mark Aston, Health, Safety and Environment
• Jim Atwater, Civil Engineering
• Paul Becker, Plant Operations
• Mike Brauer, Respiratory Medicine
• Jutta Brunnee, Law
Chris Clark, Dentistry
Simon Ellis, Wood Science
Ron Giammarino, Commerce
Barbara Girard, Dentistry
Don Graham, Purchasing
Vince Grant, Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility
Wayne Greene, Health, Safety and Environment
David Grigg, Campus Planning & Development
Trina Hamilton, Student Environment Centre, SUB
Clyde Hertzman, Health Care & Epidemiology
Janet Land, Institute of Sustainable Development Research
Dorit Mason, Health, Safety and Environment
Christine Massey, Institute of Sustainable Development Research
Peter Nault, Plant Operations
Peter Nemetz, Commerce - Policy Analysis Div.
Mary Jean O'Donnell, Plant Operations
Freda Pagani, Campus Planning & Development
Andrew Parr, Food Services - Purchasing
Bill Rees, Community & Regional Planning
Janice Robinson, Housing
John Robinson, Institute of Sustainable Development Research
Tom Ross, Commerce
Olav Slaymaker, Geography
Leslie Smith, Geological Sciences
John Vanderstoep, Food Science
The cost of implementing the policy, if and when approved, is under study now. The
working group, mindful of the University's financial situation, has tried to develop
a structure that is the least expensive possible and that will still be effective.
Your comments on all these policy changes will be most helpful if received by
November 15, 1996.  Please address any suggestions to Vice Provost Libby Nason.
David W. Strangway ^ ^
President 8 UBC Reports ■ October 31, 1996
Draft Revision of Policy #85
Scholarly Integrity
Approved: January 1995
President Academic & Provost, Vice President Research
The University recognizes that teaching,
research, scholarship and creative activity are most likely to flourish in a climate
of academic freedom. Since the conditions for proper teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity are quite different depending upon the discipline,
individual investigators are expected to
assume direct responsibility for the intellectual and ethical quality of their work.
The university community has always
recognized the necessity for maintaining
the highest ethical standards in the conduct of scholarly activities. The University of British Columbia has developed
this policy to communicate expectations,
increase awareness of integrity issues,
and encourage scholars (be they students or members of faculty and staff) to
assume personal responsibility.
• to promote scholarly integrity among
scholars, in order to maintain and enhance the value of impartiality that
universities offer society;
• to proscribe activities which breach
generally acceptable standards of
scholarly conduct;
• to provide a process for dealing with
allegations of scholarly misconduct
UBC is responsible for developing awareness among all students and members of
faculty and staff involved in teaching and
scholarly activities of the need for the
highest standards of integrity, accountability and responsibility.
UBC holds scholars responsible for scholarly and scientific rigour and integrity in
teaching and research, in obtaining, recording and analyzing data and in presenting, reporting and publishing results,
through such means as:
• evaluating the work of students in a fair
• giving appropriate recognition, including authorship, to those who have made
an intellectual contribution to the contents ofthe publication, and only those
people; using unpublished work of other
researchers and scholars only with
permission and with due acknowledgement; and using archival material in
accordance with the rules of the archives;
• obtaining the permission ofthe author
before using new information, concepts
or data originally obtained through
access to confidential manuscripts or
applications for funds for research or
training that may have been seen as a
result of processes such as peer review;
• conforming to UBC standard requirements for working with humans, animals, biohazards, radioisotopes and
affecting the environment;
• using research funds in accordance
with the terms and conditions under
which those funds were received;
• revealing to the University, journals,
sponsors, funding agencies or those
requesting opinions, any conflict of interest, financial or other, that might
influence their decisions on whether
the Individual should be asked to review manuscripts or applications, test
products or be permitted to undertake
work sponsored from outside sources.
(See Policy #97, Conflict of Interest.)
UBC investigates allegations of scholarly
misconduct in a timely, impartial and
accountable manner and takes appropri
ate action, including any necessary steps
to preserve evidence, when it finds that
scholarly misconduct has occurred.
In order to maintain integrity in teaching,
research, scholarship and creative activity and to avoid misconduct, members
involved in teaching, research, scholarship and professional/creative activity
shall in particular:
• evaluate the work of students fairly;
• recognize and acknowledge the intellectual contribution of others;
• not use new information obtained
through access to confidential manuscripts or applications seen as a result
of peer review:
• use scholarly and scientific rigour in
obtaining, recording and analyzing data
and in reporting results;
• ensure that authors of published work
include all and only those who have
intellectually contributed:
• maintain integrity in using research
Acts of scholarly misconduct may be committed with varying degrees of deliberate-
ness. It is recognized that the borderline
between scholarly incompetence, carelessness
and negligence, on the one hand, and intentional dishonesty, on the other, may be very
narrow. The result is objectionable in any
case, even if different degrees of discipline are
Careful supervision of new members of
faculty and staff by their supervisors and
department heads is in the best interest
of the institution, the supervisor, the
trainee and the scholarly/scientific community. The complexity of scholarly and
scientific methods, the necessity for caution in interpreting possibly ambiguous
data, the need for advanced analysis, and
the variety of protocols for reporting research data all require an active role for
the supervisor in the guidance of new
Principal and co-investigators who have
failed to exercise reasonable care in directing and supervising researchers who
have committed academic misconduct
share in the blame and should be disciplined accordingly.
A factor in many cases of alleged scholarly/scientific misconduct has been the
absence of a complete set of verifiable data.
The retention of accurately recorded and
retrievable results is of utmost importance. For instance, in many scientific
departments, a record ofthe primary data
must be maintained in the laboratory and
cannot be removed.
A gradual diffusion of responsibility for
multi-authored or collaborative studies
could lead to the publication of papers for
which no single author is prepared to
take full responsibility. Two safeguards
in the publication of accurate reports are
the active participation of each co-author
in verifying that part of a manuscript that
falls within his/her specialty area and
the designation of one author who takes
responsibility through reasonable care
for the validity of the entire manuscript.
Formal procedures for the investigation
of allegations of scholarly misconduct are
essential to assure the protection of the
rights of all those involved in the case
until the basis of the allegations can be
examined and a resolution ofthe problem
can be determined.
Source of Allegation(s)
The initial report of suspected misconduct
may come from various sources within or
without the University. For example, the
allegation may come from an individual
member of faculty or staff, a student, a
member of the general public, a media report, a group of individuals, an anonynvouzs
source, a granting source or from a University administrator.
Initial Disposition of Allegations
Allegations of scholarly misconduct received by members ofthe University community, including administrators, are forwarded to the Vice President Research.
The Vice President Research is the central
point of contact for receiving allegations,
as he/she is normally sufficiently at arm's
length so as to be viewed as impartial and
free of personal conflicts of interest. If the
Vice President Research feels it would be
inappropriate to receive a particular complaint for whatever reason, he/she tnay
refer the complaint to the Provost.
Authority of the Vice President Research and the Provost
The Vice President Research and theProv-
ost both have the authority: to close down
and declare "off limits" facilities used for
research; to protect the administration of
University and outside funds involved in
the research; to obtain and retain relevant documentation (eg lab notes, computer disks, hard drives, proof of credentials) related to an investigation; to request that members of the university
community appear before an investigative committee and answer its questions
or supply materials to it.
Allegations Referred to the Vice President Research or the Provost
The Vice President Research or the Provost may choose to refer the matter back to
the unit or to dismiss the allegation. If in
the judgement of the Vice President Research or the Provost the allegations have
sufficient substance to warrant investigation, he/she informs the student(s)
and/or employee(s) named in the allegation, in writing. The written notice summarizes the allegation in sufficient detail
to allow the individual(s) concerned an
opportunity to respond. Responses received are forwarded to the investigative
committee if established.
Appointment of Investigating Committee
The Vice President Research or the Provost appoints an Investigative Committee
consisting of three experienced members, one external to UBC, and all at arms
length from both the person(s) alleging
misconduct and the person(s) alleged to
have misconducted themselves. The terms
of reference of the Investigative Committee are to determine if scholarly misconduct has occurred, and if so, its extent
and seriousness. The Committee elects
one of its members as Chair.
As this is an internal investigative process, proceedings arc conducted in private
and persons alleged to have misconducted
themselves arc not entitled to representation by legal counsel when they meet
with the Investigative Committee.
In cases of collaborative research involving other institutions, it may be desirable
to conduct either parallel investigations,
or a joint investigation, with appropriate
changes to the procedures outlined below.
Whichever method is chosen, UBC will
cooperate fully with other institutions.
Investigation within Sixty Days
Due to the sensitive nature of allegations
of scholarly misconduct, the inquiry by
the Investigative Committee should be
completed and a draft report prepared
within sixty days of the initial written
notification to the respondent(s). In complex cases a full report may not be possible
in this time frame, but some assessment
must be prepared within three months.
Considerations for the Investigative
The Committee aims to review all scholarly activity with which the individual
has been involved during the period of
time considered pertinent in relation to
the allegation, including any abstracts,
papers or other methods of scholarly
communication. A special audit of accounts may also be performed on the
sponsored research accounts of the involved individual(s). Individuals may be
required to prove credentials.
The Committee has the right to see any
University documents and question any
students or members of faculty and staff
during its investigation.
The Committee ensures that it is cognizant of all real or apparent conflicts of
interest on the part of those involved in
the inquiry, including both those accused and those making the allegations.
It may seek impartial expert opinions, as
necessary and appropriate, to ensure the
investigation is thorough and authoritative.
In the investigation process, the persons
alleged to have engaged in misconduct
have the right to know all allegations
against them and the right to respond
Review of Draft Report
The involved individual, any collaborators or supervisor related to the investigation are given reasonable opportunity
to review and comment on the draft report.
Findings and Recommendations ofthe
Investigative Committee
The Investigative Committee, upon reviewing all the elements in the case, will report
on its finding of whether or not scholarly
misconduct occurred, and, if so, its extent
and seriousness. If the allegations are
proven on a balance of probabilities, the
Investigative Committee shall also make
recommendations in its report on the need
• withdraw all pending relevant publications;
• notify editors of publications in which
the involved research was reported;
• redefine the status ofthe involved individuals;
• ensure that the units involved are informed about appropriate practices for
promoting the proper conduct of research;
• inform any outside funding agency ofthe
results of the inquiry and of actions to be
• recommend any disciplinary action to
be taken.
If the allegations are not substantiated,
the Committee may make recommendations in its report on the need for remedies.
The Report
The report is addressed to the Vice President
Researchor Provost whicheveroornrnissioned
the investigation, and details the full
allegation(s), the investigative steps taken by
the committee, including the individuals with
whom tt communicated and what their evidence was, its findings and any disciplinary
or remedial action tt is recommending. Recognizing that the report is a public document
under British Columbia's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy legislation,
individual identifiers are removed from the
final version ofthe report and are maintained
in a separate schedule that is not publicly
Materials from the Investigation
The Chair of the Committee keeps copies
of all materials, records and notes of interviews with individuals involved that in a
secure and confidential manner and hand
them over to the Vice President Research
or the Provost along with the Committee's
report. The report and related records are UBC Reports • October 31, 1996 9
Draft Revision of Policy #85 — Scholarly Integrity (cont.)
kept for a period of six years.
Report to the Appropriate Administrative Head of Unit within 75 days
The Vice President Research or the Provost forwards the investigative report to
the appropriate administrative head of
unit within 75 days of commissioning the
report. For students, the Administrative
Head of Unit with authority to receive and
act on the Committee's report is the President; for members of staff, it is the Director or Head of Department; for members
of faculty, the authority may be either the
President or the Dean/Head, depending
on the nature of the discipline contemplated. (The Agreement on Conditions of
Appointment states that only the President may discipline a faculty member by
dismissal or suspension without pay.)
The individual receiving the Committee's
report consults with the President, the
Provost, the Vice President Research, the
Dean, and if appropriate the Head of
Department, about its report. In cases
where scholarly misconduct is judged to
have occurred, the Provost, the Vice President Research, the Dean, the Head and
the President will discuss appropriate
action based on the nature and seriousness of the misconduct.
Decision about Discipline/Remedies
The appropriate head of administrative
unit communicates to the parties involved
in a timely manner regarding the decision
reached in the case in general, and to the
parties affected by decisions on discipline/remedies about the outcome particular to them.
Appeal of Discipline
Discipline imposed for scholarly misconduct may be appealed:
• By Faculty members in the Bargaining
Unit: through the grievance procedure
outlined in Section 21 ofthe Agreement on
the Framework for Collective Bargaining
with the Faculty Association or Section 10
of the Agreement on Conditions of Appointment.
• By Staff Members in Unions: through
the grievance procedure established in
the relevant collective agreements.
• By Management and Professional Staff:
through the grievance procedure established in the Framework Agreement
(yet to be negotiated).
• By Employees not covered above: directly to the President in writing.
• By Students: through the Senate Committee on Student Appeals on Student
Protection of Reputation
When no scholarly misconduct is found,
every effort will be made by the Vice President Research and the Provost to protect
the reputation of the individual named
from undue harm, as well as the reputation of the University. The Vice President
Research, Provost, Dean and Head may
consult about any remedial steps that
need to be taken in the circumstances.
Report to Granting Councils
Where misconduct is found to have occurred, the investigative report and decision regarding discipline/ remedies will
be forwarded within thirty days of the
decision ofthe administrative head of unit
to any granting council that has funded
the research.
Good Faith
In all proceedings and subsequent to a
final decision, the University will undertake to assure that those making an
allegation in good faith and without de
monstrably malicious intent are protected from reprisals or harassment.
False allegations made purposefully will
give lead to discipline for the individual
making the allegation by the University.
Annual Report
In order to disseminate information about
issues this policy is intended to address,
the Vice President Research and the Prov
ost publish annually a report summarizing the facts of cases of scholarly misconduct and their disposition. A copy of this
report is forwarded to the granting councils.
See also. Policy # 87 - Research, Policy
#88 - Patents and Licensing, Policy # 97
- Conflict of Interest, Statement on Academic Freedom in UBC Calendar.
Scholarly misconduct, interpreted in light
of practices that are appropriate within
scholarly communities, includes:
• plagiarism;
• fabrication or falsification of research
• conflict of scholarly interest, such as
suppressing the publication ofthe work
of another scholar;
• the unfair evaluation of a student's
• failure to obtain approvals for research
involving animal and human subjects,
biohazards, radioisotopes, environmen
tai effects, or to conduct such research
in  accordance  with  the protocols
• other practices that deviate significantly
from those which are acceptable as
appropriate within scholarly commu
• specific definitions or clarifications
adopted by a Faculty of any matter in
the points above and any other matter
specifically defined by a Faculty as
misconduct in scholarly activity, in order to ensure proper recognition of the
standards appropriate to the scholarly
communities within that Faculty, taking into account Codes of Professional
Conduct where applicable; but
• "misconduct" does not include any
matter involving only an honest difference of opinion, mistake or an honest
error of judgment.
Scholarly Activity includes all activity that
were it to be undertaken by a faculty
member would be appropriate for inclusion on a curriculum vitae or in an Annual
Report to the Head as teaching, scholarship, research or other creative/professional activity.
Falsification means alteration, selective
omission or misrepresentation of research
data or citations.
Fabrication means inventing or forging of
research data or citations.
Plagiarism means representing the
thoughts, writings or inventions of another as one's own.
Principal Investigator means the person
who has ultimate responsibility for a
research project. In the case of a project
funded by an external or internal grant,
normally the holder ofthe grant. In the
case of a project that is not funded, the
initiator of the project. The principal
investigator is usually the supervisor of
the research team (which may include
other faculty members) and is usually a
faculty member.
Draft #7
RESPONSIBLE: All Vice Presidents
"Human demands upon the planet
are now of a volume and kind that,
unless changed substantially,
threaten the future well-being of all
living species. Universities are entrusted with the major responsibility to help societies shape their
present and future development
policies and actions into the sustainable and equitable forms necessary for an environmentally secure
and civilized world."—The Halifax
The severity of the problem has been recognized not only by universities, but also
by industry. One conclusion from the
Business Council for Sustainable Development, Report of the First Antwerp Eco-
Efficiency Workshop, sponsored by the
Commission of European Communities
and the U.N. Environment Program, in
November 1993, was:
"Industrialised world reductions in
material throughput, energy use and
environmental degradation of over
90% will be required by 2040 to
meet the needs of a growing world
population fairly within the planet's
ecological means."
As part of its responsibility as an educational and research institution and as a
signatory to both the Halifax Declaration
and the Talloires Declaration by the University Presidents for a Sustainable Future, UBC provides leadership by demonstrating the means to a sustainable community on campus. UBC recognizes that
just as the university contributes to a
healthy society and economy through
education to build up social capital, we
also need to invest in maintaining the
ecological services and resources, our
natural capital, upon which society depends.
UBC seeks to become a centre for teaching and learning about the skills and
actions needed to manage ourselves in a
sustainable way. This in turn requires
responsible fiscal management that enables the university to continue to pursue
these goals.
• to develop an environmentally responsible campus community that is economically viable and reflects the values
of campus community members;
• to ensure integration of ecological, economic and social considerations at all
levels of strategic planning and operations within the University;
• to work towards a sustainable future in
cooperation with organizations such as
the GVRD and the City of Vancouver;
• to assume a leadership role through practising sustainable development and instilling sustainable development values in its
graduates and employees, through research, teaching, and operations.
The University of British Columbia, including its subsidiaries and ancillary operations, is committed to improving its
performance in sustainability in all areas
of operations. UBC will develop appropriate standards for managing sustainability
at UBC. Specific targets, priorities and
timetables for achieving these objectives
are developed in a consultative process
involving faculty, staff and students, as
outlined in the procedures of this policy.
In the process of meeting the UBC mandate for teaching and research, efforts
focus on the following inter-related areas:
• UBC contributes to the protection of its
environmental life support systems. This
means minimizing the pollution of air,
water and soil.
• UBC preserves and enhances the integrity of ecosystems at UBC through careful management, and the development
and implementation of remediation measures for degraded sites as appropriate.
• UBC seeks ways to conserve resources
and reduce waste. This means developing methods to minimize the energy and
material intensity of university activities and reducing waste.
• UBC has information and reporting systems in support of decision making
based on sustainable development principles including life cycle, social and
environmental costing and accountability to stakeholders.
• UBC seeks to ensure its long term economic viability through responsible and
effective management, the development
of a comparative advantage in its educational and research activities, innovative methods to calculate and account
for external costs, to identify cost-savings and new sources of revenue and
through innovative partnerships with
the larger community.
• UBC works to enhance its capacity to
teach, research and practice sustainable development principles, and to increase ecological/social/economic literacy and practices among faculty, staff,
students, and the public at large.
UBC implements this policy, mindful of
the need to balance ecological, social and
economic imperatives, in an open and
transparent decision-making process with
the involvement of all stakeholders.
Ombudsperson for Sustainable Development
The Ombudsperson for Sustainable Development, reporting to the Vice President Administration and Finance and
working with all sectors in the University,
is responsible for focusing efforts on the
objectives of the policy, promoting the
development of sustainability target and
action plans of individual units, and coordinating the many sustainable development activities, on-going and emerging, on campus. The Ombudsperson
liaises closely with the Environmental
Programs Manager and the Greening the
Campus coordinator and is the chief contact with the external community about
issues and advances in sustainability at
UBC, providing linkages for campus and
regional efforts. The Ombudsperson coordinates reporting on all related University efforts, include recording and reporting on progress (and lack of progress) and
plans for long-term development. The
Ombudsperson provides training and
guidance to the University community
and serves as the central information
source about sustainability issues.
Targets and Action Plans of all Units
An action plan will be developed in all
units for improving performance in key
sustainability areas with clear indicators
for targets, by all units, with the assistance of the Ombudsperson for Sustain- 10 UBC Reports ■ October 31, 1996
able Development. Plans will include
evaluation guidelines, effective measures
of progress, reporting mechanisms and
appropriate educational support.
Changes to existing practices as well as
new and innovative methods are considered during the development ofthe plan.
Once drafted, the targets and action plans
will be reviewed by the Vice President
responsible for the area for approval of
actions, timing and funding. Administrative heads of unit are responsible for ensuring communication about the goals of
the unit's plan and its implementation
once approved. Administrative heads report on their progress annually to the Vice
President responsible for the units and
send a copy to the Ombudsperson for
Sustainable Development Programs for
publication of an annual report to the
Draft Policy on Sustainable Development (cont.)
Board of Governors.
Target and action plans are reviewed by
the unit every two years, taking into
account new technologies and opportunities. The Ombudsperson establishes
management systems sufficient and appropriate to UBC in order to develop
plans and meet goals for sustainability
approved by the Board of Governors.
Education about Sustainability
A coordinating mechanism for enhancing
educational efforts about sustainability
is the Greening the Campus (GTC) program. The Ombudsperson for Sustainable Development works closely with the
GTC Coordinator.
Advisory Committee on Sustaininable
Development and Greening the Campus
The Ombudsperson and the Greening
the Campus program are advised by a
committee composed of representatives
(faculty, staff and students) of key areas
across campus. The Advisory Committee on Sustainable Development and
Greening the Campus is advisory to the
Vice President Administration and Finance for operational matters and to the
Vice President Academic & Provost for
academic matters.
The committee's responsibilities are:
• to advise on the Greening the Campus
program, in which students, staff and
faculty engage in projects to enhance
sustainability of UBC operations and to
increase knowledge of and develop solutions to sustainability issues
• to foster the integration of knowledge
and issues about sustainability into all
relevant scholarly and research activities, the curriculum, and student activities of the University
' to enhance the capacity of academic
units to teach and practice sustainable
development principles
1 to assist the Ombudsperson for Sustainable Development to communicate
the goals of the sustainable development policy and develop support for
them within both operational and academic units of the University
» to report on Greening the Campus activities annually to the Ombudsperson
for Sustainable Development, so that
the activities and accomplishments of
the Greening the Campus program can
be reflected in reports to the Board of
RESPONSIBLE: All Vice Presidents
To ensure that commercial enterprises
on campus conduct their businesses in
ways that promote and reinforce the
objectives of the University.
Commercial undertakings on the University Campus are permitted only with
the prior written approval of the Vice
President responsible for the area/function in which the commercial undertaking is to take place and through a
provision in the lease agreement between UBC and an organization such
as the Alma Mater Society or Discovery
Parks Inc.
Commercial activities of short duration, including the making of films and
the staging of events such as rock concerts, also require the prior written
approval of the Vice President responsible for the area/function.
Draft Revision of Policy #98 —
Commercial Enterprises on Campus
The prime consideration for granting
approval is the extent to which a commercial enterprise promotes and reinforces the objectives of the University.
All leases, licenses or other agreements
that permit commercial enterprises to
operate on campus incorporate the condition that the products and services
offered meet the needs for products
and services of students, staff, faculty
and residents at optimum value, with
minimal impact on the environment,
and with the application of ethical and
efficient procedures.
In addition, any party operating a commercial enterprise on the campus is
required to comply with all rules and
regulations that the University may
establish from time to time.
When a commercial enterprise is authorized to operate on the University
Campus, a lease, license or agreement
between the commercial enterprise and
the University is prepared, detailing all
arrangements, including time period
covered, the insurance required and
financial terms.
The Vice President of the area affected ensures that use ofthe University Campus by any tenant, its agents,
customers, employees, invitees, and/
or licensees accords with the policies
and procedures of the University, in
an environment that promotes and
reinforces the objectives of the University.
Changes in University rules and regulations affecting commercial enterprises
are communicated in writing.
Rules and regulations established for commercial enterprises may not be applicable
to those with agreements effective prior to
the approval date of this policy; however,
all renewals of such agreements will incorporate terms as described above.
University Campus means all locations
where the University conducts its teaching, research and service operations.
Commercial enterprise means any commercially oriented business or organization that is not operated by the University of British Columbia.
Ethical procedures refers to those conducted with the highest level of integrity,
in full compliance with the law, as well as
the relevant policies ofthe University.
Minimum impact on the environment describes activities that promote the reduction, reuse and recycling of materials and equipment; reduce thte use of
materials toxic to the environment; and
standardize common supplies and
equipment where possible.
Optimum value means the delivery of the
rightgoods and/or services to the right place,
at the right time, and at the right price, with
a minimum impact on the environment.
Draft Revision of Policy #12 — Pest Control
Approved: March 1993
President Administration & Finance
*     PURPOSE:
To promote the use of biological techniques for pest control and to regulate
use of pesticides on land sites and buildings under the control of the University.
Pests will be controlled whenever possible through integrated pest management,
a combination of cultural and biological
techniques and selective chemical methods. Pesticides may be used on University land sites and buildings by employees ofthe University or contractors to the
University provided procedures for safety,
environmental protection and informa-
*■ tion are followed. All relevant federal
Ministry of Agriculture and provincial Ministry of Environment regulations are followed.
The responsibility for the use of pesticides on land sites and buildings under
the direct control of the University rests
with Administrative Heads of Units and
the use is reviewed by the Chemical Safety
Committee under the authority of the
Users of pesticides are required to comply
with Provincial and Federal regulations.
Research use of pesticides is not exempt
from these regulations.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) should
be implemented whenever possible. IPM
is defined as knowledge of pests and
their life cycle to aid in their management through the combination ofthe use
of cultural and biological techniques and
selective chemical methods. This strategy will minimize pesticide use. Until
IPM is taught as part of the provincial
certification program, the University will
offer courses on IPM to applicators arranged through the Department of
Health, Safety and Environment.
As required undertheB.C. PesticideCon-
trol Act Regulations, persons using pesticides on UBC lands are required to
have, or be under continuous audio or
visual contact with a person with, a valid
Pesticide Applicator's Certificate.
The Pest Control Products Act (PCP Act)
Registration Number must be shown on
the label of a pesticide and is proof that
the product has been registered for use
by Agriculture Canada.
Supervisors for service licenses are responsible for reporting to the Chemical
Safety Committee and the B.C. Ministry
of Environment an annual summary of
pesticide use and an annual inventory of
pesticides; copies of these standardforms
are sent to the University Chemical Safety
Committee by April 30th of each year.
Each department maintains a pest control service operations record that provincial and UBC regulations require and
includes [if applicable): location of application, pest controlled, pest monitoring,
product or treatment used, active
ingredient(s), PCP registration number,
application rate, size of area treated,
protective equipment used and weather
conditions, pest control evaluation and
description of any environmentally sensitive areas.
Storage of pesticides conforms to provincial Ministry of Environment regulations
which includes security of premises, protection of materials from the environment, proper labeling of material, suitable containers for the material and in
ventory requirements.
Disposal of pesticides and their emptied
containers follows provincial Ministry of
Environment regulations.
Warning signs for storage and sprayed
areas conform to standards set out by
provincial Ministry of Environment regulations.
For more information about integrated
pest management methods and chemical pesticides, please consult with the
Chemical Safety Officer in the Department of Health, Safety and Environment.
A Pesticide is a substance or mixture of
substances used to control pests.
Pests are living organisms which cause
harm to people or their property; they may
be plant-parasitic viruses, bacteria, nematodes andfungi as well as certain insects,
weeds, rodents, birds and vertebrate
Environmentally sensitive areas are those
areas near streams, or where the use of
pesticides may be a concern for nearby
wildlife, including bees andflsh. UBC Reports • October 31, 1996 11
1. Summary and Highlights
The primary objective of the Radiation Safety Program is to ensure the safe and
knowledgeable use of radiation sources in research, teaching and the workplace at
the University of British Columbia.
At the end ofthe 1995 calendar year, ofthe total of 247 licences. 118 were renewed,
51 were amended, 13 lapsed and 10 new licences were issued. The total number of
licensed areas, laboratories, decay rooms or storage sites was 649.
In order to monitor external exposure to ionizing radiation, personnel are required to
wear thermoluminescent dosimeters which are administered by Health and Welfare
Canada. There were no significant exposures to any ofthe approximately 1500 UBC
personnel in 1995. To examine workers for internal contamination of radioactive
iodine, 42 thyroid monitoring tests were performed. There were no significant or
reportable thyroid exposures detected.
During 1995, four sessions ofthe course in Radionuclide Safety and Methodology
were offered. The total number of faculty, staff and students successfully completing
the course was 300. The Radiation Safety Officer also lectured in Pathology 306 and
Health Care and Epidemiology 512 on aspects of radiation safety. In addition, there
were several one to two hour training sessions given throughout the year to trades
personnel and summer students.
The Radiation Safety Program at UBC is staffed by one full time officer and one full
time assistant. Both the consolidated and the human research studies licences
expired in 1995 and were extended to 1996. A student has been employed on a part-
time basis to perform some clerical duties, to increase the time available for the
assistant to pursue compliance activities. Officers ofthe AECB issued four inspection
reports forvisits to the University research areas in 1995. Significant time and energy
was utilized responding to issues raised by these assessments.
The City of Vancouver has relieved the Province ofthe administration for the campus
fire department. This change also affects the Hazardous Materials Response Team.
Training of the new team members in radiation emergency response will proceed in
The University research community continues to expand and utilize radiation
sources in diverse and innovative ways. The University is expanding a medical
genetics research facility that will house a number of new research faculty and staff.
There were no accidents or incidents that resulted in significant radiation exposures
to any personnel.
Access to the electronic mail system and the Internet has allowed for licence holders
to send purchase information in standard format to the RSO.
2. UBC Committee on Radioisotopes and Radiation Hazards
Chairman:      Dr. R.T. Morrison
Dept. of Radiology
Secretary:       Dr. W. Greene
Health. Safety and Environment
Members:       Dr. Donald E. Brooks
Dept. of Pathology
Dr. Donald Lyster
Fac. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Haydn Pritchard
Dept. of Pathology
Dr. Rosemary Redfield
Dept. ofZooloogy
Dr. George Spiegelman
Dept. of Microbiology
Dr. David Walker
Dept of Chemistry
Ex-Officio:      Dr. Robert C. Miller
Vice-President. Research
Mr. Lutz Moritz
TRIUMF Safety Group
Mr. Craig M. Smith
Radiation Safety Officer
Observers:      Mr. Richard Cawthorn
Atomic Energy Control Board
Mr. Brian Phillips
Provincial Ministry of Health
The Committee was convened on two occasions in 1995 and the minutes of the
meeting were forwarded to the AECB. Dr. R.T. Miller left the University at the end of
1995 and his position of Vice-president Research has been filled by Dr. Bernie
3. Radioisotope Use
At the end of the 1995 calendar year, of a total of 247 active licences. 1 18 were
renewed. 51 were amended, 13 lapsed and 10 new licenses were issued. The total
number of licensed areas, laboratories, decay rooms or storage sites was 649.
a. The primary use of the radioactive materials licensed by UBC personnel is
research, with the remainder being utilized for teaching. Although the number
changes constantly, there are approximately 1500 graduate sttidents. technicians, post-doctoral fellows and faculty actively using radioactive materials.
b. The details of possession, purchase, gift and acquisition of open source radioisotopes by UBC licensees in 1995 are detailed in Appendix C.
c. There were no reported or detected sealed source leaks in 1995. The details of
sealed source checks, disposals and acquisitions are listed in Appendix D. All
sources were wiped and tested. There were no leaks detected.
d. Although there are many operations which take place off campus (see Appendix E) they
receive the same service and/or administrative control as researchers on campus.
In order to strengthen the institutional lines of communication, the UBC Radiation
Safety Officer attended Radiation Safety Committee meetings at St. Paul's Hospital.
To ensure that there is an understanding ofthe responsibilities ofthe research and
hospital institutions, copies of individual licences which include research protocols
have been forwarded to the Radiation Safety Officers at St. Paul's Hospital and
VGH. These documents are updated as necessary.
e. During the calendar year 1995, one operation was conducted outside the University campus. It involved subsidiary licence 9-9-4974-95D in which tree swallows
were injected with tritium. These experiments were short term and all collected
waste and unused isotope was returned to the UBC campus.
4. Contamination and Radiation Surveys
Contamination and radiation surveys are performed routinely at UBC by both
research and Radiation Protection personnel. This Office has emphasized daily
monitoring and decontamination practices in licensed laboratories.
Depending on the isotope used in a laboratory, wipe tests and monitoring with
a Geiger-Mueller probe or with a Low Energy Gamma Scintillator (LEGS) are
required for contamination surveys. If the isotope used is a low energy beta
emitter, the use of wipe tests and further analysis in a liquid scintillation counter
is required. For medium and high energy beta and gamma emissions, a Geiger-
Mueller probe is recommended to supplement wipe testing. For low energy
gamma rays, such as those from Iodine-125. a LEGS probe is utilized to
supplement wipe testing. If contamination is found, decontamination procedures are undertaken in accordance with the UBC Radiation Safety Training
Manual which was reprinted in 1995 (copies were enclosed with licence renewal
Wipe tests for all isotopes are performed in each laboratory by the Radiation Safety
Officer and Assistant during compliance inspections. If positive results are found, the
contamination control procedures are reviewed in that laboratory and new protocols
are established.
Records of isotope purchase, usage, disposal and contamination control are audited
during each inspection as well as during biannual renewal of permits.
5. Incidents
There were no incidents or accidents that resulted in reportable personnel exposure
during 1995. There were three minor incidents that involved spilled/contamination.
1) April 4, 1995, Room 1347. Biosciences Building.
An old unused survey meter was handled by electronics staff. The meter was
contaminated with Na-22. Wipe tests of the instrument showed -500 DPM of
surface contamination. Workers were decontaminated and equipment repair
protocols were revised.
2) July 12. 1995, Room 200. BRC Building.
Contaminated gloves and paper towels were discovered in the non-radioactive
waste stream by a worker. Further investigation showed contamination in various
locations in the laboratory. New isotope security and usage protocols were
3) November 9, 1995, Room 301. Wesbrook Building.
A graduate student was working with small amount s of S-35 and splashed solution
on face. Student followed decontamination protocol in manual. The radiation
exposure was trivial.
6. Personnel Dosimetry
a. Thermoluminescent dosimeters.
All UBC personnel, with the few exceptions of those who also work at TRIUMF.
are considered Non-Atomic Radiation Workers and hence are limited to an annual
dose of 5 mSv. Thermoluminescent dosimeters supplied bv the Bureau of
Radiation and Medical Devices (I lealth and Welfare Canada) or Landauer and are
used to monitor personnel exposures to ionizing radiation.
No significant exposure to UBC personnel occurred during 1995. and all results
were below the annual permissible limits for both body and extremities for
members ofthe general public.
b. Thyroid monitoring.
In 1995. 42 thyroid scans were performed. The monitoring system that was
employed for these tests was calibrated on November 9, 1995 using a neck
phantom and radioactive sources supplied by the Health Protection Branch of
Health and Welfare Canada.
Regardless of activity utilized, all individuals who radiolabel compounds with
free Nal. are required to report for a thyroid scan within three days. Users of
iodine labelled compounds utilizing more than 370 kBq are required to report
for scans on a quarterly basis. No significant exposure lo UBC personnel
occurred during 1995. and all results were below the annual permissible
c. Bioassays.
Bioassays are mandatory at UBC when 1.85 GBq of tritium or 370 MBq of Carbon-
14 are used in any thirty day period. No users worked with these amounts of isotope
in 1995.
7. Waste Management
The radioactive waste that is produced under the UBC Radiation Safety Program,
regardless ofthe location at which it is generated, is handled in a universal manner.
In each case the licensee who generates the waste is fully responsible for ensuring that
it is disposed correctly. The UBC Radiation Safety Officer and Assistant do not
perform waste handling duties. The activity of isotope disposed and the labelling of
the waste materials are controlled by the laboratory personnel. Compliance inspections by the Radiation Safety Officer include a detailed analysis of each licensee's
radioactive waste stream. 12 UBC Reports • October 31, 1996
If it is suspected or known that some airborne radioactivity will be released in the
course of an experiment, it is required that:
1) the procedure be performed in a designated "RADIOACTIVE" fume hood.
2) the fume hood is lined with absorbent material capable of containing any spills.
3) the radioactivity released to the environment be below the prescribed limits
(0.001 S.Q./cubic meter of air).
The air flow of UBC fume hoods is measured on an annual basis and all
substandard units are adjusted, repaired or condemned.
1) All scintillation cocktails and organic solvents containing less than 0.01 S.Q./
1 are emptied into approved containers. The empty vials are disposed as low-
level solid radioactive waste.
2) Aqueous solutions are disposed into the drains with the appropriate dilution of
0.01 S.Q./I of water.
The administrative control limit for the disposal of solid radioactive waste at UBC
continues to be 0.1 S.Q./kg of waste, which is one tenth the limit established
by the Atomic Energy Control Board.
1) Hot rad-waste is held until decayed to the disposal limit, primarily in areas
within the laboratories or designated rooms in the various buildings. Material
containing isotopes with short half-lives such as Phosphorous-32, Sulphur-35
etc. is held for ten half-lives and then disposed of as low level rad-waste. The
Radiation Safety Office also has a storeroom for the decay and storage of
radioactive materials. Metal paint cans and sealed five gallon pails are used for
this purpose. Arrangements will be made in 1996 to ship high activity-longlived
materials to Chalk River Ontario for disposal. No such shipments were
conducted in 1995.
2) Low level rad-waste that emits less than 2.5 jaSv/h or contains less than 0.1
S.Q./kg of waste is considered "low level" waste and is segregated at the source
into two categories as follows:
i)   Combustible waste is tagged and sent for incineration at the UBC Environmental Services Facility.
ii) Non-combustible waste is sent to the Greater Vancouver Regional District
Land Fill.
All radioactive contaminated scintillation cocktail is shipped to the United States for
disposal. All low level solid rad-waste is incinerated in the UBC facility.
8. Radiation Safety Training
Successful completion of the Radionuclide Safety and Methodology Course remains
a mandatory requirement for all students, faculty and staff prior to commencing work
with radioactive materials. In 1995, four regular training sessions were offered in the
months of January, March, June and September. The course consists of six hours of
lectures, a two hour laboratory practical session and a one hour written examination.
Any individual who fails to meet the passing grade of 75% is required to resit the exam.
The total number of certificates of training issued was 300.
The City of Vancouver has relieved the Province ofthe administration for the campus
fire department. This change also affects the Hazardous Materials Response Team.
Training of the new team members in radiation emergency response will proceed in
the 1996.
In order to assess the adequacy of emergency response to any emergency, a mock
accident was successfully staged. Included in the scenario were the University
Endowment Lands Fire Department, Ambulance Services, Radiation Safety Officer,
Biosafety Officer, Chemical Safety Officer, and Emergency staff at the University
Hospital. The information gained will be used to enhance the campus wide disaster
response plan.
In addition to the regular training classes there were several 1 or 2 hour long non-
certificate sessions given throughout the year related to special topics such as waste
disposal, radiation protection, individual tutoring on special items or equipment,
9. Other Licences
The University operated a research project under licence 9-4974-97D, which permits
the use of Tritium at Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area. Although the
University has been issued a separate licence for this activity, all such research is
conducted under permits issued by the UBC Committee on Radioisotopes and
Radiation Hazards. The project is seasonal in nature. The licence was renewed in
1995. There is no isotope on the site.
The University continued work under human-use licence 9-4974-90C. The two
research groups in this area are:
Positron Emission Tomography
Dr. Thomas Ruth
Glucose Metabolism and Body Composition
Dr. Graydon Meneilly
Although the University has been issued a human-use licence, all such research is
conducted under human-use permits issued by the UBC Committee on Radioisotopes and Radiation Hazards.
10. Outlook
A significant responsibility of the full time assistant is to perform laboratory
compliance inspections on a regular basis. There are several research facilities under
construction as well as new program initiatives being developed, that upon completion will increase the inspection and service load ofthe Radiation Safety Office. In an
attempt to increase the frequency of compliance inspections to a level that is deemed
acceptable to the AECB, a student has been hired on a part time basis to perform some
clerical duties. The Program has no formal secretarial support. Demands on the
resources ofthe radiation safety program continue to grow and it does not appear that
this growth will abate in 1996. It is hoped that further personnel will be committed
to the Radiation Safety Program by the University to meet this expansion: however,
given the current fiscal constraints, this is unlikely.
The radioisotope inventory is incorporated into a computerized database system that
includes all pertinent personnel and licence information. Access to the electronic mail
system and the Internet has allowed for licence holders to send purchase information
in standard format to the RSO. Further, participants may sign up for training courses
as well as read current and past issues ofthe quarterly newsletter 'RADIOACTIVITIES'.
These documents provide current information on radiation safety issues as well as
course announcements and results of AECB compliance inspections to all license
holders. It is anticipated that future system upgrades will enable researchers to send
annual inventory information to facilitate a more timely generation of the annual
List of Appendices
The appendices to this report have not been included here. For a complete copy ofthe
UBC Radiation Safety Office's 1995 Annual Report including appendices, please
contact the Department of Health, Safety and Environment at 822-2029, or the UBC
Radiation Safety Office at 822-7052.
Appendix A: List of Licensees
Appendix B: New and Lapsed Licensees
Appendix C: Summary of Open Sources
Appendix D: Sealed Source Inventory
Appendix E: List of Off Campus Research Protocols and Locations
Under section 58 ofthe University Act the
President ofthe University has authority
to impose discipline on students for academic and non-academic offences (see
page 65 ofthe 1996/97 University Calendar). A summary of such disciplinary
cases is published on a regular basis,
without disclosing the names of students
In the period November 1, 1995 to August
31, 1996, 33 students were disciplined.
For each case, the events leading to the
imposition ofthe discipline and the discipline imposed are summarized below.
Discipline may vary depending upon all
ofthe circumstances of a particular case.
1. A student was alleged to have committed plagiarism in the preparation
of assignments.
Outcome: charge dismissed; allegation not substantiated on consideration of all the evidence.
2. A student misrepresented question
naires that were administered to students.
Discipline: suspension from the University for 12 months.*
A student committed plagiarism in
an assignment.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a mark of zero on the assignment and suspension from the University for 4 months.*
A student committed plagiarism/
cheated on a term paper.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the
course and suspension from the University for 12 months.*
A student wrongfully attended a midterm examination and submitted the
work as that of another student.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the
course and suspension from the University for 12 months.*
A student committed plagiarism in
an essay.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a mark of zero on the essay
and a letter of reprimand.
A student wrongfully attended and
submitted an examination under a
false name.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the
course and suspension from the University for 12 months.*
A student submitted essentially the
same paper in two courses without
prior approval.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a mark of zero in the course
and a suspension from the University for 4 months.*
A student forged the signature of a
guarantor on a loan application.
Discipline: a letter of reprimand.*
An appeal to the Senate Committee
on Student Appeals was dismissed.
A student was in possession and
used unauthorized materials during
an examination.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a mark of zero in the course
and a letter of reprimand.*
A student was in possession of unauthorized materials during an examination.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the
course and suspension from the University for 12 months.*
A student submitted false information on a  University Registration/
Change of Registration form.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a mark of zero in the course
and a suspension from the University for 4 months.*
13. A student submitted false information on a University Registration/
Change of Registration Form.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a course grade corresponding to work completed in the course
in accordance with University regulations and a letter of reprimand.
14. A student repeatedly failed to respond to notices of a hearing to deal
with allegations of submitting false
information on a University Registration/Change of Registration Form.
Discipline: registration permanently
blocked until appearance before the
Disciplinary Committee and note on
transcript to this effect.
15. A student submitted false information on a University Registration/
Change of Registration Form.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a mark in the course corresponding to work completed in accordance to University regulations
and a letter of reprimand. UBC Reports ■ October 31, 1996 13
16. A student failed to disclose on a
University application form prior attendance at the University and also
misstated other relevant information.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a letter of reprimand.*
17. A student failed to disclose on a
University application prior attendance at another University.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, suspension from the University for 4 months.*
18. A student included unacceptable
comments on a final examination.
Discipline: a letter of reprimand.
19. A student was alleged to have committed plagiarism/cheated in the
preparation of an assignment.
Outcome: charge dismissed; allegation not substantiated on consideration of all the evidence.
20. A student submitted false information on a University Registration Form.
Discipline: a course grade corresponding to work completed in the
course in accordance with University
regulations and a letter of reprimand.
21. A student repeatedly failed to appear
at scheduled hearings lo deal with an
allegation of submitting false information on a University Registration/
Change of Registration form.
Discipline: registration permanently
blocked until appearance before the
Disciplinary Committee and a note
on transcript to this effect.
22. A student altered a returned examination paper by replacing portions of
it with another student's work and
attempted to secure a revised grade
in the course.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the
course and a suspension from the
University for 20 months.*
23. A student had and used unauthorized material in an examination.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a letter of reprimand.
24. A student permitted another student
to copy portions of his term paper.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a letter of severe reprimand.*
25. A student plagiarized in the preparation of a paper.
Discipline: a mark of zero for the
course and a suspension from the
University for a period of 12 months.*
26. A student failed to disclose on a
University application form prior attendance at other post secondary
institutions, including one from which
there was a requirement to withdraw.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a suspension from the University for a period of 4 months.*
27. A student plagiarized in the preparation of a paper.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a mark of zero on the paper
and a letter of reprimand.*
28. A student altered a returned midterm examination in an attempt to
secure a revised grade.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the
course and a suspension from the
University for 12 months.*
29. A student plagiarized in the preparation of an essay.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a letter of caution.
30. A student plagiarized/cheated in the
preparation of an essay.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a mark of zero in the course
and a suspension from the University for 8 months.*
31. A student participated in a cheating
incident in an examination.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a mark of zero in the course
and a suspension from the University for 4 months.* An appeal to the
Senate Committee on University
Appeals on Academic Discipline was
allowed in part.
32. A student was alleged to have cheated
in the preparation of an assignment.
Outcome: charge dismissed: allegation not substantiated on a consideration of all the evidence.
33. A student brought unauthorized
material into a final examination.
Discipline: a mark of zero on the
course and suspension from the University for 4 months.*
* In all cases indicated by an asterisk
a notation of disciplinary action is
entered on the student's transcript
and in the student's file. At any time
after two years have elapsed from the
date of his or her graduation the
student may apply to the President to
exercise his discretion to remove the
Students under disciplinary suspension
from UBC may not take courses at other
institutions for transfer of credit back to
Stepnen Forgacs photo
Apple Of Their Eye
Katherine Frein eyes one ofthe larger apples found at the UBC Botanical
Garden's Apple Festival. Katherine and her parents Nicole and Mark
Frein joined 5,000 other people at the event. More than 50 varieties of
apples were available to taste and the garden sold close to 5,000
kilograms of apples. The festival was one of several events that took
place recently as UBC celebrated Homecoming.
United by Giving
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Exchange programs
big for business schools
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
When Kim Paterson graduated with a
Master of Business Administration degree
from UBC earlier this year, she joined the
ranks of a growing number of students
leaving university with at least a little
international experience under their belts.
In 1995, while enrolled in the MBA
program, Paterson spent four months
studying international management at
the Copenhagen Business School.
"The time I spent in Copenhagen,
where I studied with students from all
over the world, gave me a new perspective on how business practices can be
influenced by different cultures." says
Paterson, who is now responsible for
study abroad and exchange programs in
UBC's Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
The importance of experiences like
Paterson's, and other issues surrounding international educational exchange
programs, are the focus ofthe Program of
International Management (PIM) Conference taking place in Vancouver Nov. 7 - 9
at the Hotel Vancouver.
More than 100 deans and administrators from business schools in Asia. Europe and North and South America will
attend the conference, held in Canada for
the second time since three European
business schools formed the program in
1973. McGill University hosted the conference in the 1970s.
'The nature of business is becoming
increasingly global in scope. Companies
that once relied on one or two major
markets, usually close to home, are looking further afield for new markets and
opportunities," says Ethel Davis, assistant dean and director of UBC's MBA
"Businesses are going global in order
to survive economically, and we feel it is
very important that our students have
the skills and knowledge that will allow
them to work effectively in the global
The Vancouver conference, which has
adopted the theme "Going Global," is the
23rd annual meeting of PIM members, a
group which has grown rapidly since it
was founded. UBC joined the conference
as a member in 1992.
Commerce  Dean  Michael  Goldberg
says the fact that the conference is being
held in Vancouver this year indicates the
growing interest of member schools in
reaching out to the Asia Pacific region.
The first Asian member, the Asian Institute of Management in Manila, will be
inducted at this year's conference.
Membership is one ofthe issues on the
agenda for the conference, says Davis. As
demand for exchange programs grows,
more and more business schools are seeking to form partnerships. But to ensure
exchanges meet the requirements ofthe
various business programs in which exchange students are enrolled, membership has to be carefully controlled. Davis
says. All PIM members are required to
undertake exchanges with at least 20 per
cent ofthe member schools and exchange
agreements are aimed at providing students with an experience that is as beneficial as possible.
"We are very selective as to whom we
exchange with." Davis savs. "We see an
educational exchange as having two functions: it's an academic experience as well
as a cultural experience. For that reason
we will not normally exchange within
North America."
Among North American members are
the University of California at Berkeley
and Los Angeles. New York University.
University of North Carolina. Duke University. University of Michigan. University of Western Ontario, and McGill University.
UBC's Faculty of Commerce undertakes exchanges with schools in Asia.
South America, and Europe. It has 28
exchange agreements at the MBA level
and 24 at the undergraduate with some
overlap. While exchanges at the graduate
level remains relatively constant at 30
percent of students per year. Davis says
the real growth in demand for exchanges
is occurring at the undergraduate level as
younger students become aware of the
advantages offered by international experience.
Keynote speakers at two ofthe conference events represent the conference's
major sponsors. Michael Tretheway, on
leave from the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration, has been working as a special advisor to the president of
the Vancouver Airport Authority, and
Martin Glynn is executive vice-president
of the Hongkong Bank of Canada. 14 UBC Reports • October 31,1996
News Digest
For the fifth consecutive year, UBC students will be trick or
treating at Halloween for non-perishable food items to be donated
to local food banks.
Students are asked to meet today in Room 205 of the Student
Union Building between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. to be organized into
teams and assigned an area. Canvassing will take place in Point
Grey and Kitsilano neighbourhoods until 9 p.m.
Last year, student volunteers collected 2,700 kilograms of food.
For more information, call 221-9888.
The Alma Mater Society (AMS) is seeking proposals for visible.
innovative projects that will directly benefit UBC students.
A total of $150,000 is available through the AMS Innovative
Projects Fund for the 1996/97 academic year. Support for each
project will be limited to $35,000 annually.
Applications are available in Room 238 in the Student Union
Building and Room 123 in the Old Administration Building. Deadline for applications is Nov. 15.
For more information, call 822-3972, fax 822-9019 or e-mail
president@ams. ubc.ca
Parking and Security Services has changed its name to reflect
its participation in helping to promote the use of alternative forms
of transportation.
Now called Parking and Transportation, the office has established
a committee to consider transportation issues, an important part of
the university's Official Community Plan.
Responsibility for providing campus security services remains
with the office.
Faculty and staff are invited to drop by Student Health Services
on Tuesday, Nov. 5, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Thursday, Nov.
14, noon to 3:30 p.m. to receive a flu vaccination.
"Influenza is a debilitating disease and everyone should consider
being vaccinated," said Dr. John Allingham of Student Health
Services. "High risk groups include the elderly over age 65 and
people suffering from respiratory and heart diseases."
December to March are peak months for flu. Nurses at Student
Health Services, located on the main floor ofthe Vancouver Hospital
and Health Sciences Centre, UBC Pavilion, will be on hand to
administer the shots. A $10 fee will be applied to cover the cost of
the vaccine. For more information, call 822-7011.
UBC and one of its spin-off companies, QLT PhotoTherapeutics
Inc., have won a national award for research and development
University and company representatives received their University-Industry Synergy Partnership Award earlier this month in
Montreal at a symposium sponsored by the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Conference Board
of Canada.
The awards—given this year to seven universities, 13 companies
and a university-industry consortium—recognize excellence in
university research, superior management skills, innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.
QLT PhotoTherapeutics, co-founded by UBC microbiologist Julia
Levy, specializes in the development of light-activated drugs to treat
cancer and age-related vision loss.
The classified advertising rate is $15.75 for 35 words or less. Each additional word
is 50 cents. Rate includes GST. Ads must be submitted in writing 10 days before
publication date to the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1, accompanied by payment in cash, cheque (made out to UBC
Reports) or internal requisition. Advertising enquiries: 822-3131.
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1-800-667-5179. UBC Reports • October 31, 1996 15
Pioneer Pride
Stephen Forgacs photo
UBC alumni from the university's earliest years gathered at Cecil Green Park House
during Homecoming to celebrate the 100th birthday of Evelyn Lett (seated at right) at
the Great Trek Remembered Luncheon. Lett, who graduated from UBC with a BA in
1917, an MA in 1925 and who received an honorary degree from UBC in 1958, has been
active at UBC since its founding.
Sports to watch Nov. 1-16
On-campus sports action continues with a two-game series
Nov. 1-2 when the Thunderbird
hockey team takes on the Calgary
Dinosaurs at the Thunderbird
Winter Sports Centre. Games
start at 7:30 p.m. Volleyball fans
can experience several days of
action as the Rucanor
Thunderball tournament comes
to UBC. UBC men will meet teams
including the 16-time-champion
UCLA Bruins between Thursday,
Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 2.
Games run all day in the War
Memorial Gym. Two weeks later,
the men's and women's teams
take on Calgary in two games
each. The men play Friday, Nov.
15 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov.
16 at 6:15p.m., while the women
play Nov.  15 at 6:15 p.m. and
Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. The games are
in War Memorial Gym. The
Thunderbird men's soccer team,
ranked first in Canada, takes on
the second-ranked team from the
University of Victoria in the
Canada West Championships
Saturday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. on the
O.J. Todd Field.
For up-to-t he-hour scores and
event information call 822-BIRD.
Campus works
MVS Migration Project
Placing information
control in staff hands
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
UBC is replacing its major administrative computer applications to provide administrators
and staff with greater authority and responsibility for the information required to manage their
The result of the MVS Migration Project will be an integrated set of administrative
applications, said UBC Director of Budget and Planning, John Chase, who is also co-chair of
the project steering committee.
"The redesign of these systems is intended to address the concerns ofthe customers ofthe
systems, and that means improved management information." Chase said.
Aging applications that were originally designed to meet the need of a central department
and not the administrators and staff who use them fall short of current requirements. And the
systems don't relate well, if at all, to one another, said Chase.
'The level of integration in the existing systems is very low," Chase said. "Simply put. the
systems were designed in a different era to meet a different need. We also recognize the need
to move to a new technical environment because there are alternative systems out there that
are cheaper and more cost-effective than those we are currently using."
The four separate but inter-related application systems include the Student Information
System: Human Resources and Payroll: Finance, including Purchasing and Budgeting; and
Alumni /Development.
Under the present operating systems, much ofthe data collected by individual departments
is manually processed through a number of approval stages before being entered in the
appropriate database. In many cases reports required by an administrator or staff member
must be generated by a central department. This situation causes time delays at both the data
entry and retrieval levels. Once the new systems are operational, administrators and staff will
have more control of and responsibility for the data that is entered and the ability to generate
reports tailored to their own unique requirements.
Chase said the transition will require institution-wide examination of work How which will
result in enhanced timeliness and accuracy ofthe data being entered.
The transition to the new system is being undertaken by UBC in partnership with Team
Sierra—a consortium of Sierra Systems Inc.. hardware vendor Data General Inc.. and two
application software vendors, PeopleSoft and Viking Systems. Migration to UNIX-based
application for all ofthe hardware is targeted for completion by the end of 1997. Installation
and development of new application software has begun and will continue throughout the life
of the project. Costs of the transition are being funded largely from savings generated by
redevelopment ofthe administration applications and migration to a new technology platform.
by staff writers
lark Binkley has accepted an appointment to a
second term as dean of the Faculty of Forestry. A
former professor of
Forest Resource Management
at Yale University, Binkley has
served as dean of Forestry at
UBC since September 1990.
His first term ended in June.
The faculty has undergone
significant changes under
Binkley's supervision including
the introduction of new initiatives such as the Wood Products Processing Program, the
Natural Resources Conservation Program, the Centre for
Applied Conservation Biology
and the construction of a new
Forest Sciences Centre. Since
Binkley was appointed in 1990,
undergraduate enrolment has more than doubled from 265 in
1990/91 to 598 this year, while graduate enrolment during
the same period has increased from 119 to 204 students.
Extramural research funding to the faculty has also increased
significantly during the dean's first term.
Binkley, a graduate of Yale, received his PhD in Forestry
and Environmental Studies in 1979. He studied applied
mathematics during his undergraduate years at Harvard and
received a Master of Science degree in engineering from
Harvard in 1976.
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies
student Shauna McRanor is the recipient of the 1996
Theodore Calvin Pease Award which recognizes superior writing achievements by students of archival administration or who are involved in archival internship programs.
The award, sponsored by the Society of American Archivists (SAA), was presented to McRanor for an essay entitled, A
Critical Analyis of Intrinsic Value, cited by the society as a
"well reasoned and provocative paper which challenges many
familiar assumptions about intrinsic value and the role that it
should play in archival appraisal."
She was honoured during the society's recent annual
meeting in San Diego. McRanor's paper will appear in a
future issue of the SAA's journal, American Archivist.
Susan Kennedy, director of UBC's Occupational
Hygiene Program, is the new president of the Academic Women's Association (AWA) for 1996/97.
She replaces Dianne Newell, a professor of history, who
was recently appointed as associate dean in the Faculty of
Graduate Studies. Newell will continue as an officer ofthe
Kennedy also serves as an associate professor in the Dept.
of Health Care and Epidemiology and is an associate member
ofthe Respiratory Division ofthe Dept. of Medicine.
The Academic Women's Association was founded in 1976
to develop a community of women academics at UBC and
provide advocacy for their concerns at the university.
The Dept. of Mathematics is mourning the loss of two faculty
members—Prof. Roy Rene Douglas, who died of cancer Sept. 22.
and Assoc. Prof. Lawrence G. Roberts, who died unexpectedly on
his 54th birthday Sept. 28.—and former faculty member Prof.
Emeritus David C. Murdoch, who died Aug. 18.
Douglas's research included such diverse areas as algebraic
topology, multivariate data analysis, quantum mechanics and
molecular spectroscopy.
A faculty member at UBC since 1965, Douglas also worked as
a consultant with University Hill Secondary School to prepare
gifted young students for early entry to university.
He is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters.
Winner ofthe Science Undergraduate Teaching Award in 1988.
Roberts earned his undergraduate degree at UBC in 1964. returning to teach on campus in 1968 after earning his PhD at Harvard
University. His early work with Barry Mazur at Harvard was an
element in what is considered one of the most important mathematical breakthroughs ofthe century, Andrew Wiles's celebrated
proof of Fermat's Last Theorem.
He is survived by his wife and mother.
Murdoch, who earned his MA at UBC and PhD at the University
of Toronto, spent all but six of his years as an academic at UBC.
His contributions in mathematics were in the areas of ring
theory, quasi-groups and ideal theory. His two books. Linear
Algebra for Undergraduates, and Introduction to Vectors and Matrices, have been used in universities across North America.
He is survived by his wife and three daughters. 16 UBC Reports • October 31, 1996
Propping Up The Stage
Sherry Milne turns other people's cast-offs into the stuff of theatre
Stephen Forgacs photo
Stashed away in cupboards, stairwells—even washrooms—the umbrellas, chickens, brooms and other items that help
make Frederic Wood Theatre productions come to life have been Sherry Milne's responsibility since 1965.
by Connie Bagshaw
Staff writer
Looking for the goose that laid the
golden egg? Ask Sherry Milne.
As head of props at the Frederic
Wood Theatre. Milne knows where to find
the goose and thousands of other items
she's made or acquired for student productions over the past 28 years.
Hatpins to hobby horses are squirreled
away wherever Milne can find room on
campus — in cupboards, basements and
warehouses — even in the men's washroom in the theatre's main lobby area.
"Students don't have budgets, that's
why I have to keep stock for two or three
years before I can remove or replace it,"
she says. They are always so grateful for
the very satisfying, beautiful sets we are
able to produce with little money."
Milne approaches her job with the
same thriftiness of a parent shopping for
a large brood, scouring garage sales, antique stores and thrift shops to build
inventory which she supplements by trading props with local theatres and borrowing items from her mother and grandmother, as well as from her own home.
Her frugality is legend in the department, and a source of amusement among
her colleagues.
Adorning Milne's office is an ad for
men's underwear, clipped from a magazine several years ago, that reads: "What
will your underwear be doing a year from
Someone has written on the ad in
response: "We know where ours will be."
Asked to elaborate, Milne doesn't skip
a beat, describing the durability of briefs
and their longevity as a tool for cleaning
paint brushes.
Despite the need to economize, Milne
is not a pack rat, and she no longer
accepts every soiled sofa or set of chipped
china donated to the theatre.
"In the beginning, we took everything
but we've had to become more selective
over the years because of shrinking storage space. I don't keep a prop unless it's
going to be useful."
A graduate of UBC's theatre program,
Milne was hired on contract in 1965,
spending the first three years working in
wardrobe and doing wigs and makeup.
Her introduction to props came during
preparations for PurpleDustby Irish playwright Sean O'Casey.
"We realized early one morning that we
needed a cow. It was 2 a.m., we didn't
have a designer and, although I didn't
have a clue what to do. I started making
my very first cow. It turned out fine."
r ■ 'Ahat was the beginning of a new
career for Milne who transformed
A   th
the role of props — which had
originally been done by the ladies auxiliary to the theatre — from an afterthought to an integral part of Frederic
Wood Theatre productions.
A gifted seamstress and color technician. Milne developed her expertise in
props on the job after the departure of her
predecessor. Single-handedly, she established the props department, and was its
sole staff member until four years ago.
She also received training at the Stratford Festival, one of 10 people selected
from across Canada for the prestigious
company's intern program.
In addition to theatre experience, Milne
also works in film and teaches props and
design to high school students and various theatre groups.
For the Walt Disney film White Fang 2,
Milne and her assistants were assigned
the task of creating a native village.
"We were told to build some things, so
we started creating — masks, rattles,
bowls, baskets and many, many fish, all
based on Haida designs. It's not unusual
to be told: Show me something I'll like' or
'I'll know what I want when I see it.' It's a
wonderfully frantic process."
With no formal props course on campus, UBC theatre students often find
themselves receiving the same type of on-
the-job experience. Training, as a result,
has fallen to Milne.
"Students are always dropping by to
ask questions and get advice," she says.
"When a production is their thesis, they
want to be involved and as knowledgeable as possible about every aspect."
Milne, who has seen many changes in
the field over the past three decades, is
finding herself a perpetual student.
She recently completed a special course
in gun handling and storage which she
was required to take because of new firearms legislation.
"I can't remember t he number of times
I carried guns to and from the theatre
over the years without thinking twice
about it, and without any permits."
Milne doesn't bemoan the detail and
organization involved in her work — it's
what she says she adores most about
One of the greatest challenges of
her career was to serve a full
banquet for a Hungarian peasant wedding scene every night during the
11-day run of Julius Hay's To Have.
which launched last year's season at the
Frederic Wood Theatre.
Milne collaborated with the UBC Food
Group which prepared real food to augment her rubber chickens and roasts.
"1 quickly learned which cast members
had food allergies, who was diabetic and
which aromas wafted into the audience."
After almost 30 years of reading scripts
and pulling props lists, Milne feels ready
for a change. Although she talks about
retirement, she's taking courses in family
"I've absolutely loved what I've been
doing: I couldn't do it Otherwise. But it's
time to explore something completely different."
Milne considers a career in family counselling the next logical step for someone
with her background.
"I've always been curious about how
things work which is a necessary attribute for a prop builder," she explains.
'That interest includes how people work,
how they interact and influence each
other's behavior."
As part of her studies at the Pacific
Coast Family Therapy Training Association, Milne has been working
with cancer patients and survivors on
issues concerning their illness and family
"I'm focusing on family therapy because families are often our greatest
source of pain and our greatest source of
strength and inspiration."
For now, however, Milne will continue
dressing the five productions on the theatre's main stage, and four shows in the
Dorothy Somerset Studio that are produced each year.
Having just completed Sam
Shepard's A Lie of the Mind, she is
preparing the stage for the Nov. 13
opening of Hansel and Gretel and looking ahead to Morris Panych's 7 Stories
coming in January.
When it's suggested that her own home
must be an interesting reflection of her
skills. Milne confesses that she doesn't
have time to decorate.


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