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Kent Kallberg photo
Going, Going, Gone
The grads go marching one by one into the Chan Centre for the
Performing Arts to receive their degrees during recent Congregation
ceremonies. A record 23 ceremonies were held as more than 5,000
students graduated. It marks the first time that Congregation was held
in the Chan Centre.
UBC, Hong Kong form
education partnership
The medical schools of Ihe University
of British Columbia and the University of
Hong Kong and their affiliated teaching
hospitals have announced a major new
research and education partnership.
The two medical schools will collaborate on an extensive program of research
and education in diseases of the heart
and brain, the greatest causes of death
and disability in advanced societies on
both sides of the Pacific.
The collaboration, to be known as the
Pacific Education and Research Liaison
in Cardiovascular Research and Neuroscience (PEARL), was recently announced
in Vancouver by UBC Dean of Medicine
Dr. John Cairns and HKU Dean of Medicine Prof. S.P. Chow. The agreement was
announced in Hong Kong in April.
PEARL is the most comprehensive collaboration entered into by either school
and sets the stage for highly productive
new research initiatives between the two
Pacific Rim centres of expertise. The teaching hospitals involved include St. Mary's
in Hong Kong, Vancouver Hospital and
Health Sciences Centre. B.C.'s Children's
Hospital and St. Paul's Hospital.
"The partnerships will build on the
common ties of business and family between Vancouver and Hong Kong,' Cairns
said. "PEARL will be supported by an
active and ongoing exchange of people —
scientists, students and practising specialists — as well as by high-speed electronic and telecommunications links. It
promises both universities and their affiliated teaching hospitals an opportunity for research, cultural and economic
Signed on the eve of Hong Kong's historic transition from British governance
to Chinese rule, both partners see this
collaboration as a vote of confidence in a
strong future for Hong Kong as a part of
the People's Republic of China, and in a
strong and fruitful relationship between
Vancouver, Hong Kong and China, he
The neuroscience collaboration will help
in the search for new therapies for neurological disease and disorders, many of
which are increasing as the population
ages. These include stroke, schizophrenia
and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
See HONG KONG Page 2
Grade 4s above
average, study says
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
Canadian Grade 4 students have performed well in a UBC-based international
test of mathematics and science skills,
according to recently released survey results.
The second phase ofthe Third International Mathematics and Science Study
(TIMSS) was written by Grade 4 students
in 26 countries. The results of phase one.
which tested Grade 8 students, were released last November.
The latest results show that Canadian
Grade 4 students averaged 64 percent in
science, five percentage points higher
than the international mean. In mathematics, the Canadian score was 60 per
cent, one percentage point higher than
the international mean.
Comparing overall achievement in science between Canada and other participating nations, five countries scored
higher, seven attained similar results and
13 had lower averages. In mathematics,
eight scored significantly higher, seven
did as well and 10 did significantly more
"The results are good news for Canada,
and represent an important step forward
in our understanding of how students are
taught and learn these two critical subjects." said David Robitaille. international
co-ordinator of TIMSS and head of the
Faculty of Education's Dept. of Curriculum Studies.
"Not all countries performed as well in
Grade 4 as they did in Grade 8. Canadian
students, however, performed quite well
and at about the same level in both
grades." he said.
Robitaille added that while the release
of test results for grades 4 and 8 represent an important step for TIMSS. its
work is far from over.
'The more significant analyses, looking for links between curriculum and
teaching practices on the one hand and
See TEST Page 2
Three faculty named
to rank of dean
Three UE3C faculty members have
been chosen to head their faculties for
six-year terms beginning July 1.
Prof. Moura Quayle has been appointed dean of Agricultural Sciences.
Prof. Michael Isaacson has been named
dean of Applied Science, and Prof.
Joost Blom becomes dean of Law.
"These outstanding individuals take
on the dean's role at an exciting time for
the university. I am confident their
demonstrated abilities as leaders and
scholars will serve each of them well
during their tenure as dean," said Dan
Birch, vice-president. Academic and
Prof. Quayle, who is currently director of UBC's Landscape Architecture
Program, chaired the City of Vancouver's Urban Landscape Task Force and
continues to advocate its vision ofVancouver in 2010 including the Vancouver Greenwavs Plan. While working
See DEANS Page 2
Ballot Bingo
Commerce's Election Stock Market beat out the polls in predicting the vote
Taking Stock 5
Who invests in B.C. research companies? UBC does
Expert Advice 13
Canada's Year of Asia Pacific: UBC expertise paves the way for discussions
Worldly Wise 16
Global issues will be the focus of the new Liu Centre 2 UBC Reports ■ June 12, 1997
Continued from Page 1
student achievement on the
other, are still to come, and efforts are under way to raise the
money needed to carry out those
analyses," he said.
TIMSS is the world's largest
test of mathematics and science
skills. Test results were released
in St. John's, Nfld. in conjunction with the Learned Societies
The TIMSS survey marks the
first time in an international
study that Canada was represented by a national sample of
schools, including public, private, separate, English and
French-speaking. Five provinces
— B.C., Alberta, Ontario, New
Brunswick and Newfoundland
— selected samples large enough
to make interprovincial comparisons possible.
There was no significant difference in achievement between
Canadian boys and girls in either subject, paralleling results
Continued from Page 1
under a joint appointment with
the School of Architecture, she
established a community design
workshop to give students experience in local neighbourhoods
and communities. Quayle has
received numerous research,
professional and service awards,
as well as awards for excellence
in teaching. She replaces Dean
Jim Richards, who steps down
after serving as dean for 12 years.
Prof. Michael Isaacson has
served as head of the Dept. of
Civil Engineering since 1992. His
research in coastal and offshore
hydrodynamics, with particular
emphasis on ocean waves and
their effects on coastal and offshore structures, has led to numerous awards, including UBC's
Killam Research Prize and the
R.A. McLaughlin Award, the primary award ofthe Association of
Professional Engineers and
Geoscientists of B.C. He has supervised more than 30 master's
and doctoral students and published more than 200 research
papers. Isaacson was a member
of the university Senate for six
years and has served as chair of
the Senate Budget Committee.
He replaces Dean Axel Meisen
who steps down after serving as
dean for 12 years.
Prof. Joost Blom has served
as both associate dean and acting dean in the Faculty of Law.
His areas of expertise include
private international law, tort
law, contract law and intellectual property. Blom has been
extensively involved in both the
university and legal communities. He has served as president
of the UBC Faculty Association
and on numerous university
committees, including the Cecil
and Ida Green Visiting Professorships Committee which he
has chaired since 1994. He has
also served as president of the
Vancouver Institute and remains
an executive member. An
alumnus of UBC, and Harvard
and Oxford universities, Blom
received the designation of
Queen's Counsel (B.C.) in 1985.
Blom replaces Dean Lynn Smith
who steps down after serving as
dean for six years. ;
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for Grade 8.
TIMSS, launched in 1991.
compares mathematics and science curricula and teaching
methods of school systems, as
well as achievement scores and
attitudes of students toward the
TIMSS was conducted under
the auspices ofthe International
Association for the Evaluation of
Educational Achievement (IEA).
an association of universities,
research institutes and ministries of education which conducts co-operative international
research studies in education.
Funding for Canadian participation and international coordination ofthe study was also
provided by Human Resources
Development Canada. Industry
Canada and the B.C. Ministry of
Education. Skills and Training.
Hong Kong
Continued from Page 1
Studies will also examine
traumatic injuries to the brain
and spinal cord, as well as genetic and molecular bases of
neurological and psychiatric disorders.
A high-speed bilateral communication link will enable scientists to operate as an institute
without walls, and researchers
on both sides of the Pacific will
have access to the same gene
and brain-mapping facilities.
The cardiovascular collaboration will investigate blood vessel and heart muscle diseases.
Such diseases, particularly
atherosclerotic disease, are the
leading cause of death in Canada
and increasing rapidly in Hong
Kong's Chinese population.
For example, PEARL will provide the ability to study atherosclerotic disease in Hong Kong
—where cholesterol counts have
almost reached U.S.  levels —
and compare it to first-generation immigrants and subsequent
generations of Vancouver's Chinese population.
This offers an opportunity to
compare the roles environmental factors may play in this disease. The results can also be
compared to Vancouver's Caucasian population.
Education will also play a key
role in PEARL. Joint training of
undergraduates, postgraduates
and post doctoral fellows will be
offered, as will exchanges. Short,
intensive courses on specialty
topics will be jointly taught by
faculty members. Exchange of
expertise in hospital-based care
will also be possible.
Another important component of PEARL is community
outreach. Plans include public
seminars and newsletters to assist the public in disease prevention and control.
President recognized for
community leadership
UBC President David
Strangway is this year's recipient
ofthe Vancouver Board of Trade's
Community Leadership Award.
The award recognizes his accomplishments during a 12-year
term as UBC's 10th president.
The board cited Strangway as
having "cemented UBC's role as
one of the foremost Pacific Rim
universities  and  established  a
Edwin Jackson
path of development that will take
the campus into the new
Previous recipients of the
award include: the Honourable
John Fraser, former speaker of
the House of Commons; the Honourable Grace McCarthy, former
Socred leader; and Patrick Reid,
former commissioner general.
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further information on the transportation, housing and community services sections ofthe proposed plan.
The public is invited to comment on UBC's response at a
special meeting ofthe GVRD electoral areas committee.
Thursday, June 19, 1997
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Tour Time
Bonnie Ng and Adrian Bois are conducting free walking tours of the
campus to visitors during the summer months for the Ceremonies and
Events Office. The 90-minute tours are offered twice daily from
Monday to Friday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. As well, UBC School and
College Liaison Office conducts tours on Friday mornings designed for
prospective students. For more information call Bonnie or Adrian at
the Campus Tours office, located in the main concourse of the
Student Union Building, at UBC-TOUR (822-8687).
Market predicted slim
squeaker for Liberals
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
Twenty hours before the last federal
election polling station closed its doors
on June 2. traders on UBC's Election
Stock Market (UBC-ESM) had already
predicted the Liberal party's slim majority bang on.
And traders on the UBC-ESM did a
betterjob of predicting distribution ofthe
popular vote among the parties than two
of the major pollsters. The market came
out ahead of polls conducted by Gallup
and Angus Reid on May 30, being bested
only by the Environics poll.
The seats market, which traded based
on the projected number of seats to be
won by the major parties or others, predicted the Liberals would win 154 seats
(51 per cent of seats) while the Globe and
Mail newspaper predicted 172 to 179
seats on May 31. The Liberals ended up
with 155 seats, or 51.5 per cent.
The market was a bit off with the other
parties, however, with traders on the
seats market showing too much confidence in the Progressive Conservatives
(27 seats predicted/20 seats actual), and
too little in the New Democratic Party (15
predicted/21 actual). Similarly, the Bloc
Quebecois did better than market predictions (36 predicted/44 actual) and Reform did worse (66 predicted/60 actual).
"In general I'm quite pleased with how
the market did. But it has to be kept in
mind that the market was much smaller
this time than in 1993 because of a late
start." said Commerce and Business Administration Prof. Tom Ross, who with
colleague Prof. Werner Antweiler serves
as a director of the market. About 100
traders participated in the market—just
enough, said Ross, to allow for relatively
accurate predictions. The traders invested
about $23,000.
As a research project, the UBC-ESM
generates valuable data that will provide
insights into market and trader behaviour.
Traders on the market in 1993 also
predicted the final outcome of popular vote
in the federal election with great accuracy,
although few were able to predict the
extent ofthe Liberal sweep.
UBC-ESM also operated three markets
during the 1996 B.C. provincial election.
Typically, three markets are operated:
the Seats Market, which trades based on
the projected number of seats to be won
by the major parties or others; the Vote
Market, which trades on the percentage
of popular vote each party is likely to win;
and the Majority Government Market,
which trades on the likelihood of any
party winning a majority.
The UBC-ESM is a fully computerized
market with no brokers or other intermediaries. Registered traders log into their
market accounts from their own computer terminals to check market prices or
account information and extend offers to
buy or sell. No commissions or other fees
are charged to traders.
Unhappy Senate bows
to mandated increase
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
UBC's Senate recently voted to "reluctantly" and "grudgingly" accept a government mandated increase in enrolment of 3.2 per cent for the coming year.
The vote was a reversal of Senate's decision in April to refuse to accept further
enrolment increases without an accompanying increase in funds.
Senator and Science Dean Barry
McBride said a refusal to accept the
increase would have left the faculties in
an even worse predicament than the one
they face this fall.
"Clearly Senate was unhappy mmml^^m^^^^^^^
to have to reverse
its decision not to
accept any more
students, but we
felt the consequences were
worse if we didn't.
The dollar value
was just too
much." he said.
Prior to passing the motion re-
"There just isn't any room
left to cut anymore without
seriously compromising
research and teaching."
garding enrolment. Senate amended it to
read: "that Senate reluctantly approve
and grudgingly recommend approval by
the Board of Governors of the proposed
enrolment plan, quotas and targets of
the various faculties and schools ..."
The Ministry of Education, Skills and
Training is withholding $2 million in
funding from UBC because the university did not meet the ministry's targeted
enrolment increase this year.
Victoria had requested a four per cent
enrolment increase in 1996/97 and a
further one per cent in 1997/98. UBC
was also expected to make up a shortfall
from 1995/96. when enrolment was four
per cent under funded levels.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education. Skills and Training has announced
it will reduce UBC's operating grant to
UBC by one-half per cent and has also
frozen tuition fees for a second year.
Dan Birch, vice-president, Academic,
said the university was told to increase
its enrolment by 3.2 per cent — more
than 800 students — in the coming
academic year.
McBride said he and Birch have met
with senior ministry staff and are arranging to meet with Education. Skills
and Training Minister Paul Ramsey to
convey Senate concerns about the impact on academic quality.
"We want to express our very real
concerns about the impact of what are
essentially severe cuts in our budget and
our ability to deliver quality education,
and to carry otit our mandate as a major
research uni-
v e r s i t v . "
^^^^^^^^^^^^^       McBride said.
"We want to
assure the minister that we
have been particularly effective in increasing our efficiency . . . We
have  done  our
        part in making
this as efficient
an operation as
we can. There just isn't any room left to
cut anymore without seriously compromising research and teaching."
Prof. Paul G. Harrison, chair of the
Senate Admissions Committee, said Senate's decision not to resist the enrolment
increases will have major implications
for the university next fall.
"In first-year courses we're going to
see the same sorts of problems that were
caused by increases last year," he said,
adding that last year's bulge of first-year
students will now also pose a challenge
as they move into second year.
McBride said that the rising cost of
"doing business" — in terms of materials, staffing and other operating expenses
— coupled with enrolment increases and
flat funding have led to fewer labs and
larger class sizes in the Faculty of Science and fewer resources for students.
The Faculty of Arts and other faculties
face similar challenges.
-Dean Barry McBride
New university
librarian, AVPs
The appointments of two associate
vice-presidents and a new university
librarian were recently approved by
the Board of Governors.
Catherine Quinlan has been named
University Librarian for a six-year
term and will join the university in
The university librarian is the academic and administrative leader of
library services at the university.
Quinlan was most recently director of libraries and chief librarian at
the University of Western Ontario,
where she administered a budget of
$18 million and 240 full-time staff
working in 10 sites.
She is also the former director of
the Health Sciences Library in the
Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University. Quinlan, who is completing a
PhD at the University of Warwick,
England, held academic positions at
both institutions.
She replaces Ruth Patrick, who
steps down at the end of June. Patrick,
who has served as University Librar
ian for seven years, will take a year's
administrative leave before returning
as a reference librarian in the Education library.
Ted Dodds has been named associate vice-president. Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
without term, effective June 9.
His responsibilities include central
computing services, data networking,
telecommunications, academic and
administrative systems management,
media services and UBC Press.
Previously, Dodds was director of
computing services at the University
of Windsor, where he managed a department of 55 staff.
Dodds replaces Bernard Sheehan,
who left UBC to become president of
the Technical University of B.C.
Both positions report to the vice-
president. Student and Academic
Frank Eastham has been appointed
associate vice-president. Human Resources, reporting to the vice-president. Administration and Finance. 4 UBC Reports • June 12, 1997
Stephen Forgacs photo
In one of the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering
Laboratory's clean rooms, research engineer Al Schmalz
holds a silicon wafer similar to those used to manufacture
micro-electronic and optical devices such as semiconductor
lasers and high-speed transistors. TRIUMF recently donated
$1-million worth of microfabrication equipment to UBC,
some of which is seen here.
Alumni donate
millions to campus
UBC alumni gave more than
$1 million to the university
through the 1996/97 Annual
Fund campaign.
This is the second consecutive year in which alumni donations to the campaign have exceeded $1 million. In total,
alumni have given more than
$4.25 million to the university in
the last fiscal year.
Faculty of Applied Science
alumni donated the greatest
amount to the Annual Fund at
$144,000, with Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration alumni in second spot
with $118,000.
The Annual Fund includes five
separate appeals: The Alumni
and Class Act appeals, and the
Faculfy/Staff, Parents, and
Wesbrook appeals.
"More than 200 faculty, staff,
student and alumni volunteers
put an incredible amount of work
into the Annual Fund campaign,"
said Geraldine Dunnigan, Annual Fund manager. "There's no
question that without the support of those volunteers the campaign could not achieve the level
of success it does year after year."
Alumni donations received
through this year's Annual Fund
campaign reached $1,118,177,
comprising roughly two-thirds
of the fund total of $ 1,691,561.
The second highest contribution to the campaign came from
graduating students who pledged
$230,010 through the Class Act
appeal. Student donations
through Class Act go toward faculty-specific projects each year.
The faculties of Dentistry and
Pharmaceutical Sciences
achieved the appeal's highest
participation levels, with 80 per
cent of their graduating students
The 1997/98 campaign is already well underway, Dunnigan
said. The university recently received a $10,000 gift from an
Engineering Physics alumnus in
response to the program's 50th
anniversary appeal.
Student telepledge staff, who, along with more than 200
volunteers, play a major role in the success of UBC's Annual
Fund campaign, celebrate the 1996/97 campaign closure.
The callers helped raise more than $1 million of the $4.2
million donated by alumni to UBC during the year ending
March 31.
TRIUMF gift sets stage for
local micro manufacturing
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
Sophisticated microfabrication equipment donated to UBC
by TRIUMF will boost the high-
tech manufacturing industry in
B.C., says Tom Tiedje, director
of UBC's Advanced Materials and
Process Engineering Laboratory
The equipment, worth about
$1 million, will be used at UBC
to make micro-electronic and
optical devices such as semiconductor lasers and high speed
"In B.C. we have a strong software industry and a pretty good
systems industry. But people are
buying components from other
places and then putting systems
together here," Tiedje said.
"There's little manufacturing
capability in B.C. for these components, with most ofthe manufacturing done in the U.S. or the
Far East."
Clean rooms in AMPEL were
an important factor in TRIUMF's
decision to donate the equipment,
Tiedje says. AMPEL provides an
ideal environment for the operation of the sensitive equipment
which uses a photolithographic
process to imprint patterns —
visible only through a microscope
— on silicon or compound semiconductor wafers.
TRIUMF staff will continue to
have access to the equipment
which will be used primarily by
graduate students in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, and Chemistry. Graduate students will be trained to
use the equipment by a research
engineer and then carry out their
processing work themselves. The
knowledge they gain is what will
help the manufacturing industry, Tiedje says.
"If you want to start a business manufacturing integrated
circuits or electronic components, the main difficulty is finding the knowledge and skilled
personnel to do it. These people
don't develop in a vacuum. People require training, and training requires facilities like this."
he says.
Since microfabrication equip
ment involves a variety of expensive pieces of processing equipment . multiple users are required
to justify the capital and operating costs. The AMPEL facility
makes this possible by bringing
together people from different disciplines with a common interest
in microfabrication, Tiedje says.
"The TRIUMF donation is extremely important because it
provides us with a complete
working facility that would otherwise have taken us many years
to put together from several funding sources."
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Sue Laing travels to UBC two days a week from her home in Qualicum Beach
to take a print-making course. Laing, one of 3,777 students enrolled
through UBC Guided Independent Study (distance education), hopes to
begin a master's program in fine arts next year.
Study puts high-tech
learning under glass
The proliferation of technology-based,
distance education courses has prompted
two UBC studies looking into their effectiveness.
"Lots of people have taken the plunge
into using new technologies for teaching,
but we only now have enough examples of
regular programming to evaluate what
their impact is on learners," says Tony
Bates, director of Distance Education and
Technology at UBC Continuing Studies.
Bates, along with colleagues Starr
Owen and Silvia Bartolic-Zlomislic, is
directing a cost-benefit analysis of new
communication technologies as well as a
study of how adult learners respond to
technology-based teaching.
The results of the two-year research
projects will assist course developers in
identifying design issues, technology support requirements and costs to students.
Bates says the adult learning study
will answer questions such as whether
there are gender-based differences in technology-based learning.
"Do these course delivery methods
appeal to women due to greater flexibility
or will these methods be considered too
impersonal?" Bates asks. 'This kind of
technology isn't suitable for everybody so
what we're trying to do is sort out who it
is most appropriate for."
The adult learning project, funded by
the federal government's Office of Learning Technologies, will involve 20 case
studies of higher education courses at
UBC, the University of Victoria, Simon
Fraser University, the Open Learning
Agency and a consortium of B.C. Community Skills Centres. Researchers will
use a mix of questionnaires and interviews with students and faculty for the
project. Each case study will involve at
least 50 students who will discuss their
experiences with face-to-face and print-
based courses as well as those with a
technology component.
The cost-benefit analysis study, federally funded under the $13.5-million Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE)
TeleLearning. will focus on six of 26 NCE
TeleLearning projects across Canada. The
NCE projects, managed out of SFU, are
examining new ways of teaching using
on-line technologies like the Internet.
Says Bates, 'There are significant upfront costs associated with developing
technology-based learning materials but
also great potential for substantial savings such as time away from work. This
type of research will provide institutions
and companies with a method to ensure
their investment pays off."
Bates adds that there are more than
100 technology-based courses offered
among the five universities and learning
institutions participating in the two studies.
Two years ago, UBC Distance Education and Technology was developing six
new courses a year which were mainly
print-based with some video and audio
support. Today, the UBC Continuing
Studies operation develops close to 30
courses yearly, the majority of which are
delivered via the World Wide Web and
CD- ROM. The latest five-course offering
— a collaborative program on teaching
technologies between UBC and the
Monterrey Institute of Technology in
Mexico — is offered in both countries over
the Internet.
"It's no longer a question of delivery to
North Vancouver," says Bates. "It's a
matter of going off campus to anywhere in
the world."
The studies conducted by Bates and
his colleagues are to end in March 1999.
Bates says final results and frequent
status reports will be shared through
publications, conferences and the World
Wide Web at research.cstudies.ubc.ca.
University puts stock in
home-grown research
Equity holdings of the University of
British Columbia in research-based enterprises — most of which were created
from UBC research — reached $6.9 million as of March 31, 1997.
The university holds equity in 28
knowledge-based companies, 27 of which
were created from UBC research. This
latest market value represents a 17 per
cent increase from the same time in
1996 when the university carried shares
in 23 spin-off companies.
"Forming new high technology companies is a natural progression of UBC's
research activities that brings direct economic and social benefits to the region,"
said Bernard Bressler, UBC's vice-president, Research.
'These ventures maximize the value of
UBC's research program, and represent
an important stream of revenue in the
form of related research contracts, royalties and equity that in turn supports
ongoing research."
UBC began negotiating equity options in
1988 for two reasons: to support start-ups
by reducing  the
cash burden and financial inflexibility    ■■^■■■■^^■^^^"
imposed by royalty
payments, and to
enable the university to capture growing capital values in
companies whose
revenues are not
typically realized for
seven to 12 years
from inception.
Ventures West
President Michael
Brown said UBC's    	
willingness to accept an equity position in lieu of royalties
is a significant development for new knowl -
edge-based companies in the province.
"Combined with increased access to
early stage funding available through
the venture capital community, this improves the potential for success for these
otherwise risky enterprises," said Brown,
whose company is one of three fund
managers overseeing a $25-million fund
supporting early stage development of
new technologies in Western Canada.
"We hope that UBC's movement in this
area will inspire other Canadian universities to follow suit."
"Forming new high
technology companies is a
natural progression of UBC's
research activities that
brings direct economic and
social benefits to the region."
— Bernard Bressler
Vice-president, Research
Establishing a new venture includes
formalizing the rights to commercialize
the underlying UBC technology through
a license agreement. Such rights are
granted to a company in exchange for
equity and/or royalty participation for
both the inventors and the university.
UBC acquires all shares under these
agreements, and maintains a sell-only
position. Liquidation of holdings is based
on company event milestones and share
prices, with sell decisions exercised only
after full public disclosure of any company
developments. Shares held by inventors
are not managed by the university.
Ofthe 28 companies in UBC's equity
portfolio, 26 are located in British Columbia: 19 are private companies and
nine are public: 16 companies or 57 per
cent are in the life sciences sector, nine
companies or 32 per cent are in the
physical sciences sector, and three companies or 1 1 per cent are in the information technology sector. The 19 private
companies account for $4.7 million of
the portfolio's total market value, with
the nine public companies representing
the remaining
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Companies in
which UBC holds
shares include
Inex Pharmaceutical Corp., Forbes
Medi-Techlnc. ID
Biomedical Corporation, IGT Pharma
Inc., Micrologix
Biotechnology Inc.,
Pacific Asia Technologies Inc.,
  Westport Research. Inc., Aurora Instruments Ltd., Glucogenics Pharmaceuticals Inc.. GMW SpeakerTape Corporation, IngenixBiomedical Inc., Kinetek
Pharmaceuticals Inc.. NeuroVir Inc.,
Synapse Technologies Inc. and TerraGen
Diversity Inc.
UBC technology transfer activities are
managed by the University-Industry Liaison Office (UILO). Since 1984 the UILO
has licensed over 220 UBC inventions, has
actively participated in the creation of 72
spin-off companies, and has established a
database of over 450 value-added UBC
technologies ready for licensing, joint research and development, and investment.
Staff, university reach
landmark agreement
UBC's management and professional
(M&P) staff have, for the first time, negotiated an agreement on conditions and
terms of employment with the university.
The Board of Governors recently ratified the Agreement on Conditions and
Terms of Employment. The Board also
approved salary increases for M&P staff.
Sarah Dench, president of the Association of Administrative and Professional
Staff (AAPS), which represents all M&P
staff, said the agreement will help to
delineate many common practices and
includes some improvements in terms
and conditions of employment which
had previously been determined by the
university unilaterally.
The university was pleased to reach
an agreement with AAPS on very substantial employment issues, while at the
same time retaining flexibility inherent in
the university's relationship with its M&P
staff," said Marcelle Sprecher, acting associate vice-president, Human Resources.
Sprecher also praised AAPS's and the
university's negotiating committees for
their work on the agreement.
All active M&P staff covered by the
collective agreement should see a retro
active pay increase reflected in pay
cheques later this month.
Management and professional staff
voted to ratify the agreement in early
May. Of 326 valid votes cast, 299 were in
favour, while 27 were opposed.
The AAPS Executive Board is pleased
with the agreement and the strongly positive ratification by M&P staff," Dench said.
AAPS won approval to represent all
management and professional staff at
the university, whether they are AAPS
members or not, in 1995. In early 1996,
the university and AAPS representatives
began negotiations to establish the first
collective agreement.
M&P staff comprise almost a fifth of
all full-time non-faculty employees at
the university.
The agreement deals with employment
issues ranging from flextime, performance evaluation and professional development to parental leave and job sharing.
Dench said the aim ofthe negotiating
committee was to establish a minimum
standard or basic platform for employment, which would support and protect,
but not limit nor inhibit M&P staff in the
workplace. 6 UBC Reports • June 12, 1997
June 15 through July 12
Monday, June 16
Resident Speaker Series
Oregon And Global Transformation: Is Oregon Prepared To Succeed In The 21st Century?
Katherine Richardson, School of
Community and Regional Planning. Green College, 5:30pm. Call
Tuesday, June 17
Law and Society Seminar
Corporations And Annual Reports. Rob McQueen, Law and
Legal Studies. Latrobe U, Australia. Green College, 12pm. Call
Criminal Harassment And The
Justice System. Judith Milliken,
Crown Counsel. Buchanan B-
314, l:30-3:30pm. Call 822-
Earth and Ocean Sciences -
Oceanography Seminar
Gravity Waves In The Middle Atmosphere. Kevin Hamilton, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton U. BioSciences
1465, 3:30pm. Call 822-1814.
Thursday, June 19
Anatomy Seminar
Dietary Essential Fatty Acids And
Behaviour: A Search Strategy.
Dr. Patricia Wainwright, Health
Studies and Gerontology, U of
Waterloo. Friedman 37 (basement), 12:30pm. Call 822-6214.
Faculty Development
Reflections On A Sabbatical
Leave: A Panel Discussion. Jim
Gaskell, Jane Gaskell, Judy
Myers, Jamie Smith. David Lam
Basement Seminar Room (use
outside entrance behind
Trekkers), 3-5pm. To register, call
Friday, June 20
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Epidemiological Factors Influencing Acute Leukaemia In Canada.
Dr. Mary McBride, Epidemiology
and Cancer Prevention, BC Cancer Agency. GF Strong Auditorium. 9am. Call 875-2307.
Health Care and
Epidemiology Rounds
Accelerated Aging, Socioeconomic
Status And Early Cataract: Results From The B.C. Linked
Health Database. Dr. David
Meddings, Community Medicine
Resident. Matner 253. 9-10am.
Call 822-2772.
Centre for Health Services
and Policy Research
A Comparison Of Outpatient
Mental Health Services Use In
Ontario And The United States.
Dr. Steven J. Katz, U of Michigan
Medical Centre. IRC 414, 12-lpm.
Call 822-4969.
Saturday, June 21
Internet Workshop For Building
And Design Professionals - Macintosh. Various speakers. West
Mall Annex Computational Design and New Media Lab. 1933
W. Mall, 9am-5pm. $230 (sharing one terminal. $270 (dedicated
terminal). Cost includes course
materials, lunch and a certificate. Call 822-3347.
Monday, June 23
Resident Speaker Series
Engendering Chinese Politics:
Beijing Women's Organizations.
The State And The 1995 NGO Forum On Women. Kimberley Manning, Political Science. Green College, 5:30pm. Call 822-6067.
Wednesday, June 25
Surgery Grand Rounds
Management Of Thoracic Outlet
Syndrome. Dr. Bill Nelems, Thoracic Surgery. GF Strong Auditorium, 7am. Call 875-4136.
Therapeutic And Other Interventions. Dr. Gwen Laws, psychiatrist. Patricia Bond, lawyer.
BuchananB-321. lOam-noon.Call
Friday, June 27
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Curbside And Telephone Advice:
Part Of Our Job Of Course ... A
Medicolegal Perspective. Dr. Simon
Dobson, Pediatrics; Andrew
Wilkinson, partner. Harper Grey
Easton. GF Strong Auditorium.
9am. Call 875-2307.
Health Care and
Epidemiology Rounds
Outbreaks Of Cryptostoidiosis In
B.C. During 1996: Implications
For Our Drinking Water Supply.
Arlene King and Dr. Murray Fife,
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. Mather 253,9- 10am.
Call 822-2772.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Genomic Imprinting, Ubiquitin and
Angelman Syndrome. Marc
Lalande, Harvard Medical School.
IRC#3, 11am. Call 822-5312.
Saturday, June 28
Internet Workshop For Building
And Design Professionals - PC.
Various speakers. David Lam Centre Microcomputer Lab, 9am-5pm.
$230 (sharing one terminal), $270
(dedicated terminal). Includes
lunch. Call 822-3347.
Monday, June 30
Vancouver School of
Theology Summer School
Theology For Non-Theologians. Sallie
McFague, Vanderbilt Divinity School
and VST. VST Iona Bldg., 8:30-
10:30am. Continues to July 11. $280.
Reduction for three or more courses
and retired. Call 822-9815.
Vancouver School of
Theology Summer School
The Roots Of Christian Mysticism.
Lynn C. Baumann, U of Dallas.
VST Iona Bldg., 8:30am-3:30pm.
Continues to July 4. $225. Reduction for three or more courses and
retired. Call 822-9815.
Vancouver School of
Theology Summer School
Finding A Voice For Preaching.
Mary Donovan Turner, Pacific
School of Religion. UC-Berkeley.
VST Iona Bldg., 8:30-10:30am.
Continues to July 4. $225. Reduction for three or more courses and
retired. Call 822-9815.
Vancouver School of
Theology Summer School
The Changing Face Of Hebrew Bible Studies. Norman K. Gottwald.
Pacific School of Religion. UC-
Berkeley. VST Iona Bldg..   1:30-
3:30pm. Continues to July 11.
$280. Reduction for three or more
courses and retired. Call 822-9815.
Vancouver School of
Theology Summer School
Come And See! A Narrative Reading OfThe Gospel Of John. Robin
Scroggs, Union Theological Seminary, New York. VST Iona Bldg..
l:30-3:30pm. Continues to July
11. $280. Reduction for three or
more courses and retired. Call 822-
Monday, July 7
Vancouver School of
Theology Summer School
Reading In Each Other's Light:
The Jewish-Christian Dialogue
Today. Martin Cohen, rabbi, Beth
Tikvah; Edwin Searcy, minister.
University Hill. VST Iona Bldg.,
8:30-10:30am. Continues to July
11. $225. Reduction for three or
more courses and retired. Call 822-
Vancouver School of
Theology Summer School
Foundations In Christian Spirituality 1. Lynn C. Bauman, U of
Dallas. VST Iona Bldg., 8:30am-
3:30pm. Continues to July 11.
$225. Reduction for three or more
courses and retired. Call 822-9815.
Continuing Studies Intensive
Internet Workshop
Third Annual Internet Publishing
Workshop. Tom Berryhill, Thecla
Schiphorst. David Lam Microcomputer Lab., 9am-4pm. Continues
to July 11. $1195, includes breakfasts and lunches. Call 822-1420.
Resident Speaker Series
Making The Big Decision: Ethics
And Risk Assessment Associated
With Engineering Disasters.
Andrew Dlugan, Engineering Physics. Green College, 5:30pm. Call
Vancouver School of
Theology Summer School
Peoples, Clap Your Hands: 1997
Presbyterian Book Of Praise. Don
Anderson, musician, editor, project
manager: Andrew Donaldson,
writer, composer. VST Iona Bldg.,
7-9pm. Continues to July 11. $225.
Reduction for three or more
courses and retired. Call 822-9815.
Tuesday, July 8
Cultural and Media Studies
Interdisciplinary Group
Georg Simmel And The Sociology
Of Culture. Gianfranco Poggi. European University Institute. Florence. Green College. 5:30pm. Call
Cultural and Media Studies
Interdisciplinary Group
Crossing the Barrier: Using Native
Speaker Knowledge In Language
Research. Jan Van Eijk. U of
Regina. Green College. 8pm. Call
Wednesday, July 9
Theatre Performance
Departed. Joe O'Bvme. playwright.
BCTELStudioTheatre. Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 7:30pm.
Continues to July 19. $10 adult.
$8 student/senior. Call 822-2678.
Morris and Helen Belkin Art
Gallery Exhibition
Laughter Ten Years After. Curated
byJoAnnelsaak. Morris and Helen
Belkin Art Gallery, Tues-Fri 10am-
5pm, Sat-Sun noon-5pm. Continues to July 19. Adults $2, seniors
$1, students free with valid ID.
Call 822-2759.
Summer Music Institute
June 29 to July 4: Junior/Intermediate, Junior Concert Bands.
Junior Strings, Junior Jazz Band
(ages 7-12). Intermediate Orchestra, Intermediate Concert Bands
(ages 13-15). 8:30am-9:30pm.
June 30-July 4: Evening Adult
Jazz Workshop. Fred Stride. 7-
9:30pm. July 6-July 11: Senior/
Adult. Symphony Orchestra. Concert Band, Mixed Choir, Vocal Jazz
Ensembles, And Senior Jazz Band
(grades 9-adults). 8:30am-
10:30pm. Vanier Residence and
Chan Centre for the Performing
Arts. $300 ($495 includes room
and board): Jazz workshop $195.
Call 822-5739.
Science Summer Camps
For kids aged 6-14. Six sessions
available. July 2-Aug. 8. Hennings
208,9:30am-3:30or4:30pm. From
$120 to $225 depending on session. Offered by the Outreach Program in the Dept. of Physics and
Astronomy. Call 822-3853.
Library Intersession Hours
Summer Session - Term 1. May 1 -
July 6. Koerner Library, Monday-
Thursday, 9am-11pm. Friday.
9am-5pm. Saturday. 10am-5pm.
Main Library, Monday, Thursday.
Friday, 9am-5pm. Tuesday.
Wednesday, 9am-9pm. Saturday.
10am-5pm. All libraries closed July
1. Summer Session - Term 2.
Koerner Library. July 7-August
15. Monday-Thursday, 8am-
11pm. Friday. 8am-5pm. Saturday, 10am-5pm. Main Library,
Monday-Thursday, 8am-9pm. Friday, 8am-5pm. Saturday, 10am-
Garden Hours and Tours
10am-6pm to October 13. Botanical Garden tours will be given by
garden volunteers Wednesdays
and Saturdays, lpm. Call 822-
9666. (gardens). 822-4529 (shop).
Museum of Anthropology
Maui: Turning Back the Sky. an
exhibit of contemporary native
Hawaiian art. Continues to June
30. Wednesday-Sunday. 11am-
5pm: Tuesday. 1 lam-9pm (Tree
admission. 5-9pm). Call 822-5087.
Visual Art Exhibition
The First Alumni Exhibition Of
National Taiwan Academy Of Arts.
Artists: Ching-Jung Chen. Yung-
Cheng Chen. Tus-Ming Hsiao.
I lai-Ping Lee, Kwang-Chi Li, Lucy
Lu.Chien-Chung Neil Pan, Robin
Shaw. Yen-Hsin Rose Wan. Asian
Centre Auditorium, 10am-5pm
daily. Continues to June 22. Call
Roy Bonisteel Headlines
Theology Summer Course
Open to all members ofthe public Roy Bonisteel, former host of
CBC television's "Man Alive", will
teach a one week summer school
course. Leaving A Legacy: Wisdom Of Our Seniors, focuses on
collecting our elders' stories and
capturing them in prose and
poetry. July 14-18, l:30-3:30pm.
at the Vancouver School of Theology's Chalmers Institute. For
information or to register call
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.
Severe PMS?
Sleep Disorders Program is recruiting volunteers for study;
must be 18-35yrs., with marked
PMS; good health: no sleep problems: no shift workers: no medications (no Pill): non-smokers.
Involves two overnight sleep studies in your home. Honorarium
$100. Call Carolyn @ 822-7927.
Parents with Babies
Have you ever wondered how babies learn to talk? Help us find
out! We are looking for parents
with babies between one and 14
months of age to participate in
language development studies. If
you are interested in bringingyour
baby for a 45- minute visit, please
call Dr. Janet Werker's Infant
Studies Centre. Dept. of Psychology. 822-6408 (ask for Sharon).
Feeling Stressed Out at
Counselling Psychology Dept. at
the University of British Columbia needs female clerical workers in the Vancouver area to participate in a study looking at
work-related stress, over 2
months. If interested contact
Marlene at 822-9199.
UBC Food Services Summer
To Aug. 29. Pacific Spirit Place,
7am-7pm (7 days per week).
Trekkers Restaurant. I lam-
2pm. The Express. 7:30am-4pm.
The Barn and IRC are also open
to serve you. Visit our website at
www.foodserv.ubc.ca. Call 822-
Next calendar
Monday, June 30
The UBC Reports Calendar lists university-related 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 Cecil
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 July 10 issue of UBC Reports —
which covers the period July 13 to August 16 — is noon,
June 30. UBC Reports ■ June 12, 1997 7
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Policy and Procedure Handbook
June 12, 1997
Dear Colleagues:
I am pleased to advise that, at its May meeting, the Board ofGovernors approved
the revision to Policy #20 (Advertising of Position Vacancies) and a new Policy
on Sustainable Development. These policies are reproduced here so that you
can clip and save them in your copy of the Policy Handbook.
I should also note that all updates since publication of the last print edition of
the Policy Handbook are available at our new internet address:
Sincerely yours,
Libby Nason
Vice Provost
Policy #20
Advertising of Position Vacancies
In accordance with UBC's employment
equity program, (see Policy #2), all advertisements shall include the statement:
"UBC hires on the basis of merit and is
committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. "
All faculty and senior academic administrative openings shall be advertised in the
A.U.C.C. publication "University Affairs"
and the "C.A.U.T. Bulletin" prior to selection of a candidate for appointment except as provided for in paragraph 4.
Emergency appointments may be made
without advertising, at the discretion of
a Dean, in which case the details shall
be reported to the Senior Appointments Committee before its next meeting, along with an explanation of the
In cases of administrative appointments of heads of departments and
directors of schools and institutes,
when a well-documented case for an
internal appointment has been made
to the Provost, the vacancy need not
necessarily be advertised outside the
University. The decision as to the
adequacy of the documentation presented will rest with the Provost.
Sustainable Development Policy
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 Declaration)
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
• 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 lit
eracy 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
The Ombudsperson for Sustainable Development, reporting to the Associate Vice President Land and Building Services 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 Sustainable Development. Plans will include evalu -
ation 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 of the 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
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 ofGovernors.
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, staffand students) ofkey 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, staffand
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
• to assist the Ombudsperson for Sustainable Development to communicate the goals ofthe 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 ofthe Greening the
Campus program can be reflected in
reports to the Board of Governors. 8 UBC Reports ■ June 12, 1997
June 12, 1997
Dear Colleagues:
Four draft policies appear here for your review and comments.
The Policy on Animal Care is designed to address risks associated with animal-
human interactions that occur principally in our laboratories and animal care
The purposes ofthe Policy on Advertising are to describe the criteria and authority
for on-campus and off-campus advertising, and to foster advertising that promotes the objectives of the University.
The Policy on Serving and Consumption of Alcohol at University Events or on
University Premises has as purposes:
• to promote the health and safety of students, faculty, staffand visitors to the
• to promote a greater understanding and awareness of the health and social
effects of alcohol through appropriate educational programs
• to ensure appropriate training and education for those involved in the serving
or provision of alcohol
• to establish procedures to be followed in planning and holding functions at
which alcohol will be served
• to give members of the University community an understanding of the legal
issues involved with the use of alcohol and ensure that providers and users of
alcohol are aware of the potential legal issues involved.
The Policy on Hazardous Materials is to:
• set out University requirements for proper disposal of hazardous and special
• reduce the amount of dangerous substances used in University activities
• raise awareness and increase knowledge of all members of the University
community about problems of handling, storage, transportation and disposal
of hazardous materials and waste
• establish good laboratory practices that teach and practice safe handling,
storage, transportation and disposal of special wastes.
Please write or e-mail Vice Provost Libby Nason (nason ©unixg.ubc.ca) about any
suggestions you may have for improvement.
Sincerely yours.
David W. Strangway
Initial Draft Policy
Animal Care
Vice President Research
Activities involving the care and use of animals in research and teaching require
specific procedures to minimize health risks not normally encountered in other
activities. The magnitude of risk is dependent on (1) the nature of contact (direct or
indirect) with animals, their tissues, excreta, body fluids, hair, animal cages, dander
and (2) the species involved.
In recognition of its responsibility to provide a safe working environment, the
University has adopted this policy for protection of faculty, staff, and students from
health risks which may result from working with animals or working in animal care
• to reduce the risk to individuals from hazards associated with animal care and use,
• to ensure that individuals are thoroughly informed of the risks associated with
their work,
• to provide preventive medical services and delivery of prompt and adequate
medical care and advice,
• to rehabilitate employees whose health has been compromised due to occupational
• to ensure that individuals are physically able to perform their assigned tasks
without undue risk to themselves or fellow workers,
• to protect animals from diseases they may contract from human beings.
Individuals involved in animal care and use are given protection from health risks
through the following mechanisms: (1) education and training, (2) isolation and
containment of high risk activities, (3) evaluation of health status prior to exposure,
(4) periodic health assessment, (5) provision of emergency health care, (6) administration of immunization or other prophylaxis for protection from specific risks, (7)
exclusion <->f unauthorized persons from animal facilities, (8) exclusion of persons with
Initial Draft Policy
Animal Care (cont.)
active infectious diseases that are hazardous to fellow workers or to animals, (9) use
of appropriate apparel, equipment and facilities, (10) veterinary management of
animal health, and (11) maintenance of records of illnesses, occupational diseases
and injuries.
This policy requires confidentiality in the handling of medical information. Individuals required to undergo any medical examinations, treatment or monitoring are fully
informed of the associated benefits and risks.
The services are provided by the University, and through payment by the unit at no
cost to the individual. All activities related to this program are available during
normal working hours.
This policy applies to employees, students and visitors.
Personal Hygiene
Persons working with animals are required to maintain a high standard of personal
cleanliness to reduce the risk of contracting diseases transmitted by animals.
Facilities and supplies for meeting this obligation will be provided. Clothing suitable
for use in an animal facility are worn by all persons coming into contact with animals.
For animal care staff, the clothing required is separate from that worn outside the
animal facility and will be supplied and laundered by the University. Clothing
exposed to potentially hazardous microbial agents or toxic substances is decontaminated prior to leaving the premises for laundering. Disposable gear, such as gloves,
masks, head covers, coats, coveralls, and shoe covers are used where appropriate.
Hands are routinely washed after handling animals or cage accessories to reduce the
risk of disease transmission.
Clothing is changed as often as is necessary to maintain personal hygiene. Outer
garments worn in animal rooms are not worn outside the animal facility. Washing
and showering facilities appropriate to the program are made available.
Provision of advice on specific procedures to be followed is the responsibility of the
Director of the Animal Care Centre in conjunction with the unit head or principal
Eating, drinking, smoking, or application of cosmetics in animal rooms are not
Education and Training
Persons working with animals or in animal facilities are fully informed as to the nature
of possible risks associated with proposed duties. It is the responsibility of each
laboratory director to inform research personnel ofthe specific risks involved and the
applicable safety procedures. The Director ofthe Animal Care Centre is responsible
for providing instruction in safe methods of animal care and use.
Training in the principles of radiation and chemical safety is the responsibility ofthe
Department of Health, Safety and Environment.
The Biohazards Committee is mandated to develop protocols for research activities
involving biohazards.
The Director of the Animal Care Centre is responsible for verifying that those
conducting research with animals are duly qualified, through such means as spot
inspections and routine reporting from units.
Medical Care Elements of Program
This section is applicable to routine health surveillance activities involving animal
care and use. Animal bites or other accidents involving animals are not covered in
this section and should be considered for emergency treatment.
Non-Human Primates
Non-Domestic Mammals
Farm Mammals
Domestic Birds
1 =
1, 2, 4, 5, 6
1, 2, 3,
1, 2, 5.
1. 2, 5*
1, 2, 3,
1, 2, 6
1. 2
1, 2
5, 6
Pre-placement assessment: medical history questionnaire and (if clinically
indicated), medical examination.
Tetanus immunization (if not already up to date).   Booster every ten years.
Pre-placement rabies immunization.    Follow-up antibody titer biannually.
Immunization repeated as required.
Pre-placement and annual TB test.  X-ray if positive.
Serum banking. To be used as a reference sample only for detection of diseases
related to work with animals.
Same as 5.   Refers only to rodents from non-commercial sources, or rodents
used for transplantable tumours.
Biannual medical evaluations. Review of health status (questionnaire). Examination/tests performed according to symptoms/ history/ exposure.
The Director of the Animal Care Centre may prohibit individuals from access to
animals where, in the sole discretion of the Director, individuals do not meet the
requirements ofthe table above. In addition, in the sole discretion ofthe Director of
the Animal Care Centre, an individual may be prohibited from working with certain
animal species if a health-related change in the individual arises, making such
contact risky to the individual or the animal, in the opinion of the Director.
Direct contact refers to those handling live animals, unpreserved tissues or body
fluids, animal cages, cage accessories, animal waste or carcasses.
Indirect contact refers to those who work in areas where animals are used or housed.
These people are potentially exposed by means of accidental contact or aerosols. UBC Reports • June 12, 1997 9
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Animal Care (cont.)
Name:  Payroll/student no.	
Department: Faculty:	
Title:   Classification: 	
Internal address:
Name of principal investigator or supervisor:
Type of animal species:	
Type of contact
[  ]   direct: handle live animals, unpreserved tissues or body fluids, animal
cages or accessories, animal waste or carcasses.
[  ]   indirect: work in areas where animals are used or housed.
This is to certify that I am aware of the Occupational Health program made
available by the University of British Columbia for employees and graduate
students engaged in animal care or experimentation with animals. As a
condition of employment or studies/research involving animal care, I will
participate in the training and immunization program as established by the
Director of the Animal Care Centre for the position 1 hold or studies/research I
am performing.
Failure to do so could result in the Director of Animal Care prohibiting my
engaging in activities involving animals and could affect my status as an
employee, student or visitor.
Signature Date
Please return completed form to the Director of the Animal Care Centre.
Initial Draft Policy
Vice President External Affairs
On-campus and off-campus advertising are potentially powerful communication
tools that can be used to promote the many and diverse objectives, services, events
and products of the University. Inappropriate use of advertising could result in
offending communities UBC serves, whether by advertisement content, style, medium or amount or could violate agreements in place with corporate sponsors,
contracted vendors and strategic partners.  This policy is intended to:
• describe the criteria and authority for on-campus advertising
• foster off-campus advertising that promotes the objectives of the University
• describe the authority and cnteria for approval of advertising
See also Policy #120 Posting of Notices. Posters and Signs.
Authority for on-campus advertising by non-UBC entities must be obtained in writing
from the Vice President or Dean responsible for the area where the advertising will
occur. If this advertising is University-wide, written permission from the President
is needed. This does not include posters/ brochures/signage destined for University
notice boards designated for general use or or for outdoor kiosks provided for that
Decisions by the President, Vice Presidents and Deans about permission to for non-
UBC entities to advertise are based on the following criteria:
• dollar value
• impact on the campus
• duration of the advertising
• location
• consistency with UBC's image and scholarly mission
• messages not misleading
• style
The authority for on-campus advertising by UBC units is the Administrative Head of
All off-campus advertising about UBC (including, but not limited to TV, radio,
newspaper. Website, journal, magazine, stationary, business cards) must have the
written authorization of the Administrative Head of the unit generating the advertising.
Reflecting UBC values
Advertising should reflect the values of scholarship and service for which UBC stands,
and be appropriate to the specific progam, service, event or product that is being
advertised. In achieving a balance between units' needs to raise money and publicize
services through advertising and a desire to retain the esthetic integrity and scholarly
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Advertising (cont.)
ambience ofthe Point Grey campus and other UBC sites, those granting permission
should take into consideration many factors, including: advertising location, size,
duration, dollar value, consistency with UBC's image and scholarly mission, messages not misleading, precedence, style and overall impact.
Exclusive, Contracted and Preferred Vendors
UBC has exclusive contracts with certain vendors. To keep the campus informed
about exclusive arrangements, the Business Relations arm of External Affairs
periodically circulates to all units a list of exclusive agreements in force.
UBC also confers "contracted vendor" and "preferred vendor" status on some of its
suppliers. In negotiating these vendor agreements, UBC's goal is to give first right of
refusal for advertising to contracted or preferred vendors.
Because it is vital that agreements for exclusive, contracted or preferred vendors be
respected, those authorizing advertising are to confirm the eligibility ofthe proposed
advertiser with the Director of Purchasing (822-3157) and the Manager of Marketing
(822-8908) before entering into any agreement. Purchasing can advise departments
how to contact contracted or preferred vendors for advertising.
Authority to Sign agreements
Any advertising agreement for money or "in-kind" consideration is to be finalized in
accordance with Signing Resolutions #7 and #9.
Joint advertising with co-sponsors
Because joint advertising can be interpreted as UBC's endorsement of a product or
service, permission for the joint display of UBC's logo or trademark with those of
external entities must be received from the Dean or Vice President (or designate)
responsible for the area/activity. Collaborative programs with other educational
institutions. Open House, the UBC Calendar, and the Chan Centre are examples of
events and venues that have in the past received permission to seek sponsors to
promote UBC events and activities.
Conflict of Interest
Units selling advertising may not promise to support vendors who purchase advertisements by purchasing goods or services from vendors in return. Purchasing
decisions are made in accordance with Policy # 122, Purchasing.
Use of advertising brokers
Units may turn to advertising brokers to assist in selling advertising for university
publications provided they supervise the work done for:
• respecting any exclusive, contracted or preferred vendor agreements in place
• setting guidelines as to the appropriateness of certain advertising and certain
• establishing guidelines for the interaction of the broker which is acting on UBC's
behalf and potential advertisers
• finalizing advertising contracts only after all advertisements have been vetted by
the UBC Administrative Head of Unit or designate.
Pre-approval of all advertisements before publication/airing
At issue is UBC's reputation, and under all circumstances, ads should be reviewed
before publication, in whatever medium, by the administrative head of unit or
Pre-approval for use of personal information
When UBC advertisements are designed to contain the name, photograph (where the
individual is identifiable), or direct quotations of a person, it is adviseable to have the
person sign a consent form. An example of a consent form that can be used is attached
to this policy.
An Administrative Head of Unit is a Director of a service unit, a Head of an academic
department, a Director of a centre, institute or school, a Principal of a college, a Dean,
an Associate Vice President, the Vice Provost, the Registrar, the University Librarian,
a Vice President or the President.
Sample consent form
The University of British Columbia
Consent Form
For good and valuable consideration, the amount and sufficiency which is hereby
acknowledged, I consent and authorize the University of British Columbia and its
employees and agents
• to take still pictures, motion pictures, sound recordings, and/or video recordings of me (collectively, the "materials")
• to use and adapt such materials in its educational programs and/or in
promoting UBC programs or activities at any time or place and in any medium
in the future.
I agree to indemnify, hold harmless and release UBC, its Board of Governors,
employees and agents from any and all claims arising from such material.
All such still pictures, motion pictures, sound records and/or video recordings
become the property of UBC. I agree to assign my copyright, including performers
rights, in the materials to UBC. I agree to waive all moral rights I may have in the
material in favour of UBC in perpetuity.
Signed at: this day of , 199_.
Name (print):
Address:	 10 UBC Reports • June 12, 1997
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Serving and Consumption of Alcohol at University
Events or on University Premises
All Vice Presidents
The University of British Columbia, as an educational institution, has obligations
to students, staffand faculty. While permitting reasonable use of alcohol in certain
circumstances, the University discourages misuse and encourages responsibility on
the part of those who choose to drink. Nothing in this policy or its procedures is to
be taken as imposing on the University any liability at law for violation of this policy
by students, staff or others.
• to promote the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors to the
• to promote a greater understanding and awareness ofthe health and social effects
of alcohol through appropriate educational programs
• to ensure appropriate training and education for those involved in the serving or
provision of alcohol
• to establish procedures to be followed in planning and holding functions at which
alcohol will be served
• to give members ofthe University community an understanding ofthe legal issues
involved with the use of alcohol and ensure that providers and users of alcohol
are aware ofthe potential legal issues involved.
The University of British Columbia is committed to promoting the health and well-
being of students, faculty and staff. All of its members, visitor and guests have an
obligation to make responsible decisions concerning the use of alcohol. Wherever
alcohol is involved in connection with the University, its use must be responsible,
with due regard to the safety of all concerned, laws and regulations, and maintenance of healthy lifestyles.
Alcohol misuse can lead to serious and complex health and social problems.
Accordingly, the University promotes education and awareness about alcohol use.
The University does not permit any social function which has as a purpose or focus
the overconsumption of alcohol. Alternative activities, events and social functions
which do not involve alcohol are encouraged to promote the health and well-being
of all members of the community.
The sale and use of alcohol on University premises and at University activities/
functions must meet all legal requirements (especially the Liquor Control Act), all
requirements of this policy, and requirements established by an administrative
head of unit at UBC. Whenever alcohol is being served, the individual/group
responsible must have a special occasions permit; unlicensed events on University
premises are illegal and participants and organizers of unlicensed events are not
covered by the University's personal liability insurance. Those who may recommend
authorization of private special occasion permitted events on University premises,
by signing the application, are: the President, a Vice President, or a Dean. Only the
President may recommend authorization of a public special occasions permit by
signing the application. The RCMP has final authority to grant permits for both
private and public functions on campus.
This policy is applicable to all members of the University community, including
students, faculty, staff, tenants, visitors and guests. Violations of this policy may
lead to legal or disciplinary action, including but not limited to the withdrawal of
University privileges.
Events on campus in areas that are not licensed
The responsibilities of those authorizing events:
• For private special occasion permits, event organizers must represent a bona fide
organization (group, club, society) who have organized and meet regularly or
occasionally for a common purpose
• For public special occasion permits, the event must be a community or public
celebration, open to the general public, at which beer and wine only may be sold.
Each community is permitted a maximum of six such permits in a year. The
President is the authorizing approval for such applications.
• Review the event organizer's checklist (see below) for reasonableness before
• Sign as the UBC authorizing official the permission slip to the RCMP for a special
occasion permit (see definition section), designating your approval ofthe function
• Build community around UBC events on campus by ensuring that organizers are
inclusive and supportive of those members who cannot or choose not to drink
alcohol (e.g. non-drinkers, pregnant women, under-age individuals, individuals
who are driving).
Responsibilities of those organizing functions where alcohol will be served:
• Organizers must have the "Serving it Right" licensee certificate.
• It is recommended that all functions be staffed by servers who have received
training to prevent intoxication
• If a function has over 50 participants OR if the server is being paid (regardless of
number of participants) the server is REQUIRED, at a minimum, to have
successfully completed the "Serving it Right" course.
UBC does not normally authorize applications for special occasion permits for
functions held on Sunday.
The special occasions licence must be posted at the entrance to the function.
Gambling is not permitted.
In promotion of the event, no indication may be made that alcohol may be
obtained at the event, and no referral may be made to the type of alcohol function
(eg. Beer Garden, Wine and Cheese, etc.).
Alcohol may not be an inducement to attend.
The function should be scheduled within legal serving times, and appropriate to
purpose of the function.
The length of serving time should be appropriate to the occasion.
Sound controls should be in place so that others nearby are not disturbed by
music or rowdiness.
The number of people expected to attend cannot exceed the room/facility
If held outdoors, the event cannot extend beyond 10:00 p.m. The area in which
alcohol is to be served must be well illuminated as well as enclosed and the
entrances and exit adequately controlled by responsible, sober adults.
If a request is to hold an event in an area for which there is not an established
capacity, then the fire department must be called to set guidelines for capacity,
entrances and exits, adequate extinguishers, etc.
Calculation of amount of alcohol to be purchased should not exceed one standard
drink per person per hour of function (see definition section).
Alcohol at the function is dispensed only from a bar under the organizer's control
and supervision.
Procedures for ensuring that underage individuals are not served alcohol must
be in place. (If underage individuals are not allowed to attend, ID should be
checked at the door; if underage individuals are permitted to attend, ID should
be checked prior to entering a cordonned-off area where alcohol may be
consumed OR the server must check ID each time a drink is served and no more
than one drink per person is served at a time.)
• The organizer establishes limits on number of drinks served to individuals to
prevent intoxication.
• The organizer attends the function at all times to oversee and monitor it.
• Substantial, sufficient food (not just snacks) must be available throughout the
• Non-alcoholic beverages must be available, readily accessible and reasonably-
priced (or free).
• The organizer, servers and security staff do not consume alcohol during the event.
• Arrangements must be made for security/safety monitoring (procedures for
dealing with inebriated individuals, those intending to drive, threats to physical
safety and sexual assault).
• During the event, over-consumption must not be encouraged.
• Cut-off of service of alcohol should be at least 45 minutes before function finishes.
• For private special occasion functions, alcohol may be sold provided that the
price is not in excess of the actual purchase price of the alcohol combined with
the direct cost of dispensing it (mix. ice. hire of a professional bartender). No other
expenses will be considered. See the Policy Booklet on Special Occasion Licences
published by the Ministry ofthe Attorney General for maximum prices. When the
function is conducted with the purpose/intention of gain or profit, the special
occasion permit becomes void. However, profits may be used for charitable
purposes (not the well-being of the organization itself). Refer to Section 6(2) ofthe
Liquor Control Act.
• For public special occasion functions, proceeds of the function should be for
charitable or public purposes. Over and above expenses, any profit realized
should not accrue to the organization itself. Social services tax. which is included
in the price of drinks, must be calculated and remitted to the Taxation Branch.
For the maximum prices that may be charged, see the Policy Booklet on Special
Occasion Licences published by the Ministry of the Attorney General.
Responsibilites of those serving alcohol:
• Servers may not serve alcohol to impaired or underage individuals
• It is recommended that all functions be staffed by servers who have received
training to prevent intoxication
• If a function has over 50 participants OR if the server is being paid (regardless of
number of participants) the server is REQUIRED, at a minimum, to have
successfully completed the "Serving it Right" course.
Food and beverage outlets licenses to serve alcohol
There are several University-run food and beverage outlets thai are licensed to serve
alcohol. These outlets conform to the terms of their licences and Liquor Control Act
requirements. UBC Reports ■ June 12, 1997 11
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at University Events or on University Premises (cont.)
Students living in residence
Students living in residence are covered by a Student Residence contract, and while
at their lodgings in residence, are covered by the terms of that contract.
University events in public restaurants
From time to time. University events are held in public restaurants, which are
licensed to serve alcohol. Restaurant employees serving alcohol and the restaurant itself assume responsibility/liability for the event. However, in accordance
with a recent court ruling, UBC could be held vicariously liable for injury or death
caused by overconsumption in a public venue; for this reason, it is the responsibility of the UBC host of the function to ensure that participants do not
overconsume alcohol.
University events in private homes
On occasions when University events are held in private homes, the host ofthe event
has responsibility on behalf of UBC to ensure the safety of all participants and that
alcohol is not served to impaired or underage individuals. Hosts of UBC events held
in private homes are encouraged to refer to the checklist above.
Educational activities and training programs
• Information on the "Serving it Right" program, a co-initiative of government and
the hospitality industry, is available by calling 1-800-665-8883.
• Copies of the Ministry of the Attorney General's Policy Booklet on Special
Occasion Licences, and information on special occasion permits and on planning
functions at UBC is available through:
Health Education Outreach in the Student Resource Centre (call 822-4858), or
Health Promotion Program, Human Resources (call 822-3162)
Private function means a special event or occasion which is held by a bona fide
organization (group, club or society) • It includes family or personal celebrations such
as weddings or gatherings hosted by a family or individual. The event may be social
in nature, cultural, recreational, religious, sporting or community oriented. Attendance at a private function is limited to the organization members, expressly invited
guest, or persons to whom advance tickets have been sold. The UBC authority for
approval for requests for special occasion permits for such events is the President,
a Vice President or a Dean.
Public function means a recognized community or public celebration/event. By law,
six such events are permitted at UBC per annum. The premises or area licensed for
the sale of liquor is open to the general public and any member of the public may
be served or sold liquor. A cover or door charge is permissable. The UBC authority
for approval for requests for special occasion permits for such events is the
Special occasion means a special event or occasion, and does not include events held
on a regular basis (...Ministry of the Attorney General Policy Booklet on Special
Occasion Licences)
Standard drink means 5 ounces of wine (12% alcohol). 1.5 ounces of spirits or liquor
(40% alcohol), or 12 ounces of regular strength beer (5% alcohol).
Date of Function:
Attendance Expected:
Room Capacity:
Hours of Alcohol Service:
Signature of Registrar's Office official attesting to room capacity:
Organizer Name:
Organization Name:
Position in Organization:.
Postal Code:	
Telephone Home:
I have addressed all items on the Organizer's Checklist contained in the Policy on
Serving and Consumption of Alcohol at University Events and on University
Premises. The completed checklist is attached. I accept personal responsibility for
ensuring that the liquor laws of the Province of British Columbia, regulations of
the University and items in the Organizer's Checklist are complied with during the
Organizer's Signature:
Position at UBC:
Authority for Approval Name:	
I have reviewed with the Organizer all aspects ofthe function proposed, including
the Policy on Serving and Consumption of Alxohol at University Events and on
University Premises, and the Organizer's Checklist. I am satisfied that the
function will not contravene the liquor laws ofthe Province of British Columbia,
the University Policy or any other UBC regulation, and that the function is
consistent with the purposes of the University.
Approval Signature:
Organizer of function conpletes Sections 1 and 2 with signature of Booking Clerk
(phone 822-4175) in the Registrar's Office attesting to the capacity ofthe room,
and then obtains approval of the President, a Vice President or a Dean under
Section 3.
The form is then taken by the organizer to the RCMP, 2990 Wesbrook Mall, for
approval, at least one week in advance ofthe function date. The RCMP instructs
organizers how to obtain a Special Occasion Permit from the Liquor Administration Branch.
RCMP Approval:
Checklist for those organizing functions where alcohol will be served
• Organizers must have the "Serving it Right" licensee certificate.
• Servers must have "Serving it Right" server certificates if event is for more
than 50 people or if the server is being paid.
• UBC does not normally authorize applications for special occasion permits
for functions held on Sunday.
• The special occasions licence must be posted at the entrance to the function
• Gambling is not permitted.
• In promotion of the event, no indication may be made that alcohol may be
obtained at the event, and no referral may be made to the type of alcohol
function (eg. Beer Garden. Wine and Cheese, etc.)
• Alcohol may not be an inducement to attend
• The function should be scheduled within legal st ving times, and appropriate
to purpose ofthe function
• The length of serving time should be appropriate to the occasion
• Sound controls should be in place so that others nearby are not disturbed by
music, rowdiness
• The number of people expected to attend cannot exceed the room/facility
• If held outdoors, the area in which alcohol is to be served must be well
illuminated as well as enclosed and the entrances and exit adequately
controlled by responsible, sober adults
• Calculation of amount of alcohol to be purchased should not exceed one
standard drink per person per hour of function (see definition section)
• Alcohol at the function is dispensed only from a bar under the organizer's
control and supervision.
• Procedures for ensuring that underage individuals are not served alcohol
must be in place (If underage individuals are not allowed to attend. ID should
be checked at the door: if underage individuals are permitted to attend. ID
should be checked prior to entering a cordonned-off area where alcohol may be
consumed OR the server must check ID each time a drink is served and no more
than one drink per person is served at a time.)
The organizer establishes limits on number of drinks served to individuals to
prevent intoxication
The organizer attends the function at all times to oversee and monitor it
Substantial, sufficient food (not just snacks) must be available throughout the
Non-alcoholic beverages must be available, readily accessible and reasonably-
priced (or free)
The organizer, servers and security staff do not consume alcohol during the event
Arrangements muxt be made for security/safety monitoring (procedures for
dealing wilh inebriated individuals, those intending to drive, threats to physical
safety and sexual assault)
During the event, over-consumption must not be encouraged
Cut-off of service of alcohol should be at least 45 minutes before function finishes.
For private special occasion functions, alcohol may be sold provided that the
price is not in excess of the actual purchase price of the alcohol combined with
the direct cost of dispensing it (mix. ice, hire of a professional bartender). No other
expenses will be considered. See the Policy Booklet on Special Occasion Licences
published by the Ministry ofthe Attorney General for maximum prices. When the
function is conducted with the purpose/intention of gain or profit, the special
occasion permit becomes void. However, profits may be used for charitable
purposes (not the well-being ofthe organization itself). Refer to Section 6(2) ofthe
Liquor Control Act.
For public special occasion functions, proceeds of the function should be for
charitable or public purposes. Over and above expenses, any profit realized
should not accrue to the organization itself. Social services tax. which is included
in the price of drinks, must be calculated and remitted to the Taxation Branch.
For the maximum prices that may be charged, see the Policy Booklet on Special
Occasion Licences published by the Ministry ofthe Attorney General. 12 UBC Reports•June 12,1997
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Hazardous Materials
Responsible: Vice President Academic & Provost
Vice President Administration & Finance
Vice President Research
As alarge teaching and research institution. UBC faces problems that arc unique and
varied about the acquisition, handling, storage, transportation and disposal of
chemical and biological/human/animal materials and wastes resulting from its
teaching, research and operations. This policy has several purposes:
• to set out University requirements for proper disposal of hazardous and special
• to reduce the amount of dangerous substances used in University activities
• to raise awareness and increase knowledge of all members of the University
community about problems of handling, storage, transportation and disposal of
hazardous materials and waste
"*"•   to establish good laboratory practices that teach and practice safe handling.
storage, transportation and disposal of special wastes.
All chemical and biological materials are considered hazardous unless specifically
excluded from Schedule 7 ofthe Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act. Materials
classified as special wastes must be disposed in a safe manner in compliance with the
Special Waste Regulations of the Waste Management Act. and through the UBC
Environment Services Facility. As all of UBC is considered one site, the rules for
handling hazardous materials apply to small quantities as they do to large quantities;
there is no allowance made for small quantities in individual units at UBC.
Each member of the University community who uses or has responsibility for
hazardous materials must handle, store, transport and dispose of this material in a
manner that harms neither the environment nor living beings, and that meets or
exceeds legal requirements.
Procedures are established for standard methods of handling chemicals, and
biological/human/animal materials in all UBC activities. It is the responsibility of
Administrative Heads of Unit, Principal Investigators and Supervisors to ensure that
appropriate training is given and documented to all students and staff who come into
contact with these materials.
Each member who comes into contact with or uses hazardous materials in their work
or study must first become familiar with the hazards associated with the material and
the appropriate methods for handling, storage, transportation and disposal.
Individual members are expected to conduct themselves and supervise others with
the greatest of care, and, if established procedures for the circumstances do not exist,
are responsible for seeking guidance from the appropriate source before ordering,
handling, storing, tranporting or disposing of materials that could be hazardous to
the environment or to living beings. In accordance with Section 122 ofthe Canadian
Environmental Protection Act:
"Where a corporation commits an offence under this Act, any officer, director or agent
of the corporation who directed, authorized or assented to or acquiesced to or
participated in the commission ofthe offence is a party to and guilty ofthe offence, and
is liable to punishment providedfor the offence, whether or not the corporation has been
prosecuted or convicted."
Consideration should be given to substituting less harmful materials for those which
are known to be hazardous at the time of acquisition. Hazardous materials should be
purchased in quantities small enough that they do not have to be stored at UBC over
long periods. The cost of disposal of hazardous materials is added up front by the
Purchasing Department as an environmental levy on the purchase price paid by the
department or grant at the time of acquisition of all consumable chemicals and
*biological/human/animal materials.
In physical planning for the future research, teaching and operational needs of the
University, design elements to address special waste flows should be included to
address handling, storage, transportation, emissions and disposal.
The number and variety of possibly hazardous materials at UBC are large. Some are
created as the result of experimentation. For this reason, the procedures under this
policy are meant to provide guidance via illustration and example to individuals at
UBC about such areas as chemical, biological, human, and animal materials. For
radioisotopes, please see Policy #11. For pesticides, please see Policy #12. Individuals
unsure about whether a substance (such as paint, oil, pharmaceutical, battery) is
hazardous, or about the appropriate steps to take, should contact the UBC expert
listed in the procedures below.
Local Safety Committees, in performing regular inspections of teaching and research
laboratories, take into account the requirements of this policy.
•Laws and regulations governing chemical, human, animal, and biological
materials acquisition, handling, storage and disposal
Laws and regulations governing biological materials acquisition, handling, storage,
transportation and disposal include, but are not limited to:
• Canadian Environmental Protection Act
• Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act
... •   Provincial Waste Management Act including the Special Waste Regulations
and Spill Reporting Regulation
• Greater Vancouver Regional District Bylaws, in particular Sewer Use Bylaw
#164 and Air Quality management Bylaw #725
• Workers Compensation Board Industrial Health and Safety Regulations
• Workplace Hazardous Material Information System
• Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines for Health Canada
• Health Canada, Narcotics/Controlled Products Act for pharmaceuticals
• Containment Standards for Veterinary Facilities
Chemical Materials
Each department or unit using chemical materials must develop or adopt procedures
that include:
• acquiring minimum quantities only
• safe and secure storage
• removing out-of-date materials from inventory
• appropriate labelling and an annual inventory of materials
• training of faculty, staffand students
• proper use of personal protective equipment, emergency, spill and
decontamination procedures
• compliance with University (or host hospital) procedures for disposal
Assistance and advice concerning these matters can be obtained from various
sources, including:
• local Safety Committees
• the University Chemical Safety Officer (phone 822-5909)
• the University Chemical Safety Committee (phone 822-5909)
• UBC Environmental Services Facility (phone 822-1281)
Human, Animal and Biological Materials
The Biosafety Officer develops procedures for handling materials that are used in
more than one laboratory. Written procedures are issued to all labs. For materials
unique to a particular laboratory, the principal investigator using human, animal, or
biological materials must develop written procedures, to be vetted by the Biosafety
Officer, that deal with regulated medical waste. Regulated medical waste includes,
but is not limited to, the following categories:
• Cultures and stocks of infectious agents, and any materials contaminated with a
potentially infectious agent, including culture dishes and devices used to transfer,
innoculate and mix cultures.
• Any human pathological wastes, including waste human blood or blood products
generated in medical or research procedures, and other potentially infectious
materials, items contaminated with these materials, and any containers that held
these potentially infectious materials.
• Any animal specimens, carcasses or tissues.
• Any biological material contaminated with an infectious agent.
• DNA.
• Vaccines, pharmaceuticals.
• Wastes from medical or research procedures that were in contact with infectious
agents, including slides and cover slips, disposable gloves, and protective equipment.
• Sharps: used or new hypodermic needles and syringes (with or without needle
attached), scalpels and razor blades. Also, Pasteur pipettes and broken glassware,
when contaminated with an infectious agent. Use red or yellow sharps containers
for disposal of all sharps. Use broken glassware disposal container for all other
broken or sharp items that could injure those handling the trash.
• Mixed waste: Biological specimens or material treated with or preserved in
chemicals including alcohol or formaldehyde are considered mixed waste (regulated medical waste and hazardous chemical waste). Liquids must be poured off
and disposed of properly.
• Other regulated medical waste solids must be placed in secure, leak-proof
packaging and stored in such a manner that will prevent decomposition or
deterioration during storage. It is the responsibility of each generator to set up a
workable system prior to generating regulated medical wastes. Principal investigators, area supervisors or other employees generating regulated medical waste
materials are responsible for compliance with applicable regulations and disposal
program requirements. Consult the Biosafety Officer for more information.
• Bedding for animals.
Each department or unit using human, animal or biological materials should develop
procedures that include:
• acquiring minimum quantities only
• safe and secure storage
• appropriate labelling and an annual inventory of materials
• training of faculty, staff and student
• proper use of personal protective equipment, emergency, spill and decontamination procedures
• compliance with University (or host hospital) procedures for disposal
Assistance and advice concerning these matters can be obtained from various
sources, including:
• local Safety Committees
• the University Biosafety Officer (phone 822-7596)
• the Director of the Animal Care Centre (822-6283)
• the University Biosafety Committee
Member of the University community means a faculty member, a student, or a member
of staff.
Hazardous material means any prohibited product, restricted product, controlled
product or special waste.
Regulated medical waste means a waste stream that includes infectious and noninfectious waste materials generated in the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of
human beings or animals; in research pertaining thereto; or in the production of
Special waste means any product, substance or organism that is dangerous to the
environment or to human beings, and that is no longer used for its original purpose,
at the time of disposal or in storage/transportation prior to treatment or disposal. UBC Reports • June 12, 1997 13
Student designers take
solar car on road trip
Dozens of B.C. high school students
and the general public will get a close look
at a solar car this summer as UBC's Solar
Car Project hits the road with an educational exhibition.
The project team first exhibited the car
and its three major components — shell,
frame and solar panel—June 12 at UBC.
with the goal of stimulating interest among
high school students in science and engineering. Project members reviewed the
work that went into creating each component and shed light on the science and
teamwork involved.
Trips aimed at giving the public a glimpse
ofthe solar technology are also planned for
Powell River. Hope and Victoria.
Project founders Matthew van Wollen
and Andrew Booth, who are both entering
their fifthyear of Engineering Physics, said
the car represents a remarkable effort
involving more than 20 UBC science and
engineering undergraduate students.
"We had students from just about
every engineering discipline at UBC working on this project." van Wollen said.
The team has raised $70,000 towards
the project since September 1996. with
major sponsor Westcoast Energy donating $20,000, and UBC's President's Office contributing another $10,000. The
car is an early prototype of what will
eventually evolve info a race car for competition in the 1999 Sun Race in the U.S.
Individuals are invited to "adopt a cell"
with a $10 donation. If all the solar cells
are adopted. 732 donors will have their
names displayed on the solar panel.
For more information or to contribute
to the project, please call (604) 822-0925.
1 ©97  L'A N N £ E
Canada's Year
of Asia Pacific
Canada 1997
Faculty help build
foundation for talks
When transport ministers from the 18 APEC economies meet this month in
Victoria, one ofthe key documents placed in front of them will be a paper by
UBC Prof. Tae Oum and Assoc. Prof. Bill Waters.
Their paper will provide essential background for the ministers' deliberations on transport issues affecting the APEC economies. It will also highlight
key issues including port and airport infrastructure requirements, transport
financing, environmental concerns and privatization.
Oum and Waters, both of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, are two of many UBC academics directly or indirectly involved in
substantive preparations for the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation leaders'
meeting, Nov. 25 at UBC.
The academic involvement, along with the fact that one day ofthe leaders'
meeting will be held in the Museum of Anthropology, helps to highlight UBC's
position as a premier institution in Asia Pacific affairs in North America.
Other examples of APEC-related academic activity are:
• Former B.C. premier Michael Harcourt. a research associate at the
Sustainable Development Research Institute, is helping prepare documentation for the environment ministers' meeting on sustainable urban development. Prof. Emeritus Peter Oberlander is also preparing background materials
for APEC environment ministers, who meet in Toronto this month.
• Several UBC experts are involved in research or consulting with APEC
governments on energy issues. These include faculty at the Centre for Asian
Legal Studies, who had been involved in drafting petroleum legislation in
Southeast Asia and have done extensive research on commercial law related
to energy in China. APEC energy ministers are also meeting in Edmonton in
August to develop a co-ordinated approach to energy issues and trade arrangements.
• Institute of Asian Research (IAR) director Terry McGee and honorary
research associate John Price have developed a Web site called APEC Research and Information Network (www.iar.ubc.ca/apec/links.html) to provide
a database and clearing-house for information of interest to non-governmental
organizations. The non-governmental organizations are planning a major
parallel conference to coincide with the leaders' meeting to discuss issues
ranging from the environment and women's issues to child labour.
• Brian Job, director of the Institute of International Relations, is hosting a
major conference in Victoria this September on Asia Pacific regional security.
Although not on the official APEC agenda, security is an important issue for
all member economies. Job, McGee and others will attend the ASEAN Asia
Pacific Roundtable organized by the Institute of Strategic and International
Studies. Malaysia. This gathering will also have relevance to the APEC agenda.
• Several UBC faculty members will present papers in September at a
symposium held by the federal government. This meeting will look at the
impact of APEC on food, energy, environment, economy and population issues.
UBC faculty members are also taking part in a conference on freedom of the
press in Hong Kong slated for Simon Fraser University in the coining months.
• Faculty and students from the IAR, Commerce and Law are involved in
the Fourth World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention, a major conference with
1.500 delegates to be held in Vancouver in August that is also related to
APEC. Last April. UBC hosted a related workshop called Bamboo Networks
and Economic Growth in the Asia Pacific Region.
Other UBC researchers are examining topics ranging from air quality in
APEC cities to the economic role of small and medium-sized enterprises in
the Asia Pacific.
The UBC APEC Web page, which contains basic information on APEC.
UBC's involvement, and links to many other APEC Web sites, can be found at
www.ubc.ca under "News, Events and Attractions."
Stephen Forgacs photo
Green Party
UBC Environmental Programs Manager Mark Aston made a surprise
visit to medical laboratory technologist Adrienne Vair on her last
day of work at UBC to present an Environmental Merit Award. UBC's
Dept. of Health, Safety and Environment presents the award
annually in recognition of UBC employees who have made consistent
efforts to promote and support UBC's environmental programs.
Vair, who worked in the histopathology laboratory at Vancouver
Hospital and Health Sciences Centre's UBC site, had participated in
the Solvent Recovery Program since 1994.
Lowry collection a
magnet for scholars
Ask Prof. Emeritus Basil Stuart-Stubbs
when UBC acquired the first component
of its renowned Malcolm Lowry archive,
and he'll resolutely tell you that it was on
March 1, 1961.
Since then the archive has become the
world's largest and most comprehensive
collection of the author's books, drafts,
manuscripts, personal correspondence
and photos.
Stuart-Stubbs. head of UBC's Special
Collections Division between 1960 and
1962. recalls the pivotal role played by
poet and then UBC Prof. Earle Birney in
convincing Lowry's widow, Margerie, to
sell her husband's papers to the university.
"Birney was a close friend of Lowry's
and very influential in Margerie's decision to have the collection housed at
UBC." he says. "At the time of Lowry's
death in 1957. it was discovered that his
papers were dispersed among different
friends and neighbours. Birney helped
gather them for return to Margerie who
owned the collection and the copyrights.
She told Birney that her husband would
have wanted the papers to go to UBC."
The collection currently includes more
than eight metres of manuscripts. 375
books, including first editions of his mod
ern masterpiece. Under the Volcano, and
750 photos, many depicting Lowry at his
beach-side shack in Dollarton on Vancouver's North Shore. Relevant recordings, films, serials and microforms round
out the archive.
"Scholars from five continents have
come to campus to use the collection."
says Brenda Peterson, head of the Special Collections Division and Fine Arts
"Special Collections has the most
unique and extensive holdings in the
world as a result of efforts to acquire all
pertinent Lowry publications and archival materials."
Peterson encourages all interested
persons to view the collection. A number
of bibliographical tools are available to
assist with the thousands of catalogued
Many items from the Lowry archive
were recently displayed in Main Library
to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the
publication of Under the Volcano and the
recent publication of the second volume
of Lowry's collected letters, edited by UBC
English Prof. Sherrill Grace, under the
title Sursum Corda. Latin for "lift up your
heart," the phrase was used by Lowry to
close his letters. 14 UBC Reports • June 12, 1997
News Digest
More than 500 students are expected to take part in the UBC
Summer Music Institutes later this month.
The two, week-long institutes, now in their fifth year, give
musicians ages seven to adult the opportunity to concentrate on
their instruments or voice for up to eight hours each day and
interact with School of Music faculty members and students.
Master classes and private lessons are also available from members
of the faculty, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Vancouver
Opera Orchestra.
Strings, jazz, choir, concert bands and symphony orchestra are
some ofthe areas which will be covered in the two institutes. Also
offered is an evening adult jazz workshop.
All activities and rehearsals take place in the Chan Centre for t he
Performing Arts. Contact the School of Music at 822-5739 for more
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
has awarded post-doctoral fellowships to 125 of Canada's most
promising new scholars.
Post-doctorals fellows conducting their research at UBC are:
Victor Armony, Sociology: Mona Gleason. History: Alexandra
Gottardo, Psychology; Adele Perry, History; Patricia Spittal, Anthro-
' pology; Susan Bluck, Psychology: Elsbeth Heaman. History: Richard Mackie, History; Gillian Wark. Psychology: and Yuezhi Zhao.
Winners were selected from among 582 candidates by juries of
expert resarchers. All winners have recently earned their doctorates
and will begin two years of full-time research work at universities
and other research institutions.
UBC cancer researchers will receive $1.5 million in funding this
year from the Canadian Cancer Society. B.C. and Yukon Division.
Receiving grants are: Marcel Bally. Dept. of Pathology: Dr. Allen
Eaves, Div. of Haematology; Lawrence Green. Dept. of Health Care
and Epidemiology; Wilfred Jefferies. Dept. of Medical Genetics: Dr.
Frank Jirik, Div. of Rheumatology; Thomas Madden, Dept. of
Pharmacology and Therapeutics: and Lawrence Mcintosh, Dept. of
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Also receiving grants are: Dr. Christopher Overall, Dept. of
Clinical Dental Sciences; Steven Pelech. Dept. of Medicine: Michel
Roberge, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Calvin
Roskelley, Dept. of Anatomy; Ivan Sadowski. Dept. of Biochemistry
"and Molecular Biology: John Schrader, Dept. of Medicine: and
Hung-Sia Teh, Dept. of Microbiology.
The Canadian Cancer Society is the largest single funding source
of cancer research in Canada.
David Borins and Kera McArthur have been elected student
members of the Board of Governors. Prof. Bertie McClean, of the
Faculty of Law, was appointed to conduct a recount in April of
ballots cast in the January election. The recount was prompted
because of alleged irregularities in the election proceedings.
Results ofthe vote recount, which took place on April 21, were:
David Borins, 1,866; Kera McArthur. 1.464; Jeffrey Myers, 1.460;
Edwin Mah King Leung, 1,239: Antonio Zungia, 1,185; and Michael
Taylor, 750 votes.
UBC and Forintek are co-hosting the 13th International Wood
Machining Seminar (IWMS-13) at UBC June 17-20.
Mechanical Engineering Assoc. Prof. Gary Schajer, who is chair of
the IWMS-13 organizing committee, said the seminar provides a
forum for leading international researchers and practicing engineers
*to present and discuss recent advances in wood-cutting tools,
processes and machinery. IWMS-13 is held in conjunction with the
50th anniversary meeting ofthe Forest Products Society to be held in
Vancouver June 22-26. Mechanical Engineering Prof. Stanley Hutton
is also a member ofthe organizing committee. For further information
on IWMS-13 contact Sandra Sauer at Forintek, (604) 224-3221.
The Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities in the year
2000 will be hosted by the city of Edmonton and the University of
The event, the largest of its kind in North America, is organized
by the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada.
Formerly known as the Learned Societies Conference, the congress brings together thousands of academics, experts and professionals in more than 100 disciplines in the humanities and social
More than 7,000 delegates are expected to attend the event,
including about 1,000 international participants.
UBC was among the universities short-listed to host the event.
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perfect spot to reserve
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lecturers or other university
members who visit throughout
the year. Close to UBC and other
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to UBC. On main bus routes. Close
to shops and restaurants. Inc. TV,
tea and coffee making, private
phone/fridge. Weekly rates
available. Call222-3461. Fax:222-
Five suites available for
academic visitors to UBC only.
Guests dine with residents and
enjoy college life. Daily rate S52,
plus S14/day for meals Sun.-Thurs.
Call 822-8660 for more
information and availability.
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DUNBAR, MODERN furnished four
BR home, 2.5 baths, living room,
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September 1, 97 - August 31, 98;
$2500/month; call 263-3800.
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vegetarian, open-hearted
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spacious comfortable condo on
Blueberry, two BRs, hide-a-bed,two
bath, mountain views. Close to
valley trails and Alta lake for hiking,
biking etc. Five mins. to Blackcomb
village. Excellent summer rates of
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NP call 263-5180.
waterfront accommodation.
Nextto marine park. Skywatching
from hammocks. Meals included.
Kayaking, hiking and
birdwatching. Boats and
equipment by arrangement.
Whalewatching available. Dock
and moorage buoy on site.
31. Furnished duplex townhouse.
four BR plus office, washer/dryer,
cable, next to Jericho Beach, 5
min from UBC. $ 1600/month. Call
GOING ABROAD. Fully furnished
house in Dunbar available for
lease June to December/97.
Excellent views and quiet
environment. Ideal for visiting
prof. No smoking. No pets.
References imperative. Please
phone Anders at 649-9597 after
six or e-mail to
pllau@unixg. ubc.ca.
furnished apartments. One
located central Paris and one
25km south of Paris. Also one
modern fully-furnished house,
Provence, overlooking Rhone, in
vineyard. Weekly or monthly rates
available. Call 738-1876.
COTTAGE for rent. Sunny,
comfortable and convenient.
Two BR and den, fireplace, TV,
VCR, stereo, all mod cons., close
to ferry on Mayne Island. $800/
wk, negotiable for extended
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furnished house eight minutes
from UBC. Close to buses, shops,
parks. Large secluded garden
with fruit trees. Utilities, laundry,
local phone and cable included.
$1850/month. July 1-August 31.
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with fabulous views, near UBC,
beach, parks. Quiet. Five BR,
gourmet kitchen. N/S. July 26 to
August 10 (negotiable) $1400.
Call (604) 224-0156.
downtown condo. Front and
Church Streets. Two BR, two
bathrooms. Lovely quiet building.
Atrium, roof deck. Historic area.
Short transit ride to U of T. Parking.
$1450/month. Call (604) 322-
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required. $2,000 + utilities. Call
weekly or monthly, reasonable
rates. Queen bed, TV/VCR,
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of the ocean. Kitchen and
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UBC on Dunbar and 16th. N/S
and N/P. Call 730-8305.
Next ad deadline:
Monday, June 30
basement apt. fully furnished
available for daily/weekly rental.
West side location on bus route
downtownorto UBC. Sleepsfour,
children welcome. $65/night,
three night minimum. Available
June 1. (604) 266-3549.
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two/three BR, quiet street. From
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Furnished or unfurnished. July 1
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four moving to Vancouver for
job promotion. Please call Ann:
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Events j
renowned Master Iconographer,
Vladislav Andrejev, from St.
Petersburg, Russia. Six day course,
six hours/day at St. Marks College,
UBC: July 14-19/97. For further
information call 874-0891.
International House is
looking for volunteers to
provide services for
international students
during the school year.
Leadership Training
Program on June 22,
Those interested, call
Wendy Ma @ 822-6519
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Media Services photo
Lynn Smith, dean of the Faculty of Law, signs a memorandum of understanding between
UBC and the law faculty of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Standing from left are:
UBC President David Strangway, Law Prof. Douglas Sanders and Chulalongkorn University
representative Wayne Burns.
Agreement to send law
students, faculty to Thailand
UBC law students and faculty will get the opportunity to
study and teach in Thailand
under a collaborative agreement reached between UBC
and Chulalongkorn University.
In May 1999. the Faculty of
Law at Chulalongkorn University will begin a Master of Laws
(LLM) program, taught in English, in partnership with law
faculties at the University of
Victoria, UBC and the University of Kyushvi in Japan. Two
faculty members from each
partner institution will teach
for month-long stints each year
at Chulalongkorn. The master's program, oriented to business law. will include environmental law issues, intellectual
property law and international
trade law.
"Our faculty has exchanges
with a number of schools but
has never been able to exchange with Thailand because
of the language barrier." says
Douglas Sanders, a UBC law
professor and   facultv  liaison
to Chulalongkorn.
The proposed 10-month program will have a student body
of about 20 students, drawn
from the four universities.
Sanders, who has taught
constitutional law for close to
30 years, initiated talks with
Chulalongkorn in February after presenting a seminar at the
university which is located in
central Bangkok. An agreement
was reached in principle on
UBC participation in the Eng
lish-language LLM program
following his second visit. An
official memorandum of understanding was signed by UBC's
Dean of Law Lynn Smith last
"It's a tremendous opportunity for faculty and students."
says Sanders.
Chulalongkorn University.
Thailand's most prestigious
post secondary institution, was
founded in 19 17 by King Rama
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Vice-President, Academic and Provost
The University of British Columbia
The University of British Columbia
invites applications and nominations for
the position of Vice-President,
Academic and Provost.
The University of British Columbia is
one of Canada's leading teaching and
research institutions.  Incorporated in
1908, it is a publicly supported,
comprehensive university comprising
twelve faculties, nine schools, and
twelve centres and institutes.  The
University's mission is to be a world-renowned
institution of higher education and research.
UBC is affiliated with major teaching hospitals,
including one which has a facility on campus.  Total
enrolment in 1995-96 was approximately 30,500, and
there are roughly 2,000 faculty and 5,500 non-
academic and support staff.  Total expenditures in
1995-96 were $750 million, including $341 million in
core operating and $137 million in sponsored research.
The UBC endowment fund surpassed $340 million in
The Vice-President, Academic and Provost, who reports
to the President, is responsible for the planning,
development, administration and integrity of the
academic affairs and research initiatives of the
University.  The Provost is the senior Vice-President
and serves as Acting President in the absence of
the President.
The successful candidate for this key leadership role at
UBC will be a respected scholar and administrator,
able to formulate and articulate an academic vision for
the University. Candidates should possess a strong
record of scholarly and administrative leadership, an
ability to communicate effectively and consult widely
with all levels of the university community and
externally, and an understanding of contemporary
university issues.  See the detailed Position Profile at
The appointment will commence on January 1, 1998.
Applications or nominations for this position, indicating
the qualifications on the basis of which the individual
merits consideration, will be received until a selection
is made and should be sent to the address below.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to
employment equity.  The University encourages all
qualified persons to apply.
Janet Wright & Associates Inc.
21 Bedford Road, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2J9 Fax: (416) 923-8311
by staff writers
aria Klawe. vice-president. Student and Academic
Senices and professor
. of Computer Science,
was named one of five regional
Chairs for Women in Science
and Engineering last month by
the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council of
Klawe's chair, sponsored by
the IBM Pacific Development
Centre, will focus on encouraging
the participation of women in
areas of science and engineering
related to information technology.
Klawe was also the winner in
the Science and Technology
category at the 14th annual
Vancouver YWCA-sponsored
Women of Distinction awards held in May. She has been
influential in helping create programs to attract and support
women in computer careers. On campus she has been
instrumental in creating the UBC Computer Science Laboratory known as E-GEMS - Electronic Games for Education in
Mathematics and Science.
Geography Prof. Walter Hardwick will receive the Order
of British Columbia later this month.
Hardwick — who has also served as a Vancouver city
councillor, deputy minister of education and president of the
Knowledge Network — is among 11 people who will receive the
honour this year.
The selection committee, headed by B.C.'s chief justice,
received more than 120 nominations. Anyone who has
achieved distinction in his or her field is eligible, from
athletes and artists to scientists and community volunteers.
The awards will be presented June 19 in Victoria.
UBC faculty members Prof. Indira Samarasekera
and Prof. Keith Brimacombe  PhD candidate
Cornelius Muojekwu and research associate
Daqing Jin of the Centre for Metallurgical Process Engineering have received the
John Chipman Medal, presented by the Iron and Steel
Society, for their research on
hot-rolling of steel from
continuously cast thin slabs.
Prof. Samarasekera has
also recently been honoured
with fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
The Academy recognizes
individuals who have made
major contributions to the
engineering community. The
fellowship will be bestowed in
Ottawa this month.
Samarasekera's research
focuses on the processing and
metallurgical design of
advanced steel grades and deals with continuous casting,
in which liquid is converted to solid steel.
Ruth Phillips, a distinguished art historian and
teacher from Carleton University, has been named
the new director of the Museum of Anthropology.
Phillips has published widely on the aboriginal arts of
North America, women's art in Africa and the role of
She received the Canadian Museums Association Award
for Outstanding Exhibition Research for her contribution
to the 1988 exhibit The Spirit Sings.
"Ruth Phillips is an outstanding scholar, teacher and
individual," said Michael Ames, who is stepping down as
director after 23 years. "Everyone is very excited about her
coming to MOA."
UBC Engineering graduate Habib Zargarpour narrowly missed winning an Oscar recently after
receiving a nomination for an Academy Award for
his stunning special effects in the movie Twister.
Consolation soon arrived, however, in the form of a British
Academy Award which Zargarpour received last month.
Zargarpour graduated from UBC with an engineering
degree in 1988 and now works for George Lucas's Industrial
Light and Magic in San Francisco.
Zargarpour has also worked on special effects for the
films Jumanji and Mask. His next project is called Spawn,
followed by the next Star Wars movie. 16 UBC Reports • June 12, 1997
New Liu Centre to zero in
on pressing global issues
The new generation of global
issues now challenging societies and their governments
worldwide will be the focus of
the new Liu Centre for International Studies at UBC.
Recently approved by the university's Senate and Board of
Governors, the centre and its
academic program will enhance
the abilities of researchers to
delve into the many and unprecedented circumstances produced by globalization, including those associated with new
trading and investment practices, environmental deterioration, migration patterns, and
communicable diseases.
Academic programs begin
Sept. 1.
"In addition to the global perspective that will be brought to
bear, there will be a conscious
endeavour to study issues and
propose solutions that will be of
use to governments and international organizations as they
tackle unprecedented problems," said Prof. Ivan Head, who
helped plan the centre's creation.
"Current knowledge is sim
ply inadequate to devise wise
policies and courses of action.
The complexity of these problems demands the involvement
of scholars from a wide range of
disciplines," said Head.
The centre, which will be part
ofthe Faculty of Graduate Studies, will draw on the expertise of
more than 90 faculty members
from across campus and particularly with the Institute for
International Relations, the Centre for Human Settlements, the
Sustainable Development Research Institute, and the South-
North Studies Program. The centre will also collaborate closely
with the University of Victoria
and other institutions.
Prof. Olav Slaymaker. chair
of the centre's Academic Steering Committee, said linkages
with individuals and institutions
outside the university will also
play an important role.
The centre is seeking the participation of senior diplomats and
officials now engaged with international organizations, and with
the Canadian and other governments, through fellowships and
other linkages. Ties to the busi-
In Memoriam
- Chan Shun
A lifetime of giving
Dr. Chan Shun, the businessman and philanthropist in
whose honour the Chan Shun
Concert Hall in UBC's new
performing arts centre is
named, died May 25. He was
Chan, who moved from
Hong Kong to Vancouver in
1989, was born in Guangzhou,
China. He learned early on to
sew and to repair sewing
machines, and in his teens he
bicycled from town to town in
southern China selling garments and repairing appliances. He later founded
Crocodile Garments Ltd. in
Hong Kong, a successful
company from which he retired
in 1970, leaving the running of
the business and the family's
charity operations to his
Guided by his Christian
faith, Chan believed in sharing
the benefits of his success with
others. He also maintained a
keen interest in learning. Often
referred to as "a steward of the
Lord," he strongly believed that
his financial success was a gift *
from God. He chose a simple
life, so that he could conserve,
reserve and allocate his
resources wisely to support
selected medical, educational
and cultural projects. During
the past 40 years, Chan family
foundations have funded more
than 100 such projects around
the world.
Chan instilled his commitment to philanthropy in his
children. UBC was a major
benefactor of this, as his sons
Tom and Caleb Chan funded
the building of the Chan
Centre for the Performing Arts
to honour their father.
Chan Shun
At the opening of the Chan
Centre for the Performing Arts
last month. Dr. Tom Chan
spoke in his father's absence,
saying it is "the worthiness of
the cause, not the benefit to
the donor" that is the most
important aspect of giving.
In 1974, Andrews University
in Michigan conferred an
honorary degree of Doctor of
Laws on him in recognition of
his contributions to education
and humanity.
On May 25, Lorna Linda
L'niversity in California
dedicated its Research Centre
of the Cancer Institute in Chan
Shun's name, in honour of his
long-term commitment to
education and medicine. A
scholarship was also established in Chan Shun's name.
He was honoured at this time
with the university's Distinguished Humanitarian Award.
He is survived by his wife
Eugenia, five children, Tom,
Caleb, Helen, Esther and
Jacqueline, and 17 grandchildren. He was predeceased by
his daughter Pearl.
ness community will also be developed, Slaymaker said.
Master's and doctoral students and faculty associated
with the centre will participate
in a range of seminars and other
scholarly activities enhanced by
close interaction with Green
College and St. John's College.
Go West
Some of Vancouver's most diverse and interesting attractions
are in your backyard.
This summer, why not take a free, guided walking tour of UBC?
Art, architecture, splendid gardens, libraries, and Western
Canada's largest bookstore.
Tours run until August 22, Monday-Friday at 10 a.m. and I p.m.
Meet at the Campus Tours booth in the main concourse ofthe
Student Union Building (north ofthe Bus Loop).
For more information, or to book a group tour, call UBC-
TOUR (822-8687).
Till' 1 \l\ I'KSITY Ol-' BRITISH ( Oil MBIA
Ceremonies and l-vents Office
Notice of Change to
Parking at UBC
As of July 2. 1997. parking will no longer be permitted on the divided
highway sections of SW Marine Drive, south of Totem Park Residences or.
on W. 16th Ave., west of the Pacific Spirit Park boundary, adjacent to
Hampton Place.
Enforcement ofthe Highways Act will be conducted by the
This is the first phase of a program to eliminate free parking
on roads adjacent to UBC in suppport of the university's
Transportation Demand Management program, a key component of the Official Community Plan process.
Ifyou have any questions, or for further information, please
call Campus Planning and Development at 822-8228.
Totem Park
n Residences
SW Marine Drive ^
Park Boundary
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Students, faculty, staff and members ofthe public—
Does this affect you? The following projects lor the
L'BC Campus are cunentlv being considered. You are
encouraged to give us vour opinions on these projects:
Plans & Permit Reviews in Progress
Official Community Plan jar part of Electoral Area ZV
Xovember, 1996
Si. folia's College—Phases 2 & 3
Creative Arts—Phase 2
MacKenzie I louse Atrium Renovation
planning &
& For your Information...
• Permit Fees—All L'BC Development & Building Permit
fees have changed effective April 1, 1996
For more Information on any of these Projects
please contact Jim Carritiif.rs at 822-0469,
carruthers@cpd.ubc.ca or visit our Campus Planning &
Development Home Page on the Internet at
or the UBC Home Page http://www.ubc.ca under
News, Events and Attractions for information
on UBC/GVRD Official Communitv Plan
Information supplied fry:
Regulatory Services, a division of
Campus Planning 8c Development,
2210 West Mall, Vancouver,
BC, VOT 1Z4, 822-8228 (ph),
822-6119 (fax).
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