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Board approves
new conflict of
interest rules
UBC's Board of Governors has
approved, a new policy on conflict of
interest for faculty and staff.
"The policy addresses growing sensitivity to conflict of interest issues in
society," said Libby Nason who coordinated the development of the
"Combined with the need for the
public's trust and confidence in order
for a university to serve as a forum for
critical debate, it's important that UBC
has a policy sufficiently comprehensive and accessible to meet the high
standards of public accountability."
The policy defines conflict of interest as "a breach of an obligation to
the university that has the effect or
intention of advancing one's own interest, or the interests of others, in a
way detrimental to the interests or
potentially harmful to the integrity or
fundamental mission of the university."
Initial drafts ofthe policy and procedures were developed last September by nine groups composed of faculty and staff from across campus.
"Cases fall into three categories,"
explained Nason. "There are those
which require disclosure, those which
also require prior approval and those
which are prohibited."
Guidelines have been developed
for nine areas of activity:
• teaching
• scholarly activities
• extra-university activites
• directorships and memberships
in boards
• financial and non-financial gain
• use of UBC's name
• favoritism in employment
• purchasing and selling procedures
• fundraising
With a policy and procedures in
place, the onus is on faculty and staff
to avoid conflicts of interest as well as
the appearance of conflicts of interest,
Nason said.
She added that they are also responsible for seeking guidance if unsure about any aspect of the policy,
and for initiating discussion if clarification is needed. ...,,„., .„.,*.,.
Administrative heads of the university are responsible for providing clarification ofthe policy, and may seek advice
from a dean or vice-president.
They are also responsible for investigating possible violations of the
policy, Nason said.
The policy and procedures are effective immediately. For more information,
or confidential advice about the policy,
call Libby Nason, office of the vice-
president, Academic, at 822-2909.
Prostate cancer will
double, surgeon says
Canada's aging male baby boomers
face a 50 per cent increase in cancer of
the prostate over the next decade, warns
a UBC cancer researcher.
"The number of cases will double
by 2001, putting a major stress on our
health care system and it's all due to
our aging population," said Paul
Rennie, an honorary professor of Surgery.
About 12,000 new cases of prostate cancer are being diagnosed in
Canada each year, and it is the second
leading cause of cancer death in men
after lung cancer.
Major symptoms include bone pain,
indicating that the cancer has spread
from the prostate, and urinary obstruction, Rennie said.
Because prostate cancer can be a
slow-progressing disease, making
early detection rare, he stressed the
importance of public awareness in
combating the disease.
A simple blood test called the prostate specific antigen, or PSA test, can
be performed to aid detection of the
disease, Rennie said.
"If this antigen, which isproduced
by the prostate, is above a critical
level, it may be an early warning sign
in which case a more detailed
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Photo by Pat Higinbotham
One for posterity
UBC Chancellor Les Peterson stands proudly beside his nearlyfinished portrait, painted by internationally
renowned Canadian portraitist, Cyril Leeper (right). The portrait will be officially presented to the
university at a ceremony in November. The artist will paint the officialportraits of Queen Elizabeth II and
Prince Andrew later this year.
Internship at VSE
Students bullish on Howe St
MBA student Stuart Thornhill
helped teach the Vancouver Stock
Exchange a thing or two this summer.
Three things, to be exact, and in the
process, he learned a lot about financial regulation.
The 28-year-old Vancouver resident was one of six MBA students in
the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration who took part in
the inaugural summer session of the
Financial Regulation Internship Program (FRIP).
Program Director Ron
Giammarino, an associate professor
in the faculty, said FRIP is not meant
to be a training program for a specific
"These students are expected to
reflect on the big picture and understand how the principles of financial
regulation interact with organizational
objectives," he said.
"It's not just simply the nuts and
bolts of doing a job for pay."
Thornhill couldn't agree more.
"The VSE made it clear that my
stay would be more than an educational romp. This is not a program for
someone who has to be led by the hand
and told what to do. I knew that any
projects that I worked on would have
to have some real value to the exchange."
Thornhill ended up working on
three projects during the summer.
He helped set up a database system
which tracks the VSE's disciplinary
findings; conducted research on the
share structure of companies which
made their initial public offerings in
1991; and was involved in a study to
determine the feasibility of moving to
electronic distribution of news releases
issued by listing companies.
Warren Funt, the VSE's vice president of compliance, said there were
some immediate tangible benefits from
Thornhill's work to the VSE.
"He helped provide a fresh and
focussed look at routines and procedures that we face every day."
Thornhill said hisexperience this summer opened up new avenues which can't
always be explored in textbooks.
"As a chemical engineering undergraduate who worked in the
manufacturing sector for four years,
See CLASSROOMS on Page 2
Computer porn probe launched
The head of a task force formed to
investigate the issue of computer pornography at UBC says its recommendations will be made in the context of
the campus sexual harassment policy.
"Our mandate is to determine the
appropriate use of UBC infomiation
technology and facilities in-terms of
the sexual harassment'policy," said
Maria Klawe, head ofthe Computer
Science Dept.
. "The policy states that the university must maintain an environment of
tolerance and mutual respect that is
free from harassment and discrimination," she said.
The task force is expected to present
its recommendations to UBC President
David Strangway by Nov. 2.
Klawe said the task force will look
at approaches taken at other North
American universities and will also
accept submissions from members of
the campus community.
"There's a lot of material out
there that debates the perceived legal constraints and issues. But, on
the other hand, we will look at this
issue in the UBC context," she said.
The task force was established
by Bernard Sheehan, associate vice-
president, Information and Computing Systems, after a nationwide controversy erupted over the sex bulle-
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Grizzly behavioral patterns
Researchers use transmitters to track bears
Grizzly bears in Kluane National
Park Reserve in southwestern Yukon
are "on the air."
By using radio telemetry on the
ground and in the air, researchers from
the UBC Centre for Applied Conservation Biology and the Canadian Park
Service will collect data on their population dynamics, movement, and habitat requirements.
"The information will help the
Canadian Parks Service manage wilderness use to conserve and protect
these animals and ensure visitor
safety," said project biologist Rob
Kluane National Park covers an
area of 22,000 square kilometres, most
of which is rock and ice. Local community groups would like to see increased access to the remaining 18 per
cent ofthe park, which is vegetated, to
stimulate economic development.
The park is also home to approximately 200 grizzly bears. As part of
the study, 20 of these bears have been
fitted with transmitters which beam
radio waves to portable receivers.
McCann said by monitoring their
movement, researchers hope to find
out exactly where the bears live, which
areas they turn to for food, which spots
they pick for hibernation, and their
general behavioral patterns.
Armed with this information, park
managers will be able to measure and
assess the effects of recreational use
and outside park influences on
Kluane's grizzly bear population, said
"The Canadian Parks Service has a
mandate to protect the bear population in the park, which means looking
for ways of keeping bears and people
apart," McCann explained.
"The answer could come in the
form of restricted access to certain
areas and the careful placement of
campsites and trails in others."
McCann said food is a primary
concern in keeping people and bears
"Bears begin to sense that they can
get food from people. Moving the
bears to another area doesn't always
help because they often return."
As a result, said McCann, there are
times when a bear has to be put down.
"That is the kind of management
that parks officials want to avoid at all
Over the next five years, information will be gathered during the summer months and will be analyzed from
early November to late April, when
the bears are in hibernation. As results come in, McCann said working
plans will be reassessed and future
activities will be determined.
Computer bulletins
prompt complaints
Continued from Page 1
tin boards on Internet, a computer
network that connects more than
750,000 computers around the world.
Sexually explicit stories and images taken from Internet led to a police
investigation this summer at the University of Manitoba.
Complaints about some material
on Internet were also made at UBC.
The university's advisor on women
and gender relations, Florence
Ledwitz-Rigby, recommended that the
option of accessing pornographic material be removed from the university's computer network.
Some other Canadian universities
have stopped making the material readily available through their computer
systems, prompting a debate about
freedom of expression and censorship.
Other members of the task force
'Susan Mair, manager of
workstation services and visualization support at University Computing
•Veronica Strong-Boag, director
of the Centre for Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations.
~ Von Shapiro, professor of Language Education and a sexual harassment officer.
•Derek Miller, a student representative on the Board of Governors.
•Robin Elliot, professor and associate dean of the Faculty of Law.
File photo
Biologist Rob McCann (right) and park warden Kevin McLaughlin inspect a bear that has been sedated. After
checking vital signs, the dart is removed, and the bear's measurements are taken before it is collared.
Classrooms benefit from internship
Continued from Page 1
working in the finance industry
taught me many things critical to
my course concentration. I highly
recommend the program."
Thornhill said he can now relay
his experiences first hand in the classroom, both as a student and as a
teaching assistant.
"I'm interested in moving to the
other side ofthe coin next summer by
working in a regulated environment
such as a bank, brokerage house, or
public industry."
The internship program, which
received initial support from the faculty and the President's Teaching and
Learning Enhancement Fund, begins
with a guided independent study
course in the spring. It continues
with relevant summer employment,
and participation in seminars and discussion groups during the school year,
all with a focus on the regulation of
financial markets.
Thornhill was one of six students in
the program. Four of the students
were employed in Vancouver at the
Vancouver Stock Exchange, the B.C.
Securities Commission, the Office of
the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, and B.C. Tel.
The other two worked in Ottawa
at the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation and the federal Dept. of
An advisory council has been established to provide advice and program support. Council members include VSE President Donald Hudson; Doug Hyndman, chairman of
the B.C. Securities Commission; and
Nick LePan, the assistant deputy
minister in the federal Dept. of Finance.
Early detection key to prostate care
Continued from Page 1
examination is called for," he explained.
Rennie recommends that men 45
years of age and older have a PSA once
a year.
"Less than 20 per cent of patients
with advanced prostate cancer are
cured because of late detection," he
Rennie suggested that because high
levels of zinc accumulate in the pros
tate, it may be an important mineral
supplement to preserve the function
and health of the prostate.
Treatment of advanced prostate
cancer is currently limited to surgical
or medical castration, or the use of
high doses of estrogens, female sex
hormones which block the activity of
male sex hormones, known as androgens. Androgens can stimulate the
growth of prostate cancer cells.
High doses of estrogen, however,
raise the risk of cardiovascular disease "considerably," Rennie said.
He recently discovered the region
of genes involved in hormonal regulation of the prostate, allowing him to
embark on a detailed study of andro-
gen-dependent tumors.
Rennie's work is being funded by
the Medical Research Council of
UBC — United Because we Care.
"Thank you for your recent donation, through United Way, to Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's
Shelter. Your contribution helped
keep open a rape crisis line and
batteredwomen 's shelter that serves
women from all over B.C. In 1991,
the crisis line handled 1,500 calls
and the shelter provided sanctuary
for 125families."
—Regina Lorekfor Friends of Rape
767 pregnant or
parenting teens
were helped
last year in the
Lower Mainland
"On behalf of everyone here at
AIDS Vancouver, please accept our
sincerest gratitude to you and the
employees who have donated through
the United Way Campaign in support
ofthe work we do. About 10,000 calls
were handledon the Helpline last year,
and there were significant jumps in
speaking and resource requests."
—Eddie Matsuda, administrative coordinator, AIDS Vancouver
116,759 calls
were answered
on crisis lines
last year
United V\fey
"We would like to thank you employees for designating a donation
through United Way to the programs at
Life Line Society. Our transition house
continues to be in high demand; we
shelter some 300 women and children
support, counselling and assistance to
make decisions about their future. The
counselling department serves the
working poor, individuals on income
assistance, disability pensions and the
—Nancy Butler, executive director,
Lifeline Society
United Why
United Way — The way to help the most UBCREPORTS October IS. 1992
Seminar to help
employers deal
with pay equity
With provincial pay equity legislation expected sometime in the next
year, organizations across British Columbia are scrambling to develop pay
practices that are non-discriminatory.
"B.C. is one ofthe last provinces in
Canada to address the pay equity issue," said Larry Shetzer, an assistant
professor in the Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration.
"Responding to it with job evaluation
systems mat meet pay equity objectives
will be a significant task," he added.
Shetzer will help organizations face
the pay equity challenge at a seminar
sponsored by the faculty's Executive
Programs, Oct. 29-30.
The seminar will explore the social
and political context surrounding wage
and gender issues and will provide
participants with a step-by-step overview of how to resolve wage inequities related to gender.
The seminar will focus on the process of job evaluation as it relates to pay
equity, he said.
Job evaluation is critical to determining equal pay for work of equal value,
explained Shetzer, who has been involved
with the design and implementation of a
variety of human resources systems, including performance appraisal systems
and job evaluation.
By establishing the relative value
of jobs within an organization, wage
inequities in jobs which are predominantly held by women can be corrected.
The most common method of establishing the-relative value of a job
within an organization is the "point
factor" method of job evaluation,
which assigns points to factors such as
the level of skill, effort, responsibility
and the job's working conditions.
Once the relative worth of jobs has
been determined, the big picture can
be completed by comparing the pay
associated with benchmark jobs, or
the most common ones, to similar jobs
in the marketplace.
"Job evaluation is a subjective but
systematic method of establishing the
worth of a job, one which organizations
will have to use with'care," said Shetzer.
"The key to correcting*for wage
inequities is to ensure that the job
evaluation process is conducted in a
gender-neutral manner."
Because most job evaluation
schemes were originally developed to
determine pay for blue collar, industrial jobs, they have traditionally been
biased towards so-called men's work.
A job that involved heavy lifting, according to Shetzer, was likely to be
evaluated more favorably than one
which involved manual dexterity at
the keyboard.
By carefully analysing jobs and
evaluating them in an unbiased fashion, the Manitoba government, for
example, found a senior clerical job to
be equivalent in worth to that of a
construction worker, even through
there was a large discrepancy in how
the two jobs were paid.
"Gender-neutral job evaluation will
correct past inequities and will help
create a fair and discrimination-free
workplace," said Shetzer.
"Given the growing number of
women in the workforce, this is a
reality organizations are simply going
to have to face up to."
For more information on the seminar, Meeting the Pay Equity Challenge, contact UBC Executive Programs at 822-8400.
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Written in stone
Photo by Martin Dec
LL-Gov. David Lam unveiled a dedication stow at the entrance to the David C. Lam Asian Garden during
a recent ceremony. The dedication stone honors the contributions David and Dorothy Lam have made over
the years to foster development of this portion of UBC's Botanical Garden.
Computers brighten lectures
For Yah* Wand, the sizzle is as
important as the steak when it comes
to teaching in the classroom.
By using computer technology, the
Commerce and Business Administration associate professor has been able
to add flexibility, dynamics and some
"pizazz" to the traditional classroom
Wand has spent hundreds of hours
transferring information systems
course material onto computer software — different topics which can be
applied to a number of courses. He
says the resulting computer-based
presentations offer flexibility and
visual dynamics that make the traditional chalkboard and overhead pale
in comparison.
"Computer-based presentations
enable the class presenter to move
away from the linear thinking that
accompanies overhead transparencies," said Wand.
"Modern computer software enables you to move from one display to
another as the classroom presentation
evolves through text, tables, graphs,
diagrams and pictures. You're not
tied to any particular order.
"Last-minute changes, which can
be time-consuming when dealing with
overheads, can be accomplished on
the computer at the touch of a single
key. Pages of overhead material are
replaced by a single computer disk."
Wand said computer-based presentations allow for the use of color,
animation and transitional effects such
as zooms and fades — pizazz which
students, by and large, appreciate.
However, he stressed that it's important not to get carried away by the
"Classroom participation will always be important. The package of
materials I have made available includes lecture notes which enable students to keep up with the presentation."
The bottom line, said Wand, is that
computer-based presentations can
make teaching more effective by enhancing the presentation.
"This is the direction the classroom
is heading," he said.
"Future developments will include
multi-window screens that will enable
the simultaneous display of various
parts of a presentation, as well as multimedia presentations featuring audio,
video and still pictures."
$l-miUion Nitobe garden restoration given go-ahead
. Approval has been given to the
final design plans for a $1-million
restoration of Nitobe Memorial Garden.
Plan highlights include a new perimeter wall, an upgrading of the
pond's shoreline and the addition of a
pebble beach on the east shore of the
The plans also call for the replacement or pruning of some overgrown
plants that detract from the original
esthetics ofthe 32-year-old garden.
Bruce Macdonald, director of
the UBC Botanical Garden, which
operates Nitobe, said the university has also been receptive to
ideas from the outside community, holding numerous meetings
and receiving submissions from
interested parties.
This included a submission from
the Vancouver Japanese Gardeners'
Association, who were concerned that
the project was a departure from the
original garden design and that there
was inadequate public consultation.
"The Nitobe Memorial Garden advisory council spent a long time reviewing the issues that were raised and
thoroughly discussed their implications,
and we have incorporated some of their
ideas, including a new entrance gate in
the perimeter wall," said
The university has retained
Toshiaki Masuno, president
of Japan Landscape Consultants, of Tokyo, to design and
carry out the restoration.
Work is scheduled to begin in
November and be completed
by the end of March, 1993.
"The restoration is being
done in the spirit ofthe original garden as designed by
Prof. Kannosuke Mori," said
Patrick Mooney, an assistant
professor of landscape architecture and the project's chief
landscape architect. "We take
our stewardship of Nitobe
Garden very seriously and are
committed to maintaining its
John Neill, professor
emeritus of Plant Science, said
that Nitobe is considered to
be one of the world's most
outstanding, and authentic,
examples of a traditional Japanese garden outside of Japan.
As director of University Landscaping when the garden was first
built, Neill oversaw the project, retaining the services of Mori, a highly
respected Japanese garden designer.
Photo by Larry Goldstein
Traditional Japanese lantern in Nitobe Garden.
"It's important to keep that authenticity," said Neill. 'That's why we
once again went to Japan for advice
and supervision."
The garden has declined over time,
requiring renovations, specialized pruning and some re-
planting. A restoration is
"long overdue," said Mooney.
"The garden is set up for a
series of views, but these
views, which are of paramount importance, are being
lost or degraded," he said.
As an example, Mooney
points to a vine maple that
obscures the view of a waterfall. Other overgrown plants
hide large rocks, whose shape
and placement are crucial elements of traditional Japanese
'The garden is reverting.
It's becoming naturalistic; a
west coast garden instead of a
Japanese garden," he said.
"Even the quality of light has
changed over the years. It
shouldn't be as dark as it is."
Masuno'sdesignwill open
up the garden and return the
balance of light and shade
that existed in the first 10
years of the garden's life,
Mooney said.
One ofthe largest budget items for
the project is the renovation of the
pond shoreline.
Asphalt originally used to line the
bottom of the pond leaked, causing
erosion of nearby cliffs. The pond was
drained and sealed with concrete, resulting in the loss of the natural edge
of the pond in many places. The repairs also dislocated the original rock
work around the shoreline.
Another major part ofthe project is
a new garden wall. Of a traditional
design, the wooden frame wall will
have a concrete foundation faced with
rock at the first level, stucco at the
second, and tile on top.
The wall replaces a hedge that has
died off in many places because of
shade and root competition with larger
trees. It will screen the sight and sound
of traffic on Marine Dr., helping to
preserve the tranquility of the garden
and improving security.
The project is being funded
through UBC's World of Opportunity campaign by Konwakai (the
Vancouver-Japanese Businessmen's
Association) and the Commemorative Association of the Japan World
Exposition, with the assistance ofthe
Japan Foundation.
Plans are also under discussion with
the Urasenke Foundation of Japan, an
organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of hte traditional Japanese tea ceremony, to renovate the garden's tea house. 4    UBC REPORTS October IS. 1992
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October 31
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Botanical Garden Reception Centre from
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Nursing's Marion Woodward
Nursing In The 21 st Century: Developing
Healthy Communities. Marion Dewar,
RN, BSN, former mayor of Ottawa, member of Parliament. IRC#6at8pm. Admission free. Call 822-7506.
MONDAY, OCT. 19   j
Pharmacology Of Venous System. Dr.
Cathy Pang, Pharmacology/Therapeutics,
Medicine. University Hospital, UBC Site,
G279 from 12-1pm. Call 822-6980.
Cecil/Ida Green Visiting
Professor Seminar
The Uses/Abuses Of Law In History. Prof.
Alan Watson, Law, U. of Georgia, Athens,
GA. Buchanan A100 at 12:30pm. Call
Geological Science Seminar
A Geo-Lcok At The Atmosphere. D.J.
Swaine, Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization, Australia.
GeoSciences 330A at 12:30pm. Refreshments follow in the Grad Lounge (308).
Call 822-2449
Germanic Studies Lecture
Kierkegaard, Jews And Judaism. Prof.
Bruce Kirmmse, chair, History, Connecticut College, New London. Buchanan
Penthouse at 12:30pm. Call 822-5119.
Cecil/Ida Green Visiting
Professor Seminar
Valentjnian's Imperial Family, St. Ambrose
And Legislation. Prof. Alan Watson, Law,
U. of Georgia, Athens, GA. Buchanan
Penthouse at 3:30pm. Call 822-5675.
Biology Seminar
Co-sponsors: The Gairdner
Foundation; Biotechnology
Lab. Checkpoints In The
Yeast Cell Cycle. Dr.Leland
Hartwell. IRC #4 from 3:30-
4:30pm. Call Michael Smith
at 822-4838.
Mechanical Engineering
Two-Dimensional Jet Penetration Into A
Cross Flow. David Stropky, PhD student.
Civil/Mechanical Engineering 1202 from
3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
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Scaling Algorithms For The Shortest Paths
Problem. Andrew Goldberg, Computer
Science, Stanford U. Angus 421 from
3:30-5pm. Refreshments from 3:30-
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Applied Mathematics
Optimization For A Financial Market
Model. Dr. Abel Cadenillas, postdoctoral
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Astronomy Seminar
Large-Scale Structure In
The Universe. Nick Kaiser, Canadian Institute for
Theoretical Astrophysics,
Toronto. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Coffee at 3:30pm. Call 822-2696/2267.
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Student Exchange Program
Information Session/Fair. SUB 211 from
10:30am-12:30pm; 2:30-4:30pm. Call
Martha Kertesz at 822-8947.
Cecil/Ida Green Visiting
Professor Seminar
The Autonomy Of Law. Prof. Alan Watson,
Law, U. of Georgia, Athens, GA. Curtis
149 at 12:30pm. Call 822-5675.
Botany Seminar
Sex And Smut. Dr. James Kronstad,
Biotechnology Group. BioSciences 2000
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Institute Of Asian Research
Enforcement Of Civil Judgements In The
PRC. Prof. Donald C. Clarke, Law, U. of
Washington. Asian Centre 604 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-4688.
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
McDowell Lecture. Electron-Transfer
Reactions In Chemistry And Biology:
Theory And Experiment. Dr. Rudolph
A. Marcus, Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.
Chemistry South Block 250 at 1pm.
Refreshments at 12:50pm. Call 822-
Oceanography Seminar
Fisheries Oceanography: Case Studies
On Atlantic Mackerel And Cod. Denis
D'Amours, Fisheries Institute.
BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm. Call Susan
Allen at 822-2828.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar Series
A New Approach To Regulation Review
At The Workers' Compensation Board Of
BC. Rex Eaton, co-ordinator, Regulation
Review, Workers' Compensation Board
of BC. University Hospital Academic
Pathology G226 at 4pm. Call 822-9595/
Statistics Workshop
The Wald Theory From The Perspective
of A Current Problem: Group And Robust
Estimation For The Exponential Distribution. Prof. James V. Zidek, Statistics.
Angus 426 at 4pm. Refreshments. Call
Economics Seminar
Estimating Labour Supply In The Presence Of Implicit Contracts. Paul
Beaudry, Economics, Boston U./UBC.
Buchanan D225 from 4-5:30pm. Call
Medical Genetics Seminar
Regulation Of Bacular Virus Early
Gene Expression. Dr. Dave
Theilman, research scientist, Agriculture Canada. IRC #3 from 4:30-
5:30pm. Refreshments at 4:20pm.
Call 822-5312.
Classics Illustrated Slide
Gateway: The Entrance To The Athenian
Acropolis From The Bronze Age To 430
BC. Prof. Harrison Eiteljorg II, Bryn Mawr.
Lasserre 104 at 8pm. Coffee/Tea. Call
UBC Senate Meeting
The Senate, UBC'sacademic Parliament,
meets at 8pm in Room 102 of the Curtis
(Law) Building, 1822 East Mall.
Wednesday Noon Hour
Concert Series
Thomas Parriott, trumpet; Gregory Cox,
trombone; Edward Norman, piano. Music
Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Admission $2.
Call 822-5574.
Cecil/Ida Green Visiting
Professor Lecture
Shadows of A Distant Past: The Twelve
Tables And Subsequent Legal History.
Prof. Alan Watson, Law, U. of Georgia,
Athens, GA. Curtis 101/102 at 12:30pm.
Call 822-5675.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Osteoarthritis Of The Knee
Joint In The Younger Patient. Chain Dr. Robert W.
McGraw. Speaker: Dr.
Keith Stothers. Eye Care
Centre Auditorium at 7am.
Call 875-4646.
Microbiology Seminar
Intracellular Trafficking Of Salmonella Typhimurium Within Epithelial
Cells. Dr. Francisco Garcia Del
Portillo, Biotechnology Laboratory.
Wesbrook 201 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-3308.
Geography Colloquium Series
(Re)Mapping Mother Earth: A Geographical Perspective On Ecofeminism. Cathy
Nesmith, Geography, SFU. Geography
201 from 3:30-5pm. Refreshment at
3:25pm. Call 822-5612.
Economics Seminar
A Moral Hazard Trap To Growth: A Reconsideration. Bill Schworm/Guofu Tan,
both in Economics. Buchanan D225 from
4-5:30pm. Call 822-8216.
Ecology Seminar
Ecology Of Gypsy Moth And Virus In
Insect Populations. Joe Elkington, U. of
Massachusetts. Family/Nutritional Sciences 60 at 4:30pm. Call 822-2387.
Patent Forum - '92
is There A Patent Application In YourFuture? S.Irvine,
Patent Office; G. Oyen, Patent lawyer, lecturer. Law; J.
Knox, PEng, Patent agent.
IRC #3 at 7pm. Admission
Call PATSCAN at 822-5404.
Seminar Series
Antt-Estrogenk-Acth/ityOfTCDD. Dr. Steven
H. Safe, Veterinary Physiology/Pharmacology, Texas A&M U. Family/Nutritional Sciences 60 from 12-1 pm. Call 822-2692.
French Lecture
Discussion: Contemporary French Literature And Art Criticism (In French). M.
Luc Lang, French novelist. Buchanan
Tower 826 at 12:30pm. Call 822-4004.
Planning Lecture Series
Greening The Water Frontier: Environmental Planning For The Toronto Bio-
Region. Dr. Michael Goldrick, Political
Science, York U. Lasserre 205 at
12:30pm. Call 822-3276.
Geological Science Seminar
Holocene Proxy Records Of The El Nino
Southern Oscillation Phenomenon From
Indonesia And Peru. Lisa Wells, U. of
California, Berkeley, CA. GeoSciences
330A at 12:30pm. Refreshments follow in
the Grad Lounge (308). Call 822-2449.
Worship Service
Eucharist. Celebrant, The Reverend Bud
Raymond, Anglican Chaplain. Lutheran
Campus Centre Chapel at 12:30pm. Call
Students For Forestry
Awareness Speaker Series
Timber Supply Review. Ray Addison,
acting director, Integrated Resource
Branch, Ministry of Forests. MacMillan
166 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 222-1882.
Physics Colloquium
Proteins That Form Holes In Bacterial Membranes. Bob Hancock, Microbiology.
Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 822-3853.
Anglican Community Fall
Seminar Series
Latest In The Canadian Constitutional Debate. Prof. Alan Cairns, Political Science.
Scarfe 206 at 4:30pm. Call 224-1410.
Obstetrics/Gynaecology Grand
Rapid Karyotyping In The Management
of Suspected Fetal Pathology: Review Of
A Hundred Cases. Dr. Wolfgang/Dr.
Holzgreve. University Hospital,
Shaughnessy Site D308 at 8am. Call
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Narcolepsy And Other Sleep Disorders In
Children. Dr. Derryk Smith, assoc. prof;
Dr. Kamala Rungta, clinical assist, prof,
Sleep Lab; University Hospital, UBC Site.
G.F. Strong Auditorium at 9am. Call 875-
Chemical Engineering Weekly
Simulation Of A CTMP Process.
Xingsheng Qian, graduate student,
Chemical Engineering. ChemEngineering
206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
Earth/Ocean Sciences Seminar
Climatic Extremes Of The Pacific Basin:
Understanding The Impacts And History
Of The El Nino Phenomenon. Dr. Lisa
Wells, Geography, U. of California,
Berkeley, CA. Geography 215 at 4pm.
Call 822-2496/8684.
| SATURDAY, OCT. 24 fc
Vancouver Institute Saturday
Night Lecture
Religion And War In Ancient Rome: Lessons For
Modem Conflict. Prof. Alan
Watson, Law, U. of Georgia, GA. IRC#2at8:15pm.
Call 822-3131.
Humanities/Film Workshop
The Art And Science Of Creative Visualization. Dr. Lee Pulos, Clinical psycholo-
' gist. Psychiatric Unit Theatre from 9am-
5pm. Fee $95 includes lunch. Call 222-
I    MONDAY, OCT. 26   fc
Autonomic Failure In Man. Dr. Bob
Rangno, Medicine, St. Paul's Hospital.
University Hospital G279 from 12-1pm.
Call 822-6980.
Mechanical Engineering
Wood Strength Grading Using Microwave
Measurements. Jianping Shen, PhD student. Civil/Mechanical Engineering 1202
from 3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments. Call
Management Science/Finance
Policy Joint Seminar
Time To Build And Capacity Choice. Avner
Bar-llan, Economics, Tel-Aviv U., Israel.
Angus421 from3:30-5pm. Refreshments
from 3:30-3:45pm. Call 822-8360. UBCREPORTS October IS. 1992       S
October 18 -
October 31
Astronomy Seminar
IR Imaging Of Regions Of Star Formation, lan Gatley, National Optical Astronomy Observatories, Tucson, AZ..
Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Coffee at 3:30pm. Call 822-2696/2267.
Women's Studies Lecture
Bawdy Language: Toward A Feminist
Theory Of Fashion. Dr. Dawn Currie,
Sociology. Family/Nutritional Sciences
50 at 12:30pm. Call 822-9171.
Botany Seminar
The Tragopogon Story. Dr.
Pamela Soltis, Washington State U. BioSciences
2000 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-2133.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar Series
Health And Exposure Surveillance In The
BC Grain Industry. Dr. Susan Kennedy,
director, Occupational Hygiene Program
and assist, prof., Medicine. University
Hospital, UBC Site G279 at 4pm. Call
Statistics Workshop
Group Bays Estimation Of The Exponential
Mean: Some Admissibility And Minimaxity
Results For The'Case Of Restricted Hyper-
Parameters. Prof. Constance van Eeden,
Statistics. Angus 426 at 4pm. Refreshments. CaH 822-3167/2234.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Molecular Biology Of Surfactant. Dr.
Vugramam Venkatesh, Neonatology,
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA.
IRC#3from4:30-5:30pm. Refreshments
at 4:20pm. Call 822-5312.
Wednesday Noon Hour
Concert Series
Arthur Rowe, piano. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. Admission $2. Call 822-5574.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
TBA. Chair: Dr. Robert W. McGraw.
Speaker Dr. Hugh Anton, Rehabilitation
Medicine. Eye Care Centre Auditorium at
7am. Call 875-4646.
Anatomy Seminar
Pros And Cons of Current Markers For
Normal And Malignant Human Breast
Epithelium. Dr. Bonnie B. Asch, Experimental Pathology, Roswell Park Cancer
Institute, Buffalo, NY. Friedman 37 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2059.
Microbiology Seminar
Molecular Analysis Of A Simple Plant
Virus Genome: Progress Towards Defining Gene Function And Expression. Dr.
D'Ann Rochon, Plant Virology, Agriculture Canada. Wesbrook 201 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
Applied Mathematics
Hydrodynamic Stability Of Stratified Flow.
Dr. N. Yonemitsu, postdoctoral fellow,
Mathematics, U. of Alberta, Edmonton,
AB. Mathematics 203 at 3:45pm. Call
Economics Seminar
Extensive Form Games And Bounded
Rationality. Michele Piccione, Economics. Buchanan D225from 4-5:30pm. Call
Health Promotion Research
Dr. Larry Peters'seminar cancelled. Call
Ecology Seminar
Morphology And Ecology Of West Indian
Anolis Lizards. Jonathan Losos, Washington U., St. Louis, MO. Family/Nutritional Sciences 60 at 4:30pm. Call 822-
Victorian Studies Colloquium
Narrativity In Victorian Music And Historical Writing. Vera Micznik, Music;
Jonathan Wisenthal, English. Faculty
Club Music Room at 7:30pm. Call 822-
| THURSDAY, OCT. 29 fc
Seminar Series
Ethics Of Human Experimentation. Dr.
Gail Bellward, Pharmacology/Toxicology,
Pharmaceutical Sciences. Family/Nutritional Sciences 60 from 12-1pm. Call
Medieval Studies/Economics
The Far Adventure: England's Merchants
And Trade in The Atlantic Before 1492.
Wendy Childs, History, U. of Leeds.
Buchanan A102 at 12:30pm. Call 822-
Geological Science Seminar
The Hydrothermal System Of Nevado
Del Ruiz Volcano, Columbia. Dina
Lopez. GeoSciences 330A at
12:30pm. Refreshments follow in
the Grad Lounge (308). Call 822-
Students For Forestry
Awareness Speaker Series
Professional Standards For Canadian
Foresters. David Handley, RPF, BC
representative to National Working
Group on Professional Standards.
MacMillan 166from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
Institute For Asian Research
Kaisha - Shugi: Japanese Style Management
As "Company-ism". Prof.
Kazuo Shibagaki, Social
Science, U. of Tokyo.
Asian Centre 604 from
12:30-2pm. Call 822-4688.
Biostatistics Workshop
Biostatistical Trends In The Pharmaceutical Industry. Chris Young, Glaxo Canada
Inc., Mississauga, ON. Angus 426 at
4pm. Call 822-2234.
Immunology Seminar Series
Structure-Function Analysis Of ICAM-R.
Dr. Mike Gallatin, Cell Adhesion Division,
ICOS Corp., Bothwell, WA. BioMed Research Centre Seminar Room at 4pm.
Call 822-3308.
Astronomy Colloquium
NASA's COBE Satellite Looks At The Big
Bang. David Wilkinson, Princeton.
Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 822-3853.
Anglican Community Fall
Seminar Series
Earth Keeping In The '90s: Stewardship
Of Creation. Prof. Loren Wilkinson, Regent College. Scarfe 206 at 4:30pm. Call
I     FRIDAY, OCT. 30    fc
Obstetrics/Gynaecology Grand
The Clinical Assessment And Relevance
of Amniotic Fluid Volume. Dr. Martin
Walker University Hospital, Shaughnessy
Site D308 at 8am. Call 875-3108.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Graft-Versus-Host Disease. Dr. Kirk
Schultz, assist, prof., Oncology, BC Children's Hospital. G.F. Strong Auditorium
at 9am. Call 875-2118.
Health Care/Epidemiology
Grand Rounds
Leukemia Clusters: Views On An Ottawa
Workshop. Dr. Ray Copes, Environmental Health consultant, BC Ministry of
Health; Dr. David Bates, prof, emeritus,
Health Care/Epidemiology. James Mather
253 from 9-10am. CaM 822-2772.
| SATURDAY, OCT. 31 fc      Fine Arts Gallery
Band Festival
UBC Jazz Ensemble.
Fred Stride, director. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. Admission free.
Call 822-3113.
Botany Seminar
Plant Membrane Bioenergetics And lon
Transport. Prof. Lev Vorobiev, BioPhysics,
Moscow State U., Russia. BioSciences
3000 at 12:30pm. Call 822-4847.
Asian Research Lecture
Japan - US Economic Friction. Prof.
Kazuo Shibagaki, Social Science, U. of
Tokyo. Curtis 176 from 12:30-2:30pm.
Call 822-4688.
Economics Seminar
England's International Trade In Foodstuffs In The Late Middle Ages. Wendy
Childs, History, U. of Leeds, England.
Buchanan Tower 910 at 2:30pm. Call
Chemical Engineering Weekly
Concentration And Fractionation Of Proteins By Cross-Flow Membrane
Ultrafiltration. Dr. Cam Robinson, visiting
prof., Chemical Engineering.
ChemEngineering 206 at 3:30pm. Call
Economics Seminar
Efficient Estimation Of Some
Semiparametric Models. C. Ai, Economics, SUN YStoneybrook. Buchanan D225
from 4-5:30pm. Call 822-8216.
Band Festival
University Of Puget Sound Wind Ensemble. Robert Musser, conductor. Old Auditorium at 7pm. Admission free. Call
Vancouver Institute Saturday
Night Lecture
Sustainable Development
And Its Implications For
The Forest Products Industry. Peter Wrist, president/
CEO, Pulp/Paper Research Institute of Canada,
PointeClaire,PQ. IRC#2at8:15pm. Call
Rhodes Scholarships
Application forms for 1993 are now available
in the UBC Awards Office. Deadline for
completed applications is Oct. 23,1992.
Festival Hong Kong 92
Hang Seng Bank coin exhibit Oct. 22 -
Nov. 4. Asian Centre Aud. daily from
10am to 4:30pm. Call 822-4688.
Campus Tours
School and College Liaison Office Friday
morning tours for prospective UBC students. Reserve one week in advance.
Call 822-4319.
Child Studies Research
Is your baby between 2 and 22 months?
Join UBC's Child Studies Research Team
for lots of fun. Call Dr. D.A. Baldwin at
Centre For Applied Ethics
Fri. Oct 23: Sustainable Development And
Competitiveness; Sat. Oct 24: Forestry Ethics. Admission free. Call 822-5139.
Call For Comments On Women
Student Services
Task Force On The Provision Of Counselling And Related Services For Women Students invite students/faculty/staff to submit
comments about their experiences/perceptions of women's services on campus to
Chair Dean Nancy Sheehan, Education, by
Monday, November 2. Call 822-6239.
UBC Speakers Bureau
Would your group like to know more about
topics ranging from the new science of
genetic modelling to computers-of-the-fu-
ture? Choose from more than 400 topics.
Call 822-6167 (24 hr. arts, machine).
Executive Programmes
Business seminars, Oct. 19-20: Employment Law, $550. Oct. 19-23: Essential
Management Skills, $1,375. Oct. 21-23:
Becoming Customer Focused, $1,300.
Oct. 26-27: Communication Skills, $595.
Call 822-8400.
Professional Development For
Language Teachers
Four-part Saturday morning series on
Managing the Language Classroom and
evening workshops including Teaching in
the Pacific Rim, continuing through Nov.
24. Call 222-5208.
Humanities/Film Studies
Mini Hollywood Film School: Producing,
Distributing And Canadian Funding. Dov
S-S Simens, owner Hollywood Film Inst.
Sat. and Sun. Oct 31/Nov. 1. Woodward
IRC #3 from 9am to 5pm. $195 weekend;
$135 day only. Call 222-5261.
Return To Brutopia: Eric Metcalfe. Until
Oct. 17. Tues.-Fri.from10am-5pm. Saturdays 12-5pm. Free admission. Main
Library. Call 822-2759.
University Hospital Volunteer
UBC Site invites friendly help to join the
Volunteer Services group to staff the
gift shop, visit patients and participate
in other programs. Call Dianne at 822-
Sexual Harassment Office
Advisors are available to discuss questions or concerns and are prepared to
help any member of the UBC community
who is being sexually harassed to find a
satisfactory resolution. Call Margaretha
Hoek at 822-6353.
Clinical Research Support
The Faculty of Medicine's CRSG is a
group of clinical epidemiologists,
biostatisticians and data analysts providing methodologic support for clinical
research. To arrange a consultation,
call Laura Slaney 822-4530.
Statistical Consulting/
Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the Department
of Statistics to provide statistical advice
to faculty and graduate students working on research problems. Forms for
appointments available in Ponderosa
Annex C-210. Call 822-4037.
Surplus Equipment Recycling
Facility (SERF)
Disposal of all surplus items. Currently
offering misc. fall specials. Every Wednesday, 12-5pm. Task Force Bldg., 2352
Health Sciences Mall. Call Rich at 822-
Friends of Bill W.
The Village Group meets every Thursday
from 12:30-1:30pm in the Lutheran Centre. Call 822-4872.
Functional Fitness
Physiological profiles/professional interpretations
from the J. M. Buchanan
Exercise Science Laboratory, accredited by the Canadian Association of Sport
Sciences. Students $40, others $50. Call
Psychiatry Research Studies
Medication Treatment For People With
Depression. Call Annie Kuan/Dr. R. A.
Remick at 822-7321.
Medication Treatment For People With
Winter Depression. CallArvinderGrewal/
Dr. R. Lam at 822-7321.
Behaviour Study
Do you check or clean too much? Psychology is looking for people who repeatedly check (e.g. locks, stoves) or clean
excessively to participate in a study. Call
High Blood Pressure Clinic
Adult volunteers needed to participate in drug treatment studies. Call
Dr. J. Wright in Medicine at 822-
7134 or RN Marion Barker at 822-
7192. 6    UBC REPORTS October 15,1992
Demand grows for
students trained in
workplace hazards
Occupational hygiene has come a
long way since the days when scientists and engineers were expected to
become experts in chemical, physical
and biological hazards on the job.
Highly qualified professionals are
needed to tackle the workplace health
problems facing workers and employers, said Susan Kennedy, director of
the Occupational Hygiene program in
the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
"Statistics indicate that the demand
for occupational hygienists in North
America currently outstrips the supply by 4-to-l," she said.
Thirteen students have begun a two-
year program at UBC leading to an
MSc degree in Occupational Hygiene.
The program was established at UBC
to address the needs of business, industry, labor and government in the
area of occupational health and safety.
The faculties of Science, Applied
Science and Medicine are also involved
in delivering the program, which is
designed to help engineering, science
and health sciences students recognize,
understand and evaluate health hazards on the job, said Kennedy.
"This is not simply a program about
first aid," she said. "It is designed to
teach students how to deal with occupational hazards like noise, dust, radiation and chemical exposure, in a
responsible manner."
Kennedy said without trained personnel in the field, certain occupational hazards can unnecessarily take
on crisis proportions.
She cited asbestos removal as one
"There's no question that asbestos
can present a serious health hazard,"
she explained. "However, in some
circumstances, immediate total removal might not be the appropriate
way to deal with the situation.
ate the choices available and the risks that
may be associated with those choices."
The Occupational Hygiene program, the first of its kind in Western
Canada, was established through a $3-
million donation to the World of Opportunity campaign by the Workers'
Compensation Board (WCB) and
matched by the provincial government
The donation was used to establish the
WCB Research and Education Endowment Fund. Income from the endowment
is being used to operate the program.
Toensure that the program addresses
the needs of business, industry, labor
and government, an advisory committee with representatives from the WCB,
Business Council of B.C., the B.C.
Federation of Labour and other groups
has been established to provide advice
on all aspects of the program.
In addition, a public seminar series
this fall will deal with the occupational health and safety challenges
facing the workplace.
A ceremony to mark the opening of the
Occupational Hygiene program will be
held Oct 27 at the Occupational Hygiene
Centre, on the 3rd floor of the Library
Processing Centre, 2206 East Mall.
Thcceremony will begin at S p.m.
and conclude at 5:30 p.m. with a tour
ofthe new facilities.
For more information on the program,
contact Susan Kennedy at 822-9595.
Task Force on Appropriate Use of
Information Technology
The Task Force is seeking input from the University
community on how UBC should deal with offensive
material appearing on UBC's computing equipment
in the context of sexual harassment and human
rights policies.
Concern has been expressed about pornographic and
other offensive materials being found on UBCnet,
and the Task Force has been formed to recommend
guidelines for dealing with this and similar matters.
Students, faculty, staff, and other interested parties
are invited to submit written comments to the Task
Force. Submissions that reflect a familiarity with
both the operation of computer networks and the
relevant policies will be of more benefit to the Task
Force than those that do not.
Submissions should be addressed to:
Dr. Maria Klawe, Chair
Task Force on Appropriate Use of  -
Information Technology
Computer Science Department
Campus Mail Zone 2
or e-mail to TFsubmissions@unixg.ubc.ca
Submissions must be received by
Saturday, October 31,1992
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Darlene Rosenke, right, gives a few Scrabble pointers to visiting English language instructor Vu Thi Yen.
Yen is among a group of 10 Vietnamese scholars and librarians on a month-long exchange from the National
Centre for Social Sciences in Hanoi.
UBC builds links with Hanoi
When Darlene Rosenke touched
down in Hanoi last February for a three-
month teaching assignment, her Vietnamese hosts at the National Centre for
Social Sciences were more than ready.
The instructor from UBC's English Language Institute (ELI) arrived
to find two brand-new classrooms, a
freshly painted blackboard and 22 eager students, most of whom had never
talked with a native English speaker.
"They were used to studying grammar and exercises straight from a book,
cover to cover," said Rosenke.
Rosenke's English classes represented the first phase of a five-year
project linking UBC s School of Community and Regional Planning with
the national centre.
Working in conjunction with the
Institute of Asian Research, the
school's Centre for Human Settlements is using a $1-million grant to
help improve Vietnam's teaching and
research on development planning. It
is one of Canada's first government-
sponsored development projects in the
Southeast Asian country.
"UBC is in the unique and exciting
position of helping build and support a
new relationship with Vietnam," said
Peter Boothroyd, project director and
professor at the Centre for Human Settlements.
Twenty UBC faculty from 10 departments are participating in the
project. Their goal is to enhance the
national centre's research program and
graduate training in four topic areas:
rural development, urbanization,
household economy and social policy.
As the centre for graduate education, the National Centre for Social
Sciences consists of 19 institutes which
provide teaching, research and policy
analysis to the national government.
UBC's job will be to advise the
centre's faculty and staff about relevant planning literature, improve their
library system and strengthen their
English language skills.
Boothroyd said the Vietnamese
would like to learn more about such
things as the role of environmental
impact assessment on sustainable development and how to deal with problems of increased urbanization. But,
he added, the Vietnamese will not be
starting from scratch.
For example, the country's advanced agricultural policy has about
30 per cent of Vietnamese farmers
working independently, integrating
livestock, fish and vegetable farming
to create an efficient ecological cycle.
"It's not a one-way relationship
because we will be learning from them
too," said Boothroyd.
For her part, Rosenke is happy that
nine of her Vietnamese students will
be practising their new language skills
at UBC this month.
Three librarians are here for four
weeks of training organized by UBC
librarian Kat McOmnvwrnlCfingUsh
language instructor Vu Thi Yen works
with ELI programmer Reena Baker.
A further delegation of six scholars
from the national centre are arriving for a
Southeast Asian studies conference held
Oct 16-18. The group will be working
withUBCcoumterparts\)n bibliographies,
course outlines andajointresearchproject
Research Centre.
"I'm sure some of them have never
tried their English outside of Vietnam
before," said Rosenke. "It should be
very interesting."
The Cecil H. and Ida Green
Visiting Professorships
School of Law
Monday, October 19
Room A-100, Buchanan Building, at 12:30 PM
Monday, October 19
Buchanan Penthouse, at 3:30 PM (Seminar)
Tuesday, October 20
Room 149, Curtis Building, at 12:30 PM (Seminar)
SHADOWS OF A DISTANT PAST: The Twelve Tables and Subsequent Legal History-
Wednesday, October 21
Room 101/102, Curtis Building, at 12:30 PM
RELIGION AND WAR IN ANCIENT ROME: Lessons for Modern Conflict
Saturday, October 24 - The Vancouver Institute
Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, at 8:15 PM
Levy to chair premier's advisory council
Two UBC academics are among five
new members recently appointed by
B.C. Premier Mike
Harcourt to the Pre-
mier's Advisory
Council on Science
and Technology.
Professor Julia
Levy has been
named as the new
chair of the council.
Levy is also senior vice-president of research and development at Quadra Logic
Also appointed was
Maria Klawe, head of
the Computer Science
Dept. and a former research scientist with
The council advises the premier on
science and technology issues, policy
development and
implementation and
promotion of science and technology
UBC President David Strangway is one of
five council members who have completed
their terms on the council.
The Lefthander Syndrome, written by
UBC Psychology Professor Stanley Coren,
has been nominated for a Los Angeles Times
book award.
Coren's examination of lefthandedness was
published earlier this year and is one of five
finalists in the science category. The book has
been translated into German, Dutch and Japanese.
Coren has been studying handedness for 22
years. The Lefthander Syndrome is his third
book on the subject.
Michael Ames has been re-appointed director of the Museum of Anthropology for an additional five years.
Ames succeeded founding director Harry
Hawthorn in 1974. Hawthorn and his wife,
Audrey, started the museum in the basement of
UBC's library in 1947.
A UBC graduate and professor of Anthropology, Ames is recognized particularly for his
research on Sri Lanka, India and B.C.
A fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, he
returns to the museum after a year's research
leave. In his absence, Prof. Michael Kew has
served as acting director.
Two faculty members in UBC's Dept. of
Psychiatry have been honored by the Canadian
Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Raymond Lam, an assistant professor of
Psychiatry, received the R.O. Jones Memorial
Award for best scientific paper by an active
Lam presented his research on a controlled
study of light therapy for bulimia nervosa, a
study funded by the B.C. Health Research Foundation.
Dr. Diane Watson, a clinical associate
professor of Psychiatry, won the association's award for best poster presentation,
which featured handedness and laterality
in transsexuals.
The awards were presented at the 42nd annual
meeting ofthe Canadian Psychiatric Association
in Montreal, Que., last month.
Forestry Professor John Ruddick has been
elected vice-president of the International Research Group on Wood Preservation (IRG).
The IRG is the principal forum for interaction of wood preservation scientists of all disciplines. It has more than 350 members from 52
Ruddick served on the executive council of
the IRG for six years before being elected vice-
Ruddick has also been appointed senior editor
of the Material and Organismen Journal.
The first editor from North America, he
will head an international editorial board
comprised of scientists from Sweden, Germany, Australia, United States and the
United Kingdom.
Dr. Doug Clement, co-director of the Allan
McGavin Sports Medicine Centre, has been
appointed team doctor
for the Vancouver
Hockey League.
Ross Davidson of the
Sports Medicine Centre, who has been the
Canucks' orthopedic
surgeon for the past 15
years and head physician for the past three.
Clement has been heavily involved in sports
medicine on the Olympic front and travelled
with the Canadian team to the Barcelona games
as part of the medical crew.
Nine UBC faculty members are among 12new
fellows appointed by the B.C. Advanced Systems
Institute, a non-profit society dedicated to creating
a strong high-tech industry in B.C. through support for research and development
Fellows receive mnding from the institute over
a three year period to further their research.
New fellows from UBC are: Kellogg Booth,
Alain Fournier, David Forsey, Jeffrey Joyce
and Carl Seger, all faculty members in the Dept
of Computer Science, and Andre Ivanov,
Nicholas Jaeger andTakisMatfaiopoulos, of the
Dept of Electrical Engineering.
Singles smiling, says study
Does marriage cause people to be
happy and healthy?
Previous studies have suggested
that there is such a relationship between a person's marital status and
well-being. However, James White,
an associate professor in the School of
Family and Nutritional Sciences, has
his doubts.
"The last 30 years of research have
generally concluded that married people are happier and healthier than single, divorced, separated or widowed
people," said White.
"I decided to take a closer look by
analysing data from a survey which
measured well-being on two subjective and two objective fronts. The
results ofthe analyses went against the
prevailing theory."
The survey, conducted by Statistics
Canada in 1985, collected data on the
well-being of 11,131 Canadians
through questions relating to the following criteria: life satisfaction, subjective health assessments, actual health
problems and visits to the doctor.
White found that, on the average,
single, never-married people, had "happier and healthier" scores in three ofthe
four criteria than married people.
White pointed to the category of people over the age of 65 as an example.
"Single, never-married seniors had
one-third less visits to doctors that
married, widowed or divorced people
over the age of 65.
"Only in the category of life satisfaction, a subjective assessment of
well-being, did married people have
'better' results than single, non-married people," he added.
However, White said there are several questions that beg to be answered
in light of these results.
"Have single people who have
never been married grown to become
happier and healthier over the years as
a result of a change in social values?"
White asks.
"Or are measurements for well-
being simply more sensitive today than
they were 30 years ago?"
Either way, White said, one thing is
clear from the data collected over the
years: divorced people rank at the bottom
in terms of health and happiness. However, he added, divorce is a transitional
stage which can lead to remarriage, and
an accompanying rise in well-being.
'It would appear that when married
people are more satisfied with life than
single people, the selection theory is the
underlying principle," concluded White.
"Happy and healthy people tend to marry
other happy and healthy people."
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Women's History Month—Whose history is it?
Pictures are sometimes
more revealing than
Earlier this year, The
Globe and Mail carried a frontpage article in which some historians lament that no common national history is taught to Canadian
Who is featured in the accompanying photo? Two male historians.
And ironically, although the article recounts the claim again and
again that regional, ethnic, native
and women's history are coming
to dominate our educational curriculum, the historians interviewed
are all male, white, and almost
exclusively political and intellectual historians. If topics like women's and native history are so "visible," why then this contradiction?
The picture is more truthful than
words. History taught in university, although it has begun to incorporate regional and social history, is still quite conventional.
University students can obtain
a history degree without ever tak
ing — and sometimes without being
offered — a course in native, labor,
women's or ethnic history.
The majority of teacher candidates
in faculties of education have
never taken women's history; as a result, concluded a
1989 study, "most elementary and secondary school
teachers, male or female, remain oblivious to how new
research in women's history *^-^—
has altered our conceptualization of the past."
A quantitative and qualitative survey of of history texts used in secondary schools confirmed this picture,
concluding that the inclusion of women's history was, at best, "marginal,
incidental . . . and often inaccurate"
sustaining a "trivialization" of women's history.
An examination of university calendars across Canada indicates that only 71
percent of Canadian universities list even
one course (and often only one out of 100
courses) on women's history; moreover,
during this academic year, almost one
third of those universities are not offering
these courses.
A national survey of female graduate students in history pointed not only
to continuing harassment and discrimination within the profession, but to the
marginalization and denigration of
research dealing with women.
"The majority of teacher candidates
in faculties of education have never
taken women's history."
Nor is there evidence that topics
like women's and native history are
replacing the traditional political, economic and diplomatic focus of many
survey courses on Canadian history.
When the Canadian Historical Association surveyed women in the profession about this issue in 1989, about
one half of women who responded
replied that topics relating to women
were not integrated into history courses
on their campuses.
Even a little women's history, it
seems, is too much for some traditional historians, whose recent comments reflect a backlash from some
men in the profession threatened by
any challenge to their definitions of
history and their understanding of who
our national leaders should be.
Their lament for a national history
lost, however, raises the question: just
whose nation are they referring to?
As Professor Gerald
Friesen pointed out in the
Globe and Mail, those of
us teaching women's, labor, or native history, are
teaching political issues.
A definition of political,
^^^^—    however, must include
gender relations, native issues, class and regional differences if it
is to mean anything in our country.
Luckily, there are other voices like
Friesen's within the historical profession: we only wish the media would
give them more visibility.
The suggestion sometimes heard
that women's, labor, or native history
are somehow lending a hand to the
disintegration of the country is not
only ridiculous, but ignores the reality
of our current constitutional and political debates. We should applaud,
not condemn, the recent and extremely
modest attempts to make high school
history regionally relevant to students,
and the efforts of a few high school
teachers to raise issues relating to
women's and native history. If stu
dents do not understand regional,
native, and women'shistories, they
will not understand why Elijah
Harper voted against Meech Lake,
why and how women are lobbying
for changes to the constitution and
why regions are insisting on different political priorities.
In other words, they will understand neither Canada nor the thinking or policies that produced the
problems we face today.
The tragedy is not that university students are inundated with
this, but rather that they are offered
so few opportunities to discover
these issues.
An understanding of ourselves
as a "nation" or many nations
within one, will not come by propping up an older national history. It
might come, however, from a better understanding of our diverse
experiences and histories.
Veronica Strong-Boag is director of UBC's Centre for Research
in Women's Studies and Gender
Relations. This is an excerpt from
an article co-authored by Strong-
Boag for the Journal of Canadian
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Basketball coach Bruce Enns is out
to prove that there is life after J.D.
Not that replacing Jackson is going
to be an easy task. In fact, Enns
admits, Jackson, Canada's top university basketball player the last two years
out, may very well be irreplaceable.
But, while Jackson has been attempting to forge a career in the Continental Basketball Association after
graduating from UBC last May, Enns
has been busy rebuilding ■ a
Thunderbird team that lost no less
than eight players from last year's
team, Jackson and team captain Jason
Leslie among them.
no doubt about it," said Enns, who is
heading into his eighth season as head
coach of the T-Biids.
"However, at the same time, that's
what makes it exciting and challenging," he added.
The T-Birds advanced to the final four
at the national championships in Halifax
last season before losing out to the eventual champions from Brock University.
Enns said because of the turnover in
talent, few people outside the team are
expecting much from the 'Birds this year.
But, is he worried?
"I think we're going to have an
excellent squad," Enns declared.
"We won't be able to lean back and
expect someone to create something out
of nothing, like J.D. could, but that's fine.
We're not asking anyone to become the
next J.D. Jackson. We'll have to find
different ways to be successful, and I have
no doubt we can do that"
Enns has his sights set on several
players to help pick up the slack, both
as leaders in the dressing room, and on
the court.
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A determined Derek Christiansen ofthe T-Birds outreaches the competition in a game against the University of Guelph.
Included among them are fourth-
year players Brian Tait and Derek
Christiansen, along with Dave
Williscroft, who sat out last season
with a knee injury.
'T m very high on Williscroft," said
Enns. "He has fully recuperated from
his injury and looks very good. He's
a superb athlete with tremendous leadership ability."
Enns will get a good indication as
to how competitive this team is, right
now, at least, when the T-Birds travel
to Winnipeg for an exhibition tournament Oct. 23-24. There, they will face
three ofthe top five teams in the country: Manitoba, Brock and Concordia.
"That tournament will be a good
barometer of how we stack up at this
stage ofthe season. Regardless, I think
we will improve as the year goes on."
The T-Birds will square off against
Simon Fraser University in their home
opener, Oct 29th, for the Buchanan Cup.


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