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Array THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
TIBC REPORTS
Volume 45, Number 6
March 18, 1999
Find UBC Reports on the Web at www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca
Susan Stern photo
UBC Library staff (1-r) Margaret Friesen, staff training and development
co-ordinator. University Librarian Catherine Quinlan, and fourth-year
Commerce student and Main Library student assistant Tina Louie
have their arms full with just some ofthe books written by UBC authors
this past year. Some 133 UBC creators of books, CDs, CD-ROMs and
videos will be honoured March 23 at a reception to be held downtown
at the Vancouver Public Library.
New media on the
rise in honoured work
by Susan Stern
Staff writer
The ninth annual UBC Authors' Reception March 23 — which honours
the creative authoring forces on campus — is changing fast.
Although books comprise the majority
of the 135 titles by
133 authors the past
year, work in new Hlaa^^^H
media continues to
growwithmoreCDs,
CD-ROMs, videos,
and books on disc
among the publications.
"Publishing is not
just print material
anymore," says University  Librarian
Publishing is not
just print material
anymore."
— Catherine Quinlan
Catherine Quinlan. "What we see now at
the Authors' Reception is the diversity
that exists in the publishing world."
Quinlan says the reception provides
a great opportunity to honour the
achievements and the impact that UBC
authors, composers and videographers
have at home and around the world.
For the first time the reception, hosted
by Quinlan and Vice-President, Academic
and Provost, Barry McBride, will be held
downtown at the Vancouver Public Li
brary from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
"I think going downtown will help us
begin to develop a closer link with the
community. The venue will give guests an
opportunity to talk to our authors, composers and producers and find out the
range of research at UBC," Quinlan says.
The event also recognizes the crucial
support of all   13
UBC libraries, in-
^^^^^^^___       eluding the three
hospital libraries.
"At UBC we are
fortunate to possess one of the finest library systems
in North America,"
says UBC President
Martha Piper. "Our
libraries serve as research  laboratories, providing scholars with both the
raw materials and the facilities for their
work. Our holdings are unique and draw
researchers from all over the world."
The 1998 titles are predominantly in
English, Quinlan says, but there are
also French, German, Korean, Japanese and Italian publications reflecting
UBC's diversity.
For more information on the reception
call Margaret Friesen at (604) 822-4430 or
e-mail mfriesen@interchange.ubc.ca
Math scholar one of
two to win Sloan prize
Jingyi Chen,  assistant professor of I earned his PhD at Stanford.
Mathematics,  has earned  his  depart- I       Chen, on research leave at the Mas-
ment's first Alfred P. Sloan
Research Fellowship. He is
one of only two Canadian
university scientists to receive this prestigious award
in 1999.
Competition for the
$35,000 US fellowships is
fierce, involving nominations of most of the very
best young scientists in
North America who, according to the foundation, "show
the most outstanding promise of making fundamental
contributions to new knowledge."
"This is a tremendous
honour for the department
and UBC," says George Bluman, head of
Mathematics. "We are most fortunate
that Jingyi joined our department in
1997. Besides being a world class young
researcher, he is also a fine teacher."
After completing a master's degree at
the University of Beijing in 1986, Chen
Chen
sachusetts Institute of
Technology until the end of
the semester, will use the
fellowship to continue his
research in differential geometry and geometric
analysis, particularly the
structure of curved spaces.
"The quality and reputation of the Mathematics
Dept. is what initially attracted me to UBC," says
Chen. "Of course I was
aware that the campus and
Vancouver are beautiful
places to live and work."
The Sloan Research Fellowships were established
in 1955 to support and recognize young scientists, often in their
first appointments to university faculties. Each year. 100 are awarded in six
fields of science: only 20 are given in
mathematics.
Since the program began, 21 Sloan
fellows have become Nobel laureates.
Gardeners to go wild
at first-ever plant sale
by Bruce Mason
Staff writer
The growing number of people who are
curious about incorporating native plants
into their gardens will have a unique
opportunity when the UBC Botanical
Garden hosts the Lower Mainland's first-
ever Native Plant Celebration and Sale,
Sunday, March 28.
The growing interest in plants that
are indigenous to B.C. is more than a
gardening fad — it's a long-term trend,"
says Rozalyn Harris, Friends of the Garden co-ordinator and co-organizer of the
event. "We want to help promote this
interest and raise awareness of native
plants and habitats."
The timely event, which takes place
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the garden, is the
first major local plant sale of the year.
The event features free admission,
tours of UBC's Native Garden and exhibits by organizations. South Coast nurseries will be selling native plants and seeds,
many of which are available only in the
wholesale market.
"It's a broad-based, community driven
event," says co-organizer, Ross Waddell,
secretary of the Native Plant Society of
British Columbia and program consultant for the City of Vancouver.
The society promotes the use of native
species in urban landscapes. The city
encourages ecological landscaping using
native plants to help conserve water.
Plants featured will include everything
from vine maples to bunchberry and other
charming groundcovers, such as native
ginger. Many species of shooting star
(Dodecatheon) grow around B.C. So do
trilliums, penstemons. lilies, ferns and
other ideal garden plants.
"Living things are getting lost in the
urban shuffle," says Paulus Vrijmoed of
Linnaea Nurseries Ltd., a specialist in
native plants. "Incorporating native plants
takes gardeners beyond simply painting
a pretty picture to recreating habitats
that evolved with local insects, butterflies
and birds."
UBC researchers have a long association finding, identifying and cultivating
See PLANT Page 2
Crude Mess
Inside
UBC scientists learn from one of the world's worst ecological disasters
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Savoring Science 12
Forum: CBC science journalist Eve Savory suggests UBC lead the way 2 UBC Reports - March 18, 1999
Letters
Underfunding
not good news,
says researcher
Editor:
I am disturbed by the
discordance between the
headline "Medical researchers
garner MRC millions" [UBC
Reports, Feb. 18) and the
substance of the article which
is that only 15 out of 99
applications for funding were
successful and that, of the
$108 million awarded by the
MRC, only $4.5 million came
to UBC. (Given the size of the
population of British Columbia
and UBC's claims to be second
to none, we should have won
10-15 per cent ofthe awarded
Plant
Continued from Page 1
native plants. Many native species are selected by the Botanical Garden for development as
cultivars and introduced to commercial nurseries in B.C. and
around the world.
The Native Plant Celebration
and Sale is at the UBC Botanical
Garden, 6804 Southwest Marine Dr. Call (604) 822-9666, or
(604) 420-4584 for more information.
The event is sponsored by the
City of Vancouver Waterworks
Design, Water Conservation Program.
LETTERS POLICY
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university community. Letters must be signed and include an address
and phone number for verification. Please limit letters, which may be
edited for length, style and clarity, to 300 words. Deadline is 10 days
before publication date. Submit letters in person or by mail to the UBC
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funds with a success rate of 25
to 30 out of 99).
The news is bad news. Either
you should not have published
an article on the results of the
competition or you should have
used a headline that reflected
the real substance of the
results of the competition. But
to try to portray bad news as
some form of good news is spin
doctoring of the most abject
political character.
It is something that we have
grown to assume is the norm
for government and company
press releases, but surely not in
a university news publication.
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Public Information
Meeting
on the
Comprehensive Community Plan
UBC Campus
for the
Thursday, March 25,1999,
12:30-2pm, Ponderosa Room,
Ponderosa Building, 2071 West Mall
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Tuesday, March 30,1999,
7:30-9pitl, Rooms 214-216,
Student Union Building,
6138 Student Union Blvd.
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The Official Community Plan (OCP) for UBC provides a vision and goals for future development
broad land use designations, and objectives for more detailed planning. The purpose of the
Comprehensive Community Planning process (called Area Planning in the OCP) is to interpretthose
policies and objectives as a framework for development approval. This will be the first of three public
meetings and will focus on issues and options.
For further information, visit the Website www.ocp. ubcca or call Jim Carruthers, Campus Planning
and Development, 822-0469.
Fine a windfall for
mineral research
Major benefits are predicted
for B.C. industry as a result of an
unusual payment to UBC's Mineral Deposit Research Unit
(MDRU).
Last month — in a unique
decision in the history of the B.C.
Securities Commission — First
Marathon Securities agreed to
donate $450,000 to MDRU after
acknowledging it had breached
provincial securities regulations.
"This is an innovative way to
put something back into the industry which suffered from illegal activity," says Mike Bernard,
communications manager for the
securities commission.
MDRU was founded in 1989
as a joint venture between industry and UBC to increase
knowledge about mineral deposits, to aid in discovery and in
locating and developing new resources worldwide.
"Mineral exploration research
and education was diminishing
when MDRU was created," says
Harlan Meade, president of Expatriate Resources Ltd., one of
MDRU's industry partners. "In its
short history it has helped establish excellence and technical expertise, which is restoring investor confidence. That's being recognized in this ruling ofthe regulatory securities commission."
The payment is part of the
final settlement in the Cartaway
Resources scandal, in which a
penny stock listed on the Alberta
Stock Exchange was controlled
and promoted by First Marathon.
The payment will be made to
the MDRU endowment fund, established with donations from
industry, the Vancouver Stock
Exchange  and  UBC  matching
funds. The target for the endowment is S3 million. It now stands
at $2 million.
The member-supported
MDRU performs three important
functions: conducting research,
educating the next generation of
scientists, and continuing education through ongoing workshops and seminars.
Ian Thomson, acting director
of the unit in UBC's Dept. of
Earth and Ocean Sciences, views
the payment as recognition of
the MDRU's positive and
proactive leadership.
"UBC graduates are working
and sought after in every sector
and size of company in the mineral exploration and mining industry," he says. "MDRU research has helped provide an
understanding of exploration
opportunities in the Yukon and
northwestern B.C to name a few."
MDRU also conducts many
popular short courses and workshops on specialized and technical topics as well as managing
social issues, he says.
"It has exceeded our wildest
dreams," says Peter Bradshaw,
president of First Point Minerals
Corp., co-founder of MDRU and
chair of its fund-raising committee. "Our company has only seven
full-time employees, but an association with the UBC research
unit gives us an ability to conduct research which would otherwise be impossible."
"There is no question that MDRU
has made a significant contribution to raising the quality of work
and credibility of the industry and
the endowment will only enhance
its ability to continue to play that
key role," he says.
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Sea otters were among the many victims when the oil tanker Exxon Valdez
ran aground 10 years ago. The environmental catastrophe spilled 186
million litres of crude oil over 2,100 kilometres of pristine coastline in
Alaska's Prince William Sound. An estimated 300,000 birds and thousands
more wildlife and sea creatures were killed. Exxon paid billions of dollars
in clean-up costs, fines and settlements, some of which has funded
scientific research in the wake of the disaster.
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Students help swat
millennium bug
Student SWAT teams are the latest recruits in the battle to beat the
millennium bug on campus.
"We've enlisted students to conduct on-site visits to test personal computer hardware and to inventory software for Y2K compliance," says Nadine
Hofmann, Y2K project co-ordinator at UBC's ITServices. 'To date, we've
trained seven students to help departments address their Y2K problems.
More members will be added according to demand."
The SWAT teams are just one of the resources offered by ITServices on a
fee-for-service basis.
Other services available for a fee include:
T2K inventory: ITServices provides a secure Oracle database with
friendly Web interface to help departments create the required audit report
of equipment inventoried for Y2K compliance.
Y2K Intranet: This tool provides a central location to post departmental
Y2K progress reports. It can be hosted on the department or faculty Web
server or on ITServices' Web server.
Upgrades: ITServices can help with system upgrades and replacement for
personal computers and laptops and assess servers and network operating
systems.
ITServices also provides the following free services:
T2K Kit: Available from ITServices Customer Support Centre, this floppy
disk contains Y2K general information and links to software and hardware
vendor Y2K Web sites. Also included is the program 2000.exe, which tests
the Real Time Clock (RTC) and the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) of the
PC. A one-page "How to Use" document accompanies the disk.
Y2K Project Guide: A set of instructions to guide departments through
the steps needed to reach Y2K compliance. The guide includes a list of all
the equipment that can be affected by the Y2K bug and is available directly
from the Y2K Web site at http://www.itservices.ubc.ca/year2000.
T2K Project Schedule: An example of a timeline schedule featuring key
tasks that need to be achieved this year to ensure Y2K compliance of
equipment and software. The schedule is available on the Y2K Web site.
For more information about these services or other Y2K enquiries call
(604) 822-2008, fax 822-5116, e-mail help@itservices.ubc.ca or check the
Web page at http://www.itservices.ubc.ca/year2000.
Experts probe Valdez
spill's 10-year legacy
by Bruce Mason
Staff writer
Just after midnight on March 24,1989,
the Exxon Valdez oil spill seized world
attention. As the 10th anniversary ofthe
Alaskan ecological disaster approaches,
researchers at UBC's Fisheries Centre
are using a new method to help answer
the key question then and now: what is
the lasting impact of this catastrophe?
Tom Okey, a visiting scientist at UBC,
and Fisheries Centre Prof. Daniel Pauly
have co-ordinated a scientific collaboration to construct an ecosystem model of
the main area affected by the spill, Prince
William Sound.
"Many excellent research teams have
been studying the impacts, but their specialized focus has generally inhibited their
ability to answer whole ecosystem questions," says Okey, who helped conduct
an emergency study immediately after
the costly spill a decade ago.
Using data contributed by experts on
the biology ofthe region, Okey and Pauly
have constructed a food web model ofthe
ecosystem and the flows of energy among
its components.
While images of oil-soaked sea otters —
the disaster's poster animal—linger in the
world's collective memory, scientists have
only determined that the area is in recovery, with some species making more
progress than others.
"The sea otter and other animals are
only one of myriad components of the
ecosystem," says Okey. "Otters feed on
herbivores which in turn feed on plants
that support a whole suite of other organ
isms. We need to assess these interactions
to quantify and comprehend the impact of
the Exxon Valdez, other oil spills and other
kinds of environmental impacts."
Okey will summarize the work to date
on the model at an upcoming symposium, "Legacy of an Oil Spill: 10 Years
After the Exxon Valdez," in Anchorage,
Alaska March 23-26.
The UBC-led research program is increasing overall knowledge and helping to
change marine resource management. In
particular, a dynamic simulation routine
developed by Prof. Carl Walters, also ofthe
Fisheries Centre, helps provide resource
managers with new insights into the functional responses of the ecosystem given
changes in fishing or other stressors.
The Windows-based modelling approach is user-friendly, with the potential to give communities increased participation in resource management decisions. It has been presented to Alaska
and U.S. agency representatives who are
considering incorporating it into marine
management and protection plans.
The UBC Fisheries Centre research group
will include the model of Prince William
Sound with three other Alaska models in a
CD-ROM, "Alaska's Aquatic Ecosystems," to
be used by marine resource managers and in
Alaskan science education.
Citing the recent oil spill on the Oregon
coast, Okey says, "It's reallyjust a matter
of time until oil is spilled along B.C.'s
spectacular coastlines. The question is
whether damage can be minimized. The
Exxon Valdez disaster demonstrated that
an ounce of prevention can literally be
worth billions of dollars."
Outreach key to security
office's main service goals
by Hilary Thomson
Staff writer
Two years ago he was a long-haired
biker look-alike working undercover in
Vancouver's drug scene.
Today, as the new assistant director of
UBC Campus Security, Mike Sheard is
more interested in community policing
than busting dope dealers.
"Our goal is meeting the needs of the
members   of this   community,"   says
Sheard, who joined the department in December.
"It's a service we're selling here and we're open for
business."
Sheard comes to the job
with a wide range of skills
including problem-oriented
policing, crime prevention
through environmental design, and more than 20
years of service as a police
officer.
He has worked as a child
abuse investigator, a First
Nations and East Indian liaison officer, a crime prevention consultant and an instructor.
His task is to direct UBC's team of 40
security officers in policing the campus
community of some 50,000 students,
staff and faculty, working and living in
almost 500 buildings.
UBC's ratio of officers to the community is about standard for policing in
Canada, says Sheard.
"We have a tremendous amount of
expertise to bring to this community," he
says. "Our officers know this place like
the back of their hand."
Community outreach is key to Sheard's
service goals. Campus Security will work
with the local detachment ofthe RCMP in
delivering safety programs, such as bicy-
Sheard
cle  safety sessions at  University  Hill
School.
Department members currently participate in community crime prevention
workshops at UBC on topics such as
violence in the workplace, crisis intervention and robbery prevention.
Sheard also has plans to develop a
course on defense against rape and aggressive behaviour.
"These days personal safety is the public's biggest policing concern," he says.
"We want to heighten our
visibility and communication to let people know we
are concerned and actively
looking out for them."
Addressing a departmental staff survey on
UBC's policing needs was
one of Sheard's first tasks.
Topping the list was more
training for Campus Security officers. The entire department will be attending
two weeks of advanced
training at the Justice Institute of B.C., the training
centre for the province's
emergency personnel.
Sheard is eager to develop the department's systems for analysing data related
to security incidents.
"If we study how, when and why crimes
occur we can determine risk and put
together prevention strategies," he says.
Sheard also aims to build the department's expertise in crime prevention
through environmental design, which
analyses building design, lighting and landscaping to reduce opportunities for crime.
These initiatives expand Campus Security's core activities of patrolling and
responding to calls.
Last year, officers answered more than
9,000 calls for security service. 4 UBC Reports ■ March 18, 1999
Calendar
March 21 through April 3
Sunday, March 21
Storm the Wall
UBC Campus from 9am-5pm.
Continues March 22-26 from
10am-5pm. $45/UBC team; $60/
community team; $25/youth
team; $10/UBC ironperson, $15/
community ironperson. Web site:
http://intramurals.ubc.ca or call
822-6000.
Daffodil Days '99
The Canadian Cancer Society for
Spring Festival '99. SUB North
Plaza from 10:30am-2:30pm.
Continues March 24-26. Bundle
of 10 daffodils $3. Call 253-8470.
Chan Centre Concert
Handel And Mozart At The Chan.
Vancouver Cantata Singers; University Singers. James
Fankhauser, director. Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at
2pm. Call Ticketmaster 280-
3311, Web site: http://
www.chancentre.com or call 822-
2697.
Monday, March 22
Lectures In Modern
Chemistry
Progress Toward The Total Synthesis Of Stemona Alkaloids. Prof.
Peter Wipf, U of Pittsburgh. Chemistry D-225 (centre block) at
11:30am. Call 822-3266.
School Of Music Concert
UBC Student Composers. Music
Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-
5574.
Chemoprevention Group
Seminar
Chemical Carcinogens And Human Breast Cancer: Implications
For Primary And Secondary Cancer Chemoprevention. David
Josephy, Chemistry and Biochemistry, U of Guelph. B.C.
Cancer Agency John Jambor
Room, 600 W. 10th Ave. from 3-
4pm. Call Lilian Tse 877-6020.
Mechanical Engineering
Seminar
Small Scale Machine Design For
Mechanization In Developing Agricultural Economies. James
Townsend, president, Canadian
Society of Agricultural Engineering. CEME 1204 from 3:30-
4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
3770.
Institute Of Applied
Mathematics Colloquium
Recent Developments On
Adaptivity For Solving Partial
Differential Equations. Prof. Bob
Russell, Mathematics and Statistics, SFU. CSCI 301 at 3:30pm.
Call 822-4584.
Biochemistry Seminar
Series
Transcriptional Regulation And
Retinal Disease. Anand Swaroop,
Human Genetics and Ophthalmology, U of Michigan. IRC #4 at
3:45pm. Refreshments at
3:30pm. Call 822-3178.
Astronomy Seminar
Optical Cirrus. Puragra
Guhatakhurta, Lick Observatory,
U of California. Hennings 318 at
4pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm.
Call 822-2267.
Intersecting Asian Sexuality
Series
Sex and Text of Foot Binding.
Dorothy Ko, Rutgers U. CK Choi
120 from 4-5:30pm. Call 822-
2629; 822-4688.
First Nations Discussion
Circle
The Documentation Of Hupa
Narrative: 1888-1999. Victor
Golla,   Linguistics,   Humboldt
State U. Green College at 5pm.
Call 822-1878.
St. John's College Speaker
Series
APaleoclimatic Perspective On The
Climate Of The 20th Century.
Raymond Bradley, Geological Science, U of Massachusetts. St.
John's College 1080 at 5:15pm.
Call 822-8788.
Tuesday, March 23
Chemoprevention Group
Seminar
Mutagenic Chemicals And
Mutagenized Enzymes: Using An
Engineered Mutation Assay To
Study Human P450 1A2 Structure And Function. David Josephy,
Chemistry and Biochemistry, U of
Guelph. B.C. Cancer Agency John
Jambor Room, 600 W. 10th Ave.
from 8-9am. Call Lilian Tse 877-
6020.
Microbiology And
Immunology Seminar
Bioremediation As An Oil Spill
Response Tool. Roger Prince,
Exxon Research and Engineering.
Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-3308.
John Davidson Memorial
Lecture
Molecular And Morphological Evolution In The Grasses. Elizabeth
Kellogg. Uof Missouri. BioSciences
2000 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
822-2133.
Mountain Bike Challenge
Stormin' Mervin's. SUB North Plaza
from 12:30-2pm. Web site: http:/
/intramurals.ubc.ca or call 822-
6000.
Moffatt Lecture
Stereochemical Adventures In The
Total Synthesis Of Natural Products. Prof. Peter Wipf, Chemistry,
U of Pittsburgh. Chemistry B-250
(southwing) at lpm. Refreshments
at 12:40pm. Call 822-3266.
Cecil and Ida Green Visiting
Professor
The Dark Continent Of Film Noir:
Racial Metaphors And Displacement In The Lady From. Shanghai
E. Ann Kaplan, English and Comparative Literature, State U of New
York. Buchanan D-239 at 2:30pm.
Call 822-5675.
Museum Of Anthropology
Lecture
Through Tropical Seas - Again.
Carol Mayer, curator. MOA from
7-9pm. Web site: http://
www.moa.ubc.ca or 822-8224.
Anti-Racist Education
Lecture
Anti-Racist Response: Teaching
Students HowTo Respond To Racism. Ishu Ishiyama, Counselling
Psychology. Pacific Space Centre
Aud. from 7-10pm. Reception to
follow. Call 822-5512.
Chalmers Institute
Where Is God When Things Go
Wrong? A Lenten Journey With
The Man Of Sorrows. Nancy Cocks.
St. Stephen's Anglican Church,
West Vancouver from7:30-9:30pm.
$25. To register call 926-4381.
Wednesday, March 24
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Infections In Anterior Cruciate
Ligament Reconstruction. William
Regan. VGH. Eye Care Centre Aud.
at 7am. Call 875-4192.
UBC Teaching Community
TAG Seminar
Adding Animation To Your Web
Pages (Advanced). David Lam basement Window Lab A from 9am-
12noon. To register call 822-9149.
Alcan Stack'em Danno
Spring Festival '99 Aluminum Can
Sculptures. SUB North Plaza 9am-
1:30pm. 1-4 people teams. Grand
prize. Cans provided. Entry deadline March 22 at 5pm. Web site:
http://www.recycle.ubc.ca or call
822-3827.
Dumpsters In Bloom
Spring Festival '99 Team Dumpster
Painting. SUB North Plaza from
9am-3pm. Event. 8 teams of 4-10
people will be chosen (randomly).
Paint supplied. Web site: http://
www.recycle.ubc.ca or call 822-
3827.
Alcan Spinnerama/Total
That Bale!
Spring Festival '99 RecyclingTrivia.
SUB North Plaza from
10:30am-2:30pm. Continues to
March 26. Web site: http://
www.recycle.ubc.ca or call 822-
3827.
The Great Garbologist Hunt
Spring Festival *99 Litter Collection. SUB North Plaza from
l I:30am-1:30pm. Collect Utter on
campus for a min. of 30 min. tbtse
eligible to win a great prize. Bags/
gloves supplied .Faculty/ stalf may
not participate due to the Collective Agreement. Web site: http://
www.recycie.ubc.ca or call 822-
3827.
Spring Birding
Spring Festival '99 Bird Watching.
SUB North Plaza from 12:30-l:30pm.
Continues to March 25. Web site:
http://www.recycle.ubc.ca or call
822-3827.
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Research Seminar
The Role Of Platelets In Pre-Ec-
lampsia. Dr. Keith Williams. B.C.'s
Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call
875-3108.
Geography Colloquium
Deglacial Plumbing Of The
Laurentide Ice Sheet: An Esker
Story. Geography 201 at 3:30pm.
Call Trevor Barnes 822-5804.
Geophysics Seminar
Does Thick-Skinned Tectonics Involve Very Weak Faults In The
Deep Crust? John Booker, U of
Washington. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Call 822-
4108.
Ecology, Evolution And
Biodiversity Seminar
How Much Does Predation Affect
Population Fluctuations In Lemmings? Deb Wilson, Zoology. FNSB
60 at 4:30pm. Call 822-2069.
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Evidence Of Diaphragm Injury In
Humans. Assoc. Prof. Darlene
Reid, Rehabilitation Sciences.
VGH, doctors' residence, third floor
conference room from 5-6pm. Call
875-5653.
The Inaugural D. Harold
Copp Lecture
Prof. Salvador Moncada, The
Wolfson Institute for Biomedical
Research, U College of London.
IRC #2 at 5pm. Call 822-9235.
St. John's College Speaker
Series
The Freedom To Write In Indonesia: Colonial And Post-Colonial
Times. Prof. Teneke Helwig, Asian
Studies. St. John's College 1080
at 5:15pm. Call 822-8788.
Thursday, March 25
Occupational First Aid
Course
Level 1 And CPR-A Certification
For UBC Staff, Faculty And Students. Firehall #10, 2992
Wesbrook  Mall  from  8:30am-
4:30pm. $90. Call Pamela 822-
2029.
Equity Seminar
Discrimination And Harassment
Awareness For Administrators.
Maura Da Cruz; Margaret
Sarkissian, facilitators. Ponderosa
Maples Room from 9am-3pm. E-
mail Joan McBain at
jmcbain@equity.ubc.ca or call 822-
6353.
Chan Centre Concert
An Evening Of Opera. UBC Opera
Ensemble; UBC Choral Union.
Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert
Hall at 12:30pm. Web site: http:/
/www.chancentre.comorcall822-
2697.
International Students
Workshop
Job Hunting Workshop II: How To
Prepare For An Interview.
International House from 12:30-
2pm. Web site: http://
www.international.ubc.ca or call
822-5021.
Southeast Asia Research
Centre Seminar
Media and Democratization in
Southeast Asia: A Philippine Case
Study. Sheila Coronel, executive
director, Philippine Centre for Investigative Journalism. CK Choi
#120 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-
2629.
Anthropology And Sociology
Colloquium
Ethnographies Of Violence, Reading Police Reports As Ethnographic
Texts. Charles R. Menzies. AnSo
205 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-
2878.
Earth And Ocean Sciences
Colloquium
The Challenge Of Large Engineering Projects In Remote Regions Of
The World. Evert Hoek.
GeoSciences 330-A at 12:30pm.
Call 822-3278.
Botany Seminar
Cloning And Expression Of Genes
Encoding Divergent 4CL Enzymes
In Poplar. BioSciences 2000 from
12:30-l:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Cecil and Ida Green Visiting
Professor
Can One Know The Other? Showing and Discussion Of Pratiba
Parwar's 1993 Film, Warrior Marks.
E. Ann Kaplan, English and Comparative Literature, State U of New
York. Buchanan A-106 at
12:30pm. Call 822-5675.
Genetics Graduate Program
Seminar
Genomic Impact Of Human Endogenous Retroviruses. Dixie
Mager, Medical Genetics.
Wesbrook201 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at 3:15pm. Call 822-8764.
TAG Mentoring Program
Faculty And Graduate Student
Pub Night. Graduate Student
Centre penthouse from 5-8pm.
Call 822-6827; 822-0831.
Green College Special
Lecture
Theories Of Modernity. Charles
Taylor, Philosophy, McGill U.
Green College at 5pm. Reception
to follow. Call 822-1878.
The Pendulum Cafe Concert
Series
An Evening With...TBA. Pendulum Cafe from 7- 10pm. Call 822-
8998.
School Of Music Concert
Collegium Musicum. John Sawyer; Ramona Luengen, directors.
Music Recital Hall at 8pm. Call
822-5574.
Friday, March 26
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Outcome From The Canadian
NICU Network. Shoo Lee,
Neonatology, B.C.'s Children's
Hosp. GF Strong Aud. from 8:30-
10am. Refreshments. GF Strong
lounge at 8:30am. Call Ruth
Giesbrecht 875-2307.
Health Care And
Epidemiology Rounds
The Gap - Health Care Needs Of
Street Kids In British Columbia.
Various speakers. Mather 253
from 9-10am. Paid parking available in Lot B. Call 822-2772.
Enviro-Fair
Spring Festival '99 Get informed!
SUB North Plaza from 10:30am-
2:30pm. Web site: http://
www.recycle.ubc.ca or call 822-
3827.
Regional Recycling Mini-
Depot
Spring Festival '99 Container
Return. SUB North Plaza from
1 lam-2:30pm. Web site: http://
www.recycle.ubc.ca or call 822-
3827.
Alcan Slamma-Canna
Spring Festival '99 SuperGrizz
Can Dunk. SUB North Plaza from
11:20am-1:20pm. Web site:
http://www.recycle.ubc.ca or
call 822-3827.
Fish 500 Seminar
Parental Care Evolution In The
Cichlid Fishes Of Lake Kinneret
And Lake Tanganyika. Sigal
Balshine-Eam. Hut B-8 Ralf
Yorque Room at 11:30am. Refreshments at 11am. Call 822-
4329.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar
Ethics And Genetics: Susceptibility Testing In The Workplace.
UBC REPORTS
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The University of British Columbia
Celebration
of
UBC Authors
March 23, 1999, Vancouver Public Library
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
u
You just jot down ideas as they occur
to you. The jotting is simplicity itself
— it is the occurring which is
difficult:'
— Stephen Leacock 6 UBC Reports ■ March 18, 1999
Event celebrates diversity of
Ninth Annual A
Stories by Susan Stern
Staff writer
Mandakranta Bose
The World My Mother Gave Me
Prof. Mandakranta Bose, the director
of the Intercultural Studies in Asia program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies
has produced this volume of essays by
scholars in Asian literature at UBC who
explore the ways in which women's responses to the world are shared between
generations.
The scholars also found that women in
India, China, Japan, Korea and Indonesia
often have similar reactions and ways of
communicating in dealing with life's events.
Bose considers the collection an exciting step towards bringing these diverse
women's cultures within a common, broad
perspective.
There is a sense of stability among
these women which has enriched their
minds. It broadens my own perspective,"
Bose says.
Bose
There is a sense of stability among these women which
has enriched their minds. It broadens my own
perspective."
— Prof. Mandakranta Bose
Raymond Lam
Lam
Seasonal Affective Disorder and Beyond: light Treatment for SAD and
Non-SAD Conditions
Dr. Raymond Lam, director of the
Mood Disorders Clinic at UBC Hospital,
looks at the use of light treatment for
bulimia, pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
and other disorders ofthe circadian system or biological clock. Using it for some
sleep disorders and problems associated
with jet lag or shift work is also covered.
The treatment is usually used to treat
seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or winter depression.
"Studies indicate that bright light can
affect serotonin regulation, which may be
abnormal in people with SAD. So that's
why there is interest In using light to treat
other disorders that may involve serotonin such as bulimia and PMS," Lam
says.
It is the first book that brings together
the idea of using light to treat these varied
conditions and is designed for researchers and clinicians Interested in using
light as a treatment.
Stephen Chatman
Due West. Blues & Bells, Greater Love,
In Flanders Fields, Rose-Cheek'd Laura
(musical scores); Creatures of Earth and
Sky (CD)
Among the beautiful music created
recently by Music Prof. Stephen Chatman,
the most significant publication is a collection of five choral pieces, "Due West."
It will be recorded with 14 of his other
compositions by the Vancouver Chamber
Choir on CD.
They are pieces about nature and the
West for which I have a great affinity,"
says Chatman. "I worked with the sounds
of wasps, trains and chickadees to create
varied moods and musical textures."
Chatman has published 50 works since
1980. Approximately 25,000 copies of his
work are sold as sheet music every year.
"Pop music comes and goes but classical music can have a lasting legacy,"
Chatman says.
Chatman
Gelmon, Olivotto, and Kuusk
Drs. Karen Gelmon, Ivo Olivotto,
Urva Kuusk
Breast Cancer: All you need to know to
take an active part in your treatment
This updated second edition of an
easy-to-read self-help book by three UBC
doctors at the B.C. Cancer Agency deals
with the way women are treated for breast
cancer in Canada.
Gelmon, Olivotto and Kuusk say it's
unique because it walks patients through
each step — from diagnosis to prognosis
— and dispels panic, allowing the patient
to have straight-forward information.
By providing information, the book
helps women make treatment decisions
at a time which is usually very stressful.
The comprehensive book has chapters
about mammograms, risks of developing
breast cancer, benefits and side effects of
surgery, radiation, hormone and chemotherapy.
There are also chapters on coping with
the disease, reconstructive surgery, non-
traditional therapies, physiotherapy and
women's advocacy groups.
List of UI
ACORN, SONIA and PENNY OFFER, eds. Living with brain injury: a guide for families and caregivers. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1998. AMUNDSON, NORMAN E. Active
engagement: enhancing the career counselling process. Richmond, B.C., Ergon Communications, 1998. ANDERSON, JOAN, AVIGAIL EISENBERG, SHERRILL E. GRACE and VERONICA
STRONG-BOAG, eds. Painting the maple: essays on race, gender, and the construction of Canada. Vancouver, UBC Press, 1998. ASCHER, URI M. and LINDA R. PETZOLD. Computer
methods for ordinary differential equations and differential-algebraic equations. Philadelphia, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 1998. BARER, MORRIS L, THOMAS E.GETZEN
and GREG L. STODDART, eds. Health, health care and health economics: perspectives on distribution. New York, Wiley, 1998. BARRETT, ANTHONY A. Caligula: the corruption of power.
New Haven, CT., Yale University Press, 1998. BOCCASSINI, DANIELA, ed. Studi filologici e letterari in memoria di Danilo Aguzzi-Barbagli. Stony Brook, State University of New York, 1997.
BOHM, BRUCE A. Introduction to flavonoids. Australia, Harwood Academic Publishers, 1998. BONGIE, LAURENCE L. Sade: a biographical essay. Chicago, University of Chicago Press,
1998. BOSE, MANDAKRANTA, ed. The world my mother gave me: Asian women's perspectives and perceptions in literature. Vancouver, Institute of Asian Research, University of British
Columbia, 1998. BROWN, DANIEL J. Schools with heart: voluntarism and public education. Boulder, Westview Press, 1998. BULLEN, P.S. A dictionary of inequalities. White Plains, Longman
Publishing Group, 1998. BULLOCK, MICHAEL. Selected works, 1936-1996. London, Ontario, Third Eye Publications, 1998. BULLOCK, MICHAEL. Sonnet in black and other poems.
Vancouver, Rainbird Press, 1998. BULLOCK, MICHAEL and DONG JIPING, trans. Zhishangdehuanjing. (Dreamland on paper). Lanzhou, Dun Huang Art and Literature Publishing House,
1998. BUNNELL, FRED and JACKLYN JOHNSON, eds. Policy and practices for biodiversity in managed forests: the living dance. Vancouver, UBC Press, 1998. BURY, KARL. Statistical
distributions in engineering. New York, Cambridge University Press, 1998. BUTTERWICK, SHAUNA, RAY HALL and PAUL S. LAWRENCE, producers. Supervision scenes: identifying keys UBC Reports - March 18,1999 7
UBC community's creativity
xthor s Reception
Julie Cruikshank
The Social Life of Stories: Narrative
and Knowledge in the Yukon Territory
Anthropology Prof. Julie Cruikshank
has written an illuminating and theoretically sophisticated study of indigenous
Cruikshank
oral narratives. It is based on more than
a decade of personal experience living
and working in the Yukon Territory.
The theme is that one of the enduring
values of informal storytelling is its power
to subvert official orthodoxies — to challenge conventional ways of thinking.
Cruickshank tries to convey the range
of ways several older women taught her
that stories have social lives and that
their meanings shift as tellers address
different audiences and situations.
They always insisted that ancient stories continue to be used to address contemporary issues," says Cruikshank. "In
other words, these stories are grounded
in material circumstances — in the lives
of real people."
these stories are
grounded in material
circumstances — in the
lives of real people."
- Prof. Julie Cruikshank
John Helliwell
How  Much  Do  National  Borders
Matter?
Economics Prof. John Helliwell challenges the popular perception that the
world has become so globalized there is
no economic importance left to national
borders. The evidence in his book shows
that the extent of globalization is far less
than is generally thought.
There has come to be a large gap
between perception and reality," Helliwell
says.
His surveys show people falsely believe Canada's trade ties to the United
States to be tighter than those among the
provinces. In fact, Helliwell's evidence
shows that interprovincial merchandise
trade linkages are more than 10 times as
intense as those between the provinces
and U.S. states.
Helliwell also found movements of people and services are even more focused on
national rather than international destinations.
"It is true for Canada and the U.S. and
also for other industrial and developing
countries that their internal economic
structures are more intense than are
international linkages," Helliwell says.
Helliwell
Daniel Pauly
Pauly
FishBase 98 (CD-ROM. concepts, design
and data sources)
The fourth edition of the only computerized encyclopedia of fish has key data
on the biology of every known species in
the world's marine and fresh waters. Even
better, the book is packaged with two CD-
ROMs with a content equivalent to more
than 200 other books and it is on the Web
at www.fishbase.org.
"Giving credit to FishBase's 350 collaborators around the world was key to
the success of this database." says Fisheries Prof. Daniel Pauly. co-editor with
German scientist Rainer Froese. "Also,
we make a strong effort to incorporate
local knowledge, including 70.000 local
names offish in addition to the 50.0000
scientific names."
FishBase is designed for fisheries managers, researchers, teachers, students,
conservationists, environmental consultants, museums, aquariums and the general public.
Brian Mcllroy
Shooting to Kill: Filmmaking and the
"Troubles" in Northern Ireland
Assoc. Prof. Brian Mcllroy, chair of UBC's
Film Program, critically examines the treatment of Northern Ireland's "troubles" portrayed in films such as Jim Sheridan's "In the
Name of the Father" and The Boxer," Neil
Jordan's The Crying Game" and Terry
George's "Some Mother's Son."
His main argument is that Irish and
British movies, television dramas and some
narrative shorts tend to convey the impression to North Americans that the main
struggle is between the Catholic Republican community and the British Army.
"It's all one-sided," says Mcllroy. "One
is hard-pressed to find sympathetic or
substantial representation of Northern
Ireland's one-million Protestants."
He says most liberal intellectuals and
government policy-makers rarefy question
the assumption that the Republican community is the underdog in need of support.
"Since films are very influential in forming public opinion, I think it's important
to discuss the cultural arena around the
conflict," Mcllroy says.
Mcllroy
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CHALMERS, GRAEME. Women in the nineteenth-century art world: schools of art and design for women in London and Philadelphia. Westport, Greenwood Press, 1998. CHAPMAN,
MARILYN. Weaving webs of meaning: writing in the elementary school. Toronto, ITP Nelson, 1997. CHATMAN, STEPHEN. Blues & bells. (Musical score). Mississauga, The Frederick Harris
Music Co. Ltd., 1998. CHATMAN, STEPHEN. Creatures of earth and sky. (Coastal Waves. Compact disc). Vancouver, Canadian Music Centre, 1998. CHATMAN, STEPHEN. Due west:
SATB chorus unaccompanied. (Musical score). Boston, ECS Publishing, 1998. CHATMAN, STEPHEN. Greater love: for SATB choir and oboe (or Bb soprano saxophone). (Musical score).
London, Ont., Jaymar Music Limited, 1998. CHATMAN, STEPHEN. In Flanders Fields: for SATB choir a cappella. (Musical score). London, Ont., Jaymar Music Limited, 1998. CHATMAN,
STEPHEN. Rose-cheek'd Laura, come: for SATB choir a cappella. (Musical score). London, Ont., Jaymar Music Limited, 1998. CHURG, ANDREW and FRANCIS H.Y. GREEN, eds. Pathology
of occupational lung disease. 2nd ed. Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins, 1998. CLARK, JOSEPH E. Back issues: 80 years of the Ubyssey student newspaper. Vancouver, Ubyssey Publications
Society, 1998. CLEMENT, PHILIP B. Tumors ofthe ovary, maldeveloped gonads, fallopian tube, and broad ligament. Washington, D.C., Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 1998. COLDMAN,
ANDREW J. and JAMES H. GOLDIE. Drug resistance in cancer: models and mechanisms. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1998. COREN, STANLEY, JAMES T. ENNS and
LAWRENCE M. WARD, eds. Sensation and perception. 5th ed. Fort Worth, Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1998. COREN, STANLEY. Why we love the dogs we do. New York, Free Press,
1998. CRAGG, OLGA B. Sexualite, manage et famille au XVIIIe siecle. Saint-Foy, Presses de I'Universite Laval, 1998. CRAIG, KENNETH D. and KEITH S. DOBSON, eds. Empirically
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LINDA G. LEONARD, producers. Bridge Health Clinic: a link to health. (Video). Vancouver, University of B.C. School of Nursing, University of B.C. Continuing Studies and Distance Technology,
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KRIEGER. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a synthesis of research and clinical practice. New York, Cambridge University Press, 1998. EISENBERG, AVIGAIL, JOAN ANDERSON, SHERRILL
E. GRACE and VERONICA STRONG-BOAG, eds. Painting the maple: essays on race, gender, and the construction of Canada. Vancouver, UBC Press, 1998. ENNS, JAMES T., STANLEY
COREN and LAWRENCE M. WARD, eds. Sensation and perception. 5th ed. Fort Worth, Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1998. FLICK, JANE M. and HERBERT ROSENGARTEN, eds.
The Broadview reader. 3rd ed. Peterborough, Broadview Press, 1998. FLICK, JANE M. and CELIA MILLWARD. Handbook for writers. 3rd Canadian ed. Toronto, Harcourt Brace Canada,
1998. FREEMAN, NEIL, annotator. The folio texts [of William Shakespeare]. The comedie of errors/The winters tale/The tragedie of Cymbeline, King of Britaine. New York, Applause, 1998.
FRIEDMAN, J.M. and JANINE E. POLIFKA. The effects of neurologic and psychiatric drugs on the fetus and nursing infant: handbook for health care professionals. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins
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in education. Grand Rapids, Kregel Publications, 1998. GUPPY, NEIL and SCOTT DAVIES. Education in Canada: recent trends and future challenges. Toronto, ITP Nelson, 1998. GUPPY,
NEIL, JAMES CURTIS and EDWARD GRABB, eds. Social inequality in Canada: patterns, problems, policies. 3rd ed. Scarborough, Prentice-Hall Canada, 1999. GURSTEIN, PENNY, DAWN
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strategies. Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998. HAMILTON, MARY B. and PETER W. BOGARDUS. Wills precedents: an annotated guide. (Multi-media). Vancouver, Continuing Legal
Education Society of British Columbia, 1998. HATCH, RONALD B. and JAIHIUN KIM, trans. Fugitive dreams. [Sowol Kim]. Vancouver, Ronsdale press, 1998. HAYDEN, MICHAEL R. and
D.C. RUBINSZTEIN, eds. Analysis of triplet repeat disorders. Oxford, Bios Scientific Publishers, 1998. HELLIWELL, JOHN F. How much do national borders matter? Washington, D.C.,
Brookings Institution Press, 1998. HSING, YOU-TIEN. Making capitalism in China: the Taiwan connection. New York, Oxford University Press, 1998. HUTTON, THOMAS A. Transformation
of Canada's Pacific metropolis: a study of Vancouver. Montreal, Institute of Research on Public Policy, 1998. IRVINE, ANDREW D., ed. Bertrand Russell: critical assessments. 4 volumes.
London, Routledge, 1998. JOHNSON, JACKLYN and FRED BUNNELL, eds. Policy and practices for biodiversity in managed forests: the living dance. Vancouver, UBC Press, 1998.
JOHNSON, MIA, ed. A handbook of graduate supervision at UBC: a resource guide for faculty and graduate students. Vancouver, UBC Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth, 1998.
KIRKNESS, VERNA J. Aboriginal languages: a collection of talks and papers. Vancouver, V.J. Kirkness, 1998. KITCHING, JUTA K. and JOEL A. NEVIS, eds. FUSAC '93-'95 ACEFO:
proceedings of the ninth and tenth meetings of the Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada. Toronto, FUSAC, 1998. KREIDER, J. EVAN, NIGEL St. JOHN DAVISON and T. HERMAN
KEAHEY, eds. Pierre de la Rue, opera omnia, volume 7. (Musical score). Neuhausen-Stuttgart, Hanssler-Verlag, 1998. KRIEGER, CHARLES and ANDREW EISEN. Amyotrophic lateral
sclerosis: a synthesis of research and clinical practice. New York, Cambridge University Press, 1998. KRUK, EDWARD, ed. Mediation and conflict resolution in social work and the human
services. Chicago, Nelson-Hall, 1997. LAM, RAYMOND W., ed. Seasonal affective disorder and beyond: light treatment for SAD and non-SAD conditions. Washington, D.C, American
Psychiatric Press, 1998. LASKOWSKI, JANUSZ S. and E.T. WOODBURN, eds. Frothing in Flotation II. Amsterdam, Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 1998. LAWRENCE, PAUL S.,
SHAUNA BUTTERWICK and RAY HALL, producers. Supervision scenes: identifying keys to success. (Video). Vancouver, University of British Columbia, Centre for Teaching and Academic
Growth, 1999. LEONARD, LINDA G. and CHRIS CROWLEY. Bridge Health Clinic: a link to health. (Video). Vancouver, University of B.C. School of Nursing, University of B.C. Continuing
Studies and Distance Technology, 1998. LOEFFLER, PETER and JACK STEWART, eds. Selected works, 1936-1996. [Michael Bullock]. London, Ontario, Third Eye Publications, 1998.
MacCORMACK, JAMES and ROBERT E. RANGNO, eds. Therapeutic choices. 2nd ed. Ottawa, Canadian Pharmacists Association, 1998. MacENTEE, MICHAEL I. The complete denture:
a clinical pathway. Chicago, Quintessence Publishing Co., 1998. McGOWAN, SHARON A. Soul communion. (Video). Vancouver, Blue Heron Media Ltd., 1998. MclLROY, BRIAN. Shooting
to kill: filmmaking and the "troubles" in Northern Ireland. Trowbridge, Flicks Books, 1998. MAURICE, WILLIAM L. Sexual medicine in primary care. St. Louis, Mosby Year Book, 1998. MIRENDA,
PAT and DAVID BEUKELMAN. Augmentative and alternative communication: management of severe communication disorders in children and adults. 2nd ed. Baltimore, P.H. Brookes
Publishing Co., 1998. NADEL, IRA B., ed. Cambridge companion to Ezra Pound. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1998. NAGATANI, KEIZO and DAVID W. EDGINGTON, eds. Japan
and the west: the perception gap. Aldershot, U.K., Ashgate, 1998. NEW, WILLIAM H. Borderlands: how we talk about Canada. Vancouver, UBC Press, 1998. NEW, WILLIAM H. Reading
Mansfield and metaphors of form. Montreal, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998. NEW, WILLIAM H. and VIVIAN BEVIS. Vanilla gorilla. Vancouver, Ronsdale Press, 1998. NEWELL,
Dl ANNE and ROSEMARY E. OMMER, eds. Fishing places, fishing people: traditions and issues in Canadian small-scale fisheries. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1998.0'BRIAN, JOHN.
More Los Angeles apartments. Vancouver, VAFS/Collapse Editions, 1998. OTTOSON, JUDITH and LAWRENCE W. GREEN. Community and population health. 8th ed. Boston, WCB/
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1997. PAULHUS, DELROY. The Paulhus deception scales: reference manual. Toronto, Multi-health Systems, 1998. PAULY, DANIEL and F.C. GAYANILO, Jr., eds. FAO-ICLARM stock
assessment tools: reference manual. Rome, International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management, 1997. PAULY, DANIEL and R. FROESE, eds. FishBase 98: concepts, design
and data sources. Manila, International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management, 1998. PAULY, DANIEL and JACQUES MOREAU, translator. Methodes pour revaluation des
ressources halieutiques. Toulouse, Cepadues-editions, 1997. PAULY, DANIEL, PAUL J.B. HART and TONY PITCHER, eds. Reinventing fisheries management. Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic
Publishers, 1998. PAULY, DANIEL and GERONIMO SILVESTRE, eds. Status and management of tropical coastal fisheries in Asia. Manila, International Center for Living Aquatic Resources
Management, 1997. PENFOLD, P. SUSAN. Sexual abuse by health professionals. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1998. PITCHER, TONY, PAUL J.B. HART and DANIEL PAULY, eds.
Reinventing fisheries management. Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Press, 1998. PRATT, DANIEL D. Five perspectives on teaching in adult and higher education. Malabar, Fla., Krieger
Publishing Co., 1998. PUE, W. WESLEY, ed. Lawyering for a fragmented world. Abingdon, Oxfordshire, U.K., Carfax Publishing Co., 1998. QUARTERMAIN, PETER and RICHARD CADDEL,
eds. Other British and Irish poetry since 1970. Hanover, University Press of New England, 1998. RACHMAN, STANLEY. Anxiety. Hove, U.K., Psychology Press, 1998. RACHMAN, STANLEY
and PADMAL de SILVA. Obsessive-compulsive disorder: the facts. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1998. RANGNO, ROBERT E., and JAMES McCORMACK, eds. Therapeutic choices.
2nd ed. Ottawa, Canadian Pharmacists Association, 1998. RAY, ARTHUR J. Indians in the fur trade: their role as trappers, hunters, and middlemen in the lands southwest of Hudson Bay,
1660-1870. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1998. REEDER, KENNETH. EDUBBA: the learning engine. (CD-ROM). Vancouver, Lunny Communications Group, 1998. RESNICK, PHILIP.
Nijuisseiki no min. (Twenty-first century democracy). Tokyo, Ochanomizu-shobo, 1998. ROCHE, JOERG and MARK WEBBER. Breve gramatica: Aleman. Barcelona, Wagner Idiomas y
Difusion, 1997. ROSENGARTEN, HERBERT and JANE M. FLICK, eds. The Broadview reader. 3rd ed. Peterborough, Broadview Press, 1998. SELMAN, GORDON. The foundations of adult
education in Canada. 2nd ed. Toronto, Thompson Educational Pub., 1998. SHAW, KAREN, compiler. Luscious, lovely and finger-lickin' good: recipes submitted by UBC Library cooks. White
Rock, 1998. SIEMENS, ALFRED H. A favored place: San Juan River wetlands, central Veracruz, A.D. 500 to the present. Austin, University of Texas Press, 1998. SILVERMAN, ROBERT.
Beethoven: three great sonatas. (Compact disc). Vancouver, Orpheum Masters, 1998. SLAYMAKER, OLAV and TOM SPENCER. Physical geography and global environmental change.
Harlow, England, Longman, 1998. SMITH, PAUL L., ed. Field guide for the fifth international symposium on the Jurassic system. Vancouver, International Union of Geological Sciences, 1998.
SOLECKI, JAN J. Escape to life. North Vancouver, Jotolusa Trade and Management Inc., 1998. STANWOOD, PAUL G. Izaak Walton. Twayne, Prentice Hall International, 1998. STANWOOD,
PAUL G. and DAVID A. KENT, eds;Selected prose of Christina Rossetti. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1998. STEWART, JACK and PETER LOEFFLER, eds. Selected works, 1936-1996.
[Michael Bullock]. London, Ontario, Third Eye Publications, 1998. STRONG-BOAG, VERONICA, JOAN ANDERSON, AVIGAIL EISENBERG and SHERRILL E. GRACE, eds. Painting the
maple: essays on race, gender, and the construction of Canada. Vancouver, UBC Press, 1998. STUCHNER, JOAN B. The Kugel Valley klezmer band. Richmond Hill, North Winds Press,
1998. SUZUKI, DAVID T. Earth time: essays. St. Leonards, NSW, Allen & Unwin, 1998. SUZUKI, DAVID T. The tree suitcase. New York, Sommerville House, 1999. SVENDSEN, LINDA
J., producer. At the end of the day: the Sue Rodriguez story. (Video & script). Vancouver, CBC, 1998. TAN, JOSEPH K.H. and SAMUEL SHAPS, eds. Health decision support systems.
Gaithersburg, Md., Aspen Publishers, 1998. TENZER, MICHAEL. Balinese music. Berkeley, Periplus Editions, 1998. TESTER, FRANK, NANCY POLLAK and RICHARD VEDAN. Critical
choices, turbulent times: a community workbook on social programs. Vancouver, School of Social Work, University of British Columbia, 1998. UHLMANN, PETER. Flowing the Tai Chi way:
a Tai Chi master and his student. San Francisco, China Books and Periodicals Incorporated, 1998. VAN KOOTEN, G.C., G.H. PETERS and G.A.A. WOSSINK, eds. Economics of agro-
chemicals: an international overview of use patterns, technical and institutional determinants, policies and perspectives. Brookfield, Ashgate, 1998. VAN KOOTEN, G.C., LOUISE ARTHUR,
ILAN B. VERTINSKY and BILL WILSON, eds. Forest policy: international case studies. New York, Cabi Publishing, 1998. VEDAN, RICHARD, NANCY POLLAK and FRANK TESTER. Critical
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WILSON and G.C. VAN KOOTEN, eds. Forest policy: international case studies. New York, Cabi Publishing, 1998. WARD, LAWRENCE M., STANLEY COREN and JAMES T. ENNS, eds.
Sensation and perception. 5th ed. Fort Worth, Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1998. WILLINSKY, JOHN. Learning to divide the world: education at empire's end. Minneapolis, University
of Minnesota Press, 1998. Wilson, Erik and Patricia Hoy. Music for cello and piano [Stephen Chatman]. (World Premiere Recording - Compact disc). Vancouver, Edward Norman Productions,
1998. ZIEMBA, WILLIAM T. and JOHN M. MULVEY. Worldwide asset and liability modeling. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1998. Calendar
UBC Reports ■ March 18, 1999 9
March 21 through April 3
Bryan Williams-Jones. Centre for
Applied Ethics. UBC Hosp.,
Koerner Pavilion G-279 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9302.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Seminar
Nitric Oxide And Superoxide In
The Heart: A Tale Of Two Radicals. Asst. Prof. Rick Schulz,
Pediatrics and Pharmacology, U
of Alberta. Cunningham 160 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-4645.
School Of Music Concert
Collegium Musicum. John Saw-
yer/Ramona Luengen, directors.
Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm.
Call 822-5574.
Electrical And Computer
Engineering Seminar
Efficient Video Communications
For Error-Prone Environments.
Faouzi Kossentini. MacLeod 214
from 12:30-lpm. Refreshments.
Call 822-2405.
Physical Chemistry
Seminar
Surface Crystallography With
Low-Energy Electron Diffraction.
Madiba Saidy. Chemistry D-225
(centre block) at 4pm. Call 822-
3266.
Asian Studies Speaker
Series
A Failed Revolution in Korean
Writing: The Attempts to Latinize
Korean Writing in the Soviet Far
East, 1930 - 1934. Ross King.
CK Choi 120 from 3:30-5pm.
Web site: www.assa.ca or call
822-2629.
International House Dance
International House at 8pm.
Admission $3. Web site: http://
www.international.ubc.ca or call
822-5021.
Chan Centre Concert
An Evening Of Opera. UBC Opera
Ensemble; UBC Choral Union.
Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert
Hall at 8pm. Web site: http://
www.chancentre.com or call 822-
2697.
Saturday, March 27
UBC Teaching Community
TAG Seminar
Time And Stress Management.
David Lam basement seminar
room from 10am-3pm. To register call 822-9149.
Chan Centre Concert
An Evening of Opera. UBC Opera
Ensemble; UBC Choral Union.
Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 8pm. Web site: http: /
/www.chancentre.com or call
822-2697.
Vancouver Institute
Lecture
Multicultural Women's Films:
Resisting Current Stereotypes.
E. Ann Kaplan, English and Comparative Literature, State U of
New York. IRC #2 at 8:15pm.
Call 822-3131.
Sunday, March 28
Chan Centre Concert
An Evening of Opera. UBC Opera
Ensemble: UBC Choral Union.
Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 2pm. Web site: http: /
/www.chancentre.com or call
822-2697.
Monday, March 29
Cellulose Workshop
Recent Advances On Cellulose
Science Using Physiochemical
Techniques. TetsuoKondo. Hebb
13from 10-1 lam. Call 822-3480.
Mechanical Engineering
Seminar
The Evolution Of Fuel Cells Toward Mass Production. Thomas
Uhr, process development manager, Ballard Power Systems.
CEME 1204 from 3:30-4:30pm.
Refreshments, Call 822-3770.
Biochemistry Seminar Series
The Heat Shock Response And
The Stress Of Misfolded Proteins.
Richard Morimoto Northwestern
U. IRC #4 at 3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-3178.
Astronomy Seminar
High Proper Motion Stars In The
Vicinity Of Sgr A*: Evidence For A
Supermassive Blackhole. Andrea
Ghez, UCLA. Hennings 318 at 4pm.
Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-
2267.
Brenda/David McLean
Canadian Studies Lecture
Ambiguities Of The Colonial Encounter. R. Cole Harris, Geography. Green College at 5pm. Call
822-1878.
Chan Centre Concert
Vancouver Secondary Schools'
String Orchestra. Chan Centre
Chan Shun Concert Hall at 7pm.
Admission by donation. Web site:
http://www.chancentre.com or
call 822-2697.
Thematic Lecture Series
What Is Tradition When It Is Not
Invented?: A Liberal Tradition?
Daniel Rodgers, History, Princeton
U. Green College at 7:30pm. Call
822-1878.
St. John's College Speaker
Series
Sex. Dr. Juhu Kamra, Clinical
Epidemiology. St. John's College
Fairmont Lounge at 8pm. Call 822-
8788.
Tuesday, March 30
UBC Teaching Community
TAG Seminar
Peer Editing. David Lam basement
seminar room from 9:30am-
12:30pm. To register call 822-9149.
Fish 500 Seminar
A Successful Protocol Used To
Solve By-Catch Problems: Examples From Prawn-Trawling And
Tuna Purse-Seining. Steve
Kennelly, Fisheries Research Institute. Hut B-8 Ralf Yorque Room
at 11:30am. Refreshments at
1 lam. Call 822-4329.
Microbiology And
Immunology Seminar
The Role Of Adapter Proteins And
Docking Proteins In Signalling By
The B Cell Antigen Receptor. Robert
Ingham. Wesbrook 100 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
Oceanography Seminar
Fisheries Impact On Marine Ecosystems. Daniel Pauly, Fisheries
Centre. BioSciences 1465 at
12:30pm. Call 822-3278.
Botany Seminar
Relationships Of Genes Involved
In Tip Growth And Branching In
Neurospora Crassa. Aleksandra
Virag. BioSciences 2000 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Biomega/Boehringer
Ingelheim Lecture
The Secret Life Of The Genome:
Enzymatic Processing Of DNA.
Prof. Gregory L. Verdine. Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard,
U. Chemistry B-250 (south wing)
at lpm. Refreshments from
12:40pm. Call 822-3266.
Biochemistry/Molecular
Biology Seminar
Of Foot And Mouth: Dissecting
Homeotic   Functions   Of The
Proboscipedia Gene In Drosophila.
David Cribbs, Centre de Biologie
du Development. IRC #4 at
3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm.
Call 822-3178.
Graduate And Faculty
Christian Forum
Meaningless, Meaningless (Education) Is Meaningless: A Christian Counter-Narrative In A Post-
Christian, Post-Modern Era. Blaine
Despres, Education. Buchanan
low rise B-221 at 4:15pm. Refreshments at 4pm. Call 822-5176.
Brenda/David McLean
Canadian Studies Lecture
Confederation And The Native
Voice. R. Cole Harris, Geography.
Green College at 5pm. Call 822-
1878.
Thematic Lecture Series
Myths And Realities Of Intelligent
Machines: Intelligent Control of
Machines. Prof. Jim Poo, Engineering, National U of Singapore.
Refreshments. Green College at
7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Chalmers Institute
Where Is God When Things Go
Wrong? A Lenten Journey With
The Man Of Sorrows. Nancy Cocks.
St. Stephen's Anglican Church,
West Vancouver from 7:30-9:30pm.
$25. To register call 926-4381.
Wednesday, March 31
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Musculoskeletal TB. Chris Reilly.
VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at
7am. Call 875-4192.
School Of Music Concert
Wednesday Noon Hours. UBC Con-
temporary Players. Stephen
Chatman; Eric Wilson, directors;
Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm.
Call 822-5574.
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Research Seminar
Recent Advances In Assisted Reproductive Technologies. Dr. Sai
Ma. B.C.'s Women's Hosp. 2N35at
2pm. Call 875-3108.
Nursing Rounds
Tobacco Use Among Youth: The
Transition From Experimenting To
Regular Use. Chris Lovato, associate director; Jean Shoveller, Centre for Community Child Health
Research. UBC Hosp., Koerner
Pavilion G-279 from 4-5pm. E-
mail: edna@nursing.ubc.caorcall
822-7453.
19th Century Studies
TBA. Steven Taubeneck. Green
College at 4:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Chemoprevention Of Lung Cancer. Dr. Stephen Lam, Medicine.
VGH, doctors' residence, third floor
conference room from 5-6pm. Call
875-5653.
Brenda/David McLean
Canadian Studies Lecture
Canada And The India Question.
R. Cole Harris, Geography. Green
College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Thursday, April 1
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Seminar
Cardiac Function In Isolated
Perfused Hearts From Diabetic And
Transgenic Mice. Prof. David
Severson, Pharmacology and
Therapeutics, U of Calgary.
Cunningham 160 at 12:30pm. Call
822-4645.
School Of Music Concert
UBC Jazz Ensemble. Fred Stride,
director. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. Call 822-5574.
Agricultural Sciences
Lecture Series
Local Economy Agriculture. John
Wilcox. MacMillan260from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call Kathy 822-4481.
Genetics Graduate Program
Seminar
Biochemical Genetics Of
Phenylpropanoid Metabolism In
Arabidopsis And Implications For
Biotechnology. Clint Chappie. Purdue
U. Wesbrook 201 at 3:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-8764.
Physics And Astronomy
Colloquium
Astrophysics In 1998. Virginia
Trimble, U of Maryland; U of California. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Refreshments Hennings 325 at
3:45pm. Call 822-2137:822-3631.
Next deadline:
noon, March 23
St. John's College Lecture
Series
Global Environmental Change:
Water And Security. Prof. Steve
Lonergan. UVic. St. John's College 1080at4pm. Call822-8788.
Medieval And Renaissance
Vijayanagara: Where Kings And
Gods Meet. John Fritz. UCLA.
Green College at 4:30pm. Call
822-1878.
Health And Medicine
Lecture Series
TBA. Burleigh Trevor-Deutsch.
Bioethics. U of Ottawa. Green
College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.
Friday, April 2
Public Swim
UBC Aquatic Centre from l-5pm:
6- 10pm. $2 child/senior: $2.75
youth/students; $3.50 adult. Call
822-4522.
Museum Of Anthropology
Exhibition
Exhibit A: Objects of Intrigue. Continues to Dec. 31. From Under The
Delta: Wet-Site Archaeology In The
Lower Fraser Region Of British Columbia. Continues to March 31.
Nunavutmiutanik Elisasiniq. The
official opening ceremony for this
exhibit of Inuit sculpture will be on
Saturday, April 17, in honor the first
official day of existence of Nunavut.
Continues to August 31. Free to UBC
students, staff, faculty. Web site:
http://www.moa.ubc.ca or call 822-
5087 or 822-5950.
Gardens Open
The Nitobe Memorial Garden, UBC
Botanical Garden and Shop in the
Garden will be open until Oct. 11
(inclusive) from 10am-6pm daily
(including weekends). For the gardens call 822-9666 and the Shop
822-4529.
Vancouver (European)
Handball Team
Is looking for players at all levels.
We meet Fridays from 8-10pm at
the Osborne Gym. For more information, visit our Web site:
http:\\handball-bc.hypermart.net
or call 822-4576.
Parents with Babies
Have you ever wondered how babies learn to talk? Help us find out!
We are looking for parents with
babies between four to 21 months
of age to participate in language
development studies. If you are
interested in bringing your baby
for a one-hour visit, please call
Prof. Janet Werker's Infant Studies Centre, Psychology, 822-6408
(ask for Kate).
Twin Research
Are you, or do you know a female
adult twin? We are studying the
relationship types of fraternal and
identical female twins. If you can
help by completing some questionnaires and being interviewed
about relationships, please e-mail:
tmacbeth@cortex.psych.ubc.ca or
call Tannis MacBeth, Psychology
822-4826.
UBC Utilities Advisory Notice
UBC Utilities regularly performs
maintenance work on underground
piping and electrical systems. Work
sites are always blocked off with
appropriate signs and barriers,
however sometimes these signs and
barriers are removed by unauthorized individuals. Please approach
work sites cautiously and respect
signs and/or work crew instructions to avoid potential harm. If you
have any questions concerning a
UBC Utilities work site, please
call 822-9445.
Thinking About Graduate
School?
The Faculty of Graduate Studies
is interested in learning about
the decision-making process you
will go through to choose a graduate school. If you are presently
"shopping" for a graduate school
(for either a master's or PhD), we
want to hear from you! If you
would be interested in participating in a survey please contact
denisels@mercury. ubc.ca.
Research Study
I am a grad student looking for
families with an autistic child(ren)
to answer a questionnaire regarding the effects of raising autistic children. The child must be
seven years old oryounger. Please
call Keri Smalley 738-8025.
TRIUMF Public Tours
An 80-minute tour takes place
every Wednesday and Friday at
lpm. Free parking. Continues to
April 30. To arrange for a group
tour call 222-7355 or Web site:
http://www.triumf.ca/.
Volleyball
Faculty, Staff and Grad Students
Volleyball Group. Every Monday
and Wednesday. Osborne Centre
Gym A from 12:30-1:30pm. No
fees. Drop-ins and regular
attendees welcome for friendly
competitive games. Call 822-4479
or e-mail kdcs@unixg.ubc.ca.
UBC Zen Society
Each Monday during term (except holidays) meditation session.
Asian Centre Tea Gallery from
l:30-2:20pm. All welcome. Call
822-2573.
Female Volunteers
Daughters who have returned
home to live with their parents
are needed for a PhD psychology
study. An interview at your convenience is required. Please call
Michele 269-9986.
Studies in Hearing and
Communication
Senior (65 years or older) volunteers needed. If your first language is English and your hearing is relatively good, we need
your participation in studies examining hearing and communication abilities. All studies take
place at UBC. Hearing screened.
Honorarium paid. Please call The
Hearing Lab, 822-9474. 10 UBC Reports ■ March 18,1999
News Digest
Classified
Individuals working on projects that contribute to the betterment of humankind are invited to apply for the international Rolex
Awards for Enterprise.
Five awards of $75,000 (US) and 10 of $25,000 (US) will be given
in five areas: Science and Medicine; Technology and Innovation;
Exploration and Discovery; the Environment; and Cultural Heritage.
Past recipients of the awards include McGill University Asst.
Prof. Amanda Vincent whose work on seahorse populations in the
Philippines is a model for conserving threatened fish stocks while
finding alternate employment for the people who rely on them.
For an application form, fax the Rolex Watch Company of Canada
at (416) 968-2315. Deadline for applications is July 31.
The Brenda and David McLean
Lectures
in Canadian Studies
R. Colebrook Harris
Brenda and David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies
Professor of Geography
THE NATIVE LAND QUESTION IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
Monday 29 March, 5pm: Ambiguities of the Colonial Encounter
Tuesday 30 March, 5pm: Confederation and the Native Voice
Wednesday 31 March, 7:30pm: Canada and the Indian Question
Green  College
Coach House
6201 Cecil Green Park Rd
Vancouver, B.C.
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for the
campus community
on the
Acadia Park
Infill Housing Study
Wednesday, March 31,1999,
7:30-9pm, Activity Room,
Acadia Fairview Commons Block,
Acadia Park, 2707 Tennis Crescent
To present and review the infill housing study for Acadia Park for
the area bounded by Acadia Road, Osoyoos Crescent, Pearkes
Lane and Toronto Road. This study for increased residential
density conforms to the Official Community Plan and is subject to
Board of Governors approval.
For further information, call Jim Canxithers, Campus Planning and
Development, 822-0469.
The classified advertising rate is $16.50 for 35 words or less. Each additional word
is 50 cents. Rate includes GST. Ads must be submitted in writing 10 days before
publication date to the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1, accompanied by payment in cash, cheque (made out to UBC
Reports) or journal voucher. Advertising enquiries: UBC-INFO (822-4636).
The deadline for the April 1 issue of UBC Reports is noon, March 23.
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POINT GREY GUEST HOUSE A
perfect spot to reserve
accommodation for guest
lecturers or other university
members who visit throughout
the year. Close to UBC and other
Vancouver attractions, a tasteful
representation of our city and of
UBC. 4103 W. 10th Ave.,
Vancouver, BC, V6R 2H2. Call or
fax 222-4104.	
TINA'S GUEST HOUSE Elegant
accommodation in Point Grey
area. Min. to UBC. On main bus
routes. Close to shops and
restaurants. Includes TV, tea and
coffee making, private phone/
fridge. Weekly rates available.
Call 222-3461. Fax: 222-9279.
GREEN COLLEGE GUEST HOUSE
Five suites available for academic
visitors to UBC only. Guests dine
with residents and enjoy college
life. Daily rate $54 plus $ 14/day for
meals Sun-Thurs. Call 822-8660 for
more information and availability.
BAMBURY   LANE      Bed   and
breakfast. View of beautiful B.C.
mountains, Burrard inlet and city.
Clean,comfortable. Useofliving
room, dining room, and kitchen.
Min. to UBC, shops and city. Daily,
weekly and winter rates. Call or
fax 224-6914.
GAGE COURT SUITES Spacious one
BR guest suites with equipped
kitchen, TV and telephone.
Centrally located near SUB,
aquatic centre and transit. Ideal
for visiting lecturers, colleagues
and families. 1999 rates $85-$ 121
per night. Call 822-1010.	
PENNY FARTHING INN 2855 West
6th, Heritage house, antiques,
wood floors, original stained
glass. 10 min. to UBC and
downtown. Two blocks from
restaurants, buses. Scrumptious
full breakfasts. Entertaining cats.
Views. Phones in rooms. E-mail:
farthing@uniserve.com or call
739-9002.	
B  &  B  BY  LOCARNO  BEACH
Walk to UBC along the ocean.
Quiet exclusive neighborhood.
Near buses and restaurants.
Comfortable rooms with TV and
private bath. Full breakfast.
Reasonable rates. Non-smokers
only please. Call 341-4975.
CAMILLA   HOUSE   Bed   and
Breakfast. Best accommodation
on main bus routes. Includes
television, private phone and
bathroom. Weekly reduced
rates. Call 737-2687. Fax 737-2586.
ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE GUEST
ROOMS Private rooms, located
on campus, available for visitors
attending UBC on academic
business. Private bathroom,
double beds, telephone,
television, fridge, and meals five
days per week. Competitive
rates. Call for information and
availability 822-8788.	
ALMA BEACH B&B Beautiful,
immaculate, bright rooms with
ensuite in elegant, spacious
home. Two blocks to Jericho
Beach/Vancouver Yacht Club.
Gourmet breakfast. Central
location to downtown/UBC. N/S.
Call 221-0551.
Accommodation
THOMAS GUEST HOUSE 2395 W.
18th Ave. Visitors and students of
UBC are most welcome. 15 min.
to UBC or downtown by bus.
Close to restaurants and shops.
Daily rates form $50 to $100.
Please call and check it out at
737-2687.
TRIUMF HOUSE Guest house with
homey, comfortable environment
for visitors to UBC and hospital.
Located near the hospital. Rates
$40-$65/night and weekly rates.
E-mail: housing@erich.triumf.ca or
call 222-1062.
FOR RENT Beautiful renovated
character home 3 BR and library,
2 bath, in great northwest Dunbar
location. Sunny, south-facing
sundeck, skylights, two gas F/P,
H/W floors, large kitchen, open
floorplan. N/S. Close to UBC.
$2000. Call 264-8661.
DUNBAR AND 41 ST Sunny, bright
suite in house. Large windows.
Upstairs and main floor. Two
decks to garden. W/D, D/W, M/
W. Private parking. Quiet
neighborhood, close to buses,
shopping and parks. $950/mo.
Avail. May 1. Call 538-6601.
FURNISHED APARTMENT for rent 2
BR, 2 bath, gas F/P, near VGH.
Bright, very clean. N/S, N/P. Avail.
Apr. 1. $1400/mo. plus util. Call
872-3666.
DELIGHTFUL YALETOWN STUDIO
Furnished/self-contained. 19th
floor, city, mountain and water
views. Includes util., secured
parking, spa/gym, communal
garden terrace, weekly maid
service. Avail. Apr. 15/30-Aug. 31
'99. $1500/mo. Call 608-2570.
SUBLET May 1 -Aug. 30. Large, airy
2 BR, comfortably furnished, 12th
near Granville. Handy to UBC.
$875/mo. for two people,
negotiable for one. E-mail:
richelle@interchange.ubc.ca or
call 737-7902.
LG. SEMI-FURNISHED BR and sitting
room in upper floor of quaint
Dunbar St. home incl. meals
(mainly organic foods), cable TV,
laundry facilities and shared
bath. 5.5 kilometres from UBC.
Across street from bus to UBC or
downtown. Parking space avail.
N/S please. Avail, immed. $750/
mo. Call Phoebe, Peter and
Pooky the cat, 224-7074.
Next deadline:
noon, March 23
ARE YOU A FAMILY or older
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Office: (604) 263-1508 Fax: (604) 263-1708 UBC Reports ■ March 18, 1999 11
Drip Dry
Robert Dierker of Ultimate
Bike Gear Ltd. takes a
break during the UBC
TREK program's recent
alternative transportation
awareness day. He's riding
the RainGo. one of two
rain canopies he designed
and donated to the
program. This year's
commuter challenge drew
558 participants, almost
quadrupling last year's
efforts. Winner in the large
group category was the
Microbiology and Immunology Dept. Chemical
Engineering won the small
group category. Winners
received TREK program
memorabilia. The next
commuter challenge will
be held Clean Air Day,
June 2.
Hilary Thomson photo
People
by staff writers
Michael Weiss has been appointed director of the
English Language Institute (ELI) at UBC.
A former principal of Columbia College, an
independent academic college in Vancouver, Weiss has
many years of experience in international education.
Part of Continuing Studies, the English Language
Institute offers courses in English as a second language
to students who wish to build their competence and
confidence in the language before applying for post-
secondary programs.
French Assoc. Prof. Emerita Marguerite Primeau has
been invited by the Canadian Embassy in Paris to
participate in the Salon du Livre, a major book
exhibition to be held in Paris March 18 - 24.
Primeau, author of Sauvage-Sauvageon. won the Prix
Champlain in 1986.
Primeau will give readings at the exhibition and the
book's English translation by UBC French graduate
Margaret Fuller will be honoured at the event.
Alan Donald, Ph.D.
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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Centre for Chinese Research
Director
The Institute of Asian Research is seeking applications from
within the university for the post of director of the Centre for
Chinese Research.
Applicants should hold academic appointments at UBC and
have demonstrated commitment to research on China. The
successful applicant will be expected to take up the appointment
on July 1,1999.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop research
programs focusing on China, seek funding from external donors
for the programs of the centre, organize conferences and seminars
on the centre's research interests and projects, administer the
budget of the centre, and chair the centre's management
committee. The centre director will be expected to collaborate
with the director of the Institute of Asian Research in developing
inter-centre and interdisciplinary teaching and research
initiatives. The centre director will also serve on the council of
the institute.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment
equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.
The appointment will be for a fixed term of three to five years. The
deadline for applications is March 31, 1999. Applicants should
send a letter describing their interest in the position, a curriculum
vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to:
Pitman B. Potter, Director
Institute of Asian Research
CK. Choi Building, Room 251
1855 West Mall, UBC
V6T1Z2.
Part-time degree aimed at
top real estate executives
A Bachelor of Business in Real
Estate (BBRE), a new undergraduate degree designed to create a standard of education for
the real estate industry, has been
approved by the UBC Senate.
The part-time degree program,
to be offered through the Faculty
of Commerce and Business Administration's Real Estate Division, will focus on contemporary
real estate topics.
'This is not a degree that
teaches someone how to sell a
house," says Derek Atkins, acting dean, Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration.
"It's a degree directed at executives in large corporations who
deal with major property transactions, such as Colliers
MacCaulayNicolls, Inc. and government departments such as
Public Works Canada."
The need for the program was
identified by the real estate industry says Robert Laing, executive director of Professional Programs for the faculty.
Laing says the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia has been
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the Real Estate Foundation of B.C.
The curriculum has been developed in consultation with the real
estate industry to ensure it meets
accreditation requirements.
Course topics range from property law, management and development to investment analysis and appraisal, building
construction,business ethics and
urban studies.
Courses will be delivered by
distance education, primarily
print-based together with
Internet delivery.
This will allow industry professionals to continue their careers while simultaneously advancing their formal education
beyond the diploma level," says
Laing. "It will prepare them to
meet the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly com
plex and dynamic industry."
UBC's Real Estate Division
will deliver the real estate courses
and several of the business
courses. The Open University
will deliver the general education and other business courses
required.
To be eligible, students must
have completed the diploma in
Urban Land Economics plus
additional real estate, general
education and business courses.
The program is expected to
begin in September, pending final approvals from the Open
University and the provincial
government. Applications will not
be accepted until approval is
given.
For more information, including admission requirements, call
Graham Mcintosh, manager of
External Programs. Real Estate
Division, at (604) 822-8255.
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Say It With
Flowers
John Heady and Krista
Hewlett of UBC Plant
Operations join in the
Live at UBC Spring
Festival with a ceremonial primrose planting
on the north plaza near
the Student Union
Building. Upcoming
festival highlights include Storm the Wall, the
Stack 'em Danno Alcan
Aluminum Can Sculpture
Contest, the Great
Garbologist Hunt and
the Alcan Slamma-Canna
Dunking Contest. For a
listing of festival events,
check out the Web site at
www.liveat.ubc.ca.
Hilary Thomson photo
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Science and media: bridging the gulf
by Eve Savory
Eve Savory, a documentary science
and environment journalist with CBC
TVs The National and a graduate of
UBC's Faculty of Arts, is the recent recipient of UBC's Great Trekker Award.
The following is an excerpt of remarks
she made at the awards ceremony.
I'm going to take this opportunity to
ride one of my favourite hobby
horses. It's the gulf between my
trade —journalism—and that practiced
by the people whose stories I most like
to tell — the scientists, physicians and
engineers. This university is in a position to become the Canadian leader in
bridging that gulf.
When I look back at my time here,
the gulf between the cultures existed
even among students.
I was in Arts and we were always
marching somewhere—usually against
the war in Vietnam. The science students didn't show up much and we
figured they were already locked away
in their ivory tower.
Since those days in the late '60s I
think the gulf has become a chasm.
Most of us journalists come from a
humanities background. It seems some
reporters take their view of science directly from the Handy Guide.
Writing about science scares many of
us. It scares me. Our job is to get the
story first, fastest and right and it's hard
getting science right. Especially when
you're trying to be first and fast.
So, far too many reporters mangle it,
twist it, sensationalize it or totally miss
the point.
It's not all one-sided. Scientists can
be cutting in their sarcasm about our
attempts — so hostile, they refuse to talk
to us, or unintelligible when they do.
And those scientists who do enjoy
communicating science require courage because some of their colleagues
scorn and deride them.
The outcome of this mutual inability
or unwillingness to do the job right is
public confusion about .matters scien
tific. For example, eight out of 10 people
in a survey of 20 countries said global
warming is caused by a hole in the earth's
atmosphere.
And there's the dear woman in Chicago who ties knots in her electric cords
to keep her utility bill low.
Some in the media have distorted
reality so badly that some people now
believe everything — the water, the air,
the food — is poisoning them, except that
which really is poisoning them.
Some years ago I
watched a demonstration on TV against the
temporary storage of
barrels of PCBs on a
dock in Quebec.
There was a young
man, his face twisted
with anger, as he
shouted about the government poisoning his
community. As he
spoke a cigarette dangled from his mouth
just inches from the face of the baby in
the carrier against his chest.
But there's something else, something
scarier happening.
Increasingly you see uncritical articles in the media on channelling, angels,
healing hands, auras, witches, the paranormal and extraterrestrial visitors.
Jon Franklin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning
science writer in the United States, has
written, "What we are seeing, in the press
and in our society, is nothing less than
the deconstruction ofthe Enlightenment
and its principle institution, which is
science."
Raymond Eve, a sociologist at the
University of Texas did a survey of New
Agers. He points out that as a group they
are often highly educated, affluent and
have the clout to influence school curriculum and research policies. He found
a large majority believe they can communicate with the dead, and that nine out of
10 New Agers believe psychics can pre-
Savory
diet the future. They also believe that
science causes spiritual decline and scientists have dangerous powers.
Perhaps it is not as bad in Canada. But
there is definitely a growing suspicion
and cynicism towards science and medicine in the public.
Last year I did a documentary on the
possibility of irradiating ground beef to
kill the E. Coli bacteria and prevent hamburger disease. I got
hate mail. I was accused
of covering up a conspiracy involving the nuclear industry and a
UBC scientist.
I fear that the growing distrust will damage
our  universities   and
perhaps our society.
Yet, I'm optimistic.
I'm  optimistic  because UBC now has the
Sing Tao School of Journalism. The school's director. Donna Logan, is
committed  to  science
journalism.
And it's because  UBC's  president,
Martha Piper, wants to promote interdisciplinary education and is committed to
public awareness ofthe research at UBC.
It's because Grant Ingram, the principal of St. John's College, is planning to
bring science and journalism students
together — to get to them before the walls
go up.
And it's because UBC is doing some of
the best and most newsworthy science in
the country — and it has a large number
of scientists who, bless them, are willing
to forgive us our errors and talk to us.
So I'm going to give some examples of
what others have done that could be a
model for UBC.
The British Association for the Advancement of Science has a well-established media fellowship scheme. Scientists get to spend a week in a newsroom,
researching stories, setting up interviews,
asking questions, writing stories.
How about one-week internships in
TV, radio, or print newsrooms for
UBC science students who are interested in understanding how media
works?
How about having a lecture about
journalism and the importance of communicating science compulsory for
all first-year science students?
How about the journalism students
spending a couple of hours a term in
a lab of their choice? And not just for
the ones who want to cover science.
How about a Science Writer in Residence? A quick search on the Web
turned up half a dozen, including ones
at Cambridge, the University of Wisconsin - Madison and one attached to
Columbia University's medical college.
Imagine if UBC had a journalist
whose job was to hang out with researchers on campus, write stories
about them and get them published.
Perhaps a position could be shared
with SFU, UVic and UNBC.
Oxford University has a chair devoted to the public understanding of
science, funded by Charles Simonyi
of Microsoft. Could UBC tap into his
research?
And every summer for the last 13
years Marine Biological Laboratory in
Woods Hole, Mass., has offered fully-
funded science writing fellowships for
reporters and editors.
There is also the opportunity for an
additional seven weeks of field work in
places like Alaska, Sweden and Brazil.
Maybe UBC could offer a scaled-down
one- week version of such a fellowship
to a recent UBC journalism graduate
or a working science reporter.
There are dozens of science organizations in Canada — from the B.C.
Science Council, to Canadian science
writers, the biological societies, the
Academy of Engineering and the Royal
Society — which are trying to promote
the public awareness of science.
What we need is a uriiversity to
start at ground zero — with the students— and that universiry should be
UBC.

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