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 Photo by Steve Chan
Robert Osborne (at head table), winner ofthe Great Trekker Award, watches "The Remainder ofthe 1933 Cheerleading Squad"
strut its stuff. Osborne is past director ofthe School of Physical Education and Recreation. The award is given annually to a UBC
graduate who has achieved eminence in his or her field; made a worthy contribution to the community; and been of service to
Hansen seeks $6 million
for disability centre
Wheelchair athlete Rick Hansen,
UBC's consultant to the president on
disabilities, hopes to establish a $6-mil-
lion endowment fund for a proposed UBC
Disability Centre.
In a report on the feasibility of the
proposed centre submitted to the Board
of Governors last week, Hansen outlined
his goal - a self-funded centre that would
be fully operational by September, 1991.
University administrators are impressed
by the proposal, said K.D. Srivastava,
Vice-President, Student and Academic
PRESS CALLS: Psychology Professor Stan Coren is
in demand by the press worldwide as a result of his studies on left handers. Page 3.
America's largest education
association has named
Commerce Professor Peter
Frost Canadian professor-of-
the-year. Page 6.
FLABBY 40s: While Canadians as a whole are
more hearth conscious,
few in their 40s and older
are joining in in the fitness
boom. Experts feel lack ol
self-motivation may be a
factor. Page &
"We are convinced about the
feasibility of this
centre. The campus consultation
process is almost
complete and we
expect to announce a decision
about the centre
in the near future," he said.
Under the feasibility proposal, the
centre's annual operating budget would
come from interest generated by the $6-
million endowment fund.
"The Disability Centre at UBC will
ultimately ensure that every part ofthe
university is accessible to students, faculty, staff and visitors who have disabilities," Hansen said.
' 'The centre will become a national
and international model which will continue to open up post-secondary education for the disabled and channel important leadership resources in this field and
back into the community," he said.
Hansen was appointed to a two-year
term last March to help UBC develop
better programs and services for people
on campus with disabilities.
The proposed centre would address
four areas: services, advocacy, access
and research.
Each component would have a variety
of services and functions that would ensure
people with disabilities have an equal
opportunity to participate in all UBC has
to offer, Hansen said.
The centre would:
• coordinate services for disabled
members ofthe university community
and act as an information centre for the
university and surrounding community.
• be involved in advocating the concerns of people with disabilities on behalf
of students, faculty, staff and the community.
• help make the campus physically
accessible and barrier free.
• work with academic units in identifying projects and sources of funding for
collaborative and individual research
projects into disability-related issues.
Hansen has already approached federal and provincial agencies and the private sector, all of which have indicated
they are interested in financially supporting the centre.
Hansen, a UBC graduate who pioneered the successful Man in Motion
World Tour, is now focusing his efforts
on post-secondary education.
Draw is set
for United Way
UBC's United Way Campaign organizers will hold an 'Early Bird' draw Oct.
17. Anyone on campus submitting a pledge
card or donation to Financial Services by
Oct. 13 is eligible to participate. There's a
chance to win one often prizes, including
a weekend trip for two to San Francisco,
cash vouchers, theatre tickets, books and
gift certificates.
A final draw Nov. 22 of 20 prizes is
open to everyone at UBC donating to the
campus United Way campaign.
Canvassers are also invited to participate in both draws. For more information,
call Deb Shunamon at 228-3034.
Board moves
to discourage
UBC can withdraw its fee collection
services from any university society found
to publish material that contradicts UBC's
goal of a harassment-free environment,
the Board of Governors has decided.
The issue went to the board after the
President's Permanent Advisory Committee on Sexual Harassment investigated a complaint against the Engineering Undergraduate Society publication,
The Red Menace.
The committee concluded that the
March 22, 1989 issue ofthe Red Menace
constituted sexual harassment because it
published an anonymous letter to the
editor containing commentary which
created an "intimidating, hostile or offensive environment," said committee
chairman Larry Weiler.
"That letter suggested that rape is an
acceptable practice," Weiler said. "That
creates, or has the potential to create, an
atmosphere at the university that is totally
UBC's advisors on the sexual harassment policy are usually involved in investigating specific complaints against
individuals, but the permanent advisory
committee was asked by the President's
Office to investigate the Red Menace
issue because it had broader policy implications.
"This particular incident was of a
general nature and a number of people
from both within our community and
outside the university community expressed disgust at the attitudes that come
through in the Red Menace," Weiler
The board decision means the president can now withdraw all or part of fee
collection if he determines — based on
advice from an appropriate and impartial
body - that a society publication violates
UBC's Mission Statement which provides for an environment free of discrimination, prejudice, and harassment of any
The university collects fees from all
students on behalf of various societies.
For example, the fee collected from each
student enroled in Engineering is $18 for
the year.
"What it means in the future is that if
any society is found to violate the policy,
it may have to collect its fees itself and it
will depend for its revenue on the voluntary contributions ofthe students," Weiler
'' We believe by requiring the societies to collect the fees directly from their
members, it will demand that they account for their actions directly to their
President David Strangway told the
EUS that the university will not tolerate
publication ofthe type of material which
appeared in this particular issue of the
Red Menace.
He said the EUS now has full responsibility for any of its publications and if
future ones violate the university's sexual
harassment policy, the university will
take appropriate disciplinary action.
David Hill, first vice-president of the
EUS. said the editors ofthe Red Menace
are meeting this week to draw up an
editorial policy for the paper.
' 'That was our problem in the past —
we had no editorial policy," he said.
Faculty awarded
5.83% pay raise
UBC faculty have won a general pay
increase totalling 5.83 per cent for the
current academic year in an award handed
down Sept. 26 by an arbitration panel.
The award calls for an increase of 4.33
per cent effective July 1,1989, another
0.5 per cent raise on Jan. 1, 1990 and a
further one per cent on April 1, 1990.
As well, the career advancement plan
remains unchanged with a total cost to the
university of three per cent. Full professors will receive an additional $1,000
salary increase, adding a further 0.7 per
cent to the overall increase.
Salaries for general librarians will be
Taised7.33percentonJuly 1,1989,0.5
per cent on Jan. 1,1990 and a further 11
per cent on April 1, 1990.
Minimum monthly pay for sessional
lecturers is to rise to $2,550 from the
current level of $2,236.68
President David Strangway said this
provides for an overall increase of 8.83
per cent, rather than the 8.2 per cent
offered by the university in arbitration
"At this level, UBC will improve its
position for faculty salaries amongst peer
universities. By the end of 1988/89, we
had moved from 17th position in the
country to 1 Ith. This award for 1989/90
will rank UBC 8th in the country," Strangway said in a memo to faculty members.
The university is studying the fiscal
implications of the award, he said.
Strangway added that every step will
be taken to ensure that faculty members
receive their new salary increases and
retroactive payments in end-of-November paycheques.
McBride named
Dean of Science
head Barry
McBride has been
named new Dean
of Science, effective Jan. 1,1990,
after an extensive
national and international search.
appointment was
approved by the
Board of Governors on Sept. 28 on the
recommendation of President David
Strangway. He replaces Robert Miller,
who took the position of Vice-President,
Research, more than a year ago.
'' Dr. McBride is an outstanding scientist, scientific leader and administrator," said Daniel Birch. Vice-President
See STRANGWAY on Page 2
McBride UBC REPORTS    Oct 5, 1989
Mike Carlson (left), Cariboo Forest Regional manager and Robert Kennedy,
Dean of UBC's Faculty of Forestry prepare to sign a tenure agreement which
gives the university legal tenure for the UBC/Alex Fraser Research Forest in
Williams Lake.
Ogopogo still mystery
despite new video
UBC experts agree that Ogopogo could
be the world's largest river otter.
But the group of zoologists and oceanographers who recently viewed the latest
taped evidence of the legendary Lake
Okanagan creature remain baffled.
"Otters are not normally found in
Lake Okanagan," said Paul LeBlond,
head of UBC's Oceanography Department. "But it didn't swim sideways like
a snake or lizard. It swam up and down
like an otter or a beaver.''
The size of the creature, estimated to
be 15 feet long by Ken Chaplin who made
the video, also caused speculation. The
largest male river otter might reach five
feet, according to Zoology Professor
Emeritus Dean Fisher.
"It's impossible to assess its size from
the video image," said Zoology Professor Robert Blake.
His colleagues agree, noting there is
no reference point on the tape providing
a sense of scale to measure the creature's
size, or judge the distance from which
Chaplin videotaped it.
At the most dramatic point in the
video, the creature raises what appears to
be its tail, flips it down into the water then
submerges completely from sight.
Chaplin told the assembled experts
that the tail section was "at least six to
eight feet long."
' 'The flip was too quick, and coming
down at a 90 degree angle the way it did,
a tail as big as Chaplin claims it to be
would have made a bigger splash," said
Chaplin videotaped the creature over
four consecutive days in July. He describes it as dark green with brown spots
and hairless. He observed a snake-like
body and a flat head, approximately 10
inches in diameter.
"I'm not predisposed in any way to
believing or not believing in Ogopogo,"
said Chaplin. "But I know what I saw and
it definitely wasn't an otter or a beaver.
I'm hoping one of these experts can identify it."
None of the UBC experts could offer
Chaplin the conclusive answers he was
seeking, based on what they saw in the
"I don't question that Chaplin has
made honest observations. It's just the
interpretation of those observations that
are doubtful. But I'm not convinced at all
that it's a large swimming reptile," said
The National Geographic Society is
currently working on a computer enhancement of Chaplin's videotape which
may assist in positively identifying the
Strangway praises Dolphin
for outstanding service
Continued from Page 1
Academic, in recommending McBride's
appointment on behalf of the academic
search committee. "He has an extraordinary range of national and international
experience in academic and professional
The president expressed his appreciation to David Dolphin, acting dean since
last September.
"He continues to provide outstanding
service both in the faculty and at the
university level," Strangway said.
McBride. 49, was first appointed to
UBC as an assistant professor in Microbiology and Oral Biology in 1970. He was
promoted to associate professor in 1976
and professor in 1981. Since then he has
served five years as head of Oral Biology
in the Faculty of Dentistry, followed by
three years as head of Microbiology.
Faculty of Science.
McBride has also served as a member
of Ihe Medical Research Council of Canada
from 1972 to 1978 and since that time on
its working committees and those of the
National Institutes of Health in the United
As a researcher, his doctoral thesis at
the University of Illinois (Urbana) drew
international attention and he has since
held almost $ 1 -million in research grants.
He continues to publish important scientific work.
McBride completed both his undergraduate (1963) and master's (1965)
degrees at UBC.
Unique nursing program
benefits first-year students
About 135 first-year nursing students
are enjoying the benefits of a unique
collaborative program between the Schools
of Nursing at UBC and Vancouver General Hospital.
The innovative venture-the first of its
kind in Canada—will ensure more B.C.
nurses graduate with baccalaureate degrees without the need for major funding
increases to either school, said Marilyn
Dewis, UBC Nursing professor and coordinator of the new UBC/VGH program.
Now that the program is under way,
UBC's resources have significantly expanded with access to VGH faculty and
physical space, Dewis said. VGH library
material, labs, and some residences are
available to first-year nursing students.
"We also have increased access to
rich clinical resources for teaching and
there's tremendous opportunity for collaborative research programs," Dewis
A number of VGH faculty members
have been appointed to adjunct or clinical
positions in the first year of the joint
program. Remaining VGH faculty will
have the opportunity to join the new
program as it continues into subsequent
Students meet UBC admission criteria and follow the UBC School of Nursing curriculum.
UBC Nursing School Director Marilyn Willman, administrative head ofthe
joint program, said there is a general
consensus in the nursing profession about
the need to upgrade professional qualifications to better prepare nurses to function in a health-care system that is becoming increasingly complex.
Both the Canadian Nurses Association and Registered Nurses' Association
of B .C. advocate a degree in nursing as
the basic educational requirement for entry
into the profession by the year 2000.
According to Gail Bishop, Director of
the VGH diploma program, student interest in the new combined baccalaureate
program has been considerable. The
program has also generated interest from
nursing educators across the country, she
UBC and VGH will maintain separate
budgets. Fees from the 55 additional
students admitted by UBC will be used to
defray some expenses incurred by the
Extra sections have been added for
some first-year courses, such as Biology
and English.
Marilyn WUlman
The program has moved ahead swiftly
from initial talks of collaboration two
years ago, clearing the last administrative
hurdle when UBC's Board of Governors
approved the plan in June.
Bishop said she views the joint program as building on a long tradition of a
close working relationship between the
two institutions.
"We see this as a true collaboration,"
she said.
Marine phvtoplankton supplier
Small lab has big reputation
Microscopic, single-celled -- few plants
could be as insignificiant as marine phvtoplankton. Yet a small lab in UBC's Department of Oceanography has become
internationally known as a supplier of
living samples of the tiny organisms for
research and teaching.
The North East Pacific Culture Collection of marine phytoplankton is the
only one of its kind in Canada and holds
the world's largest collection of toxic
Collection Curator Elaine Simons says
requests for cultures come from research
and teaching labs in other universities, the
federal government's Department of
Fisheries and Oceans and commercial
aquaculture operations that use some types
of phytoplankton as food. Nearly one
third of the requests for samples come
from outside Canada.
The tiny marine micro-organisms are
ideal for scientific and biomedical research and are also in great demand by
UBC undergraduate biology and oceanography classes.
"UBC students are lucky to have this
collection." said Simons. "What we're
providing students here is not available
elsewhere - the opportunity to see these
organisms alive".
Each culture is grown from single,
microscopic cells painstakingly isolated
from seawater samples.
They are nurtured in a filtered, natural
seawater base supplemented by nutrients
in small flasks or test tubes. The cells
continue to divide and multiply as long as
there are nutrients to feed on. When the
food is gone - a matter of 2 to 4 weeks -
a small amount ofthe culture is transferred to a fresh medium and the process
begins again.
There is one culture in the collection
that was isolated and kept alive in this
way since 1955.
"It's older than I am." Simons said.
The collection was formally estab-
This single-celled organism, shown
magnified by a microscope, is a killer of
farmed salmon in B.C. waters.
lished in the late 1960s by Oceanography
Professor Max Taylor, who is the director.
His research interests are reflected in
the large number of dinoflagellates kept
— they total one third ofthe collection.
Some species of dinoflagellates are responsible for the phenomenon known as
red tide and the recent kills of farmed
salmon on the B.C. coast.
Other UBC researchers using the collection include Chemist Ray Andersen,
whose research group is screening the
collection for compounds that may prove
useful as anti-cancer agents or antibiotics. Botanist Paul J. Harrison's group is
looking at the nutritional value of various
species to mariculture. Taylor's group is
looking at species responsible for the
deaths of caged salmon on the B.C. coast.
The culture collection is also a potential asset for biotechnical research, Simons said.
The collection is comprised of about
220 species representing all major algal
groups. About three quarters of the collection are species from B.C. waters, with
the rest drawn from tropical and other
temperate regions.
Cultures are sold on a cost-recovery
basis and shipped in 10-millilitre lots by
express couriers or air cargo.
The collection receives partial support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Funds received
from distribution of cultures help recover
operating costs. Each year the Oceanography Department covers the operating
deficit, which usually runs at about $8.(XX).
The department is seeking other sources
of funding.
Ponderosa is closed
for construction
The Ponderosa Cafeteria has been
closed indefinitely as a result of construction on campus.
The space formerly occupied by the
cafeteria will house Parking and Security,
Information System Management development staff for the Human Resources
Information project and Hardware Services.
Construction on the lower level of
Ponderosa starts this fall to accommodate
some of the departments.
The offices were displaced by construction associated with the provincially
funded hut replacement program.
The cafeteria will be restored after
new buildings are in place. Christine
Samson. directorofFood Services, has
announced that the Totem Park dining
room is available to cash customers.
As well, a takeout service is available
from the Tree House Trailer near the
entrance ofthe Ponderosa building. UBC REPORTS   Oct 5,1989       3
Curator to take gallery
into its new home
As the new curator of UBC's Fine
Arts Gallery, Scott Watson will oversee
the most dramatic transformation in the
gallery's 40-year history.
Before the mid-1990s he will take the
gallery from its cramped quarters in the
basement ofthe north wing ofthe Main
Library to a new home built with donations from the UBC Campaign.
The gallery has been tucked away in
its current location since its founding in
1948 by B.C. Binning, the noted muralist
and founder of the university's Department of Fine Arts.
It operates on a shoestring, staffed
only by Watson, exhibition coordinator
Mary Williams and students on work
programs. With its low ceiling and many
columns it is a "rather difficult" room to
exhibit art or anything else, Watson admits.
But with its new quarters will come an
expanded policy and mandate that will
emphasize exhibitions and programs both
on its own and in concert with other
institutions, Watson said. New gallery
policies are now being drafted to achieve
a consensus among interested parties on
campus, he added.
"Right now the gallery is basically a
small exhibition hall. We want to do more
than that," he said.
Also in the new gallery, Watson hopes
to consolidate the university's museum
quality artworks, now scattered across
campus in offices and storerooms, and
display them under one roof for the first
' 'There are some very fine pieces in
about a dozen different collections on
campus," he said.
The core ofthe university collection is
comprised of about 40 art works, all of
them Canadian, including nine Emily
Carrs and paintings by David Milne,
Frederick Varley and Jack Shadbolt.
(Some of these paintings will be on
display in an exhbition "Canadian Art
Photo by Media Services
New UBC Fine Arts Gallery Curator Scott Watson will oversee the gallery's move
from its current cramped quarters to a new home built with donations from the UBC
From UBC Collections" that runs from
Oct. 10toNovl8.)
AftergraduatingfromUBCin 1977
with a master's degree in art history,
Watson, 39, spent seven years as a curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery. He has
also taught here as a sessional lecturer in
Fine Arts and is working on a book on
Shadbolt. In 1988 he went to Berlin for a
year and was set to return when the gallery job beckoned.
Watson is not sure yet if the new
gallery will be part of a larger arts complex or if it will stand alone, but he has
been assured that it could be ready for
occupation in as little as three years.
Regardless, the new facility will bolster the prestige ofthe gallery, which is
already an important stop on Vancouver's contemporary art circuit.
Of some concern to Watson is the
gallery's operating budget after the building opens.
"The world is full of empty art galleries that don't have sufficient funds to
operate," he said. "But I don't think
that's what we're going to do here."
In the meantime, Watson is contacting
artists for exhibitions in the current gallery space, knowing that its problems can
be overcome - as Vancouver artist Carel
Moiseiwitsch proved when she painted a
surrealistic jungle on the gallery walls in
a site specific work that earned national
"The space we now have can work if
artists conceive of their work with the
space in mind," Watson said.
The new curator plans to show more
international work, although Canadian
art will still predominate.
"I would like the gallery to be in an
international as well as a national network," he said, adding that contacts made
in Germany will contribute to this direction.
Health Sciences Week
Low gives McCreary Lecture
UBC's Health Sciences Week, Oct. 9
to Oct. 14, features events and activities
designed to inform students, faculty and
the public about how health-care professionals cooperate to deliver effective patient
Dr. Morton Low, former UBC health
sciences coordinator and newly appointed
president ofthe University of Texas Health
Science Center at Houston, Tex.is founder
of Health Sciences Week, celebrating its
second year on campus. He will return to
U BC to deliver The McCreary Lecture
on Oct. 10.
In his lecture, Dr. Low will draw a
comparison between the historical events
that surrounded the Christian Reformation and its social and political consequences, and the current changes in health
and health care.
The second annual Health Care Team
Clinical Competition is another highlight
of this year's Health Sciences Week.
On Oct. 10, four teams of 11 health
sciences students will compete in a television-style game show format. The object ofthe competition is to assess and
manage a hypothetical patient's healthcare problem.
Health sciences faculties and schools
at UBC include medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmaceutical sciences, occupational
and physiotherapy, social work, audiology and speech sciences, clinical psychology, counselling psychology and nutrition.
"The purpose ofthe competition is to
teach students what other members of the
health care team contribute to helping a
patient. The students come away with a
better understanding and appreciation of
the scope of particular health problems,
as well as of the skills and capabilities of
Strong named
new president
David F. Strong has been appointed
president ofthe University of Victoria,
replacing Howard Petch who is retiring
after 15 years as president
Strong, who is currently academic
vice-president at Memorial University in
St. John's, Nfld., has accepted a five-year
appointment that takes effect July 1,1990.
"We are most fortunate to attract Dr.
Strong to Victoria," said Ian Stewart,
Chairman of UVic's Board of Governors. "He has a distinguished academic
background in geology and is well-known
for his work on national organizations."
the other team members," Dr. Low said.
The UBC Health Sciences Student
Research Forum is also scheduled as part
of Health Sciences Week.
The forum, which has been a part of
campus life for the past decade, will take
place on Oct. 12.
Students from each ofthe health sciences will present their scientific work
and exchange ideas. The largest number
of papers in the forum's history, 98 in
total, will be presented, many in poster
form. Others will be 10-minute oral presentations. The topics range from how
mothers understand their infants' crying
to burnout as a form of learned helplessness.
Dr. Bernie Bressler, associate dean of
Medicine and organizer of this year's
Health Sciences Student Research Forum, says this is an excellent opportunity
for the students to present their work in a
format identical to what they would experience at an international, scientific conference.
"The forum also exposes students to
the broader range of work being done
under the umbrella of health sciences,"
Dr. Bressler said.
Health Sciences Week is open to the
general public, as well as the university
community. For more information, phone
Coren in demand
by world press
When the telephone rings in the
office of Psychology Professor Stan
Coren, there's a good chance that at
the other end will be a reporter from
Der Speigel, the New York Times or
CBS News. And the phone has been
ringing a lot lately.
Coren has become UBC's most
sought-after faculty member by the
world press following the publication
of his article in the current issue of the
American Journal of Public Health
and the release of a tipsheet by the
Community Relations Office. What
has sparked this interest is his research
showing that left-handed people are
89 per cent more likely to suffer a
serious accident than people who are
right handed.
All of this attention can be a mixed
blessing, Coren says. Answering the
calls takes him away from his research, but he knows that the resulting
publicity can benefit his long-term
research goals.
Coren and his research associates
must rely on public cooperation for
much of the raw data required for
further study of the link between
handedness and death rates.
Currently, his colleague Diane
Halpern of California State University, San Bernardino, Ca., is examining death records in Southern California looking for the age, cause of death
and handedness ofthe deceased. This
requires contacting relatives of the
deceased, a sensitive issue.
"It's important that the public be
aware of this type of research and see
it as a legitimate area of study. That
helps tremendously when we are
looking for their cooperation.'' Coren
Coren is also convinced that he-
has identified a serious public health
hazard, and using the mass media is
the most effective method of spreading that message.
The high profile does not hurt
when it is time to renew funding,
either. Currently, Coren's research is
funded by the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council, the
Medical Research Council and the
B.C. Health Care Research Foundation.
Among the international media
which have run pieces on Coren's
research are Der Speigel, Ce Soir (the
largest circulation newspaper in Paris),
and Voice of America, the U.S. government's overseas broadcasting network.
He has also been interviewed by
major international wire services such
as United Press International, the
Associated Press, Reuters, and the
Canadian Press, which send stories to
newspapers throughout the world.
Articles have appeared in prestigious publications such as the Wall St.
Journal and the New York Times.
Television has also come calling.
Coren has appeared on the CBS network morning show, the Australian
Broadcasting Corp., Canada A.M.,
TV Ontario, PBS and the CBC.
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October 8 -
October 21
TUESDAY, OCT. 10   |
Electrical Engineering Seminar
A New Method to Determine Conductor Losses
in Electronic Power Converter Magnetic
Components. Dr. J.A. Ferreira, Energy Lab,
Rand Afrikaans U. MacLeod 402 at l:30 p.m.
For information, call 228-6660.
Botany Seminar
Photosynthetic Activity, Development and
Cambial Activity in Stressed and Unstressed
White Spruce Seedlings. (Ph.D. research.)
Mr. Robert Falls, Resource Management
Science Programme, UBC. Bio Sciences
2000 at 12:30 p.m. For information, call 228-
Lectures in Modern
Chemistry Seminar
Photochemistry of Molecules in Microscopic
Reactors. Dr. N. Turro, Dept. of Chemistry,
Columbia U. Chemistry B250 at 1:00 p.m.
Refreshments at 12:40 p.m. For information,
call 228-3266.
Oceanography Seminar
Mode splitting techniques for numerical simulations of stratified flow in fjords. Paul Nowak,
Oceanography, UBC. Biological Sciences
1465 at 3:30 p.m. For information, call John
Fyfe 228-2317.
Statistics Seminar
Statistics Projects at Price Wateittouse. Dr.
Ed Mansfield, Price Waterhouse and Mr. Karim
Ladak, Statistics, UBC and Price Waterhouse.
Ponderosa Annex C, Room 102 at 4:00 p.m.
For information, call 228-3167.
History Lecture
Can Germany Cope with Its Past Dr. Jochen
Thies, Editor-in-Chief, Europa-Archiv.
Buchanan A102 at 12:30 p.m. For information, call 228-2078.
History Lecture
The Past and Future of the Two Germanys.
Dr. Jochen Thies, Editor-in-Chief, Europa-
Archiv. Arbutus Club, 4226 Arbutus St. at
7:30 p.m. No charge. For information, call
Prof. Don Munton at 228-4358.
Microbiology Seminar
Studies on MHC Class I Molecules. Dr. W.
Jefferies, Mctcbiology/BiotechnoloQy Lab, UBC.
Wesbrook201 at 12:30 p.m. For information,
call 228-6648.
Health Policy Research
Unit Seminar
Science, Politics and Environmentalism. Sylvia
Tesh, Ph. D., Dept. of Political Science and
Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Studies,
Yale. University Golf Club, Willow Room at
8:45 a.m. For information, call 228-4822.
Cecil H. & Ida Green Visiting
French Lecture with M. Jean-Marie Le Clezio,
Novelist and Essayist; Nice, France. Paradise Regained: Amerindian Myth and Modem
Latin American Literature. Buchanan A-102
at 12:30 p.m. For information, call 228-5675.
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newspaper of the University of
British Columbia. It is published
every second Thursday by the UBC
Community Relations Office, 6328
Memorial Rd, Vancouver, B.C., V6T
1W5. Telephone 228-3131.
Advertising inquiries: 228-4775.
Director: Margaret Nevin
Editor-in-Chief: Don Whiteley
Editor: Howard Fluxgold
Contributors: Connie Filletti,
Paula Martin, Jo Moss,
and Gavin Wilson.
Photo by Media Services
Robert Kennedy, Dean of Forestry, shares a joke with Soviet Forester Anatoty Petrov. Petrov is rector of the Educational Institute
of Forestry in Moscow. He is seeking advice in Canada on reforming the Soviet forestry sector.
For events in the period Oct. 22 to Nov. 4 notices must be submitted on proper Calendar forms no later than noon on Wednesday, Oct. 11 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Room 207, Old Administration Building. For more
information call 228-3131. Notices exceeding 35 words may be edited.
English Colloquium Lecture
Authorship and Asceticism: Christian Literary
Activity and the Theme of Contemptus Mundi
from Origen to Erasmus. M.Vessey. Buchanan
Penthouse at 3:30 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences/Medicine
Changes in Vascular Reactivity in Chronic
Experimental Diabetes. Dr. Kathleen MacLeod,
Assoc, prof., Div. of Pharmacology, Pharm.
Sciences, UBC. IRC#3,11:30a.m.-12:30
p.m. For information, call 228-2575.
Music Noon-Hour Series
Julia Nolan, saxophone; David Branter, sax
and Robert Rogers, piano. Tickets, $2.00 at
the door. Music Recital Hall at 12:30 p.m. For
information call 228-3113.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
The llizarov Technique - Early Vancouver
Experience. Chair: Dr. P.A. Blachut. Guest:
Dr. W. McKenzie. Eye Care Centre Auditorium at 7:30 a.m. For information, call Orthopaedics, academic office, VGH at 875-4646.
Regent College Forum
Lausanne II: The New Shape of World Evangelization. Drs. James I. Packer, John Zimmerman, Neale Fong and Mr. Derek Mutungu.
Main Floor Auditorium, Regent College, 2130
Wesbrook Mall from 11:00 a.m. -12:00 noon.
For information, call 224-3245.
Rehabilitation Medicine Film
The Brain Series: Madness (Schizophrenia).
Faculty members available for discussion. No
charge. Lab 8 - 3rd floor, Koerner Pavilion,
Acute Care Hospital from 12:30 -1:30 p.m.
For information, call Melinda Suto 228-7395.
Asian Studies/Institute of Asian
Research Lecture
Public lecture. Hindu Sexuality and Colonial
Reform: Temple - Dancing in South India. Dr.
Amrit Srinivasan of Delhi Univ., visiting scholar
of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. Asian
Centre Auditorium at 12:30 p.m. For information, call 228-4688/3881.
Geological Sciences Seminar
Current Research. Dr. K.W. Savigny, Dept.
Geological Sciences, UBC. Geo Sciences
330A, 12:30 -1:30 p.m. For information, call
Integrated Computer Systems
Distinguished Lecturer Series. Robot Beings.
Dr. Rodney A. Brooks, Assoc. Prof. Etec. Eng.
and Computer Science, Artifical Intelligence
Lab, MIT. Scarfe 100,1:00 - 2:00 p.m. For
information, call Susan at 228-6894.
Faculty of Medicine Forum
UBC Health Sciences Student Research. IRC
Lecture Halls 1,2,3,4,5, and 6 from 4:45 p.m.
For information, call 228-4305.
Co-Op Education
Information Meeting. International Assoc, for
the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience. Janet Land, Acting Director, Co-op
Ed., campus rep. for IAESTE. Computer
Sciences 201,12:30 -1:30 p.m. For information, call 228-3022.
United Way Information Session
United Way Volunteers Information Session.
YWCA Services. Linda Ervin, YWCA, Vancouver. School of Library Archival and Information Studies, Main Library, Room 835 from
12:30 -1:30 p.m. For information, call Pat
Dunn 228-6721.
Music Concert
UBC Wind Ensemble and UBC Stage Band.
Martin Berinbaum and Frederick Stride, directors. Freeadmission. Old Auditorium at 12:30
p.m. For information, call 228-3113.
Psychiatry Lecture
The Role of Cortatrophin-releasing Factor in
the Pathogenesis of Affective and Anxiety
Disorders: Preclinical and Clinical Studies.
Dr. Charles Nemeroff, Assoc. Prof. Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Neurobiology, Duke
U., Durham, NC. Detwiller Pavilion, 2 NA/B
from 8:00 - 9:00 am. For information, call 228
Dal Grauer Memorial Lecture
English Lecture. The Politics of Literature.
Marilyn French, Theorist and Novelist, New
York. Freddie Wood Theatre at 12:30 p.m..
For information, call 228-5675.
Chemical Engineering Seminar
Why Spout if You Can Fluidize? Dr. Norman
Epstein, Prof. Chem. Eng., UBC. Chem.
Engineering 206 at 3:30 p.m. For information,
call 228-3238.
Botany Seminar
Flow-through Experiments in 13N Fluxes in
Barley and Squash Roots. Dr. J. Wieneke,
Inst. Fur Radioagronomie,
Kernforschungsanlage Julich GmbH, Julich,
F.R.G. BioSciences 2000 at 12:30 p.m. For
information, call 228-2133.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Cloning and Expression of Calcium Channels
and Serotonin Receptors. Dr. Terry Snutch,
Biotechnology Lab, UBC. University Hospital, Shaughnessy site, D308 at 2:15 p.m.For
information, call 228-5311.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Weekly Grand Rounds. Grace Hospital Staff
Presentations. Dr. T. Martin and Resident
staff. University Hospital, Shaughnessy site,
Lecture Theatre D308 at 8:00 am. For information, call 875-2171.
Evening Music Concert
UBC Wind Ensemble and UBC Stage Band.
Martin Berinbaum and Frederick Stride, directors. Free admission. Old Auditorium at 8:00
p.m. For information, call 228-3113.
Taylor-Fidler Lecture Hall, 1st Floor, Laurel
Street Pav., VGH, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. For
information, call 875-4577.
Astronomy/Geophysics Seminar
Chaotic Behaviour in the Solar System. Dr.
Jack Wisdom, Dept. of Earth, Atmosphere
and Planetary Science, MIT. Geophysics and
Astronomy 260 at 4:00 p.m. Coffee available
from 3:30 p.m. For information, call H. Richer
at 228-4134/2267.
Paediatrics Research Seminar
The Physiology of Suckling and Milk Transfer.
Prof. J. David Baum, U. of Bristol, Royal
Hospital for Sick Children, Bristol, England.
Room D308, University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site at 12:00 noon. Refreshments, ll:45
a.m. For information, call 875-2492.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar
Is There a Future for Engineering? Ed
Hauptmann, Prof., Dept. Mechanical Eng.
and President, Institute of Professional Engineers of B.C. Civil/Mechanical Engineering
1202 at 3:30 p.m. For information, call 228-
President's Committee/Classics
Coinage of Ancient Macedonia. Prof. Olivier
Picard, Dir., Ecole Francaise D'Archeologie,
Athens, Greece. Laserre 104 at 12:20 p.m.
For information, call 228-2889.
Archaeological Institute Lecture
Recent French Excavations in Greece. Prof.
O. Picard, Dir., Ecole Francaise D'Archeologie, Athens, Greece. Museum of Anthropology at 8:00 p.m. For information, call 228-
Canadian Red Cross
Society Lecture
Special Lecture. Infectious Complications of
Blood Transfusion. Dr. Seigfried Seidl, Exec.
Dir., Red Cross, Frankfurt, West Germany.
Botany Seminar
Clover in Springtime. Dr. Mike Hay, Grasslands Div. DSIR, Palmerston North, N.Z.
BiolSciences 2000 at 1230 p.m. For information, call 228-2133.
Modern Chemistry Seminar
Chemistry Down Under: A Crayfish Called
Wanda. Dr. R. Stick, Dept. of Chemistry, U. of
Western Australia. Chemistry B250 at I p.m.
Refreshments served at 12:40 p.m. For
information, call 228-3266.
Statistics Seminar
Testing if a Time Varying Co-efficient Autore-
gressive Model is a Random Walk. Dr. Bren-
don P.M. McCabe, Commerce and Business
Admin., UBC. Ponderosa Annex C, Rm. 102
at 4:00 p.m. for information, call 228-3167.
Oceanography Seminar
Drag Force Measurements on Two-dimensional Topographic Obstacles in a two-layer
flow. David Topham, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, BC. Biological Sciences 1465
at 3:30 p.m. For information, call 228-2317.
Geography Colloquium
Habermas and the Geography of Communicative Action. Prof. Derek Gregory, Geog,
UBC. Geography 200 at 3:30 p.m. For
information, call 228-6959.
Institute of Asian
Research Lecture
First of a series. Images of Westerners in
Modern Japanese Fiction: Adoration and
Castration, part I. Prof. Kinya Tsuruta, Dept.
of Asian Studies, UBC. Asian Centre Seminar Rm 604 at 12:30 p.m. For information, call
Asian Research Art Exhibit
Starts today. The Paintings of Mr. Zeng Mi,
Hangzhou, China. Asian Centre Auditorium
509 from ll:00 am. - 5 p.m. daily. For information, call 228-2746.
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The University of British Columbia
Development Office Telephone
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The UBC Campaign  News
October 1989
Campaign Hits $102 Million
$51 M raised from the
private sector
$51 M matched by the
provincial government
$30 M still to be raised
Jack Bell:
of a Donor
By Rosemary Ogilvie
V^/ne cool afternoon in March, Jack Bell and
David Strangway sat across from each other at
the English Bay Cafe. It was a pleasant lunch,
full of good conversation and good food. At
the end, both reached for the bill. Strangway
finally wrestled it from Bell. "Well David, if
you're going to get lunch I've got something
for you," said Bell. He dug into his pocket,
produced a crumpled countercheque and
handed it to Strangway. Strangway stared,
speechless. The cheque was handwritten, made
out to The UBC Foundation for $ 1,000,000.
Jack Bell tells this story with obvious
relish - it's the sort of drama he enjoys.
David Strangway also found the luncheon memorable. At a recognition dinner given
in Jack's honour on May 25 Strangway noted,
"It was the most unusual and unexpected
contribution I have received since this campaign began."
Bell wants his gift to be used to support
First Nations students at UBC. When representatives from UBC's First Nations House of
Learning suggested that the funds be used to
build a longhouse on campus, Bell agreed. The
longhouse will serve as a meeting place for
native students and faculty. "1 would really
like to see native students going into engineering and commerce - seems like they're all in
law or education," said Bell. In fact, only 150
First Nations students attend UBC. If their
numbers were proportionate to the population,
that figure would be 1500.
The First Nations House of Learning,
with the longstanding financial support of the
Donner Foundation, has recently been established at UBC to help make the University's
1 he UBC Campaign has raised $51 million in private gifts
and $51 in government matching dollars since January
"We are delighted with the response we've had to the campaign,"
said UBC President David Strangway.
"Clearly it was time for UBC to
approach the private sector for support.
With the government match, we can
ensure that UBC can move into the
1990s as a leading North American
The overall campaign goal of
$132 million is now within sight. Ron
Dumouchelle, Director of Develop
ment is looking to alumni to "join
their alma mater in this ambitious
campaign. We will be approaching
grads in early 1990 for their help."
The World of Opportunity Campaign will mean new buildings and
equipment, more endowed chairs,
scholarships and bursaries for UBC
students. For more details on what
$132 million will buy, see the campaign Case Statement published by the
Development Office.
resources more accessible to B.C.'s first
people. One of their objectives is to establish a
physical facility on campus to enhance
recruitment and support services for First
Nations students.
Jack Bell's million dollar gift is a big
step towards this goal. He is happy to note
that, through The UBC Campaign, the Provincial Government will match his gift dollar for
Bell is a Montrealer who came to UBC
in 1934 to finish his university degree. He was
a member of the Kappa Theta Rho, the first
Jewish fraternity at the University in 1934. He
returned to eastern Canada and in 1941 joined
the Air Sea Rescue Squadron. He came out
west with the Air Force in 1944 and has
remained in British Columbia ever since.
He made his millions from peat moss
and cranberry property on Lulu Island. As he
tells it, "I sold my peat moss business and my
cranberry farm and I had more than enough to
live on comfortably and so did my kids. So,
with their cooperation, I developed guidelines
for giving my money away."
The Vancouver General Hospital
received $3 million dollars from Bell and
named their new facility on Oak Street the
Jack Bell Research Centre. He also donated $
million for geriatric research.
Bell supported the Downtown Eastside
Women's Centre when their dilapidated
quarters needed replacement. The Centre had
asked City Hall for $20,000 to find decent
accommodation. Jack Bell challenged the City
to match his $10,000 gift. His tactics worked
and the City met the challenge.
Bell and his late wife Dorothy, Arts'31
had three children. Their son John Bell,
BCom'62 is the Canadian ambassador to
Brazil. Their two daughters hold PhDs from
other universities. Robin is a playwright who
divides her time between Toronto and Big
Sur, California and Caroline is a psychologist
at Berkeley.
UBC is proud to have the generous
support of philanthropists like Jack Bell. page 2
The UBC Campaign News
Kaiser Funds Commerce Chair
J_/dgar F. Kaiser, Jr. will contribute $750,000
to the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration over the next ten years. Part of
this donation will fund the Edgar F. Kaiser Jr.
Chair in Organizational Behavior. Kaiser is a
prominent Vancouver philanthropist and
businessman who is a longtime member of the
Faculty of Commerce's Advisory Council.
Peter Frost, a professor in the Commerce faculty, was appointed to the newly
endowed Chair. Organizational
Behaviour covers decision-making, motivation, conflict management and communication
in the workplace. "It really explores the
human dimensions of an organization," said
Frost enjoys a world wide reputation as
a scholar in the area of organizational culture.
He was recently named Canadian Professor of
the Year by the Council for Advancement and
Support of Education, an international institute
based in Washington, D.C.
In appreciation of Kaiser's generosity,
Dr. Strangway hosted a dinner in his honour at
MacKenzie House on September 26.
Faculty Lead the Way with Fellowship
1 BC's Department of Economics has led
the way to creating a number of graduate
fellowships as part ofthe University's fund
raising campaign.
Faculty initiatives are an important facet
of the campaign, and the Department of
Economics hopes to raise $250,000 in private
donations for what will be known as the A.D.
Scott Fellowship Endowment.
"The department is generally rated the
best in Canada," said Head John Helliwell.
"But some outstanding applicants in graduate
studies are discouraged by a shortage of
fellowship assistance."
Helliwell believes the fellowships
created as part of the fund-raising campaign
will help fill the gap.
"The A.D. Scott Endowment has been
established to honour a distinguished Canadian economist from UBC. It will help outstanding graduate students, especially those
doing research in Scott's fields of interest,"
said Helliwell.
A.D. Scott taught economics at UBC for
35 years before retiring this year. He is
renowned for his pathbreaking studies in
conservation, fisheries, mining, water resources and energy.
When provincial matching grants are
added, the Economics department hopes to
have an endowment of $500,000. Two or
more substantial fellowships would be
awarded annually using interest from the fund.
So far, $70,000 has been raised and over 75%
of the academic staff of the department have
"We are only a third of the way there.
So the doors are still open," Helliwell said.
Gifts at all levels are welcomed. Major
donors are invited either to become Patrons of
the A.D. Scott Endowment with a contribution
of $10,000 or more, or to endow a separately
named fellowship with a contribution of
$150,000 or more.
To obtain further information call Catherine Newlands at the Development Office
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The UBC Campaign
Pearl Roberts
Greg Dickson
Connie Filletti
Jamie Ives
Rosemary Ogilvie
Bob Jemison
Harley Jansen
Carrie Holcapek
Chair in Schizophrenia
A Community Project
1 he B.C. Friends of Schizophrenics
have pledged $250,000 towards
establishing a Chair in Schizophrenia
as part of The UBC Campaign. The
$1 million Chair will bear enough
interest income each year to pay for a
leading professor in the field to
devote time to finding a cure to this
devastating brain disorder.
UBC is already a leader in
schizophrenia research. In 1987, Dr.
Anne Bassett and Dr. Barry Jones
made international news when they
discovered a genetic abnormality that
may be the cause of schizophrenia.
Scientists believe the gene acts with
other genes and emotional and physical factors to produce the disorder.
About one person in every
hundred is affected by schizophrenia.
That's approximately 28,000 British
Columbians and 40 million people
world wide.
Catherine Kerr, spokesperson
for the BCFOS, says that by endowing a Chair at UBC, the Friends of
Schizophrenics are meeting one of
their objectives: to support research
into the cause of the disease. Kerr
describes the organization as "a family
support group." British Columbia
parents founded their group in 1982
with advice from the Ontario president
of the fledgling Canadian Friends of
Schizophrenics. Kerr explains, "The
focus is on providing a place in each
community where people affected by
schizophrenia in the family can find
understanding and help."
The BCFOS has already raised a
substantial portion of their first annual
pledge of $50,000. To raise funds,
they hold an annual Emerald Ball,
bingo nights, telethons and other
BCFOS members hope that the
result of all their hard work will lead
to a cure, but they know that takes
time. In the short run they hope that
researchers will discover what causes
the illness. They would also like to see
medications developed that don't take
sucfi a heavy toll.
By working together, the B.C.
Friends of Schizophrenics and UBC
stand a better chance of finding a cure
for schizophrenia.
One Family's Story
Jwouise Harris, energetic and articulate, is
Past President of the North Shore branch of
the B.C. Friends of Schizophrenics. Her
husband Cliff is also involved and he is no
stranger to the world of medicine. He has a
MSc in Biochemistry from UBC and a PhD
from the University of Toronto. He now
works as a clinical chemist at St. Paul's
Hospital. They joined the Friends of Schizophrenics because of their son Donald.
Louise and Cliff were dismayed to
learn that their sort's problems were caused
by schizophrenia. They had thought, like
most parents, that the teenage years were a
difficult stage and that their son would
outgrow it. But shortly after his 24th
birthday, Donald despaired of recovering.
Leaving a note to tell his parents of his
decision and his love, he took his own life.
On a suggestion from members of the
North Shore branch of BCFOS, the family
decided to establish a memorial fund with
proceeds to the Chair in Schizophrenia.
Louise Harris explains that they didn't want
money spent on flowers, but wanted to do
something positive. "Donald died of a
disease that nobody has the answer to. The
memorial fund gives meaning to Donald's
life and his death."
The memorial fund raised $7,400. It
will be part of the BCFOS overall goal of
$250,000. The UBC Campaign News
page 3
A Heart
in the
Right Place
W e 'open headers* always take the
stairs," said Per Danielsen making a sharp turn
away from the elevators at the shopping centre
where he works as a marketing manager. With
easy steps he climbs the stairs to the third
floor. This 'open hearter* is health conscious.
Danielsen's open heart surgery was a
turning point for him. He says that it gave him
a second chance, "a new lease on life." It also
inspired him to work actively in support of
UBC's plan to endow a Chair in Cardiology.
Danielsen is President of the Pacific
Open Heart Association. His group has
promised to raise $150,000 for the Chair.
Their campaign is off to a great start.
The Association grew out of the Open
Heart Society, founded in Victoria in 1973.
Today, the group has 1200 members across
the province. They visit heart patients in
hospital and provide follow-up support.
B.C. and Yukon Heart Foundation
Backs The UBC Campaign
BC's Chair in Cardiology will put
the University and the province "on
the front lines of research," says John
Hopkins, Executive Director of the
B.C. and Yukon Heart Foundation.
The Heart Foundation has
pledged $100,000 to the Chair, and it
has committed itself to seeking donations from other segments of the
The Heart Foundation was
established in 1955. Today, it is a
varied and active organization. As
well as the Chair, the foundation
supports over 50 research projects
throughout B.C. with equipment,
supplies, technical assistance or
research personnel. For Hopkins,
however, the Chair is something
Hopkins believes that "theQiair
will attract a calibreof physician that
probably would nothave been avail*
able before." Now he states, *'Mie»->
ever you want to train a cardiologist*
that person must be sent to another
province or to the U.S., and you hope
that they will return. With an eminent
professor in cardiology at UBC, we
can provide excellent training right
here in our own backyard."
A Chair in Cardiology will bring
greater public attention to the problem
of heart disease. That's good news for
the Heart Foundation, for they see
education as a key step in prevention.
Per Daniefson, Zipper Club member.
The Pacific Open Heart Association is
known amongst its members as the 'Zipper
Club.' With an amused smile Danielsen
explains that after surgery the stitches and the
scar look a lot like a giant zipper for a number
of years.
Danielsen's enthusiasm for UBC's Chair
in Cardiology is as unrestrained as his
approach to life. He recognizes that improved
methods for open heart surgery "lie in the
research field" and from training with the best.
Danielsen feels that a Chair in Cardiology
would "bring specialists from all parts of the
world to share their knowledge." And that can
only be good for "open hearters,' the Pacific
Open Heart Association, and UBC.
WCB Supports Chair in Audiology
and Speech Sciences
By Greg Dickson and Connie Filletti
M. he Workers' Compensation Board has
pledged $ 100,000 for a Chair in Audiology
and Speech Sciences as part of the UBC fund-
raising campaign.
The $ 100,000 grant will be part of a $ 1
million endowment allowing the School of
Audiology and Speech Sciences to hire a new
research scientist of international standing.
"With this endowment, we will attract
another high calibre scientist," said Director
Judith Johnston. "Our final decisions about the
sort of scientist to hire have yet to be made,
but one field we are considering is language
processing. Cognitive Science has made
important advances in understanding the
mental processes involved in talking and listening. An expert in this area would definitely
help us address the communication impairments suffered by persons with work-
related hearing loss or head injury."
Bill Greer, Acting Chairman of the
Workers' Compensation Board said, "Hearing
loss is a significant industrial disease in B.C.
By supporting this research and other industrial programs, our goal is to decrease the
number of workers suffering hearing loss."
Additional funding for the chair is still
welcome. Dr. Johnston said decisions on the
length of the appointment and the area of specialty will be made when all the funds are in
The gift is only a small part of the
WCB's substantial annual contribution to
university research projects. The board has
given research grants totalling $5 million over
the last ten years.
Recent examples include annual funding
of $17,500 for a vibration white finger disease
study, and substantial support for respiratory
studies of mill, smelter and auto spray paint
The vibration white finger disease study
is being conducted by the Department of
Health Care and Epidemiology at UBC, in
association with the WCB and employer and
union groups throughout the province. The
results of the study will provide a current
reading of the level of the disease amongst
B.C. coast fallers. Researchers found that 50%
of coastal fallers have shown symptoms
ranging from blanching of the finger tips to
entire fingers turning white from the use of
saws in their work.
Researchers conducting the respiratory
studies will gather data from tests involving relocating workers inside and outside the
sawmill; using protective masks and helmets,
and using anti-asthma medications.
"UBC and the Workers' Compensation
Board have a longstanding and very successful
relationship," said Gerald Smeltzer, Manager
of Planning and Development for the UBC
Development Office.
Last year, the WCB conducted hearing tests on 26,000 B.C. construction workers. page 4
The UBC Campaign News
Campaign Building Projects
Through The UBC Campaign, A World of Opportunity
will unfold on the UBC campus
over the next few years. Eight
buildings are slated for construction, in addition to non-campaign
projects such as the new Chemistry-Physics building. Signs have
been erected on the proposed sites
ofthe following buildings:
1. Creative and Performing
Arts Centre
Through The UBC Campaign, the University will construct a centre for music, theatre and the visual arts. It will include a
Concert Hall, Creative Arts Building, Recital Hall and Art Gallery.
Funding to be provided by private donors
including an anonymous donor and the
Morris and Helen Belkin Foundation.
Matching funds to be provided by the Government of British Columbia.
2. Main Library Expansion
A building program of extensions and renovations will be undertaken to expand the
capacity of the Main Library. The heritage
aspects of the building will be appropriately,
maintained in the renovation process.
Funding to be provided by private donors.
Matching funds to be provided by the Government of British Columbia.
3. Student Recreation Centre
The new Student Recreation Centre will be
designed for intramural and recreational
activity. It will include gyms, dance studios,
weight rooms, racquetball courts and other
4. Advanced Materials and
Process Engineering
The new laboratories for materials research and development will include analytical tools for pioneering work in Metals
and Materials Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Physics.
5. Centre for Integrated ^
Computer Systems Research.
The new building for CICSR and the Depart
ment of Computer Science will bring to
gether research groups from across th<
campus and provide shared space for pro,
grams with industrial partners. *
6.  Forest Sciences Complex        7.
UBC's new building for research and study
in the Forest Sciences will foster joint projects between Forestry and other disciplines: Agricultural Sciences, Applied Science, Science, Graduate Studies, Arts and
Commerce and Business Administration.
Funding to date includes a major contribution from Fletcher Challenge (Canada) Ltd.
David Lam Management
Research Centre
The centre for management research will
include a management library, management research bureaus, placement service, an executive conference centre and a
Funding to be provided by David C. Lam,
Canarim Investment Corporation, Edgar
Kaiser Jr., Pemberton Securities Inc., Peter M. Brown, Royal Trustco Ltd., Chevron
Canada Ltd., Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Lee
and other donors. Matching funds to be
provided by the Government of British Columbia.
8.  First Nations Longhouse
< -
UBC will construct a longhouse on campu
which will serve as a meeting place for Firs
Nations students and faculty. It will include;
multi-purpose meeting hall, dining area ani
library. Site to be determined.
Funding to be provided by a major contrhi
tion from Jack Bell and gifts from othe
private donors. UBC REPORTS   Oct 5,1989       5
October 8-
October 21
Policy Centre Public Seminar.
Literacy Policy in British Columbia. Dr. R.
Darville. Room 123, Ponderosa Annex H.
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. For information, call 228-
r      2593.
Microbiology Seminar
The Molecular Biology of Iridescent Viruses.
Dr. J. Kalmakoff, Microbiology Dept., U. of
Otago, N.Z. For information, call 228-6648.
Wesbrook 201,12:30 p.m.
Alcohol and Drug
Education Forum
Student Health Service/Alma Mater Society.
Rick Hansen, Consultant to the President
(Disabilities), Linda Filsinger, Director, Sports
Medicine Council BC and student reps (TBA).
SUB Auditorium. 12:30-1:30 p.m. For infor-
>.     mation, call 228-7011 (Tues. - Thurs. only)
Childhood Revisited Series
Childhood Revisited Series. First Nations
Childhoods. Verna Kirkness, Dir. First Nations House; Oscar Kawagley, Doctoral student, Social and Educ. Studies; Mary Easter-
son, Master's student, Educational Admin.
^ Scarfe 1227 at12:30p.m. For information, call
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Onshore-offshore Sediment Transport on
Beaches. Dr. Michael Quick, Civil Eng., UBC.
Math 229 at 3:45 p.m.
-    Music Noon-Hour Series
f-    John Loban, violin; Eric Wilson, violincello;
Lee Kum-Sing, piano. Tickets $2.00 at the
'      door. Music Recital Hall at 12:30 p.m. For
information, call 228-3113.
Sciences Seminar
Studies on the Role of Cyclic AMP and Cyclic
AMP-dependent Protein Kinase in Regulation of Smooth Muscle Tone. Dr. Jack Dia-
' mond, Div. Pharmacology, Pharm. Sciences.
IRC #3 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For
information, call 228-2575.
Regent College Lecture
Special Lecture - Pentecostal Lectureship.
y Topic to be announced. Rev. Roger Stron-
stad, Academic Dean, Western Pentecostal
Bible College. Regent College Main Floor
Auditorium, 2130 Wesbrook Mall from 11:00
a.m. -12 noon. For information, call 224-
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
^ Failed Hip Fusion. Chair: Dr. C.P. Duncan.
Eye Care Centre Auditorium at 7:30 a.m. For
' information, call Orthopaedics, academic office, VGH at 875-4646.
Rehabilitation Medicine Film
Div. of Occupational Therapy. Dr. Everett L.
Shostrum demonstrates bioenergetics. Fac-
^ ulty member available for discussion. No
charge. Lab 8,3rd floor, Koerner Pavilion,
Acute Care Hospital from 12:30 -1:30 p.m. For
information, call Melinda Suto at 228-7395.
Faculty and Guest Artist Series. Ben Heppner,
tenor. Tickets: Adults $10, Students/Senior
Citizens$5. Music Recital Hall at8:00 p.m.
Prelude, 7:15. For information, call 228-3113.
Faculty of Medicine Lecture
Distinguished lecture series. Magnesium,
Rediscovery of a Forgotten Cation. Dr. Gary
A. Quamme, Dept. Medicine, UBC. Lecture
Theatre GF-279, Koerner Pavilion Grand
Rounds, University Hospital at 12:00 noon.
For information, call 228-4305.
Regent College
Dramatic presentation on Psalms. Paul Alexander, English Actor. Main Floor Auditorium,
Regent College, 2130 Wesbrook Mall from
8:00 - 9:15 p.m. For information, call 224-
'  Music Concert
UBC Symphony Orchestra. Gerald Stanick,
director. Freeadmission. Music Old Auditorium at 12:30 p.m. For information, call 228-
FRIDAY, OCT. 20     j
Chemical Engineering Seminar
Modelling of Coal Gasification. Ms. Yong-Xin
Yang, grad. student, Chem. Eng., UBC.
Chemical Eng. 206 at 3:30 p.m. For information, call 228-3238.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Identification of Individuals at Risk for Hereditary Medullary Thyroid Cancer and DNA-
based Disease Screening. Dr. Paul Goodfel-
taw, Med. Gen., UBC and Dr. Dawna Gilchrist,
Clinical Gen. Unit, Grace Hospital. Room
D308, University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site
at 2:15 p.m. For information, call 228-5311.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Weekly Grand Rounds. Pre-Pubertal Gynaecological Problems. Dr. Paul Brenner, U. of
Southern Calif. Lecture Theatre D308, University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site from 8
a.m. For information, call 875-2171.
Regent College
Dramatic presentation of The Gospel of John.
Paul Alexander, English Actor. Main Floor
Auditorium, Regent College, 2130 Wesbrook
Mall from 7:30 -10:15 p.m. For information,
call 224-3245.
UBC Symphony Orchestra. Gerald Stanick,
director. Free admission. Music Recital Hall at
8:00 p.m. For information, call 228-3113.
Audiology and Speech
Sciences Lecture
The Neural Coding of Relational Invariance in
Speech: Human Language Analogs to the
Barn Owl. Prof. Harvey Sussman, Linguistics, U. of Texas, Austin. IRC Room 5 from
12:30 -1:30 p.m. For information, call 228-
University Endowment Lands
Fire Department
Fire Prevention Week. Oct. 8-14. Big Fires
Start Small - Keep matches and lighters in the
right hands. Curiosity is the most common
reason children play with fire. For information,
call 224-8286.
Alcohol and Drug Education Week
Student Health Service/ Alma Mater Society.
Information tables on Alcohol and Drugs.
With RCMP, ICBC, AA, MADD, B.C. Lung
Assoc., N.A., Al-Anon, ACOA, Student Services and Health Science representatives.
Main Concourse of SUB, 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
For information, call 228-7011 (Tues - Thurs
Institute of Asian Research Exhibit
Chinese Calligraphy. Tenth Anniversary Art
Exhibit by the Richmond Calligraphy Club.
Oct. 8-15. Asian Centre Auditorium, 509,
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily. For information,
call 228-2746.
Sat. Oct. 14
Beyond Power. Marilyn
French, Dept. of English and American Literature, Harvard.
Sat. Oct. 21
The Domination of Nature: Early Modern
Thought and Ecological Crisis. Alan Rudrum.
Dept. of English, Simon Fraser.
All lectures at 8:15 p.m. in IRC #2.
Frederic Wood Theatre
Bloody Poetry by Howard Brenton under the
direction of Gerald Vanderwoude. Wed. Oct.
18 - Sat. Oct. 28. No performance Sunday.
Curtain time: 8:00 p.m. Reservations recommended. For information, call 228-2678 or
Room 207, Frederic Wood Theatre.
Office for Women Students
Mature Students Support Group.
Drop in Tuesdays until Nov.28. Free admission. Brock Hall, Room 223 (Women Students' Lounge), 12:30 -1:30 p.m. Inquiries,
Assertiveness for Women. Basic communication skills. More effective methods of expressing yourself and your needs in a wide
range of social settings - from classroom to
relationships. Registration required. Tuesdays, Oct. 10 - 24. Room 106, Brock Hall,
12:30 - 2:20 p.m. Inquiries, 228-2415.
Women and Self-Esteem. Overcoming shyness and building self-esteem. Free, three
sessions. Registration required. Wednesdays, Oct. 11 - 25 Room 204D, Brock Hall,
12:30-2:20 p.m. Inquiries, 228-2415.
Essay Skills. Three workshops, one hour
each with Nancy Horsman. Thursdays, Oct.
19 - Nov. 2. Buchanan B-212,12:30 -1:30
p.m. Inquiries, 228-2415.
WUSC Summer Seminar
Travel and study in Morocco with 30 Canadian students for 6 weeks in June/July, I990
through World University Services of Canada.
Applications available from Iris Thompson at
International House. Deadline Oct. 16. For
information, call Randy at 324-1094 (eves).
Faculty Club Sunday
German Brunches
Continuing through the end of November.
Main Dining Room. 11:00-1:30 p.m. For
information call 228-3803.
Badminton Club
Faculty, Staff and Grad Student Badminton
Club meets Thursdays, 8:30 -10:30 p.m. and
Fridays 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Gym A of the
Robert Osborne Sports Centre. Fees $15.00
per year with valid UBC Library card. For
information call Bernard at 731 -9966.
Late afternoon curling at its best. Experienced
curlers and those wishing to learn are welcome. At Thunderbird, Tuesdays, starting
Oct. 17. 5:15 - 7:15. Two terms, $80. For
information call Paul Willing, 228-3560 or Alex
Finlayson, 738-7698 (eve.)
Walter Gage Toastmasters
Wednesday. Public Speaking Club Meeting.
Speeches and tabletopics. Guests are welcome. For information call Sulan at 597-8754,
SUB 7:30 p.m.
Psychiatry Study
Subjects (adults age 30 and above) are needed
for a personality questionnaire study being
conducted at the UBC Dept. of Psychiatry.
Participants will receive $15 and a personality
assessment. For more information, or to
volunteer, please call 228-7895.
Counselling Psychology Study
Directed towards helping people overcome
shyness or social anxiety problems. Participants will listen to an audiotape for three
sittings of approximately 45 minutes each. All
enquiries will remain strictly confidential. Volunteers please telephone Tess Hodge at
Psychology Study
Opinions of teenage girls and their parents on
important issues surfacing in family life. Volunteers needed: 13-19 year old girls and one
or both of their parents fori to 1 1\2 hours. For
information, please call Lori Taylor at 733-
International House
Language Exchange
Free service to match up people who want to
exchange their language for another. At
present, many Japanese and Mandarin speak
ers wish to exchange their languages for
English. For information call 228-5021 and
ask for Yukiko Yoshida.
International House
Language Bank
Free translation/interpretation services offered
by International students and community in
general. For information call Teresa Uyeno at
Sexual Harassment Office
UBC's policy and procedures are now in place
to deal with instances of sexual harassment.
Two advisors are available to discuss questions and concerns on the subject. They are
prepared to help any member of the UBC
community who is being sexually harassed to
find a satisfactory resolution. Phone Marga-
retha Hoek and Jon Shapiro at 228-6353.
Statistical Consulting and
Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the Department of
Statistics to provide statistical advice to faculty
and graduate students working on research
problems. For information call 228-4037.
Forms for appointments available in Room
210, Ponderosa Annex C.
To find an interesting and challenging volunteer job, get in touch with volunteer connections, the on-campus information and referral
service supported by the AMS. Student interviewers are trained to help UBC students,
staff and faculty find volunteer jobs in their
area of interest. For an appointment to explore the available volunteer options, contact:
Volunteer Connections, Student Counselling
and Resources Centre, Brock Hall 200 or call
Lung Disease Subjects Wanted
We are seeking interstitial lung disease subjects in order to study the effect of this disorder
on response to submaximal exercise. For
further information call Frank Chung at 228-
7708, School of Rehab. Medicine.
Parenting Project
Couples with children between the ages of 5
and 12 are wanted for a project studying
parenting. Participation involves the mother
and father discussing common childrearing
problems and completing questionnaires
concerning several aspects of family life.
Participation will take about one hour. Evening appointments can be arranged. Interpretation of the questionnaires is available on
request. For information please contact Dr. C.
Johnston, Clinical Psychology, UBC at 228-
Teaching Kids to Share
Mothers with 2 children between 2 1/2 and 6
years of age are invited to participate in free
parent-education program being evaluated in
the Department of Psychology at UBC. The 5
session program offers child development
information and positive parenting strategies
designed to help parents guide their children
in the development of sharing and cooperative play skills. For further information call
Georgia Tiedemann at the Sharing Project
Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education and Recreation, through
the John M. Buchanan Fitness and Research
Centre, is administering a physical fitness
assessment program to students, faculty, staff
and the general public. Approximately 1 hour,
students $25, all others $30. For information
call 228-4356.
Surplus Equipment
Recycling Facility
All surplus items. For information call 228-
2813. Every Wednesday, noon-3 p.m. Task
Force Bldg. 2352 Health Sciences Mall.
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
Visit the Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
located west of the Education Building. Open
all year - free. Families interested in planting
weeding and watering in the garden contact
Jo-Anne Naslund at 434-1081 or 228-3767.
Botanical Garden
Open every day from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
until mid-March. Admission is free.
Nitobe Garden
Open Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00
p.m. until mid-March. Admission is free.
EDITION        DEADLINE 4 p.m.
Oct. 10 (noon)
Oct. 23
Nov. 6
Nov. 20
Dec. 4
Jan. 3 (noon)
Jan. 15
For more
or to place an ad
phone 228-4775.
Oct. 19
Nov. 2
Nov. 16
Nov. 30
Dec. 14
Jan. 11
Jan. 25 UBC REPORTS    Oct 5, 1989
Students re-evaluate alcohol use
Booze is losing its fizz
"Booze: as fundamental to university life as
textbooks...Maybe more so."
From the article ' 'Where to get booze,'' Ubyssey survival guide, Sept. 7,1988.
This line from the student newspaper was
meant flippantly. After all. alcohol — especially
beer — seems to be an intrinsic part of the good-
time varsity life.
But fewer and fewer people on university cam-
pases are finding anything funny about student use
of alcohol. The party is losing its fizz.
At UBC during Alcohol and Drug Education
Week, Oct. 13-19, and at campuses across North
America, increasing attention is being focussed on
alcohol-related law suits, brawls, accidents, and
The exuberant partying has even resulted in
death on many campuses, including UBC, where
three years ago, 18-year-old Richard Talarico fell
to his death down a stairwell in Totem Park
residence after drinking in a room with friends.
Such tragedies have led to a continent-wide
trend to dry fraternity rushes, non-alcohol dances,
restrictions on beer promotions and even outright
bans on brewery sponsorship of campus events.
Highlighting Alcohol and Drug Education Week
is a forum with Rick Hansen, Linda Filsinger, director of the Sports Medicine Council of B.C., and
student representative Clint Scollen, on Oct. 18 at
12:30 p.m. in the SUB auditorium. Information
booths will be set up in the main concourse of SUB
from Oct. 16 to 19 from 11 am to 2 p.m. by groups
such as Student Services, the RCMP, ICBC, Alcoholics Anonymous, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Narcotics Anonymous, B.C. Lung Association and health sciences students.
Sponsored by the Alma Mater Society and
Student Health Services, the education week reflects the ongoing re-evaluation of alcohol use on
"Alcohol is a problem in residence,'' admits
Patrick Buchannon, assistant director of Student
Housing at UBC.
But it is a problem that Housing, and the university, have inherited from society. Contrary to
popular myth, students don't "learn to drink" at
"We've found that they have well established
drinking patterns well before they arrive at UBC,"
said Buchannon. "Being here, away from parental
control, is just another step in their development as
A study of drinking and drug use conducted by
Student Housing in 1985 provides the best picture
available of alcohol use on campus. It showed that
most students started drinking by age 16, some as
early as 10.
The survey also showed that:
Ninety-three per cent of students in residence
drink alcohol and that 70 per cent said they had been
drunk in the past year. Most said they drank from one
to five times a week.
Thirty-five per cent claimed to have experienced
memory blackouts at least once during the past year
and 36.5 per cent had done something they later
More than eight per cent went to class under the
influence of drugs or alcohol and more than 18 per
cent felt drinking had hurt their school work.
About 27 per cent had driven while drunk at least
once in the past year and 20 per cent, one in five, had
combined alcohol with other drugs.
We want to stress
responsible drinking.
Buchannon says that alcohol is also linked to
more than one third of reported offences in residences each year, including noise and vandalism,
even altercations and assaults.
To combat this trend, Student Housing has in
recent year developed an education program and
enforced guidelines for dances and other social events.
"We don't want to preach, we just want to stress
responsible drinking," said Student Housing Director Mary Risebrough.
When a student arrives in residence for the first
time, he or she finds brochures on residence alcohol
regulations, effects of alcohol and drunk driving.
A series of guidelines for residence parties require
that proper liquor licences be obtained from the
RCMP, non-alcoholic drinks also be served and food
is available. Bartending and security are provided by
students trained to discourage overindulgence.
And in an attempt to de-emphasize the link be
tween good times and booze - and to avoid shutting
out under-age students from social events — the
residences have also sponsored non-alcohol dances.
But sometimes such good intentions backfire. At
a non-alcohol dance held at Totem Park Sept. 8,
"many ofthe students arrived already drunk," Risebrough said. "They started drinking at the AMS
barbecue and then they continued drinking elsewhere before coming to the dance."
Before the night was over, three students were
taken to hospital in alcohol-related incidents.
This leaves administrators such as Risebrough
with a dilemma.
"Perhaps it is better to serve alcohol at the dance."
she said, "because then at least the drinking is supervised."
There were 100 special-occasion liquor permits
issued in residences last year, according to Buchan-
non, but alcohol is also available to students in at least
five licensed premises on campus, as well as a myriad
of informal beer gardens and licensed restaurants in
the University Village.
The most popular drinking spot on campus is the
AMS-operated Pit, a 375-seat pub that caters almost
exclusively to students and sells more draft beer than
any other bar in the Lower Mainland, according to
AMS Food and Beverage Manager Linda McGilli-
"Students are certainly there to let off some
steam, but I see a definite trend to more responsible
drinking." she said.
Vanessa Geary, AMS Director of External Affairs, said although the society earns a great deal of
revenue from liquor sales, its recognizes its responsibility to educate students on the hazards of overindulgence.
"We don't want lo promote a dry campus or a
prohibition, but we have to pay more than lip service
to this issue." she said. "We'll be taking more of an
ongoing approach."
Steps taken at the Pit — including identification
checks, designated driver programs, and server intervention training - help encourage responsible drinking, Geary said.
Another area of increasing concern for the providers of alcohol is third-party liability.
"We're quite sensitive to legal liability at Student
Housing,'' said Buchannon.' 'There are moves by
the courts to hold servers and providers of alcohol
accountable for the actions of their patrons."
The Insurance Bureau of Canada warns that
the number of law suits brought against the suppliers of alcohol will continue to rise due to
changes in various branches of law and in attitudes toward alcohol.
The trend is clearest in Ontario, where there are
dozens of ongoing suits against licensed establishments and other types of providers.
A recent bureau newsletter cautioned that this
represents only a small fraction ofthe potential
suits that could arise.
Elsewhere on campus. Margaret Johnston, a
Registered Nurse and health educator with the
Student Health Services, has published a brochure for UBC students on the effects of alcohol
called "I'll drink to that!"
Students face a lot of stress
...and a lot of them
turn to alcohol
Distributed to the residences. International
House, Counselling Services and elsewhere on
campus, it contains a quiz to help identify potential drinking problems and referrals for more
information and counselling.
"Students face a lot of stresses in their lives -
being away from home for the first time, carrying
university course loads, making decisions on
career choices - and a lot of them turn to alcohol
as a way of relieving the tension. But they've got
to realize that there are alternatives to drinking,"
said Johnston.
"We'd like to see them leave university with
some good habits instead of strong drinking patterns that could lead to problems down the road."
Carol Gibson, executive coordinator in the
office of K.D. Srivastava. Vice-President. Student and Academic Services, is examining general procedures for special-occasion permits and
reviewing alcohol use policies at other Canadian
She is looking at issues such as bartender
training, types of supervision at events, legal
liability, the number of drinks that can be purchased at one time and the role of commercial
Frost named
top professor
in the nation
North America's largest education association has named Commerce Professor Peter Frost Canadian professor-of-
the-year for 1989.
Frost is the first UBC professor to receive the award from the Council for the
Advancement and Support of Education
(CASE) since the Canadian recognition
program began in 1986.
It is the second national teaching award
he has received in the last two years.
CASE also named the 1989 U.S. national professor of the year and awarded
11 gold, seven silver, and six bronze runner-up medals.
Both the Canadian and U.S. CASE
awards recognize outstanding undergraduate teaching, extraordinary scholarly efforts and service to the institution and
Frost has won the admiration of students and colleagues, both at UBC and
elsewhere, for his innovative teaching
techniques and his ability to stimulate
people to excel. A professor of organizational behavior, he is internationally known
for his work on leadership and organizational culture. He has won many undergraduate and graduate awards for teaching and pedagogical development.
In 1988, he was one of 10 winners of
the 3M Canada Teaching Awards for
teaching excellence.
"He has earned the affection and respect of scores of students and colleagues
by his mentoring and inspiration." said
Peter Lusztig, faculty dean.
Students cite Frost for his warmth and
interest in their academic and personal
lives. His courses are continually sought
and many graduates credit Frost with
London business school
planned by UBC, UofT
Peter Frost
being the key influence in shaping their
careers. Even after graduation, many
continue to seek his advice.
Frost has also made important contributions to teaching excellence at an international level, chairing committees to
create awards for teaching excellence in
the Academy of Management, where he
was the first Canadian to be elected to the
board of governors, and in the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, where
he is currently executive director.
CASE has a membership of about
2,850 universities, colleges and independent schools in Canada and the U.S. Its
mandate is to advance public understanding and support of education for the benefit of society.
UBC undergraduate students could
be taking business classes for credit in
London, England as early as Spring, 1991
if a proposal by UBC and the University
of Toronto to run a joint business school
is approved.
Both universities are currently gauging the level of interest among students
and faculty and determining the financial
viability of the proposal, said Peter Lusztig,
dean of UBC's Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration.
'' It has to be a break-even operation
for UBC," Lusztig explained. "We can't
assume a liability."
Project promoter is Sam Blyth, a
Canadian entrepreneur in the travel industry who is already collaborating with
Laurentian University to offer a liberal
arts program at a campus in the south of
France. As the financial backer of the
London project, Blyth is putting up $20-
million to put the campus in place.
UBC and the University of Toronto
will be jointly responsible for administration ofthe school which will accommodate about 250 to 300 Canadian students.
Plans also call for the school to offer a
series of executive programmes to the
London business community.
UBC and the University of Toronto
were first approached by Blyth six months
ago to join the collaborative education
venture. Both institutions recognized it
as a timely opportunity to boost Canadian
business expertise.
Europe will be a significant economic
force after 1992 when trade barriers are
removed within the European Economic
Community to create a single market.
Despite the Free Trade Agreement with
the U.S. and B.C.'s ties to the Asia Pacific, most people agree Canada will be
looking more and more to compete for
market share in Europe.
The program will be particularly
beneficial for undergraduate students
because opportunities to study abroad for
credit towards an undergraduate degree
are limited, Lusztig said.
Programs will likely be open to students in other faculties at the two institutions, and perhaps even to students from
other Canadian universities. UBC REPORTS   Oct 5,1989
PACE honor for Ironside
The Pacific Association for Continuing Education has presented Anne
Ironside, acting director
ofthe Centre for Continuing Education, with the
Outstanding Adult Educator Award for 1989.
Ironside, long-time
director ofthe Women's
Resources Centre, a UBC
agency located in downtown Vancouver, also
served as president ofthe Canadian Association
for Adult Education from 1983 to 1987.
During this time Ironside is credited with
building links with government and provincial
counterpart organizations and re-invigorating and
re-directing the association.
Gordon Selman, chairman of the PACE awards
committee, called Ironside's tenure as president
ofthe national body "one ofthe most creative and
significant few years in its 55 year history."
William Powrie, ofthe Food Science department, has been elected a fellow of the Chemical
Institute of Canada, a professional association of
chemists and chemical engineers.
Powrie, who specializes in the area of food
chemistry, was also recently elected one ofthe
first three fellows ofthe Canadian Institute of
Food Science and Technology, a professional organization for food scientists.
Economics Department
head John Helliwell has been
appointed to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Helliwell, who teaches
international economics and
specializes in research in international economics, applied
macroeconomics and natural resources, joins the
SSHRC's 22-member governing board for a three-year
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council of Canada is the federal granting body for
university-based research and other scholarly activities in the social sciences and humanities.
Rick Hansen, UBC's consultant to the president
on disabilities, is the recipient ofthe 1989 award of
distinction from the Manning Awards Foundation.
He was awarded the $25,000 prize for increasing
the awareness ofthe abilities ofthe disabled.
The Calgary-based Manning Awards Foundation is a privately funded, non-profit organization
dedicated to recognizing and encouraging Canadian
Animal Science Professor George Iwama has won
an award from the World
Aquaculture Society for the
best poster presentation on
the physiology of fish anesthetics.
The poster was displayed
at the professional organization's annual meeting earlier
this year in Los Angeles. Iwama
Iwama, who teaches aquaculture, also specializes
in research in the areas offish physiology, health and
Anthropology Professor Robin Ridington has
won a B.C. Book Prize for his book Trail to Heaven:
Knowledge and Narrative in a Northern Native
Ridington garnered the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction prize during the fifth annual B.C. Book Prizes.
Trail to Heaven describes Ridington's experiences with the subarctic Beaver Indians, the Dunne-
za, in Northeastern B.C.
Ridington, who teaches the anthropology of North
American Indians and Inuit, has spent nearly 25
years among the Dunne-za.
He donated the $ 1,000 book prize to the Dunne-
za people, who are involved in a breach of trust court
case involving land claims against the federal government.
Chemical Engineering Professor Norman Epstein has won the
R.S.Jane Memorial Lecture
Award—the premier prize of the
Canadian Society
for Chemical En-
Epstein's research examines the fundamentals of certain industrial processes. He has spent
more than 25 years doing research on heat
exchanger fouling, a problem common to
chemical and power industries, and has
worked with a number of major Canadian
companies including Cominco, Shell Oil,
CIL and DuPont of Canada
His research in fouling won him the
Jules Stachiewicz Medal in 1988, a joint
award from the Canadian Society for
Chemical Engineering and the Canadian
Society for Mechanical Engineering.
Epstein, who joined UBC in 1951, has
worked on the mechanics of various fluid-
particle contacting operations including
spouted beds, a specialized industry process that is used in a variety of ways to dry
materials or gasify coal.
He received his award at the CSCE
Annual General Meeting in Hamilton,
Ont. earlier this month.
National Universities Week
Focus on high school students
Universities across Canada are making special efforts to reach high school
and CEGEP students who are considering university education during the 1989
National Universities Week, Oct. 14 to
This year's tlieme-Prime Time to Open
Your Mind--is directed at ihe next generation of university students, their families, teachers, counsellors and others
involved in higher education.
' 'A university, no matter where it is
located, should provide adventures ofthe
mind and spirit for its students and prepare them for adventures beyond in the
world," said UBC President David Strangway.
The three B.C. universities are helping to reach that audience by distributing
National Universities Week posters and
brochures to provincial secondary schools.
"It's a threefold message." explained
Michelle Albagli, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
coordinator of National Universities Week.
"First, to tell students that a university
education is not simply learning the skills
for a profession, but also the life skills to
function in the modem world. They can
expect to change careers five or six times
in the working lifetime, so they should
consider carefully the university courses
they choose.
"Second, high school students need
to be aware they must take a wide variety
of courses in high school to keep their
options open at university. So. for example, don't give up math early on."
Thirdly. Albagli said. Canadian universities must be equipped with the resources necessary-buildings, materials.
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and faculty expertise-to respond to society's needs.
"Canada needs the brain power to
keep up with the rest of the world,"
Albagli said.
It is the first time the focus of the nine-
day national campaign has been to target
a message to a specific audience—the
2,700 high schools and 45 Quebec
CEGEPS in Canada.
Vancouver radio personality Bill Good
from CKNW Radio is scheduled to broadcast the Bill Good Show live from the
UBC Student Union Building during
National Universities Week. The show,
which runs from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., will
feature UBC faculty and students and
highlight current issues of post-secondary education.
About 35 Grade 11 and 12 students
from Nechako Valley Secondary School
will get a chance to try out the university
experience when they visit the UBC
campus Oct. 20 for a special tour sponsored by UBC's School and College
Liaison Office. The office recently began
offering regular Friday guided walking
tours specially designed for prospective
university students.
Oct. 20 is professional day for most
B.C. secondary school teachers and the
office is inviting high school and college
students to take the opportunity of a free
day to join a tour ofthe UBC campus and
ask questions.
"It introduces them to places like
Sedgewick Library, the Aquatic Centre,
the Student Union Building and the UBC
Bookstore," said Mary Stott, Coordinator of the School and College Liaison
Office. Students also get a chance to sit in
on first-year classes.
Tours are free, but must be booked in
advance. For more information call 228-
Other Canadian universities are also
initiating individual projects. Memorial
University will be setting up a 1-800
hotline to answer questions on post-secondary education.
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228-4775. Ads placed by faculty and staff cost $6 per insertion for 35
words. Others are charged $7. Tuesday, Oct. 10 at noon is the deadline
for the next issue of UBC Reports which appears on Thursday, Oct. 19.
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Students march through campus during the Homecoming Parade, sponsored by Athletic and Sport Services. The Homecoming Game saw the Thunderbirds trounce University of Manitoba Bisons 46-8.
Not self-motivated
Flabby baby boomers at risk
Health and fitness professionals are
looking for ways to get more people in
their 40s to exercise, says Physical Education Professor Alena Branda.
Surveys show that while Canadians as
a whole are more health conscious and
active than ever before, surprisingly few
in their 40s, and older, are joining in the
fitness boom, she said.
That situation has many people concerned. As part of the baby boomer
population bulge, today's 40-year-olds
will be a strain on medical services in the
future if they don't maintain their health.
Branda says the stumbling block for
many people, especially women, is a poor
image of themselves—the feeling of not
fitting in. Many 40-year-olds are too
embarrassed or ill-at-ease to start exercising at that point in their lives.
' 'We believe a lot of people in this age
bracket have difficulties and are unwilling to participate in exercise. But we
don't have the statistics to give us an
accurate picture of the situation,'' Branda
Lack of self-motivation is another
factor. Only a small number of people are
strong-willed enough to start an exercise
program by themselves, Branda said. And
even if the motivation is there, aerobics
classes and running aren't for everyone.
A middle-aged woman may have an
inclination to do something, but perhaps
none of the sports she sees are appealing.
She may not know where to begin.
Branda says one of the best ways to
encourage non-exercising, middle-aged
people to become active may be to show
tangible benefits of exercise-an improved
sense of well-being, less fatigue, more
energy, and higher self-esteem-enjoyed
by active people in their 50s and 60s.
' 'Maybe we can attract non-participants by showing them some hard, con-
cretedata. This is what you can attain and
some individuals are proving it," Branda
said. ' 'There definitely is enough evidence to show that active people have a
higher quality of life. And they use more
of their daily hours more effectively. If
you multiply that by months, or years, il
becomes more living hours."
No study has yet proved that exercise
prolongs life, but studies do support the
adage that younger bodies make younger
' 'If you perceive yourself as old and in
your 40s, you will be old and 40," Branda
explains. "On the other hand, there are
people in their 60s who say they feel 20
years younger, and their physiological
data, a more efficient heart rate and lower
cholesterol level, for example, compares
well with people in a younger age bracket."
Branda recommends middle-aged
people take up a life-long sport, one which
once the skill is learned, can be done
indefinitely. Sports such as tennis, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, golfing, hiking, or skiing, even fast walking-
the list is endless. "People can enjoy any
one of those sports and play until they
drop dead," Branda said.
She advises newcomers not to limit
their selection of a sport to what they see
other people are doing. "There are many
other ways to be active," she said.
Branda recommends getting professional advice on how much exercise to
do. Working out is a documented procedure which involves satisfying individual
target zones, areas such as strength, car-
dio-vascular fitness, and flexibility.
Spending the weekend working in the
garden doesn't necessarily mean you have
improved your body's fitness, she said.
' 'Everyone's target zone is different.
You have to know your data," Branda
explained. "You may be physically active, but not reaching your target zone, in
which case you are probably just maintaining yourself at a very low level of
Philosophy professor offers
environmental ethics course
Does the ethical umbrella we use to
cover ourselves also shelter trees and
animals and other things in our environment?
This is one of the perplexing questions
students enroled in the first environmental
ethics course offered by UBC's Philosophy Department will tackle this Fall.
Philosophy Professor Earl Winkler's
course will look at moral problems arising from human relationships to nature
and non-human living things, and will
address the fundamental issue of what
things in our world merit moral standing.
' 'Is the only reason to be concerned
about trees, for example, the fact that we
need them to produce oxygen which is
necessary for our preservation or do they
have some claim to our consideration that
is independent of that," says Winkler.
Students from many different disciplines will examine such issues as environmental pollution, depletion of natural
resources, animal rights, treatment of non-
human living things and obligations to
future generations.
Winkler said ethical opinions range
from the most conservative, which concentrate on human beings, to the more
liberal which take into account the rights
of animals, to the radical views of' 'deep
ecologists" who believe that even ecosystems have all kinds of rights and moral
The intensification of issues such as
the warming of the earth's atmosphere
and extinction of species on a daily basis
is spurring people to think about ethical
considerations, he said.
The rise of environmental ethics follows on the heels of recent interest in
business and biomedical ethics - both
areas where rapid change has posed some
difficult problems for our society, he added
' 'Naturally enough, people have an
interest in environmental issues which
grows out of their professional interests
or thek general concerns as human beings.
' 'What I am really interested in is
people thinking more deeply and systematically about these issues,'' Winkler said.
Knox chairs VAG conference
Fine Arts Professor Emeritus George
Knox will chair an international symposium on 18th century Venetian Art and
Architecture at the Vancouver Art Gallery Oct. 5-7.
The symposium, co-sponsored by UBC
Continuing Education and the Italian
Cultural Institute, will be held to coincide
with the opening of a VAG exhibition
curated by Knox, "18th Century Venetian Paintings and Drawings in Canadian
The exhibition provides a rare opportunity to view works from public and
private collections, many of which are
being seen publicly for the first time.
Among the 29 paintings and 60 drawings are works by Giambattista and
Domenico Tiepolo, Canaletto, Guardi,
Antonio Pellegrini and G J3. Piranese.
Speaking at the symposium will be
academics and art historians from Canada, The Netherlands, England and the
United States.
Library acquires
Judaica books
UBC has acquired the 1,800-vol-
ume library of a noted Canadian scholar
of Judaica.
The joint purchase of Frank Ephraim
Talmage's library was made by the
UBC Library and the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, which will
acquire any volumes in the collection
which duplicate UBC holdings.
' 'People who are interested in the
history of the interpretation of the
Bible would be interested in these
materials," said Richard Menkis, a
professor in the Department of Religious Studies who helped co-ordinate
the acquisition.
"It's also important for anybody
who is interested in the history of
Jewish-Christian relations," said
Menkis, who teaches the history of
Jews and Judaism.
At the time of his death in 1988,
Talmage was a professor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at
the University of Toronto.
He specialized in medieval biblical
interpretation, Jewish-Christian relations and Jewish intellectual history.
"It struck me when the collection
became available that it was the perfect
collection for UBC because our holdings in Judaica, especially the Hebrew
holdings, were minimal and this provides us with a core of solid reference
works," Menkis said.
More than half the books in the
$30,000 collection are in Hebrew and
the rest are in English and other languages.
With the Talmage collection, Menkis
said, UBC probably has the largest
public collection of Judaica in British
Columbia. It will also help put UBC in
Ihe forefront of Jewish studies in Western
Canada, he added.
Tony Jeffreys, assistant university
librarian for collections, said the books
are being catalogued and will be available by April in the Main Library.


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