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Q G N GR E G A T I O IN   ■ I S S 111
75 years of tradition
celebrated at Congregation
When the University of
British Columbia first
opened its doors to
379 students in 1915,
Alexander Brown was a babe in arms.
The Vancouver resident is now retired. But while others would be content to putter in the garden, he decided
to hit the books.
This week. Brown will be presented
with his Master's degree from the same
university that, like him, is proudly
celebrating its 75th year.
A Vancouver resident, Brown is one
of more than 5,500 people to receive
degrees at UBC's Spring Congregation, which consists of eight ceremonies held May 29. 30, 31 and June 1.
Brown is receiving his Master's in
French but he modestly claims he "still
has an appalling accent." An avid linguist, he has also studied Spanish.
German, Hindi and Russian.
Brown took his first night course in
1964. in economics. But he soon discovered a knack for French, which he
had studied in Switzerland many years
Bilingualism was encouraged in his
job as a sales tax auditor with the Customs and Excise branch of Revenue
Canada, but his studies began in earnest after he retired, when he had time
to take advantage of free tuition offered to all senior citizens.
"I had nothing but encouragement
from the people in the French Department," says Brown.
"My supervisor was Dominique
Baudouin. He and I got along famously."
Asked if he has given any thought
to pursuing a PhD, Brown laughs.
"My wife said she'll divorce me if I
even talk about it."
Another graduate this year is
Richard Atleo, who receives his doctorate in education.
A 51-year-old hereditary chief of
the Nuu-chah-nulth people ofthe West
Coast of Vancouver Island, he is believed to be the first Native Indian to
receive a doctorate from UBC.
But Atleo feels his achievement is
no different than that of his fellow
Photo courtesy UBC Archives
The first graduates of UBC's Faculty of Arts. The class of 1916.
"What I've done is nothing more or
less than what others have done. I went
through the same programs, had the
same problems, the same successes as
anyone else. I just happen to be native
Atleo was born and raised in Ahou-
saht, a village on Floi'es Island, north
of Toftno.
"My great-grandfather was a whaling chief. He caught three whales.
Now I've got three degrees, so I feel
as though I've got my three whales,
too," he said.
Atleo, who has taught school and
worked in various positions with the
Department of Indian Affairs, now
hopes to pursue an academic career.
A message from President Strangway
UBC President David Strangway
ur graduates who cross
the stage during this
week's Convocation
ceremonies carry with
them the tradition of a very special
period in the history of the University
of British Columbia.
UBC is in the midst of a year-long
celebration of its 75th anniversary —
a year that has seen the past remembered and the future planned. It has
been a year during which old friends
have been revisited and in which we
send our new friends out into the global
The many graduates who leave us
now remind us that the pursuit of ex
cellence in teaching and research is
what makes a university great.
But we have also learned this past
year that knowledge doesn't come only
in the classroom or a laboratory.
Our students, faculty and staff have
grappled with many challenging and
formidable issues that affect all of us,
both within the university community
and in society at large.
Incidents that have been punctuated
by sexism, racism, and discrimination,
both here at the university and across
the country, have forced us to examine who we are and how we deal with
each other.
Although it has been at times pain-
. ful, we at UBC have faced many of
these issues head on during the past
year. I'm confident that we will continue to be leaders in the pursuit of tolerance and understanding.
As I have said before, people are
what a university is all about. It is my
hope that those men and women who
leave us this week will remember not
only what they have learned in their
chosen academic field, but what we
have all learned as we live and work
together. I wish them the very best. UBCREPORTS May29.1990       2
Spring Congregation
23 receive honorary degrees
UBC will award 23 honorary degrees at
Spring Congregation as part of its 75th anniversary celebration. An additional five degrees
will be awarded at a Fall Congregation.
Rosalie Silbennan Abella — A leading
advocate for the rights of women and the disabled, Abella's name is synonymous with the
policy of employment equity. Currently chair
of the Ontario Labor Relations Board, she is
also a director of the Canadian Section of the
International Commission of Jurists and a director of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice.
Simon Baker — Baker has been called "an
ambassador of his culture and of the human
spirit" for his efforts to promote Native culture
among both Natives and non-natives. Born on
the Capilano reserve in North Vancouver,
Baker has worked as a fisherman, longshoreman, councillor, public lecturer and actor.
Jack Bell, — Now retired, Bell has had a
successful business career and devoted much
time to numerous causes. He graduated from
UBC with a BSc in 1934 and has served as director of the Vancouver General Hospital
Foundation. Among his other community activities are the Jack Bell Foundation, the Bruce
Curtis Fund and the Canadian Council for
Christians and Jews.
Sam Black — An
outstanding Canadian
artist, Black was bom
in Scotland in 1913. His
work has been exhibited in the United Kingdom and Canada and is
in permament collections in Dundee, Glasgow, London, England,
Calgary, Seattle, Victoria and elsewhere. A member of the Canadian
Society of Painters in Water Colour, Black is
also a UBC Professor Emeritus.
Patricia Carney —
A UBC graduate who
went on to become the
minister of International
Trade, minister of Energy, Mines and Resources and later president of the Treasury
Board, Carney, a former journalist and economic consultant, was
the first woman to be appointed to senior economic cabinet positions. She served as member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre from
1980 until 1988, when she withdrew from
politics. She is currently an Adjunct Professor
in UBC's School of Community and Regional
Caleb Chan, — At 38, the younger ofthe Chan
brothers, Caleb moved to Vancouver from California where he developed the hotel and commercial property arm of the family business. After
arriving in B.C., Caleb and his brother Tom set up
the Chan Foundation of Canada, continuing a 25-
year family tradition of giving to church, education and community projects in Hong Kong and
around the world. A recent S 10-million gift to
UBC was the foundation's first major commitment and enables the sons to honor their father,
Chan Shun.
Tom Chan — President of Crocodile Garments Ltd., one of the most successful manufacturing and retailing businesses in Hong Kong,
Chan 43, moved to Vancouver two years ago
after selling the public company. Reunited with
his brother Caleb, the two combined their skills
and resources to create a new group of entrepreneurial companies in B.C. led by Burrard International.
Elisabeth Rose Charlie, — A tireless advocate
for the rights of the poor and disenfranchised,
Charlie has been an elder, researcher and teacher
of traditional culture in Coast Salish communities. She is president of the Indian Homemaker's
Association of B.C. and a community member of
the National Parole Board.
Phyllis Chelsea — A member of the Shuswap
people and social development counsellor at Alkali Lake Reserve, Chelsea had the vision and
courage to move a whole community from 100
per cent alcohol abuse to 95 per cent sobriety in a
single decade, a unique achievement which won
her much honor and recognition. She has spearheaded many community initiatives including the
establishment of a Band School and Band Store.
Ursula Franklin — A specialist in the field of
physical metallurgy, Franklin pioneered the techniques of archaeometry. Her work has advanced
the study of ancient metals and alloys and the
dating of artifacts in Canada, China and elsewhere. She served on the Science Council of
Canada from 1974 to 1977. Franklin is currendy a
professor of Physics at the University of Toronto.
Arthur Hara — A member of the Japanese-Canadian community, Hara has
had a distinguished career
in business and maintained
a lifelong interest in education and cultural affairs.
Past chair of the Vancouver Board of Trade, Hara is
president of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
and was a director of the Council on Canadian
Unity. Chairman of Mitsubishi Canada Ltd., he is
also a member of UBC' s Board of Governors.
Myer Horowitz, — An outstanding Canadian
educator, Horowitz has contributed to the improvement of education in Canada from early
childhood through college and university. He has
conducted and overseen research in areas including administration of schools for the severely
mentally retarded.
Asa Johal — A prominent member of the
Indo-Canadian community, Johal has devoted
much of his life to the development of ethnic culture and education. President of Terminal Sawmills and Terminal Planer Mills, as well as president of the International Punjab Society of B.C.,
he has made numerous contributions to UBC,
providing fellowships in Asian Studies and Forestry, and a graduate teaching assistantship in
Punjabi and Sikh Studies.
Dorothy Livesay — One of Canada's best-
known poets, Livesay has previously been honored with the Governor General' s A ward and was
made an officer of the Order of Canada in 1987.
Also a writer of journalism, short fiction and
literary criticism, Livesay has a lifelong concern
for women's rights and the identity of women
Tong Louie — Louie graduated from UBC in
1938 with a BSc in Agriculture. He has been a
highly visible leader in the business community
for many years as well as actively involved in
numerous charities. Louie is the chairman and
CEO of H.Y. Louie Co. Ltd.
Allan McEachem — Prior to becoming a judge,
McEachern played a leading role in B.C.'s legal
profession through associations with the Law
Society of B.C., the Vancouver Bar Association
and the Legal Aid Society of B.C. Now Chief
Justice for the Province of British Columbia, he
maintains a close association with the UBC Law
School, from which he graduated in 1950.
Dr. J. Fraser Mustard —
Internationally acclaimed
for his research in heart and
vascular disease, Mustard
has taken a leading role in
the management and organization of health sciences and planning in the
health professions. Mustard, who is currently president of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, has also served on
the National Advisory Board for Science and
Technology, the Advisory Committee on Centres
of Excellence and the Bovey Commission on the
Future of Ontario Universities.
Dr. Frank Porter Patterson — Patterson was
instrumental in the establishment and development of UBC's Faculty of Medicine during its
first 30 years. Born in Vancouver, he completed
his undergraduate studies at UBC and later attended McGill University. He returned to UBC to
join the Department of Surgery, where he
served from 1951 to 1981.
John C. Polanyi —
A Companion of the
Order of Canada, and
recipient of numerous
other international honors, Polanyi is noted for
his contribution to understanding the molecular details of
chemical reactions, for
which he won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1986. An eloquent
spokesperson on the responsibilities of scientists, he has authored papers on science policy, the control of armaments, and is co-editor
of a book on the dangers of nuclear war.
Margaret Prang — Prang was a member
of UBC's Faculty of Arts from 1959 to 1986.
She served two terms as head of the History
Department, from 1974 to 1979 and from
1982 to 1983. Prang also co-founded the
award-winning quarterly B.C. Studies in 1968
and served as co-editor of that publication
from 1968 to 1983. She was a leading academic figure during her career on campus,
performing as an outstanding teacher, scholar
and administrator.
William L. Sauder — President of Sauder
Industries Ltd., Sauder has served on the Board
of Directors of Toronto Dominion Bank and
on the Executive Committee of B.C. Hydro.
An alumnus of UBC, he has been a member
of the university's Board of Governors since
1981, and served as chair from 1985 to 1987
during one ofthe most difficult periods in the
university's history. He represented UBC with
dignity and commitment and was a stable and
responsible influence during that period.
Jonathan Vickers — Vickers is acclaimed
as the most important male singer to come out
of Canada. He was made a Companion ofthe
Order of Canada and has also been awarded
honorary degrees by several other Canadian
and U.S. universities. Among the world's great
tenors, he performs regularly in major international opera houses.
Jack Webster —
Webster is widely regarded as an independent, provocative investigative reporter and
broadcaster. His service to the communications field extends back
six decades to 1939.
Webster was voted
Broadcaster ofthe Year
by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters
in 1979. He has been a longtime supporter of
students top
UBC engineering physics students have topped the country for
the second year in a row in a university prize examination offered by the
Canadian Association of Physicists.
Second-year student Willy Wong
placed first overall, out of 137 of
Canada's brightest undergraduate
physics students. UBC captured two
other positions in the top 10 with
third-year student Alvin Loke placing fifth and fourth-year student
Joseph Yan placing eighth.
UBC's was the best performance
by any of the 26 universities competing in the event.
"It is a fantastic result, said Physics Department head Brian Turrell.
"Our students have a lot to be proud
The results are a repeat of last
year's performance, when UBC
placed first, fourth and fifth in the
exam, he said.
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Office: (604) 263-1508       Home: (604) 263-5394 The Best ol Summer
Take a guided walking
tour of the campus that's
home to some of Vancouver's
most spectacular gardens, mu-
- seums and facilities. Specialized
tours are also available. May
through August. Call Campus
Tours at 228-3777.
Children and adults can sign
-, up for a variety of courses in
golf, cycling, ice hockey, soccer, gymnastics and more, as
well as sports camps. April
-" through August. Call Community Sport Services at 228-3688.
-~ Jazz, country, pop/rock and classical music outdoors at noon and chamber music inside in the
evening - two great ways to enjoy some of Vancouver's finest musicians. July 3 to August 10.
Call Community Relations at 228-3131.
Bargain hunters will have
a field day at UBC during
the Super (Special University Program to Encourage
Recycling)   Sale.   Donated
merchandise and information
on recycling will be featured.
July 28. Call 228-5552 for
Take in an evening repertory
production of Filthy Rich,
Cole, or The Strange Case of Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Also, there
will be free outdoor theatre for
children at noon May to August. Call the Frederic Wood Theatre at 228-2678.
The UBC campus offers some of the best-kept
secret picnic grounds in Vancouver. Why not let
UBC Food Services cater a delicious picnic for
you? May through August. Call Food Services at
Concerts. Tours. Art Exhibits. Gardens. Sports programs.
UBC offers you the best of summer.
April 27 - August 31,1990
For more information call 222-8999 This summer,
celebrate 75th
Summer is usually a time
when people say farewell to
campus. But this year, it's a
different story.
The invitation is out to help
us celebrate our 75th anniversary and Discover Summer at UBC.
Come and enjoy the best
the campus has to offer in art,
music, tours, sports and theatre.
There are many other special events and activities
planned in addition to the
ones you will find in these
pages. One of the most popular is sure to be the SUPER
Sale on July 28.
SUPER stands for Special
University Program to Encourage Recycling, and or
ganizers hope to make it the
world's largest garage sale/
recycling fair.
Also this summer, lovers
of the outdoors will get a rare
opportunity to explore the
UBC/Malcolm Knapp Research forest in Maple Ridge.
The research facility will lift
its ban on vehicles for the first
and perhaps only time on
Saturday, June 23 to allow the
public to take a driving tour
ofthe 5,153-hectare site.
Aug. 17, the Museum of
Anthropology will host a
unique photo exhibition
called Our Chiefs and Elders:
Photographs by David Neel,
Kwagiutl, featuring portraits
of B.C. Native leaders, chiefs,
chief counsellors and elders.
Ptwlo by Media Ser\ ices
The life and times of jazz-era satirist Cole Porter are showcased cabaret-
style, by the UBC Summer Players.
take a
piece of
UBC with you!
1 ick out something special from our
exciting selection of 75th Anniversary items and UBC Memorabilia.
UBC it's part of you.
Photo by Media Services
The UBC Summer Players entertain audiences outside SUB with their production ofthe children's fable,
Androcles and the Lion.
Androcles and the
Lion kicks off series
Take one lion, a greedy old
man, and a pair of lovers and
combine them with a leisurely
lunch (yours) in the sunshine and
what you have are all the ingredients of slapstick comedy at an
outdoor venue brought to you
courtesy of UBC's summer theatre.
The lion, man and lovers are
just a few of the characters who
appear in Androcles and the Lion,
by Aurand Harris, the first of four
plays offered by UBC's Summer
Players as part ofthe university's
75th anniversary celebrations.
Their version of this well-
known tale directed by Frank
Totino aided by artistic director
Wayne Specht from Axis Mime
Theatre, is in commedia dell' arte
style, a theatre with origins in the
improvised productions of strolling Mediaeval players.
Characteristics of this type of
theatre include the use of masks
to identify stock characters, such
as the braggart captain who is really
a coward, and Pantalone, an avaricious old man who is so miserly he
refuses his daughter a dowry.
It's a family oriented show that
will appeal to kids of all ages.
Show times are every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at noon on
the south side of the Student Union
Building. The production runs until August 17.
The 14 actors and seven technical people are students, most of
them enroled in UBC's Fine Arts
program. Fresh from a 10-day tour
of Lower Mainland high schools,
actors rotate in the various roles.
Behind the scenes, other students built the sets, made the costumes and designed the play's advertising posters.
The plot in brief is as follows: Isabella and Lelio, the two frustrated
lovers devise a scheme to trick Pantalone into giving up Isabella's
Their plans are thwarted and
they are forced to leave the money
behind. Androcles, Pantalone's
slave, comes to their rescue and
in the ensuing sequence of events
meets and befriends a lion. One
good turn deserves another and
in the end it Is the lion who saves
the day.
- The shows runs 35 minutes
and background music is supplied
by an unusual percussion band—
complete with whistles and kazoos.
Upcoming plays by the UBC
Players include Cole, a cabaret
style musical revue highlighting
the life and songs of Cole Porter,
opening May 22 at the Dorothy
Somerset Studio; Filthy Rich, a
comedy about a washed-up investigative reporter opening June 8,
and The Strange case of Dr. Jekyll
and Mr. Hyde, a psycho-thriller
opening June 22, both at the
Frederic Wood Theatre. More
information on all productions can
be obtained at 228-2678.
Come join the cabaret
The Dorothy Somerset studio
has been transformed into a New
York style cabaret complete with
a view of the Manhattan skyline
for the UBC Summer Players production of COLE, a musical revue
showcasing the life and songs of
Cole Porter.
Originally produced at
London's Mermaid Theatre in
1974 as a lavish four-hour production, the UBC Summer Players'
adaptation of COLE is fundamentally very different, said Director
Simon Webb.
"We didn't have a lot of money
to stage COLE so we had to be
particularly creative," explained
Webb. "We thought the cabaret
setting would be appealing to audiences, creating an environmental experience for everyone."
Upon entering the Dorothy Somerset studio, audiences walk into a
cabaret which includes a stage area
and house pianist. Male members
of the UBC Summer Players company act as real waiters, serving refreshments.
Over 30 Cole Porter tunes are
presented covering material from
1910 to 1958.
"We have everything from songs
he wrote as a child to a piece from
his first full-scale musical which was
a total disaster," said Webb.
Audience members will recognize standard Cole Porter hits like
Anything Goes, My Heart Belongs
to Daddy and I (Jet A Kick Out of
You. Porter's urbane and witty satire is also presented in a series of
stories that emerge from the material.
"Porter was a satirist who epitomized the jazz age with his behavior, dress and wit What makes
our version of COLE such a refreshing production is that we
express attitudes from that age as
characters," Webb said.
Webb is an actor as well as a
director who has worked for major theatres in Vancouver since
his arrival from England 15 years
Before beginning production
on COLE, he worked with UBC's
Theatre Department on several
other projects, both as a guest
artist and director.
COLE opened May 22 and
runs in repertory until Aug. 11.
Curtain time is 8 p.m. Call 228-
2678 for reservations. u
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Development Office Telephone
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The UBC Campaign News
May 1990
B.C. Gov't Extends Campaign Match
In the budget speech on April 19, Minister of Finance Mel Couvelier announced that
the $110 million University Matching Fund
Program will be extended, "by virtue of this
program's phenomenal success."
The announcement is good news for
UBC's World of Opportunity campaign. The
government match has been a major factor in
the remarkable results ofthe campaign to date,
with more than $132 million already raised,
including $66 million in matching funds.
"With the matching funds from the
provincial government, we have reached our
initial goal a full year before the scheduled
wrap-up ofthe campaign," said Campaign
Chairman Bob Wyman at a campaign dinner on
March 21. The campaign will continue, he
added, as the university funds new projects that
have emerged since it began two years ago.
Although the original target has been
reached, many key projects remain under-
subscribed and other new proposals have come
forward. The continuing campaign will enable
the university to fund the original priorities as
well as additional projects that link donor
interest with UBC's mission. Highlights include
a First Nations Longhouse, a Disabilities Centre
and an Institute for Asian and Pacific Studies.
"I'm delighted to see the government will
extend its assistance to university fund-raising
programs," said UBC President David Strang-
Premier Vander Zalm and Cecil Green at the Tribute Dinner at Cecil Green Park on March 21, 1990
way. "We have many exciting plans for UBC's
future and a continued matching program will
help us achieve our goals."
Donor Profile: Joan Carlisle- Irving
In March 1989, Joan Carlisle-Irving
attended the gala opening of UBC's World of
Opportunity campaign and listened while
President Strangway announced gifts from one
donor after another, culminating with the then
anonymous gift of $10 million from a family in
Hong Kong.
She was amazed at the enthusiasm and
spirit in the room. She said, "I think there is a
renaissance going on at the campus and I want
to be apart of it all."
This was not an empty wish. Joan Carlisle-Irving recently donated $250,000 to launch
an Artist-in-Residence program in the Faculty
of Arts. Matched by the B.C. Government, this
endowment will be used to bring well-known
artists in various disciplines to campus each
year for up to one term.
Carlisle-Irving lives on UBC's doorstep.
Her glass-walled living room frames an expansive view of Howe Sound and the North Shore
mountains, but, she says, "if you love art, you
need walls." There is not a lot of area on which
to hang canvases, and Carlisle-Irving does
indeed love art.
On one of the two functional walls hang a
Cosgrove, a Lemieux and a Robert Pilot. Illuminating her entrance hall is a painting by Mary
Pratt, a longtime personal friend. Throughout
her home and in every direction, powerful art
abounds. Some collectors own beautiful homes
and their art enhances its beauty; in this home
the art is important and the house enhances the
Carlisle-Irving attended Mount Allison, a
small liberal arts university in Sackville. New
Brunswick and here began her interest in and
patronage of the arts. Her colleagues at univer-
see Carlisle-Irving on page 2
Cecil Green
Funds Graduate
Long-time friend ofthe university,
Cecil Green will help UBC fulfill its
mission as an international centre of
learning with the establishment of Green
College, a residential graduate college to be
located near Cecil Green Park.
In a speech announcing his gift of $7
million to build the college, Green described a sister institution which he funded,
Green College at Oxford. "Scholars from
the sciences, the arts and humanities work
shoulder to shoulder in daily contact,
refining their research ideas by participating in joint projects and carrying on the
most important work of the university,
which is the evolution of new ideas."
As the senior partner among B.C.'s
post-secondary institutions, UBC is
developing research capabilities to rival
those ofthe best universities in the world.
A graduate college is a natural step in the
continued growth and development of the
university's research and graduate programs.
Green believes the new facility will
support President Strangway's goal to
increase graduate enrolment at UBC. "To
be the best, we must attract the best, and to
attract the best, we must have first class
see Green College on Page 2 Page 2
The UBC Campaign News
Green College
Model of Green College, UBC
Residences —,
continued from Page 1
Student Residences ■
■ Residences
Graham House—>
facilities, superior academic talent and solid
funding," he said.
Green College, UBC will provide an
opportunity for outstanding students, researchers and academics from many disciplines to live
and work together. Programs of regular debates,
seminars and symposia will encourage close
cooperation between college members and the
university community.
The college will be located on the northwest corner of the UBC campus, with an
outlook towards Georgia Strait and the Coastal
Mountain Range. It will be sited on the proper-
Banquet Hall/Library
ties of Cecil Green Park and will include new
facilities that incorporate Graham House.
In the beginning, the college will accommodate 60 junior fellows and 26 senior fellows,
with numbers gradually increasing. The Cecil H.
and Ida Green Visiting Professorships will be
incorporated into the college. Distinguished
visitors to the campus, faculty members, and
scholars from other institutions will be invited
to participate in Green College programs.
An endowment fund of $4 million will be
established to provide operating funds and
fellowships for students at the college.
Maurice Young Gift Helps
Fund Ethics Conference
Part of a campaign endowment by W.
Maurice Young is funding a major international conference on ethics to be held at UBC.
The conference, entitled Moral Philosophy in
the Public Domain will be held on June 7, 8 and
9 at the UBC Conference Centre. Philosophers,
businessmen, and scientists from around the
world will explore applied ethics in business,
health care and the environment.
In March 1989, Young donated $1
million to the World of Opportunity campaign
to create a Chair in Applied Ethics at UBC. The
chair will form the core of a centre to coordinate cross-disciplinary research and teaching in
the field. Dr. Michael McDonald of Waterloo
University has just accepted an appointment to
the Maurice Young Chair and will take responsibility for the development of the Centre for
Applied Ethics.
As well as providing the thrust for the
new Centre, part ofthe interest from Young's
endowment will enable UBC to host the conference. Over sixty papers will be presented,
exploring issues such as the ethics of cigarette
advertising, living wills, industry's role in
global warming and other questions.
Technological advances in medicine,
greater awareness of environmental problems
and the emergence of global markets are raising
new questions about social values. Where once
it was acceptable that a business benefit its
shareholders by any means within the confines
of the law, today a new ethic is emerging in
which fair play and environmental concerns are
considered as well as the profit margin. Incidents such as the Bhopal chemical explosion
and the Exxon Valdez oil spill have focussed
public attention on corporate responsibility to
UBC is planning three Chairs in Applied
Ethics. Each Chair will support a distinguished
scholar who will hold an appointment in the
Department of Philosophy and a joint appoint-
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sity included Mary and Christopher Pratt,
Tom Forrestal and fibre artist Dawn
One of her professors was Alex
Colville who taught a course in interior
design. It was this course which generated
an appreciation of the hard work which
goes into art. The first paintings Carlisle-
Irving bought were by students at the
small gallery at Mount Allison when she
herself was still at university. After a
lifetime of collecting she still considers
herself a beginner and a learner in the
procurement of art.
Carlisle-Irving believes art should
be an experience, "...I can buy art and I
can donate it, but the feeling I get from
this whole campaign at UBC is participation." She decided that it would be much
more exciting if artists from various
creative disciplines could come to the
campus, work and interact with students
and leave something tangible behind
Carlisle-Irving arrived in Vancouver
from New Brunswick in 1982. As well as
supporting the visual arts, she is also a
patron of ballet, opera and the Vancouver
Symphony. Carlisle-Irving was on the
Board of Regents at Mt. Allison, her alma
mater, and was President of the Duke of
Edinburgh's Award in New Brunswick.
Her most recent community involvement
is with the Whistler Foundation for
Sustainable Environment.
The Artist-in-Residence Program
will provide students and faculty with
creative stimulation as well as attracting
the community to UBC. As Mrs. Carlisle-
Irving observed, "... after all, the quality
of our lives would be much diminished
without the arts."
ment (if appropriate) in another faculty, such as
Commerce and Business Administration,
Education, Medicine or Law.
There is still time to register for the
Conference. Call 228-5783 for details and
registration information.
Royal Bank Supports Art Facility
The Royal Bank of Canada has given the
university $450,000 towards the establishment
of a Creative Arts Facility within the proposed
Chan Creative and Performing Arts Centre.
The gift, which will be matched by the
provincial government, will help build rehearsal
and performance space for music and theatre
students, and studio space for potters and
painters. It will also help provide a 200 seat
theatre for film and slide presentations, and a
150 seat "black box" theatre for experimental
productions by theatre students.
The Royal Bank has a long history of
philanthropy in Canada. The bank's view of
corporate citizenship is that the private sector
has a responsibility to contribute to society's
well-being not only through its basic business
operations, but also through a reasonable level
of support to charitable and other non-profit
community endeavours. It has provided funding
for many arts organizations, and has sponsored
ballet, symphony concerts, opera and theatre
productions across the country. The bank is also
developing a sizeable art collection. Many
corporations purchase art for its investment
potential, and while the bank does not ignore
this element, corporate policy is to support the
work of Canadians, and it tries, as much as
possible, to purchase the work of living artists.
As well as supporting the arts, the Royal
Bank gives a large part of its philanthropic
budget to social agencies such as hospitals,
libraries, recreational facilities and educational
institutions. The bank has an annual philanthropic budget of approximately $7 million.
Major Donors to the
World of Opportunity
As of May 22,1990
$5,000,000 or more
Chan Foundation of Canada
Cecil H. Green
$2,500,000 to $4,999,999
Walter C. Koerner*
Vancouver Foundation
Workers' Compensation Board
$1,000,000 to $2,499,999
Alcan Aluminum Limited
Jack Bell
The Morris and Helen Belkin
British Columbia Telephone
C.K. Choi & Family (Eason
Enterprises Ltd.)
Fletcher Challenge Canada
Hongkong Bank of Canada
IBM Canada Limited*
The Hon. David C. and Dorothy
L.O.M. Western Securities Ltd.
and Peter M. Brown
MacMillan Bloedel Limited
The Sauder Family
W. Maurice Young
$500,000 to $999,999
Apollo Computer Inc.*
B.C. Hydro & Power Authority
Cominco Ltd.
The Hamber Foundation
Imperial Oil Ltd.
Edgar F. Kaiser, Jr.
Eugene W. King
Maclean Hunter Limited
J.W. McConnell Family
Brenda & David McLean
Placer Dome Inc.
The Real Estate Foundation of
British Columbia
RHW Foundation
CN. Woodward
$250,000 to $499,999
B.C. Friends of Schizophrenics
Bank of Montreal
Bank of Nova Scotia
The Bentall Foundation
Canada Trust
Canadian Imperial Bank of
Canfor Corporation
Joan Carlisle-Irving
Mrs. Arnold B. Cliff
Finning Ltd.
Asa Johal
RBC Dominion Securities
Royal Bank of Canada
Shell Canada Limited
Stelco Inc.
Toronto-Dominion Bank
Weldwood of Canada Ltd.
Westcoast Energy Inc.
Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd.
Peter Ufford, Consultant on External Affairs; John
Cleghorn, President of Royal Bank and David
Strangway at the Royal Bank recognition event. The UBC Campaign News
Page 3
$100,000 to $249,999
Mr. & Mrs. K. Alston
B.C. Gas Inc.
BC Sugar
British Columbia/Yukon Heart
Chevron Canada Limited
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Laird Cliff
Dofasco Inc.
Du Pont Canada Inc.
Robin Endres
The B.I. Ghert Family
Imasco Limited
Inco Limited
Kinsmen Club of Vancouver*
Michael M. Koerner*
Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Lee
The Noranda Foundation
Northern Telecom
Northwood Pulp & Timber Ltd.
Pacific Open Heart Society
Pacific Press Limited
Petro-Canada Inc.
Phillips Hager & North Ltd.
Rayrock Yellowknife Resources
Rio Algom Limited
Royal Trustco Ltd.
Scott Paper Limited
Sun Life Assurance Company of
West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
Xerox Canada Incorporated
$25,000 to $99,999
Andersen Consulting
W. Thomas Brown
Bull Housser & Tupper
Canada Life Assurance
Confederation Life Insurance Co.
Crown Life Insurance Company
Domtar Inc.
Falconbridge Ltd.
Glenayre Electronics Ltd.
Hong Kong - Canada Business
Janet W. Ketcham
Cy & Emerald Keyes Charitable
MacDonald Dettwiler &
The Manufacturers Life
Insurance Company
Molson Family Foundation
Nesbitt Thomson Inc.
Noranda Forest Inc.
Rogers Communications Inc.
Russell & DuMoulin
Henry S. Skinner
The Simons Foundation
David W. Strangway
Valleydene Corporation Ltd.
Western Forest Products Limited
W. Robert Wyman
Other Gifts
Generous support has also been
received from the community
and alumni, including the UBC
Campaign Leadership
Committee and Advisory
Council, Campus Leadership,
and The Wesbrook Society.
Imperial Oil Funds
Special Collections
Area in Library
Imperial Oil Ltd. has contributed
$500,000 to the World of Opportunity Campaign to develop an area in the new Library
Centre to house the university's treasures.
UBC's Special Collections include a wide
and fascinating variety of materials, from rare
books and manuscripts to historical maps,
archival photographs, coins and Babylonian clay
tablets. The university's archives and one copy
of every UBC master's and doctoral thesis are
also stored in Special Collections.
"We support education because, in an
increasingly competitive and technologically
complex world, a well-educated population is of
significant benefit both to the community and
the company," said Don Coghill, Public Affairs
Manager for Imperial Oil. "Corporations have a
responsibility to enrich the social and cultural
fabric of the community."
At present, the facilities for housing rare
materials at UBC are limited. In the new Library
Centre, display space will be designed to exhibit
materials of interest to the public. Additional
study space will ensure that researchers have
adequate space to work. The new space will
have improved temperature and humidity
controls to protect fragile documents.
The community makes good use of UBC's
special collections. Approximately 30 % of
those who use the materials are from the
community beyond the university.
The display area for Special Collections in
the new Library Centre will be similar to a
museum with display cases, bookshelves and
discussion areas. Members ofthe public and the
academic community will have ready access,
enabling them to enjoy the treasures ofthe
In 1990, Imperial Oil's corporate contributions to education, health and welfare, civic
causes, culture, sports and volunteer involvement will reach $10.5 million.
Lams Provide Further
Funding for Chairs
Lieutenant Governor David Lam and
his wife, Dorothy, have made a further
contribution of $500,000 to the World of"
Opportunity campaign. The funds will be
applied to two new chairs in the Faculty of
The David Lam Chair in Multicultural
Education and the Dorothy Lam Chair in
Special Education will provide increased
academic focus in two important areas of
The Faculty of Education is already
well known for its multicultural programs.
Departments within the faculty are conducting
research that will help train teachers how to
deal with the multicultural classroom, and incorporate the wealth of these cultures into the
classroom experience. A Chair in Multicultural Education will focus this research, develop
and assess materials needed to train teachers,
and investigate the dynamics of comparative
ethnic relations.
The Chair in Special Education will
help coordinate efforts now underway across
the campus to develop materials for special
needs children. The department has developed a micro computer lab to take advantage
of these new materials, and is involved in
ongoing research in the area of special needs.
The chair will be a guiding force behind
these efforts.
The Lams are major donors to education in general and UBC in particular. The
Asian Gardens and the David Lam Management Research Centre are examples of UBC
facilities that have benefitted from their generosity.
Clinical Pharmacy Receives Boost from
Shoppers Drug Mart
On March 27, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science received a large boost from Shoppers Drug Mart at their annual show in the
Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David
Bloom presented President Strangway and Dean
of Pharmaceutical Sciences, John McNeill, with
a cheque for S225,000 directed towards a
Professorship in Clinical Pharmacy.
UBC health scientists have received
international attention for their leading research.
The new professorship will strengthen innovative projects now underway to improve treatment of diseases such as cystic fibrosis and
The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is
currently collaborating with the Department of
Paediatrics on cystic fibrosis research. Researchers have developed tissue cultured cells from CF
patients for laboratory study. The isolation of
the cystic fibrosis gene is an exciting research
achievement and the addition of top-level
research personnel will speed the progress to a
cure for this devastating disease.
Another collaborative study between the
two faculties targets epilepsy, a common
neurological disorder affecting over 30,000
people in B.C. More than 80% of people with
epilepsy develop their first seizure before the
age of 20 and evidence now exists which
suggests that the earlier treatment begins the
greater are the chances for successful therapy.
UBC is planning to establish a national
centre for paediatric epilepsy drug development.
In order to develop such a facility, additional
researchers with specific expertise will be
A division of Imasco Limited, Shoppers
Drug Mart Limited is Canada's largest drugstore organization. Imasco is a major Canadian
consumer products and services company with
operations in Canada and the United States.
Two Chairs in Children's
Diseases Funded by Sauders
William L. Sauder, President of Sauder
Industries and a former chairman of UBC's
Board of Governors, his wife Marjorie Anne
Dr. David Sheifele, Head of UBC's Division of
Infectious Diseases at B.C.'s Children's Hospital,
and research fellow Dr. Gerry Votel check a
patient's progress.
and their children, in partnership with International Forest Products Limited, have pledged $1
million to the UBC Campaign.
The gift from the Sauder family and
Interior, plus a corresponding government
match, will fully endow two chairs: the Sauder
Chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and the
Sauder Chair in Viral Diseases of Children.
The endowment of the Sauder Chair in
Pediatric Infectious Diseases will ensure the
continuing success of UBC's work to diagnose,
treat and prevent serious infections in children.
It will also permit the appointment of a senior
scientist to provide scientific leadership to the
university's Vaccine Evaluation Centre, the first
of its kind in Canada and in operation since
No other age group suffers from infections
as frequently or severely as infants. The threat to
them is also compounded in the developing
world by limited means to prevent the spread of
infections to others.
"Infected babies often suffer twice, first
from acute infection, then from its complications. Infection is harder to detect in babies
because of their inability to speak and describe
their symptoms, with the result that infections
are often advanced when detected, with greater
risk of injury and death," said David Scheifele,
director ofthe Vaccine Evaluation Centre.
"The chair will be an investment towards
the improved health of children across Canada
and around the globe, building on unique
strengths and innovative approaches within the
university," said David Lirenman, acting head
of the Department of Pediatrics.
The Sauder Chair in Viral Diseases of
Children, the only one of its kind in the country,
will provide the university's research community with the opportunity to progress in their
search for effective treatments for the debilitating viral diseases that afflict children today,
including Rubella (German measles) and
Epstein Barr (mononucleosis) infections.
A senior scientist will be appointed to
provide the necessary scientific direction and
act as a catalyst for virus research in programs
in Microbiology and Pediatrics at UBC. In addition, a graduate program in virology is being
developed to train talented young scientists.
"Viral diseases continue to impose a
heavy burden on children," said Barry McBride,
Dean of UBC's Faculty of Science. "Unlike
bacterial disease, virus infections are difficult or
impossible to treat."
"It is essential that we learn more about
the basic biology of disease causing viruses if
we are to develop satisfactory preventative and
therapeutic procedures. "
Said Sauder: "We are most pleased to find
such an effective way of helping children
achieve better health. If we improve the health
of children today, they will continue to enjoy
more robust health throughout the course of
their adult lives." Page 4
The UBC Campaign News
A Conversation with
Bob Wyman
CN: The UBC Campaign has surpassed its
original goal of $ 132 million by the mid-way
point. Why has it been so successful?
WYMAN: First of all, the university had not
made any approaches to the broad public for a
number of years and so there was a latent pool
of capital available. In all the calls I made, I did
not have a turn-down from any prospective
donor. I think that was because we were going
to well-informed, very senior people in the business community who all realized the importance
of higher education and understood the pressures put on universities during the restraint
years. They are, by and large, global thinkers
who know we need trained people who are able
to compete with people from the Far East and
Europe. And there is no question the provincial
government's matching grant of $66 million
was an added stimulus to potential donors.
I think one of the keys to the success of
the campaign has been some of the innovative
approaches we've used. For example, I thought
the kickoff was very well done. The other thing
we've done that will benefit the university over
time is to go out of our way to thank donors.
The president has had many of them out to the
house for dinner to officially thank them. I had
one CEO of a major corporation tell me how
unusual that was. He concluded by saying it
won't be forgotten and he will be back with
further contributions.
Another factor is the enormous amount
of preparation put into planning the campaign.
We started at an abysmal level in terms of
records and analysis of potential donors. But
that's changed. The university is in much better
shape today that it has ever been for fund
Photo  Bob Jemjson
CN: Although the campaign has met its goal, it
is continuing. Why has the decision been made
to go ahead?
WYMAN: Because we haven't covered more
than 25 per cent of the ground we originally set
out to. We've covered the major accounts, but
we have yet to deal with alumni and the second
echelon of prospective corporate donors. There
is also much more that we could do offshore as
the awareness ofthe UBC grows.
I had a phone call from a significant
donor the other day. A friend of his — a very
wealthy individual — had read in the paper that
this chap had made a substantial contribution to
UBC and he said 'I'd think I'd like to do
something like that myself.' And this is a
million dollar amount. There's an awful lot of
opportunity out there and we had better capitalize on that.
CN: How will donations raised during the
continuing campaign be used?
WYMAN: There are certain projects in the
Case Statement that have not been funded
totally as of yet, so additional funds can be used
to top those up. Plus, there are some projects
that could use additional funds above the level
envisaged in the Case. And then there are new
projects — Green College, the First Nations
Longhouse — that have received substantial
donations but which still have some way to go.
Then there is the whole issue of scholarships
and fellowships — there is a lot that could be
done in that area.
CN: What role will volunteers play in the
continuing campaign?
WYMAN: The campaign to date has been
essentially handled by the president, with the
support of Peter Ufford, the Development
Office and the Leadership Committee. It was a
small group, but fairly influential. We were able
to raise a lot of money.
Now we come to this much expanded
group of potential donors, and we're going to
need some volunteer help. We have a great
number of alumni to approach and that task will
be handled by the Development Office and
alumni volunteers. As a graduate of UBC, I feel
that supporting the university is a way of giving
tomorrow's students the kind of opportunities I
had. I'd really like to see more alumni supporting UBC. Our rate of alumni giving is one of
the lowest in the country and this campaign
gives us a chance to change that.
In the B.C. business community, our
next job is to go to second echelon corporations
and some ofthe majors that we didn't call in the
first go round.
I've told members ofthe Leadership
Committee that they've done their job, thank
you, but most of them have indicated their
willingness to continue to assist. So we still
have those key people.
CN: What have been some of the highlights of
the campaign for you personally?
WYMAN: The obvious thrill ofthe campaign
is the fact that we've achieved our objective.
We originally were thinking of a goal in the $40
million range, but we adopted a private sector
goal of $66 million. Now we've done that and
more. That is a very large amount of money —
you just have to compare it with other campaigns. This one exceeds them all by a very
substantial margin.
I've done a fair amount of volunteer
fund raising and it isn't always easy. In this
campaign we never had any problem getting to
see people and once we explained our position
we received a favorable response. I'm not
saying it was easy, but it certainly wasn't as
difficult as I anticipated it was going to be.
To give you an example, one day I made
a call on a company president and spent 10
minutes with him. The next morning he called
and said 'I've got $125,000 for you." That was
the quickest donation.
Photo' Bob Jemison
The size ofthe contribution often came
as a surprise, too. You really had a feeling of
euphoria when you ended up getting a million
dollars or two million or whatever.
One ofthe more amusing moments occurred when I met with Bill James at Falconbr-
idge Mines. We started off talking about a
$25,000 donation and then he phoned around to
his people to see if UBC had a good school. The
answer was yes, there were UBC graduates
throughout the organization. The secretary stuck
her head in door and said she graduated from
UBC, too. So Bill bumped it up to $50,000.
Then David Strangway told him that before he
took his doctorate he worked one summer at
Falconbridge. Bill said that's good for another
$25,000. So we ended up at $75,000.
CN: How did you become Chairman of the
WYMAN: When my time as UBC chancellor
was up, I was asked to serve another three-year
term. I said no, what I wanted to do was chair
the fund-raising campaign. I made that offer
because I was at the university through the
restraint period. The pain and anguish that went
on at that time impressed me so much that I
didn't want to see the university go through that
The UBC Campaign News
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Connie Filletti
Gavin Wilson
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David Tarrant leads a tour through UBC's beautiful Botanical Garden
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Guided tours a great
way to see campus
Want an informed view of the
UBC campus? Why not take a
guided tour?
From now until the end of August tours ofthe beautiful Point Grey
campus conducted by knowledgeable guides are available free of
Drop-in tours leave from the Student Union Building at 10 a.m. and 1
p.m. Monday through Friday and
are about 90 minutes in duration.
By booking ahead, you can arrange
a tour on the weekend or at 3 p.m.
Monday to Fridays.
As well, specialized tours can be
set up for children, seniors, ESL students and groups with special needs.
This year, tours will include campus events celebrating UBC's 75th
anniversary. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon, the UBC
Summer Players will perform Androcles and the Lion at the west side
ofthe Student Union Building.
And from Monday to Friday from
July 3 to Aug. 10 there will be free
concerts from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
at the south plaza of the Student
Union Building.
Both events start shortly after the
end of the morning tour.
Tours will also be available at 10
a.m.. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday,
July 28, the day of UBC's garage
sale called SUPER SALE.
"Because ofthe overwhelming response to the tour program last year,
the scope of the program has been
expanded," said Alexa Bold, tour coordinator. 'Two additional guides
have been hired for a total of four
allowing more personalized service
and a chance to include more events
and attractions in the program."
Many of the favorite attractions
are still included in the tour such as
the rose garden, the M.Y. Williams
Geological Museum and the Bookstore, a popular shopping stop for
UBC 75th anniversary souvenirs and
clothing. Arrangements can also be
made for visits to the Frederic Wood
Theatre, Museum of Anthropology
and Botanical and Nitobe gardens.
Seniors' program set
UBC's Centre for Continuing
Education has lined up a full slate of
lectures for its annual Summer Program for Retired People.
The program offers 20 course options, including art, music, literature,
history, religion, geophysics and astronomy, and hands-on computer
"The choices are rich in terms of
all that the university has to offer in
the arts, sciences and related areas,"
said Program Director John Edwards.
"The program's success in the
past shows that the university is still
a place of interest, even fascination
for older people."
The program will also offer a tour
of the Botanical Garden with David
Tarrant and a tea party in the new
David Lam Garden Centre on June
There are no prerequisites for
any of the courses which run from
9:30 a.m. to noon, Monday to Friday. Participants may register for
one week or more, at a cost of $29
per week.
The first session began May 28
and the last session begins June 18.
More information, call 222-5237.
UBC thanks our many
generous donors to the
World of Opportunity
The campaign continues...
A year
of celebration
As the mid-point of 1990
approaches, UBC's 75th anniversary celebrations are
well under way. The year
kicked off with thousands of
students, faculty and staff
assembling on Mclnnes
Field on a sunny January
day to re-create the famous
"UBC" photo. The shot
turned out beautifully and
was featured in newspapers
across B.C.
The anniversary
hit full stride in __
March with the Hi
open house,
the largest at'
any university in
Canada. An estimated 200,000 visitors enjoyed three
days of exhibits
and iectures designed to expose
the community to mmmmS>Sm
the teaching and
research going on at UBC.
All 12 faculties participated
in Open House, with the
number of displays exceeding 400.
The anniversary celebrations are now in their second major stage, Discover
Summer at UBC. This is essentially a collection of existing community outreach
programs and events that
have been enhanced for
the anniversary year.
The summer campus tour
program has been expanded to offer seven day-
a-week service and specialized tours for children, families, seniors, persons with disabilities and other groups.
Summer stock theatre will
offer both repertory productions and outdoor theatre
for children.
And the School of Music
has expanded its summer
offerings to include the Summer Strings, an orchestra of
15 top UBC musicians
brought together to practice and perform in May.
The Discover Summer
program also features more
academic pursuits, such as
the Centre for Continuing
Education's Summer Program for Retired People.
Seniors are encouraged
to enrol in a number of one-
week courses, ranging from
philosophical discussion to
hands-on training with user-
friendly computers, and
even experience current
student life via optional
campus accommodation
during the program.
If people were asked for
the one thing that stood out
in their minds about summer
at UBC it would likely be the
various gardens in full
bloom. From the sea of
roses beside the Faculty
Club to the array of plants
and flowers in the seven
theme gardens at the Botanical Garden, the campus scenery is spectacular.
The Botanical Garden offers
t h e m e
tours twice
a month
through to September, with a different theme each
month. Visitors are
encouraged to enjoy tea in 1he garden after the tours.
A unique offering
during the 75th anniversary summer is the
SUPER stands for Special University Program to Encourage Recycling, and recycling is what the sale is
about. University departments, student groups and
alumni will set up booths for
a one-day sale of donated
items. Computers, furniture
and lab and office equipment will be up for grabs at
bargain prices.
The sale also has an educational aspect. SERF, the
university's Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility, is
the driving force behind the
sale and will have brochures
and displays on how UBC
has developed its recycling
programs. There will also be
information on how everyone in the community can
increase their recycling activities.
The third major area of
the 1990 celebrations will be
75th Anniversary/Homecoming Week, Sept, 27 to
Oct. 3. Highlights include
the Great Trekker dinner
honoring service to the university, the Homecoming
football game and numerous alumni reunions. Another tradition is the Arts '20
relay race, which annually
draws more than 2,000 UBC
and community runners.
The race is one of six events
in the Partners in Participation series, run by Intramural
Sports to encourage community involvement in UBC
sports and recreation. This
year the Arts '20 relay will
be run on Sunday, Sept. 30,
the university's official 75th
birthday. June 3 -
June 16
Function And Regulation
Of Bacterial Superoxide
Dismutases: A Search For
Chemical Sense. Dr.
James A. Fee, Section Leader, Biological
Chemistry, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mex. IRC #4 at
3:45pm. Call 228-3719.
Psychiatry Academic
Lecture Program
Psychosis During Pregnancy. Dr. Shaila
Misri, Director, Obstetrics/Gynaecology,
UBC. University Hospital, UBC Site, 2NAB
from 8-9am. Coffee and muffins at
7:45am. Call 228-7325.
UBC Alumni Annual
General Meeting
Installation of Mel Reeves,
Association President for
the 1990/91 term and introduction of the new
Board of Management. Winners of the
1990 Alumni Association Awards will be
announced. All UBC graudates are cordially invited to attend. Cecil Green Park
at 6:30. Call 228-3313.
Pediatrics       Grand
Hormonal Aspects Of
Physical Growth And Development Of Children.
Part II. Dr. John F. Crigler,
Chief Emeritus, Endocrinology, Children's
Hosp., Boston and Peds., Harvard Medical School. G.F. Strong Rehabilitation
Centre at 9am. Call 875-2117, Loc. 7017
or 7118.
Psychiatry Academic
Lecture Program
Hypofrontality In Schizophrenia: Neu-
roimaging or Neuroimagining? Dr. Dooley
Goumeniuk, resident, Psychiatry, UBC.
University Hospital, UBC Site 2NAB from
8-9am. Coffee and muffins at 7:45am.
Call 228-7325.
University Hospital
Volunteer Services
UBC    Site   Association.
Annual General Meeting
and Luncheon. Speaker: Leslie Bainbr-
idge, Co-ordinator of Rehabilitation Services. Psychiatric Theatre, Purdy Pavilion
from 10:30am-12noon. Call 263-8320.
UBC Reports is the faculty and
staff newspaper of the University
of British Columbia. It is published wery second Thursday by
the UBC Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1W5.
Telephone 228-3131.
Advertfaiag inquiries: 228-4775.
Directed Margaret Nevin
Contributors: Connie Filletti,
Fault Stetin, Jo Moss
and Carta Wilson.
For events in the period June 17 to July 14 notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar forms no later
than noon on Wednesday, June 6 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.
Spring/Summer Sports Program
Adult and children's recreational sport programs. To August 30. Call Community
Sport Services at 228-3688.
Picnics On The Point
Combine a variety of complete picnic
packages and barbecues with visits to
pools, museums, gardens and other campus attractions. Available for groups from
2-500. Call Food Services at 228-6828.
Campus Tours
Special walking tours of campus facilities
and attractions. Continues until August
31. Monday-Friday from Student Union
Building, 10am, 1pm and (by arrangement) 3pm. Call 228-3777.
Outdoor Theatre For Children
The UBC Summer Players present Androcles and the Lion. A family show. Until
August 17 at the west side of the Student
Union Building. Monday, Wednesday and
Friday at noon upon completion of the
10am campus tours. Call 228-2678.
Summer Program For
Retired People
Course options including anthropology,
music, geography, literature, current
events, computers. Fee: $29 weekly. To
June 22, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12noon.
Call Continuing Education at 222-5237.
^■^"■^ Summer Stock The-
~^8&    atre
|fl^    The UBC Summer Players
'^M^       present Cole, Filthy Rich
^■^■■■J and The Strange Case of
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Repertory schedule.    Until August 11,
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday ,
Frederic Wood  Theatre  and   Dorothy
Somerset Studio.   Reservations recommended. Call 228-2678.
Botanical Garden Theme Tours.
June theme is Roses and Climbers. Tea
available. June 10 and 24 at 10:30am
and 1:30pm from the new gate entrance.
6804 SW Marine Drive. Call 228-4208.
ibmbh Asian   Centre
y*jf       Exhibit
JH(£>     Featuring   the  works   of
flYv     contemporary Chinese ink
^Jfla^J   and watercolor artist, Shi
Guo Liang.   June 8-18 at
the Asian Centre Auditorium.   Call 228-
Dairy Barn Tours
Five tours daily including during milking
times. Through August, Animal Science
Dairy Barn, 3473 Wesbrook Mall. Call
Malcolm Knapp Research
Forest Open House
Open House driving tour highlighting 12
feature areas of the UBC Research Forest in Maple Ridge. June 23 from 10am-
6pm (last car in at 4:30pm). Call 463-
Triumf Tours
Tri-University Meson Facility. Contains
the world's largest proton-beam producing cyclotron. Not recommended for children under 14. Parts of the route may be
difficult for the pregnant or handicapped.
Persons with pace-makers should not tour
this facility. Through August, weekdays at
11am and 2pm. Call 222-1047.
Thunderbird Winter
Sports Centre
Grand opening of the new view deck
lounge overlooking the tennis courts, fields
and Georgia Strait. Monday-Friday, 11 am-
11pm. Saturday, 10am-7pm. Sunday,
noon-6pm. Call 228-6121.
Summer Sounds
Free concerts of light pop/rock, classical,
country, traditional and modern jazz. July
3-August 10, south plaza of the Student
Union Building, Monday-Friday daily,
12:30-1:30pm.   Call 228-3131.
Music       For       A
Summer's Evening
A series of free chamber
music concerts featuring
outstanding     musicians
from the Vancouver area.
July 5-August 9. Music Recital Hall. Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8:00. Call
Oyster River Open House
Tours and information on the research
farm. Group tours can be arranged. July
8from 10am-11pm. Call 923-4219.
1990 Canadian
Special       Olympic
Summer Games
UBC campus is the site of
four events including aquatics, soccer, rhythmic gymnastics and
power lifting. July 10-15. Call 737-3105.
Botanical Garden Theme Tours
July theme is perennials. Tea available.
July 15 and 29 at 10:30am and 1:30pm
from the new gate entrance, 6804 SW
Marine Drive. Call 228-4208.
Taipei Sinfonietta
A group of 30 instrumentalists from Taiwan, including some UBC alumni,
under the baton of American conductor Michael
Masur. Adults $8, students and senior
citizens, $6. Music Building Recital Hall,
July 20 at 8pm. Call 228-3113.
Garage sale/recycling fair plus information on UBC recycling programs. Admission 12 aluminum cans or one looney.
July 28 Mclnnes Field from 10am-5pm.
Call 228-5552.
Sounds of Japan
Free lecture/recital with admission to the
Nitobe Garden. August 5 from 2-3pm.
Call 222-5273.
Botanical Garden Theme Tours
August theme is physick garden and
herbs. Tea available. August 12 and 26
plus two tours in September. 10:30am
and 1:30pm. Call 228-4208.
Our Chief And Elders
Features portraits of B.C. Native leaders,
chiefs, chief counsellors and elders by
Kwaguitl photographer David Neel. Opens
August 17 at the Museum of Anthropology. Call 228-5087.
Social Work Conference
Family Ties In A Troubled World. Michael
White, Dulwich Centre, Australia. 14th
Western Canadian Conference on Family
Practice. June 9-12, IRC, Angus, School
of Social Work. Call 228-2576.
AMS/UBC Job Link
A summer-long service
which links employers in
private, public and nonprofit organizations with
qualified, capable UBC
students looking for career-related work.
Register or post a job at SUB 100B, Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, FAX 228-6093
or call 228-JOBS.
English Language Institute Professional Development
Series for practicing language teachers.
Topics range from Teaching Literature In
The ESL'EFL Classroom to Using The
Language Lab. One/two evenings per
week; primarily Tuesdays from 7-9pm.
Through June. Call 222-5208.
CNPS Quarter Century Reunion
Call for registration. All CNPS students,
alumni, associates, faculty and staff are
invited to meet old friends and make new
ones at Counselling Psychology's 25th
Year Reunion. Call 228-5259.
International House
Out Program
Local students/staff/faculty
correspond with international students accepted to UBC. Act as
contact and provide useful information to
incoming students while making global
friends. Canadians and Internationals
welcome. Call 228-5021.
Sleep Disorders Study
Volunteers 18-45 years suffering from
Chronic Insomnia needed for a study on
sleep-promoting medication (hypnotics).
Must be available to sleep overnight at a
lab for five nights. Call Carmen Ramirez
at 228-7927.
Career Development Study
Research study on communication between parents and adolescents regarding
career and educational choices. Young
people aged 12-19 and one parent needed
to participate in an interview. Call Dr.
Richard Young at 228-6380.
Hypertension in
Pregnancy Study
Pregnant women, concerned about their
blood pressure, are invited to participate.
The study compares relaxation training
with standard medical treatment (own
physician). Call Dr. Wolfgang Linden at
Daily Rhythms Study
Volunteers needed, aged 30-40 and living
with a heterosexual partner, to keep a
daily journal (average 5 min. daily) for 4
months, noting patterns in physical/social
experiences. Call Jessica McFarlane at
Post Polio Study
Persons with polio needed for functional
assessment and possible training programs. Elizabeth Dean, PhD, School of
Rehabilitation Medicine. Call 228-7392.
Multiple Sclerosis Study
Persons with mild to moderately severe
MS needed for study on exercise responses. Elizabeth Dean, PhD, School of
Rehab. Medicine. Call 228-7392.
Back Pain Research
Volunteers needed for
magnetic resonance imaging of healthy spines. Men/
women aged 18-60, nonpregnant, no pacemakers,
no intracranial clips and no metal fragments in the eye. University Hospital
employees excluded. Call June 8am-
4pm, Monday-Thursday at 228 - 7720.
Psychology Study
Opinions of teenage girls and their parents on important issues surfacing in family life. Volunteers needed, aged 13-19
plus one or both parent(s). Call Lori Taylor at 733-0711.
Sexual Harassment Office
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.
Call Margaretha Hoek or Jon Shapiro at
To find an interesting and challenging volunteer job, get in touch with Volunteer
Connections, Student Counselling and Resources Centre. Brock 200. Call 228-
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Every Tuesday (including holidays) from
12:30-2pm. University Hospital. UBC site,
Room 311 (through Lab Medicine from
Main Entrance). Call 873-1018 (24-hour
Help Line).
Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education and
Recreation, through the
John M. Buchanan Fitness
and Research Centre,
administers physical fitness
assessments. Students. $25, others $30.
Call 228-4356.
Surplus Equipment
Recycling Facility
All surplus items. Every Wednesday,
noon-3 pm. Task Force Bldg. 2352 Health
Sciences Mall. Call 228-2813. (Also see:
Discover Summer: SUPERws Sale.)
■^^■"I Neville Scarfe
^Btf   Children's Garden
mgtw        Located west of the Edu-
^F^ cation Building.   Free ad-
■■■■I mission. Open all year.
Families interested in planting, weeding
or watering the garden, call Gary Pennington at 228-6386 or Jo-Anne Naslund
at 434-1081.
Botanical Garden
Open every day from 10am-7pm. Free
admission Wednesdays. Call 228-3928.
(Also see: Discover Summer.)
Nitobe Garden
Open Mondayto Friday, 10am-7pm. Free
admission Wednesdays. Call 228-3928.
(Also see: Discover Summer.)
UBC Reports
ad deadlines
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For more
information, or to
place an ad phone
228-4775 UBCREPORTS May 29,1990
Ring, Vlasic named
UBC's top athletes
UBC's top athletes of 1990 are
women's soccer captain Mitch Ring
and   football
receiver Tom
Ring, 23,
is a member
of Canada's
national soccer team and
one of only a
handful of
UBC athletes
to be named a
first team All
Canadian in three consecutive years.
A four-time All-Star in Canada West
competition, she led the conference
in scoring the last two seasons.
In her first year at UBC, Ring
played varsity basketball and was
named UBC Female Rookie-of-the-
Year. She switched to soccer and
during the next three years as centre
back, led her team to two Canada
West championships, in 1986 and
1987, and to the Canadian Interuniv-
ersity Athletic Union (CIAU) soccer
championship in 1987.
She received the Marilyn Pomfret
Trophy as the university's Most Out-
Female Athlete. In addition, she was
with the Kay
B r e a r 1 e y
award which
service to the
women's athletic program at UBC.
Vlasic, 23, has led UBC's football team in pass receptions in the
last two years as tight end.
Scouted but not selected for the
National Football League in its recent college draft, Vlasic will likely
get an opportunity to play with a
club in the Canadian Football
Vlasic caught 133 passes for
1961 yards and 11 touchdowns in
his five years at UBC. He played
on the team which won the prestigious Vanier Cup in 1986 and in his
last season was named to the All
Canadian second team.
He received the Bobby Gaul Trophy as UBC's Most Outstanding
Graduating Male Athlete.
Classified advertising can be purchased from Media Services. Phone
228-4775. Ads placed by faculty and staff cost $6 per insertion for 35
words. Others are charged $7. Monday, June 4 at 4 p.m. is the deadline
for the next issue of UBC Reports which appears on Thursday, June 14.
Deadline for the following edition on July 12 is 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 3. AII
ads must be paid in advance in cash, by cheque or internal requisition.
professional looking results with WP5
and HP Deskjet Plus printer. Editing
and proofreading. Competitive rates.
Pickup and delivery available at extra
cost. West End location. Call Suzanne
VICTORIA REAL ESTATE: Experienced, knowledgeable realtor with faculty references will answer all queries
and send information on retirement
or investment opportunities. No cost
or obligation. Call (604) 595-3200.
Lois Dutton, REMAX Ports West, Victoria, B.C.
EDITING: Need that final polishing touch?
Experienced English PhD Student will
edit your MS, thesis, novel, etc for spelling grammar and general style, 536-5137.
NOTARY PUBLIC: for all your Notarial Services including Wills, Conveyancing and Mortgages, contact Pauline
Matt, 4467 Dunbar St.. (at 28th &
Dunbar), Vancouver, B.C. Telephone
(604) 222-9994.
CHILDREN 6-12. Professionally run
fun summer childcare service on campus. 7:45 am - 6 pm. Excursions, arts/
crafts, beach hikes, swimming, etc.
Weekly, monthly rates. Call Bonnie or
Lynn 228-6424.
MAC Computer. Wanted to purchase.
Used MAC SE in good condition.
Phone 228-1573,
JIVE CLASSES. Will be offered by
UBC Dance Club starting Thursday,
May 3rd, 7.30-8.30pm in the Osborne
Gym. Lessons run for 5 weeks. $25
per person (couples not necessary).
Space is limited. Call 228-3248.
HELP! Our wooden sign from "The
Shop in the Garden," UBC Botanical
Gardens was "borrowed" by naughty
little elves last week. Please return it
and receive our heartfelt thanks, or
call us at 228-4529 with any information you have that might lead to its
For Sale
TOSHIBA   COLOR   TV,   13   inch
screen, almond - $150.
Roomy 2 person tent, inside frame,
forest green - $25.
IKEA style desk, white, top shelves,
bottom drawers - $50.
Contact: 732-3857.
1985 PONTIAC Fiero GT. 6 cyl, sunroof, power windows. Black: $6850
P.C.M. Prestige Motor Cars. 266-
1985 PEUGEOT 505 STI Auto fully
equipped, AC. power sunroof, p.w.,
pi, p.s., p.b. P.C.M. Prestige Motor
Cars. 266-6088.
1984 PEUGEOT 505S. Auto fully
equiped, only 69,000 kms., won't last
long on our lot. P.C.M. Prestige Motor Cars. 266-6088.
1981 PORSCHE 924 Weisach, Ltd.
Edition only 400 made. Immaculate
condition. P.C.M. Prestige Motor
Cars. 266-6088.
1985 VOLV O 760 GLE Sedan. Fully
loaded, leather, 70 kms. CAII P.C.M.
Prestige Motor Cars. 266-6088.
BLACK & WHITE ENLARGEMENTS: from your negatives, individually hand exposed, cropped,
dodged and shaded to your exact
specifications. High quality papers in
matte or high gloss finish. We can
get the best from your sub-standard
negative. Great prices, an 8x10 custom enlargement just $5.70! Call
Media Services Photography at 228-
4775. (3rd floor LPC, 2206 East Mall).
Governor General's awards
are part of our history
In 1873 the Earl of Dufferin, who
served as the Governor General of
Canada from 1872 to 1878, decided to
have a medal struck to reward scholastic merit.
Known as the Governor General's
Academic Medals, they have since
become a tradition at congregation
cermonies on university campuses
across Canada.
The medals are awarded for academic excellence at four levels: Bronze
at the secondary school level; Collegiate Bronze at the post secondary
diploma level; Silver at the undergraduate level; and Gold at the graduate level.
At UBC and other Canadian universities, Gold Governor General's
Academic Medals will be presented to
the students who have achieved the
highest academic standing in graduate
studies at both the Master's and Doctorate levels, and Silver Medals to the
students who. in the opinion of the
Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science, are the best in the graduating
classes for the BA degree and the BSc
The number of Gold and Silver
medals awarded by each university is
determined by its full-time enrolment.
However, part-time students are also
"The Governor General's Medals
provide an excellent opportunity for
UBC as well as other universities
across the country to highlight and
reward academic achievement," said
2 Simons Foundation
scholarships to help
women in engineering
Two new scholarship awards and a
bursary endowed by The Simons Foundation will encourage more women to
enter engineering at UBC.
The foundation has established two
doctoral scholarships of $3,000 each—
one in the humanities or social sciences and the second in science or
applied science.
Recipients will be outstanding
women scholars with the potential for
significant contribution to society
through achievement in their chosen
It has also endowed a $ 1,000 bursary for women undergraduate engineering students, in memory ofthe 14
women engineering students who were
murdered at the University of Montreal in December, 1989.
The foundation recently established
a similar bursary at the University of
Montreal and intends to establish others across Canada.
Dr. Jennifer Allen Simons, president of The Simons Foundation and
active director of H.A. Simons, the
world's largest private consulting engineering company in the pulp and
paper field, said she did not want the
tragedy to discourage young women
from entering the engineering profession.
"Although this was the act of a
madman, his reason for the act (that
women in engineering were taking a
place due to him) is common currency," Simons explained.
Women must often ignore or stifle
their response to this prejudice to enter
the field, she said.
"Every student should have the right
to pursue the studies and career of his
or her choice, provided that he or she
can meet the academic criteria, without bias, prejudice or harassment and
with the community's support."
Simons said the company accepts
these principles and demonstrates support for them through The Simons
Foundation. Forty-eight engineers at
H.A. Simons are women.
The foundation supports various
student engineering activities at UBC,
sponsoring field trips, attendance at
conventions, and publication of graduate brochures.
This year, the foundation donated
$5,000 for an Award in Social Responsibility to the Canadian Engineering Competition, conducted by UBC.
Free walking tours of UBC include gardens,
museums, sports facilities and other attractions.
Drop-in tours: weekdays, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Book ahead for: 3 p.m., weekend and special
All tours leave from the information desk in the
main concourse of the Student Union Building.
CALL 228-3777
UBC President David Strangway.
The Governor General's Gold and
Silver Academic Medals are part of 26
awards in total reserved for heads of
the graduating classes at UBC.
Recipients of this year's medals are:
Robert Thomson, Governor General's
Gold Medal, Doctoral Programs, Faculty of Graduate Studies; Paul
Steenhuisen, Governor General's Gold
Medal, Masters Programs. Faculty of
Graduate Studies; Irshad Manji, Governor General's Silver Medal. Facultv
of Arts: and Bozidar Bo Ilic. Governor
General's Silver Medal, Faculty of
The medals will be presented during UBC's annual Spring Congregation ceremonies. May 29 to June 1.
Forestry student Jonathan
Moss considers himself lucky
to have travelled so much and
his experiences have convinced
him he wants to be a forester in
the developing world.
As winner of the 1990
Rhodes Scholarship for B.C. his
plans will get a boost. Graduating this May with a BSF, Moss'
scholarship will pay for two
years of graduate work in tropical forestry at Oxford University in England.
Born in Toronto, Moss, 22,
grew up in Kenya and Nepal
and completed his high school
studies in England before returning to Canada to enrol in
UBC's forestry program.
Plan for
the future
l|jj planning
-->-;  your
'*B%/ UBC.
Your bequest will help
the students of
For bequest information contact:
Janice Loomer Margolis
Manager, Planned Giving
The University of British Columbia
6253 N.W. Marine Drive
Vancouver, B.C. V6T2A7
Tel: (604)222-8900 UBCREPORTS May 29,1990       4
B.C. grants $4 million
for disability centre
The provincial government has
announced it will give $4-million to
supportaDisability Resource Centre
at UBC.
Of that amount. $2-million will
fund an endowment to help finance
the centre and the other $2-million
goes toward an extension to Brock
Hall which will house the centre.
The announcement was made at
a press conference on May 18 at
Cecil Green Park House on campus.
Premier Bill Vander Zalm said
that in supporting the centre, the government was making a commitment
to see that people with disabilities
are not disqualified from obtaining a
post-secondary education.
"We must ensure that students
with disabilities are not inhibited or
prohibited from continuing post-secondary education because of the difficulties encountered through lack of
access to our institutions." Vander
Zalm said.
UBC President David Strangway
said the provincial government's initiative will go a long way towards
supporting UBC's commitment to
addressing the concerns of people
with disabilities on campus and in
the community.
"It will help this university set an
Photo h\ Media Sci
Rick Hansen receives a $2-million cheque from the B.C. government
for the UBC Disability Reource Centre.
example for other institutions across
the country and assist us in becoming a
provincial and national resource on disabled issues," Strangway said.
Rick Hansen, who has been working for the year as a consultant to
Strangway on disability issues and liaising with the community on the
centre's concept and development, said
the centre will ensure that people with
disabilities have the opportunity to fully
access post-secondary education
As well, it will also assist institutions to maximize their contribution and effectiveness in dealing
with disability related issues, he
"The impact of this centre over
the next decade as it relates to the
independence, self-esteem and dignity of people with disabilities will
be profound." Hansen said.
Opening set for June 8
A public ribbon-cutting ceremony
will mark the official opening of the
Disability Resource Centre at UBC,
June 8, during National Access
Awareness Week.
An open invitation is extended to
people on campus and in the community to participate in the outdoor
launch which will take place at the
centre's temporary location next to
Brock Hall beginning at 10 a.m.
At the time UBC Reports went to
press, the list of special guests and
invited dignitaries had not been finalized.
But federai and provincial gov
ernment representatives and members
ofthe community who have lent then
support to the concept and creation of
the centre will join Rick Hansen to
celebrate the realization of his long-
held dream.
Currently special consultant to the
President's Office at UBC, Hansen is
helping the university develop better
programs and services for students with
disabilities. He will take an active part
in the new centre and will chair the
centre's advisory committee.
"The opening ofthe centre will help
UBC lead the way in addressing the
broader concerns of people with disabilities." said UBC President David
As a resource for people with disabilities in the province and across
Canada, the new centre will be unique
in its role of assisting institutions and
organizations to better meet their
needs and foster relevant research.
The launching ceremony will recognize the federal government's Innovations program which gave the
centre a S2-million operating grant
and the recent $4-million gift from
the provincial government which will
help finance the centre.
A $485,000 gram from the provincial government enabled the
centre to begin operations al its temporary site until it can be housed permanently in Brock Hall. This brings
the total contribution for the centre to
Provincial student wins essay
contest sponsored by UBC
Fifty of British Columbia's best
high school students were welcomed
to UBC on May 24 to receive prizes in
two academic contests sponsored by
the university.
Winners of the UBC Essay Com
petition and the Euclid mathematics
contest attended a luncheon sponsored
by UBC President David Strangway.
Claiming the first prize of $ 1.500 in
the essay competition was Ann
Nguyen, a Grade 12 student at Prince
Rupert Senior Secondary School.
Second and third prizes went to a
pair of White Rock students. M'Gai
Croal and Moustafa Hassan of
Semiahmoo .Senior Secondary earned
SI .(XX) and S500 respeeiivelv for their
Twenty-two other student, wen:
awarded book prizes and   !38 wen
given honorable mentions. In all. more
than 2.000 entries were submitted by
Grade 12 students from 127 schools
across B.C. and the Yukon.
The essay competition is designed
to stimulate writing skills in Grade 12,
said competition chairman Jack Stewart, an associate professor in the
English Department.
The essays were written on a one-
word topic, Trees, revealed to the students only a! ihe time of writing.
Also saluted by UBC were the v. in-
ners ol the Euclid mathematics examination.
The exam, lor Grade 12 students, is
part of the Canadian Mathematics
B.C. students always do well in the
Euclid, hut this year they topped lasi
\ear's outstanding performance, said
George Bluman. a UBC Mathematics
professor who coordinates the exam in
Twenty-seven B.C. schools were
among the top 50 in Canada, and B.C.
students claimed 47 per cent of the top
100 positions in the national exam.
St. Michaels of Victoria was the
highest ranked B.C. school, placing
second overall in the nation. Killarnev
took sixth spot, while Winston Churchill placed eighth and St. George's
was tenth.
Mark Van Raamsdonk, a Id-year
old Grade 1 1 student at St. Michaels,
was the highest ranked B.C. student,
placing ninth overall in Canada.
Wing Suen Kwan, of Port Moody,
placed 14th. while Marco Riedel of
Grand forks was ; 7th
Onley gives painting
for fellowships
in Psychology
Artist Toni Onley found the inspiration for his painting of UBC's Point
Grey campus while cruising at 1.000
That's the altitude he usually flies
when passing over Point Grey in his
single-engine flying boat. The bird's
eye view perspective he used in the
painting is a familiar sight for the privately licensed pilot.
Onley, famous for his watercolors
of the B.C. coast, was commissioned
to paint the campus by the university's
Psychology Department to raise funds
for student fellowships.
Titled UBC. 15 December, 1989. it
is now available as a high-quality
poster. The result is trademark Onley,
a wash of muted blue and green depicting Point Grey, the campus. Howe
Sound and the Coast Mountains.
The poster was inspired by the success of another Onley poster, Vancouver: City of the Century, which sold
about 25,000 copies during Expo 86.
Onley was approached to do the
painting by his friend Anthony Phillips, a Psychology professor and chairman of his department's fundraising
Phillips had no trouble persuading
Onley to support their goals. Onley
spent 10 years teaching here in the
Fine Arts Department.
Money raised by sales of the poster
will go toward new fellowship programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the Psychology Department.
In total, 5.(XX) posters were printed.
Some, signed by the artist, are available only from the Psychology Department. Posters are also on sale at
the UBC Bookstore. Smaller reproductions are available on five by seven
inch greeting cards.
Framed posters sell for S85. unfra-
med for S25 Cards are S2. or $25 if
framed and matted.
The original water color will be
auctioned at the Great Trekkers gala
dinner Sept. 27. with proceeds going
to the psychology fellowships.
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