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 Photo by Media Services
The sequence of photos show different construction stages of the new Physics-Chemistiy Building. The photo on the left shows
the early stages in March, 1988, the middle was taken in July, 1988 and on the right is the completed structure.
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The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Volume 35. Number
September 7. 1989
Polanyi slated to speak
at welcoming ceremony
Canada's recent Nobel Prize winner.
Chemist John Polanyi, is the guest speaker
at UBC's welcoming ceremony for new
and returning students today, Sept. 7, in
War Memorial Gym.
The ceremony begins at 3 p.m.
UBC President David W Strangway
extended an invitation to all new student
and returning students, their friends,
families and the outside community to
participate in the university's September
' 'It's an opportunity for UBC to reinforce its traditions and give students a
taste of UBC and a sense of what the
university is all about," Strangway said.
A fellow of the Royal Society of
Canada, Companion of the Order of
Canada, and recipient of numerous other
international awards and honors, Polanyi
is noted for his contributions to understanding the molecular details of chemical reactions.
He won the Nobel Prize in chemistry
in 1986.
In addition to numerous scientific
papers, he has authored articles on science policy and produced a film called
Concepts in Reaction Dynamics.
The founding chairman of the Canadian Pugwash Group, Polanyi has also
written on the control of armaments, and
is co-editor of a book on the dangers of
nuclear war.
He is one of four Nobel Laureates on
campus this week for a symposium to
celebrate the opening of the new Chemistry-Physics Building.
A procession of the stage party-which
AMS referendum set
on recreation building
The AMS will hold another referendum in the last week of September on
student funding for a new recreational
' 'While the majority of council is in
favor of the facility, all information on the
referendum will be neutral this time,"
said AMS President Mike Lee.
Lee said the referendum will run from
Sept. 25 to Sept. 29. An information
campaign explaining the proposed design of the facility and the issues involved
will run for 14 days before voting starts.
' 'We have two weeks after the start of
classes to get information out to the students," said Lee. "We're looking at three
or four full-page spreads in the Ubyssey,
and we hope to have posters and leaflets
spread around the campus.''
Students approved an annual fee of
$30 to support phase one of the project in
a referendum last year. But some students
successfully petitioned for another vote
on the issue after the UBC Board of
Governors passed a 10 per cent tuition fee
"On the vNo' side, some people believe the AMS should not be hindering
student access to education by adding
another $30 to student fees on top of the
10 per cent tuition hike," said Lee.
Phase one of the recreational facility
will cost an estimated $9.5-million. It will
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includes members of UBC's Board of
Governors, the university chancellor, and
other invited dignitaries in ceremonial
robes-will precede the welcoming ceremony. The procession leaves the Ballroom in the Student Building for the gym
at 2:45 p.m.
Rev. Brian Fraser, Dean of St. Andrew's Hall, one of the theological colleges on campus, will give the opening
invocation and UBC's Chancellor Leslie
Peterson will deliver the opening remarks.
Music will be supplied by UBC's Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
Strangway and Alma Mater Society
President Mike Lee will join Peterson in
officially welcoming students to campus.
The AMS is sponsoring a series of activities and events, including a buddy system, to help first year students get to know
the campus. More information can be
obtained from Lee at 228-3972.
About 90 entrance scholarship winners from high schools around the province will be presented at the welcoming
ceremony. Unable to attend, but also
honored, will be the two recipients of the
UBC Alumni Association's 1989 Young
Alumnus Award, Dr. Anne Bassett and
Paul Yee.
Dr. Bassett made work! headlines when
she and Dr. Barry Jones discovered a
genetic abnormality in human chromo-
somes that may cause schizophrenia. This
research, conducted at Columbia University, promises to lead to a medical breakthrough in preventing and treating the
Yee, who is currently multicultural
coordinator for the National Archives in
Ottawa, is author of the recently released
book Saltwater City, which chronicles
the history of Chinese people in Canada.
Following the Ceremony, refreshments
will be served on Machines Field, adjacent to the War Memorial Gym.
Nobel winners
and Hagen
to help open
new building
The new Chemistry-Physics Building, the first academic building constructed
on campus since the era of fiscal restraint,
will be officially opened Thursday, Sept.
7, by Minister of Advanced Education
Stan Hagen and university officials.
The $16.4-million building boasts
55,000 square feet of functional space
and state-of-the-art laboratories. It will
house about 100 researchers, three-quarters of them from the Chemistry Department. Completed ahead of schedule and
on budget, the new structure connects the
current physics and chemistry buildings
at the comer of East Mall and University
Planning for the building began nearly
a decade ago, but construction did not go
ahead until Hagen announced approval
of funding two years ago.
The building will house organic chemists, a tissue culture facility, laser spectro-
scopists, surface science and materials
researchers and nuclear magnetic resonance researchers. Many of these will be
collaborative projects between the two
science departments.
Also in the new building are graduate
student laboratories in preparative chemistry, physical chemistry and experimental physics, a joint chemistry-physics
student reading room, support services
and faculty offices.
Among the dignitaries present for the
opening will be Chancellor Leslie Peterson, President David Strangway and four
Nobel Prize laureates here for a symposium: Herbert Brown, Georg Bednorz,
Arthur Schawlow and John Polanyi. Tours
of the building will be conducted after the
noon ceremonies.
Chemistry Department head Larry
Weiler said it was appropriate that the
Nobel laureates were attending. Each of
them made contributions to science outside of their normal disciplines, and the
university's new building is intended to
encourage interdisciplinary cooperation.
"The new Chemistry-Physics Building is one of those unique facilities on
campus that bring together researchers
from different disciplines in an environment which we hope will lead to exciting
and useful scientific breakthroughs,"
Weiler said.
"It's been proven that the catalyst that
stimulates interdisciplinary research is a
facility in which scientists of different
backgrounds are brought together to share
equipment, ideas, space and the excitement of discovery.
"Interdisciplinary research can provide the most challenges and difficulties,
but the rewards can be the greatest,'' he
"The new Chemistry-Physics building is extremely well-designed," said
Brian Turrell, head of the Physics Department. "The space we have in the new
building is first-class research space."
Said Weiler:'' Facilities of this type
permit us to attract and retain outstanding
faculty members and will provide an
excellent opportunity for graduate education and research in chemistry and
Building architects Thompson, Berwick, Pratt and Partners also designed the
old Chemistry Building, which housed
the entire science faculty when it was
constructed in 1925.
Contractors Ellis-Don Construction
Ltd. also recently completed work on the
Skydome in Toronto. Weiler said their
expertise, along with the coordination of
Campus Planning and Development, was
essential for installation of the complex
mechanical systems and the substantial
power requirements of the building. Installation of the mechanical systems accounted for about half of total construction costs.
to lecture
at Hebb
Four Nobel Prize winners, including
Canadian chemist John Polanyi, will be
giving special lectures on Friday, Sept. 8,
at the Hebb Theatre.
The Nobel Laureate Symposium is
jointly organized by the departments of
Chemistry and Physics in conjunction
with today's opening of the new Chemistry-Physics Building.
Speaking at the Friday morning session, which begins at 8:30 a.m., are Herbert Brown and Georg Bednorz.
Brown, Professor Emeritus at Purdue
University, Indiana, was winner of the
1979 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his
discovery of new classes of organic boron compounds. His work opened up
new methods of organic synthesis for
industry to manufacture pharmaceuticals
and fine chemicals.
Bednorz, now with the IBM Research
Laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland, won
the 1987 prize in physics for his discovery
of new superconducting materials, which
began a flurry of activity world-wide in
basic research and applications of superconductivity.
Speaking at the afternoon session, which
begins at 1 p.m., are Arthur Schawlow, a
Stanford University professor and winner of the 1981 physics prize for the
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UBC REPORTS: The faculty and staff newspaper has
introduced several changes to
design and content. Page 3.
UBC's Office of Multicultural
Liaison is sponsoring a series
of panel discussions on multiculturalism in Canada.
Page 6.
students will receive entrance
scholarships ranging in value
from $2,000 to $5,000 per year
at a welcoming ceremony today (Sept. 7). Page 8. UBC REPORTS   Sept 7,1989
Former UBC
John Valentine Clyne, former UBC
chancellor, industrialist, public servant,
and long-time supporter of the university died, Aug. 22.
He was 87.
"UBC has lost a friend and supporter who gave his time and energy to
make sure that British Columbians had
a university mat served the needs of its
people," said David Strangway, UBC's
Clyne was a prominent Canadian
who made significant and lasting contributions to die fields of government,
law, business and the arts during his
lifetime. His association with UBC
spanned 70 years
Bom in 1902 in Vancouver's West
End, Clyne's middle name came from
his birthdate-Valentine's Day~an
appellation he recalled gave him no
end of trouble with his schoolmates.
At age 15, he contracted rheumatic
fever and was sent to a ranch in B.C.'s
interior to recuperate. The horseriding
skills he learned there stood him in
good stead in the following years when
he worked as a ranch hand. Other early
jobs were in a sawmill and mining
dyne enroled at UBC in 1919 where
he became involved in rugby and
amateur theatre. As leading actor in
1922 and 1923 productions of the UBC
Players Club he met leading actress
Betty Somerset, who later became his
A veteran of the Great Trek which
resulted in UBC being established in
its Point Grey site, Clyne graduated in'
1923 with a B A and went on to study
marine law at the London School of
Economics and King's College in
England. He was called to the B.C. bar
in 1927, the same year he and Betty
were married.
Clyne practiced law for two years
in Prince Rupert, and men returned to
Vancouver to begin a 20-year association with the firm of Macrae, Duncan
and Clyne as a specialist in shipping
and admiralty law.
In 1946, he was appointed chairman of the Canadian Maritime Commission, a policy-making and regulatory rxxlywr^gukkri Canadian shipping and ship-building after World
War II, and concurrently was named
president of the Park Steamship Co.
Ltd., a Crown
company responsible for
all Canadian
wartime merchant vessels.
In this capacity, he represented Canada
on various
United Nations      and
NATO sub-committees which dealt
with shipping.
In 1950, Clyne was appointed to
the bench as a Justice of the Supreme
Court of British Columbia. In 1957, at
the age of 56, he was elected director
of MacMillan Bloedel and shortly
after, appointed chairman and CEO-
a position he held for 15 years. He
retired as director of the company in
1977, at which time he was appointed
an honorary director.
Clyne served as director of several
other major Canadian corporations
including Canadian Pacific, Phillips
Electronics, Canada Trust, and the
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
He was the sole Royal Commissioner in three public inquiries and in
1978 chaired the Consultative Committee on the Implications of Telecommunications for Canadian Sovereignty for the federal government
Clyne helped found the Canadian
Institute for Advanced Legal Studies,
an organization which brings together
judges, lawyers, and academics from
Britain and Canada every two years to
explore issues such as law reform.
His autobiography, appropriately
titled Jack of All Trades: Memories
of a Busy Life was published in 1985.
Clyne received a Knighthood of
Grace of the Order of St John in 1959
and was named Companion of the
Order of Canada in 1972. He served
as UBC's chancellor from 1978 to
UBC awarded him an honorary
Doctor of Laws degree in his last year
as chancellor, and the following year
the university inaugurated the J.V.
Clyne lecture program which brings
world leaders from government, business, law and the arts-areas in which
Clyne distinguished himself-to give
public lectures to the Vancouver
Nobel Prize winners
to lecture on Sept. 8
Continued from Page 1
discovery of the laser; and John Polanyi,
professor at the University of Toronto,
and winner of the chemistry prize in 1986
for his work on reaction dynamics.
Schawlow's laser research led to laser
spectroscopy becoming one of the most
important tools in science for studying
the structure of atoms, molecules and
materials. It is critical to the understanding of how chemical reactions occur.
Polanyi was a pioneer in the use of
trajectory calculations to explore the
molecular details of chemical reactions
and reaction dynamics. He also discovered infrared chemiluminescence, a prod
uct of chemical reactions, which provided
the basis and understanding forme chemical laser.
(Polanyi will be guest speaker at UBC's
welcoming ceremony for new and returning students in the War Memorial Gym,
Thursday Sept 7.)
Honorary chairman of the symposium
is Geraldine Kenney-Wallace, chairperson of the Science Council of Canada, and
a professor of chemistry at the University
of Toronto. Kenney-Wallace received
her PhD in chemistry at UBC.
Lectures are open to all UBC students,
faculty and staff as well as the general
Joe Nagel, curator of UBC's MY. WHaams geology museum, is dwarfed by crates containing more man 40 tons of rocks, minerals
and shells. The crates contain the Colvin Collection, recently donated to the museum by the family of the late Jack White.
It's Yours survey
Tabloid delights readers
' 'I did not realize how big UBC was
and that so much was happening there.
What an amazing place," said a Sechelt
reader of UBC's recent publication, It's
Yours. His sentiments were echoed again
and again as hundreds of people from
more than 80 communities around the
province responded to this year's publication.
Distributed in May as a special insert
in The Vancouver Sun, the 16-page annual newspaper highlights interesting
research and faculty members at UBC
and provides information on public concerts, facilities, classes and other ongoing
In this year's issue, for example, were
stories on former Olympic athlete and
noted sports physician, Dr. Doug Clement; Animal Science Professor George
Iwama's research on how the stress of
overcrowding affects aquacultured salmon;
and a profile on the new Multicultural
Liaison Office Director, Kogila Adam-
A mail-in entry form for a draw offering an all-expenses paid weekend on
campus encouraged many readers to offer
their opinions and comments on the
publication. People said they found it
easy to read, informative, interesting, and
asked for more of the same.
"A lot of people don't realize so much
is available to the general public," a
Vancouver woman wrote.
"I almost didn't read the paper, but
once I started, I read it cover to cover,''
said another Lower Mainland resident.
"This report keeps me informed,"
wrote a Merriti man. "Keep up the good
Another wrote,' 'I read some of the
report to my children to start them thinking about UBC." Others appealecj'for
more information about the university.
' 'It's great to read about all mat's happening," was a common response. "When
is the next open house?" asked others.
Published by UBC's Community
Relations Office, It's Yours goes out to an
audience of more than 575,000 people
and is intended to bring the university and
outside community closer, said Community Relations Director Margaret Nevin.
"We want to make people more aware
of the kind of world-class research that is
going on at UBC and give them a broader,
more in-depth view of what the university is all about" Nevin said. "It's Yours
helps forge stronger links between people
in the province and their largest university. It's important to let the community
at large know what UBC is doing.''
Readers from Parksville to Prince
Rupert, Sechelt to Slocan, and less well-
known towns of Ruskin, Black Creek,
Bowser, Royston, and Taylor sent their
comments—and entry forms—to the
Community Relations Office. Responses
also came from outside the province,
from readers in Calgary, Edmonton,
Winnipeg, and the Yukon.
Readers were asked for their favorite
stories—but there were no clear winners.
"Hiked them all," was a common response.
Winner in the draw for a weekend at
UBC was a family from Pitt Meadows
who received free accommodation in Gage
residences and an assortment of prizes
from other university departments and
Crane library searches
for volunteer readers
Crane Memorial Library is looking
for excellent readers with college or university backgrounds to prepare recordings of text and course support materials
for visually impaired and print-disabled
' "The most urgent need is for mathematics, social science statistics and computer science readers," said Crane Librarian Paul Thiele. "We have nearly
20,000 pages of material to transcribe in
these disciplines."
Interested volunteers should have good
reading voices, clear diction and no strong
accents or dialects. Book recording ses
sions are held in
the Crane library's recording
centre and volunteer readers are
expected to devote a minimum
of two consecutive hours per
week to the transcription process.
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer talking book reader should contact
Paul or Judith Thiele at 228-6111.
Srivastava supports
recreation building
Continued from Page 1
include gyms, squash and racketball courts,
club offices and an aerobic dance studio.
Plans for a playcare centre, concert hall
and office tower have been dropped.
K.D. Srivastava, Vice-President of
Student and Academic Services, has
expressed support for the recreational
"I am delighted to support this initiative and am working closely with the
AMS executive in developing prelimi
nary plans for the facility," said Srivastava
While the student council will take a
neutral position on the referendum, student representatives will be campaigning
actively on both sides. Board of Governors representative Tim Bird says he'll be
campaigning for the "Yes" side.
"It's a tough call. It's going to be
closer than the last vote," said Bird.
"Interest in recreational fitness has sky-
rocketted in the last five years, but UBC's
facilities haven't grown." UBC REPORTS   Sept 7,1989       3
Low moving
to Texas U.
to head
health centre
UBC Health Sciences Coordinator Dr.
Morton Low has accepted an appointment as president of the University of
Texas Health Science Center at Houston,
Texas, the major component of (he world's
largest medical centre.
Dr. Low, 54, is a leading international
expert on health-care policy and Canada's national health-care system. He has
been with UBC since 1968.
"For a Canadian to be given the responsibility of leading a major health
sciences university in the United States at
mis point in history is an extremely exciting challenge," said Dr. Low.
UBC President David Strangway said
the university is sad to lose Dr. Low, but
congratulated him on an outstanding
"This appointment is not only a tribute to Dr. Low, but also to the reputation
of UBC and its faculty,'' said Strangway.
Dr. Roger Bulger, Dr. Low's prede
cessor at the University of Texas also
welcomed the appointment.
' 'I can't think of anybody more sensitive to the broad reach of the health sciences than Dr. Low, and his Canadian
background will add a dimension that
will be very useful," said Dr. Bulger,
now president of the Association of
Academic Health Centers in Washington, D.C.
The University of Texas Health Science Center is part of the Texas Medical
Center, the world's largest medical centre.
It has 920 faculty members, an enrolment
of almost 3,000 students and an annual
budget of more than $200-million.
"The centre covers 600 acres, about
the size of Stanley Park, and there's $ 1.2-
billion in new construction," said Dr.
This is not Dr. Low's first appointment in Texas. He spent six years in
Houston in the 1960s at Baylor College of
Medicine where he completed his PhD
Dr. Morton Low
with honors in physiology and then joined
the faculty.
As a leading expert on health care
issues, Dr. Low most recently served on
a policy study group of the Association of
Academic Health Centers, an organization representing most of the major U.S.
medical centres.
' 'My experience with the association
has put me in touch with all of the important health policy issues in the U.S. and
most of the important people involved in
formulating health policy," he said.
Dr. Low was bom in Lethbridge, Alta,
the son of former Social Credit national
leader Solon Low.
He grew up in Edmonton and Ottawa
and holds undergraduate and graduate
medical degrees from Queen's University, Kingston, Ont His areas of research
include cognitive neuroscience and sleep
disorders. He has been UBC's Coordinator of Health Sciences since July, 1985.
Homecoming Week
AMS hopes to arouse spirit
Long after Homecoming Week (Sept
28 to Oct 4) has faded into memory, the
Alma Mater Society (AMS) homecoming committee hopes to rouse campus
spirit and revitalize staff, faculty and student participation in university activities.
"Hctrecoming '89 is perhaps the major
pre-75th Anniversary event at UBC. We
see it as an opportunity to start bringing a
fragmented university community together,' ' said Andrew Hicks, acting chairperson of the AMS homecoming committee. "Hopefully, the spirit we build
now will carry on into 1990, at which
point an entire year of 75th Anniversary
celebrations will firmly entrench that spirit
on campus."
The traditional Homecoming Parade
kicks off die festivities, Thursday, Sept.
28 at 1 p.m. Faculties and student groups
will wind their way through the campus,
starting at B-parking lot
The Great Trekker Dinner also takes
place Sept. 28. The black-tie affair will
honor Robert F. Osborne, recipient of this
year's Great Trekker Award. Osborne, a
past director of UBC's School of Physical
Education and Recreation, competed on
the 1936 Canadian Olympic Basketball
team, coached the team in 1948 and
managed the 1956 Olympic Track and
Field team. He has been involved in
amateur sports in Vancouver for most of
his adult life.
The award is given annually to a UBC
graduate who has achieved eminence in
his or her field of activity; made a worthy
or special contribution to the community;
shown a keen interest in UBC; and has
UBC Reports changes
aim for improved paper
UBC Reports has redesigned some of
its pages for ease of reading.
A new masthead designed by graphic
artist Keith Martin appears at the top of
the front page and at the top of the Calendar on Page 4.
The Calendar has been redesigned
with larger type. In each UBC Reports
edition that is eight pages or more, the
Calendar will appear in the centre of the
paper so it can be easily removed and
And for all editions which are eight
pages or more, an index will appear on
Page 1 to guide the reader to the news
inside the paper.
A larger paper today and in future
editions is made possible by the sale of
advertising in UBC Reports.
Both classified and display advertising are now being accepted to recover
part of the costs of the paper and permit
improvements in it.
Media Services' Photo Desk is handling the sale of advertising. Phone 228-
4775 to place an ad.
been of particular service to undergraduate students. Tickets for the dinner are
available from the Alumni Association
until Sept. 19.
Alumni will be admitted free to the
Flashback Pit Bash on Sept. 29. It's a
chance to meet student council members
at 7 p.m. in the Pit Pub, listen to golden
oldies and sample a wide selection of
A variety of activities are planned for
Sept. 29. The Arts '20 Relay sets things in
motion at 8 a.m. Billed as the largest
intramural sports event on the continent,
the Arts '20 Relay traces the original
route of the Great Trek of 1922. It covers
10.6 kilometres from the original Fahview
campus (now Vancouver General Hospital) to the present UBC site. Faculties,
departments and campus unions are being
challenged by the Athletics Department
to enter teams in the competition. More
information is available through the
Athletics Office.
After the run, it's time to relax at the
Homecoming pre-game party at noon at
Thunderbird Stadium. Game time is 1
p.m. when the Thunderbirds take on the
University of Manitoba Bisons.
The half-time show will feature rythmic gymnasts trained by Lori Fung. Tickets are available at the Athletics Office.
Meet the Brass will provide students
and alumni with an opportunity to meet
UBC President David Strangway, UBC
Chancellor Leslie Peterson, members of
the university's Board of Governors and
faculty deans. The gathering will take
place Oct. 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the SUB.
Just Desserts will officially close
Homecoming Week celebrations. Those
who have provided special service to
students will be honored by undergraduate societies for recognition of their contributions. The tributes beginat 7 p.m.
Oct. 3 at Cecil Green Park House.
Research forest given
legal tenure to land
More than two years after it was officially opened, the UBC/Alex Fraser
Research Forest in Williams Lake finally
has legal tenure on the forest land it manages.
In a ceremony on Aug. 29, at the B.C.
Forestry Association centre at Gavin Lake,
Robert Kennedy, UBC Forestry Dean,
and Mike Carlson, Cariboo Regional
Manager for the B.C. Ministry of Forests
signed the tenure document.
The document provides regulations
by which the UBC will manage the 9,000
hectares of Crown land.
Kennedy said the forest provides UBC's
Faculty of Forestry with a much-needed
base of operations in the Interior.
Kennedy said the tenure arrangement
will safeguard study areas for long-term
reforestation and silvicultural treatments.
"It will also permit timber harvesting,
which in turn will finance continued
operations and improvements on the forest," he added.
In a separate ceremony, Wes Cheston,
Assistant Deputy Minister of Forests,
dedicated the research forest to its namesake, the late Alex Fraser, long-standing
MLA for the Cariboo.
The research forest was established in
1987 to undertake research, education
and demonstration in integrated management of forests in the interior of the
province. The creation of the forest was
a cooperative effort of the provincial
government UBC, the Cariboo Lumber
Manufacturers Association, the Cariboo
Regional District the B.C. Forestry Association and the city of Williams Lake.
Letters to the Editor
igh tuition
creates problems
Although UBC's $300,000 emergency bursary initiative deserves praise
from students, I want to point out the
deep problems associated with greater
reliance on student aid to soften the
impact of escalating education costs.
First facing high tuition and other
costs and having no resources except
uncertain student aid is a powerful
source of anxiety for needy students.
Student aid has not only lagged notoriously behind real costs, but is also
vulnerable to erratic cutbacks and
restrictions, and often leads to demoralizing debts.
Second, available student aid can
rarely dispel the perception among
low-income parents that university is
just too expensive for their children.
Since the inability to afford the high
cost of university often affects such
parents' self-respect they may subtly,
even unintentionally, discourage education ambitions in their children.
Third, reliance on student aid to remove educational barriers for students
from low-income families creates a
dilemma. If there are few strings attached to receiving student aid, widespread abuse by no-so-needy students
will largely defeat the purpose of high
tuition; if there are lots of strings attached, the means-testing process will
dishearten many needy students as
Almost inevitably the process of
proving need - whether for welfare
support or student aid - is harassing
and humiliating, an incitement to petty
lying, a bureaucratic maze and an
invasion of privacy.
So it's clearly not enough if needy
students are just as motivated for university as well-off students: the needy
have to be vastly more motivated to
survive the uncertainties an chicaneries of the student aid system. Given
the intellectual poverty of many low-
income homes, however, the educational motivation of most youngsters
from such homes is fickle at best and
easily discouraged.
Therefore, UBC's current strategy
of high tuition, even if coupled with
slightly increased student aid, will cause
even fewer children from disadvantaged backgrounds to think of university as a real option.
Kurt Preinsperg
PhD Candidate in Philosophy
Graze Health and Wholesome at
"Grains and Greens"
at the Graduate Student Centre.
Vegetarian dishes,
Non-red meat entrees,
Selection of greens and breads.
Monday to Friday 11:00am to 2:00pm. 228-2868 UBC REPORTS   Sent 7.1989
September 10 -
September 23
MONDAY, SEPT. 11   |
Applied Science Faculty Seminar
The Challenger Disaster - It Was
No Accident
Roger M. Boisjoly, P.E., Senior Member IEEE
(former Morton Thrakol Engineer) For information call 228-3701 Family & Nutritional
Sciences Building 2205 East Mall, Room 60.
1230 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar
Coastal Currents and Runoff. J A Johnson,
School of Mathematics, University of East
Anglia. For information call 228-3278, John
Fyfe. Bio. Sciences Building, Room 1465.
330 p.m..
Psychology Colloquium
The origins- of extroversion and cooperation.
Dr. Mfchale Argyle, Dept of Psychology, Oxford
University. For information call 228-2755.
Kenny Building, Room 2510. 4 p.m.
WED., SEPT. 13      |
Faculty Club Pre-Senate
Greek Festival
Main Dining Room. For reservations call
228-3803. 530-830 p.m.
Law Workshop
Electronic Distribution of Judgments. Professor Robert Franson, Faculty of Law, U.B.C..
For information caill 228-6506. Curtis Building, Faculty Common Room. 1230-130
Faculty Club Open House -
Opening Cocktail Party
Bring a friend or a collegue or both. No
reservations required, complimentary hors
d'ouevres. For information call 228-3803.
Salons A/B/C. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
School of Rehabilitation Medicine
Rehabilitation and Revolution: Springtime in
China. Lila N. Quastel, Assistant Professor
School of Rehabilitation Medicine. For information call 228-7411 Lecture Hall #3,1.R.C..
1230-2:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 15    |
Pediatrics Case Management
Neonatal Thyrotoxicosis. Drs. A. Antrim, M.
Al-Matar, & Dr. R. Couch, Department of
Pediatrics, UBC. For information call 875-
2117 G. F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre
Auditorium, 26th Ave. & Laurel St. 9:00 a.m.
UBC Reports is the faculty and staff
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: DonWhiteley
Editor: Howard Fluxgold
Contributors: Greg Dickson,
Connie FMetti, Paula Martin,
Jo Moss, and Gavin Wilson.
Fbon by Medk Senrioes
Point Grey businesswomen Stella Shurety (left) and Rum Baldwin (centre) study a model of Hampton place with information
officer Marian Hunt. Construction of Hampton Place, a new market housing project at the comer of Wesbrook Matt and 16th
Avenue, begins mis week. The project will generate funds for use by the university.
For events in the period Sept. 24 to Oct. 7 notices must be submitted on proper Calendar forms no later than noon on
Wednesday, Sept. 13 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.
Faculty Club Seafood Festival
Main Dining Room. For reservations call 228-
3803. 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar
The use of inverted PCR in characterization of
somaticcell hybrids: application for cloning
DNA Sequences from the region of the MEN-
2A locus. Ms. Angela Wilson, Medical Genetics, U.B.C.. For information call 228-5311.
Room D308, University Hospital, Shaugh-
nessy Site, 4500 Oak St. 2:15 p.m.
MONDAY, SEPT. 18   |
Biochemistry Seminar
Transferrin Receptor Endosytosis and Regulation. Dr. Sylvia Rosenberger, Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research,
Lausanne, Switzerland. For information call
228-5925. D.H. Copp Building, Room 2010.
3:45 p.m.
WED., SEPT. 20
UBC Unix Users Group Meeting
Electronic Mail
The U BC U UG provides a forum for people
interested in Unix to share their knowledge
and bring their problems. Vendor Demonstration: Silicon Graphics - Personal Iris Graphics Workstation. For information call 228-
6527. Hennings Building (Physics),'Room
318.1:30-2:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Trie Brusselator readjorvciflusion model applied
to plants and an animal. Lionel G. Harrison,
Professor, Department of Chemistry, U.B.C..
For information call 228-4584 Mathematics
Building, Room 229 3:45 p.m..
Carl Huether, Biological Sciences, University
of Cincinnati. For information call 228-5311.
Room D308, University Hospital, Shaugh-
nessy Site, 4500 Oak St. 2:15 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar
The availability of models for determining the
effects of climate change and variability on
saltwater fisheries of B.C. For information call
228-3278, John Fyfe. Bio. Sciences Building,
Room 1465. 3:30 p.m..
Faculty Club Wine Seminar -
Session #2
Wines of France - Bordeaux Red and White.
Darren Berezowski There is still time to join
the series of 8 seminars given by Darren
Berezowski. Have supper before in the Main
Dining Room. For reservations call 228-4693
Faculty Club Music Room 7:00- 9:00 p.m.
Statistics Seminar
Generalized spline models: a convenient
algorithm for optimal smoothing. Dr. Chong
Gu, Department of Statistics, UBC. For information call 228-3167 Ponderosa Annex C,
Room 102 4:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 22    |
Faculty Club - 30th Anniversary
Sock Hop Dance
Advance tickets $11.00 per person, $12.00 at
the door. Midnight snack. For reservations
call 228-4693. Faculty Club Ballroom. 8:30
Paediatrics Research Seminar
The Immunogenetics of Juvenile Demato-
myositis. Dr. Lauren Pachman, Md. Professor of Paediatrics, North Western University
Medical School, Head, Division of Immunology/Rheumatology Children's Memorial
Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. For information
call 875-2437. Room 202, Seminar Room,
Research Centre, 950 West 28th Avenue.
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Faculty Club Seafood Buffet
Join us for dinner before the sock hop. For
information call 228-3803. Faculty Club Main
Dining Room. 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar
The impact of prenatal diagnosis on incidence reduction in Down's syndrome. Dr.
Institute of Asian Research
Buddhist Lectures
For information call 228-2746; or Maria Ko
683-5509. Asian Centre, Room 509, Auditorium. TIMES: Sept. 17th 7 - 9 p.m.; Sept. 18
Institute of Asian Research
Exhibition of Chinese Art
Speaker, Mr. Fang Yu U. For information call
228-2746. Asian Centre, Room 509, Auditorium. Sept.13-24. 11:00-4:30p.m.
Center for Continuing Education
The UBC Reading, Writing and Study Skills
Centre is offering 20 non-credit courses this
term, including Reading for Speed and Comprehension, Writing Effective Reports, Writing Proposals, Building Your Vocabulary,
Spelling, 7 Steps to A Successful Presentation, The Artful Business of Freelance Writing
and ECT Workshops. For registration or
information call 222-5245.
The Frederic Wood Theatre is presenting
THE SEAGULL by Anton Chekov under the
direction of Charles Siegel. Reservations
recommended. For information and reservations call 228-2678 or drop by Room 207,
Frederick Wood Theatre. SEPT. 13-23
(except Sunday) Curtain time: 8:00 p.m.
Evening ESL Courses
Four courses offered: Writings Grammar,
TOEFL Preparation Conversation Skill, Speech:
Fluency & Pronunciation. Fee $190. Oct. 2 -
Nov.29/89 or Oct. 3 - Nov. 23/89 Courses run
twice a week for 8 weeks.Oct. 2 - Nov.29/89
or Oct. 3 - NOV. 23/89. For information call
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. (starting Sept. 14), in
Gym A of the Robert Osborne Sports Centre.
Fees $15.00 per year. For information call
731-9966, Bernie.
Language Programs & Services
All Programs Start Week of September 24,
French in Action, the highly successful French
televison program on KCTS9 Saturday mornings, will serve as the basis for a multi-media
French language program offered on Tuesday nights, Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
French conversation classes at the intermediate and advanced levels will be offered on
Thursday evenings.
Beginner Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin and
Cantonese classes will be offered on Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings. Elementary and advanced levels in all languages will
be offered on Thursday nights.
Also offered are Business Japanese and
Teaching Languages to Adult classes.
For more information, call Language Programs and Services, Centre forContinuing
Education, at 222-5227
Fine Arts Gallery - Exhibition
Installation work by Ron Huebner. Basement,
Main Library. Tues - Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat.
noon-5p.m.. Sept.6-Oct7 Contact Fine
Arts Gallery, 228-2759.
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 Margaretha Hoek and Jon Shapiro at 228-6353.
UBC Tennis Centre
Winter Tennis Club memberships now available. Junior fall lessons starting September 8.
Call to register. For information call 228-2505.
Friends of the Garden
Wednesday Walks: An introduction to the
Botanical Garden. Meet at the Gatehouse.
Admission: Free. Tour: Free. Spend your
lunch hour at the Botanical Garden. For
information call 228-4208. 1 p.m.
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
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.
International House
Language Exchange Program
Free service to match up people who want to
exchange their language for another. At
present many Japanese and Mandarin speakers wish to exchange their languages for
English. For information call 228-5021 and
ask for Yukiko Yoshida.
See CALENDAR on Page5 W?T
UBCREPORTS   Sept 7,1989       5
UBC software system
speeds construction
Construction and development companies can now buy a new, inexpensive
computer system developed at UBC that
will enable them to complete a project
faster and cheaper.
Called REPCON, the easy-to-operate
software package promises to give small-
to medium-sized Canadian construction
companies the edge over their larger
competitors by allowing them to plan and
implement every phase of building construction as efficiently as possible.,
Other generic computer programs are
already used in some aspects of the industry. However, REPCON is the first software package designed specifically for
construction managers that integrates
planning, scheduling, procurement, cash
flow analysis, progress valuation, labor
control and change order management.
It enables a manager to keep track of
the thousands of pieces of information
that accompany complex projects.
Developed by Civil Engineering Professor Alan Russell, the program has
successfully aided construction of large
projects such as the Oldman River Dam
in Alberta and the Olympic skating oval
in Calgary. It's currently in use on the
Seattle transit project, at the new CBC
building site in Toronto, and on several
Vancouver condominium projects.
To date, 12 Canadian companies-
three in B.C.-are using REPCON.
' 'The response our marketing people
are getting from people in the industry is
that they haven't seen anything like this
before," Russell said.
Russell cites as an example one 31-
storey high-rise building in downtown
Vancouver where REPCON reduced an
owner's preliminary schedule using 13 of
REPCON's special planning structures
instead of the 374 activities it took the
contractor using the normal critical path
method. And yet all of the same detail
was still available.
"It allows you to consider things like
work continuity, where you maximize
productivity by deferring something until
you have a continuous supply of work,''
he explained.
One of the program's unique strengths
is modelling—a process which allows a
manager to consider possible scenarios
based on uncertain factors, such as delays
in shipping of materials or work stoppages.
"The program can sketch out plans
very quickly and refine them very quickly,
which is important," Russell said.
REPCON is now being marketed in
B.C. and Ontario. It offers a comprehensive package including training and backup
support. Russell has formed a company
called CICON Research and Development Ltd. to continue development and
support of the software.
The biggest hurdle in marketing the
program may be the lack of familiarity on
the part of construction managers and
contractors with sophisticated software.
Russell says developers in particular
have expressed interested in the program
because of its speed and flexibility in
producing project plans and schedules
and its ability to contribute toward the
timely completion of projects.
Continued from Page 4
International House
Language Bank Program
Free translation/interpretation services offered
by international students and community in
general. For information call Teresa Uyeno at
Adolescents and Their
Parents Needed
We are conducting a study on the opinions of
teenage girsl and their parents on important
issues which come up in the course of family
life. We need 13-19 year old girls and one
or both of their parents who could volunteer 1
to 1 1\2 hours;of their time to participate in this
study. For further information, please call Lori
Taylor at 733-0711.
Personality Questionnaire Study
Subjects (adults of any age) are needed for a
personality questionnaire study being carried
out this summer at the UBC Department of
Psychiatry. Participants will receive $15 and
a personality assessment. Please call 228-
7895/7057 to volunteer.
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 21/2 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-t 081 or 228-3767.
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Open daily from 10 am. to 6 p.m. Sept 1-30.
Admission $1.25. Free on Wednesdays.
Botanical Garden
Open daily from 10 am. to 6 p.m. Sept 1 -30.
Admission $2.50. Free on Wednesdays.
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TwoChinese students showGerardBouchardyatee-shirtsoldatthe SUB duringthesummertoraise money toaidChina's
democracy movement
Care program planned
for children with AIDS
UBC and Children's Hospital are
planning a new research and clinical care
program for children suffering from oral
conditions associated with AIDS and
The research will focus on preventive
procedures for newborns to adolescents
susceptible to oral lesions when undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.
Dr. Penelope Leggott, associate professor of clinical dental sciences at UBC,
and Dr. Gary Derkson, head of the Department of Dentistry at Children's Hospital, will supervise the program and
conduct the research, slated to begin in
Dr. Leggott and Dr. Derkson will alse
study the frequency with which wounds
occur and what conditions appear most
' 'Children with cancer, or who have
been diagnosed as HIV positive may
succumb to large, raw mouth ulcers after
radiation or chemotherapy treatments,''
said Dr. Leggott. "It is believed they
suffer more than adults do from these
conditions. We have to look at way s in
which we can improve the quality of life
for these kids."
Proper dental attention with special
consideration for the lack of immune
study pact
for faculty
An arbitration panel is considering a
contract settlement for university faculty
members after holding four days of hearings last month.
Arbitration hearings to determine a
new contract for the 1989-90 term began
Aug. 8 and ran until Aug. 11. The previous agreement expired June 30.
As agreed to by both parties, negotiations entered arbitration because bargaining sessions concluded without a
settlement by the April 25 deadline.
About 2JD00 faculty members, librarians and Continuing Education program
directors on campus are represented by
the Faculty Association in negotiations.
response in the child, will be another
major component of the program. Dr.
Leggott stressed that because their immune systems are not functioning correctly, children with AIDS or cancer run
a greater risk of infection, even from
minor dental procedures.
She hopes the regular dental care being
provided by the program will have a
significant systematic effect on the children's oral health.
Dr. Leggott and Dr. Derkson will work
with the nursing staff and parents on the
wards of Children's Hospital when the
program is in place.
' 'The parents will be the primary care
givers," said Leggott.' 'Being actively
involved in their child's treatment helps
them to understand what's happening. It
also makes them feel useful in a situation
where they often perceive themselves to
be powerless."
Leggott joined UBC last February
after working with children afflicted by
AIDS and cancer at the University of
California at San Francisco.
Police seek help in theft
RCMP are asking for the public's
assistance in recovering a valuable painting by distinguished Canadian artist David
Milne that went missing from the university recently.
The painting, entitled Dart's Camp,
disappeared from a meeting room in the
Old Administration Building sometime
between April 14 and May 12.
Milne (1882-1953), a contemporary
of the Group of Seven, is acknowledged
as one of the finest painters in Canadian
art history.
A watercolor on paper, the missing
painting depicts a wilderness lakeshore,
is 13 1/2 in. by 10 in. and sits in a green
frame. It was acquired from the Douglas
Duncan estate in 1970.
Anyone with information on the missing painting is asked to contact either the
RCMP (228-1322), UBC Security Services (228-6623), James Caswell (228-
5650) or Shel Cherry (228-6802).
Classified advertising can be purchased from Media Services. Phone
228-4775. Ads placed by faculty and staff cost $6 per insertion for 35
words. Other are charged $7. Tuesday, Sept.12 at noon is the deadline
for the next issue of UBC Reports which appears on Thursday, Sept
21. Deadlne for the Oct 5 issues is 4 pm Sept 25. All ads must be paid
hi advance in cash, by cheque or internal requisition.
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discussions feature
Canadian experts
Meeting the challenge of multiculturalism in Canada is the topic of a free
series of panel discussions UBC is spon-
scring at the Robson Square media centre.
The series will feature academics,
government officials, social workers and
Globe and Mail columnist Michael Valpy
speaking on ethnic relations in Canada.
Sponsored by UBC's Office of Multicultural Liaison in cooperation with the
Centre for Continuing Education, the series
aims to provide a forum for public discussion and education. It will be chaired by
Kogila Adam-Moodley, director of
Multicultural Liaison at UBC.
The first session, held Monday, Sept
25 at 7 p.m., looks at intergroup relations
in a multi-ethnic society. The panelists
are UBC Political Science Professor Jean
Laponce, John Samuel, acting director of
race relations, Secretary of State, Multiculturalism, and Elliot Tepper, associate
professor of political science at Carleton
The second session, on Oct 24, examines teaching and parenting in a multicultural society. Panelists are John Kehoe,
professor in ok Department of Social and
Educational Studies at UBC, Loretta
Young, a social worker and researcher at
Alberta's Children's Hospital, and Jim
Cummins, a professor at the Ontario
Institute for Studies in Education.
The discussion on Nov. 14 focuses on
race relations and the media. Panelists
include Valpy, Charles Ungerleider, as
sociate professor
in UBC's Department of Social and
Educational Studies, and Yasmin
Jiwani, a graduate student at
Simon Fraser
Each series
event will be held
from 7 p.m. - 9
p.m. in the media centre theatre.
For more information, call 228-5339
or 222-5238.
Development Office
wins award
for brochure
A Development Office brochure recognizing philanthropist and businessman
Cecil Green's contribution to UBC has
received a Certificate of Excellence from
the American Institute of Graphic Arts
The Cecil Green brochure features a
biographical sketch of Green, who is the
Honorary Chairman of UBC's fund-raising campaign, photographs, and testimonials.
It was selected from 5,600 entries
submitted from across Canada and the
for research studies into normal aging.
An honourarium of $50.00 will be provided for
each study.
Please call 228-7882 for more information.
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his health care and treatment provided he is an adult and of
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that are being used to prolong an inevitable death. If you are
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3. Should you become incompetent or incapacitated, you can
protect your rights by declaring your wishes before hand by
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Learn more about this most important subject - Your Life and Your
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Allen wins economics prize
Robert Allen of the Economics Department
has been awarded the Redlich Prize by the Economic History Association, a North American
professional association.
The prize recognizes the best article published in the field of economic history.
Allen, who teaches European economic history, won the prize for a piece published in the
journal, Explorations in Economic History.
An article by Clifford
Anastasiou, of the Department of Mathematics and Science Education, has won a Educational Press Association
Award for Distinguished
Anastasiou captured
the award in the Publications for Adults - Learned
Article category for his
article' 'Diet and Cancer, An Update for Biology
Teachers" in the October, 1988 issue of American Biology Teacher.
Anastasiou is project director and the principal author of the Canadian Cancer Society's
Cancer Education Program for Secondary Schools
and its major publication, The Wild Cells.
The EDPRESS awards banquet was held at the
National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on May 18.
UBC President David
Strangway received an honorary Doctor of Science
degree from McGill University during its Engineering
and Science Convocation
ceremonies earlier this month.
He was cited for his impressive reputation in the
world of geophysics.
Strangway is the recipient of two other honorary
degrees, from the University of Toronto and Memorial University of Newfoundland.
John Hlynka, a professor in the Pharmaceutical
Sciences Faculty, has taken a two year leave to work
as a consultant to the Bureau of Pharmaceutical Surveillance, Health and Welfare Canada in Ottawa.
Hlynka, an expert on drug and poison information programs, will develop a new national Adverse
Drug Reaction reporting program for the federal
He was previously executive director of the B.C.
Drug and Poison Information Centre at St. Paul's
Hospital in Vancouver.
Axel Meisen, Dean of the
Faculty of Applied Science,
has been appointed chairman
of the Canadian Engineering
Accreditation Board for a one-
year term.
Administered by the
Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, the board is
responsible for the accreditation of the 31 universiry undergraduate engineering programs across the country.
Meisen was also recently elected to an eight-
member national task force on engineering education as one of four representatives from the National
Committee of Deans of Engineering and Applied
Science. The remaining members on the Task Force
on the Future of Engineering Education in Canada
are from the Canadian Council of Professional
Asian Studies Professor Leon Zolbrod has been
appointed director of the Inter-University Centre for
Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, Japan.
The centre, formed in 1960, offers an intensive
language program for Japanese language students
from North America who show special promise.
The program is administered through Stanford
University for a consortium of 12 North American
universities, including UBC.
Zolbrod, who teaches Japanese literature, will take up his appointment this
Larkin, Universiry Professor and
former Vice-
President, Research, received
an honorary doctor of laws degree from his
alma mater, the
University of
Saskatchewan, in
Larkin was honored for his major
contributions to fisheries research and
management as well as his longtime
concern for the environment, especially
water quality and pollution problems. He
directed the first scientific studies of the
physical and biological features of B.C.
lakes and was among the first to successfully develop computer simulation models
of fish stocks.
Larkin completed bachelor and masters of arts degrees in biology at the
University of Saskatchewan before earning his doctorate at Oxford.
New equity policy
adopted by board
bans hiring barriers
UBC will identify and eliminate any
discriminatory barriers in the hiring process for all jobs and levels throughout the
universiry, states the policy on employment equity recently adopted by the Board
of Governors.
The policy says the primary goals of
employment equity at the university are
Provide a fair and equitable workplace,
and to offer all individuals full opportunity to develop their potential.
Reflect the diversity of qualified candidates by increasing the range of applicants for faculty and staff positions.
Build a workforce that is representative of the pool of qualified candidates,
with emphasis on four target groups identified by the federal government - women,
native people, the physically challenged,
and visible minorities.
The Board of Governors also approved
a policy for advertising of position vacancies.
Effective immediately, all advertisements for positions at UBC will include a
statement that the university is committed to die federal government's employment equity plan and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
UBC has been formalizing its commitment to employment equity since Fall
1987, when the Task Force on Employment Equity was established. The task
force now becomes the President's Advisory Committee on Employment Equity.
It has representatives from campus bargaining units and members-at-large from
non-bargaining employee groups.
As its first step in implementing the
employment equity program, the com-
mittee will conduct a census of all current
UBC faculty and staff. The survey will
establish a profile of the university's
workforce, specifically to determine the
current representation of the four targeted
Asa participant in the Federal Contractors Program, which requires reporting on the workforce distribution of the
four targeted groups, UBC will conduct
the census to maintain the university's
eligibility to bid on government contracts.
"It may be a slower process than most
of us want, but it is important that we
Sharon Kahn
build a firm foundation for employment
equity at UBC. This takes time and care.
The census is our next priority," said
Sharon Kahn, UBC's director of Employment Equity.
The policy will be subject to re-evaluation by the Board of Governors in 1991,
to determine if the principles are being
adequately fulfilled and whether the objectives are satisfactory.
High school students Surinder Antal (left) and Jennifer Bennett test water samples
in UBC's Environmental Engineering as lab manager Susan Liptak. watches. The
students recently took part in a provincial government program to encourage more
Grade 12 students to study post-secondary science.
Valuable minerals given
to Williams museum
UBC's geology museum has received
the largest donation of mineral specimens - more than 750 pieces - in it's 65-
year history.
"This is a connoisseur level donation, '' said delighted Curator Joe Nagel.
' 'Not many people collect specimens at
this level."
The donors, retired Vancouver couple
Syd and Cleo Sparkes, have been collecting minerals for their aesthetic value since
the 1950s. Some of the pieces which
have come to UBC are worth $1,000,
Nagel says, a significant amount on the
mineral market
About 160 pieces will augment the
M.Y. Williams Museum's 9,000-piece,
hand-picked permanent collection. The
remainder will be sold to the public through
the museum's store.
Notable specimens in the bequest
include pyrite from the Nanisivik mine
on Baffin Island, a site that's renowned
for its unusual specimens. Pyrite, or
fool's gold, is a brassy yellow, metallic
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The statue above called Standing Buddha, from the Heian period, 10th
century, is on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Caswell curator
of VAG exhibit
James Caswell, head of the Department of Fine Arts and a noted
Asian scholar, is guest curator of an
exhibition of Buddhist sculpture currently on display at the Vancouver
Art Gallery.
The exhibition, entitled Distant
Reverence, traces the evolution of
Buddhist sculpture from early images
carved in second-century India to later
works by Japanese artists in the 18th
The evolving artistic styles parallel the dissemination of Buddhism
from its birthplace in India to Pakistan, Tibet, China, Korea and Japan.
There are 14 works of art in stone,
wood and bronze on display, all on
loan from the collection of the Seattle
Art Museum. The exhibition is on
view until Oct. 16.
During the exhibition various
musical recitals, films, lectures, tours
and school workshops have been
planned. On Wednesday, Oct. 11,
Caswell delivers a noon hour lecture
on the exhibits and at 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday, Sept. 28, Vinod Modi, of
the Department of Mechanical Engineering, gives an illustrated lecture on
architectural styles related to Buddhism in India. Both lectures will be
delivered in the fourth floor of the
gallery annex.
63 to receive scholarships
at welcoming ceremony
UBC President David Strangway and
Chancellor Leslie Peterson will present
major entrance scholarships to 63 new
students at a welcoming ceremony on
Thursday, Sept. 7, at the War Memorial
The scholarships, which range in value
from $2,000 to $5,000 per year, are based
on students' scholastic achievements and
participation in community and school
activities. After the first year's award,
students must maintain scholarship standing to receive renewals.
Annwen Rowe-Evans, a graduate of
Sir Winston Churchill Secondary, has
won a $20,000 scholarship payable at
$5,000 per year from the Mount Pleasant
Branch #177, Royal Canadian Legion,
through the Vancouver Foundation.
The Bert Henry Memorial Scholarship, an $ 18 ,000 scholarship over four
years made available by the late Gladys
Henry, has been awarded to Malik Kal-
fane, a graduate of North Vancouver's
Carson Graham Secondary.
As well, the following students received the Chancellor's Entrance Scholarships of $12,000 over four years: Leonard Aruliah, Craig Aumann, Brenda
Ball, Iain Brown, Rajpal Chandi, Vivi-
ana Chang, Elizabeth Chong, Jason Cross,
Jeevan Deol, Jason Ford, Karen Hand-
ford, Christopher Macgowan, David Maw,
Trevor Morrison, Scott Penner, Caroline
Pond, Edward Peon, John Russell, Brian
Stafford, Jeff Tupper, Jason Waechter,
Wendy Wu and Edward Zuk.
Awarded the President's Entrance
Scholarships of $2,500 in the first year
and $1,200 in subsequent years were:
Jennifer Anderson, Eric Bridgwater,
Joanna Brownell, Kevin Chan, Stephen
Chan, Stephen Cheng, Kevan Dettel-
bach, Donella Dueck, Martin Fandrich,
Luca Filipozzi, Aaron Gilroy, Jonathan
Goheen, Sandy GomalL Joan Kam, Edwin
Kwong, William Lau, Simon MacNair,
Ian Mitchell, Elizabeth Newby, Eric
Nodwell, Gregory Quandt, Jennifer
Rennick, John Semeoff, Jim Vanderwal
and Hana Wheeler.
Two students from Kamloops Senior
Secondary have won UBC Royal Institution Entrance Scholarships. Kevin Chow
and Erin Lemon will bom receive $2,500
in first year and as much as $1,200 in
subsequent years.
Bradley Heinrichs, a Semiahmoo
Senior Secondary graduate, has won the
Amoco Canada Petroleum Scholarship
for students entering the Faculty of Engineering. The scholarship is worth up to
$ 13,000 over four years.
The Expo 86 Scholarship, worth
$10,000 over four years, was awarded to
Michael McMurtry, a graduate of Vernon Senior Secondary.
Japanese PM
to visit UBC
Friday, Sept. 8
Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu
and his wife will visit UBC Friday, Sept
8, during a stay in Vancouver.
The prime minister arrives at the entrance to Nitobe Garden at 3 p.m., where
he will meet his wife, here earlier for a
luncheon at Norman MacKenzie House
and a tour of the Museum of Anthropology.
The visitors will then walk through the
Asian Centre to the Japanese Bell Tower.
He returns for a meeting with Japan experts at the Asian Centre after a tour of
Chia-nan Lee, of David Thompson
Secondary in Vancouver, and Kenneth
MacCallum of West Vancouver Secondary, are the winners of Jack R. Long-
staffe Scholarships worth $10,000 over
four years.
Clayton Bussey, of Steveston Senior
Secondary, is the winner of the Forestry
Alumni Division Scholarship, worth
$2,000 in the first year and $1,200 in
subsequent years.
School of Music 25th Anniversary
Scholarships worth $2,000 have been
awarded to Rebecca Fraser, Henry Lee,
Carl Estabrook, Sara Driedger, Siphiwe
McKenzie and Wayne Line.
Winners of the Norman MacKenzie
Alumni Scholarships will also receive
their awards at the welcoming ceremony.
Saturday September 23
Eisenhower, Nixon and The Modern
American Presidency.
Stephen Ambrose, History professor, University
of New Orleans.
Saturday September 30
Mrs. Thatcher's Britain: An Outsider's View
Zara Steiner, Lecturer & Fellow in History at Cambridge University,
All lectures in Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre at 8:15 p.m.
An eminent historian well known for his biography of Eisenhower and
newly acclaimed for the recent volumes on former President Nixon,
Professor Stephen Ambrose of the University of New Orleans has
studied the character of soldiers and the place of the military in American
Tuesday, September 19   In Buchanan A-104, at 12:30 PM
Wednesday, September 20 In Buchanan A-104, at 12:30 PM
ADMINISTRATION: The Case of China (Seminar)
Wednesday, September20 In Buchanan A-203, at 3:30 PM
1989 Autumn Lectures
Lecturer & Fellow in History at Cambridge University, England, Dr.
Steiner is a foremost American scholar of British diplomatic history for the
early part of 20th century. Her distinguished career is especially known
for her definitive study Britain and the Origins of the First World War
and for many exceedingly astute reviews. With unmatched authority, Dr.
Steiner illuminates contemporary issues and diplomatic procedures.
Tuesday, September 26   In Buchanan A-104, at 12:30 PM
Tuesday, September26 In Buchanan Penthouse, at3:30 PM
BRITAIN & THE ORIGINS OF WORLD WAR I: Is there a Revisionist
Thursday, September.28 In Buchanan A-104, at 12:30 PM
Thursday, September28 In Buchanan Penthouse, at 3:30 PM


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