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 April 29, 1981
Volume 27, Number 9
but this is my last one and then I'm off to the Pit.
Oral exam now for Ed students
Students entering the Faculty of
Education in September will have to
be able to speak English competently.
The Faculty has approved the
introduction of a 'Test of Competence
in Oral English for Undergraduates'
and the move was endorsed by the
UBC Senate last week.
As a result, the following regulation
will be carried in the UBC Calendar:
ORAL ENGLISH REQUIREMENT
All students admitted to the Faculty
of Education must pass the Test of
Competence in Oral English at the
time of their first registration, or
within the following year. The Test of
Competence ir Oral English is
administered by the Faculty of
Education on days when the university
composition examination is given, and
by special arrangement. Students who
do not pass the Test of Competence in
Oral English are required immediately
to participate in a detailed faculty
diagnosis and evaluation of their
spoken English. Both the test and any
subsequent diagnosis are intended to
determine whether students can use
the fundamental grammatical
resources of the English language in
order to make themselves understood.
As a result of detailed diagnosis,
students may be required:
(1) to undertake a program of
remedial work in spoken
English, and/or obtain further
language counselling; or
(2) to withdraw from the Faculty if
their language difficulties are
such as to preclude effective
participation in course work and
in the teaching practicum
required in all undergraduate
programs.
Rationale
The courses and student teaching
work of the undergraduate programs
of the Faculty of Education presuppose
an ability to communicate clearly in
English. The proposed Test of
Competence in Oral English provides a
means of identifying and dealing
appropriately with students who
experience difficulty in communicating
well in oral English. The Faculty
proposes to offer a range of
counselling services to help students
pin-point the main sources of their
language problem(s). At the same
time, the Faculty hopes to alert
agencies both inside and outside the
University of British Columbia to the
critical need for more remedial
services to help young adults whose
oral English needs improvements.
Senate
seeks
housing
probe
The UBC Senate will ask the Board
of Governors to establish a joint
committee "to consider actions the
University might take with respect to
the solution of the difficulties in
recruitment and retention of Faculty
caused by the housing situation."
A motion that Senate make this
request to the Board was put forward
at the April Senate meeting by Dean
William Webber (Medicine) and Dean
Peter Lusztig (Commerce). It was
approved unanimously, after lengthy
discussion on the motion and several
amendments.
Dean Webber said the first question
prospective new faculty usually raise is
about housing.
"We've lost many potential recruits
because of the housing situation in
Vancouver," he told Senate.
He said he had brought the matter
before Senate because of the academic
implications of the situation, although
he recognized that it was an area that
should be handled by the Board of
Governors.
In response to queries about how
the committee would be set up,
President Douglas Kenny told Senate
that the Board probably would choose
three members and have Senate elect
three suitable members.
"I'm just speculating on how I think
the Board would set it up," said
Kenny, who is chairman of Senate.
An amendment by student senator
Barry Coulson that all groups
Please turn to page 2
See HOUSING COMMITTEE
UBC women win Glasgow tourney
The UBC women's field hockey
team, already university champions of
Canada, added a prestigious
international laurel to their record at
Easter when they won an international
tournament in Scotland.
The University of Glasgow invited
15 teams to a tournament marking the
200th anniversary of the founding of
the university's field hockey club. UBC
was the lone Canadian entry.
UBC was beaten only twice in the
tournament, both times by Irish sides,
and won five matches to emerge on
top.
In the preliminary round robin,
UBC defeated Stranraer 1-0 and
Bonacord 2-1 but lost to Bellvedere
2-0.
A 1-0 victory over Newtown put
UBC into the final round against the
Irish teams Bellvedere and Knock, and
the British University Selects.
UBC lost 1-0 to Knock on a penalty
goal, blanked the Selects 1-0 and then
took the trophy with a 3-2 victory over
Bellvedere. Although UBC and the
Selects finished equal on wins and
losses, the Canadians took the crown
because of their victory over Selects.
Last week the UBC women moved
into the Liverpool area for exhibition
matches. They were defeated 2-1 by a
club team, Hightown, blanked the
University of Liverpool 6-0, and then
were nipped 2-1 by I.M. Marsh
College, a physical education school.
The last game was played on a surface
known as red graw, described by UBC
coach Gail Wilson as being like hard-
packed dirt and extremely fast.
Coach Wilson said in a telephone
report that the team was having a
wonderful time, and that the
hospitality was "unbelievable".
The UBC women were in Wales last
weekend, before moving on to
Cambridge. They blanked University
College Cardiff 3-0 on Saturday,
stopped the University Selects (Wales)
2-0 on Sunday — and then were
snowed out on Monday.
They return home next week. UBC Reports April 29, 1981
City College vetoed
by 3 universities
City College Ltd., which is the
Vancouver branch of City College of
Washington State, has been tried and
found wanting by an academic jury.
The college offers baccalaureate and
masters degrees in administration.
In a report to the April meeting of
the UBC Senate, admissions committee
chairman Robert Smith (associate vice-
president) said the programs of City
College had been reviewed by a
committee of the Universities Council
of B.C., on which all three B.C.
universities were represented.
"The committee expressed severe
reservations about the quality and
depth of the programs offered by City
College Ltd.," he said.
As a result, the Senate Admissions
Committee had resolved that:
"The University of British
Columbia, at this time, will not grant
transfer credit for courses taken at
City College Ltd. Further, the
University of British Columbia, at this
time, will not accept an
Six named to
Royal Society
Six of 36 distinguished Canadian
humanists and scientists elected to
Fellowships in the Royal Society of
Canada this year are from UBC.
Five of the six are in the sciences.
Canada's most distinguished learned
society, the Royal Society of Canada,
annually honors Canadians for
exceptional achievement in the
humanities, social sciences and
science.
Dr. Arsenio Pacheco-Ransanz,
associate professor of hispanic and
italian studies, becomes a fellow in the
humanities and social sciences division.
The five UBC scientists honored are
Prof. Richard Lee Armstrong of
geological sciences, Prof. Julia G. Levy
of microbiology, Prof. David J.
Randall of zoology, Dr. Lon M.
Rosen, associate professor of
mathematics, and Prof. Michael Smith
of biochemistry.
undergraduate degree granted by City
College Ltd. as the basis for admission
to a program of graduate study."
Smith said the University of
Victoria, Simon Fraser University and
UBC were in agreement on this.
Registrar Ken Young said he would
write to City College in Seattle to
advise them of the UBC decision.
Symposium
honors
Friedman
A symposium on the role of sodium
in hypertension will be held in May to
honor contributions to Dr. Sydney M.
Friedman to our understanding of
high blood pressure.
The two-day conference will be held
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 12 and
13, in lecture theatre A of Basic
Medical Science Block B.
Among the speakers will be well-
known scientists and others who have
worked in the area of heart disease.
They include Dr. Jacques Genest of
the Clinical Research Institute of
Montreal, Dr. Harriet P. Dustan, past
president of the American Heart
Foundation and a researcher at the
Cardiovascular Research and Training
Centre at the University of Alabama,
and Dr. Francis J. Haddy, of the
Uniformed Services University of the
Health Sciences at Bethesda,
Maryland, and current president of
the American Physiological Society.
Dr. Friedman, head of UBC's
Department of Anatomy since it was
formed in 1950 and retiring this year,
has served on a number of scientific
and academic organizations, published
three volumes of Visual Anatomy, a
text he both wrote and illustrated, and
has produced more than 175 scientific
research papers.
He was the first to demonstrate that
regulation of the movement of sodium
ions into cells making up the smooth
muscles of arteries is a basic link in
the chain of events leading to
hypertension.
Tree ceremony to be revived
UBC's Congregation is being held
May 27, 28 and 29 this year, and in
addition to the regular events, the
University is reviving a traditional
ceremony on May 26 to mark the
planting of the tree given to the
University by the 1981 graduating
class.
Although the tree-planting takes
place every year, the traditional
ceremony hasn't been performed for
many years. The 1981 program will
include readings from members of the
graduating class. There will be a
valedictory message, a graduating
poem, messages of prophecy and
history, and a reading of the class will.
The event will take place in the
quadrangle between the Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre and the
Dentistry Building at 4:30 p.m. A
reception will follow in Room 207 of
the Student Union Building.
For more information about the
ceremony, contact Mrs. Joan King at
228-2484.
Housing committee
Continued from page 1
represented on Senate have
representation on the committee was
defeated.
"I think this committee is different
from regular committees set up by
Senate," said Dean Robert Will (Arts).
"I think the important issue here is not
so much that all groups be
represented, but that the committee
be made up of people who know how
to deal with a housing problem."
President Kenny told Senate that
although there is a president's
committee looking into the housing
situation on a short term basis, with
the possible redevelopment of Acadia
Camp, the proposed Board/Senate
committee would be more concerned
with permanent housing.
A second amendment, which moved
that the committee expand the scope
of its study to include housing
problems of other groups on campus
as well as of faculty, was ruled out of
order by President Kenny.
GRANT-
DCADUNCS
Faculty members wishing more
information about the following
research grants should consult the
Research Administration Grant
Deadlines circular which is available in
departmental and faculty offices. If
further information is required, call
228-3652 (external grants) or 228-5583
(internal grants).
June 1
• Canada Council Explorations
Program Grant.
• Educational Research Institute of
B.C. (ERIBC) Research Grant.
• March of Dimes Birth Defects
Foundation (US): Reproductive
Hazards in Workplace.
• SSHRC: Strategic Grants Division
Population Aging: Research Grant.
• Woodward's Foundation (Mr. and
Mrs. P.A.) Grants.
June 5
• B.C. Medical Services Foundation
(BCMSF) Research Grant.
June 30
• Cattlemen's Association (BC) Brig.
Bostick Memorial Research Grant.
• International Union Against
Cancer: Yamagiwa-Yoshida
International Cancer Study Grants.
• SSHRC: Research Communications
Division Aid to Learned Journals.
• SSHRC: Strategic Grants Division
Population Aging: Institutional
Grants.
• SSHRC: Strategic Grants Division
Population Aging: Research Tools
and Facilities.
• Technicon Instruments Corporation
Research Grant.
• U.S. Air Force Research Grants and
Contracts.
The following list of agency grants
have no deadline and faculty members
may apply for them at any time.
• AUCC International Development
Office Institutional Co-operation
Development Linkages.
• B.C. Health Care Research
Foundation Emergency Fund.
• British Council Academic Links
and Interchange Scheme.
• Canada Council: Aid to Artists.
• Canadian Certified General
Accountants Assoc. Research
Contract.
• Canadian Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation Visiting Scientist
Award.
• Canadian Diabetes Assoc. (B.C.)
B.C. Research Fund.
• Canadian Federation for the
Humanities Aid to Scholarly
Publications Program.
• Canadian Intl. Development
Agency (CIDA) Institutional Cooperation Development Linkages.
• Commonwealth Foundation
Lectureships.
• Commonwealth Foundation Travel
Grant.
• Crown Zellerbach Canada
Foundation Grants.
• Educational Research Institute of
B.C. (ERIBC) Discretionary Grant.
• Employment and Immigration
Canada New Technology
Employment Program.
• Energy, Mines and Resources
Canada Energy Conservation R and
D.
• Fitness and Amateur Sport Canada
Grants — Research/Testing.
• Hannah Institute Lectures.
• Hannah Institute Publications
Assistance.
• Health and Welfare Canada:
National Welfare: Supplementary
Publications.
• Health and Welfare Canada:
NHRDP Conferences, Symposia,
Workshops.
• Health and Welfare Canada:
NHRDP Formulation of Proposals.
• Heritage Canada Documentation
Centre Access to DATA files.
• International Atlantic Salmon
Foundation Project Grant.
• International Union Against
Cancer: Research Technology
Transfer Program.
• Kroc Foundation Medical Research.
• Macy, Josiah Foundation Faculty
Scholar Sabbatical Awards.
• March of Dimes Birth Defects
Foundation (U.S.) Basil O'Connor
Starter Research Grants.
• Matsumae International Foundation
Fellowship.
• National Cancer Institute of
Canada CCS Travelling
Fellowships — Blair Awards.
• National Cancer Institute of
Canada Sabbatical Leave.
• National Cancer Institute of
Canada Support for Scientific
Meetings.
• National Defence, Canada, Arctic
Research Support Program.
• National Research Council of
Canada Contaminants and
Pollutants Research.
• NSERC: Fellowships Division Post
Doctoral Grants in Forestry.
• NSERC: Fellowships Division Senior
Industrial Fellowships.
• NSERC: Individual Grants New
Research Ideas Grant.
• NSERC: PRAI Project Research
Applicable in Industry.
• Provincial Secretary and
Government Services Lottery Fund
— Grants.
• Queen's University Mineral
Resource Policy Research.
• Research Corporation (U.S.)
Cottrell Research Grants.
• Science Council of B.C. Industrial
Post Doctoral Fellowships.
• Secretary of State: Women's
Program Project Grant.
• Sloan, Alfred P. Foundation (U.S.)
Research Fellowships.
• Solicitor General Canada Research
Contract.
• SSHRC: Research Communications
Division Aid to Occasional
Conferences.
• SSHRC: Strategic Grants Division
Library: Fleeting Opportunities
Program.
• SSHRC: Strategic Grants Division
Management Science: Research
Colloquia.
Note: All external agency grant
application forms must be signed by
the Head, Dean and Dr. R.D.
Spratley. Applicant is responsible for
sending form to agency. UBC Reports April 29, 1981
Urban English survey most extensive ever
A group of UBC linguistics experts
is sporting an air of eager anticipation
these days.
The four-member team headed by
former linguistics head Dr. Robert
Gregg is awaiting the first results of
what's believed to be the most
extensive urban survey of English
language usage ever attempted.
Over the next four months, the
research group will begin to harvest
the first fruits of the five-year survey,
which will be derived from more than
a million pieces of information now in
the process of being stored in UBC's
giant Amdahl computer.
When the results have been
thoroughly analysed, Dr. Gregg said,
the team will be able to make some
concrete statements about the way in
which English is spoken in Greater
Vancouver without having to rely on
"guesswork and gut reaction."
The UBC study, which has been
supported by grants totalling $100,000
from the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council of
Canada, has a number of unusual
features.
One of them is simply the number
of people who served as "informants"
for the research team.
A number of landmark studies of
urban dialects in the past have utilized
as few as 50 to 80 subjects, Dr. Gregg
said. "We consulted with UBC
sociologists before embarking on our
survey and they were of the opinion
that we'd need about 1,000 informants
if our results were to be widely
accepted and have validity.
"They were aghast when we told
them we planned to ask each
informant more than 1,000 questions.
It is doubtful if any computer could
handle in a reasonable time the mass
of data that would result from a
survey of that extent.
"So we settled on 300 informants as
a reasonable number to give a reliable
base for reaching conclusions and one
that would ensure that we didn't miss
any variations in pronunciation or
grammar."
The survey selected randomly as
informants equal numbers of men and
women, all of them born and
educated in Vancouver. The
informants are also divided into three
age ranges, the youngest aged 16 and
the oldest aged 93.
"One of the things we hope to
determine," said Dr. Gregg, "is which
way the language is changing.
Interviewing older, middle-aged and
younger speakers should enable us to
plot the direction of change with the
help of hard data."
To these categories, the research
group added a socio-economic
dimension. One group of questions
provided information on each
informant's educational background,
occupation, income, family
background, etc.
A socio-economic index was then
derived from this information and this
index permits the research team to
place each informant in one of four
social groups — upper, upper-middle,
lower-middle, and lower.
Dr. Gregg is quick to add, however,
that the research team is not trying to
dictate to people how they should
speak.
"We're describing how people talk,
at different levels of society and with
different levels of education. One of
our special concerns, however, is to
find out if there are preferred forms of
pronunciation and word usage that the
most highly educated in the
community would choose.
Dr. Gregg believes one potential
result of the survey will be to help in
the teaching of English as a second
language. "Presumably, you would
want to teach new Canadians the most
acceptable form of English usage. It
would be unfair to teach them the
language spoken by the least-educated
group."
And many linguists suspect that
much of what is currently taught in
English-language classes may be badly
out of date. "There may be a tendency
for some people teaching English to
use criteria that are out of date, that
belong in another place such as the
U.S. or England and another time,
perhaps 50 or 100 years ago, and may
not apply in Canada in 1981 at all,"
Dr. Gregg said.
The senior member of Dr. Gregg's
research team is Margaret Murdoch, a
former instructor in UBC's German
department, who has been associated
with the project from its inception in
1976.
With Dr. Gregg, she helped to
design the 49-page questionnaire
which serves as the basis for the
survey, ferreted out the informants
and visited them to conduct the tape-
recorded interviews which can last up
to two hours.
The phonetic transcription of the
interviews for computer analysis is
being carried out by two research
assistants — Gaelen de Wolf, a former
student of Dr. Gregg's, who is now
planning a doctoral thesis comparing
Vancouver English with that of
Ottawa, and Erika Hasebe, who came
to Canada from Germany to study
dialectology under Dr. Gregg and who
plans to use one aspect of the survey as
the basis of her doctoral dissertation to
be submitted to the Free University of
Berlin.
In the final analysis, said Dr. Gregg,
the results of the survey will remove a
lot of guesswork about the English
language as it is really spoken here
and now.
And now, for a look at some of the
things that have already emerged from
current and past surveys of language
in the Vancouver area, see the story
below.
. . . and this here's a real good story
Robert Gregg
Which would you use?
"Mary is sitting between John and
me" or "Mary is sitting between John
and I."
There's a lot of confusion in people's
minds about which of these two
grammatical forms is correct,
according to Dr. Robert Gregg, the
leader of a four-member UBC research
team that is carrying out one of the
most extensive surveys of English-
language usage ever attempted in an
urban setting. (See story above.)
All of the 300 informants who
participated in the survey were asked
which of the two forms they used.
Many said "John and I" (which is
wrong in the traditional grammatical
sense), but added that sometimes they
found themselves making a slip a
saying "John and me."!
They even found informants who
replied: "My children's teacher insisted
on 'between John and me,' but I told
my children not to pay any attention,
because I know that's not correct."
Dr. Gregg cites this as an example
of how a traditional grammatical rule
may be in the process of change,
something which is constantly taking
place in English-language usage and
pronunciation.
Or take the past tense of the verb
"to dive". Should it be "dived" or
"dove"?
Well, said Dr. Gregg, "dove" is
winning hands down, which would
shock British teachers of English, who
would insist on "dived."
"Snuck" as the past tense for the
word "to sneak" (as in "He snuck into
the movie") is another form that seems
to be taking over. "Sneaked" has lost
out.
And then there's the past participle
of "get", which in Britain is always
"got." Many North American
speakers, however, use "gotten" in
some circumstances and "got" in
others.
The data that will begin to emerge
from the UBC computer over the next
few months should tell Dr. Gregg and
his colleagues which form
Vancouverites prefer and in what
circumstances they use each variant.
The wonderful world of word
pronunciation makes up a major part
of the UBC study.
In the case of some words, there are
only two possible variations in
pronunciation, eg., butter may be
"butter" or "budder" and matter may
be "matter" or "madder."
The rule that is dervied from these
variations, said Dr. Gregg, is that the
sound of "t" in the middle of a word
may become a "d" sound when there's
a vowel on either side.
"However, many people will use the
two pronunciations interchangeably in
different situations," he said. "One
minute they'll say 'This matter
requires more study,' and the next 'It
doesn't really madder'."
Dr. Gregg's point is that there's no
point in laying down a hard and fast
rule if you don't know where and
when it applies. "The variation
becomes predictable if you have
enough data to say that in a formal
type of speech people will pronounce a
word one way and in another way
when speaking informally."
What Dr. Gregg hopes will emerge
from the study is evidence that will
allow the research team to make
statements for the first time about our
English language as it is really spoken
here and now and to back up the
statements with hard data instead of
having to rely on "gut" reactions."
Incidentally, some of Dr. Gregg's
American colleagues in the field of
dialectology were surprised that he was
testing the variability of the
pronunciation of words like "butter."
It's already been decided south of the
border in the biggest and most recent
edition of the famous Merriam-
Webster Dictionary. They give
"budder" as number one
pronunciation and "butter' come
second.
Where things become complicated,
he says, is with words that have many
variations. In the case of "garage," for
example, the research team has found
no less than 16 variations, and they've
found seven or eight for "puncture."
He said the team will also be
looking for trends in word
pronunciation. "Some years ago, a
survey in one region in the Interior of
the province found that older people
pronounced "tomato" in five different
ways.
"With the younger generation,
however, the matter has already been
decided — there were no 'tomahtoes'
or 'tomattoes,' they were all
'tomaydoes'".
Another area that has proved
fruitful for Dr. Gregg in nearly 30
years of work at UBC has been the
discovery of unique North American
and British Columbia words.
"Take stoneboat" or, as ocassionally
pronounced "stonebolt," for example.
"It's a pioneer word familiar to our
rural forebears," said Dr. Gregg. "It
describes a sled-like device used to
haul away large rocks over hilly or
rough country where a wheeled vehicle
couldn't be used."
Over time and in different places,
however, the word came to mean a
vehicle for transporting almost
anything.
The West Coast word "siwash" is
cited by Dr. Gregg as an example of a
word that started with one meaning
and ended up with an entirely
different connotation.
Siwash, he said, is the Indian way of
pronouncing "sauvage," the French
word for a native Indian.
In the course of time, he said, the
word became a pejorative one for
Indian. When someone tried to
market siwash sweaters locally, the
Indians protested.
A change of name to Cowichan or
simply Indian sweaters made them
saleable in B.C. But in other parts of
Canada, the name siwash was
retained, because the Indians in that
part of Canada were not familiar with
the word or its West Coast
connotations.
Many words found only on the West
Coast come from a language known as
the Chinook Jargon, wbich it's thought
was already being spoken when the
first Europeans came to B.C. It was a
contact language used for
communication and trade between
Indian bands that spoke mutually
unintelligible languages.
West Coast residents familiar with
boating and fishing, for example,
know the word "saltchuck," which
means ocean or salt water. "But the
word wouldn't be known in the east at
all," Dr. Gregg said. The "chuck" part
is Chinook. UBC Reports April 29, 1981.
UDC
CalcndaR
UBC Calendar Deadlines
For events in the weeks of May 17 and May
24, material must be submitted not later
than 4 p.m. on May 7.
Send notices to Information Services, 6328
Memorial Rd. (Old Administration
Building). For further information, call
228-3131.
MONDAY, MAY 4
Cancer Research Seminar.
Cytotoxic T. Cells: Subpopulations in the
Thymus. Dr. Hung-Sia Teh, Microbiology,
UBC. Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer
Research Centre, 601 W. 10th Ave.
12:00 noon.
Asian Research and
Anthropology/Sociology Lecture.
Jomon Environment and Exploitation. Dr.
Hiroko Koike, Prehistory and Physical
(Anthropology, The University Museum,
University of Tokyo. Room 207,
Anthropology and Sociology Building.
12:30 p.m.
Computing Centre Lecture.
Introduction to Computing. The first in a
series of six lectures by J. Leigh of the UBC
Computing Centre. You can pre-register by
calling 228-6611. Room 201, Computer
Sciences Building. 2:30 p.m.
Computing Centre Lecture.
OSIRIS Made Easy. The first in a series of
six lectures by Dr. Chinh Le. You can pre-
register by calling 228-6611. Room 447,
Computer Sciences Building. 2:30 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group.
Neutralizing Antibody Inactivates Influenza
Virus in vivo by Inhibiting Virion
Transcriptase Activity. Lecture Hall 1,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
4:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, MAY 5
Asian Centre Inaugural Year
Lecture.
Traditional Buddhism in the West: the
British Experience. The Venerable Achaan
Sumedho, Abbot of Chithurst Monastery,
England. Room 216, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
UBC Apple Users Group.
Dr. K. Brothers will demonstrate the
FORTH Programming Language. Room
115. Hut B-8. 2204 Main Mall. 2:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
A Uniform Asymptotic Solution for Plane
Wave Diffraction by a Wedge. Dr. Adam
Ciarkowski, Insitute of Fundamental
Technological Problems, Polish Academy
of Sciences, Warsaw. Room 203,
Mathematics Building. 3:30 p.m.
The Advancing Freelancer.
First in a four-part seminar series
sponsored by the Periodical Writers
Association of Canada and the UBC Centre
for Continuing Education. Today's topic is
Turning Pro. Fee is $23 for PWAC
members; |3S for non-members.
Participants must register for all four
sessions. For more information, call
228-2181, locals 221, 225. Room 225,
Angus Building. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, MAY 8
Developmental Medicine Seminar.
Ca2 + Regulation in the Circulating Red
Blood Cell. Dr. B.D. Roufogalis,
Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC. First Floor
Seminar Room, Willow Pavilion,
Vancouver General Hospital. 12:30 p.m.
Asian Centre Inaugural Year
Concert.
South Indian Classical Music by Trichur
V. Ramachandran (vocal), Prof. M.S.
Anantharaman (violin) and Prof. Trichy S.
Sankaran (Mridangam). Recital Hall,
Music Building. 7:00 p.m.
United Nations Association in
Canada Lecture.
The Brandt Report: Setting the Context.
His Excellency Shridath Ramphal,
Secretary-General of the Commonwealth,
London. Keynote address of UN AC
National Study Conference on "A Program
for Survival?: The North-South Dialogue in
the North American Context".  This
lecture is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Centre for Continuing
Education. Lecture Hall 2, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 8:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, MAY 9
United Nations in Canada
Conference.
A Program for Survival?: The North-South
Dialogue in the North American Context.
Sponsored by the Centre for Continuing
Education. Conference is open to all, fee is
$40. Continues on Sunday, May 10, from
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Speakers include
Hon. Michael Manley, former Prime
Minister of Jamaica; Dr. Mayone Stycos,
International Population Program, Cornell
University; Mr. Sartaj Aziz, International
Fund for Agricultural Development, Rome;
Ambassador Eugenio Anguiano Roch,
Economic Advisor to the Foreign Minister
of Mexico; and Dr. Richard Falk, Centre
for International Studies, Princeton
University. For more information, call
228-2181, locals 253, 212. Room 100,
Scarfe Building. 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
MONDAY, MAY 11
Cancer Research Seminar.
Persistent Viral Infection. Dr. Aubrey
Tingle, director, Immunology, Pediatrics,
UBC. Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer
Research Centre, 601 W. 10th Ave.
12:00 noon.
Biochemical Discussion Group
Seminar.
Mechanisms and Enzymology of DNA
Replication. Dr. Bruce Alberts,
Biochemistry, University of California, San
Francisco. Lecture Hall 1, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 4:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, MAY 12
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Grand
Rounds Lecture.
Results of Contraceptive Drug Study. Dr.
Savitri Ramcharan, research director,
Contraceptive Drug Study, Kaiser -
Permanente Medical Center, Walnut
Creek, Calif. Lecture Hall B, Heather
Pavilion, Vancouver General Hospital.
8:00 a.m.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13
Dentistry Seminar.
Dental Health of Children in B.C. 1980
and What About Adults? Dr. Alan S.
Gray, director, Division of Dental Health
Services, Ministry of Health, Victoria, B.C.
Room 388, Macdonald Building.
12:00 noon.
The Advancing Freelancer.
Today's topic is Developing Story Ideas
That Sell. For more information, call
228-2181, locals 221, 225. Room 225,
Angus Building. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, MAY 14
Psychiatry Presentation.
Sixty Years of Progress? A Critical
Comparison of the B.C. Mental Health
Planning Reports of 1919 and 1979. Dr. J.
Miles, Psychiatry, Shaughnessy Hospital.
Lecture Theatre, Psychiatry, Health
Sciences Centre Hospital. 9:00 a.m.
Notices...
English as a Second Language
The following part-time courses will be
offered by the UBC Language Institute the
week of May 3: Written English and
Pronunciation — May 4; and Effective
Communication and Practical Spoken
English — May 5. For more information,
call the Language Institute, 228-2181, local
285.
Nitobe Garden Hours
Nitobe Garden will be open weekdays
effective April 17. Hours for operation are
10 a.m. to half an hour before sunset
weekdays and weekends.
Continuing Education Brochures
Due to a limited press run, summer
brochures for Centre for Continuing
Education courses will not be distributed
campus-wide. For a copy, call 228-2181.
Museum of Anthropology
Exhibits: Kwagiutl Graphics: Tradition in
a New Medium; West Coast Graphics:
Images of Change. Beginning May 1 —
Chinese Opera Costumes; beginning May
27 — Hunt Family Heritage: Prints and
Carvings.
Free Identification Clinics will be held
April 28 and May 26 from 7:00 to 8:30
p.m.
Snake in the Grass Moving Theatre:
Clowns Garbanzo and Koko give Sunday
performances at 2:00 p.m. until April 26.
Free with museum admission.
Indian Art for Children (ages 9 to 12):
Learning the Elements of Northwest Coast
Design will be held in July. For
registration, call 228-5087.
There are still a few spaces left for a
cultural excursion: Kwagiutl Art and
Culture with Peter Macnair, B.C.
Provincial Museum, and Hindy Ratner,
Museum of Anthropology, on May 9, 10
and 11. For registration, call 228-5087.
Effective May 1, museum hours are: noon
to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesdays; from noon to
7:00 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays,
and closed Mondays.
CAMPUS
—P€OPI£—
Louis E. MacDonald, a member of
UBC's 25 Year Club and an electrician
in the Department of Physical Plant
for 29 years, has taken early
retirement.
He joined the department in 1952
and served as acting head electrician
in numerous occasions.
Mrs. Patricia A. La Vac, an 18-year
member of the UBC Library staff, has
also taken early retirement. She joined
the acquisitions division of the library
in 1963 and has been a member of the
Law Library staff since 1968.
UBC service worker Ivan Pusic
retired from his job in physical plant
at the end of March after 19 years of
campus employment.
* * *
Anyone who doubts that UBC is
preeminent in the field of research on
natural resources should peruse the
table of contents of Resource Policy:
International Perspectives, a book
published by the Canadian Institute
for Research on Public Policy and
edited by Dr. Peter Nemetz of UBC's
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration.
Dr. Nemetz, who also produced an
executive summary for the volume, is
Accommodation Needed
Families interested in taking in paying
boarders and also being part of a learning
experience are asked to provide
accommodation May 23 to July 3 for
students from Quebec enrolled in English
programs sponsored by the UBC Centre for
Continuing Education's Language
Institute. The students are in the 18 to 25
age bracket. Contact Vera Angelomatis,
228-2181, local 266.
Faculty Club Exhibit
An exhibition of recent landscape
watercolors by Victor Doray will be on
display until May 9.
Fine Arts Gallery
Pork Roasts, a display of 250 feminist
cartoons will continue until May 2. Cloud
Flowers: Rhododendrons East and West
will be exhibited from May 5 until Aug.
14. For more information, call 228-2759.
Lost and Found
Due to renovations in Brock Hall, the Lost
and Found has been temporarily located in
Brock Hall 164. The Office is open on
restricted hours as follows: Monday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday — 11:30
a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Tuesday — 12:30 to
2:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Where
possible 'found' items should be delivered
to Brock 164 during the above hours.
Phone service is unavailable temporarily.
When reconnected the number will be
228-5751.
one of 15 UBC faculty members who
authored or co-authored 20 chapters
in the 371-page book.
Alan Chambers and Jack McLeod of
the Faculty of Forestry are the coauthors of a chapter on sustained yield
in the B.C. forest industry; a chapter
on extended fisheries jurisdiction was
written by Gordon Munro of
economics; Peter H. Pearse is the
author of a chapter on property rights
and the regulation of commercial
fisheries; the contribution of graduate
studies dean Peter Larkin is a chapter
on commerce as a factor in fisheries
management; Tony Scott and Harry
Campbell of economics are the authors
of alternative policies towards frontier
mining projects with adverse social
consequences; Leslie Lavkulich has
contributed a section on Canada's
threatened land resource; and no
fewer than six members of the
commerce faculty have written a
chapter on an adaptive information
policy for management of chemical
risks in the environment.
The authors of the last named are J.
Sturdy, P. Nemetz, D. Uyeno, I.
Vertinsky, P. Vertinsky and A.
Vining.
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Services. UBC. 6328 Memorial Road.
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