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 Federal Research Overhaul Planned
The federal government has announced plans for an
overhaul of the machinery for funding university research in Canada.
The changes, briefly mentioned in the Feb. 27
Speech from the Throne in the House of Commons,
include creation of two new granting agencies, the Natural Sciences Research Council and the Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Council.
The Speech said that the objective of Ottawa's science policy "is the rational generation and acquisition
of scientific knowledge and the planned use of science
and technology in support of national goals."
The Ministry of State for Science ancl Technology
(MOSST) will be developing national science objectives, the Speech said.
MOSST has issued a detailed statement expanding
on the changes mentioned in the Throne Speech.
Among the changes mentioned in the MOSST statement are the creation of the two new granting agencies
and a co-ordinating committee "designed to ensure balance to Canada's research effort."
The changes will affect the activities of all except
one of the federal agencies which annually grant some
$137 million for research in Canadian universities.
According to MOSST, the Natural Sciences Research Council will be created to take over the fund-
granting responsibilities of the National Research
Council, which will continue its internal research.
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council will assume the funding activity for the social sciences and humanities of the Canada Council, which will
continue to fund the arts.
These changes should not be difficult to accomplish,
since the division of activities of the National Research
Council and Canada Council has always been reflected
in the organization of the two agencies.
The granting powers of the Defence Research Board
will be taken over by other agencies. The Medical Research Council, MOSST says, will remain untouched.
Co-ordinating the granting agencies will be the Inter-
Council Co-ordinating Committee to ensure adequate
funding  of  interdisciplinary   research. The granting'
agencies are  oriented  towards particular disciplines,
MOSST says, and have not been able to cover interdis
ciplinary research adequately.
Apart from its responsibility for interdisci
research funding, the ICCC will also advise on t
cation of funds between the granting agencies
eliminate regional disparity in research granting
ardize granting practices and advise Parliaments
grams supporting university research in both the
ing agencies and the federal government depart
MOSST says.
The ICCC will report to the minister responsi
MOSST and will be chaired by the secretary of M
Its membership will include the heads of the gr
agencies, MOSST says, "and certain other senic
cials to be named later "
The research capacity of Canadian universit
national asset, MOSST says, yet the nature of ur
ty research varies according to the individual ince
and desires of the researchers.
Mme. Jeanne Sauve, Minister of State for S'
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Commerce Dean Named
$780 Gift
Room 2000, the largest lecture hall in UBC's Biological Sciences Building, is about to get a facelift, thanks
to the I974 graduating class of the Faculty of Science.
More than $4,600 will be spent by May 31 for the
purchase of new audio-visual equipment for the room
and to upgrade its appearance and install new lighting.
The initiative for improving Room 2000 came from
fourth-year Science student Fred Metcalfe, who is also
president of the Science graduating class. He persuaded
his classmates to contribute $780 to a fund to upgrade
the 200-seat classroom.
Each student in UBC's 1974 graduating class pays a
fee of $7.00 which is used to support a variety of projects approved by graduating students. Each Faculty
undergraduate society may also request that $2.00 of
the $7.00 fee be returned to it to pay for functions or
projects approved by students in that Faculty.
The student gift was matched by the Department of
Botany and the Department of Zoology and the office
of the Dean of Science. The Systems Services department, which allocates and books all University rooms
for lectures and other events, contributed $1,500. All
the contributions resulted in a fund of $4,620 for the
UBC's Dean of Science, Dr. George Volkoff, said the
gift by the Faculty of Science graduating class was a
concrete expression of a desire on the part of students
to improve teaching-learning conditions at UBC.
A plaque acknowledging the student gift will be unveiled in Room 2000 at 10:00a.m. on May 31, theday
on which Bachelor of Science degrees will be awarded.
Members of the B.Sc. graduating class will be invited to
the short ceremony, which will be followed by a coffee
University of B.C. Professor Noel A. Hall has been
appointed dean of the University's Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
Prof. Hall is well-known in British Columbia as an
arbitrator or mediator in industrial disputes and as a
consultant to various governmental bodies on labor relations matters.
Announcement of the appointment, effective July
1, 1974, was made by UBC's President, Dr. Walter H.
In addition to his teaching duties in the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration, Prof. Hall is
director of the Institute of Industrial Relations in
UBC's Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Prof. Hall succeeds Philip H. White, who resigned
last year to head up a European real estate development
Prof. Hall has been a member of the UBC faculty
since 1953, joining the Faculty of Commerce and Busi-
The first Division of International Business Studies
to be established in any university in Canada is to be set
up at UBC as a result of a $298,000 grant from the
federal Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce.
The division will be part of the Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration.
The department is making an additional $100,000
available, over a five-year period, for scholarships for
students wishing lo undertake graduate work in international business.
The $298,000 grant, also payable over five years,
will support the hiring of faculty, program and course
development, administration of research and other activities of the Division in order to expand the undergraduate and graduate international business courses
currently offered by the Faculty.
Announcement of the grants was made jointly by
UBC's President, Dr. Walter H. Gage, and Mr. Lubor F.
Drahotsky, Assistant Deputy Minister, Industrial Policies, Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce.
The Division will be headed by Dr. James W. Tom-
linson, an associate professor in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, and a specialist in
international business.
Dr. Tomlinson said the new Division is being established in response to an urgent need in Canada to develop specialists in international business practice.
"Business studies in this country have, in general,
been oriented toward the domestic market because a
large proportion of Canadian businesses have been subsidiaries of United States and British firms," said Dr.
"As a result, research and education oriented toward international investment, operations and finance
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ness Administration as an assistant professor a year after he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
He did his graduate work at the University of Southern California, where he received the degree of Master
of Business Administration in 1955; and at Harvard
University, where he was awarded a doctorate in Business Administration in 1960.
Prof. Hall's teaching duties in the Faculty have cov-
ered such areas as production management, transportation and public utilities, policy and organizational behavior and marketing.-
The Institute of Industrial Relations, which he
heads, was established in 1960 to encourage research in
the broad field of industrial relations, including such
areas as manpower analysis, collective bargaining
studies, and the study of human relations issues.
Prof. Hall is known nationally for his work as an
arbitrator in industrial disputes. His latest involvement
was as arbitrator in a dispute between the International
Woodworkers of America and Forest Industrial Relations over pay rates for IWA tradesmen. He was also
instrumental in settling the air traffic controllers' strike
in Canada in March, 1972.
Prof. Hall was also one of two UBC professors who
were members of a provincial Department of Labor
task force which advised the government on new labor
legislation passed in the fall, 1973, session of the Legislature. The other UBC faculty member on that task
force, Mr. James Matkin, was later named deputy minister of labor.
A native of Weyburn, Sask., Prof. Hall was educated
in public schools there and came to UBC as a student in
1949. A resident of Kerrisdale, in Vancouver, he and
his wife Jean have three children, Robert, 16; Nancy,
14; and David, 9. Parking Policy Harms I
A committee established by UBC's President, Dr. Walter H. Gage, is currently studying
two reports on traffic circulation and transportation on the UBC campus.
The problems dealt with in the reports are
becoming increasingly critical in the northwest
quadrant of the campus — the area bounded by
the arc of the Point Grey cliffs on the north and
west, by the East Mall and by Agricultural
Road just south of the Main Library.
The problems in this area have been made
more acute by the addition of four major buildings in a confined area: the Museum of Anthropology now taking shape on the old Fort Camp
Residence site and, adjacent to it, a new home
for the Department of Anthropology and Sociology in three former women's residences,
which are being renovated and tied together by
an addition; the new Asian Centre adjacent to
the Nitobe Memorial Garden; and the new Faculty of Law Building, nearing completion at the
corner of Crescent Road and East Mall.
The challenges posed in planning the northwest campus to accommodate increasing numbers of cars and people were detailed in the
Feb. 13 edition of UBC Reports by Dr. Robert
W. Collier, associate professor in UBC's School
of Community and Regional Planning and a
member of the Presidential committee studying the reports on campus traffic circulation
and transportation.
Dr. Collier's article resulted in a substantial
number of letters from members of the University community, commenting on the proposals
for changes in the northwest quadrant of the
campus and other matters associated with parking on the campus.
A selection of those letters appeared in the
March 13 edition of UBC Reports. The balance
of the letters appear on these pages.
I personally welcome the proposals for changing the
access to the northwest area of the campus. Every automobile we manage to leave home will add to the attraction
of this section of the University. Certainly improved bus
service can reduce our present reliance on automobile
transport. . .
Leon M. Zolbrod,
Associate Professor,
Asian Studies
In my relatively short time at UBC I have seen the
road and traffic system made, unmade and remade,
directed, misdirected and redirected so many times that
I have lost count. I have seen streets made one-way, then
reversed, then closed off and finally reopened. I have
seen concrete road blocks installed, knocked down and
repaired and then removed. I have seen a road widened
for a bus stop only months before the bus service moved
to another route. In my view the principal result of all
this has been confusion and, of course, expense.
I find the prospect of a further massive tampering
with the road and parking system very depressing.
Couldn't we have a moratorium on this kind of
"planning" for a few years, and make only the minimum
necessary changes to accommodate new buildings? Do
we have to try so hard to "enhance the campus
Richard Spencer,
Assistant Professor,
Civil Engineering.
I have long felt that UBC's parking policy has been
irrationally handled, so I was glad to see that this matter
is now being given some official attention. However, I
believe that Dr. Collier's analysis did not give sufficient
weight to the fact that the parking problems on the
north end of the campus are part of the larger problem
of UBC parking as a whole, while parking itself should
be part of an overall transport policy for the University.
I feel that some of the overall transport policy directions
should be discussed before particular details of parking
policy are looked at.
UBC has shown considerable irresponsibility towards
the Greater Vancouver community in its choice of
transport policy. By means of such devices as almost
unlimited numbers of parking spaces, and ridiculously
low parking fees, this policy has encouraged the use of
the private car as the principal means of transport to the
University. As a result, there are now immense tides of
cars washing in and out of the campus every day, causing
severe congestion and noise on the roads of the western
part of the city, not to mention safety problems.
Moreover, this mass of cars contributes significantly to
air pollution in this region, and since UBC is upwind of
most of the residential areas of Greater Vancouver, this
pollution is occurring in the worst possible place.
This policy also harms the University. At a time when
land is becoming increasingly valuable, acres are being
wasted as parking lots. If there is much snow, these lots
do not even recover their costs of operation from the
annual fees charged, and UBC certainly doesn't need any
more financial drains. Furthermore, parking lots are now
being located further and further away from the actual "■"
destinations of the people using them. And last, all this
parking is just plain ugly to look at.
So these are the problems, but what about solutions?
I propose that the ideal situation would be as follows.
If a person travels to UBC by car, then he should be"'"
able to park immediately and park close to where he is _.___t
going.  However, since the  mass use of private cars is
causing so much difficulty, most people should come to
campus  by other modes of transport, in particular by
public transit.
This situation could be quite easily brought about by
a change in parking policy. My solution is to drastically
raise the price of all parking at UBC (the exact rates -^
would have to be discovered by experiment, but I think
about 50 cents a day, or about $100 a year, would be
about   right).   This   would   decrease   the   demand   for
parking,   so   the number of spaces provided could  be    j
substantially reduced, and the spaces remaining should, »•*
of   course,   be   the   more   conveniently   placed   ones.
Simultaneously,   the   bus   service   to   UBC   should   be
markedly improved, particularly in terms of frequency
of service and reduction of numbers of transfers needed
to travel to the campus. Perhaps some of this improve-      ,
ment could even  be funded  by the increased parking     J
Of   course,   there   are   lots  of  other  details  to  be • ^
considered,  but there  is only room to mention a few
here. The fees charged must be on a per-use basis, so that
car use is discouraged for every trip to the campus. No
free parking should  be allowed anywhere on campus,
since if someone even thinks that he might be able to ~-^
park free, the whole policy is negated. There should be
no discrimination between faculty, staff and students. ""*
All   should   have   an   equal   chance   to   park   in   each
Underground Parking S
1. Why haven't all new buildings going up in the
northwest campus been equipped with underground
parking? The cost is much lower before the building goes
2. Many more people will probably use buses in the
future, but many, myself included, cannot for various
reasons — children to be picked up from day care, etc.
3. Therefore, why go to the expense of wiping out
great quantities of parking, only to have to add it back?
The entrance to the Fraser River lot doesn't need
widening — you can't go in two abreast anyway.
4. The "pedestrian" quality of campus is desirable,
but I contend that it is already there. The inner campus
is sufficiently free of automobiles and is very pleasant.
But if you have to have the edges of campus also
car-free, then soon people will be pressuring to clear the
approach to the edges, etc.
5. The University exists for the students, faculty and
staff. Since practically none of the above can afford to
live near the campus, the automobile will have to be
tolerated to a higher degree than desirable.
6. The Spanish Banks parking idea is good — for
students. Faculty must have the flexibility of close
access to their cars as they must be in constant contact
with the "outside world." This is not a 19th-century
country day school. Lots could be constructed very
cheaply at the eastern edge of the Endowment Lands on
other arteries to the campus, with continuous shuttle
service. There is a big meadow on 4th Ave. already.
7. Why not create the lots mentioned above in No. 6
and then start construction of a 6-to-8-storey (half-
underground) garage on the Fraser River lot?
James Fankhauser,
Assistant Professor,
As a member of faculty who prefers to use the socially
acceptable bicycle for journeys to and on campus, may I
express in the strongest terms my objection to any more
parking being made available on campus, except perhaps
visitor parking (paid) to the north of Northwest Marine
Drive adjacent to the Museum of Anthropology. There are
at present great empty expanses for parking to the southeast of campus, much of which lies empty from one week
to the next while parked cars make a slum of Marine Drive
between the President's House and Totem Residences.
People may walk or cycle to the benefit of their
health and general well-being, besides saving on dwindling non-renewable resources. It is pathetic to witness
the procession of cars heading to Point Grey with but a
single occupant. Such people shall certainly be prepared
to pay for the privilege, as the University of Washington
makes them do.
Another point for consideration is the number of cars
that roam over the supposed pedestrian part of campus
unmolested by University Patrol and making matters
miserable for walking traffic in the area bounded by
University Boulevard and the two Malls. No private
automobile should be allowed on this section of campus *
under any pretext.
My suggestions, then, are these:
1. Bar off all access to the inner campus for private
2. Ensure greater use of facilities in the southeast^
section of campus, or dispose of those that are virtually ►<
3. Build   a  cycle  track   along  the seaward  side of
Marine   Drive to link  up  the dual-carriageway  section
with the University; this will have the added advantage
of  getting  rid  of  the  cars that are messing it up at _.
4. Extend the present campus bus shuttle service for *'
those weaklings who have lost the use of their legs.
David Macaree,
Associate Professor,
I would like to bring to your attention a situation with
regard to pedestrain traffic coming from the east side of
the campus between University Boulevard and Chancellor
For many years, in fact since the University first came
out to Point Grey, according to maps of the campus, residents of the University Endowment Lands, including
many staff members and students, have approached the
University on a path which skirted behind the theological
colleges and the then wireless station. This path was heavily used and was chiefly maintained through voluntary
labor for many years, although latterly it received some ^
assistance from the University in the form of gravel. However, unfortunately, during the recent work on the new
Walter Gage Residence, the path was torn up and is now
impassable. The alternative path . . . leads to a heap of
earth and a no-entry sign.
I am now, after 22 years of walking to the campus,
occupying a parking space for the first time. There are
many of my neighbors in the same position. It is too dangerous to walk or bicycle on the road as it now exists. . .
Hopefully the path could be re-activated as soon as the
high-rises are completed.
Laurenda Daniells,
Special Collections Division
2/UB£JR$}orts/ April 18,1974 jniversity
""remaining space  if he is willing to pay the fee. There
should  be some efficient way of collecting the fees —
monthly   tickets   that   are   automatically   clipped   by
machines, or some similar, automated system, might be
considered. The fees could be graded, depending on the
T3t   used,   if  demand   for  some   lots   is   too   great,  or
L_d[epending   upon   the   time  of  day,   or   if the cost of
operating the improved transit system in the evening is
held to be too high in relation to the number of users at
that time. Of course, concessions should  be made to
allow reduced parking rates for the cars of handicapped
^Ipeople.  The only other class of users that should be
i   specially   treated   are  those delivering  unwieldy  items,
^who  should  be allowed  to  use loading zones free of
charge. All ethers, including occasional visitors, should
pay the same fees. Museum browsers are as capable of
using public transit as students.
In terms of the north campus, such a policy would
imply several things. First, the parking along Marine
Drive should no longer be free (even though I use it
^regularly). Second, no new parking lots are needed for
the new Museum — Marine Drive and the Fraser River
lot are quite adequate. Third, the need for all the little
lots squeezed between the buildings could be reduced by
charging higher fees for their use, etc.
Anyway, I think my basic tenet is clear. The use of
the private car should no longer be encouraged by UBC.
Adrian Stott,
Graduate Student,
Community and Regional Planning.
... I invite your attention to a problem which is devel-
["oping just south of the Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre, insofar as it concerns the Vancouver Institute,
which now uses this facility almost exclusively on Saturday nights.
Coming in from Wesbrook Crescent west, between
Dentistry and Psychiatry, one passes into a non-metered
parking zone which stretches west for one hundred paces.
. There have been cement barriers placed at the western exit
•to this very valuable lot, so that there is the greatest possible confusion in turning around by people who have not
realized that it is a blind alley. At the same time it is almost
impossible to get out of this lot when someone is trying to
get in.
Would it not be possible to remove those cement barriers on the western extremity since they actually merely
f   cause trouble? If someone is going over to the Biological
^-•Sciences Building, for instance, . . . they can pass right
through this lot and get to theirdestination. . .
While you are at it on the northwest slope, perhaps you
could remove about three feet of the plants, just west of
the flagpole, which makes it impossible to enter the Facul-
rty Club without stepping down into the very dangerous
and narrow motorcar roadway. I have offered to do it with
my own sledge hammer some night after dark, but so far
the officials have frowned on this moonlighting.
There is also a need to increase the number of Faculty
Club parking places for 2,000 members from 40 to 80 by
double-decking that particular area. It presents no great
r*architectural problem and it will never be cheaper to do
tithan today. Obviously trucks and campers would not be
able to get into the lower area. The slope of the ground is
I   ideally   suited   for   putting   one   layer   of   cars  below
'   another. . .
i William C.Gibson,
P* Professor and Head,
. Department of the History
of Medicine and Science.
I am in favor of the Erickson/Graham composite
] proposals, except that I would like to see Crescent Road
►"left open to permit bus access, tourist drive-through past
' the flagpole viewpoint, and safe commuter dropoff at
the north end of the campus. The Armory seems to me
to be too crowded a location for the first and last
. purposes.
g* Anthony Buckland,
*"""" Programmer,
f / Computing Centre.
Two major developments in the northwest quadrant of the
campus are pictured in architect's sketches above and below.
The new Asian Centre, above, is being constructed at the north
end of the Fraser River parking lot adjacent to the Nitobe
Memorial Garden. Great hall of the new Museum of Anthropology, shown below, will serve as a showcase for UBC's collection of totem poles.
New Lots Not Needed
I was amazed to find out that our annual parking fees
are to be increased next yeai from $22.50 to $30.00 (a 33
per cent increase. I presume that this is a clear indication
that the Board of Governors intends to grant an equivalent
percentage increase in salaries). The new fees are to "meet
an anticipated deficit of more than $71,000 in the
1974-75 operating budget of the Traffic and Security
Department, which is responsible for campus traffic control and building security."
This last year has seen the construction of at least two
car parks that were not needed (the extension to one on
the south side of the Woodward Library and the new lot
on the north side of the Winter Sports Centre). I say that
these were not needed because there are large underused
parking lots immediately adjacent. The Asian Studies Centre is being built on top of one parking lot and so another
lot has to be constructed. The other lots on campus are
potholed, downright ugly and there is no protection
against the weather on the pedestrian routes to them.
Since it cannot take the time of more than one individual
to patrol them to check on illegal parking, such patrolling
is not a major expense. My point is that we are being
charged for downright lousy service. Certainly there
should be a charge for parking, but in return the carparks
should be clean and attractive places, accessible without
one getting soaked through on a rainy day. These things
should not be difficult to achieve. I believe that faculty
and staff have every right to refuse to pay these increased
fees until proper facilities are provided.
Michael Smith,
1. I favor leaving Crescent Road open as far as the
flagpole, but closing off the Main Mall entirely to
automobile traffic.
2. Two- or three-level parking garages should be
constructed to reduce the. ground area required for
parking. Cost of building the parking garages should be
covered by charges to users.
3. Unless level pedestrian crossings across Marine
Drive are physically blocked off, I doubt pedestrians
would use a bridge.
Hilton Ramsey,
Associate Professor,
Mechanical Engineering.
UBC Reports/April 18,1974/3 TEA CEREMONIES PLANNED
The 500-year-old Japanese tea ceremony will be
performed eight times at the University of B.C. between May 1 and 13 by a master of the ancient art
who is currently touring North America under the
auspices of the Japan Foundation.
The first performance of the ceremony will take
place at 8:00 p.m. on May 1 in the Recital Hall of
the UBC Music Building.
Subsequent performances of the ceremony will
take place in the tea house of UBC's beautiful
Nitobe Memorial Garden, the Japanese garden in the
northwest quadrant of the campus just off Northwest Marine Drive.
The garden performances, all of which will begin
at 4:00 p.m. and last an hour, will take place on May
2,3,4,8,11,12 and 13. An interpreter, who is travel
ling with the tea-ceremony master and his assistant,
will explain to onlookers all aspects of the ceremony
while it is taking place.
The tea ceremony began as a means of establishing rapport between political and cultural leaders. In
the course of time it developed into a highly stylized
ceremony in which every bodily movement has esthetic significance. From its beginnings it was linked
with Zen Buddhism.
In contemporary Japan the ceremony is preserved by tea masters who instruct both young
people and adults. Young women of good families
are still expected to learn to perform the ceremony.
Performances of the ceremony will also take
place at the Martial Arts Centre in Steveston on May
5 and at the Vancouver Art Gallery on May 6 at
12:00 noon and 2:30 p.m.
Government Ups Grant
The provincial government announced on April 4
that it was increasing by $4.8 million the basic operating grant for B.C.'s three public universities.
In his Feb. 11 budget speech to the B.C. Legislature,
Premier David Barrett had announced that grants to the
three public universities would contain only a
10-per-cent increase over the 1972-73 fiscal year's
$100-million grant.
At that time. President Gage said UBC's share of the
provincial grant — about $68.8 million — would be
insufficient to meet salary increases and annual increments and to meet increased costs due to inflation and
other necessary costs for programs and services.
Following the announcement on April 4 by the
Hon. Mrs. Eileen Dailly, the Minister of Education, that
an additional $4.8 million would be added to the basic
operating grant, President Gage issued the following
"I was delighted to learn . . . that the provincial
government had announced an increase of $4.8 million
in the basic operating grant for the province's three
public universities.
"I am particularly grateful to Mrs. Eileen Dailly, the
Minister of Education, who arranged for the presidents
of the three public universities to meet on March 19
with the Hon. David Barrett, Premier and Minister of
Finance, to discuss the financial problems faced by the
universities. The government's reception on that occasion was hospitable and resulted in full and open discussion.
"The division of the additional $4.8 million grant
will be discussed by officials of the three public universities and a recommendation made to the Minister of
Education as soon as possible.
"UBC's Board of Governors has already approved an
operating budget for the coming year totalling almost
$83 million, based on allocations announced by Premier Barrett in his budget speech in the Legislature on
Feb. 11. The University will reassess its financial position and draw up a supplementary budget when our
share of the additional grant... is known."
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and Technology, told a meeting of the Canadian Association of University Research Administrators last year
that Ottawa at present can't mobilize the research re-
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by Canadian interests has been very limited."
In the interim, he said, some of Canada's major competitors such as the U.S., Japan and European countries
have recognized the need for development of international business expertise and have moved quickly ahead
in this area.
UBC's Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration currently offers a number of programs in international business described, in a recent report to the
Ontario government, as the broadest range of international business courses offered by any university in
Dr. Tomlinson said the new grants will enable these
programs to be enlarged considerably.
Undergraduate and graduate programs in international business at UBC are designed to help open opportunities for students to:
• Work directly in international business, either in
the export trade or in Canadian management of
Canadian-based multi-national enterprises;
• Recognise potential international business opportunities as they arise;
• Help manage independent Canadian firms in such
a manner that they can successfully compete with
multi-national enterprises; and
• Develop a sensitivity to the development needs of
individual countries in which foreign investment is
taking place.
Dr. Tomlinson said the new Division is now recruiting an advisory committee, to be made up of top officials of major B.C. industries that have international markets, plus provincial and federal government representatives.
UBC is the first of three Canadian universities to
receive federal funding to set up centres for international business studies. Names of the other two universities, in Ontario and Quebec, have not yet been announced.
4/UBC Reports/April 18,1974
sources of universities in pursuit of national goals.
University research, she said, is not as involved as it
should be in the inter-disciplinary studies needed to
solve urban, environmental, health or off-shore or
northern development problems.
Mme. Sauve said MOSST has developed three categories for financing research: projects suggested by university researchers; government research; and programs
on national priorities.
The first category covers the traditional funding of
university research proposals through granting agencies, she said. The research may be basic or applied and
proposals are assessed by the applicants' peers on a
nationwide competitive basis.
The second category, she said, is designed to meet
the scientific, technological, social and economic needs
arising out of the activities of federal departments and
agencies. MOSST is reviewing the research needs of federal departments, she said, and research grants to universities from federal departments should be funded
through contracts.
"We look forward to a shift towards research on
societal problems and away from ivory-tower research
with respect to government-funded activity," Mme.
Sauve told the research administrators.
"The provinces and universities themselves are beginning to move in the direction of greater relevance to
the needs of society and we in government intend to
assist in that changing environment."
MOSST has already had an impact on research and
development in federal departments. Under MOSST's
new "make-or-buy" policy the departments must contract to industry, but not to universities, all new research and development rather than doing the research
themselves within their own departmental laboratories.
One rationale for the make-or-buy policy is that industry and the economy in general will benefit from the
greater scientific and technological skill that would be
developed in the private sector.
The make-or-buy policy will be extended, Mme.
Sauve said, so that both university and industrial researchers will be able to approach the federal government to fund research proposals.
The third category of research, on national priorities
involving multi-disciplinary programs, can only come
about under new mechanisms of funding, she said. This
category will give universities and industry an opportunity to develop their research ability in certain subjects or regional problems which are a national priority.
Views on
Pool Sought
The University community have been asked for
their views on the facilities to be included in the proposed campus Aquatic Centre, to be sited between the
existing Empire Pool and the Student Union Building.
The Aquatic Centre users' committee, chaired by
graduate student Bob Angus, has distributed on campus a four-page tabloid flyer which includes a questionnaire listing various environments, facilities and activities which might be included in the centre.
Faculty members, students and employed staff are
urged to complete the questionnaire and return it to
the Alma Mater Society offices in SUB. Additional copies of the flyer are available in the AMS office.
Data from the questionnaire will be used by the
committee and the firm of Graham Brawn and Associates in planning facilities to be included in the pool
complex. The Board of Governors, at its meeting on
April 2, appointed the firms of Carlberg Jackson and
Partners, Architects, as executive architects for the centre.
The new centre will cost an estimated $2,750,000.
Students are now contributing about $100,000 a year
to the construction fund through a $5.00 annual levy.
The University, in its 1974-75 capital budget, included
an allocation of $925,000 as its share of the project.
The remaining $900,000 will be sought in gifts and
grants from outside sources.
WATS System
UBC's new Wide Area Telephone System, designed
to reduce long-distance telephone costs to the University, went into operation on April 1.
The WATS system applies to long-distance calls
made to all points in Canada and the United States,
with the exception of the State of Washington, the
Lower Mainland of B.C. and Vancouver Island. The
City of Victoria is included in the WATS system, however.
Instruction cards distributed to campus telephone
users state that departments with switchboards are
required to dial "9" and then "80" to use the WATS
system. This applies only to the following switchboard-
equipped campus offices: Alumni Association;
Instructional Media Centre; Bookstore; Centre for Continuing Education; the University Health Service; and
All other WATS users should dial "80" only. This
does not produce a ringing signal. Callers should stay on
the line until the WATS operator answers.
Order Texts
UBC Bookstore officials have urged faculty members to submit their 1974-75 textbook orders as soon as
possible to ensure that books are on hand by September.
Demand for textbooks may exceed supplies in the
coming year because of the world-wide paper shortage,
according to UBC Bookstore manager Bob Smith.
To date, he said, only 1,700 out of an expected
5,000 textbook orders have been received from UBC
faculty members. The 5,000 orders result in the purchase by the University of about 250,000 volumes for
sale to students.
Award Offered
Information and application forms for a $2,000
French-language fellowship are available from the UBC
Awards Office, Room 207, Buchanan Building.
The fellowship is designed to provide anglophones
with an opportunity for immersion in the French language for a period of one year and is tenable at any
Canadian French-language institution.
The award is open to post-secondary students, high
school graduates and teachers.
||Vt^% Vol. 20, No. 7 - April 18,
■ ■■CI 1974. Published by the
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during   the   University's  Winter  Session.  J.A.
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Rands,  Production Supervisors. Letters to the
Editor should be sent to Information Services,
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