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Up, Up And Away
Most students find juggling classes, a part-time job and an active social life
tough enough, but Iain Duncan(left) and James Hargrave really like to keep
things up in the air. Duncan and Hargrave, members of UBC's newly formed
juggling club, practise near the Ladner Clock Tower.
Researchers optimistic
about MS clinical trials
Freedom of Information
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
A team of UBC researchers will study
a form of beta interferon as a treatment
for multiple sclerosis (MS) in two international, multi-centre clinical trials funded
by $7 million from the Swiss pharmaceutical company Ares Serono Services S.A.
Previous studies by Dr. Donald Paty,
head ofthe Division of Neurology in UBC's
Faculty of Medicine and principal investigator ofthe team, indicate that treating
MS patients with another form of the
drug, interferon beta bl, reduces the
activity ofthe disease.
Beta interferon is a naturally occurring anti-viral and immuno-regulatory
"Our 1993 trial with interferon beta b 1
showed significant therapeutic effect and
clearly demonstrated that it was the only
treatment that substantially altered the
natural history of MS in a properly controlled clinical trial," Paty said.
Based on Paty's findings, the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration approved beta
interferon as a treatment for MS in September of last year.
MS is a chronic disease of the central
nervous system which usually strikes
between the ages of 20 and 40 and affects
about one in every 1,000 Canadians.
Its symptoms may include weakness
and fatigue, speech problems, numbness
and loss of co-ordination.
The UBC team, in conjunction with
researchers working at 30 centres
throughout Canada, Europe and Australia, will study up to 1,000 MS patients
during a four-year period.
About 120 of the patients will be enrolled in the clinical trials at UBC's MS
Clinic, based at the Vancouver Hospital
and Health Sciences Centre, UBC Pavilion.
One trial will involve patients with a
relapsing-remitting history of the disease, or those who experience an attack
of MS and then recover. The second trial
will look at patients whose MS is in the
chronic phase and steadily worsening.
Only patients with relapsing-remitting
MS were involved in Paty's earlier trials
with interferon beta b 1.
In the new studies he will use REBIF,
a more potent form than interferon beta
b 1. Patients will also receive double the
See Trials, Page 2
Personal info safe
under privacy act
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
UBC will find itself performing a balancing act when the provincial Freedom
of Information and Protection of Privacy
Actis extended to universities this month.
The act, passed by the B.C. legislature
in 1992, took effect in 1993 and initially
covered more than 200 public bodies
including all provincial ministries, Crown
corporations, commissions and agencies.
It states that any person has a right of
access to any record in the custody or
control of a public body, including records
containing personal information about
the person.
The legislation requires universities to
balance the public's right to request information with the individual's right to
privacy on personal matters, according to
Tony Fogarassy, assistant to the associate vice-president, Academic.
'There is a lot of personal and private
information that is often included in UBC
documents. The university has an obligation to protect that information, as
outlined in the act," he said.
"You have to be aware of what is, and
what is not, personal information. Even
the most innocuous question you give an
answer to might contravene the act," he
said, adding the act is very broad.
Fogarassy cited the example of someone who telephones the university, claiming to be the parent of a UBC student, and
wanting to know if his or her child is
registered. The person fielding that call
would have to refuse to confirm whether
or not the student was at UBC.
'That's the student's personal educational history. The person claiming to be
a parent would need written consent
from that student before a UBC employee
could give out that kind of information,"
Fogarassy explained.
Under the act, personal information
may be released only to the person the
information is about, or with the written
consent of that person, to a third party.
Personal information must be used only
for the specific reason it was collected
and may not be used for purposes unrelated to its initial collection.
"People on the front lines have been
concerned that there would be onerous
sanctions put on them should they release the wrong information," said
Fogarassy. The act is not intended to
interfere with the normal flow of university information and there is no liability
on the part of university employees.
"However, if you receive a written request that has a component of personal
information in it, your antennae should
go up right away, and you should refer
the matter to the person in your area
handling freedom of information issues."
Faculties and departments have been
asked to appoint freedom of information
co-ordinators, who will handle information requests and narrow the request as
much as possible.
"We don't want to have to be in a
position to rent a truck to facilitate a
particular request," said Fogarassy.
'There are provisions in the act to deal
with people who may be on a huge fishing
expedition, although such a request may
be entirely legitimate."
For more information on the Freedom
of Information and Protection of Privacy
Act, phone the office ofthe associate vice-
president, Academic, at 822-2451.
Personal Information
Under the Freedom of Information
and Protection of Privacy Act, per-
sonal information may he released
only to the person the information
is about, or with the written consent of that person, to a third party.
Personal information means
recorded Information about an
identifiable individual, including:
• the Individual's name, address
or telephone number,
• the individual's race, national or
ethnic brlgta, colour, or religious
or political beliefs or associations;
• the individual's age, sex, sexual
orientation, marital status or
family status;
• an identifying number, symbol,
or other particular notation
assigned to the individual;
• the individual's fingerprints,
blood type or Inheritable characteristics;
• information about the individual's health-care history, including
a physical or mental disability;
• information about the individual's educational, financial,
criminal or employment history;
• anyone else's opinions about the
• the Individual's personal views or
opinions, except if they are about
someone else.
Library Dollars
UBC Library asks for support In funding the new Koerner Library
Hot Hockey 3^
A top Czech hockey team will add fire to a campus tournament
Lucky Break 7_
A teammate's misfortune gives a former UBC athlete a chance to shine
Teaching Games 8_
Feature: Educators and scientists work together on educational games 2 UBC Reports ■ October 20, 1994
Logic skewed in
traffic decision
I write to protest against
recent changes made in traffic
patterns at UBC. East Mall,
where I work, is now open to
all comers and despite the
freshly painted crosswalks,
and laughable attempts at
"speed bumps" (plastic disks
half an inch high), has become
a dangerous throughway
cutting across one of the most
frequently used pedestrian
areas on campus—that
between SUB and the bus
station on one side and Main
Library, the whole of the Arts
faculty, and several of the
science buildings on the other.
A recent statement in UBC
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dose of the drug.
"We are hoping that the combination of a more potent form of
beta interferon and a double dose
may answer some very important questions about the drug,"
Paty said.
Specifically, he said that researchers will try to determine if
REBIF is actually more potent
and whether or not the increased
dose will be more effective than
the previously tested form.
UBC will also be the lead centre for performing the magnetic
resonance imaging (MRI) analysis for all of the centres participating in the two clinical trial
Ares Serono Services S.A. has
contracted to pay the hospital
an additional $3 million for MRI
scanning on the UBC patients
which allowed the purchase of a
new state-of-the-art MRI machine for this purpose. Funds
for the machine were also provided by HYDREX, B.C. Hydro's
employees fund.
MS patients between 18 and
60 years of age experiencing recent activity of the disease, and
who would like information about
participating in the clinical trials, may call 822-7511.
UBC business
seminars open
to faculty, staff
For the first time, UBC faculty and staff will be able to
take advantage of seminars
provided by Executive Programmes in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration at a 35 per cent discount, space permitting.
Interested employees should
register with Executive Programmes at 822-8400 in order
to be placed on a stand-by list.
Admission can be confirmed
by calling Executive Programmes not more than three
business days prior to the start
of the seminar.
The 1994-95 program
schedule continues Oct.-24 -
26 with the Project Management Process Seminar. Other
upcoming seminars will deal
with professional development
and personal advancement, interpersonal effectiveness, leadership development, financial
management and human resource management.
Reports ("Mall access aimed at
reducing traffic in core." Sept.
8) that the intent of the new
arrangement is to "keep cars
and trucks out of the core of
campus" seems quite off the
mark: since when does the
area around the library, the
student activity centres
(including the pool) and the
major academic faculties not
qualify as the core of campus?
It is equally surprising to
hear that (Campus Planning
and Development's) major
concern, according to what
(University Planner Andrew
Brown) apparently said to UBC
Reports, was to get "cars off
the Main Mall," since at least
at the north end, the roof of
Sedgewick Library has for
many years performed that
function very effectively.
Besides, I have to question the
logic here; why should allowing
traffic on East and West malls
be necessary or even helpful if
one wants to keep cars off
Main Mall?
Allowing more traffic on
campus is in every sense a
retrogressive step. At a time
when environmental con
sciousness has turned attention all over the world to the
need to reduce traffic and the
use of automobiles, UBC is
happily bucking that trend.
On what grounds can such a
move be justified? There is, as
well, a very real danger of
serious accidents occurring,
given the large number of
pedestrians and cyclists who
cross East Mall every day.
Finally, this step was taken,
as far as I know, without any
consultation with the people
who would be most effected by
it—those of us who work or
study in the buildings bordering this new thoroughfare.   Is
this how planners operate
these days, in sublime isolation, taking account only of
systems, not people and what
they actually do?
I hope (Campus Planning
and Development) will quickly
reverse this extremely bad
decision, or at least engage in
the consultative process that
(it) should have initiated in the
first place.
Anthony B. Dawson
Professor, Dept. of English
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Are pleased to bring you Caravan 94—an interactive
look at disability today
and tomorrow.
October 26 and 27
10:30 am to 2 pm
in the Brock Hall
This first-of-its-kind learning centre showcases
nine display stations: prosthetics, prevention,
telecommunications, transportation, sports daily
living and computer-assistant technology.
• Discover how a mio-electric arm works.
• Make a call using a telecommunications device.
• Test your speed and endurance on an
authentic racing wheelchair.
• Control household electronic appliances with a
fingertip-activated environmental control unit.
Caravan 94 will be travelling to 26 Canadian
colleges and universities from coast to coast.
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UBC Reports is published twice monthly (monthly in
December, June, July and August) for the entire
university community by the UBC Community
Relations Office, 207-6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver
Managing Editor: Steve Crombie
Editor: Paula Martin
Production: Stephen Forgacs
Contributors: Connie Filletti, Abe Hefter, Charles Ker,
Gavin Wilson
Editorial and advertising enquiries: (604) 822-3131
(phone), (604) 822-2684 (fax).
UBC Reports welcomes the submission of letters and
opinion pieces. Opinions and advertising published in
UBC Reports do not necessarily reflect official
university policy.
Material may be reprinted In whole or in part with
appropriate credit to UBC Reports. UBC Reports ■ October 20, 1994 3
UBC Library hopes
for strong support of
new Koerner Library
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
UBC librarians and library staff will
take a .400 average into this year's Annual Fund Faculty and Staff Appeal.
It's a statistic that would make even
the most prolific baseball player green
with envy.
Library staff hit the 40-per-cent participation rate last year, the highest on
campus among faculty and staff campaigns, with most of their gifts going to
the Library Collections Endowment
University Librarian Ruth Patrick is
hoping for the same kind of commitment
as the Library makes a special appeal for
the funding of the Walter C. Koerner
'The Walter C. Koerner Library is cur
rently in its final stages of funding," said
Patrick. "We will be asking librarians and
management and professional staff to
earmark their donation this year toward
construction costs."
The Koerner Library will help address
the urgent need for space for collections,
users and staff. It will feature advanced
information technology which will help
users gain access to the library's world
wide communications networks.
"A gift of $250 to the Koerner Library
will place your name inside a book. For
a donation of $500, your name will be
placed on a book stack inside the new
library. There are many ways to a lasting
contribution with your donation," said
The faculty and staff appeal, now part
ofthe UBC Annual Fund, raised $ 103,000
last year.
News Digest
Effective in 1995/96, applicants from Grade 12 to first-year engineering at
UBC will be selected for admission based on their standing in Grade 12
courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry and English.
Previously, the admission grade point average was calculated on nine Grade 11
and Grade 12 academic subjects.
The procedure follows that of all other faculties and schools that admit students directly from secondary schools.
UBC students will receive a longer mid-term Spring break beginning in 1996.
Most faculties will cancel lectures and laboratories for one full week in
February instead of taking a two-day break which is the current practice.
The decision, approved by Senate at its September meeting, applies to all
faculties except Dentistry, Medicine, Law and the Teacher Education Programs.
Almost all Canadian universities outside of B.C. take a full week off in the
Spring term.
The change in the annual academic calendar will increase the length of stay of
students living in campus residences who will be subject to a corresponding
increase in costs, explained Dan Birch, vice-president, Academic and Provost.
He added that, in some years, final exams would extend into early May unless
Senate reduced the period between the last day of classes and the first day of exams.
Increases to undergraduate application processing fees and to application fees
for professional programs were approved by UBC's Board of Governors at its
October meeting.
Beginning with the 1995/96 academic year, B.C. students applying to the
university's undergraduate programs will pay a $20 processing fee, up from $17.
As of next year's summer term, out-of-province applicants, including international students, will pay an additional $30 document evaluation fee instead of the
current $25, bringing their total to $50.
Revenue from undergraduate application fees goes to the university's general
purpose operating fund.
B.C. students applying to professional programs in 1995/96 in the faculties of
Medicine, Law, Dentistry, Education and Graduate Studies face application fee
increases ranging from 5.1 per cent to 25 per cent.
The most significant adjustment occurs in the Faculty of Dentistry which has
had fees lower than normal within UBC and relative to other universities. Students will pay $50, up from $40.
Out-of-province applicants to the Faculty of Dentistry who also paid $40 will
pay $75.
Faculties charge application fees to offset costs incurred processing admissions
to the professional programs.
• • • •
UBC's total enrolment figure for the 1994/95 winter session remains virtually
unchanged from the previous year.
As of Sept. 6 there were 24.775 undergraduate students, 17 more than in
1993/94. Graduate enrolment stood at 6,373, down 77 students from last year.
More than 3,500 people applied to UBC's undergraduate and professional
programs but did not meet the university's minimum requirements and 3,886
applicants were turned away who were qualified to attend the university.
Secondary school graduates applying for admission to UBC require a minimum
C+ or 2.5 grade point average (GPA).
Students seeking to transfer to the Faculty of Arts from a B.C. college require a
2.65 GPA if they apply after their first year and a 2.5 GPA after their second year.
Students from other institutions require 2.8 and 2.9 respectively for both second
and third year.
"Certain schools and faculties require a higher GPA for admission and some
may require a minimum standing in specific courses," said UBC Registrar Richard
"Because of enrolment limitations, the academic standing required for admission to most programs is higher than the minimum published in the university
Over We Go
Charles Ker photo
Richard Spratley, director of Research Services, was one of 27 celebrity
chefs who flipped nearly 750 flapjacks at the annual United Way Pancake
Breakfast. The campaign has reached a third of its $315,000 goal. Phone
822-0913 for campaign event information.
Top Czech hockey team
to play in UBC tournament
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
First division Czech hockey power
H.K. Litvinov will compete in the 1994
Father Bauer Classic, Dec. 28-30, at
Litvinov team alumni include Jiri Slegr
of the Canucks and Josef Beranek of the
Philadelphia Flyers ofthe National Hockey
League. The team is coached by former
Vancouver Canuck Ivan Hlinka,
"The Father Bauer Classic has always
showcased the very best university hockey
teams in North America," said UBC hockey
Coach Mike Coflin.
"We feel this year's tournament contains the strongest group of teams we've
ever hosted. The presence of a world-
class European hockey club, as well as
the Alberta Golden Bears and the York
Yeomen, two teams with strong Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union traditions, will make the tournament even
more competitive and prestigious."
The T-Birds completed pre-season play
with a 3-3-1 record, including a victory
over the defending CIAU champion
Lethbridge Pronghorns. They opened
their 28-game Canada West schedule
with 3-2 and 7-4 victories against the
Saskatchewan Huskies last week.
Stephen Forgoes photo
A rider takes flight during Mad Melvin's Mountain Bike Challenge near the
Student Union Building Oct. 6. Thirty-four cyclists took part in the event. 4 UBC Reports • October 20, 1994
October 23 through November 5
Sunday, Oct. 23
Continuing Studies
Writing Historical Fiction. Diana
Gabaldon, author. University
Golf Club from 10am- 4pm. Call
Monday, Oct. 24
B.C. Cancer Research
Centre Seminar
Proton Radiotherapy Project At
TRIUMF. Dr. Uwe Oelske, Clinical Physics, B.C. Cancer Agency.
Research Centre lecture theatre,
601 W. 10th Ave. at 12pm. Call
877- 6010.
Plant Science Seminar
Solving The Puzzle Of Modelling
Corn Growth In Sustainable
Cropping Systems: New Aspects
Of Root Behaviour And Leaf Area
Development. Marie-C Fortin,
Pacific Agriculture Research Centre (PARC). MacMillan 318-D at
12:30pm.  Call 822-9646.
Asian Studies Graduate
Student Colloquia
First of a series. Folk Religion
And Sectarianism: Aspects Of
Religious Change In Taiwan.
Philip Clart, Asian Studies. Asian
Centre 604 from 12:30-1:30. Call
Biochemistry Seminar
Chemical/Evolutionary Constraints On Antibiotic Inactlva-
tion: Lessons From A Superfamily
Of Cats. Prof. W.V. Shaw, Biochemistry, U. of Leicester, UK.
Woodward #4 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-
Applied Mathematics
Mathematics Of Extinction. Don
Ludwig, Mathematics. Math 203
at 3:30pm.  Call 822- 4584.
Mechanical Engineering
Supercritical Water Oxidation
Processes. Edward Hauptmann,
Mechanical Engineering. CEME
1202from3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments.  Call 822-6671.
Zoology Comparative
Physiology Seminars
Cardiorespiratory Homeostatsis
InADynamicWorld. Dr. Richard
Hughson, U. of Waterloo.
BioSciences 2449 at 4:30pm. Call
Commerce Seminar
Accounting And The Economics
Of Information: Milestones And
Millstones. Dr. Gerald Feltham,
Commerce Academic Research
Excellence Award winner, 93-94.
Angus 210 from 4:30-6pm. Refreshments.  Call 822-8488.
Zoology Comparative
Physiology Seminars
Cardiorespiratory Homeostasis In
A Dynamic World. Dr. Richard
Hughson, U. of Waterloo.
BioSciences 2449 at 4:30pm. Call
Tuesday, Oct. 25
Animal Science Seminar
Stress Response In Fish. Dr.
George Iwama, associate professor, Animal Science. MacMillan
260 at 12:30pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-4593.
Botany Seminar
Geology And Plants: The Missing
Linkage. Dr. Arthur Kruckeberg,
Botany, U. of Washington.
BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-
1:30pm.  Call 822-2133.
Centre for South Asian
Research Seminar
Greening At The Grassroots: Confrontation Of Organizational Cultures And Knowledge Systems In
Andhra Pradesh. Eva Robinson,
SFU. Asian Centre 604 from 12:30-
6pm.  Call 822-3814.
'  Lectures in Modern
Design And Properties Of Inorganic/Organic Nanocomposites
With Mixed Electronic And Ionic
Conductivity. Dr. Linda Nazar,
Chemistry, U. ofWaterloo. Chemistry 250, south wing at lpm.
Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Stroke Prevention In Atrial Fibrillation, Carlo Marra, PhD student,
Clinical Pharmacy. UBC Hosp. G-
279 from 4-5pm. Call 822-4645.
Centre For Applied Ethics
The Nuclear Energy Safety Debate: The Role Of Science And
Values InThe Assessment Of Technological Risks. Dr. Conrad Brunk,
U. ofWaterloo. Angus 413 from 4-
6pm.  Call 822-5139.
Graduate/Faculty Christian
The Making Of Modem Scepticism:
Darwin And Mechanism Against
Purpose. Bart van der Kamp, Forest Science. Buchanan Penthouse
at 4:15pm. Refreshments at 4pm.
Call 822-3268.
Green College Lecture
Chinese Studies: Some Contributions To The Humanities. Daniel
Overmyer, Asian Studies. Green
College recreation lounge at
5:30pm.  Call 822-8660.
Wednesday, Oct. 26
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Resection Arthroplasty Proximal
Femur In Children. Dr. R.D.
Beauchamp, speaker; Dr. S.
Tredwell, chair. Eye Care Centre
auditorium at 7am, Vancouver
Hosp.  Call 875-4272.
Forest Sciences Seminar
"Stagnation In Lodgepole Pine:
Why I'm More Confused Than
Ever." John Worrall, associate
professor, Forest Sciences.
MacMillan 166 at 12:30pm. Call
822-6019.   ,
Wednesday Noon Hours
Mcintosh The Stein Way. Diana
Mcintosh, performance artist.
Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm.
Admission $2.50. Call 822-5574.
English/Creative Writing
Poetry. Robin Skelton, Poet and
fiction writer. Buchanan D-244
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
Centre for Southeast Asian
Research Seminar
Rebels, Refugees And Resources:
A View From The Thai-Burmese
Border. Brenda Belak, Human
Rights Specialist. Asian Centre
604from 12:30-l:30pm. Call822-
Protein Kinases And Phosphatases
In The Signal Transduction That
Initiates Development of Bacillus
Subtilis. Dr. Jim Hoch, Scripps
Institute, La Jolla, CA. Wesbrook
201 from 12-1:30pm. Call 822-
Geography Colloquium
Spatial Stories And Gendered Practices. Geraldine Pratt, Geography.
Geography 201 at 3:30pm. Refreshments.  Call 822-4929.
MOST Courses
Central Agencies II: Purchasing:
An In-depth Look. Purchasing
staff members. Brock Hall 0017
from l-4pm. Refreshments. Call
822-9644. From Peer To Supervisor: Moving To Management.
Maggie Hartley. Brock Hall 0017
from 9am-12pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-9644.
Centre for Research In
Women's Studies/Gender
Relations Lecture
Environmentally Speaking; Where
Have All The Women Gone?
Rebecca Raglon, visiting scholar.
Women's Studies Centre from
3:30-5pm.  Call 822-9171.
Centre for Biodiversity
Research Seminar
Metapopulation Dynamics: Theories; Evidence. Dr. Susan
Harrison, Environmental Studies,
U. of Calif., Davis. Family/Nutritional Sciences 60 at 4:30pm. Call
Green College
Interdisciplinary 19th
Century Studies Colloquium
Doctors, Lawyers, And The Market. Wes Pue, Law; Patricia
Vertinsky, School of Human Kinetics. Green College recreation
lounge at 8pm.  Call 822-8660.
Thursday, Oct. 27
MOST Course
UBC Workplace Policies, Libby
Nason. Brock Hall 0017 from 9-
11am. Refreshments. Call 822-
Computer Science Seminar
First of 8. Mapping The Genome:
The Mathematics Of DNA. Prof.
Richard Karp, U. of Calif., Berkeley.
CICSR/CS 208 from 11:30-lpm.
Fine Arts Lecture
Michael Snow Talks About His Art.
Lasserre 102 at 12:30. Call 822-
Students for Forestry
Awareness Lecture Series
Sustainable Forestry: Terms And
Issues. Bryan Evans, Forestry
consultant. MacMillan 166 from
12:30-l:30pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-2727.
UBC International Forum
Second in Globalization/Fragmentation Series. The Global Village
Disconnects. Ann Medina, independent producer. IRC #6 from
12:30-2pm.  Call 822-9546.
Music Concert
Collegium Musicum. John Saw-
yer/Morna Edmundson, directors.
Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm/
8pm.  Call 822-5574.
Lectures In Modern
Development Of Submicron Periodic Materials For New Optical
And Spectroscopic Devices. Prof.
Sanford Asher, Chemistry, U. of
Pittsburgh, PA. Chemistry 250,
south wing at 3pm. Refreshments
at 3:40pm.  Call 822-3266.
Economics Seminar
Mass Layoffs And Unemployment.
J. Leahy, Economics, Harvard U.
Buchanan D-225 from 4-5:30pm.
Call 822-8216.
Continuing Studies Lecture
Warrior Queens: The Hand That
Rocks The Cradle Is The Hand
That Rules The World. Panel: Dr.
Elizabeth Bongie, professor
emerita, Classics; Gwyneth Lewis,
MA, Classical Studies, Langara
College; Dr. Caroline Williams,
Archaeology and Dr. Rhoda
Friedrichs, Arts Humanities, Douglas College. Lasserre 105 from
7:30-9pm.  Call 222- 5203.
Continuing Studies Lecture
Learning From The Oral Traditions. Steven Point, LLB Chief of
the Sknowkale, First Nation; Darwin Hanna, Hlha7kapmx Nation,
law student. Sty-Wet-Tan, First
Nations Longhouse from 7-
9:30pm.  Call 222-5203.
Friday, Oct. 28
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Clinical/Research Issues In Early
Intervention. Dr. MarkGreenberg,
professor of Psychology, U. of
Washington, Seattle. GF Strong
auditorium at 9am. Call 875-
Pumpkin Master Carving
To raise money for the United Way.
Please participate and test your
creative talents. Team effort encouraged. Please bring all carving
tools and props. At the Bookstore
from 11:30am-1:30pm. Call 822-
Occupational Hygiene
Programme Seminar
Quantitative Human Health Risk
Assessment Of Contaminated
Sites. Rhynder Zapf- gilje; Mike
Rankin, Golder Associates, Vancouver. CEME 1202 from 12:30-
1:30pm.  Call 822-9595.
Law Seminar
Settling Aboriginal Land Claims:
Experience In Australia And
Canada. Prof.     Margaret
Stephenson, U. of Queensland;
local speakers, Law. Curtis 102
from2:30-5:30pm. Call822-2335.
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Activated Sludge Treatment Of
Kraft Mill Effluent. Steve Helle,
grad student. Chemical Engineering. CEME 206 at 3:30pm. Call
Mathematics Colloquium
Random Walks: Simple And Self-
Avoiding. Prof. Gregory F. Lawler,
Mathematics, Duke U., Durham,
NC. Math 104 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at 3:15pm in Math
Annex 1115.   Call 822-2666.
Theoretical Chemistry
Thermodynamics Of Electric
Double Layers. Dr. S. Levine,
Chemistry. Chemistry 402, central wing at 4pm. Call 822-3997.
Anthropology Museum
Exhibit Opening
Opening Celebrations For The
Exhibit: We Sing To The Universe. Poems and drawings by
Ron Hamilton. MOA at 7:30pm.
Call 822-5087.
Saturday, Oct. 29
Vancouver Institute Lecture
The Craft Of Music. Prof. David
Owen Norris, Royal Academy of
Music, London. IRC #2 at
8:15pm. Lectures are free. Call
Monday, Oct. 31
Trick Or Treat For The
Food Bank
Help needed in canvassing the
homes of Point Grey and Kitsilano
for non-perishable food items.
Meet AMS members in SUB-212A
at 6pm. Rides provided, costume
optional.  Call 822-5085.
Plant Science Seminar
Population Biology Of Powdery
Mildew (Erysiphe) On Barley. Joe
McDermott, ETH- Zurich.
MacMillan 318-D at 12:30pm.
Call 822-9646.
Mechanical Engineering
The Electric Utility Industry Current Context/Future Challenge.
Conrad Guelk, manager, Corporate Strategic Planning Unit.
CEME 1202 from 3:30-4:30pm.
Refreshments.  Call 822-6671.
Centre for Chinese
Research Seminar
The Awakening Of China. Sheryl
WuDunn, New York Times correspondent/Pulitzer Prize winner
(shared with spouse) for coverage of the Tiananmen Square
demonstrations. Asian Centre
auditorium from 3:30-5pm. Call
Economics Seminar
Economic Dynamics With Learning: NewStability Results. Seppo
Hankapohja, Helsinki U.
Buchanan D-225 from 4-5:30pm.
Call 822-8216.
Pharmacology Seminar
Simultaneous Patch Clamp And
Fluorescent Studies Of CA2+
Regulation in Smooth Muscle.
Dr. Vladimir Ganitkevich; Dept
of Physiology, U. of Cologne, Germany. IRC 1, from 4:30-5:30.
Call 822-5565.
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October 23 through November 5
Tuesday, Nov. 1
MOST Course
Delegating. Jan Heslop. Brock
Hall 0017 from 9am- 12pm. Refreshments.  Call 822-9644.
Author Event
Rick Hansen will be autograph-  j
ing and speaking on his new
book, Going The Distance.  An-  j
gus 109 at 12:30pm.  Call 822-  !
2665. !
Classics Lecture
The Roman Colosseum: New
Light On An Old Building. An
illustrated lecture by Prof.
Jonathan Edmonson, History,
YorkU. Lasserre 104at 12:30pm.
Call 822-2889.
Animal Science Seminar
Genetic Parameters And Breeding Plans For The Commercial
Cultivation Of Pacific Salmon.
Anne Winkelma, PhD student.
Animal Science. Refreshments.
MacMillan 260 at 12:30pm. Call
Graduate Student Society
Evaluations/First-Year Graduate Student: Anxiety About Grading: Double Standards In Performance Evaluation And Graduate Students. Prof. Martha
Foschi. Sociology.GSC at
12:30pm. Refreshments. Call
Centre for Bio-Diversity
Research Seminar
Effects of Pollinators And Floral
Morphology On Reproductive Iso-
lation Among Species Of
Ipompsis (Polemoniaceae). Dr.
Paul Wolf, Biology, Utah State U.
BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-
1:30pm.  Call 822-2133.
Lectures in Modern
Structural Studies Of Protein
Interactions. Prof. Rachel E.
Klevit, Biochemistry, U. ofWashington, Seattle. Chemistry 250,
south wing at lpm. Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call 822-
Statistics Seminar
On A Threshold Autoregression
With Conditional Hetero-
scedastic Variances. Dr. Jian
Liu, Statistics. Angus 215 from
4-5:30pm. Refreshments. Call
Green College Lecture
Aboriginal Rights. Bryan
Williams, Q.C, Swinton & Co.
Green College recreation lounge
at 5:30pm.  Call 822-8660.
Rehabilitation Sciences
Information Night
Speakers from faculty, admissions personnel and students.
IRC #2 from 7-9pm. Call 822-
Continuing Studies
An Evening With George
Littlechild. George Littlechild,
First Nations artist, BFA Nova
Scotia College of Fine Arts. Museum of Anthropology from 7:30-
9pm.  Call 222-5203.
Wednesday, Nov. 2
B.C. Transplant Society
Medical Rounds
Results  Of An  International
Study Of The Drug, Mycophe-
nolate Mofetil. Dr. Paul Keown,
professor Medicine. Vancouver
Hosp. Taylor-FidlerTheatre from 12-
lpm. Refreshments. Call 822-7219.
Enterococcal Sex Pheromones And
Plasmid Transfer. Dr. Don Clewell,
Microbiology/Immunology, U. of
Michigan, Ann Arbor. Wesbrook
201 from 12-1:30pm. Call 822-
UBC Zen Society Lecture
Zen Practice. Zen Master, Takeo
Hosaka. Buchanan D-110 at
12:30pm.   Call 822-4086.
Wednesday Noon Hour
Eugene Skovorodnikov, piano.
Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm.
Admission $2.50. Call 822-5574.
Geography Colloquium
Urban Effects On Precipitation: Is
Conventional Wisdom A Myth?
Geography 201 at 3:30pm. Refreshments.  Call 822-4929.
Physics Colloquium
Low Temperature Physics: A New
Frontier For The Quantum Mechanic. RichardWebb, U. of Maryland. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call
Liposomal Therapeutics: From
Artificial Pulmonary Surfactant To
Long Acting Local Anaesthetics.
Dr. T. Madden, assistant professor, Pharmacology /Therapeutics.
IRC #3 from 4-5pm. Call 822-
Centre for Biodiversity
Research Seminar
Food Hoarding In Tits And
Chickadees: A Short Or Long-
term Affair? Dr. Anders Brodin,
Biodiversity Research Centre.
Family/Nutrional Sciences 60 at
4:30pm.  Call 822-4239.
Thursday, Nov. 3
MOST Course
Building Team Effectiveness.
Gareth Wood. Brock Hall 0017
from 9am-4pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-9644.
Mentoring Network Drop-In
Graduate Teaching: Getting Involved, Dianne Newell, History.
Faculty Development lunch room
(bsmt. of David Lam Building, rear
outside entrance) from 11:30am-
lpm. Refreshments. Call 822-
Philosophy Colloquium
The Analysis Of Liberty. John
Russell, Philosophy. Buchanan
D-348 from 1 -2:30pm. Call 822-
Civil Engineering Seminar
The Use Of Semi-permeable Devices As A Monitoring Tool In The
Fraser River. Prof. Hal Rogers,
Civil Engineering. CEME 1215
from3:30-4:30pm. Call822-4833.
Faculty Development
ATriad Method For Promoting Student Participation In Problem-Solving. Tony Griffiths. Seminar Room,
bsmt.of David Lam Building, rear
outside entrance) from 3-5pm. Call
Tn916 And Conjugative Transpo
sition In Enterococci. Dr. Don
Clewell, Microbiology/Immunology, U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Wesbrook 201 from 12:30-
1:30pm.   Call 822-3308.
Friday, Nov. 4
Book Sale at the UBC
Annual November Pre-Christmas
Sale. Mon.-Fri., 8am-6pm. Continues until Nov. 19. Call 822-
MOST Course
Building Team Effectiveness.
Gareth Wood. Brock Hall 0017
from 9am-12pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-9644.
Occupational Hygiene
Occupational Hygiene Issues In
The Recycling Industry. Mr. Don
Mazenkowski, Manager, Environmental Section, ETL Ltd., Surrey.
CEME 1202 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-9595.
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Recent Advances In Derma-
tomyositis. Dr. Ross Petty, professor and head. Pediatric
Rheumatology. GF Strong audito
rium at 9am.  Call 875-2307.
Health Care/Epidemiology
School-based Education For The
Prevention Of HIV/ STD In Adolescents. Dawne Milligan, RA, Institute for Health Promotion Research. Mather 253 from 9-10am.
Free parking B-lot. Call 822-2772.
History/Economics Lecture
Slavery, Coerced Labour/Economic Growth. Dr. Stanley
Engerman, Economics & History,
U. of Rochester. Hennings 201
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2561.
Centre for Korean Research
The National Division And The
Modern Korean Fiction. Dr. Kwon
Young Min, Korean Literature,
Seoul U. Asian Centre 604 from
12:30-2pm.   Call 822-4688.
Fisheries Centre Seminar
Rivers And The Art Of Stream Restoration. Dr. Robert Newbury, visiting professor; Maitoba, Calgary,
SFU. Ralf Yorque Room, Fisheries
Centre Hut B-8 from 1:30-2:30pm.
Call 822-2731.
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Limitations  To   Cell   Specific
Recombinant Protein Production
By Mammalian Cells. Chorng-
Hwa Fann, grad student. CEME
206 at 3:30pm.  Call 822-3238.
Mathematics Colloquium
The Beta Transformation—A Simple Dynamical System. Prof.
David Boyd, Mathematics. Math
104 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at
3:15pm in Math Annex 1115.
Call 822-2666.
Economics Seminar
Slavery, Coerced Labour/Economic Growth. Stanley
Engerman, Rochester, NY.
Buchanan D-225 from 4-5:30pm.
Call 822-8216.
Music Concert
UBC Symphony Orchestra with
guest soloist, Michael van der
Sloot, viola; Jesse Read, conductor. Old Auditorium at 8pm. Call
Saturday, Nov. 5
Vancouver Institute Lecture
A Boating Trip Interspersed With
Ruins: Imagined Geographies Of
Egypt. Prof. Derek Gregory, UBC
Geography. IRC #2 at 8:15pm.
Call 822-3131.
Student Housing
A new service offered by the AMS
has been established to provide a
housing listing service for both
students and landlords. This new
service utilizes a computer voice
messaging system. Students call
822-9844, landlords call 1-900-
451-5585 (touch-tone calling) or
822-0888, info only.
Grad Centre Actvities
Dance To A Latin Beat. Every
Wed. at the Graduate Centre at
8:30pm. To find out more about
Mon. movies, Tues. pool tourney,
Thurs. coffee house and Fri. folk,
call the hot-line at 822-0999.
Campus Tours
School and College Liaison tours
provide prospective UBC students
with an overview of campus activities/faculties/services. Fridays at
9:30am. Reservations required one
week in advance. Call 822-4319.
Disability Resource Centre
The centre provides consultation
and information for faculty members with students with disabilities. Guidebooks/services for students and faculty available. Call
822- 5844.
UBC Libraries
Library branches and divisions will
offer more than 100 training/tutorial sessions this fall. Learn how
to use the online catalogue/information system, or one of more
than 75 electronic databases in
the library. Check branches/divisions for times and dates. Call
Wrting Course
The UBC Writing Centre offers a
one-term non-credit writing course
in language and composition to
assist students preparing for 1st
yr. English/LPI. Non-UBC students are welcome. Call 822-9564.
Sexual Harassment Office
Advisors are available to discuss
questions or concerns and are prepared to help any member of the
UBC community who is being sexually harassed find a satisfactory
resolution.   Call 822-6353.
Women Students' Office
Advocacy/personal counselling
services available. Call 822-2415.
Research Study Volunteers
Role Stress In Dual-earner Parents Of Pre-school Children.
Wendy Hall, UBC School of Nursing. Participants will complete 2
short questionnaires only. Honorarium offered.  Call 686-0877.
Acne Treatment Study
A new acne lotion vs. a proven
acne medication. Volunteers not
under doctor's care for acne, 25
yrs. or younger. 5 visits over 12-
week period. Honorarium upon
completion.  Call 875-5296.
Psychology Study
Music/Mood Study. Comprised of
2 one-hour sessions, booked 2 days
apart. Participants will be paid
$20 upon completion of both sessions. Kenny 1708. Call 822-
Audiology/Speech Sciences
Volunteers needed with normal
hearing, who are native-English
speakers; 18-35 years old, with no
previous instruction in linguistics
to participate in a study of speech
perception in noise. Honorarium
paid.  Call Anita at 822-5054.
Hearing Lab Study
Study Of Age Differences In Hearing And Communication. Senior
(65+ years) and junior (20-25years)
volunteers are needed. Three one-
hour appointments at UBC. Ex
periments examine how hearing
and communication abilities differ with age. Call Ruth Kirson or
Dr. Fuller at 822-9474.
Statistical Consulting/
Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the Dept.
of Statistics to provide statistical
advice to faculty/graduate students working on research problems.  Call 822-4037.
Faculty and Staff Volleyball
Mondays/Wednesdays Gym B,
Osborne Centre at 12:30pm.
Drop-in or attend regularly for
recreation.   Call 822-4479.
Surplus Equipment
Recycling Facility (SERF)
Disposal of all surplus items.
EveryWednesday, 12-5pm. Task
Force Bldg., 2352 Health Sciences Mall. Call Vince at 822-
2582/Rich at 822-2813.
Fine Arts Gallery
Presently on view, a Group
Show of work by five graduates
of UBC's Master of Fine Arts
program. Open Tues.-Fri from
10am-5pm. Saturdays 12pm-
5pm. Free admission. Basement of Main Library. Call 822-
Nitobe Garden
Open daily from 10am-6pm. Call
Botanical Garden
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or charge by phone (604) 280-4444 6 UBC Reports • October 20, 1994
The Board ofGovernors took the
following action at its meeting
held on October 6. 1994.
The Board approved a Program Brief, dated September
1994, for the Creative Arts Centre Phase 1, as a basis for proceeding with further planning.
The firm of James K. M. Cheng
Architects Inc. was approved as
the prime consultant for the St.
John's College project.
The policy on gifts was approved, and the President's procedures for implementation and
administration were noted.
Approval was given to discontinue the Summer Session Association fee effective September
1, 1994.
The Board approved the increase of the undergraduate
application processing fee
from $17.00 to $20.00 and
the additional evaluation fee
for applicants presenting
documents from outside B.C.
from $25.00 to $30.00. These
increases will commence with
the Summer Term 1995.    The
fees will be indexed to the general fee increase in subsequent
1995-96 Application Fee increases were approved as proposed.
The Endowment Deed for the
Peter Wall Institute for Advanced
Studies was approved.
The Board was advised that
procedural changes had been
made to the following policies:
1) Endowment Management
2) Licenses of drivers of vehicles on University business
3) Removal and travel allowances
4) Cash handling
5) Religious holidays
6) Appointment of graduate
students to teach a course
which requires the Board of
Governors approval
On the recommendation of the
Senate, the Board approved the
following items:
1) New Awards
2) A name change from the
"Chair in Cardiology" to the
"Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair in Cardiology"
The Endowment Deed for establishment of the Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Fund
was approved.
1) The Board re-elected Ms.
Barbara Crompton as Chair of
the Board for a period of one year
from December 17, 1994.
2) The Board ratified the appointment of Dr. Raphael H.
Amit as Discovery Foundation
Research Fellow for the period
July 1, 1994 through June 30,
3) The following appointments
to the Aquatic Centre Management Committee were approved :
Charles Slonecker - for the third
year of a three-year term to March
31, 1995 (representing the community)
Leanne Jacobs - for the second
year of a three-year term to March
31, 1996 (representing the University)
Michael Kelly - delegated by the
Director of Athletics and Sport
Services (no stated term) (representing the University).
The Board of Governors at its
meeting of October 6, 1994 approved the following recommendations and received notice about
the following items.
Michael D. Pitt, Associate Dean,
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences,
July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1996.
Derek Atkins, Associate Dean,
Faculty of Commerce, July 1,
1994 to June 30, 1995.
Ethel Davis, Assistant Dean,
Faculty of Commerce, July 1,
1994 to June 30, 1995.
Peter Frost. Associate Dean,
Faculty of Commerce, July 1,
1994 to June 30, 1995.
Daniel G. Gardiner, Assistant
Dean, Faculty of Commerce, Sept
*1, 1994 to Aug 31, 1995.
Grace Wong, Assistant Dean,
Faculty of Commerce, July  1,
1994 to June 30, 1995.
Susan B. Watts, Assistant Dean,
Faculty of Forestry, July 1, 1994
to June 30, 1995.
Judith Myers, Associate Dean,
Facultyof Science, Sept 1, 1994
to June 30, 1995.
George E.   Kennedy,  Acting
Head,  Department of Agricultural Economics, Sept 6, 1994 to
Sept 30, 1994.
Sie-Tan Chieng, Acting Head,
Department of Bioresource Engineering, July 1, 1994 to June
30, 1995.
Anthony Phillips, Head, Department of Psychology, July 1, 1994
to June 30, 1999.
John L. Benedet, Head, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, July 1, 1994 to June 30,
Ronald Foreman, Acting Head,
Department of Botany, July 1,
1994 to Dec. 31, 1994.
Ulrich G. Haussmann, Head,
Department of Mathematics,
July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1999.
Jennifer B. Wohl, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricul
tural Economics, Jan 1, 1994 to
June 30, 1998.
Ross J.P. King, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian
Studies, July 1, 1994 (tenured).
Catherine A. Vertesi, Program
Director, Continuing Studies,
July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1996.
Susan Pirie, Professor, Department of Curriculum Studies, May
1, 1995 (tenured).
Wendy Wickwire, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, Aug. 1, 1994 to
June 30, 1997.
David B. Tindall, Assistant Professor, joint appointment between Departemnt of Forest Resources Management & Department of Anthropology & Sociology,
Jury 1, 1994 to June 30, 1997.
Masao Nakamura, Professor,
joint appointment between Institute of Asian Research, Faculty of Commerce, and Faculty
of Applied Science, July 1, 1994
Daniel Pauly, Professor, joint
appointment between Fisheries
Centre and Department of Zoology, Oct. 1, 1994 (tenured).
Jutta Brunnee, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, July 1,
1995 to June 30, 1998.
Timothy O'Connor, Assistant
Professor, Department of
Anatomy, July 1, 1994 to June
30, 1997.
Carolyn Janet Brown, Assistant Professor, Department of
Medical Genetics, Sept 1, 1994
to June 30, 1997.
Lome A. Clarke, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical
Genetics, July 1, 1994 to June
30, 1997.
Wendy P. Robinson. Assistant
Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, July 1, 1994 to
June 30, 1995.
Brian Conway, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine,
July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1997.
Barry Wiggs, Assistant Profes-w
sor,  Department of Medicine,
July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1997.
Shizu Hayashi, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1997.
Timothy Murphy, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry,
June 1, 1994 to June 30, 1997.
Gary J. Redekop, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery,
July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1997.
Kai Behrend, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics,
July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1997.
Douglas A. Bonn, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics,
Sept 1, 1994 to June 30, 1997.
Christopher Hearty, Assistant
Professor, Department of Physics, July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1997.
Wolfram Tetzlaff, Associate Professor, Department of Zoology,
July 1, 1995 (tenured).
Eddy H. Chui. Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical
Engineering, Aug. 1, 1994 to
June 30, 1997.
Diana Chan, Librarian, Faculty
of Commerce, June 30, 1994.
Andrew Trice, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Commerce, May
31, 1994.
John J. Borrows, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, June 30,
David S. Cohen, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, June 30,
Michael Bryer-Ash, Assistant
Professor, Department of Medicine, July 31. 1994.
Anthony Morrison, Associate
Professor, Department of Medicine, Oct. 31, 1994.
Gavin Thurston, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Aug. 31, 1994.
Jorge Daaboul, Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Aug. 31, 1994.
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Mon Oncle
Gavin Wilson photo
Mon Oncle Regis, a ceramic sculpture by Joe Fafard, was
among the pieces from the AMS art collection on display
earlier this month at the Student Union Building gallery.
The 64-piece collection, which features the work of Jack
Shadbolt, Gathie Falk, Lawren Harris and others, is one
of the best student collections of Canadian art in the
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UBC Reports • October 20,1994 7
Former UBC QB gets big break
as Calgary Stamp's slotback
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
At the 11 -minute mark in the
second quarter of a Sept. 16
Canadian Football League game
between the Calgary Stampeders
and the Las Vegas Posse, Vince
Danielsen arrived.
At that precise moment, the
Stampeders' starting slotback,
Dave Sapunjis, went down with
the football and came up with a
broken collarbone, effectively
ending his season, and sending
Danielsen's career skyrocketing
"Until the injury to Sapunjis,
I was basically just the backup
slotback, getting a lot of cleanup
duty at the end of games," said
Danielsen, who graduated from
UBC last spring with a Bachelor
of Human Kinetics.
"But everything's changed
since then."
As   the   replacement   for
Sapunjis against Las Vegas,
Danielsen shook off the cobwebs
of inactivity and
came off the side- m"^m^^^mt
lines to record one
catch in a 35-25
victory over the
Posse. The following weekend, he
hauled down
three Doug Flutie
passes for 50
yards in a 39-25
win over the
Sacramento Gold
"Against Las
Vegas I was just
thrown into the
game and was a
little unsure of
myself. I did all
right. I messed
up some assignments, but those
things happen. As a professional, you just have to be ready.
"I felt a lot more comfortable
"I had to swallow
my ego during my
fifth year, and
some people
questioned my
move.  But I knew
if I wanted to play
professionally, I'd
have a better
chance as a
- Vince Danielsen
against Sacramento and was
ready, both physically and mentally. I'm going to
^^^^^^""   get  better  each
Danielsen has
his work cut out
for him. Sapunjis,
the outstanding
Canadian player
in the CFL last
year, is a hard act
to follow. And it's
not as though the
22-year-old Vancouver native has
a wealth of pass-
catching experience to draw from.
joined the
Stampeders  as
their number one
draft pick this year after excelling as quarterback at UBC.
That's right. Quarterback.
Danielsen didn't start catch
ing footballs until
his fifth year with
the Thunderbirds.
The decision to move
to slotback was his.
"I had to swallow
my ego during my
fifth year, and some
people questioned
my move. But I
knew if I wanted to
play professionally,
I'd have a better
chance as a receiver.
Frank Smith and
the rest of the UBC
coaching staff
helped me tremendously during
the transition."
By the time his career at UBC
was over, Danielsen was an all-
"It's almost as if I should have
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As a result of the injury to
Sapunjis, Danielsen is now in a
position to regularly catch passes
Last year, Dr. Paty invited
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The result was $9.2 million
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Dr. Donald Paty is a Vancouver resident and a long-standing member of the Canadian Neurological Society.
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suggest they consider Vancouver as the location. After two years of presentations and encouragement they
agreed - and once again, British Columbia enjoyed the benefits of a major convention.
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Vince Danielsen
thrown by Doug Flutie, arguably
the number one quarterback in
the CFL, on arguably the number
one team in the CFL.
Although he wouldn't want to
wish an injury on anyone,
Danielsen realizes this is an opportunity to establish his professional career.
"I had resigned myself to the
fact that this was going to be
more of a learning experience for
me. Dave hadn't suffered an
injury in his entire career until
the game against Las Vegas. But
you get certain opportunities in
life, and this is one that I plan to
take advantage of."
In the meantime, Danielsen
has Nov. 5 circled on his calendar, when the Stampeders travel
to Vancouver for a game against
the B.C. Lions.
Although Danielsen's not out
to prove that he's the next Dave
Sapunjis, he is looking forward
to showing family, friends, former
classmates and teachers that he
has what it takes to play this
Crane Library
users benefit
from National
Library grants
The National Library of
Canada has awarded UBC's
Crane Library and Resource
Centre grants totalling $6,570
toward the purchase of two new
supportive technologies for non-
print readers.
The first is an adapted computer workstation that permits
the user to scan print documents
and have them read back almost
instantly with a synthesized
voice. The computer is also
equipped with an image enlarger,
which allows partially sighted
users to magnify screen information to suit individual needs.
This equipment allows a visually impaired student to bring
class hand-outs, notes, articles,
and other print documents to
Crane and convert them to an
accessible format such as voice,
large type or braille.
The other device is a close-
circuit television magnification
system with colour monitor
which can magnify colour graphics.
The grants, from the National
Library's Adaptive Technologies
for Libraries Program, cover 50
per cent of the total purchase
price. The rest of the funding
was made possible from individual and corporate contributions to the Crane Donations
Fund. 8 UBC Reports • October 20,1994
5   Feature   5
Coming soon to a video arcade near you:
Games that teach kids math and science
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
It's a cliche of the Nintendo
generation: a boy glued to the
video screen, playing violent
games, becoming increasingly
antisocial and dropping other
But that stereotype is not
always accurate, say researchers involved in a major
new initiative based at UBC
that is exploring the potential
use of computer and video
games in education.
Their studies have found that,
contrary to conventional wisdom, many
girls enjoy playing electronic games,
and boys who play are not loners
without outside interests.
The studies were conducted by a
research group called Electronic Games
for Education in Math and Science IE-
GEMS), a joint project of UBC's Depts.
of Mathematics and Science Education
and Computer Science and the Faculty
of Education at Queen's University.
Spearheaded by Maria Klawe, head
ofthe Computer Science Dept., E-
GEMS brings together scientists,
mathematicians, educators, professional game developers, classroom
teachers and children to learn more
about electronic games and their
potential in Grades 4 to 8 classrooms.
This team approach, and the fact
that half of the project's members are
female, makes the project unique,
Klawe said.
The idea grew from her experience in
the Scientists in the Schools program.
She noticed that some children could
master complicated video games yet be
flummoxed by straightforward math
To learn more about how children
behave and learn with games, E-GEMS
researchers set up a research lab at
Science World in the summer of 1993.
More than 10,000 children were
observed while they played with various
video and computer games and many
were also interviewed.
The researchers found that girls
were particularly interested in playing
electronic games when it gave them a
chance to interact with others. Girls
also preferred games based on relationships.
"I think girls are interested in
electronic games but they just don't
have as many options," said Kori
Inkpen, a PhD student in computer
science who supervised the research.
"Most games are oriented toward the
male market and
are less appealing to girls."
E-GEMS research could help in the
design of educational games that would
be attractive to girls as well as boys,
she added.
"We think it is important that
both girls and boys feel comfortable
with Computers because they are so
much a part of our society," Inkpen
Another E-GEMS study looked at
commonly held views about boys and
electronic games. Many believe that
such games encourage boys to become
solitary, aggressive, even violent. It is
also feared that boys can become
"addicted" to the games and neglect
other areas of their lives.
"Some of that is out there, but what
we saw contradicts much of what
people believe," Inkpen said.
Researchers found that while violent
games are popular, many boys prefer
games that are mentally challenging
instead. Some of the appeal of violent
games may lie in their fast action
rather than their violence, Inkpen said.
Researchers also noted little connection between antisocial behaviour and
electronic games playing. Boys told
them they rarely prefer to play alone.
Boys interviewed also had a wide range
of other interests.
Encouraged by these findings, E-
GEMS members are developing a set of
prototype games such as Monkey Math
to see if they can successfully incorporate math concepts such as negative
numbers and fractions into a fun and
challenging game.
One of the students who was helping
to design prototypes is
Steve Leroux, an avid
* '*** game player who
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Gavin Wilson photo
Kori Inkpen, a PhD student in computer science, supervised a research lab that observed and interviewed
thousands of children while they played video and computer games.
"I think girls are interested in electronic games but they
just don't have as many options. Most games are oriented
toward the male market and are less appealing to girls."
- Kori Inkpen
He knew that the E-GEMS prototypes can't compete with the pyrotechnics of commercial games, but he was
excited about breaking new ground in
the development of educational software.
"In most educational games, the
learning component is not incorporated
into the game, it's an add-on," he said.
"We want to make it an integral part of
the game."
Ann Anderson, an E-GEMS member
and assistant professor in the Dept. of
Mathematics and Science Education,
said the game prototypes must have a
lasting appeal for both boys and girls
and an educational value that satisfies
"Whatever we produce, we want it to
be used and used well. We can't ignore
any of the stakeholders," Anderson
As part of that effort to ensure the
games are well-used, one ofthe most
important participants in E-GEMS is
its corporate partner. Electronic Arts, a
leading games manufacturer based in
San Mateo, Ca.
The partnership with Electronic Arts
is a true collaboration, with both sides
learning from the other, said Rena
Upitis, an associate professor in the
Faculty of Education at Queen's
University who is part of the E-GEMS
Electronic Arts can help E-GEMS
increase the entertainment level of
educational games, while the academics are critiquing games under development by the company, checking for
educational content and how males
and females are portrayed.
The first of these, a multimedia math
game called Counting on Frank, has now
been released.
Such a collaboration between
academics and a games manufacturer
is "a rare thing," said Upitis, who
became involved in E-GEMS while on
sabbatical last year in UBC's Dept. of
Mathematics and Science Education.
E-GEMS is also working with
teachers in three schools in Vancouver
and one in Kingston, Ont., providing
classrooms in Grades 2 to 8 with
computers with CD-ROMs and various
This will help researchers get
teachers' perspectives and see what
works in the classroom when a wide
range of software is available, Upitis
"I want to see what students naturally gravitate to and why," she said.
Despite the obvious allure to students, both parents and teachers
harbour deep suspicions about introducing electronic games to classrooms.
Even some of the E-GEMS researchers are "not sold" on the idea, Anderson
said, although they believe it is a
potentially fruitful avenue to explore.
"I'd like to take math, which children
often say they don't like, and find every
and any way we can make it meaningful and attractive to them " Anderson
"We're not trying to replace teachers
with a computer. Research shows there
is a need for human interaction if real
learning is to occur."
But if electronic games are shown to
be a positive force in attracting students to math and science, E-GEMS
will be at the forefront of efforts to
introduce them into North American


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