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 THE  UNIVERSITY  OF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA
UBCREPORTS
Volume 39, Number 8
April 22, 1993
Judgment Day
Students put pen to paper during a Biology 201 exam in Osborne Centre.
The Registrar's Office scheduled exams for about 1,150 courses this month,
while some faculties, such as Law and Medicine, scheduled their own.
South Africa tour a first
by Abe Hefter
Stqfjf writer
Women's field hockey coach Gail
Wilson is about to embark on a 14,000
kilometre journey that will conclude,
for her, with one final trip to the sidelines.
With 16 years and five national
championships behind
her, Wilson will leave
coaching after she takes
the UBC women's team on
a ground-breaking tour of
South Africa for 10 games
against university
competition.
Last October, the
International Field Hockey
Association renewed its
ties with the South African
Field Hockey Association,
enabling Wilson to pursue
an opportunity to compete
in a country "which has
almost been forgotten" on
the international sporting scene.
"Ours will be the first field hockey
club to tour South Africa since the ban
on competition was lifted," said Wilson.
"This continuing exposure to
international  competition not  only
Wilson
enriches our athletic program, but
enables our students to experience
different cultures and customs."
With Wilson at the helm, the
Thunderbirds toured England,
Scotland and Wales in 1981, and parts
of Czechoslovakia, East and West
Germany, France, Austria, Belgium
and Holland in 1985 and
1989.
Wilson feels, based on
their record over the
years, the T-Birds will
provide their South
African hosts with the
best possible university
competition from
Canada. However, she
admits she doesn't know
what to expect from the
opposition.
"I   am   hoping   the
South African
universities  will   field
competitive teams, but I
really don't know how we rank from an
athletic point of view," said Wilson.
"Hopefully, their level of play will be
on a par with ours."
In addition to game competition,
See HOCKEY, Page 2
Faculty awarded top
UBC research prizes
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
UBC's top faculty awards for 1993
have been awarded to a condensed matter
physicist, an economist who analyses oil
and gas lease auctions and a biochemist
who has made discoveries about the
metabolism of animals and people who
live in oxygen-deprived conditions.
The winners are: Kenneth Hendricks,
Dept. of Economics, Alumni Prize in the
Social Sciences; Peter Hochachka, Dept.
of Zoology, Jacob Biely Research Prize;
and Robert Kiefl, Dept. of Physics, Charles
A. McDowell Award for Excellence in
Research.
Hendricks won the $ 1,000 Alumni Prize
for his recent work applying modern game
theory to issues of industrial organization.
More specifically, he has developed and
tested game theoretic models of bidding
and drilling behaviour of oil and gas firms
on exploration leases. His work has made
a substantial impact on the profession.
Most recently. Hendricks has been
analysing the economics of the hub and
spoke configuration of airlines.
Hochachka, winner of the $ 1,500 Biely
Prize, is recognized internationally as one
ofthe pioneers in the study of comparative
physiology and biochemistry.
His research explores the biochemical
mechanisms that enable animals to live
in environments where oxygen is in short
supply. It has helped explain how people
and animals maximize the usable energy
obtained from the limited amount of
oxygen available at high altitudes.
Hochachka's work with high-altitude
dwellers such as the Quechuas of the
Andes and the Sherpas ofthe Himalayas
offers insights into the limits and
mechanisms of human adaptability.
The Biely prize is named for Jacob
Biely, an internationally known poultry
scientist who was associated with UBC
for 50 years.
McDowell-winner Kiefl has established
an international reputation in a relat ively
short career with research that has made
a significant impact in condensed matter
physics using muons. a type of subatomic particle.
He is a member of a group of
researchers at TRIUMF conducting muon
spin rotation experiments on high
temperature superconductors and
semiconductors.
An associate ofthe Canadian Institute
for Advanced Research's
superconductivity program, Kiefl is known
as a creative and insightful researcher.
The McDowell award was established
by University Professor Charles McDowell,
former head of UBC's Dept. of Chemistry.
It is presented to a young researcher who
has demonstrated excellence in the pure
or applied sciences.
The awards were presented April 5 at
a ceremony hosted by President David
Strangway.
Fraser study gets $2.4 m
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
The lower Fraser Basin — from Hope to
the river's mou t h near Vancouver — is an
ecosystem under tremendous pressure
from pollution, urban sprawl and a host
of other problems.
How the region can maintain an
ecologically-sustainable future is the
question to be addressed by ajoint project
of UBC's Westwater Research Centre and
its Sustainable Development Research
Institute.
The project has received a three-year
grant of $2.4 million from theTri-Council
Secretariat of the three federal granting
councils, with support from the Green
Plan, which is a federal government
initiative to ameliorate environmental
problems.
Thirty-seven  UBC  faculty from the
natural, social, applied and medical
sciences will join forces to collaborate on
the project.
"Our approach to researching and
developing solutions to the extremely
complex problems of this ecosystem is
both ambitious and unique," said Mike
Healey, director ofthe Westwater Research
Centre.
"It's ambitious because the region is so
large and diverse and the problems so
pervasive and interconnected. It is unique
because we believe that the problems can
only be addressed by a mixture of
disciplines pooling their insights and
expertise."
The 500,000-hectare Lower Fraser
Basin is the fastest-growing urban area
in Canada. The increasing demands for
industrial and recreational use are in
conflict with more traditional land uses
See FRASER, Page 2
Inside
Green Thumb
3
Offbeat: UBC's Botanical Garden to host CBC-TVs Canadian Gardener
Active Age
3
Exercise has health benefits at any age, a research project shows
Reaching Out
7
Profile:  Louise Jilek-Aall returns to Africa to further her research
Tangled Web
8
Forum:  Dianne Newell looks at the state of Native fisheries 2 UBC Reports • April 22, 1993
Letters
Fiscal realities
nix financial aid
Editor:
I read with interest the
article on B.C. Research
Corporation which appeared in
the March 25 edition of your
newspaper.
There is no question that
the facilities and expertise
located at B.C. Research are a
unique and valuable
component of the science and
technology community in
British Columbia.  Rather, the
question earlier this year was
whether the government could,
or should, provide exceptional
funding assistance to a private
company experiencing
financial difficulties. The
British Columbia Research
Corporation has operated as a
private company since it was
formed in 1988.
As a private company, B.C.
Research is responsible for its
operations. An independent
review of the corporation found
that although the activities at
B.C. Research did generate
short-term economic impacts
in areas such as job creation
and research investment,
severe management and
financial problems existed.
Given the current fiscal
realities facing the province,
and considering the magnitude
and complexities of the
problems at B.C. Research, the
government decided not to
provide the financial
assistance requested by this
private company.
I want to make it clear that,
given the uncertainty over the
financial viability of B.C.
Research, government has
suspended any decisions
regarding other ongoing
funding for B.C. Research,
either for services purchased
directly, or other specific
research activities.  Financial
support of $125,000 was made
available on March 22 to allow
a key group of B.C. Research
employees, identified by the
trustee as being critical to the
future viability of the company,
to complete a number of
projects in progress. This
support was intended to
provide time for development
of a new business plan and the
finding of suitable partners, if
needed, to ensure the
continuation of a vital B.C.
Research Corporation.
I appreciate that UBC has
performed valuable work with
B.C. Research in the past, and
had planned to continue in
several areas.  I hope that UBC
will be able to co-operate with
the trustee, and help to keep
the options open by proceeding
with signed contracts wherever
possible.
Finally, I would like to take
this opportunity to correct
some of the errors of fact
presented in your article. The
proposed $1-million loan
guarantee was just one
component of the financial
assistance package requested
by B.C. Research. The total
amount requested was $5.7
million over two years, which
was considered to be a
minimum. There was
insufficient information
available to make an exact
determination of costs.  Also,
the research and service
funding provided to B.C.
Research from various
provincial ministries
approaches $2.5 million
annually, not $1.5 million as
reported in your article.
I have met with the
employees at B.C. Research
and am impressed with their
strong commitment to their
work.  I am hopeful that the
benefits, services and research
activities previously associated
with B.C. Research will
continue.
Tom Perry
Minister of Advanced
Education,
Training and Technology
Fraser
Continued from Page 1
such as agriculture, forestry and
wildlife.
"The area exemplifies all the
major environmental tradeoffs required by modern urban,
industrial society." Healey
said.
The project will cover three
major areas: the river, the land
and urban areas. Research on
the river will include a look at
water quality, river habitat and
the fisheries. Land studies will
focus on agriculture and how
the use of fertilizers and
pesticides influences ecosystem
health.
Urban topics include
chemical pollutants released
into the air and water,
transportation, public health,
and the dependence of the city
on resources in the surrounding
hinterland — the city's
"ecological footprint."
The project will also have a
strong graduate student training
focus and will offer support for a
number of interdisciplinary
graduate students.
"This is an opportunity to
train a new generation of
students with a clear
understanding of an integrated
approach to resource
management and human
ecosystem problems," Healey
said.
Hockey
Continued from Page 1
the Thunderbirds will conduct
coaching and developmental
training sessions at several of
the universities.
The Thunderbirds will arrive
in Cape Town May 8. From
there, they will cover 6,000
kilometres on a trip that will
take them up the Garden Route
along the Indian Ocean to
Grahamstown and inland
through the Orange Free State
into Pretoria and Johannesburg.
They will wrap up their trip with
a three-day stay at Kruger
National Park.
Ground transportation and
air travel represented the club's
biggest expense.
"The team members worked
hard at raising $10,000
primarily through chocolate bar
sales and car washes. In
addition, each player is chipping
in $1,000 towards the cost of
the trip, with the Athletics Dept.
and the President's Office
contributing to overall expenses
as well."
The students are being billeted
at universities and various
private residences throughout
the trip, courtesy of their South
African hosts.
"Being able to experience both
university and home life will
certainly enhance the cultural
perspective of our trip," said
Wilson.
The T-Birds hope to have some
special UBC fans in the stands
during the games. Invitations
have been extended to about 50
UBC alumni living in South
Africa, along with a schedule of
matches.
The team will return home
May 27. but not before Wilson
takes to the field for the final
time as coach for a game on May
23. At one point, she considered
remaining on the job for another
shot at a Canadian title in light
of the team's disappointing
fourth-place finish at this year's
national championships.
However, she knew that would
be the wrong reason to keep
coaching.
"Going out a winner certainly
would have made this decision a
lot easier to take. However,
staying on for that reason
wouldn't have been fair to myself
or the program."
Wilson will now concentrate
on her duties as a senior
instructor in the School of
Human      Kinetics. Her
replacement is expected to be
named in June.
AID FOR THE DYING:
Where do our responsibilities begin and end?
An evening with
Sister Nuala Kenny, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Dalhousie University
Tuesday, May 4
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Judge White Theatre
Robson Square Conference Centre
Free Admission — All Welcome
For information call: 822-3028
Sponsored by the UBC Division of Biomedical
Ethics ana The College of Physicians and
Surgeons, B.C.
The University of British Columbia
friends of Chamber Music presents the
Beaux Arts Trio
performing:   Beethoven, Piano Trio, Opus 70/1 "Ghost";
Ravel, Piano Trio; <fej
Brahms, Piano Trio, Opus 8.
Tuesday, April 27, 1993, 8:00 PM.
at the Vancouver Playhouse.
Tickets: $22 (students $11)
from the Vancouver Ticket Centre (280-4444) or at the door.
Programme subject to change.
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December, June, July and August) for the entire
university community by the UBC Community
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Editor: Paula Martin
Production: Stephen Forgacs
Contributors: Ron Burke, Connie Filletti, Abe Hefter,
Charles Ker, Gavin Wilson
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university policy.
Material may be reprinted in whole or in part with
appropriate credit to UBC Reports. UBC Reports ■ April 22,1993 3
Forum looks at impact
. of genetic engineering
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
The chimera, or sphinx, is a mythical
creature that for thousands of years has
symbolized the impossible union of
different beings. It was thought that only
the gods could create such a beast.
Now, revolutionary DNA technologies have
made the chimera—a term used in genetics
research to describe the union of different
pieces of genetic material — a reality.
Scientists have spliced genes from
fireflies into tobacco plants, so that they
glow in the dark. Genetic material of
sheep and goats have been combined to
create a new animal with a shaggy coat
and horns.
Beyond these early experiments is a
realm of endless possibility that promises,
among many other things, medical
breakthroughs in the prevention and
treatment of disease and congenital ailments.
'The potential is limitless," said Botany
Prof. Tony Griffiths. "Genetic research is
going to have an enormous impact on
every aspect of our lives."
Griffiths is the organizer of a free
educational event for the general public
which will explain the new technologies
and address the complex moral and ethical
issues they raise. Called Genetics in
Your Future, the May 1 event is the latest
in an annual public outreach series
organized by the Dept. of Botany.
UBC genetics researchers, including
David Suzuki, will look into the future and
predict the impact of genetics on human
society, how genetic advances will affect
people's everyday lives and the moral
issues we will have to come to grips with.
"Many things we use day to day, from
the clothes we wear, to the food we eat
and the drugs we take, are the products
of genetic manipulation. People do not
appreciate the debt we owe to it already,"
Griffiths said.
The forum will also address
philosophical questions, such as how
genetic research will affect our world
view. Griffiths said we now know that we
are genetically linked to every living
organism on the planet, whether it is
animal, plant or fungi.
As well as Suzuki, other speakers are:
Zoology Associate Prof. Hugh Brock, Botany
Assistant Prof. Carl Douglas, Assistant Prof.
Brett Finlay of the Biotechnology
Laboratory, Prof. Jan Friedman, head of
Medical Genetics, Medical Genetics
Associate Prof. Barbara McGillivray,
Adjunct Botany Prof. Helene Sanfacon
and Microbiology Prof. Tony Warren.
Genetics in Your Future will be held in
the Woodward Instructional Resource
Centre, Auditorium #2, on Saturday, May
1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free of
charge. For more in formation or to reserve
a seat, call the Dept. of Botany at 822-
2133. or fax 822-6089.
Offbeat
by Gavin Wilson
I   he Canadian Gardener is turning over a new leaf.
-*-      The popular CBC-TV program will now be filmed at UBC's Botanical
Garden. The move coincides with a new format for the program, which
will now be hosted solely by David Tarrant, the garden's education coordinator. Former co-host Bob Switzer is
leaving the show.
The Canadian Gardener will become
more educational, but will still feature
David's sense of humour," says Bruce
Macdonald. garden director.
For the past eight years, the Canadian
Gardener has been shot on the roof of the
CBC's Hamilton St. building. But
increasing noise and the construction of
the new city library across the street has
forced a move.
Filming on the new series will begin May
7, making UBC's Botanical Garden the first
in North America to host a national
television show.
Adding to the university's profile will be
regular guest spots by Botanical Garden
staff and researchers from the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences.
"Every week, UBC will be seen right
across Canada. It's very exciting," Macdonald says. "It should encourage
more visitors to the university and the Botanical Garden."
The show is also popular in Washington, Oregon and other border states.
Letters pour in from across Canada, the U.S. and beyond, including South
America.
If the new format merits a name change for the Canadian Gardener, we
have a few suggestions. How about Leaf it to Beaver, Carnation Street or
Seed Trek: the Next Propagation?
• • • •
U.S. President Bill Clinton isn't the only world leader sporting a UBC
sweatshirt these days.
Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel has been spotted several
times on television and in the press wearing UBC shirts given to him by
Marketa Goetz-Stankiewicz, professor emerita in the Dept. of Germanic
Studies.
"I've always sent him t-shirts and sweatshirts, ever since he was a
dissident," she said. "He loves to wear them."
Goetz-Stankiewicz's contact with Havel goes back many years, including the
dark days when he was imprisoned for his opposition to the Communist regime.
She is the author and editor of several books and many articles on the
dissident theatre scene in the former Czechoslovakia, of which Havel, a
playwright, was a major figure.
The title of her latest book. Goodbye Samizdat: 20 years of Czech
Underground Writing, is taken from an article Havel wrote after the fall of
Communism.
"He has a great insight into how people use language and how language
manipulates people. He is a very funny writer, too," she said.
Tarrant
Gavin Wilson photo
A Taste of Science
Science Dean Barry McBride discusses a science project with Meghan
Gardiner, a Grade 8 student at Point Grey Mini School. She was one of about
250 Grade 6 to 12 students who took part in the Greater Vancouver Regional
Science Fair, held recently in the SUB ballroom.
Female seniors tested
Elderly can boost fitness
with exercise, study says
by Abe Hefter
Stq/J writer
Ted Rhodes wishes all his subjects
had this much drive and enthusiasm.
Rhodes, the director of the Buchanan
Exercise Science Laboratory at the Aquatic
Centre, made the comment while watching
a group of women go through preliminary
testing before they embarked on a 12-
week strength-enhancement program.
What makes this group of 25 women
unique?
They are between the ages of 65 and 75
and are taking part in a research project
on exercise and the elderly being
conducted by Rhodes, Dr. Jack Taunton
of the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine
Centre, Alan Martin of the School of
Human Kinetics and Dr. Martha Donnelly
of Vancouver General Hospital.
"There has been very little research
done with this age group," said Rhodes.
"I wanted to find out if elderly women
— most of whom in this project were
totally inactive going into the study — can
improve their level of physical fitness at
their age. The answer would appear to
be, yes.
"Early results would indicate that you
can be active throughout your life with
tangible health benefits to be had."
In the first stage of the study, Rhodes
and his team set out to determine what
effects, if any, aerobic exercise would
have on cardio-respiratory efficiency.
Seventy-five elderly women were
recruited. Twenty-five performed one-
hour aerobic exercises on land, three
times     a    week.
Twenty-five did
similar aerobic
workouts in the water
and the rest acted as
a control group.
"On the average,
the women who
took part in the
exercise programs
showed a 12 to 15
per cent increase in
their aerobic
capacity," said
Rhodes.
The second
phase, which is now
underway, features     	
a training program
that emphasizes strength enhancement.
The 25 women, with another 25 acting as
a control group, have begun a 12-week
program, three times a week, that consists
of light weights and progressive resistance.
Abe Hefter photo
UBC graduate student Joanne Wall
(left) measures Barbara McGillivary's
skinfold thickness prior to embarking
on a UBC strength-enhancement
program.
During this phase, and once it has
concluded, the women will be measured
for girth, skinfold thickness and bone
density as part of
"I wanted to find out if
elderly women — most of
whom in this project were
totally inactive going into
the study — can improve
their level of physical
fitness at their age.  The
answer would appear to be,
yes."
- Ted Rhodes
the testing
procedure.
"After the three
months are up in
June, we hope the
women will
continue to remain
active, more so on
their own, if at all
possible,"
explained Rhodes.
"It will take a
year before any
changes in bone
density can be
determined."
  Judging   from
the keen
enthusiasm exhibited by his subjects,
Rhodes figures he'll have little trouble
finding willing longer-term participants.
"They have been excellent subjects,"
he said. 4 UBC Reports  April 22,1993
Calendar
April 25 through May 8
Seminars
Monday, April 26
Biochemistry /Molecular
Biology Seminar
New Insights About Drosophila
Topoisermase II: Tracking
Function From The Test Tube To
The Embryo. Donna Arndt-Jovin.
Max Planck Institute for
Biophysical Chemistry, Germany.
IRC #4 at 3:45pm. Refreshments
at 3:30pm.  Call 822-5925.
Tuesday, April 27
Pharmacology /Therapeutics
The Neuron As A Delay Unit:
Signal Delays And Propagation
Velocities In Axons And
Dendrites. Dr. Idan Segev,
Neurobiology, U. of Jerusalem.
University Hospital G279 from
12-lpm.   Call 822-6980.
Botany Seminar
Stress Induced Expression Of
4-Coumarate Coenzyme-A Ligase
(4CL). Mary Ellard, PhD
candidate, Botany. BioSciences
2000 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
822-2133.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
University-Industry Interaction
And Protection Of Intellectual
Property. Ms. Natalie MacDougall/
Ms Helen Becker, Industry Liaison
Office. Cunningham 160 at
1:30pm.   Call 822-4645.
Wednesday, April 28
Anatomy Seminar
Identification And Functional
Analysis Of A Laminin-Like Protein
In Starfish Extracellular Matrix.
Corinne Reimer, grad student.
Anatomy. Friedman 37 from
12:30-l:30pm.  Call 822-9071.
Thursday, April 29
Media Services Satellite
Electronic Still Photography '93.
Part 3 of 4. The Electronic
Darkroom And You. Rochester
Institute ofTechnology. University
Services Telecentre from 10am-
12pm. Advance registration fee.
Call 822-5036.
Friday, April 30
Media Services Satellite
Apple  Education  TV  Series.
9:30am: Future Technologies
(1993). 10:30am: Today's
Innovators - Tommorrow's
Technologies (1993). Telecentre.
Call 822-5036.
Tuesday, May 4
Biotechnology Seminar
Towards A Transgenic Mouse
Model For Prostate Cancer. Dr.
Norman   M.   Greenberg,   Cell
Biology/Urology, Baylor College of
Medicine, Houston, Texas. IRC #3
at 3:30pm. Refreshments. Call
Dr. Matusik at 877-6015.
Wednesday, May 5
Microbiology Seminar
Fat And Phosphorylation -
Studies With An Unfashionable
Tissue. Dr. Roger Brownsey,
Biochemistry. Wesbrook 201 from
12:30-1:30pm.   Call 822-3308.
Saturday, May 8
Psychology Seminar
Light My Fire. Ellen Kreidman,
author of Light His Fire/Light
Her Fire. SUB Auditorium from
10am-4pm. Fee $80.25,
student/group rate available.
Call Angele at 224-0858.
Lectures
Friday, April 30
Obstetrics/Gynaecology
Grand Rounds
Ethics In Clinical Research -
Lessons To Be Learned From The
New Zealand Cancer OfThe Cervix
Study. Dr. Betty Flagler, U. of
Calgary. University Hospital
Shaughnessy Site D308 at Sam.
Call 875-4261.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Birth Environment And
Outcome. Dr. M. Klein, medical
director.  Paediatric  Partnership
Program. G.F. Strong Auditorium
at 9am.   Call 875-2118.
Health Care/Epidemiology
Grand Rounds
Predictive Testing For
Huntingdon's Disease
Psychological Consequences. Ms.
Sandi Wiggins, Research
Association, Health Care/
Epidemiology. James Mather 253
from 9-10am.   Call 822-2772.
Friday, May 7
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Genotype/Phenotype Analysis
In Hurler Syndrome: A Model
For The Evaluation Of Therapy
Of Metabolic Disorders. Dr. Lome
Clark, Biochemical Diseases.
G.F. Strong Auditorium at 9am.
Call 875-2118.
Health Care/Epidemiology
Grand Rounds
Hip Fracture Incidence And
Trends In Canada. Dr. Alan
Martin, associate professor,
Physical Education. James
Mather 253 from 9-10am. Call
822-2772.
Notices
Campus Tours
School and College Liaison
Office Friday morning tours for
prospective UBC students.
Reserve one week in advance.
Call 822-4319.
UBC Speakers Bureau
Would your group like to know
more about topics ranging from
dolphins to computers of the
future? Choose from more than
400 topics. Call 822-6167 (24
hr. ans. machine).
Professional Development
For Language Teachers
Continuing Studies' English
Language Institute offers
practical workshops for teachers
in: Intercultural Learning,
Pronunciation, Field Trips,
Reading Comprehension,
Writing/Classroom
Management. Courses begin in
July.  Call 222-5208.
ESL Evening Classes
Conversation Skills; Basic
Writing/Grammar; Listening
Skills; Advanced Discussion;
Fluency/Pronunciation;
Advanced Composition;
Academic Writing Workshops:
TOEFL Preparation. Beginning
April 26/27, twice a week, 7-
9pm.  Call 222-5208.
Downtown Evening Course
Non-native speakers of English
develop and refine your business
communication and writing
skills. Starting April 26,
Mondays/Wednesdays 4:45-
6:45pm.  Call 222-5208.
Introduction To
Microcomputers/Word
Processing
Non-native speakers of English
with no prior experience with
personal computers become
familiar with the computer,
technical vocabulary and
WordPerfect 5.1. Beginning May
4from7-9:30pm. Call 222-5208.
Reachout Program
Student volunteers write
letters to students intending to
attend UBC, explaining life at
UBC and in Canada, to ease the
apprehension of international
students. For information go to
International House or call 822-
5021.
Women Students' Office
Assertiveness training group
will be offered in May. Advocacy/
personal counselling services also
available.   Call 822-2415.
Fine Arts Gallery
Tues.-Fri. from 10am-5pm.
Saturdays     12-5pm. Free
admission. Main Library. Call
822-2759.
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
Margaretha Hoek at 822-6353.
Statistical Consulting/
Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the
Department of Statistics to provide
statistical advice to faculty/
graduate students working on
research    problems. Free
consulting for graduate students
with supervisor's approval
available this semester. Call 822-
4037 ore-mail scarl @ stat.ubc.ca.
Surplus Equipment
Recycling Facility (SERF)
Disposal of all surplus items.
Every Wednesday, 12-5pm. Task
Force Bldg., 2352 Health Sciences
Mall. Call Vince at 822-2582/
Rich at 822-2813.
Institute Of Pacific Relations
Research
A review of Canadian
participation in the Institute of
Pacific Relations (IPR, 1925-61) is
being prepared at the Institute of
International Relations. Anyone
with information on the IPR please
call Lawrence Woods at 822-6875.
Clinical Research Support
Group
Faculty of Medicine data
analysts supporting clinical
research. To     arrange     a
consultation,   call  Laura  Slaney
822-4530.
Bone Building Study
Seeking 10-11 year old girls for
study on changes in bone during
growth. Participation includes
monitoring ofbone density, nutrition
and growth. Call 822-6766.
Stress Study
Seeking management/
professional staff who feel they
cope with stress quite well or not
well at all for participation in a
two-hour group interview. Call
Bonita Long at 822-4756/Sharon
Kahn 822-5454.
Late Afternoon Curling
Space available at Thunderbird
Winter Sports Centre from 5-
7:15pm. Beginners     and
experienced curlers welcome. Call
Alex at 738-7698 or Paul (eves.) at
224-0835.
Dermatology Studies
Nail Fungus Infection
Volunteers 18-70 years
required to attend 11 visits over 48
weeks. Infection must be in the
right or left large toenail.
Honorarium.   Call 875-5296.
Genital Warts
Volunteers 18 years or older
required to attend a maximum of
17 visits over a 7 month period.
Honorarium.  Call 875-5296.
Severe Psoriasis
Male volunteers 18-70 years
required to attend 8 visits over a
20 week period.  Call 875-5296.
Child Studies Research
Is your baby between 2 and 22
months? Join UBC's Child Studies
Research Team for lots of fun. Call
Dr. Baldwin at 822-8231.
Menstrual Cycle Study
Seeking healthy women
volunteers ages 18-40 who have
not had menstrual flow for 3
months or longer to participate in
a 2 month study, to assess the
effectiveness of a progesterone-like
medication in stimulating
menstrual flow.   Call 875-4566.
Behaviour Study
Do you check or clean too
much? Psychology is looking for
people who repeatedly check (e.g.
locks, stoves) or clean excessively
to participate in a study. Call 822-
7154/9028.
High Blood Pressure Clinic
Adult volunteers needed to
participate in drug treatment
studies. Call Dr. J. Wright in
Medicine at 822-7134 or RN
Marion Barker at 822-7192.
Drug Research Study
Male and female volunteers
required for Genital Herpes
Treatment Study. Sponsoring
physician: Dr. Stephen Sacks,
Medicine/Infectious Diseases. Call
822-7565.
Sexual Response Study
Psychology department
requires sexually functional/
dysfunctional women to
participate in research on sexual
arousal. Honorarium. Call 822-
2998 Monday-Thursday from 4-
6pm.
Child Study Centre
Taking registrations now for
afternoon kindergarten classes
beginning in September. Child
Study Centre. 4 afternoons/
week, Monday-Thursday, 2
teachers/class.   Call 822-2311.
Introductory Main Garden
Tours
Every Wednesday/Saturday
from March 24 to September 25
at lpm at the entrance to
Botanical Garden. Admission
cost includes tour. Call 822-
4208.
Miscellany
Thursday, April 29
Training Workshop
Performance Review. Nancy
Nowlan. Angus 109 from 9am-
12pm. $25 fee. Refreshments.
Call 822-9644.
Saturday, May 1
Public Forum
Genetics In Your Future. Tony
Griffiths, Botany: David Suzuki,
Zoology. IRC #2 from 10am-4pm.
Call 822-2133.
Calligraphy/Noh/Pottery
Exhibition
Beauty Of Japan.     Kataoka
Shiko, calligrapher; Umewaka
Makio, noh player; Toide
Katsuhiko, potter. Asian Centre
Auditorium from 10am-5pmdaily
through to May 8. Call 224-
2587.
Friday, May 7
Social Work Symposium/
Research Day
Democratization Of Research.
Opening Speech Dr. Lawrence
Green, director. Institute of
Health Promotion Research.
School of Social Work from
8:30am-4:30pm. Call 822-5035.
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CALENDAR DEADLINES
Material for the Calendar must be submitted on
forms available from the UBC Community Relations
Office, 207-6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T
1Z2. Phone: 822-3131. Fax: 822-2684. Notices exceeding
35 words may be edited.
Deadline for the May 6 issue of UBC Reports — which
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Development Office Telephone
6253 NW Marine Drive 604 822.8900
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Opportunity
The UBC Campaign News
May 1993
College in the Green
Sir Cecil Green (inset) will dedicate a cornerstone commemorating the construction of Green College, May 19. One hundred graduate students and
senior scholars from many academic disciplines will live and work together in western Canada's first graduate college.
Campaign gears up for finale
The World of Opportunity
Campaign's grand finale celehration
will take place November 22nd,
UBC President David Strangway
announced.
"With the government's
reconfirmation of our matching
program, we can now complete the
Campaign in November,"
Strangway said.  "While we've
come a long way, we still have work
to do in B.C., across Canada, and in
the Asia Pacific.  We have $230
million in place, and $23 million to
go-"
Momentum for the Campaign, now in its fifth year, has
remained extraordinarily constant.
Last May 30th, Campaign Chair
Bob Wyman reported to donors who
attended UBC's Supporting Scholarship dinner in the War Memorial
Gym, that $130 million in private
sector contributions had been
raised.  As of March 15th, the
total of contributions from the
private sector is $145 million.
"Our fund raising committees in Vancouver, Toronto,
Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei,
Tokyo and Singapore are very
dedicated to completing their
projects," said Strangway.
Ofthe 150 World of
Opportunity Campaign projects,
20 projects still require funding.
They include a new Library
Centre (total goal $24 million -
$7.8 million to be funded); an Art
Gallery endowment; Centres for
South and South-East Asia; and
Chairs such as the Chair in the
Ocean Environment and its
Living Resources (total goal $1
million - $75,000 to be funded).
Projects which recently
have been funded include the
Disability Resource Centre, a
building for the Institute of Asian
Research, a Centre for Korean
Research, and a Heart and Stroke
Foundation Chair in Cardiology.
The Vancouver Campaign
finale celebration will be the
culmination of events to thank
donors, which will take place
during October in Toronto, Hong
Kong, Taipei and Singapore.
Already, events have been held
in Tokyo and Seoul.
After consultation with
members of the Campaign
Leadership Committee and
Advisory Council, it was decided
that the theme of the finale
celebrations, UBC: Mind-Full of
Your Future, would be used to
demonstrate how the projects
initiated through the Campaign
will benefit the people of British
Columbia and Canada, and create
new opportunities for research
and education world-wide.
Inside...
• Institute of Asian Research attracts major
donations
• More people are planning
their gifts
• Trailblazing chair in
Women and the Law
established Page 2
The UBC Campaign News
IAR substantially funded
The $21-million Institute of Asian
Research, which only three years ago was in
the  conceptual stage, is now substantially
funded thanks to several recent donations.
In December, Mr. C.K. Choi and family
announced a $2.5 million contribution toward
construction of the building for the Institute,
which will house Centres of Chinese Research,
Japanese Research, Korean Research, South
Asian Research and Southeast Asian Research.
Matsuzaki Wright Architects Inc. has been
selected to design the building, which will be
located in the area around the Asian Centre and
Nitobe Garden, in a forest-garden setting.   The
building will be named in the Choi's honour.
"The Choi family has provided support
to a wide range of activities at UBC," said
Chancellor Leslie Peterson at a cheque presentation ceremony. "In addition to this remarkable gift to the Institute of Asian Research, Mr.
Choi and his family have provided scholarships to assist students in the areas of Business
Administration, Buddhist Studies, Engineering, Secondary Education, Medicine, Dentistry
and first-year Graduate Studies."
Funding for the Centre for Korean
Research is now complete, thanks to two-
$250,000 gifts from the Korea Electric Power
Corporation and its corporate associates, and
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited.   In addition, the Korea Foundation, the Sammi Group,
Pohang Iron and Steel Company and its
consortium of affiliates, and the B.C. Society
for the Advancement of Korean Studies have
made major contributions to the Centre.
The Centre for
Japanese Research
was the first within
the Institute of Asian
Research to be
funded, as a result of
the energetic and
dedicated fund-raising
efforts of the Vancouver Japanese Businessmen's Association (Konwakai) and
associates in Japan.
The Vancouver
Konwakai and friends
have also raised $1
million for the
renovation of the
Nitobe Memorial
Garden, UBC's
classic Japanese
garden.
UBC hopes to
announce soon that
fund-raising for the Centre for Chinese Research is complete.  In December, the Vice
Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of
China, formerly Taiwan, visited the university
to announce a contribution of $500,000.   The
gift represents the first ever from the government of the Republic of China to a Canadian
university or public institution.   An anonymous
C.K. Choi and UBC President David Strangway
donor from Hong Kong has made a $1
million contribution to the Centre.   Paul Lin
is also a major contributor.
The position for the Director of the
Institute of Asian Research, held by Dr.
Mark Fruin, a world-renowned expert in
Asian Studies, was funded by the Hongkong
Bank of Canada.
Campaign News Briefs
Avery generous gift of $1.6 million
dollars from the Aghtai Family -
Kassem, Forough, Mehrdad and Mehran
Aghtai - has completed funding for the
Disability Resource Centre.
Spearheaded by Rick Hansen, the
Centre, the first of its kind in the world, will
work to ensure that all students, faculty, staff
and visitors will benefit from what UBC has to
offer.
The Centre will establish national
and international networks, featuring
research, advocacy, service, access,
information and employment for people
with disabilities.
Other major donors to the Disability
Resource Centre are the B.C. Lottery Fund,
the Vancouver Foundation, Ford Motor
Company of Canada Limited and Imperial Oil
Limited.
The contributions made by the men and
women of Canada's armed forces didn't
end with the great world wars.
Although best known for conducting
Remembrance Day services every November
11th, members of the Royal Canadian Legion
are active throughout the year, raising funds to
provide bursaries and scholarships to students
from secondary school to university level.
At UBC, the Royal Canadian Legion
has fully endowed a Chair in Family Practice, which it continues to support from a
special trust fund.  Donations to the chair,
since it was established in 1978, currently
total $760,000.
Royal Canadian Legion
Major Donors to the
World of Opportunity
Campaign
As of March 15,1993
The University of British Columbia is pleased to
recognize the following donors to the World of
Opportunity Campaign.
Recognition is also gratefully extended to the
Government of British Columbia, which has
expressed its commitment to higher education by
matching gifts to the Campaign, and to the
Vancouver Foundation for matching gifts to the
President's Fund Opportunity Endowment.
The full value ol the donor gifts, plus matching
contributions, are gratefully acknowledged below.
$10,000,000 or more
including matching funds
Chan Foundation of Canada
Cecil H.Green
Students of The University of British Columbia
Peter Wall
$2,000,000 to $9,999,999
Anonymous
RHW Foundation
International Development Resource Centre (IDRC)
Anonymous
Robert C. Rodgers
The Commemorative Association for the Japan
including matching funds
St. Paul's Hospital Foundation
World Exposition (1970)
CN. Woodward
Korea Electric Power Corporation
Alcan
$1,000,000 to $1,999,999
Anonymous
Simon K.Y. Lee
B.C. Lottery Fund
Anonymous
The Law Foundation of British Columbia
Jack Bell
including matching funds
Multiculturalism and Citizenship Canada
The Morris and Helen Belkin Foundation
$500,000 to $999,999
Pohang Iron & Steel Co. and Corporate Associates
William E. and June Bellman
The Aghtai Family • Kassem, Forough, Mehrdad,
RBC Dominion Securities Pemberton
Estate of Hugh M. Brock
Mehran
including matching funds
Ritsumeikan University
BCTel
Alias Research Inc.
Royal Bank of Canada
C.K. Choi and Family (Eason Enterprises Ltd.)
The Arthritis Society
Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.
Sammi Group and Friends
Canaccord Capital Corp. and Peter M. Brawn
BC Hydra & Power Authority
British Columbia Schizophrenia Society
Shell Canada Limited
Fletcher Challenge Canada Limited
John Bell
British Columbia Lung Association
Stelco Inc.
Hongkong Bank of Canada
Canadian Pacific Limited
B.C. Society for the Advancement of Korean Studies
Teck Corporation
IBM Canada Ltd.*
Cominco Ltd.
Bank of Montreal
Toronto Dominion Bank
Vancouver Japanese Businessmen's Association
Curragh Inc.
The Bank of Nova Scotia
TRIUMF
(Konwakai) and Friends
The Hamber Foundation
Estate of Winnifred E. Boyes
UBC Faculty and Staff Campaign (continuing)
Walter C. Koerner*
Rick Hansen Man in Motion Foundation
Canada Trust
James and Use Wallace
Estate of Gladys E. Laird
Estate of Elsie May Harvey
CIBC
Weldwood of Canada Ltd.
The Honourable David C. and Dorothy Lam
Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd.*
Canfor Corporation
Westcoast Energy Inc.
MacMillan Bloedel Limited
Imperial Oil Ltd.
Joan Carlisle-Irving
Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd.
The Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia
Asa Johal
Cathay Pacific Airways Limited
Anonymous
Department of the Secretary of State of Canada
Edgar F. Kaiser, Jr.
Chan Tat Chee Memorial Fund
The William L Sauder Family
Eugene W. King
Mrs. Arnold B. Cliff
Mrs. Gordon T. Southam
The Korea Foundation
Energy, Mines and Petroleum and the Ministry of the
$250,000 to $499,999
UBC Alumni Campaign (continuing)
Tong Louie and London Drugs
Environment
Vancouver Foundation
Maclean Hunter Limited
Finning Ltd.
including matching funds
Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia
J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
Estate of Walter H. Gage
W. Maurice Young
Brenda and David McLean
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of British Columbia
BC Gas Inc.
Anonymous
Placer Dome Inc.
and Yukon
Clark Bentall The UBC Campaign News
Page 3
Planned gifts return tax breaks
UBC is experiencing a dramatic-
increase in planned and deferred gifts —$6.2
million was raised in 1992, up from $2
million the previous year.
"The work we've done during the last
few years to educate people about the benefits
of planned giving is really paying off," said
Clark Warren, Manager of Planned Giving.
"People are now starting to understand not
only how important their contributions are to
UBC, but also the significant tax benefits
which can be realized by making donations
through the UBC Foundation."
When people think of planned giving
to the University, they usually think in terms
of deferred gifts, or bequests bestowed
through their wills and only realized after
their deaths.  However, by making contributions through annuities, insurance, property
and cash during their lifetime, donors can
receive tax receipts for 100 per cent of their
gifts, with a five-year carry-forward provision
which enables them to apply their gifts to any
tax year during the five years after they make
their contributions.
One of UBC's most enthusiastic
supporters, Jack Bell
and his son, John, gave
UBC $2 million this
year — $1.5 million in
preferred shares in their
company, Coast Cranberries and $500,000 in
cash.  Both Jack and
John Bell received a
charitable tax receipt for
$1 million dollars,
which they can use
against 100 per cent of
their personal income.
This gift and others from
Jack Bell have
benefitted such diverse
projects in the World of
Opportunity Campaign
as the First Nations
Longhouse (due to open May 25th), a new
School of Social Work, and a chair devoted to
the study of schizophrenia.
Florence Wilson is another of UBC's
benefactors.  She gave UBC an insured
annuity for $90,000, toward her specific
Donation makes music
Acclaimed British composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (pictured signing agreement) has been
commissioned to write a full-length concert piece in collaboration with UBC's School of Music. The
work, based on the Book of Job, will be for orchestra, chorus and soloists.
The project has been made possible through a contribution by David Lemon in support of the World
of Opportunity Campaign's Musical Instruments and Endowment Fund.
Witnessing the signing are (I to r) fund-raising staffer lan Clayton, School of Music Director Robert
Silverman, project advisor and donor David Lemon and Arts Faculty Dean Patricia Marchak.
Clark Warren and June Mellis help donors plan their gifts.
interest — prospective B.C. teachers studying
in the Faculty of Education.  During her
lifetime, she receives the income from the
annuity; the university will receive the
principal at the end of her lifetime.
Many people remember UBC in their
wills — but relatively few know that through
estate planning through the UBC Foundation,
estates can be used in the year of death with
a one-year tax carry back.   Re-directing a
major bequest from the Brock estate to the
UBC Foundation resulted in tax savings to
the estate of over $300,000.  Since UBC was
a beneficiary of one-half of the residue of
this estate, it received an extra $150,000,
which was directed toward education abroad
scholarships, to assist students from UBC
who wish tc study abroad.
The MacKay bequest of $1 million to
the department of Geology and Mining
Exploration at UBC is typical of the sometimes circuitous route by which UBC receives gifts.
Thomas MacKay staked a mining
claim in Northern B.C. in the 1930s and
worked it for many years without success.
By 1982, the year of his death, his claim was
still worthless.   However, his wife, Marguerite MacKay continued to develop the mine,
and eventually, Thomas MacKay's hard
work bore fruit.  Gold was discovered.
Mrs. MacKay died in 1991, but prior
to her death, she established a bequest to
UBC in honour of her late husband.  The
income from that bequest will create scholarships and bursaries to support mining students for generations to come.
Canadian National
Chevron Canada Limited
Chris Spencer Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Vicwood Chong Kee Ting
Ronald Laird and Ardelle Cliff
Dofasco Inc.
Mrs. Violet E. Eagles
The B.I. Ghert Family Foundation
John Grot Memorial Fund
Yoshihisa Imajo
Cy and Emerald Keyes Charitable Foundation
Kinsmen Club of Vancouver"
Michael M. Koerner*
Labatt 8reweries of British Columbia
Lily and Robert H. Lee
Merck Frosst Canada Inc.
The Noranda Foundation and Noranda Forest Inc.
Northern Telecom
Northwood Pulp & Timber Ltd.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Phillips Hager & North Ltd.
Royal Trust
Scott Paper Limited
Shoppers Drug Mart
Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada
Wavefront Canada Ltd.
Western Pulp Limited Partnership
West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. and Janet W. Ketcham
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$100,000 to $249,999
including matching funds
Mr. and Mrs. K. Alston
Andersen Consulting
BC Sugar
Canadian Pacific Forest Products
Central Capital Corporation
Chinese Canadian Dental Society of B.C.
Estate of J.V. Clyne
Diachem Industries Ltd.
Du Pont Canada Inc.
Ebco Industries Ltd.
Falconbridge Limited
Fisher Scientific Limited
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
Ancie and Arthur Fouks
General Motors of Canada Limited
Glenayre Electronics Ltd.
Gordon S. Harris
Hong Kong - Canada Business Assocation
ICI Canada Inc.
Inco Limited
Estate of Mona Lefth
Paul Lin
London Life Insurance Company
MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates
McLean Foundation
Manulife Financial
The Molson Companies Limited
The Molson Family Foundation
British Columbia Buildings Corporation
Monsanto Canada Inc.
Peter J. G. Bentley
Nesbitt Thomson Inc.
Dan and Arlene Birch
Pacific Press Limited
Joanne V. Brown
Petro-Canada
W. Thomas Brown
Estate of Lyle Harvey Potts
Bull Housser and Tupper
Pratt and Whitney Canada
Grant D. Burnyeat
Rayrock Yellowknife Resources Inc.
The Canada Life Assurance Company
Rio Algom Limited
Confederation Life Insurance Company
JC Scott Construction Ltd.
David R. Crombie
The Simons Foundation
Crown Life Insurance Company
Henry S. Skinner
Estate of Elizabeth Dickey
John McN. Sieburth and Louise Sieburth Anderson
Domtar Inc.
Eric Sonnor
Audrey and Bruce Gellatly
David and Alice Strangway
David F. Hardwick
George and Louise Tso
John Helliwell
UBC Employees Society 116
Taichi Kameyama
Valleydene Corporation Ltd.
Lafarge Canada Inc.
Senta Wong
P. Lawson Travel
W. Robert Wyman
Klaas de Leeuw
Xerox Canada Inc.
Anna S. McCann
Anonymous
Ministry of Environment, Lands & Parks
Anonymous
North American Life Assurance Co.
Pacific Open Heart Society
Princeton Mining Corp.
$50,000 to $99,999
Rogers Communications Inc.
Russell & DuMoulin
including matching funds
ScotiaMcLeod Inc.
K.D. Srivastava
Air Canada
William T. Stanbury
Apotex Inc.
Peter and Theresa Ufford and Family
UMA Group
Western Forest Products Limited
Anonymous
Anonymous
Other Gifts
More than 16,000 individuals, corporations and
other organizations have made contributions of
up to $50,000 to the World of Opportunity
Campaign. Many of these donors, who include
faculty, staff, alumni and friends, have been
making annual contributions to UBC. Their
donations comprise the mainstay of giving to the
university. Their cumulative giving to the
Campaign, including matching funds, totals more
than $17 million.
Generous support has also been received from the
community, including the UBC Campaign
Leadership Committee and Advisory Council, the
UBC Board of Governors, Campus Leadership,
Chancellor's Circle and the Wesbrook Society.
*Gift-in-kind, or partial gift-in-kind Page 4
The UBC Campaign News
"Trailblazing" chair established
Challenging gender bias and sexual
discrimination in the justice system is the
focus of a new academic chair in Women and
the Law. funded through the World of
Opportunity Campaign.
"Finally, women's rights are being
recognized as important human rights issues,"
said Lynn Smith, dean of UBC's Faculty of
Law.
"Academic work on the justice system's and the law's treatment of women has
been going on for decades, but is now
leading to some important social policy
changes."
Risa Levine, a Vancouver lawyer and
head of the fund-raising committee for the
chair, describes it as a trail-blazing activity
in an area that has long needed attention.
"Current legal decisions are based on
precedent which, historically, recognized
women as property of their husbands and
fathers." Levine said.
"A rich resource of legal scholarship
needs to be developed which will provide the
legal community and the judiciary with an
intellectual framework which recognizes the
right of women to be full and equal participants in every aspect of society."
Already, the legal profession is recognizing the resource which will be available to
them through the work of the visiting
chairholder, Susan Boyd.   Boyd has written
extensively on feminist perspectives and
analyses of law. She will focus her activities
on interdisciplinary studies at UBC, and will
co-operate with other institutions throughout
the province.
"We are very enthusiastic," said
Patrick Saul, of Alexander Holburn Beaudin
& Lang.  "We are one of the first law firms
to actually institute a policy against sexual
harassment and I believe that the Chair will
provide a focal point for issues.   A Chair of
this kind in B.C. will make us leaders in the
field."
Both Risa Levine and Lynn Smith have
been delighted by the strong support for the
Chair within the legal community.   Many
major law firms have made contributions, in
addition to a significant contribution from
Arthur Fouks. Q.C.
Fund raising committee members
include some of the legal profession's most
distinguished names, - Supreme Court
Justices Frank Iacobucci. Beverley
McLachlin and retired Chief Justice Nathan
Nemetz. as well as federal MP Mary
Collins, human rights activist Rosemary
Brown, and many high profile Vancouver
lawyers.
A recent Forum on Gender and
Justice, sponsored by UBC as a fund-raiser
for the Chair, attracted more than 170
participants.
First Nations Longhouse
Grand Opening May 25
More than 1,000 people are expected to
converge on the UBC campus to celebrate the
Grand Opening of the First Nations
Longhouse, May 25.
For the fascinated onlookers who have
watched the progress of the longhouse under
construction, there is unanimous agreement
that the building is truly magnificent.
As a gesture of respect to the Musqueam
Nation, the longhouse is constructed in Coast
Salish style, almost completely in red cedar
and featuring a swooping copper roof.   Other
unique characteristics are the four intricately
carved house posts and two roof beams
designed and carved by west coast artists.
The longhouse will be the second
World of Opportunity Campaign building to
open its doors.  Donors to the building are
Jack Bell, William E. and June Bellman,
James and Use Wallace, P. Lawson Travel,
and many First Nations bands and individuals
from throughout the province.  The Government of British Columbia matched contributions to the $4.9 million building.
A colourful ceremony will mark the
Grand Opening, starting with a procession of
dignitaries into the building
through its ceremonial door.  The
procession will be led by First
Nations students who will graduate that day, followed by Elders,
major donors, Premier Mike
Harcourt and university dignitaries.   A traditional potlatch will
follow the ceremony, along with
dancing and other entertainment.
Since the 1970s, UBC has
been working to increase the
representation of First Nations
students on campus through
programs such as the Native
Indian Teacher Education
Program, the Native Law Program, the First Nations Health
Care Professions Program and the
Ts"kel Graduate Program.
The longhouse, the first of its
kind on a North American campus,
will provide a new focus for First
Nations student activities, which will enable them
to live and study in surroundings that reflect their
culture and heritage.
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Elders Minnie Croft and Simon Baker and First Nations House
of Learning Director Verna Kirkness admire houseposts in
longhouse.
Lawrence appointed to chair
pportunity
Richard Lawrence has been appointed
to the Chair in Mining and the Environment, funded by Energy, Mines and Petroleum and the Ministry of the Environment,
and the Cy and Emerald Keyes Charitable
Foundation through the World of Opportunity
Campaign.
Lawrence's research, in the Department
of Mining and Mineral Process Engineering,
will focus on the theory, prediction and
control of acid rock drainage — the most
pressing environmental problem facing the
mining industry today.
He will work in conjunction with other
faculty members, the B.C.
Acid Mine Drainage task
force and the national
committee of Mine Environmental Neutral Drainage (MEND).
Lawrence recently
served as a vice-president
and principal of Coastech
Research Inc., a research
and development company
which conducted process and environmental
testing and technological development for the
mining industry.
Lawrence
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UBC Development Office
Editor:
Debora Sweeney
Contributor:
Rosemary Ogilvie
Production/Design:
William Jamieson UBC Reports ■ April 22,1993 5
THE   UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA
UBC GAZETTE
BOARD OF GOVERNORS' MEETING -
MARCH 25, 1993
SENATE RECOMMENDATIONS
The board approved the following
recommendations from Senate concerning
changes in names of departments.
That the name ofthe School of Physical
Education and Recreation be changed to
the School of Human Kinetics.
That the name of the Department of
Microbiology be changed to the
Department of Microbiology and
Immunology.
The board concurred in the
establishment ofthe Stephen M. Drance
Chair in Ophthalmology.
Enrolment quotas and controls for
1993-94, as recommended by Senate,
were approved.
PROPERTY
Central Library Phase One
The Central Library Phase One—
Design Development Report dated March
1993 was approved as the basis for
proceeding to working drawings. In
addition, the board requested that
sufficient design work be done on the
surroundings and forecourt ofthe library
in order to fully explain the building in its
context; and that all information be
brought to the campus community in a
public process for further input before
the University proceeds to finalize the
design and call tenders.
Thunderbird Housing
The board received a design
development brief with respect to
Thunderbird Housing. This housing
project follows the guidelines of the
approved Campus Master Plan and the
University Policy on Student Housing.
The principal elements ofthe project are
as follows:
Student housing units and support
facilities for a mix of students who will live
in shared townhouses, shared two-
bedroom apartments and private one-
bedroom and studio apartments.
Underground parking spaces for
use by residents of the new housing
units, as well as residents of Totem Park
Residence and Ritsumeikan/UBC House,
which are both located just west of the site.
Office and warehouse space for the
Facilities Division of the Department of
Housing & Conferences.
The Thunderbird Housing Design
Development  Brief dated  March   1993
was approved as the basis to complete
the contract documents and to call
tenders.
FINANCE
Budgets
1993-94  budgets  for  the  following
ancillary enterprises were approved.
Athletics and Sports Services
Athletics and Sports Facilities
Educational Measurement Research
Group
Student Housing and Conferences
Housing & Conferences
University Apartments
Telecommunications
Network Services
UBC Press
Media Services
Bookstore
Food Services
Parking
Rate increases for the following
ancillary services for 1993-94 were
approved on the effective dates noted
below:
University Residences-May 1, 1993
University Apartments - (variable.
depending upon occupancy date)
Residence Meal Plans- September 4,
1993
Parking & Security Services-
September 1, 1993
POLICIES
The board approved the following
policies, and the President's procedures
for implementation and administration
of the policies were noted. These policies
can be found on page 42 ofthe newly published
Policy and Procedure Handbook which will
be given broad distribution on campus.
(1) Pest Control
(2) Consideration for Reappointment
—Heads of Academic Units
OTHER MATTERS
Appointment
The board reappointed Dr. Barry C.
McBride, Dean, Faculty of Science, as the
University's voting representative to the
WCUMBS (Western Canadian Universities
Marine Biological Society) Management
Council for the period May 1, 1993
through June 30. 1995.
Library
The board urged the administration,
over the next five years, to ensure that
measures are taken that would put The
University of British Columbia Library
into-the top twenty of the ARL ranking.
The Board of Governors at its meeting
of March 25. 1993 approved the following
recommendations and received notice
about the following items.
Robert Kubicek, Associate Dean, Faculty
of Arts, July 1, 1993 to June 30, 1996.
Donald Paterson, Associate Dean,
Faculty of Arts, July 1, 1993 to June 30,
1996.
Graeme Wynn, Associate Dean, Faculty
of Arts, July 1, 1993 to June 30. 1996.
Keith Maillard, Acting Head,
Department of Creative Writing, July 1,
1993 to August 31, 1993.
Sue Ann Alderson, Acting Head,
Department of Creative Writing,
September 1. 1993 to June 30, 1994.
Paul Mosca, Head, Department of
Religious Studies, April 1, 1993 to June
30, 1998.
Elaine Stolar, Director pro tern. School
of Social Work, February 1, 1993 to June
30, 1994.
Gordon Baskerville, Head, Department
of Forest Resources Management, May 1,
1993 to June 30, 1998 and Professor,
May 1, 1993 without term.
Cornells van Breemen, Head,
Department of Pharmacology &
Therapeutics, March 1, 1993 to June 30,
1998, and Professor, March 1, 1993
without term.
Reza Vaziri, Assistant Professor,
Department of Metals & Materials
Engineering, January  1,  1993 to June
30, 1995 (joint with Civil Engineering).
Josephine Chiu-Duke. Instructor 1.
Department of Asian Studies, July  1,
1992 to June 30, 1993.
Kathryn Harrison, Assistant Professor,
Department of Political Science, July 1,
1993 to June 30, 1995.
Hannu Larjava, Associate Professor,
Department of Clinical Dental Sciences,
July 1, 1993 without term.
Murray Goldberg, Instructor I,
Department of Computer Science, April
1, 1993 to June 30, 1994.
Mark Greestreet, Assistant Professor,
Department of Computer Science, July 1,
1992 to June 30, 1994.
Michael Gold, Assistant Professor,
Department of Microbiology, July 1, 1993
to June 30, 1995.
William Mohn. Assistant Professor,
Department of Microbiology, July 1, 1993
to June 30, 1995.
RESIGNATIONS
The board noted the following
resignations.
Carole Christensen. Director, School
of Social Work, January 28, 1993 (to
continue as Professor).
Kent Daniel, Assistant Professor.
Faculty of Commerce & Business
Administration, January 15, 1993.
Rosemary Redfleld, Assistant Professor,
Department of Biochemistry, February 28,
1993.
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA - POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
SUBJECT:  Administration of
Policies
RESPONSIBLE VICE
PRESIDENT: Vice President
Academic & Provost
- Vice President Administration
& Finance
- Vice President Student &
Academic Services
- Vice President Research
- Vice President External Affairs
PURPOSE: To communicate the
applicability and enforcement of
policies contained in the UBC
Policy Handbook, and to confirm
authority for exceptions.
POLICY: The UBC Policy
Handbook communicates policies
and procedures which have
university-wide application, and
provides a basis for consistent and
appropriate decision making on
many issues.
Unless otherwise indicated
within a specific policy or its
procedures, policies and
procedures apply to all members
of faculty and staff and, where
indicated, students at the
University. Policies     and
procedures in the Policy Handbook
are for the internal guidance of
members of faculty and staff at
UBC, and have no impact on the
relationship with third parties
unless expressly part of a contract
with them.
It is the responsibility of all
members of faculty and staff to
familiarize themselves with the
contents of the Policy Handbook
and to conduct themselves
accordingly. It is the responsibilty
of all administrative heads of unit
to communicate with those under
their direction about the
application of policies and
procedu res in their units, to ensure
compliance, and to take
appropriate  action if problems
PROCEDURE SUMMARY:
Members of faculty and staff
are responsible for familiarizing
themselves with the contents of
the UBC Policy Handbook and for
conducting themselves
accordingly. Where policies or
procedures in the UBC Policy
Handbook are inconsistent with
provisions in any existing
agreement between the University
and its faculty and/or staff, that
agreement will prevail.
Administrative heads of units
are responsible for the
dissemination of the UBC Policy
Handbook to all members of faculty
and staff in their units. They are
responsible for ensuring that the
policies and procedures are
appropriately communicated and
applied in their units.
For advice on the interpretation
or application of policies or
procedures,  including requests
received for exceptions,
administrative heads of unit
should first consult with the person
to whom they report, and if
necessary, with the Vice President
listed as responsible for the policy.
In addition, the administrative
head of unit may find it helpful to
consult with the Department of
Human Resources (in the case of
an infraction by a member of the
non-academic staff) or the
President's Office, Faculty
Relations (in the case of an
infraction by a member of the
academic staff). Authority to
approve individual requests for
exceptions rests with the Vice
President responsible for the
policy.
Procedures may be amended
by the President, provided the new
procedures conform to the
approved      policy. Such
amendments are reported at the
next meeting of the Board of
Governors and are incorporated in
the next publication of the UBC
Policy Handbook.
DEFINITIONS:
An administrative head of unit
is a Director of a service unit, a
Head of an academic department,
a Director of a centre, institute or
school, a Principal of a college, a
Dean, an Associate Vice President,
the University Librarian, a Vice
President or the President.
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
April 22, 1993
Dear Colleagues:
The need for a clear understanding about the
applicability and enforcement of all Board of Governors-
approved policies as well as the authority for exceptions
to them became evident during the several consultation
sessions in the development ofthe Conflict of Interest
Policy and Procedures.
It was felt a sensible approach would be to provide
one statement which would apply to all policies, rather
than to insert such a statement (or differing statements)
into the text of each policy and accompanying
procedures as they are developed.
Your comments/suggestions on the draft policy on
Administration Of Policies are invited by May 5, 1993.
Please direct them to Libby Nason, c/o the President's
Office.
Yours sincerely,
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David W. Strangway 6 UBC Reports • April 22, 1993
Voice-mail opens door to jobs
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
Hello operator, help me find a
job.
It won't quite work like that,
but UBC will become the first
institution In Canada to offer
voice-mail job postings on May
1.
Students will have access to
up-to-the-minute job listings 24
hours a day from any touch-tone
phone, said Evelyn Buriak.
director of Student Placement
Services.
Employers will benefit by
having a larger pool of qualified
candidates that will be easier
and faster to reach.
"The wonderful thing is that it
is such a jump in service levels
both to students and to
employers." Buriak said.
Employers will still be able to
post jobs  in  the  conventional
Air Time
Mad Melvin's Mountain Bike Challenge brought together 50
competitors in an obstacle course erected at the SUB plaza
in March.
UBC Speakers
Are the
Talk of the Town
Last year, volunteer UBC
speakers (faculty and staff)
helped carry the university
into the community by
addressing more than 7,000
people in the Lower
Mainland.
Why not join the team?
For more information, or to register,
call 822-6410.
The UBC Speakers Bureau is operated
by the Community Relations Office.
way for free, but Buriak is
confident that most will want to
take advantage ofthe voice-mail
listings.
The fee for the service, an
average of nine dollars, is more
than competitive with classified
ads, she said, and will be waived
for the first month of operation.
The system was originally
designed for San Francisco State
University. With about the same
number of undergraduates as
UBC, SFSU is handling 30 new
job postings and 1,000 calls from
job-seeking students each day.
Although launched to coincide
with the summer job search,
UBC's voice-mail listing will be a
year-round feature. It will be
expanded in the fall to include
corporate career recruitment.
"It has been very successful
in California and I don't think it
will be different here." Buriak
said.
To reach the voice-mail job
postings, employers can call 822-
6522 and students can call 822-
8668.
Classified
The classified advertising rate is $ 15 for 35 words or
less. Each additional word is 50 cents. Rate includes
GST. Ads must be submitted in writing 10 days before
publication date to the UBC Community Relations
Office. 207-6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C..
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Advertising enquiries: 822-3131.
The deadline for the May 6, 1993 issue
of UBC Reports is noon, April 27.
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Profile
Return to Africa
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
In 1961, Louise Jilek-Aall needed a
vacation. The 30-year-old Norwegian
physician had just spent an arduous
year dodging bullets as a Red Cross
medical officer serving with United
Nations forces during the Congo crisis.
Her decision made, she embarked on
a boat trip that would take her around
Africa before she returned to the
interior of Tanganyika — now Tanzania
— to continue her duties as a lone
bush doctor.
But a week-long delay at Pointe
Noire in the French Congo proved to be
too much of an idle for Jilek-Aall.
"I discovered that Lambarene, Gabon
was not far away," she remembered.
"That's where Albert Schweitzer was
working so 1 decided to pay him a visit."
Jilek-Aall arrived unannounced at
the hospital built in 1913 by
Schweitzer, whom she. as a young
medical student, had watched receive
the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. She
planned to stay for a three-day visit.
Courteous but curious. Schweitzer
asked her what she wanted.
Unprepared for the question, Jilek-Aall
blurted out that she wanted to learn
how to extract teeth.
Schweitzer laughed approvingly,
knowing the challenge of performing
even the most common dental
procedures in the bush. He put her to
work assisting him with a measles
epidemic instead. The three-day visit
turned into three months.
"At the end of my stay, Schweitzer
told me that he had hoped to repay the
Norwegians for his Nobel Peace Prize
instead of taking more help from tliem.'
Almost 30 years after working in
his African hospital. Jilek-Aall
preserved her memories of him in
a book published in 1990 entitled
Working with Dr. Schweitzer: Sharing
his Reverence for Life.
In the introduction to the book she
wrote: "the kindness of the heart,
deriving from his reverence for life, gave
to Albert Schweitzer...the healing power
he possessed and his ability to help
people find meaning in life."
His example of being able to create
what she describes as a basic feeling of
trust and hope in everyone he met
encouraged her, in part, to add
psychiatry to her areas of specialization
which already included tropical
medicine and pediatrics.
Jilek-Aall had another compelling
reason to study psychiatry. Her work in
Tanzania led her to the Wapogoro, a
mountain tribe which, she discovered,
had a high incidence of epilepsy.
Noticing terrible burns many of the
Wapogoro received during convulsive
seizures, from falling into open fires
used for cooking, precipitated her
discovery.
"I couldn't understand it because
these people were used to open fires.
Because the tribe believes that
convulsions are caused by evil spirits,
it took months of work before people
would confide in me as an outsider."
A brain disorder characterized by
convulsive seizures, epilepsy is almost
When Louise Jilek-Aall showed up on Albert Schweitzer's
doorstep in Africa more than 30 years ago, he put her to
work containing a measles epidemic. Now the clinical
psychiatry professor is preparing to journey back to
Tanzania, where she will continue her research into the
high incidence of epilepsy in a mountain tribe.
10 times more prevalant in the
Wapogoro than in European and North
American populations. Jilek-Aall also
found that 30 per cent of the
tribespeople with epilepsy suffered from
various psychiatric conditions.
She started a clinic in an effort to
treat the illness, but was overwhelmed
by the volume of epilepsy cases in the
community.
Along discussion with a
psychiatrist from Montreal at a
psychiatric medical congress in
Africa cemented her decision to return
to the University of Zurich, where she
had earned her medical degree, to
study psychiatry and to immigrate to
Canada.
Although her decision to leave was
made with the hope of returning to
Africa with a better understanding of
how to help the Wapogoro, it was a
difficult one for Jilek-Aall.
"I had really lost my heart to these
people."
After concluding her studies at the
University of Zurich, she and her
future husband set sail for Canada in
1963. Both enrolled in Montreal's
McGill University to pursue further
psychiatric training.
Treating ethnic minorities became
Jilek-Aall's psychiatric specialty. A
speaker of seven languages, including
some Swahili, she set out to do
ethnopsychiatric field research in the
Caribbean, South America, Thailand.
Indonesia, New Guinea and South
China.
Settling in B.C. in 1968. where she
established a private practice.
Jilek-Aall was confronted with a
large number of Coast Salish clients
who she found difficult to treat in
psychotherapy.
"I concluded that the solution lay
in developing an understanding of the
First Nations' culture, a lesson
learned from my mother, who, as an
anthropologist, had studied folk
medicine in Scandinavia."
In a decision reminiscent of her
determination to study psychiatry to
help the Wapogoro, she enrolled in
UBC's Dept. of Anthropology and
Sociology, graduating with a Master of
Arts in Anthropology in 1972.
Three years later she joined the
university's Dept. of Psychiatry in the
Faculty of Medicine and immediately
became involved in a new venture, the
psychiatry outreach program.
It was a natural for Jilek-Aall,
travelling to remote communities
throughout the province such as Bella
Bella to provide psychiatric services.
Gavin Wilson photo
She is still actively involved with the
program, which, she said, reminds her
of travelling and working in Africa.
Jilek-Aall's epilepsy research has
also remained a challenge over the past
three decades.
With a grant from the International
Development Research Centre in
Ottawa, she led a team of UBC
scientists and African colleagues from
the University of Dar-es-Salaam, to
conduct field research among the
Wapogoro last summer.
I     he team hopes that detailed
social, medical and psychological
histories, electroencephalograms
and DNA studies of about 300 patients
will provide some insight into why the
Wapogoro have such a high incidence
of epilepsy.
She also assisted with rebuilding the
epilepsy clinic she established in
Tanzania more than 30 years ago.
Jilek-Aall plans to continue the cooperative work between UBC and
Tanzania, and hopes that this project
might shed new light on certain forms
of convulsive disorders.
Next year, she will return to her
beloved Africa and the Wapogoro, and
to the kind heart she left behind which
continues to heal in her absence. 8 UBC Reports • April 22,1993
Alastair Bird photo
Authors Honoured
The third annual reception for UBC authors was held April
7 at the Graduate Student Centre. The reception, hosted by
President David Strangway and University Librarian Ruth
Patrick, honoured 110 UBC authors who had works published
in 1992.
Environment program
links arts and sciences
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
Students from the Arts and
Science faculties will soon be
sitting side by side in a joint
program designed to give
undergraduates a broad
perspective on environmental
issues.
Beginning in September,
students will be able to enrol in
first-year courses towards either
a BA Honours program in
Environmental Studies or a BSc
Honours program in
Environmental Sciences.
These programs have been
created in response to
considerable student interest. I
think we have provided the most
coherent and integrated cross-
faculty programs available
anywhere," said Graeme Wynn,
associate dean of Arts.
The BA program will be
oriented to the social sciences
and the BSc to chemistry, biology
and the earth sciences, but both
offer significant exposure to the
other point of view. About one
third of the course content will
be common to both programs.
"Barriers between faculties
have come down quite
remarkably in the past three or
four years," said John Sams,
associate dean of Science.
The program will bring
students together in a series of
seminars to discuss local and
global environmental problems
from a variety of disciplinary
perspectives.
In the second year of the
program, students will go on field
trips to get a first-hand look at
problems such as logging in the
Coquitlam watershed and debris
flows into Howe Sound from the
surrounding mountains.
In third year, interdisciplinary
teams of students will study specific
environmental problems in great
detail. In fourth year, they will do
group projects such as an
environmental impact statement
or a background paper for
legislation — "something they
might have to do in the real
world," Sams said.
Enrolment will be limited to
24 students from each faculty in
each of the last three years.
Forum
Native Fisheries: A Tangled Web
by Dianne Newell
Dianne Newell, an associate professor in
tlie Dept. of History, has been researching
West Coast fisheries, particularly the economic
history ofthe salmon canning industry, since
1984. The following is drawn from her
forthcoming book. Tangled Webs of History:
Indians and the Law in Canada's Pacific
Coast Fishery (I! of T Press).
The latest move to bring together all Indian
communities in the province in a fisheries
framework agreement, or even simply to
develop a co-ordinated fishing plan for the
Indian groups on the Fraser River, failed
miserably.
Under the circumstances, a consensus
among B.C. Indian groups after more than
100 years of having no say in decisions about
the fisheries is difficult to achieve.
Realistically, the federal government is
increasingly forced to negotiate fisheries
policy with individual bands and tribal
councils. This process will be difficult and
contentious, especially from a fisheries
management perspective.
However the situation sorts itself out, this
much is clear: a crucial internationally
valuable marine resource. Pacific salmon,
moves through the traditional territory of
every B.C. Indian band occupying the Pacific
slope. And the Indians, nearly all of whom
have not signed treaties, show no signs of
giving up their claims to aboriginal rights to
occupy those territories and control the
resources found in them. On the contrary.
So far, the state, the processing industry
and non-Indian fishermen have mainly
confronted these matters on the fishing
grounds, in the media and in the courtrooms.
No longer the back-room lobby effort it once
was. the fishing industry's interest and
involvement in controlling all aspects of
Indian fishing is a well-funded, integral part
of contemporary litigation.
In the Pacific Coast fisheries, as in other
Canadian regional industries from northern
fur trading to Prairie agriculture, the state's
economic agenda for Indians has always been
self-serving: promoting the economic self
sufficiency of Indians but restraining them as
a group from competing with non-Indians.
This historic policy has repeatedly led
politicians and government administrators to
disregard the special rights and interests of
Indians, with or without treaties.
In the case ofthe Pacific fisheries, the
government has regulated most aspects of
Indian participation. It began by creating the
"Indian Fishery." in 1888. as a strictly
sustenance activity. The regulations have
always treated the official Indian food fishery
as a privilege, and most officials came to see
it as nothing more than a welfare measure.
Newell
The policy cannot, and apparently will
not, continue.
The conservation and management
problems for the world's ocean fisheries are
too enormous and will not be overcome on
Canada's Pacific Coast without the cooperation of Indian people. The history of
Indian involvement and struggles in the
Pacific Coast fisheries suggest to me that
this cannot happen unless the state is
willing to accept the
legitimacy and
primacy of Indian
interests in the
fisheries, interests
which, for all the
stated policy towards
Indians, have always
been treated as
privileges, not rights.
At the Supreme
Court of Canada
level. B.C. Indians
have won judicial
victories that will
make it easier to get around federal
fisheries policies by negotiating aboriginal
rights to land and resources.
The 1973 Supreme Court of Canada
opinion in Calder et al. v. Attorney General
of B.C. established the possibility that
unextinguished aboriginal rights existed in
Canada, and therefore led to a federal policy
of negotiating major treaties in the form of
comprehensive claims agreements.
The Constitution Act of 1982 gave
constitutional status to "existing" aboriginal
rights.
In 1990, the revolutionary Regina v.
Sparrow decision confirmed the priority of
the Indian food fishery right, subject only to
valid conservation measures, over the
interests of other user groups. Il also held
that historical policy on the part ofthe
Crown can neither extinguish the existing
aboriginal right without clear intention nor.
in itself, delineate that right.
But the Supreme Court cannot on its
own bring about liberal social reform: it
depends on politicians, office-holders and
the public to carry out its decisions. When
that support is missing, liberal court
victories amount to little.
Looming on the horizon is the possibility
the aboriginal self-government,
unquestionably a complex and controversial
proposition, will become a realitv in Canada
by the end of the 20th century.
It is quite reasonable to speculate that
self-government with respect to land and
natural resources will help Indians to regain
the effective power over their economic
destinies that Canadian policies and law
have until recently been unwilling or unable
to consider.
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♦ plain 100% cotton,
canvas & muslin
♦ fabrics 36" to 120" wide
♦ fabric dyes & paints
♦ custom t-shirt printing
♦ plain t-shirts
♦ garment dyeing
♦ one-day workshops
- learn to print textiles
Hours: Mon.- Fri. 9:30-5:00
Sat. 10:30-4:30
Sundays: Call ahead
- a super natural textile store -
1717 W. 4th Ave.
(just east of Burrard)
739-0266  •  739-0276
Parking in Rear

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