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Dr. Marcia Boyd has been appointed dean pro
tem of the Faculty of Dentistry, becoming the
first woman to head a dental faculty in Canada.
Boyd will serve the balance of Dr. Paul
Robertson's term, which runs until June 30,1994.
Robertson has accepted a deanship with the University ofWashington.
"Providing leadership in a time of diminishing resources is certainly a challenge, and I look
forward to working with the administration in
meeting that challenge," Boyd said.-
"Being personally committed to promoting
and supporting the UBC mission in research,
education and service, I can say that our Faculty
of Dentistry is strong."
Boyd received her DDS from the University
of Alberta and completed a master's degree at
She began her career in dentistry providing
treatment to the Inuit community in the Eastern
Arctic Dental Program and caring for children in
the City of Vancouver Metropolitan Health Dental Division.
A member of the Faculty of Dentistry since
See BOYD on Page 2
Mini hands make light work
Photo by Martin Dee
Penny Priddy, minister of Women's Equality, (left), gets a little help as she officially opens UBC's Child Care Services on Sept 18. About
260 children, ranging from four months to 12years of age, are enrolled at the university's 11 day care centres, which are open year-round.
A pioneer in providing child care, UBC provides one ofthe largest employer-operated child care services in Canada. Also assisting in the
ceremony were Mab Oloman, (centre), former co-ordinator of UBC's Child Care Services, and daycare supervisor Wendy Brundige.
Bloom, Katz win
B.C. science awards
UBC professors Myer Bloom and
Sid Katz have won B.C. Science and
Engineering Awards for 1992.
The awards are presented each year
by the Science Council of British Columbia in recognition of outstanding-
contributions to science.
Physics Professor Bloom is the
winner of the Chairman's Award for
career achievement in science and technology. Katz, a professor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and
executive director of Science World,
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science communication.
The awards will be presented at the
13th annual B.C. Science and Engineering award dinner in Vancouver on
Oct. 20.
Council chairman Haig
Farris said that
Bloom is a
"model winner" of the career award.
'There are
some scientists and engineers whose list of discoveries and
achievements is so impressive that it
would be impossible to cite them just
for one," he said.
Dept.   Head
Brian Turrell,
who    nominated his colleague for the
award, said,
"Myer Bloom
has   always
been  at the
forefront of
When Bloom was a PhD student he
demonstrated that the then-new nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
See WORK on Page 3
Aimed at recruitment
Video captures student life
Commerce student Marilyn Cox
takes a quick look at herself in the
mirror, flips her hair into a ponytail
and rushes out the door.
"I like to sleep in, and that's one
of the big reasons I like living in
residence. Set the alarm for 8:15,
jump out of bed, run to class and
you're there by 8:30," she says.
This glimpse of campus life is
found in a student recruitment video
that is garnering awards and praise for
its inventive approach.
What makes it stand out? The 10-
minute video uses real students who
explain why they like UBC in their
own words. Unlike recruitment videos from other institutions, their comments aren't scripted.
"We've been told there's a freshness that's not usually seen in recruitment videos," said Mary Stott, director ofthe School and College Liaison
Office, which produced the video.
"It has much more credibility
with students to hear their peers
talking about their own experiences,
instead of a professor or administrator discussing the merits of a particular institution," she said.
The video, entitled In Pursuit of
Excellence, has proven as popular
with judges of commercial and educational video awards as it has with
See VIDEO on Page 2
Festival brings Hong Kong to UBC
Hong Kong is coming to UBC this
Festival Hong Kong 92, a crosscountry celebration of cultural links
between Canada and Hong Kong, will
be seen and heard across campus with
theatrics, music, history and sport.
Apart from being an outward celebration ofthe arts, festival organizers say the event also provides a
unique opportunity for people to exchange ideas on a wide variety of
social, educational and business-related topics.
"Whether it's banking, manufacturing or trade, Canada continues to
make its mark in Hong Kong," said
Maurice Copithorne, chairman of the
Vancouver organizing committee and
adjunct professor in the Faculty of Law.
"In terms of education, this country
remains one ofthe most popular destinations for Hong Kong students seeking to further their studies."
It is estimated that about 70,000
students have since returned to Hong
Kong after graduating from Canadian
Copithorne said students and visitors can gain a better understanding of
Canada's relationship with Hong Kong
through a series of festival lectures
ranging from Hong Kong's architecture and urban development to its law
and higher education.
Some of the cultural attractions
planned for the campus throughout
October include a display of one of
the world's finest collections of Chinese coins at the Asian Centre, the
premiere of a Hong Kong play at the
Museum of Anthropology, a performance by an ensemble of the Hong
Kong Chinese Orchestra and demonstrations of world-ranked badminton
and martial arts athletes at the War
Memorial Gym.
The festival, which follows Festival
Canada 91 held in Hong Kong, kicked
off in Toronto Sept. 26 and will also
take place in Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary
and Vancouver.
For more information, see the calendar on page 6, or call 691-7079. 2    UBCREPORTS October 1.1992
Boyd pioneers women's
role within dentistry
Continued from Page 1
1972, she has served as head of the
Division of Operative Dentistry, and
currently is a co-ordinator of a preclinical program in the Performance Simulation Laboratory and
teaches in the senior dental clinic.
Administratively, she has also
served as assistant dean and associate dean for Academic and Student
Affairs within the Faculty of Dentistry.
"I am delighted that Dr. Boyd
has agreed to serve as dean pro
tern," said Dan Birch, vice-president, Academic. "She has an international reputation in dental education. The Faculty of Dentistry is in
good hands."
Boyd was the first woman president of the Association of Canadian
Faculties of Dentistry and chaired
the American Association of Dental
Schools' special committee on the
advancement of women and minorities in dental research, education
and administration.
She is also active with the Canadian Fund for Dental Education and
the Canadian Dental "Association,
and has been instrumental in spearheading the American College of
Dentists' initiative in funding support for the UBC Chair in Biomedical Ethics.
Boyd holds fellowships in the
American College of Dentists, the
International College of Dentists,
the International Academy of Dentistry and the Academy of Operative Dentistry.
Her research interests focus on
educational issues, including the
change in gender mix within the
practice of dentistry.
Boydreceived the Canadian Dental Association's Award of Merit in
1989 for her contribution to dental
admissions and accreditation.
The university recently initiated
its search for a new dean of the
Faculty of Dentistry. Completion
of the process is expected by late
next year.
Subject of public forum
Mental illness unmasked
One in every five Canadians will
suffer from a mental illness at some
time in their lives, and one in every
eight will be hospitalized for it.
Dr. Raymond Lam, a clinical psychiatrist and director of UBC's Seasonal Mood Disorders Clinic is
acutely aware of the statistics.
Lam's clinic receives hundreds of
calls each year. Most are from people
suffering from Seasonal Affected
Disorder, or SAD, a winter depression marked by fatigue, irritability
and distorted sleeping patterns.
That's why he has organized a
public forum on mood disorders
called Let's Talk About Depression,
to be held at the Instructional Resources Centre lecture hall 2 on Oct.
8 from 7 to 9 p.m.
"Depression is the most common
of all mental illnesses," Lam said. "It
can develop at any age and is suspected to be a major factor in deaths
by suicide."
Lam hopes the forum will help
"unmask mental illnesses now," a slo
gan being used by the Canadian Psychiatric Association to promote
Canada's first Mental Illness Awareness Week,
Oct. 4 to 10.
"Depression is such a
treatable illness," Lam
said. "It's a shame that
stigma often delays people from getting help until they are severely affected or need hospitalization."
Hospital costs for people suffering from mental illnesses are more than
$1 billion per year, according to Statistics
■ Highlights of the
public forum, which is
free of charge, include
discussions on SAD,
manic depression and
the symptoms and treatments of
clinical depression, including
cognitive therapy and new anti
For more information, call 822-
Video garners 3 awards
Photo by Geoff Curzon
Caught in the act of learning, science students Sandra
Hammerlik, left, and Jos Uppal complete a lab as a camera
crew films award-winning video, In Pursuit of Excellence.
Continued from Page 1
the high school students at which it's
So far, it has won awards from the
U.S. Industrial Film and Video Festival, the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education and the International Association of Business Communicators, B.C. chapter.
The video looks at the lives of six
undergraduates during a typical day at
Selected from an audition group
of 30, the six reflect the mix of interests, gender and ethnic backgrounds
found in the general student population.
The students were re-interviewed,
and a script was prepared around their
remarks. The video follows each of
them as they attend classes, work in
labs, live in residence and take part in
recreation and sports.
"It gives a real sense of campus
life," said Stott. "We wanted to show a
tremendous range of opportunities, both
academic and non-academic."
One of the most difficult things to
capture was classroom spontaneity,
said Stan Feingold, who, as creative
director of The Eyes Multimedia Productions, was responsible for writing,
directing and producing the video.
Most other recruitment videos don't
even bother.
"It's easy to shoot an ivy-covered
wall with students carrying books
walking by," he said. "We wanted to
convey a sense of discovery. Here's a
place to find out who you are and what
you want to do."
The fast-paced video uses original
music and contemporary cutting and
editing techniques to increase its appeal.
"You have to remember you're
aiming at an audience who were
raised on MTV. They have a very
sophisticated audio-visual sense,"
said Feingold, who attended UBC as
a graduate student.
Feingold worked closely with the
School and College Liaison Office
and two university committees to ensure that the video had the proper
The video has been shown by
School and College Liaison officers to
about 250 high schools throughout
B .C, and is also sent to a large number
of high schools through North America
and overseas.
"It's been very effective in stimulating student interest and discussion,"
said Stott.
Although targeted specifically at
Canadian high school students, Stott
said other members of the university
community could find the video useful.
Her office will lend copies to faculty or staff who wish to show it.
UBC — United Because we Care
"/ write to thank the employees
of UBC for their generous financial
Our program services in 1991
grew by over 43 percent from the
previous year. In a community such
as Langley, growing very rapidly
withyoungfamilies, the youth services of our association are more
critical than ever... Thank you so
— Nancy Anderson, executive director, Langley YMCA-YWCA
With your help, we recruit and
train volunteers to meet blood product requirements, we train people to
save and protect lives through our
CPR and First Aid Training, and we
assist communities to prepare for
emergencies and disasters through
our Emergency Services Program.
Your donation really does make a
—Jim Turpin, president, Pacific Region, Canadian Red Cross Society
I (Hit ol 3 people in the
Lower Mainland were
United Way
United W^y
"In 1991 we served 19,982 crisis line callers, 277 counselling
drop-in clients and delivered 85
Teen Suicide Prevention Workshops to 2,550 high school students
in Richmond. Our transition house
for battered women sheltered 116
women and 134 children for 2,751
nights. We are grateful for your
— Mona Jurczyk, executive director, CHIMO Personal Distress
Intervention Service in Richmond.
United Way — The way to help the most UBCREPORTS October 1.1992
Task force examines
counselling services
for women students
A task force to examine the provision of counselling and related services for women students at UBC has
been established by the office of the
vice-president, Student and Academic
have been expressed over
the past several years
about the
range, level
and depth of
and related
services offered to
women students," said
K.D. Srivastava, vice-president, Student and Academic Services.
Terms of reference for the task
force, chaired by Nancy Sheehan,
dean ofthe Faculty of Education, are
0 identify the offices which provide
counselling services and the range of
services they offer;
° identify the necessary training
and qualifications of counsellors, as
well as the appropriate policies and
procedures for the delivery of counselling services;
0 examine the concerns expressed
by the campus community concerning the university's counselling serv-
ices for women students.
Sheehan said some concerns heard
by the task force to date involve
access to and availability of counselling.
"Women want to know how much
counselling is available, the kind and
length of counselling provided and
how accessible it is," she said. "On a
large campus with a mix of students,
many kinds of counselling services
are necessary."
Sheehan added that the task force
will explore ways of co-ordinating
existing counselling services — on-
and off-campus — in order to maximize their effectiveness in addressing the needs of women students.
But to do an appropriate study of
all the issues, they have to be raised,
she said.
That's why Sheehan hopes that
members of the campus community
will participate in a survey the task
force is conducting this month, seeking information regarding experiences
or perceptions of UBC's counselling
services for women.
The task force also welcomes information provided in written submissions by individuals and groups,
as well as in personal interviews.
For more information, please see
the insert in this issue of UBC Reports, or contact Valerie Overgaard
at 822-6239.
A report by the task force is expected in June, 1993.
Board okays endowments
The following notes from the
Sept. 17 meeting of UBC's Board
of Governors are items of interest to
the campus community.
• The creation of 21 new A World
of Opportunity Campaign endowments was approved.
The endowments are in Arts,
Commerce and Business Administration, Dentistry, Law and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Also included
are three faculty endowments sponsored by the President's Fund.
In addition, eight non-campaign
endowment deeds were established.
• The board also approved the
establishment of six new chairs: the
Chris Spencer Foundation Professorship in Dyslexia; three Workers'
Compensation Board Chairs in Occupational Hygiene; the Shoppers
Drug Mart Professorship in Clinical
Pharmacy; and the David \{.
MacDonald Professorship in Clinical Pharmacy.
• Twenty-four thousand five hundred undergraduate students and
6,500 graduate students are currently
enrolled at UBC, up 1.4 per cent and
9.4 per cent over last year respectively.
Enrolment figures for 1992 also
show a 10 per cent increase in the
number of Foresty and Agricultural
Sciences students, and an eight per
cent increase in Nursing students.
• The Dupre report on university
financing in B.C., prepared for the
universities and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and
Technology, concluded that all three
universities had enrolled more stu
dents than the province had funded
under the Access for All program.
In addition, the report recommended funding for the direct costs
of research.
• A provincial government review of administrative costs for
UBC, Simon Fraser University and
the University of Victoria was due
by the end of October.
• A new conflict of interest policy
for UBC faculty and staff was approved. Further details ofthe policy
will appear in a future issue of UBC
• A policy for public process
on property matters is being
drafted by the Campus Planning
and Development Office for
presentation at the November
board meeting.
Work bridges physics, chemistry
Continued from Page 1
method could also be used to study
pure electric quadrupole interactions.
Later, at UBC, he set up a research
program to study liquids and gases, work
which bridged chemistry and physics.
More recently, Bloom has utilized
the power of modern NMR techniques
to study membranes, an interdisciplinary effort in biophysics that has
brought many collaborators together
and attracted worldwide attention, said
Bloom has also been the driving
force in setting up a new Canadian
Institute for Advanced Research
(CIAR) program on the science of
soft materials and interfaces.
Katz has combined a career as a
scientist with wide-ranging experience
as a broadcaster, writer and commentator on science education, health and
As well as making hundreds of contributions to the CBC, at both the local
and national levels, he also spent two
years as a science and health reporter for
BCTV and CTV national news. He also
developed numerous motivation workshops for science teachers.
In addition to his duties at Science
World, Katz is a scientist who super
vises graduate students and manages
an active research program.
David Vogt, director of science
communications in UBC's Faculty of
Science, said Katz's infectious enthusiasm was felt at Science World soon
after he was named executive director
in June, 1991.
"Within days of his assuming his
post it was possible to feel his presence in the entire facility. It was an
upbeat, energetic and creative feeling," said Vogt.
Additional winners ofthe 1992B.C.
Science and Engineering awards will
be announced in coming weeks.
Summer debut puts Svendsen in spotlight
The yard glared. On the west coast, in
Vancouver, we weren 't accustomed to snow.
Like a long spell of fair weather in summer,
it was unusual, worthy of attention and respect, an omen.
— Adele Nordstrom, Marine Life
Born and raised in Vancouver, writer Linda
Svendsen can't recall a summer more fair.
An omen, perhaps, for the release of Marine Life, her debut collection of short stories?
"I didn't think anything would happen
with the book," she said. "I thought it would
be lost in the summer and lost in Canada."
But the accolades started conning soon
after its July launch, triggered by back-to-
back raves in the L.A. Times, The New York
Times and the New York Times Book Review. Last month, Marine Life was nominated for an L.A. Times Book Award in first
When the Canadian media caught wind of
this deft new story teller in UBC's Department of Creative Writing, the rounds of interviews and reviews left Svendsen thinking
"people are tired of seeing my face."
However, she's not quite an overnight
Modestly conceding that her work is
"pretty good," Svendsen has already earned
two U.S. National Endowment of the Arts
awards and two generous grants from the
Canada Council.
Included in the O. Henry Prize Stories and
Best Canadian Stories, Svendsen also has the
distinction of being the only Canadian pub
lished in the Atlantic Monthly's anthology of
short stories, The Best of the Decade. All this
from a person who atone time considered creative writing "rather frivolous."
It was only after graduating in 1977 with a
B A in English that Svendsen returned to UBC to
indulge in an unclassified year of short fiction
and screen writing.
"After getting a degree I didn't know what to
do," she said. "I just landed and thought, 'oh, oh.. .
now I'm supposed to do something with this.'"
What followed was a brief stint as an insurance secretary and an even briefer stab in broadcast journalism at BCIT where she was pegged
"a real artsy."
"When I finally get down to
writing, everything goes into it
like a big soup."
Eventually, a need for change and an urge to
write sent the 24-year-old B.C. scribe first to
Columbia University in New York for an MFA in
fiction writing, and later, Stanford University in
California and Boston's Radcliffe College.
"In my youth and egotism I was mad at
Canadian publishing becauje it seemed anything could be published here and it would do
well," she said. "I went off to the States
because I thought it would be harder, and it
At Columbia, Svendsen started writing about
Adele Nordstrom, Marine Life's no-nonsense
narrator ("Joyce was right, we simply rode
Earth"). Through eight stories, Adele introduces the reader to the dynamics of her family
with evocative and gripping detail.
Like Adele, Svendsen is the youngest family
member, grew up in Vancouver, left Canada to
attend Columbia, married and divorced. But the
book isn't autobiographical.
Said Svendsen: "It sounds confessional and
I want people to believe it's a first-person
narrative. But it's really one version of a version
of the truth."
One snapshot in Marine Life, culled from the
author's own family experience, comes when
Adele's older sister, upset about breaking up
with her abusive husband, casually sucks a
finch from its cage with a vacuum while house
"I wanted to show someone upset but do
it in a different way," Svendsen explains.
"I hear things all the time that I'd like to
use but I don't always write down. When I
finally get down to writing, everything
goes into it like a big soup."
After a decade of domestic and work life in
America, which included sporadic spells of writing and freelancing as a story analyst for Tri-Star
Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn, Svendsen returned to UBC.
"It felt good to come back," she said. "A lot
of people said 'yes? to me here and were very
encouraging early on."
Appropriately, one of her first tasks as a new
faculty member was to edit the creative writing
department's 25th anniversary anthology, Words
We Call Home.
If teaching and publishing a book weren't
enough, Svendsen has also been putting the
finishes touches to her screenplay adaptation of
Margaret Laurence's The Diviners, a five-year
process involving some 15 drafts.
When the made-for-TV movie airs on CBC
Svendsen: "...good to be back"
in January, Svendsen will be well into her
second Laurence project which brings Hagar
Shipley to life on the small screen in The
Stone Angel.
With the combined hype surrounding Marine Life and The Diviners, Svendsen has had
to turn down scriptwriting offers which are
"lined up like planes."
She's also got some characters in her head
for a novel. Though not yet clear what it will be
about, Svendsen confides that it requires research in the Philippines.
Sounds good, considering her long-range
forecast for Vancouver.
"We're in for a very, very cold winter. Me
and the Farmers' Almanac say so." 4    UBCREPORTS October 1.1992
October 4 -
October 17
SUNDAY, OCT. 4    j
Sunday Concert Series
Music Of Resistance: Ixel. Janet Duncan,
Sara Galvez, Judy Abrahams, Sandra
Moran. Museum of Anthropology Theatre
Gallery at 2:30pm. Free with Museum
admission. Call 822-5087.
MONDAY, OCT. 5    |
Calcium Channels And The Time Course
Of Transmitter Release. Dr. David Quastel,
Pharmacology/Therapeutics, Medicine.
University Hospital G279 from 12- 1pm.
Call 822-6980.
Anthropology Lecture/
Kathakali And Its Extension To The Contemporary West. Astad Deboo, renowned
Kathakali artist, Bombay. Asian Centre
Auditorium from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-
Mechanical Engineering
Design And Calibration Of The World's
Most Versatile Wind Tunnel. Dr. W.H.
Melbourne, head, Mechanical Engineering, Monash U., Australia. Civil/Mechanical Engineering 1202 from 3:30-4:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-6671.
Protein Engineering Network
Of Centres Of Excellence
Protein Dynamics From Resonance
Raman Spectroscopy Of Hemoglobin.
Prof. Thomas G. Spiro, Chemistry,
Princeton U., Princeton, NJ. IRC #4 from
3:45-5pm. Call Dr. Grant Mauk at 822-
Astronomy Seminar
Mapping Stellar Magnetic
Fields. Dr. Jean-Francois
Donati, U. of Western Ontario, Observatoire de
Meudon. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Coffee at 3:30pm. Call 822-2696.
Forestry Lecture
Sustainable Development Of Tropical And
Conservation Of Biological Diversity: Are
They Compatible? Dr. Norman Myers,
consultant in EnvironrrwntaI/Development,
Oxford, England. IRC #6 from 4:30-
5:30pm. Call 822-6316.
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For events in the period October 18 to October 31, notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar forms
nolaterthannoononTuesday, October 5, to the Community Relations Office, Room207,6328 Memorial Rd., Old Administration
Building. For more information call 822-3131. The next edition of UBC Reports will be published October 15. Notices exceeding
35 words may be edited The number of items for each faculty or department will be limited to four per issue.
TUESDAY, OCT. 6   \     | WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7\
Faculty Women's Club
General Meeting. Michael Kluckner, author. Cecil Green Park House at 10am.
Call 222-1983.
Planning Lecture Series
New Towns In Britain From Howard To
Milton Keynes. John K. Billingham, planner, Milton Keynes, England. Lasserre
205 at 12:30pm. Call 822-3276.
Centre For Research In
Women's Studies Lecture
Salvaging: The Subversion Of Mainstream
Culture In Contemporary Feminist Writing. Daphne Marlatt. Family/Nutritional
Sciences 60 at 12:30pm. Call 822-9171.
Botany Seminar
Biosystematic Studies Of
The Mimulus Guttatus Spe-
cies Complex. Bev
Benedict, MSc candidate,
Botany. BioSciences 2000
from 12:30-1:30pm.   Call
Anthropology Lecture/
Kathakali: Creative And Intellectual Processes. Astad Deboo, renowned Kathakali
artist, Bombay. Museum of Anthropology
Great Hall from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
Studies Of Transient Species Using Negative lon Photodetachmemt. Dr. Daniel
Neumark, Chemistry, U. of California,
Berkeley, CA. Chemistry South Block 250
at 1pm. Refreshments at 12:50pm. Call
Astronomy Seminar
Absorption Spectra Of Dark Interstellar
Clouds. Dr. Jacek Kreiowski, Nicolaus
Copernicus U., Poland. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 2:30pm. Call 822-2696.
Oceanography Seminar Series
The General Circulation Of The Arctic
Ocean Using A Layer Model. David Holland, McGill U. BioSciences 1465 at
3:30pm. Call Susan Allen at 822-2828.
Statistics Workshop
The Secret Life Of The Reference Prior.
Dr. Bertrand Clarke, Statistics. Angus
426 at 4pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
Psychology Colloquium
Psychophysiology In The Workplace. Dr.
W. Boucsein, Wuppertal U., Germany.
Kenny 2512 at 4pm. Call 822-2755.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Identification Of Genes In A Candidate
Region For The HD Gene. Colin Collins,
graduate student, Medical Genetics. IRC
#3 from 4:30-5:30pm. Refreshments at
4:20pm. Call 822-5312.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Orthopaedic Trauma. Chair: Dr. Robert
N. Meek. Eye Care Centre Auditorium at
7am. Call 875-4646.
Wednesday Noon Hour Series
Adele Clark, soprano;
Richard Epp, piano. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm.
Admission $2. Call 822-
Psychology Lecture
The Left-Hander Syndrome. Dr. Stanley
Coren, Psychology. Bookstore at 12:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-6699/5916.
Microbiology Seminar
Phage Resistance In Streptomyces
Coelica. Dr. Carole Larty, Biotechnology
Laboratory. Wesbrook 201 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
Geography Colloquium Series
Issues Of Community Development In
Resort Settings. Allison Gill, Geography,
SFU. Geography 201 from 3:30-5pm.
Refreshments at 3:25pm. Call 822-5612.
Applied Mathematics
Option Pricing And The Modelling Of
Market Behaviour. Dr. Jack Mosevich,
Burns Fry Analytics Inc., Toronto. Mathematics 203 at 3:45pm. Call 822-4584.
Institute Of Health Promotion
Research Seminar
Social Policy In Canada. Prof. Brian
Wharf, Human/Social Development, UVic.
SFU Harbour Centre Campus from 4-
5:30pm. Call 822-2258.
Ecology Seminar
Nitrogen Dynamics In Desert Stream Ecosystems: PaftemsArxJCoritrolsAtMultiple Scales.
Nancy Grimm, Arizona State. Family/Nutritional Sciences 60 at 4:30pm. Call 822-2387.
Seminar Series
Metabotropic Effects Of Glutamate In The
Central Nervous System. Dr. Kenneth
Curry, director of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences. Family/
Nutritional Sciences 60 from 11:30am-
12:30pm. Call 822-2692.
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Jesse Read, conductor; Amanda Chan,
piano soloist. Old Auditorium at 12:30pm.
Admission free. Call 822-5574.
Geological Sciences Seminar
Peanut Butter Club. GeoSciences 330A
at 12:30pm. Refreshments follow in the
Grad Lounge (308). Call 822-2449.
Ecumenical Faculty/Staff
Lunch (by donation). Hosted by the Anglican, Lutheran/United Church Communities. Lutheran Campus Centre at12:30pm.
Call 224-1410.
Students For Forestry
Awareness Speaker Series
Future Of Our Forests. Sandy Peel, chairman, Forest Resources Commission.
MacMillan 166 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
Students Of Objectivism
The Morality Of Capitalism. Prof. John B.
Ridpafh, Economics/lntellectuaJ History, York
U, Toronto. SUB Auditorium from 12:30-
2:30pm. Admission free to students, faculty/
staff; general public $5. Discussion period
will follow. Call 224-6492.
Physics Colloquium
Global Climate Wanning - Understanding
The Physics. Gordon McBean, Oceanography. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 822-
FRIDAY, OCT. 9     j
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Pitfalls, Problems And Practical Politics In
The Paediatric Emergency Department.
Dr. D.F. Smith, assoc. prof, and medical
director, Emergency Department/General
Paediatric Clinic. G.F. Strong Auditorium
at 9am. Call 875-2118.
Chemical Engineering Weekly
Development Of A Renewable Biosensor
For Glucose Based On Enzyme-CBD
Conjugates. Michael Phelps, graduate
student, Chemical Engineering.
ChemEngineering 206 at 3:30pm. Call
Vancouver Institute Saturday
Night Lecture
Star Clusters, Stellar Evolution, And Cosmology.
Prof. Donald VandenBerg,
Physics, UVic. IRC #2 at
8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
Cecil/Ida Green Visiting
Professor Seminar
South Indian Stories Of Filicide And Devotion. Prof. David Shulman, Asian/African
Studies, Hebrew U. of Jerusalem. Asian
Centre 604 at 12:30pm. Call 822-5675.
Centre For Research In
Women's Studies Lecture
Ifs My Body And I Will Cut It If I Want Tol
Rights, Women And Elective Surgery.
Kathryn Morgan. Family/Nutritional Sciences 60 at 12:30pm. Call 822-9171.
17th Annual McCreary Lecture
The Legacy Of Chernobyl: An Epidemiological Perspective. Dr. T.W.
Anderson, prof, emeritus and former
head, Health Care/Epidemiology.
IRC #6 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
Botany Seminar
Diploid Hybrid Speciation And Its Consequences In Sunflowers (Helianthus
Spp.). Dr. Loren Rieseberg, Rancho
Santa Ana Botanic Garden. BioSciences
2000 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
Artificial Pores And Channels. Dr. Thomas
M. Fyles, Chemistry, UVic. Chemistry
South Block 250 at 1pm. Refreshments at
12:50pm. Call 822-3266.
Astronomy Seminar
Globular Clusters In Merging Galaxies.
Dr. Steven Zepf, U. of Durham. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 2:30pm. Coffee at
2pm. Call 822-2696.
Oceanography Seminar Series
Recent Observations At Cobb Seamount:
Physical/Biological Studies. Howard
Freeland, Institute of Ocean Sciences.
BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm. Call Susan
Allen at 822-2828.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar Series
Occupational Health Study Of Bakers Asthma In The Netherlands.
Marielle van Zuylen, visiting graduate student, Wageningen Agricultural
U. University Hospital Academic
Pathology G226 at 4pm. Call 822-
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Soft Tissue Reconstruction About The Knee.
Chair: Brent Graham.
Speaker: Dr. N. Carr,
Microsurgery. Eye Care
Centre Auditorium at
7am. Call 875-4646.
Worship Service
Eucharist. Celebrant, The Reverend Bud
Raymond, Anglican Chaplain. Lutheran
Campus Centre Chapel at 7:15am. Call
Cecil/Ida Green Visiting
Professor Seminar
Subjectivity And The Woman's Voice:
The Discovery Of The Individual In Pre-
Modern South India. Prof. David Shulman,
Asian/African Studies, HebrewU. of Jerusalem. Buchanan A102 at 12:30pm. Call
Wednesday Noon Hour Series
Robert Silverman, piano. Music Recital
Hall at 12:30pm. Admission $2. Call 822-
Anatomy Seminar
Caenorhabditis: A Model System For
Muscle Structure. Dr. David Baillie,
Biological Sciences, SFU. Friedman
37 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
The audited financial statements are a
public document. Copies of the University's audited financial statements have
been provided to each University Department and the University Library. For
those interested in more information than
provided in these highlights, please refer
to the copy in your department.
Table 1 describes the activities in
each of five of the seven separate funds
involved in the financial reporting of
UBC during the 1991-92 fiscal year.
Excluded are the Student Loan Fund
and Endowment Principal Fund. The
concept of fund accounting organizes
transactions so that revenues and their
related expenses are accounted for in
separate funds in accordance with objectives specified by donors, limitations
and restrictions imposed by sources
outside the University, and
determinations made by the Board of
Operations of the University Hospital, Alma Mater Society, the Aquatic
Centre, Thunderbird Winter Sports
Centre, Faculty Club, Thea Koerner
House Graduate Student Centre and
Tri-Universities Meson Facility (Triumf)
are not included in the University's financial statements.
The University's "A World of Opportunity campaign which began in January 1988 is progressing very well. When
the campaign is completed in March,
1993, $250 million in cash and pledges
will have been raised from individuals,
organizations, corporations and governments at all levels, including approximately $90 million from the Provincial Government Matching Gifts Program. The pledges will be collected
over five years with the matching gifts
from the Provincial Government collected in annual installments of about
$12 million over a period of eight years
from 1988-89 to 1995-96. The UBC
Major Campaign continues in order to
achieve this goal. The campaign funds
will provide the facilities, scholarships,
endowed chairs and equipment described in the case statement for the
"World of Opportunity" campaign.
During the year new endowments
accounts were created for scholarships/
awards as well as for specific purposes
within various departments on campus. The endowment principal funds
(scholarships) totalled $49.5 million at
year end, up $4.5 million in the year.
Other endowment principal funds increased by about $14.8 million to a total
of$114.6millionatyearend. An amount
of $9.4 million is held and managed by
the Vancouver Foundation on our behalf. Total endowment principal funds,
including those held at the Vancouver
Foundation, have grown from $92.6
million to $173.5 million since fiscal
1986-87. Table 2 displays the changes
over this time period. Much of the large
increase has been funded by the World
of Opportunity Campaign.
(thousands of dollars)
General Purpose
Revenue and other additions
. Government grants and contracts
Government of Canada
$           5.563
$         81,125
$                           $
%          86.792           $
Province or British Columbia
Other governments
Student fees - Credit
Student fees - Non-credit
Bequests, donations and nongovernment grants
Sales and services
Income from Investments
Expenses and other deductions
Salahes. Academic
- Student services
13 825
Travel, fieid trips, moving
Library acquisitions
Operational supplies and expenses
Furniture and equipment
Renovations and Alterations
Scholarships, fellowships and bursahes
Professional fees
Grants to other agenles
Cost ot goods sold
Debt servicing
Building contracts
Internal cost recovehes
External cost recovehes
Net change in the year
.    14,928
Transfers and appropriations
Expended from prior years' appropriations (Statement 2)
Interfund transfers
Appropriations for the year (Statement 2)
Net Increase (decrease) during the year
-       (3.440)
Unappropriated Fund balance, beginning of year
Unappropriated Fund balance, end of year
$          (1,289)
$         29,608
%          35.566
$           1,384          $
$         72,988          $_
The Master Plan for the campus
initiated in 1990 has progressed to the
final draft stage. It is anticipated the
Plan will be formally approved in the fall
of 1992. The Plan, the most ambitious
and comprehensive in the University's
history, sets the stage for the implementation of the current capital and
campaign projects, as well as future undefined capital projects. The
Plan takes advantage of the current
building program in order to complete the academic campus and,
concurrently, to solve existing major functional, orientation, and circulation inadequacies. The Plan is
intended to provide a coherent
framework for the integration of
space, infrastructure, and service
needs in a manner which maximizes
the funds available to the University. The Plan is intended to provide
comprehensive guidelines for ongoing development to the campus.
The projects sited in the current
draft include academic, research,
housing, cultural, library, recreational, parking and service facilities. Some of these projects are
already completed, some are in the
design stage and others remain to
be planned. The Master Plan will
proceed this fall with an analysis
and proposal for future development
guidelines for the central, southern
and eastern portions of the campus.
First drafts of these guidelines will
be presented in January, 1993.
The UBC Real Estate Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of
the University. The principal objective of the Corporation is to take
responsible and pragmatic steps to
make good use of the University's
land holdings not required for academic needs in the foreseeable future, to improve UBC's long-term
capital and endowment programs.
One of its projects is the development of the Hampton Place property at
the corner of Wesbrook Mall and 16th
Avenue. The first phase includes an 86
unit apartment/townhome development
called Thames Court which was completed in June, 1992. Twenty units are
presently occupied. The second phase
of the Hampton Place project was successfully tendered in the summer of
1991. The West Hampstead project is
being built in this phase. Construction
of this 73 unit apartment/townhome
development started in the fall of 1991.
It is expected to be completed in the
summer of 1993. A third project, titled
St! James House, was leased in the
spring of 1992. It consists of 147 low-
rise apartment units. Completion of this
project is expected in the summer of
In addition to the Hampton Place
development, the Real Estate Corporation has undertaken a number of
projects related to the University's real
estate holdings. It managed the construction of a 115 unit apartment building for faculty and staff, called Acadia
House and Sopron House which was
completed in the summer of 1991.
A project to improve the efficiency of
the Student Information System was
completed during the year. These improvements plus limits on the amount
of TELEREG use per student, have
reduced overall systems load to acceptable levels during the peak registration periods. The integrated human
resources system (IHRIS) was installed
in May, 1992. This phase includes
appointment and payroll processing,
benefits administration and human resource information for faculty, staff and
student employees. Upgrades to our
distributed computing and telecommunication's capabilities were also put in
place to support the new technology
associated with IHRIS. Work on the
functional requirements of the new
Pension Administration System continued. Package selection and installation is scheduled for the spring of 1993.
A new electronic interface between the
Purchasing and Financial Records Systems was installed to allow the university to accept electronic 'invoices' from UNIVERSITY     OF     BRITISH     COLUMBIA
Table 2
Schedule of Endowment Principal Funds
as at March 31
(thousands of dollars)
29,845   $
34,043   $
36,046   $
40,543   $
45,043   $
Agricultural Science
Applied Science
Commerce & Business Admin.
Graduate Studies
.-     312
Library & Archival
Pharmaceutical Sciences
University Press
President's Fund
•   1,046
'   4,481
Vancouver Foundation
$        92,593  $      106,714  $
* From 1987 -1992, (tie University endowment fund has increased by $81 million.
113,558  $
129,966  $
152,302   $
173,491   *
The majority of this
was received through the World of Opportunity Campaign.
Total Revenue by So
for the year ended March 31,
(millions of dollars)
Government of BC 349 (51.6%)
^^^^^^^^^^H -•■ N.    ^**^^
J     Loans 2'3 (3 4%)
^B    Investment income 29
(4 3%)
Government of Canada 87 (12.9%)     ^
Non-government grants 43
Sales &           Student fees 69 (10.2%
services 77 (11.4%)
Total Revenue $677
outside vendors of courier services.
This will speed up payment and help
reduce the workload in our invoice
processing area. During the fall of
1992 we will be installing a pilot electronic data interchange (EDI) interface
with two of our major suppliers. This
will allow us to receive invoices electronically instead of on paper, resulting
in substantial reductions in processing
time and costs.
Effective April, 1992, after consultation with the Terry Fox Foundation and
Burroughs Wellcome Inc., the University agreed to take over the operation of
the Biomedical Research Centre. The
Centre is located on campus and is on
the leading edge of cancer research.
The ownership of all shares of BR Centre Ltd. has been transferred to the
University. BR Centre Ltd. will operate
as a separate entity, with the University
acting as its agent in conducting research and development.
Table 1 shows the total revenue and
expenses of all five funds by object of
General Purpose Operating Fund
Revenue by Source
for the year ended March 31,1 992
(millions of dollars)
Other 7
Government of BC 260
Credit fees 52
Non-credit fees 15
Total General Purpose Operating Fund Revenue $334
revenue and expenses. Total revenue
for all funds was $677.1 million, up
$74.0 million from last year. Total
salaries and benefits were $377.1 million, an increase of $32.6 million.
Table 3 shows the breakdown of
total revenue by source. The Provincial government, through its general
operating grant and through research
and other direct grants provides over
half of the total revenue.
The University combines the operations of the UBC Real Estate Corporation, UBC Research Enterprises, the
San Rafael Research Foundation, Cedar Lodge Society, Peter Wall Foundation and the American Foundation in its
financial statements. These operations
generated revenues totalling $8.1 million during the year. The Real Estate
Corporation accounted for $7.3 million
of this amount.
Table 4 shows the General Purpose
Operating Fund Revenue by Source.
The revenue and expenses used in the
general operations of the University
are accounted for in this fund. Operating income for 1991 -92 increased over
1990-91 by $31.6 million resulting primarily from increases in Provincial
grants of $23.3 million and credit student fee revenue of $5.6 million.
Total expenses in the General Purpose Operating Fund were $328.0 million. This is up $20.6 million, with $15.4
million of the increase attributable to
salaries and benefits. The University's
operating surplus for the year was
$800,000 which reduced the operating
deficit from $2.1 million at the start of
the year to $1.3 million. The accumulated deficit of $1.3 million will be eliminated as a first charge against operating income in 1992-93.
Table 5 shows a five year comparison of the percent of funds spent on
Academic and Support Services. It
shows that the distribution between
academic and support services has
remained fairly consistent over this time
period. Academic has varied from a
low of 72.4% in 1987-88 to a high of
73.4% in 1991-92. Support services
have shown a general decline over the
past years from a high of 27.6% in
1987-88 to, in 1991 -92, its lowest level
in 5 years of 26.6%.
Table 6 shows a comparison of the
number of full-time equivalent (FTE)
students attending the University over
the past five years. The FTE represents the number of students on campus expressed as a fraction of a full-
time load. Both undergraduate and
graduate FTEs have increased significantly over the past 5 years - undergraduates by 10.5% and graduate students by 28.2%.
The Canadian Institute of Chartered
Accountants made changes in the generally accepted accounting principles
applicable to not-for-profit organizations
such as universities, hospitals, municipalities and schools. These changes
took effect in the 1990-91 fiscal year. In
our case, these changes affected the
accrual of costs for faculty early retirement agreements and vacation pay for
staff. Previous to 1990-91, these were
recognized as expenses when paid. In
1990-91, in order to avoid a.qualified
audit.opinion, the University recorded
these as liabilities. These changes in
accounting principles have provoked a
significant amount of debate in the
University community in Canada as
they tend to obscure the true financial
picture of Universities. As a result, in
1991-92 the University went back to the
pre-1990-91 method of reporting these
in the notes to the financial statements
and our auditors qualified their opinion
for these two items.
The revenues and expenditures for
projects, stipulated by donors and income earned on the Endowment Principal Fund are included in this fund.
Trust fund revenue was $26.2 million UNIVERSITYOF     BRITISH     COLUMBIA
Table 5
General Purpose Operating Fund
Academic and Support Expenditures
72.4% 72.6% 733x 72.5% 734X
Continuing   Education
Faculties   and   Academic   Services
,   Support   Services
-'   and  Student   Aid
* *
,  k i
,tft 1
,* v* •.*■
:   includai   Libri
12 1987/88 1988/89 1989/90 1990/91
m.   Plant   Operation*.   Extarnal   Affaire,   and  Ganatal   Expemi
Table 6
Full-Time Equivalent Students
1987/88    1988/89    1989/90    1990/91     1991/92
1987/88 1988/89 1989/90 1990/91  1991/92
and Endowment Fund investment income was $19.6 million for a total of
$45.8 million. This is an increase in
total income of $8.8 million from 1990-
91. The majority of the increase results
from a $6.5 million increase in invest--
ment income in the Endowment Fund.
Table 7 shows the Sponsored Research Funtl Revenue by Source. This
fund includes amounts specifically identified for research grants and contracts
or related activities as provided by government granting agencies, research
institutes and other public and private
agencies. Sponsored Research Revenue has increased from $71.5 million
in 1987-88 to $126.7 million this year.
Of the $126.7 million, the University
distributed $13.9 million to other institutions. These funds were distributed
under agreements with the federal government, whereby the University is the
administrative head of a network of
research and a portion of the research
is undertaken at other institutions and
Ancillary enterprises provide goods
and services to trie University community and are expected to operate on a
break-even basis. Total income for the
ancillary enterprises was $76.0 million,
an increase of 4.3% over 1990-91. Included are the Bookstore, Food Services, Housing and Conferences, Parking Services, Tennis Centre, Athletics
and Sport Services, UBC Press, Media
Services, the Educational Measurement
Research Group and Telecommunications and Computer Maintenance. The
University Research Farm at Oyster
River, which in prior years was accounted for in the Ancillary Enterprises
Fund, was moved in 1991-92 to the
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences in the
General Purpose Operating Fund.
Housing and Conferences has assumed responsibility for several new
areas during the year and also carried
out several major projects. The Department took on the responsibility for
management of the existing, non-profit
child care centres which chose to remain in University buildings. Nine centres transferred management to the
University. Two new centres were also
opened giving the University a total of
257 spaces for children in the centres.
The University Apartments is a new
operation managed by Housing and
Conferences which opened on September 1,1991. There are a total of 115
units in the facility designated for transitional housing for newly recruited faculty and staff moving to the lower mainland from outside the region. It has
been so successful that plans are
underway to build a second facility totalling 150 units.
Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan collaborated with UBC on a joint
program which included the construction of a new student residence building
to be shared by 100 Ritsumeikan students, who would be registered at UBC
in a study abroad program each year,
and 100 UBC students. The new building, called Ritsumeikan-UBC House,
was fully occupied in April, 1992.
. A major planning document on future student housing was accepted by
the Board of Governors in April, 1991
as an appendix to the Campus Plan.
The Thunderbird Housing project has
sprung out of this report. This major
construction project will be located on
Thunderbird Boulevard between East
and West Mall. When completed, together with the Green College project
of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the
University's student housing capacity
will reach the goal of 25% of the student
body. This project is expected to be
completed by September, 1994.
The University's parking operations
have undergone significant changes in
recent years. With development on campus making efficient use of space a
priority and with demands for parking
increasing as the University community grows, Parking Services has em-
Sponsored Research Fund
Revenue by Source
for the year ended March 31,1992
(millions of dollars)
Government of Canada 81
Government of BC 16
Other 2
Foundations 16
Industry 12
Total Sponsored Research Fund Revenue $127
barked on a switch away from surface
parking towards multi-level parkades.
Construction on the fourth such parkade
on campus commenced during the year,
with completion expected by the start
of classes in September.
The Bookstore operation has made
great improvements in the past year
earning a surplus of $300,000 during the
year thereby reducing its accumulated
deficit from $1.2 million to $900,000.
Improvements were achieved through
close control over expenditures and
through the ongoing review of product
lines to limit unprofitable items in stock.
The Health Sciences bookstore in the
Medical Student Alumni Centre at Vancouver General Hospital has firmly established itself in the medical community
both on and off campus and is currently
contributing to the overall bookstore operation.
The capital fund consists of gifts,
grants, interest and authorized capital borrowing received for the pur
pose of acquiring capital assets including those pertaining to ancillary
enterprises. Capital fund revenue
increased by $27.4 million. This
consisted primarily of loans totalling $22.8 million which were used
to finance in whole or in part several
projects underway on campus, such
as the West Parkade, the University
Apartments, Ritsumeikan/UBC
House, and the new restaurant facility in the David Lam Management
Research Centre.
Expenses increased by $30.2 million,
$25.3 million of this coming in the building contract category. Many of these
capital projects are being funded through
the proceeds of the Major Fund Raising
Campaign. Building projects completed
during the year include the David Lam
Management Research Centre, the National Centres of Excellence Laboratories addition to the Bookstore building,
Ritsumeikan/UBC House, the University
Housing project and the University Services Building. Significant expenditures
have also been incurred on the Brock
Memorial Hall addition, the First Nations
Longhouse, and the West Campus
Parkade which were all in progress atthe
Your comments should be sent by
November 2,1992 to:
Dean Nancy Sheehan, Chair
Task Force on Counselling and Related Services for Women Students
Faculty of Education
2125 Main Mall
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z5
Terms of Reference*
Experience at most Canadian universities indicates that, in general, the severity, nature and type of counselling
concerns presented by university students has been increasing and changing in recent years. Women, persons
with disabilities and those belonging to
visible and ethnic minorities frequently
present issues in personal counselling
which are particular to their gender and
social/cultural background. At UBC,
over the past several years, concerns
have been expressed about the range,
level and depth of counselling and related services offered to women students. The Vice President, Student and
Academic Services, has therefore decided to establish a task force with the
following terms of reference.
• Identify the full range of agencies,
programs/services that fall within the
continuum of interpersonal interactions
commonly referred to as "counselling"
that are available to women students
and that address the particular concerns of women.
• Identify appropriate/necessary training and qualifications of the professional
staff providing "counselling" program/
services to women, as well as the operating and ethical standards, procedures
and policies for the delivery of the services.
• Examine the concerns expressed
by individuals/groups regarding the
range, level, depth, and amount of "counselling" services available to and for
women students at.UBC, and if feasible,
examine current uses of such services.
• Terms of Reference are abbreviated here. Complete copies can be
made available on request.
Services Available
Presently, students on campus can
access counselling services through
several d:fferent offices and agencies.
A wide range of counselling, advising,
support and therapy is available to deal
with concerns or problems in students'
academic, personal, career, and financial lives. Both forma) and informal
avenues of help are available. While not
complete, the following list provides
some examples of the services offered.
October 1, 1992
Dear Colleagues:
I have been asked to chair a task force established by the Vice President, Student
and Academic Services. The purpose of this task force is to investigate counselling
and related services for women students. As part of this task, I am inviting you to
provide information about your experiences or perceptions of counselling services
for women students.
Students who have direct experience might comment on services you have
consulted and what your experience was. The task force is particularly, though not
exclusively, interested in hearing about experiences relating to ethnicity, gender,
age, sexual orientation or disabilities.
Students who have not availed themselves of the services are also welcome to
respond to this request. It would be helpful to know, for example, why you have
not consulted these services and what your perception is of their availability and
Faculty and staff who may informally offer advice to women students are asked
to relate these experiences for the benefit ofthe task force. Do you have occasion
to refer students to counselling services? What is your perception of their value
and availability?
As much information as you are willing to provide would be helpful, including
your age, sex, number of years at UBC and any other specific details. Provision
of this information is entirely voluntary and you may be assured that, if desired,
anonymity will be maintained.
I look forward to hearing from you and to the task ahead.
Yours sincerely,
Nancy M. Sheehan
The Student Counselling & Resources Centre offers a variety of services to the undergraduate and graduate
students of UBC. Counselling services
are provided for able and disabled
women and men with personal, relationship, family, marital, cross-cultural, educational, and career concerns. Personal counselling is also provided for
students with their partners and/or families.
The Women Students' Office mandate is to provide general awareness
workshops and programs, counselling
services to women students, and to
serve in an advocacy role by identifying
issues and working toward organizational change. Staff are available to
assist, advise and consult with the administration and faculty on responding
to the changing needs of women students. The office provides information
and research on a variety of issues.
Student Health Service is available
to all students registered for credit
courses. It provides many services,
including care of illness or injury, preventive medicine, counselling and antigen and immunization administration
and, where required, can arrange for
hospitalization. The department collaborates with other student services in
promoting health awareness and informing the campus community on matters
such as AIDS and substance abuse.
Residence Advisors in Student
Housing serve 4,300 residents in the
single student residences and 530 fami
lies in the family housing community at
UBC. Residence Advisors act as "peer
counsellors," providing a caring, listening ear for residents' academic and personal concerns. Resident Advisors also
will refer problems to professional resources (Student Counselling, Women
Students' Office, Health Services, or
International House) on campus.
The Office of Awards and Financial
Aid administers two programs: one
designed to recognize academic
achievement through prizes and scholarships, the other to help students in
financial need through a system of bursaries and loans.
International students are given a
place to meet and to receive advice and
assistance at International House. Built
almost 30 years ago with the assistance
of Rotary International, the facilities have
been a gathering place and a focal point
for assistance for students from all parts
of the world.
The Disability Resource Centre was
established in 1990 to facilitate the development of programs and initiatives
which foster the participation of disabled
persons in post-secondary institutions.
The Centre's role is to promote the full
involvement of students, faculty, staff
and visitors with disabilities within post-
secondary institutions.
Advice and protective measures are
available to anyone from the Sexual
Harassment Office. Procedures are
established forfiling and reviewing complaints, mediating complaints, and setting up formal hearings. Sexual Harassment Policy Advisors are available for
support and counselling.
The mandate of the First Nations
House of Learning is to make the
University's vast resources more accessible to B.C.'s first people, and to
improve the University's ability to meet
the needs of First Nations.
The Women's Resource Centre is
in operation six days a week for personal or career counselling on a drop-in
basis. Under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist, trained peer counsellors from varied backgrounds (many
of whom are UBC alumni) are available
to assess, counsel, and provide information and referrals. Professional counsellors are available by paid appointment.
The UBC Reading, Writing and
Study Skills Centre offers a variety of
non-credit courses for students and others who wish to improve their learning
and communication skills for academic,
professional or personal reasons. Operated through Continuing Education,
the Centre's services are not offered on
a one-to-one basis, but rather through
scheduled group sessions.
Undergraduate students are represented by the Alma Mater Society and
graduate students by the Graduate Student Society. The former has an
Ombudsperson to whom students can
refer problems. Each organization has
limited resources, but offers support
and refers students to other units where
problems are identified.
Theological Colleges and the University Chaplains on campus offer
personal and spiritual counselling.
List of Task Force Members:
Dr. Susan Penfold
Rev. Bill Wiegert
Ms. Liz Van Assum
Faculty of Medicine
Lutheran Centre
AMS Student
Children's Hospital
Dr. Judith Myers
Dr. Carolyn Larsen
Ms. Elizabeth Montague
Faculty of Science
Past Director
Graduate Student
Student Counselling
Department of Social and
University of Calgary
Educational Studies
Dr. Tannis Williams
Department of Psychology
Dr. Margaret Fulton
Dr. Nancy M. Sheehan
Past Director
Women Students' Office
Dean, Faculty of Education
Dr. Robin Percival Smith
Past Director
Student Health Services UBCREPORTS October 1.1992      5
October 4 -
October 17
Microbiology Seminar
Structure-Function Relationships In
Cellulases. Dr. Peter Tomme, Microbiology. Wesbrook 201 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-3308.
Geography Colloquium Series
Influence Of Avalanche Snow Transport
On Snowmelt Runoff From High-Mountain Basins. Fes de Scally, Geography,
Okanagan University College. Geography 201 from 3:30-5pm. Refreshments at
3:25pm. Gall 822-5612.
Applied Mathematics
Describing Density-Dependent Swarming
With Continuum Equations (PDE's). Dr.
Danny Grunbaum, Zoology, U. of Washington, Seattle, WA. Mathematics 203 at
3:45pm. Call 822-4584.
Ecology Seminar -
The Evolution Of Eusociality In Australian
GallThrips. Bernie Crespi, SFU. Family/
Nutritional Sciences 60 at 4:30pm. Call
Seminar Series
Deuterium: A Novel Tool For The Study Of
Human Cholesterol Synthesis And
Lipogesiesis^ Dr Peter-Jones, director,
Human Nutrition, School of Family/Nutritional Sciences. Family/Nutri. Sciences
60 from 11:30am-12:30pm. Call 822-
Geological Sciences Seminar
Hydrocarbon Exploration Applications Of
Remote Sensing.^ Fonz Dekker, Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists.
GeoSciences 330A at 12:30pm. Refreshments follow in the Grad Lounge (308).
►**■      Call 822-2449.
Students For Forestry
Awareness Speaker Series
Never Under The Table: Forest Policy In
BC. Joe Gamer, author, retired logger.
MacMillan 166 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
Arts One - Lectures In The
Encountering New World Civilizations: The
Aztec And Maya On The Eve Of Conquest. Dr. Michael Blake, Anthropology.
Arts One Blue Room from 1 -2:30pm. Call
Immunology Seminar Series
Signal Transduction By
Tyrosine Phosphorylation
In Vetebrates And Flies.
Dr. Jonathan Cooper, Fred
Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre, Seattle,
WA. BioMed Research Centre Seminar
Room at 4pm. Call 822-3308.
Physics Colloquium
Neural Networks. Geoff Hinton, U. of
Toronto. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 822-
The Anglican Community Fall
Seminar Series
Shamanism: The Original Catholic Religion.
Prof. Robin Ridington, Anthropology. Scarfe
206 at 4:30pm. Call 224-1410.
Health Sciences Student
Research Forum
Oral And Poster Presentations Of Scientific Work. Chair: Dr. Bernard
Bressler, assoc. vice president, Research. Speakers: Ms. Carolyn Anglin,
Ms. Rhea Joseph. IRC Lobby/Seminar
Room and Lecture Hall #6 from 5-8pm.
Call 822-8633.
Distinguished Artists Series
Kathleen Rudolph, flute; Rena Sharon,
piano. Music Recital Hall at 8pm. Adults
$14, students/seniors $7. Call 822-5574.
FRIDAY, OCT. 16    |
UBC/VGH Fall Clinical Day
Ageing Of The Eye And The Challenge Of
Its Clinical Consequences. Profs. Ronald/
Barbara E.K. Klien, Ophthalmology, U. of
Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Eye Care Centre Auditorium from 8am-4pm. Call 875-
Paediatrics Resident Case
CPC. Dr. Deborah McFadden. G.F.
Strong Auditorium at 9am. Call A.C.
Ferguson at 875-2118.
Cecil/Ida Green Visiting
Professor Seminar
Songs of The Tanjavur Courtesans: Erotic
Mysticism IrtTelugu. Prof. David Shulman,
Asian/African Studies, Hebrew U. of Jerusalem. Buchanan A102 at 12:30pm. Call
Chemical Engineering Weekly
Dynamic Simulation And Control Of A
Brown Stock Washing Plant. Xiahong
Wang, graduate student, Chemical Engineering. ChemEngineering206at3:30pm.
Call 822-3238.
Vancouver Institute Saturday
Night Lecture
Playing Dice With God:
Myths Of Siva And The
Feminine. Prof. David
Shulman, Asian/African
Studies, Hebrew U. of Jerusalem. IRC#2at8:15pm.
Call 822-3131.
South Asian Colloquium Of
The Pacific Northwest
Speakers include: South Asianist scholars from UBC, U. ofWashington, Hebrew
U. of Jerusalem/Delhi. Anthropology/Sociology 207/209 from 9am-5pm. Call 822-
Cecil/Ida Green Visiting
Professor Seminar
Vysa's Curse On Benares: Pilgrimage As
Exile. Prof. David Shulman, Asian/African Studies, Hebrew U. of Jerusalem.
Anthropology/Sociology 207/209 at
10:15am. Call 822-4359.
Rhodes Scholarships
Application forms for 1993 are now available in the UBC Awards Office. Deadline
for completed applications is Oct. 23,
Call For Comments On
Women Student Services
Task Force On The Provision Of Counselling
And Related Services For Women Students
invite students/faculty/staff to submit comments about their experiencea'pereeptions
of women's services on campus to Chair
Dean Nancy Sheehan, Education, by Monday, November 2. Call 822-6239.
UBC Speakers Bureau
Would your group like to
know more about topics
ranging from dolphins to
Choose from more than
400 topics. Call 822-6167
(24 hr. ans. machine).
Alma Mater Society Trade
The AMS Computing For Radical Academics show. SUB Ballroom on Oct. 7-8 from
10am-4pm. Admission free. Call822-3456.
AMS Forum On Education
President D.W.Strangway, Jim Griffiths of
UVic, Madeline Maclvor from End Legislated Poverty and Dr. Tom Perry, minister of
Advanced Education join other noted speakers to discuss post-secondary education
issues. Consecutive Tuesdays, October 6,
Auditorium. Call 822-2050.
Executive Programmes
Business seminars: Oct. 8-9: Assertiveness for Managers, $495; Self-Managing
Work Teams, $795. Oct. 15-16: Financial
Statement Analysis for the Non-Accountant, $595. Call 822-8400.
Professional Development For
Language Teachers
Four-part Saturday morning series on Managing the Language Classroom and evening
workshops including Teaching in the Pacific
Rim,Oct.13-Nov.24. Call 222-5208.
Humanities/Film Studies
Opening To Art. Lori Goldberg, internationally-known Vancouver artist. Saturday/Sunday, Oct. 17/18, Lasserre 204
from9:30am-4:30pm. Fee: $150, includes
materials. Call 222-5261.
Fine Arts Gallery
Return To Brutopia: Eric Metcalfe. Until
Oct. 17. Tues.-Fri. from 10am-5pm. Saturdays 12-5pm. Free admission. Main
Library. Call 822-2759.
St. John Ambulance Safety
From the Health Science Co-ordinator for
UBC students, Saturdays in February.
Safety Oriented First Aid (SOFA): 8 hours,
$35. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
(CPR): 4.5 hours, $25. Fees due at time
of registration, Oct. 6/7 in IRC 400 from
10:30am-2:30pm. Call 822-5083.
Volunteer Opportunity
University Hospital
UBC Site invites friendly help to join the
Volunteer Services group to staff the gift
shop, visit patients and participate in other
programs. Call Dianne at 822-7384.
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 and graduate students working on
research problems. Forms for appointments available in Ponderosa Annex C-
210. Call 822-4037.
Surplus Equipment Recycling
Facility (SERF)
Disposal of all surplus items. Currently
offering apartment size, working refrigerators for $50. Every Wednesday, 12-5pm.
Task Force Bldg., 2352 Health Sciences
Mall. Call Rich at 822-2813/2582.
Fitness Appraisal
Administered by Physical
Education and Recreation
through the John M.
Buchanan Fitness and Research Centre. Students$40,
others $50. Call 822-4356.
Psychiatry Research Studies
Medication Treatment For People With
Depression. Call Annie Kuan/Dr. R. A.
Remick at 822-7321.
Medication Treatment For People With
Winter Depression. CallArvinderGrewal/
Dr. R. Urn at 822-7321.
Checking And Cleaning 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
Diet Composition/Muscle
Function Study
Healthy, non-smoking, sedentary males,
18-35 years needed for 2 testing periods,
10-12 days each. Metabolic rate, body
composition and muscle function tested.
All meals provided; must be consumed at
Family/Nutritional Sciences Building. Call
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-
Heart/Lung Response Study
Atrestandduringexercise. Vokjnteersaged
35 years and more and of all fitness levels
required. No maximal testing; scheduled at
your convenience. Call Marijke Dallimore,
School of Rehab. Medicine, 822-7708.
Memory Study
Interested participants ages 18-75 invited
to test as part of a study on self-rated and
objective memory testing. Call Dina, Psychology, University Hospital, UBC Site at
Retirement Study
Women concerned about retirement
planning needed for an 8-week Retirement Preparation seminar. Call Sara
Cornish in Counselling Psychology at
Jock Itch Study
Volunteers 18-65 years of age are needed
to attend 5 visits over an 8-week period.
Honorarium: $100 to be paid upon completion. Call Dermatology at 874-6181.
Stress/Blood Pressure Study
Learn how your body responds to stress.
Call Dr. Wolfgang Linden in Psychology at
Faculty/Staff Non-Contact
Facuftyfetaff members over 50 years of age
and interested in playing recreational, non-
contact hockey are invited to come to the
UBC arena on Monday evenings from 5:15-
6:30pm. Call Lew Robinson at 224-4785.
Late Afternoon Curling
Space available at Thunderbird Winter
Sports Centre from 5-7:15pm. Beginners
and experienced cutlers welcome. Phone
Alex at 738-7698 or Paul (evenings) at
Pacific Spirit Regional Park
Autumn program brochures are now available for all-ages as well as children's
recreational/nature-study outings. Pick
up from the Park Centre at 16th, west of
Blanca or the GVRD main office in Burnaby.
Call 432-6350.
Botanical Garden
Opendailyfrom 10am-6pm.
Free admission Wednesday until Oct. 8; free admission every day after
Oct. 8. Call 822-4208.
ubc Repairs
Nine for paid advertisements for
ober 15 issue is noon, October
nformation or to place an
phone 822-3131
ad, 6    UBCREPORTS October 1,1992
Education helps
check harassment
Educating faculty, staff and students is essential to reducing the incidence of sexual harassment on campus, concludes a brief by UBC's
Sexual Harassment Policy Office.
The report estimates that more
than 3,000 members of the campus
community have been reached by the
education program developed by the
office, which opened in 1989.
UBC's policy on sexual harassment, in effect since 1987, provides
for handling complaints and imposing discipline, consistent with the
British Columbia Human Rights
"Because prevention is the key to
dealing with sexual harassment, we
have made every effort to educate
the campus in traditional and innovative ways," said Margaretha Hoek,
UBC's sexual harassment policy
The brief cites the success, both on
and off campus, of the No/Yes Theatre group which was created last-year
by students who write and perform
skits about sexual harassment issues.
Seminars, video presentations and
written materials complete the educational program.
A new project focusing on the
educational and counselling needs of
international students regarding
sexual harassment situations is currently being developed.
During the past three years, more
than 400 complainants have used
the services of the Sexual Harassment Policy Office. Hoek said the
caseload has increased steadily each
year from 30 in 1989 to 157 in 1991,
with complaints which range from
those about offensive graffiti and
jokes to sexual assault. The office
receives, on average, 16 new cases
each month.
Photo by Martin Dee
Media maelstrom
Constitutional Affairs Minister Joe Clark pitched the merits ofthe currentconstitutionalaccordat UBC's
Faculty of Law last month. An attentive crowd of close to 300 law students and a pack of broadcast and
print journalists questioned the minister on the federal government's proposal
Calendar of UBC Events
UBC is celebrating Festival Hong Kong 92 with Vancouver during October. Why not plan to attend some of the exciting and interesting
events, lectures and demonstrations offered on campus. For more information call the Community Relations Office at 822-2028
October 18:4:30 - 5:30 pm
Museum of Anthropology,
Ceramics Gallery Lobby
Festival Hong Kong 92
The public is invited to a
reception in honour of Festival
Hong Kong 92 contributors and
visiting specialists.
October 22 through November
4: every day from 10:00 am to
4:30 pm\
UBC Asian Centre, Auditorium
Hang Seng Bank Chinese
Coin Collection
One of the most comprehensive private collections in
existence. Comprised of over
5,000 treasured items dating
back 3,600 years, the collection offers an insight into the
cultural, social and economic
development of China.
Free admission
October 10 - November 15
Museum of Anthropology
Photo Exhibit
Contrasts: Hong Kong's New
Territories in the 20th Century
Shows the dramatic contrasts
in the New Territories between
the old and the new, the urban
and the rural. Also on display
at the Chinese Cultural Centre.
Free with museum admission
October 10- mid-November
Museum of Anthropology,
Gallery 5
Possessions from the Past
Features traditional tools,
utensils and clothing of the
people of Hong Kong.
Free with museum admission.
October 10: 2:00 pm
Museum of Anthropology, Great
Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
A 15-member ensemble will   ^
give a short concert of traditional Chinese music and
informative introduction to the
musical pieces and instruments.
Free with museum admission
October 16: 8:00 pm
Museum of Anthropology,
Theatre Gallery
Multimedia Production
Vivre Visa
A multimedia production of
skits, movements, music and
video conceived and presented by a group of. foreign
students from Hong Kong
focusing on their feelings as
"visa students."
Tickets are $7 adult, $5
student or senior, $4 MOA or
Chinese Cultural Centre
member. Call 822-5394 to
purchase tickets.
October 17z 7:30 pm
Museum of Anthropology, Great
Play Production
Enchanted Sunset
The Vancouver premiere of a 3-
act play by Hong Kong playwright Yuen Lup Fun, employs
both Western and Chinese
staging techniques to produce
theatrical effects seldom seen in
Tickets are $8 adult,
$6 student or senior, $5 MOA
or Chinese Cultural Centre
member.  Call 822-5394 to
purchase tickets.
(Also plays at Chinese
Cultural Centre on October
30 at 7:30 pm.   For additional information and tickets, call the Centre at 687-
October 13:2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
UBC Graduate Student Centre,
Exhibition and Presentation
Opportunhtes in Higher Education in Hong Kong
Representatives from Hong
Kong's higher education
insititutions showcase their
exciting plans and opportunities for collaborative research and academic exchanges between Canada
and Hong Kong.
Presentation at 2:15 pm.
October 17: 1:00 pm
Museum of Anthropology,
Theatre Gallery
Popular Chinese Religious
Practices in Hong Kong and
Lecture by Dr. Thomas In-Sing
Leung, Academic Director, Chinese
Studies Program, Regent College,
Vancouver, B.C.
Free with museum admission.
October 17: 2:00 pm
Museum of Anthropology,
Theatre Gallery
Foods for Worship, Celebration
and Daily Life in Hong Kong
and Vancouver
Slide lecture by Dr. Elizabeth
Johnson, Curator of Ethnology,
UBC Museum of Anthropology.
Free with museum admission
October 17: 3:00 pm
Museum of Anthropology, Great
Demonstration of Festive
Paul Yeung, Cultural Program
Coordinator, Chinese Cultural
Centre, will explain and demonstrate the familiar lion dance, and
introduce less familiar dances such
as the dragon and unicorn.
Free with museum admission.
October 18: 1:00 pm
Museum of Anthropology,
Theatre Gallery
A New Look at Hong Kong Studies
Mr. S.Y. Yim, Curator, Museum's
Section, Regional Services Department of Hong Kong, wiH discuss the
implications and challenges of
working in Hong Kong Studies.
Free with museum admission.
October 18:2:00 pm
Museum of Anthropology,, ...„-
Theatre Gallery
Stories Behind the Exhibits
Through slides, Dr. Elizabeth
Johnson, Curator of Ethnology, UBC Museum of Anthropology, will introduce some of
the places and people, and
discuss some of the shared
experiences during the
preparation of the exhibits
Contrasts and Possessions
from the Past.
Free with museum admission.
October 18: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Museum of Anthropology,
Theatre Gallery
Hakka Architecture - Tradition and Preservation
Lecture by Professor David
Lung, Department of Architecture, Hong Kong University.
Co-sponsored with the UBC
School of Architecture.
Free with museum admission.
October 11: 1:30 - 4:30 pm
War Memorial Gym
Badminton and Wushu
B.C.'s best Badminton
athletes will compete against
world ranked players from
Hong Kong.  Demonstrations
of the sport of wushu will also
be offered.
Free admission.
October 18
UBC Botanical Garden
Special guided tours of UBC's
Asian Garden are offered at
10:30 am and 1:30 pm.
Admission is free. UBC REPORTS October 1,1992
Bellward named to toxicology network
Gail Bellward, a professor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, has
been appointed to
the Expert Advisory
Committee of the
Canadian Network
of Toxicology Centres.
The network was
established in 1988
to address Canada's
national and regional needs in understanding toxic substances.
The committee assesses the progress of
and reviews network research programs,
and advises on science and research programs, as well as on priorities and research
Committee members are drawn from the
international scientific community.
Bellward, a graduate of UBC, was first
appointed to the Faculty of Pharmaceutical
Sciences in 1966. She was recently ap-
pointed to the Science Council of British Columbia.
Nancy Sheehan has been reappointed to a
second six-year term as dean of the Faculty of
Sheehan, a native of Halifax, received her
BA B.Ed, at Mount Saint Vincent University
before completing an M.Ed, at the University of
Calgary and a PhD at the University of Alberta.
She was associate dean for academic programs in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary before joining UBC as dean of
the Faculty of Education in 1987.
Sheehan serves on the editorial board of the
Canadian Journal of Higher Education, the steering committee of the Canadian Association of
Deans of Education and is in her third two-year
term on the council of the British Columbia
College of Teachers.
An educational historian, her research focuses on the influence of women's and children's organizations on the school and school
Michael Kelly, director of Athletic and Sport
Facilities, has been honored as a Certified Facilities Executive (CFE) by the International
Association of Auditorium Managers (IAAM).
The CFE designation is the facility management industry' s mark of excellence and achievement.
The IAAM's voluntary certification program
was initiated in 1976 to recognize professional
excellence in the management of public assembly facilities.
Davida  Kidd,   a
sessional lecturer in
the Dept. of Fine Arts,
has won a silver medal
at an international
printmaking exhibition.
Kidd was invited to
enter two etchings in the
Norwegian International
Print Triennale held in
Fredrikstad, Norway.
Kidd's work was submitted along with
entries from 70 countries. As part of her prize,
she will be invited to exhibit her work at
Norway's next Triennale in 1995.
Keith Brimacombe, director of the Cen
tre for Metallurgical
Process Engineering,
has been invited to
join the National Materials Advisory
Board which reports
to the National Research Council of the
Academy of Sciences
in the United States.
The board undertakes studies to define
technical problems
and opportunities of
relevance to government, industry and universities to identify potential solutions and to
stimulate appropriate action irr the field of
materials science and engineering.
McCreary lecture
Chernobyl's grim toll
charted by UBC doctor
The legacy of Chernobyl will be
the focus of the John F. McCreary
Lecture during Health Sciences Week,
Oct. 12 to 18.
Dr. Terry Anderson, professor
emeritus and former head of UBC's
Dept. of Health Care and Epidemiology, will deliver the lecture on Oct.
13 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in IRC
lecture hall 6.
Anderson was the Canadian delegate to a meeting held by the International Atomic Energy Agency in
May, 1987, one year after the nuclear
reactor at Chernobyl, in the former
Soviet Union, exploded.
He was one of 20 western scientists to visit Chernobyl in 1988, at the
invitation of the Soviet Ministry of
Anderson has followed the radiation and epidemiological health studies of the populations living in contaminated and controlled areas ever
"Thyroid cancers are now being
seen in children who received very
high doses of radioactive iodine," he
said. "We can detect thyroid cancer
relatively easily because it is a very
rare disease normally. When the rate
goes up, it is easily detectable."
Anderson believes that the other
group where a measurable increase in
cancers may be detected is the 300,000
soldiers sent in to clean up immediately following the disaster.
He added that any increase in cancers in the general population is likely
to be lost in the thousands of cases
that normally occur in any population.
Anderson developed the world's
first health monitoring program for
employees of a nuclear reactor plant
in 1975.
The program, commissioned by
Ontario Hydro, paved the way for the
development of similar monitoring
systems now in use across Canada
and the U.S.
The John F. McCreary Lecture
was named for UBC's first Health
Sciences co-ordinator, who was famous for his interdisciplinary approach to the health sciences.
Another highlight of the week's
events is the Health Care Team Clinical Competition, designed to enhance
students' knowledge about other
health professions and their roles in
the clinical arena.
The teams will be composed of
students from the various health sciences disciplines, who will be presented with hypothetical patients and
asked to assess the cases using an
interdisciplinary approach.
The Health Care Team Clinical
Competition will be held Oct. 15
between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. in IRC
lecture hall two: The public is invited
to attend. Call Dr. Ravi Shah at 822-
3413 or Sue Calthrop at 822-3737 for
more information.
friends ofCfiamBer Music presents the
Emerson String Quartet
performing: Mozart, K. 575; Bartok, #3; Beethoven, Opus 59/3.
Tuesday, October 13, 1992, 8:00 PM,
at theVancouver Playhouse.
Tickets: $22 (students $11),
from the Vancouver Ticket Center or at the door.
Classified advertising can be purchased from Community Relations.
Phone 822-3131. Ads placed by faculty, staff and students cost $12.84
for 7 lines/issue ($.81 for each additional word). Off-campus advertisers
are charged$14.98 for 7lines/issue ($.86 for each additional word). (All
prices include G.S.T.) Tuesday, October6, at noon is the deadline for the
next issue of UBC Reports which appears on Thursday, October 15.
Deadline for the following edition on October 29 is 4 p.m Tuesday,
October20. All ads must be paid in advance in cash, by cheque or internal
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Hong Kong eyes emerging role of law
The decade ofthe 1990s will present important challenges for Canada's relations with
China and Hong Kong.
On the economic front, Canada has important trade and investment links with both
Hong Kong and China. Preserving these links,
while also ensuring a healthy Canadian
economy, is a major concern.
At the same time, issues related to the
status ofHong Kong after 1997, human rights
questions in both Hong Kong and China, and,
ultimately, China's handling of Taiwan raise
important political questions.
Scholars at the UBC Law Faculty's Centre for Asian Legal Studies and its Chinese
Law Program are closely involved in monitoring these issues, and the challenges they
The continued prosperity after 1997 of
Hong Kong and China's southern Guangdong
province (where Hong Kong investment is
the largest source of foreign capital) is seen
by many as hinging on the extent to which the
close economic and social ties between these
areas can be maintained and nurtured in the
face of changing political conditions.
Many foreign observers of China conclude
that law has an important role to play in these
Chinese society is widely believed to be
quite ambivalent toward the role of law.
changing political and socio-economic circumstances.
Chinese legislation governing the autonomy of
local governments,  legal ———^-^—_——i—^
protections set
forth  in  the
Hong    Kong
Bill of Rights,	
and transparency of procedures and institutions related to
economic regulation, may help preserve the economic and social conditions in Hong Kong and
Guangdong in the face of whatever political
changes might ensue following the death of Deng
Xiaoping and his octogenarian colleagues. However, the effect of law and legal institutions will
depend significantly on evolving attitudes toward
law in Hong Kong and China.
Chinese society is widely believed to be quite
ambivalent toward the role of law.
Numerous anecdotes and historical proverbs,
as well as certain empirical data, depict the extent
to which ordinary Chinese people will avoid
going to court or relying on formal law. Adherence to law by the political authorities in China
also remains subject to doubt, as the circumstances surrounding the Tiananmen massacre
and other incidents have demonstrated.
In Hong Kong, China's conduct regarding the
elections, the appointment of New Democrats to
the Executive Council, and the financing of the
Hong    Kong
——— airport  raise
concerns as to
whether law
and legal insti-
^^_^^_^^^^^^^^^^^ tutions will effectively constrain political decisions in Beijing.
And while Deng Xiaoping's speech early this
year extolling the virtues ofthe Shenzhen Special
Economic Zone specifically, and economic reform in general, has given encouragement to
many, an institutional foundation remains lacking to support Guangdong's autonomy and the
current economic reform policies.
On the other hand, there is evidencethat legal rules
are increasingly viewed by members of Chinese
communities as a useful resource for use in the
managing civil, economic and political relationships.
For example, the willingness of independent
business people in China to use the Administrative Litigation Law of the Peoples Republic of
China (PRC) to challenge regulatory decisions
suggests a willingness to rely on legal means to
achieve business ends. Lawyers in both Hong
Kong and China are seen to be playing an in
creasingly important role in structuring business transactions and also in advising government officials.
As well, the outpouring of popular support
for the Liberal Democrats in Hong Kong suggests a reservoir of belief in the effectiveness of
political institutions supported by law as a bulwark against intrusion by the PRC. The PRC
government also appears to be moving slowly
toward greater reliance on law and legal process
in the conduct of its rule.
While the situation continues to change, it is
hoped that China's increased participation in the
global political economy will induce greater
reliance on law throughout Chinese private and
public life. This, in torn, may lend greater predictability and transparency to China's handling
of its changing relationships with Hong Kong
and other areas in the region.
Changing attitudes toward law in Hong
Kong and China are critical aspects of this
Pitman Potter is director of Chinese Legal Studies in UBC's Faculty of Law and has
organized a symposium sponsored by Festival Hong Kong 92, on attitudes towards law
in China and Hong Kong at SFU's Harbour
Centre Oct. 16.
Women's NCAA golf
Lipp takes tournament
Third-year UBC Physical Education student Tracey Lipp rode a
rollercoaster last month that ended in
a victory at the Wyoming Invitational
golf tournament in Laramie.
Lipp, who turned 20 the day the
tournament started, emerged with a
232 total in the 54-hole event, and a
one stroke victory.
"Winning a National Collegiate
Athletic Association first division
tournament with top individual honors
is a tremendous accomplishment for
Lipp," said UBC golf coach Dean
"It's also a reflection of the quality
of the golf program we have here at
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Lipp's rollercoaster ride began
heading into the third and final round
of the tournament, which was held
Sept. 14-15.
"I had a six-shot lead after two
rounds of play," she said. "I had
never led a tournament before, so my
nerves started to get the better of me."
By the time Lipp approached the
18th tee, she found herself trailing by
one stroke. However, the leader proceeded to double bogey the final hole,
while Lipp parred it to emerge with a
one-shot victory.
The women's team finished third
overall. The men's team finished
eighth, with third-year Arts student
Craig Doell finishing fifth in the individual competition.
"This victory means a lot for my
confidence. Keeping my composure
shouldn't be as difficult next time
Although Lipp has been golfing
for eight years, this is only the second
year for the women's golf team at
"A lot of people probably thought
a win by UBC was too much to ask
for," said Lipp. "However, we've got
a pretty good team."
"Personally, I've been working
hard on my game and thought I had a
chance at winning. I just had to keep
my game together, which I managed
to do."
With this victory under her belt,
Lipp will leave for Majorca Oct. 12
and the World Student Golf Championships, where she will compete in
the invididual and team golf events
for Canada. She will be joined by a
total of eight other members of the
men's and women's teams as the defending Canadian university champi-
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Tracey Lipp gives a victory smile after winning NCAA tournament.
Don't invite crime
RCMP Const. Greg Bishop was
troubled by what he found when he
toured an undergraduate residence
on campus recently.
"I spent two hours walking around
Totem on a Friday night," the member ofthe university detachment said,
"and I was astounded at the number
of rooms that were left wide open,
unlocked, with no one around."
Bishop believes that it is this kind
of complacency that makes many
members of the campus community
vulnerable to theft and other crimes.
"By and large, the crimes that occur
on campus are crimes of opportunity.."
To educate the public on crime
prevention, the RCMP will begin a
campaign in November on how to
deter bicycle theft and theft from
autos, among the most frequent
crimes on campus. Others include the
theft of wallets and purses from classrooms, lockers and residences.
Bishop urges people to practice crime
prevention: lock doors, don't leave wallets or purses unattended, don't carry
large amounts of cash, and record serial
numbers on valuables or engrave iden
tification on them.
Meanwhile, at the UBC Bookstore,
Director Debbie Harvie is getting
tough with shoplifters.
"Our policy is to prosecute," she
said. "We take no pleasure in having
people arrested, but if that's what it
takes to stop shoplifters, then that's
what we'll have to do."
Shoplifters who are arrested by
security personnel are escorted by
RCMP officers out of the store in
handcuffs, a "traumatic experience,"
Harvie notes.
The Bookstore has had 71 reported
cases of shoplifting in the past year.
The incidents resulted in 33 people
charged and four warned and released.
The remaining 34 incidents were suspected attempts at thefts.
During the same time, the Bookstore recovered $5,650 in stolen merchandise. But that may be a small
fraction of what thieves get away
with. About $200,000 is lost each
year in "shrinkage," which includes
clerical and computer errors as well
as shoplifting.
"Ultimately, that cost is passed on
to the consumer," said Harvie.


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