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B.C. universities top West
Maclean's survey ranks UBC fourth in country
Photo by Gavin Wilson
Curator Karen Needham displays some ofthe 600,000 insect specimens on view atthe Spencer Entomology
Museum in the Department of Zoology. The collection, which is used for teaching and research purposes,
specializes in the insects ofB. C. but also has a good collection of exotic varieties, including the ones seen
here. The museum has no regular hours, but viewing can be arranged by calling 822-3379.
UBC ranks fourth among Canada's 15 larger universities offering
similar programs, says Maclean's
magazine in its second annual survey.
The magazine's 1992 survey divides 45 Canadian universities into
three categories. Among those with
major   doctoral
programs     and
medical schools,
UBC was listed
after McGill University in top spot,
the University of
Toronto in second
and Queen's University, third.
In the second
category of ^universities offering a
broad program at
the undergraduate     	
and graduate level,
Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria placed second and
fourth respectively behind the University of Waterloo in first and Guelph
University in third.
"We are pleased that UBC is ranked
in the top four in the senior category
and equally pleased at the showings of
other B.C. universities," said UBC
President David Strangway.
UBC is ranked first
overall in the percentage of faculty
with PhDs and
second in terms of
medical and science-related grants
Strangway added that the 1992 survey is "greatiy improved" over that of
last year.
This year's 54-page report rates universities on 22 criteria including percentage of faculty members holding PhDs,
class size and average grade of incoming
UBC is ranked
first overall in the
percentage of faculty
with PhDs and second in terms of medical and science-related grants received.
The magazine's
1991 survey wascriti-
cized for comparing
46 universities, large
and small, on the
same terms. It also
  focused solely on undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences.
Among the 18 smaller universities
offering primarily undergraduate programs, Mount Allison University of
Sackville, N.B. is followed by Trent
University in Peterborough, Ont.,
Nova Scotia's Acadia University,
Wilfred Laurier in Kitchener-Waterloo and Bishop's University in
Lennoxville, Quebec.
Novelist, astronomer,
engineer take honors
at fall Congregation
Good works earn accolades
More than 2,000 students will be
eligible to receive degrees at UBC's
fall Congregation Nov. 26.
Ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m. and
2:30 p.m. in the War Memorial Gym.
In addition to academic degrees,
three distinguished individuals, who
have made significant contributions
to society, will be presented with honorary degrees.
They are:
- Peter Buckland, president of
UNITED WAY: At last count
UBC'sUnttedWay Campaign
had received 1,018 pledges
totalHng $188,700, or 67 per
cent of the goal. United Way
agencies need your support.
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EQUITY COUNTS: UBC's efforts toward employment
equity recognized. Page 3
BREAKING BARRIERS: Architects are being made
awamof Me needsof people
wWhdisaoMfties. Page 8
the Vancouver structural engineering
company Buckland and Taylor Ltd.
He is one of the world's foremost
experts on the design and building of
long span bridges.
- Louis Cha, an honorary professor of Chinese literature at the University of Hong Kong. He is the world's
most widely-read Chinese novelist and
founder ofthe Shin Min Daily News.
- Anne Underhill, is an honorary professor of astronomy at UBC. In
40 years of research, she has played a
key role in laying the foundation for
an understanding ofthe hot, blue stars
in our galaxy.
Douglas Hayward, a UBC professor emeritus of chemistry, will receive
the Faculty Citation Award at the afternoon ceremony.
Presented by the UBC Alumni
Association, the award recognizes faculty members who have given outstanding service to the general community in areas other than teaching
and research.
Hayward is well known throughout the province for promoting science to elementary school children.
Graduates and guests are invited to
attend the third annual Lights of Learning reception immediately following
the afternoon ceremony. The festivities will take place on the Sedgewick
Library plaza.
Sonja Sigfredsen shakes her head
and asks: "Why should I be getting an
After all, she is only doing
what she enjoys most, whether
it's feeding the homeless, taking
disadvantaged kids camping or
raising money for cancer clinics.
It's like getting an award for
going on vacation, she says.
Others see her actions in a different light.
"She has given us the measure by
which we can judge our own commitment to our students, fellow coworkers, and to our fellow human
beings," said the UBC faculty and
staff members who nominated her
for the President's Service Award
forExcellence,whichrecognizes personal achievements and outstanding
contributions to UBC.
Sigfredsen, who works in custodial services of Plant Operations, is one of five award winners
being honored at a dinner given
by President David Strangway this
The awards were initially presented at spring Congregation, and
also went to Gay Huchelega of
Agricultural Sciences, the Bookstore's Barry Scott, Geography Professor John Stager and the late Physics
Professor Michael Crooks.
Trained as a nurse in her native
Denmark, Sigfredsen has earned a
reputation as a kind-hearted and ad
venturous soul since coming to UBC
in 1977.
She is the first to remember birthdays, send flowers, bake cakes, ex-
Photo by Gavin Wilson
Sonja Sigfredsen
tend condolences, and, above all, lend
an ear for faculty, staff and students at
Graham House, home ofthe School of
Social Work.
Over the years she has offered advice and counsel to people with prob
lems large and small, from failed exams to sexual harassment and bouts
with cancer.
"I don't know why people come to
me," she said. "If I feel that they
want to get something off their
chest, I don't ask, I just let them
talk when they're ready."
Perhaps their willingness to
share personal joys and sorrows
has to do with her wide-open heart.
"I just love people," she said.
"Some are good and some are
bad, but even the bad people have
something good in them. It's really incredible."
Off campus, Sigfredsen helps
prepare the Salvation Army
Christmas dinner and then takes
food to homeless people living
under bridges. Each summer she
takes disadvantaged children for
a weekend camping trip. What
started as a small group has now
swollen to 72 kids.
Her kindness extends to animals, as well. Dedicated to curbing the population of stray cats on
campus, Sigfredsen takes them to
a veterinarian whom she has convinced to neuter them free of
charge. She finds homes for them
if she can.
They don't come any kinder than
this, but she's no push-over. She is
willing to confront students and faculty alike if she feels people are not
being treated with the proper respect.
See DYNAMIC on Page 2 2    UBC REPORTS November 12,1992
Letters to the Editor
Conference praiseworthy
Over this past weekend (October 16-18th), I took part in the first of a series of annual conferences
planned by the UBC Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Relations. Co-sponsored by the
Women's Health Centre (University Hospital), this interdisciplinary conference addressed the
theme of women's health across the life span. Specific sessions included eating disorders, girl's
health and physical education, PMS, infertility and reproductive technology, pregnancy, living with
illness, mothering, caregiving, menopause, seniors' health issues, violence against women and First
Nations' health issues. Participants at the conference came fro.m a variety of health care and social
service professions, the academic world and community-based non-profit organizations.
If I had any hesitation about taking time out from studying for comprehensive exams and getting
up at 6:30 a.m. to catch a bus to UBC in the pouring rain, this hesitation evaporated amidst the
openness, warmth and enthusiasm which prevailed at the conference. Without exception, the
sessions were lively, informative and stimulating. Presenters, who often pushed at the traditional
boundaries of scholarly work, spoke movingly of things which were, in some cases, very close to
the heart. I think in this respect, all who attended came away with a renewed appreciation of both
the diversity of women's health needs and experiences and the commonality of women's commitment to working for concrete improvements to women's health and well-being.
While letters to the editor are often a place to sound off, it is equally important to use this space
to acknowledge and enthuse about those things which are good and offer us reason for optimism.
In closing then, I want to say thanks to all ofthe women who participated in the conference and, in
particular, to Veronica Strong-Boag (Director, Centre for Research in Women's Studies and Gender
Relations) and Jo Hinchliffe (Administrative Assistant, Centre for Research in Women's Studies
and Gender Relations) who worked so hard to organize this conference. I look forward to next year!
Sue Cox
Doctoral Student
Sociology, UBC
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
grew under former dean Matthews
Arnold Whitney (Whit) Matthews, dean emeritus of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
passed away Sept. 24 at the age of 90.
Matthews served as dean from 1952 until his
retirement from UBC in 1967.
During his tenure, the faculty established the
four-year Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy program and was approved for the Master of Science
degree by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
He was instrumental in establishing the Cana
dian Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties and
was a founding director ofthe Canadian Foundation for the Advancement of Pharmacy.
Matthews was also involved in setting up the
Association of Deans of Pharmacy and helped establish the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada.
He is a former president of the Canadian
Pharmaceutical Association and received honorary degrees from UBC, Dalhousie University
and the University of Alberta.
Dynamic Sigfredsen a high-flyer
Continued from Page 1
When graffiti appeared in the men's room, she
issued a stem warning, and it wasn't repeated.
Sigfredsen is a remarkable woman in other
ways. One day she decided there were three
things she wanted to do: learn to fly, swim and
read music.
The swimming has proven elusive, but she
accomplished her other goals, and then some.
"Flying, that was easy," said the woman who
earned her pilot's licence at age 5 3. She also gave
sky-diving a whirl. As well, she enjoys skiing,
golf and ice hockey. And she bought herself a
mountain bike with some of the $5,000 she
received for the service award.
Set to retire at the end ofthe month, Sigfredsen
was asked by the staff in Mary Bollert Hall what
she wanted done to mark the occasion. She told
them to put together a box of canned goods for the
'That's the best present you can give me," she
Lumber dryer uses same
principle as microwaves
The same technology that revolutionized the
cooking process is being used by UBC researchers to revolutionize the timber industry.
It's called radio-fiequency/vacuum (RFV) drying. It employs technology similar to that found in
microwave ovens, and it's being used as an alternative to conventional kilns to dry fresh-cut lumber.
Over the summer months, project leader Stavros
Avramidis, an assistant Forestry professor in the
Department of Wood Science, and Frank Liu, a postdoctoral fellow, developed a laboratory-size RFV
dryer. Since September, it has been used to dry cross-
sections of western red cedar, with very promising
results, according to Avramidis.
"The quality of the wood coming out of the
RFV dryer is exceptional and of consistently
high quality. Defects such as warping and discoloration are minimized," he said.
"We will investigate whether this method of
drying lumber will pasteurize the wood and destroy all resident nematode insects, a recurrent
problem which has threatened to cut into Canadian lumber sales to Europe."
Preliminary studies have shown a number of
benefits, including an 80-to-90 per cent reduction in drying time, compared to the conventional
kiln-drying process.
"A 105-mm cross section of western red cedar
that can take three months to dry in a conventional kiln can be RFV dried in approximately
one day," explained Avramidis.
In addition, the Canada Centre for Mineral
and Energy Technology (CANMET) has estimated that if the RFV dryer is adapted in Canada,
it will result in energy savings equivalent to
100,000 barrels of oil each year.
Because they use clean hydro-electricity, as opposed to conventional kilns that bum oil, wood or
natural gas, CANMET estimates that RFV dryers
will eliminate up to 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide
currently released into the atmosphere.
"These are only some of the benefits we are
seeing in laboratory testing," said Avramidis.
Once tests on western red cedar are concluded, the Wood Science researchers will move
on to Douglas-fir and hemlock.
"Different species require different drying
conditions," said Avramidis. "We hope to develop drying schedules that will be used as a basis
for commercial RFV dryers."
As part ofthe $300,000 project, UBC researchers
are also participating in the design of a full-size
commercial RFV dryer, which is scheduled to be
completed in December. Participating wood products companies will use the large dryer to test-dry a
variety of wood species and lumber sizes.
The RFV drying project at UBC, part of a
larger $2.8-million project managed by the Council of Forest Industries of B.C., is funded by
Energy, Mines and Resources, Western Economic Diversification Fund, Canadian Electrical
Association, B.C. Hydro, Salton Fabrication,
MacMillan Bloedel Ltd., Canadian Pacific Forest Products Ltd., Fletcher Challenge Canada
Ltd., Weldwood of Canada Ltd., CIPA Lumber
Co. Ltd., Skeena Cellulose Inc., Delta Cedar
Products Ltd., Canadian Forest Products Ltd.,
and International Forest Producs Ltd.
"This is an excellent example of how UBC,
industry, and the federal government have joined
forces to address problems like energy efficiency,
pollution reduction and better utilization of harvested timber," said Avramidis.
"While this project is designed to aid B.C.
coast wood producers, provisions have been made
so that the technology could be used in any part
of the country."
Photo by Abe Hcfter
Project leader Stavros Avramidis, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Forestry, has
developed a laboratory-size radio-frequency/vacuum dryer that has yielded promising
results with western red cedar.
UBC — United Because we Care...
"Our uniformed volunteer Brigade members in the City of Vancouver completed over 22,000 hours
of public duties in 1991. Donations
such as yours enable us to train
many young people so they in turn
can save lives and promote safety."
—Bridget Milsom,   Vancouver
Branch. St. John Ambulance
36.649 people with
mental disabilities
were helped to live
independently last
"Celebrating 40 years of service,
the Vancouver-Richmond Association
for Mentally Handicapped People
(VRAMHP) wasfounded byparents of
12 children with a mental handicap.
With your help the association is able
to operate over 40facilities including
preschools, infant development centres, residential services and vocational training programs for 1,300
children and adults with a mental
—Glen Webb, Coordinator, Resource
14,921 nights of shelter \\ere provided for
abused women and
last vear
United V\fey
"Withyour donations, programs
such as hot breakfasts for hungry
school children, counselling and
support groups for individuals and
families; multicultural programs
and events and language classes for
new Canadians can be provided.
Through eight Neighborhood
Houses, a Camping Unit and Home
Makers service, the Association of
Neighborhood Houses provides programs and services to disadvantaged children, youth, seniors and
families in our community."
—Doug Sabourin, executive director
United V\fey
United Way — The way to help the most UBC REPORTS November 12.1992       3
Photo by Harold Traeger
Count Dracula, a.k.a. Harpreet Kler, really likes to sink his teeth, into his work. The third-year Dentistry
student helped make a trip to the dentist a little less painful for children needing treatment at UBC's dental
clinic on Hallowe'en Eve.
New skills needed
MBA shakeup gets
down to business
UBC recognized for equity gains
UBC is the first organization in the
province to be honored with a Certificate of Merit for achievements in employment equity.
The award, sponsored annually by the
Federal Contractors Program, recognizes
organizations that have implemented special activities in support of maintaining a
representative work force.
Sharon Kahn, UBC's director of
employment equity, credits modifications to UBC policies and practices to
accommodate women, native people,
the disabled and visible minorities,
the development of new programs and
initiatives for these groups, and the
increased participation of women in
faculty and academic administration
positions for the success ofthe university's program.
She also stressed the involvement of
the entire campus community in supporting the university's efforts to implement
its employment equity plan.
"The credit for UBC's Certificate
of Merit is shared by a great number of
individuals who are actively working
to create a campus free of discrimination," Kahn said.
She believes that participation
in the Federal Contractors Program has enhanced UBC's ability
to improve the working and learning environment for all faculty,
staff and students.
Kahn cited increased funding for
training and development, teaching
improvement courses and English
language training as evidence of
UBC's commitment to improving the
workplace for every member of the
campus community.
UBC and Quebec's Laval University
were the only universities in 1992 to be
honored with the Certificate of Merit.
The presentation was made during an
awards ceremony in Toronto on Oct. 27.
The Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration is going back
to the drawing board to come up with
a new MBA program designed to meet
the needs of business, labor and government into the 21st century.
Dean Michael Goldberg has established the MBA 2001 Design Committee to develop a completely new
program. The committee, composed
of professors Ken MacCrimmon, Ron
Giammarino and Dave McPhillips, is
under no constraints as it sets out on its
task, according to Goldberg.
'This will not simply be a review
of the MBA program at UBC.
The committee
will have all the
tools necessary at
its disposal to design a program
that will be innovative, exciting,
and state-of-the-
art," he said.
One of the
committee's objectives will be to     —	
formalize existing links with
business, government and laborto meet
the demands of the marketplace.
"What they're telling us now, is
that they require MBA grads who
have the social and communication
skills needed to combine analytical
and theoretical training with the opportunities to apply this training to
the realities of the workplace," said
"We're not just talking about solving accounting or marketing problems.
People need to know more about things
that fall outside the narrow range of
One ofthe committee's
objectives will be to formalize existing links
with business, government and labor to meet
the demands of the
business. They need the proper social
skills to get their message across as we
move away from the kind of
compartmentalized thinking that characterized the MBA program for 20
According to Goldberg, many ofthe
leading business schools in the United
States have made, or are making, radical
changes to their MBA programs.
"Competitive pressure says we have
to follow," he added.
The 2001 committee will bring in
visitors who have successfully redesigned their MB A programs and committee members will visit schools
that have undertaken new program designs.
The committee
will also consult
with members ofthe
business, labor and
government communities, faculty
members, students
andalumni. A special task force ofthe
faculty's advisory
     council is being established as well,
chaired by William Garriock, president
of Miles Canada Inc.
In addition, the committee will determine the appropriate roles that student services should play in supporting the new MBA program.
The committee will report to the
dean's office jointly through associate deans Peter Frost and Donald
Wehrung. The final report and design proposal are expected to be submitted in the spring of 1994, at which
time formal approval by the faculty
caucus will be sought, with a tentative 1995 implementation date.
Global village is a classroom for Education Abroad
Education can offer you a global
perspective — particularly if you
participate in_ UBC's Education
Abroad Program (EAP).
Now entering its fifth year, this
exchange program sends UBC students to study at any of 16 institutions around Canada and throughout
the world, including California, Japan, and Denmark. Selected students from those institutions are, in
turn, accepted for study at UBC.
Participants study abroad for one
academic year; for UBC students,
it's almost invariably the third year
of their undergraduate program. The
idea is that students gain knowledge
and perspective from courses taken
elsewhere and then bring the benefit
of their experience back to share
during their fourth year with other
UBC students.
"We're in a global village," says
EAP co-ordinator Martha Kertesz.
"If students can study in another
country, it really broadens their perspective. They have more ways to
consider situations, rather than just
from a North American, ethnocentric view."
Kertesz knows whereof
she speaks. A graduate of
UBC's Master's in Business
Administration program, she
studied for one term at
Erasmus University, a
highly-ranked business
school in Rotterdam, The
Now she works toward
fulfilling UBC's stated goal
of five per cent participation
(about 250 third-year students) in the EAP. She is essentially a
one-person unit in the Registrar's Office, working with an advisory committee of faculty members.
"We look for well-rounded students who are strong academically,
but who will also be good ambassadors for UBC and Canada," she says.
"We're after people who will take
with them and bring back a wealth of
knowledge to share."
Interest in the program is high.
There were 117 applicants for 1992-
93 exchanges. Kertesz and her advisory committee interviewed all 117,
ultimately selecting 65.
UBC Alumni Association branches
are becoming important players in the
program. The Hong Kong branch has
been "exemplary," according to
Kertesz, in terms of helping with the
foreign candidate selection process,
as well as hosting receptions and raising scholarships for program participants.
Reviews from students involved in
the program are good. Kris Delmage,
who is back at UBC to complete her
English degree, describes her experiences at the University of California-
Irvine last year as "generally a real
"Academically, it was a huge gain,"
she says. "The English department at
Irvine is very highly rated in the
Attending a university with
roughly half the enrolment of
UBC gave Delmage a stronger
sense of campus community.
She became involved with the
Women Students' Office there
and was impressed at the office's ability to "draw people
together and help them feel like
part of a community."
Delmage contacted UBC's
Women Students' Office upon
her return and now volunteers
Trevor Morrison, currently on exchange at Sophia University in Tokyo, said prior to leaving that "I think
the program's fantastic. I haven't
talked to anyone going or returning
who doesn't speak highly of it."
Morrison is an honors History student focusing on 20th-century international relations in East Asia. He
expects that the experience of studying abroad will expand his viewpoints
more than any textbook could and
help him do better research upon his
"I think it's imperative that any
world-class university offer an exchange program," he says, echoing
President David Strangway's comments in Second to None, UBC's
strategic plan. Strangway writes
that university graduates must be
internationalists to compete effectively in the global market, and
that UBC will strive to enhance
international and intercultural
competencies of faculty and students through research, study and
development work abroad.
As for Kertesz, she just wishes
she had more time to spread the
word about the benefits of student
exchanges, so as to encourage EAP
interest during early academic planning.
"It's frustrating — I can't help
80 per cent of the people who inquire about the program, because
they're already in third or fourth
year," she says. "But when I
walked into the orientation session for our 65 successful candidates this spring — knowing the
benefits they'll gain from their
exchanges — that made it all
Anyone interested in the Education Abroad Program should contact Martha Kertesz at 822-8947. 4   UBCREPORTS November 12.1992
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MONDAY, NOV. 16     |
Characterization Of Cystic Fibrosis
Brushed Human Nasal Epithelial (BHNE)
Cell Cultures. Dr. Michael Bridges, Pharmacology/Therapeutics, Medicine. University Hospital G279 from 12-1pm. Call
President's Lecture On
Jerusalem And The Garden Of Eden. Dr.
Lawrence E. Stager, director, The Semitic Museum, Harvard U. Lasserre 104
at 12:30pm. Call 822-6322.
Commerce Seminar
When Buffer Inventories Can Be Good
For Quality Control. T.D. Klastorin, Management Science, School of Business
Administration, U. ofWashington. Angus
421 from-3:30-5pm. Refreshments from
3:30-3:45pm. Call 822-8360.
Astronomy Seminar
The Lyman Alpha Forest.
Satoru Ikeuchi. National
Astronomical Observatory
of Japan. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Coffee at 3:30pm. Call 822-
Mechanical Engineering
An Investigation On The Suppression Of
The Flow Induced Vibration Of Bluff Bodies. Mae Lenora Seto, PhD student. Civil/
Mechanical Engineering 1202 from 3:30-
4:30pm. Call 822-6200/4350.
Biology Seminar
Specificity In RNA-Protein Interactions:
The Identity Of Glutamine And RNA. Dr.
Dieter Soil. IRC #4 from 3:30-5pm. Call
Dr. M. Smith at 822-4838.
Economics Seminar
Decision Theory With Impossible Possible Worlds. Barton Lipman, Economics,
Queen's U. Buchanan D225 from 4-
5:30pm. Call 822-8216.
UBC Library Hands-On
CPOL, Canadian Politics/Current Affairs.
Iza Laponce, Library. Sedgewick Library
Arts Terminal Room Lower Level from
CBC Reports Is the faculty and
staff newspaper of the University
of British Cotumbia. It is pub-
Bshed every-second Thursday by
die UBC Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z2.
Telephone 822-3131.
Advertismg inquiries: 822-3131.
ManagjngEditor. Steve Crombie
Ass't Editor: Paula Martin
Production: Stephen Forgacs
Contributors: Ron Burke, Connie
Fffletti, Abe Hefter, Charles Ker,
and Gavin Wilson.
J%l     Please
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For events in the period November 29 to December 12, notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar
forms no later than noon on Tuesday, November 17, to the Community Relations Office, Room 207, 6328 Memorial Rd., Old
Administration Building. For more information call 822-3131. The next edition of UBC Reports will be published November 26.
Notices exceeding 35 words may be edited. The number of items for each faculty or department will be limited to four per issue.
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-3096.
Centre For Chinese Research
The Mid-Tang Confucian Revival And
The Origins Of Neo-Confucianism. Dr.
Jo-Shui Chem, Asian Studies. Asian
Centre 604from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
Botany Seminar
Antiviral Activities Of Traditional Medicinal Plants From Yunnan, China. Lynn
Yip, PhD candidate, Botany. BioSciences
2000from 12:30-1:30pm. Call822-2133.
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
Time-Resolved Cage Dynamics In Large
Molecular-Cluster Ions. Dr. Carl
Lineberger, E.U. Condon prof., Chemistry/Biochemistry, U. of Colorado, Boulder. Chemistry South Block 250 at 1pm.
Refreshments at 12:50pm. Call 822-3266.
Faculty Development Seminar
Are There Any Questions? Asking Stimulating Questions In The Classroom.
ClarissaGreen,Nursing. Angus417from
3-5pm. Call 822-9149.
Statistics Workshop
The Distribution Of Sums Of Lognormal
Variables. Dr. Gary Parker, Mathematics/Statistics, SFU. Angus 426 at 4pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-3167/2234.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Transgenic Analysis of Gene Function.
Dr. Jamey Marth, assist, prof., Medical
Genetics. IRC #3 from 4:30-5:30prr*.
Refreshments at 4:20pm. Call 822-5312.
UBC Senate Meeting
The Senate, UBC's academic Parliament,
meets at 8pm in Room 102 of the
Curtis(Law) Building, 1822 East Mall.
Wednesday Noon Hour
Concert Series
Martha Brickman, harpsichord. Music Recital Hall
at 12:30pm. Admission
$2. Call 822-5574.
UBC Bookstore Readings
Marine Life with Linda Svendson; Sudden
Proclamations with Jerry Newman. Bookstore from 12:30-1 :30pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-6699/5916.
Microbiology Seminar
Characterization Of The Cell Surface Of
Caulobacter Crescentus. Stephen
Walker, Microbiology. Wesbrook201 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
Astronomy Seminar
New Insights Into R Corona Borealis Stars.
Geoff Clayton, U. of Colorado. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 2pm. Coffee at
1:30pm. Call 822-2696/2267.
Ecology Seminar
Population Dynamics Of Migratory Song
Birds In A Severely Fragmented Landscape. Scott Robinson, Illinois National
History Survey. Human Nutrition 60 at
4:30pm. Call 822-2387.
Soil Science Evening
Solid Waste Management:
Compost, Manure And
Sludge. R. Chase,
Biowaste Management; R.
McDougall, BC Hog Commission; C. Peddie,
Greater Vancouver Regional District; C.
Prescott, Forestry. McMillan 160 from 7-
9:30pm. Call Barbara at 822-4458.
Board of Governors Meeting
UBC's Board of Governors meets in the
Board Room, second floor of the Old
Administration Building, 6328 Memorial
Rd. The open session starts at 9am.
Distinguished Artists Series -
Chamber Music Of Today
Douglas Finch, piano with othercelebrated
guest artists. Music Recital Hall at 8pm.
Adults $14, students/seniors $7. Call
University Computing Services
Computer Security. Joan Dickson, security coordinator. Computer Sciences 200
at 12:30pm. Call 822-6205.
President's Lecture In English
Emily Dickinson And The Visible Language Of Modernism (Illustrated). Prof.
Jerome McGann, English, U. of Virginia.
Buchanan B216 at 12:30pm. Call 822-
Geological Science Seminar
Jurassic Studies: Images, Mineral Deposits And Ammonite Migrations.
Paleontology Research Group.
GeoSciences 330A at 12:30pm. Refreshments follow in the Grad Lounge (308).
Call 822-2449.
Planning Lecture Series
Tourism Planning/Development. Dr. Peter Williams, director, Centre for Tourism
Policy/Research, SFU. Lasserre 205 at
12:30pm. Call 822-3276.
UBC Library Hands-On
Psychlnfo, Articles On Psychology.
Dorothy Martin, Library. Sedgewick Arts
Terminal Room Lower Level from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-3096.
Counselling Psychology
Parents, Adolescents And Career Development: Narrative Perspectives. Dr.
Richard Young. Counselling Psychology 102 from 12:45-1:45pm. Call 822-
Lectures In The Humanities
Whose Required Reading? Thoughts On
The Literary Canon From The Great Library Of Alexandria To The Crisis Of
Post-Modernism. Mark Vessey, English.
Arts 1 Blue Room at 1 pm. Call 822-8619.
Plant Science Seminar
CYCADS: Living Fossils. Dr. Gerald
Straley, research scientist, Botanical Garden. MacMillan 318D from 1:30-2:30pm.
Call 822-3283.
English Seminar
Work In Progress: A Hypermedia Archive
Of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Prof. Jerome
McGann, English, U. of Virginia.
Buchanan Tower 597 at 4pm. Call 822-
Physics Colloquium
Giant Spins And Quantum Computers.
Philip Stamp, Physics. Hennings 201 at
4pm. Call 822-3853.
FRIDAY, NOV. 20    |
Obstetrics/Gynaecology Grand
Results Of The Canadian Early
Amniotomy Study. Dr. France Galemeau.
University Hospital Shaughnessy Site
D308 at 8am. Call Cherri Buckler at 875-
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Cancelled. Call 875-2118.
Health Care/Epidemiology
Grand Rounds
Gerontological Planning. John Phillips,
private consultant in Health Care. James
Mather 253 from 9-10am. Call 822-2772.
Chemical Engineering Weekly
Stochastic Simulation Of Spouted Bed
Coating Process. Michael Choi, graduate
student, Chemical Engineering.
ChemEngineering 206 at 3:30pm. Call
Vancouver Institute Saturday
Night Lecture
Giuseppe Verdi: Liberty,
Catholicism And The Rise
Of Italian Nationalism.
Prof. Alan D. Aberbach,
History, SFU. IRC #2 at
8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
MONDAY, NOV. 23. \
Advances And New Avenues In Research
On Rubella And Autoimmune Diseases.
Dr. Aubrey Tingle, Paediatrics,
Shaughnessy Hospital. University Hospital G279 from 12-1pm. Call 822-6980.
Russian/Slavic Studies
Professional Historians And Historical
Consciousness In Contemporary Ukraine.
Prof. Serhii Plokhy, chair of General History, Dnipropetrovsk U., Ukraine.
Buchanan D114 at 12:30pm. Call 822-
Mechanical Engineering
Bluff Body Aerodynamics Of Separated Flow
In Presence Of Momentum Injection.
Sandeep R. Mushi, PhD student. Civil/
Mechanical Engineering from 3:30-4:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-6200/4350.
Faculty Development Seminar
Gender Equity In The Classroom: Some
Positive Ways To Address It. Marsha
Trew, Office of Women Students. Angus
425 from 3:30-5pm. Call 822-9149.
Management Science Seminar
Modelling Gambling Probabilities. Dr.
Victor S.Y. Lo, Commerce. Angus 421
from 3:30-5pm. Refreshments from 3:30-
3:45pm. Call 822-8360.
Astronomy Seminar
The Pro-Galaxy, Globular Clusters And
Quasars. Sidney van den Bergh, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory. Geophysics/Astronomy at 4pm. Coffee at 3:30pm.
Call 822-2696/2267.
Centre For Research In
Women's Studies Lecture
The Effect Of Stereotyping Of Women On
Their Health. Dr. Penny Ballem, director,
Women's Health Centre. Family/Nutritional
Sciences 50 at 12:30pm. Call 822-9171.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry. Dr. Chris
Orvig, assoc. prof., Chemistry. IRC #4 at
12:30pm. Call 822-2051.
UBC Library Hands-On
Canadian Institute For Historical
Microreproductions/Canadian History.
Sedgewick Arts Terminal Room Lower
Level from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-3096.
Botany Seminar
The Bryophyte Flora Of Bridal Veil Falls
Provincial Park: An Analysis Of Its Composition And Diversity. Nathalie Djan-
Chekar, MSc candidate, Botany.
BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-2133.
Centre For Chinese Research
■««• China's     Source     Of
~phS!      Strength:    Reform And
^XjBL.      Tolerance. Dr. Louis Liang
"»a\\    Yong Cha, chairman/presi-
1^^^    dent of Ming Pao Daily
■™"""" News, Hong Kong. Asian
Centre Auditorium from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-6788.
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
New Synthetic Aromatic Chemistry Based
On Integrated Metalation-CrossCoupling
Strategies. Dr. Victor A. Snieckus, Chemistry, Guelph Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry, Waterloo, Ontario. Chemistry South Block 250,at 1 pm.
Refreshments at 12:50pm. Call 822-3266. UNIVERSITY     OF    BRITISH     COLUMBIA
(1992/93 - 2001/02)
The following 4 pages provide a summary of: 1) The University of British Columbia's Capital Plan submission to the Ministry of Advanced Education 2) University Space Formula
vs Inventory and 3) Proposed Construction and Demolitions. The Capital Plan submission is published in its entirety for your information with project descriptions, schedules and
costs. The University Space Formula vs Inventory section provides data from the 1992/93 Facilities Inventory Report, also submitted to the Ministry of Advanced Education. Details
from this report illustrate that: 1) new construction will only offset the shortfall for space marginally 2) demolishing all substandard space on campus would further add to this
shortfall 3) that the University is not able to replace its inventory at a rate that would allow for the demolition of all substandard space. The final section shows how the capital plan
allows the University to demolish some of the substandard buildings. For additional information please contact: Campus Planning & Development, Kathleen Laird-Burns, Information Officer, 822-8228.
100% Provincial Government funding
This facility will provide space for
the primary academic computing
units: the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical
Engineering, and the Centre for
Integrated Computer Systems
Research. Increased external
research funding will facilitate
collaborative research among
several University departments.
The facility will enhance research
efforts by providing space for
projects involving the University
and industrial partners.
Project Budget [$]:$17,475,000
Operating [$]: $425,400
Tender Call:1992/01/10*
Construction Start: 1992/03/23
Completion Date:1993/05/31
Comments:*Project tendered as
noted. Construction progressing
This facility will provide controlled disposal service to SFU,
U/Vic and UBC for handling of
liquid and pathological wastes.
Outdated existing incinerators
will be replaced by two "state of
the art" units capable of safely and
efficiently burning the noted
wastes. Effective stack scrubbers
are included in the project so that
all contaminants will be removed
from stack effluent.
Project Budget [$]:$6,750,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93.TBD-
Design Start: 1990/04/01
Tender Call: Hold
Construction StartHold
Completion Date:Hold
Comments:*Original estimate of
$5.0 million (September 1989
dollars) reassessed by quantity
survey to Nov. 1991. Project cost
inclusive of all major equipment.
Project on hold while public
consultation in progress.
This important facility will
provide critical space in which to
carry design projects through the
process development stages to the
industrial prototype level. It will
also meet the urgent needs of
continuing faculty, technical
support staff and graduate
students for shared office and
laboratory space. The required
expensive pieces of capital
equipment cannot be justified on
the basis of individual research
programs or single discipline
efforts. In response to the need
for interdisciplinary efforts and
shared resources, this project
would create an adequately
equipped multi-disciplinary
centre for materials science at
UBC. It would include faculty
and students from six
departments in the Faculties of
Science and Applied Science, as
well as from TRIUMF.
Project Budget[$]:$20,990,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:$331,750
Design Start: 1991/09/01
Tender Call: 1993/03/31
Construction Start:1993/05/01
Completion Date:1994/12/31
Comments:*Original estimate of
$17.1 million (September 1988
dollars) inflated @ 0.8% per
mor.th to September 1990.
Further inflation of 3.0% included for 1991/92.
(Phase I)
An addition to the Scarfe Building
is urgently required to replace
substandard temporary buildings
presently occupied by the Faculty
and to consolidate activities
presently housed in 19 locations.
This new construction must take
place ahead of, and concurrently
with, renovations and deferred
maintenance upgrading to the
Scarfe Building in order to allow for
functional and cost effective
development. Deferred
maintenance and renovation costs
associated with this project are
included in Phase II.
Project Budget [$]:$12,360,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:TBD
Design Start: 1991/09/01
Tender Call: 1993/01/31
Construction Start:1993/05/01
Completion Date:1994/12/31
Comments:*12,000,000 (Sept.
1991 dollars) adjusted by 3% for
inflation to Sept. 1992.
Expanded facilities for Forestry
and related Sciences at UBC will
accommodate new areas of
research and education such as
timber engineering, harvesting
robotics and remote sensing by
satellite. Programs housed in this
facility will develop interests in
forestry research among faculties
and with industry and government
agencies. The Pacific Centre will
place UBC in a world class position
in Forestry and related sciences.
Project Budget [$]:$45,155,000*A
Operating [$] 1992/93:$752,900
Design Start:     1992/08/01
Tender Call:1993/11/01
Construction Start:     1994/02/01
Completion Date: 1995/12/01
Comments:*Original allowance of
$40 million (September 1989
dollars) inflated @ 0.8% per month
to September 1990. Further inflation
of 3.0% included for 1991/92.
AFigure revised 92/09/24.
(Interior Finishing)
(Previously included under
general heading of Health
Sciences Facilities.) Unfinished
space has been provided at
Vancouver General Hospital for
medical research by UBC departments and staff. The space is currently being constructed and
finished. The funds to furnish and
equip the space are urgently required. Current policy suggests that
funds to complete this space should
flow through the university side of
the partnerships and hence from the
Ministry of Advanced Education.
The cost of maintaining the space
will be carried by VGH. This will be
the only space provided by UBC at
the VGH site.
Project Budget [$]:$6,565,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:NA
Design Start:    1992/04/01
Tender Call:     1992/11/01
Start: 1993/01/01
Date: 1993/11/01
Comments: *Project cost inclusive of all major equipment.
Estimate of $6,375,000 (Sept. 1991
dollars) is adjusted by 3.0% for
1991/92. Some work is proceeding.
(Phase II)
This is a continuation of the
project that began in 1991.
Project Budget [$]:$8,240,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:TBD
Design Start: 1993/04/01
Tender Call: 1994/10/01
Construction Start: 1995/01/01
Completion Date: 1996/05/31
Comments:       *Original allowance of $8,000,000 (Sept. 1991
dollars) adjusted by 3% for 1991/
This facility is required in order to
accommodate activities presently
located in substandard space and
requiring expansion. Proposed
area of project is 5800 m2 of
construction adjacent to and over
an existing building.
Project Budget [$]:$19,055,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:TBD
Design Start:     1993/04/01
Tender Call: 1994/04/01
Construction Start: 1994/06/01
Completion Date: 1995/12/31
Comments:       Original
allowance of $18.5 million
(September 1991 dollars) is
adjusted by 3% inflation for
Capital Plan (1992/93 -2001/02)
This facility is required to address
space deficiencies and laboratory
requirements for departmental
research and teaching activity.
Area of the project is estimated to
be 3250 m2 net (1.6 net to gross =
5200 m2 gross)
Project Budget [$]:$16,068,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:TBD
Design Start:     1994/04
Tender Call:      1995/06
Construction Start:     1995/08
Completion Date: 1996/12
Comments: *Original allowance
of $15,600,000 (September 1991
dollars) adjusted by 3% inflation
for 1991/92.
This facility will be required to
replace ar> existing, seismically
deficient building which houses
Geophysics and Astronomy, and
to accommodate Oceanography
and Geography. Through
providing physical links to the
Geology Building, it is anticipated
that requirements for teaching,
research and support space will
lead to the development of an
integrated Earth Sciences Centre,
including a fully functional observatory. At this time the final area
requirements are not known.
Project Budget [$]:$29,750,000*
Operating [$],1992/93:TBD
Design Start: 1994/04
Tender Call:1995/09
Construction Start: 1996/11
Completion Date:1998/08
Comments: *Original allowance
of $25,000,000 (September 1991
dollars) adjusted by 3% inflation
for 1991/92 plus $4,000,000 is
added for program adjustment.
CENTRE II (Brock Hall)
The facility will be the second
phase of the Student Services
Centre Project (funded in 1990),
and will result in consolidation of
all administrative services for
students in one location. Phase II is
required in order to reconstruct
the existing structure (Brock Hall)
which cannot be functionally
modified in a manner which is
economically feasible.
Project Budget [$]:$9,528,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:TBD
Design Start: 1995/04
Tender Call:      1996/08
Construction Start:     1996/10
Completion Date: 1998/04
Comments:       *Original allowance of $8.3 million (September
1989 dollars) reassessed to $9.25
million (September 1991) dollars
and adjusted by 3.0% inflation
for 1991/92.
This project will consist of several
portions of new construction
including space for laboratories,
allied Health Sciences and health
promotion in several locations, at
an assumed cost of $43 million
including finishing of the Jack Bell
Research laboratories. Following
development of the new space,
there will be significant
renovations required through
existing Health Sciences space
totalling 7500 m2 (approx. 11250
m2 gross). At this time, estimates
are not available for this work.
Project Budget [$]:$37,724,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:TBD
Design Start: 1996/04
Tender Call: 1997/11
Construction Start: 1998/01
Completion Date: 1999/10
Comments:       *Original allowance of $36,625,000 (September
1991 dollars) adjusted by 3.0%
inflation for 1991/92.
An addition to the Faculty of Law
will be required in order to house
faculty offices, research and
support space, as well as provide
additional teaching facilities.
Project based on: 1. Replacement
of existing and provision of some
new facilities (4600 m2) 2.
Renovate existing facilities (7000
m2 ) at approximately 25% cost of
new facilities.
Project Budget [$]:$13,080,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:TBD
Design Start: 1997/04
Tender Call: 1998/06
Construction Start:1998/08
Completion Date:1999/12
Comments:   *Original allowance
of $12.7 million (September 1991
dollars) adjusted by 3.0% inflation for 1991/92.
This is a continuation of the project
that began in 1994.
Project Budget [$]:$11,500,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:TBD
Design Start:     1997/04
Tender Call:1998/09
Construction Starf.1998/11
Completion Date:2000/08
Comments:*AUowance only
(September 1992 dollars).$3.0
million removed from 'Instructional Space' (#15) and $8.5
million removed from 'Research
This project will consist of one or
more facilities required in order to
address the requirement for
adequate instructional space
appropriately distributed on
Project Budget [$]:$2,665,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:TBD
Design Start: 1997/04
Tender Call: 1998/07
Construction Start:1998/09
Completion Date:1999/ll
Comments:*Current allowance
adjusted by 3.0% inflation for 1991 /
92 based on an original allowance of
$5,500,000 in 1991 dollars. $3.0
million reallocated to #14.
This project will consist of one or
more facilities, as yet undefined,
which will be required in order to
provide additional research space
required on the campus.
Project Budget [$]:$36,820,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:TBD
Design Start: 1998/04
Tender Call: 1999/10
Construction Start:1999/12
Completion Date: 2001/12
Comments:   *Current allowance
adjusted by 3.0% inflation for
1991/92 based on original allowance of $44,000,000 in 1991
dollars. $8.5 million reallocated
to #14.
In preparing for Phase I Library
Centre development, additional
needs were discovered largely due
to inadequacies of the Main UBC
Library building (itself a collection
of four separate structures). It is
now urgent that the UBC
Library, a provincial and national resource, be re-housed in
more environmentally friendly
and functionally effective
space. At this time, the problem
is known to be large but quantification has only just begun.
Project Budget [$]:$41,200,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:TBD
Design Start: 1999/04
Tender Call:     2000/11
Construction Start:2001 /01
Completion Date:2003/01
Comments:*Original allowance
of $40,000,000 (Sept.1991 dollars)
adjusted by 3.0% inflation for
(Phase I)
Renovation /upgrading of the five
wings and tower of the Buchanan
complex is, in part, overdue at this
time, and will be an urgent problem by the turn of the century. It is
likely that a phased program over
eight to 10 years will be required
to service these facilities for the
future. A major first phase should
begin as soon as possible.
Project Budget [$]:$25,750,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:TBD
Design Start:2000/04 .
Tender Call:2001/08
Construction Start:2001/10
Completion Date:    2003/06
Comments:*Original allowance
of $25,000,000 (Sept. 1991 dollars)
adjusted by 3.0% inflation for
Restoration and upgrading of the
historic Chemistry Building, located at
the heart of the University, is long
overdue. Completion of this project
will enable the preservation of a
principle campus facility, the
functional reorganization of its
space, and the modernization of its
Project Budget [$]:$25,750,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:TBD
Design Start:2000/04
Tender Call: 2001/09
Construction Start:2001 /11
Completion Date:     2003/08
Comments:  *Original allowance
of $25,000,000 (Sept. 1991 dollars)
adjusted by 3.0% inflation for
50% Provincial Government
funding on a matching basis
This facility is intended to consolidate services and programs addressing the needs of native
Capital Plan (1992/93 - 2001/02)
students on the campus.
Project Budget [$]:$4,800,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:$83,100
Construction Start:1991/12/04
Completion Date:1992/12/31
Comments:       "Original
allowance of $4.0 million (September 1988 dollars) upgraded to
$4.4 million in late 1990 and to $4.8
million at time of tender. UBC
campaign contribution is $2.4
million, provincial government
contribution is $2.4 million.
This facility will provide residential and resource space for approximately 100 graduate and post
doctoral fellows. This complex
will play a key role in the
development of the University in
advanced research and academic
Project Budget [$]:$14,000,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:$232/800
Design Start:     1990/09/01
Tender Call:1992/08/01
Construction Start:1992/10/01
Completion Date:1994/08/01
Comments:*Project allowance of
$14.0 million is expressed in
March 1990 dollars. UBC
campaign contribution is $7.0
million. Provincial government
contribution is $7.0 million.
The present UBC Fine Arts Gallery
is located in the basement of the
Main Library. It consists of approximately 3,000 sq. ft. of low-
ceiling display space, with inadequate office, preparation and
storage areas. Despite these
conditions the Gallery has, over
the years, provided a valued
program of exhibitions for scholars, tourists and the public. With
new facilities the Gallery will
establish a more visible presence
and enlarge its contribution to the
cultural life of the University and
Vancouver by providing professionally mounted exhibitions. The
proposal for new space meets
international standards for display, security, care, handling,
conservation and storage of
materials and artwork.
Project Budget [$]:$3,000,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:$57,450
Design Start:     1991/02/01
Tender Call:      1993/01/01
Construction Start:        1993/03/01
Completion Date:1994/09/01
Comments:*Original allowance
of $3.0 million is expressed in
1989 dollars. UBC campaign
contribution is $1.5 million.
Provincial covernment
contribution is $1.5 million.
Currently, the largest facility for
performances at UBC is the Old
Auditorium, constructed as a
temporary building in the 1920s.
The new Concert and Assembly
Hall, along with Movie and Black
Box theatres, will meet the
University's needs for ceremonial
functions, music and theatre
programs. With a capacity of 1,400
seats in the larger house and
movie and theatre opportunities in
smaller houses, these facilities will
meet specific needs in Greater
Vancouver for a mid-size
performance hall, with potential
operating cost recovery for the
Project Budget [$]:$23,000,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:TBD
Design Start:     1992/08/01
Tender CaU:1993/09/31
Construction Start:1993/ll/31
Completion Date:1995/04/31
Comments:*Original allowance
of $15.0 million has been revised
through program adjustment to
$23.0 million expressed in September 1989 dollars. UBC
campaign contribution is $11.5
million. Provincial government
contribution is $11.5 million.
Already noted for its creative
achievements in writing, theatre,
music and fine arts, UBC needs to
expand its ability to contribute to
the community in both its
established fields and in the areas
of increasing economic importance
to the province, such as film
production. Studio space for the
Fine Arts, Music and Theatre
departments is inadequate. These
departments do not have access to
appropriate space to meet their
specialized needs. A new Creative
Arts Centre will provide efficient,
centralized space for workshops,
practice, and instruction.
Project Budget [$]:$13,000,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:TBD
Comments:*Original allowance
of $10.4 million has been revised
through program adjustment to
$13 million expressed in September 1989 dollars. This project will
be undertaken through the UBC
The UBC Library is a provincial
and national resource. As B.C.'s
primary research library, it is used
extensively by professionals from
Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, teaching hospitals,
colleges and schools across the
province. The information explosion and the development of
collections and new technologies
has created an urgent need for
additional service and storage
Project Budget [$]:$24,000,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:$83,100
Design Start:     1992/02/01
Tender Call:1993/12/31
Construction Start: 1994/02/30
Completion Date:1995/09/30
Comments:*Original allowance
of $24 million is expressed in
1989 dollars. UBC campaign
contribution is $12 million.
Provincial government contribution is $12 million.
This facility is urgently required to
accommodate the extensive intramural activities of the UBC Student Community. It is not intended that this replace existing
facilities for high performance
Project Budget [$]:$9,000,000*
Operating [$] 1992/93:TBD
Design Start: 1992/10
Tender Call:      1993/10
Construction Start:1994/01
Completion Date:1995/04
Comments:*Project allowance is
$9.0 million expressed in September 1990 dollars. UBC Alma Mater
Society contribution is $4.5 million
and provincial government contribution is $4.5 million.
This project will include resource
and research space required to
support programs involving Asian
Studies as well as an expansion of
the Asian Library.
Project Budget [$]:$5,000,000*
Operating {$] 1992/93:$86,000
Design Start: 1993/02/01
Tender Call: 1994/04
Construction Start:1994/06
Completion Date:1995/10
Comments:*Project estimate is
$5.0 million expressed in June
1990 dollars. UBC campaign
contribution is $2.5 million.
Provincial government contribution is $2.5 million.
100% Provincial Government.
There is a chronic need for new
and upgraded greenhouses and
environmental chambers in several
areas of the campus. A program
of providing a distributed system
of new facilities can be implemented over time at a rate of $1
million per year.
Project Budget [$]: 1,000,000*
Design Start:     1993/04
Comments:*Project allowance
per year ongoing for 10 plus
years (September 1991 dollars).
Tender dates and Construction
starts progressive. Total expected to be approximately $10
There is a chronic need for new
and upgraded Animal Care
Facilities in several areas of the
campus. A program of providing
a distributed system of new
facilities can be implemented over
time at a rate of $1 million per
Project Budget [$]: 1,000,000*
Design Start: 1993/04
Comments:*Project allowance
per year ongoing for ten plus
years (September 1991 dollars).
Tender dates and construction
starts progressive. Total expected to be approximately $10
Additional Capital Projects which are
being undertaken by UBC.
1 West Parkade
2 School of Social Work
3 Dentistry renovations
4 Faculty Housing
5 Thunderbird Housing
6 Marine Drive Parkade
7 Mclnnes Parkade
8 Health Sciences Parkade
9 Discovery Park Multi-Tenant
In 1991, the Ministry of Advanced Education requested the University undertake a building audit to determine the quality and condition of all space on campus.
The audit indicated that a large portion of the campus inventory is substandard and does not meet the needs of a progressive research institution.The accompanying bar chart compares the space formula calculation over a five-year period to the University's current inventory and breaks down in the following manner:
The Space Formula Standard calculation provides an indication of the
amount of space required to support the University's academic and administrative programs.
Demolition identifies the amount of space that will be demolished as a
consequence of building new facilities over the next five years.
Proposed Demolition Beyond the Five Year Plan identifies the amount of
space that needs to be demolished, based on the audit.
New Space includes new construction added to the space inventory as a result
of the Capital Plan.
The Inventory includes all space on campus excluding demolition.
An interpretation of this graph suggests that:
O The five-year Capital Plan will offset the space shortfall only marginally.
O Reducing the inventory (through the proposed demolition beyond the 5yr plan)
will further add to our space shortfall.
□ At present the university is not able to replace its inventory at a rate that would
allow it to demolish all the substandard space as identified by the audit.
□ The Capital Plan replaces some of the inventory and allows for the demolition of
a significant number of huts and temporary facilities.
Using the Council of Ontario Space Formula (COU) calculation, the University has a
space shortfall in each of the five years as outlined by the chart below. The formula
takes into account projected faculty, student and staff figures for five years.
Square Meier in Thousands
i       0
Source: 1992/93 Facilities Inventory Report
Assuming that the University was in a position to demolish all substandard space
there would be an absolute shortfall as outlined in the following chart.
Formula Space
In Assignable
Square Meters
Formula Space
In Assignable
Square Meters
The following information provides an overview of demolitions associated with specific-projects in the five-year Capital Plan.The University can anticipate a decrease of space
in the order of 17,700 gross square metres by 1996 if construction is completed according to the current schedule.
Proposed Construction Estimated
Proposed Demolition
Hut M-33, PP Garage
Jan-92   (completed)
Hut M-37, M-38, PP
Jan-92   (completed)
Hut M-39, PP Mech
Jan-92   (completed)
PP Vehicle Garage
Jan-92   (completed)
Hut M-35, M-36
Hut O-20, Key Control Centre
CPD Inspectors Trailer
Hut 0-17, Education
Vivarium Hut South
Nov-91 (completed)
Vivarium Hut North
Nov-91 (completed)
Trailer-Rec Fisheries
Nov-91 (completed)
Graham House Garage
Graham House (partial)
Hut O-l, Education
Hut 0-2, Botany
Hut 0-3, Education
Hut 0-21,-Soil Sciences
Counselling Psychology
Hut 0-26, NITEP
Hut 0-4, Planning Hut
Scarfe Annex
South Staff Office Block
Scarfe - classrm block (greenhouses)
Adult Education Research Centre
Poultry Products Bldg
The Old Auditorium
Forestry Annex '6'
Forestry Header House
Forest. & Ag Huts 3 - Forestry
Forest. & Ag Huts 4 - Forestry
Forestry Annex
Forestry - Field House
Forest Harv & Wood Sc Trailer
Bio Resource Eng Annex
For & Ag Huts - Soil Sc. An. #2
Forest. & Ag Huts - An Sc
Plant Science Annex
Apiary/Shed - Plant Science
Soil Science Annex '3'
Bio-Resource Trailers (2)
The Armouries
Hut M17, old Mech Eng. Annex
Communications Trailers (2)
Page    4 UBCREPORTS November 12.1992       5
November 15 -
November 28
Biology Seminar
Probing The Mechanism Of
Transmembrane Signalling In A Bacterial
Chemoreceptor. Dr. Gerald L.
Hazelbauer, Biochemistry/Biophysics,
Washington State U., Pullman, WA.
Wesbrook 201 at 4pm. Call Dr. Julian
Davies at 822-2501.
Economics Seminar
Wages, Employment And Dispute Resolution In The Canadian Federal Public
Service. Denise Doiron/Craig Riddell,
both in Economics. Buchanan D225from
4-5:30pm. Call 822-8216.
Graduate/Faculty Christian
Forum Lecture
What's Rights With Feminism? Dr. Judy
Toronchuk, Psychology, Trinity Western
U. Buchanan Penthouse at 4:15pm.
Coffee at 4pm. Call 224-0974.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Molecular Biology Of Gauchers. Dr.
Francis Choy, assist, prof., Biology, UVic.
IRC #3 from 4:30-5:30pm. Refreshments
at 4:20pm. Call 822-5312.
Hillel/Jewish Students
Association Film Night
Cup Final. Internationally acclaimed Israeli film. SUB Theatre at 7:30pm. Entrance fee $5. Call 224-4748.
The Fallen Woman: Issues And Images.
Joy Dixon, History; Pamela Dalziel, English. Faculty Club Music Room at 7:30pm.
Call 822-4225/5122.
Wednesday Noon Hour
Concert Series
Gwen Hoebig, violin; David Moroz, piano.
Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Admission $2. Call 822-5574.
UBC Bookstore Customer
Appreciation Day/Art
Demonstration Of Print
Making Processes,
Oragami And Lino Cut.
Rosa Tseng/Chrisfine
Wee. Bookstore from
11:30am-3pm. Refreshments, free gift wrapping, 10% off selected merchandise. Call 822-6699/5916.
Anatomy Seminar
Factor Affecting The Morphogenetic Cell
TranformationsOf Avian Gastrulation. Dr.
Esmond J. Sanders, Physiology, U. of
Alberta, Edmonton. Friedman 37 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2059.
Microbiology Seminar
Protein/DNA Interactions In Chromosome
Structure And Function. Dr. Michel
Roberge, Biochemistry. Wesbrook 201
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
Astronomy Seminar
Starbursts And The AGN Connection.
Prof. John Dyson, Astronomy, U. of Manchester. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at
2pm. Coffee at 1:30pm. Call 822-2696/
Ecology Seminar
Coevolution Of Cuckoos And Their Hosts.
Arnon Lotem, UBC/Tel-Aviv. Human
Nutrition 60 at 4:30pm. Call 822-2387.
Interdisciplinary Victorian
Studies Colloquium Series
Geological Science Seminar
Series *
Evolution of Geoscience: Exploration Of
The Cordillera. Hugh Gabrielse, Geological Survey of Canada. GeoSciences 330A
at 12:30pm. Refreshments follow in the
Grad Lounge (308). Call 822-2449.
Immunology Seminar Series
Pathways In HumanTAnd NKCell Development. Dr. Hergen Spits, DNAX, San
Francisco. Biomed Research Centre
Seminar Room at 4pm. Call 822-3308.
Physics Colloquium
Advances In Imaging Techniques For Early
Cancer Detection. Branko Palcic, Physics.
Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 822-3853.
Economics Seminar
Growth, Sectorial Reallocation And Waiting Time
Unemployment, lan King,
Economics, UVic.
Buchanan D225 from 4-
5:30pm. Call 822-8216.
Dental Resident Teaching
Burning Tongue. Dr. Trudy Corbett, Resident I; Dr. R. Priddy, Oral Pathology. BC
Cancer Agency, Jambor Education Centre
at 5:30pm. Refreshments at 5pm. Call 822-
FRIDAY, NOV. 27    j
UBC Opera Workshop
An Evening Of Opera. French Tickner,
director. Old Auditorium at 8pm. Admission free. Call 822-3113.
Obstetrics/Gynaecology Grand
Perinatal Mortality Rounds And Case
Presentations. Dr. Douglas Wilson/Dr.
Virgina Baldwin. University Hospital
Shaughnessy Site D308 at 8am. Call
Cherri Buckler at 875-3266.
Paediatrics Resident Case
CPC. Dr. Gail Annich, presenter; Dr. Gail
Schauer, Fellow. G.F. Strong Auditorium
at 9am. Call A.C. Ferguson at 875-2118.
Health Care/Epidemiology
Grand Rounds
Participatory Methodology In Research
About Older People: A Case Study. Dr.
Veronica Doyle, adjunct prof., Gerontology Research Centre/Program, SFU,
Harbour Centre. James Mather 253 from
9-10am. Call 822-2772.
UBC Library Hands-On
UBC Library's Online Catalogue, In COMMAND MODE. Sedgewick Arts Terminal
Room Lower Level from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-3096.
Chemical Engineering Weekly
Hollow Fibre Bioreactor Protein Trans
port. Jurgen Koska, graduate student,
Chemical Engineering. ChemEngineering
206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
Economics Seminar
Technological Heroes And Little People:
A Comparison Of Great Inventions And
Ordinary Patentees In Early Industrial
America, 1790-1865. Kenneth Sokoloff,
Economics, UCLA. Buchanan Tower 910
at 4pm. Call 822-5938/8216.
Vancouver Institute Saturday
Night Lecture
The Background Of The
Native Land Question In
BC. Prof. R. Cole Harris,
Geography. IRC #2 at
8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
Law Library Symposium
Eastern Europe And Russian: A Perspective. Curtis 101 from 9am-4pm. Refreshments. Call 822-4238/3443.
Women and Law Forum
Forum On Gender And Justice. Lynn
Smith, dean of Law; Susan Boyd, visiting
incumbent of UBC's chair in Women and
Law. Waterfront Centre Hotel MacKenzie
Room Tues. Dec. 1 from 5:30-8:30pm.
Light buffet supper; tickets available now
for $50. Call 822-9490.
Campus Tours
School and College Liaison Office Friday
morning tours for prospective UBC students. Reserve one week in advance.
Call 822-4319.
Frederic Wood Theatre
LootbyJoeOrton. Nov. 18-21 at 8pm. All
tickets $6; preview on Nov. 10 is 2 for 1.
Call 822-2678.
Woyzeck by George Buchner. Nov. 18-
28 at 8pm. Adults $10, students/seniors
$7; preview on Nov. 18 is 2 for $10.
Reservations strongly recommended. Call
UBC Speakers Bureau
Would your group like to know more about
topics ranging from genetic modelling:
the new science to computers-of-the-fu-
ture? Choose from more than 400 topics.
Call 822-6167 (24 hr. ans. machine).
Executive Programmes
Business seminars. Nov. 16-17: Managing the Sales Process, $550. Nov. 26-27:
Designing an Effective Performance Appraisal System, $750. 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, continuing through Nov.
24; Improvisation in the Language Class,
Nov. 17/24. Call 222-5208.
Humanities/Film Studies
The Business Of Filmmaking: How To
Play The Game. Mark Litwak, writer/
producer/attorney.   IRC #3 from 10am-
5pm. Fee $195. Call 222-5261.
Fine Arts Gallery
Tues.-Fri. from 10am-5pm.
Saturdays 12-5pm. Free
admission. Main Library.
Call 822-2759.
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-
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 misc. fall specials. Every Wednesday, 12-5pm. Task Force Bldg., 2352
Health Sciences Mall. Call Rich at 822-
Friends of Bill W.
The Village Group meets every Thursday
from 12:30-1:30pm in the Lutheran Centre. Call 822-4872.
Clinical Research Support
Faculty of Medicine data analysts supporting clinical research. To arrange a
consultation, call Laura Slaney 822-
Professional Fitness Appraisal
Administered by Physical Education and
Recreation through the John M.Buchanan
Fitness and Research Centre. Students
$40, others $50. Call 822-4356.
Child Studies Research
Is your baby between 2 and 22 months?
Join UBC's Child Studies Research Team
for lots of fun. Call Dr. Baldwin at 822-
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. Lam at 822-7321.
Heart/Lung Response Study
At rest and during exercise. Volunteers
aged 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
Faculty/Staff Non-Contact
Faculty/staff 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-
Faculty/Staff Badminton Club
Fridays from 6:30-8:30pm
in Gym A of the Robert
Osborne Centre. Cost is
$15 plus library card. Call
John at 822-6933.
Late Afternoon Curling
Space available at Thunderbird Winter
Sports Centre from 5-7:15pm. Beginners
and experienced curlers 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.
Nitobe Memorial Gardens
The Jong awaited opportunity to restore
the Nitobe gardens to its original character through Mar. 31/93. During this period, the Gardens will be closed to the
public. Call 822-8228.
Multimedia Symposium '92
November 17, 1992 To show faculty,
staff and researchers some solutions for
using this technology in an instructional
setting. There will be an opportunity to
meet vendors and attend informative seminars throughout the day. Registration
required. Call 822-6611. At David Lam
Management Centre, UBC. 9:00 - 5:00
p.m. Free for UBC faculty, staff and researchers. Undergrads & non-UBC $5.00
Advertise in
UBC Reports
Deadline for paid
advertisements for
the November 26
issue is noon,
November 17.
For information,
phone 822-3131
To place an ad,
phone 822-3131 6    UBCREPORTS November 12,1992
Screening to improve productivity
Genetics charts path to better trees
John Carlson has developed a genetic screening process which he says
will result in more efficient reforestation and genetically improved
Carlson, an assistant professor in
UBC's Forest Sciences Dept. and
the Biotechnology Laboratory, says genetic linkage maps being constructed
in his project will enable
Douglas fir breeders to select genetically elite parent
trees for breeding, and rapidly clone tree genes carrying important traits.
"Efficient reforestation with genetically improved material plays a
central part in the effort to increase
our forest productivity, improve
Canada's economic competitiveness
internationally, and protect our environment," said Carlson.
He explained that traditional genetic mapping has enabled scientists
to pinpoint specific, agriculturally
desirable traits in crop plants. However, he added, traditional mapping
methods are labor-intensive and re
quire the removal of large samples
from plants, which is potentially destructive.
Carlson's research group uses a
method which is entirely automatable
through robotics and requires only
small samples.
"By combining the process with
"Efficient reforestation with genetically improved material plays a
central part in the effort to increase
our forest productivity.
robotics, up to 15,000 samples a day
can be screened," said Carlson.
"All that's needed are a few needles from a seedling to determine specific genetic traits," he added. "Visual
inspection for such traits can take up
to 25 years before they are manifested."
Carlson said Douglas fir was chosen for this project, funded by a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Council strategic research grant, because it is a species of great economic
importance to the Canadian forest in
dustry and because ofthe relatively
advanced standings of Douglas fir
tree improvement and genetics programs.
His research into Douglas fir and
the genetic properties associated with
wood strength and density has just
begun, using samples from trees on
Vancouver Island.
Carlson is currently
into the third year of testing spruce seedlings from
the Prince George area for
genetic traits linked to insect-resistance. His work
      on spruce seedlings is being supported by a research and technology grant from the
B.C. Science Council.
"My long-term interest is to learn
how conifers, such as spruce and
Douglas fir, are genetically structured and how they have evolved
over the years," said Carlson.
"Conifers are unique in that their
genetic composition must remain
stable over lifespans of hundreds of
years. This research may provide
some answers as to how trees survive as long as they do."
Eldridge elected AAPS president
Sue Eldridge, administrator in the
Dept. of Psychology, has been elected
president of the Association of Administration and Professional Staff for
An AAPS member since 1980,
Eldridge has held several executive
positions with the association and with
other campus bodies. She has worked
at UBC since 1968.
Other new executive members are:
1 st Vice-president, Jon Nightingale, University Computing Services; 2nd Vice-
president, Rae Ryan, Medical Genetics;
Treasurer, Justin Marples, Physical Education; Secretary, Claudette Elder, Pharmaceutical Sciences.
New executive members-at-large
are: Marc Broudo, Co-ordinator of
Health Sciences Office; Allan De John,
Housing and Conference Centre;
Cheryl Dumaresq, School and College Liaison; Susan Mair, University
Computing Services; Angela Runnals,
Registrar's Office.
AAPS is an employee association
whose objectives are to represent UBC' s
management and professional staff in
collective bargaining and promote the
Once again the University is recognizing excellence in teaching through the awarding of
prizes to faculty members. The Faculty of Arts will select five (5) winners of the prizes for
excellence in teaching for 1993.
Eligibility is open to faculty who have three or more years of teaching at UBC. The three
years include 1992-3.
The awards will recognize distinguished teaching at all levels, introductory, advanced,
graduate courses, graduate supervision, and any combination of levels.
Nomination Process:
Members of faculty, students, or alumni may suggest candidates to the Head of the
Department, the Director of the School, or the Chair of the programme in which the nominee teaches. These suggestions should be in writing and signed by one or more students,
alumni, or faculty, and they should include a very brief statement of the basis for the nomination. You may write a letter of nomination or pick up a form from the office of the Dean of
Arts in Buchanan Building, Room B 130.
The deadline for submission of nominations to Departments, Schools or Programmes, is
29 January 1993.
Winners will be announced in the Spring, and they will be identified as well during Spring
Convocation in May.
For further information about these awards contact your department or call Associate Dean
of Arts, Dr. Sherrill Grace at 822-9121.
Nazi docudrama
first UBC feature
Where is Memory, a docudrama
that explores the changing memories
of Nazi Germany, had its world premiere last month at the
Festival de Nouveau
Cinema in Montreal.
It also marked the
launch ofthe first feature-length film made
by members of UBC's
Dept. of Theatre and
Shot three years
ago in Germany and
France, the 97-minute
movie was directed by
Assistant Professor
Chris Gallagher and
features UBC theatre Gallagher
Professor Peter Loeffler in the lead
Earlier this month the film won the
Judges Award at the Northwest Film
and Video Festival in Portland.
Gallagher intends to also present his
work at European film festivals including those in Rotterdam, Berlin
and Cannes.
A mixture of fiction and documentary, Where is Memory traces the
dreamlike journey of a man, dubbed
The Sleepwalker, through Germany
after a suitcase full of Third Reich
memorabilia is mysteriously delivered
to his door. The man travels to historic
sites ofthe Reich to explore and photograph them with a camera used during the war.
His trek eventually leads him to
Eva Adolphina Hitler, a girl who claims
to be Hitler's granddaughter. As the
past becomes mixed with reality, The
Sleepwalker's gradual realization of
the'regime's horror drives him to a
desperate act.
"The Sleepwalker is
the personification of a
future when there will
be no memory of World
War Two. There will
only be history," said
Gallagher. "I wanted to
explore the relationship
of memory to history
in terms of the Third
Reich. I feel that history becomes more
theoretical and abstract
as it loses the emotion
of memory."
To achieve a feeling of past meeting present, Gallagher
obtained period photos and footage of
Nazi Germany and then travelled with
a film crew to re-photograph those
sites in the present day. A chilling
sense of reality is achieved by dissolving between past and present.
The film also explores the difference between written history and photographic evidence.
Said Gallagher: "History can have
an element of fiction to it with its
editorial slant or omission of facts.
But an image has a raw quality and can
serve as a window to the reality of that
Shotincolorand released with optical
sound Where is Memory had a budget of
$120,000, some of which was raised
through CanadaCouncil, the Ontario Arts
Council, B.C. Film, the Saskatchewan
Arts Board and UBC Humanities and
Social Science Research.
New restaurant pays
tribute to Trekkers
More than 150 people helped celebrate the Oct. 28 official opening of
Trekkers, the first major new food service facility to be built at UBC since
Trekkers is named in honor of the
students who marched through the
streets of Vancouver in 1922 to convince the government to make the tip of
Point Grey UBC's permanent home.
Five Great Trekkers were on hand for
the ribbon cutting ceremony.
The $2.7-million facility replaces
the old Bus Stop coffee shop which
was torn down to make way for the
David Lam Management Research
UBC Food Services employs more
than 300 staff and is expected to gross
approximately $14 million in sales this
year, second only to food sales generated
by the B.C. Ferry Corporation.
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Isaacson honored for career, community service
Michael Isaacson, head of the
Dept. of Civil Engineering, is the
winner of the 1992 R.A. McLachlan
Memorial Award, the major award
from the Association of Professional
Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C.
The award is given annually to an
engineer who combines a solid professional career with outstanding
community service.
Isaacson, a pioneer in the field of
coastal and offshore hydrodynamics, has written more than 130 technical papers
and has been
involved in a
wide variety
of civil engi-
n e e r i n g
"projects in
Canada and
He has also
served as
president of
his synagogue, as a director of the
Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver and on the executive of the
Canadian Jewish Congress, Pacific
Region. Isaacson also helped establish Maimonides high school.
Also honored by the association
was Noel Nathan, professor emeritus
of Civil Engineering, who received
the Professional Service Award for
his outstanding service to the association and other professional groups.
The association also presented a special
award certificate of appreciation and
service pin to
senior instructor emeritus in
the Dept. of
Livesey has for many years volunteered her time and expertise to help
engineers express themselves more
clearly and improve technical and report writing skills.
federal government, including the
Medical Research Council of Canada
and the National Cancer Institute of
Dr. Judith Hall, head ofthe Dept. of
Pediatrics, has been named to the program management committee of the
Canadian Genome Analysis and Technology Program.
The project is a multidisciplinary
effort by scientists around the world to
map and sequence genetic information stored on human chromosomes.
The management committee will
set overall program direction and determine resource allocation forthe $22-
million project being funded by the
Richard Pearson, head ofthe Dept.
of Anthropology and Sociology, has
recently completed a six-year project
as guest curator for the acclaimed
Smithsonian Institution exhibit, Ancient Japan.
Held at the Institution's Arthur M.
Sackler Gallery last month, the exhibition featured about 250 artifacts dating back 200,000 years. Many of the
objects are archeological finds from
the last 30 years.
It was the third gallery showing in
the West devoted to Japan's prehistoric art. Pearson was also responsible
for organizing the previous two shows,
the most recent of which was the 1990
exhibit at the IBM Gallery of Art,
Science and Technology in New York.
He will use his many connections
with educational institutions and science
industries in B.C to strengthen Science
World's role in
the province's
•scientific community and toen-
hance the science
content of its permanent and travelling exhibits.
Vogt has
been a member
of Science
World's exhibits
committee as well as a member of the
B.C. Space Sciences Society board of
directors and a founding member ofthe
Committee on Public Participation in Science and Technology.
ogy.foundedin 1906, has 1 l,000mem-
bers worldwide. The academy provides
continuing education and promotes research in pathology through annual
meetings, academic congresses and
courses, as well as through publications, including some of the world's
leading pathology journals.
David Vogt has been appointed
director of Science at Science World,
effective Oct. 15.
Vogt has been curator of UBC's
Geophysics and Astronomy Dept.
since 1980 and the director of Science
Communications for the Faculty of
Science since 1991.
Pathology professor Dr. David
Hardwick has been elected president
of the International Academy of Pathology.
He was selected at the academy's
19th congress held recently in Spain.
Hardwick will serve the one-year
term beginning in 1993. He succeeds
Dr. Antonio Llombart-Bosch, a professor of pathology and dean of medicine at the University of Valencia,
The International Academy of Pathol-
Gerald Straley, a research scientist
at the UBC Botanical Garden, has won
the 1992 City of Vancouver Book
Award for his
book Trees of
by UBC Press,
the book identifies 470 kinds
of trees in the
City of Vancouver and on
the UBC campus.
The award was made at the opening
reception for the Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival at
Granville Island. The award includes a
$2,000 cash prize.
Among the other books nominated was Vancouver and Its Region, by Geography Department
Head Timothy Oke and Geography
Professor Graeme Wynn.
Looking good is no cure if it deceives your doctor
Do health professionals think physically attractive patients are healthier
than unattractive patients?
If so, are their appearance-based
judgements accurate?
Psychologist Thomas
Hadjistavropoulos hopes to get answers to these and other related questions from a study he is conducting at
'The general findings in this area
are that there is a physical-attractiveness stereotype which means those
with good looks are perceived by oth
ers as having more desirable characteristics," said Hadjistavropoulos.
"In the medical setting, previous
research by others has shown that
physically attractive patients are perceived by physicians as being
Previous studies with students have
concluded that biases towards the
physically attractive also affect employment decisions made in the
workforce and jury decisions in court.
But Hadjistavropoulos points out
that while past research has involved
students in labs pretending to be pa
tients, his study will focus on real
For the study, he and Psychology
Professor Ken Craig will videotape,
without sound, facial closeups of about
90 people with back pain while they
are performing leg raises at a physiotherapy clinic. The attractiveness of
the patients will have been previously
assessed using an established statistical method.
Physicians, nurses, clinical psychologists and other health professionals will be given basic health information on each subject. They will then be
asked to give their impressions about
the current medical and psychological
condition of each patient based on
what they view on video.
The accuracy of these impressions
will be checked against the actual condition of the patients.
"Our study will either substantiate that appearance-based judgements
of professionals carry validity or determine that these impressions are
indeed inaccurate and a source of
bias that should be eliminated," he
Hadjistavropoulos added that per
sonal appearance may be a valid
source of information for physicians
because patients often neglect their
personal appearance when they are
"We are only touching the tip ofthe
iceberg in terms of understanding why
people hold this stereotype," said
Hadjistavropoulos. "Our recent findings suggest that people are often reluctant to disclose the extent to which
they are attracted by the physical attractiveness of others."
Hadjistavropoulos hopes to have
these studies completed within a year.
Forestry dean urges students
to expand their job horizons
Diversification and consultation are
two words that forestry students should
keep in mind when considering career
opportunities in the 1990s.
That's the message Dean Clark
Binkley is delivering as the Faculty of
Forestry prepares to host a forestry
career evening on Nov. 26, from 5-
9:00 p.m. at the MacMillan Building
Student Lounge.
The road to employment for recent
UBC Forestry graduates has been a
relatively smooth one, said Binkley,
usually leading to jobs in government
or industry. This year, 95 per cent of
the 22 graduating students who responded to a faculty survey had found
employment by the time they had
In addition, all of the respondents
who graduated the previous year were
employed or pursuing advanced degrees.
Binkley said the next step is to get
forestry students to consider jobs, in
addition to those in government and
industry, with consulting companies,
environmental groups and parks agencies, for example, and to get them to
start considering career options earlier in their undergraduate years.
"We want to broaden the definition of a career in forestry. That will
be a main thrust of forestry career
Binkley said some of the largest
job growth is being experienced in the
service sector as a result of the decision by many firms to contract out
more and more work. Forestry graduates who are prepared to step in stand
to benefit the most in today's job
"There's a real demand on the local, national and international level
for consultants who can manage everything from land management plans
in British Columbia to plantation
projects in China," said Binkley.
"I want to make sure that it's being
filled by UBC graduates."
Binkley pointed out that meaningful summer employment for second
and third year forestry students is an
integral part of the equation.
"This type of work experience is
educational, in that it produces a better
student in the end, and is also quite
pragmatic. Students can earn $10,000
over the summer to pay for costs associated with their education, while
broadening their skills.
"It will pay significant dividends
when they go out on the permanent job
The aim of forestry career evening
is to familiarize students with the
range of career opportunities that are
available to undergraduates; to give
students opportunities to meet and
discuss careers with foresters and
alumni who are working in a range of
jobs; and to help them make decisions about which forestry degree
program is best to achieve their career goals.
A panel presentation by speakers from
a variety of companies, consulting firms,
government and industry will offer insight into different career options.
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UnibedVfey 8    UBCREPORTS November 12,1992
The challenge of undergraduate education
It has for a very long time been
acknowledged by a number of intelligent friends of higher education that undergraduate education
in North America, most inexcusably in the first two years, the lower
division, is a failure. This heavy
criticism is voiced by friends ofthe
enterprise, not by "hostile critics or
Responsibility for the failure lies
with the dominating, prestigious,
research-driven universities, and
within those institutions the responsibility can only be traced to the
overwhelming majority of faculty
whose minds and hearts are devoted to research, to graduate students and post-bachelor degree
Now there may be uneasiness,
some ambivalence or even residual
guilt on this matter within the professoriate, I suspect there is. Nonetheless, as judged by practice, one
would have to conclude that professors think undergraduate education
should consist almost entirely of
the initial or preparatory stages of
training for an academic or research
profession, as though undergraduate students were going to follow
the paths of their teachers, but then
Why is that? Why should professors have adopted such an ill-
suited set of attitudes towards undergraduate education? Because in
their eyes it represents things as
they should be, for it reflects their
training and recruitment, it stands
behind their competence and confidence and is the focus of their academic values, interests, ambitions,
rewards and prestige. That is to say,
it represents virtually everything solid
and good that they see attached to
faculty research careers. That is why
the research-graduate school tail now
wags the educational dog. So the resulting lack of respect for and in
telligent care of the undergraduate level should only have been
expected, and that's a
Don't take my
word for it. The failure is widely and
authoritatively acknowledged and
has been so for many
Early in the century      Alexander
Meiklejohn indicted
it. In 1984, Clark
Kerr, the former
President of the Uni
versity of California,
baldly described undergraduate general education as a "disaster area."
Other studies by eminent, knowledgeable
Canadian and U.S. figures could be cited to the
same effect. And to all these
we should add the half-articulated dissatisfaction of
those who have recognized
the deep, persistent failure of
undergraduate education as it is offered almost
in     North
I refer here to students and ex-
students, many of whom in my own
(and in my colleagues') experience
express a nagging intuition that some
how it didn' t turn out quite right. Something didn't happen that would have
made a difference.
The sensed deficiency in their university education has to do with its
%•> utter failure to provide
any sense ofthe whole.
Undergraduate years consist almost entirely of narrow, segmented, disconnected pieces or bits, lacking
depth, range and perspective.
Thus, these years utterly fail to
illuminate even so central a
question as who we are and
what we're doing. That kind
of illumination is just what
programs of a liberal sort set
out to provide.
They can provide it
well if given the chance.
And there really has to be
some corner of the university which sets about
to do that, because if
not then and there,
• then where and
The  features
collected together
to constitute this
indictment   have
been variously emphasized by critics.
1. The lower division lacks centre and
integrity altogether.
2. A far too large
contingent of graduate
students simply cannot read with comprehension or write clearly and grammatically.
3. Despite the heavy third and
fourth-year major, graduating BAs and
B .Scs are not very well schooled. They
are apt to know some aspects of the
discipline well, but many would be
unable to pass a broadly conceived
comprehensive exam in the discipline.
4. The use of teaching assistants in
lower division for anything other than
the most routine and non-sensitive of
tasks is impossible to defend.
5. Far too many graduating students, probably most, have never wrestled in a serious or sustained way with
even one great and abiding human
theme or concern at an appropriate
philosophical level.
6. Far too many graduating students are abysmally ignorant of history. They neither know nor can they
•appreciate the nature and role of the
central moral, intellectual, political,
legal and social institutions of their
Moreover, and as I said earlier, the
overwhelming majority of graduating
BAs and B.Scs are not headed for
graduate schools or lives devoted to
research nor, note this, are they even
likely to end up in careers for which
their undergraduate education has provided direct or specific training. What
we have, therefore, is something ofthe
worst of both worlds: neither degree
offers a good general education nor
adequate training for a career in a field
where there are jobs to be had.
That I not be misunderstood I want
to insist right now that the pursuit of
knowledge, thus, is one of the great
human vocations, and its achievements
are among the glories of the human
mind. If it's not the brightest star in
that constellation, there are few
brighter ones.
The pursuit of knowledge is a truly
important thing. But in its modern
university mode it has become self-
important and domineering, and that's
a different thing. In its self-importance it relegates other vital concerns not merely to second or third
place, but in practice, relegates them
almost off the scale. The heedless
treatment accorded undergraduate
education, especially the lower division, is a case in point.
Nothing will change, really,
until the research-dominated orientation of universities loosens its
strangling grip. Nothing will
change until that orientation no
longer decisively directs and rewards the moral and intellectual
energies of the institution. Studies
will proliferate, trenchant criticisms
will continue to be heard, feeble
gestures and much waving of hands
will be seen, but unless a different
and more appropriate set of standards to guide undergraduate education is somehow adopted nothing
will change.
Probably the change which
would make the most beneficial
difference would be to create some
kind of college out of the lower
division, and devote those two
years to liberal education. Until
that unlikely event transpires, Arts
One deserves our recognition and
support. Its creation and maintenance over 25 years is, given what
universities are today, a major
miracle indeed.
This article is based on a talk
givenbyR.J'. Rowan at the celebration ofthe 25th anniversary of Arts
One in September. Rowan is a professor emeritus of Philosophy and
a founder ofthe Arts One program.
A complete text of Rowan's remarks can be obtained from the
dean's office in the Faculty of Arts.
Architects targeted in push for 'universal design'
Tali Conine of UBC's School of
Rehabilitation Medicine has spent her
life helping people with physical disabilities gain control of theirs.
But while patients may leave the
hospital bolstered by new physical
skills and positive attitudes, their hard-
earned advances are too often negated
by physical barriers at the office, at
home or in the community.
"It sometimes feels like we' re banging our heads against a wall," said
Conine, aprofessorandphysical therapist. "No matter how hard we work in
the hospital, there are always physical
obstacles waiting outside to knock
patients down again."
Given that inaccessibility in and
around buildings is a common complaint among seniors and people with
disabilities, Conine and colleagues
decided to tackle the problem at its
source: architecture.
Since 1990, Conine and a group of
experts have been compiling a set of
resource materials aimed at teaching
architecture students and architects the
special design needs of Canada's aging population and others. The result
of their collaborative effort is a four-
binder set called Towards a Barrier-
Free Environment.
The binders feature selected readings organized under major topics, an
annotated bibliography with more than
100 carefully selected print and audiovisual citations, a binder of practical
self-assessment exercises and a separate book of VHS audio-visual tapes
showing current attitudes, design problems and creative solutions.
Funded through the B.C. Health
Research Foundation, the project was
conceived by a committee which included the Architectural Institute of
B.C. (AIBC), UBC's School of Architecture and the B.C. Paraplegic Association.
Despite a rising demand for barrier-free design, Conine said little was
being done to help architects and other
design professionals keep pace with
research, technological developments
and design innovations. As a result,
Conine and others were constantly
being asked to brief design professionals on ways to make their work
more accessible.
Project materials will be made
available to. about 150 undergraduate
and graduate students in architecture
at UBC, 1,375 professional architects
throughout the province and close to
100 provincial agencies dealing with
issues of disability.
But Conine stressed that Towards a
Barrier-Free Environment isn't just
for the benefit of people with disabilities.
Statistics Canada estimates that almost one in four Canadians will be
over the age of 65 by 2030. Homes and
public buildings must therefore incorporate features to meet these changing
physical and sensory needs and lessen
extensive renovations down the road.
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is presently sponsoring across-country tour of barrier-free
design ideas. The CMHC "open" house
display features wide-angle peepholes
in the front door at standing and sitting
levels, raised electrical outlets and lowered light switches. More sophisticated devices include an automatic
door-entry system and visual intercoms using strobe lights to alert hearing-impaired residents to a smoke detector, telephone or doorbell.
Sandy Hirshen, a project organizer
and director of UBC's School of Architecture, said future accreditation
requirements for Canadian university
programs in architecture are being
devised to take into account human
impairments affecting mobility, use
of arms, vision, hearing, speech cognition and perception. The AIBC is
also establishing a hotline to guide
architects on questions of barrier-free
On campus, UBC has established
its own Physical Access Advisory
Committee to examine ways to eliminate barriers. Ruth Warick, director of
the Disability Resource Centre, is also
chairing a committee on hearing accessibility for faculty, staff and students.
Meeting four times a year, the 11-
member physical access committee is
drawn from UBC's schools of Architecture and Rehabilitation Medicine,
the Disability Resource Centre, Crane
Library, Plant Operations, the Clinical Engineering Program, and the offices of Employment Equity and Campus Planning and Development.
Committee members hope this collaborative approach will lead to a 'universal design' for construction and
renovation projects benefiting everyone on campus.
Photo by James Labonte
Graduate student Vaughan Miller's residence in Acadia Park features
lower light switches and counters and a wheel-in shower.


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