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The University at British <
Ma, Vancouver, B.C.
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Photo by Media Services
Cecil Green (left) and President David Strangway unveil a plaque as part of die reopening ceremonies for Cecil Green Park last
month. Renovations to die 1912 mansion at Cecil Green Park began last November and will be completed soon. The restoration
was paid for with a $U-million grant left by die late Ida Green, CecU Green's wife.
Plans sought to salute
75th Anniversary
Plans for UBC's 75th Anniversary
celebrations are moving into high gear.
With 1990 festivities now just five and
a half months away, the call is out for
proposals to help salute the university's
birthday in unique and innovative ways.
"We want everyone in the university
community — faculty, staff and students
- to join us in planning and implementing
this celebration of UBC's heritage and
tradition," said Chancellor Leslie Peterson, chairman ofthe 75th Anniversary
"It is a tremendous opportunity to
draw public attention to the excellence of
teaching and research at UBC and to the
university's other contributions to Canada's social, economic and cultural fabric," he said.
Proposed events may be related to
Open House (March 9-11), Summer
Festival (May through August) or Homecoming Week (Sept. 27-Oct. 3). They
may also stand on their own. Proposals
will be accepted for original projects or
enhanced versions of existing programs.
Project proposals should be submitted
to the Community Relations Office no
19 15-1990
later than Friday, Sept. 29. They will be
forwarded to the appropriate committee
chairman for evaluation.
Some seed money is available. To be
eligible, projects must be in keeping with
the objectives of 75th Anniversary,
demonstrate a benefit to the university
and be accessible to either the community
as a whole or to targeted audiences.
Allocation of seed money will be made
by mid-October. However, each project
must be at least partly supported through
existing or reallocated resources from the
proposing unit or department
Project proposal forms, available from
the Community Relations Office, require
a project description, proposed dates,
targeted audiences, promotional plans and
other details.
If you wish to volunteer to help organize 75th Anniversary celebrations or want
more information, please contact any of
the following committee chairmen:
Executive Committee, Planning
Advisory Committee, Leslie Peterson (683-
6633); Creative Advisory Group, Robin
Lecky (688-5696); Administration, Sharon
Rowse (228-6630); Finance, Tory Sumner
(228-4800); Strategic Systems and Services, Eileen Stewart (224-8120); Marketing and Production Services, Wendy
Soobis (228-3131); Corporate Partnership, John Tanton (685-0261).
Other committee chairmen are: Programs, Judy McLarty Larsen, (228-2028);
Sports/Recreation, Bob Osborne (736-
9365); Open House, Jim Richards (228-
2536); Special Events, Norm Watt (228-
2581); Campus Projects, William Webber
(228-5767); Legacy, Alice Strangway
(228-4328); Alumni Projects, Ron Longstaffe (687-2425); Campaign Projects,
Graham Catchlove (683^466).
Faculty pact
to arbitration
as agreement
deadline passes
Arbitration hearings to determine a
new contract between the university and
the Faculty Association are slated to begin
Aug. 8.
As agreed to by both parties, negotiations must enter arbitration because bargaining sessions concluded without a
settlement by the April 25 deadline.
In April this year, an arbitration panel
award gave the association a general pay
increase of 4.9 percent for 1988-89, as
well as additional salary and benefit increases. The one-year contract expired on
June 30.
The association represents about 2,000
faculty members, librarians and Continuing Education program directors on
In other developments, members of
the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 2950, which represents about
1,350 clerical, secretarial and library
assistants on campus, have a new contract
The pact ratified last month, calls for
a 90-cent per hour increase retroactive to
April 1,1989, a 45-cent per hour adjustment plus a four per cent increase across
the board on April 1,1990, and a40-cent
per hour increase April 1,1991.
The agreement will boost the wages of
aClerk 1, paid the union's base rate, to
$ 11.50 an hour from the current $9.32.
Wages of a Secretary 2 will rise to $12.80
from $10.57 and those of a Buyer 2 to
$17.37 from $14.97.
Also in the agreement were improvements to medical and dental benefits and
new language on temporary employees
and the contracting out of secretarial and
clerical work.
Meanwhile, another round of talks
was slated for July 11 with representatives of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 882. Negotiations
for a new contract began May 30 after the
previous agreement expired March 31.
Elsewhere, administrative, professional
and technical staff will receive a 4.5 per
cent raise effective July 1. The increase
will appear in their July-end pay cheques.
In a letter from President David Strang-
Injunction freezes
professor's assets
UBC has received a court injunction
freezing the assets of former School of
Music Professor Dimitri Conomos.
In a subsequent action, a B.C. Supreme Court justice dismissed an application to free the assets.
Conomos is the subject of an RCMP
commercial crime section investigation
into alleged misappropriation of research
funds. At press time, no charges had been
The university alleges in court documents that Conomos misappropriated as
much as $192,000 by diverting funds
received as grants from the university and
the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council of Canada for his study
of Byzantine chants and music. The university also alleges that he made false
claims about academic publications.
Conomos joined the university in 1975
as an assistant professor and received
tenure in 1979. He resigned his position
effective June 30.
way. staff members were ;tlso told a merit
salary pool equal to three percent of base
salaries will be available to recognize
above-average performance. These funds
will be distributed beginning in September.
UBC spinoff companies employed
more than 2,800 people and had annual
sales of more than $300 million in 1988,
a new survey says.
The fourth annual report on university
spin-off companies found that 73 firms
have evolved from campus research.
The companies include high-tech firms
like MacDonald Dettwiler, MDI(Mobile
Data International) and Quadra Logic
Technologies, and smaller operations like
the Seaspring Salmon Farm.
Spinoff companies are defined as those
which owe their origin, directly or indirectly, to research or expertise originating
at UBC.
The report was also critical of the level
of in vestment in research and development in B.C.
' 'Currently, the province of British
Columbia invests very little in r&d—
something in the order of .9% of the Gross
Domestic Product, compared with 1.4%
for Canada nationally and with 2.5% to
3% commonly expended in Other countries," it said.
A recent study by the Science Council
of B.C. calculated that every dollar spent
on research and development returned
$17 in investment to the province's economy.
UBC is the largest research university
in Western Canada and generates more
than 60% of all research activity(public
and private) in the province.
win awards
UBC's Community Relations Office won first prize for its '' Full of
Surprises" brochure at a recent Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education competition.
The CCAE, a national organization for public relations, alumni and
development professionals in post-
secondary institutions, presents
annual awards recognizing high
achievement in communications by
Canadian universities and colleges.
The "Full of Surprises" brochure is part of UBC's community
outreach efforts and details the many
services and attractions offered to
the public.
UBC also received an honorable
mention for its President's Report
' 'Toward the Pacific Century," in
the category of best annual report UBCREPORTS
July 13,
Letters to the Editoi
Disappointment expressed
Dear President Strangway
I am disappointed in your reply (UBC Reports, June 15,1989) to the Arts senators'
letter to you concerning the financial situation in the Faculty of Arts, and this in
relation to the difficult budgetary climate that
the university has had to adjust to during the
past many years now.
The context of their letter was the successive reductions in budget all faculties have
experienced and, in particular, the impact
these retrenchments have had in the Faculty
of Arts in relation to the work that has to be
done and the quality of service to our students, and of our scholarly activity, that must
be maintained. If the senators feel that this
impact has been disproportionate, it may
well be that the result of a lack of useful information presented in a form that addresses
issues of concern to this Faculty.
With respect, the evidence you present on
"budget FTE faculty" does nothing to allay
this feeling. There are problems with the data
even if it could be assumed, which it cannot,
that the impact of a retrenchment can be
gauged solely or even approximately by the
reduction in faculty positions made necessary by it.
First, your data do not include budgeted
sessional positions and teaching assistant-
ships, both of which the Faculty of Arts, and
I presume other faculties, have had to
reduce over the years.
For example, in the
1982-83 retrenchment, the Faculty of
Arts' full-time
equivalent academic
staff was reduced by
17.7,13.2 of which
were represented by
reductions in session-
als and teaching assistants (Senate
Budget Committee Report, April 1982). Your
measure of' 'budget FTE faculty'' would have
picked up only 4.5 of these. A similar situation
applies to later retrenchments covered in the
period 1983-84 to 1987-88.
Secondly, your data on "budget FTE positions", do not include positions in the President's Reserve, in which all vacancies arising
from retirements are placed. This implies that
all such vacancies are retrenched or otherwise
not available for recruitment, which of course is
not the case.
I must therefore conclude that from the evidence you have represented we can learn little
about the impact of retrenchments as reflected
in changes in the number of academic (teaching) personnel, or about their relative size in the
various faculties.
Until 1986-87, the Senate Budget Committee presented detailed reports on the size and
impact of retrenchments. For the three retrenchments in 1982-83,1984-85 and 1985-86,
these reports show a reduction in the Faculty of
Arts of 55.75 full-time equivalent academic
positions and 6 support staff positions.
The Faculty of Science, which is the faculty
most closely related to Arts, with shared programs and a substantial inter-change of students
and which has about 57% ofthe enrolment of
Arts, is shown in the same report as losing 23.30
FTE academic and 5 support staff positions.
The most recent retrenchment which cut the
Arts budget by 1% and Science's by 0.5% will
do little to dispel any feeling that might exist in
Arts that the Faculty's needs and problems are
not fully understood in the President's Office.
Professor Richard Tees has written to you
mentioning some of the other variables that
must be taken into consideration, including
enrolments (see below). Credit enrolments in
the Faculty of Arts, which include our service
load to other faculties, have increased 18% in
the last decade.
In the period 1983-84 to 1987-88 which you
chose to highlight, undergraduate and graduate
full-time equivalent enrolments in Arts as reported by the UBC Facts Book increase by 2%,
while those for the university as a whole declined by 7% (seven out of 12 faculties registered a decline.) In the Faculty of Science, FTE
enrolments fell by 12% and in the Faculty of
Education, which has also been hit hard by
retrenchment, the decline was 16% during
the same period.
You mention that' 'the manner of applying reductions was left to the dean and was
based on faculty priorities''. This is really
not how it works.
Given the size of retrenchments in relation to the amount of funds available for
possible re-allocation, i.e. free of contractual
commitments, required reductions in staffing have too often occurred in program areas
where funds have been freed up by the
happenstance of retirement, resignation or
death, and not in accordance with the Faculty's or a department's priorities.
This is why continued retrenchments are
so damaging and why, as an almost way of
life at UBC, they should be brought to an
In conclusion let me say that your letter
raises a serious question in my mind about
the data and information base used in making important decisions that affect the quality of our programs and hence the welfare of
our students.
Yours sincerely
Robert M.Will
Dean and Professor of Economics
Concern over budget shared
As you know, the concerns expressed by
senators in a recent letter (UBC Reports,
May 31, 1989) are shared by other Arts
faculty including the department heads and
directors of schools. While I am not sure that
the complex nature of consequences arising
out of a decade of budgetary decisions made
by many UBC administrators and the provincial government can be fairly dealt with in
a brief letter, I feel that I must respond to
President Strangway's letter to us (UBC Reports, June 15,1989).
The information provided in that letter of
reply is now being "incorporated" into Vancouver Sun stories and may leave members
of the UBC community and others with the
impression mat our anxiety about the serious
impact of retrenchment on the Arts Faculty is
Whether or not the Faculty of Arts has
been treated fairly in recent budget cuts
needs to be viewed in a much larger context
This university itself does not have enough
money to properly undertake the tasks outlined in our recently published Mission Statement.
Many UBC department heads, faculty
and staff are well aware of the fact that
additional work has been added to their re-
gpontabilities during the past five years while
die resources necessary to do the job have
been reduced by inflation and budget cuts.
UBC is underfunded not only in relation
to aaivenities in Ontario, Alberta and else-
whae, but also in respect of our sister universities, Simm Fraser and Victoria. The issue
of whether the cutbacks over the past 5-10 years
have differentially affected the Arts Faculty is
an important one, but is a part of this larger
problem of underfunding.
In any event, the figures in the table provided
in President Strangway's letter regarding full
time equivalent (FTE) faculty cuts do not capture all of what has happened in the past five
years. For one thing, while faculty positions did
decline by 10% from 1983/84 to 1987, support
staff FTE positions in administration increased
by 22% over the same time period.
However, the more important issue that
prompted me to write has to do with the relationship between changes in budget and workload over that period. Budget cuts can be more
easily handled by a Faculty whose teaching responsibilities have been reduced by a programme
change, etc., than by a Faculty such as Arts,
whose budget has declined, while its workload
(in spite of enrolment controls) has gone up. In
the table, changes in FTE course enrollees and
in expenditure per course are presented, together with the changes in FTE faculty President Strangway cited.
On the face of it, the size of cuts in faculty
FTEs in Forestry, Agricultural Sciences, Applied Science, Education, Science, etc., must
have less impact because of declines in their
undergraduate and/or graduate enrolment These
figures would suggest that the Faculty of Arts
finished' '4th from the bottom of the table.''
If one focuses on changes in cost, i.e., net expenditures per 3 unit course, the picture doesn't
change very much, except that the discrepancy
is increased between the size of impact on the
Change In
Agr. Sciences
Appl. Science
Grad. Studies
Phar. Sciences
Interfaculty Comparisons (1983/84 -1987/88)
FTE Faculty Workload/(FTE) Students Expenditure Per 3 Unit Course
% Change  1983/84
25,113       23,902
+ 1.6
+ 22
% Change
+ 1.0
+ 9.8
+ 6.4
Source: UBC fist Book, December 1988
Faculty of Arts and that on faculties such as
Science, Commerce, etc.
Expenditure on an Arts course fell to 50%
of that spent on an Education course and
64% of that spent on a Science course. The
table reflects the situation until 1987/88.
Interestingly, it was the subsequent 1988/89
retrenchment' 'bill'' in which further differences were introduced between Faculties
(e.g., Arts 1 %, Science 0.5%) which coincided with the Dean of Arts' resignation.
In summary, the table provided by President Strangway's letter on the differential
impact on faculties has had wide circulation.
It suggested that the senators and department
heads who expressed concerns about the impact of budget cuts on the Arts Faculty were
very much off-base. My analysis and my
own experience suggest we were not
There may well be reasons that the Faculty of Arts budget should be cut more than
that of die Faculty of Commerce, Science, or
Education, etc. If that is the case, the analysis
and data upon which such decisions are
based should be available and be as complete as possible. In any event, the figures on
instructional costs per course or enrolment
make rt clear that the faculty in Arts can make
a good case that their Faculty is one of those
which has been most hard-pressed by retrenchments between 1983/84 and the present time
Richard Tees
Professor and Head
Psychology Department UBCREPORTS   July 13,1989       3
Brimacombe wins national honors
Keith Brimacombe,
director of the UBC Centre
for Metallurgical Process
Engineering and Stelco/
NSERC professor was
named an officer of the
Order of Canada by Governor General Jeanne Sauve
last month.
Brimacombe was one
of 22 Canadians appointed
officers by the Governor
Brimacombe also garnered another award, the
1989 Bell Canada-Forum Award.
The award was one of two offered by the Corporate-Higher Education Forum, a Canadian organization formed in 1983 to promote understanding and cooperation between academic and business communities.
Brimacombe was cited for excellence in research and furthering corporate-university cooperation in research-qualities the awards selection
committee said were vital to maintaining a vigorous
Canadian economy.
Nursing Professor Joan
Anderson has received the
Registered Nurses Association of B.C. awardfornurs-
ing research.
Eight annual awards of
excellence were given in three
categories-nursing practice,
nursing administration and
nursing research—to people
who made significant contributions to both patients and
their profession.
The RNABC represents B.C.'s 30,000 registered
Anderson's research is in chronic illness and
cross-cultural health care. A National Health Research Scholar, she was instrumental in establishing
the nursing research unit at UBC and was com-
mended by the RNABC for her leadership and
mentor skills.
UBC Zoology Professor
David Suzuki has been
awarded an honorary Doctor
of Science degree from
Amherst College in Amherst,
In its citation, the college
recognized Suzuki as a serious scientist who has made
his work intelligible through
a commitment to lucid teaching.
It said Suzuki has initiated millions of Canadians
into the workings of science through his award-
winning CBC television and radio programs.
Suzuki received two other honors last month. He
was named to the Global 500 Roll of Honor of the
United Nations Environment Program, and he re-
ceived an Award of Excellence from the
Banff Television Festival.
Forestry  Dean
Robert Kennedy
was one of 11 people
named to a new forest resources commission announced
by provincial Forests Minister Dave
Parker last month.
The commission,
which will look at
issues such as clear-cutting, public participation in forest planning and management,
and a proposed program to double the land
cut under tree farm licences in B.C., is
scheduled to begin work in September.
Kennedy recently announced he will not
serve another term as head of me faculty, but
will continue as dean until a replacement is
Alumni Association
awards prize
to Carney, 4 others
Pat Carney, former Progressive Conservative cabinet minister and Member
of Parliament, has been awarded UBC's
Alumni Award of Distinction for her
outstanding international achievements.
Currently in the honorary position of
Executive in Residence in UBC's Faculty of Commerce and Administration,
Carney was formerly Minister of International Trade, Minister of Energy, Mines
and Resources, and President of the Treasury Board. She left politics in 1988
because of ill-health.
Carney's award was one of five announced by UBC's Alumni Association
at its annual general meeting, May 18.
William Benjamin, director of UBC's
School of Music, was recognized for his
outstanding community service, outside
of teaching and research, as a member of
the board ofthe Vancouver Symphony
Orchestra and head of a search committee
for die VSO Musical Director. Benjamin
received the Alumni Association's annual Faculty Citation award.
Mary and George Plant received the
Blythe Eagles Volunteer Service award
for the time and energy they have devoted
to the association. Both have been active
supporters since graduating from UBC,
Mary in 1952 and George in 1950. George
Plant is a past president of the association
and Mary is currently in her fifth year as
Convocation senator.
Recipient ofthe Alumni Association's
Honorary Life award-which recognizes
contributions made to the university by a
non-graduate-is former Physical Education Professor Doug Whittle, who has
been an active volunteer in alumni groups
since his retirement from the university
seven years ago.
This year's Outstanding Young Alumnus award went to Dr. Anne Bassett and
Paul Yee.
Dr. Bassett made world headlines when
she and Dr. Barry Jones discovered a
Pat Carney
genetic abnormality in human chromosomes that may cause schizophrenia. This
research, conducted at Columbia University, promises to be a medical breakthrough in preventing and treating the
Currently multicultural coordinator for
the national archives in Ottawa, Yee is the
author of Saltwater City, a recently released book which chronicles the history
of Chinese people in Canada.
The Young Alumnus Award is given
to UBC graduates under the age of 36
whose endeavors in professional, civic,
business, arts, home-related, political or
other activities have brought honor to the
CBC plans training
Science journalists sought
The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. is
planning to launch a national competition
that will help train a new generation of
science communicators.
David Vogt, curator of the UBC
Geophysics and Astronomy department
and chairman of the CBC Advisory
Committee on Science and Technology,
told delegates at the annual meeting of the
Canadian Science Writers Association in
Ottawa last month the competition, which
he wants to see in place by 1990, will
spotlight young Canadian scientists who
display both a great potential for original
rcsearch-and unique abilities to commu
nicate science.
The competition, to provide exposure
on CBC programs for all finalists, will be
open to any student enroled in at least the
second year of graduate studies in any
area of science and technology at a Canadian university.
"We'd like to show where science is
at its most vital," said Vogt. "These
students should be allowed the opportunity to communicate their enthusiasm,
energy and excitement."
The competition will provide role
models for Canadian youth, encourage
young scientists to expand Aek communications roles and allow the CBC to
develop a new generation of scientist-
communicators, he said.
Vogt added that he is dismayed at the
state of science reporting in Canada, despite
the broadcast of programs such as CBC
radio's Quirks and Quarks and television's the Nature of Things, with UBC's
David Suzuki as host
Deploring what he called the ghet-
toization of science in the media, Vogt
said he wants to see science and technology issues on shows that do not traditionally cany science news.
"Programs that are not specialized
fed they can ignore science stories," he
said. "We need mote aensitre and tfiought-
ful reporting."
UBC Reports starts
new insert policy
A new insert policy designed to open
the pages of UBC Reports to legitimate
campus units has been adopted by the
UBC Reports Advisory Committee.
Under the policy guidelines campus
units wishing to disseminate major reports may purchase space in UBC Reports.
The committee has approved the following guidelines:
1. Reports and documents must be
authorized by the vice-president or dean
in charge of the campus unit sponsoring
them, and must be of interest to the campus community as a whole.
2. Reports must be between two and
12 tabloid pages in length to be published
as an insert in UBC Reports.
3. Submissions must be on computer
disk compatible with the UBC Reports
4. Submissions should be sent to the
editor-in-chief, UBC Reports, at least six
weeks before the requested publication
5. All publications will be charged on
a full cost recovery basis.
Members of the UBC Reports Advisory Committee are: John Dennison,
David Dolphin, Dr. Morton Low, June
Lythgoe, Pat Marchak, Don Whiteley
and Howard Fluxgold.
For more information, phone 228-
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So did many other readers of UBC Reports,
UBC's faculty and staff newspaper.
It will appear in the classified section of the
Sept. 7 issue of UBC Reports. Faculty and
staff will be able to purchase a similar ad for
$6 (for 35 words.) Others will pay $7.
Display advertising will also be available, with
discounts for faculty and staff.
All advertising can be purchased at the
Photo desKMedia Services beginning Aug. 1.
Deadline for the Sept. 7 issue is 4 p.m.,
Thursday Aug. 24. Phone 228-4775 for more
information. UBC REPORTS   July 13.1989     ,4
Holy Communion
Lutheran Campus Ministry. Lutheran Campus Center,
5885 University Boulevard. 7:30 p.m.
Summer School Public Lectures
Clearing Out a Space: The Use of Experience in
Preaching. Dr. T.G. Long, Princeton Theological Seminary. For information caH 228-9031. Chapel of Epiphany, Chancellor BWg. 7:30 p.m.
Public Evening Lecture
Decoding Cultural Christianity. Don Posterski, Associate General Director. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Canada. Question and answer session from 9-9:30 p rn.
For information call 224-3245, local 321. Main Floor
Auditorium, Regent College. 8-9 p.m.
Asian Studies/Institute ot Asian Research
Lecture and Discussion
Peking Spring II: Reflections on -Before and After Tiananmen Square. Dr. Michael Duk'?. UBC. Dr. Duke has
just returned from Beijing, PRC. F 3r information call 228-
4688. Auditorium. Asian Centre   12:30 p.m.
Music for Summer Evenings
Julia Nolan, Saxophone and Jane Gormley, Piano.
Admission: Free. For information call 228-3113. Recital
Hall, Music Bldg. 8p.m.
Summer School Public Lectures
Biblical Authority in a Plualistic World. Dr. James A.
Sanders, School of Theology at Claremont. For information call 228-9031. Chapel of Epiphany, Chancellor
BkJg. 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, JULY 21     |
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Kawasaki Disease - An Epidemic? Drs. D. Cabral, P.
Maleson, G. Sandor, Department of Paediatrics. UBC/
BCCH. to information cal 875-2117. Audtorium, G.F.
Strong Rehab Centre. 9 a.m.
Holy Communion
Lutheran Campus Ministry. Lutheran Campus Center,
5885 University Boulevard. 730 p.m.
Summer School Public Lectures
God and Evil. Dr. Randolph Crump Miller, formerly of
Yale U. For information call 228-9031. Chapel of
Epiphany, Chancellor BUg. 7:30 pm.
Public Evening Lecture
Mating Human Personhocd to the Health Sciences: An
Old Testament Perspective. Bruce Waltke, Professor of
Ok) Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary.
Question and answer session from 9-9:30 p.m. For
WormatJon caH 224-3245, local 321. Main Floor Audrto-
rfum, Regent College. 8-9 p.m.
Howctt Bostock Memorial Lecture
Fakes and Forgeries. Umberto Eco, Author and Semioti-
cian from Milan, Italy. Co-sponsored by SFU and the
Halan Cultural Institute. For information call 228-5157.
Hetchar ChaJenge Theatre, SFU Harbour Centre Campus,
515WestHastingsSt. 6p.m.
Music for Summer Evenings
Thomas Parriott and Raymond Kirkham, trumpets and
Edward Norman, organ and piano. Admission: Free.
For information cal 228-3113. Recital Hal, Music BUg.
8 p.m.
Summer School Public Lectures
The Confession of Sin. Dr. James Mays, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. For information call 228
9031. Chapet of Epiphany, Chancellor BWg. 730 p.m.
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Spectators watch anxiously as Robert Miller,Vice-President Research, lines up his shot at the President's University Cup
Costumed Croquet Klassic on the lawns of Norman Mackenzie House. Teams of four paid $150 while spectators were charged
$75 to watch die classic with the proceeds going to the Crane Library, UBC theatre scholarships and Alzheimer research.
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Please note that starting with the Sept 7 issue, die deadline will move to noon instead of 4 p.m.
FRIDAY, JULY 28    |
Hewett Bostock Memorial Lecturer
Discussion with Umberto Eco (Author: Name of the
Rose). Umberto Eco, Author and Sembtician from Milan, Italy. Co-sponsored by SFU and the Italian Cultural
Institute. Forinformationcall228-5157. Policy Room
1600, SFU Harbour Centre Campus, 515 West Hastings
St. 10:30-1230 p.m.
Botanical Garden
Tour the Garden with David Tarrant, Judy Newton and
Friends of the Garden. Admission to the Garden: Two
for the price of 1. Tea win be available. For information
call 2284208. 6250 Stadium Road. 10:30,12:30,230.
Holy Communion
Lutheran Campus Ministry. Lutheran Campus Center,
5885 University Boulevard . 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, AUG. 1    |
Public Evening Lecture
Is Christ the Only Way? Clark Pinnock, Professor of
Systematic Theology, McMaster Divinity College. Question and answer session from 9-9:30 p.m. For information call 224-3245, local 321. Main Floor Auditorium,
Regent College. 8-9 p.m
Music for Summer Evenings
Purcel String Quartet Admission: Free. For information
call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music Bktg. 8p.m.
Stage Campus '89
July 19-Aug. 4. 1837: The Farmers' Revolt, by Rick
Salutin. Directed by Martin Milterehip. This collective
creation from Theatre Passe Muraille is a sometimes
light hearted look at a tumultuous time in Canada's
history. Lacking independence and subservient to British imperialism, Canada finds its revolutionary impulse in
the ordhary people ot the time. Admission $6. Saturday
Matinee (2 p.m.) and Mondays 2 tor 1. For information/
reservations caH 228-2678.
Continuing Education
Weekend Seminar
July 22/23. 9-5p.m. Producing Ultra-Low and Low-
Budget Features. Dov Simens, experienced line producer and production manager, teaches at UCLA, SSC
andNYU. Fee $110 one day onry or $190 weekend. For
registratiorVinformation call 222-5261. Seminar Room,
Robson Square Media Centre, 800 Robson Street.
Pakistani Textiles by Razia Ahmed. Razia Ahmed,
Museum of Anthropology. Razia will be giving docent
tours of the textile exhibit every Tuesday throughout
August beginning at 1 p.m. Slide lecture on Friday, Aug.
18 at 1 p.m. in the Asian Centre Music Studio. For
information call 228-4688 or 228-6178. Asian Centre.
11-5 p.m. daily.
Free Guided Campus Tours
Bring your friends, visitors, community or school group to
UBC for a campus walking tour. Drop-ins welcome
Mondayto Friday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tours for VIPs
or other interested groups available at 3 p.m. and on
weekends by reservation only. Discover UBC's history
and see everything from mammoth tusks and gargoyles
to the Rose Garden overlooking the ocean. Tours begin
at the SUB and last approximately 2 hours in the morning
and 90 minutes in the afternoon. To book, call the
Community Relations Office at 228-3131.
Summer Language Bursary
Program in French
Bursaries to study French at UBC this summer (July 10-
Aug. 18) may be available to Canadian citizens or
landed-immigrants who have been full-time students
during the 1988/89 academic year.
The bursary covers tuition, room and board on campus,
and cultural and social activities scheduled by the Program.
For information, please call 228-5606.
Intensive Language Programs
Enjoy learning French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin
and Cantonese with UBC Language Programs this
summer. Conversational courses in a relaxed atmosphere help you communicate with others who share your
interests. All courses are non-credit.
Three week morning and immersion programs in French
begin July 31.
Three week morning programs in Spanish, Japanese,
Mandarin and Cantonese begin July 24.
It's not too late to register. For more information call
Language Programs and Services at 222-5227.
Summer Language Bursary Program in French. For
information please call 228-5606.
Sexual Harassment Office
UBC's policy and procedures are now in place to deal
with instances of sexual harassment. Two advisors are
available to discuss questions and concerns on the
subject. They are prepared to help any member of the
UBC community who is being sexually harassed to find
a satisfactory resolution. Phone Margaretha Hoek and
Jon Shapiro at 228-6353.
Faculty Club B.B.Q.
Every Wednesday night on the Upper Deck, until Labour
Day - weather permitting. For reservations call 228-
Faculty Club Chocoholic Bar
Every Thursday evening until Labour Day in the Main
Dining Room. For reservations call 228-3803.
Faculty Club Seafood Festival
Every Friday night in the Main Dining Room. For
reservations call 228-3803.
Golf Lessons
Get into the swing of things with adult golf lessons.
Classes run throughout the spring and summer for basic
and intermediate levels. For more information please
call the Community Sport Services Office at 228-3688.
UBC Tennis Centre
Adult and junior, summer tennis lessons. Day, evening
and weekend sessions available. For information call
Friends of the Garden
Wednesday Walks: An introduction to the Botanical
Garden. Meet at the Gatehouse. Admission: Free.
Tour: Free. Spend your lunch hour at the Botanical
Garden. For information call 228-4208. 1 p.m.
Statistical Consulting and
Research Laboratory.
SCARL is operated by the Department of Statistics to
provide statistical advice to faculty and graduate students working on research problems. For information
call 228-4037, Forms for appointments available in
Room 210, Ponderosa Annex C.
To find an interesting and challenging volunteer job, get
in touch with volunteer connections, the on-campus
information and referral service supported by the AMS.
Student interviewers are trained to help UBC students,
staff and faculty find volunteer jobs in their area of
interest. For an appointment to explore the available
volunteer options, contact: Volunteer Connections, Student
Counselling and Resources Centre, Brock Hall 200 or
call 228-3811.
Walter Gage Toastmasters
Wednesday. Public Speaking Club Meeting. Speeches
and tabietopics. Guests are welcome. For information
call Sulan at 597-8754, SUB 7:30 p.m.
International House
Reception Programme
Meet international students and learn about other cultures. UBC International House needs volunteers to
provide a warm welcome to newly arriving international
students. Become a host: accommodation for 3 or 4
nights and/or; driver: transportation from the airport and/
or; information aide: operate IH airport booth. Forfurther
information call 228-5021.
International House
Reach Out Program
Reach Out is a letter writing program linking Vancouver
correspondents with international students accepted to
UBC, whose aim is to provide those students with helpful
information and a local contact. It's a great way to make
new friends and team about other countries. For more
information call 228-5021. Both Canadians and Internationals welcome
International House
Language Exchange Program
Free service to match up people who want to exchange
their language for another. At present, many Japanese
and Mandann speakers wish to exchange their languages for Engl s;- For :ntormat on call 228-5021 and
ask for Yukiko Yoshida
International House
Language Bank Program
^ree tr 3nslat;C" r\;r|.rptation sevices offered by inter-
latiorul .tudyr.t?  ■ '<:: cormr jnit;. n general. For mfor-
nat on ■.    ■ ~nr^ ■   !_ - h-u at 225 £021.
Personality Questionnaire Study
Subjects' 'adults c ,jrv age) are needed for a personality
Questionnaire <u;y r;einc carnec out [hi:; summer at the
UBC Decarnev J ;:sychia:ry Participants will receive
$15 ana a persona.cy assessment Please call 228-
7895/7057 to volunteer.
Volunteers Need for
Claustrophobia Study
Are you claustrophobic7 If you are frightened of enclosed spaces, such as elevators, you might be interested to know of a study being earned out at the Clinic in
the Department of Psychology (May 15-Aug. 31). Research is currently under way investigating how this fear
can be reduced. Those accepted into the study must be
over the age of 16. in good health and not currently
undergoing treatment for this fear. For further information call Richard Booth at 228-5861.
Lung Disease Subjects Wanted
We are seeking interstitial lung disease subjects in order
to study the effect of this disorder on response to sub-
maximal exercise. For further information call Frank
Chung at 228-7708, School of Rehab. Medicine.
Department of Psychology
Individuals 18 and older are needed for a research
project on changes in memory across the adult life span.
For information call Jo Ann MiHer at 228-4772.
Parenting Project
Couples with children between the ages ot 5 and 12 are
wanted tor a project studying parenting. Participation
involves the mother and father discussing common
childrearing problems and completing questionnaires
concerning several aspects of family life. Participation
will take about one hour. Evening appointments can be
arranged. Interpretation ot the Questionnaires is available on request. For information please contact Dr. C.
Johnston, Clinical Psychology, UBC at 228-6771.
Teaching Kids to Share
Mothers with 2 children between 21/2 and 6 years of age
are invited to participate in free parent-education program being evaluated in the Department of Psychology
at UBC. The 5 session program offers chid development
information and positive parenting strategies designed to
help parents guide their children in the development of
sharing and cooperative play skiHs. For further information call Georgia Tiedemann at the Sharing Project 228-
Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education and Recreation, through the John M.
Buchanan Fitness and Research Centre, is administering a physical fitness assessment program to students,
faculty, staff and the general public. Approximately 1
hour, students $25. all others $30. For information call
Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility
All surplus items. For information call 228-2813. Every
Wednesday, noon-3 p.m. Task Force Bldg. 2352 HeaHh
Science Mall.
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
Visit the Neville Scarfe Children's Garden located west of
the Education Building. Open all year-free. Families
interested in planting weeding and watering ki the garden contact Jo-Anne Naslund at 434-1081 or 228-3767.
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from June 1 to August
31. Admission $1.25. Free on Wednesdays.
Botanical Gardens
Open daily form 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from June 1 to August
31. Admission $2.50. Free on Wednesdays.
UBC Reports
publishing schedule
The next edition of UBC Reports will
be published on Thursday, Aug. 3. Bimonthly publication will resume in September with the Sept. 7 edition.
The Sept.7 edition marks the inauguration of advertising in UBC Reports.
Faculty, staff and others may purchase
classified or display advertising at Media
Services' photo desk on the third floor of
the Library Processing Centre, 2206 East
Mall. The advertising deadline for the
Sept. 7 issue is 4 p.m., Thursday Aug. 24.
For more information phone 228-4775.


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