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Volume 24. No. 5. March 8, 1978. Published by Information Services, University of B.C.. 2075 Wesbrook Mall. Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 1W5. 228 3131. Jim Banham and Judith Walker, editors. ISSN 0497-2929.
UBC graduate Jindra Kulich has been named director of the Centre for Continuing
Election outcome not affected
An ad hoc committee of UBC's
Senate has concluded that alleged irregularities in the Jan. 18 election of
students to the Board of Governors
and Senate did not affect the outcome of the election.
The committee has ruled that the
election results should stand as
declared and that no new election
should be held.
In a statement issued on March 2
following a week of in-camera
meetings during which testimony on
alleged voting irregularities was
heard, the committee said it took as a
guiding principle the statute which
governs elections in B.C., "namely
that an election shall stand unless
and until evidence of irregularities in
the conduct of the election affects the
The committee said the investigation found that "allegations of irregularities were not confined to a
single poll, that direct evidence indicated that an irregularity did take
place during the election and that in
direct evidence indicated there may
have been further irregularities."
Nevertheless, the committee's
statement continued, "on the basis of
all the evidence, including election
documents, written evidence and
personal testimony, the committee
concluded that in accordance with
the provincial statute, there were insufficient grounds for calling a new
Basil Peters and Paul Sandhu, the
two students elected to the Board in
the Jan. 18 election, will not be permitted to vote at Board meetings until the Senate committee's decision is
confirmed at a March 22 meeting of
Senate. The students were barred
from voting at the Board's February
meeting until the election controversy was resolved.
The Senate committee's decision
also confirms the election of five student senators at large, who will take
their seats when the reconstituted
Senate holds its first meeting in
Centre for
Continuing Ed.
gets new head
Jindra Kulich, the new head of
UBC's Centre for Continuing Education, believes that one of B.C.'s most
significant "growth industries" is the
provision of continuing education in
all its forms to the people of this
"It's estimated that some 360,000
people in B.C. are involved in
continuing education in some way,"
says Mr. Kulich, whose appointment
as director of UBC's continuing
education centre was confirmed by
the Board of Governors yesterday
"What's not generally known," he
continues, "is the very significant
contribution that this University is
making to the total continuing
education picture in B.C.
"In the last academic year which
ended on Aug. 31, 1977, UBC
registered 61,407 participants for
adult education services offered by its
major continuing education units.
That's more than one-sixth of the
total continuing education services
provided in B.C. and constitutes an
immense contribution to the intellectual life of the province."
The Czechoslovakian-born director of the UBC centre says there has
been a steady increase in recent years
in the number of participants and
the range of programs offered by
UBC in the field of continuing
"For example," he says, "the
number of people in B.C. taking
University-level correspondence
credit courses through our Guided
Independent Study program has
doubled over the past three years."
Mr. Kulich is no stranger to UBC
and the continuing education needs
of the province. He began his
association with the UBC centre in
1958, when he served as Vancouver
co-ordinator for a study-discussion
program popularly known as
"Living-Room Learning," which was
funded by the Ford Foundation.
During this same period he was
also a student at UBC, earning his
Bachelor of Arts degree in Slavonic
Studies and German in 1961. His
European background and his UBC
studies have made him something of
a linguist. He speaks, reads and
writes Czech and German, speaks
and reads Danish and is able to read
Norwegian, Polish, Serbo-Croat and
Continued on p. 3 Young scientist
wins Sloan award
Dr. William Unruh is one of four
Canadians who have been awarded
Sloan Fellowships for Basic
Research. The fellowships are
awarded to outstanding young scientists in Canada and the U.S. Dr.
Unruh, who joined UBC's physics
department two years ago, will use
the $9,900-a-year award to advance
his studies in gravitation theory and
gravity wave experiments, an area of
pure research shared by fewer than
20 scientists in the world. He teaches
a second-year physics course in
classical mechanics and a graduate
course in gravitational theory in the
Letter of interest outlines agreement
Here is the complete text of the
agreement announced recently
between B.C.'s Ministry of
Education and Britain's Open
This letter of interest is signed
jointly by us on behalf of our
respective institutions to give force
to our hope and interest that we
shall implement a program of
inter-institutional co-operation.
We understand that, in due
course, the Ministry's interest in
such co-operation may be expressed through an Open Learning Institute or similar body set up
by the Ministry. The precise
details and extent of this cooperation (that is the program)
will be a matter for further discussion between our institutions and
will be undertaken as soon as
possible having regard to the current plans of the Ministry.
It is our intention that the program of co-operation should
i) the presence of a senior
member of academic staff of the
Open University based in B.C. for
the duration of the program to
act, in the first instance, (a) as a
member of the Ministry's open
learning . system management
team, (b) as a contributor to the
Ministry's academic team which
will be engaging in initial and
longer term course program selection, (c) where necessary or
desirable, as an adviser on Open
University operating systems and
procedures. It is anticipated that
in due course there will be
Ministry liaison officers at the
Open University.
ii) the provision of Open
University specialist personnel to
undertake    short-term    contracts
dealing with training of staff —
for example, in all aspects of the
systems of delivery of learning
materials to students.
iii) the creation of processes and
procedures whereby Open University and Ministry course materials
can be used jointly and, where appropriate, produced jointly by our
two institutions, both in B.C. and
the U.K.
iv) arrangements for the establishment of common academic
standards between our institutions; in particular, and in the
first instance, through making
provision for Open University
academic staff to be one source of
external examiners for B.C.
students. Further, it is hoped that
it will become practicable to
operate an exchange of external
examiners between our institutions.
v) the assignment of a specific
member of Open University staff
in the U.K. who will take responsibility for ensuring a responsive
communication system.
vi) the reciprocal exchange of
current academic information including, for example, course
materials together with all
associated supplementary
materials as they arise as well as
data on projected course planning, progress and discussion
It is our intent that a formal
contractual agreement shall be
signed between our institutions
covering in more specific detail
the provisions outlined above and,
in addition, dealing with the
financial and other resource implications of the co-operation.
Handicapped  A^
more than wheel
Last year Student Services
counsellor Sandra Kiep staged a
three-day orientation for handicapped students, to show them what
services were available for their needs
and how she could help them during
the year.
Six showed up.
"We really don't know how many
handicapped students are on campus," Ms. Kiep said. "They won't
make themselves known because
they're afraid of discrimination."
But surely if someone is blind or
confined to a wheelchair, it's fairly
obvious they're handicapped. What
good is it going to do to stay away
from a potential source of help?
Those are only the obviously handicapped, Ms. Kiep explained.
There are other handicaps that
aren't obvious at all, so we rarely
think about them.
One of the students that she's
aware of has back problems and cannot sit through an hour-long lecture.
In order to write her final examinations, she has to make arrangements
to write in several sittings. There's
another student who has rheumatoid
arthritis which has affected the joints
in his hands. He writes very slowly
which makes it difficult for him to
take class notes. But his concern was
the handicap he faces writing final
Then there's the student with
cystic fibrosis, but she can get around
the same as you or I. And those who
have epilepsy. Handicaps of one sort
or another are around us if we
To help people who want to know
more about the handicapped — how
to make things easier for them, how
to avoid some of these handicaps
through better health habits — Ms.
Kiep has organized a week-long Handicapped Awareness Week which
begins Monday.
About 25 community agencies will
be setting up displays, films and
speakers in the Student Union
Building. UBC groups such as Student Services, Rehabilitation
Medicine, Special Education and the
Awards Office will also take part.
The fear of discrimination which
the handicapped students feel is a
very real fear, Ms. Kiep said. People
don't want handicapped students in
their classes or don't hire them if they
do finish a degree because they're unfamiliar with the problems handicapped people face.
2/UBC Reports/March 8, 1978 rareness Week —
chairs and canes
Some of the highlights of the week:
Monday, March 13 at 12:30 p.m.
Film showing "What Do You Say to a
Blind Person?" Room 111, SUB.
Lecture on Prevention of Deafness by
the Western Institute for the Deaf.
Room 117, SUB.
Tuesday, March 14 at 12:30 p.m.
Film on "Epilepsy and Its Consequences."   Room 111, SUB.
Wednesday, March 15 at 12
noon. Byron Johnson, National
Research Council of Canada, speaks
on Designing Barrier Free Environments. Room 104, Lasserre
Thursday, March 16 at 12:30
p.m. Dr. Nancy Schwartz and Dr.
Bill Buchan speak on Preventative
Care. Room 207-209, SUB.
Friday, March 17 at 12:30 p.m.
Insurance Corporation of B.C.
presents a slide show on Rehabilitation and ICBC. Room 111, SUB.
Advisors' night set
If you're thinking about attending
UBC's spring or summer session this
year, set aside Monday, March 20,
from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. to come to
Advisors' Night. Admissions officers
and counsellors will be available to
discuss career planning, applications
and answer specific questions in the
conversation pit, Student Union
Continued from p. 1
After serving as director of adult
education for School District 70 in
Port Alberni, B.C., Mr. Kulich
returned to UBC in 1964 to begin
graduate studies that led to the
award of a Master of Arts in Adult
Education degree in 1966.
He then joined the UBC Centre for
Continuing Education, where he has
served as director of the Office of
Short Courses and Conferences, coordinator of adult education training
and administrator of the diploma
program in adult education.
He was named assistant director of
the UBC centre in 1974 and has
served as its acting director on two
occasions: for a five-month period in
1975 following the resignation of
Gordon Selman, who joined the UBC
Faculty of Education; and since Jan.
15, 1976, following the appointment
of Dr. Walter Hardwick, then director of continuing education, who was
granted leave of absence from UBC
to become deputy minister of education in the provincial government.
Mr. Kulich has received a number
of travel awards that have enabled
him to visit adult education operations in several European centres.
Last year the Northwest Adult
Education Association honored him
for making "an outstanding contribution to the field of adult education."
He's also been a prolific writer on
the subject of adult education.
Mr. Kulich feels that the UBC centre will be more heavily involved in
the future in continuing education
for professionals who are already at
work in the community and who
need constant updating on
developments in their profession. To
accomplish this will require the centre to develop closer ties with professional schools at UBC, he says.
"I also hope we will be able to expand our Interior Program, which
began in 1976 in Vernon, and which
last year attracted 1,300 participants
in the Okanagan, an increase of 30
per cent in one year.
"If funds are available, we should
consider establishing similar programs in other Interior centres,
possibly in Prince George for the central section of the province and in a
centre in the Peace River district."
Hon. J.V. Clyne, 1923 graduate of
UBC, will take office as
chancellor of the University
following his installation on June
2, final day of Congregation. He
defeated another UBC graduate,
Stan Persky, in the election.
Continued from page four
2:30 p.m. CONDENSED MATTER SEMINAR. Mike Thewalt on
Photoluminescence in Silicon: New Results. Room 318,
Hennings Building.
Johnson, Mathematics, UBC, on A Variational Method in
Fluid Dynamics. Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building.
7:30 p.m.        CUSO INFORMATION IvTEETING. Upper Lounge. International House.
9:00 a.m. PEDIATRICS GRAND ROUNDS. Dr. Catherine Barnard.
School of Nursing, University of Washington, on Child
Health Assessment Project. Lecture Hall B, Heather
Pavilion. Vancouver General Hospital.
12 noon ISAAC RAY LECTURE. Dr. Bruno Cormier, professor of
psychiatry and head. Forensic Clinic, McGill University, on
Some Clinical and Legal Aspects of Incest. Lecture Theatre,
Health Sciences Centre Hospital.
Berko-Gleason, Division of Development Psychology, Boston
University, on Talking to Children: Language Input and Acquisition. Room 102, Buchanan Building.
Berko-Gleason on Narrative Strategies in Aphasic Patients.
Room 2225, Buchanan Building.
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SEMINAR. C. Mangles on Improvement of Mortar by Impregnation with Plastics. Room
206. Chemical Engineering Building.
4:00 p.m. BIOCHEMICAL SEMINAR. Dr. Jim Ingles, Banting and Best
Department of Medical Research, University of Toronto, on
Mutant RNA Polymerases in Mammalian Cells. Lecture Hall
5, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
8:00 p.m. UNIVERSITY SINGERS, directed by James Fankhauser, perform Music of Brahms, Purcell and Palestrina. Recital Hall,
Music Building.
David Crawford of the UBC Awards Office is available Thursdays from
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Speakeasy in SUB to talk to students who have questions or problems about their personal finances.
An exhibition of the collected works of Joe David, a contemporary West
Coast artist, continues until May 31. 6393 N.W. Marine Dr.
Space is available for 100 faculty and staff (and families) on the tour to the
Seattle Art Musuem for Saturday, July 22, 10 am. to 11 p.m. If interested,
please send name, address and $10 to H.E. Kassis, Religious Studies (no
telephone calls, please) by March 14.
The Dennis Burton Retrospective exhibition, on loan from the Robert
McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ont., continues until March 23. Tuesday —
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. Fine Arts Gallery, Main Library.
Anyone interested in rose-pruning techniques should contact Jack Duffill in
the Rose Garden, north end of Main Mall. 10 a.m. — 3 p.m., Monday, Thursday, Friday. Rose pruning will be done during the period late February to
The Garden is now open seven days a week, 10 a.m. — 3 p.m.
UBC Reports/March 8, 1978/3 NEXT WEEK AT UBC
Notices must reach Information Services, Main Mall North Admin. Bldg., by mail, by 5 p.m. Thursday of week preceding publication of notice.
Saturday, March 11
iDr. Gobind Khorana, Nobel prize-winner, MIT, on The Biological Revolution.
Saturday, March 18
Prof. Martin Esslin, Stanford University, Calif., on The Theatre of the Absurd.
3oth lectures are at 8:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre.
2:30 p.m.        STUDENT RECITAL. Roma Robbins, soprano, will perform.
Recital Hall, Music Building.
3:00 p.m.       MUSEUM  OF  ANTHROPOLOGY.  West  Coast  artist  Joe
David will meet and talk with museum visitors and comment
on pieces in his exhibition in Gallery 5.
Menlo Park. Calif., on System Security, Privacy and Computer Crime. Room 301, Computer Sciences Building.
12:30 p.m. JAPANESE MUSIC WORKSHOP with Yoko Gates and Noriko
Iguchi, graduates of Tokyo University of Fine Arts. Room
113, Music Building.
POETRY READING. Phyllis Webb reads from her work.
Room 203, Buchanan Building.
HISTORY LECTURE. Prof. Thomas W. Laquer, University of
California at Berkeley, on Pauper Funerals and the Price of
Death in Early Industrial England. Room 104. Buchanan
Control Agency of B.C., on The 240 KV X-Ray Cell Survival
Curve for Mouse Skin. Library, Block B, Medical Sciences
distinguished speaker series. W.C. Thomas, superintendent,
Peguis School Board, Peguis Indian Band, Manitoba, on
Local Control of Education. Room 100, Scarfe Building.
2:30 p.m. CHEMISTRY SEMINAR. Dr. Raymond A. Firestone, Merck
Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories, New Jersey, on 1,3-
Dipolar Cycloadditions. Room 225, Chemistry Building.
3:30 p.m. COMPUTING CENTRE LECTURE. First in a series of three
lectures on GENLIN — A Generalized Least Square*
Analysis of Variance Program by Dr. Malcolm Greig. Room
443, Computer Sciences Building.
COMPUTING CENTRE LECTURE. First in a series of three
lectures on Graphics Facility at UBC by Susan Mair.
Room 447, Computer Sciences building.
3:45 p.m. MANAGEMENT SCD2NCE SEMINAR. Prof. S. Zionts, State
University of New York at Buffalo, on Multicriterla
Decision-Making in Energy Planning. Room 312. Angus
4:00 p.m. BIOCHEMICAL SEMINAR. Dr. Brian Sykes, Biochemistry.
University of Alberta, Edmonton, on NMR Studies of Rabbit
Tropomyosins. Lecture Hall 3, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre.
4:30 p.m. ZOOLOGY/PHYSIOLOGY SEMINAR. Dr. Richard Brill.
Physiology, University of Hawaii and National Marine
Fisheries Lab., on Thermal Regulation in the Tuna Fish.
Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building.
Laquer on Sunday Schools and Working-Class Culture in the
Industrial Revolution. Room 202, Scarfe Building.
8:00 p.m. AN EVENING OF CHAMBER MUSIC with student small
ensembles for strings and keyboard. Recital Hall, Music
12:30 p.m. BOTANY SEMINAR. Ralph Emerson, Botany, University of
California at Berkeley, on Explorations in a Fungal
Microgarden. Room 3219, Biological Sciences Building.
GREEN VISITING PROFESSOR. Prof. Martin Esslin, Stanford
University, Calif., on The Theatre of Tomorrow. Room 106,
Buchanan Building.
distinguished speaker series. Marjorie Cantryn, judge,
Citizen Court of Canada, on Women in Native Indian Education. Room 100, Scarfe Building.
University of Toronto and Laser Fusion Ltd., on Why Our
Energy Policy Won't Work. Room 402, Electrical Engineering Building.
3:30 p.m.       OCEANOGRAPHY  SEMINAR.  Dr.  B.  Marcotte,  Biology.
University of Victoria, on Copepod Diversity: Adaptation to
an Unperceived Cause. Room  1465, Biological Sciences
METALLURGY SEMINAR. Prof. John S. Nadeau. Metallurgy.
UBC. on Nuclear Waste Disposal. Room 308, Metallurgy
4:30 p.m. CHEMISTRY   SEMINAR.   Dr.   L.K.   Thompson.   Chemistry.
Memorial University, Newfoundland, on Trigonal Bipyramid
—    An    Unusual    Co-ordination    Geometry.    Room    250.
Chemistry Building.
8:00 p.m.        CLASSICAL JAPANESE CHAMBER MUSIC Lecture-Concert.
Yoko Gates and Noriko Iguchi on the koto and samisen,
feature the contrasting modes of the Yamada and Ikuta
schools. Recital Hall, Music Building.
10:30 a.m.        DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE SEMINAR. Dr. S. Katz, Pharmacology, UBC, on The Role of c-AMP Mediated Events in
Sarcoplasmic  Reticulum  Calcium  Transport.  Centre  for
Developmental Medicine, 811 W. 10th Ave.
12 noon PHARMACOLOGY   SEMINAR.   Dr.   J.   Diamond,   Phar
macology and Toxicology, UBC, on Involvement of Cyclic
Nucleotides in Smooth Muscle Contraction and Relaxation.
Room 114, Block C, Medical Sciences Building.
12:30 p.m. HISTORY LECTURE. Dr. W.A.B. Douglas, head, National
Defence Directorate of History, on The Canadian Navy in
World War Two. Room 102, Buchanan Building.
NOON-HOUR CONCERT. Pacific Woodwind Quintet performs Music of Cambini, Freedman and Bozza. Recital Hall,
Music Building.
CHRISTIAN COALITION film series How Should We Then
Live? This week's program is on Final Choices. Room 100.
Scarfe Building.
HABITAT HAPPENINGS '78. This week's films are on Self
Help. Upper Lounge, International House.
CHRISTIAN OUTREACH small group bible study. Peter
David, pastor, Shiloh Youth Revival Centres, on Truth: But
Where Shall Wisdom Be Found. Room 200, Scarfe Building.
distinguished speaker series. Dr. Michael Kew, Anthropology, UBC, on The Potlatch: Implications for the Contemporary Native Indian Culture. Room 100. Scarfe
1:30 p.m. COMPUTER CENTRE SEMINAR on Information Management by Tony Buckland. Room 107, Computer Sciences
4:00 p.m. BIOCHEMICAL SEMINAR. Dr. M. Nomura. Biochemistry
and Genetics, University of Wisconsin. Madison, on Genetics
of Bacterial Ribosomes. Lecture Hall 5, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
Oregon State University, Corvallis, on Bird Communities in
Simple Habitats: Is There Structure or Chaos? Room 2449.
Biological Sciences Building.
7:30 p.m. BEHAVIOR AND GENETICS SEMINAR. Heather Manson.
Zoology, UBC, on Behavioral Mutants in Mice. Room 5460.
Biological Sciences Building.
9:00 a.m. MEDICAL GRAND ROUNDS. Dr. Victor Herbert, professor
of medicine, State University of New York, on Megavitamin
Therapy: Current Status. Lecture Hall B, Vancouver
General Hospital.
PSYCHIATRY SEMINAR. Dr. R. Bootzin, Psychology, Stanford University. Calif., on Behavioral Treatments for Insomnia. Lecture Theatre, Health Sciences Centre Hospital.
12:15 p.m. BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE SEMINAR. K. Barnard, Nursing,
Seattle, on Child Health Assessment. Children's Hospital.
250 W. 59th Ave.
12:30 p.m. ENERGY SEMINAR. Dr. John B. Warren, Physics, UBC. on
Uranium Energy and Hydrogen as Energy Vector for B.C.
Room 1202, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building.
Theatre and the Media. Room 106, Buchanan Building.
UNIVERSITY SINGERS, directed by James Fankhauser. perform Music of Brahms, Purcell and Palestrina. Recital Hall.
Music Building.
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