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O&CArcfetot Segal
Volume 45, Number 19
November 11,1999
Find UBC Reports on the Web at www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca
Dave Thomson photo
UBC T-Bird basketball forward Jessica Mills, a first-year medical student,
is highly focused with feet planted firmly in athletics and academia.
"She is an outstanding scholar, basketball player and person," says Deb
Huband, coach of UBC's top-ranked women's team. Mills, shown here in
action against cross-town rival SFU, was one of Canada's best 10 student
athletes last year and Player of the Tear in the Western Conference of
the Canadian Inter-university Athletic Union. She and her teammates
are off to a great start this season. Both UBC basketball teams play the
University of Calgary, Nov. 12 and 13, beginning at 6:15 p.m. in War
Memorial Gym — the last chance for home fans to cheer the teams
before Christmas break. Tickets ($7, adult; $4, youth and seniors; $3,
UBC students; children under 12, free) are available at the gym before
the game.   For more information, call 822-BIRD.
Research lures $15
million plus in funding
Nine UBC projects have received more
than $15 million in capital funding
thanks to a combination of federal monies, matching provincial funds and support from a donation made by UBC
alumnus Stewart Blusson.
"Our investigators have received a
strong endorsement through this support," says David Dolphin, acting vice-
president, Research. "It facilitates both
basic research and the development of
new technologies we will need as a region
to compete globally."
UBC projects recently received more
than $6 million in funding from the B.C.
Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF)
to match support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
The remaining 20 per cent of funding
is generated from the Blusson gift, hospital foundations and corporate sources.
A substantial portion of Blusson's 1998
gift of $50 million was specifically allocated to attract CFI funding.
Several other UBC projects have received more than $15 million in CFI
funding and will be seeking BCKDF
matching support.
Biochemistry Prof. Grant Mauk is the
principal applicant in a project valued at
almost $8.75 million. Funding will be
used to buy equipment for eight technology hubs on campus.
CFI contributed to the cost of equipment for five hubs. The provincial government matched those funds and also
contributed to the cost ofthe other three
About 50 UBC investigators in various faculties will use the advanced
instrumentation for basic science research in molecular biophysics. New
knowledge created through this interdisciplinary research is expected to
result in significant technology transfer, says Mauk. The facilities will also
be accessible to local biotechnology
Other projects that received funding
include the Core Centre for Growth and
Development at the Children's & Women's Health Centre of British Columbia.
Research at the centre will look at factors affecting human growth including
the genetic diseases that cause infant
deaths. Aubrey Tingle, assistant dean of
Research in UBC's Faculty of Medicine
UBC rises to second
in Maclean's ranking
UBC has moved up to second position
in overall rankings of Canada's medical/doctoral universities according to
the annual survey recently published in
Maclean's magazine.
"We are delighted that UBC's excellence is being nationally recognized,"
said UBC President Martha Piper. "This
accomplishment recognizes the hard
work and commitment of all UBC faculty and staff. Improvements in areas
such as student services demonstrate
our success in implementing the goals
of Trek 2000. Despite this acknowledgement, however, we must be diligent about
ensuring adequate funding to maintain
quality education."
UBC had ranked fourth for the previous
seven years. It shares this year's second-
place spot with Queen's University.
The University of Toronto again placed
first overall in the category, which ranks
15 universities with a broad range of
PhD programs and research as well as
medical schools.
UBC was ranked first in student services as measured as a percentage of
budget, in faculty with PhDs and in the
number of social sciences and humanities grants earned per faculty member.
It measured third in both the number
of students winning national awards and
the average entering grade. The average
entering grade at UBC is 85.2 per cent.
Library expenses earned a second-
place spot with total library holdings
being ranked third.
Awards per full-time faculty earned
UBC a fourth-place spot, tied with
Queen's, and the number of medical/
science grants per faculty member received a fifth-place ranking.
Ranking eighth for scholarships and
bursaries, the university measured 12th
for the size of its operating budget.
UBC class sizes were ranked second
smallest — up from seventh last year —
in the first-and second-year level. Class
sizes in third and fourth years were
ranked as fifth, up from 15th last year.
The percentage of first-year classes
taught by tenured faculty ranked 13th.
UBC again placed fourth overall in
reputation and moved up to second in
Major award to attract
leading playwrights
UBC's Dept. of Theatre, Film and
Creative Writing has established a
Creative Writing Residency Prize in
Stageplay. The biennial prize, worth
$25,000, is the most generous of its
kind in Canada.
Assoc. Prof. Bryan Wade, director
of the prize, views it as an important
step in the overall development of
playwriting in Canada.
"Not only will it increase the profile
of playwriting as an art form in the
country — much like the Booker Prize
has done for fiction in Great Britain —
the Residency Prize in Stageplay will
bring outstanding playwrights of national and international stature to the
UBC campus and the Lower Mainland," he says.
The award includes a one-month
residency at the university. While on
campus, the winning playwright will
mentor Creative Writing students, work
with Theatre students and faculty on
the development ofthe play for perform
ance, and deliver the Stageplay Residency Lecture.
The winning play will be published
by PRISM international. Creative Writing's literary magazine, and a public
performance will be presented by
UBC's Theatre Dept.
'The prize will build upon the connections already developed in our department between writing, publication
and performance, and will give students throughout the university and
the general public an opportunity to
benefit from the process,"adds Wade.
The creation of the Creative Writing
Residency Prize in Stageplay renews a link
between publication and production first
established at the university when Tennessee Williams wasavisiting author. His
play Red DevU Battery Sign was published
in PRISM international and premiered at
the Vancouver Playhouse.
For more information on the prize,
call (604) 822-0231, or visit the Web site
at www.arts.ubc.ca/crwr/resprize.
Reid Reckoning
Scholars, artists and the public gather to discuss artist Bill Reid's legacy
Lost It? 3
Offbeat: If it's your dissertation, car keys or cell phone try Lost and Found
Fresh Faculty 8
New faculty from far and near bring fresh ideas to campus 2 UBC Reports ■ November 11, 1999
Avoid slurs. Math
professor suggests
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The profile on Peter Raabe
(Oct. 14, UBC Reports) is a well
deserved and well written
tribute. It should be pointed
out, though, that in an honest
effort at freshness of style and
ideas, the discipline of philosophy has been made a target of
By implication, this is a
"dead" subject and unfortunately people now need to go to
other departments in order to
develop modern and useful
Good journalism should
carefully avoid such unintended (I hope) slurs.
Prof. Priscilla Greenwood
Mathematics Dept.
Continued from Page 1
is the principal investigator in
the $4-million project.
Projects looking at protection
offish habitat, industrial mineral
innovation and forestry and agriculture sustainability received
almost $440,000 in matching
funds from the BCKDF.
Funded health sciences
projects range from preventive
medicine for children, to diabetes research and investigations
into female infertility.
UBC's Biomedical Research
Centre received a total of
$500,000 to upgrade equipment
that will be used to explore new
Continued from Page 1
reputation in the category of
leaders of tomorrow. Reputation measured by alumni support moved to a fourth-place
spot from lastyear's sixth place.
Results in the reputation category are based on responses from
university officials, corporate recruiters, guidance counselors and
chief executive officers.
The Maclean's ranking measures the undergraduate experience at Canadian universities,
comparing schools in three peer
groupings: medical/doctoral,
comprehensive and primarily
The University of Guelph took
top place, Simon Fraser University second place and the University of Victoria ranked fourth
in the comprehensive category
of universities.
The category includes institutions thathave a significantamount
ofresearchactivityandawide range
of programs at the undergraduate
and graduate levels, including professional degrees.
Mount Allison University
scored first among primarily
undergraduate universities. The
University of Northern British
Columbia ranked eighth.
treatments for cancer, asthma
and auto-immune disorders.
The BCKDF is a five-year program that provides new research
equipment and lab upgrading
in such fields as high-tech and
aerospace, resources and environment and health sciences.
The fund was established to
meet the matching funds requirement for proposals submitted to CFI. Designed to help
universities, colleges and hospitals upgrade their research
facilities, CFI covers 40 per cent
of the cost of facilities with the
remainder coming from the public and private sectors.
UBC research attracts more
than $140 million in research
funding annually and 77 companies have started in B.C. as a
result of UBC research.
United Vfey
of the Lower Mainland
They Wanted To Talk
Sport Management
Not Bed Counts and
Audio-Visual Aids
When the North American Society
for Sport Management decided
to hold their annual conference here,
the Co-Chairs knew it would be
exciting. Dr. Wendy Frisby and Dr. Lucie
Thibault of UBC's School of Human
Kinetics wanted to participate
in the exchange of ideas as much as
possible. So they asked the UBC
Conference Centre tor help.
From conference coordination to meeting
management, we work with you on the
details so that you can focus on the topics
you enjoy. Let us show you how the UBC
Conference Centre can assist you with
planning future events.
We'd like to thank Lucie, Wendy and all other
faculty and staff that have hosted conferences
on campus.
Showcase our world-class
university & city to your
colleagues...be a host!
Telephone: (604) 822-1060
Fax: (604) 822-1069
Email: conferences@brock.housing.ubc.ca
Web: www.conferences.ubc.ca
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Time:   12:30 pm
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Health Sciences at 822-5571.
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Giving to campaign
a habit says donor
UBC staff member Cia Harms won't let
anything break her habit of giving to the
United Way campaign each year.
"I feel it is the least that I can do to help
out in the community," says the Faculty
of Dentistry Orthodontics Clinic coordinator.
Even though she has been battling for
the past year to resolve issues with her
leaky condo and is mindful of current
labour negotiations as a member of CUPE
Local 116, the long-time donor to the UBC
United Way Campaign has
never wavered from giving
what she can to the annual campaign.
"It is always stressful
writing big cheques," says
Harms, referring to the financial strain that her
condo situation has
placed on her pocketbook.
"But I feel strongly about
giving to the United Way."
"There are all kinds of
other charities out there
and I do give to them but
I feel the United Way is a
good umbrella organization that covers many
other organizations in need," she says. "I
only wish I could give more."
It is donor dedication such as this that has
campus campaign organizers strongly optimistic that they will reach this year's target of
$300,000. Already, donors have pledged more
than 60 per cent of the targeted amount.
"It's looking very good right now," says
Eilis Courtney, chair of the 1999 UBC
United Way Campaign. "We're upon what
we did last year at this point but it is still
important for people to keep getting those
pledges in."
United Way fund-raising events will
continue on campus with donations accepted until Dec. 31.
Upcoming events include:
• A garage sale at Gage Residence on
Nov. 18 in the Mary Murrin Lounge from
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• A tavern night on Nov. 30 from 7
p.m. to 10 p.m. at Fred's Tavern at the
Dakota Hotel hosted by the Creative Writing Program. For $5 ($3 for students)
guests get snacks, two beverages and
poetry readings by Creative
Writing students.
The party was donated
by the program's secretary,
Pat Rose, who won the party
for 300 people earlier this
"I just thought it would
be nice to make it a party for
everybody," she says.
Courtney reminds donors that the final draw will
take place on Dec. 10 with
prizes such as accommodation and ski passes for Sun
Peaks Resort, Vancouver
Grizzlies tickets, and Cypress Mountain ski passes
up for grabs.
As well, the grand prize draw for two
Canadian Airlines tickets to any of the
carrier's destinations worldwide will also
be made on Dec. 10. Raffle tickets for the
draw are available for $5 at the War
Memorial Gym equipment dispensary or
through the campaign office.
For event tickets, information about
upcoming activities and updates on this
year's campaign, phone the campaign
office at (604) 822-8929 or visit the Web
site at www.unitedway.ubc.ca.
by staff writers
re you a big loser? If so. the staff of
UBC's Lost and Found office wants to
. hear from you.
The office, located in the dark recesses of
War Memorial Gym basement, houses a vast
collection of stray belongings mislaid by students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus.
So what are people losing at UBC?
"Well, there was the eyeball," says Km
McElroy, facilities manager in the Dept. of Athletics and Recreation. The
wearer of the artificial eye never did appear so McElroy sent the item to
the Canadian National Institute for the Blind in the hopes of a reunion
with its owner.
Dental plates, orthodontic equipment and insulin kits are other
personal items that have come through the Lost and Found. And
underwear. And prescription glasses. And PhD dissertations.
Boxes bulge with footwear, sports equipment, every shape, size and
colour of umbrella — mostly broken — and a small mountain of towels
is piled in a corner.
A single shelf holds a teddy bear, a dinky toy, an iron file and a
drumstick. Underneath lie dozens of plastic water bottles and a box of
car and house keys that is almost too heavy to lift.
"Most of the people who drop by are nice. Some are desperate especially when they've lost notes or books at exam time," says Katalin
Szirony, a third-year Human Kinetics student staff member who operates the facility.
Twice a year, abandoned articles are sold at deep discounts and there
are bargains to be had on cameras, CDs and cell phones.
Anything left after the sales are donated to charities. Stationery
supplies find their way to a South American schools project, glasses go
to eye health projects in developing countries and warm clothing goes to
Vancouver's Union Gospel Mission for the homeless.
Lost items can be reported using the Lost and Found hotline and
people can claim their belongings any Thursday from 1-3 p.m. Found
items can be dropped off at any time the gym is open at the equipment
dispensary located in the foyer.
All big losers (and finders) are encouraged to get in touch with the
Lost and Found at (604) 822-3515.
bill McLennan photo
Renowned Haida artist Bill Reid works on the model for one of his best-
known works, The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, a sculpture installed at the
Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. The Museum of Anthropology,
home to many of Reid's works, is holding a timely two-day symposium on
issues surrounding his art.
Museum to examine
Reid's legacy in forum
UBC is staging a public forum which
will inform the international debate raging over the work of one of Canada's most
important artists.
The two-day symposium to be held
Nov. 13 and 14 —The Legacy of Bill Reid:
A Critical Enquiry — is presented by the
Museum of Anthropology. It will provide
an important and timely opportunity for
scholars, artists, museum and gallery
curators and the interested public to
explore a range of issues surrounding the
work of the Haida artist who died last
'The museum houses the largest collection of Bill Reid's work and is the
institution most closely associated with
him," says Ruth Philips, director of the
museum. "We have an important public
role to play and the university is able to
gather together scholarly and academic
'Together we have accepted a responsibility for creating the climate for a rigorous discussion of the work of a very
important and influential artist," she adds.
"We hope the symposium begins a process which occurs at the end of every great
artist's life, when the total shape of their
work has taken place."
A cover story on Bill Reid in Maclean's
magazine last month touched off a national furore. The symposium, which was
organized well in advance of the publication, provides an opportunity for experts
to discuss the issues raised in the article
and many more.
Bill Reid is credited with beginning a
renaissance of Northwest Coast and First
Nations Art and with being an innovator
who successfully fused Haida expressive
forms with Western modernism. I lis creativity extended beyond the manipulation
of form to what some would term a
reinvention of Haida identity. As an activist he is also acknowledged for his support of Haida land claims.
Internationally renowned speakers,
both Haida and non-Haida. will engage in
two days of discussion aimed at bringing
a critical perspective to Bill Reid's complex legacy, and to the ways in which his
art has been received and given meaning.
The symposium takes place at the
First Nations House of Learning. 1985
West Mall. Registration fees are S70 for
both days; free for UBC students: $16 for
other students. To confirm date, time and
location, or for more information call
(604) 822-5087.
Proposed commercial
core up for discussion
Commercial developments proposed
for the UBC campus will get a public
airing at two meetings scheduled to take
place at the Asian Centre on Nov. 25.
In total, eight areas identified by the
Official Community Plan — a legal document adopted by UBC in 1997 to guide
the university's institutional and non-
institutional land developments—will be
reviewed at the meetings.
Among the proposals to be discussed
is a pedestrian-oriented commercial centre at University Boulevard and East Mall
near the bus loop, says Paul Young,
director of development for UBC Properties Trust, which advises the university
on commercial land developments.
Young says the development being
suggested will be mostly retail space with
some residential units possible, aimed at
students, staff and faculty.
"It's all part of how we can create a
more active and lively campus," Young
says. "We would like to encourage more
shopping and relaxing on campus — all
things that at this point are being done
mostly off campus."
Young adds that the projects being
unveiled at the public sessions are part of
developments that will span the next 35
years and would require UBC Board of
Governors and Greater Vancouver Regional
District approval before breaking ground.
The meetings will be held in two sessions: 12:30 to 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 9
p.m. in the Asian Centre. 4 UBC Reports • November 11,1999
November 14 through November 27
Sunday, Nov. 14
Museum of Anthropology
The Legacy Of Bill Reid: A Critical
Enquiry. International speakers.
FNHL from 9am-5pm. Pre-regis-
tration required. Call 822-5087.
School of Music Concert
Small String Ensembles. Music
Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call
Green College Performing
Arts Group
Piano Performance. Libby Yu.
Green College at 8pm. Call 822-
Monday, Nov. 15
Centre For Feminist Legal
Studies Lecture Series
Women And Parliamentary Politics In Uganda. Sylvia Tamale.
Curtis 157 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-6523.
Centre For India And South
Asia Research Seminar
CIDA's Approach To Development
Corporation. Nipa Banerjee. CK
Choi 120 from 12:30-2pm. Call
Women's Studies
Smile Girls And Lonely Surfer
Squaws: Performance. Pedaf>oj»y
And The Public Sphere. Lynne
Bell, U of Saskatchewan; Janice
Williamson, U of Alberta. Women's Studies lounge from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-9173.
Mechanical Engineering
Low Budget Experimental Research. Prof. Henry Vaughan.
CEME 1202 from 3:30-4:30pm.
Refreshments at 3:25pm. Call
Astronomy Seminar
The Milky Way As A Cannibal.
Kathryn Johnston. Hennings 318
at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm.
Call 822-2267.
Member Speaker Series
The"Ck»od"Soc*ety: Issues InLaw
And Religion. Sig Lefsrud, Law.
Green College at 5:30pm. Call
Geography Panel Discussion
City Vision: Planning For Vancouver's Urban Quality of Life.
David Cadman, mayoral candidate; Gordon Price, councillor;
Joy McPhail, MLA. St. James
Community Square, 3214 West
10th Ave. from 7:30-10pm. Admission by donation. Call 822-
Tuesday, Nov. 16
Another Look At Human
The Guided Autobiography Method
OfLife Review: Facilitating Life Transitions Among Older Adults. Marv
Westwood, Counselling Psychology.
Scarfe278from 12:30-1:20pm. Call
Continuing Studies Public
Conversation With A Classic: Dal
Richards. Vancouver Public Library (downtown), Peter Kaye
Room from 12noon-lpm. $8. Call
Women And Development In
South And Southeast Asia. Nipa
Banerjee, CIDA. CKChoi 120 from
12:30-2pm. Call 822-3805.
Lectures In Modern
Building-Block Approach To High-
Spin Molecules And Arrays With
Nitrogen Or Phosphorous Donors.
Prof. Kim Dunbar, Texas A&M U.
Chemistry B-250 at lpm. Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call 822-3226.
Statistics Seminar
Efficient Elimination In Two-Phase
Sampling Designs. Brad McNeney,
SFU. Klinck 301 from 4-5:30pm.
Refreshments, bring own mug. Call
Green College Speaker Series
Canada's Energy Options In The
Light Of Kyoto And Other Factors.
John Grace. Green College Coach
House at 5pm. Reception from 6-
6:30pm. Call 822-1878.	
Wednesday, Nov. 17
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Total Elbow Replacement: The
London Experience, The VGH Experience, Review of Complications.
Dr. David Nelson, Dr. William
Regan. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud.
at 7am. Call 875-4192.
Competitive Intelligence For
The Knowledge Industry
Basics Of Competitive Intelligence.
Prof. Jonathon Calof and Alan
Breakspear. NRC Innovation Centre from 8:30am-4:30pm. Continues to Nov. 18. $900. To register,
call 822-1884.
Vancouver School Of
Wisdom: Positive Aging And The
Gift Of Maturity. Rev. David
Stringer. VST from 9am-4pm. $53,
$42 (team), $27 (retired). Call 822-
9815 to register.
Wednesday Noon Hour Concert.
Stephane Lemelin, solo piano.
Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. $3.
Call 822-5574.
Continuing Studies Public
At Home In Canada: 300 Years Of
Living Space. Peter Ward, History.
Vancouver Public Library (downtown). Peter Kaye Room from 2-
3:30pm. Continues Nov. 24, 2-
3:30pm. $24, $20 (seniors). Call
OBST 506 Seminar
Canadian Early Vs Midtrimester
Amniocentesis Trial Results. Dr.
R.D. Wilson, Head, Maternal Fetal
Medicine. B.C. Women's Hosp.
2N35 from 2-3pm. Call 875-3108.
| Nursing Rounds
I  Health Care Reform: What Is It
Meaning For Providers And Users.
Prof. Joan Anderson. UBC Hosp.
Koerner Pavilion T-206 from 3-
4pm. Call 822-7453.
Geography Lecture
A Little Genocide In Vancouver:
The Situation Of The Downtown
Eastside. Bud Osborne, poet and
activist. Geography 201 from 3:30-
5pm. Call 822-2663.
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
The Use Of Inhaled Corticosteroids
In Acute Asthma. Dr. M. Fitzgerald.
St. Paul's Hosp. Gourlay Conference Room from 5-6pm. Call 875-
Green College Speaker Series
Andrei Tarkovski's Films As A Premonition OfThe Collapse Of Russian Communism. Tatiana
Elmanovich, Estonian film specialist. Green College Coach House
at 5:30pm. Call 822-1452.
Senate Meeting
Regular Meeting Of The Senate,
UBC's Academic Parliament.
Curtis 102 at 8pm. Call 822-2951.
Thursday, Nov. 18 Friday, Nov. 19
Board Of Governors Meeting
Open Session Begins At 8am. OAB
Board and Senate room. Fifteen
tickets are available on a first-
come, first-served basis on application to the Board Secretary at
least 24 hours before each meeting. To confirm time and date,
check under "Board announcements" at www.bog.ubc.ca. Call
Vancouver School Of
Facilitating Older Learners And
Ministry In Congregations. John
Oussoren. VST from 9am-4pm.
$53, $42 (teams), $27 (retired).
Call 822-9815 to register.
Garage Sale
Gage Residence Garage Sale. Mary
Murrin Lounge 2 & 3 from
ll:30am-lpm. Call UBC-UWAY
UBC Choral Union. Bruce Pullan.
director. Chan Centre at 12:30pm.
Call 822-5574.
Earth And Ocean Sciences
TBA. Michael Maxwell. Golder Associates. GeoSciences 330-A at
12:30pm. Call 822-3278.
Local Community Health Centres:
When Reality Hits The Road. Deena
White, U of Montreal. IRC #4 at
12:30pm. Call 822-5571.
Institute For European
Studies Lecture
Incertitudes Allemandes: On The
Peculiar Disjunction Between Culture And Politics In Contemporary
Germany. Richard Wolin, Rice U.
Buchanan Penthouse at 12:30pm.
Refreshments at 12noon. Call 822-
Programme For Intercultural
Studies In Asia Seminar
Within The Family. Usha
Rajagopalan, Creative Writing. CK
Choi 120 from 12:30-2pm. Call
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Endogenous Cellular Defence
Mechanisms As Targets For
Therapy Of Motor Neuron Diseases. Dr. Heather D. Durham,
Montreal Neurological Institute.
Cunningham 160 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-7795.
H.R. MacMillan Seminars In
Biological Conservation
Suburban Wildlife Conservation.
Rebecca Field, U of Massachusetts. ForSciences 1221 at2:30pm.
Call 822-9695.
Physics And Astronomy
Quantum Information Processing.
Gilles Brassard, U of Montreal.
Hennings 201 at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:45pm in Hennings 325.
Call 822-3853.
CICSR Seminar
Mutually-Immersive Mobile
Telepresence: E-Travel. Norm
Jouppi, Compaq Computer Corporation. CICSR/CS 208 from 4-
5pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
Speaker Series
St. John's College Scientific Ethos
Speaker Series. Prof. Thomas
Gieryn, Indiana U. St. John's College Fairmont lounge at 7:30pm.
Call 822-8781.
Competitive Intelligence For
The Knowledge Industry
Competitive Technical Intelligence.
Brad Ashton, Aileen McManamon,
Morna Paterson, Yves Geoffrion,
Herb Meyer. NRC Innovation Centre from 8:30am-4:30pm. $500.
To register, call 822-1884.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
This Heart Sucks: The Evolution
Of Fontan Repair. George Sandor,
Pediatric Cardiology. GF Strong
Aud. from 9-10am. Call875-2307.
HCEP Rounds
Gender And Women's Health Research In The Canadian Institutes
Of Health Research. Dr. Lorraine
Greaves. Mather 253 from 9- 10am.
Parking available in B-Lot. Call
Lunch And Silent Auction
Ponderosa Pot Luck And Silent
Auction. Ponderosa from
11:30am-lpm. $5. Call UBC-
UWAY (822-8929).
UBC University Singers. James
Frankhauser, director. Works by
Purcell, Rheinberger, Brahms as
well as Black Spirituals. Music
Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-
Jewish Studies Lecture
Reinventing Jewish Identity: 1967
As A Turning-Point In The History
Of North American Jews. Harold
Troper, U oi~ Toronto. Buchanan
D-239at 12:30pm. Call 822-2889.
FISH 500 Seminar
History Of The Fishing Industry
And Fishery Resources In Hong
Kong In The 20th Century; A
Comparative, Multidisciplinary
Evaluation Of Canadian Fisheries, East and West, Using The
Rapflsh Method. William Cheung;
Melanie Power. Hut B-8, Ralf
Yorque Room at 11:30am. Refreshments at 11am. Call 822-2731.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar Series
The Development Of A Health,
Safety And Environment Program
At UBC. David Bell, Occupational
Hygiene officer. Koerner Pavilion
G-279 from 12:30-l:30pm. Call
Physics And Astronomy
Search For Antimatter And Dark
Matter In The Universe. Samuel
CC. Ting, MIT. Hennings 202 at
2:30pm. Refreshments at 3:45pm
in Hennings 325. Call 822-3853.
Mathematics Colloquium
Holomorphic Bundles And
Lagrangian Submanifolds In Mirror Symmetry. Prof. Jingyi Chen.
Math 100 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at 3:15pm in Math 1115.
Call 822-2666.
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Cytokine Kinetics Of In-Vitro
Erythropoiesis. Amanda
McGuire, MASc candidate.
ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call
Vancouver School Of
Men And Spirituality: Exploring
Our Roots, Exploring Our Options. Rev. David Stringer. VST
from 7-9:30pm. Continues to Nov.
20, 9:30am-4pm. $78, $70
(team). $39 (retired). Call 822-
9815 to register.
UBC Choral Union. Bruce Pullan,
director. Chan Centre at 8pm.
Call 822-5574.	
Saturday, Nov. 20
Fifty Years Of
Oceanography At UBC
Anniversary Symposium. W.M.
Cameron, G.L. Pickard, Howard
Freeland, Paul Harrison, Adam
Monahan, Ann Gargett, Tom
Pederson, Mark Donelan, John
Dower. St. John's College from
9am-4pm. Call 822-3626.
UBC University Singers. James
Fankhauser, director. Works by
Purcell, Rheinberger, Brahms as
well as Black Spirituals. Music Recital Hall at 8pm. Call 822-5574.
Vancouver Institute Public
The Search For Antimatter In The
Universe. Dr. Sam Ting, MIT. IRC
#2 AT 8:15pm. Call 822-1444.
Sunday, Nov. 21
Debut Concert. Catherine Wong,
violin and David Lee, concert
tenor. Music Recital Hall at 3pm.
$10. Call 822-5574.
Green College Performing
Arts Group
Talent Night. Green College at
8pm. Call 822-1878.	
Monday, Nov. 22
UBC Student Composers.
Stephen Chatman, director. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call
Distinguished Colloquium
Multiscale Finite Element Computations For Flow And Transport In Strongly Heterogeneous
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November 14 through November 27
Porous Media. Tom Hou,
CalTech. Klinck 301 at 3:30pm.
Refreshments at 3:15pm. Call
Challenges OfThe Arctic. Gordon
Thomas, 2001 Transglobal Expedition. CEME 1202 from 3:30-
4:30pm. Call 822-3770.
Astronomy Seminar
Regulating Star Formation Activity In Dwarf Galaxies. Liese
van Zee. Hennings 318 at 4pm.
Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call
Jewish Studies Open
The Other Boat People: Jews And
Canadian Immigration In The
1930s And 1940s. Harold Troper,
U of Toronto. Buchanan B-314
from 4:30-6pm. Call 822-2889.
Green College Speaker
Star-Spangled Canadians: Canadians Living The American
Dream. Jeffrey Simpson, The
Globe and Mail. Green College,
Great Hall at 4:30pm. Call 822-
Tuesday, Nov. 23
Christmas Boutique
And Tea-Room
Annual Fundraising Event. Cecil
Green Park House from 10am-
2pm. All proceeds go to scholarships. Call 224-5877.
Centre For India And South
Asia Research
Some Facets Of Hindu Law. Prof.
Albrecht Wezler. U of Hamburg.
CK Choi 120 from 12:30-2pm.
Call 822-2629.
Botany Seminar
Floristics And Distributional Patterns In Microbiotic Crusts Of
Ponderosa Pine Forests In The
Southern Interior Of British Columbia. Patrick Williston.
BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Another Look At Human
How Children And Youth Can
Become Part OfThe Community
Development Process. Penny
Gurstein, Community and Regional Planning. Scarfe 278 from
12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-6593.
Lectures In Modern
Converting Perfectly Good Small
Molecules Into Very Large Exotic
Atoms: Strange Tales From Laser
Spectroscopy. Prof. John Hepburn,
U of Waterloo. Chemistry B-250 at
lpm. Refreshments at 12:40pm.
Call 822-3266.
Fine Arts Seminar
On Framing (Objects). Mieke Bal,
U of Amsterdam. MOATheatre at
2:30pm. Call 822-5675.
Oceanography Seminar
Nonlinear Interaction Between In-
ertial And Semidiurnal Currents
In The Northeast Pacific. Steve
Mihaly. BioSciences 1465 at
3:30pm. Call 822-3278.
Statistics Seminar
Bayesian Cross-Validation Choice
And Assessment Of Statistical
Models. Fatemah Alqallaf. Klinck
301 from4-5:30pm. Refreshments,
(bring own mug). Call 822-0570.
Green College Speaker Series
Oscar Wilde, The Dangerous
Woman And The West End Theatre Of The 1890s. Sarika Bose.
Green College Coach House at
5pm. Reception from 6-6:30pm.
Call 822-1878.
Illustrated Lecture
First Nations Artist Speaker Series. Eric Robertson, Gitxsan artist and sculptor. MOA Theatre at
7pm. Call 822-5087.
Wednesday, Nov. 24
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Anterior Column Support In The
Spine. Dr. Marcel Dvorak, Pam
Grant. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud.
at 7am. Call 875-4192.
Wednesday Noon Hour
Elliot Weisgarber 80th Birthday
Concert. Various musicians and
pieces. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. $3. Call 822-5574.
Institute Of Asian Research
Globalization And The Transformation Of Asian Societies: The
Confusing Case Of East Timor.
Terry McGee, Geography. CKChoi
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6331 Crescent Road. Vancouver
120 from 4:30-6pm. Call 822-
Food Policy: Can We Feed The
World, WhfleMeetttigEnvironmen-
tal, Health And Social Justice
Goals? Tim Lang, Thames Valley
U. Jack Bell 200 from 12:30-2pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-2255.
English Lecture
On Metaphor (In And Out Of Language). Mieke Bal, U of Amsterdam. Buchanan A-100 at
12:30pm. Call 822-5675.
Green College Special
The Author/Editor Relationship:
Panel Discussion. Howard White,
Rhonda Bailey, Nancy Flight.
Green College at 12:30pm. Call
Centre For Research In
Women's Studies Colloquium
The Figure OfThe 'Bourgeois Family' And The Rhetoric Of Colonial
Governance In Canada. Julia
Emberley, UNBC. Women's Studies lounge from 12:30-l:30pm. Call
Geography Lecture
Putting Science In Its Place. David
Livingstone, Queen's U, Belfast.
Geography 201 from 3:30-5pm.
Call 822-2663.
Green College Speaker Series
Crossing Boundaries: Travel, Science And Poetry In The Life And
Works Of Adelbert Von Chamisso.
Edward Mornin, Germanic Studies. Green College Coach House at
4:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Measurement Of Diffusing Capacity During Exercise: A New Test
For Preoperative Evaluation Prior
To Lung Research. Dr. R. Abboud,
Dr. J. Wang. St. Paul's Hosp.
Gourlay Conference Room from 5-
6pm. Call 875-5653.
Thursday, Nov. 25
Pathology Distinguished
Lecture Series
The ABC's Of Cholesterol Transport. Dr. Michael R. Hayden, Centre for Molecular Medicine & Therapeutics. VGH, Eye Care Centre
Aud. at 8am. Call 875-2490.
UBC Contemporary Players.
Stephen Chatman and Eric Wilson,
directors. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. Call 822-5574.
Earth And Ocean Sciences
Use Of Geophysics At Aldebaran,
Chile For Detection Of Porphyry
Gold Deposits. Peter Kowalcyk.
Placer Dome. Geological Sciences
330-A at 12:30pm. Call 822-
IISCP Seminar
Meaning, Making And Time. Mieke
Bal, U of Amsterdam. Green College Coach House at 12:30pm. Call
Philosophy Colloquium
Morality As A Naturally Occurring
Phenomenon. Catherine Wilson.
Buchanan B-218 from 1-2:30pm.
Call 822-3292.
H.R. MacMillan Seminars In
Biological Conservation
The Fall And Rise Of Large Carnivores In Central Europe. Urs
Breitenmoser, U of Bern.
ForSciences 1221 at 2:30pm. Call
Physics And Astronomy
Internal Rotation In Symmetric
Tops: A Study In Internal Molecular Motion From The Harmonic
Limit To The Free Rotor Limit.
Hennings 202 at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:45pm in Hennings 325.
Call 822-3853.
Genetics Graduate Program
Seminar Series
B-Cell Receptor-Mediated Calcium
Signalling: Involvement Of Tyrosine Kinases, Adaptor Molecules,
And Calcium Channels. Dr.
TomohiroKurosaki. Wesbrook 100
i at 4pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
St. John's College Global
j Change Speaker Series
TBA. Prof. Tom Pedersen, Earth
and Ocean Sciences. St. John's
i College 1080 at 5:15pm. Call 822-
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Nature, Culture And
Colonialism Lecture
Cultures Of Climate: Maps Of
Morality. David N. Livingstone,
Queen's U, Belfast. Green College Coach House at 7:30pm.
Call 822-1878.
Agricultural Sciences
Community Lecture Series
Food Power: The Tussle Between
Groups And The Food Barons
Over The Direction Of The Market. Prof. Tim Lang, Thames Valley U. Vancouver Maritime Museum, 1905 Ogden St. from 7:30-
9:30pm. Call 822-1219.
UBC Collegium Musicum Ensembles. John Sawyer and Ramona
Luengen, directors. Music Recital Hall at 8pm. Call 822-5574.
Friday, Nov. 26
Pediatric Grand Rounds -
Site Wide Round
Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia: A Case, A Review And
Studies In The Sheep Lab. Asst.
Prof. Kenneth Lim, Maternal Fetal Medicine. GF Strong Aud. from
9-10am. Call 875-2307.
FISH 500 Seminar Series
Some Examples And Work-in-
Progress Report For the Rapfish
Evaluation Technique. Rapfish-
FAO Report Team. Hut B-8, Ralf
Yorque Room at 11:30am. Refreshments at 1 lam. Call 822-
UBC Collegium Musicum Ensembles. John Sawyer and Ramona
Luengen. directors. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar Series
Development Of Bona-Fide Occupational Requirements For
Hearing In Canadian Coast
Guard Operators. Murray
Hodgson, Laurel Ritmiller and
Stanley Forshaw. Koerner Pavilion G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-9861.
Mathematics Colloquium
A Mathematical Model Of
Bioremediation In A Porous Medium. Prof. John Chadam, U of
Pittsburgh. Math 100at3:30pm.
Refreshments at 3:15pm in Math
1115. Call 822-2666.
Saturday, Nov. 27
Green College Speaker
Writing The Body, Writing The
Nation: Genre, Desire, And Territory In Early Modern France.
Timothy Hampton, UC-Berkeley;
French, Hispanic and Italian
Studies speakers. Green College
Coach House at 8:30am. Call
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
The Effect Of Boron Nitride Type
On The Rheology And
Processability Of Molten Polymer.
Franky Yip, MASc candidate.
ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call
Colloquium Talk
Relative Clauses In The Insular
Celtic Languages. Lynn Gordon,
Washington State U. Buchanan
Penthouse from 3:30-5pm. Refreshments. Call 822-4256.
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Performance Art: Images As Cultural Intervention. Mieke Bal, U
of Amsterdam. IRC #2 at 8:15pm.
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March 14. 1999
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Who is going to be there?
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• Free admission
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Green College invites applications from members ofthe UBC community
to hold an interdisciplinary thematic lecture series during the 2000-
2001 academic year. The series can be on any interdisciplinary theme,
and should consist of eight lectures over the period September 2000
to March 2001. The organizers will edit an anthology to be published
in The Green College Thematic Lecture Series. The College will
support travel expenses of invited lecturers, and publication. Wherever
possible, applicants should seek co-sponsorship ofthe series with other
relevant bodies.
Applications must include the following:
1. Title ofthe series and a list of proposed speakers and topics.
2. A budget that estimates the total cost of least expensive excursion
airfares for all invited speakers. (Speakers will be accommodated
at   Green   College.   No   honoraria   will   be   offered.)
3. Actual or potential co-sponsors.
One ortwo lecture series will be funded. Questions about this program
should be directed to Carolyn Andersson, Event Coordinator. Email:
Send completed applications by no later than January 31, 2000 to:
The Academic Committee. Green College
6201 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, BC, V6T IZI UBC Reports ■ November 11, 1999 7
'Manly Tales' bring sexuality
out of closet for students
by Hilary Thomson
Staff writer
When they weren't hooting
and howling, almost 300 Totem
Park residents sat in hushed
concentration as they listened to
sketches about love, sex and
stereotypes in a recent presen
tation called My Dick and Other
Manly Tales.
Brought to campus by Residence Life administrators, the
Alma Mater Society, the Women
Students' Office and the Equity
Office, the show aimed to address issues around homophobia.
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Wednesday, Nov. 17 and
Thursday, Nov. 18
II am - 4 pm
Lobby of the Old Auditorium
(above Yum Yum's Cafeteria)
"We are always interested in
inviting speakers to campus that
take a different approach to covering the important issues of
sexual health and tolerance,"
says Totem Park Residence Life
Manager Chad Hyson.
"Norman's show attracts students who might not normally
attend a presentation covering
these issues and hopefully they
take away the message that he is
A six-foot talking penis, a
comic sex educator and a tearful
father who had rejected his gay
son are some of the 14 characters in the one-man show performed by Norman Nawrocki, an
educational comedian.
"The show works because it
speaks to students' issues," says
Nawrocki, who has given 20 performances of My Dick at campuses across Canada this year.
"Because a lot of the show is
parody, it breaks the ice and gets
people thinking and talking
about homophobia and sexual
The show was created after
audience members suggested he
cut out a male bisexual character he had created for his show
about violence against women.
'The whole point is to reach
the un-reachables. You won't
reach those people if you say
'come see a show about homophobia.' But they will come to a
show called My Dick," says
on the
for the
Comprehensive Community Plan
UBC Campus
Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999
• 12:30-2pm or
• 7:30-9pm
Asian Centre
1871 West Mall
The Official Community Plan (OCP) for UBC
provides a vision and goals for future development, broad land use designations and objectives for more detailed planning. The purpose
of the Comprehensive Community Planning
process (called Area Planning in the OCP) is to
interpret those policies and objectives as a
frameworkfordevelopmentapproval.This will be the second of three public meetings and willfocus
on the draft Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP).
An Issues & Options Report can be picked up prior to the meeting at Campus Planning and
Development 2210 West Mall (hours: M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm).
For information regarding access for persons with disabilities, please call Caroline Welling at 822-
9560. For further information on the CCP, visit the Web site www.ocp.ubc.ca or call Jim Carruthers,
Campus Planning and Development, 822-0469.
by staff writers
For the second year in a row, three UBC writers have
been nominated for Governor General's Literary
Keith Maillard. an associate professor in Creative Writing, has been nominated for the English language fiction
award for his novel Gloria. Alumnus Anne Fleming, a
sessional instructor in Creative Writing is also in the running for the same award for her collection Pool-hopping and
Other Stories.
Alumnus Terence Young has been nominated for the
poetry prize for his book. The Island in Winter. He earned a
Master of Fine Arts degree from the university in 1996.
Gov. Gen. Adrienne Clarkson will present the awards on
Nov. 16. Winners receive a $10,000 prize.
Last year, MFA graduate Stephanie Bolster earned the
Governor General's Award in poetry for White Stone: The
Alice Poems. Former UBC writing students Gayle Friesen
and Lynn Coady were also nominated in 1998.
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Lionel E. McLeod
Health Research
Scholarship Winner
he Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical
Research (AHFMR) is pleased to announce that
Candace Hofmann is the recipient ofthe 1999
Lionel E. McLeod Health Research Scholarship. The award
honors Dr. Lionel McLeod, the founding President ofthe
Heritage Foundation.
Ms. Hofmann is currently pursuing a PhD in Psychology in
the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia. She
has received numerous awards and honors during her academic
career, including a Student Merit Award from the Alcoholic
Beverage Medical Research Foundation. Her research is on a
model of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), a syndrome which
occurs in children born to mothers who drink heavily during
pregnancy. Ms. Hoffman is interested in how the immune
system, behaviour, and stress hormone levels are affected
following prenatal alcohol exposure. More knowledge in this
area could lead to better treatment and improved healthcare
for children with FAS.
The Lionel E. McLeod Health Research Scholarship is
given annually to an outstanding student at the Universities
of British Columbia, Calgary, or Alberta for research
related to human health.
Dr. Lionel E. McLeod was the Head of Endocrinology
at the University of Alberta, Dean of Medicine at the
University of Calgary, President of AHFMR from
1981-1990, and President and Chief Executive Officer
ofthe University Hospital, Vancouver.
The Heritage Foundation provides
up to $100,000 in matching donations
to the Lionel E. McLeod Health
Research Scholarship Fund.
For more information on
how to donate, please call the
Foundation at (780) 423-5727.
www.ahfimr.ab.ca 8 UBC Reports • November 11, 1999
Opportunities, environment attract faculty
New researchers, teachers make the move
John Barker
Professor, Forest Renewal
B.C. Chair in Silviculture, Forest Sciences, Faculty of Forestry
Background: PhD, University
of California-Berkeley
Courses taught: Silviculture
Teaching objective: "An appreciation of past silvicultural
achievements and an ability to
build from them, effective approaches to deal with tomorrow's needs."
Research objective: "The linkages between silvicultural activities and the long-term responses
that occur in the forest."
Why attracted to UBC: "My
alma mater, my children's alma
mater, my home town, a great
university with a world class forestry faculty. Where better for
me to work towards helping provide solutions for the needs of
the province's most important
resources — its people and its
Dr. Robert
Director, UBC Centre for Disease Control; medical director,
B.C. Centre for Disease Control
Society; professor. Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine
Background: MD, UBC
Research objective: To understand the molecular and genetic interactions that cause
microbial diseases that can lead
to infertility. The goal is to develop improved treatments for
these diseases and to create a
vaccine to prevent transmission
of the infection."
Why attracted to UBC: The
remarkable development of the
Centre for Disease Control has
created the unique opportunity
to develop world-class programs
in research on the population
biology of infectious diseases and
innovative public health programs for the control of communicable diseases."
Anne Condon
Professor, Computer Science,
Faculty of Science
Background: PhD. University
of Washington
Courses taught: Design and
analysis of computer algorithms
and data structures, computational complexity theory
Teaching objective: "I try to
give all students an appreciation
for the beautiful theory of computation and the art of problem solving and its relevance to computing
applications in many fields."
Research objective: "My work
in computational complexity
theory seeks to understand what
can be computed with various
probabilistic computing models.
The goal of my work in DNA computing is to learn how to compute
with DNA strands that are immobilized on a surface."
Why attracted to UBC: "I
moved here because of the outstanding quality of research and
teaching and the friendly environment in the department, the
support for interdisciplinary
work on this campus, and of
course because I think Vancouver is a beautiful city."
UBC continues to attract its share of outstanding professors. Forty-eight new tenure-track and
tenured faculty members have been appointed this term in 10 faculties, bringing the number of full-
time UBC faculty members to 1,797.
More than 45 per cent of the university's faculty are due to retire by the year 2005.
The following are a few of the new faces on campus this fall.
Oliver Lang
Assistant professor, School of
Architecture, Faculty of Applied
Background: MSc, Columbia University; Graduate School
of Architecture, Planning and
Preservation; Dipl.-Ing. Arch.
TU, Berlin
Courses taught: Vertical Design Studios, Architecture
Theory and Digital Media
Teaching objective: "Capacity
to think in the most inclusive way
through a complex set of issues
and to raise relevant questions.
Transposition of operative ideas into
the creation ofbuilt environments."
Research objective: "Emerging potentials in architectural
design, digital media and interdisciplinary collaboration. Professional practice as research."
Why attracted to UBC: "Interface between Eastern and
Western culture on the Pacific
Rim and the opportunity to participate in the formulation of a
leading school in architectural
Alan Kingstone
Assistant professor, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Background: PhD, University
of Manchester
Courses taught: Cognitive
Teaching objective: "I want
to share the joy of discovery."
Research objective: 'To have
fun exploring the mystery of how
the human brain enables the
mind, e.g., thinking, feeling, perceiving and attending."
Why attracted to UBC: "I
wanted to contribute to the best
Psychology Dept. and university
in the country."
Sally Maitlis
Assistant professor. Organizational Behaviour and Human
Resources, Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration
Background: PhD, University
of Sheffield
Courses taught: organizational behaviour, organizational
psychology, personnel psychology, management development
executive programs
Teaching objective: "I want
students to understand the practical implications of organizational
behaviour theory and to appreciate
its relevance to their daily lives."
Research objective: "In my
recent work, I have identified
different types of leader-
stakeholder relationships within
the arts sector and examined the
strategies used by CEOs to influence their boards. I intend to
continue to study these issues,
and to extend my research to
small- to medium-sized enterprises in the private sector."
Why attracted to UBC: "I am
delighted to be in a leading research and teaching institution,
located in such a fantastically
beautiful place."
Clive R. Roberts
Assistant professor. Oral Biological and Medical Sciences,
Faculty of Dentistry; associate
member, Respiratory Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine.
Background: BA, MA, Cambridge; PhD, Brunei
Courses taught: Problem-
based learning courses in new
medical/dental undergraduate
curriculum, basic science components of Introductory Clinical
Dentistry and extracellular matrix biochemistry/cell biology
Teaching objective: This is
a time of amazing increases in
scientific knowledge; I hope students will develop a lifelong interest in and appreciation for
Research objective: "Our
objective is to understand the
mechanics of how cells change
the tissue around them in diseases and the impact of those
changes in illnesses such as inflammatory lung diseases,
atherosclerosis and cancer."
Why attracted to UBC: The
opportunity to do interesting
science in a stimulating environment."
Sabina Shaikh
Assistant professor, Resource
Economics and Food Marketing,
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Background: PhD, University
of California-Davis.
Courses taught: Economics
of the environment
Teaching objective: "To provide insights and knowledge in a
mutually beneficial learning environment."
Research objective: "To discover and understand how economics affects people's behaviour, with particular focus on the
earth's environment and natural
Why attracted to UBC: The
opportunity to work with elite
researchers and educators in an
ideal setting."
Ling Shi
Assistant professor, Language
Education, Faculty of Education
Background: PhD, Ontario
Institute for Studies in Education
Courses taught: Research in
second language education; Introduction to teaching English
as a second language
Teaching objective: "I would
like my students to experience
the fact that both learning and
teaching can be enjoyable."
Research objective: The main
area of my research is how students learn and teachers teach second language writing. I am focusing on the relationship between
speaking and writing activities, the
elfect of teacher feedback to student writing, and the differences in
the evaluation criteria of native and
non-native teachers in rating student essays."
Why attracted to UBC: The
beautiful campus and faculty
members at the university who
have made great contributions
to language education teaching
and research."


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