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 Volume 30, Number 7
March 28, 1984
UBC's top athletes
Two four-time Big Block winners for outstanding athletic performance were
named UBC's top men and women athletes at awards banquets this month.
Volleyballer Paul Thiessen received the Bobby Gaul Memorial Trophy at the
May 15 dinner of the men's Big Block Club from UBC's sports services director
Dr. Robert Hindmarch. Basketballer Kathy Bultitude won the Sparling Trophy
as women's athlete of the year at the women's Big Block Club awards and
reunion banquet March 20.
Peter Brown, a student at UBC in the
late 1950s, has been appointed to the
University's Board of Governors by the
provincial government for a three-year
Mr. Brown, president of Canarim
Investment Corporation and former
chairman of the Vancouver Stock
Exchange, replaces Allan Crawford on the
Reappointed for a three-year term to the
UBC Board is William Sauder, a UBC
Commerce graduate and president of
Sauder Industries.
Design competition backed by Expo
Engineering students from more than a
dozen countries — including the Soviet
Union and China — have been invited to
design and build innovative vehicles that
will be judged at Expo 86 in Vancouver.
The Innovative Vehicle Design
Competition (IVDC) was proposed in 1982
by a group of engineering students at the
University of British Columbia and now
has been officially endorsed by Expo 86.
The vehicles must be designed and built
by students at an accredited educational
institution, and they will be judged on
performance, safety, functionality, energy
efficiency and innovation.
More than 500 invitations have been
extended by the UBC organizers, including
69 to the Soviet Union, 30 to China, 38 to
France and 72 to Britain.
UBC engineering student Bruce
Lehmann, chairman of the IVDC
coordinating committee, said one of the
goals of the competition is to review the
purpose and function of the modern
automobile, "the design of which has not
changed, in its essential elements, in 60
Vehicles entered in the competition must
be capable of carrying at least two people,
with some storage space, and must be
licensed in their home province, state or
country. There will be specific tests for
performance, functionality and energy
efficiency, Lehmann said.
He said judges will consider the engine
or other prime source of power, the drive
chain, chassis, body, interior design, safety,
and systems such as brakes and vehicle
Deadline for entries is Sept. 30.
Two new chairs established
Two positions supported by donations to
the University have been created. The new
chairs are in geriatric medicine and in
regulation and competition policy.
The Allan McGavin Chair in Geriatric
Medicine is in honor of the late chancellor
of UBC who spearheaded fund raising in
support of geriatric medicine.
It will be in the Department of
Medicine's geriatric medicine division in
the Faculty of Medicine.
The Chair in Regulation and
Competition Policy is the second chair
established in UBC's Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration by the United
Parcel Service Foundation.
The foundation was formed by the
United Parcel Service Corp., formed in
1907 in Seattle and now one of the largest
parcel delivery companies in the world.
The company is substantially owned by
employees and is generous in its support of
universities in the field of transportation
and regulation. UBC Reports March 28, 1984
New director of Internal Audit appointed
Every year, UBC is faced with the
formidable task of keeping track of — and
accounting for — income and expenditures
in excess of $300 million.
The variety of sources of income —
governments and their agencies, students,
private donors and foundations,
investments income and rentals, sales
through food services and the Bookstore —
is matched only by the variety of ways in
which UBC spends its money — salaries to
teaching, research and support staff,
awards to students, plant maintenance and
capital construction and the purchase of
everything from new library books through
laboratory supplies to jelly donuts.
It stands to reason that a financial
operation of that size has to be subject to
policies, procedures and controls that
protect University assets and at the same
time produce full and accurate financial
records that will stand up to scrutiny
annually by the provincial auditor-general.
One of the campus administrative units
that performs a watch-dog function on
UBC's financial operations is the little-
known Department of Internal Audit. Its
new director, Michael Hartwick, a chartered
accountant and a 1973 UBC graduate in
finance, says that the most interesting part
of his job stems from the variety of ways in
which the University does business.
"An internal auditor for a forest
products firm, say, would never encounter
the wide range of financial systems that are
taken for granted at a university as large
and complex as this one," Hartwick says.
"The way in which accounts are. kept by
academic departments for expenditures on
salaries and supplies is quite different from
the way things are done at, say, the
Bookstore, the Museum of Anthropology or
the Student Housing Department and
Conference Centre."
Hartwick also finds there's a different
attitude towards money and accounting
compared to the attitude he encountered
in the business world, where he spent some
six years before joining UBC in 1979. "The
difference in attitude is not surprising," he
adds, "since the University's main 'business'
is teaching and research.
"I'd say there's a friendlier, more
trusting atmosphere on the campus, but
that means that the risks are probably
higher. That's a challenge for us, both in
terms of protecting University assets and in
dealing diplomatically with a wide variety
of departments that employ differing
financial systems."
Hartwick stresses two points in describing
how his department goes about its business.
"Our primary responsibility is to provide
a service to management by ensuring that
controls are in place to protect University
assets and to ensure that policies are
followed and financial records are
Internal audit fulfills its mandate by
performing a continuous review of all
financial operations at the University. The
four professional members of the
department's staff aim at covering all
UBC's major financial areas over a three-
year period.
In setting priorities for carrying out its
function, internal audit ranks areas where
financial risk is highest. "It makes sense to
concentrate on areas where there is the
greatest danger of financial loss to the
University," Hartwick says, giving as
examples areas where there is a large cash
flow or an inventory of valuable items and
Hartwick says there is one misconception
about the role of his department that he'd
like to eradicate. "Many people think we
exist to check up on people as individuals,"
he says. "That's normally not the case at
all. We audit systems and procedures, not
Michael Hartwick
The second point Hartwick stresses is
internal audit's role in improving the
efficiency of UBC's accounting systems, a
role that is becoming more and more
important in a period of restraint.
"We try to stand back and look at the
system as a whole in order to pinpoint
inefficiencies and duplication of effort and
to suggest ways in which money can be
saved. I'm always encouraged by the
suggestions we get from UBC employees
about ways in which a system can be
streamlined and improved. If the facts
support the suggestions, we'll make a
recommendation to management for a
change of procedures."
Hartwick also emphasizes that internal
audit is independent of all other UBC
departments, including finance, reporting
directly to financial vice-president Bruce
Gellatly and indirectly to the audit
committee of the Board of Governors.
"It's essential that we be independent,"
he adds, "so that we can carry out our
mandate in an unbiased way, free from
departmental influences. However, we are
here to help and I want to encourage a
cooperative relationship with other areas of
the campus."
Internal audit coordinates its work with
the provincial auditor-general's
department, which annually sends a team
to review UBC's financial statements. "If
the appropriate policies, procedures and
controls are in place and being followed,"
Hartwick says, "the numbers that come up
for review will cause few difficulties. And
the stronger the system of controls, the
more confidence the auditor-general will
have in the system."
Feminist counselling offers new approach
In recent years a new approach to
counselling women, known as feminist
counselling, has been getting an increasing
amount of attention in the social work
Dr. Mary Russell, an assistant professor
of social work at UBC, has just completed
a new book which she hopes will clear up a
few misconceptions about the approach.
"There's a lot of confusion about what
feminist counselling is," she says. "Some
literature has been written about the basic
philosophy of the approach but I felt there
was a need for a book which outlined the
specific skills involved in feminist
counselling and presented concrete
Dr. Russell says some of the confusion
may result from the negative feelings often
attached to the term "feminism".
"I think some people are wary of
anything associated with the label
"feminist" because of some of the radical
views of the early years of the feminist
"We are not attempting to drive women
from their homes, to neglect their
families," she adds. "Being pro-female is
not the same as being anti-male."
She says that feminist counselling is
directed as much to women who wish to
remain in the home as to those women who
work outside the home.
"I think women now have a broader
sense of what feminism is — they see it in
terms of expanding and exploring
opportunities in any area they desire.
"The idea that women have to abandon
the home to be fulfilled is just as
restricting, in my opinion, as the previous
Dr. Russell says the goal of feminist
counselling is to help an individual identify
her goals and needs, as well as the social
and personal forces that are preventing her
from meeting those needs.
"It is a broadly-based type of counselling
which helps a person determine where her
interests and skills lie, regardless of what
has previously been considered 'male
territory' or 'women's domain'.
"The problem with the traditional style
of counselling women is that the
stereotypical views of women are often
reinforced," says Dr. Russell. "Traditional
counselling tries to adjust the woman to fit
a particular role, which in the past has
usually meant that of wife and mother.
"Traditional counselling takes the
approach that if a woman is unhappy with
her situation it must be because something
is wrong with her ability to fill her role and
counselling is directed toward resolving this
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Mary Russell
"Feminist counselling recognizes that a
woman's social situation, being devalued
and relatively powerless, is stress-producing
in itself."
Dr. Russell gives the example of a
woman with young children who is feeling
tired and frustrated.
"A traditional counsellor would view this
as the woman's problem," she says. "He or
she would probably want to know about
her childhood history to see if there was
anything that might have hindered her
development into the female role, and she
would be encouraged to talk about her
conflicts with the ultimate goal of adjusting
to a situation that was unchanged.
"The first thing that would be done in
feminist counselling would be to assure the
woman that it is natural to feel somewhat
frustrated when caring for young
children," says Dr. Russell. "Most women
feel they've failed their family if they
become upset or depressed and can't cope
with their role of wife and mother.
"A feminist counsellor would then
explore what personal and social changes
are necessary to relieve that stress."
Dr. Russell identifies five key counselling
skills in her new book.
"The first aspect of feminist counselling
is to encourage women to have a positive
image of themselves," she says. "It isn't just
society that puts women down. Women
have to start placing more value on the
skills they have.
"Secondly, we try to help women
understand the various social structures
that exist in society and how they
contribute to individual problems.
"We also promote total personal
development. Women are encouraged to
look at their goals in a more flexible way
— not just at what they feel to be feminine
skills, but any area they would like to
"Self-disclosure, a method of using
personal experience in the counselling
session, and behavior feedback —
observing and describing a person's
behavior to them — are also used in the
feminist counselling approach.
"The approach is based on the idea of
working through the client's problem
together rather than the counsellor as a
power figure dispensing advice."
Dr. Russell says counselling specifically
for women began about 20 years ago. "An
increasing amount of work is being done in
this field and it is gaining more
respectability as an area of research.
"Women do look at the world differently
than men, and unless our welfare and
counselling programs reflect this, they will
be ineffective for women."
According to Dr. Russell, women tend to
view life more in terms of relationships,
caring for others and creating networks
with other people while men tend to be
task-oriented, concerned with
accomplishments and achievements.
"I'm not certain that men and women
face different problems, but the way they
view their problems and the manner in
which they express their conflicts are
definitely different."
Dr. Russell is turning her attention to
ways that feminist counselling skills can be
incorporated into the curriculum of social
work schools.
"Some of the skills are replacements for
traditional skills, some are just slightly
different angles of approaches that are now
in practice. It's difficult to decide whether
we should teach the feminist approach in
separate courses or incorporate it into the
general counselling courses.
"It seems to be a trade-off. If you teach
it separately you reach a smaller audience,
whereas if it is added to the general
counselling curriculum you have a larger
cross-section of students but the material
may get lost in the shuffle."
Dr. Russell feels the need for counselling
for women might decrease if women
received more encouragement to explore
goals in a wider range of areas.
"I think it would be ideal for both men
and women if male and female roles were
disregarded or were expanded to include
any area of interest that would help an
individual to be fulfilled and content with
his or her lifestyle." UBC Reports March 28, 1984
Tim Fulbright, a graduate student in
Anthropology at UBC, has received $1,000
as one of six top prize winners in the
Honeywell Futurist Awards Competition.
Three $1,000 and three $500 prizes were
awarded in the Canada-wide competition,
in which students were asked to write
about technological developments of the
next 25 years and their impact on society.
Essays were accepted on any topic within
the fields of electronic communications,
computers, software, energy, biomedical
technology and computer-aided learning.
Mr. Fulbright, whose academic
concentration is in the area of semiotics —
the philosophy of signs and symbols —
wrote on the topic of artificial intelligence.
The 64 competition entries were judged
on the basis of originality and feasibility.
Rev. George Hermanson, a campus
minister at UBC for the past 14 years, is
leaving the University to take up the post
of executive director at the Five Oaks
Learning Centre in Paris, Ontario. The
centre offers courses in the fields of
theology, human development, peace and
Replacing Rev. Hermanson beginning
July 1 will be Rev. Barry Valentine, a
former bishop of Rupert's Land,
Cambridge University Press has just
published Muon and Muonium Chemistry
by UBC chemistry professor David C.
Walker. A book review in Chemistry in
Britain says specialists will want the book
on their personal shelf, and yet the text  "is
addressed to those who can still experience
some tingle of excitement when an element
is discovered, and enjoy new chemistry.
"Written in a flowing elegant style, this
text will stimulate the imagination of any
chemist." Dr. Walker drew heavily from
research on muons       short-lived subatomic particles — performed at the
TRIUMF cyclotron project on LIBC's south
campus over the past six or so years.
Dr. Anthony M. Marcus, head of the
division of forensic psychiatry in UBC's
psychiatry department, has been appointed
a member of the Order in Council Patients
Review Board by provincial attorney-
general Brian Smith.
The Board evaluates individuals in the
provincial Forensic Institute who have been
acquitted by reason of insanity, who are
unfit to stand trial or who are detained at
the pleasure of the Lieutenant-Governor.
The board reports to the provincial
cabinet regarding release of individuals or
changes in the degree of security for them.
It also acts as an ombudsman for the
patients' rights.
Ivo Kokan, a fourth-year mechanical
engineering student at UBC, is the winner
of a student paper competition of the
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration
and Airconditioning Engineering.
Dr. George Poling, head of the
Department of Mining and Mineral
Processing Engineering at UBC, has been
appointed to the Science Council of B.C.
for a two-year term. The council advises
the provincial government on matters of
science and research policy and awards
approximately $5 million each year to
applied research projects.
It took a tremendous battering from hundreds of 'storm-the-wallers' last week, but the 12-foot barricade survived for yet
another year. The very best this year were 'iron man' Steve McMurdo and 'iron woman' Trish Eccles. He sprinted 300
metres, swam 300 metres, ran one kilometre, cycled seven kilometres and then got over the wall in a total time of just over
21 minutes. Trish took just over 27 minutes.
Senate approves residency programs
Two new residency programs in the
Faculty of Medicine have been approved by
UBCs Senate.
The new programs are in nephrology —
study of the kidney and its functions  —
and in nuclear medicine.
The residency program in nephrology
has been in existence at UBC for more
Board earns praise from senator
Motivated by what she termed "a
remarkable turn of events," history
professor Jean Elder threw a verbal
bouquet in the direction of UBC's Board of
Governors during the March 21 meeting of
the University Senate.
Prof. Elder's statement stemmed from
the approval by the Board at its meeting
on March 1 of a new policy on access to
the records of the Board.
Prof. Elder characterized this move as a
reversal of the Board's "lifetime policy of
secrecy of its own records."
She added that it has "always been
anomalous that a public institution
which. . .forbids research where the results
must be kept secret should inhibit research
Steel producers
meet at UBC
The strength of the reputation of UBC's
metallurgical engineering department in
steel-making was underlined by a three-day
course which ends today on continuous
casting of steel billets.
More than 30 participants attended from
virtually every major steel producer in
North America.
The short course was designed for people
concerned with controlling and improving
the quality and production rate of
continuously cast billets.
Much of the information presented was
based on recent in-plant trials which have
not yet been published.
Course coordinator was Dr. Keith
Brimacombe, Stelco Professor of Process
Metallurgy in the department.
and public accountability by keeping its
own records secret."
Prof. Elder said she had it from
University Archivist Laurenda Daniells of
the Special Collections Division of the
Library that Chancellor J.V. Clyne and
President K. George Pedersen were
responsible for the policy change.
She concluded: "I think the Senate
should record a vote of thanks (which it
did) and ask the president to convey our
approval to the Board."
Here are the new policies on access to
Board records approved on March 1:
1. The records of the Board that existed
on Dec. 31, 1960, shall be deposited in the
Archives of The University of British
Columbia. The records of subsequent years
shall be kept in the office of the Secretary
of the Board at The University for 30 years
and then so deposited annually.
2. A copy of the minutes of the open
session of meetings of the Board from July
1, 1975, to Dec. 31, 1983, and thereafter
on their adoption by the Board, shall also
be deposited in the Archives of The
University. These minutes shall be
immediately accessible.
3. With the exception of the minutes of
the open session of meetings of the Board,
the records of the Board shall not be
accessible for 25 years without the
permission of the Board; thereafter, they
shall be accessible to bona fide researchers,
provided that in no case shall personal
information be disclosed during the life of
the person concerned without his or her
permission, nor during the ten years after
the death of that person.
than a decade. However, the Royal College
of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has
asked the University to formally establish a
certificate of special competence in
Director of the program is Dr. John D.E.
Price of the medical faculty who is also
head of the nephrology division at VGH.
The nuclear medicine program will enjoy
excellent research facilities, including work
on radiopharmaceuticals taking place at
the TRIUMF cyclotron project on UBC's
south campus and research at UBC's
Imaging Research Centre, which uses the
latest in diagnostic imaging techniques.
Director of this program will be Dr.
Robert T. Morrison of UBC's pathology
department who is also head of the nuclear
medicine division at VGH.
Cancer panel
in SUB
The Canadian Cancer Society, B.C. and
Yukon Division, is hosting a panel
discussion at UBC tomorrow (March 29) on
the topic "Lifestyles for the 80s."
BCTV's News Hour anchorman Tony
Parsons will be the moderator for the
panel, which will discuss such topics as
nutrition and cancer, research into early
detection of cancer, progress in cancer
research and what to expect from a
physical checkup.
There will also be an 11-minute film
entitled Wild Cells. The panel discussion
and film take place in the auditorium of
the Student Union Building at 1:15 p.m.
In conjunction with this event,
information displays on various aspects of
lifestyles and health will be set up in the
foyer of the Student Union Building today
(March 28) and tomorrow. UBC Reports March 28, 1984
Faculty members wishing more
information about the following research
grants should consult the Research
Administration Grant Deadlines circular
which is available in departmental and
faculty offices. If further information is
required, call 228-3652 (external grants) or
228-5583 (internal grants).
May Application Deadlines:
• B.C. Heritage Trust
— Research (1)
• B.C. Medical Services Foundation (BCMSF)
— Research (22)
• Bedding Plants Foundation, Inc.
— Research (1)
• Canada Council: Aid to Artists
— Aid to Artists (15)
• Canada Council: Explorations Prog.
— Explorations Grant (1)
• Canadian Foundation for Ileitis & Colitis
— Research Training Fellowship (Ontario)
• Deutscher Akadem. Austauschdienst (DAAD)
— Study Visits of Foreign Academics (1)
• Distilled Spirits Council of US
— Grants-in-aid for research (1)
• Hamber Foundation
— Foundation Grant (5)
• Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
— JSPS Fellowship for Research in Japan (1)
• Muscular Dystrophy Assn. (U.S.)
— Postdoctoral Fellowships (31)
— Research (31)
• NSERC: Strategic Grants Division
— Equipment (1)
— Strategy Grant (1)
• Royal Society of New Zealand
— Captain James Cook Fellowship (31)
• Science Council of B.C.
— Research (4)
• Spencer, Chris Foundation
— Foundation Grants (31)
• SSHRC: Research Grants Division
— Research (15)
• World Wildlife Fund (Canada)
— General Research (1)
Note: All external agency grant
applications must be signed by the Head,
Dean, and Dr. R.D. Spratley. Applicant is
responsible for sending application to
SUB facilities
get more use
A scientific equipment exposition this
July will be the first of a number of special
events that the Alma Mater Society is
sponsoring in the Student Union Building.
"Few people know of the multifunctional
nature of the building," an AMS
spokesperson said, "especially in the
summer when the student population is
smaller. Meeting rooms, the council
chambers, the ballroom, party room and
outdoor courtyard offer a unique and
relaxing environment for a variety of
Exhibitors from the hospital and
laboratory equipment industry will be
featured in an exposition from July 3
through July 6.
Future events planned for SUB include a
business equipment show, an Octoberfest
recreation show and a Christmas fair.
Throughout the summer, during UBC's
conference season, the AMS also hopes to
offer champagne brunches, garden parties
and barbecue nights in SUB.
Bookings for SUB can be arranged
through Linda Singer, special project
coordinator for the AMS, at 228-6540.
A total of 21 UBC students, faculty members and administrators were honored by the AMS at a March 14 reception in SUB
council chambers "in appreciation of their hard work and commitment to University and student concerns. " The 16 who
made it to the wine-and-cheese reception are pictured above: Graham Argyle, UBC Facilities Planning; student Sylvia
Berryman; student Pat Darragh; Intramural coordinator Joni Pitcher; Housing and Conference director Mary Flores; Dr.
Neil Risebrough, vice-provost for student affairs; June Lythgoe, director of the Office for Women Students; Allen Baxter,
UBC's associate vice-president and treasurer; assistant director of Physical Plant Chuck Rooney; Nina Robinson, secretary to
UBC's Board of Governors; Craig Smith, assistant treasurer in UBC's Department of Finance; Neil Smith, first vice-president
of the Engineering Undergraduate Society; Lisa Hebert, AMS coordinator of external affairs; Prof. David Williams, head of
the UBC physics department; Prof. Ben Moyls, former mathematics department head and director of UBC ceremonies; and
Joan King, Ceremonies Office administrator. Not able to attend the ceremony were: Dr. R.K.L. Percival Smith, Student
Health Services director; Jim Jamieson of the Student Counselling and Resources Centre; Intramural director Nestor
Korchinsky; Daycare Office coodinator Mab Oloman; and Prof. James Fankhauser of the music department and conductor
of the University Singers.
Universal educational leave supported
Anne Ironside, a program director with
the Centre for Continuing Education at
UBC, said she is pleased that the idea of a
universal program of educational leave is
being taken seriously by all federal political
Ms. Ironside, who is also president of the
Canadian Association for Adult Education,
chaired a federal advisory committee —
the National Advisory Panel of Skill
Development Leave — that submitted its
Findings and recommendations to the
government in February.
The report recommends top priority be
given to the 'educationally disadvantaged'
who do not have the levels of literacy
needed to obtain jobs and to qualify for
further training. The panel also
emphasized the need for retraining for
those threatened with job loss and skill
obsolescence, and advocated that protective
measures be legislated into all labor codes.
The panel headed by Ms. Ironside said
legislation should require that all Canadian
workers have the right to earn time off,
with adequate income, dedicated to
education and training. The panel also
believes that a system should be developed
to enable all adults to complete a high
school education.
In the submission to John Roberts,
Minister of Employment and Immigration,
the panel stressed the need for prompt
action, urging him to act immediately in
some areas and within two years in others.
"I share the sense of urgency expressed
by the panel and I share also the over-all
objectives they have discussed," Mr.
Roberts said. "I intend to raise them with
provincial ministers responsible for
education and training. I am committed to
discuss these issues with them."
Ms. Ironside said the report was also well
received by the federal Progressive
Conservatives and the NDP.
"It is an important step in overcoming
the separation that now exists between
work and learning," she said of the panel's
educational leave recommendation, "and it
will be a useful adjustment mechanism in
Gerontology program organized
UBC's Committee on Gerontology has
organized a summer program of credit
courses, special lectures and workshops
related to the study of aging.
Dr. James Thornton, coordinator of the
committee, says the program is designed
for students who want to incorporate
coursework in gerontology into their
regular academic programs, and for
practitioners working in the field of aging
who may want credit or audit courses for
their professional development.
The program includes studies in the
areas of psychology, social work, health
care and epidemiology, family and
nutritional sciences and physical education
and recreation.
The committee is also sponsoring a
symposium on Ethics and Aging, Aug. 16
to 19.
For information on the summer program
or symposium, contact Dr. Thornton at
228-2081, 5760 Toronto Road, Vancouver.
an uncertain labor market. It is a form of
"Academics, of course, are familiar with
educational leave; sabbaticals are part of
our tradition. A universal program of
educational leave would extend the idea to
all working Canadians."
The panel recommended immediate
action on a 10-year program to fight adult
illiteracy; a new Unemployment Insurance
Fund to pay the salary of redundant
employees while they retrain for other
work; the establishment of a federal-
provincial council on educational leave to
promote the program, and public hearings
across the country on work and education.
The panel recommended that over the
next two years the government develop a
$500-million program of universal
educational leave, financed possibly by a
1-percent surtax on personal income tax.
Employers would deduct from the
corporate tax the cost of hiring someone to
replace a worker on educational leave. The
surtax would allow the government to
recoup the funds.
On the national advisory panel with Ms.
Ironside were:
Ray Ahenakew, president, Saskatchewan
Indian Community College; Clare Booker,
Regional Director of Education, Canadian
Labor Congress, Prairies; Guy Bourgeault,
doyen de la Faculte d'education
permanente de l'Universite de Montreal;
Mary Eady, Deputy Minister of Labor,
Manitoba; Lenore Rogers, past president,
Canadian Congress on Learning
Opportunities for Women; Stuart Smith,
chairman, Science Council of Canada; and
Carolyn Walda, Vice-President Human
Resources, General Foods. UBC Reports March 28, 1984
UBC prof
gets 'Sloan'
A 32-year-old UBC chemist is one of two
Canadian university teachers who have
been awarded prestigious Sloan Research
Fellowships for 1984.
Dr. Michael Fryzuk, an assistant
professor in the chemistry department, will
use the $25,000 (U.S.) award to underwrite
the salary of his post-doctoral research
fellow, who assists him in the relatively new
field of synthesizing unique organometallic
compounds that display unusual reactions.
Dr. Fryzuk said that currently the main
thrust of his research is the synthesis of new
transition metal-based catalysts, which he
said could prove useful to industry in the
manufacture of other industrial chemicals.
Dr. Fryzuk was one of 90 young scientists
and economists "of extraordinary promise"
to receive the 1984 awards made by the
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation of New York.
The other award in Canada went to a
chemist at the University of Waterloo.
Recipients of the awards must be
nominated and the 400 applications for the
1984 awards were screened by a panel of
15 leading scientists and economists.
Dr. Fryzuk, who joined the UBC faculty
in 1979, is a native of Ontario, and
received his Bachelor of Science and
Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the
University of Toronto. He was associated
with the California Institute of Technology
prior to joining the UBC faculty.
UBC chemist Michael Fryzuk . . .  winner of a 1984 Sloan Research Fellowship.
New social development book covers entire lifespan
The prospect of putting together a
comprehensive account of human social
development from infancy to old age would
probably cause most social work
professionals to throw up their hands in
But Henry Maas, an internationally-
known expert in the field of social welfare,
has accomplished just that in his new book
People and Contexts: Social Development
from Birth to Old Age.
Prof. Maas, who retires from UBC's
School of Social Work this summer, says
there are many books that focus on child
development or adult development or old
age. "But I felt there was a need for a
book which reviewed social development
over the whole life course. It would use one
set of ideas to explain development from
infancy to the last years of life."
Few people are as qualified to tackle a
project of this magnitude as Dr. Maas.
Before joining UBC in 1969, he was
associated for nearly 20 years with the
School of Social Welfare and the Institute
of Human Development at the University
of California, Berkeley. During that time,
he spent a year in England studying adults
who had lived as preschoolers in wartime
residential nurseries, and another year with
UNICEF studying services for children and
families in Turkey, Uganda, and the
Philippines. The focus of his new books is
on how people develop within
environments which foster or impede their
"There are two main branches within
the field of social work," says Prof. Maas.
"One area involves direct services on a
personal basis, rehabilitative work with
troubled people or people in trouble.
"The second branch is more concerned
with prevention and formulating social
policy. In order to prevent human
problems you have to know what
conditions precede their appearance.
Knowledge of human development and its
contexts is one kind of potentially useful
"People and Contexts is an  effort to
provide a base of knowledge for both
preventive and remedial work."
Prof. Maas says the social worker's
interest in human development is
somewhat different from that of
researchers in other disciplines. Social
workers are interested primarily in
practical applications of such knowledge in
both counselling and large-scale welfare
programs. He adds that although social
work is an action-oriented profession, it
recognizes the need to keep adding to
knowledge in all fields of inquiry on which
policies and services are based.
"When I started out in social work, the
emphasis was almost entirely on
development from a psychoanalytic
perspective," says Prof. Maas. "There was
academic work being done in child
development, but very little research was
being carried on in the areas of adult
development and old age. And almost all
counselling was focused exclusively on the
individual, without much direct attention
to social contexts.
"Since then there has been a growing
emphasis on people as they develop within
their environments. The focus has shifted
from one-to-one counselling to bringing in
family members and other people from the
client's immediate environment.
"I don't think you should deny the
individuality of the person you are
counselling, but I do think it's important
to remember that each person is a part of
a family and other groups and social
"Our knowledge of human development
has grown enormously in the past 20 or 30
years and I think we have to keep adding
to that core of information if we are to
maintain and improve the services our
profession offers. I hope the book makes
some contribution toward this.
"Selecting material that would cover
such a vast topic in what I hope is a
cohesive manner was extremely difficult,
painful at times."
The book follows social development
through each stage in life from infancy,
the nursery and primary school years and
preadolescence to youth, young adulthood,
middle age and old age. Included in these
chapters are ideas and records on
attachment and social networks in infancy
and later life, loneliness and neighborhood
supports, youth entering the labor market,
community collaboration in stressful
situations, changes in family life over time,
midlife role changes and social
responsibility in middle age, and lifestyles
of the elderly.
"It's an overview of normal social
development and how particular
environments nurture or affect
development," says Prof. Maas.
Dr. Maas has spent many years working
in academic institutions which promote an
interdisciplinary approach to human
"I taught for two years at the University
of Chicago after receiving my doctorate
there in 1948. The university has an
interdisciplinary teaching and research
centre for psychologists, social   scientists
and researchers in other disciplines related
to human development. The centre was
one of the first places in North America to
focus on the entire life cycle, and I'm sure
the time I spent there influenced the
research I did in subsequent years."
The Institute of Human Development at
the University of California at Berkeley also
provides an interdisciplinary research
"Berkeley was a marvelous place for
developmental research because there were
three longitudinal studies being carried
out. Studies started in 1929 are still being
Henry Maas
continued by younger researchers so that
records of the whole life span of the same
people will soon be available."
Prof. Maas used these longitudinal
records as a basis for a book he co-
authored entitled From 30 to 70: A Forty-
Year Longitudinal Study of Adult
Lifestyles and Personality.
"We looked at the lifestyles of people
whose average age was 70 and on whom
there was rich data from previous studies
when they were about 30. We wanted to
see if there was any correlation between a
person's lifestyle at 30 and in later years.
Some fascinating patterns emerged from
the study."
Prof. Maas joined the faculty at UBC in
1970 for many reasons. He "fell in love
with Vancouver on a visit" and he was
attracted by the size of UBC's School of
Social Work. "The school had about 150
students and 20 faculty members at the
time, whereas Berkeley's social welfare
school had 400 students and 80 faculty. I
liked the idea of being able to get to know
my colleagues and students. I have
absolutely no regrets about the move to
UBC, although I wish it was easier for
people in the school to get to know people
in other departments. We're a little
isolated down here in Graham House.
"I'm pleased to see the kind of
interdisciplinary work that's taking place
now between social work and other
disciplines on campus, for example, in Jim
Thornton's (chairman of UBC's committee
on gerontology) programs on aging."
An area of university affairs that
interests Prof. Maas is curriculum
development. He was instrumental in
putting into place a doctoral program in
social work at Berkeley and was involved in
the revision of UBC's Master of Social
Work program. He has contributed
recently to the preparation of a possible
Doctor of Social Work program at UBC.
As his retirement approaches in June,
Prof. Maas says he plans to do a lot of
reading and catch up on projects and
papers that he hasn't had time to
"Actually," he says with a smile, "after
all I've written on the development of
people in their 60s and 70s, I'm quite
curious to see for myself what happens in
retirement." UBC Reports March 28, 1984
Prof gets police help in eyewitness research
When John Yuille, an associate professor
in UBC's psychology department, was
called upon six years ago to testify in a
spectacular court case involving a police
officer charged with murder, he became
interested in an avenue of research which
has occupied him since.
"My research interests lie in the area of
cognitive processes — human memory,
perception and attention — and I was
called in to testify in the trial on factors
that might influence the memory of a
witness," says Dr. Yuille. "At the time I
was looking for a different focus for my
research on memory, and I became
interested in eyewitness testimony and the
whole area of how much people remember
and how accurate their memories are."
Since then, Dr. Yuille has carried out a
number of studies on factors relating to
how much people normally remember
about a scene, whether the age of the
witness is a factor in the accuracy of
testimony, and how susceptible witnesses
are to misleading or suggestive questioning.
"Until recently our investigations have
been done in laboratory-type settings," says
Dr. Yuille. "The volunteers in our studies
witnessed crimes on videotape or in live
events which we staged.
"I've been concerned with the
artificiality of these settings, but on the
other hand there is the positive aspect of
knowing what the upper limits of people's
abilities are. Now that we have an idea
about how much people remember when
they are consciously watching for details,
we can use this information when
examining the testimony of witnesses in
actual cases."
Last July, Dr. Yuille began work in
conjunction with the Burnaby RCMP,
studying the testimony of witnesses in real
"This is a rather unique situation and
the cooperation we've received from the
RCMP has been terrific. They are aware of
our research goals and when their work is
finished on a case which they think would
be appropriate for our needs, they pass it
along to us."
At the request of the RCMP, Dr. Yuille
and his research assistants are putting
together a training program for police
officers on problems and issues related to
eyewitness interviewing.
"Eyewitness testimony plays a critical
role in certain kinds of cases — robberies
and assaults for example," says Dr. Yuille.
"A lot of weight is put on the reports of
witnesses and I think it is essential that the
accuracy of this type of information be
The research team is now in the process
of determining whether the results that
emerged from the laboratory studies are
applicable to actual eyewitness cases.
"We're now able to follow through with
witnesses from their original reports,
through the police investigation, line-ups
and identification, the preliminary hearing
and their final appearance in court to see
how testimony changes, if it does.
"We are riding with constables on patrol
and working with detectives on
investigations, looking at the process they
go through in interviewing witnesses and
making their reports. When the RCMP is
officially through with a case we go back
and interview the witnesses again.
"It is fairly easy to judge the accuracy of
a witness's testimony because there is
usually enough forensic evidence to
recreate much of the central detail of an
Dr. Yuille is also using the liaison with
the RCMP to put together an outline of
information on the role of eyewitness
testimony in our criminal justice system.
"We are using files at the Burnaby
detachment to get some idea about the
type of crimes eyewitnesses are usually
involved in, and we're also looking at
whether there is a correlation between a
certain type of crime and characteristics of
witnesses. For example, we know that
witnesses of assault crimes tend to be young
because assaults generally involve males in
the 16-to-25 year age bracket. The
information we're gathering on the
demographics of eyewitness reports is being
entered on computer."
Dr. Yuille says that his impression so far
in his research is that people are usually
very accurate in their reports.
Most people are 90 to 95 per cent
fohn Yuille . . .  research turning from lab to actual crime cases.
accurate in reporting details of a scene
unless you press them for more
information," he says. "The more questions
you ask the less accurate they become.
Presumably people do remember some
details, but if pushed they begin
fabricating things that they don't actually
"If you don't press people, they will stick
to what they know to be the case."
Dr. Yuille says the accuracy of some
witness's reports is based on personal
"An adolescent, for example, might
invent all sorts of details in a report. He or
she may attempt to make their own
involvement in the event seem more
exciting by presenting the situation as
being more exciting than it was."
Of the different age groups studied by
Dr. Yuille, the most reliable reports came,
not surprisingly, from police officers.
"Although they don't receive any formal
training in this area to my knowledge, they
exercise their powers of observation on the
streets every day and this shows in the
accuracy of their eyewitness abilities, ' says
Dr. Yuille.
Another finding that has emerged from
his studies is that people are more accurate
in identifying a suspect in a line-up if the
line-up is presented on videotape rather
than live.
"Our rate of accurate identifications was
about 66 per cent when we presented a
suspect in a live or a photo line-up," says
Dr. Yuille. "Identification increased to
about 85 per cent when we presented the
line-up on video.
"On video we showed each man forward
and in profile. This ensured that the
witness looked at all the people in the lineup. The problem in live line-ups, we
suspect, is that witnesses don't look at the
whole line-up."
In two studies done with children in
Grades 1, 3 and 5, Dr. Yuille and his
researchers found that although children
gave less information about what they had
seen, what they did report was usually
quite accurate.
"Children under the age of nine,
however, were very open to suggestion
during questioning and could easily be
misled or made to change their minds.
Younger children were also not nearly as
effective at identifying people in line-ups as
the older children were.
The responses of children aged 12 years
and older were very similar to adult
Dr. Yuille hopes that more of the results
obtained in his laboratory studies will be
substantiated in real cases as his work with
the RCMP continues.
"Eyewitness testimony plays a major role
in our justice system in Canada and I think
it's critical that we understand it better."
Scholars benefit from Walter Young legacy
Prof. Walter Young, a UBC faculty
member from 1962 until 1973 and one of
Canada's leading political scientists, gave
all his personal papers and a large
collection of books and pamphlets to UBC's
Library prior to his death from cancer on
March 11.
University archivist Laurenda Daniells
said the collection, which is housed in the
Special Collections Division of the Library,
is already being widely used by scholars
interested in the history of Canadian labor
and the NDP party and its predecessor, the
She said Prof. Young's collection,
together with the Angus Maclnnes
Memorial Collection, which Prof. Young
was instrumental in obtaining for UBC
while a teacher here, gave the University
one of the outstanding collections of
materials on Canadian labor history.
Prof. Young's personal collection
includes academic and personal material
reflecting his scholarly interests in the
history of Canadian socialism,
correspondence and subject files, a '
collection of 223 scholarly articles and a
large collection of books and pamphlets on
labor history.
One of Prof. Young's final achievements
was an exhaustive study of B.C. politics
over the past 30 years, funded by a grant
of $757,000 from the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council, most of
which had been completed when he
developed the brain tumor that resulted in
his taking disability leave from his post as
chairman of the political science
department at the University of Victoria.
The first fruits of the project, a book
entitled Reins of Power, appeared last year
under Prof. Young's name and those of
three other colleagues who were involved in
the project. A second volume, entitled
Politics in B.C., 1969-79, is completed but
not published.
Born in Winnipeg, Prof. Young grew up
in Victoria and attended Victoria College
(the forerunner of UVic) before completing
his Bachelor of Arts degree at UBC in
1955, the year he was named B.C.'s
Rhodes Scholar. At Oxford University he
was awarded a second B.A. degree as well
as an M.A. He completed the requirements
for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at
the University of Toronto in 1965.
Before joining the UBC faculty in 1962,
Prof. Young taught at the Canadian
Service College at Royal Roads, United
College in Winnipeg, the University of
Manitoba and the University of Toronto.
He became head of UBC's political
science department in 1969, a post he held
until 1973 when he resigned to accept a
similar position at UVic.
Prof. Young was a prolific writer and
broadcaster who produced numerous
articles for scholarly and political journals
and daily newspapers, as well as frequent
commentaries for CBC radio and TV and
the U.S. Public Broadcasting Network.
He was the founder and co-editor of the
UBC journal, B.C. Studies, and the
initiator and director from 1974 to 1978 of
the B.C. Legislative Internship Program.
He was also active in the affairs of the
Canadian Political Science Association and
served as that organization's president in
Prof. Young is survived by his wife,
Beryl, two sons and a daughter, and his
Funeral services were held March 15 for
Dr. Roy F. Pratt, clinical associate
professor in UBC's Faculty of Medicine,
who died March 12.
Dr. Pratt, who was in the haematology
division in the Department of Medicine,
was born in New Westminster and took his
MD degree from UBC in 1963. He was a
Medical Research Council fellow in the
division of haematology at the Royal
Victoria Hospital from 1967 to 1970, the
year he joined UBC's Faculty of Medicine.
While on the clinical staff of UBC, he
was always associated with St. Paul's
Hospital, where he was chairman of the
ambulatory care committee and was the
driving force behind the establishment of a
medical day care unit — mostly for
patients receiving chemotherapy — which
opened in 1978.
Patients will remember him for a trait
long considered an anachronism in
medicine — house calls. Dr. Pratt often
visited his patients at home at the end of
the day.
Dr. Pratt died of multiple myeloma, a
form of bone marrow cancer, a condition
he knew he had for four years. He carried
a normal workload until mid-January and
was hospitalized in mid-February.
Dr. Pratt is survived by his wife and
three teenaged daughters. UBC Reports March 28, 1984
UBC, SFU cooperate in study of canneries
A UBC historian and an SFU geographer
have embarked on a two-year research
project aimed at documenting the life and
times of B.C.'s salmon-canning industry.
A $56,000 grant from the B.C. Heritage
Trust to Dr. Dianne Newell of UBC's
history department and Dr. Arthur Roberts
of the geography department at SFU will
fund an industrial archeological survey and
analysis of Pacific Coast canneries.
The collaborative project, which began
this month, focuses on the social and
environmental impact of technological
change in the industry.
"The project encompasses three main
areas of study," says Dr. Newell. "We'll be
looking at the industry from historical,
archeological and geographical
perspectives. Our study involves about 200
cannery sites in all."
Although the study is multi-faceted,
there are three major lines of investigation.
"We'll be exploring the impact of
environmental conditions on the
orientation and layout of main cannery
buildings, documenting technological
changes in the fishing and fish-packing
industries over a period of time, and
looking at the participation of different
racial groups in the labor force.
"We're hoping to create a data base
about this important coastal industry which
will be of value to historians and
The project is being conducted in three
general phases.
"At the moment we are doing archival
research — compiling all the historical
information we can in order to put
together a profile of each cannery," says
Dr. Newell. "We're finding out everything
we can about the location of the canneries,
the technology used, the work force
employed, the productivity and the
architecture of the buildings.
"In late May or June Dr. Roberts and I
will begin our field work, which will consist
mainly of taking aerial photographs of the
sites. The purpose of this is to document
the present conditions of the sites.
"Dr. Roberts is an expert in the field of
remote sensing as well as archeology and
geography and he is also a pilot. This
makes it possible for us to investigate sites
that are inaccessible by ordinary
"We'll be using a float plane to do the
aerial photography so we'll be able to land
if we feel there is something on a cannery
site that merits a ground inspection."
Drs. Newell and Roberts will examine
salmon canneries along the coastline of
B.C. as well as those on the coasts of
Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte
When the aerial photography has been
completed, the two researchers will select
30 sites for detailed ground exploration.
"We'll be making our selection with the aid
of some very sophisticated computer
cartography equipment in the geography
lab at Simon Fraser which electronically
produces maps incorporating historical and
geographical information.
"Although we won't be excavating these
sites, we'll be photographing remains of the
canneries, documenting data about them
and making recommendations on their
archeological potential."
The third phase of the project involves
synthesizing and analysing the information
"We hope to be at the report-writing
stage by next summer," says Dr. Newell.
Salmon canneries have been operating in
B.C. since the 1870s. "Native Indians have
been fishing for salmon for sustenance and
exchange since prehistorical times," says
Dr. Newell.
"The first cannery was built in 1871 and
the industry grew rapidly. There were
numerous canneries along the coast
because the fish had to be canned
immediately after being caught. Clusters of
canneries were located in the best fishing
"The province developed as a food-
processing exporter of world importance,
employing the most up-to-date of the
current technologies in an industry that
was a leader in 19th-century assembly-line
"The industry went through a lot of
small technological changes in its early
years. Canneries, for example, began
incorporating cold storage in their
facilities, which allowed them to develop
into year-round operations with more
control over production and pricing."
Dr. Newell says the period between the
First World War and the Depression was
the peak period for the fish-packing
"Automation had developed rapidly and
production reached its highest level.
"Since then, small canneries have been
purchased by larger companies and
consolidated into a few geographical
locations, and a depletion of natural
resources has caused the fishing industry to
Dr. Newell says one goal of the study is
to document clearly what has occurred in
the labor force in the canning industry
since its beginnings.
"We know that the first canneries were
built near Indian settlements in order to
capitalize on the best fishing areas and the
available labor market. It was usually a
family involvement — the men would fish
and the women would work in the
canneries. Although Native Indians
stopped working in the more populated
areas such as Steveston quite early, they
remained an important part of the work
force in the northern areas of B.C."
The canneries also relied heavily on
Chinese and Japanese workers.
"Cannery owners brought in Chinese
contract laborers, as had been done with
the building of the railway in B.C. The
Japanese came to the B.C. coast for most
part as fishermen and stayed to work in the
"There were Norwegian and Icelandic
populations as well," says Dr. Newell. "I
expect that each district will be unique in
terms of the racial composition of the work
One of the sources that Dr. Newell will
be using in her study will be fire insurance
maps and inspection reports.
"The maps show not only the physical
layout of the canneries, they also contain
cultural information. We'll be able to see
shifts in the working and living conditions
of the labor force in various districts over a
period of time."
Dr. Newell says that the UBC Library's
Special Collections Division has nearly all
the historical data needed for the study.
"Over the years they have collected an
extraordinary amount of material on the
fish-canning industry in the province."
Other sources the researchers will be
tapping for information are oral histories,
diaries of cannery workers, early aerial
photographs of the coast taken by the
government, government reports and local
museums among the coast.
"There is too much information for a
single researcher to process, but we've put
together a very specialized team of five
students to help with the study," says Dr.
"On the team is a master's student from
Simon Fraser who is basing his thesis on
the mapping aspect of the project. He will
spend this fall and winter analyzing the
data we collect on our field study this
"On the team from UBC are a history
student who is planning to base his
master's dissertation on the social and labor
aspects of the canning industry and a
woman who will be the first doctoral
candidate in historical archeology at the
"The fact that the computing facilities at
Simon Fraser and UBC are compatible
make it quite easy for us to work
collaboratively from two different
Dr. Roberts and Dr. Newell hope to hire
two more students if funding allows.
"There are some records about Chinese
workers in the industry in the Special
Collections Division written in Chinese,"
says Dr. Newell. "We're hoping to hire a
history student who is literate in Chinese to
translate them for us.
"We would also like to hire a student
who has some training in legal history to go
through various statutes and regulations so
we have an idea of the changes that took
place in licensing and policy in the fishing
and fish-packing industries.
"There is unlimited scope for the
Calendar Deadlines
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The Vancouver Institute.
Saturday, March 31
The Unity of the Arts
and the Early Baroque
Opera House. Prof.
Irving Lavin, School of
Historical Studies,
Princeton University.
Lecture Hall 2 of the Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre at 8:15 p.m.
Musical Performance.
The Museum of Anthropology and the
Department of Music are sponsoring a
series of musical programs during the
month of April, free with museum
admission. Today's program is traditional
music from central and northern China.
UBC Chinese Ensemble, with Alan
Thrasher and John Zhang Taining. Great
Hall, Museum of Anthropology. 2:30 p.m.
American Mathematical Society
Free seminar on the use of MATHFILE
(Mathematical Reviews Online). Morning
session is for "intermediary users" —
librarians and information specialists. See
1:30 listing today for second session. For
information and registration, call R.J.
Brongers at 228-3826. Conference Room,
Sedgewick Library. 9 a.m. to noon.
Cancer Research Seminar.
The Anemia of Chronic Renal Failure:
Response to Erythropoietin Therapy and
Studies of Inhibition. Dr. John Adamson,
editor, Blood, and head, Hematology,
University of Washington, Seattle. Lecture
Theatre, B.C. Cancer Research Centre,
601 W. 10th Ave. 12 noon.
Anthropology/Sociology Lecture.
Life and Death in the Chinese Neolithic
and Early Bronze Age. Prof. David N.
Keightley, History, University of California,
Berkeley. Room 205, Anthropology and
Sociology Building. 12:30 p.m.
American Mathematical Society
Afternoon session of free seminar on the
use of MATHFILE (Mathematical Reviews
Online). This session is for "end users" —
mathematicians, statisticians and computer
specialists. For information and
registration, call R.J. Brongers at
228-3826. Conference Room, Sedgewick
Library. 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
The Use of Small Computers for Data
Acquisition. Dr. K.G. Whale, research
officer, Western Laboratory, National
Research Council. Room 1202, Civil and
Mechanical Engineering Building.
3:30 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Spouting of Fine Particles. Pratap
Chandnani, Chemical Enginering, UBC.
Room 206, Chemical Engineering
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Management Science Workshop.
Facilities Layout and Quadratic
Assignment Problems in the Plane. Prof.
Maurice Queyranne, Commerce, UBC.
Room 413, Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
The Pedersen Exchange.
An opportunity for any member of the
University community to meet with
President George Pedersen to discuss
matters of concern. Persons wishing to
meet with the president should identify
themselves to the receptionist in the
Librarian's Office, immediately to the left
of the main entrance to Main Library.
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Can You Calculate Derivatives from
Empirical Data? Dr. David Ragozin,
University of Washington. Room 229,
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar.
Lk-HalphalOl — The Dispersal of a
Molecular Cloud. Dr. Russell O. Redman,
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena,
California. Room 318, Hennings Building.
4 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
DNA: New Twist to an Old Helix. Prof.
R.E. Dickerson, Molecular Biology
Institute, University of California, Los
Angeles. Lecture Hall 4, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
Asian Studies Lecture.
The Origins of Chinese Civilization. Prof.
David Keightley, History, University of
California, Berkeley. Music Studio, Asian
Centre. 4:30 p.m.
Asian Studies Lecture.
China's Earliest Writing System: The
Oracle Bone Inscriptions of Bronze Age
China. Prof. David Keightley, History,
University of California, Berkeley. Room
205, Anthropology and Sociology Building.
9 a.m.
Botany Seminar.
The Red Algal Family Dumontiacea: A
Phylogenetic Perspective. S. Lindstrom,
Botany, UBC. Room 3*219, Biological
Sciences Building.  12:30 p.m.
Forest Ecology Colloquium.
The following papers will be presented by
three of Sweden's leading forest ecologists.
Whole Tree Harvesting and Air Pollution
— Two Current Forestry Problems
Interpreted as a Nitrogen Issue, by Prof.
Folke Andersson; Understanding Forest
Ecosystems in Terms of their Carbon-
Nitrogen Cycles, by Dr. Goran I. Agren;
and Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics in the
Soil, by Dr. Ernesto Bosatta. The three
speakers are from the Swedish University of
Agricultural Science. Room 166,
MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Aspects of the Ecology of the Marine
Dinoflagelate Gymnodinium sanguinium.
Prof. Maurice Robinson, Royal Roads
Military College, Victoria. Room 1465,
Biological Sciences Building. 3 p.m.
Computer Science Colloquium.
Computer Reliability and Nuclear War.
Dr. Alan Borning, Computer Science,
University of Washington. Room 301,
Computer Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Faculty Club.
Silver Anniversary End-of-Term Luncheon.
Buffet is $9. Faculty Club. 11:30 a.m. to
2 p.m.
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Cancer Research Seminar.
The Myeloproliferative Sarcoma Virus,
Structure and Biological Function. Dr.
Wolfram Ostertag, Heinrich-Pette-Institut
fur Experimentelle Virologie und
Immunologic Universitat Hamburg, W.
Germany. Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer
Research Centre, 601 W. 10th Ave.
12 noon.
Botany Seminar.
United We Stand? Colony Formation in the
Freshwater Phytoplankton dinobryon. G.
Armstrong, Botany, UBC. Room 3219,
Biological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Lecture/Dance Performance.
Chinese Traditional Dances. Wang Lien
Chun, Peking Dance Academy.
Auditorium, Asian Centre. 3:30 p.m.
Student Recital.
Lawrence Olson, percussion. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 8 p.m.
Faculty Association.
Annual Meeting. Room 100, Mathematics
Building. 1 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Charge-Density-Wave Conduction: New
Collective Transport Phenomena in Solids.
George Gruner, University of California,
Los Angeles. Room 318, Hennings
Building. 2:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
M.S.R. Spin Resonance. J. Brewer, UBC.
Room 201, Hennings Building. 4 p.m.
Computer Science Colloquium.
Early Symbolic Computations in Vision.
Kent A. Stevens, Computer and
Information Science, University of Oregon.
Room 301, Computer Sciences Building.
4 p.m.
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Medical Genetics Seminar.
Medical and Genetic Consequences of
Nuclear War. Dr. T. Perry. Parentcraft
Room, Grace Hospital. 1 p.m.
Vancouver Society for Early Music.
Virtuoso Vocal Music from the Early
Baroque Court of Ferrara. Montreal
Singers: Suzie LeBlanc, Valerie Kinslow
and Daniele Forget. For ticket information,
call 732-1610. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 8 p.m.
Musical Performance.
The Museum of Anthropology and the
Department of Music are sponsoring a
series of musical programs during the
month of April, free with museum
admission. Today's program features
percussion by Larry Olson, a graduate
student in UBC's music department. Great
Hall, Museum of Anthropology. 2:30 p.m.
Management Information Systems
A Strategy for Knowledge-Based Decision
Support: Decision Making Expertise in
Corporate Acquisitions. Nancy Melone,
University of Minnesota. Penthouse, Angus
Building. 9:30 a.m.
The Pedersen Exchange.
The Pedersen Exchange is cancelled today.
The president meets every Monday he is on
campus with members of the University
community who wish to discuss matters of
concern. Main Library. 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Gerontology Lecture.
Life Events and Life Span Development.
Prof. David Hultsch, Psychology,
University of Victoria. Lecture Hall 3,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
7 p.m.
Geophysics and Geology Seminar.
The Southern Rocky Mountain Trench and
Its Possible Relationship to the Tectonics
of Southeastern B.C. Dr. V. Chamberlain,
Geology, University of Alberta. Room 260,
Geophysics and Astronomy Building.
4 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
Antibodies of Selected Specificity Derived
from Native of Synthetic Peptide
Conjugates: Antigen-Antibody Interactions.
Dr. R.S. Hodges, Biochemistry, University
of Alberta. Lecture Hall 5, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Genetic Disorders of HDL Metabolism.
Drs. J. Froelich, H. Pritchard and M.
Hayden. Parentcraft Room, Grace
Hospital. 1 p.m.
Beyond the Sexual Revolution. George
Leonard. Tickets are $10; $7 for students.
For information, call the Centre for
Continuing Education at 222-5261.
Auditorium, Student Union Building.
8 p.m.
Architecture Workshop.
One-day workshop will explore goals and
planning for the future of the City of
Vancouver. Cost is $15, lunch included.
Sponsored by the Architectural Institute of
B.C. and UBC's School of Architecture.
For registration information, call 683-8588.
Graduate Student Centre. 9:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.
Oriental Night.
The Friends of the UBC Asian Library
present an evening of traditional Chinese
and Japanese music and dance as well as
demonstrations of martial arts. Proceeds
from ticket sales will be used to purchase
books for the Asian Studies Library. For
tickets and information, call Heather Keate
at 228-2396. Robson Square Cinema.
8 p.m.
Fine arts exhibit
A Retrospective of William Kurelek's
Paintings of the Land, 1961-1977 continues
at the UBC Fine Arts Gallery until April 2.
The gallery, located in the basement of the
Main Library, is open from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Bookstore closed
The Bookstore will be closed Monday,
April 2 and Tuesday, April 3 for annual
Library services improved
The UBC Library has improved its services
to students taking credit courses off
campus by expanding its Extension
Library. If you'd like more information
about the service, contact Extension
Librarian Rhonda Nicholls at 228-3424.
Chinese exhibit
An exhibition of Chinese paintings by
Helen Griffin will be on display in the
Asian Centre April 6 to 13. Exhibit is open
from noon to 8 p.m. on Fridays and from
noon to 5:30 p.m. all other days. For more
information, call 222-5254.
Dance classes
Modern dance classes taught by Gisa Cole
will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays
during May and June in the UBC
Armoury. For registration information, call
Faculty and staff golf tournament
All active and retired faculty and staff are
invited to participate in the 28th annual
faculty and staff golf tournament and
dinner on Thursday, May 3. Tournament
played at the University Golf Course.
Green fees are $14, dinner is $14.
Applications and tournament details can
be obtained at the reception desk of the
Faculty Club. Entry deadline is April 23.
Contemporary baskets display
An exhibit of contemporary baskets by
local basketmakers will be in the Main
Library display case, 5th floor, north wing,
from April 3 to May 30.
Woodward displays
Health in the Guatemalan Highlands and
Birds of the Philippines are the subjects of
exhibitions on display in the foyer of the
Woodward Library.
Faculty Club exhibit
Silk screen prints of West coast sea and
mountains by Helen Piddington are on
display from March 5 to 31.
Fine arts symposium
A symposium on the work of sculpter Jerry
Pethick will be held from 10:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 in Room
104 of the Lasserre Building. Admission is
free. The following papers will be read:
The Personal Domain, by Jerry Pethick;
Jerry Pethick and the Sovereignty of the
Imagination, by Scott Watson, curator of
the Vancouver Art Gallery; Jerry Pethick
and Buster Simpson: Comparative
Subversions, by Mathew Kangas, Seattle
art critic. Geoffrey Smedley of UBC's fine
arts department will moderate the
Comedy writing
The Centre for Continuing Education is
offering a three-day course on the craft of
comedy writing for television by Danny
Simon April 6 through 8. Fee is $250. To
register, call 222-5261.
Continuing Ed workshop
The Centre for Continuing Education is
offering a weekend workshop on the
practical applications of self-hypnosis
entitled Adventures in Consciousness. The
workshop takes place April 27 to 29, fee is
$120. The centre is also offering a massage
and movement workshop on Saturday,
April 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fee is
$30. For registration information on these
workshops, please call 222-5261.
Canada Employment Centre
The Canada Employment Centre in Brock
Hall is now accepting registrations for
summer employment. These registrations
will be used to refer students to both on-
campus and off-campus jobs. For more
information, call 228-4011.
{apanese and Cantonese
.anguage Courses
UBC's Language Programs and Services
offers ten-week conversational Japanese and
Cantonese classes beginning the week of
April 2. For further information, please
phone 222-5227.
Canada interpreted
Interpreting Canada, a day long seminar
on Canadian studies, will be held this
Saturday, March 31, in Room 100 of the
Geography Building. There will be four
main speakers: Prof. D.W. Meinig of
Syracuse University, on Canada in its
North American Setting; Prof. Leslie
Armour of Ottawa University, on Canada
and the Idea of Nature; Prof. T.W.
Acheson of the University of New
Brunswick, on Regionalism in the
Canadian Tableau; and Prof. George
Tomkins of UBC, on Origin and
Development of Canadian Studies. Fee for
the symposium, including lunch, is $25.
Pre-registration by noon March 29 in
Geography 217.
Danceworks UBC
Danceworks UBC makes its debut on
Friday, March 30 at 8:30 p.m. at
Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver in
a program entitled Menagerie. Tickets are
$6; $4 for students and seniors. For
information or reservations, call 228-6668.
en francais?
British Columbia Parents for French
wants to know how many UBC faculty
could use French as their language of
The organization states as its purpose:
"To ensure that every Canadian child has
the opportunity for French language
B.C. Parents for French is planning a
conference on post-secondary bilingual
education in May, and is collecting
information regarding bilingual education
at this level.
Interested faculty who are sufficiently
fluent in French to teach in French, can
obtain additional information from Kathy
Turner, spokesperson for BCPF, at
Special garden
lecture April 18
A special lecture sponsored by the
Friends of the UBC Botanical Garden,
takes place on April 18 at 8 p.m. in the
Asian Centre.
Dr. Peter Valder of the University of
Sydney will present the lecture, entitled
"The Extraordinary Flora of Australia."
A selection of Australian potted plants,
cut flowers and herbarium specimens will
be on display after the lecture.
Tickets are $4. For reservations or more
information, call 228-3928.
Spencer biology
lecture tomorrow
The 1984 George J. Spencer memorial
lecture in biology takes place tomorrow
(March 29) at 8 p.m.
Dr. K.G. Davey, a professor of biology at
York University, will speak on the topic
"Sex Among the Arthropods". The lecture
takes place in Room 2000 of the Biological
Sciences Building.


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