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Photo by Larry Scherban
UBC's 1990 Arts '20 Relay attracted 198 teams of runners who covered a 10.6 kilometre course through the
streets of Vancouver retracing the steps ofthe Great Trek. Top honors went to the Tri-Club.
Take lead in racism fight,
universities are urged
UBC and other universities should
take a leadership role in fighting racism in Canada, said Kogila Adam-
Moodley. the chair of a newly established campus committee on race relations.
Adam-Moodley, director of the
Multicultural Liaison Office, heads the
committee of faculty, staff and students created to look into the problem
of racism on campus and advise President David Strangway on policy responses.
Strangway initiated the committee
after racist and homophobic remarks
appeared in an engineering student
newsletter earlier this year. Since then,
campus radio station CiTR has been
- More than 4,300 visitors
toured campus from May
through August as part of an
\ expanded program. Page 3
t DISORDERS: A new light
i. system is being tested for
: the treatment of SAD. Page 6
GOLD MEDALS: David Dolphin and William Unruh have
been awarded gold medals
by the Science Council of
B.C. Page 8
involved in a controversy over the
broadcast of song lyrics.
"Recent incidents on campus have
alerted us to the need to have some
kind of policy or guidelines about what
is appropriate and what is not," said
"Racism at UBC can be expected
to be less than it is elsewhere in society. We expect better behavior because
we are a special community united in
sharing a common pursuit of knowledge. We are supposed to be rational
people, so it is all the more disturbing
when racist outbreaks become evident," she said.
"If we can't develop sensitive,
sound interpersonal relationships with
one another, or fair working procedures, it bodes ill for the wider society."
The committee will invite students,
faculty and staff to share their views
on existing conditions that create or
hinder the development of a fair and
equitable climate on campus.
"At our first meeting we reached a
consensus that we ought to consult very
broadly on campus," said Adam-Moodley.
The committee will look for ways
to foster awareness among students,
faculty and staff about conditions that
contribute to systemic and overt racial
discrimination in the university community.
They will make recommendations
on potential educational programs that
will make all members of the university community aware of the history of
Canada as a multicultural society and
the processes by
which discrimination functions.
The committee will also recommend university policies
and procedures
to address racial
"We have
recognized the need to look at what
other institutions have done," said
Adam-Moodley. "A number of Canadian universities have already developed policies. One such attempt is the
University of Alberta's Commission
for Equality and Respect on Campus,
the spirit of which we would like to see
emerge from our deliberations.
"We will also use existing research
in the field of race relations to orient
our practices," she said.
She said the committee's decision
to concentrate on race relations in no
way reflects a view that other forms of
discrimination are of secondary importance. The committee's underlying
tenet is that all members ofthe university community have the right to freedom from discrimination, regardless
of race, gender or sexual orientation,
Adam-Moodley said.
Committee members were chosen
to represent a broad cross-section of
the campus; some have special expertise in the area of race relations.
Invited to join the committee were:
See RACISM on Page 2
Women showing
renewed interest
in engineering
Diane Churchill was one of the millions of Canadians who
recoiled with horror at the murders of 14 female engineering
students at the University of Montreal last year.
She also had a second, unexpected reaction. She decided
that engineering would make a good career.
"It happened at a time I was thinking about a career change,"
said the 35-year-old former nurse. "It didn't deter me at all. In
fact, it almost had the opposite effect."
Churchill wasn't alone. The tragic "I enjoy the outdoors, but often I've
events of last December seem to have       used my knowledge in projects that
sparked a renewed interest in the pro-        have taken something away from na-
fession among women.
In Churchill's graduate-level program, environmental engineering, six
of this year's 13 new students are female.
"We usually have one or two
women enter the program each year,
but we've never seen these numbers
before," said Donald Mavinic, a Civil
Engineering professor and Environmental Group head.
"Another striking thing is the diversity of backgrounds they are bringing to the program: chemistry, biochemistry, molecular genetics, microbiology," he said.
William Oldham, head of Civil
Engineering, said this diversity has the
added bonus of bringing more women
into the faculty. The trend will alter
perspectives within the profession — a
change Oldham feels is crucial to engineering.
"It's very gratifying to see. People
who come to us from other disciplines
bring a new dimension to what we
Noting that there is now more interest in high school science courses
among young women, Oldham said:
"I expect to see the trend increasing.
There's no way of reversing it now.
The whole image of engineering is
changing and I think the change is essential."
Mavinic said another two or three
women have been accepted to begin
studies in January and three more have
Ijeen accepted for September, 1991.
Female enrolment is up in the undergraduate engineering programs as
well. Women now account for 15 per
cent of first-year students, compared
with about eight per cent in third and
fourth years.
Enrolment is also up at the University of Montreal's l'Ecole Polytech-
nique where, despite the tragic slay-
ings, 23 per cent of those applying to
engineering this year were female.
Environmental engineering at UBC
may be attractive to women because it
is one of the "soft" science programs
offered in the faculty, Mavinic said.
Said Churchill: "I'm a nurturing
person. I feel that I'm accountable for
what I do and how it affects people. I
think I can apply those things to environmental engineering."
Another female environmental engineering student at UBC, Leslie
Gomm, said women can bring a more
compassionate nature and broader
range of thinking to environmental
engineering, which deals with problems of water quality, waste water treatment and toxic hazard management.
After graduating as an engineer
from Queen's University in 1985,
Gomm worked in the petroleum and
pulp and paper industries.
ture. I want to put something back,"
she said.
Gomm, 27, believes the Montreal
killings turned the public spotlight on
women in engineering and provoked a
great deal of discussion within the profession.
"I wonder if it didn't infuriate
enough women who said, 'I'm not
going to let this scare me away,'" she
Nothing has stopped Gomm from
achieving her life-long goal of becoming an engineer.
"I come from an engineering family. My dad is an engineer, so is my
brother. But in high school, the counsellors told me to go into physiotherapy," she said. "I didn't listen."
One of 15 women in her undergraduate chemical engineering class of
63 students, Gomm said she was treated
fairly by classmates and instructors,
although she was "disgusted" by some
of the antics of some engineering students.
Gomm's experiences in the male-
dominated workplace have also been
positive, despite occasional examples
See TREATMENT son Page 2
$2 million
UBC's Faculty of Forestry has been
awarded $2 million over the next five
years toward the establishment of an
Industrial Research Chair in Forest
Products Biotechnology.
A major goal of the program is to
improve the quality of pulp and paper
by using enzymes and microorganisms
to facilitate the pulping process. The
value of pulp and paper products would
be enhanced while combatting environmental problems associated with
current pulping processes. The chair
will also address opportunities in the
solid wood sector.
"Wood is normally preserved by
putting chemicals into it," explained
John Saddler, senior appointment to
the chair. "We want to complement
the mechanical processing of wood
with more benign biological systems."
Fungi that eat off of other fungi is
one system that Saddler and his colleague, Colette Breuil, will be investigating. They will also explore the possible use of materials produced by fungi
which are toxic only to other fungi. In
See IMPROVING on Page 2 UBC REPORTS October 18.1990
Campaign volunteers carry
message to faculty, staff
More than 120 UBC faculty and
staff volunteers are carrying United
Way's message of help and hope
throughout the campus community this
They are part of a record 2,250
campaign volunteers trained by the
United Way ofthe Lower Mainland so
far this year.
The efforts of UBC's volunteers are
showing in the $119,000 raised to date.
The goal of the 1990 campus campaign has been set at $240,000.
"I'm confident we will reach our
goal," said Dean Jim Richards, chair
of the campus campaign. "Its achievement will reflect the dedicated work of
volunteers throughout the university
to personalize the campaign, to answer
questions, and to make sure that everyone is aware ofthe benefits and importance of United Way giving to our
Angela Henderson, an assistant
professor of Nursing at UBC, is a first-
time volunteer for the campus campaign. Her long standing involvement
with a North Shore transition house
has given her a greater understanding
of the importance of agencies like the
United Way, and the work they do.
"As a volunteer counsellor with
women and children in crisis, I am
It Brings Out The Best
In AU Of Us.
UBC - United Way
"It's Yours"
well aware of the real value each contribution makes to people's lives. I
have seen the difference first hand,"
Henderson said.
She added that by the time women
Oct. 19
UBC's Plant Operations department
will be presenting an Oktoberfest Oct.
19 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in
support of the campus United Way
Refreshments and live entertainment, including authentic German
music performed by members of the
various trades in Plant Operations, can
be enjoyed for a minimum donation to
the United Way.
at the transition house are ready to
leave, they express interest in becoming volunteers at the facility themselves.
Gayle Smith has been a UBC staff
volunteer since 1987. Her efforts for
the campus campaign have increased
every year since.
"I saw other volunteers working
long, hard hours," Smith said. "I appreciated their commitment and resolved to do my share."
As a volunteer, Smith feels that
providing information about the many
and varied services provided by United
Way funded agencies is important in
encouraging people's support.
Volunteer training for the UBC
United Way campaign takes place at
on-site workshops. Anyone interested
in more information can call 228-3105.
Improving quality expensive
Continued from Page 1
addition, Saddler and Breuil plan to
work with parasitic fungi known to eat
decay and stain-causing microorganisms as another biological system.
The use of biological catalysts and
chemicals has been shown to work but
the technology is slower and more
expensive than the traditional methods
currently in use, Saddler added. Both
he and Breuil hope their research will
lead to ways of making processes such
as bleaching of paper using non-toxic
sources more economical and efficient.
"We now have the opportunity to
work on the structural integrity and
modification of wood products using
the many tools available through biotechnology" said Saddler. "This should
allow us to develop higher value products from lumber and pulp using more
environmentally benign processes and
Saddler and Breuil agree that although longer lasting wood products
are more attractive to consumers and
are competitive in the marketplace,
improving the quality of the pulp and
Continued from Page 1
Forestry Dean Clark Binkley, Winnie
Cheung, director of International
House, Sociology Professor Gillian
Creese, students Jennie Jack and
Wendy King, Education Professor John
Kehoe, Science Dean Barry McBride,
Applied Science Professor Sidney
Mindess, Mary Riseborough, director
of Student Housing and Conferences,
Law Professor Lynn Smith, Registrar
Richard Spencer, K.D. Srivastava,
Vice-President, Student and Academic
Services, Anne Stanton of Plant Operations, Education Professor Charles
Ungerleider and Catherine Vertesi of
Commerce and Business Administration.
the efficiency of the pulping process,
or the use of more specific wood preservatives, is still an expensive enterprise.
"The cost is high so nobody is willing to do it, even though there are
recorded losses of over $50 million
each year in Canada as a result of stain
or decay of wood products," Saddler
"We hope to use tools, such as immunology which are currently used in
the health care area to detect blood disorders or infections such as AIDS, to
also diagnose changes in pulp or the
efficacy of alternative wood preservatives. Our primary role is knowledge
and we can use that knowledge to get
the cost of biology based processes
and the efficiency of traditional processes down."
Another major component of the
five-year program will be to examine
the microbiology of the cultures used
to treat pulp effluents.
Although progress has been made
in the design and manufacture of reactors for treating pulp effluents, there is
a lack of knowledge about what happens in them, Saddler said.
"These reactors contain an ill-defined soup of different microorganisms.
We need to look at what's in the soup
and soup it up by determining which
ofthe ingredients really do the job," he
Saddler and Breuil will focus on
the treatment of bleach plant sewage
which has been a prime concern to
both environmentalists and industry.
Although the research is based in
the Faculty of Forestry, Saddler and
Breuil will be adopting an interdisciplinary approach and plan to recruit
staff and students with training in areas such as microbiology, immunology, chemical engineering and chemistry.
The chair also has a training component whereby a group of post-doc
torate and graduate students will be
involved in the program so that the
technology they learn can eventually
be transferred to the Canadian forest
Saddler was an advisor to the Science Directorate of Forestry Canada
before his UBC appointment. Breuil
was the Group Leader for the Biotechnology Department of Forintek Canada from 1987 until assuming her position with the university. Both scientists were appointed to the Industrial
Chair of Forest Products Biotechnology Sept. 1.
The chair is endowed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Council and several industrial sponsors including MacMillan Bloedel,
Weyerhaeuser Canada, Novo Nordisk,
Forintek Canada and the Pulp and
Paper Research Institute of Canada.
UBC has also contributed to the chair
as part of its fundraising campaign.
Treatment fair,
engineer says
Continued from Page 1
of sexism.
She has received letters addressed
to "Mr. Leslie Gomm" and been asked
at meetings if she was there to take
minutes. But on the whole, she feels
she's been treated equitably, noting she
was chosen over eight men for a prestigious job on a Norwegian oil rig project.
Churchill said she is extremely
pleased with the warm and enthusiastic welcome she has received in engineering, but admits she is "a little
scared" about the attitudes she may
find in the workplace after graduation.
"After working for years as a subordinate to physicians, who are generally men, I'm interested in working
with men as colleagues, in an equal
relationship," she said.
Earthquake advice
featured during
Health and Safety Week
Would you know what to do if an earthquake struck campus?
Were you aware that how you sit at your desk can make you ill?
The answers to these and many other questions will be
addressed by a series of noon-hour speakers during UBC's
Health and Safety Week, Nov. 5 to 8.
The week is an annual event organized by the University
Health and Safety Committee and Occupational Health and
Earthquake preparedness will be discussed by Peter Byrne, a
professor in Civil Engineering, and Mel Blaney, Director of
Emergency Programs for the city of Vancouver. They speak on
Monday, Nov. 5 in SUB Room 205.
David Bell, of Occupational Health and Safety, speaks on
office ergonomics, the study of efficiency of people in their
work environment, in SUB Room 209 on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Constable Bernie Smandych of the University Endowment
Lands RCMP discusses personal safety on campus on Wednesday, Nov. 7 in SUB Room 212.
Barb Lepsoe and Robert Asher of the Bicycling Association
of B.C. speak on bicycle safety on Thursday, Nov. 8 in SUB
Room 212.
All lectures are from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Also planned is the Safety Show, featuring displays by Student Health Services, the fire department, campus unions and
others in the SUB concourse, Nov. 5 and 6.
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5706 University Blvd., Vancouver, B.C. ph 222-1688 UBC REPORTS October 18.1990
Guide Lisa Murray (standing far right) answers questions about UBC from a group of Vancouver students.
Summer tours popular
way to explore campus
Second World War veterans, inquisitive toddlers, foreign visitors,
conference delegates: They are some
of the more than 4,300 curious people
who explored UBC during the
university's Summer Campus Tour
The May-through-August service
was expanded this year, as part of the
Discover Summer celebrations,
through additional funding from the
UBC 75th Anniversary Committee.
Four guides led informative walking tours of the campus, seven days a
week. The additional guides enabled
the program to provide specialized
tours for children, seniors, the disabled
and other groups.
"Probably the most popular feature
of the tours is the human face they put
on UBC," said summer tour program
coordinator Alexa Bold, a second-year
Law student at UBC.
Seven versions of the tour were
offered during the summer, from the
two-hour, full campus route, to the VIP
tours, which normally concentrate on
teaching and research facilities. Also
offered were English as a Second Language tours, they were geared toward
foreign student groups. The ESL tours
focused on visual attractions and were
designed to encourage participants to
develop their language skills by asking
questions about the campus.
Specialized tours for the disabled
were adapted to the needs and interests
of the people involved. Sometimes the
tours followed an abbreviated route, or
the guides would ride along in the
group's vehicle.
The tour program joined forces with
the Alma Mater Society this year to
operate a Summer Tours and Information outlet on the main concourse of
the Student Union Building.
An AMS information officer and
the tour guides staffed a desk and answered questions about campus facilities and services. They also informed
visitors about concerts, exhibits and
other Discover Summer activities.
At the start of each tour, the guides
gave participants literature about publicly accessible attractions on campus.
"People love to ask questions about
the history of the campus," explained
Bold. "Many participants are amazed
at the range of UBC facilities and programs open to the public — and kids
love the dinosaur skeleton in the Geological Museum."
The tour program has rapidly grown
in popularity every year since its inception in 1985. The 1990 summer
program operated close to capacity
levels, giving a total of 778 tours from
May 1 through Aug. 31.
The number of tour participants this
year, 4,332, represents an increase of
19% over last year's total and 256%
over 1985.
Fifty-nine per cent of those taking
tours described themselves as "visitors
to campus" — members of the community, as opposed to faculty, staff,
students or conference delegates. This
reflects the university's emphasis on
promoting awareness ofthe campus as
a public resource for all residents of
UBC's Mission Statement stresses
the importance of public understanding
and support of the university. The
campus tour program has proved to be
a popular vehicle for introducing members of the community to publicly accessible programs, facilities and services on campus.
The Summer Tour Program was
publicized in several ways this year:
Posters and flyers were distributed to
community centres and schools throughout the Lower Mainland, to school board
offices and Tourism BC, Travel hv
focentres across the province, and to
many campus locations. Public service
announcements were also sent to all
Lower Mainland media outlets.
This year, the summer tour program
worked with the Theatre Department to
promote its children's outdoor theatre
program. Performances outside SUB
were scheduled at noon to coincide with
the conclusion of morning tours.
The summer tour program also cross-
promoted other university facilities offering tours at such attractions as
TRIUMF, the Dairy Barn, the Main
Library, the Museum of Anthropology
and the Botanical Garden.
The summer tours also help to publicize special events, such as this year's
very successful UBC SUPER Sale,
which drew about 5,000 people to campus for a one-day recycling fair.
The 1991 summer tour program
starts up again on May 1 and is expected to build on this year's success.
Sunday, Sept. 30 may have
marked the university's official 75th birthday, but there
are still many anniversary projects yet to come in 1990.
Religious Tolerance and Intolerance in a Multicultural
Society is the title of a symposium in the Buchanan Penthouse from Wednesday, Oct.
24 to Friday, Oct. 26. The Department of Religious Studies
is the sponsor.
The symposium will examine the issue of religious tolerance.  How do
religious groups r _ -_
treat those outside the group
and       vice-
versa? History shows *->#
that the an- /((
swers  range
from    indifference to outright
rejection    and
Admission  is
free and members    of   the
public are wel-   [
come.   The symposium
will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
all three days.
In addition to helping mark
the university's 75th anniversary, the symposium is held in
memory of N. Keith Clifford, a
professor in the Department
of Religious Studies for 20
A lecture series from the
Centre for Continuing Education examines politics, the
arts, science and society
during the last 75 years.
On Wednesday, Oct. 31,
David Vogt, curator of the
Department of Geophysics
and Astronomy, looks at Albert Einstein's theories of the
universe in 1915 and how
those theories have evolved
since then.
Vogt explains why
Einstein's theories are interesting and important today. The
presentation is geared for a
general audience.
The talks begin at noon on
successive Wednesdays in
the Robson Square Conference Centre, 800 Robson St.
The last lecture is on Nov. 14.
Admission is free and no preregistration is required.
"It's Yours" is the popular
interpretation of UBC's Tuum
Est motto, but another is "It's
Up To You." The latter reading serves as the title for a
75th anniversary book on
women at UBC in the early
years. The book details the
experiences of women dur
ing the university's formative
years and the struggles to expand the scope and nature
of various programs to make
them more relevant for
The book was written by
Lee Stewart and published by
UBC Press and the Academic
Women's Association.
First Nations writers are the
focus of a special 75th anniversary double issue of the
prestigious journal Canadian
Literature, published by UBC.
j—^~^ and ar-
^--C_J tides by contemporary Native writers are featured in the issue,
along with related
pieces by various
Editor   and   UBC
English Professor William New says the
collection recognizes
the importance of Na'-
tive literature in Can-
-* — ~i ada.
"Most people aren't
aware of the wealth and
range of Native writing available — from the nineteenth
century tale-tellers to the novelists and dramatists of the
present day," explained
A condensed version of
the journal has been published in book form, with proceeds going to the First Nations House of Learning. The
journal is available at the UBC
Bookstore and the Canadian
Literature office in Ponderosa
Annex B, while the book is
available from the Bookstore
and UBC Press.
The Department of Creative Writing celebrates both
UBC's 75th anniversary and
its own 25th with the publication of Words We Call Home:
Celebrating Creative Writing
at UBC.
The anthology features
works by former students in
the department. A book
launch, including readings, is
set for Saturday, Oct. 27 in
the Granville Island Room,
1502 Duranleau St., Granville
Island, starting at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10 ($9 for students) and available from
the UBC Bookstore. For more
information call 681-8400.
These are just some of the
75th anniversary projects still
to come in 1990.
There will be information on
other projects in future columns. UBC REPORTS October 18.1990
October 21 -
November 3
Cancer Research Seminar
Monday Noon-Hour Series: Photosensitizer Delivery And Distribution In
Tumor Tissues. Dr.
Mladen Korbelik, Cancer
Imaging Unit.   B.C.C.R.C
Lecture Theatre, 601 W. 10th from 12-
1pm. Call 877-6010.
Biochemistry Seminar
Retinal Regeneration In Vivo Induced By
Growth Factor. Dean M.J. Hollenberg,
Medicine, UBC. IRC 4 at 3:45pm. Call
Pediatrics Research
Seminar Series
Dilatable Pulmonary Artery Band Prostheses; Physical Properties, Fatigue Testing, Ultimate Failure Mode, Factors Of
Safety, Human Clinical Trials. Dr. Dennis
Vince, Cardiology, Pediatrics, UBC. University Hospital D-308, Shaughnessy Site
at 12 noon. Call 875-2492.
United Church Campus
Ministry Lecture
Free Speech In A Pluralistic Society: What
Is Hate Literature? Dr. Bryan Teixeira,
Langara. Sub 205 at 12:30pm. Call 224-
Optics Seminar
Optics Technologies. Representatives
From The National Optics Institute, Que.
Recent developments in optics technology. Reservations required. Grad Student Ctr. Ballroom from 9am-5pm. Call
Astronomy Seminar
Doppler Imaging Of Spotted Stars. Dr.
Artie Hatzes, Astronomy, U. of Texas,
Austin, TX. Coffee available from 3:30pm.
Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Call
H. Richer 228-4134/2267.
Psychology Colloquium
Reasoning By Model. Dr. Phillip Johnson-
Laird, Princeton. Kenny 2510 at 4pm.
Call 228-2755.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Projected Methods For Differential-Algebraic Problems. Dr. Uri Ascher, Computer Science, UBC. Math 229 at 3:45pm.
Call 228-4584.
UBC Mixed Chamber Ensembles
Free admission. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. Call 228-3113.
OCT. 23 "I
Psychiatry Lecture
The Psychotherapy Of Divorce. Dr. Judith Gold, Psychiatry, Dalhousie U.
Detwiller Pavilion 2NAB from 8:30-9:30am.
Call 228-7325.
UBC Reports is the faculty and
staff newspaper of the University
of British Columbia. It is published every second Thursday by
the UBC Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1W5.
Telephone 228-3131.
Advertising inquiries: 228-4775.
Director: Margaret Nevin
Manager: Steve Crombie
Contributors: Connie Filktti,
Paula Martin and Gavin Wilson.
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For events in the period Nov. 4 to Nov. 17 notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar forms no later
than noon on Wednesday, Oct. 24 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Room 207, Old Administration
Building. For more information call 228-3131. The next edition of UBC Reports wil be published Nov. I. Notices exceeding 35
words may be edited.
Neuroscience Discussion Group
How To Get Rats Lost In The Morris Water Maze: LTP, Hiprxicampus and Valium!
Dr. Ron Skelton, Psychology, U. Vic.
Acute Care Unit G-279 at 4pm. Call 228-
History Lecture
The First World War: Rescuing And Interpreting Evidence Of Personal Experience. Peter Liddle, Keeper
of the Liddle Collection,
Edward Boyle Library,
Main Library, N. Wing 835 at
Leeds U.
Call 228-5166.
Botany Seminar
Evolution Of Dioecy In Hawaiian Schie-
dea (Caryophyllaceae). Dr. Stephen G.
Weiler, Ecology/Evolutionary Biology, U.
of California, Irvine. Biosciences 2000 at
12:30pm. Call 228-2133.
Oceanography Seminar
Residence Time Of Deep Water In The
Black Sea. Jim Murray, U. Washington,
School of Oceanography. Biosciences
1465 at 3:30pm. Call 228-2317.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Molecular Genetics Of Leishmania. Dr.
W. Rob McMaster, Medical Genetics,
UBC. Coffee available at 8:15am. Hennings (Physics) 202 at 8:30am. Call 228-
Dow Lecture.
Ultramicroelectrodes. Dr. Mark Wightman,
Chemistry, U. of N. Carolina. Refreshments served from 12:40pm. Chemistry
B-250at1pm. Call 228-3266.
Robert Bateman Autographing
Robert Bateman will be
signing copies of "Robert
Bateman: An Artist in Nature" ($60 each). Bookstore from 12 - 1:30pm.
Call 228-4741.
Lectures Committee
Lecture With Slides. Hephaestus the
Olympian. Prof. John Grant, Chairman,
Classics, U. of Toronto. Lasserre 102 at
12:30pm. Call 228-2889.
Religious Studies Lecture
Religious Tolerance, Intolerance and Idolatry. Edward T. Scott, Murrin visiting Prof./
former Moderator World Council of
Churches. Buchanan A-104 at 12:30pm.
Call 222-2515.
Germanic Studies Lecture
Die DDR-Prose Der80er Jahre. Dr. Klaus
Hammer, Humboldt U., Berlin. Buchanan
Penthouse at 12:30pm. Call 228-6403.
Seminar Series
The Biochemical And Molecular Pathology Of Genetic Disorders Of Cholesteral
Esterification. Dr. Haydn Pritchard, Pathology, Shaughnessy. IRC Lee. Theatre
3 at 3:30pm. Call 228-4224.
Discussion Group
Stimulated Release of Dopamine In The
Caudate Nucleus And Nucleus Accum-
bens. Dr. Mark Wightman, Chemistry, U.
of N. Carolina, Chapel Hill. Kenny Psych
Lounge 2510 at 9am. Call 228-2330.
Departmental Seminar
Statistical Inference Theory For Measures
Of Complexity In Chaos Theory And Nonlinear Science. William A. Brock, Economics, U. of Wisconsin, Madison. Host
is Prof. James Nason. Brock Hall 351
from 4-5:30pm. Call 228-2876.
Wednesday Noon-Hour
Concert Series
Miranda Wong, piano. Admission $2.
Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 228-
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Asian Research Centre
China/Korea Seminar
|'W( Rural Nightmare In Mo
Yan's1980's Fiction. Prof.
Michael Duke, Asian Studies, UBC. Paper available
prior to seminar from Asian
Studies. Asian Centre 604
at 3:30pm. Call 228-3881.
Planning Lecture Series
Guest Lecture. A Reporter's View Of Civic
Politics. Jamie Lamb, columnist, The
Vancouver Sun. Lasserre 105 at 12:30pm.
Call 228-3276.
Religious Studies Public Lecture
The UN Declaration on the Elimination of
All Forms of Intolerance Based on Religion or Belief: Its Potential for a Multicultural Society. Professor David Morrison, Religious Studies, University of P.E.I. Buchanan A-202 at 12:30pm. Call 228-2515.
History Lecture
Rediscovering America: John Locke And
Dispossession Of Indian Peoples. James
Tully, Philosophy/Political Science, McGill
U., Buchanan A-106 at 12:30pm. Call
History Seminar
Pufendorf: The First Modern Political Philosopher. James Tully, Philosophy/Political Science, McGill U., Buchanan Tower
Lounge 1299 at 4pm. Call 228-5166.
1990 Fall Colloquium Series
Modal Attributes. Dick Robinson/Mark
Dickson, Philosophy. Buchanan D-336 at
12:30pm. Call 228-3292.
Dal Grauer Memorial Lectures
Casualty, Chaos, Explanation and Prediction In Economics and Finance. William A. Brock, Economics, U. Wisconsin,
Madison. Host: Prof. Erwin Diewert.
Buchanan A-100 at 12:30pm. Call 228-
Dal Grauer Memorial Lectures
Is The Stock Market Characterized By
Deterministic Chaos? William A. Brock,
Economics, U. Wisconsin, Madison.
Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 228-6709.
Co-op Education
Information Meeting
International Association For The Exchange Of Students For Technical Experience. For students of Engineering/Sci-
ences/related fields interested in working
overseas with IAESTE. Woodward IRC 6
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-6271.
Vancouver Writer's
Festival Reading
Reading From New Novel "Wildlife".
Richard Ford, American Author. Tix available Bookstore/Door. Admission $7; $5
students.     Freddy  Wood   Theatre   at
12:30pm. Call 228-2514 or Writers' Festival.
Forestry Seminar
Implications Of Sustainable Development
In Forest Sector. Prof. Les Reed, Forest
Resources Mgmt., Forestry. Admission
free. MacMillan 166 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 228-2507.
Geological Sciences Visiting
Speakers Seminar
The Pinchi Lake Hg Belt: Upper Levels Of
A Motherload-Type System. Dr. George
Albino, Corona Corporation. G.L.S.C. 330-
Afrom 12:30pm-1:30pm. Call 228-4525.
Pharmacology Seminar
Release Of Noradrenaline By A Tropane
Alkaloid. Dr. Vladimir Palaty, Anatomy,
Fac. Medicine. Friedman (Anatomy) Hall
B from 11:30-12:30pm. Call 228-2575.
UBC Jazz Ensembles
Free admission. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. Call 228-3113.
Butterflies And Business
Cycles: Is Economic Turbulence Like Nature's Turbulence? Prof. William A.
Brock, Economics, U. of
Wisconsin, Madison, Dal
Grauer Memorial Lecture.    IRC #2 at
8:15pm. Call 228-5675.
25th Anniversary of
UBC Creative Writing
Words We Call Home. Various writers. A
Literary reading, book launch, benefit and
party. Tix $10. Proceeds go to the Earle
Birney Scholarship Fund. Granville Island Rm, 1502 Duranleau St. at 8pm. Call
Ver International Writers Festival 681-
Band Festival Program
Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble. David
Branter, director. Free admission. Old
Auditorium at 12:30pm. Call 228-3113.
Band Festival Program
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Martin
Berinbaum,director. Freeadmission. Old
Auditorium at 7:30pm. Call 228-3113.
l-FSiDAY.; OCfJO      I    SUNDAY, OCT. 28  ]
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
The Adolescent Employment Readiness Centre.
Dr. Patience White, M.D.,
Chairman, Rheumatology,
Assoc. Prof. Paed. Medicine, Director Adolescent
EmploymentCtre., Washington, D.C. G.F.
Strong Rehab. Ctre., Auditorium, 26th and
Laurel St. at 9am. Call 875-2118.
Departmental Seminar
A Young Person's Guide To The Economics Profession. Daniel Hamermesh,
Michigan State U. Host: Prof. W. Craig
Riddell. Buchanan Tower 910 at 12:15pm.
Call 228-2876.
Departmental Seminar
jrtnmaaninE The Dynamics Of Labour
1%'^hK       Demand.   Daniel Hamer-
it&^N    mesh, Michigan State U.
3|j|pi^     Host:  Prof. W. Craig Rid-
dell.   Brock Hall 351 from
4-5:30pm. Call 228-2876.
Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Seminar Series
Design Of A Very Large Experiment For
The Assessment Of Effects Of Fishing On
The Great Barrier Reef. Carl Walters,
UBC. Biosciences 2361 at 3:30pm. Call
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Electrochemically Mediated Oxygen
Bleaching Of Pulp With Ferri/Ferrocya-
nide Redox Couple. Y-S. Perng, Grad.
Student. Chem. Eng. 206 at 3:30pm. Call
Physics Colloquium
Is The Stock Market Characterized By Deterministic
Chaos? Wm. A. Brock,
W.F. Vilas Research Professor of Economics, U. of
Wisconsin, Madison.
Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call
UBC Stage Band
Free admission. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. Call 228-3113.
Band Festival Program
High School Honour Band. Martin Berinbaum, director. Free admission. Old
Auditorium at 1:30pm. Call 228-3113.
MONDAY, OCT. 29   \
B.C. Cancer
Foundation Seminar
Exploratory And Speculative Data Analysis Of Secondary Tumor Formation. Dr.
Jim Thompson, Statistics, Rice U., Houston, Texas. B.C.C.R.C. Lecture Theatre,
601 W. 10th from 12-1pm. Call 877-6010.
The Gairdner Found/Biotech
Lab/Biochemistry Seminar
Discussion Groups. Molecular Genetics
Of Cystic Fibrosis. Dr. Lap-Chee Tsui,
Research Inst., Genetics, Hosp. Sick Children, Toronto. IRC #4 at 3:45pm. Call
Pediatrics Research
Seminar Series
Purification Of Rubella Virus Structural
Proteins And Their Use In Immuno-As-
says. Mr. Chris Mauracher, Immunology,
Pediatrics. University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site D-308 at 12 noon. Call 875-
Astronomy Seminar
Population II Field Stars. Dr. Sean Ryan,
U. of Victoria. Coffee available from
3:30pm. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at
4pm. Call 228-4134/2267.
United Church Campus
Ministry Lecture
Caring For Persons With AIDS: Beyond
Compassion. Rev. Neil Gray, Chaplain,
St. Paul's Hosp. Sub 205 at 12:30pm.
Call 224-3722.
MECH 598 Seminar
Some Recent Research In Control And
Automation. Prof. Clarence de Silva,
Mechanical Engineering. CEME 1202
from 3:30-4:30pm. Call 228-6200.
Asian Studies Public
Chu Hsi And Quiet-Sitting: Meditation As
Part Of The Way. Dr. Rodney Taylor,
Religious Studies and Assoc. Dean,
Graduate School, U. of Colorado, Boul- UBC REPORTS October 18.1990
October 21 -
November 3
der. Copies now available in Asian Centre
403. Asian Centre 604 from 3:30-5pm.
Call 228-5728.
History Lecture
The Protestant Enlightenment Of The Eighteenth
Century. Prof. Meindert
Evers, History, U. of
Nimwegen, Netherlands.
Buchanan A-104 at
12:30pm. Call 228-5166.
UBC Chamber Wind Ensembles
Free admission. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. Call 228-3113.
1      Botany Seminar
Structure-Function Relationships Of The
Membrane-Bound Cytochromes Of Oxygenic Photosynthesis. Dr. William A. Cramer, Biosciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call
Lecture In Modern Chemistry
' The Self Assembly Of Molecules On Zeolite Surfaces. Prof. Galen D. Stucky,
Chemistry, U. of California, Santa Barbara. Refreshments served from 12:40pm.
Chemistry B-250 at 1pm. Call 228-3266.
Medical Genetics Seminar
ASHG Meeting Highlights.
Various Speakers. Coffee
available at 8:15am. Hennings (Phys) 202 at
8:30am. Call 228-5311.
Women and Development Study
Group Lecture
Survivors Of Sexual Abuse:
Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Ms. Dara Culbane,
Ph.D Candidate/Sessional
Lecturer, SFU. Geography
223 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 228-5875.
Ecology/Resource Seminars
Fighting Failure: Response Of Female
Willow Ptarmigan To Nest Predation.
Kathy Martin, U. of Toronto, Scarborough.
Biosciences 2449 at 4:30pm. Call 228-
zoology Club Seminar
Dragons: Disproof Of The Nul Hypothesis. Dr. Cas Lindsey. Biosciences 2000
at 12:30pm. Call 228-6973.
Geophysics Seminar
Geothermics In The
Hundred Years Before
1939. Alan M. Jessop,
Inst. Sedimentary/Petroleum Geology, Geological
Survey of Canada. Coffee
available from 3:45pm. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Call T. Ulrych 228-
Geography Colloquium
The Challenge Of Sustainable Development. Dean Pat Marchak/Panel, Arts,
UBC. Geog 100 at 3:30pm. Call 228-
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Elliptic Boundary Value Problems With
Singular Domain Perturbation. Dr. H.
Weinitschke, Inst. Applied Mathematics,
U. Erlangen-Nurnberg, Erlange, W. Germany. Math 229 at 3:45pm. Call 228-
Wednesday Noon-Hour
Concert Series
1990 Eckhardt-Gramatte Music Competition Winner. Jane Leibel, soprano with
Rachel Andrist, piano. Admission $2.
Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 228-
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Forestry Seminar
Australian Rain Forest Trees, Their Eco-
physiology And Implications For Forest
Management. Dr. William Thompson,
Research Assoc. Forest Sciences, UBC.
MacMillan 166 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
Geological Sciences Visiting
Speakers Seminar
A New Look At The Structure Of The
Queen Charlotte/Adjacent Continental
Margin. Henry Lyatsky, Geological Sciences, UBC. G.LS.C. 330-Afrom 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 228-4525.
Philosophy 1990 Fall
Colloquium Series
Life During Life? The Survival Of Persons. Warren Bougeois, Kwantlen College. Buchanan D-336 at 12:30pm. Call
Women Students' Lecture
Procrastination. Ray Edney. Free admission. Brock Hall D-204 from 12:30-
2:20pm. Call 228-2415.
Faculty of Medicine
Distinguished Faculty Lecturer
Acidic Amino Acids - From Pharmacological Curiosities To Excitatory Synaptic
Transmitters. Dr. Hugh McLennan, Physiology. U. Hospital/UBC G-279 at 12 noon.
Call 228-4305.
Pharmacology Seminar
Mechanisims Of Anaesthesia I. Dr. Hos-
sam El-Beheiry, Pharmacology/Therapeutics, Medicine, UBC. Friedman (Anatomy)
LH B from 11:30am-12:30pm. Call 228-
President's Advisory Committee
On Lectures/lnst. of Asian Re-
Asian    Studies
The Stone Of Fiction And
The Fiction Of Stone: Re-
flexivity And Religious
Symbolism In The Hung.-
Lou Menq. Dr. Anthony C.
Yu, Carl Darling Prof.
Humanities/Divinity School/East Languages/Civilizations, U. of Chicago. Asian
Centre 604 from 3:30-5pm. Call 228-
Physics Colloquium
Spider Silk. John Gosline, Zoology, UBC.
Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 228-3853.
TAG Fall 1990 Seminars
The 35 MM Photographic Slide. Don Stevens, Education Media Ctre. Ed. Media
Centre, Scarfe 1310 from 3:45-5pm. Call
The President's Advisory
Committee on Lectures
Chinese Dreams: A Literary Analysis. Dr.
Anthony C. Yu, Humanities/Divinity
School/East Asian Languages/Civilizations, U. of Chicago. Buchanan A-205
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-5728.
Fisheries/Aquatic Science
Seminar Series
Predator-Prey Spatial Relationships In
Dynamic Physical Systems: Examples
From The Northwest Atlantic. George
Rose, Fisheries & Oceans, St. John's.
Biosciences 2361 at 3:30pm. Call 228-
Departmental Seminar
Economics/Dynamic Programming. Peter Streufert, Wisconsin. Host is Prof.
Harry J. Paarsch. Brock Hall 351 from 4-
5:30pm. Call 228-2876.
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Studies Of Particulate Fouling In Compact Heat Exchangers. Dr. Guohong
Zhang, Postdoctoral Research Fellow.
Chem. Eng. 206 at 3:30pm. Call 228-
University Chamber Singers
Two Concerts: Cortland Hultberg, director. Free Admission. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm and again at 8pm. Call 228-
Information Technology In
The Global Economy. Dr.
William J. Raduchel, Chief
Financial Officer, Sun Microsystems, Inc., Mt. View,
CA. IRC #2 at 8:15pm.
Call 228-5675.
Awards And Financial Aid
Rhodes Scholarship (1991) application
forms for Oxford are now available in the
UBC Awards Office. Awards Office, General Services/Administration 101 or call
Executive Programmes
Executive Programmes one/two-day business seminars. Oct. 22-23, Manufacturing Strategies, $875. Nov. 1 -2, Marketing
Management, $550; Industrial Bar Coding, $875. Call 224-8400.
UBC Speakers Bureau
Would your group like to
know more about".... the
First Nations House of
Learning or the History of
Logging (with slides)"?
More than 500 topics to
choose from; most speakers available free
of charge. Call 228-6167, Mon., Wed.,
Fri., 8:30am-noon.
Our Chiefs And Elders
Portraits of BC Native leaders, chiefs, chief counsellors and elders by Kwaguitl
photographer David Neel.
Continues at the Museum
of Anthropology. Call 228-
Asian Centre Art Exhibits
Until Oct. 30: Exhibit of historical Buddhist
icons painted on seasoned wood by
Kojima Tadashi. Asian Centre Auditorium, 11am-5pm daily. Call 228-2746.
Sports Medicine Study
Volunteers, female, age 18-35 needed to
participate in study on Exercise and the
Menstrual Cycle. Allan McGavin Sports
Med. Centre, John Owen Pavilion, UBC.
Call Dr. Connie Lebrun 228-4045 or 980-
Badminton Club For
Thursdays from 8:30-
10:30pm and Fridays from
6:30-8:30pm in Gym A of
the Robert Osborne
Centre. Cost is $15 plus
library card. Call Bernard
228-6209 or 731-9966.
Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education and Recreation
through the John M. Buchanan Fitness
and Research Centre, administers a physical fitness assessment program. Students
$25, others $30. Call 228-4356.
Late afternoon curling starts Oct. 16. New
plus experienced curlers welcome. Thunderbird, Tuesday evenings, 5:15 or
7:15pm. Call Alex Finlayson at 738-7698
or Paul Willing at 228-5468.
English Language
Institute Courses
Evening ESL Courses.
Start Oct. 1 or 2 and run
7 fiidtfifk twice a week for 8 weeks.
- "-™ Choose from Conversation
Skills; Speech: Fluency
and Pronunciation; Writing
and Grammar, and TOEFL Preparation.
Call 222-5208.
Oct. and Nov. Tues. and Thurs. evenings
7-9pm. Professional Development Series
for Practicing Language Teachers. 7
workshops range from Improvisation in
the ESL Classroom to Current Events and
the ESL Class. Call 222-5208.
Centre for Continuing
Education Evening Courses
Faculty of Forestry Lecture: Our Forests:
A Citizen's Course In Current Issues From
the Forest Industry, Labor, Recreation And
Environmental Groups. Fee $39. Wed
evenings, to Nov. 14, from 7:30-9:30pm.
H.R. MacMillan 116. Call 222-5328.
Social Sciences Lecture
An Introduction to Persian Literature. Monir
Taha, U. of Tehran; author and poet.
Tuesdays, Oct. 2-Dec. 4, 8:30-10pm.
Fee:$95, students $45. IRCG65/66. Call
Religious Studies 75th
Anniversary Lectures
Religious Tolerance And Intolerance In
A Multicultural Society. Different Speakers. Oct. 24-26, 9am-5pm. Buchanan
Penthouse. Call 228-2515.
Introductory Language Course
Introductory Persian: Reading, Writing &
Conversation. Tuesdays, Oct 2-Dec 4
from 6:30-8pm. Fee $95, Students $45.
IRC G65/66. Call 222-5238.
Red Tape Lecture
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Mpp**\ I Tape:   Bureaucracy   Un-
Vj->. J Ji! bound,    Barry    Growe,
-'jf^tM I Amherst Coll., Harvard U.
ujffin 1 Fee $48. Thursdays, Oct
imhhihm   4 25  from
B225 Buchanan Building. Call 222-5238.
Memory and Memory
Strategies Study
Volunteers wanted, aged 60-plus, to participate in a memory investigation that
explores memory strategies and their ability to boost memory performance. Call
Karen at 228-2140.
Dermatology Study
For Alopecia Areata—scalp area. Volunteers 18-65, good health, greater than 50%
hair loss for more than 1 year. Able to
attend weekly visits for 1 year. Call Dr.
Shapiro at 463-6111.
Daily Rhythms Study
Volunteers needed to keep a daily journal
(average 5 min. daily) for 4 months, noting
patterns in physical/social experiences.
Call Jessica McFarlane at 228-5121.
Diabetic Clinical Study
Volunteers required. Patients with diabetes who have painful neuropathy affecting
the legs needed for 14-week trial of an investigational new drug. Call Dr. Donald
Studney, Dept. of Medicine, University
Hospital, UBC Site at 228-7142.
Study For Acne Vulgaris
Volunteers aged 14-35 years needed.
Must be able to attend 4 visits over a 12
week period. Honorarium will be paid for
participation. Call Dermatology at 874-
Sleep Disorders Study
Volunteers 18-45 years suffering from
Chronic Insomnia needed for a study on
sleep-promoting medication (hypnotics).
Must be available to sleep overnight at a
lab for five nights. Call Carmen Ramirez
at 228-7927.
Hypertension in
Pregnancy Study
Pregnant women, concerned about their
blood pressure, are invited to participate.
The study compares relaxation training
with standard medical treatment (own physician). Call Dr. Wolfgang Linden at 228-
Post Polio Study
Persons with polio needed for functional
assessment and possible training programs. Elizabeth Dean, Ph.D., School of
Rehabilitation Medicine. Call 228-7392.
Multiple Sclerosis Study
Persons with mild to moderately severe
MS needed for study on exercise responses. Elizabeth Dean, Ph.D., School
of Rehab. Medicine. Call 228-7392.
Back Pain Research
Volunteers needed for magnetic resonance imaging of healthy spines. Call
June, MRI Unit, 8am-4pm, Monday-Thursday at 228-7720.
Surplus Equipment
Recycling Facility
All surplus items. Every Wednesday, 12-
3pm. Task Force Bldg., 2352 Health Sciences Mall. Call 228-2813.
Sexual Harassment Office
Two advisors are available to discuss
questions and concerns on the subject.
They are prepared to help any member of
the UBC community who is being sexually
harassed to find a satisfactory resolution.
Call Margaretha Hoek or Jon Shapiro at
To find an interesting and challenging volunteer job, get in touch with Volunteer
Connections, Student Counselling and
Resources Centre, Brock 200. Call 228-
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Every Tuesday (including holidays) from
12:30-2pm, University Hospital, UBC Site,
Room 311 (through Lab Medicine from
Main Entrance). Call 873-1018 (24-hour
Help Line).
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
Located west of the Education Building.
Freeadmission. Open year round. Families interested in planting, weeding or
watering the garden, call Gary Pennington at 228-6386 or Jo-Anne Naslund at
Botanical Garden
Open every day from 10am-3pm until Mar.
15/91. Freeadmission. Call 228-3928.
Nitobe Garden
Open Monday to Friday, 10am-3pm until
Mar. 15/91. Freeadmission. Call 228-
Advertise in
UBC Reports
Deadline for Nov. 1
issue is 4 p.m. Oct.22
For information,
phone 228-3131
To place an ad,
phone 228-4775 UBC REPORTS October 18.1990
New system studied for treating SAD
UBC's Seasonal Mood Clinic will participate in a multi-centre study of a new artificial
light dosage system for the treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
A light visor which provides artificial
bright light (or light therapy) approximating
early morning natural light while filtering
out ultraviolet rays, will undergo clinical trials
beginning Nov. 1.
Psychiatrist Dr. Raymond Lam, Director
ofthe Seasonal Mood Clinic, described SAD
as a mood disorder characterized by recurrent winter depressive episodes and summer
remissions. Researchers believe that SAD
may be triggered by a person's inability to
resynchronize their biological clock after it's
been disrupted by changes in the season.
Since being identified by researchers at
Wash., D.C.'s National Institute of Mental
Health in 1981 as a depressive syndrome,
SAD has been responsive to daily treatment
with light therapy. Until now. most studies
have involved the use of light boxes to induce
the necessary antidepressant effect in patients.
"We have achieved excellent results with
light therapy in our clinic." said Dr. Lam.
"However, light boxes are cumbersome and
expensive. It is also difficult to measure exactly how much light patients are receiving
because they are required to sit still in front of
the device for a minimum of two hours a day.
People fidget, which may impinge on the effectiveness of the system on their treatment."
The battery-operated visor is approximately
half the cost of the light box, weighs eight
ounces and is headmounted above eye level
allowing the user complete mobility during
It also only requires 30 minutes of use on
average per day. The visor was developed by
an American firm specializing in the research
and development of light therapy systems.
Although Dr. Lam estimates that about 70
per cent of the population experiences some
seasonal mood changes, SAD sufferers exhibit
extreme symptoms of winter depression. They
are chronically fatigued, sleep more, lack interest in their usual activities, crave carbohydrates, gain weight and feel alienated.
"About five per cent of a northern population like Canada experiences SAD," said Dr.
"The sustained duration of the symptoms
and their negative effect on a person's ability
to function differentiates SAD from the winter
doldrums which the majority of people develop as the days grow shorter."
The Seasonal Mood Clinic, located at the
UBC site of University Hospital, is the first of
its kind in Canada and now in its third year of
Anyone interested in more information
about the clinic, or about participating in
November's light therapy studies using the
light visor, call 228-7325.
An economical and portable battery operated light visor may offer new help to
people plagued by winter depression.
The following table was incomplete
in the UBC Budget 1990/91 published
in September.
1990/91 BUDGET
& Budget
INCOME (thousands)
Provincial Grants
Credit Course Fees
Non-credit Course Fees
Miscellaneous Fees
Interest Income
Other Income
Total Income
Library Acquisitions
Student Aid
Other non-salary
Cost Recoveries
Est. Underspending
Total Expenditures
Excess of expenditures over
Less: Pre-committments ags
Recurring excess of expend
linst 1991/92 Access Funds
tures over income -1991/92
Scholars to
study religious
Scholars from around the globe will
examine the roots of religious tolerance and intolerance during a symposium sponsored by the Department of
Religious Studies, Oct. 24-26 at UBC.
"We are bringing people with expertise together in order to look at a
very serious issue, not only in Canada,
but increasingly, around the world,"
said symposium organizer Hanna Kassis, who teaches Islamic Studies in the
Religious Studies Department.
Kassis pointed to the debate over
whether Sikhs, for example, are allowed to bring kirpans, or ceremonial
knives, into courtrooms.
"People are dealing with specific
events, but not looking in depth at the
factors that make people stand apart
from one another," he said.
Scholars will examine the different
ways in which religious groups have
been treated in society, ranging from
indifference to persecution.
The symposium, Religious Tolerance and Intolerance in a Multicultural
Society, will be held at the Buchanan
Penthouse and the public is invited.
Committee on
learning disabilities
is established
The President's Office has established an Ad Hoc Committee on Specific Learning Disabilities.
"We want to identify ways in which
the university can assist faculties in
responding effectively to the needs of
students with specific learning disabilities," said committee chair Daniel
Birch, Vice-President, Academic.
The committee is exploring several
avenues to make it easier for UBC
students who have learning disabilities
to get help, and easier for faculty who
are asked for assistance to give it.
"One of our major concerns is that
a faculty office, faced with a claim
about a particular learning disability,
may have no idea about how to find
out if it is a legitimate claim and no
idea about what kind of accommodations may be made for the student,"
Birch said.
The committee will eventually
make recommendations to the university and Birch said he would welcome
any comments and suggestions from
the campus community on the issue. UBC REPORTS October 18,1990       7
Dixon named president of international group
Glen Dixon, Associate Professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts in Education and Director of the Child Study Centre,
has been elected President of the Association
for Childhood Education International (ACEI).
The association is the oldest professional
association in the field of early childhood and
elementary education. Based in Washington,
D.C, it has 18,000 members throughout the
Dixon has served in many roles with the
ACEI, sponsoring the 1984 international conference held at UBC and holding the position
of vice-president for the past four years.
The first Canadian-bom president of ACEI,
Dixon will preside over the association's 100th
anniversary celebrations in 1992.
Luciana Duranti, a professor in the School
of Library, Archival and Information Studies,
has received the W. Kaye Lamb Prize for 1989.
The prize is awarded annually to the author
of an article appearing in Archivaria, the journal
ofthe Association of Canadian Archivists, which
advances archival thinking and scholarship in
Duranti, who teaches archival studies, concentrates her research in the area of records management and diplomatics.
Dr. George Beagrie, Dean Emeritus of UBC's
Faculty of Dentistry, has been made an honorary
member of the American Dental Association
The honor is conferred by the ADA on individuals who have made outstanding contributions
to the advancement of the art and science of dentistry.
During his early career in Scotland, Dr. Beagrie developed new methods of pre-clinical teaching related to peridontology and restorative dentistry. Dr. Beagrie recently introduced a new approach using computer simulated teaching techniques and performance logic — a method now
used worldwide.
His research interests
include the reaction of oral
tissues to clinical procedures and clinical research
in management of periodontal diseases.
Dr. Beagrie served as
UBC's Dean of Dentistry
between 1978 and 1988. He	
was  made  an  honorary Beagrie
member of the ADA during an awards luncheon held in Boston, Oct.
Patrick Dennis, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and a Fellow in the Evolutionary Biology program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, has been honored
by the Alexander von Humboldt-Siftung Foundation ofthe Federal Republic of Germany.
Dennis is the recipient of the 1990 Alexander
von Humboldt Research Award which fosters
scientific cooperation between Canada and
the Federal Republic of Germany.
The award allows Professor Dennis to
carry out collaborative research in molecular
and genomic evolution with colleagues at the
Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in
Munich, over a six month period.
Keith Brimacombe, Metals and Materials Engineering, was awarded the Meritorious Achievement Award by the Association
of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists
of B.C. at its annual meeting in Kamloops.
The award is presented to association
members for outstanding achievements in professional or technical fields.
Brimacombe, director of UBC's Centre
for Metallurgical Process Engineering, has
distinguished himself as an educator and as a
facilitator in technology transfer. His research
has led to patents and process improvements
which are being implemented world-wide.
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Date: Friday, November 16,1990
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Place: Room 102, 5780 Toronto Rd., UBC
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words. Others are charged $7. Monday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. is the deadline
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New traffic lights sought
to help colorblind drivers
Green means "go" for most drivers
at traffic signals, unless they are colorblind.
"Colorblind drivers themselves find
that they have a lot of problems and
tend to be anxious while driving," says
UBC Psychology Professor Ron
Lakowski, a world expert on color vision.
Lakowski is studying the problems
facing those who are colorblind in an
attempt to design traffic signals that
will be easier for them to see.
People who are colorblind, or color
deficient, suffer from an absence of or
defect in the perception of colors,
mostly red, green and blue — and they
tend to confuse the colors.
It is a problem that some people are
born with, and which develops in others as a result of disease or aging, says
Lakowski, adding that he was bom
with a minor congenital impairment.
"From my own experience, I know
that if I come to a traffic signal and it's
a good day, no problem," he says.
"But, for example, if the sun is shining
brightly on the lights, I can't tell
whether 1 should go or not. I have to
look at what other people are doing in
the intersection."
Statistics show that up to nine per
cent of men are born colorblind and an
additional 15 per cent of men and
women acquire it through disease or
Photo by Media Services
Psychology Professor Ron Lakoswki with some ofthe equipment he uses
in studying the problems that face drivers who are colorblind.
Visual Laboratories for vision testing.
"They'll certainly get a better sense
Many people who acquire color
vision losses as they age aren't even
aware of it, Lakowski adds.
Volunteers are needed to participate in his study, including people between the ages of 30 and 70 who have
no color vision problems.
The study also requires people who
know they have color vision deficiencies.
They will be asked to spend two
hours at the Psychology Department's
of what their vision difficulties are,"
says Lakowski. who is collaborating
with UBC's Civil Engineering and
Ophthalmology departments in the
research project, which was commissioned and funded by the provincial
Ministry of Transportation and Highways.
For more information or to volunteer, call Dr. Lakowski at 228-6220 or
The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of UBC
Creative Writing
A literary evening with Roo Borson, Robert Bringhurst, Daryl Duke, Gary
Geddes, Genni Gunn, Jack Hodgins, Debbie Howlett, Surjeet Kalsey,
Daphne Marlatt, Daniel David Moses, Morris Panych and Fred Wah.
Saturday, October 27, 8 p.m., Granville Island Room
1502 Duranleau St., Granville Island
Tickets $10
Science Council of B.C.
Dolphin, Unruh awarded gold medals
Two UBC faculty members have
been awarded B.C. Science and
Engineering Gold Medals by
the Science Council of B.C.
David Dolphin, Chemistry,
and William Unruh, Physics, will be recognized for their achievements at an awards
dinner on October 23.
The awards were established in 1980 by
the Science Council to increase awareness of
the high quality of work being done by B.C. 's
scientists, engineers and innovators.
Dolphin was named winner of the 1990
Gold Medal in Health Sciences for his research into innovative, cancer-combatting
drugs as well as for his work towards the
development of a strong biotechnology industry in B.C.
The former Acting Dean of Science now
divides his time equally between chemistry
research at UBC and his position as Vice-
President of Technology Development at
Quadra Logic Technologies, a Vancouver
biotechnology company.
Dolphin is an expert in the chemistry of
porphyrins, naturally occurring light-sensitive substances.
In what is known as photodynamic therapy, cancer patients are given an injection of
Photofrin, a light sensitive, porphyrin-based
drug undergoing clinical trials at Quadra
The drug quickly accumulates in diseased
tissues such as tumors. Activated by the light
of a low-power laser, Photofrin acts to convert oxygen in the treated area into a toxic,
David Dolphin
tumor-killing substance that destroys the
cancerous tissue without damaging nearby
healthy tissue.
Other light-sensitive drugs developed by
Dolphin can be used to cleanse donated blood
of potentially harmful viruses, such as the
AIDS-causing HIV. When exposed to light,
the viruses in treated samples die without
damage to the blood itself.
Dolphin is also involved in the development of anew biotechnological pulping process using porphyrins. Wood to be converted
to pulp can be degraded in an efficient, environmentally safe manner using the light sensitive chemicals.
Unruh was named winner of the 1990
Gold Medal in the Natural Sciences for his
work on gravity and theoretical cosmology,
the study of the origin and evolution of the
William Unruh
Unruh joined UBC's Physics Department
in 1976. As well as being a professor in that
department, he is now Director of the Cosmology Program of the Canadian Institute
for Advanced Research (CIAR).
The CIAR, a private, non-profit organization, has created a series of Canadian-based
international research networks to foster creative interdisciplinary approaches to the study
of complex problems.
The Cosmology Program is one of five
CIAR programs in which UBC participates.
It is now in the fifth year of the initial $2
million project and links six fellows across
Canada with scientists around the world. It is
for the type of work encouraged by this program that Unruh has been awarded the prize.
Unruh is interested in understanding situations involving the combined effects of
gravity and quantum mechanics. The combi
nation is important both for understanding
the first instants in the origin of the universe
and in developing a complete theory of matter and gravity.
Unruh has gained wide recognition for his
pioneering work on quantum field theory as
applied to black holes, black hole evaporation and acceleration radiation.
The latter phenomenon is encapsulated in
a formula, which he discovered, linking the
acceleration of a body to the temperature of
the radiation that the body experiences when
accelerated in the vacuum.
It has applications from understanding
depolarization effects in high energy particle
accelerators, to showing that black holes
cannot be used to build a perpetual motion
John Wheeler of Princeton University, past
president of the American Physical Society
and the man who gave black holes their
name, has called this formula one of the
most important discoveries in fundamental
physics ofthe past 15 years.
Unruh has also been involved in investigating the fundamental limits set by quantum mechanics to the amplification and detection of signals, limits of crucial importance in the detection of gravitational radiation.
Also awarded a Science Council Gold
Medal is the engineering and design team
which supervised construction of the Alex
Fraser Bridge. Sharing the award are CBA
Engineering Ltd. of Vancouver, Buckland
and Taylor of North Vancouver and the
Ministry of Transportation and Highways.
Book marks Creative Writing's 25 years
When UBC established the first
independent department of Creative
Writing in North America in 1965,
naysayers claimed, "You can't teach
people how to write."
Now the department is marking its
25th anniversary by publishing a commemorative anthology that features the
works of 69 former UBC students,
among them some of Canada' most
celebrated writers.
The book, Words We Call Home:
Celebrating Creative Writing at UBC,
will be launched at an evening of literary readings held later this month at
the Vancouver International Writers
An anthology of UBC writers is
"long overdue," said editor Linda
Svendsen, an assistant professor in the
department who is herself a former
UBC student.
"Writers are quietly working on
their own and they don't necessarily
band together to shout about it very
much. But the 25th anniversary declares itself as the time to do so," she
"It's a very substantial book," said
department head George McWhirter,
who has been in Creative Writing at
UBC since enroling as a graduate student in 1967.
"What it says about our department
is very simple. We produce solid writing and solid writers."
The department evolved from a
creative writing course offered by Earle
Birney in 1946, the first course of its
kind in Canada.
Birney promoted the creation of a
separate writing department for two
decades, and was able to retire having
achieved his goal.
Graduates work in a vast array of
genres, including poetry, novels, short
fiction, plays, television and screen
writing, children's literature, radio
plays, editing magazines and literary
"We're amazingly eclectic," said
Svendsen. "That's comforting. It means
we're not turning out a certain type of
writer. Individual voices emerge, and
that's what we want to see."
The eclecticism stems from a delib
erate policy of
avoiding advocacy of any particular school or
style of writing.
"We leave
the door open to
whatever stylistic bent the students have,"
said McWhirter.
"It's more important to teach them where they are as
individuals, and then let them pursue
Among the contributors to Words
We Call Home are: Jack Hodgins.
Morris Panych. Andreas Schroeder.
Dennis Foon,
Daryl Duke,
McNeil, Gary
Geddes, Ann
Ireland, Lionel
Kearns, George
B o w e r i n g .
Heather Spears,
Fred Wah, Morgan Nyberg and
Between them, and other contributors, they have won seven Governor
General's Awards, a Seal First Novel
Award, three Commonwealth Prizes
and many other prestigious honors.
Postal Station "U" closes Oct. 26,
replaced by Bookstore outlet
Postal Station "U" in the General
Services Administration Building will
close permanently on Oct. 26, said
Canada Post spokesperson llona Beiks.
Replacing it is a full-service, retail
outlet in the UBC Bookstore, which
has been open since August, she said.
"There's a variety of reasons that
enter into these decisions," Beiks said
ofthe closure, including customer service, cost-effectiveness and inadequate
The Bookstore outlet will provide
all postal services formerly available
at the postal station and have longer
opening hours, she said.
The new postal outlet will maintain
the same hours as the rest of the Bookstore: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday
though Friday and 9:30 a.m to 5 p.m.
Saturday, with a late opening on Wednesday to 8:30 p.m.
Bookstore Director Debbie Harvie
said the new location will give customers the opportunity to buy stamps
at the front cash tills, rent post office
boxes and buy packaging materials.
"We're trying to make it as con
venient as possible for our customers,"
she said.
Beiks said there would be no loss
of jobs associated with the closure.
Canada Post staff will be assigned to
other facilities.
The Bookstore outlet will also maintain philatelic sales. Beiks said UBC
has one of highest levels of philatelic
sales in the Lower Mainland.
After the closure, the nearest Canada Post postal unit to UBC will be
Postal Station "G" at 3760 West 10th
Graduates and faculty have founded
theatre companies, the New Play
Centre, The Sono Nis Press and literary magazines such as Tish, Contemporary Literature in Translation, Canadian Fiction Magazine and PRISM
Svendsen tracked down contributors by checking individual contacts
and scanning phone books and membership lists of writers' groups. Some
were located as far away as Scotland
and Portugal. She asked them to submit "anything they loved" with the
proviso that it be brief.
All the legwork and endless hours
on the telephone were "a pleasure,"
Svendsen said.
"I received a great deal of encouragement here as a younger writer. I felt
I should give something back."
The book launch will be a public
event held as part of the Writers Festival. Many of the book's contributors
will be there to read from their works.
"We've tried to cover all genres, all
decades," said Svendsen. "I think it's
going be a festive, perhaps even nostalgic evening."
The launch will be held at the Festival Centre, Granville Island Room,
1502 Duranleau St., Granville Island,
on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $10 ($9 for students)
and available at the UBC Bookstore or
at the door. Proceeds go to the Earle
Birney fund for Creative Writing at
UBC. For more information, call 681-


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