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Volume 40, Number 19
November 17,1994
Into The Woods
Bob Eberle photo
Julie Stobbe, Adele Clark and Doug Cameron (left to right) appear in the
Stephen Sondheim play. Into the Woods, at the Frederic Wood Theatre
through Nov. 26. A Theatre and Film Dept./School of Music co-production,
the play is conducted and directed by UBC Music Prof. French Tickner. For
ticket reservations and information, call the box office at 822-2678.
UBC reputation tops
in Maclean's ranking
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
UBC ranks first in the "best overall"
and "leaders of tomorrow" reputational
categories among Canadian universities
offering medical/doctoral degrees in the
fourth annual ranking by Maclean's magazine.
Results of Maclean's reputational ranking are based on a survey of more than
1,000 public leaders, chief executive officers of major corporations, academic
administrators and high-school guidance
counsellors across Canada.
"We are delighted that for the second
straight year, UBC is ranked number one
in these two categories," said UBC President David Strangway.
"It acknowledges what we have known
for a long time — that UBC is a leading
institution of teaching and research with
outstanding faculty and staff."
The 1994 Maclean's survey divides 36
Canadian universities into three catego
ries — medical/doctoral, comprehensive
and primarily undergraduate—and ranks
them on 22 performance measures including number of grants, average grade
of incoming students, class size and
alumni support.
As in the previous two years, UBC
placed fourth in the medical/doctoral
category's overall ranking. This year, the
University of Toronto took top spot, followed by Queen's University in second
and McGill University third.
The University of Victoria tied with
the University ofWaterloo for first place
in the comprehensive category of universities with a significant amount of
research activity and a wide range of
programs — including professional
degrees — at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Fifteen universities did not participate
in this year's survey, citing the magazine's method of rating schools as "virtually worthless," according to a recent
Globe and Mail story.
Fall Congregation 1994
Pianist, former PM
receive degrees
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
A former prime minister, a
jazz legend, a Gulf Islands writer,
an environmental scientist and
a leading figure in international
business will receive honorary
degrees from UBC at the Fall
Congregation ceremony Nov. 24.
Nearly 1,800 students are
eligible to receive their degrees
during ceremonies in the War
Memorial Gymnasium held at
9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
In addition to the academic
degrees, five honorary degrees
will also be conferred during
the ceremonies. The degree recipients are:
John Turner, a UBC graduate and Rhodes Scholar, has
held various cabinet portfolios,
most notably as
minister  of finance,  minister
of justice and solicitor general of
Canada,   before
being sworn in as
the    country's
17th prime minister in 1984.
As justice
minister. Turner
made a significant contribution to the Canadian judicial system, establishing
the Law Reform
Commission and playing a major role
in the creation of the Federal Court of
Koichiro Ejiri is one of Japan's
most respected business leaders. His
efforts to build economic ties around
the globe have been recognized by the
state of New York, the Emperor of Japan, and the governments of Brazil and
As co-chair of the Canada-Japan
Forum 2000, he has devoted his skill
and energy to building closer ties be
tween the two countries.
Both Ejiri and Turner will receive
their degrees at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony.
The artistry of Montreal-bom jazz
pianist Oscar Peterson has been described as "at once dazzling and eloquent" and ranks him among the
world's greatest living jazz musicians.
Since 1950, he has won 12 citations as jazz pianist ofthe year from
Down Beat magazine, four Grammy
awards from the National Academy
of   Recording
Arts and Sciences. 10 honorary doctorates, the Companion of the
Order of
Canada    and
the Chevalier of
the   Order   of
Quebec. In recent      years.
Peterson   has
devoted      increasing   time
to composition.
Novelist and
short       story
writer Audrey Thomas is one
of Canada's foremost contemporary writers. Her works include the novel Intertidal Life,
which was nominated for the
Governor General's Award in
Fiction in 1984.
A UBC graduate and resident of Galiano Island, she is
internationally recognized for
her sharply detailed, witty and
sometimes painful accounts of
modern life.
UBC Prof. Emeritus Vernon Brink
has dedicated his life to environmental conservation and served as a
professor in the Dept. of Plant Science. His first appointment at UBC
was  in  the  Dept.   of Agronomy  in
As an academic, professional and
ardent naturalist, he has combined
a love of the natural world with the
training and expertise of a scientist.
See DEGREES. Page 2
Fish Story
Dolph Schluter's fish studies prove the role of competition in evolution
Tree Roots  3
Offbeat: Many of UBC's varied trees came from Coquitlam's Riverview lands
Plan Pending     7
A community plan for UBC campus should be in place in just over a year
Forestry Futures 8
Academic and practical experience is putting Forestry grads to work 2 UBC Reports • November 17,1994
Catering to
cars a mistake
I am writing in support of
the position taken by Anthony
Dawson {UBC Reports, Oct. 20)
regarding the decision by
Campus Planning to allow
vehicle traffic on the West and
East malls of the campus.  I
cannot imagine what feat of
logistical manoeuvrings it took
to come to the conclusion that
this was in the best interest of
the university. To my mind,
the lack of traffic in the
university core was one of the
most pleasant things about
UBC. There are few places in
this city where one can walk,
or cycle, push strollers or
wheelchairs without having to
defend oneself against a
Continued from Page 1
Long before the term became
fashionable. Brink promoted
sustainable development and
the need for sound management
of renewable resources. He has
received many honours, including the Order of Canada and the
Order of B.C.
Peterson, Thomas and Brink
will receive their degrees during
the afternoon ceremony.
Also being honoured during
Congregation is a member of
UBC's staff who is being recognized for her distinguished contributions to the university.
Maureen Douglas, assistant
to the dean in the Faculty of
Science, will be presented with
the President's Service Award
for Excellence during the afternoon ceremony.
Douglas began her association with UBC as an undergraduate student 40 years ago. She
worked in the Zoology Dept. after graduation and joined the
dean's office in 1963. She has
since served with four deans.
Douglas will receive a gold
medal and $5,000. Four other
UBC staff and faculty members
received service awards at Spring
Sunday, November 27, 1994
8:00pm   Vogue Theatre
981 Granville Street
Tickets $20.00
General Admission at any
VTC outlet or charge by
phone 280-4444
This group of seven musicians
evokes the colours of Chile
through their songs and their
more than 30 instruments. Inti
Illimani creates an irresistible
hybrid of sound (jazz, contemporary European, and Latin
American) capturing a spirit
that crosses all boundaries.
Sponsored by the Vancouver Chilean
Cultural Committee to support Monte
Patria Youth Centre, 4th Region. Chile.
c/o CoDevelopment Canada.
barrage of motor vehicles.  In a
sense this was almost "sacred"
space, a place where pedestrian and cyclist fears could be
quieted, where you could
meander, lost in thought
perhaps (if stimulated by some
classroom lecture or discussion); where it was the occasional car or truck that had to
kowtow and conform. This
new arrangement has changed
all of that.
As far as I can see, the only
benefit this new system holds
is for vehicle drivers:  it is now
easier to get around the
campus by car.  Wonderful!
Those new parking lots we're
building should help them too!
For a university which professes to be on the "cutting
edge"; whose president was
chair of the commission which
published the report "Sustaining The Living Land"; whose
teachers (at least the many I've
had) expound the need for
change and the adverse effects
ofthe automobile, you are not
setting a very good example.
I, like Mr. Dawson, sincerely
hope that Campus Planning
will reverse this "extremely bad
decision." I further hope that it
will, in future, both consult
with those people who will be
affected by their decisions, and
plan for the hindrance of
automobiles on campus, not
their facilitation.
Cindy Sutherland
School of Community and
Regional Planning
Stating the
Re: your front page headline
in the Nov. 3 issue of UBC
Reports. "Researcher named to
new physics chair": Are we to
assume that a ditch digger
might have been appointed or,
perhaps, that holders of
unendowed chairs are not
James O. Caswell
Professor and Head
Dept. of Pine Arts
New Telephone Numbers
for UBC Continuing Studies
Our administrative offices in Carr and Duke Hall join
UBC's 822 exchange the week of November 14,1994.
Watch for our new numbers in the 1994-95 Faculty and
Administrative Directory (to be distributed this month).
Key listings for the Continuing Studies non-credit
departments affected by the change:
?T Administrative Services (Accounting,
Computing and Marketing Services) 822-1444
H Arts, Humanities and Public Affairs 822-1450
S Computer Science 822-1420
"B Educational Travel and Field Studies 822-1450
H English Language Institute 822-1555
O Intercultural Training and
Resource Centre 822-1436
tr Retirement Planning 822-1433
IT Science and Environmental Studies 822-1450
If you have difficulty reaching us during the transition,
please call 222-2181 or fax 222-5283.
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Vetta Chamber Music and Recital Series
Victor Costanzi & Eugene Osadchy
Artistic Directors
Friday, December 2nd , 1994
8:00 p.m.
HANDEL Concerto a Quattro D Major
BACH Suite in C Major (Solo Cello)
BACH Partita in E Major (Solo Violin)
HANDEL Concerto a Quattro D Minor
West Point Grey United Church
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appropriate credit to UBC Reports. UBC Reports ■ November 17, 1994 3
Video link venture
connects Canadian,
Chinese universities
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
A round-the-clock electronic video link
has been established between UBC and
six other universities as part of a unique
Canada-China university partnership.
The Canadian universities involved are
UBC, McGill University, University of
Toronto, and l'Universite de Montreal.
They have joined with three of China's
largest research universities, Peking,
Tsinghua and Nankal, in a collaborative
effort to generate graduate research and
other activities in mathematical science,
biotechnology, law, business, economics, environmental management and
cross-cultural communications.
The electronic video link, dubbed C-
CNet, was established by Bernard
Sheehan, UBC associate vice-president.
Computing and Communications, with
technical assistance from Teleglobe
Canada, BC Tel and Sprint International.
The video link, which will enable all
seven universities to be co-operatively
involved in laboratory, seminar and teaching activities, was formally inaugurated
Nov. 8 in Beijing. There, UBC President
David Strangway and Peking University
President Wu Shuqing were joined by
presidents Robert Pilchard of Toronto,
Rene Simard of Montreal, and Bernard
Shapiro of McGill at their respective campuses through a video conference. Representatives of the other two Chinese
universities also participated.
"It is a very auspicious occasion for us,
six months to the day from the date on
which we signed the agreement," said
Strangway from Beijing.
"Much progress has been made in
those six months. We will be discussing
the plans for developing the full-fledged
proposal that we hope will be ready early
in the new year, perhaps February of
1995," he said.
One of the partnership's first initiatives will be to identify and remove the
myriad of institutional and governmental
barriers that now hinder full interaction
between member universities, said UBC
Law Prof. Ivan Head, the Canadian partnership co-ordinator.
"Each of the university presidents involved is committed to a new form of cooperation, one which will allow selected
graduate students to pursue joint research projects," he said.
In late August, an intensive workshop
involving several of the universities was
held at UBC, where a theme of water
resource management was developed as
a priority for the group.
The member universities are currently embarking on an interdisciplinary study of Chinese and Western
cultural and social concepts. In addition, member universities will offer a
30-hour, one-semester course in
biotechnology at the graduate level in
Beijing, beginning in January, 1995.
The teaching load will be shared by the
seven universities, with English as the
language of instruction.
Working groups are currently examining other innovative research and teaching activities.
by staff writers
UBC is famous for its lush and verdant campus, but few people know
how some of its most outstanding trees originally arrived here.
Kristine Kelly, a gardener with Plant Operations, learned their history
while fighting to save another oasis of green in the increasingly urbanized
Lower Mainland.
She's a member of the Riverview Horticulture Centre Society, which is
dedicated to the preservation of the Riverview Hospital grounds in Coquitlam
as a public park. It's a little known fact that the hospital grounds are the site
of a historical arboretum that is open to the public.
The future of these trees is threatened, however. The provincial government agency that controls the land is thinking about turning it into housing.
"We want people to realize what a real treasure we have at Riverview," Kelly
To help spread the word, the society published a book. The Riverview
Lands: Western Canada's First Botanical Garden, to which Kelly contributed.
It tells the story of how John Davidson, B.C.'s provincial botanist and the
founder of UBC's Botanical Garden, developed the Riverview lands and its
adjacent Colony Farm as a nursery and botanical garden where he propagated seeds and plants sent to him from around the world.
Davidson's nurseries produced trees used to landscape highways and
public buildings all over B.C., including the provincial legislature in Victoria.
In 1916, with the brand-new University of British Columbia still located in
Fairview, Davidson arranged to have 34 hectares of Point Grey land cleared,
with two hectares set aside to become the new botanical garden, the first at a
Canadian university.
Davidson had more than 25,000 plants of 900 different species transported
here from Riverview — a massive job, and dpneeriiirely by horse-drawn cart.
No one knows how many of those original plantings still exist, but the
legacy includes the magnificent oak trees of Main Mall and the exotic species
found in the remnants of the Old Arboretum, Many descendants of the plants
live on in the current Botanical Garden.
"When I started working at UBC two months ago, I thought it would be
really poignant if after all these years, the university gave a tree back to
Riverview in memory of John Davidson. It would complete the circle." Kelly
She pitched the idea to her supervisors at Plant Operations, who enthusiastically endorsed it.
The right occasion was just around the coiner. The first annual Festival of
Trees was held at Riverview on Oct. 30, an event that brought together
various Arbour Day celebrations held around the Lower Mainland.
The day was capped with a ceremonial planting of a Snake Bark maple
(Acer capillipes). donated by the university and commemorated with a plaque.
It is UBC's way of saying, "thanks. John."
Gavin Wilson photo
Dolph Schluter of the Zoology Dept. used stickleback fish, similar to the
ones in the tanks behind him, to produce the first experimental proof of the
role of competition between species in natural selection.
Competition key to
evolution, study shows
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
A UBC Zoology professor has advanced
the first experimental proof for one ofthe
most important and controversial aspects
of evolution theory — that competition
drives the process of natural selection.
In a paper published in the Nov. 4
issue of the American journal Science.
Assoc. Prof. Dolph Schluter reports he
was able to verify that competition for
food and habitat is what propels the
evolution of differences between species.
'The effect was dramatic and unmistakable," he said.
Schluter and his colleagues raised
thousands of stickleback fish in ponds on
the UBC campus to show that the process of natural selection is altered when a
competing species is introduced to a habitat.
The role that competition for resources
plays in the evolution of diversity is a
matter of intense debate among scientists. Until now, Schluter said, all the
evidence was indirect and based on comparisons.
'The purpose ofthe experiment was to
see if we could measure the process of
natural selection through competition,"
Schluter said.
"No one had been able to measure the
consequences of competitive pressures
before. It's not easy, but the sticklebacks
make very convenient experimental tools."
Sticklebacks are small fish commonly
found in lakes and the Pacific Ocean
along the B.C. coast. In most lakes there
is only one species of stickleback, but a
colleague of Schluter's, UBC Zoology Prof.
Donald McPhail, discovered that in some
there are two. One feeds primarily in open
water on plankton and another on insect
larvae and larger organisms found on
lake bottoms. The two are also very different in body form.
Fish found in single-species lakes are
an intermediate species, feeding on both
plankton and bottom organisms and have
an intermediate body form.
McPhail proposed that the plankton-
eating stickleback originally came from
the ocean and managed to colonize some
lakes that already contained a single
species of freshwater stickleback. Forced
to compete with the newcomers, he and
Schluter theorized, the freshwater fish
evolved a different body form and became
the bottom-feeding species found today.
Schluter used 13 ponds on the UBC
campus and bred 20.000 sticklebacks to
try to replicate this natural event. Plankton feeders from one of the two-species
lakes were put into the same pond as
intermediate sticklebacks from a single-
species lake.
The result: the intermediate sticklebacks that were most different in diet and
body form from the plankton feeders
showed the highest growth rate. They
were being favoured by natural selection.
'There was a bumping process in terms
of behaviour," Schluter said. The intermediate fish started to shift towards eating organisms on the lake bottom, and
those whose body forms were best suited
to this new lifestyle grew most rapidly."
Armed with this new information, the
researchers calculated that it would take
only 500 years for the intermediate sticklebacks to evolve into the bottom-feeding
species found today.
This sits well with the geological evidence that the two species have been in
lakes together for only a few thousand years.
Flight Path
Barbara Whyte of
Vancouver was the grand
prize winner in the Path
of Learning draw held
during Homecoming '94
last month. Whyte,
joined in the photo by
Ron Burke of the
Development Office, won
two executive first-class
tickets to any of Air
Canada's European
destinations. The Path
of Learning was co-
sponsored by Air Canada
and the Vancouver Sun
and was co-ordinated by
the Development Office.
John Chong photo 4 UBC Reports • November 17, 1994
November 20 through December 3
Sunday, Nov. 20
Museum of Anthropology
South Asian Classical Dance
(Odissi Dance) with Gargy
Banerjee. MOA theatre gallery at
2:30pm. Free with museum admission.  Call 822-4604.
Monday, Nov. 21
Trade Show
Continues to Dec. 2. AMS Annual Christmas Gift Fair. SUB
main floor from 9am-5pm. Call
Museum of Anthropology
Holiday Sale
Continues to Nov. 27. Artistdem-
onstrations; arts and crafts from
India. MOA lobby. Call 822-
Plant Science Seminar
Positioning The Agriculture/Agri-
food Canada Research Branch
For The 21st Century. Dean
Struble, PARC. MacMillan 318-
D at 12:30pm.  Call 822-9646.
Asian Studies Graduate
Student Colloquia
The Bamboo Cutter - as
reimagined in the tale, Partings
At Dawn; The Angel As Cross-
Dresser? Robert Khan, Asian
Studies. Asian Centre 604 from
12:30-l:30pm.  Call 822-3881.
Applied Mathematics
Ocean Wave Interactions With
Structures. Prof. Michael
Isaacson, Civil Engineering. Math
203 at 3:30pm.  Call 822-4584.
Mechanical Engineering
Bubble Dynamics In Convective
Boiling. Harland MacKenzie, PhD
student. Civil/Mech Engineering 1202 from 3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments.  Call 822-6671:
Faculty Development
Biomedical Ethics. Vincent
Sweeney; Alister Browne; Marc
Broudo; Sheila Dyer. Seminar
Room, David Lam Building (use
entrance outside Trekkers) from
3:30-5pm.  Call 822-9149.
Hearing Accessibility
Research Seminar
UBC: The Classroom Acoustical
Survey. Dr. Murray Hodgson, Occupational Hygiene/Mechanical
Engineering. Mather Annex #2
at 4pm. Fully hearing accessible.  Call 822-3956.
Green College Science/
Society Seminar
Junk Science. Readings and references are available in advance
from the College office. Green
College Coach House at 8pm. Call
Tuesday, Nov. 22
MOST Course
The Student As Client. Carol
Gibson; Blair Grabinsky; Diane
Kent. Brock Hall 0017 from 9am-
12pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
Botany Seminar
The University, The State And The
Plant Life Of B.C. Dr. Jim Pojar,
Forest Science Officer, B.C. Ministry of Forests, Botany. BioSciences
2000 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
Pharmaceutical Sciences
The Role Of Isocyanate Metabolism InThe Mechanism Of Toxicity
Of Nitrosoureas And Formamides.
Anthony Borel, grad student. Pharmaceutical Sciences. IRC #3 from
12:30-l:30pm.   Call 822-4645.
Animal Science Seminar
Aquaculture In South Brazil. Luis
Orlando Afonso, PhD student.
Animal Science. MacMillan 260 at
12:30pm. Refreshments. Call822-
Centre for South Asian
Research Seminar
Integrating Culture Into Our Life:
Indo-Canadian Youth In Vancouver. Dr. Evelyn Nodwell, sessional
lecturer, Anthropology/Sociology.
Asian Centre 604 from 12:30-2pm.
Call 822-2629.
MOST Course
Disability Awareness. Janet Mee.
Brock Hall 0017 from l-4pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-9644.
Lectures in Modern
Do Oil And Water Mix? Nonlinear
Optical Studies Of Oil/Water Interfaces. Prof. Geraldine Richmond, Chemistry, U. of Oregon,
Eugene. Chemistry 250, south
wing at lpm. Refreshments at
12:40pm.  Call 822-3266.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Eeney Meeney Miney Mo - Clinical
Decision Analysis. Suzanne
Malfair, PhD student, Clinical
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences. University Hosp. G-279
from 4-5pm.  Call 822-4645.
Graduate/Faculty Christian
Forum Colloquium
Second of Five. The Making Of
Modern Scepticism: Karl Marx
And The Primacy OfThe Critique
Of Religion. David Ley, Geography. Buchanan Penthouse at
4:15pm. Refreshments at 4pm.
Call 822-3268.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Progress Toward Gene Therapy For
Lipoprotein Lipase Deficiency. Dr.
Suzanne Lewis, clinical assistant
professor. Medical Genetics.
Wesbrook 201 from 4:30-5:30pm.
Refreshments at 4:15pm. Call 822-
Green College Seminar
Let Truth And Falsehood Grapple:
A New Argument Against Censorship. Andrew Irvine, Green College Coach House at 5:30pm. Call
Wednesday, Nov. 23
Characterization OfThe Catalytic
Domain Of CcnA: Determination
Of The Amino Acids Directly Involved In Catalysis And Their Function. Howard Damude. Microbiology/Immunology. Wesbrook 201
from 121:30pm.  Call 822-3308.
Wednesday Noon Hours
The Lafayette String Quartet With
Andrew Dawes, violin; Rena
Sharon, piano. Music Recital Hall
at 12:30pm. $2.50admission. Call
Forest Sciences Seminar
Disturbance In The Forest Landscape: Can We Mimic The Effects
Of Natural Disturbance In Our
Environment? Prof. Hamish
Kimmins, Forest Sciences.
MacMillan 166 at 12:30pm. Call
Centre for Japanese
Research Seminar
Culture And Self. Steve Heine,
grad student. Psychology. Asian
Centre music room from 12:30-
2pm.   Call 822-2629.
Geography Colloquium
Millimeter Meteorology. Dr. Philip
Austin, Atmospheric Science.
Geography 201 at 3:30pm. Refreshments.   Call 822-4929.
Biodiversity Research Centre
Advances In Killer Whale Population Dynamics. Dr. John Ford,
Vancouver Aquarium, UBC Zoology. Family/Nutritional Sciences
60 at 4:30pm.   Call 822-4239.
Comparative Literature
Chinua Achebe's Anthills Of The
Savannah: For A Semantics Of
Irony. Gloria Onyeoziri, French.
Green College Coach House at
5:30pm.   Call 822-8660.
Musical Theatre
Continues through Nov. 26. Into
The Woods by Stephen Sondheim.
UBC Opera Theatre. Theatre/Film
Dept. Frederick Wood Theatre at
8pm.   Call 822-2678.
Thursday, Nov. 24
Continuing Studies
Hazardous Waste
Management Seminar
A 2-day seminar, hosted by UBC/
sponsored by B.C. Environment/
Environment Canada, addressing
various waste management issues
including latest government regulations. Various speakers. Four
Seasons Hotel, W. Georgia St. from
8:30am-4:30pm. Lunch included
in registration of $360 or $ 180 per
day. Limited no. of reduced rates
available for students/groups. Call
MOST Course
Supervisory Skills: A Step Further. Mary Stott. Brock Hall 0017
from 9am-4pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-9644.
Students for Forestry
Awareness Lecture
Environmentalism And Forest
Practices. Patrick Moore, chair,
Alliance Forest Practices Committee, Forest Alliance. MacMillan
166from 12:30-l:30pm. Refreshments.   Call 822-2727.
UBC International Forum
Globalization And Fragmentation:
The Latin American Perspective.
Dr. Abe Lowenthal, dir.. Center for
Int'l. Studies, U. of S. Calif. IRC #6
from 12:30-2pm.  Call 822-9546.
Mathematics Colloquium
Please note the change in date from
Fri. to Thur. for this colloquium.
Groups As Galois Groups: A Partial Survey. Dr. Jack Sonn. Mathematics. Technion. Haifa. Math
104 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at
3:15 in Math Annex 1115. Call
Physics Colloquium
Nanoscience And Technology: A
Semiconductor Perspective. Jeff
Young. Physics. Hennings 201 at
4pm.   Calf 822-3853.
Music Concert
Collegium Musicum. John Saw-
yer/Morna Edmundson, directors.
Music Recital Hall at 8pm. Call
Friday, Nov. 25
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Apoptosis And The Pediatric Kidney. Dr. David Lirenman, professor/head. Nephrology. GF Strong
auditorium at 9am. Call 875-2307.
Health Care/Epidemiology
Regionalization: The Challenges In
Health Care Reform. SueRothwell,
New Directions Development Div.;
Sharon Martin. Regional Coord.,
City of Vancouver. Mather 253
from 9- 10am. Free parking available in B-Lot or on Fairview Crescent. No parking passes available.
Call 822-2772.
Occupational Hygiene
Programme Seminar
A Report On The October/94 IARC
Evaluation OfThe Carcinogenicity
Of Wood Dust And Formaldehyde.
Dr. Paul Demers, Occupational
Hygiene. Civil/Mech Engineering
1202 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Endothelin Regulation Of Cardiac
Myocyte Function. Sung Ouk Kim,
Pharmacology/Toxicology. IRC #3
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
Law/Arts Joint Seminar
Nietzsche And The Law: A Conversation. J.C. Smith, Law; Prof.
Richard Weisberg, Cardozo School
of Law. Moderator: Prof. Steven
Taubeneck, Germanic Studies.
Curtis 149 from 12:30-2pm. Call
Chemical Engineering
Hydrocyclone Simulation. Dr. E.M.
Sevilla, visiting scientist. Technical U. of Havana, Cuba. Chem
Engineering 206 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at 3:15, #204. Call822-
Economics Seminar
The Impact Of Classroom Training
On The Employment Histories Of
Disadvantaged Women. John Hem,
Pennsylvania U. Buchanan D-225
from 4-5:30pm.  Call 822-8216.
Centre for Faculty
Development /Instructional
Mentoring Event. Problem-solving,
Social Evening, Dinner. Green College from 5-8:30pm. Call 822-
Curriculum Studies
Continues Nov. 26. Writing Lives
As Literature And History: An
Interdisciplinary Exploration Of
Biography And Curriculum. Various UBC speakers and Dennis
Foon, playwright. Ponderosa
cafeteria 7-9pm, Fri.; 8:30am-
3pm, Sat. Free, limited registration.   Call 736-1633.
Music Concert
UBC Choral Union. Diane
Loomer, director. Music Recital
Hall at 8pm.  Call 822- 5574.
Saturday, Nov. 26
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Interveners In Trouble: Communication In Conflict. Prof. Robert
Anderson., dir.. School of Communication, SFU. IRC #2 at
8:15pm.   Call 822-3131.
Monday, Nov. 28
Distinguished Medical
Research Lecture 1993
Asthma: The Genes And The En-
vironment. Dr. Peter Pare.
Hurlburt Auditorium, Vancouver Hosp/HSC from 12-lpm. Call
Religious Studies Lecture
Islam. Fundamentalism, And
Western Perceptions. Dr. Wilfred
Cantwell Smith, professor emeritus. Islamic Studies, Harvard U.
Buchanan A-202 at 12:30pm.
Call 822-6523.
Plant Science Seminar
Recombinant Viruses For Insect
Control. Bruce Hammock, U. of
Calif, Davis. MacMillan 318-D
at 12:30pm.  Call 822-9646.
Mechanical Engineering
Wear Modelling: A Finite Element
Approach. Srinivasan Iver, PhD
student. Civil/Mech Engineering 1204 from 12:30-l:30pm.
Call 822-6671.
Tuesday, Nov. 29
Creative Writing Literary
Dennis Denisoff reads from his
latest novel. Tender Agencies.
Buchanan E-458 at 10:15am.
Call 822-0699.
Animal Science Seminar
Artificial Selection In Small
Populations. Samuel Aggrey, PhD
student. Animal Science.
MacMillan 260 at 12:30pm. Refreshments.   Call 822-4593.
The UBC Reports Calendar lists university-related or
university-sponsored events on campus and off campus within title Lower Mainland.
Calendar items must be submitted on forms available from the UBC Community Relations Office, 207-
6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z2. Phone:
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November 20 through December 3
Law Lecture
The Killing Fields of Burma.
Kevin Heppner, Canadian
Friends of Burma. Curtis 101 at
12:30pm.  Call 822-3403.
Botany Seminar
Ethnobotany Of Mestixo People
OfZuniMirano, NapoRiver, Peru.
Eduardo Jovel, MSc student.
Botany/Centreo for Biodiversity
Research. BioSciences 2000
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Taxol Delivery From Biodegradable Polymers. Chuck
Winternitz. grad student. Pharmaceutical Sciences. IRC #3 from
12:30-1:30pm. Dantrolene In
The Treatment Of NMS: Is It An
Option?Shallen Letwin, PhD student, Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences. G-279 Vancouver Hosp-UBC Site from 4-
5pm.   Call 822-4645.
Lectures in Modern
Molecular Sieve Materials And
Historical Perspectives. Dr. Edith
Flanigen, Tarrytown Technical
Center, Union Carbide,
Tarrytown, NY. Chemistry 250,
south wing at lpm. Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call 822-
MOST Course
People With Disabilities In The
Workplace. Janet Mee: Ruth
Warick. Brock Hall 0017 from 1 -
4pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
Faculty Development
Peer Advisors: Self-paced Learn-
ingModules. Wendy Trigg: Elaine
Carty; Marion Clauson. Seminar Room David Lam Building
(use bsmt. entrance outside
Trekkers) from 3-4:30pm. Call
Crisis Points Research
Group Seminar
First of a series. Hypotheses
Testing, Nonlinear Forecasting:
The Search For Chaos In Human
Behaviour. Prof. Lawrence Ward,
Psychology. Angus 215 at 4pm.
Public is welcome. Refreshments. Call 822-5784.
Genetics Graduate Program
Conservation Genetics. Dr. Gene
Namkoong, head, Forest Sciences. Wesbrook 201 at 4:30pm.
Refreshments at 4:15pm. Call
Green CoUege Reading
Reading of his one-person play,
Fronteras Americanas.
Guillermo Verdecchia, actor/
playwright. Green College Coach
House at 5:30pm. Call 822-
Object Identification Clinic
Tuesday is free night at the Museum of Anthropology. Featured:
Clinic On Identification Of Objects/Conservation Advice. See
MOA admission desk information.   Call 822-5087.
Wednesday, Nov. 30
Forest Sciences Seminar
Rusts, Root Diseases, And Other
Rots: Mechanisms Leading To
Stability In Natural
Pathosystems. Bart van der
Kamp, assoc. prof., Forest Sciences. MacMillan 166 at
12:30pm. Refreshments. Call
Applied Mathematics
Biological Pattern Formation:
Matching Its Diversity With Diverse Forms Of Reaction-Diffusion
Theory. Prof. Lionel Harrison,
Chemistry. Math 203 at 3:30pm.
Call 822-4584.
Molecular Studies On Substrate
Selectivity And Membrane Topology Of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
Outer Membrane Porin Protein
OprD. Hongjin Huang, Microbiology/Immunology. Wesbrook 201
from 12-1:30pm.  Call 822-2308.
Centre for Biodiversity
Population Fluctuations In Tent
Caterpillars: From Viruses To Sun-
spots. Dr. Judy Myers, Centre for
Biodiversity Research. Family/
Nutritional Sciences 60 at 4:30pm.
Call 822-4239.
Green College 19th Century
Studies Seminar
Prostitution, Bodies And Commodities. John McLaren, Law,
U.Vic. Green College Coach House
at 8pm.   Call 822-8660.
Thursday, Dec. 1
UBC Board of Governors
HeldintheTELEcentre, Room 112
of the University Services Building, 2329 West Mall. The open
session begins at 9am.
Continuing Education/
Applied Science Seminar
Energy: Costs, Codes And Conflicts. Geared to issues confronting architects and engineers. Various speakers. Edmonds Auditorium, BC Hydro. 6911 Southpoint
Dr., Burnaby from 8:30am-5pm.
$160 registration includes lunch.
Call 822-3347.
Computer Science Invited
Speaker Seminar Series
2nd of 8. The Scientific Basis Of
Rendering. Prof. Pat Hanrahan.
Computer Science, Stanford U.
CICSR/CS 208 from 11:30am-
lpm.  Call 822-0557.
Students for Forestry
Awareness Lecture Series
Fisheries/Forestry Guidelines:
Compliance. Derek Tripp, Fisheries biologist, Nanaimo. MacMillan
166from 12:30-l:30pm. Refreshments.   Call 822-2727.
PhUosophy CoUoquium
Ships In The Night: The
Churchland/Dennett Debate On
Filling-in. Kathleen Akins. Philosophy, SFU. Buchanan D-348
from l-2:30pm.  Call 822-3292.
Physiology Lunchtime Public
Who Should Plan Our Campus?
What Should It Look Like? Speakers to include Mark Betteridge,
president, UBC Real Estate Corp.
Curtis 101 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Refreshments.   Call 822-5684.
Dean's Special Seminar
Politics And Values In The Management Of Agricultural Risks.
(The Politics Of Risk Assessment).
Dr. Conrad Brunk. Philosophy, U.
of Waterloo. MacMillan 160 at
12:30pm.   Call 822-3105.
Physics CoUoquium
Theme School On New Materials
And Their Impact On Society. A.
John Berlinsky. McMaster U.
Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 822-
Friday, Dec. 2
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Adolescent Health Survey: The
Next Step. Dr. Roger Tonkin,
Pediatrics. GF Strong auditorium
at 9am.  Call 875-2307.
MOST Course
University Governance. Angela
Runnals: Gaylea Wong. Brock
Hall 0017 from 9am-12pm. Refreshments.   Call 822-9644.
Health Care/Epidemiology
HIV: Current Issues. Dr. Mike
O'Shaughnessy, director, B.C.
Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.
Mather 253 from 9-10am. Free
parking available in B lot. Call
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Natural Product Drugs In The
Therapy Of Asthma/Allergy. Dr.
John Langlands, Inflazyme Pharmaceuticals Ltd. IRC #3 from
12:30-l:30pm.   Call 822-4645.
Law Seminar Series
Taxing Times For Lesbians And
Gay Men: Equality At What Cost?
Claire Young. Law. Curtis 149
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
Fisheries Centre Seminar
The Management Of High-Sea
Fisheries Resources. Dr. Gordon
Munro, Economics. Ralf Yorque
room. Fisheries Centre, (Hut B-8)
froml:30-2:30pm. Call 822-2731.
Mathematics Colloquium
Combinatorial  Laplacians And
Computing Betti Numbers. Joel
Friedman, Mathematics. Math
104 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at
3:15pm in Math Annex 1115.
Call 822-2666.
Music Concert
UBC Chamber Orchestra. Paul
Luchkow, violin soloist; Jesse
Read, conductor. Music Recital
Hall at 8pm.  Call 822-5574.
Saturday, Dec. 3
Vancouver Institute Lecture
The Generals: The Canadian Army's Senior Commanders in WW
II. Dr. Jack Granatstein. Distinguished Research Professor of
History, York U. IRC #2 at
8:15pm.  Call 822-3131.
Student Housing
A new service offered by the AMS
has been established to provide a
housing listing service for both
students and landlords. This new
service utilizes a computer voice
messaging system. Students call
822-9844, landlords call 1-900-
451-5585 (touch-tone calling) or
822-0888. info only.
Grad Centre Activities
Dance To A Latin Beat. Every
Wed. at the Graduate Centre at
8:30pm. To find out more about
Mon. movies, Tues. pool tourney,
Thurs. coffee house and Fri. folk,
call the hot-line at 822-0999.
Campus Tours
School and College Liaison tours
provide prospective UBC students
with an overview of campus activities/faculties/services. Fridays at
9:30am. Reservations required
one week in advance. Call 822-
DisabUity Resource Centre
The centre provides consultation
and information for faculty members with students with disabilities. Guidebooks/services for students and faculty available. Call
UBC Libraries
Library branches and divisions will
offer more than 100 training/tutorial sessions this fall. Learn how
to use the online catalogue/information system, or one of more
than 75 electronic databases in
the library. Check branches/divisions for times and dates. Call
Writing Course
The UBC Writing Centre offers a
one-term non-credit writing course
in language and composition to
assist students preparing for 1st
yr. English/LPI. Non-UBC students are welcome. Call 822-9564.
Women Students' Office
Advocacy/personal counselling
services available. Call 822-2415.
Sexual Harassment Office
Advisors are available to discuss
questions or concerns and are prepared to help any member of the
UBC community who is being sexually harassed find a satisfactory
resolution.   Call 822-6353.
Research Study Volunteers
Role Stress In Dual-earner Parents Of Pre-school Children.
Wendy Hall, UBC School of Nursing. Participants will complete 2
short questionnaires only. Honorarium offered.  Call 686-0877.
Acne Treatment Study
A new acne lotion vs. a proven
acne medication. Volunteers not
under doctor's care for acne, 25
yrs. or younger. 5 visits over 12-
week period. Honorarium upon
completion.  Call 875-5296.
Psychology Study
Music/Mood Study. Comprises of
2 one-hour sessions, booked 2 days
apart. Participants will be paid
$20 upon completion of both sessions. Kenny 1708. Call 822-
Audiology/Speech Sciences
Volunteers needed with normal
hearing, who are native-English
speakers; 18-35 years old, with no
previous instruction in linguistics
to participate in a study of speech
perception in noise. Honorarium
paid.  Call Anita at 822-5054.
Statistical Consulting/
Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the Dept. of
Statistics to provide statistical
advice to faculty/staff/students.
During Term 2, 94/95, up to 3
hours of free advice is available
for selected clients. Call 822-
Clinical Research Support
CRSG operates under the auspices of Health Care/Epidemiology to provide methodological,
biostatistical. computational and
analytical support for health researchers. Call 822-4530 for an
Faculty and Staff Volleyball
Mondays/Wednesdays Gym B.
Osborne Centre at 12:30pm.
Drop-in or attend regularly for
recreation.  Call 822-4479.
Surplus Equipment
Recycling FacUity (SERF)
Disposal of all surplus items.
Every Wednesday, 12-5pm. Task
Force Bldg., 2352 Health Sciences Mall. Call Vince at 822-
2582/Rich at 822-2813.
Fine Arts Gallery
Open Tues.-Fri from 10am-5pm.
Saturdays 12pm-5pm. Free admission. Basement of Main Library.   Call 822-2759.
Nitobe Garden
Open Mon.-Fri. from 10am-
2:30pm.  Call 822-6038.
Botanical Garden
Open daily from llam-5pm.
Shop In The Garden, call 822-
4529; garden information, 822-
Speakers Wanted
Eastern Europe & Russia: A perspective. Third annual symposium, focusing on these areas.
Any faculty, staff or student who
has travelled, worked or studied
in these areas in 1994 is welcome
as a speaker. Call Jane at 222-
9225 or 222-4492.
Music Fest
Sunday, November 20,1:30 -5:30 p.m.
Acadia Park Commons Block Auditorium
2707 Tennis Crescent. Park by high school off Acadia Rd. or B-Lot off Wesbrook
Featuring: Pastime with Good Company, mixed voice multi-cutural choir; Malonie, sings jazz standards;
The Blue 2, improv piano & violin; The Long Train Riders, folk roots street funk; Horsefeathers Ensemble
Project, traditional to contemporary North American folk roots, funky blues and Latino rhythms.
Benefit for Pacific Spirit Daycare and Kindergarten
Kids/Seniors $2.00, Adults $5.00    Phone 822-5420 for ticket info 6 UBC Reports ■ November 17, 1994
Tea Cup
Running back Connie
"Bulldozer" Fraser,
right, from the School
of Nursing makes an
end sweep around
defenders during the
annual Tea-Cup
football game held Nov.
4 between teams from
the schools of Nursing
and Rehabilitation
Medicine. Nursing won
the hard-fought, full-
contact game 6-0. Held
during Nursing Week,
the game raised $315
for B.C.'s Children's
Gavin Wilson photo
News Digest
UBC Food Group will once again make study
space available in the Student Union Building cafeteria during the winter term.
The cafeteria, now known as Pacific Spirit
Place, will be open for study between 3 p.m. and
11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, until Dec. 8
and then again from Jan. 23-April 6. Study space
will not be available on Friday and Saturday.
This project was initiated last year on a pilot
basis late in the second term and proved popular
with students studying for final exams, according
to Byron Hender, executive co-ordinator, Student
and Academic Services.
"There is increasing pressure on the university
to provide students with study space on campus.
We'll continue to look for other opportunities to
make suitable space available," said Hender.
• • • •
Playwright Dennis Foon, author of The New
Canadian Kid and other plays about youth,
will recite from his works during Writing
Lives as Literature and History: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Biography and Curriculum
on Nov. 25.
The one-day conference, taking place in the
Ponderosa Cafeteria, will provide an interdisciplinary look at issues of memory and history, fiction
and truth as they are expressed through life stories.
The conference is part ofthe B.C. Consortium
for Humanities and Social Sciences year-long curriculum and professional development project
based at UBC which was launched in September.
Registration for the conference is limited and
the deadline is Nov. 18. For more information, call
• • • •
UBC's soccer teams came within a whisker of
a 1994 CIAU sweep for Dick Mosher who
coaches both squads.
The men took the CIAU title with a 5-0 victory
over the University of Alberta Nov. 13, with Mosher's
son and assistant coach, Mike, at the helm. The
women lost to Dalhousie after a scoreless overtime
and Dalhousie's 5-4 penalty kick win.
Meanwhile, the UBC women's field hockey team
finished third at the Canadian Interuniversity
Athletic Union championships Nov. 3-5 in Calgary.
The T-Birds, who had a regular-season record
of six wins, one loss, and five ties, beat York
University 1-0 in the bronze-medal match.
On the football front, wide receiver Andrew
English has been named to the Canada West
University Athletic Association all-star team.
The third-year Science student made a Canada
West-leading 56 receptions this year, for a total of
787 yards and four touchdowns.
Official UBC community plan coming,
UEL to hold referendum, Marzari says
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
In a little more than a year the
UBC campus will have an official
community plan in place. Municipal Affairs Minister Darlene
Marzari said during a meeting at
the university Nov. 7.
Residents of the University
Endowment Lands will also hold
a referendum to determine how
they wish to be governed, she
"I think it's time they had
their own form of government,
their own tax base and the ability to make their own decisions,"
Marzari said to an audience of
about 30 people who came to
hear her speak on the planning
process at UBC.
The UEL is part of electoral
area "A" ofthe Greater Vancouver Regional District, but as an
unorganized municipality is run
by the provincial Ministry of
Municipal Affairs.
Marzari said that an official
community plan should be in
place by December, 1995 — the
result of a proposed agreement
between the university and the
GVRD to co-operate in the development ofthe plan with full public process.
"New development at UBC will
occur in the context ofthe plan,"
she said. "The official community plan offers a chance for input from those who feel they
haven't been heard."
Marzari said the report on
campus development prepared
by consultant Ray Spaxman set
out a possible framework for the
She said the plan will contain
a strong commitment to public
consultation and participation
and a strong commitment from
UBC and the UEL "to continue
talking to each other."
"Get the right people together
with the right motivation and
things start to percolate," she
said. "We now have the beginnings of something we can all
live with."
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For Sale
1990 TOYOTA Tercel SE,
burgundy, 5-speed, hatchback,
76,000km, new tires, muffler,
brakes, am/fm stereo cassette.
Need to sell $6,500. 730-8971.
perfect spot to reserve
accommodation for guest
lecturers or other university
members who visit throughout
the year. Close to UBC and other
Vancouver attractions, a tasteful
representation of our city and of
UBC. 4103 W.lOth Ave.
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This tranquil setting near the
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ideal location for visiting scholars
to UBC, both short and long term.
Daily Rate $50, Weekly $250. Call
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$875/mo. Available Dec. 1. Call
737-8740 or 732-6131.
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apartment. Fully furnished and
equipped, including piano,
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ONE BEDROOM furnished
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100yd from entrance to Stanley
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-dates flexible. $750/mo.Tel.687-
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TOWN HOUSE Large"'Tcitsilano
town house (2200 sq.ft.)
beautifully furnished, view of
English Bay, fireplace, all
appliances, built in stereo. Avail.
Jan., Feb., March. $ 1500/mo. plus
util. Call Harold Logan 732-8411.
CLOSE TOUBC3 (o>T)bedrm fully
furnished house in Sasamat/W.
12th Ave. area - close to UBC,
shopping, entertainment,
transportation - will be available
Jan. 1995. Asking $2,200/mo. incl.
gardening, but not utilities. Long-
term tenant (12-18mos.) preferred. Philip Rodgers 240-4816.
WALK TO UBC Large luxury condo.
2 bedrm., 2 bath., furnished or
unfurnished, gas fireplace, 2
secured parking stalls, exercise
facilities, sauna Jacuzzi, sundeck.
Short or long term. Avail. Dec. 1.
$1300/mo. Tel. 224-7542.
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Tel: (604) 224-3942. UBC Reports ■ November 17, 1994 7
Sesame Street Stars
Abe Hefter photo
About 25 youngsters ages 3 to 5 donned their Halloween best for an episode
of Sesame Street, taped at UBC's Little Raven Daycare Centre on Oct. 31.
Producer Cathy Chilco hopes to use the footage during an item exploring
kids' fears about horror movies. More than 100 million children worldwide
watch the award-winning children's program, now in its 23rd season.
United Way makes push
toward campaign goal
by Abe Hefter
StqfJ writer
The 1994 UBC United Way campaign
is into the final stretch and campaign
chair Doug Napier is looking for your
support to help push the campaign over
the top.
"We're two-thirds ofthe way to our goal
of $315,000 and we want to thank those
of you who have taken the time to fill out
and return your pledge cards. Your support is much needed, and much appreciated," said Napier.
"If you've put away your pledge card
for now, please take the time to fill it out.
Or, if you've misplaced it. please call the
campaign office at 822-0913. We'd be
happy to get another one to you."
With United Way contributions helping provide valuable services to half a
million Lower Mainland residents last
year alone, Napier stressed the importance of each contribution.
"For example, two dollars a week
doesn't buy you very much these days.
However, the United Way does some pretty
remarkable things with a contribution of
two dollars a week through payroll deduction.
"It becomes 52, one-hour counselling
and training sessions for an unemployed
single mother, three nights shelter and
meals for a homeless 62-year-old man,
three days at summer camp for an eight-
year-old youngster, and much more."
Napier said direct cash and cheque
donations are also welcomed, as are donations charged to your VISA or
"By allowing United Way to direct your
gift to where it is needed, you are choosing the way to help the most. You can also
direct your gift to one of United Way's six
fields of service, or designate part, or all,
of your donation to a registered charity of
your choice," he said.
"But we can't do it without you."
UBC administrators participate
in conference on leadership
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
The changing roles of university administrators was the focus of Leadership
in Transition, a day-long conference held
on campus Nov. 3.
Approximately 130 UBC administrators — including President David
Strangway, vice-presidents, deans and
department heads — participated in the
event, designed to help them to deal with
management issues and to provide leadership in their academic or professional
"Growing responsibility for the human
rights dimensions of UBC's operations is
being added at all levels of administra
tion," said Libby Nason, vice-provost and
organizer of the event.
'The program planning committee also
felt it was important to focus on introducing change to academic and professional
units, including dealing with challenges
that may arise and achieving consensus."
The conference was also designed to
help participants focus on creativity in
planning, Nason added.
Workshop topics included: due process in decision making; accommodating
disability; checklist for women-positive
institutions; hiring issues; creativity and
strategic management: implementing
curriculum change: credibility: tackling
tough questions; and influencing the
powers that be.
by staff writers
Municipal Affairs Minister Darlene Marzari has appointed Crane Library
and Resource Centre Head Paul Thiele to the board of the British
Columbia Library Foundation for a three-year term.
The foundation raises funds on behalf of public libraries in B.C.
Thiele will raise awareness of the need for more materials in alternate
formats for readers who can not use regular print.
In addition, Thiele has accepted an invitation to serve on a task force for
Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children to establish a province-wide resource
centre for children on sexual development and sexual abuse.
Thiele will advise on materials in alternate formats, such as braille, recorded information, large type and captioned videos.
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has awarded UBC
Library Bibliographer Jennifer Forbes a $26,000 grant to strengthen the
Library's research collection on the 19th century.
The acquisition program centres on the study of
women in Britain, as reflected in their fiction, poetry,
diaries, and autobiographical writings.
A secondary theme focuses on the relationship
between women and literature, covering both the literary
aspects of feminist criticism and autobiography as a
literary genre.
Specific acquisitions include microfilm on the papers
of Harriet Martineau from Birmingham University, the
diaries and letters of Arthur J. Munby and Hannah
Culwick from Trinity College, Cambridge, and the
collected writings of Geraldine Jewsbury.
These acquisitions will be of interest to a wide range
of researchers at UBC and neighbouring institutions,
and will complement and strengthen the Library's existing holdings on the
19th century.
A UBC Chemistry professor who developed an instrument so sensitive that
it can weigh the fragments of a molecule is being honoured by the
world's largest organization of chemists for his achievement.
Chemistry Prof. Melvin Comisarow is the winner of the American Chemical
Society Field/Franklin Award for Outstanding Spectrometry.
The award, shared with Alan Marshall of Florida State
University, recognizes the development in Comisarow's
UBC laboratory of Fourier transform ion cyclotron
resonance (FT-ICR) mass spectometry.
The Fourier transform technique revolutionized ion
cyclotron mass spectrometry and today more than 160
such instruments are in use worldwide.
Mass spectrometers can cleave a molecule, weigh its
fragments and then reconstruct its structure. The high
accuracy of the FT-ICR instrument gives it significant
advantages over other types of mass spectrometers.
'The FT-ICR mass spectrometer is a niche instrument, but because it is so powerful there are many
niches for it," Comisarow said.
FT-ICR mass spectrometry is used by chemists to
detect and identify molecules in complex mixtures like crude oil, by biologists
to detect the structure of larger molecules such as single pieces of DNA, by
engineers for quality control in the semiconductor industry, and by physicists
who need more accurate measurements of atomic masses than other mass
spectrometers can provide.
The award will be presented at a ceremony during the society's national
meeting in Anaheim, Calif, next April. A day-long symposium will honour the
award recipients.
• • • •
Larry Green, director of UBC's Institute of Health Promotion Research, is
this year's recipient of the American Public Health Association's Award
for Excellence.
Established in 1973, the award honours creative work
of particular effectiveness in applying scientific knowledge
or innovative organizational work to the betterment of
community health.
Green, whose public health career spans 34 years,
developed a model for planning and evaluating health
promotion programs that is now used around the world.
A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley,
he was the founding director of the Center for Health
Promotion Research and Development at the University of
Texas Health Science Center and was founding head of
the Division of Health Education at the Johns Hopkins
School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore, Md.
The Award for Excellence was presented Nov. 1 at the association's annual
meeting in Washington, D.C.
Bob Hindmarch, director of External Relations for Athletics and Sport
Services, has been appointed head ofthe Vancouver Grizzlies' Ambassadors Program.
Hindmarch will serve as a consultant to help the Grizzlies in their efforts to
reach the 12,500 season-ticket mark necessary to secure an NBA franchise for
the 1995 season.
The Grizzlies need to sell approximately 5,000 more season tickets before
the Dec. 31, 1994, league-imposed deadline.
Hindmarch will also assist the Grizzlies in their youth program as the club
moves to strengthen its community ties.
Green 8 UBC Reports ■ November 17, 1994
Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program
Program flexibility meets students' needs
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
"Old dental hygienists never die; they
just chip away."
It's an adage Jo Gardner fondly uses to
describe herself and to explain why, at
the age of 68, she's back in the classroom
after almost 50 years.
Gardner graduated from the University of Oregon in 1947 with a diploma in
dental hygiene, settled in Vancouver and
embarked on a 45-year career in private
practice, retiring in January, 1992.
By September, the Pender Harbour
resident was enrolled as an unclassified
student in the Faculty of Dentistry's newly
inaugurated Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program, the only one of its kind
in Canada.
"I didn't have a vision of what my
retirement would be like, but I thought I
might do some gardening and finally leam
how to play the piano," Gardner mused.
"I never thought I would find myself in a
classroom again."
She has since decided to earn her
Bachelor's degree in Dental Science, primarily out of interest and because the
program is structured to meet her personal and professional needs.
Gardner, and most of the other 12
students enrolled in the program, are
working toward their degrees on a part-
time basis, commuting from their home
This is one student profile a task force
in the Faculty of Dentistry was hoping to
draw when it began designing the program five years ago.
'They had a fictitious person in mind
the whole time they were designing the
program," said Bonnie Craig, who became director of the Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program in 1992.
"If they could say yes to criteria because it enabled that person to access the
program, then that assisted their decision making."
The task force used the model of a
single parent who lives out-of-town because many dental hygienists are women
who fit that profile.
Of the students currently in the program, all are female and the majority live
outside Vancouver, Craig said. One student is a resident of Halifax, N.S.
One way that half of the 60 credits
needed to fulfill the program's degree
requirements can be earned is by taking
elective courses through UBC's Distance
Education Program, she explained.
Students do need to come to the UBC
campus to complete the core or required
courses with the undergraduate dental
Another one of the program's unique
features is that students may take up to
five years following initial registration to
complete the program.
"Because many of our students are
combining family and career with school,
the program has been designed to allow
them to go at a pace that fits their personal and professional life," Craig said.
"The core program only constitutes
half of the credits so the students have
been very creative about how they put
their elective courses together."
"What is exciting is that students plan
their own program in consultation with
the faculty. It is designed to be flexible
and help people achieve their personal
education goals," she added.
Craig is also excited by the opportunity that out-of-town students have to
practice while they are at UBC completing core courses.
"Dental hygienists are in sufficient
demand that part-time employment is
available in Vancouver. This is a plus
because it means that students do not
have to totally forfeit their income."
Craig believes the UBC program is
vital to the future growth of the dental
hygiene profession.
"It is the only course in Canada at
the undergraduate level designed specifically for dental hygienists. We are
not focusing on it as an end point in
itself," she said. "It is an important link
between the diploma level and graduate degrees."
Craig said the faculty is currently testing the limits of what it can manage in
terms of enrolment in the Dental Hygiene
Degree Completion Program and is hoping that demand will establish an appropriate number.
Grad returns to UBC to recruit
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
David Byng is going back to
school for two days. And when he
returns to his job as forest
systems engineer at Western
Forest Products, he c"buld end up
taking some graduating UBC
students with him.
Byng is one of a number of
UBC grads currently employed at
Western Forest Products' timber
harvesting operations around
coastal B.C. The 25-year-old
Campbell River native joined the
forest company last July and is
graduating from UBC with his
Bachelor of Science in Forestry
this month.
"Unfortunately, I won't be on
campus for Congregation because
of heavy work commitments," said
Byng from his downtown Vancouver office.
'These past few months have
been extremely busy ones in the
forest industry. With the implementation of the provincial government's Forest Practices Code anticipated in February, B.C. forest
companies are working hard to
ensure a smooth transition."
However, Byng, along with fellow
alumnus Dan Roberts, will be on
campus Nov. 27-28 as Western
Forest Products looks to UBC grads
with skills in forest engineering to
help fill a number of vacancies.
David Byng
Abe Hefter photo
"In general, job opportunities in
forestry have been plentiful the last
four or five years. As far as I'm concerned, you can't go wrong with a
career in forestry.
"We'd certainly like to hear from
qualified candidates."
Len Landrick, one of the company's
area engineers, couldn't agree more.
"We've always been successful with
UBC students.  I've worked with a
number of them over the years,"
said Landrick.
"We're very fortunate to have
someone with David's talents and
abilities.  He has brought with
him valuable knowledge and
information, especially in the area
of computer software.
"When he came to us, he
already had more computer skills
than anyone else in our company."
It's the combination of academic and practical skills that
has enabled Byng to land what he
calls the perfect job.  He singled
out faculty members Jonathan
Fannin, John Nelson and Glen
Young for their abilities to bring
out the best of him in the classroom.   He also singled out Donna
Goss, the faculty's student
services co-ordinator, for her
tireless efforts in helping secure
summer employment for forestry
students by keeping the faculty's
job posting board full.
"It's important for students to
combine their academics with
practical work experience," said
"Two of my classmates work with
me at Western Forest Products in
Vancouver and a number are
employed in the company's Jordan
River and Port McNeill operations.
All of us gained valuable practical
experience through summer employment."
Access advisor undaunted by huge campus
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
John Lane, the physical access advisor with Campus Planning and Development, shakes his head in wonder at all
the construction on campus.
"There's more -going on here than in
the entire city of Winnipeg," says the
recent arrival from the Manitoba capital.
For Lane, that means a lot of work: A
major part of his job is to make sure new
campus buildings are accessible to people with a wide range of disabilities.
His two-year appointment, a secondment from the Disability Resource Centre, is the first full-time position dedicated to accessibility issues at UBC. Lane
started in the position last month.
He is part of a team at Campus Planning that is responsible for enforcing
building code requirements for accessibility in new construction.
Lane also intends to develop a process
that will give Campus Planning and Development the ability to deal with disability-related planning and regulatory issues on an ongoing basis.
Part of his mandate is to look ahead
Gavin Wilson photo
John Lane
and be sure that what is built today will
meet the university's requirements in the
21st century.
"When we go to a public event in the
next century, we will expect levels of
acoustic standards and assistive listening systems that we don't dream of now,
just as we expect wheelchair access today
that would have raised eyebrows 20 years
ago," he said.
"There is a strong commitment at UBC
to address cutting-edge issues such as
access for those with hearing impairments and visual disabilities. That's pretty
As well as anticipate the future, Lane
has to deal with the legacy of the past —
the 470 existing buildings on campus.
UBC is a difficult place for people with
disabilities to navigate, as Lane, who uses
a wheelchair, is finding out for himself.
The campus sprawls across 400 hectares and many buildings were constructed in the '50s and '60s when architectural styles included plazas, split-level
entries and vast expanses of steps.
The campus is not as accessible as
the community surrounding it," Lane
said, "but the fact that I am here is a
recognition that something has to happen."
Lane comes to UBC after serving 18
years as the executive director of the
Canadian Paraplegic Association of Manitoba. While there, he helped establish the
Canadian Institute for Barrier-Free Design at the University of Manitoba, a joint
initiative of the association, the university and the Manitoba Association of Architects.
Lane also served on the Manitoba
Human Rights Commission for four years
and has consulted on disability and rehabilitation issues in Nicaragua, Zimbabwe
and Guyana.
Although advocacy is not the primary
focus of his job at UBC, it is still important. If someone sees a need for a wheelchair ramp or finds an area that's not safe
for those with visual impaiiTnents, Lane
wants to hear about it. He also plans to
sensitize university staff to access issues.
One message he would like to get
across is that accessibility is a campus
safety issue. Although usually considered in relation to crime, safety also means
accident prevention, and that is a
byproduct of a more accessible campus.
"I think the changes we will be making
will result in a safer campus as well as a
more convenient one.
"That will benefit everyone," he said.


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