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Volume 24, No. 8. April 6, 1978. Published by Information Services, University of B.C., 2075 Wesbrook Mill,
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5. 228-3131. Jim Banham and
Judith Walker, editors. ISSN 0497-2929.
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UBC's top athletes were honored at recent awards banquets. Gary Warner, a fourth-year Science student and
captain of the UBC volleyball team, was the recipient
of the Bobby Gaul Memorial Trophy as UBC's
outstanding male athlete in 1977-78. Winners of distaff
honors were, left to right: Sheila Wells, Education 5,
winner of the Barbara Schrodt Trophy for outstanding
contributions to women's athletics; Janet Livingston,
Arts 4, women's athlete of the year and a member of the
volleyball team that won the team-of-the-year award;
and Betty-Anne Hole, Commerce 4, winner of the Joan
Livesay Award for outstanding sportsmanship, performance and service to field hockey.
— Jim Banham photo
Funds doubled for Youth Employment
The provincial government has
told UBC that it will more than double its original allocation of funds to
support the 1978 -summer Youth
Employment Program.
The additional allocation of
$758,000 will mean that a total of
$1,499,000 will be available for the
1978 program, which will provide
about 700 students with summer
employment in research and community service projects related to
their field of study.
Dr. Richard Spratley, UBC's
research administrator, said the additional allocation meant that the
funds available for the 1978 program
would be equal to the 1977 total.
Early in March, the provincial
government announced that only
$721,000 would be available to UBC
for 1978 YEP projects.
UBC's president, Dr. Douglas
Kenny, wrote to the provincial
government   immediately   following
the March announcement expressing
his disappointment at the reduced
1978 allocation and asking Hon.
Allan Williams, the provincial
minister of labor, to reconsider.
UBC's Board of Governors endorsed the president's letter at its
March 7 meeting and also voted to
request the minister to reconsider the
1978 allocation.
YEP applications and regulations
governing the awards are available in
offices of the deans of each of UBC's
12 faculties.
Dr. Spratley said the increased
allocation will mean assured funding
for several projects that have been
part of YEP since its inception.
These include: an advisory service
for small business firms operated by
the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration; support for
the student-run Stage Campus '78,
which will put on three plays during
summer session in the Frederic Wood
Theatre; and a program under
which 55 second-year medical
students will be assigned to doctors
throughout the province to gain experience in family practice.
A final note
This edition of UBC Reports
marks the end of our winter
publishing schedule. We'll resume
regular publication, once every
two weeks, in September. Next
Week at UBC will continue to appear during summer session, announcing events and lectures of
interest to summer students and
Send your notices to Information Services, Main Mall North
Administration Building, and
we'll try to let the rest of the
University community know
what's happening. News from the Board
UBC's Board of Governors has instructed its chairman, George Morfitt, to write to the chairman of the
board of Noranda Mines and to
enclose a copy of a brief prepared by
the UBC Committee for the Defence
of Human Rights in Chile.
The committee appeared before
the Board on Tuesday (April 4) to request that the Board exercise its
voting rights as a shareholder in
Noranda Mines to object to that
company's proposed investments in
A Board statement issued following its Tuesday meeting said the
"well-documented submissions" by
the committee and others had been
carefully considered by the Board,
which concluded that "it would be
improper for the Board, on behalf of
the University of British Columbia,
to assign its shareholder's rights for
the single purpose of opposing the
activities of a company where those
activities are consistent with Canadian law."
UBC's Board of Governors has ap
proved sites for new buildings to
house the School of Home Economics
and the Department of Psychology
and has approved a proposal to
locate the Schools of Nursing and
Rehabilitation Medicine on the third
floor of the new acute-care hospital
now under construction in the campus Health Sciences Centre.
The new building to house Home
Economics will be built on a site on
the East Mall immediately west of the
new Library Processing Centre which
is currently under construction at the
north end of Parking Lot H.
The new psychology building will
be built on a site on the West Mall
immediately west of the Scarfe
Building (Education).
Converted wooden army huts currently on the two sites will be
removed to make way for the new
Planning for the two new buildings
and for the third-floor space in the
acute-care unit to house Nursing and
Rehabilitation Medicine is underway. The total estimated cost of the
three projects is $19.5 million.
The all-in-one answer to what to
do with your summer is now
available at outlets around the campus.
The spring and summer session
calendar, which includes courses and
Assault charges la
incident at UBC
Three members of Local 882, International Union of Operating
Engineers, have been charged by the
Crown with common assault as the
result of an incident in the UBC
power plant on March 25.
Charged are Terry Derouin,
Joseph Vizjack and Henry Houston.
Derouin is also charged with causing
willful damage. All three are scheduled to appear in court in Richmond
April 13.
Supervisor Walter Busch, 51, who
was working in the power plant on
the night of March 25, told police his
glasses were broken and that he was
beaten about the head and back by
three intruders.
He said the men ran back outside
NRC grants to faculty up 10 per cent
Grants to UBC faculty members
from Canada's National Research
Council for the 1978-79 fiscal year
are up by 10 per cent over last year.
But the increase is no cause for
jubilation, according to UBC's
research administrator, Dr. Richard
He said the Science Council of
Canada estimates that the inflation
increase for scientific research in
Canada is 15 per cent a year. "An increase of only 10 per cent means
we're not holding our own in terms of
inflation," he said.
Dr. Spratley said the devaluation
of the Canadian dollar is also having
a serious effect on research at UBC
because much of the expensive and
specialized equipment used by
researchers has to be purchased in
the United States.
NRC grants to UBC for 1978-79
total $6,545,000 compared to
$5,960,000 last year.
One bright spot in the otherwise
gloomy research picture is a major
equipment grant of $310,000 to
UBC's chemistry department to aid
the purchase of a $500,000 superconducting nuclear magnetic
resonance spectrometer.
The grant is believed to be the
largest ever made by the NRC to a
chemistry department at a Canadian
university. The machine, which
determines molecular structure, will
be used for the study of large
molecules, many of them of
biological interest.
Chemistry department head Prof.
Charles McDowell said the machine
would be a regional facility that
would be used by researchers from
other UBC departments and B.C.
universities, industrial firms and
government laboratories.
The outlook for medical scientists
who receive research funds from the
Medical Research Council of Canada
is also gloomy, according to Dr.
Morton Low, associate dean of
UBC's Faculty of Medicine.
He said no information is yet
available on the total amount
allocated by MRC for research at
UBC, but the situation is "likely to be
bad" and will be worsened by an
MRC decision to postpone all awards
for major equipment purchases.
Two get Guggenheim awards
Two UBC faculty members have
been awarded prestigious
Guggenheim Fellowships to continue
research in their fields.
Dr. John Hay of the Department of
Geography and Dr. Christopher
Brion of the Department of Chemistry will both be on leave of absence
from UBC next year, doing research
with the aid of their fellowships.
Dr. Hay, whose area of interest is
solar energy, will be working in
Boulder, Colo., in an environmental
research laboratory and also at the
University of Colorado at Boulder.
Using satellite data, he will calculate
amounts of solar energy incident on
the face of the earth. He will also be
setting up a network of 10 solar
energy stations between Vancouver
and Hope to collect information on
how much solar energy is available in
specific Lower Mainland areas. A
recently-awarded National Research
Council grant will fund that project.
Dr. Christopher Brion of Chemistry will be working on the electron
spectroscopy of molecules at the
Flinders University of South
Australia during his leave of absence.
The Guggenheim grants were
made to 292 scholars, scientists and
artists throughout North America.
Twelve were awarded in Canada.
2/UBC Reports/April 6, 1978 & Summer Calendar Ideas
seminars for credit and non-credit,
travel programs, programs especially
designed for retired people, programs to help you learn English and
programs to immerse you in French,
has recently been produced by Extra-
id after
power plant
when    two   other   supervisors    appeared.
The operating engineers have been
on strike at the University since Feb.
21, over a new contract to replace
one that expired Dec. 31, 1977. They
normally operate the power plant,
which provides heat to UBC buildings, but this work has been done by
supervisory personnel since the strike
The University has offered the
operating engineers a 4-per-cent increase in a one-year contract, or a
15-month contract which would provide an initial increase of 3.48 per
cent followed by an additional 4-percent minimum increase for the final
12 months of the pact, a total increase of 7.48 per cent. Both offers
were rejected by the union.
Meanwhile, both sides were represented Tuesday at a meeting with
provincial mediator Clark Gilmour.
Although nothing was resolved, the
talks were to resume today
Sessional Studies.
It used to be thought that spring
session (or intersession, as it was
formerly called) and summer session
were mainly aimed at elementary
and high school teachers who wanted
to complete their Education degrees.
If that ever were the case, it definitely no longer is. Of the 3,900 students
who attended summer session last
year, only 39 per cent were taking
courses in Education, reports Dr.
Ken Slade, associate director of
Extra-Sessional Studies. He attributes this to "more and more people being students through the 12
months and cutting down on their
degree time."
Courses offered this spring and
summer span a wide range of
disciplines. During the summer session, 274 courses will be offered,
slightly fewer than last summer. A
total of 82 courses will be offered
during the late afternoons and evenings of spring session which begins
May 1.
"There's been a tremendous
change in the character of spring and
summer session over the last 15
years," Dr. Slade says. "It's become
much more a part of the academic
There's a wide range of non-credit
programs outlined in the spring and
summer session calendar. If you're
interested in non-credit studies of
Renaissance treasures and medieval
cities in Italy or a two-week fill of
plays in London, study abroad programs offer you that choice. The
Reading, Writing and Study Skills
Centre lists eight short courses for
improving basic skills. These courses
are open to students, those wishing to
become students, or those who just
want to have better communication
skills for personal reasons. Courses
are offered during the day, evening
or on weekends. The Language Institute, a division of the Centre for
Continuing Education, offers various
non-credit programs in English,
French and Spanish, including an
immersion program for non-francophone French teachers.
Of course, the tremendously successful Programs for Retired People,
formerly called the Senior Citizens
program, is again being offered.
People of 65 years of age and over
can take regular undergraduate
courses for credit or interest, with no
tuition fees, or they can take the
special free short courses which are
open to retired people aged 60 and
over. Gail Riddell at 228-2181, local
270, has details on Education for
Retirement Years.
Pick up a copy of the spring and
summer session calendar at the
Registrar's Office in the General
Services Administration Building, or
at Extra-Sessional Studies in the
Cecil Green Park Coach House, or at
the Records Office in the Faculty of
Continued from p. 4
8:00 p.m. MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare opens
and continues until Saturday. May 13. Dorothy Somerset
Studio. Admission. $3; students. $2. Phone 228-2678 or
228-3880 For information and reservations.
8:30 a.m. CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL ROUNDS. Prof. Harry Winner.
Medical Microbiology. Charing Cross Hospital, London,
England, on Candidiasis. Population Pediatrics Seminar
Room. Children's Hospital. 250 W. 59th Ave.
Victoria Day. University closed.
8:00 p.m. SENATE MEETING. Interested members of the University
community can attend by telephoning Frances Medley,
228-2951. Board and Senate Room, Old Administration
2:15 p.m. CONGREGATION   CEREMONIES   for   granting   of   degrees.
War Memorial Gymnasium.
CEREMONIES.   War   Memorial   Gym-
2:15 pjn. CONGREGATION   CEREMONIES.   War   Memorial   Gym
The report of President Douglas Kenny to the Senate and Board of Governors for the 1976-77 academic year is now available. To obtain a copy, call
Information Services. 228-3131.
The camp will be held from July 3 — Aug. 11 for boys and girls, ages 7-14.
There will be three sessions of two weeks each with team and individual
sports and outdoor activities. Cost, $32 per session. Physical Education Centre. For further information and application forms, call Dr. F. Alex Carre,
director. Youth Sports Camp, 228-3341.
An exhibition of the collected works of |oe David, a contemporary West
Coast artist, continues until May 31. An exhibition titled Encounter 1778:
Drawings, watercolors and sketches by John Webber at Nootka Sound, continues until June 30. 6393 N.W. Marine Dr.
For those people unable to afford a lawyer, UBC law students are offering
free legal advice and do-your-own divorce assistance at evening clinics
throughout the Lower Mainland. Each clinic is supervised by lawyers. For
information on time and locations of clinics, please call 228-5791 or
Operation Crossroads Africa is seeking faculty and student volunteers for
participation in its 1978 work-travel-study program in English- and French-
speaking countries in Africa. 1978 dates for the program are July 2 to Sept.
2, preceded by an orientation period beginning June 27. Further information
is available from Dr. Colin Smith, International House, or from the organization's headquarters. 150-Fifth Ave., New York. N.Y. 10011.
UBC Reports/April 6, 1978/3 NEXT WEEK AT UBC
3:00 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. Whaling and the west
coast people; a slide presentation on the technology and
typology by Alan Hoover, assistant curator of ethnology,
B.C. Provincial Museum. 6393 N.W. Marine Dr.
9:30 a.m.        ANATOMY    SEMINAR.    Dr.    Edmund    A.    MacKinnon,
Anatomy,    Queen's    University,    Kingston,    Ont.,    on
Chromosome Imagery: Myth, Fact, and Fallacy. Room 300Q,
Block B, Medical Sciences Building.
12:30 p.m.       CANCER RESEARCH SEMINAR. Lan Wei, Cancer Research
Centre, UBC, on The Induction of DNA and Chromosomal
Damage by Reducing Agents. Library, Block B, Medical
Sciences Building.
4:00 p.m.        GEOPHYSICS   AND   ASTRONOMY   SEMINAR.   Dr.   Peter
Conti, University of Colorado, on Mass Loss in Early Type
Stars. Room 318, Hennings Building.
8:00 p.m.        ARCHEOLOGY LECTURE. Dr. Larisa Bonfante, New York
University, on The Etruscans in Northern Italy. Museum of
Anthropology, 6393 N,W. Marine Dr.
Pediatrics, Centre for Developmental Medicine, on Some
Aspects of Cyclic GMP Involvement in Cellular Regulations.
Centre for Developmental Medicine, 811 W. 10th Ave.
PHARMACOLOGY SEMINAR. Dr. Max M. Cohen, Surgery,
UBC, on Prostaglandins: Precis of Progress and Prospects.
Room 114, Block C, Medical Sciences Building.
Bernard Matkowsky, Engineering Sciences and Applied
Mathematics, Northwestern University, on Propagation of a
Pulsating Reaction Front in Solid Fuel Combustion. Room
105, Mathematics Building.
CHRISTIAN OUTREACH small group bible study with Peter
David, pastor, Shiloh Youth Revival Centres. Room 200,
Scarfe Building.
9:00 a.m. MEDICAL GRAND ROUNDS. Dr. Alan B. Thomson, Internal
Medicine and Gastroenterology, University of Alberta
Hospital, Edmonton, on Newer Aspects of Inflammatory
Bowel Disease. Lecture Hall B, Vancouver General Hospital.
11:30 a.m. BIOCHEMICAL DISEASES ROUNDS. Dr. Robert Kivlichan
on Cystic Fibrosis. Division of Population Pediatrics,
Children's Hospital, 250 W. 59th Ave.
12:30 p.m. SZCZECIN CHOIR OF POLAND, with conductor Jan
Szyrocki. performs Traditional and Modern Polish Works.
Recital Hall, Music Building.
of Hydrogen Monolayers on Graphoil. Room 318, Hennings
4:30 p.m. BIOMEMBRANE GROUP SEMINAR. Dr. Russell Greig,
Pathology. UBC. on The Search for Biological Glue: Proposed Mechanisms for Intercellular Adhesion. Lecture Hall
1, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
9:00 a.m. PEDIATRICS GRAND ROUNDS. Dr. B. Walker, Nutrition.
University of Guelph. Ont., on B Vitamins and Essential Fatty
Acids in Development. Lecture Hall B. Heather Pavilion,
Vancouver General Hospital.
1:00 p.m. GENETIC SEMINAR. Dr. B. Poland and Dr. B. Ho-Yuen on Endocrine Profile in High Risk Pregnancy. Conference room,
fourth floor. Health Centre for Children, 715 W. 12th Ave.
Chemical Engineering, Technion Israel Institute of
Technology, on Renovating Water Pipes: A Novel Method
Based on CaC03 Deposition. Room 206, Chemical Engineering Building.
Jerry Domer, and with soloist Marguerite Noye, soprano,
performs Music of Giannini, Tchaikowsky and R. Strauss.
Recital Hall, Music Building.
3:00 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY honors the basket makers
of the West Coast. Demonstration and reception. 6393 N.W.
Marine Dr.
12:30 p.m. CANCER RESEARCH SEMINAR. Walter McDonald, Cancer
Control Agency of B.C. and Medicine, UBC, on Epidemiology
of Gastro-Intestinal Cancer. Library. Block B, Medical
Sciences Building.
3:30 p.m. PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICS. Prof. David Bohm, Birkbeck College, University of London, on The Implicate Order: A New
Mode of Description in Physics. Blue Room, Arts One
4:00 p.m. BIOCHEMICAL SEMINAR. Dr. David Silbert. Biochemistry.
Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., on Toward Modification of Membrane Lipid Structures with Selective Functional Effects on Cells. Lecture Hall 3, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
9:00 p.m. UBC PUBLIC AFFADIS presented by the Centre for Continuing Education, UBC. This week's program is on A Right to
Privacy? — The Lie Detector Test. Guest speaker is Dr.
James Dybikowski, Philosophy, UBC, and president, B.C.
Civil Liberties Association. Host. Gerald Savory. Channel 10,
Vancouver Cablevision.
12 noon ACADEMIC WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION Buffet Lunch. Salons
A, B and C, Faculty Club.
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Centre for Developmental
Medicine, on Maternal and Fetal Tissue P02 in a Pregnant
Ewe. Centre for Developmental Medicine, 811 W. 10th Ave.
8:00 p.m. SENATE MEETING. Interested members of the University
community welcome. Telephone Frances Medley, 228-2951.
Board and Senate Room. Old Administration Building.
9:00 a.m. PSYCHIATRY SE1VIINAR. Prof. Ernest G. Poser, Psychology.
McGill University, on Is Obesity a Disorder of Conditioning?
Lecture Theatre, Health Sciences Centre Hospital.
1:00 p.m. GENETICS SEMINAR. Dr. R. Reeves on Chromatin Structure
and the Activity of Genes. Conference room, fourth floor.
Health Centre for Children, 715 W. 12th Ave.
3:00 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. The West Coast wolf
ritual: an illustrated talk which will examine one of the major rituals of the West Coast people, a century after Cook, by
Susan Moogk, museum anthropologist. 6393 N.W. Marine
11:30 a.m. ANNUAL TREE PLANTING CEREMONY by the graduating
class of 1978. Fairview Grove, Main Mall.
12:30 p.m. CANCER RESEARCH SEMINAR. Hulbert Silver. Cancer Control Agency of B.C., on Tumor Associated Antigens as
Markers of Cancer Growth. Library. Block B, Medical
Sciences Building.
FACULTY GOLF TOURNAMENT and dinner. Morning tee-
off at the University Golf Course; dinner at the Faculty Club.
Call Dick Hansen, Faculty Club manager. 6507, for more information.
4:30 p.m. COMPUTING LECTURE. Dr. J.M. Kennedy, director of UBC's
computing facilities, on Expected Developments in Administrative and Research Computing at UBC in the Next 10
Years. Room 425, Angus Building.
3:00 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. School students analyze
the phenomena of Sasquatch and other Humanoid Monsters.
6393 N.W. Marine Dr.
4:30 p.m. BIOCHEMICAL SEMINAR. Dr. Fred Sanger, Nobel laureate,
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England,
on Recent Studies on Sequence of DNA. Lecture Hall 1.
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
Continued inside
4/UBC Reports/April 6, 1978


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