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 Volume 29, Number 13
July 20, 1983
President expresses concern over Bill 3;
UCBC meets next week on grant allocations
UBC's murky financial picture for the
current fiscal year may be clarified
somewhat next week when the Universities
Council of B.C. meets to consider the
distribution of operating funds for
Council chairman Dr. William C.
Gibson told UBC Reports that a delegation
will visit Victoria this week in the hope of
obtaining detailed information on how
much money is available to fund the
university system, which began its current
fiscal year on April 1.
A regular meeting of the Council is
scheduled for Monday, July 25, Dr. Gibson
UBC's acting vice-president finance,
Allen Baxter, said preliminary and
unconfirmed figures indicate that the ->.
provincial budget includes a global grant
of $300,993,292 for the B.C. university
system as a whole.
"This is exactly the same amount of
money that the government provided for
the system in the 1982-83 fiscal year after
a reduction of $12 million from the
government's originally announced grant of
$312,993,292," Mr. Baxter said.
He also pointed out that last year's grant
figure included $8,342,405 for expansion of
the undergraduate program in UBC's
medical school.
"We have asked the Universities Council
to take the medical school expansion
program specifically into account when it is
considering the distribution of funds for
1983-84," Mr. Baxter said.
UBC's financial picture becomes even
more uncertain in relation to another
category of the budget, labelled simply
"Operating Grants — Other."
In 1982-83, the provincial government
allocated a total of $14,472,000 under this
heading. Preliminary and unconfirmed
information indicates that about $13.7
million is allocated under this heading for
"A whole range of miscellaneous items
for the ministry was included in this
category in 1982-83," Mr. Baxter said. "It
included funding for the expansion of
engineering programs, the library RECON
project and non-metropolitan programs at
all three universities, plus industrial
education teacher training and health care
teaching costs that apply only to UBC.
Other items not specific to the universities
were also included, such as the Open
Learning Institute, the Knowledge Network
and the David Thompson University Centre
in Nelson.
"There have been no indications from
Victoria which programs and projects will
be funded under this category in 1983-84.
If any of the programs which last year
received specific funding are not similarly
funded for the current fiscal year, it may
have a bearing on what will be funded out
of the general operating grant."
Turning to capital grants, Mr. Baxter
said the University is equally unclear about
what funds will be available in 1983-84 for
the purchase of new equipment ($2 million
in 1982-83 for the system), for public
works and renovations ($4 million for the
system in 1982-83) and for new building
Prof. Christopher Brion . . . wins Biely prize. (Story, Page 3)
Gov't, UCBC, universities work
on master plan for development
B.C.'s three public universities, the
provincial government and the Universities
Council of B.C. have agreed to mount a
strategic planning project aimed at
creating a master plan for the future
development of B.C.'s university system.
In addition to defining the future roles
of each university, the project will aim at
developing strategies that will enable the
university system to achieve its objectives
and make the "best use of the available
educational dollars," according to UCBC
secretary Lee Southern.
Overseeing the project will be a
management committee made up of
representatives of UCBC, the chairmen of
the Boards of Governors and the presidents
of UBC, UVic and SFU, officials of the
Ministries of Education and Universities,
Science and Communications, senior
members of the provincial Treasury Board
and the Open Learning Institute.
The total membership on the project
management committee is not expected to
number more than 20 people, Mr.
Southern said.
Agreement in principle to proceed with
the project and begin a search for a project
manager was arrived at during a late-June
meeting involving representatives of UCBC,
the provincial government and the
The first order of business to be
undertaken will be the creation of a data
base from which a factual, overview
description of the B.C. university system
will be developed.
It's intended that the data base will be
used to evaluate the B.C. university system
as a component of the Canadian higher
education system, to identify educational
trends, understand social impacts and
develop an understanding of the system's
historic and current status.
Other aspects of the project include:
• A review of the evolution of each B.C.
university from a system perspective,
Please turn to Page 2
UBC's president, Dr. K. George
Pedersen, met with provincial government
officials in Victoria this week to voice his
concerns about the proposed legislation
known as Bill 3, the Public Sector
Restraint Act.
Bill 3, one of 26 bills unveiled following
the July 7 provincial budget speech,
empowers public sector employers,
including universities, to terminate
employees "without cause."
The effect of the bill is to abolish tenure
for both union and non-union public sector
employees at all levels of the organization.
The bill provides that where a public
sector employer is bound by a collective
agreement in force on July 7, the employer
does not have the power to terminate an
employee until the collective agreement
However, the bill precludes the
renegotiation of tenure.
In addition, the act provides that the
government "may establish an equitable
and consistent scheme for compensating
senior management in the public sector."
Dr. Pedersen, in a statement issued late
last week, said he was "quite shocked at
the apparent prospect that the legislation
may alter in a fundamental way the
traditional employee relationships that have
long existed in universities here and
"In the case of this University," he
continued, "it cannot be argued that such
dismissal procedures are necessary in order
to satisfy the current restraint program. All
of our collective agreements relating to
support staff make provision for employee
lay-off in the case of fiscal exigency."
The agreement between the University
and its Faculty Association on conditions of
employment for faculty also contains a
clause dealing with financial exigency.
It calls for negotiation by collective
bargaining on the criteria and procedures
for any alteration in the conditions of
appointment of any faculty member
because of financial exigency.
Some negotiations between the
Administration and the Faculty Association
have been held to discuss the criteria and
procedures that wiH apply in the event of
lay-offs resulting from financial exigency,
but no agreement has been reached.
Dr. Pedersen, in his statement of last
week on Bill 3, said that "tenure is a time-
honored concept that enables a faculty
member to carry out research and to teach
without fear of external pressures and
"It is a provisiori about which there is
often debate, but clearly its continuance or
abolition should be in the context of its
merits and not on the basis of fiscal
Dr. Pedersen also took issue with
provincial universities minister Dr. Patrick
McGeer, who last week said the removal of
tenure would not affect the University's
ability to attract new faculty members.
"I am very much concerned," Dr.
Pedersen said, "that this proposed
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See LEGISLATION UBC Reports July 20, 1983
Prof. Axel Meisen of UBC's Department
of Chemical Engineering and associate
dean of the Faculty of Applied Science has
been elected a director of the Canadian
Society for Chemical Engineering. He also
recently became a member of the
accreditation board of the Canadian
Council of Professional Engineers. The
board accredits university engineering
programs across Canada.
Cambridge University Press recently
published a book by two UBC members on
the automated production of three
dimensional curved figures — such as a
model of a human limb — by a machine
guided by a computer. Sculptured Surfaces
in Engineering and Medicine was written
by Prof. James P. Duncan, former head
of the Department of Mechanical
Engineering, and Ms. Susan G. Mair,
analyst in the Computing Centre.
Dr. Robert W. Priddy, a member of
the Department of Oral Medicine, is the
1983 recipient of the Canadian Fund for
Dental Education Fellowship.
This award is offered annually to an
established teacher in one of the Canadian
faculties of dentistry to refresh and extend
his/her knowledge in any field of dental
education and research.
The $2,500 award, sponsored by
Warner-Lambert Canada Ltd., will allow
Dr. Priddy to attend a British Council
course "Diagnostic Problems in Oral
Pathology" at the University of Sheffield,
In addition, Dr. Priddy will be visiting
several other dental schools in Britain to
undertake research in epidemiological
aspects of oral cancer.
$10,800 each
for 53 grads
A total of 53 UBC graduates have each
received doctoral fellowships worth up to
$10,800 from the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council of Canada
for study at Canadian or foreign
In addition, a total of 25 graduates of
other Canadian universities have indicated
that they will enrol at UBC in 1983-84 for
doctoral studies under the same SSHRC
awards program.
Some of the UBC graduates have
received first-time awards, while others
were the recipients of renewal awards to
enable them to continue their studies at
UBC or another university.
Nationally, the SSHRC this year
awarded a total of $10.8 million to 1,006
graduate students to pursue studies in the
humanities and social sciences.
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Libby likes freedom... and view
Libby Kay, co-ordinator of publicity and
publications in UBC's Office of Extra-
Sessional Studies, says one of the things she
has enjoyed most since joining UBC nine
years ago is the encouragement she's
received to try new ideas.
"A job is more interesting, and I think
people work harder if they're given the
freedom to inject their own thoughts and
ideas on how work should be carried out,"
she says.
Libby is responsible for the advertising
of UBC's spring and summer sessions, and
for late afternoon and evening classes
during the regular winter session.
"In addition to the usual ads that go to
local newspapers and magazines, this year
I'm experimenting by advertising for the
1984 summer session in the New York
Times. The Times reaches a lot of people
— it has a circulation of 4.5 million —
and I'm hoping to attract people who want
to have a holiday in the summer, but have
to use the time to take courses. UBC is the
perfect place to combine both."
Libby has also taken over the coordination of an insert that goes into the
Vancouver Sun twice a year which
incorporates advertising from different
departments and facilities on campus into
one complete package.
"It was orginally initiated when mailing
costs went up, and many offices on campus
couldn't afford to send out extensive
mailings any more," she says. "But I think
it's more visually appealing than a lot of
individual spot advertising, and people get
a better picture of what's happening at
UBC as a whole."
A part of her job that causes "atleast
one crisis a week during production" is the
production of the two extra-sessional
calendars, one which comes out in March
for the spring and summer sessions and one
which appears in July for the winter
"Usually my hours are pretty flexible and
I'm in about 8 or 8:30 in the morning,"
says Libby. "But during calendar
production my working day is a lot
About six years ago, Libby initiated the
idea of having a graphic "theme" for each
calendar, featuring a campus department
or facility.
Libby Kay
She has featured the Museum of
Anthropology, the art department in the
Faculty of Education, the Botanical
Garden, the theatre department and the
Asian Centre among others. The most
recent issue, for the 1983/84 winter session,
highlights the historical costume collection
in the School of Home Economics.
Libby describes her educational and
working background as extremely varied.
"I studied art in California for eight years
with the thought of using art as therapy
with mentally ill people. But I had some
experience with it on a volunteer basis and
decided it wasn't what I wanted to do.
"Then I enrolled in California State
College and earned a degree in English
and got my teaching credentials. I taught
Student aid slashed by gov't
The provincial government has allocated
only $14.6 million for the B.C. Student
Assistance Program this year, a cut of $10
million from last year's total.
The criteria for determining
independent status have also been altered,
so that fewer students qualify in this
including accomplishments, strengths,
limitations and restraints;
• Preparation by each university of a
mission statement which will include
material on who it serves, what it does and
how it accomplishes it, as well as a short
statement of principle.
• Development of statements setting out
the goals and objectives for each institution
and the system which will set out what they
intend to become and how they intend to
get there;
• Clarification and development of
policies for the universities, UCBC and
provincial ministries that are consistent
with the goals and objectives for the
universities and the system; and
• Development of strategies outlining
how the universities or the system will
develop in future with respect to intended
program trends; program growth, selection
and deletion; and the organization,
legislation and funding required to achieve
Mr. Southern told UBC Reports that the
basic input for the study will come from
the universities. "In large measure, we have
to rely on each institution to inform us
about their activities and indicate what it is
they think they can do best."
The final step of the project will be a
synthesis of the input from the
organizations which make up the project
management committee, which will make
recommendations to the full Universities
Mr. Southern emphasized that UCBC
has "no preconceived idea" about the plan
which will result from the project. He said
a tentative schedule for the project calls for
its completion by the end of 1984.
In addition, the 'straight loan' portion of
student assistance has been increased to
$2,300 from $1,200. A student qualifying
for $3,000 in assistance will receive a
$2,300 federal loan, and a $350/$350
bursary/loan split. Only the bursary
portion is non-repayable. Last year, the
initial loan would have been $1,200, with a
$900/$900 additional split.
Meanwhile, the future of the Work
Study Program, under which students are
paid for part-time work, remains
uncertain. The provincial government
contributed $181,000 to the program last
year, and the University put up $250,000.
There has been no official word on the
government's plans for the program this
year. The Board of Governors has
authorized President George Pedersen, in
consultation with table officers of the
Board of Governors, to make allocations to
the Work Study Program as he sees fit in
the light of provisions for the B.C.
Student Assistance Program and the
1983-84 operating grant.
at the high school and college levels for a
while, but campuses in the late 1960s were,
to say the least, rather exciting places to be
and I decided that gazing at students
through a haze of tear gas wasn't for me
either and I ended my teaching career for
a time.
"When we moved to Vancouver I
attended UBC and got my B.C. teaching
credentials and then completed a master's
degree from my home university in
California. At the time, there was an
opening for a job at UBC and I've been
here ever since, although my job has
evolved into different areas since then."
At home, away from the panic of
meeting deadlines, Libby relaxes by
gardening and reading. "I'm very
interested in artifical intelligence and I
read a lot of non-fiction about computer
technology. Another one of my interests is
hypnosis therapy for relaxation, something
I became involved in about 20 years ago."
Libby says one of the main advantages
she finds in working in a university
environment is the "incredible resources"
on the campus.
"I've been able to meet and get to know
a lot of people on campus, and it provides
benefits that I could never get in another
"I've met people such as David Suzuki
and learned more about their work and
I've had the advantage of being able to call
upon experts in a range of areas for
She says another bonus of the job is the
location of the Extra-Sessional Studies
Office, in what used to be the coach house
of Cecil Green Park. "We have a
magnificent view of the mountains and
water." She adds with a grin, "If anyone
tries to move us out, it will be a fight to
the death."
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legislation may reduce our ability to attract
and retain the very best scholars and
teachers. It will be very difficult if we seem
to be the only political jurisdiction in
North America to have abolished tenure
for faculty."
The president added: "While I recognize
that restraint is a defensible policy in these
difficult economic times, the possible scope
of Bill 3 may constitute a serious assault on
the autonomy under which this University
has operated since its establishment, if the
regulations are not carefully drawn."
Dr. Pedersen said he would continue to
study the bill carefully and consult widely
on its implications for the entire university
Many of Dr. Pedersen's sentiments on
Bill 3 were echoed in a statement issued
last week by spokesmen for the faculty
associations of B.C.'s three universities.
(Signing for the UBC association was Dr.
Elmer Ogryzlo, the acting association
The statement "deplored" the
introduction of Bill 3 and said the
associations were "consulting counsel about
legal challenges to the validity of the law
and are meeting with the Canadian
Association of University Teachers and
other groups to determine possible courses
of action."
Tenure, the statement says, "does not
guarantee a job for life. Incompetent
professors can and have been fired, and
the faculty associations accept the necessity
to negotiate financial exigency
arrangements with the universities, but not
to have them imposed unilaterally by the
provincial government." UBC Reports July 20, 1983
Brion gets
top UBC
Prof. Christopher Brion of UBC's
chemistry department has been named the
1983 winner of UBC's top research award,
the Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize.
Prof. Brion is a world leader in electron
impact spectroscopy — the study of the
collisions between electrons and molecules.
Using techniques and theories of electron
scattering from atomic physics, he and his
co-workers have developed new instruments
and novel experiments that have resulted
in fundamental insights in chemical
bonding and molecular electronic
structure. The work has increased basic
knowledge and also has applications in a
variety of areas including space chemistry
and physics, laser development,
thermonuclear fusion and radiation
Some of the research involved
interdisciplinary collaboration with groups
at the FOM Institute for Atomic and
Molecular Physics in Amsterdam and the
Institute for Atomic Studies at the Flinders
University of South Australia.
Prof. Brion was also the recipient of
another major award recently. He won the
Herzberg Award of the Spectroscopy
Society of Canada, which is named in
honor of Dr. Gerhard Herzberg of the
National Research Council in Ottawa,
winner of the 1971 Nobel Prize for
The $1,000 Biely prize was established
by George Biely, a well-known figure in the
B.C. construction industry, in honor of his
brother, Prof. Jacob Biely, an
internationally-known poultry scientist
whose association with UBC spanned half a
century and who died in June, 1981.
New tennis
centre will
have 'bubble'
UBC has joined together with Canada's
national tennis body to establish a training
centre for top tennis athletes in the western
The Western Canadian Tennis Training
Centre will be located on the playing field
behind the Osborne Centre on the UBC
campus, and will be operated jointly by the
University and the Canadian Tennis
Association (Tennis Canada).
UBC's Board of Governors, at its
meeting on July 7, approved the
construction of four tennis courts which are
expected to be complete by September.
Under an agreement signed by Tennis
Canada and UBC, Tennis Canada is
donating a $250,000 "bubble" roof for the
centre. UBC has put up $100,000 for the
construction of the four tennis courts and
the installation and maintenance of the
roof. The University will recover the capital
cost over three years through revenue from
the centre.
Dr. Robert Hindmarch, director of
Athletics and Sport Services at UBC, said
that UBC and Tennis Canada would have
equal use of the courts.
"Tennis Canada will be using the centre
as a regional training facility to develop
elite, high-performance young players.
They are bringing in several top coaches
for this purpose.
"The University, for its part, will open
the courts to UBC tennis teams, physical
education classes, students and the public,
and will conduct tennis classes for the
public in the centre."
Rental fees for the courts will be $8 an
hour during the morning and $10 in the
afternoon and evening. The centre will
operate 12-hour days, seven days a week.
Dr. Hindmarch pointed out that although
fees are not charged for other courts on
campus, the new training centre differed in
that it was an all-weather, indoor facility,
available for use year round.
David McLean
David McLean
elected BoG
Vancouver lawyer David G.A. McLean
has been elected chairman of UBC's
15-member Board of Governors.
Mr. McLean, who has been a member of
the Board since 1980, will take up his
duties as Board chairman on Sept. 1. He
succeeds Dr. Leslie Peterson, Q.C., who
has been chairman for the past four years
and who will continue as a Board member.
Mr. McLean, who has served as
chairman of the Board's property
committee for the past two years, is a
senior partner in the Vancouver law firm
of McLean, Hungerford and Simon.
A native of Edmonton, Mr. McLean is a
graduate of the University of Alberta,
where he was awarded the degrees of
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. He
was a lecturer in UBC's law faculty from
1975 to 1978 and has chaired and co-
chaired a number of continuing legal
education seminars sponsored by UBC.
Mr. McLean has also chaired a number
of committees for the Vancouver Board of
Trade and was a member of the economic
advisory board for the City of Vancouver
from 1978 to 1980.
Mr. McLean was elected chairman of
the Board at its meeting on July 7. The
University Act gives the Board the power to
elect its own chairman.
Lornex, Utah
donate computers
Two B.C. mining companies have
donated two computer systems worth more
than $400,000 to UBC's Department of
Mining and Mineral Process Engineering.
Utah Mines and Lornex Mines have
donated supervisory computer control
The gifts were made to encourage
students to study mining and mineral
process engineering and further the well-
being of the department.
Prof. Andrew L. Mular of the
department, who teaches strategies of
mineral process control, said the
equipment is a valuable addition.
"Until now our control course has been
solely a lecture course because we just
didn't have the equipment to set up a lab,"
Prof. Mular said.
"Now that we have the hardware, we
will be able to put together a lab section in
the near future."
Director, five new
heads appointed
The appointments of a new director for
the Centre for Transportation Studies in
the Faculty of Graduate Studies as well as
five new UBC department heads have been
approved by the Board of Governors.
The new director of the transportation
studies centre is Prof. Trevor Heaver,
previously the centre's associate director.
New UBC department heads are: Prof.
George McWhirter, Creative Writing in the
Faculty of Arts; Dr. Krishan Srivastava,
Electrical Engineering in the Faculty of
Applied Science; Prof. Ronald MacGregor,
Visual and Performing Arts and Prof.
Lawrence Downey, Administrative, Adult
and Higher Education, both in the Faculty
of Education; and Dr. John Graham,
Agricultural Economics in the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences.
Prof. Trevor Heaver, the new director of
the Centre for Transportation Studies, has
been a UBC faculty member since 1960
and also holds an appointment as
chairman of the Division of Transportation
in UBC's Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration.
The transportation studies centre, which
is a part of UBC's Faculty of Graduate
Studies, is an inter-disciplinary body which
assists faculty and students in their
academic work in the field of
It also sponsors an active seminar and
publications program and has undertaken
some major research projects for the
federal and provincial governments,
including a study which recommended the
port of Prince Rupert as the optimal route
for the export of coal from northeastern
Prof. Heaver says he looks forward to
closer contact with industry and
government to identify basic research
projects which the centre could undertake.
"This is a most challenging time to take
on the role of director of the centre," he
said. "The number of faculty working on
transportation problems has increased
significantly and many are well known
"The opportunities for transportation
research are much greater than a decade
ago and will be enhanced by Expo '86, the
transportation world's fair to be held in
Prof. Heaver is also serving as chairman
of the fourth World Conference on
Transportation Research, also scheduled
for Vancouver in 1986. The triennial
conference has been held in Rotterdam,
London and Hamburg in the past.
Prof. Heaver has been associated with
the administration and research program
of the Centre for Transportation Studies
since it was established in 1970 under the
directorship of Prof. Karl Ruppenthal, who
has retired after a 12-year teaching and
research career at UBC.
Prof. George McWhirter, Canadian
author and faculty member at UBC since
1970, became the new head of the creative
writing department on July 1.
Since joining the creative writing
department in 1970, Prof. McWhirter has
taken an active role in its daily operation,
serving as chairman of the curriculum
committee, advisory editor of the
department's literary magazine PRISM
International, acting as a liaison with the
Faculty of Education and the Ministry of
Education, organizing public programs and
advising students.
Prof. McWhirter holds a Bachelor of
Arts degree in English language and
literature and a Diploma in Education
from Queen's University in Belfast. He
taught at the secondary school and
university levels in Ireland and Spain
before coming to UBC, where he earned a
Master of Arts degree in 1970.
He is widely known in Canada and
Ireland as a poet and short story writer.
His works include Catalan Poems,
Bodyworks, Queen of the Sea, The Island
Man, God's Eye and Coming to Grips with
Lucy, as well as numerous radio plays and
inclusions in anthologies.
Dr. Krishan Srivastava, a faculty
member at the University of Waterloo since
1966, becomes the new head of UBC's
Department of Electrical Engineering on
Sept. 1.
Prof. Srivastava is an expert in the field
of high voltage engineering and was
responsible for the formation at Waterloo
of the most advanced high voltage research
group at any Canadian university. His
other research interests include electrical
insulation engineering and the study of
gaseous discharges.
Prof. Srivastava was educated at Agra
and Roorkee Universities in India and the
University of Glasgow, and has served since
1955 in a range of capacities at universities
and in industry in India, Britain and
North America.
Prof. Ronald MacGregor took over
duties as the new head of the Department
of Visual and Performing Arts in
Education on July 1. Prof. MacGregor,
who came to UBC from the University of
Alberta last year, is known internationally
for his expertise in art education.
He was one of two Canadians elected to
the council for policy studies in art
education of the National Art Education
Association and is currently senior editor of
that association's research journal, Studies
in Art Education.
Prof. MacGregor holds a bachelor's
degree in education from UBC, a Master
of Education degree from the University of
Alberta and a Ph.D from the University of
Oregon. He spent several years as a high
school teacher in South Africa and
England and as an elementary and high
school teacher in Canada before joining
the University of Alberta in 1967.
Dr. John Graham became head of the
Department of Agricultural Economics in
the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences on
June 1. He has been a member of the UBC
faculty since 1972.
A native of South Africa, Dr. Graham
earned science degrees at the bachelor and
master's levels at the University of Natal in
South Africa. He worked as a regional
economist for the Department of
Agricultural Technical Services, South
Africa, and later taught at the University
of Natal.
He joined Purdue University in Indiana
in 1969 as a research assistant and received
a doctoral degree from that university in
Dr. Graham's research interests include
the fields of quantitative economics,
operations research methods, interregional
competition and spatial equilibrium
analysis and demand and supply analysis.
Prof. Lawrence Downey, an expert in
the field of policy research in education,
became the new head of the Department of
Administrative, Adult and Higher
Education in UBC's Faculty of Education
on July 1.
Prof. Downey was involved for more
than ten years in the B.C. school system,
both as a teacher and principal. In 1959
he joined the faculty of the University of
Chicago and the following year joined the
University of Alberta, where he was head
of the Department of Secondary
He was chairman of the Centre for the
Study of Administration at UBC from 1965
until 1968, when he left to become director
of the Alberta Human Resources Research
In 1972 he formed a private consulting
firm in Edmonton which was largely
concerned with policy development projects
for the Alberta government. He rejoined
the UBC faculty in 1975.
A UBC Reports July 20, 1983
Calendar Deadlines
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10, material must be submitted not later than
4 p.m. July 28. Send notices to Information
Services, 6328 Memorial Rd. (Old
Administration Building). For further
information, call 228-3131.
Early Music Recital.
Nigel Rogers, with Robert Kohnen,
harpsichord; Ray Nurse, lute; and Nan
Mackie, viola da gamba. For ticket
information, call 228-3113. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 8 p.m.
Music for Summer Evenings.
An all-Brahms Concert featuring Phyllis
Mailing, mezzo soprano; John Loban,
violin; Lee Duckies, cello; and Lee Kum
Sing, piano. Admission is free. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
Early Music Recital.
Bernard Lagace, organist performs the
music of Frescobaldi and contemporaries.
For ticket information, call 228-3113.
Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
Psychology Colloquium.
Recognizing in Context. Dr. Michael S.
Humphreys, Psychology, University of
Queensland. Room 212, Angus Building.
3:30 p.m.
AMS Film.
Raiders of the Lost Ark. Admission is $2.
Continues on Friday, July 29. Auditorium,
Student Union Building. 7:30 and
9:40 p.m.
Music for Summer Evenings.
Roger Cole, oboe; Camille Churchfield,
flute; and Arlie Thompson, piano.
Admission is free. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 8 p.m.
Early Music Recital.
Music of the Late French Baroque. Robert
Kohnen, harpsichord; Janet See, baroque
flute; Monica Huggett, baroque violin; and
Sarah Cunningham, viola da gamba. For
ticket information, call 228-3113. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
Music for Summer Evenings.
Gene Ramsbottom, clarinet; Yeugeny
Osadchy, cello; and Melinda Coffey,
piano. Admission is free. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 8 p.m.
Adult Education Lecture.
Human Resource Development and its
Education Consequences. Dr. Hans
Schutze, Centre for Educational Research,
Paris. Room 1, Adult Education Centre,
5760 Toronto Road. 6 p.m.
UBC won't dismiss Luitjens
UBC President George Pedersen will not
recommend to the Board of Governors that
it dismiss Jacob Luitjens, a senior
instructor in the Department of Botany.
A request for Mr. Luitjens' immediate
dismissal from the UBC faculty was made
last week in a telex sent to President
Pedersen and UBC Chancellor J.V. Clyne
by the Simon Wisenthal Centre in Los
Angeles, which alleges that Mr. Luitjens is
a war criminal who collaborated with the
Nazis in Holland during the Second World
In commenting on the telex, President
Pedersen said UBC's own agreement with
its Faculty Association on conditions of
appointment for faculty and the Human
Rights Code of B.C. are serious obstacles
to a recommendation for dismissal.
Under its agreement with the Faculty
Association, Prof. Pedersen said, dismissal
can only be for cause and can take place
only after a lengthy procedure.
He also cited two clauses of Section 8 of
the B.C. Human Rights Code, which
provides that "no employer shall refuse . . .
to continue to employ . . . (a) person . . .
unless reasonable cause exists for the
refusal"; and "a conviction for a criminal
. . . charge shall not constitute reasonable
cause unless the charge relates to the
occupation or employment ... of a
Under these circumstances, the president
said, "I am certain that it can be
appreciated that it would be difficult for
me to recommend to the Board of
Governors . . . that Mr. Luitjens'
appointment be terminated."
The question of Mr. Luitjens' extradition
to Holland is a matter to be dealt with by
the Dutch and Canadian governments, Dr.
Bus loop ready for
start of new term
Work is expected to be completed by the
end of August on the new bus loop at East
Mall and University Boulevard.
The $270,000 project, paid for by B.C.
Transit, is being constructed by Columbia
There will be four loading islands within
the loop. Buses that now turn around on
University Boulevard will use the new loop.
Pedersen said. In May of this year,
Canada's solicitor general, Robert Kaplan,
wrote to UBC's then president, Dr. Douglas
Kenny, to say that the federal justice
department had concluded that Mr.
Luitjens was not extraditable under the
existing treaty between Canada and
Holland on the charge on which he was
found guilty in Holland in 1948.
New exhibition
at museum
More than 100 artifacts used in the
spectacular dance dramas of the Kawkiutl
Indians of central B.C. will be featured in
the exhibit The Copper that Came from
Heaven: Dance Dramas of the
Kwakwaka'wakw, which opens at the UBC
Museum of Anthropology on July 22.
The exhibit was produced jointly by the
Museum of Anthropology, the
Nuyumbalees Society of Cape Mudge, the
British Columbia Provincial Museum and a
curatorial team from the U'mista Cultural
Centre in Alert Bay.
Elaborate dances, theatrical
performances, speeches, feasts and the
distribution of gifts are central to the
ceremonial transfer of privileges and rights
within the social order of the central
Kwakiutl Indians, known as the
Kwakwaka'wakw. Objects in the exhibit are
presented in the sequence in which they
would be used in the actual ceremonies.
The exhibit continues until April, 1984.
For details, call 228-5087.
AMS Film.
Chariots of Fire. Admission is $2.
Continues on Friday, Aug. 5. Auditorium,
Student Union Building. 7:30 and
9:40 p.m.
Music for Summer Evenings.
Frederick Nelson, violin; Robert Rogers,
piano. Admission is free. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 8 p.m.
Faculty Club Barbecue.
Cook-your-own steak and salmon barbecue.
For reservations, call 228-2708. Faculty
Club. 5:30 p.m.
Notices . . .
Intensive Language Programs
Three-week intensive programs in French,
Spanish and Japanese will start Aug. 2. For
more information, please call 228-2181
local 227, Language Programs and
Services, Centre for Continuing Education.
Correspondence Courses
The new issue of the Guided Independent
Study calendar supplement 1983/1984 is
now available. If you would like a copy,
please contact Guided Independent Study,
228-4233, or drop by the Centre for
Continuing Education, Room 303, Duke
Glen Isaac
gets Heritage
Glen Isaac, a student in UBC's archival
studies program, was recently awarded the
Willard Ireland Scholarship by the British
Columbia Heritage Trust, a provincial-
government body. The $7,500 scholarship
is given to a student undertaking studies in
the area of archival studies or the history
of British Columbia.
The Vancouver Centennial Bibliography
project, which is located in the Special
Collections Division of the UBC Library,
has also received funding from the B.C.
Heritage Trust.
Members of the division involved in the
project were able to employ a student for
the summer through a grant from B.C.
Heritage Trust.
The project, which began last year
through a grant from the Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Council, is
creating an on-line data base of material
about Vancouver to celebrate the city's
100th birthday in 1986. A computerized
system has been developed which will list
all books, photographs, manuscripts,
microform, data files, films, sound and
video recordings relating to Vancouver.
The on-line data base is a joint project
between the Vancouver Historical Society
and the UBC Library.
The Special Collections Division also
received a grant from the B.C. Heritage
Trust which made possible the hiring of a
summer student to organize the O.H.
Solibakke papers. Solibakke was the fiscal
agent and a director of the Cariboo Gold
Quartz Mine of Wells, B.C. and a
prominent figure in B.C. mining from
1927 until his death in 1964.
SUBway Customers . . .
For the period of July 23 to Aug. 11,
SUBway cafeteria will be servicing visitors
on campus for the World Council of
Churches. In order that large numbers of
people may be served, there will be
changes in the style of service and the
menu. Full meals will be available at the
following prices: Breakfast — $3.75,
Lunch - $5.50, Dinner - $7.50. The
sandwich bar, salad bar and grill will be
closed during this period. Customers may
purchase other food items a la carte.
Other food services will be open the
following hours, Monday to Friday: Yum
Yum's at the Auditorium — 7:45 a.m. to
3:30 p.m., EDibles - 7:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m., Arts 200 — 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,
Barn Coffee Shop — 7:45 a.m. to 3:30
p.m., Bus Stop Coffee Shop — 7:45 a.m.
to 4 p.m., IRC Snack Bar — 8:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. and Ponderosa Snack Bar
— 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Campus Tours
Guided tours of the UBC campus —
geared to a particular group's interests —
can be arranged by calling Information
Services at 228-3131. Public events
information is available at the same
number 24 hours a day (recorded after 5
Continuing Ed
spotting whales
A whale-spotting expedition to the
Blackfish Sound-Robson Bight region off
the Northeast coast of Vancouver Island
has been organized by UBC's Centre for
Continuing Education.
The expedition, which takes place Aug.
19 through 23, will be led by Dr. William
Austin, a marine biologist from the
Khoyatan Marine Laboratory. He will
instruct participants about the wildlife and
coastal forests in the area as well as marine
life. The excursion includes a visit to the
Nimpkish Band museum in JBtlWWy*"""""".
The expedition will operate out of a base
camp at Telegraph Cove, near Port
McNeill. Tent accommodation is provided.
The $390 fee includes tuition,
accommodation, launch transportation and
Participants are expected to make their
own way to Port McNeill, but the Centre
for Continuing Education is co-ordinating
car pools and assisting with travel
arrangements. For more information, call
228-2181, local 207 or 219.
Dentistry rated
near top in survey
UBC's Faculty of Dentistry was 20th in
research productivity among the dental ■
schools of the world, in a survey published
in a recent issue of the Journal of Dental
The study covered the number of
presentations made by dental schools at
meetings of the International Association
for Dental Research and the American
Association for Dental Research between
1970 and 1981.
During the period about 690 institutions
from 49 countries participated. UBC's
Faculty of Dentistry ranked 20th and the
University of Toronto's 18th in 1981, the
last year of the survey.
UBC Reports is published every second
Wednesday by Information Services,
UBC. 6S28 Memorial Road,
Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1VV5.
Telephone 228-3131. Al Hunter,
editor. Lorie Chortyk, associate editor.
Jim Banham, contributing editor.


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