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Volume 33 Number 1, January 8, 1987
Board may raise fees
UBC's Board of Governors will consider a proposal to
increase undergraduate fees by an average of 4 per cent when
it next meets on Jan. 29.
The fee increase proposal was introduced at the Board's
December meeting. If approved, the new tuition fee schedule
would be effective on April 1, when UBC's 1987-88 fiscal year
The present per-unit tuition fee of $88 would, increase to $92
per unit and apply to most programs in Arts, Science,
Commerce and Education. This would result in normal-load
fees (15 units) of $1,380 in Arts, first-year Commerce, Education and Science.
UBC's highest undergraduate degree fees in 1987-88 would
be the $2,380 paid by students in Medicine and Dentistry.
Some other proposed fees for undergraduate degree programs are (current year fees in brackets):
Agricultural Sciences — first year $1,666 ($1,602), other
years $1,785 ($1,716); Engineering — $1,785 ($1,716); Music -
- $1,534 ($1,475); Pharmacy ~ $1,844 ($1,773).
Non-smoking policy
New Year's Day is the traditional time to get rid of old habits
and initiate change. For the University, Jan. 1,1987 marked the
first day the new non-smoking policy went into effect. It means
that all public areas from workplaces to washrooms are now
officially non-smoking areas.
By implementing a "Clean Air Policy", the University recognizes tobacco smoke as a health hazard and protects people
from exposure to smoking. "We've had nothing but support
from people across campus on this issue," said UBC President
Dr. David W. Strangway. He added that the University had
always had a non-smoking policy. "We have modified that
policy following guidelines recently implemented by the City of
Vancouver," Dr. Strangway said. "It used to be that people
could smoke anywhere except in areas marked 'non-smoking'.
Now all public areas are non-smoking except for specific locations designated as 'smoking' areas."
Ten to receive degrees
This year, UBC will award honorary degrees to ten
individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the
artistic, business, legal, religious and academic worlds.
Vancouver businessman and philanthropist David C. Lam,
Canadian writer Earle Birney, former Vancouver alderman May
Brown, Canadian geographer J. Ross Mackay, Queen's
University chancellor Agnes Benidickson, former deputy minister of health George Elliot, internationally known geophysicist
John Jacobs, British bookseller Norman Colbeck, who in I966
donated an outstanding collection of I9th century literature to
the university, and Expo 86 chairman Jim Pattison will receive
their degrees at UBC's graduation ceremonies May 27, 28 and
29. UBC chancellor W. Robert Wyman, who retires this year, is
the tenth recipient. He will receive his degree at a special
ceremony in the fall at which the new chancellor will be
UBC in focus
A 13-part series of radio mini-documentaries highlighting
research by UBC faculty members has been released to 256
radio stations across Canada.
The programs, entitled UBC Perspectives, were produced
this fall by the Community Relations Office and are being
distributed nationally by Broadcast News in Toronto.
Each program is three minutes in length and features an
interview with a faculty member on his or her area of research.
The programs are hosted by Dr. David Suzuki.
The series includes interviews with Dr. Michael Beddoes on
talking computers for the blind; Dr. Barry McBride on dentistry
of the future; Dr. Rudy Haering on the Moli Battery; Dr. Beryl
March on aquaculture; Dr. Jim McEwen on robotics in surgery;
Dr. Peter Larkin on University-Industry liaison; Dr. Ray
Andersen on anti-cancer compounds found in marine animals;
Mr. Sam Stevens on UBC's Native Law Program; Dr. Paul
Gilmore on computer messaging; Dr. Ken Craig on coping with
pain; Dr. William Oldham on new methods of waste treatment;
Dr. Brian Pate on imaging the brain; and Dr. Laszlo Paszner on
coverting forest waste products into liquid fuel.
Production for the series was coordinated by Lorie Chortyk
of the Community Relations Office. The programs were written
by Vancouver writer and director John Wright and were
recorded and edited by Andre Cassty of Media Services.
Community Relations would like to thank all those who contributed to the making of the series, and encourage people to
tune in to the programs in January. Local radio stations
receiving the programs include CKNW/CFMI, CHQM, CKO,
A second 13-part series is currently in production and will
be released through Broadcast News in March.
Countdown begins
festivities planned
With less than two months to go before UBC opens its
doors tq the public March 6-8, the official countdown has
begun as the campus prepares for its biggest Open House
Watch for colourful Open House posters across town and
don't be surprised if you hear UBC personnel talking about the
event with the local media - it's all part of a major public relations effort to increase community awareness and ensure all
events will receive the best coverage possible.
Bright banners, colourful information kiosks and welcome
signs are among the many items included in the Open House
campus orientation program. Simplified maps are being produced, and volunteer guides are being recruited to greet and
assist visitors.
With several hundred events and activities currently on the
Open House slate, there's something for everyone. There'll be
sports events for the athletic-minded, gardening tips for green
thumbs, creative-writing workshops for aspiring authors, and
free concerts, museum displays and a performance of Peking
Opera for arts enthusiasts.
for Open House
Recent additions to the extensive list of events include a
forum on AIDS, sponsored by Health Sciences, and the
creation of a children's outdoor play area/garden by the Faculty
of Education. The garden will be dedicated to Dean Emeritus
Neville Scarfe, as a tribute to his outstanding countributions in
the education field and will be constructed during the three
days of Open House.
Response to Open House '87 has been very enthusiastic.
Schools from throughout B.C. are planning to attend, and many
alumni, including such distinguished graduates as Allan
Fotheringham, Earle Birney and Judith Forst, have promised to
lend their support. Faculty, staff and students have already
donated hundreds of hours towards the success of this event.
There's still plenty of time to become involved. Practise your
hosting talents, help coordinate your departmental exhibit or
simply spread the word amongst friends and family. As a member of the UBC community, you're the best voice we have!
Contact your faculty or student representative, or call
Community Relations at 228-3131 for more information.
UBC President Dr. David W. Strangway and Mrs. Strangway visited St. Michael's University School in Victoria
during the President's tour of Victoria, Nanaimo and Kamloops last November. The President spoke to about
500 students in the school chapel about the strengths of universities and what they offer the community. During
the tour, Dr. Strangway met with provincial MLAs and UBC alumni to discuss UBC's future plans, promote
community involvement in the outreach programs of the University, and strengthen university ties with alumni
groups. He also spoke at the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Strangway's tour was well covered
throughout by local media, both print and electronic, enabling the President's message to reach a broad
community   audience.
New dean appointed to Education
first ever female dean of a faculty
When Dr. Nancy Sheehan takes over as dean for the Faculty
of Education on May I, UBC will have its first ever female dean
of a faculty.
But it probably won't cause any raised eyebrows. "I think
perhaps there have been enough women in senior administrative positions that it is no longer an anomaly," Dr. Sheehan said.
At one time UBC had a Dean of Women and one female professor was, for two years, acting dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.
Dr. Sheehan brings to her new position an extensive background in teaching, scholarship and university administration.
She is currently associate dean of academic programs for the
Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary.
One of her first tasks will be to implement new teacher
education programs that have recently been approved. "My
first job will be to make sure the programs get off the ground,"
Dr. Sheehan said. And after that, "I would like to concentrate
on encouraging and developing research, particularly research
that has applications and direct benefits in the education field."
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Or. Sheehan won the Governor
General's Medal in her graduating year at Mount Saint Vincent
University. She went on to get a second degree in education,
and began her career in teaching. After taking time out to raise
a family, she returned to graduate school to earn an M.Ed, from
the University of Calgary and a Ph.D. from the University of
Dr. Sheehan is currently a professor of the history of education in the the Department of Educational Policy and Administrative Studies at the University of Calgary. In addition, she has
held several departmental posts including those of graduate
coordinator and outreach coordinator.
She has been the author and co-author of many publications; two of her books are: Schools in the West: Essays in
Canadian Educational History and Shaping the Schools of the
Canadian West. In her professional activities, Dr. Sheehan is
president of the Canadian Association for the Foundations of
Education, and executive member of the Canadian Society for
the Study of Education. iiz^y;. :h
Six private donors honored at WeSbrook dinner
UBC honored six private donors at a recent
dinner for the Wesbrook Society held by
President David Strangway.
Among those honored were Mr. Sam
Belzberg, president and chief executive officer
of the First City Trust Corporation and Mr.
Peter Wall, chairman of Wall and Redekop
Corporation, who each donated $1 million.
The gift from Mr. Belzberg, channeled
through the Dystonia Foundation, will be used
to create a laboratory for research into the
mysterious brain disorder Dystonia. Mr.
Belzberg is president of the Dystonia
Foundation, created to build increased understanding of Dystonia among doctors and
researchers, and to spark exploratory research
projects. This is his second million-dollar gift to
Mr. Wall created the Peter Wall Foundation
to dispense gifts to various areas of the university, including the faculties of Commerce
and Medicine.
Also recognized were:
— the many foundations, corporations and
individuals who contributed to a $500,000
endowment for a research position in Korean
Studies, most notably Bruce Howe and Korean
automaker Hyundai;
— Sony Canada distributor Joseph Cohen
and his wife Frances for the establishment of
the $100,000 Joseph and Frances Cohen
Fund to channel their contributions to UBC;
— Shell Canada, which pledged $90,000 to
establish a geophysics work station and purchase new seismic equipment for the univer
— The Variety Club, which gave $35,000
for UBC's Crane Library for the blind. Band
leader Dal Richards, the Variety Club's executive director, was one of five representatives at
the dinner.
The Wesbrook Society dinner was a Who's
Who of UBC faculty, administration, alumni
and supporters. Leslie Peterson, chairman of
the Wesbrook Society, former Board of
Governors chairman, and chancellor candidate, hosted the evening. Last year the
society, a group of 1,200 major donors to the
university, contributed a substantial portion of
the more than $10 million in private sector
support UBC received.
The UBC Alumni Association also honored
a long-time supporter of the UBC rowing program, bestowing an Honorary Life Membership
on New York architect and developer Norman
Hildes-Heim. Mr. Hildes-Heim, the rowing
correspondent for the New York Times, flew
from New York for the evening.
President Strangway asked Wesbrook
members to take part in the Wesbrook
Leadership Awareness Program, a series of
forums and workshops on centres of excellence and issues facing the university,
beginning in January.
'This is an opportunity to channel your
knowledge and experience in the encouragement of a positive environment at UBC. We
need your advice and direction to guide us to
the 21st century," he said.
University Chancellor Robert Wyman (left) with past chancellor J.V. Clyne and
chancellor candidate Leslie Peterson at the Wesbrook Society dinner.
UBC programs draw public
Jim Banham leaves UBC after 29 years.
Journalist leaves long career
Jim Banham, a well-known personality
around campus, took early retirement from the
University last month after 29 years as a UBC
information and community relations officer.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Mr. Bariham
attended UBC, where he earned a Bachelor of
Arts degree in 1951 in spite of numerous hours
spent in the basement of Brock Hall producing
The Ubvssev during his undergraduate years.
After graduation he travelled to London
where he worked as a journalist with Reuter's
News Service and the London Daily Express.
He  returned to  Vancouver  and joined the
University in 1957.
In addition to media and public relations
duties, Mr. Banham was editor of UBC Reports
for most of his UBC career.
Your Nov. 20 coverage of performing arts
at UBC was timely and informative. It would
have been even more comprehensive had you
included mention of some of the Asian performances occurring regularly in the Asian
Centre. For example, three concerts of music
and dance of India were presented this fall
under the Distinguished Artists of India Concert
Series. I would be happy to supply you with
further details and photographs.
I am actively seeking funding for a continuation of this series, and similar events will
undoubtedly be presented in the future. I
hope you will be able to give these programs
(and other Asian arts events) the publicity they
Dr. Kathryn Hansen
Asian Studies
This letter is to compliment you on the very
fine November 20 issue of UBC Reports. I
especially appreciated the increased amount of
news coverage contained in this issue and the
"If You Ask Me..." column. Such editorializing
is valuable in maintaining a critical perspective
on life at this university. Keep up the good
Raymond L. Schultz
Campus Pastor
Letters are welcome and may be on
any topic of interest to the university
community. Please be brief, no more
than 150 words, and send to The Editor,
UBC Reports.
More than 100,000 people took part in
continuing education activities sponsored by
the University in the year that ended Aug. 31,
That's the picture that emerges from the
10th annual report on UBC's Continuing
Education and Cultural Activities compiled by
Jindra Kulich, director of the Centre for
Continuing Education.
Some professional continuing education
programs recorded 'marked gains' in enrolment during the year, Mr. Kulich reports, while
other areas experienced enrolment declines as
a result of B.C.'s economic situation.
Registration for all non-credit continuing
education programs offered by seven
University units in 1985-86 totalled 66,874, an
increase of 8.3 per cent from the previous
year, when 61,750 registrations were recorded.
Attendance at UBC museums, plays, lectures
and other activities brought the figures for total
participation to more than 100,000.
The strength of continuing education programs is a direct reflection of the importance
which UBC gives to this area. In the past
decade, the University has reinforced its commitment to expand continuing education
programs for the general public and, in co- '
operation with professional associations, to
increase opportunities for continuing education
in the professions.
Continuing education provides the general
public with opportunities to participate in
University programs and to develop active
links with the campus, including access to the
Ubrary, the Computing Centre, the Museum of
Anthropology, the Botanical Garden, the
Research Forest at Maple Ridge and the "
University's attached facilities.
Charlene Hawthorne and visually impaired student Lee Grenon.
New service solves problems
The ability to operate a computer keyboard
is something most people take for granted.
For visually impaired students however,
manipulating computer keys can require
special assistance. And now they can turn to a
new program at the Student Counselling and
Resources Centre for help.
The "Students Helping Students" service
hires UBC students to help disabled students
on campus. One mobility impaired student
asked the centre if they could find someone to
help him around campus. A visually impaired
student needed someone to take dictation of
his essays. "In each case, a student assistant
was hired to meet the personal need of the
disabled student," said centre coordinator
Charlene Hawthorne.
Campus departments can also benefit from
the program. Paul Thiele, head of Crane
Memorial Library for the visually impaired,
needed a student assistant to help visually
impaired students operate a new computer
system which has a voice synthesizer and
image enlarger. "In that particular case a great
many students benefited from just one assistant funded by this program," Ms. Hawthorne
"Students Helping Students" is funded by
the provincial government and provides for
assistants to work up to ten hours a week with
disabled students. Charlene Hawthorne is a
third year Arts student who runs the centre
part-time. "People are just starting to find out
that we exist," Ms. Hawthorne said, "Part of the
problem in making disabled students aware of
the program is that we have no way of contacting them directly. It would help us a great
deal if any UBC faculty and staff who know of
a disabled student could let that person know
our program is available to them."
The centre is located in the Student
Counselling and Resources Centre in Brock
Hall and is open Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Or
call Ms. Hawthorne at 228-4840.
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Prof. Beryl March of the Animal Science
Department has been awarded the 1986 Earle
Willard McHenry Award of the Canadian
Society for Nutritional Sciences.
The prestigious award is given in recognition of distinguished teaching, research and
professional leadership in the field of nutrition
in Canada.
Prof. March, who has an international reputation for her research on poultry nutrition and
physiology, is currently conducting studies on
the nutrition requirements of fish.
Prof. Setty Pendakur of the School of
Community and Regional Planning has been
appointed to the board of trustees of the
Alexandra Foundation, a charitable trust for
human and community services in Vancouver.
A pioneer in ice research, professor emeritus of geography Dr. J. Ross Mackay, has
won the coveted Vega Gold Medal for his
more than 35 years of field research on Arctic
geomorphology and permafrost, and his contributions to the International Geographical
Union and the International Permafrost
Dr. Mackay was presented with the medal
by His Majesty, the King of Sweden, in a 'Vega
Day' ceremony held in Stockholm earlier this
year. Dr. Mackay is officially retired, but he still
spends more than three months each year
doing field work along the western Arctic
coast, and he is currently Secretary-General of
the International Permafrost Association.
The Vega Medal was established in I880
and early recipients have included such
explorer-scientists as R. Amundsen. This year,
Dr. Mackay will also receive an honorary
degree from UBC.
Dr. David Suzuki has become the second
Canadian to win the I986 Unesco Kalinga
Prize, the highest international distinction in the
field of popular science. Dr. Suzuki shares the
award with Dr. Nicolai Basov of the Soviet
The Kalinga Prize is awarded annually to a
distinguished communicator of science issues.
To qualify, the winner must have helped interpret science, research and technology to the
public and must have also conveyed the
importance of science in improving public
welfare, and in solving some of the problems
which face humanity. Dr. Suzuki has made
outstanding contributions to this area through
such radio and television programs as 'The
. Nature of Things", "A Planet for the Taking"
and "Discovery". The first Canadian to win the
Kalinga Prize was Fernand Seguin.in I977
Dr. Suzuki is also hosting a two part series
of radio mini-documentaries, highlighting
UBC's research achievements, which are
scheduled to be broadcast this year.
After graduating from UBC in I979 with a
Commerce degree, Sonja TalJI has returned to
fill the position of Employee Relations Advisor
in the Personnel Services Department. Ms.
Taiji was, until recently, the Labour Relations
Policy Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Labour
in Victoria. She has an extensive background
in labour relations in both the public and pri
vate sector, and has worked for Shaughnessy
Hospital, The Business Council of B.C. and
B.C. Hydro.
Engineering student Llanna Mah has won
first prize in a national thesis competition
sponsored by the Canadian Construction
Association. Competition organizers described
Ms. Mah's thesis on the Alex Fraser Bridge as
"an excellent overview of a very unique bridge
project." She will be honored at a special
luncheon on Jan. 15, when she will be presented with the Robert Leggett Award and a
$1,000 prize.
Athletic engineering student
this year's Rhodes scholar
William Allan is still cycling up to UBC on
his orange mountain bike. Winning the
Rhodes Scholarship for B.C. hasnt changed
his life in a noticeable way yet. But come
September I987 he will be on an airplane to
Oxford, England, for an all expenses paid two
years of study at Oxford Urjiversity.
"It's going to mean a lot more work for me
in the next year," said Mr. Allan who has just
started a master's program at UBC in aerodynamics and fluid mechanics. "I was planning
on taking two years to finish my master's here.
Now I want to complete it before I leave in
September of next year."
And he is starting to get used to the idea of
living in Europe. "I'm looking forward to being
able to do some travelling," he said, "I've only
been to Europe once before, to Austria, on a
short ski trip." Skiing isn't Mr. Allan's only
sport. As an avid outdoorsman his interest in
white water rafting and canoeing has taken
him across Canada from the James Bay
Lowlands to Vancouver Island.
As a student at the Royal Military College in
Kingston, he was captain of the cross-country
and the indoor track teams. He graduated top
in his mechanical engineering class at RMC
and received an NSERC scholarship to attend
UBC. Mr. Allan was also captain of the downhill ski racing team while a student at Royal
Roads Military College in Victoria.
Throughout his officer cadet career, Mr.
Allan has been actively involved in Big
Brothers. He held numerous leadership positions including that of Cadet Squadron Leader
in his senior year at RMC. After his two years
at Oxford University, Mr. Allan said he plans to
Rhodes scholar William Allan
pursue a career as an aerospace engineer with
the Royal Canadian Force.
Mr. Allan was one of II Canadians who won
Rhodes scholarships this year. The scholarship was established in I904 and is awarded
annually on the basis of scholastic achievement, success in sports, strength of character,
leadership qualities and evidence of public
service. Previous UBC recipients who have
gone on to distinguished careers include the
current leader of the federal Liberal Party, John
Safety pays off
The UBC Health and Safety Office would
like to see the University save money—by
continued staff and faculty participation in
safety programs.
The University pays about $800,000
annually to the Workers Compensation Board
to insure employees against accidental injury.
The premium is assessed by the WCB through
an ERA (Experience Rating Assessment) test
based on the number of claims made by the
employer, the University. In I985, UBC made
18 percent fewer claims than other groups in
its category. It now stands to pay $100,000
less in premiums.
'The ERA test is very important in keeping
premium levels down," said Dr. Wayne
Greene, Director of the Occupational Health
and Safety Office. "It can have a considerable
impact on the University's financial picture, and
there is a real incentive for UBC to reduce
accidents and get people back on the job
Prior to the creation of the office eighteen
months ago, there was no comprehensive
safety program on campus. "Some departments had local safety committees, and there
have always been specialized programs such
as the Radiation Protection program," Dr.
Greene said, "but there was no overall organized approach." The Health and Safety Office
developed, and now administers, a full-scale
safety program, which includes coordinating
more than 70 local safety committees. Its responsible is to provide a safe and healthy
environment for all university employees, to
make regular inspections, and to improve
unsafe conditions on campus.
"One of our most important functions is
staff training," said Dr. Greene, "We provide
people with the tools to work within a safety
program." The staff give workshops which
show members of local safety committees
what to look for in a vyalk-through safety
inspection in their area, or how to investigate
an accident, for example.
One of the Health and Safety Office's first
tasks was the inspection of 600 UBC
laboratory fume hoods—devices that protect
researchers from chemical exposure. "Some
of them had been tested previously, but there
hadn't been a systematic procedure of testing,"
said Dr. Greene.
The Health and Safety Office also helps
with the disposal of chemical wastes that standard university facilities are not able to handle,
and assists with 'lockout procedures'—
techniques that are used to safeguard equipment while it is being repaired. The office
even has a diving safety program for UBC
researchers who collect underwater specimens.
UBC Calendar
Saturday, Jan. 24
The Economic Future. Prof.
Paul Samuelson,
Economics, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology.
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward
Instructional Resources
Centre. Free. 8:15 p.m.
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Perinatal Pharmacology and Toxicology: Animal Models.
Or. Ft. Hill, Paediatrics, Medicine, UBC. Room 317,
Basic Medical Sciences Building, Block C. 12 noon.
Forestry Seminar.
Future direction of Agrogen's Forestry Program and
Possible Interactions with the Facultyof Forestry. Dr.
Steven Grossnickles, Agrogen Technologies, Inc.
Vancouver. Room 166, MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Oiana Mcintosh, composer. Donation requested.
Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
Stewardship: Theory and Practice in the Christian
Farmers Federation of Alberta. John Paterson, Ph. D.
Candidate, Geography, UBC. Room 201, Geography
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Biochemistry Seminar.
Conformational Polymorphism in Tortionally-Stressed
DNA. Dr. Hans van de Sande, University of Calgary.
IRC 4. 3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Hamiltonian Formulation and Long Wave Models for
Two-Fluid Systems. Dr. Spencer Bowman,
Mathematics, Universityof Chicago. Room 229,
Mathematics Buildings. 3:45 p.m.
Personnel Services and Financial
Planning Lectures.
Mike Grenby, James E. Rogers & Associates and
columnist to the Vancouver Sun. Open to all staff. For
further information, call Maureen Simons 228-2456 or
Jane Durant 228-6204. IRC 2. 4:30-6 p.m.
UBC Dance Club.
New Bronze Dance Class. $25 AMS members &350
non-members. Registration starts at 8 p.m. in SUB
Ballroom. Class at 8:30 p.m.
Adventures of the Mind Series.
The Human Spirit in the Age of Science, Technology and
Cultural Diversity. Dr. C G. William Nicholls, Religious
Studies, UBC. Kerrisdale Community Centre. 7:30 p.m.
For more information call Brian Kershaw 263-6214 or
Medical Grand Rounds.
Paraneoplastic Syndromes of the Nervous System. Dr.
Barry Arnason, Neurology, Universityof Chicago. Room
G279, Lecture Theatre, Acute Care Unit. 12noon.
Faculty Concert Series.
Eric Wilson, cello and Rene Sharon, piano. Free
information lecture on program highlights at 7:30 p.m.
Refreshments available. Admission $5, or buyaseries
pass. Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p'.m.
Centre for Continuing Education
and AMS Speakers Lecture.
Apartheid Must End. The Most Rev. Archbishop
Edward W. Scott. Student Union Building Ballroom.
12:30 p.m.    .
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Immunology of Recurrent Abortion. Dr. D. F. Denegri,
Immunotransplant Lab. VGH. Parentcraft Room, Grace
Hospital, 4490 Oak Street. 1 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
A Probabilistic Method for Balancing Loads and
Resources in the Planning Process for an Electrical
Utility. John Drennan and Ken Spafford, B.C. Hydro.
Room 1204, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building.
3:30 p.m.
Biomembranes Discussion Group.
Stimulation and Desensitization of Phosphoinositide
and Calcium Metabolism. Dr. Joan Heller-Brown,
Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego
School of Medicine. IRC 4. 3:45 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar.
Giant Voids in the Universe. Dr. Robert Kirshner,
Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass. Room 260,
Geophysics and Astronomy Building. 4 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar.
Novel Use of Polymer Chemistry and Physics for
Bioseparations. Prof. Allan S. Hoffman, Center for
Bioengineering, Universityof Washington. Room 250,
Chemistry Building. 1 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar.
Noise Diagnostics in Nuclear Power Reactors. G. Por,
Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest. Room 402,
McLeod Building. 1:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Fate of Oil and Marine Ecosystem Enclosure. Dr. W.
Cretney, Institute of Ocean Sciences. Room 1465,
Biological Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Research Centre Seminar.
Effect of Intracerebroventricular Admission of Opioids
on Cardiovascular System and Digitalis - Induced
Arrhythmias. Dr. Simon W. Rabkin, Medicine, UBC.
Room 202, Research Centre, 950 West 28th Avenue. 4
Museum of Anthropology Lecture.
Six Religions. Wang Lianmao, Director, Museum of the
History of Foreign Contact, China. Theatre Gallery,
Museum of Anthropology. 4:30 p.m.
Thunderbird Men's & Women's
Thundervolley Tournament. War Memorial Gym &
Osborne Gym. All day.
Faculty Recital.
Paul Douglas, flute. Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
Gerald Savory Memorial Lecture.
Mission to South Africa: The Commonwealth Report.
Sponsored by the Centre for Continuing Education and
the U.N.A., Vancouver Branch. The Most Rev.
Archbishop Edward W. Scott. Admission by donation.
Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard Street. 8 p.m.
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Thunderbird Rugby.
UBC vs the Fraser Valley Reps Club Team in McKechnie
Cup action. Thunderbird Stadium. 2:30 p.m.
Thunderbird Men's & Women's
Thundervolley Tournament semi-finals and finals. War
Memorial Gym and Osbome Gym. AN day.
Thunderbird Swimming and Diving.
UBC hosts the University of Calgary. Aquatic Centre.
10 a.m.
Symphony Concert
U8C Symphony Orchestra with the Vancouver Youth
Symphony Orchestra. Gerald Stanick, conductor. Old
Auditorium. 2:30 p.m.
Museum of Anthropology Concert.
The Museum of Anthropology presents Hot Jazz for
Cold Days with Walter Zuber Armstrong. This
accomplished performer and recording artist will
present a selection of jazz flute and clarinet
compositions. Performance free with museum
admission. For further information, call 228-5087.
Great Hall, Museum of Anthropology. 2:30 p.m.
Disabled Students Meeting.
Disabled students interested in forming UBC Disabled
Students Service Organization; organizational meeting,
Room 207 - 209, Student Union Building. 12:30 p.m.
UBC Women's Centre Panel.
- Sexual Harassment. June Lythgoe, Office of Women
Students, Susan O'Donnell, B.C. Human-Rights
Coalition, Micki McCune, CUPW Women's Committee.
North Plaza, Student Union Building. 12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
A Viscous-lnviscid Interaction Technique for External
Separated Flows. Dave Stropky, Graduate Student.
Room 1204, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building.
3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
The Role of Mathematical Modelling in Combustion. Dr.
J. H. Buckmaster, Aeronautical Engineering, University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Room 229,
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Biomedical Discussion Group.
The Use of X-Ray Crystallographic Techniques in the
Study of Drug Action. Dr. Penelope Codding*
Chemistry, Universityof Calgary. IRC4. 3:45 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar.
Lysine Biosynthesis as a Target for Development of
New Antibiotics. Prof. John C Vederas, Chemistry,
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Centre for Metallurgical Process
Engineering, Distinguished
Lecturer Series.
Computational Methods in Transport Phenomena. Dr.
Martha Salcudean, Mechanical Engineering, UBC.
Room 317, Frank Forward Building. 3:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Neopolitan Ice Cream, Copper and Manganese in
Sediments near the Mexican Margin: Diagenetic
Contracts. Dr. T. F. Pedersen, Oceanography, UBC.
Room 1465, Biological Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Anatomy Seminar.
How Important is the Capsular Investment of the
Muscle Spindle? Dr. William K. Ovalle, Anatomy, UBC.
Room B37, Friedman Building, 2177 Wesbrook Mall. 4
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Oxygen-Free Radical Scavenging Systems in
Experimental Diabetes Mellitus. Mr. Saleh Wohaieb,
Pharmacology and Therapeutics, UBC. Room 317,
Basic Medical Sciences Building, Block C. 12 noon.
English Department Reading.
Reading by Canadian poet and short story writer David
Arnason, author of the long poems "Marsh Burning" and
"Icelanders"and the collections of short stories SO
Stories and a P'ece of Advice and The Circus
Performers' Bar. Buchanan Penthouse.  12:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium Series.
The Headline Ma Murray Missed: Fraser River Floods
Lillooet. June Ryder, Geography, UBC.  Room 201,
Geography Building. 3:30 p.m.
Personnel Services/Financial
Planning Lecture.
Staff Pension, Life and Long Term Disability Plans.
Maureen Simons, Faculty and Staff Services, UBC.
Open to all staff. Forfurther information call Maureen
Simons, 228-2456 or Jane Durant, 228-6204.   IRC 2.
4:30- 6 p.m.
H.R. MacMillan Lecture.
Do We Really Want Taller Trees? Adaptation and
Allocations as Tree Improvement Strategies. Prof.
William J. Libby, Forestry and Genetics, University of
California, Berkeley.  Room 166, MacMillan Building.  12
Geological Sciences Lecture.
Thin and Thick-Skinned Tectonics in the Metamorphic
Internal Zone of the Wopmay Orogen, N.W.T. Dr. Janet
King, G.S.C. Ottawa. Room 330A, Geological Sciences
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Thunderbird Women's Gymnastics.
UBC hosts Spokane Community College. Osborne
Gymnasium. 6 p.m.
Adventures of the Mind Series.
Shakespeare and the Emergence of Modern Man.  Dr.
Geoffrey H. Durrant, Professor Emeritus English, UBC.
Kerrisdale Community Centre. 7:30 p.m. For more
information call Brian Kershaw 263-6214 or 263-6068.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Case Presentations and Counselling Issues. Genetic
Associates, Clinical Genetics Unrt, Grace Hospital.
Parentcraft Room, Grace Hospital, 4490 Oak Street. 1
Burns Night at International
An evening to commemorate Scottish poet Robert
Burns.  Bagpipes, haggis, dancing, poetry. Everyone
welcome. General admission $3, International House
members $2. Tickets available at International House
and at door. Forfurther information, call 228-5021.
International House. 7:30 p.m.
Thunderbirds Hockey.
UBC hosts the University of Calgary Dinosaurs.
Thunderbird Arena. 7:30 p.m.
UBC Child Study Centre.
Second in a series of five lectures with the general title
Helping Children Learn, sponsored by UBC's Child
Study Centre. Speaker is Dr. Selma Wasserman, Faculty
of Education, Simon Fraser University, on "Who's Afraid
of Spiders?"a curriculum model for working with
children in classrooms. Remaining lectures are
scheduled for Feb. 21, March 21 and April 25.
Information on fees is available from the education
faculty's Field Development Office, 228-2013. Child
Study Centre, 4055 Blenheim Street. 9:30 a.m.- 12:30
Thunderbirds Swimming and
UBC hosts Puget Sound. Aquatic Centre. 2 p.m.
Thunderbirds Rugby.
UBC meets the Vancouver Island Reps Club team in
McKechnie Cup action. Thunderbird Stadium. 2:30 p.m.
Thunderbirds Hockey.
UBC hosts the Universityof Calgary Dinosaurs.
Thunderbird Arena. 7:30 p.m.
St. John Ambulance Courses.
St. John Ambulance is offering their Safety Oriented
First Aid (SOFA) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
(CPR) courses to UBC students. These courses are
strongly endorsed by the Health Sciences' faculties and
schools. The SOFA course requires 6 hours to complete
and will be offered on Saturdays. The CPR course
requires 4 1/2 hours to complete and will be on
Saturdays. Each course costs $20, payable at
registration. Registration Jan. 20 and Jan. 22,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre lobby. 10:30
a.m. -2:30 p.m.
William G. Black Memorial Prize.
This prize in the amount of $1,500 is offered annually for
an essay on some aspect of Canadian citizenship. The
topic is designed to attract students from all disciplines,
and the competition is open to all students who are
enrolled in undergraduate programs and do notalready
possess a graduate degree. This year's essay will be
written in Room 104, Buchanan Building on Saturday,
Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Disabled Students Meeting.
Any disabled students interested in helping form a
Disabled Students Service Organization at UBC are
asked to attend an organizational meeting Monday, Jan.
19. Room 207-209, Student Union Building. 12:30 p.m.
Comparative Literature
Perspectives on Spoken Discourse. Mieke Bal, Utrecht,
Rochester, Charles Fillmore, Berkeley, Thomas Pavel,
Santa Cruz, Paul Zumthor, Montreal and Roberta
Kevelson, Pennsylvania State. Registration is in Room
207, Anthropology Building and all sessions take place
in Room 209. For further information call 228-5157.
Registration forms are available from the Programme in
Comparative Literature, Room E270, Buchanan
Computing Centre Non-credit
The Computing Centre is offering a series of free non-
credit courses during January, February and March.
These courses are intended primarily for members of
the university community who plan to use the facilities
of the Computing Centre. A complete list of courses is
available by calling 228-6611, or you can pick up a
schedule from the Computing Centre general office
Centre for Continuing Education
Public Forum.
What's the Future of Unemployment Insurance in
Canada? Claude Forget, Chairman, Commission of
Inquiry on Unemployment Insurance will discuss his
commission's recommendations and the thinking behind
them, on Thursday, February 5. Admission: $6. For
further information, call 222-5238. IRC 2. 7:30 p.m.
Centre for Continuing Education
The Defense of Canada: A Debate. Gwynne Dyer,
author and narrator of the television series War, and
Douglas A. Ross, of the Institute of International Affairs,
UBC, an expert in the area of arms control, Canadian
defense and foreign policy, will debate what is best for
Canada, international peace and security on Wednesday,
February 5. Admission $8, students $5. Forfurther
information, call 222-5238. IRC 2. 7:30 p.m.
Frederic Wood Theatre.
The School for Wives, by Moliere. Directed by John
Brockington. Wednesday, January 14 through
Saturday, January 24. Enquiries and reservations: 228-
2678, or Room 207, Frederic Wood Theatre.
Badminton Club.
Faculty and Staff Badminton Club meets Tuesdays 8:30
- 10:30 p.m. and Fridays 7:30- 9:30 p.m. (except Jan. 16
&23)in Gymnasium A of the Robert Osborne Sports
Centre. Fees $15 per year. New members welcome.
For more information, call Bernie 228-4025.
Nitobe Memorial Garden.
The Nitobe Memorial Garden will be closed weekends.
Hours will be Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free
admission during winter hours.
Botanical Garden.
The Main Botanical Garden on Stadium Road will be
open daily (including weekends) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fitness Appraisal.
The School of Physical Education and Recreation,
through the new John M. Buchanan Fitness and
Research Centre, is administering a comprehensive
physical fitness assessment program available to
students, faculty, staff and the general public. A
complete assessment takes approximately one hour and
encompasses the various fitness tests, an interpretation
of the results, detailed counselling and an exercise
prescription. A fee of $20 for students and $25 for all
others is charged. For additional information, please x
call 228-3996, or inquire at Recreation UBC, War
Memorial Gym, Room 203. >~
London Theatre Tour.
UBC's Centre for Continuing Education is offering a
London theatre tour Feb. 20 to Mar. 2,1987. Trip
includes six theatre performances, visits to Cambridge
University, the Museum of London, the National Portrait
Gallery, a tour of the city's theatres, airfare, ^
accommodations and transfers. Cost is $2,350. For
more information, call Jo Ledingham at 222-5207. 3
Radiation Protection Courses.
The fifth session of the Radiation Protection Course is
scheduled for Jan. 19-22. The course is aimed at UBC
faculty, technicians and students who will be using
radioactive materials this year. AM new users must .
attend the course before ordering or handling any
radioisotope. Additional course sessions are scheduled
for the following periods: Feb. 23-26; March 23-26. All    *
sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, except those        '
in January, which wi|l meet from 1 to 4 p.m. To register,
send a memo to Armando E. Zea, Radiation Protection
Office, G-325, Acute Care Unit, giving name,
department, supervisor's name (if applicable), office or
lab phone number and first or second choice of course
dates. Telephone applications are not allowed.
It's your money, and if one of your New Year's
resolutions was to take a financial planning course,
Personnel Services is sponsoring a series beginning Jan.
14. Mike Grenby, Vancouver Sun financial columnist, is
the speaker at the first session to talk about financial
planning and investments. Following lectures cover
Staff Pensions, Life and Long Term Disability plans
(Jan.21), and RRSPs Annuities and RRIF's(Jan. 28).
Lectures are open to all faculty and staff. For more
information call Maureen Simons 228-2456 or Jane
Durant 228-6204. IRC 2. 4:30-6 p.m.
Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Fdn.
-Research [ 1]
Alumni Association, UBC
-Faculty Citation [14]
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Assoc.
-Allied-Signal Corp.-ADRDA Faculty Scholar
Award [15]
-Investigator-Initiated Research Grant [15]
Arthritis Society: Group Grants
-Multi-Centre, Facilitation, Development [ 1,
NIH Grants to Foreign Institutions [ 1]
-Small Grants Program [1]
Kidney Foundation of Canada
-Summer Student Fellows
AUCC: National Defence Program
-PDF: Military History [ 1]
-Scholarships: Military and Strategic Studies
Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and
-AINSE Research Fellowship [28]
Canadian Institute for International Peace and
-Research [2]
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
-CI DA Awards Offered to Canadians [27]
Canadian Veterinary Research Trust Fund
-Research Fellowship [20]
Cancer Research Society Inc.
-Fellowships [15]
-Research [15]
Deutsch er Akademisc her Austauschdtenst (DAAD)
-Study Visits of Foreign Academics [ 1]
European Molecular Biology Organization
-EMBO Fellowships [16]
Fitness and Amateur Sport: Sport Canada
-Applied Sport Research [15]
Guggenheim (Harry Frank) Foundation
-Grants for Research [1]
Health, Education and Welfare, U.S. Dept. of
-NIH Grants to Foreign Institutions [ 1]
-Small Grants Program [ 1]
Kidney Foundation of Canada
-Summer Student Fellowship [16]
International Copper Research Association
-Research Contract [15]
Manning, Ernest C, Awards Foundation
-Ernest C. Manning Awards [27]
MRC: Awards Program
-MRC Scholarship [ 1]
MRC: Grants Program
-Maintenance Grants [ 1]
-Major Equipment [ 1]
-Operating Grants - NEW [ 1]
Multiple Sclerosis Society, National U.S.
-Junior Faculty Awards [1]
-Postdoctoral Fellowships [1]
-Research [ 1]
National Cancer Institute of Canada
-Career Award Appointments [1]
-Terry Fox Cancer Research Scientists (ren) [ 1]
National Cancer Institute of Canada: Marathon of
-Terry Fox Research Fellow, for Physician
Scientists [ 1]
National Cancer Institute of Canada
-Training and Study Awards [ 1]
National Huntington's Disease (US)
-Postdoctoral Research Fellowships [15]
NSERC: Vector Computer Facility
-Dorval Vector Access [1]
Royal Bank
-Royal Bank Award [28]
Sigma Delta Epsilon Women in Science, Inc.
-Research [ 1]
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
-Grants-in-Aid [ 1]
Spencer, Chris Foundation
-Foundation Grants [28]
Universityof British Columbia
-UBC-Research Grant(HSS) [27]
-UBC: Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships [15]
University of New Brunswick
-Postdoctoral Fellowship [10]
Weizmann Inst, of Science
-Joseph Meyerhoff Fellowship [28]
Whitehall Foundation, Inc.
-Research [ 1]
World Cultural Council
-Albert Einstein World Award of Science [28]
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the period Jan. 25 to Feb. 7, notices must be submitted on proper
Calendar forms no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15 to the Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Road, Room 207, Old Administration Building. For more
information, call 228-3131.


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