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Job prospects better
if you have UBC degree
Getting a university degree substantially increases your chances of getting
a job.
That's the message that comes
through loud and clear in a 128-page
named to
UBC Board
The provincial government has appointed UBC graduate Stanley
Weston, an internationally recognized
authority on land reclamation and
erosion control, to UBC's Board of
Governors for a three-year term of ot-
He succeeds Sadie Boyles, professor
emerita of Education at UBC, who has
been a Board member since 1975.
When UBC's 15-member Board was
reconstituted last year through elections and provincial government appointments, Miss Boyles was asked to
continue as a member until a new appointment was made.
Mr. Weston, who is president of
Western Agricultural Consultants
Ltd., of Vancouver, graduated from
UBC in 1939 with the degree of
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.
As a student he was associated with
one of UBC's early success stories. He
worked on the test plots initiated by a
group of UBC agriculture professors
which led to the development of a
variety of alfalfa rhizoma, which is
now the premier animal-forage crop
in North America and the largest
acreage crop in B.C. Mr. Weston has
incorporated the plant into his work
on land reclamation.
Following graduation from UBC,
Mr. Weston went to Malaya as an advisory officer to a fertilizer firm to act
as a consultant on the production of
rubber and agricultural crops. He
joined the Malayan Volunteer Forces
in 1940 when war broke out in the Far
East. He was a prisoner of war of the
Japanese from 1941 until 1945, when
he returned to Vancouver.
Throughout the 1950s and most of
the 1960s Mr. Weston operated a
large farm in the Peace River area of
B.C., where he grew seed of grasses,
legumes and grain and oil seed crops.
In 1958 he was awarded the world
championship for forage crop seeds at
the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto.
Mr. Weston has served as a consultant to a number of North American
mining companies on land reclamation projects and has also undertaken
assignments abroad on food production under the Colombo Plan and for
the UN ^ood and Agricultural
Organization and the Canadian International Development Agency.
study by UBC's Office of Student Services, which surveyed the post-graduation activities of the bulk of UBC's
1978 graduating class.
The survey of graduates from 20
UBC degree programs shows that only
4.9 per cent were unemployed when
the study was carried out between Oc
tober, 1978, and January, 1979.
And UBC's 1978 graduating class
were more successful in finding
employment than were their 1977
counterparts. A similar UBC survey of
1977 graduates showed an unemployment rate of 5.6 per cent.
Student Services director Dick
Shirran says the results of the UBC
survey reinforce a federal-government
study of December, 1977, which shows
that the unemployment rate for
university graduates in B.C. was only
3.3 per cent.
This contrasts sharply with
unemployment rates cited in the same
federal study for other levels of educational attainment: the unemployment
rate among people with eight years or
less of education was 10.2 per cent; for
those with nine to 13 years of education the Figure was 10.1 per cent; and
for those with some post-secondary
education the unemployment rate was
7.4 per cent.
"Comparing our results with those
of the federal study can only lead to
the conclusion that young people
stand a better chance of getting a job
if they get a university degree," Mr.
Shirran said. "And to say that there is
a great deal of unemployment among
university graduates is to fly in the
face of the facts."
To gather data for the 1978 study,
the UBC student services office sent
questionnaires to 3,370 graduates and
received replies from 86 per cent or
The respondents' replies showed
• 26.1 per cent continued in some
form of education in graduate or professional schools, with men (28.4 per
cent) showing a greater tendency to
continue than did women (23.4 per
• More women (67.4 per cent)
were employed than men (61.9) per
cent; and
• The unemployment rate among
men (5.8 per cent) was higher than the
rate for women (3.9 per cent).
Mr. Shirran warns that some of the
data used in the study have to be interpreted with caution because the
responses of the graduates were
unverified and some of the activities
reported were probably of a temporary nature and don't represent
long-term commitments. He also
pointed out that in some cases the
percentages quoted are based on small
numbers of people.
"For instance," he said, "we found
there was a 12.8 per cent unemployment rate among architecture
graduates. That amounted to only five
people out of the 32 that responded to
our questionnaire, who represented
nearly 85 per cent of the total
graduating class."
What follows is a rundown of the 20
degree programs surveyed by the Office of Student Services.
ART GRADUATES - Nearly 88 per
cent of the 1978 Arts graduating class
of 1978 responded to the UBC survey,
which showed that 43.4 per cent continued in other forms of education.
The unemployment rate among
respondents was 8.5 per cent, down
from 9.9 per cent in 1977.
The report notes that the numbers
of students who continued their formal education in 1978 was down considerably from 1977, when nearly 54
per cent went on. The difference is
almost entirely accounted for in the
number who decided not to enrol in
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ISSN 0497-2929.	
1979 graduating class president John Knappett, Applied Science 4, wielded the
shovel and UBC Chancellor J.V. Clyne stood by with the watering can at last
week's tree-planting ceremony that has been an annual graduating-class tradition at UBC since 1919. The native Canadian black gum, which will grow to a
height of about 60 feet, went into the ground on the boulevard on the East Mall
immediately in front of the Hebb Lecture Theatre.
Senate grapples again
with the literacy issue
Observers of university affairs
would be hard pressed to name a topic
which has had more words and ink
spilled over it in the last decade than
the so-called "literacy issue," which
boils down to the inability of many
students to demonstrate basic competence in the use of the English
UBC's Senate last week wrote
another chapter in its continuing saga
of grappling with the problem.
The one thing that was clear following the 1 !/£ -hour debate on March 21
was that there are no sure and certain
yardsticks for identifying among the
students seeking admission to UBC
those who lack basic competence in
The roots of last week's debate lay
in a Senate decision of April, 1976,
when it ruled that remedial workshops
in English composition would end in
August, 1979, and that "beginning in
September, 1979, admission to UBC
be limited to students demonstrating
basic competence in English composi
tion or whose work in subjects other
than    English    is    demonstrably
Another Senate decision charged
UBC's Centre for Continuing Education with the task of providing
remedial work in English for those
students in need of it.
The task of recommending admissions procedures that would accomplish the objective set out in April,
1976, fell to Senate's admissions committee, which is chaired by Prof. Cyril
Finnegan, who often enlivens Senate
meetings with his sense of humor.
(Sample: In the course of last week's
debate he said that over the years he
had become convinced that English
was a language of subtleties and only
Irishmen should be licensed to use it.)
Here is the proposal by the Senate
admissions   committee   that   was   re-
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See SENATE QBC reports
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Early agreement reached
The University's first contract
settlement for 1979-80 gives
UBC's 1,200 clerical and library
workers a wage increase of 7 per
Members of Local 1 of the
Association of University and
College Employees (AUCE) voted
overwhelmingly last week to accept the increase, effective April
1. The contract will run to
March 31, 1980.
AUCE president Marcel
Dionne said the local now is conducting a f nil vote by mail to give
formal ratification. He said the
informal vote in favor of accepting the 7 per cent was almost
unanimous by the 500 union
members at last week's meeting.
Bob Grant, UBC's direcKir of
employee relations, said he would
recommend ratification of the
new contract to the University's
Board of Governors.
Grant paid tribute to
negotiators for both sides, saving
agreement had been reached
prior to the March SI expiry date
of the current contract because of
the hard work of all concerned.
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jected last week by Senate: "That
beginning in September, 1980, applicants from Grade 12, B.C., be admitted only if their standing in English
12 is C + or better, except that those
with a gradepoint average on the ten-
course calculation of at least 3.0 (B)
be admitted if their English 12 standing is C or better, and those with a 3.5
(B +) average be admitted if their
English 12 is P (Pass) or better."
(UBC, to determine the gradepoint
average of a prospective student, converts high school letter grades to a
number system, such that an A
receives four points, a B three points,
a C + 2.5 points, a C two points and a
Pass one point, for a maximum of 40
points for the 10 subjects most relevant to the student's proposed course
of studies at UBC. General entrance
requirement for UBC is a 2.5 (C +)
gradepoint average. However, a bare
pass (one point) in English could be
offset by an A (four points) in another
Even the admissions committee was
dissatisfied with the proposal it placed
before Senate on March 21. The best
they would say for it was that it was a
"step in the right direction," while at
the same time admitting that it had
"failed to find a satisfactory resolution
of the problem of identifying applicants relative to their capacity to
demonstrate basic competence in
English composition."
In introducing the proposal, Prof.
Finnegan said the committee had examined the problem posed by the
April, 1976, Senate motion "in every
possible way," only to find that there
were only two criteria that can be used
for admission purposes — the
student's grade 12 standing in English
and the overall standing obtained in
secondary school.
He said the committee would have
preferred a third predictive instrument, which existed in the results of
the annual English Placement Test
administered by the provincial
Ministry of Education.
However, the ministry, he said, was
adamant in the view that it could not
allow the placement test results to be
used as the basis for determining admission to post-secondary institutions.
He added that the ministry had not
responded to several other suggestions
by the admissions committee, including a proposal that the ministry
design a province-wide composition
test for students planning to enter
He said the committee had also rejected for several reasons a suggestion
that College Entrance Exams be introduced in B.C., adding that the
ministry had no objection to these as
long as a complete battery was
If the admission formula proposed
by the committee had been applied to
the 1977-78 academic year, Prof. Finnegan said, UBC would have rejected
247 students or nine per cent of those
seeking admission, and if applied in
the current year, UBC would have rejected 215 applicants or eight per cent
of those seeking admission from grade
Later in the debate, Rev. P.C.
Burns, the principal of St. Mark's College and a member of the Senate committee on standards in English, said
that 101, or 47 per cent, of those who
would have been rejected in 1977 actually passed English 100 in April of
1978. UBC's president and Senate
chairman Dr. Douglas Kenny pointed
out, however, that many of those who
did pass were probably members in
the remedial courses operated by the
English department.
Rev. Burns described the formula
proposed by the admissions committee
as a "blunt one," and suggested that
the English department had data
based on past experience that would
enable the determination of an appropriate cut-off mark.
Prof. John Dennison of the education faculty said he felt the proposal
by the admissions committee was
premature and would lead to grade
inflation in the high schools by
teachers who wanted to give students
the opportunity of attending universi-
Dr. Dante Lupini, the superintendent of schools for Vancouver who sits
on Senate as a representative appointed by the provincial government,
pointed out that decisions on admission to UBC have a tremendous influence on the secondary schools. The
new UBC entrance requirements had
already resulted in a significant shift
in course enrolments, he said, and it
was important for Senate to know
there was some pressure on students to
make life decisions as early as grade
He added that more than a third of
Vancouver's students come from
homes where English is a second
language and in some schools 60 to 70
per cent of the students are in this
The dilemma that faced Senate
once it had narrowly rejected the admission committee's proposal by a
24-30 vote was: "Where do we go from
A suggestion that the committee
think the problem through again was
not received with open arms by Prof.
Finnegan, who felt Senate should consider establishing another committee
to grapple with it.
He was supported by student
senator Eric Warren who said the
committee would come back with the
same recommendation if asked to consider the problem again. "If you want
a different solution," he said, "you'll
have to set a different set of
parameters and a different problem."
President Douglas Kenny, Senate
chairman, resolved the impasse for the
moment by suggesting that the problem be left with him until the next
Senate meeting, scheduled for April
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the Faculty of Education for teacher
Mr. Shirran said Arts graduates
probably feel there are fewer teaching
jobs available, "which isn't necessarily
true. A lot depends on the student's
major and his or her willingness to go
anywhere in the province to teach."
(See section on Education below for
more details.)
unemployment rate among the 1978
Commerce graduating class was 5,8
per cent, up slightly from 1977, when
4 per cent were unemployed.
All 14 students who graduated in
1978 with the Licentiate in Accounting degree offered in Commerce
found employment.
ATES - The 1978 unemployment rate
for engineers of 7.7 per cent was down
from 9.8 per cent in 1977. Electrical
engineering graduates had the highest
unemployment rate in 1978 — 14 per
cent — but this represented only seven
students out of 50 who sought employment.
STUDENTS - Nearly 95 per cent of
the 79-member graduating class in
agriculture responded to the UBC
survey. Nearly 18 per cent of the class
continued their education and 62 per
cent found work. The unemployment
rate of 10.1 per cent, which amounted
to only eight students, showed
agriculture as one of the few areas
surveyed which had an unemployment
seven of the 45-member graduating
class in music replied to the UBC
survey. More than 70 per cent entered
graduate school or undertook professional programs and 20 per cent obtained employment. None was
LAW GRADUATES - The perennial concern that Law graduates have
trouble finding articles "appears to
have no foundation in fact," the
report found.
Just over 90 per cent of the
218-member Law class responded to
the survey, which showed that no
graduate was unemployed. A total of
190 graduates found articles. Those
who did not entered professional
school, travelled or took employment
other than articling.
a variety of reasons, UBC's 1978
graduating class in Education is the
most difficult to make generalizations
The unemployment rate for
elementary and secondary degree
holders was up in 1978: 67.7 per cent
of B.Ed, secondary grads who sought
a full-time teaching position found
one, compared to 80.9 per cent in
1977; and 60.7 per cent of the B.Ed,
elementary grads who sought a full-
time teaching position were employed,
compared to 73.5 per cent in 1977.
However, more than half the
graduates who were unable to obtain
employment in teaching restricted
their search to the Greater Vancouver
area and were unwilling to take jobs
elsewhere in the province.
In addition, many Education
graduates found jobs unrelated to
teaching. The report comments: "If
the type of employment was not considered, the unemployment rate
(among Education graduates) was low
— elementary education 1.4 per cent;
secondary education 2.5 per cent."
What this suggests, said Mr.
Shirran, "is that a teaching degree
may be good for something more than
just teaching in a classroom. It appears to be an asset in finding other
types of jobs."
In general, the report found,
students who obtained high marks in
practice teaching had a higher rate of
employment as teachers and graduates    with    specialties    in    home
economics  and  industrial  education
had high employment rates.
Students who had concentrations in
English, social studies, science and
mathematics had the greatest difficulty in obtaining teaching positions.
-Almost 90 cent of UBC's 49-member
graduating class answered the Student
Services questionnaire. The unemployment rate of 6.8 per cent
represented only three students and
was an advance on 1977 when 11.9 per
cent of the graduating class was
ATES: Nearly half of the 1978
graduating class in home ec went on to
graduate school or professional education. Of the remainder, 36.6 per cent
were employed on a full- or part-time
basis and only 1.2 per cent — one student — were unemployed.
cent of the 1978 Science grads continued in some form of formal education and 5.7 per cent were
unemployed, an improvement over
1977 when the unemployment rate
was 9.5 per cent.
There has been a steady decline in
recent years in the number of Science
grads who seek employment after they
graduate. The percentage has
dropped from 51.4 per cent in 1972 to
30 per cent in 1978.
1978 graduates who had problems
finding jobs were biology and zoology
specialists. There was a zero
unemployment rate for students
graduating in computer science and
-The architecture unemployment rate
of 12.8 per cent looks serious but when
converted to numbers amounts only to
five graduates. Twenty-three of the 33
members of the graduating class who
responded to the UBC questionnaire
said they'd found employment, five of
them on a temporary basis.
DENTAL HYGIENE GRADUATES - All 20 graduates of the UBC
program sought and obtained employment.
-Just over a third of the 1978
graduating class entered graduate
school and 5.5 per cent were
unemployed. The unemployment rate
was down noticeably from 1977, when
more than 25 per cent of those who
sought work were unemployed.
•PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRADUATES - More than two-thirds of the
graduates either entered graduate or
professional schools. Only 1 per cent
were unemployed, a decline from the
2.7 per cent unemployment rate of
GRADUATES - 95 per cent of the
40-member rehab medicine class
replied to the UBC questionnaire and
only two of these were unemployed.
The unemployment rate for these
graduates was 11.1 per cent, but
represented only three students. Two-
thirds of those grads who replied to
the survey — 20 students — indicated
they were working.
unemployment rate among pharmacy
grads in 1978 was 6.2 per cent, an advance on 1977 when 7.5 per cent
couldn't find a job. However, the 1978
unemployment rate represented only
five students among those who
responded to the UBC survey.
single member of the 1978 graduating
class in fine arts was unemployed. The
13 graduates either entered professional school (2), travelled (2), found
work (7), or were involved in other activities (2).
over 85 per cent of the 1978 Nursing
class responded to the UBC survey and
none was unemployed. Some reported
they had four or five job offers after
graduation. UBC reports
Honors & awards
UBC's top athletic honors for
1978-79 went to field hockey at recent awards banquets. Fourth-year
Physical Education student Nancy
Moore, top left, captain of the
Thunderette field hockey team that
won the national university championship this year, received the
Sparling Trophy as UBC's outstanding female athlete. She's a four-time
Big Block winner and will be a
member of the team that will represent Canada in world championship
play at UBC in August. Third-year
Law student Alan Hobkirk, left, a
five-time Big Block winner, was the
recipient of the Bobby Gaul
Memorial Trophy as the outstanding
male athlete of the year for his longtime association with the men's field
hockey teams at UBC and Oxford
University, where he was a Rhodes
Scholar in 1974. Hobkirk captained
Canadian field hockey squads at the
1976 Olympic Games and in 1978
World Cup play in Argentina. First
woman to be awarded a men's Big
Block was Recreation Education student Kathy Campbell, above, an active member and manager of the
UBC sailing club.
UBC classes set in castle
A 13th-century castle in the heart of
the Tuscany region in Italy seems an
unlikely classroom, but if you're going
to learn Italian, what better place?
One of the students who will be
joining Dr. Carlo Chiarenza of1
Hispanic and Italian Studies this summer in his Italian castle classroom is
Evelyn Crozier, who has been taking
advantage of extrasessional courses for
the last eight years to complete her
Bachelor of Arts degree in Italian.
Mrs. Crozier, 7$, and her husband
will both be spending their summer in
Italy. "I never intended actually to go
right through to a degree," she explained, "but you get a little more interested, and a little more, and on it
Her interest in Italian began with a
course studying Dante in translation.
She said to herself then, "I'm going to
go on with this until I can appreciate
Dante in the original."
Shell have one more course to take
after this summer to complete her
degree. She has nothing but good
words to say for the Department of
Hispanic and Italian Studies and the
Registrar's Office at UBC, "They've
been very co-operative. I couldn't
have gone this far without diem."
Because Mrs. Crozier lives in Salmon
Arm, B.C., most of her courses have
been guided independent study or
directed reading courses.
Studying Italian in a castle is one of
two options for students who want to
combine travel with credit programs
this summer. An English program in
modern and contemporary British
drama, centred in London, is also offered.
Closer to home, many other courses
are now being offered at UBC during
the spring and summer sessions. Four
faculties are giving courses during the
spring session period, with most of
these courses being held two evenings
a week from May to mid-July.
Summer session courses, held during July and August, are expected to
attract about 4,000 students, a
number which has held steady for the
last six years. The areas of interest of
summer session students have gradually shifted over the years, however.
About 20 years ago, Education
students made up about 65 per cent of
the population at summer session. Only about 30 per cent of the students
take Education courses now.
Summer session attracts a number
of visiting instructors to the campus.
This year people are coming from
Norway, Scotland and England as well
as from universities across Canada as
visiting   professors.
For further information, and a
calendar listing course offerings, call
Extrasessional Studies at 228-2657, or
the Registrar's Office at 228-2844.
Insect expert Prof. William G. Wellington, director of UBC's Institute of
Animal Resource Ecology and a member of the Department of Plant Science,
will receive the 11th C.W. Woodworth Award of the Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America for "outstanding scientific achievement." An
authority on the relationship of climate to population dynamics of insects, Prof.
Wellington is also an accomplished scientific photographer. The resting
dragonfly above is one of many enlargements of his own photographs that line
the walls of his office.
UBC physicist Dr. John Berlinsky,
above left, is the only Canadian
university faculty member to be
awarded a 1979 research fellowship
by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation of
New York. Sloan basic research
fellowships are awarded to outstanding young scientists on the basis of
their "exceptional potential to make
creative contributions to scientific
knowledge in the early stages of their
careers." Dr. Berlinsky works in the
field of low-temperature physics and
often collaborates with fellow
physicist Prof. Walter Hardy, right,
above, who this year shared the
E.W.R. Steacie Prize of the National Research Council with Prof.
David W. Boyd, right, of the
Department of Mathematics. Prof.
Hardy has done pioneering research
on atomic hydrogen at low temperatures, while Prof. Boyd is noted for
his work in the field of numerical
and functional analysis. The winners will share a $3,000 cash award
that goes with the honor and are the
fifth and sixth winners of the
coveted Steacie Prize. Past winners
who are still at UBC are Prof. Myer
Bloom, of Physics, and Prof. Hugh
Greenwood, head of the Department
of Geological Sciences.
Pictures by Jim Banham UBCalendar
Events in the week of
April 8-14 Deadline is 5 p.m. March 29
April 15-21 Deadline is 5 p.m. April 5
Send notices to Information Services, 6328 Memorial Road (Old Administration Building), Campus. Further information is available at
Saturday, March 31
Prof. Robert Silverman, Music, UBC, has agreed to provide the concluding evening of this year's Vancouver Institute with a concert.
The concert will be at 8:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
on Strategies for Working with People, with Donna Tin-
die and Reg Paul. Suite 1, 1144 Robson St. For information, call the UBC Centre for Continuing Education at
228-2181, local 240.
3:00 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. Elizabeth Johnson,
public programs co-ordinator, Vancouver Centennial
Museum; and Graham Johnson, Anthropology and
Sociology, UBC, on Fieldwork Family Style: A
Sociologist, an Anthropologist and an Infant in Hong
Kong. Museum, 6393 Northwest Marine Dr.
7:00 p.m. SUBFILMS presents Craig Russell in Outrageous. Admission fl with AMS card. Auditorium, SUB.
10:00 a.m. URBAN LAND ECONOMICS Workshop. Prof. George
W. Gau, Urban Land Economics Division, UBC, on Asset
Pricing in Real Estate Markets: Implications of Capital
Theory. Penthouse, Angus Building.
12:30 p.m. UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY, with Martin
Berinbaum, director, and Gregg Hurst, assistant director,
performs Music of Hoist, Gillis, Persichetti, Barber
and Others. Old Auditorium.
Seminar. This week's lecture, the last in this series, has
been cancelled.
Holling, Animal Resource Ecology, UBC, on Myths of
Policy Analysis. Room 202, Scarfe Building.
Houlston and Dr. G.W. Vickers, Mechanical Engineering, UBC, on Cavitation-Droplet/High-Pressure Water
Jet Cleaning. Room 1215, Civil and Mechanical
Engineering Building.
4:00 p.m. ASTRONOMY SEMINAR. Dr. H.V. Cane, Geophysics
and Astronomy, UBC, on Non-Thermal Galactic
Background Radiation. Room 318, Hennings Building.
Goldstein on Women in Business — Moving Up. Suite 1,
1144 Robson St. For information, call the UBC Centre for
Continuing Education, 228-2181, local 240.
8:00 p.m. UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY, with Martin
Berinbaum, director, and Gregg Hurst, assistant director,
performs Music of Hoist, Gillis, Persichetti, Barber
and Others. Old Auditorium.
12:30 p.m. BOTANY SEMINAR. Dr. George Jackson, Institute of
Marine Resources, University of California, La Jolla, on
Oceanographic Influences on Kelp Growth. Room
3219, Biological Sciences Building.
3:30 p.m. BOTANY SEMINAR. Dr. George Jackson on
Biological Considerations in Using Seaweeds to Produce Energy. Room 3219, Biological Sciences Building.
Buen, B.C. Hydro, on An Energy Model for British
Columbia. Penthouse, Angus Building.
Ice Dynamics Group, U.S. Geological Survey, Tacoma,
Wash., on Arctic Sea Ice Metamorphosis from Sequential Passive Microwave Satellite Observations. Room
1465, Biological Sciences Building.
Prof. Len Berggren, Mathematics, SFU, on Ancient and
Medieval Mechanics: From Aristotle and Archimedes
to Abu Sahl Al-Kuhi. Room 3252, Buchanan Building.
Goldstein on Women in Business — Moving Up. Suite 1,
1144 Robson St. For information, call the UBC Centre for
Continuing Education, 228-2181, local 240.
7:15 p.m. THE ANDREWS SYMPOSIUM in honor of Dean John
H.M. Andrews, Education, UBC, on Mastery Learning
and Assessment. Welcome and introduction by Dr. Vincent D'Oyley, associate dean of Education (Administration), UBC. Lecture and panel discussion on Mastery
Learning: Rethinking the Educational Process follows.
Continues until 10:00 p.m. Room 100, Scarfe Building.
9:30 p.m. THE ANDREWS SYMPOSIUM on Mastery Learning
and Assessment. Morning colloquium on Alterable
Variables in Educational Research. Room 100, Scarfe
W. Pollay, Commerce, UBC, on Measuring the Cultural
Impact of Advertising: A Content Analytic Design.
Penthouse, Angus Building.
12:00 noon PHARMACOLOGY SEMINAR. Dr. Philip E. Reid,
Pathology, UBC, on Studies of Human Colonic
Glycoproteins in Health and Disease. Room 114, Block
C, Medical Sciences Building.
12:30 p.m. FACULTY RECITAL. Martin Berinbaum, trumpet;
John Loban, violin; Ken Moore, percussion; and Bob
Rogers, piano, perform Music of Bach, Albinoni,
Wilson and Others. Recital Hall, Music Building.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 (Continued)
1:45 p.m. THE ANDREWS SYMPOSIUM on Mastery Learning
and Assessment. Afternoon colloquium on B.C. Learning Assessment and Its Implications for Instruction and
Curriculum. UBC President Douglas Kenny will make
the closing statement. Ballroom, Graduate Student Centre.
WORKSHOP. Prof. Carl Sarndal, Commerce, UBC, on
Some Issues in the Use of Linear Models for Inference
in Survey Sampling. Room 223, Angus Building.
7:30 p.m. DUPLICATE BRIDGE. Informal game at the Faculty
Club. Faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to
participate. $1.75 per person includes refreshments. For
further information, call Steve Rettig, 228-4865.
12:30 p.m. UBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, with Douglas
Talney, director, performs Music of Stravinsky, Debussy
and Berlioz. Old Auditorium.
Room 100, Mathematics Building.
McKinnon, UBC, on Physics of Intercalation Batteries.
Room 318, Hennings Building.
Wong, Computer Science, UBC, on Pre-Conditioned
Conjugate Gradient Methods for Large Sparse Matrix
Problems. Room 203, Mathematics Building.
THURSDAY, APRIL 5 (Continued)
4:00 p.m. PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM. G. Smith, Livermore Lab.,
on Mirror Machine Approach to Magnetic Fusion.
Room 201, Hennings Building.
8:00 p.m. WESTWATER LECTURE. Grant L. Ainscough, chief
forester, MacMillan Bloedel Ltd., Vancouver, on The
Dragons and the St. Georges of the Coastal Forest.
Auditorium, Centennial Museum, 1100 Chestnut St.
1:00 p.m.   MEDICAL   GENETICS   SEMINAR.    Dr.    P.M.
MacLeod on Schwartz-Jampel Syndrome. 4th floor conference room, Health Centre for Children, 715 W. 12th
3:30 p.m.    LINGUISTICS COLLOQUIUM. Dr. Ross Saunders,
Modern Languages, SFU, on More on Bella Coola Control. Room 2225, Buchanan Building.
Khosla on Chemical Engineering in the Body? Room
206, Chemical Engineering Building.
through the UBC Language Institute. Continues until 5
p.m. Sunday. $35 includes meals. Call 228-2181, local
285, for registration.
A common scene as April and exams approach. Fewer special lectures and events scheduled
fewer spots for studying in the libraries.
Listed below are scheduled final oral examinations for the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy at the University. Unless otherwise noted, all examinations are held in the Faculty of Graduate Studies Examination
Room on the second floor of the General Services Administration
Building. Members of the University community are encouraged to attend the examinations, provided they do not arrive after the examination has commenced.
Tuesday, April 3, 10:30 a.m.: TAE HOON OUM, Interdisciplinary;
Demand for Freight Transportation with a Special Emphasis on
Mode Choice in Canada.
Thursday, April 5, 2:30 p.m.: TAHIR HUSAIN, Civil Engineering;
Shannon's Information Theory in Hydrologic Network Design and
Friday, April 6, 10:00 a.m.: DANIEL GALLACHER, History; Men,
Money, Machines. Studies Comparing Operations and Production
Agents in British Columbia's Coal Industry to 1891.
The Canada Employment Centre at UBC maintains listings of summer
session academic employment opportunities at universities and colleges across Canada. Interested faculty and graduate students can obtain further information by visiting the office, Room 214, Brock Hall, in
the south east corner of the building, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30
The Women Students' Office, formerly the Office of the Dean of
Women, is now located in Brock Hall. Personal counselling — room
203. Co-operative Education programs, Internship programs and
Career Counselling — room 213.
The Nitobe Garden is now open weekends. Hours at the Nitobe till
Easter are weekdays 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to
half an hour before sunset.
An exhibit on The Military History of Point Grey will continue in the
Special Collections Study Room, Main Library, until May 15.
A circulating exhibition from the National Gallery, Ottawa, on
Documentary Photography in Canada: 1850-1920 begins Tuesday,
April 3, and continues until Friday, April 27. Tuesday - Saturday;
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fine Arts Gallery, Main Library.
The residents of UBC's extended care unit in the Health Sciences Centre Hospital are offering their services to the University community. The
average age of the volunteers is 84, so the services they offer are
limited. If you have stapling, envelope filling, collating or other simple
tasks that you need help with, call Kathy Scalzo, director of rehabilitation, at 228-5487.


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