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by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
UBC's Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration will implement a
radically new 15-month MBA program
which will enable students to meet the
changing expectations of employers.
The new MBA program curriculum,
approved at the April 19 meeting of the
UBC Senate, replaces the traditional program that spanned 20 months. The new
program will enable graduates to enter
the business world five months earlier.
Commerce and Business Administration Dean Michael Goldberg said the curriculum addresses the need to break
down the traditional compartmentalized
approach to management and management education.
"The business community felt there
was an excessive emphasis on quantitative and analytic skills and not enough
emphasis on the so-called 'soft skills' such
as leadership and teamwork," he said.
To overcome that, the faculty developed a program with a 16-week integrated course which breaks down the
disciplinary approach to knowledge. In
addition, six, one-week modules devoted
to professional development will form a
common thread throughout the entire
full-time program. Students will have an
opportunity to build skills associated with
leadership, career guidance and personal
Goldberg said the new program offers
students detailed knowledge in 11 areas
of specialization, something which other
MBA programs don't offer.
"We give students an understanding
of a business organization and its environment, both internally and externally, specialist knowledge, and a
chance to apply that knowledge while
they're still in school through mandatory internships."
Tuition for the new 15-month program
will be $7,000 for 1995-96, which is still
far short of full cost-recovery. The faculty
may eventually consider recommending
a further increase in tuition.
Goldberg said the $7,000 includes
$5,000 in tuition fees and $2,000 in
student services fees associated with the
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. The student services fees
will help defray some of the costs of
providing such services as the Commerce
Career Centre, Study Abroad and Exchange Programs, and the Master's Programs Office.
"MBA students legitimately have a very
high demand for services and we could
not have provided the level of service they
want and deserve without taking in additional fees to help offset the costs,"
Goldberg said.
"However, students are getting out five
months early which offsets the $2,400
tuition increase many times over."
A part-time program, which normally
requires three years of study, will be
available in September, 1996.
Blossoms have
been bursting out
all over campus in
recent weeks. Two
women soak up the
sun and admire the
blooms on the hill
near the Student
Union Building
Gavin Wilson photo
Increase in operating grant to
meet cost of non-salary items
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
UBC has received notice that its base
operating grant from the provincial government for 1995-96 is $274,177,521,
up slightly from last year.
However, most of that increase is for
spending that is earmarked for specific
expenditures such as employment equity
The increase also includes a transfer
ofthe Biomedical Research Centre's $1.8-
million operating budget, which can be
used only for that purpose.
For the second year in a row the government has not provided any funding
for wage and salary increases.
The grant is up .6 per cent this year, an
improvement over the last few years,
when there was no increase at all, but
still hardly enough to cover the rising
costs of non-salary items, said Bruce
Gellatly.  vice-president.   Finance  and
For example, the plant operating cost
of new space — which this budget year
includes the C.K. Choi Building for the
Institute of Asian Research, the Advanced
Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory Building, the Jack Bell Laboratory
at Vancouver Hospital and the Neville
Scarfe Building expansion — will be
$564,000 plus another $272.000 for utilities.
See BUDGET Page 2
Physics student takes top spot in
national undergraduate exam
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
UBC science undergraduates have
done it again.
First, three students placed among
the top 50 of North America's brightest in
the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical
Now a UBC physics student has outclassed all others in the country and
placed first overall in the 1995 Canadian
Association of Physicists (CAP) undergraduate exam.
And three other UBC students placed
in the top 10.
The first-place showing was by Mark
Van Raamsdonk. a fourth- year physics/
math honours student. He was also among
the students who placed in the top 50 in
the Putnam.
Van Raamsdonk's performance would
not surprise his professors or classmates.
He often gets grades of 100 per cent in his
courses and may have the highest grade
point average ever recorded at UBC.
Taking third place in the CAP exam
was Michael Montour, a fifth-year engineering physics student.
David Savitt, third-year math, placed
fifth. Savitt, 17, came in 10th in North
America in the Putnam.
Third-year physics/math honours student Erich Mueller placed ninth in the
CAP exam.
In total. 118 students wrote the prize
exam this year, representing 22 universities across the country. UBC had the
largest contingent, with 18 students.
"We're extremely pleased with these
results," said Physics Head BrianTurrell.
"It reflects very well on our students and
their teachers."
The three-hour CAP exam consisted
of questions based on the principle
areas of study in undergraduate physics: mechanics, electromagnetism.
atomic physics, relativity, quantum
mechanics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.
Most students writing the exam were
enrolled in either third or fourth year
honours programs.
Specific exam marks are not usually
revealed, a CAP spokesperson said.
Open House
Things are rapidly falling into place as UBC prepares for Open House '95
Pacific Community 4
Forum: Ted Aoki looks at the challenges In building a Pacific community
Service Rewarded 5
Five UBC employees are recognized for their commitment to excellence
Multimedia Mission 12
Profile: Charles Tremewen keeps UBC on the multimedia bandwagon 2 UBC Reports ■ May 4, 1995
Child health focus of conference
About 4,000 delegates will
converge at the Vancouver Trade
and Convention Centre from May
30 to June 3 for a five-day international congress focusing on
child health and related issues
such as poverty, education,
population and environmental
Child Health 2000 will host
more than 400 speakers including Nobel Prize laureates, health
ministers, senior economists,
scientists and medical experts
with one common
goal in mind — to
eradicate suffering
and death from preventable and treatable causes, said Dr.
professor of
Pediatrics and
founder of the congress.
Tze was recently
appointed a member
of the Order of Canada for his
outstanding work in the field of
children's health, survival, development and protection.
Wah Jun Tze
Continued from Page 2
Utility rate increases generally on campus will cost an estimated $279,000 this year.
This continues to put a great
deal of pressure on the institution," Gellatly said.
A major question mark hanging over the university's budget
plans is unresolved agreements
for faculty and staff compensation.
The Faculty Association goes
to binding arbitration later this
month, and campus unions have
been without a contract for more
than a year. With no funding for
pay hikes, any increases will involve direct, offsetting cuts in
positions, Gellatly said.
An increase to this year's
grant allocation of $452,000
covers pay equity provisions in
previously existing labour
The province has provided
another $1.6 million as part of
the effort to increase
enrolments at B.C.'s post-secondary institutions. This is
expected to allow an additional
228 full-time equivalent undergraduate places at UBC next
On top of the base operating
grant, UBC will receive a
$400,000 partnership grant to
help support degree programs
offered on a partnership basis
with university-colleges. This
funding will be eliminated in future years as university-colleges
assume full responsibility for
their degree programming.
UBC will also receive $2 million in cash and $2.4 million in
debenture capital this year to
match donations made to the
World of Opportunity fund-
raising campaign for endowment and building capital
costs. The funds are part ofthe
University Matching Program,
which encouraged private sector donations to B.C. universities by matching them with
government funds.
UBC will also receive $1.2 million in designated funding to support teacher education programs.
As in past years, $3.4 million will
be provided for academic equipment funding, down from $5.2
million in 1994-95.
Current figures indicate that
approximately 13 million children die each year, most from
preventable diseases.
Of those children, four
million are under five
years old. An estimated 30 to 50 per
cent ofthe deaths will
be attributed to malaria and acute respiratory infections.
"One of the key aspects of this meeting
will be  to overcome
the dreadful poverty
which still has a global grip on
children," Tze said.
"We see so clearly on our television screens and in our news
papers what happens to children caught in a natural disaster or war, but the vast majority
of deaths and suffering are silent
emergencies and they remain
unobserved by the world at large.
"It is only by addressing the
needs of children that we will
learn how to solve the problems.
We are planning an historical
landmark event which will improve the lives of children around
the world."
Major conference sessions will
include mother and baby's
health; population, women and
the environment; the information superhighway and
telemedicine; AIDS/HIV and infants, children, youth and mothers; nutrition; child health in a
changing society and infectious
Tze. who specializes in
pediatric endocrinology and also
serves as organizing chair ofthe
event, said that delegates to the
second world congress and exposition will have clear working
Their primary task will be to
Personal security courses
offered to campus staff
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
Personal security can be as
close as live steps away.
_ UBC faculty and staff are invited to learn how by attending
free workshops on campus designed to raise awareness of and
deal with personal safety risks
specific to the workplace.
"We have developed a five-
step approach to personal security in response to the most common situations UBC employees
could find themselves in," said
Meg Gaily, UBC's personal security co-ordinator.
She explained that participants study several different
scenarios in which their safety
may be at risk — including
how to deal with violent coworkers and intruders in the
workplace — to help them identify solutions and alleviate the
The workshops are also interactive and tailored to the participants' concerns to give them
an opportunity to express those
needs and apply the skills they
learn in related scenarios," Gaily
A minimum of 15 participants
is required for each 90-minute
workshop which is led by a team
of volunteer instructors representing a broad range of campus
departments including Parking
and Security Services, the
Women Students' Office and
Human Resources.
Gaily said that the university, which funds the workshops as part of its personal
security plan, hopes to begin
offering a student program by
She estimates that approximately 600 faculty and staff
members have attended the 40
workshops delivered since the
pilot program was launched last
Departments interested in
scheduling a personal security
workshop can call Gaily at 822-
6210 or e-mail her at
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Scope of work garners Killam prize
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
A physics professor whose interdisciplinary work in physics, chemistry and
biology has attracted worldwide acclaim
is the winner of the prestigious Izaak
Walton Killam Memorial Prize from the
Canada Council.
Prof. Emeritus Myer Bloom will receive
his $50,000 prize May 16 in Ottawa from
Gov. Gen. Romeo Leblanc. Bloom's award,
in recognition of a distinguished career in
the natural sciences, is one of three Killam
Memorial Prizes. The other two are for
engineering and health sciences.
Bloom was cited for his capacity for
provocative, original thinking that brings
together concepts from many different
areas of science.
First establishing his reputation as a
remarkable theoretician and
experimentalist of solid state nuclear
magnetic resonance (NMR). in the past
15 years he has used his knowledge of
NMR methods to further our understanding of the structure and function of biological membranes.
Bloom has always been at the forefront
of research. When he was a PhD student
he demonstrated that the then new pulsed
nuclear magnetic resonance technique
could be used to study pure electric
quadrupole interactions. Papers he produced on this topic played a seminal role
in establishing this still-important experimental technique.
Bloom joined UBC's Physics Dept. in
1995 Honorary degree recipients
Native elder revered as
traditional healer, mentor
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
Musqueam healer and elder Vincent
Stogan.  whose  leadership and guidance contributed greatly to the planning of UBC's First Nations longhouse, will be
presented with an honorary degree on May 30.
Stogan. the cultural
and spiritual leader ofthe
Musqueam Nation, is also
revered for his service as
a traditional healer, counsellor and mentor to all
First Nations, as well as
to many non-native
A tireless ambassador
for the Musqueam Nation,
he travels throughout
B.C.. Canada and the United States to
practice his gift of healing and participate in traditional gatherings.
His cultural and spiritual activities
have promoted understanding of the
beliefs and traditions of First Nations
peoples for other cultures.
Stogan. a long-time friend of UBC,
served on the university's advisory committee of the First Nations House of
Vincent Stogan
Learning where he is currently a resident elder. He is also an elder to the
Native Indian Teacher Education Program.
His dedication to community service,   especially  to  organizations  concerned with the welfare of
abuse victims, is exemplary.
It includes serving on
the board of directors of
the Vancouver Indian
Cultural Society, the
Friendship Centre in Mission. B.C. and the Vancouver Aboriginal Child
and Family Services Society.
Stogan has also been
instrumental in working
with the Vancouver
School Board to provide
elementary and high school students
with knowledge about First Nations
culture and values.
Praised as an inspiration in his pursuit to renew ancient ceremonial rites
that were slowly eroding due to lack of
spiritual leadership, Stogan was presented with the Gold Eagle Feather
Award by the Professional Native Women's Association in 1993.
Cultural activist began
career at UBC museum
UBC graduate Gloria Webster, renowned as a First Nations scholar and
leader in Canadian native cultural affairs, will return to her alma mater on
June 1 to receive an honorary degree.
A pioneer in native-owned and operated museums. Webster began her career as an assistant curator at UBC's
Museum of Anthropology.
A cultural activist, her negotiations
with the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Royal Ontario Museum and
the National Museum of the American
Indian were instrumental in repatriating a collection of potlatch ceremonial
objects which were illegally confiscated
in the 1920s.
Webster, a resident of Alert Bay. B.C..
was the driving force behind the establishment ofthe U'mista Cultural Centre
in that community which was constructed to house the collection.
Groups from across North America,
Scandinavia and Asia have since sought
her advice as a heritage consultant on
the legal and cultural rights of indigenous people.
A writer and film-maker, Webster
has produced what is considered to be
some of the best work that exists on
Kwakwaka'wakw culture, art and history.
An ardent supporter of inter-cultural understanding, especially among
people dealing with cultural materials,
she has served on the advisory council
for the First People's Hall of the Museum of Civilization and has been a
member ofthe B.C. Museum Association executive council and the Museums and First Nations task force.
Webster is a former vice-chair of the
Heritage. Language and Cultural Council. Ministry of Native Affairs for the
province of B.C.
She has been previously recognized
by UBC for her outstanding accomplishments with a 75th anniversary
In 1993, Webster was the recipient
of the Native American Art Studies Association Biennial Honor Award for Lifetime Achievement.
(These are the final articles in a series
on UBC's spring congregation honorary
degree recipients.)
1956 where he set up a research program
to study liquids and gases, an area that
spans both physics and chemistry.
In the early 1970s Bloom used deuterium NMR to demonstrate molecular order in liquid crystals. Today, techniques
he pioneered in deuterium NMR are increasingly applied to polymers, proteins,
lipids and surfaces.
Later studies have made a major impact on understanding the connections
between the physical properties of biological materials and their biological function.
This work led to a new program with
the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research called The Science ol" Soft Surfaces and Interfaces. Bloom is the director of the program, which now includes
1 1 scientists in Canada, Europe and the
As well as working at UBC. Bloom has
carried out research for extended periods
of time at other institutions including
Harvard. Rome and Kyoto universities,
the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
in Sydney, Australia, and the Laboratoire
Myer Bloom
de Physique des Solides at the Universite
de Paris-Sud.
GVRD to set up UBC
planning committee
The Greater Vancouver Regional District is seeking nominations for a Planning Advisory Committee that will guide
development of an Official Community
Plan for UBC.
In December 1994, the GVRD and
UBC drafted a memorandum of understanding concerning the preparation of
an official community plan for an area
including the UBC campus and two lots
located in Pacific Spirit Park.
"After extensive discussion with members ofthe UBC community, the GVRD is
eager to appoint an advisory committee
to get started on plan development." said
Ken Cameron, manager of the GVRD's
Strategic Planning Department.
Cameron said the advisory committee
will play an important role in advising not
only on the content ofthe official community plan but also on the public consultation process. He added that while the
committee will play a key part in that
process, other measures will also be required to ensure opportunities for broad
public input.
Nominations will be drawn from a wide
range of organizations and interest groups
both on and off campus.
President David Strangway said UBC's
land use objectives, as submitted to the
GVRD. incorporate the need for a complete community and an endowment base
for the university. These objectives,
adopted by the Board of Governors after
extensive consultation with the campus
community over the past 18 months, also
take into account the planning strategies
devised by the GVRD.
Seventy per cent of the 383 hectare
campus will be reserved for academic
and related institutional use under the
proposals. Strangway noted that about
40 per cent has been developed with
ample latitude for diversification and
30 per cent remains available for future use.
Another 30 per cent of campus could
be allocated for long-term housing leases
to generate endowments to help meet the
university's mission and, at the same
time, help the GVRD in its quest to achieve
a compact metropolitan region.
All income from long-term leases will
be used for endowments directly supporting UBC's academic mission.
UBC's Open House '95
rapidly gaining momentum
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
Excitement is building across campus
for Open House '95.
More than 14 committees are planning details of the three-day extravaganza, taking place Oct. 13 - 15, featuring the latest in UBC research, teaching
and clinical care.
"Committee members, including faculty, staff, students and alumni, are working with great enthusiasm to ensure that
Open House '95 has something for everyone." said Debora Sweeney, UBC marketing manager.
"They have come up with scores of
dynamic displays and intriguing exhibits
to delight visitors of all ages."
Attractions planned to date include
the mock trial of Goldilocks and the
Three Bears, a simulated earthquake,
demonstrations of lie detection and
eye witness testimony,  a chemistry
magic show, computerized mortgage
analysis, a Botancial Garden apple
fest. a presentation on the future of
B.C.'s forests and advice on healthy
Visitors will also be invited to visit the
new. award-winning Morris and Helen
Belkin Art Gallery, attend a Vancouver
Grizzlies exhibition game at UBC's
Thunderbird Stadium and participate in
the university's 80th anniversary celebrations taking place during Open House
A giant birthday cake and a plaque
commemorating UBC's growth and
achievements will mark the festivities on
Oct. 15 at 10:00 a.m.
To date, about 75 people have volunteered their services for Open House '95
which is expected to attract over 200,000
visitors during the three days.
For more information about volunteer
opportunities with Open House '95, call
Carole Forsythe at 822-0548. 4 UBC Reports • May 4, 1995
Abe Hefter photo
Archival Access
University Librarian Ruth Patrick (left) and Jean-Pierre Wallot, national
archivist of Canada, were on hand for the April 19 opening ofthe Vancouver
Access Site at the UBC Main Library. The site will enable the public and
researchers to look for National Archives material through computer and
multimedia displays.
Conference builds on
sense of community
Six high school students from
Steveston Senior Secondary School finally got to talk to pals in New Zealand
last month courtesy of the UBC
The audio conference between the Richmond teens and counterparts from
Aotearoa, New Zealand was the finale of a
four-day educational conference called
Imagining a Pacific Community which
brought 106 scholars to Point Grey from
34 universities, colleges and educational
centres around the Pacific Rim.
The Steveston students have been
participating in a UBC-based study involving close to 700 students from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New
Zealand, Singapore, the Solomon Islands
and the U.S. The international project
assesses students' knowledge of geographical and cultural factors in the region and explores with students the concept of a Pacific community.
Headed by Prof. John Willinsky. the
study is an outgrowth of UBC's participation in the Pacific Circle Consortium, an
association of educational researchers
and officials from the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries in the Pacific. The
first phase of Willinsky's project consists
of a survey asking students aged 15 to 17
to write about different aspects of life in
their respective regions.
"This pilot phase establishes the best
means for tapping into students' understanding ofthe people, history and geography of the Pacific region and their community's place within it." said Willinsky.
director of UBC's Centre for the Study of
Curriculum and Instruction. Willinsky
hopes to expand the survey to include
about 1,500 students in 10 or more nations. The goal is to get student-created
materials circulating in classrooms of
participating nations to foster co-operative learning.
Those participating in the
teleconference produced and exchanged
short videos about their own communities which helped them prepare questions for the audio hookup.
Together with colleagues James
Gaskell and Stephen Carey. Willinsky
organized the Imagining a Pacific Community conference which featured presentations on multicultural/anti-racism
education, educational technologies, cultural studies, aboriginal studies, comparative literature, gender studies, history and geography, and global and language education.
Call for proposals for former
Faculty Club site expected
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
The UBC Real Estate Corporation is
expected to put out a call this month for
proposals for the future use of the land
and building formerly occupied by the
Faculty Club.
A project team at the corporation is
managing the process to determine the
future of the site, home of the Faculty
Club until it went into receivership last
An advisory committee is guiding the
project team and has determined the
criteria for judging the proposals. The
committee will examine the proposals
and determine which will be recommended to President David Strangway.
The criteria for proposals are:
• the facility must include a gathering
place for members ofthe university community
• the facility must generate sufficient
cash flow to service and retire existing
• the facility must be financially viable
and economically self-sustaining
• the facility must fit compatibly into the
physical fabric of the university
• the university will incur no management responsibility or financial liability
for the facility
As well, future uses ofthe site should
be in the original spirit of philanthropist
Leon Koerner's gift, which made the building possible. Koerner envisioned the site
as a place where members of the university community could meet and exchange
Advisory committee members are: Prof.
Joost Blom. Facultyof Law: John Diggens.
former head of the Alumni Association:
Assoc. Prof. Ann Hilton. School of Nursing: Sanford Hirshen. director. School of
Architecture: Joan King, manager. Ceremonies and Events; Maria Klawe. vice-
president. Student and Academic Senices: Albert McClean. associate vice-president. Academic: Laurie Peers, legal advisor for the Koerner family: Prof. Elaine
Stolar. School of Social Work and Prof.
Lawrence Weiler. Chemistry.
Anyone wishing to submit a proposal
should call Noel O'Connor at the UBC
Real Estate Corporation. 731-3103.
The Pacific community:
Diversity and Difference
by Ted Aoki
Ted Aoki. an adjunct professor
associated with the Asia Pacific
Education Graduate Program in the
Dept. of Language Education, opened
the recent international conference.
Imagining a Pacific Community:
Representation and Education. The
following is excerpted from liis
The Pacific Rim. The Asia Pacific.
The Pacific Community — these and
other newly coined signifiers slide
about with shifting images as global
attention turns at the end of this
century to this
oceanic space we
call The Pacific.
Such a turn of
interest leads to a
saying that resonates within me:
The regime of" the
Pacific will arrive.
This saying was
cited often early in
this century by my
parents, both
teachers from
Tokyo, at the
Japanese Language
School I attended
dutifully in
Cumberland on
Vancouver Island, a
namesake of
Cumberland, we
were told, in
northern England.
In this small but
thriving mining
community settled migrant coal
miners and their families in diverse
mining towns - an Italian town, a
Chinese town, and two Japanese
towns - all situated in clearings
caned out for them in the periphery
ofthe main English town, lorded by
the huge estate ofthe Dunsmuirs.
Daily during the morning and
early afternoon I attended what we
called the "School for Whites" and
after that, in late afternoon. I attended Japanese Language School.
Students like myself" thereby received
a doubled schooling that positioned
us in the midst of a two-fold of
Pacific languages and histories.
At the public school, teachers had
to deal with a language problem. I
still remember how to encourage us
into the discursive world of English,
the school set up a language code for
recess breaks: "Anyone speaking
Japanese during recess shall be
strapped." With such a code of
conduct, we learned to speak English
out loud and to speak Japanese
silently, erupting into Japanese at
the end of the public school day as
we hiked off to Japanese school
jabbering in Japanese all the way.
At the other school, the public
school, I remember being schooled
into the exciting, gung-ho narratives
of western discoveries and the
daunting exploits of Columbus and
Magellan. But here, where we are
now. the British and English language prevailed and prevails.
However, new language codes are
at work in B.C. In the public school's
curricular scene exist legitimized
spaces for East Asian languages,
such as Japanese. Mandarin.
Cantonese and Korean. For some
years now the Ministry of Education
in B.C. has been promoting what we
have learned to call the Pacific
We need to question
this idea of the Pacific
Community as
diversity because it
produces - in its
seeming liberal
openness and
tolerance of others - a
silent norm that both
contains and
constrains differences
on the underside of
diversity of the
- Ted Aoki
Initiatives. Under such supportive
promotion, we have seen the to and
fro movement of teachers and
students spanning the Pacific; we
have seen curricular activities
inspired by the initiatives and we
have seen teacher education institutions participating through programming and re-programming. At UBC,
in the recently inaugurated Asia
Pacific Education Graduate Program, studies in Education oriented
to the Pacific are underway. Indeed,
we are in a position to transform the
saying from the future tense into the
present tense - "The regime of the
Pacific has come."
^^^■■^■■b"" However,
inherent in the idea
of a Pacific Community is a sense
of indeterminacy
and indefiniteness,
situating us in a
space of ambiguity
and ambivalence.
Indeed, "unity in
diversity" has
become a geopolitical slogan we often
hear in North
America. Hence,
when we speak of
the Pacific Community, we find
ourselves predisposed to slip into
the metaphor of
So disposed, we
     texture the Pacific
Community as one
of diverse cultural and national
entities, an anthropological museum of national cultures often
exoticized. categorized and labelled. In the field of education,
the endorsement of cultural
diversity has become the bedrock
of multicultural, multinational
education that flourishes in our
school curricula as exotic studies
of Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan,
Hong Kong and so on, and on
multicultural days often celebrated
in schools. And at the university
level, this curriculum of diversity
appears as an arrangement in
Asian Studies programs or entrenched entities in Asian Studies
We need to question this idea of
the Pacific Community as diversity
because it produces - in its seeming
liberal openness and tolerance of
others - a silent norm that both
contains and constrains differences
on the underside of diversity of the
What is needed is a disruption, a
displacement that relocates us away
from the space of demographic
plurality inscribed in diversity to a
borderline space that as one noted
scholar says "permits negotiations of
cultural translation".
Such a repositioning is a movement away from the notion of
community as diversity to community as difference, an enunciating
space of language in movement, a
space of signifying activity, a space
of inter-language translation. It is
that enunciating space of cultural
and language differences - in my
case, the space which is neither
Japan nor Canada, neither Japanese or English, but that interspace
where the otherness of others
cannot be buried. UBC Reports • May 4, 1995 5
Forestry Dean Clark
Binkley shows a model
of the Pacific Forest
Sciences Centre to
Lignum Ltd. Chair and
CEO John Kerr. Lignum
contributed $125,000
toward the naming of a
classroom in the new
building, with
construction scheduled
to begin late this
summer. Matching
funds will come from
the province. Kerr and
Binkley joined UBC
President David
Strangway and
Chancellor Robert Lee
at a reception at the
president's residence
April 18.
Abe Hefter photo
President's Service
Awards recognize
commitment to
The President's Service Award
for Excellence was introduced in
1991 to recognize excellence in
personal achievement and outstanding contributions to UBC.
Recipients ofthe award are presented with a gold medal and
$5,000. This year's President's
Service Award for Excellence
winners are:
Albert McClean
McClean joined UBC's Faculty of Law in 1960. An early
recipient ofthe Master Teaching
Prize, McClean went on to become dean of Law from 1971 to
1976. He also served as editor of
the Canadian Bar Review, the
"I don't
know who Dr. Jahjah is,
but he sure made a difference
to my bottom line
last year."
Lynda Whittaker is the manager of One + One Ladies Wear on Robson in Vancouver. Dr. Jahjah
is a prominent dental surgeon. They've never met.
But when Dr. Jahjah and his associates launched a bid for the 1994 World Dental Congress,
they also helped ensure that Lynda and a lot of other retailers like her would continue to enjoy
the major economic benefits that conventions bring to Vancouver each year.
The World Dental Congress brought almost 15,000 delegates and guests to one of the largest
conventions ever held in Vancouver. With them came an estimated $35 million in total economic
impact, including new business for local restaurants, attractions and retailers. And when these
businesses benefit, so do their suppliers, services and employees.
"We had a steady stream of customers wearing convention name tags that week;" said
Lynda. "It was pretty clear they were giving a real boost to business in our area."
At the Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre, we salute Dr. Jahjah and the many others like
him whose hard work and determination help bring convention business to Vancouver.
They can count on our support - and, we're sure, the support of people like Lynda Whittaker.
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for an event, give us a call. Our sales staff are available for consultation and assistance - and
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premier academic law review in
Canada. He was appointed to
his present position as associate
vice-president. Academic, and
special advisor to the president
in 1986.
Bill McLennan
Until his appointment as
manager of design projects,
graphics and photography at the
Museum of Anthropology in
1992, most of McLennan's 19
years at UBC were spent as a
technical employee. His work as
an exhibit designer has won recognition across Canada and internationally. McLennan's scholarly contributions come from his
own research into First Nations
art - particularly 19th century
Northwest Coast painted design
- and from his active support of
the work of contemporary First
Nations artists in a variety of
Rolando "Lando" Robillo
For 13 years, Robillo has
managed the media room In the
DepL of Microbiology and Immunology. In this capacity he
has ensured that a variety of
supplies are available as required
to support the activities of the
department's teaching laboratories. Always cheerful, Robillo
continues to make the Microbiology Dept a welcoming place
while at the same time ensuring
the success of laboratory exercises.
Harvey Burian
Twenty-five years ago,
Burian started out as an administrative assistant in what
was then known as Personnel
and Ancillary Services. His career eventually took him into
the area of information systems, where he's been employed since 1986. Today, as
manager of the Human Resources Information Centre,
Burian is responsible primarily for the computerized employee database system, and
extracting system information
in the form of various reports.
Chris Mewis
From 1970 through 1977.
Mewis was employed in a
number of areas on campus,
including the Dental Hygiene
Program and the Faculty of
Education. For the last 17
years, she has worked in the
Dept. of Oceanography where
she acts as assistant to the
department head. Mewis is responsible for the administrative functions of the department which include advising
faculty on employment and
grant application policies and
guidelines: advising students
on scholarship applications
and reconciling and producing
department budget summaries. A former assistant boating instructor. Mewis has been
sailing for more than 20 vears. 6 UBC Reports • May 4, 1995
May 7 through June 17
Sunday, May 7
Ninth Pacific Institute on
Addiction Studies
Through May 10. Share resources, information and experiences in treatment of alcohol and
other drug problems. Registration May 7 at 5pm. Curtis (Law)
Main Foyer 101/102. Call Janet
Bianic at 874-3466.
Monday, May 8
BC Cancer Research Centre
MRP-Mediated MultidrugResist-
ance: In Vitro/In Vivo Studies.
Dr. Erasmus Schneider, National
Cancer Institute. National Institutes of Health. Bethesda. Maryland. BC Cancer Research Centre lecture theatre at 12pm. Call
Biology Seminars
Coronaviruses/Multiple Sclerosis: Interaction Between A Common Cold Virus/The Central
Nervous/Immune Systems. Dr.
Pierre Talbot. Neuroimmunovi-
rology Laboratory. Institute
Armand-Frappier, Laval. Que.
D.H. Copp 2002/2004 at
12:30pm. Refreshments at
12:15pm. Call 822-9871.
Guanylate Cyclase Activating Protein: A Calcium Sensitive Regulator Of Phototransduction. Dr.
Kris Palczewski, Ophthalmology/
Pharmacology, U. of Washington, Seattle, WA. IRC #4 at
3:45pm. Refreshments at
3:30pm. Call 822- 9871.
Tuesday, May 9
UBC Alumni Association
Business Breakfast
Entrepreneurial/The Electronic
Age. Paul Lee, BCom, chief operating officer. Electronic Arts
(Canada) Inc.. chief financial officer. EA Sports Division. Hotel
Vancouver. Saturna Island Room
from 7:15-8:15am. S25 per person, includes hot breakfast. Call
MOST Workshop
Delegating. Jan Heslop. Broek
Hall 0017 from 9am-12pm. Refreshments. Call 822-9644.
Scholarly Colloquium
Nurses' Decision Making: Ethics
In Caring. Dr. Anne Williams.
Nursing Studies. Li. of Manchester. England. Vancouver Hosp/
HSC Acute Care T-180 from 4:30-
5:30pm. Call 822-7453.
Wednesday, May 10
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Sports/Athletic Injuries: When
The Surgeon Becomes The Patient: Rehabilitation/Disability.
Chair; Dr. R.W. McGraw.
Speaker: Dr. P. Wright. Eye Care
Centre auditorium at 7am. Call
Respiratory Seminar Series
Upper Airway Videoendoscopy In
Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Dr.
Frank Ryan, Medicine. Vancouver Hosp/HSC Laurel Pavilion
Taylor-Fiddler conference room
from 5-6pm. Call 875-5653.
Thursday, May 11
Multimedia Event
Innovation  Fund  Demonstra
tions. Interactive laboratory simulation; ATM and other high speed
computer networking; videoconferencing. Brian Holl, Plant
Science; Mike Hrybyk, Central
Networking; Ian Franks, Media
Services. USBTELEcentre from 1-
2pm. Call 822-3062.
Friday, May 12
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Head Injury: Controversies/Current Research. Dr. Peter Skippen,
Pediatrics, Intensive Care Unit,
Children's Hospital. GF Strong
auditorium at 9am. Call 875- 2307.
Health Care/Epidemiology
The "Cost" Of Cost Reductions.
Dr. Michael O'Shaughnessy, director, BC Centre for Excellence in
HIV/AIDS. Mather 253 from 9-
10am. Call 822-2772.
Sunday, May 14
Botanical Garden 5th Annual
Perennial Plant Sale
Demonstration by eight garden
personalities. Plant sale in Botanical Garden parking lot from 10am-
4pm; demonstration from 1lam-
2:30pm. Garden admission with
plant purchase. Call 822-9666.
Monday, May 15
Biology Seminar
Proteins/Nucleotide Modification
In The Peptidyl Transferase Centre Of The Yeast Mitochondrial
Ribosome. Dr. Tom Mason, Biochemistry, U. of Massachusetts.
IRC #4 at 3:45. Refreshments at
3:30pm. Call 822-9871.
UBC Bookstore Reading
The Piano Man's Daughter. Timothy Findley, award-winning Canadian author. Frederic Wood theatre at 7:30pm. Admission $10.
Doors open at 7pm. Tickets available at UBC Bookstore front information desk. Call 822-4749.
Tuesday, May 16
MOST Workshop
Understanding Your Pension Plan.
Pension Administration Office
staff. Ponderosa Maple Room from
10-12pm. Refreshment. Call 822-
Wednesday, May 17
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Upper Extremity: Golf-When The
Swing Isn't There Anymore. Chair:
Dr. R.W. McGraw; speaker: Dr. W.
Regan. Eye Care Centre auditorium at 7am. Call 875- 4272.
Respiratory Seminar Series
T-Lymphocytes In Airways And
Asthma. Dr. Tony Frew, senior
lecturer, U. of Southampton. Vancouver Hosp/HSC Laurel Pavilion
Taylor-Fiddler conference room
from 5-6pm. Call 875-5653.
Senate Meeting
The Ninth Regular Meeting OfThe
Senate, UBC's Academic Parliament. Curtis 102 at 8pm.
Thursday, May 18
MOST Workshop
Situational Leadership. Carol Ann
Fried, consultant. Friedom Train
ing. Brock Hall 0017 from 9am-
4pm.Refreshments.Call 822-9644.
Friday, May 19
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Predictive Genetic Testing: The
Consequences Of Knowing. Dr. Bill
McKellin, Anthropology/Sociology;
Dr. Michael Burgess, visiting research fellow, Bioethics. U. of
Calgary. GF Strong Auditorium at
9am. Call 875-2307.
Health Care/Epidemiology
TBA. Mather 253 from 9- 10am.
Call 822-2772.
Tuesday, May 23
Green College Seminar
Reforming Juvenile Justice.
Anthony Doob, Centre for Criminology, U. of Toronto. Green College recreation lounge at 5:30pm.
Call 822-8660.
Wednesday, May 24
Biology Seminar
The Ins-And-Outs And Ups-And-
Downs Of Voltage-Sensitive Sodium Channels. Dr. Roland Kallen,  |
Biochemistry/Biophysics.   U.  of i
Pennsylvania. IRC #1 at 3:45pm.   f
Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Hip Dysplasia, Dr. S. P. Plranl, Dr.
H.K. Outerbridge. Vane. Hosp/
HSC Eye Care Centre Auditorium
from 7 - 8am. Call 875-4677.
Thursday, May 25
MOST Workshop
People with Disabilities In The
Work Place. Ruth Warick. director. Disability Resource Centre.
Brock Hall 0017 from 9am-12pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-9644.
DOW Distinguished Lecturer
The Physics Of Polymer Adsorption: Applications To Papermaking.
Dr. T.G.M. van de Ven. Pulp/Paper Research Institute ol" Canada.
Pulp/Paper Centre. McGill U. UBC
Pulp/Paper Centre 101 at 3pm.
Call 822-8560.
Health Care/Epidemiology
Physician Resource Management
In Canada. Dr. Steve Gray, medical specialist. Ministry of Health.
Mat her 253 from 9-1 Oarn. Call 822-
Friday, May 26
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
LongTerm Prediction Ol Outcome
For Very Preterm Infants From
Neonatal Ultrasound. Dr. Ann
Stewart, senior lecturer. Perinatal
Medicine, U. College London Medical School, UK, GF Strong Auditorium at 9am. Call 875-2307.
Continuing Education in
Applied Science
Three-day workshop. Alternate
Energy Series Micro Hydroelectric
Systems. Mr. Robert Mathews.
CEME 1212. For times and fee call
Wednesday, May 31
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Medicolegal Issues in 1995. Chris
Hlnklnson, Q.C. Vancouver Hosp/
HSC Eye Care Centre Auditorium
at 7am. Call 875-4272.
Thursday, June 1
Continuing Education in
Applied Science
Two-day workshop. UBC Fire Protection Engineering: Design Calculations For Fire Resistance. Various speakers. For times and fee
call 822-3347.
Friday, June 2
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Clinicopathological Conference.
Dr. Poul Sorensen/Dr. J.F. Magee,
both in Pathology, Children's I Ios-
pital: Dr. Tarek Momemah.
Pediatrics. GF Strong Auditorium
at 9am. Call 875-2307.
Health Care/Epidemiology
Radon In BC. Dr. Chris van Netten.
Health Care/Epidemiologv.
Mather 253 from 9- 10am. Call 822-
MOST Workshop
Risk Taking: Nothing
Ventured...Nothing Gained. Gary
Harper/Dennis Hilton, management consultants. Brock Hall 0017
from9am-4pm. Refreshments. Call
Tuesday, June 6
MOST Workshop
Motivating Your Staff: A Challenge
For Leaders. Jim Cameron, management consultant. Brock Hall
0017 from 9am-4pm. Refreshments. Call 822-9644.
Thursday, June 8
Multimedia Event
Innovation Fund Demonstrations.
WWW courseware, video on-demand over the network: language
learning lor special purposes. Joerg
Roche. Centre for Intercultural
Language Studies: Murray
Goldberg. Computer Science and
Computing Senices staff. USB
TELEcentre from 1 -2pm. Call 822-
Friday, June 9
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Hope For Children With Hamburger Disease. The Synsorb Trial.
Dr. Nevio Cimolai. Pathology: Dr.
James Carter. Pediatric
Nephrology. GF Strong Auditorium
at 9am. Call 875-2307.
Tuesday, June 13
MOST Workshop
An Introduction To Health.
Safety/ Environmental Issues At
UBC. Health. Safety/Environment staff. Brock Hall 0017 from
9am-12pm. Refreshments. Call
Wednesday, June 14
Orthopaedic Update '95
Current Concepts In Orthopaedics. Dr. Robert W. McGraw.
Sutton Place Hotel June 14, 15,
16. Call 875-4272.
Thursday, June 15
MOST Workshop
Building Team Effectiveness.
Gareth Wood, consultant,
Gareth Wood Associates.
Ponderosa Cedar Room, June
15 from 9am-4pm; June 16
from 9am-12pm. Refreshments. Call 822 9644.
Friday, June 16
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation: Collaboration with
Czech Republic. Dr. Josef P.
Skala, Pediatrics, Oncology/
Hematology. GF Strong Auditorium from 9-10am. Call 875-
Health Care/Epidemiology
TBA. Dr. Arminee Kazanjian,
assoc. director; Dr. Isabelle
Savoie. research assoc, both at
Centre for Health Services/Policy
Research. Mather 253 from 9-
10am. Call 822-2772.
Health Care/Epidemiology
Community Medicine In Hospitals. Dr. Peter Riben, Laboratory
Medicine. Mather 253 from 9-
10am. Call 822-2772.
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Reports. The next
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that issue is June 6.
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Calendar items must be submitted on forms available from the UBC Public Affairs Office, 207-6328
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Deadline for the June 15 issue of UBC Reports —
which covers the period June 18 to July 15 — is noon,
June 6. Supplement to UBC Reports
UBC Reports ■ May 4, 1995 7
Vice President, Student and
Academic Services
6328 Memorial Road
Vancouver, B.C. Canada
V6T 1Z2
Dear Colleagues:
In October 1993, Ruth Patrick
appointed a committee chaired by M.
A. Hickling to review the Crane
Memorial Library. The Committee
presented its report in September,
1994. Its major conclusions and recommendations are summarized below:
• There is an immediate need for a
review of the reporting structures
that recognizes the current role of
the staff in the Crane Library.
• The Crane Library requires additional staff" if it is to carry out its
• Facilitation of the production of
"talking books" should be considered.
• There is a need for better coordination of fund raising for the Crane
Library and the Disability Resource
Centre (DRC).
• There is a need for improved communication within the Library system as it relates to Crane, with particular reference to fund raising.
• The facilities presently occupied by
Crane are unsatisfactory and inadequate.
• Crane circulation should be integrated into the Library circulation
system and bar coding should replace the traditional procedures.
Following receipt of the Hickling
report, and prior to taking action on
any of its conclusions. K. D.
Srivastava initiated a review of the
broader issues relating to the provision of senices to the disabled. Attached vou will find a copy of the
Committee's report for your information. It should be noted that the
figures from the Crane Resources
Centre and those from the DRC are
not comparable. The Committee's
recommendations are as follows:
• Where possible, the senices to
disabled persons should be decentralized and funds provided accordingly. There are, however, certain
activities which should remain centralized, including identification of
the physical access needs ofthe Campus and coordinating their implementation with Campus Planning
and Development.
• The Disability Resource Centre
should continue to fulfill its primary
mandate of facilitation and advocacy.
• The services to the disabled popu-
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Fax: (604) 822-8194
May 4, 1995
lation deemed as needing to be delivered centrally should be the responsibility of the Student Resources Centre. This unit should support the
requirements of disabled faculty, staff
and visitors as well as UBC's disabled
student population.
• The production of academic materials for the blind and print impaired
should continue to be funded from
the general purpose operating fund,
however, some campus senices, and
senices to off campus users, should
be operated on a fee-for-service basis. It is recommended that a unit
within the Student Resources Centre
be designated as the Crane Resources
Centre. The University should consider the B.C. College/Institute Library Services (CILS) as a possible
model for the delivery of services and
should seek appropriate funding from
the Ministry.
• The Committee recommends that
the production facilities be relocated
to a new Crane Resources Centre
located on the lower floor of the east
wing of Brock Hall.
• The Crane collection should continue to be held by the Library.
• Funding for the assessment of
disabled persons should be provided
through the Student Resources Centre.
While I strongly support most of
these recommendations, after having consulted with a significant
number of people, including those in
the President's Office and those on
the Committee, my plan is to implement a slightly different organizational structure than that proposed
by the Committee. In particular. I am
planning to leave centrally offered
senices to the disabled within the
Disability Resource Centre rather
than relocate them in the Student
Resources Centre. Likewise, my plan
is to have the Crane Resources Centre report to the Disability Resources
Centre. This plan is supported by
many of the individuals involved in
the changes recommended by the
I am anxious to move ahead with
these changes and plan to inform the
University community in an
upcoming edition of UBC Reports.
I would welcome your early comments.
Maria M. Klawe
Vice President
Student and Academic
The Committee to Review the Delivery
of Services to Persons with Disability was
established by K. D. Srivastava, Vice President Student & Academic Services in
October, 1994 following receipt of the
Review of the Crane Memorial Library.
The Crane review clearly articulated three
functions being carried out by the unit:
the traditional library function, the production of materials for blind and print
impaired users, and provision of support
services to blind and print impaired persons. The Review's major recommendations related to clarification of Crane's
role as a library unit and its relationship
with the Disability Resource Centre and
other services. Prior to making any decision on the Crane Library, it was agreed
that a broader review of the provision of
services to disabled persons should be
carried out. The University has received
numerous requests that its services to
disabled persons be comprehensive and
targeted to include visitors to the campus
as well as faculty, staff and students. The
Committee chaired by K.D. Srivastava.
with membership including Richard Spencer, Lynn Smith. Rick Hansen, and
Betty Nobel met on five occasions and
heard presentations from Paul Thiele.
Heather Keate (on behalf of Ruth Patrick),
Ruth Warick. Perry Leslie and Ken Slade
(on behalf of Walter Uegama). The chair
also met with Sharon Fuller, a sessional
lecturer who offered her insights on teaching the disabled. In addition, the Committee also sought information on models of service delivery in place at several
other institutions in Canada and the
United States.
The University has a long history of
responding to the concerns of the disabled. The President's Advisory Committee on the Disabled was re-established in
1987. The Committee's terms of reference were to:
• advise the President or the President's designate on matters of policy
relating to disabled persons at the
University of British Columbia,
including issues related to access of
disabled persons to senices and
facilities at the University:
• advise the President on such other
matters as the President or the
President's designate may from time
to time refer to it;
• submit an annual report to the
President no later than June 30 in
each year.
The President's Advisory Committee
was set up three years prior to the establishment ofthe Disability Resource Centre (DRC) and the Rick Hansen National
Fellow Program (RHNFP). With the new
DRC Advisory Committee chaired by Rick
Hansen in place, the President's Advisory
Committee on the Disabled was disbanded
in 1993.
The Crane Memorial Library was established in 1969 following receipt of a
bequest in 1968. from Charles Crane who
had been a deaf and blind student at the
University. Paul and Judith Thiele were
initially hired to catalogue the Crane
collection which became the focus of a
reading room attached to the Faculty of
Arts, and subsequently developed into a
major point of contact for blind and print
disabled students and others requiring
access to its library collections and the
materials produced by its staff and volunteers. It has developed a national and
international reputation for the quality of
its senices. Crane's resources are frequently borrowed by other post-secondary and other institutions as well as
public libraries and service agencies
throughout the province, nationally and
internationally. In addition to the traditional library role. Crane staff and volunteers produce "talking books" and other
non-print media required by its clientele.
Paul Thiele is highly regarded for his
advocacy on behalf of the interests of
blind students, and both he and his staff
are appreciated for the advice and support they provide to the blind and print
Counselling support for blind students
and students with other forms of disability was also provided through the predecessor unit to the Student Resources
Centre. In 1988 a special budget was
created by the Vice President, Student &
Academic Services, for a Coordinator for
Services to the Disabled. This budget was
initially held by the Student Counselling
and Resources Centre and later transferred on a temporary basis to the Disability Resource Centre. In both instances
the budget for support of the Coordinator
was kept separate from the main budget
ofthe unit.
In 1989. Rick Hansen was appointed
as a special advisor to the President to
examine how the University can best
serve its disabled population and the
disabled community on a provincial and
national basis. In 1990. the Rick Hansen
National Fellow Program and the Disability Resource Centre were established.
The mandate of the Rick Hansen National Fellow Program is to:
• foster an environment in which, at
all levels, the concerns of the
disabled persons are addressed:
• ensure that persons with disabilities
(students, faculty, staff, and visitors)
are given equal opportunity to
benefit from all the University has to
• channel leadership resources into
the community in the form of
education, awareness and research:
• be a model for other post-secondary
institutions, nationally and internationally, in their efforts to foster an
environment which is fully accessible to. and in support of. persons
with disabilities.
Within the University community, the
Disability Resource Centre is principally
a facilitation and advocacy unit and is
mandated to support the ongoing teaching, research and program endeavors
undertaken by the University's faculties
and departments. It works closely with
the Office of the Registrar and the Student Service units as well as the Equity
Office. Human Resources and Campus
Planning and Development.
In addition to its role at UBC. the
Disability Resource Centre has a provincial and national mandate to serve as a
resource on disability issues related to
post secondary education. Since its inception in 1990. the Disability Resource
Centre has:
• Obtained a commitment toward
developing a long-term barrier free
access plan at UBC and obtained
increased funding for physical
access improvements.
• Produced the Teaching Students
with Disabilities Guidebook, a 8 UBC Reports ■ May 4, 1995
Supplement to UBC Reports
Handbook for Students with Disabilities, and a regular series of monographs and newsletters.   In 1994,
these publications were awarded
four first-place awards from the
Association of Higher Education and
• Developed two half-day awareness
programs on disability delivered
through Human Resources reaching
over 500 UBC staff.
• Undertaken environmental scans of
UBC student service offices, a
faculty survey, and a survey of
students with disabilities.
• Developed and implemented an
interpreter captioning services
• Developed a Hearing Accessibility
network which evolved into the
Institute of Hearing Accessibility at
• Developed a resource centre of post-
secondary education and disability
access and produced an annotated
bibliography on these issues.
• Hosted a national conference and
formed a national network on
research into post-secondary access
and disability.
• Hosted a science awareness program for high school students with
disabilities and developed science
awareness resource materials.
• Developed a program for students
with disabilities in high school, and
a transition guidebook.
• Coordinated the delivery of note
taking, reading, tutoring, mobility
and research assistance and accommodated alternate exam arrangements for students with disabilities.
In the period September 1, 1993 to
August 31, 1994, 140 students were assisted by the Disability Resource Centre.
This number represents students who
received specific accommodation supports. The Report of the Charles Crane
Memorial Library Review Committee identified a core group served by the Crane
Memorial Library consisting of 40 students, one staff member, and four faculty
members. Crane staff also provided
information and advice on academic,
career, financial technical and advocacy
issues to a approximately 400 persons
from the campus and a further 260 from
off campus. High school students and
those attending other post secondary institutions comprised the largest group
from off campus.
As the University becomes more accessible to disabled students, the number
of students requiring support will increase. Experience at other institutions
suggests that the disabled student population is likely to be in the range of 3 - 5%
ofthe student body. While the number of
students identifying themselves at UBC
is considerably less than 5%, it can be
expected to grow steadily over the next
few years. In addition to the endowment
income provided for the DRC and the
GPO funding for the Crane Library, the
University presently commits nearly
$800,000 to support disabled access to
the campus. Approximately 75% of these
funds are being used to address physical
access issues. This funding is expected to
grow as additional persons with disabilities are able to access University programs and facilities. In the near term the
demand for support of disabled persons
will vary from year to year and from
faculty to faculty. In time when enrollment
patterns and needs are more clearly established, some funding commitments
may be decentralized.
Identification of gaps in existing services
In its presentation the DRC noted that
a major gap in support services for persons with disabilities relates to assessments (the provision of documentation of
a disability). The DRC's position on documentation is similar to that of other post
secondary institutions in requiring current (within 3 years) documentation from
aqualified source. Students with medical
and physical disabilities can generally
obtain documentation from a medical
practitioner. For students with a learning
disability, a head injury or a mental health
disability, a consultation with a qualified
assessor may involve considerable expense. This cost is generally not covered
by medical plans. BC universities and
colleges tend to either have individuals
on staff who can undertake an assessment or provide the funds for the service
to be obtained elsewhere. This is not the
case for UBC.
A note about the Crane Library Review
The review of the Crane Library was
initiated by Ruth Patrick, University Librarian, in October 1993. The reviewwas
chaired by Anthony Hickling and included
faculty, student and alumni representatives, as well as representatives from the
Student Counselling and Resources Centre, the Disability Resource Centre and
the Library.
The Committee presented its report in
September. 1994. Its major conclusions
and recommendations are summarized
as follows:
• there is an immediate need for a
review of the reporting structures
that recognizes the current role of
the staff in the Crane Library
• the Crane Library requires additional staff if it is to carry out its
• facilitation of the production of
"talking books" should be considered
• there is a need for better coordination of fund raising for the Crane
Library and the Disability Resource
• there is a need for improved communication within the Library
system as it relates to Crane, with
particular reference to fund raising
• the facilities presently occupied by
Crane are unsatisfactory and
• Crane circulation should be integrated into the Library circulation
system and bar coding should
replace the traditional procedures.
Identification of the Issues and
At the extremes, services to disabled
persons can either be delivered on a fully
distributed basis with faculties and departments providing a full range of support activities for the disabled population, or, alternatively, on a fully centralized basis with all services delivered
through one unit. At the present time,
UBC has devolved a hybrid with many
academic units providing examination
accommodation, special tutoring and a
limited range of support activities while
provision of specialized equipment, financial support and advising have been
provided largely through the Disability
Resource Centre, the Crane Library and
the Awards Office. From a practical point
of view, the optimum model is likely to fall
somewhere in the middle with central
funding provided to the faculties and
departments requiring support for their
disabled populations and a centralized
unit assuming responsibility for a specified range of activities .
The Committee noted that many services to disabled persons are presently
being provided by the DRC. The Committee felt, however, that over the longer
term the delivery of" these senices is
inconsistent with the DRC's primary
mandate of facilitation and advocacy.
Concern was expressed that the provision of service, if it were to remain in the
DRC could ovenvhelm the Centre's essential purpose and provincial/national
The Committee was appraised of the
recent consolidation of student service
units under the Registrar and Director of
Student Services and the integration of
School and College Liaison, Counselling
and Placement Services into the Student
Resources Centre. The Committee concluded that the provision of services to
the disabled could best be accomplished
if the services were included in the mandate of the Student Resources Centre.
The budget for the Coordinator of Services to the Disabled should be transferred
to the Student Resources Centre.
The staff of the Crane Memorial Library have developed a reputation for the
provision of outstanding advice and assistance to their clients. This support has
extended far beyond the traditional library mandate. The Committee concluded
that the responsibility for the Crane Memorial collection should remain with the
Library and a new unit to be known as
the Crane Resources Centre should be
established to manage production and
transcription services for the disabled.
This may involve a realignment of staff
responsibilities within the Crane Memorial Library. The details regarding the
realignment of the Crane budget should
be determined by the Vice President Student and Academic Services in consultation with the Registrar and Director of
Student Services and the University Librarian.
The committee was advised of the existence of the B.C. College/Institute Library Services (CILS) which is funded by
a grant from the Ministry and operated by
Langara College on behalf of all print
impaired college and institute students
in the province and has as its mandate
the provision of assigned texts on tape.
The services provided by CILS include
lending taped books from its collection or
elsewhere in North America, purchasing
taped or braille books if not available for
loan, production of taped books if not
otherwise available, and the provision of
reference senices for instructors and students. In 1993/94, the Crane Library
transcribed or recorded 182 books for on
campus clients. A further 171 full or
partial titles were transcribed or duplicated for sale to off campus clients. The
Crane Library budget presently covers
the majority of costs for the production of
non print materials, although some revenue is recovered from off campus users.
The Committee concluded that the production of assigned texts for UBC students as well as course and other academic material for students, faculty and
staff should continue to be funded from
the general purpose operating fund. Transcription services for departments, conference participants and off campus users should be operated on a fee for service
The Committee spent considerable time
at tempt ing to determine optimum reporting relationship for the production unit.
A strong case can be made for retaining
the linkage between the production unit
and the Library, however the function
could clearly be located elsewhere within
the University. The Committee concluded
that the production function should be
identified as the Crane Resources Centre
and should report to the Student Resources Centre. The University should
consider CILS as a possible model for the
future delivery of services and should
seek appropriate funding from the Ministry.
The production unit is presently
housed in inadequate space in the Brock
Annex. The Committee recommends that
as soon as funding can be secured, the
production facilities should be relocated
to a new Crane Resources Centre located
on the lower floor ofthe east wing of Brock
1. Where possible, the services to
disabled persons should be decentralized and funds provided accordingly. There are. however, certain
activities which should remain
centralized, including identification
of the physical access needs of the
Campus and coordinating their
implementation with Campus
Planning and Development.
2. The Disability Resource Centre
should continue to fulfill its primary
mandate of facilitation and advocacy.
3. The services to the disabled population deemed as needing to be
delivered centrally should be the
responsibility of the Student Resources Centre. This unit should
support the requirements of disabled
faculty, staff and visitors as well as
UBC's disabled student population.
4. The production of academic materials for the blind and print impaired
should continue to be funded from
the general purpose operating fund,
however some campus services and
services to off campus users should
be operated on a fee for service
basis. It is recommended that a unit
within the Student Resources Centre
be designated as the Crane Resources Centre. The University
should consider CILS as a possible
model for the delivery of services and
should seek appropriate funding
from the Ministry.
5. The Committee recommends that the
production facilities be relocated to a
new Crane Resources Centre
located on the lower floor of the east
wing of Brock Hall.
6. The Crane collection should continue to be held by the Library.
7. Funding for the assessment of
disabled persons should be provided
through the Student Resources
Due to space limitations the appendices attached to the original
report have not been included in
UBC Reports. Copies of the appendices are available from the Office
ofthe Vice President, Student and
Academic Services. UBC Reports ■ May 4, 1995 9
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The Medical Student and Alumni Centre at W. 12th and Fir St. in Vancouver provides
medical students and alumni with recreational, social and meeting space.
Faculty of Medicine raises
$250,000 for centre
by Connie Filletti
Sfq£f writer
UBC's Faculty of Medicine
has successfully completed
its fund-raising drive to finance the completion of the
Medical Student and Alumni
The faculty has raised
$250,000 of the project's
$ 1,250.000 price tag through
a mail and telephone appeal
to individuals and professional groups.
The provincial Ministry of
Health, through theVancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre (VH/HSC). has
committed the remaining $1
'The centre stands as a testament to the generosity and support ofthe B.C. government, the
VH/HSC, professional groups
like the British Columbia Medical Association and the Medical
and Dental Allied Staff, the UBC
Medical Alumni Division and the
Medical Undergraduate Society,"
said Dr. Chuck Slonecker, a professor of Anatomy and campaign
'The facility provides medical
students and alumni with needed
social, recreational and meeting
space at Vancouver Hospital. In
addition,   it   also  contains  the
medical branch of the UBC
Plans for phase two ofthe
centre, located at W. 12th
Ave. and Heather St. on land
donated by the VH/HSC, include additional meeting
rooms, recreational space,
lockers and storage space to
replace student facilities lost
in the reconstruction of hospital areas.
Construction is expected
to begin this summer and be
completed in 1996.
A stone cairn erected at
the site in recognition of donors will be unveiled on May
The Greater Vancouver
Regional District is seeking
nominations for a Planning
Advisory Committee that
will help guide development
of an Official Community
Plan for UBC.
In December 1994, the
GVRD and UBC signed a
memorandum of understanding concerning the
preparation of an official
community plan for an
area including the UBC
campus and two lots
located in Pacific Spirit
The advisory committee will play an
important role in advising not only on the
content ofthe official community plan but
also on the public consultation process.
Nominations will be drawn from a wide
range of interests both on and off campus.
The total membership of the committee will
not exceed 20.
Planning Advisory Committee meetings
will be scheduled well in advance and at a
time convenient to most members.
Committee members will be appointed
by the GVRD Board, in consultation with
UBC,   for a period of one year.
Committee members will
be selected to represent
communities of interest
including:  general public;
ratepayers; UBC faculty,
staff and students; environmental; business;
tenant groups and others.
Please send a one-page
summary that includes
information about yourself,
why you would like to be a
member of the committee
and which community of
interest you represent by
May 29, 1995.
Send applications to:
The Planning Advisory Committee for UBC
Greater Vancouver Regional District
4330 Kingsway, Burnaby B.C. V5H 4G8
Fax: 436-6970
For Information call: 432-6375.
Creating Our Future:
Steps To A More Livable Region
News Digest
A$ 1 -million scholarship fund has been established by Magna
International Inc. for Canadian college and university students. Applicants are asked to respond to the question: "If you
were prime minister of Canada, what would you do to improve living
standards and unify the country?" The awards program is intended
to provide a national forum for new and innovative ideas. The
contest is open to all full-time students attending an accredited
Canadian university or college. Student essays will be judged based
on the extent to which they offer innovative and workable solutions.
Beginning in 1995. 10 regional winners from across the country
will receive $5,000 and internships at Magna International. One of
the regional winners will also be declared the national winner and
receive an additional $5,000 with $10,000 going to the winner's
The Magna For Canada Scholarship Fund has been established
by Magna and the Fair Enterprise Institute, a non-profit organization founded to improve Canadian living standards.
• • • •
The 1995 Thunderbird Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, May 25 atthe UBC Golf Course in support of UBC's men's
and women's golf teams.
The format: a five-man/woman Texas scramble. Each men's
team will consist of two players. 0-10 handicap, and three players
11 and over. Each women's team will consist of one player. 0-10
handicap and four players 11 and over.
The tournament format includes registration at   11:30 a.m.
followed by lunch, a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start, and a meal following
your round of golf. Prizes will be awarded in a number of categories.
For more information, call June Carlyle at UBC Athletics at 822-
Spring sees the launch of Early Modern Literary Studies (EMLS),
a journal of 16th and 17th century English literature, in
electronic form on the World Wide Web. Articles in EMLS will
examine English literature, literary culture and language of the
times from a variety of perspectives. Responses to published papers
will also be published as part of a readers' forum. Reviews in EMLS
will evaluate recent work in the area as well as academic tools of
interest to scholars in the field. Contributions, including critical
essays and studies, bibliographies, notices, and letters to the editor
may be submitted to the editor at EMLS@arts.ubc.ca or by regular
mail at Early Modern Literary Studies. Dept. of English, UBC. #397-
1873 East Mall, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z1.
EMLS will be published three times a year by the English dept.
with support from the university's Libraiy and Arts Computing
Centre. EMLS is available on the World Wide Web at http://
unixg.ubc.ca:7001/0/e-sources/EMLS/EMLShome.html. It will
also be available for retrieval using GOPHER at edziza.arts.ubc.ca
• • • •
UBC has a strong tradition in the Philip C. Jessup International
Law Moot Court Competition, the largest moot court competition in the world involving more than 1,500 law students
from 350 law faculties in 40 nations. UBC's team won the event in
1989 and came eighth in 1993.
This year's team of Robert Brookfield. Don Lebans, Siobhan
Sams and Jason Tollard placed fifth overall with Sams winning best
oralist ofthe competition.
The Jessup team prepared written and oral pleadings involving
a hypothetical case brought before the International Court of
Justice. The problem this year concerned international environmental and resource law.
Leading up to the Jessup International, UBC students were first
among 17 law schools in the Canadian National Competition hosted
by the McGill University Faculty of Law in February. The top two
teams from Canada advanced to the international competition held
in Philadelphia last month. UBC placed first in the preliminary
rounds involving 58 teams from 35 countries. The team was beaten
in the quarter finals by a team from Madras. India. Prof. Emeritus
Charles Bourne along with faculty colleagues Pitman Potter and
Karin Mickelson advised the UBC team. Russell & DuMoulin
provided financial support and advocacy training.
• • • •
UBC's film program, in existence for more than 25 years,
traditionally has focused on film production. In the ongoing
effort to provide young film-makers with a rounded academic education, two UBC scholars have edited the first film
studies book published by UBC authors. Asst. Prof. Brian Mcllroy
of Film Studies and PhD student Andre Loiselle ofthe Dept. of
Theatre and Film Studies enlisted essay writers from Quebec and
from English Canada to produce Auteur/provocateur: the films
of Denys Arcand (Greenwood and Praeger Press). With the
international success of Arcand's The Decline ofthe American
Empire (1986) and Jesus of Montreal (1989). the editors thought
it was time to assess the collected works of this Canadian author
whose work spans 30 years and explores such issues as the
Quebec separatist movement, the Montreal crime underworld
and the search for spiritual meaning in a media-obsessed world.
"Given that 90 to 95 per cent of films shown in Canada are
foreign, mostly American, it seemed to us even more important that
we stand up for and seriously discuss one of our own major filmmakers." said Mcllroy.
A book launch, reception and screening of an Arcand film takes
place at the Pacific Cinematheque. 1131 Howe Street, on May 22.
Phone 688-3456 or 688-8202 for more information. 10 UBC Reports ■ May 4, 1995
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10 days before publication date to the UBC Public Affairs Office. 207-6328 Memorial Road. Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z2, accompanied by payment in cash,
cheque (made out to UBC Reports) or internal requisition. Advertising enquiries: 822-3131.
The deadline for the May 18, 1995 issue of UBC Reports is noon. May 9.
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HIV/AIDS Conference. Sept.
28,29,30, 95. Coast Plaza Hotel
at Stanley Park. Sponsored by
Division of Continuing Education
in Health Sciences, UBC; with
B.C.'s Children's Hospital, B.C.'s
Women's Hospital and Health
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International Seating Symposium,
March 7-9/96. Vancouver, BC.
Call for Submissions, Deadline:
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Fax:(604)822-4835. UBC Reports ■ May 4, 1995 11
UBC Conference
Centre Opens
1995 Season
If your department or professional association is looking
for a site for their next conference, consider the UBC
Conference Centre. We offer:
▲ Over 3,000 guest rooms available at Canada's largest
university conference centre.
▲ Meeting facilities for 15-3,000 delegates in academic
buildings, in-house meeting rooms and special facilities.
▲ Conference coordination, registration services and full
meeting management packages available in-house with
experienced meeting professionals.
Some ofthe 1995 conferences UBC will host this summer:
. ■■]..    International Diabetic Athletic Association
Vth COMTOX Symposium
ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry
Joint Map Conference
Society for Psychotherapy Research
,■   International Association for Germanic Studies
Pediatric Laboratory Medicine Congress
American Association for the
Advancement of Science
BCTF Summer Conference
International Symposium on Radiation Chemistry
Canadian Council for Refugees
World Valuation Congress VI
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America
The University of British Columbia
5961 Student Union Boulevard
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 2C9
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by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
W.R.I.T.E on!
Building on the success of
last year's Writers' Retreat on
Interactive Technology and
Equipment), UBCs W.R.I.T.E'95
conference will focus on the creation of new media products and
services for the digital publishing industry.
'The spirit of W.R.I.T.E. is the
search for ideas and opportunities to create literature, entertainment and information-based
products for CD-ROM, multimedia, interactive TV and the
Internet," said conference chair
William Koty, project manager
for GENESIS at UBC Continuing
"We want to ensure that Canadians are major content contributors to the global digital
publishing industry."
Koty stressed that W.R.I.T.E.
'95 is not a technology conference, but a conference for ideas
and opportunities.
"We hope to get ordinary creators involved in these new technologies without being hung up
on the technology itself."
This year's conference, which
takes place June 14-17 at
Granville Island, features a keynote address by Paul Saffo, director of the Institute for the
Future, a consulting foundation
located in California. Other invited speakers include celebrated
science fiction author Ray
Bradbury, software designer and
musician Paul Hoffert, Pulitzer-
prize-winning writer-producer
David Obst, and Microsoft executive Linda Stone.
Speakers will discuss the conceptual underpinnings of interactive writing, the processes
needed to implement these ideas,
and how they were able to achieve
their vision in the software products they produced.
The conference has established a site on the World Wide
Web (http://www.cstudies.
ubc.ca), where web site visitors
can learn more about W.R.I.T.E
'95 and receive information on
last year's event.
The special UBC faculty, staff
and student rate for the conference is $275.
Additional details are available by phoning the W.R.I.T.E
'95 registration and information
line at 822-1432 or through e-
mail at write@cce.ubc.ca.
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Walking Club
Three mornings a week
club members walk the
scenic trails in Pacific
Spirit Regional Park near
A $10 membership fee
includes heart healthy
information, walking tips
and a quarterly newsletter.
Spring klck-oflf guided
walk. May 10 at 9:30 a.m.
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by staff writers
Two members of UBC's School of Nursing have been
honoured by the Registered Nurses Association of
British Columbia (RNABC).
Assoc. Prof. Helen Niskala received the RNABC Award of
Excellence in Nursing Education.
Niskala is well known within the nursing profession for her
groundbreaking study on primary health care in the curricula
of Canadian university schools of nursing.
From 1976 to 1982, she served as director of Education
Services for the Registered Psychiatric Nursing Association of
B.C. where she helped to develop, implement and evaluate
the association's standards of practice.
The RNABC Award of Excellence in Nursing Research was
presented to Ann Hilton, also an associate professor in
UBC's School of Nursing.
Hilton serves on the executive of the Canadian Nursing
Research Group and is a member of the research committee
for the Canadian Association for Nurses in Oncology.
Her areas of expertise are breast cancer and decision
making in chronic illness.
The RNABC is the professional body of 35,000 registered
nurses working throughout B.C.'s health care system.
UBC neurologist Dr. Juhn Wada
will be presented with the Order
of Japan for his outstanding
contributions to the development of
basic and clinical neurosciences in that
Wada received his medical degree
from Japan's Hokkaido Imperial
University where he also earned a
doctorate in medical science before
joining the university's faculty, initially
as an instructor and then as an assistant professor in the Dept. of Neurology
and Psychiatry.
After neurology and neurophysiology fellowships at the
University of Minnesota and at Montreal's McGill University.
Wada joined UBC's Faculty of Medicine in 1956.
Since that time, approximately 50 Japanese medical
scientists have trained with Wada at UBC, many becoming
leaders in the fields of epilepsy, neurology and neurosurgery
in Japan.
In 1992, Wada was named as an Officer of the Order of
Canada in recognition of his research in the areas of human
brain asymmetry and surgical treatment of epilepsy.
He will be presented with the Order of Japan at the
emperor's palace in Tokyo on May 8.
Forest Resources Management Assoc. Prof. Jonathan
Fannin is the recipient of a B.C. Asia Pacific Scholars
The award is sponsored by the Ministry of Skills. Training
and Labour and administered by the British Columbia Centre
for International Education.
Funding through the award will enable Fannin to work at
the Asian Institute of Technology near Bangkok, Thailand,
where he will evaluate the application of an improved technique for assessment of slope stability. The application,
developed at UBC in partnership with MacMillan Bloedel,
Western Forest Products, the B.C. Ministry of Forests and the
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, determines the probability of landslides in clearcut areas which
experience high rainfall.
Fannin, a geotechnical engineer, has a joint appointment
with the Dept. of Civil Engineering.
Martha Salcudean. associate vice-
president. Research, for the
physical and applied sciences,
has won the Julian C. Smith Medal,
presented by the Engineering Institute
of Canada.
Salcudean, who is also a professor in
the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,
was given the medal in recognition of
her "achievement in the development of
The medal, the highest distinction
awarded by the institute's council to a
member or associate member, is
presented each year to two members of the institute's Engineering Technical Societies. It was established in 1939 by
senior members of the institute to perpetuate the name of
Julian Smith, who was the institute's president in 1928.
Salcudean 12 UBC Reports   May 4, 1995
Full speed ahead
Charles Tremewen is preparing UBC for a multimedia future
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
The multimedia
industry and the
information highway are both littered with marketing
hype that confuses the real issues
behind the effective use of these new
technologies shaping our world.
And Charles Tremewen says UBC
is doing something about it.
Tremewen is the program coordinator for the multimedia studies
program at Continuing Studies. He
has been actively involved with
computer information systems since
A UBC graduate, he obtained his
BA in 1983 and continued his
academic studies in Education.
Now, after nine years on campus,
the last three in his current position, Tremewen has spearheaded a
series of multimedia initiatives he
believes will propel UBC to the
academic forefront of computer
technology-based training programs
for the multimedia industry of the
"Two years ago, UBC began
offering multimedia courses. Today,
with the support of professional
associations, corporations and
government agencies, we are
developing a certificate in multimedia studies with these stakeholders."
said Tremewen.
The challenge of this ongoing
process is to establish a professional
standard in education for the
multimedia industry, one that will
develop with this growing high-tech
Tremewen feels UBC has begun
to meet that challenge with the
development of a certificate in multimedia studies that recognizes the importance of interactive multimedia communications and how it will affect the
ways in which we work, learn and
The certificate, which will be offered
by UBC Continuing Studies beginning
in September with a June registration,
will establish professional standards for
individuals entering the new media
industry. This will be achieved through
an academic, practical and internship
approach in a university level certificate credit program designed with
industry, government, professional
organizations and UBC faculty.
Although UBC is not
the first institution to
offer a multimedia
certificate program, Tremewen said the
university has taken a methodical
approach in developing a program that
is not driven by the hype of hardware
and software companies.
"We're suffering the growing pains of
any new technology," said Tremewen.
"We've explored, we've developed less
than perfect products, and we now
realize a superior product is needed in
order to encourage the consumer to
consider a buy-in to the industry.
"That's where professionals come in.
It isn't a matter of just doing it. It's a
matter of doing it right."
It's at this moment that Tremewen
shifts gears slightly to catch his breath.
An absorbing speaker, Tremewen is the
antithesis of the proverbial "computer
nerd."     No horn-rimmed glasses and
plastic pen pouches for this 39-year-old
Toronto native. However, don't let his
cherubic looks fool you. Tremewen is
acknowledged as a major contributor in
the development and promotion of the
new media industries on the West
In 1990. he was appointed to
establish a comprehensive educational
program to address faculty, staff and
student training needs from basic
computer applications to electronic
mail. He has also developed significant
educational programs and events
which focus on the "converging technologies."
Tremewen chairs MultiComm, a
conference that focuses on multimedia
solutions for business education and
the arts: the Writer's Retreat on
Interactive Technology and Equipment
(W.R.I.T.E.), that brings writers and
new media technologies together;
Telecommute, a new conference which
will address advancements in communication technologies; and the Cascadia
Awards, which will recognize professionals, amateurs and young producers
for their excellence in multimedia
Multimedia. New
media. These
buzzwords might
sound like so much alphabet soup to
those struggling to come to grips with
the opportunities new technologies
bring. Even Tremewen is forced to
collect his thoughts when asked to
define the words that are re-shaping
our society.
"Multimedia is the convergence of
traditional analog technologies towards
a digital environment, usually culminating within a personal computer for
manipulation.  New media are the
result of these multimedia technolo
These new media have made their
way into households at a skyrocketing rate.  Statistics indicate that 20
million multimedia personal computers are being sold annually in
the United States alone. A wide
range of professionals is needed to
produce high-quality products that
will encourage even more people to
embrace this technology, according
to Tremewen.
'This is the tip of the iceberg for
professionals who are seeking
leading-edge career opportunities.
We need to criticize and work within
a critical environment. We have to
produce development teams with
people who have converging expertise to bring to the converging
technology of multimedia."
As one would
guess, there isn't
much time to slow
down and smell the roses while
gearing up for the 21 st century.
Tremewen believes the world is
changing every three months, in a
technological sense, which puts
increased pressure on consumers,
educators and those making career
"UBC's role is to produce people
who know the theory behind the
practice, while using the tools for
the time," said Tremewen.
"We believe initiatives like the
certificate in Multimedia Studies will
train multimedia career professionals to address the needs of the
expanding new media industry."
For more information, contact the
program office at 822-0693 or
multimedia@cce. ubc.ca.


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