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Mediator proposed
Contract talks
with faculty
at stalemate
University and faculty negotiators are exploring ways of bringing in
a mediator to resolve stalemated contract talks.
Both sides remain optimistic that a settlement can be reached,
although the Faculty Association, which represents about 2,000 faculty,
librarians and program directors, has rejected what the university calls
its final offer.
Informal talks between UBC
President David Strangway and association President Dennis Capozza
also failed to achieve a settlement.
Negotiations began in June.
Under the bargaining rules, an arbitration panel with powers to make
binding recommendations could be
named and in place by Oct. 3. But
both sides have indicated a willingness to bring in a mediator in an
eleventh-hour attempt to resolve the
matter without arbitration.
The university has proposed a
multi-year deal that includes salary
increases of 4.9 per cent in the first
two years and a five per cent raise in
the third, as well as career progress,
merit, anomaly and inequity increases of three per cent each year.
Some female faculty would also receive gender inequity increases from
a fund worth a tenth of one per cent in
each of the first two years.
The mean annual salary for a UBC
professor was $63,995 in 1987-88
compared to $75,048 for a University
of Toronto professor.
UBC team
Alzheimer disease is a chronic
inflammation of the brain and not
just a simple disease of aging, according to new evidence published
by a UBC neuroscience team.
"We now know we must start
looking at the immune system and
start forgetting about such theories as
simple or accelerated aging," said
Dr. Patrick McGeer. "The virtue of
this knowledge is it raises the hope
that a treatment could be developed
that would arrest the process and also
stop the disease."
The team has discovered the presence of immune system cells called
T-lymphocytes in the brains of Alzheimer patients. T-lymphocytes direct the body's defences against foreign invaders, such as viruses.
"The reason it is so surprising to
find T-cells in Alzheimer tissue is
that the brain normally restricts entry
of such cells," said Dr. McGeer. "In
a normal brain, young or old, such
cells are never seen."
The finding reported by Dr.
McGeer and two visiting Japanese
scientists, Dr. S. Itagaki and H. Akiyama, has been published in the journal, Neuroscience Letters.
What researchers can now investigate is whether T-lymphocytes are
persistently stimulating the immune
system and whether such a reaction
can be cut off, said McGeer.
Dan Birch, Vice-President, Academic, has challenged the association to take the offer to its membership for a vote.
"We are amazed that the association has not seen fit to recommend
acceptance. We can't help but believe that if they were to put it to their
membership, chances are that it
would be approved," he said.
See PARITY on Page 2
Report on
Asia Pacific
UBC is showing the nation the
way in developing a strong relationship with Pacific Rim countries, says
a President's report which has just
been released.
The 40-page report report called
"Toward the Pacific Century," says
Canadians risk losing their high standard of living unless they establish a
significant role for themselves
within the Asia Pacific community.
"By the year 2000, the industrial
base of Asia is expected to be more
diversified and larger in output than
the combined industrial bases of
Europe and North America," said
UBC President David Strangway.
"Asians ask me if Canada is willing
to take up its responsibilities as a
member of the Asia Pacific community. In this vital endeavor, the University of British Columbia is one of
Canada's most important resources."
Every faculty at UBC is involved
in some aspect of Asian study,
Strangway added.
"The university's Asia Pacific
networks today go far beyond academic circles to include friends and
graduates in many areas of business,
government and cultural affairs," he
Studies in Asian art, culture and
history   at   UBC   help   Canadian
I'he University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
V'olumt 34, Number 16, Sept.22, 1988
UBC's Chancellor Leslie Peterson (left) confers an honorary Doctor of Letters on world famous Canadian ballerina
Karen Kain on Sept. 8 while UBC President David Strangway looks on. Former B.C. Chief Justice Nathan Nemetz was
honored tit the same ceremony.
Programs full, qualified
students turned away
See UBC on Page 2
UBC turned away more than twice
as many qualified high school students this year than last, said Alan
McMillan, the university's Associate Registrar.
This fall, a record 700 high school
students were turned away because
the programs they chose were full,
compared to 300 last fall.
The increase is due to the overall
increase in high school applicants, up
1,500 over 1987. The university received applications from 11,500
prospective first-year students from
across Canada this year, compared to
10,000 last year.
Not all met admission requirements or completed their applications to the university, McMillan
McMillan attributes the increase
in' high school applications to the
space limitations in regional colleges
and at other universities.
"Students are making multi-applications," he said.
The total number of applications
from both prospective students and
returning students for the 1988 fall
term increased by 2,500 over last
year. Of the 22,270 students who
applied, about 12,000 were accepted
Most of the remaining applicants
either did not qualify for admission,
did not complete their applications,
or were accepted, but did not enrol
this term, said McMillan.
(Final numbers on enrolment will
be tabulated in October after late
registration is completed. The last
day for late registration is Sept. 23).
The majority of UBC's programs
saw an increase in applicants in 1988.
Only Agricultural Sciences, Forestry, and Family and Nutritional
Sciences saw no increase.
The Faculty of Law had 400 more
applications than last year and the
Faculty of Arts, 1,200 more applications.
In the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration, 2,100 new
and returning students applied for
400 spaces compared to 1,521 in
Law, Dentistry, Medicine, Phar
macy and Rehabilitation Medicine
are other highly competitive programs, McMillan said.
Almost every faculty and school
at UBC has enrolment quotas which,
McMillan says, remain more or less
the same each year. The exceptions
are: Agricultural Sciences, Family
and Nutritional Sciences, Forestry,
and Physical Education and Recreation.
However, the number of students
enroled in first year Physical Education this year is 117, almost double last
year's enrolment, and the school is
now considering setting a quota for
See TELEREG on Page 2
New Speakers Bureau
returns 200 strong
The UBC Speakers Bureau is back
after a year and a half of silence.
More than 200 faculty members
have signed up in response to a call
for volunteers made by the Community Relations Office, which will
Oversee operation of the bureau.
The Speakers Bureau provides
UBC experts, representing every
faculty on campus, on a year-round
basis in the Lower Mainland.
Judith McLarty Larsen, Manager
of Community Liaison, said the
Speakers Bureau is an excellent op
portunity for the
university to
demonstrate its
high level of academic expertise
and to help build a
spirit of partnership between the
university and the
"Our faculty is out there sharing
their knowledge and expertise with
the entire community.
See SPEAKERS on Page 2 -"»' >~'C   £«i
UBC REPORTS   Sept 22, 1988       2
Or. William Gibson recently unveiled a plague naming the History of
Medicine and Science collection in the Woodward Biomedical Library
in his name. Dr. Gibson is standing in front of one of the Gobelin
tapestries he obtained for the library.
Suicide prevention
Training begins on
hazardous substances
The university has begun working
to comply with new legislation dealing with chemicals and other hazardous substances in the workplace. The
legislation, which sets a national
safety standard, comes into effect
Oct. 31.
Under the Workplace Hazardous
Materials Information System legislation, the university is responsible
for training all faculty and staff on the
hazards and risks posed by substances they encounter in the course
of their duties, said Occupational
Health and Safety director Wayne
Training sessions begin soon for
about 150 coordinators — senior
faculty or staff members — who are
now being named by department
heads and directors. They in turn will
train other employees in their depart
ments on the appropriate handling,
storage and labelling of hazardous
About 4,000 UBC employees will
have some training by the end of
January, Greene said.
Employees will be trained to recognize the eight symbols that warn of
hazardous materials and others
which advise the use of protective
Under the new legislation, all
chemicals must now be placed on an
inventory, labelled and in close proximity to a corresponding Material
Safety Data Sheet listing detailed
The legislation affects all work
places in the province, but the nature
of work done at the university poses
special challenges.
"There are thousands of substances in small quantities all over
the university," said Greene;
Parity sought with U of T
Continued from Page 1
Economics professor John Cragg,
head of the faculty negotiating team,
called Birch's proposal "a dubious
"The executive was elected to
take responsibility for these matters,
and if they don't like our position,
I'm sure we'll hear about it," he said.
Birch also said that he does not
understand why the association
seems willing to put negotiations into
the hands of an arbitration panel.
Under the framework agreement
which governs the talks, arbitrators
can award only a one-year agreement.
"What the faculty association is
giving up is a three-year offer —
that's the thing that absolutely
amazes us."
Cragg admits the association
would prefer a longer term contract.
Recent agreements have been for one
year at the university's insistence.
"There are advantages to a multi-
year deal, but we're not willing to
have a multi-year deal that's a bad
deal," Cragg said.
Cragg said the university's offer
was rejected because it does not do
enough to bring long-time faculty
closer to parity with counterparts at
the University of Toronto.
Full professors who had their salaries frozen at UBC during the early
1980s lag far behind their Ontario
colleagues, said Cragg, although
younger, assistant professors who
arrived after the freeze was lifted
actually make slightly more.
"We feel that there's nothing in
the university's package that is really
directed to that problem," he said.
"The total package is just too small.
It's skimpy."
Birch, however, said the university has put forward "a very, very
substantial offer that is entirely in
keeping with the board's commitment to do its utmost to regain a
competitive salary position."
Speakers Bureau
Continued from Page 1
I see the Speakers Bureau as a very
powerful marketing and goodwill
tool for the university."
The original Speakers Bureau was
founded by Oscar Sziklai, a Forestry
professor, and run by the Alumni
Association. After many successful
years, it ceased operation in the
spring of 1987.
Larsen hopes to make the new
version ofthe bureau even better than
before under the guidance of the
Advisory Committee.
The committee members are: Sziklai and
Larsen; Cy Finnegan, Professor Emeritus; Bruce
Fauman, Director, Executive Programs; Peter Jewesson, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical
Sciences; Deborah Apps, Acting Executive Director,
Alumni Association; and Marde Powell, Program
Director, Centre for Continuing Education.
United Way a lifesaver
Jim Frankish, a graduate student
in UBC's department of clinical psychology, has seen how donations to
the United Way can help save lives.
As a long-time volunteer at the
Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre for Greater Vancouver, he has calmed and comforted
anguished callers who might otherwise have taken their own lives.
The Crisis Centre is one of 111
Lower Mainland agencies which receive support from the United Way's
annual fund-raising drive, which
begins on campus and at other educational institutions Oct. 1.
The overall campaign in the
Lower Mainland kicked off with a
gala opening at the Queen Elizabeth
Theatre Sept. 14. Its goal is to raise
Frankish told a campus meeting of
volunteer United Way canvassers
that about 10 per cent of the 550,000
phone calls the crisis centre has received since it opened in 1969 were
potential suicides. Most of those
calls were from teenagers and seniors.   ■
Many volunteers at the crisis
centre are connected with UBC,
mainly students who are interested in
studying social work, psychiatry, or
But UBC students can also be
found on the other end of the crisis
line, he said.
Frankish was addressing one of
two meetings held last week to brief
nearly 100 UBC faculty and staff
members who have volunteered to
act as departmental canvassers for
the United Way campaign.
This year's goal is to boost UBC's
support by "10 and 10" — a 10 per
cent increase in participation and a
similar increase in money raised,
said campaign chairman John
McNeill, Dean of Pharmaceutical
This translates into a 23 per cent
participation rate by the campus
community and $134,000 in donations. Last year, 13 per cent of the
community contributed a total of
All full-time university employees will receive pledge cards by the
end of September asking them to
support the campaign, said McNeill.
As well, there is a payroll giving
UBC plays key role abroad
Where in the world is UBC?
University faculty, staff and students are in Kenya, Peru, Indonesia,
and 17 other developing countries
working on projects funded by the
Canadian International Development Agency.
CIDA is responsible for about
three-quarters of Canada's official
overseas development assistance.
Since 1983, it has provided more than
$5 million to the university's overseas projects which cover a range of
areas from health to engineering.
Now, in its 20th anniversary year,
it has declared Monday, Oct. 3,
Canada's first annual Development
Day to increase public awareness of
the country's involvement in international development.
UBC's International Liaison Office is sponsoring an information fair
in the Main Concourse ofthe Student
Union Building from 11:30 a.m. to 3
p.m. Service organizations such as
the Red Cross and United Nations,
international exchange programs
such as Canada World Youth and
Canadian Crossroads, and UBC
groups such as World University
Continued from Page 1
the 1989 fall term, said McMillan.
To date, 26,105 students are enroled in full-time studies in all years
at UBC this fall. Of that number,
6,975 are new students, the remainder are returning students.
UBC's new registration system,
Telereg, performed very successfully overall, said UBC's Registrar,
Richard Spencer.
853 students who missed the Aug.
31 deadline for payment of the first
fee instalment had their registrations
automatically cancelled. According
to Spencer, 590 of those have reregistered. The remainder "probably
didn't intend to •come", he added.
Many of those who re-registered
were not able to enrol in all the
classes they wanted because class
sections were full, Spencer said.
Service of Canada UBC, Amnesty
International, and International
House will be represented.
Aubrey Morantz, Director General of CIDA's Institutional Cooperation and Development Services
division, has been invited to speak on
the role of international development
in job creation for UBC graduates.
The lecture is at 12:30 p.m. in
Room 212 of the Student Union
Formerly Canada's High Commissioner to Ghana, Morantz has
served as Ambassador to Togo, Benin, Liberia, and Ethiopia.
Dueck speaks on health care
B.C. Health Minister Peter Dueck
will be at UBC to promote the
province's health-care system during
the university' s Health Sciences
Week, Sept. 28 - Oct. 4.
The goal of the campus' first
Health Sciences Week is to inform
students, faculty and the public about
how people in different health-care
professions cooperate to deliver effective patient care.
Highlights of the week Include:
The McCreary Lecture • Thurs^ Sept 29. Dr.
David Sackett from McMaster University will discuss
"Clinical Trials - Their Impact on Health-Care." Dr.
Sackett, Canada's top expert on clinical trials, will examine the problems health professionals experience
trying to assess the results of their treatments. IRC
Lecture Theatre 2,12:30 p.m.
Health Sciences Research Day - Sat, Oct 1. Students in the health sciences present original research
papers on a wide variety of topics in health and bio-
medicine. President David Strangway will present
the awards for the best presentations. IRC Lecture
Theatre, 8:30 a.m. ■ 12:30 p.m.
Peter Dueck - Mon., Oct 3. The minister will
speak at the Nursing Undergraduate Society Lecture
on "The Future of British Columbia's Health-Care
System."  Student Union Building, 12:30 p.m.
First Annual Health-Care Team Clinical Competition - Mon., Oct. 3. Students from health faculties
and schools on campus including medicine, dentistry,
nursing, pharmaceutical sciences, occupational and
physiotherapy, social work, audiology and speech
sciences, psychology and nutrition will work together
as teams to attack a hypothetical patient's serious
medical problem. Reviewing a complex case history,
the students will take steps to save the patient's life
and then plot the road to full recovery. IRC Lecture
Theatre 2,7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
B.C. Health Association Recruitment Fair -
Tues., Oct. 4. Representatives from hospitals across
the province will sing the praises of their communities
in an attempt to lure students to work outside of the
Lower Mainland. IRC Mall, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Van. Institute lectures start
"Canada's New Immigration and
Refugee Policy" is the title of the
opening lecture in the 1988 fall series
of Vancouver Institute lectures at the
University of British Columbia.
The lecture, given by Mr. Gordon
Fairweather, Chairman of the Immigration and Refugee Board, Ottawa,
is the first of 10 free public lectures
held at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday evenings in Lecture Hall 2 of UBC's
Woodward Building.
Here's a list of all Vancouver Institute lectures:
Sept 24 — "Canada's New Immigration and
Refugee Policy," by Mr. Gordon Fairweather, Chair-
man. Immigration and Refugee Board, Ottawa;
Oct 1 — "Science and Peace: Coping with Our
Creations," by-Prof. Anthony Arrott Department of
Physics, Simon Fraser University;
Oct 8 — "Plants that Follow the Sun," by Prof.
Winslow Briggs, Director of Plant Biology, Carnegie
Institution of Washington, Stanford University;
Oct IS — "Thomas Mann and His Political
Engagement," by Dr. Kurt Sontneimer, Professor of
Political Science, Geschwister-Scholl-Institut fur Po-
litische Wissenschaft, University of Munich;
Oct 22 — "A New Approach to Cancer Therapy," by Prof. Julia Levy, Department of Microbiology, UBC;
Oct 29 — "The Literary Revolution of 1789,"
(Cecil and Ida Green Lecture) by Prof. Robert
Darnton, Department of History, Princeton University;
Nov. 5 — "The Equality Gap: Canadian Law
and Women's Reality," by Mary Eberts, Partner,
Tory, Tory, DesLauriers and Binnington Barristers
and Solicitors, Toronto;
Nov. 12 — "Nietzsche and Wagner: Their
Oeuvres and Personalities," by Dr. Gottfried Helfer-
ich Wagner, Author, Journalist, Stage Director, Milan, Italy;
Nov. 19 — "Men of the Andes and Seals of Antarctica," by Prof. Peter Hochachka, Department of
Zoology, UBC;
Nov. 26 — "The Media and Morality," by
Pauline Mary Webb, Writer and Broadcaster, London, England.
A brochure listing the Vancouver Institute lee-
tures is available by calling the UBC Community
Relations Office at 228-3131.
UBC a resource
Continued from Page 1
officials and business people develop
a rapport with colleagues in the Pacific Rim. Law courses give North
American lawyers an understanding
of complex legal systems of Asia,
built on centuries of tradition.
Similarly, exchange programs in
science, arts and business have established a positive image of UBC in
Asia as a supplier of technology and
expertise. UBC REPORTS   Sept. 22, 1988
Homecoming Week
Firing up the UBC spirit
For many graduates,
Homecoming Week is a
chance to meet old
classmates and reminisce about campus life.
"It rekindles the enthusiasm
and emotion past students feel for
the campus," said Michael Lee,
chairperson of the Alma Mater
Society homecoming committee.
"We're trying to fire up the UBC
spirit again and welcome alumni
home," Appropriately, this year's
theme is 'the spirit of UBC.
Homecoming Week kicks off
Saturday, Oct. 1 when the UBC
Thunderbirds take on the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in
what football coach Frank Smith
predicts will be a "crucial game."
Tickets are available from the
Athletics Office in the War Memorial Gym. Game time is 7:30
p.m. at the Thunderbird stadium.
Antique cars and marching
bands join to tour the campus for
Homecoming Parade, Monday,
Oct. 3 at 12:30 p.m. For the first
time, a trophy for "the most spirited" entry will be awarded. The
winner will be announced at the
Ubyssey celebrates 70th year
In 1948, when "Chick" Turner was
the Ubyssey's sports editor, Calgary won the CFL Grey Cup and the
Hamilton Tigers defeated the New
Westminster Adanacs to win the
coveted Mann Cup.
Forty years later, Calgary has regained the CFL trophy once, lacrosse
has been replaced by hockey as a
national sport, and John "Chick"
Turner is leader of Canada's Liberal
And on campus, the Ubyssey is
celebrating 70 years of colorful, and
sometimes   controversial,   journal
ism. For many staff, the newspaper
was, and still is, a springboard to
journalism careers.
In honor of the occasion, current
Ubyssey staff are publishing a special anniversary issue, Oct. 5, featuring anecdotes and commentaries
from former staff including notables
such as Turner; Vancouver writer
Eric Nicol; and poet Earle Birney,
Ubyssey's editor-in-chief in 1925-
Submissions have also been received from Vancouver businessman
and Chancellor Emeritus J.V. Clyne,
one of UBC's original Great
Trekkers and Ubyssey reporter and
sports editor from 1920-22; Stan
Persky, political activist in the 1960s;
and former Chief Justice of the B.C.
Supreme Court, Nathan Nemetz.
Anniversary celebrations and a
Ubyssey staff reunion coincide with
the Great Trekker Award dinner
honoring political journalist Allan
Fotheringham, Oct. 6. Recipients of
the award are alumni who have made
significant contributions to the community and demonstrated the spirit of
the original Great Trekkers.
Homecoming Pit Bash, in the Pit pub,
Monday at 10 p.m.
Meet the Brass, an informal wine
and cheese social, takes place at 4:30
p.m. on Oct. 3 in the SUB Plaza
North. Open to all students and
alumni, it's an opportunity to meet
UBC President David Strangway,
UBC Chancellor Leslie Peterson,
and  members  of the  university's
board of governors. •
The AMS Art Collection exhibition officially opens in the SUB
Gallery, Oct. 3. Its 56 works are
regarded as one of the finest collections of Canadian art in the country.
Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, the exhibition runs until Oct.
A campus-wide scavenger hunt
will run throughout Homecoming
Week. Clues about UBC's history
will be given out each day and cash
prizes awarded to winners. Competitors can sign up at the AMS programs
Faculty and staff who have gone
above and beyond the call of duty
will be recognized by students at Just
"Just Desserts recognizes
people who don't usually get recognized. People who go out of
their way to help students," said
Lee. The event takes place at
Cecil Green Park House, Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Campus buildings will be festooned with decorations during
Homecoming Week in a bid for
first prize in the new Decorate
Your Building competition.
Judging begins at 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5 and a gold cup
will be awarded to the winner.
A special AMS Council Meeting also takes place Wednesday at
6:30 p.m. in Cecil Green Park
House. All AMS meetings are
open to the campus community.
Canada's largest one-day intramural event, the Arts '20 Relay, is run on Thursday, Oct. 6 at
12:30 p.m. This year's participants will again race the historic
'Great Trek' route of 1922.
Homecoming Week celebrations close with the traditional
Octoberfest in the SUB ballroom,
Friday, Oct. 7. Festivities begin at
8 p.m.
UBC helps quest for Olympic gold
UBC students, faculty and staff
have won places on Canada's Olympic teams as competitors, coaches,
and medical advisors.
Dr. Don McKenzie, staff physician at UBC's Allan McGavin Sports
Medicine Centre, and Dr. Jack Taunton, clinic co-director, are part of
Canada's 18-member medical team
which has accompanied the more
than 350 Canadian athletes to Seoul,
Dr. McKenzie is the canoe team's
physician and coaching assistant.
Dr. Doug Clement, clinic co-director, coaches the middle distance runners on Canada's track team.
Centre physiotherapists Ron Mattison and Trish Hopkins, are also on
the medical team—Mattison as chief
UBC's Thunderbird team physiotherapist Georgina Gray-Mattison, is
physiotherapist to the Canadian canoe team, a position she has held for
three years. Physiotherapists on the
general medical team are assigned to
specific teams on arrival in Seoul.
Alex Carre, Physical Education
professor and president of Basketball
Canada, is the association's official
representative at the Olympics. He's
at the games as an observer.
Gail Wilson, head coach for
UBC's women's field hockey team,
is assistant coach of Canada's Olym
pic team. Nominated Coach-of-the-
Year in last season's Canada West
competition, Wilson has led the
Thunderbirds to four national titles in
her ten-year coaching term at UBC.
On the national hockey team are
UBC students Penny Cooper, fourth-
year Physical Education, and
Melanie Slade, second year Arts.
Cooper was a CIAU All-Star in 1987,
her first year with the Thunderbirds.
Slade was chosen UBC's Athlete of
the Year for 1988.
Doug Harris, fourth-year Arts,
and Peter Milkovich, third-year
Physical Education, are playing for
Canada's men's field hockey team.
A junior national team member since
1985, Harris was named to the senior
team in 1987. Milkovich was named
to the senior team last February.
Turlough O'Hare, third-year
Physical Education student and
Thunderbird swimmer will be swimming for Canada in the 400-metre
freestyle. He currently holds the
Canadian record for that event.
UBC has placed two competitors
on the Olympic track team. Graeme
Fell runs the men's 3000-metre steeplechase and Carey Nelson the men's
3000-metre cross-country. Both are
part-time students in UBC's Master
of Business Administration program.
UBC student Diane Rakiecki, a
wheelchair athlete, is competing in a
demonstration of wheelchair events.
Georgina Gray-Mattison
Rakiecki won the women's race in
the World Track and Field Championships in Rome this summer.
Saturday, Oct. 1
Science and Peace: Coping with Our Creations.
Prof. Anthony Arrott, Department ot Physics,
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. Free. 8:15 p.m.
UBC "Old Birds" Hockey
Non-contact hockey is available for faculty and
staff over 50 years of age with the UBC "Old
Birds" on Mondays 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Rink 2,
Thunderbird Arena. Come directly to the Arena
or contact Lew Robinson at 224-4785.
Evening English Language
Oct.3 - Nov. 28. Mon & Wed. 7:00-
9:00 p.m.
Evening English language courses. Conversation Skills: Beginner - Advanced. Speech:
Fluency and Pronunciation - Advanced. $175
per course. For information call 222-5285.
Room 109, 2062 West Mall, Hut M-18.
Evening English Language
Oct. 4 - Nov. 24. Tues & Thurs.
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Writing and Grammar - Intermediate/Advanced.
TOEFL preparation. $175 per course. For
information call 222-5285.  Room 109, 2062
West Mall, Hut M-18.
Surplus Equipment Recycling
Facility • Departmental Sales
Sales begin Sept. 7 - All surplus items. For
information call 228-2813.  Every Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Task Force Bldg, 2352
Health Science Mall.
Theatre Performance
Sept. 14-24. Just Between Ourselves. By Alan
Ayckbourn. Directed by Roy Surette. For
information and reservations call 228-2678 or
come to Room 207 in the Theatre Building. Main
Stage - Frederic Wood Theatre. 8:00 p.m.
(Matinees 2:00 p.m.).
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
Be sure to visit the Neville Scarfe Children's
Garden located west of the Education Building.
There is no charge to use the garden and it is
open all year long.  Families interested in
planting, weeding and watering in the garden
should contact Jo-Anne Naslund at 434-1081 or
Special Issue on Africa and the
French Caribbean
Contemporary French Civilization is pleased to
announce the preparation for 1989 of a major
special, issue exclusively devoted to Francophone Africa (North Africa and Black Africa) and
the Caribbean. Articles in English or in French,
15-20 typed pages long, must be submitted by
March 1,1989, on any contemporary culture-
civilization topic involving a country or a region of
Africa, Madagascar or the Caribbean (including
Haiti). For other Francophone countries, please
check with the guest-editor beforehand.
Contributions should be of high quality in socio-
cultural, socio-political, artistic fields, etc.,
showing an original approach to some aspect of
the cultural complex of African, Malagasy or
Caribbean society of the past 20-25 years: For
information call Dr. Claude Bouygues, African
Literatures, French Department at 228-2879.
Badminton Club
Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Badminton
Club meets Thursdays 8:30-10:30 p.m. and
Fridays 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Gym A of the Robert
Osborne Sports Centre. Cost is $15 plus REC
UBC card. For more information call Bernie 228-
4025 or 731-9966.
Golf Lessons
Get into the swing of things this spring with Golf
Lessons.  Community Sport Services is once
again offering Golf Lessons at the basic or
intermediate level. Tuition waivers not
acceptable. For information call 228-3688.
Faculty Club Art Exhibition
Now until October 15th. Oil on Canvas Paintings
by Paul Seaton. For information call the Faculty
Club at 228-2708.
Language Exchange Program
Exchanging Languages on a One-to-One Basis.
For information call 228-5021.  International
House. Office Hours 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Chinese Silk Painting Exhibition
Sponsored by Institute of Asian Research.
Caroline Ching-Hua Shen. Free admission. For
information call 228-2746. Auditorium, Asian
Centre. 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Traffic and Security
The Traffic and Security Department announces
an increase in visitor parking rates effective
August 2. Rates for surface lots and parkades
will be 75 cents an hour, or portion thereof, to a
maximum of $5 a day. After 5:00 p.m., the
evening flat rate will be $2. Meter rates will be 75
cents an hour; 20 cents for 25 minutes. The new
parkade in the SUB area is progressing on
schedule and is expected to be opened in mid-
UBC Fine Arts Gallery
Sept. 6 - Oct. 1. Marion Wagschal: Recent
Paintings and Drawings. Hours: Tues. - Fri.,
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sat., 12:00 p.m. (noon) -
5:00 p.m. For information call 228-4381.
Basement Main Library Bldg.
Department of Psychology
Individuals 18 and older are needed for a
research project on changes in memory across
the adult life span. For information call Jo Ann
Miller at 228-4772.
Language Programs & Services
Non-credit conversational programs in French,
Spanish, Japanese, Cantonese and Chinese
begin the week of Sept. 26. Also offered is
Business Japanese.
Saturday Morning classes in Business French.
French Lyrics and French Music, as well as
Teaching Languages to adults are also available
For more information, call 222-5227.
Working Breakfasts for Working
A series of four working breakfasts is again being
sponsored this fall by Women in Management
Programs, UBC Cont. Ed.
The series starts out with Karen Harrison, training
and developing consultant, speaking on how to
increase personal and professional power. The
first breakfast is 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., Thurs., Oct.
13, in Le Meridien Hotel, 845 Burrard St.
Other breakfast speakers, same time and same
Thurs., Oct. 27 - Lisa Tant, fashion editor &
columnist, on fashion trends & forecasts;
Thurs., Nov. 10 - Margaret Hope, speech
educator, on when you speak they should listen;
Thurs., Nov. 24 - Jane Durant, management
consultant, on don't do it, delegate.
The cost for the Early Riser Breakfast Series is
$64 or $17.75 each for individual breakfasts. For
information call 222-5272.
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Open Daily 10:00 a.m -6:00 p.m., Sept. 1-Oct. 10.
Admission $1.  Free on Wednesdays.
Botanical Garden
Open Daily 10:00 a.m -6:00 p.m., Sept. 1-Oct. 10
Admission $2. Free on Wednesdays. UBC REPORTS   Sept 22, 1988       4
Friday, Sept.23
World University Service of Canada
• Information & Slide Show
WUSC 1989 Summer Seminar Leeward &
Windward Islands. A UBC student who took part
in the 1988 Seminar in Mali. A chance for UBC
students to experience international development. For information call Coral deShieid at 224-
9646. Room A203, Buchanan Building. 12:30-
130 p.m.
Germanic Studies - Noon Lecture
The Austrian Theatre of the PresenT. Prof. Hilde
Haider-Pregler from the Theatre Dept, University
of Vienna, Austria, Speaker. For information call
Karl Zaenker at 228-5154. Buchanan Building,
RoomA202. 12:30 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Fall Seminar Series
'The 1988 Ayerst Award Lecture', Molecular
Genetics ot Blood Coagulation, Or. Ross
MacGWvray, Assoc. Prof of Biochemistry, UBC,
Speaker. For information can 228-3183. Room
IRC 3. Woodward IRC. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Retrotransposons in the Human Genome. Dr.
Dixie Mager, Terry Fox Lab., B.C. Cancer
Research Centre, VGH, Speaker. For
information call 228-5311. Parentcraft Room,
Main Floor, Grace Hospital, 4490 Oak Street.
1:00 p.m.
|    Sunday, Sept. 25   j
Katzle Indian Field Trip
Rock Art of the Katzie Indians. Phi Hobler,
Ph.D., SFU, speaker. Fee $80. For information
can 222-5237. 830 a.m.-430 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 26   \
UBC Film Society • Film Showing
Monty Python & The Holy GraH. Tickets $2.50
each (at door). For Information cad the hotline at
228-3697. Sub Theatre. Student Union Building.
7:00 4 9:30 p.m.
Classics Dept. Lecture
•Roman Ostia'. Geoffrey E. Rickman, Prof., Dept
of Ancient History, University of St Andrews,
Scotland. Speaker. For information call 228-
2889. Lecture Theatre, Museum of Anthropology. 8:00 p.m.
Germanic Studies - Noon Lecture
The German Comedy Since 1945". Prof. Ulrich
ProWich from the Freie Universitat Berlin (West),
Speaker. For information call Karl Zaenker,
Germanic Studtes at 228-5154. Buchanan
BuJUng, Room A202. 1230 p.m.
I   Tuesday, Sept. 27   |
Botany Seminar
Oetenninants of Life History Stage Ratios In
IridaeaCordata. Lesley Green, Botany Dept,
UBC, Speaker. For information cal 228-2133.
Room 2000, Biological Sciences. 1230 p.m.
Graduate-Faculty Christian Forum -
"Academic Professionalism and the Christian
Amateur. Dr. Jamee Houston, Regent CoHege,
Speaker. Coffee at 4:15 p.m. Buchanan
Penthouse, Buchanan 'B'. 430 p.m.
Lectures in Modern Chemistry -
Chemistry Seminar
The Development of Adhesives and Composite
Resins for Aircraft". Dr. Greg Luoma, DRE
Pacific Victoria, B.C., Speaker. Refreshments
wi be served in Room 250 from 1230 p.m., prior
to lecture. For Information caM Carolyn at 228-
3299. Room 250, Chemistry BuiUng. 1:00 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar
Accelerator Mass Spectrometry and its
Application to the Earth Sciences. Dr. E. Nelson,
Archaeology Dept., SFU, Speaker. For
information call 228-5210. Room 1465 Bio
Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept 28|
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Probabilistic Analysis for Automatic Integration.
Dr. Feng Gao, Dept of Computer Sciences, UBC,
Speaker. For information call 2284584. Room
229, Mathematics. 3:45 p.m.
Lectures Committee - Classics
"Augustus the Man". Geoffrey E. Rickman, Prof.,
Dept. of Ancient History, University of St.
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Sept.25 - Oct.8
UBC Music professor and pianist Robert Silverman performs with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on top of
Blackcomb Mountain on Sept 3. Silverman's Steinway D grand piano was lifted to an alpine meadow 1J150 metres
above sea level for the concert conducted by Peter McCoppin.
For events in the period Oct. 9 to Oct. 22, notices must be submitted on proper Calendar forms no later than noon on
Thursday, Sept. 29 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Road, Room 207, Old Administration Building.
For more information call 228-3131.
Andrews, Scotland, Speaker. For information call
228-2889. Room A104, Buchanan Building.
1230 p.m.
Walter Gage Toastmasters Club -
First Meeting of the Year. Public Speaking and
Leadership Skills. Everyone welcome. For
Information call Geoff Lowe at 261-7065. 7:30-
930 p.m.
Forestry Seminar Series
A Variable Taper Equation. Dr. A. Kozak, Assoc.
Dean, Faculty of Forestry, UBC, Speaker. For
information call 228-2507 or 228-4166. Room
166, MacMillan Building.  12:30-130 p.m.
Geography Colloquium
Rationality and Relativism: The case of the
Homo-Economicus Assumption. Trevor Barnes,
Geography, UBC, Speaker. For information call
228-2663. Room 201, Geography Building. 330
Asian Studies - Guest Lecture
"Fukuzawa Yukichi: A Founding Thinker of
Modern Japan". Prof. Emeritus Kiyooka Eiichi,
Pres., Fukuzawa Centre, Kek) University,
Speaker. Prof. Kiyooka Is a well-known
specialist on Fukuzawa, who was a major
formulator of modem Japanese thought. For
information can 228-3881. Asian Centre, Room
604. 4:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquia
"Pattern Formation and Chaos in Condensed
Matter Physics". A. Bishop, Los Alamos National
Lab, Speaker. For Information call 228-3853.
Hennings Building, Room 201. 4:00 p.m.
Psychology Colloquium
Choices vs Evaluations: Explaining General
Preference Reversals. Dr. Ken MacCrimmon,
Dept. of Commerce - Business Admin., UBC,
Speaker. For Information call 228-2755. Room
2510, Kenny (Psychology) Building. 4:00 p.m.
Biotechnology Laboratory Seminar
Spectroscopic Analyses of Genetically Modified
Phbtosynthetic Reaction Centre. Dr. Douglas C
Youvan, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Speaker. For
information can 228-4838. Room IRC #4,
instructional Resources Building. 4:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 30     I
Medical Genetics Seminar
Clinical Case Presentations. Clinical Geneticists,
Clinical Genetics Unit, Grace Hospital, Speakers.
For information call 228-5311. Parentcraft Room,
Main Floor, Grace Hospital, 4490 Oak Street
1:00 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 29 \
Ocean Sciences & Engineering
Canadian University Research on Submarine
Sulphides. Dr. R.L. Chase, Depts. of Geological
Sciences and Oceanography, UBC, Speaker.
For information can 228-5210. Room 202,
MacLeod Building. 3:30 p.m.
Committee on Lectures • Fine Arts
The Prints, Paintings & Drawings of Ron Eckert".
Mr. Ron Eckert, Emtty Carr College of Art and
Design. For information call 228-5753. Room
107, Lasserre. 1230 p.m.
Guitar Recital
The Baroque Guitar. Michael Strutt, UBC School
of Music. Fee $12.00. For information call 222-
5254. Conference Room, Carr Hall, Centre for
Continuing Education. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1     |
Faculty of Medicine Health
Sciences Research Day
Medical and Science Students' Presentation of
Summer Research. To be held in Lecture Halls,
IRC Building. For information call 228-4305.
Room 317, IRC Building. 8:30 a.m.
for Norm America and trie Caribbean, UN Centre
for Human Settlements, Speaker. For
information call 228-5254. Free Lecture - all
welcome. Room 102, Lasserre Building. 1230
Int'l. Liaison Office - Information
Display Booths
First annual "International Development Day". A
group of international development organizations,
WUSC, CUSO, OXFAM, Red Cross, Canada
World Youth, YMCA-lntemational (Van),
Canadian Cross Roads, International Uaison
Office Internationa) House and more. For
Information call 228-3114 or 228-3225. Main
Concourse, Student Union Building. 11:30-3:00
Int'l. Liaison Office - Speaker
The Role of International Development in Job
Creation for UK Graduates. Mr. Aubrey
Morantz, Director General Institutional
Cooperation and Development Services, CIDA,
Speaker. For information call 228-3114 or 228-
3225. Room 212, SUB. 1230-130 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar, Special
Lecture by "Xerox Lecturer"
Technetium and Rhenium Chemistry: A New
Insight into els Hydroxylarion of Olefins". Prof.
Alan Davison, Dept. of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge,
Speaker. For information call 228-3299. Room
225, Chemistry Building. 2:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 3     j
UBC Film Society • Film Showing
Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange". Tickets
$2.50 each. For information call the hotline at
228-3697. Sub Theatre, Student Union Building.
7:00 & 930 p.m.
Centre for Human Settlements -
Habitat Day Lecture
Shelter and Community: A Global Strategy for a
Global Problem. Mr. Ivo de Boer, Chief, Office
Tuesday, Oct. 4
B.C. Health Association - Education Services
Recruitment Fair for Non-Metropolitan Areas
Job Opportunities for Health Care Students and
Professionals. Representatives from
communities and health care facilities throughout
the province will discuss the opportunities for
employment within their regions. For information
' call 734-2423. Lobby area. Instructional
Resources Centre. 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Botany Seminar
Molecular Aspects of Complementary Chromatic
Adaptation in the Cyanobacterium; Fremyella
Dislopsiphon. Dr. Winslow Briggs, Carnegie
Institution, Stanford University, Speaker. For
information can 228-2133., Room 2000,
Biological Sciences. 1230 p.m.
Faculty Women's Club • First
General Meeting.
Dr. Nancy Sheehan, Speaker. Membership is
open to all women faculty members and wives of
faculty members. Please join us and sign up for
one of the many interest groups. For information
call Joyce Auk) at 266-8751 or Katie Guth at
222-2627. Cecil Green Park. 9:45 a.m.
Chemistry Seminar - Xerox Lecture
"Coordination Chemistry in Diagnosis: The
Development of a Heart-Imaging Agent". Prof.
Eric Heller, Dept. of Chemistry, University of
Washington, Seattle, Speaker. Refreshments
will be served in Room 250 from 12:30 p.m.,
prior to the lecture. For information call 228-
3299. Room250, Chemistry Building, t:00p.m.
Oceanography Seminar
Remote Sensing for Biological Oceanography.
Dr. G. Borstad, Borstad and Associates, Sidney,
B.C., Speaker. For information caH 228-5210.
Room 1465 Bio-Sciences Building. 330 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5 j
Office for Women Students
"Women & Confidence in the Classroom".
Speaking up in class, answering questions &
making presentations are nightmare situations
for many women students. Learn some skills &
techniques for presenting yourself in class with
more confidence. Four Sessions. For
information call 228-2415. Brock, Room 204D.
12:30-2:00 p.m.
UBC Computing Centre - OPEN
Come see our machine room, talk to us about
our facilities and services and look at our
displays on: Personal Computers', Paper and
Thesis Production:. Graphics and Statistical
Software; Electronic Mail; Communications and
Networking; Micro to Mainframe File Transfer;
UBC Site Licences. For information call 228-
4295. Room 412, Computer Sciences Building.
12:30-3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Analytic Models of Time Allocation Problems in
Animal Behaviour. Dr. John MacNamara, Dept.
of Mathematics, University of Bristol, Speaker.
For information call 228-4584. Room 229,
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Pharmacology Seminar
Antiarrhythmic Properties of Tetrodotoxin: Role
of Ventricular Sodium Channel Blockade.   Dr. S.
Abraham, Dept. of Pharmacology 4 Therapeutics, UBC, Speaker. For information call 228-
2575.  Room 317, Basic Medical Sciences
Building, Block "C". 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Lectures Committee - Classics
"Ptolemy's Geography and the History of
Cartography": O.A.W. Dilke. Prof. Emeritus,
University of Leeds, England, Speaker. For
information call 228-2889. Room 102, Lasserre
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Classics Lecture
"Greek and Roman Maps". O.A.W. Dilke, Prof.
Emeritus, University of Leeds, England,
Speaker. For information call 228-2889. Lecture
Theatre, Museum of Anthropology, UBC. 8:00
Germanic Studies - Noon Lecture
The Case of the Alleged Jewish Host
Desecration in Sternberg of 1492 and its
Aftermath". Prof. Volker Honemann from
Goettjngen University, West Germany, Speaker.
For Information call K. Zaenker at 228-5154.
Buchanan Building, Room A202. 1230 p.m.
Forestry Seminar Series
Development of FRDA II: If the University is So
Smart, How Would You Spend $700 Million in
B.C. Forestry?" Dr. Michael Heft, Pacific
Forestry Centre, Victoria, Speaker. For
information call 228-2507 and 228-4166. Room
166, MacMillan Building.  12:30-1:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 6
Cecil and Ida Green Visiting
Professorships - General Lecture
"How Plants Use Light as an Environment Cue".
Prof. Winslow R. Briggs. Dir. of Plant Biology,
Carnegie Institution of Washington, Stanford,
California. For information call 228-5674. Hall 6,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
12:30 p.m.
Psychology Colloquium
The Development of Sociomoral Argumentation.
Dr. Marvin Berkowitz, Dept. of Psychology,
Marquette University. For information call 228-
2755. Room 2510, Kenny (Psychology) Building.
4:00 p.m.
Physics Colloquia
"Wormholes and Baby Universes*. A.
Strominger, UCLA, Speaker. For. information call
228-3853. Hennings Building, Room 201. 4:00
Sat., Sept. 24
Canada's Mew
Immigration and
Refugee Policy. Mr.
Gordon Fairweattwr,
O.C., Q.C.. Chairman,
Immigration Board,
Refugee Board,
Ottawa — 8:15 p.m.
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