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 October 14,1981
Engineering proposal goes back to  Senate
UBCs Senate will be forced to
consider Cor a second time a proposal
to control enrolment in engineering
programs in the Faculty of Applied
Science following defeat of the
proposal by the Board of Governors at
its Oct. 6 meeting.
The enrolment-control proposal,
passed at Senates Sept. 16 meeting,
will be back on the Senate agenda
when it holds its regular October
meeting tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 14).
The Faculty of Applied Science
proposals called for a limitation of 450
students who would be admitted to
first-year engineering in September,
1982, and a limitation of
approximately 100 students who would
be admitted from outside the faculty
to the second-year engineering
program.
The faculty told Senate a marked
increase in enrolment for engineering
programs (844 in 1973 to 1,744 this
year) has "seriously impaired" the
teaching programs in larger
departments such as Civil, Electrical,
Mechanical and Chemical
Engineering.
"Paradoxically," the report says, "at
a time when severe stresses are being
felt by some departments, others are
not using their resources to capacity.
The maldistribution of students
between programs results from the
present complete freedom of choice as
students enter second year."
One result of the enrolment-control
proposal made by applied science
would be that some students would not
be able to enrol in their first-choice
engineering program and would have
to specialize in an alternative program
in a department where resources are
On display until Oct. 31 at UBC's Fine Arts Gallery is the exhibition "Paintings
of Imperial and Princely India." The 40 Indian miniature paintings being
shown represent a range of styles which developed in India from the 16th to
18th centuries. The gallery is located in the basement of the Main Library, and
is open front 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
under-utilized.
The enrolment -control proposal was
vigorously opposed by three members
of the Board of Governors, including
William L. Sauder, who said there
were many empty classrooms at UBC
in the 3:30-6:30 p.m. period. Faculty
should be asked to add teaching hours
to their week, he said.
He was supported by David G.A.
McLean, who said that enrolment at
UBC should not be curtailed
artificially. He said the University had
to look at all its resources and use
them efficiently.
President Douglas Kenny told the
Board that the aim of the applied
science proposal was to ensure that the
degrees awarded to graduating
students were of high quality. He was
supported by UBC faculty member Dr.
Peter Pearse, who said the underlying
issue in the proposal was the
maintenance of academic standards.
Later in the meeting, Prof. Pearse
suggested the Board should reflect on
the division of powers between Board
and Senate. Senate, he said, had come
to the Board with a motion concerning
academic quality and unless the Board
had some suggestions for dealing with
the problem in applied science, it
would be inappropriate for the Board
to refer the matter back to Senate. Dr.
Pearse was supported by Prof. Hugh
Greenwood.
After defeat of the enrolment -
control proposal, Anthony Dickinson,
a student member of the Board,
moved that the proposal be referred
back to Senate for further
consideration.
Library, students
get more money
UBC's Board of Governors has
approved supplementary budget
appropriations totalling $990,000 to
provide additional financial aid to
students and to bolster the UBC
Library's acquisitions budget.
A $702,000 appropriation for the
UBC Library is designed to offset the
effects of inflation and the reduced
purchasing power resulting from the
devalued Canadian dollar.
The supplementary appropriation
Numbers were
never our
strongpoint
We goofed—twice.
In our Sept. 30 issue of UBC
Reports we listed an incorrect
phone number for the
Knowledge Network, which
moved to the campus on Oct. 5.
If you want to contact the
network offices, the correct
number to call is 2244511.
Also, several readers have
pointed out to us that we had
the wrong date on a photograph
that appeared in the same issue.
The aerial view of the campus
was not a 1925 view, as we
stated, but had to be circa
1927-29.
The houses in the background
of the photo convict us. The first
house in the residential area of
the University was not built until
1926.
represents a 17.1 per cent increase in
the Library's acquisitions budget,
which will now total more than $3.6
million for the current year.
Acting Librarian Doug Mclnnes says
the increase "puts the Library in
pretty good shape" for purchases in
the 1981-82 fiscal year. "Our first
priority," he said, "is to restore the
purchasing power for new books
necessary for the teaching and
research functions of the University."
He said a substantial percentage of
the appropriation would be earmarked
for research material in the humanities
and social sciences, including the
purchase of large sets of out-of-print
material which is now appearing in
non-print form such as microforms.
Despite the increases received by the
Library for acquisitions in recent
years, Mr. Mclnnes said, the cost of
acquiring materials has been
increasing at a faster rate than the
University's annual operating grant.
He said the biggest problem faced
by the Library is the escalating cost of
serials, which increased 23 per cent in
the last fiscal year. Serials valued at
$150,000 were cancelled in the current
year, he said, and it was anticipated
that serials valued at $100,000 might
have to be removed in the 1982-83
fiscal year.
Mr. Mclnnes emphasized that a
decline in the University's purchasing
power for new library materials
affected off-campus users as well as
the University community.
"The UBC Library is really a
Please turn to page 2
See Funds UBC
14, 1981
SFU faculty settles,
but UCBC can't
go to gov't yet
Dr. Gibson said salary levels and
tuition fees were not the same at all
three universities and there would have
to be extensive study before the UCBC
Funds
continued from page 1
provincewide resource," he said, "and
users at other B.C. institutions as well
as those in industry and the professions
suffer when our purchasing power
declines."
A $288,000 appropriation by the
Board for student aid will be used to
increase the value of graduate
fellowships in the 1982-83 fiscal year
and to increase the number and value
of awards to undergraduate students.
UBCs awards officer, Byron
Hender, said $160,000 would be used
to increase University graduate awards
by about 15 per cent in 1982-83.
Doctoral-level students currently get
$8,000 annually (up from $6,500 last
year), while master's-level students
receive $7,200 (up from $6,000 last
year).
-   The balance of the appropriation by
the Board will be used to create a
three-tier undergraduate awards
program, with the top 3 per cent of
students receiving $750, the next 2 per
cent receiving $600 and the next 2 per
cent receiving $250.
At present, the University operates a
two-tier undergraduate scholarship
program, with the top 5 per cent
getting $500 and the next 2 per cent
getting $250.
could make a presentation to the
provincial government regarding extra
funding for 1981-82.
It will still be "some time yet"
before UBC's request for an additional
$7.2 million this year is forwarded to
the provincial government from the
Universities Council of B.C.
Dr. Bill Gibson, chairman of the
council, said Monday that the 1982-83
UCBC budget must go to the
government today (Wednesday, Oct.
14).
"Once that is out of the way, we can
turn to the other question," Dr.
Gibson said. "But it will be some time
yet before we will be in a position to
make a submission."
UBC's president, Dr. Douglas
Kenny, asked the UCBC a month ago
for an additional $7,236,450 to meet
the shortfall in the University's annual
operating budget resulting from an
arbitration award to faculty of 18 per
cent.
At that time, the faculty salaries at
Simon Fraser University were also in
arbitration, and Dr. Gibson said he
could do nothing until the needs of all
three universities were known.
The SFU decision came down last
week, giving the Burnaby faculty a
general increase of 13.8 per cent. Dr.
Gibson said that would leave SFU close
to $400,000 in the red.
At the University of Victoria, the
general increase to faculty was 13.5
per cent.
Memorial services to be
held for Edro Signori
A memorial service for Prof. Edro
Signori, a member of the UBC faculty
for 32 years, will be held tomorrow
(Thursday, Oct. 15) in the Music
Building at 1:30 p.m.
Prof. Signori died on Oct. 2 at the
age of 66.
A native of Calgary, Prof. Signori
joined UBCs Department of
Pyschology in 1949 after teaching at
the University of Toronto and Queen's
University.
He was educated at the University of
Alberta, where he received his
Bachelor of Aits degree, and the
University of Toronto, where he was
awarded the degrees of Master of Arts
and Doctor of Philosophy.
A tildes* public speaker and
commentator. Prof. Signori carried
out research and wrote extensively on
such topics as attitudes toward the
elderly and the socially disadvantaged,
personality and marriage, impulsive
and controlled behavior, industrial
and business personnel select: -n and
social DTohlnns in generr'
He continued to i«-a< b and serve as
a research professor in psychology
following Ins official retirement in
June, 1980. He taught until April of
this year and supervised the work of a
number of graduate students.
Prof. Signori is survived by his wife,
Dolores, and twin daughters, Dolores,
of Toronto, and Donna, of Victoria.
Opposition
ML As visit
UBC Friday
Members of the NDP provincial
caucus will spend Friday afternoon
(Oct. 16) at UBC before the opening
of their three-day annual convention
at the Hotel Vancouver.
While at UBC they will have a
cafeteria meal in a student residence
with students from their own
constituencies.
In the afternoon they will attend a
series of workshops designed to meet
some of their immediate needs for
expert opinions as MLAs. The
workshops will be on housing,
provincial trade prospects in East Asia
impact of forest industry policy on
Interior communities, energy,
provincial political party stereotypes
and a new method of dealing with
public enquiries for large projects such
as hydro dams.
The workshops will take place in the
recently-opened Asian Centre.
Kim Guerin (left) from UBC Museum of Anthropology's Native Youth Project,
explains some traditional Northwest Coast Indian uses of cedar to a museum
visitor.
Cedar tree the theme
for museum students
Seven native Indian students from
local high schools — Angela
Campbell, Rim Guerin, Ron Joseph,
Trudy Grant, Norman Point,
Jaqueline Spathelfer and Denise
Boudreau — participated during the
summer in a Native Youth Project at
the UBC Museum of Anthropology.
The program was designed to
acquaint native youths with the
traditional Northwest Coast Indian
culture. The students gave oral
presentations based on their research
and displayed both group and
individual projects to more than 5,000
museum visitors.
The Native Youth Project was
sponsored by the UBC Museum of
Anthropology and the Native Indian
Youth Advisory Committee, the latter
under the direction of Chairperson
Brenda Taylor. Funding for the
program came from John Labatt Ltd.
as part of the company's ongoing
promotion of Canada's cultural
heritage. Additional funding came
from Canada Manpower.
The cedar tree and its many uses in
traditional Northwest Coast Indian
culture was the theme around which
the program developed. The students
used ancestral methods of stripping
and preparing the bark, carving wood
for tools, and weaving bark threads.
They made such items as a wooden
beater, ceremonial rattle, and a woven
cedar bark skirt.
According to the students, they
shared many benefits by working at
the museum.
"We appreciated the opportunity to
meet such respected artists and
craftsmen as Bill Reid, Jim Hart, Mike
Nichols and Wally Henry," said Kim
Guerin. "They showed us the
dedication, discipline and skills a good
artist must develop."
The participating artists also praised
the program, urging that it be
continued next summer, but Jim Hart
added that he hoped the program
could be expanded.
"For the students to really achieve
the skills needed to carve or paint, a
year-round program should be
developed. Just to learn how to
properly sharpen and modify special
carving tools is a course in itself."
Under the guidance of Madeline  '
Rowan, Curator of Education and
Ethnology at the museum, and her
assistant, Jean Mcintosh, UBC
graduate student in anthropology, the
seven native youths also prepared and
presented a slide show portraying the
lifestyle of the Northwest Coast Native
Indians, and an illustrated discussion
on the traditional uses of cedar. They
spoke daily, usually to a full house.
On many occasions this program
provoked lively discussions with the
audience.
The public presentation gave the
students an opportunity to practise
public speaking as well as a chance to
explain their own culture and way of
life to people of many backgrounds.
As a finale to the summer program,
the students took a special field trip to
the Makah Cultural Centre at Neah
Bay, Washington, where they were
invited to speak to an enthusiastic
audience on their heritage.
"This was one of the highlights of
the summer," noted program
supervisor Madeline Rowan.
"The teenagers raised enough funds
for the trip south of the border by
organizing and hosting a Northwest
Coast Indian-style salmon barbecue,
which was thoroughly enjoyed by
everyone who came. Their efforts were
well worth it, as the exchange of ideas
and discussions following their
presentation at the Makah Cultural
Centre was an exciting experience for
all."
In evaluating the project, Madeline
Rowan says, "These seven native
youths learned about their heritage
through this program, and
communicated their pride and
enthusiasm to all they met. In this
way, the program was a great success.
The museum hopes to sponsor this
program again next summer, perhaps
working around this and other themes
of interest and value to native youths
and to our general public. We
appreciate the generous support of
John Labatt Ltd., the Native Youth
Advisory Committee and the federal
government in making such a program
possible." Activities
varied for
Day
III
"Food for all" is the theme for the
first World Food Day, a day being
observed worldwide on Oct. 16, 1981.
Oct. 16 marks the anniversary of the
founding of the United Nations' Food
and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The objective of World Food Day is
to provide a focus for activities
designed to increase awareness of the
magnitude of the world food problem.
Here at UBC the World Food Day
program actually begins today, Oct.
14, with a tape-slide show from Oxfam
entitled "Guess Who's Coming to
Breakfast?" which discusses the
influence of multinational corporations
on food production in Third World
countries. Harvey MacKinnon from
Oxfam will be present to answer
audience questions. (MacMillan 166,
12:30 p.m.)
Tomorrow, Oct. 15, Dr. Y.M.
Maiangwa, His Excellency, the High
Commissioner for Nigeria and Jorge
Pablo Pernandini, His Excellency, the
Ambassador of Peru, will be speaking
on "Food for the Hungry". The
question "What can we do?" will be
addressed by Rory McBlane, director
of International House, who will
discuss the various options that one
can become involved in. Volunteers
who have worked with such
organizations as CUSO and WUSC will
be present to share their experiences.
(IRC No. 2, 12:30 p.m.)
World Food Day activities on
Friday, Oct. 16, will be located in the
SUB Auditorium. Several films
concerned with trade and food
production in the Third World will be
shown at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.,
along with the excellent film produced
by IDRC called "Choices", which
documents various development
approaches to the Third World. At
noon hour, Mr. Choudhury, Acting
High Commissioner for Bangladesh,
will be speaking on "Starvation in
Bangladesh", followed by Mr. John
Laidlaw, Executive Director of the
Canadian Hunger Foundation,
discussing "How are we helping?".
World Food Day activities at UBC
are being co-sponsored by the
Agriculture Undergraduate Society,
Food Science Society, International
House and the Home Economics
Undergraduate Society.
The Agriculture Canada Research
Station located at 6660 NW Marine
Drive will also be holding an Open
House for all interested students,
faculty and staff. Two tours are being
arranged, 10:45 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Friday, and persons are asked to meet
in the main lobby of the station at
these times.
Province-wide World Food Day
activities will culminate at Robson
Square on Friday evening with a rally,
entertainment by local celebrities and
displays by Canadian Third World
Service organizations. Fast cards and
pledges will be collected at this time.
Fast cards are available from the Food
Science Department on campus and
will also be distributed at the UBC
activities.
Ninety-eight hours of public educational television are now being beamed to all
parts of B.C. weekly via the transmitter of the Knowledge Network, which
moved its operations centre to the UBC campus last week. Giant crane, above,
hoisted transmitter components to the top of the Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre, linking UBC with 53 B. C. communities who receive programs
via satellite earth stations or cablevision. Fall program guides are available from
network's UBC offices in the Library Processing Centre, 224-6511.
House calls still in fashion at
UBC's Family
unit
Doctors' house calls went out with
flint arrowheads but there's one place
in Vancouver where they are still in
fashion. Physicians attached to UBCs
Family Practice Teaching Unit make
house calls at night and on evenings
routinely.
House calls are just part of the
"unusual" services offered by the unit.
It provides a wide variety of primary
health care that normally isn't
available at a single location.
Besides family physicians, the unit is
also staffed by a pediatrician, social
worker, clinic nurse, pharmacist, and
public health nurse.
The unit is also used tor teaching
students from various UBC health
science professions. The residents, for
example, are all doctors who have
graduated from medical school and
are specializing in family practice, in
the same way that a doctor takes
further training to become a surgeon
or pediatrician.
UBC employees are invited to use
the unit for travel immunizations and
medications or medical care. Anyone
without a family doctor and wanting
one can register at the unit.
The unit is in the Mather Building
at 5804 Fairview Ave. on campus. The
telephone local is 5431.
UBC«q»»tiOiii>ti 14. OKI
New patent
policy
for UBC
Computer programs, data bases and
microcircuits can't be patented, but
they can be licensed and sold — and
UBC has revised its patent policy to
include protection of such 'soft"
inventions.
For example, there may be a
patented machine which mafa*« palp.
The machine may make more and
better pulp if it is regulated according
to a very precise routine. Such "know-
how' may be a licensable trade secret
that could be sold by the inventor of
the routine.
The new UBC policy, which has
been approved by the Board of
Governors, came after an *•**> mi—
study of the patent policies of iVaHmg
universities in Canada and the United
States.
Dean Peter Larkin. »—"r^**- vice-
president research and chairman of
the executive committee on research,
said the new UBC policy incorporates
the best features of contemporary
patent policies in North America.
The Board of Governors approved
the following statements of objective:
"The essential purpose of the
University Patent and Licensing Plan
is to encourage the public use and
commercial application of inventions,
and in so doing to protect the rights of
the inventor and the University.
University personnel are encouraged to
discuss and publish the results of
research as soon and as fully as may
be reasonable and possible. However,
public use and commercial application
are frequently facilitated by patenting
and licensing arrangements.
"If any member of the faculty or
staff of the University or any student
or anyone connected with the
University, using University facilities,
or using funds administered by the
University, proposes to patent or
license an invention or discovery, a
disclosure must be made to the
University and the rights assigned to
the University in return for a share in
any proceeds arising from the
invention or discovery, as set forth in
paragraph 7(e) hereof.
"For the purposes of this Plan,
invention or discovery includes data
bases, computer programs or
equivalent circuitry, and all other
products of research which may be
licensable.
"Where it is anticipated that
inventions or discoveries may ensue
from a particular research enterprise,
it may be necessary to undertake
special agreements concerning patent
or licensing rights before the leseaiUi
funds are accepted for administration
by the University."
Under the new policy, the inventor
receives 50 per cent of net ™"»w and
the University 50 per cent. Money
received by the University will be
regarded as general income.
The new plan wfll be mIi—im—im—l
by the office of research
administration. Additional detail may
be obtained from Dr. Richard
Spratley, Research Ailminttaialm. at
228-3652. UBC Reports October 14, 1981
Corner of University Boulevard and East Mall will look like this a few years down the road, when the new Physics /Chemistry
building replaces the Home Economics building that is there now. New Home Ec building is under construction, and work
on this one is expected to begin early next summer. Estimated cost is $11 million. The new building will link up with present
Physics and Chemistry buildings.
No fat, but gov't still plans cuts
The federal government appears
determined to cut back its payments to
provincial governments under
Established Programs Financing,
despite a recommendation from an all-
party task force urging a continuation
of existing arrangements for
transferring funds from Ottawa to the
provinces.
The seven-member task force, which
was chaired by Liberal MP Herb
Breau, said there was, for the most
part, "no fat left in the system — no
fat in post-secondary education, no fat
in the health system, no excess
spending in social assistance, little
redundancy in social services."
However, federal finance minister
Alan MacEachen said recently that he
is sticking by his announced intention
of last October to reduce the rate of
growth in payments to the provinces.
Payments to the Canadian provinces
are made annually under the
Established Programs Financing (EPF)
scheme, which has been in force since
1977. The transfer of funds supports
hospital insurance, medicare and post-
secondary education.
B.C.'s estimated share of the EPF
funds for higher education alone in
1980-81 is $335.6 million, estimated
to be about 60 per cent of the total
cost of post-secondary education in the
province.
UBC's president, Dr. Douglas
Kenny, said he was "delighted" with
the recommendations of the federal
task force when their report appeared
earlier this month, adding that he
hoped their investigation would "put
to an end any possibility of reductions
in aid to post-secondary education."
But more recently, an eastern
newspaper reported that Justice
Minister Jean Chretien, who was
finance minister before Mr.
MacEachen, had proposed cutting
payments to the provinces by as much
as $11 billion by 1987.
The parliamentary task force
chaired by Mr. Breau held hearings in
all parts of Canada and reached the
conclusion that^krograms supported by
EPF "are serving vital social needs and
merit undiminished support."
Chapter Five of the report on
support of post-secondary education
says the task force sees "the significant
role played by universities ... in
teaching, research and reflective
scholarship — in addition to the
provision of commercial, scientific or
professional skills — as critical to
New telephone
service opens
If you want information about
public events at UBC and it's after 5
p.m., you can now call the public
events information line (228-3133) set
up by the Department of Information
Services.
People calling the number will hear
a recorded listing of public events,
emergency numbers and other
important information. The tape is
changed each weekday and weekend
events are included on the Friday
tape.
If you have a major event of interest
to the public and would like it
included on the tape, call Lorie
Chortyk at 228-2064 before 10 a.m. on
the morning of the event. Events
already listed in the UBC Calendar
will be included automatically.
national well-being."
The committee also quotes
extensively from the brief presented to
it in Victoria in early June-by
President Kenny, who said that "A
nation that seeks to compete must get
its national and fiscal priorities
right . . . We find ourselves at a
time . . . when new knowledge ... is
going to determine the future of
nations.
"This will place strong pressure on
Canadian universities to produce
graduates who can keep Canada
competitive . . .It is clear that, if
Canada is to achieve its goal of R&D
expenditures ... it will be necessary
to increase substantially the rate of
production of highly qualified
manpower . . . . "
The task force concluded that
capping or reduction of federal
government contributions to university
financing should be avoided and that
"federal support should be continued
on the current basis, at least until the
two orders of government have
consulted about the goals and future
needs of the higher education sector."
The Breau task force recommends
that responsible federal and provincial
ministeics review and take appropriate
action on improved assistance to needy
students described in the earlier
Report of the Task Force on Student
Assistance.
"We also recommend," the Breau
report says, "that priority attention be
given to early adjustment in existing
programs that will ensure that needy
students have realistic levels of
assistance in the light of rising living
and other costs, and reduced
opportunities for summer earnings."
7 exhibits
from UBC
at fair
Seven UBC exhibits will be featured
at this year's Discovery Fair at Robson
Square. The annual science fair
sponsored by the provincial Ministry of
Universities, Science and
Communications runs from Oct. 23 to
30.
The theme this year is "application
of automation to communications"
which means computer buffs will be in
heaven. Central to many of the UBC
exhibits is a microprocessor.
Visitors to the fair include
businessmen, school children and a
general adult audience. Some
exhibitors try to appeal to only a
portion of the public — to children
with entertaining exhibits that have
little content, or to businessmen by
using technical exhibits
incomprehensible to laymen. The UBC
displays try to demonstrate serious
content while still being fun. They
deal with real problems in an
engaging way.
The department of nuclear
medicine in the Faculty of Medicine is
demonstrating the "slow scanner."
Images are sent over ordinary
telephone lines for analysis. The
system has already been used in B.C.
Patients in the Interior are interviewed
by medical genetic expeits in
Vancouver. Or unusual X-rays are
transmitted to Vancouver for instant
analysis by UBC expeits.
The co-operative fisheries research
unit in the Institute of Animal
Resource Ecology will invite visitors to
determine using a computer terminal
the Ttia-rimiim amount of "Innin that
can be caught over a period of time
without depleting the stock.
Current high interest rates wfll
guarantee interest in the display by the
urban land economics division of the
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration. Using a computer
program, visitors wfll be able to
calculate monthly payments on a
mortgage at different interest rates or
project the rate of return earned on
income-producing real estate such as
apartments or office buildings.
Electrical engineering will explain
the history and state of the art of
communications satellites,
communication between earth and
orbiting satellites and the role of
galium arsenide, a material predicted
to perform much more efficiently than
silicon as a semi-conductor.
Also in the Faculty of Applied
Science, mechanical engineering will
demonstrate how a three-dimensional
object can be re-created automatically
by a machine guided by a computer.
The technology has many industrial
applications, particularly in medicine.
The computerized set vices of the
new 240-bed acute care unit in UBCs
Health Sciences Centre Hospital will
be demonstrated. Terminals are used
to admit patients, keep health records,
and to ask for and receive a variety of
health and lab records in various parts
of the hospital.
The Library will demonstrate its
increasing use of computers, including
information retrieval and specialized
computers communications. UBC Reports October H, 1981
Ottawa archeologist joins UBC   museum
George MacDonald
Archeological excavations on an
important B.C. prehistoric Native
Indian site will be directed from the
UBC Museum of Anthropology by Dr.
George MacDonald, internationally
known archeologist who has recently
joined the museum staff as a visiting
fellow.
Formerly Chief of the Archeological
Survey of Canada, Dr. MacDonald is
Senior Scientist (Archeology) at the
National Museum of Man in Ottawa.
His two-year residency at the UBC
Museum of Anthropology represents
the first staff exchange between the
two museums.
While at UBC, Dr. MacDonald will
work on several major projects. He is
project director of the Kitselas Canyon
archeological excavations, jointly
sponsored by the National Museums of
Canada and Parks Canada, and
carried out in close co-operation with
the elders of the Kitselas Band
Council. A bountiful fishing grounds,
the Kitselas Canyon (on the Skeena
River near Terrace), contained many
villages of Tsimshian-speaking peoples
during the long history of its
occupation. Often several villages
co- existed in the canyon.
The Kitselas site offers the
archeological team an unusual
opportunity to reconstruct the
historical framework of the region
because the Kitselas native peoples
have a rich oral tradition dating back
at least 500 years, recounting the
oldest military traditions in Canada,
Dr. MacDonald notes. The
archeological team, consisting of a
dozen archeologists, UBC students and
native Indians from the Kitselas
reserve, are integrating the oral history
with the scientific archeological
evidence to trace the movement of
peoples and development of cultures in
the area. An important discovery
made last summer was two wet sites,
expected to yield a complete range of
material culture, including materials
that would have decayed under drier
conditions.
Researching prehistoric trade
networks among native peoples is
another of Dr. MacDonald's interests.
These networks extended as far north
as Northeastern Siberia (to the Russian
trading posts at Irkutsk), and
funnelled goods from the north into
the northwest coastal region. Along
these routes, strung over canyons, were
cedarbark rope bridges. Dr.
MacDonald is currently working to
have one example, which has survived
in part, preserved by the Canadian
Conservation Institute.
In conjunction with the Museum of
Anthropology's upcoming major
exhibition, The Legacy: Continuing
Traditions of Canadian Northwest
Coast Indian Art, George MacDonald
will present public slide lectures at
7:30 p.m. in the Theatre Gallery: on
Oct. 27 "Northwest Coast Indian Art:
The Classic Period", and on Nov. 17
"Northwest Coast Indian Art: The
Renaissance Period". In the first
UBC man gets MRC 'first'
Diabetics have more than twice as
many fatal heart attacks as non
diabetics, and Dr. John McNeill of
UBC hopes to find oat why.
"Once we find oat why, we can start
working on how to keep it from
happening," says Prof. McNeill, who
has an international reputation in the
area of cardiac research.
His interest in the effect of diabetes
on the heart stems from remarks made
at a meeting in 1978 of the
International Society for Heart
Research.
"I learned then that although the
incidence of cardio-vascalar disease
among diabetics was common
knowledge, there had been literally no
research on the problem.**
This year, there wfll be a lot, since
Dr. McNeill has just received a
Research Professorship Award from
the Medical Research Council of
Canada — the first such award ever
made to a professor in a pharmacy
school.
The award has taken Prof. McNeill
out of the classroom and enabled him
to concentrate on his research
program. And he has a year off from
his administrative duties as assistant
dean in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical
Sciences and as chairman of the
division of pharmacology and
toxicology, the elective position he has
held since 1972.
Medical research of any kind is a
long, slow, step-by-step process, and
Dr. McNeill figures he is still two or
three years away from a solution to the
diabetic heart problem, although some
progress has been made.
"We know that the heart of a
diabetic ages faster and doesn't relax
as well, and we know that a buildup
of fatty acid is one of the problems,"
he says, "and we know that this affects
the heart's ability to utilize calcium."
But the cause still has to be
determined.
"It could be because of a lack of
insulin, an increase of glucose in the
blood, or because of another factor
entirely."
Exercise, or lack of it, may also be a
factor, and Dr. McNeill said he and
his research team may look at this as a
next step in the process. "Right now
we are using sedentary animals," he
says.
Rats are the animal* being used,
and the fact that the research is into
diabetes means the animals require
more care than non diabetic rats
John McNeill
would require. It also slows the
research.
"If you want to look at a one-year
diabetic rat, you simply have to wait
out that year," said Dr. McNeill.
Working with Dr. McNeill are six
grad students, two post-doctoral
fellows, one fulltime technician and
one clerk. About half of their time is
spent on the diabetes project.
If their findings show that diabetics
tighdy controlled by insulin have a
lower incidence of heart problems,
then the insulin pump now being
perfected by other researchers may be
the answer, according to Dr. McNeill.
Under this system, insulin is
implanted in the arm, abdomen or leg
of a diabetic and released in specific
amounts at fixed intervals. Research is
also being conducted on a much
improved system whereby the
implanted insulin pump would be
activated by the needs of the body
itself. And Dr. Wah Jun Tze of UBC
(paediatrics) is working on an
'artificial pancreas' that would be
implanted in the arm and produce
insulin on demand.
Whatever method evolves as the best
for controlling diabetes itself, Dr.
McNeill's research can only be good
news to those who have the disease.
And according to the Canadian
Diabetes Association, one person in
four in Canada is either diabetic or
will become diabetic.
Apart from this year's research
fellowship, Dr. McNeill has received
earlier grants from the MRC, as well
as from the Canadian Diabetes
Association, the B.C. Health Care
Research Fund, the B.C. Heart
Foundation and the Canadian Heart
Foundation.
lecture, Dr. MacDonald will examine
early pieces — most done in the early
19th century, the unsigned prototypes
of contemporary Native Indian art.
The contemporary art revival and its
artistic and commercial aspects is the
topic of the second lecture. These
lectures are being offered in
conjunction with a museum-sponsored
tour for members to museums in
Portland and Seattle, led by George
MacDonald and Hindy Ratner. For
further information on the tour and
accompanying lectures, please contact
Hindy Ratner at 228-5087.
Within the next few months Dr.
MacDonald hopes to complete the
definitive social history of Haida
houses. For 10 years he accumulated
all available photographs of Haida
houses, mapped villages, identified
house sites, and prepared a house-by-
house survey of each village. This
meticulously researched volume, being
published by the University of British
Columbia Press, includes several
hundred illustrations. The anticipated
release date for publication is summer
1982.
In addition to the above scholarly
activities, George MacDonald will
make himself accessible to the
university community and interested
scholars, and plans to share his
knowledge and experience with the
general public through a spring
lecture program at the Museum of
Anthropology.
GRANT-
November 15
• Canadian Liver Foundation Research Grant.
• Donner Canadian Foundation Research.
• Energy, Mines and Resources Canada
Research Agreements Program.
• Health and Welfare: Family Planning
Research.
• National Cancer Institute of Canada Career
Award Appointments.
• National Cancer Institute of
Canada — Equipment.
• National Cancer Institute of
Canada — Research.
• National Cancer Institute of Canada Training
and Study Awards.
• SSHRC: Strategic Grants Division
Management Science: Doctoral Completion.
• SSHRC: Strategic Grants Division
Management Science: Reorientation Fellowship.
November 16
• Lindbergh, Charles A. Fund Grant.
• Science Council of B.C. Research Grant.
November 20
• Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada
Research Grant.
November 30
• Canadian Liver Foundation Fellowship
Program.
• Canadian Liver Foundation Scholarship.
• Canadian National Sportsmen's Fund Project
Grants.
• Canadian National Sportsmen's Fund
Research Grants.
• Lady Davis Fellowship Trust Fellowships.
• Lady Davis Fellowship Trust Visiting
Professorships.
• National Museum of Man Research Contract.
• North Atlantic Treaty Organization
International Collaborative Research.
• Spencer, Chris Foundation Grants.
• Weizmann Institute of Science Charles H.
Revson Career Development Chairs. UBC
14. 1981
ACROSS
owzzA'
The following student awards were
approved by the UBC Senate. For
more information on these and other
scholarships and bursaries, contact
Awards and Financial Aid in the
General Services Administration
Building, Room 50.
American Academy of Oral
Pathology Award — The American
Academy of Oral Pathology will make
available a certificate of merit for the
graduating student showing the
greatest interest and ability in the field
of oral pathology.
American Association of
Endodontists' Award — A certificate
and subscription to the Journal of
Endodontics has been made available
by the American Association of
Endodontists for the student
demonstrating exceptional ability in
the area of endodontics during his/her
dental training.
American Association of
Orthodontists* Award — The
American Association of Orthodontists
will provide a certificate of merit to
the graduating student who
demonstrates exceptional interest in
the development of orofacial
complex.
American Concrete Institute, British
Columbia Chapter, W.G. Heslop
Scholarship in Civil Engineering —
A scholarship in the amount of $1,000)
has been established by the British
Columbia Chapter of the American
Concrete Institute to honor the
memory of the late Wilfred Gibson
Heslop, Professor Emeritus of Civil
Engineering at UBC
American Institute of Architects
Certificate of Merit — A certificate
of merit is made available by the
American Institute of Architects, to
the second ranked graduating student
in each architecture program
accredited by the National
Architectural Accrediting Board.
American Institute of Architects
Henry Adams Medal — A medal and
certificate is made available annually
by the American Institute of
Architects, to the top ranked
graduating student in each
architecture program accredited by
the National Architectural Accrediting
Board.
B.C. Association of Laboratory
Physicians Prize in Pathology — A
prize in the amount of $500 has been
made available by the B.C.
Association of Laboratory Physicians.
It will be awarded on the
recommendation of the Department of
Pathology to a member of the
graduating class who has demonstrated
proficiency and interest in the study of
Pathology in the undergraduate
program.
Bell Farms Ltd., Fellowship in
Economics — A fellowship in the
amount of $3,000 has been made
available by Bell Farms Ltd., to
support a graduate student writing a
dissertation in the area of "guaranteed
annual income" or "negative income
tax" schemes of social security.
Bell Farms Ltd., Fellowship in
Pomology — A fellowship in the
amount of $3,000 has been made
available by Bell Fairms Ltd., to
support a graduate student whose
thesis research is directed toward
improvement of knowledge of the
cranberry plant, its culture and
production.
Bell Farms Ltd., Fellowship in
Transportation — A fellowship in the
amount of $3,000 has been made
available by Bell Farms Ltd., to
support a graduate student in the
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration doing research in
connection with bus co-operatives or
"bus pools" and their relevance to
urban transportation.
William G. Black Memorial Prize —
A prize in the amount of
approximately $1,000 has been made
available by the late Dr. William G.
Black, B.A., 1922, who retired from
the faculty in 1963 after many years of
service. The award will be made for
an essay on a topic related to some
aspect of Canadian citizenship.
Warring Paxton Clarke Graduate
Fellowship in Finance — This
scholarship is to be awarded annually
to a graduate student in the Faculty of
Commerce and Business
Administration who has completed the
first year toward the Master of
Business Administration or Master of
Science degree with the highest
standing and is proceeding to full-time
study in the second year with a
concentration in finance and/or
security analysis. The scholarship is in
the amount of $1,000.
Dr. Derek Daniel Wolney Memorial
Resident Prize for Clinical
Proficiency in Anaesthesia — An
annual prize in the amount of $200
has been established in memory of Dr.
Derek Daniel Wolney, by his friends
and associates. The prize will be
awarded to the resident in the
Department of Anaesthesiology
Resident Training Program (any year
of training eligible) considered by the
department as having demonstrated
the highest level of clinical proficiency
in anaesthesia.
Faculty of Applied Science Prize —
A prize in the amount of $200 has
been made available by Dr. V.J.
Modi, professor of Mechanical
Engineering, on the occasion of his
receipt in 1981 of the Jacob Biely
Faculty Research Prize in recognition
of his outstanding contributions to the
fields of satellite mechanics,
aerodynamics, ocean engineering and
biomechanics. This prize, to promote
and recognize academic excellence,
will be awarded to a student in the
graduating class in the Faculty of
Applied Science on the
recommendation of the Dean.
Oscar Engelbert Forsberg Memorial
Scholarship — A scholarship of $500,
established as a memorial to Oscar
Engelbert Forsberg, who immigrated
to Canada from Sorsele, Sweden, in
1928, by his wife Winnifred, is offered
to a medical student with a good
academic record to provide assistance
with the cost of the students'
education. The award will be made on
the recommendation of the Faculty of
Medicine.
Donald C. Gibbard Scholarship in
Music Education — A scholarship in
the amount of approximately $100 has
been established in honor of Donald
C. Gibbard, who was for several years
Chairman of the Music Education
department. It will be awarded, on
the recommendation of the
department, to an outstanding student
in Music Education in the Faculty of
Education.
Hospital Employees' Union (Lions
Gate Unit) Bursary — A bursary in
the amount of $500 is offered by the
Lions Gate Unit of the Hospital
Employees' Union, Local 180. To be
eligible, an applicant must be a
member or the son or daughter of an
active member of the Union ("active"
being interpreted as on the staff of a
hospital within the jurisdiction of the
H.E.U., or on the staff as of January
1st of the year of award but since
superannuated).
Investment Dealers Association
Bursary — A bursary in the amount
of $700, the gift of the Investment
Dealers Association of Canada, is
offered to a student entering the final
year of the B.Com. program in a
course of study related to the
investment field.
Dr. Peter Gee-Pan Mar Memorial
Scholarship — A scholarship in the
amount of $300 has been made
available by family and friends in
memory of the late Dr. Peter Gee-Pan
Mar. The award will be made on the
recommendation of the Department of
Biochemistry, to a student entering
fourth-year Science and proceeding
toward the degree of B.Sc. (Honours)
in Biochemistry.
Monenco Scholarship — A
scholarship in the amount of $750 has
been made available by Monenco
Limited to commemorate the 75th
anniversary in 1982 of the Montreal
Engineering Company Limited. The
award will be available for a five-year
period commencing with the 1982-83
academic year and will be awarded to
a student entering the final year of
Engineering.
Pfizer Canada Inc. Scholarship in
Pharmacy — A scholarship in the
amount of $500 has been made
available by Pfizer Canada Inc. The
award will be made to a student
entering the final year in the Faculty
of Pharmaceutical Sciences and will be
made on the recommendation of the
Faculty.
Porte Realty Ltd., Scholarship —
This scholarship of $500, a gift of
Porte Realty Ltd., is offered annually
to a student specializing in Urban
Land Economics in the Faculty of
Commerce and Business
Administration.
Robert Y. Porte Community
Pharmacy Residency Memorial
Scholarship — A scholarship provided
from the revenue of the funds
established by the Shopper's Drug
Mart Associates will be awarded
annually to a student accepted into
the Community Pharmacy Residency
Program.
Rotary-Todokoro Prize in
Cardiology — This prize of $500 is
given annually to the resident who has
put forth the best research effort in
the two-year program in Cardiology at
the UBC Faculty of Medicine.
Jean Marie Sherwin Bursary in Law
— A bursary in the amount of
approximately $450 has been made
available by the late Jean Marie
Sherwin of Victoria, B.C. The award
will be made to a student at either the
undergraduate or graduate level in the
Faculty of Law.
Jean Marie Sherwin Bursary in
Social Work — A bursary in the
amount of approximately $450 has
been made available by the late Jean
Marie Sherwin of Victoria, B.C. The
award will be made to a student at
either the undergraduate or graduate
level in the School of Social Work.
Harry and Hilda Smith Foundation
Scholarships — One or more
scholarships to the amount of
approximately $1,000 have been made
available by the Harry and Hilda
Smith Foundation. The scholarship or
scholarships will be made on the
recommendation of the Department of
Creative Writing to a student or
students, graduate or undergraduate,
on the basis of ability in Creative
Writing and of financial need.
Texaco Canada Fellowship in Coal
Pyrolysis — A fellowship in the
amount of $6,500 has been made
available by Texaco Canada Resources
Limited to support a student in the
field of coal pyrolysis. The award is
available to students in mechanical,
chemical, electrical or civil
engineering and will be awarded on
the recommendation of the Faculty of
Applied Science, in consultation with
the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
James Robert Thompson Fellowships
— One or more fellowships totalling
approximately $7,200 have been made
available by the late James Robert
Thompson, B.Com., 1967. The
awards will be made on the
recommendation of the Facidty of
Graduate Studies to a student or
students planning a career related to
preservation of the natural
environment. It was the expressed wish
of the donor that recipients of the
fellowship would demonstrate a desire
to use their talents and abilities to
establish a significant career in
preserving the natural and wilderness
areas in B.C. and the Yukon.
Alcan Fellowships in Japanese
Studies — A fellowship in the amount
of $6,000 is made available by the
Aluminium Company of Canada Ltd.,
for a student who has completed his or
her undergradute program and is
continuing studies leading to a
master's or doctoral degree in Japanese
studies. Preference will be given to
applicants who wish to pursue studies
in the field of the contemporary
Japanese economy. During the tenure
of the award, the holder may not
accept any position of employment
except such teaching duties as may be
assigned by, or at the discretion of,
the Head of the Department. The
award will be made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of
Graduate Studies. The award will be
available for two years commencing in
the 1981-82 academic year. use
14, 1MI
Non-union staff
awarded extra
five per cent
Close to 1,000 non-union UBC
employees have had their general
salary increase boosted to 15 per cent
from 10 per cent, to match union
increases.
The additional increase, approved
by the Board of Governors Oct. 6,
goes to 50 members of the executive
administration, 430 administrative and
professional staff, three executive
secretaries, and 455 non-union
technicians and research assistants.
The increase is retroactive to July 1
for the first three categories, and to
April 1 for the technicians and
research assistants.
Meanwhile, negotiations between
the University and teaching assistants
are continuing. The TA contract
expired Aug. 31.
Mindpower Campaign opens
President Douglas T. Kenny has
established a campus-wide
committee to co-ordinate a national
campaign aimed at increasing public
awareness of the value of higher
education.
UBC is one of more than 25
Canadian universities taking part in
the so-called "Mindpower
Campaign." A similar campaign is
under way in the United States,
where 1,100 universities and colleges
are making use of materials
developed by the Council for the
Advancement and Support of
Education (CASE) in Washington,
D.C.
The committee which will coordinate the campaign on the UBC
campus met yesterday (Tuesday,
Oct. 13) under the chairmanship of
Prof. Bob Smith, UBC's associate
vice-president, academic.
"The initial meeting of the UBC
co-ordinating committee brought
together more than 25 people who
make use of graphic materials in
UBC publications and in advertising,
as well as individuals who are *
responsible for the University's
outreach program throughout the
province," Prof. Smith said.
"We hope the members of this coordinating committee will develop
imaginative ways in which the
Mindpower materials can be used in
conjunction with publications and
other public events sponsored by
the University."
Prof. Smith said the Mindpower
campaign would be centred on UBC's
Department of Information Services.
"I invite anyone at UBC who wishes to
discuss the use of the Mindpower
materials to contact Jim Banham,
UBC's information officer (228-2130),
for further information."
The first extensive use of
Mindpower promotional materials
will be in association with UBC's
display at the annual Discovery Fair
at Robson Square from Oct. 23-30.
support our colleges
and universities
CalcndaR
UBC Calendar Deadlines
For events in the weeks of Nov. 1 and Nov. 8,
material must be submitted not later than 4
p.m. on Oct. 22.
Send notices to Information Services, 6328
Memorial Rd. (Old Administration Building).
For further information, call 228-3131.
The Vancouver Institute.
Saturday, Oct. 24
The Press and the World.
Dr. Conor Cruise O'Brien,
Consulting Editor of The
Observer, Dublin and
London.
Saturday, Oct. 31
The Czech Theatre. Prof.
Marketa Goetz-Stankiewicz,
head, Germanic Studies,
UBC.
Both lectures in Lecture Hall 2, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 8:15 p.m.
SUNDAY, OCT. 18
Women in Management.
The Centre for Continuing Education is
sponsoring a workshop on Managing Stress, with
Tanis Helliwell. For more information, call
228-2181, local 240. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
SUB Films.
Tess. Auditorium, Student Union Building.
7:00 p.m.
MONDAY, OCT. 19
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Alternative Fuels for Automobiles: Natural Gas
and Gasoline. Gerald Born, research engineer.
Alternate Fuel Laboratory, UBC. Room 1215,
Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building.
3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
An Introduction to Activation Energy
Asymptotics—Plane Deflagration. Prof. John
Buckmaster, Mathematics, UBC. Room 104.
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar.
The Clarke Lake Low Frequency Synthesis
Radio Telescope. Dr. Mike Maboney, Clarke
Lake Synthesis Telescope, Borregeo Springs,
Calif. Room 318, Hennings Building.
4:00 p.m.
Zoology "Physiology" Group
Seminar.
Mechanisms and Physiological Significance of
Protein Breakdown in Cells. Dr. A. Goldberg,
Physiology. Harvard University. Room 2449,
Biological Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
Seminar.
Ligand Binding to Heme Proteins. Dr. Fiona
Millar. Lecture Hall 4. Woodward Instructional
Resuun.es Centre. 4:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, OCT. 20
Cecil and Ida Green Lecture.
Religion, Literature and Politics. Conor Cruise
O'Brien, consulting editor, The Observer,
Dublin and London. Theatre, Law Building.
12:30 p.m.
Hewitt Bostock Memorial Lecture.
The Female Principle in Gaelic Literature.
Mai re Cruise O'Brien, poet, Dublin. Call
228-5675 for location. 12:30 p.m.
International House.
Film Series '81. Today's films are Come to
Kashmir and River Ganges. Room 400.
International House. 12:30 p.m.
Freesee Film Series.
Making A Revolution, the third in this series
with the general title America       A Personal
History of the United States. Auditorium,
Student Union Building. 12:30 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Polymorphisms in B   C. Plants: A Genetic
Natural History. Dr. Fred Ganders. UBC. Room
3219, Biological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar.
Managing the Electrical Energy Resources of
B.C. Bill Best, vice-president-corporate, B.C.
Hydro. Room 402, Electrical Engineering
Building. 1:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Drifting Buoys in STREX. Dr. W.G. Large,
National Center for Atmospheric Research,
Boulder, Colo. Room 1465, Biological Sciences
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Museum of Anthropology.
Archeology in British Columbia. David
Pokotylo, curator of archeology. Museum of
Anthropology. Fee is $2. Museum of
Anthropology. 4:00 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar.
Escape of Planetary Atmospheres. Dr. Bernard
Shizgal, Chemistry, UBC. Room 126, Chemistry
Building. 4:30 p.m.
International House.
Film Series '81. Tonight's films are Come to
Kashmir and Artier Ganges. Room 400,
International Hosue. 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21
Wednesday Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Granados, Turina, Rodrigo, Toldra,
Rossini. Montserrat Alavedra, soprano, and
Randolph Hokanson, piano, guest artists from
the University of Washington. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Hewitt Bostock Memorial Lecture.
Gerald the Earl. Cultures in Contact in
Medieval Ireland. Maire Cruise O'Brien, poet,
Dublin. Penthouse, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Philosophy Lecture.
Morality and Animal*   Prof. Peter Singer,
Monash University, Australia. Room 101, Law
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Anatomy Seminar.
Effects of Shear on Cellular Reactions in
Flowing Blood. Dr. D.E. Brooks, Pathology,
UBC. Room 37, Block B. Medical Sciences
Building. 12:30 p.m.
World University Services Film.
Risks and Benefits. Looks at the social and
economic impact of highrise housing
development built in Penang, Malaysia. Room
205, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
Estimation of Means With the Factor Model.
Prof. Larry Weldon, Mathematics, SFU. Room
214, Geography Building. 3:30 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Freeze-Coating of Urea with Sulphur. A. Lee.
Room 206, Chemical Engineering Building.
3:30 p.m.
Biophysics Seminar.
Force Fields and Biological Organization. Why
Do Plants Grow Against Gravity? Prof. Cornelius
A. Tobias, Biophysics and Medical Physics,
University of California, Berkeley. Room 201,
Hennings Building. 4:00 p.m.
Comparative Literature Colloquium.
Literary History: The Anatomy of a Non-
Discipline. Michael Batts, Germanic Studies,
UBC. Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 4:30 p.m.
Academic Women's Association.
Dinner and speaker. June Gow, History, UBC,
will speak on Gone with the Wind? Women in
the Old South. No-host bar at 5:30 p.m., dinner
at 6:30 p.m. Contact Eleanore Vaines, Home
Economics, by Oct. 16 for reservations. Faculty
Club. 5:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCT. 22
Cecil and Ida Green Lecture.
Conflict, Poverty and Communication. Conor
Cruise O'Brien, consulting editor. The Observer,
Dublin and London. Theatre, Law Building.
12:30 p.m.
Lectures Committee Lecture.
Tsars, Soviets, and Jews: The Roots of the
Current Problem. Prof. Michael Stanislawski,
History, Columbia University. Room 223,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Lectures Committee Lecture.
Shakespeare in the 18th Century. Prof. Robert
Halsband, English. University of Illinois. Room
204, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
John F. McCreary Lecture.
Health Education and the Microcomputer:
Revolution in Progress. Prof. Richard E. Poguc,
Health Systems and Information Sciences,
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, in
conjunction with the Sigma Xi Club. Lecture
Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. 12:30 p.m.
UBC Christian Science Lecture.
Exploring the Realm of Divine Spirit. Jack E.
Hubbell, member. Christian Science Board of
Lectureship, Boston, Mass. Room 104,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Lecture.
The Role of alpha-2-Macrogtobulin in Cystic
Fibrosis. Dr. M. Bridges. Lecture Hall 3,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
12:30 pjn.
International Job Opportunities.
Third- and fourth-year students in science,
applied science, forestry and agriculture
interested in working abroad should attend the
International Association for the Exchange of
Technical Students (IAESTE) information
meeting. For information, call 228-3022. Room
1206, Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Building. 12:30 pjn.
Women Students' Office.
Essay Skills Workshop. Repeated on Oct. 29 and
Nov. 5. Room 301. Brock Hall. 12:30 pjn.
Women Students' Office.
Panel Discussion on Women in Writing Careers.
Admission is free. For more information, call
228-2415. Room 223. Brock Han. 12:30 pjn.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Superconductivity in Two Dimensions: A
Renaissance. Malcolm Beasley, Stanford
University. Room 318, Hennings Building.
2:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
Cancer Research. Prof. Julia Levy,
Microbiology, UBC. Room 201, Hennings
Building. 4:00 pjn.
SUB Films.
Double feature with 101 Dalmatians and
Popeye. Continues on Friday, Oct. 23 and
Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. and on
Sunday. Oct. 25 at 7:00 p.m. Auditorium.
Student Union Building. 7:00 pjn.
Backgrounders on B.C. Economy.
Third lecture in a nine-week series on
Backgrounders on the B.C. Economy. Tonight's
topic will be Forestry, by Fred Moonan of
MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. For information, call
228-2181. Room 226, Angus Building.
7:30 p.m.
Continuing Education Lecture.
The Irish Literary Heritage. Maire Cruise
O'Brien, poet, Dublin. $6 admission. Room 102,
Buchanan Building. 8:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 23
Health Sciences Lecture.
Explanatory Models, Health Care and Culture:
Contributions from r3ini«-al Social Science. Prof.
Arthur Kleinman, University of Washington.
Part of a one-day interdisciplinary Research
Conference sponsored by UBCs School of
Nursing. Lecture Theatre G279. Acute Care
Unit. 9:30 a.m.
Recital of Indian Music.
Classical Ragas of India. Kathryn Hansen.
North Indian sitar. Recital Hall. Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Developmental Medicine Seminar.
Postpranial Apolipoprotein Metabolism. Dr.
Susan Ban, Human Nutrition, UBC. Fust Floor
Seminar Room. Willow Pavilion, VGH.
12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Intrauterine Development and Chromosomal
Mosaicism. Drs. D. Kalousek and F. DiD. Fourth
Floor Conference Room. Health Centre for
Children. VGH. 1:00 pjn.
Geological Sciences Lecture.
The Hibemia Structure. Ron McKemie. MobO
Oil, Calgary, Canadian Society of Petroleum
Geologists Distinguished Lecturer. Room 330A,
Geological Sciences Building. 2:30 pjn.
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Humanities and Sciences Lecture.
The Future as Fiction: Part one of a Discussion
of Science Fact, Science Fiction, Science
Fantasy. Dr. Theodore Roszak, California State
University. $5.50; $4.40 for students. For
information, call 228-2181. Lecture Hall 2,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
8:00 p.m.
UBC Varsity Basketball.
Dogwood Game. War Memorial Gymnasium.
8:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 24
Humanities and Sciences Program.
A Day with Theodore Roszak. In Search of the
Miraculous: Part two of a Discussion of Science
Fact, Science Fiction, Science Fantasy. $SS;
$27.50 for students. For information, call
228-2181. Lecture Hall 6, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 10:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m.
UBC Varsity Basketball.
Grad Game. War Memorial Gymnasium.
8:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, OCT. 25
Guitar Recital.
Michael Lorimer, guitar. For ticket information,
call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music Building.
8:00 p.m.
MONDAY, OCT. 26
Cancer Research Seminar.
New Serum Factors Which Regulate
Hemopoiesis. Dr. Gerald Krystal, Terry Fox
Laboratory. Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer
Research Centre, 601 W. 10th Ave. 12:00 noon.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Combustion Processes in the Methane Fuelled
Engine. L.E. Gettd and C. Perry of Alternate
Fuels Laboratory. Room 1215, Civil and
Mechanical Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
A New Look at the Theory of Thin Elastic
Plates. Prof. Eric Reissner, Applied Mechanics
& Engineering Science, University of California
at San Diego. Room 104, Mathematics Building.
3:45 p.m.
Management Science Seminar.
Prof. M. Puterman, Commerce, UBC.
Penthouse, Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
Seminar.
Metabolism of a Novel Dinucleoside
Polyphosphate (HSS): Possible Regulation of
Nucleic Acid Biosynthesis by HSS During Step-
Down Growth Conditions. Dr. Swee Han Goh.
Lecture Hall 4, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 4:30 p.m.
C.A.U.S. Lecture.
Alternative Theories on the Study of Life. Dr.
G. Parker, Institute of Creation Research, El
Cajon, California; and Dr. D. Chitty, professor
emeritus, UBC. Lecture Hall 2, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, OCT. 27
Cecil and Ida Green Lecture.
The Basis of Altruism. Dr. Peter Singer,
Monash University, Australia. Room 104, Angus
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Freesee Film Series.
Inventing A Nation, the fourth in a series with
the general title America — A Personal History
of the United States. Auditorium, Student
Union Building. 12:30 p.m.
Botany Lecture.
Ethnobotany of South American Psychoactive
Plants. Andrew T. Weil, Research Fellow of the
Harvard Botanical Museum. Room 3219,
Biological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Baroclinic Waves and Fish. L.A. Mysak,
Mathematics and Oceanography, UBC. Room
1465, Biological Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Museum of Anthropology.
Planning Your First Visit. Madeline Bronsdon
Rowan, curator of education/ethnology. Fee is
$2. Museum of Anthropology. 4:00 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar.
Electron-Transfer Chemistry of Flavins. Dr.
David A. Armstrong, Chemistry, University of
Calgary. Room 126, Chemistry Building.
4:30 p.m.
International House.
Film Series '81. Slide Presentation on Russia by
Bruce Bennett. Room 400, International House.
7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28
Pharmacology Seminar.
Slow Synaptic Inhibiton: Ionic Mechanisms and
the Role of Cyclic Nucleotides. Dr Peter Smith,
Pharmacology, University of Alberta. Room
114. Block "C". Medical Sciences Building.
12:00 noon.
Wednesday Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Berry, Morawetz, Chatman,
Weisgarber. Ronald de Kant, clarinet, and Jane
Coop, piano. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Geography Seminar.
Solar Energy: Its Spatial Variability Over
Vancouver (Or, How Sunny Is 'Sunny
Tsawwassen?) Dr. John E. Hay, Geography,
UBC. Room 201, Geography Building.
3:30 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Anerobic Biofilms. P. Fryer. Room 206,
Chemical Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
Markov Chain Games, Con Games, and
Miscellany. Prof. Larry Clevenson, California
State University, Northridge. Room 214,
Geography Building. 3:30 p.m.
Geophysics and Geological Sciences
Seminar.
Seismic Stratigraphy. Wes Hatlelid, Esso
Resources Canada, Calgary. Room 260,
Geophysics and Astronomy Building. 4:00 p.m.
Biophysics Seminar.
An Overview of Medical Imaging Research. Dr.
A.E. Burgess, Diagnostic Radiology, VGH.
Room 201, Hennings Building. 4:00 p.m.
Faculty Recital.
Music of Weisgarber. Song Cycles. Elliot
Weisgarber, composer, Audrey Borschel,
soprano. Recital Hall, Music Building.
8:00 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCT. 29
Faculty Recital.
Music of Beethoven, Wolf, Strauss, Poulenc.
Donald Brown, lyric baritone and James
Manson, piano. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Cecil and Ida Green Lecture.
Ethics and Sociobiology. Dr. Peter Singer,
Monash University, Australia. Room 104, Angus
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Burgess-Lane Memorial Lecture.
Timber Supply Management in British
Columbia: Past, Present and Future. William
Young, Chief Forester, British Columbia
Ministry of Forests. Room 166, MacMillan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Resource Management Science/Soil
Science Seminar.
The Development of Agricultural
Underdevelopment: A Case Study of
Marginalized Farming in a Cape Breton
Community. Dr. P.J. de Vries and G. MacNab
de Vries, Sociology and Anthropology,
Concordia University, Montreal. Room 154,
MacMillan Building. 1:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Scaling Concepts in Polymer Diffusion. Paul
Callaghan, Massey University. Room 318,
Hennings Building. 2:30 p.m.
Lectures Committee Lecture.
The Origin of Epicurus s Concept of the Void.
Prof. Brad Inwood, Philosopher, Mellon Fellow,
Stanford University. Room 154, Buchanan
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
Microtel Pacific Research — A Growing
Presence in British Columbia. J.C. Madden,
President, Microtel Pacific Research, Burnaby.
Room 201, Hennings Building. 4:00 p.m.
Zoology Seminar.
The Ecology and Evolution of Dragons. Dr. C.
Lindsey, Institute of Animal Resource Ecology,
UBC. Room 2000, Biological Sciences Building.
4:30 p.m.
UBC Wind Symphony.
Music of Wagner, Barber, Bartok and Husa,
directed by Martin Berinbaum. Old
Auditorium. 8:00 p.m.
AMS Presentation.
An evening with Graham Chapman of Monty
Python. For information, call 228-5336.
Ballroom, Student Union Building. 8:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. SO
UBC Wind Symphony.
Music of Wagner, Barber, Bartok and Husa,
directed by Martin Berinbaum. Repeat program
of Oct. 29. Old Auditorium. 12:30 p.m.
Lectures Committee Lecture.
Stoic Fatalism. Prof. Brad Inwood, Philosophy.
Mellon Fellow, Standford University. Room 100,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Developmental Medicine Seminar.
Fluctuations in Fetal Oxygen Consumption. Dr.
Dan Rurak, Centre for Developmental
Medicine. First Floor Seminar Room. Willow
Pavilion, VGH. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Movie: A Family with a Down Syndrome Child.
Fourth Floor Conference Room, Health Centre
for Children. VGH. 1:00 p.m.
Faculty Club Family Dinner.
Halloween Buffet. $7.50 per person; free for
children under 4. Reservations required. Faculty
Club. 5:00 p.m.
UBC Public Affairs.
The Middle East After Sadat. Dr. Michael
Wallace. Political Science, UBC and Dr. Fritz
Lehmann, History, UBC, with host Gerald
Savory, Centre for Continuing Education.
Program will be repeated Friday, Nov. 6 at
7:30 p.m. Channel 10. Vancouver Cablevision.
7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 31
UBC Varsity Basketball.
Dogwood Game. Continues Saturday, Oct. 31.
War Memorial Gymnasium. 8:30 p.m.
Notices...
Special Law Lecture
On Oct. 15 at 12:30 p.m. J. Alan Beesley, Q.C.,
Canadian Ambassador to the Law of the Sea
Conference, will be speaking on The United
Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea:
Success or Failure? Rooms 101/102, Law
Building.
St. John Ambulance CPR Course
Basic Level I Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is
being offered to UBC students. The CPR course
costs $15 and will held Saturday, Nov. 28, 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. in Lecture Hall 4 of the
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
Registration is Oct. 19 and 20 from 12:30 to
2:30 p.m. in the Instructional Resources Centre
Mall.
Faculty /Staff Exercise Class
Exercise classes for faculty and staff, men and
women, will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and
Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:05 p.m. in Gym E of
the Osborne Centre beginning Sept. 21.
Instructor is S.R. Brown. Fee is $30, which
includes a membership in Recreation UBC. For
more information, call 228-3996.
CITR
100.1 on cable fm
Wednesday, Oct. 14
3 p.m. Still Ain't Satisfied. Linda Reid talks to
Sally Brisebois about the UBC Women's Centre.
Thursday, Oct. 15
3 p.m.  Cross Currents. Tony Charles and staff
take a look at PIRG and Public Interest
Research in general.
5 p.m.   Thunderbird Sports Report. Kent
Westerberg and staff take a look at
intercollegiate and intramural sport at UBC.
Friday, Oct. 16
3 p.m. Dateline International. Indonesian
politics are the focus. Produced by Dan Tidball.
Saturday, Oct. 17
3 p.m. Behind Four Walls. Ian Timberlake
takes a look at the office of the Rentalsman.
Interview with the rentalsman, Mr. Jim
Patterson.
4:30 p.m. Making Waves. CITR News Director
Joe March looks at Holistic Medicine. Interviews
with BCMA, AMA. and Dr. R.W. Rowatt.
Sunday, Oct. 18
4:30 p.m.  Laughing Matters. Joe March and
Jerry Eberts take a comical look at children.
Lenny Bruce, W.C. Fields, the Marx Bros., and
Richard Pryor are featured.
Monday, Oct. 19
3 p.m.  The Melting Pot. Mike Mines talks to
UBC graduate student Hope McEwan of the
Psychology department about Memory and
Eyewitness Memory.
4:30 pjn. Making Waves. Don Plant talks to Al
Soroka about the Committee Against Racist and
Fascist Violence.
Tuesday, Oct. 20
3 p.m. Gay Issues. An introduction to gay issues
at UBC.
5 p.m.  Thunderbird Sports Report. Kent
Westerberg and staff take a look at
intercollegiate and intramural sport at UBC.
9 pjn. Airstage. Radio Drama comes to CITR!
Written by R. Graeme Cameron of the UBC
Creative Writing department and produced by
Joe March and the CITR players./ob Odyssey is
featured.
Wednesday, Oct. 21
3 pjn. Still Ami Satined. Women's self
defence is the topic. Lmda Reid and staff talk
to Wendy HcPhenon about Wen Do.
Thursday, Oct. 22
3 pjn. Cross Currents. Tony Charles and staff
deal with the sticky issue of the state of the
Fraser River. Interviewed are representatives of
UBCs Westwater Research Centre.
5 pjn.  Thunderbird Sports Report. Kent
Westerberg and staff
Friday, Oct. 23
3 pjn. Dateline International. Producer Rob
Simms takes a look at the state of the
Commonwealth.
Saturday, Oct. 24
3 p.m. Beyond Four Watts. Ian Timberlake asks
the question "Are rental regulations true or
falser
4:30 pjn. Making Waves. Patricia Holm takes a
look at the rebirth of Creatiosnsm in B.C.
Interviewed are representatives from the
Vancouver School Board and the B.C. Society
for Creatjonism.
Sunday, Oct. 25
4:30 pjn. Laughing Matters. Jerry Eberts and
Joe March take a look at rorniral music.
Featured are Monty Python. Neil Innes, the
Beatles, the Goodies, and Rusty Warren.
Monday, Oct. 26
3 p.m.  The Melting Pot. Mike Mines talks to
Physical Education professor Robert Schultz
about people's attitudes towards physical
education.
4:30 pjn. Making Waves. Jill Dougan puts
student loans into perspective. She talks to
Byron Hender, head of Student Awards at UBC
arid people from the Toronto Dominion Bank.
Tuesday, Oct. 27
3 p.m. Cay Issues. Gay i
by the UBC Gay Club
5 p.m.  Thunderbird Sports Report. Kent
Westerberg and staff.
9 p.m. Airstage  Featured is The Wanderer, a
play written by UBC Creative Writing
department's Nigel E. Fmdley. Produced by Joe
March and the CITR players.
Wednesday, Oct. 28
3 p.m. Stdl Ami Satisfied  Linda Reid and her
staff take a look at Feminism as taught at UBC.
Thursday, Oct. 29
3 pjn. Cross Currents. Tony Charlrs and staff
talk about the state of B.C. Hydro and related
at UBC. Produced |
5 pjn.  Thunderbird Sports Report. Kent
Westerberg and staff.
Friday, Oct. 30
3 p.m. Deadline International Dave Martin's
World Update is featured.
7:30 pjn.  Thunderbird Football. Thunderbirds
vs. University of Calgary. Joe March has play by
play. Phil Keeber and Rocket Ron Burke add
the color.
Saturday, Oct. 31
3 p.m. Behind Four Watts. Rectal issues in
perspective. Rentals and the UBC student.
4 pjn. Making Waves. Sonny Wong talks about
Pay TV in Canada with representatives from
Western Cablevision, the CRTC, and the UBC
Theatre department.

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