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President, students debate tuition fee increase
0bout 90 students turned out to an
open forum with President David
Strangway Jan. 30 to air their concerns about proposed tuition fee increases.
Strangway and the students debated such topics as how UBC's fees rank against other Canadian universities, the meaning of accessibility to
post-secondary education and the pros and cons
of student financial aid.
The university's Board ofGovernors votes on
Strangway's proposed tuition fee increase guidelines at a meeting today.
The proposal calls for tuition increases for the
next three years to be set at the annual Vancouver
Consumer Price Index, plus 4.5 per cent.
Under the proposal, portions of the fee increase would be used to bolster financial aid for
students in need and enhance UBC's teaching and
learning environment.
Kurt Preinsperg, president of the Alma Mater
Society, which organized the forum, said he was
"quite disappointed" at the turnout. He blamed it
on students' preoccupation with the Gulf war, the
format ofthe event and a lack of strong feeling on
the issue.
Some students at the forum questioned why
UBC President David Strangway (left) and Jason Brett, president-elect ofthe Alma Mater
Society, debate the issues at a recent forum on proposed tuition fee guidelines.
the university's fund raising campaign, A World
of Opportunity, was collecting donations for
capital projects but not for keeping tuition fees
"We don't need new buildings," said student
Jorj McWhinnie.
Strangway said the university deliberately
keeps campaign donations out of the operating budget. Some donations are, however,
being used to fund endowments that will support new scholarships and bursaries in perpetuity.
"In the very near future I hope we'll be able to
say that no one who is otherwise qualified to
attend UBC can't afford to study here," Strangway said.
Jason Brett, Alma Mater Society presidentelect, asked the president if the university was
willing to work with students to protest the level
of provincial government funding for post-secondary education. The University of Alberta's senate recently has, he said.
"The situation in Alberta is nothing like it is
here," Strangway told him, pointing out that the
B.C. government has introduced several new programs in recent years to boost student aid and
post-secondary education in general. In Alberta,
education funding has been "severely curtailed,"
he said.
The government's Access for All program is
funding 15,000 new positions in post-secondary
education in B.C., giving many young people
throughout the province the opportunity to attend university for the first time, Strangway
To a student, accessibility means whether an
individual can afford to attend UBC. But to a
university president, he said, it means: is there a
funded place in which a student can enrol and
receive a quality education?
University wins six
awards of excellence
UBC has been honored with
six awards of excellence, for 1990,
from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
The university won three gold
CASE awards for its "75th Anniversary Public Service Announcements"
in the District VIII Recognition Awards
Written and produced by Ron
Woodall and the UBC Community
Relations Office, the entry took top
honors in the category of video communications produced off-campus,
radio programming and a grand gold
award covering the entire category of
electronic use of media.
In addition, UBC won a gold award
for individual special program publications for the "President's Report on
the Creative and Performing Arts." The
UBCstudyindicatesthat right-
handed people are, likely to
live longer than left-handed
people, fluge 3
UBC scientists forsee tsunami waves if severe quake
occurs off B.C. coast. Page 6
POSTAL CODES CHANGING: Campus postal codes
are being changed over the
next several months. Page 8
report also took a bronze award for
visual design in print.
The university also captured a silver award for the Community Report
"It's Yours" in the periodicals and
publications category for tabloid publishing.
The President's Report and Community Report were written and produced by the Community Relations
There were more than 500 entries
in the, overall competition, the largest
in the history of CASE District VIII.
The district includes provinces and
states in the pacific northwest covering B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan,
Western Manitoba, Washington,
Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and
The awards will be presented during a CASE conference on Tuesday,
Feb. 26 in Seattle.
Scientific approach
urged in forest
management debate
It's time to get past the rhetoric in
the ongoing battle to conserve Canada's
forests, said Hamish Kimmins, professor of Forest Ecology at UBC.
"Now is the time to leave behind
scientifically unfounded and socially
naive claims and statements," said
Kimmins. "The scientific understanding of environmental problems must
be established in order to develop laws
that encourage conservation."
However, Kimmins admitted that
the sensationalistic approach that has
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UN designation sought
for new international
law centre at UBC
Developing a global approach to
criminal law will be the focus of a
new centre to be established jointly
at the University of British Columbia
and Simon Fraser University.
The universities recently signed
an agreement to launch an International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy.
The centre will be a joint venture
among UBC's Faculty of Law, the
Institute for Studies in Criminal Justice Policy at SFU, the Society for
the Reform of Criminal Law, and
Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Negotiations are also underway to
have it designated as United Nations
Inter-regional Institute for Criminal
Law and Criminal Justice Policy.
Peter Bums, dean of UBC's Faculty of Law, said the initiative gives
UBC the chance to assist nations in
developing those parts of their legal
system that deal with criminal law.
"It's an enormous opportunity for
our faculty members to be engaged
in all aspects ofthe field," said Bums.
"They will be part of a network providing expertise leading towards
criminal law reform at an international as well as domestic level."
Bums added that the centre will
not only attract international figures
i to UBC's graduate program, but con-
I ferences at the centre would also draw
world leaders in the field of criminal
law to Vancouver.
UBC President David Strangway
commented that the centre will provide an intellectual resource for scholars around the world.
"It will be a place where people
from other countries can come and
understand the best way to revise their
laws to accommodate both cultural and
multinational issues."
Strangway pointed out that UBC's
Asian Law Program is well-placed to
develop a further program of activities
dealing with the Asia Pacific region.
"Geographically, it's very exciting,"
said Strangway. "We on the west coast
will be able to look at the Asian side of
issues while Rutgers looks at European concerns. It makes for global
Bums said UBC's law program,
together with the criminology program
at SFU, made Vancouver a logical
choice for the centre's location.
UBC's law library, with some
180,000 volumes, has a comprehensive criminal law collection. The
university's legal clinic, in its provision of legal services to the needy, is
actively involved in criminal law.
The Institute for Studies in Criminal Justice Policy at SFU will provide
administrative and research support for
the new initiative. It is one of only six
criminal justice policy institutes in
North America.
Bums said another reason Vancou
ver was chosen for the centre was because of the enormous support the
project received from both the legal
and university communities.
The Law Foundation of British
Columbia has committed $640,000
to the joint project, conditional upon
matching funds from the provincial
and federal governments. UBC is providing 2,000 square feet of furnished
space to be shared by the Society for
the Reform of Criminal Law and the
U.N. Inter-regional Institute for
Criminal Law.
Bums said the society will likely
be operating on campus in May, followed by the U.N. institute in February, 1992.
Organized in 1988, the society is
a non-governmental association of
about 300 judges, legislators, lawyers, government officials and academics from 80 cities worldwide.
Rutgers University is publisher ofthe
society's journal.
The society has so far held five
conferences focusing on problems in
the development of criminal law.
Its conference in 1988 dealt with
the state of sentencing and parole in
Canada and influenced major changes
made subsequently in the parole systems of England and Scotland. Other
conference topics included Police
Powers and Citizen Rights and the
treatment of women in the criminal
justice system. 2    UBCREPORTS Feb.7,1991
Northrop Frye's
Vision of Culture
When Northrop Frye died on January 22 at 78 years, he left a legacy that
changed many lives through his writing and teaching of English literature
at the University of Toronto.
The introduction to Robert
Denham's 450-page bibliography of
works by and about Frye cites a study
of 980 humanities journals that found
him eighth on the list of most frequently
cited authors, after only Marx, Aris-
tode, Shakespeare, Lenin, Plato, Freud
and the contemporary French critic,
Roland Barthes.
Canada's most significant
man of letters, Frye was showered with honors, including
Companion of the Order of
Canada (1972), the Royal
Bank Award (1978), the Governor General's Prize (1987)
and 36 honorary degrees
around the world. UBC's D.
Litt. came early, in 1963.
After receiving a BA in
English at Toronto, he studied
theology and was ordained a
United Church minister in
1936. Further study in Oxford
ended with a teaching post
back in Toronto, but the religious background remained
prominent. In a recent documentary on CBC Radio's
Ideas, Frye said he turned
down prestigious American
professorships because there
was nothing comparable in the
U.S. to the United Church or
the CCF/NDP. For Frye, these
institutions embodied democratic ideals for human fulfillment. As the years passed, he wrote
for an increasingly wider non-academic audience, always battling what
he termed mental tyranny in a typically Canadian way, mild mannered
but firm.
His first book, Fearful Symmetry:
A Study of William Blake (1947), established that poet as a force who could
no longer be limited to a few lyric
verses on university courses. Blake
intrigued Frye because of his engagement with metaphor, the tool a poet
uses "to show you a world completely
absorbed and possessed by the human
mind" (The Educated Imagination,
1963, p. 11). Written through the dark
years of World War II, Fearful Symmetry champions a vision of freedom
that has attracted many since the Romantic movement of the early nineteenth century laid the foundation for
modem literature and art. After 44
years, the book still sells 800 copies a
Anatomy of Criticism (1957) established Frye's international reputation. Translated into eight languages,
it has sold over 120,000 copies (3,000
last year). When he started writing in
resentations of human desire and repulsion). When I first read the Anatomy as an undergraduate, literature was
suddenly transformed from a series of
individual (if brilliant) works to a populous city of communicating voices.
Frye's final achievement was the
two-volume work on the ways the
Bible underlies the structure of western literature. The Great Code (1982—
now available in 22 languages) and
Words with Power (1990) continue the
debt to Blake, who supplies four chapter headings for the discussion of English literature ("Mountain", "Garden",
"Cave" and "Furnace". In
these books Frye achieves
something unattempted by the
historical biblical criticism of
the last two centuries. He
grapples seriously with the
treacherous interface between
biblical and modem notions
of language. Then, taking up
the Bible's penchant for quoting itself, he shows how, despite historical discontinuities,
one phase ofthe Bible absorbs
its predecessor as another develops out of it. The last few
sentences of Words with
Power (concluding a discussion of the book of Job) stand
as a fitting epitaph for someone so committed to literature,
who fused a compassion for
humanity with an apocalyptic
desire for ideal order:
Photo courtesy Penguin Publishing Corp.
Northrop Frye is widely regarded as Canada's most
distinguished man of letters.
the late 1940s, historical surveys dominated English courses. Frye was in the
vanguard that implanted critical theory everywhere. He started from the
premise that literary criticism was
"badly in need of a coordinating principle, a central hypotheses which, like
the theory of evolution in biology, will
see the phenomena it deals with as
parts of a whole" (p. 16). His range of
reference makes serious demands, but
his suggestive metaphors open up possibilities to virtually all readers as he
examines the structure of literary genres (the novel, drama, etc.), modes
(comedy, tragedy, etc.) and myths (rep-
"When we become intolerably oppressed by the mystery of human existence and
by what seems the utter impotence of God to do or even care anything about human suffering, we enter
the stage of Eliot's 'word in the desert,' and hear all the rhetoric of ideologues, expurgating, revising, setting
straight, rationalizing, proclaiming
the time of renovation. After that, perhaps, the terrifying and welcome
voice may begin, annihilating everything we thought we knew, and restoring everything we have never
(Alexander Globe is a UBC English professor.)
Book will provide environmental
facts in everyday language
Continued from Page 1
been used by some conservationalists
has been effective in alerting the public to the environmental problems facing the forest industry.
"In order to wake up the public,
some conservation groups have made
statements that are often scientifically
inaccurate and violently rhetorical. But
perhaps this has been necessary because, if you're logical, and have all
the ifs, ands or buts, nobody listens to
you. You're boring."
Kimmins said a scientific understanding of the facts must now be established before we can ask what does
society want and how can we achieve
Kimmins has launched two initia
tives in an effort to get science into the
environmental debate. The UBC professor has nearly completed a book
titled Only Diamonds are Forever.
Kimmins said the book is his attempt
to provide the public with access to a
science-based understanding of the
major environmental issues affecting
"The book is being written for the
everyday person. Hopefully, it will
help people as they make decisions on
environmental factors which affect the
forest industry."
In addition, Kimmins is taking his
book on the road as part of the
university's goal to alert the public as
well as the campus population to the
issues surrounding responsible forest
management. He is currently in the
midst of a tour of 15 interior B.C.
communities which will end in mid-
"The forest industry deserves
much credit for inviting me to take
part in this series of lectures," said
Kimmins. It has given me the opportunity to study local issues which affect B.C. communities, answer questions, and present the science of the
"The public must be given the
chance to learn the scientific facts so
they can channel their efforts in the
right direction to achieve society's
conservation goals," he added.
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The new Laboratory for Computational Intelligence in the department of Computer Science opened Jan. 31 with live demonstrations
including the one shown here. Technician Stewart Kingdon watches
as a robotic arm, right, controls and electric car on a track using
information relayed to it by a video camera, rear. The new lab incorporates the existing Laboratory for Computational Vision with research in other areas of artificial intelligence. The lab received funding from several sources, including the Institute for Robotics and
Intelligent Systems, one of the 15 federal Networks of Centres of
Excellence, and B.C. 's Ministry of Advanced Education and Job
Dr. Tom Perry, M.L.A. (NDP candidate,
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UBC therapy investigates
alternatives to alcohol
At a glance, the sketch shows a
happy family: mother, father and
daughter walking hand in hand with
son perched comfortably on dad's
shoulders. Happiness and comfort,
however, are not part of this picture.
The illustration is being used to
promote a treatment project developed
at UBC for alcoholic fathers and their
families. In the sketch, the father's figure is outlined, but
left blank, alienating
him from the others.
"The notion of an
alcoholic family and
alcoholic marriage
have almost become
catchwords in our
culture," said John
Friesen, director of
The Alcohol Recovery Project. "The illustration raises questions about how a
family organizes itself
in relation to alcohol."
In 1987, the B.C.
Task Force on Drug
and Alcohol Abuse in
the workplace indicated 10 per cent of
the province's adult
population suffered from alcoholism.
The report also noted that drinking
habits put another 17 per cent of the
workforce at risk of developing a dependency.
Since September, Friesen and 16
researchers have been using the Alcohol Recovery Project to explore the
effectiveness of a treatment called
Experiential Systemic Therapy (ExST).
Developed over the last four years,
the 15-week treatment is being offered
to 150 families who have one or more
children age four or older, an alcohol-
dependent father and non-alcohol dependent mother.
When the therapy is completed in
December, another nine months will
be spent analyzing data gathered from
questionnaires and 2,000 videotaped
therapy sessions with participants. The
data will eventually be compiled into a
report and used to improve treatment
in a variety of government and private
counselling agencies.
Friesen, a professor with UBC's
Department of Counselling Psychology, indicated that the core ofthe treatment is the therapy sessions.
"Our treatment recognizes that al
coholics don't need an explanation,
they need an experience," said Friesen. "Therapy is an interpersonal process, the success of which is dependent
upon a client's experience."
According to Friesen, most significant experiences are symbolic in
nature. For the alcoholic, the symbol of the bottle conjures up mixed
feelings of both despair and friendship.
During therapy, clients are sometimes encouraged to use an empty
bottle as a symbol of their ambivalent
feelings. Freisen said some clients hug
it, others smash it and a few swear at it,
but at the end of therapy they leave the
bottle alone.
"By viewing this dependency in re
lation to his family and surroundings,
the alcoholic fathers may want to consider giving up this friendship with
alcohol and replace it with something
more constructive," said Friesen.
Unlike many other therapeutic models, Friesen said ExST therapy is seen
as something created with clients, as
opposed to something imposed upon
them. The treatment uses a non-doctrinaire, empirical approach that builds
on clinical experience
and research evidence.
Participants are
randomly split into
three groups: one
group monitors itself
and receives regular
feedback from a therapist; a second
group, involving just
the father, receives
ExST individual therapy and the third
group uses ExST
couples therapy with
the mother and father.
All participants receive treatment from
trained professionals
for one hour each
week. In addition to
filling out questionnaires before, during and after the project, participants
are also asked to complete a "weekly
situation diary" outlining their reactions.
Fifteen weeks after the therapy is
finished, clients are again asked to
complete a questionnaire to see if
changes have been maintained. An
honorarium of up to $200 is paid to
each family for their involvement in
the research.
Funded largely by the Ministry of
Labor and Consumer Services, the
treatment is being offered at the Surrey
Alcohol and Drug Programs Clinic and
at Summit Clinical and Consulting
Services in Duncan. For more information call 228-3499.
Photo by Media Services
Professor Stanley Coren with model of brain: not safe to be a southpaw.
Records reveal longer
life for right-handers
Right-handed people live about
eight years longer than left-handers, a
University of British Columbia study
"It's just not safe to be a southpaw," said UBC Psychology Professor
Stanley Coren. "Lefties seem to be
physically more frail and accident
The study, published in the January
issue of Psychological Bulletin, is the
latest in a series on handedness which
Coren has been conducting for the last
20 years.
Working with University of California Professor Diane Halpern, Coren
based his research on 987 randomly
selected death records in two southern
California counties.
Data showed the mean age of death
for lefties was 66, while right-handers
generally lived to 75. Between right-
arid left-handed males, right-handers
lived to 72 compared to left-handed
males, whose life expectancy was 63.
There was a five-year difference in
life spans among left- and right-handed
females with right-handers living to 77
and lefties to 72.
In an earlier study of 1,900 UBC
students, Coren found left-handers
were 89 per cent more likely to sustain
accident-related injuries and six times
more likely to die of an accident-related injury than were right-handed
people. Left-handers were also four
times more likely to die in traffic injuries sustained when they were driving.
According to Coren, left-handers
are generally more frail than righthanders because they are more likely
to have been born from stressful births.
This makes them more susceptible to
conditions such as diabetes, insomnia
and allergies.
Coren estimates that 2,500 left-
handed Canadians are dying needlessly
in accidents each year because the
world is designed for right-handers.
To make life safer for lefties, Coren
would like to see handedness included
in government accident report forms.
"We could then locate the accident
hotspots where southpaws get into
trouble," said Coren.
Coren's book on left-handers will
be published in the fall.
Working, and working out, at UBC
We've all seen them: they're always heading out at lunchtime for a
run, or they bike to work, or they
head off to the pool at the end ofthe
day for a swim.
They're cranks, weirdos, fitness
freaks, right?
Actually, they're the guy who
works down the hall or the woman in
the next office.
People play tennis, do aerobics,
train with weights and take part in a
hundred other fitness and recreational
activities on campus every day. And
everyone seems to have such a good
time doing it. The War Memorial
Gym continually spews clusters of
chirpy, neon-clad runners, all looking like schoolkids making a fast
break for the start of summer vacation.
The fact is, UBC offers a great
opportunity to combine work with an
"Exercise is a great
stress reducer."
active, fit lifestyle.   After all, how
many people have a world-class aquatic
centre within walking distance of their
workplace? Where else could you use
your lunch hour to go for a run through
the woods or along the beach?
Kim Gordon, Assistant Director of
Athletics, says it's the scenery that gets
people going.
"There aren't too many
places downtown where you
can walk out the door and find
miles of running trails," she
Gordon is a former Canadian national team rower, but
now works out for the health
benefits and for simple enjoyment.
"Getting out of the office
during the day to exercise is a
great stress reducer."
Gordon joins other staff and
faculty for noon-hour drop-in volleyball games in the Osborne Gym. The
calibre is good, but the accent is on fun
and participation.
"It's a chance to combine a good
workout with getting to know other
people on campus," she said.
Dr. Jack Taunton, co-director ofthe
Allan McGavin Sports Medicine
Centre on campus, lauds the variety of
terrains available.
"UBC is a great place to combine
work and athletic training," he said.
"The cycling and running paths are
well integrated on the University Endowment Lands and there are all kinds
of surfaces to choose from: grass fields,
a track, hills, roads, trails and the
Dr. Taunton points out that easy access to the various terrains and facilities also encourages group training.
"People motivate and learn from
each other through training groups,"
he said. Learning about techniques
and training methods is important;
many recreational athletes encounter
"It's more fun to train
overuse injuries by trying to
do too much too soon, particularly if they concentrate on
one activity.
"As for group training," Dr. Taunton added,
"there's a social aspect that
ties in with the motivation.
Often it's more fun to train
together, especially during
dreary weather."
There's also safety in numbers. Scenic, wooded trails
can be dangerous places to run
alone, but who's going to mess with
half-a-dozen runners, arms pumping,
teeth flashing and all clad in bright
outfits. Group members can also spot
for each other during weight training
sessions, and three or four cyclists together are more visible to motorists
than a single rider.
Physiotherapist Ron Mattison of
the Sports Medicine Centre summed
it up this way: "It's a treat," Mattison
said of being able to combine fitness
and recreational activities with working at UBC. "You'd never admit it,
but there are probably people willing
to work on campus for less money
than elsewhere, just for that benefit."
Many ofthe people you see swimming, cycling and running on campus are training for the UBC Triathlon, which takes place on Saturday,
Mar. 9. This short-course triathlon
(800 metre swim, 23 kilometre cycle
and 7 kilometre run) is part of Intramural Sports' Partners in Participation series, which encourages community involvement in UBC recreational activities.
This is the ninth year for the event,
which, due to its shorter-than-Iron-
man distances, is a popular first-
time race for novice triathletes.
Organizers expect all 940 entry spots
to fill. For more information, call
228-6000. 4    UBC REPORTS Feb. 7.1991
February 9 -
February 23
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Miletus To Waxahachee: A
Tale Of Two Cities. Leon
Max Lederman, Director,
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Lab, Batavia, III. Woodward IRC #2 at 8:15pm.
Call 228-5675.
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Happy Days. Tickets $5. Saint Marks
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reservations call 224-3311.
Sundays At MOA
African Rhythms: Marang African Music
And Dance Theatre. Includes dances of
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masquerade of the Yoruba and drum
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at 2:30pm.
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Paediatrics 1990/91 Research
Controversies In Infant Fat Requirements:
Defining Requirements For The Developing Brain And Retina. Dr. Sheila M. Innis,
Paediatrics, UBC. University Hospital,
Shaughnessy Site D308 at 12noon. Call
Dr. Josef Skala at 875-2492.
UBC Student Composers Concert
Free Admission. Old Auditorium at
12:30pm. Call 228-3113.
Mechanical Engineering Seminars
Multiple Jet Flows In Recovery Boiler.
Daniel Tse. Dynamics And Control Of
The Proposed Space Station. Afzal Sule-
man. Both speakers, Ph.D. candidates,
Mech. Engineering, UBC. Civil and Mech.
Eng. 1202 from 3:30-4:30pm. Call 228-
Astronomy Seminar
Mixture Models For Studying Stellar Populations. Dr.
Jim Nemec, Geophysics/
Astronomy, UBC. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at
4pm. Call H. Richer at
UBC Reports is the faculty and
staff newspaper ofthe University
of British Columbia. It is published every second Thursday by
the UBC Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver,B.C.,V6T 1W5.
Telephone 228-3131.
Advertising inquiries: 228-4775.
Director: Margaret Nevin
Managing Editor: Steve Crombie
Contributors: Ron Burke, Connie
Fffletti, Abe Hefter, Charles Ker,
Paula Martin and Gavin Wilson.
P ease
For events in the period Feb. 24 to Mar. 9. notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar forms no later
than noon on Tuesday, Feb. 12 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Rd. Room 207. Old Administration Building.
For more information call 228-3131. The next edition of UBC Reports will be published Feb. 21. Notices exceeding 35 words
maw be edited.
President's Lecture
Homage To John Locke: Mechanisms
For Learning The Meaning Of Words.
Prof. Lila Gleitman, Psychology, U. of
Pennsylvania. Sponsored by the Committee On Lectures, Audiology/Speech
Sciences, Philosophy and Psychology.
Kenny 2510 at 4pm. Call 228-5798.
Grad Centre Video Nights
When Harry Met Sally;
if /I Something Wild. Graduate
Student Centre Fireside
Lounge at 6:30pm. Call
I    TUESCftY, FEB. '
Medical Genetics Seminar
Modulation Of Bovine Papillomavirus DNA
Induced Transformation By Retinoids And
Tumour Promoters. Dr. Siu Sing Tsang,
Cancer Epidemiology «Unit, BC Cancer
Research Centre. IRC #1 at 8:30am.
Coffee at 8:15am. Call 228-5311.
Computer Services Hands-On
MS-Windows-Level 1. John Martell.
Computer Sciences Annex Micro2 from
9am-12noon. Call 228-3941.
Botany Seminar
Populational Variation Patterns In North
American Menziesia (Ericaceae). Tom
Wells, Ph.D. candidate, Botany, UBC.
BioSciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call 228-
Law Lecture/Discussion
Native Law In Seventeenth Century Canada: Evidence And Substance. Dr. LeL-
loyd Guth. Curtis 101 at 12:30pm. Call
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
Nitride-Bridged Transitional-Metal Compounds And Reactions At Metal-Bound
Nitrogen Atoms. Dr. Nancy Doherty,
Chemistry, U. of California, Irvine. Chemistry B250 at 1pm. Refreshments from
12:40pm. Call 228-3266.
Neuroscience Discussion
Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor Induces
Retinal Regeneration In Vivo. Dr. Martin
Hollenberg, Dean, Medicine, UBC. University Hospital, UBC Site G279 at 4pm.
Call 228-2330.
Interfaith Symposium
h^h Theological Dilemma: The
'^ I Jewishness Of Jesus And
/   JJ The  Anti-Jewishness Of
1 S;fzzLljA The   Church.       William
JUH N|cholls.    St. Mark's Col-
:Uti:uw |ege from 7:30.9pm    Ca||
Forestry Seminar
Role Of Ecological Research In Implementing Reforestation In British Columbia. Ms. Caroline Caza and Mr. John
Karakatsoulis, both Forest Sciences, UBC.
MacMillan 166 from 12:30-1:30pm. Free
admission. Call 228-2507.
Microbiology Seminar
BrefeldinA Arrests The
Maturation And Egress Of
HSV-1. Peter Cheung,
Microbiology, UBC. Wesbrook 201 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 228-6648.
Computer Services Micro
The Macintosh Way (video presentation).
Computer Sciences 460 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Freeadmission. Call 228-3941.
Wednesday Noon-Hour Series
Festival Players. Arthur
Poison, violin; Gene
Ramsbottom, clarinet; Ian
Hampton, violoncello;
Bernard Duerksen, piano.
Admission: $2 at the door.
Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 228-
President's Lecture In Fine Arts
Public Slide Lecture: The Prints Of J.C.
Heywood-Prominent Canadian Print Artist. Professor Carl Heywood, Art, Queens
U. From the Committee On Lectures.
Lasserre 104 from 2:30-5:30pm. Call 228-
Geography Colloquium
Intentional Actions, Unintentional Geographies: Examples From Montreal And
Quebec City. Dr. Paul Villeneuve, Geog.,
Laval U, Quebec City. Geography 201 at
3:30pm. Call 228-3268.
Institute Of Health Promotion
Research Seminar
Setting Priorities For Health
Promotion Research. Dr.
Lawrence Green, Director,
Health Promotion Program, Kaiser Family Foundation, CA. Faculty Club
Salon B at 3:30pm. Call 228-2258.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
The Wigner-Poisson Problem. Dr. Peter
Markowich, Mathematics, Purdue U., West
Lafayette, Indiana. Math 229 at 3:45pm.
Call 228-4584.
Resource Ecology Seminar
The Ecological Meaning Of Sustainable
Development. Bill Rees, Community Planning, UBC. BioSciences 2449 at 4:30pm.
Call 228-4329.
President's Seminar In Fine
Viewing And Discussion Of A Portfolio Of
Heywoods' Prints. Professor Carl Heywood, Art, Queen's U. From the Committee On Lectures. 1987 West Mall Hut M-
22 from 9:30-11am. Call 228-5753/3462.
Pharmacology Seminar
Role Of Protein Phosphorylation In Insulin
Action. Dr. Roger W. Brownsey, Biochemistry, UBC. IRC #1 from 11:30am-
12:30pm. Call 228-2575.
Computer Services Quickstart
Producing A Paper With Word Perfect.
Eldon Wong. Fee: $7.50. Computer
Sciences Annex Micro2 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 228-3941.
ii % iP
Biomedical Research Seminar
Orphan Steroid Hormone
Receptors. Dr. Greg
Bondy, Pulmonary Research Lab, St. Paul's
Hospital. Biomedical Research Centre Seminar
Room at 12:30pm. Call 228-7810.
UBC Contemporary Players
Stephen Chatman And Geoffrey Michaels, directors. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. Freeadmission. Call228-3113.
Students For Forestry Awareness Seminar
Environmental And Professional Ethics.
Dr. Michael Macdonald And Dr. Earl Winkler, Applied Ethics, UBC. MacMillan 166
at 12:30pm. Call 228-5724.
Physics Colloquium
The MIAMI Model Of AIDS Pathogenesis.
Geoff Hoffmann, Physics, UBC. Hennings
201 at 4pm. Call 228-3853.
Biotechnology Laboratory
Foreign Gene Expression
In The Yeasts Saccharo-
myces And Piohia: Production Of Subunit Vaccines. Dr. Michael A.
Romanos, Wellcome Research Labs, Langley Court, Beckenham,
Kent, UK. IRC#3at4pm. Call Dr. Michael
Smith at 228-4838.
F'piOAY, FEB. 15
Obstetrics/Gynecology Grand
Immunological Benefits Of Breast Feeding. Janet Joneja, Ph.D. and Carolyn
Iker, R.N. University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site D308 at 8am. Call 875-2171.
Computer Services Hands-On
MS-Windows-Level 1. John Martell.
Computer Sciences Annex Micro2 from
9am-12noon. Call 228-3941.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Celiac Disease-Report From The National
Survey. A.G.F. Davidson, Professor
(Paediatric Gastroenterologist), Biochemical Diseases Clinic, Paeds., UBC. G.F.
Strong Rehab. Centre Auditorium at 9am.
Call 875-2118.
UBC Percussion Ensemble
John Rudolph, director. Music Recital
Hall at 12:30pm. Call 228-3113.
Fisheries/Aquatic Science
Response Of Juvenile Sockeye Salmon
To Changes In Production And Community Structure Of British Columbia Coastal
Lakes. Kim Hyatt, Pacific Biological Station. BioSciences 2361. Call 228-4329.
Chemical Engineering Weekly
Dual Control Of Chip Refiner Motor Load.
Mr. B. Allison, Chem. Eng.,UBC.
ChemEngineering 206 at 3:30pm. Call
Economics Departmental Seminar
Topic To Be Announced. Michael Jeri-
son, State U. of New York, Albany. Host:
Prof. C. Blackorby. Brock 351 from 4-
5:30pm. Call 228-2876.
Samuel Beckett Repertory
Company and Breath. Saint Mark's College at 8:15pm. Tickets $5. For reservations call 224-3311.
:EB. 16
Vancouver Institute Lecture
,   . i ,- Mozart's    Genius:        A
i Pianist's Perspective. Jane
j:   :  ,| Coop, Professor of Piano/
ll :., j Chamber   Music,    UBC.
!   v|r Woodward   IRC   #2   at
.;;.-,.,i ;.■ 8:15pm. Call 228-5675.
UBC Child Study Centre Lectures/Workshops
From the Series. Multicultural Education:
Beginnings And Beyond. Ruth Fahlman,
Vancouver Education. UBC Child Study
Centre Activity Room, 2881 Acadia Rd.,
from 9:30am-12noon. Registration $20 at
the door. For reservations call Tara Fisher
at 228-2013.
Samuel Beckett Repertory
ii remiMJiai Happy Days. Saint Mark's
iSBlw College at 2pm. Tickets
'"mm     $5.   For reservations call
W 1 224"3311-
Children's Story Hour at MOA
African Stories To Tell And
Objects To See for children
ages 3-6: Sengalese Stories with David Thiaw,
drummer and story-teller.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum of Anthropology Gallery 9 from 11 am-noon. Call
Samuel Beckett Repertory
Company and Breath. Saint Mark's College at 8:15pm. Tickets $5. For reservations call 224-3311.
mondayTfeb.18  I
Paediatrics Research Seminar
Series 1990/91. The Value ot Telling
Parents That Their Smoke Will Aggravate
Their Child's Asthma. Dr. Andrew Murray, Paediatrics Allergy Clinic, Children's
Hospital. University Hospital, Shaugnessy
Site D308 at 12noon. Call Dr. Josef Skala
at 875-2492.
Biochemistry Seminar
Expression And Characterization Of Apoli-
poprotein (a) In Mammalian Cells. Dr. M.
Koschinsky, Genentech Inc., San Francisco. IRC #4 at 3:45. Call 228-3027.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Discrete-Time Growth-DisrJersal Models.
Dr. Mark Kot, Applied Mathematics, U. of
Washington, Seattle. Math 229 at 3:45pm.
Call 228-4584.
Mechanical Engineering Masters' Seminars
The Mechanics Of Grasping And Handling. Michael Sliba. Unsteady Boundary
Layers. Robert Holland. Both speakers,
M.A.Sc. students, Mech. Eng., UBC. Civil/
Mechanical Engineering 1202 from 3:30-
4:30pm. Call 228-6200.
Astronomy Seminar
Darkness Revisited. Dr. George Lake,
Astronomy, U. of Washington. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4:00pm. Coffee at
3:30pm. Call H. Richer at 228-4134/2267.
Asian Studies Lecture
Buddhist Narrative Literature. Prof. Michael Hahn,
Philipps U., Marburg, Germany. Free admission.
Asian Centre 604 at
i«  4:30pm. Call 228-3881.
Grad Centre Video Nights
Two videos: Men (Germany) and Moscow
Does Not Believe In Tears (Russian).
Graduate Student Centre Fireside Lounge
at 6:30pm. Call 228-3203.
UBC At The Orpheum
UBC Symphony Orchestra and Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra Gala
Concert features performances of
Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony and
Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat
major. Fawzia Pirbhai, soloist. Tickets
from Ticketmaster: Adults, $8; students
and seniors, $4. The Orpheum Theatre at
8:00pm. Call 228-3113. UBC REPORTS Feb. 7.1991
February 10-
February 23
Financial Planning Noon-Hour
Planning For Financial Independence:
Understanding The Process And Benefits. Doug Hodgins, Hodgins, Leard, Proteau & Associates Ltd. A joint presentation of the UBC Faculty Association and
the Centre for Continuing Education.
Henry Angus 104 from 12:30-1:20pm. Call
Medical Genetics Seminar
HLRP-A Receptor Like Protein Tyrosin
Phosphatase. Dr. Frank Jirik, Biomedical
Research Centre. UBC. IRC#1 at8:30am.
Coffee at 8:15am. Call 228-5311.
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
Atoms In Molecules-A Quantum Theory.
Dr. Richard Bader, Chem., McMaster U.
Chemistry B250 at 1:00pm. Refreshments
at 12:40pm. Call 228-3266.
Botany Seminar
Enzymes Involved In Cell Wall Polysaccharide Synthesis. Dr. Peter Ray, Biology, Stanford U. BioSciences 2000 at
12:30pm. Call 228-2133.
Geography Colloquium
Taking Los Angeles Seriously: Time And
Space In A Postmodern City. Dr. Michael
Dear, Geog., U. of Southern California.
Geography 200 at3:30pm. Call 228-3268.
Interfaith Symposium
The Change In Jewish-
Christian Relations Since
1945. Dr. John Conway,
History, UBC. St. Mark's
College from 7:30-9pm.
Call 224-3311.
!WEDN=::;D*-,t. FEB. 20
"■«I—IWH«>>MMIH :!:%'l>!iftUW*mraHMl
Computer Services Micro
Electronic Mail At UBC. Dennis O'Reilly.
Free admission. Computer Sciences 460
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-3941.
Language Education Seminar
The Development And Validation Of A
Holistic Marking Scale For Use With Province-Wide Grade-Twelve Essay Examination In Literature. Dr. Joe Belanger,
Language Ed., UBC. Ponderosa Annex
E-105 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-5234/
5479 or for messages, 228-5788.
Wednesday Noon-Hour Series
Wesley Foster, clarinet; Karen Haley
. Foster, viola; Linda Lee Thomas, piano.
Admission, $2 at the door. Music Recital
Hall at 12:30pm. Call 228-3113.
Asian Studies Lecture
Form And Function Of
Buddhist Epistles. Prof.
Michael Hahn, Philipps U.,
Marburg, Germany. Free
admission. Buchanan
B334 at 4:30pm. Call 228-
Forestry Seminar
Some Coniferous Seedling Physiology
Research At UBC And Implications For
Reforestation. Prof. Denis P. Lavender,
Head, Forest Sciences, UBC. MacMillan
166 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-2507.
Resource Ecology Seminar
Parasites And Female Choice In Red
Jungle Fowl. Marlene Zuk, U. of California, Riverside. BioSciences 2449 at
4:30pm. Call 228-4329.
Geophysics Seminar
Acoustical Scintillation Analysis: Oceanographic Applications Of A Technique From
Radio Astronomy. Dr. David M. Farmer,
Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, B.C.
Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Coffee from 3:45pm. Call 228-3100.
Microbiology Seminar Series
Xenopus Transcription Factor IIIA: A Protein That Gives Nucleic Acids The Finger.
Dr. Paul Romaniuk, Biochemistry/Micro-
biol., U. of Victoria. Wesbrook 201 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-6648.
Nursing Public Lecture
The Web Of Long Term Care: Can We
Dissect It? Visiting Scholar: Margaret
Dimond, Asst. Dean for Research, U. of
Washington College of Nursing. IRC #6
at 8pm. Call 228-7463.
MAGIC Educational Opportunity
By satellite, second in the The 1991 Apple
Educational TV Series: Macintosh Solutions For The Administrator. Detwiller
Pavilion Theatre from 1-2pm. Call Ed
Froese at 228-4275.
Computer Services Quickstart
SAS For Students (Statistical Software).
Frank Ho. Fee: $7.50. Computer Sciences Annex Micro2 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 228-3941.
Physics Colloquium
Mid-Term Break. No Colloquium. Call 228-3853.
Pharmacology Seminar
Are Sites Other Than C2+ Channels Important For Dihydropyridine-Mediated
Vasodilatation. Dr. Christopher Triggle,
Pharmacology/Therapeutics, U. of Calgary. IRC #1 from 11:30am-12:30pm.
Call 228-2575.
Obstetrics/Gynecology Grand
Brain Injury In The Premature Infant. Dr.
Alan Hill, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital.
University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site
D308at8am. Call 875-2171.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Medical Informatics. Dr. J.R. Mohr, School
of Health Information Science, U. of Victoria. G.F. Strong Rehab. Center Auditorium at 9am. Call 875-2118.
Chemical Engineering Weekly
Electrochemical Opportunities In Bleaching And Brightening Wood. Prof. Colin
Oloman, Chem. Eng., UBC. ChemEngineering 206 at 3:30pm. Call 228-3238.
Economics Departmental Seminar
To Be Announced. Frank Fisher, MIT.
Host: Prof. William Schworm. Brock 351
from 4-5:30pm. Call 228-2876.
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Architecture And The Spirit
Of The City. Prof. Josef
Paul Kleihues, Dip-lng.
Kleihues Architect, Berlin.
IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call
Children's Story Hour At MOA
African Stories To Tell And Objects To
See, for children aged 3-6: Stories from
Kenya with performer and storyteller
Gabriella Klein. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum of Anthropology Gallery 9 from 11 am-12noon. Call
Graduation Application
All students who expect to graduate this
May (spring), should complete Graduation
Application cards, to be returned to the
Registrar's Office by Feb. 15. Students
who do not apply will not be considered
for graduation.
Fulbright Scholarships Available
Fulbright Awards' application packages for Canadian
scholars seeking visiting
appointments to the U.S.
for the 1991/92 academic
year are now available
from the UBC Research Services/Industry Liaison Office. Submissions must be
received by the Foundation for Educational Exchange in Ottawa by Feb. 28.
Call 228-8595.
Office For Women Students'
Daughters Of Immigrants. Do you feel as
if you have roots in two different cultures?
Does it seem as if a part of you is left out
or not understood no matter what group
you're in? Four sessions ongoing, free
admission, pre-registration required. Feb.
12, 19, 26 and March 5. Brock 223 from
12:30-2:20pm. Call 228-2415.
Basic Assertiveness. An introduction to
basic communication skills. Participants
will be given the opportunity to learn more
effective methods of expressing themselves and their needs in a wide range of
social settings-from classrooms to relationships. Three sessions, free admission, pre-registration required. Feb. 12,
19, 26. Brock 204D from 12:30-2:20pm.
Call 228-2415.
Carpool Matching
Send both your home and
work addresses and both
it fjiMM telephone numbers; your
' ■K— working hours; whether
you have a car and if you
smoke while driving, to
Karen Pope, Dean's Office, Applied Science. When a carpool match is found, the
information will be sent to you. Call 228-
UBC Speakers Bureau
Would your group like to know more about
topics ranging from Endangered Species
to Small Boat Safety? More than 500
topics to choose from; most speakers are
available free of charge. Call 228-6167,
Mon., Tue., Fri., 8:30am-12noon.
Museum of Anthropology
Exhibition extended: Portraits of BC Native leaders,
chiefs, chief counsellors
and elders by Kwaguitl
photographer David Neel.
Now open in the new West
Wing: The Koerner Ceramics Gallery.
Closed Monday. Call 228-5087.
Executive Programmes
One/two day business seminars. Feb.
10-22 series includes: Maintenance
Management, $825. Pricing for Profit,
$475. Inventory Management, $595.
Implementing Organizational Change,
$875. Financial Statement Analysis, $550.
Competitive Strategies for Hard Times,
$875. Call 224-8400.
English Language Institute
Professional Development Series For
Language Teachers. February workshops:
Generating Student Talk in the Language
Class, Computer-Assisted Language
Learning, and Teaching English in Japan.
Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm. Call 222-
Psychology Step-Families
Married couples who have at least one
child from a previous union living with
them, are invited to participate in a study
of stress and coping in step-families. Call
Jennifer Campbell at 228-3805.
Adult Child Separation/Divorce
Volunteers needed. The study will explore how mothers cope with their adult
child's separation/divorce. Participants will
be required to anonymously complete a
mailed questionnaire. Call Allison Krause,
Counselling Psychology, at 946-7803.
Sports Medicine Study
Volunteers, female, age 18-
35 needed to participate in
«^S"l study on Exercise and the
mJ9     Menstrual   Cycle.      Fit,
"^ healthy,   having   normal
menstrual cycles and not
currently on oral contraceptives. Physiological testing provided. Allan McGavin
Sports Med. Centre, John Owen Pavilion,
UBC Call Dr. Connie Lebrun 228-4045
or 980-6355.
School of Nursing Study
Volunteers needed for study of couples/
family adjustment to a breast cancer diagnosis. Women and partners. Involves
interviews/response to questionnaire. Call
Dr. Ann Hilton at 228-7498.
School of Nursing Study
Couples are needed who are both in paid
employment (over 20 hrs/wk.) and have
at least one child under eighteen months
of age. Involves filling out a questionnaire
twice (10 minutes each time). Call Wendy
Hall at 228-7447.
Psychiatry Depression Study
■■■PBaa^| Participants needed for
^B^"N I research study using new
^^. I JJ antidepressant medication.
v/^h^H Depression sufferers, 18-
■Vlj^^H 65 years. Call Doug Keller
™"^^™ at 228-7318.
Psychiatry Personality Questionnaire Study
Volunteers needed to complete two 90-
minute sessions. Stipend, $20. Call Janice at 228-7895/7057.
Counselling Psychology Retirement Preparation
Volunteers interested in planning their retirement needed for research project.
Discussion on related issues included. Call
Sara Cornish at 228-5345.
Diabetic Clinical Study
Diabetics who have painful neuropathy
affecting the legs needed to volunteer for
14-week trial of an investigational new
drug. Call Dr. Donald Studney, Medicine,
University Hospital, UBC Site at 228-7142.
Daily Rhythms Study
Volunteers needed to keep a daily journal
(average 5 min. daily) for 4 months, noting
patterns in physical/social experiences.
Call Jessica McFarlane at 228-5121.
Psychiatry PMS Study
University Hospital, Shaughnessy site.
Volunteers needed for a study of an investigational medication to treat Pre Menstrual Syndrome. Call Dr. D. Carter at
Hypertension in Pregnancy
Pregnant women, concerned about their blood
pressure, are invited to
participate. The study
compares relaxation training with standard medical
treatment (own  physician).     Call  Dr.
Wolfgang Linden at 228-4156.
Post Polio Study
Persons with polio needed for functional
assessment and possible training programs;. Call Elizabeth Dean, Ph.D., School
of Rehabilitation Medicine, 228-7392.
Multiple Sclerosis Study
Persons with mild to moderately severe
MS reeded for study on exercise responses. Call Elizabeth Dean, Ph.D.,
School of Rehab. Medicine, 228-7392.
Exercise In Asthma Study
Volunteers with exercise-induced asthma
needed for 2-part study (30 min. each).
No medications or injections. Call Dr. Phil
Robinson at Pulmonary Research laboratory, St. Paul's Hospital at 682-2344, extension 2259.
Statistical Consulting and Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the Department of
Statistics to provide statistical advice to
faculty and graduate students working on
research problems. Forms for appointments available in 210. Ponderosa Annex C-210. Call 228-4037.
Surplus Equipment Recycling
All surplus items. Every Wednesday, 12-
3pm. Task Force Bldg., 2352 Health Sciences Mall. Call 228-2813.
Sexual Harassment Office
Two advisors are available to discuss
questions and concerns on the subject.
They are prepared to help any member of
the UBC community who is being sexually
harassed to find a satisfactory resolution.
Call Margaretha Hoek or Jon Shapiro at
To find an interesting and
challenging volunteer job,
// 4fW*nl 9e'in toucn witn Volunteer
'   ■■^ Connections,       Student
Counselling    and     Resources Centre, Brock 200.
Call 228-3811.
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Every Tuesday (including holidays) from
12:30-2pm, University Hospital, UBC Site,
Room 311 (through Lab Medicine from
Main Entrance). Call 873-1018 (24-hour
Help Line).
Duplicate Bridge
Informal game. All welcome. Admission
$2 per person (includes coffee/snacks).
Faculty Club every Wednesday at 7pm.
Call 228-4865.
Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education and Recreation
through the John M. Buchanan Fitness
and Research Centre, administers a physical fitness assessment program. Students
$25, others $30. Call 228-4356.
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
Located west of the Education Building.
Freeadmission. Open year round. Families interested in planting, weeding or
watering the garden, call Gary Pennington at 228-6386 or Jo-Anne Naslund at
Botanical Garden
Orjen every day from 10am-3pm until Mar.
15/91. Freeadmission. Call 228-3928.
Nitobe Garden
Open Monday to Friday, 10am-3pm until
Mar. 15/91. Freeadmission. Call 228-
Advertise in
UBC Reports
Deadline for paid
advertisements for
the Feb. 21 issue is
4 p.m. Feb. 12.
For information,
phone 228-3131
To place an ad,
phone 228-4775 6    UBC REPORTS Feb. 7,1991
Publication emphasizes clinical practice
Sport medicine journal breaks new ground
A UBC professor of sport medicine
and rehabilitation has helped move
Canada into the forefront of sport
The Canadian Academy of Sport
Medicine has launched a unique journal that addresses clinical issues pertinent to sport medicine. It is spearheaded by Dr. Gord Matheson, the
journal's Editor-in-Chief.
"The Clinical Journal of Sport
Medicine was bom out of the desire by
the Canadian Academy of Sport Medi
cine to supplement the growing academic foundation for the clinical practice of sport medicine." said Matheson.
"Many existing sport medicine journals are science or performance oriented. Our journal reflects the growing need for the publication of research
articles relevant to the clinical practice
of sport medicine."
That need is also based on an awareness that the discipline has progressed
from the stereotypical "jock mentality" that used to pervade sport medi
"Those days have given way to the
realization that large segments of the
population are physically active and
are in need of top-notch care; They
need care not only for injuries, but also
for the diagnosis and treatment of
medical conditions resulting from
physical exercise."
Matheson said in medicine, it's the
quality of work you do and the service
you deliver that's important—not who
you're providing it to.
Matheson should know.  He's the
Vancouver Canucks' team doctor and
spends up to seven hours a week keeping team players happy—and healthy.
He's proud to be associated with the
N.H.L. team, but realizes the Canucks
are no more or no less important than
any of the other physically active
people that need treatment.
Matheson has assembled a who's
who of international sport medicine
experts on the journal's editorial board,
including Dr. Doug Clement and Dr.
Jack Taunton, co-directors of UBC's
Allan   McGavin   Sports   Medicine
"Our first issue, which has just been
published, includes articles by Dr.
Robert Jackson, who introduced arthroscopic surgery to North America, and
Dr. Karl Wasserman, who helped pioneer clinical exercise testing in heart
and lung patients," said Matheson.
"We believe we have come up with
a sport medicine journal that is unique
in North America," he added.
The Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine is published by Raven Press.
Earthquake would lead to
tsunami waves: UBC study
Photo by Media Services
Dr. Doug Clement and Dr. Gordon Matheson review a patient's x-rays
during a diagnosis at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre.
A severe earthquake off the B.C.
coast would produce tsunami waves
ranging in height from one to 15
metres, a study by UBC researchers
has found.
In an article in a recent   issue of
Milroy at helm of UBC Press
UBC Press Director Peter Milroy is charting a new course for
the university's academic publishers.
"It's like trying to turn a ship, you
can't make a sharp turn, you have to
do it gradually," he said.
Before Milroy took the helm five
months      ago,
UBC Press was
sailing       off-
In 1989, a
president's review committee concluded
that the publisher was "in
crisis." They
two options;
shut down
UBC Press
within a year or
bring in new
management to
revive it.
Milroy, hired last September, has
20 years of experience in Canadian
publishing with companies such as
Heinemann, McClelland and Stewart
and Methuen in positions that cover
the spectrum of marketing, editorial
and senior administration.
Many of the problems UBC Press
faces, he said, are common to other
academic presses: high overhead in relation to sales, poor economies of scale,
expensive marketing, distribution
and, a commitment to scholarly
works which, by their nature, sell
But it had other problems as well.
Too few books were published each
year to recoup the press's overhead,
the list of titles was too diverse to market effectively, and management information and graphic systems had
fallen behind. Worst of all, despite
heavy subsidies the press was losing
money rapidly.
Milroy said one of his most important goals is to bring some focus to the
UBC Press book list, which he believes was too eclectic in the past. A
list of books in print show titles rang
ing from the early Greek poets to land
tenure in Vanuatu and a retrospective
of the Royal Canadian Navy.
"My feeling is that we should pare
ourselves back to our natural
strengths," he said. "A strong regional
focus is one of the main elements of
This means Canadian history, poli-
UBC Press Director Peter Milroy
tics, society and women's studies, with
a central focus on the west and, above
all, B.C. They will also emphasize
the environment of the region in
field guides and books on geography, ecology, forestry and fisheries.
Perhaps the press's greatest success
has come from books on Canada's
native peoples. Two such books, Aboriginal Peoples and Politics, by UBC
political scientist Paul Tennant, and
Native Writers and Canadian Writing,
edited by English professor Bill New,
were published last fall and have already been reprinted.
UBC Press will also focus its Pacific Rim titles, looking for titles in
fields such as modern history, sociology and politics of China, Japan and
Australia, particularly where there is
special relevance to Canada.
The new focus means a move away
from titles in literary criticism and the
humanities. Sales of such books are
not large, and given the press's financial situation, Milroy says, they can't
publish them. Not yet.
This streamlined book list is part of
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a greater marketing strategy that Milroy is putting into place. He believes
this is essential to the continued success of the campus publisher. However, he also recognizes the unique
role UBC Press plays.
"Our mandate is to publish scholarship. It does the university community
very little good if we publish worthy
  books that sit
in a warehouse. Our
purpose is to
the results of
academic research to
scholars, but
also to a
wider community of
students and
readers outside academia."
said UBC
Press cannot
publish every worthwhile book written by a UBC academic, nor is it in the
interest of either party to attempt to do
so, something he feels was not made
clear in the past. Neither is it their role
to publish the proceedings of every
conference held on campus.
"We can't be all things to all people.
This is not just a convenient place on
campus to go if you want a book published," he said.
Milroy explained that inorder to be
of value to the authors that they publish, UBC Press must be able to reach
markets that other publishers can't, selecting what they take on based on
their strengths as well as the worth of
the work.
Milroy and his colleague Jean
Wilson, UBC Press's executive editor,
encourage scholars to bring their publication plans to the press. They can
help authors select an appropriate publisher and present their work in an effective manner. For departments that
have developed their own publications
for sale, the press can provide services
such as billing, shipping and warehousing.
Science magazine, the researchers use
mathematical models to predict the
hazards posed by a tsunami generated
by a hypothetical earthquake of 8.5 on
the Richter Scale.
Seismologists predict the region is
overdue for such a quake. Last year's
San Francisco quake, in comparison,
measured magnitude 6.9 and caused
widespread damage, killing nearly 100
"Geophysicists say there is evidence
earthquakes of magnitude 8.5 have
occurred in the past in this region, with
intervals of maybe 200 to 500 years
between them," said Paul Leblond,
head of oceanography and co-author
of the study.
Leblond and his colleagues found
that waves generated by such a quake
would be one-metre high in the protected waters of Georgia Strait and
Puget Sound, five metres on the outer
coast of Vancouver Island, and up to
15 metres in some areas, such as the
Alberni inlet.
A tsunami is not the tall, breaking
wave of popular imagination, Leblond
said, but is more like a flood, with
water levels rising to their peak over a
period of 1 1/2 hours. They are caused
by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and
landslides beneath the ocean's surface.
The study is the first detailed assessment of the tsunami risk off the
B.C. coast. It originated as a master's
thesis by Max Ng, who co-authored
the Science article with Leblond and
Tad Murty, a honorary research associate at UBC who is based at the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney, B.C.
Based on the advice of seismologists, the tsunami researchers assumed
a quake of 8.5 would trigger the wave
by heaving the ocean floor up five
metres in an area where the vast oceanic plates rub against each other, about
200 kilometres off the coast of Vancouver Island.
The protected waters of heavily
populated Georgia Strait and Puget
Sound would be spared the brunt of
the tsunami, but even a wave of one
metre could pose a hazard to low-lying
"If a one-metre tsunami occurred
on top of a high spring tide, then the
situation begins to get very interesting," said Leblond. "It could cause a
lot of damage."
In some areas of the coast, such as
the long, narrow Alberni Inlet on Vancouver Island, a resonance effect
would push the wave as high as 15
metres, the study warns.
Local residents are well acquainted
with the destructive power of tsunamis. One generated by the Alaska
earthquake in 1964 caused widespread
flooding and several millions of dollars of property damage in the Port
Albemi area.
But Leblond pointed out that more
study would be needed to estimate the
exact levels of flooding in different
"This is not the end of the story.
Any model such as this is limited," he
said. "We don't know what local,
small-scale effects may be. We can't
say exactly what's going to happen in
Bamfield, for example."
The actual level of flooding at specific sites may be well below predicted
wave heights, depending on factors
such as topography. The wave's size
would also be influenced by details of
the shape of the ocean bottom and
coastline that were unresolved in the
study, Leblond said.
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Dr. Patricia Baird appointed vice-president of CIA
Dr. Patricia Baird,
professor of Medical Genetics, has been appointed
a vice-president of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR)
for a five-year term.
Incorporated in 1981,
CIAR is a private, nonprofit corporation established to focus intellectual
and financial resources on
leading-edge research, emerging technologies
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Currently, Dr. Baird is chairing the Royal
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National Forum of Science and Technology
Dr. Paul Robertson, Dean of the Faculty of
Dentistry and Coordinator of Health Sciences, has
been appointed a member of the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
With his expertise in clinical trials of treatment
methods for oral disease, Dr. Robertson will be
involved in reviews of drugs and implements for
the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiologicail
The FDA is responsible for reviewing the safety
and efficacy of all drugs and medical products
used in the U.S. Dr. Robertson's four-year appointment is effective immediately.
An exhibit by the UBC Botanical Garden and
the B.C. Nursery Trades Association recently received the top prize at Canada's major nursery and
landscape trade show in Hamilton, Ont.
Botanical Garden director Bruce Macdonald
designed the award-winning landscape exhibit in
cooperation with Geoff Schwyn and Gordon Papke
of the B.C. Nursery Trades Association. It featured a native plant landscape with plants the Botanical Garden has introduced to the commercial
Macdonald said the annual trade show, which
draws buyers from across
North America, provides a
unique opportunity for the
garden to promote its new
Local nurseries have sold
more than four million
plants of species originally
introduced by the Botanical
The Vancouver Junior Board of Trade/Jay-
cees has named Bob Wyman as one of two winners of their 1990 Award of Excellence.
Wyman was named for his work as chairman
of UBC's World of Opportunity Campaign. The
award honors excellence in the business and public service communities.
The vice chairman and director of RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Wyman has served as a
vital link to the downtown business community
during the campaign,
UBC's first major fundraising drive in 20
The campaign has
exceeded all expectations, meeting its original goal of $132 million more than a year
ago. Currently, the
campaign total is close
to $ 180 million in new endowment and building funds. It includes gifts from individuals,
foundations and corporate donors along with
matching gifts from the government of B.C.
Wyman has a long record of service with
the university. He was Chancellor from 1984-
87 and formerly sat on the Board of Governors. A 1956 commerce graduate, he received
an honorary degree from the university in
The other Jaycees award winner is Jim
Cleave, president and C.E.O. of the
Hongkong Bank of Canada and also a UBC
graduate. The awards presentation will be
made Mar. 2 at the Hotel Vancouver.
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UBC is successfully attracting the
attention of the Canadian business
world thanks to
hands-on programs
like the Portfolio
Management Society.
"We are now getting word out that
UBC can offer the
business community
top-flight students
thanks to first-class
programs," said
Robert Heinkel ofthe
Finance Division of
the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Since 1985, the
Portfolio Management Society has
offered UBC Commerce students a
chance to apply their finance education to real investment problems.
The two-year program is offered to
a small group of UBC finance students
during years three and four of their
Commerce program. These students
are responsible for managing an endowment which is donated by the financial community. The endowment
is currently valued at $700,000 —
double its 1985 value. And just like
the real business world, the bottom
line counts. The earnings from the
endowment support the program's activities.
"The key is not to lose money,"
said Heinkel. "Most ofthe earnings go
right back into the program and are
spent on educational activities. The
money can't be accumulated."
Heinkel said the university wants
the students of today to apply the insights and observations of modem fi-
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Robert Heinkel is getting the word out to the business community
that UBC has top-flight students thanks to first-class programs.
nancial economics to real investment
management and to become leaders in
the investment practices of the future.
"This program works because the
investment community puts so much
into it and wants it to work," said
"In year one of the program, students are sent to Toronto for a four-
month summer period to work in the
investment community. In year two,
their summers are spent working in the
Vancouver business community, where
they have access to 17 mentors to advise them along the way," he added
Commerce Dean Peter Lusztig said
these investment professionals have
offered to meet with the students at
any time to discuss investment strategies, current trends and other matters
of interest to the students.
"Members of the financial community put a tremendous amount of time
and energy into the program by offering workshops and seminars for stu
dents both in Vancouver and Toronto,"
said Lusztig. They
also sit on boards to
which the students
"The strong demand for our graduates by the investment
community is evidence of the success
of our program,"
added the Dean.
Commerce student Kenneth Costa
of Vancouver has
been one of the
portfolio's fund managers since February
of 1989. He said the
experience gained as
the result of his financial responsibilities
helped him land a job with the Toronto-
Dominion Bank. However, Costa, who
will assume his new duties in Toronto
upon graduation this year, warned the
program is no free ride to the big time.
"It's been great for me, but there's a
lot of hard work involved," said Costa.
"Managing someone else's money is
much more difficult than managing
your own. When you lose someone
else's money, they want to know about
The Portfolio Management Society
is just one way UBC has been able
improve communication with the business community, according to Heinkel.
"We have other initiatives, like the
Bureau of Asset Management Research, which is an attempt to get the
business community and the finance
and the real estate divisions at the university to work together."
"There's a lot more we can do for
business leaders," added Heinkel, "if
we can get their attention." 8    UBC REPORTS Feb. 7.1991
Campus safer sex program promotes
responsible attitudes among students
A Canada-wide survey of highschool and post-secondary
education students has concluded that despite their knowledge
about AIDS, young Canadians continue to act in ways that
may put them at risk for becoming HIV infected.
Photo by Media Services
Christopher Lee (left) and Diana Prosser, Outreach volunteers trained
in sex-education counselling, were on hand for the safer sex program.
The report entitled Canada, Youth
and AIDS Study, further determined
that education about AIDS and other
sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
has been largely ineffective.
It's a problem UBC Student Health
Outreach Nurse Margaret Johnston has
been aware of since joining the university in 1987. That's why she has coordinated a safer sex education program
for UBC students each year for the
past three years.
"We drew large numbers of students that first year because AIDS was
Campus postal codes revised
UBC has completed two years of
negotiations with Canada Post for a
revised postal code and delivery system for the university.
Five new postal codes will be applied to a matching number of zones
created from existing areas of campus.
To help the affected units remember
their zone, the last digit in the postal
code will correspond to the zone number.
Units which fall into these zones
will receive a new postal code. Although all affiliated and other associ
ated units fall within the various zones,
they are exempt and will retain their
old postal codes.
"These units should continue to use
their old postal code," said Keith
Bowler, Director of Purchasing. "By
using their old postal code, Canada
Post will continue to sort and bag their
mail, which will speed-up the delivery
service. Otherwise, their mail gets
added to the campus mail system."
Implementation of the new codes
will begin immediately, and will continue through to Dec. 31,1991 at which
time the new codes should also be
The new codes apph as follows:
ZONE I        VCT1Z1
Area bounded by Main Mall, University Boulevard, Wesbrook Mall, Chan-
cellar/NW Marine Drive including Cecil Green Park-Road area.
Wmi       Y£UZ2
Main Mall, University Boulevard, NW Marine Drive including Museum of
ZQS£2        W1Z2
University Boulevard, EastMall, West 16th Avenue, Wesbrook Mall.
ZQMA        MUM
University Boulevard, East Mall, West 16th Avenue, Marine Drive including
Botanical Garden Centre.
tams       VOTiws
Areas south of West 16th Avenue.
Affiliated and other associated units listed below
will retain their existing codes.
1935 Lower Mall (PlaceRanter) V6T1X1
2211 Wesbrook (UniveKity HosfaJ*!,-.UBC Site, Acute Care)     V6T2B5
2211 Wesbrook (Umversiry Hospital, UBC Site -Extended Care) V6T1Z9
2211 Wesbrook (University Hospital, UBC Site - Psychiatric) V6T 2A1
2525 West Mall (Totem) V6T1W9
2990 Wesbrook (RCMP) V6T2B7
2992 Wesbrook (FnehalD        V6T2B7
3650 Wesbrook (BC Research) V6S 2L2
3800 Wesbrook (Paprican)       V6S 2A3
4004 Wesbrook (Triumf) V6T2A3
5920 Iona (Carey Hall) V6T1J6
5935 Iona (St. Mark's College) V6T 1J7
5959 Student Union MaJJ (Gage) V6T1K2
5961 Student Union Mall (UBC Conference Centre)      V6T 2C9
6000 Ion (Vancouver School of Theology)        V6T1L4
6040 Iona (St Andrew's College) V6T1J6
6050 Chancellor (Anglican College)     V6T1X3
6565 NW Marine Drive (Norman Mackenzie House)    V6T1A7
6640 NW Marine Drive (Fisheries)       V6T.1X2
666tfl^MarineD^ei^n|NnBe>   V6T1X2
applied to all new printing requests.
Bowler explained that a new system was necessary because the postal
codes originally established for UBC
were designed to enable sortation by
code, a process which never materialized.
"In 1988, Canada Post suggested a
single code for the university campus
which we vigorously resisted," Bowler
said. "Canada Post also wanted us to
take over outside mail delivery to various affiliated areas to which we currently deliver campus mail."
Under the resulting agreement,
Canada Post will sort by the five new
zone codes and continue to sort and
bag separately the affiliated units' mail.
The Campus Mail Room will deliver
both Canada Post and campus mail to
affiliated units commencing May 1,
Currently UBC receives an average
of 16,000 pieces of unsorted Canada
Post mail in addition to approximately
8,000 pieces of campus mail daily.
John Howe, supervisor of the Campus Mail Room, said Canada Post has
agreed to accept the old codes for at
least 12 months.
He advised people on campus to
notify their contacts of the change to
their postal code as soon as possible,
but foresees no problem for anyone
receiving mail addressed to the old
postal code until Dec. 31,1991.
Louise Young, a Canada Post customer service representative, advised
everyone to learn and use their new
postal codes.
"The postal code is the key to total
mechanized processing," explained
Young. "If there is no code, the letter
must be hand-sorted and postage paid
at a higher, non-standard letter rate."
Howe said a new campus mail facility currently being constructed and
scheduled for completion by early 1992
will also assist with the implementation of the five new postal codes.
"The new facilty is being designed
for sorting by zone and this should
create a faster, more efficient mail service," Howe said.
Randy Howland of Media Services
suggested that people hand-change the
old postal code on any existing stationery stock used to the end of 1991.
He added that using a small rubber
stamp with the new code may save
Anyone requiring additional information about the revised postal code
system may contact the Campus Mail
Room at 228-2579.
prominent in the media," said Johnston.
Dividing her time between the Student Health Services Clinic and the
Student Counselling and Resources
Centre gives Johnston direct insight
into students' knowledge attitudes and
behavior regarding AIDS and STDs.
She decided to focus on relationship skills, gender relations and responsibility as the themes for this year's
safer sex program, which ran Jan. 28
to Jan. 30 in the SUB concourse.
"We are trying to promote a responsible attitude among students who
are having sex," Johnston said.
"Sex involves a relationship and if
sex is a new aspect between two people,
so is the relationship. By stressing relationship skills, students may develop
a more responsible attitude toward their
sexual behavior."
Johnston added that the safer sex
program also provides students with
much needed access to information in
a non-threatening, relaxed and familiar environment.
Several groups including Women
and AIDS, the Student Counselling Resources Centre, the Office for Women
Students, the Sexual Harassment Office and Planned Parenthood were
on-site for this year's safer sex program.
"Students had the opportunity to
watch AIDS videos, ask about our
confidential HIV testing and STD
checks, pick-up free condoms and
listen to a former UBC medical
graduate living with AIDS give his
personal perspective on the disease
as a physician and a patient,"
Johnston said.
A new feature of this year's safer
sex program was sexploration, a
board game designed to promote
thoughtful discussion, factual learning and responsible decision making
about sex, drugs and alcohol.
Johnston said the game is a fun
way for students to learn important
information they can draw upon
to make knowledgeable and healthy
Although the safer sex program is
coordinated as a special event,
Johnston urged students to drop-in at
the Student Health Services Clinic
for information about AIDS and other
STDs or birth control. The clinic is
open Monday to Friday, and is located on the main floor of University
Hospital, UBC site.
Astronaut to speak
at space workshop
Researchers and business people
interested in opportunities in the Canadian space program are invited to attend an upcoming UBC workshop
called Engineering in Space.
"Our objective is to increase awareness of the Canadian space program
and point out the advantages of becoming involved in it," said Karl Erd-
man, acting director of the Engineering Physics program.
"We'll provide a forum where students, researchers and industrialists can
meet to examine what is happening
locally on space-related activities."
The fair is hosted by Engineering
Physics, a program within the Department of Physics, the Office of Research
Services and Industry Liaison and the
National Research Council's Industrial
Research Assistance program.
Five keynote speakers will present
papers on important issues in space
research at the project fair, to be held
at the Graduate Centre Ballroom March
Canadian astronaut Bjarni
Tryggvason will speak on space science and the astronaut program. As a
member of the Canadian Space
Agency, he is currently involved in developing and testing projects for the
international space station which is
scheduled for launch in 1995. He is a
1972 graduate of UBC's Engineering
Physics program.
Donald Brooks is a joint Professor
of Pathology and Chemistry at UBC
whose experiments have flown on past
space shuttle missions. He is a specialist in rheology of biological fluids.
Fred Weinberg is Professor of Metals and Materials Engineering at UBC
with research interests in the solidification of metals. He is currently conducting experiments on the generation
of metal foams in low gravity.
David Zimcik is a research scientist
with the Canadian Space Agency who
is interested in spacecraft materials and
the effects of the space environment
on structures and materials.
Peter Charlton is a SPAR Aerospace consultant advising on space
policy and regional considerations.
The project fair will also feature
displays of students' projects and seminars dealing with current technological subjects.
The Roy Nodwell prize to the winners of the 1990-91 competition for
the best design project in the Engineering Physics Project Laboratory will also
be presented.
The project fair is held each year to
strengthen links between the university and industry in B.C. Past topics
have included ocean engineering and
new developments at TRIUMF.
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