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UBC faculty win
science awards
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
Three UBC faculty members are among
the six winners of this year's Science and
Engineering Awards from the B.C. Science Council.
The UBC winners are: Dr. Stephen
Drance, Chairman's Award for Career
Achievement; Physics and Electrical Engineering Prof. Thomas Tiedj e, Gold Medal
in Engineering and Applied Science; and
Pathology Prof. Dr. James Hogg, Gold
Medal in Health Sciences.
The gold medals are B.C.'s highest
awards for achievement in science and
Drance, an officer of the Order of
Canada, is a leading medical scientist,
clinician, community volunteer and benefactor.
He is the principal founder ofthe UBC
Eye Care Centre at Vancouver Hospital
and Health Sciences Centre, where thousands of British Columbians have been
treated for glaucoma and other eye diseases.
During his long and productive career
in clinical research, Drance has been
internationally acclaimed for developing
many new techniques for the early detection and treatment of glaucoma.
Author of more than 300 scientific
papers, Drance is the president of the
International Congress of Ophthalmology.
Tiedje is a leader in studies of semiconductor materials, such as silicon and
gallium, that have unique properties for
controlling the flow of electrical currents.
He and his students have made important contributions to monitoring and control of the growth of semiconductor thin
films that are used in the fabrication of
optical and high speed electronic devices.
Tiedje is also known for his work with
molecular beam epitaxy, scanning tunnelling microscopy and interaction of syn
chrotron radiation with matter.
He is the seventh member of UBC's
Physics Dept. to win a gold medal since
the awards were established in 1980.
Hogg is director ofthe UBC Pulmonary
Research Laboratory at St. Paul's Hospital, a highly regarded lab that attracts
more than $2 million in annual grants.
Hogg achieved international recognition for his investigations into airflow
obstructions and lung disease, including
those caused by cigarette smoke. He was
the first to describe the site and nature of
airways obstruction in chronic obstructive lung disease.
He also developed techniques for measuring the permeability of epithelial cells
in bronchial passages, which led to increased knowledge ofthe role cell permeability plays in asthma and cystic fibrosis.
The Science Council medals will be
presented at the annual awards dinner
on Oct. 17 at the Hotel Vancouver.
Dr. Stephen Drance
See PHOTOS Page 5
Homecoming 1994:
invitation to explore UBC
Abe Hefter
Staff writer
You'll want to pack your
passport when you make plans
to visit UBC for Homecoming
'94, Oct. 13-16.
It's not just any passport, but a unique one that
will enable you and your
family to embark on a magical, eye-opening tour
through UBC's Path of
Learning on Oct. 15, one of
the many activities planned
for Homecoming.
Homecoming offers alumni, families
and friends an opportunity to renew relationships with UBC and to acquaint themselves with all that is new and exciting at
the university.
The passport, which will be available
free of charge at any Path of Learning
<$>C Pa^ •/i^a?^
venue, will entitle you to free admission
to many UBC attractions as you step
back to familiar places and gaze into the
future as the tour leads you through the
newest additions to campus.
You can have your passport stamped
at each location.   Your passport could
Not So Fast
Gavin Wilson photo
Urging UBC commuters to slow down, neighbourhood children and parents
recently handed out mock traffic tickets to students and staff getting
parking permits at the Parking and Security Services office on campus.
Shown here (l-r), fourth-year science student Fayaz Mawani accepts a ticket
from Grady Mercs and Marijka Brusse, both nine-year-old students at
University Hill elementary school.
United Way campaign
takes personal approach
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
Organizers of this year's United Way
campus campaign, which kicks off Sept.
26, have set a goal of $315,000 in donations, an increase of five per cent over last
year's goal.
'This is going to be a personal-ask
campaign, in keeping with our mandate
to go green by cutting down on waste,"
said campaign chair Doug Napier, area
supervisor of Plant Operations.
"Confidential, personalized pledge
cards will be distributed by volunteers on
a one-to-one basis within the first week of
UBC is one of the largest employee
groups in the Lower Mainland and has
been a leader in supporting United Way's
91 member agencies and 34 affiliate agencies, said Napier.
"UBC students and employees have
traditionally been strong supporters of
the United Way. This year, for the first
time, we are appealing to UBC retirees for
their support," he added.
United Way ofthe Lower Mainland is a
volunteer-led, registered charitable or
ganization that focuses on needs in the
Lower Mainland. Last year. United Way
helped more than 500,000 area residents.
United Way assists donors in directing
their gifts to where they are needed most,
and also provides donors with the options of designating to a United Way field
of service or a
specific charity in Canada.
Because ofthe
interest revenue from
United Way's
fund, 97 cents
of every dollar
given goes to agencies and services.
The 1994 campus campaign will include many ofthe popular events associated with past campaigns, including a
barbecue, Oct. 6, atthe MacMillan Building, and a pancake breakfast, Oct. 12, at
the Instructional Resources Centre.
For more information on the campaign, which runs until Oct. 21, or to
become a United Way campaign volunteer, call 822-0913.
Performing Arts
UBC's new performing arts centre is good news for the local arts scene
Athletic Achievements 4
UBC recognizes athletic contributions with induction to the Hall of Fame
On Edge 5
Forum: Talk of an IRA ceasefire stirs up fears among Irish unionists
Equal Time 12
Profile: Dr. Peggy Ross addresses equity issues in the Faculty of Medicine 2 UBC Reports ■ September 22, 1994
Allowing mall
access a step
The article "Mall access
aimed at reducing traffic in
core" [UBC Reports, Sept. 8)
makes some rather confusing
statements about why changes
to the core road system at UBC
have been made.
There was no need to open
new traffic routes to reduce
traffic in the core of the
campus.  Core roads were
open only to service and
emergency vehicles and these
vehicles already had access to
East and West malls. The
opening of East and West
malls to general traffic is an
unwarranted step backwards
in reducing automobile dependence on campus and
creates safety concerns for
pedestrians.  Heavy foot traffic
across these roadways to reach
residences, the Student Union
Building and the bus loop
creates a serious safety
The installation of physical
barriers to dissuade vehicular
traffic from entering the core
campus is a much appreciated
but long overdue improvement.
Traffic slowing measures on
East and West malls are
beneficial measures which are
sadly counteracted by the
opening of these streets to
general traffic.
Ian Fisher
Fourth year, Geography
Continued from Page 1
also win you a trip for two anywhere Air Canada flies in Europe, executive first class.
An information kiosk will be
set up in front ofthe UBC Bookstore and a free bus service will
shuttle visitors to venues.
Stops along the way will include the Museum of Anthropology, where the entire family
can view one of the world's
most stunning displays of
Northwest Coast First Nations
art; Nitobe Memorial Garden,
an authentic Japanese garden;
Cecil Green Park, which will
host an exhibit of recent works
by UBC alumni Dianne Ostoich
and Rob Wilson; the First Nations Longhouse, a magnificent
new building and gathering
place that enables First Nations to learn and share with
each other; and the M.Y.
Williams Geological Museum,
home to a real dinosaur and
other fossils.
Your passport will also entitle
you to half-price admission to
the Homecoming football clash
between the T-Birds and the
University of Alberta at
Thunderbird Stadium.
As an added bonus, there will
be two performances of the'famous Chemistry Magic Show, at
11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. in
room B-150 of the Chemistry
A number of locations will
serve food, including "Just Like
Grandma's Bannock" at the
Longhouse.     Washrooms  are
News Digest
Is the world coming together
or falling apart? That's the question distinguished guest speakers will address in the 1994-95
UBC International Forum lecture series.
Lloyd Axworthy, minister of
Human Resources, will launch
the lecture series on Sept. 29
with a talk entitled Shaping
Canada's Safety Net in a Global
Axworthy will discuss how
Canada will be able to sustain its
current social programs in the
face of global competitive pressures and cracks in national
Other speakers will look at
similar        paradoxes of
globalization and fragmentation.
In addition to Axworthy, the
fall line-up includes Ann Medina,
a former CBC journalist, and
Abe Lowenthal, director of the
Centre for International Studies
at the University of Southern
California. Other speakers will
follow in the spring.
available at all venues except
Nitobe Garden.
Alumni, family and friends
are invited to attend the celebrations which include the UBC
Sports Hall of Fame banquet,
the Great Trekker Award Cer
emony, the Thunderbird hockey
home opener, martial arts demonstrations and the fourth annual apple festival at the Botanical Garden.
For  more  information   on
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UBC Reports is published twice monthly (monthly in
December, June, July and August) for the entire
university community by the UBC Community
Relations Office, 207-6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver
Managing Editor: Steve Crombie
Editor: Paula Martin
Production: Stephen Forgacs
Contributors: Connie Filletti, Abe Hefter, Charles Ker,
Gavin Wilson
Editorial and advertising enquiries: (604) 822-3131
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UBC Reports welcomes the submission of letters and
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UBC Reports do not necessarily reflect official
university policy.
Material may be reprinted in whole or in part with
appropriate credit to UBC Reports. UBC Reports • September 22,1994 3
Book takes in-depth look at health care
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
A new synthesis of the effects of social
environment, inherited genes and lifestyle on health, and the consequences for
national health
policies is the
subject of a new
book featuring
the research of
several UBC experts.
Whg Are
Some People
Healthy and
Others Not? The
of Health of
Populations explores why the
concept that
health is decided by more
than medical care has had scant impact
on changing the focus of health policy
from therapeutic medicine to the basic
factors that determine health.
Patricia Baird
"We believe there is confusion about
the importance of different determinants
of health and the relationships among
them," said editor Robert Evans, a professor of Economics and an internationally recognized health-care economist.
"A better understanding of the determinants of health could lead to the development of more effective health policies."
Evans added that the evidence assembled in the book provides a balanced
perspective on both the potential and the
limitations of biomedical science and its
clinical applications.
"It thus shows a need to take a much
broader range of factors into account, if
the objective of our health policies is, in
fact, to produce healthier people, not just
more health care," he said.
"A more balanced perspective, if widely
shared, may also support the development of
a more balanced mix of social policy."
The book integrates research on population health stemming from a variety of
disciplines — including genetics, anthropology and economics — which focuses
on the role of factors such as culture,
genetic predisposition and social and eco-
Ajay Agrawal (1) and Cecil Green
by staff writers
When Ajay Agrawal signed up for a UBC commerce course, he never
dreamed it would lead to a weekend in Dallas, Texas, with the
legendary Cecil Green driving him around town in a blue Cadillac.
Agrawal was taking a graduate-level commerce course from Adjunct Prof.
Haig Farris on the formation, financing and management of hi-tech companies.
Farris recommended he interview Green for a paper. For various reasons,
the interviews didn't pan out, and Farris suggested Agrawal make a video
Agrawal, a graduate student in
Advanced Technology Management
(MEng/MBA), is a resident of Green
College, which was built with a $7
million donation from the Texas
philanthropist. It was at the opening
of the college that he first heard
Green speak.
"I was intrigued by his sharp and
insightful remarks, his phenomenal
stamina and his genuine interest in
students," he said.
Sponsored by Farris and Green
College, Agrawal flew to Dallas where
he taped 15 hours of footage in
Green's apartment.
In deference to Green's age — he's 94 — Agrawal stopped after a couple of
hours and asked if Green was tired.
"Hell, I'm not tired. Are you tired?" Green replied.
"I quickly realized I had to be on my toes," Agrawal said.
The video shows Green talking about his life, from his days as a UBC
student to his career as an engineer and entrepreneur.
Green, working as a geophysicist, headed a Texas oil exploration company before the Second World War. But after Pearl Harbour, the U.S.
military announced oil exploration was no longer a priority, and warned
they would be recruiting the best and brightest of Green's staff.
Instead, Green and his partners saved the company by using their
scientific and entrepreneurial expertise to create magnetic aerial detection
devices for locating enemy submarines. This led to the creation ofTexas
Instruments, a company that, among other things, invented the first pocket
At lunchtime on the first day of taping, Green said, "let's go out."
To Agrawal's surprise, Green led him to a parking garage and climbed
behind the wheel of his blue Cadillac.
Green manoeuvred the Caddy through the congested downtown streets,
even pulling a u-turn, on their way to the Dallas Petroleum Club. He's been
a member of the exclusive club for so long there is even a dessert — mint ice
cream and Kahlua — named after him.
"He's certainly full of surprises," Agrawal marvelled.
Green enjoys telling his story. He feels that it is important to give back
the knowledge he's gained over the years, and hopes that his message, which
emphasizes the importance of people, will be heard long after he's gone.
Green has asked that the 75-minute video be distributed to institutions
touched by his philanthropy, including MIT, Oxford, Stanford, the Colorado
School of Mines, the University ofTexas, Dallas and the Scripps and Woods
Hole oceanography institutes.
It is estimated that Cecil and his late wife Ida Green have contributed
between $300 million and $400 million to benefit education, medicine and
At UBC, the Main and David Lam libraries and Green College will soon
have copies.
But if you want a ride in Green's Cadillac, you'll have to arrange that
nomic environments on determining
health. It also explores ways in which this
knowledge may help re-direct national
health policies.
Other UBC contributors to the book
are Morris Barer, director of UBC's Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, Dr. Patricia Baird, a professor of
Medical Genetics, who served as chair of
the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies, and Dr. Clyde
Hertzman, an associate professor of
Health Care and Epidemiology.
All contributors are members of the
Population Health Program sponsored by
the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR).
CIAR was established in 1982 to support individuals — in an environment
unhampered by institutional or disciplinary boundaries — in their research on
complex scientific and social problems.
Why Are Some People Healthy and
Others Not? The Determinants of Health of
Populations is published by Aldine de
John Chong photo
Caleb Chan, who, along with his family, gave UBC $ 10 million to fund a new
performing arts centre, takes a turn at the controls of a backhoe during a
recent ground-breaking ceremony for the Chan Centre for the Performing
Chan Centre to boost
Vancouver arts scene
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
Construction is set to begin on the
$24-million Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, a top-quality performance facility expected to open in the spring of 1996.
The centre will be a significant addition to UBC and Vancouver's arts scene,
with an acoustically advanced 1,400-
seat concert hall, an innovative 200-seat
studio theatre and a 150-seat cinema.
It will provide versatile spaces for use
by various groups on campus as well as
increase the university's capacity for conferences and lectures.
"The Chan Centre for the Performing
Arts will be a place of learning for the
students of UBC," UBC President David
Strangway said at a recent ground-breaking ceremony.
"It will be a community resource for
the people of B.C. and will strengthen
cultural ties with countries in the Asia
The project is largely funded by a $ 10-
million gift from the Chan Foundation of
Canada. Other major donors include B.C.
Tel, the Royal Bank of Canada,
Falconbridge Limited, Rheinzink Canada
and the Government of British Columbia.
The centre will feature the 1,400-seat
Chan Shun Auditorium, a mid-sized concert hall named in honour of Chan Shun,
father of Tom and Caleb Chan.
Members of a Vancouver family originally from Hong Kong, the Chans are
business people with a long history of
philanthropic giving and service to the
community. They are the founders ofthe
Chan Foundation of Canada.
The concert hall will be a venue for
UBC performing groups as well as local
and touring groups, public lectures,
musical performances and will be the
new home of UBC's Congregation ceremonies.
The 200-seat B.C. Tel Studio Theatre
will be an innovative space outfitted with
flexible seating, allowing multiple uses.
The 150-seat Royal Bank Film Cinema
will provide a significant space for viewing of professional and student films.
Strangway said the university was
honoured that the Chan family — which
has a long tradition of giving around the
world in areas such as education, hospital and community projects — chose UBC
as the Canadian Foundation's first major
philanthropic commitment.
In addition to the Chan family's outstanding support for the building, a portion of the generous gift will be used for
the establishment of the Chan Endowment for the Performing Arts. The endowment will assist international and community groups who wish to perform at
the Chan Centre.
Other speakers at the ground-breaking ceremony included Lt.-Gov. David
Lam, Dan Miller, minister of Skills, Training and Labour, UBC Chancellor Robert
Lee, Dr. Tom Chan, representing the Chan
Foundation, and Associate Deans of Arts
Donald Paterson and Robert Kubicek.
Designed by Bing Thom Architects,
winner of the Governor General's Award
for Architecture, the Chan Centre's construction will have both immediate and
long-term economic benefits, including
8,800 person weeks of work during the
two-year construction period.
The management, maintenance and
upkeep of the Chan Centre will create a
minimum of 10 permanent jobs. Additional economic benefits will result from
commercial performance activity, conferences, conventions and tourism.
The Chan Centre is intended to be a
major cultural showpiece and a ceremonial gathering place. Together with the
Museum of Anthropology, Frederic Wood
Theatre and the Belkin Art Gallery, it will
complete UBC's cultural precinct.
The area around the centre will be
upgraded with new lighting, signage, landscaping and pedestrian amenities. Almost
all ofthe existing trees will be retained. 4 UBC Reports ■ September 22, 1994
Athletic Hall of Fame
Hall honours outstanding campus athletes
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
Rick Hansen and Tricia Smith are
among the 11 athletes, four builders, and
one team that will be inducted into UBC's
Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 14.
The Hall of Fame, which began in 1993
with 23 inaugural inductees, honours
the outstanding athletes, builders and
teams that have enriched almost 80 years
of UBC athletics history.
Jean Bardsley
One of B.C.'s great badminton and
tennis players, Bardsley was perhaps the
top badminton player on campus from
1938 to 1942. In addition, she was a
leader on the UBC women's basketball
team and served as both president ofthe
Women's Athletic Association and coach
ofthe UBC badminton teams.
Thelma Cornwall
The late Thelma Cornwall was an outstanding athlete during UBC's early years.
A charter member of the Women's Big
Block Club in 1930, she won four UBC
women's individual track and field championships. As a basketball player, she
starred on three UBC teams that won
B.C. championships, including the 1930
world championship team.
Rick Hansen
One of the most outstanding athletes ever to
attend UBC, Hansen
leaves an enduring legacy.
He was the first disabled
person to enrol in Physical Education at UBC and
represented Canada and
UBC at the 1982 Pan
American Games and
1984 Olympic Games.
Hansen was named Canada's male athlete of the
year prior to his graduation in 1984, and by that
time had won 19 international marathons. He
later received the UBC
Alumni Award of Distinction as well as an
honorary doctorate. His 1985 Man in
Motion World Tour raised $26 million for
spinal cord research, rehabilitation,
wheelchair sports and awareness.
Jim Harmer
From 1936 to 1941, Harmer was one of
Rick Hansen
the top varsity athletes at UBC as a
hockey, football and rugby standout. In
addition, he served for two terms as president of UBC Men's Athletics. He was
killed in action in Normandy during the
Second World War.
Maureen Hibberson
Considered a pioneer in the development of synchronized
swimming in B.C..
Hibberson led UBC in
the sport with individual and team championships. She was
also a dominant badminton player both at
the university and national levels and was a
member of UBC's field
hockey teams in the
early 1950s.
Alan Hobkirk
Hobkirk has been
called Canadian field
hockey's greatest goal
scorer in its history of
international competition. He was awarded a
Rhodes Scholarship, won the Bobby Gaul
Award as UBC's outstanding male athlete, and represented Canada at the Olympics. By the time he graduated from
UBC in 1979, Hobkirk had played in
almost 100 international matches, many at
the World Cup level.
George Hungerford
Hungerford became
an integral part of UBC's
renowned rowing tradition with a dramatic gold
medal victory in the
1964 Olympic pairs
competition, which he
shared with Roger
Jackson. Canada's
male athlete of the year
in 1964, Hungerford
competed at the 1965
international rowing
championships at
Marilyn Pomfret
1956 Bobby Gaul award and selected to
Canada's 1956 Olympic basketball team.
George Puil
One of UBC's outstanding football and
rugby stars of the early 1950s, he was
called the most dangerous broken field
runner ever to pull on a Thunderbird
sweater.    An all-star at the collegiate,
provincial and national
levels in rugby, he carried most of the load offensively for four seasons
in both sports.
Basil Robinson
A high-profile, all-
around athlete at UBC
between 1938 and 1940,
Robinson played rugby,
soccer and field hockey.
In addition, he had a
hand in introducing
cricket to UBC in 1938.
A 1940 Rhodes Scholar,
he proceeded to become
the first Canadian to be
awarded his "blue" for
cricket at Oxford.
John McLeod
Between 1952 and 1956. McLeod rewrote virtually every UBC basketball point
scoring record. He set game, season and
career scoring records that stood for up to
16 years. A three-time Evergreen Conference Ail-Star, McLeod was presented the
Tricia Smith
In her 13 years of rowing, Smith won
medals at seven world championships, a
Commonwealth Games gold and an Olympic silver. She is the only athlete in
UBC history to have
been selected to represent Canada in four Olympics: in 1976, 1980,
1984 and 1988. A UBC
rower from 1978 to
1982, Smith served on
the women's commission of FISA, the international rowing federation based in Switzerland.
Jack Pomfret
One ofthe finest athletes Vancouver has
ever produced, Pomfret
served as instructor and
coach of UBC's football,
swimming and basketball teams from
1946 to 1987. He earned Canadian
Interuniversity Athletic Union coach of
the year honours as UBC swimming coach
and won five Western Canadian Championships as the men's basketball coach.
He is most proud of the contribution he
made toward the realization of his dream
of an Aquatic Centre on campus, which
was completed in 1978.
Marilyn Pomfret
Starting as a UBC student in the early
1950s and later as a coach and women's
athletic director. Pomfret has had a profound influence on athletics at UBC.
Pomfret was responsible for the development of athletic opportunities for women,
both at UBC, and across the country.
She served as director for both Canada
West and the Canadian Interuniversity
Athletic Union and was responsible for
instituting the concept of national university championships for women. She
also played an active role in the realization ofthe Aquatic Centre.
Frank Read
As the UBC rowing coach, the late
Frank Read was at the helm of UBC's
glory days of rowing in the 1950s. Read
converted unheralded UBC crews into
1954 Canadian and Commonwealth
champions, silver medal winners at the
1955 Henley Rowing Regatta, 1956 Olympic gold and silver medal winners, and
silver medallists at the 1960 Olympics.
Gordon Shrum
From 1925 until 1961, the late Gordon
Shrum was the behind-the-scenes decision maker, initiator and developer of
UBC   athletic   pro-
I    grams. From his posi-
■"»•>, tion as head of the
^ Physics Dept., Shrum
K influenced, organized
Tb and expedited activi-
■ . ties on campus. He
1L helped establish football on campus and
was a major influence
in the completion of
UBC's first sports stadium, Varsity Stadium.
Gordon Shrum
The 1930-31 UBC
Men's Basketball Team
proved to be virtually
unbeatable from the
time it first practiced
at the campus gym in
September through to the Canadian
championships in April. Led by Bob
Osborne, Arnold Henderson, Pi Campbell
and Cy Lee, they defeated the best Senior
'A' teams from both B.C. and the prairies
en route to the Western Canadian Championship and a national title.
Annual fund created to support tradition of giving
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
Building on the success ofthe
World of Opportunity fund- raising campaign, UBC has established an annual fund which
takes into account the unique
giving patterns of individual
"Many people are already part
of this tradition of giving," said
Geraldine Dunnigan, manager
of annual funds and awards in
UBC's Development Office.
"For example, alumni tend to
give something back to help tomorrow's graduates. Faculty and
staff support projects that have
the greatest impact on their areas of interest and expertise.
Parents support the projects that
have the most impact on their
children's education."
The UBC Annual Fund consists of several ways of giving:
•    the Alumni Appeal, which
enables UBC grads to give
something back to the uni
versity while helping tomorrow's grads;
the Parents'Appeal, with parents of students getting involved with UBC by supporting projects important to their
children's education;
the Wesbrook Society, which
consists of alumni and friends
ofthe university who contribute annual gifts of $1,000
and more;
the Class Act Appeal, which
enables graduating students
to show their school spirit
with a three-year pledge to
the Awards Appeal, whereby
alumni and friends ofthe university support awards for
outstanding students pursuing excellence at UBC;
the Faculty and Staff Appeal,
with faculty and staff showing their commitment to making UBC a world-renowned
institution of higher education and research;
and the Corporate Match.
with leading corporations
showing their support by
matching employee gifts to
"Bv bringing all these groups
under one umbrella, the UBC
Annual Fund can strengthen the
tradition of annual giving by
supporting ongoing projects,"
said Dunnigan.
A fa UBC, „       ,
Annual Fund
"It's about people helping people, and people who care about
the quality of education and the
benefits that education brings to
our community."
For more information on the
UBC Annual Fund, call Geraldine
Dunnigan at 822-8904.
Technical Support for Social Science Projects
Data Collection OMR Scannable Forms Statistical Analysis
Custom Graphics & Reports Questionnaire! Survey IT est Design
Dr. Michael Marshall, Executive Director
Tel: (604) 822-4145 Fax:(604) 822-9144 UBC Reports ■ September 22, 1994 5
Excelling In
Prof. Thomas Tiedje (above) and
Dr. James Hogg (right) were
among three UBC faculty
members given awards by the
B.C. Science Council. Tiedje
won the Gold Medal in
Engineering and Applied
Science while Hogg received
the Gold Medal in Health
Sciences. Dr. Stephen Drance
was given the Chairman's
Award for Career Achievement.
Please see story on Page 1.
Suzuki shares message
with science students
in innovative program
by Gavin Wilson
David Suzuki
Staff writer
UBC Zoology Prof. David Suzuki told
students at the opening lecture of the
Science One Program that they are involved in one ofthe most important areas
of   education   at
UBC. mmmmmm^^^^^
Science One is an
alternative first-
year program built
around a single 21-
credit course that
takes an interdisciplinary approach to
the core science
Enlarged this
year to include 65
students, many of
them from out-of-
province, the program emphasizes
the  integration  of
the scientific ideas and principles common to biology, physics, chemistry and
Entrance requirements are stricter
than for the general science program.
About 55 per cent of Science One students are female, higher than the faculty
Courses are team-taught by faculty
members from the four major science
departments: Robert Thompson, Chemistry; Luis Sobrino, Physics; Leah Keshet,
Mathematics; and Lee Glass, Biology.
Guest lecturers such as Suzuki are
brought in from other disciplines.
Suzuki told the students that science
is at the root of most of today's major
issues including extinction of plant and
animal species, atmospheric change,
population growth, and toxic pollution.
"The message I've been
harping on during my 30-
year career as a broadcaster
is that science, when
applied by industry,
medicine and the military,
is the most powerful force
shaping society today."
but its role in these issues is frequently
'The message I've been harping on
during my 30-year career as a broadcaster is that science, when applied by
industry, medicine and the military, is
the most powerful force shaping society
today," he said.
"■■■■■■■"■■^^^^^ Knowledge   of
science should be
accompanied by a
background in the
social sciences and
humanities to put
science into a historical and social
context,   Suzuki
said. He added that
Science One is one
small way to bridge
the   schism   between the two great
ways of knowing:
humanities   and
He recalled how he did his undergraduate degree at Amherst College, a
liberal arts institution in Massachusetts.
Although a biology major, he was required to pursue studies in the social
sciences and humanities and never allowed to take more than half of his courses
in science.
'That education made me what I am,"
he said. "It it has influenced me to this
day and shaped my attitude toward what
an undergraduate education means."
Suzuki also urged the students to reject the reductionist view of nature that
has been a mainstay of science since
Isaac Newton.
"It's a tragedy that scientists believe
that passion, awe and excitement somehow taints their knowledge and has no
role in what they do," he said.
IRA ceasefire: Grounds
for cautious optimism
by John Wilson Foster
Foster is a professor in the Dept. of
English at UBC.
Any cessation of lethal hostilities
is matter for celebration, especially
when it is announced by the Irish
Republican Army, a cold-blooded
organization that, off and on, has
been in business for much of the
20th century.  In basic human
terms, it means that someone
scheduled by an "active service unit"
to meet his maker next Monday, say,
will be spared; someone who would
have been maimed by grim fortune in
a bomb blast a month from now, will
in blissful ignorance stay whole and
It is a shame we cannot loiter
amid the humane results of the
ceasefire but must weigh its political
significance and repercussions.
Even its reception is in some quarters an alloy of caution, relief,
optimism, and great scepticism.
Unionists — those who wish to
stay within the United Kingdom —
wonder if the IRA ceasefire is not a
piece of the jigsaw puzzle falling into
the place made ready for it by the
Anglo-Irish Agreement of 1985, in
which the Irish Republic was given a
consultative role in the British
province, and by the Downing Street
Declaration of 1993, in which Britain
for the first time entertained the
prospect of a united Ireland.
They hear Gerry Adams tell his
west Belfast supporters that the IRA
still demands "fundamental political
and constitutional change ... a free
and united Irish republic." Perhaps
this is understandable face-saving by
a surrendering commander in front
of supporters. Perhaps the flag-
waving motorcades in west Belfast
express genuine relief on the part of
hard-hit citizens whose exhilaration
is the delirium of the fatigued and
not triumphalism.
But unionists hear a renewed
demand that is essentially that made
by Northern Ireland's constitutional
nationalist party (the Social Democratic and Labour Party), and by the
Irish Republic. This cessation of
hostilities ("complete" but not
"permanent") might in fact be closing
the previously broken ranks of the
"pan-nationalist front" — all those
actively favouring a united Ireland —
of which even the British government, political parties, journalists
and public now form a part.
They fear, too, that the vacuum
created by the ceasefire will be filled
by grateful concessions by the
mainland British, who are in the
throes of a love affair with the Irish.
Already the government has withdrawn its initial objection to the
wording of the ceasefire. It has been
a moral sticking-point with unionists
that they, who have unflinchingly
borne the brunt of the IRA onslaught
over the years, must watch those
who have suffered little by comparison make concessions to the unionists' tormentors to which the unionists have not been party.
They are afraid that since IRA
violence has been the engine of
political concession to Irish nationalism, assurances must have been
relayed surreptitiously to the terrorist organization that the engine is no
longer required since the road to a
united separate Ireland is now
downhill, that the republican objective has achieved sufficient momen
tum to go exclusively constitutional.
Unionists worry in case Downing
Street has tacitly agreed to Adams'
demand for "demilitarization": this is
a fancy Americanism for what was
called in 1920 "the return to barracks" of British troops, and it is a
code-word for only one thing: a pull-
out from Northern Ireland by Britain
and abandonment of the British
They worry that the government
has intimated that it will act as
"persuader" in the days to come.
That is, undertake to persuade the
unionists through money, social
legislation, and cultural propaganda
that their destiny is outside the
United Kingdom. Some fear that Big
Brother will try by repetition to
convince them that two and two are
five, that they are Irish and not
British (though most Scots are
happily Scottish and British).
They worry that the government
has signalled to the IRA that were it
to lay down its arms, British security
will "take care or the loyalists. The
last potent doorstep package delivered by the IRA has been a dilemma
to the door of its counterparts, the
UDA and UFF.  Should these loyalist
groups immediately match the IRA
ceasefire, they will be seen by some
to be conceding the initiative to the
republicans once again.
If they continue hostilities, they
will be silhouetted against the white
screen of peace and seen as the last
enemies of humanity in the province.
Their moral isolation will be the more
graphic since their terrorism often
takes the heinous form of murdering
Catholics, innocent or not.  It would
be a terrible irony were the British
army's final task in Northern Ireland
the crushing of armed loyalist
resistance to the province's expulsion
from the United Kingdom, with the
determination they have shrunk from
using against the IRA since 1985.
Until the British government
proves without a shadow of a doubt
that no deal was struck with the IRA,
either directly or through the offices
of the Irish government, the IRA
ceasefire is unlikely to become a
lasting peace.
The majority in Northern Ireland
(made up not just of Protestants but
also of many Catholics) wishes to see
the province as a fully democratic
entity that encourages expression of
Irish national identity and acknowledges the legitimate interest of the
Republic of Ireland in the welfare of
the province's nationalists, and is yet
within the United Kingdom.  The
challenge for unionists is to prevent
their justifiable suspicion from
becoming paranoia and disabling the
imaginative contribution to a renewed
Northern Ireland they could make.
Should the IRA ceasefire prove a
tactic in a dishonest strategy already
covertly agreed with Britain, or a
temporary halt dependent on sea-
changing concessions wrung from
Britain in the near future, the harried
and hounded citizens of the province
face more troubles down the long and
turbulent road of Irish history. But
should it represent an indirect
acceptance by the IRA that a united
Ireland cannot be bombed into
existence but must be evolved and
earned by the power of peaceful
persuasion (and even then perhaps
fail to materialize), it will be an
unalloyed good and cause for genuine celebration and heartfelt thanks. 6 UBC Reports ■ September 22, 1994
September 25 through October 8
Monday, Sept. 26
Continuing Studies
Registration is underway for Math
012, a non-credit course in the
pre-calculus material needed for
first year calculus courses. Mondays/Wednesdays. Sept. 26-Nov.
30, from 7-9:30pm in Buchanan
D-327. Registration $245. Call
Senate Committee on
Euthanasia And Assisted
Continues on Sept. 27/28. Special Senate Committee Hearings
with 20-30 witnesses. Psychiatry Detwiller Lecture Theatre beginning at 8:30am. Call 1-800-
Plant Science Seminar
The Future Of U.S. Colleges Of
Agriculture: Whose Interests
Shall We Serve? Larry Grabau,
U. of Kentucky. MacMillan 318-
D at 12:30pm.  Call 822-9646.
Institute of Asian Research
Sovereignty And Surveillance:
North Korean Nuclear Problems.
A seminar on two Koreas. Bruce
Cumings, Northwestern U. Asian
Centre 604from 12:30-2pm. Call
Faculty Development
Co-operative Group Learning (or
how to stay motivated after many
years of teaching!). Faculty Development Seminar Room, David
Lam Seminar Room (bsmt. entrance behind Trekker's) from 3-
5pm.  Call 822-4149.
Applied Mathematics
Adaptive Numerical Methods For
Solving PDEs And Their Applications. Prof. Robert Russel, Mathematics and Statistics, SFU.
Mathematics203at3:30pm. Call
Green College Forum
Euthanasia And Assisted Suicide. Members of The Special
Senate Committee. Green College recreation lounge from 5:30-
6:30pm.  Call 822-8660.
Tuesday, Sept. 27
Graduate Student Society
Professional Development
Preparing For Candidacy Exams:
Sciences. A panel of experienced
faculty members and graduate
students. Graduate Student Centre at 12:30pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-3203.
Animal Science Seminar
Disease Resistance in NileTilapia.
Shannon Balfry. MacMillan 260
at 12:30pm.  Call 822-4593.
Lectures in Modern
1994/95 Bio-Mega/Boehringer
Ingelheim Research Lecture In
Organic/Tiological Chemistry.
Synthetic DNA And Biology. Professor Michael Smith, 1993 Nobel
Laureate in Chemistry. Chemistry 250, south wing at lpm. Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call 822-
Centre for South Asian
Research Seminar
Changes In Social Capital, Status Conflicts And The Struggle
To Maintain A Civil Society In Sri
Lanka, 1930-1990.    Dr. Barrie
Morrison, Institute of Asian Research. Asian Centre 604 from
12:30-2pm.   Call 822-3814.
Botany Seminar
Xanthophyll Cycle In White
Spruce. Darren Goetze. PhD candidate. Biological Sciences 2000
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
Medical Genetics Seminar
Contiginous Gene Syndrome. Dr.
Wendy Robinson. Medical Genetics. Wesbrook 201 at 4:30pm.
Call 822-5311.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Reversal Of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy. Dr. Terryn Nauman, clinical pharmacist for the Community
Drug Utilization Program, LGH.
UBC Hospital G279 from 4-5pm.
Call 822-4645.
Centre For Applied Science
The Special Relevance Of Qualitative Research For Ethical Inquiry.
Dr. Michael Burgess, Medical
Bioethics, Medicine, U. of Calgary.
Angus 413 from 4-6pm. Call 822-
Green College Lecture
Alternative Models For Administration And Management. Dr.
Margaret Fulton, Language Education/Education Consultant.
Green College recreation lounge at
5:30pm.   Call 822-8660.
Cultural Theory Group
Cultural Studies And The Academy. SutJhally, professor of Communication, U. of Massachusetts,
Amherst. Green College recreation lounge at 8pm. Call 822-8660.
Wednesday, Sept. 28
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Incomplete Neurologic Syndromes.
Chair: Dr. Robert McGraw; speaker
Dr. Marcel Dvorak. VGH Eye Care
Centre Auditorium at 7am. Call
Turnover Of mRNA in Bacteria:
New Insights Into An Old Problem.
Dr. George Mackie, Biochemistry/
Molecular Biology. Wesbrook 201
from 12-1:30pm.   Call 822-3308.
1994 Distinguished Medical
Research Lecture
Molecular Medicine: Messages
From The Past. Predictions For
The Future. Dr. Michael R.
Hayden, IRC #1 from 12:30-
1:30pm.  Call 822-8633.
Wednesday Noon Hour
Peter Berring Trio. Music Recital
Hallat 12:30pm. Admission$2.50.
Call 822-5574.
Forest Sciences Seminar
Ideas. Notions/Beliefs That
Change B.C. Silviculture And Management Practices. Gordon
Weetman, Forest Sciences.
MacMillan 166 at 12:30pm. Call
Geography Colloquium
Contested Visions Of A Modern
City: Planning And Poetry In Postwar Glasgow. Dr. Nicholas Fyfe,
Geography (Strathclyde Geography). Geography 201 at 3:30pm.
Refreshments.  Call 822-4929.
Faculty Development
Instructional Objectives: A Guide
To Teaching And Evaluating.
Mary-Ann Booth, Commerce. An-
gus"l09 from 3:30-5:00pm. Call
Applied Mathematics
Interlace Problems. Prof. Richard
Durrett, Mathematics. Cornell U.,
Ithaca. NY. Math 203 at 3:30pm.
Call 822-4584.
Women In English
A network with other Women In
English about jobs, publishing,
conferences and topics of interest
to all English graduate students.
Graduate Centre Penthouse from
5:30-7pm. Call Jenifer at 877-
Evening Get-Together at the
Grad Centre
Women In English invite Men In
English to our first of the year
party from 7-9 pm at Koerner's
Pub. Call Jenifer at 877-4787 for
Interdisciplinary 19th
Century Colloquium
The Values Of Market Society: 19th
Century Economics And Aesthetics. Dr. Regenia Gagnier, English,
Stanford U. Green College recreation lounge at 8pm. Call 822-
Thursday, Sept. 29
Commerce /Business
Administration Series
Private/Public Sector Management: Is There A Difference? Bruce
Howe, executive-in- residence,
Commerce. Angus 425 at 12pm.
Call 822-8518.
Graduate Studies
Information Day
Representatives from Graduate
Studies, Graduate Student Society and three western Canadian
Universities: SFU, Calgary and
Regina. SUB auditorium at
12:30pm; displays in SUB ballroom at l:30-3pm. Call 822-9546.
UBC International Forum
Shaping Canada's Safety Net In A
Global Trapeze. First of a series of
lectures on Globalization And Fragmentation. Lloyd Axworthy, Minister of Human Resources. IRC #6
from 12:30-2pm.   Call 822-9546.
First Nations Student
All First Nations students are invited to gather together to share
food and conversation. First Nations Longhouse Great Hall from
12:30-2pm.   Call 822-8941.
Centre for Chinese Research
Graduates Seminar
Avant-Garde Art Movement/Contemporary Art In China Since The
Late 1980s. Jin Li, Fine Arts.
Asian Centre 604 from 12:30-2pm.
Call 822-4688.
Institute of Asian Research
Music Concert/Workshop
Touring ensemble of top musical
talent from China, including Yang
Jing (pipa) and Hu Tianquan
(sheng). Asian Centre auditorium
at 2:30pm.  Call 822-2331.
Physics Colloquium
Pendular Rates Of Diatomic Molecules. Jacques Vigue, Universite
Paul Sabatier, France. Hennings
201 at 4pm.  Call 822-3853.
CICSR Faculty Forum
Teleoperation With Force Feedback: Design And Applications.
Tim Salcudean, Electrical Engi
neering.   CICSR/CS 208 from 4-
5pm.   Call 822-6894.
Friday, Sept. 30
St. Paul's Clinical Day
Ocular Infections And Surface Disorders. Chairperson: Dr. Simon P.
Holland; Dr. Stephen C.
Pflugfelder, associate professor,
Cornea/External Disease, Bascom
Palmer Eye Institute, School of
Medicine, U. of Miami. St. Paul's
new Lecture Theatre, level I, phase
II from 8am-lpm. Refreshments
at 7:30am.   Call 875-5266.
School of Community and
Regional Planning Seminar
Casinos: Assessing Proponents'
i Proposals. Robert Goodman, Di-
I rector of U.S. Gambling Study.
i Hyatt Regency Hotel from 9am to
| 5pm. Registration, call 822-3914.
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Fructose And Sorbitol: Sugars Of
The 90s. Dr. J. Perman, professor/vice-chair. Pediatrics, Johns
Hopkins U. School of Medicine.
GF Strong Auditorium at 9am.
Call 875-2307.
Occupational Hygiene
Programme Seminar
Achy Muscles And Bad Gas: A
Risk Communication Perspective
On Pesticide And Sour Gas Exposure Incidents In The Fraser Valley. Lori Walter, PhD candidate.
School of Communications, SFU.
CEME 1202 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-9595.
Mathematics Colloquium
The Peculiar Nature Of Four Dimensions. David Austin, Mathematics. Math 104 at 3:30pm.
Refreshments at 3:15 in Math
Annex 1115.  Call 822-2666.
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Application Of Multimedia Based
Tools For Teaching Fluidization.
Dr. Prabir Basu, Technical U. of
Nova Scotia. ChemEngineering
206 at 3:30pm.   Call 822-3238.
Biochemistry Seminar
The Molecular Biology Of Rubella
Virus. Dr. Terry Fry, U. of Georgia.
IRC #4 from 3:30-5:00pm. Call
Protein Engineering Network
of Centres of Excellence
The Molecular Biology Of
Cytochrome b. Dr. Alan W.
Steggles, North Eastern Ohio Universities, College of Medicine. IRC
#5 at 3:45pm.   Call 822-8272.
Theoretical Chemistry
Vibrational Nonequilibrium In
Shocked Gases. F. Lordet, Chemistry. Chemistry 402, central wing
at 4pm.   Call 822-3997.
Institute of Asian Research
The Bomb: What Does North Ko
rea Want? A series on Two Koreas.
Dr. Han S. Park, U. of Georgia.
Asian Centre auditorium from 5-
6:30pm.   Call 822-3814.
School of Community/
Regional Planning Lecture
Casinos: Are They Good For The
Community? Robert Goodman,
Director of U.S. Gambling Study.
John Oliver High School, 530 E.
41st Avenue at 7:30pm. Call
822- 3914.
Saturday, Oct. 1
Environment Seminar
Environmental Legislation. Don
Fast, executive director. Environmental Protection, Ministry
of Environment. IRC #5 from
12:30-1:30pm.   Call 822-8759.
Monday, Oct. 3
UBC Zen Society Lecture
Enlightenment East And West.
Dr. Leonard Angel, Douglas College. Buchanan D-121 at
12:30pm.   Call 822-4086.
Plant Science Seminar
Selection For Pesticide Resistance In The Parasitic Hymenop-
tera. Kevin Spollen, Plant Science. MacMillan 318-D at
12:30pm.  Call 822-9646.
Faculty Development
Evaluating Student Performance
And CornmunicatingThe Results.
Martha Foschi, Sociology. David
Lam Research Centre Seminar
Room (bsmt. entrance behind
Trekker's) from 3:30-5pm. Call
Tuesday, Oct. 4
Faculty Women's Club
General Meeting
Our New Neighbours, Green College. Richard Ericson, principal.
Cecil Green Park main floor at
10am.   Call 535-7995.
Lectures in Modern
n-Pentenyl Glycosides - A Contemporary Case Of Serendipity:
Impact On Synthetic, Mechanistic/Theoretical Aspects Of Carbohydrates And Organic Chemistry. Prof. Bertram Fraser-Reid,
Chemistry, Duke University,
Durham, NC. Chemistry 250,
south wing at lpm. Refreshments at 12:45pm. Call 822-
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Prevention And Treatment Of
Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis.
Dr. Glenda Meneilly. assistant
professor of Clinical Pharmacy.
UBC Hospital G279 from 4-5pm.
Call 822- 4645.
Calendar items must be submitted on forms available from the UBC Community Relations Office, 207-
6328 Memorial Road, Vancower, B.C, V6T1Z2, Phone:
822-3131. Fax: 822-2684. Mease totlt to 35 words.
Submissions for the Calend^s Notices section may be
limited due to sjissiee. l^^ft^rtlKNONctober 6 issue of
UBC Reports — Stf^k c^^;|be period October 0 to
October 22 -— is rtoqtt, Smj&A^ 27. UBC Reports • September 22,1994 7
September 25 through October 8
Faculty Development
The Alexander Technique, Alice
Enns, Music: TA Training In Modern Languages, Margot
MacLaren, French. David Lam
Research Centre Seminar Room
(bsmt. entrance behind Trekker's)
from 3:30-5pm.   Call 822-9149.
UBC Graduate/Faculty
Christian Forum
Also Oct. 5/6. Real Science, Real
Faith. Three Lectures by Prof.
R.J. Berry. Genetics. University
College, London. Chance And
Purpose In Creation. Angus 1 10,
Oct. 4 at 4:30pm; Genes And
Genesis, IRC #2 Oct. 5 at4:30pm
and Global Ethics: Religions And
Rationality, IRC #2 Oct. 6 at
4:30pm.   Call 822-2728.
Green College Lecture
Poetry And Truth. Charles Doyle,
poet and professor emeritus, English, UVic. Green College recreation lounge at 5:30pm. Call 822-
Wednesday, Oct. 5
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Management Of The Distal Ra-
dio-Ulnar Joint. Chair, Dr. Peter
T. Gropper; speaker, Dr. Alistair
Younger. VH Eye Care Auditorium at 7am.  Call 875-4272.
Quest For Antibiotics From
Plants, Neil Towers, Botany.
Wesbrook 201 from 12- 1:30pm.
Call 822-3308.
Forest Sciences Seminar
Effects Of Habitat Alteration On
Fish Energetics, Growth And Survival. Scott Hinch, assistant professor, Forest Sciences/
Westwater Research Fisheries
Centre. MacMillan 166 at
12:30pm.  Call 822-6019.
Wednesday Noon Hour
Music Concerts
Henri-Paul Sicsic, piano. Music
Recital Hall at 12:30pm. $2.50
admission.   Call 822- 5574.
Geography Colloquium
Meteorite Impacts And Volcanic
Eruptions: Catastrophic Planetary Erosion Processes. Prof.
Susan Kiefer, Geology. Geography 201 at 3:30pm. Refreshments.   Call 822- 4929.
Thursday, Oct. 6
UBC Board of Governors
Held in the Board and Senate
room, second floor of the Old Administration Building, 6328 Memorial Rd. The open session begins at 9am.
Opera Panel Discussion
Verdi's Nabucco In Context. Susan
Bennett, Vancouver Opera; Floyd
St. Clair, French; Jon Wisenthal,
English and Andrew Busza, English. Dorothy Somerset Studio at
12:30pm.   Call 822-4060.
Modern European Studies
Nato And Eastern Europe. Jan
Nowak-Jezioranski, North American Study Centre for Polish Affairs. Buchanan A-102 at
12:30pm.   Call 822-6403.
Symphony Concert
UBC Symphony Orchestra with
guest soloists MarciaTitley, french
horn; Mark McGregor, flute. Jesse
Read, conductor. Old Auditorium
at 12:30pm.  Call 822-5574.
Philosophy Colloquium
The Descent Of Logic. Ray
Jennings. Philosophy. SFU.
Buchanan D-348 from 1- 2:30pm.
Call 822-3292.
Physics Colloquium
Are We Here By Accident? Denys
Wilkinson, U. of Sussex, England.
Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 822-
Friday, Oct. 7
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Structural Anomalies Resulting
From Vascular Disruption. Dr.
Margo Van Allen, Medical Genetics. GF Strong auditorium at 9am.
Call 875-2307.
Occupational Hygiene
Programme Seminar
Environmental Impact Of Building Design/Construction. Ray
Cole, professor. Architecture.
CEME 1202 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-9595.
Fisheries Centre Seminar
Lake Management Strategies To
Assist With The Recovery Of Endangered Sockeye Salmon In
Idaho. Ralf Yorgue Room. Hut B-
8 from l:30-2:30pm. Call 822-
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Methane-Proplene Coupling On
Supported Catalysts. Qingdong
Liu, grad student. Chem/Engi-
neering 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-
Mathematics Colloquium
Distribution Of Primes: The Old
And The New. John Friedlander,
Mathematics, U. ofToronto. Math
104 at 3:30pm.   Call 822-2666.
Protein Engineering Network
of Centres of Excellence
GM-CSF And IL-3 Receptor-Ligand
Interactions. Dr. Angel Lopez,
Hanson's Centre for Medical Research, Adelaide, AU. Biomedical
Research Centre seminar room
at 4pm.  Call 822-8272.
Theoretical Chemistry
Semiclassical Transition-State
Theory. M. Cohen. Chemistry.
Chemistry 402, central wing at
4pm.   Call 822-3997.
Symphony Concert
UBC Symphony Orchestra with
guest soloists Marcia Titley,
french horn; Mark McGregor,
flute. Jesse Read, conductor.
Old Auditorium at 8pm. Call
822- 5574.
Saturday, Oct. 8
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Re-Inventing Canada. Mr. Mavor
Moore, playwright, actor, producer, critic, Victoria, BC. IRC
#2 at 8:15pm.  Call 822-3131.
Student Housing
A new service offered by the AMS
has been established to provide a
housing listing service for both
students and landlords. This new
service utilizes a computer voice
I messaging system. Students call
822-9844, landlords call 1-900-
451-5585 (touch-tone calling) or
822-0888, info only.
Graduate Student Society
Extended Health Plan sign-up
throughout Sept. for graduate students and associate members. Call
Tai Chi With A View.
Every Monday /Thursday in the
Penthouse of the Graduate Student Centreat 12:45pm. Call822-
3202. For other weekly events offered by the Graduate Student
Society, call the hot-line at 822-
Campus Tours
School and College Liaison tours
provide prospective UBC students
with an overview of campus activities/faculties/services. Fridays at
9:30am. Reservations required
one week in advance. Call 822-
Disability Resource Centre
The centre provides consultation
and information for faculty members with students with disabilities. Guidebooks/services for stu
dents and faculty available. Call
822- 5844.
UBC Libraries
Library branches and divisions will
offer more than 100 training/tutorial sessions this fall. Learn how
to use the online catalogue/information system, or one of more
than 75 electronic databases in
the library. Check branches/divisions for times and dates. Call
Writing Course
The UBC Writing Centre offers a
one-term non-credit writing course
in language and composition to
assist students preparing for 1st
yr. English/LPI. $245. Non-UBC
students are welcome. Call 822-
Women Students' Office
Advocacy/personal counselling
services available. Call 822-2415.
Frederic Wood Theatre
1994/95 Season
Season ticket sales from 8:30am-
4:30pm. Frederic Wood Theatre
207 Mondays through Fridays.
Call 822-2678.
Sexual Harassment Office
Advisors are available to discuss
questions or concerns and are prepared to help any member of the
UBC communi ty who is being sexu
ally harassed find a satisfactory
resolution.  Call 822-6353.
Clinical Trial Dermatology
Actinic Keratoses Study. Raised
lesions with a flaky appearance
caused by sun damage. Must be
18 yrs. /older. Possibility of 6 visits over 8-month period. Call 875-
Acne Treatment Study. A new acne
lotion vs. a proven acne medication. Volunteers not under doctor's care for acne, 25 yrs. or
younger. 5 visits over 12-week
period. Honorarium upon completion.  Call 875-5296.
Basal Cell Carcinoma Study. Superficial Tumours. 18 yrs. /older.
6 visits over 16 weeks. Honorarium upon completion. Call 875-
Music And Mood Study
Two one-hour sessions, booked 2
days apart. Honorarium of $20
upon completion of both sessions.
Call Dr. Eric Eich at 822-2022.
Audiology/Speech Sciences
Volunteers needed with normal
hearing, who are native-English
speakers; 18-35 years old, with no
previous instruction in linguistics
to participate in a study of speech
perception in noise. Honorarium
paid.  Call Anita at 822-5054.
Statistical Consulting/
Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the Dept.
of Statistics to provide statistical
advice to faculty/graduate students working on research problems.   Call 822-4037.
Faculty and Staff Volleyball
Mondays/Wednesdays Gym B,
Osborne Centre at 12:30pm.
Drop-in or attend regularly for
recreation.  Call 822-4479.
Surplus Equipment
Recycling Facility (SERF)
Disposal of all surplus items.
Every Wednesday, 12-5pm. Task
Force Bldg.. 2352 Health Sciences Mall. Call Vince at 822-
2582/Rich at 822-2813.
Fine Arts Gallery
Presently on view, a Group Show
of work by five graduates of UBC's
Master of Fine Arts program.
Open Tues.-Fri from 10am-5pm.
Saturdays 12pm-5pm. Free admission. Basement of Main Library.   Call 822-2759.
Nitobe Garden
Open daily from 10am-6pm. Call
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4529; garden information, 822-
New facility will boost university-industry relations
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
Construction will begin later
this month on a building that
will give UBC scientists and engineers the lab and office space
they need to commercialize their
The Multi-tenant Facility,
which will be owned by Discovery Parks Inc., is being built on
land leased from UBC at the
northeast corner of Agronomy
Road and East Mall.
The facility will fill the need
for a commercial research and
development building on campus, said Stephen Kimoff, senior
"The challenge was to design a building that
was economical and that could accommodate
anything from standard offices all way up to
wet labs (used for work in chemistry and
- Stephen Kimoff
project manager with the UBC
Real Estate Corporation, which
manages Discovery Parks Inc.
Kimoff said that, taking advantage of the kind of synergy
that exists at a university, most
of the building's tenants will be
UBC spin-off companies.
This will facilitate university-
industry connections and will
create more opportunities for
students and faculty, he said.
"The challenge was to design
a building that was economical
and that could accommodate
anything from standard offices
all way up to wet labs (used for
work in chemistry and biology)."
The architects addressed that
challenge with an innovative design. Each floor is essentially an
office shell with a high ceiling that
has the potential to be economically reconfigured and renovated.
A corridor that runs the length
of each floor contains a systems
spine that includes all services,
such as heating, ventilation,
water and steam.
The result Is space that is
suitable for a diverse spectrum
of users and that can be modified as the needs ofthe research
ers change or the company grows.
"We really tried to listen to
tenants' needs," Kimoff said.
The $4.2-million, 3,060
square-metre, three-storey concrete structure will be financed
by a 50 per cent equity contribution from Discovery Parks Inc.
and a commercial mortgage for
the other 50 per cent by the
Royal Bank.
The university is contributing
the land under a 63-year lease
and will retain ownership of the
building at the end of the lease
term. Leasing the tenant space
is currently underway.
Building completion is expected in June of next year. 8 UBC Reports • September 22, 1994
Supplement to UBC Reports
Personal Security Advisory Committee
September 22, 1994
Dear Colleagues:
The University of British Columbia wants to provide a safe environment that is conducive to the pursuit of excellence. To accomplish
this objective, a Personal Security Advisory Committee, under the
guidance of A. Bruce Gellatly, Vice President of Administration and
Finance, was formed in April of this year.  Members represent the
views ofthe Women Students' Office, Health and Safety Committee,
the Department of Health, Safety & Environment, Parking & Security
Services, Community Relations, the RCMP, the Associate Vice President, Equity, the Faculty Association, AAPS, and CUPE.
The mandate of the Committee is to advise on changes needed in the
University policies, procedures and practices which affect personal
security, to develop a personal security plan for the campus and to
devise personal training programs for faculty, staff and students.
I am happy to report that the Committee has now completed a draft
Personal Security Plan which has been presented to the Board of
Governors for information. I am reproducing this draft for your
information and will be happy to receive your comments on the
recommended proposals.
Yours sincerely
C3» 1,
David W. Strangway
Potential Projects, Policies and Programs
1.  Design and implement strategies for ensuring the timely reporting and
analysis of, and response to, personal security issues, risks and concerns
a. Design and implement Personal Security Officer ( PSO ) reporting
• receive and record personal security concerns
• prepare pamphlet outlining Personal Security Program, with tear-off
response card
b. Collate and disseminate accurate statistics
• on activities of Personal Security Officer
• on other matters, as determined by the Personal Security Advisory
Committee (PSAC)
c. Support studies of personal security perceptions and feelings and their
relationships to environmental factors
• determine how feelings of insecurity and concerns of particular risks
change over time
• determine how those issues relate to physical environmental factors like
lighting and psychological safety factors like the existence of sexual
d. Department/Area/Building Safety ( DABS Jcommittees
• PSO maintains contact with DABS Liaison Sub-Committee
• DABS committees collect reports from building users, observe and
report to PSO for follow-up
• DABS committees are well positioned to quickly identify and report
physical and behavioural hazards
• system identifies personal security hazards in buildings
• PSO and PSAC promote community awareness of DABS committees
e. Form focus groups of various community members to identify their
concerns about personal security
f. Consider expansion of Personal Assistance Station phone system
g. Promote  CampusWatch  or similar program
2.  Develop and promote personal security training, education and awareness packages for delivery to the full spectrum of campus user groups
a. Act as resource for Iris Communications Inc. in preparation of Per
sonal Security Training Program
b. Provide support to those who publish material containing personal
security information
• audit current materials
• eliminate unnecessary duplication, bearing in mind the value of a
• certain amount of redundancy
• ensure that agencies do not impart conflicting personal security information
c. Conduct pro-active program to reduce the incidence of personal
security risks
• integrate with  Protection of Workers from Violence in the Workplace
d. Introduce personal security modules into courses, orientation sessions
and departmental meetings
• addressing intolerance, homophobia, discrimination, racism, harassment, feminism, aboriginal rights, gay and lesbian literature, and
similar issues
e. Support Acquaintance Sexual Assault (ASA) Committee
• assist in training
• act as legal resource in preparation of law portions of training and other
f. Consider PSAC s role in addressing self defence matters
• review advisability of self-defence training and technologies
provide guidance on their value
g. Develop personal security logo, mission statement, motto, slogan
• develop uniform, easily recognizable formats
h. Identify and utilize existing campus media resources and similar
resources such as computer networks to promote PSO/PSAC activities
i.   Promote PASS participation in Orientation Week
• static display, e.g., photo montage, pamphlets, patrol car, bike patrol
j.   Participate in Safety Awareness Week
• consider personal security for anchor theme this year
k. Train members of Patrol and Parking Sections of PASS, who in turn
train community members on
• parking lot personal security measures
• conducting security audits of campus buildings
• building security techniques
• dealing with overt personal threats
• other personal security issues
1.   Support other training of PASS members
• handling of bomb threats
• powers of arrest
• powers re trespassers
• common criminal offences
• liquor/drug issues
• effective traffic safety measures
• self defence, officer safety
• RCMP liaison
m. Train AMS SafeWalk members
• observing and reporting roles
• consider supplying with portable radios on Security Services channel
n. Develop training program for future security professionals
• approach Langara, Kwantlen, other colleges with law enforcement
programs re volunteer placements of their students in security positions, e.g., library monitors, security escorts
3.   Design and implement strategies to enhance the psychological safety of
students, faculty and staff on campus
a. Participate in the development and promotion of policies, programs
and procedures aimed at dealing with violent, threatening, dangerous
and disruptive behaviour
i.    Develop and implement strategies against disruptive behaviour
work with others on campus to develop a definition of unacceptable behaviour
• develop training packages for dealing with disruptive behaviour such
as intruders disrupting classes and public lectures
ii.  Develop and implement strategies for dealing with violent, threatening and dangerous behaviour
• ensure University complies with "Protection of Workers from Violence in the Workplace" regulations
• implement educational activities to raise awareness of the issues
• develop and deliver training packages on responding effectively to
violent, threatening and dangerous behaviour Supplement to UBC Reports
UBC Reports • September 22,1994 9
iii. Participate with others on campus to develop a responsible conduct code, code of professional conduct, or code of rights and
responsibilities for faculty, staff and students
iv. Consider PSAC/PSO role in recommending action under the Criminal Code, Human Rights Act, or a UBC policy
• possible example: there is obviously a violation but no complainant
v.   Identify security risks suffered by special populations like gays and
lesbians and disabled persons
• develop specialized strategies to reduce these risks
vi. Promote scheduling of night building use so as to concentrate
community members in highly travelled, well lit areas
• financial spin-offs supplement personal security advantages by
concentrating building use
• janitorial sen-ices
• utilities
• food services
• centralizes security bus pick-ups and drop-offs
• facilitates AMS SafeWalk
vii. Review the effect on personal security of reducing campus services
such as building heating, cleaning, lighting and food services
• to what extent does the loss of utilities and services make the
affected areas of campus less user friendly and increase personal
security risks by reducing campus population?
viii. Solicit student support to increase human presence in appropriate areas of campus
• increases activity in these areas
• may provide career development opportunities, for example:
• Fine Arts students as guides in galleries
• Library Science students in support roles in libraries
• Teaching Assistants to get training and pamphlets on personal
ix. Review security bus service and other security escort services
• Security Services will conduct an internal audit in the immediate
• conduct user and non-user surveys
• consider routes and schedules
• coordinate with Personal Assistance Station expansion, AMS
SafeWalk, LightWalks
• study possibility of forming jointly funded internal bus service with
B.C. Transit
x.   Develop marked and mapped LightWalk  or SafeWalk  pathways
• coordinate with security bus service, Personal Assistance Stations,
AMS SafeWalk
xi. Study feasibility of 24-hour supervised study centre
• libraries, computer labs
xii. Establish jogging partners program
• working with Athletics and Sports Services or other appropriate body
xiii. Develop personal security strategies for community members
working in remote locations
xiv. Organize "Take Back the Night"  walks
• street festivals in walking area of campus
xv. Evaluate causal connection between alcohol and drug abuse and
acquaintance sexual assault ( ASA} and other crimes against the
xvi. Review applicable UBC alcohol and drug policies
• evaluate UBC s liability for alcohol- and drug-related personal
security incidents
• recommend appropriate changes to UBC alcohol and drug use
xvii. Ensure effective policing of licensed premises and events involving alcohol
• RCMP role
• Security Services role
• role of other responsible parties
xviii. Review impact of location of licensed premises on incidents
involving risks to personal security
xix. Follow up on current status of submission to Attorney General of
B.C. re amendment of Trespass Act
• to ensure unwanted intruders can be effectively removed from
xx. Research and promote legislative alternatives to Trespass Act
• amendment of University Act
• Criminal Code, section 41 allows for removal of trespassers
• what is a trespasser under that section? It appears to be different
from the Trespass Act definition
xxi. Determine UBC's liability re offences committed on campus
• vagrancy
• trespassing
• vandalism
• exhibitionism
• alcohol abuse
• drug abuse
• criminal offences generally
• traffic offences causing injury
xxii. Determine what UEL legislation applies to UBC
• is any of it relevant to personal security?
3.b.     support the Equity office in addressing human rights violations,
discrimination and harassment
i.    Identify PSAC's and PSO's roles with respect to addressing human
rights violations, harassment and discrimination
• (overlaps with addressing violent, threatening, dangerous and
disruptive behaviour)
• provide input on relevant UBC policies
• support and promote Human Rights Policy (currently in Draft #3)
• promote counselling and other support services available on and off
• assist in investigations
• PSAC to act as legal resource: drafting, opinions
3.c. cooperate with others on campus to maintain and foster an environment which promotes freedom of intellectual inquiry and expression
for all members of the University community
i.    Develop and promote open, positive, supportive academic and work
culture and environment
ii.   Promote activities of Teaching and Academic Growth (TAG) in recognizing and effectively addressing infringements upon the freedoms of
intellectual inquiry and expression in the classroom
iii. Consider development of relevant course in Managerial and Other Skills
Training (MOST) program
4. MONITOR ongoing developments of campus infrastructure TO ENSURE
acceptable personal security criteria and standards of crime prevention
through environmental design (CPTED)
a. Provide input, audit and approve infrastructure and related plans re
personal security concerns
• PSO liaison with Campus Planning re social and physical planning
generally, and in particular:
• audit and approval of building plans
• design of spaces between buildings
• traffic, pedestrian and cyclist safety concerns
b. Systematically audit environmental security hazards and identify
remedial measures
shrubbery control
securing and/or demolition of abandoned structures
placement of dumpsters and other vision obstructions
installation and maintenance of signs and directories
repair of vandalism
traffic hazards
Develop and promote policies and procedures designed to enhance an
effective, coordinated and timely University response to personal security incidents
a. Promote easy incident reporting and effective, unified response
• develop policies which reduce  red tape  suffered by community members trying to report incidents
• agencies accept anonymous complaints
• agencies accept complaints not within their jurisdiction and refer them
to appropriate agency for action
• develop written protocols which clarify roles of various agencies
• ensures efficient inter-agency referral
• ensures quick and appropriate response to incidents
• promotes public confidence
• promotes good relations between agencies (no turf wars)
• include off-campus agencies, e.g.. Pacific Spirit Park, in these initiatives
b. Form Incident Response Team
• identify team members, e.g., counselling, media liaison, RCMP, security
• train team members
• determine circumstances under which team will take action
• consult with other groups that have similar mandates
c. PASS radio system upgrade
• consider installation of repeater
• currently many dead  areas and poor unit-to-unit communication
• consider centralized campus communication operations centre. Class A
• could be integrated with proposed BC Transit loop parkade 10 UBC Reports • September 22,1994
The 1995 UBC Open House has
been rescheduled for the fall
term, October 13,14 & 15,1995
NEW CONSTRUCTION ...site preparation for Chan Shun Centre for the
Performing Arts, a concert/convocation centre, theatre and cinema,
adjacent to the new Rose Garden Parkade ...Student Recreation
Centre, behind SUB on Mclnnes Field.
ONGOING CONSTRUCTION ...Advanced Materials Processing
Engineering Labs (AMPEL), located adjacent to the Pulp and Paper
Centre on East Mall, completion mid '95 ...The Morris and Helen
Belkin Art Gallery, along Main Mall in front of the Frederic Wood
Theatre, completion late '94 ...Faculty of Education's Scarfe Expansion fit Renovation, Teacher Education Office and a new Education
Library, at the corner of Main Mall and University Blvd. Ongoing construction and renovation of Scarfe will continue until mid '95 ...
The Thunderbird Student Housing complex, nearing completion along
Thunderbird Blvd.
COMPLETE ...The Rose Garden Parkade, the Rose Garden restoration
and plaza will continue until November ...Green College, graduate
student residence adjacent to Cecil Green House.
WATCH for construction to begin on the Walter C. Koerner Library
Centre and the environmentally friendly C.K. Choi Building for the
Institute for Asian Research, later this year.
LIGHTING/SIGNAGE...along Agricultural Walk from SUB to Place
Vanier and part of West Mall is now complete. This project will serve as
a standard and guideline for future lighting and signage projects across
East and West Malls open to two-way, low speed traffic, Main Mall
designated a pedestrian area, only emergency vehicles permitted. All
service access to buildings via East and West Malls.
For more detailed information drop by Campus Planning & Development,
2210 West Mall, call 822-8228. E-mail: laird@unixg.ubc.ca  or "View UBC".
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Medicine appoints
associate deans
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
The Faculty of Medicine has announced
the appointment of Dr. Andrew Chalmers.
an   associate
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professor of
Medicine, as
dean. Undergraduate Edu-
riculum and
Dr. Andrew
Seal, an associate professor
of Surgery, as
dean. Undergraduate Education.    The
three-year terms took effect August 1.
Chalmers received his undergraduate
education at the University of Capetown,
South Africa, and his MD from the University of British Columbia. He obtained
a Royal College Fellowship in Internal
Medicine from UBC and the Mayo Clinic
and a fellowship in Rheumatology from
UBC and the University of Toronto.
A former board member of the Arthritis Society of B.C. and Yukon, he has also
participated in numerous national
rheumatology committees, including task
forces on patient, public and allied health
professional education.
From 1981 to 1991, Chalmers served
as head of UBC's Division of
Rheumatology, based at the Vancouver
Hospital and Health Sciences Centre.
His involvement in undergraduate
medical education includes chairing
UBC's curriculum planning committee
during the university's last major curriculum reform and the Dept. of Medicine's undergraduate education committee.
Seal, a graduate of Guy's Hospil:al
Medical School, University of London,
entered the general surgery residency
training program at UBC in 1975 and
became a fellow of the Royal College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in
He returned to the University of London where he obtained a Master of Surgery degree be-
fore re-joining
UBC  in   1981
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as an assistant
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professor   in
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the Dept. of
Surgery. He
has served as
head of the Division of General Surgery
since 1988.
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Seal, whose
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research inter
ests include in-
bowel disease, began his involvement
with undergraduate education while at
Guy's Hospital Medical School. Since
1992, he has been instrumental in organizing the surgical club for first-year
medical students at UBC.
Dental congress offers
chance to share ideas
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
The international dental community
will converge in Vancouver to share information on the most current issues affecting the oral health profession during the
82nd World Dental Congress Oct. 1 - 8 at
the Vancouver Trade and Convention
This congress is so important, not
only to dental practitioners and for patient care, but also to the education of
UBC dental students," said Dr. Marcia
Boyd, a professor of Clinical Dental Sciences and a member of the organizing
An estimated 20,000 oral health professionals and educators are expected to
attend the conference which will focus on
the role of each member of the dental
team as crucial to ensuring and maintaining quality oral health care worldwide.
The most comprehensive scientific
program ever assembled for the congress
will include updates in fluoride and anti-
plaque therapies, the early diagnosis and
treatment of pre-cancerous oral lesions,
dental laser technology, esthetic advances, implants, the challenges of geriatric dentistry and infant dental care.
"This year students will have the
unique opportunity to attend the congress and be exposed to the international
practice and research community," Boyd
Deans and faculty members from dental schools from around the world will
also meet during the event to discuss
issues of mutual interest and concern,
share ideas, innovations and concepts
and to develop position papers on educational issues.
Boyd will address this group on the
topic of curricular changes and the future of dental education in North America.
UBC buildings recognized for
excellence in use of wood
Three buildings on campus have been
recognized in a national awards program
that honours excellence in building design using wood.
The three buildings were among 13 in
Canada chosen by a jury of architects
from a total of 130 submissions. Awards
were presented by the Canadian Wood
Council in three categories: residential,
commercial and renovated.
The Hulbert Group Architects received
a merit award in the commercial category
for the Forintek Canada building, the
Vancouver laboratory of Canada's forest
product research institute.
The lab, one of the largest modern
wood-frame buildings in Canada, uses vir
tually every available wood product.
Also in the commercial category, Larry
McFarland Architects received a merit
award for the First Nations Longhouse,
UBC's native student centre.
Based on Coast Salish native architecture, the building incorporates huge western red cedar logs arranged in frames
that support a distinctive curving roof.
Birmingham and Wood Architects and
Planners, in association with Paul Merrick
Architects, received recognition for their
renovation of Graham House at Green
College. The focus ofthe renovation was
the dining hall which was expanded by
removing attic and second floor framing,
leaving the original rafters exposed.
by staff writers
Asst. Prof. John Wright has been appointed head ofthe Dept. of Theatre
and Film.
Wright replaces Errol Durbach, who has held the position for seven
years.  Durbach will teaching after a year sabbatical.
Wright, who has been at UBC since 1988, teaches Introduction to Film
and Television and Advanced Problems in Film Production - Directing and
Acting.  His career has encompassed theatre, film and television as a writer,
producer, director and actor.
His feature film, The Visitor, was awarded the Silver Sirene in Naples in
1974 and he has received many awards for his television dramas and documentaries.
Wright is a former senior member of the Directors' Guild of Canada.
Michael Ames, professor of Anthropology and
director ofthe Museum of Anthropology (MOA),
has been awarded this year's Weaver-Tremblay
Award for exceptional contributions to Canadian applied
Ames has been the MOA's director since 1974 and is
credited with guiding its development into one of the
world's most important research and educational
The award is named in honour of two Canadian
applied anthropologists, the late Sally Weaver and
Marc-Adelard Tremblay, and was instituted in 1992-93
by the Society for Applied Anthropology in Canada.
Three UBC faculty members have been appointed to the newly created
Medical and Health Care Services Appeal Board.
The 10-member board will hear appeals of and rule on decisions made
by the province's Medical Services Commission concerning the operation of
the Medical Services Plan (MSP). The public may also appeal to the board
concerning orders that cancel their enrolment in MSP or that restrict or limit
the MSP-eligible medical services they can receive.
The UBC members of the appeal board, appointed by the Lieutenant-
Governor in Council, are: Janice Dillon, an associate clinical professor of
Medicine and a lawyer specializing in health and administrative law; Dr.
Kenneth Leighton, a professor emeritus of Anesthesia; and Dr. Gait Wilson,
a clinical instructor of Family Practice.
Prof. Olav Slaymaker, associate vice-president,
Research, has been appointed to the board of
governors of the International Development
Research Centre (IDRC) for a four-year term.
A Crown corporation created in 1970, the IDRC
helps developing countries find their own solutions to
development problems through research. The IDRC
gives support directly to Third World institutions whose
primary research focus is on meeting the basic needs of
people in overcoming the problems of poverty.
At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the
IDRC's mandate was broadened to emphasize sustainable development issues.
Science Dean Emeritus George Volkoff and Pediatrics Prof. Dr. Wah Jun
Tze have been appointed officers of the Order of Canada.
The appointments were announced recently in Ottawa by Gov. Gen. Ray
Hnatyshyn. Volkoff and Tze's investiture will take place at Rideau Hall on
Oct. 19.
Volkoff was a Governor General's gold medal winner when he graduated
with a bachelor's degree from UBC in 1934. His PhD thesis at Berkeley was
directed by physicist Robert Oppenheimer.
A pioneer in the development of Canada's atomic power industry, Volkoff
joined UBC in 1940 and headed the Dept. of Physics from 1961 to 1971. He
became dean ofthe Faculty of Science in 1972 and held that position for
seven years until his retirement in 1979.
He also served as chair of the board of trustees of Vancouver General
Hospital and as president of the UBC Faculty Association.
Tze specializes in pediatric endocrinology, specifically in the area of diabetes.
Besides conducting ongoing research, he is chair of the Child Health 2000
World Congress and Exposition to be held in Vancouver next year.
Tze organized a similar conference in 1992 to address the problem of
infant mortality. About 40,000 children around the world die every day, often
of preventative causes.
He is also the founder of the Canada-China Child Health Foundation that
has arranged a dozen partnerships between Canadian and Chinese children's
Biochemist George Mackie has been appointed
professor and head of the Dept. of Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology in the Faculty of Medicine
for a five-year term effective July 1.
Mackie, a native of Winnipeg, studied at the University of Toronto and Cornell University before pursuing
post-doctoral research as a fellow of the Medical
Research Council of Canada at the University of
Geneva in Switzerland.
His research interests include RNS-protein interactions. He has been a professor in the Dept. of Biochemistry at the University of Western Ontario since 1974.
Mackie 12 UBC Reports ■ September 22,1994
No time to waste
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
Recently, someone asked Dr.
Peggy Ross's husband Jock why
she accepted the newly created
appointment of associate dean.
Equity in the Faculty of Medicine.
"Peggy had a day off, that's why
she took the job," was his reply.
Anyone who knows Ross wouldn't
find her husband's response flippant
considering that she herself says that
"a 30-hour-day, eight-day-week
would be wonderful."
Ross, a clinical associate professor
of Anesthesia and a full-time obstetrical anesthetist, has been in her new
role since December.
Responsible for issues related to
gender, human rights, minorities and
the disabled which may be of concern
to faculty, students and residents in
the Faculty of Medicine, she sees her
role as a sounding board for the
people she serves.
"I.don't have all the answers, but
being here brings the problems to the
surface instead of having them being
As well as her medical and academic training, Ross's experiences as
a mother who raised four children,
have prepared her well for the role.
She remembers vividly an incident
more than 20 ago involving her
daughter Alison, who was then a
student in Grade 2.
"Alison had made a poster for a
class project saying that she wanted
to be a doctor," Ross recalls. "Her
teacher told her no, she couldn't be a
doctor because girls become nurses.
Alison told the teacher that her mom
was a doctor. The teacher insisted
that I was a nurse."
It was a proud moment for Ross
when Alison graduated from UBC's
Faculty of Medicine last May, 35
years after Ross received her medical
degree from the university.
After some prodding, Ross reluctantly admits that she spends more
than the allotted one day a week
working at equity issues.
Much of the extra time is spent
travelling from her offices at UBC and
the B.C. Women's Hospital and
Health Centre to coffee shops around
the city on her days off the job.
It is the venue most often requested for meetings by students —
who top the list for her services —
concerned about anonymity, she
How does she cope with the extra
demands on her schedule?
"I'm efficient and constructive with
the time I have," Ross said. "I'm a
doer. I also believe that dedication
and energy make things happen."
Ross has plenty of both, traits she
learned from her mother who was
widowed when Ross was five.
Despite the hardships, her mother
always encouraged Ross and her
sister to be what they wanted to be,
emphasizing that they had choices,
and the important role education
plays in achieving goals.
When the time came, she mortgaged their home to ensure that Ross
and her sister could go to university.
Having a daughter enrolled in the
faculty made Ross aware that female
medical students still encounter
some of the same obstacles that
existed three decades earlier.
The most enduring barrier appears
to be women feeling pressured to
choose certain medical specialties
because they perceive bias against
them in others, Ross said.
Currently, women comprise approximately 50 per cent of the
enrolment in UBC's medical
school. Ross feels that number has
helped to change behaviour in the
Faculty of Medicine and she is hopeful
that attitudes will change as well. But
she stresses that change for the sake of
change is not her goal.
"I am here to help promote an
environment that is conducive to
learning and working, to sensitize men
and women to each other's differences."
Ross hopes to achieve that task by
being a guiding influence as the
Faculty of Medicine embarks on a
revision of its curriculum to involve
gender and minority issues.
'The old curriculum centred on the
70-kilogram male. I want the new one
to focus on people."
Ross has already introduced gender
issues workshops dealing with harassment in years one and four of the
medical school's current curriculum.
She is in the process of incorporating issues of violence and research in
women's health into the new curriculum being planned by the faculty.
"Medical schools have to be accountable to society," Ross said. "We need to
train physicians to recognize society's
problems and how they precipitate into
physical illness, and then train them
how to deal with the problems in an
unstereotypical way."
Ross also believes that the students
themselves play an important part in
curriculum reform.
"I thoroughly enjoy teaching. It puts
you in contact with students and
residents, which completes the circle. If
you want to initiate courses, you have
to see where the students are coming
from and what their needs are."
She credits Dr. Martin Hollenberg,
dean ofthe Faculty of Medicine,
for showing leadership in creating
the office of associate dean, Equity, the
only position of its scope at a Canadian
In addition, Ross commends Rick
Hansen, advisor to the president on
disability and accessibility issues, for
the great strides he has made in raising
awareness of these issues on campus.
"We need to train
physicians to
recognize society's
problems and how
they precipitate
into physical
illness, and then
train them how to
deal with the
problems in an
Associate Dean
Peggy Ross
Since her appointment, Ross has
worked closely with advisor
Margaretha Hoek in UBC's Sexual
Harassment Policy Office and
Sharon Kahn, the university's
associate vice-president. Equity, to
achieve results on a limited budget.
"Sharing information is a vital
component of the job," Ross said.
"You can't be isolated or afford to
reinvent the wheel."
Ross has dealt with about 25
complaints since last December, from both individuals and
groups. Many of them were resolved
through informal discussion after the
parties involved were made aware
that behaviour changes were needed.
Her first complainant was male, a
point Ross makes to emphasize that
her role is to ensure equity for both
men and women.
With a new school year starting,
Ross was getting excited about
addressing first-year medical students about her new role in the
"I think it is important for them to
know that they have a place to come
for direction."
It may even be a place that serves
a good cup of coffee.


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