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 Asia Pacific Business Studies Centre funded
DATOM
BC Weeds Its Universities
'Day of
Concern'
rally set
B.C.'s three universities, all suffering
from cutbacks in provincial government
funding, will take their case to the public
on Saturday (Sept. 8).
The faculty associations of the
University of Victoria, the University of
British Columbia and Simon Fraser
University are sponsoring a "Day of
Concern" at the Robson Square Media
, Centre in downtown Vancouver.
Dr. Scott Wallace, former leader of the
Progressive Conservative party in B.C., will
be master of ceremonies at an hour-long
program that starts at 10:30 a.m.
One of the featured speakers will be
Robert Alexander, president of Microtel
Ltd., who will explain how high
technology benefits from university research.
William Saywell, president of SFU will
speak on universities as the solution to hard
times, and the president of UBC, George
Pedersen, will explain that what damages
the universities in the short-run hurts
society in the long-run.
Here is the full program for Sept 8:
10:30 a.m. DR. SCOTT WALLACE,
master of ceremonies, will introduce each
speaker after first introducing leading
figures from the academic community
who will be on stage in support of the event.
10:35 a.m. "Why I'm Glad I Went to
UBC" - EARLE BIRNEY, the writer,
entered UBC in 1922 and went on the
Great Trek one year later. He will say that
UBC enlarged his vision of life.
10:45 p.m. "Why High Tech Industries
Need Universities" - ROBERT ALEXANDER, president of Microtel Ltd., will
state that universities help provide the
leading-edge research which high tech
needs in order to advance.
10:50 a.m. "Why Society Deserves to
Have Academic Freedom and University
Autonomy Protected" - MARGUERITE
FORD, Vancouver City Council alderman,
will point out that only with academic
freedom and university autonomy can
universities fulfill their heavy public
responsibilities.
10:55 a.m. "The Universities Are the
Solution, Not the Problem" — WILLIAM
Please turn to Page 2
See CONCERN
Hut M-27, which ended its life as a social centre for students in Commerce, went up in
smoke Thursday (Aug. 30) as part of a training exercise for members of the University
Endowment Lands Fire Department. M-27 and adjacent M-28, which was burned as part
of the same exercise on Friday, were among the few remaining survivors of the more than 300
army huts brought to the campus after the Second World War to serve as classrooms,
laboratories and offices for an expanding faculty and students body. Total of 12 of the old
buildings will be demolished by December of this year.
The federal government has announced
that it will provide $2.1 million Jo enable
UBC, UVic and SFU to establish a Centre
for Asia Pacific Business Studies.
The centre will be a tri-university
cooperative enterprise in support of
Canadian business in the Asia Pacific
countries.
Each of the participating universities will
receive $500,000 for the establishment of
chairs in Asia Pacific studies. The professors
appointed to the chairs will undertake and
coordinate research directed to the centre's
objectives.
UBC's $500,000 will be used to establish a
chair of international trade in the Faculty
of Commerce and Business Administration.
Each university is also expected to match
the federal contributions.
The joint submission by the B.C.
universities to the federal government
proposes that the centre be located in
downtown Vancouver. Ideally, the centre
would be a part of the new Canada
Harbour Place development on the Burrard
Inlet waterfront, UBC's president. Dr. K.
George Pedersen said, and the universities
have had discussions with the Vancouver
Board of Trade, which is establishing a
World Trade Centre there, about the
possibility of a joint undertaking.
Dr. Pedersen said a director for the
centre — "possibly someone already at one
of the three participating universities" —
would be responsible for program
development and delivery and for
coordinating the work of the centre with
other agencies.
The objectives of the centre would be to
provide research and information in
support of Canadian businesses operating
in, or interested in penetrating, Asia
Pacific markets; to conduct research aimed
at improving the Canadian business-edge
in the region; and to develop programs in
consultation with academics, business,
labor and government to encourage growth
in Canadian business opportunities in the
Asia Pacific regions.
"This is an extremely important
development for higher education in B.C."
Dr. Pedersen said. "A combination of the
resources of the three B.C. universities, the
new Asia Pacific Foundation and the
World Trade Centre at Harbour Place
means that Vancouver will become the
focal point of Canadian expertise and
learning for the Asia Pacific region."
28,500 enrolment forecast
UBC enrolment planners estimate there
will be 26,387 students registered for the
1984-85 daytime winter session, an
increase of one per cent over last year, when
daytime enrolment reached a record
26,175 graduate and undergraduate students.
The daytime enrolment estimate shows
an increase despite the fact that the
numbers of students who will be admitted
to faculties and degree programs at the
first-year level is expected to decline to
about 3,785 students from last year's 4,060
studeiits.
This year's decline at the first-year level
will be largely offset by the retention of
students who were last year registered in
first-year programs.
Earlier this year, UBC's Senate
recommended that only 3,250 students be
admitted to the first year of degree
ASK ME!
UBC is a large, and frequendy
confusing place to be for first-timers on
campus. In order to help people who may
need directions or any other kind of
assistance during the first few weeks of
September, the Alma Mater Society has set
up an ASK ME program. Watch for UBC
volunteers around campus wearing orange
ASK ME buttons and T-shirts.
programs that can be entered direcdy
from high school. This figure was revised in
the light of estimates from faculties which
admit students to first year of the maximum
number of students they could
accommodate.
UBC's total winter session enrolment
will be swelled by students who register for
nighttime credit courses and for correspondence courses offered under the
Guided Independent Study program.
The estimated 2,142 students expected to
enrol for night and correspondence
courses, added to the 26,387 daytime
students, will give UBC a grand total of
about 28,500 students in the 1984-85 winter UBC Reports September 5, 1984
Pulp, paper contract awarded
The University of B.C. and Canada's
pulp and paper industry have taken another
step in a co-operative program aimed at
making UBC "a world leader in pulp and
paper education and research."
Dean Martin Wedepohl, head of UBC's
Faculty of Applied Science, said construction of a $5.7 million Pulp and Paper
Centre on the UBC campus "provides a
unique opportunity for close collaboration
between UBC and B.C.'s largest industry."
UBC has awarded a construction contract
worth $4,211,500 to Grimwood Construction Ltd. of Vancouver for construction of
the 32,250-square foot building to be built
at the comer of Agronomy Road and the
East Mall on the UBC campus as part of a
complex of buildings housing the Faculty of
Applied Science.
Completion of the three-storey building
Comment asked for on
Graduate Centre report
A four-member committee that has
spent the summer looking into problems
associated with UBC's Graduate Student
Centre has recommended establishment of
a joint University-graduate student trust
committee to monitor future operations of
the social centre.
The committee, chaired by Prof. James
Richards of Agricultural Sciences, was
established by President K. George
Pedersen in May after the University
assumed management of the centre, which
has been operated by the Graduate
Student Society (GSS) since 1982 under an
agreement with the University.
The University decided to assume
management of the building in May
because of a financial deficit of about
$100,000 owing to the University by the
GSS.
Other members of the presidential
advisory committee that prepared the
ten-page report for President Pedersen
were Prof. David Williams, head of the UBC
physics department, and the two student
members of UBC's Board of Governors,
Dave Frank and Don Holubitsky.
Dr. Neil Risebrough, associate vice-
president for student services, said the
committee's report was a public document
and was under study by the administration.
He said interested members of the
University community are invited to
comment on the report and its
recommendations. Copies are available in
the Graduate Student Centre or from Dr.
Risebrough's office in the Old Administration
Building.
The advisory committee to President
Pedersen said the proposed trust committee
should be made up of equal numbers of
presidential appointees and graduate
CONCERN
Continued from Page 1
SAYWELL, president of Simon Fraser
University, will explain why universities
are the solution to hard times, not part of
the cause.
11 a.m. GEORGE PEDERSEN, UBC's
president, will explain that what damages
universities in the short-run hurts society in
the long-run, and that what helps
universities now will help society in the
future.
11:05 a.m. "Post-Secondary Enrolment
and Degree Performance: How British
Columbia Ranks Nationally" - HOWARD
PETCH, president of the University of
Victoria, will show that B.C.'s rates have
gone from positions of pre-eminence in
the '60's to near the bottom today, ip almost
every comparison.
11:10 a.m. "Restraint the Student Factor"
-JOANNE HOWARD, student society
president at the University of Victoria, will
say that universities offer women the best
chance of gaining equality of status with
their male peers, and also that higher
education may become restricted to persons
fortunate of birth rather than persons of
merit
11:15 a.m. MEDIA QUESTIONS, after
which Trilogy Brass will play the audience
out
For more information, contact Prof. Jake
Zilber, Day of Concern chairman, at
254-6585 or 228-3883.
student representatives, plus a chairman
appointed by the president.
The trust committee would meet
regularly to receive reports on operations of
the centre, air problems, make recommendations concerning the operation and
maintenance of the facility and give
approval for building renovations and
refurbishing.
The trust committee would also receive
and deal with suggestions from the GSS
and the UBC Department of Food Services,
which the advisory committee recommends should take over food, beverage and
catering operations in the centre.
The committee said it is convinced that
the long-term involvement of University
Food Services in centre operations would
be in the best interests of all concerned
because of its "stability, flexibility, experience and expertise in the management
and delivery of daily food service on the
campus."
The report added that the activities and
responsibilities of Food Services in the
GSC "should be clearly delineated with
respect to control of access to space and
facilities, bookings, service to GSS-
sponsored functions, direction of employees,
reporting requirements, assignment of
revenues, setting of charges and fees, and
a protocol for periodic evaluation."
The advisory committee, in the section
of its report on "Fiscal Arrangements," says
the "substantial deficit which has
accumulated since 1982 indicates the need
for much closer control of the budgeting
process, of expenditures, and of credit if
the University is to continue to provide
financial services to GSS."
The committee recommends that the
University continue to act as the "banker"
for the GSS, as it has in the past "if
suitable controls can be established to
preclude the occurrence of deficits. "A
primary requirement," the report adds,
"should be the preparation and submission to the trust committee of an annual
break-even (or better) budget for GSS
operations."
Future fiscal arrangements between the
GSS and the University should include an
understanding that the GSS would be
required to arrange suitable financing to
cover any future deficits, either by
referendum and a fee levy or from an
external source.
Other recommendations made by the
committee: the University should continue
to provide upkeep and services to the
centre without direct charge to the GSS;
the University should continue to collect
centre and GSS fees; and the University
should loan the GSS sufficient funds to
repay the current deficit.
Theatre season opens
The Freddie Wood Theatre will stage
John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger
Sept 19 through 29.
Tickets are $6.50 for regular admission,
$4.50 for students and seniors. You can
reserve a seat by calling 228-2678 or
dropping by Room 207 of the Frederic
Wood Theatre.
Other plays scheduled for the 1984-85
season are William Shakespeare's Twelfth
Night (Nov. 7-17), Moliere's The Imaginary
Invalid (Jan. 16-26) and Kurt Weill and
Bertolt Brecht's Happy End (March 6-16).
in January, 1986, will mark the
culmination of a chain of events that began
in 1978 when Dr. Richard J. Kerekes of the
Pulp and Paper Research Institute of
Canada (PAPRICAN) arrived on the UBC
campus to initiate a co-operative program in
several engineering departments in the
Faculty of Applied Science.
In November, 1983, Prof. Kerekes was
formally appointed director of the UBC
Pulp and Paper Centre, which will offer a
new master's degree program in pulp and
paper engineering, provide facilities for
postgraduate student research on problems
relevant to the industry and offer special
courses in pulp and paper technology.
Through PAPRICAN, the Canadian
pulp and paper industry will provide
approximately $1 million toward the
operational cost of the centre as well as
several major scholarships for graduate
students.
"The commitment of funds by
PAPRICAN to the operation of the centre
clearly demonstrates the importance that
this key Canadian industry attaches to the
UBC development" Dean Wedepohl said.
Dr. Kerekes said the funds to be
contributed annually by PAPRICAN
would be used to pay the salaries of
institute teachers, who will hold adjunct
professor appointments at UBC, and
support staff.
"We hope to have a very good library in
the building, which will serve as a
resource and information centre on pulp
and paper technology for the industry," he
said. The building will also provide office
and research and teaching space for
faculty members and graduate students
associated with the program.
Dr. Kerekes added that the UBC centre
would concentrate on training students
interested in engineering aspects associated
with the production and use of pulp and
paper.
The applied science centre is not to be
confused with another PAPRICAN project,
a $15-million staff research facility being
funded by the federal government which
will be built as part of UBC's Discovery
Park on the Wesbrook Mall south of 16th
Ave.
Paul Steele, pictured above with gold
medal won in the Coxed Heavyweight Eight
rowing finals at the XXIII Olympiad held
in Los Angeles last month, was one of 12
UBC students named to Canada's Olympic
team. Also bringing home a gold medal was
Patrick Turner, who was a member of the
same rowing crew.
Changes in the wind for
campus parking system
Some big changes are in the wind for
the administration and financing of the
parking system on the UBC campus.
Finance Vice-President Bruce Gellatly
says one of the first tasks that will face
Barry Foord, the new director of
administrative services, when he arrives on
campus will be to add parking to the list of
UBC ancillary enterprises.
This means that parking will join five
other campus units, including the
Bookstore, Food Services and Student
Housing and Conferences, which operate
as self-contained financial units. Each
ancillary enterprise operates on an annual
break-even basis, with revenues paying for
the replacement and upgrading of
facilities and repayment of debt
The objective in establishing parking as
an ancillary enterprise, says Mr. Gellatly, is
to isolate the cost of operating the system.
"At the moment," he says, "we have no
clear idea of what it costs or what it should
cost to operate our parking facilities because
the expenses are spread across several
administrative areas of the University.
"We may go to coin-operated entry to
some lots," he says, "and I can foresee a
change from the present system of issuing
annual faculty and staff decals to one where
a permanent decal is issued and payment
is made on an ongoing monthly payroll
deduction basis."
The first step in the revamping of UBC's
parking system took place during the
summer when the Board of Governors
approved a revised scale of parking
charges for 1984-85 recommended by the
President's Committee on Traffic and
Parking. Included in the motion approving
the charges was a clause specifying that all
revenue generated from parking-fee
increases should be used exclusively for
the maintenance and development of
campus parking facilities.
Specifically, revenue resulting from
increased charges for parking in "B" lots
on the south campus, where the annual fee
has been doubled from $12 to $24, will be
used to upgrade those lots.
"Ultimately," Mr. Gellatly said, "our goal
is to answer the question, 'What are people
getting for the rent they pay for a parking
space?' They should get a return that assures
them of good-quality parking facilities."
The revised scale of parking fees means,
however, that it will cost most people a
litde more to park on campus in 1984-85.
Here is the new fee scale (percentage
figures in brackets indicate the increase over
1983-84).
Faculty and staff, business and medical —
$120 (5%); Health Sciences Centre
Parkade — $132 (no change); Music
Building (underground parking) — $195
(5%); Preferred student parking — $54
(20%); Resident parking - $16 (7%);
General B lot - $24 (100%); Associate decal
— $11 (10%); Visitor parking: each hour or
portion — 50 cents (no change), maximum
per day - $4 (14%), flat night rate - $1.50
(20%); meters (each half hour) — 25 cents
(no change); motorcycles: faculty and staff
- $14 (no change), students - $14 (100%). UBC Reports September 5, 1984
Where to look
for part-time
jobs at UBC
The summer of '84 wasn't exactly a
vintage season for jobs for students ...
which means that some bank balances
may need the boost of part-time
employment in the winter months.
UBC Reports did a survey of UBC units
that list or offer part-time jobs. Here's what
we found out
The Alma Mater Society offers work for
about 125 students in the Pit Pub, Gallery
Lounge, Subcetera (candy counter), games
room and copy centre. Students should
apply to supervisors in each area. The
AMS also hires students for odd jobs (apply
to Room 238 of the Student Union
Building). Terry Jackson, AMS administrative assistant, says that more jobs will be
available when the expansion of the
Student Union Building is completed in
January. Another option is to register with
the AMS temporary personnel service.
The referral service links students with
temporary on- and off-campus office jobs.
If you have been authorized for the Work
Study Program, there are more than 400
placements listed at the Canada Employment Centre in Brock Hall. In addition,
the centre has listings for about 100
part-time jobs in (he UBC library and
several other part-time positions.
Positions are also available in the food
service units of the campus residences.
Business manager Shirley Louie says these
jobs are usually tilled by students living in
the residences. Interested students should
apply to the individual residences.
Choirs reach finals
in CBC competition
A UBC choir and two other local choirs
conducted by UBC faculty members have
reached the finals in the fifth national
radio competition for amateur choirs
sponsored by the Canadian Broadcasting
Corp.
Each of the choirs with a UBC
connection will be heard between 8:11 and
10 a.m. on Sept. 16, 23 and 30 on the
Sunday morning stereo program entitled
Choral Concert hosted by Howard Dyck,
with the winners in various categories being
announced on Sept. 30.
Two groups in the adult mixed choirs
category conducted by UBC faculty
member James Fankhauser will be heard on
Sept. 16. He'll conduct both the UBC
University Singers and the Vancouver
Cantata Singers.
The University Singers will again be in
the spotlight on Sept. 23 when they
perform under the direction of Prof.
Fankhauser in the category of Best
Performance of a Canadian choral Work.
On Sept 30, listeners will be able to
hear the Richmond group called Phoenix
performing in the Contemporary Choral
Music category under the direction of UBC
music professor Cortland Hultberg.
Winning choirs will receive a $1,000 first
prize or a $500 second prize in each
category. An additional $500 is offered for
best performance of a Canadian work.
Botanical Garden
holds annual sale
The Friends of the UBC Botanical
Garden are holding their annual plant
sale for students Tuesday, Sept 11
through Thursday, Sept. 13, from noon
to 6 p.m. daily. Departments wishing
to purchase plants can do so with
signed requisitions. The sale is being
held on the tennis court of Norman
MacKenzie House. Please enter
through the Botanical Garden office,
6501 northwest Marine Drive
(immediately west of the Museum of
Anthropology).
The UBC Thunderbirds open their 1984 home season Friday (Sept. 7) against the
University of Calgary, after a disappointing season opener in Saskatoon that sate UBC fall to
the Saskatchewan Huskies 28-5. This week's game against the Dinosaurs at Thunderbird
Stadium at 7:30 p.m. is the first of two home stands for the 'Birds, who will meet the
University of Manitoba Bisons one week later (Sept. 14).
UBC's dean of Arts resigns
Dr. Robert M. Will plans to step down as
dean of the Faculty of Arts, which he has
headed for the past decade, on June 30,
1985.
He will return to full-time teaching and
research duties in the Department of
Economics in July 1986, following a year's
leave of absence.
UBC's president, Dr. George Pedersen,
said Dean Will had had responsibility for
the largest UBC faculty budget for 15 years
and had brought "superb management
skills to this most demanding and important
position."
Prior to becoming dean of Arts in 1975,
Prof. Will was acting dean of the faculty
for a year and assistant dean from July 1,
1970. "Dr. Will has served the faculty and
the University with distinction," President
Pedersen said, "and it was with great regret
that I recommended to the Board of
Governors in August that his resignation
be accepted."
Prof. Will has been a UBC faculty
member since 1957. He is a graduate of the
University of Western Ontario, where he
was awarded the University gold medal
when he graduated with the degree of
Bachelor of Arts in 1953. He is also a
Institute opens
series on Sept. 15
B.C. politics, the arms race, pornography,
artificial intelligence and recent advances
in cancer research will be among the topics
discussed during the 68th fall season of
free public lectures sponsored by the
Vancouver Institute. The series begins
Sept 15 on the University of B.C. campus.
The series opens with a lecture on "The
Role of Law in Japan: Comparison with the
West" by Prof. Hideo Tanaka, former dean
of Law at the University of Tokyo. There are
11 lectures in.the series, which ends on
Nov. 24 with a talk on "The Other Orwell:
Getting Away from 1984" by Dr. Bernard
Crick, a professor of political science at the
University of London.
All Vancouver Institute lectures take
place in Lecture Hall 2 of the Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre on the UBC
campus, beginning at 8:15 p.m.
A brochure listing all Institute lectures is
available by calling 228-3131.
graduate of Duke University, where he
received the degrees of Master of Arts and
Doctor of Philosophy.
In the economics department where he
has continued to teach while serving as
dean, Prof. Will has specialized on studies
on the history of economic thought and
fiscal policy and taxation.
Major libraries
close earlier
UBC's Library system will be open fewer
hours during the 1984-85 winter session,
with the exception of the central-campus
Sedgewick undergraduate library, which
will continue to operate 100 hours a week.
The major effect of the library-hours
cutback has been to lop one hour of
weekday operation off last year's schedules.
The major campus libraries — Main,
Woodward and Law — will close their
doors an hour earlier at 10 p.m., instead of
11 p.m. as in the past
The cuts will produce about $30,000 to
help offset a $400,000 reduction in this
year's Library operating budget and library
officials say the remainder "has been
absorbed in ways we hope will not visibly
affect services to the library user."
One bright spot in the library picture is
that the budget for 1984-85 book
acquisitions has not been reduced in the
budget-cutting process.
Here are some other wrinkles in the
schedule of library-hour reductions.
• Major library buildings, with the
exception of Sedgewick, will close at 5
p.m. on Friday.
• All campus libraries, again with the
exception of Sedgewick, will be open from
12 noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, instead of
9 to 5 p.m. as in the past
• Libraries formerly open on Sunday
evenings will close no later than 8 p.m.,
Sedgewick excepted, although some
campus units and UBC libraries located at
affiliated hospitals will shut their doors at
5 p.m.
Sedgewick, which retains its normal
winter operation hours, provides space for
more than 1,200 users and includes a
working collection of reference and
bibliographical material.
26 entering
students get
scholarships
Twenty-six of B.C.'s top high school and
college graduates have been awarded
University of B.C. entrance scholarships
with a total value of $266,000.
All but one of the students are the
recipients of $10,000 UBC Entrance
Scholarships, payable at the rate of $2,500 a
year and renewable with satisfactory
academic standing.
The 26th student, Andre Marziali of
North Vancouver, is the second member of
his family to win the Bert Henry Memorial
Scholarship, a $16,000 award worth $4,000 a
year made to a student entering UBC from
Grade 12.
Andre's brother, Guido, now in
third-year Science at UBC, won the Henry
scholarship two years ago. Andre also
plans to enrol in the Faculty of Science.
Both are graduates of Argyll secondary
school in North Vancouver.
A West Vancouver brother and sister,
Farhang and Firhouzeh Rabbani, are each
recipients of $10,000 UBC Entrance
Scholarships.
The 26 award winners were chosen
from more than 400 students with
outstanding academic records. The 25
UBC Entrance Scholarships are new awards
approved earlier this year by UBC's Board
of Governors and Senate.
Following is a complete list of the
names and addresses of the scholarship
winners.
Bert Henry Memorial Scholarship ($4,000
a year for four years):
Andre Marziali of North Vancouver.
University of B.C. Entrance Scholarships
($2,500 each for four years entering from
Grade 12):
Michael Balzer of Port Alberni; Susan
Margaret Bree of Vancouver, Francis Chih
Fan Chang of West Vancouver; Ronald
Anthony Chin of Nanaimo; Cheryl
Elizabeth Dumaresq of langley; Margaret
Alexandra Fraser of Prince George;
Kathleen Lilian Hales of North Vancouver,
Romy Joanne Kozak of North Vancouver,
Donald Krawciw of Bunraby; Penny
Wai-Man Lee of Vancouver, Elizabeth Lim
Louie of Vancouver, Arthur Mar of
Vancouver, Douglas Donald Maskall of
Burnaby; Jane Grace McLeish of Victoria;
Kenneth Bruce Meilkejohn of Richmond;
Brent Murray Montague of Vancouver,
Stephen Ng of Vancouver; Alan McVey
Nichol of Vancouver, Monica Palme of
North Vancouver; Farhang Rabbani of West
Vancouver, Firouzeh Rabbani of West
Vancouver, Patricia I^e Ty of Surrey; Robert
Sze-Kwok Wai of West Vancouver
University of B.C. Entrance Scholarships
($2,500 each — entering from a Regional
College):
Shawn Day of Kelowna; (From
Okanagan College)
Frances Ellen Thomas of West
Vancouver, (From Capilano College)
UBC Commerce grad
named to Board
UBC graduate Robert H. Lee, president
of Prospero International Properties and
Realty of Vancouver, has been appointed
to the Board of Governors for a three-year
term of office by the provincial
government
Mr. Lee, who succeeds Alan F. Pierce on
the Board, graduated from UBC in 1959
with the degree of Bachelor of Commerce.
Two other members of the UBC Board
have been reappointed by the provincial
government for three-year terms. They are
Mrs. Joy McCusker and Gerald Hobbs, both
of whom chair standing committees of the
Board.
David McLean, a member of the Board
since 1980, was re-elected for a second term
as chairman of the Board for the year
beginning Sept 1. UBC Reports September 5, 1984
UDC
CalcndaR
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the weeks of Sept. 25 and 30,
material must be submitted not later than
4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13. Send
notices to Information Services, 6328
Memorial Road (Old Administration
Building). For further information, call
228-3131.
The Vancouver Institute.
Saturday, Sept. 15
The Role of Law in
Japan: Comparisons
with the West. Prof.
Hideo Tanaka, Law,
University of Tokyo.
Saturday, Sept. 22
Children. The
Casualties of a Failed
Marriage. The
Honorable Madame
Justice Bertha Wilson.
Lectures take place in Lecture Hall 2 of the
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre at
8:15 p.m. and are free of charge.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 9
Hockey.
UBC vs. the Kokudo club team from Japan.
Arena, Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre.
2 p.m.
MONDAY, SEPT. 10
The Pedersen Exchange.
An opportunity for any member of the
University community to meet with President
George Pedersen to discuss matters of concern.
Persons wishing to meet with the president
should identify themselves to the receptionist in
the Librarian's office, which is immediately to
the left of the main entrance to the Main
Library. The president will be available every
Monday when he is on campus, from 3:30 to
5 p.m.
Lipid and Lipoprotein Discussion
Group Seminar.
A Computer Based Model of Docosahexaenoic
Acid in Nerve Membrane. Dr. John Glomset,
Howard Hughes Institute, University of
Washington. Lecture Hall 4, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11
Hockey.
UBC vs. the Kokudo club team from Japan.
Arena, Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre.
7:30 p.m.
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Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Mozart and Bruch. Wesley Foster,
clarinet; Gerald Stanick, viola; and Robert
Silverman, piano. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13
Physics Colloquium.
Sub Ev Relativistic Synchrocyclotron with One
Electron. G. Gabrielse, Physics, University of
Washington. Room 201. Hennings Building.
4 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 14
Football.
UBC vs. the University of Manitoba.
Thunderbird Stadium. 7:30 p.m.
MONDAY, SEPT. 17
Cecil and Ida Green Lecture.
Legal Equality among Family Members in
Japan: The Impact of the Japanese Constitution
of 1946 on the Traditional Family System. Prof.
Hideo Tanaka, Law, University of Tokyo.
Rooms 101/102, Curtis Building. 12:30 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
Seminar.
Applications and Detections in Liquid
Chromatography. Rhonda Hanson, Hewlett
Packard Co. Room 4210, Harold Copp
Building. 12:30 p.m.
The Pedersen Exchange.
The exchange is cancelled today. The president
is available to meet with any member of the
University community to discuss matters of
concern every Monday when he is on campus,
from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in a room adjacent to the
Librarian's office in the Main Library.
Lipid and Lipoprotein Discussion
Group Seminar.
Role of Phosphatidic Acid Phosphohydrolase in
the Regulation of Glycerolipid Synthesis. Dr.
Dave Brindley, Biochemistry, The University of
Nottingham. Lecture Hall 4, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
Zoology Physiology Group Seminar.
Mechanisms of Salt and Water Regulation in   -
the Leech. Dr. Angela Wenning, Biology,
University of Konstanz. Room 2449, Biological
Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 18
Chemistry Lecture.
Structural and Mode of Actions Studies on
Antibiotics and Peptides. Prof. Dudley H.
Williams, University Chemical Laboratory,
Cambridge, England. Room 250, Chemistry
Building. 1 p.m.
Biomembranes Discussion Group
Seminar.
Skeleton of the Erythrocyte. Dr. Ted Steck.
Biochemistry, University of Chicago. Lecture
Hall 1, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. 4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19
Cancer Research Seminar.
Linear or Single Hit' Dose Dependencies: Can
Repair Processes Play a Role? Dr. Mortimer
Elkind, head. Radiology and Radiation Biology,
Colorado State University. Lecture Theatre,
B.C. Cancer Research Centre. 601 W. 10th Ave.
12 noon.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Complete Ballades, Scherzi and Impromptus of
Chopin Recital no. one. Robert Silverman,
piano. Recital Hall. Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Forestry Seminar.
UBC and its Relationship to Forestry and the
State of Academic Forestry in B.C. President
George Pedersen, UBC, and Dean R. Kennedy,
Forestry, UBC. Room 166, MacMillan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Office for Women Students.
Brown Bag Lunch Group. An informal four-
week discussion group for mature women
students new to UBC. For more information,
call the Office for Women Students at 228-2415.
Room 223, Brock Hall. 12:30 p.m.
Frederic Wood Theatre.
Opening night of John Osborne's play Look
Back in Anger. Continues until Saturday, Sept.
29 (except Sunday). For tickets and reservations,
call 228-2678. Frederic Wood Theatre. 8 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20
Physics Colloquium.
El-Nino, Interannual Variability and Fisheries in
the Northeast Pacific. Lawrence Mysak,
Mathematics and Oceanography, UBC. Room
201, Hennings Building. 4 p.m.
Faculty Recital.
Music of J.S. Bach, B. Britten, Villa-Lobos,
Turina and Payne. Michael Strutt, guitar.
Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 21
Women's Forum/Discussion.
Date Rape: A Campus Epidemic? For
information, call 228-2415. Room 223, Brock
Hall.  12:30 p.m.
Medical Biophysics Unit Seminar.
Repair and Misrepair in Radiation-Induced
Neoplastic Transformation. Dr. Mortimer
Elkind, Radiology and Radiation Biology,
Colorado State University. Lecture Hall 1,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
12:30 p.m.
Faculty Recital.
Music of Schaffrath, Stamitz, Kuhlau, Hummel
and Poulenc. Paul Douglas, flute; and Robert
Rogers, piano. Recital Hall. Music Building.
8 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 22
Men's Volleyball.
Alumni Game. War Memorial Gym. 8 p.m.
Notices...
Football
UBC's first home football game of the season
takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday (Sept. 7) in
Thunderbird Stadium.
Statistics newsletter and seminars
The Department of Statistics has begun
publishing a monthly newsletter. It, like its
predecessor, the newsletter of the former
Institute of Applied Mathematics and Statistics,
will include items of general interest to the
statistical community. News and notices about
such things as seminars, visitors, courses, recent
publications, and meetings, will be carried along
with personal news. To get on the mailing list
for this publication, write to The Editor,
Department of Statistics, The University of
British Columbia, 1984 Mathematics Road,
Vancouver, V6T   1W5.
The department will also soon launch an
interdisciplinary seminar series on
environmetrics: the measurement of the impact
of contaminants of all kinds and of acid rain on
the environment, in general, and on human
health, in particular. Of special interest are
problems of monitoring, regulation, control
evaluation, modeling long-range transportation
processes and data-base assembly. To be placed
on the mailing list write to
ENVIRONMETRICS SEMINAR, Department
of Statistics.
English as a second language
This fall the UBC Language Institute is offering
full- or part-time English courses for non-native
speakers. Daytime and evening study is available
for students of all levels. For more information,
please call 222-5285.
Reading, Writing and Study
Skills Centre
Improve your reading speed and comprehension,
composition, speech, study skills, vocabulary,
and spelling. The centre is offering 15 non-
credit courses this term, including Writing a
Research Paper; Writing Business Letters and
Memos for Results; Writing Effective Reports;
Editing, By All Means; Writing for
Professionals; and Improving Your Speaking
Voice. These classes begin the week of Sept. 24.
Two courses for students preparing for the UBC
English Composition Test, English Composition
Workshops and Preparation for ECT, begin
Sept. 15 and the following week. For registration
information, phone the Centre for Continuing
Education at 222-5245.
Library tours
Guided tours of Main and Sedgewick Libraries
will be given weekdays Sept. 10-21, at 10:30
a.m., 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Meet in the Main
Library entrance. The tour lasts about 45
minutes.
Key control
Effective Sept. 4, the hours of operation of the
Key Control Centre at 6366 Biological Sciences
Road will change to 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
weekdays. It will remain closed on weekends and
statutory holidays.
Hitchhiking zones
To make travelling to UBC a little easier during
the bus strike, UBC's student society is
suggesting that hitchhikers gather at the
following locations: For incoming traffic —
Burrard and Davie, Broadway and Granville,
Fourth and Burrard, Alma and Tenth, Dunbar
and King Edward, 41 and Oak, Granville at
Marine Dr. For outgoing traffic — The UBC
bus loop, which has five lanes, will be
designated Downtown via Fourth, Tenth to
Granville and points east, 16 east, 16 to Dunbar
and points south. Marine Dr. to Oak Street and
beyond. It is suggested that hitchhikers carry
11" by 4V4" signs saying  UBC. The Speakeasy
area on the main floor of the Student Union
Building is organizing car pools.
Orientation week
The Alma Mater Society has a wide range of
activities planned for registration week and the
first week of classes. Some of the highlights are
listed below:
Thursday, Sept. 6: AMS art collection opens in
the art gallery, main concourse", SUB; Friday,
Sept. 7: Out-of-town students day, SUB 212, 10
a.m., first UBC home football game of the
season at 7 p.m., Thunderbird Stadium;
Saturday, Sept. 8: Day of Concern (tri-university
event). Robson Square Media Centre, 10 a.m.;
Monday, Sept. 10: President's welcome, SUB
auditorium, 12:30 p.m., CITR disco and hot
dog roast, SUB plaza, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.;
Tuesday, Sept. 11: Root-beer drinking contest,
SUB plaza, 12:30 p.m., AMS used bookstore,
SUB 125; Wednesday, Sept. 12: World's largest
musical chairs contest, SUB plaza, 12:30 p.m.,
Welcome back UBC Olympians, the Pit, 4 p.m.;
Friday, Sept. 14: noon-hour dancercize and
fitness fashion show, SUB plaza, Blues, BBQ
and beer garden with the Powder Blues Band,
Maclnnes Field, 3:30 to 7 p.m., Dance, SUB
ballroom, 8 p.m. For more details about AMS
events, call 228-2901.
Art exhibit
An exhibition of prints and drawings by Bob
Steele, an associate professor of visual and
performing arts in education at UBC, will be on
display at the Burnaby Art Gallery from Sept.
19 to Oct. 21. The exhibit includes Mr. Steele's
works from theT950's to the present.
Lost & Found sale
Lost & Found sale of unclaimed lost and found
articles will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13 from
11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Brock Hall, Room 208.
Food for Life
A one-day course is being offered by members of
the food science department to provide
professionals and the public with up-to-date
information on foods and their relation to
health. The course takes place on Saturday,
Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fee is J20,
$10 for students. Topics include Impact of
Nutrition on Human Health, Food and Health,
Food Additives, How Safe is our Food?, and
Application of Biotechnology to Foods of
Tomorrow. Room 160, MacMillan Building.
Preregistration necessary. For details, call
228-3404.
Coast Salish heritage programs
UBC's Museum of Anthropology has produced
four unique programs on the traditional culture
of Coast Salish Indians. Program 1 features a
tour of Vancouver, Program 2 is a tour for
adults of the museum's Coast Salish collections,
the third is a museum tour for students and the
fourth program is a slide presentation. For
details, call 228-5087.
Mount St. Helens tour
A field study tour of Mount St. Helens — four
years after the massive 1980 eruption — is being
offered by the Centre for Continuing Education,
Sept. 21-23. An eyewitness to this event,
Catherine Hickson, Ph.D. candidate in the
Department of Geological Sciences, UBC,
accompanies this chartered bus tour which
departs early Friday morning, returns Sunday
evening. A slide-illustrated, pre-departure
orientation lecture will be held Sept. 12. For
details, call 222-5207.
International House
Volunteer hosts and drivers needed for the first
few nights after international students arrive.
Contact Beau Henderson at 228-5021 for
information.
Displays
Longevity, medical philately, and the history of
the illustration of leeches are the topics of the
current displays in Woodward Biomedical
Library. Information at 228-4447.

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