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 Volume 25,
Number 21
Not. 21, 1979.
Published by Information Services, University of B.C.,
2075 Wesbrook  Mall,   Vancouver,   B.C.  VST  1W5,
1228-3131. Jim Banham and Judith Walker, editors.
Prof. Keith Brimacombe of UBC's Department of Metallurgical Engineering
has received his third major award in 1979 from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers. His most recent honor is the
Mathewson Cold Medal Award for "outstanding contributions to the
understanding of transport phenomena in metallurgical processes." Earlier this
year the institute presented him with its Extractive Metallurgy Science Award
and the 1979 John Chipman Award. Prof. Brimacombe is shown above in his
research lab where he uses a giant rotary kiln for experiments in collaboration
with Prof. Paul Watkinson of the chemical engineering department.
Cancer agents in food
subject of UBC research
UBC scientists have been awarded
more than $700,000 for 16 research
projects in the areas of environmental
toxicology, oceanography and food
The grants from the Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research
Council (NSERC), which last year
took over the research-granting function formerly held by the National
Research Council, are for the support
of projects in "national problem
The 1979-80 grants, which total
$748,470, include funds for three
pieces of equipment that will be used
in the research projects.
In addition to the new grants, 16
other UBC faculty members have been
awarded renewals of 1978-79 grants to
enable them to continue work on projects funded by NSERC last year. The
renewal funds total $459,955.
The largest single grant for 1979-80
has been made to a multidisciplinary
team of food scientists and cancer
researchers who will collaborate on a
study    of    possible    cancer-causing
agents in food.
The two principle investigators in
the study will be Prof. William
Powrie, head of UBC's Department of
Food Science in the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences, and Dr. Hans
Stich, professor of zoology at UBC and
head of the Environmental Carcinogenesis Unit of the B.C. Cancer
Research Centre.
The team will use a $140,000 grant
to study how various components in
food interact. Because certain
substances in food can enhance or inhibit the actions of carcinogens —
cancer-causing agents — the research
team plans to assess diets as a whole.
"One important aspect which we
will be investigating," Dr. Powrie said,
"is the effect of cooking processes,
such as frying and baking, on the
health hazard that may be posed by
some foods."
Initial    studies    will    involve
Please turn to page 2
Committee makes
22 recommendations
on science faculty
UBC's Faculty of Science has "very real and undisputed
strengths," but it will not reach its full potential until a number
of serious problems are recognized and remedied.
This is the opinion of a six-member review committee
established by President Douglas Kenny, which has made 22
recommendations in a 147-page report covering all aspects of
the science faculty's operations.
The full text of the report of the review committee for the
science faculty is being printed and will be distributed to all
members of that faculty this week.
Curriculum review urged
The committee has recommended:
• An extensive review of the science faculty curriculum,
especially at the first-year level, where the committee says the
program is characterized by "rigidity";
• Improved academic counselling for science students and
the establishment of guidelines for student evaluation of courses
and teaching, and for the use and distribution of the results;
• The collection and maintenance by the dean of Science of
complete records on the resources and responsibilities of the
UBC's mission subject
of Thursday address
UBC's president, Dr. Douglas Kenny, has called a meeting of
the Joint Faculties of the University to outline the contents of a
document entitled "The Mission of the University of British Columbia," prepared at the request of the Universities Council of
The meeting will be held tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 22) in
Lecture Hall 2 of the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre
from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m.
In a foreword to the printed version of the mission statement,
which will be distributed to faculty members on Friday, President Kenny says the document is intended "to stimulate discussion within the University community about the mission, goals
and objectives of the University."
He adds: "The views expressed in it are not carved in stone; I
shall welcome considered comments and reactions to it."
The mission statement is divided into two parts. Part I is an
overall statement of the goals of the University by President
Kenny and is based on statements prepared by the deans of
UBC's 12 faculties, the directors of the Centre for Continuing
Education and the Computing Centre and the University
Librarian, which make up Part II of the booklet.
faculty and the activities of faculty members and that the dean
"play the definitive role in the allocation of resources in the
faculty"; and
• More involvement by the dean of the Faculty of Graduate
Studies in future planning and allocation of research funds in
the science faculty.
'Leading Science Faculty'
One of the recommendations described as a matter of "urgency" by the committee is establishment by the dean of a review
committee for the mathematical sciences to advise him on the
future of applied mathematics and statistics, to be followed by
reviews of earth and space sciences and the life sciences.
All 22 recommendations made by the committee appear on
page 3 of this issue of UBC Reports.
Before dealing with the problem areas of the science faculty,
the committee outlines its growth and development and emphasizes that "as judged from both inside and outside the
University," UBC's Faculty of Science "ranks as a leading
Science Faculty."
Has central role at UBC
The faculty, the report says, "plays a central role in the
University...through the instruction it regularly provides to
students registered in all Faculties but Law," and its research
program is "enormous and encompasses both basic and applied
"It is worth noting," the report says, "that the average
number of research papers already published by each faculty
member is 34, that the average number published in the last five
years is 12, and that research funds awarded to members of the
Faculty in 1978-79 were of the order of 60 per cent of the
Faculty's professorial salaries budget."
Please turn to page 3
page 2
At its November meeting held last
Wednesday (Nov. 14), Senate was
presented with an interim report from
its admissions committee concerning
how best to evaluate the English composition skills of students applying for
admission to the University. The test
was to be used in admitting students in
September, 1980.
The committee reported it had
looked at a number of possible tests
and rejected them all. However, the
interim report mentioned that progress has been made within the school
system in the last several years in emphasizing the importance of English
composition, and the Ministry of
Education is looking into the feasibility of providing an evaluation of
writing ability distinct from the
students' English 12 grades.
The committee proposed to adopt a
"wait and see" approach to the problem. At the urging of Dr. Jon Wisenthal of the English department,
though. Senate voted to ask the admissions committee to continue its search
for an independent test of the literacy
of applicants, and to consult with interested parties within the University.
* »     t
Senate has voted to establish a standing committee on student awards to
advise the director of Awards and
Financial Aid on matters of policy.
The new committee will have to
guide it nine recommendations which
were presented to Senate by the ad
hoc committee on awards and scholarships, created at Senate's request in
February, 1978, to make recommendations on UBC's policy in that area.
The guidelines include:
• Encouraging donors to provide
funds on an unrestricted basis to allow
• Permitting a student to defer a
scholarship only for medical or compassionate reasons, and only for one
academic year;
• Limiting the aggregate value of
scholarships held by an undergraduate student in a given academic year
to $2,500;
• Expanding the "University
Scholarship" program, funds permitting, to provide a scholarship of $750
for the top three per cent of the continuing full-time undergraduate students in each year and faculty, $500
for the next three per cent, and $250
for the next two per cent; and
• Developing an "awards
transcript" that will be sent to all winners of academic awards.
Chairman of the ad hoc committee
Dean George Beagrie stressed to
Senate that the guidelines were intended only as advice to the new committee,  and not policy that the new
committee must stand by.
* *     *
UBC has a new school following
Senate's November meeting. Senate
voted to accept the Faculty of
Medicine's recommendation that the
Division of Audiology and Speech
Sciences, now part of the Department
of Paediatrics, become a School of
Audiology and Speech Sciences.
Audiology and Speech Sciences at
UBC was established 10 years ago and
offers a Master of Science degree in
this special Field. Graduates work in
the field of audiology and speech-
language pathology.
The change to school status gives
the division greater freedom in dealing with special problems, and draws
it more closely in line with other UBC
schools, characterized, among other
things, as mainly professional or vocational in nature.
* *     *
Several motions dealing with the
proposed Discovery Park on the campus were discussed by Senate at the request of student senator Valgeet Johl.
The motions stemmed from "a desire
to see a more open process in any
future decisions to be made with full
community involvement," Ms. Johl
stated in her rationale. Although
Senate voted to ask the Board of
Governors to give Senate "periodic
progress reports on development of
the Discovery Park," it rejected motions recommending that the Board
"not condone any further expansion of
the Discovery Park ... without a full
community hearing process" and that
the Board of Management of the
Discovery Park include full representation from UBC students, faculty and
staff as well as residents of the University Endowment Lands.
The Board of Management has not
yet been appointed. However, President Kenny said he intended to keep it
a small working group in order that it
be able to handle efficiently the day-
to-day operations of UBC's Discovery
*     *     *
Another motion by student senator
Anne Gardner was also rejected by
Senate. The motion asked that a committee be set up to suggest upper
limits on student/teacher ratios in
labs, tutorials, discussion groups and
problem sessions. Ms. Gardner said
she was concerned that, as budgets
were cut back, the number of students
in these special teaching situations
would increase, thereby making the
teaching less effective. She urged that
priority be given to keeping
student/teacher ratios low.
However, Dean of Arts Robert Will
said there had been no cutbacks in his
faculty in budgets providing for
teaching assistants and, in fact, his
faculty often provides for more
teaching assistants *h?.. there is
budget for. Commerce dean Peter
Lusztig argued against the motion as
well, saying that if a limit on the
number of students were in place, and
the teaching budget were reduced,
tutorials and the like would not be
able to be offered at all.
A fifth motion by student senator
Doug Watts that students be allowed
to view their final exams after marking
was tabled.
Alumni name
new director
The UBC Alumni Association has
appointed Dr. Peter Jones as executive
director of the association.
Jones, who succeeds Harry Franklin
who resigned in July, took up his post
Nov. 15.
A Canadian citizen, he was born
and received his early education in
Britain. He earned his licentiates in
philosophy in 1960 and religious
studies in 1964 (equivalent to master's
degrees) from the Gregorian University, Rome, and his doctorate in
religious studies from McGill University in 1973.
He joins the UBC Alumni Association from Food for the Hungry,
Canada, where he was executive director. Previously he had spent five years
with the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews. He was appointed executive director of the Council's
Pacific Region in 1974 and was named
national president in 1976. As president he was responsible for the Council's nation-wide educational programs and fund-raising campaigns.
Trilingual (English, French and
Italian), he was a faculty member at
Concordia University from 1967 to
1974 where he was assistant professor
of Theological Studies and director of
the Centre for Interdisciplinary
Studies, Loyola Campus. Prior to his
Concordia appointment he was a lecturer at Marianopolis College, Univer-
site de Montreal.
Prof. Michael Beddoes of UBC's electrical engineering department, right, is in
New Jersey on the U.S. east coast this week delivering the latest version of his
talking typewriter to the family of a brain-damaged seven-year-old boy who will
use it to learn to spell. For almost a decade, Prof. Beddoes has been working on
the talking typewriter to enable the blind to hear the sound of letters written on
a typewriter. His latest version also enables the typist to correct mistakes and
turn out error-free copy. Key to the operation of the talking typewriter is the
foot-square box in front of Prof. Beddoes, which contains a microcomputer
with a memory that can store 4,000 characters and handle all 42 sounds in the
English language. Prof. Beddoes says B.C. Institute of Technology graduate
Mark Bunce, left, deserves much of the credit for design of the improved
machine. The voice the typist hears, described by Prof. Beddoes as a "soft-
spoken Canadian alto," is actually that of CBC newsreader Judy Piercey.
Council seeks proposals
The Science Council of British Columbia is conducting a province-wide
competition for the distribution of
more than a million dollars in research
"We have received a transfer of $2
million from the provincial government to establish a research fund,"
said Dr. Erich Vogt, chairman of the
Science Council and vice-president for
faculty and student affairs at UBC.
"The council has decided that,
rather than deal with research grant
applications by dribs and drabs, it
would be best to use a large-scale competition in order to cull all the best
research ideas from around the province."
Dr. Vogt said the council is seeking
suitable research proposals from interested research workers in industry,
research institutes and consulting
organizations, as well as the universities.
The deadline for submissions is
Dec. 1, 1979. All applications will be
considered for funding by the council,
with results to be announced early in
For the competition the Science
Council has established specialist evaluation committees in eight areas:
forests and forest products; mining,
minerals and metals; energy; electronics and communications; transportation; manufacturing processes;
agriculture; and oceans and marine
Information, application forms and
detailed application procedures are
available from: Research Secretariat
of B.C., 7671 Alderbridge Way, Rich
mond, B.C. V6X 1Z9. Telephone:
The Science Council of B.C. was
established in June, 1978, under Bill
23 to advise the provincial government
on matters of science and research
policy. In addition, the council has
the power to provide support for scientific research and development projects "to promote the industrial,
economic and social development of
the province."
Three members of the UBC faculty
have already received grants from the
council. The recipients are:
Prof. James Kutney of the chemistry
department, who is using a $150,000
grant for chemical studies on forest
by-products; Prof. John S. Nadeau of
Metallurgy, who has received $15,000
for studies on crack growth in wood;
and Prof. Ernest Peters, also of
Metallurgy, who has a $25,000 grant
to study the separation of iron from
copper concentrates by reductive
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laboratory assays, but the researchers
also plan controlled-diet experiments
on human population groups. The
research could lead to diet advice as
well as changes in food products and
processes to lower cancer risk.
"One of the most positive approaches," Dr. Powrie said, "would be
the addition of anti-carcinogenic compounds, such as anti-oxidants, to
foods to reduce the influence of carcinogens which may be present
Dr. Stich added: "Most effort in
cancer prevention is focussed on
hazards in the workplace, but the
public is exposed to many cancer-
producing substances in low doses. It
is these carcinogens that affect the
man on the street which we wish to
A second grant of $120,000 has
been made to a research team headed
by zoologist Dr. Peter Larkin to study
populations of coho salmon in the
Strait of Georgia. The three-year project will involve a total of five studies,
including genetic and life history
research on several coho salmon
stocks, with a view to determining the
implications for management of the
salmon stocks.
The other NSERC-funded projects
cover a wide range of topics, including
soil degradation in the Fraser Valley,
the effect of various forms of trace
metals on marine organisms in the
Fraser River estuary and the degradation of hydrocarbons by marine
bacteria. UBC reports
Continued from page 1
Many members of the Faculty, the report
continues, have been recognized for outstanding research. "In the Faculty, there are
scholars of distinction, and UBC graduates
(bachelor's, master's and doctoral) are well
The committee then goes on to deal with
the faculty's problem areas under a number
of headings, including the undergraduate
and graduate programs, instabilities within
the faculty and planning for the future.
The report says that the adoption by the
faculty of the policy that all Science students
must complete a 3-unit, 100-level course in
chemistry, physics and mathematics has led
to rigidity and lack of flexibility in the first-
year curriculum.
Flexibility urged
The results of this policy include the
assumption of enormous service-teaching
responsibilities by these three departments,
the provision of laboratory courses "for large
captive (and occasionally disinterested) audiences," and the inability of students to
"shop around" in the first year and explore
other disciplines. "Moreover," the report
comments, "one or more of the basic
disciplines may be irrelevant for (the
student's) major (e.g. chemistry for Computer Science)."
To introduce more flexibility into the first
two years of the Science curriculum, the
committee urges, among other things:
• The adoption of a firm grade 12 admission requirement to 100-level courses,
coupled with the formulation of realistic
foundation-course objectives;
• Development of one term courses "to
give the student more opportunity to choose
a variety of Science courses";
• Development of courses and sequences
that would permit more rapid exposure to
the content of a discipline for outstanding
students; and
• More widespread use of placement exams for entering students.
The committee says students at all levels
within the faculty, and especially first-year
students who must make "hard decisions" at
the end of their initial year of study, should
be encouraged to seek academic counselling
both through the dean's office ("the logical
source of counselling advice") and Science
departments, which should be "ready
sources of information."
In a section on undergraduate specialization, the committee expresses concern about
"the multiplicity of course choices open to
i senior students in a given program, leading
to excessive specialization (as well as to increased costs) at the undergraduate level."
Wide variations
In some quarters, the report says, "it is felt
that too little attention is given to the objective of educating thoughtful, adaptable
scientists and too much to producing
specialist honors and majors graduates in the
The committee also points to the "alarmingly large service course commitments"
which have been assumed by some departments, which the report says is "laudable,
but in a world of finite resources, no faculty
or department can be all things to all
The committee also found "wide variation" in the manner in which the evaluation
of Science courses and instructors is carried
out and the way the information is used. A
statement of policy "could remove much
mystery and suspicion in the minds of
students (and anxiety in the minds of faculty)," the report says.
The committee also expresses concern
about a number of matters centering on the
allocation of teaching duties, and found
evidence that some departments "give low
priority to instruction at the lower levels, and
depend heavily on (teaching assistants) for
laboratory and tutorial supervision."
This is not intended to reflect on the performance of TA's, the committee adds,
"about whom many favorable comments
were heard However, the lack of a professorial presence in first-year laboratories
and tutorials may imply that this component
of instruction is less important than lectures.
It may also contribute to the sense of isolation between faculty and students at the
lower levels."
The committee suggests there should be
"an explicit policy on the nature and extent
of this kind of faculty participation in
undergraduate teaching."
The committee says it was also alarmed at
the apparent high proportion of Science
students who considered themselves "pre-
medical" or "pre-dental" and whose objective "took precedence over advancement in
the discipline of study."
These students, the report says, "add
needlessly to the faculty burden of instruction, and they deprive themselves of alternative careers that might otherwise give
them the possibility of employment and of
personal satisfaction."
The committee urges that the Faculties of
Science, Medicine and Dentistry develop a
more rational approach to pre-medical and
pre-dental studies.
The committee then turns, in a section entitled "Instabilities," to a discussion of the
problem of uncertainty about future structures of some of the faculty's departments
and programs.
In particular, it identifies the area of "Applied Mathematics/Statistics/Numerical
Analysis" and the question of the future of
the Institute of Applied Mathematics and
Statistics as a question that demands resolution in the very near future. "The majority of
those active in applied mathematics and
statistics now feel stifled within the parent
departments," the report says, "and want to
form a separate department. The statisticians see their future in a Department of
Sizable investment
The committee says it found "widely
divergent views" on the appropriate administrative structure and policies to serve
the faculty best in its research and graduate
programs. It also found among the departments widely divergent modes of implementation of the graduate program.
The committee first describes the existing
structure under which the administrative
responsibilities for research lie with the
departments in conjunction with the Office
of Research Administration, which reports
to the president, and the responsibilities for
graduate instruction which lie with the
departments in conjunction with the Faculty
of Graduate Studies. "The dean of Science,"
the report comments, "seems not to have any
direct responsibility for either research or
graduate instruction."
In discussing the costs of research and
graduate instruction, the committee says the
University makes a substantial contribution
to research in the science faculty because appointment to a faculty position involves both
teaching and research.
"Thus the University has made a sizable
investment in the research enterprise even
before any funds are allocated for capital
and operating purposes," the committee
comments. "The consensus of this committee
is that there should be an awareness of this
cost and of all other costs of research (and of
graduate instruction) Only then can the
faculty and the University administration
assess the relative costs and benefits of incremental changes in research support, and
make the case for increased support."
Dean central figure
The central figure in communicating this
sense of awareness "must be the dean of the
Faculty of Science," the committee says,
"who has budgetary responsibility for the
teaching and the research base of his
faculty." The role of the dean of Graduate
Studies, who has program responsibility for
graduate studies in the science faculty
"should not be minimized," the report says.
The committee observed "extreme variations" within the faculty in the way in which
graduate programs are administered and
many Graduate Studies regulations are not
being observed in some Science departments.
The future direction of the Faculty of
Science "is the most serious concern of this
committee," the report says, and leads it to
make   a   number   of  recommendations   in
specific problem areas, including compilation of a comprehensive data base, forward
planning and resource allocation.
As a minimum, the report says, the
Science dean should have precise information for each unit of the faculty on:
• Faculty resources, including faculty
and support staff, teaching and research
space and equipment and supplies inventories; and
• Faculty activities and responsibilities,
including information on teaching and
research at the graduate and undergraduate
levels, committee work and outside professional activities.
Faculty-wide plan
The effective use of this data base for
management decisions requires the development of measures more appropriate for
faculty decision-making than those presently
in use, which the committee describes as
On the question of resolution of uncertainties about faculty structure, the report
recommends that the dean strike review
committees to advise him on the future of
applied mathematics and statistics, earth
and space sciences and the biology program.
The science faculty is also in need of
"Faculty-wide planning for the future," the
committee says, and recommends development of a plan covering the next five and 10
The dean of Science "must be concerned
with the allocation of resources in the Faculty," the report says. The committee suggests
the dean review the deployment of faculty
and non-faculty teaching resources and
teaching assistant budget allocations to
Science departments.
The committee also draws attention to inadequate facilities for some Science departments and says the planning for new and
remodelled space for various units is another
aspect of resource allocation.
Finally, the committee calls for more involvement by the dean of Graduate Studies
in the work of the science faculty "with the
co-operation and support of the dean of
"If graduate work is to be given an identity
separate from undergraduate studies," the
report says, "it follows that the dean of
Graduate Studies must assume a more important budgetary role than at present. In
particular, he should have the capacity to
respond to genuine research needs in any
sector of the University."
Committee listed
Prof. Donald Moore of Electrical
Engineering, who chaired the presidential
review committee on the science faculty, was
also a member of the search committee
which earlier this year met to make recommendations to the president on the appointment of a new dean for the Faculty of
Science. Prof. Moore was asked to provide
the search committee with an interim report
on the review of the faculty, which included
a statement of the principles which guided
the review committee's thinking and most of
the 22 recommendations (see below) contained in the review committee's final report.
In addition to Prof. Moore, other
members of the science faculty review committee were: Prof. R.H.T. Smith, currently
on leave as head of the Department of
Geography as UBC's associate vice-president
for academic development; Dr. Victor L.
Klee, Jr., of the University of Washington in
Seattle; Dr. James A. Morrison of McMaster
University in Hamilton, Ont.; Dr. David W.
Strangway of the University of Toronto; and
Dr. David Walden of the University of
Western Ontario, in London, Ont.
Second review
The review of the science faculty is the second of two major faculty reviews initiated
by President Kenny last year as part of an
overall plan aimed at improving the quality
of education at UBC. A review of the Faculty
of Education was completed and made
public in February of this year.
given in full
Here are the 22 recommendations made
by the President s Review Committee for the
Faculty of Science.
1. That the rigidity of the first-year B.Sc. curriculum
be reduced.
2. That the need for parallel 100-level courses for
students with different senior secondary school
preparation be examined with a view to relaxing the
number and length of required courses for the student
with the full secondary school preparation.
3. That a more flexible and personal system of
academic counselling be developed, to accommodate
the several distinct constituencies of the Faculty (first-
year students; Majors, Honors and General B.Sc.
students; students in affiliated programs; and students
intending to seek entry to the Faculties of Dentistry or
Medicine), preferably so that the Departments and the
Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Science complement each other in this essential function.
4. That all third and fourth year courses be reviewed to
determine whether undue specialization or course
duplication exists.
5. That the content and purpose of service courses be
examined to ensure that they are in fact meeting real
needs and that they are consistent with the resources
and mission of the Faculty of Science.
6. That the Dean of the Faculty of Science establish
guidelines for student evaluation of courses and of
teaching, and for the use and distribution of the results
of such evaluations.
7. That the Dean of the Faculty of Science review the
deployment of non-professorial teaching personnel in
the Departments and consider the merits of more Postdoctoral Fellows and Sessional Lecturers in this role.
8. That a review of the Mathematical Sciences be conducted as a matter of urgency, to be followed as soon as
practicable by reviews of the Earth and Space Sciences,
and of the Life Sciences.
9. That the administrative responsibility of the Dean of
the Faculty of Graduate Studies for graduate programs
in the Faculty of Science be reaffirmed, and, in particular, that there be relative uniformity in the application of the guidelines on admissions, residence, examinations, etc., of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
10. That the Dean of the Faculty of Science collect and
maintain records (more complete than now available)
on the resources and responsibilities of the Faculty, and
on the activities of faculty members.
11. That in the allocation of resources within the
Faculty of Science (and within the University), the cost
of graduate study be separated clearly from the cost of
undergraduate study and that the two be funded
12. That the Dean of the Faculty of Science involve appropriate members of the Faculty in matters which are
at present the exclusive preserve of the Heads of
13. That the Faculty of Science enunciate a realistic
development plan for the next five-year and ten-year
14. That the Dean of the Faculty of Science play the
definitive role in the allocation of resources within the
15. That the planning and design of new and remodelled space pay due regard to its use by the various
constituencies, especially the undergraduate students,
and to the needs of the emerging disciplines and the interface areas.
16. That the provision of common controlled-
environment facilities (for the growth of experimental
plants, animals or microbes) as a Faculty-wide resource
be given high priority.
17. That the Dean of the Faculty of Science, acting in
concert with the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate
Studies, address as a matter of urgency the issue of the
uniformity of stipends for teaching assistants.
18. That the leadership role of the Dean of the Faculty
of Graduate Studies in graduate study and research be
recognized in the Faculty of Science by his central involvement in: forward planning (including the
establishment of realistic enrolment levels and the
associated support funds); the allocation of research
funds by the existing committees; and the exercise of
discretion in the disbursement of any special University fund that may be created for the encouragement of
19. That the Faculty responsibility for safety procedures be recognized, and that appropriate action be
taken to ensure uniform standards of safety awareness
and enforcement.
20. That a Faculty-wide (indeed, University-wide) plan
for the systematic amortization of equipment be
21. That an appropriate form and level of participation
in the affairs and programs of the Faculty of Science be
established for the four affiliated Departments (Biochemistry, Geography, Physiology and Psychology).
22. That steps be taken to identify clearly those parts of
the budgets of the Departments of Botany, Zoology and
Microbiology which are to be committed to the Biology
program at both undergraduate and graduate levels, so
that in resource allocation that program is considered
in the same light as other Departmental programs. UBCalendar
Events in the week of
Dec. 2-Dec. 8 Deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 22
Dec. 9 Dec. 15 Deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 29
Send notices to Information Services, 6328 Memorial Road (Old Administration Building), Campus. Further information is available at
Dr. John H. Young, International
Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C., on
What is Happening to Money? The International Monetary System.
Sir Fitzroy Maclean, Argyll, Scotland, on
Holy Russia.
Both lectures at 8:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall
2, Woodward Instructional Resources Cen-
3:00 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY presents the third
in a four-part series on Art As Language: Dialogue between two Haida Artists, Robert Davidson and Bill
Reid. Museum, 6393 Northwest Marine Dr.
7:00 p.m. SUBFILMS presents Revenge of the Pink Panther in
the Auditorium, Student Union Building. Admission with
AMS card, $1.
7:30 p.m. VARSITY OUTDOOR CLUB presents a 60 minute
multimedia show on climbing around the world with Jeff
Lowe, established ice and rock climber from the U.S.
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre. Admission, $2.50; students, $1.50.
12 noon CANCER RESEARCH SEMINAR. Dr. N. Bruchovsky,
Cancer Endocrinology, Cancer Control Agency of B.C.,
on New Aspects of Androgen Action in the Prostate.
Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer Research Centre, 601 W.
10th Ave.
12:30 p.m. BRASS CHOIR, directed by Gordon Cherry, performs
Music of Gabrieli. Recital Hall, Music Building.
Mangel, Center for Naval Analyses, Alexandria, Va., and
Oak Harbor, Wa., on Optimal Search: Old Problems,
New Solutions, and New Problems. Room 203,
Mathematics Building.
4:00 p.m. BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR. Colin Yarrow,
Biochemistry, UBC, on Applications of Recombinant
DNA Technology to the Study of Opiate Receptors.
Lecture Hall 3, Woodward Instructional Resources Cen
7:30 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. Dr. Richard Pear
son, Archaeology, UBC, on UBC's Korean Collection.
6393 Northwest Marine Dr. Fee of $22 for members, $29
for non-members includes lecture and tour on Thursday,
Nov. 29, to 5,000 Years of Korean Art at the Seattle Art
8:30 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY presents a special
television program with Arthur Erickson, architect, Dr.
Michael Ames, museum director, and Julie Martell.
Channel 10, Vancouver Cablevision. The program will
also be seen on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 5 p.m.
12:30 p.m. BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR. Dr. James Rothman,
Biochemistry, Stanford University, Calif., on Coated
Vesicles and the Sorting Problem in Membrane
Biogenesis. Lecture Hall 4, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre.
Meeting presents a report on the WUSC conference in
Toronto,and on sponsoring student refugees. Room 205,
Buchanan Building.
LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION Speakers Committee presents columnist and freelance writer Doug Collins
on Immigration and the Destruction of English
Canada. Room 101, Curtis Law Building.
FREESEF. FILM SERIES presents the last in a seven-
part series on Civilization with Kenneth Clark. This
weeks film is Grandeur and Obedience. Auditorium,
Student Union Building. Free.
BOTANY SEMINAR. Dr. G. Ledyard Stebbins,
University of California at Davis, on DNA, Chromatin
and the Evolution of Angiosperms. Room 3219,
Biological Sciences Building.
3:30 p.m. OCEANOGRAPHY SEMINAR. Dr S.E. Calvert,
head. Oceanography, UBC, on Mediterranean
Sapropels. Room 1465, west wing. Biological Sciences
Dr. Don Wensley, MacMillan Bloedel Research, Ltd., on
Corrosion in Alkaline Pulping Liquors. Room 308,
Forward Metallurgy Building,
4:30 p.m. CHEMISTRY COLLOQUIUM. Dr. Kurt Mislow,
Princeton University, on Recent Advances in the Stereo-
Chemistry of Molecular Propellers. Room 250,
Chemistiy Building.
Lecture. Prof. G. Ledyard Stebbins, professor emeritus,
Genetics, University of California at Davis, on Biological
Evolution, Cultural Evolution, and the Significance of
Sociobiology. Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre.
6:00 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY free identification
clinic. 6393 Northwest Marine Dr. Continues until 8 p.m.
7:30 p.m. CUSO INFORMATION NIGHT. Susan Harris and
Jim Mactier, CUSO volunteers from Papua New Guinea,
give a slide presentation on CUSO in Papua New
Guinea. Upper Lounge, International House. Recruitment information will be available.
8:00 p.m. AMS SPEAKERS FORUM. The last in a series on Computers for the '80s. Party Room, Student Union
ECOLOGY LECTURE. Elizabeth Dodson Gray, co-
founder, Bolton Institute for a Sustainable Future,
Washington, D.C., on A Feminist Perspective on Our
Ecological Crises. Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre. Admission, $5, at the door.
12 noon PHARMACOLOGY   SEMINAR.    Dr.    N.    Buskard,
Medicine, UBC, on Current Trends in Supportive
Hematology. Room 114, Block C, Medical Sciences
12:30 p.m. NOON-HOUR CONCERT. Eric Wilson, cello, and
Robert Rogers, piano, perform Music of Couperin,
Barber and Paganini. Recital Hall, Music Building.
and Literature. Dr. Leon M. Zolbrod, Asian Studies, on
Faith, Piety and Retribution in The Tale of Genji.
Room 2230, Buchanan Building.
HABITAT LECTURE. Prof. Kulbhushan Jain, School
of Architecture, Centre for Environmental Planning,
Ahmedabad, India, on Form and Structure of a
Planned City — Jaipur, India. Room 107, Lasserre
Separation of Sodiui i Sulphate from Chlorine Dioxide
Generator Effluent. Room 206, Chemical Engineering
The Father by August Strindberg is being performed at the Frederic
Wood Theatre until Saturday, Dec. 1, excluding Sunday, Nov. 25, at 8
p.m. Admission, $5; students and seniors, $3. For reservations call
228-2678 or drop by Room 207 of the Frederic Wood Theatre.
A team is being set up to play other teams in the city. Inexperienced
players welcome. For information, call 228-5925 or 266-9826 (evenings).
An exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Robert Linsley con
tinues until Nov. 30; 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.AMS Art Gallery, Student
Union Building.
An eight week program begins on Saturday, Nov. 24. Children and
adults are put into groups according to skill. There are: skating lessons,
$16; power skating for hockev players to develop their skating skills,
$22; advanced free style for more advanced sk.iters, $29; dance session
where Preliminary and Bronze dances are taught, $22. For informa
tion, call Skate UBC at 228 [>995, Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1
Faculty and students are invited to join in the last rehearsals of Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols with harp accompaniment. Either
Tuesdays. 12:30-1:20 p.m., or Thursdays, 2:30*3:20 p.m. Music
Education Hut 0-16, 6488 Old Orchard Rd. Further information,
228-5206, 228-5367. Performance will be Dec. 3.
Freddy Wood
The Father
by Strindberg
till Saturday,
Dec   1. Call
Listed below are scheduled final examinations for the degree of Doctor
of Philosophy at the University. Unless otherwise noted, all examinations are held in the Faculty of Graduate Studies Examination Room,
General Services Administration Building. Members of the University
community are encouraged to attend the examinations, provided they
do not arrive after the examination has commenced.
Monday, Nov. 26, 3:30 p.m.: R. MARC BUSTIN, Geological
Sciences; Structural Features of Kootenay Coal, Southern Canadian
Rocky Mountains.
Cycles: The Graphic Art of Robert Davidson, Haida, continues until Feb. 3, 1980.
Three student exhibits are on display in the museum — Design
Elements in Northwest Coast Indian Art; The Evolution of Bill
Reid's Beaver Print and Kwagiutl Masks: An Expression of
The Theatre Gallery in the museum features two multi-screen slide-
sound presentations which can be operated by visitors.
Museum is open Tuesdays, noon to 9 p.m.; Wednesdays through Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.
3:30 p.m. STATISTICS WORKSHOP. Dr. Ray Faith, Statistics,
Stanford University, on Interpolating Air Pollution.
Room 214, Angus Building.
University of Alberta, Edmonton, on Paleomagnetism
and Secular Variation of the Earth's Magnetic Field.
Room 260, Geophysics and Astronomy Building.
on The Estimation of Age Effects on Capital Use and
Deterioration: Are Second Hand Markets Perfect?
Room 351, Brock Hall.
De Buen, B.C. Hydro, on An Energy Supply Model for
B.C. Penthouse, Angus Building.
4:30 p.m. ECOLOGY SEMINAR. Dr. Tom Bergerud, Biology,
University of Victoria, on Predation and Caribou. Room
2449, Biological Sciences Building.
7:15 a.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY tour to the Seattle
Art Museum to see 5,000 Years of Korean Art. $22 for
members; $29 for non-members; Enrolment limited.
9:00 a.m. MEDICAL GRAND ROUNDS. Dr Donald R.
Studney, Medicine, VGH, on Update Computers in
Medicine. Lecture Hall B. Vancouver General Hospital.
Biochemistry, McMaster University, on Aeromutagenici-
ty in the Steel Foundry. Lecture Theatre, B.C Cancer
Research Centre. 601 W. 10th Ave.
meeting sponsored by the Faculty Association and the
Centre for Continuing Education. Room 110, Angus
UNIVERSITY SINGERS, directed by James Schell.
perform Music of Vaughan Williams, Brahms and
Eugene Wilson. Recital Hall, Music Building.
presents Fantastic Animation Festival, a program of
light-hearted short shorts to relieve exam worries. Rooms
101/102, Law Building.
PLANT SCIENCE SEMINAR. D. Donnelly on The in
intra Culture of Rubus spp. Room 342, MacMillan
WEEKLY WEATHER BRIEFING for previous seven
days  and  previews of weather for coming five days in
Room 215, Geography Building.
12:45 p.m.    RUGBY. UBC Thunderbirds vs. the University of Victoria.   Thunderbird Stadium.
Datars. McMaster University, on Charge Density Waves
in Potassium. Room 318, Hennings Building.
3:00 p.m. BLOOD DONOR CLINIC. North Lounge, Ballroom,
Totem Park Residence. Continues until 8 p.m.
4:00 p.m. PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM. Garth Jones UBC on Pion
Production Using Polarized Protons. Room 201. Hennings Building.
7:00 p.m. SUBFILMS presents Heaven Can Wait in the
Auditorium, Student Union Building. Admission with
AMS card, $1. Repeated Friday and Saturday at 7:00 and
9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. BENGALI LANGUAGE EVENING at the Cof-
feeplace, International House.
David Morley, University of London, England, on Child-
to-Child Program. Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
YOUNG ALUMNI CLUB presents an evening of relaxing live music. Full facilities. Final year and graduate
students may join. Continues until 12 midnight at Cecil
Green Park. Information at 228-3313,
9:00 a.m. PEDIATRICS GRAND ROUNDS. Dr David Morley,
professor of pediatrics. Royal Post Graduate School of
Medicine, University of London and UBC Panel, on UBC
and Care in Developing Countries. Lecture Hall B,
Heather Pavilion, Vancouver General Hospital.
12 noon DENTISTRY SEMINAR. Dr. D. Overman, Anatomy,
University of West Virginia, on In vivo and in vitro
Studies on Palatal Development: A UBC Sabbatical
Report. Room 388, Macdonald Building.
12:30 p.m. MUSIC LECTURE/RECITAL. Hans Karl Piltz. viola
d'amore. with Doreen Oke, harpsichord, on The Viola
d'Amore in the Baroque Period. Recital Hall, Music
CLASSICS LECTURE. Prof. Niall Rudd, Classics,
University of Bristol, England, on Pyramus and Thisbe
in Ovid and Shakespeare. Room 100, Buchanan
1:00 p.m. GENETICS SEMINAR. Dr, P.M. MacLeod on Genetic
Approaches to the Nervous System. Conference room,
fourth floor, Health Centre for Children, VGH.
Souther, Geological Survey of Canada, on Meager Mountain and Other Geothermal Research in Canada. Room
330A, Geological Sciences Centre.
Linguistics, UBC, on Minor Relativization Strategies in
Cebuano. Room 2225, Buchanan Building.
Mathematics, UBC, on Some Aspects of Noncom-
mutative Harmonic Analysis. Room 1100, Mathematics
Building Annex.
ECONOMICS LECTURE. Joel Mokyr, Stanford
University, on Why Ireland Starved. Room 351, Brock
8:00 p.m. UNIVERSITY SINGERS, directed by James Schell,
perform Music of Vaughan Williams, Brahms and
Eugene Wilson. Recital Hall, Music Building.
8:00 p.m. ASAHIKAWA CHORAL GROUP with the University
Singers. Recital Hall, Music Building.
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