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Volume 33 Number 13, July 2,1987
Grants for
Research on superconductors at UBC has attracted a
$124,000 grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada. The council awarded a total of
$200,000 to UBC and McMaster University as interim funding
for projects involving superconductor materials.
Superconductors carry electricity at very low temperatures with
almost no loss of energy. The urgency in current research
follows a recent discovery of superconductivity in materials at a
much higher temperature than was thought possible. The
NSERC grant will fund researchers in the departments of
Physics, Metals and Materials Engineering and at TRIUMF.
The Science Council of British Columbia has also stepped in
with funds to maintain research continuity while research teams
apply for major grants. It has established an emergency fund of
$50,000 for B.C. researchers and is encouraging co-operation
among the groups involved in this field.
Needs of disabled
The Presidents Committee on the Disabled is officially
established. Committee members are: Cheryl Brown,
Counselling and Resources Centre; Lee Grenon, fourth-year
sociology student and head of the Disabled Students
Association; Dr. Charles Laszlo, head of Clinical Engineering;
Dr. Charles McDowell, Chemistry; Paul Thiele, Crane Library;
and Lila Quastel, Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Perry Leslie,
Special Education will chair the committee.
"We'll be looking at the needs of disabled people at UBC,
both academic and social concerns. Generally, the committee
wants to ensure the campus provides equal access for
students, staff, faculty and visitors to all facilities and services,
including academic offerings. For hearing-impaired or visually-
impaired students, for example, that means access to lecture
material," Leslie says.
One area the committee will study is physical access to
campus buildings. Leslie says a summer grant is currently
funding two students to update an access study done several
years ago. The committee will also investigate disabled access
at other universities across Canada.
All recommendations affecting the academic programs will
be referred to the appropriate departmental, faculty and
university committees.
"We welcome submissions from members of the university
community who want to bring individual items to our attention,"
Leslie says. Interested individuals may contact any of the
committee members.
Chernobyl follow-up
Dr. Terence Anderson, head of the Dept. of Health Care and
Epidemiology, currently on sabbatical, has returned from
Vienna where he served as the Canadian delegate to an
international meeting on Chernobyl called to assist the Russians
in establishing a long-term follow-up to the nuclear accident.
The meeting, sponsored by the United Nations, involved 20
scientists from 10 countries including the U.S. and Japan.
Anderson said the Russians looked to western nations for
assistance because doctors in the West are knowledgable in
the long-term epidemiology of cancer. He said North
Americans, Britons and Scandinavians have done large human
studies on the effects of such things as smoking and
occupational diseases whereas epidemiology to the Russians is
still more concerned with infectious diseases.
Anderson said the meeting assisted the Russians in
designing the best approach to follow up over the next 20 or 30
years on the health of the 100,000 people most affected by the
accident They will study, for example, how children and
pregnant women were affected by the radioactivity.
"It was encouraging to see the co-operation in the face of
environmental problems that affect mankind as a whole,"
Anderson said.
Research forest tours
UBC's 5,150-hectare Research Forest in Maple Ridge offers
free guided tours every Sunday and holiday Monday
throughout the summer.
The two-hour tours start at 2 p.m. and are led by a
registered professional forester.
Groups of 20 or more can arrange for free tours Wednesday
to Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The cost for weekday
tours for groups of less than 20 is $1 per person.
If you'd like to explore on your own, the forest is open from
dawn till dusk every day. Wheelchair trails are marked.
The Research Forest is less than 90 minutes from
Vancouver. To book a tour, or for directions, call 463-8148.
Involved in preparation for the upcoming meetings of the International Union of Geodesy and
Geophysics are: (front row) J afar Arkani-Hamed, Prof. Richard Chase; (centre row) assembly program
co-ordinator Prof. Richard Lee Armstrong, Debra Varley, Sandra Lieuful, Alison Jones; (back row)
Alison Hart and assembly chairman Prof. R. Don Russell.
4,000 scientists to meet here
for earth sciences conference
by Lorie Chortyk
Four thousand scientists from more than 100 countries will
gather at UBC Aug. 9 to 22 for the 19th General Assembly of
the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. The
assembly is one of the largest gatherings of earth scientists held
in the world.
Participants will present the latest research findings in areas
such as pollution control, earthquakes, mineral resources,
weather forecasting, climate change, water quality,
measurement of continental drift, and the discovery of new
bodies in the solar system.
Prof. Richard Lee Armstrong of UBC's Geological Sciences
Department is coordinating the program for the conference.
"Scientists from a wide range of fields, including planetology
geophysics, geology, chemistry, geography, oceanography, soil
science and civil engineering, will be attending the assembly,"
says Armstrong. "The issues being discussed—such as how
the thinning of the ozone layer affects agricultural resources, or
how to predict and control natural disasters—cross over many
Many of the papers being presented at the conference focus
on issues of particular importance to Canadians, such as the
exploration for minerals off the coast of Vancouver Island, water
resources for the forest industry, and the geography of Arctic
The last IUGG conference hosted by Canada was held in
Toronto in 1957, a meeting which coincided with the launching
of the first artificial earth satellite, Sputnik. UBC President David
Strangway, a well known geophysicist, will convene a
symposium at the upcoming conference on advances in space
exploration since Sputnik.
The seven associations which make up the IUGG are the
International Association of Geodesy, the International
Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior,
the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of
the Earth's Interior, the International Association of
Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, the International Association of
Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, the International
Association of Hydrologies) Sciences and the International
Association for the Physical Sciences of the Ocean.
The IUGG planning committee has also organized scientific
and general interest tours of the Northwest for conference
participants, including points of interest such as Mt St
Helens and the Canadian Rockies.
Chairman of the 1987 assembly is Prof. R. Don Russell of
UBC's Geophysics and Astronomy Department
UBC will also be the site of a pre-assembiy meeting Aug. 8
and 9 in UBC's Woodward Instructional Resources Centre to
discuss the role of geophysicists in the International
Geosphere—Biosphere Program, a billion-dollar project which
will promote cross-discipline scientific research in the 1990s.
The project, sponsored by the International Council of Scientific
Unions, will bring researchers from every scientific field together
to discuss issues of global importance.
Universities look
at economic role
The universities of British Columbia see themselves as key
players in a push to establish what they call the "new
In a report prepared at the request of Stanley Hagen,
Minister of Advanced Education and Job Training, UBC, Simon
Fraser and the University of Victoria emphasized the role of
research and teaching in fuelling economic renewal in a world
economy altered by technology.
The tri-u niversity report recommends that British Columbia
assume "worldwide perspectives in marketing", produce
complex products for sophisticated consumers, and recognize
the necessity for adding value to its products.
It says the universities contribute to the economy by
preparing students and researchers for rapid technological
change and strong foreign competition. The report was
presented to the provincial cabinet by Hagen.
"Research activities of the universities have a major impact
on the provincial economy. They generate more than 60 per
cent of the research in the province," the report said.
The universities describe their resources, talent and facilities
as "magnets for investment by industry." The report said
universities attract more than $100 million to the province
annually in the form of research grants and contracts, and out-
of-province students contribute at least $20 million. Visitors
from all parts of the world come to the universities for scholarly
conferences and make significant contributions to revenue from
"Universities are directly responsible for an injection of at
See Economy Page Three s
Campus a town to explore with tour guide
When UBC tour guide Peig McTague takes
visitors around the campus she tailors the trek
to suit her audience. A group of high school
juniors may begin the tour at the War Memorial
Gym where they hope to see champion
gymnast Lori Fung at work.
"But if I have older adults interested in
gardening, we dont just visit the gardens, we
treat the campus as a garden," says McTague,
a third-year law student who works in the
Community Relations Office.
Even a visit to the SUB video arcade is not
out of line, although she says she doesn't
usually mention video games until the end of
the tour, and often checks first with the
Ifs all part of her philosophy of presenting
the university campus as a town.
"I like to use the metaphor of the town with
visitors because with 35,000 day students and
6,800 faculty and staff UBC is the size of a
medium-sized town. I may even show them
where the mayor's office is," she says, referring
to the Old Administration Building where
President David Strangway has his office.
If McTague has a restless group of young
people she elicits attention with a reward—ice
cream on the house for anyone who can
stump her with a question about the campus,
taken from the visitor's brochure.
She provides tours for school groups,
tourists, community organizations, English as a
Second Language groups, new employees
and Individuals.
McTague has initiated a number of
enhancements to the campus tour program.
She is working on special tours for seniors and
disabled people, in keeping with her view of
UBC as an accessible, friendly place for all to
visit and team. A tour brochure is being
printed In several different languages; and
looking ahead to next summer, she is
developing a "kid's treasure hunt" booklet
which will fit into the social studies curriculum
for use in B.C. schools. When students visit
the university next year, they will use the
booklet to seek out points of interest on
Book Ahead
Here are just some of the high spots
included on a typical tour health sciences
facilities, sometimes with a sweep through the
hospital; the Pulp and Paper Institute to
demonstrate the UBC-industry connection; the
Geology Museum where youngsters are sent
on a treasure hunt to find the ftorescent gem;
the Old Barn cafeteria where seniors like to
take a break; the Main Library and the
Chemistry buildings where their granite
exteriors are reminders of Oxford and
Cambridge; the Crane Library for visually
impaired people with its talking books, and the
Main Mall where McTague surprises visitors by
telling them they are walking on the roof of the
Sedgewick Library.
Tours are free and should be booked
ahead of time by calling the Community
Relations office at 228-3131. Morning tours
which are two hours long begin at 10 and
afternoon tours of one hour and 45 minutes
begin at 1 and 3 p.m. Groups and individuals
can be accommodated.
And just to prove that everyone who comes
to UBC is a mover and a shaker McTague
invariably takes visitors to the Geophysics and
Astronomy building where the group jumps in
unison to move the needle on the long-period
"Ifs a do-it-yourself earthquake," she says.
Director of purchasing named
Keith Rutland Bowler has recently been
appointed director of purchasing for the
university. Bowler joins UBC with a solid
background in personnel management and
information systems and 19 years experience
In al aspects of purchasing policies, practises,
material handling and scientific support
operations from his former position at the
University of Toronto.
A graduate of the Administrative and
Management program at that university, he has
served on the board of several professional
Keith Bowler
The Royal Society of Canada has awarded
Economics professor Anthony Scott the Innis-
Gerin medal for distinguished and sustained
contributions to the literature of the social
sciences. Scott is the first recipient from UBC
and only the third economist to receive the
medal in the 15 years it has been awarded.
Scoffs research covers a variety of topics
including federal fiscal arrangements, the 'brain
drain', fisheries economics, water resources
and property rights. The society cited him for
"making lasting contributions to the study of
resources and conservation".
Twenty-three future scientists and
engineers at UBC have been awarded
$13,000 scholarships from the Science
Council of British Columbia.
They are: Sharmln Gamlet Soil Science;
Benolt Girard, Food Science; Heather
Ashton, Ruth McDougall, Animal Science;
Peter Thompson, Oceanography; Mark
Decamlttls, Zoology; Ken Lertzman, Forestry;
Mlshtu Banerlee, Botany; Steven Dew,
Angela Gallagher, Paul Klnahan, Physics;
Walter Chlcha, Ian Street, Chemistry; Allan
Gtob, Civil Engineering; Martina Breault, Matt
Perehanok, John Taylor, Mechanical
Engineering; Anne-Marie Boudreau,
Metallurgical Engineering; Christine Third,
Metals and Materials Engineering; Jantje
Been, Chemical Engineering; Dave Fayegh,
David Siu-Kau, Civil Engineering; Martin
Lord, Electric Engineering.
Graduate Research, Engineering and
Technology (GREAT) scholarships are
awarded to 39 graduate students at the three
B.C. universities and are designed to
encourage them to carry out their thesis
research in co-operation with an off-campus
company, agency or research institute.
»   *   »
Dr. John S. Chase, director of budget
planning and systems management at UBC
has received the Association for Institutional
Research (AIR) Outstanding Achievement
Award. The award is given annually to
members of the U.S.-based professional
association who "have made extraordinary and
sustained contributions to the association."
Chase has served the organization for more
than 10 years.
AIR is an association of some 20,000
professionals who work in the areas of
management research, policy analysis and
planning in post-secondary institutions,
agencies and organizations. Its executive
offices are located at Florida State University,
Memorial Fund
A memorial fund has been established in
the name of Kenneth Gordon Young, registrar
and secretary of Senate at UBC who died May
2. Donations may be sent to: The K.G. Young
Memorial Fund, c/o Dept of Financial
Services, UBC, Room 60 General Services
Administration Bldg., 305 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver, B.C., V6T1Z4.
Tour guide Peig McTague gives visiting students  a quick social studies lesson.
Fairness is everyone's business. Students
should take an interest in the salary dispute
between UBC faculty and administration, both
because low faculty morale affects our
education and because, according to the
Faculty Association's Brief on Salaries and
Economic Benefits, significant salary increases
are "necessary as a matter of fairness..."
What is a fair level of pay for academics?
What justifies average salaries above $50,000
for academics when the average full-time
worker in Canada earns barely half that much?
Four main reasons have been suggested:
academics should be compensated for lost
earnings during their lengthy period of study;
their job is unusually demanding; their income
should be comparable to that of other
professionals; and UBC salaries must be at a
competitive level with comparable institutions
to retain and recruit talented faculty.
Let us calmly consider these reasons.
Should academics be compensated for lost
earnings during student years? It is often
argued that their lifetime earnings should not
fall below those of skilled tradespeople, but
this argument is really quite weak. It
presupposes that time invested in advanced
education must pay off in monetary terms
when it already pays off in terms of social
prestige and personal fulfilment, and when
graduate student life is itself an immensely
privileged life. Insofar as graduate students
are poverty-striken, money is surely better
spent alleviating this poverty than
compensating academics for it.
Are academic jobs unusually demanding?
Fierce competition at junior levels has indeed
made such jobs stressful, but the solution is
obviously not to increase the competition by
further increasing salaries. At the senior level,
most academic jobs are probably less stressful
than many other occupations because they
involve fairly routine teaching and research,
few structured duties during the summer
months and the option of regular sabbaticals.
Should academics have comparable
incomes to doctors and lawyers? While
admitting that academics are equally worthy
professionals, we must nevertheless ask
whether the enormous incomes of many
doctors and lawyers are socially justified as a
necessary incentive for people to enter these
professions, or whether they are the unfair
outcome of restrictions on admission and
political lobbying by powerful professional
associations. If the second, then the fact that
doctors and lawyers have extorted unfair
incomes from society is clearly no reason for
letting academics get away with tt as well.
Finally must faculty salaries at UBC be
competitive with comparable institutions? Here
we must insist on a sharp conceptual
distinction between fairness and prudence. It
may be required by prudence, although not by
fairness, to pay competitive salaries.
Reputation-hungry universities bid against
each other (and sometimes against industry)
for the most promising or distinguished
researchers, and less distinguished academics
have benefited from that These realities of the
academic marketplace make it prudent to pay
highly mobile professors—probably a minority
-higher salaries on the basis of special merit
The bargaining position of the Faculty
Association seems muddled at this point On
the one hand, its strongest rationale for salary
increases is to "retain and recruit' talented
faculty; on the other, it criticizes the
administration for recruiting new faculty. By far
its most irresponsible proposal is to leave
unfilled (most?) positions that become vacant
through normal retirements and resignations,
and to reallocate the savings as salary
It is incredibly unfair and pernicious to
suggest that the university could have saved
over $20 million in the past four years through
a hiring freeze. Pernicious because in many
departments, especially those plagued by
stagnation, new faculty is desperately needed
to fill gaps in expertise left by departing faculty.
Incredibly unfair because established faculty
increase their already ample incomes at the
expense of denying aspiring faculty a foothold
in academia.
Academics tend to reap an enviable triple
benefit ample salaries and self-fulfilment in a
challenging social role, along with absolute job
security. In every comparative study of
intrinsic job satisfaction or social prestige they
rank at or near the top of the list. If the
academic labor market were governed by
supply and demand—rather than by a well-
organized monopoly of tenure holders who
drive a hard bargain—average salaries in most
disciplines would be considerably lower than
$50,000. When UBC faculty members are
"bitter and frustrated" about the
administration's unwillingness to increase
salaries by more than 4 per cent their
complaints are sadly symptomatic of the loss
of a wider social perspective which typically
accompanies the isolation of the privileged.
Kurt Preinsperg
Philosophy Graduate Student
Editor's Note: The above letter has been
edited In the Interest of space.
Thank you for your article in the June 11th
edition about our Engineering Physics Project
Unfortunately, a few words slipped into the
last paragraph, which give a wrong
impression. It reads as if Mod Energy, Vortek,
and TIR Systems started in the Engineering
Physics design lab. Instead, these companies
were direct spinoffs from the Physics
Department. All three companies have
recently given challenging problems to the
design lab, and the three students in the photo
in your article were actually working on a Moli
Boye Ahlbom
Department of Physics
2     UBC REPORTS July 2,1987 Historical Atlas of Canada to debut this fall
by David Morton
Dr. Cole Hants is spreading maps over the
tables in his Geography Building office. One
shows a river mouth settlement in the Bay of
Fundy, with the names of Acadian
homesteaders who lived there in 1707.
Another shows the distribution of Huron
villages and trails near Georgian Bay in
Southern Ontario between 1615 and 1650.
The maps are immaculately drawn and
colored and teeming with fascinating detail.
Harris explains the charts showing things like
the deployment of Jesuit priests, soldiers and
servants in the Lake Huron missions or
schematic diagrams of the seasonal round of
native economies. And spread judiciously
around the maps are concise, 75 to 150-word
descriptions of each of the illustrations.
The maps are proofs from the forthcoming
Volume One of the Historical Atlas of Canada-
-a publishing event that will equal the release
of Hurtig's Canadian Encyclopedia. Volume
One will appear this September.
Eight years in the making, this volume,
which covers the country's development from
the end of the last ice age, some 12,000 years
ago, to 1800, involved 60 authors from eight
disciplines in many universities across Canada.
There are 70 double-page plates and
numerous original illustrations. It is being
simultaneously published in English and
Volume Two of the Historical Atlas of
Canada will deal with the 19th century and is
expected to be completed in 1992-93.
Volume Three, which will precede Volume
Two, will cover the 20th century. It is expected
to be published in 1989-90. The project is
being funded by the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Cole Harris, of UBC's Geography
Department had the monumental task of
editing Volume One. He has recently finished
his work on the project and is anxiously
awaiting the book's release.
"The volume represents a massive
outpouring of new data. It is among the
largest compilation of scholarly information on
the historical development of Canada," he
Harris explains that the purpose was to
produce a scholarly reference atlas that was, at
the same time, accessible to the general
public. The process of attracting contributions
from the country's best scholars, co-ordinating
the cartography (by University of Toronto
cartographer Geoffrey Matthews) and
producing a work that was accurate in detail
and a persuasive interpretation of the evolution
Dr. Cole Harris and Volume One of the Historical Atlas of Canada.
of early Canada has taken up most of his time
since the work began in 1979.
"We've had to be exceedingly careful in
every detail," he says. "For instance, there
were many long distance telephone
conversations about the spelling of French
place names. Lac La Pluie is current Canadian
usage, but Lac a la pluie is correct modern
French. After much discussion, we settled on
Lac La Pluie in the English edition and Lac a la
pluie in the French."
Fantastic Work
But as Harris talks, ifs obvious he wouldn't
have traded his involvement in the project for
the world.
'There was travel all the time—from one
end of the country to the other. I'd drop into
one city to meet with an author, and end up
meeting someone else who was doing
outstanding work that deserved a place in the
"There is a remarkable pool of scholarship
across this country and the atlas could not
have been produced without the total cooperation of this impressive group of authors.
"I was coming across new things all the
time. As an editor, I had to play my hunches
and keep the table of contents open as long as
Much of the work in the atlas is original,
according to Harris. For the first time, maps
have been used to illustrate the evolution of
primitive cultures into the native populations
first encountered by Europeans. As well, a
map has been created showing late
Pleistocene glaciation that led to the formation
of the continent. And Dr. Dale Kinkade of
UBC's Linguistics Department has authored a
remarkably detailed map of the distribution of
languages and dialects in the northern
cordillera in 1800.
What emerges from the atlas is that the
country we know as Canada has evolved
slowly out of 500 years of European
involvement with North America. By 1800,
many basic characteristics of Canada were in
place. The Canada-U.S. border, Harris
suggests, is not a geographical accident
"The border as we know it is a tolerably
accurate boundary between two different
European experiences—a northern experience
with staple trades and limited agricultural
opportunities that became Canada, and a
more southerly experience with a more
bounteous land that became the United States.
"In many ways, an atlas is an appropriate
medium to describe the early evolution of the
country. An atlas can deal with problems like
distance, regions and settlement in a way that
a textual account cannot"
The Historical Atlas of Canada will be
published in September. Pre-publication
orders can be placed at the UBC Bookstore for
$85. After publication, the price is $95.
B.C. physics students Canada's best
B.C. high school physics students came off
with some spectacular results in Canadian
competition, and as a result three of them will
take part in the International Physics Olympiad
in Jena, East Germany July 5 to 12.
Dr. Michael Crooks of UBC's Physics
Department, coordinator of B.C. participation in
the competition, said the students placed first,
second and third on the five-person Canadian
team. A fourth B.C. student who ranked sixth
is an alternate.
"The results are spectacular," he said,
"More than we hoped for. The high school
level of physics appears to be excellent. The
competition stimulates our best physics
students and encourages good physics
He said the competition, now in its second
year, began in the fall when the province's 300
teachers of Grade 11 and 12 physics were
contacted. A large number of students were
interested in participating in the program which
involved monthly tutorials and problem-
solving involving "something a little more
demanding" than normal course work.
Students' work was marked once a month. In
April, most wrote the Canadian Association of
Physicists exam. Based oh their monthly
marks and the exam, 20 Grade II and 12
students were invited to UBC campus for a
Economy continued from Page One
least $150 million annually into the British
Columbia economy from out-of-province
sources," the report said.
The report said the provincial economy
must feature:
. Efficient highly-productive and
technologically-advanced resource-based
. Sophisticated, internationally-oriented
service industries, capitalizing on opportunities
for tourism, trade and transportation.
. Diversification of business in high-
technology, value-added manufacturing,
cultural and knowledge-based industries,
financial services, transportation and
. A highly-educated and adaptable human
resource, a pool of talent
"Growth in the economy and growth in
employment are closely related to the level of
education," the report said, tt stated that the
universities must collaborate with government,
industry and labor to target development in the
following areas:
. New fields of advanced education in
emerging areas such as micro-electronics,
computer science, biotechnology, materials
science and health sciences.
. Advanced education for the next
generation of managers and entrepreneurs to
lead the commercial thrusts of a new economy
in the resource-based, service-oriented, and
diversified industries of the future.
. Subject areas of particular economic and
social significance to the province such as
Pacific Rim studies.
. Graduate programs specializing in areas
relevant to current economic growth.
. Maintenance of the highest standards of
training for the various professions that are
critical for the health, social services and
economic development of the province.
. Expansion of co-operative advanced
education programs with all industrial sectors.
. Expansion of continuing education and
professional retraining, recognizing that 80 per
cent of those who will be in the workforce in
2001 are already adults and half their training
will be out of date within five years after
weekend May 29 to 31. During that time, they
had lectures and somelab experience before
writing the three-hour national exam used to
choose the Canadian team. When the results
came in, B.C. physics students performed
better than others in Canada.
The students who will spend a week at the
Olympiad are: Greg Wellman of Richmond, a
student at Sir Winston Churchill school; Karl
Berggren of Coquitlam, St. George's School
and Richard Kiss, Vernon Secondary School.
Patrick Tang of Steveston Secondary in
Richmond is a first alternate.
Dr. Michael Crooks
UEL position
While controversy over the future of the
University Endowment Lands continues,
President David Strangway stated UBC's
position in the press and in a memo to faculty.
The president said the university supports
the concept of a major park in the UEL, but he
made it clear that the Board of Governors
believes some land should be set aside for
UBC.   He pointed out that benefits to the
university derived from the lands would benefit
the community as a whole.
Strangway said that if UBC's proposal were
adopted, 1,300 acres would be set aside for
park, and a large portion of foreshore land
would be reserved.
His proposal suggested that 287 acres be
set aside to allow the university to generate a
flow of income by a suitable residential
development scheme. This would include
faculty as well as other market housing.
'The university is itself a major resource to
the people of the province and the income
would be used for a wide variety of projects.
Foremost among these at the present is the
development of major capital facilities—new or
replacement—on the campus. We have an
aging physical plant that needs major
The president said the university would
develop new facilities including a library, a
concert/convocation hall, athletic facilities and
research space.
"These needs," he said, "are all important
to the university, but they also are important to
the community as UBC develops....to better
serve the people of the province. I need not
tell you how important a steady source of
endowment income will be to the university."
Since the present research park is nearly
full, the university has also requested an
additional 100 acres to provide for expansion.
UBC REPORTS July 2,1987     3 UBC Calendar
Metis Music
The Museum of Anthropology presents award winning
fiddler, Riel Aubishon, performing authentic Metis
music. Free with Museum admission. For more
information, call 228-5087. Great Hall, Museum of
Chemistry Seminar
REMPI - PES of Molecular Chlorine. Professor C.A. de
Lange, Department of Physical Chemistry, Free
University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Chemistry
Room 225. 2:30 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
N -aminocytidine, a mutagenic nucleoside -
mechanism andapplication. Dr. Hikoya Hayatsu,
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama
University. IRC 3. 4 p.m.
Theology Lecture
Vancouver School of Theology Summer Public Lecture
Series. Evangelical Preaching: Malpractise or Mandate?
Dr. Harrell Beck, Boston Universityof Theology.
Chapel of the Epiphany, Van. School of Theology. 7:30
Medical Grand Rounds
Thyroid Hormone Resistance. Dr. David Thompson,
Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, HSCH. Room G-
279, Lecture Theatre, Acute Care Unit, Health Sciences
Centre Hospital. 12noon.
Music for Summer Evenings
John Loban, violin: Gene Ramsbottom, clarinet;and
Melindar Coffey, piano. The opening concert features a
piece originally composed for famous clarinetist Benny
Goodman and violinist Josef Szigeti entitled Contrasts,
by Bela Bartok. Romantic piano solos and Milhaud's
Whimsical Trio complete the program. Free admission.
Recital Hall, Music Building. 8:00 p.m.
Obstetrical, Paedlatric and Family Practice
Breastfeeding and the Role of the Physician. Maureen
Minchin?Victoria, Australia. Room D308, Shaughnessy
Hospital, 4500 Oak Street. For more information, call
875-2335. 8 a.m.
Theology Lecture
Vancouver School of Theology Summer Public Lecture
Series. Political Theology in Canada: A Dailogue. Dr.
William Crockett and Dr. Brian Fraser, Vancouver
School of Theology. Chapel of the Epip hany, V.S.T.
7:30 p.m.
Theology Lecture
Vancouver School of Theology Summer Public Lecture
Series. The Birth of the New Testament. Dr. Etienne
Trocme, University of Strasbourg. Chapel of the
Epiphany, V.S.T. 7:30 p.m.
Friends of The Geological Museum
Dr. R. Allan Freeze will be presenting a program on
Nuclear Waste Disposal. Dr. Freeze is a mem ber of the
Department of Geological Sciences and an
internationally-known consultant. This presentation will
include both technical and social aspects of waste
disposal. All are welcome, but seating is limited and
priority is given to members. Room 135, Geological
Museum. 8:00 p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds
Prostatic Carcinoma- Present Status. Dr. Kevin
Murphy, St. Paul's Hospital. Room G-279, Lecture
Theatre, Acute Care Unit, HSCH. 12 noon.
Music for a Summer Evening.
Kathleen Rudolph, flute; and Rita Costanzi, harp. Free
admission. UBC Music Building. 8 p.m.
Exhibition of Tibetan Thangkas
Shambhala: An Enlightened Society by Noedup
Rongae. Freeadmission. Opening reception:
Wednesday July 1, 5-7p.m. Special guest: Mynak
Tulku, Director of the National Museum of Bhutan.
Lecture presentations on Mondays and Fridays at 6 p.m.
Co-sponsored by International Development Education
through the Arts (IDEA) and the Institute of Asian
Research, UBC. For more information, call 228-2746.
July 2-July 16. Asian Centre Auditorium. 2 p.m.-7
p.m. daily.
Library Tours
Tours of the Main Library daily July 6- 10 at 10:30 a.m.
and 12:45 p.m. Meet at the Main Library entrance.
Tours last 45 minutes. All welcome.
Graduate Student Centre Summer Hours
The Grad Centre Lounge is open Mon. - Thurs. 4:30 p.m.
- 11:30 p.m.and Fri. from 4:30 p.m.- 1:00a.m. The view
is beautiful and the public are welcome. Lunch service
begins July 6 in the Garden Room, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
UBC Reports is published every second
Thursday by UBC Community Relations
6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C.
V6T1W5, Telephone 228-3131.
Editor-in-Chief. Margaret Nevin
Editor: Jerri Lee
Layout Jo Moss
Contributors: Jo Moss, Lorie Chortyk,
David Morton, Jerri Lee.
High flying skateboarder is a Canadian amateur world champion performing at the
recent International Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation conference
hosted by UBC's School of Physical Education and Recreation.
Special events include the Monday video nights in the
Lounge (free of charge). Schedules are available at the
Centre. Wednesdays we present live music in the
Lounge and on Friday evenings recorded music and
dancing. Every Fri day at 4 p.m. come and visit the ever
popular Beergarden in the Garden Room. For more
information, call 228-3203.
Recreation UBC Summer Hours
The Recreation UBC outdoor rental shop has full-time
summer hours now through September 1. All types of
outdoor equipment may be rented for reasonable prices.
Open daily 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. except Sunday.
Located in the dispensary of the War Memorial Gym.
For more information, call 228-3515 or 228-3996.
Research Participants Required
Participants between the ages of 18-25 who are
employed full-time are required for a research project
associated with the Department of Counselling
Psychology. The project examines ways in which
parents have attempted to influence young adults
regarding their occupation, career, and life plan.
Participants willing to complete a questionnaire requiring
approximately 1-1/2 hours will be paid $10 and $20 for a
two hour interview. For more information, call Dr.
Richard Young or John Schneider at 228-6380.
Decision Workshop
A group of interested faculty will meet weekly on
Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 to 2:30 in Henry Angus
Penthouse to discuss research issues related to
important recent books in the general area of decision
making and choice. ThefirS't book we will consider is
Ulysses and the Sirens: Studies in Rationality and
Irrationality and we willfollowthis with Sour Grapes:
Studies in the Subversion of Rationality. Both books
are authored by Jon Elster and are published by
Cambridge University Press. Copies are on reserve in
the Main Library. The first meeting will be on
Wednesday, July 8 and we will focus on Chapter 1 of
Ulysses and the Sirens. All interested faculty are
welcome — just come or contact Ken MacCrimmon
(224-8350) for more information.
Forestry Presentation
Western Red Cedar—Does it Have a Future?.
Presentations include biology, ecology, marketing,
economics, harvesting, growth modeling, anthropology,
industrial health, wood properties and processing and
sooth-saying! July 13 and 14. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.. Room
155, MacMillan Bldg. Sponsored by Facultyof Forestry.
For more information, call 228-5689 or 228-2504.
Chinese Brush Painting Exhibition
Sponsored by the Institute of Asian Research. 'Visions"
paints by Margaret H. Chinn. Freeadmission.
Demonstration on Sunday July 19 at 2 p.m. For more
information, call 228-2746. Asian Centre Auditorium.
July 18 - July 26. 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily.
Museum of Anthropology Exhibitions
The Flute and The Sword. Exhibition featuring popular
religious poster art which explores the passionate
nature of two Hindu deities, Krishna and Kali. Until July
The Third Eye. An exhibition featuring non-destructive
scientific techniques used to yield information beyond
the scope of normal methods of curatorial investigation.
Until September 27.
The Literary Heritage of Hinduism. Exhibition of sacred
Hindu texts discussing the significance of Spiritual
Knowledge. Until November.
The Hindu Divine. Six independent exhibitions explore
some of the many ways in which abstract concepts of
the Absolute are depicted in Indian life through
bronzes, stone sculptures, popular art and everyday
objects. Aseventh exhibition discusses Hindu, Sikh,
and Islamic religious expressions in Vancouver. Until
Museum admission: Adults $2.50, children, seniors,
students $1. For more information, call 228-5087.
Forest Sciences, IUFRO Workshop
Woody Plant Growth in a Changing Physical and
Chemical Environment Symposium. Dr. D.P. Lavender.
For more information, call 228-4166. July 27-31.
Room 166, MacMillan Building. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Stress Management Course
The University Health & Safety Committee is
sponsoring a 3-hour course on personal stress
management. Sessions will be held from 12:30- 1:30
p.m. on July 27, 29 and 31 and will be presented by Dr.
Dorothy Goresky, Student Health Service, UBC. Free.
Room 414, IRC 4th Floor Conference Room.
Registration limited, call 228-2643.
Frederic Wood Theatre
Year-round performances of traditional and
experimental theatre. UBC's summer stock company
will perform this year: Michel Tremblay's Bonjour La,
Bonjour July 8-18; and the final show, Barry
Broadfoot's Ten Lost Years, runs July 29 to Aug. 8. For
ticket information, call 228-2678.
Bursaries to Study French at UBC
Bursaries may be available to Canadian citizens or
landed immigrants who have been full-time students
during the 1986-87 academic year. July 13-August 21.
The bursary covers tuition, room and board on campus,
and cultural and social activities scheduled by the
Program. For information, call 222-5224.
Language Programs
Three-week, non-credit, morning programs in French
begin July 13 and August 4; all-day immersion programs
begin July 13and August4; Three-week, non-credit,
morning programs in Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin and
Cantonese begin July 7 and July 27. For more
information, call Language Programs and Services,
Centre for Continuing Education, at 222-5227.
Safety Program Seminar
The Occupational Health and Safety Department is
holding a 2-day seminar on occupational health and
safety programs. Topics include Safety
Responsibilities, Effective Safety Committees, Safety
Inspection Techniques, Accident Investigations and
Safety Training and Instruction. Freeadmission. Will be
of interest to managers, supervisors and safety
committee members. For information and registration
call 228-2643. Wed. and Thurs., August 19 and 20.
Native Youth Programs
Native Youth Workers present the following illustrated
talks and tours: Traditional Uses of the Cedar Tree (1:15
p.m.); Northwest Coast Ceremonies and Feasts (2 p.m.);
Fishing Technology on the Northwest Coast (2:30 p.m.);
Totem Pole Tour (3:30 p.m.). July 2-3, 8-10 and Tuesday
through Friday July 21 through August 28. For more
information, call 228-5087, Museum of Anthropology.
Thinking of Volunteering?
Volunteer Connections is open now through August to
help you find the volunteer position that best suits you.
This is a free service, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30
p.m. in the Student Counselling and Resources Centre,
Brock 200. For information, call 228-4347. For an
appointment, call 228-3811.
Botanical & Nitobe Memorial Gardens
The Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden will
be open daily 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Freeadmission
Wednesdays. For information, call 228-4208.
Haida Houses Project
Northwest Coast artist, Norman Tait and a team of five
carvers are turning a 29.5 ton, 20 metre-long log into a
Nishga cargo canoe - the first of its kind in over 100
years. It will be paddled down the west coast to
California, tracing the ancient abalone trading routes.
For further information, call 226-5087. Haida Houses,
Museum of Anthropology. Continues throughout the
Summer Sun, Fun and Fitness
UBC Leisure Pursuits Instructional Program. Outdoor
aerobics, weather permitting, Mondayto Friday 12-
12:40 p.m. Call 228-3996 for location, or if you would
like to see classes offered at other times. Aerobics to
music—in UBC's newest weightroom, basement War
Memorial Gym. Mondayto Friday 1 - 1:40 p.m.
Weightroom is open Mondayto Thursday 12 - 7:45 p.m.
and Friday 12- 5:45 p.m. Expert and helpful supervision
on location. $2 drop-in charge for all activities, summer
passes available. For more information, call 228-3996.
English Conversation Class
English Conversation Class, with a variety of music,
stories and films - all free! International House, Upper
Lounge. For more information, call 226-5021. Monday
evenings, 7:30 p.m.
Language Exchange Program
This program is for those interested in learning foreign
languages or in exchanging a foreign language for
English. Call International House between 9 a.m. and 5
p.m. Monday- Friday at 228-5021.
Golf Lessons
Get in the swing of things with UBC golf lessons.
Lessons are held Monday and Wednesday evenings at
various times. There are basic and intermediate levels.
Smalt classes ensure personal attention. A video
session helps you see the problems with your swing.
Equipment is available at no extra charge. The cost is
$55. Tuition waivers welcome. For more information
contact: Community Sport Services at 228-3688.
Ice Hockey for Adults
UBC is offering adult ice hockey lessons this summer at
beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. They run
either Tuesday or Wednesday evenings starting mid-
July. Cost is $90 per six week session. Tuition waivers
welcome. For more information contact Community
Sport Services at 228-3688.
* Assoc, for Canadian Studies
-Intercultural/lnterregional Enrichment [31]
"     Association of Commonwealth Universities
-Staffing Assistance to Developing Universities
* Australian Inst, of Nuclear Science and Eng.
-AINSE Research Fellowship [31]
* Bell, Max, Foundation
-Research [1]
* Canadian Inst, for Intl. Peace and Security
-Research [15]
* Canadian Res. Inst, for Advancement of Women
-Grants-in-Aid [31]
-George Drew Commonwealth Travel Bursaries
* Donner Canadian Foundation
-Programme and Research [1]
* Epilepsy Foundation of America
-Clinical Research Fellowships [30]
-Research [30]
* European Molecular Biology Organization
-EMBO Fellowships [15]
'      Grant (William T.) Foundation
-One-time Grants [1 ]
* Guggenheim (Harry Frank) Foundation
-Career Development Awards [1 ]
-Grants for Research [1]
* Health and Welfare Canada: NHRDP AIDS Program
-AIDS Research [17]
* Health Effects Institute (US)
-Preliminary Research Applications [1 ]
* International Copper Research Association
-Research Contract [15]
* March of Dimes Birth Defects Fdn. (US)
-Clinical Research - Human Birth Defects [1 ]
-Social & Behavioral Sciences Research
Program [1 ]
* McLaughlin, R. Samuel, Foundation
-McLaughlin Fellowship in Medicine [15]
* Multiple Sclerosis Society, National U.S.
-Research [1]
* New Zealand Natl. Research Adv. Council
-Senior and Postdoctoral Fellowships [1 ]
* North Atlantic Treaty Organization
-International Collaborative Research [15]
-Senior Scientist Programme [15]
* Runyon, Damon-Winchell, Walter, Cancer Fund
-Clinical Scientists Fellowship [15]
-Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant [15]
* Spencer, Chris Foundation
-Foundation Grants [31]
* Steel Structures Education Foundation
-Research [31]
* Wildlife Habitat Canada
-Research [1]
* Wolf Foundation (Israel)
-Prize in Science and Arts [31]
* World Wildlife Fund (Canada)
-General Research [1 ]
Revised Ottendar Deaolmes
A reminder tattle campus community that UBC Reports takes a holiday fa August with only one issue
published August 6. Deadlines for submission to UBC Calendar tftx altered. For events in the period
July 19 to Aug, 8, notices mat he submitted no later them 4 pm. on Thursday July 9. For events in the
period Aug. 9 to Sept. 12, notices must be submitted no later than 4 pjn. on Tuesday July 28. All
submissions must be made on proper Calendar farms to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial
Road, Room fflt, Old Administration Building. For more, information* call 228-3131.


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