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 Volume 31 Number 16
UCBC rejects UBC's
request for funds
UBC had hoped to receive additional
funds for its 1985-86 operating budget
from the Universities Council of B.C.
(UCBC). The funds were to come from
the unallocated reserve of the University
Adjustments Program (UAP), a
$14,924,900 fund included as part of the
1985/86 provincial global allocation for
Terry Sumner
Finance director
begins Sept. 16
Mr. Terry Sumner, a chartered
accountant with experience in
government and the private sector, has
been appointed director of the
Department of Financial Services at
UBC. His appointment is effective
Sept. 16.
Mr. Sumner comes to UBC from the
provincial Ministry of Finance where he
was Manager of Borrowing Operations
and Registrar of Securities in the
Treasury Department. Before joining
the finance ministry in 1980, he was
employed by Thorne Riddell and Co.
Mr. Sumner is an economics graduate
from Simon Fraser University and
received his Licentiate in Accounting
from UBC in 1976. He is a member of
the Institute of Chartered Accountants
of British Columbia.
Reporting to Mr. Sumner will be Mr.
Allen Baxter, who takes on the role of
Director of Financial Systems Development. Mr. Baxter will be responsible for
the design and implementation of
automated and manual financial systems
at the University, including a new
general ledger and accounts payable
system which should be installed by
April 1, 1986.
Mr. Sumner can be reached at
228-4800 and Mr. Baxter at 228-2661.
university operating grants.
The UAP fund, representing five per
cent of the funds allocated for operating
costs at the three provincial universities,
was intended "to assist in program
adjustments within and between the
universities, faculty renewal and for
research and instruction in emerging
and innovative high-priority areas."
Most of the UAP fund had previously
been distributed by UCBC, but nearly
$3.5 million was held back for
On Aug. 30, UCBC chairman George
Morfitt wrote to President pro tern.
Robert Smith to inform him that no
additional funds had been allocated to
UBC from the UAP.
In his letter, Mr. Morfitt said $2.1
million of the unallocated UAP reserve
had been approved for release to the
University of Victoria and Simon Fraser
University for engineering expansion.
This was done, the letter said, at the
request of Universities Minister Dr.
Patrick McGeer and was also based on
UCBC's own review of budget plans and
cash flow requirements of engineering
expansion commitments at these two
President pro tern. Smith said that he
was "bitterly disappointed" in the
council's decision not to provide
additional operating funds. In a letter
to the University community issued last
week, he said that a major revision in
the 1985-86 operating budget will need
to be undertaken.
In the same letter, Dr. Smith said he
had been informed that $1.3 million
remains in the UAP fund, "of which
$400,000 is earmarked for possible
additional needs for engineering expansion
at the University of Victoria and Simon
Fraser University. Council will not make
a decision on the final $900,000 until
December, 1985."
The operating budget approved by
the Board in July included a deficit of
$3.2 million, which it was anticipated
would be reduced as a result of
allocations by UCBC from the UAP.
The UCBC allocations for 1985-86
provide UBC with less than 50 per cent
of the UAP funds. This proportion is
significantly less than the 60 per cent
which historically has been appropriated
to UBC from prior years' provincial
operating grants.
Man-in-Motion Tour
Update: Sept. 11,1985. Rick Hansen
has travelled 7,025 miles on his
round-the-world-wheelchair tour to
raise funds for spinal cord research
and rehabilitation, and is currently
in Gdansk, Poland. Contributions in
B.C. so far total $420,000. If you'd
like to make a donation, call
687-5200. Call this number if you're
prepared to volunteer to help with
tour administration.
The appointment of a new director and some organizational restructuring
has resulted in some new faces in UBC's Department of Personnel Services.
Pictured, clockwise from bottom, are the department's new director Eileen
Stewart, UBC's radiation protection and pollution control officer Bill
Rachuk, who joins the newly established Occupational Health and Safety
office, Dr. Wayne Greene, director of Occupational Health and Safety, and
Maureen Simons, new manager of faculty and staff services.
Personnel reorganized
The Department of Personnel Services
has undergone some changes during
the summer.
The new director of the department
is Ms. Eileen Stewart, who was director
of Personnel and Employee Relations
Services at the British Columbia Institute
of Technology before joining UBC. She
replaces Mr. Robert Grant, who retired
on Aug. 30. Ms. Stewart was associated
with BCIT since 1977, serving as a
recruitment manager and contract
administrator before becoming director
in 1981. She has earned both an
undergraduate degree in economics and
commerce and a Master of Business
Administration degree from Simon Fraser
University. Ms. Stewart can be reached
at 228-2509.
Personnel Services has also undergone
some organizational changes designed
to support activities in the areas of
pension and benefits administration and
occupational health and safety. The
department is now divided into the
following areas:
Located in Room 312 of the General
Services Administration Building, this
unit provides retirement and benefits
counselling, pension and benefits
administration, orientation for salaried
and hourly staff, tuition waivers, and
staff personnel files and records
management. The new manager of this
area is Ms. Maureen Simons, who
comes to UBC from the Southern
Alberta Institute of Technology where
she was manager of Benefit Plans. Ms.
Simon can be reached at 228-4541.
Dr. Wayne Greene has been appointed
director of this area, which has
Please turn to Page 2
See PERSONNEL UBC Reports, Sept. 11,1985
UBC receives Donner grant for international studies
The Donner Canadian Foundation
has approved a grant of $300,000 to
enable the University of British
Columbia's Institute of International
Relations to mount a four-year research
project with the general title of "Canada
and International Regulatory and
Management Regimes."
One aspect of the project, which will
involve at least 22 major studies, will be
to highlight a number of problems that
have plagued Canada—U.S. relations
recently, including Canadian forest
product exports, the sharing of fisheries
stocks in the Atlantic and Pacific,
conflicts over Arctic sovereignty and the
transboundary acid rain problem.
Topics to be dealt with under the
heading of international social policy
include approaches to controlling the
transfer of profits earned by the drug
and narcotics trade, as well as two
studies in the field of human
rights—one focusing on developing
countries, especially in Africa, and a
second on Canadian interests and
policies within the context of
international trends in the regulation
and promotion of human rights.
Other research studies will be
undertaken under the headings of the
continued from Page 7
responsibility for all health and safety
programs on the campus and at the
University's off-campus facilities. Dr.
Greene, who was director of the
Radiation Protection Service in the
Ministry of Health's Occupational
Health Division for the past 11 years, is
responsible for ensuring that safety
standards at UBC are in compliance
with government regulations in the areas
of radiation protection, diving safety,
biohazards and chemical and industrial
safety. Dr. Greene is available for
consultation on any matter related to
health and safety. He can be reached
at 228-4218. Working with Dr. Greene is
the University's radiation protection
and pollution control officer Bill
Rachuk, who can be contacted at
228-2643. The Occupational Health and
Safety office is located in Room 209 of
the Old Administration Building.
RELATIONS. These areas will continue
to operate in Mary Bollert Hall, 6253
Northwest Marine Drive.
Forms for Rhodes
award available
Applications for the 1986 Rhodes
Scholarship for B.C. are now available
from the Office of Awards and
Financial Aid, located in Room 50 of the
General Services Administration Building.
The scholarship provides for tuition
fees and living expenses for two years
(with an option for a third year) at
Oxford University in England. To be
eligible for the scholarship a candidate
must be unmarried, be "a Canadian
citizen or person domiciled in Canada
and have been ordinarily resident in
Canada for at least the five years
immediately preceding Oct. 1,1985",
have completed at least three years of
university training by Oct. 1,1986, and
have been born between Oct. 2,1961
and Oct. 1,1986.
Selection is based on academic
achievement and "qualities of character".
Application deadline for the scholarship
is Oct. 25,1985.
international debt crisis, international
communication and transportation,
international security topics (including
collaboration to control terrorism), as
well as three projects concerned broadly
with trends in international regulation
and collaboration.
Twenty UBC faculty members will
participate in the project. Most of them
come from the Departments of
Economics and Political Science in the
Faculty of Arts and from the Faculties
of Commerce and Law. One of the
studies will be co-sponsored by the
Forestry Economics and Policy Analysis
Project directed by Prof. Peter Pearse
and the institute. There will also be two
Simon Fraser University professors and
several researchers attached solely to the
institute who will author some of the
Prof. Mark Zacher, who heads the
UBC institute and teaches in the
Department of Political Science, said
one of the by-products of the project
would be the fostering of interaction
among faculty and students at UBC and
with experts from outside the University.
He said it was anticipated that
during the course of the project there
would be a significant number of
public seminars and lectures, some
involving visiting scholars and
government officials.
Other outcomes of the research
project will be a major conference to be
held in late 1987 or early 1988 and a
book containing papers specifically
addressed to Canadian interests and
policies in international regulatory
Prof. Zacher said Canada has "long
had strong interest in international
collaborative arrangements stemming
from strategies developed in the
post-World War II period by leaders in
the private sector as well as the federal
government, notably Louis St. Laurent
and Lester Pearson."
He said the purpose of the project
funded by the Donner Foundation is
"to analyze past and possible future
regulatory and management regimes in
a variety of international issue areas.
"Those who will participate in this
project share a common interest in the
trends in the development of regulatory
and management regimes, factors that
lead states to support such regimes and
the implications of these regimes for
individual states and for global welfare
Prof. Zacher, who will himself author
and co-author two of the research
studies, added that it is "especially
important at present that considerable
thought and research be devoted to the
evaluation of international collaborative
Like other UBC institutes, the
Vancouver Institute opens
The Vancouver Institute marks its 70th
anniversary with a roster of outstanding
speakers in its 1985 fall lecture series,
which begins Sept. 21 at UBC.
The lectures, which are free and open
to the public, take place at 8:15 on
Saturday evenings in Lecture Hall 2 of
the Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. The opening lecture on Sept. 21
will be given by UBC President-
designate Dr. David Strangway, who will
speak on "Exploring the Planets." The
series continues until Nov. 30 with a
lecture by Nobel Laureate Dr. Gerhard
Herzberg on "The Space Between the
Stars." Other lecture topics include
Canada's economic performance, AIDS,
relevance and our universities, Mozart,
negotiating techniques and a special
lecture by Canadian author Margaret
A complete list of Vancouver
Institute lecturers and their topics
Sept. 21—UBC President-designate Dr.
David Strangway, on "Exploring the
Sept. 28—Prof. Roger Fisher, Harvard
Law School, on "Negotiating With the
Russians and Your Wife."
Oct. 5—Dr. Michael Gottlieb, University
of California at Los Angeles, on "AIDS:
Medical Science in Action."
Oct. 12- Prof. C.S. "Buzz" Holling,
UBC Institute of Animal Resource
Ecology, on "Ecosystem Design: Local
Surprise and Global Chance."
Oct. 19—President William Saywell,
Simon Fraser University, on "Relevance
and our Universities: Responsibility or
Red Herring?" A National Universities
Week event.
Oct. 26—Dr. George MacDonald,
Director, National Museum of Man,
Ottawa, on "Raven's Treasure House:
Northwest Indian Art and Culture."
LECTURE. Canadian author Margaret
Atwood, on "Blood and Thunder."
Nov. 9—Prof. Irwin Shainman,
Williams College, Mass., on "Mozart:
Myth and Reality."
Nov. 16— Nobel Laureate William
Golding, English author, on "Thoughts
and Reading."
Nov. 23—Dr. John Helliwell,
Economics, UBC, on "Canada's Economic
Performance, 1955 to 1990."
Nov. 30—Nobel Laureate Dr. Gerhard
Herzberg, Herzberg Institute of
Astrophysics, on "The Space Between
the Stars."
If you'd like a brochure listing the
Vancouver Institute lectures, please
call 228-3131.
for honorary
degrees sought
UBC's 1986 degree-granting ceremony
may be nine months in the future, but
one committee of the Senate, which
approves the award of both academic
and honorary degrees, will begin its
work shortly.
Senate's Tributes Committee, which
identifies candidates for honorary
degrees wants it known that any
individual or organization on or off the
campus can nominate an individual for
recognition at the Congregation
ceremony, which is scheduled for May
28, 29 and 30 next year.
Prof. John Dennison of UBC's Faculty
of Education, who chairs the Senate
committee, said the award of an
honorary degree "is a recognition of
distinguished achievement or outstanding
He said nominees should be
distinguished scholars, creative artists,
public servants, persons prominent in
the community and the professions,
and others who have made significant
contributions to the life of the
University and the province, or
nationally and internationally.
"The overriding criteria should be
excellence, eminence and accomplishment," he added.
Nominations, together with a brief
biographical sketch of the nominee,
should be sent to Dr. Dennison in the
Faculty of Education or to Dr. John K.
Stager, director of ceremonies, in the
Old Administration Building.
Institute of International Relations,
created in 1970, is a part of the Faculty
of Graduate Studies. Its major purposes
are the organization of multidisciplinary
research projects and the promotion of
international studies at UF3C.
The Donner Canadian Foundation is
an important supporter of social
science and public policy research in
' Canada. The five policy areas in which
it makes grants are international affairs,
law reform and corrections, native
peoples, oceans and inland waters, and
Canada's North.
Since 1981 the foundation has made a
number of grants to other programs at
UBC. The Native Indian Teacher
Education Program (NITEP) has
received a total of $255,500 to enable it
to open new off-campus centres and to
introduce Canada's first Master of
Education degree in educational
administration; a grant of $?75,000 to
the Faculty of Education supports
studies and training in correctional
education; and the School of Community
and Regional Planning is using a
$225,000 grant for research on northern
Elected Board
position vacant
The early retirement of Victor Doray
as head of UBC's Department of
Biomedical Communications in the
Faculty of Medicine means that the
Board of Governors is one member
short of its normal complement of 15
Mr. Doray, whose appointment with
the University ended on Aug. 31, had
been a member of the Board since
February, 1984, following his election
by full-time UBC employees who are not
faculty members.
UBC's registrar, Kenneth Young, who is
responsible for the conduct of all
elections to the Board and Senate, has
not yet put election machinery into
motion because of Senate regulations
which require that employees hired for
the 1985-86 Winter Session only be given
an equal chance to vote in an election
with full-time continuing employees.
Mr. Young said he expects to call for
nominations for the elected Board
position early in October. The
successful candidate will fill Mr. Doray's
unexpired term of office, which
continues until early 1987.
UBC's governing machinery gets
back into action tonight (Wednesday)
when the 85-member Senate holds the
first of nine regular meetings scheduled
for the 1985-86 academic year. Senate
meets each month in the period
September through May.
The Board of Governors also meets
nine times a year, but not in the
months of January, August and
September. The Board's next regular
meeting is scheduled for Oct. 3.
Plants for sale...
The Friends of the Botanical Garden
annual plant sale for students began
yesterday (Sept. 10) and continues
Sept. 11 and 12. The sale takes place
each day from 12 noon to 6 p.m. on
the tennis courts adjacent to Norman
MacKenzie House on Northwest
Marine Drive. A path between the
Botanical Garden Office and the
Museum of Anthropology will lead you
to the sale—just follow the signs from
the garden office, 6501 Northwest
Marine Drive. UBC Reports, Sept. 11,1985
UBC joins celebrations for
National Universities Week
UBC will join with other Canadian
universities to participate in National
Universities Week from Oct. 19 to 27.
The theme of the 1985 event, which is
intended to illustrate the essential role
of the university in community, regional
and national development, is "Extending
Ideas Into Your Community."
The week is designed to convince
the general public as well as specialized
audiences that universities are crucial
by ministry
The provincial Ministry of Education
has introduced a new scholarship
program and a 25 per cent remission on
B.C. loans in its financial aid package
for post-secondary students.
The scholarships, which are based
on a student's academic standing in the
previous year, provides $600 for
students who finished in the top 10 per
cent of their class and $300 for
students in the next 20 per cent.
"Students do not have to apply for
these scholarships," said Byron Hender,
director of the UBC awards and
financial aid office. "UBC will advise
Victoria of the names of students who
finished in the top 30 per cent of their
class and the ministry will notify
students about the awards. Students will
receive vouchers which can be utilized
for up to 16 months." He added that
because of the lateness of the
announcement of the scholarship
program, UBC students should not
expect to receive their vouchers before
the beginning of November.
To be eligible for the scholarships,
students must have completed at least
12 units of UBC credit in an
undergraduate or professional program
and be registered for at least 60 per cent
of a regular program in the 1985-86
academic year.
The scholarships are also available to
students who completed six units in the
1985 spring and summer sessions.
Students in the top 10 per cent receive
$300 and students in the next 20 per
cent receive $150.
The scholarships do not apply to
students enrolled in graduate programs.
The provincial government is also
offering graduating students a 25 per
cent remission on the B.C. portion of
their student loan. Students who came
to the University from distances of 50
kilometres or more can apply for a
remission of up to 33 per cent. The
ministry will notify all eligible students
and instruct out-of-town students on
how to apply for additional loan
remission. "It should be made clear
that the 25 per cent applies to the
provincial portion of the loan only, not
to the student's total debt," said Mr.
He added that students who have
graduated and are unable to find work
may also be eligible for interest relief
under a program established by the
federal government. Details on this
program are available from banks or
from the awards office at UBC
Note: The deadline for student
bursaries has been changed from July 1
to Oct I Application forms are
available from the UBC awards office,
located in Room 50 of the General
Services Administration Building..
to Canada's future.
"During National Universities Week
we'll be making a concerted effort to
remind Canadians that our universities
are this country's best hope for the 21st
century," said University of Alberta
president Myer Horowitz, who is also
co-chairman of the national coordinating
committee for NUW.
UBC's administration, Alumni
Association and the Alma Mater Society
are all planning events during the
The event will be opened at UBC on
Oct. 19, when President William Saywell
of Simon Fraser University will address
the Vancouver Institute in Lecture Hall 2
of the Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre at 8:15 p.m. His topic is
"Relevance and Our Universities:
Responsibility or Red Herring?"
In the week that follows the Alumni
Association will be staging its annual
Homecoming celebration for graduates,
the AMS will hold a rededication
ceremony at the Student Cairn that
stands opposite Brock Hall, present the
Great Trekker Award at a banquet and
stage a parade through downtown
Vancouver. Athletic events scheduled
for the week include the annual Arts 20
Relay from Vancouver General Hospital
to the campus and an Oct. 25 football
game between the UBC Thunderbirds
and the University of Calgary.
Also being planned is a day on
campus for Members of B.C.'s Legislative
Assembly. MLAs will be given guided
tours of selected UBC buildings and
have the opportunity to take part in a
series of seminars involving some of
UBC's top teachers and researchers.
Japanese law
conference set
for Sept. 27 & 28
The highlights of a three-year
research program on Japanese law will
be presented at a conference being
sponsored this month by UBC's Faculty
of Law.
The conference, which will be held on
Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28
at the Asian Centre, is the culmination
of a three-year program of teaching
and research supported by a $275,000
grant made to the University in 1981 by
the Max Bell Foundation of Canada.
These activities were carried out in
UBC's Japanese Legal Studies Program,
which was created in 1980.
"UBC has become the leading centre
in Canada for studies on Japanese law,
and we would like to acknowledge the
importance of the contributions made
by the Max Bell Foundation of Canada
in developing this area of teaching and
research," said Prof. Malcolm Smith,
director of the Japanese Legal r.udies
Program. He adds that the Faculty of
Law plans to expand its interests in the
next five years to other areas of Asia
Pacific law.
Conference participants include experts
on Japanese law from UBC and other
North American universities and delegates
from Chukyo and Hokkaido Universities
in japan, the Hokkaido Canada Lawyers
Association and the Mitsubishi Bank
Foundation Research Project on
U.S.—Japan Relations. Sessions on the
first day of the conference will focus on
aspects of Law in Japanese Society. On
Saturday the general theme will be Law
and Business in Japan.
For information on conference
registration, call Prof. Malcolm Smith
at 228-5592.
Surveying the ruins of the East Mall Classroom Annex, known as EMAX to its
occupants, is a Faculty of Law student who said he once attended lectures
in the building. By the time you read this, a new 52-car parking lot will be
nearing completion on the site.
New parking spaces added
Almost 1,000 new spaces were added
to UBC's parking capacity this summer
as the result of the creation of one new
lot at the north end of the campus and
the upgrading of the B lots which
straddle Thunderbird Boulevard on the
south campus.
Work is expected to be complete this
week on a new 52-car lot being built on
a site adjacent to the Curtis (law)
Building formerly occupied by the East
Mall Classroom Annex, which was
demolished in late August.
Entry to the new lot, which is
basically an extension of the Student
Union Building lot, will be from
Student Union Building Boulevard.
A total of 26 new parking meters
have been installed on the west side of
East Boulevard adjacent to the
Buchanan Building to ease a shortage of
visitors' parking on the north campus.
Parking will be easier this year for
students in south campus B lots. The
potholes and puddles of the past have
been replaced by an asphalt surface
and neat lines indicating parking stalls.
By utilizing previously unused areas
Open House
UBC's annual Open House, which
was tentatively scheduled for October, is
to be rescheduled.
A committee is being established to
examine the aims, objectives and
target audiences for this event and to
propose an approach that will reflect
the needs of the University community.
The committee will be an on-going,
permanent group that will carry over
accumulated expertise gained from
year to year at Open House.
Representatives of the faculty, students
and support staff will sit on the
and clearly delineating parking stalls,
some 919 new spaces have been added
to the B lots, which have a capacity of
more than 5,000 cars.
Perimeter landscaping of both the
new lot at the north end of the campus
and the B lots is planned.
As the result of a recommendation
approved by UBC's Board of Governors
in June, parking operations became an
ancillary service, which means that
revenues will be used to cover
operating costs and develop new and
existing facilities. Other major ancillary
campus services are the Bookstore, Food
Services and Student Housing.
Food Services
expanded in GSC
Lunch and evening food services are
now available in the Graduate Student
Centre on campus.
UBC's Department of Food Services is
operating a cafeteria lunch Monday
through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
featuring specialty burgers, deli
sandwiches and a wide variety of hot
luncheon meals. In the evenings you
can enjoy hot sandwiches and other
food items in the centre's Garden
Room lounge, which is open from 4:30
to 11 -.30 p.m. Monday through
Thursday and from 4 to 11 p.m. on
Fridays. The Garden Room features
"theme" nights, with British pub night
on Mondays, European sausage night
on Wednesdays and hamburger and hot
dog barbeques each Friday.
Mrs. Lois Cummings, manager of the
new food operations, says that the
Graduate Student Centre also offers
excellent facilities for catering. "We
can accommodate from 15 to 500
people for business meetings, luncheons
and dinners, wedding receptions, parties
and other occasions." For more
information, call 228-3202. UBC Reports, Sept. 11,1985
Calendar Deadlines
Notices for the weeks of Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 must
be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Sept. 19 to
the Community Relations Office, Room 207, Old
Administration Building, 6328 Memorial Road.
Notices must be submitted on proper Calendar
forms. For more information, call 228-3131
The Vancouver Institute
Saturday, Sept. 21
Exploring the Planets. UBC President-
designate Dr. David Strangway.
Saturday, Sept. 28
Negotiating with the Russians and Your
Wife. Prof. Roger Fisher, Harvard Law
Lectures take place in Lecture Hall 2 of
the Woodward Instructional Resource^
Centre at 8:15 p.m.
Committee on Lectures.
The Janus-Face of Genius: The Role of Alchemy
in Newton's Thought. Prof. Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs,
History, Northwestern University. Co-sponsored
by the Department of History, Department of
History of Medicine and Science, and the
Science, Technology, and Society Studies Committee.
For further information, contact Prof. Stephen
Straker, 228-5173. Room A-104, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Committee on Lectures.
Biological and Medico-Religious Concepts in
Newton's Alchemy. Prof. Betty |o Teeter Dobbs,
History, Northwestern University. Co-sponsored by
Department of History, Department of History of
Medicine and Science, and the Science,
Technology, and Society Studies Committee. For
further information, contact Prof. Stephen Straker,
228-5173. Penthouse, Buchanan Building  3 p.m.
Committee on Lectures.
The Alehouse and Popular Society in Early
Modern England. Prof. Peter Clark, History,
Leicester University. Room 102, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m
Astronomy Seminar.
The Implications of Wolf-Rayet Spectra. Dr. Anne
B. Underhill. Room 260, Geophysics and
Astronomy Building. 4 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group/
Biochemistry Seminar.
Structure and Evolution of the Genes Coding for
the Blood Clotting Factors. Dr Carl Breckenridge
Lecture Hall 4, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. 4 p.m.
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Botany Seminar.
Phytogeography of the Bryophytes of the Semi-arid
Steppe of South Central BC Terry Mcintosh,
Botany, UBC. Room 3219, Biological Sciences
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
On the Mean Circulation of the North
Atlantic —Results of the German "Warm Water
Sphere Project". Prof  W.J. Emery, Oceanography,
UBC. Room 1465, West Wing, Biological Sciences
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
Regression Trees Based on Rank Statistics  Prof.
Mark R. Segal, Statistics, Stanford University. Room
MA225, Mathematics Building. 3:30 p.m.
Zoology Lecture.
The Role of Volunteer Organizations in Conservation
in Developing Countries: Saving the Sea Turtles
in the Caribbean. Maria Theresa Koberg, Team
Member, Costa Rica Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle
Network —Costa Rican Representative to Canadian
Assembly on National Parks and Protected Areas.
Room 2000, Biological Sciences Building  7:30 p.m.
Music Recital.
Paul Douglas, flute, plays Music of the Time of
Beethoven. Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30
Canadian Association for Information
Technical Information Communication Systems in
IBM. Mr. T.F. McKimm, Systems Engineering
Representative, IBM. B.C. Research Conference
Room, 3650 Wesbrook Mall. 7:30 p.m.
Frederic Wood Theatre.
Tennessee William's play The Class Menagerie
opens tonight and continues until Sept. 28.
Tickets are $6.50, $4.50 for students. For
reservations, call 228-2678 or drop by the theatre
office. Room 207, Frederic Wood Theatre. 8 p.m.
Psychiatry Annual Research Day.
Current research conducted in the Department of
Psychiatry presented by faculty and trainees.
Coffee and refreshments. For further information,
call 228-7327. Psychiatric Theatre, Psychiatric
Unit, Health Sciences Centre Hospital. 9:30 to 4
Physics Colloquium.
In the Heat of the Night: Infrared Astronomy from
Space. Dr. Charles Beichman. let Propulsion
Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.
Room 201, Hennings Building  4 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Vermont Teratogen Information Network. Dr.
HE, Hoyme, Vermont Regional Genetics Centre,
University of Vermont. Parentcraft Room, main
floor, Grace Hospital. 1 p.m.
General Systems Forum.
Prof. L.M. Ward, Psychology, UBC, will lead a
discussion on The Entrophy Theory of Perception.
Salon F, Faculty Club. 4 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
The Aerodynamics of Wind Pollination: A Study
in Controlled Chaos. Karl J. Niklas, Plant Biology
Section, Cornell University. Room 3219,
Biological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Markovian Foraging Models. Dr. Colin W. Clark,
Acting Director, Institute of Applied Mathematics,
UBC. Room 204, Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Biomembranes Discussion Group/
Biochemistry Seminar.
Membrane Fusion, Lipid Composition and
Tumorigenicity of Cultured Cells. Dr. David Roos,
Biological Sciences, Stanford University. Lecture
Hall 4, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre. 4
First Aid Registration.
St. John Ambulance is offering the Safety
Oriented First Aid Course (SOFA) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Course (CPR) to UBC
students. These courses are strongly endorsed by
the Health Sciences' faculties and schools and have
been given excellent ratings by students who
have taken the courses in previous years. The SOFA
course requires eight hours to complete and will
be offered on Saturdays; upon completion of the
program an Emergency First Aid Certificate will
be issued, which is valid for three years. The CPR
course requires 41/2 hours to complete and will be
offered on Saturdays. Each course costs $20; course
fees payable at registration   Registration
continues on Sept. 26 from 10:30 — 2:30 p.m.
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre Mall.
10:30 a.m.— 2:30 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
The Evolution of Plants: A Biochemical
Perspective on Plant Form and Function. Karl J.
Niklas, Plant Biology Section, Cornell University
Room 3219, Biological Sciences Building. 12:30
Chemistry Seminar.
The Microscopic Structure of Aqueous Solutions.
Prof. Peter |. Rossky, Chemistry, University of
Texas. Room 250, Chemistry Building (South Wing).
1 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
The Biology of Planktonic Swimming Snails
(Pteropods). Dr. Carol Lai Ii, Oceanography, UBC.
Room 1465, Biological Sciences Building (West
Wing). 3:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
Bounds for Non-Parametric T-Tables. Prof. David
Edelman, Statistics, UBC. Room MA225,
Mathematics Building. 3:30 p.m.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Supraspinal-Mediated Spinal Actions of Morphine:
A Look at the Evidence. Dr. John G. Sinclair,
Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC  Room 317, Basic
Medical Sciences Building, Block "C". 12 noon.
Obstetrics Research Seminar.
Role of Protein Phosphorylation in the Action of
Insulin. Dr. R. Brownsey, Physiology, UBC. Room
2j41, Grace Hospital. 12 noon.
Music Recital.
leremy Brown, saxophonist, plays Music of
Granados, Martin and Archer. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading.
Reading by Canadian poet Phyllis Webb, author
of (Bl)Wilson's Bowl, the Governor-General's
Award-winning, The Vision Tree, and the recently
published Wafer and Light. Sponsored by the
Canada Council. Penthouse, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Hewitt Bostock Memorial Lecture.
The Invention of the Notion of 'The Englishness
of English Art'. Prof, lohn C. Barrell, English, King's
College, Cambridge. Also sponsored by the British
Council and the UBC Depts. of English and Fine
Arts. Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 2:30 p.m.
Hewitt Bostock Memorial Lecture.
The Public Prospect and the Private View: English
Landscape and Taste, 1730-1820. Prof, lohn C.
Barrell, English, King's College, Cambridge. Also
sponsored by the British Council and the UBC
Depts. of English and Fine Arts  Room 104,
Lasserre Building. 12:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
The Particle Zoo: Possible Origins of Dark Matter
in the Universe. Dr. Michael Turner, Fermilab and
the University of Chicago. Room 201, Hennings
Building. 4 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Stromal Cells and Growth Factors in Hemopoesis:
Modulation by the SRC Oncogene. Dr. Paul
Simmons, Terry Fox Lab, V.G.H. Parentcraft Room,
main floor, Grace Hospital. 1 p.m.
Enjoy Japan Festival.
A two-day festival featuring Japanese performing
arts, crafts, art displays, cooking demonstrations,
films, tea ceremonies, fashion shows, prizes and
more, takes place in the Asian Centre, International
House, Museum of Anthropology and Old
Auditorium. Don't miss the Sumo wresting
demonstration at the museum at 2:30 p.m. on
Sunday, Sept. 29. Festival takes place from 12 noon
to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
on Sunday. Tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for students
and seniors and free for children under 12. For
more information, call 228-4688.
Notices . . .
Tour Time at the Library
Guided tours of Main and Sedgewick Libraries will
be given weekdays Sept. 9 to 20 at 10 a.m. and
12:30 p.m. Groups meet in the Main Library
entrance. Tours last about 45 minutes. Everyone
is welcome.
Fine Arts Gallery
The Plastimetric Connection, an exhibition of
drawings and sculptures by losef Caveno will be on
display Sept. 11 to Oct  10. The gallery, located in
the basement of the Main Library, is open from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from
12 noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Call 228-2759 for
more information.
Curling begins Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. at the
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre. New curlers
welcome. Fee is $65 for the season. For more
information, call Jim Shelford at 228-6578, Paul
Willing at 228-3280 or Alex Finlayson at 228-4707.
Nitobe Garden Hours
The Nitobe lapanese Garden is open from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on
Sept 14 and 15. After Sept 15 the garden will not
be open at weekends until the spring.
Food Service Hours
SUBWay Cafeteria —7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday
to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm. on Fridays,
closed weekends; Arts 200 — 7:45 a.m. to 3:45
p.m. weekdays; The Barn —7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
weekdays; Bus Stop —7:45 to 4 p.m. weekdays;
Edibles —7:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through
Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays; IRC
Snack Bar—8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m weekdays;
Ponderosa—8 a.m to 2 p.m. weekdays; Yum
Yum's — 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
Alma Mater Society Displays
Clubs of the Alma Mater Society of UBC—A
Historical Perspective. A photography exhibit by
the Student Administrative Commission and the
AMS Archives will be on display in the Student
Union Building concourse from Sept. 20 to 30.
Homecoming '85: We've Still Cot the Spirit This
photography display will be in the SUB concourse
Oct. 15 to 31. For more information, call 228-5320.
Geology Museum
Located in the Geological Sciences Building, the
museum has an impressive collection of fossils and
minerals and an 80-million-year-old dinosaur
skeleton. Open weekdays frofn 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Museum of Anthropology
Come visit one of the most impressive collections
of Northwest Coast Indian artifacts in the world.
Open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5
p.m.; 11 am. to 9 p.m on Tuesdays; closed
Mondays. Admission is free on Tuesdays.
The TRIUMF cyclotron for nuclear physics
research offers free tours twice a week. For
information, call 222-1047.
English Teas
Old-fashioned afternoon teas are offered every
Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Cecil Green Park, a
beautiful turn-of-the-century mansion overlooking
Georgia Strait. Enjoy English scones with
Devonshire cream and preserves, tea sandwiches,
fresh fruit and pastries and specialty teas and
coffees. Reservations (228-2018) are recommended.
Tennis Facilities
UBC has 22 indoor and outdoor tennis courts,
including Western Canada's only grass court
facilities. UBC also sponsors tournaments for
players of every level, offers year-round instruction
and operates a tennis pro shop  For more
information, call 228-4396.
Tinnitus Research
Research is being conducted in the Department
of Psychology into psychological factors associated
with aspects of tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the
ears). If you would like to participate in one
research session on campus, please call Les
Leader at 224-2551.
Volunteers Wanted
Mothers of children between the ages of three
and eight are required for a research project with
the Department of Psychology. The project
involves evaluating a program that teaches
parenting skills. Approximately one hour is
required and $5 will be paid for participation. For
additional information, contact Susan Cross
Calvert, 321-4346.
Reading, Writing and Study Skills
The Reading, Writing and Study Skills Centre of
the Centre for Continuing Education offers
non-credit courses to improve your reading speed
and comprehension, essay writing, report writing,
writing business letters and memos, writing
research papers, editing, vocabulary, study skills,
spelling and speaking skills. Courses begin the
week of Sept. 23. Courses for students preparing for
the English Composition Test begin Sept. 14 and
the following weeks. For registration information,
phone 222-5245.
Continuing Education Programs
The following programs are among the upcoming
non-credit courses being offered by UBC's Centre
for Continuing Education. Fitness Update, a free
noon hour series. Three Wednesdays, Sept. 25 to
Oct. 9 in the Robson Square Media Centre, with
Jack Taunton, Bonnie Gordon and Bonita Long.
12 noon to 1 p.m. Pre-registration not required;
Prologue to the World of Ramses II, a
film-discussion series. Seven Thursdays, Sept. 26 to
Nov.7, with Dr. Hanna Kassis. Cost is $50 ($45 for
MOA members). Museum of Anthropology,
1 —2:30 p.m.; The Craft of Comedy Writing for
TV, an intensive creative writing workshop, with
Danny Simon, writer, director, producer. Sept. 27
to 29. Cost is $275. Robson Square Media Centre.
For details, call 222-5261.


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