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Dolphin awarded NSERC chair
"BC Chemistry Professor
David Dolphin has been
awarded a new $3.2 million
industrial research chair in
photodynamic technology at the university.
The position will be funded
. >   jointly by the Natural Sciences
and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Quadra Logic Tech
nologies (QLT), and UBC.
Dolphin is a world expert in the chemistry of porphyrins, complex molecules
which allow blood to transport oxygen.
He is also vice-president of technology
development at QLT, a UBC spin-off
company and pharmaceutical corporation engaged in the pioneering research,
development and commercialization of
photosensitive drugs for the treatment
and prevention of disease.
Dolphin and colleague Julia Levy
are the discoverers of benzoporphyrin
derivative (BPD), a drug which naturally accumulates in cancerous tumors.
When light is shone on the tumor,
BDP is activated, destroying the cancer cells. The drug also shows promise
in treating diseases such as psoriasis,
venereal warts and atherosclerosis.
Message for the country?
Photo by Media Services
These UBC students seem to be offering some advice for a country struggling to renew its identity. In fact,
they are sitting for final exams, like some 30,000 others on campus at this time of year. The message, no
less relevant for being unintentional, could give all Canadians something to think about.
Pay equity aim of strike deal
A new job evaluation process included in the agreement that ended
the 17-day strike at UBC will lead to
further improvements in pay equity
An international conference
on disabilities will be taking
place In Vancouver this
month. Forum, page 3
UBC. Food Services keeps
thecampus well-fortified with
a range of repasts. Around 4
About, page 3
take another crack at world
collegiate soccer championships. PageS
on campus, says a representative of
the university's Human Resources
"The end result will be the elimination of gender bias in evaluation of
job-worth at the university," said
Stephen Gorham, acting manager of
employee relations.
More than 3,200 university employees represented by the Canadian
Union of Public Employees locals
2950 and 116 returned to work March
26 after accepting an agreement
worked out with the assistance of
mediator Vince Ready.
The contract, which is retroactive
to April 1, 1991 and runs until April,
1994, provides for wage increases of
up to 14 per cent, including five per
cent over three years in pay equity for
specified employees.
'The offer is the best the university could do in this time of economic
restraint," said UBC President David
Strangway. "I'm delighted that we
were able to reach an agreement with
our unionized staff and begin to address the important pay equity issues
that face us."
Gorham said the first step of the
job evaluation process is the creation
of a union-management subcommittee to oversee the process.
They will develop a questionnaire
which will be used to evaluate jobs
according to four main criteria: skill,
effort, responsiblity and working conditions.
The union locals and the university will then rank the jobs and negotiate wage structures and pay rates.
The plan should be- ready to implement by April, 1995, said Gorham.
"In making this offer, the university was aware that even in tough
economic times, the pay equity issue
cannot be ignored or consigned to the
future," said Frank Eastham, associate vice-president, Human Resources.
The settlement, which gives a $250
signing bonus to each CUPE member, includes five per cent in pay
equity over three years for the 1,533
members of Local 2950, who are
secretarial, clerical and library work-
See HEALING on Page 2
BPD is now in clinical trials at the
Wellman Laboratories of Photo-
medicine at Massachusetts General
Hospital in Boston, which is associated
with Harvard Medical School. Similar
clinical trials are scheduled later this
year at the B.C. Cancer Control
"What excites us about the discovery of BPD is that even though insulin
was a Canadian-discovered drug, it
was not commercialized in Canada,"
said Dolphin. "BPD is one of the few
taken to clinical trial by a Canadian
NSERC will provide $1.73 million
for the new chair. QLT's share is $ 1.25
million and UBC will contribute
$400,000. Funds will be disbursed over
five years.
Bad news budget
leads to cutbacks
UBC will reduce enrolment and
suspend planned increases to student
aid next year in response to the provincial budget tabled last month.
"The news is not good," said UBC
President David Strangway. "We sincerely regret taking these measures in
view of the increasing demand for
places, but we remain fully committed
to ensuring that our standards of excellence are not compromised."
Strangway said the announced tuition freeze, combined with a limited
operating grant increase of 4.3 per
cent, will severely test UBC's teaching and research programs.
The grant increase rolls in several
items. For UBC, it includes two per
cent for the operating budget (about
$5 million), a two per cent grant (about
$ 1 million) to offset the government's
tuition freeze, and a minimal amount
for growth.
Strangway said basic university operating expenditures such
as improved employee benefits,
new space costs and utility rate
increases amount to almost $5
million by themselves.
Provincial funds previously
targetted for new student places have
also been sustantially reduced. Since
UBC already has many more students
than it is funded for, the university will
admit about 400 fewer new undergraduates from high schools and colleges next year.
UBC's Board ofGovernors had set
tuition fee increases in 1991 -92,1992-
93 and 1993-94 at the Vancouver inflation rate, plus 4.5 per cent.
"The first two per cent was the
amount needed to ensure we didn't
have to make any budget cuts," said
Strangway. "The remaining number
was the amount we determined was
See BUDGET on Page 2
Disabled find new
freedom in co-op life
When Vickie Lowe says she "gets
around", she means it.
These days, Lowe is busy zipping "around her brand new apartment in acustom-made $20,000elec-
tric-powered wheelchair.
It's the first time since she was a
teenager that Lowe, who was born
40 years ago with cerebral palsy and
sclerosis ofthe spine, has lived independently in the community.
'T ve only been here a few weeks,
but this is my home," she said. "I
love the area. I have family and
friends who live nearby and very
helpful, friendly neighbors."
The desire to have her own home
after 23 years of institutionalized
care convinced her that housing, with
self-contained units especially designed for people with severe disabilities, was long overdue.
Lowe approached the Canadian
Paraplegic Association in 1987 with
the idea and four years later she and
six other severely disabled residents
of an extended care facility moved
into Noble House, a west side co-op
architecturally designed to meet j
See CO-OP on Page 2 j 2    UBC REPORTS April 16,1992
Konwakai raises $2 million
Japanese donors honored
Contributions that will lead to a new
Centre for Japanese Research at UBC
and a renovation of Nitobe Memorial
Garden were recognized at a gala dinner
held recently in Vancouver.
The dinner marked the fund-raising
efforts of Konwakai, the Japanese Businessmen's Association of Vancouver,
which has raised $2 million toward its
$2.5-million commitment for the two
projects at the university.
Most of the Japanese corporate
donation will seed the Centre for
Japanese Research, the first of five
centres specializing in Asian affairs
at UBC.
"The Japanese studies program has
always been an integral part of UBC s
Asian Studies program and continues
to be one of the fastest growing in our
curriculum," UBC President David
Strangway told the dinner guests.
"From a single course offered in
1934, UBC's Japanese Studies program now encompasses more than 90
The other centres will focus on
China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Southeast Asia, South Asia and
Konwakai president Seikichi
Koike, who is also vice-president and
general manager of Japan Air Lines,
said the donation to the university will
be matched by the provincial government, for a total of $5 million.
The funding will be allotted as follows:
• a $2 million endowment for two
chairs in the Institute of Asian Research
• a $1 million endowment to generate funds for graduate fellowships, faculty exchanges and library collections
•$1 million to construct a facility
for a Centre for Japanese Research
within the institute
•$1 million to revitalize Nitobe
Memorial Garden
Prince Takamoto of Japan will be
at UBC for the Nitobe sod-turning in
May. The last time he was on campus,
10 years ago, he officiated at the open-
PhoCo by Henry Tregillas
Toasting the Japanese Businessmen's Association of Vancouver are,
from left, Alice and President David Strangway, Dorothy and LL-Gov.
David Lam and Japanese Ambassador Michio Mizoguchu
Senate committee to
examine residences
A Senate committee has been
named to look into the academic
atmosphere of campus residences.
The committee will be headed
by co-chairs Dr. Donald Brunette,
head of the Dept. of Oral Biology,
and student senator Carole Forsythe.
History Dept Professor Jean Elder
proposed the committee, saying living
conditions must not detract from students' academic lives or from respect
for individuals and their values.
Questions were first raised about
residence life following the Place
Vanier incident of October, 1990, in
which female students received
threatening and obscene notes.
The committee will see if measures have been taken to improve the
atmosphere in residences, how housing advisers are selected and trained,
and how further steps could improve
the quality of academic life.
The committee welcomes input
from the campus community. Anyone wishing to make a submission
should contact Dr. Donald Brunette
at 822-2994/3412 or Carole
Forysthe at 822-3092.
ing of the Asian Centre.
At the dinner, co-hosted by
Konwakai and the Canada-Japan Society, 461 seats were sold at $100
In attendance were Lt.-Gov. David
Lam, Ambassador Michio Mizoguchi,
Consul General Yasuhide Hayashi,
Premier Mike Harcourt and Advanced
Education Minister Tom Perry.
Budget cuts suspend
student aid increases
Continued from Page 1
needed to build significant funds for
student aid and teaching and learning
Last year, the board set aside
$675,000 for the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund, which comprised 31 projects in 11 faculties.
The fund was to have risen from 1.5
per cent of the student credit tuition
income in 1991, to 4.5 per cent by the
end of 1994.
Similarly, planned increases to the
Student Aid Fund would have seen it
grow to $ 1.5 million by the end of the
third year.
"Unfortunately, we will have
to delay by a further year our commitment to ensure that no otherwise qualified student is denied a
place for financial reasons alone,"
Strangway said in a letter to faculty and staff following the budget's release.
Earlier this month, the government
established an independent committee to review student financial assistance and barriers to post-secondary
The review committee, which will
provide recommendations for change
for the 1993-94 program year, is expected to present its final report to
the Minister of Advanced Education,
Training and Technology by late August 1992.
Photo by Charles Ker
Workers lay the first of several slanting beams which will support the
copper roof of UBC's First Nations Longhouse under construction
on West Mali The building, scheduled for completion in November,
includes close to 300 red cedar logs.
Choices for disabled
Co-op offers independence
Healing process starts
in wake of UBC strike
Continued from Page 1
ers, and for equity-eligible members
of Local 116, which total more than
half of the local's 1,743 members.
Those members of Local 116 who
are not eligible for pay equity will
receive more than 10 per cent in
wages and benefits.
Members of CUPE Local 2950
voted 83 per cent in favor and members of Local 116 voted 79 per cent in
favor of the deal.
Meanwhile, in what is being called
"the healing process," managers were
encouraged to give their union staff a
warm welcome when they returned to
Some staff found flowers on their
desks. Others were greeted with coffee and doughnuts, or were taken out
to lunch.
"The message is: we appreciate
you as employees," said Peter Lee,
acting manager of organizational
training and development in the Human Resources Dept.
"Not many employers do post-
dispute healing, but we thought it was
important to acknowledge what had
happened and talk it over," said Lee.
"Sharing stories about the strike
helped to break the ice and ease the
transition back to work."
To help ease academic concerns
of students who did not cross picket
lines during the strike, Geography
Professor John Stager has been named
as a special liaison with the Alma
Mater Society Ombuds Office.
Stager will work with Ombuds
Office caseworkers on disputes
that are not resolved at the departmental or faculty level. University policy states that students
will not be at a disadvantage if
they refused to cross picket lines,
but they are responsible for material otherwise available.
CUPE began its strike on Monday, March 9, after talks between the
university and the union reached an
impasse. The collective agreements
covering both CUPE locals expired
on March 31, 1991.
Continued from Page 1
their special needs.
Overseeing their transition to independent living is Margaret McCuaig,
an occupational therapy instructor in
UBC's School of Rehabilitation Medicine.
"My major role is to consult with
the co-op residents as to what they
want to do, which is primarily to be
mobile and to access the community
and services which can help them help
themselves," McCuaig said.
"The most exciting thing about this
project is that it gives people with
profound levels of need, choices and
'options. It's also one more step toward
achieving things that you or I would
want, including privacy."
Lowe enthusiastically agrees.
"The seven of us don't like to meet
as a group anymore since we moved
into our own apartments. We're all
good friends, but we're individuals
too. There are times when we want to
be alone."
For more than half of her life, home
for Lowe was a shared room about one
quarter the size of her current dining
room. Her room-mate was McCuaig's
sister, who chooses to remain in an
extended care facility for the present
Having a sister with a disability is
part ofthe reason why McCuaig has a
special interest in how individuals can
live more independently, especially
with the support of advanced technology as well as human resources.
Lowe, and the other co-op members who are disabled and share the
co-op with seniors and single parents
on low income, worked with architects on the design of Noble House to
ensure it would be suitable for either
able-bodied or disabled co-op members, as well as look attractive.
McCuaig helps to assess and correct any equipment glitches that may
occur for the tenants with disabilities.
"Everyone to date has done an
incredible job projecting the needs,"
she said. "I'm impressed with the
thought and planning that has gone
into this housing project. I hope to
make myself redundant within three
Lowe seems happy, too, as she
demonstrates how she can answer the
phone, open the door, draw her blinds
and switch on her stereo — among
other things—using a system of color-
coded switches from her wheelchair
But there is one thing that irritates
her. A home support worker who helps
the disabled co-op members with
cleaning, washing and cooking has a
habit of entering Lowe's apartment
without knocking.
"I'm going to have to talk to her
about that," she confides. "I need my
own space."
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Disabled join forces
at Independence 92
•A young man with no hands in
broadcasting school is told that he
could never aspire to be on television because his disability would
be too distracting to viewers.
•A person in a wheelchair drives
out of town to a resort conference
facility which has advertised itself
as being accessible. When she gets
there she finds two steps to the
front door; the buzzer to call for
assistance is beside the front door.
•A distinguished person visiting the
university is told that the only way
down the steps to a lecture hall is
if someone carries him.
•The ticket agent ignores the blind
person in front of her and asks her
companion if she'd like an aisle or
window seat.
These are just a few illustrations
of the attitudinal, structural or systemic barriers still being encountered by persons who have a disability. There are, of course, other examples which are evidence that change
has occurred. Two years ago a deaf
man was elected to the Ontario legislature; recently Rick Hansen was
appointed Canadian Secretary to the
Queen for her visit to Canada to
celebrate 125 years of nationhood.
• Yet, despite these very real accomplishments and the improvement
in public perceptions, the overall picture shows that disabled persons lag
far behind the general population in
employment, education and income
levels. Forexample, only 13percent
have any form of post-secondary education, compared to 32 per cent of
the general population.
The need to signal to the world
the concerns of the disabled community in a major way was the impetus
for Independence 92, an International
Congress and Exposition on Disability, being held in Vancouver April 22
to 26. The event will be both a celebration of the progress made to date and
an assembly to consider future action
to bring about the effective social and
economic integration of persons with
This symposium is unique as no
other major event will have gathered
together so many people with varying
types of disabilities. More than 2,500
delegates from 100 countries are expected to attend the four-day symposium and many more are expected to
take in the exposition, a trade fair
which will highlight Canadian and
international products, services and
A feature ofthe exposition is Independence Street, which will display a
barrier-free home, a fully accessible
office, coffee shops, retail outlets, a
classroom and examples of accessible
ground transportation.
The University of British Columbia has had a major role in the
congress as one of its official sponsors. Rick Hansen, incumbent ofthe
Rick Hansen National Fellow Programme, is chair ofthe event, while
staff of the Disability Resource Centre are involved as presenters and
volunteers. As well, other faculty
and staff, including Prof. Charles
Laszlo of Clinical Engineering, who
is on the national planning committee, are devoting considerable time
and energy toward the event.
Independence 92 coincides with
the conclusion of the United Nations Decade of the Disabled, but it
will leave a lasting legacy. For example, the event has required hotels
and businesses in the Lower Mainland to take stock of themselves,
and, as a result, considerable improvements in physical accessibility have occurred.
The participants at the conference will ensure that the event itself
results in a further call for action to
redress continuing inequities and to
eliminate the barriers which stand in
the way of the full participation of
every individual.
Ruth Warick has been the director ofthe Disability Resource Centre at UBC since January 1991.
Warick will participate in a panel
discussion on post-secondary education and students with disabilities at the International Congress
and Exposition on Disability in
Vancouver April 22-26.
Mediators sought
for campus sexual
harassment cases
UBC's Sexual Harassment Office
is seeking volunteers from the campus
community to serve on its mediation
The panel was formed in 1989, one
year after the university's policy
and procedures
on sexual harassment were approved by the
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"Mediation offers the complainant
and the respondent in a dispute the
opportunity of resolving their differences themselves without disciplinary
action, but with the assistance of a
mediator," explained Sue Eldridge,
chair of the panel.
"Mediators don't arbitrate or make
a decision. Their primary role is to see
the common ground, encourage communication and forge a clear way to
agreement between the parties concerned."
Margaretha Hoek, one of UBC's
sexual harassment advisors, believes a
general awareness of sexual harassment as a power issue, and an interest
in the area, is a prerequisite for anyone
interested in joining the panel.
"Candidates should be able to recognize that sexual harassment comes
in many guises," Hoek said.
"The person has to be a problem
solver who allows for multiple realities. Rigid people don't work, neither
those who minimize sexual harassment, nor someone who sees it all
from one perspective."
They believe that, in addition to supporting the university's sexual harassment policy, mediators should also display skills in issues management, listening and empathy.
Seven mediators currently serve on
"There is a gulf in the way men
and women look at the issue of
sexual harassment. Men can
help us bridge that gulf."
the panel which includes students,
faculty, and management and professional staff. Two mediators, one male
and one female, are usually appointed
to each case.
Eldridge is trying to recruit as many
people as possible forthe panel.
She said that because of the
amount of time it
takes to develop
skills through
training and experience, candidates would be asked
for a two-year commitment.
She also hopes that men will feel
encouraged to apply.
"There is a gulf in the way men and
women look at the issue of sexual
harassment," she said. "Men can help
us bridge that gulf. The experience
may also help them to learn about and
see sexual harassment with a different
perspective. This, in turn, may add a
new awareness to their own lives."
Of the eight cases which have come
before the panel since its inception, seven
have been resolved through mediation.
Around & About
Food Services: Cinnamon Buns and Tofti
From cinnamon buns to
caviar — UBC's Food
Services meets all occasions.
"We provide everything from
student meals to elegant dinners for
royalty," says Food Services Director Christine Samson. Each
week, her staff of more than 400
employees prepare and serve 5,120
world-famous UBC cinnamon buns,
6,400 litres of coffee, and more
than 10,000 sandwiches. Overall,
there are hundreds of menu items to
choose from.
For many people, simply planning and preparing a healthy, appealing menu for themselves is a
major challenge. Imagine being
responsible for doing it for thousands of people every day.
The sheer volume of Food Services' operation becomes evident
when you consider that it's a $ 15 million per year business based on an
average receipt of less than $3. And
Samson strongly believes in running it
as a business.
"We are self-supporting mmm_mmm
and have to be financially
viable," she says. "If we
want to build a new facility,
we borrow money and then
repay the loan — with inter- "™"~~
Part of what keeps Food Services
in business is adapting to changing
customer preferences. The average
university student of yesteryear may
have favored a diet of hamburgers and
coffee, but not today.
"Students today are very educated
about nutrition," says Samson. "Our
vegetarian menus are very popularnow,
and we're leaning more towards non-
dairy items, such as beans and tofu."
Food Services also has a catering
operation. It caters more than 2,600
functions per year, the majority at
Cecil Green Park during the prime
wedding months of May through Au-
"We provide everything from student
meals to elegant dinners for royalty."
gust. Samson says that during a busy
weekend, as many as six weddings
may be catered on campus. Other
functions range from meetings and
receptions to presidential dinners for
visiting dignitaries.
Last April, Catering was faced with
the challenge of feeding 500 World of
Opportunity campaign donors at a gala
event in the War Memorial Gym.
Cheryl Banfield, special events coordinator for the Development Office,
sings Catering's praises.
"They were fabulous ■— they really
rose to the occasion," she says. "The
food was outstanding, despite the fact
that there was no kitchen
.      available at the gym."
For thousands of faculty,
staff and students over the
years, the best-known and
best-loved Food Services
""~ venue was the Bus Stop Restaurant, a haven amidst the
stresses of academia. Staffed by the
Bus Stop Ladies, as they were affectionately known, it was a place where
the coffee was always served with a
smile and a reassuring "there you go,
That UBC landmarkclosedin 1990,
but two successors are on the horizon.
Two new venues are slated to open
this year as part of the David Lam
Management Research Centre, under
construction at the north end of the
Henry Angus Building.
Xpress will be a take-out, food
fair operation. The emphasis will
be on fast service, with deli salads,
sandwiches, a bakery and specialty
desserts being offered, starting in
June. The full-service Trekkers restaurant is scheduled to open in July.
Samson sees these new venues as
more than just food locations.
"We're going to have longer
hours, for people who are on campus during the evening," she says.
"We see this area as a social centre,
too, where students and faculty can
interact — a gathering place."
Samson is proud of what UBC
Food Services has accomplished,
and says UBC's operation stacks
up against that of any university in
the country.
"In terms of menu choices, food
quality and low prices, we' re the leader
in Canada — there's no question." 4    UBC REPORTS April 16.1992
April 19 -
May 2
TUESDAY, APR. 21   \
Botany Tuesday Series
Traditional Medicines Of The Carrier People From Northern Central B.C. Elizabeth
Ritch-KRC, MSc candidate, Botany.
BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-2133.
Biology Discussion Group
Enzymological Studies Of
Protein Tyrosine Kinases.
Prof. Jerry Wang, Medical
Biochemistry, U. of
Calgary. IRC #4 from 3:30-
4:30pm. Call Dr. Roger
Brownsey at 822-3810.
For events in the period May 3 to May 16, notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar forms no later
than noon on Tuesday, April! 1, to the Community Relations Office, Room 207,6328 Memorial Rd., Old Administration Building.
For more information call 822-3131. The next edition of UBC Reports will be published April 30. Notices exceeding 35 words
may be edited The number of items for each faculty or department will be limited to four per issue.
FRIDAY, APR. 24     \      |       FRIDAY, MAY 1   ~\      Sexual Harassment Office
Grand Rounds
The Pathology And
Chemistry Of Ovarian
Germ Cell Tumours. Dr.
Philip Clement/Dr. Jeff
Somerville. University
Hospital, Shaughnessy
Site D308 at 8am.  Call 875-3108.
WEDNESDAY, APR.22|      Paediatrics Grand Rounds
UBC Senate Meeting
The Senate, UBC's academic Parliament,
will hold its next meeting on Wednesday,
Apr. 22 at 8pm in Room 102 of the Curtis
(Law) Building, 1822 East Mall, C-6 on the'
campus map.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Hand/Microsurgery Service: Endoscopic Carpal
Tunnel Release. Chair: Dr.
PeterT. Gropper. Eye Care
Centre Auditorium at
7:30am. Call 875-4646.
Geophysics Seminar
Seismic Modelling Of Wave Propagation
In The Earth's Crust And Upper Mantle.
Dr. Michael Bostock, Theoretical Geophysics, U. of Utrecht, Netherlands. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Coffee at
3:45pm. Call 822-3100.
Dentistry Lecture
Molecular Determinants Of Mandibular
Morphogenesis. Harold C. Slavkin, Dentistry, U. of Southern California. Dentistry
388 at 12:30pm. Call Dr. Uitto at 822-
Biotechnology Laboratory
High Sensitivity Protein Sequencing And
High Speed DNA Sequencing: Capillary
Electrophoresis And Laser Detection. Dr.
Norman Dovichi, Chemistry, U. of Alberta,
Edmonton. IRC#1 at 3:30pm. Call Dr. R.
Turner at 822-6132.
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the UBC Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver, B.C VffT 122.
Telephone 822-3131.
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AartjSditor: Praia Martin
C^aWbntors:RottBnrke, Connie
rafetti, Abe H*er, Charles Ker,
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Gestational Chickenpox. Dr. KimColwell,
Medical Genetics, Shaughnessy Hospital. G.F. Strong Auditorium at 9am. Call
Graduate/Faculty Christian
Newbigin: Modernism
And The Roots Of Disbelief. Speakers: Alan
Reynold, David Ley,
Olav Slaymaker, Bart
Vanderkamp, Gord
Carkner. Regent College 100 from
9am-1pm. Register before Apr. 23.
Freeadmission. Refreshments. Call
lan Wilson at 222-2608/822-3549.
MONDAY, APR. 27   j
Forest Sciences Seminar
Recycling Wastes On Forest Land VII:
Heavy Metal Fractionation In Sewage
Sludge Amended Soils. Rhian Evans,
MSc student, Soil Science, Agriculture.
PonderosaE-123from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
Health Promotion Research
Health Promotion Knowledge: From
Rhetoric To Reality. Rita Stem, regional
director, Western Regional Office, Health
Promotion Directorate, Health/Welfare
Canada. Maples Mental Health Centre
from 4-5:30pm. Call Karen Johnson in
Burnaby Health at 294-7766.
Botany Tuesday Series
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Jackson's cut Meats 1992 Campus Plan
The following information is an excerpt from the latest draft ofthe University's 1992 Main Campus Plan. After an extensive two year process of
questionnaires, discussion papers, submissions and comments from the campus community, this draft is in a process of review with the Board of
Governors. This comprehensive document unfolds the Plan in three sections. Section One - Planning Foundations, describes the underpinnings ofthe
Main Campus Plan: its role, planning context, history, physical context and current condition. This section acts as the foundation for the Planning
Strategies and Demonstration Plans in Section Two and Three. Section Two: Planning Strategies describes in detail 40 Planning Strategies (summarized
in this insert) that should guide future development ofthe Main Campus. Section Three: Demonstration Plans, presents an image ofthe campus as a
result ofthe implementation of Planning Strategies described in Section Two. Draft plans for the balance ofthe campus will be anticipated later this
year. A presentation ofthe Campus Plan is scheduled on-campus for Wednesday, May 20, 1992, 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Please contact Campus Planning
to confirm attendance so the appropriate information can be supplied in advance. The Main Campus Plan is available in its entirety from UBC Campus
Planning and Development, 2210 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4.
Contact: Kathleen Laird-Burns (604) 822-4206.
The Campus Plan is a Set of
It is a common belief that a
university facing the volume of
construction activity faced by
TJBC over the next decade
requires a Master Plan to shape
that growth, so that the constituent projects work together
to form a cohesive whole. And
it is a common misunderstanding that it is desirable and
somehow possible to firmly fix
the shape of years of future
development through a Master
Plan. Plans that try to
pre-define in this way usually
form a straight jacket to the
needs of the constituent
projects and are soon abandoned. This leads to an opposite feeling about Master Plans:
that they should be as vague as
possible to allow for future
flexibility, minimize constraints
on building committees, and
allow architectural creativity to
This Campus Plan takes neither
of the above approaches. Its
central theme is that the campus
whole is greater than its parts,
and that this whole can be
beneficially designed, or at least
directed, but not in the same
way that buildings are designed.
The essential difference between
architectural design and campus
design is that the Campus Plan
must be sufficiently flexible to
respond to its own evolution.
The Campus Plan is therefore in
essence a set of strategies, that
will last over time, and that are
clearly definitive as to intent but
not as to final form. The
demonstation plans included in
the Campus Plan illustrate only
one set of many possible sets of
built form. The strategies dictate
principle; the demonstration
plans suggest form.
Implementation Through
Communal and Constituent
The campus whole is made up
of projects of two types: the
communal and the constituent.
Communal projects are what
might be termed "public
works". They deal with linkages: the integrating landscape,
the connecting framework of
roads and paths, and the utility
systems. Constituent projects
are those undertaken by various faculties and support units.
They meet their own "private
needs" but they should also
implement the campus
"public needs" in two ways:
first, by being sited and
distributed as defined in the
Campus Plan, and second, by
meeting the Planning Strategies
set out in Section Two of this
Reinforcing the Best, Healing
the Worst
The Plan is founded on the
existing condition, which in
turn is a result of its development history, physical relationships with neighbouring territories and genius loci — spirit of
the place. Perhaps ninety
percent of the Plan is either a
reaffirmation of what now
exists, an attempt to enhance
currently identifiable characteristics, or a healing of unsatisfactory aspects of the campus.
Most of this healing is to bring
to the fore the potential already
inherent. Only a small percentage of the Plan deals with new
ideas. Making the campus
whole is a bigger idea than
trying to be "new".
Leadership in Environmental
As an educational servant and
intellectual leader to
Vancouver, British Columbia
and the wider community, the
University will, through example, point the way to development that demonstrates
high respect for the environment.  By establishing and
implementing explicit
development strategies, and
by arousing the awareness of its
members to environmental
concerns, UBC will join with
other major corporations and
institutions in providing leadership in responsible and effective
environmental action.
The Campus Landscape
The greatest physical asset of
the campus is its landscape.
The best buildings are those
which recognize and exploit
this, such as the Museum of
Anthropology, the Library and
the Faculty Club. The memorable features of the landscape
are forest, garden, and ordered
Mall. And of these the Mall is
unique to UBC, a truly identifying feature. But while it is
certainly the centre of the
campus landscape, its
condition does not live up to its
potential. It is neither road nor
ceremonial green. The Pin
Oaks are priceless assets, but
the floor of the Mall is an
abandoned roadway. Enormous benefits of aesthetics,
orientation and identity will
accrue to the campus if the
potential of the Main Mall is
released in a simple and direct
way, and in a way which
brings together the public
spaces and feature buildings of
the central campus.
Mid-Range and Long Range
The Demonstration Plans
postulate a "mature state"
which represents an idealized
condition — a condition in
which the strategies expressed
in Section Two have been
implemented. It is realistic in
the sense that none of the
proposals are overly ambitious,
and many of the constituent
projects (but not the communal
projects) have already been
funded. The communal
projects — such as the rehabilitation of the Main Mall, roads
and utility infrastructure — are
large and expensive projects
but they are necessary for the
health of the campus and the
realization of the University's
mission. Care has been taken
to build on what exists, and not
to make them unduly elaborate
or extravagant.
It would be desirable to bring
all the projects illustrated
forward as fast as the University is physically capable of
constructing them. Present
expectations, which hopefully
are overly conservative, is that
the Mid-Range Plan would take
up to ten years to implement
and the Long Range Plan could
take up to twenty years.
1. Quality, Permanence and
Economy - The University is
committed to quality,
permanence and life-cycle
economy in building construction, ending the era of
temporary and
semi-permanent development.
2. Environmental Responsibility - The University will
provide community leadership in responsible and
effective environmental
action through developments that are land, energy
and waste efficent, and by
reducing the reliance upon
private automobiles for
3. Constituent and Communal
Needs - Projects must meet
both the constituent needs of
their user group and the
communal needs of the
campus, such as including
common space, aligning
interior circulation with
neighbouring buildings, and
animating the public domain.
4. Respecting Campus
Neighbours - The University will seek to maintain
positive relationships with
campus neighbours by
identifying and addressing
common issues and by
mitigating the impact of
campus life and development on adjacent land uses.
5. Campus Cohesion and
Limits to Sprawl - Expansion of the Main Campus
boundaries will be arrested
to increase interdisciplinary
communication and to
reduce the high costs that
sprawl generates in infrastructure, travel time, loss of
security and vitality. UBC • 1992 Campus Plan • The Main Campus
6. The Spirit of the Place - The
design of projects is
expected to reinforce the
genius loci of the site by
responding to the essential
landscape typologies:
Forest, Ordered Malls, West-       16.
em Slopes, Academic Garden,
and Town Centre.
7. Site Suitability: Reinforce
the Best, Repair the Worst -
Project sites are selected by
preserving the existing
physical assets of the cam-        17.
pus and favouring the repair
of problem sites, avoiding
the replacement or modification of good quality buildings or landscapes.
8. Site Suitability: Appropriate Relationships - Project
sites are selected to ensure
the best functional, social, 18.
technical and environmental
relationships among related
users and between users
and neighbours.
9. Spatial Structure - The
public domain of roads,
walks, and open space
should form a clear organiz-     19.
ing framework, improving
orientation and providing
easily recognized addresses
for buildings.
10. Campus Landscape -
Landscape design should
reinforce the genius loci and
assist in establishing spatial      20.
containment and delight.
The landscape should be
developed as an educational
resource. 21.
11. Signage and Orientation -
The primary means of
enabling a sense of orientation on campus will be
through the establishment of
a clear circulation and
spatial framework, which
will be augmented by a
legible signage system. 22.
12. Revealing University
Culture - People and groups
who have contributed to the
stature, humanity and
resources of the University
should be recognized
through wording and symbols associated with the
public realm of the campus.
The ongoing activities of the
University should be similarly apparent. 23.
13. Mixed Use - Greater emphasis will be placed on mixing
uses throughout the campus,
to counter the historical 24.
separation of land uses and
to establish a closer proximity among people, 25.
disciplines, work and living
places, and services.
14. Respect for Land Value -
The increasing value of
campus land will be reflected in project cost analyses, and accommodated
through increased development density.
15. Building Design - New
buildings should be de- 26.
signed to express their role
as "university" buildings, to
make evident the activities
occurring in them, to support the larger structural
patterns of the campus, and
to welcome and accommodate those who use them.
Campus Safety - Building,
landscape and lighting
design will promote personal safety.
Movement in the Public
Domain - The public domain (streets, malls, lanes,
squares) will accommodate
a mix of types of movement.
Only the extremes (highways at one end, walks at
the other) will cater to
specialized use.
Pedestrians - The campus
spatial structure will include
a pedestrian priority zone at
its heart and generous
sidewalks along the roads,
with pedestrian priority
crossings at all intersections
of paths and roads.
Universal Access - The
pedestrian system, in and
out of doors, will be designed to accommodate
people with limited sight,
hearing and mobility.
Privileged vehicular access
will also be provided.
Bicycles - The use of bicycles to commute to, and
move about the campus will
be encouraged.
Vehicular Movement - The
road system on campus will
be modified over time to
establish a continuous,
ordered network providing
flexibility, legibility, and an
appropriate balance between
vehicular and pedestrian
Parking - Automobile use
will be discouraged through
incentives for car-pooling
and transfer to transit and
bicycles, but the great
majority of UBC commuters
will remain auto-captive.
The parking inventory will
be redistributed to a series of
structures more closely
encircling the Main Campus.
Public Transit - Greater use
of public transit to and
within the Main Campus
will be encouraged.
Underground Utilities - The
utility system should be
overhauled and rationalized.
Campus Lighting - Exterior
lighting will be redesigned
to improve perceptual
effectiveness, reducing glare
and increasing safety,
orientation and aesthetic
appreciation of the night
Locations for Education and
Research - Facilities for
education and research will
remain the primary use
within the Main Campus.
They will be distributed
to encourage intra- and
inter-disciplinary contacts.
27. Locations for Group
Instruction - Lecture
halls and classrooms will
be distributed throughout the campus to minimize walking distances at
class change.
28. Locations for Libraries -
Library services will
consist of a "Great Library" supported by
ancillary and specialist
branches distributed
throughout the campus.
29. Locations for Cultural
Facilities - The north end
of the Main Campus will
contain the major
museum, theatres, Faculty Club, Art Gallery,
public squares and
gardens. Small museums
and other cultural facilities will be distributed
throughout the campus.
30. Locations for Health
Care - Health care facilities, both for the public at
large and for the
university community,
will remain in their
current locations. Improved spatial and
pedestrian linkages
between the Health Care
precinct and the rest of
the campus will be
31. Locations for Relaxation
and Study - Spaces for
relaxation, meeting and
study will be distributed
throughout the campus.
32. Locations for Food
Services - Places to eat
will be located in close
proximity to the places
where people work and
33. Locations for Extracurricular Student Activities
- The major and expanded concentration of
student facilities will
remain in the "Town
Centre" zone.
34. Locations for Housing -
New housing will be
developed close to the
heart of the campus, in
places where it will link
currently isolated housing enclaves, contribute
to campus safety, and
bring life to major public
35. Locations for Shopping -
University Boulevard will
be developed as a "Town
Centre", containing the
commercial services
required by the
university community.
36. Locations for Administration - General, student, and plant administrative services will
remain in their current
locations. In the long term,
some administration functions may move to the core
of the existing Main Library.
37. Locations for Athletic
Facilities - The existing
athletic facilities will be
supplemented by another
building north of Memorial
Gym and by fitness facilities
elsewhere in the campus.
Existing fields will be
supplemented by landscaped open spaces developed for informal activities.
38. The Campus Development
Process - The process for
project delivery is being
revised so that initiation,
design, and construction of
both constituent projects
and communal infrastructure can be effectively
monitored at each stage.
39.Plan Continuity - The
Campus Plan will remain an
effective development
directive through approval
by the Board of Governors,
continuity of responsibility,
consistent application and
regular modification.
40. Project Design Checklist -
Design Guidelines are
provided for each project to
place it in its planning context.
These include a checklist to which
project designers must respond.
9^ UBC • 1992 Campus Plan • The Main Campus
THIRD        DRAFT-    1992        CAMPUS        PLAN
The North Parking Structure
Cecil Green College
Performing Arts Centre
Art Gallery
Main Library
David Lam Management
Research Centre
Scarfe Building Expansion
Academic and Research
Earth Sciences Centre
Centre for Integrated
Computer Systems Research   I
Forest Sciences Centre rj
Mixed Use Building \
Housing \
Future Academic Buildings
Ponderosa Place Housing
Student Recreation Centre
Mixed Use Buildings
Creative Arts Facility
Centre for Asian Pacific
First Nations House of
Lower Mall Parkade
University Services Building
Ritsumcikan/UBC House
Greenhouse Replacement
and Parkade
Proposed College
Law Expansion
Student Services Building
28. Centres of Excellence
29. Advanced Materials and Process
Engineering Laboratories
30. Health Sciences Parkade
31. Health Sciences Expansion
32. Academic and Research
33. Academic and Research
Please Contact (604) 822-4206 to Confirm Attendance g    UBCREPORTS April 16,1992
T-Birds go for first world soccer title
At the 1990 world collegiate soccer championships, the fate of the
UBC Thunderbirds came down to the
flip of a coin.
Coach Dick Mosher is hopeful
this year's world champs will be
crowned by virtue of their performance on the field, and not by a twist of
And he's also hopeful the T-Birds
will be wearing the crown.
From April 30 to May 3, the
Thunderbirds will take to the pitch in
El Paso, Tex.t for their third straight
appearance at the world collegiate
soccer championships.
The T-Birds, who will represent
Canada by virtue of their Canadian
Interuniversity Athletic Union
(CIAU) title this year, are looking for
their first world championship.
Last year, the T-Birds failed to
advance past the round-robin portion
of the eight-team tournament. Two
years ago, they finished tied for first
place with Santa Clara, Calif, in
round-robin play. They remained
deadlocked after going through the
tie-breaking formulas. As a result, the
winner, who was to go on to face
Germany in the final, was decided by
a coin toss.
The T-Birds lost by the flip of a
"It was a tremendously bitter pill to
swallow," said Mosher.
"This is our third straight shot at a
world championship and, believe me,
we're ready for another crack at it."
The world championships will pit
teams from eight countries, including such traditional university soccer
powers as the United States, Brazil
and Germany.
Despite the success the T-Birds
have had at the CIAU level—winners
of four national soccer titles in six
years under Mosher — this will the
last crack at a world championship for
the veteran core of the team.
"This will be the third trip to the
world championships for nine of our
players," said Mosher. "Many of
them will be graduating from the
UBC soccer program at the end of
this year. But at the same time, this
is a team that knows what it takes to
compete at world championship level
and I'm confident that experience will
spell the difference in El Paso."
Mosher said although the CIAU
season is the true indicator of success
in Canadian university soccer, his
players want the world title badly.
Perhaps no one wants it more for
the team than Mosher. After six
years behind the bench, and another
11 as a professor in UBC's School of
Physical Education, Mosher will be
on sabbatical next term, with assistant coach Dave Partridge taking over
head coaching duties.
Mosher will use the time to continue to develop the men's UBC soccer program, which has seen a high
level of support from the university.
"The President's Allocation Fund
and the Walter H. Gage Memorial
Fund have assisted us in developing
an extensive international schedule,
which has included competitive tours
of England, Ireland, Scotland, Japan,
and the U.S.," said Mosher.
"The tournament in El Paso offers
the players another chance to compete against some of the best collegiate soccer players in the world. A
victory there would represent the successful end to a long season."
Photo by Steve Chan
UBC striker Rob Reed uses his head in a game against U of Toronto.
SSHRC merged
with Canada
It's been dubbed a cultural "super-agency."
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
(SSHRC), along with international
cultural programs from the federal
Dept. of External Affairs, have
been consolidated within the
Canada Council.
The merger is part ofthe elimination or amalgamation of 46 federal agencies and commissions
outlined in the latest federal
In a recent news release, Communications Minister Perrin Beatty
said the new granting council will
maintain a traditional arm's length
from government. He also emphasized that the programs of all three
organizations will carry on, sustaining present levels of support
and service to the arts and academic communities.
"The merger of SSHRC and the
Canada Council is an exciting opportunity to sustain the successes
of the past and go on to greater
strength with a uniquely Canadian
model serving Canada's arts, social sciences and humanities
endeavors at home and abroad,"
said Beatty.
Olav Slaymaker, UBC's associate vice-president for research
in humanities, interdisciplinary
initiatives and social sciences, said
the expanded agency will support
five core ares: the creative and
performing arts; humanities scholarship and research; social science
research; communication of these
activities throughout Canada; and
international relations and cultural
exchange programs.
"It is urgent that these functions be seen as distinctive so that
funding for each can be appropriately recognized, defined and secured," he said.
Slaymaker's primary concern
with the new arrangement is a possible loss of the identity SSHRC has
achieved since 1978 and the implications such a loss would have on
both humanities and social science
Last month, the federal government announced that SSHRC,
along with the Natural Sciences
and Engineering Research Council and the Medical Research Council, will receive an annual increase
of four per cent to their budgets
each year for the next four years.
The government claims SSHRC
will therefore receive an additional
$40 million for university research
and training over the period 1992-
93 to 1995-96.
Donald Savage, executive director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, said
he will work to not only ensure
that there are no cuts in university
research, but also reasonable increases.
SSHRC is the primary funding
source for humanities and social
science research in Canada.
UBC's 56 per cent success rate
for research grant proposals to
SSHRC over the past five years
has consistently been the highest
in Canada (outside Quebec).
Perry pledges support for
Biomedical Research Centre
The provincial government has
announced its support forthe April 1
transfer of management and control
of the Biomedical Research Centre
from the Terry Fox Medical Foundation to UBC.
"It'is our intention to ensure the
continued viability of this excellent
research facility," said the Minister
of Advanced Education, Training and
Technology, Tom Perry.
"We will continue to provide ongoing financial support for its operation."
The Biomedical Research Centre
houses about 70 faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows and UBC graduate
students who conduct research leading to the discovery, development
and clinical testing of new biologically-active substances, such as anticancer drugs.
"We're encouraged that the
valuable research that has begun
at the centre will go on," said
Daniel Birch, UBC vice-president, Academic. "It is important
that the government continue to
contribute to the scientific infrastructure of the province.
"The ongoing financial support
from the government will enable the
centre to operate with a reasonable
degree of continuity," he said.
Birch said UBC's Senate and
Board ofGovernors will receive proposals this spring to establish the
centre as an academic unit within the
This will establish the centre
as an inter-faculty research
facility, operating in much the
same way as the university's Biotechnology Laboratory. It will be
renamed the Biomedical Research
Laboratory to emphasize this
parallel structure.
He added that a search for a new
director for the centre will begin
soon. The acting director is Michael
Smith, who is also director of the
Biotechnology Laboratory.
Birch said the university will also
set up a scientific advisory committee of outstanding scholars from
outside the university to advise the
new director and UBC President
David Strangway on the operations
ofthe research laboratory.
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