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UBC alumni dominate NDP cabinet
Almost half of B.C.'s new provincial
cabinet are graduates of UBC.
Starting with Premier Mike Harcourt,
eight of 19 cabinet ministers in the newly
elected NDP government are UBC graduates. A
further 14 members of the NDP caucus either attended, graduated from or taught here.
UBC alumni now in cabinet include: Tom
Perry, Advanced Education, Training and Technology; Glen Clark, Finance and Government
House Leader; Elizabeth Cull, Health and Services for Seniors; John Cashore, Environment;
Moe Sihota, Labor and Consumer Affairs and
Minister Responsible for Constitutional Affairs;
Darlene M arzari, Tourism and Culture; and Dave
Zimhelt, Minister of Economic Development,
Small Business and Trade.
Liberal Opposition Leader Gordon Wilson
heads a list of eight Liberal caucus members who
graduated from, taught at or attended UBC.
Harcourt received both his undergraduate and
law degrees at UBC, while Wilson obtained an
MA specializing in Economic Geography and
Resource Management.
Erickson part of design
team for library building
Vancouver architects Arthur Erickson and
Aitken Wreglesworth Associates have been chosen to design the first phase of the new Library
Centre on campus.
The $24-million building, part of a long-
term plan for the university library system, will
be situated on the west side of Sedgewick
Library, in what is now a sunken garden separating the Old Administration and Mathematics
It will be the second Erickson-designed building on campus, the first since the much-heralded
Museum of Anthropology opened in 1975.
Funding for the building will be through the
university's A World of Opportunity major capital campaign and the provincial government's
matching funds program.
The new building, which will be about 18,900
square metres in area, will be linked to existing
library facilities at Sedgewick.
A significant proportion ofthe stack areas will
be constructed underground, so that the building
will not dominate the heart of campus. The portion ofthe building that will be above ground will
be modelled to enhance the historic quality ofthe
area, as well as to allow students to enjoy the
garden area that surrounds it.
Placing the new Library Centre's main entrance on Main Mall will fulfil the campus plan's
principle of transforming the mall into "the real
and symbolic heart of the campus."
The new Library Centre is intended to house
the Humanities and Social Sciences collections.
Government Publications and Microforms and
the Data Library.
Erickson and senior members of his staff
recently joined the firm of Aitken Wreglesworth
Associates on a project specific basis that will
focus on projects at Vancouver's two universities.
The merger formalizes a 10-month-old relationship between the two firms that began with
the Simon Fraser University west mall expansion. They have also submitted proposals for the
City of Vancouver's Library Square project.
Hallowe'en Mascot
Photo by Abe Hefter
The UBC Thunderbird was recently seen raising funds for the United Way campaign.
When asked how he managed to maintain such a superlative physique, he replied,
"Why by pumpkin iron, of course!" (See story and picture, page 2)
Native students form science group
First Nations students on campus
have founded the first Canadian chapter ofthe U.S.-based American Indian
Science and Engineering Society
The group will provide support for
students enrolled at UBC, and will
also reach out to First Nations schools
and communities throughout B.C. to
promote the study of science and engineering.
"We're trying to get across to Native people that they have as much
ability as anyone else, but they must
get out here to the university," said
AISES chapter president Iain Dickey,
who recently completed a B.Sc. in
biology and plans to enter medical
"It can be done. That's what we're
trying to say. We've done it, and you
can do it, too."
See SOCIETY on Page 2
campus tours ol UBC Introduce the unlverstty to visitors from near and far.
Around & Apaut,oage 3
forum article, Michael
McDonald discusses profes-
stonat ethics. Page 6
LEAVINGS: A UBC study is
looking Into recycling fall
leaves by composting and
distributing to farms. Page 8
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Photo by Gavin Wilson
AISES chapter president Iain Dickey stands beside MOA totem.
Emphasis on family
life may affect salary
Managers in the workforce who have a high priority for family life can
end up paying the price financially.
A study conducted by Commerce and Business Administration Professor Nancy Langton indicates that business managers are willing to sacrifice
salary for time spent with the family.
Langton surveyed 980 Stanford University graduates who obtained their
Masters of Business Administration degrees between 1973 and 1987. The
purpose of the survey was to determine why men get paid more than women
who occupy similar managerial positions.
"We found that managers who put family ahead of work make less
money," said Langton. "That holds true for both men and women. It just
so happens that, according to our survey, women are more likely than men
to place a higher value on time spent with family."
Early next year, Langton plans to survey approximately 1,000 MBA
grads from UBC who hold down managerial positions.
"We plan to compare the findings between UBC and Stanford to see if
we can get a sense of possible differences between Canadian and American
managers," she said.
Preliminary UBC results are expected in July.
The Stanford graduates were asked to rate the importance of such things
See IMPORTANCE on Page 2 2    UBC REPORTS November 14.1991
Society supports Natives entering university
Continued from Page 1
AISES is a private, non-profit organization
formed in 1977 to increase the number of Native
Indian scientists and engineers and develop technologically-informed leaders within the First
Nations community.
The society provides scholarships, mentoring,
support and leadership training to prepare Native
students for successful careers in business, science, engineering and health care.
There are 21 students in the UBC chapter,
representing agriculture, biology, chemistry, civil
engineering, computer science, forestry, science
education, medicine, nursing and social work.
What is unusual is that First Nations students
have traditionally shunned the sciences, said
Although not represented at university in numbers anywhere near their proportion in the general population, there are significant enrolments
of Native Indian students in UBC programs such
as law, education and anthropology.
Dickey believes they have avoided science
because it has a mystique of being an extremely
difficult and competitive program of study.
"It's very intimidating, for everyone, not just
Native people," he said
The growing interest in science can be traced
to the efforts of the First Nations Health Care
Profession Program, headed by Angie Todd-
Dennis, which aims to increase Native Indian
enrolment in the health sciences,
"What's happening here is a very active removal of barriers and boundaries," said David
Holm, associate dean of Science for Student Services and the AISES chapter's faculty advisor.
"I'm always impressed with the tremendous
amount of work being done at First Nations
House of Learning, and their energy and enthusiasm."
The AISES chapter will provide a support
group and tutoring for Native Indian science
students. Its members will offer a ready ear for
those who need someone to talk to, especially
students from reserves who may be intimidated
by city life and non-Native culture.
But outreach is seen as one of the group's
most important roles, Dickey said.
"Basically, that's what our mission is," he
The AISES chapter will be involved in the
next Summer Science program for Native Indian
high school students on behalf of the First Nations House of Learning. They will also speak to
local bands and councils on the importance of
science education.
In the meantime, four members of UBC's
chapter were set to attend the annual AISES
conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico this
Chapter members are also planning a directed
studies course beginning in January that will
examine Native health and science issues.
Anyone interested in becoming an associate
member of AISES at UBC—those having a First
Nations background or others wanting to serve as
mentors - can call Iain Dickey at 822-6484 or
David Holm at 822-3659.
Painting exhibition
The Barn Coffee Shop is one ofthe university buildings featured in Tuum Est: A Nostalgic Look at the
UBC Campus, a showing of paintings by Anne Adams. The exhibition runs from Nov. 4 to 29 in the Lower
Concourse ofthe Faculty Club.
Importance of family rated higher
by women managers than by men
Continued from Page 1
as job security, authority on
the job, chances for promotion and flexibility in work
schedules. The responses
were compared between
men and women.
Among the categories of
job preference men found
more important than women,
regardless of income, were:
convenience of work hours;
resources to do the job; a secure and pleasant work environment and opportunities for
promotion. Nancy
"Among managers, the only category rated higher by women than by
men was the importance of family,"
said Langton.
Langton said the indication that
promotion opportunities were more
important to men and family was more
important to women is consistent with
the stereotypes that men have a greater
desire for advancement, while women
have a greater commitment to family.
However, not all of the findings
supported stereotypical preferences,
said Langton.
"For instance, men more often pre-
Photo by Abe Hefter
Langton, author of study on managers' salaries.
ferred convenient travel and hours,"
she said.
Despite the indication that family
was more important to women than
men, both men and women appeared
to allow the importance of family life
to influence their choices of managerial specialization.
Within some areas of the managerial workforce, such as finance and
administration, men and women had
fairly similar preferences for family
over work.
"It would appear men and women
chose some of these jobs because the
positions enabled them to
put family ahead of employment during the
course of the work day,"
she added.
Other findings indicated that both men and
women chose their jobs
on the importance of leisure time available to
them. They didn't, however, take lower-paying
jobs in return.
"This may be because
some of these leisurely
pursuits, like boating or
travel, can be very expensive," said
Langton. "You couldn't afford a
lower-paying job if you wanted to
maintain that kind of lifestyle."
The study also showed that although
things like job security, fringe benefits
and pleasant surroundings were important to men, they didn't sacrifice earnings to obtain these job characteristics.
"They would appear to want the
entire package," she said.
The study also confirmed an earlier
finding that women reported exerting
more effort on the job, on the average,
than men.
Faculty of Forestry
submits proposal
for model forest
An initiative by Forestry Canada
could result in the establishment of up
to 15 working model forests across the
country, including one proposed by
UBC's Faculty of Forestry.
Peter Sanders, the University Research Forest silviculturist, is behind
the move to set up a model forest in the
Fraser Valley.
'The model forest would be used to
predict the goods and services required
from local forests to service Fraser
Valley residents in the year 2050,"
said Sanders.
"The Fraser Valley is an area of
rapidly increasing population which
is adding to the tremendous pressure
that the forests are under," he said.
"What's needed is a forest management plan for the area that takes into
account issues like water supply, recreational needs, the protection of wildlife reserves, as well as the traditional
flow of timber products, like logs."
The faculty has submitted a letter
of intent to the National Advisory
Committee on Model Forests, of which
UBC Forestry Professor Les Reed is a
member. The next step would be to
put together a formal application.
Part of the federal government's
Green Plan, the objectives ofthe model
forests are three-fold:
• to accelerate the implementation
of sustainable development in the practice of forestry
• to apply new and innovative approaches, procedures, techniques and
concepts in the management of forests
• to test and demonstrate best sustainable forestry practices using the
most advanced technology and forestry practices available
The model forests could be up to
1,000,000 hectares, or larger. Reed
said they will be forged from partnerships among provinces, industry, private forest owners, federal researchers, academic institutions, Native peoples, and others.
Sanders said the partners in the
faculty's proposal include the UBC
Malcolm Knapp Research Forest at
Haney, the Municipality of Maple
Ridge, the Municipality of Mission,
the provincial ministries of forests and
environment and the Greater Vancouver Regional District.
The faculty is looking at two possible sites for a model forest. One would
stretch from the Pitt River to the top of
Pitt Lake to Hatzic. The other would
be the Fraser Valley from Point Grey
to Skagit.
"On a larger, provincial scale, I
expect that UBC Forestry faculty and
graduate students will be called upon
to provide research expertise in the
area of forest management," said Reed.
"There is a lot of ground-breaking
research occurring, for example, at the
Malcolm Knapp Research Forest.
However, the scope will be much larger
than anything we've attempted before."
Reed praised the federal government's initiative to establish model
forests and said the response, led by
industry, has been tremendous. Ninety
letters of intent have been submitted
from across the country to the advisory committee. Thirty have come
from B.C. alone.
Reed said the committee will make
recommendations to the ministry before the successful applicants are
named, with the announcement expected in about eight months.
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Funding in place for
design of addition to
Scarfe Building
Photo by Abe Hefter
The election is over, but Mike Harcourt and Rita Johnston continue to face off in effigy at pumpkin event.
Campus carvings help bring
United Way to 75% mark
Design plans for a $12-million
addition to the Faculty of Education's Neville Scarfe Building are
set to begin.
UBC has received a provincial
grant of $900,000 which will go
towards design funding for an
addition which will consolidate
office and teaching space currently scattered across campus.
Among the faculty departments which will share space in
the new facility are: Administrative, Adult and Higher Education; Counselling Psychology;
Educational    Psychology     and
Special Education; Mathematics
and Science Education and Visual
and Performing Arts in Education.
The new addition, to be located
directly west of the Scarfe building, is scheduled for completion
by the 1994-95 academic year.
The departments of Language
Education and Social and Educational Studies, as well as the centres for Policy Studies in Education, the Study of Curriculum and
Instruction and the Study of
Teacher Education, will be consolidated at a later date.
Where would you find everything from punks
to premiers gathered in one place at UBC?
At the second annual Great Pumpkin Carving
Competition, sponsored by Athletics and Sport
Services, in support of the campus United Way
"I came into the room and thought it was a
dean's meeting," said Dr. Bill Webber, associate
vice-president, academic, and chair ofthe 1991
UBC United Way campaign.
This year's competition attracted 87 entries
from across campus.
Judges Norm Watt, director of Extra-Sessional Studies, and Theatre Professor Norm
Young said they based their selections on artistic
ability, integrity, humor and the amount of bribe
money entrants were willing to pay them.
"We believe in a class system in pumpkin
carving, and we're not afraid to separate the
wheat from the chaff," Young added.
Among this year's winners were:
• Community Sports, the Bill Webber Award, for
the pumpkin that needed the most medical attention
• The UBC Bookstore, the Bob Hindmarch
Award, for the pumpkin that was late or didn't
show up
• The Alumni Association, the Most Photogenic Pumpkin Award, for its two pumpkins,
one carved in the likeness of Premier Mike
Harcourt, the other resembling former Premier
Rita Johnston
• The Community Relations Office, The Worst
Entry Award, for not running Norm Watt's picture on the front page of UBC Reports
A two-way win for overall best entry was split
between the custodial division of Plant Operations for its 'Janitor From Hell' entry, and the
Housing and Conferences Department for its
pumpkin which was carved into a fully furnished
Proceeds totalling over $200 from a raffle
held at the Great Pumpkin Carving Competition
were donated to the annual campus United Way
fundraising drive.
More than $205,000, or 75 per cent of this
year's $280,000 goal, has been raised to date.
Pledges are still being accepted.
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Ritsumeikan in the makin'
Artist's rendering shows Ritsumeikan House, a $7-million student residence adjacent
to Totem Park that will house 200 students — 100 each from UBC and Ritsumeikan
University in Kyoto, Japan — in a unique cultural exchange. The building is scheduled
for completion late this year or early in 1992.
Around & About
Touring UBC
"We get everyone from preschoolers to company presidents."
UBC is a major point of interest in the
community — people want to know
about developments on campus,
judging by interest in campus tours.
"We get everyone from pre-schoolers to
company presidents," says 1991 summer tours
co-ordinator Renee Hislop, a fourth-year International Relations major and one of three student guides.
"Visitors always want to know about the
latest developments at UBC, but they want to
know about the people here, too. They always
ask about President Strangway — what he's
like, did he really analyse the moon rocks —
and also what his priorities and plans for the
university are."
The campus tour program did a roaring
againinl991. ——>^~—»—
From May
through August, more
than 3,700 —————^—^
people took a
tour — students, conference delegates, VIPs
and others. Many of the participants were
university staff. With so many new facilities
and programs developing at UBC, a guided
tour on a sunny summer day is an enjoyable
way to keep up.
The guides have a lot of ground to cover,
both literally and figuratively. The walking
tours normally last about 90 minutes. Guides
field questions about every thing from the Great
Trek, as they pass Main Mall's cairn built of
rocks carried by students in the 1922 protest, to
plans for the new Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, slated for construction near Buchanan
Building starting next spring.
All tours begin at the tours and information
desk, run co-operatively with the Alma Mater
Society in the Student Union Building. Last
stop is the UBC Bookstore, a favorite spot to
shop for books and UBC clothing and souvenirs.
The campus tour program started in the
summer of 1985. One student was hired by the
Community Relations Office to handle the
growing interest from the public to tour the
university. There were 254 participants that
first summer and the program has grown steadily ever since.
Along the way, specialized tours have been
developed for various groups, such as seniors,
children, persons with disabilities and English
as a Second Language groups. Campus units,
such as the Development Office and the International Liaison Office, are also able to arrange
individualized tours for their guests, many of
whom are international visitors. This past
summer, Hislop ended up with invitations to
make reciprocal visits to the families of a
Japanese university president and an Italian
"All I need now is the airfare," she jokes.
Interest in tours is such that the program has
been continued this year, for the first time,
through the September to April period (on a
request basis). VIP tours, which have grown
quickly in popularity over the past two summers, are also now available year-round for
guests of campus units.
Leading a tour requires more than just knowledge of where the
major buildings and
facilities are on campus. Guides receive
special training from
■"^—"^ staff at the Museum
of Anthropology and
Nitobe Garden; mini-tours of those attractions
are added to many campus tours. Guides are
also required to be knowledgeable about A
World of Opportunity, UBC's fundraising campaign, and the many new construction projects,
as well as academic endowments, funded by
the campaign.
"People are amazed by the range of facilities
and programs at UBC," says Hislop.
She tells the story of one group of children
waving to Rick Hansen, the driving force behind the creation of the Disability Resource
Centre, through his office window. Hansen
ended up coming outside to meet the group and
talk about the centre's work.
"When you get to know the stories and
people behind the campus," says Hislop, "it
becomes sort of like the family next door—it's
part of your community."
"Worrying About Your Weight" support
groups for women students are offered on a
weekly basis by the Women Students Office.
Drop-in sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. on alternate Mondays (next meeting: Nov. 18,) and
12:30 p.m. on alternate Thursdays (next meeting: Nov. 28). There is no charge for participating in the sessions. 4    UBC REPORTS November 14.1991
November 17 -
November 30
SUNDAY, NOV. 17   \
Museum of Anthropology
Excerpts From Raisins And Almonds.
Jewish Heritage Theatre. Free with museum admission. MOA Theatre Gallery at
2:30pm. Call 822-5087.
MONDAY, NOV. 18   |
Faculty Seminar
Legal Theory Workshop. Constitutional Reform In South Africa: From
Individuality To Community. Leon
Trakman, Dalhousie Law School.
Curtis Faculty Conference Room from
12:30-1:30pm. Light lunch served.
Call 822-6506.
Economics Seminar
Early Development. Marvin Goodfriend,
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
Buchanan D-225 from 4-5:30pm. Call
Classics Lecture
From the Committee on
Lectures: Gibbon's Byzantium. Prof. Glen
Bowersock, Historical
Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
U. Lasserre 102 at 12:30pm. Call 822-
Classics Seminar
From the Committee on Lectures: New
Evidence For Syria Under Philip The Arab.
Prof. Glen Bowersock, as above.
Buchanan Penthouse at 3:30pm. Call
Psychology Colloquium
Development Of Inter-Sensory Perceptions. Dr. David Lewkowicz, Institute for
Basic Research, Staten Island, NY. Kenny
2510 at 12:30pm. Social hour follows.
Call 822-3005.
Mechanical Engineering
Roll Tensioning Of Bandsaw Blades. John
Taylor, PhD candidate. Civil/Mech. Engineering 1202 from 3:30-4:40pm. Call 822-
Astronomy Seminar
The Nature Of Type I Su-
pernovae. Dr. A.
Filippenko, U. of California, Berkeley. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm.
Coffee from 3:45pm. Call
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Managing Editor; Stew Crombie
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Contributors: Ron Burke, Connie
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For events in the period December 1 to December 14, notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar
forms no later than noon on Tuesday, November 19 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 wil be published November 28.
Notices exceeding 35 words may be edited
Biochemistry Seminar
UBC Plasma Protein Discussion Group: The Genetic Human Protein C De-
ficiency-A Window On
Thrombosis. Dr. George
Long, Biochemistry, U. of
Vermont. IRC #1 at 3:30pm. Call Ross
MacGillivray at 822-3027.
Paediatrics Academic
Research Rounds
Effective Visual Communications. Paul
Livingston and Vicki Earle, Biomedical
Communications. Children's Hospital
3D16 at 12pm. Refreshments at 11:45am.
Call 875-2492.
Health Promotion Seminar
Planned Approach To Community Hearth:
Centre For Disease Control's PATCH Program in the U.S. Dr. Marshall Kreuter,
founder/director HEALTH 2000, Atlanta,
GA. Sponsors: Task Force on Planning
Healthy/Sustainable Communities and the
Institute of Health Promotion Research.
IRC#3from4-5:30pm. Call 822-2258.
Oceanography Seminar
Mesozooplankton Grazing On
Phytoplankton Blooms In Continental Shelf
Waters. Michael Dagg, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium. BioSciences
1465 at 3:30pm. Call Susan Allen at 822-
Botany Seminar
Poplar: On The Virtues Of
AWeedTree. Dr. Reinhard
R. Stettler, Forest Resources Management, U.
of Washington, Seattle.
BioSciences 2000 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
Moffat Lectureship in Organic Chemistry. Recent Developments In The
Total Synthesis Of Natural Products.
Dr. Leo Paquette, Chemistry, Ohio
State U., Columbus, OH. Chemistry
250, South Block at 1pm. Call 822-
Statistics Seminar
Co-sponsor: Commerce and Business Administration. Test On Association Of Random Variables In The
Domain Of Attraction Of Multivariate
Stable Law. Prof. ST. Rachev, U. of
Santa Barbara. Angus 223 at 4pm.
Call 822-4997/2234.
Medical Genetics Seminar
I The Obstetrical Implications Of Confined Placental Mosaicism. Kim
Colwell, MD, Senior Fellow, Med. Genetics.
IRC   #1    from   4:30-
5:30pm.   Refreshments at 4:15pm.
Call 822-5312.
Forestry Seminar
Challenges Of Finding Alternatives To
Prescribed Burning. Marc von der Gonna,
FERIC. MacMiKan 166 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-3553.
Geography Colloquium
AJoumeylntoCanada'sPast LowerCanada
In The First Half Of The Nineteenth Century.
Prof. Serge Courville, Geography, U. Laval.
Geography 201 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at
3:25pm. Call 822-2985/2663
Microbiology Seminar Series
Bacterial Expression Of Genes For Natural Peptide Antibiotics. Kevin Piers, Microbiology. Wesbrook 201 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-6648.
Neuroscience Discussion
Group Seminar
TheModUarCerebelum. Dr. Richard Hawkes,
Anatomy, U. of Calgary. Host Dr. Joanne
Matsubara IRC#6at4:30pm. CaH875~4383.
Applied Mathematics
Wave Propagation In Underwater Acoustics. Dr. Gary Brooke, Defense Research
Establishment Pacific, Victoria, BC. Math
104 at 3:45pm. Call 822-4584.
Wednesday Noon Hour Series
Bryan Townsend, guitar.
School of Music Recital
Hall at 12:30pm. Admission $2 at the door. Call
Sustainable Development
Research Institute
Implications Of Urbanization For Sustainable Development. Chair: Dr. Alan Artibise,
director, Community/Regional Planning.
Woodward IRC #3 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-8198.
Education Abroad Program
A general information session about UBC senate
approved international exchange programs with
Martha Kertesz, student
exchange program coordinator, registrar's office. IRC #6 from
12:30-2pm. Call 822-2844.
Psychiatry Academic Lecture
Why Patients Deliberately Harm Themselves. Prof. Armando R. Favazza, assoc.
chair, Psychiatry, U. of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO. Detwiller Pavilion
2NA/Bfrom8:30-9:30am. Call 822-7325.
Experimental Medicine
Anti Viral Resistance: Clinical Perspectives
And Molecular Mechanisms, Dr. Steve
Sacks, Infectious Diseases Div., Medicine.
University Hospital, UBC Site GF-279 from
4:30-5:30pm. Call 822-7215.
Psychology Colloquium
Investigation Of Facial Displays As Social-
Communicative Behaviours. Dr. Nicole
Chovil, post-doctoral fellow. Kenny 251 Oat
4pm. Social hour follows. Call 822-3005.
Counselling Psychology
Elements Of A Model Of Women's Career
Development. Dr. Wendy Frisby, Physical Education/Recreation. Counselling
Psych., 102, 5780 Toronto Road, from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-5259.
Pharmacology Seminar
Neurotensin: An Endogenous Neuroleptic
In The Nucleus Accumbens. Dr. Charles
D. Blaha, Psychology (Arts)/Psychiatry
(Medicine). IRC #2 from 11:30am-
12:30pm. Call 822-2575.
Physics Colloquium
Solar Neutrino Oscillations. Wick Haxton, U. of
Washington. Hennings
201 at 4pm. Call 822-
Patscan Seminar
Biotech Patenting Made Easy: Canadian
and US perspectives. Chris Robinson and
David McMasters. IRC #3 at 7pm. Call
Obstetrics/Gynecology Grand
Maternal/Fetal Rights Or Wrongs-The
Ethical Dilemma. Dr. Fred Bryans, Dr.
John Tome, Dr. Christo Zouves. University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site D308 at
8am. Call 875-2171.
St. Paul's Fall Clinical Day
Inflammatory Syndrome Of The Scleral
Anterior Segment And Cornea. Peter
Watson, MD, FRCS, prof, and head,
Opthalmology, Addenbrooks Hospital,
Cambridge, England. Comox Building
Auditorium from 8am-3:30pm. Call 875-
4555, loc. 6127.
Chemical Engineering
Some Aspects Of The Washing Of Wood
Pulp Fibre Suspensions. Rick Smith,
postdoctoral fellow, Pulp/Paper Centre.
ChemEngineering 206 at 3:30pm. Call
UBC Bookstore Autograph
Paving Paradise with Michael Kluckner.
Slides presentation followed by an autographing session. UBC Bookstore from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2665.
Museum Of Anthropology
Tales Told By Dogrib Trappers. Trappers
from the Dogrib Dene Nation talk about
their lives on the trapline. Free with museum admission. Gallery Nine at 1:30pm.
Call 822-5087.
Vancouver Institute Saturday
Night Lecture
Law And Public Policy:
Who Decides? Judge
Rosalie Abella, chair, Ontario Law Reform Commission. IRC #2 at 8:15pm.
Call 822-2577/5404.
Museum of Anthropology
Children's Story Hourlnuit Tales And
Sto:Lo Legends with Ethel Gardner,
Sto:lo writer/educator. For children
from age 6. Free with museum admission. MOA Rotunda from
Discussion:Tales Told By Dogrib Trappers. Trappers from the Dogrib Dene
Nation talk about their lives on the trapline.
Free with museum admission. Gallery
Nine at 1:30pm.
Both events, call 822-5087.
MONDAY, NOV. 25   |
Biotechnology Industry Day
Representatives of seven major pharmaceutical firms discuss research collaboration and technology transfer, in the morning as a seminar and in the afternoon, on
a one-to-one basis. Graduate Centre
Banquet Room from 8:30am-12pm. Call
Women's Studies/Gender
Relations Series
Reflections On Feminist Scholarship. Dr.
Dorothy Smith, OISE, U. of Toronto, Family/Nutritional Sciences 320 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-9173.
Paediatrics Academic
Research Rounds
Meta-analysis: Methods Of
Madness. Dr. A. Oxman,
Clinical Epidemiologist,
McMaster U., Hamilton.
BC Children's Hospital
2D22at12pm. Call 875-
Biological Sciences Seminar
Time To Bum: Aboriginal Landscape Burning In B.C. BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
Dynamics Of Sticky Collisions With A
Surface: Splats, Hammers And Sinkholes.
Dr. Sylvia T. Ceyer, Mass. Institute of
Technology, Cambridge. Chem 250 south
block at 1pm. Call 822-3266.
Botany Seminar
Blocking Antibodies In
Gram Negative Infections.
Dr. Jeffrey Weiser,
RockefellerU.,NY. IRC#1
at 3:30pm. Call Dr. Speed
at 875-2438.
Mechanical Engineering
Two topics: Real Time Path Planning/
Optimization Of Turning Operations,
Ramin Ardokani; Development Of A CNG
Intensifier For High Pressures, Christoff
Aichinger. Both, MASc candidates. Civil/
Mechanical Eng. 1202 from 3:30-4:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-6200/4350.
Economics Seminar
Choosing Among Alternative Dispute
Resolution Procedures: Union Preferences In the Canadian Federal Public
Service. Denise Doiron/Craig Riddell.
Buchanan D-225 from 4-5:30pm. Call
Statistics Seminar
Errors In Measurement In Survival Times
And The Effect On The Logrank Statistic.
Dr. Janet Raboud, Canadian HIV Trials
Network, St. Paul's Hospital. Angus 223
at 4pm. Call 822-4997 or messages 822-
Graduate/Faculty Christian
Reflections On Natural Theology: Kepler's
Anguish And Hawking's Query. Professor
Owen Gingerich, Astronomy/History of
Science, Harvard U. and senior astronomer, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. IRC #2 at 4pm. Call 822-3112. UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
Dear Colleague,
This Employment Equity Plan completes UBC's compliance
review under the Federal Contractors Program. The plan was
prepared by Dr. Sharon E. Kahn, Director of Employment Equity,
and was approved by the President's Advisory Committee on
Employment Equity. I am committed to employment equity, and I
believe the implementation of this plan will improve working
conditions for all UBC faculty and staff. Please address any comments about UBC's employment equity program to
Dr. Kahn, c/o President's Office.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank those employees
who have responded to the employment equity census and to encourage any faculty or staff who have not yet completed a census form to
do so. At your request, the Office of Employment Equity
(2-5339) will send you a census form.
Yours sincerely,
David W. Strangway
Objective A:
Review of UBC's employment policies and practices
for their potential discriminatory effect on members
of designated groups; design of policies and practices to support employment opportunities for designated-group members
1. Prepare an analysis of central
administration policies affecting recruitment, selection, promotion, and
terms and conditions of employment,
including training, development,
compensation and termination
Director, Employment Equity
Report published, November 1990
2.   Require each department to review its own employment policies
and procedures to ensure consistency with UBC's objectives
Review of academic departments'
written procedures completed, May
Interviewing guidelines for management and professional staff developed
by Department of Information Systems
Management, September 1990
Recruitment summary form for tenure-track positions required, November
Review of practice in service units
initiated, October 1991
3. Discuss or negotiate any proposed employment policy revisions
with employee associations and unions as appropriate
Vice-president, Academic & Provost
Vice-president, Administration & Finance
Consultations among Director, Em-
October 31, 1991
Ms. Brenda Lester
Federal Contractors Program
Employment and Immigration Canada
Dear Ms. Lester:
As the final step in the University of British Columbia's compliance
review, Sharon E. Kahn, Director of Employment Equity, has prepared
UBC's Employment Equity Plan, which I am pleased to send to you.
UBC's plan is designed to facilitate the achievement of four objectives:
A. Review of UBC's employment policies and practices for their
potential discriminatory effect on members of designated groups; design
of policies and practices to support employment opportunities for designated-group members,
B. Development of special measures and reasonable accommodations to achieve and maintain a UBC workforce representative of
qualified applicant pools,
C. Establishment of a UBC work environment that supports the
successful integration of designated-group members, and
D. Adoption of monitoring and accountability mechanisms to
evaluate and adjust UBC's employment Equity program.
For each of these objectives, the Plan identifies several actions to
be taken and the officer(s) responsible for the action. The deadline for all
44 actions in the Plan is the current academic year, and to this end,
initiatives are well underway. Indeed, the Plan documents that some
actions now have been completed. Other actions will be on-going beyond
one academic year and Dr. Kahn will continue to review, monitor, and
evaluate these activities. Accordingly, she will report to me regularly on
the success of the Plan as well as recommend necessary adjustments to
the Plan.
Please direct any questions about UBC's employment-equity
program to Dr. Kahn.
Yours sincerely,
David W. Strangway
ployment Equity and Associate Vice-
presidents, Human Resources and Academic, on-going
4. Revise written materials on employment to remove sexist terminology and dominant-culture bias and
to examine language relating to employees who become disabled and
applicants with disabilities
Guidelines for non-sexist language
sent to deans, academic and non-academic heads and directors, June 1990
ment on Conditions of Appontorient redrafted
and submitted for approval, July 1991
Faculty curriculum-vitae form revised
to remove unnecessary demographic
information, October 1991
Director, Employment Equity
Suggestions for redrafting collective agreements, Department of
Human Resources documents, and
departments' written procedures included in Employment Systems Review, November 1990
5. Review qualifications for every
position at the time of recruitment to
ensure that they reflect bona fide job
Job Evaluation Project initiated, January 1990 U N I V E R S ITf    OF     B R I T IS H    COLUMBIA
6. Review tests used in selection of applicants to ensure applicants with disabilities can compete fairly
Associate Vice-president, Human Resources, Director, Disability Resource
7. Ensure that all employee
groups have access to written information concerning policies
and procedures related to their
employment, and that disabled
employees have access to
audiotaped information
Benefits Communication Project initiated, January 1989
Management and Professional Handbook rewritten, September 1990;
audiotaped September 1991
Draft of handbook for non-union
technicians initiated, September
Director, Disability Resource Centre
8. Ensure that the length of
leaves for maternity is consistent
across employment groups, and
that the tenure clock is stopped
for one year for faculty who take
maternity leave
Vice-president, Administration & Finance
Survey to assess impact of benefits equalization completed, May
Vice-president, Academic & Provost
Negotiated June 1990
9. Investigate offering benefits
to part-time and short-term employees
Vice-president, Administration & Finance
Staff Pension Plan Project report
submitted to the President, June
Vice-president, Academic & Provost
Benefits offered to some part-time
faculty, February 1991
Objective B: Development
of special measures and
reasonable accommodations to achieve and maintain a UBC workforce representative of qualified applicant pools
1. Hire women to fill at least 35%
of vacant tenure-track faculty positions. Also, ensure that academic
departments and faculties set appropriate individual goals for hiring
women, aboriginal people, members
of visible minorities and persons with
Vice-president, Academic & Provost
Women hired to fill 47% of new tenure-track faculty positions, July 1991
2. Hire the following qualified individuals to non-academic staff positions:
Upper Level Managers — 1 woman
Professionals — 39 women, 2 aboriginal people
Supervisors — 2 persons with disabilities
Foremen/women — 3 women,
3 members of visible minorities,
1 person with disability
Sales Workers — 1 aboriginal person, 3 persons with disabilities
Service Workers - 8 persons with
Skilled Crafts & Trades—3 women,
2 aboriginal people
Semi-skilled Manual Workers —
1 woman, 1 aboriginal person,
2 members of visible minorities,
1 person with disability
Other Manual Workers—5 aboriginal people
From January 1990 to May 1991, 518
women, 5 aboriginal people, 190 visible
minorities, and 5 persons with disabilities
added to Employment Equity Database
Hiring goals achieved:
Professionals —137 women
Supervisors—2 persons with disabilities
Foremen/women — 2 members of
visible minorities
Service Workers — 1 person with disability
Semi-skilled Manual Workers —       2
women, 1 member of visible minority
3. Include a statement of the University's commitment to employment
equity in external advertisements and
internal postings
Approved July 1989; revised November 1990
Concern for under-representation of
women in academic administration
stated in advertisements for deans,
heads and directors, July 1989
4. Ensure front-line personnel
who pre-screen applicants are aware
of and committed to employment-
equity policies
Vice-president, Academic & Provost
Associate Vice-president, Human Resources
Presentations by Director, Employment Equity, to academic and non-academic departments and Human Resources, on-going
5. For recruiting all positions,
establish active measures directed
toward the four designated groups.
In addition, use employment agencies that specialize in employment
services for designated-group members and advertise in publications
targeted towards designated groups
Vice-president, Academic & Provost
Search committees for deans, heads
and directors include women as members and contact women academic administrators for nominations; Assistance with spousal placement for new
deans, heads and directors, July 1989
Recruitment summary form for tenure-track positions required, November
Creation of funds to appoint senior
academic women and minorities, December 1990
Associate Vice-president, Human Resources
Presentation by Association for the
Mentally Handicapped to Human Resources generalists, August 1991
Exhibitor at job fair targeted for aboriginal people and persons with disabilities, September 1991
Task force established to promote
active recruitment, October 1991
Director, Disability Resource Centre
Employment Coordinator appointed,
July 1991
6. Investigate establishing a telephone recording system of job
postings for visually impaired applicants and a telecommunication device for the deaf
Associate Vice-president, Human Resources
Director, Disability Resource Centre
7. Monitor recruitment of applicants from the designated groups by
tracking the number of individuals
from the groups who apply for faculty and staff positions
Vice-president, Academic & Provost
Recruitment summary form for tenure-track positions required, November
Associate Vice-president, Human Resources
8. Ensure that personnel committees are supplemented where there
is a lack of department or faculty
expertise in a newly developing, collaborative, and inter-disciplinary
Associate Vice-president, Academic
9. Investigate steps toward providing faculty and staff with care-
giving responsibilities employment
options such as part-time work, reduced workload, job sharing, day care
and paternity leave
Job sharing between two management and professional staff on ad-hoc
Reduced workload or partial leave
available to tenured faculty
10. Provide information on career
paths at UBC to assist employees in
their career choices. In addition, provide job and career counselling for
employees to assist them in identifying career opportunities and preparing for promotions
Vice-president, Administration & Finance
Staff Development Project initiated,
December 1990; report to deans, October 1991
11. Disseminate information
across campus on training and
development opportunities to inform employees of courses available, and develop training opportunities in gender, cross-cultural
and disability awareness for faculty and staff. In addition, investigate offering courses in English as a second language and
cross-cultural communication for
UBC employees
Vice-presidents UNIVERSITY     OF     BRITISH     COLUMBIA
Women well-represented among individuals supported for management
training courses since 1989
Invitational presentation on managing diversity offered to faculty and staff,
September 1991
Staff Development Project initiated,
December 1990; report to deans, October 1991
Tuition fee benefit program for management and professional staff extended
to graduate-level courses, May 1991
12. Investigate establishing reduced-time appointments for employees who are taking time out to upgrade their education or work skills.
Also, investigate establishing an
employee's self-funded leave plan for
study, upgrading, or retraining for a
career change
13. Investigate instituting a policy
of job exchange to provide opportunities for employees to develop new
skills and acquire work experience
Job exchange between two management and professional staff, July 1991
Objective C: Establishment
of a UBC work environment
that supports the successful integration of designated-group members
1.   Draft policy on employment equity
Director, Employment Equity
Approved by Board of Governors,
July 1989; revised November 1990
2. Disseminate information about
UBC's employment equity program
in newspaper and newsletter articles; include information on UBC's
employment equity program in publicity materials, guides, manuals and
Director, Employment Equity
Initiated January 1989 and continuing
3. Develop and provide employment equity sessions for employees
at all levels; speak about employment equity to campus groups, interest groups and employee associations and unions
Director, Employment Equity
Initiated January 1990 and continu
4. Ensure department heads and
directors understand and communicate to new and continuing employees UBC's Employment Equity Policy
Consultations among vice-presidents,
deans, heads and directors on-going
5. When revising documents on
conditions of employment and collective agreements include reference
to UBC's Employment Equity Policy
in a conspicuous place
Associate Vice-president, Academic
Associate Vice-president, Human Resources
6. Provide faculty and staff involved in personnel decisions with
training in human rights practice and
gender, cultural and disability issues
Vice-president, Academic & Provost
First Nations House of Learning activities on-going
Associate Dean to Promote Women
in Science appointed by Faculties of
Science and Agricultural Sciences, July
Human rights information and
sourcebook on achieving racial and ethnic diversity sent to deans, September
1990; January 1991
President's Advisor on Women and
Gender Relations appointed, September 1991
Vice-president, Administration & Finance
Training sessions on managing diversity initiated, September 1991
Staff Development Project initiated,
December 1990; report to deans, October 1991
Human rights issues included in sessions on labour relations, November
Vice-president, Student & Academic
Opening of Disability Resource Centre, June 1990
Human Rights information sent to
directors, September 1990
Director, Employment Equity
Pilot course offered to Personnel
Services, Information Systems Management, and University Computing Services, September 1990
7. Revise the employment application form to ensure that it does not
discourage qualified persons with
Associate Vice-president, Human
Director, Disability Resource Centre
8. Continue to improve access
for persons with disabilities to UBC
campus and to Department of Human Resources. In addition, ensure
that bulletin boards with job postings
are accessible to persons using
Director, Disability Resource Centre
Director, Campus Planning & Development
President's Committee on the Disabled and Barrier-free Access Committee established, June 1987; Advisory
Committee to the Disability Resource
Centre established, 1991; Access plan
developed and access fund established,
July 1990
9. Promote awareness across
campus of technical aids and potential funding sources for workplace
modifications, equipment and other
supports for employees with disabilities
Director, Disability Resource Centre
10. Review procedures currently in place for dealing with
individual complaints of discrimination
11. Draft policy on discrimination
Vice-president, Academic & Provost
Director, Multicultural Liaison
Statement on Freedom from Harassment and Discrimination passed by Senate, February 1991
12. Promote the President's Advisor on Women and Gender Relations as a support for women at
Vice-president, Academic & Provost
Search procedures initiated February 1991, appointment confirmed September 1991
Continued sponsorship of YWCA
Women of Distinction Awards
Meetings between President and
Academic Women's Association on-going
13. Promote the Multicultural Liaison Office, the First Nations House
of Learning, and UBC Policy on
Sexual Harassment and availability
of advisors
Vice-president, Academic & Provost
Director, Multicultural Liaison
Director, First Nations House
Sexual Harassment Advisors
Activities on-going
14. Continue to improve campus
Actions regarding campus safety including after-hours van service, improved lighting and availability of emergency phones, October 1990
Establishment of President's Advisory Committee on Safety, October 1991
15. Examine feasibility of expanding child-care facilities for UBC employees
Vice-president, Student & Academic
Objective D: Adoption of
monitoring and accountability mechanisms to
evaluate and adjust UBC's
Employment Equity Program
1. Establish a President's Advisory Committee on Employment Equity to advise the President on the
implementation and maintenance of
employment    equity    at    UBC
Associate Vice-president, Academic
Committee established, July 1989;
revised annually
2. Ensure that employment equity practices continue to conform to
British Columbia's human rights leg- UNIVERSITY     OF     BRITISH     COLUMBIA
islation and UBC's Policy on Employment Equity
Associate Vice-president, Academic
Associate Vice-president, Human
Evaluation by Board of Governors,
July 1989, July 1991
3. Ensurecontinuationofresources
adequate to sustain educational and
monitoring work of Employment Equity
Office on an on-going basis
Director, Employment Equity, appointed, January 1989
4. Include in annual department
plans the identification of opportunities
to increase the number of designated-
group members, and investigate establishing budget processes to reward departments and faculties that have consistently demonstrated equitable personnel practices and outcomes
5. Distribute the employment
equity census to newly hired employees and those who are moving into the census pool. In addition, contact employment equity
census non-respondents to encourage their participation and
develop presentations and materials targeted to non-respondent
groups to encourage participation
Director, Employment Equity
Initial census conducted February 1990, data collection on-going
Initial follow-up census conducted
March 1990, data collection on-going
6. Investigate initiating formal
exit interviews to examine reasons
why employees voluntarily choose
to leave UBC
Exit interviews initiated in Department of Human Resources, May
Guidelines for exit interviews distributed to service unit directors, October
7. Prepare reports to President
Strangway on employment equity activities including:
- update on internal workforce
data in comparison with external availability pool data
- data on the recruitment, selection, training, promotion and termination of designated-group members
- results of employment equity
- proposals for adjustments and
refinements to UBC's employment
equity program
Director, Employment Equity
Reports published April 1990, November 1990 and May 1991
Resolution to establish annual reporting passed by Board of Governors, July
Report on recruiting summaries for
tenure-track positions submitted September 1991
Mr. Lionel Anker
Assistant Business Manager, IUOE
Ms. Caroline Bruce
Manager/Supervisory Technician, Pharmacol
ogy & Therapeutics
Mr. Frank Eastham
Associate Vice-President, Human Resources
Mr. Vic Wilson
CUPE 2950
Professor Samuel P. S. Ho Professor Economics
Dr. George Hoberg
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Dr. Sharon E. Kahn
Director, Employment Equity
Professor Verna Kirkness
Director, First Nations House
Mr. Peter Lane
Coordinator, CUPE 2278
Dr. A. J. McClean (Chair)
Associate Vice-President, Academic
Mr. George McLaughlin
President, CUPE 116
Ms. Wendy Merlo
Assistant Treasurer, Financial Services
Dr. Judith H. Myers
Associate Dean for the Promotion of Women
in Science
Dr. Mary Russell
Faculty Association
Professor Lynn Smith
Dean, Law
Ms. Judith C. Thiele
Reference and Collection Librarian, Charles
Crane Memorial Library
Dr. William Webber
Associate Vice-President, Faculty Relations-
Forestry program helps
deliver educational goods
Photo by Abe Hefter
Cindy Pearce directs ihe new provincial forestry network.
A provincial network has been
established to help organizations
develop and deliver forestry education.
"The Forestry Continuing Education Studies Network will provide activities for professional
foresters and biologists, technical forestry staff, loggers, private
forest land owners, Native bands
and the public — anyone interested in knowing more about forest management," said network
director Cindy Pearce.
At the hub of the network is an
office in UBC's Faculty of Forestry. Regional centres are located at Selkirk College in
Castlegar and the University of
Northern British Columbia in
Prince George.
A centre at the University College of the Cariboo in Kamloops
is in the planning stages.
Regional steering committees
will identify local initiatives with
organizations, including professional technical and forest industry associations, provincial ministries, federal agencies and environmental advocacy groups.
UBC and the regional centres
will work with local groups to
organize the recommended activities, such as field trips, workshops
and seminars. The network centres will handle logistical matters, including finding appropriate speakers, advertising and arranging facilities.
The network is the first initiative under the recently announced
B.C. Forestry Continuing Studies
Program, jointly funded by the
B.C. Ministry of Forests and Forestry Canada.
"The Continuing Studies Program will fill a critical gap in the
educational system for professional foresters and other forest
practitioners," said UBC Faculty
of Forestry Dean Clark Binkley.
"Ensuring that practitioners
work with the latest scientific information and technology will help
improve forest management in
British Columbia," Binkley
A workshop designed to help
the program take shape on a
larger scale was held Nov. 6-8
in Vancouver. More than 150
agencies and organizations involved in forestry education
were invited to share their ideas
and develop strategic objectives
for the future.
Speakers included George
Ewonus, director of the College Board for Canada, who
gave the keynote address: Education and Communication in
the 90s. Other speakers included Sandy Peel, chair ofthe
Forest Resources Commission,
and John Broadhead of the Endangered Spaces Project. UBC REPORTS November 14.1991
November 17-
November 30
Medical Genetics Seminar
Function Of The Major
| Surface Glycoprotein Of
Leishmania: Disease
Pathogenesis Or Host Pro-
I tection? Linda Button,
PhD, RA, Medical Genetics. IRC #1 from 4:30-5:30pm. Refreshments at 4:15pm. Call 822-5312.
Museum of Anthropology
Identification Clinic
Identification/conservation advice freely
administered by MOA curators/conservators for objects of any kind. MOA Theatre
Gallery from 7-8:30pm. Call 822-5087.
Surgery Grand Rounds
The Surgical Management Of Chronic
Pancreatitis. Prof. R.C.N. Williamson, director
c<Surgery,Royal Postgraduate Meofcal School,
London, Eng. GF Strong Rehab Centre Auditorium, 26th & Laurel at 7am. Call 875-4136.
Slavonic Studies/Creative
Writing Lecture
Two Years Of Travel In The Soviet Union
(1989-1991). Ryszard Kapuscinski, Polish
journalist and author. Buchanan A-104 at
12:30pm. Call 822-2402.
Microbiology Seminar Series
The Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Transcriptional Activator gal-4. Dr. Ivan Sadowski,
Biochemistry. Wesbrook 201 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-6648.
Forestry Seminar
Shade Tolerance Of Coastal Tree Spe-
! cies. Dr. Karel Klinka, For-
I est Sciences and Reid
Carter, Fletcher Challenge
| Canada, Ltd. MacMillan
j 166 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-3553.
Adult Education Seminar
Patterns Of Power And Resistance In The New
World Order. Dr. Majid Rahnema, former
Minister of Higher Educ., Iran; currently consultant on poverty and development Adult
Educ. Research Centre, #1-5760 Toronto Rd.
from2-4pm. Call 822-5881.
Geography Colloquium
Climate, Climatic Change/Slope Movement InTheCanadian Cordillera. Michael
Bovis, assoc. prof., Geog. Geography
201 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at 3:25pm.
Call 822-2985/2663.
Applied Mathematics
An Introduction To Image Restoration. Dr.
Jean Meloche, Statistics. Math 104 at
3:45pm. Call 822-4584.
Economics Seminar
Regular Flexibility Of Nested CES Functions. Tom Rutherford, U. of Western
Ontario. Buchanan D-225 from 4-5:30pm.
Call 822-5578.
Graduate/Faculty Christian
The Galileo Affair In Contemporary Perspective. Professor Owen Gingerich,
Astronomy/History of Science, Harvard
U. and senior astronomer, Smithsonian
Astrophysical Observatory. IRC #2 at
4pm. Call 822-3112.
Customer Appreciation Day
Health Sciences Bookshop and UBC Bookstore. Receive a 10% discount on most
purchases. Christmas refreshments/
Travel Cuts door prize. Heather and
Twelfth, open from 9:30-5pm; UBC site,
from 8:30am-8:30pm. Call 822-2665.
Policy Centre Seminar
Dr. Veronica Strong-Boag, director, Centre For Women's Studies/Gender Relations and prof., Social/Education Studies,
Education. PonderosaAnnexH-123from
12pm-1pm. Call 822-2593.
Distinguished Medical
Research Lecture
Male Sex Hormones From A To Z. Professor Nicholas Bruchovsky, Medicine;
head, Endocrinology, BC Cancer Control
Agency. University Hospital, UBC Site,
main lecture hall G279 from 12-1 pm. Call
Physics Colloquium
New Results On The
Photodisintegration Of
Light Nuclei. Dennis
Skopik, U. of Sask. Accelerator Laboratory.
Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call
Psychology Colloquium
Character in Psychopathology. Dr. David
Shapiro, New School For Social Research.
Kenny 2510 at 4pm. Social hour follows.
Call 822-3005.
Pharmacology Seminar
Protein Kinase Regulation Of
Sarcoplasmic Reticuium Function.
Monika Wientzek, Pharmaceutical Sciences. IRC #2 from 11:30am-12:30pm.
Call 822-2575.
FRIDAY, NOV. 29    |
Festival of Persian Culture
Lectures, exhibits, traditional dances/
music, marking the 850th anniversary of the 12C Persian poet, Nizami.
Sponsors: Religious Studies/lnst. of
Asian Research/Roudaki Cultural
Foundation/Committee on Lectures.
Opening address: Pres. D.W.
Strangway, 12:30pm. Program continues to 6pm in the Asian Centre
Auditorium. Call 822-6523.
Obstetrics/Gynecology Grand
Reproductive Toxicology: An Emerging Speciality. Dr. John Jarrell,
U. of Calgary. University Hospital-
Shaughnessy Site D308
at 8am.  Call 875-2171.
Economics Seminar
Epistemic Conditions For Nash Equilbrium
Adam Brandenberger, Harvard U.
Buchanan D-225 from 4-5:30pm. Call 822-
Chemical Engineering
Prediction Of Reverse Osmosis Membrane Salt Rejection In Multi-Ionic Solutions From Single-Salt Data. Professor
David Hasson, ChemEngineering, Inst,
of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
ChemEngineering 206 at 3:30pm. Call
Vancouver Institute Saturday
Night Lecture
The Birth Of KAON. Dr.
Erich W. Vogt, director,
Triumf at UBC. IRC #2 at
8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
UBC Speakers Bureau
Would your group like to know more abo^A
topics ranging from The Spanish Inquisition to Women's Health? More than 300,
topics to choose from. Call 822-6167 (24-
hr. ans. machine).
Graduate Student Centre
Live entertainment every Friday in the
Fireside Lounge from 8-11 pm. Call 822-
Carpool Matching
A service for faculty, staff
and students. Call Karen
Pope, Dean's Office, Applied Science at 822-3701
and find your area match.
Call For Former UBC Athletes
Athletics is updating its mailing list of
former athletic team players: originators/
contributors to programs in place today. If
you qualify or are knowledgeable in the
location of any other past player, call 822-
8921 after 4:30pm.
Frederic Wood Theatre
■^^^^^ Romeo And Juliet by
~j£J%     William Shakespeare, di-
UdsRlr   rected by Neil Freeman.
CSr^   Holdover performances:
^2J«™   Wed. Nov. 20 matinee;
Nov. 21 -23 at 8pm. Adults
$10, students/seniors $7.  Reservations
at Theatre Building 207 or call 822-2678.
Fine Arts Gallery
Open Tues.-Fri. from 10am-5pm. Saturdays 12pm-5pm on. Free admission.
Main Library. Call 822-2759.
Annual November Book Sale
Continues in the UBC Bookstore until
Nov. 16. New selection of titles daily.
Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-5pm, Wed. 8:30am-
8:30pm, Sat. 9:30am-5pm. Call 822-2665.
Health Sciences Bookshop
Open Saturday
The Bookshop is open Mon.-Sat from 9:30am-
5pm in the Mecfcal Student/Alumni Centre at
Heather and 12th Ave. Cal 87&S547.
Executive Programmes
Twotothreedaybusinessseminars. Nov. 15-
30 series includes: Cost Benefit Analysis,
$595; Project Management Process, $950;
Friarwal Statement Analysis, $595; Marketing
Management For Non-Maiketing Managers;
$550; Skillfull Negotiator, $795. CaH 822-8400.
Centre for Continuing
Education Programmes
Professional Development Series: November
Workshops for Practising Language Teachers:
Teaching English in Japan, Videotaping in the
Language Class, Stimulating Student Talk,
Pubic Speaking, Debating. Tues. evenings
from7-9pm. Cal 222-5208.
Statistical Consulting/
Research Laboratory
^^■H^n SCARL is operated by the
A^ Department of Statistics to
II djymm provide statistical advice
*2Utm to faculty and graduate stu-
^^^HB dents working on research
problems.  Forms for appointments available in Ponderosa Annex C-210. Call 822-4037.
Stop Smoking Seminar
Eight one-hour sessions of 3 weeks duration, sponsored by Occupational Health/
Safety. Registration fee of $35 is refundable upon completion, and will be paid in
April/92 to coincide with the introduction
ofthe University Clean Air Policy. University Hospital-UBC Site 426/427 Nov. 12 -
26th from 12-1pm. Call 822-2029.
Muscle Soreness Study
Volunteers, ages 20-45 yrs. required for
a study of muscle soreness after exercise. If you primarily walk as a form of
exercise, or are not exercising at
present, call Donna Maclntyre at Rehab
Medicine, 822-7571.
High Blood Pressure Clinic
Volunteers (over 18 years)
needed, treated or not, to
participate in clinical drug
trials. Call Dr. J. Wright or
Mrs. Nancy Ruedy in Medicine at 822-7134.
Seniors Hypertension Study
Volunteers aged 60-80 years with mild to
moderate hypertension, treated or not,
needed to participate in a high blood pressure study. Call Dr. Wright or Nancy
Ruedy in Medicine at 822-7134.
Drug Research Study
Volunteers required for Genital Herpes
Treatment Study. Sponsoring physician:
Dr. Stephen Sacks, Medicine/Infectious
Diseases. Call 822-7565.
Heart/Lung Response Study
At rest and during exercise. Volunteers
age 45-75 years, all fitness levels, required. No maximal testing. Scheduled
at your convenience. Call Fiona Manning, School of Rehab. Medicine, 822-
Lung Disease Study
Subjects with emphysema or fibrosis
needed to investigate means of improving
lung function without drugs. Call Fiona
Manning, School of Rehab Medicine, 822-
Bereavement Study
Participants needed for a study investigating the long-term effects of adolescent
bereavement. Must have lost either parent at least five years ago, and have been
between 13 and 17 years at the time of the
loss. Two one-hour interviews required.
Please call Ann McKintuck in Nursing at
Memory/Aging Study
Participants beween the
ages of 35-45 years or 65
and over needed for study
examining qualitative
changes in memory.
Kenny 1220. Call Paul
Schmidt in Psychology at 822-2140.
Retirement Study
Women concerned about retirement planning needed for an 8-week Retirement
Preparation seminar. Call Sara Cornish in
Counselling Psychology at 931-5052.
Personality Study
Volunteers aged 30 or more needed
to complete a personality questionnaire. Required, 2 visits, about 3
hours total. Participants receive a
free personality assessment and a
$20 stipend. Call Janice in Dr.
Livesley's office. Psychiatry,
Detwiller 2N2, 822-7895.
PMS Research Study
Volunteers needed for a study of an
investigational medication to treat
PMS. Call Doug Keller, Psychiatry,
University Hospital, Shaughnessy
site at 822-7318.
Hair Loss Research
I Women aged 19-49 years
experiencing moderate hair
loss, crown area only, are
needed for study. Must be
able to attend 1-2 times
weekly for 9 months. Honorarium paid. Call Sherry in Dermatology at
Dermatology Acne Study
Volunteers between 14-35 years with
moderate facial acne needed for 4 visits
during a three month period. Honorarium
paid. Call Sherry at 874-8138.
Stress/Blood Pressure Study
Learn how your body responds to stress.
Call Dr. Wolfgang Linden in Psychology at
Surplus Equipment Recycling
All surplus items. Every Wednesday, 12-
3pm. Task Force Bldg., 2352 Health
Sciences Mall. Call 822-2813.
Student Volunteers
Find an interesting and challenging volunteer job with Volunteer Connections,
UBCPIacementServices,Brock307. Call
Narcotics Anonymous
Every Tuesday (including holidays) from
12:30-2pm, University Hospital, UBC Site,
Room M311 (through Lab Medicine from
Main Entrance). Call 873-1018 (24-hour
Help Line).
Fitness Appraisal
Administered by Physical
Education and Recreation
through the John M.
Buchanan Fitness and
Research Centre. Students
$25, others $30. Call 822-
Faculty/Staff Badminton Club
Fridays from 6:30-10pm in Gym A of the
Robert Osborne Centre. Cost is $15 plus
library card. Call Bernard at 822-6809 or
Christmas Gift Fair
Student Union Building main concourse
from9am-5pm, Mon.-Fri. Nov. 18-29. Call
Botanical Garden
Open from 10am-5pm daily. Free admission. Call 822-4208.
Nitobe Garden
Open Mon-Fri from 10am-
3pm; closed week-ends.
Freeadmission. Call822-
Due to the popularity of
the Calendar, the number
of submissions is constantly increasing. Because of space limitations,
it is not always possible to
include very item. In order
to be as fair as possible,
the number of items for
each faculty or department
is limited to four per issue. 6    UBCREPORTS November 14,1991
Independence key ethical
concern for foresters
Michael McDonald holds the
Maurice Young Chair in Applied Ethics. These remarks
are taken from a paper presented at a recent symposium
sponsored by the Students of
Forestry Awareness, the Faculty of Forestry and the UBC
Centre for Applied Ethics.
study of applied ethics in 1988,Ihad
a professional forester from B.C.
tell me that, "foresters need help
from ethicists in rethinking their professional code right from first principles."
Foresters are not unique among
professionals who today are increasingly turning their attention to ethical concerns.
This new interest in ethics has
four main sources: a number of professions have been jolted by major
scandals — significant and publicized departures from basic moral
standards by leading members of
their professions; second, their clients and the general public have
become increasingly assertive
about demanding their rights;
third, new technologies have
confronted professionals with
unprecedented moral problems, and lastly, a social consensus is lacking on basic values.
A good starting point in
rethinking first principles for foresters is to reflect on the major components of professionalism and the ethical challenges they present.
To start, professionals lay claim
to a specialized domain of knowledge that usually requires years of
study followed by arduous examinations. In many cases, the professional knows more than his or her
client or employer which may tempt
the professional to act paternalisti-
A further problem is that in most
professional faculties, including
Forestry, little has been done to explicitly prepare students for the ethical challenges they will face in their
professional careers. Similarly, the
professions have paid insufficient
attention to ongoing ethics education for their members.
Another distinguishing feature of
a profession is that it provides a
valuable good or service, such as
health, in the case of medicine, or
justice, in the case of law.
Forestry is no exception. Recently, the Forests Resources Commission talked about B.C. forests as
essential to "the economic, environmental, and spiritual well-being of
all British Columbians through successive generations."
Finally, a profession also has a
legally enforceable monopoly over
Photo by Media Services
Ethicist Michael McDonald considers the ethical concerns of forestry.
a specific occupation. This represents a serious restriction on the freedom of some to practice that occupation and on the freedom of others to
purchase professional services from
those who do not have a professional
licence. How can this departure from
our usual moral norms be justified?
The answer lies in the fourth feature of professions, this being the moral
Foresters have a professional responsibility to enter a genuine dialogue
with all elements of the public.
contract between a profession and society as a whole.
As members of a society, we very
much want the goods and services professions provide. But because we lack
the professional knowledge, we can
easily be taken in by charlatans and
incompetents. So we give licensing
and monopoly powers to a profession
to provide us with a good that we
regard as vital to our welfare. We expect that professionals will use their
monopoly for the public's interest and
not simply for their own advancement.
Society then takes a calculated risk,
a gamble that it will be better off with
professions than without them. The
profession and each professional therefore has responsibility for acting altruistically — with the welfare of others
as the first goal—and competently, at
or above minimum standards of professional competence.
These obligations of altruism and
competence involve both individual
and collective responsibilities. In a
profession, you should be your brother
and sister professional's keeper. Since
professions exist, in part, to deal with
the failure of individual professionals
to act responsibly, professionals collectively have an important role in
ensuring professional responsibility.
A major area of concern involves
professional independence. More
needs to be said and done by the Asso
ciation of B.C. Professional Foresters in defining the moral limits of
loyalty to clients and employers, especially to advise and assist members who are under pressure to exceed those limits.
But the social contract is a two-
way street. There is an evident lack
of public consensus about the values
we expect foresters to serve. In the
past, the main emphasis was
economic values. But if one
accepts environmental and
spiritual values as well, then
the forester may find that many
of the main methodologies
—.     taught are insensitive to non-
quantifiable values. Responsible professionals must therefore have skills in ethical reasoning.
In current debates about B.C. forests, foresters have a professional
responsibility to enter a genuine dialogue with all elements ofthe public.
They should not try to turn every
policy question into a technical one
and must avoid the temptation of
being just a hired gun for government or private interests. Foresters
are going to have to think about
whose interests need to be taken into
account in making decisions about
forests and to what extent are those
diverse interests ethically significant?
B.C. foresters face a number of
critical ethical challenges today.
Given the pressures upon foresters
— from public, employers, clients
and regulators — it is important to
recognize and deal with these challenges as ethical ones, not just public
relations issues.
Ethics should be an integral part
of the education of foresters. Crucially, I think foresters in this province need to work on acquiring more
professional independence. While
the search for greater independence
may, in the short run, increase conflicts with employers, clients and
even part of the general public, it
will in the long run lead to better
serving the needs of all who have a
stake in the integrity of B.C. forests.
Brain chemical may
hold key to SAD
A brain chemical involved in the
regulation of mood, sleep and appetite
may offer new insight into the causes
of Seasonal Affective Disorder(S AD).
Serotonin, a powerful neurotransmitter, will be the focus of a new study
by UBC psychiatrist Dr. Raymond
Lam, director of the Seasonal Mood
Disorders Clinic.
"We know that there are abnormalities of serotonin production and
metabolism in other types of depression, as well as in eating disorders and
sleep disorders," said Lam. "Our interest is serotonin's function in SAD."
Commonly known as winter depression, SAD is a mood disorder characterized by recurrent winter depressions and summer remissions.
Patients tend to sleep more, become
irritable, are unable to work and crave
carbohydrates, Lam said. He added
that symptoms usually appear in late
fall or early winter and last until spring.
Researchers believe that SAD is
triggered by the body's inability to
resynchronize its biological clock after it has been disrupted by changes in
the season.
Similarly, brain serotonin also exhibits seasonal patterns. It is at its
lowest levels in winter, and at its highest levels in summer.
Lam's research will involve studying the effects on SAD patients of
fluoxetine, an antidepressant drug,
which increases brain serotonin.
"By using fluoxetine to temporarily change serotonin in the brain, we
hope to determine if a serotonin stimulus will ease the symptoms of winter
depression," Lam said.
He explained that although light
therapy is a popular and effective treatment for SAD, up to one-third of patients do not improve with it. Ongoing studies will also look at whether
light therapy affects brain serotonin in
patients with winter depression.
The Seasonal Mood Disorders
Clinic is looking for SAD patients to
participate in these studies. For more
information, call 822-7321.
Phone conversion complete
Consolidation of all UBC telephone numbers within one exchange is
The new exchange, 822, uniquely identifies the university by spelling U-
B-C. Effective Oct. 31, it replaced the old UBC exchanges 222,224 and 228.
Anyone calling an old number will now get a B.C. Tel recording advising the
caller that the number they have reached is not in service. The new exchange
must also be used for sending an incoming fax from off-campus.
All existing users of the UBC telephone system have only the first three
digits changed to 822. The last four digits currently assigned to them remain
the same.
Over 50 UBC offices, which are directly connected to B.C. Tel, are not
affected by the change. These include: the Centre for Continuing Education;
TRIUMF; Telereg; the university detachment ofthe RCMP; Hillel House; the
University Endowment Lands; C.i.T.R.; the Vancouver School of Theology
and pay phones.
For more information, contact Data Networking and Telecommunications
at 822-2555.
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i UBCREPORTS November 14,1991
Grace appointed associate dean of Arts
Sherrill Grace, a professor in the Department of English, has been
appointed associate dean
of the Faculty of Arts.
Professor Grace is an
authority on Canadian
theatre, painting and literature, particularly the
writings of Margaret
Atwood and Malcolm
Currently editing the
two-volume Collected
Letters of Malcolm Lowry, Grace has also published four books, including the acclaimed,
Regression and Apocalypse: Studies in North
American Literary Expressionism (1989).
Grace, recently named to the Royal Society
of Canada, is the fourth associate dean appointed within the faculty.
Political Science Professor Philip Resnick
is the winner of a major book prize from the
Social Science Federation of Canada.
Resnick's The Masks of Proteus: Canadian
Reflections on the State, was recognized as the
best English work written this year under the
Aid to Scholarly Publications Programme.
Resnick is the second recipient of the annual
Harold Adams Innis Book Prize introduced last
year during the federation's 50th anniversary.
The aid program will subsidize 144 publications in 1990-91 with grants totalling $1.1 million.
Resnick is also author of The Land of Cain;
Parliament vs. People; Letters to a Quebecois
Friend; and Toward a Canada-Quebec Union.
Grace Wong has been appointed assistant
dean,  Placement and
Alumni Services, for the
Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration.
Wong started the office of Commerce Placement Services in 1983 to
support the job search efforts of undergraduate and
graduate Commerce students through a variety of
programs. These include
an active on-campus recruitment program and
links to Canadian business and government communities.
Wong's mandate is to continue to build place-
ment and alumni activities by extending the range
and quality of services available to the faculty's
students and alumni.
Associate Professor Patrick Verriour, with
the Department of Language Education, is part
of a four-member team chosen to conduct a
review of research on arts literacy in Canada.
Funded jointly by the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council and the Canada
Council, the review will assess the strengths and
weaknesses of existing research within universities, other post-secondary institutions, government and the private sector.
The $60,000 study will catalogue current
research taking place in the areas of music, visual
arts, dance and drama. Verriour is a drama teacher
in Language Education.
The review is to be completed by next summer.
Christopher Gallagher, assistant professor
in the Department of Theatre and Film, was in
Paris last month to open a Canadian film series
at the Centre Georges Pompidou.
Gallagher's film Undivided Attention was
the first presentation in an eight-part series of
experimental films from across Canada.
The show, Films Experimentaux
Canadiens Recent, La Part Du Visuel, con-
sistedof 25 filmmakers and 30 films screening at eight venues in Paris and travelling to
more than 10 European cities.
Gallagher has been teaching film production at UBC since 1988.
Keith Brimacombe has been elected to
serve as the 1992 vice-president of The
Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
(TMS). The one-year term is automatically
followed by a one-year term as president
and another year as past-president.
The TMS is an international society with
a membership of close to 10,000 which is
devoted to the advancement of professionals in the field of minerals, metals and
Brimacombe is the Stelco/NSERC professor in the Department of Metals and
Materials Engineering and the director of
the Centre for Metallurgical Process Engineering at UBC.
Brimacombe will assume his duties as
vice-president at the TMS annual meeting
in March, 1992.
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Fall congregration almost here
A total of 865 academic degrees
will be conferred on graduating students at UBC's fall Congregation ceremonies Nov. 28.
Ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m. and
2:30 p.m. in the War Memorial Gym.
In addition to academic degrees, three distinguished Canadians, who have made outstanding and significant contributions
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They are:
— Judith Forst, a UBC music
graduate and one of Canada's leading
opera singers. She has performed with
many opera companies and symphonies in North America and abroad,
including the New York Metropolitan
— Antonine Maillet, a major contemporary Canadian playwright, novelist, folklorist and the leading writer
of Acadia, the Francophone Maritimes.
She currently teaches at Laval University.
— Dorothy Smith, a professor in
the Department of Sociology in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Toronto. She is
known nationally and internationally
for her groundbreaking work in feminist epistemology and methodology.
UBC alumnus Robert Wyman,
former member of the Board of Governors, chancellor emeritus and chair
of UBC's A World of Opportunity
fundraising campaign, will be presented with the Chancellor's Medal
during the morning ceremony.
The Chancellor's Medal is awarded
in recognition of extraordinary service and dedication to the university.
During the afternoon ceremony,
the Honorary Alumni Award, awarded
by the UBC Alumni Association, will
be presented to John Chapman. The
award recognizes contributions to the
Alumni Association and UBC by non-
Chapman has been called one of
the builders of B.C.'s post-secondary
education system. He was first appointed to UBC's Faculty of Arts as a
professor of Geography in 1947, served
as head of the department between
1968 and 1974, acting head from 1979
to 1981, and retired in 1988.
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Recycling study uses leaves for composting
UBC researchers are conducting a
recycling study that could help farmland in Delta, while easing landfill
problems for the City of Vancouver.
Soil scientists Art Bomke and
Wayne Temple are using fallen leaves,
raked up by homeowners and collected by the city, to study the feasibility of direct application of raw and
composted leaves on farmers' fields.
"We'll then monitor the farmland
to see what the effect is on the soil and
the subsequent crops," said Bomke.
Normally, leaves collected by the
city are trucked to the city landfill at
Burns Bog. This is not only expensive
for Vancouver taxpayers, but also decreases the life expectancy of the
Bomke and Temple will instead
have the leaves trucked to selected
farms. The leaves will either be applied composted or partially
composted into the soil in the spring,
or freshly collected or partially
composted in the fall.
In recent years, Delta farmers have
moved away from raising livestock
and towards the intensive cultivation
of vegetables that leave little crop residue, such as peas, beans, sweet corn,
and potatoes. Combined with an inadequate supply of manure in Delta, this
has depleted the level of organic matter in the soil, said Bomke.
This in turn has led to problems
with drainage and compacted soil and
excessive tillage requirements to establish seedbeds.
The researchers hope the leaves
will boost levels of organic matter,
improving soil structure, preventing
nitrate leaching and providing a
ground-covering mulch to protect top-
soil from winter rains.
Preliminary analyses of Vancouver leaf compost show it contains no
significant levels of toxins such as
heavy metals, molybdenum or arsenic.
But careful monitoring will continue
to ensure farmer and consumer confidence.
Bomke also sees the project as part
of the battle to preserve farmland near
urban areas.
"It's not a big agricultural area, but
I think it's important for a number of
reasons," he said.
Not only can farms provide nearby
urban areas with food, open space,
recreational land and wildlife habitats,
they can also be used to recycle organic
materials otherwise thrown out as garbage by city dwellers, he said.
"This would fit in with the whole
concept of the bio-regional treatment
of waste, which is an important part of
the notion of sustainable growth.
"A city should be responsible for
disposing of its own waste — not
make it someone else's problem," said
The two-year project is funded by
a $55,000 grant from the City of Vancouver. The city has conducted a pilot
leaf-composting project for the past
two years, and is currently selling the
compost to gardeners, but this is the
first experiment with farmland.
Call for Nominations
In the
Once again the University will be recognizing excellence in teaching
through the awarding of prizes to faculty members. The Faculty of Arts
wil select five (5) winners of the prizes for excellence in teaching
during the 1991-62 academic year.
Faculty are encouraged to bring their suggestions for teaching prize
winners to the attention of the Head of the Department, the Director of
the School or the Chair of the Programme in which the instructor is
Eligibility is open to faculty who have three or more years of teaching
at UBC. The three years include 1991-92.
The awards will recognize distinguished teaching at all levels,
introductory, advanced, graduate courses, graduate supervision, and
any combination of levels.
Nomination Process:
Members of faculty, students, or alumni may suggest candidates to the
Head of Ihe Department, the Director of the School, or the Chair of the
Programme in which the nominee teaches. These suggestions should
be in writing and signed by one or more students, alumni, or faculty,
and they should include a very brief statement of the basis for the
nomination. You may write a letter of nomination or pick up a form
from the office of the Dean of Arts in Buchanan Building, Room B 130.
The deadlne for submission of nominations to Departments, Schools
or Programmes, is 30 January 1992.
Winners will be announced in mid-May, and they will be identified as
wen during Spring Convocation in May.
For further information about these awards contact your department or
call Associate Dean of Arts, Dr. Sherrill Grace at 822-9121.
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A tractor distributes composted leaves on field as part of recycling study aimed at reducing landfill usage.
Gender relations committee sought
UBC's newly appointed Advisor to the President on Women
and Gender Relations is forming
a committee to advise President
David Strangway on the status of
women on campus.
Florence Ledwitz-Rigby said the
committee will be modest in size, but
representative of women faculty, staff
and students.
"The committee will comprise individuals who are committed to creating a positive climate at UBC for all
women," she said. "There will be a
conscious effort to include both represented and underrepresented groups
on campus."
Committee members will be
charged with identifying issues affecting women at UBC, as well as
reviewing the progress made over the
past few years. In addition, they will
respond to concerns brought to their
attention by individuals or campus
Ledwitz-Rigby said that issues
which will receive immediate atten-
tion by the
daycare, the
campus climate and
employment opportunities for
group will
have common interests with offices that already
exist at UBC which are concerned
with women's issues," she explained.
"Our intention is to interact with these
offices and to share information and
Individuals may submit their own
applications, or others may nominate
them for committee membership.
Ledwitz-Rigby said that applicants should identify who they
feel they represent on campus,
what their committment has been
to women's issues and what their
current interests are.  Members
will be asked to serve for a one-
year term.
Deadline for submissions is Nov.
29. The committee will convene in the
new year. For more information, call
30 November 1991
In accordance with university requirements for directorship positions involving stipends, a formal committee to conduct a search for a coordinator for the Arts I
Programme for the two-year period 1992-94 has been
set up as follows:
Sherrill Grace, Chair
Paul Burns (Religious Studies)
Julie Cruikshank (Anthropology)
George Egerton (History)
Anthony Podlecki (Classics)
Margerie Sinel (Arts I)
Associate and Full Professors are eligible. Normally
an individual would have experience in the programme
and would plan to teach in it over this period, but the
committee will consider other applicants.
To allow more time for nominations and applications,
the original deadline of 1 November has been extended. Nominations and applications should now be
sent to the Dean of Arts by 30 November. Applicants
should include their cv, and a covering letter stating
why they are interested in the position. Nominators
should ensure that nominees agree to stand.
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