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Arbitration award
Faculty wins 4.9% salary increase
By GAVIN WILSON
Members of the Faculty Association
have won a general pay increase of 4.9
per cent as well as additional salary and
benefit increases in an arbitratiion award
handed down on April 17.
The award, binding on both parties,
calls for phased in pay increases beginning July 1,1988, as proposed by the
university in negotiations. The agreement
covers the 1988-89 term and expires
June 30.
The arbitration board also called for the
creation of a salary equity adjustment
fund of $1,125,000. This fund will be distributed to full and associate professors under
a formula proposed by the Faculty Association.
An additional $28,000 was added to the
university's proposed gender inequity fund,
bringing it to a total of $125,000.
The additional expenditures, which go
beyond what was budgeted for in the fiscal
year, may mean further cuts in university
spending, said Albert McClean, Associate
Vice-President, Academic.
The total award package represents for
the university an increase of nine per cent
in faculty salaries and benefits. But only an
additional eight per cent was budgeted to
cover the anticipated increase.
"Basically, we are pleased that the award
substantially upheld the university's position," McClean said. "But we are disappointed that they added the extra amounts.
The university's position was that the amount
we offered represented the very limits of our
ability to pay."
John Cragg, head ofthe Faculty Association's bargaining committee, also expressed disappointment with the award.
"The association is glad that the arbitra
tion panel recognized the case for a
special equity salary provisions, but we're
disappointed in the amount. We're way
behind our counterparts at other institutions," he said.
Cragg said the arbitration panel of
Stephen Kelleher, Hugh Ladner and Leon
Getz was too strongly swayed by consideration of the university's ability to pay, a
condition placed on them under the terms
of arbitration set out in the Framework
Agreement.
The Framework Agreement states that
See IMPLICATIONS on Page 2
Robert Will resigns
as Dean of Arts
effective June 30
By PAULA MARTIN
Dean Robert Will of the Faculty of
Arts will step down from his post on June
30,1989.
Associate deans John Stager, Anne
Piternick and Jonathan Wisenthal have
also tendered their resignations, clearing
the way for a new dean to appoint his or
her own staff.
Will, who was appointed dean in 1975
and reappointed to a six-year term in
1985, will return to full-time teaching in
the Department of Economics, following
a year-long leave of absence.
"I respect Dean Will's decision to
resign before his term is up," said President David Strangway. "I share his
commitment to excellence for UBC and
will continue to support the goals he
worked towards.
"In his demanding administrative post,
Dean Will has advanced the quality and
defended the integrity of UBC's arts
program, one that is crucial to the life of
any university," Strangway added.
The search for a successor to Dean
Will has already begun, said Daniel Birch,
Vice-President, Academic and Provost.
"We'll be establishing a President's
Advisory Committee for the selection of
a new dean, which I will chair," he said.
The advisory committee will be made
up of four faculty members elected from
the Faculty of Arts, two students elected
from the faculty and four people named
Robert Will
by President Strangway.
The Registrar's Office will supervise
the election of committee members.
The committee will engage in a search
and recommend one or more candidates
for the position, Birch added.
In the meantime, Birch is seeking
advice from Arts heads and directors on a
candidate to take over as acting dean on
Julyl.
An economist, Will joined the UBC
faculty in 1957. He became a professor in
the Economics department in 1969 and
was also appointed assistant dean that
year.
Prior to becoming dean in 1975, he
was acting dean for a year.
Senate adopts guidelines
for college degrees
By GAVIN WILSON
Senate has adopted guidelines to ensure high academic standards for UBC
degree-completion programs offered at
Interior colleges.
Under the Access for All program
announced in March by the provincial
government, UBC will offerthird- and
fourth-year programs leading to undergraduate degrees at Okanagan and Cariboo colleges. The programs will begin as
early as this September.
The set of guiding principles approved
at the April Senate meeting outlines the
academic steps the joint ventures will
require.
Richard Tees, chairman ofthe committee that presented the guidelines, said
while guiding principles are essential in
such agreements, it is too early to provide
details of how they will work in practice.
' 'We have to have some experience
with this type of program first before we
see how these guidelines will be put into
effect," he said.
Arts Dean Robert Will said the guidelines could be seen as safety valves that
may be eased as confidence is built between faculties at UBC and the colleges.
' 'The integrity of our degrees is foremost in our minds," he said.
See FACULTY on Page 2
The University or British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
Volume 35, Number 9    Mav 4, 1989
'Suitable support network*
$300,000 set for bursaries
By PAULA MARTIN
UBC President David Strangway has
earmarked $300,000 for an emergency
student bursary program which will begin in September.
The allocation from the university's
operating budget will provide emergency
bursaries for students who are most seriously affected by a 10 per cent tuition fee
increase, which takes effect this Fall.
"There may weD be some students for
whom an increased tuition fee is a problem," Strangway said.  "We want to
ensure that there is a suitable support
network in place."
The criteria for awarding the emergency bursaries will be finalized over the
summer months by the Awards and Financial Aid Office.
The $300,000 allocation will deal with
emergency student aid on a short term
basis, while a student bursary endowment fund now being set up will ensure
there is help over the long term, Strangway said.
The principal of the endowment fund
will come from parking fine revenues
collected on campus - an idea proposed
by student representatives earlier this year
during a meeting with Strangway and
other senior administrators.
About $100,000, or two-thirds ofthe
fines collected annually, will go into the
fund, which will build to $l-million after
10 years.
The income generated on the principal ofthe fund each year will be used for
emergency student bursaries. The criteria for these awards will also be worked
out over the summer months.
As 6,000 litres of water rush down a 70-foot flume in the engineering lab, simulating the eroding effects of ocean waves,
Civil Engineering Professor Michael Quick measures how the water currents move the sediment. The information gathered
by Quick's experiments is valuable to marine consultants and others who are trying to protect coastline areas for
recreational and marine use. >/i
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UBCREPORTS   May 4,1989       2
(/5C researchers training
Canadian astronauts
By GREG DICKSON
Canadian astronauts Roberta Bondar
and Ken Money will spend four days at
University Hospital next week training
with UBC researchers.
The astronauts will learn to perform
two experiments, one that involves a technique designed to separate living cells in
space, and another to determine why back
pain is a problem in weightless conditions.
UBC Pathologist Dr. Don Brooks has
been working with NASA for 10 years
developing die cell separation experiments,
which involve mixing liquids such as oil
and water.
' 'There is no weight difference in space.
We're looking at how the liquids mix and
unmix in the absence of gravity. If we can
separate liquids, we should be able to
separate cells," he said.
Dr. Brooks'
experiment could
lead to advances
in the treatment of
cancer, diabetes
and a variety of
other diseases, as
well as new biotechnical industries in space and
on Earth.
The astronauts
will also train with Dr. Peter Wing's back
pain research team at University Hospi-
tal-Shaughnessy Site.
Dr. Wing, Head of Orthopaedics, will
orient the astronauts in experiments designed to determine why back pain is a
common problem in space.
"It's the second most common problem in space after motion sickness,'' said
Bondar
UBC investigator
Lark Susak.
Astronauts'
spines increase in
height 4.5 to 6.5
centimetres under
weightless conditions. For this
experiment, their
backs will be
photographed
from    different
angles to record changes in height and
curving.
The astronauts will also fill out diagrams called pain drawings to describe
how they feel, where the pain is centred,
and what conditions make it worse or
better.
Both experiments are scheduled for a
space shuttle mission in February, 1991.
Money
Hardier seedlings needed
New forest group set up
By JO MOSS
A new UBC research group wants to
boost B.C.'s reforestation efforts by finding out how to better equip tree seedlings
for life outside the greenhouse.
On certain sites, as many as 80 per cent
of transplanted nursery seedlings initially
don't grow as well as expected. And the
reasons why often aren't apparent to foresters or scientists.
Inadequate growth costs the industry
millions of dollars annually and weakens
the future potential of the forests.
The Western Forest Regeneration
Research Group (WESTFORR) was set
up at UBC in April to address some of
these forest renewal concerns.
Members of the unique group are:
Forestry Professor Hamish Kimmins;
former Botany research associate Edith
Camm; and three new faculty members
Phil Burton, Chris Chanway and Robert
Guy. WESTFORR research is supported
by the provincial government's Centres
of Excellence program.
WESTFORR researchers will undertake basic research in seedling physiol-
Kimmins
ogy and ecology
with an eye to producing a better
seedling.
"We want to
find out exactly
what the seedling
is experiencing,"
Kimmins explained. "There
are certain differences between our
nursery stock and what nature does."
Researchers don't know why nature
sometimes does it better.
And while foresters view competing
vegetation as the major impediment to
reforestation. A stronger seedling, rather
than weed control, may be an answer to
the problem, Kimmins said.
' 'There's been a tendency to focus on
die bad guys, die weeds. If we could plant
really big, strong seedlings and give them
a kick in the pants to get them going, make
them big, tough guys, they can look after
themselves out on the streets,'' Kimmins
said.
Beatty promises action
on Beiser proposals
By GREG DICKSON
National Health and Welfare Minister
Perrin Beatty has promised to follow up
on recommendations in a task force report on immigrant mental health by Dr.
Morton Beiser, a UBC Psychiatry professor.
Beatty said the report made it clear
that Canada must do more for immigrants
and refugees who are die victims of torture.
"It is clear from the task force report
that we do not know enough about the
psychological devastation caused by torture or how to help refugees who have
had these terrifying experiences," said
Beatty.
He said he would ask the Canadian
Centre for Victims of Torture to propose
specific research on how torture affects
Ihe mental health of refugees. He will also
ask the centre to suggest effective treatment strategies.
The Beiser report found that die number
of torture victims in Canada and the extent of the problem has probably been
understimated. It asked the minister to
fund further research into die psychological consequences of torture.
The Beiser task force also asked the
government to set up special centres to
train social and health service professionals in the treatment of immigrants, refugees and ethnic minorities in general.
Beatty expressed concern about the
cost ofthe centres, but said a feasibility
study would be done.
' 'Establishing centres of excellence
can be very expensive. Still, I think the
idea has merit and I would like to see it
explored," he said.
The minister also promised to set up a
special working group on multicultural
health to advise federal and provincial
ministries of health on issues brought up
in the Beiser report, such as treatment and
prevention of emotional distress in immigrants.
One answer to a better seedling may
be biological fertilizers. WESTFORR
researchers will investigate natural microbes which can manipulate seedling
growth-encourage them to grow bigger
roots, for example.
It's thought that how seedlings are
grown, handled and stored in the nursery
may adversly affect their survival rate on
site. WESTFORR researchers will investigate whether cramped conditions in
greenhouses stunt root and stem growth,
putting the seedling at a disadvantage
when competing vegetation for nutrients
once outdoors.
Even planting in cold soils may retard
seedling growth and development, Kimmins said.
WESTFORR researchers believe
seedlings may go into a state of shock
after planting.
"It has been sitting in a nursery where
it's watered and fertilized. Suddenly it's
on a sub-alpine site half way up a mountain," Kimmins said.
Nursery seedlings are just one aspect
of forest renewal the WESTFORR group
will study. Vegetation management and
natural regeneration are others.
With recent legislation putting the costs
of reforestation directly on industry, forest companies are taking a second look at
low-cost, natural regeneration. But little
is known about how natural regeneration
occurs. And up to now, forest management practices haven't taken it into account.
"In the past, we've just walked away
and said nature will do it," Kimmins said.
"We're going to have to move towards
harvesting systems that facilitate natural
regeneration in the future."
WESTFORR research will also look
at how the next generation of trees will
fare if the earth's temperature warms up
as predicted.
Scientists are predicting global temperatures will rise between 1.5 and 4.5
degrees Centigrade, perhaps in the next
40 years. From the point of view of a life
span of a tree, Kimmins says, that increase is far too rapid
Kimmins says any solutions
WESTFORR researchers come up with
will have to take global warming into
account.
"It's a broader framework within which
the group intends to look at specific problems," he said.
Comment
Reflections on
retirement rules
By ALLAN EVANS
We can expect a ruling soon from
the Supreme Court of Canada on whether
or not mandatory retirement at age 65
violates die Canadian Charter of Rights.
Section 15(1) ofthe charter guarantees
every individual equality "before and
under the law" and rhe right to "equal
protection and equal benefit of the law
without discrimination". The question the court must answer is whether
mandatory retirement at a certain age
diminishes a person's protection and
benefit of the law.
The wording ofthe charter leaves
room for some doubt, but prevailing
opinion seems to be mat the court will
throw out mandatory retirement, and
that it would be a good thing if it did.
But there are a few points to give us
pause.
First, the law must apply equally to
all age groups. If mandatory retirement is discrimination for die over 65s,
laws preventing the young under 16
from driving, or those under 19 or 21
from entering pubs for a drink are no
less discriminatory. Adolescents are
capable of driving before they are 16,
and of drinking under 19, and it will not
do to argue that it is socially beneficial
to prevent them.
Second, ruling against mandatory
retirement will have the practical effect
of giving the over 65s a right to their
jobs as long as they want them, or until
they can be persuaded to leave with a
golden handshake. Any firm that dismissed an employee over 65 would lay
itself open to prosecution, and the only
legal defence open to it - that the
employee had grown incompetent with
the passing years - would be difficult
to prove. Better not to try.
Yet an employee in his 30s or 40s
would have no such protection against
dismissal or lay off. It is not likely that
a man in his 30s who lost his job could
prove he had suffered discrimination
by reason of age. Yet he would be a
victim of discrimination nonetheless,
if those over 65 had a practical guarantee against dismissal and he did not.
Of course, we hear the argument
that only a tiny percentage of die work
force would want to work after 65. But
this introduces another subtle discrimination. It is the employees whose jobs
require no great physical exertion who
can take advantage of die right to work
past 65. Civil servants, white-collar
workers, professors with tenure. Not
professional athletes or truck drivers.
Let me be clear. There is nothing
magic about a retirement age of 65. It
could be 68 or 70. But giving the
elderly the constitutional right to work
until certifiable senility overtakes diem
gives them protection the rest of the
work force lacks.
Justice and the human rights that go
along with it depend on the continuation of a just society, which in turn
demands equal rights for all members
of the work force. Giving the over 65s
a constitutional right to a job and a
degree of protection against age discrimination that is denied to other age
groups, would diminish the just society. And along with that, our respect
for human rights in general would grow
a little less.
ALLAN EVANS is head ofthe department of Classics at UBC. This
article first appeared in the Financial
Post on March 31.
Implications considered
Continued from Page 1
arbitrators must strike a "reasonable ratio" between faculty salaries and all other
university expenditures. The board interpreted this to be 42.1 per cent of total
expenditures,the figure resulting from
the last freely negotiated collective agreement in 1987-88.
"We will have to look at the award
more fully to see what the longer term
implications of that might be," McClean
said.
No change was made to standard
funding for career progress, inequity,
anomaly and merit awards, which, taken
together, total a further three per cent.
Earlier in negotiations, both parties agreed
to amend the pension plan to take into
account changes in the Canada Pension
Plan contributions.
The award also increased the annual
minimum salary for librarians to $26,030
from $23,137. Sessional lecturers had
their monthly salary increased to $2,236
from $2,132.
Meanwhile, the first round of negotiations for the 1989-90 contract began the
first week of April and ended April 24.
Faculty to offer courses
Continued from Page 1
The guidelines suggest that UBC determine student admission, promotion and
graduation requirements, set examination and grading policy and award degrees. Diplomas may indicate where studies
were completed.
The university will also set qualifications for instructors of upper level and
professional courses, although appointments to college faculty will be made
under the terms of the local collective
agreement. UBC faculty will also offer
courses, where necessary.
Senate agreed that funding for joint
programs should be separate from the
general operating budgets of UBC and
the colleges.
"There should be no direct or indirect
cost assumed by UBC for participating in
a new joint venture,'' the guidelines state,
a principle the Ministry of Education has
agreed to, said Daniel Birch, Vice-President, Academic.
The guidelines also said that special
commitments should also be made to
fund the development of additional library and laboratory resources at the
colleges.
The goal, the guidelines said, should
be to establish independent, degree-granting institutions in Kamloops and Kelowna
within a decade. UBCREPORTS
May 4,
1989
People
4 named to Royal Society
Clarke
The Royal Society of
Canada, die country's most
distinguished learned
society, has elected four
UBC professors as fellows.
They are:
Geophysics Professor
Garry Clarke: Clarke
was cited for his understanding of thermo-me-
chanics. He has become
an international authority
on thermal regimes of glaciers and the effect of
temperature on glacier flow.
Chemistry Professor
Edward Piers: Piers has
made notable contributions to the field of synthetic organ chemistry,
both with respect to the
synthesis of naturally occurring compounds and
the development of new
synthetic methods.
Psychology Professor
'^ers Jack Rachman: The so
ciety lauded Rachman, a leading investigator in
the areas of clinical psychology and behavioral
medicine, for significant contributions to the assessment ofthe effects of psychotherapy.
Political Science Professor Mark Zacher:
The society cited Zacher, director of the Institute
of International Relations, for
his international reputation
for studies on Canadian
oceans policy and pathbreak-
ing work on international
management and collaboration.
Founded in 1882, the
Royal Society of Canada has
more than 1,000 members
from the humanities, social
sciences and the sciences.
Zacher
Lois Bewley, a professor
in the School of Library,
Archival and Information
Studies, has been awarded
the 1989 Outstanding Service to Librarianship Award
by the Canadian Library
Association.
Bewley, who is on leave
from the school, teaches in
the areas of public libraries
and library building and architecture.
She is widely recognized as Canada's leading
expert on public library legislation.
Bewley is a former president of the Canadian
Library Association and is participating in an eight-
year research project on the role, organization and
future of public libraries in Canada.
Bruce Woolley has been named president and
chief executive officer ofthe B.C. Development
Corp. Woolley, agraduate of UBC'sLaw faculty,
has been a visiting assistant professor in the Law
faculty since 1986. A lawyer with Clark Wilson from
1978 to 1985, Woolley was in-house counsel for
Cominco Ltd. and Expo 86 and has been corporate
counsel and secretary to the B .C. Enterprise Corp.
since last fall.
The second annual Michael Ovenden Memorial
Lecture was delivered at the Vancouver Planetarium
April 24 by James Oberg, a noted author, NASA
spaceflight engineer and one ofthe United States'
foremost experts on the Soviet space program. The
lecture series was ■initiated by the B.C. Space Science
Society in 1988 in honor of Ovenden, a UBC professor emeritus who died two years ago. When Ovenden
joined the university' s department of Geophysics
and Astronomy in 1966, he was B.C.'s first astronomer.
Vancouver businessman Ronald Longstaffe was
elected Senior Vice-President ofthe UBC Alumni
Longstaffe
Association in
board of management elections
held in April.
Longstaffe
will serve in that
position for one
year then automatically become
association President for the 1990-
91 term.
A well-known supporter of the arts in
Vancouver, Longstaffe has also been an
active volunteer with St Paul's Hospital,
the Vancouver Economic Advisory Committee and the Canadian Club of Vancouver. He is currently chairman of die alumni
committee of the UBC 75th Anniversary
celebrations.
Also elected were three Members at
Large: Janet Cakter, executive assistant
to the Regional Manager, Greater Vancouver Regional District; Martin Cocking, Liaison Officer with the UBC School
and College Liaison Office; and Curt
Latham, a family physician.
Ann McAfee, last year's Senior Vice-
President, begins her one-year term as
President at the Alumni Association's
annual general meeting, to be held May
18 in Cecil Green Park mansion at 7 p.m.
Equity policy goal
is to ensure fair
treatment for ail
„_  By PAULA MARTIN
A draft policy on employment equity
and terms of reference for an advisory
committee to oversee it have been drawn
up for campus-wide comment.
The goal ofthe policy is to ensure that
•• all UBC faculty and staff are treated fairly
in the workplace, said Sharon Kaha UBC's
director of Employment Equity.
The primary consideration for recruitment of faculty and staff, the policy states,
is individual achievement and merit
Library needs
computers,
. Mclnnes says
The library on-line catalogue needs
10 times as many computer terminals as
it currently provides, University Librarian Douglas Mclnnes told Senate at the
April meeting.
Remote on-line access has recently
been made available to all library card
holders but only a limited number of
terminals are in place in library buildings,
Mclnnes said as he made an annual report
to the university's academic governors.
Responding to a question from a student senator, Mclnnes said financial
constraints have limited purchases of new
equipment.
UBC, it adds, will ensure that equal
opportunity is given to all those seeking
employment, with emphasis on four target groups identified by the federal government — women, visible minorities,
native Indians and disabled people.
"It seems to me to be social justice -
that groups of people who have been
denied opportunity should be granted the
opportunity to compete, gain employment and be productive," said Kahn.
"Offering fair and full opportunity on
campus will make this not only a better
working environment, but also a better
educational environment.''
Kahn said the first step is to identify
what UBC's workforce looks like through
a census or survey.
"We have to find out who we are,
what we look like and, more importantly,
what we look like compared with die pool
of qualified applicants.''
A key component ofthe policy states
UBC will identify and eliminate discriminatory barriers that interfere with employment opportunities in all jobs and
levels throughout the university.
''We don't know whether we have
discriminatory barriers in hiring, training
and promotion, because we haven't got
the hard data to say who makes up our
workforce and we haven't done any kind
of a review of our policy and practices,''
Kahn said.
Another objective is to increase the
Sharon Kahn
range of applicants for faculty and staff
positions to reflect the diversity ofthe
pool of potential candidates.
The final goal is to build a workforce
that is representative of the pool of potential candidates, including die four target
groups identified by Ottawa.
Terms of reference for the President's
Advisory Committee on Employment
Equity have also been drafted.
The committee will advise the president on matters relating to the employ -
* ment equity policy. It will also advise on
the preparation of a workforce profile of
UBC faculty and staff, die analysis of that
profile and the review of existing employment policies.
The committee will recommend steps
to identify and eliminate any discriminatory barriers dial block the participation
in employment opportunities to the four
target groups.
If you would like to review the draft
policy on employment equity, or would
like to be recommended as a member-at-
large on the advisory committee, please
contact Sharon Kahn, director of Employment Equity, President's Office, 228-
5454.
Shopping an addiction
similar to alcohol,
researcher concludes
By GAVIN WILSON
Some people are literally addicted to
shopping, says a researcher in the faculty
of Education.
Lisa Barnes, who recently completed
a master's degree in counselling psychology, said that overspending can be a
compulsive behavior similar to eating
disorders or even alcohol and drug addiction.
Eighteen months of research convinced her that consumer debt is a society-wide problem and, for some, an
emotional addiction that can be painful
to beat.
Addicted shoppers wield credit cards
"like magic wands," said Barnes. If they
feel lonely or depressed, they buy something to make them feel better, regardless
of need or expense.
But later, when these shopping addicts get home and face the bills, they feel
guilt and remorse and the cycle begins
anew.
' 'There are people who can't tell you
their bank balance and they don't know
what interest rate they're paying on their
debts," said Barnes. "They don't want
to know — it's part of their denial."
Shopping addicts will not be cured by
the financial advice they often receive,
she warns. They need psychological
counselling that gets to the root of the
problem.
Unlike other addictions, shopping is
sanctioned by our society. In fact, our
consumer-driven economy encourages
ever-increasing consumption and rewards
extravagant purchases with social status,
said Barnes.
In the 1950s, to be in debt was almost
a sin. But today, even bankruptcy does
not carry the shame it once did.
Barnes said the turning point was the
credit explosion ofthe 1970s. The statistics tell the story: Canadians hold 14-
million credit cards and owe $7-billion in
outstanding debt; 70 per cent of Christmas purchases are made with plastic;
only one of every three credit card bills is
paid in full.
As a result, Canadians have been transformed from penny-pinching savers into
reckless spenders, said Barnes. The rate
of savings has never been lower in Canada.
The provincial government's debtors
assistance counselling service, which is
struggling with a record caseload of 31,000
clients, is not equipped to handle the
demand for their services, she said.
Thai Princess
to lecture
A Royal Princess from Thailand visits
UBC May 9, the first stop in a month-long
tour of Canada.
Princess Chulabhorn, who holds a
PhD in organic chemistry, will give an
informal academic lecture and attend a
private luncheon during her brief visit to
campus.
She will speak on research into the
medicinal uses of plants in Thailand. Her
lecture, to be held in IRC 6 at 10:30 am,
is open to the public. UBC REPORTS    May 4.1989       4
SUNDAY, MAY 7     j
Holy Communion
Lutheran Campus Ministry. Lutheran Campus Centre,
5885 University Boulevard. 730 p.m.
MONDAY, MAY 8    j
8 BaUroom Dance Lessons
1st Lesson. Instructors: Joris & Penny Bedaux. Beginners® 7:30: the cha-cha and jive; Intermediates©
8:30: the samba and the rhumba. Fee: Non-students
$35; Students $25; Drop in fee $5. For information call
228-3203. Ballroom, Graduate Student Centre
Cancer Seminar
Prospects for Proton Radiotherapy at Triumf. Dr. R.
Kometsen, Radiation Physics, Cancer Control Agency
of B.C. For information cal 877-6010. Lecture Theatre,
B.C. Cancer Res. Centre, 601 W. 10th Avenue. Noon-
1 pm.
TUESDAY, MAY 9    |
Friends of the Botanical Garden
Special Lecture
Perennials Plus - The art of incorporating herbaceous
perennials Wo a variety of landscapes. Pamela Harper,
One of North America's eminent horbculturalists, noted
lecturer, writer, photographer. Tickets $5. Forinforma-
tJoncaH228-3928. Lecture Hall#6, IRC Bldg. 8p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10J
Video Teleconference
Using Technology in the Modem Language Classroom
presented by Caitomta State U. (Chico) and the Computer Assisted Language Learning and Instruction
Consortium (CALICO). Interact '89 win offer innovative
appfcatbns and strategies in the use of video and audo
ted retogies for teaching modem languages. Fbrinfor-
mation cal Carole Trepanier at 228-5058. Lecture Hal
#4, IRC Bldg. 4-530 p.m.
THURSDAY, MAY 11  |
Social Work Evening Lecture
Treating Families in the Work Place. Miriam Webber,
MSW, Regional Employee Counsellor, Public Service
Health, Health and Welfare Canada. Fee $10. Prereg-
istaton necessary. For rtormalon cal 228-2576. Lecture
Hal A, School of Social Work. 7-10 p.m.
FRIDAY, MAY 12     \
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Weekly
Grand Rounds
Placenta Accrete, Discussion and Two Cases and Review. Dr. Stephen Hudson. D308, Shaughnessy Hospital. 8a.m.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Current Advances in Treatmentof Spastic Diplegia. Dr.
P. Steinbok, UBC. For information call 875-2117.
Audtorium, Q.F. Strong Rehab. Centre. 9 am
|     SUNDAY, MAY 14    |
Holy Communion
Lutheran Campus Ministry. Lutheran Campus Centre,
5885 University Boulevard 730 p.m.
MONDAY, MAY 15   \
8 BaUtoom Dance Lessons
2nd Lesson. Instructors: Joris & Penny Bedaux. Beginners @ 7:30: the cha-cha and Jive; Intermediates®
830:thesambaandtherhumba. Fee: Non-students
$35; Students $25. Drop in fee $5. For information cal
228-3203. Balroom, Graduate Student Centre
Cancer Seminar
Non Standard Fractionation in Radiotherapy. Dr. Jack
Fowler, Professor of Human Oncology, U. of Wisconsin.
For information call 877-6010. Lecture Theatre, B.C.
Cancer Res. Centre, 601 W. 10th Avenue. Noon-1 p.m.
TUESDAY, MAY 16   |
Chemical Engineering Seminar
FUdfzed Bed Combustion of Difficult Fuels. Dr.Erzbieta
Bulewicz, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry and Technology, Technical U. of Cracow, Poland. For information
cal 228-3121. Room 206, Chemical Engineering BWg.
330 p.m.
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May 7-May 20
Former federal cabinet minister Pat Carney and VBC Chancellor Leslie Peterson congratulate Canada Scholar winner
Elaine McKevitt, a first -year Science student (See story on this page.)
CALENDAR DEADLINES
For events in the period May 21 to June 3, notices must be submitted on proper Calendar forms no later than 4 p.m. on
Wednesday, May 10 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Room 207, Old Administration Building. For
more information call 228-3131.
The Calendar deadline for the Congregation Issue of Wednesday, May 31 is 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 23. The period covered
will be June 4 to June 17.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 j
Psychiatry Academic Lecture
Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia - Presentation and
Treatment with Novel Antipsychotics. G. W. (B*) MacEwan, MD, FRCP(C), Director of Refractory Psychosis
Program, Clinical Research Division, Riverview Hospital. For information call 875-2025. Room D308, Acute
Care Building, Shaughnessy Hospital. 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Biotechnology Laboratory Seminar
Analysis of Activation of Transcription by the Human
Estrogen Receptor in Mammalian Cells and in Yeast.
John White, Dr., Institut de Chimie Btotagique - L.G.M.E.,
Strasbourg, France. For information call 228-4838.
Lecture Hall #4, IRC BkJg. 4p.m.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Weekly Grand Rounds
Ultrasound Diagnosis of Intrauterine Growth Retardation. Dr. Darryl Vine. For information call 875-2171.
D308, Shaughnessy Hospital. 8 a.m.
THURSDAY, MAY 18 j
Alumni Association Annual
General Meeting
Al UBC Alumni can come see the new, refurbished Ced
Green Park, and meet the new Board of Management.
No Host Bar. RSVP Linda Sanford at 228-3313 for
Details. Cedl Green Park, 6251 Cecil Green Park. 7-9
p.m.
FRIDAY, MAY 19     |
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Immunization Practice. Dr. P.A. Brunell, Professor of
Pediatrics, Cedars Sinai MerJcal Centre, LA For information cal 875-2117. Auditorium, G.F. Strong Rehab.
Centre. 9a.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Intracellular Population Genetics: The Implications of
Mitochondrial Inheritance. Dr. Jan Friedman, UBC. For
information cal 228-5311. D308, University Hospital. 1
pm.
NOTICES
Parenting Project
Couples with children between the ages of 5 and 12 are
wanted for a project studying parenting. Participation
involves the mother and father discussing common
childrearing problems and completing questionnaires
concerning several aspects of family life. Participation
wiH take about one hour. Everting appointments can be
arranged. Interpretation of questionnaires is available on
request For information please contactDr.C. Johnston,
CWcal Psychology, UBC at 228-6771.
Safety Program Seminar
May 9/10. The Occupational Safety and Health Department is offering a free 1 1/2 day seminar for faculty and
109 Canada Scholars
honored at reception
By GAVIN WILSON
UBC's 109 Canada Scholars were
honored at a special reception at the Faculty Club ballroom April 13.
The students, all just completing their
first year of study, were winners ofthe
new federal government scholarship
designed to recognize excellence and
encourage more students, especially young
women, to study science and engineering.
The students were presented with
certificates and pins by Chancellor Leslie
Peterson, former cabinet minister Pat Carney, representing Prime Minister Brian
Mulroney and William Winegard, Minister of State for Science and Technology.
Also on hand to congratulate students,
were President David Strangway and K.D.
Srivastava, Vice-President, Student and
Academic Services.
Awarded on the basis of academic
performance, the scholarships will provide up to $8,000 over four years to
students pursuing degrees in science,
engineering and related disciplines. More
than half the scholarships are being awarded
to women, who have traditionally been
under-represented in these areas of study.
"We need to sharply increase the
number of science and technology graduates in Canada," said Carney "Our future standard of living depends on the
quality of these graduates."
When Ihe program is in full swing, she
said, up to 10,000 students each year will
qualify. This year there were 2,500 winners from 75 universities and community
colleges across Canada.
Most UBC winners are enroled in the
faculty of Science, others were drawn
from Applied Science and Forestry. Arts
was represented by three mathematics
students. Strangway called them "all very
special students."
The $80-million scholarship program,
which will run for five years, was announced by Mulroney last January as part
of a drive to boost science and technology
research in Canada.
staff on Occupational Health and Safety Programs.
Topics include accident prevention, safety inspections,
accident investigation and effective safety committees.
Of interest to managers, supervisors and safety committee members. For information and registration cal 228-
2643.
May 15/16. The UBC Occupational Health and Safety
Office is offering a course for faculty and staff, covering
chemical storage, handling and disposal, laboratory
inspections, emergency response and spill clean up.
The course is intended tor people who harde chemicals
in a laboratory, especially lab supervisors, lab technicians, stores keepers and safety committee representatives. Summer students are also welcome. IiJuii nation
and course registration is available from the Occupational Health and Safety Office, 228-2029.
Golf Lessons
Get into the swing of things with adult golf lessons.
Classes run throughout the spring and summer for basic
and intermediate levels. For more information please
call the Community Sport Services Office at 228-3688.
UBC Tennis Centre
Adult and junior; spring and summer tennis lessons.
Day, evening and weekend sessions available. For
more information cal 228-2505.
Friends of the Garden
Wednesday Walks: An Introduction to the Botanical
Garden. Meet at the Gatehouse. Admission: Free.
Tour: Free. Spend your lunch hour at the Botanical
Garden. For information call 228-3928. 1 p.m.
Statistical Consulting and
Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the Department of Statistics to
provide statistical advice to faculty and graduate students working on research problems. For information
call 228-4037. Forms for appointments available in
Room 210, Ponderosa Annex C.
Volunteering
To find an interesting and challenging volunteer job, get
in touch with volunteer connections, the on-campus
information and referral service supported by the AMS.
Student interviewers are trained to help UBC students,
staff and faculty find volunteer jobs in their area of
interest. For an appointment to explore the available
volunteer opticns, contact Vdurtaer Connections, Student
Counselling and Resources Centre, Brock Hall 200, or
caH 228-3811.
Walter Gage Toastmasters
Wednesdays. PuUc Speaking Club Meeting. Speeches
and tabtetopics. Guests are welcome. For information
callSulanat224-9976. Room215,SUB. 7:30p.m.
International House
Reach Out Program
"Reach OuT is a letter-writing program linking Vancouver correspondents with international students accepted
to UBC, whose aim is to provide those students with
helpful information and a local contact Ifs a great way>
to make new friendsand team about other countries. For
more information call International House at 228-5021.
Both Canadians and Internationals welcome.
International House
Language Exchange Program
Ongoing. Free service to match up people who wart to
exchangetheirlanguagefor another. For information
cal Mawele Shamaia, International House at 228-5021.
International House
Language Bank Program
Free translation/interpretation services offered by International stuo^nts and community in general. For information caH Teresa Uyeno, International House at 228-
5021.
International House
Fitness classes continuing over the summer. $5 per
term. Register for this term at I.H. Office NOW. For
information cal 228-5021.
Lung Disease Subjects Wanted
We are seeking rtersMaJ lung Disease subjects in order
to study the effect of this disorder on response to sub-
maximal exercise. For further information call Frank
Chung at 228-7708, School of Rehab. Medicine.
Department of Psychology
Individuals 18 and older are needed for a research
project on changes in memory across the adult Me span.
For information cal Jo Ann Miller at 228-4772.
Teaching Kids to Share
Mothers with 2 children between 21/2 and 6 years of age
are invited to participate in a free parent-education
program being evaluated in the Dept of Psychology at
UBC. The 5-session program offers child development
info and positive parenting strategies designed to help
parents guide their children in the development of sharing and cooperative play skills. For further information
call Georgia Tiedemann at the Sharing Project 228-
6771.
Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education & Recreation, through the John M.
Buchanan Fitness and Research Centre, is administering a physical fitness assessment program to students,
faculty, staff and the general public. Approx. 1 hour,
students $25, all others $30. For information call 228-
4356.
Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility
All surplus items. For information call 228-2813. Every
Wednesday Noon-3 p.m. Task Force Bldg, 2352 Health
Science Mall.
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
Visit the Neville Scarfe Children's Garden located west of
the Education Building. Open all year-free. Families
interested in planting, weeding and watering in the
garden contact Jo-Anne Naslund at 434-1081 or 228-
3767.
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Open daily from 10a.m.to7p.m.from April 1-May31.
Admission $1.25. Free on Wednesdays.
Botanical Gardens
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from April 1 -May 31.
Admission $2.50. Free on Wednesdays.

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