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 Law students
win first prize
in international
competition
By GAVIN WILSON
A team of UBC Law students won
first prize this month in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, a
prestigious competition that pitted teams
from universities in 35 countries.
UBC defeated rivals from the University of Toronto, New York Law School
and last year's winners the University of
Melbourne, Australia, on its way to top
spot.
It is only the third time the moot court
competition has been won by a Canadian
team, and the first for UBC.
A moot court is a mock appeal or trial
in which points of law are argued and then
scored by referees. The case argued at the
Jessup competition centred on laws of
diplomatic immunity and the status of
international organizations in non-member states.
The team members, supervised by
Assistant Professor of Law Chris Thomas, were: Lisa Johnson, Catherine
McKendry, Greg Tereposky and Geoff
Baragar. All are second-year students
who were chosen to represent UBC through
internal competitions.
The UBC team also took home other
awards from Chicago. Johnson was named
top oralist in the final round as the student
best demonstrating ability to make oral
arguments, and the team placed fourth
overall in the Memorial Award for written submissions.
The Jessup competition was held in
Chicago in conjunction with the American Society of International Law's annual convention. UBC's participation in
the Canadian and international competitions is sponsored each year by the Vancouver law firm of Russell and Du Moulin.
Members ofthe winning team in the Jessup International Law Moot Court
j     Competition are, from left, Catherine McKendry, Geoff Baragar, Greg
Tereposky and Lisa Johnson.
Political parties focus
on leaders: professor
BY PAULA MARTIN
Canadian political parties focus on
leadership more than parties in almost
any other Western system, says a UBC
Political Science professor.
"The whole question of party leaders
— choosing leaders, getting rid of leaders
— is central to the way Canadian parties
work," said Ken Carty, who is organizing a conference on Leaders and Parties in
the Provinces at UBC, April 28-29.
Political parties in the past focused on
their leaders, Carty said, because it was
safer than fighting elections on divisive
Canadian issues such as language or religion.
Scholars, political insiders and political observers at the two-day conference
will examine trends in party leadership
during the past 20 years, including leadership conventions and leadership reviews.
"Certainly, in national politics, there
has been a dramatic change in the way
that party leaders have been chosen,"
Carty said.
Conference participants will focus
primarily on the provinces, where there
See RESEARCHERS on Page 2
UBC Reports
publishing schedule
UBC Reports will be published three
times in May instead of two to provide for
a special Congregation issue published
on Wednesday, May 31. Other editions
for the month will be published on May 4
and May 18 as usual.
Only one issue will be published in
June, July and August on the following
dates: Thursday, June 15, Thursday, July
13 and Thursday, Aug. 3.
Biweekly publication will resume with
the issue of Thursday, Sept. 7.
What the Dickens?!
A Globe and Mail prank?
By GAVIN WILSON
Thousands of Globe and Mail readers fell
.victim to an April Fool's Day literary hoax that
featured the UBC Library and humorist Eric
NipoK
A full-page article in the April 1 edition of the
newspaper purported to feature excerpts of
fetters written by Francis Dickens, son of novelist
Charles Dickens, who came to Canada to join
the North-West Mounted Police in 1874.
In reality, the letters were written by UBC
alumnus Nicol.
"lt'sbeenalotoffun,"hesaid."ltfooled
quite a few people, including professionals
and academics."
The article (headlined: What the Dickens?!) claimed the long lost letters were
discovered in a collection of personal papers bequeathed to the UBC Library. Nicol,
the article said, was editing the letters to
publish a book.
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'Relatively skeptical1
Fusion experiment attempted
By GAVIN WILSON
"UBC Cold Fusion Lab," says a
tongue in cheek sign scrawled in pencil
and taped to a laboratory wall in the
Hennings building.
But behind the humor is a serious
attempt to replicate what may be the
decade's most stunning scientific achievement.
A team of UBC researchers is trying to
verify the experiment by Stanley Pons of
the University of Utah and Martin Fleis-
chmann of Britain's University of
Southampton that apparently triggers
nuclear fusion at room temperature.
It is a claim that has staggered the
imaginations and stretched the credulity
of scientists around the world.
"I'm relatively skeptical," said Physics Professor Walter Hardy, who is working on the experiment with a group of
physicists including professors Jess Brewer,
Jim Carolan, David Balzarini and a number
of graduate students. "But it's so important we have to give it a try."
Fusion, the process by which the sun
creates energy, could provide a boundless source of inexpensive and relatively
safe energy if its power could be harnessed.
Most fusion research to date has focused on re-creating conditions in the
sun, using incredibly high temperatures
that require more energy to produce than
the fusion yields.
The Pons-Fleischmann experiment
claims to use relatively simple equipment, operate at room temperature and
produce more energy than it requires to
run.
According to a hastily released scien-
See FUSION on Page 2
Reflections of a writer
Margerie Lowry holds up a mirror that reflects an image ofthe photographer. The half-hidden, rumpled man with
the camera is her husband Malcolm Lowry, ihe literary giant who for much of his career lived in Vancouver.
The playful portrait is just one of 40,000 photographs in eight major collections now accessible to researchers in the
Special Collections and University Archives Division ofthe Ubrary. UBCREPORTS    April 20,1989       2
A worker removes a light fixture used to illuminate the design portion ofthe
Binning mural at die old CKWX building on Burrard Street. The mural was
taken down tile by tile.
Binning mural
finds new home
at UBC
By PAULA MARTIN
A mural by Vancouver artistB.C.
Binning, saved from the wrecker's ball,
has found a new home at UBC.
The 250-foot-long Venetian glass
mural was housed, until recently, in die
old CKWX building on Burrard Street
UBC agreed, in cooperation with
the Community Arts Council of Vancouver, to underwrite most of the $8,050
cost of removing and relocating a 24-
foot section of the tile mural, before the
building's demolition.
"We hope to install the mural in our
proposed Studio Resources building,
which is now on the drawing board,"
said Robert Will, Dean of Arts.
"This new facility will house our
Fine Arts program, which Bert Binning founded, so we are excited about
honoring him in this way."
Binning, who died in 1976, was a
professor of Architecture at UBC before he founded the Fine Arts department. He is well known across the
country    for   his    influence    on
contemporary West Coast painting.
Other Binning murals still grace
downtown's B.C. Hydro building and
the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce on Granville Street.
Shelagh Lindsey, chairman of the
Arts Council's Civic Arts Committee
and a professor of Architecture at UBC,
arranged for a conservator to rescue
the mural. It was removed, tile by tile,
and placed on a rolled canvas.
Lindsey said the old CKWX building, completed in 1956, was one ofthe
first in Canada designed specifically
for a radio station and the mural adorned
the inner walls of the structure.
"It's an excellent example of collaboration between artist and architect, with the result that the building is
co-ordinated in every way,'' she added.
Binning's widow, Jessie, said that
she was delighted the mural has found
a home at UBC.
"How grateful I am to everyone
who participated in saving the design
section ofthe mural and that it will be
erected at the university."
Fusion experiment
hasn't been a success
Continued from Page 1
tific paper, it works by running an electric
current through a glass tube filled with a
solution of lithium hydroxide in heavy
water enriched in deuterium, the rare
isotope of hydrogen that occurs in all
forms of water.
Immersed in the solution are a palladium core and platinum wire coil. The
opposite charges produced in this simple
reactor drive the deuterium nuclei toward
the core, where fusion is said to take
place.
Since the dramatic Pons-Fleischmann
announcement, several other scientists
claimed to have successfully duplicated
the experiment, although this has failed to
convince skeptics. Duplicating experiments is a standard and essential step in
verifying any scientific claim.
As of press time, the UBC experiment
had not produced positive results.
AIDS report proposals
not yet implemented
By JO MOSS
Canada's health-care system urgently
needs to be modified to handle the needs
of people with AIDS, according to a
federal government study.
The study, Caring Together, which
was released in 1987, describes AIDS as
Canada's biggest health problem.
It says the disease presents "a massive
challenge" that "requires an urgent response from the community."
However, one year later, none of the
recommendations from the study group
have been implemented.
And to Irene Goldstone, UBC Nursing adjunct professor, director of Medical
Nursing at St Paul's Hospital and a member
of the study group, the situation is becoming increasingly urgent.
Canadians dying of AIDS need to be
supported by a variety of services, including those given by volunteers, because
health-care services will become overburdened, she said.
' 'There is no cure for AIDS, we view
it as a fatal illness from the point of
diagnosis,'' Goldstone explained. "But
as the disease progresses, people with
AIDS suffer a period of chronic illness.
The goal is for them to be able to live a
meaningful life and be supported through
a dignified death."
More than 1,000 Canadians have AIDS
and an estimated 50,000 are infected with
the virus. Those numbers represent an
increasing demand on the country's healthcare services, Goldstone said.
People with AIDS and their families
face enormous challenges in dealing with
the physical symptoms, emotional hardship, and stigma and fear surrounding the
disease, she added. Existing services
aren't designed to meet those needs.
The 11-member national study group
was set up after the federal government
published its comprehensive Report on
AIDS in Canada in May, 1986. Its mandate was to develop a model of integrated
health-care services that would help alleviate the complex health, emotional and
social problems faced by people with
AIDS.
The study group identified psychological and emotional support from family, friends and people working in the
health-care system as the most important
services needed by people with AIDS.
Because they are usually young and in
mid-career, the disease shatters their life
goals. They face losing their job, losing
UEL party
on weekend
Greater Vancouver's new regional park
on the University Endowment Lands will
be officially opened by Premier William
Vander Zalm on Sunday, April 23.
The name of the new park will be
announced by Elwood Veitch, the Minister of State for Mainland-Southwest.
Celebrations will be held on 16th
Avenue between Wesbrook Mall and
Blanca Street and will include special
stage performances and roving street
entertainers. Performances run both Saturday, April 22 and Sunday.
Free parking will be provided on
Thunderbird Boulevard. In preparation
for the opening, 16th Avenue westbound
will be closed between Wesbrook and
Blanca from 8 a.m. April 21 to 6 p.m.
April 24. 16th Avenue eastbound will be
closed April 22 and 23 between 9 a.m.
and 6 p.m.
support from family and friends, poverty,
and social isolation. They experience
grief, fear, anger, and depression.
The group recommended setting up a
network of integrated services across the
country to provide comprehensive care
between diagnosis and death and to take
the pressure away from overburdened
hospitals.
The network should extend into each
community where existing services, such
as home care and public health nurses,
would be expanded and improved.
All three levels of government would
have to be involved in this coordinated
effort, the group said. And it stressed the
urgency of speedy implementation.
To combat misinformation and stigma
surrounding the disease, the group also
advocated a major education program
targeted to people with AIDS, their families and health-care givers.
"AIDS is everyone's responsibility,"
Goldstone explained. She said it's important to involve and educate local
community health and counselling services because most people with AIDS are
at home, rather than in institutions.
Goldstone will be attending the fifth
International Conference on AIDS, June
4-9, at the Palais des Congres in Montreal. The conference is sponsored by
Health and Welfare Canada, the International Development Research Centre and
the World Health Organization.
The study group's report, Caring
Together, has just been publicly released
and is available from Health and Welfare
Canada's Federal Centre for AIDS.
Author Nicol surprised
by Globe and Mail
Continued from Page 1
Co-conspirator George Brandak, library manuscripts curator, was shown in
a photograph examining the letters with a
solemn Nicol. An authentic excerpt from
The Canadian Encyclopedia furthered
the effect.
"Having George Brandak in the
photograph made the whole piece," Nicol
said.' "The photo of him sold it He looks
as if he has too much propriety, too much
dignity to be involved in a lark like this."
BFandak admitted there may yet be
Researchers
to study
Ontario and
Alberta
Continued from Page 1
has been more experimentation with different types of leadership, he added.
Carry cited the example of Quebec's
Parti Quebecois, where all members of
the party, rather than selected delegates at
a convention, were allowed to vote on a
replacement for retiring leader Rene
Levesque.
Carty said they will also examine
provinces such as Ontario and Alberta,
which were until recently, virtually one-
party states.
"How do political parties in those
kinds of situations successfully pass on
their leadership?"
Carty and other political scientists have
studied leadership in British Columbia,
now dominated by colorful Premier
William Vander Zalm.
"Clearly, the whole populist strain in
British Columbia politics, anti-intellectual populism, makes these parties a little
bit different. If you change the way the
party is structured, are you likely to change
the kind of leader it generates?
"All of these issues relate to questions
not only about the parties themselves, but
about the democratic character of the
political system," Carty said.
repercussions for his part in the hoax, but
shrugged them off.
' 'We ought to be able to laugh at ourselves sometimes," he said.
As it turns out, Francis Dickens did
indeed exist but Nicol's forthcoming book
is a comic account of his adventures in
Canada. Most of his extensive research
for the book has been carried out at UBC,
where he says library staff have been
"extremely cooperative."
Nicol was amazed that the Globe and
Mail went along with the April Fool's
idea, brainchild ofthe book's publisher
Douglas Gibson.
' 'That really stumped me, too. The
Globe and Mail is, if not staid, then certainly dignified," he said.
Phillip Jackman, Globe editor, said,
"It seemed like a good idea to us. We
thought it would be fun and thought our
readers would enjoy it."
He added that about half of those who
read the letters believed they were authentic, including many of his colleagues.
"Some people are very disappointed
when they hear that the letters aren't real.
It's sort of like the Hitler diaries hoax.
People want to believe it"
Nicol's book will be published in September.
Letters to the Editor
A dose
of French
Editor:
Re: The headline in UBC Reports of March 23, 1989: "French
immersion dosen't interfere with
learning English, study finds."
Yes it dose.
Yours sincerely,
Marian G.R. Coope
Department of Hispanic and
Italian Studies u
The University of British Columbia
Development Office Telephone
6253 NW Marine Drive    604 222.8900
Vancouver, Canada Facsimile
V6T2A7 604 224.8151
D
CQ —
Opportunity
The UBC Campaign News
UBC Kicks Off $132 Million Campaign
April 1989
Cecil Green, Honorary Chairman, leads the head taSJe
into the hall for the kick off of The UBC Campaign
Maury Young: Profile of a Donor
W. Maurice (Maury) Young
X hanks to a $1 million donation from businessman W.
Maurice (Maury) Young, UBC will establish a Chair in
r   Applied Ethics in the Department of Philosophy.
"Ethical problems facing our society are becoming
increasingly complex," said Young.   "This chair will help
provide a greater awareness of these problems, and allow
individuals, institutions and corporations the means for
developing more effective leadership."
"So many people in our society just don't recognize
conflict of interest when they see it," he said, adding that
this is more often the result of ignorance than of deliberate wrongdoing. "Our society has lost some of the moral
and ethical underpinnings once provided by the family
and church.  New answers are needed for the age-old
questions of how we conduct our lives."
Born in Victoria, Young graduated BComm from
UBC in 1948 and took a position in Finning's sales
department.  He was awarded a Sloane Fellowship in
1960 and took a MSc. in industrial management at MIT.
He returned to Vancouver to become Finning's President in 1962, retiring as Chairman in 1986.  He is
currently President of Whistler Mountain Ski Corp. and
Chairman and CEO of Marin'Investments Ltd.
Young is married with four grown children.  He has
retired from directorships in ten major corporations,
retaining board membership with Toronto Dominion
Bank and Consolidated Freightways.
The new UBC chair will bring together academics
working in applied ethics from several faculties including
Law, Science, Applied Sciences, Medicine and Commerce and Business Administration.   It will provide a
focal point for cross-faculty collaboration and develop a
broad based approach to ethical problems.
In addition to his donations to UBC, Young is a
patron of the VSO, the Vancouver Public Aquarium and
the Vancouver Art Gallery.  He is also a former campaign
chairman of the United Way.
Ub
'BC's fund-raising campaign — the largest ever
held in Canada — is now officially off and running.
The target is $132 million, including $66 million
in B.C. government matching funds. Already, corporate
and individual contributions worth $44 million have
been received.
With its theme A World of Opportunity, the
campaign aims to boost the university's international
standing by providing urgently-needed financial
resources.
"The UBC Campaign is an exceptional opportunity for students, faculty, government and our partners
in the private sector to reinforce our position in the
global community," said President David Strangway.
Contributions made during the campaign, which
continues through 1990, will go toward new buildings,
endowed chairs, scholarships, professorships, facilities
and equipment.
Adding tremendous momentum to these gifts is the
provincial government's pledge, made last year, to
match dollar for dollar every contribution made by the
private sector and other levels of government.
"I am very impressed with the provincial government's matching program," said Honorary Campaign
Chairman Cecil Green, co-founder of Texas Instruments, a former UBC student and one of the university's greatest benefactors. "There is no other program
like it across the country," he said. "I knew it would be
a powerful incentive for donors. Even so, I'm overwhelmed by the support UBC has received from its
friends all over Canada."
In addition to the matching program, Premier Bill
Vander Zalm has announced that the province will
provide an additional $75 million over the next five
years in ongoing capital funds for the university to help
Finance three major projects: the Forest Sciences
Complex, laboratories for advanced materials and
process engineering, and a new home for the Centre for
Integrated Computer
Systems Research.
Some of the major
donations to date from
non-governmental sources
are: $3.75 million from
the Alma Mater Society
for the new Student
Sports Centre, continuing
UBC students' long
tradition of creating new
facilities on campus; $3
million from the Vancouver Foundation, the single
largest donation ever
presented by that organization; and $1 million from
Vancouver businessman W. Maurice Young, who has
endowed a chair in applied ethics.
Major corporate donors include: B.C. Telephone
$1.25 million; Imperial Oil, $500,000; Maclean
Hunter, $500,000; and Pemberton Securities Inc.,
$250,000.
Much of the credit for the campaign's early
success can be attributed to its innovative, market-
driven approach and the high calibre of people in-
See page 2
Lieutenant Governor David Lam
announces a $10 million anonymous gift to the Creative and
Performing Arts Centre page 2
The UBC Campaign News
Toronto Gala Launches Eastern Campaign
/\ lumnus Pierre Berton acted as UBC Master of Ceremonies for the second time in eight days at the black-tie
dinner celebrating the eastern launch of the UBC Campaign. The event was held at the fabulous Four Seasons
Yorkville Hotel on March 28th.
Over 150 guests enjoyed Berton's stories of his
undergrad days on the Ubyssey, heard speeches from
UBC leaders and shared a delicious meal.
Pianist Robert Silverman performed Chopin's Polonaise in A flat major, and guests were treated to a
viewing of "A World of Opportunity," a superb video
presentation commissioned by the UBC Alumni Association with support from Peter Brown.
Dr. Strangway and Dr. Wyman both spoke of the
impressive results of the campaign to date, mentioning in
particular the gifts from eastern-based corporations.
Some of the gifts announced included $500,000 from
Maclean Hunter Ltd., $450,000 from the Bank of
Montreal, and $50,000 from their subsidiary Nesbitt
Thomson Inc., $117,000 from Rayrock Yellowknife Resources, over $1 million in equipment from IBM,
$500,000 from Imperial Oil Ltd., $250,000 from Canada
Trust, $200,000 from Royal Trust and $40,000 from Confederation Life.
Well-known grad Allan Fotheringham
with Stephanie Carlson
David Crombie,
Leadership
Committee
member, left, with
Ralph Sultan
At the Toronto Reception, l-r:
Alice Strangway, Pierre Berton,
Eve MacDougall, Hart MacDougall,
Hamish Simpson, David Strangway
Robert Silverman plays the theme
music to The UBC Campaign,
composed by Michael Conway Baker
Mr. and Mrs.
David Grier
Dr. Strangway presents an award to Jamie Gairdner
for his athletic achievements at UBC
What $132 Million Will Buy
$66 Million
Buildings
$24 Million
Endowed CnaTS
continued from page 1
$132 Million Campaign Kick Off
volved at all levels, said Campaign Chairman Robert
Wyman.
"We have recruited an outstanding Leadership
Committee to secure $66 million in private sector gifts
to the campaign," he said, adding that costs will be
kept to no more than 4.5 percent of the total campaign
results.
About $66 million of the fund-raising total has
been earmarked for new building construction. Nearly
two-thirds of the buildings on campus were constructed as temporary structures, a fact that has earned
UBC the nickname, "the unfinished campus."
One of the major new facilities to be built with
funds from the campaign is the Creative and Performing Arts Centre, which is expected to draw local and
international audiences to campus and contribute to
Vancouver's role as the cultural gateway to the Pacific
Rim.
The Centre will include a concert hall with a
seating capacity of 1,500 to replace the Old Auditorium, which was built as a temporary facility in the
1920s. The centre will also feature an art gallery
which will meet international standards for the display
and care of fine art. About $20 million will be raised
in the campaign for this $31.4 million project.
A new library building, which will house the
Management Research Centre among other facilities,
and the renovation of the Main Library are also
planned. Along with other improvements to UBC's
library system, the price tag is $30.9 million, of which
$11 million will be raised in the campaign.
The new student-supported Sports Centre will
provide two gyms, dance studios, weight rooms,
racquetball courts and urgently-needed space for
Canada's largest intramural program.
The provincial government's $75 million in
ongoing capital funding will round out the new
expansion on campus.
A $40 million Forest Sciences Complex, $17.1
million Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratories and $15.1 million Centre for
Integrated Computer Systems Research will be
constructed with capital funds from the
government.
From donations made to the campaign, $24
million will be used to establish the President's
Fund, which will support emerging priorities in
learning, research and public service. A cornerstone
of the fund will be national entrance scholarships
and graduate fellowships. Additional fellowships
for women and First Nations' students will help
boost their numbers in graduate ranks.
New chairs in the humanities and social
sciences established as a result of the campaign will
enrich the study at UBC of Canadian diplomacy,
American studies, multicultural education, special
education, legal history and applied ethics.
In the areas of science and technology, chairs will
be established in telerobotics, nuclear physics,
computer communications research, process
metallurgy and plant biotechnology.
In the health sciences, chairs will be established in cardiology, arthritic diseases, surgery,
medical genetics, geriatric dentistry, spinal cord
physiology, audiology and speech sciences, viral
diseases of children and nursing.
As well, centres for computers and legal
research, literacy development and conflict resolution will be established. The UBC Campaign News
page 3
Gala Launch a Great Success
\^J Xj V^   S  major fund-raising campaign was
launched with song, salutes and applause at a glittering
black tie gala held at the World Trade and Convention
Centre March 20.
Over 1,000 guests attended the $75-a-plate dinner,
emceed by UBC alumnus and author Pierre Berton. The
huge hall was hung with white, black and gold UBC
Campaign banners and had two huge video screens to
view speakers and the UBC Campaign video.
The gala marked the end of the leadership phase of
the Campaign, in which pacesetter gifts to the university
were secured from key donors, and the beginning of a
broader appeal to major donors.
Campaign Chairman Bob Wyman told the guests,
who included some of the most prominent figures in
business and government in B.C., that $44 million has
already been raised in the first phase of the campaign.
"The support, from the first day, has been outstanding," said Wyman. "But we still have a long way to go."
One of the more dramatic moments of the gala was
the announcement of a $10 million donation by an anonymous family based in Hong Kong.  Lt.-Gov. David Lam
spoke movingly of the father of the family, whose
children have settled in Vancouver. "He is the single most
important person influencing my philosophy of giving,"
Lam said.
Peter Bentley, Leadership
Committee member,
announces key corporate
gifts to the Campaign
John Turner and
Harry Warren,
former Big Block
Award winners,
share a joke
The University Singers under the
direction of James Fankhauser
perform at the reception
Lam urged the press and public to heed the family's
call for anonymity and not to dwell on their Hong Kong
origins.
"The important thing is not whether they are from
Hong Kong or whether they are a visible minority but
whelher they created their wealth honestly and use it to
benefit the community."
Another key moment was Premier Bill Vander Zalm's
announcement of government funding of $75 million
towards the construction of three major campus buildings, in addition to their pledge of $66 million to match
private sector gifts to the campaign.
'The formal launching of UBC's fund-raising
campaign is an event of considerable significance to this
province," Vander Zalm said.  "The support already
received has been remarkable."
"We are proud of UBC and its 75 years of service
and we are pleased to be the major donor of this campaign."
Entertainment was provided by School of Music
pianist Robert Silverman and the University Singers, who
performed a theme song written by Michael Conway
Baker especially for the campaign. Videos highlighting
the campaign and university accomplishments were also
shown.
As well, the 1989 athletes of the year were named by
alumnus John Turner, Leader of the Opposition.
One of the evening's speakers was Honorary Chair-
Lynda Wager.
Bob Bentall
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Pierre Berton lends his talents as Master
of Ceremonies. Three huge photo murals
of students serve as a dramatic backdrop
to the hesid table
l-r: Maurice
Copithorne,
Bob Lee and
Lily Lee
Premier Vander Zalm announces $75 million in
capital funds on top of $66 million to match
private sectot Campaign gifts
man Cecil Green, co-founder of Texas Instruments and a
long-time benefactor of the university,
"I'm overwhelmed by the support UBC has received
from its friends all over Canada. The levels of individual
and corporate giving are setting new records for charitable gifts. Donations from our eastern Canadian friends
and corporations are the highest they have ever been for
a western campaign. I am also impressed with the
support we are receiving from our friends in Asia," he
said.
"Who would have thought, when we were planning
this campaign, that we would make so much progress
and so quickly? It seems to me that tonight is a celebration of success, as well as a launching," said Green.
Head table guests were Lieutenant Governor David
Lam, Premier William Vander Zalm,  Advanced Education Minister Stan Hagen, Vancouver Mayor Gordon
Campbell and Honorary Campaign Chairman Cecil
Green.
Also seated at the head tables were Chancellor
Leslie Peterson, President David Strangway, Campaign
Chairman Bob Wyman, Board of Governors Chairman
Peter Brown, Alumni President John Diggens and AMS
President Mike Lee. page 4
The UBC Campaign News
A Conversation with David Strangway
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Campaign News:  Many other Canadian universities are
conducting campaigns or have conducted campaigns
recently.  How is UBC doing in relation to those
campaigns?
Dr. Strangway: Exceptionally well.  It was clear from
the beginning that our pacesetter support, for example,
was going to be even greater than we hoped it would be
back when we were planning the campaign.  I think it
was Bob Wyman who mentioned at the Launch that as
soon as he started talking to potential donors he knew the
campaign would be a great success.
Probably the best way to look at our campaign in a
comparative sense is to look at our campaign goal. At
$132 million it's bigger than any other campaign in
Canadian history. And since our government has recently
included an additional $75 million in their five year plan
for capital construction, our ultimate campaign total is up
well over $200 million.
The important thing here is that all levels of our
society have realized the importance of universities and
are willing to provide significant financial support to
them.
CN:  The campaign Case Statement is a very interesting
document.  It gives a very broad yet detailed overview of
the University not only in terms of its needs but in terms
of its accomplishments.  How has the Case Statement
been received?
DWS:  We are in the process of circulating the Case
Statement to a wider audience, including our faculty.  Up
to now it has circulated among the Vice-Presidents, the
Deans, the department heads, our pacesetter donors and
some others.  But you're right.  It does provide a unique
view of the University.  It takes a look at virtually every
area of academic endeavour on campus and provides a
good analysis of needs and accomplishments.
What the Case Statement has done is to raise
people's awareness of the Campaign and how the University is going to benefit from it. Virtually everyone who
has seen the Case has come away with a better understanding of why this campaign is so essential to the
growth and mission of UBC.
CN: You've gathered an impressive group to serve on
the Leadership Committee.  How were you able to do
this, and what effect do you think that committee will  ■
have on the campaign?
DWS: Yes, it is an impressive group, and a lot of the
credit has to go to Bob Wyman. He's well respected in
the business community, and when he agreed to act as
Campaign Chairman, it sent a signal to other business
people that the Campaign was going to be an exciting
event. He drew a lot of good people in.
The other thing, of course, is that UBC plays a vital
role in B.C.'s economy. The University generates an
incredible amount of economic activity in B.C. Our
various faculties and schools train the men and women
who staff all levels and types of business across the
province and the country, and many business leaders are
alumni of UBC.
Also, there is a revival of sorts in the whole idea of
philanthropy.  It might seem strange in a society like ours
that seems to be so focussed on success and money, but
more and more influential people are deciding that they
want to put something back in.  There are a lot of people
connected with this campaign who are working very hard
for the simple reason that they love the University and
want to see it flourish.
CN:  What has been the biggest surprise in the Campaign
for you so far?
DWS: The level of commitment and enthusiasm. When
we started planning the campaign, I fully expected it to
be a success, but it has been more successful more
quickly than I anticipated.  It's like going to pick up an
object you think is quite heavy, then finding out the
object is really quite light.  It surprises you for a moment,
but its a very happy surprise.
I'm also extremely happy about the level of gifts that
have been pledged.  The amounts have been unexpectedly high and I can say quite candidly that every person
or corporation we have solicited directly so far has made
a contribution.   100%.
I know how important UBC is to the province and
the country, and I thought the major work of the first part
of the campaign would be to show that fact to others. I
was happily surprised to find out that everyone was quite
aware of that already. You know, there are a lot of causes
out there, and demands are high. The response we're
getting reinforces in my mind just how important UBC is
in this community.
CN: What's next in the campaign?
DWS: There's still a significant amount of money to be
raised.  Over $22 million. And, of course, every dollar of
that amount will be matched by the provincial government. As Bob Wyman said at the launch, we don't want
to leave any of that money on the table.
But what's next is to carry on the work we've been
doing up to now.  We still have many corporations,
businesses and individuals to approach for help towards
our goal.  Starting in 1990, we will launch our campus
and our alumni campaign to coincide with the 75th
Anniversary.
CN:  What effect will the 75th Anniversary celebrations
have on the Campaign?
DWS:  Well, the 75th Anniversary is going to be a good
opportunity to show the public just how important our
work here is. There will be events and open houses in
virtually every department, and we're anticipating large
turnouts for all our events.
I think the 75th is going to show people that their
pride in UBC is properly placed.  We have a dynamic
institution, and that dynamism is going to be visible for
everyone to see.  People are going to go away from the
75th with the conviction that the donation they've made
to UBC, or the one they're going to make, is a smart
investment.  The 75th will provide the proof of what
we've been saying about UBC from the beginning.
The UBC Campaign
News
Editor:
Pearl Roberts
Writers:
Gavin Wilson
Chris Petty
Photographers
Pat Higinbotham
Brian Wilier UBC REPORTS   April 20,1989       3
Policymakers
urged to support
part-time students
By GAVIN WILSON
Pan-time undergraduate students need
more support from policymakers at Canadian universities, a recent report advocates.
The report, prepared by staff at the
University of New Brunswick, said part-
time students are still a largely unacknowledged group on Canadian campuses, although they account for 38 per
cent of national university registration.
A survey of 40 institutions, including
UBC, showed part-time students generally lack adequate financial assistance
and receive little academic recognition.
Ofthe major universities surveyed,
UBC had the smallest proportion of part-
time students in 1987-88, with just under
21 per cent or 4,812 students. (Figures
obtained from the Registrar's Office for
the current year put the total at 5,040
students, or 23.4 per cent).
The UBC Mission Statement says the
university should ensure there are no
obstacles to part-time study and urges
that more evening, spring and summer
session courses be offered. But it also
cautions that "there are limitations on the
extent to which the university should or
can offer the opportunity of part-time
study."
Daniel Birch, Vice-President, Academic and Provost, said that in the Lower
Mainland it is Simon Fraser University
that attracts a greater proportion of part-
time students.
With its trimester system, extensive
use of distance education and heavy schedule of evening courses, SFU has done
more to accommodate part-time students,
who make up 50 per cent of its enrolment,
said Birch. Community colleges also attract many part-time students.
"This has relieved UBC of a lot of the
pressure that many other universities in
North America are facing," he said.
In student financial aid, the authors of
the report found what they called "severe
discrepancies" between full-and part-
time Canada Student Loans Programs.
Part-time students have less borrowing
power, are not allowed grace periods for
repayment and are denied an appeal process.
"The terms ofthe Part-time Canada
Student Loans Program make it virtually
useless for most part-time learners." and
perhaps prevent potential students from
part-time study, the report said.
While half of all full-time students
financed their education through student
loans, less than one per cent of part-time
students did so.
The report also found that while every
province offers a bursary program for
needy full-time students, fewer than half
offer similar programs for part-time students. Even fewer institutions offer scholarships for such students.
"When compared with full-time students, part-time learners at the majority of
Canadian universities are not receiving
institutional assistance in proportion to
the revenue they generate," the report
said.
Birch said UBC recognizes that the
assumption part-time students have jobs
and do not need financial aid is often
false.
' 'We have tried recently to make sure
that some portion of undergraduate financial aid is focused specifically on
helping part-time students," he said.
The report also found that academic
recognition, which refers to deans' lists,
medals, prizes and notations on transcripts of honors or distinction, are also
lacking for part-time students.
This amounts to "a blatant lack of
consideration," the authors said.
The number of part-time students at
other large universities range from 22.5
per cent at Calgary to more than 52 per
cent at Concordia. At the University of
Toronto, 32 per cent of students are enroled part time. The University of Victoria's enrolment is 36 per cent part time,
according to the report.
Written by Judith Potter and Anne
Stapleton ofthe Department of Extension
and Summer Session at the University of
New Brunswick, the report was partly
funded by the Canadian Association for
University Continuing Education.
Sue Watts operates a unique free service called INFORMS, a database of more than 500 published and unpublished articles
on vegetation management
INFORMS database helps
foresters with quick answers
By JO MOSS
The caller on Sue Watts' line, a forester who works for a small B.C. company, wanted to know what effect the
herbicide 2,4-D would have on Douglas
fir trees.
Within minutes, Watts, a Forestry
research associate, had a list of several
recent publications cm her computer screen
The next day the list of articles was in the
mail.
It's all in a day's work for Watts who
operates a unique free service. Called
INFORMS (Integrated Forest Vegetation Management Systems), it's a constantly updated database of more than
500 published and unpublished articles
on various aspects of vegetation management
"It contains publications that may not
be available from other sources," Watts
explained. ' 'There's no other listing like
it in the province."
The bibliography covers about 150
non-crop species from alder to willow.
Whether the problem is herbicides, their
methods of application and health effects,
or aspects of vegetation management such
as competition, crop response, and biological controls, help may be as close as
the phone.
Callers range from foresters in the
field to consultants, industry researchers
to academics.
If Watts can't fill a request, she refers
to her experts list and tries to match the
caller with someone working in a similar
area, or who has similar problems.
Funded by the federal government's
Forest Resource Development Agreement and the Council of Forest Industries, the information service was set up in
1985 to help companies address the problem of backlog sites by making the latest
information available to foresters in the
field.
' "The whole thrust is technology trans
fer. It's designed to make people aware of
what is available," Watts said.
About 1.2-million hectares of forest
land in B.C. aren't producing new trees as
fast as predicted. Vegetation management (weed control) has been identified
. as the number one problem in reforestation efforts.
Hardy non-commercial species such
as salmonberry compete with Douglas fir
and other commercial tree species on
logged sites, squeezing them out for the
available sunlight and nutrients.
Watts recently completed a brochure
describing how the hotline works and
listing almost 600 key words that access
INFORMS publications. The entire bibliography will soon be available on disk
for people who make frequent use of the
listing.
An INFORMS newsletter, published
twice a year and covering highlights of
vegetation management research is available free.
People
Nobel Laureate at UBC
Johann Deisenhofer,
1988 Nobel Laureate in
Chemistry, del i vered the
CIL lectures at UBC on
April 3 and 4 on his research into the inner workings of photosynthesis.
Deisenhofer's Nobel-
winning work made it possible for the first time to
visualize at the molecular        Deisenhofer
level how light energy is absorbed and then is converted into chemical energy by plants, algae and
photosynthetic bacteria.
This process, photosynthesis, is the fundamental process which directly, or indirectly, supports
all life on Earth.
Deisenhofer was also the first to determine the
exact atomic structure of a membrane protein in the
photosynthetic reaction centre complex, the area
where the energy transfer between light and chemicals takes place.
Deisenhofer's visit was organized by the Botany
department and the Biomembranes Discussion Group.
He teaches at the University of Texas.
Jindra Kulich, program director in the Centre
for Continuing Education, is one of two North
American adult educators and the only Canadian invited to give a paper at a National Conference on
Current Priorities in Adult Education, held in Prague. Czechoslovakia, April 18-21.
The conference was organized by Prague's Charles University. The title of Kulich's paper is Current
Trends andPriorities in Canadian Adult Education.
Dr. Johanne Cote and Dr. Moira Yeung of the
department of Medicine have received a grant of
$30,000 from the Workers' Compensation Board to
study the effects of cedar dust on sawmill workers.
A research team will study the respiratory health
of workers with Red Cedar Asthma. The team will
look at the effectiveness of an air purifying respirator helmet on workers suffering from the disease.
Researchers will try to determine if protective devices, medications or reduced exposure will improve
workers' asthmatic conditions.
Alan Artibise,
director of the
School of Community and Regional
Planning, has been
re-elected to a second, three-year term
on the governing
board of the Urban
Affairs Association.
Scholars make
up most ofthe U.S.-
based association's
membership, along with professionals from
the private and public sector.
The international association has chosen UBC as the site of its 1991 conference.
Artibise UBC REPORTS   April 20.1989       4
MONDAY, APR. 24    |
Cancer Seminar
Plasminogen Activators and Tumour Metastases Dr.
Peter Andreasen, U. of Copenhagen. For information
caH 877-6010. Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer Research
Centre, 601 W. 10th. Noon-1 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Seminar
Mitochondrial DNA Sequence Comparisons Via The
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Dr. W. Kelley
Thomas, Department of Biochemistry, U of California,
Berkeley. For information call Dr. R.T.A. MacGillivray at
228-3027. Lecture Hall#1, IRC Bldg. 3:45 p.m.
TUESDAY, APR. 25   I
Statistics Seminar
Estimation of Symmetric Densities. Dr. Jean Meloche,
Centrede Recherche, Mathematique, U. of Montreal
and Department of Statistics, Stanford. For information
call 228-3319. Room 102, Ponderosa AnnexC. 4 p.m.
Presentation and Buffet
Presentation by Professor Rene Goldman from the
Department of Asian StuoSes The Last Emperor". Chinese
. buffet at the mid-movie break. $15 per person. For
reservations call 228-3803.
530 p.m. in the Ballroom.
Special Brown Bag Seminar
Management of Agriculture: The View from a Sichuan
Village. Prof. Stephen EnrJcott Department of History,
York U. Prof. Ertdicott has just published Red Earth:
Revolution in a Sichuan vllage. For information call 228-
4688. Room 604, Asian Centre. 12:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, APR. 261
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Seminar
AMedcalVsittoCuba: Fetal Neurotransplant Therapy
ot Parkinson's Disease: An Unusual Cerebellar Disease. Dr. T.L. Perry, UBC. For information call 228-
2447. Room C317, Medical Sciences Bldg. Noon
THURSDAY, APR. 27 \
Faculty Development Seminar
Humour in the Classroom, FD 3350. Charles Siegel,
UBC. Humour is a very effective tool when used in
classroom communication. Learn how to use it to
"lighten-up" your classroom presentation. For information call 222-5272. To register call 222-4222 Room
B219, Buchanan Bldg. 3-4 p.m.
Faculty & Staff Annual Golf
Tournament '
Followed by Dinner at the Faculty Club. Application
forms are available at the Reception desk of the Faculty
Club. Fw more information call Norm Watt at 228-2581.
FRIDAY, APR. 28     |
Seafood Buffet
530-8 p.m. in the Faculty Club's Main Dining Room. For
reservations call 228-3803.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Cytogenetics of Lymphomas. Dr. Doug Horsman, Cancer
Control Agency of B.C. For information call 228-5311.
Room D308, University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site. 1
p.m.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Seminar
Hemorrhage at Grace Hospital. Dr. David Mathews. For
information call 875-2171. Room D308, Shaughnessy
Hospital. 8 a.m.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Dr. Mark Smith, Chief of
Adolescent Services, Children's Hospital and Medical
Centre, Seattle, Wash. For information call 875-2117.
Auditorium, G.F. Strong Rehab Centre. 9 a.m.
MONDAY, MAY 1     |
Biochemistry Seminar
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Molecular Biology. Dr. Randall Saiki, Department of Human Genetics,
Centus Corporation, Emeryville, CA. For information call
Jan St Amand at 228-5530. Lecture Hall #5. IRC Bldg.
3:45 p.m.
FRIDAY, MAY 5      |
Seafood Buffet
530-8 p.m. in the Faculty Club's Main Dining Room. For
reservations call 228-3803.
UBC Reports is published every
second Thursday by the UBC
Community Relations Office, 6328
Memorial Rd, Vancouver, B.C., V6T
1W5. Telephone 228-3131.
Editor-in-Chief: Don Whiteley
Editor: Howard Fluxgold
Contributors: Greg Dickson,
Paula Martin, Jo Moss,
Gavin Wilson.
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David Tarrant, education coordinator at UBC's Botanical Garden, autographs his new book A Year in Your Garden: A
Month-By-Month Guide to Gardening in British Columbia, at a book launch at du Botanical Garden's Shop-in-the-
Garden.
CALENDAR DEADLINES
For events in the period May 7 to May 20, notices must be submitted on proper Calendar forms no later than 4p.m. on
Wednesday, April 26 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Room 207, Old Administration Building. For
more information call 228-3131.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Craniofacial Abnormalities Induced by Ectopic Expression of a Homeobox Gene in Transgenic Mice. Dr.
Michael Kessel, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical
Chemistry, Gottingen, West Germany. For information
call 228-5311. Room D308, University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site. 1 p.m.
Dow Distinguished Lecturer
Intelligent Process Control. Prof. KarlJohan Astrom,
Department of Automatic Control, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund, Sweden. For information call 224-8560.
Lecture Hall #3, IRC Bldg. 2-3 p.m.
Paediatric Grand Rounds
Children with Atopic Eczema: Effect of Cigarette Smoking, Foods and Infections. Dr. A. Murray, Dr. A. Ferguson
and Dr. M. Johnston, UBC. For information call 875-
2117. Auditorium. G.F. Strong Rehab Centre. 9 a.m.
NOTICES
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. It's a great way
to make new friends and learn about other countries. For
more information call International House at 228-5021.
Both Canadians and Internationals welcome.
Reading, Writing and Study Skills
Increase your reading speed and comprehension; improve your writing and language skills; learn how to make
better use of your study time. The UBC Reading, Writing
and Study Skills Centre is offering four courses commencing May 2 and 4, 1989; Reading for Speed and
Comprehension, Grammar and Composition, Writing
Improvement, and Study Skills. For registration information call 222-5245.
Physiology Short Course
June 5/6. UBC/SPCA Short Course in Animal Cell
Culture. Basic Principles in the Successful Culture of
Animal Celis In Vitro. UBC Faculty and staff experienced
in cell culture methods. Course includes lab, classes.
Registration fee $60. Entry limited to 30 registrants.
Register by May 5. For information call 228-5684. Room
3009,3612, D.H. Copp, Med. Sci. A. 9-5 p.m.
Gotf 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 call 228-2505.
Fire Department Open House
May 6, Noon - 4 p.m. Firefighters will demonstrate their
skills and equipment including: Hazardous Material
Command Unit, The Latest Technology in Fire Department Pumpers; Rescue and Medical Emergency Service Vehicle; Extrication - Demonstration Jaws of Life;
Happening Demonstration from Drill Tower; Simulated
House Fire Demonstration; Videos on Fire Safety; Ronald
McDonald Fire Safety House; Emergency Health Service - Paramedics and Ambulance Display.
The Fire Safety House will be on display and in operation.
Bring the whole family. Come and learn what your school
aged children are learning when participating in our
"Open House Tour for Children", which runs this year
from May 1st to May 12th.
Contact Assistant Chief Ritchie at 224-8286 for more
information.
Laboratory Chemical Safety Course
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 for people who handle chemicals
in a laboratory, especially lab supervisors, lab technicians, stores keepers and safety committee representatives. Summer students are also welcome. Information
and course registration is available from the Occupational Health and Safety Office. 228-2029.
Faculty Development Seminar
Apr. 25 - Ethical Dilemmas in the Classroom. No charge
to faculty. You are invited to attend - bring along your
ethical concerns and any case studies which may be
appropriate to the discussion. For information cal! 228-
5271/2. 3-5 p.m.
Disabled Students - Spring Exam
Finals
Disabled students requiring assistance with access to
Spring Exam Finals, Apr. 4-28, or anticipating specialized needs, contact Jan del Valle, Coordinator of Services for Disabled Students at 228-4858.
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
Safety Program Seminar
May 9/10. The Occupational Safety and Health Department is offering a free 1 112 day seminar for faculty and
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 call 228-
2643.
UBC Fine Arts Gallery
Until Apr. 29. Dance With Minutiae: The Paintings of
Dulcie Foo Fat. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 10-5 p.m.; Sat. Noon-5
p.m.
Lung Disease Subjects Wanted
We are seeking interstitial 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.
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
Volunteers Needed
We are asking for women 19-60 years old to participate
in a UBC research study investigating eye function in
depressed patients and control volunteers. Volunteers
must not have a past history or family history of depression. Volunteers would have retinal tests done at the
VGH Eye Care Centre. The eye tests take about an hour
of time and there is no discomfort with the testing. A $15
stipend is offered. For more information call Dr. R. Lam
or Arlene Tompkins at 228-7325.
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 options, contact: Volunteer Corrections, Student
Counselling and Resources Centre, Brock Hall 200, or
call 228-3811.
Reading, Writing & Study Skills
Improve your reading speed and comprehension, composition, speech, study skills and vocabulary. The UBC
Reading, Writing and Study Skills Centre is offering 19
non-credit courses this term, including Reading for Speed
and Comprehension, Writing Business Letters and Memos,
Writing Proposals, Robert's Rules-Demystified, Think
ing and Communicating on Your Feet, Media Interview
Techniques, ECT Workshops, as well as three correspondence courses. For registration information phone
222-5245.
Walter Gage Toastmasters
Wednesdays. Public Speaking Club Meeting. Speeches
and tabletopics. Guests are welcome Far information
callSulanat224-9976. Room215,SUB. 7:30p.m.
International House
Language Exchange Program
Ongoing. Free service to match up people who want to
exchange their language for another. For information
call Mawele Shamaila. International House at 228-5021.
International House
Language Bank Program
Free translation-interpretation services oiered by International students and community in general. For information call Teresa Uyeno. International House at 228-
5021.
International House
Fitness Classes are now $5 per term. For information call
228-5021.
Department of Psychology
Individuals 18 and older are needed for a research
project on changes in memory across the adult life span.
For information call Jo Ann Miller at 228-4772.
Parents Wanted
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
child-rearing problems and completing questionnaires
concerning several aspects of family life. Participation
will take about one hour. Evening appointments can be
arranged. Interpretation of questionnaire is available on
request. For further information, please contact Dr. C.
Johnston, Clinical Psychology, UBC at 228-6771.
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 dnikJ 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 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from April 1 -May 31.
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.
Building
of new wing
at MOA
under way
Construction of a new wing at the
Museum of Anthropology is now under
way.
The three-gallery wing, designed by
Arthur Erickson Architects, will cover
more than 6,000 square feet and is scheduled to open in late Spring, 1990.
Made possible by a gift from the late
Major General Victor W. Odium, the
new wing will house a permanent display
of European ceramics.
The $2.9-million ceramics collection,
one of the finest in the world, was donated
to the museum last December by UBC
benefactor Walter Koerner.
It contains many examples of Italian
Renaissance ceramics, Anabaptist ceramics and medieval. Renaissance and baroque ornamental tiles.
"A lot of people don't think of us in
terms of Europe," said Michael Ames,
director ofthe Museum of Anthropology.
"It's important that we exhibit the works
of Europeans as well as Indians."
The museum plans to maintain regular hours of operation throughout the
construction.

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