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UBC Reports Feb 20, 1985

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 Forced to moonlight as a Four Seasons Hotel waiter because of restraint,
UBC President George Pedersen serves breakfast at the publicity kick-off to
this year's B.C. Heart Foundation fund-raising drive. Carefully watching that
coffee doesn't land in their laps are Bob Davies, executive director of the
foundation, left, and UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Dean John McNeill.
Students honored at ceremony
Three outstanding Arts students will
be honored at a Feb. 27 ceremony
which will also mark the opening of a
12-day photo exhibition on the life and
work of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime
minister of India who held office from
1947 until his death in 1964.
At a 12:30 p.m. ceremony in the
Asian Centre book prizes will be
presented to Trish Saywell and Parveen
Sara, national finalists in an essay
contest on Nehru, sponsored by Air
India and the Shastri Indo-Canadian
Michael Kirkwood, an outstanding
undergraduate Arts student specializing
in studies on India, will also receive a
prize from Jagdish Sharma, the Indian
consul-general in Vancouver, and J.T.
Parekh, a Vancouver employee of Air
India, which is the North American
sponsor of the Nehru exhibition.
The Nehru display will be open to the
public from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on
Wednesdays (Feb. 27 and March 6), from
1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday,
and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. all other days.
Groups rally for
Great Trek '85
An estimated 2,000 UBC students,
faculty members and support staff
rallied at the Ladner Clock Tower in
pouring rain yesterday (Tuesday) to
kick off Great Trek '85, an event aimed
at focusing attention on education
The UBC event was a noon-hour
prelude to a 3:30 p.m. rally at Robson
Square in downtown Vancouver.
At 1 p.m. the rally marshalled on the
East Mall behind the UBC Library to
begin the trek to Vancouver proper via
University Boulevard. At Robson
Square, the UBC contingent was joined
by groups from Simon Fraser University,
Lower Mainland regional colleges and
Vancouver high schools.
The Class of '84
Unemployment rate
low for Arts grads
Unemployment rates for 1984 graduates
of the University of B.C. are
surprisingly low for some degree
programs, but have increased sharply
in others since 1980, the last year in
which a similar survey was carried out
by UBC's Student Counselling and
Resources Centre.
The 1984 survey documents the
post-graduation activities of nearly 90
per cent of the 3,777 graduates in 21
different faculties and schools.
Here are some of the highlights:
• Nearly 23 per cent of last year's
graduating class continued in some form
of education after graduation. Just over
71 per cent of the graduates were
available for employment and 12.3 per
cent were unemployed when the UBC
counselling centre carried out its
survey between Oct. 1 and Dec. 15,
• The unemployment rate was zero
per cent for the 18 women who
graduated in UBC's dental hygiene
program, for the 36-member graduating
class in rehabilitation medicine, for the
% who received their degrees from the
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and
Axel Meisen
named dean
Dr. Axel Meisen has been appointed
dean of UBC's Faculty of Applied
Science effective July 1. He has been
associate dean since 1976.
A chemical engineer born in
Hamburg, West Germany, Dr. Meisen
received his undergraduate degree from
the Imperial College of Science and
Technology in London, England, in 1965,
took his Master's degree the following
year at the California Institute of
Technology and received his Ph.D from
McGill University in Montreal in 1970.
He has been with the chemical
engineering department at UBC since
1969 with the exception of one year
spent as an environmental engineer with
Imperial Oil with responsibilities for an
enviromental impact study of a tar sands
His main research interests are
environmental problems of the chemical
and petroleum industries, natural gas
processing, and sulphur production.
Dr. Meisen is a director of the
Canadian Society for Chemical
Engineering and a member of the
accreditation board of the Canadian
Council of Professional Engineers. The
board accredits university engineering
programs across Canada.
Dr. Meisen has consulted and taught
in a number of developing countries
including Thailand, Peru, Iraq, Cuba
and the Phillipines.
the nine who graduated in landscape
• The unemployment rate in Arts —
traditionally thought of as a "soft"
employment area — was a surprisingly
low 8.8 per cent. Nearly 37 per cent of
the 635 Arts graduates contacted for
the survey returned to some form of
education in 1984. The Arts unemployment
rate represents an increase since 1980,
when the rate was 3.2 per cent.
• High unemployment rates in 1984
were recorded for graduates of the
following programs (figures in brackets
are the rates recorded in the 1980
survey): Commerce and Business
Administration — 17.4 per cent (2.8);
Applied Science — 20 per cent (.9);
Agricultural Sciences — 28.3 (4);
Forestry — 21.1 per cent (1.6); Science
— 12.8 per cent (4.9); Licentiate in
Accounting — 22.6 (4.5); Nursing — -
25.8 (0).
A.F. "Dick" Shirran, director of the
UBC centre that compiled the report,
said care had to be taken in interpreting
the material. "In the case of Arts
graduates, for instance, it's apparent
many took jobs not directly related to
their degree programs since many
students view their university education
as personal growth and development,
rather than being related to specific
occupational opportunity.
"The high unemployment rates
among engineering and forestry graduates,
on the other hand, may be related to
the fact that, having been professionally
trained, they are reluctant to take jobs
outside their areas of expertise, which
have been subject to the effects of
Canada's current economic recession."
Asian programs
serve as model
Thirty Asian specialists from Western
Washington University in Bellingham
visited the Asian Centre on Monday
(Feb. 18) to learn more about UBC's
Institute of Asian Research and Asian
studies department.
The visitors, representatives of
Western Washington's Centre for East
Asian Studies, spent the afternoon with
Dr. Terry McGee, director of the
Institute of Asian Research, and Dr.
Ashok Aklujkar, head of the Asian
studies department, discussing the scope
and structure of UBC's academic and
public programs related to the Pacific
"Western Washington University is
planning to upgrade and develop their
programs in Asian studies and they were
very interested in our operations," said
Dr. McGee. "I'm pleased that UBC's
reputation in Pacific Rim activities is
such that other institutions seek our
input in developing their own
programs." UBC Reports, February 20,1985
Familiar faces
Visitors to the campus last
Wednesday (Feb. 13) included
Canadian astronaut Marc
Garneau and federal .opposition
leader The Right Honourable
John Turner. Mr. Garneau met
with Dr. Vinod Modi, above,
and other faculty members
and students interested in
space science. He was
accompanied by fellow astronaut
Bjarni Tryggvason, a UBC
engineering graduate. Mr.
Turner met with members of
the Alma Mater Society, the
Faculty Association and with
President George Pedersen for
UBC alumni show generosity
in appeal for student aid
UBC's alumni have rallied to support
students in hard financial times with a
remarkable response to an Alumni
Association fund-raising appeal for
student aid.
Last year, the Alumni Association
Lectures highlight
life of Ramses II
UBC will mount a lecture series later
this year designed to provide information
on tne historical and religious background
to the Ramses II exhibit that will be
one of the premier attractions at Expo
Planning for the series, which will be
offered in Vancouver and in various
centres throughout the province, has
begun, under the direction of Dr.
Hanna Kassis of UBC's Department of
Religious Studies in association with
the University's'Centre for Continuing
Education and Museum of Anthropology.
Ramses II, who lived for nearly 90
years and reigned for 66 between 1301
and 1235 B.C., came to the Egyptian
throne after a period of religious
upheaval and decadence. Ramses II
restored Egyptian influence in the
Palestine region and undertook a
massive building program, which
included the temple at Abu Simbel,
moved to a safer location when the
Aswan Dam was built.
Dr. Kassis said a lecture series would
be offered in the fall of this year and
would be repeated in the spring of 1986
if there was a demand for it. He said he
also planned to visit centres in the
Interior to speak ctn the exhibit.
He said that if money is available, he
wilt train a group of UBC students to
give lectures about the Ramses II exhibit
in schools and senior citizens' homes.
During Expo itself, he said, a
background lecture on the display
would be offered at a downtown
Vancouver centre for short-term visitors
to the fair.
UBC trains education specialists in Brazil
UBC is helping to train some 30
Brazilians who are key figures in the
delivery of mass public education
through television to remote areas of
the South America country.
The Brazilians are all middle-
management employees of the Institute
of Radio and Education of the State of
Bahia, one of the northern states of
Brazil, which will soon begin
broadcasting educational TV programming
via a new satellite launched on Feb. 9.
The institute employees have almost
completed the requirements for UBC's
Diploma in Adult Education, which is
offered through the Department of
Educational Administration, Adult and
Higher Education of the Faculty of
The Brazilian graduates of the
diploma program will be expected to
improve the operations of the section
of the institute they head as well as
serve on an advisory body that will
influence policy decisions related to the
educational TV that will be broadcast
via the recently launched satellite.
Graduation day for the Brazilian
adult education students is May 18,
when UBC's president, Dr. George
Pedersen, will confer the diplomas. And
if all goes well, Vancouverites will be
able to see the ceremony via satellite.
UBC's involvement in the program
began early in this decade, when Prof.
Paz Buttedahl of the Faculty of
Education was asked to evaluate an
adult education program which had
been funded jointly by Bahia state and
the Canadian International Development
Agency (CIDA), the federal body that
provides aid to developing countries.
"Bahia wanted to develop a program
of mass public education making use
of modern technology," Dr. Buttedahl
said. "We recommended that emphasis
be put on human resource development
through systematic training of the
middle-level managers in the institute
that would be responsible for delivering
the programming."
CIDA then asked UBC to adapt its
existing diploma program in adult
education to provide the Bahia
institute's middle managers with basic
skills in adult and continuing education
plus program planning, teaching and
instructional design and evaluation.
Transferring the UBC program to a
new setting and finding Portuguese-
speaking faculty members with the
appropriate qualifications to instruct
didn't prove to be insurmountable
UBC managed to locate seven
university-level teachers working in
Brazilian universities. Dr. Buttedahl, who
speaks Portuguese fluently and has
been one of the instructors in the
program, said the emphasis of the UBC
diploma course was adjusted to meet
the needs of the Brazilian students and
no problems were encountered in
finding equivalent material in Portuguese
for those enrolled.
In addition to taking eight courses
that are required to earn the diploma,
the Brazilian students have been
required to work on a demonstration or
pilot project allied to their particular
area of work. "The project has to be
defended by the students in the same
way that a graduate student has to
defend his or her thesis," she said.
With Dean Daniel Birch, the head of
the Faculty of Education and another
key figure in the Brazilian project, Dr.
Buttedahl will be writing up the'South
American experience as a case study
that will add another dimension to
UBC's adult education training program
and provide guidance to adult
educators who are interested in
experience overseas.
Dean Birch said contact with
outstanding Brazilian scholars such as
educational philosopher Paulo Freire,
who taught at UBC's 1984 Summer
Session, has stimulated faculty members
associated with the project. "One of
our goals is to give substance to the
claim that international development is
a two-way street," Dean Birch said.
initiated a campaign to raise $334,000
for scholarships and bursaries, an
amount to be matched by UBC and the
Vancouver Foundation, to bring the
total to $1 million. Their goal was to
raise the funds in three years, but a
short six months into the campaign all
but $30,000 of the $1 million target has
been met through alumni response to a
direct mail appeal and matching
"There's a lot of enthusiasm on the
part of UBC's alumni to support the
University and its students in these
difficult times," said Alumni Association
president Kyle Mitchell. "We're grateful
for their response."
The money will be used to establish
an endowment fund as a guaranteed
source of funding for alumni
scholarships, which include the Walter
H. Gage Bursary, the Norman
MacKenzie Alumni Scholarships, the
Norman MacKenzie Regional College
Scholarship, the John B. Macdonald
Bursaries and Scholarship and the
Douglas T. Kenny National Alumni
At a reception held at Cecil Green
Park last month, the Alumni Association
awarded scholarships and bursaries
worth more than $100,000 to 109 UBC
Proper forms
a 'musf for
UBC Calendar
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inclusion in the Calendar of Events for
UBC Reports do you (a) scrawl
something on the nearest piece of
paper (b) jot details on the back of a
cocktail napkin (c) type your notice on
a proper Calendar form available from
Community Relations?
Editing and typesetting the Calendar
has been a bit of a challenge in the
past because few people adopt option
(c), i.e. type notices on a proper form
available from Community Relations.
Accepting material in the resourceful
forms we receive it creates a lot of extra
work and greatly increases our
typesetting costs. To cut unnecessary
costs, we'd like material for the
Calendar to be submitted on the proper
forms from now on. We've sent a
supply to departmental offices and other
campus units, and beginning with our
March 20 issue, we will only accept
submissions on these forms.
Please send individual Calendar forms
for items that have been submitted in
advance on sheets that list a whole
term's lectures or events.
Items for the "Notices" section, which
follows the listing of daily events, can
be submitted as they have in the past
since they are each different and do
not fit into a common format — but
please type notices so that they are
legible. We appreciate your cooperation
— and so does the typesetting staff!
If you have any questions or would
like additional Calendar forms, please
call 228-3131.
March 6 issue (covers March 10 to 23) —
deadline is Feb. 28; March 20 issue
(covers March 24 to April 6) — deadline
is March 14. UBC Reports, February 20, 1985
Is Canada
going down
the drain?
Soil erosion, the most serious crisis in
the history of Canadian agriculture is
the topic of a special lecture at UBC at
7:30 p.m. tonight (Feb. 20) in Room
166 of the MacMillan Building.
The Hon. Herbert O. Sparrow,
chairman of the standing Senate
committee on agriculture, fisheries and
forestry, will speak on "Soil at Risk:
Canada's Eroding Future." The meeting
is sponsored by the B.C. chapter of the
Soil Conservation Society of America
and UBC's Faculty of Agricultural
Soil erosion is already costing
Canadian farmers $1 billion a year in
lost income and will only worsen if steps
are not taken to reverse soil loss.
In a report released last year, Senator
Sparrow said the situation is so serious
that Canadians will have to be mobilized
in a national commitment to save
In B.C., the most serious damage is
being done in the Peace River region
and in the Lower Fraser Valley, the
report said. The culprit in the Lower
Fraser Valley, which accounts for half
of the province's gross farm income, is
water erosion.
Members of the winning team at the third annual B.C. Law Schools
Competitive Moot are Arthur Bensler, Jennifer Conkie, Randy Kaardal,
Kathleen Kelly, Randy Klarenbach, Gordon Matei, John Nalleweg, Robert
Ruttan, Greg Sasges, Blair Shaw, Larry Talbot and Eric Thomson. Also
pictured are faculty advisory to the team, Howard Kushner, and student
advisor Carol McNichol.
Law students
win trophy
A team of UBC law students were
victorious when they met their
counterparts from the University of
Victoria at Vancouver's Law Courts on
Feb. 9 for the third annual British
Columbia Law Schools Competitive
For the second year in a row, the
UBC team took home the Begbie Trophy,
a prize donated by the Superior Court
Judges of British Columbia.
In this year's competition, the two
teams argued a case involving the
Canadian Charter of Rights and
Freedoms. Students are judged on the
basis of written arguments submitted in
advance (Factums) and oral orguments
presented before a panel of three B.C.
Superior Court judges.
Members of the winning UBC team
are Arthur Bensler, Jennifer Conkie,
Randy Kaardal, Kathleen Kelly, Randy
Klarenbach, Gordon Matei, John Nalleweg,
Robert Ruttan, Greg Sasges, Blair Shaw,
Larry Talbot and Eric Thomson.
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the weeks of March 10 and 17,
material must be submitted not later than 4 p.m
on Thursday, Feb 28. Send notices to UBC
Community Relations, 6328 Memorial Road (Old
Administration Building). For further information,
call 228-3131.
Items for inclusion in the Calendar listing of
events must be submitted on proper Calendar
forms. (Beginning with our March 20 issue, we
will only accept items submitted on these forms.)
Forms are available at the Community Relations
Office, Room 207 of the Old Administration
Building, or by calling 228-3131.
The Vancouver Institute.
Saturday, Feb. 23
Annual Vancouver Sun
Lecture. Reflections on
the Media. Marjorie
Nichols, columnist. The
Vancouver Sun.
Saturday, March 2
Winston Churchill and
the Soviet Union. Prof.
Martin Kitchen, History,
Simon Fraser University.
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre, 8:15 p.m  Free admission.
An opportunity to hear.and speak Cerman.
Everyone welcome  International House. 12:30 p.m.
International Relations Lecture.
An Evaluation of the Reagan 'Star Wars' Proposal.
Dr. Russell Shaver, director, Force Employment
Program, Rand Corporation (and a leading expert
on NATO Strategy and the Star Wars Proposal).
Room A100, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m
Amnesty UBC.
Human Rights Violations in Peru. Alicia Barsallo.
Room 205, Student Union Building. 12:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading.
Reading by Canadian novelist Brian Moore,
author of The Luck oi Ginger Coffey, The Lonely
Passion of ludith Hearne. Catholics and The
Great Victorian Collection. Sponsored by the
Canada Council. Room A102, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Artist and Society Symposium.
Artist and Society: A View from Sweden. Anders
lohansson. Room A104, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Elastic Model for Membrane Inflation
(Thermoforming). Richard Wu, Chemical Engineering,
UBC. Room 206, Chemical Engineering Building.
1:30 p.m.
The Pedersen Exchange.
An opportunity for members of the University
community to meet with President George
Pedersen to discuss matters of concern. Persons
wishing to meet with the president should
identify themselves to the receptionist in the
Librarian's office, immediately to the left of the
main entrance to the Main Library. 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Artist and Society Symposium.
Kunstler und Gesellschaft (in German). Stefan
Schutz. Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Comparative Literature Lecture.
Ireland and the Outside World. Brian F riel's
Translations. Prof. Wolfgang Zach, Comparative
Literature, University of Graz, Austria. Room
D333, Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Energy Transfer in Some Waves Turbulence
Systems. Dr. Greg Holloway, Institute of Ocean
Sciences, Sidney, B.C. Room 229, Mathematics
Building. 3:45 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group/
Chemistry Seminar.
Electron Transport in NADPH Cytochrome P-450
Reductase. Prof. Howard S. Maston, Oregon
Health Sciences University, Portland. Lecture Hall
4, Woodward Instructional Resource Centre.
4 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar.
Quasar Environments. Dr Howard Yee, Physics,
University of Montreal. Room 260, Geophysics
and Astronomy Building. 4 p.m.
Dal Grauer Lecture.
The Role of the Modern Theatre in East and West:
Using the Story of A Director as an Example. Uta
Birnbaum, Theatre, University of Hannover,
Germany  Room A104, Buchanan Building. 8 p.m
History Lecture.
Wood Kuay, Dublin — A Viking Saga: Medieval
and Contemporary (Slide Lecture). F.X. Martin,
O.S.A., professor of Medieval History, University
College, Dublin. Room B312, Buchanan Building.
Botany Seminar.
Botanical Garden Plant Introduction Program - A
Model for Technology Transfer to Industry. R.L.
Taylor, Botanical Gardens, UBC. Room 3219,
Biological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture.
Vibrational Energy Transfer at Surfaces in Systems
of Reacting Molecules. Prof. Benton S.
Rabinovitch, Chemistry, University of Washington,
Seattle. Room 250, Chemistry Building. 1 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar.
Stack Algorithms for the Decoding of Convolutional
Codes. Prof. David Haccoun, Electrical Engineering,
Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal and Concordia
University. Room 402, Electrical Engineering
Building. 1:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
The Tidally-Forced Hydraulic Flow Over the Sill
of Observatory Inlet. Dr. Michael Stacey,
Oceanography, UBC  Room 1465, Biological
Sciences Building. 3:30p.m.
Dal Grauer Lecture.
Alternative Theatre in West Germany: Some
Personal Experiences. Uta Birnbaum, Theatre,
University of Hannover, Germany. Room A104,
^Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
_ Asian Research Seminar.
One Country, Two Systems: China and Hong
Kong, The Dynamics of Future Co-existence. Paul
Lin, research associate, Institute of Asian
Research. Room 604, Asian Centre 3:30 p.m.
Zoology Seminar.
Ethiopia: Has Western Aid Caused an Ecological
Crisis in the Sahel? Dr. A.R.E. Sinclair, Zoology,
UBC. Room 2000, Biological Sciences Building.
4:30 p.m.
Cecil and Ida Green Lecture.
Super Trees: Super for What and for Whom? Dr.
lohn Gordon, Dean, Yale School of Forestry and
Environmental Studies. Room 166, MacMillan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
English Lecture.
W.B. Yeats The Words Upon the Window-Pane'.
Prof. Ann Saddlemeyer, English, University of
Toronto. Room B313, Buchanan Building.
Artist and Society Symposium.
The Writer-Journalist Between Two Cultures. Jan
Drabek, Czech-Canadian author and journalist.
Co-sponsored by the Ethnic Studies Committee.
Room A102, Buchanan Building. 12:30 pm.'
Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Beethoven and Brahms. John Loban,
violin, and Lee Kum Sing, piano. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Dentistry Seminar.
Treatment of Periodontal Disease as a Specific
Infection. Dr. Walter J. Loesche, Dentistry,
University of Michigan. Room 388, Macdonald
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
Submarine Mass Movements and Slope Stability
on the Bella Coola Delta. Ray Kostaschuk,
Geography, UBC. Room 201, Geography Building.
3:30 p.m.
Artist and Society Symposium.
Stefan Schutz liest aus seinem Werk (in German).
Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
Spacing and Dispersal in Microtus arvalis. Dr.
Christine Boyce, Animal Resource Ecology, UBC.
Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building
4:30 p.m.
Geophysics Seminar.
Astronomy at UBC — An Upward and Outward
Look. Dr. Paul Hickson, Geophysics and
Astronomy, UBC. Room 260, Geophysics and
Astronomy Building. 4 p.m.
Gerontology Lecture.
Gerontology: Examining the Experience of Other
Countries. Prof. Shimon Bergman, Social Work and
Gerontology, University of Tel Aviv, Israel, and
deputy director, Brookdale Institute of Gerontology,
Jerusalem. Lecture Hall A, School of Social Work,
UBC. 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Somerset Studio.
Mayakovsky, a play by Stefan Schutz. Continues
until Saturday, March 2 (the performance is part
of the Artist and Society Symposium taking place
on the campus). There will be two shows on
March 2 (5 and 8:30 p.m.). For ticket information,
call 228-2678. Dorothy Somerset Studio  8 p.m
Medical Grand Rounds.
Aerosal Deposition in Health and Disease. Dr.
Paul S. Mann, Medicine, University of Alberta,
Edmonton. Lecture Theatre Room G279, Acute
Care Unit, Health Sciences Centre Hospital. 12
Artist and Society Symposium.
Artist and Society: A Canadian Perspective. Prof.
Robin Skelton, Creative Writing, University of
Victoria. Room A104, Buchanan Building
12:30 p.m.
Psychology/Computer Science Joint
Here and There in the Visual Field. Prof. Zenon
Pylyshyn, Psychology/Computer Science, University
of Western Ontario  Room 226, Angus Building.
12:30 p.m.
Cecil and Ida Green Lecture.
Forestry Education: Who Cares? Dr. John Gordon,
Dean, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental
Studies. Room 166, MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
UBC Chamber Ensembles.
Martin Berinbuam, David Branter, Gordon Cherry,
Jane Coop, Paul Douglas, Lee Kum Sing, Robert
Rogers and Eric Wilson, directors  Recital Hall,
Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Essay Skills Workshop.
Nancy Horsman of the Women Students' Office
will give three one-hour workshops to assist
students increase their skills in preparation of
essays. They will be held three Thursdays, Feb. 28,
March 7 and 17. Room B212, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
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MOKAKIT Indian Education Research
Association Lecture.
Native Indian Education and Clinical Supervision.
Bob Este. Room 203, Scarfe Building. 12:30 p.m.
Middle East Lecture.
The Rise of Islam and the Arab-Israeli Conflict.
Prof. Raphael Israeli. Room B319, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Puppet Show.
Puppet Show in German: Rumpelstilzchen.
International House. 12:30 p.m.
Health Lecture.
Radiation and Nuclear Issues for the Health
Professional. Rosalie Bartell, director of research.
Institute of Concern for Public Health, Toronto.
Sponsored by UBC Student Chapter, Physicians for
Social Responsibility. Christmas Seal Auditorium,
VCH. 12:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Lecture.
Fear and Loathing in the Klamath Mountains,
California. Dr. Nick Mortimer, Geology, UBC.
Room 330A, Geological Sciences Building.
12:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Diffusion and Trapping of Muonium Atoms on
Silica Surfaces. Dale Harshman, TRIUMF - UBC.
Room 318, Hennings Building. 2:30 p.m.
Artist and Society Symposium.
Stefan Schutz uber sein Drama Majokowski (in
German). Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Environmetrics Seminar.
The Strengths and Weaknesses of Health Effects of
Air Pollutants. Dr.David Bates, Medicine, UBC
Room 225, Mathematics Building. 3:30 p.m.
Asian Research Seminar.
Moslem Minorities in China Past and Present. Prof.
Raphael Israeli. Room 604, Asian Centre.
3:30 p.m.
Mathematics Colloquium.
Operator Algebras and Index Theory. Prof. R.
Douglas, SUNY at Stony Brook and MSRI
Berkeley. Room 1100, Mathematics Building
Annex. 3:45 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
Acoustic Microscopy: A New Tool for the Study
of Condensed Matter. David Cheeke, Departement
de Physique, Universite de Sherbrooke. Room
201, Hennings Building. 4 p.m.
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Artist and Society Symposium.
On Artist and Society. Ian Drabek, Czech-
Canadian author and journalist. Room A104,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Dentistry Seminar.
Caries Transmission: Strategies in Interrupting the
Infection. Dr. Walter |  Loesche, Dentistry,
University of Michigan. Room 388, Macdonald
Building. 12:30 p.m
Nursing Colloquium.
Evaluation of Care of the Aged. Dr  Rebecca
Bergman, Tel Aviv University, Israel. Room
GF279, Acute Care Unit, Health Sciences Centre
Hospital. 12:30 p.m
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Studies on the DNA Sequence and Expression of
Rat Immune Response Genes. Dr. Sarah Eccles,
Medical Genetics, UBC  Parentcraft Room, Grace
Hospital. 1 p.m.
Artist and Society Symposium.
Poetry reading by Anders Johansson. Penthouse,
Buchanan Building  3:30 p.m.
Linguistics Colloquium.
CV Phonology, Complex Segments and Vowel
Features. Edwin Pulleyblank, Asian Studies. UBC.
Room D224, Buchanan Building, 3:30 p.m.
Anniversary Concert.
A gala event commemorating a quarter century
of artistic involvement and achievement. Featured
will be the UBC Symphony Orchestra, the UBC
Wind Symphony, the University Singers, faculty
soloists, and our distinguished graduate, soprano
ludith Forst. For further information, call 228-3113.
Orpheum Theatre, 8 p.m.
Artist and Society Symposium.
Panel discussion with Dr. Uta Birnbaum, Ian
Drabek, Anders Johansson and Robin Skelton.
Room A106, Buchanan Building. 8 p.m.
An opportunity to hear and speak German.
Everyone welcome. International House. J2:30p.m.
The Pedersen Exchange.
An opportunity for members of the University
community to meet with President George
Pedersen to discuss matters of concern  People
wishing to meet with the president should
identify themselves to the receptionist in the
Librarian's office, which is immediately to the left
of the main entrance to the Main Library. 3:30 to 5
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Ship Stability in Breaking Waves. |. Fitz-Clarke.
Room 1202, Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Managing a Forest Subject to the Risk of Fire. Dr.
William |. Reed, Mathematics, University of
Victoria. Room 229, Mathematics Building.
3:45 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
The Molecular Basis of Hemophilia. Dr. R. Law,
Genentech. Lecture Hall 4, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
Zoology "Physiology Group" Seminar.
Development of the Pituitary Gland of
Cyclostomes: Its Meaning tor Vertebrate Phylogenesis.
Dr. A. Corbman, Zoology, University of
Washington. Room 2449, Biological Sciences
Building. 4:30 p.m.
Cinema 16.
The yoke. SUB Auditorium. 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture.
Zeolite Encapsulated Metal Atoms and Metal
Clusters: New Synthetic Detection and Catalytic
Tricks With an Old Dog. Prof. Geoffrey A. Ozin,
Chemistry, University of Toronto. Room 250,
Chemistry Building. 1 p.m.
Music Lecture.
Noted Canadian composer Robert Aitken speaks
in the Recital Hall of the Music Building 2:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Acoustic Remote Sensing — Whispering Galleries,
Submarine Springs and Other Oceanographic
Research at Memorial. Dr. Alex E. Hay, Physics,
Memorial University of Newfoundland. Room
1465, Biological Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Technology Transfer Series.
Third in a series of four presentations on
technology transfer from UBC's Department of
Physics. Tonight's topic is The Vortek Lamp:
World's Brightest Arc Lamp, by Prof. Frank
Curzon of UBC's physics department. For more
information, call 228-3853  Cost is $5 at the door.
Robson Square Media Centre. 5:30 p.m.
Faculty Women's Club.
General Meeting and Guest Speaker. Prof. Barbara
Heldt of UBC will speak on Women and Russian
Literature. Guests invited. Cecil Green Park. 8 p.m.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Laurence Cherney, oboe, and Gaye Alcock,
piano  Re;cital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
English Lecture.
Psychomechanics, Grammatical Analysis and the
Progressive Form. Prof. Walter Hirtle, Language
and Linguistics, University of Laval. Sponsored by
the Committee on Lectures. Room B313,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Forestry Seminar.
Soil Disturbance Caused by Forestry Operations:
Why and When are Limits Necessary? Dr. R.B.
Smith, Pacific Forest Research Centre. Room 166,
MacMillan Building  12:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
Mass Markets, Little Markets: Some Preliminary
Thoughts on the Growth of Consumption and its
Relationship to Urbanization in Malaysia, Terry
McGee, Geography, UBC. Room 201, Geography
Building  3:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
Nonparametric Conditional Estimation. Art
Owen, Stanford University. Room 204, Mathematics
Building. 3:30p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
Genetic Basis for Seasonal Races in Chum
Salmon. Ross Tallman, Animal Resource Ecology,
UBC. Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building.
4:30 p.m.
Shakespeare's Othello. Admission is $1.50. SUB
Auditorium. 7:30 p.m.
Frederic Wood Theatre.
Happy End. a musical by Kurt Weill and Bertolt
Brecht will be staged until March 16. For ticket
information, call 228-2678. Frederic Wood
Theatre. 8 p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds.
Magnesium — The Forgotten Cation in Clinical
Medicine. Dr. John Dirks, Medicine, VGH; Dr.
Roger Sutton, Medicine, VCH; and Dr. Gary
Quamme, Medicine, Health Sciences Centre
Hospital. Lecture Theatre Room G279, Acute Care
Unit, Health Sciences Centre Hospital. 12 noon.
Resume Writing Lecture.
The first program in this three-part series will
focus on resume writing and will teach women
students the basics of developing both an
effective resume and covering letter. Registration
in Brock 203. Room 106, Brock Hall. 12:30 p.m.
MOKAKIT Indian Education Research
Association Lecture.
The Verbal Deficit Fallacy in Indian Education. Dr.
Robert Anthony. Room 203, Scarfe Building.
12:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Electron Capture Spectroscopy and Applications:
Magnetic Order at Surfaces; X-Ray Lasers. C. Rau,
Rice University. Room 318, Hennings Building.
2:30 p.m.
English/Linguistics/French Lecture.
The English and French Verb  Prof. Walter Hirtle,
Language and Linguistics, University of Laval.
Sponsored by the Committee on Lectures. Room
D301, Buchanan Building. 2:30 p.m.
Leisure and Cultural Studies
The Arts and Acculturation: The Cast? of
Vancouver's East Indian Community, lean
Cunningham, Physical Education and Recreation,
UBC. Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Mathematics Colloquium.
Commutative Subfields of the Weyl Field D-]. Prof.
R. Resco, University of Oklahoma and University
of Washington. Room 1100, Mathematics Building
Annex. 3:45 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
A Statistical Model for Turbulence. Boye
Ahlborn, Physics, UBC. Room 201, Hennings
Building. 4 p.m
Flute Recital.
Performer is composer-in-residence Robert Aitken
of Toronto. Ticket information: 228-3113. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
UBC Chamber Singers.
Cortland Hultberg, director. Recital Hall, Music
Building  12:30 pm.
Leon and Thea Koerner Lecture.
Intuition in Ethics and Aesthetics  Prof. Stuart
Hampshire, Philosophy, Wadham College,
Oxford. Rooms 101/102, Curtis Building. 12:30 p.m.
Theatre Lecture.
What is Popular Theatre? Prof. Michael Booth,
Theatre, University of Victoria. Sponsored by
Committee on Lectures. Dorothy Somerset Studio.
English and Linguistics Lecture.
The Verb: A Matter of Motion. Prof. Walter
Hirtle, Language and Linguistics, University of
Laval. Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 1:30 p.m.
UBC Chamber Singers.
Cortland Hultberg, director. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 8 p.m.
The Critical Function of the
The Committee of Concerned Academics is
sponsoring a conference on the critical issues
facing the University community. Tonight Dr.
Sarah Shorten, president of CAUT, and Prof.
Charles Taylor of McGill University will speak at
8 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2 of the Woodward Building.
On Saturday at 10 a.m. a panel will discuss "The
University of the Modern World' in Lecture Hall 1
of the Woodward Building. Workshops on
University Financing, Autonomy and Governance,
Community Groups and the University and
Corporate Sponsorship, will follow at 2 p.m. in
Rooms C41/42, G44. G53 and C55 of the
Woodward Building
Senate Cancelled
The Feb. 20 meeting of UBC's Senate has been
cancelled. The next meeting will be held on March
20. Visitors wishing to attend the meeting should
call Frances Medley at 228-2951.
UBC Geological Museum
Collector Shop
A new selection of top-quality specimens has just
been acquired and is available for viewing at the
museum. All specimens, even if sold, willremain
on view until mid-March. Come and see them
before they're gone! Please call |oe Nagel at
228-5586 for Collector Shop hours.
Museum of Anthropology
The Museum of Anthropology is open
Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
and on Tuesdays from noon to 9 p.m Admission
is free,on Tuesdays. The museum is cur/entry
featuring a special exhibit entitled Cedar! Other
museum activities:
•Free Identification Clinics: Bring objects from
your collections for assistance with identification
and conservation. March 26, April 30 at 7 p.m.
•Snake in the Grass Moving Theatre. Clowns
Garbanzo and Koko perform Sunday afternoons
at2:30 p.m. until March 10.
•Native Youth Programs. Native youth workers
present illustrated talks on traditional aspects of
Northwest Coast Indian life. Sundays, hourly from
1 to 4 p.m.
•Temporary Exhibits. Changing Tides; Selections
from the museum's Asian Textile collection; and
Four Seasons: Seasonal Activities of Prehistoric
Indian Peoples in B.C.
•Behind-the-Scenes Tours. Miriam Clavir, museum
conservator, conducts tours of the new Conservation
Laboratory. Tour group size limited to 12 and
each child under 10 must be accompanied by an
adult. March 29 and April 26 at 2:30 and 3:30
•Flute-Making Workshop. Two Saturday afternoons
March 2 and 9. at 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. For children 8
years and older.
•Basketry Workshop. Saturday, April 13 and
Sunday, April 14. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration
is limited to 15.
For more information on museum events, call
Badminton Club
Faculty and staff badminton club meets Tuesdays
8:30 - 10:30 p.m. and Fridays 7:30 -10:30 p.m.
(except Feb. 22) in Gym B of the Robert Osborne
Sports Centre. New members welcome.
Dance Horizons
Dance Horizons (formerly Danceworks-UBC) is an
innovative new dance formation comprising a
diverse group of students, many of whom have
had little or no dance training, performing works by
some of Vancouver's best choreographers. Dance
Horizons celebrates the coming of spring in a
program of new dance works entitled "Equinox".
It is to be presented the weekend of Feb. 22-24,
8:30 p.m. at the UBC Old Auditorium. The
program is funded in part by grants from the UBC
Alumni Fund, the lohn M. Buchanan Memorial
Fund, the Walter H. Gage Memorial Fund and
Ballet-UBC-lazz  Tickets are $6, $5 for students
and seniors. For information, contact 228-6668.
Fine Arts Gallery
HYPOSTYLE: In Support of Culture, an
installation by Greg Snider, is on display until
March 16. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesay through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on
Saturdays. Free admission.
Language Programs
French and Spanish non-credit conversational
programs begin the week of March 4. A Saturday
morning class in Language Teaching Techniques is
also available. For more information, contact
Language Programs and Services, Centre for
Continuing Education, at 222-5227.


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