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 VOLUME    47     |     NUMBER     I 4     |     SEPTEMBER    20,     2001
3 Earthquake
Earth Science course
shakes up undergrads
8 Faculty 101
Six new faculty bring fresh
ideas and a new vision
ubc reports
the commodore ballroom, 1933. Alumni dinner/dances were an annual Christmas Eve event for UBC grads in the
'20s and '30s. Alumni dinners started up again after the Second World War, but interest began to flag in the '6os, and
they were stopped. This year marks the seventh anniversary ofthe revived dinners (without the dancing), which now
incorporate the annual Alumni Achievement Awards presentation. This year's dinner will be held Sept. 28. ubc
Archives photo
Alumni welcome home
for Reunion Weekend
Achievement Dinner, class reunions, T-bird football,
barbeques and cinnamon buns bring alumni back
by Michelle Cook staffwriter
with high-speed Internet hookups and tv lounges, today's ubc
residences have come a long way
since 1945 when students lived in
the old army huts of Fort Camp.
During its 20 years of service,
the notorious residence, with its
dodgy heating and drafty walls,
was the site of water fights, bed
races and some lively protests over
poor student housing conditions.
The huts were torn down in the
mid-1970s, but old neighbours can
reminisce about life at Fort Camp
as part of the Alumni 2001 Reunion Weekend festivities taking
place from Sept. 27-30. The Fort
Camp residence reunion includes
a walking tour of campus, salmon
barbeque and an evening program
at the Botanical Gardens.
But Fort Camp events are only
part of a four-day reunion schedule which includes tailgate parties,
golf games, concerts and lectures.
"The Reunion Weekend gives
ubc graduates a chance to show
off their alma mater to family and
friends, re-visit their old haunts on
campus and catch up with old
classmates," says Darlene Marzari,
chair of this year's events.
Alumni activities kick off Sept.
27 with a Hall of Fame Thunderbird Football dinner at the University Golf Club to celebrate the first
inductees into the T-bird Football
Hall of Fame. On Friday evening,
the annual Alumni Achievement
Awards dinner takes place at the
Waterfront Centre Hotel in downtown Vancouver. (Details, page 2)
On Saturday morning, ubc President Martha Piper will welcome
returning alumni at the Chan Centre. Free coffee and ubc's famous
cinnamon buns will be available to
jump-start events.
Later, at the Alumni and Friends
Luncheon at Green College, guest
speaker, Dr. Charles Slonecker, ubc's
director of Ceremonies, will address
the question, "Human Evolution:
Why are there six billion of us?"
Other special events include a
50th anniversary Forestry breakfast, and a Faculty of Education reunion for more than 700 alumni
from the classes of'91 and '76.
On Sept. 28, graduates can
watch the T-birds take on the University  of Manitoba   Bisons   at
Thunderbird Stadium. Pre-game
festivities include a tailgate party,
barbecue, live music and awards
ceremony at the stadium, ubc's
newest alumni are invited to join
in the fun as part ofthe '0-Year' reunion for 2001 graduates.
For more information on these
and other Reunion Weekend activities, contact the Alumni Association at 604-822-3313 or visit
Doctor witness to
New York terror
Michael Hayden, on hand
to offer medical assistance,
tells ofthe shock and
by Brian Lin staffwriter
a ubc professor experienced
first-hand what millions watched
in horror on television, as the twin
towers of the World Trade Centre
collapsed in New York City following a terrorist attack
Dr. Michael Hayden, director of
the Centre for Molecular Medicine
and a professor in the Dept. of Medical Genetics, was in New York for a
medical conference Sept. 11 when
the world came crashing down. In a
phone interview with cbc Radio's
Early Edition, Hayden described
what he saw as he rushed to the aid
of victims.
"We just stood there and
watched, to our horror, the second
tower come down," Hayden says.
He then joined a group of 20 doctors from the conference who volunteered to help out at a makeshift hospital converted from a
skating rink
"There were quite a few stretchers .. . and about 150 doctors already there," says Hayden.
People arrived with medical
supplies, food and water, but Hayden says an eerie calm descended
as doctors prepared to receive injured victims in the thick stench of
"We waited four hours," recalls
Hayden, "and in that time we
Dr. Michael Hayden
didn't see a single patient pulled
out." Relief efforts were stalled by
the unsteady wreckage of the collapsed buildings, but there was no
shortage of helping hands.
"The only people we could see
were the many, many volunteers,"
says Hayden. The Red Cross set up
a blood bank, and the lines were
miles long. As police began cordoning off the streets, says Hayden, they saw many people walking north, out ofthe city.
As he witnessed the collapse of
Tower 7 ofthe World Trade Centre,
he finally came to grips with the
degree of devastation he was dealing with. People who suffered
small injuries—abrasions, broken
arms and legs—were brought to
hospitals, leaving doctors in
charge of triage and trauma care
on constant stand-by at the rink
"Initially we just hoped," he says.
"As the day went on, we realized
that there were going to be very
see Hayden, page 2
University responds to us tragedy
Students, faculty and staff try to help each other make
sense ofthe terrorist attacks on New York
byjudith Walker staffwriter
university's Counselling Office, to
collection jars at ams food outlets,
campus discussions at the Liu
Centre for the Study of Global Issues, and a university gathering for
all faculty, staff and students on
the Main Mall lawn, the university
community has, individually and
collectively, responded to last
week's attacks in the us.
The   Counselling   Office   re
mained open last weekend for students, staff and faculty who wanted to discuss their reactions, and
is open for extended hours during
the week Cheryl Washburn, director of Counselling Services, said
the services are being used "consistently, and certainly more than
usual" as people deal with the
tragedy. Residence Life Managers
and staff at International House
were also available for students
who wanted to gather and talk
At the annual Alma Mater Soci
ety (ams) Welcome Back Barbecue
held Sept. 14, a sombre note was
added with the presence of a donation booth staffed by the Red Cross
for contributions to a relief fund.
Donations will be collected by the
ams at its campus food outlets,
and will then be forwarded to the
Red Cross.
A university gathering was set
for Sept. 18 on the Main Mall. It
was jointly initiated by the ams,
Graduate Students Society and the
university's employee groups to
give members of the university
community the chance to sign a
book of condolences for delivery to
see Response, page 2 I  UBC  REPORTS  |  SEPTEMBER  20,  2001
Continued from page 1
few survivors."
Hayden echoed what many have
described as a surreal feeling as the
events unfolded.
"There were moments, particularly as I was standing there in this
rink when it felt like a movie set,"
he says. "We felt the spirit of New
Yorkers coming together. It felt like
a family."
On his way down to the rescue
site, Hayden saw owners of street-
side delis putting out sandwiches
and water.
As he left the city, Hayden was
still overwhelmed by the fear and
uncertainty that came with the experience.
"Life is changed," he says. "It was
fear, terrible fear, that another
building was going to go down. We
looked up into the sky and saw
fighter jets, we looked at tall buildings in a different way..I'm not
sure. We just feel nervous, shaken."
Continued from page 1
the us Consulate in Vancouver.
On Sept. 14 the Liu Centre for
the Study of Global Issues quickly
organized a special event that
drew more than 200 students, faculty and staff to discuss the implications ofthe tragedy.
National and local reporters
turned to ubc faculty members for
information and commentary on
terrorism, post-traumatic stress,
structural engineering, international business, armed conflict,
airlines and other topics connected to the event. On the day of the
attacks, ubc's Public Affairs office
received five times the usual
number of media calls.
Students, staff and faculty
found the latest campus developments on the university's Web site
at www.ubc.ca. The site received
more than 10 times the usual traffic compared to the previous week
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Green College invites applications from members of the UBC
community to hold an interdisciplinary thematic lecture series during
the 2002-2003 academic year. The series can be on any
interdisciplinary theme, and should consist of eight lectures over the
period September 2002 to March 2003.The organizers will edit an
anthology to be published in The Green College Thematic Lecture
Series.The College will support travel expenses of invited lecturers,
and publication. Wherever possible, applicants should seek co-
sponsorship ofthe series with other relevant bodies.
Applications must include the following:
1. Title of the series and a list of proposed speakers and topics.
2. A budget that estimates the total cost of least expensive
excursion airfares for all invited speakers. (Speakers will be
accommodated at Green College. No honoraria will be offered.)
3. Actual or potential co-sponsors.
One or two lecture series will be funded. Questions about this
program should be directed to Carolyn Andersson, Event
Coordinator. Email: cmtander@interchange. ubc.ca.
Send completed applications by no later than January 31,2002 to:
The Academic Committee, Green College
6201 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver BC, V6T IZI
Alumni Achievement
Awards announced
Bill Millerd, Charles Slonecker, Beverley McLachlin, Martin
Zlotnik and seven others recognized for accomplishments
By Michelle Cook staffwriter
eleven outstanding members of
the ubc community will receive
Alumni Achievement awards at a
gala dinner on Friday, Sept. 28.
The awards, given by the ubc
Alumni Association, recognize
graduates, faculty, students and
members of the ubc community
who have contributed to society
and to advancing ubc's reputation
in British Columbia and around
the world.
Among those being honoured
are Canadian Supreme Court Justice, the Honourable Beverley
McLachlin (LLD'90) and Bill Millerd (BA'65), managing director of
Vancouver's Arts Club Theatre for
28 seasons and a champion of Canadian playwrights. Both will receive alumni awards of distinction.
Martin Zlotnik, (bcom'66,
LLB'69) will be presented with the
Blythe Eagles Volunteer Leadership award for his philanthropic
work on projects such as the ubc
Thunderbird Athletics' Millennium Breakfast, a popular annual
event that has raised more than $1
million for athletic scholarships.
Other recipients this year are
Dorothy Fairholm, who is well
known for her innovations in the
clinical practice of audiology; philanthropist Russell "Doc" Nicoll
who, among other significant accomplishments, invented powdered eggs; recent ubc graduate
Dr. Katherine Smart who, as a
medical student, made significant
contributions to international
health; Robert McGraw, who pioneered joint replacement therapies
at vgh; Dr. Charles Slonecker, a
Killam Award teacher and top administrator at ubc; Dagmar Ka-
lousek, whose work in perinatal
medicine has won her wide recognition; Roopchand Seebaran, a
dedicated and innovative social
work educator; and Eddy Su-
Whay Ng, ubc's alumni organizer
in Toronto.
This year's achievement awards
will be presented to recipients at
the dinner at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver. Highlights ofthe evening include video
biographies of each award recipient. Four hundred people are expected to attend the seventh annual event which will be hosted by
Stevie Cameron, (BA'64), one of
Canada's foremost investigative
Tickets are $125 each or $1,000
per table with proceeds going to
support student programs and
scholarships. For more information and to purchase tickets, call
Leslie Konantz, ubc Alumni Association, 604-822-0616.
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Scott Macrae
Chris Petty
Michelle Cook
Hilary Thomson
Don Wells
Natalie Boucher. Lisik
Annual General Meeting
Friday, September 28, 2001
12 noon - 1 pm
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
You are invited to join President Martha Piper and
the Board of Governors at UBC's fourth campus
Annual General Meeting. This year's AGM and annual
report will celebrate the many ways UBC faculty, staff
and students are Out There - searching for answers,
building community, leading debate
and finding solutions.
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Human Kinetics Prof. Ted Rhodes (standing) and Buchanan Exercise Science Laboratory co-ordinator Rob Langill test
the oxygen uptake of Vancouver Canucks goalie Dan Cloutier. Rhodes, a long-time fitness consultant to the Canucks,
runs all team members through an extensive battery of physiological tests at the beginning ofthe NHL season.
Don Wells photo
Michael Smith Foundation
honours young investigators
Competition encourages the up and coming scientists
to build their research careers in British Columbia
by Hilary Thomson staffwriter
promising, young ubc research-
ers have earned 69 ofthe 78 inaugural trainee awards from the
Michael Smith Foundation for
Health Research (msfhr).
"It's exciting to have so many of
our researchers being recognized
at the start of their careers," says
Indira Samarasekera, vice-president, Research. "Michael Smith
was a wonderful mentor and it is
quite moving that his vision for developing research in this province
is being made a reality."
msfhr was created this spring
and received $110 million from the
provincial government to advance
health research in b.c The competition for research support attracted 385 submissions.
"We have fast-tracked this first
competition to ensure trainees
could get under way this academic
year," says Dr. Aubrey Tingle, head
of msfhr. "Funding for health research in b.c. has been almost
non-existent for several years now,
so there is a pent-up need to move
ahead with investigations."
By funding their training here,
b.c. is better positioned to retain
these scholars as future leaders for
our health system and related industries, adds Tingle.
Awards are made available to
support highly qualified individuals at the masters, doctoral and
postdoctoral levels as they prepare
for careers as independent health
researchers. Awards were made in
the categories of population
health, biomedical, health services,
and clinical research.
Awardee Nonie Lesaux, a phD
student in Educational and
Counselling Psychology and Special Education, will use the funding to continue studying early
identification and intervention
for children at risk for developing
She works with a ubc team that
has been assessing 1,000 children
at 30 schools in the North Vancouver School District since 1997.
Tracked since kindergarten, the
children receive specific interventions to build their language and
reading readiness skills.
Researchers have shown that interventions can mediate reading
difficulties experienced by all at-
risk children, including those children whose schools are located in
lower income areas and those children who are learning English as a
second language.
"This research is showing us
that it is possible to identify children at risk for reading failure and
that all children can become competent readers with interventions
in the very early stages of schooling," says Lesaux.
A neurological disorder, dyslexia is characterized by difficulty
with the alphabet, reading, writing
and spelling in spite of normal or
above-normal intelligence. It affects about 5 to 15 per cent of individuals, according to u.s. and Canadian studies.
Stipends of $20,000 annually
with a research and travel allowance are possible for masters and
phD students.
Terms vary from two years for
masters students to five years for
doctoral students or those taking a
combination of master's and doctoral degrees.
Fellowships for post-doctoral
staff vary and can reach a maximum of $45,000 with a research
and travel allowance.
The foundation is the primary
funding agency for health research
in b.c. and replaces the b.c. Health
Research Foundation.
It the result of a comprehensive
plan for building research capacity
drafted by the Coalition for Health
Research in British Columbia, an
alliance of universities, teaching
hospitals, research institutes, biotechnology companies and others.
For more information on the
foundation, visit www.msfhr.org.
Medicine, dentistry, biosciences, aquaculture
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Students hit with
hurricanes, tsunamis
"The Catastrophic Earth"gives undergrads a close-up
look at the natural disasters that shake up our planet
by Don Wells staffwriter
qually, south of Seattle, in February
was a wake-up call to area residents
and a call to arms for instructors in
the Earth and Ocean Sciences Department (eosc) at ubc
At the time ofthe quake, faculty
members were already refining a
first-year survey course on natural
disasters, but hastened the pace so
that it could be offered for the first
time this fall.
Made up of five sections, eosc
114, "The Catastrophic Earth-
Natural Disasters," examines processes affecting the atmosphere,
ocean and earth.
"The Shaking Earth" covers
earthquakes, fault lines, volcanic
eruptions, pyroclastic flows, lava
and ash.
Hurricanes, thunderstorms and
tornadoes are featured in "The
Turbulent Atmosphere" section,
and "The Violent Ocean" examines tsunamis, storm surges and
rogue waves.
Landslides, debris flows, mud
flows and floods are included in
"The Unstable Ground" section,
while meteors are covered in "Impacts from Space and Mass Extinction Events."
"We are particularly enthused
about this course, especially since
we have internationally recognized experts in all these fields,"
says lead instructor Prof. Roland
eosc won a Teaching and
Learning Enhancement Fund
grant to develop innovative labs
for the course.
"We will include current event
discussions about new disasters,
and movie critique nights to view
and discuss the realism of Hollywood disaster films such as 'Dante's Peak,' 'Twister' and 'Deep Impact,'" says Stull.
"We want to do more than teach
the basic scientific tools and methods. We also want to share the excitement ofthe field."
The course also offers optional
field trips to study local evidence
of past disasters, and students will
discuss the likely chain of events if
a meteor were to strike near Vancouver.
The eosc 114 Natural Disasters
course is one of three new courses
offered this fall by the Earth and
Ocean Sciences Department.
The various sections of the-
course will be taught by Stull, associate professors Oldrich Hungr
and William Hsieh, and instructors Francis Jones, Mary Lou Bevi-
er and Stuart Sutherland.
United Way kicks
off 2001 campaign
United Way
Cross-campus campaign
sets ambitious new goal
ubc's 2001 united way campaign kicks off Sept. 26 with a
noon-hour celebrity barbecue
on the sub plaza. Celebrity chefs
on hand will include Arts Dean
Alan Tully and Forestry Dean
Jack Sadler.
Among the special guests in attendance will be Lower Mainland
United Way General Campaign
Chair and ubc President Martha
Piper and Alma Mater Society
President Erfan Kazemi.
Co-sponsored this year by the
Alma Mater Society, the barbecue
will feature live music by the Mike
Wetherings band and participants
will have an opportunity to win
major prizes.
ubc United Way chair Michelle
McCaughran has been busy
throughout the summer working
with faculty, staff and student volunteers to organize a full schedule
of campus activities in an effort to
better the $340,000 raised last year.
The objective for the 2001
campaign, which runs until Oct.
31, is to raise $395,000.
"The United Way is about all of
us and for the ubc community, the
'all of us' is faculty, staff and students," says McCaughran. "So it's
been important to have the support ofthe student body this year.
"This event should be a lot of
fun for everyone involved and at
the same time remind the campus
community of the need to help
An umbrella organization with
104 member agencies and 32 affiliates spread throughout the Lower
Mainland, the United Way supports health care and rehabilitation services, crisis and emergency services, care for seniors, community services, and provides assistance to families and
Oct. 3: Barbecue, Cecil Green
Park House, 12-1:30p.m.: Campus
Planning and Development
Potluck Lunch, 11:30 a.m.,
University Services Building
Oct 4: Science Barbecue, 11:30
a.m. -2 p.m., University Boulevard
near Main Mall 4  |  UBC  REPORTS  |  SEPTEMBER 20, 2001
Music Concert
CBC Radios Avison Series. Alvaro
Pierri, guitar soloist; Mario Bernardi,
conductor. Chan Centre from 2-4pm.
$20 adults, $15 students/seniors. Call
Chalmers Institute
Elderhostel—Come, Let Us Play God.
Rev. Terry Anderson, ethicist; Ann
Dobson, microbiologist, vst boardroom at 7pm. $215. Continues to Sept.
28. To register, visit www.vst.edu. Call
Board of Governors Meeting
Open Session begins at 8am. oab
Board and Senate room. Fifteen tickets are available on a first-come, first-
served basis on application to the
Board Secretary at least 24 hours before each meeting. To confirm date
and time, check under Board Announcements at www.bog.ubc.ca prior to the meeting. Call 604-822-2127.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Trauma Case Presentations. Dr. PJ.
O'Brien, vgh, Eye Care Centre Aud.
7am-8pm. 604-875-5555 ext. 62806.
Golden Key Campus Awareness
Info Table. Buchanan A main lobby
from ioam-4pm. Call 604-836-6806.
Deciphering Life: A Systems Approach to Biology. Leroy Hood, director/president, Institute for Systems
Biology. Hennings 200 from 11-
11:30am. Call 604-875-3826.
Proteomics and Biology. Reudi Aeber-
sold, Institute for Systems Biology.
Hennings 200 from n:3oam-i2noon.
Call 604-875-3826.
Campaign Kick Off
ubc United Way Campaign 2001 Kick
Off. Martha Piper, president, chair,
United Way of Lower Mainland Campaign 2001; Erfran Kazemi, president,
Alma Mater Society, sub concourse
from i2-2pm. Call 604-822-8929.
ICICS Distinguished Lecture Series
Towards a New Robot Generation—
From Space to Surgical Applications. Gerd Hirzinger, director Institute of Robotics and Mechatron-
ics, German Aerospace Center. CICSR/CS 208 from 4-5:3opm . Call
Medieval And Renaissance
New Evidence on the Reaction of
Gregory the Great to the New Emperor Phocas. John Martyn, Classics, University of Melbourne.
Buchanan B-226 at 4:30pm. Call
Law and Society
(Un)Civil Adversaries in Adversarial
System. Joan Brockman, Criminoloy,
sfu. Green College at 5pm. Call 604-
Beethoven and Dohnanyi. Borealis
String Quartet, Jane Coop, piano. Music Recital Hall from 8-iopm. $20
adults; $10 students/seniors. Call 604-
Golden Key Campus Awareness
Information Table, ceme main lobby
from ioam-4pm. Call 604-836-6806.
Chinese Research Seminar
Literature in Manchukuo (in Mandarin). LI Zhengzhong, author, ck Choi
129 from 12:302pm. Call 604-822-
Psychology and Christianity: A
Changing Relationship. Malcolm
Jeeves, Emeritus Professor, uof St.
Andrews. Klinck 200 from 4-s:3opm.
Call 604-822-3219.
Thematic Lecture
Culture Change? How Mediation is
Changing Litigation, Litigators and
Their Clients. Julie Macfarlane, Law, u
of Windsor. Green College at 5pm.
Call 822-1878.
Golden Key Campus Awareness
Information table. Angus main lobby
from ioam-4pm. Call 604-836-6806.
Resource Management Environmental Studies Seminar
Soil Phosphore—Water Phosphorus:
The Connection. Kate Schendel, Soil
Science. Library Processing Centre 424
from i2noon-2pm. Call 604-822-9249.
Law and Society Midday Lecture
tba. Doug Harris, Law. Green College
at 12:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
Drifting, Rotating Ions. Prof. Mark
Thachuk. Chemistry B-250 from
i2:45-i:45pm. Refreshments at
12:30pm. Call 604-822-3341.
Statistics Seminar
Statistical Shape Analysis Using a General Class of Complex Elliptical Family
of Shape Distributions. Klinck 301 from
4-53opm. Refreshments, bring your
own mug. Call 604-822-0570.
Green College Speaker Series
Modernism, Postmodernism and Realism in 20th Century Literature. Graham Good, English. Green College at
5pm. Reception Coach House from 6-
6:30pm. Call 604-822-1878.
Wednesday Noon Hours. Hard Rubber Orchestra. Music Recital Hall
i2noon-ipm. $4. Call 604-822-5574.
Chemical And Biological Engineering
Retention of Calcium Carbonate in
Mechanical Pulp Suspensions. Shiva-
murthy Modgi. ChemEng 206 at
i2noon. Call 604-822-3238.
9th Century Studies
Monarchy in the Age of Mechanical
Reproduction. Nancy Armstrong,
Women's Studies, Brown u. Green
College at 12pm. (No outside food or
beverages please.) Call 604-822-1878.
Charity Golf Tournament Critical
Care Classic
University Golf Club i2:30-gpm. $175.
Refreshments. To register, e-mail
zenadavidson@hotmail.com or visit
www.icu-vanhosp.com. 604-506-1449.
Earth and Ocean Sciences Seminar
Scaling and Spatial Orientation in Geo-
systems Analysis: Methods and Application Examples. Cristian Suteanu,
Research Group for Non-linear Studies
Institute of Geodynamics. Geophysics
260 from 4-5pm. Call 604-822-5406.
Lion in the Streets. Judith Thompson.
Freddie Wood Theatre, 7:30pm. To Oct.
6. $6 preview; $16 adult; $10 students/
seniors. Call 604-822-2678.
Golden Key Campus Awareness
Information Table, irc main lobby
from ioam-4pm. Call 604-836-6806.
Earthquakes, Deformation from gps,
and Mountain Building in Western
Canada. Roy Hyndman, Pacific Geo-
science Centre, Geological Survey of
Canada. GeoSciences 330-A from
i2noon- lpm. Call 604-822-5406.
Physics Colloquium
An Opportunistic Streak in Einstein's
mo. Michel Janssen, History of Science and Technology Tate Laboratory
of Physics, u of Minnesota. Hennings
201 at 4pm. Call 604-822-3853.
Fisheries Seminar
The Canary in the Coalmine: What
Can Common Murres Tell Us About
Nearshore. Julia Parrish, Pacific
Northwest Coastal Ecosystem Regional Study. Hut B-8, Yorque Room
from nam-i2:3opm. Call 604-822-
Brain Drug Delivery: Overcoming
Limitations ofthe Blood-Brain Barrier. Asst. Prof. David Allen, Pharmaceutical Sciences Texas Tech u. Cunningham 160 from i2noon-ipm. Call
Leon and Thea Koerner Memorial
Rethinking the Chinese Imperial
Harem: Why Were There So Many
Women? Prof. Patricia Ebrey, Jackson International Studies, u of
Washington. International House
upper lounge from i2noon-ipm.
Call 604-822-9240.
Annual General Meeting
Martha Piper; various speakers. Chan
Centre from i2noon-ipm. Call 604-
Water-Borne Infectious Diseases.
Prof. Judy Isaac-Renton, Pathology
and Laboratory Medicine, director,
bc-cdc Laboratory Services. BioSciences 2321 from i2:30-i:30pm. Call
Creation and Gospel: From the Garden to the Ends ofthe Earth. Various
speakers. Longhouse at 6:30pm. $85
single, $135 couple, $60 students/
seniors. $10 late fee after Sept. 21. Refreshments. To register, visit http://
www.regent-college.edu. E-mail
conferences@regent-college.edu. Call
Graduate Conference
Refrains: Music Politics Aesthetics.
Kim Cascone, keynote speaker. Green
College at 9am. To register, visit
www.shrumtribe.com/refrains or e-
mail refrainsconference@hotmail.com.
Call 604-839-1192.
Women's Self-Defence Training
Rape Aggression Defense (rad). Cst.
Trish Gagne, rcmp; Tom Claxton,
Campus Security, sub second floor
from ioam-6pm. Continues to Sept.
30. $20 faculty/staff; $10 students; $50
public. To register, e-mail
tclaxton@security.ubc.ca. Call 604-
Arts Exhibition
5th Solo Contemporary Textile Arts
Exhibition. Prof. Nam SangJae, College of Fine Arts, Wonkwang u. Asian
Centre Aud. from 7-g:3opm. Call 604-
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Unmasked at Midnight: South Africa's
Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Alex Boraine, co-chair, Truth
and Reconciliation Commission, irc
#2 at 8:15pm. Call 604-822-4636.
Beethoven Violin Sonata Cycle Pt 1.
Andrew Dawes, violin; Jane Coop,
piano. Chan Centre from 3-5pm. $25
adults; $15 students/seniors. Call 604-
IAM-PIMS Distinguished
Colloquium Series
Detached-Eddy Simulation. Philippe
Spalart, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Klinck 301 from 3-4:oopm.
Call 604-822-4584.
Chalmers Institute Forum
Earth Alive: Earthquakes, Volcanoes,
Insurance Claims and Theological
Reflections. Rev. Gerhard Bihl, Paleontologist and United Church minister, vst boardroom from 4-5pm. Refreshments. Call 604-822-9815.
Faculty Women's Club Program
Just Say No to Drugs. Prof. James Mc-
Cormack. Cecil Green Park House at
10am. Call 604-926-5080 or 604-264-
Sex, Sewage and Fish: The Role of
Apoptosis. Asst. Prof. David Janz,
Zoology, Oklahoma State u. irc #3
from i2noon-ipm. Call 604-822-
Institute For Resources And Environment Seminar
Benchmarking ghg Management
Systems In The Canadian Natural Gas
Industry. Tony Irwin. Library Processing Centre 424 from i2noon-2pm.
Call 604-822-9249.
Merck Frosst Lecture in Modern
Synthesis of Peptide-Derived Alkaloids. Prof. Barry Snider, Brandeis u.
Chemistry B-250 from 12:45- i:45pm.
Refreshments at 12:30pm. Call 604-
Green College Speaker Series
The Design of Green College. James
Burton; Sandra Moore, Birmingham
and Wood Architects. Green College
at 5pm. Reception Coach House from
6-6:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
Upper Extremity. Dr. J.M. Leith. vgh,
Eye Care Centre Aud. from 7am-8am.
Call 604-875-5555 ext. 62806.
Community Barbecue
United Way Community Barbecue.
Cecil Green Park House from 12-
1:30pm. Call 604-822-8929.
Wednesday Noon Hour Concert
Beethoven, Gaubert And Doppler.
Camille Churchfield, flute; Christopher Millard, bassoon; Kenneth
Broadway, piano. Music Recital Hall
at i2noon. $4. Call 604-822-5574.
Chemical and Biological Engineering
The Use of Fluid Flow Experimentation and Computational Fluid Dynamics for Design of Electrodes for
Copper Electrowinning—A Review of
Two Years of Development and Commercial Testing. Clive Brereton, Process Engineering, noram Engineering and Constructors. ChemEng 206
at i2noon. Call 604-822-3238.
School of Nursing Rounds
Humanizing the Care of Critically 111
Children: Nurses' Work to Preserve
Children's Personal Integrity. Gladys
McPherson. Koerner Pavilion T-206
from 3-4pm. Call 604-822-7453.
ubc Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
Chan Centre from i2noon-ipm. Call
Earth and Ocean Sciences
The Neptune Project: An Interactive Earth-Ocean Observatory at
the Scale of a Tectonic Place. John
R. Delaney, u of Washington. GeoSciences 330-A from i2noon-ipm.
Call 604-822-5406.
Law and Society
Issues in Legal Education: What
Effect Will Computers Have on the
Law School Classroom? Michael
Lambiris, Law, u of Melbourne.
Green College at 12:30pm. (No outside food or beverages please.) Call
Physics Colloquium
tba. Natalie Styrnadka, Biochemistry.
Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 604-822-
Policy Issues in Post-Secondary Education
Current Issues and Future Directions
for the bc Post-Secondary System.
Gerry Armstrong, deputy minister,
Ministry of Advanced Education.
Green College at 4:30pm. Call 604-
The ubc Reports Calendar lists university-related or university-sponsored events
on campus and ofFcampus within the Lower Mainland. Calendar items must
be submitted on forms available from the ubc Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251
Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver BC, v6t izi. Phone: 604-UBC-lNFO
(604-822-4636). Fax: 604-822-2684. An electronic form is available at www.
publicaffairs.ubc.ca. Please limit to 35 words. Submissions for the Calendar's
Notices section may be limited due to space. Deadline for the Oct. 4 issue of
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Judith Frankum, Wellness Outreach Coordinator, andBijan
Ahmadian, a fourth-year Engineering student. Bijan is part of
a team of 40peer educators who will assist students at ubc's
new Wellness Centre, located in the basement of sub. A
project of ubc's Student Health Service, the centre offers
health education workshops and materials, including cd-
roms and videos, on topics such as stress, nutrition, self-
esteem, relationships, sexual health, sexual assault and
alcohol and drug dependency. The centre at Room 56 B is
open 9 am-spm Monday-Thursday and 9 am-2pm Friday.
For info., check the Web at www.students.ubc.ca/health/
wellness or contact Frankum at 604-822-4858.
Hilary Thomson photo
Vancouver School of Theology
Public Lecture
Home Land-Holy Land. Bertram
McKay, director, First Nations Studies, Nass Valley extension site, unbc.
vst Epiphany Chapel from 7:30-
9:30pm. Call 604-822-9815.
Fisheries Seminar
What Constitutes the Economic
History of Fisheries. Dianne Newell,
History. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room
from liam-i2:30pm. Call
Friday Noon Hours. Main Library
502 from i2noon-ipm. Call 604-822-
Occupational and Environmental
Hygiene Seminar
When the Media Call. Scott Macrae,
director; Hilary Thomson, communications coordinator, Public Affairs
BioSciences 2321 from i2:30-i:3opm.
Call 604-822-9861.
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
Chan Centre 8-o,:3opm. Call
Chalmers Institute
Hands-On Intro to Computers Studying Email and Surfing the Net Lev
el I. Rev. Gordon Laird, vst Chancellor
Taylor Centre from 9am-4pm. $55/$45
group; $28 seniors. To register, visit
http://www.vst.edu. Call 604-822-9815.
UBC Zen Society
Zazen (sitting meditation) each Tuesday at the Asian Centre Tea Gallery
from i-2pm while classes are in session.
Call 604-822-2573.
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
ubc Masters of Fine Arts Graduate
Exhibition. Sylvia Grace Borda, Keith
Langergraber, Daphne Locke, Misa
Nikolic. Continues to Sept. 30. Tuesday to Friday from ioam-5pm, Saturday i2noon-5pm, Sunday i2noon-spm
(Closed Mondays and statutory holidays). Call 604-822-2759.
Sexuality Study
Researchers at the Department of
Psychology and Division of Sexual
Medicine are conducting a study examining sexual functioning in women
receiving estrogen replacement therapy. Both sexually healthy women, as
well as women who have recently
experienced a change in their orgasmic functioning are welcome. For
further information, please contact
604-822-2952. Your confidentiality
will be assured. All participants will
receive an honorarium for their participation.
Participants Wanted
Would you like to share your story
about your experience with health
care professionals? We are conducting a study of patient perceptions
about helpful and unhelpful communications in fibromyalgia. In order to
learn more about what makes communication effective, we are asking
individuals who have had fibromyalgia for at least five years to participate
in our study. Participation will involve
one or two interviews in a location
convenient to you, and possibly a focus group interview at a later time.
The interviews usually take about an
hour. All information will be kept
confidential. Ifyou would like more
information about the study, please e-
mail andrea_con@hotmail.com or
call Andrea Con, project coordinator
Research Project Volunteers Needed
Stress and Coping in Female Clerical
Workers. Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education is seeking female clerical workers
to participate in study on stress and
coping. If experiencing workplace
distress/frustration, we would like to
learn more about your experiences.
Call 604-822-9199.
Legal Clinic Open
ubc Law Students' Legal Advice Program (lslap) runs clinics all over the
Lower Mainland, lslap has been
working in the community for over
thirty years and is currently British
Columbia's second largest legal aid
organization. For more information
about the program, visit www.lslap.
bc.ca or call 604-822-5723.
Lactose Intolerant?
Researchers at ubc are doing a questionnaire-based study to learn more
about lactose intolerance. Participation will take about 20-30 min. of
your time. Ifyou are 19 years of age or
older, experience lactose intolerance
and live in the Greater Vancouver
area, please call 604-682-3269 ext.
6377 to receive a copy of this questionnaire or more information.
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Vice-President, Research, at 604-822-0234.
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The Impact of War
on Children
Cracia Machel
with photographs by
Sebastiao Salgado
Although there is a growing
worldwide movement to protect
children from the plight of war,
Machel argues much remains to be
done. This hard look at the issues
surrounding war-affected children is
accompanied by photographs taken
by Sebastiao Salgado, one of the
world's greatest documentary
Gracia Machel is UNICEF's special rapporteur and the wife of Nelson
Mandela. In 1996, she wrote a landmark report for the UN entitled The
Impact of Armed Conflict on Children.
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bus routes. Close to shops and
restaurants. Includes tv, tea
and coffee making, private
phone/fridge. Weekly rates
avail. Call 604-222-3461. Fax
PETER WALL INSTITUTE Universiry Centre. Residence offering
superior hotel or kitchenette style
rooms and suites. All rooms have
private bath, queen bed, voice
mail, cable TV and Internet-linked
PC. Beautiful view of sea and
mountains. For rates and reservations www.pwias.ubc.ca. Call 604-
WEST COAST SUITES An affordable fully-equipped suite
right on campus. Spacious one
br suites with kitchen, balcony,
tv and telephone.   Ideal for visiting lecturers, colleagues and
families. 2001 rates from $119/
night,   ubc discounts available.
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CAMILLA HOUSE in Kitsilano area,
furnished suites or rooms avail.
Kitchen and laundry facilities. Close
to main bus routes, shopping and
dining. Weekly and monthly rates
avail. Call 604-737-2687.
ROOMS Private rooms on campus for
visitors to ubc on academic business.
Private bath, double bed, telephone,
tv, fridge, in-room coffee. Dinner five
days per week. Breakfast seven days
perweek. Competitive rates. Call for
information and availability 604-822-
VANCOUVER SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY Affordable accommodation
or meeting space near the Chan Centre and moa. 17 modestly furnished
rooms with hall bath are avail. Daily
rates starting at $36. Meals or meal
plans are avail, in the school cafeteria. For more information call 604-
822-9031 or 604-822-9490.
Five suites avail, for academic visitors to ubc only. Guests dine with
residents and enjoy college life.
Daily rate $60 plus $i4/day for
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all amen., good beach access, sleeps
four, only 50 min. by ferry. $100/
night, $650/wk, min. two nights. Call
Victoria 604-599-6852.
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October 19-21, 2001, Radisson Hotel, Richmond, BC
Join international, national and local experts for
an in depth exploration of 'Integrated Health Care'
from a variety of perspectives:
clinical, personal, educational, research, administrative
Pre-Conference Workshop — October 18
'From Vision to Reality: A Practical Blueprint for Building
Integrated Health Care Programs
Registration and Abstract Submission info:
604-875-4769 e-mail: gblank@tzu-chi.bc.ca
College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Accreditation: 13.5
MAINPRO Ml Credits. American Academy of Family Physicians may be
eligible based on reciprocal agreement with the CFPC.
avail. Oct. i-Dec. 27. n/s, n/p. $1700/
mo. Call 604-738-1876.
HORNBY ISLAND Spacious three
br home. Five min. walk from Galleon Beach. Overlooking beautiful
pond, natural setting. All amen. Bicycles. Cozy up to a brand new airtight
wood stove. Reasonable rates. E-
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heritage home. Two and a half bath,
small garden, five min. to ubc. Jan. 1
tojuly 10, 2002. $2400/1110. plus util.
Incl. ancient cat. n/s, n/p. E-mail
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Bed And Breakfast
to ubc along the ocean. Quiet exclusive neighbourhood. Near buses and
restaurants. Comfortable rooms
with TV and private bath. Full breakfast. Reasonable rates, n/s only
please. Web site
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UBC FACULTY AND STAFF Retirement income and financial planning.
Edwin Jackson, Certified Financial
Planner. Ascot Financial Services
Limited. Investments, life insurance,
annuities, know-how. Call 604-224-
TRAVEL-TEACH ENGLISHJob guarantee. 5 day/40 hr. (Oct. 24-28; Dec.
5-9) tesol teacher certification
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University Blvd. Dr. Chris Hodgson
(physician), for appointment call
604-222-2273 (222-CARE). Dr. Charles
Borton (dentist), please call 604-838-
all men's and women's dress shoes.
Rockport, Timberland, Cole Haan,
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Birkenstock, etc. We sell all shoe
care, laces, insole and also cut keys.
4465 W. 10th Ave. (Sasamat and 10th
Ave.) 10% off for ubc students. Call
bookbinding studio. Handcrafted
books and albums. Unique gifts.
Design services for personal publishing projects. For a free design catalogue, e-mail bookworks@canada.com.
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Research chair in children's
diseases a first in Canada
Foundation for Children with Intestinal and Liver
Disorders raised $3.5 million to fund chair
by Hilary Thomson staffwriter
pediatric gastroenterology in Canada, valued at $3.5 million, has
been established at ubc.
"This is a remarkable addition
to our medical research program,"
says President Martha Piper. "The
new knowledge generated will
provide real momentum in advancing care for these devastating
Research chair funding—including a $500,000 contribution
from ubc—was raised by the
child Foundation (Children with
Intestinal and Liver Disorders)
which began in 1995 to find a cure
for disorders such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and liver
The recruitment of a researcher
to fill the position is under way.
Research will be based at bc's Children's Hospital, currently the only
consultation and treatment centre
in the province for pediatric gastrointestinal disorders. One-third
of all pediatric consultations in
the province relate to digestive
system problems.
"This endowed chair has been
made possible by very many caring people," says Grace McCarthy,
president of the child Foundation. "From large donations from
industry and companies to the efforts of children who have collected small amounts of change, we
have had wonderful support. We
are especially pleased to have had
a provincial government contribution of $ 1 million."
Disorders may be acute or
chronic and affect children of any
age from premature babies to adolescents. Symptoms of Crohn's
disease and ulcerative colitis include inflammation and ulceration of the digestive tract, pain,
bloody diarrhea, vomiting, chronic fatigue and extreme weight loss
or gain.
Children with these diseases experience significant absences from
school and many hospitalizations
and medical interventions.
Treatment includes steroid
drugs followed by a series of medications taken daily for life or surgery to remove ulcerated areas of
the digestive tract, including colostomy.
ubc Dean of Medicine Dr. John
Cairns says, "The child Foundation began their efforts by establishing a $3 million goal with volunteers from the community.
They have delivered on that promise and at the same time raised
awareness in our province and
elsewhere of these diseases which,
because of their nature, were seldom discussed."
"Our dream of a Centre of Excellence in Gastroenterology is
now a reality," McCarthy says.
"Our focus now is the funding for
a state ofthe art laboratory. A program of care from research bench
to bedside gives patients help and
More information about child
can be found at www.child.ca.
Law students learn, fill
vital need at same time
Outreach programs operated by Law students serve
community organizations and fellow ubc students
by Don Wells staffwriter
long before the terms "community service" and "experiential
learning" became buzz phrases at
ubc, Law students were taking to
the streets in droves, thanks to the
faculty's long-held commitment to
clinical education programs.
Volunteerism through clinical
education has been a hallmark of
the faculty since the early '70s.
The Criminal Clinic, founded in
1974, is an academic program that
lets students assist in the defense
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to the
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or prosecution of clients charged
with summary offenses who can't
afford lawyers and don't qualify
for legal aid.
Alternatively, Law students can
participate in the Legal Clinic program, providing clients with a wide
range of legal services ranging
from landlord-tenant disputes to
criminal defense work-
in 1996 the program was replaced by the First Nations Legal
Clinic. Working out of a Downtown Eastside office provided by
the Legal Service Society of bc, six
students per term work alongside
practicing lawyers and receive
credit towards degrees in the First
Nations Law Program.
It's difficult to say how many students have honed their skills while
lending a hand to those in need, but
the demand is overwhelming.
"The point is to teach skills, but
the wonderful offshoot is that the
students get to provide a much-
needed public service," says Nancy
Wiggs, an administrator who oversees the Criminal Clinic. "We could
quadruple the size of these programs and still not be able to meet
the need."
In addition to the clinical programs, the faculty also supports
two other initiatives designed to
combine experiential learning
with community service.
The Law Students Legal Advice
Program (lslap) is administered
by an independent organization of
students with additional support
provided by the provincially funded Community Legal Assistance
By far the largest outreach program, lslap involves approximately 150 first- and second-year
students working out of community centres throughout the Lower
Mainland. Although not part of an
academic program, students who
volunteer for a third year may receive credit.
In addition to serving the needs
of individuals in the community,
Law students can also volunteer to
serve community organizations
through the Pro Bono Program.
Now in its third year, the Pro Bono
Program is administered by two
paid students who link organizations with volunteers to provide
research services and other types
of legal support work.
Law students also lend their
time and skills to a number of
campus and community organizations. The Student Legal Fund Society, for example, is an ams society that uses law students to research potentially precedent-setting cases of significance to ubc
students, and assist practicing
lawyers to prepare cases.
Honour Roll
five members of the ubc
community have been named
to the Order of Canada.
Microbiology and Immunology Prof. Bob Hancock's work
in antibiotic resistance has led
to the development of a new
class of antibiotics. Named as
an officer ofthe order, Hancock
is also a Canada Research chair
in Genomics and Health. A faculty member since 1978, he directs ubc's Centre for Microbial Disease and Host Defense research.
Prof. Bob Hancock
Julia Levy was a member of
ubc's Microbiology Dept. from
1958 until her retirement in
She founded and is currently
president and chief executive
officer of qlt Inc., a leading biotech pharmaceutical company. Its best-known product, Vis-
udyne", is used to treat age-related blindness.
Levy was named as an officer
ofthe order.
Adj. Prof. Beverly Witter Du
Gas is recognized for her leadership in nursing curriculum
development. Her 1967 text on
patient care has been used in
more than 40 countries. She
currently serves as a consultant
with the World Health Organization.
qlt ceo Julia Levy
Pediatrics Prof. Emeritus Geoffrey Robinson, was instrumental in establishing provincial programs for children with
hearing disorders, visual impairments and other disabilities. He specializes in fetal alcohol syndrome and has contributed significantly to establishing outreach and prevention
Irwin Stewart, a professor
emeritus of Surgery has set up
clinics in remote areas of bc
and organized clinics and surgical training in many developing countries. His research
has   focused   on   childhood
deafness and he is involved with
numerous international health
care projects.
Du Gas, Robinson and Stewart
were named as members ofthe order.
The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement and service
in various fields of human endeavour.
The Marine Fisheries Section of
the American Fisheries Society
has selected Zoology Prof. Daniel
Pauly of the ubc Fisheries Centre
as this year's recipient ofthe Oscar
E. Sette Award.
The award has been presented annually since 1991 and recognizes
outstanding lifetime contribution
in the field of marine fisheries.
An expert on global fisheries issues, Pauly is co-editor of FishBase,
a computerized encyclopedia of
fish that provides online data on
the biology of every known species
in the world's marine and fresh waters.
FishBase is designed for fisheries managers, researchers, teachers, students, conservationists, environmental consultants, muse-
Zoology Prof. Daniel Pauly
urns, aquariums and the general
In 1999, he received a $3-million
grant from Philadelphia-based
Pew Charitable Trusts for a two-
year study by an international
team of researchers of the impact
of excessive fishing on the structure of marine ecosystems of the
North Atlantic.
The grant was recently renewed
for another two years and will be
devoted to a similar study of the
Central and South Atlantic.
Dr. Martin Gleave, a professor
of Surgery, has been given The William E. Rawls Prize, awarded for
excellence in cancer research from
the National Cancer Institute of
Canada (ncic).
The prize of a $20,000 research
award and a $1,000 prize is given to
honour and encourage a promising investigator early in his or her
Gleave, a faculty member
since 1992, is a urologist who
specializes in prostate cancer research and examines the molecular basis of progression of prostate cancer. He works at the
Prostate Cancer Research Centre, headquartered at the Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre.
The award is named after a
former president ofthe ncic. 8  |  UBC  REPORTS  |  SEPTEMBER  20,  2001
New Visions
ubc's newest faculty members bring
ideas for change, new insights and a
determination to succeed
Asst. Prof. Jenny Bryan
Assoc. Prof. Sandra Chamberlain
Asst. Prof. Doug Harris
Yvonne McLeod
with more than 45 per cent of
ubc faculty expected to retire
within four years, attracting scholars to ubc is one ofthe university's
key strategies. This year ubc has
significantly advanced its goal of
recruiting outstanding faculty
with the addition of 106 professors
and librarians, bringing the total
for this group to 1,728.
The following are six of the
university's newest researchers
and teachers. More new faculty
will be profiled in the next issue
of ubc Reports.
Jenny Bryan
assistant professor, joint appointment in Biotechnology Laboratory and Statistics Department,
Faculty of Science; Biostatistician
at the Microarray Center in the
Prostate Center of Vancouver General Hospital
background: phd, Biostatis-
tics, University of California, Berkeley
courses taught: Statistical
Topics in Computational Biology
teaching objective: To get
students excited about quantitative problems arising from current
research in biology.
Asst. Prof. Robert Rohling
research objective: To develop and implement statistical
methods that advance research
in biology, especially in the areas
of molecular biology and genomics
why attracted to ubc: I was
impressed by all three departments I am affiliated with in terms
of research quality and activity,
and fell in love with Vancouver.
associate professor, Accounting, Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration
background: phd, University
of Chicago
courses taught: All levels of
Managerial Accounting, Introductory Financial Accounting
teaching objective: To teach
students how to use accounting
inputs to make good business decisions and to teach themselves
more about accounting information outside a classroom setting.
research objective: My research has the objective of understanding how businesses make
accounting   choices,   and   how
Asst. Prof. MayaYazigi
those choices affect investment
and financing outcomes. Most of
my research is empirically based,
and is carried out on financial institutions.
why attracted to ubc: On a
professional level, the Faculty of
Commerce is known for its excellence in research and its high degree of collegiality. The students
are curious, intelligent and motivated. Taking all of this together, I
felt that ubc would be a place
where I could thrive in my academic life. On a personal level,
Vancouver is hard to beat for its
mix of urban and outdoor amenities and its cultural diversity.
Doug Harris
assistant professor, Faculty of
background: Currently completing a Doctor of Jurisprudence
(djur) at Osgoode Hall Law
School, York University.
courses taught: Property
Law, Legal History
teaching objective: To excite students about the study of
law and the possibilities of a legal
education, and to help them explore law as one of central institu
tions in human society.
research objective: To investigate the roots of the contemporary conflict over fish and
fisheries between Aboriginal and
non-Aboriginal fishers on the Pacific coast, and to understand the
role of law in that conflict.
join a strong faculty at an outstanding teaching and research
university that is located in the
midst of my research interests,
.ind because of strong family connections to Vancouver and British
director, Native Indian Teacher
Education Program (nite), Faculty of Education
background: phd, University
of Regina
courses taught: Overseeing
the nite Program
teaching objective: One of
my goals is to ensure we have a
strong First Nations community
perspective in elementary education by working with First Nations communities and institutions and through partnerships
and collaborations with education stakeholders.
research objective: For the
nite program, I'm focusing on designing a secondary teacher education program this year. In my
own area of research, I'm looking
at the leadership styles of First Nations women who are currently in
community leader roles to find out
whether they're following traditional First Nations models of
was with the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College in Regina
for many years, and I felt I needed to look at education from another perspective. I'm thankful
to have the opportunity to come
to ubc to promote First Nations
assistant professor, Electrical
and Computer Engineering and
Mechanical Engineering departments, Faculty of Applied Science
background: phd, Information Engineering, University of
courses taught: Real Time
Control Systems, an Electrical Engineering course for non-Electrical
Engineering students.
teaching objective: To teach
people how to use computers to
solve real life problems in the control or automation of mechanical
systems such as cars, assembly
lines, and hydroelectric or chemical processing plants.
research objective. With my
background in biomedical engineering, I am currently working on
developing a technique called 3D
ultrasound to improve upon the
diagnostic utility of regular two-dimensional ultrasound images.
why attracted to ubc: Ten
years to the day I graduated from
ubc (with a basc in Engineering
Physics), I returned to start teaching. I've got old friends and colleagues here and ubc has a reputation as a top research university
and is well-funded.
Maya Yazigi
assistant professor, Classical,
Near Eastern and Religious Studies Dept., Faculty of Arts
background: phd, Islamic
Studies, University of California in
Los Angeles
courses taught: The Heritage
of Islam, Islamic Art and Architecture, and Women in Islam
teaching objectives: What I
teach is Islamic Studies. I will be
offering a variety of courses dealing with many aspects of the Islamic World: history, religion and
culture. I also hope to teach the
Arabic language at different levels.
research objectives: My research deals with the political and
social history of seventh century
Arabia, focusing on the alliances
that prevailed during that period.
In studying this topic, I make use
of Arabic genealogical sources that
have been seldom used for historical inquiry. I intend, at a later
stage, to investigate this type of literature in greater depth, not only
as a specific literary genre, but also
as a tool for historical study.
why attracted to ubc: My
training in the field of Islamic
Studies has been highly interdisciplinary. I found, therefore, the wide
scope and interdisciplinary nature
ofthe ubc Dept. of Classical, Near-
Eastern and Religious Studies to
be most appealing, ubc also gave
me the opportunity of contributing to an exciting program that we
hope to see expand even further in
the future.


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