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UBC Archives Serial
SrECiAL Great Trek Edition
The University Of British Columbia    •    Volume 36    •    Number 16    •    September io, 1990
1,200 students march
to Point Grey to urge
Victoria to build campus
For 16-year-old Dorothy Washington, it was the most exciting day
of her young life.
The first-year UBC Arts student
was marching through the streets of
downtown Vancouver chanting and
singing with 1,200 other students,
virtually the entire campus. It was
Oct. 28,1922.
"To be on the march to Point
Grey was a big thrill," she recalls
now. "We thought it was a great
Washington is one of about 30
of the original Great Trekkers who
will be retracing their footsteps by
bus as part of UBC's 75th anniversary Homecoming Week.
When they drive that route on
Sept. 27, they will be reliving the
single most evocative moment in the
university's history.
The Great Trek stirred a foot-
dragging government to action, resulting in the birt h of the present-day
campus and setting a standard of
student commitment.
' 'I think it was important because
it showed that you can influence
public opinion," says another ofthe
surviving Trekkers, Harry Warren.
The university's Point Grey
campus was originally slated to open
in the Fall of 1913, but delays and
the outbreak of war put those plans
on hold.
For more than a decade, the bare
girders of the incomplete Science
Building rusted in the rain, ringed by
a silent forest.
In 1915, the new university
opened instead in temporary wooden
buildings on the Fairview site of
Vancouver General Hospital. Enrolment swelled to 1,176 students at
the end of the First World War.
Classes were taught in shacks,
churches, attics and nearby homes.
Students in the auditorium literally
sat in the rafters.
"Chemistry labs were held in a
makeshift tent," says Warren, then a
student in Geological Engineering.
"We felt that it was time to let the
public know that we deserved to go
to Point Grey."
Clutching sheafs of petitions, the
students fanned out across the province to work at summer jobs.
Joseph Kania, one of Warren's
six classmates in Geological Engineering, went to Trail, where he
worked at the smelter.
"I knew everyone there, so I was
able to get about 600 or 700 signatures," he says. "Only one other
student topped that. He collected
2,000 signatures by standing at the
Please see POINT on Page 2
About 1200 students gather in downtown Vancouver in preparation for die Great Trek to Point Grey to pressure a
flioto courtesy UBC Archives
UBC achieves
international status
She is five years older than I am.
Three score and 15, my Alma Mater.
Foster Mother ofthe Year. Single mom
to tens of thousands of greying grads
like me, who are grateful that so much
could be learned at our mother's knee,
when that joint was briskly applied to
the groin (final exams).
Unlike most, I am still tied physi-
UBC President David Strangway receives a Bachelors degree from
University of Toronto in 1956.
As we welcome our alumni to
UBC during Homecoming Week, I
can't help but think about the many
challenges faced by the original Great
Trekkers and builders of UBC, who
set out on a road full of obstacles and
uncertainties in their quest to establish a great university.
During the past 75 years, UBC
has grown into an internationally respected university, one that I am
very proud to be associated with. I
extend my best wishes not only to
our alumni, but also UBC's faculty,
staff and students, many of whom
have set foot on the Point Grey campus for the first time just this month.
Happy Anniversary and remember, Tuum Est — It's Yours.
Ken Bagshaw, Chairman ofthe Board
ofGovernors, graduatedfrom UBC s
Law school in 1964.
On behalf of the members of the
Board of Governors, I would like to
extend congratulations and best wishes
to the University of British Columbia
on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.
All of ns are proud tobe involved with
this splendid university during this
very significant time in its history. We
trust that the next 75 years will be just
as illustrious as those in the past; and
the board joins with me in wishing all
possible progress and success in the future.
cally to the Silver Cord. Whenlbiked
to UBC classes in '37,1 lived in a house
on the verge ofthe University Endowment Lands. I still live in a house beside
what is now called Pacific Spirit Park,
and bike to the campus for recreation
that some might see as an unhealthy
attachment to the maternal. Intellectual
Actually, though, I have evolved,
in terms of campus destination. From
the University Pub to the University
Hospital. While I am unfamiliar with
many of the other new buildings, the
ravages of time have assured my regularly attending studies in Radiology,
like, I have had abrain scan. They said
they found nothing.
I love what they have done with
the Vascular Lab. (Ask for Jimmy.
Tell him I sent you. You may need a
referral from your doctor as well, but
it's well worth the effort:, just to watch
and hear your own heart pumping—
whoosh! whoosh! whoosh!—on the
monitor. Beats hell out of English 100.)
I also like what they have done
with the foyer of Emergency. For one
thing, it is close to the cycle paths that I
wheeze along. I can have a cardiac
arrest anywhere along the miles of wilderness trails, and be within crawling
distance of some of the most sophisticated medical equipment in the world.
Find that at the U of T!
Although my bike runs have yet
to carry me over the cliff of Foreshore
Park, I am told that UBC wields the
cutting edge of anatomical research,
thanks to the Faculty of Wreck Beach.
Today's medical students—lucky beggars—merely have to slither down to
the tidal amphitheatre to observe how
Please see TRIUMF on Page 2
Chancellor Leslie Peterson graduated
from UBC's Law school in 1949.
The accessibility to and the quality of higher education is becoming
increasingly important in this growing and dynamic province. For the
past 75 years, the University of British Columbia has provided outstanding academic leadership and made a
significant contribution to the quality
of life and education in British Columbia. In celebrating this diamond
anniversary, I am pleased and proud
as Chancellor to extend my sincere
birthday wishes to acknowledge the
great contribution that so many generations have made to our university,
and to wish it well in the future. May
its great tradition of excellence and
service continue to flourish for the
benefit of many generations to come.
Grades no indication
of success
in later life
He cut classes, crammed for exams
and was lucky not to flunk out during
his two years at the University of British Columbia.
Pierre Berton, who will be pre
sented Sept 27 with the Great Trekker
award at a gala dinner that caps UBC's
75th anniversary, is living proof that
grades in school are no indication of
success in later life.
Instead of studying, Berton was editing the Tuesday Ubyssey, covering
the campus for the Vancouver News-
Herald and helping edit the Point Grey
"I went to few lectures. I never
went to classes at all on press days," he
A mediocre history student.
Berton became the foremost champion
and chronicler of Canadian history.
A passable pupil of English, he
went on to feme as a reporter, columnist, broadcaster, editor and author. He
has written 36 books (including his
latest. The Great Depression) and won
three Governor General awards.
Baton's achievements are prodigious: Honorary Degrees from 12 universities, Stephen Leaccck Medal for
Humor, two National Newspaper
Awards, Companion of the Order of
Canada, a lengthy career on radio and
If you went looking for the young
Berton in the years 1939-41 you
would find him in the basement of
Brock Hall, working long hours writing and editing the Ubyssey. This was
his classroom, where he learned the
skills that would launch his meteoric
"I gave little thought to lectures or
curriculum but instead went straight to
the offices of the Publications Board,
where the Ubyssey, the Totem (the
university annual) and the Tillicum
(the student handbook) were all produced," he recalled in his autobiography Starting Out.
One of the stories Berton wrote for
the Ubyssey was a paean to the Great
"It's an old story," Berton began,
although it was only 18 years after the
Trek took place, "but it's worth telling
Berton urged students to make a
pilgrimage to the stone cairn the
Trekkers had built on Main Mall and
pay homage to their spirit and determination.
"The Tuum Est motto was taken
very seriously at UBC because of the
traditions of the Great Trek," he says
now. "That caim was a big thing, it
meant a lot"
Berton came to UBC after two
years of study at Victoria College. Bom
in the Yukon, he worked in mining
camps to pay his university tuition
The Ubyssey was the main reason
Please see BERTON on Page 2 UBCREPORTS, September20.1990
fTwto courtesy UBC Archives
When the students on the Great Trek readied Point Grey, (hey climbed onto timeframe ofthe Science Building to sing and chat.
ON SEPT 24, GOAL SET AT $240,000
Organizers of this year's United
Way campus campaign have set a goal
of $240,000, an increase of 20 pa-
cent over last year.
The United Way is a volunteer-
led, registered charitable organization
committed to caring for people through
funding for its agencies and other non-
member organizations.
The campus drive, which officially
Jocks off Sept 24 and runs through to
the end of October, is a particularly
appropriate charity for the university
to endorse, said Jim Richards, Dean of
Agricultural Sciences and chair of this
year's fundraiser.
"It provides people with an opportunity to channel their charitable giving to any organization they wish,"
explained Richards. "The United
Way is very versatile and can accommodate anyone's interest It also gives
us a chance to support the community
as a whole, including the campus community."
Continued from Page 1
Baton came to the university. He had
seen other UBC grads parlay their student apprenticeship into real newspaper jobs.
"I went to UBC specifically to
work on the Ubyssey and get a job on
one ofthe Vancouver dailies. It was a
good journalism course," he said.
Berton had illustrious company.
Among the Ubyssey writers were Eric
Nicol, honing his skills as a humorist
with a weekly column, Patrick
KeaUey, who went on to Fleet Street
and CBC Renaissance Man Lister
Sinclair. Soon-to-be-legendary CBC
broadcaster Norman Depoe was also
an acquaintance.
Berton said he and his cohorts had
no sense of themselves as a golden
group destined for greatness.
"We never thought that way at all.
We were just having fun putting out
the newspaper," he said. "I wanted to
become a newspaper reporter, but my
ambitions never went beyond that."
It was also in the offices of the Publications Board that Berton met Janet
Walker, editor of the Tillicum and the
Friday Ubyssey. Today, after more
than four decades of marriage and eight
children, they live in Kleinberg, north
of Toronto.
Working on the Ubyssey allowed ,
Berton to sharpen his legendary nose
for news. Walking down Main Mall, a
Norwegian visitor to campus asked
him for directions^ Berton quizzed the
young academic and discovered he had
spent a year among South Pacific
headhunteis. He wrote a feature on the
adventures of the as-yet unknown
Thor HeyerdahL
Berton also aspired to be a broadcaster, and although a campus radio station was just a dream, there was a thriving Radio Society. Baton's voice was
first heard over the airwaves as he read
the campus news during a weekly IS
minute spot on radio station CJOR.
It was a lighthearted era, Berton recalls, despite the ominous news from
the war in Europe. Jazz concerts and
hamburgers at the White Spot filled
his free time. Hijfnks and spoofs brightened the pages of the paper. Once, he
accidendy spilled an entire bowl of
soup on then-Applied Science head
Gordon Shrum.
By graduation, Berton had acquired
the skills — reporting, editing, page
makeup, headline writing — that
landed him a job at the News-Herald.
At 21, he became the youngest city
editor in the country.
Berton has returned to UBC many
times since, but finds the campus now
"It was a small university back
then. There were only 2,100 students
and two permanent buildings."
In 1985,he was given an honorary
Doctor of Letters, sharing the platform
with Stuart Keate, another Ubyssey
staffer who had a distinguished career
in journalism. He has also won the
Alumni Award of Distinction and
delivered Vancouver Institute
Richards hopes that 30 per cent of
UBC's faculty and staff will participate
in this year's campus campaign, an increase of eight per cent over the 1989
participation rate of 22 per cent.
The slogan for 1990 is UBC
United Way Campaign — It's Yours.
"It's your campaign and we would
like to make sure no one forgets that it's
on." said Richards.
He recommended that anyone
interested in helping to raise awareness
of the campaign within their own department or office can best do so by
becoming a volunteer.
Richards hopes that UBC students, as well as faculty and staff, will
also participate in the campus campaign
by organizing special fundraising
Dick Meyers, 1990 campaign
chair of the United Way of the Lower
Mainland, also encourages support
through UBC's United Way campaign.
' 'The United Way is the best way I
can help those in need. I believe it is the
most worthwhile charity to support. It
assists over 100 charitable organizations in Vancouver and the Lower
Mainland and without this support,
these agencies would have difficulty
surviving," he said.
Faculty and staff will be asked for
their support in a personalized mail
campaign scheduled for the end of Sep
tember Payroll deductions are available
for most employees.
For more information, or to become
a United Way campus campaign volunteer, call 228-3105.
It Brings Out The Best
In AU Of Us.
UBC - United Way
'It's Yours"
SEPT 22,1925
Continued from Page 1
entrance to the PNE."
They collected more than 56,000
signatures that summer, a staggering
total in a province with barely
500,000 people.
The students also organized a
march, a trek to Point Grey that
would dramatize the need for a new
On Oct. 28, a motley parade of
trucks, makeshift floats and a couple
of marching bands wound through
the streets of downtown Vancouver.
"We had a lot of old jalopies,"
said Warren. "Students didn't have
many cars in those days, but we
mustered up those that could be had.
It was enough to make quite a show."
Kama rode in a car decorated to
illustrate conditions at Fairview.
"We were packed in like sardines,"
he says.
The Trekkers honked and waved
their way down Main, Hastings and
Granville streets, attracting bemused
and supportive crowds.
' 'They were cheering us along all
the way," recalls Kania.
Says Warren: "I blush to think
about it, but we told the good people
of Vancouver that the university
wouldn't cost them a cent. The Endowment Lands would pay for all of
At Davie Street, the marchers
hopped aboard B.C. Electric streetcars for a ride to 10th and Sasamat.
Then it was on foot though the forest
to Point Grey.
The students climbed onto the
frame of the Science Building —
Kania and Warren clambered to the
very top — to wave banners, sing,
shout and chant. Then they formed a
giant U-B-C to lay claim to the site.
Washington remembers she was in
"The excitement was very high.
We felt like we were making history, and I guess we were," she says.
Before they left, they tossed rocks
picked up along the march route into
a hollow cairn, which still stands in
front of the Chemistry Building.
Ab Richards, President-elect of
the Alma Mater Society, said in a
speech that the cairn was built "not
as a monument to the campaign
committee or to the student body but
to mark...a milestone in the history of
the university, and a landmark for
the future."
The Build the University campaign wasn't over yet.
A committee went to the Legislature in Victoria, where six pageboys
were needed to lay the reams of paper
of the petition before the speaker.
Richards spoke to the House, and the
committee met with Premier John
In the face of such a well orchestrated campaign, with its wide public support, the government recanted,
and authorized a loan of $1.5 million
to resume construction of the Point
Grey campus.
The first classes were held here
on Sept. 22,1925.
Joseph Kania went on to become
an investment consultant with Pemberton Securities, and continue his
association with UBC as a member of
Senate and part-time teacher.
Harry Warren is a Professor
Emeritus of Geological Sciences. He
retired in 1973 but still conducts
research at the university and keeps
regular office hours.
Dorothy Washington became an
expert in childhood speech defects
and is an Assistant Professor Emerita of Education. She retired in 1971.
UBC's first graduating class in Arts, 2916
ftwto courtesy UBC Archives
Continued from Page 1
the naked human body reacts to contact
with a frisbee, among other things, and
to see whole families frolicking in a
state of innocence usually found only
in the Amazonian jungle.
During the years I attended the
University, Tower Beach became out
of bounds because the Department of
Defence put a cannon there. It was
naked, but I never saw it Hence my
graduating as a virgin. I have never
forgiven Emperor Hirohito.
And much as I appreciate the way
the Triumf meson facility clears my sinuses when I pedal past it I hope that I
have gone to that great bike rack in the
sky before they build the mega-particle-
accelerator that will hurl subatomic
shrapnel under the cowbams, giving
Bessie Big-Bang buttermilk.
Unlike the Musqueam Indians,
who have lived in the area slighdy
longer than I have, I can lay no claim to
this peninsular paradise that is the
UBC campus. Occasionally, biking
through the park, I hear the sound of
the drum drifting up on the south-easterly. Simon Fraser had sense enough to
retreat up the river when he heard that
menacing throb. I wish that my adoptive mother too may desist from empire-
building, respecting the spiritual presence of this wondrous forest.
That, surely, was the most enduring memory we absorbed from knowing Marregardless of our choice of academic discipline, we remember that
sublime conjunction of book learning
with the enriched course of autumn's
fog rolling in off the Strait, scented with
salt chuck, and with the sandpiper
claiming the playing field of an
evening, and of course the mating
stridulation of a bicycle bell. UBC REPORTS Sept. 20.1990       3
Fitness Group founder
Crompton named to Board
Barbara Crompton, founder of the
Fitness Group, has been appointed to
UBC's Board ofGovernors.
Crompton, who established the
Fitness Group in 1978, is president of
B.C.'s Health Systems Group which
manages exercise, stress and nutrition
programs exclusively for corporate
A graduate of UBC (B.Ed '72),
Crompton received the Maxwell A.
Cameron Award in her graduating year
for academic excellence and most outstanding teaching performance in the
Faculty of Education.
She is also the recipient of several
awards for her notable achievements
as a fitness professional.
In 1984, Crompton was honored
with the Award of Merit from the British Columbia Parks and Recreation
Association for years of outstanding
contribution to the health and fitness
industry. More' recently, she was pre-
Barbara Crompton
sented with the 1990 UBC Alumni 75th
Anniversary Award of Merit for
achieving a high level of personal and
professional success.      <j
Crompton was a member of the
original task force committee formed
to create and implement a provincial
registration and education program for
fitness instructors, and was the Canadian representative for a world wide
organization for fitness professionals.
In the past she has been a member
of the advisory committee for the
Montreal-based Canadian Aerobic
Instructors Network and for the Vancouver Board of Trade's Corporate
Health Development Program.
Complementing her extensive experience in the health and fitness industry, Crompton is also actively involved in public speaking and community service.
Her appointment to UBC's Board
of Governors is effective immediately
for a three-year term.
"The university is honored to have
Ms. Crompton join the board," said
UBC President David Strangway. "We
welcome her leadership skills which
will be of invaluable service to UBC."
Management and professional
salaries raised 5 per cent
Individual salaries of all UBC management and professional staff have
been raised by five per cent retroactive
to July 1,1990.
The change to the compensation
plan was approved by the Board of
Governors at its meeting Sept. 6.
In addition, the eligibility for undergraduate tuition fee benefits has been
changed to include spouse and dependent children. Previously, only UBC
employees were entitled to the waiver.
The board also approved a discretionary and reclassification salary pool
to be distributed and administered
under each vice president. The salary
pool will allow adjustments to salaries
for individual staff members to recognize merit and/or service, and to deal
with anomaly situations.
"It is a pleasure to be able to convey
this information to all management and
professional staff of UBC," said President David Strangway.
The salary increase and any additional adjustment from the discretion-
ary pool are expected by the Oct. 31
The increases were based on recommendations by the President's
Advisory Committee on Management
and Professional Staff.
Parking restrictions applied
for September Ceremony
Parking will be restricted in lots
near the Old Auditorium during this
year's September Ceremony on Sept.
27. Faculty and staff lots adjacent to
the auditorium will be reserved for
dignitaries and guests attending the
The restricted lots will be identified
by orange barriers placed around them
by Parking and Security Services.
Honorary degrees will be conferred
on Beverly McLachlin, Justice of the
Supreme Court of Canada and a former associate professor of Law at UBC,
and Howard Petch, who recently retired as president of the University of
Victoria after 16 years. Dr. William
Webber, Associate Vice-president,
Faculty Relations, will receive the
Alumni Association Faculty Award.
in UBC
Deadline for the next
edition, which appears
on Oct. 4, is noon,
Monday Sept. 24
To place
an ad
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Thank you again for the write-up.
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The public is invited to a lecture by
Distinguished UBC Alumnus
Professor of Education and
Director for the Center for Educational Research
University of Washington
Tuesday, October 2,1990
8 p.m.
Woodward Lecture Theatre 2
University of British Columbia
Homecoming Week offers a
slew of activities and events
targeted at alumni and faculty from UBC's 12 faculties and
various professional schools.
Highlights include:
Thursday, Sept. 27
PHARMACY: Professional
Practice Night, 7:30 p.m. to 10
p.m., Faculty Club Ballroom.
Meet present and future colleagues. For more information,
call Marion Pearson at 228-
SOCIAL WORK: reception,
6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Graham
House. Guest speaker: Carole
Christensen, incoming director
of the school.
Saturday, Sept. 29
MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY: free tours for alumni,
noon and 1:30 p.m., museum
ARTS: McGowan Cup style
debate, 2 p.m., Rm. B104,
Buchanan Building. Resolve:
"The 21st century does not
need the liberal arts." Moderator: Dean of Arts Patricia
Marchak. Reception will follow.
SCIENCES: informal reception,
1 p.m. to4p.m., James Mather
Building. For more information,
call Verna
Pyplacz at 534-
3410 (evenings).
niversary ^
2 p.m., Lasserre Building,
for alumni, faculty and students.
For more information,    call    228-
reception, 1
p.m., Counselling
Psychology Department, 5780
Toronto Rd. Dinner and
dance, 6 p.m., Arbutus Club.
For more information, call 228-
ENGINEERING: tours, 3 p.m.
to 5 p.m., Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building. Faculty, alumni and students welcome. Presentation by Dean
Axel Meisen on UBC Engineering Through the 1990s. Reception, 5 p.m., Faculty Lounge.
For more information, call Bob
Gill, 663-3369 or Don Piercy,
GEOGRAPHY: Geography
Alumni Alliance annual general meeting, 11 a.m.,Rm. 100,
Geography Building; luncheon, noon, Faculty Club.
Guided walking tours of the
campus leave the Faculty
Club at 1:30 p.m. Social get-
together, 2:30 p.m., Geography Building. For more information, call 228-2663.
LAW: Expert systems computer demonstration and refreshments. Law School reception area, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
MUSIC: "A Calamity Quiz "
(Theatre/History 100 revisted)
and concert, 2:30 p.m., Recital
Hall. Interpretive presentation
and display of the Creative
and Performing Arts Centre
3:30 p.m., Music Building
Lobby. For more information,
call Dolya Konoval, 228-5574
or Donna Pollard, 942-3998.
NURSING: free tour of Museum of Anthropology, 2:30
p.m., museum foyer. Wine and
cheese reception, 4 p.m.,
Cecil Green Park; RSVP to 228-
tournament, 10 a.m.,
McCleery Golf Course. Reunion banquet, 6:30 p.m., Cecil
Green Park. For more information, call Kim McElroy, 228-2505.
reception for alumni, faculty
and undergraduate students,
7 p.m., Faculty Lounge, third
floor, UBC Acute Care Hospital. RSVP to Nancy Cho, 732-
5180 or Judith Forsyth, 228-
SCIENCE: check the information marquee at the corner of East Mall and University
Boulevard., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.,
for details on departmental
events. Reception, sponsored
by Dean Barry McBride in conjunction with several departments, 3 p.m., same corner.
CHEMISTRY: lectures, 1 p.m.,
1:40   p.m.,
2:20 p.m.,
Rm.   225,
Building. View
labs, new
Chemistry   Building, 3 p.m. Reception,     3:30     p.m.,
Chemistry Building.
STATISTICS:    tours,   2
p.m., reception, 3:30
tl~ p.m.  Details at marquee.
  ENCES: tour of facility,
'■«■■■»» 1 p.m., reception, 2
p.m., M.Y. Williams Geological
LIFE SCIENCES (Botany, Biology, Zoology): check information marquee.
reception, 1:30 p.m., foyer of
Wesbrook Building.
OCEANOGRAPHY: presentation and cocktail party, 3
p.m., Rm. 1465, Biological Sciences Building.
PHYSICS: tour, 2:30 p.m., labs
in Hennings, Hebb and new
Chemistry/Physics    Buildings;
reception to follow.
Sunday, Sept. 30
reception and tour for alumni
and faculty, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.,
Botanical Garden.   For more
information, call Judy Newton
at 228-4372.
Tuesday, Oct. 2
EDUCATION: guest lecture,
John Goodlad on Teachers for
Schools in a Democratic Society, 8 p.m., Woodward IRC #2;
all welcome.
For further information or
these or other Homecominc
events, call the Alumni Associa
tion at 228-3313. UBCREPORTS Sept.20.1990       4
September 23
October 6
Leon and Thea Koerner
Memorial Lecture
English Lecture: Virile Style. Prof. Patricia Parker, English, Stanford U., Calif.
Buchanan A-203 at 12:30pm. Call 228-
International House Workshop
Using The Library. Int'l. House Upper
Lounge from 12:30-1:30pm. All welcome.
Call 228-3264.
English Seminar
■h^^m Discussion On Rhetoric,
^^^ Style And The Male Body,
^^^^h Prof. Patricia Parker, Eng-
^■^ lish, Stanford U., Calif.
^^*^^ Buchanan Penthouse at
■■■■■■» 3:30pm. Call 228-4081.
Cancer Research Seminar
Monday Noon-Hour Series. Combined
Somatic Cell And Molecular Genetics
Approaches To Cloning The Gene For
The Inherited Cancer MEN2A. Dr. Paul
Goodfellow, Medical Genetics, UBC. B.C.
Cancer Research Centre Lecture Theatre,
601 W. 10th Ave. from 12noon-1pm. Call
Law Lectures
Japanese Legal Studies. Abortion And
The Law In Japan. Prof. Kyoko Kinjo,
Tsuda U. Tokyo, attorney, author and
Japan's leading legal feminist. Curtis Law
Building 176 (MootCourt). Call 228-4780.
History Of Medicine Seminar
Plague in San Francisco, I900-I908: Social, Political and Scientific Issues. Dr.
Guenter Risse, Head, History of Health
Sciences, U. of Calif., San Francisco. IRC
G. 41/42 from 3:30-4:30pm. Call 228-
History Of Medicine Lecture
The Reconstruction Of Clinical Activities:
Patient Records In Medical History. Dr.
Guenter Risse, Head, History Of Health
Sciences, U. of Calif., San Francisco. IRC
#3 from 12:30-1:30 pm. Call 228-3610.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Immune System Network Theory. Dr.
Geoffrey Hoffmann, Physics, UBC. Math
229 at 3:45pm. Call 228-4584.
Astronomy Seminar
Evolution Of Spectra Of Planetary Nebulae. Dr. Kevin Volk, Geophysics/Astronomy. U. of Calgary. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Coffee at 3:30pm. Call
Biochemistry Seminar
Physics And Stamp Collecting: Protein Crystallography Twenty-Five Years
After Lysozyme. Sir David
Phillips, FRS, prof., Molecular Biophysics, Oxford,
England.   IRC #4 at 3:45pm.   Call 228-
UBC Reports is the faculty and
staff newspaper of the University
of British Columbia. It is published every second Thursday by
the UBC Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1W5.
Telephone 228-3131.
Advertising inquiries: 228-4775.
Director: Margaret Nevin
Managing Editor: Steve Crombie
Editor: Howard Fluxgold
Contributors: Connie Filletti,
Paula Martin, Jo Moss
and Gavin Wilson.
For events in the period Oct. 7 to Oct. 20 notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar forms no later
than noon on Wednesday, Sept. 26 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Room 207, Old Administration
Building. For more information call 228-3131. The next edition of UBC Reports wil be published Oct. 4. Notices exceeding 35
words may be edited.
Lectures in Modern Chemistry
Lifetimes Of Electron-Deficient Intermediates Of Biological Systems. Dr. Rob
McClelland, Chemistry, U. of Toronto.
Chemistry Building B250 at 1pm. Call
Office for Women
Students Workshop
Orientation Session for
mature students after a 5
or more year break from
academia. Time management, goal setting, anxiety
reduction. Brock 204D
from12:30-2:20pm. Call 228-2415.
Religious Studies Colloquium
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. The History Of Jewish Reading In Renaissance Italy - A New Methodological Approach. Professor T.
Baruchson, Bar-llan University, Tel Aviv.
Main Library, north wing, top floor, room
835 at 11:30am. Call 228-4991.
Faculty of Commerce Seminar
Marketing Management Versus Central
Planning System: Comparative Analysis
Based on Selected Criteria. Marek Pry-
mon, assoc. prof, and Head, Marketing
Management, The Academy of Economics, Warsaw. Henry Angus Penthouse at
10:30am. Call 224-8329/8314.
Cecil and Ida Green Visiting
Professor Seminar
On Being A Modular Organism. Dr. John
Harper, Professor Emeritus, Plant Biology, University Coll. Of North Wales.
Biological Sciences 2000 at 4:30pm. Call
Pharmacology Seminar
Alzheimer's Disease And The Immune
System. Dr. Edith McGeer, Psychiatry,
UBC. Friedman (Anatomy) Lecture Hall
B, at 12 noon. Call 228-2575.
Physics Colloquium
Topological Quantum
Numbers And The Quantum Hall Effect. David
Thouless, U. of Washington. Hennings 201 at 4pm.
Call 228-3853.
Pacific Coast Organic
Chemistry Lecture
The Superbase Approach To Regio and
Stereoselective Carbon-Carbon Linking.
Prof. Manfred Schlosser, Chemistry, U. of
Lausanne, Switzerland. Chemistry B250
at 1pm. Call 228-3402.
Philosophy Department
Visiting Speakers
Justice, Autonomy and Equality. A.M.
McLeod. Buchanan D-336 at 12:30pm.
Call 228-2621.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Ankle Sprains. Dr. R.J.
Claridge. VGH Eye Care
Centre Auditorium at
7:30am. Call 875-4646.
Geography Colloquium
Everyday Life And Symbolic Discontent.
Professor Allan Pred, U. of Calif. Berkeley.
Geography 201 at 3:30pm. Call 228-3268.
Law Lectures
Japanese Legal Studies. Abortion And
The Law In Japan. Prof. Kyoko Kinjo,
Tsuda U. Tokyo, attorney, author and
Japan's leading legal feminist. Curtis Law
Building 176 (Moot Court). Call 228-4780.
Faculty of Commerce Seminar
Directions Of Economic Recovery In Poland. Marek Prymon, assoc. prof, and
Head, Marketing Management, The Academy of Economics, Warsaw. Henry Angus Penthouse at 10:30am. Call 224-
International House Tai Chi
Demonstration and talk by Master S.L.
Yuan. All welcome. Int'l. House Upper
Lounge from 4:45-5:45pm. Call 228-3264.
Institute of Asian
Research Seminars
wmammym Attitudes Toward Popular
-^kSS Religion In Ritual Texts Of
^HL The Chinese State: The
"lf^\ Collected Statutes Of The
§r ' Great Ming. Dr. Daniel
■*«""^" Overmyer, Head, Asian
Studies, UBC. Asian Centre 604 at
3:30pm. Paper available now for pre-
lecture reading in A.C. room 403. Call
Committee On Lectures
President's History Lecture
Knowledge/Power   Relations In The Formation Of
The Canadian State.    B.
i j. ;: Curtis, assoc. prof., Soci
ology, Wilfred Laurier U.,
Waterloo.    Buchanan A-
104 at 12:30pm. Call 228-2561.
History Seminar
The Tutelary State: Canada Under the
Union. Bruce Curtis, assoc. prof., Sociology, Wilfred Laurier U., Waterloo. Buchanan Tower 1299 at 3:30pm. Call 228-
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Use Of Electrochemical Techniques In
Corrosion Research. Jennifer Been,
Research Engineer, Pulp and Paper
Centre, UBC. Chem. Eng. 206 at 3:30pm.
Call 228-3238.
Cecil and Ida Green Visiting
Professor Lecture
Science Lecture. On Being A Modular
Organism. John Harper, prof. Emeritus,
Plant Biology, University Coll. of North
Wales. Biosciences 2000 at 12:30pm.
Call 228-5675.
Cecil and Ida Green Lecture
Global Warming. John L. Harper, prof.
Emeritus and Director, Unit of Population
Biology, U. of North Wales; Agricultural
Research Council, UK. IRC #2 at 8:15pm.
Call 228-5675.
Faculty of Arts Debate
The 21st Century Does Not Need The
Liberal Arts. Chair: Dean Pat Marchak.
Speakers Profs. J. Powell (Anthropology),
I. Taylor (Botany), P. Harding (Classics),
J. Lavin (English). Buchanan A-104 at
2pm. Call 228-5122.
MONDAY, OCT. 1    j
Cancer Research Seminar
Monday Noon Hour Series.
Psychosocial Factors And
Survival In Lung Cancer
Patients. Dr. Greg Hislop,
Div. of Epidemiology, Biometry/Occupational Oncology, B.C.C.F. B.C. Cancer Research
Centre Lecture Theatre, 601 W. 10th Ave.
from 12noon-1pm. Call 877-6010.
Astronomy Seminar
Extragalactic Globular Cluster Systems:
Are Clusters Good Tracers Of Galaxy
Formation? Dr. Jean Brodie, Lick Observatory, U. of California, Santa Cruz. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Coffee at
3:30pm. Call 228-4134/2267.
Archaeological Institute Lecture
Israelites And Canaanites. Dr. Gloria
London, author and lecturer, Arch. Inst, of
America. Museum of Anthropology Theatre Gallery at 8pm. Call 228-2889.
Mechanical Engineering
MECH 598 Seminar
An Update On Manufacturing Research.
Yusuf Altintas, asst. prof., Mech. Eng.,
UBC. Civil/Mechanical Eng. 1202 from
3:30-4:30pm. Call 228-6200.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Genomic Region Encoding A Cluster Of
Membrane Proteins. David Baillie, Hon.
assoc. prof., Biological Sciences, SFU.
Hennings 202 at 8:30am. Coffee at
8:15am. Call 228-5311.
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
A New Way Of Looking At Chemical Association Via Hamiltonian Models. Dr.
George Stell, Chemistry, U. of New York,
Stonybrook, N.Y. Chemistry B250 at 1 pm.
Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call 228-3266.
Pentecostal Chaplaincy Lecture
Is   Christianity   Unique?
•  Linda Christiansen, Relig-
■■;. },■■'. , ious Studies, UBC. Bucha-
"';»•;; nan   B-324 from   12:30-
'-'"*■ 1:20pm. Call 222-0160.
Faculty Women's Club
General Meeting
Fashion World - 75 Years. Joanna Staniszkis, noted textile artist and assoc. prof.,
Family/Nutritional Sciences. New members welcome. Cecil Green Park House
at 9:30am. Call 222-1983.
OCT. 3.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Computational Boundary Method In The
Numerical Simulation Of Navier-Stokes
Equations. Mr. Hua Yang, Mathematics,
UBC. Math 229 at 3:45pm. Call 228-
Cecil And Ida Green
Visiting Professor
Arts Seminar. Perspectives On East-
Central European Literature. Author Milan Simecka, Councillor to Pres. Vaclav
Havel of Czechoslovakia.     Buchanan
Penthouse at 1:30pm. Call 228-5675.
Geography Colloquium
What's Love Got To Do With It? Reflections On The Family And The Reproduction Of Gender And Class Relations. Prof.
Geraldine Pratt, Geography, UBC. Geog.
201 at 3:30pm. Call 228-3268.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Metacarpophalangeal Arthroplasty. Chairman: Dr. R.W. McGraw. VGH Eye Care
Centre Auditorium at 7:30am. Call 875-
Pharmacology Seminar
Excitatory Amino Acid Nomenclature - A
Rose By Any Other Name? Dr. Kenneth
Curry, Physiology, Medicine/Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC. Friedman (Anatomy) Lecture Hall B from 11:30-12:30pm.
Call 228-2575.
Physics Colloquium
James Clerk Maxwell And The Rise Of
Modern Physics. Francis Everitt, W.W.
Hanson Laboratories, Stanford U. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 228-3853.
Psychiatry Academic
Lecture Program
Breakfast Meeting. Pharmacokinetics Of
Antipsychotic Drugs. Dr. A. Zigmond,
Consultant Psychiatrist, Highroyds Hospital, West Yorkshire, England. Holiday Inn,
711 West Broadway. Breakfast from 7:30-
8am; Lecture from 8-9am. Call 288-7325.
Philosophy Colloquium
Anti-Realism In Greek Philosophy. What
The Sceptics Saw And Burnyeat, Putnam,
et al, Missed. Leo Groarke, Wilfred Laurier U. Buchanan D-336 at 12:30pm. Call
Regent College Forum
Global Perspectives on Pentecostal Missions. Dr. Larry D. Pate, Director, Two-
Thirds World Mission. Regent College,
Room 100, 5800 University Blvd. from
11am to 12noon. Call 224-3245.
FRIDAY, OCT. 5     j
Cecil and Ida Green
Visiting Professor
L*£   "        Arts Lecture. FromObses-
" ""* sion To Dialogue? Beyond
Right/Left Thinking. Author
3        Milan Simecka, Councillor
-*f      to Pres. Vaclav Havel of
Czechoslovakia.    Buchanan A-104 at 12:30pm. Call 228-5675.
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Enhanced Removal Of Kraft Recovery
Boiler Fireside Deposits. Mark Martinez,
graduate student. Chem. Eng. 206 at
3:30pm. Call 228-3238.
Cecil and Ida Green Lecture
The Politics of Literature: The Restoration Of Freedom In Czechoslovakia. Dr.
Milan Simecka, Councillor To The President Of Czechoslovakia. IRC#2 at
8:15pm. Call 228-5675.
Awards And Financial Aid.
Rhodes Scholarships (1991) application
forms for Oxford are now available in the
UBC Awards Office. Candidates must be
Canadian citizens or persons domiciled in
Canada; have been born between Oct. 2/
66 and Oct. 1/72; be single and have
completed at least 3 years university by UBC REPORTS Sept. 20.1990       5
September 23
October 6
Oct. 1991. Awards Office, General Services/Administration 101 or call 228-5111.
Adam Smith Symposium
Dean Pat Marchak, Faculty of Arts, welcomes distinguished speakers from
around the world. Economics, History,
Moral Philosophy and Scholarship/Language/Criticism/Sociology. September 28-
29, South Plaza, SUB from 9-5pm. Registration $25. Call Dr. I. Ross at 228-
75TH Anniversary Conference
Global Environmental Change—The Implications for British Columbia. A special
forum with 15 invited speakers, chosen to
provide the best mix of international and
B.C. expertise, to explain the issues, clarify the impacts and discuss possible international and local responses. Sponsored
by UBC, The Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professorships, BC Ministries of the
Environment and Regional/Economic
Development and the Canadian Climate
Centre, Environment Canada. Sept. 24-
26, Coast Plaza Hotel. Call (604) 681-
5226 or Fax (604) 681-2503.
UBC Speakers Bureau
Would your group like to
know more about AIDS Research or Motivation in
Sport? More than 500
topics to choose from; most
speakers available free of
charge. Call 228-6167, Mon., Wed., Fri.,
Our Chiefs And Elders
Portraits of BC Native leaders, chiefs, chief
counsellors and elders by Kwaguitl photographer David Neel. Continues at the
Museum of Anthropology. Call 228-5087.
Asian Centre Art Exhibits
Until Oct. 1: Chinese Watercolours by
Lucille Shen. October 4-13: Chinese watercolours and acrylics by Nathan Szeto.
Asian Centre Auditorium, 11 am-5pm daily.
Call 228-2746.
Sports Medicine Study
Volunteers, female, age 18-35 needed to
> participate in study on Exercise and the
Menstrual Cycle. Fit, healthy, having normal menstrual cycles and not currently on
oral contraceptives. Physiological testing
provided. Allan McGavin Sports
Med.Centre, John Owen Pavilion, UBC.
Call Dr. Connie Lebrun 228-4045 or 980-
Badminton Club
Thursdays from 8:30-10:30pm and Fridays from 6:30-8:30pm in Gym A of the
Robert Osborne Centre. Cost is $15 plus
library card. Call Bernard 228-6209 or
«.     Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education and Recreation
through the John M. Buchanan Fitness
and Research Centre, administers a physical fitness assessment program. Students
$25, others $30. Call 228-4356.
Late afternoon curling starts Oct. 16. New
plus experienced curlers welcome. Thunderbird, Tuesday evenings, 5:15 or
7:15pm. Call Alex Finlayson at 738-7698
or Paul Willing at 228-5468.
|     Executive Programmes
One/two day business seminars. Sept.
p 24-Oct. 4. Series includes: New Manager
Guidelines, $450; Managing Upward $495;
Best Seller $350; Executives Computer
$550. Call 224-8400.
Co-ordinator, Health
Sciences Courses
St. John Ambulance Safety Oriented First
Aid (SOFA) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Offered to UBC students
on Saturdays in October and November.
SOFA, 8 hrs; CPR, 4.5 hrs. Fee: $20.
Pre-registration at IRC Mall Sept. 25/26,
10:30am-2:30pm. Call 228-5083.
English Language
Institute Courses
Evening ESL Courses. Start Oct. 1 or 2
and run twice a week for 8 weeks. Choose
from Conversation Skills; Speech; Fluency
and Pronunciation; Writing and Grammar;
and TOEFL Preparation. Call 222-5208.
Oct. and Nov. Tues. and Thurs. evenings
7-9pm. Professional Development Series
for Practicing Language Teachers. 7
workshops range from Improvisation in
the ESL Classroom to Current Events and
the ESL Class. Call 222-5208.
Reading, Writing and
Study Skills Centre
Opportunities for Fall include courses in:
Presentation for Professionals; Critical
Thinking-Clear Writing; Analysis and design-Writing Effective Reports and Proposals; Writing-Process and Product;
Composition for ESL Students; Word
Power; Spelling-Demons and Logic; and
Study Skills. Call 222-5245.
Centre for Continuing Education
Evening Courses.
Faculty of Forestry Lecture: Our Forests:
A Citizen's Course In Current Issues From
the Forest Industry, Labor, Recreation And
Environmental Groups. Fee $39. Wed
evenings, Sept. 26-Nov. 14, from 7:30-
9:30pm. H.R. MacMillan 116. Call 222-
Social Sciences Lecture:
An Introduction to Persian Literature. Monir
Taha, U. of Tehran; author and poet.
Tuesdays, Oct. 2-Dec. 4, 8:30-10pm.
Fee:$95, students $45. IRC G65/66. Call
Introductory Language Course
Introductory Persian: Reading, Writing &
Conversation. Tuesdays, Oct 2-Dec 4
from 6:30-8pm. Fee $95, Students $45.
IRC G65/66. Call 222-5238.
Breaking Through Red Tape: Bureaucracy Unbound, Barry Growe, Amherst
Coll., Harvard U. Fee $48. Thursdays,
Oct 4-25 from 7:30-9:30pm. B225 Buchanan Building. Call 222-5238.
CNPS 25th Anniversary
Open House
Panel Presentation: Certification Of Counsellors, Options And Challenges. All welcome. Sat., Sept. 29, CNPS 102, 5780
Toronto Road from 1-2:30pm. Call 228-
Memory and Memory
Strategies Study
Volunteers wanted, aged 60-plus, to participate in a memory investigation that
explores memory strategies and their ability to boost memory performance. Call
Karen at 228-2140.
Dermatology Study
For Alopecia Areata—scalp area. Volunteers 18-65, good health, greater than 50%
hair loss for more than 1 year.   Able to
attend weekly visits for 1 year. Call Dr.
Shapiro at 463-6111.
Daily Rhythms Study
Volunteers needed to keep a daily journal
(average 5 min. daily) for 4 months, noting
patterns in physical/social experiences.
Call Jessica McFarlane at 228-5121.
Family/Nutritional Sciences
Research Study
Weight Cycling—The Metabolic Effects Of
Repeated Dieting. Participants having a
history of repeated dieting needed. Females, able to attend UBC clinic once/
month for a short follow-up visit, except for
3 test days which will be about 2 hours
long, for one year. Call Dr. Linda McCar-
gar at 228-6869 or Jennifer Lee at 228-
Diabetic Clinical Study
Volunteers required. Patients with diabetes who have painful neuropathy affecting
the legs needed for 14-week trial of an
investigational new drug. Call Dr. Donald
Studney, Dept. of Medicine, University
Hospital, UBC Site at 228-7142.
Sun Damaged Skin Study
Volunteers again needed, aged 35-70
years. Able to attend 6 visits over a 12-
month period. Honorarium paid participants. Call Dermatology at 874-8138.
Study For Acne Vulgaris
Volunteers aged 14-35 years needed.
Must be able to attend 4 visits over a 12
19 15-1990
Join UBC alumni and friends to honor this year's recipient of
the Great Trekker award, author and broadcaster Pierre Berton
(Arts '41). We'll celebrate UBC's 75th anniversary and dance
the night away!
Cocktails - 6:30, Dinner - 7:30
Dance to the sounds of The Preservation of Swing Band.
Tickets: $75 per person. Tables of 10 available.
Please send cheque payable to:
Gala Great Trekker Dinner
UBC Alumni Association
6251 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5
For further information call 222-8927.
Black tie optional.
week period. Honorarium will be paid for
participation. Call Dermatology at 874-
Sleep Disorders Study
Volunteers 18-45 years suffering from
Chronic Insomnia needed for a study on
sleep-promoting medication (hypnotics).
Must be available to sleep overnight at a
lab for five nights. Call Carmen Ramirez
at 228-7927.
Career Development Study
Research study on communication between parents and adolescents regarding
career and educational choices. Young
people aged 12-19 and one parent needed
to participate in an interview. Call Dr.
Richard Young at 228-6380.
Hypertension in
Pregnancy Study
Pregnant women, concerned about their
blood pressure, are invited to participate.
The study compares relaxation training
with standard medical treatment (own
physician). Call Dr. Wolfgang Linden at
Post Polio Study
Persons with polio needed for functional
assessment and possible training programs. Elizabeth Dean, Ph.D., School of
Rehabilitation Medicine. Call 228-7392.
Multiple Sclerosis Study
Persons with mild to moderately severe
MS needed for study on exercise responses. Elizabeth Dean, Ph.D., School
of Rehab. Medicine. Call 228-7392.
Back Pain Research
Volunteers needed for magnetic resonance imaging of healthy spines—nonpregnant women aged 30-40 and men
over 40, no pacemakers, no intracranial
clips and no metal fragments in the eye.
About one hour required. Call June, MRI
Unit, 8am-4pm, Monday-Thursday at 228-
Surplus Equipment
Reycling Facility
All surplus items. Every Wednesday, 12-
3pm. Task Force Bldg., 2352 Health Sciences Mall. Call 228-2813.
Sexual Harassment Office
Two advisors are available to discuss
questions and concerns on the subject.
They are prepared to help any member of
the UBC community who is being sexually
harassed to find a satisfactory resolution.
Call Margaretha Hoek or Jon Shapiro at
To find an interesting and challenging volunteer job, get in touch with Volunteer
Connections, Student Counselling and
Resources Centre, Brock 200. Call 228-
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Every Tuesday (including holidays) from
12:30-2pm, University Hospital, UBC Site,
Room 311 (through Lab Medicine from
Main Entrance). Call 873-1018 (24-hour
Help Line).
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
 ■im* Located west of the Edu-
jffijME cation Building. Free ad-
WgSKf mission. Open all year.
wfw^       Families interested in plant-
imiiiimiii 'n9' weeo,'n9 or watering
the garden, call Gary Pennington at 228-6386 or Jo-Anne Naslund
at 434-1081.
Botanical Garden
Open every day from 10am-6pm through
September and 10am-5pm from Oct. 1 -8.
Free admission Wednesdays. Call 228-
Nitobe Garden
Open Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm
through September and 10am-5pm Oct
1 -8. Free admission Wednesdays. Call
228-3928. UBCREPORTS Sept.20.1990       6
Munro decorated by Chile
Economics Professor Gordon Munro has
been decorated by the
new government of
Chile for his contributions to fostering cooperation among the developing fishing nations
of the Pacific.
Munro, who specializes in natural resources
economics, is coordinator of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference (PECC) Task Force on Fisheries Development and Cooperation.
He was named a Commander of the Order
of Bernardo O'Higgins the Liberator, the first
ruler of independent Chile, in a ceremony in
Santiago. Munro received a similar decoration from the Peruvian government in 1988.
Zoology Professor David Suzuki has won
the 1990 Wiegand Award for Canadian Excellence for his significant contributions to an
understanding of the human dimensions of
science and technology.
The award is administered by Waterloo's
Centre for Society, Technology and Values.
It is given annually in memory of William
Wiegand, an Ontario native who was an inventor, business executive, philanthropist and
Suzuki was honored for his substantial in
volvement with the public through various media
and for speaking out on major issues, including
AIDS and the environment. He was nominated
for the award by author Margaret Atwood and
John Stubbs. president of Trent University.
"As an educator and explicator of science, he
is unsurpassed in Canada." Atwood wrote in her
nomination. "If we are to stop destroying our environment, we have to start at the grass roots level
and David Suzuki, more than any other public
figure in Canada, is telling all of us in clear and
understandable language what we are doing wrong
and how we can work to improve things."
Mechanical Engineering Professor Vinod Modi
has been named a fellow
of the American Institute
of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Modi, who is the third
Canadian to be named to
the 60-year old society, was
recognized for his pioneering contributions to the
field of flexible spacecraft
dynamics and control and
tethered satellite systems.
Dr. Martin Schechter, professor of Health
Care and Epidemiology, has been appointed to
the World Health Organization Steering Commit
tee on AIDS Epidemiological Research.
The two-year appointment, effective June 1990.
is renewable for another
two-year term.
Comprised of 12 healthcare professionals from
around the world, the committee will advise WHO on
research into the spread of
HIV infection and AIDS
worldwide. The committee will also monitor
WHO's efforts in the area of epidemiology and
review applications for WHO-sponsored projects.
Dr. Schechter is also a principal coordinator of
the recently established National HIV Clinical
Trials Network based at UBC and St. Paul's Hospital. The network is responsible for testing new
AIDS drugs and vaccines across Canada.
Epidemiology is the science concerned with
defining and explaining the interrelationships of
factors that determine disease frequency and distribution.
Michael Healey has taken up his post as the
new director of UBC's Westwater Research
Healey was with the Science Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Nanaimo where he
worked as both a researcher and director of mul-
tidisciplinary research programs in fresh water
and marine systems.
His interests are
in the design of resource management systems and
in the ecology of
salmonid fishes.
Healey holds a
cross appointment
at the Westwater
Research Centre,
Resource Ecology
and the Oceanography Department,
with   Economics
He is also co-chair
Professor   Gordon
Munro of the Ocean Studies Council at
Former Conservative MP Pat
Carney, an adjunct
professor in the
School of Community and Regional
Planning, has been
appointed to the
Canadian Senate by
Prime Minister
Brian Mulroney.
Carney is a former minister of Energy, Mines and Resources, International Trade minister and
president of the Treasury Board.
A UBC graduate, she retired from politics in 1988.
Classified advertising can be purchased from Media Services. Phone
228-4775. Ads placed by faculty and staff cost $6 per insertion for 35
words. Others are charged$7. Monday, Sept. 24 at 4p.m. is the deadline
for the next issue of UBC Reports which appears on Thursday, Oct. 4.
Deadline for the following edition on Oct. 18is4p.m. Monday, Oct. 8. All
ads must be paid in advance in cash, by cheque or internal requisition.
professional looking results with WP5
and HP Deskjet Plus printer. Editing
and proofreading. Competitive rates.
Pickup and delivery available at extra
cost. West End location. Call Suzanne
VICTORIA REAL ESTATE: Experienced, knowledgeable realtor with
faculty references will answer all queries and send information on retirement or investment opportunities. No
cost or obligation. Call (604) 595-
3200. Lois Dutton, REMAX Ports
West, Victoria, B.C.
EDTHNG: Needtfatfinalpoishingtouch?
Experienced English PhD Student will
edit your MS, thesis, novel, etc for spelling grammar and general style, 536-
NOTARY PUBLIC: for all your Notarial Services including Wills, Conveyancing and Mortgages, contact
Pauline Matt, 4467 Dunbar St., (at
28th & Dunbar), Vancouver, B.C. Telephone (604) 222-9994.
PRESCHOOL: University Hill Preschool, 5375 University Blvd. Openings available in morning 3-year-old
program and afternoon 4-year-old
program. 228-9145.
HOME EXCHANGE: English family
(2 adults, 4 children) in N. England
wishes to exchange homes with Vancouver family in August, 1991. For
further information call 731-4109.
For Rent
for rent. Lutheran Campus Centre at
UBC. One full-time, one shared. $500
and $300 incl. utilities. Phone 224-
1614 or 224-3328.
RINGETTE: Vancouver Ringette
Association is looking for women Ringette players for recreational team.
Also players, coaches and referees
needed for children's team. Phone
Bonnie, 263-1087 or Sally, 222-1249.
INDEPENDENCE DAY: Nigeria Cultural Association of B.C., 30th Independence Day Dinner/DanceSept. 29,
1990 at 7 p.m., Acadia Commons
Block, 2707 Tennis Cresc, UBC $10
- Lots of fun.
For Sale
BLACK & WHITE ENLARGEMENTS: from your negatives, individually hand exposed, cropped,
dodged and shaded to your exact
specifications. High quality papers in
matte or high gloss finish. We can
get the best from your sub-standard
negative. Great prices, an 8x10 custom enlargement just $5.70! Call
Media Services Photography at 228-
4775. (3rd floor LPC, 2206 East Mall).
You are cordially invited to attend the
'90 UBC/AMS Computer Show
"Computing for the 1990's"
Wednesday, October 10th and
Thursday, October 11th
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2nd Floor
6138 Student Union Building
Networking & Communications
UBC Bookstore
UBC University Computing
Silicon Graphics Computer
Oracle Corporation, Canada
Koa-Didak Ltd.
IBM Canada Ltd.
ABS Technology Ltd. DBA
TIC-IDM Distribution Inc.
Abaton Technology Inc.
Toshiba of Canada,
Information Systems Group
Precision Visuals, Inc.
Data General (Canada) Inc.
NeXT Canada Ltd.
Zenith Data Systems
NEC Canada Inc.
Sun Micro Systems of Canada Inc.
Griffco Marketing
Epson Canada Limited
Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd.
ESRI Canada Ltd.
Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd.
Interworld Electronics
& Computer Industries Ltd.
B.C Tel
Door prizes donated by: Abaton Technology Inc.; Koa-Didak Ltd.;
Sun Micro Systems of Canada Inc.; UBC/AMS.
Computer pub simulation
Speakeasy to promote alcohol awareness
Speakeasy, an innovative response
to the need for effective programs encouraging the responsible use of alcohol by young adults, will be unveiled
for the first time in British Columbia at
UBC on Sept. 24 al 11 a.m. in the SUB
conversation pit.
Using interactive computer technology. Speakeasy simulates a pub environment complete wilh a computer-
generated bartender named Zack who
queries the user aboui :heir alcohol
Users make alcohol-related decisions in response to the bartender's
questions. Variables such as age, sex,
residence, lifestyle, stress and family
history ofthe user determine the many
possible conversations that can occur.
Drug and Alcohol
Awareness week
set for Sept. 24 - 28
In addition to Speakeasy, the Alma
Mater Society (AMS) is planning a
full roster of events and displays for
Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week,
Sept. 24-28.
Presented by the Drug and Alcohol
Awareness Committee ofthe AMS, all
events will take place in the Student
Union Building. Confirmed events
Monday, Sept. 24 Speakeasy is
launched at 11 a.m. in ihe Conversation Pit.
Tuesday, Sept. 25 a guest speaker
from the Spinal Cord Research Foundation will address alcohol-related injuries in the auditorium at 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 26 TBA.
Thursday, Sept. 27 Ranger Mike
Buckingham will speak about his accident at the hands of a drunk driver at
12:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
Friday, Sept. 28 a Bavarian garden
featuring non-alcoholic beverages will
be presented between 4 p.m.-7 p.m. in
rooms 207/209.
Displays are accessible daily in the
concourse from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To confirm the schedule, call the
AMS at 228-2901.
Following each four-minute interaction, the user receives a short printout which assesses their risk profile.
"Speakeasy is a dynamic tool used
in conjunction with other educational
materials to promote responsible drinking and decision making," said Margaret Johnston, UBC's Student Health
Outreach Nurse. She added that it is an
integral part of Alcohol and Drug
Awareness Week (Sept. 24-28) which
UBC students should take advantage
The technology for the Speakeasy
program was developed by the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal
(CRIM), a pioneer in the application
of computer-assisted learning in health
The simulation process provides a
highly personalized and credible interaction, said CRIM health promotion
consultant Robert Perrault. He added
that Zack was chosen for his double
role as confidant and sage.
"Speakeasy provides a receptive
environment, free of the occasionally
parochial tone and value judgments
associated with traditional alcohol
education programs," Perrault explained.
Financially supported by Molson
Breweries of Canada Limited, Speakeasy is part ofthe company's commitment to promote the responsible use of
"With Speakeasy, we have attempted to create a learning tool to
assist young adults as they wrestle with
the difficult issues of personal values,
responsibility and individuality," said
Bruce Pearce, Public Affairs Manager
of Molson Breweries Western Division.
Speakeasy was launched in 1985 as
a pilot program at universities and colleges throughout Quebec. It has since
enjoyed similar success in Ontario and
Alberta. After its launch at UBC,
Speakeasy will tour other post-secondary institutions throughout the province.
For more information about Speakeasy, call 228-3811 or 228-3904.
Morrison named
president of U.S.
future institute
Research Associate Ian Morrison
of UBC's Department of Pathology
has been appointed president of the
Institute for the Future (IFTF) located
in Menlo Park, Cal.
Founded in 1968, IFTF works with
organizations to plan their long-term
futures, and helps them take advantage
of the opportunities offered by new
Morrison graduated from UBC in
1966 with an interdisciplinary PhD in
urban studies which combined training in health economics, organization
theory and health care administration
with urban geography.
His current work focuses on modeling the health care delivery system
over the next decade and analyzing the
implications for public- and private-
sector organizations.
Morrison's research interests also
include analysis of the impact of technology on the geography of health care
organizations and the role that health
care plays in the changing pattern of
urban development.
His appointment is effective immediately.
Zack, a computer-generated bartender, will be at SUB during Drug and
Alcohol Awareness Week, Sept. 24 - 28 promoting responsible drinking.
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Statistics and Mathematics Consulting
• research design
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Presents a Special Seminar
Friday, Sept. 21,1990
Woodward IRC 3, 3p.m.
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Dr. Burkitt has become world famous first through his work on Burkitt's
Lymphoma and then as the 'fiber man.' He identified, treated and worked
out the epidmiological feature of Burkitt's Lymphoma, and then clarified
and confirmed the concept that much Western disease was causally
related to Western culture, in particular in relation to dietary fiber.
All welcome. Please bring your friends.
For information please call: 228-2258
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Education key element
Police launch campus safety campaign
The university detachment of the RCMP
has designated September as Campus
Safety Awareness Month in response to
an escalation of crime on campus.
Statistics released by the RCMP indicate that the
number of thefts, sexual assaults, motor vehicle accidents and hit and runs were all up in 1989 compared
to figures for the previous two years.
"These crimes are common throughout university
communities," said RCMP Corporal Dave Klassen of
the university detachment. "The numbers are up
largely due to the increased volume of people coming
to campus."
He added that as more people become aware of
crime, more incidents are reported which also accounts for the rising statistics.
Klassen said that common sense is the best weapon
against campus crime.
"Walk in pairs if possible, don't hitchhike, keep to
main streets and lock your valuables," Klassen explained. RCMP Constable Bernie
His colleague, Constable Bernie Smandych agrees. UBC students in the foyer
She has been staffing a temporary campus safety awareness display and
information desk in the lobby of Sedgewick Library since student registration
began on Sept. 4.
"Common sense as well as education are key elements in preventing crime,"
Smandych said. "Thefts usually occur because of opportunity. People leave
their valuables unattended. We're here to let people know there are some very
simple steps you can take to safeguard yourself and
your property."
As part of its educational program, the RCMP has
produced a variety of materials including pamphlets
on bicycle theft and sexual assault, which are being
distributed at the information desk. Operation Wallet,
a bookmarker outlining how to prevent wallet theft
(this includes purses and backpacks), has been popular
with students.
Smandych said a significant rise in the number of
wallet thefts on campus prompted the university RCMP
detachment to organize Campus Safety Awareness
Month. In 1989, 270 wallets were stolen compared to
178 wallet thefts in 1988.
She said the program has been successful, but cautioned students about leaving their backpacks unattended in the Bookstore where wallet theft is a particu-
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I lni|pfl|p fjf    ofthe possibility for crime," Smandych said. "We also
want people to continue feeling safe by telling them
about our programs as well as foster their cooperation
with police. We encourage the community to report
suspicious persons and occurrences immediately and directly to the police. It's
this information that helps the police protect the community."
The RCMP display and information desk will remain at Sedgewick Library
until the later part of September. For more information, call the university
detachment of the RCMP at 224-1322.
Smandych will be advising
of Sedgewick Library.
Torontonian survived by stealing UBC wallets
RCMP Constable Bernie Smandych likes
to tell the story of the young man from
Toronto who survived for two weeks at UBC
on pickings from stolen wallets.
The man's downfall was his methodical
system of thieving. Aided by information
from his victims, Smandych went undercover and left her wallet where she knew the
man would come for it. Within an hour, he
was caught.
The story illustrates two points. One, that
wallet theft—a classification that for the
RCMP includes theft of packs and purses—
is the major crime problem on campus. The
second is that the more information police
have to go on, the better chance there is the
perpetrator will be caught.
The most important thing to remember is
that if a wallet is stolen on campus, the UBC
detachment ofthe RCMP wants to hear about
it as soon as possible. All criminal activity
on campus falls under their jurisdiction, not
Parking and Security.
All information is useful, Smandych explained, but recent information is most useful. "The sooner it comes in the better. We
always take old information, but often the
delay hinders our investigation," she said.
People sometimes wait days, or weeks,
before reporting crimes. One person delayed three months, Smandych said.
The wallet or cash may never be recovered, but the police may be able to determine
a pattern of behavior from the information
supplied. As with the case of the young man
from Toronto, that could lead to an eventual
Prime areas for wallet theft include the
Aquatic Centre, Student Union Building,
libraries, gyms and the UBC Bookstore.
There are some common sense steps
people can take to deter thieves, Smandych
said. Never leave a wallet unattended, even
for a few minutes, or if it's well hidden in a
bag or pack. It only takes a few seconds for
someone to walk off with it.
Locked lockers aren't necessarily theft
proof. Lockers in the gyms and elsewhere
are regularly broken into and the contents
lifted, Smandych said.
She recommends faculty, staff and students approach strangers in their buildings to
find out why they are there. "It doesn't have
to be a confrontation," Smandych said, "Just
ask if the stranger is looking for someone."
"You have a right to ask questions and
assess the situation," Smandych said. Word
will quickly go out to avoid that particular
building if thieves know they are likely to be
challenged, she said. Call the RCMP immediately if the person seems suspicious, Smandych added. It may be a false alarm, but give
the police a chance to check it out first.
Don't carry a lot of money. Smandych
said she is often amazed at the amount of
cash victims report stolen—more than
$13,(XX) in total in 1989, up from about
$10,000 the year before.
The RCMP will give presentations on
safety and security issues to campus groups
on a demand basis.
Sludge project may help cities, forests
UBC forestry researchers are applying treated sewage sludge to growing trees in a recycling project that
could provide solutions to two pressing, but widely different, problems.
The City of Vancouver and other
Lower Mainland municipalities are
urgently looking for an environmentally friendly way to dispose of increasing amounts of sewage sludge.
At the same time, B.C. foresters are
seeking a fertilizer to replace badly
needed nutrients and boost productivity on large areas of forest land.
The answer to both problems may
lie in the innovative three-year pilot
project, involving Professor Hamish
Kimmins, Research Associate Morag
McDonald and graduate student Mike
Van Ham, which is underway at the
UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest in Maple Ridge.
"There exists a very happy coincidence between what our forests need
in order to grow faster and the material
society produces as a waste and must
be disposed of," Kimmins said.
The researchers want to demonstrate that using treated sewage as fertilizer can be both low-cost and problem free.
"We want to develop practical
guidelines for applying the sludge to
forests to get the best results,"
McDonald explained. "Things like
how much, how often, and on what
kinds of soils and slopes."
Now reaching the end of its first
year, the study is a joint undertaking
between UBC and the Greater Vancouver Regional District, which put up
Si90,000. The
$350,000 in
funding for the
second year and
the B.C. Science Council
has contributed
a further
disposal methods for city sewage
sludge have problems. Discharge in
landfills or on agricultural land can
cause groundwater contamination and
too few disposal sites are available.
Ocean dumping disturbs marine ecology. Incineration contributes to air
pollution and produces large amounts
of ash with its own disposal problems.
Meanwhile, forest fertilization is a
pressing issue to the forest industry
because of a recently identified, widespread shortage of nutrients in forest
soils—especially nitrogen and phosphorus—which is reducing tree growth.
Commercial fertilizers that add these
nutrients to the soil are expensive to
use in large amounts and are environmentally questionable since they are
manufactured from fossil fuels.
Sewage sludge is potentially superior to most commercial fertilizers
because it is organic and because it
contains other nutrients required by
plants in addition to nitrogen and phosphorus, Kimmins said. In contrast to
traditional commercial fertilizers, it
releases nutrients slowly into the
ground over several years.
Kimmins says sewage sludge fer
tilization has the potential to take care
of most of the sewage produced in the
Lower Mainland. As for the forest
industry, it will save on the high costs
of commercial fertilizers and earn more
revenue from increased timber yield.
When the sludge arrives at the research forest, it has received primary
treatment and has been dried for easier
transportation and storage. Water is
added to it just before it is to be used to
create a slurry mixture. The liquid is
almost odorless and is sprayed onto
10-by-10 metre trial plots from a four-
wheel-drive tanker truck.
The researchers want to find out
how well trees of varying ages absorb
the nutrients, and what their growth
rate (and the growth rate of competing
vegetation) is in response to fertilization.


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