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Students climb the four-metre wall in UBC's annual Storm-the-Wall competition, Canada's largest intramural event. Relay teams also sprint 400 metres, swim 300 metres, run one kilometre and cycle five
kilometres.
Fundraising continues
Campaign passes goal
UBC's major fundraising campaign
has pushed past its initial goal of $66-
million in gifts from private and corporate donors, Campaign Chairman
Robert Wyman announced at a recent
dinner held to honor key campaign
donors.
"With the additional $66-million in
matching funds from the provincial
government we have, a full year before the scheduled wrap-up of the
campaign, reached our goal of $132-
Inside
NEW DEAN OF ARTS: Patricia Marchak has been named
the new Dean of Arts. The
head of UBC's Anthropology and Sociology
Department will take up her
sbt-yearappointmentonJuly
1. Pago 3
ENROLMENT INCREASE:
The Faculty of Education is
increasing Its quotas on
studentenrolmentinelemen-
tary and secondary teacher
education programsfor199<y
91 in response to a growing
demand for schoolteachers.
Page 6
million," said Wyman. "I'm overwhelmed by the depth and breadth of
support for UBC."
The campaign will continue, he
added, as the university funds new
projects that have emerged since the
campaign began two years ago.
UBC President David Strangway
said that although the original target
has been exceeded, many key projects
remain under-subscribed and other,
new proposals consistent with the
university's mission have been made
by individual donors and in response
to community needs.
The university has just begun to
appeal to its 95,000 graduates and has
yet to approach many corporations and
foundations in the campaign, called A
World of Opportunity.
"I've spoken many times about how
UBC is key to the economic, social
and cultural life of British Columbia.
With the success of this campaign, we
will be able to do more than ever,"
Strangway said.
Speaking at the dinner, Premier
William Vander Zalm reaffirmed the
pledge he made two years ago to match
the $66-million UBC has raised. This
is part of a $110-million matching
funds program for the three B.C. universities.
Vander Zalm indicated that he will
be encouraging his colleagues to continue to support the matching gift program. UBC has asked the province to
match further donations over the next
five years and is encouraging the province to establish a matching gift program for B.C.'s colleges as well as the
three universities.
Also at the dinner, Honorary Campaign Chairman Cecil Green announced he would put UBC past its
initial campaign goal by contributing
See DISABILITY on Page 2
Green
donates
$7 million
Businessman and philanthropist
Cecil Green is donating $7-million to
UBC to build a residential college for
graduate students.
Planning will begin immediately for
the new facility which will cost more
than $14-million. Dr. Green's gift is
conditional on matching funds from
the provincial government.
Co-founder of Texas Instruments,
Green is a long-time benefactor and
friend of the university, and honorary
chairman of the UBC fundraising
campaign.
The college will be named Green
College, UBC, and will be the only
one of its kind in Western Canada.
See GREEN on Page 2
Engineers
face discipline
over paper
By JO MOSS ^
The Engineering Undergraduate Society is facing disciplinary
action from both the UBC administration and the student Alma
Mater Society over the recent inflammatory EUS publication.
The March 14 newsletter was loudly condemned by individuals
and groups on and off campus for it^ftrtly sexist, homophobic
and racist contents.
In a statement to UBC's Boardj
Governors March 27, newl^eigSst"
EUS President-Darren ;~
engineers were con
apologizing for t
paid advertisement)
the EUS would s
conference, and
Native Indian studeJl
address the issues
and homophobia on ci
community.
The board also heard a^ffesentation
from Jenny Jack, president of the Law
Students Association, in which Jack
asked the university to reverse its decision to withhold collection of $32,000
in engineering student fees, an act that
would deprive the EUS of its entire
budget. (The university suspended
collection of all fees and halted publication of all EUS materials immediately after the newsletter came out).
Jack recommended that the university
continue to collect student fees, so that
the EUS would have adequate funding
to organize and sponsor the two events.
"We want to take this tragedy and
turn it around to educate people," Jack
said, adding that the potlatch would
represent a formal apology to the campus. "Withdrawing all funds would
mean the good things are gone too,"
she added, referring to community
outreach events and other worthwhile
causes the EUS undertakes throughout
the year.
Jack also recommended the university implement required courses across
all departments and disciplines to deal
with issues of tolerance and stereotyping of culture and gender. "The
changes have to come at the administrative level," she said.
Sid Mindess, faculty representative
to the Board of Governors, told board
members the Faculty of Applied Science already has plans to devote a significant part of one lecture course required of all first year engineering students to discrimination issues. The
course currently addresses professional
responsibilities and ethics.
The Department of Mechanical
Engineering circulated a petition
among students, staff and faculty
strongly condemning the EUS newsletter and calling for a publication all
engineers could be proud of. More
than 150 people signed the petition,
according to Mechanical Engineering
professor Ian Gartshore.
Dean of Applied Science Axel
Meisen has recommended disciplinary
action to the university's student disciplinary committee, headed by Associate Vice-President Academic Albert
McClean, against the students responsible for the newsletter.
The committee, which had not set a
date to meet at the time UBC Reports
went to press, will hear the students'
case and recommend a course of action to UBC President David Strangway, who has the authority to implement it under the Universities Act.
— ,-The students could face suspension.
»„ Meanwhile, UBC's Alma Mater
Society is prosecuting the EUS in stu-
court. UBC law students Alan
ice an<£B^en Winegarden are call-
'US to be fined $16,000
n by the AMS for one year.
UBC Reports went to press,
was still in process.
AMS Vice-President Johanna
Wickie said the AMS also plans to
establish an editorial policy for all AMS
publications. It also plans to hire a
student to examine existing AMS policies and programs for discrimination.
Group
to study
discrimination
UBC President David Strangway
plans to establish a committee to investigate racial discrimination on campus.
"This task force will alsodevelop a
policy on issues of racial harassment
so that we have a clear mechanism to
deal with these issues as they arise,"
Strangway said.
Strangway told UBC's Board of
Governors that the university will be
preparing a draft plan to deal with the
issue of safety for women on campus.
Strangway has been conducting a series of informal meetings with different campus groups over the last few
months to identify safety concerns.
"The concern, worry and fear
women have is very real," Strangway
told the board. "There are a number of
things we will be implementing to
improve safety on campus." Those
plans include recommendations such
as improved lighting, better patrolling
and more education programs for the
campus community, he said.
UBC board gets
new chairman
Kenneth Bagshaw, senior partner
of Vancouver law firm Ladner Downs,
is the new chairman of UBC's Board
of Governors.
A UBC alumnus and a member of
UBC's Board of Governors since 1987,
Bagshaw chairs the board's1 employee
relations committee. His term as chairman takes effect immediately and runs
until Aug. 31,1991.
Bagshaw replaces Peter Brown who
was a board member for six years and
served as chairman for the last two.
Brown retired from the board when his
term expired at the end of March.
UBC President David Strangway,
who announced the appointment this
week, expressed his appreciation to
Brown for his dedicated service.
"I'm very grateful for his effective
leadership in some of the difficult issues the board has dealt with over the
years," Strangway said. UBC REPORTS April 5.1990       2
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Robin Round of UBC's Student Environment Centre built this waterfall
with 250 mineral water bottles used to serve delegates at the recent Globe
'90 conference on business and the environment.
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Green funds to build
grad residential college
Continued from Page 1
Modelled on Green College, Oxford (also constructed with Green's
help) and Massey College in Toronto,
the centre will house 60 graduate student fellows and 20 senior fellows.
Built around an interdisciplinary
theme, it will combine social interaction and a residential lifestyle with
programs of debate and symposia to
encourage students and faculty to work
closely with colleagues from many
disciplines.
It will strengthen the university's
Faculty of Graduate Studies by helping UBC attract some of the world's
finest students, researchers and academics, said UBC President David
Strangway. Junior and senior fellows
will live and learn in an atmosphere
unlike any other in Western Canada.
"To be the best, we must attract the
best, and to attract the best, we must
have first class facilities, superior academic talent and solid funding," Green
explained.
Strangway said the college will
provide an important focus for students
and faculty from a wide range of disciplines. "By producing an atmosphere
conducive to superior research, Green
College will help UBC continue to
contribute to the economic and cultural development in Western Canada,"
he said.
Over the years, Green and his deceased wife Ida have promoted and
supported education, exploration and
collaboration at
UBC —
Green's alma
mater — and
other research
centres and institutions world
wide.
The college
will be located
in the area of
Cecil      Green
Park house and Graham house on the
north end of the campus. The School
of Social Work, which currently occupies Graham House, will be re-located.
Construction is expected to begin on
Green College by 1994 and plans call
it to be completed in four years.
Green
Education a priority
Family donates $1 million
By PAULA MARTIN
A Vancouver family has donated
$1-million to UBC to establish an endowment fund which will finance five
new scholarships and fellowships.
The Choi family made the donation
through its company, Eason Enterprises
Ltd., to establish the C.K. Choi Scholarship/Fellowship Endowment Fund.
The fund honors their father, Cheung-
kok Choi, a self-made industrialist who
brought the family from Hong Kong to
Vancouver more than 20 years ago.
"One of our priorities is the educational field," said family spokesman
Disability Centre
now in campaign
Continued from Page 1
more than $7-million for the establishment of a residential graduate college.
Other new projects that have recently been included in the campaign
are the Disability Centre, headed by
Rick Hansen, the Occupational Hygiene Program funded by the Workers' Compensation Board and the First
Nations Longhouse.
Special guests at the dinner included
Justice Minister Kim Campbell, Vancouver Deputy Mayor Philip Owen,
UBC Chancellor Leslie Peterson and
University of Victoria Chancellor William Gibson.
A.W. Choi, who added that the family
also wanted to support UBC's fundraising campaign.
Choi is a UBC graduate who holds
a Bachelor of Science degree and a
Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He
is completing his MBA and will graduate from UBC this Spring.
All of the Choi children are university graduates who have obtained about
a dozen degrees among them, including four from UBC, Choi added.
"We are pleased that the Choi family is so supportive ofthe University of
Bntish Columbia," said President
David Strangway.
"This donation will enhance scholarship in a wide range of teaching and
research areas at the university."
The awards include an $ 11,500 fellowship in business administration for
students enroled in a graduate program
specializing in international business
with an Asian focus.
Choi said the graduate fellowship
in international business is being established with the aim of helping individuals learn about Asian business
practices.
"This is one area where we would
like to see a better understanding," he
said.
A $5,000 general scholarship is also
being funded through the endowment.
A $2,500 scholarship has been established for an outstanding student
entering engineering from senior secondary school. As well, a $5,000 scholarship in secondary education has been
established for an outstanding student
entering the Bachelor of Education
(Secondary) program.
A $500 prize in Buddhist Studies is
also being funded by the family's endowment.
"For a lot of Chinese people, education is a particularly important aspect of their lives," Choi said.
"The donation is intended to award
and encourage outstanding students in
selected fields at the university who
can become scholars capable of making significant contributions to society
and the whole world."
UBC Reports
publishing schedule
The Congregation issue of UBC
Reports will be published on Tuesday,
May 29 to coincide with the beginning
of the ceremonies. Calendar deadline
for that issue only will be noon, Thursday May 17. The advertising deadline
is 4 p.m. May 17.
The Calendar will cover the period
June 3 to June 16.
UBC Reports will appear once a
month in June, July and August as
follows: June 14, July 12 and Aug. 2.
UBC Reports ad deadlines
UBC Reports is now distributed by the Vancouver Courier on the west
side on alternate Sundays
Edition Deadline 4 p.m.
April 19
April 6 (Easter)
May 3
April 23
May 17
May 7
May 29 (Congregation)
May 17
June 14
June 4
July 12
July 3
August 2
July 23
For more information, or to place
an ad, phone 228-4775 UBCREPORTS April S, 1990       3
Marchak appointed
new Dean of Arts
By PAULA MARTIN
Patricia Marchak, head of UBC's
Anthropology and Sociology Department, has been named the university's
new Dean of Arts.
Marchak takes up her six-year appointment, recently approved by
UBC's Board of Governors, on July 1.
"I'm really pleased to have a person who has her record of scholarship
and her record of leadership as the new
Dean of Arts," said President David
Strangway.
A sociologist, Marchak was first
appointed to UBC as an instructor in
1972 and was promoted to assistant
professor the following year. She became an associate professor in 1975
and was named
professor in
1980.
Marchak,
53, has served
as head of the
Anthropology
and Sociology
Department
since 1987. Her
Marchak aKas of social
interest include
the sociology of the forest and fishing
industries.
"Patricia Marchak is an absolutely
outstanding candidate who reflects the
best in this university's traditions," said
Daniel Birch, Vice-President, Aca
demic, who chaired the search
committee. "She has achieved international recognition for her work in sociology and it's quite special that her
scholarship also relates to the forest
industry of British Columbia."
Marchak completed both her undergraduate degree and PhD at UBC.
She is also a former editor of UBC's
student newspaper, the Ubyssey.
Birch and Strangway also expressed
the university's gratitude to Acting
Dean David Elkins, former head ofthe
Political Science Department.
"He has given outstanding service
as acting dean this past year and has
worked diligently to advance the Faculty of Arts," Birch said.
Survey indicates confusion
on employment equity
By CONNIE FILLETTI
Many UBC employees may be confusing the university's policy on employment equity with reverse discrimination and affirmative action, says
Sharon Kahn, director of Employment
Equity.
Kahn bases her findings on comments made by UBC faculty and staff
on census questionnaires mailed out
campus-wide in February.
She is concerned that the misconceptions may be responsible for some
of the questionnaires not being returned.
Another mailing to those faculty
and staff who did not respond initially,
and to new hires, is currently under
way.
The survey is designed to establish
a profile of the university' s workforce,
and to determine the representation of
women, native people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities among
workers on campus.
"Although many faculty and staff
support UBC's employment equity
program, 10 per cent of the comments
on the census questionnaire indicate
employees' confusion over the policy,"
said Kahn.
Among the concerns expressed by
some census respondents were that
employment equity could result in increased prejudice and decreased standards, while others feared their jobs
could be in jeopardy because they did
not fit into one ofthe four target groups.
George McLaughlin, president of
CUPE Local 116 and a member of the
President's Advisory Committee on
Employment Equity, explained that
some UBC employees also had the
impression that employment equity
meant quotas if you belonged to one of
the four target groups. However, no
quotas exist under UBC's Employment
Equity program, he said.
"We approve of the goals of employment equity and we look upon it
as a positive program to eliminate systemic barriers to equal opportunity,"
said McLaughlin.
Kahn stressed that the UBC policy
clearly states that the fundamental
consideration for recruitment and retention of faculty and staff at the university is individual achievement and
merit.
"The principles of employment
equity promote full consideration for
all qualified individuals," said Kahn.
"I would like to urge everyone who
has not already done so to participate
in the survey."
Advisory committee established
for Hampton Place development
A Hampton Place advisory committee has been established by the UBC
Real Estate Corp. to provide more input into the housing development's
planning process.
UBCREC struck the committee after numerous speakers at a public information meeting Feb. 8 requested
some kind of consultative group be
formed.
The committee, which met March
9 and 21, has a mandate to advise
UBCREC President Mark Betteridge
for three months.
Betteridge said the committee got
off to "an excellent start," but cautioned it would be difficult to make
major changes to development plans.
"It's not easy to change any one
thing without affecting other things.
Everything has an impact," he said.
Committee members are: Alan Artibise, director of the School of Community and Regional Planning; Tim
Bird, student Board of Governors representative; Jason Brett, Alma Mater
Society coordinator of external affairs;
Janet Calder, executive assistant to the
manager of the Greater Vancouver
Regional District; Shelagh Lindsey,
adjunct professor in Architecture representing the Faculty Association; Joan
Sprague, chair of the University En
dowment Lands Ratepayers Association; and Economics Professor Ken
White.
About 800 units, including high rise
towers and townhouses, are planned
for the 28-acre Hampton Place site.
Construction of the first phase of the
development is scheduled to begin next
fall.
Peterson re-elected Chancellor
by alumni for a second term
Leslie Peterson has been re-elected
Chancellor by UBC alumni for a second term effective June, 1990 to March,
1993.
First installed as Chancellor of the
university in 1987, Peterson is a Vancouver lawyer and former provincial
cabinet minister and attorney-general.
He also served as Minister of Education and Minister of Labor during his
16 years in B.C. politics.
Peterson, a native of Viking, Alta.,
received his law degree from UBC in
1949.
In addition to his role as Chancellor, Peterson continues to serve on the
Board of Governors of which he has
been a member since 1978 and chaired
from 1979 to 1983.
He also continues as a member of
the Senate and Chair of the university' s
75th anniversary.
Discover Summer
at UBC
By RON BURKE
Many of us are probably
just getting over Open
House and now we're almost into the second major
project of the 75th anniversary celebrations, the Discover Summer at UBC program. This will be a combination of enhanced existing
programs and events, such
as campus tours, summer
stock theatre and music
concerts, and new initiatives
for the anniversary year, such as
the Historical
Fashion Show,
the Super Sale
and Food _
Services' catered campus picnics.
The Discover
Summer program is designed
to encourage
the community
to visit the campus during its
most scenic sea- '-" " "J-JLJ
son and enjoy the many
publicly accessible facilities
and events, Anyone who's
been on campus during
past summers knows that it's
a marvellous time at UBC;
the pace slows a little, noon
is a time to listen to outdoor
music performances or take
a dip in the outdoor pool
and the whole campus is in
full, spectacular bloom.
HISTORICAL FASHION
SHOW APRIL 29
Mara Gottler and crew in
the Theatre Department will
present an historical fashion
show on Sunday, April 29 at
3 p.m. in the Frederic Wood
Theatre. This gala fundraising event will feature fashions from the past 75 years
with authentic clothing from
private collections. The goal
for the event is to raise
$ 10,000 for the Design/Technical Master of Fine Arts
scholarship fund. Tickets are
$25 each. For more information call the Freddy Wood
box office at 228-2678.
BOTANICAL
GARDEN TOURS
It's that time of year when
the scent of rhododendrons
fills the air at the Botanical
Garden. (Did you know
there are seven theme gardens, including the David C,
Lam Asian Garden, in the
Botanical Garden?) Sunday
tours (which offer tea in the
garden) will start on April 29
and continue twice a
month through September,
The Botanical Garden is a
world class facility and one
tour is guaranteed to make
you a fan and a repeat visitor. For more information
call 228-4208.
WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL
UBC will host the 1990
Quickie Roho National
Wheelchair Basketball
Championships for Men and
Women May 4 to 6 at .the
War Memorial and Osborne
gyms. This is a great sport
for spectators to enjoy and
another
chance
for the
university
to show off its
campus by
playing host to a
national event.
UBC's own Rick
Hansen (a proud
new parent, with
wife Amanda, of
daughter Emma
Kathleen) will
take time out
from his busy
1 schedule as Consultant to the President (Disabilities) to compete on the
B.C. provincial team in the
championships.
PACIFIC COAST
MUSIC FESTIVAL
What do you do with
5,000 B.C. high school music
students looking for a place
to perform? Bring them to
UBC May 11 and 12 to
compete, share their talents
and help celebrate the
university's 75th anniversary.
There will be concert band,
concert choir, jazz choir and
jazz band performances at
four campus locations and
all are open to the public.
For more information call
Kerry Turner at 859-4891 or
David Ennis at 261-6391.
SPRING CLEANING
If your department is looking to unload some of the
equipment, furniture or
whatever it is piling up in the
back room, the July 28 UBC
Super (Special University
Program to Encourage Recycling) Sale may be the
perfect opportunity.
Organizers Vincent Grant of
SERF and Norm Watt of Extra-Sessional Studies are encouraging campus departments and clubs as well as
alumni groups to get involved in the sale.
The event is on track to
be the largest square-footage garage sale in the
world and should be a lot of
fun, too, Interested groups
should contact Vincent
Grant at 228-5552 by April
15. UBC REPORTS April 5.1990       4
April 8 -
April 21
MONDAY^PFt9|
m&
Pathology Special Lecture
The Chincilla-Mottled (C")
Mutation: A Model For
Clonal Variation In Mice.
Dr. S. Porter, Fox Chase
Cancer Cntr. Philadelphia.
Taylor/Fidler Lecture Theatre LSP1, VGH from9am-10. Call 875-
4577.
B3ZB
Biochemistry Seminar
The Scheduling Of Lysis In Bacteriophage Infected Cells. Dr. Ry Young, Biochemistry, Texas A & M U. IRC #4 at
3:45pm. Call 228-5975.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Stability Of Discretizations
Of Absorbing Boundary
Conditions. Dr. Rosemary
Renaut, Math Arizona
State U. Math 229 at
3:45pm. Call 228-4584.
UBC Bookstore Lecture
In sponsorship with KCTS Channel 9. Dr.
Jane Goodall, noted anthropologist, at the
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 7:30pm. Tickets available from VTC. Call 228-4741.
TUESDAY, APR. 10 j
Medical Genetics Seminar
Basic Research In Multifactorial Threshold Traits. Dr. Diana Juriloff. IRC #4 at
8am. Refreshments at 7:45. Call 228-
5311.
Oceanography Seminar
What's All This Fuss About Bubbles In
The Upper Ocean? Svein Vagle, Inst, of
Ocean Sciences, Sidney, B.C. BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm. Call 228-2317.
Chemical Engineering
Special Seminar
Recent Developments Of Pigment Science In Japan. Dr. M. Mori, Chair, Fuji
Pigment Co. Ltd., Japan. Chem. Engineering 206 at 3:30pm. Call 228-3601.
WEDNESDAY, APR.11J
Health Policy Research
Unit Seminar
The Process Of Change In
The Quebec Health Care
System. Dr. Marc Renaud,
Groupe De Recherche Sur
Les Aspects Sociale De La
Prevention.  Universite de
Montreal. Mather Bldg. 253 from 11am-
12:30pm. Call 228-4969.
UBC Reports is the faculty and
staff newspaper of the University
of British Columbia. It is published every second Thursday by
die UBC Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver, B.C., V6T1W5.
Telephone 228-3131.
Advertising inquiries: 228-4775.
Director: Margaret Nevin
Editor: Howard Fluxgold
Contributors: Connie Fiiktti,
Paula Martin, Jo Moss
and Gavin Wilson.
J^L     Please
€■«}    recycle
Photo by Media Services
This golf cart is the first in the world to be powered by hydrogen and oztygen, an environmentally clean fuel.
Two local firms loaned the hydrogen fuel cell and cart and UBC engineering physics students did the rest.
CALENDAR DEADLINES
For events in the period April 22 to May 5 notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar forms no later
than noon on Friday, April 6 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Room 207, Old Administration Building.
For more information call 228-3131. Notices exceeding 35 words may be edited. Please note deadline change due to Easter
weekend
THURSDAY, APR. 12 j     | WEDNESDAY, APR.18fc
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Research Seminar
Perinatal Lipoprotein Receptors. Dr. N.
Auestad, Paediatrics, UBC. Grace Hospital 2N35 at 1pm. Call 875-2334.
Psychiatry Academic
Lecture Program
Clinical Significance Of Neuroendocrinol-
ogy In Psychiatry. Dr. R. Nemeroff, Chief,
Div. of Biological Psychia. Duke U., N.
Carolina. B.C. Cancer Foundation Aud.,
from 8am-9am. Refreshments at 7:45.
Call 228-7756.
Microbiology Seminar
Ras-related Genes in Dictyostelium Dis-
coideum. Steve Robbins, Grad. student,
Microbiol., UBC. Wesbrook 201 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-6648.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Pigmented Vilonodular Synovitis Of The
Foot. Chairman: Dr. R. J. Claridge. Eye
Care Centre Auditorium at 7:30am. Call
875-4646.
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Eng., UBC. Chem. Engineering 206 at
3:30pm. Call 228-3238.
Biochemistry Seminar
Studies On Mechanisms Of Trans-splicing And Gene Regulation In Transgenic
C. Elegans. Dr. Tom Blumenthal, Biology, Indiana U. IRC #4 at 12:30pm. Call
228-6297.
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Health Care/Epidemiology
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The Importance Of Hearing When Nothing Else Much Works. Judith Johnston,
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4pm. Call Dr. L. Glass, 228-3155.
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Journal Club. University Hospital, UBC
site, 2NA/B, from 8-9am. Refreshments
at 7:45am. Call 228-7325.
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Menopause: What Can I
Expect? Janine O'Leary
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Fine Particle Deposition In Turbulent Flow
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English Language Institute
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from Teaching Literature In The ESL/EFL
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One/two evenings per week. Primarily,
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222-5208.
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Time Management. Fee:$450. E.D.
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contact and provide useful information to
incoming students while making global
friends. Canadians and Internationals
welcome. Call 228-5021.
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paid participants. Call Dermatology at
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sleep-promoting medication (hypnotics).
Must be available to sleep overnight at a
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Individuals 25 years and older required for
a research project on colour vision
changes during adulthood. Visual testing
takes about 2 hours. Kenny Bldg. 3302.
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Career Development Study
Research study on communication between parents and adolescents regarding
career and educational choices. Adolescents aged 12-19 and one parent needed
to participate in an interview. Call Dr.
Richard Young at 228-6380.
Hypertension in
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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
228-4156.
Daily Rhythms Study
Volunteers needed, aged 30-40 and living
with a heterosexual partner, to keep a
daily journal (average 5 min. daily) for 4
months, noting patterns in physical/social
experiences. Call Jessica McFarlane at
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Persons with polio needed for functional
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People
Enns named coach of the year
UBC's basketball coach Bruce Enns has
won a top coaching award for the second time.
Enns, who coached UBC's team to a second
place finish in Canada West conference play
with 15 wins and five losses, was awarded the
Stu Aberdeen Memorial Trophy, the Canadian
Interuniversity Athletic Union's Coach of the
Year award.
"It's recognition from your peers, and it's
very much appreciated," said Enns who recently recorded his 100th career win at UBC.
He also won the award in 1978/79.
The Thunderbirds were upset in the Canada
West semi-finals this year, losing to the University of Alberta. They recorded 26 wins and
9 losses in all games.
Internationally renowned ecologist and UBC
professor emeritus Vladimir Krajina has won
an award from the David Douglas Society of
Western North America—the first such merit
award the society has offered.
The society, a non-profit organization with
members in Canada and the U.S. affiliated with
forestry and botany, is honoring Krajina for his
contributions to both fields.
The society was created to maintain the
vision of David Douglas, a pioneering botanist
of the 19th century who explored and categorized the forest fauna of the west coast of North
America from California to Alaska.
Douglas and Krajina share several characteristics. Krajina developed an ecosystem classification for B.C. based on complex relationships of climate, soil and vegetation which set
the groundwork for the application of ecologically sound forest management practices.
It is this data on which B.C. bases its forestry programs. Krajina was also influential in
establishing B.C.'s more than 90 Ecological
Kerekes
Reserves which preserve unique land areas and
representative samples of varying ecosystems in
the province for education and research purposes.
Richard Kerekes, Director of the Pulp and Paper Centre, has been named
a Fellow of the Technical
Association ofthe Pulp and
Paper Industry (TAPPI), in
recognition of his service
to the association and the
pulp and paper industry.
A worldwide professional organization with
27,000 members in 80
countries, TAPPI is dedicated to advancing technology in pulp and paper and associated industries.
Kerekes, who has served on TAPPI's fluid
mechanics committee, played a key role in establishing the Pulp and Paper Centre on campus and
initiated two collaborative post-graduate programs
between the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of
Canada (PAPRICAN) and UBC.
An honorary professor at UBC, he is principal
research engineer of PAPRICAN.
Philosophy Professor
Earl Winkler has been appointed to the British Columbia Advisory Panel on
Ethical Issues in Health
Care.
The panel will advise
the provincial government
on ethical issues in the
health-care field.
Winkler, who teaches
biomedical ethics, is also a
Shah
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member of an advisory council to the Law Reform Commission of Canada.
Dr. Ravindra Shah,
associate professor of Oral
Biology, has been appointed Chair of the International Association for
Dental Research Committee on Ethics in Dental
Research.
The    newly    formed
committee is responsible
for establishing a code of
ethics for the conduct and
reporting of dental research, and with evaluating
any charges of fraud, misconduct or conflict of
interest related to the code and to members of the
association.
Dr. Shah has also been appointed as Chair of
the Constitution Committee x>f the International
Association for Dental Research. Previously, he
served on various committees of the American
Cleft Palate Association and of the Canadian
Association for Dental Research.
Currently, Dr. Shah is a member of the study
section of the National Institute of Health, USA,
and a council member of the Canadian Council
on Animal Care.
The Royal Society of Chemistry (London) has
awarded Associate Professor of Chemistry
Stephen Withers the Corday-Morgan Medal and
Prize.
The award is made to a chemist of British nationality who has published the most meritorious
work in the past five years and is under the age of
37.
Withers was cited for his studies in bio-or
ganic chemistry.
His research is fundamental biological
chemistry that has
a number of applications in biotechnology, treatment
of diabetes, food
science and new
wood preservatives.
Withers
Chemical Engineering Professor
Richard Branion and graduate student
Vasudha Vipat have won an environmental award from the Canadian Pulp and
Paper Association (CPPA).
The two researchers received the
Douglas Jones Award from the CCPA's
Technical Section for their study which
developed a simple, cheap test procedure
for determining if pulp mill effluents could
be treated anaerobically.
In this treatment process, micro-organisms break down the waste water in the
absence of oxygen, thereby reducing the
cost of aeration. The process also generates the fuel gas methane as a byproduct.
Branion's and Vipat's research was
carried out at UBC's Pulp and Paper
Centre.
Vipat is currently testing the method in
a pilot plant project at MacMillan
Bloedel's pulp and paper mill in Powell
River. She received the award—which is
given annually for the best paper on the
environment presented at any of the
association's conferences—on behalf of
the team at the CPPA's annual meeting in
Montreal earlier this year.
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X Summary of Comments
on Employment Equity
and Recommendations
Dear Colleague:
The following report was prepared for me by Sharon E. Kahn, the Director of Employment Equity. I found it useful reading and so
may you. It appears there is a good deal of confusion and concern about UBC's employment equity program. For this reason, I suggested that the report be widely distributed in order to encourage discussion of the concerns of faculty and staff members, as well as l
to inform the campus community of possible initiatives for UBC's employment equity program.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank those employees who have responded to the census and to encourage faculty and staff
who have not yet completed their employment equity census questionnaires to do so. I am committed to employment equity: the census is an important part of the University program to ensure fair and equitable treatment for all employees.
Yours sincerely,
David W. Strangway
President
Since the introduction of employment equity at UBC, I have received
many questions about the program.
To respond to these questions, the
Office of Employment Equity produced and distributed materials on
Canada's employment equity program and UBC's Policy on Employment Equity. In addition, as Director
of Employment Equity, I have given
several dozen presentations to faculties and departments. These published materials and presentations
have both interested and irritated
faculty and staff members, who hold
a variety of views on UBC's employment equity goal of a workplace free
of discrimination.
The comments and questions
about employment equity have come
from individuals who telephone, write,
cr visit me, and from comments faculty and staff write on their census
questionnaires. Because I hear from
so many individuals and because
these comments concern the future
direction of UBC's employment equity program, this report summarizes
responses I have heard over the past
year and recommends actions that
will help integrate new employment
equity initiatives into the University
structure.
A. Support for Employment Equity. Several groups on campus—
such as the Status of Women Committee of the Faculty Association, the
Academic Women's Association, and
the President's Advisory Committee
on Disability—express interest in
employment equity initiatives. As
well, employee groups and individual units and departments—such as
the Faculty Association, CUPE 116,
the Association of Administrative and
Professional Staff, the University
Computing Services, and Informa
tion Systems Management—endorse the employment equity census in written communications to their
members.
Faculty and staff who support
UBC's employment equity program
remark that employment equity is an
important initiative and that they are
pleased to see UBC taking an active
stand. These positive comments on
the census questionnaires often
make the point that a workplace free
of discrimination will benefit everyone, boost employee morale, and
integrate employment and education
opportunities.
Recommendations
1. The Director of Employment
Equity should continue to solicit and
respond to comments and questions
from faculty and staff.
2. The Director of Employment
Equity should continue to work
closely with existing groups on campus to provide support for employment equity initiatives, such as the
Job Evaluation and Classification
System Project directed by Personnel Services and the Non-sexist
Language Proposal suggested by the
Vice-President, Academic.
B. Discrimination on Campus.
There are allegations that there is
discrimination on the UBC campus.
Some of the faculty and staff who
check on the census questionnaire
that they have a disability report that
they suffer discrimination by colleagues and supervisors: they say
they are ridiculed, denied access to
promotion, or seriously misunderstood in terms of their abilities. Persons with disabilities mention the lack
of physical access and facilities in
UBC's older buildings. As well, the
size of the campus means that some
faculty members have to teach in
classrooms assigned far from their
offices. One individual with back
problems finds it difficult to carry
heavy books and papers between
widely spaced classrooms.
Visible minority members and First
Nations people also say that they
are aware of discrimination, particularly in salary and promotion, both
for themselves and for other minorities. Significantly, visible minority
employees repeatedly report that
they do not feel comfortable participating in the social life of their departments. They believe their competence goes unrecognized, and as
evidence of this lack of recognition,
they point out that they do not receive merit increases or promotions.
Tangentially, several non-visible
minority respondents on the census
comment that UBC should provide
increased opportunities for visible
minority employees to learn English
communication skills.
By far the largest group of comments about discrimination at UBC
concern women: these comments,
which come from both male and
female faculty and staff, concern the
belief that women have fewer opportunities for advancement at UBC than
do men. Many people point out the
absence or small numbers of women
in tenure-track positions in certain
departments, particularly the sciences and applied sciences. In addition, several individuals comment
that in these departments, the number of women in faculty and technician positions is remarkably under-
representative of the number of female students.
Female faculty members suggest
that tracking female appointments
and promotions is not enough: they
complain of discrimination in com
mittee composition and teaching
assignments.   This inequity in assignments is also a complaint of ^
many sessionals, who express their -
frustration that they are in marginal
faculty positions when they would
like to have permanent employment
with improved working conditions. In
addition, men and women at all levels of faculty and staff indicate con- v
cerns about women's and men's
comparative salaries and comparative maternity leave benefits across
occupational groups, such as technical staff, union staff, and faculty.
Several employees comment that -
parenting responsibilities place both
women and men at a disadvantage
in terms of employment opportunities, and pregnancy is identified as a
time when women experience spe- ^
cific discrimination on the job.  One *
father describes the disadvantages
that interfere with employment opportunities for parents, citing inadequate housing, lack of sleep, and
social isolation.   Another male re- «-
marks that men cannot afford to be
full-time parents for even short periods of time without compromising
their employment opportunities. It is
clear from comments about employment equity that some faculty mem- "
bers would like parents to have options for flexible teaching schedules
and reduced teaching loads at prorated salaries for both mothers and
fathers during the early childrearing <
years.
Some faculty and staff also note a
variety of characteristics other than
gender, race, and disability that disadvantage employees. These include age, sexual orientation, relig- "
ious beliefs, and ethnic background.
A few census respondents claim that
there is bias against female and minority graduate students. Others
cite discrimination against sessional, part-time employees, union
members, and certain professional
faculties. In addition, census respondents cite a wide variety of causes
for their discontent. Some sessional want job security, increased benefits, and improved office space.
Some union members desire regular
review of their positions and more
weight placed on ability and qualifications than seniority, and one census respondent suggests that regular job reviews would assist women,
minorities, or any employees who
are unaggressive. Some part-time
employees want full-time, permanent
employment status. Other men and
women note that the basis for merit
pay and promotion should be standardized, and similarly, in the views
of many faculty members, the basis
for promotion in professional faculties is unclear, and perhaps, unfair.
In noting discrimination, some individuals identify employment practices
that they view as discriminatory, including a lack of women and minorities recruited for positions and biased hiring decisions.
A small group of census respondents and people who contact me
report that they have no knowledge
of discrimination at UBC. They identify specific departments or their own
personal experience as evidence that
equity is currently practiced at the
University.
Recommendations
1. The Vice-Presidents should encourage training and development in
human rights practice and cross-cultural communication for individuals
in management positions. These
educational programs should be arranged in conjunction with related
campus units, such as the Disability
Centre, First Nations House of Learning, International Liaison, and the
Centre for Continuing Education.
2. The Office of Campus Planning
and Development should continue
to improve persons' with disabilities
physical access to the UBC campus.
3. The Vice-Presidents, Academic
and Administration, in consultation
with Deans, Heads, and Directors,
should continue to address the perception of some employees that merit
pay, promotion, and salaries are distributed inequitably.
4. Personnel Services and the
Vice-President, Academic, should
continue to work with staff and faculty groups to incorporate employment equity principles and practices
into bargaining unit contracts and
employment policies.
5. During the employment systems review, the President's Advisory Committee on Employment
Equity should direct its attention particularly to whether inequities exist
between male and female salaries in
various job categories, possible inequities associated with part-time
and full-time positions, and the provision of maternity benefits and
daycare.
6. The Director of Employment
Equity   in   conjunction   with   the
President's Advisory Committee on
Employment Equity, Personnel Services, and the Vice-President, Academic, should consider conducting a
study of faculty and staff who resign
from UBC to gather an understanding of how existing inequities may
affect UBC employees.
7. The Director of Employment
Equity, in conjunction with the
President's Advisory Committee on
Employment Equity, Personnel Services, and the Vice-President, Academic, should track applicants for
positions at UBC to determine
whether women, aboriginal people,
visible minorities, and persons with
disabilities are applying.
8. The role of the Director of Employment Equity is to address issues
of systemic discrimination, specifically discrimination against the
groups designated in Canada's
Employment Equity Act of 1986.
Therefore, the President, in consultation with Deans, Heads, and Directors, should clarify for faculty and
staff what sources and processes of
assistance currently are available to
employees who believe they are
encountering discrimination at UBC.
C. Pay Equity. Both male and
female census respondents at all
levels of faculty and staff responsibility comment that UBC does not
offer equitable salaries to male and
female faculty and staff, between
CUPE groups, or between medical
and science technicians. Female
faculty and professional staff who
suspect that they earn less than their
male colleagues persistently ask the
following question: "How do I know if
I am being paid fairly?"
Recommendations
See B. 3 and 5 above.
D. UBC Policy on Employment
Equity. Comments on the census
questionnaires indicate employees'
confusion over the UBC Policy on
Employment Equity. They appear to
confuse employment equity with affirmative action and reverse discrimination. Apparently, these individuals are not aware that the UBC Policy on Employment Equity states:
"The fundamental consideration for
recruitment and retention of faculty
and staff at the University of British
Columbia is individual achievement
and merit."
It may be that many employees do
not know what the current policy says
or misunderstand employment equity, which promotes full consideration for all qualified individuals. Then,
too, some faculty and staff may be
cognizant of the policy and, nonetheless, fear that employment practices
will result in reverse discrimination
and the hiring of less-qualified persons. As one employee writes on
the census questionnaire, "I am concerned that some individuals have
an erroneous impression that employment equity is reverse discrimination and that the target groups are
being given unmerited privilege."
Another respondent asks that the
program "stress that women and
minorities often are more than qualified for the jobs they apply for and
do." Most of the faculty and staff
members who express concern that
employment equity could result in
increased prejudice and decreased
standards either knowingly or unknowingly support employment equity as it is currently defined in UBC
policy.
Occasionally, these faculty and
staff members who are concerned
about employment equity express
their doubts in personal terms. One
male writes, "Although I have an intellectual understanding of employment equity, I still have a vague 'gut-
level' fear that my lack of a disability
or minority status provides the potential for being discriminated
against." Another states, "I'm in favour of employment equity in principle. As a non-tenured white male,
however, I'm concerned about its
implementation hurting my chances
for permanent employment at UBC."
Recommendation
The Director of Employment Equity should continue to produce written materials and provide oral presentations to inform faculty and staff
about UBC's Policy on Employment
Equity and the development of the
program.
E. Participation in the Census.
Two months after distributing the initial census in February, 1990, the
Office of Employment Equity sent a
second form to all employees who
had not responded to the first mailing as well as to employees hired
since the end of January, 1990. Of
those who comment and do not return their questionnaires, most say
they approve of the goals of employment equity but object to the methods of the census. Some of these
non-respondents ask why their employee numbers appear on the census forms. The answer to this question is simple: employment equity
data must be maintained as flow data
over time so that hirings, promotions,
and departures can be tracked; it is
not possible to use anonymous responses unless the University can
justify the expense and effort of surveying all employees several times a
year.
Several individuals express concern that answering the census honestly could jeopardize their jobs at
UBC. Indeed, a memo from CUPE
2950 to its members warns that responses to the question on disability
could be used to terminate an
employee's job at UBC. In addition,
some individuals express cynicism
that anything good can come of the
census data, and some individuals
claim that they are either too busy or
have more important things to do
than to participate in an employment
equity program.
Even among those who express
support for the employment equity
program, there are those who are
impatient and irritated. These individuals comment that employment
equity is long overdue and should
have started years ago. A few comment that they do not believe anything will change at UBC: "I'm too
jaded to hope the attempt at employ
ment equity will really change anything"; "As a public institution, UBC
should be setting the standard for
fairness and equity rather than its
current status of being renown as a
bastion of male chauvinism and bigotry." A census respondent identifying himself as a visible minority male
with a disability writes, "All we want
is justice and fair treatment so that
those of us who have the necessary
qualifications and experience can
aspire to higher and more responsible positions within the university."
A few people comment that in the
effort to avoid discrimination, UBC is
focusing on the phenomenon and
thereby creating a condition of discrimination rather than eliminating it.
Thus, on grounds of conscience,
some object to classification by race
regardless of the goals to be
achieved, and choose not to respond.
A faculty member sent out a memo
discouraging his colleagues from
participating in the census because
it invades privacy. Some of the non-
respondents question the definition
of visible minorities as set down by
the Employment Equity Act of 1986.
Others comment that Asians are not
a minority in many UBC departments.
Although the survey methodology
or the census questions themselves
receive only a small amount of criticism, several respondents believe
the printed materials are too expensively produced. These people suggest that the money should be used
to redress inequities in wages and
benefits: "Less gloss, more action."
Recommendations
1. The Director of Employment
Equity, in consultation with the
President's Advisory Committee on
Employment Equity, should analyze
the census responses as soon as
possible and report to the University
community the numerical profile of
women, aboriginal people, visible
minorities, and persons with disabilities in the UBC workforce.
2. If an analysis of the census
data reveals that UBC is not attracting women, aboriginal people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities in proportion to qualified,
potential applicant pools, several
actions should be considered. These
possible actions include active recruiting of qualified candidates in
these four groups and auditing the
hiring process in order to ensure active and fair consideration of female
and minority candidates.
Sharon E. Kahn
Director, Employment Equity
19 15-1990
ANNIVERSARY Education Faculty
increases enrolment
UBCREPORTS April5.1990       6
By JO MOSS
The Faculty of Education is increasing its quotas on student enrolment in
both elementary and secondary teacher
education programs for 1990/91.
It will boost the number of places in
the elementary program to 414, up from
290 this year, and to 330 in the secondary program, up from 220 this year.
"There is a projected teacher shortage overall and the Ministry of Education is encouraging all faculties of
education to increase their enrolment,"
explained Murray Elliott, UBC's Associate Dean of Education in charge of
the faculty's teacher education programs.
The faculty exceeded its enrolment
quota in both programs for the 1989/
90 school year in response to the
ministry's request, he added.
Elliott said the shortage of French
language teachers is especially serious.
B.C.'s Ministry of Education is
predicting a shortfall of qualified
French language teachers to support
existing provincial immersion programs in elementary and secondary
schools.
More than 200 French language
teachers will be required each year, for
the next 10 years, to meet those needs,
it says.
The three B.C. universities graduate no more than 45 French language
teachers a year.
"We actively recruit both at UBC
and at French language universities
across Canada, but so do other faculties of education," Elliott said. "There
is a serious shortage of qualified applicants."
The faculty enroled only nine stu
dents in the elementary French language program this year.
Students planning to enrol in UBC's
secondary program are required to
complete a 12 month program following a degree in their chosen subject.
Those enroling in the elementary
program—French or English—may
take either a two year program following a minimum of three years of post
secondary education, or a 12 month
program following a four-year degree.
Increases in faculty enrolment quotas for the coming year will be dependent on supporting funds from the provincial government, Elliott said.
Lusztig to step down
as Commerce dean
By JO MOSS
Peter Lusztig, dean of the Faculty
of Commerce and Business Administration, will step down when his term
expires in June, 1991.
He will have served as faculty dean
for 14 years.
Under his leadership, the Commerce faculty developed a first-class
reputation in the area of academic and
professional research, forged close
working partnerships with the business
community and now offers the largest
and best business PhD program in
Canada.
Whoever fills the position will take
on one ofthe plum deanships in North
America, Lusztig said.
"The last 14 years have been a great
privilege for me and very enjoyable,"
Lusztig said. "We did what we set out
to do and it's time for someone else to
take over."
He credits an excellent faculty and
outstanding students with making his
position as dean "a great privilege."
A UBC alumnus, Lusztig earned an
MBA from the University of Western
Lusztig
Ontario before
joining UBC in
1957.
He earned
his PhD from
Stanford University and
taught finance
in the faculty
before becoming dean in
1977.
Currently a trustee at Vancouver
General Hospital, Lusztig is also a
public governor for the Vancouver
Stock Exchange and a member of the
board of Canfor Corp.
He is in his final year as chair of the
Asia Pacific advisory committee to the
federal and provincial governments and
was recently nominated to lead a provincial commission into B.C.'s languishing tree fruit industry.
Lusztig said he has no firm plans
for the future after his term expires,
but said he would enjoy returning to
teaching and undertaking more community-related work.
Sheehan named Associate V-P
for information technology
Bernard Sheehan, professor in the
Faculty of Management at the University of Calgary, has been appointed to
the newly established position of Associate Vice-President, Information
and Computer Systems at UBC.
Reporting to the Vice-President for
Student and Academic Services, Sheehan will be responsible for the integration of the university's various information technology activities.
The position was created in recognition of UBC's need to successfully
implement a coherent and consistent
strategic plan for information technology, responsive to the needs of the
university community, explained President David Strangway.
"I am delighted to welcome an academic and administrator as distinguished as professor Sheehan to UBC,"
Strangway said.
Organizational units reporting to the
Associate Vice-President, Information
and Computer Systems are Central
Computing Services, Information Systems Management and Telecommunications and Data Networking.
Sheehan started one of the early
academic computer centres in Canada
in 1959. During the past 23 years, he
has held many senior positions at the
University of Calgary including direc
tor of Institutional Research,
Acting Dean of
Fine Arts and
Associate Vice-
President and
acting Vice-
President, Priorities and Planning.
He has published extensively on the subject of information
Sheehan
technology and planning, has been a
consultant to governments, institutions
and industry, and has served on national and international committees.
Sheehan was president of the international Association for Institutional
Research (AIR), president of the Canadian Society forthe Study of Higher
Education (CSSHE) and a director of
the Social Science Federation of Canada. AIR and CSSHE have named him
a distinguished member. He assumes
his new post on Aug. 1.
13 students designated
Wesbrook Scholars
The university has named 13 outstanding undergraduate students as
Wesbrook Scholars for 1989-90.
The honorary designation is
awarded to students in their penultimate or final year of an undergraduate
or professional program who stand in
the top 10 per cent of the class and
have demonstrated the ability to serve,
work with and lead others. Winners of
the Sherwood Lett Memorial Scholarship are automatically given the Wesbrook designation.
This year's Wesbrook Scholars are:
John Anderson, third-year Law; Karen
Black, third-year Arts; Keith Dawson,
fourth-year Science; David Feldbloom,
second-year Law; Sherry Grant, fourth-
year Commerce; Jodi Hudson, fourth-
year Arts; Irshad Manji, fourth-year
Arts; Yuki Matsuno, fourth-year Arts;
Eric Mueller, third-year Science; Derek
Richardson, fourth-year Science;
Rohan Spratley, fourth-year Arts;
Robert Weir, fourth-year Arts; Kirby
Wong-Moon, third-year Science.
Actpl^fi^NatiSn
Business to donate
$90 million
According to a survey of the Canadian corporate members of the Institute of Donations and Public Affairs Research (IDPAR), the corporate community plans to contribute
close to $90- million across the country to various social causes.
During the next year about 58 per
cent plan to increase their donations
budget, another 13 per cent plan cuts
and 29 per cent expect to make no
changes.
Almost half of the companies surveyed—46 percent—plan to give
more to higher education in 1990
than in 1989, while 18 per cent will
give less and 36 per cent will make
the same contributions as last year.
Part-time faculty
in Quebec
There are too many temporary,
part-time faculty teaching at Quebec
universities, says a recent report by
the Council of Universities of Quebec.
There are almost as many temporary part-time faculty as there are
full-time professors.
Today, there are an estimated
7,820 part-time faculty employed at
Quebec universities, compared to
about 8,000 career professors, says
the report. Part-time faculty are
mainly concentrated in the social
sciences, administration and education fields.
Student loans
hit by cutbacks
The Canada Student Loans program faces changes as a result of
the latest round of federal government spending cutbacks.
The cuts, announced by Treasury Board President Robert de Cot-
ret in December, are expected to
save the government $1.4-billion
during the next three years.
Changes to the student loans program will save the government
about $60-million a year beginning
in 1991-92, it estimates.
The changes include the introduction of a three per cent administrative fee that students will have to
pay for new loans and the contracting out to the private sector of the
Ottawa operations of the Canada
Student Loans program.
The government also intends to
take steps to improve the collection
of overdue payments of student
loans.
Hlliil
Letters Mine Editor
Plan 2000 criticized
Editor:
The criticisms (UBC Reports,
Feb. 8) levelled at Plan 2000 by the
Faculty of Education and the Faculty
of Science refer to the probable effects of the new syllabuses for secondary schools: students completing
them will not necessarily cover the
work required for entry to the more
demanding courses at university.
Dr. Nancy Sheehan (Education),
while acknowledging the wisdom of
trying to reduce the number of secondary school "drop-outs," warns, in
a memorable phrase, that, "The last
thing we need is a generation that
can connect everything and discriminate nothing." One may add that
attempts to make learning popular—
the word at one time was relevant—
by offering everyone a bit of everything is also to risk the danger of
making it despised, for there is no
certainty that disaffected students will
be any more enthralled by non-rigorous generalist courses than they have
hitherto been by the current offerings.
If we delve a little deeper, we
may be able to detect underlying the
ministry's plan a variant of the philosophy that has pervaded much of
American public education, and is
exemplified, in part, in New York
State's A Curriculum of Inclusion.
The gist of this curriculum is that
nobody must be left out either as
contributor or recipient, and everyone must be made "to feel good,"
even about "doing bad." As Charles
Krauthammer writes in an essay
(TIME, Feb. 5,1990), "This is ideology masquerading as education
and aspiring to psychotherapy." He
later recognizes that this approach
to education usually ends in intellectual dishonesty, diluted academic
content, and in the classroom, in the
crippling fear of offending anyone
by awarding a failing grade. In
such a setting, bright students may
well ask cynically why they should
bother to take part in a race in which
everyone is given a medal.
Delve still deeper, and we may
discover political motives which
dictate that on no account must a
government-sponsored education
scheme appear to be elitist. This
may be seen by some as an admirable democratic sentiment, as long
as we ignore the historical fact that
there has never been any progress
in any field of endeavor without an
elite in the van. Presumably, the ultimate aim of our governments is to
ensure progress as well as happiness for everyone.
Dr. Sheehan and her colleagues
have sounded the warning. We may
hope that administrators and teachers will heed it for there is little
chance that politicians, whose careers are potentially of never more
than five consecutive years, will do
so. The credits for having fought
for education rarely win votes.
Eric Hampson
Graduate Studies

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