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Volume 33 Number 3, February 5, 1987
CUPE boosts bursary
-» As we go to press, CUPE 116 has just donated $1,000 to
the Rick Hansen Special Needs Student Bursary. Ken
Andrews, President of CUPE 116, says the union's members
were "inspired to donate the money because Hansen has
caught our attention, and we like the idea of the government
-.     matching our funds.
'The union has always tried to support the University," he
_, says, "and we're not finished yet. We urge and encourage
-<    others to donate as they are able to this cause."
In addition to private donations, all proceeds from the
Celebrity Alumni Concert and Auction, to be held the eve of
Open House Mar. 5, will go to the special needs bursary.
* Board business notes
The votes have been tallied in the elections for Board of
Governors    representatives.        Dr.    Sidney    Mindess,    Civil
Engineering, and Dr. Patricia Baird, head of Medical Genetics,
are faculty representatives for a three year term. Dr. Baird was
^   re-elected for her second term.     Physical  Plant electrician,
George McLaughlin, has been re-elected representative for full—
^ time employees who are not faculty members, also for a three
-»   year term. Student representatives on the Board are commerce
student Simon Seshadri and law student Doug Stewart, both
will serve a one year term.  Terms for all representatives begin
Feb. I.
At the Board of Governors meeting, Jan. 29, a four percent
.,   increase in tuition fees was approved.    The new fee scale
comes into effect April 1 this year.
^       In    other    business    the    Department    of    Metallurgical
■*   Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science has a new name;
it's  now officially  the  Department  of  Metals   and  Materials
New club wing opens
The new guest wing  of the Faculty Club was officially
A opened by UBC Chancellor Robert Wyman last Thursday, Jan.
* 29.    More than 50 guests attended the opening ceremony
including many UBC faculty and staff who were involved in the
planning and construction. The two-floor club addition features
12 new one and two bedroom suites with balconies.    'The
guest wing was totally a faculty club project and construction
„   costs will be paid out of generated revenue," says Prof. William
Cullen, chairman of the board of directors for the Faculty Club.
„ Cost of the wing was $776,000. "Accomodation can be booked
■*  by any club member for family, friends and colleagues," Prof.
Cullen adds
, Campus safety week
4      Next week, Feb. 9-13 is UBC's first Safety Awareness Week
▼ and the University Health and Safety Committee is planning a
program of special events to heighten awareness of campus
safety issues.
A two  day  Spotlight  on  Safety  Show,  featuring  safety
product manufacturers and suppliers, will be set up in IRC to
i exhibit  such   items   as   safety   apparel   and   eyewear,   and
containers for toxic waste.     The show runs Wednesday and
, Thursday only, Feb. 11 and Feb. 12 from 9 to 5.
Free lectures will be offered Monday to Thursday in IRC
lecture hall 4 at 12:30. Featured topics include work related
stress, back pains and how to avoid them, video display
terminals and the workplace, and a look at the role of the
Workers Compensation Board. "We're hoping the event will
» become an annual feature and one in which local safety
committees will become involved," said Dr. Wayne Greene,
, head of UBC's Occupational Health and Safety Office.
* More information about Safety Week may be obtained from
the University Safety Committee at 228-5778.
.Grant buys computers
* A recent grant of $90,000 from Shell Canada will enable the
* Geophysics and Astronomy department to update computer
equipment used in research. "A large part of the grant will be
used as a base for getting sophisticated equipment to do state-
of-the-art geophysical analysis and aquisition," says Dr.
Matthew Yedlin, lecturer in geophysics and astronomy. 'The
■i equipment will also enhance our research capabilities and will
be an  assert to  our graduate and  undergraduate teaching
Z. programs."
-* The grant is in two parts; the department received $45,000
in November last year and will receive the balance in the early
part of this year. A Geometries seismic refraction recorder has
already been purchased for use in faculty research projects and
in undergraduate labs. "It's a very useful teaching and
exploration tool which interfaces with a computer and allows
students to do high quality multi-channel seismic surveying,"
Dr. Yedlin said.
An Mutation
Famous UBC Alumni Invite You to Join Them
for a Special Celebrity Alumni Concert and Auction
to Celebrate UBCs 72nd Annivcrsaiy
m udith Forst. mezzo-soprano; David Suzuki, scientist
*^and broadcaster; John Gray, playwright and composer;
Earle Birney, poet; Jack Webster, broadcaster; Bjarni
Tryggvason. astronaut: Bob Osborne. 1936 Olympic
champion: J.V. Clyne, Chancellor Emeritus: Gordon
Campbell, mayor of Vancouver; Sam Black, artist; Allan
Fotheringham, political columnist; Harold Wright. 195-
Olympic champion; and Jack Webster, radio personality are
all coming to share their time and talents in a gala
evening to kickoff [EC's first campus-wide Open House
in eight years!
6:15 pm, Thursday, March 5,1987, at the
War Memorial Gym
Sumptuous Cocktail-buffet including wine
$50 per person ($25 tax-deductible)
$500 per table often
■ Featured entertainment includes cameo
performances by the alumni above, plus other
surprise guests and items.
■ One-of-a-kind items and experiences to be
auctioned include a special package worth $3000
for a wedding in a superb UBC setting
► One half day in the garden with the Western
Gardener Da/id Tarrant
► One year's ivntalof paintingsfvm I BC's excellent
Fine Arts Gallery Collection
► Din ner for 10 at the President s (nil xite residence
with the President Mrs. Strangway. and Rick Hansen
► A poem written especially for the occasion by Earle
Birney. signed and framed
► An original watercolour by Sam Black
► Three leather-bound volumes of the /97> Montreal
► Personal opera tapefrom Judith Hirst
► The flashlight Maigo Kidder used when she was
an usherette tit the I BC Frederic Wood Theatre plus four
tickets to a Frederic Wood Theatre production
► A f/shfiriut by DavidSuzuki
► A Canadian astronaut badge that has Jloicn in
space, with framed Xational Research Council
authentication letter
► An ereniug of 'entertainment performed by John
Gray for your at-lMimeparty or special event
► Two fve tickets lo Hawaii
>■ A special guest spot on the Jack Webster Show
► Several surprise items, to be revealed on that night
► Tiro las I 'egas plane tickets as a door prize, fi/us
much more...
For more information, please contact:
Diana Korvin 22H' j.j/j
I'niversity of British Columbia
6251 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver B.C. lo77H"5
Students needed
as volunteers
Calling all students with enthusiasm and energy! A great
opportunity awaits you to have fun, meet some new people and
join the activities for the largest UBC Open House ever.
Former AMS President Margaret Copping is looking for
student volunteers to act as campus hosts during the three-day
extravaganza. "All we need is a few hours of each student's
time to welcome visitors to campus, help direct them to activites
and generally show them what a great place UBC is," says Ms.
Copping, "and we will be organizing a thank you party for all
the student volunteers once the decent weather comes. We will
be arranging a schedule, so that no-one will need to be 'on
duty' for more than one shift."
Margaret Copping, can be reached through the office of
AMS Vice President Rebecca Nevraumont, who is also lending
her energy and support, and is a member of the Open House
executive committee. Now's the time to commit yourself, and
get involved! Contact Ms. Nevraumont's office at 228-3092, and
support your University!
Student volunteers with Class Four drivers licences are also
needed urgently to drive mini-buses for an on-campus shuttle
service during Open House. Please contact Graham Argyle in
Facilities planning 228-2698.
New garden unique
One of the Faculty of Education highlights of Open House
will be the start of construction of a permanent old-fashioned
children's garden next to the Scarfe building. 'The garden will
be a model learning environment for children and also serve as
a beautiful retreat and sanctuary for faculty, staff and students,"
says Dr. Gary Pennington, Coordinator of the project.
The garden will be named the Neville Scarfe Children's
Garden as a tribute to the late Dean Emeritus Neville Scarfe, the
first Dean of Education and a firm believer in the value of
children's play.
"In our design we're going back to the literature on
children's gardens to see what features are of strong and
lasting appeal to children," says Dr. Pennington. "We want to
create something they will find enchanting. We hope this
unique garden will be as much of a feature on campus as the
celebrated Nitobe Gardens."
Dr. Pennington says the project staff are hoping for support
from day care associations, preschool groups, and interested
parents. "Anyone from the University or from the community at
large wanting to get involved in the project is. welcome," Dr.
Pennington says. "In one sense it's as easy as people donating
a rhododendron, or fruit tree from their garden. We want this to
be a place that people at UBC and university alumni have
According to Dr. Pennington, the "Pennies for the Scarfe
Children's Garden" fund-raising campaign is well underway. A
recent  benefit  auction  raised  more than  $2,000.
Turn to Page Two sec GARDEN New labs up and running
Members of UBC's School of Physical
Education and Recreation have moved into
new research facilities in the War Memorial
Gymnasium that cost nearly $500,000 to
The man who's most pleased about the
new development is the school's director, Dr.
Robert Morford, who says he'll no longer have
to answer the question: "How come your
faculty turn out such good research in such
poor circumstances?'
That question, Dr. Morford says, stems from
the fact that UBC sports science research has
a high profile nationally and, in some cases,
'The new research area," he said, "is an
upgrading of existing facilities and reflects that
in recent years there has been an influx of
new, young faculty members, all with excellent
backgrounds, who have been doing their
studies in less than ideal circumstances. .
As an example of research that has
enhanced the school's reputation, Dr. Morford
cites studies by Dr. Ian Franks, who has
received grants of more than $55,000 over the
last two years for computer analysis of sports
Dr. Franks has pioneered the use of the
computer for tracking game events and
analysing the patterns that lead up to a score.
'This research provides both coaches and
players with insights about how a game
unfolds and has ramifications for both
coaching effectiveness and player
performance," Dr. Morford said.
Yet another area that has given UBC a high
profile in sports science research is the elite-
athlete performance program in the Buchanan
Testing and Fitness Centre, run by Dr. Ted
Rhodes in the UBC Aquatic Centre.
The centre has contracts with a number of
national teams for testing and performance
measurement. Over time, it has accumulated a
huge data bank that can be drawn on for
research purposes.
The new complex of labs will include an
Exercise/Physiology unit staffed by Dr. Kenneth
Coutts, whose work on the biophysical aspects
of sports activity includes the energy
requirements of wheelchair athletes, and Dr.
Donald McKenzie, an expert in the
biochemistry of exercise who works closely
with experts in the B.C. Sports Medicine Clinic
located on the UBC campus.
Other units that are part of the new lab
complex include one for motor control
research, one that will generate programs for
athletic assessment teaching routines and
teaching areas for anatomy and physiology
courses offered by the school.
Native Indian lawyers needed
UBC is playing a key role in helping
Canada's native people gain fair representation
in the legal profession.
Through its Native Law Program,
established in 1976, native students who
would not normally meet admission
requirements are allowed to enter law school
on a discretionary basis. Once they've been
admitted, students receive special tutorials and
workshops to help them successfully complete
their studies.
University has
resource role
Political Science professor, Paul Tennant,
says UBC plays an important role in Native
Indian Land claims. Dr. Tennant, who teaches
a course on Native Indians and politics, says
Native people are becoming more aware of the
resources available to them at the University,
and non-Native students have increasing
access to information surrounding aboriginal
"Students are graduating with more knowledge in this area, which will help them to make
informed decisions later on," Dr. Tennant says.
"In addition, an increasing number of faculty
and departments are connected to, and
working with, Indian groups in areas of mutual
Dr. Tennant became involved in Native
Indian politics six years ago when a federal
government task force asked him to design a
study on the political aspects of Native Indian
organization in B.C. "As the project evolved I
realised what a huge issue I had missed at
university," Dr.Tennant says. He subsequently
spent a year on sabbatical, visiting various
Indian communities and gathering information
as an unobtrusive observer. He has since
become a well-known expert on Native Indian
politics in B.C., and is currently serving as a
advisor to Yukon Indian bands on land claims.
'The 12 bands have formed a Council for
Yukon Indians to work towards Native Indian
self government," says Dr. Tennant. " We work
at the community level, and sometimes that
means camping out in the bush for a week,
away from the distractions of the community,
to formulate policy proposals and strategy."
"Faculty are resource people and I feel a
critical part of our academic work is to educate
the public," Dr. Tennant says. "In my
consulting, I am clearly working for the Native
Indians, but my university role is not to defend
Native Indian rights. I am primarily an
academic and a resource for people in B.C.
My job is to provide the facts."
According to Dr. Tennant, many misconceptions still exist about Native Indians and
people often wrongly link aboriginal issues and
multicultural issues together. "People expect
Native Indians to fit their idea of immigrants,"
Dr. Tennant said, "but the issues are quite
"We're asking them to compete with the
very brightest of minds that come to law
school, but we're giving them a support
system," says the program's director Sam
Stevens, an .Ojibwa Indian and a UBC law
graduate. "Native students often haven't had
the educational opportunities available to other
Canadians, but when doors are opened for
them, they perform very well."
A recent survey in The Lawyers Weekly
showed that UBC, which has graduated 23
native lawyers since 1976, has trained almost
twice as many native students as any other
Canadian law school. Queen's University
ranked second with 12 native graduates.
Mr. Stevens says concern about the lack of
representation of Indians, non-status Indians,
Metis and Inuit people in the legal profession
has increased in the past decade.
"Native people make up about 2 per cent of
Canada's population," he says. "In order to
have proper representation in the legal ranks,
there would have to be approximately 800
native lawyers in Canada. There are presently
about 100, including Canada's only Inuit
lawyer, David Ward, who graduated from UBC
in 1984.
"B.C. in particular has recognized the
special legal problems facing native people as
they enter sensitive negotiations on aboriginal
rights and land claims," adds Mr. Stevens.
'There has to be a high level of trust in any
lawyer-client relationship. In the case of B.C.'s
native population, that trust increases when
they are represented by one of their own
people. A native lawyer is much more likely to
understand the lifestyle, traditional laws and
customary laws of a native community than
would the average white lawyer."
One of the reasons UBC's law school is
popular with native students is the focus on
topics such as aboriginal rights and
environmental law. 'The students gain
expertise that directly affect their people," says
Mr. Stevens. "Not all law schools offer courses
in these areas."
UBC has recently added a new dimension
to the Native Law Program. Native lawyer Vina
Starr has joined the program as an advisor in
the area of self-government for tribal councils
and bands.
GARDEN continued from Page One
As well, donations from several senior
emeritus professors who were colleagues of
Neville Scarfe, have contributed to the fund.
"Our target figure for fund raising for the
project is $10,000," Dr. Pennington says.
"An exciting aspect of the project is the
links between students, faculty and staff, many
of whom are working together on different
aspects of the project," Dr. Pennington says.
Construction costs will be reduced by
volunteer labour including a dozen UBC
landscape architecture students who are
lending their services to the project.
Organizers are also soliciting for donations of
material and services. Anyone wishing to get
involved in the project can contact Dr.
Pennington at 228-6386 or 228-2165.
Fishing for cancer cures
Two potential anti-cancer drugs have been fished from the sea by a UBC marine
chemist.   The discovery by Dr. Ray Andersen is part of a world-wide effort by
scientists and pharmaceutical companies to extract useful compounds for cancer
treatment from marine animals, such as the starfish pictured above.   Dr. Andersen's j
discovery will be among the many exciting research breakthroughs highlighted at UBC's
campus-wide Open House on March 6, 7 and 8. _
Soshin Watanabe demonstrates the Way of Tea to Fine Arts undergraduate Tim Maraun
as graduate student Lynn Katey looks on.   The Tea Ceremony, Cha No Yu, is a
uniquely Japanese combination of ritual, social gathering, performance art, and
meditation, that has been practised virtually unchanged since it was perfected 400
years ago by Sen Rikkyu, tea master to the Shoguns.  The fifteenth generation
descendant of Sen Rikkyu is the present Grand Master of the Ura Senke School for
Tea, which has chapters not only in Japan but also in major cities throughout the
world.   Mrs. Watanabe, who heads the Vancouver Chapter, regularly instructs a class
of UBC faculty and students in the Wa Ko An, a demonstration tea room in the gallery
of the Asian Centre
2      UBC REPORTS February 5, 1987 PEOPLE
UBC's Dean of Dentistry George Beagrie
will become the first recipient of an honourary
Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University
of Edinburgh. Prof. Beagrie will travel to
Scotland in July of this year to accept the
degree. The doctorate was established in the
early sixties, but Prof. Beagrie is the first
recipient to have been selected by the
Edinburgh university. Prof. Beagrie has an
honourary Doctorate of Science from McGill
University, received two years ago.
In your January 22, 1987 issue of UBC
Reports you list a number of languages offered
at this university ("Learn to speak a foreign
language", p.3). While you do mention Slovak
and Polish, it is Russian that deserves
mentioning as the most important Slavic
language. The political, social, cultural, and
scientific benefits of learning Russian, if we are
serious about peace, for example, should not
be underestimated.
Dr. Peter Petro
Acting Head, Slavonic Studies
Letters are welcome and may be on
any topic of interest to the university
community. Please be brief, no more
than 150 words, and send to The Editor,
UBC Reports.
Bruce Macdonald, acting director of UBC's
Botanical Garden, has just returned from a
B.C. government-sponsored trade mission to
Canada's major horticultural trade show in
Toronto, where he was promoting B.C. nursery
products. Also featured at the B.C. exhibit was
UBC's Plant Introduction Scheme, an unique
program which introduces new plant material
to B.C. gardeners.
Zoology    professor    David   Jones    was
interviewed on Australia's national radio
network, ABC, recently about his research into
diving physiology. Dr. Jones and UBC
colleague Dr. Geoffrey Gabbert were in
Australia on a joint project with the zoology
department of the University of Melbourne to
study the diving physiology of the platypus.
Dr. Jones was featured on The Science Show,
a regular feature of the Australia Broadcasting
Corporation; the interview aired in late
November. ABC is planning to publish a
series of interviews, including Dr. Jones', in a
popular science publication later this year.
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and
Sociology, David F. Berle was the
distinguished lecturer at the annual meeting of
the American Anthropological Association in
Philadelphia, Dec. 6 last year. Prof. Aberle
spoke on "What Kind of Science is
Library report launched
Librarian Douglas Mclnnes accepts a leather-bound copy of the recently published
President's Report on the Library from President Strangway.   The presentation was
made at a reception held to launch the report and reintroduce the "Friends of the
Library" organization.   Copies of the report are available through the Community
Relations Office.
UBC Calendar
THE VANCOUVER INSTITUTE       International House Film Night.
Saturday, Feb. 14
Asbestos: Science and
Public Policy..Dr. Hans
Weill, Pulmonary Diseases,
Tulane University School of
Saturday, Feb. 21
Canada and the U.S.: Trade
Realities. The Honourable
Allan E. Gotlieb, O.C
Ambassador to the United
' States, Washington, D.C..
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources
,      Centre. Free. 8:15 p.m.
Thunderbird Men's Gymnastics.
Dual Meet. Osborne Gymnasium. 10 a.m.
Snake in the Grass Moving
r    Theatre.
The Museum of Anthopology's resident theatre group
•f     presents more clowning and storytelling with Koko and
y        Garbanzo. Performance free with museum admission.
For further information call, 228-5087. Great Hall,
Museum of Anthropology. 2:30 p.m.
Thunderbird Field Hockey.
k        Women's Invitational Tournament finals.  UBC
Armouries. All day.
v    MONDAY, FEB. 9
Science for Peace Lectures.
Military Strategy and the Arms Race. Prof. Michael
Wallace, Political Science, UBC. Room A205, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
*-    Safety Awareness Week Seminar.
Working Women and Stress - Public and Private
*      Realities. Clarissa Greene, Nursing, UBC. IRC4. 12:30
■*,      p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Stability of Delp Satellites. Said R. Marandi, Graduate
Student, Mechanical Engineering, UBC.  Room 1215,
Civiland Mechanical Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
a   Biochemistry Seminar.
■^        Universal Replication Enzyme and its Use in Mapping of
Point Mutations in Eukaryotic Genomes.  Dr. W.
Szybalski, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research,
University of Wisconsin. IRC 4. 3:45 p.m.
4    Astronomy Seminar.
Black Holes in Galaxy Nuclei.  Dr. John Kormendy,
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Victoria. Room
260, Geophysics and Astronomy Building. 4 p.m.
Psychology Colloquium.
Early Intervention For Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr.
David Woife, Psychology, University of Western
Ontario. Room 2510, Kenny Building. 4p.m.
India: Home and the World.  Everyone welcome free of
charge. Gate 4, International House. 7:30 p.m,
History and Faculty of Applied
Science and STS Studies Public
Technology On Its Toes: Ballets, Pageants and Industrial
Exhibitions (Illustrated). Prof. Bruce Sinclair, University
of Toronto. Room A102, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Safety Awareness Week Seminar.
Back Pain, Try to Avoid It. Dr. K. J. Postma, Worker's
Compensation Board. IRC4. 12:30p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Serpentine Habitats As Evolutionary Islands. Dr. Arthur
Kruckeberg, Botany, University of Washington. Room.
3219, Biological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar.
Recent Advances and Simplifications in Mechanistic
Coenzyme B12 Chemistry. Prof. Richard G. Finke,
Chemistry, University of Oregon. Room 250, Chemistry
Building. 1 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Comparative Oceanic Ecology of the Plankton
Communities of the Subarctic Atlantic and Pacific
Oceans. Prof. T. R. Parsons, Oceanography, UBC. For
further information call, Dr. W. Hsieh 228-2821. Room
1465, Biological Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
On the Index of the Largest Observation. Ishay
Weissman, Technion-lsrael Institute of Technology.
Room 102, Ponderosa Annex C 3:30p.m. f
Metals and Materials Engineering
A Mathematical Model of the Slimes Formed During the
Betts Electrorefining Process. A. Gonzalez, Graduate
Student, Metals and Materials Engineering Department,
UBC.  Room 317, Frank Forward Building. 3:30 p.m.
History and Faculty of Applied
Science and STS Studies
The Teaching of Science, Technology and Society
Studies at the University of Toronto. Prof. Bruce
Sinclair, University of Toronto.  Buchanan Penthouse. 4
Research Centre Seminar.
Intracellular Calcium Regulation in Controls and Cystic
Fibrosis Patients. Prof. Sidney Katz, Pharmaceutical
Sciences, UBC. Room 202, Research Centre, 950 West
28th. 4p.m.
CAIS Seminar.
Artificial Intelligence and Remote Sensing. R. J.
Wood ham, UBC Laboratory for Computational Vision.
Conference Room, Sedgewick Library. 7:30 p.m.
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Correlative Probes for Potassium. Allen Bain. Room
317, Basic Medical Sciences Building.  Block C.  12
Canadian poet and fiction writer Janice Kulyk Keefer,
winner of the CBC Radio Literary Competition, author
of the short story collection The Paris-Napoh Express
and the volume of poems White of the Lesser Angels.
Sponsored bythe English Department. Buchanan
Penthouse. 12:30 p.m.
Forestry Seminar.
Two Canadians' Views of Forestry in China. Professors
John McLean and Oscar Sziklai, Forest Sciences, UBC.
Room 166, MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Safety Awareness Week Seminar.
Overview: The Role of the W.C.B. David Haig, Workers'
Compensation Board.  IRC4.  12:30p.m.
Spotlight On Safety.
Exhibits of safety products, methods and special
concerns will be on display all day. IRC lobby.
Geography Colloquium.
The North Pacificand Its Role in Climate. Gordon
McBean, Geography, UBC and Senior Scientist, Canada
Climate Centre.  Room 201, Geography Building. 3:30
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Numerical Modelling of the Northeast Pacific. Dr.
William Hsieh, Oceanography, UBC. Room 229,
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology
Social Control of Sex Change and What It Means to a
Hermaphrodite. Dr. Douglas Shapiro, Marine Sciences,
University of Puerto Rico.  Room 2449, Biological
Science Building. 4:30 p.m.
Cinema 16.
The Magician. $2.00 plus a one-time membership fee of
$1.00. For more information call, 228-3697. SUB
Auditorium. 7 p.m.
School of Social Work Continuing
Education and Centre for
Continuing Educatipn Open
Questioning the Policy Makers. Dr. Glenn Drover,
Director of Research and Senior Policy Advisor,
Parliamentary Committee on Child Care. Forfurther
information call, 228-2576. Lecture Hall A, School of
Social Work. 12:30 p.m.
Pacific Geoscience Centre
Large-Scale Counterclockwise Rotation of Western
Alaska, Indicated by Paleomagnetic Data. Dr. Brian
Globerman, Pacific Geoscience Centre, Sydney, B.C.
Room 330A, Geological Sciences Building.  12:30 p.m.
Safety Awareness Week Seminar.
V.D.T.'S in the Workplace. Pat Thomas and Pat Byrne,
Workers'Compensation Board.  IRC 3.  12:30 p.m.
Spotlight On Safety.
Exhibits of safety products, methods and special
concerns will be on display all day. IRC Lobby.
English Colloquium.
Feminist Perspectives on Phyllis Webb and Daphne
Marlott: Journal of a Bourgeois, Mainstream Critic. Dr.
Laurie Ricon, English, UBC.  Buchanan Penthouse. 3:30
Psychology Colloquium.
Physical Disability and Depression: A Longitudinal
Analysis.   Dr. Jay Turner, Psychiatry, UBC.  Room 2510,
Kenny Building. 4 p.m.
Asian Research Seminar.
Socio-Economic Change in Southeast India - 1950s to
1980s. Kathleen Gough, Anthropology and Sociology,
UBC. Forfurther information call, 228-2746.  Room
604, Asian Centre. 4:30 p.m,
Centre for Continuing Education
Illustrated Lecture.
Narwhals of Baffin Island. Dr. John Ford, Westcoast
Whale Research Foundation. For further information
call, 222-5207.  IRC 3.  7:30 p.m.
Adventures of the Mind Lecture
The Place of the Humanities in the Education of Man in
the Industrial and Technological Age.  Dr. William
Saywell, President, Simon Fraser University. For
further information call, 266-8331.  Kerrisdale
Community Centre. 7:30 p.m.
Grand Rounds.
Approaches to the Radiological Evaluation of Joint
Disease in Children.  Dr. Andrew Poznanski, Radiology,
Northwestern University, Chicago.  Room D308.
Shaughnessy Hospital. 9 a.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar.
Blood Pressure Control in the Conscious
Streptozotocin-Diabetic Rat.  Dr. Tony Hebden,
Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC. IRC3.  12:30p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
What Are Peroxisomes? Dr. D. Applegarth, Biomedical
Diseases, Children's Hospital. Parentcraft Room, Grace
Hospital, 4490 Oak Street.  1p.m.
UBC REPORTS  February 5, 1987     3 UBC Calendar
Thunderbird Men's and Women's
UBC teams host the University of Alberta in Canada
West conference action. War Memorial Gymnasium.
6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Thunderbird Women's Gymnastics.
Dual Meet. Osborne Gymnasium. 11a.m.
Thunderbird Men's and Women's
UBC teams host the University of Saskatchewan. War
Memorial Gymnasium. 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Thunderbird Men's and Women's
UBC teams host the University of Victoria. War
Memorial Gymnasium. 1:00 and 2:30 p.m.
Music of the Spheres.
The Museum of Anthropology offers a Valentine's treat
with Vancouver's Music of the Spheres. The trio will
play Early Music selections from the Renaissance to the
Baroque on period instruments. Performance free with
museum admission. For further information call, 228-
5087. Great Hall, Museum of Anthropology. 2:30 p.m.
Stereo Theatre.
Radio play, Green Fees, written by Prof. Bryan Wade,
Creative Writing, UBC. C.B.C.-F.M. 7 p.m..
Science for Peace Lectures.
The Physics of Weapons — I. Prof. Luis de Sobrino,
Physics, UBC. Room A205, Buchanan Building. 12:30
Creative Writing Drama Reading by John Murrell. His
play, Farther West, is currently playing at the Firehall
Theatre. Buchanan Penthouse. 12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar.
A Fourier Transform Spectrometer System for
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission
Spectrometry. Prof. Gary Horlick, Chemistry,
Universityof Alberta. Room 225, Chemistry Building.
2:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
The Rate of Decay of Swirl in a Short Cylinder.
Ardeshir Riani, Graduate Student, Mechanical
Engineering, UBC. Room 1215, Civiland Mechanical
Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Solving Boundary Value Problems via Riccardi's
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Transformation Method. Dr. Luca Dieci, Computer
Science, Simon Fraser University. Room 229,
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Biochemistry, Physiology and Ecology of Selenium in
MarineAlgae. Neil Price, Botany, UBC.  Room3219,
Biological Sciences Building.  12:30 p.m.
Dow Lecture in Analytical
New Developments in Atomic Spectrochemical
Measurement Systems. Prof. Gary Horlick, Chemistry,
University of Alberta. Room 250, Chemistry Building.  1
The Centre for Metallurgical
Process Engineering
Distinguished Lecturer Series.
Initial and Steady State Anodic Film Growth on
Molybdenite. Dr. Milton E. Wadsworth, University of
Utah. Room 317, Frank Forward Building. 3:30p.m.
Statistics Workshop Seminar.
Multivariate Bayesian and Ridge Regression (tentative).
Wolfgang Polasek, Institut fur Statist!k und Informatik,
Vienna.  Room 102, Ponderosa Annex C. 3:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Nonlinearities in Reaction Dynamics and the Marine
Geochemistry of Manganese. Dr. E. V. Grill,
Oceanography, UBC. For further information call, Dr.
William Hsieh 228-2821. Room 1465, Biological
Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Anatomy Seminar.
Applications of Electron Microscopy in Biology. Dr.
Larry Arsenault, Anatomy, UBC.  Room B37, Friedman
Building, 2177 Wesbrook Mall. 4p.m.
Centre for Policy Studies in
Education Seminar.
Social Goals and Economic Constraints: Issues of
Accessibility to Canadian Higher Education During the
1980's. Dr. Robert Pike, Sociology, Queen's University.
Room 115, Ponderosa AnnexH.   12:30 p.m.
Forestry Seminar.
Resource Planning and Conflict Resolution in British
Columbia with Specific Reference to the Department of
Environment. John H. Dick, Ministry of Environment,
Victoria. For further information call, 228-2507. Room
166, MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Structure and Functions of GABA Receptors in the
Mammalian Nervous System. Igor Spigelman. Room
317, Basic Medical Sciences Building, Block C. 12
Geography Colloquium.
The Scope and Scale of Homelessness in Canada.
Arthur Fallick, Centre for Human Settlements, UBC.
Room 201, Geography Building. 3:30 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology
Sexual Selection in Monogamous Birds.  Dr. Trevor
Price, Biology, University of California at San Diego.
Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Asian Studies Lecture.
The Sikhs: Past and Present. Prof. W. Hew Mcleod,
History, University of Otago, New Zealand. Room 604,
Asian Centre. 4:30 p.m.
Cinema 16.
Kerouac. $2.00 plus a one-time membership fee of
$1.00. For more information call, 228-3697. SUB
Auditorium. 7 p.m.
Mid-Term Break.
Mid-Term Break.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar.
Gut Signals For Islet Hormone Release; Experimental
Manipulation of the Gut-Pancreas Axis.  Dr. Ray
Pederson, Physiology, UBC. IRC 3.  12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Program For Preclinical Determination in the United
Kingdom. Dr. David Craufurd, Central Manchester
Authority, England. Parentcraft Room, Grace Hospital,
4490 Oak Street. 1 p.m.
Thunderbird Swimming and Diving.
First day of men's and women's Canada West
Championships. Aquatic Centre. All day. Finals at 6:30
Thunderbird Hockey.
UBC hosts the University of Saskatchewan.
Thunderbird Arena. 7:30 p.m.
UBC Child Study Centre.
Third in a series of five lectures with the general title
Helping Children Learn, sponsored by UBC's Child
Study Centre. Speaker is Dr. Marion Ralston, Language
Education, UBC.  Remaining lectures are scheduled for
March 21 and April 25. Information on fees is available
from the education faculty's Field Development Office,
.228-2013.  Child Study Centre, 4055 Blenheim St.  9:30
a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Thunderbird Swimming and Diving.
Second day of the Canada West Championships.
Aquatic Centre. All day. Finals at 5 p.m.
Thunderbird Hockey.
UBC against the University of Saskatchewan.
Thunderbird Arena. 7:30 p.m.
Sciences For Peace Lectures.
A series of 11 noon-hour lectures will be held in Room
A205 of the Buchanan Building on Mondays at 12:30
Badminton Club.
Faculty and Staff Badminton Club meets Tuesdays 8:30
- 10:30 p.m. and Fridays 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. (except Feb. 13
and 20)
in Gymnasium A of the Robert Osborne Sports Centre.
Fees $15 till April. New members welcome. For more
information, call Bernie 228-4025.
Nitobe Memorial Garden.
The Nitobe Memorial Garden will be closed weekends.
Hours will be Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free
admission during winter hours.
Botanical Garden.
The Main Botanical Garden on Stadium Road will be
open daily (including weekends) from10a.m.to3p.m.
Fitness Appraisal.
The School of Physical Education and Recreation,
through the new John M. Buchanan Fitness and
Research Centre, is administering a comprehensive
physical fitness assessment program available to
students, faculty, staff and the general public. A
complete assessment takes approximately one hour and
encompasses the various fitness tests, an interpretation
of the results, detailed counselling and an exercise
prescription. A fee of $20 for students and $25 for all
others is charged. For additional information, please
call 228-3996, or inquire at Recreation UBC, War
Memorial Gym, Room 203.
Computing Centre Non-credit
The Computing Centre is offering a series of free non-
credit courses during February and March. These
courses are intended primarily formembersofthe
university community who plan to use the facilities of
the Computing Centre. A complete list of courses is
available by calling 228-6611, or you can pick up a
schedule from the Computing Centre general office
Fine Arts Gallery.
Aspects of Contemporary Canadian Art. From the
Collections of the University of Calgary at the Nickle
Arts Museum. Fine Arts Gallery, Basement, Main
Library Building. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. -5p.m.
Saturday, noon - 5 p.m. until March 8.
UBC Tennis Lessons.
The Tennis Centre is offering lessons in the tennis
bubble, every Wednesday and Friday, or Tuesday and
Thursday. The lessons are one hour twice a week for
two weeks - novice, intermediate or advanced players.
A complete list of courses is available by calling 228-
2505, or you can pick up a brochure from the Tennis
Centre Office, Osborne Unit 11.
Application for Graduation.
Application for graduation cards have now been mailed
to students registered in the graduating year of the
following degree programs: B.A., B.F.A., B.Mus.,
B.Com., Lic.Acct., B.Ed.-Elem., B.Ed.-Sec, B.Ed.-
Spec, B.P.E., B.R.E. and B.Sc. All students who
expect to graduate this May or November are requested
to complete and return both cards to the Registrar's
Office (Mrs. Donna Anderson) as soon as possible, but
no later than Feb. 16, 1987 for graduation in May and
August 15, 1987 for graduation in November. Any
student m the graduating year of these programs who
has not received cards in the mail should confirm with
the Registrar's Office (by phone at 228-4455) that
his/her local mailing address is correct.
Students in the graduating year of all remaining degree
programs, except Applied Science and Graduate
Studies, should obtain their Application for Graduation
cards from the Dean's or Director's Office of their
Faculty or School. Students on Applied Science,
Graduate Studies or diploma programs should obtain
their applications from their departments.
Application for Graduation cards are also available in the
Office of the Registrar, 2nd Floor, General Services
Administration Building.
Please note: Every student who expects to graduate
must make application for graduation. Any student who
does not apply is ineligible to graduate.
Faculty and Staff Exercise Class.
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Instructor: S. R.
Brown. For further information call, 228-3996.
Gymnasium B East, R. Osborne Building. 12:30 - 1:05
Faculty and Staff Hockey.
Ice time has been changed in February for faculty, staff,
friends and "oldtimers" hockey to 3:45 -4:45 p.m.
Wednesdays. This is non-contact hockey for those
over, or near, 50 years of age. Newcomers are welcome.
Forfurther information call, 228-3188.  Rink 1,
Thunderbird Arena.
Occupational Stress.
The University Occupational Health and Safety
Committee Task Force on Occupational Stress is
soliciting submissions from faculty and staff on
incidences of occupational stress contributing to
accidents, illness and increases in absenteeism at the
university. Written submissions should be sent to the
Occupational Health and Safety Office, Room 209, Old
Administration Building.
MARCH 1987
* Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Fdn.
-Research  [ 1]
* Alumni Association, UBC
-Faculty Citation  [14]
* Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Assoc.
-Allied-Signal Corp.-ADRDA Faculty Scholar
Award [15]
-Investigator-Initiated Research Grant [15]
* Arthritis Society: Group Grants
-Multi-Centre, Facilitation, Development [ 1,
* Association of Commonwealth Universities
-Administrative Travelling Fellowships [13]
-SentorTravelling Fellowship [27]
* AUCC: National Defence Program
-PDF: Military History [ 1]
-Scholarships: Military and Strategic Studies [
* Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and
-AINSE Research Fellowship [28]
* Canadian Institute for Internationa! Peace and
-Research  [2]
* Canadian International Development Agency(CIDA)
-CIDA Awards Offered to Canadians [27]
* Canadian Veterinary Research Trust Fund
-Research Fellowship [20]
* Cancer Research Society Inc.
-Fellowships [15]
-Research [15]
* Deutsch er Akademisc her Austauschdtenst(DAAD)
-Study Visits of Foreign Academics [ 1]
* European Molecular Biology Organization
-EMBO Fellowships [16]
"      Fitness and Amateur Sport: Sport Canada
-Applied Sport Research [15]
* Guggenheim (Harry Frank) Foundation
.   .      -Grants for Research [1]
Health, Education and Welfare, U.S. Dept. of
-NIH Grants to Foreign Institutions [ 1]
-Small Grants Program [ 1]
* Kidney Foundation of Canada
-Summer Student Fellowship [16]
* International Copper Research Association
-Research Contract [15]
* Manning, Ernest C, Awards Foundation
-Ernest C. Manning Awards [27]
* MRC: Awards Program
-MRC Scholarship [ 1]
* MRC: Grants Program
-Maintenance Grants [ 1]
-Major Equipment [ 1]
-Operating Grants-NEW [1]
* Multiple Sclerosis Society, National U.S.
-Junior Faculty Awards [1]
-Postdoctoral Fellowships [1]
-Research [ 1]
* National Cancer Institute of Canada
-Career Award Appointments [1]
-Terry Fox Cancer Research Scientists (ren)[ 1]
* National Cancer Institute of Canada: Marathon of
-Terry Fox Research Fellow, for Physician
Scientists [ 1]
* National Cancer Institute of Canada
-Training and Study Awards [1]
* National Huntington's Disease(US)
-Postdoctoral Research Fellowships [15]
* NSERC: Vector Computer Facility
-Dorval Vector Access [1]
Royal Bank
-Royal Bank Award  [28]
* Sigma Delta Epsilon Women in Science, Inc.
-Research [ 1]
* Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
-Grants-in-Aid [ 1]
* Spencer, Chris Foundation
-Foundation Grants [28]
* Universityof British Columbia
-UBC-Research Grant (HSS) [27]
-UBC: Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships [15]
* University of New Brunswick
-Postdoctoral Fellowship [10]
* Weizmann Inst, of Science
-Joseph Meyerhoff Fellowship [28]
* Whitehall Foundation, Inc.
-Research [ 1]
* World Cultural Council
-Albert Einstein World Award of Science [28]
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the period Feb. 22 to March 7, notices must be submitted on proper
Calendar forms no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12 to the Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Road, Room 207, Old Administration Building.   For more
information, call 228-3131.


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