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Volume 31 Number 5
March 6, 1985
UBC engineering research leads to
major advance in energy exploration
New alumni
Dan Spinner, former campaign
director of the Lower Mainland United
Way, has been named executive director
of UBCs 90,000-member Alumni
He replaces Dr. Peter Jones, who
recently joined the British Columbia
Institute of Technology as Dean of
As United Way campaign director,
Mr. Spinner was responsible for the
overall management and implementation
of the 1984 United Way campaign,
which raised $9.8 million. Before
coming to B.C. in 1983, he was
associated with the United Way of
Windsor in Ontario. Mr. Spinner is also
the former president and chief
executive officer of a Toronto-based
management consulting firm and has
served as a consultant for municipal,
provincial and federal governments
and for the management firm of Touche
Mr. Spinner received a Bachelor of
Arts degree in 1970 from the University
of Toronto, where he later worked as a
research associate at the Ontario
Institute for Studies in Education and as
a researcher in university-community
relations. In 1982 he developed a course
in management of human services at
the University of Michigan.
Mr. Spinner assumed his position
with UBC's Alumni Association earlier
this week.
A group of UBC engineers will send a
new type of probe through the ice and'
into the seabed of the Beaufort Sea later
this month to demonstrate a major
advance in Canadian seismic engineering.
In just one probe the soil testing
device is capable of gathering all the
necessary information about the
strength and properties of a seabed
before off-shore construction begins.
"Right now, before oil rigs or loading
platforms can be built off-shore, at
least one drill hole must be drilled and
the core sample taken to a laboratory
for analysis," said UBC team leader Dr.
"In addition to the drill holes, a series
of individual probes, each measuring
only one property, must be pushed into
the seabed.
"The drill holes and probes are
tremendously expensive, fhey involve
large support vessels and crews, often
working sporadically because of
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"What we do is in effect take the
laboratory into the field. We get all the
necessary information from a single,
self-contained probe. The cost advantages
of our system are enormous."
Dr. Jim Murray, UBC's industry liaison
officer, said off-shore seismic engineering
work in Canada is now mostly done by
Seven honorary
degrees awarded
UBC will award seven honorary
degrees this year at its graduation
ceremonies on May 29, 30 and 31.
Receiving honorary degrees will be
Canadian author and broadcaster Pierre
Berton, President of'IWA Regional
Council No. 1 Jack Munro, architect
Arthur Erickson, mathematician Robert
Langlands, North Shore educational
administrator James Inkster, former
Vancouver Sun publisher Stuart Keate
and Bella Coola Tribe elder Margaret
Siwallace, who has provided information
on native culture for researchers across
North America throughout her lifetime.
UBC receives grant
for Japanese texts
The language programs and services
division of UBC's Centre for Continuing
Education has received a grant of
V-2000.000 (approximately $10,800
Cdn.) from the Commemorative
Association for the Japan World
The grant has been used to purchase
a word processing system for the typing,
editing and printing of Japanese
language texts.
Tadatoshi Hosoi, the Japanese
coordinator for language programs and
services, was instrumental in obtaining
the grant for UBC and is actively
engaged in the production of Japanese
language textbooks.
firms using equipment and techniques
developed for use in other parts of the
world. The UBC probe is designed to
meet Canadian conditions.
"Its impact on the energy industry is
easily in the range of multi-millions of
dollars," Dr. Murray said. "It will have
a significant cost effect on exploration
and construction in the Beaufort Sea
and on activities off the B.C. coast when
work begins there."
The probe has already been tested on
land at several B.C. sites, on the San
Andreas Fault in California by the U.S.
Geological Survey and in Norway for
the Norwegian-Geotechnical Institute.
The Beaufort Sea demonstration will be
on behalf of the Geological Survey of
The probe is the latest development in
about a decade of research by Dr.
Campanella and his team in the
geotechnical engineering program of
the civil.engineering, depa/Jmerjt. Ten of,
40 graduate students in the program
are involved with research on the probe.
Collaborating with Dr. Campanella is
Dr. Peter K. Robertson, who is at UBC as
a university research fellow of the
federal Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada.
"When we began our work, we started
by developing our equipment ourselves,
because much of it wasn't available and
what was available was too expensive,"
said Dr. Campanella.
"Then eight years ago we received
$10,000 from the University to buy a
truck frame on which to build our field
laboratory. Since then we have
developed a series of sophisticated
probes — in addition to the one we will
use in the Beaufort — that are used in
conjunction with instruments on the
truck. The probes were built by Art
Brookes and Glenn Jolly, our two
Drs. Campanella and Robertson, four
graduate students and the two
technicians will leave in mid-March with
the truck and its probe for the
Beaufort. Work there is scheduled to
begin March 19.
Prof. Dick Campanella and his research team travel north to the Beaufort
Sea this month to demonstrate a new type of probe developed at UBC for
off-shore seismic engineering.
Garden presents special lecture
The Friends of the UBC Botanical
Garden are sponsoring a special public
lecture on Wednesday, April 3.
Dr. Peter Raven, director of the
Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis,
will speak on "The Plant Crisis in the
Tropics — Our Concern Too." The
lecture takes place at 8 p.m. in the
Faculty Club. Tickets are $5.
Dr. Raven is active in developing the
Missouri Botanical Garden's research
program in tropical botany and has
travelled widely promoting an
understanding of the ever-decreasing
resources of the tropics.
A selection of tropical plants will be
displayed at the lecture.
For reservations and information, call
228-3928. UBC Reports, March 6,1985
Open (Applications can be made at
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UBC political scientists explore
"wacky world" of B.C. politics
A team of University of B.C. political
scientists is about to throw some new
light on what has been called the
"wacky world" of B.C. politics.
Dr. Donald Blake, one of the team's
members, believes that some of the
myths surrounding B.C. politics have
been debunked in a forthcoming book
based on the first comprehensive survey
of B.C. voter attitudes as well as
national survey data and government
The book, entitled Conflict in
Context: The Two Worlds of the B.C.
Voter, will be published by the
University of B.C. Press this summer
and is the fruit of more than six years of
analysis by Dr. Blake and two
collaborating UBC colleagues — Drs.
David Elkins and Richard Johnston.
Dr. Blake, who is the sole author of
seven of the ten chapters of the book,
says conventional political wisdom has
it that B.C.'s electorate is divided along
working-class, middle-class lines.
"It's been assumed," he adds, "that
these two classes have very different
political values that coincide with the
left-right split, which is reflected in New
Democratic Party-Social Credit Party
However, Dr. Blake and his colleagues
have hard evidence that about a third of
the working class votes Social Credit
and about a third of the middle class
supports the NDP.
"What turns out to be the major
intervening factor is people's attitudes
on left-right questions," Dr. Blake says.
"The members of the working class
who can be identified as 'individualistic'
will vote Social Credit, and a member
of the middle class who believes in a
strong role for the state in social policy
and economic regulation is likely to vote
The "hard evidence" that Dr. Blake
and his colleagues use for many of the
conclusions in the book is a provincewide
survey of more than 1,000 voters, who
were interviewed for an average of two
hours each. The survey was conducted
in a ten-month period following the
provincial and federal elections in
May, 1979.
"One thing we wanted to explain
provincially," says Dr. Blake, "was the
growth of the New Democratic Party.
Its share of the vote hovered around a
third until 1966, when it starts to take
off. In 1972 they won the provincial
election with 39 per cent of the vote
and lost it in 1979 with almost 50 per
cent of the vote."
The team's conclusion: The real father
of the new NDP was W.A.C. Bennett,
Social Credit premier until 1972, when
his party was defeated by the NDP
under the leadership of Dave Barrett.
Social Credit policies that spurred
NDP growth were development of the
resource economy of B.C., which led to
work settings that encourage NDP
support, and an increase in public-
sector employment, which Dr. Blake
says "gave the NDP an increased entree
into the middle class."
"The image of Social Credit as a party
of the province's interior and farming
regions is no longer warranted and it no
longer dominates other non-metropolitan
regions," Dr. Blake says.
Growth of the NDP vote, he says,
means that each major party enters an
election with almost equally sized
bases. "Social Credit has recorded
marked net gains only in Upper Status
Vancouver, and there only through the
co-optation of Liberal MLAs and their
respective mass followings."
The collapse of support for the
provincial Liberal and Conservative
parties was the pivotal political change
of the 1970s. "Our survey clearly shows
that after 1972 most Liberals gravitated
to the NDP while most Conservatives
moved in the direction of Social
Credit," says Dr. Blake.
Another myth debunked by the UBC
political scientists is that B.C. is cut off
from the mainstream of Canadian
politics and that alienation is widespread
in the west.
Dr. David Elkins, in a chapter entitled
"Allegiance and Discontent in British
Columbia," writes that alienation is an
inappropriate label for what might be
better described as "discontent, policy
grievances or partisan rivalry."
MacMillan lecture
set for March 14
Stephen Conway, vice-president of
Timberlands, Scott Paper Company in
Philadelphia, will give this year's H.R.
MacMillan Lecture in forestry.
Mr. Conway will speak on "People,
Process and Productivity" on Thursday,
March 14 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 166 of
the MacMillan Building. The lecture is
free and open to the public.
Mr. Conway will also give a seminar
on March 13 at 12:30 p.m. in MacMillan
166 on "A Productivity Model."
The attitudes alienation represents
"link British Columbians to other
Canadians beyond the province's
borders," Dr. Elkins writes. "In fact,
British Columbians are self-consciously
members of the Canadian political
community and, as such, participate in
the same party system and issue space
as do other Canadians, despite the
apparent isolation of the world of
provincial politics."
Alienation in B.C., he adds, deserves
attention "mainly because it reveals that
people care about Canada, and about
British Columbia and the actions of
The team also set out to explain the
differing voting habits of the B.C.
electorate in provincial elections, where
a two-party system is in place, as
opposed to federal elections, where
there is a choice among three parties.
Referring to the 1979 federal election
in B.C., Dr. Blake writes that "the
philosophical divisions separating the
major provincial parties were apparently
forgotten by many voters (including
nearly 40 per cent of those who voted
NDP provincially), who were affected by
the conflicts over Liberal centralism
and western regionalism, as well as
related controversies involving cultural
and language policy."
Nearly 70 per cent of those who
voted Social Credit in the 1979
provincial election went on to support
the federal Conservatives, whereas the
NDP was able to deliver only 64 per
cent of its provincial supporters to the
federal party.
"Our analysis shows ttiaf pfovinciaT"
NDP supporters who switched their
vote to the Conservatives federally did
so over the issues of language and
cultural policy or western alienation
from Ottawa. If alienation wasn't a
factor, NDP defectors tended to vote
Liberal federally. A number of
provincial NDP supporters voted
strategically in the federal election by
voting Conservative in order to get the
Liberals out."
Summing up, Dr. Blake says that in
provincial politics "it can be argued
that the issues are almost one
dimensional and are based on the
left-right division, whereas at the federal
level that division has to compete with
many other issues, including alienation,
attitudes towards Quebec and
Series on pregnancy produced
In the midst of the "mini" baby
boom, UBC has produced a series of
public education television programs
on pregnancy.
The programs will be shown on the
Knowledge Network in the spring and
will be available through Health
Ministry offices and other counselling
services throughout the province.
The series was produced by Mr. Bob
Quintrell, special projects coordinator
in UBC's biomedical communications
Dr. Peter Grantham, a medical
director for the series, said much more
is known today concerning pregnancies
than during the original baby boom.
"Most women know, for example, that
their nutrition during pregnancy is
important," Dr. Grantham said. "But few
realize that their nutrition before they
become pregnant is also important."
Dr. Grantham, head of UBC's family
practice department, said that even
more important than nutrition in most
cases are other changes in lifestyle since
eating habits are usually good in our
"It is extremely important that
mothers reduce or eliminate smoking
and drinking while pregnant," he said.
In all large studies of the effect of
smoking on pregnancy, he said, the
death rate of babies at birth was much
higher among mothers who smoked
during pregnancy. In some cases, the
death rate was as much as 30 per cent
And the latest research indicates
that pregnant women who drink more
than the equivalent of four glasses of
wine per week run the risk of exposing
their babies to fetal alchohol syndrome,
which could lead to low birth weight,
low intelligence or death. UBC Reports, March 6,1985
Reading habits start early, says expert
A UBC Faculty of Education reading
expert says parents have to become
involved in their children's reading
development if they want future
generations of young people who have a
zest for literature and a respect for
Dr. Jon Shapiro, an assistant
professor in language education, believes
that a child's experience with books
and reading can start when he or she is
only a few months old.
"What's essential," Dr. Shapiro says,
"is that the experience continue on a
regular basis and in a relaxed
atmosphere even after the child has
started formal schooling.
"A lot of parents stop reading with or
to their children when they start their
formal schooling. Add to that the
competition of television and other
modern-day digressions and it's little
wonder that reading often takes a back
Parents, however, must take care not
to make pre-school reading time
emotionally charged. "To many parents,
a child who can read before he or she
starts school is a status symbol.
"But some children are simply not
ready for the mental processing that is
necessary to interpret abstract symbols,
which is really what words are. So they
tend to become anxious and have
negative feelings about reading in their
desire to please mom and dad. But if
kids aren't pushed too hard and see their
own parents reading for pleasure and
relaxation, they'll approach the task of
learning to read in a positive way."
Other ways of creating a positive
attitude toward reading recommended
by Dr. Shapiro are allocating the child
his or her own bookcase where new
books can be stored ("children have a
highly developed sense of possession"),
giving books as presents at birthdays and
at Christmas and subscribing to one of
the growing number of magazines for
younger readers.
Research done by Dr. Shapiro in
recent years has indicated that many
boys aged six to seven come to believe
that reading is a feminine task which
boys don't do. "It's interesting that at
age three or four boys don't have that
perception," he says.
He says this idea on the part of boys
probably stems from two sources —
many children are read to at home
only by their mothers and most primary
school teachers are women. Dr.
Shapiro feels the problem can be
overcome if boys are read to regularly
by their father or a male relative or
Dr. Shapiro is quick to point out that
despite the many barriers the schools
do a remarkably good job of teaching
children to read. "Only a very small
percentage get off to a bad start," he
says, "and those who have difficulties
have remedial sources available to
And, he's pleased to add, things are
changing in modern-day schools. The
repetitive readers of the "See-Dick,
See-Jane" variety are being jettisoned
and new techniques are being introduced.
Science fiction popular with children
Sue Ann Alderson, an associate
professor in UBC's Department of
Creative Writing, has every right to feel a
sense of pride in the accomplishments
of the students who have taken her
courses in the writing of children's
In the five years that the program
has been operating enrolment in the
children's literature option — one of
nine offered in the department — has
doubled, at least three or four of her
students have manuscripts accepted by
publishers every year and the first two
students to earn Master of Fine Arts
degrees in children's literature will
graduate in the spring of 1985.
UBC's program is unique in Canada,
she said, to the extent that it includes
the children's literature option in
programs leading to the degrees of
Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts.
Ms. Alderson is herself more than just
a teacher of writing techniques. She's
had a total of eight children's books
published — three in 1983 alone —
one of which has been translated into
Commenting on trends in children's
literature, Ms. Alderson says the most
interesting current phenomenon for her
is the healthy developing interest on
the part of writers and publishers in
fantasy, including meaningful science
"The Victorians produced didactic
books for children," she said, "and
until recently the emphasis was on
children's stories that dealt with social
problems, particularly the more sensational
themes such as the drug phenomenon."
Ms. Alderson said the students who
enrol for her courses are almost all
mature women who have had
experience with children as school
teachers, children's librarians, mothers
or as members of the "helping
In addition to working closely with
the 27 students who are registered for
her courses, Ms. Alderson said she tries
to impress on them that the function
of children's literature is to enlarge and
enhance the child's imagination and
enable him or her to be creative.
"Children," she said, "somehow have
to master enormously complex external
and internal worlds that are constantly
changing. The best children's literature
will be books, stories, plays and poems
that will be useful to them in terms of
enlarging their perspectives and
feeding their imaginations, as well as
coming to terms with life in general."
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the weeks of March 24 and 31,
material must t)e submitted not later than 4 p.m.
on Thursday, March 14. Send notices to UBC
Community Relations, 6328 Memorial Road (Old
Administration Building). For further information,
call 228-31U1.
Items for inclusion in the Calendar
listing of events must be submitted
on proper Calendar forms. Forms are
available at the Community
Relations Office, Room 207 of the
Old Administration Building, or by
calling 228-3131.
The Vancouver Institute
Saturday, March 9
Past and Present in the
Morality of Politics. Sir
Stuart Hampshire,
Philosophy, Stanford
Saturday, March 16
Vision and the Brain. Dr.
David Hubel, Neurobiology,
Harvard School of Medicine.
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Building, 8:15 p.m. Free
Cancer Research Seminar.
Aging and Carcinogenesis in Vitro: Do We Ask
the Right Questions? Dr. L.M. Franks, Imperial
Cancer Research Fund Laboratories, London,
England. Lecture "theatre, B.C. Cancer Research
Centre, 601 W. 10th Ave. 12 noon.
English Lecture.
Canadian Literature and the Fear of the Open
Heart. Prof. Constance Rooke, English, University
of Victoria. Sponsored by Committee on Lectures.
Room B313, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
History Lecture.
Fast, Feast and Flesh: The Religious Significance of
Food to Medieval Women. Prof. Caroline Walker
Bynum, History, University of Washington.
Sponsored by Committee on Lectures. Room
A102, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
An opportunity to hear and speak German.
Everyone welcome. International House. 12:30 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Use of Finite Difference Methods to Solve
Steady-State Problems in Conduction and Convection
Martin Fournier, Chemical Engineering, UBC.
Room 206, Chemcial Engineering Building.
1:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Investigation of a Hydraulic Compressor, Ian
Chang, Mechanical Engineering, UBC: and ' ""
Interfacing the PUMA 560, the ORAC Lathe and
the VAX 750 into a Manufacturing Cell, T. Max
Kean, Mechanical Engineering, UBC. Room 1202,
Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building.
3:30 p.m.
Commerce/Statistics Seminar.
ANOREX: Analysis of Randomized Experiments.
Prof. William Welch, Commerce, UBC. Room 426,
Angus Building  3:30 p.m.
The Pedersen Exchange.
The Pedersen Exchange is cancelled today. The
president normally meets with members of the
University community to discuss matters of
concern each Monday from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
An Introduciton to the Regge Calculus. Dr. Leo
Brewin, Physics, UBC. Room 229, Mathematics
Building. 3:45 p.m.
Family and Nutritional Sciences
Cardiac Changes in the Diabetic Rat Dr John
McNeill, Pharmaceutical Sciences. Room 120,
Family and Nutritional Sciences Building. 4 p.m.
Biomembrane Discussion Group
A Conformational Mechanism of ATP Synthase. Dr.
Rod Capaldi, University of Oregon. Lecture
Theatre 4, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. 4 p.m.
Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research
Behavioral Science in the Criminal Justice System:
The Case of Lie Detection  Prof William Iacono,
Psychology. Room 2510, Douglas T  Kenny
Building. 4:30 p.m
Zoology "Physiology Group" Seminar.
Studies on the Chemistry and Physiology of
Salmon Growth Hormone. Dr. G. Wagner,
Physiology, UBC. Room 2449, Biological Sciences
Building. 4:30 p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds.
The Iceberg Phenomenon in the Elderly — The
Titantic Awaits. Prof. Williamson, Geriatric
Medicine, Edinburgh, Scotland. Lecture Theatre
Room G279, Acute Care Unit, Health Sciences
Centre Hospital. 12 noon.
Botany Seminar.
Hydrogen lon Translocating ATPases in the
Tonoplast and Plasma Membrane of Plant Cells.
Alan Bennett, Vegetable Crops, University of
California, Davis  Rom 3219, Biological Sciences
Building. 12:30p.m.
Science, Technology, and Society
Studies Meeting.
A Policy for Cooperative Resource Management
Based on Water. Dr. Yves Bajard, civil engineer and
geologist, Watercount Systems, Ltd. Vancouver.
Room D121, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m
Merck Frosst Lecture.
Electron Transfer: A Unifying View of Reaction
Mechanisms. Prof, lay Kochi, Chemistry,
University of Houston. Room 250, Chemistry
Building. 1 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar.
Networking and Cryptography. Prof, lean Conan,
Electrical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique de
Montreal. Room 402, Electrical Engineering
Building. 1:30 p.m.
Cancer Research Seminar.
Are there Genes which Control Tumor Metastases?
An Approach to the Problem. Dr. L.M. Franks,
Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories,
London, England. Lecture Hall 1, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
Zoology Seminar.
Making Moves: The Neural Control of Walking and
Flying. Dr. J. Steeves, Zoology, UBC. Room 2449,
Biological Sciences Building. 4:30p.m.
Technology Transfer Series.
Last in a series of four presentations on technology
transfer from UBC's physics department.
Tonight's topic is PET at UBC: Multidisciplinary
Exploration of the Brain in Health and Disease.
Dr. Thomas Ruth, Imaging Research Centre, UBC.
Cost is $5 at the door. Robson Square Media
Centre. 5:30 p.m.
Archaeology Lecture and Tour.
Shell Middens in Culture History: The Pender
Island Site. Dr. Roy Carlson, SFU. Followed by
tour of "Changing Tides." Refreshments Theatre
Gallery, Museum of Anthropology. 7:30p.m.
Asia Lecture.
The Pacific Age and Japan: A Historical
Perspective. Prof. Kimitada Miwa, director.
Institute of International Relations, Sophia
University. Sponsored by the Institute of Asian
Research and Consulate General of |apan in
Vancouver. Auditorium, Asian Centre. 8 p.m.
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Comparative Effect of Rauwolscine, Prazosin and
Phentolamine on Blood Pressure, Cardiac Output
and Distribution. R, Tabrizchi, graduate student,
Pharmacology and Therapeutics, UBC. Room 317,
Block C, Medical Sciences Building. 12 noon
Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of |.S. Bach. )ohn Sawyer, violin; Nan
Mackie, viola da gamba; and Doreen Oke,
harpsichord. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Ethnicity and the Media.
Paul Wynn, host ot the QIC series    The
Canadians"- "Images ,\nd Reality Who Arc "the
Canadians'7" Room A102, Buchanan Building
12:30 p.m.
Forestry Seminar.
A Productivity Model: Management, Measurement
and Motivation. S. Conway, vice-president,
Timberlands Scott Paper   Room lbb, MacMillan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Urban Land Economics Workshop.
HOPSIM: A Policy Simulation Model. Richard
Arnott, Economics, Queen's University   Penthouse,
Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
Changes in the Discharge of Selected Rivers in
British Columbia. Gary Barrett, Geography, UBC.
Room 201, Geography Building. 3:30 p.m.
Lipoprotein Research Group Seminar.
An Unusual Variant ot Type III Disease. Dr   |
Frohlich, Roger Mcleod, UBC. Col beck Library,
Room L-332, Shaughnessy Hospital. 4 p.m.
Geophysics and Geology Seminar.
Interactions with North America of Plates ot the
North Pacific  Basin. Prof. Allan Cox, Geophysics,
School of Earth Science's, Stanford University.
Room 260, Geophysics and Astronomy Building.
4 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
Intertidal Mosaics: Patch Size, Propogate
Availability, and Spatially Variable Patterns ot
Succession, Dr Wayne Sousa, Zoology, University
of California at Berkeley. Room 2449, Biological
Sciences Building. 4: U) p.m.
Chamber Music Recital.
Tony Nickels, oboe; Michael Borschel, clarinet;
lohn Gaudette, b.issoon; Brian G'Froerer, french
horn; Dennis Miller, tuba; John Rudolph,
percussion; and Robert Rogers, piano. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 8 p.m.
Geological Sciences Lecture.
lurassic Paleo-Biogeography and Displaced
Terranes. Prof. Paul Smith, Geology, UBC. Room
liOA, Geological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m
Fine Arts Lecture.
Patterns of Patronage tn Chinese Painting. Prof,
lames Cahill, Fine Arts, University of California,
Berkeley,  Sponsored by Committee on Lectures.
Lecture Hall h, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. 12:30 p.m.
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UBC Choral Union.
Durufle's Requiem and music by Bartok and
Schutz. leffrey Campbell, director, and Patrick
Wedd, organ. Recital Hall, Music Building
12:30 p.m.
Job Search Strategies.
)ob Hunting. Discouraged before you've started?
Learn clues to finding unadvertised iobs, and
survival techniques while hunting. Registration
required in Brock 203. Room 106, Brock Hall.
12:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminars.
Molecular Reorientation in the Alkalai Hydroxides
and Hydro-sulfides. Ken lefferey, University of
Cuelph. Room 318, Hennings Building. 2:30 p.m.
Psychology Lecture.
Economy of Probabilistic Stress: Interplay Between
Controlling Activity and Threat Reduction. Dr.
Richard Neufeld, Psychology, University of
Western Ontario. Room 2512, Douglas T. Kenny
Building. 4 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
The TRIUMF KAON Factory. Michael K. Craddock,
Physics, UBC. Room 201, Hennings Building.
4 p.m.
Big Block Dinner.
Women's Big Block awards dinner. For more
information, call 228-2531. Faculty Club.
6:30 p.m.
Special Lecture.
UBC's Centre for Continuing Education presents
George Dyson, kayak builder, voyager and
natural historian, who will speak on the history and
development of the baidarka — a Russian
adaptation of the Aleut kayak. Cost is $6,
pre-registration rec'ommended. For more
information, call 222-5207. Lecture Hall 3,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
7:30 p.m.
UBC Contemporary Players.
Stephen Chatman and Eugene Wilson, directors.
Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Retroviral Vectors for Gene Therapy. Dr Dusty
MrHer, Tred Hutchison Cancer Center, Seattle.
Parentcraft Room, Grace Hospital. 1 p.m.
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Geological Sciences Lecture.
Design of Defences Against Debris Flows. Dr.
Oldrich Hungr, Thurber Consultants Ltd. Room
330A, Geological Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Linguistics Colloquium.
What's Common and What's Not Common in
Phonological Change in Eastern Bantu Derek
Nurse  Room D224, Buchanan Building  3:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
The Beaufort-Mackenzie Basin: Concepts in
Hydrocarbon Exploration. Dr. Gary S. Holmes, Esso
Resources, Calgary. Room 1465, Biological
Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m
Education Lecture.
Learning Cooperatively: Educational Strategies for
Unsettled Times. Prof. David lohnson, Educational
Psychology, and Roger Johnson, Curriculum and
Instruction, University of Minnesota. Cost is $10,
$7 for students. For details, call 222-5261. Lecture
Hall 6, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
8 p.m.
UBC Choral Union.
leffrey Campbell, director, and Patrick Wedd,
organ. Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
UBC Wind Symphony.
Shostakovitch's Symphony No. 5, and music of
Jaeger, Persichetti and Wagner. Martin Berinbaum,
director. Recital Hall, Music Building. 2:30 p.m.
Early Music Recital.
A Scarlatti Tricentennial Celebration, featuring
Scott Ross. For more information, call 732-1610.
Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
Vancouver Society for Early Music.
Music of Scarlatti and His Contemporaries. Scott
Ross, harpsichord. Ticket information: 732-1610
Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 pm.
An opportunity to hear and speak German.
Everyone welcome. International House. 12:30 p.m.
UBC Wind Symphony.
Shostakovitch's Symphony No 5, and music of
Jaeger, Persichetti and Wagner. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Within-Kiln Variability of Transmission Heat
Losses. Franklin L  Laytner, Chemical Engineering,
UBC. Room 206, Chemical Engineering Building.
1:30 p.m.
The Pedersen Exchange.
An opportunity for members of the University
community to meet with President George
Pedersen to discuss matters of concern. People
wishing to meet with the president should
identify themselves to the receptionist in the
Librarian's office, which is immediately to the left
of the main entrance to Main Library  3:30 to
5 p.m
Commerce Seminar.
The Kalman Filter and Its Application to
Forecasting. Pat Ngan, graduate student, Civil
Engineering, UBC. Room 426, Angus Building.
3:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Combustion and Other Burning Issues Prof. G.
Karim, University of Calgary. Room 1202, Civil
and Mechanical Engineering Building 3:30 p.m
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Passive Protein Transport Across Fixed-Charged
Barriers. Dr. Edward Mansfield, Mathematics and
Physiology, UBC  Room 229, Mathematics Building.
3:45 p m.
Family and Nutritional Sciences
The Role of Nutritional Factors in Congenital
Malformations. Dr. ludith Hall, Medical Genetics,
UBC. Room 120, Family and Nutritional Sciences
Building. 4 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group/
Chemistry Seminar.
Mechanism of Oxygen Activation by the Catechol
Dioxygenases. Dr. Lawrence Que, Chemistry,
University of Minnesota. Lecture Hall 4,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre. 4 p.m
Zoology "Physiology Group"
Ammonia Transport Across the Fish Gill: Are
Perfused Fish Heads Really Worth It? Dr. D.H.
Evans, Zoology, University of Florida. Room 2449,
Biological Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
UBC Wind Symphony.
Martin Berinbaum, director. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 8 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Biological Limits of Tree Improvement. R. Silen,
U.S. Dept. of Forestry, Corvallis. Room 3219,
Biological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture.
Interfacial Inorganic Chemistry: Study of
Reactive Intermediates in Organometallic
Photoreactions. Prof Mark S. Wrighton,
Chemistry, MIT. Room 250, Chemistry Building.
1 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
The El NTno Southern Oscillation in Southeastern
Australian Waters. Dr. William Hsieh, Oceanography,
UBC. Room 1465, Biological Sciences Building.
3:30 p.m.
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Determinants of tschaemic Arrhythmogenesis in
the Rat. Dr. M.J.A. Walker, Pharmacology and
therapeutics, UBC Room 317, Block C, Medical
Sciences Building. 12  noon.
Forestry Seminar.
Fisheries-Forestry Interactions: Conclusions from
the Carnation Creek Study. Dr. G. Hartman,
Fisheries Research Branch, Pacific Biological
Station, Nanaimo. Room 166, MacMillan
Building  12:30 p.m.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Shostakovich and Strauss. Eric Wilson,
cello, and Thelma Wilson, piano. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
Institutionalising Social Difference: The Canadian
State and Vancouver's Chinatown. Kay Anderson,
Geography, UBC. Room 201, Geography Building.
3:30 p.m.
Geophysics Seminar.
Near-Field Ray Tracing in a Two-Dimensional
Inhomogeneous Acoustic Medium. Dr. Matthew
Yedlin, Geophysics and Astronomy, UBC. Room
260, Geophysics and Astronomy Building. 4 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
Ecological Determination of Territoriality in
Bufflehead and Gotdeneyes: Food, Nest or Sex?
Jean-Pierre Savard and Gilles Gauthier, Animal
Resource Ecology, UBC. Room 2449, Biological
Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Death of a Salesman. SUB Auditorium  7:30 p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds.
Current Concepts of Diabetic Retinopathy. Dr.
Donald Studney, Medicine, Health Sciences
Centre Hospital. Lecture Theatre Room G279,
Acute Care Unit, Health Sciences Centre
Hospital. 12 noon.
Interview Techniques.
Prepare yourself to answer the questions.
Registration required in Brock 203. Room 106,
Brock Hall  12:30 p.m.
University Singers.
Bach's Cantata No. 214, and Handel's Coronation
Anthem. James Fankhauser, conductor. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
McDowell Lecture.
The New Angles, Dimensions and Images of
Magnetic Resonance. Prof. Charles A. McDowell,
Chemistry, UBC. Room 250, Chemistry Building.
1 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Electron Spin Resonance in Quasi-One Dimensional
TCNQ Compounds. Francisco Cabanas, UBC. Room
318, Hennings Building. 2:30 p.m
Religious Studies Colloquium.
Three Stupas of Ch'angan. Prof. Shotaro lida,
Religious Studies, UBC. Room 604, Asian Centre.
3:30 p.m.
Leisure and Cultural Studies Seminar.
The Business of Pleasure: Making Sense of
Victorian Music Halls. Peter Bailey, History,
University of Manitoba. Penthouse, Buchanan
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Tree Planting Ceremony.
Members of the 1985 graduating class will hold a
tree planting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. at SUB plaza.
A reception follows in the Party Room of the
Student Union Building. 3:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
Protein Quakes. Hans Frauenfelder, Physics,
University of Illinois at Urbana. Room 201,
Hennings Building. 4 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
Antigenic Variation and the Structure of Influenza
Virus Hemagglutinin. Dr. Ian A. Wilson,
Molecular Biology, Research Institute of Scripps
Clinic, La Jolla, Ca. Lecture Hall 4, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
Big Block Dinner.
Men's Big Block awards dinner. For more
information, call 228-2531 Faculty Club.
6:30 pm
Student Recital.
Bernard Duerksen, piano. In partial fulfillment of
the requirements for the M.Mus. degree. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
Hispanic and Italian Studies Public
Fray Luis de Leon, Tradition, Imitation and
Creation. Prof. EL  Rivers, State University of New
York at Stony Brook. Room A102, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
UBC Chinese Instrumental.
Alan Thrasher, director. Recital Hall, Music
Building, 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Moral, Ethical, and Legal Implications for Mother
and Fetus ot the Newer Technologies. Dr. Betty
Poland, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Grace
Hospital. Parentcraft Room. Grace Hospital. 1 p.m.
Hispanic and Italian Studies
Baroquism in Spanish ,ind Italian Literatures. Fee
is $5 for faculty, $ i for students. Registration is at
10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 22 in the Main
Lounge of the Faculty Club  Registration forms and
programs available through the Hispanic and
Italian Studies office, Buchanan C258. The two-day
symposium includes public lectures at 12:30 p.m.
on March 22 and at 2:45 p.m. on March 23. Room
B314, Buchanan Building. 3-6 p.m.
Linguistics Colloquium.
Passive, Middle and Pseudo Plurals. Alfredo
Hurtado, Languages, Literature and Linguistics,
SFU. Room D224, Buchanan Building. 3:30p.m.
Hispanic and Italian Studies Public
iGongora Anti-Gongorista? Prof. L.J. Woodward,
Spanish, St Andrew's College, Scotland. Room
A202, Buchanan Building. 2:45 p.m.
Canada vs. U.S. Volleyball.
A rematch of last year's exciting Olympic men's
volleyball semi-final match between Canada and
the United States The U.S. went on to win the gold
medal while Canada finished fourth. War
Memorial Gym. 5:30 p.m.
University Singers.
Bach's Cantata No 214 and Handel's Coronation
Anthem. James Fankhauser, director. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 8:30 p.m.
Lost and Found
The Lost and Found is located in Room 208 of
Brock hall, telephone 228-5751. Hours are 12:30 to
4 p.m on Mondays, 1 30 to 4:30 p.m. on
Tuesdays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
on Wednesdays, 1 30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays
and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on hritJayi.    __,__,
Badminton Club
Faculty and staff badminton club meets Tuesdays
8:30-10:30 p.m. and Fridays 7:30-10:30 p.m. in Gym
B of the Robert Osborne Sports Centre. New
members welcome.
Bamfield Excursion
The Centre for Continuing Education is again
offering the three-day field study program. Gray
Whales and Sea Birds, at the Bamfield Marine
Station on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Dates: March 29-31. Cost: $235 includes bus
transportation UBC/return, accommodation and
nine meals. Tuition portion ($105) of the total fee
is income tax deductible  For furtherinformation,
Fine Arts Gallery
HYPOSTYLE: In Support of Culture, an installation
by Greg Snider, is on display until March 16.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
Free admission.
Hockey players over the age of 50 are required
for a UBC faculty-staff team. Anyone interested in
venturing on to the ice should leave their name
with Bob Hindmarch, Athletic Office, 228-4279.
Faculty Club Exhibition
Recent Water Colors by Victor Doray on display
March 4 to 29
Museum of Anthropology
Music in the Great Hall, the Museum of
Anthropology presents a series of musical
presentations in the Great Hall on Sunday
afternoons at 2:30 p.m. March 24 — Metroscope
Cello Project: March 31 — Eighteenth Century
Chamber Music for Two Flutes and Continuo; April
7 — Flute Concert of Chinese T'ang Dynasty
Pieces and a lapanese Theatre Musical Composition.
Free Identification Clinic. Bring objects from your
collections to the museum for assistance with
identification and conservation. Tuesday, March
26 at 7 p.m.
Special Lectures. In conjunction with its
exhibition Changing Tides, which focuses on the
development of archeological research in B.C.'s
Fraser Delta region, the museum is sponsoring the
following special lectures: Shell Midden Layers
and Coast Salish Settlement Patterns: New Ideas
from the Investigation of the Crescent Beach and
St  Mungo Sites, by Leonard Ham on March 26 at
7: JO p.m.: Prehistoric Lifeways at Ozette, by Prof.
Richard Daugherty, Washington State University,
on April 2 at 7:30 p.m.


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