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Array Volume 30    Number 22
November 28, 1984
Alzheimer's disease:
new hope from UBC
A UBC scientist has developed an animal
"model" of Alzheimer's disease, the
neurological disorder that kills at least
10,000 Canadians each year and affects the
mental ability of about 300,000 others.
It is the first animal model developed
for the disease, the fourth leading killer in
The model, says Dr. H. Christian Fibiger,
will give researchers working with patients
a much more precise idea of what drugs
may be effective in treating the disease.
The development is one of a number of
recent scientific advances into Alzheimer's,
until recently shrouded in mysten and
It was only eight years ago, Dr. Fibiger
said, that researchers discovered that the
disease is associated with a deficiency of a
certain chemical in parts of the brain. The
chemical is acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter
which passes signals from one brain cell to
"We've been able to destroy some of the
cells that use acetylcholine to transmit to
other cells in rats' brains.'" said Dr. Fibiger
of UBC's neurological sciences division.
"Afterwards the rats were tested and
showed delects in learning and memory, as
would a person with the disease. I hen we
treated these rats with certain t\pcs of drugs,
tested them again, and Ibund their
performance near normal.
"When we slopped drug treatment, they
deteriorated again."
One of the drugs, a member of a lainily
called cholinomimetics, has been used on
Alzheimer victims but was not effective,
"possibly because undesired side effects
occurred before beneficial, potentially
therapeutic responses could be measured.
"What we should do now is concentrate
CIDA funds
Asia trip
As part of a CIDA-funded initiative.
President George Pedersen will spend three
weeks in Asia next month, visiting
universities, meeting Canadian government
officials and UBC alumni, and attending
an international management conference.
Dr. Pedersen leaves Vancouver Nov. 30
and will travel to Korea, Bangkok,
Singapore, and Hong Kong before
returning home Dec. 19.
In Singapore, the president will attend a
conference of the Association of Southeast
Asian Institutions of Higher Learning.
Dean Peter Burns of UBC's Faculty of Law
and Dr. Terry McGee, director of the
Institute of Asian Research, are also
attending the Singapore conference with
CIDA's support.
"Our ties with other Pacific Rim
universities are becoming closer all the
time, with an ever-widening exchange
program involving students and faculty," Dr.
Pedersen said. "This trip will give me a
chance to strengthen contacts we have
already made in the Far East and to forge
a number of new ones."
on other members of the same family of
drugs to find one that has lower side
effects at doses that have positive effects on
the disease," Dr. Fibiger said.
His research was funded bv the federal
Medical Research Council.
The director of Canada's only Alzheimer's
assessment clinic said the animal model
was a major step that will hopefully result in
more effective treatment.
"At the moment we have no clings to treat
the disease," said Dr. Lynn Beattie,
director of the Alzheimer's clinic in the
Health Sciences Centre Hospital on
campus and associate professor in UBC's
Faculty of Medicine.
"The importance of the model is that now
we can do drug trials to try to find an
effective medication. The model will also
allow us to check our theories concerning
the disease, and perhaps advance our
knowledge further."
China, UBC
co-operate in
new program
UBC's Facultv of Commerce and business
Administration may soon help educate
foreign trade officers lor the Chinese
Dean Peter Lusztig last week returned
from China where he and cleans of lour
other management schools in the U.S., the
Netherlands and Canada attended
meetings with ihe Chinese Ministry of
Foreign Economic Relations and Trade
and with representatives of the International
Trade Centre, the United Nations boclv
operating out of Geneva.
"Negotiations are continuing on the
financing of the proposal," Dr. Lusztig said.
"I'm satisfied that they can be successfully
concluded and that UBC will have a role in
the training programs.
"The Chinese would like us to enrol
some of their professors in graduate
degree programs at UBC, offer advice on a
suitable curriculum for their own
institutions, conduct joint research, and give
seminars in China."
The Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration has old and strong links
with China, particularly with the University
of International Business and Keonomics,
formerly the Beijing Institute of Foreign
Trade, one of the Chinese institutions
participating in the program and with
Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Dr. Lusztig had other good news from the
"While I was there I discovered that the
commercial counsellor in the Canadian
embassy in Beijing, the Canadian
commissioner in Hong Kong and high
commissioner in Singapore all have one
thing in common.
"They are all UBC grads."
Dr. J.S. Sim ... his research opens way for $6-»iillii»i intlitstiy in B.C.
New industry expected
from UBC egg research
A IjBC researcher has developed a
method of extracting from egg whites a
valuable substance that is expected to result
in a $6-million provincial industry.
The substance is lysozyme, a natural
preservative used in food and pharmaceutical
A UBC research team led by Dr. J.S. Sim
in the Facultv of Agricultural Sciences has
developed a system of separating lysozyme
rapidly and continuously from egg whites.
Their work was in collaboration with a
B.C. egg processing firm, Brookside Farms
Ltd. of Abbotsford. Other members of the
UBC team are Drs. Darrell B. Bragg, head of
the poultry science department. Dr.
United Way still
short of target
A generous campus response is needed
in upcoming days if UBC hopes to meet
its target figure for this year's LTnited Way
John Lomax of Financial Services who
heads the campus campaign, says that so
far only $97,472 of the $130,000 target
figure has been raised. "I really urge
people to respond to the second set of
pledge cards that were sent out in
mid-November. Unless we get a big
response soon we'll fall quite a bit short of
our target."
Last year UBC employees pledged
$128,000 to the United Way, $8,000 more
than the target figure for the 1983 campus
Shuryo Nakia ol the food science
department, and Dr. Victor Lo of the
bio-resource engineering department, all in
the Facultv of Agricultural Sciences.
The work was supported bv research
grants from tiie federal Natural Science
and Engineering Research Council.
"We expect our work will be finished in
two years," Dr. Sim said. "By then we will
have a production system large enough for
industrial application."
Dr. Sim said B.C. now has about six
million dozen eggs a year not used on the
fresh market, some of them rejected for
fresh consumption because of cracked
shells, double yolks or other reasons.
'The economic value of the lysozyme far
exceeds the vaJuc of the surplus eggs." Dr.
Sim said. "As use of our process and of
lysozvme increases, we predict that more
eggs will be produced, in addition to the
present surplus, to meet the demand for
Dr. Sim said present commercial
methods of extracting lysozyme have two
major limitations. The substance can be
removed only from batches rather than
continously, as the new UBC process
allows. And current technology damages
some of the protein constituents of the
egg white. The new method leaves the egg
white protein unharmed.
Dr. Sim said the impact of the new
technique will be great.
"The largest market applications aren't in
B.C.," he said. "France and Japan are two
countries that will be very interested in our
work when word of it gets out." UBC Reports, November 28, 1984
Need help in library? Ask Joan
"Interpreting the library to users and
interpreting the needs of users to the
library" is how Joan Sandilands, head of the
UBC Library's Information and Orientation
Division, defines her role on campus.
"Our division is involved in several
different activities, all of which are geared
toward one goal," says Ms. Sandilands. "We
want to promote the library as an important
resource for the University and indeed for
the whole province-, and to make it as
accessible and easv to use as possible." She
describes a typical day in her division:
I usually work at least a one-and-a-half
hour shift at the Main Library information
desk. I like this kind of direct contact with
library users because it keeps me in touch
with what people find helpful about our
system and areas v. here problems may
arise. Librarians from divisions and
branches throughout the system help us
staff the desk.
The enquiries we get at the desk are
generally for information on how to "crack
the system" of our catalogues. We also
spend a lot of time interviewing patrons
about the kind of information they need,
then referring them to other parts of the
library system for expert assistance. We get
between 1,100 and 1,300 phone calls a
month at the desk, most of which are from
people who work in industry, business,
consulting firms or government agencies.
Usually they want to know whether the
library has a particular item, or whether we
can provide information on a specific
I'm involved most days in some form of
instruction or orientation for library users. I
think it's important in a system as large
and complex as this one to provide some
kind of personalized introduction to the
library for beginning students. We conduct
general tours of the Main Library (the
most intimidating building on campus) at
the beginning of winter and summer
sessions and we help out with the
Sedgewick Library's program in which all
English 100 instructors are invited to bring
their classes to Sedgewick for a one-hour
"Library Lab" in the fall. We do a fair
number of introductory tours for high
school groups, mainly grade 12 students,
and for as manv other individuals and
groups as possible given our limitations in
time and staff. Orientation for some
groups, such as elementary school students,
is done more for public relations than for
actual instruction.
Part of my day is spent on library
publications. All the publications for the
library system are channelled through our
division, so we've been able to develop a
consistent image and uniformity of style.
We write or edit material, do layout and
design, and look after the printing and
distribution for library handbooks and
guides, the monthly staff bulletin and the
Library News, a publication featuring
general-interest news about the library
which is distributed both on and off the
Another system-wide responsibility of our
division is to design and produce signs for
all the UBC libraries. We receive requests
for signs from stiff in various branches
and then it's our job to produce the
message they want to get across in as clear
and visually attractive way as we can.
I try to be as involved as possible in
promoting the library to on- and off-campus
groups, f've spoken to school teachers,
library technicians, and groups of other
librarians, for example, trying to explain
what the UBC Library has to offer and how
it differs from other libraries in the
province. It's important to reach out to
off-campus groups because our library is a
provincial resource and the more familiar
people are with the system and how it
works, the more efficiently it will be used.
Our division spends a fair amount of
time as well in liaison with other divisions
within the library svstem. Because the
Main Library information desk is the most
heavily used public service point in the
system, we are in a good position to advise
suiff in the cataloguing and systems
divisions on the most useful ways to prepare
catalogue information for library users.
Staff members in these divisions are usually
open to our suggestions. The fact that we
maintain a direct line of communication
between the public service and technical
service components of the library means
that we're better able to produce
catalogues that are understandable and easy
for people to use.
Ms. Sandilands' commitment to services for
library users doesn 't end when she leaves the
UBC. campus. She is active in the B. C. Library
Association and is currently chairing the
association's committee cm public relations.
Joan Sandilands
Mathematics critical, but people make the decisions
A relatively small (11 people) and
unknown office on the west side of the
Old Administration Building is responsible
for generating information that affects
virtually every person on the UBC campus.
The office, which has undergone several
name changes in recent years (even the new
campus directory lists an outdated name)
is officially the Office of Budget, Planning
and Systems Management, which functions
under the leadership of John Chase. Dr.
Chase, who came to UBC from Simon
Fraser University in the spring of 1983,
earned his doctorate at the University of
Michigan, and his area of specialization is
higher education administration.
In recent years, the office has been
known as the Office of Institutional
Analysis and Planning, and later as the
Office of Budget, Analysis and Planning.
Even though the newest name drops the
word 'analysis' there is no question that it
is a key word in describing the duties of the
In addition to Dr. Chase, the office has a
senior fiscal analyst. Elmer Morishita, a
senior systems analyst. Bob Crane, two
programmer/analysts, Kerry Kerluke and
Marion Wight, two general analysts, Dale
MacCrostie and Sharon Cochran, an
assistant budget accountant, Trish Whitford,
a secretary, Grace Neufeld, and two clerks,
Cindy Graham and Kathleen Cheng.
The role of the office is to gather data
and to provide information and analyses to
those University officers and committees
charged with developing or implementing
policy in a variety of areas. Dr. Chase said
the office also provides information to a
number of agencies and institutions
outside the University.
Dr. Chase, who reports to Bruce
Gellatly, Vice-President Administration and
Finance, has seven major areas of
responsibility — student and faculty profiles,
enrolment forecasting, space analysis,
instructional activity, collective bargaining
information, resource allocation, and the
University's general purpose operating
Although the office has the latest in
electronic tools antl can produce accurate
Dr. John Chase, far right, head of the Office of Budget, Planning and Systems
Management, with staff members Marion Wight, Sharon Cochran, Bob Crane, Kerry
Kerluke, Trish Whitford, Elmer Morishita, Kathleen Cheng, Grace Neufeld and Cindy
Graham. Missing from photo is Dale MacCrostie.
data on a multitude of subjects and
situations, there are still areas where
science can't help, where a "best guess" is
still required. Dr. Chase cites enrolment
forecasting as an example.
This year, fully one-third of the grade
12 students who were accepted by UBC
failed to register, compared to a usual
'no-show' rate of 20 per cent. The situation
was the same at the University of Victoria
and at SFU. The three universities are
working together to find out why this
happened. They are asking the 'no-show'
students themselves, and expect to have
answers early in the new year.
Meanwhile, enrolment forecasts for
1985-86 have to be made. "So we look at
everything we do know — tuition fees,
student aid, the anticipated state of the
provincial economy, etc. — and come up
with figures," said Dr. Chase. "But it may be
that they will have to be revised as
additional information comes in."
Some of the office's concerns, such as
space analysis, are more easily dealt with
than others. "We are developing and
maintaining a very detailed inventory of
space at the University, and how it is
used," said Dr. Chase. "As capital funding
dries up, it is important that we make
optimum use of what we have."
The office's work on instructional
activity is straightforward, although detailed,
and essentially involves keeping a record
of teaching effort: who is teaching each
course, when it is being taught, how it is
being taught (lecture, lab, tutorial, seminar,
etc.) and to how many students it is being
taught. In this area, Dr. Chase said, his office
is concerned only with hours of actual
instruction, not with preparation time.
"The purpose in obtaining such
information," said Dr. Chase, "is-to provide a
comprehensive picture of formal
instructional activity."
In collective bargaining with the Faculty
Association, Dr. Chase said his office
provides the information required by the
University administration.
Although the actual allocation does not
rest with the Office of Budget, Planning and
Systems Management, resource allocation
is a broad area for analysis. Such questions
as how funds have been distributed
historically, the level of support-per-student
in various areas, or questions about
student/faculty ratios, must be answered to
assist those making the decisions.
"We perform almost any kind of analysis
on how UBC spends its money," said Dr.
Chase. "And we can relate this expenditure
to what happens at other universities in
the province or across Canada."
The office is involved with the
University's operating budget by both
preparing and maintaining the budget
and by anticipating future financial
situations and keeping track of changes in
a year's budget as the year unfolds. The
drop in 1984-85 enrolment that resulted
from the first-year "no-shows" meant that
the estimate for tuition fee revenue had to
be revised downward, and this in turn will
affect revenue in 1985-86, since a drop can
be expected then in the number of second
year students.
"That is a fairly basic example," said John
Chase, "but it does show how what
happens one year can have an effect on the
situation in following years."
While it interacts with a wide variety of
University organizational units, offices and
committees, Dr. Chase stressed that the
making of policy is not a role of his office.
"Numerical data can assist in formulating
policy options by identifying potential
problems and areas of concern," he said,
"but should never by themselves lead to
decisions. People are the most important
ingredient in the University and their
aspirations, achievements and perspectives
are not reflected in any set of numerical
tabulations." UBC Reports, November 28, 1984
Law clinic cutbacks hurt students, public
Students and the general public have
been hurt by budget cuts within the
Faculty of Law that have reduced the size of
the UBC Legal Clinic.
Because it lost the services of a half-time
staff lawyer, the clinic has had to cut its
intake of students being trained in the clinic
to 14 per term from 18 and make a
corresponding reduction in the number of
cases it can handle.
Unfortunately, says clinic director Bryan
Ralph, the same economic climate that has
led to cutbacks in provincial operating
grants and to fiscal retrenchment at the
University has made the demand for the
free services of the legal clinic all the
"With cutbacks in legal aid, changes in
landlord/tenant legislation, and more
people who can't afford lawyers, we are
being asked for assistance more than ever
before," said Prof. Ralph, who now has only
professors Roderick Holloway and Donald
Egleston with him in the clinic. And all
three also teach regular law courses as well
— criminal law for Prof. Ralph and Prof.
Egleston. while Prof. Hollowav teaches
trial advocacy.
Student interest in the legal clinic
remains high, with far more being turned
awav than are accepted. For the upcoming
January-April term, 44 students applied for
the 14 openings, which were filled by lot.
The clinic, now located on the third floor
of Brock Hall, runs two four-month terms
starting September and January, and
Language has changed,
but not crime structure
Meet the Canting Crew.
• The nips and foins (pickpockets), many
of whom worked in teams to bulk the cull
(distract the victim), who ended up with
foyl'd cloys (picked pockets).
• The dubbers (lock pickers), who used
gilks (skeleton keys) that allowed the lifter
(house and shop robber) to enter, while the
santar (outside accomplice), waited for the
snappings (the take), which were taken to
bobs and fences (receivers of stolen goods)
at the stalling ken (where bobs and fences
did business).
• The aunt and niece (team of
prostitutes) who were experts at crossbiting
(blackmailing) rumpers (clients).
That's just a sample of the language
you'll find in The Canting Crew, a fascinating
book written by Dr. John McMullan, a
UBC sociologist, about London's criminal
underground from 1550 to 1700. The
book's title is taken from an anonymous,
late-l7th-century pamphlet that is one of
the sources of the criminal argot of the
Cant, Dr. McMullan says, is a technical
language revealing the methods of crime.
"The argot itself tells you a lot about how
criminals committed their crimes and the
way in which crime was organized in
London in that day."
Dr. McMullan's book is more than just a
picturesque account of the criminal
underworld in London over a 150-year
period. To a striking extent, he says, some
present-day forms of theft and confidence
cheating overlap those of the 16th and
17th centuries.
Criminal sanctuaries in the London of
that day are akin to the barrios in emerging
third world cities with different patterns of
association and autonomy. A study of crime
in unban centres in Asia has described the
functions of juvenile thieves in terms that
would be applicable to 16th-century
London, and as in the past, particular
linguistic codes, rituals and apparel mark
off criminal craft in today's criminal
societies in Malaysia and India.
"In particular," Dr. McMullan says,
"alehouses and taverns serve as the locus for
criminal operations and networks in
London in the 16th and 17th centuries as
well as in some of today's societies and the
prominence and claims to power offences
in London some 300 years ago are not
unlike those of today's Calabrian and
Sicilian mafioso networks."
Dr. McMullan argues that crime may have
been more highly organized in London in
the 16th and 17th centuries than has been
previously thought.
"The catalogue of comparative examples
suggests that what are sometimes thought
of as unique criminal structures are
probably more general in form. Some
historians have wildly exaggerated the size,
scope, cohesiveness and hierarchy of
criminal organization. On the other hand,
recent historical research denigrates the
importance of criminal organization
"The absence of evidence in legal records
doesn't mean that no organized crime
existed but archival records rightly warn us
to be skeptical about the existence of
organized criminal gangs operating over vast
"But criminal organization is not a matter
of large numbers. It is very specifically the
receivers, the houses they and the thieves
frequent, the brothels and other haunts,
the cant vocabulary, and the characteristic
skills transmitted in bousing kens
(alehouses) and prisons."
John McMullan
Centre offers
conference aid
UBC's Centre for Continuing Education
has established an office to provide
planning and administrative services to aid
members of the University community in
setting up conferences, symposia, seminars
and meetings.
Vince Battistelli, acting director of the
continuing education centre, said the
centre has been providing these services for
a number of years but is now expanding
this area in view of an increasing number of
requests by faculties and departments.
"The services we offer include planning,
administration, registration, budgeting,
reporting and evaluation for both on- and
off-campus meetings," he said. "The centre
also has facilities for bulk mailing,
high-speed copying, design, publicity and
He adds that the centre's fee for
administration is competitive with private
firms. For more information, contact Phil
Moir at 222-5225.
students admitted to it take no other
courses during that period. Those admitted
in September must be in their final year of
Law, whereas the January intake is limited
to second-year Law students.
Clients are referred to the UBC clinic by
individual lawyers, bv the Legal Services
Society (Legal Aid), bv provincial court
judges, by the family court and bv various
social agencies, Thev have to show that thev
can't afford a lawyer. At any one time, the
clinic will have open files on 250 to 300
cases and will handle up to 1,000 in a year.
Although many of the cases involve
criminal law, some applicants must be
turned away by the clinic because of the
nature of the problem.
"We handle assault, theft, false pretences,
mischief and a wide variety of other cases,"
Prof. Ralph said, "but we wouldn't expect a
law student to handle, for example, a
murder case."
While they are enrolled in the legal
clinic, the students are considered by the
B.C. Law Society to be articled and are
granted full courtroom rights and privileges.
One of the three professors attends each
trial as an observer and later prepares a
critique and analysis of the student's
Although the observer may intercede if
necessary, Prof. Ralph said this would be a
rare happening because of the rigid
requirements demanded of students
preparing for a court appearance.
The clinic students spend three days a
week in the Brock Hall office unless they
are in court and two days in the law
building, where they are taught interviewing,
negotiation, advocacy and other skills, both
in theory and through simulation.
Videotapes are used for evaluation and
Prof. Ralph stressed that the students
learn law, not just technique, during their
four months with the clinic, because of the
research thev must do in so many of the
cases and because of the variety of that
Among the cases with the clinic right
now, he said, are 54 involving immigration
law, mainly people from such areas as
Pakistan. Iran. Central America and Africa
who are seeking refugee status in Canada.
"Although each case is different," Prof.
Ralph said, "there is a common thread: in
each case, these clients believe thev will be
executed if returned home."
Because of cutbacks, controlling the
flow of clients has become a major problem,
with far more seeking assistance than can
be accommodated. No new cases have been
accepted by the current clinic since
Prof. Ralph, a native Victorian with a
B.A. from the University of Victoria,
graduated from the UBC. law school in
1967. He took a master's degree in England
at the London School of Economics and
then served as executive director of the
Legal Services Society before joining the
UBC faculty last year.
"The UBC Legal Clinic has been of
great benefit to students and to the public,"
Prof. Ralph said. "It is truly unfortunate
that at a time when we should be
expanding, we have had to retrench."
EUS blood clinic earns praise
Blood flowed freely at the fall donor
clinic in the Student Union Building last
month, and the Canadian Red Cross Society
termed it the best clinic in many years.
The five-day clinic drew 2,131 donors,
569 of whom were giving blood for the
first time. Previous best in recent years was
1,877 donors in 1981. The total last vear
was 1,548.
Of the UBC donors, 153 were selected
to donate to the Sera clinic, which provides
Water loss
A new device designed to help foresters
select, plant and manage the millions of
tree seedlings used in B.C.'s reforestation
programs has been developed by a
research team in UBC's soil science
The device, which is now available for
commercial use, measures the amount of
water lost by tree seedlings. This
measurement indicates to foresters the
amount of plant stress resulting horn
disease, moisture and temperature
extremes and poor planting techniques.
The instrument was developed bv Prof.
Andrew Black of the Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences, Doug Beames, an electrical
engineer in the soil science department and
Nigel Livingston, a doctoral student
working under the direction of Prof. Black.
Mr. Livingston is the president of
Micromet Systems Inc. of Vancouver, a small
hi-tech firm recently established to
produce the device.
Library hours
Three UBC libraries will be open
extended hours during the Christmas
examination period. Main, Law and
Woodward Libraries: will be open until 11
p.m. Sunday to Thursday from Dec. 2 to 20,
and Woodward and Law will also be open
until 10 p.m. on Fridays.
The Sedgewick Library will be open its
usual hours, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays, 9
a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays and from
noon to 11 p.m. Sundays.
blood for the testing and typing of donors.
Some 85 per cent of the blood used for this
purpose at clinics across Canada is
provided by UBC students.
This year's fall clinic was organized by
civil engineering students Reid White and
Neil Carly. fhey said donors came from
every faculty. A blood clinic in February will
be organized bv the Forestry Undergraduate
Red Cross co-ordinator Florence
Edwards, in a congratulatory letter to Reid
White, Neil Carly and the Engineering
Undergraduate Society, observed that some
donors had been lost because of long
lineups, especially during lunch hours. She
said the Red Cross would try to add three
more beds for the fall 1985 clinic, for a total
of 15.
Organizer White said the clinic likely
would draw even more donors if it were
set up on the main floor oi SUB, rather
than on the second floor. This would
provide a visible reminder to students that it
was blood donor week, and they'd be able
to see at a glance how long the lineup was.
Ms. Edwards supported this idea. She
said the open area off the main concourse
would be ideal, provided students were
willing to give up this space to the Red
Cross during the clinic days.
Food drive
on campus
Members of the University community
will have an opportunity to help
Vancouver's needy during a food drive
being held on campus Dec. 7 to 14. The
drive is sponsored by the Alma Mater
Society, Food Services and Student
"We'll be setting up bins for non-
perishable food in the three residences, the
SUBWay cafeteria and the Bus Stop Coffee
Shop," said Food Services director Christine
Samson. "The food we collect will be
donated to the Vancouver Food Bank."
For those of you who may arrive on
campus without food to donate, booths will
be set up to sell canned goods in the
SUBWay cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. and in residences from 4:30
to 6:30 p.m. UBC Reports, November 28, 1984
For events in the weeks of Dec. 16 and 23,
material must be submitted not later than 4
p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6. Send notices to UBC
Community Relations, 6328 Memorial Road
(Old Administration Building). For further
information call 228-3131.
History of Medicine Lecture.
The Obligation to Sustain Life. Dr. S. Segal,
Pediatrics, UBC. Room 80B, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 8:30 a.m.
Fine Arts Lecture.
Bernini's Santa Teresa: A Study in Ambiguity. Prof.
Nicos Hadjinicolaou, art historian, Paris.
Sponsored by the Committee on Lectures. Room
104, Lasserre Building. 12:30 p.m.
An opportunity to hear and speak German.
Everyone welcome. International House.
12:30 p.m.
UBC Percussion Ensemble.
John Rudolph, director. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Laminar Burning Velocities of Mixtures, J. Hung:
A Control Strategy for a Robot, P. Marchand.
Room 1202, Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Urban Land Economics Workshop.
GNMA Mortgage and Treasury Bond Prices.
Eduardo Schwartz, Commerce, UBC. Penthouse,
Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
The Pedersen Exchange.
The Pedersen Exchange is cancelled until
January as the president will be out of town. The
exchanges normally take place at 3:30 p.m. each
Monday in the Main Library.
Applied Mathematics/Numerical
Analysis Seminar.
Numerical Problems in Diffraction Theory.
Prof. Matthew Yedlin, Geophysics and Astronomy,
UBC. Room 229, Mathematics Building.
3:45 p.m.
Zoology "Physiology Group" Seminar.
Folding of the Cerebral Cortex in Mammals. Dr.
J.W Prothero, Biological Structure, University
of Washington. Room 2449, Biological Sciences
Building. 4:30 p.m.
Cinema 16.
Monterey Pop. Auditorium, Student Union
Building. 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
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Faculty Women's Club.
Christmas Boutique, lunch and general meeting.
Seasonal music provided by the Vancouver
Symphony Orchestra's Women's Committee
Scholarship students. Cecil Green Park. 10 a.m.
Science, Technology and Society
Generic Issues in the Management of Chemical
Risks. Dr. Scott Carley, Animal Resource
Ecology. Room D348, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Cell Wall Extension: New Probes to an Old
Problem. I.F..P. Taylor, botany, UBC. Room 3219,
Biological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture.
Chemistry, Genetics and Children. Prof. Derek
A. Applegarth, Biochemical Diseases Laboratory,
Children's Hospital. Room 250, Chemistry-
Building. 1 p.m.
Geological Sciences Seminar.
Sand Transport by Storm Processes in Shallow
Seas — Cardium Formation (Upper Cretaceous),
Alberta. Dr. Roger Walker, Mc Master CSPG-l.INK
Award Visiting Speaker. Room 330A, Geological
Sciences Building. 2 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar.
Poly Emitter Bipolar Transistors. Paul Van Halen,
post-doctoral fellow. Electrical Engineering,
UBC. Room 402, Electrical Engineering Building.
1:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
An Alternative to Box-Jenkins Models and Its
Estimation. Dr. Piet de Jong, UBC. Room 101,
Ponderosa Annex C. 3:30 p.m.
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Arrhymogenesis and Some New Antiarrhythmic
Drugs in Myocardial Ischaemia. M.J. Curtis,
Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Medicine, UBC.
Room 317, Block C, Medical Sciences Building.
12 noon.
Noon-Hour Concert.
James Parker, piano, winner ot tirst pri/.e in the
1984 Eckhardt-Gramatte Competition. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Leisure and Cultural Studies Seminar.
Olvmpism as Modern Myth: Reflections from
Bardies to Gramsd. Robert Sparks. Physical
Education and Recreation. I'BC. Penthouse.
Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
Seasonal Movement Patterns and Population
Dynamics of the \v hitr-Eared Kob. John Frvxwcll.
Animal Resource Ecology, I'BC. Room 2419,
Biological Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Music Lecture/Recital.
Beethoven's Variations ol a Walt/ by Diabclli,
Opus 120. Prof. William Kinderman, Music.
Univei-sitv of Victoria. Sponsored bv the
Committee on Lectures. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Instabilities in Fluids in Relation to Dynamical
Systems Theory. J.A. I.ibchaber, University of
Chicago. Room 318. Hennings Building.
2:30 p.m.
Environmetrics Seminar.
Detecting Change in Fish Populations. Dr. R.
Hilborn, Animal Resource Ecology, UBC. Room
101, Ponderosa Annex. 3:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
Proton Decay and Other Experiments in Deep
Underground Laboratories. George T. Ewan,
Queen's University, Kingston. Room 201,
Hennings Building. 4 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Regulation of Development of Drosophila. Dr.
Hugh Brock, Zoology, UBC. Parentcraft Room,
Grace Hospital. 1 p.m.
Geological Sciences Lecture.
Dating Quaternary Sediments by
Thermoluminescence. Dr. G.W. Berger, SFU.
Room 330A, Geological Sciences Building. 1 p.m.
International House.
Children's Christmas Party. Tickets are 50? each
or SI.75 for a family for members, 75C or $2.25
for non-members. For reservations, call
228-5021. International House. 1:30 p.m.
Museum Presentation.
Vancouver artist Evelyn Roth will present the
world premier of Meeting Place — Roth's world
dance theatre. Details at 228-5087. Free with
museum admission. Museum of Anthropology.
2:30 p.m.
Lutheran Campus Ministry.
Human Relationships and Sexuality. A panel of
speakers will guide discussion on the intricacies
of interpersonal involvement. Lutheran Campus
Centre. 7 p.m.
Zoology "Physiology Group" Seminar.
Rhythmic Ventilatory Activity Can Be Generated
in Multiple Sights in the Brainstem. Dr. W.M. St.
John, Physiology, Dartmouth Medical School.
Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building.
4:30 p.m.
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Actions of
the N-Alkanols at the Neuromuscular junction.
Dr. J. Mc Larnon, Pharmacology and Therapeutics,
Medicine, UBC. Room 317. Block C. Medical
Sciences Building. 12 noon.
Electrical Engineering Seminar.
Considerations in Japan's Future Industrial
Strategy. Prof. F. Eric Burke, Engineering,
University of Waterloo. Room 402, Mcl.cod
Building. 1:30 p.m.
Geophysics Seminar.
Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry. Prof
M.B. Cnmisarow, ChcmistiT, UBC'. Room 200.
Geophysics and Astronomy Building. 1 p.m.
Geological Sciences Seminar.
The Geology of Archcan Gold Deposits. Dr.
Sanch Colvine, Geology Division. C!M University
Visiting Lecturer. Room 33()A, Geological
Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Policy Seminar.
An Epistemology of Changes in Technical
Theories. Prof. Y.Y.. Burke. Management
Scic'lKC Universilv of Watcl loo. Room   11'.).
Angus Building. 1:30 p.in.
Physics Colloquium.
Recent Developments in Synchrotron Radiation
Research. Herman Winick, Stanford Synchrotron
Research Laboraton. Room 201. Hennings
Building. I p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Vancouver - Seattle Kxc liangc. Parentcraft Room.
Grace I lospital. 1 p.m.
Women's Basketball.
I'BC hiLrh school girls tournament. Continues
all dav Saturdav. War Memorial Gym. All da\.
Crystals for Christmas
For an unusual gift idea, consider a natural
crystal from the UBC Geological Museum's
collector's shop. 4'here are more than 1,000
specimens in stock. All will be discounted I5(t.
during the month of December. The museum
(located in the Geological Sciences Building)
will be open on Wednesday. Dec. 12. horn 8 to 10
p.m. tin those who are unable to visit during
the day For more information, call museum
curator Joe Nagel at 228-5580.
Rec UBC outdoor shop
Recreation UBC now offers an outdoor
equipment rental service in Unit II of the
Osborne Centre. The shop has hiking and tenting
gear, mountain bikes and kayaks, and Rec I'BC.
hopes soon to offer ski rentals as well. The shop
is open weekdays al lunch and from 3:30 to
5 p.m. Telephone: 228-1244.
AMS art gallery
Fourth-year BFA show. Student Union Building,
until Dec. 7. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dance Horizons
Interested students, faculty and staff are invited to
join Dance Homons, UBC's dance ensemble.
Work with professional choreographers to create
an original production — it's fun, challenging, a
unique opportunity. No experience necessary!
Rehearsal Sunday 2-6 p.m. in SUB Ballroom.
For more information, come to SUB 216E or call
Food Service Hours
Food Service outlets on the campus will be
closed on the following dates during the
Christmas season: Yum Yum's at the
Auditorium — closes Dec. 20, reopens Jan. 7; Arts
200 — closes Dec. 7, reopens Jan. 7: Barn Coffee
Shop — closes Dec. 21, reopens Jan. 2; EDibles —
closes Dec. 7, reopens Jan. 7; IRC Snack Bar —
closes Dec. 21, reopens Jan. 2; Ponderosa Snack
Bar — closes Dec. 14, reopens Jan. 7; SUBWay   .
Cafeteria closes Dec. 21, reopens Jan. 7. The
Bus Stop Coffee Shop will be open weekdays,
with the exception of Dec. 25, 20 and Jan. 1.
Ballet UBC Jazz
Effective immediately, Ballet UBC Jazz will be
registering people for the winter session of
dance classes. If you register now, your payment
for winter classes will allow you to attend the
remaining fall classes free of charge. The fee is
$40 for members and $45 for non-members.
Registration takes place at the Ballet UBC Jazz
office (SUB 216E). For more information, call
228-6668 or drop by the offic e.
Pipes and drums
Pipers and drummers among facultv, students
and staff interested in playing on campus are
asked to contact Dr. Edward Mornin. Germanic
Studies, al 228-5140.
JANUARY (application deadlines in brackets)
• Agriculture Canada (CPD)
— New Crop Development Fund (1)
• American Chemical Society: PRF
— Research Type AC(1)
• American Institute for Cancer Research
— Research (1)
"  Apple Canada F.dui aiion Foundation
— Micro* ompiiter Rrsean li | I'.)
• ll.C. Cancer Foundation
— Travel Grant tor Post-doctoral Fellows (15)
• B.C. Medical Services Foundation (BCMSF)
— Research <9)
• Caiman Inst, lor the Humanities
— Visiting Post-doctoral Fellowship (3 1)
• Canada Council: Aid to Artists
— Aid to Artists ( 15)
• Canad;  Council: F.\.plorations Prog.
— Kxphirations Grant ( 15)
• Canad;  Council: Writing/Public.
— Translation (Irani (15)
• Canad;, Mortgage cv Housing Corp.
— Research Grants T\pe A (to v>T>l)n) (25)
• Canadian Intl. Development Agency
— CIDA Awards Ottered to Canadians (SI)
• Canadian Veterinary Research  Trust
— (.rails in aid ol Research ( 1}
• Diabetes Canada
— Research Fellowship ( 1)
— Rest .itch Scholarship (!)
• F.miro micnt Canada: CFS
— PRl F Contract C.W)
• Ford Foundation (I SA)
— Soviet/Fast F.uropean Intl. Security Fellowship
• Haniher Foundation
— Foundation Grant (5)
• Health & Welfare Canada
— Health Promotion Contribution Program ('M )
• Imperial Oil Limited
— L'niversitv Research Grants I 15)
• Labour Canada
— L'niversitv research (15)
-   Labour Canada (TIRF)
— Technology Impact Research Fund (15)
• l^ilor Foundation
— Fellowship (15)
• March ot Dimes Birth Defects Fdn. (L'S)
— Kducation Grants (1)
• MRC: Grants Program
• MRC: Special Programs
— Queen F.li/aheth II Scientist Awards (15)
• North Atlantic Treaty Organization
— Ad\anced Research Workshops Program (15)
— Ad\anced Study Institutes (ASI) (15)
• Rockefeller Foundation
— Fellowships in International Relations (15)
• Smithsonian Institution
— Fellowship (15)
— Haivard-Smithsonian Astrophysics Fellowship
• Solicitor General of Canada
— Criminological Research (I}
• SSHRC: Research Communic. Div.
— Attendance Grams to Scholarly Associations (20)
— Program of Aid to Scholarly Associations (20)
• St. Hilda's College
— Mcllrath Junior Research Fellowship (4)
• Sugar Association, Inc.
— Research (13)
• World Wildlife Fund (Canada)
— General Research (I)


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