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 UBC Archives &enui
Volume 32   Number 6
March 20, 1986
David Suzuki
David Suzuki wins medal
Dr. David Suzuki of UBC has won the
Governor General's Award for Conservation for
his eight-part CBC television series "A Planet
for the Taking" that was broadcast last fall.
The award culminates more than 10 years
as Canada's foremost science broadcaster. He
was the orginal host of the CBC national radio
science program Quirks and Quarks and has
been associated with several other national
. CBC television programs devoted to science
since 1971, including Suzuki on Science,
Science Magazine and The Nature of Things.
In recent years Dr. Suzuki branched into
science writing. He has a syndicated
newspaper column and has written a number
of science articles and books, including two
books for children, Looking at Plants and
Looking at Insects, published by General
Publishing Ltd. of Don Mills, Ont.
The Canadian-born scientist joined UBC's
zoology department in 1963 where he
established his scientific reputation in the field
of genetics.
His research was distinguished particularly
by his discovery of temperature-sensitive
mutations in Drosophila, the fruit fly that is
commonly used in genetics research.
He discovered flies that are normal at room
temperature but become paralysed when the
temperature is raised only a few degrees.
These mutations are now used routinely by
Drosophila geneticists.
In 1969 he won the E.W.R. Steacie
Memorial Fellowship awarded to an
outstanding research scientist under the age of
35. He became an Officer of the Order of
Canada in 1977, was elected a Fellow of the
Royal Society of Canada the following year
and won the Sanford Fleming Medal of the
Royal Canadian institute in 1982.
Dr. Suzuki has received honorary degrees
from four Canadian universities.
New financial system
in effect April 1
A new and up-to-date accounting system
that includes the latest techniques of financial
management goes into operation at UBC on
April I, when the 1986-87 fiscal year begins.
Mr. Allen Baxter, director of Financial
Systems Development, said the new system
represents a "fresh start" for the UBC
accounting system. "The existing system has
been in place for some 20 years," he said,
"and during that time has had only minor
There will be at least four major benefits for
UBC when the system is operative, according
to John Bean, a management consultant with
Arthur Andersen and Co. Mr. Bean was project
manager for the new system, which has been
under development since last year.
1. The system will generate prompt,
accurate and current financial information for
University administrators at all levels.
2. An on-line enquiry system will enable all
UBC academic and administrative units to
check the status of their accounts on a day-
to-dav basis.
3. A new commitment system for salaries,
supplies and other expenses will enable UBC
faculties and departments to manage their
financial resources better because deans,
directors and department heads will have an
up-to-date picture of their financial position
and commitments made.
4. Research reports can be generated on a
project-year basis, a period which may differ
from UBC's fiscal year.
Although he served as overall manager in
the development of the new system, Mr. Bean
is quick to add it took only eleven months to
put it in place because of extensive
involvement of a 35-member installation team
thatincludes representatives from Financial
Services, academic and administrative
departments, Information Systems
Management (ISM) and the Computing Centre.
A ten-member steering committee, which is
A locus on UBC centres of excellence
In the last Issue of UBC Reports we
looked at UBC's potential for centres
excellence in international finance and
Pacific Rim studies — two of the six areas
outlined In the Fund for Excellence In
Education announced by the provincial
government on Feb. 11. In today's Issue
we'll focus on UBC's contributions In the
areas of forestry research and links with
cultural agencies. The final two areas
designated for funding — biotechnology
and computer systems — will be featured In
the next issue of UBC Reports.
If there's one area of the arts in B.C. that
can be described as "hot" these days, it's the
film industry.
Prof. Joan Reynertson, who heads the Film
Studies program in the Department of Theatre,
says a combination of B.C. scenery, a
devalued Canadian dollar and a pool of well-
trained film production personnel — many of
them trained at UBC « has been instrumental
in drawing American companies to the
As a result, the film industry is more active
in B.C. than in any other province in Canada.
UBC's Film Studies program, now in its
11th year of operation, already has close ties
with the B.C. film industry, Prof. Reynertson
says, and she welcomes the provincial
government initiative to encourage further
development of the links.
Currently, the department offers an
undergraduate program leading to a
bachelor's degree, which includes a balanced
array of courses in production, history, theory
and aesthetics, and master's degrees in film
and television production and in history, theory
and criticism.
Equipment and staff limitations have forced
the program to limit its annual intake of
undergraduate students to 12. The program
could treble its annuat intake given improved
equipment and additional faculty. Seven
graduate students are currently registered in
the department.
Prof. Reynertson sees the department's
primary mission as providing students with a
solid grounding in scriptwriting, directing,
cinematography; editing, sound recording and
animation as well as the history and aesthetics
of film.
"Our most pressing need at the moment,"
she says, "is the replacement of aging
equipment with a state-of-the-art production
facility that will serve as an on-campus training
and production centre."
She would also, like to see the University's
film activities linked to the industry through
establishment of a internship program that
would provide students with "hands-on"
Among notable graduates of the UBC
program are Robert Fredericks, executive
producer of The Beachcombers, the longest
running series in TV history; Ca) Schumiatcher,
producer of the feature film My Kind of Town,
recently screened across Canada; and Sturla
Gunnerson, whose feature-length
documentary After the Axe, produced for the
CBC, was nominated for an Academy Award.
Theatre at UBC is almost as old as the
University itself. Until a Department of Theatre
was formally organized in the Faculty of Arts in
1958, much of the theatrical activity at the
University centred on the Players Club,
organized by the legendary Prof. Frederic
"Freddy" Wood shortly after UBC opened its
doors to students in 1915.
In the late 1930s, through its Extension
Department, the University responded to the
needs of theatrical groups in all parts of B.C.
by providing travelling instructors who visited
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chaired by Mr. Baxter and includes senior
academic and administrative executives, has
been monitoring the status of the project and
has approved major policy decisions.
Optimism about the new system stems
from an extensive series of user interviews that
were carried out in the course of development.
"What we arrived at was a system developed
from the bottom up rather than from the top
down," Mr. Bean said.
Dave Frazer, a project leader in ISM who
has coordinated a training program, estimates
that some 1,000 UBC employees are involved
in information and training sessions on the new
financial system. Sessions have been held for
deans and department heads, clerks in
administrative and academic departments and
for senior University administrators, who will be
expected to use the reports the system will
generate for improved financial management
of their units.
There are also some 35 different subsystems being interfaced with the new system.
These include the systems that calculate such
things as student fees and physical plant and
telephone charges as Well as the current
payroll and personnel systems.
The new system, Mr. Bean said, also
presents the University with an opportunity to
redirect its resources. "The old system meant
that many employees were doing manually
what will now be generated as a matter of
The new management reports will be
available for the April month-end. It's
anticipated that on-line enquiry will be
available starting in the fall of this year.
"Most academic and administrative
departments should have on-line enquiry
access by the end of the year," Mr. Baxter
Information about the new system is
available from Mr. Baxter, 228-2661, or Mr.
Frazer, 228-5867.
'Olympics' set
lor Saturday
Nearly three hundred of B.C.'s top
secondary school science students will take
part in the ninth Physics Olympics at UBC on
Saturday (March 22).
A total of 56 teams — five students and
one advisor teacher to a team — will spend
the day trying to solve seven mind-boggling
problems thought up by Faculty of Education
students who are training to be physics
Each team will be required to solve
problems in the fields of optics, electricity and
bridge design.
One. member of each team will take part in
the world's slowest bike race, using a bike
pre-modified by changes in wheel size or gear
ratio to slow it down.
Each bike will have to negotiate a 30-metre
course and go over a half-metre high ramp
positioned approximately in the middle of the
course. The longest period of time for the full
run will determine the winner.
Merritt secondary school is sending a team
to defend the overall title it won last year.
The Physics Olympics is organized by the
Faculty of Education's Department of
Mathematics and Science Education with the
cooperation of the Department of Physics. i »•..') Ifj:
UBC Reports, March 20,1986
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provincial centres to'advise and teach.
Today, the UBC department provides
courses for more than 1,000 students annually,
including 75 students who are majoring in
theatre and film.
The department's facilities include two fully
equipped theatres — the Freddy Wood main
stage seating 410 and the Dorothy Somerset
Studio — named for the first head of the
department — with a capacity of 90. The
theatre offers a minimum season of eight plays
during the UBC winter session and a season of
summer stock, run entirely by a group of the
most promising students.
Graduates of the theatre program have
achieved local, national and international
recognition and include Richard Ouzounian of
the Stratford Festival, John Gray, author of Billy
Bishop, and noted actors Brent Carver and
Alan Scarfe.
UBC's music department, which celebrated
its 25th anniversary in 1985, has established
itself as a leading Canadian centre for
professional and academic training in music.
Some 300 students are currently enrolled for
two undergraduate degrees and four graduate
Departmental activities are concentrated in
the Music Building, which contains a 289-seat
recital hall, 37 teaching rooms and offices, 32
practice rooms, an electronic music studio and
a Music Library of 60,000 books and scores,
10,000 sound recordings and I50 music
periodicals. A stone's throw from the building
is the Wilson Recording Collection of 40,000
records, a public facility housed in the
Sedgewick Library.
Quite apart from its academic activities the
department provides a year-round program of
public performances — most of them free —
which link the University with the community.
Concerts and recitals are provided by a variety
of groups ranging from string trios through a
wind symphony to a full-scale symphony
orchestra. The University Chamber Singers
and the Opera Workshop and Theatre provide
opportunities for voice training.
Many of these groups visit various areas of
B.C. annually on concert tours, a program that
could expand with additional financial support.
The department is justifiably proud of its
students and graduates. Students have topped
the annual Eckhardt-Grammate Music
Competition on five occasions, John Kimura
Parker was the first-prize winner in the Leeds
International piano competition in 1984 and
viola student Leslie Robertson won first prize in
the 1985 Tri-Bach Competition in Edmonton.
Graduates of the department are teachers
at major universities in Canada and the U.S.,
performers with major symphony orchestras
and singers with opera companies in Canada
and abroad.
The department had its origins in a series
of workshops offered by former UBC faculty
member and poet Earle Birney in 1946. A
formal program within the Department of
English began in 1957 anfl a separate
department was created in 1965 headed by
novelist Robert Harlow.
The department has a notable record of
achievement. Many of its students are already
published authors and its graduates have
been awarded most of the major literary
awards offered in Canada.
The offerings of the department cover all
forms of creative writing, including writing for
the screen and television, thus complementing
the work of the film program in the Department
of Theatre.
The department cooperates with the
Vancouver School Board by sending
instructors to secondary schools to hold
workshops with students who are interested in
a career in writing. Department head George
McWhirter is eager to expand this program into
other school districts, given additional
The fine arts department, which last year
marked its 30th birthday as an independent
academic unit, offers a full range of programs
at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
in the areas of art history and studio art.
Graduates and faculty associated with the
department have had a significant impact on
the art scene in Vancouver and elsewhere over
the years. The major inaugural exhibition in
Vancouver's new art gallery, entitled
Vancouver Art and Artists 1933-1983, featured
the work of 37 graduates and past and present
faculty members. A total of 54 of the 147 artists
in the show were associated in some way or
other with UBC, either with the Department of
Fine Arts, Art Education, Theatre, etc.
. Art history graduates hold senior
administrative and curatorial posts as well as
teaching positions in every major art and
teaching centre in Canada. Five members of
the professional staff at the new Vancouver
gallery are master's degree graduates and
others hold important curatorial posts at the Art
Gallery of Ontario and the Canada Council's
art bank in Ottawa, whie"h is headed by a UBC
graduate William Kirby.
Faculty members in the department are
active as producing artists and are featured
regularly in group and one-person exhibitions.
Art historians are active as writers of articles
and books and several have prepared essays
and catalogue entries for major exhibitions in
Venice, Washington, D.C. and London,
Two sculptors associated with the
department, Richard Prince and Geoffrey
Smedley, have created major works that will
be on display at Vancouver's international fair,
Expo 86.
UBC's anthropology museum, which has
one of the outstanding collections of West
Coast Indian art in the world, makes its
resources available through off-campus
exhibitions and permanent loans as resources
are available. Additional funding would permit
the museum to organize an increased number
of exhibits for display in other Canadian
In recent years, the museum has circulated
paintings by native Indian artists Robert
Davidson and John Laford, and displays on
the making and using of stone tools in
prehistoric B.C., the graphics of the Kwagiutl
Indians of B.C. and an exhibit entitled The
Four Seasons, Food-getting in Prehistoric B.C.
Some of the displays were prepared by
students, while others reflect the research
interests of the museum's curatorial staff.
This proposed program reflects the fact that
as interest in the arts expands, there is a
growing need for an academic program in arts
and museum administration. It could train
experts in everything from the management of
symphony orchestras and theatre companies
to curatorial staff for art and anthropology
UBC's dean of Arts, Dr. Robert Will,
believes that UBC has developed a sound
performing arts program that would serve as
the basis for an academic program in arts
administration. He anticipates an
interdisciplinary program that would draw on
expertise in other UBC faculties, e.g.
Commerce and Business Administration.
An Arts Administration program, he said,
would add another dimension to a performing
arts program that already has close links with
the cultural world in all parts of Canada.
Dean Robert Kennedy of UBC's Faculty of
Forestry has outlined several specific areas in
which UBC has already established centres of
excellence or has the potential to build such
research programs. Results of study in these
areas will have a direct and significant effect
on the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the
B.C. forest industry.
One of these areas involves the quality of
tree seedlings used in reforestation, which
presently have a poor survival rate. Many of
the seedlings die or don't reach their full
growth potential because of the trauma
incurred during transportation and planting,
and because of weather conditions after
planting. UBC is carrying out several research
projects to minimize these problems.
UBC has recently established a
containerized nursery/greenhouse complex
with 1.3 million tree seedlings on the campus,
which serves as a
teaching/demonstration/research facility and
pilot plant. Research on developing stronger
and better seedlings is conducted using some
of the material in the nursery. Seedlings are
purchased by the B.C. Ministry of Forests for
reforestation programs.
Researchers in the faculty are also
conducting studies to reduce the "trauma"
seedlings undergo in storage — the time
between removal from the nursery and
planting. They are working with plant growth
regulators — hormones which induce
dormancy in seedlings — to create an effect
equivalent to a sleeping pill, so that seedlings
are in a deep sleep during transportation. This
procedure promises to greatly increase the
survival rate and subsequent growth of
transported seedlings.
Related to this area is the work of Prof.
Oscar Sziklai, who is carrying out research in
forest genetics to develop "super trees" —
trees which are genetically altered to grow
stronger and faster than the normal growth
Another critical factor in the successful
growth of tree seedlings is the control of
surrounding vegetation which can kill or
impede the growth of seedlings through
competition for sunlight, land and nutrients in
the earth. UBC researchers are investigating
several methods of controlling vegetation, and
Prof. Hammish Kimmins is establishing
demonstration areas in the University Research
Forest and in forest stands in other parts of the
province where different methods of vegetation
management can be tested.
Another area Dean Kennedy cited as
essential in the development of the forest
industry is research into better harvesting and
transportation methods. "Approximately 50 per
cent of the total operating costs of most saw
mills are incurred in harvesting and delivery of
raw logs to the mill," said Dean Kennedy.
"Research in this area could dramatically
reduce the overall cost of producing lumber. "
A leading researcher in this field is Prof.
Glen Young, who is working on the application
of computer programs to determine the most
efficient and cost effective combinations of
manpower and machines to harvest specific
forest stands and handle logs between stump
and millsite.
Research into the physical and engineering
properties of wood is also a critical component
of UBC's centre of excellence in forestry. At the
moment building codes may specify more
lumber than necessary in structures because
there isn't enough information available on
factors such as wood strength and load
distribution. This results in conservative
building practices, high building costs and an
inefficient use of wood resources.
Dean Kennedy said increased information
about the physical and engineering qualities of
wood will lead to a more rational use of wood
and the development of higher-value wood
products capable of competing with other
materials. Dr. David Barrett, head of the
Harvesting and Wood Science Department, is
carrying out research in this field.
There are several other areas of research
which contribute to a centre of excellence in
forestry at UBC.
Prof. Peter Pearse, Canada's leading expert
on forest management, is producing a model
of the economically-recoverable timber supply
in B.C. and Canada. He is also producing a
model of the forest products trade. For
example, he can tell what effect a five per cent
reduction in the value of Swedish currency (or
any other factor) will have on Canada's trade
of forest products. A third project he is working
on is the economics of reforestation. There are
currently two  million  hectares of NSR  (not
sufficiently restocked) land in B.C. Prof. Pearse
has worked out recommendations on the most
efficient and cost effective means of
reforestation for these areas.
In another area of research Prof. Peter
Murtha is using sophisticated remote sensing
(satellite imagery) equipment to operate a
prototype geographic information system
which is being considered for installation in
each of the 48 district ranger offices of the B.C.
Forest Service. This satellite system has the
potential of updating forest maps at 16-day
intervals to record fire damage, harvesting and
spread of insects and disease. Prof. Murtha is
also using remote sensing to detect the
outbreak of disease in forest stands. The
diseased trees are distinguished by a different
color on the satellite screen. Using satellite
imagery Prof. Murtha can detect specific
diseases in tree stands that cannot be reached
easily by road. The technology also gives
"early warning" information on disease
The use of remote sensing in forestry has
enormous implications for improved forest
management in B.C.
Bronze sculpture Raven Bringing Light to
the World by Haida artist Robert
Davidson was unveiled recently at the
Museum of Anthropology. After two
months on display at the museum, the
sculpture will be displayed at Canada
Harbour Place until the end of Expo 86
and will be shown across the country
before being placed permanently at the
National Museum of Man in Ottawa.
by funding
The two organizations that represent
Canada's university community have issued a
joint statement expressing "grave reservations
and disappointment" about the federal stand
9h.university-based research outlined in
Finance Minister Michael Wilson's budget.
The 79-member Association of Universities
and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and the
Canadian Association of University Teachers
(CAUT) representing 27,000 university faculty
have taken issue with Ottawa's claim that it is
increasing funding to the three federal
research granting councils by $300 million over
the next five years.
The two associations claim that funding
levels for the core activities of the councils will,
in fact, decline in real terms over that period .
and have serious consequences for Canada's
future research capabilities.
It's also claimed that the effects of the Feb.
26 budget announcement will put Canada
even further behind its international
competitors in terms of spending on research
and development.
The two associations gave mixed reviews
to Ottawa's plan to set up a matching grants
scheme to encourage the private sector to
channel research dollars through the three
major councils that make grants for research -
- The Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council, the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council and the Medical
Research Council.
The two associations note that while the
academic community welcomes opportunities
to work with the private sector, it is already
contributing to university-based research and
that it remains to be seen if Mr. Wilson's
proposal will result in the significant increases
predicted by the government.
UBC Reports seeks
input from readers
The Community Relations Office is currently
reviewing the format and editorial content of
UBC Reports. An editorial advisory committee
with members from on and off the campus is
developing a new framework for UBC Reports
and questionnaires have been sent to a
random sample of UBC faculty and staff for
comments on what our readers would like to
see in the paper. After reviewing the
questionnaire responses the advisory
committee will make recommendations on how
UBC Reports can offer the best possible
service to the campus community. UBC Reports, March 20,1986
Commerce produces videos
on real estate investment
Forget the "get-rich in real estate" schemes
being marketed from the U.S. Ignore the
workshops that will allegedly show you how to
buy real estate with no money as a down
In contrast to some controversial
workshops currently being advertised in the
U.S. as a method of making fast money in real
estate, UBC has completed a series of 12 half-
hour video tapes that give accurate and
unbiased information on real estate
The purpose of the series is to provide
investors, advisors and lecturers with a
fundamental overview of how to analyse real
estate investments.
"The series isn't designed to turn anyone
into an overnight estate millionaire," said Dr.
George Gau, chairman of the urban land
economics division of UBC's Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration, who
hosts each episode. "We want to give viewers
tools that will allow them to make rational
investment decisions."
The series was produced in UBC's
Department of Biomedical Communications.
Producer-director of the series was Donna
"We did a number of shootings on location.
As backdrops we used such places as banks,
the Vancouver Stock Exchange, the Daon
Centre, the Pan Pacific Hotel, and buildings in
Gastown and Yaletown," Ms. Anstad said.
"We wanted to make the point that the
principles of investment covered in the
programs related to real estate that many
viewers were familiar with.
George Gau
"Part of the exercise involved 'buying' a
warehouse in Yaletown that had been
remodelled and converted into architects'
Copies of the video tapes are being sold
for $30 each through Bev Spicer, director of
the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration's real estate division (224-
8444). The price of the complete series is
A preview tape consisting of a 10-minute
overview and all of the second program,
Investment Advantages and Disadvantages, is
available for a refundable $30.
Dr. Gau, who provided the content for the
series, has an international reputation for his
research in real estate economics. He is
currently president of the American Real Estate
and Urban Economics Association, the second
Canadian to hold the position.
The first was Dr. Michael Goldberg, also of
UBC's business school, who was president in
The 1,000-member association is the
leading organization for academics and
professionals who teach or do research in the
Dr. Gau's research has had a major impact
on the real estate industry and on government
real estate policy. He assisted the Toronto
Stock Exchange in developing plans to
introduce trading in mortgage options and with
UBC colleague Dr. Dennis Capozza, he has
conducted research on mortgage renewal
insurance for the Canadian Mortgage and
Housing Corp.
New plants for
B.C. gardeners
The UBC Botanical Garden introduced two
new plants to the B.C. public earlier this month
through its unique Plant Introduction Scheme.
The goal of the program, which is carried
out in conjunction with the B.C. Nursery
Trades Association and the B.C. Society ot
Landscape Architects, is to introduce attractive,
useful but largely unknown or new plant
varieties to B.C. gardeners. The program has
captured the interest of nursery associations
internationally and has been copied by several
countries around the world.
Last year the UBC Botanical Garden
introduced four new plant varieties to the
province. Approximately 1 million plants were
made available to the public through nursery
outlets participating in the program. The two
new varieties introduced on March 1 were
Anaoallis monelli (Pacific Blue) and Viburnum
plicatum (Summer Snowflake).
Material made available through the Plant
Introduction Scheme is being used to
landscape areas of the EXPO site, Canada
Place, the SeaBus terminal and many parks in
the Lower Mainland.
Team of 12 UBC law students won the Begbie Trophy for the third year in a row at the
annual B.C. Law Schools Competitive Moot. Shown with faculty advisor Howard
Kushner, centre, are students David Allman, Daniel Bennett, Nerys Blown, Bruce
Davies, Lucinda Dobbs, Greg Gardner, Scott Huyghebaert, Bonnie Lepin, Helen Low,
Gordon Maynard, Keith Mitchell and Darcy Moch.
Research conducted in China
Dr. Paul J. Harrison of UBC will be part of a
team of six Canadian scientists who will carry
out oil pollution research in China this summer.
Their work will be conducted off the coast
of Xiamen, formerly Amoy, in southern China.
Xiamen is earmarked as a new industrial zone
and free port.
"But the area has an extremely valuable
fishery and the Chinese do not want industrial
activity to harm the existing economy based on
fish," Dr. Harrison said.
"They are already drilling for oil off the
coast and they want the basic scientific
information needed to plan any clean-up that
will be required in case of an oil spill."
Dr. Harrison, who has a joint appointment
in UBC's botany and oceanography
departments, said the tests will be conducted
in four huge "test tubes" two metres in
diameters and 10 diameters deep suspended
from the surface of the water one-half
kilometre off shore.
The tubes were manufactured in Calgary.
Two types of oil will be used in two tubes, oil
plus a chemical dispersant in another and the
dispersant only in the fourth.
The work is similar to pollution research
carried out by an international team of
scientists led by UBC oceanographers in
Saanich Inlet on Vancouver Island in the late
"We can't apply the Saanich results to the
sub-tropical conditions of the South China Sea
because of differences in the temperature of
the water," Dr. Harrison said.
"The water there is about 25 degrees
Celsius compared with 12 to 14 degrees at
Saanich. The Chinese have different
organisms in their marine food chain and
chemical reactions in the organisms occur at a
faster rate than in colder water. The increased
reaction rates speed up the effect of
The work is part of a $l.4-million project
financed by the federal International
Development Research Centre, Department of
Fisheries and Oceans and the Chinese
National Bureau of Oceanography.
The four-year project was initiated by Dr.
Timothy Parsons of UBC's Departments of
Oceanography and Zoology and Dr. C.S.
Wong of the federal Institute of Ocean Science
at Patricia Bay in Saanich Inlet. Work began in
1983 and will conclude with a scientific
meeting in China next year.
Part of the project involves training Chinese
scientists in Canada. Each year four or five
Chinese spend three to five months at the
Institute of Ocean Science. Last year nine
Chinese scientists took a six-week course on
marine ecology and laboratory techniques at
Dr. Harrison leaves for China April 15 and
will return on May 15.
UPDATE: MARCH 20, 1986:  Rick Hansen
has travelled 13,300 miles on his round-the-
world wheelchair tour to raise funds for spinal
cord research and rehabilitation, and is
currently in Brisbane, Australia. Contributions
so far total $800,000. If you'd like to make a
contribution, please call 687-5200.
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the period April 6 to April 19, notices must
be submitted on proper Calendar forms no later than 4
p.m. on Thursday, March 27 to the Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Road, Room 207, Old
Administration Building. For more information, call
The Vancouver Institute.
Saturday, March
Bodily Idioms of Distress.
Dr. Arthur Kleinman,
Medical Anthro. and
Psychiatry, Harvard
University.(Cecil and Ida
Green Lecture).
Saturday, March
The Courts: The Citizen's
Non-Nuclear Deterrent.
The Right Honourable Sir
John Donaldson, Master of
the Rolls, Court of Appeal,
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre, 8:15 p.m. Freeadmission.
Botany Seminar.
Nuclear Transfer and Cell Transformation in Algal Host-
Parasite Interactions. Linda Goff, University of
California, Santa Cruz. Room 3219, Biological Science
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Dynamics and Aerodynamics of Vertical Axis Wind
Turbines. Prof. H. Ashley, Stanford University. Room
1202, CEME Building. 3:30p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Geophysical Inverse Scattering. Mr. Ken Whittal,
Geophysics and Astronomy, UBC. Room 229,
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Preventive Medicine and Health
Promotion Seminar
Columbia Centre Student Nurses Project: An
Experiential Health Promotion Model for the Health
Professional. Martin Shoemaker, director of Programs ft.
Personnel, Columbia Centre for Intergrated Health
Services 8. Research Associate, Division of Preventive
Medicine & Health Promotion. Freeadmission. For
information, call 228-2258. Room 253, James Mather
Building, 4-5:30 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion
Group/Biochemistry Seminar.
Electrochemical Characterization of the Metal-Binding
Proteins. Bob Olafson, University of Victoria. IRC 4. 4
Zoology "Physiology Group"
Birds and Bees: Mechanical and Physiological
Determinants of Feeding Strategies. Dr. T. Daniel,
Zoology, University of Washington. Room 2449,
Biological Science Building. 4:30 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
breeding Systems and Gynodioecry in Hawaiian Bidens.
Mei Sun, Botany, UBC. Room 3219, Biological Science
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Semiiiar-C-I-L Lecture.
Critical Points and the Interfaces Between Phases.
Prof. Benjamin Widom, Chemistry, Cornell University,
Ithaca, N.Y. Room 250, Chemistry Building. 1p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar.
Intermodulation Effects in Satellite Communication
Systems. Dr. X. Vuong, manager. Communications
Systems Analysis, GTE Spacenet, Virginia. Room 402,
Electrical Engineering Building. 1:30 p.m.
Metallurgical Engineering Seminar.
Energy Conservation and Computer Simulation of the
Reheating Furnace. Zongyu Li, Metallurgical
Engineering, UBC. Room 317, Frank Forward
(Metallurgy) Building. 3:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Physiology and Biochemistry of Nitrogen Uptake by
Phytoplankton - An Increasingly Complex Story. Dr.
Quay Dortsch, Bigelow Laboratories, Booth bay
Harbor, Maine. Room 1499, Biological Science Building.
3:30 p.m.
Economics Seminar.
Towards Incorporating Money in GE Models. Jean
Waelbroeck, Free University, Brussels, and UBC. Room
351, Brock Hall. 4 p.m.
UBC Sailing Club General Meeting.
General meeting, spring cruise meeting, and a social
event afterwards- refreshments will be sold. John
Kinahan, UBC Sailing Club. Room 205, Student Union
Building. 7:30- 12 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar.
Diphenhydramine: Drug Measurement,
Pharmacokinetics and Fetal Effects in Pregnant Sheep.
Sun DongYoo, Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC. Room
202, The Research Centre, 950 W. 28th. Ave. 12 noon.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Associative Synaptic Potentiation in Hippocampus. Mr.
A. Auyeung, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Facultyof
Medicine, UBC. Room 317, Basic Medical Sciences
Building, Block C. 12 noon.
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Forestry Seminar.
State of Forest Management in Canada. Dr. Gordon F.
Weetman, Forest Sciences, UBC. For further
information, call 228-2S07. Room 166, MacMillan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Music Recital.
UBC Choral Union, the University Singers, and the UBC
Symphony Orchestra present Ernest Bloch's Avodath
Hakodesh (Sacred Service). James Schell conductor.
Donations will be contributed to the Temple Sholom
New Building Fund.
Geography Colloquium.
Neoclassicism and Labour-migration theory: a Canadian
Perspective. Andreas Olligschlaeger, Geography, UBC.
Room 201, Geography Building. 3:30 p.m.
Economics Seminar.
Minimum Wage Legislation in a Dual Labour Market.
Steve Jones, UBC. Room 351, Brock Hall. 4 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology
Management Compatability between Mountain Sheep
and Cattle in British Columbia. Dr. Michael Pitt, Plant
Science, UBC. Room 2449, Biolgoical Science Building.
4:30 p.m.
Information Science Seminar.
An Integrated Database System. Mr. John Campbell,
Systems Division, UBC Library. B.C. Research
Conference Room, 3650 Wesbrook Mall. 7:30 p.m.
UBC Collegium Musicum.
John Sawyer and Ray Nurse conduct a program of
renaissance and baroque vocal and instrumental music.
Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting
Explaining and Interpreting Disorder: Handling
Discrepant Views of Disease/Illness in the Health Care
System. Prof. Arthur Klein man, Medical Anthropology &
Psychology, Harvard University. Lecture Hall 6,
Instructional Resources Centre. 12:30 p.m.
UBC Collegium Musicum.
Repeat program of March 26. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Occupational Health and Safety
Health Hazards of Acids. Dr. Angus Scott, Medical
Officer, Workers'Compensation Board. IRC 3. 12:30
Career Series for Women.
Interview Techniques. Ray Edney, graduate student
(Counselling Psychology). Pre-register at Office for
Women Students, Brock 203. Free workshops for UBC
women students. Enquiries: 228-2415. Room 106A, B
&C, Brock Hall. 12:30 p.m.
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Environmetrics Seminar.
Some Simple Models for Spatial-Temporal Processes.
Dr. Michael Stein, Statistics, University of Chicago.
Room 225, Mathematics Building. 3:30 p.m.
Zoology Seminar.
Fjords and Estuaries - Chemical and Physical Factors
Affecting the Distribution of Marine Plankton. Dr. A. G.
Lewis, Zoology and Oceanography, UBC. Room 2000,
Biological Science Building. 4:30 p.m.
Music Recital.
UBC Choral Union, University Singers and the UBC
Symphony Orchestra. Repeat program of March 26.
Old Auditorium. 8 p.m.
Good Friday. University closed.
Thunderbird Rowing.
UBC/VRC International Meet featuring the top
intercollgiate rowers in the Pacific Northwest. For
information call, 228-3917.  Burnaby Lake. All day.
Genealogy Seminar.
Origins in England and Wales. Gretha Maria Warren,
principal instructor and other subject specialists. $45,
222-5237, 222-5252 (pre-registration required).
Sponsored by the Centre for Continuing Education.
Room 839, Main Library. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thunderbird Rugby.
UBC vs The University of California in the World Cup.
For information, call 228-3917. Thunderbird Stadium.
2:30 p.m.
Easter Monday.  University closed.
Zoology "Physiology Group"
Development of Metabolic Function in the Interstidal
Mucosa. Dr. P. Hahn, Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
UBC. Room 2449, Biological Science Building. 4:40
Botany Seminar.
Kalilo, the DNA of Death in the Fungus Neurospora.
Carolyn Myers, Botany, UBC. Room 3219, Biological
Science Building. 12:30p.m.
Chemistry Seminar.
Photochemical Generation of Reactive Intermediates.
Prof. Gary B. Schuster, Chemistry, University of llinois,
Urbana-Champaign. Room 250, Chemistry Building. 1
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
A Peroxide-Chlorate Cell: A Feasible Process? Eric
Egwu Kalu, graduate student. Room 206, Chemical
Engineering Building. 1:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Turbulence in I.C. Engines. Mr. Robert Lorghese,
Mechanical Engineering, UBC,   Room 1202, CEME
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Chemical Ecology and the Search for Drugs from the
Sea. Dr. Raymond Andersen, Oceanography, UBC.
Room 1465, Biological Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Metallurgical Process Engineering
Productivity-Conservation Synergy-New Reactors for
Old. Prof. Paul E. Queneau, Thayer School of
Engineering, Dartmouth College. Room 317, Frank
Forward (Metallurgy) Building. 3:30 p.m.
Economics Seminar.
Economics of Scale and Variable Returns to Utilization.
Tae Oum, Mike Tretheway and Yimin Zhang, Commerce
and Business Administration, UBC. Room 351, Brock
Hall. 4p.m.
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Ba2+ and Ca2+ in Neurotransmitter Release. Dr. D.M.J.
Quastel, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Facultyof
Medicine, UBC. Room 317, Basic Medical Sciences
Building, Block C. 12 noon.
Forestry Seminar.
Opportunities in Forest Biotechnology. Prof. D.J.
Durzan, head, Pomology, University of California at
Berkley. Freeadmission. For further information, call
228-2507.  Room 166, MacMillan Building.  12:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Lecture.
Heather Hawkins, Canadian artist, will speak on her
work. This lecture is sponsored by the Canada Council
and ism conjunction with Emily Carr College of Art and
Design and Simon Fraser University. Room 104,
Lasserre, 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday Noon Hour Concert.
Paul Berkowitz, piano. Program of Schubert and
Schuman. Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Student Percussion Recital.
Bach, Fritz Kreisher, Scott Joplin. Old Auditorium.
12:30 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Partitioning of Nutrient Pulses and Co-limitation by
Nitrogen and Phosphorus in the Plankton. Curtis Suttle,
Botany, UBC. (Ph.D. requirement) Room 3219,
Biological Science Building. 12:30 p.m.
Science, Technology and Society
Studies Roundtable.
What is the History of a Science? — Adam Smith on the
History of Astronomy. Prof. Ian Ross, English, UBC.
Buchanan Penthouse. 3:30 p.m.
Geophysics and Astronomy
Migration of Deep Seismic Data. Dr. Bernd Milkereit,
Division of Seismology and Geomagnetism, Energy,
Mines and Resources, Ottawa. Room 260, Geophysics
and Astronomy Building. 4 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology
Success and Failure of Cyzenis albicans in Biological
Control of Winter Moth. Jens Roland, I.A.R.E./Zoology,
UBC. Room 2449, Biological Science Building. 4:30
UBC Wind Symphony.
Conducted by Martin Berinbaum. Old Auditorium.
12:30 p.m.
Environmetrics Seminar.
Predicting the Extent of Damage to Fisheries in Inland
Lakes of Eastern Canada due to Acidic Precipitation.
Dr. David Marmorek, Environmental and Social Systems
Analysts Ltd. Room 225, Mathematics Building. 3:30
Biochemical Discussion
Group/Biomembranes Discussion
Picosecond Kinetics of Initial Electron Transfer Steps in
Photosynthetic Bacteria. Dr. William Parson,
Biochemistry, University of Washington. IRC1. 4 p.m.
Economics Seminar.
Expanding the Informativeness of the Price Systems.
Marcel Boyer, Universite Montreal. Room 351, Brock
Hall. 4 p.m.
Public Forum.
Why Should We Care About Canadian Sovereignty?
Mel Hurtig, Chairman and founder of the Council of
Canadians; Jeff Logan, lawyer, Director, Council of
Canadians; Dr. Allan Smith, History, UBC. Fee is $5.
Inquiries at 222-5238. Theatre, Robson Square Media
Centre. 7-10 p.m.
UBC Wind Symphony.
Conducted by Martin Berinbaum. Old Auditorium. 8
Botany Seminar.
The Ecological Role of Disturbance in Pastures.
Roberta Parish, Botany, UBC. Room 3219, Biological
Science Building. 12:30p.m.
UBC Contemporary Players.
Stephen Chatman and Eugene Wilson, directors.
Program of works by Stravinsky, Carter, Martin, and two
UBC students: McKenzie and Burge. Recital Hall. 12:30
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Abnormalities of Human Brain Development. Dr. Alan
Hill, Pediatric Neurology, Children's Hospital.
Parentcraft Room, Main Floor, Grace Hospital. 1 p.m.
Economics Seminar.
Heritage Preservation Laws as an Optimal
Intergenational Contract. Lars Osberg, Dalhousie
University. Room 351, Brock Hall. 4 p.m.
Food Services Hours.
All food service units will be closed from Friday, March
28 to Monday, March 31 inclusive. The Subway will
close 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27. All other units
are open regular hours.
CUSO Office Closure
During the past 25 years, UBC has provided facilities
fora CUSO office at International House. During that
time the UBC President's CUSO Committee has placed
hundreds of volunteer workers in Third World countries
for two year terms of service. As well, the office has
been a focus for fundraising and education about
international development. Due to a change in CUSO's
priorities, the national office is no longer prepared to
fund the half-time secretarial position on campus. We
regret to inform you that as of March 25, 1986, the
CUSO office will cease operation. Please direct future
enquiries to CUSO Regional Office, 2524 Cypress St.
Phone: 732-1814. We take this opportunity to thank
the faculty, students and administration of the
University for their generous support during the past
quarter century.
Research Services.
A reminder that the Office of Research Services has
moved to Room 331 of the Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre, 2194 Health Sciences Mall (224-
Animal Cell Culture Course.
The UBC/SPCAshort course in Animal Cell Culture will
be held June 12 and 13 in the Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre and in UBC's Department of
Physiology. This course is open to students,
technicians and faculty members of the three British
Colum bia universities. It consists of lectures and
practical exercises designed for those with little or no
previous experience in this field. Registration is $55 and
is limited to 25 persons. For further details or
application forms, please contact the following address
no later than April 30. Dr. David A. Mathers, UBC/SPCA
Short Course in Animal Cell Culture, Department of
Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, 2146 Health Sciences
Mall, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1W5. Telephone: 228-5684.
Fine Arts Exhibit.
An exhibit of 28 ceramic sculptures, entitled Le Souci de
Soi (The care of oneself), by Paul Mathieu is on display
from March 11 to May 2 at the UBC Fine Arts Gallery.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to
Friday and from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
ARC Undergraduate Magazine
The new Spring/Summer '86 issue of ARC is now
available for only $1.50 in the UBC Bookstore (poetry
section), Creative Writing Department, and English
Department, Buto 397. Become a part of the campus
literary scene and su bmit your short stories, essays,
poetry, plays and artwork (even cover design) in your
ARC letterbox, Buto 397, for the Fall/winter issue.
UBC Bookstore
The last day for departmental requistions (prior to
Inventory Closure) at the University Central Supplies
Department will be March 26.
The Bookstore will be closed March 28-31 (Easter
holidays) and April 1 and 2 (stocktaking). The Bookstore
will reopen 8:30 a.m. April 3.
Medical Services Plan Increase.
The Government of British Columbia has announced an
increase in the premiums for the Medical Services Plan.
Effective April 1,1986, the new monthly rates are $18
for a single person, $34 for a family of two and $38 for a
family of three. If you are currently enrolled in UBC's
group MSP program deductions for your share of the
premiums will be increased on the March 30, 1986
Toastmasters Meetings
Walter Gage Toastmasters meetings are held Thursday
at 7:30 p.m. in Room 260, MacMillan Building (Forestry).
AM students and faculty are welcome. For more
information, contact Bruce Kozak at 681-3759 Of Bill
Brendan at 325-1414.
APRIL 1986
* Agriculture Canada (CPD)
-New Crop Development Fund [1, Proposal]
* Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Assoc.
-Pilot Research Grants [15]
* B.C. Cancer Foundation
-Travel Grant for Post-doctoral Fellows [15]
* B.C. Lung Association
-Research Projects [1]
* Canada Council: Writing Public'
-Translation Grant [15]
* Canadian Commission for Unesco
-McLuhan Teleglobe Canada Award- [30]
* Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute
-Research Contributions Program [1]
* Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian Studies
-Neporany Post-doctoral Fellowship [30]
* Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies
-Research [1]
* Hannah Institute
-Publications Assistance [1]
* IMASCO-CDC Research Foundation
-Research [1]
* MacMillan, H.R., Estate
-Native People and Northern Canada Trust [1]
* MRC: Awards Program
-MRC Fellowship [1]
"   MRC: Grants Programs
-MRC Group [1]
* Muscular Dystrophy Assn. (U.S.)
-Clinical Research Grant Program
* National Institute oh Mental Retardation
-Research [30]
* North Atlantic Treaty Organization
-Advanced Research Workshops Program [15]
-Advanced Study Institutes (ASI) [15]
-Senior Scientist Program [15]
* Rhodes University
-Hugh Kelly Fellowship [Adv. plan, for 31 July]
-Hugh Le May Fellowship [Adv. plan for 31 July]
* Secretary of State: Canadian Studies
-Canadian Studies: Learning Materials [1]
-Canadian Studies: Materials Dissemination [1]
* Universite du Quebec
-INRS Post-doctoral Fellowships [15]
* University of British Columbia
-UBC-NSERC Equipment Grant [16]
-UBC-SSHRC Travel Grant [10]
"   World Cultural Council
-Albert Enstein World Award of Science [30]


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