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True Grit
Tracy Lydiatt photo
Eight-year-old Shahada Evans crosses the finish line during the 15th
annual UBC triathlon. Evans was one of 918 swimmers, cyclists and
runners who participated in the event which included a short course for
36 youngsters.
UBC powerful draw for
international students
International students indicated overwhelming interest in UBC at several educational fairs held throughout Asia earlier this year, says the co-ordinator of
UBC's international student recruitment
UBC representatives attended five
educational fairs in January — one each
in Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia — with a total estimated attendance of 8,100 students.
"UBC was the largest draw at each of
the fairs," says Don Wehrung, a professor of Commerce and Business Administration who was appointed last November to spearhead the university's drive
for international students.
"About 45 per cent ofthe students attending spoke to UBC representatives who were
vying with anywhere from 25 to 50 other
Canadian educational institutions."
Although interest was expressed in almost all areas taught at UBC, demand for
information on English language programs,
engineering, business and computer science
was particularly high, he said. Also, interest
in graduate programs exceeded that for undergraduate programs in some countries.
Initially, UBC's international student
recruitment efforts will focus on Pacific
Rim countries where UBC enjoys a high
recognition factor, although students from
all nations will be encouraged to apply.
Marketing and operational strategies
to make UBC competitive with other
institutions seeking a broader-based international student body are being developed, including a streamlined application and admission process.
"The steering committee is exploring
ways of providing one-stop shopping at
both the undergraduate and graduate
levels to ensure that students receive a
quicker response, recognizing that this
can affect their decision as to which
institution they attend," Wehrung says.
Other considerations in the overall
strategic plan for UBC's international
student recruitment initiative include
space planning, funding issues and
UBC's language requirement standards.
"Many universities in the U.S., Australia and the United Kingdom offer conditional acceptances to applicants who have
strong academic records but English Ian-
See DRAW Page 2
Ties with China earn
Commerce award
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration's success in building educational ties between Chinese
universities, academics, business and
government officials and the Vancouver
academic and business communities has
won recognition from the Association of
Universities and Colleges of Canada
The faculty's long relationship with
China through its China programs has
garnered the AUCC Award for Excellence
in Internationalization in the International
Partnerships category. The award was
presented in Ottawa recently.
Sponsored by Scotiabank, the award
recognizes the faculty's efforts in "integrating an international dimension into
the teaching/learning, research and service functions of a university."
"Business is becoming more global
everyday," said Peter Godsoe, Scotiabank
chair and CEO. "By preparing our future
leaders for the challenges and opportunities of the world marketplace, these
leading Canadian educators are helping
propel Canada to the forefront in the race
for global competitiveness."
Assistant Dean Grace Wong, who oversees the faculty's international programs,
said the faculty's early ventures into
China allowed it to build on an extensive
history of activities and experiences.
"Since 1980. we have been developing
ties and sharing our expertise with Chinese academics, as well as business and
government officials. The way we have
structured the programs, with extensive
involvement of Canadian businesses and
government organizations, has helped
build ties and understanding that extend
beyond the academic realm," she said.
Wong cites three aspects ofthe faculty's China programs as being particu-
See CHBVA Page 2
Hail Hale-Bopp,
Spring king of comets
"/ ezxpect the comet will perform superbly... 1 honestly don't see how it can
fail us."
—Brian G. Marsden, Smithsonian
Astrophysical Observatory, in Sky &
Telescope (March 1997)
Will Comet Hale-Bopp live up to expectations?
Join astronomers and physicists at
the UBC Observatory during the first
week in April to find out.
The UBC Dept. of Physics and Astronomy will open its campus observatory for free public viewing of comet Hale-
Bopp during the nights of April 4-6.
Experts will be on hand to answer
questions about Hale-Bopp, the importance of comet studies and the effects of
comet impacts on Earth in the past.
Hale-Bopp's closest position to Earth
is estimated at 200 million kilometres
on March 22.
Hale-Bopp, also known as C/1995
01 among learned comet watchers, was
discovered on July 22, 1995, when it
was more than a billion kilometres from
the sun (that's seven times further from
the sun than the Earth).
Experts believe Hale-Bopp is the largest cometary intruder to swing through
the inner solar system since 1577.
Estimates are that the icy core of the
comet must be at least 40 kilometres in
diameter for it to be detected at such a
great distance.
Jaymie Matthews, with the Dept. of
Physics and Astronomy, says from mid-
March and throughout April, the comet
and its dusty tail should be easily visible in
the evenings over the northwest horizon.
"Skygazers everywhere in B.C. will
be able to follow the comet all night at
times, since it will never set below the
horizon," says Matthews.
Matthews and his colleagues plan to
use computer links to display the latest
electronic images and scientific findings about Hale-Bopp from observatories around the world.
Observatory doors open at 7 p.m.
and remain open until at least 11 p.m.
Visitors may enter through the south
door of the Geophysics and Astronomy
Building located at 2219 Main Mall.
Call 822-2267 for more information.
Computer Clone
She's 14, she's smart and she's trying hard to be human
Snickers Snack 3
Food for Thought: A candy bar and a bag of chips can be healthy choices
Pitter Pat 7
A new drug could put an end to arrythmia suffered by heart attack survivors
Sterling Silver 8
UBC's Thunderbirds almost stopped those Pandas dead in their tracks 2 UBC Reports • March 20, 1997
Einstein's marks
disprove claim
In your article, "Scholar
urges schools focus on child's
'greatness'" {UBC Reports, Feb.
6), you state that Albert
Einstein was dyslexic. While
this makes a nice story and
seems to be quite widely
believed, I doubt that it is
anything more than a myth.
The biography, Subtle is the
Lord, the Science and Life of
UBC Reports welcomes letters to the editor on topics relevant to the
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Albert Einstein, by Abraham
Pais (Oxford University Press,
1982) states that although his
family had initial apprehensions that he might be backward because of the unusually
long time before he began to
talk, he was speaking in whole
sentences by some point
between age two and three
years. When Einstein was
seven his mother wrote
"Yesterday Albert received his
grades, he was again number
one, his report card was
brilliant." Pais states, "the
widespread belief that he was
a poor student is unfounded."
Ian Affleck
Physics and Astronomy
Continued from Page 1
larly innovative.
First, the programs were
launched before the importance
of establishing relationships
with China was widely recognized in Canada.
Second, the faculty developed
and offers executive programs at
UBC in Mandarin in many areas of
specialization including general
business, international business,
real estate, finance and banking,
and public adrninistration.
Finally, the faculty included
the local business community
in the programs, linking the academic and practical sides
through the involvement of more
than 62 Canadian companies
and government organizations.
Michael Goldberg, dean of Commerce and Business Administration, said the programs have delivered benefits to all participants.
The programs have provided
various opportunities for the faculty to foster the creation of academic and business relationships
at all levels that are so critical to the
success of intemationalization," he
said. The presence ofthe 86 Chi-
Continued from Page 1
guage proficiency that is slightly
below normal entrance standards," Wehrung explains.
"These applicants are required to attend ESL classes for
several months before beginning
their academic programs, and
they must still pass a language
proficiency test similar to UBC's
Language Proficiency Index
(LPI). Perhaps we should consider this type of option."
Currently, all undergraduate
degree programs at UBC require
at least three credits of first-
year English; most require six.
Before enrolling in any first-year
English course, students must
complete the LPI and achieve a
minimum score of 30 out of 40
on the essay section ofthe exam.
Despite these challenges,
Wehrung stressed that operational strategies for expansion
at the international level will
not be at the expense of domestic students or encroach on academic standards.
Currently, there are 650 international students in undergraduate programs at UBC representing 2.6 per cent of the total undergraduate enrolment, and another 341 in exchange programs.
UBC's Board of Governors has
approved expanding spaces for
international students in each
undergraduate program to up to
15 per cent of total enrolment.
Twenty-two per cent ofthe total
graduate enrolment — or 1,333
students—are from other nations.
nese scholars and students in Commerce classrooms, and the experience that 34 UBC faculty members
have gained during their research
and teaching visits in China have
provided a comprehensive opportunity. Many of these relationships
have been sustained through the
The faculty has formed partnerships with academic and
government institutions, including Shanghai Jiao Tong
University, the University of
International Business and
Economics and the Ministry of
Foreign Trade and Economic
Walter C. Koerner Library
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New rehab lab extends
school's research reach
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
The opening of an off-campus research
centre this summer highlights a new
focus on research and community
outreach in the School of Rehabilitation
The Rehabilitation Research Laboratory, which will be operated in partnership with the B.C. Rehabilitation Society, will open at G.F. Strong Centre by
The lab will look at biological, behavioural and social issues that could lead to
better evaluation and treatments for people with impairments and disabilities.
One of its major aims will be to foster
collaboration between clinicians and scientists through mentoring programs,
seminars, workshops and programs for
visiting scientists and clinicians. Several
faculty members will be based there.
"Our goal is not just to conduct research, but to nurture a research environment for rehabilitation that integrates
expertise ranging from basic science to
clinical evaluation," said school director
Prof. Angelo Belcastro.
The lab is also part of a strategy of
community outreach, which is viewed as a
crucial role given the school's status as the
only accredited rehabilitation school in
the province, he said.
The School of Rehabilitation Sciences
educates health professionals in occupational therapy and physical therapy
and advances the science of rehabilitation through research and teaching.
"With a core faculty linked between
two major rehabilitation institutes, we
will be reaching out to the province to
create a network of partners. That's the
really exciting part," Belcastro said.
The project will cost $750,000, with
the School of Rehabilitation Sciences
providing equipment, personnel and expertise for the new lab while the B.C.
Rehabilitation Foundation funds its construction.
The facility will house offices and labs
for graduate students and fellows, seminar/interviews rooms, and observation
The new faculty members who will be
based at the Rehabilitation Research
Lab are:
• Assoc. Prof. Anne Carswell, whose
research interests are focused on the
health of older adults with disabilities.
• Asst. Prof. Janice Eng, whose research
examines the effects of aging and neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease and stroke on functional movement.
• Asst. Prof. Donna Maclntyre, who is
interested in learning more about effective exercise programs for patients
who have been on bedrest, or are
inactive because of a disease or condition and who have muscle atrophy.
Another new faculty member, Asst.
Prof. Darlene Redenbach, has joined the
muscle-injury focus group in the school.
The new professors bring the number of
faculty in the expanding school to 20 full-
time. Grad student enrolment is up too. In
its third year of operation, the graduate
study program has 15 master's candidates and three interdisciplinary PhD candidates enrolled.
Food for thought
Food Services
Healthy food can
be fast and fun
UBG Food Services is celebrating Nutrition Month in March by introducing
new, low fat menu items and taking an active role in informing and educating
its clients about the variety and value of healthy food choices on campus.
"Our customers are increasingly becoming more sophisticated and knowledgeable about food," said UBC Food Services director Judy Vaz. "We hope to
take a leadership role in showing people how all foods can fit in their daily
lives by emphasizing variety, moderation and balance."
Among the new low fat products now available at Food Services outlets
across campus are muffins, pretzels, fresh fruit and Snackwells, a cookie
which contains one gram of fat per serving. Low fat entrees are also being
They join an existing line-up of healthy food alternatives which will continue to be served by Food Services including gourmet popcorn, bagels,
vegetarian salad rolls and biscotti.
"Many customers may not be aware of all the low fat choices we present
them with," Vaz said. "The noodle bar at Pacific Spirit Place, for example, is a
light pasta alternative. Also, the salad bar features low fat dressings and the
deli has several low fat meat selections and light mayonnaise and cream
Vaz emphasized the importance of recognizing that customers' needs also
include fun and fast foods, hence this year's theme of All Foods Can Fit!
during nutrition month.
"People may be surprised to hear that potato chips and Snickers bars are
part of our nutrition month promotion," Vaz said.
"A 55-gram bag of potato chips only contains about two teaspoons of fat
while a Snickers bar is high in protein which is an important energy source
for our bodies."
All Food Services locations will be closed for Easter from March 28 to 31
except for residence dining rooms which will remain open from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Summer hours of operation for Food Services outlets will be taking effect
starting April 11. Check for postings at your favourite Food Services location,
call the department at 822-3663 or visit the Food Services Web site at
Charles Ker photo
"Blame me if she says something nasty," says Richard Gibbons of "Julie," the
computer program personality he's helped to create. Dozens of undergraduate
computer science students, a handful of elementary school teachers and
hundreds of children in grades 4 to 7 also contributed to the character's creation.
"Julie" vies for title of
Most Human Computer
by Charles Ker
Staff writer
A conversation with 14-year-old Julie
gives insight into what would appear to
be a well-rounded Grade 9 mind.
She likes Hawaiian pizza, Mel Gibson,
volleyball and playing saxophone in the
school band. She doesn't have a boyfriend, prefers soft rock to rap and likes
math because "it's so nicely self-contained."
Next month, the outgoing teenager
from Sooke hopes to wow New York City
judges with her personality and deft
repartee in the 1997 Loebner Prize Competition. Her ultimate goal is to convince
the judging panel she's human.
Richard Gibbons, Julie's personality
trainer, has no illusions.
"It's an unbelievably hard task which
nobody has come remotely close to passing," says the affable software developer
who created Julie on the Web at UBC.
'The judges will figure out she's a computer program within four or five messages, maybe fewer."
The Loebner competition is based on
the question, "if a computer could think,
how could we tell?"
British mathematician Alan Turing
first made the suggestion that if a computer could talk to a person and its
responses were indistinguishable from
those of a human, the computer could be
said to be thinking. Fifty-seven years
later, computer dialogue is still unfailingly fallible.
Gibbons started developing Julie's
personality for a project based in the
UBC Computer Science laboratory known
as E-GEMS—Electronic Games for Education in Mathematics and Science. She
is one of four characters in Phoenix
Quest, an interactive game designed to
make learning more fun for children age
nine to 13. Julie's character was created
to see if girls could learn more about
math and science by interacting with a
personality who shared their interests
and views.
Students log into Phoenix Quest and
help Julie and other characters solve
various math puzzles they encounter in
the magical land called the Phoenix Archipelago. Participants pose questions
to Julie which she promptly answers.
She also offers questions and comments
of her own.
"Anything that Julie says has come
out of my mind," says Gibbons. "You can
blame me if she says something nasty."
For the last seven months. Gibbons
has been reviewing log files of Julie's
conversations with B.C. students. When
he finds a spot where she gets tripped up
or off track, he goes into the program and
creates a new information node triggered
by a certain word or words. This, in turn,
activates a new series of possible responses.
Julie is not limited to talking about
Phoenix Quest topics. Gibbons says that
roughly five per cent of her personality
deals with the game and the remainder
with real-life topics important to teenage
Gibbons has entered a 2,500-word
transcript of some of Julie's conversations to the Loebner competition. Eight
computer programs advance to the final
showdown with judges at the Salmagundi Club in New York City.
Judges will type questions on any
topic and watch as the participating
computer personalities type their responses.
One of Julie's tricks is that she can
vary her typing speeds, giving the illusion of a struggling teenage typist.
Gibbons has gone over conversations
from past competitions and is confident
in Julie's conversational ability.
"In my opinion, Julie responds as well
if not better than many of the previous
winners," he says. "She has a natural gift
ofthe gab."
The Loebner Prize Prize Competition
in Artificial Intelligence was established
in 1990 by the Cambridge (Massachusetts) Center for Behavioral Studies. This
year's winner receives $2,000, a bronze
medal and the title of Most Human Computer.
Julie and Phoenix Quest, based on a
novel by local children's author Julie
Lawson, can be reached at http://
www.cs.ubc.ca/nest/egems/home.html. 4 UBC Reports • March 20, 1997
March 23 through April 5
Sunday, Mar. 23
Norooz, the Iranian New
Tear Celebration
Introduction To Norooz. Mary
Ghomshei, Mining. SUB ballroom, 6:30-8:30pm (cultural),
9:30pm-lam (party). Refreshments. Call 221-0632.
Green College Performing
Arts Group
UBC Early Music Ensembles.
Green College, 8:30pm. Call 822-
Monday, Mar. 24
Author Reading
Tamarind Mem, Anita Rau
Badami. Bookstore, 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-2665.
English Dept. Lecture
The Tasks Of Theory (1). Prof.
Terry Eagleton, Warton Professor of English, Oxford U.
Buchanan A-205, 12:30pm. Call
Noon Hour Concert
UBC Percussion Ensemble. John
Rudolph, Sal Ferreras, directors.
Music Recital Hall, 12:30pm.
Call 822-3113.
Mechanical Engineering
Topics In Orthopedic Engineering. Dr. Clive Duncan, Orthopedics. CEME 1204, 3:30-
4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
School of Nursing Research
Clinical Evaluation In The Real
World: Evaluation OfThe Nursing Respite Program. Asst. Prof.
Virginia Hayes, School of Nursing. Vancouver Hospital/HSC,
Koerner Pavilion T-180, 3:30-
4:30pm. Call 822-7453.
Resident Speaker Series
General Idea's Playful Texts:
Irony, Excess, Enigmas, Ambiguities And Pleasure InThe Miss
General Idea 1984 Project.
Isabela C. Varela, Fine Arts (Art
History). Green College, 5:30pm.
Call 822-6067.
Tuesday, Mar. 25
Multimedia Open House
Multimedia Grand Opening.
UBC Main Library, Science &
Engineering Division, Multimedia Station, 10am-3pm. Call
Animal Science Seminar
Transgenic Salmon: Production
And Evaluation Of Aquaculture.
R. Devlin, Fisheries and Oceans.
MacMillan 158, 12:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-4593.
English Dept./Green
College Lecture and Panel
The Tasks Of Theory (II). Prof.
Terry Eagleton, Oxford U. Panel
discussion following. Green College, 12:30pm. Call 822-9824/
Laboratory Seminar
Scratching The Surface Of Plant-
Fungal Interaction: Infection-Related Morphogenesis And Host
Responses In Rice Blast Disease.
John Hamer, Biological Sciences,
Purdue U. BioSciences 2000,
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Lectures In Modern
Chemistry - Laird Lecturer
in Physical Chemistry
Self-Organization In Surface Re
actions. Prof. Gerhard Ertl. Fritz-
Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-
Gesellschaft, Berlin. Chemistry B-
250 (south wing), lpm. Refresh-
mentsat 12:40pm. Call822 3266.
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Oceanography Seminar
Short Term Forecasts Of
Meterological Variables With A
Neural Network. Kassiem Jacobs,
U of Hamburg. BioSciences 1465,
3:30pm. Call 822-1814.
Statistics Seminar
Analysis Of Choice Data And Research In Random Utility Models.
Prof. Harry Joe, Statistics. CSCI
301, 4-5:30pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-0570.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Exploring Far's Modification Of
Dominance. Randy Dreger. PhD
candidate. Adenoviral-Mediated
Gene Transfer OfThe Human Lipoprotein. Kate ExCoffon. PhD
candidate. Wesbrook 201, 4:30-
5:30pm. Refreshments 4pm. Call
Green College Speaker
Coping With Stress, And Then
Some: Hardiness, Resilience, And
Salutogenesis. Peter Suedfeld, Psychology. Green College, 5:30pm.
Reception in Graham House 4:45-
5:30pm. Call 822-6067.
Artist Talk
Uereinigung Exhibit. Connie
Sterritt, Northwest Coast artist.
MOA, 7:30-9pm. Call 822-5087.
Wednesday, Mar. 26
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
The Coonrad-Morrey Total Elbow
Arthroplasty: A Personal Series.
Dr. R.W. McGraw, Dr. A.K. Baggoo,
Orthopedics. Vancouver Hospital/
HSC. Eye Care Centre Auditorium, 7am. Call 875-4646.
Surgery Grand Rounds
Management Of Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence. Dr. Howard
Fenster, Dr. Lome Sullivan, Surgery; Dr. ADavidC. Manson, Urology. GF Strong Auditorium. 7am.
Call 875-4136.
Interdisciplinary Graduate
Program Symposium
Hybrid Or Hype?: Varying Perspectives On Interdisciplinarity. Keynote speaker, Pat Hutcheon, author. Presenters: Interdisciplinary
and disciplinary graduate students.
Green College, 9am-5pm. Reception 5-6pm. Call 822-0954.
Noon Hour Concert
UBC Jazz Ensemble. Fred Stride,
director. Music Recital Hall,
12:30pm. Call 822-3113.
Microbiology and
Immunology Seminar
The Molecular Mechanism Of Cell
Polarization In Yeast And T Cells.
John Chant. Harvard U. Wesbrook
201, 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
Soziale Antriebe Der Gewalt Gegen
Auslaender In Deutschland. Rainer
Geissler, U of Siegen. Buchanan penthouse, 12:30pm. Call 822-6403.
Women And APEC. Sunira
Thobani, former Nat'l Director
National Action Committee. Ruth
Wynn, Women's Studies, SFU.
Asian Centre 604, 12:30pm. Call
Centre for Japanese
Research Seminar
Lending Relationships, Corporate
Governance And Institutional
Complementarity In Japanese
Firms: An Empirical Analysis Of
Panel Data  1982-1994. Hiroshi
Izawa, Economics, Ritsumeikan
U. CKChoi 120, 12:30-2pm. Call
Research Division Seminar
(OBST 506)
Immunological Aspects Of Reproduction. Dr. M. Stephenson, Obstetrics and Gynaecology. B.C.
Women's Hospital/Health Centre
2-N35, 2pm. Call 875-3108.
Ecology/Centre for
Biodiversity Research
Multiple Domains Of Attraction
In Zooplankton Community Dynamics: Theory Meets Field Work.
Chantal Ouimet, PhD candidate.
Family/Nutritional Sciences 60,
4:30pm. Call 822-3957.
Respiratory Research
High Performance Ventilation. Dr.
Don McKenzie, Sports Medicine
Clinic. Vancouver Hospital/HSC,
2775 Heather St. 3rd floor conference room, 5-6pm. Call 875-5653.
Internet Workshop
Intelligent Agents: Your Electronic
Butler. David Orchard. David Lam
Microcomputer Lab B, 6-10pm.
$120. Call 822-1431.
19th-century Studies
There Is A Vision Of The Orient
That I Have: Imperialism, Race,
And Gender In The Madame Butterfly Narrative. Melinda Boyd, PhD
candidate. Music: Sherrill Grace,
English: Brian Mcllroy, Film Program; Vera Micznik, Music;
Jonathan Wisenthal, English.
Green College, 8pm. Call 822-6067.
Collegium Musicum. John Saw-
yer/Ramona Luengen, directors.
Music Recital Hall, 8pm. Call 822-
Thursday, Mar. 27
Law and Society Lunch-Time
Living Between Water And Rocks:
Law, First Nations And Land Use
Planning. John Borrows, Law.
Green College, 12pm. Call 822-
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Climate Change Scenarios In
Canada's Northwest: Results And
Reflections From The Mackenzie
Basin Impact Study. Stewart J.
Cohen. Sustainable Development
Research Institute. GeoSciences
330A, 12:30pm. Call 822-3466/
Anthropology and Sociology
Public Opinion And Archaeological Heritage. David Pokotylo and
others. ANSO 205, 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-2878.
Wood Science
Seminar Series
Engineered Wood - "Building" The
Future. Bill Adams, seniorvice-presi-
dent, MacMillan Bloedel. MacLeod
214, 1:30pm. Call 822-1833.
Chemical Engineering
A Nonfogging Film Coating For
Polycarbonate Lenses. Veljko
Dragojlovic, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. ChemEng 206,
3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
Statistics Seminar
Estimating Resource Absorption
In Service Systems. Prof. Leonard
MacLean. Commerce and Business Admin. CSCI 301. 4-5:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-0570.
Sudbury Neutrino Observatory.
C. Waltham. Hebb, 4pm. Refresh
ments at 3:40pm. Call 822-3853.
Invited Speaker Seminar
Content-Centric Computing.
Ramesh Jain, U of California, San
Diego. CICSR/CS 208, 4-5:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-0557.
Genetics Graduate Program
Early Events In Erythropoietin
Induced Signalling. Dr. Gerald
Krystal, Pathology. Wesbrook 201,
4:30pm. Refreshments 4:15pm.
Call 822-8764.
Sunday, Mar. 30
Green College Performing
Arts Group
Violin Recital. Catherine Wong.
Green College, 8pm. Call 822-6067.
Tuesday, Apr. 1
Animal Science Seminar
Use Of Enzymes In Poultry Nutrition To Increase The Utilization Of
Palm Kernel Meal (Agro-Industrial
By-Products) In Malaysia. R.
Chong, M.Sc candidate.
MacMillan 158, 12:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-4593.
Botany and Biotechnology
Laboratory Seminar
The Opium Wars: Unravelling The
Molecular Regulation Of Alkaloid
Biosynthesis In Opium Poppy.
Peter Facchini, Biology, U of
Calgary. BioSciences2000, 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Lectures In Modern
Tom Siddon, EnviroSonics, Inc.
Chemistry B-250 (south wing),
lpm. Refreshments 12:40pm. Call
Statistics Seminar
A Generalization Of Basu And
Stein's Theorems. Prof. Bent
Jorgensen, Statistics. CSCI 301,
4-5:30pm. Refreshments. Call
Medical Genetics Seminar
How Is The Crossover Pattern Established During Meiosis In
C.Elegans? Vijhee Vijayaratnam,
PhD candidate. Isolation And
Characterization Of Huntington
Interacting Proteins. Michael
Kalchman, PhD candidate.
Wesbrook 201, 4:30-5:30pm. Refreshments, 4pm. Call 822-5312.
Fine Arts - Joan Carlisle-
Irving Lecture Series
Mantuan Woman Maps 16th Century Markets: Diana Mantuana's
Practice Of Printmaking. Prof.
Evelyn Lincoln, History of Art,
Brown U. Lasserre 102, 7pm. Two
guest speakers. Call 822-2757.
Fine Arts - Joan Carlisle-
Irving Lecture Series
Charles II's New Clothes. Prof.
David Solkin, Art Historian,
Courtauld Institute of Art, London. Lasserre 102, 7pm. Two
guest speakers. Refreshments.
Call 822-2757.
Green College Speaker
How To Get Your Work Published. Green College, 7:30pm.
Call 822-6067.
Wednesday, Apr. 2
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Proximal Tibial Fibular Joint.
Dr. R.L. Loomer, Orthopedics.
Vancouver Hospital/HSC, Eye
Care Centre Auditorium, 7am.
Call 875-4646.
Microbiology and
Immunology Seminar
Listeria Monocytogenes: Interactions With Host Cells. Patrick
Tang, Microbiology and Immunology. Wesbrook 201, 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
Research Division Seminar
(Obst 506)
The Role Of Cadherins In Human Implantation. Spiro Getsios,
MSc candidate. B.C. Women's
Hospital/Health Centre 2-N35,
2pm. Call 875-3108.
Research Seminar
Live Fast, Die Young: Behavioural Indirect Effects In Communities. Brad Anholt, Biology,
U of Victoria. Family/Nutritional
Sciences 60. 4:30pm. Refreshments Hut B-8, 4:10pm. Call
The Interdisciplinary
Responses To Peter Gay, "On
Writing The Freud Biography."
Green College, 5pm. Call 822-
Respiratory Research
Nitric Oxide And The Pulmonary
Microcirculation. Dr. Dave
McCormack, U of Western Ontario. Vancouver Hospital/HSC,
2775 Heather St. 3rd floor conference room, 5-6pm. Call 875-5653.
Thursday, Apr. 3
Science First!
Lecture Series
Don't Pick The Daisies! Is There
Science We Shouldn't Do? Iain
Taylor. Botany. IRC#6, 12:30-
1:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
The UBC Reports Calendar lists university-related or
liversity- sponsored events on campus and off cam-
is within the Lower Mainland.
Calendar items must be submitted on forms avail-
>le from the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251 Ceefl
reen Park Road, Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1. Phone:
S2-3I31. Fax: 822-2684. An electronic form is avail-
>le on the UBC Reports Web page at http: //www.ubc.ca
ider 'News.' Please limit to 35 words. Submissions for
e Calendar's Notices section may be limited due to
Deadline for the April 3 issue of OBC Reports—whieh
vers the period April 6 to April 19—is noon, March 24, Calendar
UBC Reports • March 20, 1997 5
March 23 through April 5
E.S. Woodward Lecture
Series (Economics)
Risk Sharing And Growth Of
Consumption. Richard
Blundess, University College
London. Buchanan A-102,
12:30-l:30pm. Call 822-4129.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Lamivudine In Hepatitis B.
Agnes Lo, Pharm D candidate.
Cunningham 160. 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-4645.
Microbiology and
Immunology Seminar
L. Nicholas Ornston, Biology,
Yale U. Wesbrook 201. 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
Wood Science Seminar
Building Envelope Failures In
Southwestern BC. Paul Morris,
research scientist, Forintek
Canada Corp. MacLeod 214,
1:30pm. Call 822-1833.
The Donner Canadian Foundation - Funding Opportunities.
Patrick Luciani. director, Donner
Canadian Foundation. OAB
Board and Senate room, 2pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-5159.
Centre for Chinese
Research Seminar
Relations Of Power: In Search
Of A Chinese Canadian History.
Prof. Imogene Lim, Malaspina
University College. CKChoi 120.
12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.
Engineering Seminar
Removal Of Resin And Fatty Ac
ids In Biological Treatment Of Pulp
And Paper Mill Waste. Doug
Weddell, MASc candidate. CEME
1215, 3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-2637.
Extrasolar Planets. Geoff Marcy,
San Francisco State U. Hebb, 4pm.
Refreshments at 3:40pm. Call
Genetics Graduate Program
The Function And Mechanism Of
Genomic Imprinting In Mammals.
Shirley Tighlman, Molecular Biology, Princeton. Wesbrook 201.
4:30pm. Refreshments at 4:15pm.
Call 822-8764.
Friday, Apr. 4
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Pediatric Intervention: State OfThe
Art. Dr. RichardTowbin, UofPittsburg
School of Medicine. GF Strong Auditorium, 9am. Call 875-2307.
1997 Diabetes Conference - Diabetes In The Young. Coast Plaza
at Stanley Park, 8:30am-5pm.
Continues April 5, 8:30am-lpm.
Physicians $249. Other Health
Care Providers $225. Students
$75. Call 822-2626.
Open Mike Poetry Session
Random Acts Of Poetry. Bookstore, 12:30-1:30pm. Poets, to preregister call 822-2665.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar Series
Respiratory Health Of Composting
Workers Exposed To Microorganisms: Results Of A Pilot Nasal
Lavage Study. Assoc. Prof. Dick
Heederick, Wageningen Agricultural U. VancouverHospital/HSC
Koerner Pavilion G-279, 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-9595.
Centre For Korean Research
Fraternal Tribute: Diplomatic And
Cultural Relations Between Korea
And The Kingdom OfThe Ryukyus,
1389-1637. Don Baker, Asian Studies. CK Choi conference room 120,
3:30pm. Call 822-2629.
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Effect Of Molecular Structure On
Rheological Behaviour Of
Polyethylene. Igor Kazatchkov,
PhD candidate. ChemEng 206,
3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
Linguistics Colloquium
Aspect And The Construal Of Complement  Clause Tense.   Karen
Zagona. U of Washington.
Buchanan penthouse, 3:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-5594.
Theoretical Chemistry
Time Dependent Density Functional Theory For Dynamics In
Liquids. G. Patey, Chemistry.
Chemistry D-402 (centre block),
4pm. Call 822-3266.
University Singers. James
Fankhauser, director. Music Recital Hall, 8pm. Call 822-3113.
Please t<J
Saturday, Apr. 5
Health Care &
Epidemiology Rounds
HIV Prevalence Incidence And
Risk Behaviours In The Vancouver Injection Drug Use Study.
Dr. Stephanie Strathdee, HIV
epidemiologist, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Mather
253, 9-10am. Call 822-2772.
UBC Chamber Strings. Eric
Wilson, director. Music Recital
Hall, 8pm. Call 822-3113.
The Vancouver Institute
Newton On Line: The Electronic
Revolution In Mathematics. Prof.
Peter Borwein. SFU. IRC #2,
8:15pm. Call 822-4636.
Garden Hours and Tours
March 8 - October 13. 10am-6pm.
Botanical Garden tours will be given
by garden volunteers Wednesdays
and Saturdays, lpm. Call 822-9666
(gardens), 822-4529 (shop).
T4 Slips
All UBC employees (including student employees) should have received their T4 slips in the mail. If
you haven't, please contact Financial Services.
AMS Life Drawing Club
Drawing sessions from a nude
model. Every Thursday until May,
Lasserre 204, 12:30-2:15pm. Call
Public Meetings on
Key Issues of the
Official Community
Plan for UBC
Recently the Greater Vancouver Regional District gave third reading to a bylaw to
adopt the Official Community Plan for UBC and requested that UBC address
issues related to housing, transportation and community services. These issues
have been explored by independent consultants with input from community
consultation committees.
To learn more about and to comment on the findings on these key issues within the
Official Community Plan, plan to attend one or more ofthe following public meetings:
Tuesday, April I and Thursday, April 3, I l:30am-3pm
Presentation by consultants at 12:30pm followed by Q&A session
Graduate Student Centre Ballroom
6371 Crescent Road
Tuesday, April I and Thursday, April 3, 6pm-1 Opm
Presentation by consultants at 7:30pm followed by Q&A session
Jericho Hill Centre Conference Room
4196 W. 4th Ave., Vancouver
BC Transit Bus #4 Powell/UBC
For more information call the UBC Information Line at 822-4636 (UBC-INFO).
Morris and Helen Belkin Art
Gallery Exhibition
New Art From Cuba: Utopian Territories. March 22 - May 25,
1997. Gallery hours: Tuesday -
Friday, 10am-5pm: Saturday,
12-5pm. 1825 Main Mall. Call
Do You Suffer from PMS?
Recruiting volunteers for study,
must be 18-35 yrs., marked PMS,
otherwise in good health, no sleep
problems, noshift workers, no medications (no Pill users), non-smokers. Honorarium $100. Reply by
April 1. Call Carolyn at 822-7927.
Happy Easter
Front I3BC Feed Services
Call our Bakeshop at 822-3649 to order
your Easter Goodies to
take home & save 40%*!
Hot Cross Buns, Chocolate Cupcakes
or Bunny Cookies
at  $ 3.95/half doz.
'Off regular retail pricing. Minimum order - half dozen or more.
Picfc up at Pacific Spirii FTace only. Piease order for txxtday pick up.
All UBC Food Services Locations will be CLOSED
March 28th
March 29th
March 30th
March 31st
Good Friday-
Easter Sunday
Easter Monday
Discover the Great Menu, Prices & Service of
our Residence Dining Rooms!
Totem Park and Place Vanier are OPEN
March 28 to 31 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
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The President's Office invites proposals from UBC
faculty, staff and students for disability-related projects.
Proposals should include:
• project(s) overview
• indication of cost
• how it would create a more accessible environment for
persons with disabilities and benefit the campus as a whole
Send to:  UBC Business Relations
Office, Room 201, OAB, Zone 2.
Proposal deadline: April 11
For more information
e-mail debora.sweeney@ubc.ca
First projects to be funded will be announced
May 22.
Further calls for funding proposals will be issued biannually.
Projects to be funded through proceeds from the Coca-Cola cold beverage agreement 6 UBC Reports ■ March 20, 1997
News Digest
The unique challenges posed by inclusiveness to traditional
academic principles will be explored during Academic Freedom
and the Inclusive University, a three-day conference taking place
on campus April 10 to 12 at the Student Union Building.
Speakers will address broad historical, philosophical and political questions raised by inclusiveness, including sexism and
racism, and provide a forum for critical scrutiny and creative
debate about these issues.
Bernard Shapiro, principal of McGill University, will deliver the
keynote address on the role ofthe university in a changing culture.
Presenters also include Loma Marsden, president of Wilfred Laurier
University and Judy Rebick, political commentator and former president
ofthe National Action Committee on the Status of Women.
Public attendance is welcome and audience participation will
be encouraged through question periods, focus groups and workshops. For more information call 822-1050, fax 822-1069 or visit
the Web site at www.conferences.ubc.ca
Three UBC Science students have won Governor General's
Canada Scholarships in Environmental Sciences for work in their
respective fields of study.
Nicholas Kim Jones (Oceanography/Chemistry), Peter
MacPherson (Environmental Sciences) and Samuel Skinner (Biology/Ecology) received the awards from Gov. Gen. Romeo LeBlanc
last month.
The UBC students were among 15 winners of the $ 1,500 scholarships sponsored by DuPont Canada.
Just as the measles outbreak among young adults seems to be
tailing off, 13 cases of mumps been diagnosed in Vancouver
according to the Vancouver-Richmond Health Board.
Those infected with the disease range in age between 19 and 28 years.
Mumps is a viral disease causing fever and, in many cases,
swelling ofthe salivary glands in the face.
People who were born prior to 1957, have had mumps before and
have already had one dose of mumps vaccine are considered immune.
Anyone who believes they have mumps should call their doctor.
For more information, call the Vancouver-Richmond Health
Board at 736-2033.
UBC's Public Affairs Office won a silver medal at the annual
conference of the Council for the Advancement and Support of
Education (CASE).
The award came in the writing/news release category of the CASE
District VIII gathering which encompasses colleges, universities and
independent schools in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Western Canada.
The silver medal entry was a news release promoting research
in UBC's Laboratory for Computational Intelligence (LCI) in the
Dept. of Computer Science.
The release featured research breakthroughs in the development of artificial intelligence — specifically, robots that can think,
reason and act on their own. The LCI project has subsequently
gained the attention of local, national and international media.
Westcoast -
Waterfront Home
at Sunshine Coast, near Vancouver
ideally suited for retiring couple.
Breathtaking view over Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island and the
Gulf Islands. The south-facing house is very spacious, beautifully designed and surrounded on all sides by large decks. Beautiful trees, rocky
outcrops and private beach. Available for longtime lease with possibility
of purchase. No dog. Tel. or Fax: (604) 885-2970.
Alan Donald, Ph.D.
Biostatistical Consultant
Medicine, dentistry, biosciences, aquaculture
101-5805 Balsam Street, Vancouver, V6M 4B9
264 -9918 donald@portal.ca
Contact Plant Operations by phone, fax or e-mail to
report any building or grounds maintenance item and
request service.
Building or Grounds
phone: 822-2173
fax: 822-6969
e-mail:    tc@plantops. ubc.ca
Exterior Lights Only
phone:  822-2173
fax:      822-6969
e-mail:   lightsout@plantops.ubc.ca
please note number of lamp standard
* please give complete details including CONTACT NAME and NUMBER
The classified advertising rate is $16.50 for 35 words or less. Each additional word
is 50 cents. Rate includes GST. Ads must be submitted in writing 10 days before
publication date to the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1, accompanied by payment in cash, cheque (made out to
UBC Reports) or internal requisition. Advertising enquiries: 822-3131.
The deadline for the April 3, 1997 issue of UBC Reports is noon, March 24.
Acc ommodation
perfect spot to reserve
accommodation for guest
lecturers or other university
members who visit throughout
the year. Close to UBC and other
Vancouver attractions, a tasteful
representation of our city and of
UBC. 4103 W. 10th Ave.,
Vancouver. BC. V6R 2H2. Phone
or fax (604)222-4104.
accom. in Pt. Grey area. Minutesto
UBC. On main bus routes. Close to
shops and restaurants. Inc, TV, tea
and coffee making, private phone/
fridge. Weekly rates available. Tel:
222-3461. Fax:222-9279.
Five suites available for
academic visitors to UBC only.
Guests dine with residents and
enjoy college life. Daily rate $50,
plus $13/day for meals Sun.-Thurs.
Call 822-8660 for more
information and availability.
daily, weekly or monthly rate until
mid-June. Very reasonable rates,
comfortable queen beds, quiet,
kitchen and laundry facilities. 5
blocks from UBC. Very close to bus.
Call Douglas at 222-8073.
6th. Heritage House, antiques,
wood floors, original stained glass.
Ten minutes UBC and downtown.
Two blocks from restaurants,
buses. Scrumptious full breakfasts.
Entertaining cats. Views. Phones
in rooms. Call (604)739-9002.
APARTMENT close to UBC, with
patio and one affectionate cat.
Fully furnished and equipped.
Available from mid-June for two
months, possibly longer. $800/
month. Please call 228-8825.
FURNISHED apartments. One
located central Paris and one
25km south of Paris. Also one
modern fully-furnished house,
Provence, overlooking Rhone, in
vineyard. Weekly or monthly rates
available. Call 738-1876.
level bsmt. suite, near UBC and
bus. Suit 1 person. Private
entrance. 6 appliances, N/Pets,
N/S. $888 per month incl. util.
Avail. July 1.224-9319.	
2800 block West 18th Ave.,
Vancouver. Deck and garden.
Avail. April 1 to Nov 1,1997. $950/
mo incl. utilities. Call Andrew or
Alison at 228-8010.
furnished 1 bedroom suite
occupying top floor of house.
Garden access. Telephone,
cable, utilities incl. Renting for
$700/month. Minimum lease 6
months. Call 733-3375.
Daily, weekly rate. Very
reasonable rates. Comfortable
Queen bed, TV, VCR in beautiful
room with view ofthe ocean. Very
close to UBC at 16th and Dunbar.
Phone (604)730-8305.
Housing Wanted
housesitting. Early May to August
or later. Kitsilano or Point Grey.
David Heinimann, North West
College (250)624-6054 ext 5729
office; (250)627-8218 home.
FOR CONDO to be finished seek
to sublet or house-sit from May 1 -
August 31. Great with yards.
Flexible with dates. Call 730-9459
Canmore, Alberta for house near
UBC. July 1997 to July 1998. Ski,
hike, climb in Rocky Mountains.
55 minutes to University of
Calgary. Call (403)762-1422.
need independent assistance in
selecting the most appropriate
UBC Faculty pension or
retirement options call Don
Proteau, RFP or Doug Hodgins,
RFP at 687-7526 for more
information. Independent
financial advice for faculty
members since 1982.
Point Grey, specialising in home
repairs and installations. Twenty
years experience. Can fix
anything (almost). Reasonable.
References. Free estimates. Call
Brian 733-3171.
Canadian Global TESOL Training
Institute offers in Vancouver a one
week (June 18-22) eve/wkend
intensive course to certify you as
a Teacher of English (TESOL). 1000s
of overseas jobs avail. NOW. Free
info pack (403)438-5704.	
transactions. Mortgages. Wills.
Powers of attorney. All notarial
services. Call Jim McFeely at 221 -
8848,4th and Alma, in Insurance
Ed Jackson. 224-3540.
Next ad deadline:
noon Monday, March 24
Centrally located facilities available
for educational, business and social functions
from 10-200 people
2750 Heather St, Vancouver, B C   V5Z 4M2
Telephone (604) 875-5522    Fax (604) 875-5528
E-mail: msac@unixg.ubc.ca
Let Yourself Be Transformed
20% off hairstyling
Gerard does not cut your hair right away. First he looks at the shape of your
face. He wants to know what you want, the time you want to spend on your
hair, your lifestyle. Once your desires are communicated, Gerard's design
creativity flourishes into action to leave you feeling great by looking your
very best. Gerard uses natural products to leave your hair soft and free of
chemicals. He also specializes in men and women's hair loss using
Edonil from Paris, France, and is the only one in North America using this
technique. Gerard was trained in Paris and worked for Nexus as a platform
artist. Gerard invites you to his recently opened salon in Kitsilano.
3432 W. Broadway   732-4240 UBC Reports • March 20, 1997 7
Selection of the
Director of the
Disability Resources Centre
Open Forums
The campus community is invited to attend Open Forums
with candidates for the Director of the Disability Resources
Centre. Each candidate will make a 15-minute presentation
on a topic of his or her choice. This will be followed by an
open discussion. Those attending will be asked to provide
written feedback to the advisory committee. All forums are
from 12:00-12:45 p.m. in Room 0017, Brock Hall.
April 14 Dr. Peter Colebrook
April 16 Mr. John Lane
April 17 Ms. Janet Mee
April 18 Dr. James Leonard
Other input: Individuals or groups may ask to meet with
the candidates. Please forward your request to Richard
Spencer (822-3265 or richard.spencer@ubc.ca)
Course Sponsorship
Course Sponsorship
Friends ofthe School of Architecture
Donors 1995 and 1996
The Friends of the School of Architecture would like to thank the following for their
generous donation to the School:
Advanced Glazing Systems
Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang Barristers
Arnold Nemetz and Associates Ltd.
Artec Skylights
B&B Scale Models
Ballard Family Foundation
B.C Hydro Powersmart
Benlen Engineering Ltd.
Cambridge Shopping Centres
CY. Loh and Associates
Christopher Foundation
Concord Pacific
Coopers and Lybrand
DW Thomson Consultants Ltd.
The Encon Group
Fast and Epp Partners
Gallagher Brothers Contractors Ltd.
Garibaldi Glass and Aluminum
Glasstech Contracting
Graham Harmsworth Lai and Associates
Richard Henriquez
Henriquez Partners / IBI Group; Architects in joint Venture
Inland Glass and Aluminum Ltd.
Intertech Construction Ltd.
Jardine Rolfe Ltd.
Ladner Downs Barristers
Larkspur Foundation
Locke MacKinnon Domingo Gibson
Penreal Advisors Ltd.
R. Freundlich Associates Ltd.
Reid Crowther and Partners
Rheinzink Canada Ltd.
Salt Lick Projects Ltd.
Scott Construction
Singleton Urquhart Scott Barristers
Sterling Cooper and Associates
Team Glass Co. Ltd.
Toby Russell Family &
Toby Russell Buckwell and Partners
T.R. Trades Reproduction Ltd.
Weber and Associates Architectural Consultants Ltd.
Weiler Smith Bowers Consultants
Yolles Consulting Engineering
Lecture in honor of Charles Bentall
Visiting Lecturer sponsorship
Lecture in honour of Ray Toby
Join us
Women of Colour Mentoring
Group: Speaking from experience
Yvonne Brown, Faculty of
Education: Racism as an Object of
Scholarly Inquiry
Faculty Response Panel
Dr. Daniel Birch, VP Academic
Dr. Sharon Kahn, Assoc. VP, Equity
Janice Robinson, Housing
1:30pm Poetry and Theatre
2:00pm Video: Ngugi Wa Thiongo
Displays all day from multicultural
societies and of anti-racism poetry
Student Union Bldg., rms 214, 216
Presented by the UBC Committee
for a Culturally Inclusive Campus
For information call: 822-6353
Give Someone
a Second Chance.
Please give generously.
THE Kidney Foundation
Final Fling
Charles Ker photo
Chan Lee (right), and Brendan Wong from Maple Ridge
Secondary School prepare to launch a projectile with
their homemade catapult. The two budding physicists
were among 250 Grade 12 students from across the
province who took part in UBC's 20th annual Physics
Olympics. The event was co-sponsored by the Dept. of
Physics and Astronomy and the Faculty of Education's
Dept. of Curriculum Studies.
Drug holds promise for
steady heartbeat: study
A study co-headed by UBC's
dean of medicine. Dr. John Caims,
is offering new hope for people who
suffer lromabnormalheart rhythms
(arrhythmias) in the years following a heart attack.
Published in the March 8 edition ofthe British medical journal
The Lancet, the study demonstrates
the safety and effectiveness of the
antiarrhythmic drug amiodarone.
The results are good news for
the 50,000 Canadians who survive
heart attacks each year. Up to 20
per cent of these survivors develop
ventricular arrhythmias and will
be three to four times more likely to
die in the following two years than
heart attack survivors who do not
develop arrhythmias.
Arrhythmias are one of the
most commmon causes of cardiovascular disease-related death
in Western society and are one of
medicine's most difficult and dangerous conditions to treat.
The Canadian Amiodarone
Infraction Arrhythmia Trial
(CAMIAT) showed that
amiodarone reduces the occurrence of fatal or near-fatal
arrhythmias by nearly 50 per
cent in the two-year period following a heart attack.
'The CAMIAT study provides
us with very good evidence that
amiodarone reduces fatal or near-
fatal arrhythmias in this popula-
Organ Donors Save Lives
Please Discuss Your Decision with
your Family
Report to the Community
Thanks to the generosity of British Columbians and the hard work and
dedication of those involved in organ donation and transplantation 1996
was a record year with more people receiving organ transplants than ever before. Last year 193 people received life-saving or life-enhancing transplants - an additional 16 persons than received transplants in 1995.
Despite this encouraging news, more than 330 British Columbians are on
waiting lists due to a shortage of organs for transplant. The waiting times vary
from several months to several years and tragically some of these people will
die waiting.
Approximately one of every three organs that could be available for transplantation are lost because family members do not know the wishes of their loved
one and must struggle with this difficult decision. Please ensure that your
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tion of heart attack survivors,"
said Cairns, a cardiologist who
headed the project with former
colleagues at McMaster University. "Of particular importance,
the CAMIAT study reassures cardiologists that amiodarone is considered safe in appropriately selected patients."
Amiodarone is the first
antiarrhythmic drug to demonstrate overall protection from
fatal or near-fatal arrhythmias.
Previous studies were terminated prematurely when it was
discovered that the drugs used
actually increased the risk of
death in heart attack survivors.
"Probably one ofthe greatest
uncertainties in current clinical
practice is the role of drug
therapy in the management of
serious cardiac arrhythmias.
The results of the CAMIAT and
EMIAT (a parallel European
study) are very exciting and
should make a difference in the
way we manage those persons
who have survived heart attacks
and are experiencing ventricular arrhythmias," Cairns said.
The study was designed as a
randomized, placebo-controlled
clinical trial among heart attack
survivors. The drug was tested
on 1,202 patients in 36 hospitals across Canada.
The patients were given either a
placebo or amiodarone in a reducing dosage over the period, and
most were followed for two years.
As well as Cairns, the other
principal investigators were
McMaster University professors
Dr. Stuart Connolly, Michael
Gent and Robin Roberts.
Before joining UBC, Cairns
was a member of the Dept. of
Medicine at McMaster for 21
years. His research interests
include unstable angina and
acute myocardial infarction. 8 UBC Reports • March 20, 1997
Volleyball team
nabs CIAU silver
by Don Wells
Thunderbird Athletics
Ifyou asked TSN Award winner Jeanette Guichon if she would
trade her $3000 bursary for a
CIAU gold medal, the answer
would probably be yes. The
fourth-year Family and Nutritional Sciences student was honoured with the award, recognizing the best combination of athleticism, academics and community service, March 5 at Edmonton's Hotel MacDonald on the eve
of the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU) Women's Volleyball Championships.
Teammate Jenny
Rauh, a fifth-year Education student, was
named a First Team All
Canadian at the same soiree. If
given the choice, she too would
have preferred a CIAU Championship in her final match as a
UBC Thunderbird.
Ranked number two in the
CIAU Top Ten going into the
national final tournament behind the two-time defending
champion Alberta Pandas, the
T-Birds steamrolled McGill and
Laval to qualify for the championship match against a familiar
foe. Host Alberta made short
work of opponents Manitoba and
Saint Mary's, setting the stage
for the finale that TSN producers were hoping for — Canada
West conference rivals UBC and
Alberta, quite simply the two
best teams in the country.
Playing before a national television audience and a sold-out record
crowd of 2,561, the teams split the
first four sets. More importantly,
UBC stunned the partisan crowd
with a 15-1 drubbing in the fourth
to force a fifth and deciding game.
Buoyed by ear-splitting fan support, and led by Czech-born CIAU
Player ofthe Year Mirka Pribylova,
Alberta narrowly edged theT-Birds
15-12 to take their third consecutive CIAU crown.
The disappointment of UBC
coach Doug Reimer's charges was
fully evident. Tears streamed down
the faces of most players, particularly the graduating seniors of a
team that Edmonton sportswriters
predicted was the only
one in the nation capable
of dethroning Alberta.
Most didn't even notice
the standing ovation conceded by the crowd. It
wouldn't occur to them
until much later that they
had earned the respect of every
single witness, most of whom were
almost certain only minutes earlier
that UBC would emerge as CIAU
After a day or two of reflection, Reimer reiterated what
most already knew. Alberta was
the best team in the country,
but their bid for a perfect regular-season schedule had been
spoiled when UBC handed them
their only defeat Feb. 8 in Edmonton. Those same T-Birds
went on to within a hair's
breadth of repeating the same
feat in the big event.
Sitting back in his office last
week at War Memorial Gymnasium, Reimer let a smile cross
his face and wished all his players would eventually feel the
same way. "This may sound
strange," he said, "but second
place never felt so good."
Richard Lam photo
Showing the teamwork that brought them to the brink of stealing the CIAU final from
defending champions Alberta Pandas are UBC's Sarah Maxwell, (#14), Jenny Rauh (#11) and
Tanya Pickerell.
March 21 events aim to
help end racism
UBC will mark the International Day to Eliminate Racial
Discrimination, March 21, with
events that include panel discussions, speakers, and theatre.
"The day provides an excellent
opportunity for students, faculty
and administration to share ideas
about their roles and responsibilities in eUminating racial discrimination through culturally inclusive education and to critically
examine UBC's success at establishing a culturally inclusive campus," said Adrienne Chan, amem-
ber of the Committee for ACultur-
ally Inclusive Campus which is
organizing the day's events.
Beginning at 11 a.m., students from the Women of Colour Mentoring Program will
share their experiences in the
educational process at UBC.
At noon, keynote speaker Yvonne
Brown of the Teacher Education
Office will speak on Racism as an
Object of Scholarly Inquiry. A panel
that includes Dan Birch, vice-president, Academic, Sharon Kahn, associate vice-president, Equity, and
Janice Robinson, assistant director, Residence Life, Housing and
Conferences, will respond. Discussion will follow.
A prize-winning play dealing
with issues of racism will be performed at 1:30 p.m.
The play, presentations, panel
session and speech will take place
in rooms 214 and 216 of the
Student Union Building.
Educational displays, including prize-winning art and
poetry, will be in the south end
of the SUB concourse all day.
For more information, call
Adrienne Chan at the Equity
Office, 822-6353.
UBCs Individual Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program (IISGP) and Green College are pleased to host
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, March 26, 1997
Green College
6201 Cecil Green Park Road
The University of British Columbia
Papers, Panels, Performances, Posters, and Public debate
exploring the question: Is interdisciplinarity a new form of hybndity or simply more hype?
The symposium is free and open to everyone
9:00- 9:15 Welcome & Opening Remarks: Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe, Chair, UBC's Individual Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
9:15-10:45 Old Texts & New Technology (Papers) Self in Past & Future    Images & Words (Panel)
The perception of the image world
Teaching inter-culture in Spanish language
Rhetorical rituals of passage: Genre acquisition as initiation into the medial community
• In search of the text •   Life review: A process
• Hyjerdisciplinarity!? Chasing the elusive link between model for individual
hypertextuality and interdisciplinarity development (Panel)
• Virtual reality, the cult of Narcissism and the disintegrating
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:00 Keynote Speaker: PAT DUFFY HUTCHEON  This noted sociologist, educator, interdisciplinary scholar, and author of Laving the
Cave: EvolutionaryHaturalism in SocialScientific Thought(\1%) will give a talk entitled:
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Social Scientific Research
Yl-%-\m Lunch break
1230 -IJO Of & About Performance m~3:0° Unlrwiiing Disciplinary (Posters)
• Thinking in interdisciplinary ways about dance
• Beyond the span of my limbs: Gesture, number
and infinity (Performance Piece)
130-3:00  Beyond Boundaries (Papers)
• Converging disciplines, diverting interests: Meanings of
responsibility in biotechnology research
• Galactic clouds, spacetime ripples and crawfish
• Legal methods: Hermeneutic positivism?
340-3:15 Coffee break
3:15-4:45  Territories & Boundaries (Papers)
• Dependence, independence and interdependence: Bridges
and chasms
• Death by a thousand cuts: Theun-makingofAinumoshiri
• Untaming / deterritorializing via interdisciplinarity
4:45- 540 Closing Remarks (TBA)
5.00 - 630 Reception
Role of early diet on cholesterol
Treatment of asthma in rural
and urban populations in Peru
Clogged emitters and hydraulic characteristics in microirrigation system
Factors influencing infant feeding
practices of mothers in Vancouver
I Sing the Body Eclectic (Panel)
• Case study of the health goals development process in BC
• Life satisfaction among people with traumatic quadriplegia
• The anorexic in the doctor, the doctor in the anorexic
Modelling Interdisciplinarity (Panel)
• Resolving double-blinds: Graduate participation in undergraduate interdisciplinarity
• International programs as a form of interdisciplinary learning
• Pedagogic responsibility dispersed: Engaging a model of interdisciplinarity
in the classroom
For more information, contact
IISGP Office, Green College, 6201 Cecil Green Park Road
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC  V6T IZI
All sessions take place at Cecil Green College.
Rooms will be noted in the final program and at entrances.
Phone: (604) 822-0954   Fax: (604) 822-8742
E-mail:   iisgp@mercury.ubc.ca.
Input sought for
governance study
Proposed terms of reference
for a study concerning governance of the Greater Vancouver
Regional District's Electoral Area
A, which includes UBC, are being referred to interest groups
for comment.
A review of Electoral Area A
governance issues is required
so that local government services can be effectively provided
to the growing residential population on the UBC campus. The
study will encompass all of
Electoral Area A's four main
areas: the UBC institutional
core; the remainder of the campus lands; the University Hill
community; and Pacific Spirit
Regional Park.
Terms of reference for the
study include the consideration
of the need, present condition
and  appropriate present and
future arrangements for local
services, including physical
services such as water, sewer,
and garbage recycling; protective services such as police and
fire; community services such
as local parks, recreation, library and cultural services; and
planning and administration.
The study will exclude any
examination of primary and secondary education, health, and
UBC as an institution under the
Universities Act.
A consultation program will
provide opportunities for input
at various stages of the governance study.
The GVRD is seeking comment by April 3. Copies of the
proposed terms of reference can
be obtained from the GVRD's
Electoral Areas Administration
Office at 432-6340.
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