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Stephen Forgacs photo
Lawn Dancing
First-year Arts student Stacey S. gets caught up in spring weather and
the Celtic sounds of the Paperboys (background), a band hired by UBC
Waste Management to cap a recent week-long Spring Festival. The
festival included dumpster painting and a campus cleanup which saw
President Martha Piper join members of the university's Board of
Governors to pick up garbage on campus.
Foundation millions
go to health research
UBC medical researchers have been
granted more than $3 million of the total
S3.7 million awarded recently by the B.C.
Health Research Foundation (BCHRF).
The awards, most in the form of operating grants, support the work of 128 UBC
researchers involved in 77 projects in the
areas of population health, health services
and clinical care and biomedicine.
"We're very pleased with the success of
UBC researchers in the recent BCHRF
competition," says Bernard Bressler, vice-
president. Research.
'This funding encourages both new
and established investigators to develop
innovative, community-based health re
search projects."
Awards range in value from $14,000
for equipment to help study bone density
in children to almost S75.000 to continue
investigation of post-traumatic stress disorder following motor vehicle accidents.
Other projects funded include studies
of anorexia nervosa and pathological obsessions.
Many proj ects partner investigators from
UBC with their counterparts in the B.C.
Cancer Agency and Vancouver Hospital
and Health Sciences Centre.
Simon Fraser University received funding for eight projects. The University of
Victoria received funding for nine.
UBC reviews Pacific
Games proposal
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
UBC is seeking input from the campus and its neighbors prior to making a
decision on whether or not it should join
the Lower Mainland community in offering a venue for the Pacific Games, which
would bring athletes from 43 countries
to Vancouver June 16-29, 2001.
"We think there are many advantages
to UBC's participation in these games.
We also know there are concerns," said
Maria Klawe, UBC vice-president, Student and Academic Services, at a UBC
public forum held March 30. "We want to
provide as many opportunities as possible for community input before we make
any recommendations to the Board of
Governors on the university's participation."
At the forum. Pacific Games General
Manager John Stothart and Klawe outlined the benefits — including $7-million
upgrades of Empire Pool and improvements to Thunderbird Stadium — and
challenges of the proposal. They heard
concerns from about 25 members of the
campus community regarding holding the
games during the same summer as the
Francophone games, corporate linkages
and human rights, and how the games
would promote environmental issues.
A community forum aimed at drawing
feedback from residents in the University Endowment Lands, Hampton Place,
West Point Grey and Dunbar will be
scheduled for mid- to late-April, while
consultation with UBC student, staff,
and faculty groups is ongoing.
The university administration has
committed to public consultation prior
to making a decision on major international events to ensure those with concerns have an opportunity to voice them
and become involved in the decisionmaking process.
See GAMES Page 2
Staff program
graduates first group
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
The first 21 UBC staff members to
complete certificates in the university's MOST staff training and development
program were recognized at a lunch in
the First Nations
Longhouse March 20.
"We are a team of
faculty, staff and students at UBC," President Martha Piper
said prior to awarding the certificates. "And when you
enhance your skill sets you can't help
but make the entire team stronger."
The MOST program was started by
the UBC Staff Development Plan and
was developed by a staff program com-
mittee in 1993 to provide UBC staff
with opportunities to develop and enhance their workplace skills and knowledge.
Maura Da Cruz, MOST program
training administrator, said roughly
2,700 people have
taken MOST courses.
Although the courses
are aimed primarily
at UBC staff, several
faculty members with
administrative responsibilities have
also participated to
improve their administrative or managerial skills. Da Cruz said.
Susanne Schmiesing,  administrator of graduate awards in the Faculty of
Graduate Studies, was among those
See MOST Page 2
Legal Wrangling
Offbeat: Law student Pete Smith pays
way by
the bad
Employed Education
Everybody gains when co-op students
to work
Heart Smart
Health researchers help heart patients get aggressive with their arteries
"separating healthy cells
from diseased ones"
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The games will bring 3,000 to
4,000 athletes to Vancouver to
compete in athletics, aquatics,
badminton, basketball, boxing,
gymnastics, judo, rowing, rugby,
skating, soccer, softball/base-
ball, table tennis, triathlon, and
volleyball. Other possible venues include BC Place, GM Place,
SFU, Swangard and Nat Bailey
The program comprises three
components including the
games, the Pacific Economic
Forum and Sport Exposition,
and the Pacific Cultural Festival
which will highlight the First
Nations as the host culture.
The number of foreign visitors to the games is projected at
15,000 including 10.000 from
overseas and 5,000 from the
U.S. Spectators at the games
could reach a total of 100,000,
organizers estimate.
Games organizers have requested exclusive use of the War
Memorial Gym, Empire Pool,
Thunderbird Stadium and other
fields, the Thunderbird Winter
Sports Centre, as well as a
number of classrooms, meeting
rooms, certain parking lots, the
Allan McGavin Sports Medicine
Centre and university residences.
The first Pacific Games were
held in Cali, Colombia, in 1995.
The second will take place in
Santiago, Chile, in 1999.
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who received a certificate at the
ceremony. Schmiesing, who
completed the Cecil Green Certificate Program (introduction to
leadership and management),
said she has been able to apply
much of what she learned in the
MOST courses to her work
thanks in part to the UBC-spe-
cific focus of the program.
"Given the complexity of today's workplace, and particularly at an organization like UBC,
the MOST program provides an
excellent opportunity for professional development as well as
unique exposure to job-related
issues and training," she said.
MOST consists of five certificate programs, each with five
components including workplace
culture and values, UBC specific, computer skills, job related,
and professional and personal
The certificate programs include Nitobe (workplace skills
and knowledge), Thunderbird
(project management), Cecil
Green (an introduction to leadership and management), Ida
Green (effective management and
leadership), and Pacific Spirit
(self-directed learning).
Individual courses cover topics ranging from UBC central
agencies to coaching and conflict resolution.
"One of the guiding principles of
the MOST program is continuous
improvement," said Da Cruz. "In
1995 we redefined the scope of
the five certificate programs to
make them more university and
job specific, and we're continuing
to adapt and revise elements of the
program as we determine where
the needs lie."
The MOST program committee, which is made up of a wide
representation of UBC staff members, oversees the program and
recommends changes as required.
Don Brooks' experiments have flown on four shuttle missions. Building on
previous findings, he and AnikoTakacs-Cox are using a separation chamber
to investigate how human cells separate in zero gravity. Results will be used
to improve techniques on Earth for separating healthy cells from diseased
ones. Potential applications include bone marrow transplantation for the
treatment of cancers such as leukemia and myeloma.
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Since last December, UBC faculty, staff, and students, as
well as members of the external community, have been
sending in their responses to the Vision contextual document which outlines some of the trends and challenges
facing the University as it plans for the 21 st century. Those
responses have in turn helped to shape the first draft of
the University's Vision Statement, an outline of the
direction UBC plans to take over the next decade.
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open forum with President Martha Piper to discuss the
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Gavin Wilson photo
Poetry in the classroom needn't be boring or difficult, says poet and
Education Assoc. Prof. Carl Leggo. In his book, Teaching to Wonder:
Responding to Poetry in the Secondary Classroom, Leggo gives teachers
tips and techniques for bringing poetry to life.
by staff writers
bu could say Pete Smith is a tough guy to pin down.
The UBC law student has a master's degree in criminology from
Cambridge University and a summer job lined up at a big downtown
But he's also chosen an unusual part-time job to pay his way through
school — he's a professional wrestler.
        "It was a childhood dream of mine, one
that I never outgrew," he says.
Smith fights under the name Randy Tyler,
an alias given him by a promoter five minutes before he stepped into the ring for the
first time at the age of 17.
At 6-2 and 215 pounds, he's on the small
side for wrestling, where 300-pound behemoths in tights stalk the ring, but Smith has
shaped a decade-long career with regular
matches in Vancouver and Portland and
occasional bouts in Japan.
When he enters the ring, fans taunt him
by chanting "Archie! Archie!" because they
think the redhead resembles comic strip
character Archie Andrews.
"I pretend to hate it," Smith shrugs. "My
job as the bad guy is to make sure that the
good guy gets cheered loudly."
Some of Smith's fellow law students think
his wrestling career is funny, others are
impressed, but all are intrigued, he says. And
of course he's always asked the inevitable
question, "Is it faked?"
"It's more like ballroom dancing than a staged performance," Smith
explains. "One guy leads, the other follows. The goal for both of them is to
have a good match that people enjoy.
"It's certainly not as brutal as we lead people to believe, but matches are
very competitive — that's what most people don't realize."
Isn't Smith afraid that the legal profession will look down its collective nose
at his exploits in the ring?
In fact, Smith thinks it has helped advance his career. Although he thought
long and hard before putting it on his resume, the response was positive.
"You'd be amazed at the interest it generated," he says.
Interviewers were as fascinated with wrestling as they were with his
academic credentials, and the second-year student came up with several
summer job offers.
Smith's fellow wrestlers, who have names like The Hammer, Moondog
Manson, Prince Aladdin, Loverboy and Vic Vicious, are just as mystified by
his academic life.
"I'm a total anomaly to them. They're pursuing their dream of making it big
and they don't know what to make of me. Some of them will give me a funny
look and say, 'What are you doing here?'"
But Smith enjoys the camaraderie of the ring and the cheers of the crowd
so he will continue to wrestle — at least as long as the demands of a law
career allow.
So until he's called to the bar. it will be no holds barred for Pete Smith.
Educator endeavors
to quell fear of poetry
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
"I wandered lonely as a cloud," the
high school teacher singsongs from the
front of the classroom. Students slouch
at their desks, eyes rolling back into
their heads.
Does teaching poetry have to be like
Not according to Carl Leggo, the poet
and associate professor of Language Education who aims to dispel such notions
with his latest book. Teaching to Wonder:
Responding to Poetry in the Secondary
In it, Leggo combines practical techniques and strategies with a theoretical
framework he hopes will make poetry
more accessible and exciting.
"Of all the genres in literature, teachers and students find poetry the least
interesting and the most difficult to come
to terms with," Leggo says.
"At least partly, this is because their
notion of what poetry is about is too limited. If you open up your definition, poetry
can become wonderfully inviting."
Students and teachers alike share
misconceptions about what poetry must
be, says Leggo, who taught high school
for nine years before joining UBC.
Typically, they think it must use
heightened language to talk about lofty
topics that are difficult to understand.
Usually, it's written by people who lived
long ago and far away. And of course, it
Leggo counters such assumptions with
examples of contemporary works that
encompass prose poems, concrete poems, found poems and poems that reflect the lives of all members of society,
especially women, who are often under-
represented in the teaching of poetry.
These poems include "A History Lesson," a powerful work by Jeannette
Armstrong that looks at Canadian history from a First Nations perspective.
"Some of the poems in this book are
not very polite — some are even angry —
but I think it's important to understand
that poetry is alive and vital in the world
today," he says.
Instead of trying to divine the author's
intent or the "meaning" of the poem,
Leggo invites readers to interpret the text
through the prism of their own emotions
and experience.
"When people actually read poetry
with passion and enthusiasm, they realize it's not some arcane text. It's all about
life, heart, story, music, how we live in
the world. Spend some time with it, hear
the music of it, revel in the images, and
something exciting and vital takes place."
Leggo's book also provides a summary of key literary theories — reader
response, semiotics, deconstruction and
cultural criticism — and links them to
classroom practice.
"I believe that teachers want theory as
well as practical ideas," he says. 'They
want a good sense of how to create
learning opportunities in their classrooms. They don't just want to be handed
a recipe card that says. This is what you
do Monday morning.'"
Teaching to Wonder is published by
UBC's Pacific Educational Press.
AMS, Transit partner to
bus bikes to campus
Twenty-one new low-floor articulated
buses scheduled to go into service this
September on the 99 B-Line route will
have an added feature, thanks to an
arrangement between BC Transit and
Each of the new buses will be equipped
with exterior bicycle racks that allow for
the transport of up to two bikes per bus.
The Alma Mater Society (AMS) will
contribute $10,000 from its Innovative
Projects Fund towards the cost of purchasing and installing the bike racks on
the buses.
The proposal for funding was initiated
by UBC's Trek Program, the mission of
which is to promote sustainable transportation alternatives at the university
and beyond.
The bike racks are attached to the
front of the buses. Cyclists are responsible for loading and unloading their bikes.
"As the largest bicycle destination and
second largest transit destination in the
Lower Mainland, linking the two modes
of transportation only makes sense," said
Vivian Hoffmann, AMS president. "Our
student society is proud to support this
initiative toward more sustainable transportation options."
The 99 B-Line is a limited-stop bus
service operating in the Broadway-
Lougheed corridor between UBC and
Lougheed Mall.
In addition to introducing bike-rack-
equipped low-floor buses to the route
this fall, BC Transit will further enhance
peak-period service on the 99 B-Line
and extend service into the evening.
Ridership on the B-Line exceeded
first-year projections by more than 15
per cent and continues to grow since the
service was introduced in September
Governance study
gets underway
A study has begun to define a governance structure for the area that includes
the UBC campus, the University Endowment Lands community and Pacific Spirit
Regional Park, the Greater Vancouver
Regional District has announced.
Residents and property owners of the
area known as Electoral Area A currently do not have a locally elected body
accountable for services and the taxes
they pay to a variety of service providers.
A governance committee has been
set up to look at current and future
arrangements for local services. The
committee will look at previously sug
gested governance options as well as
any other options that may emerge.
The public will have opportunities
for input at various stages of the study
The committee is chaired by GVRD
appointee and Richmond councillor
Corisande Percival Smith. Other members are Vancouver councillor Jennifer
Clarke, Electoral Area A director Erica
Crichton, UBC board member Harold
Kalke, University Endowment Lands
resident Ron Pears, campus resident
Dr. William Phillips and Hampton Place
resident Jim Taylor. 4 UBC Reports ■ April 2, 1998
April 5 through April 18
Sunday, Apr. 5
Museum Of Anthropology
Lecture Series
Hong Kong Neolithic And Its Relationship To The Rest Of China.
Guo Li, Anthropology and Sociology. MOA at 2pm. (In Cantonese). Call 822-5087.
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
La Finta Giardiniera By Mozart.
UBC Opera Ensemble; UBC Symphony Orchestra. Chan Centre
Chan Shun Concert Hall at 2pm.
Tickets $10. Tickets available
through Ticketmaster 280-3311.
Monday, Apr. 6
Institute Of Asian Research
The Role Of Non-Governmental
Organizations In Development:
Case Study Of An Apparently
Successful NGO In Beed District,
Maharashtra, India. Vinay
Gidwani. CK Choi conference
room from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-
Pacific Institute For The
Math Sciences Presentation
A Computational View Of Randomness. Prof. Avi Wigderson,
Hebrew U (Jerusalem). University Services Media Centre at
3:30pm. Call 822-6324.
Biochemistry And Molecular
Biology Discussion Group
SCF Ubiquitin-Protein Lipases:
Permutable Complexes For Cellular Regulation By The Ubiquitin
Pathway. Michael Tyers, Samuel
Lunenfeld Research Institute,
Mount Sinai Hospital. IRC #5 at
3:45pm. Refreshments at
3:30pm. Call Assoc. Prof.
Sadowski 822-4524.
Astronomy Seminar
Groups Of Galaxies As Probes Of
Cosmology And Galaxy Evolution. John Mulcahey, Carnegie
Institute. Hennings 318 at 4pm.
Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call
School Of Social Work Open
The Future Of Social Work Education In Canada. Prof. Graham
Riches. Social Work 124 from 4-
Green College Resident
Speaker Series
Dick And Jane Go To The Polls:
The Effects Of Gender On Voting.
Andrew Steele, Political Science.
Green College at 5:30pm. Call
Science And Society
The Tragicomical History Of
Measurement Of Continental
Drift. Mott Greene, U of Puget
Sound. Green College at 8pm.
Call 822-1878.
Tuesday, Apr. 7
Mathematics And Computer
Science Colloquium
Tight Trade-Offs Between Hardness And Randomness. Prof. Avi
Wigderson, 'Hebrew U (Jerusalem). CICSR/CS 208 from
11:30am-lpm. Refreshments at
11:25am.  Call 822-2666.
Microbiology And
Immunology Seminar Series
Diversity, Physiology And Bio-
technological Potential Of Aerobic Auoxygenic Photosynthetic
Bacteria. Vladimir Yurkov.
Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
Integrated Sciences Program
Design Your Own Course Of Study
- Let Your Interests Speak!
Wesbrook 100 from 2:30-4:30pm.
Web site: www.science.ubc.ca/
~isp; e-mail isp@unixg.ubc.ca.
Oceanography Seminar
The Effect Of Eelgrass On The
Macro And Meio Fauna Distributions On Roberts Bank. Terri Sutherland, Earth and Ocean Sciences.
BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm. Call
Metals And Materials
Treatment Of Copper-Gold Ores
WithArnmoniumThiosulfate. Ellen
Molleman, Frank Forward 317
from 3:30-4:30pm. Call 822-1918.
Irving K. Fox Lecture Series
Barriers And Bridges To
Sustainability In The Lower Fraser
Basin. Michael C. Healey. IRC #6 at
3:30pm. Call 822-1482:822-4705.
Centre For Applied Ethics
Places InThe Heart: Grief And Lasting Love. Tom Attig, author. Angus
413 from 4-6pm. Call 822-5139.
St. John's College Invited
Speaker Series
The Politics Of Redress In South
Africa. Kanya Adam. St. John's
College Social Lounge at 5:30pm.
Call 822-8788.
Integrated Sciences Program
Design Your Own Course Of Study
- Let Your Interests Speak! Vanier
Residence Shrum Lounge at 7pm.
Web site: www.science.ubc.ca/
~isp; e-mail isp@unixg.ubc.ca.
Museum Of Anthropology
Lecture Series
Hong Kong Neolithic And Its Relationship To The Rest Of China.
Guo Li, Anthropology and Sociology. MOA Theatre Gallery from
7:30-8:30pm. Call 822-5087.
Critical Issues In Global
Black Gold, White Heat - State
Violence, Community And Development. Michael Watts. Geography, UC (Berkeley). Green College
at 8pm. Call 822-1878.
Wednesday, Apr. 8
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
What's New In Osteoporosis. Dr.
John Wade. Vancouver Hosp/
HSC, Eye Care Centre Aud. at
7am. Call 875-4192.
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Research Seminar
Differential Promoter Usage In
hGnRHR Gene Expression. Sung
Keun Kang, RDS Program. BC
Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call
Evolution, Ecology And
Biodiversity Seminars
Nutrient Additions As A Restoration Method For Lakes Impacted
By Upstream Dams: Trophic Responses Of Zooplankton, Kokanee
Salmon And Rainbow Trout. Lisa
Thompson. FNSC 60 at 4:30pm.
Refreshments Hut B-8 at 4pm.
Call 822-3957.
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Lung Cancer In Women. Dr. Steve
Lam, Medicine. Vancouver Hosp/
HSC, doctors' residence, 3rd floor
conference room from 5-6pm. Call
First Nations Discussion
Counter-Insurgency Or Success?
Who Decides About First Nations
Artists' Strategies? Charlotte
Townsend-Gault. Green College at
5pm. Call 822-1878.
Integrated Sciences Program
Design Your Own Course Of Study -
Let Your Interests Speak! Totem Residence Commons Block at 6:30pm.
Web site: www.science.ubc.ca/~isp:
e-mail isp@unixg.ubc.ca.
Thursday, Apr. 9
Centre For Health Services
And Policy Research Seminar
Reproductive Technologies In
Canada: Where Are We Now? Prof.
Patricia Baird. IRC #414 from 12-
lpm. Call 822-4969.
Evolution, Ecology And
Biodiversity Seminars
The Genetics Of Speciation In Dro-
sophila: Recent Progress. Allen Orr,
U of Rochester. FNSC 60 at
12:30pm. Call 822-3957.
Botany Seminar
The Phylogeny Of Land Plants:
Sperm And Other Stories. David
Garbary, Biology, St. Francis
Xavier U. BioSciences 2361 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Genetics Graduate Program
Seminar Series
The Role Of The Basement Membrane Proteoglycan Perlecan/
UNC-52 In Muscle Development
In The Nematode Caenorhabditis
Elegans. Greg Mullen. Wesbrook
201 at 4pm. Refreshments. Call
School Of Social Work Open
The Future Of Social Work Education In Canada. Prof. Judith
Globerman, U of Toronto. Social
Work 200 from 4-6pm.
First Nations Discussion
TBA. John Borrows, Law; Director
First Nations Legal Studies. Green
College at 4:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Poetic Persuasions
TBA. Carole Langille, poet. Green
College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Community Lecture
Life, Landscape And Regeneration.
John Lyle, Director, Institute for
Regenerative Landscapes. Planetarium Pacific Space Centre at
7:30pm. Refreshments. Website:
Friday, Apr. 10
Health Care And
Epidemiology Rounds
No Rounds.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
No Rounds.
Saturday, Apr. 11
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
Duo Pekinel, Piano Duo. Guher
And Suher Pekinel, Turkish twins.
Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert
Hall at 8pm. Tickets $ 18-S28; $ 18
student/senior. Tickets available
through Ticketmaster 280-3311.
Sunday, Apr. 12
Green College Performing
Arts Group "
An Evening Of Bharata Natyam.
Indian Classical Dance with Jai
Govinda. Green College at 8:30pm.
Call 822-1878.
Monday, Apr. 13
Theatre At UBC
Three One Act Short Plays. Samuel
Beckett. Frederic Wood Theatre at
7:30pm.Tickets$5. Call 822-2678.
St. John's College Resident
Speaker Series
Regional Order In Modern Asia: A
Historical Overview. Yoichi
Nakano. St. John's College Social
Lounge at 8pm. Call 822-8788.
Tuesday, Apr. 14
Health And Medicine Lecture
Providing Antiretroviral Therapy
To Injection Drug Users. Robert
Hogg, Manager, BC Centre for
Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Green
College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.
Wednesday, Apr. 15
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Osteochondral Lesions Of The
Talus: Natural History And Treatment Implications. Dr. C. Shearer;
Dr. R.L. Loomer. Vancouver Hosp/
HSC, Eye Care Centre Aud. at
7am. Call 875-4192.
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Research Seminar
Fibronectin And Pregnancy In The
Human. Kelly Tai, RDS Program.
BC Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm.
Call 875-3108.
Evolution, Ecology And
Biodiversity Seminars
Evolution In ABottle. David Houle.
U of Toronto. FNSC 60 at 4:30pm.
Refreshments Hut B-8 at 4pm.
Call 822-3957.
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Exacerbations Of Asthma: What
Can Sputum Tell Us? Dr. Mark
Turner, Medicine. Vancouver
Hosp/HSC, doctors' residence, 3rd
floor conference room from 5-6pm.
Call 875-5653.
Governing Modern Societies
Hyperspace: A Political Ontology
Of The Global City. Warren
Magnusson, UVic. Green College
at 5pm. Reception Graham House
from 4:15-5pm. Call 822-1878.
History And Memory:
Repositioning The Past (With
Frankenstein's Body And Pleasures Of Aesthetics. Richard Etlin,
Architecture. U of Maryland. Green
College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Senate Meeting
Regular Meeting Of The Senate.
UBC's Academic Parliament.
Curtis 102 at 8pm. Call 822-
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
Angela Au, Piano Recital. Chan
Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at
8pm. Tickets $21; $12 student/
senior. Tickets available through
Ticketmaster 280-3311.
Thursday, Apr. 16
Invited Speaker Seminar
Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. Mary Beth Rosson,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
j CICSR/CS 208 from 4-5:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-0557.
Genetics Graduate Program
Seminar Series
Molecular Crop Improvement: Accelerating Introgression Of Genes
From A Wild Mustard (Sinapis
Alba) Into Canola (Brassica
Napus). Mei He. Wesbrook 201 at
4pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
Friday, Apr. 17
Health Care And
Epidemiology Rounds
Evaluation Of Acute Care Clinical Program. Dr. Charles Wright,
Director, Clinical Epidemiology
and Evaluation, Vancouver Hosp.
/HSC. Mather 253 from 9-10am.
Paid parking available in Lot B.
Call 822-2772.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Ethical Dilemmas In Multiple
Pregnancy. Dr. Elizabeth Bryan,
Medical Director, Multiple Birth
Foundation. GF Strong Aud. at
9am. Call 875-2307.
Psychiatry Lecture
The Art Of Child And Adolescent
Psychopharmacology. Dr. Stan
Kutcher, Dalhousie U. BC Children's Hosp. D-308 from
10:30am- 12noon. Call 822-2279.
Geography Colloquium
Environmental Change In The
South Pacific Islands: Human
And Non-Human Impacts.
Patrick Nunn, U of the South
Pacific. Geography 229 from 3:30-
5pm. Call 822-2663.
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
B.C. Boys Choir; Vancouver
Youth Symphony; Melbourne
Youth Symphony. Chan Centre
Chan Shun Concert Hall. Tickets
$16; $14 student/senior. Tickets available through
Ticketmaster 280-3311.
Saturday, Apr. 18
Continuing Studies
He Said - She Said: The Art Of
Communication Between The
Sexes. Jim Sellner, clinical counsellor. Women's Resources Centre from 10am-4pm. $75. Call
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deadline: April 6
The UBC Reports Calendar lists universfiy-telated or
university-sponsored events on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland.
Calendar items must be submitted on forms available
from the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310-6251 CecHGreem
Park Road, Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1. Phone: 822-3131.
Fax: 822-2684. An electronic form is available on the UBC
Reports Web page at http://www.publicaflfeurs.ubc.ca.
Please limit to 35 words. Submissions for the Calendar's
Notices section may be limited due to space.
Deadline jfor the April 16 issue of UBC Reports —
which covers the period April 19 to May 2 — is noon,
April 6. Calendar
UBC Reports ■ April 2, 1998 5
April 5 through April 18
Faculty, Staff and Grad Students
Volleyball Group. Every Monday
and Wednesday. Osborne Centre
Gym A from 12:30-1:30pm. No
fees. Drop-ins and regular
attendees welcome for friendly
competitive games. Call 822-4479
or e-mail kdcs@unixg.ubc.ca.
UBC Zen Society
Each Monday during term (except holidays) meditation session. Asian Centre Tea Gallery
from l:30-2:20pm. All welcome.
Call 228-8955.
Parents With Babies
Have you ever wondered how
babies learn to talk? Help us find
out! We are looking for parents
with babies between four to 21
months of age to participate in
language development studies.
If you are interested in bringing
your baby for a one-hour visit,
please call Dr. Janet Werker's
Infant Studies Centre, Psychology, 822-6408 (ask for Monika).
UBC Medical School
Needs male and female volunteer
patients of any age, either healthy
or ill to help students learn how to
interview and complete a physical examination (external only).
The total time for each teaching
session  is  between  two-four
hours, Tues-Thurs. p.m. Travel expenses will be paid. Call Vancouver
Hospital/HSC 875-5943.
Studies in Hearing and
Senior (65 years or older) volunteers needed. If your first language
is English and your hearing is
relatively good, we need your participation in studies examining
hearing and communication abilities. All studies take place at UBC.
Hearing screened. Honorarium
paid. Please call the Hearing Lab,
Parents With Toddlers
Did you know your child is a word-
learning expert? Help us learn how
children come to be so skilled at
learning new words! We are looking
for children (two-four years old)
and their parent(s) to participate in
language studies. If you are interested in bringing your child for a
45-minute visit please call Dr.
Geoffrey Hall's Language Development Centre, Psychology. 822-9294
(ask for Kelley).
Art Exhibition
Recalling The Past: A Selection Of
Early Chinese Art From the Victor
Shaw Collection. MOA Dec 2-Aug
31/98,Wed-Sat 1 lam-5pm; Tues
llam-9pm.   Call 822-5087.
Research Study
Relationship Study. Heterosexual
men (25 years of age and older), in
relationships of greater than six
months needed for a UBC study of
relationships. Complete questionnaire at home, receive $10. Call
UBC Campus Tours
The School and College Liaison
Office offers guided walking tours
of the UBC campus most Friday
mornings. The 90-minute tours begin at 9:30am. Interested students
must pre-register at least one week
in advance. Call 822-4319.
UBC Botanical Garden Tours
The Nitobe Memorial Garden, Botanical Garden and Shop in the
Garden are open from 10am-6pm
daily to October 4. Tours of the
garden will be given by The Friends
of the Garden every Wednesday
and Saturday at 1 lam. Tours are
included in the price of admission
to the garden. Call 822-9666 (gardens) and 822-4529 (shop).
Testosterone Study
Volunteers Needed
Men aged 55-70 with low free testosterone are needed to test the
effects of an approved form of oral
testosterone (Andriol) on bone
mass, body composition and
sexual function. For more information or to sign up for this study
please contact Mary-Jo Lavery, RN
(Study Co-ordinator), 682-2344
ext. 2455.
UBC Birding
Join a one hour birding walk
around UBC campus every Thursday at 12:30pm. Meet at the Rose
Garden flagpole. Bring binoculars
if you have them. For details call
Jeremy Gordon 822-8966.
First Nations Print
Collection Exhibit
This exhibit showcases 22 works
by several well-known First Nations artists, including Mark
Henderson and Richard Hunt
(Kwakwaka'wakw), Vernon
Stephens (Gitksan), Roy Henry
Vickers (Tsimshian), and Robert
Davidson (Haida). MOA to Apr.
12. Call 822-5087.
UBC Community Sports
UBC Community Sports Services
offers gymnastics for all ages, adult
ballet and a spring break camp. A
unique experience is provided for
the development of participants of
all ages. Call 822-3688 or e-mail
First Nations Students
Planning To Graduate In
If you are a First Nations student
and plan to graduate in May '98,
you may want to participate in the
Longhouse celebrations. Please
contact Verena at 822-8941.
Parents With Young Adults
Today it is much more common for
young people to return home to
live with their parents for many
reasons. As part of a research
study, mothers and fathers with
20-30 year olds who have returned
home are invited to participate in
parent/adult-child conversations
about their experiences. Three
chances to win $ 100. Call Michele
Paseluikho, Counselling Psychology 822-5259 or 269-9986.
Vegetarian Women
Vegetarian women between the
ages of 19-50 required for a study
examining nutrition attitudes
and practices. Involves questionnaire and interview. Will receive
a gift certificate for the Bread
Garden or Starbucks. Call Terri
Annual Nursing Alumni
Alternative Medicine: Bringing
Science And Art Back To Nursing. Gina Dingwellat, speaker.
Cecil Green Park House. Reception 6pm; dinner and nursing
alumni awards at 6:45pm. Tickets $38. Rides available. Call
Cathy 822-7468.
UBC Architecture Gallery
And Studio Opening
The first exhibition arising from
research within the School of Architecture will take place April
16-May 9. It provides a full survey
of the work of local architects.
Busby & Associates entitled, "Access to Architecture: Intentions
and Product." For more information on future exhibitions or membership in Friends of the School of
Architecture visit the Web site:
www.architecture.ubc.ca or call
New Age Forestry?
by Clark S. Binkley
Clark Binkley is dean of the Faculty
of Forestry and specializes in forest
economics. This article first appeared in
Branch Lines, the faculty's neivsletter.
A recent book edited by Kathryn
Kohm and Jerry Franklin. Creating a
Forestry for tlie 21st Century, called
for "changing the focus of forest
management from quantity to quality.
from industrial-type production to the
provision of goods and services. This
paradigm shift is not unique to
forestry. It is part of a much broader
move from the industrial age to the
information age."
Foresters in B.C. and elsewhere no
doubt hear suggestions that, in this
new age, silicon chips soon will replace
wood chips, leaving little need for
structural wood products. Such claims
bear careful scrutiny. Just what does
the "information age" mean for forestry?
It is fruitful to begin with what it
does not mean. The World Resources
Institute — hardly a sycophant for the
forest industry — estimates that world
demand for wood is increasing at a
rate of 75 million cubic metres per
year. In comparison, the current
allowable annual cut in B.C. is about
70 million cubic metres. Due to
population growth and increased
income, each and every year the world
consumes an additional amount of
wood equivalent to finding a new B.C.!
Apparently the prosaic problems of
timber supply will remain important well
into the next millennium. Just who do
—Dean Clark Binkley
the information-agers imagine will attend
to these problems if not foresters?
Of course, while timber supply will
remain an important issue, the non-
market service of forests are simultaneously becoming more important. A
recent article by Robert Constanza and
argues that the wmmmmmm■"■^^^^
value of ecosystem sendees
from the world's
forests equals
$969 per hectare
per year.
estimates I have
recently compiled
for the U.S.
suggest that their
forest-based recreation is worth about as
much as their industrial timber production, and that the role forests play in
removing carbon dioxide and important
greenhouse gases from the atmosphere is
worth about a third as much.
Here is where the information-age
paradigm has currency for forestry:
how do we "produce" more of all of
these forest outputs from a more-or-
less fixed forest land base? Doing so
will surely require far greater knowledge and greater reliance on science
and technology than has been the case
in the past.
The need extends from advanced
satellite-based remote sensing to the
biotechnology of forest trees: from more
sophisticated ecosystem science (especially large-scale experimentation) to the
technologies that allow more efficient
'...extensive public
ownership of forest land
implies a special responsibility for publicly funded
forestry research... "
use of wood (e.g. new approaches to
wood building design and construction,
robotics in value-added processing).
Such a technology-based approach
is consistent with leading thinking
about human relations with the
environment. In a recent article in
Science, four
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analysed human
impact on the
Earth's ecosystems found that
we have transformed between
one-third and
one-half the
Earth's land
surface, and
have had a major
impact on key
carbon, nitrogen and water cycles.
They conclude, "Humanity's dominance
of earth means that we cannot escape
responsibility for managing the planet."
This responsibility requires, they
argue, using resources more efficiently
and understanding better both the
natural and social scientific aspects of
ecosystems. These are sensible prescriptions for forestry as well.
Our capacity to substitute information-age knowledge for natural resources depends on the investments we
make in producing and adapting new
knowledge. Canada's current performance in this respect has. with one
notable exception, been poor.
A recent study found that R&D —
public and private — in the Canadian
forest sector was generally low and
declining. (In 1994, one U.S. firm.
International Paper Company, spent
more on R&D than did the entire
Canadian industry.) The only bright
spot in this otherwise bleak landscape
has been the research program of
Forest Renewal B.C. (FRBC).
Originally targeted at between 10
and 15 per cent of their total expenditures, last year FRBC spent about $40
million on R&D activities ranging from
environmental protection to growing
trees to value-added forest products.
Maintaining this program — and
expanding it to its intended size — is
critical to our future. But even with
FRBC's current research program, total
forest sector R&D in B.C. still falls far
short of the standard in other advanced
forested countries such as Sweden, the
U.S. or Japan. And extensive public
ownership of forest land in B.C. implies a
special responsibility for publickj funded
forestry research far greater than in these
other jurisdictions.
The information age is creating
amazing new technologies and
understanding. This revolution does
not imply that material demands on
the world's forests will diminish, but
rather that foresters have powerful
new tools to meet those demands
while responding affirmatively to the
increasingly valuable ecosystem
services of our forests.
Effective adaptation of these
information-age tools to forest conservation, management products and
production processes comprises a
major challenge to forest stewardship
now and in the 21st century. 6 UBC Reports ■ April 2, 1998
Students get working education
How it works
The benefits are attractive, but
co-op work terms aren't easy. Many
students have little experience with
the world of work and there's competition for placements in many programs.
That's why.-students who want to
be eligible for co-op programs must
complete between eight and lSwork-
shops on topics such as employment law, workplace expectations,
and interview, resume andjob search
"Preparing for a co-op term is
difficult," cautions Kelly Meechan,
co-op co-ordinator for Applied Science. "It's like adding a full-time
course to an already full course load.
Typically, students interview with
employers during midterms and finals. They've got to prepare for work
as well as handling the reality of
Depending on their program of
study, co-op students complete four
to five work terms lasting three or
four months each. Two consecutive
terms may be completed with a single employer.
Not all students are able to move
away from the Lower Mainland, but
where competition for placements is
stiff, a willingness to relocate greatly
increases a student's chances of getting one. Almost one in three Applied Science placements, and one
In five Science placements, are outside B.C.
Challenges on the job site, though
rare, are handled by the co-op supervisor. UBC is one of only a handful of post-secondary institutions
where every placement is overseen
by a faculty member.
Co-op programs grow by leaps
and bounds in arts and sciences
There's a buzz about co-op programs
on campus.
Students are clamoring after the valuable skills and experience to be gained
from work terms that bridge the academic world and the world of work.
"It's important that our students have
the opportunity of applying university
learning and experiences in a work environment," says Barry McBride, vice-president. Academic.
"Students come back from the work
experience with a greater appreciation for
their academic studies, a clearer understanding of the careers they will pursue
and greater confidence in their ability to
function effectively in the workplace." he
In 1992/93. 330 UBC students completed co-op work placements. This year.
1,100 students will take part. Co-op organizers say that's just the tip of the
iceberg — the number could double, and
possibly triple, within two years.
While professional programs like education, medicine and dentistry have long
incorporated on-the-job training, for undergraduates the option of completing
paid, full-time work terms has traditionally been available only in the faculties of
Applied Science and Science.
All that is changing. The faculties of Arts,
Commerce and Business Administration.
and Forestry have begun offering co-op placements, and the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences is looking at new ways of providing
students with work experience.
An English Dept. pilot project is in the
vanguard of a plan to make co-op programs available to all Arts students. Co-
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Third-year Chemistry co-op student Eugene Johnson tests chemical samples
in the lab at Ballard Power Systems. Unlike academic labs, Johnson says
industry labs want to know first of all if something works, and they worry
later about how it works. Co-op placements have helped him clarify career
goals by giving him a sense of what's going on in industry.
ordinator Julie Walchli hopes to place 20
to 30 students in work terms this summer.
"The employers I've spoken to want
these English students. They'll be involved with corporate communications,
producing reports, marketing—the list
goes on and on."
Elaine Wang is a third-year English
studenl hoping to land one of those placements.
"Reading Shakespeare and Chaucer
doesn't by itself qualify us to do anything.
But our research skills, writing, reading
and presentation skills are broadly applicable in the outside world." she says.
New co-op programs in the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration
are also growing quickly.
In the next few years, organizers predict students in Arts and Commerce will
have as many co-op opportunities as
Applied Science and Science students.
At 750 placements this year, the Faculty of Applied Science has the second
largest engineering co-op program in
The push for more co-op programs
comes mostly from students, says Javed
Iqbal. director of Science co-op programs,
even though work placements add a full
year to a four-year program.
"Recently, biochemistry students saw
that microbiology and chemistry students
were benefiting from co-op programs,
and they said, 'why not us?'"
While  interest  in  co-op  is booming.
funding new programs is a challenge for
Provincial funding from the Co-operative Education Fund of B.C. is approved
only once  the framework for the new
'The employers I've spoken
to want these English
— Julie Walchli
program is in place, and employment
placement opportunities have been demonstrated. The initial costs of staff and
faculty time, student workshops and
employer recruitment must come from
the university, the individual faculty, or
from outside funding agencies.
Once a program is approved, the
amount of provincial funding is based on
the number of work placements in the
previous year. The number of new students added to a program is determined
by how far that funding can be stretched.
"Because of the demand, I wish we
could start new programs in the Faculty
of Science even faster," says Iqbal, whose
Science programs will place about 400
students this year. "But the tremendous
overall rate of growth we are experiencing
with co-op at UBC proves we're on the
right track."
"It's important that our students have the opportunity of
applying university learning and experiences in a work
Barry McBride, vice-president, Academic
Sean Kelly photo
Co-ordinator Julie Walchli tackles the task of getting the first English Dept.
co-op program off the ground. Before they can apply for funding from the
provincial government, new co-op programs must have both their framework
and employers in place. Student demand for new programs outstrips
supply. UBC Reports ■ April 2, 1998 7
Businesses get hard-working minds
Sean Kelly photo
Fourth-year Electrical Engineering student Jenny Koo sketches out software requirements in her office at
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates. For eight months, she'll work with a team of people designing a remote
manipulator system for a planned international space station. Koo says this kind of experience would be hard to
attain without co-op placements.
Student engineer makes plans
for space station and her future
For Jenny Koo. the most stressful part
of her co-op work term is the commute
from West Vancouver to the spacious
Richmond headquarters of systems engineers MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA).
Koo is an electrical engineering student working on software for a remote
manipulator system that will be Canada's contribution to a planned international space station.
Once she pulls into MDA's parking lot,
things are a lot more relaxed — especially
now that she can find her way to her
"I've been here since early January
and I still can't find my way around the
rest of this building." she admits.
Koo's previous co-op experience includes two placements with a management information systems company and
one with a maker of remote-controlled
"I love starting new work terms. It's a
break from the routine of school — you
go to a different environment with new
people to meet and new things to learn.
It's exciting."
In the space and defence section of
MDA, where Koo will work for eight
months, dress is casual and empty pop
cans adorn computer workstations.
"I try to look for work terms where the
environment is casual and not uptight
and bureaucratic. At MDA the work is
serious, and we all take it seriously, but
we have fun at the same time."
Seated in front of her computer. Koo
seems at ease with her specialized task.
"Right now. I'm working on validation
and integration for the whole system.
After I've written specifications for procedures, the integration team will proceed
to test the system."
Such challenging and interesting work
was beyond imagination when she started
studying at UBC.
"I had no idea of career goals. I only
knew I wanted to work in technology. My
co-op placements have helped me confirm that I want to do computer engineering, and when I graduate I'll have a range
of choices."
Choice has also been one of the payoffs
of the co-op program for fellow electrical
engineering student Sunny Gulati, who
graduates this May. He's already accepted
a permanent job offer from BC TEL after
turning down tempting offers from IBM
and Northern Telecom.
I had no idea of career
goals. I only knew I wanted
to work in technology."
—Jenny Koo
Gulati says co-op experience helped
him grow, and he remembers his second
co-op work term with a large Calgary oil
company as a turning point.
"I had never been away from my parents and my home before — not even for
a weekend. Suddenly I was dealing with
a new city, new people, and a real Canadian winter."
"In Calgary I developed more than just
technical skills. My self esteem increased,
and so did my public speaking and sales
skills. When I came back after four
months. I was a different Sunny. The
money is great, the experience is great,
but for me, personal development is a
crucial benefit of co-op."
Gulati looked for new challenges in
each placement. He worked for big companies, small companies, public institutions and corporations, and he always
took away great contacts and increased
knowledge about himself.
After each work term, Gulati went
back to school with renewed vigor, and
even though he worried less about marks,
they improved along with his time management skills.
"I could see where I was going, I could
see the future, and that made school
more interesting."
Seeing the future increases the chances
for career success, according to a review
of co-op funding completed in 1992 for
the Co-operative Education Fund, which
funds co-op programs throughout B.C.
The review shows co-op graduates find
employment sooner than their peers, have
greater job satisfaction and get promoted
more often.
"Finding a permanent job after graduation was so easy with all my experience
and references." says Gulati. "I'm a go-
getter to begin with, but I don't know how
I would have gotten where I am without
Employers say
co-ops wise
If payrolls are any indication, more
and more employers think co-op programs make good business sense. UBC's
1.100 co-op students together will earn
S9 million in wages this year.
Craig Louie of Burnaby-based Ballard
Power Systems, a world leader in fuel
cell power systems, appreciates the value
of co-op from both a personal and business perspective.
A former UBC co-op student himself,
Louie credits his three co-op work terms
with helping him land a job with Ballard
after he graduated with a bachelor's
degree in Engineering Physics in 1991.
Now a systems engineer and hiring
manager. Louie says half the recent
graduates hired by Ballard have co-op
experience from UBC or other institutions.
"Ballard prefers co-op students because they have varied experience and a
proven track record as well as practical
and useful skills," he says.
Ballard is confident of getting high
quality candidates from co-op programs,
and a four- or eight-month stay is a good
opportunity to evaluate possible future
employees, Louie says.
For a growing company facing new
challenges all the time, hiring fresh minds
who already know how the company
works is a real advantage, he adds.
B.C. snapshot
• Co-operative education was formally Introduced to B.C. in the
mid-1970s. Placements province-
wide doubled each year between
1980 and 1985, again between
1985 and 1988, and again between 1988 and 1991.
• The provincial government,
through the Co-operative Education Fund of B.C. Advisory Committee, now spends $3.6 million
annually on co-operative education.
• For every dollar spent by the province to fund co-op programs, employers spend an average of $16
on wages.
Sean Kelly photo
When he graduates in May, Electrical engineering co-op student Sunny
Gulati goes to work full time for BC TEL having turned down offers from both
IBM and Northern Telecom. 8 UBC Reports ■ April 2,1998
Stephen Forgacs photo
Fine Tuning
Second-year Mechanical Engineering student Matei
Ghelesel works on a Formula SAE race car in preparation
for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) race in
May. The car was designed and built from scratch for
last year's race and is being re-entered as an improved
model. More than 35 students from the faculties of
Applied Science, Commerce and Business
Administration and Arts are working on the SAE project.
Some engineering students may receive course credit
for design work while most undertake the project to
gain extracurricular experience in team work and
hands-on design. UBC participates annually in the
event, which takes place in Pontiac, Michigan this
year. The students rely heavily on the support of
sponsors for the project. The SAE team would be happy
to hear from potential sponsors at 822-2970.
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Star rusher, swimmer, three
teams, year's best athletes
Mark Nohra, the UBC
Thunderbird football star whose
incredible season of rushing culminated in the team's Vanier Cup
victory, and Olympic swimmer
Sarah Evanetz. who won 20 Canadian university championship
gold medals in four years, received UBC's top athletic awards
at the 77th Annual Big Block
Awards Banquet March 25.
The football team, and men's
and women's swim teams shared
the du Vivier Team of the Year
Nohra, who last year won the
Hec Crighton Award as Canada's
most outstanding university football player, broke UBC and
Canada West division records as
the 'Birds charged to their first
Vanier Cup victory in more than
a decade. He received the Bobby
Gaul Memorial Trophy, awarded
to the graduating male athlete
who displays outstanding leadership and sportsmanship.
Evanetz, a national team
member who competed in the
1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, won the Marilyn Pomfret
Trophy. The trophy is awarded
annually to a female athlete who
has distinguished herself in university, national or international
competition, exhibited the highest ideals of fair play and who,
according to her peers, has contributed significantly to her team.
Evanetz recently won five gold
medals and one silver at the
Canadian  Interuniversity Ath-
letic Union (CIAU) championships. As team captain she led
the women to their fourth national championship in five
The three teams that share
the du Vivier Team of the Year
Award each earned top spot
among Canadian universities,
bringing the university its 38th,
39th and 40th CIAU championship titles. The men's and women's swim teams, coached by
Tom Johnson, both won CIAU
championships this year with
decisive point leads over their
competitors. UBC swimmers
dominated the national university swimming championships,
winning 18 gold medals.
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The dual victories marked
the first time UBC's men and
women have won simultaneous
titles, and the first time in 33
years that the men's team has
claimed top spot. The men won
10 gold medals and the women
eight. The teams also won a
total of 10 silver and six bronze
medals. Evanetz and 1997
World Aquatic Championships
medalist Mark Versfeld, who
each won five gold medals and
one silver in individual and relay events, led the attack.
The football team won the
Vanier Cup for the first time
since 1986 and the third time in
the university's history. Coach
Casey Smith led the team to
victories in the Canada West
conference and the Atlantic Bowl
before the Birds rolled onto the
field in Toronto's Skydome to
hammer the Ottawa Gee Gees
Also nominated for the
Marilyn Pomfret Trophy were
women's basketball team captain Laura Esmail and starting
goalkeeper for the women's field
hockey team Ann Harada, both
Academic All-Canadians. Contenders for the Bobby Gaul Memorial Trophy included volleyball power hitter Mike Kurz, soccer team captain and national
World Cup team hopeful Chris
Franks, and hockey team captain Jamie Burt.
Big Block sweaters, which
signify second-year status, were
presented during the banquet
to 132 athletes, coaches and
The UBC women's golf team
won the 36-hole Colby
Invitational Golf Tournament,
which wrapped up in Santa
Clara. Ca., March 25.
The win marks the first time
a UBC women's team has won a
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) division one
UBC's Sarah MacCormack
posted the second lowest score
with a 12 over par total of 79-
77—156. Maija MacCauley of
UBC was fifth with 82-81—163.
The UBC team result, comprising the aggregate total of
the best four scores of five golfers, was 656. Arizona was second with 658.
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Stephen Forgacs photo
Doll Of A House
Angle Toad-Dennis, an alumna of the Native Indian Teacher Education Program
(NITEP), donated a partially furnished wooden doll house to this year's graduating class
as a raffle item to raise money for their graduation ceremony. In addition to
participating in Congregation, First Nations graduates attend a special celebration in
Sty-Wet-Tan, the Great Hall in the First Nations House of Learning. The House of
Learning was established in 1987 to make UBC and its resources more accessible to
B.C.'s First Nations people.
Rigorous regimen aims to
send heart disease packing
by Hilary Thomson
Staff writer
Turning back the clock on
heart disease is the aim of a new
program at the Faculty of Medicine's St. Paul's Hospital campus.
Designed for 25-to 65-year-
old men and women with heart
disease, the Atherosclerosis Reversal Clinic (ARC) is helping
patients aggressively reduce their
risk factors to reverse coronary
artery disease.
Unique in that it seeks to reduce all the risk factors associated with atherosclerosis, or
hardening of the arteries,  the
ARC program calls for a challenging regimen of diet, exercise
and medication. Targets for cholesterol levels, diet, blood pressure, exercise, body fat and
weight all go beyond those set by
the American Heart Association.
"Until now we've only been
able to slow down the progression of heart disease," says
Sandra Barr, the program coordinator. "Now we want to return the arteries to a healthy
Started earlier this year, the
program is an offshoot of St. Paul's
Hospital Healthy Heart program
and uses the expertise of a dietitian, nurse, exercise specialist,
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Volunteers in the two-year
program must be motivated to
make changes to their lifestyle
that include exercising a minimum of five sessions per week
and reducing fat intake to only
15-20 per cent of all calories
consumed — much less than the
37 per cent average daily consumption.
'This is hard work," says Barr.
"It isn't like taking a pill and
getting cured."
Patients make 11 visits to the
ARC in the first year and four in
the second year for progress reviews and tests including ultrasound measures of neck and
elbow artery thickness.
"We're pushing the limits with
this program," says Dr. Andrew
Ignaszewski, medical director of
the Healthy Heart program. "But
even if patients can make a
minute change to their artery
capacity, the payoff will be significant, adding healthy years to
their lives."
The leading cause of heart
disease, atherosclerosis is
caused by an accumulation of
cholesterol in the artery walls.
The resulting lesion may block
the coronary arteries and lead to
severe chest pain and, if the
artery ruptures, heart attack.
Heart disease is responsible for
approximately 6,000 deaths each
year in B.C.
The clinic team hopes to enrol
150 people in the program over
the next 18 months. Individuals
interested in joining the clinic
must have the consent of their
doctor, attend an information
session and undergo a series of
tests before starting the program.
For further information contact
Sandra Barr at 631-5600.
Exchange noted
for bridging Pacific
A unique exchange program
that brings Japanese and Canadian students together in residence and classes at UBC has
gained recognition for internationalizing the campus and involving international students in
campus life.
UBC has been awarded a
Scotiabank/Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
Award of Excellence for Internationalization for the UBC-
Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Program.
Program executive director
Joe Greenholtz says the seven-
year-old program is designed to
provide an inclusive and integrated learning experience for
both the Japanese and Canadian students involved.
'The UBC-Ritsumeikan program was created in keeping with
the vision that Ritsumeikan
University and UBC had for
building international ties and
providing opportunities for students to gain insight and experience in dealing with other languages and cultures," Greenholtz
The program annually brings
100 Japanese students to live
and study with an equal number
of Canadian peers at UBC in an
integrated academic and residential environment—Ritsumeikan-
UBC House. In addition, faculty
from Ritsumeikan University in
Kyoto, Japan, reside at UBC for
the year to co-teach core
courses. An administrative officer assists university staff with
the program's operation.
Japanese students are further immersed in Canadian and
campus culture through one-
on-one exchanges with Cana
dian language partners and
"buddies" as well as a variety of
volunteer activities.
"I don't know of another program of this scale that is so
integrated," says Greenholtz,
who works closely with deans
and administrative staff at both
In the late 1980s, UBC and
Ritsumeikan University began
exploring ways of collaborating
to internationalize their curricula
and the educational experience
of students.
Since then, the jointly financed Ritsumeikan-UBC
House has been created for Canadian and Japanese students,
and agreements have been
signed for graduate student and
faculty research exchanges and
athletic partnerships.
UBC has exchange agreements with more than 80 universities in 25 countries. The
UBC-Ritsumeikan exchange is
unique, however, in that the
number of Japanese students is
large enough to have a noticeable impact on campus.
There have been additional
benefits from the program —
UBC has agreed to be involved
with the Ritsumeikan Asia-Pacific International University due
to open in 2000 in Beppu, Japan.
UBC was also a co-recipient
of a second award for Resources
for Internationalization Efforts
in recognition of UBC's participation in the Canadian University Study Abroad Program.
Launched last year, the
awards recognize universities'
achievements in bringing a global perspective to their campuses.
Valley dairy farm
goes educational
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
UBC researchers, including
faculty members and graduate
and undergraduate students, are
gaining greater access to research opportunities as UBC formalizes an arrangement to take
over management of an Agassiz
dairy research facility.
The new Dairy Education and
Research Centre will serve researchers in the areas of animal
welfare, nutrition, reproduction
and waste management and will
attract Canadian and international scientists from other universities, government and industry," said Prof. Jim Thompson,
associate dean of Research in
UBC's Faculty of Agricultural
Thompson said UBC assumed
management of the facility about
one year ago from the federal
government and that UBC researchers have a long history of
collaboration with staff and government researchers in Agassiz.
The final agreement, signed
March 23. allows UBC to establish
the new centre on leased facilities
atAgriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (Agassiz).
UBC plans to develop a world-
class centre housing enough
animals to meet the needs of a
large number of researchers and
produce enough milk to enable
the centre to be financially self-
AAFC will provide $350,000
towards the S1 • 5 million development. The university is exploring
options to complete funding.
The decision to locate the centre at Agassiz was based on the
benefits of collaborating with
AAFC scientists and proximity
to the major sector of B.C.'s dairy
industry, said Thompson.
Undergraduate students will
work at the centre to learn dairy
industry skills and research
techniques. Canadian and international graduate students
from UBC and other universities will reside at the centre to
perform research required for
their degrees.
The centre will also be available for use by organizations
such as the B.C. Artificial Insemination Centre at Milner and
University College of the Fraser
The centre will provide continuing full-time employment for
at least seven local residents.
Short-term employment will also
be available to those interested
in assisting various research
projects. The centre also hopes
to provide full-time continuing
employment for several research
technicians. Thompson said. 10 UBC Reports ■ April 2,1998
News Digest
A Canada-wide essay competition will offer 18 full-time healthcare students the chance to attend an international forum on
ovarian cancer to be held at Ryerson Polytechnic University in
Toronto July 8-11.
Entrants must submit a 1,500-word essay on why they are
choosing health research for a career. Winners will have all expenses paid to attend the forum.
The deadline for submissions is May 15.
Entries can be mailed to Ovarian Cancer Forum '98, 250
Consumers Road, Suite 301, North York, Ontario, M2J 4V6, or
faxed to (416) 495-8723. The e-mail address for submissions or
further information is base@onramp.ca.
Photographs by Prof. Earl Winkler, head of the Dept. of Philosophy, and his wife Elizabeth are on exhibit at the Howe Street Gallery
of Fine Arts, 555 Howe Street.
The subjects of the Winklers' color photographs are architectural details of buildings they have encountered during trips to
Mexico, Cuba, Central America and France. The pair have two or
three exhibitions a year to their credit and also have their own
gallery in White Rock.
The photographs, part of a group show, are on display at the
Howe Street Gallery until April 30. An artists' reception will be held
at the gallery April 8 from 6 - 8 p.m.
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Tami Gazzola and Andrew Greenwood sing in a UBC student
production of The Bear, an opera by William Walt ham based
on the story by Anton Chekhov, performed earlier this year
at the Old Auditorium.
Opera program
up and humming
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
The School of Music's opera
program is hitting a high note.
Enrolment is soaring, grads
are finding work and new
outreach programs have students singing everywhere from
schools in Chilliwack to the opera houses of Europe.
As part of this renaissance,
students are performing in public more often. The next chance
to see them is April 1-5 in the
Chan Centre for the Performing
Arts performing Mozart's The
Gardening Girl's Secret, sung in
English and accompanied by the
UBC Symphony Orchestra.
The program, which has already produced such stars as
Ben Heppner and Judith Forst.
has bloomed under the direction of Assoc. Prof. Nancy
Since she arrived from the
University of Toronto two years
ago, enrolment has increased
from nine to 49 students. This
includes 14atthegraduatelevel.
up from just one student a short
time ago.
Hermiston feels graduate
studies are very important for
young singers because the extra
two or three years of training
can turn them into polished professionals.
'There's so much involved in
becoming an opera singer." she
says. "It's a very long and complicated procedure. They have
to learn acting, stage techniques
"Well-trained voices
and musicians are
very much in
— Assoc. Prof. Nancy
and languages, as well as the
basic musical skills."
For those who master the
skills, thejob opportunities have
never been better, says
Hermiston, who herself has performed with the Canadian Opera Company and the Nuremberg Opera in Germany.
"Well-trained voices and musicians are very much in demand . The musical theatre scene
especially has opened up many
employment opportunities."
By the time they graduate.
Hermiston's students will already have a great deal of performing experience. They sing in
local schools, seniors' homes,
and on mini-tours to B.C. centres such as Kelowna and
Last year, UBC students performed in international opera
workshops in Germany and the
Czech Republic.
"The European audiences
adored their energy and enthusiasm. They really loved them,"
says Hermiston.
The opera program accomplishes all of this on a shoestring
budget of S4.000 which it supplements with bake sales, raffles
and singing telegrams on Valentine's Day.
to close
UBC will close a northern
Vancouver Island composting
facility because it no longer helps
fulfil the mandate of the university or supports research and
Concerns regarding potential
environmental impact also led
to the decision to close the Pacific Bio-Waste Recovery Facility, located at UBC's Oyster River
Research Farm near Campbell
River. Closure of the facility by
July 31 was recently approved
by UBC's Board of Governors.
'The university has been a
responsible citizen in proactively
reducing environmental risk
through the closure of the facility." said Mark Aston, manager
of UBC's Environmental Programs.
The facility was built by a
non-profit society whose members included the university, the
B.C. Ministry of Agriculture,
Fisheries and Food, the Mount
Washington Community Futures
Committee and local fish
processing and fish farming industries.
The facility combined fish
waste and wood chips and then
used state-of-the-art technologies to make compost. Use of the
fish waste helped alleviate disposal problems for the local fisheries industry.
There are now several other
fish waste compost facilities in
the area, largely as a result of
research done at the Oyster River
facility, meaning the local fish
processing industry will face
minimal financial impact and
disruption of operations.
A document presented to the
board warned of the potential for
adverse environmental impacts
as a result of the composting
operation. As joint permit holder
and landowner, UBC could be
found liable if the Ministry of
Environment, Lands and Parks
found the facility to be in violation of the waste management
Closing the facility will have
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by staff writers
n her first year as head coach of the UBC women's
volleyball team, Erminia Russo has been named the
Canadian Interuniversity
 ;   Athletic Union women's
volleyball Coach of the Year.
A former Thunderbird.
Russo guided the 1997/98
team to its first Canada West
title since the 1977/78
The Birds finished the
regular season with a 16-6
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champion the University of
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^^^^^^       conference title.
Fsheries biologist Michael Healey has joined a group
of eminent fisheries experts who will create a "living
blueprint" for saving dwindling B.C. salmon stocks.
The volunteer task force will produce a report by May to
provide government with independent recommendations on
how to protect existing salmon habitat and optimize salmon
The group has a budget of $60,000 from the non-profit
Pacific Salmon Foundation, which funds habitat preservation
projects in B.C. Half of that funding will be used to publish the
final report.
F. Graeme Chalmers, a professor in the Dept. of
Curriculum Studies, has won the National Art Education Association's 1998 Pacific Higher Education Art
Educator of the Year Award.
The annual award recognizes outstanding achievement by
association members, who include art teachers, college and
university professors and others in Canada, the U.S. and 65
other countries.
Chalmers is the graduate adviser in the Dept. of Curriculum Studies, where he teaches courses in art education and
curriculum theory. He has published widely on art education,
cultural diversity and the history of art education.
He currently serves as senior editor of the research
journal Studies in Art Education.
History Prof. David Breen has won the Lifetime
Achievement Award from the Petroleum History
Society, a group of academics, corporate representatives, archivists and others based in Calgary.
The award was presented to Breen for his professional
scholarship and dedicated investigation into the history of
Canada's petroleum industry.
Breen is responsible for the first scholarly work that
takes a comprehensive look at the industry from its early
days to the 1960s. He has also written an award-winning
history of Canadian ranching.
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In Memorlam
Reid: 1920-1998
A spirit of Haida Gwaii
Hundreds gathered at the Museum
of Anthropology March 24 to remember
Bill Reid, who died March 13 at the age
of 78.
The great Northwest Coast artist's
ashes were brought into the museum in
a canoe carried by 12 friends. More than
50 speakers paid tribute, among them
architect Arthur Erickson, scientist and
environmentalist David Suzuki, former
politician Iona Campagnola and biographer Doris Shadbolt.
Reid's connection to UBC spanned
40 years. It was 1958 when Harry Hawthorn, head of anthropology, invited Reid
to create part of a Haida village for the
The two Haida houses, mortuary poles
and totems gave Totem Park residence
its name, and now stand outside of
The village was a turning point in
Reid's artistic career. His work, which
revived traditional Haida carving techniques and designs, went on to achieve
international prominence.
Reid was born in Victoria to a mother
whose Haida ancestors included the
great carver and silversmith. Charles
Edenshaw. Even as he worked as a CBC
radio announcer in Toronto, Reid studied jewelry making and began to explore
his cultural heritage.
The Haida village was first of a series
of large-scale works for which he is best
They include the Spirit of Haida Gwaii,
a pair of 19-foot bronze sculptures located at the Canadian embassy in Washington D. C. and Vancouver International
Airport; a 50-foot cedar canoe, Lootaas,
commissioned for Expo '86: and the
Lord of the Under Sea, a killer whale
sculpture at the Vancouver Public
Another of his most celebrated works
is Raven and the First Men, a large
sculpture carved from laminated yellow
cedar on display at MOA. The museum
houses one of the world's largest collec
tions of Reid's works, including canoes,
sculptures, masks, bracelets, earrings,
spoons, brooches, boxes and dishes.
The British Museum, the Musee de
l'Homme in Paris, and the Canadian
Museum of Civilization in Ottawa are
among the many museums which also
display Reid's works.
Accolades included honorary degrees
from UBC and six other universities.
Harry Warren: 1904-1998
A passion for living, learning
by Donald Gunning
Donald Gunning is a longtime friend of
the Warren family who was taught and
coached by Harry Warren. Harry Warren
died March 14 at the age of 93.
"Up you go, forwards! Like a pack of
hounds!" Harry Warren would ring encouragement to a ragtag group of boys
from University Hill School playing field
hockey behind UBC's Brock Hall, long
before the days of uniforms, paid referees and McDonald's after the game.
The unbridled enthusiasm and dedication he brought to junior boys' field
hockey in B.C. was a manifestation of
the outstanding character of Harry
Verney Warren, who applied these admirable qualities to everything he undertook throughout his long and remarkable life.
Affectionately know as 'The Robe" on
campus, he will be remembered by generations of UBC students for having
brought geology alive, on stage as it
were, during their university years.
Harry earned a BA in 1926 and a
BASc in 1927 from UBC. As an undergraduate, he threw himself passionately
into a wide range of extracurricular activities, while maintaining a high scholastic standing. During his four-year
tenure, he helped form cricket and field
hockey teams, played rugby and excelled in track and field.
In his spare time, he indulged his
considerable thespian talents with the
UBC Players club.
As a B.C. Rhodes Scholar at Oxford
from 1927 to 1929, Harry continued to
excel in all his endeavors, earning an
MSc and a DPhil.
As a member of the Canadian team at
the Amsterdam Olympic Games of 1928,
he coached the women's relay team to a
gold medal.
A noted sprinter, Warren himself
equalled the Olympic record in the 100
metres two weeks later at the Irish
Harry returned to UBC as a lecturer
in the Dept. of Geology and Geography
in 1932, where he taught full time for 41
years, 28 of them as a full professor.
As a researcher, he pioneered the field
of biogeochemistry, which looks at the
relationships between the occurrence of
trace elements in surface soils, rocks,
vegetation and animal life, and the metal
contents of the bedrocks below. This led
to invaluable mineral exploration techniques adopted by mining companies
and geological surveys throughout the
Harry published 198 articles and scientific papers and received numerous
academic and professional awards including the Order of Canada, Order of
B.C. and honorary degrees from UBC
and Waterloo. He is also a member of the
B.C. and UBC sports halls of fame.
Harry maintained a lifelong love affair with prospecting at the family-held
mineral claim at Watson Bar, north of
Lillooet, the scene of countless happy
hiking and camping outings, as well as
the never-ending search for the
Harry was blessed with a wonderfully
long and productive life and never lost
his inherent graciousness and mischievous twinkle. He will be fondly remembered by generations of friends, students and relatives.
Harold Copp: 1915-1998
Medical pioneer, researcher and teacher
by Dr. William A. Webber
Dr. Webber is a professor in the
Anatomy Dept. and former dean of the
Faculty of Medicine. He was also one of
Dr. Copp's students.
With the death on March 17 of Dr.
Harold Copp. UBC lost one of its most
distinguished scientists and committed
In 1950 he became the first head of the
Physiology Dept. in the newly established Faculty of Medicine at UBC.
Along with an impressive group of
other remarkably young leaders, he was
faced with the daunting task of starting
classes with few faculty. He and the late
Edgar Black were the Physiology Dept.,
working in as yet unfinished army huts.
Ever creative. Harold began teaching
on the wards of Shaughnessy Hospital.
He was always amused that many years
later, introducing medical students to
patients early in their program was
thought to be a new idea.
His research interests were in bone
and calcium metabolism and. in spite of
the heavy demands of organization and
teaching, he rapidly established his research program.
In the late 1950s and '60s he isolated
a hormone from the parathyroid and
thyroid glands of the throat. That hormone was calcitonin, used around the
world to treat osteoporosis. When Harold
found the cells producing calcitonin
came from the ultimobranchial gland,
he suggested calling the material
ultimobranchial calcitonin or UBC.
His distinguished research contributions led to many honours, including
fellowship in the Royal Societies of Canada
and London, companion of the Order of
Canada, and honorary degrees from numerous universities, including UBC.
He was also an outstanding teacher
of both undergraduates and advanced
trainees,  many of whom went on to
academic careers.
After his retirement in 1980 he continued to be both active and interested in
the affairs of the university, faculty and
He was unfailingly positive whether it
was collecting ultimobranchial glands
from chickens, facing administrative
challenges or dealing, in his later years,
with serious health problems.
For me, he was not only an internationally renowned scholar but also a
teacher, mentor, colleague and friend.


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