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Volume 34 Number 3, February 11,1988
by Debora Sweeney
A $500,000 donation towards an endowed
chair in business and non-fiction writing
moves UBC one step closer to establishing a
school of journalism.
Maclean Hunter Ltd. announced last week
it will donate $3 million towards the establishment of six endowed chairs at six Canadian
universities, including the $500,000 UBC
B.C. Advanced Education Minister Stan
Hagen immediately announced that the
provincial government will match the
donation, spreading its contribution over a
five-year period.
There has been a tendency to look to
Eastern Canada for training in journalism,
according to Hagen, "and the step taken by
Maclean Hunter and matched by the province
is of major proportions in turning that
perception around."
Dr. Robert Will, Dean of Arts, said, "this
chair is a tremendous help in building the
foundations that we already have for a school
of journalism."
A school of journalism has been approved
by the University, but there is no indication of
when it might be established. The two-year
program would be unique because it is
designed for individuals who already have an
undergraduate degree.
"Depending on their background, we're
anticipating there would be people who have
already been reporters, already been writers,'
said Will. "They would come into our
program and want to specialize in science
writing, or the economics of health care, or
writing for the arts, etc. They would take
subject matter courses as well as courses in
In the meantime, Will said the chair in
business and non-fiction writing will fill a gap
in the creative writing department, which
currently does not include business writing in
its non-fiction curriculum. But, he does not
see it as a chair in journalism.
"In journalism, some people may imply the
emphasis is on reportorial writing," said Will.
We would like to emphasize the creative
feature — the art of writing with business as
the subject matter."
Toronto-based Maclean Hunter, whose
gross revenue exceeds $1 billion, has
interests in radio and television stations,
cable television, commercial printing, and
business and consumer publications and
newspapers, including 60 per cent of the
Toronto Sun Publishing Corp.
Book batterers take heavy toll
Shuttle takes
UBC test
by Debora Sweeney
On January 28,1986, the world watched in
stunned horror as the Challenger space shuttle
exploded in mid-air, 73 seconds after take-off.
For UBC pathologist Don Brooks, the
shuttle catastrophe was a personal and
professional blow. An experiment he designed
for the mission was destroyed, and the
colleague who was to have performed it was
"It was a tough experience," said Brooks. "It
took a while to sink in."
Now, Brooks is preparing to send his
experiment back into space on the next shuttle
mission, scheduled for take-off in early August.
His research team has anxiously waited three
years since the experiment was performed
successfully on a 1985 flight.
"It's been difficult maintaining people on
staff, keeping interest up and staying produc-
l . five in that long gap," he said.
Brooks' experiment studies how the zero-
gravity of space affects a technique designed
to separate living cells.
Shuttle Continued on Page 2
Library starts campaign
by Gavin Wilson
The UBC library has started a campaign to
educate "book batterers" on their bad habits.
Each year thousands of library books are
damaged by careless borrowers, a problem
made worse by the inevitable decay of aging
and irreplaceable volumes. Total cost to the
library in coming years could run into millions
of dollars.
"If you saw the way some books come
back to us you'd be horrified. Some of it is
vandalism. Some of it is just ignorance," says
Anne Yandle, who heads the library's
preservation committee.
Many books are stained with coffee,
highlighted with yellow markers, underlined,
scribbled on — even chewed up by dogs.
Others have pages ripped out.
One of the biggest problems is photocopying. Pressing an open book against a copier
can result in broken spines and loose pages.
Library staff are using displays and videos
in an effort to get book abusers to mend their
Meanwhile, the library has struck two
committees, one on preservation and another
on disaster planning, to see what can be done
to maintain valuable collections.
The library, acting on a major recommendation of the preservation committee, recently
appointed Suzanne Dodson as acting
Photo by Warren bcnmiat
Brenda Peterson, information and orientation librarian, examines damaged books
preservation librarian. Dodson is also head of
the government documents and microforms
Books in the UBC library are deteriorating
so rapidly that more than one-quarter of the 2.5
million-volume collection may be unusable
within a few years, says Yandle, who heads
the special collections division.
Most books published this century are
made with wood-pulp paper that has an
extremely high acid content, Yandle explains.
In time this paper discolors and becomes
brittle. The books will eventually turn to dust on
the shelves.
Ironically, books published before 1850
stand up better than their modern counterparts
because their paper is made of cloth rags.
UBC's problem is shared by major research
libraries around the world, Yandle says.
A recent report by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries concluded that
library collections of most pre-1950 materials
will not last beyond the first decades of the
next century. Other estimates say that 25 to 30
per cent of library books are already in serious
No one has tallied the exact cost of book
damage, but the total value of UBC library
holdings was recently estimated at more than
$203 million.
Even microfilm is not immune to decay,
says Dodson. UBC's collection of microfilm is
the largest in Canada, and one of the largest in
North America.
"Our storage conditions are not good," she
says. "There's no air-conditioning, it's too hot
and it's poorly ventilated. And there's a
tremendous amount of dust, which doesn't
At greatest risk are the more than 88,500
microfilm reels which are held in open storage.
Already they are showing signs of deterioration, including spots of oxidation librarians call
An extensive check of the collection has
begun and an expert from publishers University Microfilms International of Ann Arbor,
Michigan, visited UBC to offer advice, Dodson
VSO demise hurts music school
by Gavin Wilson
For UBC music student Cameron Wilson,
the collapse of the Vancouver Symphony
Orchestra last month was more than a cultural
tragedy — it was the loss of a job.
The 23-year-old auditioned last month for
the symphony and won a coveted place in the
violin section, to begin in September.
"It was my first audition for my first job,"
says Wilson, who will graduate with a
bachelor's degree in music this spring "I was
quite shocked."
Wilson represents just one of the ways
UBC was affected by the loss of the VSO.
Sixteen sessional instructors at the university's
School of Music rely on the VSO for fulltime
jobs, and there are concerns that some of
them may leave to find employment in other
Roger Cole played first oboe in the VSO
and has been teaching part-time at UBC for
about a decade.
"I can only speak for myself, but if the
symphony is not back on its feet in the near
future then I for one will be looking for another
orchestral job — and that means leaving
Vancouver. You can't raise a family on
teaching and freelancing alone," said Cole, a
father of two.
Dr. William Benjamin, director of UBC's
School of Music and a member of the board of
the VSO, says symphony players made up
about half of the part-time staff who teach
individual instruments at the university.
"I am concerned about losing some of our
best part-time teachers," he said. "As well,
some of our faculty members played as extras
in the VSO — it's the equivalent of consulting."
As a VSO board member, Benjamin will be
involved in attempts to resurrect the orchestra,
which he says will take a major reorganization
and much public support.
In the meantime, Vancouver may lose
music students such as Wilson. Although he
prefers to live here, he says he will go where
there's work. He plans to audition for other
orchestras while the situation in Vancouver
sorts itself out.
"Usually, an orchestral career is what
classical music students aspire to," said
Wilson. "I was talking to a fellow student the
other day and he was quite dismayed. He said
he had been preparing throughout university
for an orchestral position."
At a campus meeting held shortly after the
VSO ceased operations, music students were
urged to start a letter-writing campaign and go
door-to-door with petitions if necessary to drum
up support for the rebirth of the orchestra.
Students apologize for eggs
Music student Cameron Wilson
by Lorie Chortyk
The Totem Park Residence Association will
send letters of apology to Vancouver City
Council and to the editor of the Vancouver Sun
for damage caused to downtown buildings
during Totem Week celebrations last month.
The damage was caused when an egg-fight
broke out during banner night, an annual
competition between students from different
floors of the residence.
The association has also agreed to a request
from Student Housing to discontinue Totem
Week activities.
Erik Kiss, president of the Totem Park
Residence Association, said the event got out
of hand because too many people, including
students from other residences and from off
campus, got involved.
The object of the competition is for
students from different Totem floors to get their
picture taken posting a banner in the most
unusual location in the city," he said. "There
are points for the most original location, how
many people you can cram into the photo, if
you can get somebody famous into the picture,
or whatever you can do to be different.
Eggs continued on Page 2 UBC doctors have key Olympic role
by Gavin Wilson
As the head physician for Canada's
Olympic hockey team, Dr. Gordon Matheson
has seen some strange medical practices.
He recalls a wild ride in a Moscow
ambulance with an injured Canadian player.
The patient was surrounded by sharp edges in
the ambulance interior as it swung around
comers and the driver calmly smoked a
cigarette, oblivious to the oxygen tanks rolling
around behind him.
"It's amazing that patients don't end up with
more injuries than they had when they started
the ride," he says.
Dr. Matheson expects better facilities in
Calgary. He is one of two UBC physicians who
will be on the sidelines when the Winter
Olympics begin Feb. 13. Joining him is Dr. Rob
Lloyd-Smith, chief physician for the national
cross-country ski team and a doctor at student
health services.
Both have been with the teams for several
years, monitoring the fitness and caring for the
aches and pains of high-performance athletes.
It is the first Olympic games for both doctors.
They are matter-of-fact about their jobs, but
they are responsible for the health of athletes
who are medal contenders. And this year, as
Olympic hosts, Canadians have high expectations for their national teams.
For Canadians, hockey has the highest
profile of any event at the Winter Olympics. It's
up to Dr. Matheson and his medical team to
see that the players can stay free of injury and
on the ice.
Even when a player is injured, the pressure
to keep him in the game is intense, but Dr.
Matheson is careful to insure this pressure
does not color his diagnosis.
"It's important to treat the athlete like any
other patient and sit him down in a quiet room
for 20 minutes to examine him.," he says.	
Dr. Matheson, who practices part-time at
the sports medicine clinic while he completes
his Ph.D., says that a lot of the preparation has
keyed on prevention. Players undergo a
battery of tests designed to measure fitness
and catch potential problems before they result
in injury.
Although injury rates in the game are on
the upswing — despite advances in protective
gear — the Olympic brand of hockey is still
less rough and tumble than the professional
"There's less violence in international
hockey," says Dr. Matheson. "On the larger
European ice surface there's more room to
skate around and it's harder to nail somebody
Psychology of sports
by Lorie Chortyk
As Olympic athletes from around the world
gather in Calgary this week, many will be
accompanied by a relatively new member of
the sports entourage — a personal psychologist.
Dr. Susan Butt, a UBC psychologist and
author of the book Psychology of Sport, said
athletes and coaches are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of developing
good mental skills to enhance athletic
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"Ideally, athletes
should begin developing
these skills very early
on," said Butt. "When
an athlete is faced with
a high-pressure
situation, it's not
particularly helpful to try
to psyche them up or
manipulate their
emotions. The mental BUTT
training should be completed long before the
actual performance.
"The role of a sports psychologist is to
teach an athlete how to relax, how to overcome attacks of anxiety, and how to block out
distractions so they can concentrate on their
performance. These are skills that are
developed over a period of time."
Butt has worked with athletes at all levels in
sports ranging from figure skating, hockey and
tennis to rowing, golf, skiing and swimming.
As a former captain of Canada's national
tennis team, she also has first-hand knowledge
of the pressures of international competition.
Butt said the techniques used to help an
athlete prepare mentally for competition vary.
"Sometimes the psychologist will have to
deal with personal and social problems the
athlete has that are distracting from the sports
performance," she said. "Once those are out
of the way the athlete can concentrate on
learning to feel relaxed before a competition
and confident during the actual performance.
She said athletes used different methods of
relaxing right before a performance.
"Some athletes like to be alone, others
prefer to be surrounded by their coach and
their family and friends. Many athletes also
like to listen to music or read poetry before a
competition to manage tension."
into the boards."
Dr. Lloyd-Smith oversees the medical care
of the five male cross-country skiers and an
equal number of female skiers. Unlike hockey
or downhill skiing, there is less chance of
serious injury in cross-country competition. But
team members can suffer dislocated shoulders
and serious bruising from falls at speeds of up
to 70 km/h, he says.
Most injuries,
however, result from
the "overuse" of
muscles due to the
repetitive movements
the sport requires.
Shoulders, hips, lower
backs and lower legs
are prone to this type of
injury. Treatment
includes easing up on
training and physiotherapy.
Cross-country skiers are considered to be
the most aerobically fit of athletes. Some races
require they sprint up a series of hills in races
as long as 50 km. But Dr. Lloyd-Smith says
there's not a lot he can do to advise them on a
fitness regime.
"They're able to prepare themselves for the
races, I don't have a lot of specific advice to
offer them. They're aware of training schedules
and how to prepare mentally. But I'll be able to
do any fine-tuning should a problem or ailment
occur," Dr. Lloyd-Smith said.
Some athletes overtrain to the point of
burnout. That's when Dr. Lloyd-Smith tells
skiers they must stop training for several
weeks. It can be a devastating blow to
someone who has dedicated their lives to the
Media monitoring pays
When UBC speaks, the media listens,
according to statistics compiled through a
sophisticated method of computer media
Year-end statistics for 1987 show the
University has doubled its media coverage,
with more than 1,000 stories generated by the
Community Relations office.
The office established the system two
years ago to evaluate print, radio and
television coverage created by tipsheets, news
releases and campus experts.
"Before, we had no idea who was picking
up our stories and why," said Sharon Rowse,
Systems Manager. "Now, the system is
extremely effective — it enables us to really
look at what stories work and what don't."
It is critical that the University is aware of
what stories work because alumni, the general
public, and the private sector get most of their
information about UBC from the print and
broadcast media. In return, they give the
University their moral, financial and political
Each month, clippings from newspapers
across Canada and from international
Eggs from Page One
He said the egg-pelting started when some
students tried to stop others from tearing down
It was very unfortunate the way things
turned out, but it certainly wasn't planned."
Dr. K.D. Srivastava, vice-president for
student and academic services, said the
President's Office has received several phone
calls and letters from businesses and
individuals complaining about property
damage. He said the university's position is
that individuals who willfully caused damage
should accept full responsibility for their
But Kiss said it's impossible for the
association to determine who was responsible.
There were several hundred people
downtown that night, and many of them
weren't from Totem Park."
He said the association is sending letters of
apology to businesses that submit bills for
damage to the residence.
Dr. Srivastava said he's pleased with the
association's response to his request to
discontinue Totem Week celebrations and
confine other residence activities to the
Kiss said the association plans to hold
several smaller events next year instead of
ohe big Totem Week event
2  UBC REPORTS February 11,1988
publications are collected and the details
entered into a database, along with similar
information about radio and television
coverage provided by faculty members and
department heads.
The statistics show coverage of stories by
region, including the Lower Mainland, selected
cities throughout the province, B.C., Canada,
and international. All tipsheets and news
releases are entered into the system so News
Bureau staff can analyse which stories
received coverage and why.
"The media monitoring system at UBC is
more sophisticated than any I've seen used in
major corporations," said Jim Carroll, Vice-
President of Research for Burson-Marsteller,
an international public relations firm.
Community Relations Directors from other
Canadian universities agree UBC has the most
successful method of media monitoring in the
country. The Universities of Toronto, Victoria
and Ottawa are studying the system with the
hopes of implementing it in the future.
According to the statistics, the public
enjoys learning the latest trends in health care
and medicine, family life, and education.
People are fascinated by scientific research,
particularly in applied science, astronomy,
oceanography and geology. And, everybody
likes to hear a good human interest story, from
an oceanographer who spends his spare time
hunting sea monsters, to the "small town
student makes good" success story.
Faculty experts who respond to major news
events often make the front pages. The
University also makes news with announcements of new research facilities, old buildings
that need repair, tuition fee hikes and honorary
Shuttle from Page One
If it is successful, the results could lead to
advances in the treatment of cancer, diabetes
and a variety of other diseases, as well as new
biotechnical industries in space and on earth.
"It's a very simple experiment, fortunately,
and that's probably why it was selected in the
first place," he said.
According to published reports, Brooks'
experiment was introduced on the 1985 space
shuttle flight to give U.S. Senator Jake Garn
something substantial to do. Until then, the
Senator had been the butt of jokes suggesting
his only function aboard the flight would be to
throw up during the ongoing space sickness
In next August's mission, astronaut G.
(Pinky) Nelson, a Ph.D. in astronomy, will
perform the cell-separation experiment.
Brooks will fly down the Johnson Space
Centre in Houston to brief the astronaut and
practice performing the experiment in a shuttle
Low visits alma mater
Dr. Morton Low, UBC's Coordinator of
Health Sciences will travel back to his Ph.D.
alma mater to help celebrate its 40th anniversary, along with some world-renowned
As a "distinguished graduate" of The Baylor
College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, Low has
been invited to participate in a scientific
colloquium where he will discuss Canada's
health care system and UBC's health policy
Noh troupe
at university
One of Japan's premiere Noh theatre
troupes will visit the university for workshops
and demonstrations on Sunday, Feb. 21.
The Tokyo-based troupe will also hold a full
performance at the Vancouver East Cultural
Centre on Feb. 22 (for details, see calendar of
events on page four).
Noh is the oldest type of classical Japanese theatre, dating back 500 years, but is still
a living art with more than one million patrons
in Japan, says Asian Studies professor Leon
Zolbrod, who is coordinating the visit.
Besides the poetry, dance, music and
acting skills involved, Noh offers a stunning
display of intricate costumes which are
designed to reflect the role characters play.
Dr. Michael DeBakey, one of the world's
most famous heart surgeons and Dr. Roger
Gulllemin, who won a Nobel Prize for his work
in brain chemistry, also have been invited as
The Faculty of Medicine has honored four
of its professors with Teaching Excellence
The winners for 1987 are Dr. W. Ovale,
anatomy; Dr. H. Nichol, psychiatry; Dr. R.
Selby, pediatrics; and Dr. R. Cardoso,
obstetrics and gynecology.
The award recognizes and encourages the
pursuit of excellence in teaching in the
undergraduate medicine curriculum.
The provincial Ministry of Education
recently announced the appointment of Dr.
Nancy Sheehan, dean of UBC's Faculty of
Education, to the 20-member council of the
new College of Teachers. In addition to Dr.
Sheehan, who will represent deans of
university faculties of education in B.C., the
council is made up of four government
appointees and 15 teachers elected from
throughout the province.
International Trade Minister Pat Carney toured the TRIUMF labs last week, escorted by B.C.
Advanced Education Minister Stan Hagen and Director Dr. Erich Vogt. Student makes waves at engineering contest
by Jo Moss
Water on the deck of a fishing boat can
cause instability—a safety problem one UBC
student is hoping to improve.
Mechanical Engineering student Philip
Chan has spent ten months building a wave
simulation model. It's a computer controlled
sloshing tank—a plexiglass tank coupled to a
motor that rocks the tank of water in a teeter-
totter motion.
Chan hopes the model will win a prize in
the fourth annual Western Engineering
Competition to be held on campus Feb. 19 to
His entry is the only one representing UBC
in its category, but it will be competing against
nearly a dozen entries from other western
In all, six teams from UBC will compete in
four categories: entrepreneurial design,
corporate design, explanatory communications, and editorial communications.
"The sloshing tank represents what is
happening on the deck, or in the holding tanks,
of a fishing vessel," Chan explained. "I'm
looking at the relationship of the rocking to the
wave and measuring the amount of force the
motion produces."
According to his project supervisor,
engineering professor Sander Calisal, sloshing
is a serious problem not only for fishing
vessels, but for any type of container vessel.
"We've investigated insurance reports, for
example, that show fire trucks returning to the
station often capsize when they speed up
around comers because the water tank the
Philip Chan hopes to win a prize with his wave machine. Sander Calisal is his project supervisor.
vehicle carries is not completely full," Calisal
Sloshing investigation can also be applied
to the stability of satellites, he added.
Open to undergraduate engineering
students from any university in B.C., Alberta,
Manitoba or Saskatchewan, the Western
Engineering Competition is a showcase for
student innovations and an opportunity for
recognition from the professional engineering
Previous WEC entries have included
projects on robotics and industry; holography;
and voice activated controllers.
This is the first year Chan, 21, has entered.
Winners in each category are eligible for
higher stakes at the national championships—
the Canadian Engineering Competition. A first
place for Chan would take him to the University of Moncton, New Brunswick in March to
compete against top engineering designs from
across Canada.
UBC took a first-place and two third place
rankings in last year's western competition.
Prize winners take home $500 for first place,
$400 for second place and $300 for third place.
The more than 30 entries will be on display
to the public in the CEME and Electrical
Engineering buildings on Saturday, Feb. 20.
UBC Calendar from Page 4
Oceanography Seminar
British Columbia Fjord Studies. Dr. S. Pond, Oceanography.
For information call 228-5210. Room 1465, Biological
Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Seminar
Rifting in S.W. Mexico: A Tectonic Terrane in the Making? Dr.
J. Allan, Geological Sciences. For information call 228-6179.
Room 330A, Geological Sciences Centre. 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
An Algorithm for Three-Dimensional Tidal Computations. Dr.
Robin Lardner, Mathematics & Statistics, Simon Fraser
University. For information call 228-4584. Room 229,
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Lecture Series for Physics Teachers
Nuclear Physics. K. Hicks. For information call TRIUMF
Information Office at 222-1047. Free parking beside TRIUMF
Buildings. TRIUMF Auditorium, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics Seminar
The Muscle Spindle. Dr. B. Ovalle, Anatomy. For information
call 228-2575. Room 317. Basic Medical Sciences Building
Block C 12:00 noon.
Noon-Hour Series
Sponsored by the School of Music. Robert Riseling, clarinet;
Bruce Vogt. piano. Admission by donation. For information
call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Cecil & Ida Green Visiting Professor
The Charter of Rights and its Impact on Canadian Life.
Professor Charles Taylor, Political Science, McGill University,
Montreal. For information call 228-5675. Rooms 101,102,
201, Law Building. 12:30 p.m.
Forestry Seminar
Forestry in Pakistan. G. Vem Wellburn, FERIC. For
information call 228-2507. Room 166, MacMillan Building.
12:30-1:30 p.m.
English Colloquium
Switched on Shaw: Editing The Man of Destiny Using the
Mainframe Computer. Mr. Stephen Matsuba. For information
call 228-5743. Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium
The Regional Problem: The Experiences of Three Continents,
North America, Latin America, and Europe. Professor Antoni
Kuklinski, Director, Space Economy, University of Warsaw.
For information call 228-2663. Room 201, Geography
Building. 3;30p.m.
Free Lecture Series
Sponsored by Centre for Continuing Education. Positive
Alternatives to Layoffs. Dr. Frithjof Bergmann, Philosophy,
University of Michigan: Bob Sitter, Vice-President
Manufacturing, Whonnock Industries. For information call
228-5238. Lecture Hall #4, IRC. 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Free Lecture in Social Work
Speaking Ritualistically in the Systemic Interview. Dr. Joe
Blom, Kings College, University of Western Ontario. For
information call 228-2576. Lecture Hall A, School of Social
Work. 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Medical Grand Rounds
Drug Induced Lung Diseases. Dr. D. Ostrow, Respiratory
Medicine, V.G.H. For information call 228-7737. RoomG279
Lecture Theatre, Acute Care Unit. 12:00 noon.
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Sponsored by the School of Music. Gerald Stanick, director.
Free Admission. For information call 228-3113. Okf
Auditorium. 12:30 p.m.
Mathematics & Science Education Seminar
Cross-Cuttural Comparisons of Learning Styles. Dr. Art More,
Educational Psychology and Special Education. For
information call 228-5214. Room 1211. Scarfe Building.
12:30 p.m.
Ocean Sciences and Engineering Research
Modelling the Oceans on Computers. Dr. W.W. Hsieh,
Oceanography. For information call 228-5210. Room 1215,
Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Leon & Thea Koerner Memorial Lecture
The Gorbachev Phenomenon. Professor Miha'ly Vajda,
Visiting Fellow, Trent University, for Information call 228-
2919. Seminar Room 604, Main Floor. Asian Centre. 3:30
History Seminar
The Gorbachev-Phenomenon. Miha'ly Vajda, Budapest. For
information call 2282561. Seminar Room 604, Asian Centre.
3:30 p.m.
Ethnic Studies Colloquium
Chinese Organizations and Ethnicity in North America and
Southeast Asia Since 1945: A Comparative Analysis.
Professor Ed Wickberg, History. For information call 228-5128
or 228-4256. Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Biotechnology Seminar
The Molecular Analysis of Human Genetic Disease. Dr.
Roderick R. Mclnnes, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.
For information call 228-4838. Lecture Hall #3, IRC. 4:00
Physics Colloquium
Superconducting Super Collider. Dr. P. Carruthers, University
of Arizona. For information call 228-3853. Room 201,
Hennings Building. 4:00 p.m.
Faculty Concert Series
Sponsored by the School of Music. Robert Silverman &
Friends. Information Lecture 7:30 p.m. $7, $3 students &
seniors. For information call 228-3113. Recital hall, Music
Building, 8:00 p.m.
Health Care & Epidemiology Rounds
Refining Long Term Care Placement Through an At Risk
Registry for Continuing Care Clients. Ted Bruce, Planner,
Continuing Care Division, Vancouver Health Department. For
information call 228-2772. Room 253, James Mather Building.
9:00-10:00 a.m.
History Lecture
Social Movements in the Modern World Seen from the
Postmodern Condition. Miha'ly Vajda, Budapest. For
information call 228-2561. Room A203, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Leon & Thea Koerner Memorial Lecture
Social Movements in the Modem World Seen from the Post-
Modem Perspective. Professor Miha'ly Vajda, Trent
University, Budapest. For information call 228-2919. Room
A203, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Faculty Recital
Sponsored by the School of Music. Anne Elise Keefer,
baroque flute; Darryl Nixon, harpsichord. Free Admission.
For information call 228-3113. Recital hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Canadian Women in the 1990s
Sponsored by Office for Women Students. A Fair Shake for
Women: Implications of the New Employment Equity Act. A
panel/discussion with Professor L Smith, Law; Dr. A.J.
McClean, Assoc. Vice-President, Academic; Ms. M. Mohan,
Employment Equity Consultant For information call 228-
2415. Room B321, Buchanan Building. 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Molecular Genetics of Cerufoplasmin and its Association with
Wilson's Disease. Dr. M. Kochinsky, Biochemistry. For
information call 228-5311. Parentcraft Room, Main Floor,
Grace Hospital, 4490 Oak Street, Vancouver. 1:00 p.m.
Woman to Woman
Sponsored by The Centre for Continuing Education. Your
Health and Happiness - A One Day Program on Contempory
Health Issues Presented by the Federation of Medical Women
of Canada. $50. For information call 222-5272. Registration
Office, Duke hall. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
UBC Rugby
UBC vs. Trojans. For information call 228-2531. Thunderbird
Stadium. 2:30 p.m.
rday, Feb. 20
Outlook for Global Banking.
Ir. Donald Fullerton, Chairman
Chief Executive Officer,
:anadian Imperial Bank of
aturday, Feb. 27
> Inner Self. Professor
Charles Taylor, Department of
Political Science, McGill
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
Free. 8:15 p.m.
UBC Fine Arts Gallery
Now until March 5. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Saturday, noon - 5 p.m.   Keeveeok, Awakel Mamnguqsualuk
and the Rebirth of Legend at Baker Lake. Main Library. For
information call 228-2759.
Application For Graduation
Application for graduation cards have been mailed to students
registered in the graduating year of the degree programs:
B.A., B.F.A., B.Mus., B.Com.. B.Ed., B.P.E., B.R.E. and B.Sc.
All students who expect to graduate this MAY (spring), should
complete and return both cards to the Registrar's Office NO
LATER THAN FEBRUARY 15,1988. Students in the
graduating year of these programs who have not received
cards in the mail should check with the Registrar's Office (by
phone at 228-4455) that his/her local mailing address is
Students in Applied Science, Graduate Studies or diploma
programs should obtain "Application for Graduation" cards
from their departments, while those in the remaining degree
programs should obtain applications from the Dean's or
Director's Office of their Faculty or School. Applications are
also available in the Office of the Registrar.
Faculty Club Exhibition
Now until March 5th. Photographs of the Nicaraguan People
by Ben Clifford. Faculty Club. For information call 228-5426.
Student Engineering Competition
February 19-21. Undergraduate students from Manitoba,
Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. will compete in the Western
Engineering Competition. Electrical Engineering, 4th Floor,
and Civil & Mechanical Engineering Building. Ground Floor.
For information call 228-5010.
Copying in the Libraries?
Save time and money with a UBC Library copy card. $5 cards
sold in most libraries; $10, $20 or higher cards in Copy
Service, Main or Woodward. Cash/Cheque/departmental
requisition. For information call 228-2854.
Badminton Club
Faculty, Staff & Graduate Student Badminton Club meets
Tuesdays 8:30-10:30 p.m. and Fridays 7:30-9:30 p.m. (except
Feb. 19 & 26) in Gym A of the Robert Osborne Sports Centre.
For information call 228-4025 or 731 -9966.
Psychology Research Study
Couples, aged 30-60, needed for research on effects of
communication on bodily responses. Experiment conducted
in UBC Psychology Department. Personal feedback and
stress management information provided. For information call
James Frankish, 734-2979. Kenny Building.
Biotechnology Seminar
Utilization of Lignocellulose: what contribution can
biotechnology make? Professor PAM. Broda, Biochemistry
and Applied Molecular Biology, University of Manchester,
Institute of Science and Technology, England, U.K. Feb. 16
(Lecture Hall #1, IRC), Feb. 18 (Seminar Room #201,
Wesbrook), Feb. 23 (Lecture Hall #1, IRC),Feb. 25 (Seminar
Room #201, Wesbrook) at 9:30 a.m. For information call 228-
Computing Centre Non-Credit Courses
The Computing Centre is offering a series of free non-credit
courses February and March. These courses are intended
primarily for members of the university community who plan to
use the facilities of the Computing Centre. A complete list of
courses is available by calling 228-6611, or you can pick up a
schedule from the Computing Centre General Office (CSCI
Centre for Continuing Education Public
Fri., March 18 (7:30-9:30 p.m.), Sat., March 19 (9:30 a.m.-4:30
p.m.). Free Public Forum on The B.C. Debate on the Meech
Lake Accord. Senators Lowell Murray, Eugen Forsey, and
others. For information call 222-5238. Lecture Hall #2, IRC.
Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education & Recreation, through the John M.
Buchanan Fitness and Research Centre, is administering a
physical fitness assessment program to students, faculty, staff
and the general public. Approx. 1 hour. $25, students $20
For information call 228-3996.
Parents Wanted
For Psychology research project. Parents of children aged 5
to 12 years are wanted for a project studying parenting.
Approx. 1 hour. Contact Dr. C. Johnston. Clinical Psychology
at 228-6771.
Statistical Consulting and Research
SCARL is operated by the Department of Statistics to provide
statistical advice to faculty and graduate students working on
research problems. For information call 228-4037. Forms lor
appointments available at Room 210, Ponderosa Annex C.
Language Exchange Program
Exchanging Languages on a One-to-One Basis. For
information call 228-5021. International House. Office Hours
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Walter Gage Toastmasters
Public speaking and leadership meeting. Guests are welcome
to attend, ask questions, and participate. For information call
Geoff Lowe at 261-7065. Room 215. SUB
Student Counselling and Resources Centre
'Students Helping Students' is a service that provides disabled
students with assistance in disability-retated tasks affecting
school. For information call 228-4840.
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Open Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m -3:00 pm   Free  Closed
Botanical Garden
Open daily 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Free
UBC REPORTS February 11, 1988  3 UBC Calendar
Guiliani Ensemble
Sponsored by the School of Music. Robert Jordan, guitar.
Freeadmission. For information call 228-3113. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 8:00 p.m.
Free Noon-Hour Film
Sponsored by Institute of Asian Research. Sad Song of
Yellow Skin. For information call 228-2746. Auditorium, Asian
Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar
Topic in Arctic Vessel Design. K. Rea, Graduate Student.
Riser Dynamics with Internal Flow and Nutation Damping. M.
Irani, Graduate Student. For information call 228-4350. Room
1215. Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group Seminar
tRNA Gene Control: An Expanded View. Dr. Karen Sprague,
Molecular Biology, University of Oregon. For information call
228-3027. Lecture Hall #4, IRC. 3:45 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar
The Distribution of Dark Matter in Galaxies. Dr. G. Lake,
University of Washington. For information call 228-4134.
Room 260, Geophysics & Astronomy Building. 4:00 p.m.
Asian Studies Seminar
The Serat Jatiswara: Structure & Change in a Javanese
Poem, 1600-1930  Timothy E. Behrend, Project Director, The
Sono Budoyo Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. For
information call 228-3881. Room 604, Asian Centre. 4:30
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
Advertising. Mr. Al MacDonald. Director of Marketing
Communications, Merck-Frosst Canada Inc. For information
call 228-3183. Lecture Hall #1, IRC. 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Classic SubFilms
A Night at the Opera, Starring The Marx Brothers. $2. For
information call 228-3697. SUB Theatre. SUB. 7:00 & 9:30
Language Education Research Colloquium
Writing Development in Grade 1 & 2 Students in Whole
Language Programs. Dr. L. Gunderson, Language Education.
For information call 228-5232. Room 105, Ponderosa E.
12:00 noon.
Botany Seminar
Studies in Biotechnology: Avenues to Clinically Important Anti-
Cancer Drugs. James Kutney, Chemistry. For information call
228-2133. Room 2000, Biological Sciences Building. 12:30
Classic SubFilms
A Passage to India. Based on E.M. Forster's Novel. $2. For
information call 228-3697. SUB Theatre, SUB. 12:40, 6:30 &
9:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar
Probing the Structure, Energetics and Reaction Dynamics of
Gaseous Ions. Professor Terry B. McMahon, Chemistry,
University of Waterloo. For information call 228-3266. Room
250, Chemistry Building. 1:00 p.m.
Geological Sciences Seminar
Computers and the Structural Geologist. Dr. H. Charlesworth,
University of Alberta. For information call 228-6179. Room
330A, Geological Sciences Centre. 3:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar
Biofouling Marine Caulobacters: A Sticking Situation. Dr. J.
Smit, Microbiology. For information call 228-5210. Room
1465, Biological Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Lecture Series for Physics Teachers
Particle Physics Experiment. C.E. Waltham. For information
call TRIUMF Information Office at 222-1047. Free parking
beside TRIUMF buildings. TRIUMF Auditorium. 7:00-9:00
UBC Mens's Basketball
UBC vs. Calgary   For information call 228-2531. War
Memorial Gym. 7:30 p.m.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics Seminar
The Involvement of Growth Factors in Long-Term Synaptic
Potentiation. Dr BR. Sastry, Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
For information call 228-2575. Room 317, Basic Medical
Sciences Building Block C. 12:00 noon.
UBC Reports is published every second
Thursday by UBC Community Relations
6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 1W5, Telephone 228-3131.
Editor-in-Chief: Margaret Nevin
Editor: Don Whiteley
Contributors: Jo Moss, Lorie Chortyk,
Debora Sweeney, Gavin Wilson.
UBC Chemistry students get a lesson in superconductivity from Dr. Edward Engler (centre), a
lecturer from the IBM Almaden Research Centre, San Jose, California. Engler is one of seven
scientists from around the world taking part in a series of lectures at UBC.
English Lecture
Dramatic Character in 20th Century Theatre. Professor
George Brandt, Drama, University of Bristol, U.K. For
information call 228-4254. Room B212, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Noon-Hour Series
Sponsored by the School of Music. Brunswick Quartet, string
quartet; Arlene Pach, piano. Admission by donation. For
information call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30
Forestry Seminar Series
Forest Regeneration Research and Outlook at MacMillan
Bloedel, Ltd. Mr. B.G. Dunsworth, MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.,
Nanaimo, B.C. For information call 228-2507. Room 166,
MacMillan Building. 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium
A New Form of Urban Transition in Asia. The Emergence of
New Economic Zones. Professor Terry McGee, Geography.
For information call 228-2663. Room 201, Geography
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Biotechnology Seminar
Regulation of Synthesis of a Bacterial Photosynthetic
Apparatus. Dr. Barry L. Marrs, E.I. duPont de Munours & Co.,
Willmington, Delaware. For information call 228-4838.
Lecture Hall #4, IRC. 4:00 p.m.
UBC Men's Basketball
UBC vs. Calgary. For information call 228-2531. War
Memorial Gym. 7:30 p.m.
Free Lecture Series
Sponsored by Centre for Continuing Education. Work,
Employment and Family Life. Monica Townson, Economic
Consultant. For information call 222-5238. Lecture Hall #4,
IRC. 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds
Frontal Lobe Epilepsy Revisited. Dr. J. Wada, Psychiatry and
Neurology. For information call 228-7737. Room G279,
Lecture Theatre, Acute Care Unit. 12:00 noon.
Biotechnology Seminar
The Use of Xenopus Oocytes to Probe Synaptic Communication. Dr. Terry P. Snutch, Chemistry & Chemical Engineering,
California Institute of Technology. For information call 228-
4838. Lecture Hall #3, IRC. 4:00 p.m.
UBC Women's Basketball
UBC vs. Saskatchewan. For information call 228-2531. War
Memorial Gym. 5:45 p.m.
UBC Men's Basketball
UBC vs. Saskatchewan. For information call 228-2531. War
Memorial Gym. 7:30 p.m.
4th Annual Western Engineering Competition
A Showcase of Engineering Students' Innovative Designs.
Open to the public all day Saturday. For information call 228-
6413. Main Floors, Civil & Mechanical Engineering and
Electrical Engineering Buildings. 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
UBC Women's Volleyball
UBC vs. Lethbridge. For information call 228-2531. War
Memorial Gym. 1:00 p.m.
UBC Men's Volleyball
UBC vs. Lethbridge. For information call 228-2531. War
Memorial Gym. 3:00 p.m.
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the period February 28 to March 12, notices must be submitted on proper
Calendar forms no later than 4 p.m. pn Wednesday, February 17 to the Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Road, Room 207, Old Administration Building. For more information,
call 228-3131.
UBC Women's Basketball
UBC vs. Saskatchewan. For information call 228-2531. War
Memorial Gym. 5:45 p.m.
UBC Men's Basketball
UBC vs. Saskatchewan. For information call 228-2531. War
Memorial Gym. 7:30 p.m.
Japanese Noh Theatre Workshop
Music Workshop. The Hosho School Noh Master Fusataka
Homma & the Hosho Noh Theatre Troup from Japan. For
information call 228-3881. Asian Centre. 10:30 a.m.-12:30
UBC Women's Volleyball
UBC vs. Calgary. For information call 228-2531. War
Memorial Gym. 1:00 p.m.
Japanese Noh Theatre Workshop
Demonstration/Performance. The Hosho School Noh Master
Fusataka Homma & the Hosho Noh Theatre Troup from
Japan. For information call 228-3881. Great Hall, Museum of
Anthropology. 2:30-3:30 p.m.
UBC Men's Volleyball
UBC vs. Calgary. For information call 228-2531. War
Memorial Gym. 3:00 p.m.
History Lecture
Deterrents and Reformation: The Punishment of Crime in 18th
Century England. Professor J.M. Beattie, History, University
of Toronto, Hewitt Bostock Memorial Lecturer. For information
call 228-2919. Room D310, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Japanese Noh Theatre
The Hosho School Noh Master Fusataka Homma and 15
Actors of the Hosho Noh Theatre Troup from Japan. For
information call 228-3881. Asian Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar
Swirling Flow in a Combustion Chamber. A. Riahi, Graduate
Student. For information call 228-4350. Room 1215, Civil &
Mechanical Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
History Seminar
The Administration of Criminal Law in 18th Century England.
Professor J.M. Beattie, History, University of Toronto, Hewitt
Bostock Memorial Lecturer. For information call 228-2919.
Penthouse. Buchanan Building. 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group Seminar
Regulation of DNA Replication in Somatic Cells: BPVI as a
Model System. Dr. Michael Botchan, Molecular Biology,
University of California, Berkeley. For information call 228-
3027  Lecture Hall #4, IRC. 3:45 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar
In Pursuit of the Stellar Dynamo. Dr. B. Bopp, University of
Toledo. For information call 228-4134. Room 260,
Geophysics & Astronomy. 4:00 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
The Selling Function. Mr. Edward Ting, Regional Sales
Manager Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. For information
call 228-3183. Lecture Hall #1, IRC. 430-6:30 p.m.
Classic SubFilms
Sid & Nancy. $2. For information call 228-3697. SUB
Theatre, SUB. 7:00 & 9:30 p.m.
Japanese Noh Play
Hagoromo - Feather Cloak. Hosho Noh Theatre Troup. $10.
For information call 228-3881. Vancouver East Cultural
Centre. 8:00 p.m.
Botany Seminar
Maintenance of Diversity in an Annual Grassland. Harold A.
Mooney, Biological Sciences, Stanford University. For
information call 228-2133. Room 2000, Biological Sciences
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Free Noon-Hour Films
Sponsored by Institute of Asian Research. Korean Painting &
Korea's Folk Painting. For information call 228-2746.
Auditorium, Asian Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Classic SubFilms
Hamlet, the Laurence Olivier Classic. $2. For information call
228-3697. SUB Theatre, SUB. 12:40, 7:00, & 9:45 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar
Bacterial Antigens and Bacterial Viruses. Professor G.G.S.
Dutton, Chemistry. For information call 228-3266. Room 250,
Chemistry Building. 1:00 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar
ISDN Basic Access Issues. Professor David Falconer,
Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University. For
information call 228-2866. Room 402, Electrical Engineering
Building. 1:30 p.m.
Cecil & Ida Green Visiting Professor
Philosophy Seminar on Theories of Meaning. Professor
Charles Taylor, Political Science, McGill University, Montreal.
For information call 228-5675. Room A104, Buchanan
Building. 3:30 p.m.
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