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The University of British Columbia
Vancouver. British Columbia
Volume 36. Number 4
February 22. 1990
Loan help for faculty
The university is considering a program that would give new faculty
members some form of mortgage assistance, President David Strangway
told a public meeting on the Hampton
Place development Feb. 8.
"We've been consulting with tax
specialists and within a month or two
we may be able to announce to incoming faculty a program for mortgage
housing assistance," Strangway said.
"I believe that some of them may end
up at Hampton Place."
He added that many, "if not most"
of the inquiries about living at Hampton Place have come from faculty.
Strangway was speaking to about
450 people at a public meeting held to
UBCsrecycling program will
be expanded to all buildings
by the first week in April.
Page 3
OPEN HOUSE: Volunteers
are working hard to prepare
for Open House. Two geology students spent 400
hours sorting 30 tons of
rock, minerals and shells.
Page 6
HARASSMENT: Sexual harassment has dominated discussion at President David
Strangway's round table on
the concerns of women at
UBC. Page 8
exchange views and information on
the university's market housing development at the comer of Wesbrook and
16th Avenue.
Many critics of the project, which
mixes rental and owner units, say it
ignores the need for affordable housing in Point Grey. Others, including
students, faculty, daycare users and
local residents, were concerned about
high-rise towers, traffic and power
One of the major complaints about
the 790-unit development has been the
lack of consultation with local groups,
a charge the university vigorously challenged.
Although many of the speakers say
dialogue with the UBC Real Estate
Corp. and the university has improved,
there were calls for a consultative board
consisting of various interested community groups.
Same-sex partners
to receive benefits
from UBC
Same-sex partners of UBC faculty
and staff will now receive many of the
same employment benefits previously
available only to heterosexual spouses.
Coverage has been extended to include dental and extended care medical benefits as well as voluntary group
life insurance plans. However, it will
not extend to the provincially run
Medical Services Plan, which does not
provide for benefits to same-sex partners.
The move was prompted by a complaint by Mary Bryson, an associate
See UNIVERSITY on Paee 2
Mark Betteridge, resident of the
corporation, said he would take the
request to the corporation's next board
Concerns about three rental high-
rise towers planned for the 28-acre site
were also raised. Many speakers did
not want to see towers built higher
than the treetops of adjacent Pacific
Spirit Park.
"I don't care if they're glass or steel
or ivory towers," said Bowie Keefer, a
member of the endowment lands park
committee. "I just don't want towers
looming over the park."
Betteridge said it would be a few
months before the exact height of the
high-rises was determined, although
initial plans were from 20 to 26 storeys. They will be set against the tallest trees surrounding the site to help
them blend in and preserve views, he
Betteridge said that if the towers
were shortened, it would result in wider
buildings that may be less attractive.
"It's a juggling act," he said.
The university hopes to earn as
much as $3-million in the first year
rental housing is occupied. Funds will
be used to support research, teaching
and building, including the construction of student housing.
Strangway said that many North
American universities use real estate
development as a way of meeting increasing costs. Hampton Place will help
give UBC "a margin of excellence,"
he said.
Project planners and architects told
the meeting that Hampton Place will
be a quality development that emphasizes detailed landscaping and high
standards of architecture and design.
Photo by Media Services
A knight in armor replaced Lady Godiva for the annual engineering
students' Rule-the-Worldparade. Story on Page 3.
English-only ruling
made for safety
A seemingly innocuous bulletin put
UBC's Food Services in the national
headlines recently.
The memo, posted by Food Services administration, reminded employees to speak English on the job and
caused local media to ask if UBC was
following the example of some Ontario municipalities which are trying to
institute English as the official language.
"That's ridiculous," said Bruce
Gellatly, UBC's vice-president of
Administration and Finance.   "It's a
question of safety not discrimination
or bilingualism."
Christine Samson, Food Services
director, concurred. "Kitchens can be
dangerous workplaces at times. There
has to be a commonality and English is
the most common language used," she
"There had been a growing concern
that cafeteria and kitchen staff needed
to be reminded of this and .so a memo
was posted."
The memo reads:   "This is a reminder that while on duty, all employ-
See LANGUAGE on Page 2 UBCREPORTS Feb.22.1990       2
Werker wins Alumni
Professor Janet Werker
has been awarded the
1989 Alumni Prize in the
Social Sciences.
The prize is awarded
to a young scholar who
has demonstrated excellence and innovation in
Werker, who teaches Werker
developmental psychology, specializes in research in speech perception, parent/infant
communication and reading disabilities.
As part of her research, Werker has examined the developmental changes that take place
in the perception of speech sounds from infancy throughout adulthood.
In the area of parent/infant communication,
she has focused on infants' reactions to infant-
directed talk, or "motherese." Werker's work
in reading disabilities includes research into
Werker received her BA from Radcliffe Col
lege, Harvard University, and her MA and PhD
from UBC.
Chemistry Professor Brian James has won
the 1990 Catalysis Award from the Chemical Institute of Canada for his pioneering work on homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis.
James' research on homogeneous catalysis, in
particular, has effected many areas of synthetic
and industrial chemistry.
James, editor of the Canadian Journal of Chemistry, has previously won the university's Jacob
Biely Research Prize and the Killam Research
Douglas Napier has been elected to UBC's
Board of Governors as representative for full-
time employees who are not faculty members.
He will serve a three-year term beginning Feb.
Napier, who is head steamfitter in the
university's Plant Operations department, is cur-
rently secretary-treasurer of
CUPE Local 116 and a
local delegate to provincial
and national conventions.
He has also been active in
various executive positions
within the union for 15
A former member of
UBC's health and safety
committee, he is still active in that area within the
Napier apprenticed in steamfitting and pipefit-
ting and worked in the B.C. construction industry
for several years before joining UBC in 1972.
Diane Kent, UBC's director of Information
Systems Management, is the first Canadian to be
elected to the board of directors of CAUSE, the
Association for the Management of Technology
in Higher Education.
An international
organization with
more than 2,100
members representing 800 universities
and educational organizations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and overseas,
CAUSE also has a
corporate membership.
The organization, which is based in
Boulder, Col., promotes effective planning, management and evaluation of computing and information technologies in
colleges and universities.
CAUSE sponsors conferences and
seminars, puts out various publications and
operates an information exchange where
members can find out about the computing environment on other campuses.
Kent, who is one of 10 CAUSE members from UBC, will serve a three-year
term as one of nine CAUSE directors.
More protests predicted
by Chinese student leader
Exiled Chinese student leader
Wu'er Kaixi told an overflow crowd at
UBC the Beijing government should
brace itself for another democracy
movement this Spring.
Restive students and deep divisions
within the armed forces and senior
levels of the Communist Party will
make the anniversary of last year's
uprising a time of heightened tension
in the Chinese capital, he said.
"I don't want to be too optimistic,"
Wu'er said through an interpreter. "But
I hope that something will happen,
maybe even bigger than last year.
"I'm sure the students will not remain silent."
More than 500 people, many of
them Chinese students, packed Hebb
Theatre to hear Wu'er, 22, a major
figure in the ill-fated democracy move-
ment that swept
China last
After the
brutal government crackdown in June,
Wu'er fled
China for Paris,
where he joined
an expatriate
group, the Federation for Democratic
China. He is currently studying at Harvard University.
Speaking softly but passionately,
Wu'er spoke of the pain of exile ("the
most painful period of my life") and
the lot of Chinese students overseas,
who live in poverty and face long separations from friends and family in
He also warned his fellow students
that it will be difficult for them to return to a homeland ruled by "fascist
"After seeing democracy here, in
some ways, maybe you will long more
than anyone for democracy," he said.
Wu'er added, however, that he does
not want to overthrow the Chinese
Communist Party, but would rather
purge its leadership then work from
within the party to establish a democratic China.
Wu'er remains one of the most
controversial figures in the Chinese
democracy movement, dogged by critics who accuse him of self-aggrandizement.
"I want to tell you," he said in English. "I am a hunger striker, not a hero."
Towards the end of his talk, apparently overcome by exhaustion, Wu'er
collapsed. He recovered in time to
complete his speech.
Language not an issue: union
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ees must speak only English which is
the accepted language of the work
place. It is very distressing and confusing when other languages are spoken. Infractions will result in disciplinary action."
Shirley Louie, assistant director,
said Food Services is a multicultural
environment with staff representing
about 30 different ethnic backgrounds.
Louie said the unofficial policy of
English only has been in effect in
UBC's kitchens for at least the last 25
years she has been at UBC. She said
approximately every three years a
reminder is posted and usually staff
are reminded verbally.
Samson said the memo was not
done to discriminate in any manner,
but to ensure that people from all eth
nic groups were included. Unlike some
campus departments, food services
employees often work in close proximity to each other.
"We want to prevent people from
being isolated in a group work situation," Samson said.
George McLaughlin, president of
the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 116, said the issue of re
stricting languages other than English
in the workplace has never been
brought before the union from Food
Services, or from other departments
on campus which also have large
numbers of employees from different
ethnic groups.
He said the union has no problem
with asking employees to speak English only on the job.
University decides to change practices
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professor in Education Psychology
who was refused coverage for her
female partner.
The university investigated her
complaint and decided to change its
administrative practices.
Faculty Associaton Executive Di
rector Rosanne Hood said UBC is the
first university in B.C. and only the
third in Canada to implement such a
Gay and lesbian employees can
apply for spousal benefits through the
Personnel office.
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'Responsible decision'
Engineers drop Godiva
A knight in armor symbolizing the
strength of the engineering spirit led
this year's annual Engineers Rule-the-
World parade, the kick-off event of
Engineering Week, Feb. 4 to Feb. 10.
The knight replaced Lady Godiva,
a semi-nude female riding on horseback, traditionally featured in the parade.
Scott Kent, president of UBC's
Engineering Undergraduate Society
(EUS), said the society did not feel
pressured to stop the ride, but did so
because the EUS executive and council members decided it was socially
"We unanimously decided in early
January to discontinue the Lady Godiva
Ride," Kent explained. "It took a lot of
planning and thought on our part because we didn't just want to stop the
event. We wanted to change it in a
positive way to reflect our understanding, care and respect for others and
their concerns."
UBC President David Strangway
praised the new format for the parade
as an expression ofthe engineers' good
"The EUS made a responsible de-
cision and took
a positive step
Strangway said.
"I know we can
count on similar
insight and
cooperation in
future years.
In addition to
the knight, the
parade featured
a horse-drawn carriage bearing male
and female engineering students. Kent
said the gesture was meant to illustrate
that engineering as a profession does
not discriminate between the sexes, but
welcomes both.
Despite discontinuing the Lady
Godiva Ride this year, the EUS still
had its detractors.
Robert Light, member of a Vancouver-based men's encounter group,
was on campus to protest in the event
that the traditional ride was staged.
Light said he was disappointed with
the engineers behavior.
"The engineers did not communicate openly and honestly about their
plans. They were very defensive and
secretive," Light said. "They still
taunted women, displayed aggressive
behavior towards them as well as towards the protesters and they sang
bawdy songs. The form was missing
but the content remained the same."
Light did say, however, that cancelling of the traditional ride was a
positive step toward reducing more
overt kinds of abuse directed at women.
He credits the intense media scrutiny
of the engineers' activities for the
Kent dismissed the claim, reiterating that it was an EUS decision supported by a majority of UBC's engineering student body to discontinue
the ride.
"We felt it was our responsibility to
address concerns about the appropriateness of some engineering activities,"
Kent said. "Our students are happy
with what we did. We didn't act to
appease Strangway, the media or the
protesters. We have to accept that engineers will always be a target."
The fate of next year's Lady Godiva
Ride will be determined by a new EUS
executive and council members to be
elected in the next few weeks.
Recycling program expands
to all buildings on campus
UBC's pilot recycling program will
be expanded to all buildings on campus by the first week in April.
The program, operated by the Surplus Equipment and Recycling Facility (SERF), has been a success since it
began last August, said SERF Coordinator Vincent Grant.
"Our volumes have been increasing steadily," he said. "More and more
people have been asking to join the
program. The enthusiasm has been
The pilot project has been generating approximately 20 tons of paper
from about 20 per cent of the campus
each month.
The savings on Vancouver dumping fees, which have increased 500 per
cent in the last three years, combined
Tees named
to research
task force
Richard Tees, head of the Psychology Department, has been appointed
to the Canadian Psychological
Association's Science Task Force.
The task force will make recommendations about the association's role
as an advocate of scientific research
support from industry and the federal
and provincial governments and the
promotion of effective national collaboration among research-based psychologists.
It will also examine changes in the
Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council and their impact on
the research community in psychology-
Tees, a biopsychologist, is a fellow
of the Canadian Psychological Association and chairs its Western Heads of
Psychology committee.
with revenue from the sale of the paper, have made this a viable program,
said Bruce Gellatly, vice-president
Administration and Finance.
"The support by all members of our
community is essential for the ongoing
success of this program," Gellatly said.
'This is an opportunity for the University of British Columbia to set an example in this important environmental
Gellatly is chair of a task force on
recycling recently formed by UBC
President David Strangway. It will
review programs currently in place at
the university, look at alternatives,
examine policies for the purchase of
recyclable materials and analyze the
composition of waste generated across
The task force will report its findings to the president by the end of this
The paper recycling service will be
phased in at different buildings during
the next few weeks.
Vince Grant
Under the expanded recycling program, a SERF representative will contact every department and inform its
contact person about the proper procedures for getting paper into the recycling stream.
Grant said the keys to the success
of the program will be education and
user participation.
"Recycling is the natural way to
go," he said. "This is one area where
we certainly can make an impact."
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Opening ceremony
set for Open House
On Friday, Mar. 9, there
will be an opening ceremony for Open House on
Main Mall in front of the
Henry Angus Building at
noon. (Exhibits will open at
10 a.m.) Chancellor Leslie
Peterson, chair of the 75th
anniversary year celebrations. President David
Strangway, honorary patrons, AMS President Kurt
Preinsperg and other VIPs
are scheduled to take part.
After the opening addresses in front of Angus, the
ceremony will move down
the mall to Fairview Grove,
near the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Lab, where
75 trees will be planted to
commemorate the
university's anniversary. The
Magee High School band
will take part in the opening
ceremony. Following the
tree planting, various honored guests will act as celebrity chefs at the Science
Faculty's salmon barbecue
in front of the Chemistry
Building on University Boulevard.
Anyone interested in
computers will be in heaven
during Open House. The
Computer Science Department will display the multiple simultaneous function
Next computer and the
HyperCard multimedia
presentation package for
Macintosh computers. The
Psychology Department will
have therapy and stress
management techniques
available from Eliza, their
computerized therapist. If
you've ever wondered
what your handwriting says
about you, take advantage of the Department of
Language Education's
computer analysis.
Learning a new language can be easy and
fun if you have a good tutor. The Department of
Germanic Studies will have
a user-friendly computer
that may be just what you
need. And an exhibit by
the Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration
will present you with a product and a market, challenge you to devise a marketing plan and then let you
know how successful you
were. Who knows — you
may discover you have a
flair for business. If you
don't, and go bankrupt,
you can always go back
and pour your troubles out
to Eliza.
Ice cream can be a
lovely treat, but it may not
be the best thing for us.
The Department of Food
Science may be giving us
a healthy taste of the future when they serve up
samples of soy-based ice
cream at their Open
House exhibit. After you've
tried that, you'll want to
check out the Dentistry
Faculty's display on proper
brushing and flossing techniques and take home
one of their free toothbrushes.
If you're not sure
whether you should even,
be eating ice cream, you
can have your circulation,
breathing and brain/
muscle function tested by
the Physiology Department.
And if you find you need
to shape up a little, head
over to Sportsfest at the
War Memorial Gym for
expert advice on fitness
and recreation activities
that will suit your lifestyle. If
their displays on sports from
hang gliding to windsurfing
get you into a shapeup
program, you may even
be able to eat all of the
ice cream you want.
You can still sign up for
the Open House volunteer
team. Information persons, tour guides and
stage and site managers
are needed for a variety
of shifts and venues, and
everyone helping out will
receive an official volunteer t-shirt.
For more information or
to join the team, call Michelle Hopkins at 228-4989.
Most classes at UBC
have been cancelled for
Friday, Mar. 9, the first day
of Open House. For students, faculty and staff this
provides a great opportunity to bring friends and
relatives onto campus to
see what you do and tour
the various exhibits together. UBCREPORTS Feb.22.1990
February 25-
March 10
MONDAY, FEB. 26   j
Studies Lecture
The Mosaics of the Great
Mosque at Damascus.
G.S. Hellenkemper, Bonn
Museum. Lasserre 104 at
12:30pm. Call 228-2889.
Creative Writing Lecture
After the Ball: A Journalist's View of Ethics, Business, and our Global Role in the
I990's. Moira Johnston, BC author and
journalist. Buchanan A102 at 12:30pm.
Call 228-2712.
institute of Asian
Research Seminar
"Local Entrepreneurship in Singapore:
Private and State". Dr. Lee, Economics/
Statistics, National U. of Singapore, visiting Assoc. Prof., Commerce. Asian
Centre 604 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-
Biochemistry Seminar
The PufX Gene Is Required For Photosynthetic Growth in Rhodobacter
Sphaeroides. Dr. Joseph Farchaus,
Membrane Biochem., Max Planck Inst.,
Martinsreid, Germany. IRC #4 at 3:45pm.
Call 228-6896.
Pediatric Research
Seminar Series
Development Of A Versatile Rat Model For Electro-
And Pharmacological-
Stimulation Studies. N.F.
Kaula, Biomedical Eng., Urology, U. of
Calif., San Francisco. University Hospital,
Shaughnessy Site, D-308 at 12 noon.
Refreshments at 11:45. Call 875-2492.
Astronomy Seminar
Hel 10830 And Duplicity In S-Stars. Dr.
Jeff Brown, U. of Washington. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Refreshments
at 3:30. Call 228-4134/2267.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar
Telerobotic Application In Heavy Machinery Control. P. Lawrence, Prof., Electrical
Eng. Civil and Mechanical Eng. 1202 at
3:30pm. Call 228-6200.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Sustained Resonance In Very Slowly
Oscillatory Hamiltonian Systems. Dr.
David L Bosley, Applied Math., U. of
Washington, Seattle. Mathematics 229 at
3:45pm. Call 228-4584.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Concepts of Chromosome Imprinting
Applied to Human Genetic Disorders With
Emphasis On The Fragile X Syndrome
And Huntington's Disease. Dr. Charles
Laird, Zoology, U. of Washington, IRC #4
at 8am. Refreshments at 7:45. 228-5311.
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nolaterthannoononWednesday, Feb. 28 to theCommunityRelationsOffice,6328MemorialRd.,Room207, OldAdministration
Building. For more information call 228-3131. Notices exceeding 35 words may be edited.
History Lecture
The Revisionism Game: World War I And
The Beginning Of Modernist History. Dr.
Gordong Martel, International History,
Royal Roads Military College. Buchanan
A102 at 12:30pm. Call 228-2561.
Geography Colloquium
Asian Settlement In Vancouver And Seattle: A Tale Of Two Cities. Prof J. Mercer, Geog. U. of Victoria. Geography 200
at 3:30pm. Call 228-6959.
Economics Department
Financial Institutions During The Industrial Revolution. Larry Neal, U. of Illinois.
Host: Prof. Don Paterson. Brock 351
from 4-5:30pm. Call 228-2876.
Statistics Seminar
Data Analysis Using Smoothing Splines.
Dr. Douglas Nychka, Statistics, North
Carolina State U. Ponderosa Annex C102
at 4pm. Call 228-3595.
Botany Seminar
Regulation Of Nitrate Reductase In Maize Leaves
And Roots. Dr. Ann Oaks,
Botany, U. of Guelph.
BioSciences 2000 at
12:30pm. Call 228-2133.
Botany/Soil Science Seminar
Why Legumes Help Cereals Grow. Dr.
Ann Oaks, see above. BioSciences 2000
at 12:30pm. Call 228-2133.
Lectures in Modern Chemistry
On The Road To Organometallic Rigid
Rods: It's Not How Long You Make It, It's
How You Make It Long. Dr. T. Marder,
Chemistry, U. of Waterloo. Chemistry
B250 at 1pm. Refreshments at 12:40.
Call 228-3266.
Christian Forum
Lecture and Discussion: Christianity And
The Media. E. Norman, CBC music producer. Buchanan Penthouse at 4:30pm.
Refreshments at 4:15. Call 228-3112.
Office for Women
Students Workshop
One-session workshop on Resume Writing. Free admission. Registration required. Brock 223 from 12:30-2:20pm.
Call 228-2415.
UBC African Students Association
Africa In The 90s: Development, Politics And The
Structural Adjustment Program. Key
Speakers: E. Morah, Planning and M.
Addo, Agricultural Economics. Grad
Centre Garden Room at 12:30pm. Call
Economics CNP Seminar
Coal and Coal Transportation. Bill Waters, Commerce. Hosts: Alice Nakamura
and Harry J. Paarsch. Brock Hall 351
from 4-5:30pm. Call 228-2876.
Hispanic/Kalian Studies Lecture
La Negra Luce: Savagery,.Enlightenment
And Pasolini's Third World. Dr. Chris
Bongie, Killam Post-doctoral Fellow,
Comparative Literature, UBC. Buchanan
B320 at 12:30pm. Call 228-2268.
Regent College Special Lecture
Shaping A Genuine Evangelical Ethic.
David Gill, President, New College,
Berkeley, CA. Regent College 100 from
11am-12noon. Call 224-3245.
Campus Ministry Service
Ash Wednesday Ecumenical Worship
Service. Scarfe 2127 at 12:30pm. Call
Religious Studies Lecture
Men Amongst Gods And Heroes: The
Divinity Of Alexander The Great.
Dr.Robert Stoops, Liberal Studies, Western Washington U. Lasserre 105 at
12:30pm. Call 228-6322.
Orthopaedics Grand
Recent Trends And Developments In The Use Of Tri-
Axial Isodynamic Dyna-
mometry In The Quantification Of Lumbar
Function. Guest:Dr. C. Cooke, EdD. Administrator, Functional Evaluation Unit,
Workers Compensation Board. Chairman
Dr. R.W. McGraw. Eye Care Centre Auditorium at 7:30am. Call 875-4646.
Pharmacology Seminar
Molecular Mechanics Of Arterial Elastin.
Prof. John Gosline, Zoology, UBC. IRC
#5 from 11:30am-12:30pm. Call 228-
UBC Noon Hour Concert
Lawrence Cherney, oboe, and Edward
Norman, organ. Tickets $2 at the door.
Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 228-
Women in Development Lecture
Women's Labour In The Sex Tour Industry In Southeast Asia. Jyoti Sanghera,
Sociology/Anthropology, SFU. Asian
Centre Seminar Rm. 604 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 228-5875.
Economics Departmental
Noncooperative Tax Harmonization. Neil
Bruce, Queen's U. Host: Prof. John
Kesselman. Brock Hall 351 from 4-
5:30pm. Call 228-2876.
Psychology Colloquium
Brain Mechanisms of Sound Localization.
Dr. Mark Konish, Calif. Inst, of Technology. Kenny Bldg. 2510 at 4:30pm. Call
Physics Colloquium
Measurements On The ZO Boson. Ger-
son Goldhaber, Lawrence Livermore
Laboratory. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call
Social/Ed ucationalStudies
Childhoods Revisited Series
Vancouver Boyhoods. Frank Hardwick,
Prof. Emeritus; Roland Lewis, Graduate
student; Alister Cumming, Language Ed.
Scarfe 209 from 12:30-2pm. Call 228-
UBC Stage Band
Frederick Stride, director. Free admission. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call
UBC Mixed Chamber Ensembles
Free Admission.   Music Recital Hall at
8pm. Call 228-3113.
FRIDAY, MAR. 2     j
Sciences Seminar
From the Series. The Biology And Physics Of Population Regulation In The Sea.
Brian Rothschild, U. of Maryland. BioSciences 2361 at 3:30pm. Call 228-2731.
Forestry Seminar
From the Series. Forest Tenures In BC:
Some Problems And Solutions. Dr. David
Haley, Head, Forest Resources Mgmt.,
UBC. MacMillan 166 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 228-2727.
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
The Secoflex Swiss Water Process/Absorption Studies On The Water Decaf-
feination Of Coffee Beans. Linda Hou,
Graduate student, Chem. Eng, UBC.
Chem. Eng. 206 at 3:30pm. Call 228-
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Sore Knees And Flat Feet. D.B. Clement,
Assoc. Prof/Co-Director, Allan McGavin
Sports Medicine Centre, UBC. G.F. Strong
Rehab. Centre Auditorium at 9am. Call
875-2117, loc.7107/7118.
Hispanic/Italian Studies Lecture
Argentina And Uruguay: Fiction And Politics In The 80s. Prof. Richard A. Young,
Romance Languages, U. of Alberta.
Buchanan A202 at 12:30pm. Call 228-
UBC Chamber Singers
Cortland Hultberg, director. Free admission, two performances. Music Recital
Hall at 12:30pm and 8pm. Call 228-3113.
UBC African Students
Association Exhibit/Sale
Theme: African Heritage: The Old And
The New. Wildlife photography, crafts
and display of CUSO paintings. Sub
Concourse from 10am-4pm. Call 733-
Regent College Teachers'
The Christian In Education. R.Paul Stevens, Cathie. Nicol), Walter C. Wright, Jr
andWilliam and Marilynne Gray. Couple
$35, individual $20, students, $12 each.
Free parking. Regent College Main Floor
Auditorium from 9am-4pm. Call 224-3245.
Continuing Education In
Social Work Workshop
Family Violence In The Urban Aboriginal
Community: An Integrated Approach.
Elizabeth Hill, MSW and Asst. Prof., Social Work, U. of Manitoba. Fee: $50/$30.
Registration required. School of Social
Work Lecture Hall A from 9am-4pm. Call
Museum of Anthropology
Children's Story Hour
Chinese Tales, Myths and Legends. Lis
Nygaard, Graduate student in Children's
Literature, UBC. Free with museum admission. Children aged 3-6 must be accompanied by an adult. MOA Orientation
Area at 11am. Call 228-5087.
Faculty Women's
Club Social Evening
Easy pattern dancing, table
games and refreshments.
Husbands and guests wel
come. Admission, $7 per person. Cecil
Green Park House at 7:30pm. Call 224-
UBC African Students
Association Benefit Dance
Proceeds for Africa. Music by African
Heritage. International House from 7pm-
1am. Call 733-0711.
SUNDAY, MAR. 4   j
Music at the
Museum of
Chamber  Music Series.
Cornucopia Brass Ensemble - Brass Quintet. Free with museum admission: adults $3, students
$1.50. Great Hall of the Museum at
2:30pm. Call 228-5087.
MONDAY, MAR. 5   j
BC Cancer Research
Centre Seminar
Exploring Ribozymes As Therapeutic
Agents In Viral Diseases And Cancer. Dr.
John Rossi, Molecular Genetics, Beck-
mann Research Inst, of the City of Hope,
Duarte, Calif. BCCRC Lecture Theatre,
601 W. 10th Ave., from 12noon-1pm. Call
Pediatric Research Seminar
Hyperammonemia: A Diagnosis And Nutritional Management. Dr. Howard Parsons, Pediatrics, U. of Calgary, Alta. University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site, D308
at12noon. Refreshments at ll:45am. Call
General/Comparative Physiology
Winter Seminar Series
Regulation Of Cytosolic Ca++ By Cardiac
Sarcolemma. Dr. G. Tibbits, Kinesiology,
SFU. IRC #5 at 4:45pm. Call 228-2083,
Loc. 2083.
Biochemistry Seminar
Extending Nature's Alphabet: New Base
Pairs For Nuclei Acids. Dr. Steve Withers, Chemistry, UBC. IRC#4 at 3:45pm.
Call 228-3402.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar
Finite Element Applications In Ship Hydrodynamics. Alejandro Allieve, PhD. student. Fatigue Cracking In Lumber Band
Saw Blades. Hong Tao Lu, MASc. student. Civil/Mechanical Engineering 1202
at 3:30pm. Call 228-6200.
Economics Departmental
Estimating Euler Equations From Linear
Quadratic Models. Allan Gregory, Queen's
U. Host: Prof. Harry J. Paarsch. Brock
Hall 351 from 4-5:30pm. Call 228-2876.
Faculty Development
Project Seminar
Evaluation Of Teaching To Enhance Performance: Seminar For Heads. UBC Drs.
F.B. St. Clair, French; J.D. Forbes, Commerce; Dr. G.G. Page, Health Sciences
and H.J. Rosengarten, English. Scarfe
1326 from 4-5:30pm. Call 222-5249.
UBC Percussion Ensemble
John Rudolph, director. Free admission.
Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 228-
Botany Seminar
Upper North Wakashan Ethnobotany And
Folk Rant Classification. Brian Compton,
PhD. candidate, Botany, UBC. BioSciences 2000 at 1230pm. Call 228-2133. UBC REPORTS Feb. 22.1990
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
Studies Of Surface Structures: Was The
Surface Invented By The Devil? Dr. K.A.R.
Mitchell, Chemistry, UBC. Chemistry B250
at 1pm. Refreshments from 12:40pm.
Call 228-3266.
'     Electrical Engineering Seminar
*- The Design Of High Power Base Drive
Circuits. Dr. Rory Prest, GEC, Rand Afrikaans U. MacLeod Bldg. 410 at 1:30pm.
Call W.G. Dunford at 228-6660.
Statistics Seminar
Testing The Minimal Repair Assumption
In a Repairable System. Dr. M. Hollander,
-r Stats, Florida State U. and U. of Washington. Ponderosa Annex C-102 at 4pm.
Call 228-2829.
Medical Genetics
Neural Tube Defects As A
Model Of Congenital
Anomalies. Dr. Judith Hall,
Dir. of Clinical Services,
UBC at Grace Hospital. IRC
Call 228-5311.
Med. Gen.
#4 at 8am.
Office For Women
Students Workshop
One-session workshop. Job Hunting.
Free admission. Registration required.
Brock 106 from 12:30-2:20pm. Call 228-
Women In Development Lecture
Women's Life Histories From Northern
Canada: Explaining New Changes With
Old Stories. Julie Cruikshank, Anthropology, UBC. Geography 223 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 228-5875.
Museum Of Anthropology
Lecture Series
Artists And Their Practices. Alison
McAlpine, writer and director of Yat-ah:
Chilcotin Sky, talks about her play and its
implications. Freeadmission. MOA Theatre Gallery at 7:30pm. Call 228-5087.
J.V. Clyne Lectures
Sociology Seminar
From Arranged Marriage To Love Match
In Urban China. Prof. Martin Whyte, Soc.,
U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Anthropology/
Sociology 207/209 at 3:30pm. Call 228-
J.V. Clyne Lectures
Sociology Lecture
What Sort Of Family Is Suited To Post-
Industrial Society? Prof., Martin Whyte,
Soc., U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Buchanan A-106 at 12:30pm. Call 228-5657.
Ecology Seminars
Starvation Risk And Optimal Diet Selection In A Generalist Herbivore: The White-
Tailed Deer. Oswald Schmitz, UBC. BioSciences 2449 at 4:40pm. Refreshments
in Hut B-8 from 4:10pm. Call 228-2731.
English Poetry
Al Purdy.   Sponsored by
The    Canada    Council.
Buchanan    A204    from
12:30-1:20pm. Call 228-5129/2943.
Hispanic/Kalian Studies
Video Presentation
The Medici And Palazzo Vecchio: Republican And Ducal Florence. In English, 50
minutes. Buchanan A-202 at 12:30pm.
Call 228-2268.
Pharmacology Seminar
Cardiac and Sarcoplasmic Reticulum
Function in Thyroidectomized and Diabetic Rats. Shawn Black, PhD. candidate, Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC. IRC
#5 from 11:30am-12:30pm. Call 228-
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Pelvic Fractures In Motor Vehicle Accidents: Biomechanics and Prevention.
Chairman: Dr. G.D. McPherson. Eye Care
Centre Auditorium at 7:30am. Call 875-
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Quantization Of Bihamiltonian Systems.
Dr. John Verosky, Math, Western Washington U., Bellingham, Wash. Mathematics 229 at 3:45pm. Call 228-4584.
Regent College Special Lecture
Where Is Regent College Going? Dr.
Walter C. Wright, Jr., Pres. Regent Coll.
100 from 11 am-12noon. Call 224-3245.
Noon Hour Concert
John Rudolph, percussion; Kathleen
Rudolph, flute; Rena Sharon, piano. Tickets $2 at the door. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. Call 228-3113.
Fifth Annual Psychiatry
Research Day
Presentations On Basic Sciences And
Clinical Research. Psychiatry Lecture
Theatre, Detwiller Pavilion from 8:30am-
4:40pm. Guest Lecture: Positron Emission Tomography Studies Of The Functional Anatomy Of Learning And Memory.
Dr. Per Roland, Clinical Brain Research/
PET, Karolinska Sjukhuset. PLT,
Detwiller, from 9-10am. Call 228-7377.
Breast Self Exam Teaching Clinic
Sponsored by UBC Student Health Service and The Canadian Cancer Society.
Private, confidential instruction. Open to
all students, staff and faculty. Stud. Health
Sen/., University Hospital, UBC site, Rm.
334, Main Floor from 5:30-7:30pm. Appointments, call 228-7011. Drop-ins also
Psychology Colloquium
Studies Of Implicit Cognition. Dr. John
Kihlstrom, U. of Arizona. Angus 210 at
4pm.-Call 228-2755. <"
Physics Colloquium
Probability Theory As Logic. E. Jaynes,
Physics, Washington U., St. Louis. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 228-6533/3853.
Tg^^™   J.V. Clyne Lectures
K^^k.   Sociology Lecture
Hh^ Cultural Conflicts In Con-
^^^^ temporary China. Prof.
™""^"™ Martin Whyte, Soc., U. of
Michigan, Ann Arbor. Buchanan A-106 at
12:30pm. Call 228-5675.
Institute Of Asian Research
Brown Bag Seminar
The Secrets Of The Taj Mahal: Computer
Graphics Verified Design Criteria. Ron
Lane-Smith, Visiting scholar. Asian Centre
604 at 12:30pm. Call 228-4688.
Planning Lecture Series
Negotiation In Sustainable Development:
BC Training And Research. Marje Bur-
dine, Centre Conflict Resolution Training,
Justice Inst. BC; Andrew Pirie, Inst. Dispute Resolution, U. of Vic; Hoseph Weiler,
Nemetz Centre Dispute Resolution, UBC.
Lasserre 102 at 12:30pm. Call 228-5725.
Student Composers Concert
Free admission. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. Call 228-3113.
Collegium Musicum
John Sawyer and Moma Russell, directors. Free admission. Music Recital Hall
at 8pm. Call 228-3113.
Sciences Seminar
Direct And Indirect Effects Of Predation:
Experimental Studies With Crucian Carp,
A Fugitive Fish In Finland. Bill Tonn, U. of
Alberta. BioSciences 2361 at 3:30pm.
Call 228-2731.
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Novel Estimation Of Unknown Parameters In Gas Absorber Design. Thorat Pin-
tola, graduate student, Chem. Eng., UBC.
Chem. Eng. Bldg. 206 at 3:30pm. Call
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Cochlear Implant In Children: What Is It?
Who Is It For? BC Children's Hospital
Hearing Disorders Program Team. G.F.
Strong Rehab. Centre Auditorium, 26th
and Laurel at 9am. Call 875-2117, loc.
Institute of Asian
Research Seminar
From the series: Worklife
In Japan: Past And Present. Life In Japan's Coal
Mines: 1900-1930. Dr. Burton, research
assoc, IAR, currently researching the
Japanese coal industry. Asian Centre
seminar room 604 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 228-4688.
Creative Writing Reading
Margo Livesay, fiction writer reads from
her new novel, Homework. Free admission. Buchanan Penthouse at 12:30pm.
Call 228-2712.
Collegium Musicum
John Sawyer and Moma Russell, directors. Free admission. Music Recital Hall
at 12:30pm. Call 228-3113.
UBC Stage Band/Jazz Quintet
Frederick Stride, director. Free admission. Music Recital Hall at 8pm. Call 228-
Centre for Continuing
Education Workshop
Nutrition For Women. Vasanto Crawford,
Reg. Dietician/Nutritional Counsellor.
Designed for the premenopausal woman
of today. Fee: $50. Health Sciences
Psych. Unit 2N A&B from 9:30am-4:30pm.
Call 222-5238.
Sat. Mar. 3
China's Student Demonstrations: Their Social Roots. Prof. Martin K. Whyte, Sociology, U. of
Michigan(Ann Arbor).
Sat. Mar. 10
Television Drama in Canada: The End Of
The Line? Mr. Philip Keatley, Drama Development Dept., CBC, Vancouver.
All lectures at 8:15 pm in IRC #2.
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^Str vantMatti by Bertolt Brecht.
""""""^ Director, Arne Zaslove.
Wed. Mar. 7 to Sat. Mar. 17. (No performance Sunday.) Reservations recommended. Curtain time, 8pm. Tickets from
FWT 207 or call 228-2678.
Hispanic/Italian Studies
Annual Play
La Villana De Getafe by Lope de Vega.
Departmental yearly production, in Spanish. Free admission. International House
Upper Lounge Mar. 9-10. Curtain time,
8pm. Call 228-2268
G. Peter Kaye Lecture
Series at VST
Theme: The Practice of Speech; The Prospect of Faith. Guest lecturer: Walter
Brueggemann, prof, of Old Testament,
Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Ga. Mar. 5: If God Be For Us at
12:30pm; I Don't Get Angry, 7:30pm. Mar.
6: I have A Dream at 12:30pm; While I
Have A Life, 7:30pm. Admission free.
Vancouver School of Theology Epiphany
Chapel, 6050 Chancellor Blvd. Call 228-
Graduate Student Conference
Revising Comparative Literature. Keynote speaker: Prof. E.D. Blodgett, Comp.
Lit, U. of Alberta. Also papers by grad
students from both Canada and the US.
Grad Student Centre Banquet Hall, March
9-10 from 9am-6pm. Call 228-5157.
Centre for Continuing Education
Short Courses
Library Research Made Easier. Sheryl
Adam, BA.MLS, UBC Main Library. The
basics steps of library research. Fee:
$85. Thursdays, March 1-29. Main Library 844 from 7-9:30pm. Call 222-5237.
Mind and Money Seminar. Alan Jacques,
Vancouver-based financial planning seminar leader. Explore ways to manage, invest and enjoy money. Fee: $150. Sat.
Mar. 10 from 9am-5pm and Wed. Mar. 14
from 7:30-10pm. Family/Nutritional Sciences 40. Call 222-5237.
Lecture Series
Spirit Of The Place: Aboriginal Rock Paintings (Pictographs) In Southern BC. Chris
Arnett, Archaeological Society of BC, Canadian Rock Art Research Associates.
Tuesdays, Mar. 6-Apr. 10. Lasserre 105
from 7:30-9:30pm. Call 222-5237.
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Every Tuesday (including holidays) from
12:30-2pm, University Hospital, UBC site,
Room 311 (through Lab Medicine from
Main Entrance). Call 873-1018 (24-hour
Help Line).
UBC Speakers
More than 200 faculty and
professional staff available
to speak to your group,
usually free of charge.
Topics range from The Psychology of
Winning to Endangered wildlife in BC.
Call 228-6167.
International House
Volunteers Needed
English tutors to assist non-English speaking students. Application forms available
at International House. Call Jenise Yue/
Donald Ng at 228-5021.
Sleep Disorders Study
Volunteers 18-45 years suffering from
Chronic Insomnia needed for a study on
sleep-promoting medication (hypnotics).
Must be available to sleep overnight at a
lab for 5 nights. Call Carmen Ramirez at
Psychology Study
Individuals 25 years and older are required
for a research project on colour vision
changes during adulthood. Visual testing
takes about 2 hours. Kenny Bldg. 3302.
Call 228-6220.
Career Development Study
Research study on communication between parents and adolescents regarding
career and educational choices. Adolescents aged 12-19 and one parent needed
to participate in an interview. Call Dr.
Richard Young at 228-6380.
Hypertension in Pregnancy
Pregnant women, concerned about their
blood pressure, are invited to participate.
The study compares relaxation training
with standard medical treatment (own physician). Call Dr. Wolfgang Linden at 228-
Daily Rhythms Study
Volunteers needed, aged 30-40 and living
with a heterosexual partner, to keep a
daily journal (average 5 min. daily) for 4
months. Participants will look for patterns
in their physical and social experiences.
Call Jessica McFarlane at 228-5121.
Post Polio Study
Persons with polio needed for functional
assessment and possible training programs. Elizabeth Dean, PhD, School of
Rehabilitation Medicine. Call 228-7392.
Multiple Sclerosis Study
Persons with mild to moderately severe
MS needed for study on exercise responses. Elizabeth Dean, PhD, School of
Rehab. Medicine. Call 228-7392.
Back Pain Research
Volunteers needed for magnetic resonance imaging of healthy spines-men and
women aged 18-60, non-pregnant, no
pacemakers, no intracranial clips and no
metal fragments in the eye. University
Hospital employees excluded. Call June
8am - 4pm, Monday-Thursday at 228-
Psychology Study
Opinions of teenage girts and their parents on important issues surfacing in family life. Volunteers needed: 13-19 year old
girls and one or both of their parents. Call
Lori Taylor at 733-0711.
Sexual Harassment Office
Two advisors are available to discuss
questions and concerns on the subject.
They are prepared to help any member of
the UBC community who is being sexually
harassed to find a satisfactory resolution.
Call Margaretha Hoek or Jon Shapiro at
Statistical Consulting
and Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the Department of
Statistics to provide statistical advice to
faculty and graduate students working on
research problems. Call 228-4037. Forms
for appointments available in Room 210,
Ponderosa Annex C.
To find an interesting and challenging volunteer job, get in touch with Volunteer
Connections, Student Counselling and
Resources Centre, Brock Hall 200 or call
Walter Gage Toastmasters
Public Speaking Club Meetings.
Speeches and tabletopics. Guests welcome. Wednesdays in SUB at 7:30pm.
Call Sulan at 597-8754.
Late afternoon curling.
Experienced curlers and
those wishing to learn are
welcome. Thunderbird,
Tuesdays, 5:15-7:15.  Call
Paul Willing, 228-3560 or Alex Finlayson,
738-7698 (eve.)
Badminton Club
Faculty, staff and grad student Badminton
Club meets Thursdays, 8:30-10:30pm and
Fridays, 6:30-8:30pm in Gym A of the
Robert Osborne Sports Centre. Fees,
$15 until April with valid UBC Library card.
Call Bernard at 731-9966.
Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education and Recreation,
through the John M. Buchanan Fitness
and Research Centre, is administering a
physical fitness assessment program.
Students, $25, others $30. Call 228-4356.
Surplus Equipment
Recycling Facility
All surplus items. Every Wednesday,
noon-3pm. Task Force BkJg. 2352 Health
Sciences Mall. Call 228-2813.
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
Located west of the Education Building.
Free admission. Open all year. Families
interested in planting, weeding and watering in the garden, call Jo-Anne Naslund at
434-1081 or 228-3767.
Botanical Garden
Open every day from 10am-3pm. until
mid-March. Free admission.
Nitobe Garden
Open Monday to Friday, 10am-3pm until
mid-March. Free admission. UBCREPORTS Feb.22.1990       6
Preparing for Open House
Many people are working long and hard
to make Open House a success, but few
can claim the bragging rights of Mark
Mauthner and Jack Whittles.
Their task: sort through and classify a
small mountain of rocks, minerals and
shells — 30 tons of it
Mauthner and Whittles are just two of
the hundreds of faculty, staff and students
who are volunteering for Open House 1990.
The two undergrad geology students
spent 400 hours sifting through the huge
crates of material recently donated to the
M.Y. Williams Geology Museum. The best
will be kept by the museum, the rest sold
to Open House visitors.
"It was an enormous job," said museum
curator Joe Nagel, "but now there will be
literally tons of minerals and fossil specimens available for sale."
From Cecil Green House to the Triumf
cyclotron, people are organizing, arranging, making phone calls, setting up displays, constructing models and baking
cinnamon buns as the university prepares
to welcome tens of thousands of guests to
campus March 9 to 11.
Facing one of the most massive jobs is
Food Services, the department charged
with the task of feeding thousands of ravenous families.
Past experience has shown that busy
visitors, who are trying to pack in as many
of the 400-plus Open House activities and
displays as they can, don't have time to
wait in line for a spot at an overcrowded
"People don't want to dine in, they just
want to pick up and go," said Shirley Louie,
associate director of Food Services.
To help them grab that quick snack,
Food Services is ordering extra food, hiring temporary staff and setting up special
booths and mobile units everywhere from
the Museum of Anthropology to the War
Memorial Gym and the Bookstore.
They are also preparing treats such as
Photo by Media Services
Forestry students have spent 500 hours constructing this relief map ofthe Stein Valley. Here, students Tahl Lunoch (left) and Keith IwasaJti
work on the project. The model will be on display in the MacMillan building.
outdoor barbecues and a 75th anniversary
cake baked in UBC's official colors, a gold
cake topped with blue icing.
Meanwhile, forestry students are putting the finishing touches on a massive
model ofthe Stein Valley watershed. Associate Professor John Worrall, Forest Sciences, said 12 students have put in 500
hours on the model, which depicts the
560,000-hectare watershed in great detail.
Visitors will ponder a list of resource
management options for the controversial
watershed — battleground of loggers,
environmentalists and Native people—and
vote on their preference.
In Plant Science, students and green
house staff are stuffing 2,500 plastic tubes
with soil and seeding them with yellow
cucumber. The seedlings will be given
away to visitors, said Professor Victor
The library is working hard on the 75th
anniversary theme of Open House. Staff
are creating historical multimedia and
photo displays. Sedgewick reference librarian Martha Whitehead is looking for period clothing from 1915 to 1960 for a display of Undergraduates Through the Ages.
The library's Information and Orientation
Services is seeking memorabilia from 1915,
especially if it relates to the university or
Classified advertising can be purchased from Media Services. Phone
228-4775. Ads placed by faculty and staff cost $6 per insertion for 35
words. Others are charged $7. Monday, Feb. 26at4p.m. isthedeadline
for the next issue of UBC Reports which appears on Thursday, March 8.
Deadline for the following edition on March 22 is 4 p.m. Monday, March
12. All ads must be paid in advance in cash, by cheque or internal
professional looking results with WP5
and HP Deskjet Plus printer. Editing
and proofreading. Competitive rates.
Pickup and delivery available at extra
cost. West End location. Call Suzanne
effective reports, media or internal articles hire a professional writer for $35/
hour. Published in international magazines and with five years of corporate
writing experience. Samples available.
Wordworks (604) 732-6008.
VICTORIA REAL ESTATE: Experienced, knowledgeable realtor with faculty references will answer all queries
and send information on retirement
or investment opportunities. No cost
or obligation. Call collect (604) 595-
3200. Lois Dutton, REMAX Ports
West, Victoria, B.C.
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Experienced English PhD Student will
edit your MS, thesis, novel, etc for spelling grammar and general style, 536-
NOTARY PUBLIC: for all your Notarial Services including Wills, Conveyancing and Mortgages, contact Pauline
Matt, 4467 Dunbar St., (at 28th &
Dunbar), Vancouver, B.C. Telephone
(604) 222-9994.
WANTED: Car pool or ride most days
before 7:15 am. Champlain Heights to
UBC Phone evenings - 434-4655 (Jim).
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dodged and shaded to your exact
specifications. High quality papers in
matte or high gloss finish. We can
get the best from your sub-standard
negative. Great prices, an 8x10 custom enlargement just $5.70! call
Media Services Photography at 228-
4775. (3rd floor LPC, 2206 East Mall).
Photo by Media Services
Graduate student Ed Charter shows off an apparatus used to
recover an enzyme from egg whites which is used in cheese
making. It is on display at the Department of Bio-Resource
Free parking,
good food
await visitors
Parking, food, directions and hospitality
will be plentiful at UBC during Open House
Five information kiosks, where event
programs will be available, will be located
around the campus to help visitors find
their way to more than 400 events and displays.
The main kiosk will be located in front
ofthe Bookstore, at the intersection of East
Mall and University Boulevard. Others
will be found at University Boulevard and
West Mall, Main Mall and Memorial Road,
Main Mall and Agronomy Road and at the
Student Union Building.
Visitors can drive onto campus and park
for free in any of the university's visitor
lots, including the "B" lots located at the
south end of the campus, and at the Student Union Building, Health Sciences and
Fraser River parkades.
A shuttle bus service will transport visitors to and from parking lots and around
the inner campus. Shuttle service to south
campus and parking areas will leave every
half hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from the
main information kiosk in front ofthe Bookstore and the Agronomy Road kiosk.
Inner campus shuttles will leave the
main information kiosk every 20 minutes.
St. John Ambulance first aid services
will be available at the main information
kiosk and will be accessible from any of
the other information kiosks.
Child care and babysitting will be available at Kids' World at the Osborne Centre
for a fee of $1 per child, per hour — to a
maximum of four hours. Lost children can
be taken to any information kiosk. From
there, they'll be taken to a central location
on campus.
Visitors will be able to dine at 10 restaurant locations around campus. Among the
See DIRECTION on Page 7 UBCREPORTS Feb.22.1990
Some special events
The largest university open house in
Canada will feature a jam-packed program
of exhibits and special events from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m., Mar. 9., 10 and 11. Highlights
• Solar and Star Viewing
One peek through the world-class telescope at the Astronomical Observatory will
give you a new perspective on the universe. Head to the Geophysics and Astronomy Building anytime during the three
• Lectures by David Suzuki
David Suzuki will lecture on Travels with
Paiakon—Adventures with an Amazonian
Indian and show slides of the spectacular
Amazon rain forest Lectures will be in
Woodward IRC #2,4 p.m. on Friday and 1
p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
• Books and Bargains
at the Main Library
You can access a world of information
through the UBC library system, including the newspaper headlines from the day
you were born. There will be a used book
sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and
Sunday in the Map foyer of the Main library.
• Sportsfest
There will be an array of sports and
recreation displays at the War Memorial
Gym all three days of Open House. You
can see exhibits on everything from hang
gliding to windsurfing. Have your fitness
level tested and get tips from UBC sports
• Canadian Astronaut
Steve MacLean
Steve MacLean will speak Friday and
Saturday at 11 a.m. in Woodward IRC #2.
Friday he will speak on what it takes to
become an astronaut and Saturday on his
research aboard the April, 1991 Space
• Experience the Sensations
of an Earthquake
Civil Engineering will have a seismic
simulator on display to re-create the sensations of last October's San Francisco earthquake. Come to Rm. 1005 ofthe Civil and
Mechanical Engineering Building any time
during Open House to either trigger the
quake or be in it
• Kids'World
There will be face-painting, story-telling,
Science World, Imagination Market, entertainers and more at Kids' World in the
Direction signs
posted on campus
Continued from Page 6
many Food Services locations that will be
open are the Barn Coffee Shop on Main
Mall, Subway Cafeteria in the Student Union Building, and Yum Yum's under the
Old Auditorium.
Specialty wagons serving hot dogs, popcorn, UBC cinnamon buns and 75th anniversary cake will be dotted around campus.
Directional signs will be posted at major
intersections on campus. Inside buildings,
signs will point the way to individual events
and displays.
And while visitors wait to view displays,
street entertainers — wandering bards,
jugglers and musicians — will keep them
Osborne Gym during all three days of Open
House. The Education Faculty will also
have interactive games and the histories of
different games.
• Mock Trials from
the Law Faculty
The Law Faculty's mock trials will feature elementary school students acting out
court cases based on fairy tales. Performances will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on
Friday and Saturday.
• Chemistry Magic Show
The mad scientists of the Chemistry
Department will put on their entertaining
magic show every hour. Shows will be in
the Chemistry Building, Rm. 150 at 10 a.m.,
noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and in Rm. 250 at
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., all three days.
The last show on Sunday will be at 3 p.m.
• Physics Olympics
Teams of students from B.C. high
schools will compete in this fun and educational event all day Saturday in the Scarfe
• Computer Therapy
for Modern Stress
Pour your troubles out to Eliza, the Psychology Department's computer therapist,
then let her train you in stress management, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., all three days
in Rm. 3008 ofthe Kenny Building. There
will also be a hall of illusions on the main
floor of the building.
These are just some ofthe highlights of
Open House. Once you see the range of
exhibits and lectures available, all you have
to do is decide which to visit first See you
at Open House.
A youngster plays Goldilocks in the trial of Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the Law
Faculty Moot Court at Open House in 1987.
Facts about
Open House
Here's a sampling of interesting facts about some UBC
attractions—yours to explore while visiting Open House, or
any of the 75th anniversary year-long celebrations.
Visitors to the UBC campus can enjoy more than 12,000
different plant species growing in the Botanical Garden ranging from the smallest alpines measuring one centimetre to
giant evergreens standing at 35 metres.
Rhododendron lovers will marvel at the 400 different kinds
of wild rhododendrons on campus — one of the largest
collections in North America.
Indulge yourself with a UBC cinnamon bun, the favorite
snack on campus. Each year Food Services bakes 358,800 of
the gooey treats.
Dive into the 3-million litres of water it takes to fill the
swimming pool in UBC's Aquatic Centre, where almost 50
per cent of the total time available for swimming is open to
the public.
UBC has the largest university bookstore in Canada, with
gross sales of $25-million in the last fiscal year, up from $7-
million when the store was opened in 1983.
If you can't find what you're looking for in the Bookstore,
why not browse through the 2.8-million catalogued books
contained in UBC's library system — the third largest in
Canada. Placed back to back, the books would cover 50
Once you're done with the books, there are 4-million non-
book items such as maps, microforms and records in UBC's
18 libraries for you to enjoy.
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history of the family. Recent research on courtship in the United States
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Saturday. March 3. 8:15 PM
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Tuesday. March 6. 3:30 PM (Seminar)
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The role of women at the university
This is the first of a two-part series on
issues affecting women at UBC. The concerns examined in the articles have been
raised in a series of round tables discussions initiated by President David Strangway. Involving students, faculty and staff,
the talks are the latest endeavor undertaken by UBC to determine what measures can be adopted to address women's
concerns on campus.
aexual harassment has been
a major issue dominating
President Strangway's
round table discussions
probing the concerns of
women who work and
study at UBC.
UBC's Sexual Harassment Policy is one initiative already in
place to assist students, faculty and staff if
sexual harassment becomes an issue in
their lives.
The Human Rights Code defines sexual
harassment as any repeated and unwarranted sexual comments, looks, suggestions or physical contact that create an uncomfortable or threatening environment.
The UBC policy was developed by the
President's Ad Hoc Advisory Committee
on Sexual Harassment in 1987 and adopted
"All indications I've had
from both men and women
sending me letters and
calling me on the telephone
tell me that they perceive
UBC to be an unsafe place
for women"
by the Board of Governors in 1988. The
objective ofthe policy is to prevent sexual
harassment from occuring. Where it does
occur, the policy provides for handling
complaints and recommending disciplinary
action. At the same time, the policy guarantees the process of natural justice to the
alleged harasser.
Two sexual harassment advisors, appointed by the President's Permanent Advisory Committee on Sexual Harassment,
are available to explain the protection and
procedures offered under UBC's Sexual
Harassment Policy, and to advise on the
The educational component is the most
important feature of the policy, said Larry
Weiler, chairperson ofthe President's Permanent Advisory Committee on Sexual
He said that UBC's Sexual Harassment
Policy is attempting to build an educational foundation based on highlighting
sexual harassment issues within the university community to create awareness and
increase responsiveness to the problem.
This is coupled with a commitment to try
to change the behavior of those unaware
of the systemic problems created by sexual harassment, Weiler explained. Both
are necessary if the incidence of sexual
Nancy Sheehan
harassment is to be reduced, he said.
Sexual harassment advisors Margare-
tha Hoek and Jon Shapiro agree. They
hope to develop an educational program
that serves everyone on campus.
According to Hoek and Shapiro, a good
educational program should consist of contact with every constituency on campus
including faculty, staff and students on a
rotational basis.
"Producing information brochures is not
sufficient," said Shapiro. "We have to go
and speak to all groups on campus. We especially have to go into the faculties and
let people know that sexual harassment
concerns everyone."
Hoek feels it is important in the education process to de-emphasize the focus
placed on the perceptions of the accused
person in a sexual harassment case.
"We have to make people take responsibility for their actions regardless of their
intentions," Hoek stressed. "Sexual haras-
sers have to take into account the experiences of their victims."
Since their office opened last year, Hoek
and Shapiro have dealt with approximately
30 inquiries. The majority of the caseload
is female and all but about 10 per cent of
the incidents have been resolved. Many of
"Campuses can be a toxic
environment for people who
are being harassed. It is up
to the people around them,
the university community,
to take responsibility
for changing that
the complainants have not made formal
charges for a variety of reasons, said Hoek.
Some have decided to deal with the incident on their own, or have identified people
other than the sexual harassment advisors
who can help them. Others have decided
that pursuing a complaint was too risky or
have decided to leave the university. The
cases still pending have not gone through
the entire cycle of procedures.
"Based on our experiences at UBC and
on discussions we've had with advisors on
other campuses, sexual harassment causes
people to transfer and even drop out of
university," said Hoek. "Campuses can be
a toxic environment for people who are
being harassed. It is up to the people around
them, the university community, to take
responsibility for changing that environment."
Enhanced employment opportunities for
female academics is another concern that
has emerged as a result of the round table
Sharon Kahn, director of Employment
Equity for UBC, believes that the
university's employment equity policies
and practices tell women academics, students and staff that UBC is serious about
providing a supportive environment for
them to work in.
However, she acknowledges that where
female academics are concerned, there is a
problem at UBC and at universities across
Canada in that few women are in tenure-
track faculty positions, and woman are
often segregated in the lower ranks.
"The expectation of
opportunity drives people to
work hard. It's up to us to
provide that opportunity."
"Discussions have been going on at
UBC since the early 1970s concerning the
fact that we need to do something to ensure we are attracting qualified faculty,
including female applicants," said Kahn.
"The expectation of opportunity drives
people to work hard. It's up to us to provide that opportunity."
Funding a full-fledged Women's Studies program and a Women's Studies Research Centre would be a major step in the
right direction to creating this type of opportunity, according to Valerie Raoul,
chairperson of UBC's Faculty of Arts
Women's Studies Committee. The lack of
a Women's Studies program was also cited
as a concern at the round table discussions.
"There is a wave of feminist research
now that is very theoretical and challenging," said Raoul. "But UBC has the least
offerings of any major university in Canada in Women's Studies."
In a report to Strangway submitted in
March, 1989, the Faculty of Arts Women's
Studies Committee pointed out that the
embryonic program of electives in
Women's Studies introduced at UBC in
Larry Weiler
the early 1970s remains the same to this
day. Consisting of two courses staffed by
faculty members on loan from other disciplines, the program has survived due to
the voluntary efforts of a few faculty
members, the report states.
A survey conducted for the report revealed that student interest in a Women's
Studies program was high, and that there
was qualified faculty eager to teach the
The report concluded that the future for
Women's Studies at UBC depended on a
budget reserved for Women's Studies,
making degree options available and establishing an independent research centre.
"UBC has the least
offerings of any major
university in Canada in
Women's Studies."
The proposed Women's Studies Research Centre would provide a place for
people from across campus working in
related areas to meet. At present, Women's
Studies has no geographical location on
Nancy Sheehan, dean of the Faculty of
Education, supports the Faculty of Arts
Women's Studies committee in its campaign to develop a program and have its
funding secured by the administration.
Sheehan also believes that a women's
advocacy officer; reporting to the president, should be appointed. Such an individual would provide liaison between the
administration and women faculty and
staff, offer suggestions on areas of concern to women such as safety, language
and sexist activities, and work with faculties to address concerns as they arise.
"All indications I've had from both men
and women sending me letters and calling
me on the telephone tell me that they perceive UBC to be an unsafe place for
women," Sheehan said. "Physical safety is
certainly an important concern, but women
at UBC are also bothered by sexist language and attitudes. More needs to be done
and should be done by the administration
and by the faculties to eliminate the cause
of these fears."
Margaretha Hoek
Part II: Safety on campus
8 UBC Reports.


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