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UBC Reports Jan 21, 1976

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Contractor has started excavating new UBC swimming hole
Pool fund drive begins
UBC faculty and staff are being
asked to join students in support of
the new indoor swimming pool now
being built just south of the
Student Union Building.
Doug Aldridge, chairman of the
aquatic centre fund drive, said
notices have gone out to faculty,
seeking pledges over a five-year
period. A campaign seeking support
from staff will be held later this
Students already have pledged
5925,000 toward the S4.7-million
cost of the pool, through a S5
impost on AMS fees. The
University has contributed an equal
In addition to the on-campus
drive for funds, donations are being
sought from corporations,
foundations, University graduates
and Vancouver residents who live
west of Granville Street.
Aldridge said over-all target of
the fund-raising campaign is $1.3
million, exclusive of the amount
pledged by the students and the
Water area of the new pool will
be in four sections, so that a
number of activities ma/ be held at
the same time.
Tentative opening date for the
pool is August of next year.
UBC Board hears briefs
There was almost 100 per cent
attendance at the Board of Governors
special open meeting Jan. 15 — by the
Board members. The audience, which
included reporters, observers and those
presenting briefs, numbered 19.
Three briefs had been submitted to
the Board before the meeting, but the
first brief, requesting that the
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre be
open for public skating Sunday nights,
was referred to the centre's
management committee when the
author of the brief, Len Rhodes of the
UBC electrical shop, did not appear at
the Board meeting.
The second brief was a proposal to
form "a representative federation of
all people who live, work and study on
the University Endowment Lands in
order to bring about a direct liaison
between  citizens  in this 'unorganized
territory' ... and the deputy minister
of ... lands, forests and water
resources, the only governmental
entity directly available to us."
"Because there is no organized
body," said Peggy Bloom, the
spokesman for the proposed
federation, "citizens must go from one
organization to another."
Since the federation-proposal
committee had submitted the brief,
they had been in touch with other
concerned citizens and at Mrs. Bloom's
suggestion the brief was tabled "until
sometime in February" so that the
committee would have time to gain
ideas from these other citizens. The
committee's main area of concern is
land use on the University Endowment
Please turn to Paur-
AUCC asks
The Association of Universities and
Colleges of Canada (AUCC) has called
for a two-year extension of the current
cost-sharing arrangements between the
federal and provincial governments for
the financing of universities.
In a brief presented last week to
Prime Minister Trudeau, with copies
delivered the same day to each
provincial premier, AUCC called for
development of a Canadian policy for
It urged consultations between the
federal government, the provincial
governments and the universities and
indicated its willingness to initiate
AUCC contends that a major
shortcoming of the Fiscal
Arrangements Act, under which the
federal government has provided
financial assistance indirectly to
universities since 1967, is that it has
led to a regionalization of Canada's
universities. AUCC urges the
identification of centres and programs
of excellence, noting that in many
fields a large number of institutions
with small mediocre programs is a
poor substitute for one or two
institutions with first-rate programs.
Although education, under the
British North America Act, is a
provincial responsibility, the federal
government has been involved in
financial aid since 1951, when it made
a direct grant to each university based
on provincial population, at a rate of
50 cents per person.
In that year, this represented 12 per
cent of the universities' total operating
costs, and equalled $7 million for all
universities in Canada.
In the final year under this system,
1966-67, the per-capita grant was $5,
the total had risen to $99 million and
represented   17  per cent of operating
Please turn to Page Two
Continued from Page One
The Fiscal Arrangements Act, also
known as the Pearson Formula, was
introduced by Lester Pearson for the
1967-68 year and gave the provinces a
choice of $15 per capita or 50 per cent
of operating expenses. The money,
however, went to the provincial
governments,  not to the  universities.
Critics of the Pearson Formula,
although conceding that it was a big
improvement over the earlier system,
pointed out that it favored those
provinces that were themselves
prepared to contribute more money to
Senator Henry Hicks of Nova
Scotia put it this way in a Senate
speech in 1973:
"If you can get half the cost of a
Cadillac provided by someone else but
you cannot buy the Cadillac because
you cannot afford the other half, then
you do not get it. So the wealthiest
provinces in Canada ... notably
Ontario and Alberta ... have received
the greatest benefits ... while provinces
that could only afford to buy a
Chevrolet, or some more modest
educational vehicle not in the Cadillac
class, have been able to draw down in
support from Ottawa only half the
cost of their reduced programs."
The fact that some provinces have
been buying Cadillacs and others
Chevrolets  is demonstrated clearly in
Prizes total $400
Creative writing can be a rewarding
business ... particularly if one's effort
comes up a winner in the third annual
UBC Alumni Chronicle creative writing
The competition is open to full-
and part-time UBC students. Prizes
totalling $400 will be divided among
the winners by the judges.
Unpublished original short stories
or poetry to a maximum of 3,000 words
are eligible. Two copies of each entry
should be submitted and only one
entry by each student is allowed.
Jan. 31 is the deadline for entries.
Send them to Alumni Association headquarters, Cecil Green Park, 6251 N.W.
Marine Drive, Vancouver V6T 1A6.
The winning entries become the
property of the association and will be
considered for publication in the
> Chronicle. If you want more information call 228-3313.
Published by the University
of British Columbia on
Wednesdays and distributed
free. Jim Banham, editor.
REPORTS juditn Walker, staff writer.
Production assistants — Bruce Baker and Anne
Shorter. Send letters to the Editor to
Information Services, Main Mall North
Administration Building, UBC, 2075 Wesbrook
Place, Vancouver, B.C.  V6T  1W5.
the federal payments for university
costs in the year ended March 31,
1974 — the last fiscal year for which
statistics are available.
The extremes were Alberta and
British Columbia, with Alberta buying
the Cadillac. In total federal money
for universities, Alberta received $93.9
million, B.C. $78.1 million. On a
per-capita basis, Alberta got $56, B.C.
$35. Expressed as a per-capita figure
for residents in the 18-to-24 age
bracket, Alberta received $424, B.C.
It is this Pearson Formula, which
expires March 31,   1977, that AUCC
wa~nts extended to March 31, 1979,
with the understanding that a
completely new policy for universities
be worked out before then.
AUCC delegations are visiting each
provincial premier this month to
discuss the association brief. The
meeting with Premier William Bennett
is scheduled for Jan. 30 in Victoria.
Accompanying AUCC president
Michael Oliver and AUCC executive
director Claude Thibault will be
President Douglas Kenny of UBC,
President Pauline Jewett of Simon
Fraser and President Howard Petch of
the University of Victoria.
12:30p.m. FACULTY RECITAL.   John Loban, violin; Robert Rogers, piano; and
E ugene Wi Ison, cello, play Compositions of Wilson.
8:00p.m. WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT.   Loren Marsteller, director, with Music
of Hindemith, W. Schuman, Copland and Hoist,
8:00p.m. GRADUATION RECITAL.   Margaret Bluhm, clarinet, plays Music of
Brahms, Milhaud, Summers and Von Weber.
12:30p.m. BRUNSWICK STRING   QUARTET  play Music by Hindemith and
. All performances held in Recital Hall, Music Building.
New deputy minis*
Prof. Walter Hardwick fully
expects to return to the classroom
at UBC as a teacher after a stint in
the "suffering-servant" role as
B.C.'s deputy minister of education
in Victoria.
He's so convinced that the classroom is "where the action is in
education" that he plans to commute to UBC once a week for the
rest of this term to lecture to some
35 students enrolled in his fourth-
year course in urban geography.
This despite the fact that he'll be
on unpaid leave of absence from
UBC. The only thing he'll be able
to claim is out-of-pocket expenses.
"Administrative jobs," Dr.
Hardwick told UBC Reports, "are
what I call the 'suffering-servant'
role. They've lost the glamor and
prestige of the past.
"I would hope to see within the
educational system — including the
universities — a situation where
people do administration for a
period of time and then go back to
what they do best, their teaching or
research, or whatever is appropriate.
"So I'm quite prepared to put in
a stint as deputy minister and then
go back to UBC and do something
He   believes   that   in  education
"the greatest jobs are in the classroom," and he adds, a little wistfully, "This coming year will be the
first once since I started my career
that I won't be teaching."
Walter Hardwick comes by his
love of the classroom honestly; his
family has been well known in
educational circles in B.C. for
His father, Walter Sr., is a former
principal in the Vancouver school
system; an uncle, Frank C.
Hardwick, is a former member of
UBC's education faculty; and another uncle, William Hyndman, is a
former director of instruction for
the Vancouver School Board.
Walter Hardwick's brother, David,
is head of the Division of Paediatric
Pathology in UBC's Faculty of
Walter Hardwick's teaching
career began in Sexsmith elementary school in Vancouver in 1954
after he graduated from UBC with a
Bachelor of Arts degree and qualified for a teaching certificate at the
then Provincial Normal School.
From 1956 to 1958 he worked
on his Master of Arts degree at
UBC, which included a thesis on
"The Effect of the Moran Dam on
2/UBC Reports/Jan. 21,1976 Financing
Continued from Page One
The third brief, presented by the
University Community Credit Union
spokesman Bill McLeod, asked that
the Board grant the credit union a
larger and more prominent space on
campus and also that the Board itself
become a participating member of the
credit union.
The credit union office is now
located "in the very back of one of the
old huts in the Instructional Media
Centre," Mr. McLeod said.
The request that the University,
through the Board, become a member
of the credit union had come up
before, said Board Chairman Thomas
Dohm, and  had been referred to the
PI ay, exhibit open
The Dorothy Somerset Studio
opens its production of Picnic this
evening, an M.F.A. thesis presentation
directed   by   Ian   Fenwick.
The production runs from Jan. 21
to Saturday, Jan. 24 each evening at 8
The AMS Art Gallery opens its
display, "Highlights of the City of
Vancouver's Art Bank Collection,"
Monday, Jan. 26.
Board's finance committee. The Board
has not yet received their report. "The
door is still open. We are still
considering it," Mr. Dohm said.
Johan De Rooy, an unclassified
student, made an oral submission on
"the growth and expansion ethic" of
UBC. He suggested that, if the
University's growth continued at its
current rate, UBC would reach its
optimum.number of students by 1984
at the latest. The ceiling of enrolment
has been pegged at 27,500, President
Kenny pointed out at the meeting.
"This growth seems extremely
uncomfortable," Mr. De Rooy said,
and he was concerned about the
consequences of this growth — housing
shortages, parking problems and the
increasing isolation felt by students.
He said the Board should be making
high-school students aware of the fact
that they might have to go elsewhere
to get a university education.
President Kenny, in replying to Mr.
De Rooy's concern, said, "People have
asked me what is, the ideal size for the
University and my answer has always
been 'About 14,000.'...
"The press will eventually come
upon the government ... that there is a
need for another university somewhere
in the province," he said.
Thunderbirds and the Jayvees
will be in action on Friday and
Saturday (Jan. 23 and 24). The
Jayvees meet Portland General
Electric at 4:30 p.m. both days
and the University of Alberta
will be here to face the Thunderbirds at 8:30 p.m. All games in
the War Memorial Gymnasium.
sponsored invitational tournament begins at 8 a.m. in the
UBC Armory on Sunday (Jan.
25). Final game of the tourna-
^ment at 4 p.m.	
Famed linguist speaks twice
Noam Chomsky, one of the most
distinguished scholars in the field of
linguistics, will be lecturing this week
at UBC as a Cecil H. and Ida Green
Visiting Professor.
Friday, Jan. 23, at 12:30 p.m. he
will speak on "Formal Universals of
Language" in Hebb Theatre. Saturday,
Jan. 24, at 8:15 p.m. he will address
the Vancouver Institute on "Human
Nature: The Linguistic Evidence" in
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre.
er plans to return to classroom
Agriculture in the Middle Fraser
Region of B.C." The topic of his
thesis for the Ph.D., granted by the
University of Minnesota in 1963,
was "The Forest Industry of Coastal British Columbia/'
He was a teaching assistant at
UBC and at the University of
Minnesota while working on his
graduate degrees. He got his first
permanent teaching job at UBC in
'1960 as a lecturer in geography.
In addition to his teaching and
research (which has resulted in
dozens of publications on everything from B.C.'s natural resources
to a 1972 article entitled "Fighting
City Hall" in the Canadian Forum),
Walter Hardwick has had an indefatigable interest in academic and
public affairs.
He's worked actively for most of
the professional organizations in his
field, the UBC Faculty Association,
the UBC Alumni Association, and
on innumerable committees established  by the UBC administration.
In 1962, he was asked by UBC's
then president, Dr. John B.
Macdonald, to take part in a research study that resulted in the
publication Higher Education in
B.C. and a Plan for the Future. The
document led to the creation of
Simon   Fraser   University   and   the
network of regional colleges in B.C.
Dr. Hardwick's chief contribution to the report was the section
dealing with locations and programs
of regional colleges.
In 1969 his career took another
tack when he was swept into office
as an alderman for Vancouver as a
member of The Electors' Action
Movement (TEAM).
He was at or near the top of the
polls in every election until 1974,
when he chose to retire from civic
He was chairman of the city
committee that planned the urban
renewal project in the False Creek
area, served for two years as chairman of the Civic Development
Committee and for two years as a
director of the Greater Vancouver
Regional District.
Newspaper reporters on civic
affairs — not noted for kid-glove
handling of aldermen — described
Walter Hardwick as being "all-
round competent and experienced"
and "one of the most influential
municipal politicians on the West
Last year, at the request of the
Universities Council, he studied and
made recommendations on the
future of Notre Dame University in
Dr. Hardwick is also involved
with the group organizing Habitat
Forum, the non-governmental conference that will take place in
Vancouver this summer in conjunction with the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements.
He's also a candidate this year
for UBC's prestigious Master Teacher Award.
He took on a new job at UBC in
1975 as director of continuing
education, with a mandate to frame
University-wide policies for development, administration and funding of continuing education.
Within two hours of the
announcement of his latest appointment he was burning the midnight
oil with Department of Education
colleagues on budget estimates for
the coming year.
"There were estimates prepared
for the former minister," he told
UBC Reports, "but we're now back
at square one. All I know is that it's
going to be a tight year financially."
Dr. Hardwick is married (his
wife, Shirley, is a former teacher)
and he has four children — Colleen,
a first-year UBC student; Douglas,
in grade 11; and twins Cindy and
Gordon in grade 8.
UBC Reports/Jan. 21,1976/3 THIS WEEK
The panel, chaired by Dr. D. Watterson, includes Dr. R.
Slakov, Dr. P. Termansen and Dr. B. Wong, who discuss
Explorations in Psychotherapy. Lecture theatre. Health
Sciences Centre Hospital.
12:30p.m. GREEN LECTURE.    Dr. Rosemary Dybwad, Brandeis
University,   Massachusetts,   talks  about  The   Role  of    4:30 p.m.
Volunteer Associations in the Life of the Handicapped
Child and his Family.    Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
CELL BIOLOGY SEMINAR.    Dr. T. Schroeder, Friday
Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington, talks on
UBC's Cancer Research Centre, on Environmental Parameters Controlling Cell Differentiation in vitro. Library,
Block B, Medical Sciences Building.
CUSO FILMS. The first of a series of free films on Third
World problems is The Long Chain, and Atomic Juggernaut. Room 201, Geography Building.
Nelson, UBC Mechanical Engineering graduate student,
speaks on Mechanics of Rock Drilling. Room A106,
Mechanical Engineering Annex.
of UBC's commerce and business administration faculty, discusses A Route Choice Decision Model for Predicting Expected Allocation of Traffic on Proposed
New B.C. Ferry Routes. Room 306, Angus Building.
PHYSIOLOGY SEMINAR. Dr. William Postles, Diving
Medical Officer, Sea Use Council, Portland, Oreg., on
Environmental Observations and Diving Physiology on
the Cobb Seamount Project. Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building.
Microfilaments — The "Muscle" Behind Cell Division.
Room 2361, Biological Sciences Building.
the   Library,  features   UBC   Creative Writing  student
Cathy Ford reading from her works. Orientation room,
lower level, Sedgewick Library.
2:30p.m. SLAVONIC   STUDIES   SEMINAR.    Dr.   Andrew
Donskov,   visiting  professor   in Slavonic and Oriental
Studies, University of Victoria, speaks on Leo Tolstoy
and Drama. Room 351 -A, Brock Hall.
Prof. Henry Tuckwell, Mathematics, UBC, on First Exit
Time for Markov Processes with Applications to Neurobiology. Room 1100, Mathematics Annex.
4:00p.m. PHYSICS   COLLOQUIUM.    E.M.   Kellogg,   of   the
Center for Astrophysics at Cambridge, Mass., speaks on
X-ray Astronomy. Room 201, Hennings Building.
8:00p.m. PUBLIC LECTURE, sponsored by Regent College and
the Christian  Medical Society.  Dr. Dennis P. Burkitt,
Medical   Research   Council,   U.K., on  Not By  Bread
Alone. Room 100, Buchanan Building.
9:00a.m. PAEDIATRICS   LECTURE.    Dr.   Gunnar   Dybwad,
professor of human development, Brandeis University,
Massachusetts,  on   Legal Rights of Children.  Lecture
Room B, Heather Pavilion, Vancouver General Hospital.
10:00a.m. Ph.D.  ORAL   DEFENCE.    Mr.   B.S.R. Sastry will be
examined on Monoaminergic Influences on Various Inhibitions of the Spinal Monosynaptic Reflex for the
Doctor of  Philosophy degree  in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Room 241, new administration building.
12:30p.m. GREEN    LECTURE.   Distinguished   linguist   Noam
Chomsky,   Department  of   Linguistics,   Massachusetts WEDNESDAY JAN. 28
12:30p.m. BOTANY SEMINAR.    Dr. Paul G. Harrison, of UBC's
botany department, on Eelgrass, Bacteria, and Grazers:
The Role of Phytodetritus in Shallow Marine Ecosystems. Room 3219, Biological Sciences Building.
Chalmers, Senior Resident, CARS, on Current Medical
Therapy of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Lecture Hall 3,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
2:30p.m. EAST ASIA SEMINAR.   Mr. Won-Kyung Cho, director,
Asian Theater Artists, New York, discusses The State of
the Arts in Korea Today. Room 351, Brock Hall.
3:30p.m. OCEANOGRAPHY SEMINAR.    Mr. I. Webster, Ocean
and Aquatic Affairs, Victoria, on 35 Years of Daily Surface Temperature and Salinity Measurements on the
B.C. Coast. Room 1465, Biological Sciences Building.
4:30p.m. CHEMISTRY SEMINAR.    Prof. G. Dutton, of UBC's
chemistry department, on Chemistry of Infectious
Diseases. Room 250, Chemistry Building.
El-Temtamy, UBC Chemical Engineering research
fellow, on Hydrodynamics and Mixing in Three-Phase
Fluidized Beds. Room 206, Chemical Engineering
Education: Science and English Teachers. Rooms
402-404, International House.
Highnam, of UBC's French department, on The Theme
of Sexual and Spiritual Possession in Manon Lescaut.
Music room. Faculty Club.
7:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Institute   of   Technology,   on   Formal   Universals  of 12:30pm
Language. Location changed to Hebb Theatre.
3:30 p.m. LINGUISTICS COLLOQUIUM.    Dr.  Noam Chomsky 12:35 p.m.
will give an informal seminar. Room 351, Brock Hall.
Vertinsky, Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration and Institute of Animal Resource Ecology, UBC,
discusses   Implementation   in   Management   Science.    3:30p.m.
Room 425, Angus Building.
Balzer, Information Sciences Institute, University of
Southern California, Marina Del Rey, speaks on An
Automatically Generated Program for Message Distribution. Room 326, Angus Building.
8:15p.m. THE   VANCOUVER    INSTITUTE.  Prof.   Noam
Chomsky, Department of Linguistics, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, talks on Human Nature: The
Linguistic Evidence. Lecture Hall 2, Woodward I nstruc-
tional Resources Centre.
12:30p.m. FINE ARTS FILMS.    The third free film show on art
presents Francis Bacon — Grand Palais 1971 (color, 20
minutes); and Magritte: The False Mirror (color, 22
minutes). Room 102, Lasserre Building.
4:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
Newlove. Room 202, Buchanan Building.
FREESEE FILM SERIES presented by the dean of
women's office. The second in a series of five 50-minute
films produced by the BBC is The Ascent of Man, Part
II: World Within World. SUB Auditorium.
STATISTICS WORKSHOP. J. Zidek, of UBC's mathematics department, discusses Using Zonal Polynomials
in the Estimation of Multinormal Parameters. Room
321, Angus Building.
SLAVONIC SEMINAR. Prof. Aram H. Ohanjanian, of
UBC's Slavonic studies department, on Early Sino-
Russian Contact: Petlin's Mission to Peking, 1618. Penthouse, Buchanan Building.
John Gilliland, of UBC's geophysics and astronomy
department, on Temperatures and Stability in the
Earth'sCore. Room 260, Geophysics Building.
Donald McQueen, Department of Biology, York University, Toronto, talks on The Population Dynamics of a
Naturally-Occurring   Terrestrial   Isopod   Population.
Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building.
Notices must reach Information Services, Main Mall North Admin. Bldg., by mail, by 5 p.m. Thursday of week preceding publication of notice.
4/UBC Reports/Jan. 21,1976


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