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 Vol. 23, No. 13, Oct. 26, 1977. Published by
Information Services, University of B.C., 2075
Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5.
228-3131. ISSN 0497-2929. J. A. Banham and
Judith Walker, editors.
ubc reports
Board 'regrets'amendments to act
The UBC Board of Governors has
officially joined the protest against Bill
91, the Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 1977, which prohibits
university faculties from unionizing.
Bill 91 was introduced in the
provincial legislature on Sept. 6,
passed third reading Sept. 14 and
became law on Sept. 27.
The omnibus bill incorporates
changes to an assortment of provincial
acts, including the insertion of the
following as Section 80A to the
Universities Act:
"The Labour Code of British
Columbia does not apply to the
relationship of employer and employee between a university and its
faculty members."
Section 80A thus prohibits faculty
associations from becoming trade
At its October meeting, the UBC
Board of Governors passed the following resolution:
"That this Board regrets the recent
legislation excluding university faculty
from bargaining under the Labour
Code, since such legislation constitutes
undue government intervention in
university affairs."
The Board's view was expressed to
the minister of education, Dr. Patrick
L. McGeer, in a letter from the Board
There was strong lobbying against
the bill by faculty of the three B.C.
universities and the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT),
but Dr. McGeer refused to withdraw
the proposed legislation.
He told the Confederation of
Faculty  Associations  of B.C. that if
any faculty association wished to form
a trade union and a majority of
members voted in favor of this, he
would then be prepared to amend the
Although none of the B.C. faculty
associations is unionized now, CUFA
B.C. president Larry Thomas of Simon
Fraser University said faculty opposed
the legislation because they wanted to
retain their freedom of choice.
Senate hears report on
UBC Interior proposals
Some of the confusion experienced
by many faculty, staff and students
over the role UBC sees for itself in
B.C.'s interior was cleared up at the
last Senate meeting.
Prof. Ron Shearer, head of the
President's Committee on Interior
Programs, reported to Senate on the
history and UBC's current proposals
for taking university courses to the
Interior. Last spring, he told Senate,
the provincial government invited
B.C.'s three universities to submit
proposals for their involvement in
education in the Interior. The Interior
Bookplates — a polite
method of guarding
against having your
books stolen, among
other things — are on
display in the special
collections division of
the Main Library until
the end of November.
Designs vary from
heraldic crests to kitchy
poems and provide
interesting history.
Eighth floor. Main
University Programs Board, an adjunct
of the Universities Council, was
established to consider these
UBC proposed a set of programs for
1977-78 and also programs for the
longer term. The short-term proposals
were presented to the Interior Board
in the summer and most were funded.
Prof. Shearer said. "Something like 30
courses offered by the Faculty of
Education received subsidies, and
subsidies went to a large number of
professional development courses in
Education. They've agreed to provide
funding to equalize the cost to
students of a number of engineering
professional development courses,
funds to improve communication
between students and teachers
involved in independent study courses,
funds to take the certificate program
in the Education of Young Children to
the interior of the province, funds for
courses for the professional
development of foresters, non-credit
courses for the commerce faculty and,
most recently, they have
recommended to the Universities
Council funds for the Faculty of
Medicine to put on public health
forums via the Hermes satellite." (See
box p. 6.)
Programs for the longer term
"really should reflect the educational
preferences, needs, requirements of
the Interior residents," Prof. Shearer
told Senate. The Interior should not
be regarded "as an education
laboratory for carrying on education
"We are proposing that we establish
one   or   two   university   centres   at
Continued on p. 6 See INTERIOR Nuclear Medicine
Pilot project to produce radioactive iodine looks promising
n team of University of B.C. scientists has received
more than $150,000
to produce a form of
radioactive iodine
for use in hospitals
in four Canadian
Use of this new
form of radioactive
iodine will enable
specialists in nuclear medicine to significantly increase
the number of disease conditions that
can be diagnosed by
radioactive     means.
The pilot project,
funded   by  the   Department     of     National    Health    and
Welfare, involves scientists' at TRIUMF,
the $32  million cyclotron located at
UBC,   and   nuclear   medicine  experts
who hold joint appointments at UBC
and the  Vancouver General Hospital.
Dr. Don Lyster, a member of UBC's
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
who works at VGH where he prepares
radioactive substances used to diagnose diseases, said the aim is to have a
laboratory and production facilities
operating at TRIUMF within six
"The object of this pilot project,"
he said, "is to determine whether a
system for the production and distribution of radioactive iodine is feasible.
If we find that it is, we expect that
one of the major pharmaceutical firms
would be interested in producing the
radioactive material on a much larger
UBC's TRIUMF cyclotron will
produce iodine123, a radioactive
isotope with a half-life of 13 hours.
This means that within 13 hours the
original amount of iodine will be only
half as strong radioactively.
"There are many factors to be
considered in a production and distribution system for |123," Dr. Lyster
"First there's the reliability of some
unique equipment under development
by TRIUMF physicist John Vincent,
who is responsible for the development of new facilities at the cyclotron.
"He's developed a new type of
target in which metallic cesium will be
2/UBC Reports/Oct. 26, 1977
Reading a scan from a gamma camera are, left to right,
John Vincent, Dr. Robert Morrison and Dr. Don Lyster.
bombarded with the proton beam
produced by the cyclotron. This will
produce radioactive xenon, one of the
so-called inert gases, which will be
collected remotely from the target in a
series of stainless steel traps.
"The radioactive xenon will decay
to form I123 in just over two hours.
We separate the radioactive iodine
from other contaminants in the traps
by distillation."
Dr. Lyster's next problem will be to
get the radioactive iodine to the
Canadian hospitals where it will be
used for diagnosing diseases by nuclear
medicine experts.
"The |i23 we'll airlift out of
Vancouver will have lost half its
radioactivity within 13 hours," he
said. "Consequently, the full-strength
solution that could be used in
Vancouver on, say, 10 patients, could
only be used on 5 patients 13 hours
"The other Canadian hospitals will
have to schedule patients at very
specific times in order to make the
best use of the radioactive iodine."
The radioactive iodine will be used
at VGH, and will be sent to the W. W.
Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton,
the Health Sciences Centre at Winnipeg General Hospital, and the Hospital
for Sick Children in Toronto.
Dr. Robert Morrison, head of the
nuclear medicine division at VGH and
an associate professor of pathology in
UBC's medical school, said the radio
active iodine will enable his division to
carry out many
more diagnostic procedures on patients.
"At present," he
said, "nuclear medicine depends primarily on a radioactive
element called technetium99"1, a decay
product of radioactive molybdenum,
which has a half-life
of 6 hours."
Patients are given
minute     doses     of
technetium,     which
has been chemically
bonded   to   a   substance that will concentrate itself at specific    sites    and    in
organ systems in the
human body.
Once lodged at a site in the body,
the   technetium   emits   gamma   rays,
which   are   picked   up   by   a   special
camera  in  the nuclear medicine division   at  the  VGH.  Equipment associated with the gamma camera produces
a "scan," a photographic negative that
looks something like an x-ray plate.
"If, for instance, we wanted to
check for disease of the kidneys, we
would bond technetium to a chemical
substance that has an affinity for the
kidney," Dr. Morrison said. "The
resulting gamma-camera scan will show
the size and position of the kidneys,
their configuration and their ability to
concentrate and excrete the radioactive substance.
"If the organ is cancerous, the scan
would show changes in position, shape
and localized function. If we bond
technetium to another molecule that
has an affinity for bone, the scan
would show a high deposition of
radioactivity around a tumor, because
cancer stimulates bone growth."
Technetium has disadvantages,
however. "It's an element made
artificially in fission reactors such as
the one at Chalk River in Ontario,"
Dr. Morrison said.
"We're limited in the number of
diagnostic procedures we can undertake because the chemistry of technetium is unusual.
"For instance, there are chemical
substances that have an affinity for the UBC election dates set
liver. But when they're bonded to
technetium, they won't concentrate
themselves in that organ. Bonding the
substance to technetium completely
changes its properties and the body no
longer recognizes it."
The nuclear medicine experts will
be able to scan many more organs
using radioactive iodine. "We have a
hundred years of experience in the
properties and chemistry of iodine,
whereas we know little about technetium because it was discovered relatively recently," Dr. Morrison said.
"Using iodine123, we'll be able to
scan for blood clots and heart disease
because we can bond radioactive
iodine to molecules that are unchanged in the bonding process and
will be recognized by the body. It will
also give us a greatly reduced radiation
level and a much better scan picture
than another form of radioactive
iodine — I131 — another commonly
used isotope in nuclear medicine.
"Iodine123 won't totally replace
technetium in nuclear medicine," Dr.
Morrison added. "It will complement
technetium and significantly extend
the number of procedures we can
"What's notable about this project
is the unique combination of skills
involved. John Vincent at TRIUMF is
developing new technology for production of radioactive iodine; Don
Lyster, a pharmaceutical scientist,
converts it into a form that can be
safely used on humans; and nuclear
medicine divisions in Vancouver and
elsewhere will be able to widen the
spectrum of diagnostic procedures to
combat disease.
"It's a nice combination of basic
physics, applied pharmacy and chemistry, and clinical medicine."
UBC's Senate has set dates for
elections that will result in a
reconstituted Bqard of Governors and
Senate in 1978.
Here is a rundown on nomination
and election dates for Board and
Senate positions.
Students (2 to be elected) -
Nominations close at 4 p.m., Dec. 20;
election on Jan. 18. Senate also ruled
that results will not be announced
until 48 hours after the close of
Faculty members (2 to be elected) -
Nominations close at 4 p.m. on Nov.
16; election date is Dec. 20. Election
will be conducted by mail ballot.
Non-faculty full-time employee (1
to be elected) — Nominations close at
4 p.m. on Nov. 16; election date is
Dec. 14. Election by mail ballot.
Students (17 to be elected) - Same
dates as for Board (see above).
Chancellor and Convocation
members (total of 12 to be elected) -
Nominations close Dec. 2; election
date is Feb. 24. Results to be
announced to Senate at its regular
meeting on March 22.
Faculty members elected jointly by
the faculties (10 to be elected) -
Nominations close on Feb. 21;
election date is March 21.
Election of faculty members by
individual faculties (each of UBC's 12
faculties will elect two of its members)
- Each faculty to make its own
decisions with all elections completed
by March 31.
In addition to the five Board
members to be elected, the provincial
government will appoint eight Board
members. President Douglas Kenny
will continue on the Board as an ex
officio member. The reconstituted
Board will hold its first meeting in
Night bus service set
Improved nighttime bus service to
the Place Vanier and Totem Park
residences on the UBC campus will go
into effect Friday (Oct. 28).
After 7 p.m., B.C. Hydro buses on
the Tenth Ave.-UBC route will
continue beyond the existing bus
terminus at the corner of University
Boulevard and the East Mall to service
the two residence complexes.
Buses will travel via University
Boulevard to Marine Drive, stopping
beside the Place Vanier Residence to
let    passengers   off,   and   will   then
proceed via Marine Drive, Agronomy
Road and the West Mall to Totem Park
Residence, where the bus route will
terminate at the roundabout on the
east side of the complex.
The service will operate every day
from 7 p.m. until the last bus to the
The bus will return to the East Mall
by the same route. A new bus stop has
been created on the south side of
University Boulevard adjacent to the
Place Vanier Residence to pick up
students leaving the Universitv.
The provincial government will also
appoint four members to UBC's
Senate, which is chaired by President
Kenny. The first meeting of the
reconstituted Senate will take place in
J. E. A. Parnall, UBC's registrar,
who is responsible for conducting all
elections to the Board and Senate, has
issued an official notice concerning the
election of the chancellor and 11
Convocation members of Senate (see
Notice is hereby given that in
accordance with the resolution
passed by Senate at its meeting of
Oct. 12, 1977, the election of the
chancellor and of 11 members of
Senate to be elected by the
members of Convocation of UBC
will be held on Friday, Feb. 24,
Candidates eligible to stand for
election to Senate are members of
Convocation who are not members
of the faculties of the University.
Nomination procedures:
All nominations of candidates
for the office of chancellor must be
supported by the identifiable
signatures of seven persons entitled
to vote in the election of the
chancellor and carry the signature
of the nominee indicating
willingness to run for election.
All nominations of candidates
for membership in Senate must be
supported by the identifiable
signatures of three persons entitled
to vote in the election of Senate.
Nominations for these offices
must be in the hands of the
registrar not later than 4:00 p.m.
on Friday, Dec. 2, 1977.
In accordance with the
Universities Act an election register
has been prepared of the names and
known addresses of all members of
the Convocation who are entitled
to vote at an election and the
register is open to inspection at all
reasonable hours by all members
entitled to vote.
UBC Reports/Oct. 26, 1977/3 The problems and challenges in
President Douglas Kenny has
prepared, at the request of the Board
of Governors, a discussion paper on
the priorities and objectives of the
University in a situation of virtually
stable overall enrolment. The
document was received by the Board
of Governors at its Oct. 4 meeting, but
was not discussed owing to the length
of the agenda. President Kenny described the document as being "highly
tentative." He said it may be revised in
the light of comments from the
University community and it is quite
possible that no action will be taken
on the suggestions made in it. The
administration is aware that parts of
the document are controversial. Members of the University community are
invited to send any comments or
suggestions which they may have on
the matters raised in the document to
Dr. Michael Shaw, vice-president for
University development.
The University of British Columbia
is an institution involved in
confronting the major issues of
British Columbia and Canada and in
providing appropriate training and
education for the people of the
The issues that confront the people
of British Columbia and influence the
role that they play in Canada are
rooted in the very special nature of
this province. It is a land of great
natural resources, whose waters,
mountains and forests evoke strong
human responses. It has a native
people with an unusually rich culture
and a new population drawn from
diverse cultures. It is a province of
unusually rapid social, geographic and
economic change and one filled with
the ideas which accompany such
change. This mixture of geography,
people and ideas makes unusual
demands on the educational
institutions and the community, which
are called upon to face and deal with
the issues which confront this
An effective university brinas
together people with different iaeas
and draws from the widest possible
variety of disciplines. Throughout the
world, great universities have always
been broad in the scope of their
activities. Such breadth is particularly
valuable in a province like British
Columbia, with all its diversity.
The prime objectives of The
University of British Columbia,
therefore, must be to provide quality
training and education for its students;
to maintain strength in all the main
areas of concern to the province and
Canada; to encourage excellence of the
faculty who understand and deal with
the issues to be confronted; and in
facing these issues, to sustain a high
level of direct service to the province.
These objectives: broad strength,
pursuit of excellence and direct service
are pivotal in determining this
University's activities.
The objective of maintaining great
breadth implies the pursuit of
knowledge and the training and
education of students at all levels in
the arts, sciences and all the principal
professions. The prime criterion for
inclusion of any program within the
University must be its intellectual
UBC must respond
to provincial
and national
Service to the province and Canada
implies not only the education of
students in a wide range of disciplines
and the pursuit of new knowledge
through scholarship and fundamental
research, but a number of other things
as well. It implies the continuing
education of those of its citizens who
want and are prepared for higher
education. This, in turn, means the
opportunity to pursue degree
programs on a part-time basis; the
offering of credit and degree programs
by fully qualified faculty members;
and financial aid so that no qualified
British Columbian desiring admission
to the University's programs is
prevented from enrolling for financial
reasons alone.
Service to the province and Canada
also implies responsiveness to
provincial and national priorities,
especially in such primary areas as
forestry, agriculture, health sciences,
resource management, commerce, law,
oceanography, earth sciences, fisheries,
energy, education, the social sciences,
engineering and the arts, and making
available to the province and the
nation the expertise and resources of
the University.
The objective of maintaining high
quality and pursuing excellence pose
perhaps the most severe continuing
problem for the University.
First-rate ideas are very scarce and
hence immeasurably more valuable
than second-rate ones. In the
intellectually varied community which
is the University, the first-rate people
set the standard. A sufficient number
of first-rate people can lead to the
collective excellence of the whole
The most noteworthy example is
the Cavendish Laboratory in England,
which led the development of science
early in this century, because it had
enough scientists who were intellectual
leaders to elicit from its ordinary
scientists Nobel laureate-quality
performance. Only by attracting and
holding the maximum number of
intellectual leaders in as many
disciplines as possible can the
University provide the kind of direct
public service which will most benefit
the province.
First-rate people require first-rate
facilities. University-wide resources
such as the library and computing
facilities must be kept up to date and
strong in every respect. Funds for
research   and   scholarship   must    be
4/UBC Repor.ts/Oct. 26,1977 a time of steady-state enrolment
avidly sought from outside sources and
also provided within the University. A
responsible level of support for
graduate students must be maintained.
The University must continue to seek
faculty    who    combine    high
Wide variations
found in quality
and development
performance in teaching, scholarship
and research. It must encourage higher
standards from British Columbia
students entering the University and it
must continue to leaven its large base
of students from the province with an
appropriate, though small, admixture
of high-quality students, particularly
on the graduate level, from other parts
of Canada and from abroad.
The present condition of the
University is one of steady-state, or
slow growth. It is a condition which
follows a period of exceptionally rapid
expansion. During the 1940s, the
1950s and the 1960s all areas of the
University developed rapidly, not only
to meet the educational expectations
of our young people but also to satisfy
this province's and Canada's increased
needs for highly trained and educated
people in the work force. Today, these
needs and opportunities are being
reasonably provided for and, not
surprisingly, student enrolments have
levelled off.
Because the growth which preceded
the present steady-state was so rapid,
however, the University finds itself
inadequately developed in many areas.
If fiscal constraints accompany the
steady-state condition it will severely
hamper remedying these shortcomings
and attaining the University's objectives. The purpose of this document,
therefore, is to examine how the
University can continue to maintain
intellectual vitality and response to
new challenges under such possible
steady-state constraints.
Problems of the Steady-State Condition
Periods of rapid growth in a university
frequently result in some uneven
distribution of quality and in
incomplete development in many
areas. A growing university should
have no difficulty adding breadth or
flexibility. The constant infusion of
new people and resources helps to
expand its intellectual vigour.
Unfortunately, however, growth in
this University coincided with growth
in other North American universities.
Intense and unequal competition for
first-rate people prevailed over two
decades. Not only were Canadian
universities not producing their share
of trained academics but they also had
to try to compete for good faculty in a
highly competitive market place while
operating with inadequate facilities
and offering inadequate salaries.
Interestingly enough, this situation
still prevails in a few fields.
The result is that our University
finds itself with wide variations in
quality and stages of development.
Some departments have achieved
excellence and worldwide distinction;
others are still at an early stage of
development. Some facilities are
world-leading; others are barely
adequate. In its steady state the
University must seek to improve its
weak departments, but not at the
expense of its excellent departments.
The sudden onset of the
steady-state condition means that
suddenly many departments may be
deprived of the infusion of bright
young people and could, eventually,
find themselves with a faculty whose
age distribution is badly skewed.
With a large proportion of its
resources committed to tenured
faculty, the steady-state university
finds itself lacking flexibility to
reallocate its resources. Without this
flexibility, it is difficult for it to
increase its breadth or to respond to
changing conditions in the province or
nation  or   in   the  world  of learning.
During the next decade those
universities which have provided for
some flexibility will enjoy very real
advantages in the quest for excellence.
Meeting the Steady-State Challenge
Although strengthening our existing
programs must remain the highest
priority within the University, the
steady-state condition will lead
inevitably to more program review and
to the shifting or redirecting of present
financial resources. In such
strengthening and redirection there are
four particular academic objectives
which must be attained if this
University's evolution towards
academic maturity and excellence is to
1. It is essential to maintain,
strengthen and develop a well-balanced
core of essential undergraduate
programs at the highest level of
excellence. Instruction in the
humanities, the arts, the social sciences
and the natural and biological sciences
are the foundation stones of the
curriculum and of its public service —
direct and indirect — to the province.
2. The University must continue to
develop the quality of its existing
undergraduate and graduate programs
Flexibility sought
to support
new programs
at UBC
in order to overcome deficiencies in
some of the current academic
offerings. In even more disciplines,
minimal adequacy or near-excellence
must be developed into recognized,
sustained excellence. Merely to stand
still in academic development is, in
fact, to fall behind . At the same time,
the    quality    and    vitality   of   the
Continued on p. 'i
UBC Reports/Oct. 26, 1977/5 Continued from Page 5
University's most excellent
departments must be further
3. The University must continue to
improve the quality of many of its
professional programs. Moreover, the
standards required by many
professions continue to rise, so the
University must give constant attention to the problem of the accreditation of our programs by professional
4. The University must continue to
explore significant new developments
in teaching and research and to make
major steps forward when
opportunities present themselves, such
as has happened with TRIUMF in
1968 and the Museum of
Anthropology in the early 1970s.
Allied with this aim is the need to
explore new and promising means,
both technological and
non-technological, of conveying the
benefits of higher education to the
people of the province.
With these four objectives in mind,
the following academic
recommendations should guide fiscal
1. To maintain standards and
incentives, each faculty will foster one
or morff programs or departments of
the highest possible quality, bench
marks or excellence. While each
faculty must therefore have the
resources necessary to maintain such
programs, it is also imperative to
strengthen departments, schools and
institutes nearing academic maturity.
Some selectivity will be necessary,
however. Projected resources and
enrolments will not warrant every
faculty having comprehensive
programs at all levels of instruction.
2. In order to maintain the
University's intellectual capacity to
explore new academic areas, it will be
essential to create academic flexibility
by setting aside funds to support new
programs. This necessary flexibility
can be attained by maintaining an
optimum staffing mix of ladder
faculty, clinical or adjoint
appointments, post-doctoral fellows,
graduate assistants and other
temporary appointments. As a part of
this process, positions which become
vacant due to resignations or deaths
must be removed or reduced to junior
rank, especially where student demand
has declined. In allocating resources
for new programs, the University will
give preferential consideration to
academic units which can show that
new programs will make good use of
existing academic strengths, which
demonstrate excellence, and which are
responsive to provincial and national
6/UBC Reports/Oct. 26, 1977
3. The University will seek to
promote the widest possible
usefulness of its undergraduate and
graduate offerings. Therefore, in
allocating resources for undergraduate
offerings, all academic units should be
responsive to the needs of non-major
students, including those from other
faculties, as well as to those of majors.
At the same time, the University will
seek to encourage inter-disciplinary
programs, especially at the graduate
level, and in particular those which
make use of existing academic
strengths and which are demonstrated
to be consistent with high academic
4. As the University approaches a
steady state in its financial resources
(assuming that inflationary and normal
career development cost elements are
provided), improvement of academic
quality and the development of new
programs will normally come from the
redistribution of existing fiscal
resources. Program reviews will
become essential elements in decisions
about resource allocation and
reallocation. While the University must
anticipate and plan for the possibility
of no increase in funding at all, it is
hoped that the immediate future will
at least bring new resources for (a)
enrolment increase; (b) correcting past
inequities in the areas of student
services, scholarships, administration
and ancillary enterprises; (c) the
general strengthening or development
of existing programs; and (d) the
development of new programs.
For the continued health of The
University of British Columbia it is
vital that we meet the steady-state
challenge with flexibility, imagination
and optimism. The key element is
flexibility in response to changing
demands. Such flexibility requires
readily assignable funds and a certain
amount of turnover in faculty which
can be most readily achieved by the
creation of more academic appointments which do not lead to tenure. In
confronting the crucial issues which
will face it in the decades ahead, the
Province of British Columbia will need
a University with a broadly based and
vigorous intellectual community. Our
aim must be to continue to provide
such a university.
Inferior programs proposed
Continued from p. 1
locations not yet specified, each
offering upper year courses in arts,
professional year work in education
and some work in a few professional
fields. We are not proposing programs
in science at this time, essentially
because of the financial constraints. . .
We are not proposing programs in a
wide range of professional faculties,
again because of the financial
constraint and certain other technical
"We are proposing that these
university centres be at community
colleges or contiguous with
community colleges, although of
course administratively separate from
the colleges. . . We are proposing that
each of these centres then would have
its own resident faculty. That faculty
would be selected by and appointed to
the university departments at this
University to which they would
properly belong but they would
hold their appointment in that
university centre unless, as we hope
would happen in some cases, they are
seconded  from our department here.
"And we are proposing that at
these university centres we in fact
establish library resources which are
adequate by UBC standards to put on
the courses requested. We do not
propose to skimp on the library unless,
of course, it is forced on us by
budgetary problems."
UBC's proposals are now in the
hands of the Interior Board. When the
board will make a recommendation to
the Universities Council  is unknown.
A model
B.C. launched space-age teaching
by television yesterday with the
help of a Canadian-built satellite
named Hermes.
Hermes allows organizations participating in the provincial government's distance-education experiment — officially called the Satellite Tele-Education Project — to
exchange information even though
student and teacher are hundreds of
miles apart.
UBC, as well the other two
public universities, BCIT, regional
colleges and other organizations are
arranging programming that will be
transmitted from the Provincial
Education Media Centre in Burnaby
via the satellite to areas participating in the project — Chilliwack,
Campbell River, Dawson Creek,
Kelowna, and a logging camp at the
north end of Pitt Lake.
UBC, for example, through its
biomedical communications department, will put on three public
health forums on arthritis, diabetes
and heart disease. After the prepackaged programs, each one hour UBC will play major role in UEL
It's difficult to think of an area of
the Lower Mainland that has had more
ink spilled over it than the University
Endowment Lands, the 2,515 acres
that lie between the UBC campus on
the tip of Point Grey and the City of
Late in September, the provincial
government released what will'
probably be the next-to-last word on
the future of the Crown lands, which
were set aside in 1912 to provide a
source of revenue for UBC.
In releasing the two-volume study
of the lands, the result of a seven-
month investigation by a five-member
study team, Environment Minister
James Nielsen said the variety of
alternatives suggested will give the
government a reference in determining
the area's future as a whole.
The study team has recommended
that just under 2,000 acres of the
lands "be designated as a natural park
supporting integrated uses for recreation, education and forest ecology
The area to be so designated
includes the existing University golf
course as well as Foreshore Park,
currently the responsibility of the
Vancouver Park Board, which runs
around the perimeter of the Point
Grey peninsula on the seaward side of
Marine Drive from the Musqueam
Indian Reserve to Spanish Banks.
What has been less well reported are
the recommendations that will give
UBC a major say in the future use of
the lands.
The report recommends that for an
initial five-year period the 1,993.97-
acre area be designated a Class A
Provincial Park, which would be
operated by a representative advisory
body composed of representatives of
the provincial government, UBC, the
Greater Vancouver Regional District,
the City of Vancouver, the Musqueam
Indian Band, and the public at large.
The advisory body would advise the
provincial minister of recreation and
conservation on park-operation policy
and have authority to issue park-use
The report also recommends that at
the end of the five-year period, or as
soon as the recreation and conservation minister deems it appropriate, the
parkland be leased to the Greater
Vancouver Regional District to be
operated as a regional park.
Under the heading "Educational
Uses," the report recommends that:
(1) continuing access for non-consumptive research and educational uses
be assured; and (2) the unique outdoor
and nature education potential offered
for the future?
in length, have been beamed to the
receiving areas via Hermes, audiences will be able to discuss the
subjects with selected experts located in the Burnaby media centre.
Biomedical Communications is
also co-ordinating a one-hour grand
rounds in ear, nose and throat,
using actual patients. This program
is not available over the cablevision
networks in the receiving areas, as
many of the other programs will be,
but is intended specifically for
physicians and health workers who
can participate in the grand rounds
through the studio in the receiving
Another program on the history
of medicine, presented by UBC
professor Dr. Bill Gibson, will be
beamed through Hermes to audiences of high school students in
some of the receiving areas.
Biomedical Communications
aren't the only UBC people involved in the eight-week experiment. UBC law librarian Al Soroka
is preparing a one-hour program on
legal research for the layman, and
his fellow librarians Tom Short-
house and Dennis Marshall will help
the Chilliwack studio audience, in a
later program, formulate questions
about legal research to be answered
by experts in the Burnaby studio.
Sedgewick library prepared a
demonstration using UBC reference
librarians to answer questions from
students at Fraser Valley College
and Okanagan College. The two-
hour demonstration, the first part
of which was beamed to the
students yesterday, gives UBC an
opportunity to measure the cost,
time and effectiveness of such a
Peter Simmons of Librarianship
has prepared a program showing
other librarians around the province
how to do on-line computer
And in Forestry, Peter Murtha
and Dean of Forestry Joe Gardner
are participating in a series of
programs on forestry and forest
by the proximity of UBC and the
parkland be realized through co-operative use of University and park
These recommendations recognize
that the lands are extensively used by
many UBC faculties and departments
for teaching and research purposes and
that a 1973 UBC committee, established to examine the potential financial return of the lands, concluded that
"the non-monetary endowment is
likely to be more important to UBC
than the monetary one."
In a section on proposed parkland
administration, the study team says
UBC "has a central interest in
participating in the determination of
policy for the park in order to preserve
its historic access to the lands for
teaching, research and demonstration
The report notes that UBC has
proposed "manipulative research" and
"farm-forest" demonstration projects
on small parcels of land in suitable
The location of the lands adjacent
to UBC "offers unique educational
potential," the report says, "with
maximum efficiencies in travel time
and constant access."
The key to UBC's concern, the
report continues, "lies in the establishment of a management structure for
the UEL that will include UBC
representation, and that will issue
permits or similar sanctions for research and educational access to the
lands, for projects compatible with the
concept of a major park."
UBC's proposed use of the lands,
the report says, "is compatible with
all criteria, including those of Vancouver and the GVRD, and has
received widespread institutional and
public support." The report's conclusion: "The educational and research
potential of the UEL should be more
fully developed by UBC, and the
University should play an important
role in the management of the natural
The study team recommends
against the allocation of UEL land for
construction of a research park adjacent to the UBC campus.
The report notes that "UBC clearly
wishes to explore models other than a
self-contained off-campus research
park as a means of fostering greater
interaction between industry and the
University. . UBC has suggested that
shared buildings on campus might be
the best way to promote this interaction."
UBC Reports/Oct. 26, 1977/7 NEXT WEEK AT UBC
Notices mutt reach Information Services, Main Mall North Admin. Bldg., by mail, hy 5 p.m. Thursday of week preceding publication of notice
Saturday, Oct. 29
Sir Derek Barton, Nobel prize winner in chemistry, speaks on The
Classification of Crises — The World of Today.
Saturday, Nov. 5
Prof. Gordon Craig, University of Edinburgh, speaks on Geology —
The Scottish Science.
Both  lectures at 8:15 in  Lecture Hall  2, Woodward  Instructional
Resources Centre.
12:30 p.m. CANCER RESEARCH SEMINAR. Jim Goldie, Cancer
Control Agency of B.C., on Methotrexate Resistance
and Folate Transport. Library, Block B, Medical
Sciences Building.
FINE ARTS LECTURE. John James, Fellow of the
Royal Australian Institute of Architects, on How the
Cathedrals Were Built: The Master Masons and Their
Organizations. Room 102, Lasserre Building.
CHINESE  FESTIVAL '77.  Dr.   E.  Patricia Tsurumi,
University    of    Victoria,     on    Women     in    China.
Auditorium, Student Union Building.
2:30 p.m.    COMPUTING CENTRE LECTURE. Jon Nightingale,
Computing   Centre,   UBC,  presents  the  first  of  six
lectures on Introduction to the Text Processor FMT.
Room 443, Computer Sciences Building.
3:30 p.m.    COMPUTING  CENTRE   LECTURE.  Teresa Tenisci,
Computing   Centre,   UBC,   presents   the   first  of   six
lectures on The Interactive Statistical Package MIDAS.
Hoom 447, Computer Sciences Building.
Cheng,    Economics   and   Commerce,   Simon   Fraser
University, on Divergent Rates and Relative Prices in
Capital    Market    Equilibrium.    Room    312.   Angus.
ammed Iqbal, Mechanical Engineering, UBC, on Solar
Heating   System   Analysis.   Room   1215,   Civil   and
Mechanical Engineering Building.
4:00 p.m.    BIOCHEMICAL DISCUSSION GROUP. Bill Addison,
Biochemistry, UBC, on Recent Progress on Interferon.
Lecture   Hall   3,  Woodward   Instructional   Resources
4:30 p.m.    ZOOLOGY-PHYSIOLOGY    SEMINAR.    Dr.    Brian
McKeown,    Biology,   Simon    Fraser   University,   on
Control and  Function of Prolactin  in Teleost  Fish.
Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building.
6:30 p.m.    CHINESE   FESTIVAL  '77. Samuel  Ho,   Economics,
UBC,  on   Economic  Development  of  China.  Room
110, Angus Building.
8:00 p.m.    WOMEN'S   WEEK.   Dr.   Phyllis   Chesler,   author   of
Women and Madness and All About Men, will speak.
Tickets, $2; students, $1, from AMS Business Office.
Ballroom, Student Union Buildinq.
12:30 p.m.    BOTANY SEMINAR. Warren Steck, Prairie Regional
Laboratory (NRC), on Pheromones—The Language of
Moths. Room 3219, Biological Sciences Building.
1:30 p.m.     ELECTRICAL    ENGINEERING   SEMINAR.   W.    P.
Alsip,   Epic   Data,  on  An   Example of a  Distributed
Microprocessor-Based Data Collection System. Room
402, MacLeod Building.
3:30 p.m.    OCEANOGRAPHY  SEMINAR.  Prof.   Lawrence  My-
sak.   Mathematics,   UBC,   on   Mr.  Stokes  Visits the
Tropics. Room 1465, Biological Sciences Building.
ENGLISH COLLOQUIUM. Dr.  E.  P. Levy, English,
UBC,    on    Voice   of   Species:    The    Narrator   and
Beckettian Man in Three Novels.   Fifth floor lounge,
Buchanan Tower.
4:30 p.m.    CHEMISTRY  SEMINAR. Prof. C.  Brion,  Chemistry,
UBC, on Spectroscopy in the Dark (Noranda Award
Lecture, 1977). Room 250, Chemistry Building.
6:30 p.m.    CHINESE  FESTIVAL.  Dr.  Alec Woodside,  History,
UBC,    on    China    Under    the    Leadership   of   Hua
Kuo-F'enq. Auditorium, Student Union Building.
12 noon PHARMACOLOGY SEMINAR. Dr. Robert S. Molday,
Biochemistry, UBC, on New Methods for Studying the
Organization of Cell  Surface Receptors. Room 114,
Block C, Medical Sciences Building.
12:30 p.m.    NOON-HOUR    CONCERT    with    Kenneth    Gilbert,
harpsichord. Recital Hall, Music Building.
CHINESE FESTIVAL '77. Dr. Daniel Overmyer,
Asian Studies, UBC, on Chinese Religions: Affirmation and Tension. Room 106, Buchanan Building.
12:35 p.m. FREESEE FILM SERIES presents America-A Personal History of the United States with Alistair Cooke.
Fifth in this series is Gone West. Auditorium, Student
Union Building.
Roy Hibbs, University of Victoria, on Transfer
Function Analysis as Related to Electromagnetic
Induction of Small Bodies. Room 260, Geophysics
and Astronomy Building.
Time-Dependent Shear Flow of Artificial Slurries.
Room 206, Chemical Engineering Building.
8:00 p.m. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare opens in the Frederic Wood Theatre. Continues
until Saturday, Nov. 12. Admission, $4.50; students,
$2.50. Phone 228-2678.
9:00 a.m. MEDICAL GRAND ROUNDS. Prof. John Lacey, Dr.
J. C. Hogg, pulmonary pathologist, St. Paul's, and Dr.
M. Yeung, Pulmonary Medicine, UBC, on Extrinsic
Allergic Alveolitis. Lecture Hall B, VGH.
12:30 p.m. DEAN OF WOMEN presents Therese Casgrain, Quebec
Senator, on Women's Rights in Quebec. Room 102,
Buchanan Building.
University of Edinburgh, on James Hutton and the
Lost Drawings. Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
FACULTY RECITAL. Bruce Clausen, guitar, plays
Music of Bach, Takemitsu and Castelnuovo-Tedesco.
Recital Hall, Music Building.
CHINESE FESTIVAL '77. Bing Thom, Chinese
Cultural Centre, on China's Influence on Chinese
Canadians and Stereotyping: Misunderstanding China.
Auditorium, Student Union Building.
on Delayed Fluorescence Excitation Spectra in Doped
Anthracene Crystals.  Room 318, Hennings Building.
3:30 p.m. SPEECH SCIENCES LECTURE. Dr. Paula Tallal,
Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, on Implications
of Basic Speech Perceptual Research to Clinical
Populations. Lecture Hall 1, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre.
J. Douglas, University of New South Wales, Australia,
on Statistics Teaching with Computer Help. Room
2449, Biological Sciences Building.
4:00 p.m. PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM. H. G. Dehmelt, University
of Washington, Seattle, on Experiments with Single
Almost Free Electrons. Room 201, Hennings Building.
McPherson, orthopedic surgeon, on Seatbelt Legislation and Child Restraints. Lecture Hall B, VGH.
12:30 p.m. UNIVERSITY CHAMBER SINGERS directed by
Cortland Hultberg present Music of Gesualdo,
Monteverdi and Stravinsky. Recital Hall, Music
Holland, University of Michigan, on Cognitive Systems
Based on Adaptive Algorithms. Room 301, Computer
Sciences Building.
6:30 p.m. BASKETBALL. UBC Jayvees vs Ruby's Raiders. War
Memorial Gym.
9:00 p.m. BASKETBALL. UBC Thunderbirds vs a team from the
Senior A Doqwood Leaque. War Memorial Gvm.
2:00 p.m. SOCCER. UBC Thunderbirds vs New Westminster.
Thunderbird Stadium.
6:30 p.m. BASKETBALL. UBC Jayvees vs B.C.I.T. War Memorial Gym.
9:00 p.m. BASKETBALL. UBC Thunderbirds vs a team from the
Senior A Dogwood League. War Memorial
8/UBC Reports/Oct. 26, 1977


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