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 VOLUME     46     I      NUMBER    3     |      FEBRUARY     IO,     2000
3 School study
Researchers report on
public school choice
8 Team leader
Lesley Bainbridge focuses on
patient-centred teamwork
u be reports
pedal pushers The action was fast and furious for the participants pictured above at the annual trike race on the
SUB plaza, a yearly ritual in the bonanza of events held by the Science Undergraduate Society to celebrate Science
Week. Another annual favourite, Beyond First Year, attracted more than 1,000 students to the SUB ballroom to explore
program options available after first year in Science as well as 11 other faculties. John Chongphoto
Undergraduates put peer
teaching to the test in pilot
Students choose the topics
they tackle in a trial
student-led initiative
by Andy Poon staff writer
students are taking part in a
unique experiment on campus this
term—earning university course
credits in a class that they help create and conduct.
The student-led initiative, called
Group Directed Studies, is a pilot
project based on similar classes given at the University of California at
Each three-credit course has a
student co-ordinator who handles
course content under faculty supervision. Eight to 15 students who
are currently in their third or
fourth year of study are enrolled in
each ofthe classes.
"It was truly a student-generated idea," says Neil Guppy, associate
vice-president, Academic Programs.
He says that Vivian Hoffman—
former Alma Mater Society president—championed the idea.
"The basic idea is to enhance
student-directed learning at ubc,"
he says. "It is a way for students to
come up with topics for study that
are not part of our curriculum."
Guppy says that while students
were free to come up with whatever area of study they wished to pursue, the topics had to be academically sound and each course had to
have a faculty member willing to
sponsor the class.
Besides helping students develop a course outline, the supervising faculty member attends some
of the student-run classes and
meets individually with students
to discuss their work and help
evaluate their assignments.
This term, there are four classes
being offered: Film in Post-Colonial Asia; Integrative, Alternative
and Complementary Medicine;
Management of Natural and Hu-
see Peer page 2
Two chemists win
top research prizes
"I remember thinking,
'Why isn't everybody up
here',"says Chemistry
Assoc. Prof John Sherman
a pair of chemistry professors
have won ubc's top research prizes for 1999.
Prof. Anthony Merer was named
the recipient ofthe Prof. Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize. Assoc.
Prof. John Sherman was awarded
the Charles A. McDowell Award
for Excellence in Research.
Looked upon as ubc's premier
research award, the Biely Prize is
given in recognition of a distinguished record of recently
accomplished published research
in any discipline.
"I have to admit, it was a total
surprise," says Merer, who has been
conducting research in the field of
laser spectroscopy at ubc since
the mid-1970s.
The Oxford University-educated
Merer, who describes his research
as "measuring the sizes and shapes
of small molecules using their interaction with light," joined the
Chemistry Dept. in 1968.
His current experiments use intense coloured lasers to study free
radicals—chemical molecules that
tend to be highly unstable because
of the presence of unpaired electrons. He recently discovered the
family of the simplest possible or-
ganometallic radicals made up of
just three atoms: carbon, hydrogen
and a metal.
Assoc. Prof. John Sherman
For Sherman, receiving the
McDowell award—presented for
excellence in pure or applied research—was merely half of the
accolades he received in one day.
The 38-year-old organic chemist
was also named one of 10 recipients of the ubc Killam Research
"It was a very good week,"
chuckled Sherman.
Since arriving on campus in
1991, Sherman has focused his re-
see Killam page 2
Vice-president's job all about students
Adventure, passion, engagement are all words Brian
Sullivan uses to describe why he's at this university
by Bruce Mason staff writer
brian sullivan's job title—
vice-president, Students—is unique
in Canada. He was intrigued when,
one year ago, he first heard about a
position being created at ubc, thousands of miles away.
"Sounds like an adventure," said
his wife and four teen-aged children.
"Last February, I was associate
vice-president, Student Affairs, at
the University of Guelph and had
no intention of leaving," he recalls.
"But I have a passion for universities and making them better for
students, so I seized the opportunity of a portfolio which bundles
together all the concerns for and of
students, from a to z."
Sullivan is the senior university
officer responsible for shaping the
student experience on a continuum that encompasses prospective
students, current undergraduate
and graduate students and alumni.
He jokes that the portfolio covers
the spectrum from "cradle to
Brian Sullivan, vice-president, Students
Since arriving on campus in August, he has become ubiquitous—an
easily approachable, bow-tied figure,
equally at home with students and
senior administrators and comfort
able in the remarkable diversity of a
large, complex university.
Anchored in a role he describes
as a "constructive conscience concerned for the student view," he is
immersed in change. "Engagement"
is a word he uses often and very
seriously—particularly "student engagement."
Pushing aside a slice of pizza he
has picked up enroute from a
meeting with student leaders, he
produces an eight-page questionnaire currently being widely circulated. It surveys students' overall
health and level of stress, use and
degree of satisfaction with campus
health services and extracurricular
see Sullivan page 2 UBC     REPORTS
FEBRUARY     10,
Continued from page 1
activity, hours of sleep and degree
of support, substance use and demographic profile.
"My office will be data-driven
and share the large body of applied
research available on student services," says Sullivan.
"We are a learning community
and need to know precisely what we
are doing and how best to improve it,"
he says. "Paying close attention to
student needs and experiences is a
critical tenet ofthe Trek 2000 vision."
First-year experience programs
are one example of initiatives intended to help achieve that vision,
Sullivan says.
"Research demonstrates that
campus involvement promotes
student learning. The new programs will help the 75 per cent of
new students who live off campus
get more involved on campus beyond the classroom."
Student Services units are also
working with faculties to support
other Trek 2000 goals, such as
adding work skills to the credit curriculum and expanding volunteer
service-learning opportunities. An
expanded housing guarantee will
assure students from outside the
Lower Mainland who meet registration requirements of a place to
Acutely aware of the complexity
of his job, Sullivan says that the
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The survey will greatly influence
plans for Library services and collections.
watch for a summary of survey results,
to be published in Spring 2000.
Non-credit conversational classes start
February 5th)
Day, evening or Saturday
morning classes for adults
Accelerated classes in French,
Spanish and Italian
Language Programs
and Services
UBC Continuing Studies
senior administrative team, highly
motivated staff and student governments have smoothed the transition.
"These first six months have
been exciting and affirming," says
Sullivan. "I think it's a great fit and
look forward to contributing for
some time to come."
Killam prizes awarded
Continued from page 1
search in two areas: the study of
carceplexes, or complex molecules
within molecules; and the creation
of proteins "from scratch." He says
Peer teaching
Continued from page i
man Resources in the Georgia Basin;  and  Patterns  in  Nature  (a
course that explores mathematical
ratios and geophysical patterning).
Tom Bird, a fourth-year Integrated Sciences student proposed
the Management of Natural and
Human Resources course because
he wanted to explore more deeply
the concept of sustainable development in the area.
"It is such a controversial topic and so many different view
points on how things should be
run in the area are out there,"
says Bird.
With the help of John Robinson,
director of the Sustainable Development Research Institute, Bird
set up the course and says it has
become his favourite class.
"Every class is a challenge," he
says. "It is a group effort to make
sure we all come away from it having learned something."
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building synthetic proteins sheds
light on the structure of natural
Sherman, a New York native,
admits he knew little about ubc
before he interviewed here. But
once he visited, Sherman says he
was impressed by the calibre of research.
"I remember thinking, 'Why
isn't everybody up here,'" he says.
The university has also announced the list of recipients of
Killam Research Prizes and 1999
Killam Fellowships.
The $5,000 ubc Killam Research
Prizes are awarded annually to top
campus researchers and are equally
divided between the arts and sciences.
The recipients are: Paul Beaudry,
Economics; Doug Bonn, Physics and
Astronomy; Anthony Dawson, English; Clarence de Silva, Mechanical
Engineering; Robert Evans, Economics; Gerald Feltham, Commerce
and Business Administration; Robert Jackson, Political Science; John
Schrader, Medicine; and Philip
Stamp, Physics and Astronomy.
Isaac Walton Killam Memorial
Fellowships are given to top up faculty salaries by up to $15,000 while
they are on sabbatical leave. As
well, scholars receive a $3,000 grant
for research and travel expenses.
Fellowship winners are: Paul
Beaudry, Economics; Gregory
Dipple, Earth and Ocean Sciences; Isabel Grant, Law; Nancy
Heckman, Statistics; Scott Hinch,
Forest Sciences; Faouzi Kossentini,
Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Alan Richardson,
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• For post-secondary students, staff and faculty only. UBC  REPORTS  |  FEBRUARY  10,  2000
Parental choice key
researchers suggest
crack control Civil Engineering Assoc. Prof. Perry Adebar, associate dean in the Faculty of Applied Science,
inspects the remains of a test concrete roof girder in UBC's Structures Laboratory. The specimen weighs more than 50
metric tonnes and stretches 21 metres in length. Load was applied to the concrete through four hydraulic jacks that
pulled down on the structure during the test. The results allowed engineers to certify the safety of an existing cracked
concrete roof structure—saving the building's owners from a $i-million repair bM.John Chongphoto
Traditional schools make
difference says study
by Bruce Mason staff writer
a ubc study is helping inform the
heated debate over public school
choice, particularly regarding traditional schools in B.C.
Education Prof. Daniel Brown
worked with eight graduate
students from 1997-99 on the
Alternative Schools Report: The Impact of Parental Choice on Three
Canadian Public Schools. The study
focused on parents' choice of traditional schools over the norm—
neighbourhood schools which have
progressive elements that some
parents question.
"The evidence strongly suggests
that parental choice in public
schools    makes    an    important
Former pm , Nobel alumnus, filmmaker to receive honorary degrees
Alumni achievers renowned in fields from politics to
medicine make up seven of this year's 14 recipients
Campbell, Nobel Prize winner
Robert Mundell—both ubc alumni—and filmmaker Atom Egoyan
are among the 14 individuals who
will receive honorary degrees from
the university this year.
Recipients are recognized for
their distinguished career achievements and for their contributions
to ubc and to Canada.
Honorary degrees will be awarded during Spring Congregation
May 24-31 and at Fall Congregation Nov. 23-24.
Kim Campbell is a graduate of
ubc's Faculty of Law and lectured
in the Dept. of Political Science before becoming a member of B.C.'s
Legislative Assembly in 1986 and a
member of Parliament in 1988. She
held a variety of cabinet positions,
including minister of Justice and
attorney general of Canada.
In 1993 she served as Canada's
first woman prime minister.
Campbell is currently the Canadian consul general in Los Angeles.
Robert A. Mundell, who graduated from ubc's Faculty of Arts in
1953. was awarded the 1999 Nobel
Prize in Economics for his work in
the comparative economics of
fixed and flexible exchange rates.
He also proposed an early version
of a European common currency
now known as the Euro.
Atom Egoyan has earned international recognition including the
International Critics' Prize at the
Cannes Film Festival for both Exotica and The Sweet Hereafter,
which also earned eight Genie
awards and an Oscar nomination.
His latest film, Felicia's Journey, recently won four Genie awards.
Theft suspect charged
Kim Campbe!
Egoyan works in a variety of media and recently directed the opera
Salome for Vancouver Opera.
Other alumni and faculty receiving honorary degrees are: ubc
alumna and leader in nursing,
health care and academic administration Alice Baumgart; Professor
emeritus of Physics and Astronomy
Myer Bloom; neurological researchers Edith McGeer and alumnus
Patrick McGeer; Walter Hardwick,
ubc alumnus, professor emeritus
and former deputy minister of Education; alumnus and former ubc
dean of Medicine William Webber;
Atom Egoyan
and alumnus and pioneering geologist John Wheeler.
Honorary degrees will also be
given to Maureen Mitchell Donald,
the first deaf person in Canada
hired as a teacher of the deaf;
Henry Friesen, medical scientist,
educator and head of the Medical
Research Council of Canada; shipping magnate and international
education leader Robert Ho; and
conservation ecologist Evelyn
Chrystalla Pielou.
Donald, Pielou and Campbell
will receive their honorary degrees
at Fall Congregation.
difference in the lives of children,
parents and educators," he says.
"We were able to make recommendations that may serve three
important needs in the school system at large: elevating student
achievement; increasing student
sense of safety and community;
and strengthening public support
in an era in which confidence in
public education has declined," he
The ubc research team found
that the three traditional elementary schools studied performed
above district norms in academic
achievement. A pronounced emphasis on respect and citizenship
was present and parents and
teachers demonstrated a 'remarkable' consensus on their mission.
All experienced committed family
support and high satisfaction ratings.
The schools in the study differ
in size, history and circumstances.
Topham Elementary in Langley
teaches Japanese language and
culture augmented with a technology program.
Langley Fundamental, a large
traditional school with 558 students, has offered a distinctive
program for more than 25 years. It
has a waiting list of 600 names.
The third school. King Traditional, established in Abbotsford
in 1995, emphasizes academic
excellence and a disciplined environment. Its 304 students wear a
uniform and despite its cramped
facility and portables the waiting
list is long.
The traditional schools were
formed partly as a reaction against
what were considered to be less
effective "progressive" teaching
methods. Topham's distinctive
program derived from the vision of
its principal.
By providing choice the three
schools draw from large catchment
areas, increasing district enrolment
and retaining parents who may
have otherwise left the system.
The report offers recommendations to make the benefits more
widely available. They require
neither substantial regulatory
changes nor increased costs.
The report was made possible
through a grant from the Society
for the Advancement of Excellence
in Education.
The report can be ordered from
a 27-year-old Vancouver male
has been charged by the rcmp
with the theft of musical instruments worth more than $40,000
from lockers at the School of Music over the Christmas break.
Aaron Patrick Switzer, a former
ubc Arts student and ex-UBC employee, has been charged with five
counts of break, enter and theft
and one count of theft at Richmond Provincial Court and has
been remanded into custody.
According to Staff Sgt. Lloyde
Plante ofthe campus rcmp detach
ment, Switzer allegedly stole the instruments for money to support a
drug addiction. With the help ofthe
Vancouver Police Department's
property crime section, Plante says
the rcmp were able to locate two of
the stolen items—a pair of clarinets—at a local pawn shop.
A number of musical instruments
belonging to students and the university were stolen from School of
Music lockers last month. Among
the items still missing are three
trumpets, six trombones, two French
horns, and a new bass clarinet.
Tentative cupe settlements reached
ubc and Canadian union of Public Employees (cupe) locals 116,
2950 and 2278 reached tentative
collective agreements on Jan. 31, after multiple days of special mediation and a half-day full strike, sfu,
the University of Victoria and unbc
also reached tentative collective
agreements with their cupe locals.
The settlements are for three
years retroactive to April 1,1999 for
both locals 116 and 2950 and to
Sept. 1,1999 for Local 2278.
The agreements, which fall under the provincial wage guidelines of zero, zero and two per
cent wage increases over three
years contain a number of lan
guage and other improvements
and must now be ratified by both
the union membership and the
The universities and the unions
also reached a public sector accord
on university issues, specifically pay
equity and health and welfare
benefits. UBC  REPORTS  |  FEBRUARY 10,  2000
Opera In Three Acts
The Merry Wives Of Windsor. School
of Music. Chan Centre at 3pm. For
tickets, call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or
in person at the Chan Centre box
Chalmers Institute Seminar
Centering Prayer Intensive. Cynthia
Bourgeault. vst at 10am. Continues
to Feb. 18 at 4pm. $190; $180 team; $95
seniors. To register e-mail: cl@vst.edu;
call 822-9815.
Biochemistry Seminar
Three-Dimensional Structures Of
Coagulation Factors: Pieces Of A
Complicated Puzzle. Wolfram Bode.
mc#4 at 3:45pm. Refreshments at
3:30pm. Call 822-3178.
Chemoprevention Group Seminar
F.vidence Supporting Lycopene As A
Chemopreventive In Prostate Cancer.
Venket Rao, director, Program in Food
Safety, u of Toronto, bc Cancer
Research Centre lecture theatre from
i2noon-ipm. Call Dr. Kirsten Skov
877-6098, local 3021.
Museum Of Anthropology
Public Lecture
Contemporary First Nations Art:
Challenging Stereotypes. Lynn Hill;
John Powell; Connie Sterritt. moa
theatre gallery from at 7:30-gpm. $37;
$32 museum members. To register
call 822-1420.
Biochemistry Seminar
Realities Of Virus-Host Interactions:
Evasion OfThe Host Defense, Hijacking
OfThe Protein Synthesizing Machinery,
Chalmers Institute Seminar
War And Human Rights: When Peace
And Justice Clash. Various speakers.
vst from 7:30-gpm. Continues to Feb.
19 from g:3oam-4pm. $35; $20
seniors/team. To register e-mail:
cl@vst.edu; call 822-9815.
Institute For European Studies
Special Seminar
How Do You Know It's Real Thing?
Authentic Records In The Electronic
Age. Various speakers. Chan Centre
Royal Bank Cinema from 9am-5pm.
To register e-mail: italcult@iicvan-
ca.org; call 822-1452; 688-0809.
Continuing Studies
Writing Workshop
Between The Wars: Literature OfThe
Lost Generation. Isabel Nanton, writer; Graham Osborne, photographer.
FEBRUARY     13    THROUGH     FEBRUARY    2 6
Theatre, Film And
Creative Writing Festival
Vanfest 2000 - Beginning The Millennium. Frederic Wood Theatre at 7pm.
Continues to Feb. 18. $5 at, the door.
Call Peggy Bochun. Vancouver School
Board 713-5206.
Continuing Studies Public Lecture
A Brief History OfThe Soul. Leonard
George, psychologist, writer,
broadcaster. Carr Hall conference
room from 7-gpm. Continues to April
3- $135; $125 seniors. To register call
Continuing Studies Public Lecture
Centres Of Islamic Art And
Architecture. Hanna Kassis, professor
emeritus. Vancouver Public Library
(downtown) from 2-3:3opm.
Continues to March 21. $67; $62
seniors. To register call 822-1420.
Biochemistry Seminar
Structural Basis OfThe Matrix
Metalloproteinases (mmps), The
Tissue Inhibitors Of Metalloproteinases (timps), AndTheTnFalpha-
Converting Enzyme (tace). Wolfram
Bode. Copp 2002/2004 at i2noon.
Refreshments at 11:45am. Call
Continuing Studies
Writing Workshop
Writing For Kids And 'Teens. Marion
Crook, children's author. Carr Hall 115
from 7:30-gpm. Continues to March
21. $170. To register call 822-1420.
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
tba. Dr. H. Broekhuyse. vgh. Eye Care
Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.
Continuing Studies Public Lecture
Journey Of A Soul: The Drama Of
Spiritual Transformation In Dante's
Divine Comedy. Shiella Fodchuk,
executive director, The Cathedral For
Spiritual Direction. Vancouver Public
Library (downtown) from io-n:3oam.
Continues to March 22. $67; $62
seniors. To register call 822-1420.
And dna Microarray Surprises In The
hiv Hepatitis c and Influenza Virus
Systems. Michael Katze, u of
Washington. irc#7 at 10:45am.
Refreshments at 10:30pm. Call
New Faculty Orientation
Orientation And Walking Tour. David
Lam basement seminar room from
i2noon-4:3opm. To register www.
cstudies.ubc.ca/facdev/; call 822-6827.
Continuing Studies Public Lecture
International Scene. Various
speakers. Vancouver Public Library
(downtown) from i2noon-i:3opm.
Continues to March 23. $67; $62
seniors. To register call 822-1420.
Continuing Studies Public Lecture
Between The Wars: Literature OfThe
Lost Generation. Deborah Lendon,
F.nglish language and literature
teacher. Vancouver Public Library
(downtown) from 2pm-3:3opm.
Continues to March 23. $67; $62
seniors. To register call 822-1420.
Centre Forjapanese Research
Canada And Japan 2000: Changing
Relations In A Changing World.
Leonard Edwards, Canada's
ambassador to Japan, ck Choi 120
from 3-4:i5pm. Call 822-2629.
UILO Seminar
Incorporation: Whoops! Things To
Remember Before You Leave. Various
speakers. ForSciences 1005 from
4-6pm. To register www.uilo.ubc.ca;
call 822-8580.
FRIDAY,  FEB.   l8
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Exercise Rehabilitation In Children
With Congenital Heart Disease: The
bcch Experience. Jim Potts,
Cardiology, gf Strong Aud. from 9-
10am. Call 875-2307.
Fish 500 Seminar
Larkin Lecture Discussion: msy Reborn, But With A New Identity—Is It
Necessary, Is It Sufficient? Hut B-8,
Ralf Yorque Room at 11:30am. Refreshments at nam. Call 822-2731.
Carr Hall conference room from
ioam-5pm. $135. Refreshments. Please
bring lunch. To register call 822-1420.
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Information In War And
Emergencies: Who Really Commands
The High Ground? Nik Gowing,
correspondent, bbc. irc#2 at 8:15pm.
Call 822-3131.
Chan Centre Concert
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber
Choir And Tallinn Chamber
Orchestra. Tonu Kaljuste, conductor.
Chan Centre at 8pm. For tickets call
'Ticketmaster 280-3311; info 662-7706.
Chalmers Institute
Continuing Education Event
Stephen Lewis, Canada's Ambassador
to the un; vst and other faculty, vst
from 9am-9pm. Continues to Feb. 22
from 9am-4pm. $110; $100 team; $55
seniors. To register e-mail: cl@vst.edu;
call 822-9815.
Cecil And Ida Green
Visiting Professorships
Women In Science. Prof. Virginia
Valian, Psychology, Hunter College.
Cecil Green House Yorkeen room
from gam-i2noon. To register call
G. Peter Kaye Public Lecture
Church And State: Do 'The Twain Meet?
Stephen Lewis, Canada's Ambassador
to the un. Frederic Wood Theatre at
12:30pm. Call 822-9815.
Ritsumeikanjapanese Lunch Hour
Complimentary Lunch And Craft
Session. International House upper
lounge from i2:30-i:30pm. Call
Mechanical Engineering Seminar
Understanding And Optimizing
Classroom Acoustics. Murray
Hodgson, associate professor, ceme
1204 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at
3:25pm. Call 822-3770.
Astronomy Seminar
A Mass Function To 0.15 Msun In The
Galactic Bulge. Michael Rich, u of
California. Hennings 318 at 4pm.
Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call
Member Speaker Series
How We Learn About Other People's
Poverty: International Development
And The Role OfThe University.Jim
Delaney, Political Science. Green
College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.
G. Peter Kaye Public Lecture
The Church And The International
Community. Stephen Lewis, Canada's
Ambassador to the un. Frederic
Wood Theatre at 7:30pm. Call
Continuing Studies Public Lecture
Great Thinkers OfThe 20th Century.
Various speakers. Lasserre 102 from
7:30-9pm. Continues to March 20. $57;
$52 seniors. To register call 822-1420.
Regent College Public Lecture
Is Darwinism Defeated? A Response
To Anti-Evolutionism. Denis O.
Lamoureux, St. Joseph's College, u of
Alberta. Regent College Chapel at
7:30pm. Booksigning to follow. Call
Science And Society
The Threat Of Intellectual Property:
Academic Science In The Knowledge
Society. Claire Polster, Sociology and
Social Studies, u of Regina. Green
College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
G. Peter Kaye Public Lecture
Are Civilized Values Crushed In
Contemporary Society? Stephen
Lewis, Canada's Ambassador to the
un. Frederic Wood 'Theatre at
12:30pm. Call 822-9815.
Botany Seminar
A Physiological Dissection Of
Ammonium Fluxes And Pools In
Plant Tissues. Dev Britto. BioSciences
2000 from i2:30-2pm. Call 822-2133.
Xerox Lecture In Industrial/
Applied Chemistry
The Emergence Of Hydrogenated
Nitrile Butadiene Rubber As A High
Performance Elastomer. Prof. Garry
Rempel, u of Waterloo. Chemistry B-
250 at 1pm. Refreshments at 12:40pm.
Call 822-3057.
Computer Science
Invited Speaker Seminar
The Sense Of Touch: Designing
Haptic Interfaces for Teleoperation
And Virtual Environments. Susan
Lederman, Queen's u. cicsr/cs 208
from 4-5:3opm. Refreshments. Call
Surgery Grand Rounds
Determinants Of Survival In
Esophageal Cancer. Dr. John Wong,
head, u of Hong Kong, gf Strong Aud.
from 7-8am. Call 875-4545.
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Control Spasticity With Botulinum
Toxin. Dr. Richard Beauchamp. vgh,
Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call
99 Chairs Grand Opening
David Lam Centre from 8am-iopm.
Entertainment, refreshments, giveaways. Call 822-3256.
Centre Forjapanese
Research Seminar
Plant Location And Embeddedness
Of Firms In The Higashi Osaka
Industrial District. Prof. Kenkichi
Nagao, Osaka City u. ck Choi 120
from i2:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.
The Disability Resource Centre at the University of British
Columbia is pleased to present:
The Year 2000 Paul Jones Memorial Symposium
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Friday, March 10th, 2000
Student Union Building, Room # 214
Speaker: Rod Michalko, PhD
Dr. Michalko received his PhD from the Department of Sociology
and Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. He currently
is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at St. Francis Xavier University
in Antigonish, NS. An exciting and engaging speaker, Rod Michalko
has spoken to audiences across Canada with his fascinating lecture
"Identity and the Language of Disability." Dr. Michalko will speak
about the concept of disability, how it affects those who deal with it
daily and how society deals with them.
Tickets: $75 (Lunch included) Students $25. For more
information call the UBC Disability Resource Centre at 822-5844.
The ubc Reports Calendar lists university-related or university-sponsored events
on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland. Calendar items must
be submitted on forms available from the ubc Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251
Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver BC, v6t izi. Phone: UBC-info (822-4636).
Fax: 822-2684. An electronic form is available at www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca.
Please limit to 35 words. Submissions for the Calendar's Notices section may
be limited due to space. Deadline for the February 24 issue of ubc Reports—
which covers the period February 27 to March 11—is noon, February 15. UBC  REPORTS  |  FEBRUARY  10,  2000
Institute Of Asian Research Seminar
Governance In New Asia: The
Conflict Between Globalization And
Regionalism. Paul Evans, director
Program for Canada-Asia Policy
Studies, ck Choi 120 from 4:30-6pm.
Call 822-2629.
Cecil And Ida Green
Visiting Professorships
Bringing Up Baby. Prof. Virginia
Valian, Psychology, Hunter College.
Green College Coach House at
12:30pm. Call 822-5675.
Asian Studies Lecture Series
Of Colony, Gender And Sexuality: The
Sikhs And The Raj. Doris Jakobsh, u
of Guelph. Asian Centre 604 at
12:30pm. Call 822-9266.
Another Look At Human
Development Colloquium
The Nature Of Children, The Nurture
Of Design. Susan Herrington,
Landscape Architecture. Scarfe 278
from i2:30-i:20pm. Call 822-5232.
Laing Lectures
Stories, Tales And Truth. Maxine
Hancock, Regent College. First
Baptist Church (downtown) at
12:30pm. Call 224-3245.
Continuing Studies Public Lecture
Children OfThe Raven: Indigenous
Peoples Of Pacific Asia. Sherry
Tanaka, poet, performance artist.
Buchanan B-219 from 7:30-gpm.
Continues to March 22. $57; $52
seniors. To register call 822-1420.
Geography Outreach Seminar
When Minority Become Majorities:
The Changing Face Of Vancouver
And Richmond. Dan Hiebert.
Richmond Nature Park at 7:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-3534.
Cecil And Ida Green
Visiting Professorships
Gender And Math. Prof. Virginia
Valian, Psychology, Hunter College.
Green College Graham House at
7:30pm. Call 822-5675.
Laing Lectures
Where Do We Go From Here? Loren
Wilkinson. Regent College at 7:30pm.
Booksigning at 6:30pm. Call
Senate Meeting
Regular Meeting OfThe Senate, ubc's
Academic Parliament. Curtis 102 at
8pm. Call 822-2951.
Laing Lectures
The Blessing And The Curse Of
Technology. Craig Gay, Regent
College. Chan Centre at 8pm. Call
Earth And Ocean
Sciences Colloquium
Geology, Petrology, Geochemistry,
PGE-Au-Cu-Ni Ore Assemblage Of
The Roby Zone, Lac Des lies, nw
Ontario. Mike Michaud, srk
Consulting. GeoSciences 330-A at
12:30pm. Call 822-3278.
Centre For Feminist
Legal Studies Lecture
Barriers To Justice For Street Involved
Girls. Annabell Webb, Justice for Girls.
Curtis 157 from i2:30-2pm. Call
Biostatistics/SFU Seminar
Statistical Modelling Of Species
Occurrences. Fangliang He, Canadian
Forest Service, Pacific Forestry
Centre, sfu Campus, Math and
Statistics K-9509 at 3:30pm. Call
Cecil And Ida Green Visiting
Input And Innateness: Controversies
In Language Acquisition. Prof.
Virginia Valian, Psychology, Hunter
College. Kenny, Suedfeld lounge at
4pm. Call 822-5675.
Centre For Integrated Computer
Systems Research Seminar
The Digital Michelangelo Project. Marc
Levoy, Computer Science, Stanford v.
cicsr/cs 208 from 4-53opm.
Refreshments. Call 822-6894.
79th Annual Osier Dinner
Towards Transparency In Medical
Care In The 21st Century. Dr. Noel
Buskard, Medicine. Pan Pacific Flotel
Governor General Suite at 6:30pm.
$65; $45 residents/students. Dinner at
7:30pm. Call 736-5551.
Thematic Lecture Series:
Myths Of Nations
The Nature Of Race: Re-thinking The
Colonial Encounter In Australia. Kay
Anderson, Geography. University
College, Australian Defence Force
Academy. Green College at 7:30pm.
Call 822-1878.
Continuing Studies Public Lecture
Guenter Grass: The Last Nobel Prize
Winner. Steven Taubeneck, Germanic
Studies. Buchanan B-221 from 7:30-
9pm. Continues to March 30. $67; $62
seniors. To register call 822-1420.
Pediatric Site-Wide Grand Rounds
A Clinicians Perspective On The
Conflict Of Ethics And Economics In
Besource Allocation: Who Is The
Gatekeeper? Dr. Paul Rogers,
Oncology, B.C.'s Children's Hosp. gf
Strong Aud. from 9-ioam. Call
Fish 500 Seminar
Building A Marine Mammal Database
On Longhurst Areas. Amy Poon,
Fisheries Centre. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque
Room at 11:30am. Refreshments at
nam. Call 822-2731.
Peter Wall Institute Colloquium
The Declining Difference Alienage
Makes: The U.S. And Germany. David
Abraham, Law, u of Miami. Peter Wall
Institute University Centre 307 at
i2noon. Call 822-4837.
Occupational And
Environmental Hygiene Seminar
Using Noise To Cancel Noise: Active
Noise Control At Vancouver
International Airport. Pierre
Germain, Mechanical Engineering.
ubc I losp., Koerner G-279 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call Kathryn Lewis 822-9861;
Dr. Murray Hodgson 822-3073.
Institute For European
Studies Symposium
Politics And The Past: On Repairing
Historical Injustices. Various
speakers. Peter Wall Institute
University Centre from 3-5pm.
Continues to Feb. 26 gam-4:45pm.
Call 822-1452.
Mathematics Colloquium
Universality And Conformal
Invariance In Two-Dimensional
Statistical Physics. Gregory F. Lawler,
Duke u. Mathematics 100 at 3:30pm.
Refreshments Math Annex 1115 at
3:15pm. Call 822-2666.
Chemical And Biological
Engineering Seminar
Detoxification Of Logyard Run-Off.
Michael Zenaitis. ChemEng 206 at
3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
Linguistics Colloquium
Slavic Clitics: An A-Morphous,
Feature-Based Approach. Gilbert C.
Rappaport. Buchanan B-223 from
3:30-5pm. Refreshments. Call
St. John's College Speaker Series
Tibet And Tangs Grand Strategy. Prof.
Denis Twitchett, Princeton u. St. John's
College 1080 at 4pm. Call 822-8781.
Amnesty UBC's 5th Annual Student
Globalization And Social Justice.
Various speakers, sub from gam-spm.
$10 ($15 after Feb. 15) includes lunch,
refreshments. Call 822-9098.
Vancouver Institute Lecture
The Advancement Of Women: Why
So Slow? Prof. Virginia Valian,
Psychology, Hunter College. irc#2 at
8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
Orchids In Bloom
For Sale At Give-Away Prices!
Currently Lady's Slippers and
Dendrobium delicatum available.
Small (3-inch pot) $5; large (5-inch
pot) $15. Horticultural Greenhouse at
the corner of West Mall and Stores
Road. Call David Kaplan at 822-3283.
Research Study
Volunteer subjects needed for study
on aging and speech understanding.
Must be native English speakers 18-30
or 60-80 years old with good hearing
in both ears. Involves one two-hour
session on ubc campus. $15
honorarium. Contact Wendy Lam
e-mail: wendylam@audiospeech.
ubc.ca or call 263-0677.
Four visiting Tibetan monks spent five days creating an intricate sand mandala
(foreground) at a recent exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology. Ritually destroyed, its
elements were then ceremonially returned to the sea. The monks also constructed a
three-dimensional, hand-carved, wooden mandala (background). The exhibit was
part of a North American tour to raise awareness about Tibet and raise money for a
museum to store ancient, sacred objects. For information about upcoming exhibits at
the Museum of Anthropology call 822-5087 or visit www.moa.ubc.ca. Dianne Longson photo
Dance Enlightenment
The ams Women's Centre presents
dance enlightenment body awareness
through movement and sound. Learn
to release negative energy, ground
body and essence. Enhance creativity
attuning to your own rhythm. Weekly
classes from 3:30-5:3opm. Drop in or
register for the whole semester. To
register or for more info call 822-2163.
Premenstrual Asthma Study
UBc/St. Paul's Hospital researchers
are seeking females with asthma and
regular menstrual cycles for a study
on estrogen's effects on asthma
symptoms and lung function. Must
be 18-45 years of age, non-smokers,
and not taking birth control pills.
Honorarium and free peak flow meter
provided. If interested, please call
Parkinson's Research
A research team from ubc is asking for
the assistance of people with
Parkinsons to participate in research.
This research is aimed at
understanding how Parkinson's may
affect complex activities such as
managing multiple tasks. Participation involves performing fairly
simple tasks, some of which involve
responding verbally to computer,
screen displays. The general goal of
this work is to develop effective
methods of coping with Parkinson's. If
you are a healthy person of 50 years or
older, we are also in need of several
people to participate in this study as
part of a non-Parkinson's comparison
group. To participate or for more
information, please contact 'Todd
Woodward, Psychology 822-3227.
Sexual Assault Research
The Anxiety and Fear Laboratory in
the Dept. of Psychology requires female volunteers who have experienced
unwanted sexual activity, to participate in a research project. If you have
ever had sex with someone when you
didn't want to, because the other person continued the event when you said
no, forced or threatened to force you,
or because you were given alcohol or
drugs, and you would be interested in
helping us with our research, please
call 822-9028. Confidentiality and privacy protected.
Museum Of
Anthropology Exhibition
A Break In The Ice: Inuit Prints And
Drawings From The Linda J.
Lemmens Collection. Continues to
Feb. 20. Objects Of Intrigue.
Continues to March 31. Attributed to
Edenshaw: Identifying The Hand Of
The Artist. Continues to Feb. 13.
Three Case Studies. Northwest Coast
Art. Continues to August. Raven's
Reprise: Contemporary Works by
First Nations Artists. Continues to
Jan. 14 2001. Philippine Pottery From
The Tecson Collection. Continues to
April, www.moa.ubc.ca or call 822-
5087 or 822-5950.
Child Behaviour Research
How do parents see challenging child
behaviours? We are asking parents of
seven-14 year olds to tell us by
completing an anonymous, 30-
minute questionnaire. You can
receive the results. Please call Assoc.
Prof. Johnston's lab, 822-9037.
Traumatic Stress Clinic
Psychologists conducting research at
the Traumatic Stress Clinic at ubc
Psychiatry are offering free treatment
to people suffering from Post-
Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
PTSD is caused by events such as
physical or sexual assault, and motor
vehicle accidents. Call the Traumatic-
Stress Clinic at 822-8040.
UBC Zen Society
Zazen (sitting meditation) each
Tuesday (except holidays) from 1:30-
2:20pm while classes in session. Asian
Centre 'Tea Gallery. All are welcome.
Call 822-2573.
Bike Workshop
Free bike care clinic with Jason Addy.
master bike mechanic, sub loading
dock room 41, every Wednesday from
6pm-7pm. Call 822-BiKK.
Bike Repair Party
Help repair and paint public bikes
and learn as you go. MacMillan (sw
corner), every'Tuesday from 4-8pm.
Call 822-4566.
Vancouver Team Handball
Looking for players at all levels.
Osborne Gym, Fridays from 7-9pm.
Call 222-2074 or visit handball-
be.hyper mart.net.
TRIUMF Public Tours
Tours are available every Wednesday
and Friday to Apr. 28 starting at 1pm
and lasting approx. lhr. 15mm. Group
tours may be arranged by calling the
triumf Information Office 222-7355.
Research Study
We are seeking healthy eight-12-year-
olds and their mothers to take part in
a psychology study to find out more
about how children learn about hurts
and pains. For more information, call
Prof. Craig's lab 822-5280.
UBC Campus Tours
Walking tours ofthe campus available
upon request. E-mail melissa.picher
@ubc.ca or call the Ceremonies Office
at 822-0949 to book a time.
AMS Rentsline
Helping students find housing since
1993, the AMS Rentsline is ubc's o?-
campus housing registry. This service
gives students access to hundreds of
rental listings, and landlords access to
thousands of students looking for
housing. You can call the Rentsline
from any touchtone phone 24 hours a
day, 365 days a year. Call 714-4848. 6  |  UBC  REPORTS  |  FEBRUARY IO,  2000
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HOUSE A perfect spot cc
reserve accommodation for guest
lecturers or other university
members who visit throughout
the year. Close to ubc and other
Vancouver attractions, a tasteful
representation of our city and of
ubc. 4103 W. 10th Ave.,
Vancouver, bc, v6r 2H2. Call or
fax 222-4104.
Elegant accommodation in Poi'U
Grey area. min. to ubc. On mam
bus routes. Close to shops and
restaurants. Includes TV, tea and
coffee making, private phone/
fridge. Weekly rates available.
Call 222-3461. Fax: 222-9279.
HOUS EFive suites available for
academic visitors to ubc only.
Guests dine with residents and
enjoy college life. Daily rate $56
plus $i4/day for meals Sun-Thurs.
Call 822-8660 for more
information and availability.
Spacious one br guest suites with
equipped kitchen, TV and
telephone. Centrally located near
sub, Aquatic Centre and transit.
Ideal for visiting lecturers,
colleagues and families. 2000
rates $8i-$t24 per night. Call
2855 W. 6th Ave. Heritage house,
antiques, wood floors, original
stained glass. 10 min. to ubc and
downtown. Two blocks from
restaurants, buses. Scrumptious
full breakfasts. Entertaining cats.
Views. Phones in rooms. E-mail:
farthing@uniserve.com or call
Walk to ubc along the ocean.
Quiet exclusive neighborhood.
Near buses and restaurants.
Comfortable rooms with tv and
private bath. Full breakfast.
Reasonable rates. Non-smokers
only please. Call 341-4975.
Breakfast. Best accommodation on
m.i'n bus routes. Includes TV, private
phone and bathroom. Weekly reduced rates. Call 737-2687. Fax
W. 18th Ave. Visitors and students of
ubc are most welcome. 15 min. to
ubc or downtown by bus. Close to
restaurants and shops. Daily rates
from $50 to $100. Please call and
checl it out at 737-2687.
ROOMS Private rooms, located on
camp'is, available for visitors attending ubc on academic business. Private bath, double beds, telephone,
tv, fridge, and meals five days per
week. Competitive rates. Call for
information and availability
University Centre. Residence offering
superior hotel or kitchenette style
rooms and suites. All rooms have
private bath, queen bed, voice mail,
cable TV and Internet-linked PC.
Beautiful view of sea and mountains.
For rates and reservations call
with homey comfortable
environment for visitors to UBC and
hospital. Located near hospital.
Rates $40-$8o/night; weekly rates.
Call 222-1062.
THEOLOGY Affordable
accommodation or meeting space
near the Chan Centre and moa.
Seventeen modestly furnished rooms
with hall bath are available. Daily
rates starting at $36. Meals or meal
plans are available in the school
cafeteria. For more information call
822-9031; 822-9490.
FRANCE Ultimate vacation central
Paris 1 br apt. Close to Paris 1 br apt.
Close to Avenue Provence 2 br house
accommodates six people. Fully furnished. Call 738-1876.
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Deadline: for the February 24 issue: 12 noon, February 15.
Enquiries: ubc-info (822-4636) • Rate: $16.50 for 35 words or less.
Additional words: 50 cents each. Rate includes cst.
Submission guidelines: Ads must be submitted in writing 10 days before
publication date to: ubc Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251 Cecil Green Park
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in cash, cheque (made out to ubc Reports) or journal voucher.
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closet space. Phone/answ.jv-video-
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adult student daughter seeking 2 br
suite, offer help with senior's/
disabled needs such as shopping,
gardening for reduced rent. Quiet
n/s. Exc. ref. E-mail danelson@
interchange.ubc.ca or call Dorothy
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Oct. 25-29). tesol teacher
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correspondence). 1,000s ofjobs
available now. free information
package, toll free (888) 270-2941 or
RETIRING in the next three years?
As a specialist who has assisted
many ubc faculty and staff members
through the retirement process I can
help sort out the options and
provide you with free retirement
projections. Call for a
complimentary meeting at my office
oryours! Don Proteau, bcomm, cfp,
rfp. E-mail: dproteau@hlp.fpc.ca or
call 687-7526.
for papers, essays and reports from
undergraduate to post-graduate
level. Work with an experienced,
highly qualified writing consultant at
Campus Edge Consultants. For an
appointment call 222-2919 or visit
www.campusedge.bc.ca for
Meet the right person or have fun trying, through Science Connection, the
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70s) who enjoy science or nature. Call
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Help Wanted
Accepting applications for a
substitute (on-call) teacher $17.91/hr.
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Honour Roll
Senior triumf researcher Doug
Bryman has been appointed to the
Warren Chair in the Physics and
Astronomy Dept.
The Warren Chair was established in 1991 in memory of John B.
Warren, the founder and first director of triumf—Canada's national
laboratory for particle and nuclear
The chair was created through
private grants, funding from triumf
and matching provincial government contributions.
Bryman's research is in experimental particle physics concentrating on rare decay processes of
elementary particles. He has been
at triumf since 1972.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Prof. David Pulfrey has
been elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers (ieee).
The honour recognizes his contributions to the field of modeling
of semiconductor devices used in
Award winnerjo-ann Archibald
personal communications products and fibre-optic systems.
Pulfrey was also elected to serve
a three-year term on the administration committee of the Electron
Devices Society ofthe ieee.
New York-based ieee has over
330,000 members in 150 countries
and its membership produces 30
per cent ofthe world's published literature in electrical engineering,
computers and control technology.
Jo-ann Archibald, director of the
First Nations House of Learning
(fnhl), has been selected as a
recipient ofthe 2000 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards—the
highest award given by Canada's
aboriginal community.
Archibald, a ubc alumna who is
a member of the Sto:lo First Nation,
joined the Faculty of Education in
1981 and has served as director of
fnhl since 1993. Her specialty is
First Nations curriculum development.
She has also been active in aboriginal affairs at the community,
provincial and national levels.
Chief Simon Baker, a 1990 ubc
honorary degree recipient and
leader of the Squamish Nation,
also received the award.
Baker has lectured at ubc,
across Canada and internationally
and is recognized as an ambassador for the Squamish people.
The award, which recognizes
commitment to ideals and level of
achievement, is judged by 16 aboriginal leaders representing diverse
career backgrounds and geographic regions and the three major
aboriginal groups.
Symposium probes
An international symposium
called How Do You Know It's The
Real Thing: Authentic Records in
the Electronic Age, will be held at
the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Feb. 19 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The symposium is co-sponsored
by the ubc Institute for European
Studies, Vancouver's Instituto Ital-
iano di Cultura and the InterPARES
Project, an international research
initiative directed by Archival Studies Prof. Luciana Duranti.
The symposium is free and
open to the public, but registration
is required. For further information contact (604) 688-0809 or
Alumni office opens in
Hong Kong
A new Alumni Office has been
opened in Hong Kong.
The office will serve as a link
among ubc, its alumni and potential students. It will also be made
available to visiting ubc faculty.
The office is the result of support from the ubc Alumni
Branch in Hong Kong, the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration and the Alumni
Space for the office, which is located in central Hong Kong, was
provided by ubc alumnus and
Hong Kong alumni branch governor Dr. Anthony Cheng.
The Hong Kong branch is one of
the largest and most active outside
For more information see
www.ubcalumni.com.hk, e-mail
ubcalumni@hknet.com or call
(852) 2111-9553.
The Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia along with Children's and Women's Health
Centre of British Columbia, the Vancouver Hospital and Health and Sciences Centre, Providence
Health Care and British Columbia Cancer Agency invite applications and nominations for the position of Head ofthe Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
We seek an academic leader, internal to the University, to be responsible for directing and developing
the teaching, research and service programs ofthe Department in conjunction with Hospital Department Heads (appointed jointly with Hospital CEOs). The leader will be responsible for supporting the
highest standards of patient care, education and research. The Department is extensively involved in
undergraduate medical education and has an excellent residency program. The Department has 20
full-time and 54 clinical faculty members and attracts strong research support. The successful candidate should hold a specialty qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, have substantial academic
and clinical experience, a proven record of scholarly achievement, and a commitment to undergraduate, graduate and post graduate medical education. Anticipated start date will be Spring 2000. Salary
will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Applications, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three references, should be
directed by March 15, 2000 to: Dr. J.A. Cairns, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Room 317, Instructional Resources Centre, 2194 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z3.
The Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC)
and Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre (VHHSC) invite applications and nominations, internal to the University, for
the position of Head of the Department of Radiology at UBC and
We seek an academic leader to be responsible for directing and
developing the teaching, research and service programs ofthe Department. The Department has 6 full-time, 23 part-time and 32
clinical faculty members and attracts strong research support.
There is an extensive undergraduate education endeavour and an
excellent residency program. The successful candidate should
hold a specialty qualification in Radiology, have broad and proven
administrative experience, substantial academic and clinical experience, a proven record of scholarly activity, and a commitment
to undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate medical education.
Anticipated start date will be July 1, 2000. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Within the hospital, the successful candidate will be accountable
for professional issues relevant to the strategic directions of the
organisation. The candidate is responsible for quality of patient
care and professional standards and collaborates with the senior
executives for physician workforce planning, recruiting and performance management.
The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and
is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified
persons to apply. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens
and permanent residents.
Applications, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and
names of three references, should be directed by March 15, 2000
to: Dr. J. A. Cairns, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British
Columbia, Room 317, Instructional Resources Centre, 2194 Health
Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3.
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Lesley Bainbridge teaches students
the importance of teamwork
A delicate balance
Think physiotherapy is about getting patients to perform
exercises? Think again. Today it's about putting the
patient at the centre of a caregiving team, says Physical
Therapy head Lesley Bainbridge. Hilary Thomson photo
by Hilary Thomson stafF writer
teenager that inspired the recent
recipient of Canada's top honour in
physiotherapy to enter the profession.
"I had previously considered becoming a librarian or a hairdresser,"
says Lesley Bainbridge, winner of
the Enid Graham Lecture Award,
the most prestigious award given
for national and international
leadership by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. "But when I
read the story about a physiotherapist who helped a little girl with
cerebral palsy I was impressed. I
wanted to make a difference, too."
That desire to make positive
changes still motivates Bainbridge,
who heads the division of Physical
Therapy in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences.
A past president of both the provincial and national associations
of physiotherapists, she is known
to colleagues as "an ambassador
for physiotherapy."
After obtaining a Physiotherapy diploma in England, Bainbridge completed a Bachelor of
Science in Physical Therapy at
ubc. After working as a physiotherapist for about five years, she
decided to "stop squawking about
what was wrong" and do something about it.
She served on the management
teams of Langley Memorial Hospi-
l.il and what was then University
Hospital before moving to Holy
I >imily Hospital, a Vancouver facility that specializes in geriatric
rehabilitation. There she was
director of physiotherapy before
taking the position of vice-president of Rehabilitation Services.
In 1994, Bainbridge joined the
School of Rehabilitation Sciences
with expertise in administration
and geriatric care and a growing
interest in education as well as
research interests in interprofessional practice and teaching.
"I love physiotherapy," she says.
"But I find it even more rewarding
when I work with other disciplines.
It brings a richer perspective to our
work whether it is teaching, client
care or research."
bainbridge completed a Master
of Education in Adult Education at
ubc in 1995. She currently chairs the
Interprofessional Education Committee of the Health and Human
Services Programs at ubc, which
originated in the Office ofthe Co-ordinator of Health Sciences.
"We need to teach our students
to work as a team because this is
how health care is practiced today,"
she says.
"Turf wars haven't gone away
but professions have more to learn
than fear from working in consultation."
In more than 25 years of practice, Bainbridge has seen a shift in
the philosophy of care.
She characterizes physiotherapy's original approach as a
militaristic one that focused on
performing exercises.
The developing trend, however,
is to have the patient at the centre
of a team of caregivers that also
may include occupational therapists, physicians, nurses, and
speech language pathologists.
involvement in decision-making
through regional health boards, a
demand for accountability in practice and a better-informed public
with higher expectations of care
contribute to the move to client-
focused care, she says.
Bainbridge was one of the creators of the Clinical Teaching and
Research Unit in the Purdy Pavilion at ubc Hospital.
The unit aims to be a model of
interprofessionalism and will be
one of the sites for her research
project that looks at teaching
teamwork strategies to students in
clinical practice.
The two-year project sees
undergraduate students and clinicians participate in team-building
workshops to learn strategies and
skills such as non-confrontational
disagreement and defusing conflict. When students move to jobs,
Bainbridge will evaluate the effect
of team-building skills on practice
In addition to her commitment
to client care, she is passionate
about teaching and describes it
as the most satisfying part of her
"Teaching is scholarship," says
Bainbridge, a participant in ubc's
Certificate Program on Teaching
in Higher Education.
"I find a great sense of academic
achievement in teaching, trying
new things and seeing a change in
students' understanding."
She teaches courses on the psycho-social aspects of disability,
social and professional issues and
assists with teaching interpersonal
communication in rehabilitation.
The hardest part of teaching,
she says, is creating curriculum
that is both contemporary and fits
with future directions.
Some of those directions may be
identified at the first-ever interprofessional rehabilitation national
congress, called Tri-Joint Congress
2000, to be held in Toronto in May.
Bainbridge co-chairs the steering committee for the event which
she describes as "amazing."
"It's taken years of planning but
now there is a real groundswell of
enthusiasm. The range of topics
offered at the congress demonstrates the extent of learning
possible between and among the
Among the subjects to be
covered are interdisciplinary team-
building, joint concerns in program
evaluation, communication with
clients, and interprofessional education.
the intensity of Bainbridge's
work life is balanced by the sense
of peace she gains from her 2.4-
hectare farm outside Victoria.
The weekly commute allows her
to change gears and once back
home she relaxes by caring for the
farm's inhabitants—14 chickens,
one rooster, four horses, two dogs
and 13 cats.
In the midst of this busy
personal and professional life,
Bainbridge has also been able to
satisfy two goals she wanted to
achieve before age 50—seeing Elton John perform live and running
a half marathon.
So what is next?
"Professionally, there are research and teaching challenges
and I'm still getting accustomed to
the academic environment," she
says. "Personally, I'll be running
more races and perhaps get a doctoral degree in education."
The book that inspired Lesley
Bainbridge's professional life was
closed long ago. Her own story is far
from over, however, and it would
appear that the plot thickens.


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