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Ten researchers win Killam awards
Ten UBC professors are winners of the
1991 Killam Research Prizes for outstanding achievements in their areas of
Established by UBC President David
Strangway in 1986, the Killams are presented to
faculty members across the university and are
valued at $10,000.
Winning senior prizes in arts are Alan Cairns,
Political Science Dept., Michael Church, Geography Dept., and Kenneth Craig, Psychology
Dept. Junior awards go to Joel Bakan, Faculty of
Law, and Janet Werker, Psychology Dept.
In science, senior prizes go to Ian Affleck,
Physics Dept., Colin Fyfe, Chemistry Dept.,
Judith Hall, Pediatrics Dept., and Nicholas
Pippenger, Computer Science Dept. A junior
prize goes to Terrance Snutch, Zoology Dept.
A physicist, a statistician, an educator and a
specialist in 18th century literature are winners of
UBC's 1991 faculty awards.
Physics Professor Ian Affleck is the winner
of the Professor Jacob Biely Faculty Research
Prize. Harry Joe, associate professor of Statistics, receives the Charles A. McDowell Award
for Excellence in Research.
Jean Barman, associate professor in the Faculty of Education, and Assistant English Professor Nicholas Hudson are both recipients of
Alumni Prizes for Social Sciences and Humanities, respectively.
The prizes will be awarded at a reception
hosted by UBC President David Strangway later
this spring.
Affleck came to UBC from Princeton University to take a professorship in the Dept. of
Physics and a fellowship in the Canadian Institute
for Advanced Research. He works in both the
Cosmology and High Temperature Superconductivity programs of the CIAR.
See PAIR on Page 2
— Cairns' scholarly career has focused on
Canadian political institutions, and in particular,
federalism and the constitution. He is credited
with first recognizing that post-war expansion of
health, education and welfare programs created
strong provincial governments that would one day
challenge the federal government.
— Church's field is geomorphology, the
study ofthe form ofthe Earth's surface and the
processes which mold it. He is also a hydrolo-
gist and — combining these fields in his central
research focus, fluvial geomorphology — he
studies river dynamics, the transport and deposition of sediment and interprets the history of
these as revealed in the landscape.
— Craig works in the fields of health and
clinical psychology. His research focuses on an
understanding ofthe psychology of pain, particularly the experience of pain in infancy and its
nonverbal indicators. This work, which led to
the development of a measurement strategy, has
influenced how physicians now treat chronic
and acute pain in young persons.
— Bakan has made a significant contribution
to the understanding of Canadian constitutional
law in its social context. Viewed as one ofthe best
and most exciting legal scholars of his generation
in Canada today, he continues an ambitious and
innovative research agenda.
See ARTS on Page 2
Photo by Leza Macdonald
Provincial Minister of Advanced Education, Training and Technology, Dr. Tom Perry (left),and UBC President David Strangway talk
during a recent visit of government MLAs to the UBC campus.
MLAs get advanced education
From the latest computer technology to a
stage play set in medieval England, 18 NDP
MLAs, including Premier Mike Harcourt, saw
some of the best UBC has to offer during a
special day-long tour on Feb. 7.
It was an opportunity to sample "the richness and diversity" of campus life, UBC Presi
dent David Strangway told the MLAs, who were
visiting at his invitation.
Many of the attending politicians, including
cabinet ministers Tom Perry, Advanced Education, Training and Technology, and Darlene
Marzari, Tourism and Culture, are UBC alums.
Others were making their first visit to campus.
Shannon O'Neill (Shuswap) said she was
impressed with the variety of activities at
"I think a lot of people are unaware of what
is going on at UBC, particularly in the way of
research. It was a fascinating and full day. I'm
looking forward to attending Open House in
1993," she said.
See DIVERSITY on Page 2
English Dept presents a series of lectures for off-campus community groups.
Around & About, page 3
women's basketball team
has guaranteed itself a spot
in the conference championships. Page 6
project in childhood history
has yielded a unique bibliography on childhood. Page 8
Pesticide link to valley illness challenged
A mysterious illness afflicting residents ofthe Fraser Valley has no link
to the area and is unlikely caused by
pesticides, a UBC epidemiologist has
"The condition does not appear
to be a single illness, but may rather
be a group of illnesses," said Dr.
Rick Mathias, a professor of Health
Care and Epidemiology, who was
commissioned by the provincial
Ministry of Health to study the ailment.
"Any suggestions of a single cause
are premature, and attributing the ill
ness to environmental causes would
be strictly conjecture at this point," he
The condition was dubbed Somatic Chemically Induced Dysfunction Syndrome (SCIDS), by an
Abbotsford orthopedic surgeon who
first noted it in several of his patients. He believes that SCIDS may
be caused by an environmental toxin
present in the air, water or food in the
Mathias said that while the symptoms of Fraser Valley residents are
real, they are well-recognized complaints throughout the developed
"With no unifying link between the
patients, the cause is difficult to determine," he said. "Some of these people
may be suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but we can't say with
any certainty."
SCIDS is characterized primarily
by muscle weakness and fatigue in the
forearm, as well as knee and shoulder
pain. The symptoms were most common in teenage female athletes and
older adults.
About 250 patients in the Fraser
Valley were diagnosed with the
syndrome after undergoing a test
— similar to an arm wrestle — to
check muscle strength and fatigue
Although the patients yielded
quickly to the stress being placed on
their forearms, Mathias said this reflex was also present in 75 per cent of
a normal group representing the general population.
The test does not appear to identify
an abnormality that can be used to
identify those individuals who have
been considered as having SCIDS,
Mathias said.
He predicts that the teenage ath-
See AILMENT on Page 2 2    UBCREPORTS February20.1992
Drink improves
ultrasound test
Mixing the right dose of sugar,
water and Tang may improve the diagnostic accuracy of abdominal ultrasound examinations.
The cellulose-based recipe, cooked
up by UBC researchers Dr. Colin
Tilcock and Dr. John Sisler in the
Department of Radiology, is intended
to disperse gas bubbles, present in the
gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which frequently interfere with ultrasound images of the abdomen.
"The gas scatters the ultrasound
beam leaving an acoustic shadow behind," Tilcock explained. "Anything
that lies within the shadow cannot be
easily seen.
"Ultrasound is a non-invasive,
cheap and portable radiological exam,
but its application to examination of
the GI tract is often compromised because of acoustic shadowing."
Although water, which patients
may be asked to drink prior to an
ultrasound exam, provides a sonic
window for sound waves to travel
through, it doesn't displace and is progressively absorbed from the GI tract.
Water is, therefore, a less ideal agent
for gastrointestinal ultrasound he
Preliminary studies of 15 healthy
adults, with no previous history of
gastrointestinal illness, indicate that
drinking the cellulose-based agent distends the bowel and either displaces or
absorbs the gas, Tilcock said.
"We have been provided with remarkable detail that is not normally
Tilcock believes that an effective
gastrointestinal agent will expand the
utility of ultrasound in many areas of
diagnosis, such as the detection of
inflammatory bowel disease,
colorectal cancers and ulcerations.
In addition to the immediate applications and the new avenues of
research that would result from
clearer pictures of the abdomen,
health-care costs would also decrease,
he said.
Tilcock estimated that of the 4,000
ultrasound exams — each costing approximately $ 100—performed annually at the UBC site of University
Hospital, half involve scanning the
abdomen, and of those, 50 per cent are
compromised by the presence of gas
within the GI tract.
"In these cases the patient usually
goes on to a more invasive and expensive CAT scan, which, at $300 to
$400, is at least triple the cost of an
ultrasound exam," he said.
By Tilcock's calculations, B.C.'s
medical services plan could be saved
at least $100,000 a year in direct billing costs, just from the UBC site alone.
The research team chose cellulose, a complex sugar, as the base
for the agent because it is not
readily degraded within the GI
tract and does not create gas. Additionally, it is non-toxic, FDA-
approved, and is cheap when purchased in bulk.
The researchers are seeking healthy
volunteers to participate in a more
complex study of the transmission
agent. For information, call 822-3717.
Photo by Leza Macdonald
NDP MLA Bernie Simpson, Commerce Dean Michael Goldberg and Premier Michael Harcourt (left to right)
share a laugh over coffee during campus tour.
Diversity impresses MLAs
Continued from Page 1
Harry Lali (Yale-Lillooet), who
graduated from UBC in 1984 with a
double major of South Asian Studies
and History, was intrigued by the
university's plans for the future, as
outlined by Strangway in a morning
briefing to the MLAs.
Dennis Streifel (Mission-Kent)
said he was impressed with the focus
on women and Native issues he saw
in the day's presentations.
Strangway told the MLAs he hoped
their visit to campus would serve to
inform them of the range of activities
and programs being undertaken at
UBC, as well as some of the issues
facing post-secondary education.
Arts, science split awards
Continued from Page 1
— Werker's research involves
distinct but related lines of study.
One focus is
the development of
speech per-
c e p t i o n ,
while another
is in the area
of parent-infant communication. The
latter has produced classic
studies focusing on infants' behavior
in response to infant-directed talk or
— Snutch is a world leader in the
field of molecular biology as applied
to ion channels and signal transduction,
particularly in the nervous system.
This field is considered by many physiologists to be among the most impor-
tant research areas of the next decade.
— Affleck's most recent work is
on the theory of low dimensional
magnetic systems. In this area he has
made significant contributions to an
understanding of one dimensional
antiferromagnets with his theory of
inter-chain couplings. His work on the
large-N limit of the Hubbard model
has important implications for high
temperature superconductors.
— Fyfe's major field of study is
nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
spectroscopy. His most important
work is his application of solid state
NMR to the determination of the
structure of zeolites. These are open
framework compounds of aluminum,
silicon and oxygen that are widely
used as industrial catalysts, especially
in the petroleum industry.
— Hall is an internationally recognized clinician and scientist whose
expertise is widely sought after in the
fields of pediatrics and genetics.
Her studies
have led to a
broader understanding
of genetic imprinting. Her
early studies
on dwarfism
are important
milestones in
the study of
the   various
clinical manifestations and the genetic origins of this disorder.
— Pippenger is considered to be
among the top 10 theoretical computer scientists in the world. He has
an outstanding research record in
the theory of computation generally
and is a world leader in network
complexity theory. A former IBM
Fellow, he also has international
stature as a mathematician.
"Despite the perception that is still
heard from time to time, UBC is not a
staid institution where nothing changes
or happens," he said. "It is a very dynamic environment and there are many
very exciting things happening here."
Strangway told the government members that post-secondary education inB.C.
has made great strides since the era of
spending restraint a decade ago, but that
the government must show renewed commitment if this momentum is to be maintained through the 1990s.
B.C. has Canada's lowest participation rate in degree programs, despite
the fact that applications for admission
are rising rapidly, he said. While the
B.C. government has taken steps to
increase access to education, enrolment has still grown faster than gov-
cover mandatory and regulatory costs
and the rise in the Consumer Price
Index plus two per cent, just to maintain its current financial position.
Also during the day, the MLAs were
shown leading-edge computer animation
at the Computer Science Department's
Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary
Centre, briefed on research at the
Biotechnology Laboratory, learned ofthe
UBC-based Third International Mathematics and Science Study and heard
from several speakers about the increasing roles women and feminist scholarship are playing at the university.
Several MLAs said highlights of their
day included a visit to the First Nations
House of Learning, where programs for
Native Indian students were outlined, and
a sneak preview ofthe upcoming produc-
ernment-funded positions. uonoflanWeir'snewplaySemperFidelis.
Strangway concluded by saying the Members of the provincial Liberal Op-
university needs increased funding to       position will tour campus on Feb. 21.
Pair of authors
among winners
Ailment still mystery, says Mathias
Continued from Page 1
letes who tested positive will not
progress to having the wider
range of complaints found in the
adult SCIDS group.
Mathias added that there is no
evidence that the teenagers in
the Fraser Valley, with their knee
pain and other activity-related
complaints, are any different than
their counterparts in B.C. or
across Canada.
Mathias said the good news is
that while we know there is a
group with symptoms, a reliable
geographic link could not be
The bad news is that we still
lack an answer for the prevention or treatment of the symptoms of the SCIDS group.
Mathias was scheduled to meet
with the community advisory
group on Feb. 19 to present his
findings. The group was expected
to make recommendations for
further action.
Continued from Page 1
The $1,500 Biely prize is named
for Professor
Jacob Biely, an
known poultry
scientist whose
assocation with
UBC spanned
half a century.
It is given to an
outstanding researcher in any
Joe's research interests include
multivariate dependence, majorization
and entropy in statistics, paired comparisons and extreme values. The latter
can be used to study frequencies of
extreme concentrations of pollutants
exceeding levels considered hazardous
to health or environment.
The McDowell award is made to a
young researcher who has demonstrated excellence in the pure or applied sciences. It was established by
University Professor Charles
McDowell, who headed UBC's
Chemistry Dept. from 1955 to 1981.
McDowell will present the medal at
the reception.
Barman, who received her doctor
ate at UBC from the Dept. of Social
and Educational Studies, has been
teaching courses in research methodology and educational history for the
same department since 1987. She was
awarded the $1,000 Alumni Prize in
the Social Sciences.
Her research has focused primarily on B.C. social history, particularly as it relates to children. She
recently edited two books on native
education in Canada while her own
work, The West beyond the West: A
History of British Columbia, was on
the province's best-seller list for four
months last spring.
Hudson received the $1,000
Alumni Prize in the Humanities.
A specialist
in 18th-century
literature, he
has previously
written a book
on Samuel
Johnson and is
currently working on a second
dealing with
theory of that
period. Hudson has been with the
Dept. of English for seven years.
Barman UBCREPORTS February20.1992
Degree helps engineers
develop business skills
A joint degree program established at UBC will help technology-oriented companies move from
the drawing board to the marketplace.
To help engineers confront what
can often be unexpected and insurmountable problems in the development and commercialization of
high technology goods and services, a Master's in Engineering Degree in Advanced Technology
Management is being offered.
The joint degree program between the faculties of Commerce
and Business Administration and
Applied Science will provide students with advanced engineering
and management skills which are
particularly well suited for high
technology companies, said Mihkel
Tombak, program co-director.
The two-year program is intended
for students who wish to continue with
graduate studies in engineering while
developing management skills. It will
formally begin this fall.
"The introduction and exploitation of
new technologies can be seriously hampered by a lack of management skills at
Photo by Media Services
Program co-director Mihkel Tombak.
both the research and development
stages," said Tombak, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration.
"Banks need business plans, public
financing is surrounded by technicalities, distribution channels and marketing options need to be identified, and
patent laws must be investigated.
This program will help engineers
address these types of issues."
By building on the strengths of
both faculties, said Tombak, engineers will be offered a carefully
selected sequence of relevant management courses along with experience in graduate scientific and
engineering work.
During the summer following
the second term, students will be
expected to apply their classroom
knowledge in an industrial setting
for an internship period.
Tombak said five companies are
currently involved in an advisory
role: MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.,
MacDonald Dettwiler, MPR
Teltech Ltd., Sandwell Engineering and Quadra Logic Technologies.
"Representatives of these, and
other companies, and some governmental agencies, will advise UBC on
the policy aspects of the program,"
said Tombak.
"They will help the university create
an innovative technology management
program which meets the needs of industry in B.C. and Canada," he said.
'White-coat' fear
strikes patients
Between 20 and 30 per cent of Canadians treated for high blood pressure
are falsely diagnosed simply because their pressure goes up when a doctor
enters the room.
Known as "white-coat" hypertension, this biological quirk means
thousands of patients may be taking potent medication needlessly, said
UBC psychologist Wolfgang Linden.
Linden said these "white-coaters" are often mistakenly diagnosed in
their doctor's office during routine checkups.
"They come into the office with normal blood pressure, but once the
physician begins to roll up their shirt sleeve, their pressures rise dramatically," he said. "These people just hyper-react to the measurement situation."
Depression and listlessness are among the side effects from beta-
blockers and diuretics commonly used to treat high blood pressure.
Working on campus with Dr. James Wright at the high blood-pressure
clinic at University Hospital, Linden and graduate student Theresa Newlove,
are hoping to give 60 to 80 volunteers a device which will test blood
pressure outside the doctor's office.
Volunteers would wear a small monitor which automatically measures
blood pressure at various times during a normal working day. They would
also have their pressures checked carefully at the clinic.
By analysing results, Newlove hopes to find out if there is some way of
identifying white-coat hypertension in the doctor's office. Currently there
is no systematic method for screening out white-coat hypertension from a
normal case of high blood pressure.
Wright treats about 20 patients at the clinic each week. The clinic also
performs clinical trials testing new drugs not yet on the market.
Those interested in participating in the white-coat study can get more
information by calling 822-3800.
Engineers apologize
for Rose Bowl caper
The University of Washington
has received a formal apology from
UBC engineering students who
made off with the Rose Bowl football trophy earlier this month.
The students also offered to pay
for any damage caused by the theft,
said Norm Arkans, UW's assistant
vice-president of university relations.
Damage to a display case was
earlier put at about $450 U.S.
The UW Huskies won the coveted U.S. college championship trophy on New Year's Day. It was
reported missing on Feb. 4 and was
returned by the RCMP later the
next day.
No charges were laid in connection with the incident.
"We're just glad it's back," said
Lion Dance
Photo by Simon Gee
The UBC Chinese Students' Association recently sponsored a cultural dance demonstration on the SUB plaza to celebrate the Chinese
New Year. The dancers are from a Vancouver cultural club.
Around & About
Lectures for young at heart
Members of the English Dept.
are quietly doing some off-campus
lecturing for nothing but enjoyment
— theirs and the audience's.
Thirty Thursday mornings each
year, speakers from the English
Dept. address groups at Brock
House, Jericho Beach's busy centre
for the 60-plus set. Lectures consistently draw 35 ——
to 50 enthusiastic members
of the Brock House Society, most of whom are retired. ^^^^
Lecture topics range
from discussions of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations to readings of the speaker's own works.
Professor Ron Johnson, who is coordinating the 1992-93 lecture series, says "they want to hear someone talk intelligently and then have
the chance to ask lots of questions.
They really are a very enjoyable
This is Johnson's first year as coordinator and he has nothing but
good things to say about the program.
"As a teacher, you're trying to
share an experience with the audience," he says. "Sharing literature
is very different from sharing research — there's passion — and the
Brock House audience picks up on
that. They're very lively and responsive."
Younger or newer lecturers may
use the opportunity to gain experience, but primarily it's done as a
community outreach program. The
speakers come from all ranks: pro
fessors, instructors, sessional lecturers and PhD candidates. Recently the
head of the English Dept., Herbert
Rosengarten, spoke on the Brontes.
"It's not a chore at all — the
members really show their appreciation," says Rosengarten. "I think it's
an excellent program that helps keep
older members of the community,
"What a great thing it is to be able to
use your mind to just enjoy learning."
particularly those who've had a connection with UBC, in touch with what's
going on at the university."
Johnson guesses that members of
Brock House would welcome lecture
series from other UBC departments
as well. His eyes light up when he
speaks of the members' enthusiasm.
"It's a keen, appreciative audience, very diverse and intelligent,"
he says. "I believe two or three of
them used to teach in the English
Dept. In my opinion, the audience
and their questions are often more
interesting than the talk itself."
Lorraine Arams, executive director of Brock House, echoes Johnson's
"We're extremely appreciative of
the time and energy donated by the
English Dept," she says. "Our members are interested in all kinds of literature, both past and current, and these
lectures offer a very wide scope."
Arams says the lectures offer a unique
experience for audience members —
the opportunity to ask questions and
discuss literature with UBC lecturers.
"What a great thing it is to be
able to use your mind to just enjoy
learning," she says.
Following      presentations,
Johnson says he routinely receives
notes of appreciation — from the
"All the speakers come back
happy, because the group
—— at Brock House makes
them feel so good with
their enthusiasm and questions. You really feel like
you've done something for
Many faculty and management
and professional staff volunteer their
speaking services through the UBC
Speakers Bureau. The bureau is looking for new speakers to join its ranks
for the 1992-93 academic year.
Each year the bureau fields hundreds of requests for speakers from
community, business and school
groups in the Lower Mainland.
Popular topics range from prehistoric technology to current affairs
to computers of the future. Other
most-requested subjects include
the environment, parenting skills
and concerns, and health issues.
The bureau encourages faculty and
M & P staff from all fields to participate.
If you would like to volunteer
for the UBC Speakers Bureau, contact Christopher Miller, marketing
manager, in the Community Relations Office, 822-2028. 4    UBCREPORTS February20.1992
February 23 -
March 7
BC Cancer Research Seminar
Oncogenes And Anti-
Oncogenes: Targets In
Ovarian Cancer Warfare.
Thomas G. Ehlen, MD,
PhD, Gynaecologic
Oncologist; Consultant Gynaecologist, Cancer Endocrinology, BC
Cancer Agency. BCCRC Theatreat12pm.
Call 877-6010.
Forest Sciences Seminar
Recycling Wastes On Forest Land III:
Port McNeill Study: Response Of Trees
To Sludge, Fish Mods And Combinations.
Dr. Cindy Prescott, research associate,
Forest Sciences. Ponderosa Annex E-
123 trom 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-6018.
Fine Arts Gallery Lecture
British artist Terry Atkinson, founder of
Arts And Language, speaks about his
work. Lasserre 102from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-2759.
Plant Science Seminar
Life History Strategies And
Integrated Pest Management Of A Moth Pest Of
Cranberries. Dr. Sheila
• Fitzpatrick, Entomologist,
Agriculture Canada, Vancouver Research Station. MacMillan 318D
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-8233.
Biology Discussion Group
Mitotic Lamina Disassembly Triggered By
CDC2 Kinase. Dr. Mathias Peter, U. of
California, San Francisco. IRC #1 at
3:30pm. Call Dr. Michel Roberge at 822-
Mechanical Engineering
Natural Gas Fueling Of Diesel Engines
with Hardi Gunawan, MASc student; The
Cutting Characteristics Of Bandsaws with
Bruce Lehman, PhD student. Civil/Mechanical Engineering 1202 from 3:30-
4:30pm. Refreshments provided. Call
Applied Mathematics
Nonsmooth Optimization Problems
Involving Eigenvalues Of Matrices.
Dr. Michael L. Overton, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences,
New York U. Mathematics 104 at
3:45pm. Call 822-4584.
UBC Reports is the faculty and
staff newspaper of the University
of British Columbia. It is published every second Thursday by
the UBC Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z2.
Telephone 822-3131.
Advertising inquiries: 822-6163.
Managing Editor: Steve Crombie
Ass't Editor: Paula Martin
Contributors: Ron Burke, Connie
Filletti, Abe Hefter, Charles Ker,
and Gavin Wilson.
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For events in the period March 8 to March 21, notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar forms no
later than noon on Tuesday, February 25, to the Community Relations Office, Room 207,6328 Memorial Rd., Old Administration
Building. For more information call 822-3131. The next edition of UBC Reports will be published March 5. Notices exceeding
35 words may be edited. The number of items for each faculty or department will be limited to four per issue.
Geophysics Seminar
Geodynamic Implications Of Seismic Inferences Of Global Lateral Heterogeneity
In The Earth's Mantle. Dr. Alessandro
Forte, Earth/Planetary Sciences, Harvard
U. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm.
Coffee at 3:45pm. Call 822-3100.
AMS Development Days Films       Biotechnology Seminar
Financial Planning Noon Hour
Your Will-Is It Complete? Margaret Mason
from Bull Housser & Tupper. Registration
not required. Sponsors: Faculty Associa-
tion/CentreforContinuing Education. Angus
104 from 12:30-1:20pm. Call 222-5270.
Botany Tuesday Series
Plasmodesmata: Structure, Function And
Viral Interactions. Dr. Bill Lucas, Botany,
U. of California, Davis. BioSciences 2000
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Asian Research China-Korea
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J^M        tarian Scripture, The Pre-
j§§k>     cious Volume Spoken By
'IfYV    The Buddha, On The Re-
m£/mmmJ suits Of [The Teaching Of]
The Imperial Ultimate [Period], Pub. 1430. Prof. Daniel L. Overmyer,
Asian Studies.   Asian Centre 604 from
12:30-2pm. Copies ofthe paper available
from Asian Centre 403. Call 822-4688.
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
Flow-Injection Process Analysis. Dr. Gary
D. Christian. Chemistry, U. of Washington, Seattle. Chemistry 250, South Wing
at 1pm. Call 822-3266.
AMS Global Development
Classism And Corporations. Facilitated
by End Legislated Poverty. By donation.
SUB from 2:30-5:30pm. Call 222-4476.
Oceanography Seminar
Upwelling On Local And Global Scales.
William Hsieh, Oceanography.
BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm. Call 822-
Statistics Seminar
Conservative Bands For The Trend Of An
Autoregressive Model. Prof. R. Fraiman,
Universidad de la Repubica Montevideo, Uruguay. Angus223at4pm. Call 822-4997/2234.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Onco-Slime: Ras Genes In Dictyostelium.
Dr. G. Spiegelman, associate professor,
Microbiology. IRC #1 from 4:30-5:30pm.
Refreshments at 4:15pm. Call 822-5312.
Museum Of Anthropology
Identification Clinic
Bring objects for identification, receive
conservation advice from MOA's professional staff (financial evalutions are not
provided). All welcome. No booking
necessary. MOA 217 from 7-8:30pm.
Free admission. Call 822-5087.
Three films: When The
Mountains Tremble, The
Real Thing and TBA. SUB
Theatre at 7:30pm. By donation. Call 222-4476.
History Roundtable Discussion
World University Service Of Canada's
1992 Symposium On Academic Freedom.
Prof. S. Santhos, Lesotho; Ms. H.
Goonetileke, Sri Lanka. SUB 212 at
7:30pm. Refreshments. Call Trevor
Morrison at 222-4678.
Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
Antibiotic Prophylaxis In Implant Surgery.
Dr. G.D. McPherson. Eye Care Centre
Auditorium at 7:30am. Call 875-4646.
Book Signing
Trees Of Vancouver: A Guide To Common And Unusual Trees Of The City.
Gerald Straley, author and curator of collections, Botanical Gardens. David Lam
Centre Botanical Garden Main Meeting
Room from 11:30am-12:30pm. Light refreshments; books available for sale. Call
Wednesday Noon Hour
Concert Series
Camille Churchfield, flute; Kenneth Broadway, piano. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm.
Admission $2. Call 822-5574.
Microbiology Seminar
Harvesting The Sun: Story Of A Multi Gene
Family. Dr. Beverley Green, Botany. Wesbrook
201 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
Planning Lecture
Representations Of Women Of Color In
Film And Television: Its Relationship To
The Dichotomy Between The Developed
And The Less Developed World. Jasmine
Jawant, National Film Board Marketing
Officer for Women's Forum. Lassere 107
from 12:30-1:30pm. Sponsors: Women/
Development Group, The Koerner Foundation and The Center for Research in
Women's Studies/Gender Relations. Call
Penny Gurstein at 822-6065.
Forestry Seminar
Brazilian Eucalyptus Forests For Charcoal And
Fiber. Prof. John McLean,
Forest Sciences.
MacMillan 166from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-3553.
Asian Centre Concert
Recital Of South Indian Veena Music.
Muthulakshmi Ranganathan, School of
Music, Queen's U. Asian Centre Auditorium from 12:30-2pm. Free admission.
Call 822-3881.
Physiology Seminar Series
Regulation Of Gastric Endocrine Secretion. Dr. C. Mcintosh, Physiology. IRC#4
at 3pm. Call Dr. A. Buchan at 822-2083.
Phytochrome Signal Transduction Pathway: From Light Perception To Gene
Activation. Dr. Nam-Hai Chua, Professor
of Andrew W. Mellon, Laboratory of Plant
Molecular Biology, The Rockefeller U.
IRC #1 at 3:30pm. Call Dr. J. Carlson at
Geography Colloquium
The Surface Urban Heat Island: Building
A Model By Starting With The Simplest
Case. Tim Oke, head, Geography. Geography 201 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at
3:25pm. Call 822-2985/2663.
Applied Mathematics
Modelling Programmable Logic Controllers In Prolog. Dr. Jeff Skosnik, Automated Reasoning Centre, BCIT, Burnaby.
Mathematics 104 at 3:45pm. Call 822-
Textbook Publishers' Day
Meet representatives from
major textbook publishers
at the Bookstore from
10am-4pm. Coffee available. Call 822-2665.
Pharmacology Seminar
Motoneuron Death In Degenerative Disease. Dr. Charles Krieger, Medicine. IRC
#5 from 11:30am-12:30pm. Call 822-
Policy Centre Seminar
Social Issues And The Social Studies Of
Science. Dr. Jim Gaskell, Mathematics/
Science Education, Education. Ponderosa
H-123from 12-1pm. Call822-5295/2593.
AMS Global Development
Panel Discussion
On The Concept Of Sustainable Development. Speaker: TBA. SUB Theatre at
12:30pm. Free admission. Call 222-
Classics Illustrated Lecture
The End Of The Ancient Economy. Dr.
David Whitehouse, deputy director,
Corning Glass Museum, New York.
Lassere 104 at 12:30pm. Call 822-4059/
Geological Sciences Seminar
The Hydrothermal Regime Of The Northern Juan de Fuca Ridge: Recent Results
From ODP And Post-Drilling Observations. Earl Davis, Pacific Geoscience
Centre. GeoSciences 330A at 12:30pm.
Refreshments follow in the Grad Lounge
(308). Call 822-2449.
Philosophy Lecture
Hate Propaganda And
Freedom Of Expression.
Prof. Wayne Sumner, Philosophy, U. of Toronto.
Buchanan D-339 at
12:30pm. Call 822-2511.
Students For Forestry Awareness
Rational for Small Business Brief Given
To Forest Resources Commission.
Graham Lea, Truck Loggers Association
of BC. MacMillan 166 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 731-2613.
Planning Lecture Series
Guest Lecture: New Land Use Directions
In Integrated Resource Planning. Alan
Lidstone, BC Ministry of Forests. Lasserre
105 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-3276.
Research Seminar
Future Trends In
Immunoassays. Dr. Morris Pudek, clinical professor, Pathology; director,
Endocrine/Urinalysis Labs,
VGH. Grace Hospital2N35
from 1-2:30pm. Call 875-2334.
Biotechnology Seminar
Expression Of Recombinant Human
Plasminogen In Mammalian Cells Is Augmented By Suppression Of Plasmin Activity. Dr. Sharon Busby, ZymoGenetics,
Inc., Seattle. Wesbrook 201 at 3:30pm.
Call Dr. D. Kilburn in Biotechnology Lab at
Philosophy Seminar
Two Theories Of The Good. Prof. Wayne
Sumner, Philosophy, U. of Toronto.
Buchanan D-344 at 4pm. Call 822-2511.
Geophysics Seminar
Studies Of The Earth's Forced Nutations.
Dr. Bruce Buffett, Institute of Theoretical
Geophysics, U. of Cambridge. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Coffee at
3:45pm. Call 822-3100.
Psychology Colloquium
New Directions In Children's Theory Of
Mind. Dr. Henry Wellman, U. of Michigan.
Kenny 3510 at 4pm. Social hour follows.
Call 822-3005.
Physics Colloquium
Convective Turbulence:
Experimental Results Plus
A Little Theory. Leo
Kadanoff, U. of Chicago.
Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call
Nursing Research Unit Public
The Father And The Family: Public
Images and Private Realities. Dr.
Katharyn May, DNSc, RN, FAAN, associate professor/chair, Family/Health
Systems Nursing, Vanderbilt U., Nashville, Tennessee. IRC #6 at 7:30pm.
Refreshments follow in IRC Foyer. Call
Evening Illustrated Lecture
Islamic Art And Medieval Italy. Dr.
David Whitehouse, Corning Glass Museum, New York. Sponsors: Classics
and The Archaeological Institute Of
America. Museum Of Anthropology
Theatre Gallery at 8pm. Call 822-5484/
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Lozovsky, violin
soloist; Jesse Read, conductor. Old Auditorium at
8pm. Freeadmission. Call
822-5574. UBCREPORTS February20.1992       5
February 23 -
March 7
FRIDAY, FEB. 28     j      Faculty Association Sympo- |   THURSDAY, MAR.~5~ij      Literature Lecture
Grand Rounds
Early Vs Mid-Trimester Amniocentesis In
Pre-Natal Diagnosis: A Canadian Collaborative Trial. Dr. Doug Wilson, associate member, Medical Genetics, University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site. UHSS
Theatre D308 at 8am. Call 875-3108.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Practical Approach To Breastfeeding Problems. Dr. Verity Livingstone, associate professor, Family Practice; Medical Director, of
Vancouver Breastfeeding Centre. G.F.
Strong Auditorium at 9am. Call 875-2118.
The James Bay Hydroelectric Project.
William Grodinsky.attorneyforthe James
BayCree. MuseumOf Anthropology Theatre at 10am. Call 822-2878.
President's Lecture In German
Interkulturelle Germanistik, German Studies, European Studies. Prof. Paul Michael
Luetzeler, German, Washington U., St.
Louis, MO. Buchanan Penthouse at
12:30pm. Call 822-6403.
Law Public Lecture
Race And Gender In Law And Legal Discourse. Audrey Kobayashi, Geography,
McGill U.; Robin Lakoff, Linguistics, U. of
California, Berkeley. Curtis 101/102/201
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-6506.
Chemical Engineering Weekly
Heat Exchanger Fouling In Alumina Refineries
Using The Bayer Process. Prof. Hans Muller
Steinhagen, U. of Auckland, NZ ChemEngineering 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
Vancouver Institute Saturday
Evening Lecture
The Canadian Charter Of
Rights And Freedoms: Has
It Americanized The Canadian Judiciary? The J.V.
Clyne Lecturer. The Right
Honourable Brian Dickson,
PC, CC, Chief Justice of Canada, retired.
IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
MONDAY, MAR. 2    |
Plant Science Seminar
Molecular Diagnostics Of Virus Vector Nematodes. Dr.
Thierry Vrain, Agriculture
Canada, VancouverResearch
Station. MacMillan 318D from
12:30-1:30pm. Call822-8233.
Biology Discussion Group
Antibodies From Outerspace. Dr. Julian
Davies, Microbiology. IRC #1 at 3:30pm.
Call Dr. Pat Dennis at 822-5975 or Dr.
Julian Davies at 822-2501.
Botany Tuesday Seminar Series
An Ecohydrctogical Comparison of Subalpine
Wet Meadow And A Brackish Tidal Marsh: A
Hierarchical Perspective. Paul Drewa, MSc
candidate, Botany. BioSciences 2000 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Taxol - What's It To Yew? The Environmental And Medical Aspects Of Taxol, A
Promising Anti-Cancer Drug From Yew
Tree Bark. Speakers: Dr. N. Towers,
Botany; Dr. K. Swenerton, BC Cancer
Agency; N. Wareing, Western Canada
Wilderness Committee; P. Robson. SUB
Auditorium from 12:30-2pm. Call David
Mathers at 822-5684.
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
Studies On Peptide Hormones And Antibodies. Dr.
John C. Vederas, Chemistry, U. of Alberta. Chemistry
250, South Wing at 1pm.
Call 822-3266.
Oceanography Seminar
Natural Gas And Atmospheric Methane -
Geochemical Perspective. Michael
Whiticar, UVic. BioSciences 1465 at
3:30pm. Call 822-2828.
Mechanical Engineering
Peripheral Milling Of Flexible Structures with Erhan Budak, PhD student; Computerized Analysis Of Reconstructed Holograms with Zhijun
Zhao, MASc student. Civil/Mechanical Engineering 1202 from 3:30-
4:30pm. Refreshments provided.
Call 822-6200/4350.
Geophysics Seminar
Discriminating Between Anisotrophy
And Inhomogeneity In 3D Subduction
Regions Using Teleseismic P-Wave-
forms. Dr. Michael Kendall, Institute
of Geophysics/Planetary Physics,
Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
U. of California, San Diego. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Coffee at 3:45pm.  Call 822-3100.
SATURDAY, FEB. 29 \      L-
Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
Genesis Of Pain Chronicity. Chair: Dr.
R.W. McGraw. Guest Speaker: Dr. K.J.
Postma, Workers Compensation Board.
Eye Care Centre Auditorium at 7:30am.
Call 875-4646.
Wednesday Noon Hour
Concert Series
Marc Destrube, violin; Rena Sharon, piano. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Admission $2. Call 822-5574.
Microbiology Seminar Series
E-Z And Not So Easy Ways
To Study LHII In R.
Capsulatus. Heidi
LeBlanc, Microbiology.
Wesbrook201 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
Forestry Seminar
Immunological Probes: New Concepts
And Opportunities In Forests And Forest
Processing Industries. Dr. Colette Breuil,
NSERC/Chair of Forest Products
Biotechnology, Harvesting/Wood Science.
MacMillan 166 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
Geography Colloquium
Sediment Transport And Sedimentation
Along The Amazon Valley, Brazil. Tom
Dunne, Geological Sciences, U. of Washington. Geography 201 at 3:30pm. Refreshments at 3:25pm. Call 822-2985/
Pharmacology Seminar
Selectivity Of Antiviral Agents. Dr.
Gertrude Elion, Bourroughs Wellcome
Research Laboratories, Research Triangle Park, NC. IRC #2 from 11:30am-
12:30pm. Call 822-2575.
Geological Sciences Seminar
Petrology And Metallogeny Of Archean
Anorthosite Northern Most Labrador - The
Entrails Of An Ancient Suture Zone? Derek
Wilton, Memorial U. GeoSciences 330A
at 12:30pm. Refreshments follow in the
Grad Lounge (308). Call 822-2449.
Counselling Psychology
High School Is Like A Soap Opera: Gender And The Process Of Disengagement
From School. Dr. Dierdre Kelly. Counselling Psychology 201 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-5259.
Students For Forestry Awareness
Watershed Management In Greater Vancouver. Derek Bonin, RPF, Superintendent of Forest Operations for Greater Vancouver Regional District. MacMillan 166
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 731-2613.
Planning Lecture Series
Guest Lecture: Initiatives In The Capital
Regional District. Diana Butler, mayor,
District of Oak Bay (Victoria). Lasserre
105 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-3276.
Psychology Colloquium
Change And Stability During The Menopausal Transition. Dr. Karen Matthews,
U. of Pittsburgh. Kenny 2510 at 4pm.
Social hour follows. Call 822-3005.
Physics Colloquium
The Single Electron Transistor. Marc Kastner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Hennings 201 at 4pm.
Call 822-3853.
Renaissance Literature
Alien Encounters: Cabbage-Planters, Travellers And Others In The Works Of Rabelais.
Terence Cave, St. John's College, Oxford.
Sponsors: UBC Renaissance Seminar/
French Department. Buchanan Penthouse
at 4pm. Call 822-2879.
Museum Of Anthropology
Panel Discussion
TheCreationOfGawaGyani. KarenJamieson
of Native Guest Artists; Michael Ames, director
ofMOA. MOATheatreGalleryfrom7:30-9pm.
Freeadmission. Call822-5087.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
The Pathophysiology Of Meningitis: The
Future Of Adjunct Therapy Is Brighter
Than Steroids. Dr. Elaine Tumanen,
Rockefeller U., New York. G.F. Strong
Auditorium at 9am. Call 875-2118.
Geological Sciences Seminar
How Low Can You Get? Steady State
Groundwater Flow And Parameter Estimation As A Minimization Problem. Larry
Bentley, U. of Calgary. GeoSciences
330Aat 11:30am. Refreshments follow in
the Grad Lounge (308). Call 822-2449.
Literature In History. Terence Cave, St.
John's College, Oxford. Sponsor: UBC
Renaissance Seminar, French/English
Departments. Buchanan A-202 at
12:30pm. Call 822-2879.
Women's Studies Workshop
Proceed With Caution: Looking At Ourselves, Looking At Others. Speakersfrom
the Centre for Research in Women's Studies. Angus 308 from 1:30-5pm. Admission free, all welcome. Call 822-9171.
Chemical Engineering Weekly
Electrochemical Bleaching Of Pulp. Rory
Todd, graduate student, Chemical Engineering. ChemEngineering 206 at
3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
Evening Concert
University Chamber singers. Cortland
Hultberg, director. Music Recital Hall at
8pm. Admission free. Call 822-5574.
!   SATURDAY, MAR. 7 |
Vancouver Institute Saturday
Evening Lecture
Will Medicare Survive? The
Honourable Mr. Justice
Peter D. Seaton, BC Court
of Appeal. IRC #2 at
8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
UBC Speakers Bureau
Would your group like to know more about
topics ranging from Hormones and You to The
Spanish Inquisitions? More than 300 topics to
choose from. Call 822-6167 (24-hr. ans. machine).
Campus Tours For Prospective Students
School And College Liaison Office will
provide tours of the campus most Friday
mornings for prospective students. Brock
Hall 204D at 9:30am. Advance registration required. Call 822-4319.
Hort Club Orchid Sale
Cymbidiums, Dendrobiums, Miltonia and
Coelogyne: $5-$15. Every Tues./Thurs.
through Feb.orwhile quantities last. Greenhouse, West Mall at Stores Rd. from 9am-
3pm. Call 822-3283.
AMS Development Days
Information tables and displays about issues of poverty, human rights, women, etc.
will be set up atthe SUB Concourse Feb. 24-
28from11am-3pm. Call 222-4476.
Rosacea Study
Volunteers 21 years of age or older needed
for 5 visits over a 12 week period. Call
Sherry in Dermatology at 874-6181.
Language Programs Conversational Classes
Spanish Immersion Program inCuemavaca,
Mexico, Mar. 2-20. Call LPCC, Centre for
Continuing Education at 222-5227.
Frederic Wood Theatre
Semper Fidelis by lan Weir, directed by
Stephen Malloy. March 5-14 at 8pm. Adults
$10, students/seniors $7. Preview Wed.
Mar. 4,2 admissions for $10. Reservations
at Theatre Building 207. Call 822-2678.
G. Peter Kaye Lectures
Seeing God's Acting In The World. Dr.
Jane Dempsey Douglass, president, World
Alliance of Reformed Churches. Vancouver School of Theology, Feb. 24-25 at
12:30pm and 7:30pm. Free admission.
Call 228-9031.
Fine Arts Gallery
Open Tues.-Fri. from
10am-5pm. Saturdays
12pm-5pm. Free admission. Main Library. Call
Museum Of Anthropology
Eulachon: A Fish To Cure Humanity.
MOA Gallery 5, until May 24 only. Free
with museum admission. Call 822-5087.
Museum Of Anthropology
Dance Performance
GawaGyani. Performers: KarenJamieson
Dance Company, Native Guest Artists;
Kenneth B. Harris, Hereditary chief of the
Gisgahaast Clan, and his family. MOA
Great Hall, Feb. 28-Mar. 1 from 8-9:15pm.
Adults $10, Students/Seniors $8, Members $6. Purchase tickets in advance.
Call 822-5087.
Executive Programmes
One to five day business seminars. Seminars to Mar. 7 include: Strategic Analysis
for Competitive Advantage, $1,750; Cost
Management, $795; Using Spreadsheets,
$595; Management Strategies for the
Multicultural Workplace, $795. Call 822-
Statistical Consulting/Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the Department of Statistics to provide statistical advice to faculty and graduate
students working on research problems. Forms for appointments available in Ponderosa Annex C-210. Call
Sexual Harassment Office
Two advisors are availabe to discuss questions and concerns on the subject. They
are prepared to help any member of the
UBC community who is being sexually
harassed to find a satisfactory resolution.
Call Margartha Hoek or Jon Shapiro at
Dentistry Treatment Program
Participants with no natural teeth of their
own are needed for a complete denture
treatment. Patients accepted will be
treated now through May. Call Mon-Fri,
10am-3pm, at 822-5668.
Native Health Awareness Days *92
Speakers: Kla-Kisht-Ke-Iss, Simon
Lucas, Nuu Chah Nulth and Jennie Joe,
PhD, director, Native American Research and Training Centre, Tucson.
Mar. 12-13 in IRC #1 at 12:30pm. Call
Weight Worriers Support
Sponsor: Women Students' Office. Facilitated by Sandy Friedman. Thursdays
through Mar. 26 (exc. Feb. 20). Brock Hall
261 from4-6pm. Call 822-2415.
High Blood Pressure Clinic
Volunteers (over 18 years) needed, treated
or not, to participate in clinical drug trials.
Call Dr. J. Wright or Mrs. Nancy Ruedy in
Medicine at 822-7134. 6    UBCREPORTS February20,1992
Thunderbird hoopsters court success
The words roll off Misty Thomas' s
"The weekend of January 3rd at
the Lady Wesman Classic in Winnipeg. That, in my mind, was the
turning point of our season."
The women's Thunderbird basketball team, under Thomas's guidance, went into Winnipeg last month
with a Canada West conference record of 2-and-4.
Since then, the T-Birds have
put together a winning streak
that has guaranteed them a
berth in the conference
championships Feb. 28-29
in Victoria.
Prior to the start of the
season, Thomas was convinced her team had enough
talent to go to the national
championships. But she says
it wasn't until the Lady
Wesman Classic that the players truly believed it themselves.
"The Winnipeg tournament featured six of the top-
ranked teams in the country,"
said Thomas.
"On off times, we would
sit in the stands and watch
these teams play. It was then that the
players came to the realization that
they were as good as the top competitors in Canada."
The T-Birds won the consolation
final, emerged from the tournament
with their first top-10 Canadian
Interuniversity Athletic Union
(CIAU) ranking of the season, and
haven't looked back since.    After
Winnipeg, they reeled off six straight
wins before losing to Calgary Jan.
31. The T-Birds came back to beat
Calgary the very next day.
It's been almost 20 years since
UBC women walked away with a
national basketball title, when they
took top honors three years running:
1970-71, 1971-72 and 1972-73.
Although Thomas said some peo-
Thunderbirds coach Misty Thomas is eyeing the Olympics after this season.
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During the week of Feb. 10, we moved to the spanking
new University Services Building at 2329 West Mall
near Agronomy Road.
While our address has changed, our phone numbers
have stayed the same.
Drop by and see us at our new home, or give our
customer service representatives a call at 822-5931.
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New Unit: Permits & Inspections
Staff: Chief Inspector/Mechanical Inspector
Electrical Inspector/Clerk Typist
Established to review all new buildings, renovations, and additions at UBC, for conformance to building, plumbing, electrical, and
other applicable codes and regulations. Similar to Municipal Building Department.
UBC Campus Planning & Development
2210 West Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4
(604) 822-9108
Buildings will be inspected to ensure safety to
faculty, staff, students and visitors on campus.
As of September '91
Through improved communications between
Permits & Inspections and campus departments, faculty, staff and students.
Will provide: Review of drawings prior to
construction for compliance with regulations;
Issuance of Excavation & Building Permits;
Site Inspections to ensure work is as per
Permit Drawings; Final Inspections and Occupancy approval for building.
For Further Information Contact John Kamada (604) 822-8228
pie in Canadian university basketball
circles shook their heads when she
predicted the 1991-92 edition of the
Thunderbirds could make it to the
national championships, there's at least
one group of believers out there: her
"The players know they can compete with the best teams in the country," said Thomas. "And they are
willing to put in the work necessary to
win a conference title."
When the final buzzer sounds on
the CIAU women's basketball season
in March, Thomas's personal playing
season will be just getting under way.
A member of the Canadian national team from 1981-89, Thomas
was forced to the sidelines as a result
of a knee injury. She spent the next
two summers as an assistant national
team coach.
However, her injury has healed to
the point where she is in a position to
help Canada attempt to qualify for
the Barcelona Olympics this summer. And she has been invited to join
the Canadian team for an Olympic
qualifying tournament in Spain at the
end of May.
UBC athletes in
the running
Swimmer Kevin Draxinger and
middle-distance runner Lori Durward
are finalists for the Sport B.C. university athlete of the year award for
Draxinger, a science student who
graduated with a B.Sc. last year, and
Durward, who is in her third year of
study in the School of Family and
Nutritional Sciences, are among the
three finalists selected by a panel of
B.C. sports writers and broadcasters.
The winners will be announced
March 7 at the 26th awards banquet
in Vancouver.
Draxinger was the Canadian
Interuniversity Athletic Union
(CIAU) 100- and 200-metre champion last year.   He also shared the
Bobby Gaul Award with rugby
player Jim Yeganegi as UBC's outstanding graduating male athlete.
Durward, an All-Canadian, captured a silver medal in the 1,000
metres at the CIAU indoor track and
field championships last March.
The men's soccer team is one of
three finalists for team of the year.
The T-Birds were CIAU soccer
champions for the third straight year
in 1991.
Men's soccer coach Dick Mosher
and track and field coach Doug Clement were among those selected as
finalists for coach of the year. The
winner, announced prior to the
March 7 awards ceremony, is Ian
Birtwell, coach of Canada's World
Cup rugby team.
Tennis volleying hard
to obtain CIAU status
A more organized approach to varsity tennis is needed if Canadian universities are to convince prospective
students that first-class competition is
available in this country, says UBC
tennis Coach Patricio Gonzalez.
Gonzalez says until the sport is
officially sanctioned by the Canadian
Interuniversity Athletic Union
(CIAU), top university-bound tennis
players will continue to head south of
the border, where the lure of tennis
scholarships can be irresistible.
Gonzalez said CIAU status would
strengthen UBC's ability to draw top
students to the university's varsity
program by virtue of the establishment of a formal competition schedule that other sports, such as swimming, enjoy.
Attracting tennis players with a high
level of athletic capability and academic skills would enrich the reputation UBC enjoys both in the classroom
and on the playing field, Gonzalez
He explained that a formal competition schedule would also do away
with the current ad-hoc setup.
"I'm currently working with tennis
coaches from across Western Canada
to secure CIAU status," said Gonzalez,
a fixture on the UBC tennis scene for
the last 10 years.
"This is as close as we've come to
doing that, since I've been here."
Gonzalez pointed to the success of
a tournament last month in Calgary
as proof that varsity tennis can thrive
on the CIAU level.
Men's and women's teams from
UBC, Calgary, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba competed in the
Western Canadian Collegiate Tennis
Championships from Jan. 2-5.
Gonzalez said until CIAU status can
be established, this is as close as
teams will get to determining national university tennis champions.
"Funding from the President's
Allocation Committee made this trip
possible for our athletes," said
Gonzalez. "And they responded by
finishing first in the women's competition and second in the men's
Gonzalez said a formal structure
would also complement the work
being done by the group of highly
qualified tennis instructors at UBC,
to say nothing of the countless hours
of training being put in by UBC varsity tennis players.
"We have a total of 16 players on
our men's and women's combined
varsity roster," said Gonzalez.
"A total of 10 have been provincially ranked, which gives you an
indication of the quality of talent
that's on these two teams, and the
quality of instruction they're getting."
"We're on the right track," added
Gonzalez. "What we have to do is
continue to show the CIAU that tennis can support such a move." UBC REPORTS February 20.1992       7
Tong Louie named Man of the Year
Tong Louie, a member of UBC's Board of
Governors, has been
named Man of the Year
by the Brotherhood Inter-Faith Society.
Louie was given the
honor at the society' s 26th
annual dinner, held earlier this month to officially kick off Brotherhood Week in Vancouver.
The society's members are drawn from
Chinese, Italian, Jewish, Catholic and Protestant service organizations in the city. Its goals
are to foster multicultural understanding, Canadian unity and equality.
Louie, a Vancouver businessman, is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of
British Columbia and is a recipient of many
other awards.
Tony Dorcey, an associate professor in the
School of Community and Regional Planning,
will head a 15-month project examining the prov-
ince's water management legislation.
Working with the Ministry of Environment,
Lands and Parks, Dorcey will mediate negotiations between government and non-government
groups concerning policy reforms affecting B.C.'s
water resources.
Dorcey, assistant director of the Westwater
Research Centre, has also been involved in the
recent drafting of two major reports by the province's Round Table on the Environment and the
Commerce and Business Administration Associate Professor Bob Goldstein has been named
to the editorial board of the Management Information Systems (MIS) Quarterly, one of the
leading academic journals in the MIS field.
Goldstein, chair of the faculty's MIS Division, has been at UBC since 1974. His areas of
specialization include database management
and knowledge-based systems.
Faculty of Forestry
Professor Peter Dooling
has been appointed an advisory member ofthe executive board of directors
of the Outdoor Recreation Council of British
The council serves the
interests of outdoor recreation and nature conservation groups, mainly
on provincial land use matters.
Dooling has long been recognized for his work
in conservation, recreation and natural areas man-
agement. A faculty member at UBC since
1968, he has won two national awards for his
contribution to nature conservation.
Clark Binkley, dean of UBCs Faculty
of Forestry, has been appointed to the board
of directors of West Fraser Timber Ltd., a
public forest products company operating
primarily in B.C.
Before coming to UBC, Binkley was a
professor of forest resources management
at Yale University, where he also received
his doctorate in forestry and environmental
studies in 1979.
Binkley was appointed dean of the
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Support girls in science,
math, counsellors urged
Girls interested in math and science will need more encouragement
in high school if more women are to
pursue these interests in university.
This message was delivered to
about 140 high school counsellors who
visited campus earlier this month for
UBC's third annual Counsellor's Information Day.
Maria Klawe, head of UBC's Department of Computer Science, and
Professor Indira Samarasekera, with
the Department of Metals and Materials Engineering, opened the information session with a lively talk on women
in non-traditional fields.
Samarasekera said too much attention is being paid to the debate over
whether one gender is more gifted
than the other in math and science. She
added that the emphasis should instead be on whether Canadians have a
mechanism in place to encourage the
best girls and boys in the field.
Prefacing her remarks with a brief
juggling demonstration, Klawe said,
like juggling, anyone can learn math,
"it just takes perseverance."
Klawe also pointed out that students
need to know the personal and monetary
benefits of a career in math and science
are just as great, if not greater, than those
in medicine and law.
The day-long session included other
talks on UBC admissions, Awards and
Financial Aid, and new first-year English
requirements. Counsellors also toured the
First Nations House of Learning, School
of Music and the faculties of Applied
Science, Science and Law.
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School and College Liaison Office.
'This event gives them the chance to
learn what's changed on campus and
gives them a forum to voice their concerns with UBC s top administrators."
Grabinsky is one of four liaison
officers who travel and meet prospective students throughout the year in
more than 215 B.C. high schools and
15 public colleges.
Apart from its annual counsellor's
day, the liaison office also provides
orientation programs each summer for
some 1,400 new students and 500 parents from across Canada. It also organizes about 40 campus visits each
year for secondary school groups.
Chief Justice of Canada, retired
Born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, gold medallist in the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Law, officer in World War II with
the Royal Canadian Artillery, Brian Dickson practised corporate-commercial law in Winnipeg until his appointment to the
Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench in 1963. The recipient of
twenty honorary degrees and awards, he served as Chief
Justice of Canada from 1984 to 1990. His clear, carefully
crafted and often stirring judgments have set a standard for
judgment writing in Canada and throughout the English
common law world.
Saturday, February 29 - 8:15 PM
Vancouver Institute Lecture
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Childhood history focus of project
Canadians who grew up before the
invention of television often view their
childhood as a "golden age." It was
also an incredibly busy time, filled
with a seemingly endless cycle of
schooling and chores.
"The jobs they did might have
differed from east to west, but the
lives of children across the country were full of work from dawn
to dusk," said UBC Professor Neil
Sutherland, one of Canada's preeminent scholars of Canadian
childhood history.
Sutherland, a professor in the Faculty of Education, is working on his
second book, Growing Up in Modern
Canada - The Childrens' Perspective.
Due out in 1993, the book is one of a
series written by UBC education professors as part of the Canadian Childhood History Project.
Started in 1984, the $600,000
project has also resulted in the Bibliography of Canadian Childhood, a
one-of-a-kind resource compiled by
Sutherland, Associate Professor Jean
Barman and historian and bibliographer Linda Hale.
Working with about two dozen
graduate students, Sutherland, Barman and Hale surveyed every known
academic and professional journal in
which articles dealing with Canadian children from the earliest times
to 1990 might have appeared. They
also reviewed all Canadian graduate
theses for those which had at least 25
per cent of their content focused on
"If you're interested in any aspect
of Canadian childhood - be it legal,
medical, social or otherwise - it's here,"
said Sutherland. "It's an important
area of research that's never been systematically recorded."
Additions to the bibliography,
there are roughly 16,000 entries,
have been made since it was first
loaded into the university library's "on-line" computer system in 1986. Completed last fall,
the bibliography's two, 500-page
volumes will soon be published
and distributed in libraries and
universities across North
As for the project's research component, Sutherland's work was based
largely on some 200 interviews with
people born in Canada between 1910
This Toronto playground scene, taken prior to the First World War, appears on the cover of Professor Neil
Sutherland's book, Children in English-Canadian Society.
and 1950. His new book will examine
how children actually lived their lives
at home, at work, at school and at play.
It will also deal with how childrens'
lives were affected, or not, by changes
parents and other adults planned for
Barman's research looks at the
relationship between families and
schools, particularly how parents
have tried to exert control over education in the private and public school
Nancy Sheehan, dean of the Faculty of Education, has explored the
role voluntary associations have played
in the development of educational
policy and curriculum.
Her research looks at community involvement in late afternoon,
evening and Saturday activities
for children, sponsored by such
voluntary groups as the Junior Red
Cross, the Imperial Order of the
Daughters of the Empire (IODE)
and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), the larg-
est-ever women's group in
The project's fourth participant,
scholar Norah Lewis, has examined
the ways health and child care services
have been provided to children in B.C.,
Saskatchewan and Ontario. She has
also researched the effects of war on
Canadian children.
Funding for the project, the majority of which has gone towards graduate research, was supplied by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research
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