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Volume 33 Number 16, September 9, 1987
UBC potential "second to none" worldwide
Peterson invested as new chancellor
Every high school graduate in B.C. deserves a shot at a
university education, regardless of his or her financial means,
says UBC's new chancellor.
Leslie Peterson, invested today as UBC's 13th chancellor,
said a way must be found to equalize opportunities for young
"We have to be sure that students have a crack at first year
university," says the 63 year old Vancouver lawyer and former
Socred cabinet minister.
"For whatever reason some students do not do well in high
school. Others may not have had the advantages of the best
secondary education available. There's a number of reasons
why many young people blossom at a later date," Peterson
explains. 'They deserve a chance to prove that they are able to
meet the high standards demanded of a university education."
Out-going chancellor Robert Wyman agrees that
opportunities must be increased.
He says UBC is in the dark ages when it comes to
registering new applicants and allowing transfers from other
"It isn't a question of greatly expanding the size of the
university, but a question of not frustrating an applicant," he
says. "If you talk to young people out there, a great many of
them feel frustrated in the procedures they have to go through.
I find the situation baffling."
Wyman said people often receive notification from other
universities that they've been accepted before they hear from
"I think the system has got to be improved so people know
where they stand earlier than they do at the present time," he
Peterson, a former Minister of Education, holds strong views
on further education. And he's the first to admit there are
enormous difficulties in implementing this kind of accessibility as
universities, UBC included, tighten academic qualifications for
popular programs in the face of swelling enrolment. He says it
would take coordination of resources at all three B.C.
universities and the community colleges.
But that doesn't diminish his belief that people should have
every opportunity to live up to their potential.
"Everyone should be given the chance to climb as high on
the ladder of success as their talents will take them," he says.
As proof of his own maxim, Peterson has enjoyed a number
of successful careers. A graduate of UBC's law school in 1949,
he practiced law in Vancouver and established his own
company before being elected to the B.C. legislature in 1956.
His long involvement with the Socred government included 13
years as education minister, 11 years as labour minister and
four years as Attorney-General. More recently, he chaired last
summer's Socred leadership convention at Whistler resort.
"I've made it very clear to the current government that in my
role of chancellor I'm a spokesperson for UBC, and will be
acting in the best interests of the university, not as an apologist
for government policies," Peterson says.
When asked what he would like to accomplish during his
term, Peterson quickly responds that he would like to see UBC
gain higher international status and be in the position to attract
the best academic researchers and students from around the
world. "UBC has the potential of becoming a university that is
second to none world-wide."
As titular head of the university, Peterson will be very much
in the public eye as ifs representative on all formal occasions.
He's had a continuous relationship with UBC over the years,
serving nine years on the Board of Governors, including six
years as Board chairman. He's also been involved in a number
of alumni activities and is currently head of the prominent
alumni group the Wesbrook Society.
See Peterson Page Three
Hansen gets honorary degree
by Debora Sweeney
Rick Hansen found it tough getting his first UBC degree —
but he had to travel 25,000 miles around the world in a
wheelchair to get his second.
Hansen returns to his alma mater today. His monumental
accomplishments have prompted the university community to
confer on him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
As he returns to the campus where he spent eight years of
his life, Hansen remembers applying to the School of Physical
Education and Recreation in 1975. Back then, he didn't get
such a warm reception.
"I was a kid from Williams Lake, a community of about 8-
thousand people," he said. "I sent my application off with great
anticipation, explaining the accident and my condition. I wasn't
prepared for the reply."
The university told him to take first year arts/sciences to get
credits he could use toward a physed degree.
"First I was upset, then I rationalized that it was a sensible
reply," said Hansen. 'The people at the university had no idea
of who I was or how determined I was to get my degree."
Hansen said he realized the university had to be careful
about setting a precedent, 'lor me to complete my degree and
do it with the expertise they would expect. So, I reluctantly
entered first year arts and sciences."
He was admitted into the school of physed the following
Hansen hasnt been back to the university since he finished
his Man in Motion world tour, but he has fond memories of his
years on campus.
'The university opened up a whole new world for me — it
was magic," he said. "I was growing as an individual in a new
environment and fulfilling my academic aspirations."
Hansen moved away from home for the first time and took
up residence in Totem Park.
"I was lucky to survive," he said. "I realized that if I was
going to keep my grades up, I'd have to get more serious and
move off campus."
Getting around campus wasn't easy for him. During first
year, Hansen was forced to use leg braces. He had to learn
how to get into buildings through back doors and rear
elevators. Hansen says he wasn't properly prepared for that
"I remember going from Buchanan to the Biological
Sciences building," he said. "I'd be on braces and the bell
would ring when I was half way there, so I'd start hopping as
fast as I could to get to class. I'd get there about two minutes
late, completely out of breath. By the time I recovered, the
class would be over and I'd have to go through the same thing
again to get back to Buchanan."
By second year, he incorporated a wheelchair and used his
braces only to get upstairs.
'The students of UBC respected the fact," he said. "While
umbrellas and bicycles would often go missing, my wheelchair
would always be there when I came out of class."
Hansen took twice as long as most physed students to
complete his degree — eight years.
"I was training on the national team," he said. "I made
athletics the priority."
He philosophizes that making it big in athletics was his once
in a lifetime opportunity, while education is a lifetime goal.
His philosophy on education and his message to students,
both able-bodied and disabled is, "look at education with a
great deal of determination and perseverance which come from
your strengths, hopes and dreams. Don't ever be afraid to
pursue your dreams because of your situation."
Hansen takes that advice very seriously. He spent his 30th
birthday Aug. 26, vacationing high in the Rockies with his
fiancee Amanda Reid and reflecting — looking back on the last
two years and considering the future.
See Hansen Page Two
Rick Hansen
Leslie Peterson
Forests building
funding sought
by Jo Moss
The university has made a formal proposal to the federal
government for $40 million to build a new forest sciences
building at UBC.
The bid for the multidisciplinary research and education
centre was made last week to federal minister Bill McKnight,
recently appointed to develop a western diversification
program, says Vice President of Research Peter Larkin.
'The university has been involved in the concept of a world-
class forest sciences centre located on campus since 1981,"
Larkin says. "The momentum has increased in the last few
months and our proposal for a forest sciences building is a
major step in the development of this centre."
The university initiative came out of a task force representing
five faculties that was recently established by UBC president
David Strangway. The committee moved quickly to formulate
its proposal as soon as the federal western diversification
program was announced.
The UBC faculties of Agricultural Sciences, Applied Science,
Forestry, Graduate Studies and Science, and a number of other
organizations have been involved in the discussions for a B.C.
forest sciences centre which would facilitate an integrated
approach to management of the province's number one
resource.   Simon Fraser University, and the University of
Victoria are active participants as are representatives from the
forest industry, federal and provincial government and agencies
such as PAPRICAN (Pulp and Paper Research Institute of
Canada), FERIC (forest engineering research) and Forintek
(solid wood products research).
A provincial government committee is currently reviewing the
status of forestry research in the province and is due to deliver
its report by the end of the year.
According to Larkin, discussion participants agree on the
concept of a first-class forestry centre on the Westcoast to
provide a focus for forestry research and education in the
province, and encourage collaboration between the public and
private sectors.
Once the university receives the federal nod, plans call for
the forest sciences building to be constructed south of the
MacMillan building. As one of the largest buildings on campus,
it would house all forestry-related research as well as graduate
student programs. 'The building is designed to encourage
interaction among the many specialized fields that play a part in
forestry research," Larkin says.
With the new facilities, future plans for the forest sciences
centre would include the addition of government research
laboratories and aspects of the Canadian Forestry Service and
the B.C. Forest Service. A move is already underway to bring
together agency research on campus by relocating both
Forintek and FERIC with the Paprican facility in Discovery Park. Special needs students get to school early
Getting to know the campus before classes
start is advisable for any first year student. For
UBC's special needs students, ifs more than a
good idea, ifs a necessity.
Lap Khong has already made four trips to
UBC with a sighted guide from the Canadian
National Institute for the Blind. He's a first-
year science student, and visually impaired, so
he has to familiarize himself with each building
that he'll use during the school term.
'There's a tactile map of the whole campus
in the Crane Library, but to find my way
around individual buildings, I have to go once
with a guide," he explains.
"When I've oriented myself to a building
and noted where things are like stairs,
washrooms, and water fountains, then I can
get around by myself with a cane."
For education student Gordon McGee, who
is in a wheelchair, the major consideration is
building access. To find out if a campus
building has a wheelchair entrance, where it is,
and when ifs open, McGee must telephone
Hansen continued from Page One
At 30, Hansen's list of accomplishments
and honors is phenomenal. Donations
continue to pour in after his gruelling Man in
Motion tour, which raised an estimated $20
million for spinal cord research - it also raised
awareness and support for disabled people.
Hansen is a recent recipient of the Vanier
Award and in October, will become a member
of the Order of Canada.
UBC President David Strangway said,
"We're giving him an honorary Doctor of Laws
degree in recognition of his dedicated
community service and his commitment to
creating worldwide awareness of the potential
of disabled people." While Hansen is
encouraged that the Canadian public has
begun to understand that message, he notes
there are still places in the world where fear
and a lack of acceptance of disabled people
exist — and the university environment is no
"I met a young student during the tour in
Austria," said Hansen. "He'd completed three-
and-a-half years of his physed degree. As he
was preparing to go into fourth year, he was in
a car accident and severely damaged his
knee. In order to meet the requirements for
fourth year, he had to complete some track
and field qualifications which included running
the 800 metres within a certain time. He came
in 30 seconds slower than the time and the
university wouldn't allow him to complete his
For disabled students enrolling at UBC,
Hansen suggests "cutting corners" by taking
advantage of services such as the Student
Counselling and Resources Centre, to settle in
and find out about such things as accessibility
of buildings on campus. He regrets not having
done that himself during first year.
As far as his own education is concerned,
Hansen says he's thinking seriously about
completing a master's degree. Beyond that,
he's at a fork in the road. As he enters his 31st
year, he's contemplating the future and
considering priorities.
Physically, since the Man in Motion tour
ended in May, Hansen has been in, what he
calls, a "resting phase" which should be
complete by November. Then, he'll begin
retraining and by next May, he'll decide
whether he's up to competing again. (He's
won 19 international marathons so far.)
Thafs not to say he isn't keeping busy.
Sept. 19 is the official release date for the Man
in Motion book he co-authored with Jim'
Taylor. It will be followed by a book tour.
Hansen is also involved with the Premier's
Advisory Council on the Disabled, which he
convinced Premier Vander Zalm to establish.
As well, he'll continue his campaign to
convince the International Olympic Committee
to include disabled people in the Olympic
games. And next month, he's getting married.
Govt, funds
liaison office
The federal and provincial governments
have given the province's three universities
$672,000 to fund university-industry liason
offices for the next three years.
Stan Hagen, Advanced Education and Job
Training Minister, said the offices will assist
B.C. industry by linking them to research and
development efforts at universities.
"I have a phone in my car for that reason,"
McGee says. "I drive up to the university every
day and simply call ahead to find out what's
McGee says his second consideration is
invariably access to a washroom, and often
thafs not easy to locate. "People who are
paralyzed from the waist down don't have a lot
of control over their body functions. The first
thing I do in every building is check out where
the washrooms are and whether they are
usable," he says.
'The one thing that would really help
people in wheelchairs would be a sign at the
front of every building indicating whether it is
accessible and showing the location of the
disabled washrooms," he adds.
Both McGee and Khong recognize the
reluctance most special needs students feel
toward  discussing the concerns and
difficulties that are unique to their situation.
"I wanted to say no to the interview, but I
changed my mind," Khong says. "I think there
does need to be more recognition of our
needs. People generally don't know what we
need or how we have to function."
Visually impaired students, for example,
benefit from any information that can be
obtained by touch. A tactile map at a building
entrance can provide orientation to an
unfamiliar area. Tactile floor strips signaling
the approach of stairs or other obstacles
increase their mobility.
It was the specialized services of Crane
Library which encouraged Khong to enroll at
UBC. This unique resource for visually
impaired students houses the largest collection
of academic books in alternate media nationwide.
"If they don't already have my texts on
tape, they will tape them for me, or supply the
services of a reader," Khong says.   Since he
has partial vision, he can also make use of a
close circuit television print enlarger to read
some of his texts, but "ifs a fairly slow
process," he says.
For any special needs student planning to
attend UBC, the Student Counselling and
Resources Centre is the place to begin. It
offers a number of specialized and support
services, such as telecommunication devices
for the deaf, which can make campus life a
whole lot easier.
"They're fantastic," says McGee who as an
Education student is fortunate to have all his
classes scheduled in Scarfe building. 'They'll
even arrange to have a class location changed
if ifs going to cause a problem."
*»   *******
Gordon McGee and Lap Khong.
Provision for handicapped under study
by Jo Moss
Students with disabilities may find attending
UBC less of a struggle in the near future
thanks to a unique summer project.
Laila Kara, third year Rehabilitation
Medicine, and Mike Brown, third year
Architecture, are two able-bodied students
who are combining their expertise on a two
month project to investigate how the
university's buildings can be made more
accessible to students with physical limitations.
Sponsored by the UBC Student
Counselling and Resources Centre, and
funded by a provincial Challenge '87 grant,
Kara and Brown are working with provincial
government guidelines to come up with some
specific recommendations for changes. So far,
they've checked out the Main Library,
Sedgewick Library and the Old Administration
building, looking at such features as access,
safety, washrooms, telephones, and water
fountains.   They've come up with a detailed
list of recommendations for improvement.
"Our goal is to enable disabled people to
use the facility independently whenever
possible. WeVe tried to propose changes that
will benefit the greatest range of users and
we've emphasized modifications to the existing
structure of the building, rather than a
redesign," says Kara.
The Main Library was the first building to
undergo scrutiny since ifs one of the best-
known campus landmarks and serves people
both on campus and from the outside
community. "Many of the modifications we
recommended can be done very easily and
inexpensively," Kara explains.
For people in wheelchairs, the biggest
problem is getting into the library building, says
Kara. They must use a service entrance at the
rear of the building, where a freight elevator
can take them to every floor, except the
cafeteria. This entrance is open only during
office hours, and people wishing to gain entry
must phone ahead.
"Overall there is a real need for better
signage on each floor to show disabled
students where things are and how to access
them. For people who are visually impaired,
tactile maps are invaluable in providing
direction in an unfamiliar building," Kara says.
Other recommendations they made were:
to allocate disabled parking close to the library
building, install a buzzer at the service
Library needs
reading help
More special needs students are enrolling
at UBC this year than ever before and the
Crane library is scrambling to find enough
volunteers to meet the demands on its
specialized services.
The Charles Crane Memorial Library uses
about 150 volunteer narrators during the
school term to record texts and reading
materials for blind, visually impaired and print-
handicapped students.
So far this fall, 10 students with visual
disabilities have registered for classes, joining
about 30 students who are continuing their
'This is a record enrollment and more
students with special book needs are expected
once registration is over," said library head
Paul Thiele.
The challenge is to keep up with the
increasing number of disciplines in which blind
and print-handicapped students are enrolling,
areas such as physics, mathematics, computer
science, social science statistics and
engineering. The Crane Library is looking for
volunteer readers with some background in
these areas to not only read the texts to the
special heeds student, but also to interpret
material such as formulas and graphs.
Volunteers who wish to participate in this
unique program can call 228-6111 for more
entrance so that people with disabilities would
not have to phone ahead, and make the
wheelchair entrance accessible for people
outside of office hours.
Proposed building modifications to assist
visually impaired people includ installing
tactile warning strips on the floor to signal the
beginning and end of stairs, putting in
handrails that stretch the full length of the
steps to guide the person's path, and
removing hazardous objects that protrude into
the aisles, Kara says.
Library staff have long recognized the
problems the Main Library building poses for
special needs students and willingly provide
assistance by sending books to the more
accessible Sedgewick Library upon request
"But it provides a good example of some of
the difficulties special needs students face in
buildings that were not designed with their
needs in mind," Kara says.
Kara and Brown's experience has enabled
them to compile a simple checklist of several
hundred criteria which can be used by anyone
to determine how a building meets special
student's needs.
Their project will continue in the fall under
the auspices of the Student Counselling and
Resources Centre until the entire campus has
been surveyed in detail. Recommendations
will be forwarded to the recently inaugurated
President's Committee on the Disabled which
is currently reviewing all matters relating to
disabled people at UBC.
Kara and Brown are also completing a
campus accessibility map which should be
available for distribution to special needs
students later this month. "It rates each
campus building on an accessibility scale,
provides a floor plan, and gives relevant
information such as the location of the nearest
disabled parking and whether there is a
disabled washroom," Kara says. "Ifs not as
detailed as our building reports, but for any
special needs students using the campus, ifs a
good start."
2     UBC REPORTS September 9,1987 Chickens hold clues to osteoporosis treatment
Poultry scientist Leslie Hart.
Sick kids create stress
"Handing parents a child with a long-term
illness is like giving skiis to a novice and
expecting them to ski down a mountain," says
Nursing professor Connie Canam who recently
designed a course to give parents of
chronically ill children the specialized
knowledge and skills they need to care for
their child.
Most university ceremonies follow traditions
dating back to the middle ages, and the
installation of the chancellor is no exception.
The ceremony begins with the presentation
of the new chancellor to Lieutenant-Governor
Robert Rogers and the university community
by President David Strangway. After the
president's citation, Leslie Peterson is given the
oath of office by the lieutenant-governor.
The president and Board of Governors
chairman William Sauder then assist Peterson
in a ritual known as the robing of the
chancellor as he takes off his Board of
Governors robe and puts on the chancellor's
After messages of welcome to the new
chancellor by the Minister of Advanced
Education and Job Training Stan Hagen and
the presidents of the Alma Mater Society and
the Alumni Association, representatives of
institutions around the world cross the stage to
shake hands with the chancellor. The
ceremony concludes with remarks by
As the ceremonial head of the university,
the chancellor serves on the Board of
Governors and Senate, represents the
university at formal occasions both on and off
the campus
Her research investigating the effects a
chronically ill child has on the family found that
the parents suffered a great deal of stress in
coping with the child's illness. Yet despite the
common problems these families shared, there
were few available resources to go to for
advice and to combat their sense of isolation.
Now parents can take advantage of the
Parent Education Program: Parenting Classes
for Parents of Children with a Chronic Health
Condition. Created by Canam and colleague
Jennifer Chung last year, the eight-week,
eight-session course covers topics such as
how to find more information on the sick
child's condition; how to communicate with the
child about the disease or illness; and how to
deal with siblings who feel they are not getting
enough attention.
Funded by the B.C. Health Care Research
Foundation, the free program is scheduled to
take place again this fall at the Children's
Hospital. For more information and registration
call 228-7474 or 228-7486.
UBC grad
heads council
by Debora Sweeney
A UBC alumnus has become the first
female chairman of the Science Council of
Geraldine Kenney-Wallace, who earned
her doctorate at the university, took over the
council Sept. 1. She was first appointed to the
council in 1983.
Kenney-Wallace, born in London, England
in 1943, completed her undergraduate degree
at Oxford University. She is currently a
professor of chemistry and physics at the
University of Toronto and chairman of its
research board.
by Jo Moss
When scientists find out why chickens lay
eggs they may be well on the way to finding
out how to treat a disabling bone disease that
affects one in four Canadian women over the
age of 50, says a UBC Agricultural Sciences
According to Dr. Leslie Hart, the cycle of
egg laying in hens closely parallels the
characteristics of osteoporosis, a condition
where bones in the skeleton become so
porous and brittle that they can fracture simply
by lifting an arm.
Once thought to be a natural process of
aging, health professionals now say
osteoporosis will affect more Canadian women
than either heart disease or cancer. Men are
also susceptible, but ifs eight times more likely
to affect women. By the time the disease is
diagnosed, ifs usually too late to treat.
Osteoporosis is a complex problem for
hearth professionals who don't know exactly
what causes it or how it develops. What they
do know is that calcium, the building block of
bones, plays a major part, and ifs a loss of
bone mass that characterizes the disease.
Thafs where poultry scientists like Hart
come in. Calcium is also the key element in
egg production and the major ingredient of
egg shells.
"In hens, as in humans, bones are
constantly being remodelled. Calcium is
removed and deposited due to normal every
day stresses on the skeleton," Hart says. 'This
process is accentuated in laying hens because
of the huge stress they have in producing
"In osteoporosis, this process of bone
remodelling is defective because the calcium is
not adequately replaced. A similar situation
exists in the laying hen as she ages so that she
produces few eggs with thinner shells," Hart
A better understanding of how hens
maintain levels of bone calcium while they lay
eggs may provide health professionals with the
information they need to better diagnose and
treat osteoporosis.
Some of the questions Hart will be trying to
answer are: why egg production decreases
and eggshells become thinner as the chickens
grow older and what controls the release of
calcium from the skeleton into the blood
'There are a number of other factors
involved in osteoporosis besides calcium.
Vitamin D and the female hormone estrogen
both influence the calcium levels in the body,"
Hart says. "Ifs not a simple disease and there
will probably be no simple cure. But we do
know some of the key players and by
investigating the relationships between them,
we may eventually be able to make some
recommendations on how to treat it."
One thing Hart is sure of is that even if
better treatment is found for osteoporosis,
better nutrition will continue to be touted as a
preventative measure. "Whatever your age,
ifs important to have adequate calcium on a
regular basis. By the time osteoporosis
occurs, the bones may have been leached of
calcium over a period of many years as a
result of poor nutrition."
Exercise is also strongly recommended by
health professionals as a preventative
measure. Activities which put stress on the
bones such as walking or jogging, but not
swimming, cause the body to put more
calcium Into the skeleton and build up the
bone mass.
Strangway greets students
The official welcome to new and returning
students at today's ceremony is one way
President David Strangway hopes to give
students a sense of the important role they
play in the UBC community.
The idea of a special ceremony to open the
academic year stemmed from an observation
made by the president at this year's graduation
ceremony in May.
"It dawned on me how much students
enjoyed taking part in the ceremonial side of
the university and feeling that they're part of an
on-going tradition," says Strangway. "It
seemed ironic that the first time students are
exposed to the traditions of their university is
when they're leaving.
"I hope today's ceremony will generate a
sense of pride and excitement in being part of
UBC and all that it has to offer."
Strangway says he would like to see the
official welcome to students become an annual
event. This year, letters of invitation to the
ceremony were sent to all first-time students.
David Strangway, UBC President
Shrum Bowl returns
The Shrum Bowl is back.
For the first time in four years the UBC
Thunderbirds will take on the SFU Clansmen
Peterson continued from Page One
As chancellor, Peterson holds no
administrative power, but he is automatically a
member of the Board of Governors, which
presides over all financial matters of the
university, and the Senate, which deals with all
matters of an academic nature. "I think the
chancellor's role can have some influence by
taking an active part in both bodies," Peterson
For a man that sets high standards and
expects himself and others to meet them, ifs
fitting that Peterson will be invested as
chancellor at the same ceremony in which
wheelchair athlete Rick Hansen will receive an
honorary degree. The two met by chance
earlier this year at a rest stop on the Hope-
Princeton highway as Hansen neared the end
of his marathon tour, and Peterson was
returning from a trip to the Interior.
"I was very impressed by Hansen and what
he had accomplished," Peterson says. "We're
seeing more and more people, young and old,
overcoming their disabilities in a number of
Out-going chancellor Bob Wyman will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws (LL.D)
degree at today's ceremony marking the installation of UBC's new chancellor, Leslie
to renew a twenty year old tradition of cross-
town football rivalry.
The game that many say is the largest
attended amateur sporting event in Western
Canada is scheduled for Saturday, September
12 at the Swangard Stadium in Burnaby.
Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Part of the proceeds from this year's event
will be donated to the United Way. Proceeds
will also go to UBC and SFU athletic programs
and to the Rick Hansen Special Needs
The Thunderbirds, this year's defending
CIAU champions, took the last two Shrum
Bowl games in 1981 and 1982. But SFU leads
overall with a five win record out of ten games.
One game was tied.
Named after the late Dr. Gordon Shrum, a
scientist and administrator who played a
significant role in the academic development of
both universities, the first Shrum Bowl game
was played in 1967. The founding chancellor
of SFU, Shrum was a firm believer in
encouraging Canadian athletes to stay in
Canada by offering university athletic
Tickets are on sale at all VTC and CBO
outlets. Reserved seating under the covered
grandstand is $10 and general seating is $6.
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TELEREG: let your
fingers do the walking
Students enrolling at UBC have endured
the dreaded registration week lines ups for the
last time.
The notorious five-hour line ups are now a
thing of the past, thanks to a new
computerized telephone registration system
called TELEREG, which enables students to
register for classes using a touch-tone
The system, which was developed by
UBC's Information Systems Management
Office and Computec Consulting Canada Ltd.,
will be in place by March 1,1988, for
registration in spring and summer sessions.
Acting Registrar Alan McMillan says
TELEREG has enormous benefits to both
students and faculty. "Students can register
up to three months before the start of classes
using touch-tone telephones anywhere in the
world," he said. "TELEREG also gives faculty
accurate and up-to-date information on class
enrolment before the term begins."
The new system allows students to add
and drop courses, get a listing of the courses
they're registered for, search for open course
selections, and make changes to their
programs right through the first week of
classes. They are guided through the
registration process by a computerized voice
which responds to information being keyed in
by the student.
Because TELEREG responds to the
different tones generated by a touch-tone
phone, rotary dial and pulse push button
phones will not work with the system.
The average registration call is expected to
take between three and five minutes. With 32
telephone lines, TELEREG will be able to
handle about 480 calls each hour. The
Registrar's Office is hoping to keep TELEREG
lines open seven days a week to make the
system as convenient and accessible as
A TELEREG hotline number will also be
installed next year for students who don't have
access to a touch-tone phone. Calls to this
line will be taken by a member of the
Registrar's Office who will enter program
information for the student.
Touch-tone telephone registration was first
introduced three years ago at Brigham Young
University in the United States. UBC and the
University of Alberta are the only Canadian
universities to implement the technology so far,
although several other universities are
beginning to develop similar systems.
If you've ever wondered why registering for
classes at UBC is such a marathon event,
here's a look at some statistics from last week's
registration process:
* More than 23,000 students enrolled for
classes, collecting a total of 130,000 program
and course section cards;
* An average of 6,000 students went
through the final registration procedure in the
War Memorial Gym each day, at a rate of 800
students an hour;
* The Registrar's Office estimates they'll
process more than 50,000 course changes
during the first three weeks of classes.
Despite the line-ups and crowds, students
interviewed by UBC Reports last week didn't
seem to mind registration. As one transfer
student from Simon Fraser University put it:
"Ifs just once a year. With SFU's semester
system, you get three chances a year to screw
Photographer wins award
A UBC photographer has garnered a North
American title.
Warren Schmidt, staff photographer at
Media Services, was conferred with the title of
Registered Biological Photographer by the
Biological Photographic Association at its 57th
annual meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan last
Schmidt was recognized for his high
standard of competence in biophotography—
photography specializing in the animal, natural
and human health sciences. All candidates
must also successfully complete the BPA
registry board exam, a rigorous three-part
Schmidt is one of only two registered
biological photographers in Vancouver and
one of fewer than 400 world-wide.
The Biological Photographic Association is
the only society of professional photographers
in North America specializing in the sciences
and began its certification program in 1964
with the support of American and Canadian
medical and professional groups, and
associations. BPA Members represent every
major hospital in the U.S.A. and Canada as
well as various medical, dental, veterinary and
biology centres.
Warren Schmidt
UW seeks more participants
UBC's United Way committee wants to see
campus participation increase to 15 per cent in
this year's campaign. That would be a two per
Open House
on CBC
If you were one of the 150,000 people who
visited UBC's Open House earlier this year,
CBC's upcoming documentary on the three-
day extravaganza will give you a chance to
enjoy it all over again. If you didn't make it to
the campus March 6, 7, and 8, here's a chance
to see what you missed.
From the spectacular sights of the
chemistry show to the drama of Goldilocks in
the courtroom, a one hour documentary on
Saturday September 12, at 10 p.m., captures
the highlights of the occasion. Seven grade 12
students from Clinton, B.C. got their first taste
of show biz as the stars of this CBC production
which was co-ordinated by UBC's Community
Relations Office.
Program time may vary throughout the
province; check your local television schedule
for confirmation.
cent jump from 1986 when 13 per cent, about
760 faculty and staff, contributed.
This year's campaign focus, participation
rather than dollars raised, was chosen to
emphasize the spirit of giving, says Dr. Cyril
Finnegan, UBC's United Way campaign
"Many people think that the United Way
funded agencies are for othersTbut statistics
indicate that one out of every three people on
the UBC campus has used one of these
voluntary community agencies at some time,"
"Donors have total control over where they
want their dollars to go," Finnegan says. The
pledge card gives donors the option of
including or excluding specific agencies. They
can even choose to donate to an agency or
service that is not associated with the United
Way. And unlike other organizations, United
Way is run largely by volunteers so that 98
cents of every donated dollar goes to the
community groups with only two cents being
held back for administrative costs.
UBC's campaign is scheduled to kick off
after September 23, the day the United Way
campaign for the Lower Mainland begins. The
1986 campaign at UBC raised more than
COMES 10  J.FkC.   m V
Where else would you rather be on a sunny day?   Crowds of students pack into War
Memorial Gym for final registration for the last time.
Historians seeking secret
Chinese sign
Officials of the Barkerville Historic Park near
Quesnel, B.C. are searching for an artifact
which was removed from the park 26 years
ago — and they believe their search ends
somewhere on the UBC campus.
Brian Fugler, the park's registrar, said, "I
see it as a 26-year-old detective case, an
unsolved mystery."
The mystery surrounds a 10-foot-long
wooden sign, inscribed with Chinese
Host program
helps refugees
by Jo Moss
Refugees who have fled persecution in
their own country often need emotional
support to adjust to their new life in a strange
A new Vancouver program meets that need
by matching volunteers from the community
with recently-arrived refugees. Sponsored by
the Canada Employment and Immigration
Commission, and administered by the
Immigrant Services Society, the Host Program
locates church groups, community
organizations, or simply individuals who are
willing to spend some time helping refugees
with the difficult process of resettlement.
Moving from one culture to another is a big
adjustment in the best of circumstances, but
for refugees it is a particularly difficult time.
Upon arrival in Canada, they receive federally
subsidized housing and basic living expenses
as well as language training, job-search
orientation and counselling. But it is volunteers
through programs such as Host who introduce
them to community services and resources,
and provided them with much-needed
friendship and guidance.
In 1987, about 1200 government-
sponsored refugees will make B.C. their home,
arriving from places such as Eastern Europe,
Central America, Southeast Asia and the
Middle East. Volunteers*who are interested in
assisting a refugee family through the Host
Program can obtain more information through
the program office at 684-3837.
Deadline near
The deadline is fast approaching for
nomination of outstanding individuals for
honorary degrees. September 30 is the last
day the Senate Tributes Committee will receive
nominations for consideration of degrees to be
conferred during the 1988 spring convocation.
The committee welcomes nominations from
the university or from the outside community.
Biographical material and other information
should accompany all nominations which can
be addressed to the Ceremonies Office, Old
Administration Building, UBC.
characters. The characters spell out the rules
and regulations of a secret society of Chinese
freemasons who lived in Barkerville in the late
1800's. The sign was displayed in the
freemason society's building, which dates back
to 1870.
In 1961, two UBC professors, W.E. Willmott
and Stanford M. Lyman, stumbled onto the
sign during a trip through Barkerville. They
asked to borrow it for their research into secret
Chinese societies in B.C. According to Fugler,
the sign hasn't been seen since.
'The overall raison d'etre is to make the
building into an operable heritage site," he
said 'The piece de resistance would be finding
the sign. It would be like finding the arms of
the Venus de Milo."
The Willmott and Lyman article, entitled
Rules of a Chinese Secret Society in British
Columbia was published in 1964. In it, they
wrote the calligraphy on the sign represented
the rules set by the Chih-Kung Tang — one of
the oldest existing Chinese fraternal orders
which originated in the 17th Century.
According to the article, a chapter of the
Chih-Kung Tang was founded in Barkerville in
1862 for the mutual aid and protection of
Chinese miners in B.C.'s hinterland. The rules
were strictly confidential — any member who
discussed them with outsiders was sentenced
to severe punishment.
So far, Fugler's attempts to track down the
sign have been futile and he can't find any
clues. Lyman has apparently moved to New'
York, Willmott to New Zealand. The park
ranger who loaned them the sign died several
years ago. Fugler has talked to a UBC history
professor and people from the Museum of
Anthropology and Asian Studies, as well as the
vice-president of research, with no luck. He
isn't even sure the sign is still at UBC — but he
hopes it is.
He is asking anyone who has seen or
heard of the board in the last quarter century
to phone him in Barkerville, at 994-3332.
items shown
Memorabilia belonging to the late Garnett
Sedgewick, the first head of UBC's English
department, is on display in the Special
Collections Division of the Library until the first
week of October.
Material for the display was donated to
UBC by Sedgewick's heir, Prof. Robert
apRoberts of California.
Born in 1882 in Nova Scotia, Garnett
Sedgewick spent most of his life teaching
English in B.C., first in Nanaimo and
Vancouver high schools and at UBC from 1918
until his death in 1949.
Sedgewick was a well-known campus
figure whose brilliant interpretations of
Shakespeare and Chaucer are remembered
by generations of students.
4     UBC REPORTS September 9,1987 Health care system
fails immigrants
Canada's health care system does not
appear to meet the needs of immigrants and
refugees, according to the chairman of a
federal task force on the mental health of
Dr. Morton Beiser said the health care
system may not even serve the general
population properly. Beiser, the head of the
social and cultural psychiatry division of UBC
held hearings across the country and he said
briefs including one from Toronto's Italian
community led him to his conclusions.
"They told us the health care system was
not able to meet their needs and that they felt
cut off from the mainstream," he said. 'They
told us Italians have been a significant force in
Toronto for at least three generations and that
about one-in-seven of the city's population is
Italian. If people representing one-in-seven of
the population of a multicultural society are
feeling cut off, then I'd like to know just what
the majnstream is."
Beiser said he's astounded by the number
of immigrants and refugees who feel
disenfranchized from the system in Canada,
including people who have been in the country
for generations.
"We heard from many large and small
ethnic organizations that the system is
insensitive to their cultural and linguistic
needs," he said. "If so many people feel
disenfranchized, then who is the system
According to the task force's interim report,
migration itself does not necessarily result in an
increased risk of mental disorder. As well,
immigrants and refugees do not appear to
have a higher rate of emotional disorder than
the general population. But, traumatic
situations before and after migration are
associated with emotional problems. They
* A drop in personal socio-economic
* Separation from family.
* A lack of friendly reception in the new
* Isolation from persons of similar cultural
* Traumatic experience or prolonged stress
prior to migration.
* Adolescent or senior age at the time of
Another problem is that mental health
services are used less frequently by migrants
than by native-born Canadians. Beiser said
many immigrants and refugees refuse to seek
help because of the intense stigma. He
pointed to a small North African community in
'The spokesman for the group told how
one young man had suffered a psychotic
illness and was admitted to hospital," said
Beiser. 'The spokesman talked about the
sense of outrage the community felt that this
man was in hospital for three weeks before
anybody knew about it, and that the
community had to know."
While Beiser admits there are no solutions
for some situations, his task force was handed
a number of suggestions. They include:
* Expanding existing programs and policies
to help migrants adapt to their new homes.
* Developing community education and
outreach programs for immigrants and
* Providing cross-cultural training for health
care professionals.
Beiser also said if migrants are not literate
when they come to Canada, making them
literate in their native languages once they're
here is a major step toward helping them
"In Kitchener, Ontario, they have a program
where they teach people to read and write in
their own language first and they find it makes
it much easier for them to learn English," he
The task force chairman believes
Canadians have a moral obligation to help
immigrants and refugees integrate.
"We're inviting people into the country and
we're doing it from our own self-interest," he
said. "If people are helped to integrate better,
they'll contribute more to our society. If we
dont help them, they could end up In our
health care system."
The task force was sponsored by the
Minister of State for Multiculturalism and Health
and Welfare Canada in association with the
Canadian Mental Health Association. Its final
report and recommendations are due March
31, 1988.
UBC researcher gets
first pharmacy award
Peter Jewesson
Dr. Peter Jewesson, assistant professor in
Pharmaceutical Sciences, has won Canada's
first Pharmacy Career Award totalling $50,000
over two years.
The award, given by the Pharmaceutical
Manufacturer's Association of the Canada
Health Research Foundation, will allow
Jewesson to devote more time to his research
to improve the use of antibiotics in hospitals.
Jewesson's work is aimed at maximizing
the effectiveness of available antibiotics while
minimizing their toxicity.
As well, he's working to ensure the most
economical drugs are applied. Jewesson
claims he saves Vancouver General Hospital
$6,000 per month in drug costs.
His research also involves the evaluation of
new antibiotics not yet released in Canada.
Former UBC football star Glenn Steele has
joined the staff of the Department of Athletics
and Sports Services as information director for
Thunderbird sports. A graduate of UBC's
Physical Education and Recreation program in
1984, Steele played with Winnipeg and Ottawa
teams in the Canadian Football League. In his
new position Steele will coordinate the sports
information for the upcoming Thunderbird
football training campus and season and take
on coaching duties for the university teams.
The first of a series of unique videos aimed
at cancer patients has won an Award of
Excellence for UBC's Biomedical
Communications department. Produced by
associate director of the department, and
former cancer patient, Bob Qulntrelle, the
video took the top award at a recent video
festival sponsored by the Association for Media
and Technology in Education in Canada.
Entitled 'Cancer: Its Treatment and Cure',
the video helps people who have been
diagnosed as having cancer better understand
the disease and its treatment. Future videos
on specific cancers are already planned. The
first of these, on breast cancer, has just been
Professor emeritus Samuel Rothstein has
been selected as the 1988 recipient of the
Association for Library and Information
Science's award for outstanding professional
contributions to library and information science
education. Rothstein was the founding
director of UBC's librarianship school.
Economics professor John Helliwell and
head of ophthalmology Stephen Drance were
two of five people from B.C. who were named
to the Order of Canada recently. Both were
made officers. In ail, 23 officers and 46
members were appointed.
Prof. Donald Mavinic of UBC's civil
engineering department has received the
Keefer Gold Medal from the Canadian Society
of Civil Engineering for the best civil
engineering paper published in Canada in
U.S. drag company finances UBC scientists
by Debora Sweeney
Six UBC scientists are moving from their
ground floor university lab to an ocean front
research facility to open a multi-million dollar
biopharmaceutical industry.
Dr. Pieter Cullis, the biochemist who heads
the venture, said the team is working to
develop anticancer pharmaceuticals that will
eliminate cancerous tumors without causing
toxic side effects to areas of the body which
are not diseased.
The new business, called the Canadian
Liposome Company (CLC), is a subsidiary of
the Liposome Company Inc. of New Jersey.
The parent company is financing the venture at
a guaranteed minimum of $1 million a year for
three years to get the business off the ground.
After that, a new contract will be negotiated.
CLC will open its doors in the Lonsdale Quay
area of North Vancouver in September.
"I believe in a few years, liposomes will
form the basis of an important pharmaceutical
industry,"said Cullis.
Liposomes are tiny drug-carrying sacs
composed of the same fatty acids or lipids that
make up cell membranes. Lipid membranes
can be made to form spheres which entrap
drugs inside, for delivery later to a diseased
site. Developers say one day they may be
targetted almost as guided missiles, carrying
massive doses of drugs to their targets without
being absorbed by other parts of the body.
Cullis' team has developed the use of
liposomes to deliver the highly toxic drug,
doxorubicin, the world's largest selling
anticancer drug. Administered freely into the
bloodstream at doses high enough to kill
cancer, doxorubicin can cause
cardiomyopathy which leads to congestive
heart failure. When UBC researchers used
liposomes to administer the drug to animals
with tumors, they found their survival time
increased with minimal heart damage.
CLC's task is to make the liposome-
doxorubicin combination and other liposome-
drug combinations suitable for commercial
distribution. Cullis believes his company's
research and the parent company's clout will
make it work.
"It's been our tactic to get associated with
somebody who really does have business
expertise and the pharmaceutical contacts we
need," he said. 'The Liposome Company is
based in an area where you find Squibb,
Johnson and Johnson — just about every
major pharmaceutical company you can think
of — so they can set up research and
development partnerships with those
companies. From a business point of view, it's
almost essential."
Not only from a business perspective, but
from a practical point of view Cullis said it was
essential to take his team out of the university
environment and into the business world. The
five core people who work with him are
research associates and post-doctoral fellows
who have no tenure at the university. Cullis
Dr. Pieter Cullis and Edgar Mertz, President of the Liposome Company Inc.
was afraid he'd lose his key researchers if he
didn't have something worthwhile to offer
"You stay in these positions for four or five
years and thafs normal but if you stay for 10
years, you find your prospects of getting an
academic job are limited," he said. 'The only
solution I could see was starting up a
subsidiary here so we could establish a career
structure and pay that would attract people to
The new business was spawned from
contract research by the university for the
Liposome Company during the last three
years. CLC will continue to use UBC
resources through contract grants to the
university and Cullis will maintain a tenured
He estimates it could take five years before
his company is ready to market its research.
In Memoriam
Psychology professor Robert E. Knox has
passed away after a lengthy illness. He was
58. Best-known for his research into the
psychology of gambling and risk-taking, Knox
also played a significant role in a number of
other departmental areas notably curriculum
development and the new Douglas Kenny
Remembered by faculty and students alike
for his sense of humour, quiet leadership and
effective teaching, Knox was active in UBC's
Guided Independent Study, Continuing
Education, and International programs. Few
people were aware that he also worked with
the United Way evaluating their crisis
intervention services.
A graduate of Occidental College, Los
Angeles, Knox came to UBC 23 years ago from
the University of Oregon where he received his
PhD. The psychology department proposes to
name a master teaching award in his honour.
UBC REPORTS September 9,1987     5 Leukemia breakthrough
aim of research team
by David Morton
A team of researchers has high hopes that
a new leukemia and lymphoma treatment
developed at UBC will represent a major
breakthrough in the fight against cancer.
Drs. Allen Eaves, Connie Eaves and
Dagmar Kalousek have discovered that placing
blood-forming bone marrow cells in a specially
prepared tissue culture, results In the
spontaneous, selective loss of leukemic cells.
The newly-purged, cancer-free marrow
cells can then be re-infused into the patient,
whose remaining marrow cells have been
eliminated by intensive radiotherapy and
chemotherapy. Theoretically, the new marrow
cells will then replenish the blood cell supply,
resulting in cancer-free blood.
The discovery is already undergoing clinical
testing in Great Britain, and more testing is
planned in Vancouver. Initial results are
positive, according to Dr. Allen Eaves.
"It's still a mystery to us," says Eaves, head
of the Haematology Division, Faculty of
Medicine. "We don't yet know why we get this
loss of leukemic cells, we just know we get it in
the majority of cases."
The researchers received a group grant of
approximately $780,000 each year for five
years from the National Cancer Institute of
Canada. Based at the B.C. Cancer Research
Centre's Terry Fox Laboratory, the seven-
scientist team is a multi-disciplinary group
specializing in haematology and oncology, the
study of normal and cancerous blood cells.
"We have a whole list of questions that
must be answered in this area," says group
leader, Dr. Connie Eaves, who is the wife of
Computers aid
map making
by Jo Moss
Students in UBC's three forestry
departments will be able to spend less time
drawing maps and more time learning how to
make forest management decisions, thanks to
the aquisition of a new computer system and
software package.
Called Terrasoft, it's a geographic
information system which allows students to
access more and better information in a faster
way than was possible before. "It speeds up
the whole process," says forestry professor
Peter Murtha. "Student projects sometimes
took weeks of homework to assemble the
statistics and data in a way that could be
useful. Now the busy work is taken care of."
Funded by $75,000 from the provincial
government's Funds for Excellence program,
the new system is already in place and will be
incorporated in forestry courses wherever
possible. One significant feature is ifs
compatibility—it can be used in virtually any
computer in the building.
The program will also keep students a step
ahead of the high-tech changes in the forest
industry. Terrasoft is available commercially
and several forest companies, as well as some
municipal communities, have entered into
computerized management of the forest
resource. The provincial Ministry of Forests
and Lands employs similar software in their
district and regional offices.
The system offers possibilities of
manipulating and storing data that enables
foresters to take all factors into account before
making forest management decisions.
Hundreds of variables such as tree height,
species, and presence of disease are
integrated almost instantly and displayed on a
monitor, allowing the forestor to view a number
of possible scenarios.
"What took forest technicians hours to
produce before, the computer can produce in
a matter of seconds," Murtha says. It can also
handle problems too complicated for manual
Murtha and research technician, Raoul
Wiart, are working to integrate information
received from remote sensing—images
gathered from sensors on satellites or
airplanes—with forestry data available through
the new computer. Dubbed FIRMS (Forest
Information Resource Management Systems),
it is already attracted international attention.
Murtha says the biggest problem is that
much of the needed information is currently
unavailable. Either it has not been entered into
an information bank, or it is not of the desired
Terry Fox Lab director, Allen Eaves.
Cancers of the blood (leukemia) and the
lymphoid system (lymphoma) arise in a group
of primitive cells called stem cells. They reside
in the bone marrow where the vast majority are
in a resting (non-dividing) state. Each of these
cells can produce large numbers of cells.
To produce the diversity of cells present in
normal blood, stem cells must divide and
mature in a highly controlled manner. It is this
highly complex control system that is the focus
of research for the Terry Fox Laboratory.
Leukemia or lymphoma results when some
stem cells begin to grow too rapidly or fail to
mature properly. The trick is to get rid of the
cancerous cells without adversely affecting the
production of blood cells.
"We are trying to understand the basic
mechanisms of growth and differentiation in
the blood-forming system and how those
basic mechanisms become abnormal in
human malignancies," Eaves says.
One researcher, biochemist Dr. Gerald
Krystal, is attempting to purify the growth
factors, hormone-like chemicals, that tell stem
cells to begin division. He is also attempting to
purify the receptors of the cells that receive the
The objective is to determine how the
machinery of the cell is indirectly controlled by
interactions between receptors and growth
factors. By isolating growth factors and
receptors in the lab, Krystal can examine this
relationship more closely.
Krystal, along with other researchers in the
group, believes new cures for some leukemias
and lymphomas will be developed over the
next few years. What remains is the
identification and understanding ofthe control
mechanisms of blood cell formation.
"We're definitely on the right path," he says.
The Terry Fox Lab is sponsoring a
conference on stem cells and autologous bone
marrow transplantation September 20-22. For
more information, call 877-6070.
Members of the leukemia research team: Back row, left to right - Drs. Allen Eaves,
Gerald Krystal, Dixie Mager, Peter Lansdorp, Fumio Takei, R. Keith Humphries. Front
row, left to right — Drs. Connie Eaves and Donna Hogge.
Grandma should get up and boogie
Too few elderly women exercise enough to
maintain their health despite increased health
promotion programs, says Physical Education
professor Patricia Vertinsky. It's partly a result
of society's view of older women as
grandmothers in a rocking chair, and of beliefs
held by older women that vigorous physical
exercise involves the risk of injury and is bad
for their health, she says.
Vertinsky recently received a grant of
$80,000 from the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council of Canada to
investigate why elderly women hold these
beliefs and how deeply rooted they are. The
government is concerned that many of the 2.5
million elderly women in Canada are not
responding to public health programs and
pose a potential burden on the health care
Vertinsky's research will focus on the
medical journals and popular health manuals
of the late 1800's and early 1900's in Canada,
Britain and the United States to trace the
evolution of attitudes towards women's health.
'The development of these attitudes is
intimately connected with the role of the
Faculty paycheques get
fatter this month
by Debora Sweeney
UBC's 1,800 faculty members got the
general increase they've waited four years for
when they received their pay cheques Aug. 31.
Earlier in the month, a salary/benefit
package for 1986/87 and 1987/88 was ratified
by the Board of Governors and the Faculty
Association, and approved by the
Compensation Stabilization Commission. That
gave the go-ahead for the adjustments to be
Dr. Albert McClean, associate vice-
president, said the cheques were processed
quickly because deans were asked to key
tentative salary adjustments into their faculty
computers ahead of time.
"We were working on the assumption that
the package would be approved," he said,
"otherwise people wouldn't receive their
adjusted wages until October or November. In
theory, it was a bit of a gamble."
The 1986/87 agreement includes a general
increase of 1.05 per cent, and salary
adjustments and medical services benefits for
sessional lecturers.
Highlights ol the 1987/88 agreement
include a general increase of 4.98 per cent and
the following benefits:
* The lifetime maximum benefit for
orthodontic treatment of each child is raised
from $850 to $2000.
* Members are permitted to take up to six
units of courses per year without tuition fees.
-    * Sessional lecturers may enrol in the
dental plan.
* Provision is made for payroll deduction
for optional coverage in the group life
insurance plan.
* A separate reserve long term disability
fund with premiums paid entirely by those
covered. Premiums must be paid solely by
those covered in order that anyone receiving
long term disability payments receive the
payments tax free.
* Tuition rebate on successful completion
of each session for member's dependent
children under 25 enrolled in undergraduate
programmes of up to 60 units.
The tuition waiver benefit created waves of
controversy in the local media. One editorial
labelled UBC professors elitist However, Dr.
Joost Blom, president of the Faculty
Association was quick to point out that at least
25 Canadian universities have contracts that
include similar programs of free tuition for
faculty offspring. Blom said he doesnt believe
UBC has moved up much from its 18th place
in the nation for faculty salaries and benefits.
medical profession," she says.
Some of the medical opinions of the late
1800's may astonish us today, but what is
more surprising, she says, is how many of
those attitudes linger into the 1980's in one
form or another.
"In the 19th century, for example, women
were expected to maintain good health for the
duties of motherhood, but after that time their
health was of less consequence to society.
Even during their childbearing years, they were
told that over-exertion taxed their bodies and
"wasted energy". They were warned that too
much exercise would damage their
reproductive organs.
"Many older women today have a great
fear and anxiety about involving themselves in
exercise. They believe that exercise is a high-
risk activity. These attitudes have remarkable
staying power despite the movement of our
society towards a healthy, physically active
lifestyle," Vertinsky says.
"Society's image of elderly women in the
80's is that they should be maternal and
grandmotherly and the medical profession has
tended to foster this belief by cautioning older
women against exercise a great deal more
than is necessary," Vertinsky says.
One of the difficulties in her study will be to
define when a woman was considered old at
the turn of the century. Medical literature of
the time indicates it was after menopause, a
situation which, according to health
professionals of the time, was followed by
ominous diseases and physical and mental
UBC library
wins award
The Canadian Library Association has
awarded a certificate of merit for innovative
programming to UBC's Library for activities
and displays created for Open House '87, a
campus-wide event held in March.
The UBC program was one of 10 chosen
from 59 Canadian submissions. Award-
winning programs were highlighted in a display
entitled "Discovery '87 — A Showcase of
Ubrary Innovations" at the association's annual
convention in June.
6     UBC REPORTS September 9,1987 *?
Astronomers build "one of a kind" imaging device
by Jo Moss
In the Geophysics and Astronomy
workshop, engineering technician Dieter
Schreiber is putting together a device that is
the only one of its kind in the world.
That's not unusual for the largest university
astronomy department in Western Canada
which routinely designs and builds high-tech
imaging devices that are attracting international
When ifs completed, the four-foot long
silver device will be attached to a large
observing telescope to help it's designer,
astronomer Paul Hickson, investigate distant
galaxies and the remnants of exploded stars.
'The light we see coming from these distant
galaxies has been travelling for billions of
years," Hickson explains. "We see the
galaxies as they appeared long ago—we're
looking back in time."
Some of the questions astronomers like
Hickson are trying to answer are whether there
were as many galaxies in the past as there are
now, and whether they were brighter or
dimmer. "With this information we can trace
the history of the universe and predict what will
happen in the future. Will the universe expand
forever, or will it collapse in a big crunch?"
Hickson says.
What makes this particular device unique is
its capacity to speed up the information
gathering process by allowing astronomers to
see a number of specific objects at one time.
It will give Hickson more and better information
about the objects he's viewing.
(Even the best telescope can only "see" so
far back in time. Information about the earliest
beginnings of the universe reach us today as
Paul Hickson.
microwaves, not light, and many astronomers
use microwave detectors and other
instrumentation, rather than telescope
observation, to study the sky.)
Like similar observing devices, Hickson's
instrument has light filters top and bottom,
which break up the light entering the telescope
into different colours of the spectrum. By
inserting different filters, Hickson can block
parts of the spectrum allowing only certain
kinds of light to enter.
"What this means is that if you're looking
for stellar objects emitting ionized hydrogen,
for example, you can block out all other light
sources so that only the light from that hot gas
appears," Hickson says. "Other devices can
Outreach targets rural patients
As recently as 10 years ago, a person who
suffered from severe depression and who lived
in rural British Columbia could not get
psychiatric help without travelling to a major
urban centre. Only four of the 232 certified
psychiatrists in the province practiced outside
of the Lower Mainland, Victoria and the
Okanagan. For more than a quarter of a
million people in northern B.C., the only
psychiatrist was in Prince George.
Today, all that has changed thanks in part
to the University of British Columbia's Outreach
Program, in part to a developing network of
mental health care services throughout the
province. Dr. Morton Beiser, the director of the
program at UBC's Health Sciences Centre says
more people can how be treated in their own
communities, close to the support of family
and friends.
'The Outreach Program is a happy meeting
of a perceived need for psychiatric services in
the communities and government
understanding," says Dr. Beiser.
The UBC Department of Psychiatry and the
provincial Ministry of Health designed the
program in which the psychiatry departments
of six hospitals in Greater Vancouver lend their
services to northern and remote communities.
Psychiatrists are flown into small towns to treat
patients and to consult with family physicians
and mental health professionals working in
local facilities. They offer refresher courses for
physicians and other health care personnel as
well as telephone consultation on specific
When the program began in 1976, patients
had to wait for up to six months for psychiatric
treatment. Now Dr. Beiser says, they can be
treated almost immediately.
Dr. Beiser says the success of the Outreach
Program is measured by the testimonials of
those front-line medical practitioners.
Physicians say ifs easier for them to make
psychiatric referrals, and crises are handled
smoothly and efficiently because of the ready
availability of consultation by phone. They also
report an increasing accuracy in making
But while Dr. Beiser is delighted to have
that kind of feedback, he says he's frustrated
that his department is unable to measure its
success in more concrete terms.
"I'd like to see the development of research
to evaluate what we're doing," he says, "and
I'd like to be able to talk more about success in
terms that can stand up to scientific scrutiny."
New developments lend a sense of
urgency to put in place a means for evaluating
the program. The provincial government has
.icreased funding to Outreach by more than
$400,000. The department will soon begin
developing a computerized linkage system
with participating hospitals and the local
communities so that permanent patient
treatment records can be programmed and
analysed for statistical purposes.
UBC Calendar
October 1987
* Agriculture Canada (CPO)
-New Crop Development Fund, proposal [31]
* Alberta Heritage Fdn. for Medical Research
-Medical Research Fellowships [ 1 ]
* American Chemical Society: PRF
-Research Type AC (1]
* American Council of Learned Societies
-China Conference Travel Grants [1]
-Intl. Travel Grants for Humanists [ 1]
* American Fqundation for AIDS Research
-Short-term Travel Fellowships RFP 687.5C [13]
-Research [13]
* American Lung Association
-Paediatric Pulmonary [ 1]
-Training Fellowships [ 1]
-Trudeau Scholar Awards [1]
'     Arthritis Society
-Assistantships [15]
-Associateships [15]
-Fellowships [15]
-Research [15]
* Arthritis Society: Group Grants
-Multi-Centre, Facilitation, Development [15]
* AUCC: International Relations
-International Scholarships Post Doctoral [31]
* B.C. Cancer Foundation
-Studentships [15]
-Travel Grant for Post-doctoral Fellows [15]
* Cambridge Univ.(Peterhouse)
-Research Fellowships [25]
* Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
-Research Contract [9]
* Canadian Commonwealth Schol/Fell. Committee
-Research Fellowships [31]
-Visiting Fellowships [31]
* Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Fdn.
-Fellowships for Training and Research [1]
-Research [1]
-Scholarship [1]
-Studentship [1]
* Canadian Geriatrics Research Society
-Research [1]
* Canadian International Development Agency (CI DA)
-CIDA/ICDS Institutional Development
Linkages [9]
* Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (US)
-Clinical Fellowships [1]
General Motors Cancer Res. Fdn.
-Research Prize [2]
Guggenheim, John Simon, Memorial Foundation
-J.S. Guggenheim Fellowships [ 1]
Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine
-Publication Assistance [1]
Health Effects Institute (US)
-Research [24]
Health, Education and Welfare, U.S. Dept. of
-NIH Grants to Foreign Institutions [ 1]
-Small Grants Program [ 1]
Institute of Urban Studies. Winnipeg
-CMHC Senior Fellowship [15]
International Union Against Cancer
-Eleanor Roosevelt Cancer Fellowships [ 1]
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
-JSPS Fellowship for Research in Japan [ 1]
Japan World Exposn.Commemor.Fund
-International Projects [31]
Juvenile Diabetes Fdn. (US)
-Career Development Award [1]
-Postdoctoral Fellowships [ 1]
Kidney Foundation of Canada
-National Research Fellowship Program [ 1]
-Research [15]
Lindbergh, Charles A. Fund
-Lindbergh Grant [15]
Malignant Hyperthermia Assoc.
-Grant-in-Aid [15]
March of Dimes Birth Defects Fdn. (US)
-Research [ 1]
MRC: Grants Program
-MRC Group [1]
MRC: Special Programs
-France/Canada MRC Exchange [ 1]
-Research for Dyskinesia & Torticollis [ 1]
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
-Career Development Grants [ 1]
-Postdoctoral Fellowships [ 1]
-Research [ 1]
-Research Studentships [ 1]
National Defence Canada
-Military and Strategic Studies Program [10]
National Inst, of Education (US)
-NIE Research Grants [6]
National Kidney Foundation (US)
-Research Fellowships [ 1]
National Research Council of Canada
-The Steacie Prize [3]
NSERC: Fellowships Division
-University Research Fellowship [23] due in
NSERC: Individual Grants
-Individual Research (first time applicants;
applicants to MRC or SSHRC) [15]
-Major Infrastructure [ 1]
NSERC: Intl. Relations Division
-CIDA/NSERC Research Associates:LDC's[15]
-Exch:Braz., Czech, Jap, UK, Suisse,Ger,
Austria [15]
-International Scientific Exchange Awards [15]
NSERC: Major Installation
-Major Installation [ 1]
Osgoode Society
-Fellowship in Canadian Legal History [15]
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of
-Detweiler Clinical Traineeship [ 1]
Secretary of State: Multiculturalism
-Canadian Ehtnic Studies Fellowships [31
-Canadian Ethnic Studies Visiting
Lectureships [31]
-Ethnic Research [31]
Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher
-3M Teaching Fellowships [ 1]
SSHRC: Fellowships Division
-Bora Laskin Fellowship in Human Rights [ 1]
-Jules and Gabrielle Leger Fellowship [ 1]
-Postdoctoral Fellowship [ 1]
SSHRC: Inf I Relations Div.
-Aid to International Secretariats [ 1]
SSHRC: Research Communic. Div.
-Aid to Learned Journals [14]
-Aid to Occasional Conferences [30]
SSHRC: Research Grants Division
-Major Research [15]
-Research Time Stipend [15]
-Standard Research Grants [15]
St. John's College, Cambridge
-Benians Fellowship [ 1]
Supply and Services Canada
-Project Funding: Public Awareness Program
for Science and Technology [15]
Tyler, John and Alice, Ecology Energy Fund
-Tyler Prize [15]
Universityof British Columbia
-UBC-NSERC Equipment Grant [ 1]
-UBC-SSHRC Travel Grant [10]
University of Cambridge
-Corpus Cristi Visiting Fellowships [ 1]
Woodward's Foundation
-Foundation Grants [ 1}
World Wildlife Fund (Canada)
-General Research [ 1]
only record one spectrum of light at a time.
With this new instrument, a number of different
spectra can be recorded simultaneously. That
means we can look at a number of different
objects at one time."
Another improvement is the ability of this
device to "see" farther. "Because we are
using a large number of filters to determine
what we want to view, we are not restricting
the amount of light entering the telescope as
other devices do," Hickson says. That means
it's possible to study even fainter light sources,
ones more than five billion light years away.
Scheduled for completion at the end of this
month, Hickson will test the instrument at the
Canada-France Hawaii telescope in the fall.
"It's the first time they have ever given me
observing time before an instrument was
finished," Hickson adds with obvious
The construction process is laboriously
slow. After an initial design is drawn up, some
of the work may be contracted out to local
firms with specialized equipment. In many
cases, the exact materials needed are not
readily available. The lens for Hickson's
imaging device was made by an optical
specialist in Alberta. Ifs no wonder the
Astronomy and Geophysics department
produces just one1 or two instruments a year.
Once the research for which they were
designed is completed, many devices are sold
at cost to observatories . Hickson said his
device cost about $100,000 to build. More
frequently, the innovative devices attract the
attention of other groups world-wide who then
approach the department for advice and
consultation in producing similar
Seniors get
study program
Thirty men and women aged 55 and over
will be accepted this fall into a new UBC study
program that recognizes the importance of lifelong learning.
The Third Age Community of Learners and
Scholars is a new concept in Western Canada,
says John Edwards of the Centre for
Continuing Education. Students in the
program will choose, direct and pursue their
own learning, making use of the intellectual
and physical resources of the university.
Study and discussion groups will meet
weekly during at least two university terms.
Students will select chairpersons to preside
over the weekly seminars and act as a liaison
with the Centre for Continuing Education.
Each student will be responsible for
investigating an aspect of the topic being
studied. Group members will have access to
the university's libraries, and can arrange for
individual tutorials if they wish.
Participants will attend dinner colloquiums
with guest speakers and UBC faculty members
at the UBC Faculty Club.
The annual fee is $350. Membership is
open to men and women 55 and over who
have substantial experience in business, the
arts, a profession or as community volunteers.
The only prerequisites, says Edwards, are a
love of learning, and of reading, and the desire
to be an active participant.
"One must want to assume the roles of
information-giver, discussion participant, and
informed listener," he says. For more
information, call 222-5252.
Law grant set
Communications Minister Flora Macdonald
has announced $192,000 in funding from the
federal government for on-going work on a
computerized sentencing database for judges.
The sentencing database, which allows
judges to quickly access and review sentences
given in cases similar to the one they are
considering, is just one of several computer
projects under way in UBC's Law Faculty.
In 1985, IBM Canada Ltd. signed a $2.2
million, three-year agreement with UBC to
provide equipment and support for research
into computer applications in the legal
profession. Since 1986 additional funding has
been provided by the Law Foundation of B.C.
($307,000) and the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council of Canada
($106,000). The B.C. Ministry of the Attorney
General and the Continuing Legal Education
Society of B.C. have also provided support for
the project.
UBC REPORTS September 9,1987     7 UBC Calendar
B.C. Cancer Research Centre Seminar
Identification of Functionally Important Monocyte
Surface Molecules, Dr. Graeme Dougherty, Terry Fox
Laboratory Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer Research
Centre, 601 WlOth Ave., 12 noon
Mechanical Engineering Seminar
Exploring Marsf Past, Present and Future. Dr. E.G.
Hauptmann, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. Room
1215, CEME Building. 3:30 p.m.
Germanic Studies Lecture
Die'lndianertuemelei' in Deutsch land: Karl May zum 75.
Todestag. Prof. HartmutLutz, Universitaet Osnabrueck.
Buchanan B 219. 3:30 p.m.
Implementing the Healthstyles Program
Rose Marie Fournier, Community Programmer, Douglas
College Health Education Centre. Free. For information
call 228-2258. Division of Preventive Medicine & Health
Promotion. Room 253, James Mather Building, 5804
Fairview Crescent. 4 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar
"A New General Strategy for the Synthesis of Complex
Polycyclic Molecules". Prof. Pierre Deslongchamps,
Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Sherbrooke. Chemistry
Building, Room 250, 1 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar
Fish farming and its impact on the-environment. Dr. R.
Gowan, Dunstaffnage Maine Research Laboratory,
Oban, Scotland. Room 1465, Biological Science 1:30
Statistics Seminar
Truncated Logarithmic Series, Poisson.and Negative
Binomial Distributions. Dr. Jagdish Ahuja, Oregon
State University. Room 102, Ponderosa Annex C. 3:30
Noon-Hour Series
Paula Kiffner, cello, Rena Sharon, piano. Recital Hall,
Music Building. Free admission - donation requested.
12:30 p.m.
Institute of Asian Research Seminar
Singapore's Political Leadership in the Post Lee-Kwan
Yew Era. Dr. Shee Poon-Kim, Senior Lecturer, Political
Science, Singapore National University. Free. Seminar
Room 604, UBC Asian Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds
Towards Cure of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. Dr.
M. Barnett, Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, VGH. Room
G-279, Lecture Theatre. Acute Care Unit, Health
Sciences Centre Hospital. 12:00 noon.
Institute of Asian Research Seminar
Land Tenure, Central Tax Reform and Local Dominance
in Qing, South China. Prof. Edgar Wickberg, History,
UBC. Free. For information call 228-2746. Seminar
Room 604, Asian Centre, UBC. 4:30 p.m.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Takayasu's Arteritis, Drs. T. Southwood, J. Buckley*, P.
Malleson, Division of Paediatric Rheumatology and
•Department of Radiology
B.C. Children's Hospital, G. F. Strong Auditorium, 9 a.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar
H-Y Antigen - Fact or Fiction? I: Immunology and
Genetics. Dr. R. McMaster, Dr. D. Juriloff, Medical
Genetics, UBC. Parentcraft Room, Main Floor, Grace
Hospital, 4490 Oak St. 1 p.m.
Centre for Continuing Education/Museum of
Anthropology events
Mask Safari. Lecture/demonstration/
exhibition/participation. Joyce Short. $24, $21
members of MO A. For information call 222-5254.
Lower Studio, Duke Hall, Centre for Cont. Ed., 5997
Iona Drive. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Acadmlc Women's Assoc. Workshop
Professional Concerns. Profs. Margaret Prang (History),
Ruth White (French), Brenda Morrison (Epidemiology)
and Dr. Jane Fredeman (UBC Press). Members $10,
non-members $20. For information call Dianne Newell
(History)at 228-6477. Salon C, Faculty Club. 1-5 p.m.
4th Terry Fox Cancer Conference
Stem Cells and Autologous Bone Marrow
Transplantation. Medicine, Div. of Hematology.
Registration Fee $100 ($50 for trainees), Tel. 877-6070.
Holiday Inn on Broadway. Starts 9 a.m., all day.
B. C Cancer Research Centre Seminar
Activation of Protein Kinases During Meiosis and
Mitosis, Dr. Steven Pelech, Biomedical Research
Centre, U.B.C Lecture Theatre, B. C. Cancer Research
Centre, 601 W10th Ave., 12 noon.
Faculty Recital
Darryl Nixon, organ. Recital Hall, Music Building. Free
admission. 12:30 p.m.
UBC Reports is published every second
Thursday by UBC Community Relations
6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 1W5, Telephone 228-3131.
EdItor-ln-Chlef: Margaret Nevin
Editor: Don Whiteley
Layout: Jo Moss and Linda Coe
Contributors: Jo Moss, Lorie Chortyk,
David Morton, Debora Sweeney.
// you're looking for a quiet place to study this winter, avoid Main Library.   The
normally hushed atmosphere of the library will be disturbed for several months as
workmen install a new sprinkler system to bring the building up to fire safety
Institute of Asian Research Film
Japan Film Series. Free noon-hour films. SatortlnThe
Right Cortex, 1985, 29 min; Primary and Secondary
Education, 1985, 30 min. Courtesy of Japanese
Consulate. Asian Centre Auditorium. 12:30 p.m.
Science for Peace Lectures
Understanding Strategic Doctrine. Prof. Michael
Wallace, Political Science, UBC. Room 318, Hennings
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
A Method for Solving Variable Coefficient PDE's (with
examples). Dr. Brian R. Seymour, Acting Director,
Institute of Applied Mathematics. Room 229, Math
Building, 3:45 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Time Domain Solution for Surface Waves. Johnson
Chan, Graduate student. Room 1215, CEME Building.
3:30 p.m.
4th Terry Fox Cancer Conference
Stem Cells and Autologous Bone Marrow
Transplantation. Medicine, Div. of Hematology.
Registration Fee $100 ($50 for trainees), Tel. 877-6070.
Holiday Inn on Broadway. Starts 9 a.m., all day.
Chemistry Seminar
Palladium - Catalyzed Coupling Reactions. Prof. J.K.
Stille, Dept. of Chemistry, Colorado State University.
Room 250, Chemistry Building, 1:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar
Pretty colours and ugly data: Relationships between
satellite IR images and surface plankton distributions. A
Thomas, Oceanography Department, Room 1465,
Biological Science, 1:30 p.m.
Noon-Hour Series
Chuck Israels Trio, Jazz Concert. Recital Hall, Music
Building 12:30 p.m. Admission free, donation
Committee on Lectures/Political Science
The Civilizational Dimension of Revolutions. Prof. S.N.
Eisenstadt, Sociology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
Room A-100, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Geophysics Seminar
Deconvolution with an Inexact Wavelet. Dr. P.K.
Fullagar, Western Mining Corporation, Unley, South
Australia. Room 280, Geophysics & Astronomy
Building. 4p.m.
Psychiatry Lecture
Crack and Speed. Dr. James O'Brien, Department of
Psychiatry, University of Connecticut. HSCH,
Psychiatric Pavilion, Room 2NA/B. 9- 10 a.m.
Faculty Recital
Alan Rinehart, lute & baroque guitar. Recital Hall, Music
Building. Admission Free. 12:30 p.m.
Psychology Colloquium
Some Behavioral Anomalies in Hamsters. Dr. Rod
Wong, Psychology, UBC. Room 2510, Kenny Building.
4 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar
H-Y Antigen. II: Clinical Genetics. Or. B. McGillivray,
Clinical Genetics Unit, Grace Hospital and Dr. F. Dill,
Medical Genetics, UBC. Parentcraft Room, Main Floor,
Grace Hospital, 4490 Oak St. 1 p.m.
Continuing Education, Lifestyle Programs
Lecture: The New Mind-Body Healing- From Mind to '
Molecule, Dr. Ernest Rossi, author, in private practice in
psychology in L.A., Lecture Hall 6, Woodward Bldg. $8;
Students $5, Enquiries 222-5238. 8 p.m.
Computer Science Programs
Acquiring Keyboard Skills and Computer Confidence: A
Lab Tutorial. For information, call Vicki Ayerbe, 222-
5276. Centre for Continuing Education. $55.
Microcomputer Lab, Old Bookstore. 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Continuing Education/Museum of
Anthropology Events
Drumming: Rhythms of Africa, Haiti, Cuba and Brazil.
Govin Dido. Demonstration/Exhibition/Participation.
$20, $18 members of MOA. For information call 222-
5254. Conference Room, Carr Hall, Centre for Cont.
Ed., 5997 Iona Drive. 1-5 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 26
Sex, spies and secrets. Dr.
Peter North, Principal,
Jesus College, Oxford
University, England.
Saturday, Oct. 3
Excavations at Olympia.
Prof. Helmut Kyrieleis,
Director, German
Archaeological Institute,
Athens, Greece.
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. Free. 8:15 p.m.
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the period September 27 to October 10, notices must be submitted on
proper Calendar forms no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 17 to the
Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Road, Room 207, Old Administration
Building.  For more information, call 228-3131.
1987 Shrum Bowl
UBC Thunderbirds take on the SFU Clansmen Sept. 12
in this football classic at Swangard stadium. Game time
7:30 p.m. Tickets $10 and $6 at all VTC/CBO outlets, or
from UBC Athletics. For more information call 228-2531
or 228-3917.
Oldtimers Hockey
Non-contact ice hockey for faculty, staff and friends,
over 50 years of age. Every Monday beginning Sept. 14.
UBCArenaMain Rink. Come directly or call Lew
Robinson at 224-4785. 4:45 p.m.
UBC Botanical Garden
Annual student plant sale. All proceeds go to the
gardens. Main Garden Centre, 6250 Stadium Road.
Parking available. Sept. 15-17. 12noon to 5 p.m. daily.
Frederic Wood Theatre
A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen underthe direction of
Charles McFarland. Sept. 16-26 except Sunday. For
information call 228-2678. 8 p.m.
Faculty and Staff Exercise Class
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays; 12:30- 1:05 p.m.
Starts September 14. Robert Osborne Centre: Gym B.
Instructors. Brown. For information call 228-3966.
Computer Science Programs
Review Course forthe Certificate in Computer
Programming. $225. For more information, call Vicki
Ayerbe, 222-5276. Conference Room, Carr Hall, Centre
for Continuing Education. 8 Wednesdays, Sept. 16 -
Nov. 4, 7 - 9 p.m. and 1 Sat., Oct. 24, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Computer Science Programs
Centre for Continuing Education. Getting Started with
Your Macintosh: An Introduction to the Technology.
Moyra Ditchfield. Fee: $145. For information call 222-
5276. Room 121, Computer Science Building. Sept. 26-
27, 10a.m. - 1 p.m.
Museum of Anthropology
The Third Eye. An exhibition featuring non-destructive
scientific techniques used to yield information beyond
the scope of normal methods of curatorial investigation.
Until Septem ber 27.
Jane Ash Poitras: Sweatlodge Etchings (exhibit). A
contemporary Cree artist from Edmonton expresses
visions and supernatural images encountered in her
sweatlodge experience. Until October.
The Literary Heritage of Hinduism. Exhibition of sacred
Hindu texts discussing the significance of Spiritual
Knowledge. Until November.
The Hindu Divine. Six independent exhibitions explore
some of the many ways in which abstract concepts of
the Absolute are depicted in Indian life through
bronzes, stone sculptures, popular art and everyday
objects. A seventh exhibition discusses Hindu, Sikh,
and Islamic religious expressions in Vancouver. Until
The Literary Heritage of Hinduism. Exhibition of sacred
Hindu texts discussing the significance of Spiritual
Knowledge. Until November.
Museum admission: Adults $2.50, children, seniors,
students $1. For more information, call 228-5087.
Tour Time at the Library
Tours of Main and Sedgewick Libraries will be given
weekdays, now to September 18 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30
p.m. Meet in the Main Library entrance. Tours last
about 45 minutes. All welcome.
Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese
Prof. Lui-Sang Wong, Chairman, Chinese Art
Association, U.S.A. Free admission. Sponsored by
Institute of Asian Research. Asian Centre Auditorium.
Now to September 20. 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily.
Language Programs & Services
Non-credit conversational programs in French, Spanish,
Japanese, Cantonese and Mandarin begin the week of
September 21. A Saturday morning class in Teaching
Lanugages to Adults is also available. For information
call 222-5227.
United Way Agency Fair
Kick-off luncheon and agency fair- see how your
donations are put to work to help people. Doorprizes,   '
entertainment and luncheon with an international flavor.
Wenesday, Sept. 23,11 AM - 2:30 PM. Tickets $10.
Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, Canada Place.
For more information call 731-7781.
Centre for Continuing Education
Lecture and garden tour. Classical Chinese Garden.
Jeannette Leduc, Fri-Sat., Sept. 25-28. Admission $20.
For information call 222-5254. Fri.; Conference Room,
Carr Hall Centre for Continuing Ed. 7 - 9 p.m. Sat; Dr.
Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 578 Carrall St.
10-11 a.m.
Language Exchange Program
This program is for those interested in learning foreign
languages or in exchanging a foreign language for
English. Call International House between 9 a.m. and 5
p.m. Monday- Friday at 228-5021.
UBC Access
The new issue of the Guided Independent Study
calendar supplement 1987/1988 is nowavailable. Please
oall 224-3214 or drop by Room 324, Library Processing
English Conversation Class
A variety of music, stories and films - free. International
House, Upper Lounge. Monday evenings, 7:30 p.m. For
further information call 228-5021.
Infant Care at UBC
The UBC child care office is now offering care for
infants up to 18 months of age, initially for nine babies
with a plan for 12 in January, 1988. Call 228-5343 for
more information.
Computing Centre non-credit Courses
The Computing Centre is offering a series of free non-
credit courses September, October and November. A
complete list of courses is available by calling 228-6611,
or you can pick up a schedule from the computing
Centre general office (CSCI420).
8     UBCREPORTS September9,1987


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