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forced up
by quotas
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
Although UBC's total enrolment figure
for the 1993/94 academic session remains virtually unchanged from the previous year, minimum admission requirements are steadily rising, says UBC Registrar Richard Spencer.
"Enrolment quotas raise the academic
standing needed for admission," Spencer
said. "Every undergraduate program had
a minimum requirement higher than the
university minimum. In science, for example, the minimum admission requirement rose to 3.33 from 3.17 in 1992/93."
Secondary school graduates applying
for admission to UBC require a minimum
C+ or 2.5 grade point average (GPA).
Students seeking to transfer to the
Faculty of Arts from a B.C. college for
the current session required a 2.8 GPA
if they applied after their first year, and
a 2.5 GPA after their second year. Students from other institutions required
3.0 and 2.9 respectively.
The variation in GPAs was introduced
in an attempt to ensure that all B.C.
college students would have a reasonable
chance of admission to UBC, Spencer
There are 31,615 full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at
UBC this year compared to 31,236 in
Dobie, Boyle
re-elected to
AMS positions
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
Third-year political science student
Bill Dobie has recorded his second win in
the race for top spot on student council.
Dobie, who currently serves as president of the Alma Mater Society (AMS),
was re-elected last month to serve another one-year term beginning Feb. 16.
He will be flanked by third-year science student Janice Boyle who was reelected to a second term as AMS vice-
Three other students were elected to
AMS executive positions: Randy Romero,
fourth-year science, as director of finance;
Tim Lo, second-year law, becomes director of administration; and Leah Costello,
second-year arts, takes over as coordinator of external affairs.
Student representatives to the Board
ofGovernors remain unchanged. Incumbents Michael Hughes, a graduate student in engineering physics, and Orvin
Lau, a fourth-year student in computer
science, were each re-elected to one-year
In Senate elections, five student candidates for senator-at-large have been
confirmed, as well as 11 student representatives from individual faculties.
Abe Hefter photo
The Artist And His Work
Art work by Canadian artist and sessional instructor Mark Lewis is on display until Feb. 26 at the UBC Fine Arts
Gallery.  The exhibit includes photographs and a film based on Lewis's research in Russia and Eastern Europe.
$2-million grant to fund research
into business success and failure
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
Discovering why some business ventures succeed while others fail will be the
focus of a research program in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
The faculty has been awarded a $2.12 5-
million research grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
of Canada (SSHRC) to establish the Entrepreneurial Research Alliance (ERA)
Headed by Prof. Raffi Amit, director of
the faculty's Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Research Centre, the program is the largest effort ever undertaken
in Canada to create and disseminate
knowledge on the formation and growth
of knowledge-based enterprises.
UBC, with various Industrial partners,
will provide the ERA program with an
additional $1,525 million for Infrastructure and salary support, bringing the
total funding for the five-year program to
$3.65 million.
To support economic prosperity in
Canada, we must obtain a better understanding of the factors and circumstances
that lead to successful entrepreneurial
activity," said Amit.
The ERA program will seek to provide
an integrated investigation of critical issues that relate to fostering successful
entrepreneurship and innovation in
Recent statistics show that more than
2.1 million new jobs were established by
emerging enterprises in the period 1979-
1989, representing 81 per cent of all net
new jobs. While new business initiatives
have increased substantially in that period, failure rates of start-ups are alarmingly high, said Amit.
ERA teams will do research in five
areas of entrepreneurship:     entrepre
neurial behaviour of decision making,
financing and competitiveness, innovation, government, and family and gender
The ERA program will
encompass different levels
of collaboration among academics, business practitioners, and government
officials, with graduate students playing a vital role in
research and dissemination. Also, a business and
government advisory board
has been formed to provide
guidance and feedback to
research teams.
Robert Miller, UBC's
vice-president, Research,
says UBC is delighted that this major
initiative in the social sciences has been
recognized by the SSHRC.
Commerce Dean Michael Goldberg says
the grant breaks new ground both In terms
of size and its multifaceted nature and
covers an area of enormous Importance to
Canada's future competitiveness.
"Not only is the work of significant
intellectual worth, it is likely to be of
significant policy and practical importance to the country," said Goldberg.
The opening ofthe Entrepreneurship
and  Venture  Capital  Research Centre, which enabled UBC to compete for this
grant, was made possible by
the generosity and vision of
Maurice Young, chief executive officer of Marin Investments Ltd."
Joining Amit on the research team are Commerce
and Business Administration faculty members Jim
Brander, Iain Cockburn, Peter Frost, Michael Gerlach,
Nancy Langton, Ken
MacCrimmon, Tom Ross, Barbara Spencer and Mihkel Tombak; Peter Lawrence
from the Electrical Engineering Dept.;
and Kenneth Hendricks, Margaret Slade
and Guofu Tan from the Economics Dept.
The 20-member team includes researchers from the universities of Calgary. Montreal, New Brunswick, Toronto and Quebec at Montreal.
Strictly Ballroom
Offbeat: Members of UBC's largest club dance for the sheer joy of it
Safety Measures 3
A recently hired monitor is patrolling the Main Library stacks
Native Health 5
A two-day event looks at health issues facing Canada's aboriginal peoples
B.M.O.C. 8
Profile:  Nestor Korchinsky helps keep the student body active 2 UBC Reports • February 10, 1994
Personal attacks
raise questions
about motivation
Apparently, Dr. Veronica
Strong-Boag (UBC Reports,
Jan. 27) cannot defend the
survey of female faculty
members against Dr. Steiger's
critique of its methodological
shortcomings.  Strong-Boag's
letter looked like a pre-programmed form that could be
sent up as a smokescreen of
cliches against any criticism
whatsoever. It ignored all of
the questions Steiger raised;
rather, it was devoted to
attacking Steiger's (and "some"
other men's) motives and
character, speculating about
their dreams and terrors, with
side excursions into racist
innuendo and guilt by association.  It was a strangely
unresponsive and inept
defence, especially coming
from the director of a research
Dr. Florence Ledwitz-Rigby,
while responding to some of
the criticisms, seems to think
that they were tantamount to
an "attempt to silence women."
Did Steiger's article recommend such a silencing (if so,
where?), or must the methodology of research conducted by
women be accepted as flawless
by definition?
When accusing people of
self-serving motives, one
should make sure one's own
hands are clean.  Steiger's
professorship in the Dept. of
Psychology is unrelated to his
social or political views.  In
contrast, both Strong-Boag
and Ledwitz-Rigby have
positions and units whose
funding and existence depend
on advancing particular
All research
should be open
to criticism
The purpose of my article in
UBC Reports (Jan. 13) was not
to attack feminist principles,
some of which I support very
enthusiastically by action as
well as rhetoric. However, I feel
it should be permissible to
criticize all research presented
on this campus, regardless of
its ideological heritage. A
discipline that claims immunity from this principle does so
at its own peril.
Responding to my earlier
criticism, Florence Ledwitz-
Rigby sees her own work as
"incredibly mild, and purposefully as positive as possible,"
while my comments are "an
attempt to silence women," a
"backlash" by someone whose
"status quo" is threatened. Is
this not a textbook example of
"argument by labeling?"
Ledwitz-Rigby scolds me for
analysing her newspaper
articles, and for asking that
men be surveyed. She preferred
that I address the published
report in the "Second Annual
Report on the Status of
Women." However, this later
report was not yet released on
Oct. 28, and was never mentioned in either news article.
The Women Students' Office
defines "chilly climate" in its
Safety Guide as "a learning
environment in which women
and minorities are treated
differently and are undervalued." How can we tell women
are treated "differenUy" if we
never ask men how they feel?
In response to my request
for her full list of 14 items.
Ledwitz-Rigby provides none.
but assures the reader that "all
the behaviours fit the definition of a poisoned environment." The "definition" she
alludes to is something of a
mystery. However, perusal of
the actual items allows us to
infer it. It turns out that any
critique of radical feminism
"poisons" the environment.
For example two of the items
are "belittling or devaluing
scholarship about women,"
and "denigrating colleagues
who support efforts to improve
women's status." So, for
example, a man who expresses
doubts about reverse discrimination in hiring, or who finds
methodological problems in a
feminist publication, might be
an "oppressive" contributor to
a "chilly climate." What was
once normal behaviour in the
free exchange of ideas is now
redefined as "poisonous."
There is more evidence that
chilly climatology is not as
benign and ideologically
neutral as Ledwitz-Rigby
would have us believe.   Recent
advertisements for "Chilly
Climate Week" (with Veronica
Strong-Boag and Ledwitz-
Rigby as key speakers) featured large pictures of dinosaurs, with captions like "Not
all dinosaurs are extinct." This
suggests no real dialogue is
wanted, and no ideological
disparity will be tolerated.
White males are, by definition,
immune to chilliness, and only
white male dinosaurs challenge chilly climatology.
This ideological intolerance
extends, amazingly, to Ledwitz-
Rigby's evaluation of her own
subjects' responses. Disappointed that the majority of
women respondents felt that
they had been treated professionally, Ledwitz-Rigby interprets their behaviour for them.
She says "Whether this
tolerance is desirable is
debatable...but is unfortunately a necessary defense
mechanism for survival in a
chilly climate."  Here is research by tautology, tightly
controlled by an ideological
agenda. I believe the interests
of all would be served better by
methodologically sound
research,  based on a
definitional system and a
philosophy that truly welcome
all people of all races.
James H. Steiger
Department of Psychology
(Editor's note: UBC Reports
did not print Florence
Ledwitz-Rigby''s list of 14
behaviours due to space
ideological agendas and
particular perceptions of how
women are treated on and off
campus.  Under these circumstances, it would be better to
pursue the discussion on a
level of civil professional
discourse and stay away from
personal attacks that can
rebound and raise questions
about the attacker's own
Just to pre-empt possible ad
hominem responses to this
letter, I want to assure Strong-
Boag and Ledwitz-Rigby that I
am not terrified of equality nor
of feminism, and that I oppose
any attempt to silence them or
anyone else who exercises the
rights of academic freedom,
here or elsewhere.
Peter Suedfeld, Professor
Dept. of Psychology
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Vetta Chamber Music and Recital Series
Friday, February 18, 1994
8:00 p.m.
String Quartet in B major 'The Hunt' • W.A. Mozart
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appropriate credit to UBC Reports. UBC Reports ■ February 10, 1994 3
Staged Crash,
Real Impact
Rescue workers, above, use
the jaws of life to free
crash victims from a
simulated alcohol-related
accident in front of the
UBC Bookstore on Jan. 28.
Jennifer Druce, right, one
of five student volunteers
who participated, left the
scene in an ambulance as
part of the drill. The crash
was staged by UBC's
Student Health Outreach
Program, with the
participation of the RCMP
university detachment,
UBC's Parking and
Security Services, the UEL
Fire Dept. and Emergency
Medical Services, to
Stephen Forgacs photos
promote safe driving and responsible alcohol use. The Annual Review of
Public Health identifies alcohol use as the single most important public
health problem for university students. B.C. police reports indicate that
63 per cent of impaired drivers killed or injured in alcohol-related
crashes in 1990 were between 16 and 30 years of age. Male drivers
between 19 and 21 years of age were most frequently involved.
by staff writers
If it takes two to tango, what do you do with 700 dancers? Why, have a
ball, of course.
That's what the UBC Dance Club plans to do at its 32nd annual ball,
March 26, at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre.
The dance club, a campus institution since 1949, is UBC's largest,
with 700 members. That's enough to dominate the ballroom dancing
scene in Vancouver, says club president Cailin Moritz.
Its members — mostly students, but also many recent graduates
and some staff and faculty — comprise about three-quarters of all
competitive ballroom dancers in Vancouver, Moritz says.
The club is so popular that it regularly turns away prospective
members. It once boasted 900 members, but had to cut back
because as many as 100 dancers were crowding each class. ^^^
"No one learns anything when you've got that many ./*/
people in a class," Moritz says. <£^
Members learn steps called international-style ballroom
dancing, the type used in competitions around the world.
There are two categories, Latin and modern, Moritz
explains. Latin dances include cha-cha, jive, samba, rhumba
and paso dobie (the dance featured in the film. Strictly
Ballroom). In the modern category are waltz, Viennese waltz,
quick-step, slow foxtrot and tango.
Dancers compete in four levels: newcomer, bronze, silver
and gold.
Most club members, however, dance for the sheer joy of it.
Moritz says Vancouver isn't a hotbed of ballroom dancing and doesn't
produce international stars, but some have gone professional.
For example, one couple who met at the club got married, went
on to compete in the national finals, and last year opened a studio
in the city.
The fact that their romance blossomed on the dance floor isn't
unusual for an activity that brings partners together in close
physical contact.
"A lot of people meet each other at the dance club. It's a very
social place," Moritz says.
"After about a year in the club you usually find a regular partner
and the next thing you know, you're dating or something. I know of
at least five couples who got married in the past two years who met at
the club."
But before you rush down to SUB ballroom hoping to find a mate, be
advised that new registrations for dance club membership won't be taken
until September.
New oaks planted to
spruce up Main Mall
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
Plant Operations plans to remove four
ailing oak trees on Main Mall this month,
and immediately replace them with mature trees as part of an ongoing restoration of the long-neglected streetscape.
Three trees in front of the Angus building and another by the MacMillan building will be removed because of their poor
condition, said Mike Hanson, Plant Operations' grounds supervisor. The trees'
declining health was diagnosed by a professional arborist.
Hanson said the replacement oaks will
have a trunk diameter of 18 to 20 centimetres and will be about eight metres
"We're fortunate that oaks of that
maturity are available," he said.
Hanson said the new oaks are being
planted now to ensure a healthy collection of oaks on Main Main in the future.
Trees, especially a non-native species
such as oak, have a limited lifespan, and
their replacement should be staggered.
"We have to systematically replace the
trees that have failed in health. It's part of
a continuing process to maintain the
Main Mall oaks." he said.
Michael Howell, a design assistant with
Campus Planning and Development, said
another 19 mature oak trees will be pur
chased for future planting on Main Mall,
such as in front of the David Lam Management Research Centre.
The mall restoration was outlined in
the 1992 Main Campus Plan, a document
prepared by Campus Planning and Development.
The plans states that the mall, as the
symbolic heart of campus, deserves more
than its current look of "an abandoned
roadway." It calls for the elimination of
vehicular traffic, the reduction of paving
surfaces and the expansion of the lawn.
"It's a return to the original vision of
grandeur for the mall," Howell said.
When the concept ofthe "walking campus" was introduced more than a decade
ago. Main Mall was to change from a
double carriageway to a pedestrian mall,
but the transition was not completed, he
Under the new plan, the roads will be
replaced with an extension of the grass
boulevard that runs down the middle of
the mall, giving students a place for relaxation and recreation. Widened walkways outside the line of trees will link
building entrances.
Other plans to improve the mall include removing the mirrored skylights at
Sedgewick Library.
For more information on the tree removal, call Kathleen Laird-Burns at Campus Planning and Development, 822-0811.
Monitor patrolling stacks
to enhance library safety
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
A monitor has been hired to patrol the
Main Library stacks in an effort to enhance safety for library users.
The pilot project, which will run until
June, is a joint initiative of the Main
Library and the Alma Mater Society (AMS),
and is funded by the UBC administration.
'To be denied access, through fear for
one's personal safety, to something as
basic as the library represents a curtailment of academic freedom which is insupportable. The library is committed to
ensuring a comfortable and safe environment for all," said University Librarian
Ruth Patrick.
The monitor will make regular rounds
of the stacks in order to observe and
report any safety problems to UBC's Parking and Security Services (PASS). The
monitor will also answer questions about
safety concerns and provide general information about the building, Patrick
"UBC has a responsibility to members
of its community, and in this case especially to the women working and studying
here," said AMS President Bill Dobie. "It
is time that something be done, and
addressing security problems in using
and accessing the Main Library is a good
first step."
In a complementary initiative, members of the RCMP university detachment
are going undercover in the Main Library
as a deterrent to threats against personal
"We are responding to complaints received during the past year by library
staff from people reporting vagrants in
the library and some cases of indecent
exposure," explained RCMP Cpl. Fred
'The number of incidents reported has
not been unusual, but we do respond by
sending out periodic patrols of
plainclothes male and female officers," he
Although the number of reported incidents has decreased since last year, no
arrests have been made as a result ofthe
patrols. Leibel attributes this, in part, to
delays in reporting the incidents.
While he encouraged people to continue reporting suspicious persons or
occurrences, Leibel stressed the importance of doing so on a timely basis to the
correct authorities.
He recommended that anyone needing
assistance should call either 911, the
RCMP university detachment or PASS.
Safety Initiatives
More efforts to address concerns
about safety on campus are
underway. The following initiatives
were announced at last month's meeting of the President's Advisory Committee on Women's Safety on Campus (PACOWSOC).
• UBC's Development Office has
established the Campus Safety Fund
and is accepting donations toward
funding campus safety initiatives
• a private donation has been received through the Campus Safety
Fund to help the RCMP university
detachment purchase bicycle equipment for patrolling the University
Endowment Lands
• the Rose Garden Parkade, currently under construction, will contain personal assistance systems on
every level, providing a two-way communication system between parkade
patrons and the parkade office
• a new lighting system will be
installed for testing in the Fraser
Parkade this spring
• a draft proposal for the creation
of a personal security committee and
an orientation program dealing with
personal security is being prepared
• the Alma Mater Society (AMS)
has allocated $3,000 to launch an
advertising campaign this spring featuring safety issues
• a telephone safety line has been
established by the AMS to gather
information on problems affecting
physical or emotional well-being. 4 UBC Reports ■ February 10, 1994
February 13 through February 26
Monday, Feb. 14
AMS Annual Valentine's
Trade Show
Main Concourse SUB from 9am-
5pm. Open to the public. Call
Plant Science Seminar
PGPR As Agents Of Induced Resistance And Endophytic Bacteria. Dr. Joe Kloepper, Auburn U.
MacMillan318Dat 12:30pm. Refreshments.  Call 822-9646.
Mechanical Engineering
Unsteady Boundary Layers.
ZenebeGete, PhD student. Civil/
Mechanical Engineering 1202
from3:30-4:30pm. Light refreshments.  Call 822-6671.
Tuesday, Feb. 15
Planning Lecture Series
A Developer's Perspective On The
Provision Of Housing. Michael
Geller, The Geller Group.
Lasserre 205 at 12:30pm. Call
Animal Science Seminar
Dairy Cattle Reproduction Research At UBC. Dr. R.
Rajamahendran, Animal Science.
MacMillan 260 at 12:30pm. Call
Botany Seminar
Pattern And Process In Old-
Growth Temperate Rain Forests
Of Southern British Columbia.
Andre Arsenault, PhD candidate,
Botany. BioSciences 2000 from
12:30- 1:30pm.  Call 822-2133.
Lectures in Modern
Studies On Reactive Intermediates. Dr. John Richards, Chemistry, State U. of New York, Buffalo. Chemistry 250 at lpm. Re-
freshmentsat 12:40pm. Call822-
Oceanography Seminar
Deep Scattering Layers And Water Column Macrozooplankton
Dynamics At Hydrothermal Vent
Fields. Brenda Burd, Inst, of
Ocean Sciences. BioSciences
1465 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3626.
Museum of Anthropology
Artist Talk
Talk With Mohawk Artist, Greg
Staats. MOATheatre Gallery from
7:30-8:30pm. Free to the public.
Call 822-5087.
Applied Science/Continuing
Studies Engineering
A series of 7 three-hour evening
sessions to prepare students for
the Washington State EIT examination. Civil/Mechanical Engineering 1204 from 6-9pm. $270
students/$380others. Call 822-
Wednesday, Feb. 16
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Treatment Of Failed Morton's
Neuroma. Chair: Dr. C.P.
Duncan; speaker: Dr. R.J.
Claridge. Eye Care Centre Auditorium at 7am.  Call 875-4272.
Noon Hour Concert
Beethoven Septet. Music Recital
Hall at 12:30pm. Admission $2.
Call 822-5574.
History Lecture in Canadian
Constitutional Politics: From Dualism To Federalism To Pluralism.
Avigail Eisenberg, Political Science.
Buchanan B-212 at 12:30pm. Call
Financial Planning Noon
Hour Series
Potential Investment Strategies
And A UBC Faculty Pension Plan
Update. Stan Hamilton/Rob
Heinkel, Faculty Pensions;
Marcelle Sprecher, mgr., Compensation/Benefits. Angus 110 from
12:30-l:20pm.  Call 222-5270.
The President's Lecture
Series on Lesbian and Gay
Lorna Boschman film/video director, will show her current works
plus her new film. Fat World. Discussion follows. Family/Nutritional Sciences 60 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Free admission. Call
Centre for Japanese
Research Seminar
The Rights Of The Mentally 111 In
Japan. Stephen Salzberg, Law.
Asian Centre 604 from 12:30-2pm.
Call 822-5612.
First Nations Focus Group
Information gained from this group
seminar will be used to facilitate
the recruitment of qualified First
Nations individuals to the UBC
work force. All UBC First Nations
faculty/staff are invited to take
part. The Longhouse library/seminar room from 3-4:30pm. CallM.
Sarkissian at 822-0560.
Geography Colloquium
The Meteorology Of Ozone Episodes In The Lower Fraser Valley.
Ian McKendry. Geography 201
from 3:30-5pm. Refreshments at
3:25pm.  Call 822-5612.
The Potential Impact Of Methane
Clathrate Destablization On Future Global Warming. Danny
Harvey, U. of Toronto. Sponsored
by the Program in Earth and Ocean
Sciences. G&A 260 at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:45pm. Call 822-
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Should You Treat The First Unprovoked Seizure? Donna Buna, PhD
student. Clinical Pharmacy. IRC
#5 from 4:30-5:30pm. Call 822-
UBC Senate Meeting
The Senate, UBC's academic Parliament, meets at 8pm in Room
102 of the Curtis (Law) Building,
1822 East Mall.
Thursday, Feb. 17
HCMV/HHV-6 Genes Associated
With Transformation Or
Transactivation Of HIV-1. Dr.
Leonard Rosenthal, Microbiology,
Georgetown U., USA. Wesbrook
201 from 12- lpm. Call822-3308.
Physics Colloquium
The Metal-Insulator Transition.
Gordon A. Thomas, Bell Laboratories. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call
822 3853.
VST Special Lectures
Evangelical, Mainline. Ecumenical: Terms, Stereotypes And Realities   In  Twentieth-Century
Canada. Dr. John G. Stackhouse,
Jr., Religion, U. of Manitoba.
Chapel of the Epiphany, VST at
7:30pm.   Call 822-9031.
Friday, Feb. 18
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
CPC Resident. Dr. L. Oligny, Pathology, BCCH. GF Strong Auditorium at 9am.   Call 875-2307.
Microbiology Seminar
The Mating Type Locus Of
Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii Contains Highly Rearranged DNA Sequences. Dr. Ursula Goodenough,
Biology, Washington U., St. Louis,
MO. Wesbrook201 from 12-lpm.
Call 822-3308.
Saturday, Feb. 19
Continuing Studies English
Language Institute
Two Saturday sessions. Professional Development For Language
Teachers: Canadian Literature In
The ESL Classroom. To register
call 222-5208.
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Proceed With Care: New Reproductive Technologies In Canada.
Prof. Patricia Baird, Medical Genetics. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call
Sunday, Feb. 20
Museum of Anthropology
Arrows To Freedom Drum Troupe.
MOA Great Hall from 2:30-3:30pm.
Freewithmuseumadmission. Call
Monday, Feb. 21
Cancer Research Lecture
Recombinant Interferon In The
Adjuvant Therapy Of Renal Cell
Cancer: Immunological/Clinical
Aspects. Dr. Franz Porzsolt, medical oncologist. Medicine III, U. of
Ulm, Germany. BC Cancer Research Centre (601 W. 10th Ave.)
lecture theatre at 12pm.
Plant Science Seminar
Genetic Engineering Of Disease
Resistance In Potato Using Non-
Host Resistance Response Genes.
Dr. Lee Hadwiger, Washington
State U. MacMillan 318D at
12:30pm. Refreshments. Call822-
20th Century Week in Music
UBC Student Composers. Music
Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-
Mechanical Engineering
Dynamics/Control Of Flexible
Space Structure. Anant Grewel,
PhD student. Civil/Mechanical
Engineering 1202 from 3:30-
4:30pm. Light refreshments. Call
UBC Institute of Health
Promotion Research
Reaching Out To Mistreated
Elders: Community Development
In Action. Elaine Gallagher, assoc.
professor. Nursing, UVic; adjunct
professor. Gerontology Research
Centre, SFU. SFU HarbourCentre
1420 from 4-5:30pm. Call 822-
Tuesday, Feb. 22
Curriculum Design Seminar
University Teaching In A Cultur
ally Diverse Society. Facilitator:
Tim Stanley, SEDS. Sponsored by
the MLO office. West Mall Annex
216 from 9am-12pm. Call 822-
Animal Science Seminar
Bureaucracy And Animal Based
Research At UBC. Dr. J. A. Love,
dir.. Animal Care Centre.
MacMillan 260 at 12:30pm. Call
Botany Seminar
A New View Into Plant Water Relations: MRI From Roots To Shoots.
Dr. Janet MacFall, Forestry, Duke
U. BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-
1:30pm.   Call 822-2133.
Centre for Applied Ethics
Ethical Issues In Health Care Rationing. John Williams, Canadian
Medical Assoc. Angus 426 at 4pm.
Call 822-5139.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sleep Disorders: An Overview. Dr.
Kamal Rungta, Psychiatry. IRC #3
from 12:30-2:30pm. Call 822-
Lectures in Modern
Protein Glycosylation: Specificity
And Function. Dr. Barbara
Imperiali, CALTECH, Pasadena.
CA. Chemistry 250 at lpm. Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call 822-
Oceanography Seminar
Internal Wave Directional Spectra
Using An Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler. Dr. Rick Marsden,
Royal Roads Military College, Victoria. BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm.
Call 822-3626.
Geography Lecture
Critical Thinking In An Image
World: The Reshaping Of Culture
By Visual Media. Dr. Geri Forsberg,
Communications. Trinity Western
U. Buchanan B Penthouse at
4:15pm. Refreshments at 4pm.
Call 822-3268.
Applied Science/CCE
Engineering Tutorials
Six Tuesday evening sessions.
Tutorial Series To Assist Applicants To Prepare For APEGBC Professional Engineering Examination. Civil/Mechanical Engineering 2204 from 6:30-9:30pm. Students $380; Others $400. Registration required.   Call 822-3347.
Italian Studies Play
La Finta Ammalata by Carlo
Goldoni. Presented by the Italian
Club(IlCaffe). SUB auditorium at
8pm. Free admission. Call 822-
Wednesday, Feb. 23
Microbiology Seminar
Cloning And Analysis Of A T-cell
Specific GTP Binding Protein. Dr.
Doug Carlow, Microbiology/Immunology. Wesbrook 201 from
12-lpm.   Call 822-3308.
Financial Planning Noon
Hour Series
Integrated Retirement Income
Planning. Jim Rogers, chair. The
James E. Rogers Group. Angus
110 from 12:30-1:20pm. Sponsored by the UBC Faculty Assoc,
in conjunction with Continuing
Studies.  Call 222-5270.
Faculty of Music
Concert at 12:30pm. Kathleen
Rudolph, flute; John Rudolph,
percussion; Terence Dawson, piano. Admission $2. Recital Hall.
Call 822-5574.
Penderecki Quartet
Music 338 at 2:30pm. Call 822-
Dr. John F. McCreary
Making Decisions About New Reproductive Technology: An Ethical Framework. Prof. Patricia
Baird, Medical Genetics. IRC #4
from 12:30-1:30pm. Faculty/
staff/students invited to attend.
Call 822-5898.
Creative Writing Lecture
Women Writers In India Today: A
Reading And Lecture. Ms. Uma
Rao, 1994 Andrews Fellowship
Holder from Bombay. Buchanan
D-324 from 3:30-4:30pm. Call
Geography Colloquium
Globalization, Professional Team
Sports, And The Entrepreneurial
City. Rick Gruneau, Communications, SFU. Geography 201
from 3:30-5pm. Refreshments
at 3:25pm.   Call 822-5612.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hirudin. Carlo Marra, PhD student, Clinical Pharmacy. IRC #5
from 4:30-5:30pm. Call 822-
19th Century English
Studies Colloquium Series
Aspects Of Asia In The Nineteenth Century. Joshua Mostow;
Tineke Hellwig; Harjot Oberoi,
Asian Studies. Moderator:
Maureen Ryan, Fine Arts. Green
College dining hall at 8pm. Call
Thursday, Feb. 24
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Glycine Receptor Antagonists
And Amnesia. Anthony Phillips,
Psychology. IRC #4 from
ll:30am-12:30pm. Call 822-
UBC International Forum
on Human Population
Population Trends And Implica-
Calendar items must be submitted on forms available from the UBC Community Relations Office, 207-
6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z2. Phone:
822-3131. Fax: 822-2684. Please limit to 35 words.
Submissions for the Calendar's Notices section may be
limited due to space. Deadline for the February 24 issue
of UBC Reports — which covers the period February 27
to March 12 — is noon, February 15. Calendar
UBC Reports ■ February 10, 1994 5
February 13 through February 26
tions. Nurjehan Mawani, chair,
Immigration Review Board, Ottawa. IRC #2 at 12:30pm. Call
Faculty of Policy Studies in
Reactionary, Remote And Stodg-
ily Academic: UBC And The
Rockefeller Foundation's Humanities Program In Canada.
Prof. Bill Buxton, Concordia U.
Ponderosa Annex H- 123 from
12:30-2pm. Call 822-2593/
Koerner Lecture
Brain Organization In Children
And Adults. Prof. Elizabeth
Bates, Psychology, Dept. of Cognitive Science, U. of Calif., San
Diego. IRC #5 at 12:30pm. Call
Law Faculty Seminar
Funding Public (Special) Interest Groups in Canada. Dr. Peter
Finkle, senior policy analyst, Industry Canada. All members are
invited to attend. Curtis Faculty
Conference room at 12:30pm.
Call 822-6506.
20th Century Week in
UBC Symphony Orchestra.
Jesse Read, conductor; Lisa
Gartrell, clarinet soloist. Old
Auditorium at 12:30pm. Call
Physics Colloquium
Heavy Fermion Superconductors. L. Taillefer, McGill U.
Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 822-
CICSR Faculty Forum
Update In Manufacturing Automation Research. YusefAltintas,
Mechanical Engineering.
CICSR/CS 208 from 4-5:30pm.
Call 822-6894.
Distinguished Artists Series
Penderecki String Quartet. Music Recital Hall at 8pm. $15
adults/$8 students, seniors. Call
Friday, Feb. 25
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Recent Advances In Cystic Fibrosis. Dr. A. Davidson; Dr. L.
Wong,  Biochemical  Diseases,
BCCH; Maggie Mcllwaine, clinical
coord.. Physiotherapy, BCCH. GF
Strong Auditorium at 9am. Call
Health Care/Epidemiology
Why Monitor Birth Outcomes? Dr.
Gerry Bonham, independent
health consultant and former
deputy minister of health. Mather
253 from 9-10am. Call 822-2772.
Law Seminar
Spousal Benefits, Lesbians And
Legal Strategies. Prof. Diana
Majury, Law, Carleton U. Curtis
conference room from 12:30-2pm.
Call 822-6506.
20th Century Week in Music
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
Martin Berinbaum, director. Old
Auditorium at 12:30pm. Call 822-
Penderecki Quartet
Music 338 at 2:30pm. Call 822-
Anatomy Seminar Series
Monoclonal Antibody BR96 Penetrates Tumor Spheroids: Multidimensional Analysis Using Time-
Resolved Confocal Microscopy. Dr.
Sigrid Myrdal, sr. research investigator, Bristol-Myers/Squibb.
Friedman main lecture theatre
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar
Health And Safety Issues In The
Auto Industry. Cathy Walker,
National Health/Safety director,
Canadian Autoworkers Union.
Civil/Mechanical Engineering
1202 from 12:30- 130pm. Call
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
The Effect Of Internals On Catalytic Reactions In Fluidized Bed
Reactors. Dr. Gantang Chen,
UNILAB, Zhejiang University,
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, PRC. Chemical Engineering 206 at 3:30pm.
Call 822-3238.
Theoretical Chemistry
The Effect Of Particle Shape In
Electrorheological Fluids. M. Blair.
Chemistry 402 at 4pm. Call 822-
English Colloquium/
Work-in-Progress On Literature,
History, Science, Religion, Music, And Art In Early Modern
Europe. Green College at 8pm.
Adults $10, students $5. Call
822-4095. Also:
Machiavelli's Prince: Putting
Power In Perspective. Prof. David
Wootton, History, UVic. Green
College dining hall at 8pm. Free
public lectures sponsored by
UBC Renaissance Seminar. Call
20th Century Week in Music
UBC Symphony Orchestra. Jesse
Read, conductor; Lisa Gartrell,
clarinet soloist. Old Auditorium
Recital Hall at 8pm. Call 822-
Saturday, Feb. 26
English Lecture
News From The Dark Coast Of
Monuments And Urnes: The Antiquarian Venture In The Seventeenth Century. Prof. Graham
Parry, English, York U., England.
Green College dining hall at
4:15pm.   Call 822-4095.
English Colloquium/
Work-in-Progress On Literature, History, Science, Religion,
Music, And Art in Early Modern Europe. Green College at
5:30pm. Adults $10, students
$5. Hosted by the UBC Renaissance Seminar. Call 822-4095.
Vancouver Institute Lecture
In The Shadow Of The Parthenon: Building The New Benaki
Museum. Dr. AngeloDelivorrias,
dir., Benaki Museum, Athens.
IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-
Student Housing
The off-campus housing listing
service offered by the UBC Housing Office has been discontinued.
A new service offered by the AMS
has been established to provide a
housing listing service for both
students and landlords. This new
service utilizes a computer voice
messaging system. Students call
822-9844, landlords call 822-
Campus Tours
School and College Liaison tours
provide prospective UBC students
with an overview of campus activities/ faculties/services. Fridays
at 9:30am. Reservations required
one week in advance. Call 822-
Disability Resource Centre
The centre provides consultation
and information for faculty members with students with disabilities. Guidebooks/services for students and faculty available. Call
822- 5844.
Women Students' Office
Advocacy/personal counselling
services available. Call 822-2415.
Duplicate Bridge
Informal game open to the public.
$2 fee includes refreshments.
Wednesdays at the Faculty Club.
Play begins at 7:30pm. Singles
welcome but should arrive early to
arrange partnerships. Call Steve
Rettig at 822-4865.
Sexual Harassment Office
Advisors are available to discuss
questions or concerns and are pre
pared to help any member of the
UBC community who is being sexually harassed find a satisfactory
resolution.   Call 822-6353.
Depression/Sleep Study
Volunteers who suffer from both
depression and sleep disturbances,
ages 18-55, required for study involving medication treatment.
Honorarium. UBC Sleep Disorders Program. Call Carolyn at
Psychology Study In
Couples with a 5-11 yr. old son are
wanted for a study on parenting
style. Families will be paid for
participating. UBC Parenting Lab.
Call 822-9037.
The Human Sexual Response
A study by psychology directed
toward physiological arousal in
women. Volunteers must be between 18-45 and heterosexual.
Honorarium.  Call 822-2998.
Clinical Research Support
Faculty of Medicine data analysts
supporting clinical research. To
arrange a consultation, call Laurel
at 822-4530.
Psychology Cognition/
Emotion Study
Seeking participants ages 21-60
for studies exploring the cognitive
effects of emotions. Participation
involves three 90-minute sessions
spread over 1-2 weeks. Honorarium of $30. Call Dawn Layzell/
Dr. Eric Eich at 822-2022.
Drug Inter-Action Study
Volunteers at least 18 years required for participation in Pharmacology/Therapeutics Study.
Eligibility screening by appointment. Honorarium upon completion of study. Call 822-4270.
Statistical Consulting/
Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the Dept.
of Statistics to provide statistical
advice to faculty/graduate students working on research problems.   Call 822-4037.
Surplus Equipment
Recycling Facility (SERF)
Disposal of all surplus items.
EveryWednesday, 12-5pm. Task
Force Bldg., 2352 Health Sciences Mall. Call Vince at 822-
2582/Rich at 822-2813.
Badminton Club
Faculty/staff are welcome to join
in the fun at the Robert Osborne
Centre-Gym A, on Fridays now
through Mar. from 6:30-8:30pm.
Cost is $15, plus library card.
Call John at 822-6933.
Nitobe Garden
Open weekdays only from 10am-
3pm.  Call 822-6038.
Botanical Garden
Open daily from 1 l-5pm. Shop
In The Garden.  Call 822-4529.
Bulimia Education Group
Eight support sessions begin in
Feb. 12:30-2:30pm on Thursdays. Please call Susan/Colleen
at 822-5259.
Event to focus on Native health
Health issues facing Canada's aboriginal peoples are the
focus of a two-day event sponsored by UBC's First Nations
Health Care Professions Program.
Native Health Awareness Days
'94, Feb. 10 and 11. will be held
in the foyer of Woodward IRC
and will feature two speakers:
Ron Hamilton, a Nuuchaa-
Nulth citizen, speaks on The
Implications of Alternate Justice on Community Health at
12:30 pm, Feb. 10. in IRC Room
Dr. Chris Derocher. resident
in Psychiatry, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre
and member ofthe B.C. Medical
Association Committee on Aboriginal Health, will deliver a lecture titled Is Modern Medicine
the Solution to Aboriginal Health
Problems? at 12:30 pm, Feb. 11,
in IRC Room 4.
Specific issues such as HIV
infection and cervical cancer will
be addressed in displays mounted
by First Nations students and off-
campus organizations.
Aboriginal people are greatly
underrepresented in the health
care professions in Canada, said
Rosalyn Ing, co-ordinator of the
First Nations Health Care Professions Program.
'The existence of a program
like ours indicates some inroads
are being made to create awareness of and response to the health
care needs of First Nations people," she said. "We receive strong
support from the faculties of
Medicine, Dentistry, and the
schools of Nursing and Social
Work, but much remains to be
Ing said awareness and the
need for sensitivity and a respectful observance of First Nations traditions and spirituality
is important and should be fostered among students and the
health sciences faculties. It
should also be reflected in the
curriculum, she added.
For more information, call
822-5613 or 822-2115.
sought for social
anxiety study
If you experience intense fear
at the thought of going to a party,
meeting new people or speaking
in public, the Stress and Anxiety
Unit at Vancouver Hospital and
Health Sciences Centre. UBC
site, may be able to help.
The unit is currently conducting research on the treatment of
social anxiety and needs participants for the study. For more
information, call 822-7154.
Jack Wang, left,
and Geoff
Clinton, both
students in the
Dept. of Metals
and Materials
displayed their
model of a steel
mill at the
Student Union
Building during
Gavin Wilson photo 6 UBC Reports • February 10, 1994
The Board of Governors at its
meeting of January 20, 1994
approved the following recommendations and received notice
about the following items.
Antal Kozak, Associate Dean,
Faculty of Forestry, January 1,
1994 to June 30, 1994.
Peggy Ross, Associate Dean Equity, Faculty of Medicine, December 1, 1993 to November 30,
Sie-Tan Chieng, Acting Head,
Department of Bio-Resource
Engineering, January 1, 1994 to
June 30, 1994.
Ian S. Gartshore, Acting Head,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, November 1, 1993 to
December 31, 1993.
Carol Jillings, Acting Director,
School of Nursing, January 1,
1994 to June 30, 1994.
Katharyn A. May, Director,
School of Nursing, May 15, 1994
to June 30, 1999. Professor,
School of Nursing, May 14, 1994
without term.
Richard Prince, Acting Head,
Department of Fine Arts, January 1, 1994 to June 30, 1994.
Earl Winkler, Acting Head, Department of Philosophy, January 1, 1994 to June 30, 1994.
Douglas Kilburn, Assistant Director, Biotechnology Laboratory, November 1, 1993 to October 31, 1994.
Robert Woodham, Acting Head.
Department of Computer Science, January 1, 1994 to June
30, 1994.
Norma Wieland, Instructor I,
Department of Germanic Studies, July 1, 1994 to June 30,
Joy Marion Richman, Assistant Professor, Department of
Clinical Dental Sciences, July 1,
1994 to June 30, 1997.
Deborah Butler, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Special
Education, January 1, 1994 to
June 30, 1997.
Michael Potter, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, November 1, 1993 to
June 30, 1996.
The Board received notice of the
following resignations.
Raymond G. Gosine, Assistant
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, December
31, 1993.
Kathryn Hansen,  Professor,
Department of Asian Studies,
December 31, 1993.
Roy Turner, Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, December 30, 1993.
Katherine Stockholder, Professor, Department of English, December 30, 1993.
Howard Jackson, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, December 30, 1993.
Ruedi Aebersold, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, October 31, 1993.
Myer Bloom, Professor, Department of Physics, December 30,
Studu Leaves
Applied Science
Ron Walkey, Architecture, July
1, 1994 to December 31, 1994.
Colin Oloman, Chemical Engineering,   July   1,   1993   to
December 31, 1993.
W.D. Liam Finn, Civil Engineering, September 1, 1993 to August 31, 1994.
Charles Laszlo, Clinical Engineering, September 1, 1996 to
August 31, 1997 (change from
September 1, 1993 to August
31, 1994.)
Clarence De Silva, Mechanical
Engineering, January 1, 1995 to
December 31, 1995.
Farrokh Sassani. Mechanical
Engineering, September 1, 1994
to August 31. 1995.
G.S. Schajer, Mechanical Engineering, January 1, 1994toJune
30, 1994.
Sonia Acorn. Nursing, July 1,
1994 to June 30, 1995.
Elizabeth Davies, Nursing, September 1, 1993 to August 31,
1994 (change from July 1, 1993
to June 30, 1994.)
Gloria Joachim. Nursing, September 1, 1994 to August 31,
Martha Foschi. Anthropology
and Sociology. July 1, 1994 to
June 30. 1995.
Robert Allen, Economics, March
1, 1993 to August 31, 1994.
Charles Blackorby, Economics,
July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1995.
Keith AUdritt. English, July 1,
1994 to June 30, 1995.
Kristin Hanson. English, September 1, 1994 to August 31.
Jerry Wasserman, English, September 1, 1994 to August 31,
John Wilson Foster, English,
July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1995.
Paul Yachnin, English, January 1, 1995 to August 31, 1995.
Herve Curat, French, July 1,
1994 to June 30, 1995.
Ronald C. Beaumont, Germanic
Studies, July 1,  1994 to June
30, 1995.
Peter Stenberg, Germanic Studies, September 1, 1994 to August 31, 1995.
Alexander B. Woodside, History, July 1. 1994 to June 30,
David H. Breen, History, July 1,
1994 to June 30, 1995.
James Dybikowski, Philosophy,
January  1,   1995 to June 30,
Kalevi Holsti, Political Science,
July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1995.
Philip Resnick, Political Science,
September  1,   1994 to August
31, 1995.
D.J. Albert, Psychology, January 1, 1995 to June 30, 1995.
Charlotte Johnston, Psychology, July 1,  1994 to June 30,
TannisMacBeth Williams, Psychology, January 1,1995 to June
30, 1995.
John Pinel, Psychology, July 1,
1994 to June 30, 1995.
Jane Coop, Music, July 1, 1994
to June 30, 1995.
Rena Sharon, Music, July  1,
1994 to June 30, 1995.
Commerce &
Business Administration
Hong Chen, September 1, 1993
to August 31, 1994.
Garland Chow, January 1, 1994
to December 31, 1994.
J.D. Forbes, July   1,   1994 to
June 30,   1995  (Change  from
January  1,   1994 to December
31, 1995).
Ron Giammarino, January 1.
1994 to June 30. 1994.
Stanley Hamilton, January 1,
1994 to December 31, 1994.
Brendan McCabe, July 1, 1993
to June 30, 1994.
Vasanttilak Naik, July 1, 1993
to December 31, 1993.
Bernhard Schwab, July 1, 1994
to June 30, 1995.
W.T. Stanbury, January 1, 1994
to June 30, 1994.
Roger Boshier, Administrative,
Adult & Higher Education. September 1, 1994 to August 31,
Alexander McLeod, Administrative, Adult & Higher Education,
January 1, 1994 to June 30,
LeRoy Travis, Educational Psychology & Special Education,
January 1, 1994 to December
31, 1994.
Gaalen Erickson, Math & Science Education, January 1, 1995
to June 30, 1995.
Janice Woodrow, Math & Science Education, January 1, 1995
to June 30, 1995.
William Bruneau, Social & Educational Studies, September 1.
1994 to August 31. 1995.
Graduate Studies
H. Craig Davis. Community and
Regional Planning, September 1,
1994 to August 31, 1995.
William Rees, Community and
Regional Planning, July 1, 1993
to December 31, 1993.
Douglas  Sanders. January   1.
1994 to June 30, 1994.
Morris Barer, Health Care and
Epidemiology,   September   1,
1993 to August 31, 1994.
Anthony Chow, Medicine. January 1, 1994 to June 30, 1994.
Margaret Pendray, Paediatrics,
September  1,   1993 to August
31, 1994.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ross Tsuyuki,  September   1,
1994 to August 31, 1994.
L.D. Burtnick, Chemistry, July
1, 1994 to June 30, 1995.
William  Cullen,   Chemistry,
January  1,   1995 to June 30,
Michael Fryzuk, Chemistry September 1, 1994 to August 31,
Jeffrey Joyce, Computer Science, September 1, 1993 to August 31, 1994.
Rafael Chacon, Mathematics,
September 1, 1993 to August
31, 1994.
Donald Ludwig, Mathematics,
July 1, 1993 to June 30, 1994.
John MacDonald, Mathematics, July 1,1994 to June 30,
Stephen Pond, Oceanography,
July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1995.
Philip C. Gregory, Physics, September 1, 1994 to August 31,
Michael D. Hasinoff. Physics,
January 1, 1995 to December
31, 1995.
W.H. McCutcheon. Physics,
September 1, 1994 to August
31, 1995.
Peter W. Matthews. Physics,
January 1, 1995 to June 30,
Nathan Weiss, Physics. September 1, 1994 to August 31, 1995.
Donald Moerman, Zoology, September 1, 1994 to August 31,
G.G.E. Scudder, Zoology, July
1, 1994 to December 31, 1994.
James Smith, Zoology, July 1,
1993 to June 30, 1994.
Other Leaves
Agricultural Sciences
Patrick  Mooney,   Landscape
Architecture, September 1, 1993
to August 31, 1994.
Applied Science
Roberta Hewat, Nursing, September 1,  1993 to August 31,
JoAnn Perry, Nursing, September 1, 1993 to August 31, 1994.
Carole Robinson, Nursing, September 1, 1993 to August 31,
Jo-shui Chen, Asian Studies,
July 1. 1993 to December 31,
Kaiin Preisendanz, Asian Studies, July 1, 1993 to December
31. 1993.
Hartwick David Hasen. Creative Writing, July 1, 1993toJune
30, 1994.
Robert Allen, Economics, Robert
Allen, September 1, 1993 to February 28, 1994.
John Helliwell, Economics, July
1, 1993 to June 30, 1994 (Change
from study leave).
PamelaDalziel, English, July 1,
1994 to June 30, 1995.
Penelope Van Toorn, English,
July 1, 1993 to June 30, 1994.
Barbara Heldt, Russian and
Slavic Languages and Literatures, July 1, 1994 to December
31, 1994.
Commerce &
Business Administration
Diana Chan, July  1,   1993 to
June 30, 1994.
B. Espen Eckbo, August 1, 1993
to June 30, 1994.
Paul Fischer, July 1,  1993 to
June 30, 1994.
W.T. Stanbury. July 1, 1993 to
December 31, 1993.
Josef Zechner. August 1, 1993
to July 31, 1994.
Bill Black, July 1, 1993 to December 31, 1993.
Roger Sutton, Medicine, January 1, 1994 to December 31,
Peter Hochachka, Zoology, September 1, 1993 to August 31,
Vice President. Student and
Academic Services
Anthony Jeffreys, Library, August 1, 1993toOctober31, 1993.
Erik de Bruijn. Library, September 1. 1993 to March 31,
Administrative Leaves
J.A.S. Evans, Classics, July 1,
1993 to June 30, 1994.
James Caswell. Fine Arts, January 1. 1994 to June 30, 1994.
Patricia Vertinsky, Dean's Office, July 1, 1993 to June 30,
Maria Klawe. Computer Science,
January 1,  1994 to June 30,
John Petkau, Statistics, July 1,
1994 to June 30, 1995.
m Major Roads Study
Open House
A study is underway to review
the road system feeding Point
Grey (SW Marine Dr, NW
Marine Dr, Chancellor Blvd,
16th Ave and University Blvd)
as it relates to current and
projected volumes of resident
and commuter vehicles, public
transit, bicycle and pedestrian
traffic. We invite you to attend
an Open House to discuss the
issues and present your
concerns and ideas. Attendees
will be asked to complete a
questionnaire to assist the
review committee.
The committee is composed of
members from the GVRD,
University Endowment Lands,
UBC, Ministry of Transporta
tion and Highways and the
City of Vancouver. The
ultimate goal of this study js to
generate a Road Networ
Master Plan for arteriaLfoads
on Point Grey (west of the City
of Vancouver boundary).
Cosponsored by UBC and the
Ministry of Transportation and
Highway UBC Reports ■ February 10, 1994 7
The classified advertising rate is $ 15 for 35 words or
less. Each additional word is 50 cents. Rate includes
GST. Ads must be submitted in writing 10 days before
publication date to the UBC Community Relations
Office, 207-6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C.,
V6T 1Z2, accompanied by payment in cash, cheque
(made out to UBC Reports) or internal requisition.
Advertising enquiries: 822-3131.
The deadline for the Feb. 24,   1994
issue of UBC Reports is noon, Feb 15.
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professionals and others
interested in science or natural
history are meeting through a
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for info: Science Connection,
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Thursday, April 13,1994
Nomination deadline: March 5,1994
Award categories: The Volunteer Vancouver Award, The Leaders of Tomorrow
Award, The Community Service Award, The Caring Companies Award.
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outstanding contributions through volunteer activity. These awards recognize
youth 16 years of age and under, and separately, youth over the age of 16.
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Hate literature
left on campus
Parking and Security Services collected more than 1,000
pamphlets from UBC parking
lots recently after a man was
seen distributing anti-Semitic literature.
A B-lot kiosk attendant reported seeing a white man in his
early twenties putting pamphlets
under vehicle windshield wipers. He was described as five feet
nine inches tall, with short brown
hair and wearing a dark blue
windbreaker and blue jeans.
PASS was alerted, but the man
was not found. The incident was
reported to the RCMP. People
witnessing similar incidents are
asked to contact PASS at 822-
Medals honour
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Science and Engineering gold
medals are being accepted until
March 31.
The awards, administered by
the Science Council of B.C., are
the province's highest honour in
recognition of outstanding contributions to science, engineering or technological innovation.
Nominations may be made on
behalf of individuals or teams in
four categories: health sciences,
natural sciences, engineering
and applied science and industrial innovation.
As well as the medals, there
are three special awards: One
for communicating science to the
public, another for people who
have based successful local companies on innovative science, and
a third recognizing lifetime
achievement in a scientific career.
Winners will be announced in
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by staff writers
Vernon Brink, professor emeritus of Plant Science,
will receive an honorary degree at UBC's fall Congregation ceremony.
A UBC graduate. Brink joined the university as a
faculty member in 1940. In addition to a distinguished
academic career in biology and botany, he served as head
ofthe Plant Science Dept. for 25 years.
He is a recipient of the Order of Canada, the Order of
British Columbia and numerous awards from wildlife,
nature and conservation groups in recognition of his
outstanding accomplishments as a teacher, scientist and
In 1989, he was cited by the province for his contribution to the establishment of Pacific Spirit Park on the
University Endowment Lands.
• • • •
Agnes Papke, {BSc, Agr '66), has been appointed
acting executive director of the UBC Alumni Association.
Papke joined the association in
1986 as a program co-ordinator for
Agriculture alumni.  She became
associate executive director in 1990
and worked closely with the executive director to develop a wide
selection of services for UBC grads.
These services included reunions,
and branch and division events for
alumni in B.C., Canada and around
the world. The association also
produces The Chronicle magazine
which is published three times a
Former Executive Director Deborah Apps has accepted
a position as director of advancement for Crofton House
School. • • • •
Joseph Gardner, dean emeritus, UBC Faculty of
Forestry, has been appointed a member of the Order
of Canada in recognition of his outstanding achievements in wood science and forestry.
Gardner served as dean of Forestry from 1965 until
1983.  During his tenure, he developed the faculty into
one of the most research-intensive in the country.  He
retired from UBC in 1984.
Gardner, a fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada
and the International Academy of Wood Science, concentrated his research efforts in the area of wood science and
the utililization of various wood products.
A UBC graduate (BA hons, Chem, '40), Gardner earned
his master's degree at UBC in 1942 and his PhD at McGill
University in Montreal in 1944.
He was an honorary lecturer in chemistry, chemical
engineering and forestry prior to his appointment as dean,
and also initiated the federal government's wood chemistry section of the forest products laboratory on campus.
Gardner has been invited to Rideau Hall in Ottawa,
April 13, to receive his award.
*£&£* 8 UBC Reports • February 10, 1994
Big Man     n Campus
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
Nestor Korchinsky is a B.M.O.C.
At 6-foot-6 and 230 pounds,
Korchinsky has been a big man
on campus for more than 25 years.  For
the last 20, the former University of
Alberta varsity basketball, football and
swimming star has cut a wide swath
across campus in his quest to develop
the UBC intramural sports program
into one of the most successful in the
What began as Korchinsky's attempt
to inject some spirit into student life
through athletics has blossomed into a
thriving intramural program that
employs five full-time staff members
and more than 100 student administrators.
"When I joined intramurals in 1967,
as a faculty advisor, I felt the intramural program had the potential to reach
a larger number of students through
sport and athletics," reflected
Korchinsky, who has been the coordinator of intramural sports within the
Dept. of Athletics and Sport Services
since 1974.
"At the time, the successful programs within intramurals seemed to
work in isolation.  I wanted to help
bring a cohesiveness to the program,
and offer students a sense of UBC
history at the same time."
Korchinsky's first task was to
resurrect the Arts '20 relay, an eight-
person race that retraces the route
taken from West Point Grey to the site
of UBC's original campus in Fairview,
which is now Vancouver Hospital and
Health Sciences Centre.
"I was rummaging through some
UBC sports memorabilia when I came
across the original Arts '20 relay
trophy, a silver mug black with tarnish," said Korchinsky.
"It had been more than 20 years
since the last Arts '20 relay race had
been run.   Finding that trophy in 1967,
and the names of the winning teams
etched upon it, served to fuel my desire
to strengthen the intramural sports
program at UBC."
Today, a gleaming trophy is awarded
to the winning Arts '20 relay team
and more than 1,000 participants
compete in the annual event.   However,
for a fleeting moment, after one particular race in the early 1980s,
Korchinsky feared the event would be
mothballed once again.
The race had been run for about a
dozen years following its resurrection in
1969 when, one year, two police cars
followed the final runner to the finish
line and asked to see the person in
"That was me," said Korchinsky,
somewhat sheepishly.
"I didn't know it at the time, but I
was told that permission was needed
from the City of Vancouver to run a
race like this.   Fortunately, the city
came through with Hying colours, and
since then, has provided our runners
full police escort for every race.   It's
been just great, and the runners really
love it."
The runners love it so much that the
Abe Hefter photo
Nestor Korchinsky has taken UBC's intramural sports program to new
heights. He has seen participation in intramurals grow from five per
cent of the campus population in 1967 to 30 per cent today.
number of teams doubled for a number
of years from 15 to a peak of 276 in
Korchinsky decided that intramurals
needed more special events, like the Arts
'20 relay and implemented three more
over the years: Storm the Wall
Day of the Longboat, and the
"I really believe it's our special events program which
sets UBC intramurals apart
from other university intramural programs. They are
unique events that challenge
the competitors' imagination and
create a sense of excitement."
Storm the Wall, which began as a
celebration of spring with 30 teams in
1979, features more than 500 faculty,
staff and student teams.
Day of the Longboat began in 1986
with 60 teams competing in boat races
at Jericho.   Last year, 280 teams from
across the city competed, with 20 more
being turned away because of lack of
The evolution of intramural sports at
UBC didn't stop with the special events
program. The regular program features
everything from ball hockey, with more
than 100 teams, to the ultimate
frisbee tourney and midnight
madness CoRec softball.
Kirstin Andrews, a UBC
physical education graduate, has been on the
intramurals scene for four
years, first as a student
volunteer, then as
intramurals executive director
for the past three.  She says she
couldn't ask for a better boss.
"Nestor is a great person, very
understanding and very caring.  He's
not just a boss.   He's a friend and a
mentor to me.   Nestor was one of my
phys ed professors and is the main
reason why I became involved in
intramurals in the first place."
Andrews says Korchinsky encourages students to take the lead when
developing intramural programs.
'The students appreciate the opportunity Nestor gives them to really shape
the intramural program. At the same
time, he has tremendous foresight
which helps guide the students along
and motivate them.   He genuinely cares
about the students and the full- time
At present, approximately 30 per
cent of the campus population
participates in intramural sports
in one form or another, up from five per
cent in 1967.  With current campus
facilities bursting at the seams,
Korchinsky says the new Student
Recreation Centre, scheduled for
completion in 1995, will generate an
"explosion of participation."
Korchinsky's immediate plans
include raising the profile of competitive league sports programs, a task
which began this year with the implementation of eight formal divisions
within league play, grouped into four
conferences and two regions.
On the recreational side of
things, Korchinsky
hopes to provide more
sporting opportunities,
like the CoRec
volleyball league, for
those who are not
into serious competition.
"I also hope we can
create more opportunities
for international students
and the physically challenged, while
reaching out for increased community
involvement." added Korchinsky.
'The new rec centre will help us
realize that goal."
It's a goal Korchinsky plans to
continue to pursue with the same
enthusiasm and zeal that has marked
his work on campus for more than two
decades.  In addition to the countless
hours he spends with the intramural
sports program, Korchinsky teaches as
an assistant professor in the School of
Human Kinetics.  He is also on the
development committee for the Student
Recreation Centre, chair of an advisory
board that is developing a closed-
circuit information network for the
university community,  a member of
the UBC Homecoming Committee and
has been involved with numerous
sport-related projects off campus.
His efforts on campus have not gone
unnoticed. He has been awarded a 75th
anniversary gold medal, the Alumni Association's Blythe Eagles Award and the
Alma Mater Society's Great Trekker
Last summer Korchinsky wed
Lindsey Wey, a UBC administration
receptionist, and admits he's no longer
spending the same amount of time on
the lower level of the Student Union
Building, home of intramural sports, as
he used to.
However, whenever a gregarious,
good-natured, rib-tickling laugh is
heard on campus, chances are Nestor
Korchinsky and his infectious enthusiasm are hard at work.


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