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Gavin Wilson photo
Suffering For His Art
Curious student checks out expressive self-portrait by Fine Arts student
Evan Lee on display at the Lasserre building. The painting was part ofthe
exhibition "Mass Production and Consumption" held during Arts Fest,
the annual showcase of student talent in the fine and performing arts at
UBC. Other large canvas self-portraits were painted by third-year students
Mohamed Somani, Natasha McHardy, Matilda Aslizadeh and Bill Purvis.
Bursary addresses
child-care accessibility
UBC's Alma Mater Society (AMS) is
creating an endowment to provide financial aid for students needing child care.
In referenda held last month, 78 per
cent of the students voting supported
the initiative, agreeing to a $3 per year
increase in student fees over the next
three years. The university will provide
matching funds.
Called the Mrs. Evelyn Lett Child-
Care Bursary Endowment Fund, it is
the largest endowment of its kind at a
Canadian university.
Based on current enrolment, the endowment will total $504,000 and generate child-care bursaries worth $33,500
annually beginning September. 1997.
"The AMS has spent over $500,000 in
helping to build child-care facilities on campus but this in no way dealt with the issues
ofaccessibilityforstudents," said Am Johal,
AMS director of administration.
"The creation of the child-care bursary endowment fund helps the AMS
deal with this issue in a very real way
and knock down the barriers which
restrict accessibility to education."
To qualify, UBC students must be
enrolled in a minimum of 18 credits, or
60 per cent of a full course load, and
demonstrate financial need. A maximum of $2,000 per child each year will
be available. Children must be enrolled
in a licensed day-care facility on or off
The fund is named in honour of the
former Evelyn Story, a UBC graduate,
who, with her future husband. Sherwood Lett, was a founding member of
the AMS. Together, they created the first
Martin Dee photo
A founding member of the Alma
Mater Society, Evelyn Lett was
guest of honour at a reception to
celebrate the creation of a childcare bursary for students which
will bear her name.
formal draft of the AMS constitution.
In 1916 she served as the vice-president of the Women's Undergraduate
Society and provided leadership in promoting gender equality. Her efforts led
to women at UBC gaining voting rights
in student executive elections.
Lett is celebrating her 100th birthday this year. She was the guest of
honour at a reception held Feb. 14 to
celebrate the creation of the child-care
bursary endowment fund.
Broad entrance policy
approved by Senate
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
UBC faculties will be able to use criteria other than grades—such as leadership abilities, extra-curricular activities
and career-related work experience—for
admitting students directly from Grade
12 in the 1996/97 academic year.
Senate approved the broad-based admission policy at its February meeting.
Programs such as rehabilitation sciences, landscape architecture, medicine
and fine arts have long admitted students
based on a mix of grades, interviews,
portfolios and career-or program-related
However, this marks the first time
programs that admit students directly
from Grade 12 can use such criteria, with
the exception of a recent pilot program in
the Faculty of Forestry.
Applied Science will be the next faculty
to offer broad-based admission standards. In next year's Calendar, Applied
Science will invite prospective students
to list technical courses, summer jobs,
science projects and "experiences related
to athletic, cultural, family, community
or other activities requiring considerable
personal initiative."
It is not yet clear how many other
faculties will follow suit.
The changes are in response to concerns raised in recent years about admission standards, said Prof. Robert Will,
chair of Senate's admissions committee.
Many felt that important qualities were
being ignored in favour of an undue focus
on grades, as increasing demand sent
grade point average cut-offs soaring.
Will said, however, that the new policy
is not a trade-off of extracurricular activities for lower standards. Students will
still have to meet or exceed minimum
academic standards before being admitted.
It will not be enough for students to
have merely participated in extracurricu -
Activist, Nobel winner
to receive accolade
University of British Columbia graduates Bertram Brockhouse, winner of the
1994 Nobel Prize in Physics, and community activist Rosemary Brown are among
14 distinguished individuals to be awarded
honorary degrees by UBC this year.
Nominees are distinguished professionals, scholars, creative artists, public
servants and others who have made significant contributions to the university
community and the province, nationally
or internationally. Honorary degrees will
be awarded during UBC's two graduation ceremonies: Spring Congregation,
May 28-31 and Fall Congregation, Nov.
Brockhouse, who finished a BA at
UBC in 1947, received his Nobel Prize for
work in developing neutron spectroscopy.
His graduate work in physics was done at
the University of Toronto and from 1962-
84 he was a professor at McMaster University in Hamilton. Ont.
Brown earned a Bachelor of Social
Work (BSW) degree from UBC in 1962
and an MSW five years later. She became
the first black woman to hold a seat in a
Canadian legislature when she was
elected to the B.C. legislature in 1972, a
position she held until retirement in 1986.
Other honorary degree recipients include:
Chun-Hak Ahn, one of Korea's most
celebrated business leaders: acclaimed
conductor Mario Bernardi, former principal conductor of the CBC Vancouver
Orchestra: Gordon Forward, president
of Chaparral Steel Company in Texas:
Gurdev Singh Gill, the first Indo-Canadian to practise medicine in Canada and
founding president ofthe National Association of Canadians of Origin in India;
Liou Jieh Jow, adviser to the executive
cabinet of the government of Taiwan;
Robert Lee, president of Prospero Companies and current UBC chancellor;
John Hector McArthur, dean of the
Harvard Business School from 1980-95;
Norman Pace, distinguished professor
of biology at Indiana University; Doris
Shadbolt, co-founder of the Vancouver
Institute for the Visual Arts: author Carol
Shields, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for
The Stone Diaries; and Verna and Richard Splane, UBC scholars whose collaborative work in the field of nursing,
health and health care has been recognized nationally and internationally.
Garden Screen
An empire's lost garden prepares to welcome visitors on computer screen
Thunderbirds Go 13
Students reach out to help build enthusiasm among youngsters
Confusing Custody 15
Forum: Homosexual parents have rights too argues Susan Boyd
Sinking Scales 16
Profile: Predicting declining fish stocks is one thing; saving them is another 2 UBC Reports • February 22, 1996
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Descent into
sodium gloom
to be avoided
UBC is to be commended for
the policy approach it has
taken towards improving
campus lighting for safety
purposes (Initiatives underway
to better campus safety, UBC
Reports, Jan. 25). Campus
planners have seen not only
the need for improved lighting
levels but also improved
lighting quality. UBC's Lighting
Master Plan provides for the
use of high-quality, white,
metal halide lighting on
campus. This is in sharp
contrast to the mediocrity
which could be expected were
the slightly cheaper but much
less esthetically pleasing light
of high pressure sodium
vapour lamps used instead.
Today the campus includes
a wide variety of light sources
and the visual superiority of
metal halide can be seen in
the areas on Agricultural Road
and NW Marine Drive where it
has been installed. In contrast, the sodium vapour
lighting used in some other
areas of the campus presents
a dull and threatening nighttime atmosphere. This distinction has not been lost on
campus users as it was raised
at the Your UBC campus
safety forum last year. Clearly
there is strong support on
campus for the lighting plan's
recommendation to use white
metal halide lighting and the
sharper vision it provides.
Unfortunately, a number of
recent campus construction
projects have not complied
with the lighting plan with the
result that the use of the
depressing orange light of high
pressure sodium is growing on
campus. As well, a seemingly
ad hoc program of adding
security lighting is spreading
the sodium gloom to buildings
new and old across the
campus. The buildings affected include Chemistry.
Scarfe, Sedgewick Library,
Geography, and even the
brand new C.K. Choi building.
Sodium vapour lighting has
been proven to have negative
effects on the education of
schoolchildren; are we sure we
want it on our campus?
The vision of the UBC
Lighting Master Plan to
improve campus safety and
night-time comfort will be lost
if the use of a light source,
namely high pressure sodium
vapour, specifically discouraged in the plan, is allowed to
Ian Fisher
Grad students pledge to leave
lasting legacy, second to one
UBC's graduating students
have raised more than $500,000
in pledges for their chosen class
projects during the last four years
through the Annual Fund's Class
Act program.
"The Class Act campaign is
second only to the University of
Toronto's as the most successful
graduating gift campaign in
Canada," said Simone Carnegie,
who co-ordinates the campaign
for UBC's Development Office.
"Seventeen schools and faculties
at UBC are participating this year
and we hope to raise $220,000."
The projects students pledge for
reflect theirneeds and desires, rang-
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Iar activities, he added. They will
have to have excelled or in some
way distinguished themselves.
No formal limit has been set
on the number of students a
faculty can admit on this basis,
but Senate is recommending it
be no more than 15 per cent.
In other changes, prospective
students whose academic record
may have been adversely affected
by extenuating circumstances
will find it easier to plead their
case in future.
Application forms will now
allow them to explain why disability, health problems or family situations prevented them
from meeting the criteria. Previously, such students had to first
be refused and then take their
case to appeal.
Will noted that these changes
complete an overhaul of admission requirements undertaken
by Senate in conjunction with
the faculties that began six years
ing from the purchase of computer
equipment to the establishment of
a student bursary.
"The graduating student
pledges indicate to us that students are concerned about the
generations of students coming
up behind them. They want to
ensure that future students will
have better opportunities, or at
least the same opportunities, to
succeed in their field of study,"
Carnegie said.
The recent creation of a periodical fund for the Library shows
what can be achieved through
the campaign.
Science students decided to
create the fund as their Class
Act project last year and have
raised close to $30,000 so far
through the campaign.
The Class Act campaign was
initiated in 1991/92 by the faculties of Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Medicine.
During the 1994/95 campaign, more than 1,300 students,
35 per cent of the graduating
class, pledged an average
amount of $ 166 over three years
to their faculties and schools.
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With painstaking accuracy, computer graphics artisans are recreating the
buildings, furnishings, plants and animals that once made the Yuan Ming
Yuan garden the cherished private retreat of emperors. A CD-ROM version
of the garden will allow visitors to enjoy the garden, which was destroyed
during the Opium War, from the comfort of their computer screen.
Long-lost Asian garden
lives again on screen
by Charles Ker
Staff writer
The opening shot reveals a flock of cranes
flying low over a shimmering lake toward a
shoreline dotted with elegant Chinese temples. Turning inland, part ofthe flock breaks
away and cruises in to land beside one ofthe
lavish, waterfront buildings.
Welcome to Yuan Ming Yuan, grandest
of all the gardens ofthe late Qing dynasty.
For close to two years, computer graphics whiz Lifeng Wang has spearheaded a
UBC-based project aimed at bringing the
incomparable garden back to life in a
virtual environment created by three-
dimensional computer technology.
Yuan  Ming Yuan.   	
Wang explains, required
no less work than the
Great Wall of China to
build. It took six generations of Qing emperors
more than 170 years to
create the 350-hectare
enclave. In 1860. at the
height  of the Opium   	
War. it took 3.000 British troops three days to
burn the garden to tlie ground.
Working out of UBC's Media and
Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre
(MAGIC). Wang and three colleagues are
finding it a fascinating, albeit laborious,
task to recreate the imperial wonderland
for others to enjoy.
"In a virtual environment the greatest
pleasure is gained through the exploration
of space, and this garden represents the
art of space at its zenith," says project art
director David Botta. "Yuan Ming Yuan is
an encyclopedia of everything the Chinese
did well in gardening over 2,000 years."
Five successive emperors and their
wives spent two-thirds of the year in the
garden and would return to the nearby
Forbidden City at the end of autumn. One
emperor. QingLong. was so obsessed with
Yuan Ming Yuan that construction in the
garden didn't stop for a single day during
his 60-year reign.
QingLong personally criss-crossed the
Chinese countryside six times gathering
local treasures and searching out the
best architects who could recreate the
landscapes and architecture which
pleased him most.
The result was a dazzling array of
artificial lakes, mountains and temples
full of priceless jade, sculpture, ceramics, furniture and other art works.
Wang's interactive reconstruction gives
viewers the sensation of being inside the
garden and temples. Next year he hopes
to produce the first in a series of CD-
ROMs which will eventually include 3-D
models of 148 garden sites each with up
" ...an encyclopedia of
everything the Chinese
did well in gardening
over 2,000 years."
- David Botta
to seven, 30-second animated vignettes.
Inside the temples, explorers will be able
to click on most ofthe artifacts and learn
their history.
"The project feeds into the growing Chinese interest in both their cultural heritage
and electronic technology," says Wang.
Wang got the idea for the project in
1992 while attending a computer graphics conference in Chicago. A Japanese
company had produced an animated
video reconstruction of a ruined Chinese
city and displayed it in the conference's
electronic theatre. He decided to use the
same modeling techniques to rebuild
something which lived in the imaginations of all Chinese people.
         "Everyone   knows
about the garden because it is in all the
school books from elementary school right
through to university." says Wang, who
came to UBC from
China five years ago
    to pursue a master's
degree   in  computer
science. "The garden
was off limits to all but the emperor and
his invited guests. Now. it will be open to
everyone to explore."
The ultimate goal is to capture the
entire garden and its contents in a single
CD-ROM collection. So far. the project
team has covered one-tenth ofthe material. Wang is confident that the commercial success ofthe project will allow him
to hire more graphic animators to speed
up the creative process.
The project team pores over books,
paintings, etchings, maps and other illustrations before tackling another section of
the garden.
Botta designed the opening crane sequence welcoming virtual visitors into the
CD-ROM world or Yuan Ming Yuan. The
sequence consists of 24 layers of complex
graphic modeling. Aside from the detailed
rendering of individual objects and the
time taken to align the multiple layers, it
takes a computer up to 15 hours to generate one second of animation.
The models are designed and rendered using software provided by the
Toronto-based company. Alias-
Wavefront. The company donated its
software to UBC and to the project to
assist in the development of a highly
skilled animation industry in Canada.
The provincial Ministry of Education
is considering developing an educational
curriculum using Wang's computer models. Computer giant IBM also wants to
use his models ofthe garden to showcase
its own technology during the coming
Olympics in Atlanta.
M&P desire change to
terms of employment
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
The Association of Administrative and
Professional Staff (AAPS) negotiatingcom-
mitt.ee received strong support for a proposal to make changes and additions to
the terms and conditions of employment
for management and professional (M&P)
staff at UBC.
AAPS President Justin Marples said
that ofthe 130 M&P staff who voted, only
about seven people abstained or opposed.
Marples said the concerns expressed
during the Feb. 8 meeting will be taken
into consideration by the negotiating committee as it further refines the proposal in
preparation for meeting with university
AAPS. which has 665 members, will
represent the university's 1,159 M&P staff
in negotiations.
'The comments heard at the meeting
have given us further direction. We're
going to make modifications to what we
have, clean up the proposal and prepare
a final draft that will be made available to
M&P staff once again before we proceed
to negotiations." he said.
The proposal deals with issues related to
employment ranging from ilextime. performance evaluation and professional development to parental leave and job sharing.
"Our aim in this process is to establish
a minimum standard or basic platform for
employment, which supports and protects, but does not limit nor inhibit M&P
staff in the work place." Marples said. "We
don't want to put a low ceiling in place that
encumbers the ability to manage. But
when all else fails M&P can resort to the
agreement to solve a problem."
M&P staff in attendance at the meeting expressed concern regarding a proposed change to probation requirements.
"Based on feedback at the meeting we
have decided to distinguish between new
employees to the university and those
promoted or transferred. For new employees we are proposing probation be six
months with an option to extend for an
additional three months; the current requirement of one year is too long. For
promotions or transfers we feel that 90
days is probably long enough, but here
again we are proposing an option to extend for three months." Marples said.
Sarah Dench, AAPS first vice-president, said staff at the meeting "were
concerned about conveying a sense of
professionalism and a sense of having the
university's best interests at heart. Few
of us are able to separate the fact that we
are employees from the fact that we are
managers and that we operate in the
university's best interest."
Marples said that negotiations with
the university were scheduled to commence Feb. 20 and he hopes that they will
end before the summer.
Nobody's perfect, not
even the perfectionists
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
Musicians who feel they are less than
note-perfect are some of psychologist
Paul Hewitt's most frequent patients.
Hewitt, an assistant professor in (he
Dept. of Psychology', researches and treats
perfectionism, a malady that can immobilize the most accomplished people.
"For musicians, perfectionism is part
of their jobs. They have always been told
that what they're doing is either perfect
or it's wrong." Hewitt said.
While some professions—including
musicians, physicians and elite athletes—are especially prone to perfectionism, it can afflict anyone. Hewitt has
seen it in children, the elderly, even the
homeless. And contrary to popular wisdom, people who are perfectionists actually have poorer grades, make less money
and tend to procrastinate.
Hewitt is the first to use empirical
evidence to test beliefs held about perfectionism. In numerous studies he has
linked it to social ills such as depression,
alcoholism, sexual dysfunction, eating
disorders and suicide.
"I don't see anything good about needing to be perfect." he said.
Perfectionists are seldom happy; anything less than the top is a disaster, but to
attain their goals brings little satisfaction.
"There's an important distinction.
Some people have a strong need to perform excellently. They feel good when
they perform well and deal realistically
with failure." Hewitt said.
"Others, however, have excessive self-
standards that serve to increase the frequency and magnitude of their perceived
failures. If you need to attain perfection in
order to feel adequate or worthy, you have
a problem."
Hewitt has found three types of perfectionism: self-oriented, in which you require
perfection of yourself; other-oriented, in
which you require others to be perfect; and
socially prescribed, in which you believe
that others require perfection of you.
With colleague Gordon Flett of York
University. Hewitt spent five years developing a questionnaire and scale for measuring perfectionist tendencies. Useful in
both research and clinical settings, it is
now in demand around the world.
Among its more important uses is
helping professionals predict potential
suicides. A Hewitt study found that
socially prescribed perfectionism is a
better predictor for suicide than even
depression or feelings of hopelessness.
Hewitt believes the drive for perfection begins with a person's upbringing.
This could happen in three ways: the
child learns from observing parents' perfectionism; parents set impossibly high
standards for the child which the child
incorporates; or parents reinforce perfect
behaviour and punish imperfection.
Hewitt also believes children raised
in a chaotic, permissive family could
compensate for a lack of standards by
trying to be perfect at everything.
Society reinforces the need for perfectionism in vulnerable people who need
to feel good about themselves, he adds.
"Just open up a magazine and see
how many times the word 'perfect' appears—the perfect car. the perfect home,
the perfect body. They all promise that
your life will change dramatically if only
you perfect some aspect of yourself."
Perfectionists are "notoriously difficult to treat," Hewitt said. They are
loathe to admit weakness, resist attempts to lower their standards and
are quick to abandon therapy.
Some psychologists use cognitive
therapy to try to help patients set realistic or appropriate standards. Hewitt
takes a different approach, one based
on interpersonal psychotherapy.
"What I do is look at what is motivating them. What is it about being perfect
that is so important to them? Often
they are doing it to gain the approval,
respect or caring of people either in
their past or currently around them." 4 UBC Reports ■ February 22, 1996
February 25 through March 9
Sunday Feb. 25
Green College Performing
Comedy Routine. Jacques
Lalonde. Green College great hall,
8pm. Call 822-6067.
Monday, Feb. 26
IHEAR Seminar
Student Research Seminar: Linguistics, Audiology And Engineering. Mark Cheng, Lisa Dillon.
Carol Jaeger, Vicky Valiani,
KrisztinaZajdo. Mather portable
annex, classroom # 1, 4pm. Hearing accessible. Captioning on request. Call 822-3956.
Health Care Seminar
Current Issues In Community
And Continuing Care. Leslie
Arnold, Executive Director, BC
Assoc, of Community Care.
Mather 253, 7-9pm. Call 980-
The Role Of Glia InThe Development OfThe Peripheral Nervous
System. Vanessa Auld, Dept. of
Zoology. IRC#4,3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-9871.
Mechanical Engineering
Thermal Hydraulic Performance
Of Alternative Refrigerants. Dan
Fraser, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. CEME 1202, 3:30-
4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
Are All NSAIDS The Same? Dr.
Stephanie Ensworth, Faculty of
Medicine. IRC#3, 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-4645.
Astronomy Seminar
Inhomogeneities In Hot Stellar
Winds. Tony Moffat, Universite
de Montreal. Hennings 318.4pm.
Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call
Molecular Genetics And
Transgenic Salmon For
Aquaculture. Bob Devlin, Dept.
of Fisheries and Oceans, West
Vancouver Laboratories.
BioSciences 2449. 4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-5709.
Rusahilini: An Urartian Fortress:
Seven Years' Excavations at
Ayanis, Turkey. Prof Altan
Cilingiroglu, Ege University,
Izmir, Turkey. MOA theatre gallery, 8pm. Entrance free. Refreshments. Call 822-2889.
Cecil & Ida Green Visiting
Professor - Chemistry
Some Reasons To Be Interested
In Carbides. Roald Hoffman, John
A. Newman Professor of Physical
Science, Cornell. Chemistry
D225,10am. Awarded Nobel Prize
in 1981. Call 822-5675.
Cecil & Ida Green Visiting
Professor - General Lecture
Molecular Beauty. Roald
Hoffmann, John A. Newman Professor of Physical Science,
Cornell. Chemistry B150.
12:30pm. Awarded Nobel Prize in
1981. Call 822-5675.
Tuesday, Feb. 27
Economics Seminar
Equitable And Incentive Compatible Cost-Sharing. H. Moulin.
Host, Guofu Tan. Buchanan D.
block, room 225, 4pm. Paper
available in Economics reading
room. Call 822-2876.
Animal Science Seminar
Pair Formation And Reproductive        Endocrinology        Of
Canvasback Ducks. Cynthia
Bluhm, Delta Waterfowl Research
Station, Delta, Manitoba.
MacMillan 160. 12:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-4593.
Medical Genetics Seminar
The Genetics Of Asthma. Dr. Peter
Pare, Medicine, UBC. Wesbrook 201.
4:30-5:30pm. Refreshments at 4pm
in Wesbrook 226. Call 822-5312.
Statistics Seminar
Probabilistic Earthquake Hazard
Analysis. Dieter Weichert, GSC-
Victoria-Pacific Geoscience Centre. CSCI 301, 4-5:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-0570.
Food Science Seminar
Caviar Production, Processing, Quality, Shelf-life. Vulf Stemin, formerly
with BC Research. Food Science 37.
3-4:30pm. Call 822-3404.
Botany Seminar
Plant Responses To Herbivory: Investigating The Impact Of Clipping Intensity And Fertilizer Availability On The Herbaceous Species In the Boreal Forest. Samantha
Hicks, M.Sc candidate. Botany.
BioSciences 2000, 12:30- 1:30pm.
Call 822-2133.
Pharmaceutaical Sciences
Stereoselective Pharmocokinetics
Of Fluoxetine In Pregnant Sheep.
John Kim, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. IRC#3, 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-4645.
Oceanography Seminar
Paleoclimate Records From Corals. Rob Dunbar. Rice U.
BioSciences 1465, 3:30pm. Call
Creative Writing Seminar
How We Got Here, Where We're
Going. Screenwriting with authors
Dennis Foon and Hart Hanson.
Creative Writing, 4th floor.
12:30pm. Call Linda Svendsen,
The Laird Lectureship in
A Chemical And Theoretical Approach To Bonding On Surfaces.
Roald Hoffmann, John A. Newman.
Professor of Physical Science.
Cornell. Chemistry B250, lpm.
Refreshments from 12:40pm. Call
Green College Speaker Series
Gender Science And Development
In Indonesia. Hilda Ching. Eastern Indonesia Universities Project.
SFU. Green College coach house.
5:30-6pm. Reception in Graham
House, 4:45-5:30pm. Call 822-
Continuing Studies Lecture
International Science—Academic
Experts Giving Perspectives On
World Events. Hotel Georgia, York
room, 12:05-1:30pm. Continues
to March 26 (5 Tuesdays). $55
(seniors $35). Bring lunch. Call
Centre for Korean Research
Korea Day - An Afternoon Of Traditional Korean Music. CK Choi
conference room, 2:30-5pm. Call
Wednesday, Feb. 28
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hormone Replacement Therapy In
Breast Cancer. Maryanne Lindsay,
Pharm.D. student, Div. of Clinical
Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharm. Sciences. Vancouver Hospital/HSC,
Koerner Pavilion G279, 4:30-
5:30pm. Call 822-4645.
Continuing Studies Seminar
Explorations Of Race And Violence
In Cinema. Stephen Lee. Carr Hall
conference room, 7:30-9:30pm. Con
tinues to April 3, (6 Wednesdays).
$70. Call 822-1450.
Women's Studies Seminar
For Being A Class "Bad" Girl: Working Class Families, Delinquent
Daughters, And The Family Court.
Franca Iocavetta, History, U of T.
Centre for Research in Women's
Studies and Gender Relations,
3:30-5pm. Call 822-9171.
Issues In Post Secondary
Education Seminar
Technology, Open Learning And
Distance Education: Impact On
The Structure Of Post-Secondary
Education. Tony Bates. Continu
ing Education. Green College coach
house. 2-5pm. Call 822-6067.
19th Century Colloquium
Work And Wonder In Children's
Literature. Margaret Blom, English, Sheila Egoff, Library and
Kieran Kealy. English. Moderator
Wilhelm Emilsson, English. Green
College coach house, 8-10pm. Call
Geography Colloquium
Soils And Global Change. Les
Lavkulich, Soil Science. Geography 201, 3:30pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-4929.
Classical Studies Lecture
Sweeter Than Honey: The Problem
Of Anger Control Among The
Greeks And Romans. William V.
Harris, History, Columbia.
Buchanan D244, 1:30pm. Call
Microbiology and
Immunology Seminar Series
Negative Hemopoietic Regulators
In Normal And Leukemic
Granulocytes. KarimAbdel-Kader.
Microbiology and Immunology.
Wesbrook 201. 12:30-1:30pm. Call
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Upper Airway Anatomy As A Predictor Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Dr. F. Ryan. 2775 Heather St.. 3rd
floor conference room. 5-6pm. Call
Ecology Seminar
Effects Of Viral Disease On Individual Performance And Population Dynamics Of Western Tent
Caterpillars. Lome Rothman. Zoology. Host Dr. Judy Myers. Family/Nutritional Sciences 60.
4:30pm. Refreshments in Hut B-8
at 4:10pm. Call 822-3957.
Surgery Grand Rounds
The National Blood Inquiry. What
Is Happening And Where Do We
Stand? Dr. Gerry H. Growe. Vancouver Hospital/HSC. GF Strong
auditorium, 7am. Call 875-4136.
Faculty Financial Planning
Lecture Series
1996: What Lies In Store For BC
Consumers. Richard Allen. Credit
Union Central Of BC. Hennings 201,
12:30-l:20pm. Call 822-1433.
Scholarly Colloquia
Madness And Method: Ethics And
Politics Of Research On Mental
Illness In Prisons. Prof. David Allen,
Nursing, UW. Vancouver Hosp/
HSC. UBC Pavilion T206. 4:30-
6:30pm. Call 822-7453.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Osteoporosis Pearls 1996: New
Nuggets On Non-Steroidals. Drs.
J. Wade and S. Huang. Vancouver
Hospital/HSC, Eye Care Centre
auditorium, 2550 Willow, 7-8am.
Call 875-4111 local 66276.
Noon Hour Concert
Jane Coop, piano. Music recital
hall, 12:30pm. $2.50 at the door.
Call 822-5574.
Research Seminar
Whose Experience? Postmodern Critiques OfPhenomenological Research
On Clients Experience. David Allen.
Nursing. UW. Vancouver Hospital/
HSC. UBC Pavilion T206. 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-7453.
Thursday, Feb. 29
Genetics Graduate Program
Function Of Polycomb Genes In
Drosophila. Hugh Brock, Zoology.
Wesbrook 201, 4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-8764.
Too Much Of A Good Thing: The
Economics Of Investment In Research and Development. Chad
Jones, Stanford. Buchanan D
block 225. 4pm. Call 822-2876.
Centre for Chinese Research
Yin Yang Philosophy And Modern
Decision Theory: Using Binary
Archetypes For Establishing Organizational Compatibility. Mondo
Secter, IAR honorary research associate. CK Choi conference room,
12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.
Pathogenic Bacterial Exploitation
Of Host Cell Processes. B. Finlay,
Microbiology. Copp 2002. lpm.
Call 822-2083.
Invited Speaker Seminar
Discrepancy Theory And Computational Geometry. Bernard
Chazclle, Computer Science Dept.,
Princeton. CICSR/CS 208. 4pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-3061.
Physics Colloquium
Soap Films: The Inside Story. Joel
Stavans, Weizmann Institute.
Hennings 201. 4pm. Call 822-3853.
Philosophy Colloquium
Optimists. Pessimists, and
Compatibilist Fatalists. Paul
Russell. Buchanan D202.1-
2:30pm. Call 822-3292.
Medieval & Renaissance
Studies & Italian Studies
A Celebration Of The Poetry Of
John Donne: Texts, Commentary
And Music. Paul Stanwood and
Bryan Gooch, English. Green College, reception room Graham
House. 4:30-6:30pm and 8- 10pm.
Call 822-6067.
Students for Forestry
Awareness Speaker Series
The Purpose of CORE. Stewart
Culbertson, Commission on Resources and the Environment.
MacMillan 166, 12:30pm. Refreshments. Call 274-4730.
Innovative Thinking and
Creative Problem Solving
Applied Sciences Continuing Education Course For Professionals.
Paul Tinari. Point Grey Golf and
Country Club, 9am-5pm. Continues March 1. $400. Call 822-3347.
Friday, March 1
Chemical Engineering
Modelling Submicron Aerosol Agglomerate Formation. Steven
Royak. grad. student. ChemEng
206, 3:30pm. Refreshments
3:15pm in room 204. Call 822-
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Platelet Activation Markers In
Vascular Diseases. Dr. Dana
Devine, Pathology. IRC#3, 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-4645.
Law And Society Seminar
Student Conference On Law And
Society Issues. Green College
coach house, 8am-6pm. Call 822-
Economics Seminar
Competing For Claims To Property. Stergios Skaperdas. UC -
Irvine. Buchanan D225, 4pm.
Call 822-2876.
Theoretical Chemistry
A New Regularity For Liquids:
Origins And Consequences. S.
Alavi. Dept. of Chemistry. Chemistry D402. 4pm. Call 822-3266.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar Series
Governance Issues In The Workers' Compensation System. Mark
Thompson, Dept. of Commerce
and Business Administration.
Vancouver Hospital/HSC.
Koerner Pavilion G279. 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-9595.
Centre for Korean Research
Why Toyotomi Hideyoshi Invaded
Korea In 1592: Korea-Japan Relations In The Sixteenth Century. Namlin Hur. Asian Studies.
CK Choi conference room. 3:30-
5pm. Call 822-2629.
Book Lecture
Navigating In Cyberspace: A
Guide For The New Millennium.
Frank Ogden. UBC Bookstore.
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2665.
19th Century Colloquium
The Great War And The Assault
On The Civilizing Mission Ideology. Michael Adas. Rutgers.
Green College coach house.
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-6067.
Green College & History
Information And Technology And
Empire. Geoffrey Parker. Yale;
Michael P. Adas, Rutgers. Green
College coach house, 2:30-6pm.
Registration and dinner call 822-
Grand Rounds
Bone Marrow Transplantation
For The Treatment Of Lysosomal
The UBC Reports Calendar lists university-related or
university-sponsored events on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland.
Calendar items must be submitted on forms available from the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251 Cecil
Green Park Road, Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1. 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 March 7 issue of UBC Reports —
which covers the period March 10 to March 23 — is
noon, February 27. UBC Reports ■ February 22, 1996 5
February 25 through March 9
And Peroxisomal Diseases. Dr.
William Krivit, Paediatrics. Minnesota. GF Strong auditorium,
8:30am. Call 875-2307.
Health Care And
Epidemiology Rounds
To Be Or Not To Be In The ER In
Winnipeg: A New Wrinkle In Participatory Research. Sam Sheps
and Morris Barer. Mather 253, 9-
10am. Call 822-2772.
Intercultural Film Studies
Bergman and Feminism. Marilyn
Johns Blackwell. Ohio State.
Buchanan penthouse, 12:30pm.
Call 822-5546/822-3753.
Intercultural Studies
When World Views Collide: Values Orientations As A Bridge To
Conflict Resolutions. Kurt Russo
and Curt DuBois. Kluckhohn
Centre for the Study of Values.
Buchanan penthouse. 7pm. Call
Karen at 822-2753.
Saturday, March 2
Vancouver Institute
What's A Nice Country Like Us
Doing In A Place Like This. Kim
Campbell. IRC#2. 8:15pm. Call
822-3131 during normal business hours.
Faculty Women's Club
Social Event
Spring Pot Luck Party And Social
Evening. Cecil Green Park House.
7pm. Reservations, call 224-
Intercultural Studies - A
Perspective Workshop
The Value Orientation Method.
Kurt Russo and Curt DuBois.
Kluckhohn Centre for the Study
ofValues. Buchanan penthouse.
9am-4pm. Continues March 3.
First Nations House of Learning.
9am-12pm. Registration $30.
Call Karen 822-2753.
Jazz Workshop
The Hal Galper Trio. Music recital hall, 2pm. Call 822-5574.
Psychiatry Conference
Shared Fantasies As
Transgenerational Myths: A Psychoanalytic Perspective; And
Gender And Sex: Psychological
And Cultural Scripts. Wall Centre Garden Hotel. Call 822-7971.
Jazz Concert
The Hal Galper Trio. Music recital hall, 8pm. Adult: $12. Student/senior $7. Groups (5 or
more) $5. Call 822-5574.
Sunday, March 3
Green College
Performing Arts
Green College Talent Night.
Green College great hall, 8pm.
Call 822-6067.
Monday, March 4
Health Care Seminar
New Structure And Organizations in Health. Etta Richmond.
Chilliwack General Hospital.
Mather 253. 7-9pm. Call 980-
Astronomy Seminar
Gravitational Lensing By Galaxy
Clusters. Gregory Fahlman.
Hennings318.4pm. Refreshments
from 3:30pm. Call 822-2696/822-
Zoology Seminar
Energetics Of Fish Larvae.
Wolfgang Wieser. Institut fur
Zoologie und Limnologie. Austria. BioSciences 2449, 4:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-3372.
Mechanical Engineering
Challenges In University Research.
Martha Salcudean. Assoc. VP, Research. CEME 1202. 3:30-4:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-3904.
Science and Society Seminar
Dissociative Fugues: The Body
Language Of Oppressed Males. Ian
Hacking. Inst, of History and Philosophy of Science, U ofT. Green
College coach house. 8pm. Call
Centre for Intercultural
Language Studies & Medieval
& Renaissance Studies
Travel And Translation: England
And The Italian Renaissance.
Kenneth Bartlett, UofT. Buchanan
tower. English Dept. lounge, 5th
floor. 3:30pm. Call 822-4436.
Philosophy Colloquium
Aristotelian Categories And Domain Specific Modules. Ian Hacking. U of T. Buchanan penthouse.
4-6pm. Call 822-3292.
Tuesday, March 5
Botany Seminar
Morphogenesis In Acetabularia:
Experiment And Theory. Jacques
Dumas, PhD candidate. Botany.
BioSciences 2000, 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-2133.
Oceanography Seminar
Puget Sound Region Plankton: A
Void In Our Estuarine Understanding. Jan Newton. BioSciences
1465. 3:30pm. Call 822-2821.
Intercultural Language
Studies &  Medieval &
Renaissance Studies
The European Renaissance: A
Model For Intercultural Studies.
Kenneth Bartlett. U of T. Green
College coach house, 12:30pm.
Call 822-4436.
Creative Writing Seminar
How We Got Here. Where We're
Going. Non-fiction with authors
Zsuzsi Gartner and Brian Preston.
Creative Writing, Buchanan E, 4th
floor. f2:30pm. Call Linda
Svendsen 822-3058.
Green College Speaker Series
What Do People Mean When They
Say That A Mental Disorder Is, Or
Is Not Real. Ian Hacking. Institute
of History and Philosophy of Science. U of T. Green College coach
house, 5:30-6:30pm. Reception in
Graham House 4:45-5:30pm. Call
Wednesday, March 6
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Alternative Therapy In Ulcerative
Colitis. Christine Hughes.
Pharm.D student. Vancouver Hospital/HSC, Koerner Pavilion G279,
4:30-5:30pm. Call 822-4645.
Centre for Japanese
Research Seminar
The Quality Of Japanese Urban
Life. David Edgington, Geography.
CK Choi conference room, 12:30-
2pm. Call 822-2629.
Pro Seminar for PhD
students in Interdisciplinary
Interdisciplinary Studies And PhD
Candidacy Exams. Green college
coachhouse, 5pm. Call822-6067.
Microbiology & Immunology
Seminar Series
T Cell Development In CD2 and
p59fyn Knock-Out Mice. Hung-
Sia Teh. Wesbrook 201. 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Sleep Disordered Breathing. Dr.
F. Series. Laval. 2775 Heather St.,
3rd floor conference room, 5-6pm.
Call 875-5653.
Ecology and Centre for
Biodiversity Seminars
Microbial Diversity: Research And
Reward. Joe McDermott and Vivian
Miao. West-East Centre. Family/
Nutritional Sciences 60, 4:30pm.
Refreshments in Hut B8, 4:10pm.
Call 822-3957.
Recent Developments In Poland
And The Question Of European
Security. Tadeusz Diem, Polish
ambassador. Buchanan A204.
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-5969.
Faculty Financial Planning
Death. Property And The Law.
Keith Farquhar. Faculty of Law.
Hennings 201, 12:30-1:20pm. Call
Creative Writing
Reading. Tomson Highway, playwright. Frederic Wood Theatre.
12:30-l:30pm. Call 822-0699.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
The Future Of Orthopaedics In
Canada: Your Future In Orthopaedics. Barry Baker (C.O.F.). Dr.
R.W. McGraw, Dr. P.H. Wright.
Vancouver Hospital/HSC. Eye
Care auditorium. Call 875-4111
local 66276.
Opera Panel Discussion
The Mystery Of The Makropulos
Case. Susan Bennett, Milena
Jande, John Mitchell, Vancouver
Opera; Andrew Busza, English.
Buchanan penthouse, 12:30pm.
Call 822-4060.
Noon Hour Concert
Carolyn Cole, violin; Rebecca
Whitling, violin; Stephen Wilkes,
viola; Reginald Quiring, viola; Lee
Duckies, violoncello: Kenneth
Friedman, bass. Music recital hall,
12:30pm. $2.50 at the door. Call
Thursday, March 7
Genetics Graduate Program
Sex Determination In Drosophila.
Bruce Baker, Biological Sciences,
Stanford. Wesbrook 201, 4:30pm.
Call 822-8764.
Physiology Seminar
Mapping Synaptic Signals To Single
Synapses. Tim Murphy, Psychiatry.
Copp 2002, lpm. Call 822-2083.
Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology Seminar
Cromatin Re-Modelling Complexes
Involved In Control Of Cell Fate. John
Tamkun, Biological Sciences, UC-
SantaCruz. IRC#3.3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-9871.
Philosophy Colloquia
Reason, Nature, And Foraging For
The Truth. Karen Pilkington. SFU.
Buchanan D202, 1-2:30pm. Call
Physics Colloquium
Advanced Design, Epilaxial Growth
And Device Processing For Ultra-
High-Speed (>40 GHz) Directly-
Modulated Semiconductor Lasers.
John Ralston, Spectra Diode Labs.
Hennings 201, 4pm. Call 822-3853.
Woodward Lecture Series
Globalization And The Convergence Of Nations: What Does History Tell Us? Jeffrey G. Williamson,
Harvard. Buchanan A102, 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-5661.
Green College Speaker Series
The Truth In Fiction: Marx And
Weber On The Genealogy Of "Economic Man." Thomas Kemple, Sociology. Green College coach house,
5:30pm. Call 822-6067.
Students for Forestry
Awareness Speaker Series
The Role Of Rural Communities In
The Forest Debates. Ben Parfitt, free
lance reporter and co-author of
Forestopia. MacMillan 166.12:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 274-4730.
Your UBC Forum
The First Year Experience. SUB
Conversation Pit. 12:30-2:30pm.
CallNamiko Kunimotoat 822-3092.
Multidisciplinary Conference
on Integrated Service
Together For Children And Youth.
Keynote Speaker: Fran Grunberg.
director of Child Protection Service. BC. Graduate Student Centre,
9am-4pm. Continues March 8. Call
Dr.William McKee 822-6572.
Friday, March 8
Chemical Engineering
Design, Characterization And
Scale-Up Of Affinity Chromatography Column Based On CBDcex,
Beatriz Rodriguez, grad student.
ChemEng 206, 3:30pm. Refreshments at 3:15 in room 204. Call
Economics Seminar
Globalization, Inequality And History. Jeffrey G. Williamson,
Harvard. Buchanan D225. 4pm.
Call 822-2876.
Theoretical Chemistry
Application Of Gas Kinetic Theory
To Premixed Laminar Flames. D.G.
Napier. Chemistry. Chemistry
D402. 4pm. Call 822-3266.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar
Workplace Characteristics Associated
With Reduction In Hand/Arm And
Back Symptoms In Office Workers.
Nancy Nelson, epidemiologist, Washington State Dept. of Labor and Industries. Vancouver Hospital/HSC,
Koerner Pavilion G279. 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-9595.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Role Of Cyclic GMP-Dependent
Protein Kinase In The Regulation
Of Cardiac Contractibility. Karen
Macdonell. grad student". IRC#3.
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-4645.
Politiical Science Seminar
Democracy InThe European Union. Roland Axtmann, Aberdeen.
Angus penthouse, 3-4:30pm. Call
Canadian Studies Lecture
Plain Peoples' Country: An Alternative National History. Gerry
Friesen. History. Manitoba.
Buchanan B212. 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-5193.
Grand Rounds
Syncope. Dr. Marion Tipple, director. Electrophysiology Lab..
Children's Hospital. GF Strong
auditorium. 9am. Call 875-2307.
Health Care &
Epidemiology Rounds
EMF And Occupational Exposure. Dr. Doug Hamm. director.
B.C. Government Employee
Health Services. Mather 253". 9-
10am. Call 822-2772.
UBC Chamber Strings. Gerald
Stanick, director. Music recital
hall. 8pm. Free. Call 822-3113.
Saturday, March 9
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Dealing With The Challenge Of Globalization: The Long View. Professor Jeffrey Williamson. Economics.
Harvard. IRC#2. 8:15pm. Call 822-
3131 during regular business
Library Workshops
UBC Library offers more than 100
workshops each term on how to
search UBCLIB, the Library's
online catalogue/information system and how to search electronic
periodical indexes and abstracts.
Call or visit individual branches
and divisions for course descriptions and schedules.
Badminton Drop-In
Faculty/Staff/Grad Students are
welcome at the Student Recreation Centre. Mondays. 6:30-8pm.
and Wednesdays. 6:45-8:15pm.
Bring your library card. Cancellations: ratkay@unix.infoserve.net or
call 822-6000.
Faculty. Staff and Grad Student
Volleyball Group. Every Monday
and Wednesday. Osborne Centre.
Gym A. 12:30:1:30pm. No fees.
Drop-ins and regular attendees
welcome for friendly competitive
games. Call 822-4479 or
The Morris and Helen Belkin
Art Gallery
Current exhibitions: Jan 27 - March
2, 1996. Rodney Graham: also
showing is Robert Filliou: From
Political to Poetical Economy Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday
10am-5pm and Saturday. 12-5pm.
1825 Main Mall. Call 822-2759.
Faculty Development
Would you like to talk with an
experienced faculty member, one
on one, about your teaching concerns? Call the Centre for Faculty
Development and Instructional
Services at 822-0828 and ask for
the Teaching Support Group.
Fitness Appraisal
Comprehensive physiological assessment program available to
students, staff, and the general
public.Takes approximately one
hour and encompasses detailed
training prescription. Students
S50. other $60. Call 822-4356.
Stress Study
Are you a female clerical worker
experiencing work related stress?
Help us learn more about how
individuals cope with stress. Volunteer and participate in a 2 hour
group discussion concerning
stressful events related to your
job. Call Bonita Long, Counselling Psychology at 822-9199.
Chronic Low Back Pain
Women 19 years of age or older,
who have had low back pain for
at least 6 months, experience
back pain on a daily basis, and
have a spouse or partner living
with them, are invited to participate in a Counselling Psychology
research project aimed at understanding what factors help or
hinder people's ability to manage
pain. One interview, and questionnaires to be completed every
day for 30 days. Call 987-3574.
All information confidential.
Parents in Long-Term Care
Daughters with a parent in a care
facility are invited to participate.
Study focuses on the challenges
of visiting/providing care and its
effect on well-being. Involves interviews/responses to questionnaires. Call Allison, Counselling
Psychology at 946-7803.
Surplus Equipment
Recycling Facility
Weekly sales of furniture, computers, scientific etc. Wednesdays.
noon-5pm. SERF, 2352 Health Sciences Mall. Call 822-2582. 6 UBC Reports • February 22, 1996
Environmental Programs 1995 Annual Report
Dept. of Health Safety and Environment
Key Accomplishments in 1995:
• Emergency Scenario
• 3 Meetings of Advisory Committee
• Pilot Environmental Compliance
• Expansion of Hazardous Waste
Reduction Initiatives
• Development of Campus Wide
Computerized Waste Tracking
• Review and Update of Hazardous
Waste Disposal Procedures
• Draft of Waste Minimization
Check Lists.for Photoprocessors
and Mechanical/Electrical Shops
Environmental Programs consists of
environmental compliance, hazardous
waste management, and emergency
preparedness programs. The group is
responsible for developing and implementing environmental controls on
campus required for compliance with
regulations and policy. Its mandate
includes developing and implementing:
• The UBC environmental management systems and reporting structures. This includes regular reporting
to the Board ofGovernors Health.
Safety and Environment Committee.
and the UBC community at large.
• Environmental compliance auditing
and regulatory liaison.
• Hazardous waste reduction initiatives including solvent recovery and
chemical exchange.
• Training and awareness programs.
• The safe collection, storage and
disposal of chemical and
biohazardous waste from all teaching, research, and operations
Key Accomplishments in 1995
• Emergency Scenario
An emergency response scenario was
conducted in June at the Environmental Services Facility. The exercise
tested the emergency plan of the
facility, as required by BC Environment. In addition, it examined interagency emergency communication
capabilities at UBC, and protocols for
prioritizing injured and transferring
them from one response organization
to another.
• Environmental Programs Advisory
This committee, formed in 1994,
reports to the Vice President Research, and is comprised of representatives of faculties and operating
departments. The committee reviews
the progress of UBC's Environmental
Management Program, and makes
recommendations on UBC activities
and issues related to environmental
compliance. The Committee met on 3
occasions in 1995 and dealt with
issues pertaining to environmental
auditing, and storage tank management.
• Environmental Compliance Audits
Procedures, protocols and audit
forms were developed in the first six
months of 1995. Seventeen pilot
audits were conducted throughout
the year in various volunteer departments. The audits have been well
received by participating departments.
• Computerized Waste Tracking System
The computerized waste tracking and
inventory system was expanded to
cover solvent and biohazardous
waste generated on campus. Two
hundred generators of hazardous
waste are registered.
• Hazardous Waste Reduction
The solvent recovery program expanded from a monthly production of
250L/month in December 1994 to
400L/month in December 1995.
Recoverable solvent streams now
include, methanol, ethanol. acetone,
acetonitrile. xylene and
The pilot Chemical Exchange Program was developed throughout 1995
and diverted approximately 700Kg of
hazardous materials destined for
disposal. The photochemical waste
treatment and disposal program
treated 4.717L of material in 1995.
An increase of over 250% on 1994.
• Hazardous Waste Disposal
A review of all hazardous waste
disposal procedures was completed
by members of the Hazardous Waste
Management Team. These updated
procedures were included in the
"Generic Safety Manual" produced by
Health. Safety & Environment that is
being distributed to all Safety Committees on campus.
• Waste Minimization Check Lists
Waste Minimization Check Lists were
drafted for photoprocessing units and
mechanical/electrical shops by
members of the Hazardous Waste
Management Team.
Environmental Awareness
Substance Assessment Pact
The Department of Health, Safety and
Environment continued in 1995 to
produce "Substance Assessment Fact
Sheets". These fact sheets contain
information summarized from Environment Canada reports and examine
environmental and human health
effects of many widely used substances. In 1995, the list of fact sheets
was expanded to include:
• dichloromethane
• benzene
• aniline and
• arsenic
Environmental Newsletter
(Waste Watchers)
Three issues of the environmental
newsletter - Waste Watchers were
produced and distributed in 1995 by
the Hazardous Waste Management
Team. The newsletter received numerous inquiries and praise. Articles in
1995 included:
• PCB's
• Household Hazardous Waste
• Plastic Packaging
• Solvent Recovery Updates
• The Green Office
• Glass Waste Revised Procedures
• Waste Tracking System
• Environmental Responsibility
• Chemical Exchange Program
• Environmental Auditing at UBC
• Paint Collection
• Wastes Not Accepted by the GVRD
Hazardous Waste Management
Team (HWMT)
Members ofthe team in 1995 were:
John Metras and Mary Jean O'Donnell,
Waste Reduction Program: Diana
Hastings, Wood Science: Ron Aamodt,
Randy Alexander, Donna Ashick, Mark
Aston. Nairn Hay and Dorit Mason,
Health, Safety and Environment.
As well as producing the Waste Watch
ers newsletter, the team completed a
revision of hazardous waste disposal
procedures at UBC. Many areas were
updated and several additions were
made. The revised procedures are being
distributed by the Department of
Health, Safety and Environment.
The team developed draft versions of
"Waste Minimization Check Lists" for
photographic processing areas and
mechanical/electrical shops. These 1 to
2 page draft check lists were designed
for easy completion and distribution to
the appropriate work places. The
sheets provide ideas for reducing the
amount of hazardous waste generated.
National Round Table Report
Environmental Programs forwarded
information requested by the National
Round Table on the Environment and
the Economy for the report titled "A
Practical Introduction to Environmental
Management on Canadian Campuses".
The report utilizes many of UBC's
environmental initiatives as examples
throughout the report.
Environmental Services Facility
To increase awareness concerning the
environmental initiatives undertaken at
the Environmental Services Facility,
facility staff conducted numerous tours
to a variety of groups in 1995 including:
• Dunbar Residents Association
• Board of Governors
• University Chemical Safety Committee
• Fraser Valley School Teachers
• Visiting scientists and hazardous
waste administrators from Indonesia
• Individual members of the local
Environmental Award
In 1995 the second Environmental
Programs Award was presented from
President Strangway to Ms. Diana
Hastings and the Department of Wood
Science. The award recognized their
continuing efforts to consider environmental issues in day to day activities,
their active role in assisting Environmental Programs in developing several
hazardous waste reduction initiatives,
and assisting with the development of
the environmental compliance audits.
Seminars And Training
During 1995. members ofthe Environmental Programs group developed
course modules on hazardous waste
management, minimization, and emergency preparedness. These were presented as part of the Chemical-Safety
and Bio-Safety courses as well as in
various departmental training seminars
presented to new graduate students.
Besides these formal training sessions,
the Environmental Programs group was
involved in informal training with
members of the University community.
The Environmental Seminar Series in
1995 had five speakers and a variety of
topics. The titles ofthe 1995 seminars
• "Flavour ofthe Month" Toxics and our
Perception of Risk, Shona Kelly,
Health Care & Epidemiology
• Business and the Environment: A
Case for Proactive Action, Malcolm
Metcalfe, Manager, Environmental
Affairs, Canadian Airlines
• The Cariboo Mountains Slide Show,
Doug Radies, Cariboo Mountains
Wilderness Coalition
• International Law of the Sea: Salmon
and the West Coast Crisis, Richard
Paisley, Westwater Research and
• The Future of Solid Waste Management: Rethink. Reduce. Reuse,
Recycle and Compost. John Metras.
UBC Waste Reduction Coordinator
A new course was developed entitled
'Environmental Responsibility at UBC.
This was a follow up lo the 1994 course
titled 'Meeting Environmental Goals at
UBC. The seminar course was developed and offered in 1995 to help
employees and supervisors understand
their responsibilities relating to environmental regulations and UBC's new
Environmental Compliance Policy.
Discussions centered on the policy's
implications for University departments
and employees.
In addition, informal training and
valuable job experience was provided to
four work study students and one
"Greening the Campus" fourth year
undergraduate through several initiatives at the Environmental Services
Environmental Services Facility
Following the reorganization in 1994
which integrated the hazardous waste
disposal activities with several new
hazardous waste reduction initiatives,
the name ofthe facility was officially
changed from "Chemical Waste Disposal Facility" to "Environmental
Services Facility".
The major focuses of the Facility in
1995 were to.
• systematic integration ofthe computerized tracking system throughout
• document and update work procedures
• continue to integrate hazardous
waste disposal with hazardous waste
reduction initiatives
• continue to expand hazardous waste
reduction initiatives
Computerized Waste Tracking
The computerized hazardous waste
tracking system which was designed
and developed in 1994, was implemented and gradually integrated into
UBC's daily activities. The system uses
the latest in bar-coding technology to
track the life cycle of materials entering
the facility: starting from the time they
enter to final disposition. The system
allows for improved inventory control,
material management, records keeping
and invoicing procedures. In addition,
it can be used to summarize the areas
where the materials originate.
Throughout the year. 200 principle
generators of hazardous waste across
campus were registered on the system.
All solvent and biohazardous waste is
now fully tracked using this system.
Pathological Incinerator
Following the modifications made in
1994. operating procedures were revamped to reduce the air emissions
resulting from operation. As a result,
the incinerator passed the Greater
Vancouver Regional District's air
emission tests in all categories (HC1,
particulate, and flow rate). The University maintains compliance with these
parameters to ensure that the incinerator remains permitted by the B.C
Ministry of Environment and the
Greater Vancouver Regional District.
Biohazardous Waste Disposal
The amount of biohazardous waste
disposed of at the ESF in 1995 is
shown in Table 1. The total amount UBC Reports ■ February 22, 1996 7
Environmental Programs 1995 Annual Report
Total (Kg)
Delisted Radioactive
Totals (Kg)
Table 1:       Biohazardous Waste Disposal In 1995.
Totals (kg x 1000)
- Pathological
- Infectious
■ Delisted Radioactive
Figure 1: Reduction In Biohazardous Waste At UBC, 1992-1995.
processed decreased over last year by
approximately 30%. About half of this
reduction is attributable to the University Hospital which has decreased the
quantity of material sent for disposal at
the ESF. The other 14% is due to
reduced amounts of waste received
from UBC facilities.
Figure 1 illustrates the trends in
biohazardous waste received from UBC
alone. While there was an increase in
1994, the overall biohazardous waste
received by the facility has decreased
by 12.5% over the past 4 years. Quantities of pathological and delisted
radioactive waste have declined, sharps
and needles have remained fairly
constant, and infectious waste has
increased slightly.
Overall the ESF currently processes
nearly 50% less biohazardous waste
than it did in 1992.
Solvent Waste Disposal
The amount of solvent waste received
at the facility in 1995 is shown in Table
2 below. The total amount received was
27,413 L which was an increase of
578L over 1994. Of this material
24,188L was destined for disposal by
Laidlaw Environmental Services.
Waste Chemical Neutralization
Certain hazardous wastes are segregated for neutralization at the Facility.
Primarily these materials are simple
acids/bases and various low toxicity
inorganic salts. In 1995, 40Kg of solid
waste and 1.701L of liquid waste was
neutralized. These materials are then
released into the sewer system under
permit from the Greater Vancouver
Regional District.
Lab-Packed Chemicals
One thousand and sixty kilograms of
lab-packed chemicals were sent to
the Facility to be packaged for off-site
disposal in 1995. This is a reduction
of almost 75% on the amount received in 1994. These materials were
handled and disposed by TriWaste
Reduction Services. Following treatment and neutralization it is estimated that only 25% of this material
Solvent breakdown
Chlorinated (L)
Non-Chlorinated (L)
Percentage of non-chlorinated solvent
Table 2:   Solvent Waste Received at the Environmental Services Facility,
* Other includes non university departments on campus, e.g. Biomedical Research
Center. TRIUMF...
PCB Contaminated Material
1991           1992
1993        1994
Transformers/other (Kg)
2.172                 0
160            81
Oil (litres)
1,050            320
0            81
Light ballasts (Kg)
1.691          1,294
3,577      3,436
Amount of PCB contaminated material stored prior to 1991 (Kg)
Total amount of PB contaminated material stored
on site (Kg)
Table 3: PCB Contaminated Materials in Storage at the Environmental
Services Facility.
was sent to a hazardous waste
Waste Oil
Non-PCB contaminated oil sent to the
Facility for disposal amounted to 600L.
This is a reduction of 80% compared
with the amount received in 1994. The
oil was sent to Mohawk for recycling.
Approximately 2.8 tonnes of batteries
were sent to the facility for disposal.
This is a 16% increase on the amount
received in 1994.
Potentially Explosive Materials
One pick-up of potentially explosive
materials from the UBC campus was
coordinated in 1995. Approximately
40L of material were removed by
Laidlaw Environmental Services.
PCB Contaminated Materials
Table 3 illustrates the amount of
material stored at the Facility which is
contaminated with PCB's since 1991.
The total amount of PCB contaminated
material stored on-site is approximately
23.5 tonnes.
Recovery Programs
The recovery of certain hazardous
wastes generated from the University
can be divided into three main areas.
Recovery of organic solvents, recovery of
silver and treatment of photographic
waste solutions and the exchange of unused chemicals. Each area expanded
greatly in 1995. Approximately 30% of
the chemical waste sent to the facility in
1995 was either treated for safe disposal
on site or recovered for re-use.
Recovery of organic solvents
The amount of solvent recovered in
1995 grew by 184% over last year to
3.225L. By December 1995 over 400L/
month was being recovered. Figure 2
illustrates the increase in the solvent
recovered from 1994 which increased
gradually. The second quarter in 1995
shows a dip in production due to
equipment failure.
Figure 3 shows the breakdown of the
solvents recovered. The most significant increase is in the production of
ethanol. This resulted from establishing
a contract with the Vancouver Hospital
and Health Sciences Center - UBC
Pavilion for 96L/month.
Another significant addition was in the
recovery of dichloromethane. Currently
production is small due to limited reuse potential for the grade presently
produced. In 1996 a "Greening the
Campus" 4th year undergraduate will
be working on improving the recovery
procedures for dichloromethane. It is
hoped that this will lead to improved
purity of the recovered solvent and
greater re-use potential. In addition,
four work study students are also
Figure 2: Growth ofthe Solvent Recovery Program, 1994-1995.
Ethanol Methanol Acetonitrtl     Dichloromethane     Xylene
Figure 3:  Breakdown of Solvents Recovered at the Environmental Services
Facility. 8 UBC Reports ■ February 22, 1996
Environmental Programs 1995 Annual Report
Figure 4: Photographic Waste Treated, 1994-1995.
currently employed on a variety of
other solvent projects all of which
provide excellent work experience.
Another notable success was the
development of separation techniques
to reduce the amount of xylene in
ethanol waste from histology laboratories. The method that was devised now
allows the ethanol to be re-used in the
histology process. Work study students are currently focusing on
increasing the amount of material
recovered from the Department of
Chemistry. In addition, the students
are trying to optimize methods for the
recovery of acetonitrile.
The solvent recovery program provided
a service to 14 departments in 1995:
• Academic Pathology
• Anatomical Pathology
• Anatomy
• BC's Children's Hospital
• Botany
• Biomedical Research Center
• Chemistry
• Dentistry
• Metals and Materials Engineering
• Oceanography
• Pharmaceutical Science
• Plant Science
• Soil Science
• Zoology
Treatment of Photographic Waste
Following proposed legislation by the
Greater Vancouver Regional District,
Environmental Programs established a
program for the collection, treatment
and partial recovery of silver and
photographic waste solutions. Prior to
the program, all photographic waste
solutions were disposed directly into
the sewer without any treatment. In
1995 the amount of photographic
waste solutions sent to the facility
increased by 256% over 1994 volumes
to 4,717 liters (figure 4). It is anticipated that the majority of the photographic waste generated at UBC is now
being handled by the Facility.
Material was received from the 17
departments listed below:
• Acute Care Unit
• Anatomy
• Biochemistry
• Biotechnology
• Botany
• Biomedical Research Center
• Dentistry
• Forestry
• Geography
• Media Services
• Medical Genetics
• Metals and Materials Engineering
• Microbiology
• Oral Biology
• Psychiatry
• Zoology
Pilot Chemical Exchange
The pilot chemical exchange program
which was developed in 1994 by a work
study student was implemented in
1995. The program diverted 438L of
liquid chemicals and 260Kg of solid
chemicals from the waste disposal
stream. These materials were distributed to new users across campus. In
1995 the following departments received free material.
• Pharmacy
• Fisheries Centre
• Pharmaceutical Science
• Chemical Engineering
• Metallurgy
• Mining and Minerals Processing
• Soil Science
• Zoology
• Plant Operations
• Health, Safety & Environment
It is estimated that this redistribution
of material saved the University approximately $2,300.
Money Generated
Disposal Cost
Solvent Recovery
Photowaste Treatment
Chemical Exchange
Chemicals Neutralized
Table 4: Estimated Cost Savings to the University, 1995.
Financial Initiatives
Many of the hazardous waste reduction, treatment and recovery programs
were established from initial capital
funding from the Ministry of Advanced
Education in 1993. Operating funds for
these programs come from University
budgets. While the primary goal of
these programs is to minimize the
environmental impact of the University,
the economic viability of them is also
Table 4 illustrates the financial benefits
resulting from some of these programs.
The money generated is that received
from selling recovered solvent or for
charges to non university departments
on campus for treatment/recovery
It is estimated that approximately 40%
of the additional costs associated with
running these programs is being re-
cooped by the university through these
Environmental Compliance
The environmental compliance audit
program is currently in a pilot stage. In
the first two quarters of 1995, forms
used in the audits and audit procedures were developed. Specific forms
were created for laboratory spaces,
office spaces and facilities. The methods and forms were tested on selected
departments. Through the help of these
voluntary departments, the audit
process has been refined; the time
required to conduct the audits has
been significantly reduced.
The audit process includes.
• introductory meetings
• completion of general space questionnaire
• interviews, walk-through surveys,
and completion of specific site audits
• summary of audits, report generation
• six month reviews of audited areas.
The environmental compliance audits
conducted at the University are phase I
audits. Items investigated during an
audit include the following:
• the presence of hazardous materials
and their usage, storage and disposal
• training of individuals
• reporting mechanisms
• spill response and emergency preparedness
• a historical review.
Areas that were used as test sites for
the pilot audit include:
• Department of Health, Safety and
• Environmental Services Facility
• Department of Wood Science
• Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility
• Plant Operations Warehouse, South
• Plant Operations Transfer Station,
South Campus
• General Services Administration
Building (Financial Services, Human
Resources, Internal Audit, Purchasing, American Express Travel Agency)
• McDonald Research Wing Laboratories located at St. Paul's Hospital
(Pulmonary Research Laboratories,
Cardiovascular Research Laboratories, Critical Care Research Laborato-
In total, 17 pilot audits have been
completed. The audits were summarized into six draft reports which
include recommendations for attaining
compliance with environmental laws
and regulations, as well as University
policy and procedures. Feedback from
individuals involved in the pilot audits
has been positive.
An article entitled Environmental
Compliance Audits and Freedom of
Information was presented at the 13th
Annual College and University Hazardous Waste Conference in August. This
paper summarizes the environmental
compliance audit procedures currently
used at the University and potential
implications of the Freedom of Information Act. The article was well received at
the conference.
Emergency Scenario
An emergency response scenario was
conducted at the Environmental
Services Facility in June of 1995. One
of the objectives of the exercise was to
test the facility emergency plan and
thereby comply with the BC Environment permit. The second priority of the
event was to examine interagency
emergency communication capabilities
at UBC. A third function of this multi-
victim scenario was to examine
protocols for prioritizing the injured
and for transferring the individuals
from one response organization to
As in scenarios conducted in the
previous two years by the Department
of Health, Safety and Environment, the
exercise involved representation from
HSE, Parking and Security, the BC
Ambulance Service, RCMP. and the
University Endowment Lands Fire
Department. This scenario also involved participation from the UBC
Public Affairs Office, Vancouver Hospital & Health Sciences Center - UBC
Pavilion, Hospital Emergency and
Security Departments. St. John's
Ambulance provided realistic make-up
for the actors. Representatives from the
Greater Vancouver Regional District
and BC Ministry of Environment
participated as observers. In total there
were nearly 100 individuals involved in
the scenario.
A debriefing session was held the same
day as the scenario to determine and
discuss areas of concern that arose
during the exercise. Feedback from all
participants was positive and interest
was stated for involvement in future
annual emergency response exercises.
Reportable Spills
In 1995, Environmental Programs
personnel were involved in conducting
investigations of three incidences that
were reportable in nature to the
Ministry of Environment and the
Provincial Emergency Program.
1. February 2, 1995. Approximately 20
gallons of gasoline fuel spilled from
a temporary above ground storage
tank at the Plant Operations
pumping station. The Ministry of
Environment and the Provincial
Emergency Program were contacted.
The site was cleaned by an outside
2. Approximately 100 litres of waste oil
leaked from an unused transformer
stored at the South Campus
warehouse on April 12, 1995. The
incidence was reported to the
Ministry of Environment and the
Provincial Emergency Program.
Contaminated soil was removed and
the site was cleaned by Plant
3. On September 14, 1995 approximately 40 gallons of hydraulic oil
spilled from one of the Plant Operations Garbage trucks. The spill was
contained and cleaned. No contamination was found in nearby storm
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Personal Security Coordinator 1995 Year End Report
Dept. of Health Safety and Environment
Key Accomplishments in 1995:
• Free Personal Security Workshops
for Students through the Women
Students' Office
• "Your UBC" Forum on Campus
Safety sponsored by the Vice
President, Student Si Academic
• AMS Student Safety Audit
• AMS Student Safety Commissioners
• UBC Safety Guide published by
the Women Students' Office
• Personal Security Review Audits
conducted by Local Safety Committees
• Discrimination 81 Harassment
Training by the Equity Office
• Ongoing free Personal Security
Workshops for Employees
through the Personal Security
Coordinator's Office
• "Safer Campuses" Initiative
funding from the Ministry of
Skills, Training &l Labour
• 4 Meetings of the Personal Security Advisory Committee
• "Student Safety at UBC" Report
by Dr. D.H. Currie
• Compliance with WCB Regulations on the Prevention of Violence in the Workplace
The Personal Security Coordinator is
responsible for developing and implementing University-wide personal
security programs, as well as promoting existing and ongoing programs.
The Coordinator is responsible for
coordinating the collections, analysis
and distribution of personal security
information and for assisting with the
resolution of complaints related to
personal security.
The Personal Security Coordinator's
report on the status of UBC's personal
security programs reflects, insofar as
possible, all of the activities underway
at UBC. This Report provides an
overview of current services and
ongoing programs, as well as annotation of the forum and reports on
student safety at UBC.
I. Overview of Current Services
and Ongoing Programs:
1. Personal Security Advisory Committee ("PSAC"):
The PSAC was formed in April 1994
and reports to the Vice President
Administration and Finance. The PSAC
is composed of the following representatives: Associate Vice President,
Equity; Director, Women Students'
Office; Director, Parking & Security
Services; Director, Health Safety &
Environment; Personal Security
Coordinator; AMS Vice President;
Associate Director, Public Affairs;
RCMP; Faculty Association; C.U.P.E.
locals; A.A.P.S.; and the University
Health & Safety Committee. The
PSAC's mandate is to advise on
changes needed in UBC's policies,
procedures and practices which effect
personal security, to develop a personal
security plan for the campus and to
devise personal security training
programs for faculty, staff and students.  In the fall of 1994, the PSAC
presented the UBC Personal Security
Plan to the Board of Governors and the
Plan was published as an insert in the
UBC Reports.  The PSAC is also
responsible for the allocation of the
ongoing Safer Campuses Initiative
funding provided by the provincial
Ministry of Skills, Training & Labour.
2. The Personal Security Coordinator's Office:
a) Personal Security Coordinator:
In the Spring of 1994, UBC created the
full-time permanent position of the
Personal Security Officer in the department of Parking and Security Services.
In the fall of 1994, the position was
moved to the department of Health,
Safety & Environment and re titled the
Personal Security Coordinator. The
Personal Security Coordinator is
primarily involved in administering the
UBC Personal Security Plan and
coordinating and promoting campus
services related to personal security
and safety, including the projects
funded by the Safer Campuses Initiative. Among the Coordinator's responsibilities are coordinating and promoting personal security programs for the
University with a focus on training and
education; developing fact-finding and
reporting mechanisms for personal
security issues and concerns; promoting awareness of UBC services and
recommending procedures to enhance
an effective University response to
incidents; and collecting information
and data about incidents on campus.
The Coordinator is also actively involved in the development of policy
related to the Workers' Compensation
Board Regulations on the prevention of
violence in the workplace and acts as a
liaison with Heads and senior managers of departments, faculties, student
groups and campus and off-campus
security service providers regarding the
resolution of individual complaints and
personal security issues in general.
b) Personal Security Review Audit
The Local Safety Committees conducted personal security review audits
of all the campus buildings in the fall of
1995 under the direction ofthe Personal Security Coordinator, through
partial funding of $3,500.00 from the
1994-1995 Safer Campuses Initiative.
The results ofthe 1995 audits will be
entered in a database and the Personal
Security Coordinator will generate a
report providing an overview of concerns and recommending future
improvements.  As well, the AMS
sponsored a group of students to
conduct random audits of campus
areas frequently travelled by students
during the 1995-1996 school year. The
students consulted with the Personal
Security Coordinator in the development of the audit questionnaire; the
information obtained through the
student audits will be appended to the
personal security review audit report.
Two major audit programs have been
undertaken at UBC prior to 1995:  in
1993, a Campus Safety Plan was
developed to outline a comprehensive
planning strategy on campus safety
through the department of Campus
Planning & Development; another
audit, based on the METRAC Women's
Campus Safety Audit Guide, was
administered jointly by the President's
Advisory Committee on Women's Safety
on Campus and the Safety Committees
in 1992. The current training program
for Local Safety Committee members
includes a component on personal
security and committees are encouraged to resolve ongoing personal
security issues with the help of the
Personal Security Coordinator and
through the continuing informal audit
c) Compliance with WCB Regulations
on Violence in the Workplace:
The Personal Security Coordinator
conducted a risk assessment in compli
ance with the WCB Regulations in the
fall of 1995.  The risk assessment
asked UBC employees to indicate
whether they have experienced an
incident of violence involving a person
other than a UBC employee in their
workplaces and to indicate their level of
training regarding such matters. The
results of the risk assessment survey
have been compiled in a database and
the Personal Security Coordinator will
generate a report indicating areas of
concern.  In conjunction with other
campus units, the Personal Security
Coordinator will develop future training
for preventing violence in the
d)  Personal Security Workshops for
The Personal Security Coordinator
coordinates the Personal Security
Workshop training program for UBC
employees. The Coordinator recruits
and trains volunteers who are current
UBC employees to deliver the 90
minute workshops to interested
departments on campus. The Coordinator maintains statistics on the
number of Personal Security Workshops delivered on campus and the
number of employees that attend the
workshops. To date, over 800 UBC
employees have participated in Personal Security Workshops.  As well, the
Coordinator revises the workshop
materials and updates the information
on an ongoing basis.
3. The Women Students' Office
a) "Safer Campus" Workshops:
The WSO runs the "Safer Campus" Peer
Educator program to increase awareness of safety issues among the UBC
student population.  In consultation
with the Personal Security Coordinator,
the AMS and Student Housing, the
WSO developed Personal Security
Workshops for students funded with
$18,000 ofthe 1994-1995 provincial
Safer Campuses Initiative funding. The
workshops are delivered by student
peer educators to student groups on
request. The Personal Security Workshops are interactive:   participants
discuss their personal security concerns on campus and engage in
scenarios to consider options for
reducing their personal security risks.
The peer educators record the participants' personal security concerns,
comments and complaints and forward
them to the Personal Security Coordinator and to the AMS Safety Commissioners.  The WSO Safer Campus peer
educators also offer Acquaintance
Sexual Assault workshops for students
which involve the screening of a related
video, followed by group discussion and
debriefing. As part of the program, the
student peer educators provide information and increase awareness
through display tables at Orientation
programs and related events such as
Acquaintance Sexual Assault Awareness Day.
b) Safety Guide:
The WSO publishes the 19 page Safety
Guide which was partially funded
through the 1994-1995 Safer Campuses Initiative funding for promotional
material. The Safety Guide contains
relevant information and advice for all
members of the UBC community and is
available on disk for interested institutions and on a "home page" on the
4. The Equity Office:
Under the direction of the Associate
Vice President. Equity, the Equity
Office has administrative responsibility
for employment and educational equity
programs as well as implementation of
UBCs policy on Discrimination and
Harassment. The Equity Office offers
both complaint processing and resolution procedures as well as education
and training to all members of the UBC
community.  With funding from the
1994-1995 Safer Campuses Initiative,
the Equity Office conducted a series of
workshops on discrimination and
harassment awareness during May and
June 1995 for two hundred UBC
administrators, staff, faculty, and
students.  Over 90 percent of participants rated these workshops overall as
"very good" to "excellent" and reported
that they would recommend the
workshop to others.
5. Parking & Security Services:
a) Security Bus Service:
Parking and Security Services operates
the security bus to provide transportation for people concerned about safety
travelling on campus. The Security
Bus is one of the most visible safety
programs at UBC and is heavily used
by both employees and students. The
bus runs weeknights from 4:00 p.m. to
midnight during the academic year.
The bus will pick up passengers at the
entrance to the Main Library or by
prior telephone arrangement.   In the
Spring term of 1996, through funding
provided by the office of the Vice
President, Student and Academic
Services, a second security bus will be
added on a trial basis which will
provide service on a scheduled route
from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., Monday
through Friday nights.  The pilot
service will be operated by Parking &
Security Services and a user survey will
be conducted to determine if a scheduled security bus service should be in
operation at UBC.
b) Education and Awareness:
Parking and Security Services publishes brochures related to safety on
campus:  "Challenging Strangers" and
"Personal Security in the Workplace".
Parking & Security received some funds
from the 1994-1995 Safer Campuses
Initiative to offset the ongoing publishing costs of these pamphlets. As well,
security staff are available to assist the
UBC community regarding issues such
as improved locking and alarm systems.
c) "Rape Aggression Defence" course:
Parking and Security Services provides
self defence training for women on
campus (students, faculty and staff)
through the "Rape Aggression Defence"
course, which received partial funding
from the 1994-1995 Safer Campuses
Initiative to offset the initial start-up
costs of the course.
d) Parking Regulations:
All of the metered parking spaces on
campus are free from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00
a.m. to provide parking spaces close to
buildings and populated areas after
hours.  In addition, several of the
faculty and staff lots close to buildings
are unrestricted after 5:00 p.m. allowing free parking for those persons who
do not have a faculty or staff permit.
6. The Alma Mater Society ("AMS"):
a)  SafeWalk Program:
The AMS sponsors a volunteer "walk
home" program during the school year
(September through April) which is
accessible to all members of the UBC
community and which has been "in
service" since 1990. The service operates Monday through Saturday from
5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. and until 11:00
p.m. on Sundays. Volunteers conduct 10 UBC Reports • February 22, 1996
Personal Security Coordinator 1995 Year End Report
"spot audits" while on duty and forward
their reports to the Personal Security
Coordinator and the AMS Safety
SafeWalk Is coordinated by a paid
student Coordinator and the volunteers
participate in campus events with
display tables and information handouts.  On October 6, 1995, SafeWalk
sponsored a "Safer Campus Awareness
Day" information forum in the SUB
concourse. The SafeWalk Coordinator
was a panelist in the October 27, 1995
"Your UBC" forum on campus safety.
b) Safety Commissioners:
The AMS has two Safety Commissioners who are responsible for increasing
awareness about safety issues on
campus among the student body. The
Safety Commissioners provide information at campus events and solicit
students' concerns about personal
safety and helped with the Student
Safety Audit (see paragraph 2b). As
well, the Safety Commissioners act as
liaisons with other campus groups to
help resolve student concerns.
7. Residence Programs:
The Residence Advisors organize
workshops for residence students on
the following topics related to safety:
personal security, sexual assault
awareness and prevention, "Wen-Li-Do"
self defence classes, masculinity
workshops and assertiveness for
women. As well, in family and faculty
housing, a program in children's safety
,      is available for interested parents.
Individual residences (Totem and
Vanier) organize "walk home" programs
between floors and distribute "safety
cards" printed with emergency numbers and the "SafeWalk" number with a
quarter taped to the back.
The residence contract encompasses
discipline for propping open residence doors or unauthorized copying
of keys as it jeopardizes the safety of
all residents.  The residence staff will
change the locks on room doors when
a lock has been tampered with or
when the key has been lost or stolen.
All of the residences have "peepholes"
in the doors (except Thunderbird)
and staff will install chain locks and
deadbolts on request.   All of the
residences, except Thunderbird, have
a staffed 24-hour service desk for the
safety and security of all residents
*     and the staff conduct regular patrols
through the residences in the
8. Safer Campuses Initiative funding:
The Ministry of Skills, Training &
Labour, through its 1994-1995 Safer
Campuses Initiative, provided
$55,000 to every post-secondary
'     institution in the province as "seed
money" for projects to improve
campus safety.   UBC requested and
received an additional $5,000.00 for
the Equity Office's discrimination
and harassment training program.
Based on a proposal submitted to the
Ministry by the PSAC, the funding
was allocated as follows:
• $18,000 for personal security
training for students;
• $23,000 for training on discrimination and harassment issues;
• $12,000 for promotional material
concerning safety on campus and
personal security;
• $3,500 for personal security review
audit program; and
• $3,500 for self defence training on
Additional information on the Safer
Campuses Initiative funding is provided
in the relevant sections of this report.
The Ministry has indicated that the
Safer Campuses Initiative funding for
1996-1997 will likely be $25,000.00
per post-secondary institution.
9. Safer Campuses Initiative Minor
Capital funding:
Campus Planning & Development
estimates that UBC has spent approximately $600,000.00 of institutional
minor capital funds for lighting projects
(about $150.000-$200,000 per year)
prior to the 1994-1995 fiscal year. As
well, approximately $50,000.00 per
year of capital funding is spent to
improve campus signage to reduce
confusion and improve physical
orientation.  UBC spends about
$150,000.00 per year on "general
safety issues" which, although not
considered part of the Safer Campuses
Initiative, encompasses such items as
fire alarms and hand railings which
contribute to an increased feeling of
safety on the campus.
The Ministry provided $450,000.00 to
UBC for minor capital projects
related to safety on campus, through
the Safer Campus Initiative.   Campus
Planning & Development allocated
the funds in consultation with the
Personal Security Advisory Committee and the Personal Security Coordinator.  The minor capital funds will
provide lighting upgrades on campus
in areas "of concern" (e.g. near the
MacMillan building, around the
Anthropology and Sociology buildings
and near the Health Sciences area)
and will provide exterior emergency
"blue light" telephones in "strategic"
areas.   The emergency telephones, in
particular, are a very visible "symbol"
of safety and will help decrease the
fear of random victimization.  As well,
$80,000 of the minor capital funds
have been set aside for "readily
achievable" projects up to a maximum of $10,000 per project.
II. Reports on Safety Concerns
1. "Your UBC" forum on Campus
The Personal Security Coordinator
chairs the subcommittee on student
safety of the Campus Advisory Board
on Student Development ("CABSD")
which reports to the Vice President,
Student & Academic Services, and
other CABSD members.   On October
27, 1995, the CABSD sponsored an
"open mike" forum in the SUB on safety
on campus.  The forum was moderated
by Dr. Maria Klawe. Vice President
Student & Academic Services.  The
following participated as panelists:  the
Personal Security Coordinator; the
Director of Parking & Security Services;
David Grigg, Manager of Engineering
Services, Campus Planning & Development; the Associate Director, Trades &
Utilities Division, Plant Operations; the
Residence Life Manager of Totem Park
for Housing & Conferences; the AMS
SafeWalk Coordinator; the AMS Vice
President; a Co-Coordinator of the
Women Students' Office Safer Campus
Peer Educator Program; and the AMS
Safety Commissioners.  As well, Ruth
Patrick and Suzanne Dodson from the
Main Library and Heather Hermant
and Mike Hughes, the student representatives to the Board of Governors,
were available as resource persons in
the audience.
Students at the forum expressed
concern about the lighting levels at
UBC, the lack of emergency telephones
and the security bus service. As well,
students reiterated that they felt that
information about incidents at UBC
was not disseminated to the community in a regular and timely manner.
The students provided written comments and feedback on forms that were
distributed during the forum. A
summary of the questions and responses was published in the Ubyssey.
As a direct result of the forum, the Vice
President Student and Academic
Services initiated and funded the
second security bus pilot project,
additional student monitors in the
Main Library, and upgraded equipment
for the SafeWalk program.  In addition,
the office of the Vice President, Student
and Academic Services working with
Plant Operations created a campus e-
mail address at Plant Operations to
report lights that are burned out on
campus - lights.outOplantops.ubc.ca.
2. "Student Safety at UBC" - Dr. D.H.
Dr. Dawn Currie, a UBC Sociology
professor, conducted a survey of
undergraduate students in 1993-
1994 to determine their feelings of
safety at UBC.   The survey results
were released to the UBC community
through the Provost's office in the
summer of 1995.   Currie found that a
larger proportion of women students
(approximately 57% of the respondents) worry about their safety on
campus "a fair amount" or "a lot", as
compared to 45.4% of men respondents who don't worry about their
safety at all. Currie's findings support the conclusion that a number of
students restrict their activities at
UBC out of fear for their personal
safety:   she found that 66.3% of
women and 22% of men claimed that
they would use the campus more
extensively if they felt safer.  The
majority of women respondents (90%)
and half the men (50%) indicated
that they already take precautions
for their safety.   62.6% of the women
and 32% of the men responding to
Currie's survey disagreed with the
statement "UBC administrators care
a lot about my safety" and Currie
found that the longer a student was
at UBC (i.e. the further through their
course of study) the more likely it
was that the student would disagree
with the statement. The survey
findings indicate that students are
very reluctant to report any incidents
to persons in authority at UBC
(either PASS or the RCMP):   Currie
found that only 8.9% of women and
10.3% of men surveyed involved in
an incident reported it to someone in
authority in the previous year.
3. Graduate Students' Survey:
The findings of Currie's report are
echoed in the "Graduate Student
Survey" co-sponsored by the Women
Students' Office, the Graduate Students' Society and the Faculty of
Graduate Studies which was conducted
in 1994 and published in September
1995 and which asked some questions
about safety. The survey indicates that
safety is one of the major concerns of
women students at UBC and is not an
uncommon concern to men students.
In that survey:
• 26% of women and 2% of men
"often" or "almost always" feel unsafe
on campus;
• almost 2/3 of women respondents
were dissatisfied with campus
security whereas about 55% of men
respondents were very or moderately
satisfied with campus security;
• 22% of women and 11% of men
respondents reported some form of
unwanted sexual attention during
their UBC graduate programs;
• 44% of women and 30% of men
respondents agreed that more
attention should be given to racial/
ethnic issues; and
• 55% of women and 33% of men
respondents agreed that more
attention should be given to gender
4. UBC Safety Issues Report:
In 1993, working with the department
of Campus Planning & Development, a
consultant, Carolynn Hatten, prepared
a report entitled "UBC Safety Issues"
(the "Hatten Report"). The Hatten
Report's purpose was to review existing
UBC systems and procedures and to
present a series of strategies and
recommendations designed to optimize
public safety in the physical environment at UBC.
5. President's Advisory Committee
on Women's Safety on Campus
PACOWSOC was formed in October
1991 by the Advisor on Women and
Gender Relations to examine issues of
physical safety and the attitudinal
climate which influences women's
safety.  PACOWSOC was disbanded in
1994 with the formation of the Personal
Security Advisory Committee (see
section 1).   PACOWSOC reviewed a
number of UBC programs, including
proposals for improved outdoor lighting, security bus schedule and route,
the roles of the RCMP and Parking &
Security Services in providing personal
safety, outdoor emergency phones, and
the Human Rights Policy proposal (now
the policy on Discrimination and
Harassment).  As well, the Committee
sponsored a survey of faculty women at
UBC which was conducted in the fall of
1992.  Safety concern was a component
ofthe survey of women faculty:  31% of
the respondents reported at least one
incident where their safety was threatened on the UBC campus: the majority
of the respondents indicated that safety
was a major concern for them and that
they would work on campus more
frequently on the weekends and in the
evening if they felt safer.
III. Summary:
In 1995, the University's personal
security program received a very visible
boost through the provincial Safer
Campuses Initiative funding for programs and for minor capital projects.
With initial "seed money" from the
Ministry of Skills, Training and Labour,
UBC was able to implement the following programs:   Personal Security
Workshops for students; the Women
Students' Office Safety Guide; Personal
Security Review Audits by the Local
Safety Committees; training on discrimination and harassment issues
through the Equity Office; the "Rape
Aggression Defence" program through
Parking and Security Services; and
increased promotion of the ongoing
activities at UBC.
Ministry funding through the Safer
Campuses Initiative may not continue in the future, depending on the
incumbent provincial government.
However, the University provides
ongoing financial support to some of
the above programs and others such
as the Personal Security Coordinator's salary, Personal Security Workshops for employees, and the Security Bus, illustrating the institution's
strong commitment to personal
security.   As well, the Alma Mater
Society provides ongoing financial
support for its SafeWalk program, the
Safety Commissioners and the
Student Safety Audit.
The administration at the University of
British Columbia is very aware that
safety and personal security are
concerns for its students and is making
every attempt to ameliorate conditions
at the University so that everyone can
study and work in a comfortable, safe
environment. UBC Reports ■ February 22, 1996 11
The Board ofGovernors took thefollowing
actions at its meetings lield on November
16. 1995. and January 25, 1996.
Strategic Planning and Property
A contract was awarded to Swagger
Construction Ltd. for the construction
of the Forest Sciences Centre (inclusive
of the Advanced Wood Products
Processing Centre).
In 1994. the Dean's Advisory Committee considered a series of proposals
relating to guidelines for the establishment and annual changes to a variety
of student related fees, excluding
tuition fees. These proposals were
endorsed by the Committee, and
approved by the Board of Governors at
its October 1994 meeting.
The Board of Governors at its meeting
on November 16, 1995, approved the
Special Fee increases for 1996-97
noted in the accompanying table. The
fee changes are consistent with the
guidelines approved for each category
of student related fees.
The Board approved the President's
proposal for market-based tuition for
International students, and noted the
Administration's International Student
Tuition Implementation Plan.
Academic and Student Affairs
Acting on Senate recommendations
Board approved the following:
• The merger of the Departments of
Geological Science and Oceanography, and the Geophysics section of
Geophysics and Astronomy into a
new single department named the
"Department of Earth and Ocean
• The merger of the Geophysics and
Astronomy with the Physics Department to form the "Department of
Physics and Astronomy "was approved (to take place at the time of
dissolution of the Geophysics and
Astronomy Department.)
• Merger of the Departments of
Chemical Engineering and Bio-
Resource Engineering into a new
single department named the
"Department of Chemical and Bio-
Resource Engineering" effective April
1, 1996.
• The amalgamated units (Resource
Management and Environmental
Studies and Westwater Research
Centre) were given the new name
"Institute for Resources and Environment (IRE)."
• Curriculum proposals from the
faculties of Agricultural Sciences,
Applied Science, Arts, Dentistry,
Forestry, Graduate Studies, Medicine. Science and the School of
Rehabilitation Sciences.
• The establishment of the Brain and
Spinal Cord Research Centre.
The Board approved the following
Endowment Deeds:
• Dofasco Chair in Advanced Steel
• George Woodcock Canadian Literature and Intellectual Freedom
• Seniors' Foundation Professorship in
Geriatric and Outreach Dentistry
• Maurice Young Entrepreneurship
and Venture Capital Research
• Women Students' Safety Programs
Employee Relations
The Board approved salary changes for
the following groups:
Management and Professional Staff
(1994-95 and 1995-96).
Technicians and Research Assistants
The Board approved a five year collective agreement between the University
and IUOE Union Local #882 effective
April 1, 1994, to March 31, 1999.
Amendments to the Staff Pension Plan
were approved.  Three separate amendments to the Plan had been proposed
for the following purposes:
• To insert administrative amendments to certain provisions in the
December 19. 1991. Plan Amendment and subsequent amendments
to such provisions.
• To comply with the Income Tax Act
(Canada) and Regulations.
• To comply with the Pension Benefits
Standards Act and the Family
Relations Act. and to insert certain
amendments to clarify drafting in
prior text and to reflect changes in
administrative practice and policy.
The Board noted that Staff Pension Plan
members had been notified of the
changes required by the regulatory
authorities or as a result of the Restatement project in a special edition newsletter and open information meeting.
The Board approved a policy with
respect to the appointments of Vice
Presidents (other than the Vice President Academic & Provost
Dr. Bernard E. Bressler was appointed
Vice-President. Research for a four-year
term with effect from January 1, 1996.
Dr. Bernard Bressler was also appointed to the Board of Directors of
each of the following organizations to
replace Dr. M. Salcudean:
• B. R. Centre Limited
• Discovery Foundation
• Discovery Parks Inc.
• UBC Research Enterprises Inc.
The Board approved the appointment of
Dr. Connie J. Eaves as UBC's third
member of the TRIUMF Board of
Management to replace Mr. Denzil
Doyle for a period of three years from
December 1, 1995.
Dr. David Hardwick was named as the
continuing UBC representative on the
newly combined B.C. Women's/B.C.
Children's/Sunny Hill Hospital Group
The Board accepted the resignation of
Mr. Keith Bowler as a Director of the
UBC Staff Pension Board effective
December 31. 1995. and appointed Mr.
Ron Burke, Acting Manager. Donor
Relations. Development Office as a
Director ofthe UBC Staff Pension Plan
to replace Mr. Bowler.
November 1995
The Board of Governors at its meeting
of November 16. 1995 approved the
following recommendations and
received notice about the following
Peter Stenberg, Acting Head. Department of Germanic Studies. Sept 1.
1995 to June 30. 1996.
Ronald MacGregor. Acting Head,
Department of Curriculum Studies,
Sept 1, 1995 to Feb 29, 1996.
Peter C. Wing, Acting Head, Department of Orthopaedics, Oct 1, 1995 to
Dec 31, 1995.
1996/97 Approved Changes to Special Fees
Current $
Approved $
% Change
General University
- within BC
- non BC
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
A. Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
- within BC
- non BC
B. Management of Aquacultural Systems
Faculty of Commerce & Business
Admin - MBA Program
- within BC
- non BC
Faculty of Dentistry
- within BC
- non BC
Faculty of Education
- within BC
- non BC
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty of Law
- within BC
- non BC
Faculty of Medicine
- within BC
- non BC
Dental Hygiene Program
School of Rehabilitation Sciences
- within BC
- non BC
Co-operative Education Program (per course)
Co-op Education
Work Terms
Work Shops
Short term visiting students
Deferred examination at standard centres
(per paper)
Deferred or supplemental examination
at special centres (per paper)
Dishonoured cheque
Duplicate tuition fee receipts
Special Tuition Fee for MEd courses
(partially offered outside Lower Mainland)
(paid in a minimum of nine installments) variable
GIS special examination
(where permitted) (per paper)
Library (Replacement Cards)
Pharmaceutical Sciences
BSc practice fee for students in 4th year
(effective September 1995)
Review of Assigned Standing (per course)
Special Invigilation and
Outside Exam Centre Fee (per paper)
Supplemental examination at UBC
(per paper)
Supplemental examination at standard
centres (per paper)
Calendar (printed or CD including GST)
- picked up
- mailed out
- Canada
- Outside North America
Single Copy
Additional copies ordered at the same
time for printing on the same day,
each copy
Additional fee for facsimile transmission, each copy
- Canada & USA
- outside Canada & USA
Additional fee for courier delivery, each copy
- Canada
- outside Canada & USA
depends on destination
Forestry 451
Agricultural Sciences 301
Agricultural Sciences 300
NOTE: All fees are rounded to the nearest .25 12 UBC Reports ■ February 22, 1996
November 1995 (cont.)
Susan A. Baldwin. Assistant Professor,
Department of Bio-Resource Engineering, Nov 1, 1995 to June 30, 1998.
Edward Putnins. Assistant Professor.
Department of Clinical Dental Sciences.
Nov 1, 1995 to June 30. 1998.
David R. Stapells Associate Professor.
School of Audiology & Speech Sciences,
July 1, 1996 (tenured).
Betty Calam, Assistant Professor,
Department of Family Practice, July 1,
1995 to June 30. 1998.
Phillip E. Harding. Promotion to
Professor, Department of Classical,
Near Eastern, & Religious Studies, July
1, 1995.
Donald W. Gillies. Assistant Professor.
Department of Electrical Engineering,
Aug 31, 1995.
Rebecca L. Collins, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Aug 31,
Noel Hall, Professor, Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration. Dec
30, 1995.
Barry J. Snow, Assistant Professor,
Department of Medcine, Nov 30, 1995.
Restrepo, Rodrigo A.. Professor,
Department of Mathematics, Dec 30,
(Approved at May 95 Board Meeting)
Nancy Jane Hermiston. Associate
Professor, School of Music, July 1.
1995 to June 30, 1998.
January 1996
The Board ofGovernors at its meeting of
January 25. 1996 approved thefollowing recommendations and received
notice about thefollowing items.
Jon E. Shapiro, Acting Associate
Dean, Faculty of Education, July 1.
1995 to June 30, 1996.
Sie-Tan Chieng. Acting Head. Department of Bio-Resource Engineering. Jan
1, 1996 to Mar 31, 1996.
Richard W. Lawrence. Acting Head,
Department of Mining & Mineral
Process Engineering, Jan 1, 1996 to
June 30, 1996.
Alan D. Martin, Acting Director.
School of Human Kinetics, Jan 1. 1996
to June 30, 1996.
William Ovalle. Acting Head, Department of Anatomy, Jan 1, 1996 to Dec
31, 1996.
Gregory G. Fahlman, Acting Head,
Department of Geophysics & Astronomy,
Jan 8, 1996 to June 30. 1996.
Tarek A. Sayed, Assistant Professor.
Department of Civil Engineering, Jan 1,
1996 to June 30, 1999.
Takahide Niimura, Assistant Professor,
Department of Electrical Engineernig,
Jan 1, 1996 to June 30, 1999.
Ralph Hackl, Assistant Professor, Department of Metals & Materials Engineering.
Jan 1, 1996 to June 30, 1999.
Mary Agnes Wells, Assistant Professor,
Department of Metals & Materials Engineering, Jan 1, 1996 to June 30, 1999.
Lori Kennedy, Assistant Professor.
Department of Geological Sciences. Feb
1, 1996 to June 30, 1999.
Robert S. Orr, Professor, Department
of Physics, July 1, 1996 (tenured).
Victor C. Runeckles, Professor, Department of Plant Science, Dec 30, 1995.
Gerald R. Brown, Associate Professor,
Department of Civil Engineering, Dec
29, 1995.
Floyd St. Clair, Assistant Professor,
Department of French, Dec 30, 1995.
John G. Silver, Associate Professor,
Department of Clinical Dental Sciences,
Dec 31, 1995.
Keith Dawson. Professor. Department
of Medicine. Dec 30. 1995.
Walter C. MacDonald, Associate
Professor, Department of Medicine. Dec
30, 1995.
Samuel T. Chanson, Professor.
Department of Computer Science. June
30. 1996.
Susan W. Kieffer, Professor, Department
of Geological Sciences, Dec 31, 1995.
Herbert Gush. Professor, Department
of Physics. Dec 30, 1995.
Hans Burndorfer, Administrative
Librarian 2. Library, Dec 30, 1995.
Johann van Reenen, Administrative
Librarian 3. Library, Feb 15. 1996.
S. Venkataraman, General Librarian,
Library. Dec 30. 1995.
The Board learned, with regret, the
death of:
Margaret Smith, Assistant Professor,
School of Nursing, Dec 10, 1995.
Robert Blair, Department of Animal
Science, Jan 1, 1996 to June 30, 1996.
Ron Walkey. School of Architecture.
July 1. 1996 to Dec 31, 1996.
Perry E. Adebar, Department of Civil
Engineering, Jan 1, 1996 to Dec 31, 1996.
Nemkumar Banthia, Department of
Civil Engineering. Jan 1. 1997 to June
30, 1997.
Francis P.D. Navin, Department of
Civil Engineering. July 1, 1996 to June
30, 1997.
M.C. Quick, Department of Civil Engineering, Jan 1, 1997 to June 30. 1997.
R.G. Sexsmith, Department of Civil
Engineering. July 1, 1996 to Dec 31,
Chris C.H. Ma, Department of Electrical
Engineering. Jan 1. 1996 to Dec 31. 1996.
Ian S. Gartshore. Department of
Mechanical Engineering, Sept 1, 1996
to Aug 31, 1997.
John A. Meech, Department of Mining
& Mineral Process Engineering. July 1.
1996 to June 30. 1997.
Rim as Pakalnis, Department of Mining
& Mineral Process Engineering, Sept 1,
1996 to Aug 31, 1997.
Graham Edwin Johnson. Department
of Anthropology & Sociology, Sept 1,
1996 to Aug 31. 1997.
William McKellin, Department of
Anthropology & Sociology, Jan 1, 1997
to June 30, 1997.
R.G. Matson, Department of Anthropology & Sociology, Sept 1, 1996 to Aug
31, 1997.
Blanca Muratorio, Department of
Anthropology & Sociology, Jan 1, 1997
to June 30, 1997.
J.V. Powell, Department of Anthropology & Sociology, July 1, 1996 to June
30, 1997.
Robert S. Ratner, Department of
Anthropology & Sociology, Jan 1. 1997
to Dec 31. 1997.
Phillip Edward Harding, Department of
Classical, Near Eastern, & Religious
Studies, July 1, 1996 to June 30. 1997.
James Russell, Department of Classical, Near Eastern, & Religious Studies,
Sept 1, 1996 to Aug 31, 1997.
Robert B. Todd, Department of
Classical, Near Eastern, & Religious
Studies, Jan 1. 1997 to June 30, 1997.
John Xiros Cooper. Department of
English, Sept 1, 1996 to Aug 31, 1997.
Susanna Egan, Department of English,
July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
Sherrill E. Grace, Department of English,
July 1, 1996 to June 30. 1997.
Ronald B. Hatch, Department of
English, Sept 1, 1996 to Aug 31, 1997.
Ira B. Nadel, Department of English,
July 1, 1996 to Dec 31, 1996.
Stephen B. Partridge, Department of
English. Sept 1, 1996 to Aug 31. 1997.
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Peter Allan Quartermain. Department of
English. Sept 1. 1996 to Aug 31. 1997.
Mark Vessey. Department of English,
July 1, 1996 to June 30. 1997.
Michael Church, Department of Geography, Sept 1. 1996 to Aug 31. 1997.
Douw G. Steyn, Department of Geography. July 1. 1996 to June 30. 1997.
Steven Taubeneck. Department of
Germanic Studies, Sept 1. 1996 to Aug
31. 1997.
Joy Dixon, Department of History,
Sept 1. 1996 to Aug 31. 1997.
Christopher R. Friedrichs, Department of History. Sept 1. 1996 to Aug
31, 1997.
Diana Lary, Department of History,
Jan 1, 1997 to June 30, 1997.
Allan Smith, Department of History,
July 1, 1996 to June 30. 1997.
Peter Danielson, Department of
Philosopy, July 1, 1996 to June 30. 1997.
Steven F. Savitt, Department of
Philosopy. July 1. 1996 to June 30. 1997.
Gary Wedeking, Department of Philosopy.
July 1, 1996 to June 30. 1997.
Avigail I. Eisenberg, Department of
Political Science. July 1. 1996 to June
30, 1997.
George Feaver, Department of Political
Science. Sept 1, 1996 to Aug 31. 1997.
Peter Loeffler, Department of Theatre
& Film, Jan 1, 1996 to June 30. 1996.
Brian Mcllroy, Department of Theatre
& Film, Jan 1, 1996 to June 30, 1996.
Iain Cockburn. July 1. 1996 to June
30, 1997.
R. Glen Donaldson, Sept 1, 1996 to
Aug 31, 1997.
Nancy Langton, July 1, 1996 to June
30, 1997.
William Strange, July 1.  1996 to June
30, 1997.
Bonita C. Long. Department of Counselling Psychology, July 1, 1996 to Dec
31, 1996.
Marvin J. Westwood, Department of
Counselling Psychology. Jan 1. 1997 to
June 30. 1997.
Ann Anderson, Department of Curriculum Studies, Sept 1, 1996 to Aug
31, 1997.
Peter Gouzouasis, Department of
Curriculum Studies, July 1, 1996 to
Dec 31, 1996.
Linda Peterat, Department of Curriculum
Studies. July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
William M. Reynolds. Department of
Educational Psychology & Special Education, July 1. 1996 to Dec 31. 1996.
Leslie G. Roman, Department of
Educational Studies, July 1, 1996 to
June 30. 1997.
Kjell Rubenson, Department of
Educational Studies, Sept 1. 1996 to
Aug 31, 1997.
Jim Anderson, Department of Language Education, Sept 1, 1996 to Aug
31, 1997.
Robert D. Chester, Department of
Language Education, July 1, 1996 to
June 30, 1997.
Carl Leggo, Department of Language
Education, Sept 1, 1996 to Aug 31, 1997.
Valerie LeMay, Department of Forest
Resources Management, July 1, 1996
to June 30. 1997.
Timothy L. McDaniels, School of
Community & Regional Planning, July
1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
Robert E. Modrow, Department of
Health Care & Epidemiology, Jan 1,
1997 to June 30, 1997.
Brenda J. Morrison, Department of
Health Care & Epidemiology, July 1,
1996 to June 30, 1997.
Katherine Teschke. Department of
Health Care & Epidemiology, Jan 1,
1997 to Dec 31. 1997.
William L. Maurice, Department of
Psychiatry. Sept 1. 1995 to Apr 30, 1996.
David Dolphin. Department of Chemistry, July 1. 1996 to June 30. 1997.
David C. Walker, Department of Chemistry. July 1. 1996 to June 30. 1997.
Rosemary Knight, Department of
Geophysics & Astronomy. Jan 1, 1996
to June 30, 1996.
F.L. Curzon, Department of Physics,
July 1, 1996 to June 30. 1997.
Walter N. Hardy, Department of Physics,
July 1. 1996 to June 30. 1997.
Peter W. Martin, Department of
Physics. Sept 1. 1996 to Aug 31. 1997.
Jian Liu, Department of Statistics,
July 1. 1996 to June 30. 1997.
David R. Jones, Department of Zoology,
July 1. 1996 to June 30. 1997.
N.R. Liley, Department of Zoology,
Sept 1, 1996 to Aug 31. 1997.
John D. McPhail, Department of
Zoology. Sept 1. 1996 to Aug 31, 1997.
Janice Kreider. Library, July 1, 1996
to June 30. 1997.
David Matheson. Department of Paediatrics. July 1. 1995 to Dec 31. 1995.
Maurice Levi, from July 1. 1995 -
June 30, 1996 to Jan 1. 1997 - June
30, 1997.
Billie Housego, Department of Educational Psychology & Special Education,
from Sept 1, 1995 - Aug 31, 1996 to
Jan 1, 1996-June 30, 1996.
Janet Jamieson, Department of
Educational Psychology & Special
Education, from Jan 1. 1996 - Aug 31.
1996 to Jan 1. 1996 - June 30, 1996.
R.L. Chase, Department of Geological
Sciences, from Jan 1. 1996 - Dec 31,
1996 to July 1, 1996 - June 30, 1997.
L.M. Wedepohl, Department of Electrical Engineering. Jan 1. 1996 to July
31, 1996.
David McClung, Departments of Civil
Engineering/Geography. Nov 1. 1995 to
Dec 31. 1995.
Jeff Wall, Department of Fine Arts.
July 1. 1996 to June 30. 1998.
Masaru Kohno, Department of Political
Science, Sept 1. 1996 to Aug 31, 1997.
David J. Albert, Department of Psychology. Jan 1. 1996 to June 30, 1996.
Gerald Gorn, July 1. 1996 to June 30,
Michael Tretheway, Jan 1, 1996 to
June 30, 1996.
Jon Douglas Willms, Department of
Educational Studies. Sept 1, 1995 to
Aug 31, 1996.
Robert Sparks, School of Human
Kinetics, Jan 1, 1996 to June 30, 1996.
Roger Sutton. Department of Medicine. Jan 1, 1996 to Dec 31, 1996.
Judith Vestrup, Department of
Surgery, Sept 1, 1995 to Aug 31, 1996.
Evan Evans, Department of Physics,
Oct 1, 1995 to Dec 31, 1995.
Sanford Hirshen, School of Architecture, July 1, 1996 to Dec 31, 1996.
Martha Salcudean, Department of
Mechanical Engineering, July 1, 1996
to June 30, 1998. UBC Reports • February 22, 1996 13
T-bird notes
By Don Wells
Thunderbird Athletics
Awards, finals
conning fast
It's rush hour on the information
highway. That is to say. there is a lot
of electronic paper moving around
and between athletic department
offices all across Canada this week.
In addition to hectic last minute
preparatory work for upcoming
championships, there is a plethora of
nomination forms and ballot sheets
for various CIAU awards and league
all-stars. E-mail messages and faxes
are flying between campuses like taxis
on a Manhattan morning.
UBC, too, is struggling to meet the
many deadlines, all the while preparing its own teams for Canada West
Conference and CIAU National
Championships. With three teams
currently ranked number one in the
nation, much success is anticipated
in the weeks ahead.  There is a feeling
of frantic exhilaration over at War
Memorial Gym. Coaches and administrators have been hustling around like
vintners eager to harvest and bottle a
grand cru on a vintage year.
It's a good problem to have.
On Feb. 23 the men's basketball
team will begin to entertain either the
Lethbridge Pronghorns or the Calgary
Dinosaurs in a best-of-three CWUAA
semi-final series on the War Memorial
court. At precisely the same time,
both the men's and women's swim
teams will be entering a pool at the
University of Guelph for the first set of
finals of the three-day CIAU National
Like the men's basketball team
(aka Chairmen ofthe Boards), UBCs
swim teams are currently ranked
number one in Canada. The powerful
women's team, led by world-ranked
Olympic hopefuls Sarah Evanetz and
Anita Lee, is considered a shoo-in to
claim its third consecutive CIAU
crown. The men appear to have finally
caught up to their female counterparts, but will have to fend off a
tremendous wave of talent from
number-two-ranked McMaster and
third-place Calgary.
Meanwhile, some of the league all-
stars have been announced and a
handful of award nominations have
been made official. Leading the list for
UBC is Canada West all-star centre
Doug Ast. The 22-year-old Arts
student is a finalist for the Canada
West Most Valuable Player Award, the
Randy Gregg Award (athletics, academics and community service) and the
UBC Alumni Trophy (sportsmanship
and athletic ability). Ast, who also plays
for Roller Hockey International's
Vancouver Voodoo, entered the UBC
record books this season with 52
points in just 24 league games.
Volleyball middle blockers Tanya
Pickerell and Joanne Ross have both
been named first team CWUAA all-
stars while setter Jeanette Guichon
was selected to the conference's
second team. The resurgent T-Bird
women's team remains focused on a
berth at the CIAU Championships
beginning February 29 at the University of Toronto.
Guy Davis, an 18-year-old power
hitter on the men's team, was named
CWUAA Freshman of the Year while
middle blocker Jeremy Westereng
was selected a second team all-star.
T-Bird fans can keep up-to-date on
the progress of all teams remaining in
contention for Canada West and CIAU
Championships by calling the 24-hour
athletic department hot-line, 822-BIRD.
John Chong photo
Representatives from the provincial government's Information and
Technology Access Office met recently with UBC representatives to
discuss universal affordable access to information technology. Pictured
(clockwise from middle left) are Ruth Patrick, Gerry Neufeld, Jim Tom,
Mike Hrybyk, Jack Leigh, Glenn Webb, Maria Klawe, Michael Shoop, Bill
Palm, and Jim Varah.
UBC Gazette (cont.)
Laurie Ricou, Department of English &
Faculty of Graduate Studies. July 1,
1996 to June 30, 1997.
James M. Sherrill, Department of
Curriculum Studies, July 1, 1996 to
June 30, 1997.
Victor Froese, Department of Language Education. July 1, 1996 to June
30, 1997.
Lawrence W. Green, Institute of
Health Promotion Research, July 1,
1996 to Dec 31, 1996.
Albert J. McClean, Sept 1, 1995 to
Dec 31, 1996.
Martin J. Hollenberg, Department of
Anatomy, July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
Jack Rootman, Department of Ophthalmology, Oct 1, 1995 to Apr 30,
David F. Hardwick, Department of
Pathology, July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
Robert M. Ellis, Department of Geophysics & Astronomy, Jan 1. 1996 to
Dec 31, 1996.
David Randall, Department of Zoology
& Faculty of Graduate Studies, July 1,
1996 to June 30, 1997.
Stephen Forgoes photo
UBC's Thunderbird was among a crowd of Carnarvon Elementary students
recently as part of an outreach program organized and operated by UBC
students. The program calls on volunteer varsity athletes and students to
encourage ongoing involvement in sports and recreation, self-esteem and
goal-setting among youth.
Students foster goals,
dreams among youth
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
Chaos erupts in the Carnarvon Community School gymnasium when the
Thunderbird emerges from the equipment room banging his drum.
"Let's make some noise," urges Lisa
Nahorniak. outreach officer for Thunder
The 60 Grade 6 and 7 students seated
on the floor are glad to oblige with claps,
hooting and shouts of "Hey. Mister Bird."
The noise and commotion would fit
perfectly on the sidelines of any of the
UBC Thunderbird sports teams' home
As the children settle down, it quickly
becomes apparent that the outreach program is trying to deliver a serious message.
The message, delivered by volunteer
varsity athletes participating in the program, is based on the letters forming the
word PRIDE. "P" is for positive mental
attitude, "R" is for respect, "I" is for
intelligent decision-making, "D" is for
dreaming dreams and goal setting, and
"E" is for effort in education.
"Some ofthe primary goals of Thunder
Productions and the outreach program
are to raise awareness ofthe high-quality
athletics programs at UBC and the calibre of our athletes, and also to encourage
kids to stay involved with sports and
education," Nahorniak says.
Since 1992, student-operated Thunder Productions has been involved in a
range of activities in support of UBC's
varsity teams and athletics program.
Many of the staff of roughly 15 students, who receive a stipend for their
involvement, each put in as many as
20 hours a week into organizing half-
time shows for Thunderbird basketball, football, hockey and volleyball
games, preparing promotional materials and visiting hospitals or schools
like Carnarvon.
Varsity athletes volunteer their time
accompanying a Thunder Productions
staff member to schools or hospitals to
share their experiences with children.
On Feb. 9, four student athletes joined
Nahorniak and the Thunderbird to take
the outreach message to the students.
The  students,  women's rugby player
Wendy Drumm. T-Bird hockey player
Ryan Douglas, soccer player Lisa Archer
and basketball player Paul Unruh. took
turns talking to two groups of 60 students.
"Who knows what intelligent decisionmaking means?" asks Archer, a Human
Kinetics student, as hands go up around
"Making the right choices," a boy in the
front row replies.
"Right." says Archer. "If I was a smoker
do you think I could play competitive
"No." shout the children.
Dereck Dirom, promotions manager
and a former varsity athlete, says Thunder Productions' biggest battle is raising
awareness of its program among athletes.
"A lot ofthe coaches and athletes may
not realize what the possible benefits of
their involvement with our programs can
be in terms of raising the profile of their
sport and of UBC athletics in general,"
Dirom says.
Thunder Productions is always looking for new staff members.
'This year a lot of our staff are leaving.
So now would be a great time to have a few
students in first or second year get involved with the program. Staff members
gain experience in marketing, community outreach and event co-ordination.
For students in Human Kinetics, Education, Commerce or any other area of
study, it's a great way to practice what
they're learning," he says.
Students interested in getting involved
with any aspect of Thunder Productions,
varsity athletes interested in volunteering with the outreach program, or teachers who would like to have UBC athletes
visit their school, can call 822-1358 for
more information.
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News Digest
UBC's Faculty of Law will be the site of the 1996 Aboriginal Rights
Moot. March 1-2.
A public forum for the debate of native rights issues by First
Nations law students from across the country, the moot, or
Kawaskimhon, was created by the Native Law Students Association
ofthe University of Toronto in 1994.
Students from 1 1 law schools will participate in this year's event,
more than double the number of schools represented in 1995.
For the first time, the moot will be styled to invoke the aboriginal
experience ofthe talking circle.
The public is welcome and admission is free. For more information, call 822-5559.
A course on Issues in Gender and Politics has been approved for
the Political Science Dept. curriculum.
The course will be taught as a seminar, with topics including
gender relations in politics, the state and the economy, current
debates in feminist theory, women as political actors and the
political economy of gender.
The new seminar course will supplement a third-year lecture
course, Gender and Politics, which is already being taught.
The seminar is one of five new political science courses recently
approved by Senate. It could be offered by next January.
The classified advertising rate is SI5.75 for 35 words or less. Each additional word
is 50 cents. Rate includes GST. Ads must be submitted in writing 10 days before
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The deadline for the March 7. 1996 issue of UBC Reports is noon. February 27.
Engineering student Michael Young has a bit more money than
he'd counted on this term. Young won the UBC Bookstore's Win
Your Texts Contest for the current term.
He received a cheque equal to the value of his second term text
purchases from the Bookstore after his name was chosen from more
than 7,000 entries.
UBC students have won more than $1,500 in texts since these
contests began in January. 1995.
"As well as providing lucky students with their term's texts, this
contest encourages students to keep their sales receipts, resulting
in faster refunds when returning books." said Vickie McLeod.
Bookstore marketing co-ordinator.
Nobel Laureate Michael Smith recently returned from a seven-
lecture tour of Japan where his stops included Ritsumeikan
University, Tsukuba University, the Protein Engineering Research
Institute and a special event at the Canadian embassy in Tokyo.
Smith, director of UBCs Biotechnology Laboratory, spoke at the
embassy at the invitation of the Canadian ambassador Donald
Campbell, who was launching a program with the president ofthe
Medical Research Council of Canada. Dr. Henry Friesen. to
promote closer collaboration with Japan in medical and health
Meanwhile, Smith was recently made an honorary foreign
member ofthe Korean Academy of Science and Technology. Smith
is the first Canadian and one of only 21 scientists in the world to
receive the distinction.
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Lesbian and gay
What difference does
difference make?
By Susan B. Boyd
Susan Boyd is the Chair.
Feminist Legal Studies and a
teacher and researcher in the
Faculty of Law. Thefollowing
is based on a longer paper
presented to a Family Law
Conference organized by the
Continuing Legal Education
Society of B.C.
Where one parent identifies
as lesbian or gay, disputes
about custody or access of the
children may be complicated
by sexuality. This point was
illustrated recently when a
Florida judge granted custody
lo a father who had murdered
his first wife rather than to
the lesbian mother. The
current stance in Canadian
law is that sexual orientation
per se should not be relevant
to custody or access decisions. In conjunction with the
shift away from fault-based
family law, statutes now
direct judges to focus on the
best interests of the child, not
the sexual conduct of the
parent. Not all judges adhere
to this principle, but more
lesbians and gay men have
abandoned the unhealthy
practices of automatically
relinquishing custody or
access, or concealing their
sexuality. This development,
based on a somewhat more
positive societal attitude
toward lesbians and gays, is
The more fair-minded
approach does, however,
contain pitfalls. Take, for
example, the lesbian mother.
Because of society's homophobia, her child may be the
object of abuse or ridicule by
other children if her sexuality
is known. Many judges
therefore give custody to the
father, especially if he has a
new female partner and can
offer a "stable family unit."
This approach has the
unfortunate effect of reinforcing prevailing negative
attitudes toward lesbianism.
Because same sex couples
cannot marry, they do not, in
the eyes of the court, meet a
key criterion of stability. The
closeted nature of many gay
and lesbian relationships, and
Ihe absence of census categories that "capture" same-sex
relationships, make it difficult
to offer statistical evidence of
stability, thus compounding
commonly held societal
prejudices about gays and
The lesbian mothers who
come closest to success in
custody disputes are those
who undertake to lead quiet,
discreet (i.e. closeted) lives:
who appear to be heterosexual
single parents; who indicate
that they will be happy if their
children are heterosexual.
Thus the lesbian or gay parent
is expected to ensure that their
children will not be exposed to
a gay lifestyle and to make
their children as "normal" (i.e.
heterosexual) as possible.
These expectations reinforce
the thinly veiled fear of lesbians and gay men in society;
that they are predatory,
contagious, and flagrant.
The assumption that
children can be
insulated from
homophobia by
placing them in the
custody of the
heterosexual parent
is fundamentally
-Susan Boyd
To counter this fear, lawyers
often cite studies demonstrating that the children of lesbian
and gay parents show "normal
psychological development:"
that they show no greater
propensity to become lesbian
or gay than the children of
heterosexual parents: and that
they are not more likely to be
emotionally harmed or molested.
Most lesbian and gay
parents endeavour to shield
their children from homophobia. Their ability to do so is.
however, limited by the heavy
onus on them alone to deal
with the effects of a homophobic society. No matter what
they do, they cannot alone
change homophobic views and
discrimination, especially if the
other parent is not required to
deal in a constructive manner
with the issues of sexuality
and homophobia.
The assumption that
children can be insulated from
homophobia by placing them
in the custody of the heterosexual parent is fundamentally
flawed. As a New Jersey judge
said, "the children's. . .discomfiture, if any, comes about not
because of living with [their
mother], but because she is
their mother, because she is a
lesbian, and because the
community will not accept her.
Neither the prejudices of the
small community in which
they live nor the curiosity of
their peers about [her] sexual
nature will be abated by a
change of custody." If the
heterosexual parent is unable
or unwilling to facilitate the
acceptance of the lesbian or
gay parent in the community,
and ease the child's path
through a homophobic
society, giving sole custody to
the heterosexual parent may
not be in the child's best
interests. If a shared/joint
custody scenario is planned,
whether the heterosexual
parent can deal openly with
the sexuality issue is a key
consideration. If not, then
shared parenting, which
relies heavily on co-operation
between parents, should be
Being raised by lesbian or
gay parents need not have a
negative effect on children. In
fact, as one American judge
"If [the lesbian mother]
retains custody. . . this does
not necessarily portend that
their moral welfare or safety
will be jeopardized. It is just
as reasonable to expect that
[the children] will emerge
better equipped to search out
their own standards of right
and wrong, better able to
perceive that the majority is
not always correct in its
moral judgments, and better
able to understand the
importance of conforming
their beliefs to the requirements of reason and tested
knowledge, not the constraints of currently popular
sentiment or prejudice."
The judge also pointed to
important qualities that
would be jeopardized if the
children were taken from
their mother:
"Instead of forbearance
and feelings of protective-
ness, it will foster in them a
sense of shame for their
mother. Instead of courage
and the precept that people of
integrity do not shrink from
bigots, it counsels the easy
option of shirking difficult
problems and following the
course of expedience. Lastly,
it diminishes their regard for
the rule of human behavior,
everywhere accepted, that we
do not forsake those to whom
we are indebted for love and
nurture merely because they
are held in low esteem by
The legal system might do
well to focus on these values
when considering the issue of
"lesbian or gay cuslody." In
some circumstances, then, it
may be important to take the
approach of each parent to
sexual orientation into
account, in order to deal
constructively with the effects
of homophobia in society.
by staff writers
Michael Burgess, chair of Bioethics at the Centre for
Applied Ethics, has been named by Health Canada
to the Advisory Committee on the Interim Moratorium on Reproductive Technologies.
The committee will advise Health Canada on compliance
with the moratorium and on any follow-up action, track the
development of emerging new reproductive and genetic
technologies and identify other highly questionable practices
for possible inclusion in the moratorium.
The moratorium was announced last July as a first step in
the development of a permanent system for managing the
application of new reproductive and genetic technologies.
Jacqueline Rice is the new director of Financial Services.
Rice, who has worked as an assistant deputy minister
with the provincial government
since 1988, has extensive financial and
administrative experience gained in the
private and public sectors and is a
chartered accountant.
Prior to joining the provincial civil
service in 1982, Rice worked as assistant deputy treasurer for the Municipality of Surrey, for Revenue Canada
Taxation as a business auditor, and as
a senior auditor with Peat Marwick
Rice takes over from Acting Director
Gary Barnes March 5. Previous director Terry Sumner is now
vice-president. Administration and Finance.
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Co-sponsored by the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University 16 UBC Reports • February 22, 1996
Gone fishin'
Carl Walters takes stock of Canada's fish
by Charles Ker
Staff writer
Carl Walters noticed passengers
staring soon after the ferry left
Swartz Bay.
The UBC biologist had attended a
public meeting on west coast fisheries
the day before in Victoria and was
returning to the university to deliver a
morning lecture.
Perhaps the stares were imaginary.
Was something caught in his beard?
Then he saw it. "West Coast fisheries
'on the brink of collapse'" the headline
screamed. Underneath was Walters'
mug shot with an adjoining quote
warning that the Pacific fishery would
follow the Atlantic's into oblivion unless
drastic changes were made to management and harvesting techniques.
Walters calmly picked up his things
and escaped back to his car for the
remainder of the voyage.
It's been a year since the release of
Walters' report Fish on the Line, written
for the non-profit David Suzuki Foundation. Front-page headlines like the
one Walters glimpsed on the ferry were
repeated in newspapers across Canada.
The furor created by the document was
certainly not unexpected. Included in
the opening pages is the disclaimer:
'There are statements in this report
that will offend almost everyone who
has claimed concern for the future of
our fishery."
Says Walters: "I could have written a
general state-of-affairs piece instead or
m   an honest account about some of the
institutional foul-ups I knew were going
on. It was a scary chore and I burned a
lot of bridges by being honest."
Walters, a faculty member with
UBC's Fisheries Centre, is considered
one of the best in the business of
assessing fish stocks— figuring out
how many of what species are living
*    where—and how to manage stocks
Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico,
his family helped settle the Owens
Valley in eastern California. Walters'
grandfather was a sod-busting cattle-
rancher who took to carrying sticks of
dynamite in his saddlebags. The
explosives were meant for the notorious
Los Angeles aqueduct, the quintessential case of water resource mismanagement in western North America.
After the aqueduct had successfully
diverted water out of their valley, the
Walters moved to the small town of
Independence, where his grandfather
"**'    managed a fish hatchery, Carl's father
became a fishing guide and Carl just
He got into the academic side of
fishing by accident.
Kids from Independence rarely went
to college and the town had no college
preparatory courses. Carl figured he'd
use a baseball scholarship as his ticket
to a college degree and an eventual
Charles Ker photo
If Canada's Pacific fishery fails, says Carl Walters, it won't be due to lack
of scientific data and knowledge. His next project is the design of a strategic
plan for Canada's freshwater sport fisheries.
dream job as a game warden.
"When I got there I discovered that
being an academic wasn't so bad and
that algebra was actually good fun."
He came to UBC's attention in 1968.
A paper he wrote that year was lauded
by the American Fisheries Society.
"He significantly advanced the use of
computer techniques to simulate fish
population dynamics and determine why
they vary the way they do," says former
vice-president. Research, Peter Larkin,
who lured the young scholar to UBC in
1969. "He's the best fisheries modeller in
the world and he doesn't hesitate to
speak his mind."
In the 1970s, Walters, along with
colleague Ray Hilborn, introduced
the concept of adaptive management —an idea which uses advanced
computer systems to experiment with
whole ecosystems in an effort to
understand how they behave.
In the case of fish, says Walters,
there are so many complicated biologies between the egg stage and when
fish finally go out to sea that it is
humanly impossible for scientists to
study all those biologies piecemeal. The
experimental adaptive approach allows
for direct manipulation of fish
populations to see how they perform
when all ecological factors are in place.
Walters and Hilborn gave about 30
workshops around the world on the
concept eventually branching out from
strict ecology research into environmental management problems including those of forest insects in eastern
Canada, rock lobsters in Australia and
reindeer herds in Sweden.
Quite apart from getting biologists—many of whom Walters
describes as "quantitatively
illiterate"—comfortable with
using systems techniques borrowed
from the NASA space program, he also
promoted a philosophical shift in
thought: start by assuming total
ignorance, that you're going to make
big mistakes and make them in a way
that you learn. Adaptive management
soon became an institutional buzzword throughout the natural resource
sector. In 1991, Walters and Hilborn
published what is considered the
seminal book on the topic in terms of
fish. Quantitative Fisheries Stock
The underlying beauty of adaptive
management is that it forces scientists
to design management policies that are
forgiving of the inherent uncertainty of
their work; if you treat things as an
experiment, you don't commit so
whole-heartedly to a course from which
you can't back away.
Walters points to the Atlantic fishery
as a case in point. Managers of the cod
stocks overestimated abundance and
committed to an economic development
plan that hinged on stocks recovering.
By the time officials realized their
models were wrong, everyone was in
too deep to admit it.
In the late 1970s, Walters predicted
chinook salmon declines in the Georgia
Strait. He says bitter opposition from
lobby groups made any fish management efforts virtually impossible.
Which brings him back to the
Suzuki document.
Critics who labelled Walters an
ivory-tower scaremonger following the
report's release were silenced a few
months later when it was discovered
that the Adams River run—the most
visible and revered of Canada's salmon
fisheries—came perilously close to
being wiped out. Only 800,000 of a
targeted three million spawners found
their way up river through a gauntlet
of nets and lines.
Walters explains that government managers have failed to
understand the limitations on
scientists' ability to assess the health of
fish populations.
'They keep taking away safeguards
and allocating fish to this group and
that to the point where we really don't
know what's out there," he says. "We
have been replacing simple schemes
like limiting everyone to one day fishing
a week with complicated allotments
that create enormous dangers.
"If the Pacific fishery falters, it won't
be from lack of scientific data or know-
how; it will be because of institutional
Walters has suggested an end to
public subsidization of the industry,
the establishment of fish refuges, the
creation of local community management authorities and more selective
fishing methods to protect species in
fisheries geared to individual streams.
Judging by the demands on Walters
time, his message seems to getting
Topping his list of projects is the
design of a strategic plan for Canada's
freshwater sport fisheries. He and a
colleague from the University of
Calgary will use trout populations in
several of B.C.'s interior lakes as test
cases for a variety of adaptive management techniques. Funded by a
$500,000 grant from the Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research
Council they will develop an incentive
program to get community lodge
owners involved in the science and will
work with ministry officials to tackle
the problem of fishers flocking to well-
stocked lakes.
Sport fishing is one of the fastest
growing recreational activities in
Canada worth an estimated $1 billion
annually. Walters says it is in the
government's best interest to ensure its
continued success.
As for Walters, fly-fishing is his
preferred method.
"But I'm not religious about it. For
me, it's just another way to catch fish."


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