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Grant rises 6.53 per cent
UBC's general purpose operating
grant from the provincial government
has increased by 6.53 per cent over
last year.
President David Strangway told
Senate that the increase in the provincial operating grant, which provides the university with about 80
per cent of its total general purpose
operating budget, is greater than the
rate of inflation.
"On balance, it is reasonably good
news," Strangway said.
When the average 4.8 per cent tuition fee increase set for next academic
year is factored in, the overall budget
increase for 1990-91, which includes
revenue from all sources, is about 6.25
per cent, he said.
In addition, the grant increase includes $2.7-million specifically earmarked for the creation of 160 new
graduate positions at the university.
Public works and renovation budgets were also increased.
As well, the Education Faculty received increased funding to accommodate higher enrolments in both
the elementary and secondary teacher
education programs.
Enrolment quotas in education are
up sharply for next year to take in to
account projections which indicate
future teacher shortages.
Photo by Media Services
UBC President David Strangway and other officials from UBC, and the federal and provincial governments
helped Rick Hansen open a new Disability Resource Centre on campus in early June. Strangway also
announced that Hansen will be the first Rick Hansen National Fellow.
Older mothers produce
lefthanded babies: study
Women aged 40 and over are more
than twice as likely to give birth to left-
handed babies than younger women,
concludes a study by a UBC Psychology professor.
"As mothers grow older they are
much more likely to have a stressful
pregnancy and difficult birth. Lefthanders seem to be associated with
stressful births," said Stanley Coren.
Coren, whose findings are reported
in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, based his
conclusions on interviews with 2,228
first year students enroled at the University of British Columbia over a period of about five years.
The students
were asked for
medical and
demographic information including their age
and their
mother's age,
and also whether
they were right-
or left-handed. Coren
"We found that as mothers grew
older, the risk of lefthandedness went
up markedly," Coren said. For women
aged 25-29, the chances of having a
left-handed baby went up by 11 per
cent, aged 30-34, they increased by 25
per cent and for those aged 35-39, the
chances went up by 69 per cent.
"Mothers 40 and over were 128 per
cent more likely to have left-handed
children than women giving birth in
the optimal age range of 17 to 24,"
Coren said.
Birth stress factors which increase
the likelihood of producing a southpaw include prolonged labor, multiple
births and prematurity.
"If it is the case that left-handers
result from these sorts of stresses, then
the clear implication is that it is some
sort of hidden pathology that is the
cause," Coren said.
In another study published in the
See BALL on Page 2
KAON factory
wins approval
in joint study
A government-funded feasibility
study has concluded that the proposed
KAON factory at Triumf is scientifically sound and that its research and
economic benefits far outweigh its cost.
The two-year engineering design
and impact study began in 1988 under
an $ 11 -million agreement funded by
the federal and B.C. governments.
It provided technical specifications,
cost estimates and information on environmental, legal and economic implications of the project.
"The steering committee is of the
unanimous and strong opinion that the
Canadian and international scientific
community is ready and waiting for
the KAON factory to proceed. An early
decision in clearly needed," the study
The project, which would be built
at the existing Triumf site on campus,
is a high-intensity, medium-energy
particle accelerator that would generate many kinds of sub-atomic particles
including kaons.
It would enable scientists to do research into the fundamental nature of
matter and could result in spin-offs in
the fields of cryogenics, computer software, control systems and microelectronics.
Cost for construction of the facility
is estimated at $693-million over five
years, with annual operating costs after completion estimated at $98-mil-
lion. (All figures in 1989 dollars.)
Victoria has already committed
$90-million toward construction ofthe
KAON factory, with international
backers committed to $200-million.
The federal government is being asked
to contribute about $370-million over
five years.
Provincial government leaders on
hand for the release of the study said
the project would bring economic benefits to every region in the country
"This is Canada's opportunity to
contribute to world class science. The
world has said, 'We're ready.' Now
we need Canada to say, 'We're ready,
too,'" said Stan Hagen, Minister of
Regional and Economic Development.
During construction, the study said,
the KAON factory would generate up
to $550-million of Gross Domestic
Product, create up to 17,000 person-
years of employment and generate up
to $1.1-billion of industrial activity.
Federal Science Minister William
Winegard said he found the KAON
proposal "exciting" and hoped to have
a recommendation before cabinet in
the fall, with a decision on whether to
proceed with construction expected
later in the year.
Winegard said the project will be
considered in the context of Canada's
future involvement in subatomic physics and its overall scientific and fiscal
The feasibility study is currently
being reviewed by the Big Science
Committee of the Prime Minister's
National Advisory Board on Science
and Technology.
Need for
A Senate committee is investigating the need for a university ombudsperson.
Senator Paul Tennant, who put forward the motion, said the current system of student appeals is time consuming and is sometimes viewed as impersonal by students who do not understand its procedures. It also fails to
weed out some unwarranted complaints
or speed along those which are valid,
he said.
"I think we need to better serve the
needs of students," said Tennant.
The Alma Mater Society has an
established ombudsoffice, but Tennant
said that the position has no formal
role in the university and is seen primarily as a student advocate.
"We need an ombudsperson who is
independent, impartial and approachable," he said.
Senator Larry Weiler, speaking on
behalf of the President's Permanent
Advisory Committee on Sexual Harassment, urged Senate to extend the
proposed mandate of the ombudsperson to include other members of the
campus community, as well as students.
"There are a number of people who
could benefit from such a service on
this campus," Weiler said.
Senate's Academic Policy Committee will consider the motion. Final say
in the creation of a new position is up
to the Board of Governors. Tennant
recommended the AMS also be involved. UBC REPORTS June 14.1990       2
Bus Stop pours its last cup
The last cup of coffee left a bittersweet aftertaste for the staff and patrons at the Bus Stop Coffee Shop as
UBC's landmark dining spot closed
June 1 after more than 60 years of
"It was kind of sad, but the waitresses were too busy to get worked
up about it," said coffee shop manager Judy Finley.
More than 1,200 customers lined
up throughout the day to sample a
1960s menu pulled from Food Services' files.
Regulars perched on the Bus Stop's
orange-topped stools, downed 10-
cent cups of coffee and 20-cent sandwiches, and reminisced about all the
good meals and company they had
Roy Turkington, a Botany professor and regular patron for 10 years,
said he'd miss the friendly informality ofthe Bus Stop's dining bays.
"The waitresses certainly are a lot
of fun," he said, adding he rarely
missed a lunch hour at the coffee
shop, which is to be demolished and
replaced by the David Lam Management Research Centre.
Finley said that five former employees came back for the last day of
operation to help serve the 85 dozen
eggs, six cases of bacon, and 55
pounds of fish that customers went
Photo by Media Services
Bus Stop cashier Burnie White man chats with one ofthe many customers who came for
the closing ofthe popular coffee shop. The building is being demolished for the David Lam
Management Research Library.
through in addition to countless cups of
coffee and other goodies.
Burnie Whiteman has poured a lot of
coffee and rung up innumerable orders
while working at the Bus Stop as a waitress and cashier for more than three dec
"It was fun for the last day, but the
whole thing is pretty upsetting. When
you spend 30 years in a place, it's like
home," she said.
"We've always been like a family,"
Whiteman added. "We've grown up
The first Bus Stop opened its doors
in 1929 and the building was replaced
in the mid-1950s by the present diner
with its horseshoe-shaped counters
and swivel stools.
Chemistry Department employee
Beverley Gray, who has been a regular for more than a decade, said she
and many members of the department would miss the cozy atmosphere and friendly waitresses at the
Bus Stop.
"The whole department is upset
about it because it was a home away
from home for us," she said.
"The waitresses were just super.
They were like second mums to a lot
of our graduate students."
Shirley Louie, assistant director of
Food Services, said a waitress-service and fast food takeout restaurant is
slated to open in the new research
library early in 1991.
"Throughout the 25 years that I
have been associated with the Bus
Stop, the warm and friendly service
by the staff has never changed. This
has been the major contributor to
patron loyalty," Louie said.
"The staff has been assigned to
other Food Services units and some
plan to work at the new location, in
the as-yet-unnamed restaurant," she
Open House visitors familiar
with campus, survey finds
UBC's recent Open House attracted
visitors who are already likely be
making good use of campus facilities
and who believe UBC's research and
teaching benefits them directly, a
Commerce survey found.
Marketing students Farah Alibhai,
Craig Pollack and Inga Reili interviewed visitors during the three-day
event to find out why they had come,
what they enjoyed and what they
thought about the university.
The project was part of a third-year
marketing course, taught by Commerce
Professor Dan Gardiner. The three
students talked to 100 people to com-
Ball players studied
Continued from Page 1
Journal of the American Medical Association, Coren concludes that lefthanders are somewhat shorter and
lighter than right-handers.
Coren reviewed data on all 3,707
pitchers who played major league baseball up to 1975 to determine the relative body size of left- and right-handers.
"They run about half an inch shorter
overall and about three pounds lighter
than do right-handers," he said.
This is consistent with the notion
that left-handers show growth delays
as well, Coren added.
pile their visitor profile. Their report
was judged the best out of 19 submitted and received a cash award of $100
from the Community Relations Office.
Alibhai, Pollack and Reili found
more than 80 per cent of visitors surveyed were no strangers to campus,
having made use of the recreational
facilities, libraries, museums, theatres,
galleries, and computing facilities at
least once during the year. Only five
per cent of respondents, however, reported any other kind of campus involvement, such as participating in a
university board, committee or alumni
One third of the people surveyed
had attended a previous Open House
at UBC and must have done a good job
advertising this year's event to friends
and neighbors, since half the respondents said they heard about this year's
Open House by word of mouth.
Many people—even those who use
campus facilities and services—viewed
the event as an invitation from the university to pay a visit to the campus. As
one person said, "I liked having the
access and feeling welcome."
Most visitors surveyed said they
enjoyed the carnival atmosphere on
campus, but several got tired of walking and suggested implementing more
shuttle buses to distant points on campus. Other suggestions were for larger
venues for the more popular events;
walking   tours   of  UBC's   forests,
beaches and gardens; and more hands-
on interactive displays.
Demographically, 95 per cent of
respondents were under 50, in fact,
one half were 24 and younger. Of all
respondents, 67 per cent said they had
no children, but the majority of those
who did brought them to Open House,
indicating they saw the event as a family affair.
Radio series
wins award
from CASE
UBC's radio mini-documentaries
have won another award from the
Council for the Support and Advancement of Education.
Series VIII of UBC Perspectives
was awarded the 1990 Silver Award
for Radio Programming. It is the seventh CASE award the series has garnered.
Each series of UBC's radio documentaries highlights 13 UBC faculty
and research in brief interviews. Narrated by David Suzuki and produced
by the Community Relations Office,
the programs are designed to run as
filler items around regular radio programming.
Now defunct, the series was broadcast nationally to more than 200 radio
stations by Broadcast News.
Sat., July 28,10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Maclnnes Field (beside SUB).
World's largest garage sale.
228-5552   Browse for bargains!
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at just how affordable it is to have your own custom made colour copies.
Please call for more information.
UBC Media Services Photography 228-4775 Ihe Best of Summer
Take a guided walking
tour of the campus that's
home to some of Vancouver's
most spectacular gardens, museums and facilities. Specialized
tours are also available. May fj
through August. Call Campus
Tours at 228-3777.
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SPORTS ^i^l!S!tiI.Vt
Children and adults can sign
up for a variety of courses in
golf, cycling, ice hockey, soccer, gymnastics and more, as
well as sports camps. April
through August. Call Community Sport Services at 228-3688.
Jazz, country, pop/rock and classical music outdoors at noon and chamber music inside in the
evening - two great ways to enjoy some of Vancouver's finest musicians. July 3 to August 10.
Call Community Relations at 228-3131.
Bargain hunters will have
a field day at UBC during
the Super (Special University Program to Encourage
Recycling)   Sale.   Donated
merchandise and information
on recycling will be featured.
July 28. Call 228-5552 for
Take in an evening repertory
production of Filthy Rich,
Cole, or The Strange Case of Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Also, there
will be free outdoor theatre for
children at noon May to August. Call the Frederic Wood Theatre at 228-2678.
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The UBC campus offers some of the best-kept
secret picnic grounds in Vancouver. Why not let
UBC Food Services cater a delicious picnic for
you? May through August. Call Food Services at
Concerts. Tours. Art Exhibits. Gardens. Sports programs.
UBC offers you the best of summer.
April 27 - August 31,1990
For more information call 222-8999
Knapp forest prepares for visitors
Resident beavers at the UBC/Malcolm Knapp Research Forest are
sprucing up their dam in preparation for a unique visitors' day Saturday, June 23.
For the first time in its history—
and for one day only—the forest will
open its gates to cars and allow visitors to take a self-guided driving
tour ofthe 5,157-hectare site.
Tour guide brochures, complete
with a map, will also be available at
the forest entrance.
The open house is in celebration
of UBC's 75th anniversary and festivities will include on-site entertainment, balloons and concessions.
The event is free, families are welcome, and there's plenty of room for
picnic lunches outdoors.
For skyhigh viewing of the research forest, helicopter rides will
be offered at a reasonable charge,
weather permitting. Walk-in visitors are also invited to enjoy the 32
kilometres of hiking trails.
Cars will follow a 10-kilometre
circuit with 12 display sites en route
illustrating some of the diverse research projects under way at the
forest. Researchers and volunteer
guides will be on hand to explain
the activities.
Visitors can learn about tree diseases which claim 12-million cubic
metres of wood from B.C.'s forests
One ofthe many experiments at the UBC/Malcolm Knapp Research Forest involves the use
of sludge as fertilizer. Here a worker sprays sludge as part ofthe experiment. The research
forest is holding an Open House on June 23.
every year; see how logging and fire
affects forest ecology; and try their
hand at splitting cedar shakes.
In the ecological research area,
visitors will find some of the best
examples of old-growth coastal forest where some ofthe trees are 500-
year old Douglas-fir.
One project on display is a joint
venture between the university and
the Greater Vancouver Regional
District and involves using treated
sewage sludge as fertilizer on tree
plantations, a study which could provide an ecologically sound means to
dispose of sludge.
The family of beavers built their
lodge and dam in the last two years
and visitors will be able to see where
they have gathered leaves and bark
for food and building materials.
But beavers aren't the only animals visitors can expect to see.
About 22 mammals make the
research forest their home—including blacktail deer, coyotes, and small
animals such as voles, shrews, chipmunks, squirrels and bats—and researchers have studied almost all of
them in the forest's wildlife studies
The forest also houses a variety of
birds including woodpeckers and
Stellar jays.
Because all wildlife is protected
in the research forest, visitors are
asked to leave their dogs and other
pets at home.
Located at the end of Silver Valley Road in Maple Ridge, the UBC/
Malcolm Knapp Forest is an hour's
drive from Vancouver.
An early start is advised for visitors planning to take the driving
Open House runs from 10 a.m. to
6 p.m., but the gates will close to all
vehicles promptly at 4:30 p.m.
For more information about the
UBC/Malcolm Knapp Research Forest Open House call 463-8148.
Book of Kells
ceremony July 1
There's an ancient Celtic word
still in use today,
"bias," that means
flavor or taste.
UBC will get a
little bias of Irish
culture when an
extraordinary replica of the Book of
Kells is presented
to the library in a
special ceremony
on July 1, Canada
The $16,000 facsimile is one of
1,480 copies made
of   the   original,
which has been kept at Dublin's Trinity
College since 1661. UBC's copy was purchased with funds raised by the local
Irish community.
The work of eighth-century monks,
the Book of Kells — a lavishly illustrated manuscript of New Testament
gospels — is considered a masterpiece
of medieval art. All but two of its 680
pages have ornamentation and art work.
But it is much more than a work of
art. As Irish as shamrocks, the book is
revered as a symbol of cultural survival
in a land where national feelings run
"The facsimile will be a spectacular
The $16,000 facsimile ofthe Book of Kells was purchased for UBC
with funds raised by the Irish community.
addition to the library's collection of fine
printing," said Anne Yandle, head of
the library's Special Collections Division and a Trinity graduate. "It is a
splendid example of Celtic art and lettering."
Fund-raiser John Kelly, a Vancouver
resident of Irish descent, said the purchase of the book and its presentation
on Canada Day represents the Irish
community's desire for more recognition of their role in the development of
this country.
"A lot of people don't know this about
Canadian history," Kelly said, "but at
the time of Confederation there were
more settlers in Canada from Ireland
and Scotland than from France, and
more from Ireland alone than from England."
Confederation itself was largely the
work of men of Celtic background, such
as Scottish-born John A. Macdonald and
Irishman Thomas D'Arcy McGee, he
Trinity College permitted a Swiss
publishing company that specializes in
fine art reproductions to make the facsimiles ofthe Book of Kells.
They used a photo-electronic process
that duplicates the pages on paper
closely resembling the original parchment.
Printed four pages at time, the copies
are painstakingly checked against the
original for the slightest differences. The
facsimiles are being bought by art collectors, scholars, libraries and investors.
UBC's copy will be on permanent
exhibit in the Special Collections Division of the library in an oak case that
will replicate 8th-century Irish cabinet-
The names of individual donors will
be inscribed by Celtic calligrapher Aidan
Meehan in a special book which will be
displayed alongside the facsimile.
The Book of Kells facsimile will be
presented to the university at 2 p.m.
July 1, at the Frederic Wood Theatre.
Evening concert series
highlight of summer
Musical notes will fill the campus at
dusk during Music for a Summer's Evening, one of Discover Summer's music
programs at UBC.
The concert series, which begins July
5, will feature evenings of chamber music and recitals, including piano, violin,
cello, and vocal recitals.
"This series is one ofthe highlights of
the summer music season in Vancouver," said Artistic Director John Loban,
a professor of violin and chamber music
in UBC's School of Music.
"Because of the popularity of the series, early arrival is suggested," he
The free concert series will run Tues
days and Thursdays at 8 p.m. until Aug.
9 in the School of Music's Recital Hall.
The program
will be launched
with a piano recital by UBC's renowned concert
pianist, Robert Silverman.
Music for a
Summer's Evening is sponsored
by the Summer
Session Student's
Association and American Federation
of Musicians, Local 145, in co-operation
with the School of Music.
Silverman \T%(
Happy medal winners from last year's Canadian Special Olympics Summer Games held in Campbell River.
Special Olympics set
for UBC campus
UBC's spectacular Point
Grey campus will be the site
of this year's Canadian Special Olympic Summer Games
July 10 to July 15.
Special Olympics strives to
promote and facilitate year-
round sports, fitness and
physical recreation for the
mentally handicapped.
At the 1990 games, mentally handicapped athletes will
have an opportunity to showcase their potential and capabilities. More than 800 athletes and 200 coaches from
across Canada are expected
to participate — 185 participants will be from British Columbia. In keeping with the
Olympic tradition, the games
are held every four years.
The athletes and coaches
are selected to represent each
of the provinces and territories across Canada. Each team
relies on the support of individuals, community groups,
and corporations which donate
the goods, services and funds
necessary for the participants
to attend the competition.
"We can all show our support for Special Olympics by
attending the opening ceremonies, July 11, and by joining
the cheering section at each of
the competition sites," said
Mary Holmes, director of marketing at UBC's Centre for
Continuing Education and a
volunteer member ofthe 1990
games organizing committee.
Competitions in aquatics,
powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics and soccer will take
place at UBC. Bowling and
track and field events will be
held at other venues in Vancouver and Richmond.
Since its inception in 1968,
Special Olympics in Canada
has grown to include more
than 11,000 mentally handicapped athletes registered
nationwide. Community programs are supported by more
than 4,000 registered volunteers.
Opening ceremonies are
scheduled for B.C. Place Stadium. For more information,
call 737-3105.
Continued from back page
For The Record
June 1 - July 28 Fina Arts Gallery. Documents from the UBC Fine Arts Gallery
archives 1948-1990. Tues. - Sat. 1 pm - 5
pm. Phone 228-2759.
Hypertension in
Pregnancy Study
Pregnant women, concerned about their
blood pressure, are invited to participate.
The study compares relaxation training
with standard medical treatment (own
physician). Call Dr. Wolfgang Linden at
Daily Rhythms Study
Volunteers needed, aged 30-40 and living
with a heterosexual partner, to keep a
daily journal (average 5 min. daily) for 4
months, noting patterns in physical/social
experiences. Call Jessica McFarlane at
Post Polio Study
Persons with polio needed for functional
assessment and possible training programs. Elizabeth Dean, PhD, School of
Rehabilitation Medicine. Call 228-7392.
Multiple Sclerosis Study
Persons with mild to moderately severe
MS needed for study on exercise responses. Elizabeth Dean, PhD, School of
Rehab. Medicine. Call 228-7392.
Back Pain Research
Volunteers needed for magnetic resonance imaging of healthy spines. About
one hour needed. Men/women aged I860, non-pregnant, no pacemakers, no intracranial clips and no metal fragments in
the eye. University Hospital employees
excluded. Call June 8am-4pm, Monday-
Thursday at 228 - 7720.
Psychology Study
Opinions of teenage girls and their parents on important issues surfacing in family life. Volunteers needed, aged 13-19
plus one or both parent(s) for one to one
and one-half hours. Call Lori Taylor at
CNPS Quarter Century Reunion
Call for registration. All CNPS students,
alumni, associates, faculty and staff are
invited to meet old friends and make new
ones at Counselling Psychology's 25th
Year Reunion. Call 228-5259.
Sexual Harassment Office
Two advisors are available to discuss
questions and concerns on the subject.
They are prepared to help any member of
the UBC community who is being sexually
harassed to find a satisfactory resolution.
Call Margaretha Hoek or Jon Shapiro at
To find an interesting and challenging volunteer job, get in touch with Volunteer
Connections, Student Counselling and
Resources Centre, Brock 200. Call 228-
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Every Tuesday (including holidays) from
12:30-2pm, University Hospital, UBC Site,
Room 311 (through Lab Medicine from
Main Entrance). Call 873-1018 (24-hour
Help Line).
Surplus Equipment
Recycling Facility
All surplus items. Every Wednesday,
noon-3 pm. Task Force Bldg, 2352 Health
Sciences Mall. Call 228-2813. (Also see:
Discover Summer: July, 'SUPER Sale'.)
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
Located west of the Education Building.
Free admission. Open all year. Families
interested in planting, weeding or watering the garden, call Gary Pennington at
228-6386 or Jo-Anne Naslund at 434-
Botanical Garden
Open every day from 10am-8pm. Free
admission Wednesdays. Call 228-3928.
(Also see: Discover Summer: Theme
Nitobe Garden
Open Mondayto Friday, 10am-8pm. Free
admission Wednesdays. Call 228-3928.
(Also see: Discover Summer: August,
'Sounds of Japan'.)
Summer Players
enjoy success
The UBC Summer Players are enjoying successful
runs on three fronts and are
about to add a fourth.
Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays at noon, the
players entertain children
(and more than a few
adults) with free performances of Androcles and
the Lion on the grass just
west of SUB. Cole, a musical revue of Cole Porter
tunes, is running at the
Dorothy Somerset Studio.
Reviews have been good
and the performances are
well attended.
Filthy Rich, at the
Frederic Wood Theatre, is
a send-up of 1930 detective dramas in the Maltese
Falcon style. Cole and
Filthy Rich are presented
on a repertory schedule;
all performances begin at
8 p.m.
The fourth production,
The Strange Case of Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, will
premiere on Friday, June
22 at 8 p.m. in the
Freddy Wood,
The play is M
adapted from Irli
Robert Louis
Stevenson's _?
classic horror
story of one
man's obsession.
Tickets for Cole
are $10, while the
other two evening
productions  are
$7; group rates     _^
are available ll'llll
and Mondays
are two-for-one night.
Two-for-one prices will also
be in effect for the preview
performance of The
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll
and Mr. Hyde at 8 p.m. on
Thursday, June 21 at the
Freddy Wood. For more
information, including performance dates, call the
Freddy Wood box office at
Thunderbird Stadium
was the site of a popular
concert, Reggae
Sunsplash, on the May long
weekend. Hot on the
heels of that success, the
stadium will play host to another event on the evening
of Tuesday, June 26.
The Australian group
Midnight Oil headlines a
concert that will include information on the environment. Athletics and Sports
Services were involved in
presenting Reggae
Sunsplash and are again
with the Midnight Oil concert.
There will be a unique
evening of chamber music in the School of Music
Recital Hall on Friday, July
20. Taiwan's Taipei Sinfonietta chamber music orchestra will perform that
evening, beginning at 8
p.m. Some UBC alumni
are among the members
of the group.
The orchestra will perform selections by Bach
and Tchaikovsky, as well
as the world premiere of a
work entitled Taiwan
Dances. Ticket are $8 for
adults and $4 for seniors
and students. For more
information call the School
of Music at 228-3113.
UBC departments, students and alumni are
gathering donated items
for the SUPER Sale on Saturday, July 28. The garage
sale/recycling fair will run
from 10
a.m. to 5
p.m. on
Field. Office
furniture, lab
clothing and curios are expected
to be among the
items donated,
f^| The public is invited to attend the
sale and browse
for bargains, as
well as learn about recycling programs at UBC.
There will also be information available on how
people can recycle in their
Departments interested
in participating in the sale
can still sign up. Phone
Norm Watt at 228-2581 or
Libby Kay at 228-5472 for
more information. The call
is also out for some super
volunteers for the SUPER
Sale. Those interested
should contact Sandra
Shepherd at 228-2125,
This is the time of year
for picnics and barbecues
and the UBC campus offers many spectacular settings. With that in mind,
Food Services has a new
program called Picnics on
the Point. For a reasonable price you can have
anything from a picnic
basket for two to a barbecue for 500 delivered to a
variety of campus locations. For more information call 228-6828. June 17
July 14
Museum    Of    Anthropology
Father's Day Concert
Amadeus Children's Training Choir under the direction of Irene Schmor. Children 8 to 10 years with a
repetoire spanning from the
old masters to contemporary composers. Free with Museum
Admission. MOA at 2:30pm. Call 228-
Biochemistry Seminar
Light Transduction By Bacterial Rhodop-
sin And Mammalian Rhodopsin. Prof. H.
Gobind Khorana, Biology and Chemistry,
Massachusetts Instltue of Technology,
Cambridge, MA. Wesbrook 100 at
3:45pm. Call 228-2893.
Paediatrics Research Seminar
Cytogenetics And Cytology Of Early Bovine Embryos. Dr. W. Allan King, assoc.
prof., Biomedical Sciences, Ontario Veterinary College, U. of Guelph. University
Hospital, Shaughnessy Site, D308 at
12noon. Call 875-2492.
Museum Of Anthropology Volunteer Information Tea
For all persons interested in volunteering.
MOA Lobby at 10am. Call 228-5087.
Psychiatry Academic
Lecture Program
Journal Club. University
Hospital, UBC Site, 2NAB
from 8-9am. Coffee and
muffins at 7:45am. Call
Chemical Engineering
Special Seminar
Mitigation Of Heat Exchanger Fouling. Dr.
H. Muller-Steinhagen, Chemical and Materials Engineering, U. of Aukland, New
Zealand. Chemical Engineering 206 at
3:30pm. Call 228-3238.
Biochemistry Seminar
A Minimalist Approach To Protein Design.
Dr. Bill DeGrado, E.I. Dupontde Nemours
and Co., Wilmington, Delaware. IRC #4
at 3:45pm. Call 228-2526.
UBC Reports is the faculty and
staff newspaper of the University
of British Columbia. It is published every second Thursday by
the UBC Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver, B.C V6T 1W5.
Telephone 228-3131.
Advertising inquiries: 228-4775.
Director: Margaret Nevin
EdUan Howard Fluxgoid
Contributors: Connie Fllletti,
Paula Martin, Jo Moss
and Gavin Wilson.
Jf^L     Please
■%m£..  recycle
For events in the period July 15 to Aug. 4 notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar forms no later
than noon on Wednesday, July 4 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Room 207, Old Administration
Building. For more information call 228-3131. Notices exceeding 35 words may he edited.
Maclnnes Field from 10am-5pm. Call 228-
Faculty of Medicine
Distinguished Faculty Lecture
The Challenges Of Clinical Trials - AZT
And Beyond. Dr. John Reudy, Head,
Medicine, UBC, St. Paul's Hospital. St.
Paul's Hurlburt Auditorium at 9am. Call
Psychiatry Academic
Lecture Program
Transcultural Aspects Of Haloperidol
Pharmacotherapy. Prof.     Saburo
Takahashi, Shiga U. of Medical Science,
Otsu, Japan. University Hospital, UBC
Site, 2NAB from 8-9am. Coffee and muffins at 7:45am. Call 228-7325.
Centre For Policy Studies
In Education Seminar
bswcs'Jssi^ Credentialism And The
tiS^l^- I Occupational Participation
?*:;. ;',u • Of Subordinate Groups In
<L '.^tif * The Israeli Labor Market.
I ■■■.....J Dr. Abraham Yogev, Education, Tel Aviv U. Ponderosa Annex E 105 at 2:30 pm. Call
VST Summer School
Public Lectures
The Power Of The Biblical Word. Dr. B.
Davie, Bible and Ministry, Yale U. and ex-
President, Pacific School of Religion.
Vancouver School of Theology, Chancellor Building, Epiphany Chapel at 7:30pm.
Call 228-9031.
Regent College Evening
Public Lectures
Christian Ministry: Addictive Or Gracious?
Dr. James M. Houston, Spiritual Theology, Regent College. Main Floor Auditorium from 8-9:30pm. Call 224-3245.
Medical Grand Rounds
Staphylococcal Toxins - New Concepts
Of Pathogenesis And Treatment. Dr.
Anthony Chow, Medicine, VGH, Infectious
Diseases. University Hospital, UBC Site,
G-279 at 12noon. Call 288-7737.
VST Summer School
Public Lectures
The Gitskan Feasting Tradition And Its
Relationship To The Land. Jim Angus,
Gitskan Hereditary Chief and President,
B.C. Conference, United Church of Canada. Vancouver School of Theology,
Chancellor Building, Epiphany Chapel at
7:30pm. Call 228-9031.
VST Summer School
Public Lectures
Pastoral Issues Of Family Life In The 90s.
Dr. Robert Lees, Marriage and Family
Therapist. Vancouver School of Theology, Chancellor Bulding, Epiphany Chapel
at 7:30pm. Call 228-9031.
Medical Grand Rounds
Is It Or Isn't It Lyme's? Dr. Robert Sayson,
Clinical assoc. prof., Medicine, University
Hospital, UBC Site. U. Hospital, UBC
Site, G-279 at 12noon. Call 228-7737.
Regent College Evening
Public Lecture
Novels, Pastors And Poets. Rev. Eugene
Peterson, Pastor, Christ Our King Presbyterian Church, Bel Air, MD and author.
College's Main Auditorium from 8-9:30pm.
Call 224-3245.
1 "V
Spring/Summer Sports Program
Adult and children's recreational sport programs. To August 30. Call Community
Sport Services at 228-3688.
Picnics On The Point
Combine a variety of complete picnic packages and barbecues with visits to pools,
museums, gardens and other campus attractions. Available for groups from 2-
500. Call Food Services at 228-6828.
Campus Tours
Walking tours of campus facilities and attractions. Continues until August 31.
Monday-Friday from Student Union Building, 10am, 1pm and (by arrangement)
3pm and weekends. Call 228-3777.
Outdoor Theatre For Children
U>: ,s awwiMg The UBC Summer Players
present Androcles and the
Lion. A family show. Until
«   t.;i«jw    | August 17 at the west side
LJ-sribbbJ of ,ne Student Union Buying.  Monday, Wednesday
and Friday at noon. Call 228-2678.
Summer Program For
Retired People
Course options including geography, literature, current events, computers and
arts. Fee: $29 weekly. Last session June
18. Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12noon. Call
Continuing Education at 222-5237.
Summer Stock Theatre
The UBC Summer Players present Cole,
Filthy Rich and The Strange Case of Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Repertory schedule.
Until August 11, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday , Frederic Wood Theatre and Dorothy Somerset Studio. Reservations recommended. Call 228-2678.
Botanical Garden Theme Tours.
June theme is Roses and Climbers. Tea
available. June 24 at 10:30am and 1:30pm
from the new gate entrance, 6804 SW
Marine Drive. Call 228-4208.
Asian Centre Art Exhibit
Lee Wai On, Chinese watercolor impressions, June 23-July 2. Joseph Wong,
internationally renowned printmaker, July
6-16. Asian Centre Auditorium. Call 228-
Dairy Barn Tours
Five tours daily including during milking
times. Through August, Animal Science
Dairy Barn, 3473 Wesbrook Mall. Call
Malcolm Knapp Research
Forest Open House
:; i  :      ~-  Open House driving tour
ji.j  i     '■» -' highlighting 12 feature ar-
1' i»,| eas of the UBC Research
: |:i*fc Forest in  Maple  Ridge.
| '■■;.■" June 23 from 10am-6pm
(last car in at 4:30pm). Call
Triumf Tours
Tri-University Meson Facility. Contains
the world's largest proton-beam producing cyclotron. Not recommended for children under 14; parts of the route may be
difficult for the pregnant or handicapped
and persons with pace-makers should not
tour this facility. Through August, weekdays at 11 am and 2pm. Call 222-1047.
Thunderbird Winter
Sports Centre
Grand opening of the new view deck
lounge overlooking the tennis courts, fields
and Georgia Strait. Monday-Friday, 11 am-
11pm. Saturday, 10am-7pm. Sunday,
noon-6pm. Call 228-6121.
Summer Sounds
Free concerts of light pop/
rock, classical, country,
traditional and modern
jazz. July 3-August 10,
south plaza of the Student
Union Building, Monday-
Friday daily, 12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-
Music For A Summer's Evening
A series of free chamber music concerts
featuring outstanding musicians from the
Vancouver area. July 5-August 9, Music
Recital Hall, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8pm. Call 228-3131.
Oyster River Open House
Tours and information on the research
farm. Group tours can be arranged. July
8 from 10am-4pm. Call 923-4219.
1990 Canadian Special Olympic
Summer Games
■ :<■:*;>• v-tag UBC campus is the site of
:.;    i..*** r- " I four events including aq-
.,  ,;.-  r| uatics,   soccer,   rhythmic
:■•"':■     I gymnastics and power lift-
i ing. July 10-15. Call 737-
'"'* 3105.
Botanical Garden Theme Tours
July theme is perennials. Tea available.
July 15 and 29 at 10:30am and 1:30pm
from the new gate entrance, 6804 SW
Marine Drive. Call 228-4208.
Taipei Sinfonietta
A group of 30 instrumentalists from Taiwan, including some UBC alumni, under
the baton of American conductor Michael
Mazer. Adults $8, students and senior
citizens, $6. Music Building Recital Hall,
July 20 at 8pm. Call 228-3113.
S.U.P.E.R Sale
Garage sale/recycling fair plus information on UBC recycling programs. July 28
Sounds of Japan
Free lecture/recital with admission to the
Nitobe Garden. August 5 from 2-3pm in
Nitobe. Call 222-5273.
Botanical Garden Theme Tours
August theme is physick
garden and herbs. Tea
available. August 12 and
26 plus two tours in September. 10:30am and
1:30pm. Call 228-4208.
Our Chiefs And Elders
Features portraits of B.C. Native leaders,
chiefs, chief counsellors and elders by
Kwaguitl photographer David Neel. Opens
August 17 at the Museum of Anthropology. Call 228-5087.
Summer Session Main
Library Tours
Twice daily, Tuesday-Friday, July 3-6 at
10:45am and 1:45pm plus Tuesday July
10 and 17 at 1:45pm. Each tour, 45
minutes. From the Main Library Entrance.
All welcome. Call 228-2076.
Tours for Prospective Students
«:„:..;'.. ■■:.-;..- Fridays throughout the
f, iy'^i- ..'.*' summer. One and one-
!. half hours.   Includes Stu
dent Services, Athletics,
Recreation and Academic
Facilities. One week's advance booking required. School and College Liaison Office, Brock Hall 206. Call
Executive Programmes
Business seminars June 25-27 include:
Production/Distribution Management, fee
$1450. Profit Sharing and Gain Sharing,
fee $895. E.D. MacPhee Executive Conference Centre. Call 224-8400.
AMS/UBC Job Link
A summer-long service which links employers in private, public and non-profit
organizations with qualified, capable UBC
students looking for career-related work.
Register or post a job at SUB 100B, Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, FAX 228-6093
or call 228-JOBS.
International House
Reception Program
jgifEvn^ Volunteers required from
mid-July through August as
drivers, hosts and information aides to meet and welcome International students. Call 228-5021.
Memory In Older Adults Study
Volunteers required for a study on memory and study strategies in adults aged
50-plus. Requires about one and one-
half hours; honorarium, $10. Call Karen
at 228-2140.
Sleep Disorders Study
Volunteers 18-45 years suffering from
Chronic Insomnia needed for a study on
sleep-promoting medication (hypnotics).
Must be available to sleep overnight at a
lab for five nights. Call Carmen Ramirez
at 228-7927.
Career Development Study
Research study on communication between parents and adolescents regarding career and educational choices. Young
people aged 12-19 and
one parent needed to participate in an
interview. Call Dr. Richard Young at 228-
See CALENDAR on inside page UBC REPORTS June 14,1990       3
Photo b> Media Services
Artist Toni Onley was commissioned by UBC's Psychology Department
to paint this picture of the Point Grey campus. Money raised from the
sale of the print will go toward fellowships for Psychology students.
Berkowitz & Associates
Statistics and Mathematics Consulting
• research design
• sampling
• data analysis
Jonathan Berkowitz, Ph.D.
4160 Staulo Crescent, Vancouver, B.C., V6N 3S2
Office: (604) 263-1508       Home: (604) 263-5394
Classified advertising can be purchased from Media Services. Phone
228-4775. Ads placed by faculty and staff cost $6 per insertion for 35
words. Others are charged$7. Tuesday, July 3 at 4 p.m. is the deadline
for the next issue of UBC Reports which appears on Thursday, July 12.
Deadline forthe following edition on Aug. 2 is 4 p.m. Monday, July 23. All
ads must be paid in advance in cash, by cheque or internal requisition.
professional looking results with WP5
and HP Deskjet Plus printer. Editing
and proofreading. Competitive rates.
Pickup and delivery available at extra
cost. West End location. Call Suzanne
VICTORIA REAL ESTATE: Experienced, knowledgeable realtor with
faculty references will answer all queries and send information on retirement or investment opportunities. No
cost or obligation. Call (604) 595-
3200. Lois Dutton, REMAX Ports
West, Victoria, B.C.
EDITING: Needthatfinalpolishingtouch?
Experienced English PhD Student will
edit your MS, thesis, novel, etc for spelling grammar and general style, 536-
NOTARY PUBLIC: for all your Notarial Services including Wills, Conveyancing and Mortgages, contact
Pauline Matt, 4467 Dunbar St., (at
28th & Dunbar), Vancouver, B.C. Telephone (604) 222-9994.
RIDE WANTED: Are you driving to
UBC from Coquitlam? So am I. If you
are interested in carpooling, call Judy
at 228-2404.
HERPES STUDY: Volunteers with
recurrent genital herpes are required
for the testing of a potential new treatment (not a cure.) This involves admission to the hospital for 5-6 days for
the intravenous infusion of this new
agentor, a placebo containing no active ingredient. Treatment musts be
initiated within 12 hours of a new lesion. Volunteers must be 18 years of
age or older, not pregnant and protected against becoming pregnant and
off all antiviral preparations for 7 days
prior to enrolment. An honorarium will
be provided. For more details call 660-
I do for You? Former UBC Program
Assistant available for part-time, on-
call relief office duties. 228-8254.
For Sale
TOSHIBA   COLOR   TV,   13   inch
screen, almond-$150.
Contact: 732-3857.
BLACK & WHITE ENLARGEMENTS: from your negatives, individually hand exposed, cropped,
dodged and shaded to your exact
specifications. High quality papers in
matte or high gloss finish. We can
get the best from your sub-standard
negative. Great prices, an 8x10 custom enlargement just $5.70! Call
Media Services Photography at 228-
4775. (3rd floor LPC, 2206 East Mall).
Schutz named director
of School of Phys. Ed.
Robert Schutz' appointment as director of the School of Physical Education and Recreation was approved
by the university's Board of Governors at its June meeting. Acting director since July 1989, Schutz formally
took over March 1, 1990 for a five-
year term.
A prominent Canadian scholar in
exercise and sport science, Schutz is
internationally known for his work on
the measurement of motor behavior,
the validity of scoring systems, mathematical analysis of sports strategies,
and the measurement of attitudes towards sport and physical activity.
Now 51, Schutz earned his BPE
from UBC in 1961 and his teacher
certification in 1962. He taught high
school in B.C. and Alberta for several
years, earned a Master of Science from
the University of Alberta, and in 1971,
a PhD from the University of Wisconsin. He joined UBC in 1970.
As director, his mission will be to
guide the school's continued development into a quality research unit dealing with the interdisciplinary study of
human kinetics and leisure studies.
One of the oldest physical education schools in Canada with one ofthe
largest undergraduate enrolments,
UBC's school was founded in 1946 to
educate physical education teachers for
the public school system and run intramural and extramural athletic programs.
But with the growth of sports sciences research, its focus of activity
shifted over the years from training
athletes and teachers to developing
expertise in areas such as as exercise
physiology, bio-mechanics, and motor
learning behavior—broad based research in human movement which was
not necessarily sports related.
Current faculty projects include
studies on abnormal gait and the dynamics of wheelchair propulsion, for
"We're interested in understanding
human physical movement of which
sports and exercise are a component,"
Schutz explained. Discussions are
under way to determine the school's
future direction, he said. "We will
continue to build on our strengths in
the sports sciences while maintaining
our involvement in leisure studies and
The school also has a tradition of
public service and involvement in
community recreation.
"We do have a social responsibility
to interface with the community,"
Schutz said.
The majority of the 31 faculty
members are active researchers, but
five people still hold joint coaching
appointments in Athletics and Sport
Services, a carryover from a time when
the two units were more closely tied.
"It's unrealistic now to expect faculty to both coach and research."
Schutz said. "You can't do both."
Like many other departments, the
school faces a large number of retirements over the next 10 years.
"There will be considerable renewal
and that's always productive," Schutz
said. "It's an exciting time to start new
Over the years the school and athletics have evolved into separate disciplines with different interests and goals.
That philosophical and administrative separation will soon become physical. Renovations to the War Memorial
Gym at the end of May will allow each
to occupy different areas of the same
"We will
continue to
share facilities
and cooperate in
other areas
where it is beneficial to do so,"
Schutz said.
the school may Schutz
have a new building on campus and to
that end a space requirement study is
currently under way. Plans also call
for the development of a PhD program.
Like many physical education faculty. Schutz is involved in national and
international organizations which
maintain links between the school and
sport governing bodies.
Former president of the North
American Society for Psychology of
Sport and Physical Activity, and a fellow of the Research Consortium of
A ANPERD and of the American Academy Physical Education, Schutz is
currently a board member, and former
president, ofthe Canadian Association
of Sport Sciences.
New Dentistry fund
to support oral health
UBC's Faculty of Dentistry is raising new bursary and endowment funds
to support educational and research
programs in the oral health sciences.
Specifically, programs that emphasize the special needs of students, encourage new and innovative approaches to teaching and research in
the oral health sciences and promote
measures to improve dental public
health throughout the world will receive the financial support from the
funds being raised.
The bursary and the endowment
fund will be named in honor ofthe late
Dr. S. Wah Leung, who became the
founding Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC in 1962, a position he
held until his retirement in 1977.
Dr. Paul Robertson, current Dean
of Dentistry, praised Dr. Leung for his
lifelong commitment to supporting
excellence in teaching, research and
patient care.
"Dr. Leung's leadership brought
international recognition to the faculty
for its teaching and research and, at the
same time, his service to the profession and the community received
worldwide acclaim."
UBC's Faculty of Dentistry maintains the largest dental outpatient clinic
in the province and despite its relatively recent history and small size, is
listed among the leaders in dental research in North America according to
the Medical Research Council of Canada.
A fund raising banquet in support
of the Dr. S. Wah Leung Bursary and
Dr. S. Wah Leung Endowment Fund
was held recently in Vancouver.
UBC Reports ad deadlines
UBC Reports is now distributed by the Vancouver Courier on the west
side on alternate Sundays
Edition Deadline 4 p.m.
July 12
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For more information, or to place
an ad, phone 228-4775 UBC REPORTS June 14.1990       4
Photo by Media Services
Macebearer John Dennison leads the procession to Spring Convocation. UBC awarded 23 honorary degrees at
four days of ceremonies to celebrate its 75th anniversary.
Six honored
Alumni present awards
Geraldine Kenney-Wallace, Ben
Heppner and Verna Kirkness are
among the winners of the Alumni
Association's annual awards.
Kenney-Wallace won the UBC
Alumni Award of Distinction, one of
six major awards presented by the association.
Former head of the Science Council of Canada, she was recently appointed president of McMaster University, becoming the second woman
to head a Canadian university.
The Award of Distinction recognizes outstanding achievements by
UBC alumni. Past winners include Pat
Carney, Rick Hansen, Pierre Berton
and Nathan Nemetz.
Winner of the Honorary Alumni
Award is Vema Kirkness of the Faculty of Education. Kirkness was named
for her work as a teacher, fundraiser
and director ofthe First Nations House
of Learning.
The Honorary Alumni Award honors contributions made to the Alumni
Association or the university by non-
alumni. Past winners include David
Suzuki, Arthur
Erickson, Cecil
Green, Walter
Koerner and
H.R. MacMillan.
This year's
Young Alumni
Award goes to
opera singer
Ben Heppner, a
graduate of the School of Music.
Heppner won the first Birgit Nilsson
Prize at the New York Metropolitan
Opera auditions in 1988 and has gone
on to win acclaim for his interpretations of major tenor roles on stages
around the world, including a recent
appearance at La Scala.
The award is given annually to a
UBC alumni under the age of 36 whose
accomplishments have brought honor
to the university.
The Faculty Citation Award has
been given to William Webber. Faculty of Medicine. Webber served as
Dean of Medicine for 12 years and is
active with the
Alumni Division and as a
The citation
is awarded to
UBC faculty
who have provided outstanding service to
the general community in capacities
other than teaching and research.
Co-recipients of the Blythe Eagles
Volunteer Service Award are Lewis
Robinson and Bill Richardson.
Robinson was a founding member
of the Professor Emeriti Division and
the Geography Alumni Alliance of the
Alumni Association. Richardson was
on the Alumni Board for six years,
active in the Engineering Division and
involved in the Student Affairs, Reunion and Homecoming committees.
The Blythe Eagles award salutes
extraordinary contributions of time and
energy to the Alumni Association.
University Teaching Prizes
honor teaching commitment
four UBC faculty members
were recognized for their
commitment to
teaching at this
year's Congregation.
The winners
of the first annual University
Teaching Prizes were selected by their
respective faculties. Each will receive
$5,000 from endowment sources.
One of the prizes was awarded
posthumously, to the late Dr. William
Wood ofthe Faculty of Dentistry, who
died on May 12. Wood joined UBC in
1972 as an instructor and in July of this
year was to become a full professor.
He was a specialist in the area of prost-
Winners from the Faculty of Arts
were: Margaret Arcus, Family and
Nutritional Sciences; Peter Harnetty,
Asian Studies; Charles Humphries,
History; Paul Tennant, Political Science; Earl Winkler, Philosophy.
Science Faculty winners were:
Julyet Benbast, Microbiology; Thomas Pederson, Oceanography; Wayne
Savigny, Geological Sciences.
In the Faculty of Medicine the
winners were: Dr. David Fairholm,
Surgery; David Godin. Pharmacology
and Therapeutics; Susan Stanton,
School of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Winners in the Faculty of Applied
Science were: Raymond Cole. School
of Architecture; D. L. Pulfrey. Electrical Engineering. In the Education Fac
ulty the winners
were: Harold
Ratzlaff, Educational Psychology and
Special Education; Wendy
Sutton, Language Education.
In      Com- Arcus
merce and Business Administration, the winners were
Bernhard Schwab, Michael Tretheway
and Alan Kraus. Winners in other
faculties were: Joel Bakan, Law; Helen Burt, Pharmaceutical Sciences;
John Worrall, Forestry; Moura Quayle.
Agricultural Sciences; Robert McMaster. Medical Genetics. Faculty of
Graduate Studies.
25 recognized
for finishing
at top of class
Twenty five graduates finished at
the top of their class at UBC this year.
Listed below are the names of the
students and their awards. Students
are from Vancouver unless otherwise
Association of Professional Engineers Proficiency Prize (most outstanding record in the graduating class of
Applied Science, BASc degree;) Christopher Adams.
Helen L. Balfour Prize (head ofthe
graduating class in Nursing, BSN degree;) Charlotte McKintuck (Ontario.)
Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Medal and Prize (head ofthe graduating class in Education, Elementary
Teaching field, BEd degree;) Deborah
Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Medal and Prize (head ofthe graduating class in Education, Secondary
Teaching field, BEd degree;) Jill
Mitchell (North Vancouver.)
Ruth Cameron Medal for Librarianship (head ofthe graduating class in
Librarianship, MLS degree;) Norman
Amor (White Rock.)
College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia Gold Medal (head ofthe
graduating class in Dentistry, DMD
degree;) Janice Brennan (North Vancouver.)
Professor C.F.A. Culling—Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science
Prize (greatest overall academic excellence in the graduating class of the
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science degree;) shared by Robin King
(Kamloops) and Theresa van der Goes
Dr. Brock Fahrni Prize in Occupational Therapy (head ofthe graduating
class in Rehabilitation Medicine, Occupational Therapy, BSc (O.T.) degree;) Theresa Wong.
Dr. Brock Fahrni Prize in Physiotherapy (head of the graduating class
in Rehabilitation Medicine, Physiotherapy, BSc (P.T.) degree;); Tamsin Lundell (Delta.)
Governor General's Gold Medal
(head of the graduating classes in the
Faculty of Graduate Studies, Master's
programs) Paul Steenhuisen (Delta.)
Governor General's Gold Medal
(head of the graduating classes in the
Faculty of Graduate Studies, Doctoral
programs) Robert Thomson (West-
Governor-General's Silver Medal
in Arts (head ofthe graduating class in
the Faculty of Arts, BA degree;) Ir-
shad Manji (Richmond.)
Governor-General's Silver Medal
in Science (head ofthe graduating class
in the Faculty of Science, BSc degree;)
Bozidar Ilic.
Hamber Medal (head of the graduating class in Medicine, MD degree;),
for best cumulative record in all years
of the course Anita McEachern (Port
Horner Prize and Medal for Pharmaceutical Sciences (head ofthe graduating class in Pharmaceutical Sciences,
BSc Pharm. degree;) Amy Wai.
Kiwanis Club Medal (head of the
graduating class in Commerce and
Business Administration, BComm
degree;) David Little and Angelica
Law Society Gold Medal and Prize
(head of the graduating class in Law,
LLB degree;) Maria McKenzie.
H.R. MacMillan Prize in Forestry
(head of the graduating class in Forestry BSF or BSc Forestry degree;)
Jonathan Moss (England.)
Dr. John Wesley Neill Medal and
Prize (head of the graduating class in
Landscape Architecture, BLA degree;)
Lyle Grant (Kitimat.)
Physical Education Faculty Prize
(head of the graduating class in Physical Education BPE degree;) Theodore
Widen (Smithers.)
Royal Architecture Institute of
Canada Medal (graduating student with
the highest standing in the School of
Architecture) Marc Boutin.
Wilfred Sadler Memorial Gold
Medal (head ofthe graduating class in
Agricultural Sciences, BScAgr degree;)
Karen Brown (Vernon.)
University of B.C. Medal (head of
the graduating class in Family and
Nutritional Sciences, BHE degree;)
Elizabeth Pagdin (North Vancouver.)
University of B.C. Medal (head of
the graduating class in Fine Arts, BFA
degree;) Kevin Madill (Ontario.)
University of B.C. Medal (head of
the graduating class in Music, BMus
degree;) Lauri Lyster (Burnaby.)
5 faculty
elected to
Royal Society
Five UBC faculty members have
been elected Fellows of The Royal
Society of Canada.
Kinya Tsuruta, professor of Asian
Studies, and History Professor Alexander Woodside were both elected to
the Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences of The Royal Society of
Tsuruta is the foremost scholar of
modern Japanese literature in Canada
and is also recognized internationally
for his expertise.
A professor in the Department of
History at UBC since 1975, Woodside
is a leading scholar in both Modern
Chinese and Vietnamese history.
UBC faculty elected to the Academy of Science of The Royal Society
of Canada were Mathematics Professor Joel Feldman, molecular biologist
and Vice-President of Research Robert
Miller and Chemistry Professor Gren-
fell Patey.
Feldman has made significant contributions to mathematical quantum
electrodynamics and field theories
which have established him as one of
the world's leading field theorists.
Miller is recognized for his pioneering efforts in the use of genetic
engineering technology in the study of
fundamental biological processes.
Grenfell Patey, the first scientist to
devise a practical computational
method for integral equation theories,
has established a worldwide reputation as a theoretical chemist.
Candidates for each academy are
nominated by, and voted on by members of The Royal Society of Canada.


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