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Volume 45, Number 14
September 2, 1999
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Fully Booked
Martin Dee photo
A great wall of boxes surrounds UBC Bookstore employees (1-r) Andrew
Kenny, Kerry Boultbee and Brian Ball as they prepare to distribute
textbooks that have been reserved in the FastStart program. Begun in
1997 by Ball, the Bookstore's senior textbook buyer, the reservation
service is used by more than 3,000 students. Boxes of textbooks are
available for pick-up at the Bookstore or can be delivered to the home.
Reservations can be made using the Internet or a form that can be
dropped off or faxed to the Bookstore. For more information, check the
Web site at www.bookstore.ubc.ca.
Small is beautiful for
students in residence
by Dorianne Sager
Student intern
Sing Tao School of Journalism
"Room for rent — 204 square feet.
Comes complete with desk, bed, roommate and 1,148 neighbours. Shared bathroom with 30 other people. No pets, hanging pictures or painting walls. Potted
plants welcome. Meals included. Total
cost, $612 per month."
Even IKEA would have a hard time
making this living space feel like home.
So why is it that each year UBC's
residence complexes enjoy full capacity? There must be something drawing
the students other than the opportunity to eat cafeteria food three times a
Janice Robinson, assistant director.
Residence Life, believes that living in
residence is one ofthe most effective ways
to deal with the loneliness and adjustment period many first-year students
"Big research-focused universities,
including UBC, just don't feel like warm
and welcoming places for many new
students. It's pretty easy to feel like a
number rather than a known, accepted
and valued member of the community,"
she says.
The secret to feeling like you belong at
a big place (like UBC} is to find a smaller
place, a smaller group of people, a smaller
community within this larger community
— and begin to meet others, one at a
time," she says.
Scott Zuyderduyn, a resident of Place
Vanier, spent his first year of university
at Malaspina University College before
making the move to UBC. He sees residence life as a chance to become directly
involved with the campus through volun-
More Back to Campus,
See Page 3
Classroom upgrades
ahead of schedule
by Andy Poon
Staff writer
UBC is on track to surpass its Trek
2000 targets to upgrade classrooms and
labs throughout the campus.
Since 1996, 20 per cent of all classrooms have been upgraded. That's ahead
of the goal set forth in the university's
vision statement, Trek 2000, to have 15
per cent of UBC classrooms renovated by
this fall. Progress has also been made on
improving lab facilities with seven per
cent of all teaching labs upgraded so far.
This is a good news story since we're
ahead ofthe plan," says Suzanne Poohkay,
manager of capital programs for Campus
Planning and Development.
Working from the classroom master
plan developed by Cambridge, Mass.-
based architectural consultants,
Ellenzweig Associates Inc., Poohkay says
the challenge has been to prioritize the
410 classrooms and 374 teaching labs
across campus for the renovations.
"It's a huge list," she says. The consultants examined all the rooms and
divided them into groups — those easy to
improve and other, key classrooms that
are more difficult lo work on."
"Easy" classrooms are those defined
as seating between 20 to 80 people. These
tend to be highly utilized rooms that with
some painting, new window coverings,
new seating and the like would be improved to a more acceptable condition. Of
the 286 classrooms across campus identified as such, 50 are slated as priorities
in the next phase of upgrading.
"Key" classrooms are those defined as
larger, seating 100 to 200 students and
are heavily used, often serving as the
backbone facility for a number of faculties.
While they are fundamentally sound,
these classrooms are often poorly furnished and equipped. They may require
mechanical or electrical renovations to
raise them to an acceptable level for
teaching use. Ofthe 124 classrooms with
more than 100 seats. 15 of these rooms
will be targeted in the current round of
Poohkay says they are working closely
with the President's Advisory Committee
on Learning Space to develop a multi-
year plan to implement the work on the
classrooms and labs.
Campus campaign
gets set to soar
UBC is gearing up for another strong
United Way Campaign across campus
this year after raising almost $300,000
in 1998.
The university's annual campaign to
raise funds and create
awareness for the United
Way of the Lower Mainland will run from Oct.
18-29 this year.
UBC United Way Campaign      Chair      Eilis
Courtney  has  already
been busy working with
staff, faculty and student
volunteers to organize a
slew of activities throughout campus
for the two-week campaign in an effort
to topple the $293,390 mark set last
An umbrella organization with 104
member  agencies  and   32   affiliates
spread throughout the Lower Mainland, the United Way supports health
care and rehabilitation services, crisis
and emergency services, care for seniors, community services, and provides assistance to families and individuals.
UBC faculty and staff
members usually donate
through payroll deduction while students give
cash contributions or
through events on campus.
To check out what's
happening with this
year's campaign, visit the Web site at
www.unitedway.ubc.ca. Faculty, staff
and students who wish to volunteer to
help with the campaign can do so by
calling (604) 822-8929 or going to the
Web site.
Plugged-in Prongs
Offbeat: The Fork returns to help budding musicians find their way
Net Worth 7_
Prof. Daniel Pauly gets set to study overfishing in the Atlantic
Decision Makers 8_
Meet UBC's Board of Governors 2 UBC Reports ■ Sept. 2,1999
Continued from Page 1
The upgrades affect classrooms and labs in the faculties of
Agricultural Sciences, Arts, Applied Science, Commerce and
Business Administration, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science.
Since 1996, $9.6 million has
been spent on the classroom and
lab renovations. It is estimated
that the upgrades to all classrooms will cost $50 million to
complete with the pace of renovations contingent on the
amount of funding available.
Continued from Page 1
teer organizations,  intramural
sports and other activities.
Being surrounded 24 hours a
day by people who have similar
hopes and dreams is an amazing
support system, he says.
"I've endured the bare university experience of just taking the
courses, and believe me, living
on the campus in residence enhances the university experience
so much more."
Of course, conflicts can arise
from such close living quarters.
Homesickness, roommate clashes,
lack of privacy and finding the discipline to study in between social
events are all problems first-year
students will encounter.
Resident advisers are an important support system. Their
objective is to help create a safe
and secure living and learning
In addition to organizing fun
programs such as quiz nights,
: ski weekends and mocktail
nights, all advisers are trained
to deal with issues such as grief
and depression, racism or sexism, conflict mediation and eating disorders.
Training workshops can range
from how to help students deal
with being gay on campus to love
and relationships in general.
Barb Tucker, an English Literature graduate now studying for her
degree in Education, has lived on
campus for the duration of her
studies and has been a resident
adviser for the last three years.
She is familiar with the problems students might face during their first year away from
home and as an adviser she is
there to help students adjust to
their new life.
Her advice, "Get involved.
That's where you'll find your
friends. I remember watching
movies where people talked
about their old college buddies.
Some of my best friends now are
the ones I made in my first year
of university. It's kind of cheezy,
but true."
In a recent speech to the Association of College and University Housing Officers, UBC President Martha Piper related her
story of a 35-year-old friendship
begun in her first year of residence in 1963.
"While we have never lived in
the same city or state or-province, we have remained in close
contact over the years — Christmas letters and family photos,
postcards from exotic holiday
spots, telephone calls in the middle ofthe night, and e-mail messages with tips on everything
from recipes to book reviews... A
shared dormitory room has led
to a shared life. Not bad for a
two-star bed and breakfast, with
the bathroom down the hall."
Society welcomes
four UBC fellows
Four UBC faculty members
recently elected to the Royal Society of Canada include an electrical engineer specializing in
electronic signal processing, a
neuropsychologist who studies
the human-canine bond, and
two ocean science
RababWard, a
professor of Electrical and Computer  Engineering,   Psychology
Prof.      Stanley
Coren and Earth
and  Ocean  Sciences   adjunct
Kenneth Denman
and   Chi   Shing
Wong will be inducted to the society with 58 other
new fellows at a
ceremony to take
place  in  Ottawa
Nov. 19.
Ward is a leader
in the application
of digital signal
processing. She
has developed
methods to clarify
electronic information received,
leading to advances in television and video signal reception, and improvement
in early detection of breast cancer using X-ray mammographic
images. . . .
Coren is best known to the
public for his series of best-sell-
Lluvia Preschool
(3 & 4 year olds)
Mon.-Thurs. (I-3:30pm)
$230 per month
Register now
at 288 I Acadia Rd.
Phone 822-9386
ing books on dogs,  including
The Intelligence of Dogs.
His research focuses on perception, particularly hearing and
vision, behavioural medicine, behavioural genetics, and general
cognitive  processes.
Earth and
Ocean Sciences
adjunct professor and alumnus
Denman studies
the linkages between physical
and biological
processes in the
upper ocean. He
was one of the
first oceanogra-
phers to recognize the importance of the
wind-mixed layer
of ocean to plankton productivity.
Earth and
Ocean Sciences
Adjunct Prof. Chi
Shing Wong has
been a pioneer in
international research on the
carbon dioxide
cycle between
the ocean and
the atmosphere.
Fellowship in
the Royal Society of Canada is considered
Canada's senior academic accolade.
UBC now has 143 Royal Society fellows, second only to the
University of Toronto.
The University of
British Columbia
Alumni Association
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, September 8, 1999
6:30 pm for 7:00 pm
Cecil Green Park
6251 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, B.C.
Call 822-3313 for more information
The University of British Columbia
Office of Continuing Professional Education
Faculty of Education
2125MainMall(Room 1305). Vancouver. B.C., Canada V6T1Z4
Tel (604) 822-2013      Toll-free: 1-888-492-1122      Fax: (604) 822-2015
E-mail: ocpe.educ@ubc.ca Web: http://www.ocpe.educ.ubc.ca/
The following new independent study courses are being offered for the
first time in September, 1999 (Winter 99, Term 1).
•EPSE 317, Section 63A, Catalogue #55046 (3 credits)
Development and Exceptionality in the Regular Classroom
The teacher's role in dealing with major developmental and special
educational issues and problems within the regular classroom program,
including working with supportive services, parents, and communities.
Note: Students must have access to the Internet as well as an e-mail
account in order to complete the requirements for this course.
• LANE 472, Section 63A. Catalogue #19410 (3 credits)
Reading in the Content Areas
Reading instruction; implications for teaching intermediate and
secondary school subjects. Note: Students must have access to the
Internet as well as an e- mail account in order to complete the requirements
for this course.
• LTBE 387, Section 63A, Catalogue #88333 (3 credits)
Information Services I
Basic principles ofthe reference process and types of resources used in
school library resource centres. Note: This is an online course.
Students must have access to the Internet as well as an e-mail account
in order to complete the requirements for this course.
TELEREG directly, or for further information, contact
The Office of Continuing Professional Education.
Draft Academic Plan
Available for Comments
The Draft Academic Plan is now available on the Academic Plan Advisory
Committee website:
All members of the University and wider community are invited to
review the Draft and provide us with their comments on it. Comments
can be faxed to: 822-8118; or sent by e-mail to:
President Martha Piper and the Academic Plan Advisory Committee will
also be hosting a community-wide Town Hall Meeting in the Chan
Centre on Tuesday, Sept. 21. More information will be provided in the
next issue of UBC Reports about that meeting. Printed copies of the
Draft Academic Plan will be distributed widely across UBC's campuses
before the Town Hall Meeting.
The Academic Plan Advisory Committee looks forward to receiving
comments on the Draft Academic Plan throughout the month of
September. The Draft Academic Plan will be revised in light of the
comments received before it is brought to the Oct. 20 Senate for a
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Rock Solid Support
Bruce Mason photo
Three students are in the front line of Imagine UBC, now in its third year.
On Sept. 7, classes will be cancelled for the university's 4,400 first-year
students. The community-building, student-based volunteer orientation
and welcome now involves hundreds of students, staff and faculty. Overseeing
the events and activities are (1-r) student co-ordinator Tlell Elviss, third-
year Biology, student co-chair/event manager Heather Kerr, third-year
Rehabilitation Sciences, and student co-ordinator Amit Taneja, fourth-
year Psychology.
by staff writers
The School of Music quickly emptied as the cry went up on a quiet day
this summer. 'The Tuning Fork is back!" An audience assembled on
Memorial Plaza, their attention riveted to a crane that was lifting a
familiar figure, centre stage, left.
It was a memorable performance, a long overdue encore and everyone agreed
that the seven-metre steel sculpture by Gerhard Class
once again filled a big empty space and musicians
would no longer lose their place on campus.
Time was transcended for Laurie Townsend,
the School of Music's Concerts and Communications manager, who was taken back two decades
to when she auditioned to study at the school.
"I wandered among the buildings and trees,
violin case in hand and got lost," she recalls.
"'Look for a giant tuning fork' I was advised and
realized it was an important part of being in
Music at UBC."
Recently Townsend returned to work on
campus. The trees had matured, she noted as
she approached the school.
"Suddenly I was stunned because it was gone and
the place wasn't the same. I was told it was removed
because it had become rusty and dangerous."
Indeed, four years ago the Tuning Fork was
tilting. The base was deteriorating and it was
carted off to languish in a warehouse, an ignoble
end to almost 30 years of music prominence.
In 1968 a jury had commissioned the well-known Class to create the
work and Alfred Blundell donated $5,000 to pay for it.
"Gerhard and I often went out to look at his works — including the fountain in front of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre — and he was very disappointed
when the Tuning Fork disappeared," says a neighbour, Ken James. James
was asked by Class to help put it back before the artist died several years ago.
James found sympathetic ears at UBC and enlisted the help of a former
student of Class, Paul Slipper, who fashioned a new base, which lifts the
stature of the sculpture by a further 20 centimetres.
"It was the right thing to do," says Geoff Atkins, associate vice president,
Land and Building Services. "UBC hadn't made sufficient provisions to
properly maintain works such as this and we are correcting that oversight
by making a complete inventory on campus."
The artist's widow and two sons are flying from Germany for a re-dedication ceremony at noon on Sept. 7. Friends, artists and fabricators will be
attending from across Western Canada. It won't be the first or last time people
have gathered to listen to music and share food around the Tuning Fork.
It's all music to Townsend, who says she has overheard people once
again giving precise directions.
"It will always be there, a place to congregate, a constant reminder for us
to play in tune, an icon and the only clue that you were near the Music
building, which is soundproof."
"Gerhard would be thrilled," says James.
Back to the campus
Volunteers help propel
Imagine into third year
by Bruce Mason
Staff writer
The first day of university is a huge
step into the unknown and UBC is once
again pointing new students in the right
direction by cancelling first-year classes.
Instead, on Sept. 7, 4,400 new undergraduates will meet their MUG, attend a
pep rally, workshops and faculty information sessions and stay late for a tropical party.
Imagine UBC — the student-based
volunteer orientation and welcome — is
in its third year. The day-long kick-off of
the academic year helps students get
connected at UBC. It has clearly struck a
responsive chord across campus, which
shows signs of reverberating long after
first impressions have faded into memory.
"The theme this year is 'Dream in Color'
and the number of people involved at UBC
is literally a dream for campuses right
across the country," says Janet Cox, first-
year co-ordinator — a full-time position in
the Office of Vice-President, Students.
Cox says 550 current students have
made a year-long commitment by volunteering as leaders. More than 300 people
have been involved in planning and dozens of faculty and staff members are
playing an active role. Ninety-five percent
of first-year students participated in Imagine UBC last year.
A key to the amazing success is the My
Undergraduate Group (MUG) program.
Groups of about 20 new students
within the same faculty and two senior
student leaders have been formed and
will continue to exist well into year 2000
through study groups, meetings for coffee, sushi, intramurals and other events.
"Perhaps the most impressive and enviable number is the 223 MUGs now
formed at UBC — that's a ten-fold increase from the pilot project last year,"
says Cox.
New this year is Imagine Lite, a program designed in response to requests
from students who are transferring to
UBC after first year. About 1,500 transfer
students have been invited to the special
Aboard of dedicated students works to
set the Imagine UBC and MUGs stage by
brainstorming and building events and
activities that promote student involvement and first-year success at the university.
A steering committee comprising students, staff, faculty and ad hoc appointees provides advice and support to the
Imagine team. It consists of Cox, faculty
co-chair, Ric Spratley, acting associate
vice-president, Research, student co-
chair/event manager. Heather Kerr and
two student co-ordinators. Amit Taneja
and Tlell Elviss.
"Although our motto is 'Dream in Color,'
don't worry, the T-shirt will still say 'UBC
Kicks Ass!" Keir, Taneja and Elviss say.
The Web sue. www .s, udent-
services.ubc.ca/imagine_ubc/ is easily
accessed through the university's home
page at www.ubc.ca.
Imagine UBC at a glance
9 a.m.: Students gather along Main
Mall for first MUG meeting.
10:30 a.m.: Pep Rally, War Memorial Gym features faculty cheer competition and welcome speeches from Barry
McBride, vice-president. Academic and
Provost, Ryan Marshall, president,
AMS Society, Brian Sullivan, vice-president, Students, and Linda Thorstad,
president, UBC Alumni Association.
11:30 a.m.: Students attend Meet
Your Dean or Director sessions, or
attend workshops designed to demystify professors for students, foster communication between faculty and students and answer first-year questions.
12:30 p.m.: Lunch for students in
each of the university's faculties.
2:30 p.m.: Workshops and meeting
sessions continue.
3:30 p.m.: The Main Event. Main
Library Plaza — buskers, food, displays, and prizes.
$200 tuition but what else
has changed in 50 years?
by Dorianne Sager
Student intern
Sing Tao School of Journalism
Sniffing paper fresh off the Gestetner
copier is a delight most students now will
never experience, so is $200 tuition fees,
but was university life really so different
in the decades gone by?
As part of the first class to graduate
after the Second World War started. Jack
Stevenson remembers the biggest worry
was not whether you would find a job
once you left school, it was whether you
would go to war.
In 1940, fraternities and sororities were
the big thing on campus — which was
slightly less crowded with a student population of little more than 2,500 people.
With no campus pub, the old Hotel
Vancouver, which stood where Eaton's
is now, was the popular hangout for
university students. Tuition fees rested
in the low hundreds.
A graduate of Engineering in the
tumultuous '60s, John Ritchie's most
vivid memory is not of the upheaval
caused by the Vietnam War, but the
punch cards that held all his computer
"It was a real disaster when you were
running down the hall and tripped,
dumping your punch cards on the floor
and losing the whole sequence of your
program," he says.
During this time the campus was in
the process of expanding with a student
population of more than 20,000. Buildings such as Totem Park and the Student
Union Building began to spring up.
But Peter Ladner, who earned his BA in
1970, says although there have been a lot
of changes in the decades after graduation
there are many similarities between his
generation and the students today who
take up extreme idealistic causes — something he spent much of his time doing.
Ladner also recalls the emotional tumult of his first few days at UBC.
"When I first arrived at university it
was quite difficult," he says. "I was a little
cog in a huge machine. All this gray
concrete, shuffling from class to class,
wondering what I was doing here."
Well, as they say, the more things
change, the more they stay the same. 4 UBC Reports • Sept. 2, 1999
September 5 through September 18
Tuesday, Sept. 7
Botany Seminar
Summer Food-Plant Selection By
Snowshoe Hares. Pippa Secombe
Hett. BioSciences 2000 from
12:30-l:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Lectures In Modern
Novel Host And Host-Guest Systems: TheTetraheterodecalin Paradigm. Benzion Fuchs, Tel-Aviv U.
Chemistry B-250 at lpm, refreshments at 12:40pm. Call 822-3057
or douglas@chem.ubc.ca.
Registration For Film 434B
Registration now open for new
student-directed seminar Film in
Post-colonial Asia. Not available
through Telereg. Call 254-6364.
Wednesday, Sept. 8
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Reconstruction Of Skeletal Defects Involving Diaphyseal Bone.
Dr. Graham Robbins. VGH, Eye
Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call
Individual Interdisciplinary
Studies Graduate Program
Bridging The Conceptual Divide
Between Scientific, Sociological
And Arts Interdisciplinarity.
Redouane Fakir, Shafik
Dharamsi. Green College at 5pm.
Call 822-1878.
Thursday, Sept. 9
Centre For Applied Ethics
Genetics, Ethics And Religion:
Hispanic Families In New Mexico
And Southern Colorado. Deborah
Blake, Religious Studies. Regis
U. Angus from 4-6pm. Call 822-
Friday, Sept. 10
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Comparative Genomics: The Universal Genome And Human Disease. Philip Hieter, PhD, Medical
Genetics, associate director of
the Centre For Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics. GF Strong
Aud. from 9-10am. Call 875:
Occupational Hygiene
Seminar Series
Active Control Of Environmental
And Industrial Noise. Jingnan
Guo, Mechanical Engineering,
Occupational Hygiene. UBC
Hosp., Koerner Pavilion G-279
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
Sunday, Sept. 12
Nunavut Forum
Inuk writer and filmmaker Minnie
Freeman hosts screenings and
discussions on the visual and
cinematic arts produced in the
North. MOA Theatre Gallery at
2pm. Call 822-5950.
Monday, Sept. 13
Student Resources
Study Resources On Campus.
IRC#6from 12:30-1:20pm. Call
Tuesday, Sept. 14
The Faculty Women's Club
Coffee On The Terrace. 6251
Cecil Green Park Rd. at 10am.
Call 224-5877.
Botany Seminar
Discovering Genes Involved In
Branching Decisions In Neurospora Crassa. AleksandraVirag.
BioSciences 2000, from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Intercultural Studies In Asia
Book Launch
Women's Writing, Women's Life.
Author Keun Sook Kang, Centre
for Korean Research. CK Choi 120
from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.
Lectures in Modern
Watching Proteins Move: Molecular
Rock And Roll. Dwayne Miller, U of
Toronto. Chemistry B-250 at lpm.
Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call 822-
3057 or douglas@chem.ubc.ca.
Community Colloquium
The Measurement of Unemployment: New Evidence ForThe United
States And Canada. Craig Riddell,
Economics. Green College at
3:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Statistics Seminar
Improved Estimation Of Location
Parameters. William Strawderman,
Rutgers U. CSCI 301 from 4-
5:30pm. Refreshments (bringmug).
Call 822-0570.
Women, Science &
Technology Speaker Series
Gender And Science: Why Do The
Issues Matter? Prof. Sandra
Harding, UCLA. St. John's College
1080 at 4:45pm. Call 822-8781.
Nunavut Forum
Inuk writer and filmmaker Minnie
Freeman hosts screenings and discussions on the visual and cinematic arts produced in the North.
MOATheatre Gallery at 7pm. Call
Wednesday, Sept. 15
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
ACL Ruptures - Who Gets It And
Why. Dr. J.P. McConkey & Associates. Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am.
Call 875-4192.
Nursing Rounds
Balancing Personal And Family
Trajectories: A Contribution To
Family Health. Assoc Prof. Wendy
Hall. UBC Hosp., Koerner Pavilion
T-206from3-4pm. Call 822-7453.
Notetaking Workshop
Notetaking Skills. IRC#6 from
12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-4319.
Comparative Literature
Dante's Divine Comedy In Japanese
Perspective. Sukehiro Hirakawa, Tokyo U. Buchanan Penthouse at
1:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Institute of Asian Research
Globalization And The Transformation Of Asian Societies. The
Transformation Of Sri Lankan
Society: The Patronage State, Dissolving Social Categories And Conflict. Barrie Morrison, honorary
professor. CK Choi 120 from 4:30-
6pm. Call 822-2629.
Thursday, Sept. 16
Global Change Speaker
Low Frequency Climate Variability And Its Link To The
Thermocline. Andrew Weaver,
Earth & Ocean Sciences, U of Victoria. St. John's College 1080 at
5:30pm. Call 822-8781.
One Day Symposium
The Ethics And Aesthetics Of
Photojournalism. In conjunction
with the World Press photo exhibit
in the atrium of the Hong Kong
Bank. St. John's College 1080 from
9am-5:00pm. Call 822-1452.
Friday, Sept. 17
29th UBC Medieval
The Book Unbound: Manuscript
Studies and Editorial Theory For
The 21 st Century. Various speakers. Green College Coach House
from 9am-6pm. $25; free to UBC
students. Call 822-4094.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Peripheral Neuropathies In Childhood: Interesting New Aspects.
Elke Roland, MD, associate professor, Neurology. GF Strong Aud.
from 9- 10am. Call 875-2307.
Awards & Financial Aid
Know Your Financial Resources.
IRC#6 from 12:30-1:20pm. Call
English Lecture
The Medieval Aesthetic Of "Mneme"
In The Making And Reading of
Books. Mary Carruthers, New York
U. Buchanan A-100 at 12:30pm.
Call 822-4094.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Potential Role Of Cardiac Lipoprotein Lipase In The Progression
Of Heart Failure During Diabetes.
Nanda Sambandam, PhD candidate. Cunningham 160, from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-7795.
Occupational Hygiene
Seminar Series
Vietnam: 30 Years After. Assoc
Prof. Chris van Netten, Health Care
and Epidemiology. UBC Hosp.,
Koerner Pavilion G-279 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9861.
Barbecue and Live Music
AMS 16th Annual Welcome Back
Barbecue. Maclnnes Field from 1-
8pm. Refreshments, five bands.
Call 822-8998.
Chemical Engineering
Screening Adsorbents For A Layered Bed Using Breakthrough Experiments. Stevo Kovacevic.
ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-
Saturday, Sept. 18
29th UBC Medieval
The Book Unbound: Manuscript
Studies And Editorial Theory For
The 21st Century. Various Speakers. Green College Coach House
from 9-6pm. $25; free to UBC students. Call 822-4094.
Centre for Japanese
Research & Dept. of Asian
Studies Conference
Nostalgic Journeys: Literary Pilgrimages Between Japan And The
West'. A conference in honour of
Prof. Kin'yaTsuruta. CKChoi 120
from 9am-5pm. $10/day or $15/
two days. Call 228-8517.
Bike Mechanic Workshop
Comprehensive One-Day Bike
Mechanic Course. Bike Hub (SW
MacMillan) from 10am-3pm. $20.
Bring your own bike and lunch.
Limited space. Call 822-BIKE to
sign up.
Thrift and Bake Sale
University Hill United Church,
6050 Chancellor Blvd. from 10am-
3pm. Call 822-4178.
Painting Exhibition
Contemporary Ink And Watercol-
our. Hye-Kyung Kim. Asian Centre Aud. from 1 lam-6pm. Continues to Sept. 30. Call 822-3114.
Foozball Table Found
Outside campus building four
months ago. Call Suresh Bhindi,
Campus Patrol at 822-2222.
Bike Workshop
Free bike care clinic with Jason Addy,
master bike mechanic. SUB loading
dock Room 41, every Wednesday
from 6pm-7pm. Call 822-BIKE.
Bike Repair Party
Help repair and paint public bikes
and learn as you go. MacMillan
(SW corner), every Tuesday from
4-8pm. Call 822-4566.
Vancouver Team Handball
Looking for players at all levels.
Osborne Gym, Tuesdays from 8-
10pm. Call 822-4576.
TRIUMF Public Tours
Tours are available every Wednesday and Friday from Sept. 1 -April
28 from 1-2:15pm. Group tours
may be arranged by calling the
TRIUMF Information Office 222-
Research Study
We are seeking healthy 8-12-year-
olds and their mothers to take part
in a psychology study to find out
more about how children learn
about hurts and pains. For more
information, call Dr. Craig's lab
Studies in Hearing and
Senior (65 years or older) and Junior (18-35) volunteers needed. If
your first language is English and
your hearing is relatively good, we
need your participation in studies
examining hearing and communication abilities. All studies take
place at UBC. Hearing screened.
Honorarium paid. Please call The
Hearing Lab. 822-9474.
AMS Rentsline
Helping students find housing
since 1993, the AMS Rentsline is
UBC's off-campus housing registry. This service gives students
access to hundreds of rental listings, and landlords access to thousands of students looking for housing. You can call the Rentsline
from any touch tone phone 24
hours a day, 365 days a year. Call
Museum Of Anthropology
Objects Of Intrigue. Continues to
Dec. 31. Nunavutmiutanik
Elisasiniq: A Tribute To The Peoples Of Nunavut; A Break In The
Ice: Inuit Prints From The Linda J.
Lemmens Collection. Continues to
Sept. 6. Attributed to Edenshaw:
Identifying The Hand Of The Artist. Continues to Feb. 13. Free to
UBC students, staff, faculty. Web
site: http://www.moa.ubc.ca or
call 822-5087 or 822-5950.
Pride UBC
Out InThe Millennium. Celebrating 20 years of Outweek! This
event is for out current members, alumni, as well as out
friends and allies in the GLBT
community. Call 222-3542.
Gardens Open
The Nitobe Memorial Garden,
UBC Botanical Garden and Shop
in the Garden will be open until
Oct. 11 (inclusive) from 10am-
6pm daily (including weekends).
For the gardens call 822-9666
and the Shop 822-4529.
Faculty Women's Club
The Faculty Women's Club is
composed of academic faculty
and professional staff at UBC, its
affiliated colleges, the library,
Health Sciences Centre, and postdoctoral fellows from across campus. It brings together women
connected to the university either through their work or that of
the spouses, for social activities
and lectures. The main purpose
ofthe Faculty Women's Club is to
raise funds for student scholarships. There are 19 different interest groups within the club,
ranging from art appreciation and
bridge to hiking. Do come and
join us! Call Barbara Tait, president 224-0938; Gwyneth
Westwick, membership 263-
Community Cattle-Call
If you have a talent you would
like to share, a skill you would
like to exercise or a hand you
would like to lend (and we know
you do) please call early to help
us co-ordinate a smooth event,
the University Hill community
festival. We're looking for storytellers, clowns and entertainers
and open air market vendors.
Call 822-4824 or 729-5610.
Female Volunteers
Daughters who have returned
home to live with their parents
are needed for a PhD psychology
study. An interview at your convenience is required. Please call
Michele 269-9986.
Twin Research
Are you. or do you know a female
adult twin? We are studying the
relationship types of fraternal and
identical female twins. If you can
help by completing some ques-
Uonnaires and being interviewed
about relationships, pleasee-mail:
call Tannis MacBeth, Psychology
The UBC Reports Calendar lists unferersfiry-:
university-sponsored events on campus and
pus within the Lower Mainland.
Calendar items must be submitted on forms
fromthe UBC Public Affairs Offlce,310-*6251
Park Road. Vancouver B.C.. V6T IZli Phone:
(822-4636J. Fax: 822-2684. An electronic fam
able at http://www.pubHcaffaire.ube.tsa.
35 words. Submissions for the Calendar's Hi
may be limited due to space.
Deadline for the Sept. 16 issue of VBC
which covers the period Sept 19 to Oct. %
Sept. 7. UBC Reports ■ Sept. 2, 1999 5
The full Environmental Programs Annual Report 1998, which contains information
on the UBC environmental management system, environmental awards at UBC,
training and awareness activities, regulatory compliance issues and much more, is
available to download and view at
or copies can be obtained from Health, Safety & Environment, 822-2029.
Commitment to the Environment
The University of British Columbia (UBC) remains committed to being a responsible
steward ofthe environment. Throughout 1998, Environmental Programs continued
to establish UBC as a proactive leader in environmental management practices. For
example, UBC remains the only college or university in British Columbia and one of
only three academic institutions in Canada that has a formal environmental auditing
Environmental Programs remains committed to its goal of developing an environmental management system (EMS) for UBC, consistent with ISO 14001, that will ensure
compliance, demonstrate due diligence and establish a process of continuous
improvement resulting in environmental stewardship.
The Environmental Programs annual report outlines activities conducted in 1998.
Included are progress reports and activities in relation to internally set targets and
performance measures, many of which have been reviewed by external consultants,
to ensure that we are meeting our goal.
While Environmental Programs develops and initiates environmentally responsible
practices and procedures, it is the hard work and innovation of active participants,
such as Ms. Joanne Hirshfield ofthe Malcolm Knapp Research Forest and Mr. Nick
Stoyanov of Chemistry, and all ofthe dedicated members ofthe University community
that contribute to the success of our environmental efforts.
Together we do make a difference!
Key Outcomes of 1998
A number of objectives were set for Environmental Programs in 1998. An overview
of the year's major accomplishments and their outcomes are highlighted below.
Reducing Environmental Impacts
The reduction of environmental impacts is achieved as a result of many activities. For
example, the Chemical Conservation Programs, operated by the Environmental
Services Facility, diverted 11000 kg of hazardous waste from disposal in 1998. By
investigating alternative disposal methods another 3000 kg per year of waste was
removed from the material requiring incineration.
Removal and special disposal of oily wastes left in obsolete storage tanks is another
example of an activity undertaken in 1998 which reduced the environmental impact
ofthe University's activities and operations.
Ensuring Compliance
The University ensures compliance with environmental regulations, University
procedures and best management practices through a number of activities not least
of which is through the environmental compliance audit program.
The UBC environmental compliance audit program was significantly expanded in
1997 resulting in a target to complete 58 audits during 1998. This total was
surpassed by almost 30% as 75 audits were completed. In completing these audits.
750 recommendations were made. Statistics (from follow-up audits) show that 6
months after an audit 70% of the recommendations have been implemented.
Reducing Liability
Through several proactive strategies, the future environmental liability of the
University was reduced.   For example, in March 1998, an obsolete underground
storage tank at the Rugby Pavilion was removed. The potential cost associated with
future leaks and contamination from this storage tank were estimated to be
$300,000, within a 10-year timeline. This cost alone far exceeds the cost ofthe tank
removal plus the cost ofthe entire storage tank program for 1998.
Increasing Awareness
Increased awareness on campus regarding environmental and emergency preparedness issues took several forms including: newsletters, interviews during audits,
formal seminars, training programs and departmental emergency planning sessions.
An area where significant awareness was raised in 1998 was in emergency and
disaster management. During the year. 29 training sessions were conducted on
various aspects of emergency and disaster preparedness. A total of 1,370 members
ofthe university community attended these sessions in 1998.
Forging Partnerships
While Environmental Programs is responsible for developing and implementing a
number of programs, it is the participation in these initiatives by individuals and
groups that result in their success. In addition to the many individuals across
campus who committed their time and energy, several key partnerships were
developed in 1998.
The sponsorship of interns under the Ministry of Environment's Environmental
Youth Team Program has proved to be a tremendous success, both from the
perspective of the interns and the University. The Ministry funds these positions
while Environmental Programs provide training, resources and guidance. The
interns receive valuable experience, which in 1998 resulted in 3 interns obtaining full-
time positions in the environmental industry. The University has benefited through
the completion of a number of environmental audits of low risk areas, the development of a consolidated hazardous procedures manual and the partial completion of
an historical audit.
The storage tank management program is a joint effort by Plant Operations, Campus
Planning and Development and Environmental Programs, designed to responsibly
manage storage tanks on campus. In addition, an environmental officer was
dedicated by Plant Operations to audit activities and implement recommended action
plans in their area. This position reported jointly to Plant Operations and Environmental Programs.
Enhancing Customer Service
It is a goal of Environmental Programs to provide exceptional customer service. To
measure and track the service provided, a number of evaluations were conducted in
1998. These evaluations included: an Environmental Services Facility customer
survey, a survey of the "Waste Watchers" quarterly newsletter, course evaluations
and evaluations ofthe audit process.
Summaries of the feedback from these evaluations are reported throughout the
report. Feedback from each evaluation is reviewed and acted upon. The baseline
information collected in 1998 will serve to evaluate the effectiveness of measures
undertaken to improve services when future evaluations are conducted.
Accredited Performance
Environmental Programs sets internal performance targets and measures, which are
monitored closely to ensure the success of each program. These targets and
performance measures are reported to the University Board of Governors. Two
reports were presented in 1998.
To further verify the adequacy of the program and to provide opportunities for
improvement, external consultants were contracted to review key programs. In 1998
the storage tank management program and the environmental compliance audit
program were reviewed. Both programs were shown to be successful in achieving
their respective goals.
For more details contact the Manager, Environmental Programs, 822-9527.
You Can Have A
Hand In It
There is evidence that diet
and cancer are related.
Some foods may pm-/^ wr-
mote cancer, while /-:^»
others may protect
you from it. Now more
than ever, we know
there are ways to prevent some forms of cancer.
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A new UBC Web site for job-seekers, created by UBC's Career
Services and the student-funded JobLink, has hundreds of students and alumni logging in to the site daily.
"Since May 1, we have posted almost 1,000 jobs on-line, many of
which are degree-related," says Julie Stitt, director. Career Services.
"We have also filled at least the same number of part-time, casual
and short-term jobs with students who are advised to contact us
directly from the site," adds Gordon Fitt, director of JobLink.
There is a $25 fee per posting for businesses recruiting full-time
employees. For non-profit organizations and people offering short-
term work, posting on www.careers.ubc.ca is free of charge. For
more information, contact Julie Stitt at (604) 822-6473.
Several campus locations have been renamed to recognize
respected members of the UBC community.
The Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory
(AMPEL) building has been designated the Brimacombe Building in
recognition of the contributions of Applied Science Prof. Keith
Brimacombe who died in 1997.
Leonard S. Klinck, UBC's second and longest-serving president,
(1919-1943) is recognized in the renaming of the old Computer
Sciences building on Agricultural Road.
The grove of trees surrounding the lobby area ofthe Chan Centre
has been named the Dorothy Somerset Grove. Somerset founded
the Theatre Dept. at UBC.
UBC student researchers dominated the awards recently granted
from the B.C. Health Research Foundation (BCHRF), earning 21 of
the 28 grants given.
Students in disciplines ranging from Geography to Human
Kinetics received awards totalling more than $350,000 to study
topics such as pain behaviour, pesticide exposure and cardiac
rehabilitation programs.
BCHRF is the largest provincial source of health research
funding in B.C. 6 UBC Reports ■ Sept. 2,1999
Non-credit conversational classes start
(September 25th)
• Day, evening or Saturday
morning classes for adults
• Accelerated classes in French,
Spanish and Italian
Language Programs
and Services
UBC Continuing Studies
Let Yourself Be Transformed
10% off first-time haircut
Gerard does not cut your hair right away. First he looks at the shape of your
face. He wants to know what you want, the time you want to spend on your hair,
your lifestyle. Once yourdesires are communicated, Gerard's design creativity
flourishes into action to leave you feeling great by looking your very best.
Gerard uses natural products to leave your hair soft and free of chemicals. He
also specializes in men and women's hair loss treament prevention program
and thinning. Gerard uses products from Paris, France. He is the only one in
North America using this technique. Many testimonials available from the
United States and Mexico. Gerard was trained in Paris and worked for Nexus
as a platform artist. Gerard invites you to his recently opened salon in Kitsilano.
3432 W. Broadway   732-4240
Alan Donald, Ph.D.
Biostatistical Consultant
Medicine, dentistry, biosciences, aquaculture
101-5805 Balsam Street, Vancouver, V6M 4B9
264 -9918 donald@portal.ca
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COUPLE require 2-3 BR furnished
house or suite near UBC for the
period Feb - May 2000 (some
flexibility). Please call the
Institute for European Studies,
UBC at 822-1452 or e-mail
TOO MANY PIECES. Must sell floral
hide-a-bed, mahogany and oak
pieces, mirror and other things
you could call and ask if we have.
Next deadline:
Sept. 7, noon
The classified advertising rate is $ 16.50 for 35 words or less. Each additional word
is 50 cents. Rate includes GST. Ads must be submitted in writing 10 days before
publication date to the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1, accompanied by payment in cash, cheque (made out to UBC
Reports) or journal voucher. Advertising enquiries: UBC-INFO (822-4636).
The deadline for the Sept. 16 issue of UBC Reports is noon, Sept. 7.
perfect spot to reserve
accommodation for guest
lecturers or other university
members who visit throughout
the year. Close to UBC and other
Vancouver attractions, a tasteful
representation of our city and of
UBC. 4103 W. 10th Ave.,
Vancouver, BC, V6R 2H2. Call or
fax 222-4104.
accommodation in Point Grey
area. Min. to UBC. On main bus
routes. Close to shops and
restaurants. Includes TV, tea and
coffee making, private phone/
fridge. Weekly rates available.
Call 222-3461. Fax: 222-9279.
Five suites available for
academic visitors to UBC only.
Guests dine with residents and
enjoy college life. Daily rate $54
plus $ 14/day for meals Sun-Thurs.
Call 822-8660 for more
information and availability.
BAMBURY   LANE      Bed   and
breakfast. View of beautiful B.C.
mountains, Burrard Inlet and city.
Clean, comfortable. Use of living
room, dining room, and kitchen.
Min. to UBC, shops and city. Daily,
weekly and winter rates. Call or
fax 224-6914.	
one BRguest suites with equipped
kitchen, TV and telephone.
Centrally located near SUB,
aquatic centre and transit. Ideal
for visiting lecturers, colleagues
and families. 1999 rates $85-$121
per night. Call 822-1010.	
6th. Heritage house, antiques,
wood floors, original stained
glass. 10 min. to UBC and
downtown. Two blocks from
restaurants, buses. Scrumptious
full breakfasts. Entertaining cats.
Views. Phones in rooms. E-mail:
farthing@uniserve.com or call
Walk to UBC along the ocean.
Quiet exclusive neighborhood.
Near buses and restaurants.
Comfortable rooms with TV and
private bath. Full breakfast.
Reasonable rates. Non-smokers
only please. Call 341-4975.
CAMILLA   HOUSE   Bed   and
Breakfast. Best accommodation
on main bus routes. Includes
television, private phone and
bathroom. Weekly reduced
rates. Call 737-2687. Fax 737-2586.
ROOMS Private rooms, located
on campus, available for visitors
attending UBC on academic
business. Private bathroom,
double beds, telephone,
television, fridge, and meals five
days per week. Competitive
rates. Call for information and
availability 822-8788.
ALMA BEACH B&B Beautiful,
immaculate, bright rooms with
ensuite in elegant, spacious
home. Two blocks to Jericho
Beach/Vancouver Yacht Club.
Gourmet breakfast. Central
location to downtown/UBC. N/S.
Call 221-1950.
18th Ave. Visitors and students of
UBC are most welcome. 15 min.
to UBC or downtown by bus.
Close to restaurants and shops.
Daily rates from $50 to $100.
Please call and check it out at
TRIUMF HOUSE Guest house with
homey, comfortable environment
for visitors to UBC and hospital.
Located near the hospital. Rates
$40-$65/night and weekly rates.
E-mail: housing@triumf.ca or call
On #25 UBC bus route. $925/mo.
Children ok. N/P. Inc. heat, hot
water, laundry room. Call 738-
equipped 1 BR bsmt suite with
private entrance and patio. Well
located in Kitsilano, across from
park. Avail. Sept. $950/mo. Incl.
utilities, cable. N/S, N/P. Ideal for
visiting professor. Call 734-0454.
STUDENTS. Fabulous furnished
accommodation close to UBC,
buses, shops, and beach.
Wonderful view, quiet, secure,
private everything, includes
linens/laundry. 737-2966.
Warm hospitality awaits you at this
centrally located viewhome. Large
rooms with private baths, TV,
phones, tea/coffee, fridge. Full
breakfast, close to UBC, downtown,
and bus routes. 3466 W. 15 Ave. Call
737-2526 or fax 727-2750.
spectacular view, quiet,
secluded house near beach,
master bedroom retreat with
ensuite, 3 more bedrooms, 3
baths, 2 living rooms and den,
modern kitchen, turn, or unfurn.,
$3650/mo. Call 221-8780.
beaches, tranquil, secluded,
modern bachelor suite with view
and deck, turn. $950/mo. Avail,
now. Call 221-8780.
loft bedroom chalet/apartment
overlooking garden. Prime South
Granville location. Private
entrance, parking or near direct
bus to UBC. Avail, now. $850/mo.
Utilities and cable included. No
smokers or pets pis. Call 261 -7153.
suite. Quiet, large, cosy, knotty
cedar living room. Private
entrance. South Granville
location near direct bus to UBC
or parking available. $800/mo.
incl. utilities, cable and shared
laundry. No smokers or pets
please. Avail, immed. Call 261-
apartment, bright, attractive with
patio, fully furnished and
equipped. Avail, from Sept. to
year's end (dates can be
discussed). $850/mo. Please call
228-8825 or leave message at
SHARE terrific 2 BR garden
apartment. Located in upper
central Lonsdale, North Van.
Recreation centre, shops,
banks, restaurants and
transportation links close. N/S,
classical and jazz household.
Avail, immed. Call Rod 961-
TO LIVE? Furnished private floor
of beautiful heritage house near
UBC. Wonderful space, view,
garden, furniture. Private, quiet,
avail. Sept. 1. Call 737-2677.
for studies into the molecular
mechanisms that regulate the
function of the cell adhesion
molecule, CD44. The successful
applicant should have a Ph.D. in
Immunology or related field and
several years of relevant postdoctoral experience with cell
adhesion molecules and be
familiar with molecular,
biochemical and cellular
techniques. The applicant should
have demonstrated research
potential. The position is for one
year. Send applications and
names of three referees to Dr. P.
Johnson, Dept of Microbiology &
Immunology, #300-6174 University
Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, V6T
1Z3 by Oct. 15th. UBC hires on
the basisof merit and iscommitted
to employment equity. In
accordance with Canadian
immigration requirements, priority
will be given to Canadian citizens
and permanent residents of
40-hour TESOL teacher certification course (or by
correspondence Sept. 22-26,
Nov. 24-28). 1,000s of
jobs available NOW. FREE
information package, toll free
(888)270-2941 or (403) 438-5704.
RETIRING in the next three years?
As a specialist who has assisted
many UBC faculty and staff
members through the retirement
process I can help sort out the
options and provide you with
free retirement projections. Call
for a complimentary meeting at
my office or yours! Don Proteau,
B.Comm. CFP, RFP. E-mail:
dproteau@hlp.fpc.ca or call
located on UBC campus(Acadia
Park) has an opening for your
beloved child. Lower prices than
UBC child care and high quality
services guaranteed. Child-care
subsidies ok. Call Ruby 222-1673.
Campus chaplain has a few
openings for individuals interested
in meeting once a month toexplore
issuesof spirituality, decisionmaking,
relationship to God or the
promptings of your inner world. For
information call Elaine 822-1207. UBC Reports ■ Sept. 2, 1999 7
Expert to reel in facts on
fishing's ecological effects
by Andy Poon
Staff writer
Fisheries Centre Prof. Daniel
Pauly has received a $3-million
grant to study the impact of excessive fishing on the marine ecosystems of the North Atlantic.
"Fisheries is a major factor
that impacts on marine ecosystems even more strongly than
pollution or climate changes."
says Pauly.
Pauly — in partnership with
Philadelphia-based Pew Charitable Trusts which provided the
funding — will lead a team of
researchers in analysing the eco-
logical and economic
effects of industrial fishing on
the marine ecosystems on both
the eastern and western sides of
the North Atlantic.
"With this project, our goal is to
affect policy in Europe and North
America to stop overfishing," says
Pauly. "We will amass compelling
evidence out of existing fisheries
data to show the impact of non-
sustainable fisheries."
The project builds on an exhaustive study released last year
in which Pauly and fellow researchers used nearly 50 years
of United Nations fisheries data
to show how fish stocks are being wiped out on a global scale
by overfishing.
The researchers showed how
in one ocean after another, fishers first caught big, valuable
stock and then worked their way
down the food web to the smaller
species. Instead of catching
predators high in the food web,
like snapper, tuna and halibut,
global fisheries have increasingly
moved towards plankton-eating
species lower in the food web.
Dubbed "fishing down the
food web," it drew attention to
the destruction of the world's
fisheries by industrial fishing.
The release of the study gained
intense media coverage in publications such as The New York
Times, Newsday and The Economist.
As part ofthe 24-month pilot
project, the researchers will also
develop and test a method for
reconstructing past catches (including misreported catches)
and past ecosystems to serve as
a baseline for assessing the
health of present ecosystems.
Pauly says the Fisheries Centre's lead in developing a simulation model — Ecosim — for
predicting the results of human
and climatic impact on marine
ecosystems helped the researchers secure the grant.
"We can construct a computer simulation of a marine ecosystem as it was in the 1930s
and then fish it and see if it
mimics what actually happened,"
says Pauly. "If you can parallel
in your model what happens in
nature, then you can pose what
if questions."
Zoologist receives
Order of Canada
A Zoology professor, a former
UBC chancellor, an opera star
alumnus and the choral director of UBC's largest choir have
been named to the Order of
Biomedical Communications
Phone 822-5769 for more information.
Zoology Prof. Peter
Hochachka has been named an
officer of the Order of Canada.
Robert Lee, Ben Heppner and
Diane Loomer are now Order of
Canada members.
An internationally recognized
researcher in environmental
physiology, Hochachka studies
the way animals survive extreme
environmental conditions and
high altitudes. His studies have
captured international attention
because of the parallels for humans who suffer from diseases
caused by oxygen deprivation.
Hochachka received the
Canada Gold Medal for Science
and Engineering in 1995 from
the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.
Former UBC chancellor,
board member and alumnus
Robert Lee is known as an entrepreneur with a conscience.
A successful real estate investor, Lee was chair of UBC
Real Estate Corporation and a
founding director of the UBC
Foundation. He was a key player
in the World of Opportunity
Campaign that raised $260 million for the university.
UBC School of Music
alumnus Ben Heppner is internationally acclaimed as one of
the world's leading tenors.
He is renowned for his interpretation of Wagner and Strauss
and the difficult vocal challenges
ofthe heroic operas. His recitals
and recordings have received
outstanding reviews.
Diane Loomer has directed
UBC's Choral Union, the School
of Music's largest choir, since
She has developed world-
class competitors in the field of
choral music and helped earn
international awards for the
Elektra Women's Choir and Chor
Leoni Men's Choir, both of which
she helped to establish.
The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize
outstanding achievement and
service by Canadians in various
fields of human endeavour.
by staff writers
haron Kahn has been reappointed as associate
"vice-president. Equity, for
a second five-year term.
A professor in the Dept. of
Educational and Counselling
Psychology, and Special Education, Kahn established the
Equity Office in 1994. She joined
the Faculty of Education in
UBC's Equity Office coordinates the university's employment and education equity
program and UBC's policies on
discrimination and harassment.
The office has won two certificates of merit and a Vision
Award from the Government of Canada for achievements in
employment equity.
Chemistry Prof. Brian
James is the winner of the
2000 Chemical Institute of
Canada Medal awarded for outstanding contributions to the
science of chemistry or chemical
James' research focuses on the
use of cheap and abundant
common gases such as hydrogen,
hydrogen sulfide, oxygen and
carbon monoxide.
UBC Travel Program manager Connie Fabro has won
the Ken Clements Award this year for outstanding
contributions by a university administrator.
Given annually by the Canadian Association of University
Business Officers the award recognizes Fabro for her eight
years of voluntary work in developing the National Preferred
Hotel Listing for the faculty and staff of universities across
Prof. Jim Kronstad of the Biotechnology Laboratory
and Asst. Prof. Natalie Strynadka of the Dept. of
Biochemistry have received 1999 Burroughs Wellcome
Fund awards.
Kronstad's award provides $425,000 (US) over five years
for research in the analysis of the fungal micro-organism
that causes meningioencephalitis in patients with a compromised immune system.
Strynadka has received a New Investigator in the Pharmacological Sciences award that provides $210,000 (US) over a
period of three years. She aims to design new antibiotics that
overcome bacterial resistance to standard therapies.
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is a private foundation
that supports the medical sciences by funding research and
other scientific and educational activities.
H>>»<v»» i
f v'
Writing Centre
Offering a variety of non-credit courses and services
to the university community and the general public
Subject areas include:
• Preparation for University Writing and the LPI
• Introductory and Advanced Composition
• Grammar and Style
• Overcoming Writer's Block
• Study Skills
• Tutoring Skills
• Business and Technical Writing
New courses:
• Making Sense of Legal Writing
• Writing for Film and Television
Daytime, evening and weekend courses
begin mid-September and mid-October
Information: 822-9564
www.cstudies.ubc.ca/wc 8 UBC Reports • Sept. 2,1999
UBC leadership
Board of Governors
UBC's 15-member Board of Governors comprises the chancellor, the president, eight persons appointed by the lieutenant-governor, two faculty members elected by faculty,
two full-time students elected by students and one person elected by and from the full-time employees ofthe university who are not faculty members.
By legislation, the board is responsible for the management, administration and control of the property, revenue, business and affairs of the university including the
appointment of senior officials and faculty on the recommendation ofthe president. The governors represent diverse backgrounds which provide valuable input during board
There are currently two vacancies on the board.
" The University of
British Columbia,
aspiring to be
Canada's best
university, will
provide students
with an outstanding
and distinctive
education, and
conduct leading
research to serve the
people of British
Columbia, Canada,
and the world."
— Trek 2000: A vision
for the 21st century
Next meeting: Thursday,
Sept. 16, 8:00 a.m., Board
and Senate Room, Old Administration Building.
Fifteen tickets to the Board's
Open Session are available on
a first-come, first-served basis
on application to the secretary
to the Board at least 24 hours
before each open meeting. Call
Nina Robinson at {604) 822-
2127, fax (604) 822-1205, e-
mail bog@unixg.ubc.ca
Other meetings are scheduled for: Nov. 18. Jan. 20.
March 16, May 18, duly 20,
Sept. 21 and Nov. 16.
BEN PONG was elected by
staff to the board this year. A
computer specialist at the UBC
Bookstore, Pong is secretary-
treasurer of CUPE Local 116. He
is also a member ofthe Coalition
of University Unionized Employees, which communicates various issues to the Ministry of
Advanced Education, Training
and Technology.
MARK BEESE, a fourth-year
Forestry student, has served as
chair of the UBC Student Senate
Caucus. He is the UBC student
liaison with the Canadian Institute
of Forestry and the B.C. Professional Foresters Association. An
active member of the Alma Mater
Society (AMS), Beese has also been
involved with the first-year student
orientetionprograra, Imagine UBC.
re-appointed as board chair to
March 2000. President and
owner of Kalico Developments
Ltd., a real estate development
and investment company,
Kalke's projects are widely acclaimed as being critical elements in the re-establishment
of neighbourhood and have won
community and heritage
WILLIAM SAUDER, chancellor
of the university, is a UBC graduate and chair and CEO'of Interna-
tional Forest Products and Sauder
Industries Ltd. A member of the
Board of Governors Scam 1981 to
1987.he served as its chair for the
UBC patrons, the Sauder family
has supported several medical science:
LARRY BELL, appointed to
the board in 1997, isvice-^chairof
Shato Holdings Ltd., a food services company, and chair of its
subsidiary White Spot Ltd. A
graduate of UBC, Bell served the
province as secretary to the B.C.
Treasury Board and deputy min-"
Ister of: Housing and Transit;
Lands, Parks and Housing; and
professor of Anthropology and Sociology, was elected by faculty to
the board this year. Marchak, a
former UBC dean of Arts, is also a
faculty associate with the Institute
for Resources and Environment at
UBC. President ofthe Humanities
and Social Sciences Academy of
the Royal Society of Canada,
Marchak is also a member of the
B.C. Forest Appeals Commission.
LINDA THORSTAD was appointed to the board in 1997.
She is vice-president of corporate relations for Viceroy Resources Corp., a gold producer.
Educated at UBC, Thorstad is
president of the UBC Alumni
Association. In 1996, Thorstad
was named a YWCA Woman of
Distinction for Management and
the Professions.
JOANNE EMERMAN, a professor of Anatomy and associate dean, Research, in the Faculty of Medicine, was elected
by faculty to the board in 1996.
A previous scholar of the National Cancer Institute of
Canada, she presently serves
on the boards of several international associations for cancer research.
appointed to the board in 1997.
She manages the Multicultural
Health Education /Promotion
program ofthe Vancouver/Richmond Health Board and has extensive experience in adult education and administration. Her
expertise lies in working with
diverse populations and international and intercultural communication.
JOE WAI, a UBC alumnus
and architect, is principal of Joe
Y. Wai Architect, Inc. Designer of
the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical
Chinese Garden in Vancouver,
Wai is interested in social and
seniors' housing as well as community and cultural projects.
He was a founding member and
vice-chair of the Chinese Cultural Centre.
JESSE GUSCOTT. a fourth-
year Microbiology student, has
served as a commissioner on the
Alma Mater Society (AMS) Finance
Commission and as the assistant
to the president of the AMS. A
volunteer with a number of community organizations, Guscott
works in the summer as an assistant director at a residential
hockey camp for children.
MARTHA PIPER, presidentand
vice-chancellor of UBC, is a member of the Canada Foundation for
Innovation, the Canada Mfflenntum
Scholarship Foundation and the
interim governing council of the
Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Piper is on the boards ofthe
Prime Minister's Advisory Council
on Science andTechnology and the
Association of Universities and
Colleges of Canada.
MARION YORK was appointed to the board in 1994.
York works with community
resource personnel, providing
information and workshops on
childhood learning difficulties.
A retired high school special
education teacher, York is active in her community and has
organized many cultural


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