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 February 4, 1981
Volume 27, Number 3
No doubling of tuition fees, says McGeer;
Concern, but too early to panic: Kenny
Keep calm.
That's the reaction of UBC's
president, Dr. Douglas Kenny, and
provincial universities minister Dr.
Patrick McGeer to speculation that
tuition fees may double or triple as the
result of cutbacks in federal
government support for higher
President Kenny said that while
there was "substantial concern" in the
Canadian academic community about
possible reductions in federal support,
it's far too early to press the panic
button and assume that fees will
escalate by a factor of two or three.
And in a television interview, Dr.
McGeer played down the idea of a
two- or three-fold tuition increase.
"We (the provincial government)
simply wouldn't allow that to happen,
Botanical Garden employee Kunio Nunotani is using the Japanese art of Hinoki to give a compact appearance to one of
the hundreds of shrubs being planted around UBC's Asian Centre. Ceremony to mark official opening of the building has
been set for June 5.
Memorial scholarships in Commerce
Two scholarships in memory of
Suzanna Seto have been established in
the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Ms. Seto, who received a Bachelor
of Commerce degree from UBC in
1974 and a Master of Science degree
in urban land economics in 1977, was
murdered last June 3 while on a
business trip to Duncan for her
employers, Cumberland Realty Group.
The killer has not been found.
One of the memorial scholarships is
funded by Ms. Seto's employers and
will provide $2000 annually for a
student in graduate studies specializing
in urban land economics.
The second scholarship, for a
minimum of $500, is funded by
friends and colleagues of Ms. Seto and
will go annually to an undergraduate
student specializing in the urban land
economics option in the Faculty of
Dean Peter Lusztig, in announcing
the scholarships, expressed his sincere
thanks to the Cumberland Realty
Group and the many individual
contributors to the scholarship fund
"for their support in establishing these
permanent gifts to the students of the
faculty and for the lasting tribute to
the memory of Suzanna, their
colleague and friend."
he said.
The concern currently being
expressed by Canada's academic
community centres on speculation that
Ottawa is out to trim aid to higher
education by reducing its annual
transfer of money to the provinces
under the Established Programs
Financing (EPF) scheme.
Under the EPF scheme, in force
since 1977, the federal government
annually transfers billions of dollars to
the provinces to help support hospital
insurance, medicare and post-
secondary education. B.C.'s estimated
share of EPF funds for higher
education alone in 1980-81 is $335.6
President Kenny, in his recently
issued 1979-80 annual report,
expressed his concern about the
proposed reduction of federal support,
which he says is of "paramount
importance" to university education.
He says Ottawa's withdrawal from
the EPF scheme would be "shortsighted and gravely damaging to the
long-term interests of Canada," and
called for universities to be consulted
when the program comes up for
renewal and negotiation in the spring
of this year. The EPF agreement will
expire on April 1, 1982.
The Association of Universities and
Colleges of Canada (AUCC), in a brief
to Prime Minister Trudeau, says an
abrupt federal withdrawal from EPF
"could have serious and possibly
disastrous effects on universities
already weakened by a decade during
which provincial operating grant
increases have lagged behind
The AUCC brief calls for a
"thorough re-examination of the
system of financing Canadian
universities" with appropriate
university participation.
It also calls on Mr. Trudeau to
respect the commitment he made in
1976 when he announced the EPF
program not to amend the transfer
arrangements without giving three
years' notice.
Other briefs urging continued  •
federal aid have been sent to the
federal government by the National
Union of Students and the Canadian
Association of University Teachers.
The EPF scheme will be a central
issue in a Vancouver conference at the
Bayshore Inn Feb. 11-13 entitled
"Education Canada: A National
Symposium on Federal-Provincial
Relations in Education." Registration
details for the conference are available
from the Continuing Studies Division
of Simon Fraser University, telephone
291-4565 or 4566. UBC Reports February 4, 1981
The following student awards were
approved at the January meeting of
the UBC Senate. For more
information on these and other
scholarships and bursaries, contact
Awards and Financial Aid in the
General Services Administration
Building, Room 50.
Nancy Allan Memorial Scholarship
— An annual scholarship in the
amount of $1,000 has been established
by family and friends of the late
Nancy Allan in recognition of her
outstanding qualities as person,
performer, and leader of youth. The
scholarship will be awarded to the
student entering penultimate or final
year Music Education who best
combines musicianship with an ability
to communicate the spirit of music to
Ando Laboratories Prize — A prize
of $500 will be awarded to the
graduating student in the Faculty of
Dentistry who, in the opinion of the
Faculty, has demonstrated the most
promise in patient care in the field of
restorative dentistry.
British Columbia Home Economics
Association Scholarship II — A
scholarship in the amount of $250,
donated by the British Columbia
Home Economics Association will be
awarded to a student entering the
fourth year of the Bachelor of Home
Economics program. The award will
be made to a student who has high
academic standing in any one of the
specialty areas. The award will be
made on the recommendation of the
School of Home Economics.
Canadian Institute of Mining and
Metallurgy, Vancouver Branch,
District 6, Memorial Scholarship —
An annual memorial scholarship in
the amount of $1,000 on behalf of
distinguished C.I.M. members
(deceased) from the Vancouver B.C.
Branch, District 6, of the Canadian
Institute of Mining and Metallurgy is
awarded to a student entering the
second year program of the
Department of Mining and Mineral
Process Engineering. The recipient will
be selected by the department on the
basis of high academic standing and
interest in the mining industry.
Margaret Croucher Memorial Award
— An award in the amount of
approximately $150 has been
established by friends, family and
colleagues of Margaret Croucher, to
recognize her personal qualities and
her pioneering contribution to the
field of Rehabilitation in Home Care
Services. The award will be made at
the beginning of the spring term, to a
final year student who has shown a
keen interest in all aspects of
Rehabilitation Medicine. In making
the award, preference will be given to
a mature student deserving of
financial assistance.
Stephen Dawson Memorial
Scholarship — A scholarship in the
amount of $300 has been provided by
his parents, in memory of Stephen
James Dawson, B.A.Sc, 1967, for
academic endeavour such as was
displayed by Stephen. In the face of
much adversity, he achieved high
standards and his degree in Chemical
Engineering. The award will be made
annually to a student entering the
second year in this course.
Ephram Arthur Day Bursary       A
bursary in the amount of $500 per
annum has been made available by
the Central Okanagan Foundation.
The award will be made to a student
who normally resides in the Central
Okanagan (Peachland to Oyama
inclusive) and who, on the basis of
need and academic standing, requires
financial assistance in the pursuit of a
Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or
Department of Music, Keyboard
Division, Scholarship — A
scholarship in the amount of
approximately $200 will be awarded
annually to the most outstanding
keyboard performance major entering
the Department of Music. The award
will be made on the recommendation
of the department.
Department of Music Entrance
Scholarships — Two scholarships in
the amount of approximately $300
and $150 will be awarded annually to
students entering the Department of
Music. These awards will be made on
the recommendation of the
Ian and Jonathan Gritten Memorial
Bursary — A bursary has been
established in memory of Ian Earle
Gritten, a student in the Faculty of
Law and his younger brother,
Jonathan Richard Gritten, a student in
Penticton, B.C., who both died
tragically in October, 1980. Through
this bursary their family and friends
pay tribute to the exceptional quality
of their lives. The award will be made
annually to a law student who entered
the Faculty of Law after only three
years of undergraduate study.
Svadhyaya Sanskrit Prize — A prize
in the amount of approximately $40
has been made available by a grateful
son in the memory of his father. The
award will be made on the
recommendation of the Department of
Asian Studies to a student
demonstrating exceptional promise in
advanced Sanskrit.
University Women's Club of
Vancouver, Margaret Redmond
Scholarship — The University
Women's Club of Vancouver offers a
scholarship to a mature woman
student, in either a full-time, or part-
time course proceeding to a degree, in
any year up to and including the
Master's level.
Leslie F.S. Upton Memorial
Scholarship — An annual scholarship
of $200 will be awarded as a memorial
to Prof. Leslie F.S. Upton. The award
was made possible by contributions
from Prof. Upton's colleagues and
friends at UBC and several other
universities, former students and
family. It will be made to a history
major student who has written the best
essay in competitive examination
organized and adjudicated by the
history department before Dec. 15. In
addition to the scholarship, the winner
will receive a copy of a book written
by Prof. Upton.
Frank Ramsey Medical Bursaries —
Bursaries to a total of approximately
$4,000 per annum have been made
available by Frank Ramsey, to assist
needy students in the Faculty of
First surgery patient has kind words for facilities, staff
The following letter was addressed
to Lloyd Detwiller, administrator of
the Health Sciences Centre Hospital,
and Dr. George Price, medical
director of the acute care unit. It was
written on Jan. 20, 1981.
Dear Sirs:
As the first surgical patient in the
Unit, I wanted to write to you and
express my thanks for what has been a
quite remarkable surgery, and some of
my impressions of the hospital. (Please
excuse the rather choppy, incoherent
style — I find that codeine and
composition make poor bedfellows —
and normally I would have waited
until later — but I wanted to pass on
my impressions as I left).
To begin with, the physical plan has
been so well designed for patient
comfort and good spirits. I have had
three surgeries at another hospital
during the last 2V£ years — and the
physical surroundings here have
certainly contributed a great deal to
making my stay here so pleasant —
the openness of the design, the warm
cheerful colors, and the marvellous
pluses of the nourishment room, the
hair-washing basin, the intercom
system and the fabrics and wall
decorations which are colorful and
Second, the food. I never eat when
I'm in the hospital and here I have
had meals since the second day after
Nursing staff in the surgical ward of UBC's Health Sciences Centre Hospital last week presented a bouquet of roses to Sheila
Roberts, first surgical patient admitted to the newly-opened ward. Ms. Roberts had surgery on her left knee Jan. 13.
Surrounding her are, left to right, Ginnie Craik, Mara Celmins, Nancy Lyle, Maureen Stoqua, Anita Collier, Margaret Irwin
and Barbara Trerise.
my surgery — they were varied and
interesting and with one or two
exceptions really nice food.
Third, the staff — which is really
the thing which I found the most
positive — from the housekeeping
ladies who were friendly and cheerful
— the women from the kitchen, all
the way through the medical staff to
the directors — at least the ones I
have met. The nursing staff are
outstanding individually, and in
teams. They project and carry through
a spirit of cheerfulness, efficiency and
compassion. I have never had such
outstanding nursing care — they were
always available and when things were
difficult, painful or depressing, gave
really solid support. You are to be
congratulated on establishing a unit
which can give directives which result
in such a team. The staff of the O.R.
— of whom I saw little — certainly
gave me confidence and the hospital's
policy of keeping the patient well
informed was followed and although I
had had the same surgery before, it
helped to keep me relaxed or as
relaxed as is possible in such
The staff in Anaesthesiology were
extremely positive for me. Dr.
Leighton suggested doing an epidural
nerve block which cut down on my
pain and keep me from being sick for
My patience for writing, and I am
sure yours for reading is wearing thin.
I probably have left out things but
they will have to remain unsaid.
Thank you again.
Yours sincerely,
(signed) Sheila Roberts UBC Reports February 4, 1981
Rory Nott, 18, has been paralysed from the neck down following a swimming
accident last spring. Unable to turn a book page., his hope of completing his
education or reading for entertainment looked bleak until the invention of a
new reading machine using money from B.C. Lotteries.  With him is electrical
engineer Tom Dean.
Lottery opens books
Thousands of people across North
America can't read, not because they
don't know how, but because they are
paralysed. Confined to a wheelchair or
a bed, they can't hold a book or turn
a page.
But that's changing now, thanks to
B.C. Lotteries. Lotteries money has
financed a system that combines
computer technology and micro-
photography which will allow the
paralysed to read for entertainment or
to complete their education.
Dr. Duncan Murray of UBC's
Faculty of Medicine, head of the
division of rehabilitation medicine at
Shaughnessy Hospital, and electrical
engineer Tom Dean have developed a
prototype machine that has been
successfully tested in the hospital.
Shaughnessy is where the province's
spinal injury unit is located. Teams of
specialists treat patients with spinal
cord injuries, which usually occur as a
result of accidents.
The machine consists of a
microfiche viewer similar to those
found in most libraries. They magnify
into readable print on a screen
information that has been
microscopically reduced onto a small,
four-by-five-inch card. Each card
contains about 100 pages of a book.
Attached to the machine is a
computer-based switch with two
pressure-sensitive places. A librarian or
attendant puts a card into the viewer.
Then all the paralysed reader needs to
do is touch the plates and the machine
will automatically move onto the next
page or go back a page.
"A person using the machine can
read 100 pages in one session," said
Dr. Murray, "and that's as much as
you would want to read without a
"Then someone changes the card
and the reader has another 100
He said the machine can also be
used by cerebral palsy victims whose
hand motions are often erratic.
Mr. Dean said the components for
the machine are standard, off-the-shelf
items and the total cost is not high.
"The viewer itself costs $300. Total
cost including the electronics is about
$1,000," he said. "If a number of
them are built, the unit cost would
come down."
He added that since most libraries
now have microfiche viewers, it
wouldn't be expensive to convert them
for use by the handicapped.
Copies of the machine are now
being tested in centres across the
province to refine their operation and
work out bugs.
Eventually the machines would be
available at central locations such as
libraries, hospitals or clinics for the
handicapped. The type of material
available on microfiche is growing
steadily. Some sources in the United
States even record comic books on
Journalism program
approved by Senate
Provided the Universities Council of
B.C. approves, the first students
should be admitted in 1983 to a
Master of Journalism program at
Dean of Arts Robert Will said he
hoped the MJ proposal would be
funded by the UCBC as a new
program. A director could then be
hired for the 1982-83 academic year,
admission procedures established and
the first 15 students admitted in
September of 1983.
The Universities Council each year
distributes to the three universities
only 95 per cent of the total grant
allocated by the provincial
government, using the remaining 5 per
cent for the funding and maintaining
of new programs.
The UBC journalism program, as
approved by Senate Jan. 28, would
entail 30 units of coursework over two
years, as well as a substantial
internship which would carry no
It would be the only post-
baccalaureate journalism program in
Western Canada, and only the third in
Canada. To be admitted, applicants
would need an undergraduate degree,
would have to provide examples of
writing, and an admissions panel
would consider academic background,
journalistic experience and particular
expertise and motivation.
The two-year program would
include 12 units of graduate or
undergraduate courses in appropriate
academic disciplines such as political
science, economics, history, literature,
science and language studies, 9 units
of media studies (structure and history
of the media in Canada, law in
journalism, ethics of journalism, and a
report on a special topic) and 9 units
of practical skills (research, reporting,
writing, editing).
Dean Will said the program would
Get your card
If you're one of the 3,600-odd UBC
students who expect to graduate this
year, you have to submit an
"Application for Graduation" card to
the Registrar's Office by Feb. 16.
If you don't submit a card, there's a
strong possibility that your name won't
appear on the list of candidates for
degrees, which is approved by UBC's
Senate when it meets late in May.
Cards have already been mailed to
students registered in the graduation
year of the following programs: BA,
BFA, BMus, BCom, LicAcc't, BEd
(elementary and secondary), BPE,
BRE, and BSc. If you don't receive a
card in the mail, go to the Registrar's
Office in the General Services
Administration Building to make sure
your local mailing address is correct.
Students in their graduating year in
all other degree programs except
Graduate Studies can obtain
Application for Graduation cards from
faculty or school offices. Students in
grad studies should get them from
their graduate advisors.
Remember — no application, no
be a bargain for the University, since
much of it would be serviced by
existing courses and faculty already at
UBC. He said only three full-time
faculty, including a director, would be
needed, plus several part-timers who
likely could be working journalists in
the Vancouver area.
He hoped the program would
appeal to university graduates across
Canada who might already be working
as journalists.
UBC President Douglas Kenny told
Senate that the program was not
intended solely for newspaper
journalists or to train newspaper
journalists but would be of interest to
radio and television journalists as well.
Dean named
for Education
UBC's Board of Governors Tuesday
confirmed the appointment of Dr.
Daniel Birch as Dean of UBC's Faculty
of Education effective July 1, 1981.
A native of Ganges, B.C., Dr. Birch
now is a professor of education at
Simon Fraser University. He recently
completed a five-year term as
Associate Vice-President (Academic) at
SFU and is currently on leave of
Dr. Birch, 43, was the overwhelming choice of a presidential
selection committee for a new dean of
education. That faculty has been
under the direction of Acting Dean
Roy Bentley since former dean John
Andrews completed a five-year term in
Dr. Birch received his B.A. from
UBC in 1963 and his M.A. from UBC
in 1968. He received a Ph.D. from the
University of California in 1969 in
Teaching of History and Social
His appointment is for a six-year
$50,000 goes
to the winner
Your annual chance to nominate an
outstanding Canadian who's made a
major contribution to human welfare
and the common good is here.
Deadline for nominations for the
Royal Bank award of $50,000 is Feb.
Candidates must be Canadian
citizens or residents and must be
nominated by two or more persons.
Among the past recipients are
neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield,
architect Arthur Erickson, CARS
organizer Mary Pack and last year's
winner clinical investigator Dr. Jacques
Contact Richard Spratley, Research
Administration, local 3652, for more
details. UBC Reports February 4, 1981
MacMillan expansion
backed by Board
UBC's Board of Governors has
approved proposals for expansion of
the H.R. MacMillan Building to
provide additional academic and
research space for the Faculties of
Agricultural Sciences and Forestry.
The proposals, discussed at the
Board's December meeting, have been
sent to the Universities Council of
B.C., which makes recommendations
to the provincial government on
construction priorities.
The proposals envisage a major
physical development to the west of
the existing MacMillan Building at the
corner of Main Mall and Agronomy
Road. The proposals call for separate
wings to accommodate an expansion
of each faculty as well as construction
of some 7,000 net assignable square
feet (NASF) of space for the joint use
of both faculties and for other
University purposes.
The estimated cost of the
development is more than $28 million.
Both faculties make a case for the
expansion in the light of overcrowding
No, it's not an invasion from outer space .... It's just Laurie Walsh (left), and
Bev Bogdan, of the Copy and Duplicating Centre on campus, modelling the latest
in protective work equipment. Staff members in the centre are required to wear the
gas masks while cleaning their printing machines to avoid inhaling harmful fumes.
Four new faces; Board still short two
There were four new faces at the
long table in UBC's Board and Senate
Room yesterday when the Board of
Governors held its first meeting of the
1981 calendar year.
The Board, which has been partly
reconstituted as the result of new
appointments and elections held over
the past three months, is made up of
15 persons — eight appointed by the
provincial government, two elected by
the faculty, two elected by students,
one elected by the employed staff, and
the president and the chancellor of
The Board is currently shy two
members appointed by the provincial
government, which recently
announced the re-appointment of
three members and the appointment
of one new member.
Reappointed were Alan F. Pierce,
Dr. Leslie R. Peterson and Allan R.
Crawford. The new member of the
Board appointed by the provincial
government in January is Gerald H.D.
Hobbs, a Vancouver businessman who
currently chairs UBC's Health Sciences
Centre management committee.
UBC graduate Mrs. Joy McCusker
continues as a Board member
appointed by the provincial
government. Her current term will
expire in 1982. Also continuing as a
Board member is Vancouver lawyer
David G.A. McLean, appointed last
November to fill the unexpired term
of Alan Eyre, whose appointment was
terminated so that he could become a
member of the Universities Council of
No longer members of the Board
are George Morfitt, who had served
the maximum number of years
allowable under the Universities Act;
Ian Greenwood of Kelowna, who
retired after serving as a Board
member since 1976; and Stanley
Weston, who died suddenly on Jan. 6.
Faculty members now serving on the
Board are Prof. Peter Pearse, who was
re-elected for a second three-year term
in November, and Prof. Hugh
Greenwood, head of the Department
of Geological Sciences, who succeeds
Prof. R.D. Russell of Geophysics and
Students sitting on the Board for
one-year terms are Anthony Dickinson,
re-elected by students in last month's
election; and Chris Niwinski, who
succeeds John Pellizzon, who did not
run in the January student election.
The student Board members are both
graduate students working on master's
degrees in civil engineering.
Elected in December for a three-
year term to represent UBC employees
who are not faculty members was Neil
Boucher, payroll supervisor in the
Health Sciences Centre Hospital.
Architecture upgraded
A proposal to upgrade UBC's
Bachelor of Architecture program to a
master's program was approved by the
University Senate Jan. 28.
The proposal now goes to the
Universities Council of B.C.
In a submission to Senate, the
School of Architecture said:
"It is our contention that the UBC
School's current B.Arch program is, in
most respects, in fact a graduate
program. With some fine-tuning and
upgrading of some coursework it
would qualify under current Senate
criteria for designation as a Master of
Architecture degree program.
"The current B.Arch is understood
by the Architectural Institute of B.C.
as the qualifying professional degree,
and the proposed modification will
upgrade it still further.
"Finally, the student will benefit in
the job market from having the higher
degree qualification."
The M.Arch program would be of
three years' duration, for a total of 59
credits, although the school's
submission to Senate noted that,
"Students may be advised to interrupt
their academic studies at the end of
first or second year for a prescribed
period in order to experience
conditions in practice, or take part in
construction work, or to travel in
countries outside Canada."
Getting into the program would not
be easy. In general, entrants would
need an undergraduate degree with
second class honors or better, or three
years of study at an approved School
of Architecture, again with a 65-percent or better standing, or three years
of study at college or university level
after completion of an approved
diploma course in building technology
of at least two years duration at the
post-secondary level.
dies at 60
Funeral services were held Jan. 21
for Max D. Gronlund, supervisor of
custodial staff in UBC's Department of
Physical Plant, who died Jan. 18 at
the age of 60.
Mr. Gronlund joined physical plant
in 1970 and in addition to serving as
custodial supervisor held the posts of
assistant supervisor of staff and
assistant supervisor of the department's
design division.
He is survived by his wife, Susan,
and two married daughters, Kristina
and Marta.
and expanding enrolments.'
The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
says in its proposal that when it
occupied the MacMillan Building in
1967 it had 24 faculty members, 206
undergraduates and 50 graduate
Today, there are 63 faculty
members, 411 undergraduates and 152
graduate students. Enrolment forecasts
suggest 536 undergraduates and 219
graduate students will enrol for the
1983-84 academic year.
The agricultural sciences faculty
says it needs additional space for
research, additional teaching and
laboratory space for new programs
such as landscape architecture and the
interdisciplinary Land Resource
Science Centre and for the
consolidation of some of its academic
departments which are now housed in
"distant" facilities in other parts of the
UBC campus.
The proposal says the faculty has a
current need for an additional 80,000
NASF as the result of a doubling of
undergraduate enrolment and a 50 per
cent increase in graduate enrolment in
the last decade.
The faculty also desperately needs
additional research space for faculty
members and graduate students
currently involved in more than 200
different projects. The faculty's
1978-79 research grant total of
$2,336,731 represents the highest
research support per faculty member
in any of UBC's 12 faculties, the
proposal says.
The Faculty of Forestry proposal
says that while its need for additional
space can be associated with
enrolment increases, its most pressing
need is for research and associated
B.C., the proposal says, "is on the
threshold a new era in forestry," as
the result of new provincial forest and
range acts which place new emphasis
on management of the forest
"UBC," the proposal adds, "will be
expected to contribute much of the
knowledge and many of the people
needed to improve management of all
B.C.'s forest land resources."
The forestry faculty currently enrols
350 undergraduates and 61 graduate
students and forsees the need for
additional space to accommodate 444
undergraduates and 135-155 graduate
students by 1983-84.
The forestry faculty says it also
needs additional space to provide for
an expansion in its continuing
education program which aims at
upgrading the qualifications of forest
technicians and keeping forestry
graduates abreast of new
Forestry says it also needs new space
for interdisciplinary programs and
planned developments in timber and
forest engineering. The proposal says
existing space for field-oriented courses
such as surveying, harvesting and soil
science is "grossly inadequate."
The forestry proposal says that a 71
per cent increase in research funds
over the past four years "reflects an
increasing awareness of forestry" and
adds that it has a current need for
some 44,500 NASF of new space to
meet teaching and research
obligations. UBC Reports February 4, 1981
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of Disabled Persons
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des persomes handcapees
can start
right here5
The designation of 1981 as the Year
of Disabled Persons will hopefully
result in an increased awareness
throughout the world of both the
needs and the talents of disabled
people, says Paul Thiele, librarian and
head of UBC's Crane Library.
Thiele is the national chairman in
charge of communications for the
Canadian Organizing Committee of
the I.Y.D.P.
Our awareness, he says, can start
right here in the University community
where visually and physically disabled
students are growing in numbers.
He points out that disabled students
can function in a fairly independent
and normal way once specific barriers
are overcome.
"For the visually disabled student,
the two greatest barriers are access to
textbooks and independent mobility
around the campus."
Crane Library, housed in Brock
Hall Annex, provides the answer to
the textbook problem with three
alternatives to print books. They have
'talking' books recorded on tape,
textbooks in braille and large type and
magnified print books for those
students who still have some vestiges of
sight. The library also has electronic,
mechanical and optical devices which
aid students in their studying.
While Crane Library significantly
aids the textbook accessibility situation
for visually disabled students, the
problem of independent mobility
around the campus isn't so easily taken
care of.
According to Thiele, most of the
students learn the location of buildings
on campus by acoustics.
"The way a blind person gets from
point A to point B is by a series of
radar and hearing," he says. "They
can tell when they are near a certain
building by the way it alters the
acoustic structure of their footsteps."
The students also orient themselves
by cues such as bushes, certain curves
in pathways and other distinguishing
markers. During the summer months
perapetologists (people who teach
orientation through acoustics) from
the Canadian Institute for the Blind
come on campus and help students
learn the easiest routes between
Something that Thiele would like to
see at UBC in 1981 is more attention
paid to section 10 of the provincial
building code which calls for things
such as raised signage in buildings to
identify fire exits, elevator control
panels, room numbers and other
building information. He points out
that the signage isn't expensive and
would be helpful for sighted people as
Easier access for mature adults
called for in reports to President
Widespread changes in educational
services to enable more mature adults
to pursue higher education at UBC are
called for in two reports released by
President Douglas T. Kenny.
The reports call on all B.C.
institutions offering post-secondary
education to "re-examine their
policies, procedures and requirements"
to ensure that barriers are removed to
enable mature adults to undertake
both credit and non-credit general and
professional continuing education and
degree-completion programs.
The reports, prepared at the request
of President Kenny, are based on
analyses of Canadian population
changes and University enrolment
patterns and are the first step in the
development of "a comprehensive
long-range policy regarding continuing
education at UBC."
The reports were written by Dr.
William Tetlow and Robert Taylor of
the UBC Office of Institutional
Analysis and Planning and by Jindra
Kulich, director of the Centre for
Continuing Education.
The reports identify four major
mature-adult constituencies — those
over age 24       which will "become of
ever-increasing importance to all post-
secondary institutions."
The mature-adult group, the reports
say, now accounts for one-third to
one-half of UBC degree registrants in
a total enrolment picture characterized
by a shrinking proportion of 18-to-24-
year-olds, who have traditionally made
up the largest number of UBC
The four mature-adult population
segments identified in the reports are:
• The mature non-employed,
including housewives and retired
persons, many of whom are seeking
degree completion or personal
enrichment courses;
• Wage earners who seek diplomas,
certificates and degree-completion to
enhance their skills and competitive
position in the job market and for
whom educational pursuits are made
possible by shorter working hours and
increased leisure time;
• Members of professional
organizations who require continuing
education activities because the half-
life of many professionals is now less
than 10 years as a result of
technological change, legal
requirements and exponential
knowledge growth; and
• Geographically mobile families
and individuals, many of whom have
difficulty in consolidating their efforts
toward degree completion.
"Institutions which ignore these
groups," the report by the Office of
Institutional Analysis and Planning
comments, "will run the substantial
risk of becoming as obsolete as buggy
whip manufacturers in the automobile
The same report says a federal
government study has found that the
two barriers of finance and time are
the reasons most frequently given for
not pursuing higher education.
The report adds: "Institutional
barriers such as residency
requirements, transfer credit, time and
place of course offerings and
insufficient support services are also
very significant. Thus, all institutions
need to re-examine their policies,
procedures and requirements to ensure
that these barriers are removed."
All B.C. post-secondary institutions
are suited to offer education services to
these groups, the report says,
"although UBC, with general,
professional and health sciences
faculties, "is the only institution able
to service all these needs."
Its uniqueness rests with its
comprehensive range of professional
faculties, including Agriculture,
Commerce, Education, Engineering,
Forestry and Law, as well as such
health sciences areas as Medicine,
Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy.
"Thus, while all higher education
institutions need to focus more
attention on the mature-adult
constituencies," the report says, "UBC
should give priority to the needs of the
professional and managerial
"In this way the particular strengths
of UBC can contribute most effectively
to serving the educational needs of all
New programs get Senate OK
A number of new programs received
academic approval from the UBC
Senate at its January meeting:
• A new major in music theory in
the Faculty of Arts;
• A new program leading to the
degree of Doctor of Education in
curriculum studies offered by the
education faculty's Department of
Curriculum and Instructional Studies;
• A new Ph.D. program in human
learning, development and instruction
offered by the Department of
Educational Psychology in the Faculty
of Education.
The latter program is the first
Doctor of Philosophy degree to be
offered in the Faculty of Education,
Acting Dean Roy Bentley told Senate.
Senate also approved four new
courses and numerous changes in the
description of courses offered by the
School of Physical Education and
Recreation in the program leading to
the degree of Bachelor of Recreation
The changes approved by Senate
complete an extensive revision of the
BRE program aimed at training
specialized professionals to initiate,
promote and manage community
recreation activities.
Senate also approved six new courses
and the introduction of seven
combined honors programs resulting
from the transfer of the former
Institute of Oceanography into the
Faculty of Science as a department.
The new courses will be available in
the 1982-83 academic year, when it is
planned to have the combined honors
programs in place.
Students will be able to take
combined honors in oceanography and
any one of the following disciplines —
biology, botany, zoology, chemistry,
physics, geology and geophysics.
residents of this province."
The reports also recommend that
• Establish its presence in
downtown Vancouver and augment its
offerings outside the metropolitan area
while looking for innovative ways, e.g.,
electronic technology, to carry out its
mandate and better serve its adult
• Examine and establish funding
priorities for the total university
enterprise, paying due regard to the
new constituencies for post-secondary
• Examine and re-examine
questions such as the implication of
the extended day, the integration of
year-round operation of credit courses,
experiential learning, credit for
experience, course credit challenge,
transfer of credit and the current
15-unit limit on guided independent
study; and
• Provide better access by new-
constituency students to student
support services.
Both reports use federal government
and university enrolment figures to
make the case for a expansion of
education services in the decades
What has largely gone unnoticed in
the shifts in age and educational
attainment profiles of the Canadian
population over the last 20 years "is
the dramatic increase in the mature
adult (i.e. 25 and up) population and
the changes in the age composition of
university registrants," says the report
prepared by the Office of Institutional
Analysis and Planning.
The number of people in the 25-44
age category has risen from 3 million
in 1960 to an estimated 5.5. million in
1980 and its predicted to rise to 8.1
million by the year 2000, the report
Paralleling this general population
growth, the same age cohort has
increased markedly as a proportion of
university degree-credit registrations.
In 1964 at UBC, registrants aged
25-44 and over 45 made up 18 per
cent of the University's total winter
session enrolment. In 1979, these age
groups accounted for more than 32
per cent of total winter enrolment.
The report comments: "When
public officials comment upon
expected declines in university
enrolments due strictly to declines in
the number of 18-year-olds, they are
consequently ignoring a very
significant population group which
comprises nearly one-third of total
Another little-known fact cited in
the report is the increasing percentage
of Canadians who are obtaining post-
secondary education.
Projections show that by the year
2000 more than 50 per cent of the
25-34-year-olds and 48 per cent of
34-44-year-olds will have completed
some form of post-secondary
education. "The evidence is that those
who participate in higher education
are most likely to do so in the future,"
the report comments.
These dramatic changes in age
profile and educational attainment
will result in "gradual but significant
'revolutions' in all spheres of Canadian
life," the report concludes. March 1
American Chemical Society: PRF
Research Type AC.
B.C. Health Care Research
Foundation Development and
Training Fellowship.
B.C. Health Care Research
Foundation Research Grant.
B.C. Health Care Research
Foundation Research Scholar Award.
Banting Research Foundation
Research Grant.
Canada Council: Explorations
Program Grant.
Canada Israel Foundation for
Academic Exchanges Canadian Studies
Program at Hebrew University.
Huntington's Chorea Foundation (US)
Research Grant.
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (US)
Research Grant.
SSHRC: International Relations
Division Bilateral Exchange: China.
SSHRC: International Relations
Division Travel Grants for
International Representation.
SSHRC: International Relations
Division Travel Grants for
International Scholarly Conferences.
US Dept. of Health, Education and
Welfare NIH Grants to Foreign
Von Humboldt Foundation (W.
Germany) Research Fellowship.
Woodward's Foundation (Mr. and
Mrs. P.A.) Foundation Grants.
March 6
Canada Mortgage and Housing
Corporation Research Contract Type
B (over $2,500).
March 14
National Cancer Institute of Canada
Terry Fox Special Initiatives Program.
March 15
Bronfman Foundation Seagram
Business Faculty Award.
Canadian Diabetes Association Charles
H. Best Fund.
International Atlantic Salmon
Foundation Fellowship.
Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation
NSERC: International Relations
Division CIDA/NSERC Research
Associates: Developing Countries.
NSERC: International Relations
Division International Collaborative
NSERC: International Relations
Division International Scientific
Exchange Awards.
NSERC: International Relations
Division Scientific Exchanges: France,
Brazil, Czechoslovakia and Japan.
Royal Geographical Society Bursaries.
Royal Society Commonwealth
Bursaries Scheme.
March 25
National Institute of Education (US)
Research on Postsecondary Education
March 31
Arctic Institute of North America
Northern Studies Fellowship.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
International Collaborative Research.
SSHRC: Strategic Grants Division
Library: Strengthening of Specialized
Government plan means changes
UBC employees who are members of
the MSA dental care plan and who
have children aged 14 and under
stand to gain as the result of the
implementation of the B.C.
government's denticare scheme.
The government's denticare scheme
provides for payment of 100 per cent
of the cost of an annual checkup and
50 per cent of basic dental services
provided under the "A" section of the
MSA plan up to a maximum of $700
in any one year for children aged 14
and under.
The UBC plan provides for payment
of 70 per cent of services provided
under the "A" section.
In order to integrate the UBC plan
with the government scheme, the
University will assume 50 per cent of
the costs incurred under the "A"
section of the plan so that all services
for 14 year olds and under will be
covered up to a maximum of $700 a
MSA payments will be based on the
schedule of fees agreed to between the
government and B.C. dentists. Some
Two, Few, Many; base
broad for medicine talks
Nine illustrated lectures on the
history of medicine will be given
during the noon-hour in the
Instructional Resources Centre starting
on Feb. 10.
The lectures, by John Norris,
Legion chair
in geriatrics
UBC's Senate approved
establishment of an endowed chair in
the medical school's Department of
Family Practice and a new department
in the Faculty of Education at its
January meeting.
The family practice chair will be
called the Mount Pleasant Legion
Professorship in Community Geriatrics
to reflect the operating and
endowment funding being provided by
the Legion branch for a program in
the family practice department.
The eighth department to be
formed in the Faculty of Education is
the Department of Administrative,
Adult and Higher Education. The
decision by the Faculty of Education
to departmentalize stems from a
recommendation included in the
report of a review committee on the
Faculty of Education established by
President Douglas Kenny.
Seven other departments were given
Senate approval last April.
Tropics topic
of forest talks
The founder of Weldwood of
Canada, John Bene, will give two
noon-hour talks on forestry in the
tropics, today (Feb. 4) and next
Wednesday (Feb. 11) in MacMillan
Bene, an engineer, was responsible
for major pioneering developments in
the B.C. forest industry. Since leaving
Weldwood, as president of the
company, 12 years ago he has had
extensive experience in international
forestry and in Canadian international
aid programs.
His talk at 12:30 p.m. today is on
"Trees in Tropical Land
Management." Next week, it's "Forest
Management in the Semi-Arid
Both talks are free, and open to all.
chairman of the division of the history
of medicine and science at UBC, are
in three sections, with three talks each
on clinical medicine ('The World of
the Two'), scientific medicine ('The
World of the Few'), and social
medicine ('The World of the Many').
Dr. Norris said the lectures are
intended to illustrate some of the ways
in which the intimate doctor-patient
environment of clinical medicine, the
intellectualized environment of
scientific medicine and the public
environment of social medicine have
interacted with one another and with
society in the course of Western
Each talk is one hour long, and
each starts at 12:30 p.m.
Dates and topics:
Feb. 10, IRC Lecture Room No. 4,
Clinical Medicine in the Pre-Scientific
Age; Feb. 11, IRC 1, The Wedding of
Clinical and Scientific Medicine; Feb.
12, IRC 1, Clinical Medicine in the
Last Part of the Twentieth Century:
The Prospect Before Us.
Feb. 17, IRC 5, Galenism and its
Survival; Feb. 18, IRC 4, The
Evolution of a Scientific Pathology;
Feb. 24, IRC 4, Disease, Diagnosis
and Treatment: The Example of
Feb. 25, IRC 1, Pre-Scientific
Public Health and Preventive
Medicine; Feb. 26, IRC 1, Preventive
and Occupational Medicine in the
Scientific Era; March 3, IRC 4,
Medical Social Responsibility: Its
Roots and Development.
These lectures will be repeated on
the VGH campus at 12:30 p.m. on
March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19
(Lecture Hall B), March 25 (TB
Auditorium) and March 26 and 27
(Lecture Hall B).
Suncor provides
fellowship funds
Suncor Inc. has announced a three-
year program that will provide
$180,000 for doctoral fellowships in
management and administrative
studies at Canadian universities, one of
them UBC.
Peter Lusztig, Dean of Commerce
and Business Administration at UBC,
recently accepted a first-year cheque
for $10,000 from Suncor president
Ross Hennigar in Toronto.
Hennigar said the oil industry
requires decision-making skills.
dentists may make additional charges
and subscribers to the MSA plan
should enquire about this possibility
before treatment begins.
Subscribers should also ensure that
their dentist is a participant in the
government scheme, otherwise they
may be faced with submitting their
own claims for services. There will be
no change in payment procedures for
UBC subscribers who are patients of
dentists who participate in the
government scheme.
Child language
set for UBC
The International Association for
the Study of Child Language will hold
its second international congress at
UBC in August, and the deadline is
approaching for presentation of
Members of the association are
eligible to present papers at the Aug.
9-14 congress, and membership is
open to anyone with an interest in the
study of child language
Carol Thew of UBC's Faculty of
Education is congress chairperson. She
can be reached for further information
at 228-5570 or 228-5788.
UBC reaches
agreement on
Discovery Park
U. B.C.'s Board of Governors
announced Tuesday night that they
had reached an agreement for proceeding with the establishment of
a 58-acre research park on the
southeast campus.
A detailed legal agreement will be
worked out in final negotiations
with Discovery Parks Incorporated.
Board Chairman Leslie Peterson
said that the agreement would pay
particular attention to attracting
high technology research in areas
likely to enhance the economic
growth of British Columbia.
U.B.C. President Douglas Kenny
welcomed the agreement.
"The University community
wants a Discovery Park, and we now
feel we have an agreement which
takes our concerns and those of the
wider community into
consideration," he said.
The agreement with UBC is the
fourth in a series which will permit
the province's Discovery Parks
Incorporated to seek tenants
for research parks at Simon Fraser
University, the University of
Victoria, BCIT and UBC. UBC Reports February 4, 1981
UBC Calendar Deadlines
For events in the weeks of Feb. 22 and March 1,
material must be submitted not later than
4 p.m. on Feb. 12.
Send notices to Information Services, 6328
Memorial Rd. (Old Administration Building).
For further information, call 228-3131.
The Vancouver Institute.
Saturday, Feb. 7
PET: A Radiochemist's
View of a Brain at
Work. Dr. Brian D.
Pate, associate director,
Saturday, Feb. 14
A Folk Epic of South
India: Hierarchy,
Heroism and Fate. Prof.
Brenda Beck, Anthropology, UBC.
Both lectures are in Lecture Hall 2, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre at 8:15 p.m.
B.C. Gardens.
Fourth in a series of CBC television programs
featuring the UBC Botanical Gardens as an anchor point for a province wide look at horticulture. Hosts: David Tarrant, Botanical
Gardens educational co-ordinator, and CBC
personality Bob Switzer. Today's program looks
at Butchart Gardens. CBC, Channel 3.
11:30 a.m.
Gone with the Wind. Admission is $1 with AMS
card. Auditorium, Student Union Building.
7:00 p.m.
A Very Special Building.
Bianca Barnes, of the UBC Main Library, has
produced a film featuring the Museum of Anthropology. The film looks at various aspects of
the museum, including its planning and construction, and the artwork contained in it. It
will be shown tonight on Northshore Cable 10.
10:30 p.m.
Cancer Research Seminar.
Radiation Protection in Public Health. Dr.
Wayne Green, director, Radiation Protection
Services, Ministry of Health. Lecture Theatre,
B.C. Cancer Research Centre, 601 W. 10th Ave.
12:00 noon.
Koerner Foundation Lecture.
Poetry in Language: The Necessary Art. Prof.
Ralph Gustafson, writer-in-residence, Bishop's
University, Lennoxville, Quebec. Penthouse,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Gay Week.
Opening Luncheon. Speaker to be announced.
Advance tickets only ($7). For more information, call 228-4638. Faculty Club. 12:30 p.m.
Planetary Economics Series.
A Sense of Place. Room 308, Library Processing
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Boundary-Layer Flow Over Low Hills and Wind
Turbine Siting Considerations. Dr. Peter Taylor,
Boundary-Layer Research Division, Environment
Canada, Downsview, Ont. Room 203,
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
Bacteriophage 0W14 and Its Unusual DNA. Dr.
A.J. Warren, Microbiology, UBC. Lecture Hall
3, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
4:00 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar.
Calmodulin and Plasma Membrane Calcium
Transport. Prof. Frank Vincenzi, Pharmacology,
University of Washington, Seattle. Lecture Hall
3, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
4:00 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar.
A Crisis in the Theory of Stellar Evolution. Dr.
Icko Iben, Jr., Astronomy, University of Illinois.
Room 318, Hennings Building. 4:00 p.m.
Zoology "Physiology Group"
Limits to Performance in Athletics. Dr. E.
Bannister, Kinesthesiology, SFU. Room 2449,
Biological Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Gay Week.
Spiritual fellowship potluck dinner, followed by
a discussion: Is there a gay spirituality?
Lutheran Campus Centre. 5:30 p.m.
Public Speaking Workshop.
The Women Students' Office begins a three-
week workshop on public speaking. Pre-
registration is necessary in Room 203, Brock
Hall. For more information, call 228-2415.
Room 223, Brock Hall. 11:30 a.m.
Zoology Seminar.
Science Education and Society: Challenge for
the 80s. Dr. D.T. Suzuki, Zoology, UBC. Room
2000, Biological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Architecture of the Photosynthetic Membranes
of Higher Plants and Green Algae. Dr. B.R.
Green, Botany, UBC. Room 3219, Biological
Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Weekly Weather Briefing.
Weekly lunch hour weather map discussions are
held every Tuesday. All interested students,
faculty and staff are invited to attend. Room
215, Geography Building. 12:30 p.m.
The Doctor and the Other Series.
Clinical Medicine in the Pre-Scientific Age. Dr.
John Norris. First in a series of nine illustrated
lectures on the history of medicine. Lecture Hall
4, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
12:30 p.m.
Gay Week.
Gays and Lesbians as Patients. Presented by the
Lesbian/Gay Health Sciences Association. Lecture Hall 5, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Asian Research Noon-Hour Series.
Visions of the New Society — A Report on Contemporary Developments in the Philippines. Rod
Haynes, Geography, UBC. Room 106,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Freesee Film Series.
West Meets East, the fifth in this series with the
general title The Long Search. Auditorium. Student Union Building. 12:30 p.m.
Faculty Women's Club Meeting.
The February meeting will include a business
meeting, a presentation on Families for Children
by Tove Kilburn and a fashion show. Babysitting provided. For more information, call
736-9359 or 261-9007. Cecil Green Park.
1:00 p.m.
Modern Chemical Science Seminar.
Looking at Orbitals in the Laboratory. Dr. C.E.
Brion. Room 225, Chemistry Building.
1:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Fraser River: Part 2A. The Effect of the Salt
Wedge on Trace Metals. Dr. W.K. Fletcher,
Geological Sciences, UBC; Part 2B. The
Response of a Bioassay Organism to the Salt
Wedge Effect on Trace Metals. Dr. A.G. Lewis,
Oceanography, UBC. Room 1465, Biological
Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Management Science Seminar.
Strong and Weak Convexity of Sets and Functions. Prof. Vial, Centre for Operations
Research and Econometrics, Louvain, Belgium.
Room 312, Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
Chemistry Research Conference
Dr. G.C. Levy, Chemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee. Room 250, Chemistry
Building. 4:30 p.m.
UBC Public Affairs.
What Can Canada Expect from the Reagan
Presidency? Dr. Richard Johnston and Dr. David
Haglund, Political Science, UBC, with host
Gerald Savory. Cable 10, Vancouver Cable-
vision. (Program will be repeated on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 3:00 p.m.)   9:00 p.m.
Science and the Citizen.
Science and the Citizen. Dr. David Suzuki,
Zoology, UBC. Auditorium, Robson Square
Media Centre. 12:00 noon.
Pharmacology Seminar.
The Organization of Proteins in Retinal Rod
Photoreceptor Membranes. Dr. Robert S. Mol-
day, Biochemistry, UBC. Room 114, Block C,
Medical Sciences Building. 12:00 noon.
The Doctor and the Others Series.
The Wedding of Clinical and Scientific
Medicine. Dr. John Norris. Lecture Hall 1,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
12:30 p.m.
Forestry Lecture.
Forest Management in the Semi-Arid Tropics.
Mr  John Bene. Room 166, MacMillan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Gay Week.
Gay People in the Law Profession. Presented by
the Gay/Lesbian Law Association. Room 169,
Law Building. 12:30 p.m.
Religious Studies Lecture.
Warriorship and the Way of Meditation. Lop-
pon Lordro Dorje Holm, dean, Three Yana
Studies, Vajradhatu. Room 102, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Simulation and Modelling in
MacDonald's Model for Malaria. Dr. D. Lud-
wig, Mathematics, UBC. Room 105,
Mathematics Building. 12:30 p.m.
Ascent of Man Series.
Starry Messenger. Room 308, Library Processing
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Haydn and Brahms. Lee Kum-Sing,
piano; Akira Nagai, violin; and Paula Kiffner,
cello. Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Religious Studies Seminar.
Vajradhatu: A Movement of Buddhism in
America, its History, ProgTam and Problems.
Loppon Lordro Dorje Holm, dean, Three Yana
Studies, Vajradhatu. Penthouse, Buchanan
Building. 2:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Lecture.
Plate Tectonics, Organic Matter, and Basin
Evaluation for Petroleum Potential. Dr. Colin
Barker, Geosciences, University of Tulsa, Ok.
Room 330A, Geological Sciences Building.
3:30 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
In Praise of Description: The Need for Alpha
Ethology. Dr. Edward H. Miller, Vertebrate
Zoology Division, B.C. Provincial Museum, Victoria. Room 32, Hut B-2. 4:00 p.m.
Zoology Seminar.
Science Education and Society: Challenge for
the 80s. Dr. D.T. Suzuki, Zoology, UBC. Room
2000, Biological Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Comparative Literature Lecture.
Hubert Aquin and Highbrow Pornography.
Patricia Merivale, English. UBC. Penthouse,
Buchanan building. 4:30 p.m.
Psychiatry Lecture.
Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type: Clinical
Genetics, Natural History, and Associated Conditions. Dr. Leonard L. Heston, Genetics,
Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Minnesota. Lecture Theatre, Psychiatric Unit,
Health Sciences Centre Hospital. 9:00 a.m.
SUB Special Luncheon.
UBC Dietetics 4 presents a special luncheon with
your heart in mind. Everyone welcome. Snack
Bar, Student Union Building. 11:30 a.m. to
1:00 p.m.
Biochemical Diseases Seminar.
A Diagnostic Dilemma — San Filippo Syndrome? Sui Li Yong, D.A. Applegarth and J.R.
Toone. Population Pediatric Conference Room,
Children's Hospital, 250 W. 59th Ave.
11:30 a.m.
Koerner Foundation Lecture.
Literacy and Language Awareness. Prof.
Charles Ferguson, Linguistics, Stanford University, Calif. Room 104, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Faculty Association Information
Pensions, Economic Benefits and Estate Planning. Room 157, Law Building. 12:30 p.m.
UBC Symphony Orchestra.
Music of EJebussy, Mozart and Brahms. Douglas
Talney, director. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Naval Architecture and Ship Motions. Dr. S.M.
Calisal. Room 2054, Civil and Mechanical
Engineering Building. 12:30 p.m.
The Doctor and the Others Series.
Clinical Medicine in the last part of the Twentieth Century: The Prospect Before Us. Dr. John
Norris. Lecture Hall 1, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Gay Week.
Michael, a Gay Son. Room 202, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Biomembrane Discussion Group
Effects of Ozone and Plant Hormones on Membranes. Dr. K. Peter Pauls, Biology, University
of Waterloo, Ont. Lecture Hall 5, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 4:00 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
Experiments with Low Energy Antiprotons. Dr.
B.L. White, Physics, UBC. Room 201, Hennings Building. 4:00 p.m.
Apocalypse Now. Continues until Sunday, Feb.
15. Admission is JI with AMS card.
Auditorium, Student Union Building. Showings
are at 7:00 and 9:45 p.m.
CUSO Lecture.
Refugees in the Third World. Dr. John Conway.
Admission is $1. Advance registration is recommended. For more information, call 228-4886.
Upper Lounge, International House. 7:30 p.m.
Orthopaedic Evening Conference.
The conference will include speakers Dr. P.K.
Van Peteghem, Dr. Peter Wing, Dr. J.F.
Schweigel and Dr. W.J. Thompson. Conference
Room D 308, Shaughnessy Hospital.
8:00-10:00 p.m.
Faculty Recital.
Music of Ruggieri, Giuliani, Castelnuovo-
Tedesco and Boccherini. Giuliani Players:
Robert Jordan, guitar; Mark Koenig, violin;
Evelyn Creaser, violin; David Gaudry, viola; and
Kristl Armstrong, cello. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 8:00 p.m.
Gay Week.
NDP M.P. Svend Robinson, parliamentary
rights advocate. Room 205, Student Union
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Developmental Medicine Seminar.
Model System for the Genetic Analysis of Muscle
Mutants. Dr. David Baillie, Biology, SFU. First
Floor Seminar Room, Willow Pavilion, Vancouver General Hospital. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Clinical Case Presentations Plus Report on the
CCMG Meeting. Dr. B. McGillivray, Dr. P.M.
MacLeod, and Dr. S.L. Yong. First Floor Conference Room, Health Centre for Children.
1:00 p.m.
Koerner Foundation Colloquium.
Cognitive Models of Phonological Development.
Prof. Charles Ferguson, Linguistics, Stanford
University, Calif. Room 2225, Buchanan
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Fouling Deposits in Electrodialysis. A.
Tremblay. Room 206, Chemical Engineering
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar.
Studies on the Total Synthesis of Triterpenes.
Prof. John ApSimon, Chemistry, Carleton
University, Ottawa. Room 126, Chemistry
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Institute of International Relations
Canada/European Communities Economic Cooperation under the Framework Agreement.
A.F. Burger, Department of External Affairs,
Ottawa. Penthouse, Buchanan Building.
3:30 p.m.
UBC Thunderbirds men's team meets Portland
State University. Aquatic Centre. 5:30 p.m.
Women's Gymnastics.
UBC hosts Boise State University in Idaho at the
Osborne Centre on Thunderbird Blvd.
6:00 p.m.
Women's Basketball.
The University of Calgary visits UBC to meet the
Thunderettes. War Memorial Gymnasium.
6:45 p.m.
Gay Week.
Comedian Robin Tyler. Admission is $5; J}4 for
students. Tickets are available at Concert Box
Offices, AMS Box Office, Gay People of UBC,
Passacagalia Books, Ariel Books and Octopus
Books. Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 8:00 p.m.
UBC Symphony Orchestra.
Music of Debussy, Mozart and Brahms. Douglas
Talney, director. Recital Hall, Music Building.
8:00 p.m.
Men's Basketball.
UBC Thunderbirds play the University of
Calgary in the War Memorial Gymnasium.
8:30 p.m.
Gay Week.
Workshop with Robin Tyler. Admission by
donation. Room 207/209, Student Union
Building. 11:30 a.m.
Women's Basketball.
UBC Thunderettes meet the University of
Calgary in the second of two weekend matches.
War Memorial Gymnasium. 6:45 p.m.
Men's Basketball.
A rematch between the UBC Thunderbirds and
the University of Calgary in the War Memorial
Gymnasium. 8:30 p.m.
Gay Week.
Valentine's Day Dance. Admission is $3.
Graduate Student Centre. 9:00 p.m.
B.C. Gardens.
Fifth in a series of CBC television programs
featuring the UBC Botanical Gardens as an anchor point for a province-wide look at horticulture. Hosts: David Tarrant, Botanical
Garden educational coordinator, and CBC personality Bob Switzer. Today's program looks at
Queen Elizabeth Park and the Van Dusen
Gardens. CBC Channel 3. 1:00 p.m.
International House Meeting.
International House would like to form a community liaison group from the community
membership. Anyone interested is invited to attend a meeting to discuss the idea. Upper
Lounge, International House. 2:00 p.m.
Continued on page 8 UBC Report* February 4, 1981
continued from page 7
Computing Centre Lecture.
SPSS, the first in a series of six lectures by Mr.
A. Byrd of the UBC Computing Centre. Pre-
register by calling 228-6611. Room 447,
Computer Sciences Building. 9:30 a.m.
Time Management Workshop.
The Women Students' Office begins a three-
week workshop on time management. Pre--
registration required in Room 203, Brock Hall.
For more information, call 228-2415. Room
223, Brock Hal) (Women Students' Lounge).
11:30 a.m.
Cancer Research Seminar.
Pharmacokinetic Considerations in the
Development of New Sensitizers. Dr. J. Martin
Brown, Radiology, Stanford University School of
Medicine. Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer
Research Centre, 601 W. 10th Ave. 12:00 noon.
Planetary Economics Series.
The Disappearing Land. Room 308, Library
Processing Building. 12:30 p.m.
Computing Centre Lecture.
Advanced MTS Commands and Files, the first
in a series of six lectures by Mr. T. Buckland of
the UBC Computing Centre. Pre-register by
calling 228 6611. Room 447, Computer Sciences
Building. 2:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Numerical Solution of a Dynamic Programing
Equation with One State Variable and One
Uncertain Parameter. Dr. Don Ludwig,
Mathematics, UBC. Room 203, Mathematics
Building. 3:45 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar.
Star Formation. Dr. Bart Bok. Steward
Observatory, University of Arizona. Room 318,
Hennings Building. 4:00 p.m.
Forestry Two-Day Course.
Evaluation of the Effects of Intensive Forest
Management on Timber and Biomass Yield
Utilizing the Computer Simulation Model
FORCYTE. Dr. Hamish Kimmins and Kim
Scoullar, Forestry, UBC. Harrison Hot Springs,
B.C. The Feb. 17 program runs from 9:00 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Feb. 18 the
program continues at the UBC Computing
Centre from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more
information, call 228-6108 or 228-6821.
Forestry Off-Campus Course.
Log Population Forecasting from Tree Taper
Equations. Dr. A. Kozak, Forestry, UBC.
Enrolment limited. For more information, call
228-6108 or 228-6821. Harrison Hot Springs,
B.C. 9:00 a.m.
Asian Research Noon-Hour Series.
Sad Song of Yellow Skin. Room 106, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Freesee Film Series.
Loose Ends, the sixth in this series with the
general title The Long Search. Auditorium.
Student Union Building. 12:30 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Applications of Insect Pheromone Research in
Agriculture. Dr. Ted Underhill, Prairie
Regional Laboratory of the National Research
Council. Room 3219, Biological Sciences
Building. 12:30 p.m.
The Doctor and the Others Series.
Galenism and its Survival. Dr. John Norris.
Lecture Hall 5, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Dentistry Lecture.
The Caries Producing Potential of Food: A New
Method of Appraisal. Prof. Finn Brudevold,
Forsyth Dental Centre, Boston, Mass. Lecture
Hall 4, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion.
The Women Students' Office presents a panel
discussion on Women in Politics. Speakers: R.
Brown, Y. Cocke, B. Gerard, P. Marchak and
L. Erickson. Room 100, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Weekly Weather Briefing.
Weekly lunch hour weather map discussions are
held every Tuesday. All interested students,
faculty and staff are invited to attend. Room
215. Geography Building. 12:30 p.m.
Linguistics Colloquium.
French OBEIR and the Nature of Grammatical
Structure. Dr. Paul M. Postal, IBM Watson
Research Center. Penthouse, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar.
The Proposed Canadian Very-Long-Baseline
Array. Dr. T.H. Legg, Herzberg Institute of
Astrophysics, National Research Council. Room
402, Electrical Engineering Building. 1:30 p.m.
Modern Chemical Science Seminar.
Coordination Polymers. Dr. R.C. Thompson.
Room 225, Chemistry Building. 1:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Tidal Resonance on the Barrier Reef. Prof.
V.T. Buchwald, dean of Science, University of
New South Wales, Sidney, Australia. Room
1465, Biological Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Management Science Seminar.
Optimal Exploitation of Energy Resources: Solar
Power and Electricity Generation in Below Sea
Level Basins. Prof. E. Hochman, Economics,
Ben-Gusion University in the Nagev, Israel.
Room 312, Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
Biomembrane Discussion Group
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Microorganisms. Dr. I.C.P. Smith, National Research
Council. Lecture Hall 1, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 4:00 p.m.
Chemistry Research Conference
Metal Silane Chemistry: New Metal-Carbon
Bond Forming Reactions, Organic
Transformations, and Insights into Catalytic
Hydrosilylation. Dr. J.A. Gladysz, Chemistry,
UCLA. Room 250, Chemistry Building.
4:30 p.m.
Forestry Off-Campus Course.
Intensive Management: Some Pitfalls and
Problems ... an Assessment. Dr. Don Reimer,
MacMillan Bloedel; Evelyn Wrangler and
Charles Johnson, Ministry of Forests; and Larry
Promnitz, Crown-Zellerbach. Enrolment limited.
For more information, call 228-6108 or
228-6821. Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. 9:00 a.m.
Science and the Citizen.
Where are Computers Going? Paul C. Gilmore,
head, Computer Science, UBC. Auditorium,
Robson Square Media Centre. 12:00 noon.
Ascent of Man Series.
Majestic Clockwork. Room 308, Library
Processing Building. 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Imbrie and Liang. UBC Contemporary
Players, directed by Stephen Chatman, with
guest composer, Andrew Imbrie, and guest
trombonist, Phil Brink. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Simulation and Modelling in
Mathematical Modelling of Fisheries. Dr. Colin
W. Clark, Mathematics, UBC. Room 105,
Mathematics Building. 12:30 p.m.
Dentistry Faculty Seminar.
The Caries Inhibiting Effect of Phosphate: A
Puzzle in Preventive Dentristry. Dr. Finn
Brudevold, Forsyth Dental Center, Boston,
Mass. Lecture Hall 1, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 12:30 p.m.
The Doctor and the Others Series.
The Evolution of a Scientific Pathology. Dr.
John Norris. Lecture Hall 4, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Institute of International Relations
Current Issues in Multilateral Trade. Peter
Lande, economic counsellor, Embassy of the
United States, Ottawa. Penthouse, Buchanan
Building. 2:00 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
What Drives the Snowshoe Hare Cycle? The
View from the Yukon After Five Years. Dr.
ARE. Sinclair, J.N.M. Smith, and C.J. Krebs,
Zoology, UBC. Room 32, Hut B-2. 4:00 p.m.
Mackay Lecture Series.
Problems of Periglacial Research. Prof. A.L.
Washburn, Geological Science, Quaternary
Research Centre, University of Washington,
Seattle. Room 100, Geography Building.
8:00 p.m.
Senate Meeting.
A limited number of tickets for the observers'
gallery are available and must be applied for at
least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Call
Frances Medley, clerk to Senate, 228 2951.
Senate meets in the Board and Senate Room,
Old Administration Building. 8:00 p.m.
Faculty Association Information
Planning for the Retirement Years. An all-day
session for faculty members and spouses within
12 years of retirement. Advance registration
required. Call 228 3883 or 228-2181 for
Aguirre, the Wrath of God. Continues until
Sunday, Feb. 22. Showings are 7:00 and 9:30
p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 7:00 p.m. on
Sunday. Admission is $1 with AMS card.
Auditorium, Student Union Building. 7:00 p.m.
CUSO Presentation.
The Pacific Rim Trade Region. Rod Haynes
and Geoff Hainsworth. Admission is $1.
Advance registration is recommended. For more
information, call 228 4886. Upper Lounge,
International House. 7:30 p.m.
Koerner Foundation Lecture.
The Sceptic in his Time and Place. Prof. Myles
Burnyeat, Classics, Cambridge University. Room
157, Law Building. 12:30 p.m.
Developmental Medicine Seminar.
Mechanisms That Regulate Growth and
Differentiation in the Hemopoietic System. Dr.
Connie Eaves, B.C. Cancer Research. First Floor
Seminar Room, Willow Pavilion, Vancouver
General Hospital. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Molecular Basis of Genetically Restricted T Cell
Activation. Dr. G.T. Nepon, Harvard
University. First Floor Conference Room, Health
Centre for Children. 1:00 p.m.
Music Colloquium.
Some Practical Problems in Applied Musicology
in the Preparation of the Brahms Thematic
Catalogues. M.L. McCorkle, director, Brahms
Cataloguing Project. Seminar Room, Music
Library. 3:30 p.m.
Koerner Foundation Seminar.
Greek Scepticism. Prof. Myles Burnyeat,
Classics, Cambridge University. Penthouse,
Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Ice Hockey.
The University of Saskatchewan visits UBC for
the first of two weekend games. Thunderbird
Winter Sports Centre. 8:00 p.m.
Solar Renovations Seminar.
A seminar presented by UBC's Centre for
Continuing Education on Energy Efficient Home
Improvements. It continues until 5:00 p.m. Fee
is $25. For more information, call 228-2181,
locals 259 or 260. Second Floor, library,
Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier St..
Vancouver. 8:30 a.m.
Promoting Change Workshop.
A workshop presented by UBC's School of
Nursing and Continuing Nursing Education. It
continues until 4:00 p.m. Fee is $50. For more
information, call 228 3055. Room 295, Faculty
Lounge, Acute Care Unit. 9:00 a.m.
Ice Hockey.
The second of two weekend matches between
the UBC Thunderbirds and the University of
Saskatchewan. Thunderbird Winter Sports
Centre. 8:00 p.m.
Food Service Hours
During the mid-term break on Feb. 19 and 20,
the following food service hours will be in effect:
The Auditorium Snack Bar, Buchanan Snack
Bar, Education Snack Bar and Ponderosa Snack
Bar will be closed. The Barn Coffee Shop will
be open from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.; the IRC
Snack Bar will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45
p.m.; the Bus Stop Coffee Shop will be open
from 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; the Student Union
Building Snack Bar will be open from 7:45 a.m.
to 7:00 p.m. on Feb. 19, and from 7:45 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. on Feb. 20.
Dorothy Somerset Studio
The Dorothy Somerset Studio presents Uncommon Women and Others by Wendy Wasserstein,
Tuesday, Feb. 10 through Saturday, Feb. 14.
Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. except for Feb. 14
when there will be two performances, at 5:00
p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Admission is $4; $3 for
students. For ticket reservations, call 228-2678,
or drop by Room 207 of the Frederic Wood
Theatre Building.
Final Doctoral Examinations
The upcoming dates for doctoral orals at UBC
are as follows: Tuesday, Feb. 17   - Gerald Koe,
Education: An Experimental Investigation of the
Effects of Hypnotically Induced Self Concept
and Achievement Suggestions on Self Concept
and Reading Performance. 9:30 a.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 17   - Thomas Edward Ewing, Geological
Sciences: Geology and Tectonic Setting of the
Kamloops Group, South-Central British Columbia. 3:30 p.m.
UBC Chess Club
Anyone interested in joining the UBC Chess
Club is invited to come to the regular meetings
on Mondays and Thursdays in Room 213 of the
Student Union Building from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Exhibition
The Fine Arts Gallery, located in the basement
of the Main Library, presents the Drawings of
Alfred Pellan from Feb. 4-28.
Graduate Students 1981-82
The UBC Awards Office offers a number of
graduate fellowships for masters and Ph.D.
students attending UBC. Further information
can be obtained from the department in which
you are or will be studying. The deadline for
receipt of applications is Feb. 14, 1981.
Faculty and Graduate Students
Please remember to return your UBC Library
Survey of Collections questionnaire this week.
Recreation UBC
Recreation UBC offers a number of programs
from January to April. Programs offered include: strength training, circuit training, badminton, dynafit, basic skating, jazz dance,
karate, modern dance, tennis, yoga and
women's self defence. Registration must be done
in person in Room 203 of War Memorial Gymnasium. Faculty and staff can purchase a Rec
UBC card upon registration. For information on
dates and times, contact Theresa Johannsen, at
228-3996 (days) or 731-5477 (evenings).
Faculty/Staff Exercise Class
Meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from
12:30 p.m. to 1:05 p.m. in the Robert Osborne
Centre, Gym E. No charge. For information,
call 228-4479.
Museum of  Anthropology
Exhibits: Salish Art: Visions of Power, Symbols
of Wealth continues until April; Kwagiutl
Graphics: Tradition in a New Medium continues
until April; West Coast Graphics: Images of
Change continues until April; Images of Imperial Power: Coins, keys, seals, weights, and
sculptures from the Roman and Byzantine
Courts continues until March 15.
Salish Sunday Presentations. Theatre Gallery, 3
p.m. A short series of talks presented to provide
background information on the museum's
special exhibit, Salish Art: Visions of Power,
Symbols of Wealth.
Feb. 8 —  Questions and Answers on the Salish
Exhibit. Michael Kew, exhibit curator.
Feb. 15 — The Cultural Context of Coast Salish
Art. Wayne Suttles.
Feb. 22 — Coast Salish Art as a Variant of
Northwest Coast Art. Bill Holm and Thomas
March 1       Salish Textiles. Eujane Taylor.
The museum is open from noon to 9 p.m. on
Tuesdays; from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays
through Sundays, and is closed Mondays.
Child Care
PENTACARE Kindergarten and Day Care on
campus has openings for children five years old.
Fee is $183 per month. Parents must work two
hours each week in the centre. For information,
call 228-9994 or 228-5343.
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