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September3, 1998
■  Find UBC Reports on the Web at www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca
Coach's Corner
Hilary Thomson photo
Reigning Vanier Cup winners UBC Thunderbirds listen up as acting head
coach Dave Johnson provides pointers at the recent training camp.
Players are sending a special message of support to sidelined head coach
Casey Smith with helmet stickers reading "Courage for Casey." Smith is
battling cancer. The team hits the field Sept. 5 in Alberta with its first
home game vs. Calgary kicking off Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 for
UBC students, $4 for youth and seniors and $7 for adults. For schedule
and results information, call 822-BIRD.
Program to help first-
years feel at home
by Susan Stern	
Staff writer
Six hundred first-year UBC students
will participate in a pilot program this
year that organizers hope will make it
easier for students to form friendships
and feel part of the campus community.
Students in the My Undergraduate
Group (MUG) Program will join one of 30
small groups led by a senior student.
Groups will meet regularly throughout
the year to talk about their campus experiences and concerns.
The program is part of Imagine UBC, a
day of activities and social events to be
held Sept. 8 to welcome more than 4,300
first-year students to the university.
Allison Dunnet, student co-chair of
Imagine UBC, believes MUG will be good
for students who commute to school.
"It's harder for students to feel like
UBC is their home when they're only here
from nine to five," says Dunnet. 'These
small groups will hopefully become like a
UBC family."
Imagine UBC's first-day events begin
at 9:45 a.m. when UBC President Martha
Piper and Alma Mater Society President
Vivian Hoffman will welcome the students at the War Memorial Gym.
Later, talk show-style workshops will
give students an opportunity to ask panels of professors and group leaders about
academic issues and for advice on a
range of topics from medical treatment to
grocery shopping.
See IMAGINE Page 2
'Amazing' faculty
earn 3M awards
by Hilary Thomson
Staff writer
Amazing, ardent and approachable are
words students use to describe two University of British
Columbia faculty members
recently named
3MTeaching Fellows.
Associate professors Carol-
Ann Courneya,
of the Faculty of
Medicine and
Paterson, of the
School of Nursing, were among 10 Canadian university
educators to receive the award.
"I get enormous satisfaction from the
energy exchange with students," says
Courneya. "It's not just stand up and tell
— the learning is reciprocal."
A member of the Physiology Dept. since
1990, Courneya says she always knew
she wanted to teach.
Earlier this year she won the Killam
University Teaching Prize, the university's
highest award for teaching. Students and
colleagues describe her as "infectiously
ardent" with an "amazing presence."
Courneya helped develop and implement the newmedical/dental undergraduate curriculum
introduced last
The curriculum combines
basic science and
clinical studies
and helps students explore the
social, ethical
and communications issues surrounding medical problems.
Courneya teaches the cardiovascular
system to first-year medical and dental
Kalke to chair Board
of Governors
Harold Kalke has been appointed
chair of UBC's Board of Governors for a
one-year term starting Sept. 1.
"I'm excited about the board working
with Dr. Piper as we finalize and implement the university's vision," says Kalke. "I'm
particularly pleased that
building UBC's connection with the community
is a key objective."
Kalke takes over as
chair from Shirley Chan,
who served for two years
and will continue as a
board member. Kalke
has been vice-chair since
Aboard member since
1994, Kalke is the president and owner of Kalico
Developments Ltd., a real
estate development and
investment company.
Kalke received a bachelor's degree in
Civil Engineering from the University of
Alberta and a master's in Business Administration from the University of West-
em Ontario.
His real estate development projects
are widely acclaimed as being critical
elements in the re-establishment of neighborhood
and have won community and heritage awards.
In 1994 his development at 2211W. 4th Ave.,
the site of Capers, won the
Ethics in Action Award
sponsored by VanCity Savings and the Workplace
Ministry Society.
Kalke is active in a variety of community-based
organizations with a focus on neighborhood, urban planning and development issues.
See  UBC's   Board  of
Governors, page 8
Headline News
Peter Mansbridge is on hand for the journalism school's first public event
Sounding Board 8
UBC's Board of Governors come from all walks of life
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Continued from Page 1
students and also teaches third-
and fourth-year undergraduate
science students. In addition,
she developed and teaches an
interdisciplinary graduate student course focused on the skills
critical to the basic sciences.
Courneya also helps colleagues develop their teaching
skills through UBC's Teaching
Improvement Projects System.
Barbara Paterson, a member
of the School of Nursing since
1993, has been described as the
"idealgraduate supervisor." Students credit her with an extraordinary ability to motivate, support and set high standards.
'Teaching is my passion." she
says. "It combines my two loves:
making a difference in patients'
lives and introducing students
to the excitement and complexities of nursing."
Students selected her to receive the Nursing Undergraduate
Prize for Teaching on two occasions. In 1996 she received a
Killam University Teaching Prize.
Paterson has been actively
involved in the design and implementation of a new undergraduate nursing curriculum.
This year she will launch a
fourth-year course that tailors
information to students' needs
in challenging clinical areas such
as bone marrow transplantation.
The 3M Teaching Fellowship
is awarded to individuals who
not only excel in teaching but
demonstrate leadership and
commitment to the improvement
of university teaching.
Nominations were received
from 29 Canadian universities
and awarded by 3M Canada and
the Society for Teaching and
Learning in Higher Education, a
national association of academics interested in the improvement of teaching and learning in
higher education.
Continued from Page 1
Later, students will take part in
sessions with deans and program
directors to discuss their studies,
and can participate in a scavenger
hunt designed to orient students
to useful locations within their
faculties including computer labs,
libraries and classrooms. All
classes for first-year students will
be cancelled for the day to encourage participation.
Heather Kerr, an Imagine UBC
event co-ordinator, says the activities will give new students the
big picture about people, faculties and what they have to offer.
The public is welcome at "The
Main Event," a roaring 1920s
carnival taking place from 3-9
p.m. in front of Main Library.
Parking for the public is available in the North Parkade. Enter
at Gate 2 off Wesbrook Mall.
Members of UBC clubs and
societies, in period costume, will
operate booths featuring dunk
tanks, dart games and other
amusements. Student bands will
play throughout the evening and
free swing-dancing and
Charleston lessons will be offered.
The carnival's theme commemorates The Great Trek, the
march by UBC students in 1922
that persuaded the B.C. government to complete construction
of the campus.
This is the second year of Imagine UBC, which is organized by
students, staff and faculty. Last
year more than 95 per cent of
first-year students participated.
What do you
do with 4,300
new undergraduates?
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sludge used to decontaminate wastewater from pulp mills. Mohn uses
radioactive DNA probes, visible on X-ray film, to explore interactions among
bacteria hidden in sludge wastewater systems.These microscopic relationships hold the key to understanding how toxic substances are broken down
and may eventually help eliminate pulp mill effluent.
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Anchor Mansbridge
panelist for Sing Tao
by Susan Stern
Staff writer
Peter Mansbridge. anchor of CBC's
The National, and William Thorsell, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, are
among the distinguished panelists who
will take part in the Sing Tao School of
Journalism's first public event on Sept.
18 at 7 p.m. in the Chan Centre for the
Performing Arts.
Titled "Media Wars: The Battle for Your
Time," the discussion will reveal views on
where journalism is going now that the
Internet is a full-fledged member of the
Other panelists include Roger Fidler, a
professor at Kent State University, who
will demonstrate what he believes is the
way of the future - a paperless newspaper:
and Jeffrey Cole, a leading North American
researcher on the impact of the Internet.
The Internet, and to some extent television, is where people are increasingly
getting their news," says Donna Logan,
director of the school. "I think the role of
the newspaper is changing already, evolving into a contextual format providing
background and analysis."
Seventeen students from academic
backgrounds ranging from science to fine
arts will be the first to begin the school's
two-year graduate program Sept. 8.
Eighty per cent of the students who
applied to the school found out about it
on the Internet, says Logan. She expects
up to 30 students to attend next year.
The school's major research thrust
will be the impact of new media on conventional media, she says.
Among the courses students will study
are principles of investigativejournalism,
issues in contemporary journalism, ethics and the law, and the development of
research, interviewing and critical analysis skills.
As part of the program, students will
write a thesis, which may entail a series
of investigative or feature articles involving
extensive research. Students will also work
in the media on three-month internships.
An on-line publication called TheTTvjnderbwd
and produced by the students, will deal with
media issues and ethics.
Sing Tao is the first graduate program
in journalism in western Canada.
Full-time faculty include Logan, a former
CBC executive and senior Montreal Star
editor and reporter, and Assoc. Prof.
Stephen Ward, a veteran Canadian Press
journalist with a PhD in philosophy.
Part-time instructors include journalist and author Peter C. Newman, Vivienne
Sosnowski, managing editor at The Vancouver Sun, and Shelley Fralic, the paper's deputy managing editor.
A book, Journalism in the New Millennium, has been published to commemorate the opening of the school.
Twenty-two Canadians prominent in
the media, including newspaper magnate Conrad Black, Discovery Channel
president Trina McQueen and CBC correspondent Ian Hanomansing, comment
on issues ranging from what journalism
students should be learning to forces in
society that influence the media.
The book will be on sale for $19.95 at
the school as well as at the Chan Centre
on the night of the panel, Sept. 18.
The school and its building were made
possible through the generosity of Sing
Tao Ltd. and Sally Aw, chair of the Hong
Kong-based media corporation.
As seating is limited, those interested in
attending the Sept. 18 panel, which is free
of charge, should call the Sing Tao School
of Journalism at (604) 822-1513 or The
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at
(604) 822-2697 for tickets. Parking is available in the Rose Garden Parkade located
west of Gate 3 on Northwest Marine Drive.
Pulp, paper research
gets provincial boost
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
An $8.5-million provincial investment
in an advanced papermaking initiative
announced recently will help UBC remain at the forefront in pulp and paper-
related teaching and research.
"We're very strong in chemical pulping
technology, the environmental side of the
pulp and paper process, and in process
control," said Prof. Dick Kerekes, director
of UBC's Pulp and Paper Centre and
leader of the initiative. "Now is the time to
build on our strengths in papermaking."
The initiative will also play a role in
supporting the economic health of the
province, Kerekes said.
"To maintain a prosperous industry,
more value must be added to the province's pulp and paper products. Knowledge is a key factor in adding value, and
post-secondary education is a key component of the knowledge base," he said.
Funding for the initiative will allow UBC
to hire two new faculty members with
expertise in papermaking, while BCITwill
hire one new faculty member to teach in its
pulp and paper program. Funds will also
be used to purchase equipment, provide
student scholarships, and establish a technology network aimed at making information and expertise widely available.
Funding of the initiative by Forest
Renewal BC (FRBC), reflects a move by
the province to add value to the province's paper sector and to increase long-
term competitiveness, Kerekes said.
"Over 40 per cent of B.C.'s timber
harvest is manufactured into pulp and
paper," he said. 'This investment signifi
cantly strengthens B.C.'s two post-secondary programs for this sector."
The FRBC funds will be complemented
by UBC re-allocating a faculty position to
papermaking chemistry, and by the Pulp
and Paper Research Institute of Canada
(PAPRICAN) which will provide staff resources to support advanced
papermaking at UBC.
Barry McBride, UBC's vice-president,
Academic, said the initiative reflects an
opportunity for immediate transfer of academic research results to the workplace.
"The initiative shows how B.C.'s universities can provide 'added value' to industrial activity. The traditional view of
universities was that they were isolated
from the real world," he said.
"We still teach young people and we
still do fundamental research, but in
addition, we realize that our responsibilities in both the creation and dissemination of knowledge are much broader."
Kerekes said the initiative and additional resources will give B.C. a world-
class post-secondary educational infrastructure in advanced papermaking. This
will mean enhanced capabilities in teaching, research, expert advising and professional community service.
New courses in paper and papermaking
will be introduced at UBC and BCIT, as
well as a new specialization in advanced
papermaking in the UBC pulp and paper
engineering master's program.
Areas of focus for applied research
include fibre processing, paper forming,
papermaking chemistry and paper products. The research will be carried out in
close collaboration with B.C.'s pulp and
paper industry.
The Georgia Straight calls their lyrics "smart." Eighties-retro band The
Fray, which features (clockwise from bottom left) UBC Law Prof. Joel Bakan,
SFU English Prof. Paul Budra, journalist Mick Gzowski, and poet Kristin
Fredrickson will help kick off First Night festivities Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. on the
Walter C. Koerner Library plaza. First Night also features an open air
screening of the movie Grease, starring Olivia Newton-John and John
Travolta. The public is welcome at the free event which is part of this year's
Live@UBC Vision 98/99 celebrations.
First Night starts year
with free fun for all
UBC's 84th year will officially begin
Sept. 7 at 7p.m on the Walter C. Koerner
Library plaza with First Night, an evening
of free entertainment for the public.
'The idea of the opening ceremony is to
provide a focal point to kick
off the year," says Human
Kinetics Asst. Prof. Nestor
Korchinsky, co-chair of the
Live @ UBC Vision 98/99
committee organizing the
event. "We want people to
be excited about being
here, excited about what
they'll be learning."
"Vancouver's brainiest
band," The Fray, which features UBC Law Prof. Joel
Bakan, SFU English Prof.
Paul Budra, poet Kristin
Fredrickson and journalist Mick Gzowski will open
the festivities. VTV news anchor Paul
Mennier will be the evening's master of
First Night's main act will be Uzume
Taiko. Canada's first professional Japanese taiko drum group will present a
unique performance of music, movement
and theatre using a diverse collection of
percussive, melodic instruments and
taiko drums.
■J   VISION 98-99 ^^
Festivities will end with an outdoor
screening under the full moon of Grease,
the 1970s rock and roll musical hit starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.
If it rains, First Night festivities will move
to the Museum of Anthropology.
Parking for First Night
is available in the Rose
Garden Parkade. Enter off
Northwest Marine Drive.
First Night is part of
the Welcome Festival,
which offers a variety of
events on campus
throughout the month of
September. There will be
five more festivals
throughout the school
 ' Live® UBC Vision 98/
99 is a campus-wide initiative to raise the awareness of the diversity of social, cultural and academic activities taking place at the university.
"We hope to give students lifelong
memories of their academic and social
experiences so that when they graduate
they will become the best ambassadors
UBC has ever produced," says Korchinsky.
For more information check the Web
site at www.liveat.ubc.ca
Gene team in hunt
for bone tumor cure
Scientists may be one step closer to
preventing a hereditary disease that
causes bone tumors in children, thanks
to a recent discovery by Microbiology
Assoc. Prof. Frank Tufaro and a team of
Canadian Genetic Diseases Network
(CGDN) researchers.
The team has identified the structure and function of a tumor suppressor protein produced by the gene responsible for Hereditary Multiple Exostoses (HME), a disease that causes
benign and cancerous bone tumors.
Defects in the gene create changes in
the protein, making it unable to suppress tumor formation, leading to disease.
"Scientists attribute most HME cases
to mutations in this gene and its pro
tein," says Tufaro. "However, the function of the gene and how mutations
cause the disease have been unclear
until now."
This new information about the protein gives scientists the tools they need
to trace the biochemical pathway leading from the defective gene to HME.
HME accounts for 15 per cent of all
bone tumors and 50 per cent of benign
bone tumors, some of which can degenerate into malignancies in connective
cartilage tissues and bone joints.
The CGDN, headquartered at UBC,
focuses on the molecular and cellular
causes of inherited disease. It comprises
50 scientists and their teams based in
18 universities, hospitals and research
centres across Canada. 4 UBC Reports • Sept. 3, 1998
Sept. 6 through Sept. 19
Sunday, Sept. 6
Green College Performing
Arts Group
Jeff Standfield, guitar; Mark
Geraghty, bass. Green College at
8pm. Call 822-1878.
Monday, Sept. 7
Myths And Realities Of
Intelligent Machines
Using An Intelligent Machine To
Modify Or Adapt Human Behaviour. Daniel W. Repperger, Wright
Patterson Air Force Base. Green
College Coach House at 7:30pm.
Refreshments, Buffet $13.50 at
6:30pm (call 822-8660 for tickets). Call 822-6291 or 822-1878.
Tuesday, Sept. 8
Faculty Women's Club
Coffee On The Terrace. Cecil
Green Park House main floor at
10am. New members welcome.
Call Ann Thompson 266-6778 or
Marya 738-7401.
China Program For
Integrated Research
Comparative Institutional Advantage: Hong Kong Vis-A-Vis Shanghai And Singapore. Prof. Yiu-
Kwan Fan, Hong Kong Baptist U.
CK Choi 120 from 12noon-
1:30pm. Call 822-2629.
Peter Wall Institute
Probability Densities For Noisy
Delay Bifurcations. Rachel
Kuske, U of Minnesota. Hennings
318 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3620.
Wednesday, Sept. 9
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Revision OfThe Acetabulum Using Reconstruction Cages. Don
Garbuz. Vancouver Hosp/HSC,
Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am.
Call 875-4192.
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Leukocytes Decrease Ventricular Function In Sepsis. Dr. Keith
Walley, Medicine. St. Paul's Hosp.
Gourlay Conference Room from
5-6pm. Call 875-5653.
Interdisciplinary Seminar
An Interdisciplinary Dialogue.
Tony Dorcey, SCARP/IRE,
facilitator; IISGP Advisory Committee; graduate students. Green
College at 5pm. Call 822-0954.
Friday, Sept. 11
Health Care And
Epidemiology Rounds
Saw Mill Study, Male Infertility
And Childhood Cancers. Helen
Heacock. Paid parking available
in Lot B. Mather 253 from 9-
10am. Call 822-2772.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Child Maltreatment - A Medical
Update. Jean Hlady, Director,
Child Protective Service: Ken
Poskttt, Radiology, B.C. Children's Hosp. GF Strong Aud.
From 9-10 am. Call Ruth
Giesbrecht 875-2307.
Classical Archaeology
Evolving Roman Landscape: A
Valley In Southern Italy. Helena
Fracchia, U of Alberta. Lasserre
102 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2889.
Mathematics Colloquium
The Uniqueness And Stability Of
Microstructure. Prof. M. Luskin,
U of Minnesota. Math 104 at
3:30pm. Refreshments Math Annex 1115 at 3:15pm. Call 822-
Thunderbird Football
Home Opener Vs. University Of
Calgary. Thunderbird Stadium at
7pm. Adults $7; youth and seniors
$4; UBC students S3; children
under 12 free. Call 822-BIRD.
Saturday, Sept. 12
Graduate Students Seminar
Create A Positive Classroom Climate. Family and Nutritional Sciences 40 from 9:30am-12:30pm.
Call 822-6827.
Graduate Students Seminar
Put Together A Useful Course
Outline Handout. Family and Nutritional Sciences 50 from 9:30am-
12:30pm. Call 822-6827.
Graduate Students Seminar
Lesson Planning: Develop A Process That Works For You. Family
and Nutritional Sciences 40 from
l:30-4:30pm. Call 822-6827.
Graduate Students Seminar
Manage YourTime: Don't Let Your
Teaching Overwhelm You. Family
and Nutritional Sciences 50 from
l:30-4:30pm. Call 822-6827.
Sunday, Sept. 13
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
CBC Avison Series: Concert I. Jane
Coop, piano; Mario Bernardi. conductor; CBC Vancouver Orchestra. Chan Centre Chan Shun Con-
' cert Hall at 2pm. Call Ticketmaster
280-3311 or Chan Centre box office 822-2697.
Monday, Sept. 14
New UBC Students Workshop
Study Resources On Campus:
Learn About The Academic Resources Available At UBC.
Hennings 200 from 12:30-1:20pm.
Call 822-2890.
Biotechnology Laboratory
From Spuds And Bugs To Trees
And Shrubs - Genetic Engineering
For Forest Tree Improvement.
David D. Ellis, B.C. Research Inc.
IRC #3 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
Doug Kilburn 822-5115.
President's Lecture On
The Direct Object As A Formal
Notion. David Gaatone, U of Haifa.
Buchanan D-238 at 12:30. A
French seminar will also be presented. Call French Dept. 822-
Astronomy Seminar
A New Look At Old Stellar
Populations. Patrick Durrell.
Hennings 318 at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-2267.
Tuesday, Sept. 15
Peter Wall Institute
Complexity Seminar
Dynamical Modelling Of Biological
Developments: Examples. Determinism and Robustness, Error
Suppression. Lionel Harrison.
Chemistry. Hennings 318 at
3:30pm. Call 822-3620.
President's Seminar In
Valence Interne Et Valence
Externe: Le Cas Des Locutions
Vervales. David Gaatone, Linguistics, U of Haifa. Buchanan D-332
at 3:30pm. Call French Dept. 2-
Engineering And
Architecture Seminar
UBC Building Regulation And Permitting Process Seminar Series.
Various speakers. AMPEL311 from
4:30-7:30pm. Continues to Nov.
10. $300 UBC staff; $75/session.
Call 822-3347.
Wednesday, Sept. 16
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Technical Aspects Of Tumour Surgery In The Spine. Dr. Peter Paul
Varga, Director, Semmelweis U of
Medicine. Vancouver Hosp/HSC,
Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call
New UBC Students Workshop
Notetaking Skills. Terry Small.
Hennings 200 from 12:30-1:20pm.
Call 822-2890.
Centre For Australian
Studies Seminar
What Values? Whose Values? Jean
Hillier, Urban and Regional Planning. Curtin U. CK Choi 120 from
4:30-5:30pm. Call 822-2968.
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Genetic Factors In COPD. Andrew
Sandford, St. Paul's Hosp. Pulmonary Research Lab. St. Paul's Hosp.
Gourlay Conference Room from 5-
6pm. Call 875-5653.
History And Memory Lecture
Reinscribing Memory: Oral Tradition, Material Culture And Indigenous Identity In The Republic Of
Sakha (Yakutia), Serbia. Julie
Cruikshank, Anthropology and
Sociology. Green College at
7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Thursday, Sept. 17
Law Alumni Association
Crossing The Divide Between
Bench And Bar. Honourable Justice Ian Binnie. Supreme Court of
Canada. Hotel Vancouver Pacific
Ballroom at 7:30am. $35. Call
Michelle O'Keefe 631-3131 ext.
Centre For India And South
Asia Research
Welcoming Get-Together For All
South Asianists And Friends Of
South Asia. CK Choi Lounge from
12noon-2pm. Light lunch. Call
PATSCAN Fall Seminar
Managing Your Intellectual Property Portfolio. Paul Smith, intellectual property lawyer. Angus 425 at
lpm. 1 hr. question period. Call
Biotechnology Laboratory
Molecular Biology Of Anti-Herbivore Defense InTrees: Poplars, Pests
And Polyphenol Oxidase. Peter C.
Constabel, U of Alberta. Wesbrook
201 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call Doug
Kilburn 822-5115.
Statistics Seminar
Smoothing Parameter Selection
When Errors Are Correlated And
Application To Ozone Data. Robert
St. Aubin. CSCI 301 from 4-
5:30pm. Call 822-0570.
Medieval And Renaissance
The Folly Of Maps And Modernity.
Richard Helgerson. English, U of
California. Green College at
4:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Friday, Sept. 18
Health Care And
Epidemiology Rounds
Tick Borne Disease And Its Importance    In    British    Columbia.
Muhammad Morshed. B.C. Centre
for Disease Control Society. Paid
parking available in Lot B. Mather
253 from 9- 10am. Call 822-2772.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Contemporary Controversies In
Pediatric Nutrition. Prof. Sheila
Innis. GF Strong Aud. from 9-
10am. Call 875-2307.
Medieval Workshop
Courtesan & Nun In Europe And
Japan: The Function Of The
Woman Writer Between Feudal and
Courtly Society. Green College. Call
Richard Unger, History 822-5178
or e-mail: richard.unger@ubc.ca.
Graduate Scholarships Day
Get All The Info On Graduate Scholarships And Awards. Graduate
Student Centre Ballroom at 1 lam.
Refreshments. Call Suzanne
Schmiesing 822-4556.
New UBC Students Workshop
Know Your Financial Resources:
Scholarships, Bursaries and Loans
Available. Hennings 200 from
12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-2890.
Medieval Workshop
Burning Iron Against The Cheek -
Some Revelations From The Writing OfThe Religious Lives Of Japanese Buddhist Nuns. Barbara
Ruch, Columbia U. Angus 110 at
12:30pm. Call 822-5178.
Leon And Thea Koerner
Memorial Lecture
The Slaughterhouse Of Literature:
Forms, Markets and Non-canonical Texts. Franco Moretti, English,
Columbia U. Buchanan B-318 at
12:30pm. CallComp. Lit. 822-5157
Program In Inter-cultural
Studies In Asia
Welcoming Get-Together And General Meeting. CKChoi Lounge from
12:30-1:30pm. Refreshments. Call
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Methane To Synthetic Gas By Catalytic Partial Oxidation (CPO) Process. Prof. Xiaojun Bao. U of Petroleum. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm.
Call 822-3238.
Comparative Literature
The Slaughterhouse Of Literature:
Forms, Markets and Non-canoni-
calTexts. Franco Moretti, English,
Columbia U. Green College at
3:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Vipassan Meditation Retreat
Steven Armstrong; Westcoast
Dharma Society. Asian Centre Aud.
Continues to Sept. 20. Fri. 7-9pm;
Sat., Sun. 9am-5pm. Call 731 -5469
ore-mail: wdharma@unixg.ubc.ca.
Calendar deadline:
Tuesday, Sept. 8
Sing Tao School Of
Journalism Debate
Media Wars: The Battle For Your
Time. Peter Mansbridge, William
Thorsell. Chan Centre Chan
Shun Concert Hall at 7pm. Call
Saturday, Sept. 19
Thunderbird Men's And
Women's Soccer
Vs. University Of Calgary.
Women 12noon: Men 2pm.
Adults $7: youth and seniors $4;
UBC students $3; children under 12 free. Call 822-bird.
University Hill Community
The Happening On The Hill. Jim
Everett Memorial Park from 3pm-
12am. Booths, entertainment,
barbecue, activities for all ages.
Call 222-0651.
Parent-Child Relationship
Are you a parent of a child who is
still in school? Would you like to
help me understand how parents know that they are important? Complete a survey in your
own home and return your responses by pre-paid mail. Call
Sheila Marshall 822-5672.
Peer Program Recruitment
Wanted: Canadian UBC students
with an urge to become involved
in the international community.
Get together with an international
UBC student twice per month
and do things. Learn about another culture, share your own
culture, establish new friendships, etc. Fill out an application
form at International House or
call 822-5021.
Psychology Research
Dr. Johnston's UBC Psychology
Lab is looking for 5-12 year olds
for research on the ways younger
and older children respond to
questions about cartoons and
stories with different answer
choices. Call 822-9037.
UBC Birding
Join a one-hour birding walk
around UBC Campus, every
Thursday at 12:30pm. Meet at
the Rose Garden flagpole. Bring
binoculars if you have them. For
details, call Jeremy Gordon 822-
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.
, The UBC Reports Calendar Hats university-relMe&dr
university-sponsored events on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland.
Calendar Items must be submitted on forms available
from the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310-6251 Cecil Green
Park Road, Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1. Phone: 822-3131.
Fax: 822-2684. An electronic form is available on the UBC
Reports Web page at http://wviAV.pubLlcaffairs.ubc.ca.
Please limit to 35 words. Submissions for the Calendar's
Notices section may be limited due to space.
Deadline for the Sept. 17 issue of UBC Reports —
which covers the period Sept. 20 to Oct. 3 — is noon,
September 8. UBC Reports ■ Sept. 3, 1998 5
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UBC is inviting input from the campus community on the
draft Ethical Guidelines for Preferred Supplier Agreements.
Comments will be incorporated into a revised document for
approval by the Board of Governors at its November meeting.
The draft guidelines are available on the World Wide Web at
http://www. external-affairs.ubc.ca/etWcguide.html and
will be published in UBC Reports Sept. 17. We welcome
your comments to October 9, 1998. You may reach us:
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by fax:      (604)822-8102
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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 internal requisition. Advertising enquiries: 822-3131.
The deadline for the Sept. 17 issue of UBC Reports is noon, Sept. 8.
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. Include 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 $52
plus $ 14/day for meals Sun-Thurs.
Call 822-8660 for more
information and availability.
BROWN'S BY UBC B & B Rooms for
rent short or long term in a
comfortable house very close to
UBC. Prefer graduate, mature
students. Call 222-8073.	
BAMBURY   LANE      Bed   and
breakfast. View of beautiful BC
mountains, Burrard inlet and city.
Clean, comfortable. Use of living
room, dining room, and kitchen.
Min.toUBCshopsandcity. Daily,
weekly and winter rates. Call or
fax 224-6914.	
BR guest suites with equipped
kitchen, TV and telephone.
Centrally located near SUB,
aquatic centre and transit. Ideal
for visiting lecturers, colleagues
and families. 1998 rates $85-$ 121
per night. Call 822-1010.
6th. Heritage House, antiques,
wood floors, original stained
glass. Ten min. to UBC and
downtown. Two blocks from
restaurants, buses. Scrumptious full
breakfasts. Entertaining cats. Views.
Phones in rooms. Call 739-9002. E-
mail: farrhing@uniserve.com.
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.
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. 15th Ave. Call 737-2526 or fax
Ad deadline:
Tuesday, Sept. 8
ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE Looking for
summer accommodation?
Private rooms available for visitors
attending UBC on academic
business. Competitive rates.
Meals are included 5 days per
week. Call for information and
availability 822-8788.	
ALMA BEACH B&B Beautiful,
immaculate, bright rooms with
ensuite in elegant, spacious home.
2 blocks to Jericho Beach/
Vancouver Yacht Club. Gourmet
breakfast. Central location to
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 form $50 to $100.
Please call and check it out at
TRIUMF HOUSE Comfortable
guest house with homey quiet
environment for visitors to UBC
and hospital. Located near
hospital. Rates $40-$80/night and
weekly rates. Call 222-1062.
Cypress, fully furnished, 3 BR/4
bath, 5 appliances/gas F/P, study
and family rooms, Jacuzzi, 2 deck/
patio areas, garage/security
system. Up to one year lease (N/
S, N/P). $2500/mo. Call 689-0909.
FURNISHED 1100 s.f. Patio, u/g
parking, h/w floors, gas stove, d/
w. 2 bath. Kitsilano location, on
bus routes, min. from UBC. N/P,
N/S. Refs. required. Suit mature
couple. Avail. Sept. 15. $1600/
mo. Hydro incl. Call 730-7867.
with ensuite bath, privateentrance.
Walk to buses and shops, 15 min. to
UBC. Daily, weekly, monthly rates.
Call 224-9191.
KAYAK RETREAT on Southern Gulf
Island for your party of (max.) 3-
4 persons. Kayaks and
equipment included. Cozy
oceanfront accommodation.
On-site launching. Birdwatching,
hiking and skywatching
from Mexican hammocks. Lots of
wildlife and peace. Web site:
cyberwest/paddlepender/; e-mail:
mbnevwest@bc.sympatico.ca; or
call 228-8079.	
Sleeps 3, L/R, kitchen/dining
room, bath, patio, parking. 35
km west of Lisbon. 4 km from
Cascais (trains to Lisbon and Expo
'98 site). U.S. $400/wk (up to 3
persons), 4m person U.S. $135/wk.
Long-term lease avail.
Sabbatical? Tel/fax: 011-351-
1487-1383 Portugal or 731-9066
House Sitter
available for housesitting,
September to February, any or
all of that time. References avail.
No charge to you! Small pets ok.
Message 822-0820 or e-mail
looking to optimize their RRSP,
Faculty pension and retirement
options call Don Proteau, RFP or
Doug Hodgins, RFP of the HLP
Financial Group for a
complimentary consultation.
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THYME TO GARDEN Fall is the time
to plan your garden for next year!
We offer complete landscaping
services including design,
installation and maintenance. For
a free consultation call 736-7217 or
e-mail allisonb@bc.symparico.ca.
Let Campus Edge Consultants
help! We have highly skilled tutors
who can teach composition and
grammar to students of all levels.
For more information, call 222-
education at the JCC Performing
Arts School. Full range of classes
avail, in our dance, music and
theatre departments. Professional
faculty, greatfacilities, affordable
classes, preschool to adult. Open
House Sept. 13 at 1:30pm.
Registration, information and
brochure call 257-5111 ext. 203.
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HAMPTON PLACE The ideal location
at UBC. Beautiful 1 BR with a huge
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Max Select 737-8865. UBC Reports ■ Sept. 3, 1998 7
German organist Martin
Herchenroder will
launch the School of
Music's fall lunch hour
concerts Sept. 23 from
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
in the Music Recital Hall.
Herchenroder will play
works by Ligeti and
Hambraeus as well as his
own compositions. UBC
faculty and guest artists
from around the world
will perform each
Wednesday during the
term. Admission is $3 at
the door.
China-Hong Kong network
partners business and studies
University of British Columbia students in the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration will gain a greater
understanding of trade relations
in the Asia-Pacific region thanks
to a network launched recently.
The China-Hong Kong Business Studies Network will bring
people together — academic and
business partners from North
America, China and Hong Kong
— to develop the knowledge and
the people who will shape the
economy of the 21st century,"
said UBC President Martha Piper.
The initiative will provide
Commerce students with direct
Asian experience through their
studies, summer programs and
Asian exchanges. Commerce
faculty will also work with the
Canadian and Chinese business
communities to identify important issues, management development needs and research.
"The network will be the core
element of a new Centre for Asi a
Pacific Business in the Faculty
of Commerce and Business Administration," said Grace Wong,
assistant dean, international
The initiative is part of an
effort by the faculty to establish
itself as one of North America's
leading Asia-Pacific business
schools. The faculty will build
on relationships it has formed
in China over the past 20 years
while expanding partnerships
with universities, institutions
and businesses in China and
Hong Kong.
The network's first forum
looked at business opportunities in the Asian financial crisis.
Topics included a perspective of
the crisis, prospects and implications for North America, economic reform in China, regional
differences in doing business in
China, and short- and long-term
tourism opportunities in China.
Among the guest speakers were
Annie Wu of Hong Kong, who
formed the first Chinese joint venture business, China Air Catering; Donald Tong, director of the
Hong Kong Economic and Trade
Office; Prof. Liu Zhu, chairman of
the Shanghai Tourism Society;
Liu Yunbiao, deputy editor-in-
chief of the Chinese International
Business Daily; and UBC Commerce Prof. Maurice Levi.
Medical research
gels grant injection
University of British Columbia health scientists have received research grants and
training awards worth almost
$10.3 million from the Medical
Research Council of Canada
'This level of funding is vitally needed to help UBC scientists work toward preventing and
curing disease," says Janet
Werker, associate vice-president, Research. "We're pleased
that the MRC is recognizing the
important work being done
UBC saw 34 of the 66 projects
it submitted approved for funding.
Research projects funded involve scientists from a wide
range of disciplines including
medical genetics, zoology, nursing, psychiatry and oral biology.
They will be studying medical
challenges such as salmonella,
cancer and Parkinson's as well
as conducting spinal cord repair research.
Learning how diverse
ethnocultural populations experience hospitalization and
other institutional care in the
Lower Mainland is the focus of
Nursing Prof. Joan Anderson's
research, which received funding.
"Communication in healthcare situations can be challenging," says Anderson. "Our goal
is to improve the effectiveness of
health care by ensuring that it
is culturally responsive "
The study will identify cultural and linguistic issues patients and health-care providers are dealing with, such as an
inability to describe symptoms
or understand care instructions.
UBC ranks among the four
top funded research universities in Canada with McGill University, the University of Toronto and University of Montreal. Most of the funding is in
the form of operating grants
which support individual researchers' efforts for a one- to
five-year period.
Graduate student investigators secured three fellowships
valued at more than $230,000
over three years. Fellowships
are awarded to students undertaking full-time health research
training leading to a master's or
PhD degree.
UBC research has resulted
in 78 spin-off companies and
accounts for more than 20 per
cent of the university spin-offs
created in Canada.
MRC funds are granted on
the basis of rigorous peer review
of applications. Peer review is
carried out by hundreds of leading scientists from Canada and
other countries who volunteer
their expertise.
A list of the MRC grant recipients at UBC and a brief summary of their projects can be
found at the MRC Web site at
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UBC's Board of Governors
LARRY BELL, appointed to
the board In 1997, Is president
and chief executive officer of
Shato Holdings Ltd., a food services company, and chair of its
subsidiary White Spot Ltd. A
graduate of UBC (BA '61), Bell
completed a master's degree in
California and then served the
province as secretary to the B.C.
Treasury Board, and deputy
minister of: Housing and Transit; Lands, Parks and Housing;
and Finance. He has acted as
chair and CEO of B.C. Hydro,
CEO of VanCity Savings Credit
Union and has served on many
boards including the Conference
Board of Canada and the Business Council of B.C. In 1991
Bell's management innovations
were recognized with the Award
of Excellence from the Institute
of Public Administration. Bell is
a director of the Vancouver Hospital Foundation.
SHIRLEY CHAN, past chair of
UBC's Board of Governors, a director of the UBC Foundation
and manager of Non-market
Housing, City of Vancouver, was
appointed to the board in 1992.
Educated in Ontario and B.C.,
she received a master's degree in
environmental studies from Toronto's York University in 1978.
Chan has served as a private
consultant and as an environmental and community planner.
She was the chief of staff to the
mayor of Vancouver between
1981 and 1986 and executive
assistant to the president of BCIT
responsible for research planning,
community and media relations,
board support co-ordination and
fundraising. Chan has been a
director ofVanCity Savings Credit
Union since 1987 and is vice-
chair of VanCity Enterprises. In
1993, the Alumni Association of
Simon Fraser University presented Chan with the Outstanding Alumni Award for service to
the community. Chan serves on
the president's advisory committee on developing a downtown
presence for UBC.
JENNIE CHEN is one of the
two student members elected to
the board for a one-year term.
Chen is a fourth-year Arts student completing a double major
in International Relations and
Asian Studies. She served as the
Alma Mater Society's director of
administration for two terms,
working on behalf of more than
200 student clubs and associations, and on various university
committees. Current president
of the UBC Pacific Rim Club,
Chen is working to promote programs and opportunities for
undergraduate students in Pacific Rim area studies.
JOANNE EMERMAN, a professor of Anatomy and associate
dean, Research, in the Faculty of
Medicine, was elected by faculty
to the board in 1996. She received her PhD and post-doctoral
training at the University of California, Berkeley before joining
UBC in 1980. Emerman has
served as acting head of the Dept.
of Anatomy and as chair of the
Faculty of Medicine Curriculum
Evaluation Committee. She was
a member of UBC's Faculty Association executive and also served
on the university's Senior Appointments Committee and the
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 of the
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 of the president.
The governors represent diverse backgrounds which provide valuable input during board deliberations. Although members bring to the board the views of various constituencies, there are no advocates
for any one group. Decisions are made in the best overall interests of the university and in support of
UBC's mission to be the best university in Canada and one of the world's finest public universities.
Faculty Pension Board. She continues to be active in the Faculty
Development Mentoring Network
and the Advisory Committee for
the Women's Resources Centre.
Emerman is also chair of the
Scientific Advisory Committee of
the British Columbia Health Research Foundation. A previous
Scholar of the National Cancer
Institute of Canada, she presently serves on the boards of several international associations for
cancer research.
KEN GEORGETTI, president
of the B.C. Federation of Labour,
the central labor body representing 450,000 members in the
province, was appointed to the
board in 1995. Georgetti also
serves as a vice-president of the
Canadian Labour Congress. A
member of the Order of British
Columbia, he is a founder and
chair of the board of the Working
Opportunity Fund, a labor-sponsored venture capital fund and a
co-founder and board member
of Greystone Properties, the pension fund development corporation. Georgetti is a member of
the North American Committee,
a group of business, labor and
academic leaders from Canada,
Mexico and the U.S. that assesses major economic and social issues of common concern.
Active in community service, he
is a board member of ABC
Canada, a foundation that promotes literacy, and is the honorary chair of the Association of
Learning Disabled Adults.
HAROLD KALKE was recently appointed chair for a one-
year term. (See story, page 1). He
has been vice-chair since 1997.
A board member since 1994,
Kalke is the president and owner
of Kalico Developments Ltd., a
real estate development and investment company.
ROSLYN KUNIN, executive
director of the Laurier Institution, was appointed to the board
in 1993. She was educated in
Quebec and Ontario and received
a PhD in economics from UBC in
1970. Kunin was a visiting assistant professor in Agricultural
Economics at the university from
1972 to 1973, before joining
Employment and Immigration
Canada as a regional economist
where she served for 20 years.
She also sits as a member of the
National Statistics Council and
chairs the Vancouver Stock Exchange. Kunin has been honoured by the Association of Professional Economists of B.C. on
several occasions with the Crystal Ball Award for forecasting the
Canadian economy. She has received the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for Management
and the Professions and an honorary degree from the University
of Victoria.
LOIS MOEN, an administrative clerk in the Faculty of Medicine, Dean's Office, Postgraduate Education, was first elected
by staff to the board in 1993 and
was re-elected to a second three-
year term in 1996. She has held
her current position since 1989
after joining UBC a year earlier
as a clerk in the Telecommunications Dept. Moen has served
as a shop steward for CUPE 2950
for the past seven years, and has
served on the union local's executive since 1991.
appointed to the board in 1997.
Manager of the Multicultural
Health  Education/Promotion
program of the Vancouver/Richmond Health Board, she obtained two master's degrees in
the U.S. and holds a certificate
in management from Simon
Fraser University. Mumick has
extensive experience in adult
education and administration,
having served on the boards of
Vancouver Community College,
Langara College and the Langara
College Foundation. Her areas
of expertise are working with
diverse populations, especially in
the health system, and international and intercultural communication. She has served on the
boards of many community organizations, including the YWCA,
MOSAIC, and Greater Vancouver Mental Health Services.
MARTHA PIPER, president
and vice-chancellor of UBC, became a member of the board
upon her appointment as president in 1997. She received her
bachelor's degree in Physical
Therapy from the University of
Michigan, her master's degree in
Child Development from the
University of Connecticut, and
her PhD in Epidemiology and
Biostatistics from McGill University. She served as director of
the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University and was dean of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine,
University of Alberta from 1985
to 1992. In 1993, she was appointed University of Alberta's
vice-president, Research, and
later assumed responsibility for
External Affairs. She served in
that capacity until leaving to join
UBC. Piper's teaching and research interests focus on the
developmentally delayed infant.
She serves on the Prime Minis
ter's Advisory Council for Science and Technology and is a
member of Industry Canada's
University Advisory Board. She
is also a member of the Canada
Foundation for Innovation.
JAMES POND, a PhD student in Physics, was elected to
the board this year. Originally
from Vancouver, Pond completed
five years of post-secondary
study in Paris, France before
coming to UBC in 1996. He has
been active in student affairs
and participated in legal action
to reduce student fee increases,
particularly those for international graduate students.
Science professor, was elected
by faculty to the board in 1996.
A graduate of McGill University
and the University of Toronto, he
joined UBC in 1971 and served
as a UBC senator between 1990
and 1993. In addition to being a
frequent media commentator on
public affairs, Resnick is the
author of seven books and numerous academic articles, and a
recipient of the Harold Innis Book
Award. His major commitment
as a member of the board is to
the defence of the principles of a
liberal university.
WILLIAM SAUDER, chancellor of the university, is a UBC
graduate (BCom '48) and chair
of International Forest Products
and Sauder Industries Limited.
He was a member of UBC's Board
of Governors from 1981 to 1987,
and served as chair of the board
for the last two years of his term.
He received an honorary degree
from UBC in 1990. Long-time
patrons of the university, the
Sauder family has supported
several medical science initiatives at the university. The
Sauder Family Chair in Pediatric
Diseases and the Sauder Family
Chair in Viral Diseases of Children are named in recognition of
the family's philanthropy.
LINDA THORSTAD was appointed to the board in 1997. She
is vice-president of corporate relations for Viceroy Resources Corporation, a gold producer. Educated at UBC (BSc '77, MSc '84),
Thorstad specializes in strategic
planning and communications.
Committed to resource management issues, Thorstad served as
an associate of the B.C. Commission on Resources and the Environment and the Fraser Basin
Management Board. She is currently on the board of Science
World and is past president of the
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C.
In 1996, Thorstad was named
YWCA Woman of Distinction for
Management and the Professions.
MARION   YORK  was   ap
pointed to the board in 1994 and
chairs the Audit Committee and
the Employee Relations Committee. York, who received a BEd,
MEd and a diploma in Special
Education from UBC, 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 cultural events for
such groups as the Francophone
Association of Kamloops.


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