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New 16-inch telescope goes into position atop Geophysics and Astronomy
Building. It will be used by 4th year and grad students, and will be open for
public use two nights a week starting at the end of October.
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Term Paper Blues is a term paper.
It is also a 16mm movie that is
being shown daily this week at 12:35
^jind 1:00 p.m. in Buchanan 104,
sponsored by the Library.
Term Paper Blues was written and
directed by Alyson Drysdale, and it
was her 'term paper' in a 4th-year film
course. Ms. Drysdale graduated last
spring with a major in English
Literature but hopes to make her way
professionally as a screen writer.
Term Paper Blues is the story of a
young student and the problems he
faces attempting to find material on
cloning for his term paper. His
problems are solved after he is
introduced to the Sedgewick Library.
No word on request
for funds until
SFU faculty settles
There won't be any response to
UBC's request for an additional $7.2
million until a salary dispute is settled
at Simon Fraser University.
"Until all three universities have
made wage and salary settlements, it is
not possible to approach the
government for additional funding,"
said Dr. Bill Gibson, chairman of the
Universities Council of B.C.
UBC's president, Dr. Douglas
Kenny, asked the UCBC two weeks
ago for an additional $7,236,450 to
meet the shortfall in the University's
annual operating budget resulting
from the arbitration award to faculty
of 18 per cent.
Dr. Gibson said he was prepared to
ask the provincial government for
more money, but not until the needs
of all three universities were known.
A spokesperson at SFU said an
arbitration decision on faculty salaries
was expected this week. The faculty
wants 17 per cent and has been
offered 12.
At the University of Victoria, the
general increase to faculty was 13.5
per cent. An additional 2.3 per cent
was negotiated for career development
and merit.
Meanwhile, UBC's Advisory
Committee on Budget Retrenchment,
chaired by Vice-President Michael
Shaw, has begun its review of the
University's programs and operations.
Specifically, the 13-member
committee has been asked "to consider
the entire spectrum of the University's
programs and operations and advise
the President how best to preserve the
quality of education at UBC in view of
an expected annualized shortfall of
approximately $7.2 million in
operating funds for fiscal 1982-83 and
The committee will report to
President Kenny by Dec. 10.
On the committee with Dr. Shaw
are Dr. Jason Auman (Geophysics and
Astronomy), Dr. Harold Copp
(Physiology), Dr. John Dennison
(Education), Dr. Gerald Feltham
(Commerce and Business
Administration), Dr. William
Keenleyside (Convocation Senator and
member of the Senate Budget
Committee), Dr. Robert Kennedy
(Forestry), Dr. Albert McClean (Law),
Dr. Vinod Modi (Mechanical
Engineering), Dr. Geoffrey Scudder
(Zoology), Mr. Ron Shearer
(Economics), Dr. Olav Slaymaker
(Geography) and Mr. Ken Young
President Kenny reported to Senate
Sept. 16 on the financial situation.
This is what he said:
The University has reached the
bottom line — academically and
It is clear that our present financial
resources cannot continue to support
the quality, the size and the scope of
the academic programs we now have,
much less sustain sufficient capacity to
lead in the exploration of new
academic areas. Of course, our
current fiscal situation is not unique
among institutions of higher education
in North America. McGill, for
example, has an estimated $15.5
million deficit for 1981-82.
Our finances are in a state of grave
uncertainty for three main reasons:
Please turn to page 7
Bank branch
to close
If you do your banking in the new
administration building, you won't be
after Dec. 18.
That is the last day of business for
that branch of the Bank of Montreal,
which opened in 1969.
Accounts will be moved
automatically to the B of M branch in
the Student Union Building. All
account numbers will remain the same
and the administration branch transit
number of 764 also will move to SUB,
so that preprinted cheques will not
have to be replaced.
Banking hours in the SUB branch
are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday
through Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to 6
p.m. on Friday.
The Canada Student Loan
department, formerly in the SUP
branch, has been moved to the Bank
of Montreal branch at Granville and
Pender. Until the end of this week,
however, loans officers are processing
applications in Room 119 of the
Student Union Building.
A spokesperson for the Bank of
Montreal said there are about 26,000
accounts in the SUB branch, about
8,000 in the administration building
He said the two branches employ a
total of 13 tellers; after Dec. 18, all 13
will work in the SUB branch. All other
employees of the branch that is closing
are guaranteed jobs either in the SUB
branch or at other B of M branches. UBC Reports September 30, 1981
UBC gets Knowledge Network
UBC is about to become the
operations centre for the Knowledge
Network, the province-wide
educational television network
established in 1980 as a non-profit
society by the provincial government.
Under an agreement negotiated
during the past six months, the
network, which assists educational
institutions and government agencies
in the delivery of distance education
programs by television, will rent space
in UBC's Library Processing Centre
and the adjacent Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre.
On Oct. 5, the network's satellite
transmitter will be moved into position
atop the Woodward IRC and
Knowledge Network personnel
currently located at the B.C. Institute
of Technology, where network
programming now originates, will
move to Point Grey.
From quarters in the Woodward
IRC, network personnel will oversee
the transmission of 98 hours of public
educational television which is beamed
weekly to all parts of the province.
Fall program guides are available from
network offices on the fourth floor of
the Library Processing Centre, 2206
East Mall, telephone 224-6571.
The negotiations which led to the
relocation of the Knowledge Network
at UBC were carried out under the
general direction of a UBC committee
chaired by Prof. Robert Smith, UBC's
associate vice-president, academic.
The man who carried out the day-
to-day liaison with the network was
Ian Cameron, head of the audio-visual
and television division of the
University's Department of Biomedical
Communications, which also has its
headquarters in the Woodward IRC.
The network's side of the negotiations
were carried out by David Roach,
manager of network operations and
Eva Branner, manager of the
network's business services.
The Knowledge Network is governed
by a nine-member board and its
president is Prof. Walter Hard wick,
former deputy minister in the
provincial Ministry of Education, who
last year returned to teaching and
research duties in UBC's Department
of Geography in the Faculty of Arts.
The network reports to the
provincial government through the
Hon. Patrick McGeer, Minister for
Universities, Science and
"The Knowledge Network," Prof.
Hardwick says, "is pioneering in the
area of educational
telecommunications and independent
learning systems, areas which will
expand learning opportunities and,
through substitution of
communications for travel, maintain
and expand the level of services to
remote areas at reasonable cost."
Knowledge Network programs are
received throughout B.C. as well as in
the Yukon, Western Alberta and the
Northwest Territories. The network's
signals are bounced back to earth
from Canada's ANIK-B satellite, in
fixed orbit 22,000 miles above the
equator, and picked up on earth-
terminal installations.
The signals are currently received in
53 communities and broadcast by
cablevision in 45 of them. An
additional 50 small communities are
hoping to join the network in the next
few months under a Ministry of
Communications grant program for
isolated communities.
Community colleges and school
districts in many communities have
established viewing centre classrooms
where students may go to participate
in programs. In many B.C.
communities, the network can be
viewed in the home via cablevision.
On the Lower Mainland, viewers have
to have a converter attached to their
sets to process the network's signals.
UBC is contributing material for
each of the three general categories of
programming being broadcast by the
Knowledge Network this fall.
1. UBC is one of 13 B.C.
educational institutions which are
offering a total of 28 "Telecourses" for
credit this fall.
The telecourses cover a wide range
of subjects, including geography,
mathematics, art, astronomy, biology,
business, psychology and child
development. Students who enrol for
the courses through community
colleges or UBC receive study guides,
textbooks and the services of a tutor
who is available by telephone or
through a local learning centre.
Telecourse viewers get some form of
credit from the institution sponsoring
the course, provided they register, pay
a fee and write and pass various tests.
UBC offers a course entitled
"Pyramids to Picasso," a survey course
on art and architecture, which carried
three units of credit in the Department
of Fine Arts (its equivalent in the UBC
Calendar is Fine Arts 125).
With three community colleges,
UBC also registers students for a
telecourse entitled "An Introduction to
Computers and their Application."
Students who successfully complete the
course and are registered with UBC
receive one of the 12 credits required
to qualify for a Diploma in
Administration for Engineers.
Both telecourses are offered through
UBC's Centre for Continuing
2. UBC's profile on the Knowledge
Network is highest in the area of
"Interactive Programs," which will
originate from the network's facilities
in the Woodward IRC and will be
broadcast "live" throughout the
Interactive programs are especially
valuable in the area of professional
continuing education or in specialized
areas of provincewide interest. It's
anticipated that this will be the chief
area of emphasis for universities in the
immediate future.
What gives an added dimension to
this form of broadcast is that viewers
are able to communicate with
instructors by telephone during and
after a studio presentation.
The UBC Faculty of Education's
contribution to interactive
programming began Sept. 12, when
the first of a weekly series of
videotapes on exceptional children was
broadcast. School teachers who are
enrolled for the course will receive
credit for Education 312 when they
have successfully completed
requirements. The videotapes were
produced in the faculty's own facilities
in the Scarfe Building.
Starting today (Sept. 30), the first of
four continuing dental education
programs will he broadcast over the
network. The two-hour programs
cover such topics as impact injuries, a
review of head and neck anatomy and
the recognition and description of
clinical and oral lesions.
Late in October, the continuing
medical education division will begin
broadcasting for physicians in general
practice throughout B.C. a six-part
series on the recognition, diagnosis
and management of rheumatology,
throughout B.C.
And UBC's School of Social Work
will use network facilities in October
and November to communicate with a
group of students who will gather at
the College of New Caledonia in
Prince George, where the school offers
a credit program leading to the degree
of Bachelor of Social Work.
3. Finally, UBC is involved in
general-interest programming called
"Teleseries." This type of
programming, which utilizes tapes
from Great Britain's Open University
and other educational television
groups, covers a wide range of topics
in the fields of history, music, science,
forestry, geography, literature, law,
technology and communications.
UBC's contribution to the teleseries
is a series of six programs prepared by
the UBC Museum of Anthropology.
The series introduces viewers to UBC
museum collections and describes
Native Indian fishing and canoe
Meanwhile, work is continuing on
another major component of the
Knowledge Network, which is expected
to be complete early in 1982.
A $1.2 million grant from the
provincial government is being used to
provide a closed circuit cable and
microwave system linking B.C.'s three
public universities, the affiliated
teaching hospitals associated with
UBC's health sciences disciplines and
the downtown Law Courts with the
Faculty of Law building at UBC.
One of the chief advantages of the
system linking the affiliated teaching
hospitals and the Law Courts and the
Law Building on the UBC campus will
be to avoid time-consuming travel for
students and faculty members.
Health sciences students and faculty
members in any one of the teaching
hospitals will be able to see surgery as
it takes place. Not only will they also
be able to hear comments on the
procedure by the operating surgeon,
but viewers will also be able to ask
questions as the operation progresses.
Doctors at any one of the teaching
hospitals will be able to give a case
presentation (called "rounds") to
groups at any of the other hospitals.
The many ways in which the
Knowledge Network can be utilized for
the delivery of educational programs is
being discussed on several levels at
Prof. Smith and administrators at
UVic and SFU are considering how the
network can be used for delivering
credit and non-credit programs to the
many communities in the Interior of
the province which have receiving
Prof. Smith said the Universities
Council had allocated "a modest sum
of money" for initial program
planning and development.
Another planning group has been
formed for the health science
disciplines under the chairmanship of
Dean Bernard Riedel, dean of the
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
and Co-ordinator of Health Sciences.
And Associate Dean of Commerce
• NSERC: Individual Grants Collaborative
Special Projects.
October 31
• Japan World Exposition Commemorative
Fund International Projects.
November 1 '
• Alberta Oil Sands Tech. and Research
Authority Research Contract.
• AUCC: International Scholarships Study
Research in West Germany.
• Distilled Spirits Council of U.S. Grants-in-aid
for Research.
• Health and Welfare: Family Planning
Awards/Demonstrations. '
• MRC: Awards Program MRC Scholarship.
• MRC: Awards Program Research
• MRC: Grants Program grants-in-aid.
• MRC: Grants Program Major Equipment.
• NSERC: Individual Grants — Conference
Grants. «
• NSERC: Individual Grants — Equipment.     ■
• NSERC: Individual Grants — Individual
• NSERC: Individual Grants — Infrastructure
• NSERC: Individual Grants — Intermediate
and High Energy Physics.
• NSERC: Individual Grants - Team «,
Research. i
• NSERC: Major Equipment and
Installation — Major Equipment.
• SSHRC: International Relations Division
Travel Grants for International Representation.
• SSHRC: International Relations Division
Travel to Int'l Scholarly Conferences.
• UBC: Killam Senior Fellowship. ,
• U.S. Dept. of Health, Education and Welfard»
NIH Grants to Foreign Institutions.
• Von Humboldt Foundation (W. Germany
Research Fellowship).
• World University Services Awards to Foreign
Nationals: Fellowships.
• World Wildlife Fund (Canada) General
and Business Administration, Dr. Fred
Siller, chairs a committee on
professional continuing education
which is considering how the network
can best be used to upgrade the skills ^
and knowledge of professionals in all
parts of the province.
There is no lack of production
facilities on the UBC campus for those
who want to produce educational
video programs that could be utilized^
on the Knowledge Network.
In addition to the facilities of the
Department of Biomedical
Communications in the basement of
the Woodward IRC, UBC's
Department of Audio-Visual Services <
in the Library Processing Centre has  *
new equipment and expanded services
that make it one of the best-equipped
educational production facilities in
Western Canada.
The audio-visual department's
production co-ordinator, Ross Nelsonjfc
says the department can create
virtually any type of program or
instructional aid in audio, video or
The department, he says, is
particularly interested in working wit}j
departmental committees involved in a
the improvement of teaching skills and
the development and upgrading of
instructional aids.
Interested members of faculty who
want to know more about the
department's services should call        *'
228-5036. UBC Reports September 30, 1961
September 30
an historic date
Our beginnings . . .  UBC Fairview campus, 1915 to 1925
1 In the last 66 years, we've grown up.
In 1915 UBC opened its doors to 379
students on an operating budget of
$175,000. In 1980-81, we served almost
100,000 students, on an operating grant  of
2 Of those 100,000, more than 34,000
""are taking credit courses during the day or
at night, through winter, spring or summer
sessions, or by correspondence. UBC now
has the second largest full-time enrolment
of university students anywhere in Canada.
3 The original staff of 34 facdty
-ihembers has expanded as well. Full-time
teaching staff number 1,900, with slightly
fewer than that number teaching part-
4 A committee appointed in 1932 to
investigate B.C. finances and recommend
economies (things were not so different
jtthen) suggested that consideration be given
to closing UBC and providing students with
scholarships to attend other Canadian
universities. The government rejected the
5 Since its beginning in 1915, UBC has
awarded more than 100,000 degrees.
6 It's not easy to be admitted as a
student to UBC. Entrance requirements for
first year students as of September 1981 are
among the stiffest in Canada.
. 7 The residences at UBC house 3,400
gle students and 393 couples or families,
aking it the second largest university
dormitory operation in Canada.
8    UBC faculty members volunteer their
expertise to some 400 groups each year
through the UBC Speakers' Bureau, giving
talks on everything from acupuncture to
rzoning. More than 900 topics are currendy
bffered. If you need a speaker for your
organization call the Speakers' Bureau, run
by UBC's Alumni Association, at 228-3313.
9 In 1981, 21 members of the provincial
legislature were UBC grads.
Ifi From one senior citizen to another: If
you're 65 or over, you can take credit
courses free at UBC.
11 More than 3,400 credit courses are
available at UBC.
12 We're constantly changing to keep up
to date. In a recent four-year period, UBC
dropped 745 courses from its programs and
introduced a thousand new ones.
13 The UBC campus now covers 396
hectares (990 acres). Its location on Point
Grey, originally a federal defence preserve,
was set aside in 1910, and UBC moved to
that site in 1925.
14 UBC has graduated 9,024 engineers,
765 architects, 1,153 business
administrators, 407 dentists, 15,010
teachers, 1,518 foresters, 1,570 home
economists, 4,256 lawyers, 1,190 librarians,
1,800 doctors, 1,876 nurses, 1,207
pharmacists, 574 occupational and physio
therapists and 1,541 social workers.
15 More than 90 per cent of all UBC
grads are living and working in Canada;
more than 80 per cent are in British
16 One of the largest continuing
education programs IN THE WORLD is
conducted by UBC, with more than 94,000
registrations last year alone.
17 There are 327 buildings on the
campus, some permanent, some
18 "Temporary"? UBC defines that word
as "WW II huts moved to campus to make
temporary classrooms for returned vets in
the late '40s and still very much in use 30
years later." As humorist (and UBC grad)
Eric Nicol has quipped — they've seen more
service in the war against ignorance than
they ever saw in the war against Hitler.
19 Since 1928, UBC students while on
campus have contributed more than $6.6
million to funding of 12 major buildings,
including Brock Hall, the War Memorial
Gym, Place Vanier Residence,
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre, the
Student Union Building and, most
recendy, the Aquatic Centre.
20 The Aquatic Centre, winner of the
1978 gold medal for international nonresidential pools, devotes about 49 per cent
of its schedule to community swim
21   Only three per cent of nearly 3,000
UBC grads who received their degrees in
1980 were found to be unemployed in a
recent survey carried out by the University.
*2  Prince Charles is the proud owner of a
UBC engineering jacket, presented to him
on April 1, 1980. (No foolin'.)
23 UBC's geology museum, the M.Y.
Williams, contains the largest and most
comprehensive mineral collection in B.C.,
as well as the province's only dinosaur
skeleton (Lambeusaurus).
24 The average age of students at UBC is
increasing. About a third of all UBC
students now are older than 25.
25 Part-time students are also on the
increase. 16 per cent of the daytime winter
session students are at UBC on part-time
basis, compared to 5 per cent a decade
September 30, 1981
marks the 66th anniversary
of the start of classes at
UBC. To mark the occasion
we 'd like to share "66 Facts
about UBC" with you.
Although UBC is young by
university standards, much
has been achieved since that
first year. We look forward
with anticipation and
excitement to the
achievements which the
future surely will bring.
Douglas T. Kenny
26 The Museum of Anthropology on
campus houses one of the world's largest
collections of Northwest Coast Indian
artifacts, including totem poles, Indian
houses, jewelry, masks and feast dishes.
Every one of the 11,000 pieces is labelled,
catalogued and on public display in unique
visible storage shelves.
27 Now that there's a safe place for the
rare treasures of collectors, important
donations to the museum are swelling the
UBC collections. Since the museum opened
in 1976, 3,241 rare and beautiful artifacts
have been given to the Museum of
28 An American librarian was detained
for three weeks as a spy by police in
Germany on the eve of the First World
War when a plan for the UBC campus was
found in his luggage.
UBC classrooms haye improved since students gathered in this laboratory UBC Reports September 30, 1981
29 Yukoners don't have to come to
Vancouver for three years to get a
Bachelor of Education (Elementary)
degree. The first and third years of this
UBC program are now offered in
Whitehorse. Students spend their second
year on the UBC campus.
30 More than 15,000 people —from school
kids to seniors —visit the 5,157 hectare
(that's 20 square miles, for us non-metric
types) UBC research forest in Maple Ridge,
about two hours' drive from the campus,
each year. Special tours can be arranged
for school groups —call 46S-8148.
31 Probably one of the worst locations for
a fine arts gallery is found at UBC,
underground since 1948 in a corner of the
basement of the Main Library. (You can
carry this "biggest, best" stuff only so farl)
In spite of the location, some seven
exhibitions ranging from classical to
modern are mounted each year.
32 The UBC Conference Centre, which
uses the University residences during the
summer months, attracted some 20,000
conference delegates and their families last
summer. Money made by the Conference
Centre during the summer subsidizes the
cost of residence accommodation for
students during the winter.
33 UBC chemist Jim Kutney has
successfully recreated in his lab natural
chemicals that had been derived at great
expense from plants for use as cancer
drugs. Using his method, other scientists
can now produce drugs which don't occur
in nature at all, and whose anti-cancer
properties may be much better than those
of natural drugs.
34 Native Indians have access to a special
program at UBC so that they can train to
UBC Point Grey campus in 1925
be teachers in schools in B.C. For two
years they attend classes near their homes
in Chilliwack, North Vancouver, Terrace
and Kamloops. Their last two years are
spent on campus.
35 Senior dental students in UBC's
Faculty of Dentistry provided free dental
services to 1,102 Lower Mainland school
children in the summer of 1981, services
which would have cost more than
36 A man with a mattock can plant 700
tree seedlings a day. UBC forester Jack
Walters invented a replanting gun now
being used commercially that shoots
seedlings in plastic bullets into the ground
at a rate of 2,600 a day, and is now
adapting an all-terrain vehicle mounted
with self-loading guns for use in replanting
B.C.'s forest lands.
37 About 47 per cent of all
undergraduate students at UBC, and 41
per cent of those registered for master's
deerees, are women.
38 Eye doctors in UBC's Faculty of
Medicine visit the Keewatin district in
Canada's north to diagnose and treat eye
disease among Eskimos. They provide the
same service to the citizens of Fort St.
lohn, B.C.
39 As near as we can figure it rains 54.13
per cent of the winter session days on the
UBC campus. But then, think how
depressing that would be if you had to
shovel itl
40 A high-powered lamp which could
revolutionize stadium and industrial
lighting had its beginnings in a UBC
physics lab. The lamp, an off-shoot of
basic research in the field of plasma
physics and now being produced by a B.C.
company, is so efficient that four could
replace the 432 lights now used to
illuminate Empire Stadium in Vancouver,
and 16 of them could replace the 1,033
lamps in Montreal's Olympic Stadium.
41 UBC has the second largest library in
Canada. Only the University of Toronto
has a larger one. The library can be used
by anyone, UBC student or not, and
reference staff is available to help.
42 You can u^ ^e UBC library without
even coming to the campus because UBC is
part of a provincial library system that
allows other libraries to borrow materials.
UBC sent more than 24,000 books or
photocopies to other libraries in B.C. last
43 UBC pharmacists and doctors have
developed a Poison Information Centre
that provides instant help to physicians
throughout B.C. treating patients who
have taken poisonous substances.
44 UBC ranks second in Canada among
universities for research grants from federal
45 Cancer patients are undergoing
radiation treatment at the TRIUMF
cyclotron on the UBC campus, one of three
such cyclotrons in the world.
46 In 1958 UBC librarian Douglas Kaye
sold for 10 cents apiece the 78 rpm records
donated to the UBC library in the '30s,
bought some LP albums and began what is
now a collection of 35,000 records —UBC's
Wilson recordings collection in Sedgewick
Library. $25 buys a year's borrowing
privileges, $5 for seniors, faculty, students
and staff.
Students gather for campaignUt
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\ketball team
— 1919
UBC Reports September 30, 1981
47 To meet coal research needs as coal
becomes an increasingly important source
of energy, UBC is building a $2.7 million
laboratory centre for coal and mineral
processing, the only such facility in
48 UBC engineering students have built
and won prizes for an urban car —the
Wally Wagon —which won the 1972 urban
vehicle design award in Detroit, and an
electric car controlled by an award-winning
micro-processor and powered by lead-acid
49 Ten years ago, women made up less
than one per cent of UBC students
studying engineering. This year there are
120 women, or 7.4 per cent, in graduate
and undergraduate engineering programs.
50 The new Asian Centre on campus
houses the Asian studies division of UBC's
library — books and periodicals in Chinese,
Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, and Indie
languages —as well as offices and a small
performance centre for cultural events.
51 Each year UBC's music department
puts on about 140 recitals, all of them
open to the public and most of them free
of charge.
52- The lives of a number of British
Columbians have already been saved by a
discovery of Prof. Charles Culling in UBC's
Department of Pathology. He has
discovered a method of examining cancers
in the lung, liver or other parts of the body
to tell whether they were caused by an
undetected original cancer in the intestine.
His test has been adopted by doctors
around the world.
53.  UBC's computer, an Amdahl V8, is
one of the largest computers available
today. More than 200 people can be using
it at any one time.
54 UBC's Department of Plant Science
and the Botanical Garden answer 40 to 50
questions a day from people with plant and
garden problems through their phone-in
"Hortline" service. Everything from warts
on your apples to bugs on your ficus can
be diagnosed and a cure prescribed. Call
the Hortline at 228-5858.
55 Located on the UBC campus to help
train health professionals are a 240-bed
acute care unit, a 300-bed extended care
unit and a 60-bed psychiatric unit —all
part of UBC's Health Sciences Centre
56 The annual Arts relay race was first
run in 1920, when the University was still
located on what is now VGH land, in a bid
to gain support for a campus at Point
Grey. The race was kept up until 1940 and
then was revived in 1969 when the original
trophy was found under 30 years of dust in
a closet at UBC. More than 700 students
now take part.
57. UBC has the oldest school of nursing
in the Commonwealth, established in 1919.
There were three graduates in the first
class —class of '23.
58 UBC enrols more blind students than
any other university in Canada. A library
branch especially designed for them —the
Crane Library —has books in braille or
large print, or recorded on tape. It's the
only such facility in B.C.
59 There are more than 13,000 kinds of
plants at the Botanical Garden at UBC.
60 UBC employs more than 6,000 people
in teaching and non-teaching roles full-
time and another 1,600 people teaching
part-time. This makes it one of B.C.'s
largest employers and injects a total salary
figure, including employee benefits, of
$149 million into the provincial economy.
61 the two millionth volume added to
the UBC library collection was the Atlas of
British Columbia: People, Environment
and Resource Use, written by Dr. A.L.
Farley of UBC's Department of Geography
and published by UBC Press, the
University's publishing house.
62 The UBC Press, established in 1971,
has published 93 titles to date, and in 1980
alone sold 20,000 books in 49 countries
throughout the world. It's the largest
university press west of Ontario.
63 If you've questions on food additives,
processing, quality, grading, preservation
or how long food can be stored safely, ask
the UBC students in Food Science. They
operate a year-round telephone
service—call 228-5841.
64 The purchasing department at UBC
spends in excess of $40 million a year,
making UBC the third biggest public buyer
in the province. Only the provincial and
federal governments buy more in B.C.
65 In October, 1981, the province-wide
educational television system known as the
Knowledge Network will move to the UBC
campus, where it will beam credit and non-
credit programs to all parts of the province.
The network's system is capable of reaching
nearly 70 per cent of all households in the
66 The best cinnamon buns west of Blanca
Street are made in the basement of the
Student Union Building, by Mr. Chu Wing,
following the same recipe that's been used
for the last 20 years. Baking the 150 dozen
buns daily begins at four o'clock in the
morning so they'll be ready for starving
consumers at 7:45 a.m.
UBC campusjas it is today UBC Report! September 30, 1981
Some contacts you may find useful
Serving you
• The Student Counselling and
Resources Centre offers a variety
of services to students including
career and personal counselling,
career and educational aptitude
testing, orientation for students
who are new to the campus, and a
resource centre where students can
obtain information about past
exams, volunteer positions and
other campus and community
resources. The centre also provides
workshops on study skills, job-
search techniques, career
exploration, personal growth and
assertiveness training. Special
services are offered for
handicapped students enrolled at
UBC. The centre is located on the
main floor of Brock Hall. For
information, call 228-3811.
• The Awards and Financial Aid
Office, located in Room 50 of the
New Administration Building,
administers scholarship, bursary
and loan programs at the
University and advises students on
financial matters. For details, call
• Speakeasy, located on the main
floor of the Student Union
Building, is a crisis and
information centre run by student
volunteers. If you're looking for
information, or just want someone
to talk to, Speakeasy is open from
9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday to
Friday. Speakeasy volunteers also
provide a typist and tutorial centre
for people offering or requiring
these services. Telephone,
• The Canada Employment Centre,
located in Brock Hall, lists part-
time jobs for students and arranges
interviews for graduating students
with potential employers. Career
and labor-market information is
also available. For details, call
• UBC has several child care centres
located in the Acadia Camp
residential area which cater to
children from 18 months to five
years of age. For details, call
•   UBC's library system is
decentralized into 13 branches and
numerous reading rooms, and
contains 2.5 million volumes. The
main units are:
Main Library (228-2077),
Sedgewick Library (228-3098),
Woodward Library (228-2762) and
the Law Library (228-4238). For
information on the University
library system, call 228-2077.
• The Women Students' Office
counsels women students and
prospective students with personal,
academic, financial, social and
career concerns. The office is
located in Room 203 of Brock
Hall. You can contact them at
1981 UBC students take a break between classes
• The Fine Arts Gallery, located in
the basement of the Main Library,
presents exhibitions year-round.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through
Saturdays. For information, call
228-2759. You can also view
displays in the SUB Art Gallery,
located on the main floor of the
Student Union Building.
• UBC's Department of Music puts
on about 140 recitals a year, most
of them free of charge. These
concerts, which frequently feature
faculty members and students from
the music department, are open to
the public. For information on
these events, check the weekly
listings in the UBC Calendar and
on notice boards around campus,
or call 228-3113.
• If you enjoy live theatre, check
campus listings for information
about the regular winter season of
plays at the Frederic Wood
Theatre. Several productions will
also be staged in the Dorothy
Somerset Studio this winter. For
theatre information, call 228-2678
or drop by Room 207 of the
Frederic Wood Theatre Building.
• The Museum of Anthropology
houses one of the world's largest
collections of Northwest Coast
Indian artwork and artifacts. The
museum is open from noon to 9
p.m. on Tuesdays, noon to 5 p.m.
from Wednesdays through Sundays
and is closed Mondays. For
information on museum displays
and activities, call 228-5087.
• UBC's International House
sponsors a variety of events
throughout the winter to provide
opportunities for Canadians to
come in contact with international
students. International House
activities are open to the public as
well as to students. For
information, call 228-5021.
• The M.Y. Williams Geology
Museum contains the largest and
most comprehensive mineral
collection in B.C. as well as the
province's only dinosaur skeleton
(Lambeusaurus). The museum is
open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
weekdays. Telephone, 228-5586.
• The Centre for Continuing
Education offers credit, non-credit
and professional courses in a wide
variety of areas. For information,
call 228-2181.
•   UBC offers one of the most
extensive athletic programs in
Canada for competition and
recreation. For details on athletic
events, call the Athletic Office, at
228-6808 or Retreation UBC, at
• The Department of Traffic and
Security administers traffic
regulations approved by the UBC
Board of Governors and supervises
on-campus security. The office is
open 24 hours a day, seven days a
week for security services. Traffic
matters are handled from 7 a.m.
to 6 p.m., Monday through
Friday. Telephone, 228-4721.
• The Lost and Found is located in  4|
Room 164 of Brock Hall. The ^
office is open on a limited basis —
Wednesdays from 12:30 to 3:30
p.m. and Thursdays from 11:30
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — but hours
should expand later in the year.
For information, call 228-5751.
• The Student Health Services,
located in Room M-334 of the
Acute Care Unit, provides
complete medical facilities for
students on campus. Winter hours
for the office are 7:45 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday to Friday. You can
reach them at 82-7011. UBC Reports September 30, 1981
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(a) double-digit inflation;
(b) operating grants from
government that have fallen
significantly below what the University
has requested; and
(c) the University does not have the
same ability as most of industry to
offset rising costs with rising
productivity — there are few, if any,
shortcuts to producing highly educated
Let me say a few words on this last
The University of British Columbia
has become a great university, largely
through its firm commitment to
quality. It will be able to retain that
stature only by continuing to insist on
quality. Some of the difficult planning
choices that confront the University
would be eased superficially if the
University were to accept lowering of
scholarly standards. But the long-term
academic interests of the University,
the province and the nation will not
be served by letting our standards slip.
Quality education is expensive. But
then, one must ask: What are the costs
of having mediocre higher education?
Without a strong commitment to first-
class higher education, British
Columbia will be condemned to a
second-class future.
Let me make a few observations
about operating grants from the
government. From fiscal year 1975-76
to 1981-82, the cumulative shortfall
between grant requested and grant
received has been close to $90 million.
The shortfall for the current year was
over $8 million. I know, and I am sure
the Board knows, that the requested
grants have always been on the fiscally
prudent and conservative side.
Do these shortfalls convey a message
to the University?
e provincial government in recent
years seems to be saying: "We can
afford some higher education, but not
too much." Governments can readily
contract publicly-funded institutions
by stopping to feed their financial
Obviously, the University must seek
to demonstrate to the province that
the need for higher education is as
important as many other public
priorities and that the University will
return invaluable economic and social
benefits in exchange for the province's
investment. Perhaps we have not
sufficiently communicated to the
public and the government the social,
cultural and economic benefits of the
University. I would welcome any
suggestions on how the University may
place this issue before the public and
the government.
In making suggestions, however,
remember that all governments are
being told to curb their spending and
to stop attempting to balance their
budgets on the taxpayer's back.
I know that the continued shortfall
in grants is of concern to you. This
University had to remove from
continuing operating costs in the last
five fiscal years approximately $7
million, because operating grants had
not kept pace with inflation of salaries
and non-salary costs. Obviously, such
retrenchments are fraying our
shoestring budget and are bringing on
academic malnutrition.
Our retrenchments were not
delusions. They were real. And they
have threatened the whole academic
The belt-tightening had already
begun in 1976, and by 1980 the
academic ribs could be counted. The
cumulative effect of this compression
of funds, plus the announcement of an
11.83 per cent increase in the 1981-82
operating grant, which, incidentally, is
totally inadequate to meet salary and
wage increases and the higher costs of
materials and supplies, adds up to a
financial crunch of major proportions.
Higher education is not a source of
inflation; it is a victim of inflation.
Inflation has drastically increased our
operating costs, but our income has
not increased correspondingly.
Inflation is the heaviest tax we have,
for we have no direct control over
many of our costs. University costs
follow the inflationary spiral upward.
About 15 per cent of the total cost
of running the University is in non-
salary items. Many of these expenses
are virtually non-controllable costs,
such as heat, light, water, insurance,
telephone, paper, books and so forth.
For 1982-83 the University has
estimated an inflation factor on four
distinct components of its budget as
(a) utilities 25%
(b) books and periodicals 22.5%
(c) scientific equipment 17.5%
(d) other supplies 13%
The inflation on supplies will add
about $4.7 million to our operating
costs in 1982-83. And this brings me
to an assessment of the financial
consequences of the arbitrator's award
for faculty salaries in 1981-82.
As I said, the University received an
increase in the 1981-82 operating
grant for general purposes of 11.83%.
This represented the limit of the
University's ability to pay salary
increases in 1981-82. Accordingly, the
University's final offer to the Faculty
Association was a salary increase of
12% for continuing members, which
included 3% for career adjustments.
The arbitrator, Mr. Bird, awarded
an across-the-hoard increase of 18% in
addition to the 3% for career
advancement adjustments. Thus, the
shortfall is 9% of the salary base and
associated fringe benefits for
continuing members of the bargaining
unit, i.e. 9% of $80,405,000 or
Hence there is an annual shortfall of
over $7 million. While Mr. Bird's
appreciation of the need for
substantially higher salaries for faculty
may be commended, the award totally
ignores the University's financial
realities, not to mention the serious
impact which it must have on the
quality of our academic programs.
I have taken three steps to assure
that the additional costs and
commitments arising from the
arbitrator's award can be met. First, I
recommended to the Board of
Governors that they request the
shortfall of over $7 million from the
Universities Council in order to
maintain the integrity and excellence
of existing programs.
While I am confident that the
Univejreity and the Universities Council
can and will make a strong case for a
higher level of government support, I
cannot be too optimistic that the
government will bail us out.
We have entered a period of
financial stringency. If the government
fails to respond favorably to our
request, then we will have to trim our
programs to fit our financial resources.
Second, I have taken steps to cope
with the immediate shortfall this fiscal
year and to minimize its effect on
requirements for future years. Various
budget control policies have been
implemented to see us through the
current year without a deficit and over
the long run to adjust commitments so
that they are consistent with expected
revenues. I fully recognize that these
belt-tightening policies are
academically painful, but they are
necessary to avoid a deficit — which
we are not permitted to incur.
Third, and for the longer term, I
am in the process of appointing a
committee to advise me on the nature
and location of retrenchments that
may be necessary. I hope this
committee will never have to make its
recommendations to me. For if they
do, succeeding generations will be the
losers even more than we ourselves.
The maintenance of quality
universities is one of the few
investments we can make in the future
of society. Such an investment must
not be thwarted.
Thank you.
UBC Calendar Deadlines
For events in the weeks of Oct. 18 and Oct. 25,
material must be submitted not later than 4 p.m.
on Oct. 8.
Send notices to Information Services, 6328
Memorial Rd. (Old Administration Building). For
further information, call 228-3131.
The Vancouver Institute.
Saturday, Oct. 3
Practical Medicine and
the Developing World.
Dr. Alexandre
Minkowski, Hopital Port
Royal, Paris.
I Saturday, Oct. 10
I The Opera — an Exotick
and Irrational
Entertainment. Prof.
French Tickner,
Department of Music,
Both lectures in Lecture Hall 2, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 8:15 p.m.
Cancer Research Seminar.
Culture and Viral Transformation of the Rat
Ovarian Surface Epithelium. Anne Adams,
anatomy department graduate student, UBC.
Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer Research Centre,
601 W. 10th Ave. 12:00 noon.
UBC Trombone Choir.
Douglas Sparkes, director. Program to be
announced. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Mining and Mineral Process
Engineering Lecture.
Stabilization of Mineral Suspensions (For Slurry
Pipeline Transport). Prof. Frank F. Apian,
Pennsylvania State University, University Park,
PA. Room 317, Frank Forward Building.
1:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Laboratory Courses in Mechanical Engineering
at UBC: Where We Are and Where We Are
Going. Dr. H.R. Davis. Room 1215, Civil and
Mechanical Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Management Science Seminar.
Prof. Y. Tauman, Graduate School of
Management, Northwestern University.
Penthouse, Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
A Mapping on an Interval Related to the Forced
Van der Pol Relaxation Oscillator. Prof. Johan
Grasman. Mathematics, UBC. Room 104,
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
Uncoupler Resistance in Bacteria: Dulling
Occam's Razor? Dr. Ted Sedgewick. Lecture
Hall 4, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. 4:30 p.m.
International House.
Probada de Vinos. Sample the produce of
famous Spanish and Chilean vineyards. This is
the first of the Spanish Conversation Evenings to
be held every Monday. Gate 4, International
House. 7:00 p.m.
Faculty Women's Club.
Opening meeting and get-acquainted gathering.
There will be no guest speaker as registration for
the 23 interest groups will take place. All
women faculty and wives of faculty members
welcome. Babysitting available. Cecil Green
Park. 10:00 a.m.
Botany Seminar.
A New Look at the Young Embryo of Pinus. Dr.
H. Singh, University of Victoria. Room 3219,
Biological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Freesee Film Series.
The New Found Land, the first in this series
with the general title America — A Personal
History of the United States. Auditorium,
Student Union Building. 12:30 p.m.
Classics Lecture.
Delphi in Greek Politics. Prof. George Forrest,
Wykeham Professor of Ancient History, Oxford
University. Room 100, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
International House.
Film Series '81. Today's films are Maori Today
and Otago. Admission is free. Room 400,
International House. 12:30 p.m.
Mining and Mineral Process
Engineering Seminar.
The Significance of Coal Preparation in the
Development of Coal Resources. Prof. Frank F.
Apian, Pennsylvania State University, University
Park, PA. Room 317, Frank Forward Building.
1:30 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar.
A Power System Physical Model and Some
Results on the Topic of Power System Dynamics
Using This Model. Liu Chu, Chinese Visiting
Scholar in Electrical Engineering. Room 402,
Electrical Engineering Building. 1:30 p.m.
Health Care and Epidemiology
Contraception: 100 Years of Advocacy and
Opposition in Perspective. Mary Bishop,
research associate, Health Care and
Epidemiology. Room 112, James Mather
Building. 4:00 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar.
Teaching Chemistry in a Liberal Arts Setting —
Experiences in Interdisciplinary Studies. Dr.
Glen E. Rodgers, Allegheny College, Meadville,
PA. Room 126, Chemistry Building. 4:30 p.m.
International House.
Film Series '81. Tonight's films are Maori Today
and Otago. Admission is free. Room 400,
International House. 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Beethoven and Bartok. Purcell String
Quartet, with Sydney Humphries, and Bryan
King, violin; Philippe Etter, viola; and Ian
Hampton, cello. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
World University Services Film.
When People Awake. Film looks at the historical
development of Chile's social class structure and
politics. Room 205, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Hewitt Bostock Memorial Lecture.
Visiting writer Earle Birney will give a reading
of his poetry. Admission is free. Room 106,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Anatomy Seminar.
Studies of Chloride Conductance in Muscle. Dr.
P.C. Vaughan, Physiology, UBC. Room 37,
Block B, Medical Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Germanic Studies Lecture.
German author Reinhard Baumgart will deliver
a lecture in German on "Thomas Manns
Tagebucher: ein Roman ohne Autor. Room
2230, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
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Germanic Studies Film.
Showing of Reinhard Baumgart's "Essay-Film
Die Wahlvertvandtschaften. Ein Traktat mit
Personen. Room 308, Library Processing Centre.
2:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
The Euler-Lagrange Equations and Optimal
Estimation of the Multivariate Normal Mean.
Prof. Len Haff, Mathematics, University of
California at San Diego. Room 214, Geography
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Biophysics Group Seminar.
Mathematical Modelling of Nonlinear Waves of
Spreading Cortical Depression. Room 201,
Hennings Building. 4:00 p.m.
Faculty Recital.
Music by UBC composers Chatman, Goldberg,
Pentland, Weisgarber and Wilson. Hans-Karl
Piltz, viola, and Robert Rogers, piano. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Germanic Studies Film.
Showing of Reinhard Baumgart's "Essay-Film"
Die Wahlverwandtschaften. Ein Traktat mit
Personen. Room 308, Library Processing Centre.
12:30 p.m.
Classics Lecture.
Athenian Politics: 508-480: A Study in Method.
Prof. George Forrest, Wykeham Professor of
Ancient History, Oxford University. Room 100,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Literary Dramatization and
Abby Hagyard, playwright and actress will
present a dramatization of Dorothy Parker's
short story Big Blonde. For more information,
call the Women Students' Office at 228-2415.
Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Women Studies Lecture.
Women in the Vietnamese Revolution. Dr.
Kathleen Gough, Anthropology, UBC. Room
203, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Faculty Association General Meeting.
Room 100, Mathematics Building. 1:00 p.m
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Magnetic Properties of Rare-Earth Systems with
Low Ordering Temperatures. Verner Frank,
Technical University of Denmark. Room 318,
Hennings Building. 2:30 p.m.
Germanic Studies Seminar.
Seminar in German with Reinhard Baumgart on
his "Essay-Film" Die Wahlverwandtschaften. Ein
Traktat mit Personen. Penthouse, Buchanan
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
Physical Principles of NMR Imaging. Prof.
William Moore, Physics, University of
Nottingham, England. Room 201, Hennings
Building. 4:00 p.m.
SUB Films.
Ordinary People. Will also be shown at 7:00
and 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday,
Oct. 10 and at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11.
Auditorium, Student Union Building. 7:00 p.m.
Backgrounders on B.C. Economy.
The Stock Exchange. Robert Scott, President,
Vancouver Stock Exchange. The first in a nine-
week series. For registration information, call
228-2181, local 221. Room 226, Angus
Building. 7:30 p.m.
CUSO Information Night.
Returned volunteers will present a slide-tape
show on CUSO in West Africa. Recruitment
information will be available. Upper Lounge,
International House. 7:30 p.m.
AMS Concert.
Kim Carnes and Gary U.S. Bonds. Tickets at
AMS Box Office, CBO outlets and all
Woodward Stores. For information, call
228-5336. War Memorial Gym. 8:30 p.m.
UBC Thunderbird Hockey.
Thunderbird Invitational Tournament.
Continues Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct.
11. Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre.
Developmental Medicine Seminar.
Prader-Willi Syndrome. Dr. W.J. Tze,
Pediatrics, UBC. First Floor Seminar Room,
Willow Pavilion, VGH. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Report on the International Congress of Human
Genetics, Jerusalem, Israel, September, 1981.
Dr. P. MacLeod. Fourth Floor Conference
Room, Health Centre for Children, VGH.
1:00 p.m.
Canada West Soccer.
UBC Mens' Soccer team meets the University of
Calgary. Wolfson Field. 2:00 p.m.
AMS Concert.
Villains. Tickets available at AMS Box Office
and CBO outlets. For information, call
228-5336. Ballroom, Student Union Building.
8:00 p.m.
Humanities and Science Workshop.
Chronic Headache and Migraine Relief. Dr.
Robert Kohlenberg, clinical psychology.
University of Washington. For more
information, call the Centre for Continuing
Education at 228-2181. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UBC Thunderbird Football.
UBC meets the University of Saskatchewan.
Thunderbird Stadium. 2:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving. University Closed.
Neurological Sciences Seminar.
Biochemical, Behavioral and Electrocortical
Changes Following Lesions of the Magnocellula:
Forebrain Nuclei in the Rat. Prof. Giancarlo
Pepeu, Pharmacology, Institute of
Pharmacology, Florence. Lecture Theatre,
Acute Care Unit. 12:30 p.m.
International House.
Spanish Conversational Evening. No experience
necessary. Gate 4, International House.
7:00 p.m.
International House.
Film Series '81. Today's film is Sicily.
Room 400, International House. 12:30 p.m.
Freesee Film Series.
Home Away From Home, the second in this
series with the general title America — A
Personal History of the United States.
Auditorium, Student Union Building.
12:30 p.m.
International House.
Film Series '81. Tonight's film is Veneto and
Venice. Room 400, International House.
7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Gagnon, Beethoven, Messiaen, Lizst.
Louise Bessette, piano, winner of the 1981
E. Gre Competition. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Supercritical CO2 — A Tertiary Recovery
Process for Crude Oil. H. Campbell, Room 206,
Chemical Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Biophysics Group Seminar.
Membrane Current Voltage Relationships. Whai
and Why? Dr. P. Vaughan, Physiology, UBC.
Room 201, Hennings Building. 4:00 p.m.
Zoology Seminar.
Are Natural Populations of Birds Perfectly
Adapted? A Study of Territoriality and
Reproduction in the Song Sparrow. Dr. J.N.M.
Smith, Zoology, UBC. Room 2000, Biological
Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
UBC Contemporary Players.
Music of Albright, Milhaud, Webern, Britten,
Forsyth. Co-directed by Stephen Chatman and
Eugene Wilson. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering. James
Tsang, I.B.M., Yorktown Heights. Room 318,
Hennings Building. 2:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
Where From and How Old? Some Applications
of Physics to Archaeology. Prof. J.R. Prescott,
Physics, University of Adelaide, Australia. Room
201, Hennings Building. 4:00 p.m.
SUB Films.
Tess. Will also be shown at 6:45 and 9:45 p.m.
on Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17 and
at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18. Auditorium,
Student Union Building. 7:00 p.m.
Backgrounders on B.C. Economy.
Real Estate and Construction. Geoffrey Still,
President, A.E. LePage Ltd. Second in a nine-
week series. For information, call 228-2181,
local 221. Room 226, Angus Building. 7:30
Medieval Workshop.
A concert of late medieval music presented in a
workshop under direction of Thomas Binkley.
Recital Hall, Music Building. 8:00 p.m.
Medieval Workshop.
A concert of late medieval music presented in a
workshop under direction of Thomas Binkley.
Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Developmental Medicine Seminar.
Monoclonal Antibodies to Sperm Surface
Antigens. Dr. Gregory Lee, Obstetrics and
Gynecology, UBC. First Floor Seminar Room,
Willow Pavilion, VGH. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
7q-Clinical Presentation and Review. Dr. P.
MacLeod and Ms. B. Leighton. Fourth Floor
Conference Room, Health Centre for Children,
VGH. 1:00 p.m.
Canada West Soccer.
UBC Mens' Soccer team meets the University of
Victoria. Wolfson Field. 2:00 p.m.
UBC Public Affairs.
The Supreme Court Decision on the Canadian
Constitution Case. Prof. Robin Elliot, Law,
UBC with host Gerald Savory, UBC Centre for
Continuing Education. (Program will be
repeated Friday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m.) Channel
10, Vancouver Cablevision. 7:30 p.m.
UBC Contemporary Players.
Music of Albright, Milhaud, Webern, Britten,
Forsyth. Co-directed by Stephen Chatman and
Eugene Wilson. Recital Hall, Music Building.
8:00 p.m.
UBC Thunderbird Hockey.
Annual Alumni/Varsity Game. Thunderbird
Winter Sports Centre. 8:00 p.m.
UBC Thunderbird Hockey.
Annual All-Alumni Game. Thunderbird Winter
Sports Centre. 2:00 p.m.
World University Services.
Social evening — dinner and beer night. Room
207/209, Student Union Building. 5:00 p.m.
Faculty Club Oktoberfest Dinner
and Dance.
Traditional German food from the Wiesen of
Munich. Buffet dinner from 7 to 9 p.m.
Dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. Cost is
$16.85 per person. Reservations required.
7:00 p.m.
Notices. ..
Frederic Wood Theatre
Frederic Wood Theatre is presenting The
Caretaker by Harold Pinter. Performances begin
Wednesday, Sept. 23 and run through Saturday,
Oct. 3 (except Sunday). Admission is $5.50;
$3.50 for students. For tickets or information,
call 228-2678 or drop by Room 207 of the
Frederic Wood Theatre Building.
Student Counselling
The Student Counselling and Resources Centre
has moved from Ponderosa Annex F and is now
located on the main floor of Brock Hall.
Student Internships '81
Senior Arts students are encouraged to
participate in a non-paid study-related work
experience program in their area of academic
interest to develop skills and gain work
experience. To apply, drop by Room 213 of
Brock Hall, or call 228-3022.
Pipers and Drummers
Pipers and drummers among faculty, staff or
students at UBC interested in playing with the
Thunderbirds Pipe Band on campus are asked
to contact Dr. Edward Mornin, at 228-5140.
Highland dancers interested in performing on
campus are also asked to contact Dr. Mornin.
Term Paper Blues
This film, produced by a UBC student
filmmaker and filmed in Sedgewick Library, will
be shown Monday through Friday, Sept. 28 —
Oct. 2, 12:35 and 1:00 p.m. in Room 104,
Buchanan Building. Sponsored by UBC Library.
Main Library Display
Posters and other materials from Solidarity and
the Polish labor movement are on display in the
5th floor Main Library display case until the
middle of November.
Nitobe Garden Hours
From Oct. 13 to Nov. 8, the garden will be
open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, and
from 10 a.m. to half-an-hour before sunset on
This curling league is a mixed league open to
novice and experienced curlers. Curling will
begin Oct. 13 and take place Tuesdays from 5
to 7 p.m. For more information, call R. Taylor
at 228-4186 or J.F. Richards at 228-3453.
Badminton Club
UBC Faculty and Staff Badminton Club plays
on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 7:30 to
10:30 p.m. in Gym B of the Thunderbird
Winter Sports Centre. New members welcome.
TRIUMF Curling
The TRIUMF Curling Club curls Friday
evenings in the Thunderbird Winter Sports
Centre. Novice and experienced curlers ■
welcome. For more information, call John
Yandon at 228-4711 or 274-3110.
UBC Choral Union
Membership open to ail students and staff in the
University community. Credit available in most
departments. Rehearsals from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the
Recital Hall of the Music Building. For
information, call 228-3113 or come to rehearsal.
Blood Donor Clinics
Oct. 5-9 in Rooms 207/209, 211, 213, 215 of
the Student Union Building from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m.; Oct. 29 in the Conversation Pit of the
Student Union Building from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
Nov. 4 in Place Vanier Residence from 3 to 8
p.m.; and Nov. SO in Totem Park Residence
from 3 to 8 p.m.
Community Sport Services •
Adult Hockey Skills — Thursday evenings
beginning Oct. 15, seven weeks. Previous skating
or hockey experience required. Cost is $58. For
information, call 228-3688 on Tuesdays or
Fine Arts Gallery
Paintings of Imperial and Princely India will be
exhibited Oct. 7 to 31. UBC Fine Arts Gallery is
open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through
Saturday. For information, call 228-2759.
Toastmaster Clubs
Two new Toastmaster clubs are being formed
on campus, one for general faculty and one for
faculty and students in Law. The Walter Gage
Toastmaster Club was organized three years ago
and is flourishing. The clubs train members in
public speaking. The UBC Faculty Toastmasters
will meet Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. in CEME
2204, off the faculty lounge. For registration
information, contact Dr. Ralph Yorsh at
876-5131. Faculty of Law Toastmasters will
meet initially in SUB 206 at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 and '
Oct. 8. Regular meetings will be at 1 p.m.
Thursdays in the Law Building. Registration
and details from Nancy Jajic at 266-5929.
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