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Array Volume 30, Number 17
September 19, 1984
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The new housing development. Street in front is Fairview Crescent.
Expo helps pay for UBC housing
A joint agreement between the University
and the Expo 86 Corporation means that
an additional 780 students will have access
to affordable housing earlier than
originally planned.
Under the agreement, which will see
the construction of 187 townhouse units,
Fxpo 86 will lease the entire development
for one year from November, 1985, to house
individuals who will come to Vancouver to
staff international pavilions at the 1986
World Exposition. When the exposition
closes, the units, located on the east side of
the campus, will be available for student
UBC President George Pedersen said
the joint project would have both short and
long-term benefits for UBC and its student
"Expo's Financial contribution enables
the University to add immediately to its
slock of on-campus residence accommodation,
(hereby improving accessibility for out-of-
town students. On a long-range basis,
Expo's support makes the development
more secure financially. It allows the
University to continue planning future
housing by redeveloping the nearby
Acadia Camp housing site, much of which
is still occupied by housing units brought
to the campus after the Second World War."
Patrick Reid, Commissioner General of
the 1986 World Exposition, said the joint
project typifies the long-term benefits of
Expo 86.
"Prospective participants at Expo 86
have persistently asked us where their staffs
can be housed in pleasant, secure,
inexpensive surroundings where there can
be an international community atmosphere as well as a local, youthful one. The
best of all possible answers has now been
combined at the University of British
University, Science and Communications
Minister Pat McGeer described the
UBC-Expo housing agreement as "innovative,"
and as a tangible symbol of Expo's
"By guaranteeing paid occupancy for a
full year and thereby ensuring the financial
viability of the project. Expo 86 has been
instrumental in bringing 187 units of
affordable student housing on stream far
earlier than originally planned. Students
from this province, other parts of Canada
and from around the world will be able to
take advantage of comfortable, affordable
housing as a consequence of this
agreement. It is a mutually beneficial
relationship and one of which the
University of B.C. and Fjcpo 86 can be
The $10,390,000 construction contract
on the two- and three-storey townhouses,
that will accommodate groups of four, five
and six students, has been awarded to the
Coquidam firm of Gauvin Construction
Ltd. Work on the 4.5-acre site adjacent to
existing Acadia Park housing on the east
Please turn to Page 2
...see HOUSING
Faculty gets zero again
For the second year in a row, members
of UBC's Faculty Association have agreed to
a contract settlement that provides for no
salary increases and no scale increments or
merit adjustments.
As a result of the settlement approved in
August by mail ballot 1984-85 salaries of
faculty members will remain at 1982-83
Faculty Association president Prof. Elmer
Ogryzlo said that to the best of his
knowledge, UBC was once again the only
Canadian university at which professors
would receive no salary increase.
"Although university faculty elsewhere
may have agreed to a salary cut they have
.. . received their normal career progress
increments," Prof. Ogryzlo said.
"This has not been the case at UBC
where, in the last two years, the loss of
increments has resulted in sacrifices by
our faculty members which we believe are
well beyond those made by every other
university in Canada.
"In agreeing to forego our regular salary
increments we have taken a step that has
been taken by no other major public
sector group in B.C."
Continued underfunding of the .
University, Prof. Ogryzlo said, "will
inevitably weaken our ability to retain the
best faculty. The problem can only become
more serious as we see faculty salaries
increasing elsewhere in Canada and the
fail to
show up
First-vear registrations are down 700 at
UBC this vear, and this has caused a drop of
2 per cent in total enrolment.
Although enrolment in other years is up,
the overall daytime total as this week
began was 24,252, down 517 students from
the total at the same time a year ago of
Registrar Ken Young said he expected a
final daytime enrolment of 25,660, which
would be 500 fewer students than last vear.
He said the drop in enrolment would
mean a drop in tuition fee revenue of
about $600,000.
First-year enrolment stood at 3,273
Monday morning, down 700 students or
17.6 per cent from the same time a year
ago. The total is 13.8 per cent below UBC's
quota for first year of 3,800 students.
Mr. Young said that about one-third of
the students accepted for first year failed
to register, compared with a usual "no-show"
rate of 20 per cent
Enrolment at first-year level is also down
this year at Simon Fraser University and
the University of Victoria.
The general state of the provincial
economy, the change in provincial financial
aid that turned grants into loans, and
higher tuition fees are all seen as
contributing factors in the decline in
first-year enrolment.
Mr. Young said UBC's Student
Counselling and Resources Centre would
be contacting many of the "no-shows" next
month, attempting to find out why so many
accepted did not register.
In the Faculty of Arts at UBC, which last
year registered 1,546 new first-year
students, the quota this year was 1,500. The
number who actually registered was 1,280,
although 1,966 'authorization to register'
forms were issued.
In Science, the story was similar. The
quota was 1,400, authorizations totalled
1,830, and enrolment stands at 1,275.
On a percentage basis, the biggest
change from last year to this is in physical
education, which had 38 new first-year
students last year. This year, the total is 18.
Computing Centre
holds open house
The Computing Centre is holding an
Open House in their machine room on
Thursday, Sept. 20, from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Visitors will be able to see the mainframe
computers, the laser printers and other
equipment, and staff members will be on
hand to answer questions.
Starting point is Room 100, Computer
Sciences Building. Call 228-4783 for more
information. UBC Reports September 19,1984
3 department heads
appointed in Forestry
Three department heads have been
appointed in UBC's Faculty of Forestry —
the first full (five-year) appointments
following the 1982 decision to departmentalize the faculty.
Dr. J. Harry G. Smith, a 34-year member
of the UBC faculty, has been confirmed as
head of the Department of Forest Resources
Management; Dr. Denis P. Lavender of
Oregon Slate University joins UBC as head
of the Department of Forest Sciences; and
Dr. J. David Barrett of the Forintek Canada
Corp., a forest-product research firm on
the UBC campus, joins the faculty to head
the Department of Harvesting and Wood
Dr. Smith is a UBC graduate who
earned an honors Bachelor of Forestry
degree in 1949 and a Master of Forestry
degree the following year. He received his
Ph.D. degree from Yale University in 1955.
He joined the UBC forestry faculty in
1950, headed the forest management
division from 1980 to 1982 and has served
as acting head of the forest resources
management department since it was
formed in 1982.
His principal areas of research are tree
growth and yield and tree-ring analysis, a
method of studying the growth rings of a
tree cross-section to determine the effects
of climate and responses to treatment He
helped introduce the use of x-rays in
tree-ring analysis and initiated new ventures
such as the use of computers to simulate
tree and forest growth.
He was president of the Canadian
Institute of Forestry in 1980 and has served
as a consultant to several international
organization as as well as B.C. companies
and agencies.
Forestry faculty dean Dr. Robert Kennedy
said the appointment of Dr. Lavender as
head of the Department of Forest Sciences
would strengthen undergraduate and
graduate programs in silviculture. "As an
expert in forest renewal," Dean Kennedy
said, "Dr. Lavender is familiar with B.C.
problems through consultation roles with
the B.C. forests ministry."
Dr. Lavender earned a bachelor's
degree in forest management from the
University of Washington College of
Forestry in 1949, a master's degree in the
same subject from Oregon State College in
1958 and a Ph.D. in plant physiology from
Oregon State University in 1962.
He has been associated with the forestry
school at Oregon State University since
1961, with research interests in seeding and
seedling physiology and forest nursery
He was the co-author of a report on
improving reforestation and forest productivity in northern California and southern
Oregon. This 10-year, $15 million research
program is now under way.
Dr. Lavender, who will take up his UBC
duties on Jan. 1, 1985, has been active in
professional and scientific organizations. He
is a former president of the Northwest
Scientific Association and was elected a
fellow of the Society of American Foresters
in 1983.
Dr. Barrett, the new head of the
Department of Harvesting and Wood
Science, will contribute by enlarging
activities in harvesting and wood science "to
meet the demands of the forest industry
for improved productivity and value-added
products," Dean Kennedy said.
Dr. Barrett earned a bachelor's degree in
forest engineering from UBC in 1965 and
a Ph.D. from the University of California at
Berkeley in 1973. His research is on the
mechanical and physical properties of wood
and reliability of wood products.
He has had a long association with the
Western Forest Products Laboratory of the
federal government and its successor,
Forintek Canada Corp., the privatized
version of the laboratory located on the
UBC campus.
While serving as manager of the wood
engineering department and associate
director of the laboratory at Forintek, Dr.
Barrett has also been involved in teaching
and research programs in the UBC forestry
faculty and the Department of Civil
Engineering. He takes up his new UBC post
on Dec. 1.
Among his awards for research contributions are the Wood Award in 1970 of the
Forest Products Research Society for
outstanding research, and the 1977
Markwardt Award presented by the Society
for Testing and Materials.
He shared the latter award with Prof.
Richardo Foschi, who was then a
colleague at Forintek and who recendy
joined UBC's civil engineering department
Lord Byng
best in '83
Canadian writer Jeffrey Williams has
been named the winner of the University of
British Columbia's Canadian Biography
Award for 1983. The award, given annually
since 1952, is for Mr. Williams' book on
the life of Lord Byng.
Byng, a British army general in World
War I, was commander of the newly-formed
Canadian Corps which captured Vimy
Ridge. He served as Canada's Govenor-
General from 1921 to 1926.
The UBC biography medal is given each
year for the best book by or about a
Canadian published in the previous year.
Mr. Williams' book, entitled Byng of Vimy,
was also chosen for the Governor-General's
Award for Non-Fiction.
Canadian Literature, a UBC-based literary
magazine, said in announcing the award
that Mr. Williams' book is a "first-rate
account of Byng's life, with a lucid picture
of the pressures which beset the man in war
and peace. It could be characterized as
restorative biography because it clearly
advances the case for Byng in his disputes
with Mackenzie King; and described as
resting on sound research by an author
who thoroughly enjoys his subject."
Williams, who spent much of his life as
a Canadian soldier, says he wrote the book
for two distinct audiences—the military
profession and the general public.
The author is presently living with his
family in England.
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side of the campus is expected to begin
UBC's Department of Student Housing
and Conferences is one of five UBC units
called ancillary services — self contained
financial units which operate on an
annual break-even basis with revenues
paying for the replacement and upgrading
of facilities and the repayment of debt
UBC's long-range objective is to provide
housing for 25 per cent of its student body.
When complete, the Expo 86-UBC
development will mean that UBC will be
able to provide housing for about 20 per
cent of its students. Present residence
capacity is almost 4,000 students.
Dr. Neil Risebrough, Associate Vice-
President Student Services, told a news
conference Sept 13 that total cost of the
new development including furnishings,
would be about $14.3 million.
He said revenue from Expo would be
$4.4 million, of which about $1.5 million
would be profit to the University.
Dr. Risebrough said students will pay rent
of about $250 a month when they move in
in the fall of 1986, compared to about $460
a month that Expo tenants will pay.
He said the development had been
designed so that it could be converted to
family housing sometime in the future.
Faculty members wishing more information about the
following research grants should consult the Research
Services Grant Deadlines circular which is available in
departmental and faculty offices. If further
information is required, call 228-3652 (external grants)
or 228-5583 (internal grants).
October (application deadlines in brackets)
Agriculture Canada
— Extramural Research Grant (31)
Alberta Forest Service
— Forest Development Research Fund Grant
Alberta Heritage Fdn. for Medical Research
— Medical Research Fellowships (1)
American Chemical Society: PRF
— Research Type AC (1)
American Lung Association
— Training Fellowships (1)
— Trudeau Scholar Awards (1)
Arthritis Society
— Associateships Sc Assistantships (15)
— Fellowships (15)
— Research (15)
Association for Canadian Studies
— Intercultural/Interregional Enrichment (15)
AUCC: International Relations
— Canadian Studies Visiting Prof in Japan (1)
— International Scholarships Post Doctoral (31)
B.C. Cancer Foundation
— Travel Grant for Post-doctoral Fellows (15)
B.C. Health Care Research Fdn.
— Development Sc Training Fellowship (1)
— Research (1)
— Research Scholar Award (1)
B.C. Heart Foundation
— Clinical Fellowship in Cardiovascular
Disease (1)
B.C. Heritage Trust
— Historical Archaeological Program (1)
Cambridge Univ. (Peterhouse)
— Research Fellowships (25)
Canada Council: Killam Program
— I.W. Killam Memorial Prize (15)
— Killam Research Fellowship (15)
Canada Council: Writing/Public.
— Translation Grant (15)
Canada Mortgage Sc Housing Corp.
— Research Grants Type A (to $3500) (26)
Canadian Commonwealth Schol/Fell. Committee
— Research Fellowships (31)
— Visiting Fellowships (31)
Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Fdn.
— Fellowships for Training and Research (1)
— Research (1)
— Scholarship (1)
Educational Research Inst, of BC (ERIBC)
— ERIBC Major Research (Irani (1)
General Motors Cancer Res. F'dn.
— Research Prize (2)
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
— Guggenheim Fellowships (1)
Hannah Institute
— Publications Assistance (1)
1MASCO-CDC Research Foundation
— Research (1)
Industry Trade and Commerce
— Technological Innovation Studies (31)
— I'niv Course Development Grant (31)
International Development Research Centre
— Education Research Awards Program (30)
International Union Against Cancer
— Eleanor Roosevelt Cancer Fellowships (1)
— International Fellowships (1)
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
— JSPS Fellowship tor Research in Japan (1)
Japan World Esposn. Commemor. Fund
— International Projects (31)
Juvenile Diabetes Fdn. (US)
— Career Development Award (1)
— Postdoctoral Fellowships (1)
Kidney Foundation of Canada
— Research (15)
MRC: Grants Program
— Program Grants (1)
— Travel (1)
MRC: Special Programs
— Research for Dyskinesia Sc Torticollis (1)
— Symposia Sc Workshops (1)
Multiple Sclerosis Soc. Canada
— Career Development Grants (1)
— Postdoctoral Fellowships (1)
— Research (1)
— Research Studentships (1)
• National Defence Canada
— Military and Strategic Studies Program (10)
• National Inst, of Education (US)
— NIE Research Grants (6)
• National Kidney Foundation (US)
— Research Fellowships (1)
• National Research Council of Canada
— The Steacie Prize (4)
NSERC: Fellowships Division
— University Research Fellowship (11)
NSERC: Intl. Relations Division
— CIDA/NSERC Research Associates: LDC's
— Exch: Braz, Czech, Jap, Bulg, UK, Suisse, Ger
— International Collaborative Research (15)
— International Scientific Exchange Awards
— NSERC-Royal Society Exchange (15)
NSERC: Major Installation
— Major Installation (1)
Osgoode Society
— Fellowship in Canadian Legal History (15)
Secretary of State
— Bora Laskin Fellowship in Human Rights
— Canadian Ethnic Studies Program: Professorships (15)
— Canadian Ethnic Studies: Research (15)
SSHRC: Fellowships Division
— Faculty Leave Fellowships (1)
— Jules & Gabrielle Leger Fellowship (1)
SSHRC: Ind. Relations Division
— Aid to International Secretariats (1)
— Bilateral Exchange: China (1)
— Bilateral Schol. Exchange: Japan Sc
Hungary (1)
— Bilateral Scholarly Exchange: France (1)
— Grants to Canadian Scholars to Lecture
Abroad (1)
— International Collaborative Research (1)
— Visiting Foreign Scholars (1)
SSHRC: Research Communic. Div.
— Aid to Occasional Conferences (30)
SSHRC: Research Grants Division
— Research (15)
St. John's College
— Commonwealth Fellowship (I)
University of British Columbia
— UBC-NSERC Equipment Grant (1)
— UBC-SSHRC Travel Grant (10)
University of Southern California
— The John & Alice Tyler Energy/F.cology
Award (15)
University of Tasmania
— University Research Award (31)
Wesbrook Society (UBC)
— Project (1)
Woodward's Fdn. (Mr. & Mrs. PA.)
— Foundation Grants (1)
World Wildlife Fund (Canada)
— General Research (1)
Note: All external agency grant requests must be
signed by the Head, Dean, and Dr. R. I). Spratley.
Applicant is responsible for sending application to
school gets
longer name
A plea for "simplicity and elegance" as
criteria to be considered by academic units
that are considering changes of name was
entered at the Sept. 12 meeting to the
University Senate.
Prof. Jon Wisenthal of UBC's English
department, commenting on a proposal
by the Faculty of Arts to change the name of
its School of Librarianship to the School
of Library, Archival and Information
Studies, said it was "unfortunate" that each
time a name change came before Senate,
the new name was several times as long as
the old and tended to sound "a little less
He urged other academic units considering name changes to "consider simplicity
and elegance as criteria," a remark that
brought applause from senators.
In recommending the name change for
the School of Librarianship to Senate,
Dean of Arts Robert Will said the new name
more accurately reflects the programming
and courses offered in the school.
He said archival studies had been
added to the school's offerings in 1981 and
that presently, 41 of 69 schools of
librarianship have the words information
science or studies in their tide.
In addition to preparing students for
work in public, private and corporate
archives, new offerings prepare students
for careers in the information industry,
which includes publishers, broadcasters,
software writers, systems planners, information consultants and records managers.
The motion to change the school's name
passed without debate. UBC Reports September 19,1984
These 12 UBC athletes, all participants in the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, were the luncheon
guests of UBC's Board of Governors on Sept. 11 at Norman MacKenzie House. Congratulated
on their efforts were Pat Turner, Paul Steele and Tricia Smith, rowing; Hugh Fisher, kyak;
Bruce MacPherson and Rob Smith, field hockey; Ian Newhouse and Simon Hoogewerf, track
events; Helen Chow, swimming; Audrey Vandervelden, volleyball; Don Brien, canoeing; and
Rich Hansen, who took part in the wheelchair Olympics.
Financial statements revised
An expanded and more detailed set of
financial statements on UBC finances in the
1983-84 fiscal year will be available to a
wider campus audience this month.
The financial statements in their revised
format were approved by UBC's Board of
Governors when it met in August All that
stands in the way of their being issued
publicly is the receipt of an audit
certificate from the provincial auditor-
general, who is satisfied that the statements
present fairly the financial position of the
University, the Board was told.
Bruce Gellatly, UBC's vice-president for
administration and finance, said the
revised format of the statements conforms to
standards developed by the Canadian
Association of University Business Officers,
a national organization of university
administrative officers.
Mr. Gellatly plans to expand distribution of the statements this year to include all
UBC deans and department heads. A copy
will also be available in the University
Library for viewing by any member of the
University community and the public.
The series of schedules and statements
that make up the UBC Financial Statements
account for revenues and related
expenditures under separate fund headings
in accordance with objectives specified by
the donors, limitations imposed by sources
outside the University and determinations
made by the Board of Governors.
A balance sheet — Statement 1 — is a
consolidated statement of all UBC funds.
The schedules and statements that follow
provide the reader with details on income
and expenditure in such areas as research,
ancillary enterprises, capital spending,
student loans and endowment funds.
Also included is a schedule of general
purpose operating expenses which shows
how much each faculty and department of
the University spent on such things as
salaries and benefits, supplies and expenses,
travel and Computing Centre charges.
Here are some highlights from the
1983-84 financial statements.
• UBC's gross income from all sources was
$344 million. This figure includes general
purpose operating income of $214 million.
• Exclusive of benefits, UBC's total
salary bill in 1983-84 was $214 million and
included just over $110 million for
academic salaries, almost $91 million for
support staif salaries and $12.5 million in
payments to students. Expenditures on
scholarships, fellowships and bursaries to
students totalled just over $5 million and
expenditures on utilities for the campus
totalled almost $8.5 million.
Universities face more
unionization of TAs
Budgetary crises, reorientation of
university programs and priorities and other
shocks to the university system will raise
anxiety levels among Canadian graduate
students and lead to further unionization
of teaching assistants in the future.
This is the major conclusion of a paper
entitled "Teaching Assistant Unionization:
Origins and Implications,'' written by
UBC's dean of Education, Daniel Birch, and
Robert Rogow, a member of SFU's Faculty
of Business Administration. The article
appeared in a recent edition of the
Canadian Journal of Higher Education (Vol.
XIV, no. 1, 1984).
In a survey covering the period 1974 to
1980, when unions representing TAs were
certified at nine Canadian universities
(including UBC in 1980), the authors note
that unionized campuses were more likely
to be in urban and/or pro-unionization
settings, to have larger graduate student
populations and to face greater budgetary
Campuses on which unionization took
place "may also have been more
administratively decentralized," the authors
say, and "The universities in which TAs
initially unionized (Toronto and York) had
lower graduate student income and a
greater discrepancy between the incomes
of humanities and social sciences students
and those of others. These economic
contributors to unionization did not
characterize the universities in which TAs
unionized later."
The authors conclude that probably the
major factor in the emergence of TA
bargaining is favorable Canadian labor
legislation and its sympathetic interpretation
by labor relations boards in Ontario, B.C.
and Saskatchewan.
"This treatment has been more
favorable, and more consistendy favorable,
to unionization than has U.S. treatment,"
the authors add.
Later in the paper, the authors say it is a
matter of regret that a more searching
analysis of the potential impact of TA
unions on the university's teaching function
did not precede the decision of labor
boards to approve certification.
"The boards did not appear to believe
that there was sufficient uniqueness
associated with employee, employer, work
performed, or non-work relationships to
require such an analysis"...and "no
university has yet argued in a concerted
fashion that the graduate student/advisor
relationship must take precedence over the
employee/employer relationship or that
the very purpose of a university is
compromized when the contractual
regulation of the graduate TA's secondary
relationship with the university intrudes
upon the primary relationship."
A variety of circumstances and events,
unique to each university, triggered TA
unionization, the paper says, "...at Toronto
the extraordinarily large number of
combinations of TA duties and
compensation appears to have been the
salient factor... At Regina the fortuitous
presence of a small group of militant and
capable leaders appears to have been
crucial. At British Columbia the unusually
affluent position of TAs in one science
department appears to have been important
At Simon Fraser, the mix of fellowship and
salary components in the total compensation
was important"
In the pre-organizing period before
unionization, the paper says, several
universities made serious efforts to reform
and regularize TA employment, using
procedures involving consultation with
graduate student representatives.
"These centralizing efforts appear to have
foundered on the rock of departmental
autonomy," the authors add, "with the main
effect being to convince student leaders
that consultative procedures would not
solve TA's problems."
Unionized universities did not, on
balance, "treat their TAs worse than did
comparable non-unionized universities.
Our study suggests that TA unionization
was more a social-psychological phenomenon
than an economic one, more an
ideological demand for substantive equality
than a pragmatic demand for as much
money as the traffic would bear."
In summarizing, the authors say that
such factors as the relative weakness of TA
unionism, the difficult unionization
campaigns, the narrow electoral victories,
the evidence of large anti-bargaining
groups among graduate students "suggest
limited prospects for future unionization."
This would be reinforced "if university
administrations were to do a more
vigorous job... in communicating to graduate
students and in providing them with
trustable avenues for redress of grievances,
and if anti-collective bargaining graduate
students were to be less inept than they
have been in mobilizing their supporters
at the ballot box."
Offsetting these negative factors,
however, "is the fact that TA bargaining is
now an accepted institutional reality, with
collective agreement achievements to point
to, unions with dues income to support
unionization drives, and the clear support
of Canadian public policy."
In addition, future budgetary crises,
reorientations of university programs and
priorities, and other shocks to the university
system will "periodically raise graduate
student anxiety levels," with the result that
"the probability of further unionization
remains high."
Distance learning now can lead to BA degree
"I predict that in the very near future the
Opening Learning Institute will have the
largest number of registrations of any
institution in British Columbia."
Pat McGeer, University, Science and
Communications Minister, said this at a
news conference on Sept 7, when he
announced details of the province's Open
University Consortium, or Home Campus
He said that it is now possible "for all
British Columbians to receive a bachelor's
degree without ever setting foot on a
university campus."
The new program has been made
possible through the cooperation of the
OLI, the Knowledge Network and the
province's three universities.
More than 240 distance education
courses have been prepared by the
universities and the OLI, and many include
supporting material broadcast by the
Knowledge Network, which now reaches
almost 250 communities in the province.
These courses make a bachelor's degree a
practical proposition for students anywhere in the province. The degree would
be an OLI degree, which Dr. McGeer said
would be equal to any university degree.
He said he expected an OLI degree to
carry the same weight with the University of
Toronto, the University of Alberta or with
other schools as would a UBC, SFU or UVic
degree. "There is no doubt in my mind
that OLI graduates will receive equal
A calendar has been prepared by the
Open University Consortium of B.C.
giving course details, number of credits and
course fees. Also shown is the school that
prepared the course, and the corresponding
course at that institution. Courses
numbered in the 100s are first-year, 200s
second year and 400s third and fourth
The Consortium course ENGL 410, The
Structure of Modem English, for example,
is a UBC-prepared course and its
equivalent at UBC is the 3-unit English 329.
It carries six credits in the Consortium
program offered by OLI. Course fee is $264
for tuition and materials, excluding texts.
An OLI BA degree requires 120 credits
(the equivalent of 20 3-unit courses at
UBC) and may be taken in general studies
or administrative studies. Up to 90 of the
required 120 credits may be transferred
from another institution.
Principal Ron Jeffels of OLI said the
Open University Consortium meant that
the pool of OLI courses "has exploded". He
said only 50 could be offered by OLI
without the help of the universities.
A Consortium Advisory Board of
Directors is chaired by Andy Soles, acting
deputy minister of universities, science
and communications and is composed of
two representatives from each of the five
member institutions. UBC's members are
Dr. Robert Smith, Vice-president Academic,
and Dr. Don Russell, Associate Vice-
President Academic.
Despite Dr. McGeer's optimism, the Open
Learning Institute has.a long way to go
before its registrations match those of any of
the universities. Principal Jeffels said OLI
now has 13,200 registrations, about half
academic and half in career, vocational
and technical programs, but expressed as
'full-time equivalents' the number is 1300.
UBC this year has more than 20,000
full-time students, plus 6,000 part-time
The new Home Campus Program does
not take the place of guided independent
study, or correspondence, courses already
offered by the universities. With the
universities, however, some time on
campus is mandatory. At UBC, this
requirement varies from faculty to faculty,
but in general a student is expected to
spend two of the four years attending
actual classes. UBC Reports September 19,1984
Federal task force report means more moi
Universities play a central and strategic
role in Canada's overall research effort
but there are crippling restraints on their
ability to meet the industrial challenges
increasingly being thrust upon them.
This is the view of a seven-person Task
Force on Federal Policies and Programs for
Technological Development chaired by
University of Waterloo president Douglas
The task force report, commissioned in
November, 1983, was released late in Julv
by Edward Lumley, then minister of state
for science and technology. (The new
minister for science and technology in the
federal government is Dr. Tom Siddon,
currently on leave from UBC's Department
of Mechanical Engineering).
In general, the task force recommends
that the federal government give a larger
role to market forces and a smaller role to
government in the promotion of Canadian
industrial innovation.
In a section on "University-Industry
Cooperation," the task force recommends
• Ottawa pay the "full" cost of university
research that it funds through federal
granting agencies such as the Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research
Council (NSERC);
• A flat 25-per-cent bonus be paid to
universities that participate in industrial
research and development contracts;
• Dialogue between universities and
industry would be dramatically stimulated
if companies could earn a 50-per-cent tax
credit for R&D that was performed on their
behalf by universities; and
• NSERC's role should be to fund
long-term research, build Canada's R&D
capability, train scientific and engineering
manpower and act as an overall
coordinating agency for federally funded
university R&D.
University research is doubly important
the task force report says, because it
simultaneously produces not only ideas, but
trained people. The task force strongly
endorses "the knowledgeable, unbureaucratic
methods by which NSERC funds
university research, supports engineering,
science and mathematics, funds strategic
work in emerging technologies and works to
promote greater industry participation in
technology development."
The task force lists three "serious
obstacles" to universities' abilitv to meet
industrial challenges. They are:
• Shrinking revenues .... "At a time when
research demands are increasing, the
number of operating dollars per student is
decreasing in real terms. This correspondingly reduces the funds available for
overhead support of sponsored research."
• "The opei^ional inflexibility of many
university departments. It is often difficult
for them to respond to new demands
because of a plethora of other commitments — to undergraduates, to tenured staff,
to existing research facilities and
established areas of interest."
• The constraints of federal-provincial
financing under Established Programs
Financing (EPF) arrangements. Because
the transferred funds "are not specifically
earmarked for the universities, other
provincial obligations often receive higher
The report adds that "since the
mid-1970s, university revenues per student
have declined by about 30 per cent in real
The task force says there is a "very real
ceiling on the extent to which original
funding under the present arrangements
can produce additional research. The
ability of the universities to shoulder their
portion of a growing research bill is stricdy
"As long as each outside dollar must be
matched by another dollar from their own
budgets, there are serious constraints on
the universities' ability to play a fuller role
in technology development."
The task force lists three benefits that
would result if Ottawa paid the full costs
of university research. They are:
1. It wouldn't necessarily cost anv more,
because even though the total sum
distributed would double, the increase
could be accompanied by a reduction in
the amounts payable under current
transfer payments.
2. Universities would be relieved of the
burden of finding research money of their
own to match the amounts available from
Ottawa. "Removal of this constraint would
enable them to become more effective
players in the process of technology
3. Ottawa would "get more bang for its
research buck, because nearly every R&D
dollar the universities received from Ottawa
would be allocated according to rigorous
New UBC officer takes research story to
Jim Murray was on the phone when UBC
Reports dropped in to his office in the Old
Auditorium to ask how his job was going as
UBC's first Industry Liaison Officer.
Dr. Murray, a geology professor who took
on his new duties on June 1, spends a lot
of his time on the telephone these days as
he takes UBC's research story to industry
and conveys industry's needs to the
The message from UBC, he says, has
been extremely well received.
"I've talked to at least 20 major
corporations in the country in the past two
to three months. Their view is, Just tell us
more. Please keep us informed.' They
generally say, 'I think our president would
be very interested to hear from UBC
about developments like this'."
Prof. Murray said that industry-
University liaison is clearly a two-way street,
with more and more approaches from
industry coming every week and more and
more faculty members calling him to talk
about their research and to seek advice on
possible industrial application.
"I find that every day I learn a lot more,
but I view my job really as a way of
helping to assist faculty with the possible
commercialization of some of their work
and to help get industrial participation in
support of their research."
Dr. Murray said that during times of
recession, it is probably wiser to go to an
established firm with something invented
on campus, rather than to start up a new
"There's always lots of risk in new
ventures and the failure rate is much higher
than the success rate.
"What we strive for is to have a royalty
agreement whereby we will get a certain
percentage of the gross sales returned to the
University. This could vary from a few per
cent up to 20 or 30 or 40 per cent,
depending upon what the product is."
Asked if any such agreements had been
signed recently, Dr. Murray said at least
two were being worked upon actively.
"Hopefully, we'll be able to submit draft
copies to the Board of Governors for
preliminary approval within the next
month or two."
He said he didn't think the University
would like to make them public at this
point, "and the University's partners would
definitely be adamendy opposed because
the information would conceivably be
quite useful to competitors."
Prof. Murray said the University could
Prof. Jim Murray
realistically look at having a number of
millions dollars come in "if we can have
more successful ventures such as the moli
battery and others."
(The molvbdenum battery, rechargeable
and producing up to three times the
energy of a standard battery of the same
weight, was developed by a team of UBC
scientists headed by Prof. Rudi Haering. A
commercial production contract was
negotiated earlier this year, and UBC will
benefit financially.)
"I think the up side is very considerable,"
Dr. Murray said, "and yet over the whole
University, we're probably only looking at a
relatively small percentage of the total
research that's being done. A few dozen
projects in here can mean a great deal in
terms of developing revenue and jobs and
"What it takes, though, is lots of hard
work, and I think what we have going for
us at UBC is that there are good faculty. I
find basically that faculty members are
really quite enthusiastic and interested and
really are anxious to see that some of their
research gets put to use, and I think that's a
really healthy sign."
Dr. Murray said he expected the
UBC researchers
awarded record
total of
$49.1 million
UBC' researchers were awarded a record
total of more than $49.1 million in the
1983-84 fiscal year — a 4.93-per-cent
increase over the previous year when
awards totalled just over $46.8 million.
In comparison with other Canadian
universities, UBC now stands second in
research funding for science, third in
funding for medical research and fourth
in funding for research in the humanities
and social sciences. And in provincial
terms, UBC attracts 79 per cent of the
university research money that comes
from outside agencies.
And increases in research funding to
UBC over the past decade have been
nothing short of phenomenal. Over a
ten-year period, research funding has
increased more than 221 percent from a
1973-74 total of $15.2 million. And in the
past five years, research funding is up
from $25.9 million, an 89.6 per cent
increase in the period.
As in the past, more than half of the
research funds reaching UBC in 1983-84
came from four federal granting agencies —
the Canada Council, the Medical
Research Council, the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council and the
Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council. Funds from these sources —
almost $27 million — plus more than $6.4
million from other federal government
departments and agencies adds up to a
federal contribution of nearly $33.4
million tor research.
Canadian health science foundations
and other non-profit agencies were the next
largest contributors to UBC research with
grants totalling just over $6.4 million. Major
contributors under this heading included
the B.C. Health Care Research Foundation
($2.7 million), the National Cancer
Institute ($1.7 million), the Heart Foundation ($1.2 million) and the B.C. Science
Council ($1.1 million).
Other contributors to UBC research
funding included non-medical foundations
and non-profit organizations ($1.2 million),
Canadian companies ($1.4 million) and
non-Canadian sources ($1.6 million).
just over 1,000 researchers in the
Faculties of Medicine and Science
received more than $3 1 million for research
projects in the 1983-84 fiscal year. Medical
researchers were awarded almost $17 UBC Reports September 19, 1984
y for research at Canadian universities
criteria of quality, performance and
Referring to its recommendation that the
federal government provide a flat 25 per
cent bonus to universities which undertook
contracts with industry, the task force says
such a scheme would be "vastly cheaper for
Ottawa to administer and much simpler
for the intended recipients."
UBC Reports asked Prof. Peter Larkin,
associate vice-president research and former
dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, to
comment im the recommendations in the task
force report.
UBCR: Do you think the fact that there's
been a change in government in Ottawa
will affect the fate of the task force report?
PROF. LARKIN: I very much doubt it.
You can't defy the law of gravity. The fects
aren't going to change and the new
Conservative government is just as
interested as the Liberals or any other
political party in ensuring that we keep up
with the Joneses in the technological
Olympics. If we don't, we're dead.
Industrial Research Assistance Program
(IRAP) of the National Research Council to
be a big help. He said diere were about a
dozen IRAP officers in B.C. "out talking
with at least two or three thousand
companies a year."
He said they were feeding information
back to him, "and this will feed back into
the svstem. We just have to work together
and cooperate."
Dr. Murray, whose time right now is
spent 25 per cent in geology (his course
shows a 50-per-cent increase in enrolment
this vear) and 75 per cent on industrial
liaison, said he finds the liaison work
interesting and challenging.
"I think the winds are blowing in the
direction of having more technological
transfer from the scientific sector and the
universities into the industrial sector.
"There are just some tremendous
examples in the world of how this system
has worked successfully, and I supposed
one of the best ones would be Silicon Valley
and Stanford University.
"And let's fece it, that was a technological
transfer that changed the life of practically
everyone in the world. Those kinds of ideas
and dreams.. .some of them might be
taking place here too."
million while members of departments in
the Faculty of Science got over $14.4
The Department of Medicine in the UBC
medical faculty was the leading campus
department in terms of research grants —
147 awards were made for a grant total of
just over $4 million.
Departments which received in excess
of $2 million for research were Physics
($2.9), Chemistrv ($2.6) and Pathology
A total of 13 UBC departments,
including Biochemistry, Botany, Geophysics
and Astronomv, Medical Genetics, Psychiatry,
Food Science, Civil Engineering and
Metallurgy, each received research grants
in excess of $1 million.
UBCR: What's your general reaction to
die report?
PROF. LARKIN: It's a good report. It
has identified some of the problems we
have in Canada. It seems clear there will
be more money forthcoming from Ottawa
for research and as long as there aren't too
many strings attached to it, the universities
will be happy.
UBCR: In general, where does Canada
stand in terms of industrial research?
PROF. LARKIN: By comparison with
other countries, we're felling behind. A
disproportionately small percentage of
research in Canada is done by industry —
in the range of 25-30 per cent and that's
probably being generous — compared to
60-65 per cent in the U.S.
In Canada, we do a very large
percentage of our research in government
labs and in universities. The problem is
how do you get government and university
scientists interested in the kinds of
research that are needed to support
industry. The task force was set up to
address that chronic problem.
UBCR: The task force says research in
the U.S. is fostered through government tax
breaks to industry. Is the Canadian
situation different?
PROF. LARKIN: It was until recently,
last year it became possible to get scientific
tax credits for doing work in R&D. In
addition, programs such as the Industrial
Research Assistance Program (IRAP),
operated through the National Research
Council have now been extended to
universities. So industry is getting some
encouragement to contract for research at
Through the B.C. Science Council,
UBC has obtained the services of an
individual — and IRAP expert — who will
be cooperating with our own Industry
Liaison Officer, Prof. Jim Murray. The
IRAP expert will bring industry customers
to the university with their research
problems. Jim Murray, at our end, knows
what research people can carry out and
what the University policies are on these
So one member of this partnership is
going to be pulling technology into the
University, and the other is going to be
doing the pushing.
UBCR: The task force recommends
Ottawa pay the "full" cost of university
research. What's the problem here?
PROF. LARKIN: That's a very
interesting recommendation that has a
good-news side and a bad-news side.
When the federal granting agencies give
us research funds, they're really only
paying the incremental cost of research.
The University has to provide the building
and services, look after administrative
overhead and pay the professor's salary.
In effect the granting councils are saying,
"You've got a wonderful machine for
doing research. Here's a bit of money to
work on a specific project" Every time
UBC receives a dollar of federal
government research money, it costs the
University 40 cents to pay the backup costs.
So the good news is that the task force
has recommended that Ottawa pay the full
costs of the university research it funds
through its agencies.
The bad-news part of that recommendation is the task force's claim that Ottawa
would get more bang for its research buck
because R&D dollars would be allocated
according to rigorous criteria of quality,
performance and relevance.
That last word — relevance — is one that
makes shivers go up and down the back of a
university researcher if it means that
someone in Ottawa is going to start dictating
what research is undertaken.
In every country in which the
government has had too heavy a hand in
deciding on research priorities, the result
has been a deterioration in the quality of
the work. If you want something to happen
Prof. Peter Larkin
in terms of research, you're far better off to
fertilize initiatives than to try to legislate
people to do certain things.
Research is a creative enterprise. If you
tell a painter what kind of pictures you
want him to paint, you stifle his
imagination. Exactiy the same thing
applies in research. If you support quality
work, you get quality results . .. research
that is new, different and exciting.
So if more government money implies
more control over how it's used, alarm bells
start going off in a lot of people's heads.
There are more than a few people at UBC
right now who will tell you that federal
funding is distorting research priorities.
UBCR: The task force also recommends
that universities get a flat 25-per-cent bonus
from government when they undertake
research contracts on behalf of industry.
What is the rationale for that suggestion?
PROF. LARKIN: Well, as the report says,
it's always tempting for government to
create a plethora of programs aimed at
encouraging industry-university cooperation.
A 25-per-cent bonus paid to a university
when it undertook such contracts would,
as the report says, be cheaper for Ottawa to
administer and simpler for the recipients.
That recommendation, plus the one that
makes it possible for companies to get tax
credits through investments in university
research, would go a long way to foster
university-industry cooperation.
Incidentally, there's nothing in the
report that says the suggested 25-per-cent
bonus would have to be used for a
particular project It could be used to
initiate new work that wouldn't get done
These recommendations, in a way, reflect
Canada's current state of industrial
evolution. This country doesn't have
well-developed industry by comparison
with the U.S., the U.K. and Japan and very
little research has been done on the things
that make up our industrial base. Until
recendy, for instance, all research in the
field of pulp and paper was done in the
Now that's all about to change. The
federal government is funding a staff
research facility for the Pulp and Paper
Research Institute of Canada (PAPRICAN)
in UBC's Discovery Park and the Institute
itself will contribute $1 million a year
toward the operation of a Pulp and Paper
teaching centre we're building in the
Applied Science complex.
Although it's not as highly developed as
pulp and paper, we have a burgeoning
microelectronics industry in B.C. that is
looking to the University for research
So, while we have no reason to be
ashamed of our past track record, we're
now asking industry to come to us, to think
of us as a resource and to use us.
At the same time, we have to be careful
not to overdo it. There are plenty of
examples of universities in the U.S. which
found themselves trapped ;is a result of
locking themselves into arrangements with
two or three companies. That can happen
when you're growing quickly in terms of
research expenditures.
I worry a littie about that, because our
own research expenditures have been
growing enormously in recent years. If
you're riding a horse that's going that fast
you have to be careful it doesn't get out of
Headache lab
seeks patients
Researchers at UBC are looking for
patients to take part in a study to treat one
of the most common forms of headache,
tension headaches.
The study is being carried out in UBC's
psychology department and uses relaxation
techniques, including relaxation environments
such as the one the department has used
tt) help people quit smoking and to treat
patients with essential hypertension or
blood pressure.
Dr. Peter Suedfeld, dean of UBC's
Faculty of Graduate Studies and former
head of the psychology department said
the REST research laboratory is now
turning its attention to the treatment of
tension headaches. Headaches are one of
the most common medical complaints.
Tension and migraine headaches account
for 80 per cent of all headaches reported,
he said. "We believe that tension headaches
are caused by excessive contraction of the
muscles in the neck and scalp. We hope
that teaching patients to relax will reduce
the 'work' that the muscles are doing and
will therefore result in fewer headaches,"
Dr. Suedfeld said.
The purpose of the research project is
to develop an effective non-drug therapy for
headache sufferers. The study will
compare a number of different relaxation
treatments, including combining progressive
muscle relaxation with relaxation environments.
The treatments being used are not
experimental. What is new is the
combinations of treatments that are being
To volunteer for the Relaxation
Program, or to get more information, please
call 228-6666.
Women wanted for
fitness research
A researcher in UBC's School of
Physical Education and Recreation is
looking for volunteers for a project on
factors which influence women to change
their fitness patterns.
Dr. Bonnie Long requires women who
have been relatively inactive (exercising
less than twice a week) and who now wish to
increase their activity level. Volunteers will
be asked to fill in some questionnaires. In
return, an hour of free fitness consultation
is offered to help women explore their
needs, problems and set realistic goals for
a physically active lifestyle.
The project is being funded by Fitness
Canada and is part of the Lifestyle Referral
Project a computer-assisted referral
service operating out of the physical
education and recreation school which
provides information on lifestyle change
programs in the Greater Vancouver area.
For details on either project, call
228-3902. UBC Reports September 19,1984
Walter Hardy
Jacob Biely
prize to
Prof. Walter Hardy of UBC's physics
department has been named the winner
of the 1984 Pro£ Jacob Biely Faculty
Research Prize.
The award, which carries with it a cash
prize of $1,000, has been given to Prof.
Hardy for "an outstanding record of
achievement in research that ranges from
molecular and solid state physics through
applied physics and engineering."
The Biely Prize is one of several awards
that Prof. Hardy has received for his
research since, he joined the UBC faculty in
1971. He was awarded a prestigious Sloan
Fellowship in 1972, the Herzberg Medal of
the Canadian Association of Physicists and
the Steacie Prize of the Natural Sciences
and Engineering Research Council in
1978 and a Canada Council Senior Killam
Fellowship for the period 1984-86.
Dr. Hardy first gained notoriety in the
early 1970s as the result of a series of
pure-science experiments using novel
microwave techniques which resulted in a
substantial improvement in the understanding of solid molecular hydrogen.
The accuracy to which low-lying energy
levels of the solid could be determined
was increased by about a factor of 1,000 and
this allowed the study of many effects
never before observed.
In 1979, a method of producing and
confining atomic hydrogen at low temperatures with liquid helium-coated walls was
developed by a research group headed by
Dr. Hardy. This technique, combined with
magnetic resonance detection of hydrogen
atoms, has played a key role in the
development of a new field of low-
temperature physics work.
This work has proved to have many
practical consequences, including a way to
increase by a thousandfold the accuracy of
existing atomic clocks. It is also relevant to
the production of deuterium and tritium,
the favored fuels of fusion, the energy
source of the future.
Prof. Hardy, who has carried out much
of his work in the physics department in
association with Dr. John Berlinsky, is a
native of Vancouver and a graduate of UBC,
where he was awarded the degrees of
Bachelor of Science and Doctor of
Philosophy. He was elected a fellow of the
Royal Society of Canada, this country's
leading academic organization, in 1980.
Prof. Hardy is the 15th winner of the
Biely Prize established by George Biely, a
well-known figure in the B.C. construction
industry, in honor of his brother, Prof.
Jacob Biely, an internationally known
poultry scientist who died in 1981. Jacob
Biely's association with UBC as a student,
teacher, researcher and administrator
spanned half a century.
Day of Concern draws big crowd;
'Contributed to public awareness'
The Day of Concern succeeded in its
objective, organizer Jake Zilber said.
Mr. Zilber, a professor of creative
writing at UBC and chairman of the Day of
Concern Committee, said the turnout of
more than 750 for the Sept 8 program at
Robson Square was extremely good.
"We were trying to get the public to
understand that when the universities are
damaged, the public is damaged," Prof.
Zilber said, "and I think this was well
communicated by our speakers."
He said attendance at the Day of
Concern, which was sponsored by the
faculty associations of the province's three
universities, showed clearly that the concern
"is shared at every level of the university
Prof. Zilber said that although media
coverage of the event was not overwhelming,
the message was getting out to the
community at large. And the CBC's
television reporting of the event, he 'said,
was excellent. Prof. Zilber said he had been
interviewed himself by radio stations in
New Westminster, Kamloops, Abbotsford,
Kelowna and Vancouver.
"I think the Day of Concern contributed
to public awareness," he said. "There are
serious problems at our universities, and
more and more people are becoming
Master of Ceremonies for the Day of
Concern program was Dr. Scott Wallace,
former leader of the provincial Progressive
Conservative Party and a former member of
the legislative assembly.
Speakers, in order, were:
Earle Birney, one of Canada's foremost
writers, a former student and professor at
UBC, who spoke on Why I'm Glad I Went
to UBC;
Robert F. Alexander, president and
chief executive officer of Microtel Ltd., on
Why High Tech Industries Need
Marguerite Ford, Vancouver alderman,
on Why Society Deserves to Have Academic
Freedom and University Autonomy
William Saywell, president of SFU, on
The Universities Are the Solution, Not the
George Pedersen, president of UBC, on
How the Universities Will Affect the
Howard Petch, president of UVic, on
Post-Secondary Enrolment and Degree
Performance: How British Columbia
Ranks Nationally;
Margaret Copping, president of the
UBC Alma Mater Society, on Restraint: The
Student Factor.
UBC Reports does not have the space to
reprint all of the speeches, but here are
some excerpts:
EARLE BIRNEY (who started at UBC in
1922): I didn't, of course, have to go to a
university at all. If I hadn't, I might have
ended in an asylum or a penitentiary.
The politicians who run cities and
provinces sometimes forget how
interdependent university folk and urban
Special Ed launches $500,000 drive
A fund-raising committee is out to collect
$500,000 to ensure continuation of the
Bachelor of Education in Special Education
degree program by funding a chair in the
Faculty of Education.
The special education program, which
trains teachers to deal with students with
mild learning problems, was a victim of
retrenchment and financial cutbacks in the
last fiscal year. Students enrolled in the
degree program will be allowed to complete
it but no new students were admitted this
The fund-raising committee, under the
patronage of former UBC Chancellor J.V.
Clyne, has been organized by the parents
of students in the special education
The committee's activities begin Monday
(Sept 24) when Vancouver Mayor Mike
dwellers are. Vancouver, without UBC,
would be a cultural cripple, and UBC will
always need to have Vancouver's urbanity
within reach.
I think that every week brought me new
duties, challenges, setbacks, ordeals,
allurements, and pleasures. I suspect that
many of today's UBC students are having
similar experiences right now. I hope so. I
hope they are being stirred to enjoy as
well as to achieve, and also, if now there is
need again, to organize and struggle
alongside their faculty, for the maintenance
of UBC's prestige.
Who knows...The Day of Concern may be
followed in Victoria by a Day of
contend that a tight coupling must exist, not
only between some general community of
higher educational institutes and the 'Royal
we' of high-tech industries, but between
individual faculties and specific companies.
I need a flow of post-grad minds
preconditioned to MicrotePs new product
Industry can, does and (in Microtel's case)
is more than willing to complement the
universities with guest or part-time
instructors, exchange researchers, equipment
use and even provide reasonable access to
Microtel's facilities.
MARGUERITE FORD: Academic freedom
is important to all of society because
universities are the only institutions that can
expand the horizons of human knowledge
and preserve what society has already
learned so that the work of our best minds
is available for the benefit of all.
Restraint must not fall disproportionately
on the intellectual community as a whole,
compared to other groups, and decisions
on restraint should be made by the
academics themselves. I am not qualified
to judge where reductions can be made and
neither is any other politician. Restraint as
an end in itself is not justifiable in an
academic setting.
WILLIAM SAYWELL: It is obvious that
precise data on the economic value of
increased intellectual competence is
virtually impossible to provide. Nevertheless,
the contribution made by higher education
to economic development and technological
advance is bevond question.
To support the government's vision of
recovery, there is an urgent need for
specialists who can combine technical
competence with resourcefulness and a
wide range of knowledge. Simply stated,
now is the time when the problem-solving
abilities of the natural sciences, the critical
judgement and cross-cultural insight of the
humanities, and the drive to fathom the
human condition found throughout the
social sciences, can be utilized to their full
authority. Now is the time when specialized
instruction, within the greater context of a
liberal education, should come to the
forefront of public policy.
We must in this province, and in this
country, see our universities, not as part of
the economic problems we have, but as a
Harcourt will proclaim Special Education
Week at a picnic and entertainment event
from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Mclnnes Field
north of the War Memorial Gym. The
Lions' Club will donate food and drink for
the occasion and Shriners bands and
clowns will provide entertainment
On Sept 30, the committee is planning
a celebrity car rally that begins and ends at
UBC, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The rally
is being led by UBC's present chancellor,
Robert Wyman. The Vancouver firm of
Rent-a-Wreck is donating 30 cars for this
Members of the University who would
like to make a donation to the Special
Education Endowment Fund should send
cheques made payable to the fund to
Dean Daniel Birch, Faculty of Education,
Scarfe Building, Campus.
very major part of the ultimate solution to
those problems.
GEORGE PEDERSEN: At a time such as
this, our universities must play an extremely
important role in helping society,
ourselves included, address many difficult
problems and issues. It is therefore
distressing to consider that support for our
institutions of higher learning is being
eroded to a point where our educational
effectiveness and our programs of research
are becoming impaired.
I, for one, believe that reducing our
commitment to education is, in the long
run, a false economy and one that
ultimately threatens our national and
provincial well-being.
In my view Canadian universities have
become too dependent upon government
for operating revenues and must therefore,
encourage the private sector, the public,
and our alumni to become more involved
in supporting higher learning.
I would like to invite the provincial
government to enter into a renewed
partnership with us that will be marked not
by confrontation but by cooperative
searching for solutions.
Support for our universities is vital if we
wish to enjoy a healthy and productive
economy, if we wish to keep pace with our
neighbors around the world, and if we wish
to generate the ideas necessary to address
many of the social and economic difficulties
that trouble us today.
HOWARD PETCH: In the early 1960s,
the participation of the youth of B.C. in
university education compared favorably
with that in other Canadian provinces and
the number of university degrees awarded
annually in B.C. universities was in good
balance with B.C.'s share of Canada's youth
population. This situation has changed
dramatically so that the B.C. participation
rate now is only about three-quarters that
of the Canadian average and B.C. produces
only about two-thirds of the number of
university graduates that one would expect
for its population of young people.
This is likely to result in lower
participation in the labor force, higher
unemployment and reduced access to
better-paying, more fulfillingjobs. This is
especially true for the approximately one
half of B.C.'s young people who are
growing up in the non-metropolitan areas
and find university much less accessible
than young people whose families happen
to reside in the Vancouver or Victoria
areas. A young person graduating from high
school outside Greater Vancouver or
Greater Victoria has less than half the
chance (40 per cent) of attending
university as his or her counterpart in one
of the metropolitan areas.
entering a five-year program this week,
dependent on financial aid, will graduate
with a debt of 20- to 25-thousand dollars.
This isn't a diatribe against the student aid
program, though it may seem so.
Thousands of students would not be
attending university without such a
program, and mortgaging one's future is still
preferable for many students —including
myself—to having no future at all.
Of course, there are those who say,
'Well, of course the affluent can afford
things the less affluent can't; what did you
expect?' But to subscribe to that point of
view—for society to subscribe to that point
of view—is to reduce education to the status
of just another consumer good. And
education is more than that
Education is, and should be, a chance
for the gifted, the dedicated, and the
hardworking members of any economic or
cultural background, and any region, a
chance to make their own way, a chance to
cultivate their skills, to become more fully
active, more valuable members of society.
To reduce education to a consumer good is
to waste the greatest economic, cultural
and scientific resources that we have—the
hearts and minds of motivated people. UBC Reports September 19, 1984
Quick action by Lome Lamont, an
employee of UBC's Oyster River Research
Farm near Campbell River on Vancouver
Island, has been credited with saving the life
of fellow farm employee Percy Mikkelsen.
Lamont, an assistant herdsman on the
farm, used resuscitation techniques
learned as an Oyster River volunteer
fireman to revive Mikkelsen, who was
found lying unconscious beside the tractor
he had been operating on the farm.
When found by Lamont, Mikkelsen had
stopped breathing, had no pulse and was
turning blue from lack of oxygen. Lamont
used the resuscitation method known as
CPR to revive Mikkelsen, who was
hospitalized for two days. He has now
returned to work on the farm but has no
recollection of what caused him to faint
and topple from the tractor.
The completion of an 18-year research
project much of it carried out at UBC, was
marked at the Bavarian Academy of Fine
Arts in Munich, West Germany, yesterday
(Sept 18).
One of the central figures at the event
was Margit McCorlde, a research associate
in UBC's Department of Music, who
completed the editing of the first thematic
catalogue of the entire works of the
19th-century German composer Johannes
Brahms following the death in 1978 of her
husband, the late Prof. Donald McCorkle.
Mrs. McCorkle was one of four speakers
at the ceremony organized by the publisher
of the catalogue, G. Henle Verlag of
Munich. Other speakers included the
president of the Bavarian fine arts
academy and the director of the music
collection at the Berlin state library.
Two presentation copies of the catalogue
were be given at the ceremony — the first
to Canada's ambassador to Bonn, Donald
McPhail, and the other to West Germany's
minister of culture.
The Brahms thematic catalogue is
basically a listing of everything the
composer wrote. In addition to reproducing
the first few bars of each composition, the
catalogue provides details on the creation
of each work, information on the work's first
performances and the circumstances of its
At the time of his death in 1978, six
years after joining the UBC faculty, Prof.
McCorkle and his wife had located
three-quarters of Brahms manuscripts in
North American and European archives.
After 1978, Mrs. McCorkle searched out
the balance of the manuscripts, collected
bibliographic information and wrote the
individual entries for the catalogue with
the help of research assistants Wiltrud
Martin and Thomas Quigley.
Funds to support the project came from
the Canada Council and the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Prof. Michael Goldberg of the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration
will take part in the 1984-85 seminar series
of the University Consortium for Research
on North America at Harvard University.
Prof. Goldberg, who is Herbert R.
Fullerton Professor of Urban Land Policy at
UBC, speaks Oct 10 on The Impact of
Institutions Affecting Land Use in Canada
and the United States — Similarities and
Differences Between the Two Countries.
The seminar series deals with the
central theme of the consortium's Land-Use
Project which compares public and
private performance in Canada and the U.S.
in the acquisition, management or
regulation and disposal of land.
Prof. V.J. Modi of the Department of
Mechanical Engineering is the first
Canadian to be named a corresponding
member of the International Academy of
Astronautics, which has its headquarters in
Paris, France.
The academy, the most prestigious
organization of its kind in the world,
numbers among its members individuals
such as Neil Armstrong, the first man to set
foot on the moon; British astronomer Sir
Bernard Lovell; Dr. James A. Van Allen,
discoverer of the Van Allen radiation belt;
and Prof. L. Sedov, president of the USSR
Academy of Scientists.
Barry Foord, an administrator for 17
years at the University of Waterloo, has
been appointed Director of Administrative
Services at UBC, effective Oct 15.
The appointment was announced in
August by Bruce Gellatly, UBC's Vice-
President, Administration and Finance.
Mr. Foord's duties will include
supervision of the Purchasing Department
(including Copy and Duplicating and Mail
Services), the Bookstore, Food Services, and
Traffic and Security.
Mr. Foord, a chartered accountant with
experience in public accounting practice
and industry as well as university, has been
Director of Operations Analysis at
Waterloo since 1971.
He has the knowledge and experience
needed to analyse, cost justify, recommend,
and implement changes in administrative
services of UBC, Vice-President Gellatly
said. "I welcome Foord to UBC. I know he
will make a significant contribution to the
quality and cost effectiveness in the
delivery of administrative services."
Dr. Peter Larkin has been appointed to
the Board of Governors of the International Development Research Centre for a
period of four years.
The centre was formed by the federal
government in 1970 to undertake research
in applying science and technology to
developing countries.
Audiology fund
target $1 million
UBC's School of Audiology and Speech
Sciences has launched an endowment fund
The fund will cover the cost of a position
in the school — the first chair of audiology
and speech sciences in Canada — and will
provide funds for graduate students'
The target for the appeal is $1 million,
said school director Dr. John H.V. Gilbert
The interest on about $700,000 will go
towards funding the chair, and interest on
approximately $300,000 will provide the
So far, more than $300,000 has been
raised from the Workers Compensation
Board of B.C., Vancouver Foundation,
W.J. VanDusen Foundation, McMillan
Family Fund, Unitron Industries and
private donors.
Dr. John E. Butterworth, a member of
UBC's Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration for the past 15 years, died
Aug. 3. He was 58.
Dr. Butterworth was regarded as among
the top five authorities on accounting in
Canada, was on the editorial board of a
number of major accounting journals and
made significant contributions to accounting theory.
He was director of graduate studies and
chairman of the division of accounting
and management information systems in the
faculty from 1971 to 1973. He became
director of the faculty's doctoral program in
His most recent work involved management accounting and information economics — the study of costs and benefits and the
design of information systems used in a
variety of organizations.
He and faculty colleague Dr. Amin
Amershi recendy received a $27,000 grant
from the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council of Canada to carry out
research on internal control systems used in
large corporations or public institutions.
Dr. Thomas Howitz, an associate
professor of mathematics education at
UBC, died of cancer on Aug. 8 at the age of
Dr. Howitz joined the Faculty of
Education in 1964 after teaching at the
secondary school level in North Dakota and
at Hamline University in St. Paul,
At UBC, Dr. Howitz devoted a great deal
of his time to the improvement of the
mathematics section of the Education
curriculum laboratory. He was also involved
in the area of microcomputers and their
use in the school system.
Dr. Howitz was active in the B.C.
Association of Mathematics Teachers and
served as a representative to the National
Council of Mathematics Teachers.
He is survived by his wife, Carol,
daughter Joanne, his parents and two
In memory of Dr. Howitz, members of
the Faculty of Education have established
the Thomas A. Howitz Memorial Library
Fund for the acquisition of publications
for the curriculum laboratory. Those
wishing to make a contribution should
contact Prof. Jim Sherrill, Faculty of
For events in the weeks of Oct. 7 and 14, material
must be submitted not later than 4 p.m., on
Thursday, Sept. 27. Send notices to Information
Services, 6328 Memorial Road (Old
Administration Building). For further information,
call, 228-3131.
The Vancouver Institute
Saturday, Sept.
Children: The Casualties
of a Failed Marriage.
The Honorable Madame
Justice Bertha Wilson,
Supreme Court of
Saturday, Sept.
Byzantine Culture.
Prof. Alexander Kazhdan,
Dumbarton Oaks Centre
for Byzantine Research,
Harvard University.
Both lectures take place in Lecture Hall 2 of the
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre at
8:15 p.m. and are free of charge.
Museum Performance.
Evelyn Roth presents Meeting Place, a living fusion
of dance, music, theatre and ritual at the
Museum of Anthropology. Rain or shine. Free
admission. 2 p.m.
SUB Films.
Splash. Shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Admission is
$1.50. Auditorium, Student Union Building.
7 p.m.
History of Medicine Lecture.
Recent Developments in Physiology. Dr. J.R.
Ledsome. Room 80B, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 8:30 a.m.
Human Settlements Lecture.
Urban Project Renewal: Evaluation Methods
and Community Participation. Prof. Morris Hill,
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Room
205, Lasserre Building. 12:30 p.m.
Slavonic Studies Lecture.
Humor in Old Russian Literature. Prof. Ewa M.
Thompson, German and Russian Studies, Rice
University, Texas. Penthouse, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Plant Science Seminar.
Data Analysis on a Microcomputer. Dr. G.W.
Eaton, Plant Science, UBC. Room 342, MacMillan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
The Pedersen Exchange.
An opportunity for members of the University
community to meet with President George
Pedersen to discuss matters of concern. Persons
wishing to meet with the president should
identify themselves to the receptionist in the
Librarian's office, immediately to the left of the
main entrance to the Main Library. 330 to 5
Applied Mathematics/Mathematics
Post-Condensation for a Reaction-Diffusion
System. Prof. Isumi Takagi, Mathematical
Institute, Tohoku University, Japan. Room 229,
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Health Promotion Exchange.
Do Smokers Pay Their Way? Roberta Labelle,
Clinical Epidemiology, McMaster University,
Hamilton. Room 253, Mather Building. 4 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Evolution and Function of Bioactive Phytochemicals
from Desert Dominants of Baja California and
Chihuahua. E. Rodriguez, Botany, UBC. Room
3219, Biological Sciences Building. 1230 p.m.
This Film is About Rape. Free admission. For
details, call 228-2415. Rooms 106, A, B and C.
Brock Hall. 12:30 p.m.
Stress Drop-In.
Practice a variety of stress management skills
and find what works best for you. For details, call
the Women Students' office at 228-2415.
Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture.
High Energy Halogen Oxidizers. Dr. Karl O.
Christie, Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell
International. Room 250, Chemistry Building.
1 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar.
A Travelling-Wave Relay Featuring Fault
Classification and Phase Selection. M.M.
Mansour, post-doctoral fellow, Electrical
Engineering, UBC. Room 402, Electrical
Engineering Building. 130 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
How the New Zealand Rowers Can Beat the
Canadians in the 1988 Olympics. Dr. Brian
Sanderson, Oceanography, UBC. Room 1465,
Biological Sciences Building. 330 p.m.
Cancer Research Seminar.
Cytoskeleton and Nuclear Matrix: Embeddment-
Free Visualization and Biochemical
Characterization. Dr. Sheldon Penman, Biology,
MIT. Lecture Hall 3, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
Noon-Hour Concert.
The Guitar in Vienna, 1800-1840: Music of
Matiegka, Giuliana and Mertz. Alan Rinehart,
guitar. Recital Hall, Music Building. 1230 p.m.
Forestry Seminar.
The State of Provincial Forestry in B.C. Charlie
Johnson, Silviculture Branch, Ministry of
Forests, B.C. Room 166, MacMillan Building.
1230 pm.
Assertiveness for Women (Basic).
The Office for Women Students will lead an
Assertive Training Group for women students.
The workshop will teach women to express
themselves directly and overcome obstacles to
assertive behavior. Pre-registraion required in
Brock 203. Room 106C, Brock Hall. 1230 p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
The Politics of Suburban Landscapes: A
Structuration Perspective. Nancy Duncan,
Geography, Syracuse University. Room 201,
Geography Building. 330 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
The Ecological and Evolutionary Significance of
Protein Heterozygosity. Dr. Jeffry Mitton, Biology,
University of Colorado. Room 2449, Biological
Sciences Building. 430 p.m.
Academic Women's Association.
The Report on Academic Women at UBC. Dr.
M. Murphy. Penthouse, Buchanan Building.
12 p.m.
Continued on Page 8 UBC Reports September 19, 1984
(Continued from Page 7)
Thursday, Sept. 27     (con't)
Leon and Thea Koerner Lecture.
Computer Simulation of Scientific Discovery.
Prof. Herbert Simon, Computer Science and
Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University. Room
201, Computer Science Building. 1230 p.m.
China Seminar.
The Production Responsibility System in Chinese
Agriculture: More Evidence from Kwangtung
(Guangdong). Prof Graham Johnson, Anthropology
and Sociology, UBC. Room 604, Asian Centre.
330 p.m.
Computer Science Seminar.
Uses of Logic in Artificial Intelligence
Programming. Prof. Herbert Simon, Computer
Science and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon
University. Room 301, Computer Science
Building. 330 p.m.
Mathematics Colloquium.
Some Operators of Trace Class. Prof. Robert
Langlands, Institute for Advanced Study,
Princeton. Room 1100, Mathematics Building
Annex. 3:45 p.m.
Psychology Seminar.
Social Psychology in the U.S.S.R.: The Design of
Discipline. Dr. Lloyd Strickland, Psychology,
Carleton University. Room 2512, Kenny
(Psychology) Building. 3:45 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
A Chemist's View of NMR Imaging. Laurence
Hall, Chemistry, UBC. Room 201, Hennings
Building. 4 p.m.
Men's Volleyball.
High School Boys Invitational. Continues on
Saturday, Sept 28. War Memorial Gym. All day
both days.
Women's Fieldhockey.
Early Bird Tourney. Begins on Friday at 1 p.m.
and continues all day Satuday and Sunday on
the playing fields behind the Robert Osborne
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Medical Genetics Seminar.
Hypophosphatasia—Biochemical and Clinical
Correlations. Drs. L. Kirby, M. Hayden and S.L
Yong. Parentcraft Room, Grace Hospital. 1 p.m.
Tenth annual Alumni-Varsity Game. Arena,
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre. 2 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar.
Liquid Mirror Telescopes. Dr. Ermanno F. Borra,
Observatoire du Mont Megantic, Universite
Laval. Room 260, Geophysics and Astronomy
Building. 3 p.m.
Faculty Club.
Special 25th anniversary dinner and floor show.
For details, call 228-2708. Faculty Club. 7 p.m.
Japan Day.
Japan Day. A wide range of traditional and
contemporary Japanese art, cultural performances,
demonstrations and exhibits will take place in
the Asian Centre, Nitobe Garden and
International House. Admission is $2 regular,
$ 1 for students and seniors. For more
information, call 874-2411. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Flow Cytometry Conference.
A day-long workshop/conference organized by
the Fluorescent Activated Oil Sorting (FACS)
User's Committee. Open to anyone interested
in flow cytometry. Salons A and B, Faculty Club.
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Xerox Lectureship in Chemistry.
Multicomponent Gas Absorption and Transport
in Glassy Polymer Membranes. Harold B.
Hopfenberg, Chemical Engineering, North
Carolina State University. Room 225, Chemistry
Building. 11:30 a.m.
Plant Science Seminar.
The Role of Soil Microflora in the Herbicidal
Action on Glyphosate. Dr. J.E. Rahe, Biological
Sciences, SFU. Room 342, MacMillan Building.
12:30 p.m.
The Pedersen Exchange.
The Pedersen Exchange is cancelled today
because the president is away. The president
meets every Monday he is on campus with
members of the University community to
discuss matters of concern. The Pedersen
Exchange normally takes place in the Main
Library, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Medicine Lecture.
Organization of Nephron Function. Dr. Maurice
Burg, director, Laboratory of Kidney and
Electrolyte Metabolism, National Institute of
Health, Bethesda, Md. Room S-168, Acute Care
Unit, Health Sciences Centre Hospital.
3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Half Plane Diffraction in a Gyrotropic Media.
Dr. Stanislaus Przezdziecki, Electrical Engineering,
NRC, Ottawa. Room 229, Mathematics Building.
3:45 p.m.
Zoology Physiology Group Seminar.
Lactate Turnover during Exercise. Dr. G.A.
Brooks, Exercise Physiology Laboratory,
University of California at Berkeley. Room 2449,
Biological Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Faculty Women's Club.
Annual general meeting and registration for
interest groups. Cecil Green Park. 10 a.m.
Botany Seminar.
Change on the Morphology of the Oil Coat of
Dunaliella tertiolecta during Aging. I.. Oliveira,
Botany, UBC. Room 3219, Biological Sciences
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Xerox Lectureship in Chemistry.
Measurement and Retardation of Consolidative
Relaxation of Dilated Polymeric Glasses by
Sorbed Vapors. Prof. Harold B. Hopfenberg,
Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State
University. Room 250, Chemistry Building. 1
Oceanography Seminar.
Dinoflagellates in Plankton Food Webs. Dr.
Gregory Gaines, Oceanography, UBC. Room
1465, Biological Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Special Medicine Seminar.
Tissue Culture Models of Renal Epithelial
Transport. Dr. Maurice Burg, director,
Laboratory of Kidney and Electrolyte Metabolism,
National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Md.
lecture Hall 5, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 4:30 p.m.
Noon-Hour Recital.
Music of Ame, Bach, Debussy and Poulenc.
Paul Douglas, flute; Valerie Galvin, soprano; and
Robert Rogers, piano. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Forestry Seminar.
The State of Industrial Forestry in B.C. Bruce
Devitt, chief forester, Pacific Forest Products.
Room 166, MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
The City as Text Reading the Landscape of 18th
Century Kandy. James Duncan, Geography,
UBC. Room 201, Geography Building. 3:30 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
Diet Selection in Arctic Lemmings. Dr. Art
Rogers, Animal Resource Ecology, UBC. Room
2449, Biological Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Career Planning Series.
A Practical Exploration of Career Options using
Decision-Making, Research and Discussion
Methods. Homework required. Penthouse,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Mathematics Colloquium.
Nilpotent Conjugacy Classes, Symmetric
Functions and Regular Orbits of the Weyl Group.
Prof. James Carrell, UBC. Room 1100,
Mathematics Building Annex. 3:45 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
Vibrational Excitation Spectra of Fractals.
Raymond Orbach, Physics, University of
California, Los Angeles. Room 201, Hennings
Building. 4 p.m.
SUB Films.
Tender Mercies. Continues until Sunday, Oct. 7,
with shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Friday and
Saturday and one 7 p.m. show on Thursday and
Sunday. Admission is $1.50. Auditorium, Student
Union Building. 7 p.m.
Leon and Thea Koerner Lecture.
Music in Caravaggio and Some of his Followers.
Prof. Colin Slim, University of California, Irvine.
Room 113, Music Building. 3:30 p.m.
Empress Cup Tourney. Takes place on Friday
at 6 and 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 12 and 3
p.m. Arena, Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre.
6 p.m.
Women's Fieldhockey.
CWUAA Tourney. Continues on Sunday, Oct 7.
Playing fields behind the Robert Osborne
Centre. All day both days.
UBC vs. the University of Saskatchewan.
Thunderbird Stadium. 7:30 p.m.
Faculty and staff badminton
Club meets in Osborne Centre, Gym B,
Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 p.m. and Fridays from
7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Guests and new members are
Pipes and drums
Pipers and drummers among faculty, students
and staff interested in playing on campus are
asked to contact Dr. Edward Mornin, Germanic
Studies at 228-5140.
Internship program
Information interviews for internships in social
planning, public health, writing, television,
museum work, etc. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily.
Room 213, Brock Hall.
First aid courses
St. John Ambulance is offering their Safety
Oriented First Aid Course (SOFA) and
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Course (CPR)
to UBC students. The SOFA course requires
eight hours to complete and will be offered on
Saturdays; upon completion of the program, an
Emergency First Aid Certificate will be issued,
which is valid for three years. The CPR course
requires four-and-a-half hours to complete and
will be offered on Saturdays. Each course costs
$20. Registration is Tuesday, Sept. 25 and
Thursday, Sept 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre
Mall. Course fees are payable at that time.
English as a second language
Starting Oct. 1, the UBC English Language
Institute is introducing a campus evening
program and an off-campus morning program
for non-native speakers. Study is available for
English language learners at all levels. For more
information, please call 222-5285
Stress study
Dr. B. Long of UBC's recreation and leisure
studies department is looking for female
volunteers to participate in a laboratory study
on coping with stress. A free stress and coping
workshop will be offered for participants. The
study involves two one-and-a-half-hour sessions
in tbe Buchanan Fitness Laboratory. For details,
call Dr. Long at 228-5884.
Asian exhibit
Sept. 23 to 29: A photography exhibit by Wong
Ying Wah on display in the auditorium of the
Asian Centre, daily, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Museum of Anthropology
Exhibits: Hidden Dimensions: Face Masking in
East Asia; Cedar! An introduction to its
traditional uses by Northwest Coast Indians;
Buried History of London; Four Seasons:
Seasonal Activities of Prehistoric Indian Peoples
in B.C.; O Canada; Show and Tell: The Story of
a Big Mac Box.
Behind-the-Scenes Tours: Museum conservator Miriam Clavir conducts tours of the new
conservation laboratory. Group size limited to
12 people, children under 10 must be
accompanied by an adult Free with museum
admission. Oct 26, Nov. 17 and Dec. 7 at 230
and 3:30 p.m.
Guided Gallery Walks: Begin early in October.
Call 228-5087 for more details.
Free Identification Clinics: Bring your collectibles
to the museum for assistance with identification
and conservation. Sept. 25. Oct. 30 and Nov. 27,
7 p.m.
Tuesday Programs: Poetry reading by students in
the creative writing department, Nov. 13, 7 p.m.;
Snake in the Grass Moving Theatre, Nov. 20, 27
and Dec. 4, 11, at 7:30 p.m.
The museum also features a wide range of
workshops and special programs. For details on
museum activities, call 228-5087. The museum is
open noon to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, noon to 5
p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and is closed
on Mondays.
Experienced and new curlers are invited to
Agricurl on Tuesdays at the Thunderbird
Winter Sports Centre. Begins Tuesday, Oct 9 at
5 p.m. For details, call A. Finlayson at 228-3480,
P. Willing at 228-3280 or J. Shelford at 228-6578.
The University is willing to discuss this matter with any faculty member,
professional librarian, or program director. The compensation arrangements
are based upon consideration of past service and years remaining until
normal retirement date. The maximum sum in any one case is 24 months'
salary and the University will make every effort to be flexible in accommodating
an individual's preference for payment arrangements. Enquiries should be
directed to the Vice President Academic, preferably through the Dean
(Librarian or Director), although Dr. Smith is willing to have preliminary
discussions with individuals.


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