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with colleges
called success
UBC's fledgling partnerships with
Cariboo and Okanagan colleges are
being called successes despite lower
than expected enrolment in the degree-
granting programs.
The university-college partnerships
began in September as part of a new
post-secondary education strategy
announced last March by former Advanced Education Minister Stan Hagen.
That plan established third and fourth year programs at Cariboo College
in Kamloops, Okanagan College in
Kelowna and Malaspina College in
Nanaimo. UBC joined with Cariboo
College to offer general Arts and Science degrees, and the UBC Elementary Teacher Education Program. At
Okanagan, general Arts and Science
degrees are being offered.
Figures from Cariboo College for
third-year, full-time and part-time students show 47 students enroled in
Arts, 11 in Science and 14 in Education.
At Okanagan College, figures for
third-year, full-time and part-time students show 51 enroled in the Arts program and six in the Science program.
UBC administrators working with
the colleges are pleased with the results.
"I think the response has been fabulous considering how quickly the arrangements were made and how late
the opportunity actually became available," said Daniel Birch, Vice-President, Academic.
Associate Dean of Science John
Sams said the small numbers enroled
in science programs were disappointing, but will likely rise next year.
"At both colleges, second year enrolments in science were up significantly, by about 35 per cent at Cariboo and 50 per cent at Okanagan," he
said, adding these numbers will likely
boost next year's enrolment in the
degree program.
The number of students enroled in
the Arts program is not as high as was
originally expected, said Economics
Professor Ron Shearer.
"However, I find it all very encouraging — not so much the enrolment
figures, but the enthusiasm out there,"
he said.
"The thing that should be noted
about the enrolment figures is there is
a big increase in their first and second
year programs and that will carry over
to the third year next year."
Murray Elliott, associate dean of
Education, said the number of students
enroled in the Education program may
be lower than expected because UBC
requires three years of university before students are allowed to enter it.
"A number of people who might
be interested in the program were a
year short this year and are likely
making it up so they can be admitted," he said.
A report on the university-colleges
prepared by the Ministry of Advanced
Education and Job Training shows the
new access and teacher education initiatives have drawn about 720 additional students to the university-colleges during 1989-90.
The report partly attributed substantial increases in year one and two enrolments to students who plan to continue in the upper division years.
Figures from Okanagan College
show second year full- and part-time
student enrolment up by 43.75 per
cent, said Assistant Registrar Dianna
Hitchens.   -
There has been an increase in the
first and second year university transfer program at Cariboo College as
well, said Admissions Officer Ray Pillar. He said the college attributed the
rise in first and second year to the
availability of the new, full degree-
granting program.
$10 million donor's
identity revealed
UBC's $ 10-million donor is no
longer anonymous.
The university has confirmed that
the Chan Foundation of Canada,
founded by Tom and Caleb Chan, is
the source of the donation to the
university's Capital Campaign.
Members of a Vancouver family
originally from Hong Kong, the
Chans are businessmen whose donation to UBC is a tangible expression of their commitment to contribute to the community in which they
have chosen to work and live.
The Chan' s donation to UBC will
help build the university's new Performing Arts Centre, a facility which
will educate and showcase some of
the best artistic and cultural talent
from Canada and around the world,
strengthening cultural ties with countries in the Asia Pacific, and contributing to cultural understanding between nations, said UBC President
David Strangway.
"This is a tremendous gift for
UBC," Strangway said. "The uni
versity is the recipient, but the entire
community is the beneficiary."
When UBC approached the
Chans about donating to the Performing Arts Centre, they first determined that this project was not
only a priority of the university but
was important to the community as
a whole.
Tom Chan, 43, was president of
Crocodile Garments Ltd., one ofthe
most successful manufacturing and
retailing businesses in Hong Kong,
before selling the public company
and moving to Vancouver two years ago.
His brother Caleb, 38, moved to
Vancouver from California where
he had developed the hotel and
commercial property arm of the
family business.
Since being re-united in Vancouver, Tom and Caleb have combined their skills and resources to
jointly create in B.C. a new group of
entrepreneurial companies led by
Burrard International.
Photo by Media Services
Vancouver Centre MP Kim Campbell (right), presents one ofthe 147 Canada Scholarships awarded to UBC
students during a recent ceremony while President David Strangway looks on.
UBC, IBM partners
in graphic research
UBC and IBM Canada have jointly
announced a new cooperative research
project that could make the university a
world leader in the fast-growing field of
computer graphics.
The UBC/IBM Graphic, Film and
Computers (GraFiC) project will provide artists, architects, engineers, scientists, educators and medical researchers with new tools that will dramatically alter the way they work.
Its purpose is to develop cutting
edge computer graphics and animation
technology to model complicated images, and then to transfer this technology to users in a broad spectrum of
areas in science and the arts.
"It is our intention to make UBC a
leading centre for computer graphics
and animation and provide unique
access to this highly sophisticated technology," said Maria Klawe, head ofthe
UBC Department of Computer Science.
Funding for the GraFiC project is
anticipated to reach approximately $5-
million over the next five years, with
IBM contributing about $l-million in
equipment and expertise and the remainder provided by university and
other sources.
"The field of enhanced graphics and
computer animation is going to explode in the 1990s," said John
Thompson, chairman and CEO of
IBM Canada. "This project clearly has
the potential to put all the advanced
See PROJECT on Page 2
Recreation centre rejected
The Alma Mater Society student
council has decided to accept the results of last September's referendum
and withdraw $3.75-million in funding for the proposed Student Recreation Centre.
The funds were included in the
university's ongoing fundraising campaign, A World of Opportunity. Students had voted in an earlier referendum to raise funds for the first phase of
the project through a $30 annual fee.
President David Strangway said he
found the referendum results "a little
"Students at UBC have a long history of support for campus building
projects," he said. "And the announcement of their donation at the campaign
kickoff (in March) was extremely well-
received by both the government and
the private sector. It was very motivational for other donors."
Strangway added that the recreational centre is an important project
designed to meet clearly-identified
needs on campus.
"I'm hopeful that at a later date
students will find a way of renewing
their commitment to the campaign,"
he said.
The student council based their
decision on a ruling made by the Stu
dent Court, which settled the hotly disputed issue of how many votes were
required for quorum in the September
The formula established by the court
put quorum at 2,575 votes for either
side in the vote. In the referendum,
2,612 votes were cast in opposition to
the project, while another 1,766 students voted in favor.
UBC Reports in Van Courier
To better communicate with the
local comunity, the university will
now distribute UBC Reports on
alternate Sundays with The Vancouver Courier to homes and businesses in the area west of Arbutus
Readership will more than
triple as the number of copies
printed will be increased to 38,000
from 13,000.
This edition contains two paid
inserts, one from the UBC Real
Estate Corp. and the other from
the Disability Centre.
Advertising rates are unchanged. To place an ad, phone
228-4775. UBC REPORTS Nov. 30.1989       2
UW nearing its goal
The UBC United Way employee
campaign is nearing its goal of
$195,000, raising $178,726.93 to date.
The total represents 92 per cent of this
year's target.
About 1,200 UBC employees have
supported the campaign so far, giving
an average of $156 per donation. Approximately 400 employees are new
donors responding to the annual fun-
Project to create
new software
Continued from Page 1
developments—High Definition Television, advanced software, powerful
scientific work stations, easy-to-use
learning packages — into the hands of
thousands of people rather than just a
few dozen."
GraFiC will be the centrepiece of
the university's proposed new research
facility — the Media and Graphics
Interdisciplinary Centre (MAGIC).
Computer graphics is a technology
still in its infancy and is most widely
known for its use in animated films
such as Tin Toy, which won an academy award last year.
But it is widely recognized within
the computer industry that graphics and
other multimedia applications will be
one of the most important growth areas
in the next decade.
The GraFiC project aims to create
new software technologies in collaboration with potential users who may
now have little computer expertise. All
software developed through the project
will enter the public domain.
draising drive's appeal for contributions.
"The response at UBC has been
tremendous this year," said John
McNeill, Dean of Pharmaceutical Sciences and chairman of the campus
campaign. "In those units where we had
designated representatives, the statistics show us that a personalized campaign does work. The individual efforts
of our more than 140 volunteers are to
be commended. In our Purchasing unit,
we had a 66 per cent participation rate
thanks to the efforts of Cheryl Tong and
Helen Chang."
President David Strangway expressed his gratitude to campus volunteers at a reception on Nov. 22.
"It is a tribute to UBC that so many
at this university have worked tirelessly
to ensure the success of such a worthy
cause," said Strangway."
The Geological Museum has a huge selection of natural crystals
for sale for the person who has almost everythingl Priced from
$5.00 to over $2,000, each specimen has a descriptive label.
Proceeds support new acquisitions.
The Collector Shop is located in the Geological Museum near the
dinosaur's nose, and will be open at the following times:
■ 9:30
More info: 228-5586
Berkowitz & Associates
Statistics and Mathematics Consulting
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Jonathan Berkowitz, Ph.D.
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Office: (604) 263-1508     Home: (604) 263-5394
Classified advertising can be purchased from Media Services. Phone
228-4775. Ads placed by faculty and staff cost $6 per insertion for 35
words. Others are charged $7. Monday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. is the deadline
for the next issue of UBC Reports which appears on Thursday, Dec. 14.
Deadline for the following edition on Jan. 11 is noon Jan. 3. All ads must
be paid in advance in cash, by cheque or internal requisition.
For sale
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and mattress - $40 OBO.Three-way
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$70 OBO. Phone 437-0219.
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courses). We have a full range of
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6200 University Boulevard • 228-4741
19 15-1990
Birthday party
set for Sept. 30
UBC's official birthday party
on Sept. 30 will be the highlight
of 75th Anniversary/Homecoming week Sept. 27-Oct. 3.
The birthday party will revolve
around an afternoon of festivities on campus featuring a return to 1915 - a journey back to
the year the university was
chartered as an independent
post-secondaryinstitution. Old-
fashioned entertainment will
include people in period costumes, antique car displays
and an official cake-cutting
ceremony. Invitations to help
celebrate the birthday will go
out to 125,000 UBC alumni. The
Governor General orthe Prime
Minister will also be invited.
Contact: Kirsten Mawle or
Donna Hunter.
The organizing committee is
chaired by UBC law and medicine grad Don Holubitsky, vice-
chaired by AMS President Mike
Lee and staffed by Deborah
Apps ofthe Alumni Association
and Donna Hunter of 75th project staff.
Other events during the
week include: The 1990 Gala
Great Trekker Dinner, Sept. 27,
a dinner and celebration to
honor the recipient of the Great
Trekker Award, at the Hotel
Vancouver - Contact: Jim
Stitch or Andrew Hicks.
The Spirit Parade, Sept. 27,
to kick off the 75th Anniversary/
Homecoming Week celebrations. Contact: Bill Richardson
or Johanna Wickie.
A Neuroscience Symposium,
Sept. 27-28. A two-day symposium that will highlight Neuroscience at UBC.Contact: Dr.
Steven R. Vincent,
A Special Commencement
Ceremony, Sept. 27. Contact:
Joan King.
Reunion Dinners, Sept. 28.
UBC graduates will be invited
back to campus to celebrate
class reunions and the 75th
Anniversary. Contact: Agnes
A lecture series on Pacific
Rim Developments presented
by the Institute of Asian Research, Sept. 27 - Oct. 3 -
Contact: Katie Eliot.
Student Homecoming
Dance, Sept. 28, sponsored by
the AMS for both students and
alumni. Contact: Kirsten
The Blue and Gold Classic
Football Game Sept. 29 at
Thunderbird Stadium. Before
the game there will be a bar-
becueand beergarden. Apre-
game and half-time show will
continue the birthday party
theme. Contact: Kim Gordon.
The Arts '20 Relay Race,
Sept. 30. This is one of Canada's
largest university participatory
sporting events with eight-person teams running from Van
couver General Hospital to
UBC in a re-creation of the
original Arts Relay Race of
1920. Contact: Joan Webster
or Nestor Korchinsky.
Campus Projects are
made up of 75th Anniversary
activities that do not fall into
one of the major event categories (Open House, Discover
Summer at UBC and 75th An-
The Campus Projects committee chairman, Dean of
Medicine, Bill Webber, reports
that highlights include: An
exhibition of 16th Century
Rome studies and preparatory sketches by Italian masters including Michelangelo,
Vasari and Alberti; a UBC film
and television festival; a book
about women at UBC in the
early years; The New Universe,
the creation of state-of-the-
art graphic visuals on Sun
computers in UBC'sGeophys-
ics and Astronomy Department; an oral history project
by Professors Emeriti; a 25th
Anniversary anthology in
creative writing; an education day on ethical issues in
rehabilitation; a 75th Anniversary historical display in the
Botanical Garden; various
student celebrations including a day of festivities on SUB's
birthday in January; a celebration of light entitled The
Lights of Learning that will see
the central campus lit with
Christmas lights in November
and December, 1990; and a
computerized hyperbro-
chure tour of UBC.
The Campus Projects committee is vice-chaired by Dr.
John Gilbert and staffed by
Judy McLarty. A number of
proposals from Athletics are
still under consideration and
will be outlined in a future
Leslie Peterson, Chancellor of UBC and Chairman of
the 75th Anniversary celebrations, guest speaker at the
annual Thunderbird Society
lunch at the Hotel Vancouver
on Nov. 20, spoke about the
75th Anniversary programs
and the corporate partnership opportunities for companies wishing to help UBC
throughout 1990. For more
information on corporate
partnerships, call John Tan-
ton, Partner, The Tanton/
Mitchell Group, at 685-0261.
The correct dates for the
student kick-off festivities are
Jan. 8,9,10,1990, not Jan. 10,
11 and 12 as reported in the
last column. UBC REPORTS Nov. 30,1989
AIA/Classics Lecture
San Giovanni di Ruoto: A Late Roman Villa
in South Italy. Prof. Alastair Small, U of Alberta. Museum of Anthropology Lecture
Theatre at 8pm. Call 228-2889.
Pediatrics Seminar
Lactic Acidosis and Neurological Disease
in Children. Dr. Brian Robinson, Endocrinology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.
University Hospital, Shaughnessy site,
D308 from noon. Call 875-2492.
Physiology Seminar
Pancreatic Exocrine Function in Man. Prof.
I. Koop, U of Marburg, FRG. IRC #5 at
4:45pm. Call 228-2083.
Biochemistry Seminar
Leishmanla Gene Expression. Dr. Rob
McMaster, Medical Genetics, UBC. IRC
#4 at 3:45pm. Call 228-3027.
Astronomy Seminar
Mapping the Surfaces of Ap Stars. Dr. William Wehlau, Astronomy, U of Western
Ontario. Geophysics and Astronomy 260
at 4pm. Call H. Richer, 228-4314/2267.
For events in the period Dec. 17 to Jan. 13 notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar forms no later
than noon on Tuesday, Dec. 6 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Room 207, Old Administration Building.
For more information call 228-3131. Notices exceeding 35 words may be edited. The last edition of UBC Reports in 1989 will
be published on Dec. 14. The first edition in 1990isJan.ll with a Calendar deadline ofnoon Jan. 3.
Botany Seminar
The Rote of Calcium in Whorl Morphogenesis in Acetabularia Dr. L. Harrison,
Chemistry, UBC. BioSciences 2000 at
12:30pm. Call 228-2133.
Tai Chi Group
Introduction to Basic. SamMasich, coordinator. Twelve sessions, $45. Faculty Club
Ballroom, 7:45 - 8:45am. Call 228-4693.
Session on Wine #8
Blind Tasting Red Wine (General). Dan-en
Berezarski, Wine Consultant from Mark
Anthony Group. Per session, $15. Faculty
Club Music Room 7-9pm. Call 228-4693.
DEC. 6|
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Total Elbow and Wrist Arthroplasty. Dr. K.
Favero, Chairman. Eye Care Centre Auditorium at 7:30am. Call Orthopaedics, VGH
at 875-4646.
Pharmacology Seminar
Physiology and Pharmacology of Noxious
Stimuli-induced Persistant Depression of
Hippocampal CA1 Neuronal Synaptic Excitability. Sanjay Khanna, PhD candidate,
Pharmaceutical Sciences, IRC #3,11:30-
12:30pm. Call 228-2575.
Faculty Club Buffet
Lighting of the Christmas Tree. Main Dining Room at 7pm. Reservations, 228-
Combined Seminar
One of a series by Human Reproductive Biology with Endocrinology and Infertility.
Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome. Dr.
Sheila Pride, Obs. and Gyn., UBC. Grace
Hospital 2N35 at Ipm. Call 875-2334.
Institute of Asian Research
Lunchtime Seminar. The Red Khmer
Movement and Local Response in Kampuchea since 1970. Katie Friesen, PhD candidate, Politics, Monash U. Asian Centre
604 at 12:30pm. Call 228-4688.
UBC Resports is the faculty and
staff newspaper ofthe University
of British Columbia. It is published every second Thursday by
the UBC Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1W5.
Telephone 228-3131.
Advertising inquiries: 228-4775.
Director: Margaret Nevin
Editor-in-Chief: Don Whiteley
Editor: Howard Fluxgold
Contributors: Connie FiUetti,
Paula Martin, Jo Moss
and Gavin Wilson.
Medical Genetics Seminar
A Clinical Review of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin
Disease. Dr. Dawna Gilchrist, Clinical
Fellow, Medical Genetics. University
Hospital, Shaughnessy site D308 at
2:15pm. Call 228-5311.
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Selenium and Essential Trace Elements in
Pediatric Nutrition. Dr. Gillian Lockitch, Pathology, BCCH. GF Strong Rehab. Centre
Auditorium at 9am. Call 875-2117, local
7107 or 7118.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Grand Rounds
Update on Canadian Multi-Centre Post-
Term Pregnancy Trial. Dr. D. Farquhar-
son, Director, Ultrasound, Grace Hospital
and Ms. Margaret Lee, RN. University
Hospital, Shaughnessy Site, Lecture Theatre D308 at 8am. Call 875-2171.
Chemical Engineering Seminar
Engineering Design of Microbiological
Leaching Reactors. Dr. Richard Branion,
Chem. Engineering, UBC. Chem Engineering 206 at 3:30pm. Call 228-3238.
Faculty Club Seafood Festival
Buffet. Main Dining Room from 5:30-
8:30pm. Call 228-2708. Reservations,
Friends of the Garden
Guided Tours of the Winter Garden. From
the Botany Garden Office at 1 and again at
2pm. Call 228-3928/4372.
Continuing Education
Social Work Workshop
Employee Assistance Programs, New Career Opportunities for Social Workers. Diana Stevan, MSW, Director, Onterlock.
Social Work Lecture Hall B from 9am-4pm.
Call 228-2576.
Music Recital
Works for Horn Ensemble. Brian G'Froerer
and guests. Free admission. Music Recital Hall at 2pm. Call 228-3113.
Astronomy Seminar  -
Measurement and Interpretation of Solar
Luminosity Variations. Dr. Peter Foukal,
Cambridge Research and Instrumentation, Cambridge, Mass. Geophysics and
Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Coffee from
3:30pm. Call Harvey Richer at 228-4134/
Music/CBC Simulcast
Phoenix Choir. Broadcast live by CBC.
Must be seated before 12:30pm. Music
Recital Hall at 12:15pm. Call 228-3113.
Institute of Asian
Research Seminar
Japanese Industrial Policy: The Case of
the Distributive Sector. Prof. Hiroshi Niida,
Economics, National U of Yokohama; Visiting Professor,Economics, UBC. Asian
Centre 604 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Orthopaedic Aspects of Down's Syndrome. Dr. R.D. Beauchamp, Chairman. Eye
Care Centre Auditorium at 7:30am. Call
Orthopaedics, VGH at 875-4646.
Faculty Club
Pre-Senate Christmas Buffet. Per person,
$15. Main Dining Roomfrom5:30-8:30pm.
Reservations recommended. Call 228-
DEC. 141
Combined Seminar
One of a series by Human Reproductive Biology with Endocrinology and Infertility.
Regulation of Meiotic Maturation and Egg
Mitosis by Protein Phosphorylation. Dr. S.
Peleck, Biomedical Research Centre, UBC.
Grace Hospital 2N35 at 1pm. Call 875-
Chemical Engineering Seminar
The Other Natural Fuel: Lignin. B. Richardson, Graduate Student, Chem. Eng.,
UBC. Chem Engineering 206 at 3:30pm.
Call 228-3238.
Grand Rounds.
Morbidity and Mortality Review. Drs. P.
Mitchell and J. Booth, Gyne Service, UBC.
University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site Lecture Theatre D308 at 8am. Call 875-2171.
Health Care/Epidemiology
Health Communities - A New Social Movement. Dr. Sharon Willms, Asst. Professor,
Social Work and Centre for Human Settlements, UBC. James Mather 253 from 9-
10am. Call 228-2772.
Biotechnology Lab Seminar
Strategies for Signal Transduction in Biological Systems. Dr. Mel Simon, Biology,
Calif. Inst, of Technology. IRC #5 at 12
noon. Call 228-2210.
Faculty Club Members
Open House
UBCCarollers. FreeHorsd'oeuvres. Members are invited to bring guests. Main
Dining Room 4-8pm. Call 228-2708.
UBC Chess Club Lecture
The Greatest Player of All Time: Kasparov,
Karpov or Fischer? Dr. Nathan Divinsky,
Mathematics, UBC. Computer analysis of
64 great players utilizing calculus and statistics. Admission $5. SUB 205 at 5pm.
Call 873-8597.
Institute of Asian Research
Exhibition of Chinese paintings by Hong
Kong artist NG Yuet Lau. Until Dec. 10.
Freeadmission. Asian Centre Auditorium,
ll:30am-5:30pm daily. Call 228-2746.
Fine Arts Gallery
Mary Scott. Until Dec. 22. Basement, Main
Library. Tues.- Fri., 10 am- 5pm; Saturday,
noon - 5 pm.
Botanical Garden
Christmas Sale. Fresh, green wreaths,
books, gardening tools. Dec. 7, 8, 9, 11
am-7 pm, 6250 Stadium Road. Call 228-
Graduate Student Society
Free Film Festival. James Bond and Meryl
Streep. All Welcome. Grad Centre Fireside Lounge, Mondays at 6:30pm. Call
Occupational Health
and Safety Seminar
Biosafety in the Laboratory - Principles and
Practices. Dec. 6 and 7, 8:30am-4:30pm.
Practical sessions: choose Dec. 12 or 13,
8:30-11am. Call 228-7596.
Post Polio Study
Persons with polio needed for functional
assessment and possible training programs. Elizabeth Dean, PhD, School of Rehabilitation Medicine. Call 228-7392.
Multiple Sclerosis Study
Persons with mild to moderately severe
MS needed for study on exercise responses. Elizabeth Dean, PhD, School of
Rehab. Medicine. Call 228-7392.
Psychiatry Study
Men and women 19-60 years, to participate in research investigating eye function
in depressed patients and control volunteers. Volunteers must not have a past
history or family history of depression. Stipend $15. Call Dr. Lam or Arlene Tompkins at 228-7325.
Psychology Study
Non-students volunteers, aged 30-40 and
living with a heterosexual partner, to keep
a daily journal for 4 months. Participants
will look for patterns in their physical, emotional and social experiences. Call Jessica
McFarlane at 228-5121.
Back Pain Research
Volunteers needed for magnetic resonance imaging of healthy spines - men and
women aged 18-60, non-pregnant, no
pacemakers, no intracranial clips and no
metal fragments in the eye. University
Hospital employees excluded. Call June 8
am and 4 pm, Monday - Thursday at 228 -
UBC Employment Equity:
Faculty and staff interested fo learn about
the program, including the census to take
place in February 1990, please contact Dr.
Sharon E. Kahn, Director. Call 228-5454.
Late afternoon curling. Experienced curlers and those wishing to learn are welcome. At Thunderbird, Tuesdays, 5:15 -
7:15. Two terms, $80. Call Paul Willing,
228-3560 or Alex Finlayson, 738-7698
Badminton Club
Faculty, staff and Grad Student Badminton
Club meets Thursdays, 8:30-10:30pmMJ
Fridays, 6:30-8:30 pm in Gym A of the
Robert Osborne Sports Centre. Fees $15.
Call Bernard at 731 -9966.
Walter Gage Toastmasters
Wednesday. Public Speaking Club Meeting. Speeches and tabletopics. Guests
are welcome. SUB at 7:30. pm. CallSulan
at 597-8754.
Psychology Study
Opinions of teenage girls and their parents
on important issues surfacing in family life.
Volunteers needed: 13-19 year old girls
and one or both of their parents. Call Lori
Taylor at 733-0711.
Language Exchange
Free service to match up UBC students
who want to exchange their language for
another. At present, we are looking for
French and Spanish speakers who wish to
exchange their languages for English. Call
Yukiko Yoshida at 228-5021.
International House
Language Bank
Free translation/interpretation services offered by International students and the
community to students and non-profit organizations. Call Teresa or Nancy at 228-
Sexual Harassment Office
Two advisors are available to discuss questions and concerns on the subject They
are prepared to help any member of the
UBC community who is being sexually
harassed to find a satisfactory resolution.
Call Margaretha Hoek or Jon Shapiro at
Statistical Consulting
and Research Laboratory.
SCARL is operated by the Department of
Statistics to provide statistical advice to
faculty and graduate students. Call 228-
4037. Forms for appointments available in
Room 210, Ponderosa Annex C.
To find an interesting and challenging volunteer job, get in touch with Volunteer Connections. Contact: Volunteer Connections, Student Counselling and Resources
Centre, Brock Hall 200 or call 228-3811.
Lung Disease Subjects Wanted
School of Rehab Medicine is seeking interstitial lung disease subjects in order to
study the effect of this disorder on response to submaximal exercise. Call Frank Chung at 228-7708.
Parenting Project
Couples with children between the ages of
5 and 12 are wanted for a project studying
parenting. Participation involves the mother and father discussing common childre-
aring problems and completing questionnaires. Call Dr. C. Johnston, Clinical Psychology, UBC at 228-6771.
Teaching Kids to Share
Mothers with 2 children between 21/2 and
6 years of age are invited to participate in a
free parent-education program being evaluated in the Department of Psychology.
Call Georgia Tiedemann at 228-6771.
Surplus Equipment
Recycling Facility
All surplus items. Every Wednesday, noon-
3 pm. Task Force Bldg. 2352 Health
Sciences Mall. Call 228-2813.
Neville Scarfe Children's Gardenj
Visit the Neville Scarfe Children's Garden5
located west of the Education Building.
Open all year - free. Families interested in
planting weeding and watering in the garden, call Jo-Anne Naslund at 434-1081 or
Botanical Garden
Open every day from 10 am - 3 pm. until
mid-March. Freeadmission.
Nitobe Garden
Open Monday to Friday, 10 am - 3 pm until
mid-March. Free admission. UBC Administration answers
questions on Hampton Place
1. Where is Hampton Place?
Hampton Place is located at the corner of
16th Avenue and Wesbrook Mall on the campus
of The University of British Columbia. The 28
acre site is owned by the University and is not
part of the University Endowment Lands nor the
adjacent Pacific Spirit Park.
2. What is the UBC Real Estate Corp.?
This Company ("REC"), incorporated in 1988,
is a private company wholly owned by UBC with
the mandate of developing University real estate
assets throughout the province in a profitable
manner. REC operates at arm's length from the
University and is controlled by a separate Board
of Directors. The Company is charged with
turning this real estate into long term benefits for
3. What Type of Housing will be
Built at Hampton Place?
The 28 acre site is subdivided into ten multi-
family tots. Three ofthese sites are for townhouses,
three for low-rise apartments and four for high-
rise apartments. Three of the high-rise apartments will be built and operated by REC as
rental buildings while the rest of the sites will be
sold by way of 99 year ground lease to other
development companies. It is expected that
these seven sites will be condominium tenure.
4. Who Will Build the Housing?
UBC Real Estate Corporation will offer most
of the sites to the market on a tender basis.
These sites will be leased, not sold, for 99 years
and we have written Design Guidelines and
Zoning to ensure high quality development. The
proceeds from these pre-paid 99 year leases will
contribute to the cost of building high rises
operated by UBC Real Estate Corporation.
5. What About Landscaping?
UBC/REC has commissioned experts to develop a theme based upon historic English gardens. The REC will design and build all the
landscape at the entrance gates, along both
sides and on the median of the main road, and
within the two major islands along the way. This
landscape will be decorative and somewhat
formal but created by means of informal plant
materials punctuated with traditional garden
sculpture forms. Design Guidelines will be issued to the landscape architects responsible for
individual lot landscape design so as to ensure
a coordinated overall finished effect.
6. What About Density?
The overall plan for the 28 acre parcel limits
floor area ratios to an average of only 1.01 FSR.
This means for every square foot of land within
the lot lines, one square foot of habitable space
can be built. This is considered to be a relatively
low density. By comparison, Dunbar is 0.45
FSR and False Creek South is 1.30, West
Vancouver RM 2 Zoning is 1.75, and False
Creek East is 3.50. Hampton Place is designed
to cater to those who enjoy the advantages of
townhouse life styles. In addition, the high-rise
apartment sites will offer the advantages of full
utilization of the three small lots to be retained by
the REC. The densities of these areas are
higher to effect the low overall average.
7. What is the Target Market?
All transactions will be "at market" so each
developer will determine his own target market
and build accordingly. REC will rent at prevailing
market rates. Initial market reaction to the
project indicates that most prospective buyers
live in Point Grey and adjacent neighbourhoods
in Vancouver. Many are "empty nesters" with
equity in single family homes while others are
younger working couples.
8. How are the Sites Being Leased?
Sites are being made available on 99 year
pre-paid leases with UBC being the Lessor. A
publicly advertised competitive tendering process will be followed. A $50,000 deposit must
accompany the Offer to Lease and the successful tenderer will be required to increase the
deposit to 10% of the Offer upon acceptance of
the Offer by REC. The Balance is due and
payable 100 days after acceptance of the Offer
in order to give plenty of time to submit and
receive a development permit. Offers will be
judged by REC primarily on the basis of price.
9. What is the Authority Having
Development Permits, Building Permits and
Occupancy Permits are under the jurisdiction of
REC. Zoning, Design Guidelines and the Approval Process have been written by REC. The
University, as the owner of the land, derives its
authority from the University Act and is not
subject to The Municipal Act nor The Vancouver
10. Are Property Taxes Payable?
Property taxes are payable to and collected
by the Province as the land is technically in a
rural area. In addition, UBC will receive payment
for providing local services. All property is
assessed by the Provincial Assessment Authority. These taxes include payment to the Vancouver School Board, the G.V.R.D.., Vancouver
Hospital, Municipal Finance Authority, Provincial Assessment and the Provincial Levy. We
estimate these taxes alone will exceed $2 million
per year. For a given assessed value, the combination of the tax bill payable to the Province
and the levy payable to UBC will be the same as
paying taxes in the City of Vancouver.
11. What Services are being Provided to the Properties?
Water, storm sewer and sanitary sewer are
provided to the property line by UBC. Road
maintenance is provided by the Ministry of Transportation and Highways as well as landscaping
maintenance in the public road right of way. BC
Gas, BC Tel, Rogers Cable and BC Hydro
provide their respective services to the property
line as per any normal development.
12. How Does the Approval Process Work?
Basically, the developer will apply for a development permit, building permit and occupancy
permit as per a normal municipal situation. Following the Design Guidelines and Zoning issued
by REC and the current BC Building Code, REC
has authority to issue development permits while
Locke, McKinnon, Domingo Gibson Ltd. has
authority to issue building permits. A Development Permit Approval Committee comprising
the project planner, President of REC, Director
of Campus Planning for UBC, project landscape
architect and two other architects will issue
development permits.
The philosophy behind the approval process
assumes professional developers and design
teams working closely with REC and its professionals. Fast approvals are available for those
who submit complete applications that meet the
Design Guidelines and the applicable Building
Code requirements.
13. How Does UBC Benefit?
The UBC Real Estate Corporation will contribute its net profits to UBC each year. This will
provide a steady and growing source of funds
that the University can use for capital and endowment purposes. At present, we estimate
that UBC will receive about $3 million per year
once the high rises are built. It will take about four
years to finish construction and fill the buildings.
14. Is there a surplus from Selling
The 99 Year Land Leases?
No. UBC Real Estate Corporation will have
to borrow and place a mortgage on the three
high rises to build them. This mortgage is
needed even though the three sites for the high
rises will be included at no cost to the high rises.
If the market value of the three sites were
included, it would not be economically possible
to build the high rises.
15. Have Experts Been Used to Design the Project?
The 1987-88 work performed forU.B.C. under
the direction of Graham Argyle, Campus Planner, included reports from the following consultants:
Ernest Collins Architect
UMA Engineering Ltd.
Underhill and Underhill, Legal Surveyors
Pavelek & Associates, Landscape Architects
Patricia French Ltd.
LEC Quantity Surveying Inc.
Cornerstone Planning Ltd., Social Planners
Burnett Resource Surveys Ltd. - Aerial Photography
Wessex Consultants Ltd., Appraisers
Peter Sanders, UBC Research Forest
The 1988 to present team included the following consultants at various stages:
abltat consultants ltd., Planners
Thompson, Berwick and Pratt, Architects
Michael Geller & Associates, Market Analy
Strategic Development Services, Market Analysis
Bush Bohlman & Partners, Structural Engineers
Golder Associates, Geotechnical Engineers
Hunter Laird Engineering Ltd.
Underhill and Underhill, Legal Surveyors
Lock MacKinnon, Gibson, Fire Safety and
Building Code Consultants
Ron Rule, Landscape Architect
E & J MacLeod, Landscape Design
Richards, Buell, Sutton, Legal Counsel
Timberline Forest Inventory Consultants
N. D. Lea Consultants Ltd., Traffic Engineers
Peat, Marwick, Thome, Tax Consultants
16. What Happens at the End of the
99 Year Leases?
The Condominium Act says that the landlord
(UBC) must either extend the leases at an
agreed rate or buy out the improvements at full
market value as if the lease had been extended.
An Arbitration process is included if there is no
agreement on the rate of extension or the buyout.
17. When Will This Happen?
We have started site servicing and will be
ready to tender serviced land by early 1990.
18. Is the UBC Real Estate Corporation Unique?
No. Many other universities around the world
have used their real estate assets for profitable
activities. Members of the Association of University Real Estate Officials are involved in land
development, oil and gas exploration, airports,
hotels, shopping centres, warehousing, condominiums, land leases, farming, parking lots and
other real estate projects. This association has
more than 100 members across North America.
Canadian public universities such as Guelph
and York have very active programs designed to
raise funds from their real estate holdings.
19. Will Hampton Place include Student Housing?
Hampton Place is the financial engine that
will provide the necessary cash for the University
to build student housing. The profits from selling
ground leases will be used to build needed
market rental apartments which in turn will provide ongoing income to the University. The
Mission Statement and recent announcements
confirm the University's commitment to build
more student housing in the 1990's. Hampton
Place will provide the "downpayment" to make
this possible.
20. Will Hampton Place Encourage
Yes. Through our Design Guidelines we are
requiring architectural styles in keeping with the
surroundingneighbourhoodsinPointGrey. Within
this conservative appearance, we will be encouraging use of the latest technologies and
materials for fire prevention and energy efficiency. We are investigating garbage collection
procedures that utilize re-cycling techniques.
We have engaged one of the leading Building
Code consultants to assist in state of the art
construction approvals. Once we start design of
our own apartment buildings, we will seek design, construction and maintenance systems
that will optimize both the internal and external
21. How have People Responded to
Hampton Place?
The vast majority of people who have visited
the information trailer or contacted REC want
more information on buying or renting a home.
This positive response has ranged between
80% and 90% of all contacts depending on the
time period in question. As there are no specific
plans or prices yet, we have developed mailing
lists and most of these people currently live in
neighbourhoods close to the University. Some
people have identified themselves as UBC personnel, retired couples, "empty-nesters"orpeople
who simply want to live close to U.B.C.
22. What Impact will Hampton Place
have on Local Services?
As part of the design and approval process,
independent computer models determined that
sanitary sewer and water capacities are adequate and the storm sewer has already been
upgraded to meet the needs. Similar analyses
of traffic were confirmed through independent
consultants. The Fire Chief has approved the
design to date and will control the building permits for each structure to ensure standards are
met. It is not expected that many school children
will live here based on the demographics of the
people who have asked for information about
buying or renting, but we are discussing this with
the local schools. Many of the students currently
at the secondary school do not live in the area.
23. Is Hampton Place part of an
overall Housing Strategy?
Yes. The 1982 Campus Plan showed student housing (Phase I) and Market Housing
(Phase II) along Wesbrook Mall up to 16th
Avenue. The 1982 plan on housing at Acadia
Camp said "In economic terms, there is a desire
to use income generated from the lease of
portions of the market housing to fund and/or
subsidize the rental housing." This same study
quoted Sir Patrick Geddes (Botanist, Zoologist,
Sociologist and Town Planner) as saying "A
housing area should be merely the inhabited
corner of a park."
Continued on next page Hampton Place chronology*
Chronology of Events - UBC Market Housing Project
June 2,1981
Board created an ad hoc committee "to
study all aspects of the current housing situation.'' (members appointed: 1 student, 1
faculty, 1 staff, 2 others.)
July 7,1981
Approval in principle of report of this committee. This study covered the Acadia Camp
area as well as the present site being developed out to 16th (Acadia Park) for a mixture of
housing types.
January 26,1982
Board resolved 'That the Vice-President,
University Services, be and is hereby authorized to proceed with Phase III of the planning
process in connection with the Acadia area
housing development proposal, namely, the
development of Urban Design/Architectural
Guidelines at a cost not to exceed $30,000;
and further, that authority be and is hereby
granted to explore market housing alternatives that would be University use related."
May 3,1982
Another student governor added to the
Housing Committee.
July 7,1982
'That the various proposals and recommendations contained in the report dated
June, 1982, prepared by Waisman, Dewar,
Grout, Architects and Planners entitled 'A
Report on Housing at Acadia Park Prepared
for the University of British Columbia' be and
are hereby approved in principle; and that they
be distributed to various groups on the campus who have a particular interest In university
This is a major report on the subject of
mixed housing and explicitly states that the
area between Acadia Park and 16th Avenue
be developed for "16th Avenue market housing (p. 25). Maps accompanying the report
show these plans. The Acadia Camp student
housing redevelopment was proposed also in
this report. This plan was completed in 1989.
The report planned for a mix of market housing, including townhouses and rental units in
In very large measure, the development
now under way represents the second phase
of this complete 1982 plan. It paid close
attention to appropriate living environments.
The third phase will involve the now abandoned day-care sites and other in fills. Note -
it was recognized in this report that the trees
would all have to come down.
The advisory design panel strongly supported this report (chaired by D. Shadbolt).
This report was made widely available
including the Faculty Association. The report
was placed with the UEL Tenants Society.
There was an open meeting held in September 1982 and there was reporting in UBC
November 2,1982
The campus development proposal was
adopted in principle at an open session by the
Board of Governors. This proposal incorporated the housing report previously adopted
on July 7 and reinforced the approach that
included market housing as part of the mixed
housing strategy.
The market housing plan which is now
being implemented was adopted in 1982. The
student housing plan was adopted and much
of it completed. A policy of housing 25% ofthe
students on campus was reiterated.
December 4,1986
The original plan for market housing on the
16th and Wesbrook site as part of the mixed
housing program was reviewed by the Board
of Governors.
April 2,1987
'The Board of Governors hereby authorizes preliminary planning forthe Market Housing project - Wesbrook and 16th Avenue..."
July 9,1987
It was reported to the Board that Clayton
Research, Cornerstone Planning Group and
Ernest Collins Architects had been retained to
examine the planning issues and to examine
the impact of the development in the context
of the local community and as part of the ongoing implementation of the original mixed
housing strategy."
July 13,1987
Vancouver Province editorial In support of
University generating income from development of assets.
December 3,1987
The Board received some of the above
reports and authorized the university to proceed with development and to create UBC
Real Estate Corporation to implement the
market component of the mixed housing strategy-
March 24,1988
Drs. David W. Strangway and
K. D. Srivastava briefed A.M.S. Executive
March 29,1988
A presentation was made to the Board in
open session outlining Master Plan Guidelines and Regulations.
A second presentation was made in closed
session regarding items such as costs and
appraisals. The following approval was given:
"The proposed master plan regulations and
guidelines are hereby approved in principle
for inclusion in a master agreement between
the Real Estate Corporation and UBC; that a
dialogue be opened between the university
and anyone who may be interested in the
development i.e.. the University Endowment
Lands Administration, Ratepayers' Association, the Department of Municipal Affairs and
the Department of Lands and Forests ..."
These studies were distributed to the groups
mentioned, discussions were held, and the
results were published in UBC Reports.
June 2,1988
The Real Estate Corp. (UBC REC) was
formally established by motion of the Board
and the UBC REC Board members named.
'That the Board of Governors approve in
principle the leasing of up to 27 acres of
campus land for a period of 99 years to the
UBC REC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the
university, for the development of market
The Board further directed that "it is the
intention of the Board that any net income
from the proposed development would be for
capital fund purposes of the university or for
endowment purposes."
Thus, by June of 1988, the Board had re-
approved the 16th and Wesbrook plan for
market housing already approved in June of
1982 as part of the overall mixed housing
Regular reports of progress have been
given at subsequent Board meetings.
Following campus-wide consultation, on
June 23, 1989, Fifth Draft of the Mission
Statement and Strategic Plan was published
by UBC Reports as a Special Report and was
given wide distribution. There were a number
of references to market housing in the Special Report including a statement on page
one "We will continue to develop plans to
seek financial returns from our land. The
creation ofthe UBC Real Estate Corporation
will enhance this. We have plans to develop
27 acres for market housing,..."
Drs. David W. Strangway and K. D. Srivastava met with the AMS Executive, AMS
Council and Graduate Student Society during 1988-89 and 1989-90 sessions. During
our informal meetings, several issues were
raised by the students, including the market
housing project.
September 1988
President of UBC REC met with Adminis-
tratorof UEL, Managerof Development Services for GVRD reviewing plans.
October 1988
President of UBC REC met with electoral
area rep to GVRD; made presentation to UEL
Ratepayers' executive.
November 1988
Meetings with City of Vancouver, UEL
February 1989
Meeting with UEL administrator
May 1989
Mission Statement and Strategic Plan
approved by Senate on May 17,1989.
June 1989
Meetings with GVRD and Electoral A area
rep, GVRD park planning administrator to
review plans.
Mission Statement and Strategic Plan
approved by Board of Governors on June 8,
1989. This document was the product of over
three years of discussion and consultation at
There are a number of references to the
market housing concept in the Strategic Plan.
In particular, page fifty-four contains the following paragraph: "A master plan was developed between 1979 and 1982, which laid out
development rules and recommendations
for the campus, indicating that the existing
academic core can be developed more
densely. An 11 hectare parcel of land on the
corner of Wesbrook and 16th Avenue is
planned for development as market housing
without endangering foreseeable future needs
for academic purposes.
To this end, the university has formed a
subsidiary company to develop the land, providing over 600 living units on long term
leaseholds, providing an annual return in
excess of $4 million."
Following is the distribution list forthe Mission
Statement and Strategic Plan:
Faculty and Staff-6412
B.C. MPs - 28
B.C. MLAs - 43
UBC Board of Governors -15
UBC Senate - 88
Canadian University Presidents - 36
Canadian daily newspapers - 60
B.C. daily newspapers - 25
Lower Mainland, radio, TV, weeklies,
magazines - 59
B.C. Deputy Ministers -19
B.C. Community College Presidents -13
Alumni Association Executive - 5
Premier's Advisory Council on
Science & Technology -10
Major Donors and Wesbrook Society - 575
Consul Generals - 24
Spinoff Companies - 73
Corporate - Higher Education t
Forum (CEOs) - 60
Total distribution - 7633
July 1989
Letter from GVRD on interface with Pacific
Spirit Park giving support for the way the
project was being done.
August 1989
Meeting with R.C.M.P., Fire Department,
UELInformationTraileropened. 14,000copies
of 4 page information insert distributed to
campus and to residents of UEL and surrounding parts of Vancouver explaining the
project and its underlying purposes including
production of more rental housing and providing a means for the University to fund additional capital and endowment projects.
The opening of the third phase of Acadia
Camp housing marked the completion of student
housing projects started in 1984 which, In addition to replacing inadequate housing, have
added 1,000 additional units of accommodation for students at UBC at a cost of $36.5
Million, all as part of the original mixed housing
On-site meeting with MLA Tom Perry
(August31); John Turner's representative;
presentations to AMS Council, Faculty Association Executive.
September 1/89
Site clearance starts.
September 1989
Presentation to newly formed West Point
Grey Residents' Association; UEL Ratepayers' Executive; UEL park committee representative and to many individuals.
Phone calls and visitors continue to come
in (now 10 a day) and are 90% in favdur of
project. There have been hundreds of calls
and letters most of which have been answered or are being answered.
September 12/89
UBC/REC Information Trailer burned.
October 1989
Slash-burning underway. University apologized for the inconvenience of the smoke.
Meeting with MLAs Marzari and Perry.
November 8,1989
Met with Arts Undergraduate Students on
University issues (including real estate)
November 14,29
December 11,12
Meetings scheduled with faculty to discuss
the state of the University including the development project.
November 15
President meets with MLA's for the region
January 1990
Basic site services expected to be completed. Landscaping program will continue
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The establishment of The Disability Centre
is an important objective of the University of
British Columbia. The Centre will seek to
ensure that the University fosters an environment in which concerns of persons with disabilities are addressed at all levels. Specifically, the Centre will work to ensure that
persons with disabilities, whether they be
students, faculty, staff or visitors, be given
equal access to benefit from all the University
has to offer. The Centre will channel important
leadership resources back into the community in terms of education, awareness and research.
The services provided by the Centre will
address the areas of access, advocacy, services, and research. These services will, in
turn, assist persons with disabilities to participate fully in the learning, teaching, research,
social and cultural functions of the University.
It is intended that the Centre will become a
prototype for other post-secondary educational institutions in Canada and worldwide as
they, too, attempt to foster an environment
which is fully accessible to, and supportive of,
all disabled persons.
The challenge now faced by post-secondary educational institutions is to be able to
provide the opportunity for disabled students,
faculty, staff and visitors to participate to the
best of their abilities through a barrier-free environment. The University of British Columbia
has responded to this challenge by placing a
high priority on the creation of a barrier-free
campus environment and on ensuring that the
University becomes a leader in integration
and advocacy for persons with disabilities.
The issue of University accessibility requires action to remove physical and attitudinal obstacles facing people with disabilities. It
is essential that UBC develop a comprehensive plan to ensure that all disabled students,
faculty, staff and visitors can fully participate in
the learning, teaching, research, social and
cultural functions of the University.
The numbers of post-secondary students
with physical, sensory or learning disabilities
are increasing annually, as are the numbers of
faculty and staff who have disabilities. This increase is partly a reflection of changing societal attitudes to disability, partly the result of the
mainstreaming efforts at the elementary and
secondary school levels, and partly a consequence of informal informational networks
which convey an accessibility message.
There are strong indicators that the numbers of persons with a disability who wish to
pursue higher education will escalate in the
next decade. First, the average age of University students is increasing and will continue to
increase with the proportion of elderly in the
population. As well the probability of acquiring
a disability increases with age. Second, there
is an increase in the number of people surviving accidental injury who desire to pursue self-
fullfillment and independence. Third, technological aids are becoming increasingly sophisticated, particularly in the application of
computers to assist severely handicapped
persons to receive and transmit information.
U.B.C. has accomplished much in the past
decade to accommodate the needs of students with disabilities. However, students,
faculty, staff and campus visitors with disabilities still face many physical, attitudinal and
other barriers which impede full participation
as members of this campus community. There
are numerous overt and covert restrictions at
UBC which create unnecessary difficulties for
people with physical, sensory and learning
limitations. Such restrictions include: limited
opportunities to make use of recreational and
cultural facilities and programs; insufficient
coordination of information; and limited entrance into a number of academic and professional programs.
In accord with the mission of the University,
to offer excellence in teaching and research,
the goal of U.B.C. through the Disability Centre
is to set an example of excellence in adjustment and accommodation which reflect the
needs of disabled members of the University
community and the community at large; to be
an advocate on behalf of the rights of persons
with disabilities; to conduct research into disability-related issues; and to provide resources
for the community in general. Fulfilling these
objectives will be beneficial to students, faculty, staff and members of the general public.
The Centre will work toward and facilitate the
achievement of these goals. This is a large
and complex task and one that will not be
achieved overnight. The first three years will
be the beginning of a long and progressive
The Centre will be actively promoted across
Canada and eventually worldwide in an attempt to encourage universities and other
post-secondary educational institutions to adopt
and/or adapt this model.
Four components make up the model:
1. Services
The Centre will coordinate services for all
disabled members of the University community. It will also act as an information resource
centre on disabilities for the University and the
community at large.
Some examples include:
-Recruitment, admission, registration and
orientation assistance
-Acquiring, administrating and co-ordinating
the use of technical resources and assistive
-Ensuring the availability of human resources
ie. tutors, intrepretors, r.otetakers, personal
care attendents, etc.
-Assistance with peer counselling and self-
help groups;
-Facilitating student related self maintenance such as housing, transportation on and
off campus, finances, and employment;
-Providing health-related information including self-care activities.
-Developing a disability-related information resource centre for use within the Univer-
isty and the community.
2. Access
The Centre will facilitate physical accessibility in making the University barrier-free.
Architectural access addresses the needs of
all people with a disability to move without
hindrance into and within buildings, between
buildings and on walkways and avenues. Also
to ensure that building interiors are functionally accessible.
Some examples include:
-Developing in accordance with respective
campus departments a plan to prioritize accessibility requirements in existing buildings;
-Facilitate the use of barrier-free design in
both proposed and existing buildings;
-Assistance in sourcing funds to renovate
existing buildings making them barrier-free;
-Provide lobbying and encourage innovative concepts for improvement in accessibility.
3. Advocacy
The Centre will be involved in advocating
on behalf of disabled students, faculty and
staff both on and off campus. In addition, the
Centre will seek to promote and develop a
University environment characterized by an
enlightened view of, and accepting attitude
toward, persons with disabilities throughaware-
ness initiatives.
Some examples include:
-Development of strategies for positive attitudinal change toward persons with a disability;
-Investigate the issue of time limitations
which can hinder the participation by students
whose rate of progress is slowed by their
-Encourage faculties and schools to offer
students the opportunity to gain the ability to
apply their specific knowledge and expertise
to issues relating to persons with disabilities;
-Encourage networking and participation
of faculty members within the Centre
-Conduct disability specific orientation sessions for staff and faculty to assist in the
understanding of disabilities;
-Host symposia, conferences and seminars on disability-related issues;
-Facilitate the inclusion of disability issues
in sport.recreation and cultural activities.
4. Research
The Centre will facilitate collaborative and
individual research projects associated with
disability-related issues (theoretical, technical
and applied).
Some examples include:
-Assistance in finding sources for funding
of research;
-Providing letters of support for research
-Providing information on current disability-
related research being conducted internationally;
-Supporting research information exchange
through contacts with professional and lay organizations (local, national and international);
In addition to the above mentioned areas,
supplemental programs will be initiated by the
Centre. One example is the Employment
Equity Program. Staff of the Centre would
work with U.B.C.'s Employment Equity Task
Force and provide information to other em-
ploymentagencies. Information provided would
include: availability of support services, medical and safety issues, accessibility to the work
place, and funding and technical support available.
Over the period of two years (1989 -1991),
the financial objective will be to establish an
endowment fund of $6 Million. The annual net
interest accrued from the endowment fund will
provide the Centre with its core operating
budget.Services and programs will be implemented on a priority basis as funding is acquired to ensure that the Centre will be operational within the proposed timelines.
Total self-funding ofthe Centre is key to the
initiative. It is not the intention of the Centre to
Rick Hansen, Consultant to the President (Disabilities) and the Disability Centre staff would
like to invite you to attend an open forum to discuss The Disability Centre Draft Proposal.
Ask questions, offer feedback and suggestions, etc..
DATE:       Thursday, December 7,1989
TIME: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: SUB Meeting Room 125
Main Floor
draw upon funds from other UBC faculties and
programs. The endowment fund will be generated from the following sources: 1 /3 federal
government; 1/3 provincial government; and
1 /3 from the private sector.The University will
continue to finance existing programs supporting disability (i.e. Coordinator of Services
for Disabled Students); additional funds for
supplemental programs (such as an Employment Program) will be secured through additional funds from government, granting agencies, and the private sector.
To date, two interim Advisory Committees
have been formed. The first committee was
established during the Feasibility Phase of the
Centre's development. The second committee for the Planning Phase, is presently being
Upon completion of the Planning Phase
and implementation of the Centre a permanent Advisory Committee will be established
to oversee Centre policy and manage the
activities of the Director. The Advisory Committee plays an intregal role in the Centre by
providing direction, networking within and
outside the University, and ensuring the objectives and goals of the Centre are always
kept in sight.
Committee members presently include
University administrative officers and faculty
and members of the disabled community. The
permanent Advisory Committee will also include representatives from the above, as well
as representatives of the government and
private sector. The incumbant of the Rick
Hansen National Fellow will act as Chairman
to provide continuity and synergy between the
Fellow and the Centre.
The success of the Centre will depend
upon the quality of its staff. It is recommended
that the Centre be headed by a qualified and
professionally respected full time Director.
There will be four full-time Coordinators (one
in each of the four components: services, access, advocacy, and research) who will report
to the Director and be responsible to their
specific area. Specialists in disability-related
areas and office support staff will also be
The Director in consultation with the Centre's
Advisory Committee will develop job descriptions and hire qualified staff made up of disabled and non-disabled individuals alike.
As the services and programs ofthe Centre
are initiated based on priority and funding
availability, staff members will be added as
The four components of the model, as previously described, are closely interrelated and
many functions overlap to varying degrees.
The Center staff will need to form a highly
functioning team to facilitate programs and
services. To ensure efficient and continued
communication exists, the Director, Coordinators and staff must be located in one central
The Centre will continue extensive networking with U.B.C. students, faculty and staff;
all levels of government; organizations of and
for persons with disabilities; the private sector;
and the general public. This partnership is
critical to the success of the Centre.
The Centre will not duplicate existing services or programs at U.B.C. or within the community but will support their continued growth
and development where need isdemonstrated.
By combining information and resources with
the expertise of the University synergy will be
created. _   „ .
Continued on next page IMPLEMENTATION
The time frame is to establish the Centre on
an interim operational basis by June 1990 and
to be fully operational by September 1991.
Services and programs will be implemented
on a priority basis as funding is acquired to
ensure that the Centre will be operational
within the proposed time frame.
In accordance with the above recommendations, the Director is responsible for the establishment, development and the implemen-
tion of a model that ensures the service,
advocacy, access, research and community
work of the Centre. Both long term planning
and short term project-oriented approaches
will be required to deal with accessibility issues in order to develop desirable changes
and programs in collaboration with appropriate members of the university community.
It is recognized that the University of British
Columbia has already initiated services and
programs that enhance the ability of disabled
students, faculty, staff and visitors to participate in the University environment. The Centre
will not duplicate existing services and programs at U.B.C. or within the community but
will support their continued growth and development where need is demonstrated. In
addition, the Centre will focus on areas of
need that have not yet been met.
The Centre will focus on fourteen areas of
immediate concern:
1 .Accessibility Plan and Action
An architectural plan is required which ensures that students and faculty have access to
all learning, teaching, research, social and
cultural functions of the University. Architectural access addresses the needs of all persons with a disability to move without hindrance into and within buildings, between
buildings and on walkways and avenues. Also
to ensure that building interiors are functionally accessible. Such issues as the weight of
doors, raised markings on elevators and offices, and audio enhanced lecture halls are
., ^mples of architectural features that must
be addressed. The building code makes
provision for minimal accessibility features. It
behooves a university to go beyond the minimal standards such that no design features
handicap people who have physical, visual,
auditory or learning limitations.
2.Recruitment, Admission, Registration and
The Centre will review the current information dissemination practices of the University
and act to ensure that potential students can
access necessary information about university attendance and sources of funding. Such
information must be available in a variety of
formats satisfying the needs of people with
sensory impairments. The Centre will work
with the University and its faculties to alter
admission and program requirements which
t currently pose unnecessary barriers to otherwise qualified students with disabilities. In
addition, the Centre will seek innovative ways
to facilitate in collaboration with appropriate
departments, the registration and orientation
3.Interpersonal and Attitudinal Issues
People with disabilities face many attitudinal barriers. A special purpose of the Centre
will be the investigation of attitudinal change
strategies both for persons with a disability,
and for non-disabled members of the campus
4. Academic Aids, Adaptations and Resources
Research is required into the quality and
quantity of available technical and non-technical aids and adaptations for learning. The
availability of human resources for those people
who require notetakers, interpreters, tutors,
"personal care attendants and educational
materials in accessible format is also of concern. Responsibility for monitoring resource
demand and supply, and technological advances applicable to facilitation of learning, is
to be assumed by the Centre's staff. A technical aids and equipment maintenance and
repair centre will be established.
5. Program Access
Completion of academic and professional
programs present unique difficulties associ
ated with varied disabilities. Modification of
course requirements and procedures required
to meet standards will assist students with
disabilities with their studies. This issue requires research, clarification and policy formation. It is not the intention of the Centre to
dictate to or interfer with the autonomy of
U.B.C. faculties and schools but to assist and
encourage program access.
6. Counselling
U.B.C. has a student counselling service
which should meet many counselling needs of
students with disabilities. However, there are
some special needs which are best met
through self-help groups. The Centre staff will
encourage and assist peer counselling and
self-help groups to become accessible to all
students with disabilities.
7. Student Related Self Maintenance
The Centre will develop, in cooperation
withappropriate U.B.C. departments, innovative solutions to alleviate the crises faced by
many students in areas of housing, finances,
and transportation, ie. transportation to and
from campus as well as within campus.
8. Temporal Issues
Time limitations to complete some programs exclude the participation of students
whose rate of progress is slowed by limitations
caused by their disabilities. The issue warrants research, classification and policy formation. Again, it is not the intention of the
Centre to interfere with the autonomy of U.B.C.
faculties and schools. The Centre will provide,
wherever possible, information and guidance
related to innovative and effective means of
accommodating disability while maintaining
academic standards.
9. Social, Cultural, and Recreational
The extent to which social clubs, societies
and general academic, cultural, sport and recreational activities are accessible to people
with disabilities is not currently known, although there is evidence that there are significant problems. Similar to the other access
issues, research is required and specific solutions must be found to eliminate deficiencies.
The Centre will facilitate data collection, analysis and, where appropriate, assist with access.
10. Curriculum Development
The Centre will work cooperatively with appropriate faculties and schools to ensure that
students gain the ability to apply their knowledge and expertise to issues relating to persons with disabilities.
11. Health-Related Issues
This category includes self-care activities
which may be part ofthe person's daily routine
requiring privacy or rest, crisis intervention
procedures and safety measures. Utilization
of physical and mental health services by
campus members with disabilities also requires investigation. The Centre will facilitate
data collection, analysis and where appropriate, assist with access to services.
12. Development of Appropriate Technology
The University has utilized capabilities to
develop technology specifically to serve the
needs of people with disabilities. Yet, there
remain many identifiable needs of students,
faculty, staff and the general public. The
Centre will foster a dialogue among users and
researchers, and will actively promote development work in this area.
13. Employment of Persons with Disabilities
Increased emphasis on research of employment-related issues concerning persons
with disabilities is needed. Employment equity
on the U.B.C. campus in relation to disabled
faculty and staff members is an immediate
concern of the University and government.
Strong efforts must continue to ensure that
persons with disabilities have access to a
barrier-free employment environment on
campus. The Centre will facilitate research related to disabled person's employment equity
and, where appropriate, assist faculty and
staff with the attainment of UBC's employment equity objectives. In addition, appropriate data collection and follow up will be initiated on the progress of students with disabilities in their effort to seek and attain employment after graduation.
14. Networking within the University and
the Community
The Centre must seek to become a credible, intregal part of the community and province. To achieve thisobjective the Centre must
continue to network within the University, the
community at large.the private sector and
governmental departments and agencies. Networking can be accomplished in a variety of
ways including: involvement in the evaluation
process and publicizing and announcing the
achievements and progress of the Centre.
During the past year numerous individuals
and groups have expressed their concerns
regarding post-secondary education in relation to disability. Fourteen areas of immediate
concern were identified and described in the
body of this report. The Consultant to the
President on Disabilities has outlined a plan to
address these concerns through the establishment of The Disability Centre at the Univ-
eristy of British Columbia, which would be
responsible for servicer advocacy, access,
research and dissemination of information.
Such a Centre, provided with sufficient and
continuous funding and qualified personnel,
would accomplish the goal of a barrier-free
and fully integrated environment for all citizens who wish to have access to UBC.
The following implementation sequence is
* Appoint Consultant to the President (Disabilities)
* Allocate space for Consultant and Disability Centre
* Conduct a study to determine the feasibility of creating a Disability Centre (8 months);
* Appoint a Feasibility Phase Advisory Committee
* Discuss Centre and receive input from
meetings held with:
-UBC Vice Presidents, Deans, Senate, Board
of Governors, faculty, staff, and students
-Provincial and local organizations of and
for persons with disabilities
-Municipal, provincial and federal governmental agencies and departments
* Appoint a Planning Phase Advisory Committee
* Implement Centre Planning Phase (6
'Define organizational and academic structure of Centre
* Secure funding and additional support
1990 -1993 - IN OPERATION
It is recognized that to initiate and implement the services and programs of a fully
operating Centre is a large and complex task
which will take many years to accomplish.
During the first three years the Centre will seek
to begin implementation and initiation of the
following programs and services:
* Appoint Centre's Director
* Appoint Coordinators for the Centre
* Hire additional staff
* Move office to temporary trailer space.
* Establish disability resource library in
conjunction withUBC library personnel. The
resource library will include print material and
a computerized database system with capacity to link with other disability database networks in Canada.
1990 -1993 - IN OPERATION cont.
* Establish links between the Centre and
pertinent campus services such as Physical
Plant, Registrar's Office, Student Counselling
and Resource Centre and Student Health to
identify needs and to collaboratively establish plans to decrease barriers or to implement
new programs.
* Establish liaison with every faculty, department and school and determine needs for
assisting students with disabilities to enter and
successfully complete programs
* Identify numbers of people with disabilities on campus and determine individual accommodation needs
* Track the academic careers of students
with a disability and institute a system for
* Establish feasible solutions to the previously mentioned accessibility issues and begin
* Monitor and evaluate the implementation
of all accessibility issues
* Determine research needs and foster
interdisciplinary research programs
* Design and implement educational and
attitudinal change programs
* Provide technical aids and information resources to faculties, schools and departments
to facilitate admission and achievement of
students with disabilities
* In coordination with Student Counselling
Services, implement a variety of peer counselling and self-help groups
* Establish a big brother/big sister system
to encourage senior students to teach coping
strategies to freshmen
* Determine the details of crises in housing,
finances, transportation and employment and
seek innovative solutions to resolve the problems
* Develop an evaluation process for the
Centre, both internally and externally.
* Publicize advances in accessibility and
research findings
* Develop international and national symposia to provide a forum for research presentations and information exchange.
THE DISABILITY CENTRE has been used as a working name for the past six
months. It is now time to choose a name that will reflect the objectives and goals of the
Centre and we would like to request your input.
During the feasibility phase of the Centre many names were suggested. Please indicate the name you prefer and return this ballot by mail or in person to:
The Disability Centre
Room 200, Brock Hall
1874 East Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5
The Disability Centre_
The Accessibility Centre_
Centre for the Disabled
The Ability Facilitation Centre_
The Ability Centre	
Thank you for your input.
;J UBCREPORTS Nov.30,1989
Hampton Place information
widely available: Strangway
UBC President David Strangway
says he is concerned about the controversy generated by Hampton Place—
the university's market housing development at 16th Avenue and Wesbrook
Mall—but the university plans to proceed with the project.
"I do have some concern about the
perception that the public was not involved," Strangway said. "The information on Hampton Place was widely
circulated and it is part of a long-standing plan that goes back to 1982. There
has been no ambiguity about what we
were going to do with this piece of
property since 1982."
Strangway said the university has
been very open about the development
from the beginning. "We've certainly
been open with the media and with
individuals. There have been lots of
one-on-one meetings and no secrecy in
any sense," he said.
Questions about public consultation
in the development proposal is one of
several issues that some groups have
taken the president to task over. Some
of the concerns were aired at a recent
public forum sponsored by UBC' s Alma
Mater Society. About 120 people, including students, faculty members and
local community residents, attended the
meeting Nov. 7.
The following were some criticisms:
• Student and faculty housing needs
are being ignored at a time when there
is a shortage of affordable housing.
• There was not enough known about
the impact on the environment.
• The 28-acre property was clearcut
and slashburned.
• The impact Hampton Place will
have on the local community and community services.
• Publiclly funded institutions have
no business developing public lands for
• The university was described as an
insensitive corporate citizen.
Strangway, who did not attend the
meeting, said developing university-
owned land to generate revenue is not a
new concept in Canada and has been
undertaken in the U.S. for some time.
"When I look at the number of universities in North America involved in
these types of activities, I find it a little
surprising to question why it would be
inapropriate for us and appropriate for
so many others," he said. "However,
there are people who feel the university
shouldn't be involved in this activity at
all, and I understand their concern."
More and more, universities are
looking at innovative ways to raise
revenue to maintain high-quality education, he added. "I would argue that
we are trying to ensure that we are a
first-rate university and provide first-
rate places for young people from all
over this province from whatever background," Strangway said. "We are
sensitive to those community concerns."
As a money-making enterprise, the
790 units at Hampton Place, when
completed, will generate about SB-million annually for UBC.
Strangway said part of the revenue
from Hampton Place will allow the
university to provide an increase in
student housing. "We're committed to
increasing our stock of student housing
by another 1,500 units, but we can't do
that unless we get some capital, and this
is the only source I can see for that
capital," he said.
A study is under way to review
providing housing assistance for new
faculty members and to look at ways to
provide mortgage assistance, he said.
In a recent poll by the UBC Faculty
Association, 437 out of 614 respondents indicated they were dissatisfied
with the university's consultation with
the university community on developing Hampton Place. (There are 1.814
faculty members at UBC).
"A large number of our members
are implicated and interested in the
issue," said Margaret Csapo, association president. Faculty expressed concerns about the effect the development
would have on the environment and
local ecology, and the need for faculty
housing, she said.
Mark Betteridge, president of U BC s
Real Estate Corp., said comprehensive
studies on the environmental and ecological impact of the site have been
ongoing since 1982, as well as studies
of its potential impact on areas such as
local traffic and schools.
"With the height of the buildings,
for example, our prime concern was
that they not dominate the corner site or
adjacent daycare facilities," he explained.
Site development calls for SI-million to be spent on landscaping. "We
want to incorporate a reasonable amount of green space," Betteridge said. He
said surveys of the surrounding forest
showed once the area was partially
cleared, soil conditions and other factors would render remaining trees unstable and potentially hazardous.
"In some ofthe areas where we tried
to preserve trees they have blown down
in the last week."
The UBC Real Estate Corp.'s information trailer, currently located at
Hampton Place, will close temporarily
Nov. 29 and re-open at the end of January with a detailed display ofthe housing complex.
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Concerns about
Hampton Place
(John Dennison is a professor of
Administrative, Adult and Higher
Although the timing is
far from perfect, I
would like to share
some of my concerns
about the market
housing development to be known as
Hampton Place. The issue is a complex one and I feel that it deserves
more rational debate than has yet
taken place.
I must begin with some "givens."
There is no doubt that this university
needs to supplement its present level
of government funding if it is to fulfill its mission. Furthermore, I fully
concede that to depend upon one
single source for over 80 per cent of
its operating and capital budget continues to leave this university in the
highly vulnerable position which has
been so damaging in the past. It is
also fair to concede that the University Act grants sole authority to the
Board of Governors with regard to
the disposition of its land. No zoning
restrictions, nor any requirement for
public hearing respecting land use
applies to the university.
Nevertheless, these are some
"howevers." In my view, land granted to the university should be used to
fulfill the primary purpose for which
the institution exists, i.e. teaching
and research. Put another way, an
academic enterprise should utilize its
resources for academic purposes. Of
course, it must be acknowledged that
a considerable portion of the land in
any university is used for such facilities as parking lots, student housing,
and athletic fields. This university
has made substantial use of land for
all of these purposes and it is not unreasonable to argue that each is related (or ancillary) to its academic
Under pressure, I can concede that
the construction of housing units to
be used as an incentive to attract outstanding young teachers and researchers is not inconsistent with my
definition of acceptable use of land.
However, I have great difficulty in
accepting that high-quality housing,
placed upon the open market under
leasing arrangements, is at all consistent with my argument for appropriate usage. I understand that several
enquiries about market housing have
already come from professors, presumably in seniorranks. This news is
interersting, fairly predictable, - and
largely irrelevant.
My second concern is over the
predicted annual revenue which will
be generated by the development.
Again, it is my understanding that
assurances have been given that this
additional source of income is government approved. I have no doubt
that the administration has sought
this assurance with proper care, and
has accepted it in good faith. I simply
cannot believe that successive governments, of any political stripe, will
feel inexorably bound by this arrangement. I suspect that, if there is resistance by government to honor the
plan, either of two things will hap-
pen. The
revenue will
be absorbed
into the annual grants,
or the other
two universities in the
province will
pursue similar developments.   The
first result would be disastrous, the
second outcome, to be consistent
with my earlier argument, would be
unacceptable. (There are, of course,
other ways to make the university
more financially independent, but
that is another topic.)
Having explored these primary
concerns, what can be said about the
consultation process? As noted earlier, I concede that there is no obligation for the university to call a
public hearing, or to engage in extended consultation with the outside
community, near or far. Nevertheless, I suggest that the public relations aspect of this issue is not unimportant.
But what of the university community? Here the argument depends on how one views the governance question, or how one defines
the "university." As is usually the
case in Canada, this university operates under a bicameral governing
structure in which, so the argument
goes, the board assumes financial
authority while the Senate exercises
academic control (a format, by the
way, which former President Bis-
sell of Toronto once called "double
innocence.") The point is, however,
that if one sees land usage as having
academic consequences, the boards' authority would hardly be absolute. The second point, the definition of what constitutes the "university" leads one to argue that many
parties, the board, administration,
faculty, staff, and students, collectively constitute the university and
hence have a role in decisions which
affect the academic enterprise. If
one accepts this position, and not all
do, the case for consultation becomes even stronger.
I would like to conclude with all
my cards on the table. I have been at
this university for over 30 years as a
student and teacher and I feel "second to none" in my affection for it. It
is not difficult to applaud the natural
beauty of this site, but the remaining
pockets of timbered green space are
rapidly disappearing. Hence, I
confess that a secondary concern
about Hampton Place is aesthetic.
Finally, I have one more acknowledgement to make. I have been
a resident of the Endowment Lands
for 25 years and, indeed, serve on
the U.E.L. Ratepayers Board of
Management. The case could easily
be made that my attitude to Hampton Place, as were my efforts to see
the creation of Pacific Spirit Park, is
much driven by self-interest. It is a
fair charge and I recognize my vulnerability in this regard. I hope and
believe that my views on this issue
would be the same wherever I lived.


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