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 UBC Archives Serici
Volume 33 Number 7, April 2, 1987
Cancer research grant
Seven UBC scientists based at the B.C. Cancer Research
Centre have just received a group grant of approximately
$750,000 each year for five years from the National Cancer
Institute of Canada. It is the third time NCI (Canada) has made
an award to the haemotology/oncology program which
incorporates several integrated research projects studying
blood cells as they relate to certain cancers.
Group coordinator and medical genetics professor Dr.
Connie Eaves says: "We want to make this area a strength of
the university; we already have a well-established graduate
training program and our location at the centre is very important
in this regard as it allows us to be close to clinical applications
in patient treatment and interact with other researchers."
The six other recipients who will share the grant are: Dr.
Allen Eaves, Medicine and Pathology; Dr. Keith Humphries,
Medicine; Dr. Dagmar Kalousek, Pathology; Dr. Gerald Krystal,
Pathology; Dr. Peter Lansdorp, Medicine; and Dr. Dixie Mager,
Medical Genetics.
* Committees revised
The structure of research committees at the University is
being revised to reflect recent changes in granting council
policies and other changes in the pattern of research funding,
according to Peter Larkin, Vice-President, Research.
»        The reorganization also takes into account the substantial
>    increase in recent years in the amount and complexity of
research funding at the university, which now stands at more
than $60 million.
"In addition to restructuring committees, we are expanding
the executive committee so that now it has representatives of all
the faculties, with more than one representative for larger
faculties," says Dr. Larkin. This committee will continue to
provide advice on policy matters related to researh.
The UBC Humanities and Social Sciences Grants
-   Committee, to be chaired by Ira Nadel, Professor, English
i    Department, will take responsibility for the SSHRCC General
Research Grant and, in addition to its role in adjudicating
proposals, will sit in an advisory capacity to the Vice-President,
Laser surgery first
In the next few weeks the first patient will undergo laser
surgery treatment for atherosclerosis—hardening of the
arteries—at the Health Sciences Centre Hospital. The new
surgical procedure is the result of current research underway
developing laser surgery to treat blood vessel disease. The
hospital is the first in Canada, and the only one in B.C., to
expand the field of laser surgery in this area.
At a special media presentation last Wednesday, vascular
surgeon Dr. Lynn Doyle from UBC's Faculty of Medicine,
demonstrated the surgical technique which will enlarge the
arterial channels to allow a better blood flow. The advantages
of this technique over traditional bypass surgery are that the
patient receives only a local anaesthetic and is discharged the
following day.
Senate changes rules
UBC's Senate has modified the procedures to recommend
candidates for honorary degrees. The membership of the
Tributes Committee, the group responsible for recommending a
slate of candidates, will be increased by five members to a total
of 17.
'The number was purely an arbitrary figure," said Tributes
Committee chairman John Dennison. 'The spirit of the increase
is to have the committee represent a greater diversity of areas
and backgrounds."
When senators are presented with a list of honorary degree
candidates for approval, they will now also be provided with
background on the proposed candidates and allowed time to
review the material before voting to accept the slate of
"Senators had urged that trfey be properly prepared before
voting on candidates," Dr. Dennison said.
The procedure changes take effect September I this year.
Killam prize deadline
The deadline for nominations by deans for the 1987 UBC
Killam Research Prizes is April 17. Seventeen prizes, valued at
$20,000 each, will be awarded to full-time faculty members for
use either for research or personal purposes. Awards will be
made in recognition of research and scholarly contributions.
Each award will be for $10,000 in each of the two fiscal years
1987/88 and 1988/89.
Professor Walter Hardy and student Reinhold Krahn display their superconductor.
UBC Physics Department
joins superconductor race
Superconductors. They could change your life, says UBC
physicist Jess Brewer, who "can't help but marvel a little bit" at
the latest phenomenon to cause high-energy excitement in the
physics world. Superconductors transmit power without loss of
energy. The trick is to make them at a reasonable cost.
'The world will never be the same," says Brewer.
"Superconductors will allow us to develop hydro-electric
resources in the country and move power down to the cities
with virtually zero loss of energy. This is going to have
important industrial impacts." And superconductors will impact
on many other areas such as transportation, where magnetic
trains might be feasible; in medical diagnosis, in the field of
nuclear magnetic resonance body-imaging, and in super
Although superconductors were first discovered back in 1911,
Brewer says "there has been more progress in the last six
months than in the last 50 years.  Everybody wants to know
To date the problem has been that known superconducting
compounds have had to be cooled with costly helium. So the
search over the past 75 years has been to find compounds that
would become superconductors at less extreme temperatures,
particularly above 77 Kelvin, -196 Celsius, the point at which
nitrogen gas, a common and less expensive gas, liquifies.
Now, suddenly, things have started to come together. Last
year, IBM in Zurich produced super-conducting compounds at
35 Kelvin. In recent experiments, U.S. physicists reported
producing a superconductor at 93 Kelvin (-180 Celsius).
As scientists around the globe race to produce
superconductors and a congregation of 1,000 physicists met in
New York to compare notes, physicist Walter Hardy and
undergraduate student Reinhold Krahn produced a
superconductor at UBC.
Brewer reports that someone casually remarked "wouldn't it
be nice to have some of this material at Open House. One
thinks of these things as highly sophisticated and very
expensive, but Walter simply looked at it and said, 'it doesn't
sound too hard to me'."
UBC's first superconductor was made at 35 Kelvin at Open
House, March 6, 7 and 8. Experiments have continued, and on
March 16 the physics department made a superconductor at 92
It's been a co-operative effort. Since it is resistance that
converts electric energy into heat, it is important to measure
electrical resistance, a job tackled by physicist Jim Carolan and
students Pinder Dosanjh and Rob Low. Fortunately, UBC has a
ceramics expert in Asoke Chaklader, a professor of
metallurgical engineering who with assistant Glenn Roemer are
now producing the material in collaboration with the physicists
who are able to characterize the samples. It is hoped to
develop improved materials with appropriate metallurgical
properties for practical application.
"We are riding on what other researchers have done," says
Hardy, "At first we were working on rumours, then on an actual
At TRIUMF, one of the few facilities in the world where
equipment exists to probe inside these materials, Jess Brewer
and other researchers tested the UBC superconductor and one
from Bell Laboratories in New Jersey.
Walter Hardy who seems calm about the superconductor
activity admits that it is an important event in the physics world.
"Ifs something the whole world can't ignore. It is like the
invention of the transistor.  It is very hard to guess at the
monumental effect it will have."
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Equality task force
At the request of President Strangway, a task force will be
looking at equal employment opportunity at UBC.
"We are currently considering recommendations to the
president on terms of reference and are structuring a broad
committee that represents the campus community," says Dr.
A.J. McClean, Associate Vice-President, Academic, who heads
up the task force.
The committee will focus on equality of employment
opportunity for four different groups: women, visible minorities,
native people and the handicapped. This focus comes from the
recent federal government initiative which requires various
institutions doing business with the government to provide
equal employment opportunity for these four groups. PEOPLE
Tour to study elderly
A study tour in educational gerontology led
by Dr. James E. Thornton will take place in
Japan May 16 to May 30.
The tour, which costs $2,999 Canadian, is
organized by UBC's Adult Education Program,
Department of Administrative, Adult and Higher
Education. Dr. Thornton is co-ordinator of the
Committee on Gerontology and professor in
the Adult Education Program.
The tour is intended for educators,
community workers and researchers, as well
Dr. James E. Thornton.
as social welfare and health professionals
interested in educational and cultural activities
of the elderly.
It will provide an opportunity to compare
the activities of the elderly in Japan and North
Participants will meet educators, scientists
and researchers in Tokyo, Mt. Haruna and
Nikko, Kyoto and the Kobe/Osaka areas.
Highlights include the Tokyo Metropolitan
Institute of Gerontology, the Harunaso
Shinseikai Community for the Elderly, the
Kyoto City Central Social Welfare Center, the
University for Elders in Kyoto, the University for
the Elderly, Hyogo Prefecture and the Osaka
Prefectural Gerontology Center.
North America is only now having to come
to grips with the pressures of dealing with an
older population in substantial numbers, says
Dr. Thornton. Studying the Japanese situation
can be useful, he says, because the older
adult has always had a respected place in
Japanese society. "We are having difficulties
in our culture with the shift in emphasis from
the younger to the older age group. (Japan
offers) a reaffirmation of the meaning of old
Persons interested in participating in the
study tour should contact John MacNeil at
IPEC Travel Service, 682-1802, or Lynne
Abbott in UBC's Distance Education Office,
Radio series a teaching tool
The second of two 13-part radio mini-
documentary series highlighting leading-edge
UBC research is being distributed to 256 radio
stations across Canada.
The series, entitled UBC Perspectives, was
produced by UBC's Community Relations
Office and is being distributed by Broadcast
News in Toronto.
The three-minute programs feature
interviews with UBC faculty members with
opening and closing narration by Dr. David
Suzuki. Because the series is distributed
across Canada, topics of national interest are
Response to the first series sent out in
January has been enthusiastic. Results of a
province-wide survey showed almost 70 per
cent of the radio stations that received UBC
Perspectives were broadcasting the programs.
The programs are relatively inexpensive to
produce and are a very effective means of
promoting UBC activities, particularly to
regions outside the Lower Mainland," says
Community Relations director Margaret Nevin.
Even school children are being introduced
to the excitement of research discoveries by
means of the documentaries. Mr. John
Graham, a teacher at Herbert Spencer School
in New Westminster who heard the programs
on a local radio station, requested permission
to use them as a teaching tool in his Grade 6
The second UBC Perspectives series
focuses on UBC research in the areas of
computer applications in the forest industry,
food preservation, civil rights for senior
citizens, AIDS research, productivity centres for
Canadian companies, eyewitness testimony,
the Museum of Anthropology, dental implants,
monitoring radio signals from space, the
development of a new vaccine, caring for
elderly parents, a computer system for
coaches, and the REST program in
psychology which helps smokers kick the
Prof goes to UN as delegate
Dr. Peter Oberlander, director of UBC's
centre for Human Settlements, will be a
member of the Canadian delegation at the
Tenth Anniversary Session of the United
Nations Commission on Human Settlements to
be held in Nairobi, Kenya from April 6 to 16.
The UBC centre was commissioned to
prepare a background paper on 'The Scope
and Scale of Homelessness in Canada" for
discussion in Nairobi.
Prof. Douglas Shadbolt, head of UBC's
School of Architecture, has received the
Distinguished Professor Award for 1987 from
the Association of Collegiate Schools of
Architecture. Prof. Shadbolt received the
award for his "positive, stimulating and
nuturing influence on students and his
contributions to the understanding and
advancement of architecture". Prof. Shadbolt
received the award at a ceremony held in Los
Angeles last month.
For the first time, the Batterymarch
Fellowship in financial economics has been
awarded outside the United States. Dr. Espen
Eckbo, assistant professor in UBC's Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration, has
received the U.S.$50,000 award in recognition
of his research into corporate takeovers and
mergers in Canada and the United States.
In his work, Dr. Eckbo has studied both
anti-trust policy towards mergers and the anti-
competition effects of the mergers. His study
methods have been adopted by regulatory
agencies such as the U.S. Justice Department
and Canadian Consumer and Corpoiate
Among his many research projects, Dr. *
Eckbo is currently examining the policy of the
Foreign Investment Review Agency in order to
determine whether FIRA has significantly
affected the distribution of gains between
buying and selling firms in takeovers by foreign   ^
firms. "^i
Statistics professor Dr. Mohan Delampady
has been named co-winner of the I986
Leonard J. Savage Thesis Award. Established
in honour of the late L.J. Savage for his
profound contributions to the foundations of
statistics and"inductive logic, the international
award is given annually for an outstanding
doctoral dissertation in the Bayesian
econometrics and statistics.
Dr. Evan A. Evans, professor, Department
of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine recently
received an Alexander von Humboldt
Foundation Award.
Dr. Evans, whose work has been in the
area of biological and model membranes, is
doing extended research in Munich, Federal
Republic of Germany. In his research, he is
working to develop a fundamental
understanding of the processes that control
the formation of cell membranes.
Dr. Evans has developed mechanical
methods to test current theories of membrane
structure and function. Applications of this
research work could lead to improved
methods for drug encapsulation and delivery.
In Memorium
Former UBC English professor and
promoter of the arts Geoffrey Andrew passed
away last month at his Vancouver home. He
was 80. During his career, Dr. Andrew was
director of the United Way, president of the
United Nations Association in Vancouver,
director of the Canadian National Institute for
the Blind (Western division), and chairman of
the Canadian Institute of International Affairs.
Dr. Andrew taught English at UBC for fifteen
years and was one-time dean of the
University. He also served as deputy to then-
president Norman MacKenzie. In I975 he
became chairman of the board of governors
for the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation.
Dr. Jim Carolan and students Rob Low (left) and Pinder Dosanjh are all smiles as the results of their
test show that the Physics Department has made a superconductor.
UBC's first astronomer Professor Emeritus
Michael Ovenden died in his Vancouver home
March 15. Dr. Ovenden was instrumental in
establishing the Gordon Southam Observatory
and heavily involved in many shows produced
at the H.R. MacMillan Planetarium. He also
had close associations with the Emily Carr
College of Art and Design, the Knowledge
Network, the Open Learning Institute, CBC,
and in his later years, Brock House.
Dr. Ovenden already had a distinguished
international reputation when he joined UBC in
I966 and was given the task of establishing a
world-class astronomy program. He taught
Arts One courses to first-year students for
several years, and was responsible for many
programs offered by the Centre for Continuing
"Few individuals in UBC's history have
shown such an inclination and gift for
communicating modern ideas, and for
representing the finest aspects of the university
and scholarship to the general public," says
David Vogt, Geophysics and Astronomy
department curator.
I was one of the privileged public to take
advantage of UBC's "Open House" last
weekend. The Vancouver Sun had provided
us with an excellent map with details and
location of the various buildings on campus.
It was my first tour of the classrooms, labs,
libraries, etc. despite the fact that I had visited
the campus several times over the years.
I was so impressed by the students and
faculty who welcomed us courteously and
pleasantly as well as providing additional
information about each building. We were
even provided with a parking space by a
young man who moved his vehicle from his
spot to accommodate us. It pleased me to see
the cleanliness, the good grooming, and neat
attire of the student body.
My son is a Commerce graduate of the
1979-80 class and certainly this learning has
provided him with a good living standard with
the large reputable financial institutions in
I thank you for making this occasion
available to the public. I would hope too that
our provincial government would realize the
importance of university education and be
more intelligent with budget allowances than it
has in recent years.
Marguerite E. Sirola
2     UBC REPORTS April 2,1987 Michael Smith director of biotech lab
Biochemist Michael Smith has been named
, director of the new Biotechnology Laboratory
^"  at UBC. The provincial government will
provide $5.4 million over three years under its
Centres of Excellence program to fund the
facility which will be located in existing
buildings on campus.
'The idea of a biotechnology laboratory is
"~* to develop new understanding and
,. applications of biology which could benefit the
* health of the human population as well as
contribute to the economy through
improvements in forestry and agriculture and
by developing a pharmaceutical industry," said
Dr. Smith, a world authority on molecular
biology and molecular genetics who appears
y   happy and relaxed in his busy new role.
The laboratory will provide the opportunity
~ to develop further UBC's considerable
expertise in animal and human biology,
fermentation/process engineering and
plant/forest biotechnology. The university has
strong faculties in all areas where relevant
work is likely to occur including science,
applied science, forestry, agricultural sciences
* and medicine. A major responsibility of the
laboratory will be to establish strong
interactions with these faculties, Dr. Smith said.
UBC has for years been a leader in
biotechnology research. The world's first
synthesis of genes, for example, was started
on campus. Dr. Smith said the university will
build on its expertise.
'The mission of the lab will not only be to
find things out but to train people. We need
people well-trained in modern skills if
economic ventures in biotechnology are to be
successful. This provides the opportunity to
hire first-class scientists who will interface with
those experts already on staff," Dr. Smith said.
He said the new program could possibly
produce new vaccines or develop varieties of
plants that have resistance to salinity, infection,
cold or drought.
"We could develop techniques for
producing protein for pharmaceutical or
veterinary use by growing plant or animal cells
in mass culture."
The laboratory will train undergraduates as
well as graduate students and post-doctoral
fellows. Funding will provide for 10 new
positions, significant equipment and money to
renovate space in the Biological Sciences
Building and the Wesbrook Building.
Dr. Smith has been on the faculty of the
Department of Biochemistry since 1966. He is
a fellow of the Royal Society of London and
has an international reputation for his basic
research in genetics.
UBC psychiatrist
chairs task force
The first of a series of national hearings into
j mental health issues affecting immigrants and
,   refugees will be held in Vancouver on April 10
and 11 in the Holiday Inn on Broadway.
UBC psychiatrist Dr. Morton Beiser is
chairing the federal task force which will also
hold hearings in Montreal and Toronto.
Recommendations from the findings may
eventually affect federal policy in areas such as
.   immigration and employment.
"Mental health care goes beyond the health
-  care system. There are larger issues involved,"
<    Dr. Beiser says. "For example, the ability to
use the host country language is a big factor in
predicting if someone is going to have mental
health problems. In South East Asian society
the family structure is very important so that
reuniting families may, in fact, promote mental
.       Dr. Beiser was principal investigator of the
'   Refugee Resettlement Project, a recent four-
year study which looked at ways in which
South East Asian refugees to Canada used
health services. As a collaborative effort
involving the departments of Psychiatry, Social
Work and Family and Nutritional Sciences, the
study categorized how frequently refugees saw
-,   a doctor and what their complaints were.
The study found that refugees settled more
comfortably into their ethnic community.
"Government policy, for the most part,
hasn't taken this into account," Dr. Beiser says.
"It's difficult to say what an appropriate size
community is, probably at least a few hundred
people. A family by itself, or even a few
families are likely to have more mental health
Dr. Beiser said that South East Asian
people don't normally go to a doctor for help
with emotional problems because mental
illness is not accepted in their culture.
"People with emotional problems typically
keep it within their family, go to a fortune teller,
or see someone at a religious institution," he
said, "But in Canada, South East Asian
communities are small and the cultural
institutions which deal with these problems are
not available."
Dr. Beiser said a system of "cultural
brokerage" could help bridge the gap between
the new refugee or immigrant and trie doctor
or health professional. The "broker" would be
knowledgable about the cultures involved and
the expectations of each party.
'Their role would be more than that of a
translator, providing interpretation of cultural
differences as well as language, for both
individuals," he said.
Pharmacists learn
communication skills
"Last night was one of those times when it's
good to be the dean," said Dr. John H. McNeill
after he had attended a dinner meeting that
brought to a close the Communication
Adventure Program offered to his third year
pharmacy students.
He was "very impressed" with the students'
demonstrated ability to deliver both prepared
and extemporaneous speeches, and with their
increased confidence. 'They've been trained
to look you in the eye," he said.
The impact of the course, which is extracurricular and non-credit, has been "very
significant," says Dr. McNeill. It addresses the
need for pharmacists to be able to
communicate more effectively with other health
professionals, and with patients, who are too
often unaware of how much "free advice" is
available to them through their pharmacists.
About 75 per cent of the third year class
elects to take the course, said Pharmacy's
Marguerite Yee, who with Lynn Trottier has coordinated the program for each of the three
years if s been offered.
"We rely on the students who have done it
to recommend it to those coming up," she
A group of eight people consisting of
faculty and volunteers from an organization
called International Training in
Communications (formerly the International
Toastmistress Club) act as instructors. The
administrative costs of the program are
covered by a $2,000 annual grant from Parke,
Davis Canada Inc.
"We work on leadership skills, public
speaking, conducting a meeting, platform
presence and job interviews," says Ms. Yee.
Communication skills are necessary to
enable the pharmacist to relate to other health
professionals and to patients, she says.
"We want the pharmacist to be a higher
profile person in the community," a resource
person who is aware of a patient's prescription
record and will "safeguard the public health,"
by checking, for example, to make sure there
are no unwanted interactions of a prescription
with foods or non-prescription drugs.
Pharmacists also have to be prepared, says
Ms. Yee, to give presentations to fellow
pharmacists, and to groups of doctors and/or
nurses; and to speak to the public on topics
such as how to poison-proof your home, and
how the elderly should be managing their
Dr. Michael Smith eases into his new job in his old office in Medical Block A.
High-tech, high-touch
The general public may be fascinated to
read in their local newspapers about things at
UBC that are high-tech and bio-tech, but
when it comes to taking non-credit courses
here they're as likely to study arts as science,
and just as interested in looking inward as in
learning facts.
'The continuing education clientele is very
interested in humanistic and existentialist
problems," says Paul Richter, who also
teaches credit courses for the philosophy
department. 'They want to discuss human
relationships; how to find meaning in life —
things everyone is involved with."
Dr. Richter presently teaches a continuing
education course entitled "Mv Dinner With
Andre: A Conversation for Our Time." It
begins with a showing of the film, Mv Dinner
With Andre, and continues as a series of
discussions exploring what the calendar
describes as the "cultural transformation" that
has led to a questioning of the system of
values and beliefs inherent in our society.
Dr. Richter's interest lies in "the application
of philosophy to the everyday problems of life."
He hopes to offer in the fall a course about
love that will be similar to his Mv Dinner With
UBC disabled
The President's Committee on Concerns of
the Handicapped is currently being reestablished. Originally set up in 1976, the
committee has been inactive for the past four
"We will be revising terms of reference and
committee membership in order to encourage
everyone concerned to express their views,"
says Associate Vice-President Neil
Risebrough. If anyone has inquiries or
suggestions, please contact Dr. Risebrough at
Andre course.
It is easier for a couple of reasons to
achieve this under the aegis of continuing
education than in a credit course. Courses
can be designed to fill personal rather than
academic needs of students, and participants
in continuing education tend to be older and
"inclined to a holistic view of things," says Dr.
'There are a lot of intellectually hungry
people" out there, he says, who dont often get
to indulge in the kind of intelligent conversation
they crave. 'They want to address themselves
to human issues, social and personal, and
want a forum that isn't completely
unstructured, but isnt a lecture, either."
He acts as a kind of group leader. "My role
is to monitor what"s going on; to pull things
back into the arena of discussion, when
necessary; occasionally to summarize, but not
to force the discussion into any particular
The course about romantic and sexual love
would be "a series of evenings dealing with
love relationships between men and women."
He's considering starting off with a showing of
the Canadian film called The Decline of the
American Empire, a movie consisting entirely
of conversations about sex and love. (It was
nominated for an Academy Award in the
Best Foreign Film category.)
"What interests me is how we negotiate
between our real need and desire to feel a
loving and sexual relationship with another
person, and the need to keep ourselves
separate," says Dr. Richter. "We have to be
able to withstand distress and uncertainty; to
make sense of our vulnerability to the loss of
the relationship.
There's no question about the importance
to us of love. But how do we at the same time
keep ourselves intact?"
UBC REPORTS April 2, 1987     3 UBC Calendar
Band Concert.
Sponsored by Centre for Continuing Education and
School of Music. Conducted by Martin Berinbaum,
UBC School of Music. Free. For further information,
call 222-5254. Old Auditorium. 3:30 p.m.
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Biochemical Discussion Group.
GJoning, structure and expression of genes of the
pyrimidine biosynthetic pathway of Salmonella
tvohimurium. Dr. Rod A. Kelln, Chemistry Dept.,
Universityof Regina. IRC4, 3:45p.m.
Germanic Studies Film.
Heimat. part 4. Goethe Institute, 944 West 8th. 5:30
Guitar Lecture/Recital.
Guitar Music of Brazil. Michael Strutt, School of Music.
$10. Forfurther information, call 222-5254. Conference
Room, Carr Hall, Centre for Continuing Education. 7:30
Adult Education Seminar.
Kiwi Magic and Pierre Bourdieu: A Contribution to
North-South Dialogue. Dr. Dick Harker, Senior
Lecturer in Education, Massey University, New Zealand.
Room 1, Adult Education Research Centre, 5760
Toronto Rd. (Bring your lunch). 12:30 p.m.
Neuroscience Discussion Group
Experimental-Manipulations for the Repair of Nervous
System Injuries. Dr. Michael Politis, Anatomy,
University of Saskatchewan. Forfurther information,
call Dr. Steven Vincent, 228-7038. IRC 3. 4:30 p.m.
Biological Research Seminar.
Island Biological Research: The Presentand The Future.
Prof. Fred R. Ganders, Botany.  Room 3219, Biological
Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Research Centre Seminar.
c-Tnergy Metabolism and Brown Adipose Tissue
Thermogenesis During Pregnancy and Lactation in
Animals. Prof. P. Trayhurn, Nutrition and Metabolism
Research Group, University of Alberta. Room 202,
Research Centre, 950 W. 28th. Ave.. 3:00 p.m.
Metals and Materials Engineering
Fatigue Damage Growth During Cycle Bending of
Composites. M. Dorosh, Metals and Materials
Engineering. Room 317, Frank Forward Building. 3:30
Anatomy Seminar.
Functional Implications of Structural Studies in Skeletal
Muscle. Dr. Judy Anderson, Anatomy. Room B37,
Friedman Building. 4:00 p.m.
Germanic Studies Film.
Heimat, part 5. Goethe Institute, 944 West 8th Ave.
5:30 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group.
Sabtilisin by Design. Dr. Scott Towers, Genencor, San
Francisco. IRC 1. 4:00 p.m.
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Induction of Hippocampal long-term potentiation in the
absence of Ca2+ in the extracellular medium. Patrick
B.Y. May. Room 317, Basic Medical Sciences Building,
Block C. 12:00 noon.
Germanic Studies Film.
Heimat, part 6.   Goethe Institute, 944 West 8th Ave.
5:30 p.m.
UBC Purchasing Dept/AMS
Medical & Scientific Equipment
For further information, call 228-3456. Ballroom and
Partyroom, SUB. 10:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Distinguished Faculty Lecturer,
The Treatment for Gallstones - Present and Future. A.J.
Burhenne, Prof. & Head, Dept. of Radiology, Medicine,
VGH. Lecture Hall B, Heather Pavilion, VGH. 9:00 a.m.
Germanic Studies Reading.
Poetry Reading (in English). TomasTranstromer,
Sweden's premier poet, winner of West German
Petrarca Prize. Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 12:30
Biochemical Discussion Group.
Activities of Recombinant Ligninase H8. Dr. Roberta
Farrell, Associate Director of Research Repligen Corp.,
Boston. IRC 3. 4:00 p.m.
UBC Purchasing Dept./AMS
Medical & Scientific Equipment
For further information, call 228-3456. Ballroom and
Partyroom, SUB. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds
Peptic Ulcer Disease: 1987. Dr. Richard Hunt, Head,
Dept. of Gastroenterology, McMaster University. Room
G-279, Lecture Theatre, Acute Care Unit HSCH. 12:00
University Science Policy Forum
Organized by UBC Sigma Xi Chapter and UBC
President's Office. The forum will examine important
determinants of the nature and quality of research at
the University and is an opportunity for scientists to
participate in deliberations that will influence UBC
science policy. Ballroom, Graduate Student Centre.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Epidemiological studies of neural tube defects in British
Columbia. Dr. DessaSadovnick, Research Associate,
Medical Genetics, UBC. Parentcraft Room, Main Floor,
Grace Hospital, 4490 Oak Street. 1 p.m.
Tropical Plant Sale.
Houseplant Sale. Dept. of Plant Science. Plant Science
Greenhouses, south end of West Mall. For more
information, call 228-3283. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Wave-current Interactions in the Queen Charlotte
Islands. Dr. Jim Hetbig, Pacific Ocean Sciences Ltd.
Forfurther information, call Dr. William Hsieh, 228-
2821. Room 1465, West Wing, Biological Sciences
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Tropical Plant Sale.
Houseplant Sale. Dept. of Plant Science. Plant Science
Greenhouses, south end of West Mall. For more
information, call 228-3283. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
French Conversational Program.
All-day. $60 includes lunch and dinner. Forfurther
information, call 222-5227. Room D339, Buchanan
Building, 10:00 a.m.to 10:00p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group.
Regulation of a Photosynthesis Gene in Rhodobacter
capsulatus. Dr. John Hearst, Dept. of Chemistry,
University of California, Berkeley. IRC 4. 3:45 p.m.
Dentistry Teaching Rounds.
DDAVPin Moderate Haem op hi Ilia and An Alternate
Surgical Approach to Keratocyst Excision. Lecture
Theatre, Koerner Pavilion (ACU), Room G279. 8 a.m.
Metals and Materials Engineering
Densif ication of Silicon Carbide by Sintering and Hot-
Pressing. M.R. Penugonda, Metals and Materials
Engineering. Room 317, Frank Forward Building. 3:30
Research Centre Seminar.
Genetic Heterogeneity Among Neural Tube Defects in
British Columbia.  Dr. Judith G. Hall, Medical Genetics.
Room 202, The Research Centre, 950 W. 28th Avenue.
4 p.m.
Metallurgical Process Engineering
Distinguished Lecturer Series.
Process Engineering in the Metallurgical Industries. Dr.
G.G. Hatch, Hatch Associates Ltd. Room 317, Frank
Forward Building. 3:30 p.m.
Special Applied Mathematics
Electrodiffusion of ions. Dr. Isaak Rubinstein, Stanford
University.  Room 229, Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds.
Molecular Genetics of Atherosclerosis. Dr. Sylvie
Langloisand Dr. Michael Hayden, Medical Genetics.
Room G-279, Lecture Theatre, ACU HSCH. 12:00 noon.
Food Services Easter Hours.
All campus food services will be closed from Good
Friday, April 17, to Easter Monday, April 20, inclusive.
SUBway will close at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16,.
Full meals are available in Totem Park and Place Vanier.
Dining Rooms on a cash basis. For information call
Food Service Office 228-2616; Place Vanier Dining
Room 228-2622; Totem Park Dining Room 228-6828.
UBC Bookstore Easter Closure.
The Bookstore will be closed April 17- April 20,
inclusive. The Bookstore will reopen 8:30 a.m. April 21.
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
Architectural Competition Entries.
On display until May 1. UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Main
Library Building, basement. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. -
5 p.m., Saturday 12 noon - 5 p.m.
Nitobe Memorial Garden.
The Nitobe Memorial Garden will be open Monday to
Friday 10a.m. to 7 p.m. Freeadmission Wednesdays
only. Call 228-4208 for information.
Botanical Garden.
The Main Botanical Garden on Stadium Road will be
open daily (including weekends) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Statistical Consulting and
Research Laboratory.
The Statistical Consulting and Research Laboratory
(SCARL) is operated by the Department of Statistics
and is intended to provide statistical advice to faculty
and graduate students working on research problems.
The faculty and staff associated with SCARL will be
pleased to help with the design and analysis of
experiments, surveys and other studies. You are
encouraged to seek advice in the early stages of your
research so that consultants may be helpful with the
design. To arrange an appointment, fill out a client form,
available from Room 210, Ponderosa Annex C. For
further information call, 228-4037
Faculty and Staff Golf Tournament.
The thirty-first Annual Faculty and Staff Golf
Tournament will be held on Thursday, April 23.
Tournament and dinner will be at the University Golf
Club. Total cost will be $50 (Green fees $25, dinner $22
and prize money $3). Applications and details available
at the Faculty Club reception desk. Open to all active
and retired faculty and staff.
Haida Houses Project.
Northwest Coast artist, Norman Tait and a team of five
carvers are turning a 29.5 ton, 20 metre-long log into a
Nishga cargo canoe - the first of its kind in over 100
years. It will be paddled down the west coast to
California, tracing the ancient abalone trading routes.
For further information call, 228-5087. Haida Houses,
Museum of Anthropology. Continues throughout the
Archaeology Field Study Tour.
Centre for Continuing Education. April 10 - 12.
"Archaeology of 02ette". $285. For more information,
call David Pokotylo, Curator of Archaeology, Museum of
Anthropology 222-5207. Tour leaves Winter Sports
Stadium 9:15 a.m. Friday, April 10.
Laboratory Chemical Safety
The UBC Occupational Health and Safety Office is
offering a course covering chemical storage, handling
and disposal, laboratory inspections, emergency
response and spill clean up. The two morning lecture
sessions (May 26, 27) and one morning practical session
(June 4, 11, 12 or 19) are intended for staff who handle
chemicals in a laboratory, especially head lab
technicians, safety committee representatives and
chemical storeskeepers. Forfurther information, call
Craft Show
Local artists and crafters show their work. Fund-
raising campaign hosted by the Allergy Information
Association. April 4. For more information, call 877-
2255. Main Concourse, SUB 10 a.m. -4 p.m.
MAY 1987
Arthritis Society: Group Grants
-Multi-Centre, Facilitation, Development [15]
B.C. Heart Foundation
-Research Traineeships [1]
B.C. Heritage Trust
-Research [ 1]
B.C. Medical Services Foundation (BCMSF)
-Research [19]
Bedding Plants Foundation, Inc.
-Research [ 1]
Canada Council: Aid to Artists
-Aid To Artists [15]
Canada Council: Explorations Prog.
-Explorations Grant [ 1]
Canadian Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis
-Research Training Fellowship (Ontario) [18]
Canadian Inst, for International Peace and Security
-Research [15]
Dept. of Regional Industrial Expansion
-Canada Awards for Excellence [17]
Deutsch er Akademischer Austauschdienst(DAAD)
-Study Visits of Foreign Academics [ 1]
Fitness and Amateur Sport: Sport Canada
-Sport Science Support Program [1]
Hamber Foundation
-Foundation Grant [ 5]
Health and Welfare Canada: Welfare
-National Welfare Grant [1]
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
-JSPS Fellowship for Research in Japan [ 1]
March of Dimes Birth Defects Fdn. (US)
-Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace [ 1]
Muscular Dystrophy Assn. (U.S.)
-Basic Research [10]
-Clinical Research [10]
-Postdoctoral Fellowships [10]
NSERC: Strategic Grants Division
-Equipment { 1]
-Strategic Grant [ 1]
Royal Society of New Zealand
-Captain James Cook Fellowship [31]
Science Council of B.C.
-Research [1]
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
-Grants-in-Aid [ 1]
Spencer, Chris Foundation
-Foundation Grants [31]
Standards Council of Canada
-University Research Contribution [31]
Statistics Canada
-Research Fellowships, Internships [31]
World Wildlife Fund (Canada)
-General Research [ 1]
Calendar Deadlines.
For events in the period April 19Ao May 2, notices must be submitted on proper
Calendar forms no later than 4 pm. on Thursday, April 9 to the Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Road, Room 207, Old Administration Building.   For more
information, call 228-3131.


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