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Vol. 23, No. 7, April 13, 1977. Published by Information Services, University of B.C., 2075
Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5. ISSN 0497-2929. J. A. Banham and Judith
Walker, editors.
The first exhibition put together by students at the Museum of Anthropology gets
the final touch-up of paint a few hours before it was officially opened last week.
Setting up the exhibition was the final "exam" in Fine Arts 461/561. Students
learned how to restore the artifacts in this collection from ancient Peru, how to
display collections, do graphics and carpentry as well as other practical museum
skills. Two other exhibitions by Anthropology 431 students were opened to
museum visitors Tuesday and display Chinese peasant textile arts and Haida
argillite carving. — Jim Banham photo
new budget
UBC's Board of Governors has
approved an operating budget of
$131,216,087 for the fiscal year that
began April 1. The budget includes a
significant increase in student-aid
money to help offset the effect of
higher tuition fees.
The Board approved the 1977-78
operating budget and the increases in
tuition fees at its regular meeting April
5. It had tentatively approved the new
fee schedule a month earlier but had
voted to ask the Universities Council
of B.C. for more money in the hope of
staving off the fee increases and
academic cutbacks. That request was
The fee increases range from about
25 per cent for non-professional
programs to about 30 per cent in
professional schools and faculties. A
table of the new fees appears on page
Raising tuition fees was not the
only strong measure needed to balance
the budget. In addition the Board cut
$1.3 million from the budgets of UBC
faculties, schools and departments.
This marks the second year in a row
that the budgets of UBC academic
departments have had to be cut back.
Cuts totalling $1.8 million were
necessary to arrive at a balanced
budget for 1976-77.
The new budget is up nearly $10
million over the 1976-77 budget.
About $7.5 million of the increased
revenue comes from the provincial
government and about $2.5 million
from higher tuition fees.
The budget takes into account a
saving of about $400,000 resulting
from the federal Anti-Inflation Board's
rollback of salary increases awarded in
December, 1975, to some 1,200 UBC
library and clerical workers
represented by the Association of
University and College Employees,
Local 1.
Earlier this year the AIB rolled
back the increase won by the union
from 19.1 to 15 per cent. This means a
wage reduction of $32 a month for
employees covered by the AUCE
The new budget includes provisions
to offset the effects of inflation on
salaries and supplies and expenses, a
University official said.
Salaries and wages account for
about 85 per cent of the total budget.
The remaining 15 per cent is allocated
to supplies and expenses. Awards to fund AMS history and microcomputer
The first two awards from the John
M. Buchanan Memorial Fund to
support student projects at UBC have
been announced by Prof. Erich Vogt,
vice-president for faculty and student
The awards, which total $4,600,
have been made to the Alma Mater
Historic Trust to aid in the writing of a
history of the Alma Mater Society,
and to the student chapter of the
Association for Computing Machinery
for the purchase of a microcomputer.
The John M. Buchanan Memorial
Fund was the last bequest made to
UBC by the late Dr. H. R. MacMillan,
who died in 1976. The fund honors
Dr. Buchanan, who died in 1975, and
who served as chancellor of the
University from 1966 to 1969.
The purpose of the awards is to
assist student projects closely
related to the academic programs of
the faculty in which the students are
enrolled. Student conferences and
athletic events are eligible for support,
but thesis projects are not.
A grant of $3,200 to the Alma
Mater Historic Trust will enable the
AMS to hire a graduate history student
this summer to supervise the location
and assessment of materials needed to
write   a   history   of   the   Alma
The trust, a committee of the AMS,
is applying for funds from other
sources to hire additional students to
work on the project in 1977.
A $1,400 grant to the student
chapter of the Association for
Computing  Machinery will aid in the
purchase of a microcomputer, a new
breed of computer which has appeared
on the market recently.
The student chapter of the ACM
plans to set up a laboratory where
various types of programs would be
developed for operation of the
A helping hand .
A UBC faculty member
concerned about the effect
increased tuition fees might have on
some students has offered part of
his salary for student bursaries.
The faculty member, who wishes
to remain anonymous, will donate
enough money to the bursaries so
that two students can be "shielded"
against the increases. (See table
He has no quarrel with tuition
fee increases, he says. The
University has no choice but to
raise fees, which are still among the
lowest in the country, he says.
"However,    I    know    of    some
promising students whose careers
may be endangered by higher
tuition fees. Their standard of living
is marginal now."
He is giving the two bursaries, he
says, not because he himself doesn't
need the money but because "the
students need it more than I do.
There's not much you can do, but
if you can help a little bit. . ."
He urges other faculty members
to consider setting aside money for
needy students as well. Faculty
members wanting to do so should
contact Byron Hender in the
University Awards Office, local
Effective Sept. 1, 1977
The table below lists tuition fees for the 1977-78 Winter
Session (1976-77 tuition fees in brackets). The figures do
not include the $36-Alma Mater Society fee, undergraduate
society fees where applicable, and the $7 graduating class
fee where applicable.
Agricultural Sciences $572 ($440)
Applied Science
Architecture $680 ($522)
Engineering $680 ($522)
Nursing-1st, 2nd & 3rd years $536 ($428)
4th year $476 ($380)
Arts (B.A. and B.F.A.) $536 ($428)
Home Economics $536 ($428)
Librarianship $618 ($474)
Music $680 ($544)
Social Work $536 ($428)
Commerce and Business Administration
First year (B.Com.) $558 ($428)
Other years $658 ($506)
Dentistry $838 ($644)
Dental Hygiene $658 ($506)
Education (B.Ed.) $536 ($428)
Industrial Education
sponsored program $20 ($10)
Physical Education $558 ($428)
Recreation $558 ($428)
2/UBC Reports/ April 13, 1977
FEES 1977-78
Forestry $658 ($506)
Law $658 ($506)
Medicine (M.D.) $838 ($644)
Residents and interns $20 ($10)
Rehabilitation Medicine
Second and third year $558 ($428)
Fourth year $494 ($380)
Pharmaceutical Sciences
First year $558 ($428)
Other years $658 ($506)
Science $536 ($428)
Graduate Studies (Tuition only listed below. Student-levied
fees total $62 a year.)
Doctoral degree
First year $750 ($600)
Second year $564 ($450)
Third year $375 ($300)
Each subsequent year $40 ($30)
Master's degree
First year $750 ($600)
Second year $375 ($300)
Each subsequent registration $40 ($30)
Summer Session, Intersession and Correspondence course
fees: 1977 Summer Session and Intersession fees are not
affected. In 1978, Summer Session and Intersession fees for
a three-unit course will increase 25 per cent to $125 from
$100. The fee for a three-unit correspondence course will
increase from $100 to $125, effective Sept. 1, 1977. campus
Two members of the UBC faculty
have received major awards for their
scientific research activities.
They are:
Prof. Peter Hochachka, of the
Department of Zoology, who has been
awarded a prestigious Guggenheim
fellowship; and
Prof. C. E. Brion, of the
Department of Chemistry, who will
receive the Noranda Award of the
Chemical Institute of Canada at the
institute's   annual    meeting   in   June.
Guggenheim fellowships, which
are awarded by the John Simon
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation of
New York, are given for demonstrated
accomplishment in the past and strong
promise for the future.
Prof. Hochachka, who joined the
UBC faculty in 1966, is noted for his
studies of fish and mammals capable
of surviving on little or no oxygen.
Peter Hochachka
He was co-leader of an international
expedition to the Amazon River in the
fall of 1976 to study water- and
air-breathing fish. He is currently at
Harvard Medical School where he is
lecturing and carrying out research,
which includes a Harvard-sponsored
study of the Antarctic Weddell seal, a
mammal which is capable of staying
submerged for long periods of time.
He plans to use  his fellowship to
write up the results of his Amazon
expedition and to prepare his series of
Harvard lectures for publication by
Harvard University Press.
Prof. Brion, who joined the UBC
faculty as a post-doctoral research
fellow in 1961, has received the
Noranda Award for his original
contributions in electron spectroscopy
in chemistry.
The Noranda Award is given
annually to a scientist under the age of
40 who has made a distinguished
contribution in physical, inorganic or
analytical chemistry while working in
Dr. Brion will give the Noranda
Lecture at the June meeting of the
Chemical Institute of Canada and
receive a cash award of $500 that goes
with the honor.
Christopher Brion
He was awarded a senior research
fellowship by the National Research
Council in 1968 to enable him to
study at research centres in England
and Holland.
Prof. Brion is the seventh member
of the UBC chemistry department to
win the Noranda Award since 1963.
Four UBC learned journals will
receive grants totalling $61,670 from
the Canada Council under an
assistance program for the publication
and dissemination of the work of
Canadian scholars.
The. UBC journals approved for
support in 1977, and the amounts
awarded, are:
B.C. Studies, a journal of B.C.
history, $8,086. The journal is edited
by Prof. Margaret Prang, head of
UBC's history department, and Prof.
Walter Young, head of the political
science department at the University
of Victoria.
Canadian Literature, edited by Dr.
George Woodcock, $13,130.
Canadian  Yearbook of International
Law, edited by Prof. Charles Bourne,
of the Faculty of Law, $21,154.
Pacific Affairs, edited by Prof.
William Holland, $19,300.
Applications for funds are evaluated
by a jury of scholars, which includes
Prof. Martin Meissner, of UBC's
Department of Anthropology and
Dave Hannah
David S. Hannah has been confirmed
as superintendent of traffic and
security at UBC. He joined the UBC
staff in 1964 and prior to his
appointment as acting supervisor of
traffic and security in July, 1976, was
supervisor of the University patrol.
Two new associations — one
representing administrative and
professional staff and the other
academic women — have been formed
recently at UBC.
The Association of Administrative
and Professional Staff of UBC
represents University employees in the
administrative executive and
professional and supervisory
Association president Paul Bullen,
of the finance department, said 340
UBC employees are eligible for
membership in the AAPS and 120
have joined.
Mr. Bullen said the purposes of the
organization are to promote and
upgrade the professional competence
and skills of members, to promote
communication between the
University and the AAPS membership,
and to act as a voice to the University
on matters of concern.
He said the AAPS had met on
several occasions with Chuck
Connaghan, UBC's vice-president for
administrative services, and Bob Grant,
director   of   Employee   Relations,   to
Continued on p. 4
See New organizations
UBC Reports/April 13, 1977/3 NEXT WEEK AT UBC
Notices must reach Information Services, Main Mall North Admin. Bldg., by mail, by 5 p.m. Thursday of week preceding publication of notice.
Vancouver Sun is sponsoring this special lecture by
Mary Hemingway, who has recently completed a
book, entitled How It Was, about her late
husband-novelist, Ernest. Lecture Hall 2,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
Three exhibitions are currently on display. A
special exhibition by Fine Arts students entitled
Huacos and Huacas: Objects from Sacred Places of
Ancient Peru continues until May 15. Ontario
Prehistory, a travelling exhibition from the
National Museum of Man, continues until April 30.
An exhibition demonstrating Museum Principles
and Methods, presented by Anthropology students,
continues until May 15. 6393 N.W. Marine Dr.
3:00 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. Alan Sawyer,
Fine Arts, UBC, speaks on Treasures of Ancient
Peru, in conjunction with an exhibition currently
on display at the museum, 6393 N.W. Marine Dr.
Lester F. Larsen, University of Nebraska, on 30
Years of Tractor Testing. Room 228, McLeod
Auersperg, Cancer Research Centre, UBC, on Cell
Differentiation and Neoplasia. Library, Block B,
Medical Sciences Building.
presents Dr. Lee Pulos, clinical psychologist, in an
illustrated lecture-discussion on Further
Investigations of Esoteric Healings and Psychic
Surgery: Personal Experiences, Speculations and
Implications for the Future. Lecture Hall 2,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
Admission: $3; students, $2. For more
information, call 228-2181, local 261.
4:00 p.m. BASIC SCIENCES COURSE. Dean David V. Bates,
Medicine, UBC, discusses Physiologic Basis of Gas
Exchange, II. Lecture Hall A, Faculty of Medicine
Building, Vancouver General Hospital, 10th and
Heather St.
8:00p.m. SENATE MEETING. Free tickets for interested
members of the University community are
available from Frances Medley, 228-2951. Board
and Senate Room, Old Administration Building.
WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTRE lecture. The first
in a series of three presents Prof. Hugh
Wynne-Edwards, Geological Sciences, UBC, who
speaks about Terracy, the subject of his new book.
Lecture Hall 5, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. Admission: $3; students, $2.
Geography, SFU, speaks on What's Up With the
Weather? Room 314, Rotunda, Simon Fraser
University campus. For information, call
9:00 a.m. MEDICAL GRAND ROUNDS. Dr. Ina Ajemian,
Palliative Care Service, Royal Victoria Hospital,
Montreal; and Dr. G. H. Growe, Hematology,
VGH, discuss Management of Chronic Pain in
Malignant Disease. Lecture Hall B, Faculty of
Medicine Building, Vancouver General Hospital.
presents part II of Transitions of the Maya. This
week two films will be shown with discussion
following by the filmmakers. Films contain
eyewitness studies of Maya Indian rituals in
Mexico. Room 102, Lasserre Building. Admission,
Scheifele, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard
Medical School, Boston, Mass., on Pathogenesis of
Urinary Infection in Children. Lecture Hall B,
Heather Pavilion, Vancouver General Hospital.
New organizations
Continued from p. 3
discuss matters of concern to the new
He said association committees are
preparing proposals for improving the
professional competence of members,
producing an administrative
procedures handbook, and establishing
a personnel appeal procedure.
Enquiries about membership in the
AAPS should be sent to Olga Leland,
Physical Plant, local 2555.
The new Academic Women's
Association exists to foster collegiality
among academic women, to encourage
and promote equal opportunities for
women to participate fully in all
aspects of University affairs, to
provide a forum for discussion on
matters that affect women at the
University, and to initiate any enquiry,
study or action decided on by the
About 100 UBC women who hold
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full-     and     part-time     academic
appointments have joined the AWS.
Dr. Jean Elder of UBC's history
department, who chairs the
association's eight-member executive
committee, said meetings have been
held with Prof. Erich Vogt,
vice-president for faculty and student
affairs, to discuss an on-going
procedure for the review of the salaries
of academic women.
She said the AWS has also had a
number of meetings, at two of which
women academics presented papers in
the fields of fine arts and cell biology.
Dr. Elder said an important activity of
the AWS would be to "cut across
faculty and department boundaries"
so that women could share their
academic expertise.
Membership enquiries should be
sent to Dr. Beverley Green,
Department of Botany, local 2349.
Parking fees
to go up
Increases in campus parking fees, to
take effect on Sept. 1, have been
approved by UBC's Board of
The cost of annual parking permits
for faculty, staff and visitors will
increase from $30 to $40. Permits for
space in covered parking under the
Music Building will be increased from
$133 a year to $143. Rates for
motorcycles driven by faculty and
staff will increase from $7.50 to $10 a
Annual parking rates for students
will be as follows (current rates in
brackets): Preferred lots - $26.50
($20); B lot - $8 ($6); Campus
residences, including Acadia Park —
$10  ($7.50); Motorcycles - $4 ($3).
The board also approved the
addition of a $3 fee to existing
impoundment charges to pay for
impoundment administration.


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