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No time lost in carrying out erosion mandate
UBC Board of Governors member Stanley
Weston is losing no time in carrying out his mandate as a one-man task force to prepare a plan for
"immediate remedial action of the Point Grey cliff
erosion problem."
He has set Nov. 8, 9 and 10 as dates for public
meetings on the problem and has requested
meetings with individuals and organizations with
whom he was asked to consult in the preparation of
a "written plan of operation, timetable and
budget" for control of the erosion problem.
UBC's Board of Governors, at its meeting on
Oct. 2, approved Mr. Weston's appointment as the
University's representative to carry out a critique of
proposals to control cliff erosion prepared by Swan
Wooster Engineering Co. for UBC's marine
foreshore development committee.
The Board also authorized public release of the
Swan Wooster 'master plan' but did not endorse
the report.
Mr. Weston, a UBC graduate, has 60 days in
which to prepare a critique of the Swan Wooster
proposals and to come up with his own recommendations. He will report to the property committee
of the Board, which will in turn make recommendations to the full Board of Governors.
The public meetings arranged by Mr. Weston
will be held at Lord Byng seconday school, 3939
West 16th Ave., on Nov. 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and
in Lecture Hall 2 of UBC's Woodward Building on
Nov. 10 from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.
The public meetings will include explanations of
the Swan Wooster plan and alternative proposals
for erosion control and will provide an opportunity
for interested parties to make their views known on
the cliff erosion problem.
Individuals who wish to make formal presentations can obtain further information by calling Mr.
Weston's task force office at 228-5311.
UBC re
Volume 25, Number 18. Oct. 10, 1979. Published by Information Services, University of B.C., 2075 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5, 228-3131. Jim Banham
and Judith Walker, editors. ISSN 0497-2929.
UBC has called for tenders to complete the interior of the
Asian Centre, shown in architect's sketch above, adjacent
to    the    Nitobe    Memorial    Garden.    UBC    has   been
authorized to borrow funds to complete the centre, which
has stood half complete since 1975. For more details on this
and other campus construction projects, see story below.
UBC calls for Asian Centre tenders
UBC's long-awaited Asian Centre
should be ready for occupancy in the
spring of 1981.
Tenders for completion of Phase II
of the building have been called,
UBC's Board of Governors was told at
its meeting on Oct. 2, and work on
completion of the interior is expected
to resume in November.
The completed building will house
UBC's 202,155-volume Asian studies
library as well as offices for members
of the Department of Asian Studies
and the Institute for Asian Research.
Transfer of the Asian Studies Division
to the new building will free up badly
needed stack and study space in the
Main Library.
The Asian Centre will also contain
an auditorium of up to 250 seats for
performance of Asian music, theatre
and dance and an exhibition area.
The Asian music section of the
Department of Music will have performance studios in the building as well
as storage space for instruments.
UBC has been authorized by the
provincial government to borrow up
to $3,591,952 to complete the Asian
Centre. Phase I of the project, which
cost $1.6 million, enabled the University to erect the steel framework of the
building, donated by the Sanyo Corporation following Expo '70 in Osaka,
Japan,  and to complete the centre's
exterior. Further work was halted in
August, 1975, when available funds
ran out.
UBC also expects to call tenders
before the end of the year for the new
Home Economics Building to be built
on the East Mall opposite the new
Library Processing Centre. The provincial government has now authorized the University to borrow up to
$4,041,000 for the project.
The University also hopes it will be
able to call for tenders early in the new
year for construction of a new Coal
Research Laboratory for the Department of Mineral Engineering, which
will be built adjacent to the Frank
Forward Building for metallurgy.
The new laboratory is linked to an
expanded teaching and research program in coal technology, which also
involves the completion of unfinished
space in the Forward Building to
enable the mineral engineering
department to move from its present
quarters at the corner of the West
Mall and University Boulevard. A new
option in coal engineering is now in
operation in the mineral engineering
UBC has also been authorized by
the provincial government to borrow
funds for major renovation and public
works projects in 1979-80 and for construction of a new 1,000-car parking
structure to serve the Health Sciences
Centre Hospital, where a new Acute
Care Unit is under construction.
Projects under the heading of major
renovations and public works will involve expenditures of more than $4.7
million. Just over $1.6 million will be
used to upgrade the interiors of
various UBC buildings and to bring
them in line with fire-code regulations.
More than $3.1 million will be used
for various public-works projects, including construction of new roads,
walkways and parking facilities, provision of new electrical and mechanical
installations and campus development.
Among the public works items are
$302,500 for campus energy conservation, $355,700 for Botanical Garden
development and $60,000 for the
upgrading of campus playing fields.
For the new four-level parking
structure, UBC has been authorized to
borrow $4,160,000. An additional
$240,000 for the project will come
from the Greater Vancouver Regional
Hospital District, bringing the total
cost of the project to an estimated
The provincial government has also
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Some 460 undergraduate students
who dropped out of UBC during the
1976-77 academic year did so for a
variety of reasons ranging from "lack
of interest" to "medical problems," an
overwhelming majority felt they had
made a wise decision, and most plan
to continue their education in the
These are some of the nuggets of
information that have emerged from a
questionnaire completed by 459 of the
746 full-time undergraduates who
withdrew from UBC in 1976-77.
UBC's Office of Student Services conducted the survey and analysed the
For Student Services director Dick
Shirran one of the surprising and
disturbing results to emerge from the
survey is that more than half of the
responding dropouts — 53 per cent —
stated that they made no effort to
discuss their decision with anyone at
And not even all of the 47 per cent
who said in the questionnaire that
they had discussed their decision did
so with someone at UBC. More than 6
per cent said they had consulted a
friend or member of their family.
Those who did discuss the matter with
UBC personnel most commonly chose
the Student Services counselling centre (20 per cent), a dean's office (18.7
per cent), a faculty advisor (14.7 per
cent), or a professor (11.1 per cent).
"The fact that 53 per cent of the
withdrawals chose to do it 'cold turkey'
may indicate that they don't realize
that there is a great deal of assistance
available at the University to help
them overcome financial, academic
and other problems," Mr. Shirran
Another interesting fact emerged
from the study when the Student Services analysts looked at the grade
point averages of the 164 students who
withdrew from first-year programs
and who were registered at UBC for
the first time.
The mean entering grade point
average (A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, P=l) of
this group of withdrawals was 2.92.
while students in the same year who
obtained a pass standing had a high-
school average of 2.93. Those first -
year students who stayed at UBC but
failed their year had an entering
average of 2.79.
Mr. Shirran's comment on this is
that the grade point average of the
first-year withdrawals is more typical
of those who passed first year than
failed, "suggesting that the withdrawals could be potentially successful."
The Student Services report recommends, among other things, that
students should be encouraged to
make more use of campus support services and that specific personal growth
and career counselling programs be
developed for students in particular
years and faculties.
Here   are   some   other   facts   that
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Rookie UBC fullback Pieter Vanden Bos (34) will be in
action against Simon Fraser Clansmen Oct. 19 when
Thunderbirds   meet   the   Burnaby   squad   at   Empire
Stadium at 8 p.m. in the annual Shrum Bowl contest.
Tickets for the game are available in the Alma Mater
Society offices in the Student Union Building.
'Birds, Clansmen will clash Oct. 19
The UBC Thunderbirds, gunning
for their second straight Western Intercollegiate Football League championship, take time out to play an exhibition game on Oct. 19 — an exhibition game of more than passing
It's the annual Shrum Bowl contest
against Simon Fraser University
Clansmen, being played for the second time under the sponsorship of
the United Way. UBC won last year's
Shrum Bowl, 22-14, before a crowd of
The game is at Empire Stadium,
starting at 8 p.m., with tickets going
at $6 (under cover) and $4 (in the
open). Student tickets are only $2,
under cover, and are available in the
Student Union Building.
Air Canada has provided a ticket
prize of two tickets to the Caribbean.
Simon Fraser goes into the Shrum
Bowl with a record of three victories
and two defeats. The 'Birds have won
four and lost two, and they play
University of Calgary, in Calgary, this
There are no common opponents,
since SFU plays a schedule of exhibition games against U.S. schools,
whereas UBC competes in the WIFL
with the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Saskatchewan and University of Manitoba.
UBC has wins over the other four,
but has lost to Saskatchewan and
Manitoba. League games remaining
are with Calgary and Alberta, and two
wins  would  put  the  'Birds  into  the
Western Canada intercollegiate final.
SFU started the season with three
victories — over Montana Tech,
Western Washington and Central
Washington — and then was defeated
by the University of Santa Clara and
the University of Nevada.
Simon Fraser offers athletic scholarships and recruits players from across
Canada. A dozen players with the
Clan this season are from Ontario, including quarterback Dave Amer —
the outstanding player of the 1978
development camp of the Toronto
Athletic scholarships are banned by
the WIFL, and UBC may recruit only
from British Columbia.
Memorial fund set up
UBC has established a memorial
fund honoring the late Prof. Roy
Daniells, head of the English department for nearly 20 years, who died on
April 13.
The fund will be used to provide an
annual $250 scholarship for an
outstanding student as well as a
number of memorial prizes for
students enrolled in third- and fourth-
year English courses.
The fund got off to a good start
recently when the UBC English
department approved the transfer of
the existing English Department
Awards Fund, which currently stands
at $5,700, to the new Roy Daniells
Memorial Fund.
Contributions to the memorial fund
should be sent to Byron Hender,
director of UBC's Office of Awards
and Financial Aid, General Services
Administration Building, Campus.
Cheques should be made payable to
the University of B.C. and carry a
notation that the gift is for the Roy
Daniells Memorial Fund.
Prof. Daniells was a UBC graduate
who was named head of the English
department in 1948, a post he held
until 1965, when he was named the
first University Professor of English
Language and Literature in recognition of his scholarship and his activities as a writer and poet. He is best
known for his studies of 17th-century
English literature.
1963 plan
coming to
The completion next year of the
campus Health Sciences Centre and
new facilities at Vancouver hospitals
will largely bring to fruition a long-
range plan drawn up in 1963, UBC
President Douglas Kenny told Senate
at its September meeting.
The president, who had been asked
to report to Senate on development of
the Health Sciences Centre, said most
of a dozen objectives set out in a 1963
proposal for the centre's development
have been or are being achieved.
UBC, he said, had set an example
for North America in developing an
integrated approach to patient care
through the provision of educational
opportunities for the groups that provide health care, including doctors,
dentists, dental hygienists, nurses,
rehabilitation specialists, pharmacists,
clinical psychologists, social workers,
dieticians, and by breaking down the
barriers between these groups.
When the current expansion of the
UBC Health Sciences Centre and
facilities at associated Vancouver
hospitals is complete, UBC will have
on campus 600 beds for psychiatric,
extended and acute care as well as expanded lecture and basic medical
sciences space, plus access to the new
teaching and patient-care developments at the Vancouver General, St.
Paul's and Shaughnessy Hospitals.
The federal and provincial governments are sharing the cost of the
development, which is linked to a plan
to double enrolment in UBC's medical
school from 80 to 160 first-year
students. The phased expansion of the
first-year medical class has already
begun. This year UBC admitted 100
students, up from 88 last year.
President Kenny said the health
sciences faculties and departments
were "very enthusiastic" about the expansion because of the opportunities it
offers in terms of expanding medical
school enrolment, the addition of new
faculty members and the acquisition
of new space and equipment.
He said that when expansion of the
medical school was being discussed
with the government, he had insisted
that funds for this purpose should be
kept separate from increases in the
rest of the UBC budget. Similarly, he
had also insisted that the $50-odd
million to be used for on- and off-
campus construction should not have
an impact on other academic building
needs at UBC. Both these conditions
had been adhered to, he said.
President Kenny said there was only
"one major worry" associated with the
operation of campus hospitals. In
Canada, he said, hospitals are allowed
to engage in deficit financing, something which was denied to universities
unless they received approval from the
provincial government.
He said a committee of the Board of
Governors was looking at the Health
Sciences Centre Act with a view to
modifying it to permit deficit financing with government approval.
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approved expenditures of $2,565,000
for expansion of facilities at the
TRIUMF project, the nuclear
research facility located on UBC's
south campus.
The funds will be used for an addition to the main TRIUMF building,
extensions to an existing office and
laboratory building and construction
of a separate building to house a liquid helium production unit, which
will supply the needs of TRIUMF as
well as B.C.'s three public universities.
Other construction projects currently in the active planning stage are
a new building to house the Department of Psychology at the corner of
West Mall and University Boulevard
and new facilities for the Department
of Poultry Science on the south campus. UBC reports	
Senate gives approval
to new UBC programs
UBC's Senate gave academic approval at its. September meeting to a
new major in speech sciences in the
Department of Linguistics and to a
new program in the Department of
Theatre leading to the degree of
Bachelor of Fine Arts.
The new programs will have to be
approved by UBC's Board of Governors and the Universities Council
before they can be offered to students.
The new program in linguistics will
prepare students for graduate study in
the fields of audiology and speech and
language pathology.
The new major. Senate was told,
had been worked out in close cooperation with the Department of
Audiology and Speech Sciences in the
Faculty of Medicine, which offers a
two-year, postgraduate program
leading to a Master of Science degree.
The new Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Theatre would permit
students to major in either acting or in
the technical aspects of theatre.
Dr. Wisenthal emphasized that the
acting major was "not an attempt to
establish an acting school." He said
approval of the program would involve the introduction of seven new
courses and the hiring of additional
Enrolment in the new B.F.A. program would be small because of strict
selection procedures and it was not anticipated that there would be more
than five to 10 students in each of the
major fields.
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emerged from the study.
• Of the total number of
withdrawals, 72.1 per cent were in
first- and second-year programs.
Eighteen per cent were registered in
the Faculty of Arts, 18.4 per cent were
in Science and 5.4 per cent were in
first-year Applied Science, which is a
second-year UBC program.
• Almost 70 per cent of the
withdrawals lived in the Greater Vancouver Regional District, while 30 per
cent lived outside the Lower Mainland.
• Looked at on the basis of sex,
56.9 per cent of the withdrawals were
men and 43.1 per cent were women, a
distribution that is almost identical to
that of the UBC undergraduate
population as a whole.
• Of the 61.5 per cent of the
dropouts who replied to the UBC
questionnaire, 77.7 per cent said they
intended to continue their education,
15.5   per  cent   said   they   were   un-
UBC medal
Michael Bliss, a historian at the
University of Toronto, has been
named winner of the University of
British Columbia's Canadian
Biography Award for 1978. The
award, given annually since 1952, is
for the author's A Canadian
Millionaire, the Life and Business
Times of Sir foseph Flavelle, Bart,
The UBC award, a medal carved
from solid silver by noted B.C. Indian
artist Bill Reid, is given for the best
book by or about a Canadian published in the previous year.
The selection committee was very
generous in its praise of the biography, calling it "one of the best
biographies to arrive on the scene in a
long, long time." The author "has
made a most significant contribution
to the history of Canadian business
with the good use of public area
documents, cartoons and doggerel, as
well as private letters and memoirs."
Prof. Bliss, 38, teaches Canadian
history at the University of Toronto
and has written and edited several
books on Canadian history.
Honorable mention was also given
by the UBC committee to UBC graduate Terry Reksten's biography
Rattenbury, a book on one of B.C.'s
early architects. Ms. Reksten has written, according to the committee, not
only "a sound piece of research" about
Rattenbury and the time in which he
lived, "but also a fascinating story of
the uncharacteristic qualities in his
later life that lead to his bizarre
murder in England in 1935."
decided and 6.8 per cent said they did
not plan to continue. A greater
percentage of males than females (80
per cent as opposed to 74.5 per cent)
said they planned to continue. Those
who plan to continue their education
expect to do so at a university or a
trade or vocational school.
• Just over 60 per cent of the
withdrawals were either living at home
or in campus residences. The report
comments: "Since the residence group
was the only one in which more than
50 per cent of the withdrawing
respondents sought advice, the
preparation and training of residence
advisors seems critical."
• On the whole, the students who
dropped out did not involve themselves in sports or clubs. Of the 459
who responded to the questionnaire,
more males than females (19.9 per
cent vs. 9.7 per cent) were in clubs
while 34.5 per cent of the males and
only 10.7 per cent of the women were
involved in one or more sports. More
than 80 per cent of the freshman
students were not involved in either of
these campus activities.
• Just over 88 per cent of the
dropouts said their decision to
withdraw was a wise one, 8.2 per cent
felt they had been unwise, and 3.6 per
cent were undecided.
• The dropouts gave 26 categories
of answers when asked their reasons
for withdrawing. The most frequently
mentioned reasons were lack of interest (30.9 per cent), financial problems (18 per cent), academic difficulty (13.3 per cent), family problems (11.8 per cent) and medical
problems (9.1 per cent). Men tended
to make up a higher percentage of
those with financial problems,
academic difficulties and lack of interest, while women showed a higher
incidence of family and medical problems. Students in Science showed the
highest percentage of concern with
academic difficulty and financial problems, while Arts students led in lack
of interest, family problems and
medical complaints.
• As to what they felt could have
been done to help them at UBC, the
dropouts who responded to the questionnaire listed 33 categories, some
giving more than one. The report
draws special attention to the fact that
22.8 per cent of the respondents felt
that nothing could have been done to
assist them. Categories mentioned by
more than 5 per cent of the respondents included: "Better program" (included negative comments on curriculum, unable to register for desired
courses, courses not available at
UBC); "smaller classes"; "more personal preparation"; "better financial
aid" (mainly complaints about the
availability of loans, processing time
and information); and "better
faculty" (including negative comments on teaching staff).
First-year Forestry student Susan Craven worked in the forests of the Queen
Charlotte Islands this summer as part of her work experience in UBC's cooperative education program. Ms. Craven was employed by Rayonier
Canada, a major forestry company in B.C. Co-operative education is offered
to all qualified students interested in engineering or forestry.
A welcome UBC option
perience is that all of the 14 students
were offered jobs with the same firms
for the following summer.
In fact, the results were so positive
that the University decided to offer a
co-op program to men as well as
women. Last summer, the second
summer of the program, seven men
students and 27 women students were
placed with forestry and engineering
firms for the summer work experience
part of the program.
In May, '79, the UBC Senate gave
formal approval to the co-op program, and in September of this year,
co-operative education became an entity on its own, no longer part of the
Women Students Office programs.
Although the staff and location
(Brock Hall, room 213) remained the
same, the program is now the responsibility of an advisory committee on
co-op education chaired by the
associate dean of Applied Science.
The co-op program is more than
just help Finding an interesting summer job somewhat related to a student's studies. "The students must be
seriously considering careers in
engineering and forestry," Mrs.
Gilmore explained. "The co-op program helps them to understand what
would be involved in such a career."
Last summer Mrs. Gilmore and her
assistant, Diane Waterman, visited all
of the students in the field to see how
they were managing and to get a better idea of the demands of the jobs.
"I've been very impressed with the way
these students have handled non-
traditional employment," Mrs.
Gilmore said. "It's not easy driving a
logging truck or working in devil's
club." The jobs varied from helping
with the staking of a forestry road
north of Prince George to supervising
tree planting or working in a logging
By next summer, between 45 and 60
students will be part of the co-op program at UBC, some of them with two
previous summers work experience
under their belts.
For the students, male or female,
the advantages to the program are obvious. For the employers, the advantages are in hiring a student who is obviously interested in the work, perhaps
an inexpensive way to recruit a permanent employee, and the overall goal
that the program was originally set up
to achieve — assisting to eliminate at-
titudinal barriers, held both by
women students and employers, that
prevent women from selecting non-
traditional professions.
A panel discussion for co-operative
and potential co-operative education
students will be held Thursday, Oct.
If co-operative education programs
had been tried at UBC 10 years ago,
they likely wouldn't have been all that
successful. But in the late 1970s, with
employment hard to find in many
areas, with the radical theories of the
women's movement transformed into
practicalities of integrating women into non-traditional employment routes,
co-operative education at UBC is
becoming a welcome option for many
Co-operative education is, basically, a work-study program where
students interested in forestry or
engineering, to take as examples the
two fields offered at UBC, integrate
their university studies with supervised
.employment with forestry or engineering firms.
It's not a new idea in education in
Canada. The University of Waterloo
in Ontario has offered co-operative
education programs to students since
But at UBC, co-operative education
began with a different goal. Originally
part of the Women Students' Office,
the program was begun two years ago
with the hope of encouraging women
students to enter non-traditional
faculties. By placing women students
with forestry and engineering firms,
those behind the program also hoped
that firms would be convinced that
women could do the job.
The program so far seems to have
worked well. Enrolment by women in
both engineering and forestry at UBC
is steadily increasing, although
Maryke Gilmore, who's in charge of
the co-operative education program,
won't credit just the program for the
increase. And two summers of having
women students working in the field
has helped to change the attitudes of
outside firms.
The first summer 14 students were
involved in the program, all of them
first-year Science students who,
through a series of screenings, had
been chosen by the staff of the cooperative education program. Following a winter of seminars and counselling organized as part of the program,
the women students were offered jobs
with firms that had agreed to participate in the program.
"It was an interesting experience for
both students and employers," said
Maryke Gilmore. "The employers
were amazed that first-year students
could have so many skills and could
learn so quickly. The students were
surprised to discover that they had
something to offer, that they had
more skills than they knew when they
were put in a challenging piosition."
Mrs. Gilmore feels that the measure
of the success of that first summer's ex- UBC CALENDAR DEADLINES
Events in the week of
Oct. 21-Oct. 27 Deadline is 6:00 p.m. Oct. 11
Oct. 28-Nov. 3 Deadline is 5:00 p.m. Oct. 18
Send notices to Information Services, 6328 Memorial Road (Old Administration Building), Campus. Further information is available at
Prof. Robert Solomon, Philosophy, University of Texas, Austin, on Emotions and
Human Nature.
Dr. Donald W. Seldin, chairman, Department of Internal Medicine, Southwestern
Medical School, University of Texas, on
High Blood Pressure: Prevalence, Risks,
Both lectures at 8:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall
2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre. A brochure listing all pre-Christmas
Institute lectures is available from Information Services, UBC, telephone
3:00 p.m. MUSIC FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES, fourth in a
series of seven presentations at the Museum of Anthropology. An Afternoon of Renaissance Music for
Two Lutes with Evan Plommer and Hugh Sandilands,
musicians. Museum, 6393 Northwest Marine Dr. Free
with museum admission.
7:00 p.m. SUBFILMS presents Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Auditorium, Student Union Building. Admission with
AMS card, $1.
7:30 p.m. AN EVENING ON SYNERGY, presented by the
Lorian Association, with lectures by David Spangler and
Milenko Matanovic and a concert by the New
Troubadors. Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. Admission, $5; students, $4. For information, call 731-3514 or 733-2136.
Dennis Capozza, Urban Land Economics Division, UBC,
on Rents, Vacancies, and Starts. Penthouse, Angus
10:30 a.m. COMPUTING CENTRE LECTURE. The first in a
series of six lectures on MIDAS — Michigan Interactive
Data Analysis System by Dr. Piet de Jong of the UBC
Computing Centre. Room 447, Computer Sciences
Menzel, Institut fur Biophysik der Universitat des
Saarlandes, on Experimental Microdosimetry and Its
Applicability to High LET Therapy. Lecture Theatre,
B.C. Cancer Research Centre, 601 W. 10th Ave., Vancouver.
12:30 p.m. EDUCATION RESEARCH LECTURE. Dr. Cornelius
J. Jaenen on Unique Qualities of Canadian Ethnic
Studies. Room 208. Scarfe Building.
TROMBONE CHOIR, directed by Douglas Sparkes,
performs Music of Bach, Praetorius and Bruckner.
Recital Hall, Music Building.
J. Jaenen on Thoughts on Canadianization: French-
Amerindian Relations to Manitoba School Questions
and Methodological Issues. Room 208, Scarfe Building.
Stephen Kwan, mechanical engineering graduate student, UBC, on Experiments in Reverse Combustion of
Coal Seams. Room 1215, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building.
series of six lectures on Advanced MTS Commands and
Files by Jeff Berryman of the UBC Computing Centre.
Room 443, Computer Sciences Building.
Wan, Mathematics, UBC, on The Second Best Allocation in Urban Land Theory. Room 203, Mathematics
L. Iglehart, Operations Research, Stanford University,
Stanford, Calif., on Regenerative Simulation: An Overview. Room 312, Angus Building.
4:00 p.m. BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR. Neil Hackett,
Biochemistry, UBC, on Biochemistry of Sleep. Lecture
Hall 3, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
ASTRONOMY SEMINAR. Dr. Charles J. Peterson,
University of Missouri, on Recent Observational Work
on the Dynamics of Barred Spiral Galaxies. Room 318,
Hennings Building.
12 noon FAMILY RELATIONS ACT SERIES. First in a series
of talks to clarify aspects of B.C.'s new Family Relations
Act, proclaimed on March 31. Today's introductory overview by Prof. Lyman Robinson, associate dean, Faculty of
Law, University of Victoria. For further information, call
Centre for Continuing Education, 228-2181. All sessions
at Robson Square Media Centre in downtown Vancouver.
12:30 p.m. HABITAT LECTURE. Prof. Arie Shachar, Hebrew
University, Jerusalem, 1979 Scholar in-Residence, Centre
for Human Settlements, UBC, on Settlement Policies
and Migration Process: An Evaluation of Israel's Experience. Room 102, Lasserre Building.
Alan Tenenhouse, professor, Pharmacology and
Therapeutics, McGill University, on Control of Endocrine Gland Function: A New Approach. Lecture
Hall 3, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
ENGLISH LECTURE. Prof. Rene Wellek, Sterling
Professor of Comparative Literature, Yale University,
New Haven, Conn., on Literature, Fiction and the
Literary. Room 106, Buchanan Building.
TUESDAY, OCT. 16 (Continued)
12:30 p.m. FREESEE FILM SERIES presents Civilization with
Kenneth Clark in seven parts. The first film is The
Frozen World. Auditorium, Student Union Building.
chairman, Department of Internal Medicine,
Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, on Intimate
Coupling of Biomedical Science and Physician Education. Lecture Hall 6, Woodward Instructional Resources
Dr. James A. McEwan, director, Biomedical Engineering
Department, VGH, on Biomedical Engineering at
VGH. Room 308, Forward Building.
A. R. Tammadge, Sevenoaks School, England, on
Creativity in Mathematics. Room 201, Scarfe Building.
Chemistry, UBC, on Surface Structures and Bond
Lengths From LEED Crystallography. Room 250,
Chemistry Building.
12 noon PHARMACOLOGY SEMINAR.  Dr   Paul Augereau,
Anesthesiology, UBC, on Treatment of Diabetes insipidus By Nebulization of DDAVP. Room 114, Block
C, Medical Sciences Building.
THE CHANGING WORLD. Dr. Edward Rhodes,
Physical Education and Recreation, UBC, on Fitness
After Forty. Theatre, Robson Square Media Centre, 800
Hornbv St. in downtown Vancouver.
12:30 p.m. NOON-HOUR CONCERT. Leciair String Quartet,
with Paula Sokol-Eiliott and Mary Sokol, violin; Pamela
Inkman, viola; and Paula Kiffner, cello, perform Music
of Mozart and Bartok. Recital Hall, Music Building,
NATIVE INDIAN TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM distinguished speaker series. Maxine Pape,
Education Co-Ordinator, Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs,
on The Educational Needs of Native Indian People in
British Columbia. Room 100, Scarfe Building.
3:30 p.m. GEOPHYSICS SEMINAR. Dr. John Booker,
Geophysics, University of Washington, Seattle, on Thermal Convection in Porous Media. Room 260,
Geophysics and Astronomy Building.
Oloman on Electro-Oxidation of Benzene in a Fixed-
Bed Anode. Room 206, Chemical Engineering Building.
Woodland on The Relationships Between Factor Endowments and Commodity Trade. Room 351, Brock
C.S. Holling, Animal Resource Ecology, UBC, on Planning in a Complex Uncertain System: The Case of
Energy. Penthouse, Angus Building.
BIOCHEMICAL SEMINAR. Dr. Jonathan A Gallant,
Genetics, University of Washington, Seattle, on Factors
Influencing Translation and Mistranslation in
Escherichia colt. Lecture Hall 3, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre.
4:30 p.m. ECOLOGY SEMINAR. Dr. Arthur D. Hasler, professor
emeritus, Laboratory of Limnology, University of
Wisconsin, Madison, on Olfactory Imprinting and
Homing in Salmon. Room 2449, Biological Sciences
7:30 p.m. COMPUTERS EXPLAINED. UBC's Centre for Conti
nuing Education is sponsoring a series of evening lectures
on de-mystifying the computer. The course will explain
how computers work, what are their applications, and
what are the impacts for our culture. Continues until
Wednesday, Nov. 14. Room 228, Angus Building.
Registration, 228-2181, local 278. Limited enrolment.
9:00 a.m. MEDICAL GRAND ROUNDS. Dr. Donald W. Seldin,
chairman, Department of Internal Medicine, University
of Texas, Dallas, on Clinical Interpretation of the
SMA-6. Lecture Theatre B, Vancouver General Hospital.
on Holocaust Families: Survivors and Their Children.
Rooms 2NA and B, Health Sciences Centre Hospital.
12 noon DENTISTRY   SEMINAR.   Dr.   John   McNeill,   Phar
maceutical Sciences, UBC, on Modern Abuses of Drugs.
Room 388, Macdonald Building.
12:10 p.m. WOMEN'S RESOURCES CENTRE presents A
Celebration of 50 Years as Persons with Senator Nancy
Bell. Women's Resources Centre, 1144 Robson St. Information, 228-2181, local 218.
12:30 p.m. NATIVE INDIAN TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM distinguished speaker series. Mary Ashworth,
English Education. UBC, on The History of Minority
Education in B.C.: The Native Indian Pupil. Room
100, Scarfe Building.
Students interested in obtaining practical experience to aid in the
development of new skills or the making of career choices are encouraged to volunteer a few hours per week to a community organization or institution. A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are posted
at the Volunteer Data Bank in the Counselling Centre, Ponderosa Annex "F". Experience can make the difference in applying for professional programs at university and/or employment.
On Friday. Oct. 19, the Division of Ophthalmology, St. Paul's
Hospital, and the B.C. Ophthalmology Society are co-sponsoring a
clinical day at St. Paul's Hospital. The guest speakers will be Nancy M.
Newman, M.D., associate professor and chief, Neuro-ophthalmic Division, Department of Ophthalmology, Pacific Medical Center, San
Francisco, and Ronald E. Smith, M.D., associate professor, University
of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles. The workshop
continues on Saturday, Oct. 20. For further information, contact
682-2344, local 401.
THURSDAY, OCT. 18 (Continued)
12:30 p.m. UBC CONTEMPORARY PLAYERS, with Stephen
Chatman and Eugene Wilson, co-directors, perform
Music of Applebaum, Bellemare, Adaskin and Schafer.
Recital Hall, Music Building.
HABITAT LECTURE. Dr. Arie Shachar, Hebrew
University, Jerusalem, and 1979 Scholar-in-Residence,
UBC Centre for Human Settlements, on Earthly Planning in a Holy City: Development Strategies for
Jerusalem. Room 102, Lasserre Building.
ENGLISH LECTURE. Prof. David V. Erdman.
English, State University of New York, Stony Brook,
N.Y., on Blake and the Art of Politics. Room 203,
Buchanan Building.
discussions, review of weather for previous week and
previews of weather for coming five days are held every
Thursday in Room 215. Geography Building.
Zoology, UBC, with Almost Around the World in About
40 Minutes. Room 2000, Biological Sciences Building.
REGENT COLLEGE. Dr. Charles E. Hummel, D.D.,
faculty specialist for Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship,
on The Role of Christian Faculty in the Secular
University. Regent College Seminar Room.
Room 100, Mathematics Building.
James Birch, National Physics Laboratory. Middlesex, on
Reflectivity Standards at Millimetre and Sub-
millimetre Wavelengths. Room 318, Hennings Building.
4:00 p.m. PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM. Martin Wedepohl. dean,
Applied Science, UBC, on Development of High
Technology Industry. Room 201, Hennings Building.
7:00 p.m. SUBFILMS presents the mystery Who is Killing the
Great Chefs of Europe? Auditorium, Student Union
Building. Admission with AMS card, $1. Repeated Friday
and Saturday at 7:00 and 930 p.m. and Sunday at 7:00
8:00 p.m. AMS SPEAKERS FORUM. Karen Dec row. past
president. National Organization of Women (NOW) and
activist lawyer, on The Legal Rights of Women.
Ballroom, Student Union Building. Tickets foi this
special lecture available at the AMS Business Off u e
12 noon MEDICAL SPECIALTY ROUNDS.   Dr    Donald  W.
Seldin, Chairman, Department of Infernal Mediune,
University of Texas, Dallas, on Pathogenesis and Treatment of Renal Tubular Acidosis. Lecture Hall B. VGH.
12:30 p.m. NATIVE INDIAN TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM. Alvin McKay, Board Liaison Officer. Nishga
School District, on The Establishment and Operation of
the Nisgha School Board at New Aiyansh, B.C. Room
100, Scarfe Building.
drij, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University
of Alberta, on Revolutionary Art: Soviet Ukraine in the
1920s. Room 2230, Buchanan Building.
Moore, principal, Fraser Valley College, on The Role of
ABE in the Institutional Context. Adult Education
Research Centre, 5760 Toronto Rd.
GENETICS SEMINAR. Drs. P. Baird. P.M. MacLeod,
F. Kill, S. Wood and I. Walpole on American Society of
Human Genetics — Report on the Annual Meeting.
4th floor conference room, Health Centre for Children,
Vancouver General Hospital.
Murphy, Zoology, UBC, on The Metabolic Activities of
the Brain, Heart and Lung During Simulated Diving
in the Weddell Seal. Room 15. 811 W. 10th Ave.
Marsland, Computer Science, University of Alberta. Edmonton, on Case Studies in Distributed Processing.
Room 301, Computer Sciences Building.
W. Seldin, Internal Medicine, University of Texas,
Dallas, on The Regulation of Bicarbonate Re absorption. Lecture Hall B, Vancouver Gem-ral Hospital
Myroslav Shkandrij on Ukrainian Art in the 1920s.
Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Hall, 15! V 10th Ave,
Simon Fraser University with all pioceeds going to the
United Way. Tickets, at $2 for students and $4 and $6 for
non-students, are available at the Alma Mater Society offices in the Student Union Building, at the Vancouver
Ticket Centre and all Eaton's Stores. Air Canada has
donated two return tickets to the Caribbean for a lucky
ticket holder. Game at Empire Stadium, Pacific National
Exhibition grounds.
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE presents Bartlett and
Ruebsaat in Concert. International House Admission:
members, 75 cents; non-members, $1.50.
presents two events with Paul Reps, author of Zen Flesh,
Zen Bones, from 10 a.m. until noon; continues Sundav.
Oct. 21. $6 for the two sessions or $4 for single session.
Granville and Oak Rooms, Sheraton Plaza 500, 500 W,
12th Ave. Information. 228 2181. local 261.
8:00 p.m. ICE HOCKEY. UBC Thunderbirds vs. Brandon University. Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre.
directed bv Jerry Domer, in the first concert of the
1979-80 season, performs Music of Wagner, Dvorak,
Francaix and Domer. Old Auditorium Admission fret",
donation at the door.
8:30 p.m.    OKTOBERFEST  at   Internationa!   House.   Admission:
members. 75 cents; non-members. $1.50.
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