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Richard Lam photo
Capping a day spent breakfasting with students and participating in a forum
with faculty and students to explore the future of undergraduate education
at UBC, President Martha Piper delivers her installation address to a Chan
Centre audience. The full text of her speech is reprinted on page 8.
Think about it'
Piper invites campus
to redefine its mission
There have been 10 other presidential installations at UBC but the campus has never seen anything quite like
the one that took place Sept. 25.
President Martha Piper set the tone
for her term of office when she dispensed with the formal trappings ofthe
ceremony to don a ballcap bearing her
speech's theme, "Think About It."
More than 1,000 "thinking" caps were
distributed to the audience as they left
the ceremony in the Chan Centre for
the Performing Arts.
The University Singers performed a
spirited Think About It gospel song to
end the ceremony.
The song came at the end of a
speech in which Piper told the audience that UBC is poised to become
Canada's pre-eminent
university, but must redefine its
academic mission to meet the challenges ofthe 21st century.
Piper challenged faculty, staff and
students to engage in a "full and open
discussion" to redefine the nature of
the university's research and learning
"Over the next several months, we
will collectively engage in developing
the academic vision for the University
of British Columbia for the 21st century. I invite each of you to participate
in this dialogue and to actively think
about our future," she said.
Piper said that in redefining the academic environment, the university community must take into account three
trends: increasing internationalization,
inter-disciplinarity, which allows for
the cross pollination of knowledge, and
the rapid expansion of information technology.
As well, universities must re-examine the purpose of the undergraduate
educational experience, she said. In
particular, ways must be found to integrate research activities — a strength
For speech, see Page 8
Welcome mat out
for Homecoming '97
The UBC campus will welcome friends
old and new at Homecoming '97, a six-
day event that runs Oct. 14-19.
Among the highlights are class reunions, varsity football, the annual Great
Trekker Award, a chance to meet UBC's
new president Martha Piper and tour new
facilities like the Koerner Library and the
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
One ofthe new features of Homecoming
'97 is Alumni Day. Held on Saturday, Oct.
18, it offers a personal greeting from Martha
Piper and special tours of campus.
"Alumni have always been very welcome at Homecoming, as are students
and their families and all UBC faculty
and staff, but this year we really wanted
to do something special for our past grads,"
said Leslie Konantz, associate executive
director of the Alumni Association. "And
that includes the 1,700 UBC grads who
are among our current faculty and staff."
Alumni Day kicks off at 9:30 a.m. in
the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts,
where guests will munch on UBC's famous cinnamon buns, hear a welcoming
address from Piper and be entertained
by the UBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jesse Reid. Tours will follow of
the new Chan Centre, which has won
national acclaim.
Visitors can get a look at the rest of
campus when free bus tours are offered
from noon to 4 p.m. Much has changed
since many grads have set foot on campus. Tour highlights will include the
Belkin Art Gallery, the C.K. Choi building, the Student Recreation Centre and
the Koerner Library.
A closer look at the new state-of-the-art
Koerner Library will be offered from 1-4
p.m. Advanced and beginner workshops
on the World Wide Web will be given.
Meanwhile, over at Green College,
guests at the 1 p.m. Alumni Lunch will
hear UBC Vice-President, Research,
Bernie Bressler give an overview of UBC's
research strengths.
He is followed by engineering professor Indira Samarasekera who will tell
lunch guests why steel is cheaper than
onions, more environmentally friendly
than aluminum and the building material ofthe future.
Also during Alumni Day, there are
poetry readings at the First Nations
Longhouse, the Apple Festival at the
Botanical Garden and the Vancouver
Institute Lecture featuring educator Larry
Homecoming begins with the annual
Favourite Professor Series. This year, historian Robert McDonald talks about Henry
Bell-Irving, the Vancouver patriarch who
built a financial empire in the 1880s.
McDonald speaks in the Hotel Georgia on
Tuesday, Oct. 14.
Other events include classical music
concerts, a murder mystery night at Cecil
Green Park House and an alumni varsity
swim meet. On Oct. 17, the Thunderbirds
take on the University of Alberta in a
varsity football showdown.
Homecoming even extends far, far beyond Blanca Street. Alumni branches
plan special events in Edmonton, pub
night in San Francisco and Los Angeles
and a sports day in Hong Kong.
For more information on Homecoming
events, call (604) 822-3313.
Campaign kicks off
with a wave
The United Way kicks off its annual
UBC campaign Oct. 7 when volunteers
will wave to people arriving on campus
as a reminder of UBC's tradition of strong participation in
the campaign.
Employee Campaign Chair
Peter Nault, Plant Operations,
says UBC hopes to contribute $310,000 this year to
United Way's goal of raising
$24.2 million in the Lower Mainland.
Last year, UBC raised over $304,000
in support of United Way's 105 agencies
and 31 affiliate agencies. UBC also produced more single donations of $1000
or more than any other organization.
Nault also hopes to increase the participation rate among potential donors
United W^y
to 20 per cent from 17 per cent.
"It shouldn't be too hard to get one in
five to join the campaign. By working
together, we can collectively
help improve the lives of over
500,000 people during the
coming year," says Nault.
Faculty and staff will soon
receive pledge forms. Donations can be made through
payroll deduction, by credit
card or cheque.
"Donors can designate their donations to a specific charity or to an area
of need," says Kelly Gray, United Way's
campus campaign co-ordinator.
Fund-raising events planned by faculty, staff and students include prize
See UNITED Page 2
Silver Stories
Where were they in 1972? These faculty were here on campus
People Power 3
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Continued from Page 1
at UBC — with undergraduate
"Such is the challenge: to
create a learning environment,
based upon our outstanding
research and scholarship, that
will prepare the next generation to think — to think about
themselves, to think about the
world in which they live and to
think about the key roles they
will play in the betterment of
the human condition," Piper
Chancellor William Sauder
led Piper in the oath of office.
Board of Governors Chair
Shirley Chan conducted the official robing, exchanging Piper's academic robes from McGill
University, where she earned
her doctorate, for the robes of
UBC's president.
Representatives of 30 Canadian universities delivered
their greetings to the new president. As well Piper congratulated 77 new students who had
won major entrance scholarships.
The ceremony capped a day
of events, many of which featured students in prominent
roles. It began with Piper meeting a randomly chosen group
of 25 students for breakfast.
Later in the morning, the new
president took part in a forum
titled Thinking the Future of
Learning," an exploration ofthe
possibilities for undergraduate education at UBC. At
the forum. Piper challenged
the university community to
come up with innovative
methods of learning.
An informal outdoor reception for the entire campus
community was held at the
Flagpole Plaza immediately
following the installation ceremony.
Education opens
doors to celebrate
UBC's Faculty of Education is
celebrating its 40th anniversary
with a series of special events
Oct. 17 and 18, held in conjunction with Homecoming '97
"As any individual does when
marking a 40th birthday, the
faculty will take time to reflect,
to celebrate and to consider the
future. We invite all our friends
and family, alumni and supporters to join us in making the
celebration memorable," said
Education Dean Nancy Sheehan.
Education at UBC has evolved
from the appointment of a single
professor, George MoirWeirin 1924,
to its present status as one of the
largest faculties on campus.
Today, about 144 faculty
members conduct research and
teach in five departments, four
centres and one school. Scholarship interests range from day care
and early childhood education to
gerontology education.
Research is carried out in
schools, professional organizations,
local communities and First Nations reserves. As well, faculty provide research and policy advice to
various levels of government.
The anniversary celebrations
get underway with an opening
ceremony at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct.
17 in the Scarfe building. UBC
President Martha Piper and the
Hon. Paul Ramsey, Minister of
Education, Skills and Training
are guest speakers.
On Saturday, Oct. 18, a daylong open house showcases the
faculty's activities with lectures, and
demonstrations. Faculty and class
reunions will also be held. All are
welcome to attend. The open house
will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
in the Scarfe building.
Also Saturday, a Dean's luncheon will be held at the First Nations Longhouse featuring guest
speakers Deans Emeritii John
Andrews and Daniel Birch and
special guest Martha Piper. Cost
is $30 per person.
That evening the Vancouver
Institute Lecture, held at 8:15 in
Woodward IRC lecture hall 2, will
be of great interest to educators.
Larry Cuban will speakon "What
are good schools and why are they
so hard to get?" Cuban, whose
experience includes teaching in
ghetto schools, has been named
teacher of the year six times at
Stanford, where he teaches in the
Faculty of Education.
For more information on the
Faculty of Education's anniversary events, call (604) 822-3790.
Continued from Page 1
give-aways,  a pancake breakfast,   salmon  barbecue   and
One lucky donor will receive
this year's grand prize—a trip for
two to any Canadian Airlines
North American destination.
One in three people in the
Lower Mainland will be helped
by donations to United Way this
year. United Way supports crisis and emergency services, care
for seniors and persons with
disabilities, and assistance to
families and individuals with a
variety of needs.
For information on the campaign, which runs until Nov. 24,
or to volunteer, call (604) 294-
Third Annual
Alumni Achievement &
Sports Hall of Fame Dinner
... in support of UBC student scholarships
Special Guest Speaker
Dr. Martha Piper
UBC President
6:30pm,Thursday, October 23
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Live Auction
of bookings for two on the spectacular
Journey of the Czars Cruise
$1,000 table of 8
$125 individual
GST included
Tax receipts will be issued
For more information contact:
UBC Alumni Association, (604) 822-3313
Department of Athletics and Recreation, (604) 822-8205
Don't miss the best Alumni and Athletics event ofthe year!
on UBC's role in
APEC '97
and its impact on the campus and community
for the campus
and neighbouring
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- 12:30-1:30pm, Angus 104
• 7-8pm, Angus 104
2053 Main Mall
12:30-1:30pm, Angus 104
• 7-8pm, Angus 104
2053 Main Mall
For further information on the meeting call Carolyn McLean, UBC APEC
Office, 822-2080; fax 822-1936; e-mail apec@unixg.ubc.ca
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Judy Newton, education assistant at UBC's Botanical Garden, checks
out the garden's apple crop in anticipation ofthe seventh annual Apple
Festival, Oct. 18-19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can sample 60
varieties of apples and ask questions of Newton and the Canadian
Gardener, UBC's David Tarrant. For information, call 822-3928.
Canada's Year
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Faculty, students take
part in People's Summit
A few days before APEC leaders meet in Vancouver this November to
discuss trade and economic issues, another group will gather across town
with a very different agenda.
They are the members ofthe People's Summit, a coalition of labour, women's,
environmental, human rights, and First Nations' groups who have organized an
alternative parallel conference to APEC from Nov. 17 to 22 at the Plaza of Nations.
Working with them will be a group of 20 UBC faculty members and graduate students who belong to the APEC Research and Information Network,
which is based in the Institute of Asian Research.
Network members are drawn from a diverse group of departments and faculties,
such as Community and Regional Planning, Sociology, Political Science, and
Commerce and Business Administration. They are co-sponsoring an issues forum
on Public Education and Research at the People's Summit on Nov. 19-20.
The forum research panels will focus on economic and social issues in
APEC. There will also be an open research exchange for delegates.
"What we've tried to do with the network is bring together various faculty
members who are interested in APEC issues and who support the role of nongovernmental organizations," said John Price, a honorary research associate at
the Institute of Asian Research who specializes in international labour history.
Network members will join hundreds of other delegates at the summit,
many of them from overseas, who disagree with the trade liberalization thrust
of the APEC agenda.
"Canadian NGOs and others are upset that the APEC Leaders' Meeting
centres on enshrining the rights of transnational corporations while other
rights, such as human rights and aboriginal rights, are not on the agenda at
all," Price said.
The network will also host a session on APEC Nov. 18 at the Asian Centre
Auditorium. It is co-sponsored by the Institute of Asian Research, the Sustainable Development Research Institute and the Canadian Assocation for
Studies in International Development.
Earlier in the year, the network held a series of seminars on APEC. Price,
meanwhile, worked on a brief to the federal government called Canada and
APEC: Perspectives from Civil Society.
For information on the education and research forum or the Nov. 18 UBC
event, contact 822-3937.
More information about APEC and UBC's involvement will be available at a
public meeting to be held Oct. 7 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. in Angus 104.
Information can also be found on the World Wide Web at www.ubc.ca under
"News, Event, and Attractions."
In future issues of UBC Reports, this column will look at the impact on campus
of the Leaders' Meeting on Nov. 25, including security, parking and traffic
management plans.
Buildings and facilities that will be affected the day of the meeting include
the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, the Museum of Anthropology, the
Anthropology and Sociology building, the Graduate Student Centre, Nitobe
Garden, International House and the Rose Garden Parkade.
Changes mark 25
years of teaching
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
Every now and then. History Prof.
George Egerton hears from people he
taught when he first came to UBC in the
1970s. Some of those students, now in
the employ ofthe Canadian Foreign Service, have gone from studying history and
foreign policy to being very much a part
of it.
"When I first came to UBC we would
teach up to the Cuban Missile Crisis," he
says, adding that at that time few historians could predict the demise of the
Soviet Union, and fewer still the speed
with which the collapse finally came.
"You can see continuity, you can make
predictions, but
the course
of events is
and Plant
Myers, are
two of 46
UBC faculty members who
join the
Club this year. Club members all have
25 or more years of service at UBC.
Egerton, who teaches courses in 20th
Century History, Canadian Foreign
Policy, and the Great Powers of the 20th
Century, mentions the Internet and the
arrival of technology-based information
networks as a significant change for
professors and students alike.
On sabbatical until July 1998, Egerton
is working on three projects, including
the creation of a web site, to be linked to
the United Nations library site in Geneva, containing graphic and documentary information and interpretive scholarly articles on the league of Nations. He
is also continuing to offer a course to 50
students through distance education
using e-mail.
Myers, who came to UBC in 1972 with
a cross appointment in Plant Science
and Zoology, is quick to point out the
increase in the number of female faculty
members that she's witnessed since she
"When I started I was the only woman
in the department," she says. "Now there
are five of us."
A recent front page of UBC Reports,
which featured UBC President Martha
Piper and Vice-President, Student and
Academic Services, Maria Klawe, both
accomplished academics in senior posi-
tions, brought home the fact that times
really have changed, she says.
In 1972, Myers, who still works out
ofthe same office in one of UBC's oldest
buildings, began investigating the "alien invaders" she says threaten Canada's agriculture, forestry and quality of
life. Knapweed, purple loosestrife, European craneflies, and winter moths
are just a few ofthe exotic pests Myers
and her graduate students attempt to
control through the introduction of
natural enemies. She now has 21 years'
worth of data on tent caterpillar population alone, and has just witnessed
the third peak in the 10-year caterpillar population cycles.
"Probably the most important thing
though, is that I'm really happy here,"
she says.
This year's new members will be
inducted on Oct. 9 in the Graduate
O va I I e ,
Animal Science; Tissa
Anthropology and
Elliott Burnell, Chemistry; Francis Navin,
Civil Engineering; Shirley Sullivan, Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies;
Michael Seelig, Community and Regional
Planning; Donald Mosedale, Kenneth Slade,
Shirley Wong, Continuing Studies; Jonathan
Kesselman, Donald Paterson, Economics;
Billie Housego, Educational Psychology and
Special Education; Murray Elliott, Educational Studies; Edward Jull, Electrical Engineering; Jerry Wasserman, English; John
Vanderstoep, Food Science; David Ley,
Geography; Ana Gomes, Hispanic and Italian Studies; David Breen, George Egerton,
W. Alan Tully, History; Anthony Dorcey,
Kenneth Hall, Institute for Resources and
Environment; Joost Blom, Law; N. L. Schultz
Baldwin, Library; David Ingram, Linguistics; John Walsh, Mathematics; Frederick
Dill, Stephen Wood, Medical Genetics;
Raymond Thompson, Nursing; James
Axelson, Donald Lyster, Pharmaceutical
Sciences; Birger Bergerson, William
McCutcheon, Physics and Astronomy;
Judith Myers, Plant Science; Hans Fibiger,
Psychiatry; Tannis MacBeth, Peter
Suedfeld, Psychology; lan Cleator, Surgery; Peter Loeffler, Jerry Newman, Theatre, Film and Creative Writing.
T-Birds seek victory in
Shrum grudge match
Hot off its crushing 32-0 victory over
the Manitoba Bisons, the UBC
Thunderbird football team is set to take
on cross-town rivals, the Simon Fraser
University Clansmen, in the 20th annual Shrum Bowl at Swangard Stadium
Oct. 4.
UBC is looking to break the tie in
Shrum Bowl scores. Since the first game
in 1967, UBC and SFU have each won
nine games and tied once. The T-Birds,
tied for first place in Canada West
standings, are also keen to regain the
Shrum Bowl champion's title from SFU,
who won last year's game.
The Thunderbirds are on a record
breaking roll with running back Mark
Nohra recently setting a new UBC record
for total offensive yards, and defensive
back Curtis Galick breaking the UBC
record and tying the CIAU record for
interceptions in a single game with
four interceptions in the game against
Shrum Bowl kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
Advance tickets can be purchased at
the War Memorial Gym until noon
Oct. 3. 4 UBC Reports • October 2, 1997
October 5 through October 18
Sunday, Oct. 5
Exhibition Opening
Sunrise In The West. Paul Pahal
and Ameen Gill. MOA lower lobby
from 2:30-4pm. Continues to Nov.
11. Refreshments. Call 822-5087.
Green College Performing
Arts Group
A Reading From His Work. George
Payerle, writer. Green College at
8pm. Call 822-1878.	
Monday, Oct. 6
3M Lecture in Materials
Inorganic Life. Prof. Geoff Ozin,
Chemistry, U of Toronto. Chemistry D-225, (centre block) at
11:30am. Call 822-3266.
Public Lecture
Language Contact And The Chinese Language. Prof. Benjamin
Tsou. Asian Centre 604 from 2-
3pm. Call 822-5198, 822-3881,
IAM Colloquium
Schrodinger Resonances And
Their Asymptotic Distribution.
Prof. Richard Froese, Mathematics. CSCI 301 at 3:30pm. Call
Mechanical Engineering
CICSR: The Vision, The Accomplishments, The Challenges. Prof.
Rabab Ward. CEME 1202 from
3:30-4:30 pm. Refreshments. Call
Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology Discussion Group
Glycosyltransferases From Neisseria Meningitidis: Expression
And Characterization Of Three
Enzymes Involved In
Lipoligosaccharide Outer Core
Biosynthesis. Dr. Warren
Wakarchuk, National Research
Council, Ottawa. IRC #4 at
3:45pm. Refreshments at
3:30pm. Call 822-3402.
Complexity Seminar Series
Tsallis' Non-Extensive Entropy,
Examples Of Applications To Systems With Long Range Interactions. Birger Bergersen, Physics
and Astronomy. Hebb 12 at
3:30pm. E-mail
baumann@unixg.ubc. ca.
Green College Resident
Speaker Series
Have A Heart: Punitive Spectacle
And The Female Body In Tis Pity
She's A Whore." Kate Willems,
English. Green College at 5:30pm.
Call 822-1878.
IN/Flux: Asia Pacific Artists
Group Exhibition. Asian Centre
Aud. from 12-5pm. Continues to
Oct 9. Call 643-9279.
Tuesday, Oct. 7
Faculty Women's Club
Flrstlmpressions. President Martha
Piper. Cecil Green Park House at
10am. New members welcome. Refreshments. Call 224-4419.
APEC '97
Public Information Meeting For
Campus And Neighbouring Community. Angus 104 from 12:30-
1:30pm, 7-8pm. Call 822-2080.
Effect Of Iron Limitation On Nitrate
Assimilatory Enzymes, Nitrate And
Nitrate Reductases In Marine
Phytoplankton. Allen Milligan,
Botany. BioSciences 2000 from
12:30-l:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Lectures in Modern
Self-Assembly In Space. Prof. Geoff
Ozin, Chemistry, U of Toronto.
Chemistry B-250, (south wing) at
lpm. Refreshments from 12:40pm.
Call 822-3266.
Continuing Studies Lecture
Death Sentences. Deborah
Lendon, MA. Hotel Georgia from 2-
3:30 pm. Continues to Nov. 25
(except Nov. 11). $75; seniors $65;
TAS members $60. Call 822-1450.
Statistics Seminar
Comparing The Shapes Of Regression Functions. Dr. Nancy
Heckman, Statistics. CSCI 301
from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments,
bring mug. Call 822-0570.
Green College Speakers'
The Gulf War In Somalia Featuring Material From His Play, A Line
In The Sand. Guillermo
Verdecchia, Actor and Playwright.
Green College at 5:30pm. Reception from 4:45-5:30pm, Graham
House. Call 822-1878.
Reading Into Cultures. Phinder
Dulai; Surjeet Kalsey; Sadhu Binning, MOA, lower lobby from 7-
8:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
Continuing Studies Lecture
Film And Counterculture. Anthony
Kinik. Chan Centre, BC Tel Theatre from 7-10pm. Continues to
Nov. 18 (except Nov. 11). $75; seniors $65; TAS members $60. Call
Wednesday, Oct. 8
Orthopaedics Ground
Hypotensive Epidural Anaesthesia In Total Hip Replacement. Dr.
Nigel Sharrock, Cornell U. Vancouver Hosp/HSC, Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.
Wednesday Noon Hours. Vancouver Guitar Quartet. Music Recital
Hall at 12:30pm. $3 at door. Call
Computer Science Workshop
Collaborative Industry/University
Research On Developing Software-
Intensive, Critical Systems Using
Formal Methods. Speakers from
UBC, U of Victoria, Hughes Aircraft, MacDonald Dettwiler. Cecil
Green Park House from l-4:30pm.
Call 822-0698.
OBST 506 (Graduate Student
Ovarian Surface Epithelium Biology And Neoplastic Progression.
Dr. Nelly Auersperg, Honorary
Prof., Obstetrics /Gynaecology. BC
Women's Hosp 2-N35 at 2pm. Call
Ecology, Evolution and
Centre for Biodiversity
Research Seminars
Update On The Ecology of Large
Mammals In The Serengeti Plains,
Africa. Tony Sinclair, Zoology.
Family and Nutritional Sciences
60 at 4:30pm. Refreshments, Hut
B-8 at 4:10pm. Call 822-3957.
Canadian Studies
Recognizing Landmarks: The Collaborative Process Of Editing A
Canadian Essay Anthology. Robert
Birks, UBC and SFU; Tomi Eng,
SFU; Julie Walchi, UBC. Green
College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Thursday, Oct. 9
Board of Governors Meeting
Open Session Begins At 8:00am.
Fifteen tickets are available on a
first-come, first-served basis on
application to the Board Secretary
at least 24 hrs before each meeting. OAB Board and Senate room,
6328 Memorial Road. Call 822-
Continuing Studies Lecture
Three Spanish Artists: El Greco,
Goya. Velazquez. Derek Carr. Hotel Georgia from 10-11:30am. Continues to Oct 30. $50; seniors $40;
TAS members $35. Call 822-1450.
UBC Symphony Orchestra.
Martina Smazal, viola; Jesse Read,
conductor. Chan Centre at
12:30pm. Call 822-5574.
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Fisheries Oceanography And Climate Change: Effects On The Early
Life History Stages Of Marine Fish.
John Francis Dower, Biology,
Queen's U. Geological Sciences
330-Aat 12:30pm. Call822-3278.
Protein Requirements And Muscular Hypertrophy In Trained Athletes. Stuart M. Phillips. War Memorial Gym 100 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
Continuing Studies Lecture
Writing Real Life Stories. Lillian
Nemetz. Carey Hall Board Room
from 1 -3pm. Continues to Nov 27.
$150. Call 822-1450.
Continuing Studies Lecture
Furniture: A La Mode. Judith
Thomson. Hotel Georgia from 2-
3:30pm. Continues to Oct. 30. $50;
seniors; $40: TAS members $35.
Call 822-1450.
Women Of Colour Mentoring Network. Int'l House upper lounge
from 4:30-7pm. Call 822-0617.
First Nations Discussion
Tribal Justice: Remembering The
Past, Envisioning The Future.
Bruce Miller, Anthropology and
Sociology. Green College at 5pm.
Call 822-1878.
Continuing Studies Lecture
Travel Writing. Isabel Nanton.
Woodward G41/42 from 7:30-
9:30pm. Continues to Nov. 6. $110.
Call 822-1450.
Poetic Persuasions
Reading From Recent Works. Fred
Wah, writer. Green College at
7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Friday, Oct. 10
Health Care and
Physician Supply Measures In
British Columbia. Dr. Robin
Hanvelt. Mather 253 from 9- 10am.
Call 822-2772.
Grand Rounds
Risk Factors For Childhood
Leukemia. Dr. Mary McBride, BC
Cancer Agency. GF Strong Aud. at
9am. Call 875-2307.
Centre for Japanese
Research Seminar
Asia-Pacific: A Japanese Perspective. Prof. Makoto Iokibe, Law, Kobe
U. CK Choi 120 from 12-2:30pm.
Light lunch. Call 822-2629.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar
Musculoskeletal Injuries Among
Health Care Workers. Mleke
Koehoorn, PhD candidate. Health
Care and Epidemiology. Vancouver Hosp/HSC, UBC, Koerner G-
279from 12:30-l:30pm. Call822-
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Signal Transduction In Inflammation And Cancer. Dr. John
Schrader, Biomedical Research
Centre. Cunningham 160 from
12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-7795.
Oceanography Seminar
Does Small-Scale Physics Control
The Feeding And Growth Of Larval
Fish? John Francis Dower, Biology, Queen's U. BioSciences 1465
at 3:30pm. Call 822-3278.
Weekly Seminar
Numerical Simulation In Polymer
Processing. Prof. Evan Mitsoulis,
Chemical Engineering, U of Ottawa. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm.
Call 822-3238.
Mathematics Colloquium
Matching Theory: Two Half Edges
Are Better Than A Whole Edge.
Prof. Richard P. Anstee. Mathematics 100 at 3:30pm. Refreshments
at 3:15pm Math Annex 1115. Call
Physical Chemistry Seminar
Unusual Kinetic Isotope Effects.
Prof. David Walker, Chemistry.
Chemistry D-225 (centre block) at
4pm. Call 822-3266.
UBC Symphony Orchestra.
Martina Smazal, viola; Jesse Read,
conductor. Chan Centre at 8pm.
Call 822-5574.	
Saturday, Oct. 11
Centre for India and South
Asia Research Conference
The South Asia Colloquium OfThe
Pacific Northwest (SACPAN). CK
Choi 120 from 9am-4:30pm. Call
Ji-Ku Spare-Time. Art Faculty
International Exchange Exhibition, Aichi Gakusen U and
Capilano College. Asian Centre
Aud. from llam-5pm. Call 986-
1911 ext. 2426.
Sunday, Oct. 12
The Beauty Myth, Fire With Fire,
Promiscuities. Naomi Wolf. Chan
Centre at 6pm. Adults $25; seniors and students $22.50 at
Ticketmaster. Call 222-2685.
Green College of Performing
Arts Group
The Sure Thing: A Drama. Green
College Players, Music by Aurian
Haller. Green College at 8pm. Call
Next calendar deadline:
noon, Oct. 6
Monday, Oct. 13
Centre for Chinese
Research Seminar
Chinese Culture And Society According To Its Unique Writing
System. Prof. Benjamin Tsou,
City U, Hong Kong. CK Choi 120
from 12:30pm-2pm. Call 822-
Tuesday, Oct. 14
Continuing Studies Lecture
The Astronomy Of Ancient North
America. BiH Burnyeat. Hotel
Georgia from 10-11:30am. Continues to Nov 25 (except Nov 11).
$70; seniors $60; TAS members
$55. Call 822-1450.
Continuing Studies Lecture
Public Role And Private Power: A
Family Patriarch In Early Vancouver, Henry Ogle Bell-Irving.
Robert MacDonald. Hotel Georgia from 12-1:30pm. $10 drop-
in. Call 822-3313.
Research Ethics - Do They Apply
To Botany? Iain Taylor, Botany.
BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-2133
John F. McCreary Lecture
Adolescent Suicide - What Should
You Do? Carol Stuart, School of
Child and Youth Care, U of Victoria. IRC #4 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-3737.
Lectures in Modern
Structure And Interactions Between Carbohydrate Antigens
And Antibody Binding Sites. Prof.
David Bundle, Chemistry, U of
Alberta. Chemistry B-250 (south
wing) at lpm. Refreshments from
12:40pm. Call 822-3266.
Special Mathematical
Biology Seminar
The 'Visions Of Shamans And
Saints - What Paleolithic Cave
Paintings Tell Us About The
Visual Cortex. Prof. G. Bard
Ermentrout, Mathematics, U of
Pittsburgh. Math Annex 1102 at
3:30pm. Call Prof. Leah Keshet
at 822-5889.
Statistics Seminar
Simulation Study To Approximate Confidence Intervals For
Regression Parameters In Cox
Model. Dr. Alberto Tapia-Aguilar,
U Autonoma Chaplngo, Mexico.
CSCI 301 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments, bring mug. Call 822-
Ecology, Evolution and
Centre for Biodiversity
Research Seminars
Trade-offs And The Ecological
And Evolutionary Structuring Of
Damselfly Assemblages In Lakes.
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Mark McPeek, Dartmouth College. Family and Nutritional Sciences 60 at 4:30pm. Refreshments Hut B-8 at 4:10pm. Call
Green College Speakers'
Irish Convict Transportation And
British State Formation In Late
Hanoverian Britain. Simon
Devereux, Green College. Green
College at 5:30pm. Reception
from 4:45-5:30pm. Graham
House. Call 822-1878.
Becoming Canadians: Pioneer
Sikhs In Their Own Words.
Sarjeet Jagpal, author/historian.
MOA from 7pm-8:30pm. Call
Fine Arts Lecture
History, Enlightenment And
Museums. Regis Michel, Louvre.
Graham House, Green College
from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-5650.
UBC Humanists' Society
Don't Let God Get In The Way of
Morality. Dale Beyerstein, Philosophy, Langara College.
Buchanan D-205 at 12:30pm.
Donuts. Call 739-9822	
Wednesday, Oct. 15
Orthopaedics Grand
Dr. Leo Zeller; Dr. Michael
Goytan. Vancouver Hosp/HSC,
Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am.
Call 875-4192.
Continuing Studies Lecture
Waisted Efforts: A History OfThe
Objectifications Of Women
Through Fashion. Ivan Sayers.
Hotel Georgia from 10-11:30am.
Continues to Nov. 19. $70; seniors $60; TAS members $55. Call
Nancy DiNovo, violin; Monica
Pfau, piano. Music Recital Hall
at 12:30pm. $3 at door. Call
Amazons In Vinland. Prof.
Kirsten Wolf, Icelandic Studies,
U of Manitoba. Buchanan Penthouse at 12:30pm. Call 822-
OBST 506 (Graduate
Student Seminar)
Insultnogropic Polypeptide (GIP):
Structural Determinants Of
Receptor Binding, Signal Transduction And Catabolism. Dr.
Chris Mcintosh, Physiology. BC
Women's Hosp 2-N35 at 2pm.
Call 875-3108.
Continuing Studies Lecture
The Age Of Homer's Heroes.
Caroline Williams. Hotel
Georgia from 2-3:30pm. Continues to Nov 5. $50; seniors
$40; TAS members $35. Call
Alumni Reception
Rehabilitation Sciences. Cecil
Green Park House from 5:30-
8:30pm. Call 734-1661.
Centre for Korean Research
Korean Cultural Program. Lecture, CK Choi 120 at 3:30pm.
Performance, First Nations
Longhouse Great Hall at 7:00pm.
Call 822-2629.
Ecology, Evolution and
Centre for Biodiversity
Research Seminars
Managing Forest Ecosystems To
Maintain Biodiversity. Malcolm
Hunter, U of Maine. Family and
Nutritional   Sciences   60   at
4:30pm. Refreshments Hut B-8 at
4:10pm. Call 822-3957.
Breaking Silence
A Fragile Jazz: Reading. Michael
O'Siadhail, Irish poet. Buchanan
A-100 from 4:30-5:30pm. Call
Loren Wilkinson 224-3245.
Governing Modern Societies
Thinking Global Governance And
Enacting Local Cultures. David
Elkins. Green College at 5pm. Reception from 4:15-5pm, Graham
House. Call 822-1878
The Eighteenth Century
Commercial Modernity And The
Eighteenth Century Theatre OfThe
World. Ed Hundert, History.
Buchanan Penthouse from 5-7pm.
Refreshments - wine. Call 822-
Health Sciences Student
Research Forum
How The Brain Learns: Insights
From Studying Neurotransmission
At Single Synapses. Paul Mackenzie, Psychiatry. Violence Against
Women: Rethinking The Role Of
Health Care Providers. Colleen
Varcoe, Nursing. IRC # 4 from 5-
6pm. Call 822-3737.
Career Avenues in Pharmacy
Pharmacists With Unique And Traditional Job Descriptions. Totem
Park Residences Ballroom from 7-
10pm. Free tickets available from
UBC Pharmacy Alumni, Pharmacy
Undergraduate Society or call 739-
History and Memory:
Repositioning the Past
Memory, Voice And Smallpox In
BC. Cole Harris, Geography. Green
College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Senate Meeting
Regular Meeting Of The Senate.
UBC's Academic Parliament.
Curtis 102 at 8pm. Call 822-2127.
Thursday, Oct. 16
Continuing Education
Creative Entrepreneurship For
Professionals. Paul Tinari, Engineering and Architecture. Point
Grey Golf and Country Club from
9am-5pm. $460 (incl course material, two lunches and attendance certificate). Call 822-3347.
Health Care and
Epidemiology Rounds
Why Explosive HIV Outbreaks
Happen: A New Paradigm Of AIDS
Epidemic. Dr. Martin Schechter;
Dr. Janet Raboud. Mather 253
from 9-10am. Pd Parking avail in
Lot B. Call 822-2772
Health Care Team Clinical Competition. IRC #2 from 12:30-2pm.
Call 822-3737.
Clinical Pharmacy Seminar
Low Molecular Weight Heparin In
Unstable Angina. Agnes Lo, Pharmaceutical Sciences. Prostacyclin
in Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Impact on Survival. Rob
Balen. Cunningham 160 from
12:30-l:30pm. Call 822-4645.
Address to Joint Faculties
President Martha Piper. Chan Centre at lpm. All welcome. Call 822-
Physical Chemistry Seminar
Hydrophobic Solvation. Prof. Gren
Patey, Chemistry. Chemistry D-
225 (centre block) at 4pm. Call
Breaking Silence
Wise In Words - Lecture. Michael
O'Siadhail, Irish Poet. Buchanan
A-100  from 4:30-5:30pm.  Call
Loren Wilkinson 224-3245.
Continuing Studies Lecture
Malta and Sicily: Two Islands
Through The Ages. Hector
Williams; Caroline Williams.
Lasserre 105 from 7:30-9pm. Continues to October 30. $35; seniors
$30; TAS members $25. Call 822-
Continuing Studies Lecture
Comparative Realities: A Tour Of
World Views. Leonard George. Carr
Hall Conference from 7:30-
9:30pm. Continues to Nov 27.
$135; seniors $125; TAS members
$120. Call 822-1450.
Critical Issues in Global
Panel Discussion: Women And
Development - Feminists InTheory
and Practice. Green College at 8pm.
Call 822-1878.
Friday, Oct. 17
Grand Rounds
Pediatric Gastrointestinal Surgery: The Guts And The Glory. Dr.
Geoffrey Blair, BC Children's
Hosp. GF Strong Aud. at 9am.
Call 875-2307.
The Great Trek Remembered
Luncheon.    Cecil Green Park
House from 1 l:30am-2:30pm.
Call 822-8917.
UBC Contemporary Players.
Stephen Chatman, Eric Wilson,
directors. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. Call 822-3113.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar
Occupational Health Standard
Setting In The Netherlands And
The European Union. Dick
Heederik, Wageningen Agricultural
U, Holland. Vancouver Hosp/HSC,
UBC Koerner G-279 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-9861.
Mathematics Colloquium
Applications Of Lie Groups To
Computer Vision. Prof. Peter J.
Olver, Mathematics, U of Minnesota. Mathematics 100 at 3:30pm.
Refreshments at 3:15pm, Math
Annex 1115. Call 822-2666.
Weekly Seminar
Performance Assessment Of Industrial Controller And Process
Output. Yan Ye, MASc candidate.
Chemical Engineering. ChemEng
206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
Faculty of Education's 40th
Anniversary Celebration
Dedication Ceremony - President
Martha Piper. Wine and cheese
reception. Scarfe main foyer at
4pm. Call 822-3790.
HomeEc '67. Green College Coach
House from 6:30-10:30pm. Call
Murder Mystery
Murder At Green Gulch. Cecil
Green Park House at 7:30pm.
Call 822-3313.
Saturday, Oct. 18
Alumni Day At UBC
Kick Off. Chan Centre from 9:30-
11:30am. Tour campus from
noon-4pm. Alumni lunch, l-2pm.
Call 822-3313.
Faculty of Education's 40th
Anniversary Celebration
Activities And Displays. Refreshments. Scarfe from 10am-5pm.
Call 822-3790.
Apple Festival
7th Annual Apple Festival. UBC
Botanical Garden from 11am-
4pm. Continues to Oct. 19. All
proceeds to the UBC Botanical
Garden. Call 822-9666.
Vancouver Institute Lecture
What Are Good Schools And Why
Are They So Hard To Get? Prof.
Larry Cuban, Stanford U. IRC #2
at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
Morris and Helen Belkin Art
Theodore Gericault. The Alien
Body: Tradition In Chaos. Continues to Oct. 19. Adults $5, seniors/
students $3.50. Faculty/students/staff, free. Morris and Helen
Belkin Art Gallery, Tues-Fri from
10am-5pm, Sat-Sun from noon-
5pm. Call 822-2759.
Museum of Anthropology
Current Exhibits. Written In The
Earth. An exhibit exploring the
roots of Coast Salish Art. Continues to Dec. 31. From Under The
Delta: Wet-Site Archaeology In The
Lower Fraser Region Of BC. Continues to April 1/98. 6393 N.W.
Marine Drive. Hours of operation
are Wed.-Sun llam-5pm. Tuesday 1 lam-9pm. Free 5-9pm. Call
Faculty Development
Would you like to talk with an
experienced faculty member, one
on one, about your teaching concerns? Call the Centre for Faculty
Development and Instructional
Services at 822-0828 and ask for
the Teaching Support Group.
Garden Hours and Tours
March 8 - October 13 from 10am-
6pm. Botanical Garden tours will
be given by garden volunteers
Wednesdays and Saturdays, lpm.
Call 822-9666 (gardens) or 822-
4529 (shop).
Parents with Babies
Have you ever wondered how babies learn to talk? Help us find out!
We are looking for parents with
babies between four to 15 months
of age to participate in language
development studies. If you are
interested in bringing your baby
for a one hour visit, please call Dr.
Janet Werker's Infant Studies Centre, Psychology, 822-6408 (ask for
UBC Medical School
Needs male and female volunteer
patients of any age, either healthy
or ill to help students learn how to
interview and complete a physical
examination (external only). The
total time for each teaching ses
sion is between two-four hours,
Tues-Thurs. pm. Travel expenses
will be paid. Call Vancouver Hospital/HSC 875-5943.
Do Tou Have Patellar
Tendinitis (Jumper's Knee)?
Subjects are required for a study
that will be using a nuclear medicine technique to examine the
presence of inflammatory cells at
the patellar tendon and for a study
examining the effectiveness of a
standard Physical Therapy treatment protocol. Subjects aged 20-
35 years with unilateral patellar
tendinitis symptoms are encouraged to contact Dr. Maclntyre at
Studies in Hearing and
Senior (65 years or older) volunteers needed. If your first language
is English and your hearing is relatively good, we need your participation in studies examining hearing
and communication abilities. All
studies take place at UBC. Hearing
screened. Honorarium paid. Please
call The Hearing Lab, 822-9474.
The Clinical Research Support
Group which operates under the
auspices of the Dept. of Health
Care and Epidemiology provides
methodological, biostatistical,
computational and analytical
support for health researchers.
For an appointment please call
Laurel Slaney at 822-4530.
Parents with Toddlers
Did you know your child is a
word-learning expert? Help us
learn how children come to be so
skilled at learning new words!
We are looking for children (two-
four years old) and their parent(s)
to participate in language studies. Ifyou are interested in bringing your child for a forty five
minute visit please call Dr.
Geoffrey Hall's Language Development Centre, Psychology at
UBC, 822-9294 (ask for Kelley).
Boomerang Family
The Counselling Psychology Dept.
is looking for adults who have
returned home to live. They and
their parents are invited to participate in a study focusing on
the experience, inter-personal relations and responses to this
change in the family. Involves
confidential interviews. Please
call Michele at 269-9986.
About It.
The University of British Columbia
...coming Oct. 9 6 UBC Reports ■ October 2, 1997
News Digest
UBC students are invited to apply for the 1998 Canadian
Cambridge Scholarship.
The Cambridge Canadian Trust, a group of Cambridge alumni,
will award fully funded scholarships for two undergraduate and two
graduate students to pursue degrees at the 800-year-old English
The competition is open to high school and university students
across Canada.
The winners must combine academic merit, extra-curricular
activities and the potential to contribute to Canadian life after they
complete their studies in England, Reference letters and a 500-word
essay on why the applicant wants to attend Cambridge University
must accompany the application which is due Oct. 9, 1997.
More information and an application form is available on the
World Wide Web at www.techmedia.ca/ccs or by calling the Cambridge Canadian Trust at (416) 964-2569.
A special CBC Television program on Sunday, Oct. 5 will capture
the excitement of a Vancouver gala honouring the 10th anniversary
of Rick Hansen's Man in Motion World Wheelchair Tour.
Rita MacNeil, David Foster, Ashley Maclsaac, Roch Vosine, Jeff
Hyslop and Amy Sky are part of the special tribute which also
includes video appearances by Celine Dion, Wayne Gretzky, David
Suzuki and Christopher Reeve.
Hansen, executive director ofthe Rick Hansen Institute at UBC,
says the 10th anniversary tour was a chance to get a message of
thanks, hope and new challenges out to hundreds of thousands of
The Rick Hansen Institute helps meet those challenges by
providing leadership and support to the disabled through collaborative efforts in education, research, rehabilitation, health promotion and leadership training.
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The classified advertising rate is $16.50 for 35 words or less. Each additional word
is 50 cents. Rate includes GST. Ads must be submitted in writing 10 days before
publication date to the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1, accompanied by payment in cash, cheque (made out to UBC
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perfect spot to reserve
accommodation for guest
lecturers or other university
members who visit throughout
the year. Close to UBC and other
Vancouver attractions, a tasteful
representation of our city and of
UBC. 4103 W. 10th Ave.,
Vancouver. BC. V6R 2H2. Call or
fax (604)222-4104.	
accom, in Pt. Grey area. Minutes
to UBC. On main bus routes. Close
to shops and restaurants. Inc. TV,
tea and coffee making, private
phone/fridge. Weekly rates
available. Call 222-3461. Fax:222-
Five suites available for
academic visitors to UBC only.
Guests dine with residents and
enjoy college life. Daily rate $52,
plus $14/day for meals Sun.-Thurs.
Call 822-8660 for more
information and availability.
BROWN'S      BY      UBC      B&B.
Comfortable and relaxing
accommodation close to UBC in
quiet area. Private bath
available. Reasonable daily
rates. Special weekly/monthly
rates available for visiting UBC
scholars. Call 222-8073.
BAMBURYLANE. Bed and breakfast.
View home. Two BRs. Daily, weekly
and winter rates. Ten minutes to
UBC, 15 minutes downtown. Twin
beds. Shared bathroom. Call orfax
(604) 224-4914.	
one BR guest suites with
equipped kitchen, balcony, TV
and telephone. Centrally
located on Student Union
Boulevard, near SUB, Aquatic
Centre and transit. Ideal for UBC
lecturers or campus visitors. 1997
rates- $81 - $110/night. Call (604)
UBC, beach and bus lines. Quiet
exclusive neighbourhood.
Comfortable rooms w priv bath.
Reasonable rates. N/Sonly. Call.
B. Warm hospitality awaits you
at this centrally-located view
home. Lg rms w priv bath, tv,
phone, tea/coffee, fridge, full
brkft. Close to UBC, downtown &
bus routes. 3466 W. 15th Ave.
Call 737-2526.	
Jan 1-Jun 15 (flexible). Dunbar
area, ideal loc, two bath, two
bsmtrm. Notfancybutcozy. $1550
plusutil. Non-smkr,no pets224-1942
or kzaenker@unixg.ubc.ca.
bathrm. Lg priv sunny garden.
Hrdwd firs, fireplace, all appl,
garage. Furnished option. Near
parks, community centre, library,
tennis, shopping and university.
Avail Jan 1998 for 2 yrs. N/S $2000/
mo Call 221-7181.	
Dunbar area, 8 min from UBC.
$600/mo include util. Avail
immed. Call 266-9324.
Housing Wanted
WEST END two modern furnished
and fully equipped, luxury stes
overlooking courtyd w U/G prkg
only steps to bus, Seawall shops.
UBC 15 mins. one BR $1350/mo.
Also two BR/bath + den $2275/
mo plus util. Oct 15 Call Bryan
NORTH VAN Unfurnished,
exquisite European style
renovated three BRt/house,two
storey + bsmt. Deck, fireplace,
tile, hrdwd firs on main fir. Exc
2nd Narrows access. $1850/mo.
Oct 15 Call Bryan 669-4888.
West Pt.. Grey area for lease from
approx. Nov 1/97. Three BR two
1/2 bath. Mature adults/
professionals w refererences.
$2500/mo. Call 222-0799.   	
from Kits Beach (Balsam & York),
one BR + loft. Insuite laundry,
woodbuming fireplace, two
balconies, secured U/G prkg,
cable. One yr lease, no pets
$1100/mo. Call 228-0887.
FURNISHED LG 1250 SQ FT one br
one fir garden level of prestigious
house. Fabulous surroundings &
decor. Quiet. Two separate
entrances, close to UBC, shops,
beaches & buses. Call 737-2677.
FURNISHED Executive two br two
bath coach house on the water
in Kits. Close to everything.
Spectacular water view,
furnishings. Short or long term
lease. Call 733-6347.
Marl-Jun 30,1998. Pediatrician,
N/S, homeowner from Indiana
will be on sabbatical in
Vancouver. Contact RobertTepper
at rtepper@champion.iupui.edu
or (317) 251-3208.
UBC STAFF MEMBER requires two
BR unfurnished apt. Vicinity of
Broadway and McDonald Nov 1.
Call Janet 822-7997 M-Th 9-4pm.
required for female professional
visiting from Montreal. Jan-Mar
1998 (neg.) Reasonable rent or
house sitting arrangement.
References avail. Call Dunstan
House Sitters
female looking for a house sitting
arrangement. Nov. 1 - Dec. 15.
Long term suite required April 15/
98. Call 261-4591.
looking to optimize their RRSP,
Faculty pension and retirement
options call Don Proteau, RFP or
Doug Hodgins, RFP of the HLP
Financial Group for a
complimentary consultation.
Investments available on a no-
load basis. Call for our free
newsletter. Servingfaculty members
since 1982. Call 687-7526. E-mail:
Ages: 2.5 to 5 yrs. University
Kindercare Daycare. Pleasant,
spacious surroundings, small
group. Snacks and tender loving
care provided by ECE-qualified
staff. One block from UBC gates.
4595West8th Ave. Call 228-5885.
University Women's Club of Vancouver
...is welcoming new members. Please join us
at Hycroft on Tuesday, Oct. 7,1997,7:00 p.m.
at a reception to learn more about our organization. RSVP 731-4661 or fax 731-3710.
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Week focuses on
child and family
Adolescent suicide will be the
topic of the John F. McCreary
Lecture, one of several public
events to be held during this
year's Health Sciences Week,
Oct. 14-16.
Connecting with this year's
theme of The Child and the Family, Prof. Carol Stuart ofthe University ofVictoria's School of Child
and Youth Care will discuss her
current research into the causes
of adolescent suicide on Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Woodward IRC
lecture hall 4 at 12:30 p.m.
"It's misleading to think of
suicide as a distinct disorder. It's
a symptom of a
whole lot of other
issues that need
attention, such
as hopelessness
and isolation,"
says Stuart.
Aided by
Kitimat's Suicide
Intervention and
Prevention Committee, she is
currently surveying adolescents in Kitimat
about risk factors such as alcohol abuse, family discord and
difficulties in school.
On Wednesday, Oct. 15, PhD
candidate Colleen Varcoe of the
School of Nursing will look at how
emergency room nurses respond
to female victims of abuse. In her
lecture, Violence against Women:
Rethinking the Role of Health
Care Providers, Varcoe suggests
violence against women is neglected within health care, with
intervention focusing on physical
injury at the expense of social or
emotional consequences.
Psychiatry PhD candidate
Paul Mackenzie will focus on the
molecular basis of learning and
memory in his lecture, How the
Brain Learns.
The lectures start at 5 p.m. in
Woodward IRC lecture hall 4.
The Health Sciences Student
Research Forum that evening
from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Woodward IRC lobby will feature
poster and oral presentations
covering topics
such as women's
experience with
heart attacks,
African traditional healing
methods, and
causes of blindness in B.C.
Another highlight of the week
will see teams of
health sciences
students manage
a mock medical
case before an audience of their
peers Thursday,
Oct. 16 at 12:30
p.m. Teams in the Health Care
Team Clinical Competition, which
takes place in Woodward IRC lecture hall 2, are given two to three
minutes to respond to questions on
assessment and treatment.
Designed to create a sense of
common purpose among health
sciences students, the week is
named in honour of the late Dr.
John F. McCreary, former dean
of the Faculty of Medicine and
co-ordinator of Health Sciences.
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likened a scientific discovery to a
shapely pebble, insinuating that
"science" was straightforward
and objective. In contrast, she
described a work of art as "a
spider's web, attached ever so
lightly ... to life at all four
corners." Clearly, she believed
that science differed significantly
from art — a pebble versus a
web. Yet, 65 years later, John
Polanyi, a Canadian winner of
the Nobel Prize in Chemistry,
suggests that a scientific discovery is at best 10 per cent pebble
and 90 per cent shirnrner. He
believes that scientists are indeed
painters, since the pebble of fact
exists only as the play of light on
a partly exposed surface.
Scientists and artists merged
together in a web of creation. Our
challenge is to expose tomorrow's
opinion makers to the humanities and the sciences so they
understand that progress
depends on human judgment,
that action must be coupled with
moral reasoning, and that
comprehending how the world is
depends upon appreciating how
the world ought to be.
Third, information technology. As we enter the knowledge
society, the use of information
becomes vital. Neil Rudenstine,
president of Harvard University,
likens the transformation we
are currently experiencing to
that associated with the
proliferation of books in the
18th century. He believes that
just as we have learned to
access large libraries, we will
learn to employ information
technology in our learning and
research environments. Nevertheless, the distinctions
between information versus
knowledge, facts versus inter-
John F. McCreary Health Sciences Week
October 12-18, 1997
Theme:The Child and the Family
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. "Adolescent suicide — what should you do?" — An interdiscipli
nary and community approach to help prevent and deal with
adolescent suicide.
Dr. Carol Stuart, School of Child and Youth Care, U of Victoria
Woodward IRC, Hall 4
5:00 - 6:00 p.m INTRODUCTION
Woodward IRC Lobby Dr. John H.V. Gilbert
Coordinator of Health Sciences, UBC
Dr. Judith Johnston, Director
School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, UBC
Lecture Hall 4
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
"How the Brain Learns: Insights from Studying
Neurotransmission at Single Synapses"
Mr. Paul Mackenzie, Department of Psychiatry, UBC
"Violence Against Women: Rethinking the Role of
Health Care Providers"
Ms. Colleen Varcoe, School of Nursing, UBC
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Before a live audience, three interdisciplinary teams of
Woodward IRC, Hall 2 health science students demonstrate their skills in
assessment and management of a problem case. An award
will be presented to the student team judged most effective
in overall case management, case.
pretation, data versus analysis
must be recognized. As such,
the personal contributions of
faculty will remain central to a
university and will never be
replaced by information technology. Yet, the innovative use
of such technology can
reconfigure the classroom and
permit faculty to devote more
energy to shaping creative
intellectual relationships with
students. As Philip Abelson
suggests in a recent editorial in
Science, "Electronic communication may be the way of the
future, but human dialogue
conducted with friendly enthusiasm is to be treasured."
Internationalization, interdisciplinarity, information
technology — these three
concepts will help define our
future academic environment.
Yet, if we are really serious about
the preparation of the next
generation of leaders, we must
re-examine the purpose of the
undergraduate educational
experience. The re-emphasis on
undergraduate education is
probably the most pressing issue
that universities must address in
the next decade — clearly in light
ofthe three concepts, but also,
most importantly, in terms of
Universities distinguish
themselves from other post-
secondary institutions on the
basis of their research and
scholarship — creating the
foundation for human understanding and new knowledge.
UBC is proud of its outstanding
research record and affirms its
commitment to lead in knowledge discovery across an array
of disciplines and professions.
This research capacity is a
unique resource — one that we
must continue to defend and
strengthen. We will advocate
original scholarship in all fields
— not only to support our
research mission but also to
facilitate learning by students.
We consistently hear about
the "inextricable link" between
research and teaching. The
challenge for UBC is to enact
such a link — to demonstrate
that the learning and research
environments, at the undergraduate level, are not competitive but complementary; that
research will enhance, not
detract from, the learning
experience; that if students
choose UBC, they will be exposed
to a research-based learning
environment — in all fields, in an
innovative manner that acknowledges the intellectual capacity of
our accomplished student body
and the creative energy of our
distinguished faculty.
I am often confronted with
various arguments as to why it
is impossible to create such an
environment. When responding,
I am reminded of one of my
favourite poems, "The Cremation of Sam McGee," by Robert
Service. Perhaps it is because it
reminds me of the numerous
recitations over roaring camp-
fires by my Uncle Harry, who is
here with us today. Whatever
the reason, I believe that the
first two lines capture the
notion that unconventional
approaches are often necessary
to secure the prize:
There are strange things
done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for
Truly, we are moiling for gold
— and such efforts may require
strange things to be done. But
such is the challenge: to create a
learning environment, based
upon our outstanding research
and scholarship, that will prepare
the next generation to think — to
think about themselves, to think
about the world in which they
live, and to think about the key
roles they will play in the betterment ofthe human condition.
Toni Morrison, a recipient of
the Nobel Prize in Literature,
has stated: There are very few
places left, other than great
universities, where both the
wisdom of the dead coupled
with the doubt of the living are
vigorously encouraged."
Our great university, the
University of British Columbia,
will prepare the next generation
by exposing them to the wisdom
of the dead and the doubt of the
living through our teaching and
research. Teaching and research
— inextricably linked.
Thinking . . . think about it.
Personal thinking, creative
thinking, philosophical thinking,
strategic thinking — everyone
can do it, no one is excluded.
As powerful as thinking is,
very few of us spend much time
thinking about thinking. When
and where should we think?
How do you let others know
that you are busy thinking?
Other activities, whether
playing ball or playing in a
orchestra, are more recognizable — equipment is required
and uniforms are worn. In
contrast, the activity of thinking
is less obvious.
Still, in today's world what
could be more important?
Where, other than a university
and its community, could a
team of thinkers be assembled?
A team of thinkers — students,
scholars, staff, alumni and
friends, working together, using
their minds to live meaningful
and productive lives.
And so, how might we identify
ourselves as a team of thinkers?
Why not do what other teams do?
Why not don a uniform? Why not
don our "thinking caps" — to
signal to the world that we are
busy thinking. Everyone can join
the team and celebrate the
importance of universities to
today's world. As with the ringing
of the dinner bell, the message
will be clear. By wearing our
thinking caps — the ones you
will all receive today — we will let
others know that the University
of British Columbia is serious
about the power of scholarship
and thought, and that we are
committed to thinking deliberately and creatively about our
university and our society.
And so I invite all of you to
join the University of British
Columbia in thinking — in
thinking about the issues that
affect us all, in thinking about
our past and what we have
learned about ourselves, in
thinking about our present and
the issues we face, and in
thinking about our future and
what we aspire to achieve.
Let there be no mistake —
with our hats on and our wits
about us —we will think about
our university and our society
— and, by so doing, will chart
our future together.
The University of British
Columbia in the 21 st century
— think about it. 8 UBC Reports • October 2, 1997
Think about it
Think about our role in preparing the scholars and
leaders of tomorrow, says President Martha Piper
Speech gwen by Martha C. Piper,
president of UBC, Sept. 25, 1997
Tie University of British
Columbia — think about it.
Over the past nine months, I
have often been asked, "What have you
been up to?" The answer to this question is really quite simple: I have been
thinking — thinking about the University of British Columbia. It is this
thinking that both humbles and excites
me. It is this thinking that I acknowledge today as I assume almost certainly
the greatest honour in my life, the 11th
presidency of the University of British
The University of British Columbia —
think about it.
Eighty-two years ago, almost to the
day, on Sept. 30, 1915, the University of
British Columbia opened its doors. On
this occasion, UBC's first president, Dr.
Frank Wesbrook, emphasized both the
courage and wisdom of the citizens of
British Columbia:
"We take occasion this morning to
congratulate ourselves that, though the
Empire is at war, such a good beginning of
the university has been possible. The
people of this province may congratulate
themselves that they have seen their
opportunities and their obligations in the
matter of the better preparation of the next
generation for their responsibilities."
As we embark upon the 21 st century,
82 years later, many of the hopes and
dreams of those who have gone before
us have been realized. Remarkably, in
less than 100 years, UBC has positioned
itself as one of Canada's leading universities and one of the world's most highly
respected institutions of advanced
learning and research.
We have many to thank for this
legacy — academic leaders, internationally renowned scholars, outstanding
students, excellent staff, leading alumni
and dedicated friends both here and
throughout the world. We are particularly grateful to our recent president, Dr.
David Strangway, who has provided this
institution with visionary leadership
over the past 12 years — propelling UBC
to the forefront of Canadian universities
and bringing the world to its doorstep.
As we head toward our second
hundred years, our purpose is no
different than that outlined by Frank
Wesbrook. Yet, some things have
changed — the world in which we live
and our strength and maturity. Because
of two key factors — our geographic
location and our strength — UBC is
uniquely positioned, as we enter the
21st century, to be the pre-eminent
university of this country, and one of a
handful of outstanding publicly funded
research universities in the world.
Think about it — the University of
British Columbia — uniquely positioned
— in the right place at the right time.
Being in the right place at the right
time. Growing up in a household with four
children, being in the right place at the
right time was not always easy. While my
parents allowed us a great deal of freedom,
there were events — dinner hours, visits
with my grandparents, or the need to
receive important instructions — that
required all four of us to be in the right
place at the right time. For these occasions, my parents relied upon a large steel
dinner beU that hung on a tall wooden
post in our garden. Although we were well
conditioned to this stimulus, our neighbours were even more so. Upon hearing
our dinner bell, they encouraged us to
return home immediately — ensuring that
we would be in the right place at the right
time. There was no escaping the bell —
everyone knew what it meant — everyone
responded to its ringing — everyone
understood the urgency of its sounding.
Such is the clarity of UBC's future
— we are in the right place at
the right time. And, like the
dinner bell, everyone around us hears it
and is urging us to respond.
The University of British Columbia —
think about it.
We are mature and we are strong. We
are acknowledged for our people and our
research and our scholarship — our
vibrant social sciences and humanities
culture; our significant international
connections to the Asia Pacific; our
evolving partnerships with First >|___|H__aaaaM^^H
Nations people:
our extensive
participation in all
14 federal Networks of Centres of
Excellence; our
impressive position
as number two in
the country in
Royal Society of
Canada Fellows; our inventive leadership in technology transfer; and our
enviable position in the top tier of the
nation's externally sponsored research
rankings. Canadian poet Earle Birney
helped establish the Creative Writing
Dept., George Woodcock taught English
and Asian Studies, and, in 1993,
Michael Smith received the Nobel Prize
for Chemistry. We have over 150,000
outstanding alumni throughout the
world — they are innovators in their
fields and leaders in their communities.
Such is the clarity of
UBC's future — we are in
the right place at the
right time."
the University of British Columbia—think about it. As we ready
ourselves to enter the next
century, we are keenly aware that our
world is a different place than that of
our ancestors. During much ofthe 20th
century, the attention of our parents
and grandparents was fixed eastward —
on Europe and its nation states. Today,
our focus has expanded to include the
West and South — with important
connections to the Asia Pacific and the
Americas. What better city than Vancouver to serve as the gateway to North
America for Asians and the bridge to
Asia for Europeans? What better
university than UBC to be working with
the City ofVancouver, our business and
industrial partners, the communities of
the Lower
mmmmmmm^m^^      Mainland, other
colleges and
universities, the
province, and the
nation to
strengthen these
global links and
forge a knowledge-based
The University
of British Columbia — in the right place,
at the right time. Young and vital,
mature and excellent, geographically
located in a vibrant city and province,
internationally recognized for its teaching and research — uniquely positioned
to be the pre-eminent Canadian university in the 21 st century.
What, then, are the challenges we
face? There is probably none more
important than that enunciated by
Frank Wesbrook — the preparation of
—Dr. Martha Piper
the next generation of scholars and
leaders. In so doing, we must define the
unique learning and research environment that we will provide.
The defining of this environment can be
likened to the painting of a canvas —
similar to the creativity exhibited by Emily
Carr. Her greatness is based on her special
relationship with the environment — the
British Columbia rain forests, the First
Nations' villages and totems, the wild
beaches and vast skies. Through her
paintings, she celebrated the natural
strengths of British Columbia and its
people. We at UBC must marshal our
creative talents to define a unique research
and learning environment that builds
upon the natural strengths of this university, this province and its people.
We will need to have a full and
open discussion about the
nature of this environment. Over
the next several months, we will collectively engage in developing the academic
vision for the University of British Columbia for the 21st century. I invite each of
you to participate in this dialogue and to
actively think about our future. What is
the purpose of our academic and research
programs? What will UBC look like five to
10 years from now? How will we get there
and how will we know when we have
attained our goals?
These questions and others will form
the basis of our deliberations — together
we will develop the framework for the
answers. To assist us, we need to consider
three trends that clearly distinguish
tomorrow's world from that of a century
ago: intemationalization, interdisciplinarity and information technology.
First, internationalization. As we
prepare the next generation, we are
charged with the responsibility of
educating the future citizens of the
world — persons who will be able to
contribute to and benefit from an
international life experience. Such an
education will require an appreciation of
the growing interdependence of world
cultures and will demand the acquisition of global knowledge — a background in and exposure to languages,
literatures, and philosophies; cultures,
history and anthropology; fiscal and
monetary policies, economics and
political science; and numerical and
scientific literacy.
Second, inter-disciplinarity. The next
generation will need to address some of
the most complex questions facing the
world today — issues such as literacy,
poverty, health promotion, advanced
materials, sustainable development,
crime and violence, entrepreneurship,
the ethics of death and genetic cloning,
and redefining work and leisure. These
issues cannot be dealt with effectively by
single academic disciplines working in
isolation. Rather, the major insights in
one field most likely will arise from
knowledge discovery in another. Examples of such inter-disciplinary endeavours abound. History is being reinterpreted through literary and psychological analysis. Economics and meteorology are being transformed by the new
mathematics of chaos theory. Fine arts
is being expanded through the application of computer science and engineering. Geology is being profoundly
changed by the physics of matter.
Anthropology is being explained through
the application of DNA sequencing.
Virginia Woolf in A Room of One's Own
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