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Volume 26, Number 1. Jan. 9, 1980. 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 sets
UBC's enrolment for 1979-80 fiscal
year stands at an all-time high of
32,607 students, a 2.2 per cent increase over the last fiscal year when
31,895 were registered.
The enrolment total for the current
fiscal year was boosted by increased
registrations for all three of UBC's major academic sessions — the 1979
spring session, which had an enrolment increase of 7.5 per cent; the
1979 summer session, which had an
increase of 4 5 per cent; and the current 1979-80 daytime winter session,
which has registered 23,161 students,
a 2.1 per cent increase over the previous year.
UBC bases its total enrolment on
the fiscal year, which runs from April
1 each year to the following March 31,
for the purpose of reporting official
figures to the Universities Council, the
body that acts as an intermediary between the three public universities and
the provincial government.
UBC's total enrolment of 32,607 in
the 1979-80 fiscal year is the total of
the following enrolments in the period
April 1, 1979, to March 31, 1980
(1978-79 figures in brackets): 1979
spring session - 2,757 (2,565); 1979
summer session — 4,153 (3,975);
1979-80 daytime winter session
23,161 (22,676); 1979-80 nighttime
winter session - 1,183 (1,221);
1979-80 Guided Independent Study
(correspondence courses offered
through the Centre for Continuing
Education) - 1,353(1,458).
The 485-student increase in UBC's
daytime winter session enrolment is
almost evenly divided in terms of
numbers between undergraduate and
graduate programs.
Undergraduate enrolment is up by
264 students (1.3 per cent) from
19,604 in 1978-79 to 19,868 in the current winter session. An increase of 221
students in the Faculty of Graduate
Studies represents a whopping 7.2 per
cent increase to 3,293 students from
3,072 in the 1978-79 winter session.
UBC Reports asked Dr. William
Tetlow, director of UBC's Office of Institutional Analysis and Planning, to
comment on the enrolment increases.
He said the most significant enrolment increases at the graduate level
are in two areas — master's degrees offered in professional schools such as
Commerce, Medicine and Education,
and degree programs at the doctoral
"The enrolment increase at the
graduate level," he said, "is probably
due to two factors — economic conditions and the recent increase in the
amount of money available for research."
In times of economic stress, he said,
many people decide to obtain master's
degrees in order to upgrade their job
qualifications. "And enrolment at the
doctoral level is very closely linked to
research funding. The fact that UBC,
in the last fiscal year, had an increase
of 23 per cent to almost $26 million in
the amount of money available for research is bound to be reflected in increased graduate-student enrolment."
One matter that still gives cause for
concern occurs at the opposite end of
the enrolment picture and is reflected
Please turn to page 2
Walter C. Koerner acute care unit nearing completion on Wesbrook Mall will
be in the spotlight during a two-day Open House in March this year, which will
focus on UBC's Health Sciences Centre. For details on UBC's revamped Open
House schedule, see story below.
Health care in spotlight
at March Open House
"Tomorrow's health care today' is
the theme of the health sciences Open
House at UBC on Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15.
The Open House will follow the official opening of the Walter C.
Koerner acute care unit on Thursday,
March 13. Tours of the 240-bed unit
will be offered as part of the health
sciences open house.
For campus old-timers used to UBC
hosting a University-wide Open House
every three years, this spring's Open
House will be a departure.
Traditionally, the event has been
organized by the Alma Mater Society.
Following last year's campus wide
Open House, chairman Geoff Smith,
a fourth-year agriculture student, suggested a re-organization.
Mr. Smith said that faculty should
also shoulder the responsibility.  He
also said that the event was important
enough to hold each year, and recommended that each year one-third of
the campus act as host.
As a result, the president's office
and deans have agreed that Open
House become a joint responsibility of
both students and faculty.
This year, it will be hosted by the
health sciences — the Faculties of
Dentistry, Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the Schools of
Nursing and Rehabilitation Medicine.
Next year the host will be the applied sciences — the Faculties of
Agricultural Sciences, Applied
Science and Forestry.
And in 1982 the host will be the
humanities and natural sciences —
the Faculties of Arts, Commerce and
Business Administration, Education,
Law and Science.
Five students vie for
two seats on UBC Board
Five students will be vying for the
two student seats on UBC's
15-member Board of Governors this
month as part of the annual elections
of students to Board and Senate positions.
Election day is Tuesday, Jan. 22,
with an advance poll held the previous
day, Monday, Jan. 21, from 5 to 7
The five students nominated for
Board positions are: Anthony Dickinson, fourth-year Applied Science;
Valgeet Johl, second-year Arts; John
Pellizzon, third-year Applied Science;
Bob Staley, third-year Arts; and
Shirley Waters, fourth-year Home
There are 17 positions open to
students on the UBC Senate, the
academic parliament of the University
which is concerned with all academic
matters. Of those 17 positions, 2 will
be contested, 12 have been filled by
acclamation, and 3 have no nominations. Students in Graduate Studies
will choose between Peter Fryer, a
Ph.D. candidate in Chemical Engineering, and Richard Szeliski, an
M.A.Sc. candidate in Electrical
Engineering, as their representative
on Senate. Students in Pharmaceutical Sciences must choose between Randy Sigurdson, second year,
and Cedric Thompson, third year, as
their representative.
Elected by acclamation to Senate
are Joe Fitzpatrick for Agricultural
Sciences, Jeffrey Holm for Applied
Science, Marilyn MacPherson for
Arts, Richard Wilczek for Dentistry,
Frank Lee for Education, Linda
Stewart for Law, and Martin Braun
for Science. Five students will be
senators-at-large: Ian Bakshi, Applied
Science; Marty Lund, Social Work;
Alida Moonen, Arts; Chris Niwinski,
Applied Science; and Shirley Waters,
Home Economics.
job policy
A new policy statement governing
the outside professional activities of
UBC faculty members has been approved by the University's Board of
The statement is the result of discussions between UBC's administration and Faculty Association The
statement was approved by the University's committee of deans and bv an
overwhelming vote oi approval by
members of the Faculty Association
before being forwarded to the Board
for approval.
The statement requires faculty
members to ensure that beads, dnec
tors and deans are "fully informed
about the general nature and extent of
all outside professional activities."
The statement sets out three situa
tions in which "prior written approval" for outside professional activi
ties is required. These are when University facilities are used, when the
faculty member's absence requires the
cancelling or rescheduling of classes,
and when the total outside profession
al activity in any one vear becomes
The policy statement provides for
each University ficulty to formulate
its own definition of "substantial,"
and for this definition to be approved
by UBC's president.
Until faculties obtain approval for a
different definition of the word, the
policy statement defines it as "involv
ing a commitment of time equivalent
to more than one half-day per seven-
day week."
The definition of substantial, as
well as detailed policies and procedures on outside professional activities, will be drawn up by faculty committees established by deans.
Recommendations by these committees will be approved at a general
meeting of the faculty before being
forwarded to the president for approval.
The policy statement also provides
for the appointment by UBC's president of a University-wide committee
to advise him on the policy and procedures on outside professional activities. The committee will advise on all
policies brought forward by the faculties and consider "measures to provide
equity throughout the University."
The policy applies to all full-time
faculty members, professional librarians, program directors in the Centre
for Continuing Education, and to department heads, school and institute
directors, faculty deans and UBC vice-
A preamble to the policy statement
says the University "recognizes that the
competence and effectiveness of faculty members as teachers and scholars
may be enhanced by their participation in certain kinds of outside professional activities.
' "Furthermore, such participation
frequently advances the purpose of
the University in serving the needs of
the larger community of which it is a
It is expected, the preamble continues, "that full-time faculty members
will be engaged for the whole of the
year... in teaching, research (or other
creative work or scholarly activities appropriate to their discipline) and other
University service."
The final clause of the preamble
says the "essential principle of the University's policy on outside professional
activities is that professional commitments by faculty to tasks outside their
responsibilities to the University —
that is, their responsibilities to their
students, their discipline and their colleagues — must be such that the University responsibilities do not suffer." UBCreports
page 2
Teacher-shortage prediction criticized at Senate
President Douglas Kenny says
declining enrolments in faculties of
education at UBC and other public
universities are the result of statements
by ministry of education officials in
the provincial government, who imply
that there is no longer a great need for
teachers in B.C.
The president made the comment
during a discussion of UBC's final
enrolment figures for the 1979-80
winter session, which were presented
to Senate at its December meeting.
(For a fuller report on enrolment
figures, see story on page 1.)
The president added that he understood the ministry was likely to issue a
statement in the near future to the effect that there may well be a shortage
of teachers in B.C. unless there are increases in enrolment in education faculties, which is "exactly the opposite to
what was said last year."
President Kenny said these changes
of opinion "pose problems for my office and the faculties of education at
the three public universities because
it's very hard to plan when there are
rapid oscillations in the system."
Acting dean of Education Dr. Roy
Bentley told Senate that "the people
who should be looking ahead and
making projections have not been
looking at their own data, which show
not just a possible shortage but a very
severe shortage of elementary and
secondary school teachers beginning
right now but becoming very obvious
in 1981."
There are those, Dr. Bentley said,
who believe that a public statement
will correct the situation. It will correct it only temporarily, he added,
and for one small group, the people
who are not sure of what they want to
do and are looking for Careers. But the
better students and some very good
members of the teaching staff will
start looking elsewhere for career opportunities, he said, "and the problem
is how we get those people back."
Dr. Bentley also emphasfted that in
the past 10 years the comWhed output
of the three faculties of education at
UBC, SFU and UVic had produced
only about 50 per cent of the total
number of teachers needed in B.C.
Satellite to
media forum
The field development division of
the Faculty of Education will break
new ground on Jan. 22 when it
launches UBC's first Anik-B satellite
course, a six-hour forum on the news
media designed for B.C. teachers.
Moderating the forum will be Prof.
Angus Gunn, widely known for his experiments in the use of the mass media
for educational purposes. He has written and served as co-ordinator for series of articles that have appeared locally in The Province newspaper and in
other Canadian newspapers. Associated with him in these projects have
been members of UBC's Departments
of Geography and History.
Anik-B, a communications satellite
in stationary orbit 23,000 miles above
Saskatchewan, provides one-way video
and two-way audio communication
from a transmitting station located on
the campus of the B.C. Institute of
Stations for reception and response
are located on Vancouver Island, in
the Interior and in northern B.C. with
subsidiary links to other centres. Reception at these centres can also be
linked with local cable television systems.
UBC is showing real leadership in
the field of continuing education in
Canada and accounts for some 15 per
cent of the total number of people
who enrol annually for continuing
education programs in B.C., Senate
was told at its December meeting.
Jindra Kulich, director of UBC's
Centre for Continuing Education,
who annually compiles a report on all
UBC's continuing education activities,
said a journal published in
Switzerland had characterized UBC as
having "possibly the largest continuing education institution in the world.
That's not quite true," Mr. Kulich
added, "but it's nice to be regarded as
one of the leading universities in this
He said UBC had also been chosen
as one of 29 institutions to seiye as a
model for universities and their involvement with the community at an
international conference to be held in
Paris this February. Mr. Kulich will
speak at the meeting on UBC's program.
The report to Senate compiled by
Mr. Kulich shows that registrations in
1978-79 totalled more than 71,600 in
continuing education programs offered by the Office of Extra-Sessional
Studies, Centre for Continuing Education, Division of Continuing Education in the Health Sciences and professional programs offered in Commerce
and Business Administration, Social
Work and Education.
*     «     *
B.C. students taking degree programs offered by the Open Learning
Institute would be well advised to take
some of their undergraduate work at
UBC if they plan to apply in future for
entry into professional or graduate
This was the burden of remarks by
President Kenny and dean of
Graduate Studies Dr. Peter Larkin,
who commented at Senate's December
meeting on remarks by Prof. John
Dennison of the Faculty of Education.
Prof. Dennison said that in some
other jurisdictions students who had
obtained degrees from institutions
similar to the OLI found they had difficulty gaining entry to university professional and graduate programs. "I
wouldn't want to see that happening
here," he added.
President Kenny said OLI
graduates would be treated in the
same way as UBC graduates who apply for admission to professional and
graduate schools. He added that last
year UBC refused admission to those
faculties which have entrance quotas
about 1,000 students who were
qualified for entry and who could
have graduated. "We simply don't
have the slots for those students," he
OLI graduates who measure up will
be accepted, the president continued,
"but there are no guarantees for them
because there are no guarantees for
our own students and there are a lot of
heart-broken British Columbians who
cannot get in even though they could
Dean of Graduate Studies Dr. Peter
Larkin said his faculty accepts less
than half of those who apply. Many
applicants will be disappointed, he
said, even though they meet the
minimum requirements for graduate
work "because they won't be considered to have comparable experience to people who have taken
their training in more formal and
traditional ways."
He said students currently in the
system should be alerted to the realization that if they want to go on to
graduate work they would be well advised to come to the campus rather
than take correspondence courses.
UBC's Faculty of Medicine is planning to admit 120 first-year medical
students in the fall of 1980, dean of
Medicine Dr. William Webber told
the December meeting of Senate.
The medical school, which this year
enrolled 100 first-year students, is currently undergoing a phased enrolment
expansion which will eventually see
160 students in the entering class.
The enrolment increase is linked to
the current physical expansion of the
medical school involving expenditures
of more than $50 million for construction of a new acute-care unit for
the campus Health Sciences Centre
Hospital and for new teaching and research space at hospitals in the Vancouver area where senior medical students receive clinical training.
UBC's Board of Governors approved the medical school enrolment
increase at its November meeting,
"subject to the necessary resources being available."
Latest addition to UBC's art collection, now valued at nearly $1.5 million, is
this oil painting by Canadian artist Jack Markell, presented last week to President Douglas Kenny, left, by Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Spitzer on behalf of a group
of friends and admirers of Mr. Markell, a native of Winnipeg, who died in Vancouver last year. The painting, entitled "Cellist with Still Life," joins two
others by the same artist already in the UBC collection. An exhibition of
Markell's paintings is currently on display at the downtown Robson Square
Media Centre until Jan. 15. Dr. Spitzer is an associate professor of pathology at
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in the size of the first-year class.
Even though the number of first-
year students increased by 3.5 per cent
from 3,271 in 1978-79 to 3,384 this
year, there has been no change in the
so-called "participation rate," the percentage of 18-24 year old students who
are enrolled in post-secondary institutions in B.C.
"Overall," said Dr. Tetlow, "only
about 14 per cent of B.C.'s 18-24 year
olds are enrolled in any post-
secondary institution.
"That's a very small percentage.
B.C. is four percentage points below
Alberta and six below Ontario in participation rate and very far below the
United States, where more than 25 per
cent of the 18-24 year olds are enrolled
in some form of post-secondary education."
Dr. Tetlow sees an improved participation rate as the key factor which
would offset any decline resulting
from fewer grade 12 students.
The number of grade 12s is projected to decline from its present level of
37,000 to approximately 29,000-
30,000 by 1984. UBC presently enrols
about 7 per cent of the preceding
year's grade 12 students, he explains,
so that the decline of 7,000 grade 12s
means a drop of 500 entrants to UBC
if the 7 per cent factor remains constant.
"Consequently, if UBC increases its
percentage to only a modest 9 per
cent, the projected decline in numbers
would be more than offset.
"And if you add to UBC's potential
future enrolment increases in the
number of mature students, an expan
sion of graduate enrolment and a
greater number coming on from community colleges, there's not just the
possibility for maintaining enrolments
at their present level but a real potential for growth."
Dr. Tetlow also draws attention to
the continuing increase in the number
of students enrolled this year for part-
time studies (11 or fewer units). Sixteen per cent of UBC's 1979-80 winter
daytime enrolment are in this category
compared to 15 per cent last year and
6 per cent in 1972.
Virtually every degree program offered by the University showed an enrolment increase for the current winter session. Enrolment for general
B.A. programs in the Faculty of Arts is
up 5 per cent, Commerce and Business Administration is up 8.5 per cent,
Science by 4.3 per cent, and the number of unclassified students (who hold
university degrees but are not currently enrolled in any degree program) is
up by 15 per cent.
The lone UBC faculty that experienced an enrolment decline was Education — down 9 per cent from last
year. The situation in this faculty was
the subject of comments at the December meeting of UBC's Senate,
reported on this page.
Other factors identified by Dr. Tetlow as contributing to the increase in
UBC's 1979-80 daytime winter session
enrolment include:
• An increase in the number of
students transferring to UBC from
other provinces, which Dr. Tetlow believes is due primarily to westward migration; and
• An increase in the number of
students transferring from other institutions in B.C. UBCreports
President's report reviews 1978-79 academic year
UBC enrolled a record number of
students, increased research spending
by 23 per cent, added the 2,000,000th
volume to its library, and granted its
100,000th degree in the 1978-79
academic year.
Those are some of the highlights of
the 48-page annual report of President Douglas Kenny to the University's
Senate and Board of Governors for the
12 months to Aug. 3L 1979. (Copies
of the report are available from Information Services, 228-3131.)
A financial statement issued as part
UBC architects study in
India for four months
While most UBC students this week
are settling into a new term on campus, a group of Architecture students
should now be settling into the first leg
of a four-month long study experience
in northern India.
The 20 students, along with Architecture faculty members Bud
Wood, John Haaf, and their families,
left Vancouver in the early hours of
Boxing Day morning, flying to India
by way of Korea.and Bangkok, and arriving in Calcutta four days later.
The long hours of travel were the
cheapest means of getting to India,
Bud Wood explained before he left,
an important consideration as the
students who are taking the study-
abroad term must pay for their own
transportation, accommodation and
food for the four months.
After 10 days of touring some of the
northern cities of India, getting a feel
for the culture and concerns of the
country, the students will settle in
Ahmedabad in the Gujarat province
of India. Not only is that city the centre of the fabric industry, but also a
centre for scholars, with a very large
university and "a very, very good
school of design and architecture,"
Bud Wood explained.
Mr. Wood, who has been planning
this study-abroad term for about three
years, chose Ahmedabad as a home
base for the experience mainly
because of the excellent reputation of
the architecture school there, but also
because English is the common
language for communication for Indians from various regions and provinces of the country.
This term is really part of an ongoing exchange program between
UBC and the Ahmedabad school.
During the fall term, Prof.
Kulbhushan Jain from India was at
UBC holding seminars with the architecture students and faculty
members. Next year Dr. Richard
Seaton of the UBC architecture school
will be in residence as a professor in
During the four months of the
students' stay in India, there will be
close co-operation between the two
schools as well. The 20 students will be
divided into five groups of four
students each plus one Indian student,
and in those groups they will take on
various projects concerning the existing urban environment, neighborhood relationships, studies of villages
surrounding the city, and so on.
The city of Ahmedabad is "fairly
young," according to Bud Wood, having been remodelled in 1411 A.D. It's
a walled city with "incredible density
of population," where things move
fairly slowly. The latest street map
which Mr. Wood was able to obtain
from Ahmedabad's city hall is dated
Throughout the fall term the
students who were taking the term
abroad have been immersing
themselves as much as possible in the
Indian culture, studying history and
society, making Indian meals,
meeting with Indians now living in
Canada. "You just can't wander into
India," Mr. Wood cautioned. "We've
explored the area as thoroughly as we
can without actually being there," he
said, although he himself has spent
two weeks of each of the last two years
in Ahmedabad making arrangements
for the exchange. And the group will
be staying in a brand new hotel in the
city because, as Mr. Wood explained,
"it would be impossible for us to live
India-style. We'd spend all of our time
fighting our environment."
The students, all of whom are in
their second year of study, will receive
half a year's credit for the study term.
"I look on it as a partnership between
the students, the University and the
Canadian International Development
Agency" (which has given UBC a
grant over a number of years' for the
exchange project), Mr. Wood said.
Three study
UBC hospital
UBC's Board of Governors has initiated action regarding the governance and administrative structure of
the Health Sciences Centre Hospital.
To this end, the Board has retained
a committee of three advisors with
strong backgrounds in health care:
Dr. W.A. Cochrane, former dean of
Medicine and president of the University of Calgary and now chairman,
Connaught Labs, Toronto, who will
serve as chairman; Dr. M. Whitelaw,
professor emeritus of medicine, UBC;
and Mr. J. Flett, president of the Vancouver General Hospital.
The advisory committee will review
the experience of other institutions
with comparable responsibilities in
health care, teaching and research.
The committee will hold interviews
and receive any views by mail from interested individuals in the University
and throughout British Columbia.
The advisory committee can be contacted by telephone at 228-5662, or at
the Office of the Co-ordinator, Health
Sciences Centre, 400-2194 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver V6T 1Z6.
of the report shows that UBC spent
$180 million in 1978-79, with the provincial government providing most of
the money through its operating grant
of $123 million. Student fees brought
in $16 million, or 8.6 per cent of the
University's total income.
After noting that UBC enrolled its
first students only 63 years ago, President Kenny says UBC now is widely
respected for the quality of its
students, its graduates and its faculty.
"Our goal must be to create a
distinguished centre of learning which
ranks among the very finest in Canada
and the western world," Dr. Kenny
says. "There is no doubt in my mind
that the resources exist to enable this
University to attain this objective."
Some highlights from the report:
• Enrolment at UBC in 1978-79
for winter, spring and summer credit
programs totalled a record 32,625
• Every unit at UBC offering continuing education programs experienced enrolment increases, with
courses offered in all parts of the province. Professional programs enjoyed
an enrolment increase of 20 per cent,
use of the downtown Women's
Resources Centre was up 30 per cent,
and enrolment rose 73 per cent in
adult education training.
• With those taking continuing
education courses added to the total of
"regular" students, enrolment at UBC
for 1978-79 was just under 100,000.
• The University received $26
million for research. Each of UBC's 12
faculties showed an increase in
research funding over the previous
year, with the Faculties of Medicine
and Science each receiving more than
$7 million. Only the University of
Toronto and McGill University received more research money among
Canadian universities.
• UBC opened two new buildings
— the Aquatic Centre and the Library
Processing Centre — and construction
continued on the Acute Care Unit of
the Health Sciences Centre Hospital.
The University was authorized to borrow the $3.5 million needed to complete the Asian Centre, and work on
this has resumed.
• More than 200 research projects
were carried out at UBC during
1978-79, many of them at points far
removed from the campus and the
Lower Mainland. Such projects included the effect of poisonous plants
on cattle in the Cariboo, mine tailing
reclamation research near Kimberley,
landslides in southern B.C., explosion
risks in coal mines, and research into
white pine blister rust which has affected trees on Vancouver Island and
the Kootenays.
• In the total first-year class of
3,271 students, women outnumbered
men 54.3 per cent to 45.7 per cent. In
the overall daytime winter enrolment,
including the Faculty of Graduate
Studies, women made up 45.2 per
cent of the student population.
• Two career-oriented programs
were initiated and expanded by the
Women Students' Office. An internship program offers students the opportunity to work off-campus on a
part-time basis during the winter session in a field related to their
academic interests; a co-op program
integrates formal academic study during the winter with summer work in
business, government or industry.
• Athletic competition between
UBC and Simon Fraser University was
resumed during the 1978-79 academic
year, with UBC defeating SFU in both
football and soccer
President Kenny refers indirectly in
his report to UBC's increasingly-
stringent entrance requirements, and
calls for public support.
"I believe that the public will be
sympathetic to our needs if we
demonstrate that we are doing
everything within our power to maintain academic standards and provide
service to the community at large."
Educator dies
Professor emeritus of Education Dr.
Clarence E. Smith, a UBC faculty
member from 1958 to 1971, died on
Jan. 2 at the age of 74.
Before joining the UBC faculty,
Prof. Smith taught at the University of
Manitoba, where he was director of
the School of Social Work from 1943
to 1953, the University of Saskatchewan, wtiere he was dean of Education from 1953 to 1955; and at McGill
University, where he was MacDonald
Professor of Education for three years.
A native of England, Prof. Smith
was a graduate of the University of
London, where he was awarded the
degree of Bachelor of Science in 1925,
and Cambridge University, where he
received his teacher's diploma in 1926.
He also held the degrees of Master of
Arts and Doctor of Paedagogy from
the University of Toronto and was
awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of
Manitoba in 1958.
Before coming to Canada, Prof.
Smith taught in England and the West
Indies and from 1936 to 1940 was a
lecturer and research assistant in the
Department of Higher Degrees and
Research of the University of London's
Institute of Education.
Prof. Smith is survived by his wife,
May; a son, Peter; and a daughter,
Susan. In lieu of flowers, the family
has requested that memorial donations be sent to the United Appeal of
Greater Vancouver.
Sedgewick lecture
Prof. Garnett Sedgewick, the most
famous professor of his day at the
University of British Columbia, will
himself be the subject of the
Sedgewick Memorial Lecture at UBC
tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 10).
Prof. Philip Akrigg, a former colleague and student of Prof.
Sedgewick, will give the lecture at 8:15
p.m. in Rooms 101-102 of the Curtis
Law Building. His topic is "Garnett
Sedgewick: The Man and His
The lecture marks the 60th anniversary of Prof. Sedgewick's appointment
as head of the UBC English department, where he became famous for his
scholarly writings and lectures on
Shakespeare. He was a faculty
member from 1918 until his death in
1949 at the age of 67.
Open meeting set
Andre Fortier, president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, will chair
an open meeting at UBC Tuesday
(Jan. 15) to hear the views of UBC faculty members on council granting policies.
The meeting, to be held in the
Board and Senate Room of the Old
Administration Building from 2 to 4
p.m., will be of interest to faculty
members in Arts, Education, Commerce and Business Administration
and Law.
The council, which assists research
and scholarship in the humanities and
social sciences, has taken over some of
the granting functions of the Canada
Council, which is now solely reponsi-
ble for funding the performing arts. •r*
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Events in the week of:
Jan. 20 to Jan. 26     Deadline is 5 p.m. Jan. 10
Jan. 27 to Feb. 2       Deadline is 5 p.m. Jan. 17
Send notices to Information Services. 6328 Memorial Road
(Old Administration Building), Campus. Further information is available at 228-3131.
a three-week festival of lectures, music and film
Opening  worship  at  the  Vancouver  School  of
Theology, Chapel of the Epiphany.
Lecture. Don Robinson on Spirituality and
Popular Music. Art Gallery, Student Union
R. Laurie Johnston, Computer Science, University
of Toronto, on Software for Solving Boundary-
Value Problems for Laplace's Equation Using
Fundamental Solutions. Room 203
Mathematics Building.
8:00 p.m. ICE HOCKEY. UBC Thunderbirds vs.
Czechoslovakia National Junior Team. Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre
Music with Ron Reed in the conversation pit Student Union Building.
first in a series of five weekly workshops on Career
Choices, with Dr. Leigh Bowie of the Women
Students' Office, on Career Choices - Intermediate Stages. Room S6S, Brock Hall. En
quines. 228-2415.
FREESEE FILM SERIES presents a six-part
series on Civilization with Kenneth Clark. This
week's film is The Light of Experience.
Auditorium, Student Union Building. Free
BOTANY SEMINAR. Dr. Gerald Straley, Van-
Dusen Botanical Gardens, Vancouver, on
Systematic Studies of Arnica (Compositae) in
Western North America. Room 3219, Biological
Sciences Building.
2:00 p.m. OPEN MEETING chaired by Andre Fortier,
president of the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council of Canada, to hear views of
faculty memebrs on council granting policies. Of
interest to faculty members in Arts, Education,
Commerce and Business Administration and Law.
Board and Senate Room, Old Administration
presents Jesus Christ: Superstar. Auditorium,
Student Union Building. Admission, $1. The film
will be repeated at 7:30 p.m.
Perry, Oceanography, University of Washington,
Seattle, on Strategies of Adaptation of the
Photosynthetic Apparatus of Marine Phyto-
plankton to Light Intensity. Room 1465, west
wing, Biological Sciences Building.
4:30 p.m. CHEMISTRY SEMINAR. Dr. PatJost, Institute
of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon, on
The Lipid-Protein Interface in Membranes.
Current Controversies. Room 250, Chemistry
9:00 p.m. UBC PUBLIC AFFAIRS, presented by the Cen
tre for Continuing Education, begins its spring
series with guest speaker Dr. Donald Blake,
Political Science, UBC, on The Federal Election:
Here We Go Again 1 Host, Gerald Savory. Channel 10. Vancouver Cablevision. The program will
be repeated on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m.
Hanna, Pulmonary Research Laboratory, St.
Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, on Studies on the Action of Combination Bronchodilators. Room
114, Block C, Medical Sciences Building.
Jim and Jean Strathdee in concert in the Art
Gallery, Student Union Building.
Machine. Room 6, Scarfe Building.
LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION Film Committee presents For 20 Cents a Day about the
depression era in B.C. Rooms 101/102, Law
Guinn, baritone and associate professor in Music,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in a Lieder
Recital accompanied by Prof. Wallace Berry,
piano. Recital Hall, Music Building.
Sue McCaslin reads her poetry in the Art Gallery,
Student Union Building.
3:30 p.m. OCEANOGRAPHY SEMINAR. Dr. J. Field,
University of Capetown, South Africa, on The Influence of Upwelling on Kelp Beds Off South
Africa.    Room    1465,    west    wing.    Biological
Sciences Building.
Jim  and Jean  Strathdee in concert  in the  Art
Gallery, Student Union Building.
presents  a  double  screen  slide  presentation  on
Guernica. Room 104, Lasserre Building.
Lecture. Irving Hexham on Man, Superman,
Son of Man. Art Gallery Student Union
HISTORY LECTURE. Prof. Joyce Oldham
Appleby, History, San Diego University, Calif on
The Origins of the Modern Western Conception
of Human Nature. Room 100, Buchanan
first in a series of five weekly workshops on Careei
Choices with Susan England, Women Students
Office, on Career Choices - Beginning Stages.
Room 304, Brock Hall. Enquiries, 228-2415
first in a series of three one-hour workshops to Increase Your Skills in Preparation of Essays with
Nancy Horsman, Women Students' Office. Room
301, Brock Hall. Enquiries, 228-2415.
ZOOLOGISTS. Dr. D.J. Randall, Zoology, UBC,
on The Palau Islands and the People of
Paradise. Room 2000, Biological Sciences
The Strathdees in concert in the Art Gallery. Student Union Building.
G. Phillips, UBC, on Searching for the
Biochemical Basis of Reward. Room 203, Scarfe
3:30 p.m. HISTORY LECTURE. Prof. Joyce Oldham
Appleby, History, San Diego University, Calif., on
The Historian and the Social Sciences: A Later
Look. Penthouse, Buchanan Building.
4:00 p.m. PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM. Irving Ozier, UBC,
on Avoided-Crossing Molecular-Beam Spectroscopy. Room 201, Hennings Building.
Evan Evans, Biomedical Engineering, Duke
University, on Methods of Physical Mechanics
and Thermodynamics for Membrane Research.
Lecture Hall 3, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre.
The Strathdees in concert at University Hill
United Church. Admission, $2; $1 for children.
9:00 a.m. PEDIATRIC GRAND ROUNDS. Dr. J. Hogg,
Pulmonary Research Laboratory, St. Paul's
Hospital, on Pathophysiology of AstJima. Lecture Theatre B. Vancouver General Hospital.
Dr. B. Poland, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UBC,
on Embryonic Development in Recurrent
Aborters and Pregnancy Monitoring. Room 15,
Centre for Developmental Medicine, 811 W. 10th
Recorder recital with Jim Whittaker and friends
in the Art Gallery, Student Union Building.
on Calcium Transport Processes in Patients
With Cystic Fibrosis: A Possible Defect in CF.
4th floor conference room, Health Centre for
Children, Vancouver General Hospital.
Axel Meisen on An Introduction to Supercritical
Fluid Extraction. Room 206, Chemical
Engineering Building.
Music Open Stage with hosts Ron Read and
Thomas McCay in the Art Gallery, Student Union
4:00 p.m. ANTHROPOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY Lecture. Prof. K.C. Chang, Anthropology, Harvard
University, on Chinese Archeology: Its Contribution to Issues of General Anthropological
Significance. Room 207, Anthropology and
Sociology Building.
6:45 p.m. WOMEN'S BASKETBALL. UBC Thunderettes
play the University of Victoria. War Memorial
7:00 p.m. SWIMMING. UBC meets Simon Fraser University. Aquatic Centre.
are holding the annual Beer and Skits night until
1:30 a.m. Happy hour 7:30-8:50 p.m. Ballroom,
Student Union Building. Admission, $1, by ad
vance ticket only available from health sciences
8:30 p.m. MEN'S BASKETBALL. UBC Thunderbirds vs.
University of Victoria. War Memorial Gymnasium.
3:00 p.m. GYMNASTICS.    UBC    vs.    the    University    of
Washington. Gym G. Osborne Centre   Thunderbird Blvd.
6:45 p.m. WOMEN'S BASKETBALL. UBC Thunderettes
vs. the University of Victoria. War Memorial
8:30 p.m. MEN'S BASKETBALL. UBC Thunderbirds vs.
the University of Victoria. War Memorial Gym
The 1980 Sedgewick Memorial Lecture will be given by Professor Emeritus of English Philip Akrigg on Thursday. Jan.
"iO, at 8:15 p.m. in Room 101*102 of the George Curtis
{Faculty of Law) Building. Prof. Akrigg will speak on
'Garnett Sedgewick: The Man and His Achievement' to mark
the 60th anniversary of Prof. Sedgewick s appointment as
head of UBC's English department. Prof. Akrigg is a former
student and colleague of Prof. Sedgewick,
Volunteers are wanted to work in an arts and science exhibit.
The Extended i, at the Centennial Museum from Feb. \b to
May 19. The more than 40 exhibit areas include sound, optics, color, mathematics, holograms and sound sculptures.
Training begins Tuesday, Jan. 15, and volunteers are asked to
donate three hours a week of their time. For further information, contact the Arts and Sciences Centre office at City Hall,
A Festival of Religion and the Arts offers a variety of
musical events this week — Tuesday through Friday. Also of
musical interest, a concert Wednesday at 12:30 with
baritone Leslie Guinn and pianist Wallace Berry, Recital
Hall, Music Building.
On display now at UBC's Museum of Anthropology is Cycles:
The Graphic Art of Robert Davidson, Haida, which will
continue until February 3. Two new exhibits are on display:
Reflections of India: Paintings from the 17th to the 19th
Century and Rajasthan Artifacts Collected on a Field Trip
to Northwest India During the Summer of 1979. Both of
these will be in the museum until February 11.
The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday at 6393 Northwest Marine Dr.
A "touchable" exhibit experience for the visually handicapped is offered by the Museum of Anthropology. This program involves objects from Northwest Coast Indian cultures
and explanatory labels are provided in braille and on audio-
cassette tapes. The program will be offered on Jan. 15, 7-9
p.m.; and Jan. 19. 2-4 p.m Participation is by appointment
Please call 228-5087 for bookings.
Any drummers — and still more pipers — among faculty,
staff or students who are interested in playing on Friday after
noons 4-6 p.m. are asked to contact Edward Mornin, Germanic Studies, 228-5140.


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