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Fall Congregation 1992
Photo by Gavin Wilson
First-year science student Michelle McLeod examines a display of
marine life in one of her favorite biology labs. She is one ofthe young
women who now make up 50 per cent ofthefirst-year science class.
Women make history
with equal enrolment
in first-year science
By GAVIN WILSON
When one of her schoolteachers
said girls shouldn't go into science
because they're not good at math,
Michelle McLeod didn't listen. She'd
already decided to become a doctor.
Now McLeod, 17, is a member of a
landmark class at UBC. For the first
time in the university's history, 50 per
cent of all first-year science students
are female.
"It's surprising to come across that
Inside
AT WORK IN THE WOODS:
Designatedforestareas provide a living laboratory for
research forest director Don
Munro. Page 3
BOARDSHUFFLE: The government appoints two new
memberstoUBC'sBoardof
Governors. Page 3
THUNDERSTRUCK:
Thunderbirds take home
theirfourth consecutive soc-
cer championship. Page 7
mentality when there are so many options open to women these days,"
McLeod said of her former teacher. "I
think one the worst words you can say
to a person is 'can't.'"
She credits a positive attitude instilled by her family for giving her the
confidence to ignore the naysayers.
"From an early age they always
told me that I could do anything I
wanted," she said. Her interest in science was piqued by her father, a physics teacher at John Oliver high school.
McLeod is part of a trend at UBC
that has seen the number of women
enrolled in first-year science increase
from 35 per cent in 1985 to 45 per cent
last year.
"This year is the first time that
. women and men have been equally
represented among the ranks of incoming science students at UBC," said
Judith Myers, associate dean for the
Promotion of Women in Science.
Not only are they enrolling in record
numbers, female students are performing well in first-year math and science
courses, based on the results of last
year's classes, Myers said.
In eight of the 11 first-year math
courses offered at UBC, a slightly to
significantly higher proportion of
women received A grades than men.
See SCIENCE on Page 2
War, marriage, motherhood
and now a Master's degree
By CONNIE FILLETTI
Margaret Demeter likes her coffee cup filled to the brim. She likes
her life that way, too.
"I'm a very busy woman," says
the 77-year-old mother of five who
will receive a Master of Arts degree
in English at today's fall Congregation ceremonies.
It's a remarkable feat for a woman
who taught herself English with the
help of a dictionary after arriving in
Canada from Germany more than 40
years ago.
"I never had an English lesson in
my life before coming to UBC. If I
had studied English as a schoolgirl, I
would never have learned Latin,"
Demeter quipped.
Latin was necessary, she explained, because she had decided at
age 13 to become a lawyer.
Already trained as an elementary
schoolteacher, she suddenly found
her plans to pursue a law degree
sidelined by war, marriage and motherhood.
Then Demeter—who also speaks
Russian, German and Latvian — was
widowed, delaying her return to school
once more while she raised her young
family.
Demeter's move to Canada in 1951,
subsequent remarriage and struggle to
raise a new family, further frustrated
her desires for a higher education.
But everything changed when
Demeter returned to Germany for the
golden anniversary of her
high school
graduating
class in 1983.
Of the 19
women at the
reunion,
Demeter discovered that
several had
graduate degrees and one
was a medical
doctor.
"All      of
them had gone through the same fate
as I and had managed to go back to
university to earn degrees. I thought
that what they could do I could do,
too."
Two years later Demeter, once
again widowed, left Chilliwack,
which had been her home for 26
See LOVE on Page 2
Margaret Demeter (secondfrom right) as a 16-
year-old sorority sister in Latvia, 1933, and at her
high schoolreunion 50years later (inset).
Degrees granted to 1,350 graduates
By GAVIN WILSON
An engineer who designed the
Alex Fraser Bridge, an astronomer
who studied the galaxy's hot, blue
stars and the world's most-read Chinese novelist are being awarded honorary degrees at UBC's fall Congregation.
They will be joined by 1,350 UBC
graduates who are receiving academic degrees at two ceremonies to
be held today at the War Memorial
Gym.
Among those receiving honorary
degrees is Peter Buckland. president
ofthe Vancouver structural engineering company Buckland and Taylor
Ltd. He is one ofthe world's foremost
experts on the design and building of
long span bridges.
Buckland's company designed the
Alex Fraser bridge, which is the
world's largest cable-stayed bridge.
His company also built the world's
longest ore conveyer bridge and completed the world's first conversion of
a suspension bridge to a cable-stayed
bridge. He receives his degree at the
9:30 a.m. ceremony.
Another honorary degree recipient. Anne Underhill, is an honorary
professor of astronomy at UBC. During her 40 years of research, she
played a key role in laying the foundation for an understanding of the
hot, blue stars in our galaxy.
In 1970, she became chief of the
laboratory for optical astronomy at
See RECIPIENTS on Page 2
Chancellor-elect no stranger to UBC
By CONNIE FILLETTI
Robert H. Lee, a UBC graduate and
president of Prospero International
Realty Inc., has been elected chancellor of the University of British Columbia for a three-year term.
He will be installed as the university's 14th chancellor on June
25, 1993, succeeding Leslie R.
Peterson, who has served as chancellor since 1987.
Born in Vancouver in 1933,
Lee earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the university
in 1956, and was presented with a
distinguished alumnus award from
UBC in 1982.
He currently chairs the Vancouver Asian Advisory Panel of
the Bank of Montreal. He was
recently appointed to a three-year
term on the B.C. Police Commission.
Lee's numerous directorships include the Rick Hansen Man in Motion
World Tour Society, the B.C. Paraplegic Foundation, Wall Financial Corp.
and the Vancouver Board of Trade.
Lee is also a past director of the
Vancouver Port Corporation and of
the British Columbia Children's Hospital research division.
RobertLee
In addition to serving two terms as
a member of UBC's Board of Governors, he was a founding director ofthe
UBC Foundation.
Lee currently serves as a member
ofthe leadership committee of A World
of Opportunity, the university's
fundraising campaign. He has also
participated as a major donor to the
campaign, providing support for
the David C. Lam Management
Research Centre.
In 1990, Lee was invested as a
member of the Order of British
Columbia in recognition of his
outstanding achievements and
service to the province.
That same year he was honored
with the Businessperson of the Year
Award, sponsored by Chinese Edition Lifestyle Magazine, the Vancouver Board of Trade, the Hong
Kong Canada Business Association
and the Canada-Taiwan Trade Association.
Lee and his wife Lily, (UBC
Nursing '56), have four children,
who are also graduates of the university: Carol (B.Comm '81), Derek
(B.Comm '82), Leslie (B.Comm '84)
and Graham (B.Comm '87). 2 UBCREPORTS November26.1992
UBC ride shareprogram
gets a boost as car pool
match added to van fleet
Nurses practice 'spiritofhumility'
By ABE HEFTER
UBC, in partnership with the Jack
Bell Foundation, is expanding the university's ride share program for faculty and staff by boosting the number
of vans available, while adding a car
pool commuter matching service.
"Up to 80 vans are available for
UBC faculty and staff commuters,"
said Andrea Hale of the Jack Bell
Foundation, who is working out of
UBC on a part-time basis as coordinator of the university's ride share
program.
Six vans are currently on the road,
with service available to and from
Richmond, Tsawwassen, South Surrey, Coquitlam, North Delta and Surrey-North. Delta.
The Surrey-North Delta route is
the latest addition, with several seats
still available for prospective van
poolers. Pickup is at 7 a.m. at 121 st St.
in Surrey. The ride back from UBC at
the end of the day is at 4:30 p.m.
In addition, van pooling is available to White Rock and North Vancouver on a trial basis. It may become
permanent if there is enough demand.
Car pooling has been established
as. van pooling expands, said Hale.
When interest is shown in one particular area, but there aren't enough riders
to warrant putting a van into service,
efforts are made to get the rider into a
car pool in the interim.
"There is a lot of room for expan
sion in this program," she said. "We
expect to see service started up in
other areas, including White Rock,
when numbers warrant."
For more information on van pooling, call the Jack Bell Foundation at
925-9596.
Parking congestion across campus
will be eased considerably when the
West Parkade, with 1200 spaces, is
completed.
"Construction work, which began in
December of last year, is right on schedule," said John Smithman, director of
Parking and Security Services.
"We expect the parkade to be open
this month."
The parkade will have sophisticated equipment with links to existing
parkades. This will enable parking
attendants to quickly obtain information and direct drivers to areas where
parking is available if their parkade is
full.
The West Parkade will also be
equipped with video cameras for surveillance ofthe gates when there is no
attendant on duty.
The new parkade, built at a cost of
more than $10 million, has 12 spaces
designed to serve the needs of physically challenged drivers.
The completion of this parkade replenishes parking space in the area
which had been lost when the University Services Building was built last
year, said Smithman.
Love of reading led to
degree in English
Continued from Page 1
years, moved into a senior citizens
building in Vancouver's east end and
enrolled as an undergraduate student
in the Faculty of Arts.
She chose English as her major
because she loves to read, something
she inherited from her parents.
"My father had a good library at
home," Demeter recalled. "Every day
he would read to us. As a child, I
particularly enjoyed Dickens, Shakespeare, Goethe, Longfellow and Sir
Walter Scott. But Greek, Roman and
Nordic mythology were my favorites."
Even family hikes were an occasion to read. Demeter remembers that
a book was always packed into the
picnic basket.
Although she has decided not to
pursue a PhD, Demeter has no intentions of slowing down. Her next major
undertaking is to write her family history. She also wants to acquire a good
reading knowledge of French so that
she can read French authors in the
original language.
In the meantime, she is content to
indulge herself in her secret passion
— reading mystery novels.
UBC
United Because we Care.
"On behalf of the Board of Directors ofthe Society for Children
and Youth of B.C. I wish to thank
you for your kind donations. The
society is continuing to play a leading role in child abuse issues and
has a well-used Child Abuse Resource Centre. We are also taking
action in relation to child poverty
and helping to support the parent
resource centre movement in a variety of ways."
—Fran Grunberg, President
CAMPAIGN
ITDATi;
$215,525 donated
by 1,172 donors as
of Nov. 17. This
represents 75 per
cent ofthe
$280,000»oal
United Way
United Way    The way to help the most
By CONNIE FILLETTI
"They are our forgotten people."
That's how Dorothy-Lee Lowe
describes First Nations' senior citizens.
A fourth-year Nursing student and
member of the Six Nations Reserve,
Lowe wanted to help bring these people — her people — out of the social
isolation that was affecting their health.
The opportunity arose when UBC' s
Alumni Association agreed to fund a
fourth-year practicum project that
Lowe and classmates Lynn Price,
Andrea Mainer and Helene
Wackerman designed to meet the
health care needs of native seniors.
"Our approach was unique," said
Lowe. "It was the Indian approach.
We asked their permission to tell us
what they wanted us to do."
Since September, the students have
been working with a group of 35 seniors, ranging from 60 to 82 years of
age, who live in a Vancouver housing
complex for natives.
They believe that one ofthe greatest problems facing older natives is
that they refuse to use health care
services that don't fill their needs.
"Their main complaint is that doctors and hospital staff have very little
time for them, and that things are left
unexplained," Lowe said.
The students' strategy was to con
duct a health survey, asking seniors to
list their concerns. The seniors then
voted to decide which were their highest priorities.
Stress and arthritis topped the Ust,
giving the students the information
they required to provide the support
that the group not only needed, but
wanted.
The students hope the project will
continue after they graduate, and credit
the School of Nursing, and clinical
supervisor Christine Barker in par
ticular, for being supportive and encouraging of the project.
"You really don'tknow people until
you walk with them," Lowe said of
working with the seniors. "That requires heart, patience, commitment
and time. We went into the group with
total respect for them. We had the
spirit of humility."
In return, Lowe said, every one of
the seniors were medicine for her and
her classmates.
'They taught us."
Photo by Gavin Wilson
Nursing students Helene Wackerman, left, Dorothy-Lee Lowe and
Lynn Price led an innovative new project that helped meet the health
care needs of First Nations seniors.
Recipients have history of achievement
Continued from Page 1
the Goddard Space Flight Centre in
Maryland. Her stay there culminated
in the 1978 launching of the International Ultraviolet Explorer, a satellite
observatory which is the most successful, long-lived and powerful instrument ever
built for the ul-
t r a v i o 1 e t
spectroscopy of
stars. She received both her
bachelor's and
master's degrees from
UBC.
The    third
honorary degree
recipient, Louis Cha, of Hong Kong,
is the world's most widely read Chinese novelist. He has written more
than 15 novels, many of which have
been translated and adapted for television and fdm.
An honorary professor of Chinese literature at the University
of Hong Kong, Cha has written
several academic books on Chinese history and philosophy. He
Cha
Underhill
is also an essayist, translatqr and
the founder and publisher of Ming
Pao publications and founder of
the Shin Min
Daily News.
Both
Underhill and
Cha will receive
their degrees at
the 2:30 p.m.
ceremony.
Also at the
afternoon ceremony, Doug- '
las Hayward,
UBC professor emeritus of chemistry,
will receive the Faculty Citation
Award.
Presented by the UBC Alumni Association, the award recognizes faculty members who have given outstanding service to the general community in areas other than teaching
and research.
Hayward is well known throughout the province for promoting science to elementary school children.
At the 9:30 a.m. ceremony, academic degrees will be awarded in
Graduate Studies, Agricultural Sciences,
Family and Nutritional Sciences, Applied Science, Nursing, Architecture,
Commerce and Business Administration,
Dentistry, Education, Physical Education and Recreation, Forestry, Law, Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
As well, diplomas will be granted
in Periodontics and Education.
At the 2:30 p.m. ceremony, degrees will be presented in Graduate
Studies, Arts, Music, Social Work and
Science. Also awarded will be diplomas in Applied Creative Non-fiction,
Applied Linguistics, Art
History, Film
and Television
Studies, French
Translation,
and Meteorology-
Immediately following
the afternoon
ceremony,
graduates and guests are invited to
attend the third annualLights of Learning reception on the Sedgewick Library plaza.
Buckland
Science often perceived as too difficult
Continued from Page 1
And in 10 of the 11 math courses, a
slightly to significandy lower proportion of women failed.
"There is no indication that women
cannot do math," Myers said.
A similar trend is evident in chemistry, biology and physics courses at
UBC, where women did as well as
men, with a slight overall tendency for
fewer women to fail.
Myers said the most striking difference in the backgrounds of male and
female science students is that fewer
women study physics in high school.
"The success of women in first
year science courses last year certainly indicated that they are every bit
as able as males to succeed in science," she said. "But, by not taking
Grade 12 physics, women are jeop
ardizing their future success in university physics courses."
In 1990-91, only 24 per cent of
students taking physics 12 were
women, a statistic reflected in UBC
physics course enrolment.
Myers said that some ofthe reasons
why women shy away from high
school physics may include the perception that it is too difficult, that
women receive poor advice from parents or teachers, or that physics may
not be taught in a way that makes it
relevant, interesting or understandable
to women.
In Applied Science, another faculty that has worked to increase
enrolment of women, 18.5 percent
of first-year engineeering students
are female, down slightly from
last year, when 21 per cent of new
students were women.
"Hopefully, this is a minor fluctuation and we will make it up
next year," said Sarah Dench, coordinator of a joint project of
Applied Science and the Women
Students' Office to promote
women in engineering.
Dench said this year's figures still
represent a major improvement over
past years. According to statistics released by the provincial government,
women usually accounted for less than
10 per cent of B .C. engineering school
graduates during the 1980s.
"We are still pleased with the increase and expect it will continue,"
Dench said. "When you have 450 to
500 students in first year, even four or
five women can make a difference in
the percentage." UBCREPORTS November26.1992
Governmentshuffles
UBCboardmembers
The provincial government has
appointed two new members to UBC's
Board ofGovernors, Vancouver lawyer Thomas Berger and Shirley Chan,
manager of non-market housing for
the City of Vancouver.
They replace Asa Johal and Richard
Nelson, who were asked to resign midterm by Advanced Education Minister Tom Perry in order to make way for
the new appointments.
Johal, president and CEO of Terminal
Forest Products Ltd., was appointed to
the board in 1990 and is president ofthe
International Punjabi Society ofB.C. Johal
holds an honorary Doctor of Laws from
UBC and is a recipient of the Order of
Canada and the Order of B.C.. His term
was to expire next April.
A UBC graduate, Nelson is the
former chair and CEOof B.C. Packers
Ltd. and was appointed to the board in
1987. His second term was due to
expire in JDecember 1993.
"I am very sorry to see Asa Johal
and Dick Nelson leave the UBC Board
of Governors," said UBC President
David Strangway.
'These two outstanding individu
als served the university and the people of the province very effectively
and were highly representative of their
respective communities."
Strangway said he understood the
government's desire to have its own
appointees on the board, but regretted
that the minister asked two current
members to resign in order to do so.
"We will work hard with the two
new members to bring them up to
speed on university activities quickly
and we look forward to their participation on the board," Strangway added.
In other changes, UBC faculty have
elected Dennis Pavlich, a professor of
Law, and William Cullen, a professor
of Chemistry, to the board.
Pavlich will be serving a second
three-year term. He was first elected
to the board in 1990.
He received both his undergraduate
and LL.B degrees from the University of
Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South
Africa. He earned an LLM degree from
Yale University law School in 1975.
Cullen received his B.Sc and M.Sc at
the University of Otago, New Zealand
and his PhD at Cambridge University.
Candle lighting ceremony
to honor slain women
HEAVE-HO
Photo by Gavin Wilson
With a mighty shove, the Canadian Coast Guard rolls a 1,000-kilogram sandstone boulder into a sling in
preparation for its move from Towers Beachto the M.Y. Williams Geological Museum. The 90-million-
y ear-oldboulder was then lifted by helicopter to Spanish Banks and trucked to the museum, where staff
will conduct tests to determine the species andage ofpetrified wood embedded in it. Museum curator Joe
Nagel said the move will allow more people to admire this unusual specimen while protecting it from
vandalism. The Greater Vancouver Regional District and the UBCFire Departmentalso assisted.
A series of commemorations in
honor of 14 women slain at Montreal ' s Ecole Polytechnique three years
ago will take place on campus Dec. 4.
Suzanne Laplante-Edward, whose
daughter was one of the victims, will
speak on violence in society in the
Student Union Building auditorium
from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
A candle lighting ceremony will
take place in front ofthe Ladner Clock
Tower at 12:30 p.m., followed by a
procession to the SUB.
Laplante-Edward will share her
memories of the 14 women at a second
candle lighting ceremony in the SUB
ballroom from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. The
audience will then be invited to express
their thoughts during an open mike session from 1:30 to 2 p.m.
For more information, call the
Women Students' Office at 822-2415.
Vice-presidentofResearch
reappointed for five years
Robert Miller, vice-president of Research, has been reappointed to a second five-year term by UBC' s Board of
Governors.
Miller is responsible for the promotion, development and management
of research activities on campus, as
well as liaison with government, industry and other agencies.
Profile
He joined UBC's Dept. of Microbiology in 1971, was named head of
the department in 1982, and dean of
the Faculty of Science in 1985. He has
held his current position since 1988.
Miller is also president of Discovery Parks, which develops and manages research parks in the province,
including UBC's south campus.
Miller
Research forest director sunounded by talent and trees
By ABE HEFTER
It's certainly larger than your average university laboratory.
The Malcolm Knapp Research Forest: 5,000
hectares at Maple Ridge dedicated to research,
education and demonstration in the practice of
forestry.
It's also the academic home of Don Munro,
whose teaching and research has cut across the
areas of computer applications in forest growth,
and integrated resource management. As director of UBC's two research forests, Munro
also guides the operations at the Alex Fraser
Research Forest at Williams Lake.
For the past 10 years, Munro has opened the
doors of his "laboratory" to hundreds of research projects, ranging from field trips to the
establishment of alternative harvesting systems.
The logistical challenge that goes along with the
job has only managed to whet his appetite. What
has satisfied it has been working with some ofthe
best in the forestry business.
"I am surrounded by a talented and dedicated staff that knows every nook and cranny of
the forest, not to mention scientists, graduate
students and researchers from different disciplines who are eager to exchange information."
Although Munro graduated from UBC with
a BSF degree in 1960, his academic career
didn't lead directly to Maple Ridge. Along with
his wife and daughter, he embarked on a cultural and professional odyssey through Peru
that led them through the Amazon jungle and
other parts of South America.
"I took a two-year leave of absence from
UBC to accept the challenge of starting and
directing a new master's program at the National Agrarian University for the University of
Photo by Cheryl Power
Don Munro foresees closer collaboration among scientists from different disciplines at
both the Malcolm Knapp and Alex Fraser research forests.
Toronto," explained Munro.
His experience in South America was so enriching that he seriously considered leaving the
academic world to continue travelling and working as a consultant. However, those thoughts
were interrupted by a phone call from Vancouver. At the other end ofthe line was an invitation
from UBC to return as director of the Malcolm
Knapp Research Forest.
Havingbeen named acting directorofthe research
forest in 1982, Munro already had an opportunity to
experience the job and see what was involved.
It didn't take long for him to decide.
"When the chance came to direct the research
forest, I jumped at the opportunity. As fulfilling
as my experiences were abroad, there was absolutely no doubt in my mind that I would accept
the position at UBC."
Under Munro's lead, a second research forest
was put into operation at Williams Lake.
"It was always my desire to see a research
forest up and running in the interior, and in 1986,
we successfully started up the Alex Fraser Research Forest, which covers 9,000 hectares,"said
Munro.
"More than 60 research projects are currently
on the go there, under the guidance of manager
Ken Day."
In addition to his role as director ofthe research
forests, Munro is wearing a new hat: as director of
the faculty's international forestry program.
"Members of the faculty possess considerable experience that is in demand around the
world. This experience is now being made
available to interested parties in government,
industry, and the private sector, through international forestry programs."
Munro believes .the future at both research
forests is great, with significant research contributions being made by UBC, Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, different levels of
government, and private industry.
For 1991-92, Munro and his staff set out to
developharvesting systems otherthanclearcutting,
while monitoring the long-term effects of these
systems. Several alternative harvest systems have
been examined, and Munro calls the results very
encouraging, from a silvicultural, economic and
esthetic point of view.
"We are using geographic information systems to determine where these harvesting systems may be applicable, and to assess their
effects on sustainable timber harvests."
Munro said the highest priority for the research
forests continues to be the installation and maintenance of significant research projects.
"Although the addition of a substantial
number of research projects continues at a
strong pace, the timber harvest at both forests
has never been lower. That has been one of my
key objectives. With more of an emphasis on
silviculture, the level of planted managed stands
has increased dramatically.
"We will continue to follow management
and harvesting strategies that permit flexibility
to respond to research needs." 4 UBCREPORTS November 26.1»92
November 29-
December12
FRIDAY, NOV. 27    |
SeminarOn Employment
Opportunities In Heng Kong
The Vocational Training Council of Hong
Kong will be hiring staff for two new technical colleges offering sub-degree level
courses in the various areas of modem
technology. The colleges will admit their
first students in 93-94. Graduate Centre
Ballroom from 6-9pm. Call 822-4989/
2028.
SUNDAY, NOV. 29   j
Music Concert
UBC Choral Union. Eric Hannan, director. Music Recital Hall at 8pm. Admission
free. Call 822-3113.
MONDAY, NOV. 30   j
Pharmacology/Therapeutics
Seminar
Clinico-Pathological Correlations In Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Wayne Moore,
Neuropathology, Pathology, Vancouver
General Hospital. University Hospital
G279 from 12-1 pm. Call 822-6980.
Germanic Studies Reading
Heidi von Bom, honorary doctor, Swedish
writer, UVic. Buchanan Penthouse at
12:30pm. Call 822-5119.
Plant Science Seminar
Postharvest Water Relations And Broccoli - A Fresh
View. Dr. P. Toivonen,
Agriculture Canada,
Agassiz Research Station.
MacMillan 318D from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-8233.
Astronomy Seminar
Pre-Main-Sequence Lithium Depletion In
TheHyades. Fritz Swenson, UVic. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Coffee at
3:30pm. Call 822-2696/2267.
Mechanipal Engineering
Seminar
Dynamics And Control Of Flexible Orbiting Structures. Anant K.S. Grewel, PhD
student. Civil/Mechanical Engineering
1202 from 3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-6200/4350.
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Administration Building. For more information call 822-3131. The next edition of UBC Reports will be published December 10.
Notices exceeding 35 words may be edited. The number of items for each faculty or department will be limited to four per issue.
Applied Mathematics
Colloquium
An Analytical And Experimental Study Of
Nonlinear Internal Waves In A Rotating
Fluid. Dr. Dominique Renouard, Institute
of Mechanics, Grenoble, France. Mathematics 203 at 3:45pm. Call 822-4584.
TUESDAY, DEC. 1
Women And Law Forum
Forum On Gender And Justice. Lynn
Smith, dean of Law; Susan Boyd, visiting
incumbent of UBC's chair in Women and
Law. Waterfront Centre Hotel MacKenzie
Room from 5:30-8:30pm. Light buffet
supper; tickets $50. Call 822-9490.
World AIDS Day Concert
Elektra Women's Choir. Museum of Anthropology Great Hall at 7:30pm. Call
822-5087.
Faculty Women's Club
Christmas Boutique And Luncheon. Cecil
Green Park House at 10am. Reservations required; babysitting available. Call
222-1983.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Seminars
Synthetic Models Of The Calcium/
Calmodulin Interaction. Dr. Ron Reid, assoc.
prof. IRC #4 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2051.
Sepsis Syndrome. Dr. N. Amarshi, Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Cunningham 160 from 4:30-5:30pm. Call
822-2051.
Botany Seminar
Studies Of The Uptake Of Silicate By
Rice. Meg Stookey, PhD candidate,
Botany. BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
Artificial Hydrolytic
Metalloenzymes. Dr. Jik
Chin, Chemistry, McGill
U., Montreal, Que. Chemistry South Block 250 at
1pm. Refreshments at
12:50pm. Call 822-3266.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Regulation Of Bacularvirus Early Gene
Expression. Dr. Dave Theilmann, Research Scientist, Agriculture Canada. IRC
#3 from 4:30-5:30pm. Refreshments at
4:20pm. Call 822-5312.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2J
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
TBA - Clinical Epidemiology. Chair: Dr.
Robert W. McGraw. Eye Care Centre
Auditorium at 7am. Call 875-4646.
Music Lecture
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Music Recital
Hall at 12:30pm. Admission free. Call
822-5574.
Anatomy Seminar
Muscle Spindle Ultrastructure: Fact And
Artifact. Dr. William K. Ovalle, Anatomy.
Friedman 37 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
822-2059.
Microbiology Seminar
Molecular Genetics Of
Huntingtons Disease. Dr.
Michael Hayden, Medical
Genetics. Wesbrook 201
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
822-3308.
French Lecture
La Violence Dans La Litterature
Quebecoise. Jane Tilley. Buchanan
Tower 799 at 2pm. Call 822-4025.
Ecology Seminar
Energetics, Predation Risk And Reproductive Efficiency In Arctic And Alpine
Ptarmigan. Kathy Martin, CWS. Human Nutrition 60 at 4:30pm. Call 822-
'2387.
THURSDAYiDEC;3j
Music Concert
UBC Contemporary Players. Guest: Sir
Peter Maxwell Davies. Music Recital Hall
at 12:30pm. Admission free. Call 822-
3113.
MOA Documentary Film Series
A Musical Accuracy: A Fiction At The
Heart Of Documentary. TrinhT. Minh-ha.
MQseum of Anthropology Great Hall at
7:30pm. Call 822-5087.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Seminar
Insulin Stimulated Serine/Threonine
Protein Kinases In Rat Skeletal Muscles. Yong Jiang Hei. Family/Nutritional Sciences 60 from 12-1pm. Call
822-2692.
Geological Science Seminar
Series
Peanut Butter Club. GeoSciences 330A
at 12:30pm. Call 822-2449.
UBC International Forum
Series
Sustainability And Competitiveness: Intersecting Pathways For Canada's Future Prosperity. Arthur J. Hanson, president/CEO, International Institute for
Sustainable Development (USD). IRC
#5 from 12:30-2:30pm. Call 822-4401.
Counselling Psychology
Colloquium
Teaching Cultural Competencies For Clients: Simulation And Role Play. Dr. Marv
Westwood. Counselling Psychology 102
from 12:45-1:45pm. Call 822-5259.
PhysicsColloquium
Micro-Gravity Engineering Test Bed:
World's Biggest Roller Coaster. Harold
Davis, Physics. Hennings 201 at 4pm.
Call 822-3853.
CICSR Distinguished Lecture
Series
Formal Methods: Power For Professionals. Dr. Martyn Thomas, chairman, Praxis
PLC. IRC #6 from 4-5:30pm. Call 822-
6894.
FRIDAY, DEC. 4     \
Christmas Concert
University Chamber Singers. Cortland
Hultberg, director. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. Admission free. Call 822-3113.
Obstetrics/Gynaecology Grand
Rounds
Fetal Echocardiography: The Rotterdam
Experience. Dr. Patricia Stewart, Academic Hospital Rotterdam. University
Hospital Shaughnessy Site D308 at 8am.
Call 875-3266.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Virus Infection And Chronic Lung Dis-'
ease. Dr. J.C. Hogg, prof, of Pathology,
director, Pulmonary Research Laboratory, St. Paul's Hospital. G.F. Strong
Auditorium at 9am. Call 875-2118.
Health Care/Epidemiology
Grand Rounds
Comparison Of Canadian And Australian
Health Care Systems. Dr. Anne Crichton,
prof, emerita, Health Care/Epidemiology.
James Mather 253 from 9-10am. Call
822-2772.
Chemical Engineering Weekly
Seminar
Pyrolysis And Melting Of Lignin. Dr. K.C.
Teo, adjunct prof., Chemical Engineering. ChemEngineering 206 at 3:30pm.
Call 822-3238.
SATURDAY, DEC. 5 |
Vancouver institute Saturday
Night Lecture
Towards      A      Post-
Columbian World:
Multiculturalism, History
And Contemporary Art.
Lucy Lippard, art critic,
historian, author,  New
York. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Co-sponsors:
The Dal Grauer Memorial Lectures/The
Vancouver Art Gallery. Call 822-3131.
Pharmacology/Therapeutics
Seminar
TBA. Dr. Stan Hashimoto, Neurology,
Medicine. University Hospital G279 from
12-1pm. Call 822-6980.
Centre For Japanese Research
Seminar
Some Thoughts On The Future Model Of
Japanese Human Resources. Masao
Hanaoka, visiting prof., Institute of Business Research, Daito Bunka U., Japan.
Asian Centre 604 from 12:30-2pm. Call
822-4688/6315.
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
Surface Chemistry Of Water. Dr. Patricia
A. Thiel, Chemistry, Ames Laboratory,
Iowa State U. Chemistry South Block 250
at 1pm. Refreshments at 12:50pm. Call
822-3266.
TUESDAY, DEC. 8
Botany Seminar
Carbon And Cofactor Partitioning In Oil
Seeds. Dr. David Dennis, Queen's U.,
Kingston, Ontario. BioSciences2000from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
WEDNESDAY, DEC.9J
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Current Concepts In Congenital
Pseudarthrosis Tibia. Fat Embolism In
An Adolescent A Case Presentation.
Chair: Dr. RobertW. McGraw. Guest: Dr.
Stephen J. Tredwell, BC Children's Hospital. ■ Eye Care Centre Auditorium at
7am. Call 875-4646.
Applied Mathematics
Colloquium
Convective Transport And Mixing In Fluid
Mechanics: A Dynamical Systems Approach. Prof. Stephen Wiggins, Applied
Mechanics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. Mathematics 203
at 3:45pm. Call 822-4584.
THURSDAY, DEC. 10 \
Campus Planning/
Development Public Meeting
Topic: Main Mall, North End, Chan Shun
Centre, Art Gallery, Marine Parkade, Cecil
Green College. Old Administration Board &
Senate Room from 7-9pm. Cail 822-8228.
FRIDAY, DEC. 11     \
Obstetrics/GynaecologyGrand
Rounds
The Status Of The Human Fetus. Dr.
Fred Bryans/Dr. Alister Browne, both in
Biomedical Ethics. University Hospital
Shaughnessy Site D308 at 8am. Call
875-3265.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Camp Elsewhere - An Alternative To Hospital Care? Dr. RogerTonkin, assoc. prof,
of Paediatrics, head of Adolescent Health,
Sunnyhill Hospital. G.F. Strong Auditorium at 9am. Call 875-2118.
Social Evening For Asianists
Christmas At The Asian
Centre. Asian Centre Auditorium at 4pm. Free entertainment, refreshments,
door prizes, etc. Call 822-
4688.
NOTICES
Christmas Sale
Shop-ln-The-Garden. UBC Botanical
Garden daily from 11 am-5pm. Call 822-
4529.
Orchid Sale
Horticulture Greenhouse every Monday UBCREPORTS November26.1992       5
November29-
December 12
from December-February between
8:30am and 3:30pm. Call 822-3283.
CampusTours
School and College Liaison Office Friday
morning tours for prospective UBC students. Reserve one week in advance.
Call 822-4319.
UBC Speakers Bureau
Would your group like to know more about
topics ranging from genetic modelling:
the new science to computers-of-the-fu-
ture? Choose from more than 400 topics.
Call 822-6167 (24 hr. ans. machine).
Executive Programmes
Business Seminars. Nov. 30-Dea 1: Assertiveness for Managers, $495. Dec. 3:
Legal Update for Corporate Officer and Directors, $395. Dec. 7-8: Profit and Gain
Sharing, $795. Dec. 7-11: Essential Management Skills, $1375. Call 822-8400.
Fine Arts Gallery
Tues.-Fri. from 10am-5pm.
Saturdays 12-5pm. Free
admission. Main Library.
Call 822-2759.
VolunteerOpportunity
University Hospital
UBC Site invites friendly help to join the
Volunteer Services group to staff the gift
shop, visit patients and participate in other
programs. Call Dianne at 822-7384.
Sexual Harassment Office
Advisors are available to discuss questions or concerns and are prepared to
help any member of the UBC community
who is being sexually harassed find a
satisfactory resolution. Call Margaretha
Hoek at 822-6353.
Statistical Consulting/
Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the Department of
Statistics to provide statistical advice to
faculty and graduate students working on
researoh problems. Forms for appointments available in Ponderosa Annex C-
210. Call 822-4037.
Surplus Equipment Recycling
Facility(SERF)
Disposal of all surplus items. Currently
offering misc. fall specials. Every Wednesday, 12-5pm. Task Force Bldg., 2352
Health Sciences Mall. Call Rich at 822-
2813/2582.
Friends of Bill W.
The Village Group meets
every Thursday from
12:30-1:30pm in the Lutheran Centre. Call 822-
4872.
Clinical Research Support
Group
Faculty of Medicine data analysts supporting clinical research. To arrange a
consultation, call Laura Slaney, 822-4530.
Professional Fitness Appraisal       High Blood PressureClinic
Administered by Physical Education and
Recreation through the John M. Buchanan
Fitness and Research Centre. Students
$40, others $50. Call 822-4356.
Home Economics Study
Volunteers (especially men) who have
taken Home Economics courses in the
last 20 years are needed for a nation-wide
study on the usefulness of these courses.
Completion of questionnaire required. All
information will be confidential. Call Dr.
Linda Peterat at 822-4808.
Child Studies Research
Is your baby between 2 and 22 months?
Join UBC's Child Studies Research Team
for lots of fun. Call Dr. Baldwin at 822-8231.
Psychiatry Research Studies
Medication Treatment For
People With Depression.
Call Annie Kuan/Dr. R. A.
Remick at 822-7321.
Medication Treatment For
People With Winter Depression. Call
Arvinder Grewal/Dr. R. Lam at 822-7321.
BehaviourStudy
Do you check or clean too much? Psychology is looking for people who repeatedly check (e.g. locks, stoves) or clean
excessively to participate in a study. Call
822-7154/9028.
Adult volunteers needed to participate in
drug treatment studies. Call Dr. J. Wright
in Medicine at 822-7134 or RN Marion
Barker at 822-7192.
Drug Research Study
Male and female volunteers required for Genital
Herpes Treatment Study.
Sponsoring physician: Dr.
Stephen Sacks, Medicine/
Infectious Diseases.  Call
822-7565.
Heart/Lung Response Study
At rest and during exercise. Volunteers
aged 35 years and more and of all fitness
levels required. No maximal testing;
scheduled at your convenience. Call
Marijke Dallimore, School of Rehab. Medicine, 822-7708.
Jock Itch Study
Volunteers 18-65 years of age are needed
to attend 5 visits over an 8-week period.
Honorarium: $100 to be paid upon completion. Call Dermatology at 874-6181.
Faculty/Staff Non-Contact
Hockey
Faculty/staff members over 50 years of
age and interested in playing recreational,
non-contact hockey are invited to come to
the UBC arena on Monday evenings from
5:15-6:30pm. Call Lew Robinson at 224-
4785.
Faculty/Staff Badminton Club
Fridays from 6:30-8:30pm in Gym A
of the Robert Osborne Centre. Cost
is $15 plus library card. Call John at
822-6933.
Late Afternoon Curling
Space available at
Thunderbird Winter Sports
Centre from 5-7:15pm.
Beginners and experienced curlers welcome.
Phone Alex at 738-7698 or
Paul (evenings) at 224-0835.
Pacific Spirit Regional Park
Programs
Autumn program brochures are now available for all-ages as well as children's
recreational/nature-study outings. Pick
up from the Park Centre at 16th, west of
Blanca or the GVRD main office in
Burnaby. Call 432-6350.
Botanical Garden
Open daily from 10am-6pm. Free winter
admission in effect. Call 822-4208.
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Restoration
The restoration of the
Nitobe Garden to its original character is taking
place until March 31/93.
During this period, the garden will be closed to the
public. Call 822-8228.
Status of Women committee seeks diversity in new members
By CONNIE FILLETTI
UBC is seeking new members for the
President's Advisory Committee on the
Status of Women.
"Membership requires an awareness of women's concerns on campus,
and a commitment to improving the
university's environment for women,
enabling equality in the pursuit of education and career progress," said Florence Ledwitz-Rigby, advisor to President David Strangway on women and
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gender relations.
She is encouraging all levels of staff,
faculty and students to apply to ensure fair
representation ofthe campus community.
"Individuals who feel that their concerns, or the concerns of the groups that
they belong to, have not been heard on
campus are especially wanted," Ledwitz-
Rigby said.
FirstconvenedlastFebruary,thecorn-
mittee has met with university adminis
trators to identify and discuss issues of
concern to women.
Ledwitz-Rigby said that issues relating to staff training and development,
UBC's sexual harassment policy and
personal safety features in new campus
building designs have been addressed
by the committee.
She believes that the committee also
provides a forum for communication
among a diversity of women at the uni-
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
University of British Columbia
Call for nominations
AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
The University of British Columbia established Awards for
Excellence in Teaching in 1989.  Awards are made by the
Faculty of Science to UBC faculty, lecturers and laboratory
instructors who are selected as outstanding teachers.
We are seeking input from UBC Alumni, and current and
former students.
Deadline for nominations:  February 1, 1993
Nominations should be accompanied by supporting
statements and the nominator s name, address and
telephone number.   Please send nominations to:
Chair, Faculty of Science
Excellence in Teaching Award,
c/o Office of the Dean of Science,
R 1505, 6270 University Boulevard,
University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
FAX (604)822-5558
versity, who may not otherwise be aware
ofthe issues each face.
"Some issues such as safety and sexual
harrasment are common regardless of
your status on campus," she explained.
"Others like training and opportunities for career progress are quite unique.
But even common issues are experienced
differently by women in different jobs or
those who are students. New members
help the committee to enlarge the cross-
communication that's necessary."
Ledwitz-Rigby said that nominations
should identify the nominee's affiliations,
if any. Members will be asked to serve for
a one-year term.
Deadline for submissions is Jan. 15,
1993. Individuals may submit their own
applications, or others may nominate them
for committee membership.
For more information, call 822-8204.
Boardapproves
salary increase
UBC's Board of Governors has
approved a 2.5 percent general salary
increase for management and professional staff (M&P), retroactive to July
1, 1992. The increase will appear on
the end of November paycheque.
In accordance with guidelines established by the provincial government's Compensation Fairness Program. M&P staff who earn $79,000 or
more will receive the pay increase
retroactive to August 1, 1992.
There are approximately 1,100 full-
and part-time M&P staff employed at
UBC. Last year's salary increase was
5.74 per cent, plus benefits improvements. THE
UNIVERSITY OF
BRITISH
COLUMBIA
MAIN MALL: NORTH END
Chan Shun Centre, Art Gallery, Marine Parkade, Cecil Green College
The Main Mall - North End concept outlines what the form of this area will be after construction is complete in 1995.
Objectives
□ to site the Performing Arts Centre,
Art Gallery, and a new parking
structure in a manner which
completes the north end of the
Main Mall, functionally and
esthetically;
□ to implement pedestrian and
vehicular concepts outlined in the
Main Campus Plan;
□ to resolve the problematic traffic
intersections across Marine Drive;
□ to give pedestrians priority in
crossing Marine Drive;
□ to establish a coherent pedestrian
and vehicular movement system
that provides a sense of address to
buildings and spaces in the area;
□ to utilize the Chan Shun Centre as a
major "entrance piece" to the
campus; to link it with the other
cultural facilities and take advantage of the views to the forest and
sea;
□ to retain important tree stands,
gardens, and landscape elements;
□ to provide a central parking facility
serving surrounding buildings;
□ to upgrade the end of Main Mall,
the Rose Garden, and the public
spaces overlooking the ocean.
The Street System
Crescent Road will be straightened to
run from Main Mall directly to the
School of Law, creating the site for
the new Chan Shun Centre. East Mall
will be redirected to meet Cecil Green
Park Road at Marine Drive;The
complex intersection of Marine Drive,
Chancellor Boulevard, Crescent Road,
East Mall and Cecil Green Park Road
will be simplified. Cecil Green Park
Road will remain dead-ended at the
service yard of the Museum of
Anthropology with surface parking
removed only to accommodate the
construction of Green College. Access
to the new underground parking
structure will be from a drive flanking
the Anthropology and Sociology
Building from the east end of the
Museum parking lot and from
Crescent Road adjacent to the
Theatres. In general, the amount of
hard surfaced road and parking lot
pavement is reduced and natural
ground cover increased.
Pedestrian Crossings
the same lane), and set up a major
pedestrian walkway across Marine
Drive at the Main Mall, controlled by
stop signs or traffic lights.
The Great North Lawn
The existing pedestrian crossings of
Marine Drive are not satisfactory. The
road is much wider than it needs to
be, which encourages speeding and
unsafe pedestrian crossings. The
intersections at Crescent Road are
dominated by automobile movement.
The Crescent Road/Marine Drive/
Chancellor Boulevard crossing in
particular is confusing for both cars
and pedestrians.
The immediate proposal is to develop
these intersections for better pedestrian crossing, to narrow Marine
Drive (in such a way as to permit
sidewalks on both sides of the street,
parallel parking on either side of the
Main Mall access, and one lane each
about 4 metres wide to permit space
for both bicycles and automobiles on
The grading, planting and path
systems are arranged to create a
grassed area along Marine Drive
linking the upper and lower sides of
Marine Drive. A similar forepiece was
a feature of the original Campus Plan
in 1914, representing a long-standing
tradition of universities. In this case
the idea is modified to fit the natural
character of UBC. Both sides of
Marine Drive pass from a forested
landscape into the wedged opening to
the.sea. This not only allows a clear
reading of the campus identity along
Marine Drive, but is also a unifying
feature linking the primary cultural
and academic facilities in the area: the
Faculty Club, the Museum of
Anthropology, Cecil Green House, Cecil
Green College, the Rose Garden, the Chan
Shun Centre and the Art Gallery.
North End Projects
Source: 1992 Main Campus Plan
For additional information contact: Campus Planning & Development, K. Laird-Burns, 822-8228
Marine Drive Parkade
Several hundred cars will be accommodated under the Flag Plaza, Rose Garden,
Marine Drive, and the north side of Marine
Drive. This will serve the general parking
demand for the north campus, as well as
the requirements for convenient parking for
the Museum, Theatres, Art Gallery, Cecil
Green College and the Faculty Club. This
Parkade will include an enlarged and
improved Rose Garden, pedestrian paths,
and public lighting systems. Planning for
this project is now underway.
Cecil Green College
This facility will provide residential and
resource space for approximately 100
graduate and post-doctoral fellows. The
layout has both a public face and a secluded
courtyard. The public face relates to
Marine Drive and to the extension of the
East Mall. The scheme incorporates the
existing stand of trees within an inner
quadrangle in the collegiate tradition. The
existing house is incorporated into the
complex. The project is currently under
construction with completion expected in
late 1993.
Morris & Helen Belkin Art Gallery
The Gallery will establish a more visible
presence and enlarge its contribution to the
cultural life of the University and
Vancouver. The Art Gallery will be located
diagonally opposite the Chan Shun Centre,
and is sited to reinforce the Main Mall, the
Flag Plaza and the arrival space in front of
the Faculty Club. Construction is expected
to be complete by late 1994.
Chan Shun Centre
This new Concert and Assembly Hall along
with movie and black box theatres will meet
the University's needs for ceremonial
functions, music and theatre programs. It
will set up the entrance to the campus from
lower Marine Drive and Chancellor Boulevard. It flanks and reinforces the Main Mall
with a series of terraces which link back to
the Flag Plaza. The design will respect the
topographical character of the site, the
existing vegetation, and view planes. The
design is underway, with completion
expected in mid-1995. UBCREPORTS November26.1992
People
DeanofArtstochairB.C.BuildingsCorporationboard
Dean of Arts Patricia Marchak
has been appointed chair of the B .C.
Buildings Corporation's board of
directors.
E stab -
lishedinl976,
the Crown
corporation
provides accommodation
and real estate
services to the
provincial
government.
As the
largest real estate organization in
the province, the corporation's portfolio includes more than 3,400buildings containing more than 23 million square feet of accommodation
in almost every community in B.C..
Appointments to the nine-member board are for one-year terms.
Paul LeBlond, director of
the Program in Earth and Ocean
Sciences and a professor of
Marchak
Physics and Oceanography, received an honorary degree from
Memorial University in St.
John's, Nfld., on Oct. 31.
LeBlond is also a program
leader with the Ocean Production
Enhancement Network (OPEN),
one of the national Networks of
Centres of Excellence.
OPEN is exploring ways
Canada can improve management
of its fisheries and is also developing new techniques in molecular genetics and advanced instrumentation for physical oceanography.
LeBlond studied at Laval and
McGill before taking his PhD at
UBC in 1964. He became a faculty member in 1965, and has
since served as head of the Dept.
of Oceanography and as associate dean of the Faculty of Science.
Friesen
Margaret Friesen, head of the
Interlihrary Loan Division, has added
the management of the Main Library
Information Desk/Concourse to her
duties.
The Main Library Information Desk/Concourse is the
central information and referral
centre for the library system.
The information
desk is staffed
by librarians
and senior library assistants from
throughout the library system.
Friesen, who has worked at the
UBC Library since 1970, is also manager of the B.C. Post Secondary
Interlihrary Loan Network.
•••••••••••
Diana Cooper, a reference librarian in the Fine Arts Library, has won a
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Garden Recognition Award
for 1992.
Cooper's English country garden
at her South Granville home was one
of a handful of residential entries recognized for their design. Cooper has
been nurturing her garden for 20 years
and is the third generation of her family to do so.
The city introduced the garden recognition awards this year with the
intention that they be presented every
two years.
Cooper's cartoons also appear in
UBC Reports from time to time.
UBC Access staff member
Christopher Crowley is the 1993 Canadian recipient ofthe Commonwealth
Relations Trust Bursary for educational broadcasters.
Crowley is one of 16 bursary recipients from various Commonwealth
countries funded each year by the
Commonwealth Relations Trust to
take a three-month, independent
work-study project in educational
broadcasting in the United Kingdom.
The award is presented in Canada
by the Association for
Media and
Technology
in Education
in Canada
(AMTEC).
Crowley,
a distance
education
media specialist, is responsible for directing and producing educational videos to deliver
courses in Arts, Nursing and Agricultural Sciences.
He holds a BSc in Agricultural
Sciences and a diploma in Film/
Television Studies, both from UBC.
His three-month study project begins in April, 1993.
Crowley
Thunderbirds1 overtime victory
clinchesCIAUsoccerchampionship
By ABE HEFTER
UBC s dominance in men's soccer
continues.
The Thunderbirds beat Hamilton's
McMaster University 3-2 in overtime
for their fourth straight Canadian
Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU)
soccer championship, and their seventh in the last nine years.
Forward Kevin Hearne scored two
goals for the T-Birds in the Nov. 15
championship game played in Guelph,
Ontario, including the winner, five
minutes into overtime. Midfielder
Doug Schultz scored the other goal for
UBC.
Fullback Tom Kim was named the
tournament's most valuable player.
Hearne, Schultz and Kim finished
the season as Canada West University
Athletic Associaton (CWUAA) all-
stars and all-Canadians. UBC head
coach Dave Partridge took Canada
West coach of the year honors.
Partridge took over the team this
season after spending five years as an
assistant to Dick Mosher, who is currently on sabbatical leave. Under Partridge, the T-Birds were 8-1-1 in conference play.
The CIAU title also earned the
Thunderbirds a return trip to the World
Collegiate Championships in El Paso,
Texas and Juarez, Mexico in May.
In women's play at McMaster University, the Thunderbirds came away
with third place following a 3-2 victory over McMaster.
Midfielder Nancy Ferguson of the
T-Birds was named tournament MVP,
in addition to being selected to the
CWUAA all-star team, along with
teammates goalkeeper Kathy Sutton
and fullback Andrea Neil. Ferguson
and Sutton were also named all-Canadians.
The women's squad finished conference play with a record of 8-1 -1.
On another athletics note, Graeme
Fell of UBC won the individual title at
CIAU cross-country championships
held at McGill University in Montreal
Nov. 7.
Zeba Crook finished third, while
Allan Klassen came in fifth, leading
UBC to a second-place in the men's
team event.
UBC also finished second in the
women's team event, with Karen
Reader finishing 12th as the university's top individual performer.
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UNIVERSITY OF
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COLUMBIA
PUBLIC MEETING
Main Mall: North End
Chan Shun Centre, Art Gallery
Marine Parkade, Cecil Green College
Thursday, December 10,1992
7 - 9pm
Board & Senate Room
Old Administration Bldg
2nd Floor
For additional information please contact
Campus Planning & Development, K. Laird-Bums, 822-8228
friends of Chamber Music presents:
Jane Coop with the
Angeles String Quartet
performing: Franck, Piano Quintet in F minor;
Mendelssohn, Op. 81/1 cfe! Prokofiev, Quartet #1.
Tuesday, December 1, 1992, 8:00 PM.
at the Vancouver Playhouse.
Tickets: $22 (students $11)
from the Vancouver Ticket Centre (280-4444) or at the door.
Programme subject to change.
Classified
Classified advertising can be purchased from Community Relations.
Phone 822-3131. Ads placed by faculty, staff and students cost $12.84
for 7 lines/issue ($.81 for each additional word). Off-campus advertisers
are changed$14.98 for 7lines/issue ($.86 for each additional word). (All
prices include G.S. T.) Tuesday, December 1 at noon is the deadline for
the next issue of UBC Reports which appears on Thursday, December
10. Deadline for the following edition on January 14 is noon Tuesday,
January 5. All ads must be paid in advance in cash, by cheque or internal
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requires part-time supervisor for
Reading Skills Tutoring Program.
Successful applicant must hold a valid
teaching certificate, have extensive
experience in reading and writing instruction, with background in learning disabilities. Excellent organizational and supervisory skills necessary. Contact 732-8006 for further
information. 8 UBCREPORTS November26.1992
NewEnglishprogram closely monitored
Students flock to writing centre for English upgrade
By CHARLES KER
For most students, Dec. 4 marks
the last day of classes. But for many in
the new University Writing Centre,
it's also the first day of exams.
On that Friday, anxious scribes get
another crack at the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) exam, the screening test administered to all students
before they are admitted to first-year
English. Students ofthe writing centre
hope to achieve the necessary 'level
five' standing required by UBC on the
essay section of the test.
"Our program, although it may set
students back one term, provides the
necessary preparation for. them to succeed in first-year courses," said Ian
Fairclough, co-director ofthe centre.
From its temporary offices in the
Auditorium Annex, the centre's seven-
member staff of instructors offers two
non-credit writing courses to about
400 students. Sixteen ofthe 20 classes
are devoted to students who have English as an additional language.
Soon after the centre opened its
doors Sept. 1, it had full classes and a
waiting list of 80 students looking to
better their chances of success in the
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
DALGRAUERMEMORIALLECTURES
presents in cooperation with
THEVANCOUVERARTGALLERY
LUCYR.LIPPARD
New York Art Critic, Historian and Author
Lucy Lippard, writer and activist, is the author of fifteen books
on contemporary art, most recently Mixed Blessings: New Art in
a Multicultural America, the anthology Partial Recall with essays
by Native North American writers on photography, and one novel.
Co-founder of many activist artists' organizations, including Heresies, PADD (Political Art Documentation/Distribution), Artists
Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America, Damage Control; she is also active in many others, including the Alliance for
Cultural Democracy, its Campaign for a Post-Columbian World
and How to '92.
The Vancouver Institute Lecture at UB C
TOWARDS A POST-COLUMBIAN WORLD:
MULTICULTURALISM,HISTORY&CONTEMPORARYART
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, Hall 2
Saturday, December 5, 1992 8:15 PM
LPI, and-eventually, in a first-year
English course.
Those who weren't able to get into
the centre take either remedial courses
through the Centre forContinuing Education or hire a private tutor.
Fairclough said the classes
are divided into native and non-
native English speakers because
there are problems particular to
each group. Students with English as a first language, he said,
are more likely to have more
trouble withcomposition. Those
for whom English is an additional language have particular
problems with sentence structure, diction
and grammar.
The LPI was introduced this year
along with a new first-year English
program which, apart from some initial registration delays, has been generally well received by students and
faculty.
Taking the place of English 100 are
five half-term courses.
"It's different," said Judy Brown,
co-.ordinator of first-year English.
"Those of us teaching the courses have
been busy preparing new course material and learning to teach in different
ways because the structure and content of first-year English havechanged
quite significantly."
One of the major areas of change
Brown points to under the new system
is class size. Whereas in the past English 100 classes had about 25 students
per section, the new course offerings,
"Those who don't attain a certain level on the first try are
urged to upgrade before trying again."
with the exception of English 112
(Strategies for University Writing),
include classes of between 75 to 125
students.
However, Brown said the debate
and discussion valued in English 100
have been preserved to an extent by
having the larger lectures break into
discussion groups once a week. She
added that while bigger classes may
lessen the personal contact between
instructor and student, they haven't
ended dialogue altogether.
Meanwhile, staff members at the
Educational Measurement Research
Group (EMRG) housed in the Faculty
of Education are waiting to mark the
next flood of LPI exams.
Alan Dawe, LPI co-ordinator, suspects a lot of the students who had a
cavalier approach towards the LPI on
their first go-around will take it more
seriously next time.
"The LPI isn't like some kind
of lottery," said Dawe. "Those
who don't attain a certain level
on the first try are urged to upgrade before trying again."
Between Jan. 1 and September of this year, Dawe said more
than 12,000 students across B.C.
    wrote the LPI exam. Of that
number, 172(1.4percent)scored
a level six, or excellent standing: 4,573
(37.7 per cent) were awarded a 'competent' level five; 5,033 (41.5 percent) were
given a borderline level four; and 2,194
(18 per cent) of LPI writers were deemed
to have insufficient skills with a level
three.
At the University Writing Centre,
which is scheduled to move to Brock
Hall in January, all the native English-
speaking students received a level four
standing. Others are a mix of threes
and fours.
The success of both the LPI and the
new English program will be closely
monitored and reviewed over the next
two years.
Brockbuildingresumesafterdelay
Construction is back to normal
on the Brock Hall addition, following delay s caused by a dispute with
the original general contractor.
UBC terminated an agreement
with contractor James A. Rice Ltd.
in October after subcontractors
complained they were not being paid.
Management of the construction
site has been taken over by Task
Construction, and completion of the
building is now slated for March,
1993.
The $9.3-million building is ex
pected to be completed within
budget. It will house student services such as the Registrar's Office,
an Awards and Financial Aid branch,
Student Housing, the Disability Resource Centre and the Rick Hansen
National Fellow Program.
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VocationalTrainingCouncil
HONGKONG
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN HONG KONG
Mr. H.R. Knight, Executive Director of the Vocational Training Council in Hong Kong will lead a
delegation to the United Kingdom, U.S.A. and Canada between mid and late November this year to
interview candidates for immediate appointments to the Hong Kong Technical Colleges as well as to meet
professionally qualified people who may be interested in applying for teaching posts in the Technical
Colleges in the near future. The date, time and venue for a presentation by the delegation in Vancouver
are as follows:
Date: 27 November 1992
Time: 18:00-21:00
Venue: University of British Columbia
UBC Graduate Student Centre, Ballroom
6371 Crescent Road
Vancouver, B.C.
(Tel. No.: 604-822-3131)
The Vocational Training Council, a statutory body responsible for manpower training in Hong Kong, is
setting up two new Technical Colleges to offer sub-degree level (Higher Diploma/Higher Certificate)
courses in the disciplines of Applied Science, Business Administration, Computing and Mathematics,
Construction, Design, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Hospitality and Tourism Studies, Manufacturing
Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Each College will have provision for about 3400 FTE students.
The Colleges will admit their first students in 1993/94.
A large number of vacancies for PRINCIPAL LECTURER (up to CAD$98160* per annum), SENIOR
LECTURER (up to CAD$85 200* per annum)and LECTURER (uptoCAD$60 000* per annum) will need
to be filled between April 1993 and September 1995. The-package will also include a 25% contract gratuity,
subsidized housing and free passage for eligible staff and their family members, medical and dental
treatments, and children's education allowance. Currently maximum taxation rate is 15%.
* Based on exchange rate HK$6.224 = CAD$1 as at 2.11.1992 (subject to fluctuation)
ALLAREWELCOME
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