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We Won!
Richard Lam photo
T-Bird team-mates (1-r) quarterback Shawn Olson, and linebackers Dan
Elliot and Alex Charles hold the Shram Bowl proudly aloft after
defeating SFU Clansmen 11-9 in the annual cross-town football match.
The victory, played before a crowd of more than 4,000 fans, evens the
score to 10 wins each and one tie for the longtime rivals.
Knowledge is key to
B.C.'s economy: report
by Susan Stern
Staff writer
UBC Commerce Prof. Michael Goldberg
says the expansion of knowledge-based
industries and tourism is the keystone to
pulling B.C. out of its current economic
"I have no doubt that British Columbia
has a very rosy future and can compete
globally," Goldberg says. "But people have
to stop hoping that resource prices will
rise and their jobs will return."
Goldberg's views are presented in a
discussion paper recently released by the
Business Council of British Columbia.
Called The British Columbia Economy into
the Millennium: Perspectives and Possibilities, the paper proposes new opportunities
for moving the B.C. economy forward.
All industries now are knowledge-
based, says Goldberg, making investing
in people and ideas essential to transforming the provincial economy.
"In making goods today the primary
input is technical knowledge and know-
how rather than physical input," Goldberg
says. "In forestry, for example, the fibre is
relatively less important than the technical knowledge needed to harvest it and
sell it globally."
Eighty per cent of Canada's workforce
is involved in producing and providing
services, he says. That includes every
thing from information technology, education, financial markets, the media, entertainment, travel and tourism to the
scheduling and tracking ofthe transportation of lumber and other resources.
A study by the B. C. Technology Industries
Association indicates that 57,000 people
now work in computer, engineering, scientific and related services in the province with
revenue of $7.5 billion in 1997.
"Lifelong learning is not an option -
it's a necessity," he says. "As a society we
must invest in the basic skills of literacy,
numeracy and analytical power if we are
to succeed."
While B.C. continues to attract students from abroad seeking educational
opportunities in the province, it has to do
a better job educating its own, Goldberg
With one of the highest drop-out rates
in Canada, and 70 per cent of B.C. students failing to go on to post-secondary
education, the province has an enormous challenge for the future, he says.
In addition to their role in helping to
educate B.C.'s future citizens, UBC and
other post-secondary institutions create
opportunities for knowledge-based manufacturing, according to the report.
Through its University-Industry Liaison Office, UBC has played a role in
investing more than $ 10 million to foster
UBC sweeps Science
Council's six awards
UBC volunteers, educators, innovators, and leaders fill the ranks of this
year's Science Council of B.C. award recipients.
Six out ofthe six awards to be presented
at the Science Council's annual dinner
Oct. 22 will go
to UBC faculty
members, an
alumnus and
an educational program.
UBC Prof.
Ian Affleck, a
matter physicist, won the
1998 B.C.
Science and
Award for New
Frontiers in Research.
Affleck is working on understanding
the problem of materials in which the
interactions between the electrons,
which cause superconductivity, are important.
Superconducting materials have applications in fields as diverse as medicine, computing and transportation.
Affleck's theoretical studies of electron-electron interactions are helping to
bring the era of high-temperature superconductors much closer.
The Volunteer ofthe Year Award goes to
Maria Issa, a clinical assistant professor in
UBC's Dept. of
Pathology and
Medicine.  For
more than 10
years, Issa has
helped create
and    deliver
programs   to
young women
to consider careers in science
and   technology-
She participates in virtually all of the Society for
Canadian Women In Science and Tech-
See AWARDS Page 2
Alumnus starts bursary
for First Nations students
Former UBC student Evan Adams is
getting rave reviews and not just for his
Using proceeds from a
benefit screening of his
latest movie. Smoke Signals, Adams has established a bursary in his
name for other First Nations health sciences students to pursue their
Adams, who is from the
Sliammon First Nation of
the Coast Salish people,
completed his pre-med
courses this year and has
been accepted to the medical school at the University of Calgary.
"I don't know how I would have made
it through UBC without the support of
the First Nations House of Learning,"
Adams says.
The First Nations House of Learning
and the First Nations Health Careers
(FNHC) division helped
      him incorporate an aboriginal perspective into his
courses at UBC, he says.
Adams has been acting for about 15 years
and is also a professional
Smoke Signals is
about two friends who
leave their reservation
on a long road trip where
they learn about themselves and the world off
the reservation. The film
is being shown at theatres in Vancouver and
across North America.
Those wishing to contribute to the
Evan Adams Health Sciences Bursary can contact Doreen Hughes at
(604) 822-2115.
Metal Marvel
Could a little-known element help cure cancer and diabetes?
Great Grads 8^
A philanthropist and two recent graduates are among the honoured
hereditary material of life"
UBC GENETICIST: Genetics Society of Canada's
1997 Award of Excellence
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Continued from Page 1
nology (SCWIST) programs, including one which enables female college students to meet
women already in the workforce.
Issa also volunteers in the
Scientists and Innovators in the
Schools program.
Former TRIUMF director
Erich Vogt won the Science
Council Chairman's Award for
Career Achievement.
One of Canada's best known
nuclear physicists, he was
TRIUMF's director from 1981 to
1994. He continues to conduct
research and teaches first-year
physics at UBC as a volunteer.
The first Business/Education
Continued from Page 1
71 spin-off companies. Bringing
UBC technology to market has
helped create thousands of jobs
and tens of millions of dollars
more in investment, Goldberg
Tourism is another burgeoning area.
The phenomenal growth of
Whistler, the convention and
cruise ship industries demonstrate a strong future for high-
value tourism, the report says.
The B. C. economy of the future will continue to have a strong
resource sector, says Goldberg,
but industries need to capitalize
on their market advantages.
Goldberg says the province
could develop a strong niche
market for a premium brand of
B.C. lumber based on strength,
straightness, absence of knots
and packaging which exceeds
any existing standards.
"When you know what the
customer wants you can give it
to them and raise the price," he
says. "That's what Gucci does.
That's innovation."
Partnership Award goes to Engineering Assoc. Prof. Mike
Jackson and Burnaby-based
Thomas & Betts-Photon Systems Inc., a designer and manufacturer of fibre optic systems.
Jackson and his students in
UBC's Ultrafast Electronics and
Fibre Optics Laboratory began
collaborating with the company
in 1994.
UBC Engineering alumnus
Glenn Fawcett is the winner of
the B.C. Science and Technology Award for Industrial Innovation.
Fawcett, senior director of
advanced systems for Vancouver-based Glenayre R&D Inc.,
has been involved in some of
B.C.'s most impressive telecommunications innovations.
Two systems he engineered
have helped make Glenayre B.C.'s
largest high-tech company.
YES Camps are this year's
winners ofthe Eve Savory Award
for Science Communication.
Student-run. university-
based YES (Youth Engineering
and Science) Camps aim to develop an enthusiasm for science,
engineering, technology and
mathematics in young people.
In B.C., camps take place at
UVic, SFU. UBC and the University College of the Cariboo.
The award recognizes UBC
alumna Eve Savory, who reports
on science for CBC Television.
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UBC's First Annual General Meeting
You're invited to join UBC President Dr. Martha Piper and the Board of Governors at UBC's first-ever
Annual General Meeting. This will be an opportunity for the community to learn more about UBC's
accomplishments and highlights over the past year, as well as our financial position.
Downtown Vancouver
Date: Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998
Time: 11 a.m. -12 p.m.
Place: Robson Ballroom,
Robson Square Conference Centre
800 Robson St.
Parking available (Howe and Nelson
St. Entrance)
Please RSVP by Oct 12, 1998 to UBC-INFO
UBC campus
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998
Time:  12 p.m. - I p.m.
Place: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts,
6265 Crescent Rd.
Parking available (Rose Garden Parkade
off Northwest Marine Drive)
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Public Meeting
University Boulevard Bike
Path Improvements October
6th, 1998 at the University
Chapel located at 5375
University Boulevard
Do you get unruly bruises from cycling that pavement
jigsaw puzzle they call University Boulevard Bike Path?
If you would like to help us change the route from
path(etic) to a respectable path then come out on October 6th and have your say. The UBC Trek Centre is
holding a public meeting at the University Chapel 5375
University Boulevard. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Gord
Lovegrove, UBC's Director of Transportation Planning,
will present proposed improve-«
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Hilary Thomson photo
Chemistry Prof. Chris Orvig (left) and. Prof. John McNeill of Pharmaceutical
Sciences paired up to help develop compounds of the element vanadium
that may help combat both diabetes and cancer.
Zoologist curator join
25-year service ranks
by Hilary Thomson
Staff writer
When Zoology Prof. John Gosline looks
back over his 25 years at UBC. he sees a
common denominator. Slime.
"My first grad student studied slug
slime and one of my current students is
researching hagfish slime," he says. "But
that's about the only thing that hasn't
Gosline is one of 44 UBC faculty and
librarians being inducted into the Quarter
Century Club, a group whose members
have 25 or more years of service at UBC.
When he
arrived at
UBC in 1973
after completing post-doctoral work at
the University
of Cambridge.
taught cell biology and biochemistry to
He now directs the new
Sciences Program where third-year students and faculty develop a unique interdisciplinary
major based on the student's career objectives.
Gosline has also developed a research
career in molecular biomechanics that has
earned him a place in the Royal Society of
Canada — one ofthe highest honours in the
Canadian academic community.
He studies structural biomaterials
such as horses' hooves and elastin — the
rubbery protein which makes up arteries. Information about these materials
offer clues that can help solve biomedical
and engineering problems.
A current project involves cloning spider silk, a substance renowned for its
strength and stretchability, with a view to
manufacturing silk-based structural materials such as biodegradable plastics.
But it isn't research that Gosline cites
as a highlight of his time at UBC.
"Interacting with the students has always been the bright spot," he says. "It's
been a wonderful privilege."
For Assoc. Prof. Marjorie Halpin, curator of Ethnology at UBC's Museum of
Anthropology, moving the collection was
the high point of the last 25 years.
"We were in boxes in the basement of
the Main Library for years." she says. "We
weren't even aware of what we had until
we got to the new museum in 1976."
Halpin was introduced to Northwest
Coast art while working as an instructor
at the Smithsonian Institution. She came
to UBC in 1968 as a doctoral student and
studied the art ofthe Tsimshian and their
neighbors on the Nass and Skeena rivers
of B.C.'s northern coast. Her work has
focused on crests, masks and totem poles.
In addition to her duties as curator,
Halpin is an associate professor in the
Anthropology and Sociology Dept.
This year she redesigned a third-year
course, the Anthropology of Art, to teach
it in a computer lab with art resources
found on the Internet.
'This is the first year I've taught a
whole course using an electronic base of
information," she says. Twenty-five years
ago, I never suspected I'd be teaching
this way."
This year's
new Quarter
Century Club
members will
be inducted
Oct. 15.
They include: Agricultural Sci-
e n c e s :
Bomke, Soil
Sciences; Applied Science: Donald
Mavinic, Civil
Hermann Dommel, Mabo Robert Ito, Electrical Engineering; Anne Wyness, Nursing; Arts: Marjorie Halpin, Anthropology
and Sociology; Daniel Overmyer, Ken-
ichi Takashima, Asian Studies;
Christopher Friedrichs, Peter Ward, History; Dale Kinkade, Linguistics: Gregory
Butler, James Fankhauser, Robert
Silverman, Music: Stanley Coren, Arthur
Hakstian, Lawrence Ward, Psychology:
David Freeman, Social Work; Commerce
and Business Administration: John
Claxton; Education: J. Donald Wilson,
Educational Studies; Alex Carre, Edward
Rhodes, Human Kinetics; Forestry:
Laszlo Paszner, Wood Science; Graduate
Studies: William Neill, Fisheries Centre;
Law: Robert Diebolt, Anthony Hickling;
Library: Linda Joe, Asian Library; Medicine: Mary Todd, Anatomy; Richard
Barton, Peter Candido, Biochemistry;
Moira Mowa Yeung, Medicine; John
Benedet, Basil Ho-Yuen, Obstetrics and
Gynecology; Margaret Pendray, Pediatrics;
Science: Robert DeWreede, Fred Ganders, Botany; Thomas Brown, Earth and
Ocean Sciences; James Carrell, Brian
Seymour, Mathematics; Gerald Weeks,
Microbiology; Philip Gregory, Michael
Hasinoff, Physics and Astronomy; John
Gosline, James Smith, Zoology.
Scientists pit element in
cancer, diabetes fight
by Hilary Thomson
Staff writer
It can strengthen steel, shrink tumors,
sink sugar levels and for almost 14 years
it's been the focus of research for Chemistry Prof. Chris Orvig and Prof. John
McNeill of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical
What is this versatile substance? It's
called vanadium — a naturally occurring
element traditionally used to make steel
The two researchers recently received
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) grants
of more than $700,000 to continue their
investigations of vanadium for the next
three years.
'The grants will help us develop vanadium compounds to the point where we
can test their effectiveness on people,
both diabetics and cancer patients," says
McNeill, a former dean of the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Since the early '80s, he has been studying how vanadium compounds can help
combat diabetes.
Diabetes is characterized by excessive
blood glucose levels. It occurs when there
is a drop in the amount of insulin produced in the body or a decrease in cells'
response to insulin.
Defects in the cells of fat tissues, skeletal muscle and the liver interfere with
the pathway of chemical signals that tell
the body how to process glucose.
McNeill found that vanadium compounds could correct the defective signalling pathways and increase the cells'
response to insulin, which would aid
normal processing of sugar in patients
with diabetes.
In laboratory testing, he also found
that vanadium could reduce high blood
pressure and extreme overweight, both
effects of the disorder.
There was just one problem - vanadium was not easily absorbed into tissue.
That's when he called Orvig, who is director of the Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry
Group, an interdisciplinary UBC research
Orvig was able to increase the compound's absorption rate by chemically
binding vanadium to maltol, a food addi
tive, and to other organic chemicals. The
body can process the resulting compounds more efficiently because of their
organic components.
They are also more potent and less
toxic because less of the chemical is
required to produce the same effect.
The anti-diabetic compounds that
McNeill and Orvig invented were licensed
to Kinetek, a UBC spin-off biotech company specializing in therapeutics based
on modifying signalling pathways. The
two researchers will continue to work
with Kinetek in developing the compounds, supported in part by the recent
NSERC grant.
Kinetek expects to apply for clinical
trials testing of vanadium compound
therapies for diabetes before the end of
the year.
The compounds synthesized by Orvig
have also been the focus of collaborative
research with Angiotech, a pharmaceutical company that develops treatments for
cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases.
Researchers found that vanadium compounds could block the pathway that
leads to the uncontrolled cell growth and
division seen in cancer.
'The beauty of the vanadium compounds is that they act on different biological targets than have been used before." says Orvig.
DNA and RNA are typical targets of
more traditional chemotherapies. The
chemicals break up DNA and RNA molecules, making cells non-functional and
unable to grow. Drugs containing vanadium, however, zero in on the signalling pathways to change the communication within cells, especially tumor
Pre-clinical studies showed the vanadium-based agents to be particularly effective in reducing some types of lung
tumors. An important feature is their
effectiveness against tumor cells resistant to other anti-cancer drugs.
In addition, research suggests that
vanadium compounds do not cause suppression of the immune system, a side
effect of conventional chemotherapies.
Orvig, together with Angiotech, will
continue to develop vanadium compounds.
Campus welcomes
alumni back Oct. 17
Vintage cars, concerts, campus bus
tours and lectures by some of UBC's
best highlight the second annual Alumni
Day at UBC to be held Oct. 17.
A combination of homecoming and
open house, the day welcomes back
alumni from all over the Lower Mainland to see how UBC has changed since
their days on campus.
The day begins at 10:00 a.m. at the
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
with cinnamon buns, coffee and a
chance to meet some of UBC's 12 deans.
UBC President Martha Piper will welcome guests, and the UBC Symphony
will perform.
The UBYSSEY, UBC's student newspaper, which this year celebrates 80
years of publication, will display favourite front pages in the lobby.
Campus bus tours will operate all
day long from the Flagpole Plaza to
show off UBC's new buildings.
The Koerner Library will hold World
Wide Web workshops starting at noon
and running every hour on the hour.
Both novices and old pros will be able to
pick up pointers on how to traverse the
Web to find what they want.
Donna Logan, director of UBC's new
Sing Tao School of Journalism, will
speak at a special lunch at Green College on "Good News. Bad News: What
Kind of Job is the Media Doing?"
Some of UBC's best teachers will be
on hand in the afternoon to give lectures: Medical Genetics Prof. Dr.
Patricia Baird will give a talk entitled
"Hello Dolly: The Implications of Cloning; Commerce Assoc. Prof. Wayne
Norman will speak on "Corporate Partnerships: A Moral Dilemma for UBC? ;"
popular author and psychologist Prof.
Stanley Coren will take a look at "People and Dogs: A Shared Life;" and political scientist Prof. Paul Tennant discusses "All About Treaties: What They
Mean to B.C."
The Museum of Anthropology will
offer free admission to grads. The Belkin
Art Gallery, with an exhibition of work
by Fine Arts graduates, is open by
The day concludes with a Malt Beverage Garden at Cecil Green Park House
with live music.
For more information, call the
Alumni Association at (604) 822-3313. 4 UBC Reports • Oct. 1, 1998
Oct. 4 through Oct. 17
Sunday, Oct. 4
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
Maria De Buenos Aires. Gidon
Kremer, violin. Chan Centre Chan
Shun Concert Hall at 8pm. Call
Chan Centre ticket office 822
2697 or Ticketmaster 280-3311.
Monday, Oct. 5
Chemoprevention Group
Recent Progress In Chemoprevention Trials. Charles Boon.
National Cancer Institute. B.C.
Cancer Agency first floor, John
Jambor Room from l:30-2:30pm.
Call Dr. Kirsten Skov 877-6098
ext. 3021.
Institute Of Applied
Mathematics Colloquium
New Self-Similar Blow-Up Solutions Of The Nonlinear
Schrodinger Equation. Prof. Chris
Bud, U of Bath. CSCI 301 at
3:30pm. Call 822-4584.
Astronomy Colloquium
The Ages Of Globular Clusters
And Field Stars. Frank Grundahl.
Hennings 201 at 4pm. E-mail
Member Speaker Series
Billionths And Billionths: Kaons
And Other Exotic Subatomics.
Paul Bergbusch, Physics/High
Energy Physics. Green College at
5:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Thematic Lecture Series
Research In Intelligent Machines.
Devendra Garg, Duke U. Green
College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
St. John's College Speaker
Aboriginal Rights To Water And
The Legacy Of Colonialism.
Kenichi Matsui. St. John's College 1080 at 8pm. Call 822-8788.
Tuesday, Oct. 6
UBC Teaching Community
A Learning-Centered Approach
To Course Design. David Lam
basement seminar room from 9-
11:30am. To register call 822-
Botany Seminar
The Interaction Between Megag-
ametophyte And Embryo In Germinated Loblolly Pine Seeds Is A
Two-Way-Street. David J. Gilford,
U of Alberta. BioSciences 2000
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
Microbiology And
Immunology Seminar
Receptors 'R' Us: Turning On B
Cells. Mike Gold. Wesbrook 100
from 12:30-1:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-3308.
Health Sciences Lecture
The Real Ethics Of Rationing:
Putting Patients Last? Prof.
Donald Light, Centre for
Bioethics, U of Pennsylvania. IRC
#4 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
Lectures In Modern
Metallacrowns: Not Just Another
Crown Ether. Prof. Vincent L.
Pecoraro, Uof Michigan. Chemistry B-250 (south wing) at lpm.
Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call
Next deadline:
Noon, Monday, Oct. 5
Mechanical Engineering
Laboratory Modelling Of Complex
Fluid Flows In Industrial Processes.
Darwin Kiel, president, Canada
Research and Development Corp.
CEME 1202 from3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-3770.
Peter Wall Institute
Complexity Seminar
Rossby Waves In A Stochastic
Medium. Adam Monahan. Earth
and Ocean Sciences. Hennings 318
at 3:30pm. Call 822-3620.
Health Sciences Panel
On What Bases Should We Be
Making Health-Care Allocation/
Rationing Decisions. Various
speakers. IRC #5 from 4:30-6pm.
Call 822-3737.
Green College Speakers
Globalization And Local Culture:
Relations Of Property And The State
In China. Pitman Potter, Law. Green
College at 5:30pm. Reception from
4:45-5:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Artist's Talk
The Art of Archaeology In Costa
Rica. Lance Belanger. MOA Theatre Gallerv at 7:30pm. Call 822-
Wednesday, Oct. 7
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
The Orthopedic Manifestations Of
Charcot-Marie Tooth Disease.
Christopher Reilly; Christine
Alvarez; Katheryn Selby. Vancouver Hosp/HSC, Eye Care Centre
Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.
Music Concert
Wednesday Noon Hours. Michael
Strutt, guitar. Music Recital Hall
at 12:30pm. Admission $3 at door.
Call 822-5574.
Geography Colloquium
Medieval Maps And Postcolonial
Sensibilities, Or What's A Kid To
ColourToday? JohnWillinsky, Language Education. Geography 229
from 3:30-5pm. Call 822-2663.
Institute Of Asian Research
Canadian Corporations And Social
Responsibility. Roy Culpeper,
North-South Institute. CKChoi 120
from 4-5:30pm. Call 822-2629.
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Controversies Re: Use Of Long-
Acting B2 Agonists In Asthma. Dr.
Malcolm Sears, Medicine,
McMaster U. St. Paul's Hosp.
Gourlay Conference Room from 5-
6pm. Call 875-5653.
Health Sciences Forum
Health Sciences Student Research
Forum. Kelly Bannister. Botany;
Steve Morgan. Economics. IRC #4
from 5-8pm. Call 822-3737.
Individual Interdisciplinary
Studies Graduate Program
Are You Inter-, Trans-, Cross-, or
Multi-Disciplinary. Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe, chair. Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.
UBC International Seminar
China: The Order And Inner Logic
Of Chinese Popular Religion. Prof.
Dan Overmyer, Asian Studies. St.
John's College 1080 at 5:15pm.
Call 822-8788.
Continuing Education
Legal Issues For The Construction
Industry. Various speakers from
Bull Housser & Tupper. CEME
1202 from 6:30-9:30pm. Continues  to  Nov.   25.   $460  includes
notes, lunch and certificate. Call
Thursday, Oct. 8
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
Martin Berinbaum, director. Chan
Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at
12:30pm. Call 822-5574.
Biodiversity And
Conservation Seminars
Effect Of Forest Practices On
Carabid Beetle Diversity In British
Columbia. Suzie Lavallee. Zoology/Centre for Biodiversity Research. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room
at 12:30pm. Bring your lunch.
Call 822-5937.
Health Sciences Competition
Health Care Team Clinical Competition. Student demonstration
of assessment and management
of problem case. IRC #2 from 12:30-
2pm. Call 822-3737.
Asian Law Speaker
The New Thai Constitution: Curbing The Military And Corruption.
Dean Borwornsak Uwanno, Law,
Chulalongkorn U. Curtis 176 at
12:30pm. Call 822-2335.
PATSCAN Fall Seminar
How To Best Acquire. Protect And
Extract Value From Trademarks
In The Canadian And International
Marketplace. Dean Palmer, intellectual property lawyer. Angus 425
at lpm. Seminar and question
period. Call 822-5404.
Physics And Astronomy
Ultrapure Semiconductors -
From Characterization To New
Physics. Mike Thewalt, SFU.
Hennings 201 at 4pm. Refreshments, Hennings 325 at 3:45pm.
Call Ian Affleck 822-2137; Jeff
Young 822-3631.
St. John's College Speaker
Is Forecasting El-Nino The Scientists Gift To The 21st Century?
Michael Glantz, National Center
For Atmospheric Research. St.
John's College 1080 at 5pm. Call
First Nations Discussion
A Discussion On Her Interdisciplinary Film. Video, Installation, And
Performance Work In The Context
Of Lakota History. Dana Claxton.
interdisciplinary artist and film/
video maker. Green College at 5pm.
Call 822-1878.
Faculty Women's Club
TBA. Right Hon. Kim Campbell.
IRC #6 at 8pm. Admission by donation to Faculty Women's Club's
Scholarship Fund. E-mail:
Continuing Education
Life Safety Systems Testing And
Maintenance. Stuart Affleck, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service;
ArkTsisserev, Permits and Licences
Dept., City of Vancouver. Firefighters' Banquet Hall from 8am-5pm.
$200 includes notes, lunch and
certificate. Call 822-3347.
Friday, Oct. 9
Health Care And
Epidemiology Rounds
The Global Aids Epidemic: Bad
Behavior. Bad Luck Or Bad Governments? Mark Tyndall,
McMaster U. Mather 253 from 9-
10am. Paid parking available in
Lot B. Call 822-2772.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Working On Social And Economic
Determinants Of Child And Youth
Health. Cindy Carson, B.C.
Pediatric Society. GF Strong Aud.
from 9-10am. Call Ruth Giesbrecht
Fish 500 Seminars
Decadal Changes In Growth And
Recruitment Of Pacific Halibut And
Their Effects On Stock Assessment. Ana Parma. International
Pacific Halibut Commission. Hut
B-8 Rait Yorque Room at 1 1:30am.
Call 822-4329.
Germanic Studies Lecture
Austrian Theatre Of The Present
Day. Prof. Hilde Haider-Pregler. U
of Vienna. Buchanan B-318 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-6403.
Canadian Studies Talk
Mondo Canuck. Geoff Pevere:
GreigDymond, author. Buchanan
Penthouse at 12:30pm. call 822-
Physical Chemistry Seminar
Modelling Of The RF Plasma
Source. Claudio Chuaqui. Chemistry. Chemistry D-225 (centre
block) at 4pm. Call 822-3266.
Thunderbird Football
Vs. University Of Alberta.
Thunderbird Stadium at 7pm.
Adults $7; youth/seniors $4; UBC
students $3; children under 12
free. Call 822-BIRD.
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
Martin Berinbaum, director. Chan
Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at
8pm. Call 822-5574.
Tuesday, Oct. 13
Botany Seminar
Cell Plates In Tobacco. Delicate
Structures And Their Disruption
By Caffeine: A New View Of Plant
Cytokinesis. Laeey Samuels. U of
Colorado. BioSciences 2000 from
12:30-l:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Microbiology And
Immunology Seminar
Characterization Of Bactenccin: A
Small Cationic Peptide. ManhongWu.
Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-3308.
Program In Inter-Cultural
Studies In Asia Seminar
Brother Cobra, Mother Bitch: Ethics And Ecology In Marathi Women's Story-Telling. VidyutAklujkar.
Centre for India and South Asia
Research. CKChoi 120 from 12:30-
2pm. call 822-2629.
Lectures in Modern
Sugar Modified Oligonucleotides:
How Sweet Thev Are. Prof. Masad
Damha. McGill U. Chemistry B-
250 (south wing) at 1 pm. Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call 822-3266.
UBC Teaching Community
Unleashing The Digital Library.
Koerner Library 217 Sedgewick
Teaching Lab from l:30-4:30pm.
To register call 822-9149.
Peter Wall Institute
Complexity Seminar
The Singular Geometry Of Visual
Cortex Maps: Experiment And
Theory. NickSwindale. Ophthalmology. Hennings 318 at 3:0pm.
Call 822-3620.
Statistics Seminar
Stochastic Dominance For Linear Combinations Of Random
Variables. Chunsheng Ma. CSCI
301 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments, please bring vour own
mug. Call 822-0570.
St. John's College Speaker
Reading Janet Lim's 'Sold For
Silver' And Khadtijah Sidek's
Memoir 'Puteri Kesatria Bangsa'.
Prof. Wong Soak Koon, U Sains.
St. John's College 1080 at 5pm.
Call 822-8788.
Green College Speakers
What Isn't Objective? Considerations From Historical Epistemol-
ogy. Alan Richardson. Philosophy. Green College at 5:30pm.
Reception from 4:45-5:30pm.
Call 822-1878.
Thunderbird Men's Soccer
Vs. Simon Fraser University.
Thunderbird Stadium at 7pm.
Adults $7; youth/seniors $4;
UBC students $3; children under 12 free. Call 822-BIRD.
Wednesday, Oct. 14
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Hip Joint Replacement: Lessons
Learned. Prof. Robin Ling. Van-
couverHosp/HSC. Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.
Regent Bookstore Lecture
HearingThe Bible In The Church At
The Turn OfThe Millennium. Richard Hays. Duke U. Regent College
Chapel at 12noon. Continues Oct.
15 at 11 am. Call 228-1820.
Music Concert
Wednesday Noon Hours. The Alan
Matheson Jazz Quartet. Music
Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Admission $3 at door. Call 822-5574.
Centre For Southeast Asia
Research Seminar
Revisiting Feminism: A Malaysian
Perspective. Prof. Soak Koon
Wong, U Sains. CK Choi 129
from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.
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Oct. 4 through Oct. 17
Institute Of Applied
Tradeoffs Between Degree And
Efficiency For Computing Pairs
Of Intersecting Line Segments.
Jack Snoeyink, Computer Science. CSCI 301 at 3:30pm. Call
Geography Colloquium
Social Inequality. Population
Health And Housing: A Social
Geography Of Healt h I n Two Vancouver Neighborhoods. John
Dunn, Health Care And Epidemiology. Geography 229 from
3:30-5pm. Call 822 2663.
ASI/CICSR Industry/Academic
Lecture. Alan Cornford, GPT
Management. CICSR/CS 208
from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-6601.
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Ventilatory Heterogeneity In
Acute Lung Injury. Dr. John
Tsang, Medicine. St. Paul's Hosp.
Gourlav Conference Room from
5-6pm."Call 875-5653.
St. John's College Speaker
China: Reflections On The Chinese And Western Traditions Of
St. John's University In The
1940s. George Shen. newspaper
editor. St. John's College 1080 at
5:15pm. Call 822-8788.
History And Memory
Lecture Series
The Debate Over Dominance.
Sally Otto, Zoology. Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
The Duke Ellington Orchestra.
Paul Mercer Ellington, director.
Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 8pm. Post-concert
benefit reception with artists. Call
Chan Centre ticket office 822-
2697 or Ticketmaster 280-3311.
Thursday, Oct. 15
Continuing Education
Building Construction Field Review. Various speakers. Firestops
Systems Inc.. 1412 DerwentWay,
Delta, from 9am-5pm. $800 or
$150/session includes notes,
field trip, lunches, refreshments,
certificate. Call 822-3347.
Kaspar Naegele Lecture
Nature And Society In the Age Of
Post-Modernity. Prof. Gisli
Palsson. Anthropology, U of Iceland. Buchanan A-104 from
12noon-1:30pm. Call 822-2546.
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
UBC Symphony Orchestra.
Ryosuke Yanagitani, piano soloist;
Jesse Read, conductor. Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at
12:30pm. Call 822-5574.
Biodiversity And
Conservation Seminars
Progress On Endangered Species
Legislation For Canada. Amir
Attaran, Sierra Legal Defense
Fund. Hut B-8 Ralf Yorque Room
at 12:30pm. Bring your lunch.
Call 822-5937.
Nisga'a Forum
First Of Two Sessions Explaining
The Provisions In The Nisga'a
Treaty And The Political Controversies That Have Arisen. Curtis
101/102 from 12:30-2pm. Call
Science First! Lecture Series
The Study i Of Ltvtag Things: So
Whafs Math Got To Do With It?
LeaK Keshet, Mathematics,
Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-1:30pm,
Call 822-5552.
History Lecture
Hitler In History And Memory:
Further Questions. John Lukacs.
Society of American Historians.
Buchanan A-100 at 12:30pm. Call
PATSCAN Fall Seminar
Using Patent Data For Business
Intelligence. Ron Simmer, patent
service librarian. Angus 425 at
lpm. Seminar and question period. Call 822-5404.
UBC Teaching Community
Graduate Student Supervision:
Developing Tools For Success.
David Lam basement seminar
room from 3-5pm. To register call
Physics And Astronomy
Carbon Nanotubes As Molecular
Quantum Wires. Charles Kane. U
of Pennsylvania. Hennings 201 at
4pm. Refreshments Hennings 325
at 3:45pm. Call Ian Affleck 822-
2137; Jeff Young 822-3631.
Centre For Australian
Studies Seminar
Film Education And The Industry:
An Australian Perspective.
Annabelle Sheehan, Australian
Film, Television and Radio School.
CK Choi 120 from 4:30-5:30pm.
Call 822-2968.
Medieval And Renaissance
The Jewish Connection:
Historicising The Prioress' Tale.'
Sheila Delaney, English, SFU.
Green College at 5pm. Call 822-
Marion Woodward/Nursing
Implications of Research On
Pain Management. Christine
Miaskowski. IRC #6 from 7-
8pm. Reception to follow. Call
Regent Bookstore Lecture
The Christian Dilemma At The End
Of An Age. John Lukacs, author.
Regent College Chapel at 7:30pm.
Call 228-1820.
Friday, Oct. 16
Health Care And
Epidemiology Rounds
New Initiatives Hepatitis B And
Results Herpes Simplex Immunization Study. Simon Dobson. BC
Women's and Children's Hosp.
Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid
parking available in Lot B. Call
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Oxalosis. Dr. David Lirenman,
Pediatrics/Nephrology; Derek
Applegarth, B.C. Women's and
Children's Hosp.; Asst. Prof.
Marion Coulter-Mackie. GFStrong
Aud. from 9-10am. Call Ruth
Giesbrecht 875-2307.
Fish 500 Seminars
Markets And The Fishing Down
Marine Foodwebs Phenomenon.
Rashid Sumaila, Fisheries Centre.
Hut B-8 Ralf Yorque Room at
11:30am. Call 822-4329.
Kaspar Naegele Seminar
The Said, The Unsaid And The
Unspeakable: The Arctic Expedition Diaries Of V. Stefansson. Prof.
Gisli Palsson, Anthropology, U of
Iceland. MOA 217 from 12noon-
1:30pm. Call 822-2546.
Classics Lecture
Nietzsche And the Greek Ideal.
Dirk Held, Connecticut College.
Buchanan B-323 at 12:30pm. Call
Pharmaceutical Sciences
E. Coli And Salmonella Exploitation Of Host Cells. Prof. Brett
Finlay, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Cunningham 160 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-7795.
Physical Chemistry Seminar
Linear Ion Trap - TOF Mass
Spectrometry. Jennifer Campbell,
Chemistry. Chemistry D-225 (centre block) at 4pm. Call 822-3266.
Thunderbird Women's Ice
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre at 7:15pm. Call 822-BIRD.
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
UBC Symphony Orchestra.
Ryosuke Yanagitani, piano soloist. Jesse Read, conductor. Chan
Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at
8pm. Call 822-5574.
Saturday, Oct. 17
Alumni Day
Kick Off. Alumni Lunch, Topical
Lectures. Various sites on campus, 9am-6pm. For event details
call 822-3313 or visit
Graduate Students Seminars
Leading Science Labs. FNSC 40
from 9:30am-12:30pm. To register call 822-6827.
Graduate Students Seminars
Leading Discussion Groups/Tutorials. FNSC 50 from 9:30am-
12:30pm. To register call 822-
UBC Apple Festival
Fun Fall Festival. UBC Botanical
Garden from 1 lam-4pm. Continues to Oct. 18. Call 822-3928.
Graduate Students Seminars
Office Hours: Make Them Work
For Your Students And For You.
FNSC 40 from l:30-4:30pm. To
register call 822-6827.
Graduate Students
Teaching Assistant Roles And
Responsibilities: Teacher. Student Or Somewhere In Between?
FNSC 50 from l:30-4:30pm. To
register call 822-6827.
Thunderbird Women's
Vs. University Of Victoria.
Thunderbird Stadium at 2pm.
Adults $7; youth/seniors $3;
UBC students $3: children under 12 free. Call 822-BIRD.
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
Vigil. Vancouver Chamber
Choir. Chan Centre Chan Shun
Concert Hall at 8pm. Call Chan
Centre ticket office 822-2697 or
Ticketmaster 280-3311.
Vancouver Institute
Evaluation Of Mother Nature's
Antivirals: Traditional Medicine
Meets Modern Science. Prof.
James Hudson, Pathology. IRC
#2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
UBC Zen Society
Each Monday during term (except
holidays) meditation session. Asian
Centre Tea Gallery from 1:30-
2:20pm. All welcome. Call 822-
Parents with Babies
Have you ever wondered how babies
learn to talk? Help us find out! We are
looking for parents with babies between four to 21 months of age to
participate in language development
studies. If you are interested in bringing your baby for a one-hour visit.
please call Dr. Janet Werker's Infant
Studies Centre, Psychology, 822-
6408 (ask for Monika).
Studies in Hearing and
Senior (65 years or older) volunteers needed. If your first language
is English and your hearing is
relatively good, we need your participation in studies examining
hearing and communication abilities. All studies take place at UBC.
Hearing screened. Honorarium
paid. Please call The Hearing Lab,
Parents With Toddlers
Did you know your child is a word-
learning expert? Help us learn how
children come to be so skilled at
learning new words! We are looking
for children (two-four years old)
and their parent(s) to participate in
language studies. If you are interested in bringing your child for a
forty-five minute visit, please call
Dr. Geoffrey Hall's Language Development Centre, Psychology at
UBC, 822-9294 (ask for Kelley).
Research Study
Relationship Study. Heterosexual
men (25 years of age and older), in
relationships of greater than six
months needed for a UBC study of
relationships. Complete questionnaire at home, receive $10. Call
UBC Campus Tours
The School and College Liaison
Office offers guided walking tours
of the UBC campus. The tour begins at 9:30am every Friday morning at Brock Hall. To book a tour
please call 822-4319.
Testosterone Study
Volunteers Needed
Men aged 55-70 with low free testosterone are needed to test the
effects of an approved form of oral
testosterone (Andriol) on bone
mass, body composition and
sexual function. Dr. Richard Bebb
is the Principal Investigator. For
more information or to sign up for
this study please contact Mary-Jo
Lavery, RN (Study Coordinator) at
682-2344 ext. 2455.
Museum Of Anthropology
Recalling The Past: A Selection Of
Early Chinese Art From the Victor
Shaw Collection; Vereinigung.
Nuu-chah-nulth/Gitxsan artist
Connie Sterritt; Transitions: A
Traveling Exhibit of First Nations
And Inuit Art; From Under The
Delta: Wet -Site Archaeology In The
Lower Fraser Region Of British
Columbia; Hereditary Chiefs Of
Haida Gwaii; Attributed To
Edenshaw: Identifying The Hand
OfThe Artist. Call 822-5087.
The British Columbia Seniors
Medication Information Line (BC
SMILE) is a free telephone hotline
that assists seniors, their families
and caregivers with medication-
related questions when it is not
possible to direct such questions
to their regular pharmacist or physician. Monday to Friday 10am-
4pm. Call 822-1330 or e-mail
smileubc@unixg. ubc.ca.
Women's Nutrition Study
Non-vegetarian, previously vegetarian and vegetarian women between the ages of 19-45 required
for a study examining nutrition
attitudes and practices. Involves a
questionnaire and interview. Will
receive a gift certificate for the
Bread Garden or Starbucks. Call
Terri 209-3281.
Parent-Child Relationship
Are you a parent of a child who is
still in school? Would you like to
help me understand how parents
know that they are important?
Complete a survey in your own
home and return your responses
by pre-paid mail. Call Sheila
Marshall 822-5672.
Peer Program Recruitment
Wanted: Canadian UBC students
with an urge to become involved
in the international community.
Get together with an international UBC student twice per
month and do things. Learn
about another culture, share
your own culture, establish new
friendships, etc. Fill out an application form at International
House or call 822-5021.
UBC Fencing Club
j UBC Fencing Club meets every
i Wednesday and Friday at 7pm
| in Osborne Gym A. Learn deci-
j sion making, poise and control.
Newcomers welcome. Drop-in
: fee. Leave message at 878-7060.
Hong Kong Women
Young women who are members
of Hong Kong astronaut (parents
in Hong Kong and children in
Canada) or Hong Kong immigrant families (parents and children in Canada) are required for
a study examining their personal
and family decisions. Call Kimi
Tanaka 254-4158 or Dr. Phyllis
Johnson 822-4300.
UBC Birding
Join a one-hour birding walk
around UBC Campus, every
Thursday at 12:30pm. Meet at
the Rose Garden flagpole. Bring
; binoculars if you have them. For
\ details, call Jeremy Gordon 822-
Female Volunteers
Daughters who have returned
home to live with their parents
are needed for a PhD psychology
study. An interview at your convenience is required. Call Michele
Chan Centre Tours
Free tours of the Chan Centre
for the Performing Arts are held
every Tuesday at noon. Meet in
the Chan Centre lobby. Book
special group tours through
www.chancentre.com or call
822-1815. For more informa-
i tion call 822-2697.
Thunderbird Winter Sports
Public Skating 8:30am-4:30pm.
$3; free before noon for UBC
students. Casual Hockey
8:30am-4:30pm. $3.75/hr. M-
F: free before noon for UBC students. Squash and Racquetball.
UBC staff $7.50/court; UBC students $6/court. Call 822-6121.
Got A Stepfather?
17-23 years old? Love him, hate
him or indifferent, you qualify.
$10 for 30 min.. anonymous
questionnaire, student or non-
student, mailed survey. Contact
gamache@interchange.ubc.ca or
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spot to reserve accommodation
for guest lecturers or other university
members who visit throughout the
year. Close to UBC and other
Vancouver attractions, a tasteful
representation of our city and of
UBC.4103W. 10th Ave., Vancouver,
B.C., V6R 2H2. Call or fax 222-4104.
accommodation in Point Grey
area. Min. to UBC. On main bus
routes. Close to shops and
restaurants. Includes TV, tea and
coffee making, private phone/
fridge. Weekly rates available.
Call 222-3461. Fax: 222-9279.
Five suites available for
academic visitors to UBC only.
Guests dine with residents and
enjoy college life. Daily rate $52
plus $ 14/day for meals Sun-Thurs.
Call 822-8660 for more
information and availability.
BAMBURY   LANE      Bed   and
breakfast. View of beautiful B.C.
mountains, Burrard inlet and city.
Clean, comfortable. Use of living
room, dining room, and kitchen.
Min. to UBC, shops and city. Daily,
weekly and winter rates. Call or
fax 224-6914.	
BR guest suites with equipped
kitchen, TV and telephone.
Centrally located near SUB,
aquatic centre and transit. Ideal
for visiting lecturers, colleagues
and families. 1998 rates $85-$ 121
per night. Call 822-1010.
6th. Heritage house, antiques,
wood floors, original stained
glass. 10 min. to UBC and
downtown. Two blocks from
restaurants, buses. Scrumptious
full breakfasts. Entertaining cats.
Views. Phones in rooms. E-mail;
farthing@uniserve.com or call
Walk to UBC along the ocean.
Quiet exclusive neighborhood.
Near buses and restaurants.
Comfortable rooms with TV and
private bath. Full breakfast.
Reasonable rates. Non-smokers
only please. Call 341-4975.
CAMILLA   HOUSE    Bed   and
Breakfast. Best accommodation
on main bus routes. Includes
television, private phone and
bathroom. Weekly reduced
rates. Call 737-2687. Fax 737-2586.
Warm hospitality awaits you at
this centrally located view home.
Large rooms with private baths,
TV, phones, tea/coffee, fridge.
Full breakfast, close to UBC,
downtown and bus routes. 3466
W. 15th Ave. Call 737-2526 or fax
ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE Looking for
short-term accommodation on
campus? Private rooms available
for visitors attending UBC on
academic business. Competitive
rates. Meals are included 5 days
per week. Call for information
and availability 822-8788.
ALMA BEACH B&B Beautiful,
immaculate, bright rooms with
ensuite in elegant, spacious
home. 2 blocks to Jericho Beach/
Vancouver YachtClub. Gourmet
breakfast. Central location to
downtown/UBC. N/S. Call 221-
18th Ave, Visitors and students of
UBC are most welcome. 15 min.
to UBC or downtown by bus.
Close to restaurants and shops.
Daily rates form $50 to $100.
Please call and check it out at
PARIS fully furnished studio. Steps
from new bibliotheque, bus,
metro, shopping. Separate
kitchen. New TV-video-stereo
system. Secure u/g parking.
Generous closet space. Nov.
1998-June 1999 or any 3 or 6
month period. E-mail:
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CHARMING4 BR home near UBC.
Water, mountain view. $2000/
mo. Avail. Nov. 1. Call 261-7757.
den home. Quiet street in UBC
area. $3200/mo. Avail. Oct. 15.
Call 270-8811.
3270 W. 5th Avenue. Perfect for
visitors to UBC or hospitals seeking
short-term accommodation
(weekly or monthly rates).
Spacious, fully furnished 1 BR apt.,
separate entrance, TV, private
phone. 10 min. to UBC and
downtown. Walk to restaurants,
buses, shops. Call 736-0054; fax
WEST SIDE Spacious furnished 2
BR, 2 bath apt. close to B-line,
parks. Share with mature woman.
Must enjoy pets. Cable, hydro
and laundry included. Avail,
immediately. N/S, F or M. Call
Sara 879-2643.
Sleeps 3, LR, kitchen, DR, bath,
patio, parking. 35 km w. of Lisbon,
4 km from Cascais (trains to
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round. Thanksgiving still avail. Call
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Lubomi Exhibition photo
Three young friends pose on the streets of Lubomi, Poland in the years before the Holocaust.
The photo is one of several displayed in the exhibition, Lubomi: Images of a Jewish
Community which opens Oct. 8 at the Museum of Anthropology.
Photographs document
town before Holocaust
A revealing photographic exhibition of one of Poland's most
vibrant Jewish communities before the Holocaust opens Oct. 8
at the Museum of Anthropology.
Remembering Lubomi: Images of a Jewish Community
provides insight into a period of
extraordinary cultural ferment
in the market town of Lubomi
through 39 framed photographs,
text and maps.
By the 1930s Lubomi had a
thriving Jewish population of some
4,000 people — more than 90 per
cent ofthe town's population.
The years between the two
world wars were a period of remarkable change. Modern intellectual attitudes, styles of dress
and other secular influences,
particularly Zionism, affected
traditional family life and religion.
In October 1942 most of
Luboml's Jews were murdered
by the Nazis. Only 51 people
Aaron Ziegelman, a Lubomi
emigrant to the United States in
1938, initiated and funded the
exhibition to preserve the his
tory and the memory ofthe town.
Nearly 2,000 photographs and
artifacts have been collected
around the world from more than
100 families. Remembering
Lubomi features highlights from
the collection.
The exhibition is open from
Oct. 8 to Dec. 31 every day
except Monday and holidays.
Museum hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5
p.m and Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 9
p.m. Admission is $6; students/
seniors, $3.50; free Tuesdays
from 5-9 p.m.
HEALTH October 5-9, 1998
SCIENCES       Schedule of Events
WEEK 1998    Theme:  Rationing or Rationalization:
 The Future Health Care System?
Tuesday, October 6
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Woodward IRC, Hall 4
4:30-6:00 pm.
Woodward IRC, Lecture Hall 5
Dr. Donald Light, Professor,
Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania
The real ethics of rationing: putting patients last?
Chair: Dr. Donald Light, Professor,
Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania
Panelists: Bob Evans (Centre for Health Services & Policy Research);
Mary Ferguson-Pare (Vancouver Hospital); David Kelly, (Ministry of
Health); Bill McArthur (Fraser Institute); Michael McDonald (Centre for
Applied Ethics); Barbara Mintzes (Health Care & Epidemiology).
On what bases should we be making health care allocation/
rationing decisions?
Wednesday, October 7
Woodward IRC
Hall 4, Lobby
Seminar Rooms
5:00 - 6:00 p.m
5:00 - 8:00 p.m
Two graduate students are selected to deliver a keynote address at the
Health Sciences Student Research Forum, providing listeners with an
overview of what is new, intriguing and important in the student's specific
area of research. As part of Health Sciences Week, the Forum is an
interdisciplinary event that includes more than 100 poster and oral
Dr. John H.V. Gilbert, Coordinator of Health Sciences
Dr. Joanne Emerman, Associate Dean, Research
Faculty of Medicine
• Kelly Bannister, Department of Botany
The Age of Rediscovery:
Ethnobotany & the Search for Plant-Derived Medicines
• Steve Morgan, Department of Economics
The Case against Universal Pharmacare:
Economic Rationalizing and Income Based Rationing
Thursday, October 8
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Woodward IRC, Lecture Hall 2
Before a live audience, three interdisciplinary teams of health sciences
students demonstrate their skills in assessment and management of a
problem case. An award will be presented to the twelve-member student
team judged most effective in overall case management.
by staff writers
Mary Risebrough has been appointed acting vice-
president. Student and Academic Services.
Risebrough takes over from Maria Klawe who was
recently named dean of the
Faculty of Science.
As director of Housing and
Conferences since 1982,
Risebrough has been instrumental in increasing and
improving UBC's on-campus
student housing, child-care
services, and faculty and staff
rental housing as well as
building a sense of community for UBC's more than
7,000 campus residents.
ssoc. Prof. David Hill of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is the
..new president of the
British Columbia Pharmacy
Association (BCPhA).
"I aim to continue to
solidify the association's
relationship with the Ministry of Health and the B.C.
Pharmacare program," says
Hill, who will serve a one-
year term. "Our goal is to
have pharmacists recognized
for the many pharmaceutical
care services they provide to
the public."
Hill, who is associate dean
of Professional Programs and director of Residency Programs, has been a faculty member since 1988. He teaches
pharmacy practice and bioethics.
BCPhA is an advocacy group representing 1,700 pharmacists and 400 pharmacies across the province.
John McLean, a professor in the Dept. of Forest
Sciences, is acting dean of the Faculty of Forestry.
McLean took over from Clark Binkley who left the
university this summer to take a job in the U.S.
McLean has previously served as acting dean and
associate dean.
held In Vancouver,
BC, Canada
Breast Health
The Team Approach
February 18, 1999
Hyart Regency Hotel
Breast Cancer:
Myths & Realities 1999
February 19 & 20,
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For more Information,
please contact:
Interprofessional Continuing
The University of British
105 - 2194 Health Sciences Mall
Phone: (604) 8224965
Fax: (604) 822-4835
Call for Nominations
Killam Prizes 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
Science faculty members, including
full-time (sessional) lecturers and
laboratory instructors who are
selected as outstanding teachers.
We are seeking input from UBC
alumni, current and former students.
Nomination Deadlines:
First term: Oct. 19, 1998
Second term: Feb. 8, 1999
Nominations should be accompanied
by supporting statement and the
nominator's name, address and
telephone number.
Please send nominations to:
Chair, Killam Prizes for Excellence in
c/o Office of the Dean of Science
Rm. 1505,6270 University Blvd.
University of British Columbia
Vancouver. B.C.V6T IZ4
Fax (604) 822-5558 T~
8 UBC Reports • Oct. 1, 1998
Philanthropist, student leader, World
Cup medalist to get alumni honours
Texas Instruments founder
and philanthropist Cecil Green,
former Alma Mater Society executive member and recent grad
Allison Dunnet, and two-time
Olympian swimmer Turlough
O'Hare are among the UBC
who will be
at the an-
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Recognition and
Sports Hall
of Fame
dinner to
be held
Oct. 8 at
the Hyatt
Regency in
and  longtime friend ofthe university Cecil
Green (DSc '64) will receive a
Lifetime Achievement Award.
Green is a founder of Texas
Instruments. He spent two years
at UBC before transferring to
As a philanthropist he has
supported post-secondary education across Canada, the U.S.
and the United Kingdom. In
1993 he founded UBC's first
graduate college, Green College.
He has received honorary doc
torates from more than a dozen
universities including UBC and
Oxford. He was knighted by
Queen Elizabeth in 1991.
A 1998 Political Science grad,
Allison Dunnet is the founder of
Imagine UBC, which welcomes new
won a total of 21 medals in
university competition and set
three university-level records
which still stand today.
O'Hare will be inducted into
the UBC Sports Hall of Fame.
Alumni awards are given to UBC
students to UBC, and of Humanities 101, a project to encourage
people from disadvantaged backgrounds to study at UBC.
Dunnet will receive one of
three Outstanding Student
awards to be given.
Turlough O'Hare competed
twice in the Olympic Games, as
well as in the Commonwealth
Games and the World Cup where
he won a gold medal in freestyle.
The Richmond native and
1998 UBC Human Kinetics grad
and mem
bers of the
UBC com-
m u n i ty
who have
made sig-
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from the arts to education, government, business and the professions.
Other award recipients include: Lifetime Achievement
Award to former University of
Victoria chancellor Bill Gibson
(BA '33, DSc '93); Award of Distinction to John Millar, director
of the B.C. Health Research
Foundation, and Milton Wong,
MK Wong & Associates', Volunteer Leadership Award to Jim
Stich, director of UBC's dental
clinic; Outstanding Young
Alumnus Award to Peter Dolman, UBC ophthalmology professor; Faculty citations to Carol
Herbert, head of UBC's Dept. of
Family Practice and Paul
Stanwood, UBC English professor; Outstanding Student
awards to Andrew Booth and
Lica Chui.
The UBC Sports Hall of Fame
was established to honour men
and women who showed outstanding athletic ability during
their years at UBC.
Many of these athletes went
on to compete internationally
for Canada, and many are recognized internationally.
In addition to O'Hare,
inductees include: John Owen,
an integral part of athletic administration at UBC for 28 years;
J.D. Jackson, basketball star
from 1987-92; NoraMcDermott,
a star basketball and field
hockey player during the 1940s;
and the 1977-78 women's volleyball team which won two
straight CIAU championships.
Last year, 700 alumni and
guests attended the dinner, generating more than $20,000 for
student scholarships and bursaries.
Tickets for the dinner are
$125 each or $1,000 for tables
of eight. For ticket information
call the UBC Alumni Association at (604) 822-3313.
Good cause
seeks hungry
October is a busy month for
volunteers working on the 1998
UBC United Way Campaign.
Events aimed at raising awareness and filling a few bellies take
place mid-month, and volunteer
training gets underway next week.
All are welcome at the following:
Oct. 6 and 8: Volunteer training, Graduate Student Society Ballroom from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. on
Oct. 6 and from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
on Oct. 8. Juice, coffee and muffins
will be served. Volunteers need only
attend one session.
Oct. 15: Pancake Breakfast, Instructional Resource Centre from
7:30 - 9:30 a.m. featuring celebrity
chefs. Tickets $3 at the door.
Oct. 16: Multicultural Barbecue, General Services Administration Building from 11:30 a.m.
-1:30 p.m. Tickets $5 at the door.
Oct. 19: Kick-off Wave-In by
all gate entrances from 7:00 -
9:00 a.m. to announce the official beginning of the campaign.
Oct. 19: Kick-Off Salmon Barbecue, First Nations Longhouse
from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Salmon and bannock will be
served. Tickets $5 in advance.
Call 822-UWAY (822-8929) for
the nearest ticket seller.
For information about these
events or to volunteer call 822-
UWAY (822-8929.)


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