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Vol. 22, No. 27, July 28, 1976. Published by
Information Services, University of B.C., 2075
Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5. J. A.
Banham, editor. Judith Walker, staff writer.
ubc reports
The senior students on campus for the summer took a tea break last Thursday
(July 22) at Cecil Green Park. The tea was sponsored by the Alumni Association
and Extra-Sessional Studies. More than 600 senior citizens are enjoying courses
from health to history through UBC's Senior Citizens Summer Program. Picture
by Ken Mayer.
Successful UBC Legal Clinic
gets Law Foundation grant
Overwhelming response to a
clinical program offered to UBC law
students last year has resulted in a
grant to the Faculty of Law to expand
that program beginning this
Thanks to a grant of $51,750 from
the Law Foundation of B.C., the UBC
Legal Clinic will be able to
accommodate 20 students each term
come September, up from 12 students
each term last year.
The grant will be used to hire one
more staff counsel, a secretary and
equipment for the program. The clinic
now engages a clinical professor and
two staff counsel.
The UBC Legal Clinic, established
in September of 1975, operates as a
regular law office with a small number
of senior law students working as
lawyers for half of the University year.
The students are responsible for about
20 clients each and deal with a full
range of legal problems — from
criminal charges and minor financial
claims to family crises and divorce
Response by students to the clinic
was so favorable after one year that
the program could only accommodate
one student in every five who applied
to take the program this September.
The new funding now has allowed
more students to be involved, although
there are still more students wanting
to take the program than space
And judging from the fact that
money to expand the program came
from the Law Foundation of B.C., the
legal profession also seems to be
responding favorably to the Legal
"This seems to be an indication of
the support of the law profession,"
said Don Egleston, a staff lawyer in
the clinical program. "Most lawyers
recognize that it is a worthwhile thing.
"And it seems quite appropriate
for funding to come from outside
sources. Although it is not the main
thrust of the clinic, the program has
the impact of providing a valuable
service to the public, to people who
could not otherwise afford legal
advice," he added.
Money from the grant should see
the program through to September of
1977. Funding after that is
Contract negotiations between the
University and its largest union, the
1,460-member Local 116 of the
Canadian Union of Public Employees,
have been adjourned.
Although many non-monetary and
contract-language issues have been
settled, there is no agreement yet on
the crucial issue of wages.
The University has offered two
alternative wage proposals, either of
which would result in an 8-per-cent
increase in wages and fringe benefits
for CUPE members.
Robert Grant, director of
Employee Relations, said the
University's offer was dictated by
three factors:
1. The fact that the University
simply cannot afford to pay more than
8 per cent overall because of its
difficult financial situation;
2. The pattern set by increases
recently granted other campus groups
based on the University's ability to
3. The Anti-Inflation Board
guideline for total compensation
increases, including fringe benefits as
well as wages.
CUPE's agreement with UBC
expired March 31. Negotiations have
been going on for some time, most
recently under the aegis of provincial
mediator J. E. Waterston.
Mr. Waterston adjourned the
negotiations last Thursday (July 22)
when he concluded he was unable to
bring the parties closer together. The
parties will reconvene at the call of the
UBC parking stickers for
1976-77 go on sale on Sunday,
Aug. 1. Stickers for faculty and
staff parking are $30 for the year.
Preferred parking for fourth-year
students or higher years is $20. In
that category, a few parking
stickers for A Lot are still available.
Normal student parking costs $6
for the year.
Stickers are available from the
traffic and security department,
3030 Wesbrook Mall. The office is
open from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
including  weekends  and  holidays. Olympic Sports:
The loss to Canada is more than financial
Dr. Susan Butt-Finn, associate
professor in Psychology at UBC, feels
that the Olympics, currently being
held in Montreal, is one of the
tragedies of our time. She says elitism
in sports, such as the Olympics
e nco urages, creates unhappy
ex-athletes and a nation of
out-of-shape spectators. For three
years ranked Canada's top female
tennis player, captain of the Canadian
national tennis team, and a
psychologist of sports. Dr. Butt-Finn is
now finishing a book, The Psychology
of Sport, that looks at the behavior,
motivation, personality and
performance of athletes. UBC Reports
jogged over to her Angus office this
week and asked her some questions.
Were you interested in psychology
before you went into tennis or did
what you see in sports make you want
to take a closer look at sports from a
psychology viewpoint?
I think all of my experiences in
tennis certainly started me thinking
and wanting to interpret sport and to
bring the body of knowledge of
psychology to sports people and vice
versa, sports to psychologists.
What does highly competitive
sports do to people? Did you notice
any major change in your personality?
I like to think that I got out of
sport before I had sold my soul to the
devil. But certainly when I was 22 and
23 and coming back from the tennis
circuits to South America and Europe
and the Middle East and various
places, my family and friends often
commented on my, I suppose,
egocentricity and change in character.
I'd been pushing myself in
competitions and on the circuit one is
interested in self-survival, and I think
that develops certain traits.
Do people have these traits before
they go into sports or do they develop
them through competition?
I think, of course, that it's a
combination of both, that people who
go into sport, especially if it's a sport
like hockey or football, obviously
must have a high level of physical
energy and must be physically active.
They must be strong and they must be
aggressive. But on top of that, I think
you get all of the really important
influences that come from a
competitive situation. In most sports
you have to be aggressive. As a result
an athlete usually develops a very tight
ego identity. They are dominant,
usually inconsiderate of others, almost
inevitably during the competition,
they're low in self-insight because you
have to develop certain psychological
defences. Now, unfortunately, I think
that spills over into the athletes' lives
often when they're off the playing
What does that do to athletes after
they're out of the sports world?
If the athletes are coming out of
the competitive sports world and going
into a competitive way of life, maybe
they're becoming a businessman or
they're becoming a politician, or
maybe even they're going into
entertainment like a lot of ex-jocks,
then that set of personality traits is
going to serve them quite well. So
some people make their adjustment
from one competitive milieu to
another. But the real problem is for
the male athlete who stays in until he's
38 or 45 and then his physical abilities
give way to age and time. Then he has
to reconcile a real conflict in his
personality, having been indulged and
being used to the North American
ideal of the young active winner, who
sees himself as being a dominant
aggressive figure and then suddenly the
crowd is no longer interested in him.
His marriage is likely to have broken
up long before. He may turn to drugs,
alcohol. There's all kinds of pitfalls for
the male athlete making his
adjustment. There's a group in
Toronto called Athletes Anonymous
and a lot of athletes have signed up,
asked for help, who had problems with
alcohol, drugs or just marital
How do you emphasize the positive
aspects of sport when our society
worships only the winners in
When you live in a basically lazy,
materialistic society, the people aren't
going to identify with the exuberance
of physical activity, so the problem is
the social values. Sport reflects our
current social values and I would like
to see the social values changed and
sport reformed in many ways. I see
changes coming from four or five
major sources.
First, I see changes coming through
the sponsors of sport, the commercial
firms, the multi-national corporations
that are backing sport. If they see, and
I think some are coming to this point,
that they're not doing anybody much
good spending millions of dollars
sponsoring a baseball team or
something. If they decide to put their
money elsewhere and de-emphasize
competition and emphasize instead
I think another change can come
from the athletes themselves. There's a
lot of athletes now writing books
about their experiences in sport, and
they are not reporting them as happy
ones. And there's many people calling
for reform in sport, people who have
been athletes or who are athletes,
calling attention to the deleterious
values of the sports world and asking
for change. There will be some athlete
some day — very much like the black
athletes at the Olympics who are
saying other social values are more
important than winning a gold medal
— who will refuse a gold medal, who
will say I don't want it because I'm
performing because I enjoy it and I
don't want the prize.
Then I see another possible change
as coming from the leadership of
women, because I think traditionally
women have been more co-operative,
have been trained to be more
co-operative, have had the opportunity
for developing the co-operative side of
2/UBC Reports/July 28, 1976 their nature. The woman athlete who's
just coming into it can see some of the
follies of the male competitive
Some day I think some athlete is
going to play through to the finals of
Wimbledon and get to match point
and then quit on match point to give
the message to people that they don't
need to win the championship, they
just enjoy playing.
Would you have?
I think I would do something like
that. But then that's easy to say and
hard to do. When I was playing and
did have the opportunity to do that
kind of thing, I didn't know enough to
do it. I hadn't figured out the system
for myself. But now I certainly think I
Would you like to see the Olympics
cut out altogether?
I certainly would like to see it go
through a gradual total reformation,
but it's just impractical to say it
should be wiped out altogether. You
couldn't take any full sweeping
measure to suddenly reform sport. It
has to come from the people
My personal view is, yes, the
Olympics is a tragedy. Munich was a
tragedy because of the athletes that
were murdered, but Munich would
have been a tragedy even without that.
If you had your ideal sports world,
you'd have a society that discouraged
elitism in sports, you'd have a whole
nation that participated, a whole
nation of mediocre players?
No, some wouldn't be mediocre
because as soon as you have a broad
basis of people competing, you're
going to have those of high ability
rising to the peaks. East Germany, the
team that's doing so well in the
Olympics, is just a perfect example of
this. You'd get a lot of people
enjoying sport and enjoying the sport
of those that are extremely excellent.
And how would you deal with the
personality problems of the extremely
excellent athlete?
They wouldn't have the same kind
of problem. One thing that champion
athletes face on their way up is a lot of
backbiting in the competitive
situation. Those people have had to
buttress a lot and consequently end up
with very bitter, less than desirable
personalities. But if you did it the
other way, people would support that
person's exce lence.
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Spectators enjoy a tune at noon, courtesy of the Pacific Brass Guild. Outdoor
concerts are held every day at different locations around the campus during
Summer Session. Times and places are listed on page 4. Picture by John Morris.
Early Music program here
Crumhorn enthusiasts unite! This is the summer you have
been waiting for.
Next month on the UBC campus the Vancouver Early
Music program takes place, and all lovers of Renaissance and
baroque music and dance are invited either to participate or
For the listener, five concerts of Renaissance and baroque
music are offered beginning Aug. 10. A chance to hear
harpsichord or viola da gamba as it should be.
For the participant, two workshops for various levels of
players will be held. So far, close to a hundred people have
registered for the two workshops offered. The first, the
Vancouver Baroque Music Workshop, Aug. 9 to 21, provides
an opportunity for advanced and professional players of
baroque instruments to study with distinguished faculty from
across North America. For those less advanced players, and
even some complete beginners, a workshop on early music and
dance is offered from Aug. 16 to 21.
To Dr. John Sawyer, organizer of the festival and teacher
of Renaissance and baroque music in the Department of Music
at UBC, the interest shown already in the workshops is not
surprising. "There has been an increased interest in the past, in
history," he says. And the interest in baroque and Renaissance
music by the amateur musician is understandable when you
look at the music itself.
"The music of the 16th to 18th centuries was made easy. It
was geared toward the amateur and ensembles. The music was
played in the courts, but it was also taken up by an increasing
middle-class audience who spent their leisure time playing
music. They had the amateurs very much in mind in the
publishing business then," Dr. Sawyer says.
Nineteenth-century music, on the other hand, he explains, is
geared toward the virtuoso and is much less rewarding for the
amateur player.
The workshops offered at UBC will not only stress
techniques of playing the crumhorn or the lute or the shawm,
but also look at Renaissance costume, recorder and
harpsichord construction and late medieval performance
practice. Space is still available in both workshops. Details are
available from the Centre for Continuing Education,
228-2181, local 254.
Tickets for the Early Music Festival are available from the
music department or from the Magic Flute record shop, 2100
West 4th Ave. Tickets are $3.50 each, or $2.50 for students
and senior citizens. Details of the concerts will be announced
in "Next Week at UBC" on the back page of UBC Reports.
J__S_  ^
UBC Reports/July 28, 1976/3 NEXT WEEK AT UBC
Notices must reach InformationServices.rVtain Mall North Admin. Bldg., by mail, by 5 p.m. Thursday of week preceding publication of notice.
11:00 a.m.     CANCER   CONTROL   AGENCY   SEMINAR.   Dr.
Ralph Van Furth, University of Leiden, Holland,
speaks on Regulatory Mechanisms in Monocyte
Production. Conference room, second floor.
Cancer Control Agency of B.C., 2656 Heather St.,
12:30 p.m. SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT. Pacific Salt band
plays jazz on the Student Union Building plaza.
12:35 p.m. CHINESE FAST CLAPPERTALE. Prof. Jan Wells,
Asian Studies, explains and performs ancient art of
telling a tale while keeping an intricate rhythm
with wooden clappers. Room 3218, Buchanan
Pacific    Brass
12:30 p.m.    SUMMER    SOUNDS    CONCERT.
Guild performs outside Brock Hall.
12:35 p.m.     KOREAN     LANGUAGE     LECTURE.     Dr.
Simon Fraser University, discusses
interrelations between Chinese, Japanese
Korean language. Room 3218, Buchanan Building.
7:30p.m. SUMMER SCREEN SERIES featuring two films'
on "The Sporting Mentality." It's the Winning that
Counts (CBC, color, 55 mins.) and Jack Rabbitt
(NFB, color, 29 mins.) will be shown. Lecture Hall
2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
FOLK DANCE FIESTA. Folk dancing taught and
performed on the Student Union Building plaza.
All welcome. Call 228-3653 for more information.
8:00 p.m. STAGE CAMPUS '76 presents The Birds by
Aristophanes. Dorothy Somerset Studio. Tickets,
$3; students, $2. Continues nightly except Sundays
until Aug. 14. For reservations, call 228-2678.
12:30 p.m.     SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT. Persimmon plays
pop music outside the Education building.
Mrs. Y. Jaid gives a performance of north Indian
classical music. Room 3218, Buchanan Building.
Instruction and consultation for serious art
students provided by artist Ted Dickson. Students
supply own materials. Offered every Thursday
until 4:30 p.m. Upper lounge, International House.
To register, call 228-5021. Free, all welcome.
8:00 p.m. FILM SHOWING. Monkey Business with the Marx
Brothers. Old Auditorium.
12:30 p.m. SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT. Patrick Wedd
gives an organ recital. Music Building.
12:35 p.m.     CHINESE  FILM. A documentary film in Chinese.
Room 3218, Buchanan Building.
2:30 p.m.     ZOOLOGY PHYSIOLOGY SEMINAR. Dr.  Grant
Bartlet, Laboratory for Comparative Biochemistry,
San  Diego, Calif., speaks on Comparative Aspects
of    Red    Blood    Cell    Phosphates    and    Oxygen
Transport.     Room     2449,     Biological     Sciences
7:30 p.m.     SUMMER   SCREEN   SERIES   featuring   2001: A
Space    Odyssey.     Lecture    Hall    2,    Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. Free.
FILM SHOWING. Monkey Business with the Marx
Brothers. Old Auditorium. Repeated at 9:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m.     FILM SHOWING. Monkey Business with the Marx
Brothers. Old Auditorium.
8:30 p.m.    DISCO DANCING in The Pit, with music provided
by   CITR   campus   radio  disk jockeys.   Continues
every Saturday evening to midnight until Aug. 28.
Admission free. Student Union Building.
summer scene
If you need help with anything during Summer Session, contact
the Summer Students' Association located in West Mall Annex,
Rooms 140-142 or phone 228-3976. Office hours 9:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. weekdays.
Summer Session is now part of the Office of Extra-Sessional
Studies. The new office is located i-n the Coach House, 6323 Cecil
Green Park Road. Phone 228-2581 or 228-2657.
The Summer Students' Association is sponsoring golf lessons.
Package of eight lessons only $8 or single lessons at $1 for an hour's
instruction. Lessons also available for faculty and staff for $2 each
hour of instruction. Register at the Summer Students'Association
office. Room 140, West Mall Annex. Call 228-3976 for more
Lessons held on Place Vanier Residence courts beginning
Thursday, July 8, at 1 p.m. Cost to Summer Session students is$1
each lesson or $6 for a six-lesson package. Also open to faculty and
staff for $2 a lesson. Register at the Summer Students' Association
office. Room 140, West Mall Annex. Call 228-3976 for more
Boys from 7 to 16 years are eligible. Sessions include two hours
of on-ice instruction plus 40 minutes of off-ice circuit training
daily. Cost is $30 for a 5-day session, $50 for a 7-day session and
$65 for a 10-day session. Available until Aug. 27. Call 228-3177.
Free noon-hour concerts are held on campus in different
locations. Check each day's events listed here for details. In case
of rain all concerts scheduled for outside SUB will be held in the
SUB conversation pit, main floor. All other outdoor concerts
will be held in the Recital Hall, Music Building in case of rain.
A chartered boat is available for those interested. The 17-foot
deep-sea boat with an experienced skipper rents for $15 a person
for half a day or $25 a person for a full day. Minimum of two
persons, call 228-3976 for information.
A series of activities which will study treesand wooded areasof the
campus, with direct concern for the ecology of these areas, will be
held through July and the first two weeks of August. The
mini-course is open to children aged 9 to 13. Parents interested in
enrolling their children in the course should contact John Coates,
228-5056 (office) or 224-9182 (home phone after 5 p.m.
Information on this co-educational camp sponsored by Physical
Education for children aged 7 to 14 can be obtained by calling
228-3341. Camps run for two weeksfrom July 5 to Aug. 13,9a.m.
to noon, and cost $32 for each two-week session.
Empire Pool is open for swimming for the summer. Faculty,
staff and students have the lunch hour from noon to 1:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, reserved for their swimming time.
Public swimming and lessons are available from 1:30 to 5:00
p.m. Monday through Friday. Swimming passes are available at
the pool office or by calling 228-3800.
4/UBC Reports/July 28, 1976


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