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University disappointed with grant allocation
UBC's operating grant for 1980-81, announced
last week by the Universities Council of B.C., is
$142.8 million, including $2.5 million in designated allocations to specific projects.
The total increase over the 1979-80 operating
grant equals 8.35 per cent, but the general purposes increase is only 7.19 per cent.
In disclosing the grant, the UCBC said it had retained an unallocated sum of $1 million, which it
would allocate "when appropriate
Were the entire $1 million to go to UBC for general purposes — an unlikely event, according to
UBC Vice-President and Bursar William White —
then the increase over 1979-80 would rise to 7.96
per cent from 7.19 per cent. The over-all increase
would be 9.1 per cent instead of 8.35 per cent.
President Douglas Kenny said UBC's share of the
annual operating fund grant made by the Universities Council was a disappointment.
"Difficult decisions are ahead for the University,
which will again have to cope with an increase well
under the annual inflation rate," Dr. Kenny said.
He explained that when line items, which are
designated allocations to specific projects, are re
moved, that the increase in the grant is 7.19 per
cent, which at the very most could rise to 7.96 per
cent. "This is the amount of money we have left for
wage awards and increases in the cost of supplies
and services," the president said.
"At a time when both the enrolment of the University and the quality of its academic programs are
growing, the University will be extremely hard-
pressed to maintain the level of existing services.
That will be a disappointment for many British Columbians, particularly the young people of our
UBC re
Volume 26, Number 9. May 7, 1980. Published by Information Services, University of B.C., 2075 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5, 228-3131. Jim
Banham and Judie Sleeves, editors. ISSN 0497-2929.
UBC's energy-conservation program moved into higher
gear this week with the appointment of Arthur Orr, centre, to the staff of the Department of Physical Plant as energy conservation engineer. Assisting Mr. Orr this summer in an energy audit of campus buildings will be archi
tecture student Mark Pesner, left, who holds a meter for
reading light levels, and Lyle McClelland, a mechanical
engineering student, who holds an anemometer, a device
for measuring air velocity and quantity in building heating and ventilating systems. For details, turn to page 3.
New UBC vice-president appointed
Dr. James M. Kennedy will become
Vice-President, University Services,
for UBC on July 1.
He succeeds C.J. Connaghan, currently Vice-President, Administrative
Services, who will be leaving the
University after a five-year term to
return to private business.
The appointment of Dr. Kennedy,
who has been director of the UBC
Computing Centre since 1966, was announced by Leslie Peterson, Q.C.,
chairman of the University's Board of
Governors, following a board meeting
held in Prince George Monday.
Dr. Kennedy, a native of Ottawa
who obtained his Ph.D. in theoretical
physics at Princeton University, will
assume responsibility for the University's non-academic support services, including Employee Relations, Physical
Plant, Purchasing, Facilities, Planning and Traffic and Security. Overall
responsibility for the UBC Computing
Centre will also come under his new
UBC President Douglas T. Kenny
said the University was fortunate to be
able to call on Dr. Kennedy to provide
leadership for University support services during the 1980s. "Dr. Kennedy's
experience with computerized
management information will be a
great strength to the University administration in the years ahead," the
President said.
Dr. Kenny paid tribute to the contribution Mr. Connaghan had made
in the reorganization and guidance of
administrative services since joining
the University. "Mr. Connaghan is an
outstanding example of a person who
took five years out of a successful
business career to serve in the public
sector," Dr. Kenny said.
Mr. Connaghan, a former president
of the Construction Labor Relations
Association of B.C., and author of a
major report on labor-management
relations in West Germany, is leaving
to form his own consulting firm in
Vancouver. He is a former member of
the UBC Board of Governors and a
UBC graduate.
"I fully expect," President Kenny
said, "that Mr. Connaghan will continue his long and close association
with the University, which began as a
student when he served as president of
the Alma Mater Society and which
continued when he was employed in
Eastern Canada, where he served as a
contact person for our alumni association."
Dr. Kennedy, who received his B.A.
and M.A. from the University of
Toronto before going on to Princeton,
spent 12 years with Atomic Energy of
Canada before joining UBC in 1966.
In addition to his duties as director of
the Computing Centre, he served as
acting head of the computer science
department in 1968-69 during its
development. He continues to hold
the rank of professor of computer
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hits two
Pickets went up at the General Services Administration Building and the
Computing Centre late Friday afternoon as the Association of University
and College Employees (AUCE) took
strike action against UBC.
AUCE represents more than 1,200
clerical and non-professional library
employees at UBC, and their contract
with the University expired at midnight March 31.
The union had served 72-hour
strike notice on April 29, and a final
negotiating session was held May 2 at
AUCE request in a last-minute try for
a settlement. The union proposed the
following package:
1. All clauses already agreed to, to
2. Leave of absence without pay for
union business, with a guaranteed
return to the position previously held
before the leave.
3. Under the tuition waiver clause,
permission to take two courses concurrently.
4. Shift differential to be increased
from 35 cents and 55 cents an hour for
afternoon shifts and night shifts to 5
per cent and 10 per cent.
5. A general wage increase of 11 per
University negotiators responded by
proposing   an   amended   version   of
union leave of absence, and by agree-
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Services go on
despite strike
Academic and administrative departments in two campus buildings
being picketed by striking UBC clerical workers remained open and continued to provide essential services as
the partial work stoppage entered its
sixth day today (Wednesday).
AUCE pickets appeared outside the
General Services Administration
Building and the Computer Sciences
Building, which houses the University's Computing Centre, last Friday
(May 2) shortly after 3:30 p.m., 72
hours after the union served strike notice on the University.
All administrative departments
housed in the GSA Building were open
and operating on Monday and Tuesday of this week, with the exception of
the campus mail room in the basement of the building. Departments on
campus continued to receive mail,
The Computing Centre in the Computer Sciences Building is being operated normally by supervisory personnel. Students and faculty members
who want to do their own key punching are free to use equipment
located in the building.
Administrative offices in the GSA
Building are open but operating on
restricted hours from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m.  Here are brief descriptions of
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Research breakthroughs
boost UBC's reputation
president of UBC said here Monday
(May 5) that UBC has become one of
the top universities in North America
and that research breakthroughs by
some of its world-class scientists are
providing benefits to all the citizens of
the province.
Prof. James Kennedy
Continued from page 1
Dr. Kennedy served as special assistant to the president from October,
1979, to March, 1980, when he
chaired the Information Systems Task
Force which looked into information
systems development at UBC. He
served on the board of Vancouver
Community College from 1976 to 1980
and was board chairman for two
The Board of Governors also announced two other changes in reporting relationships, effective July 1. The
Department of Information Services
will now report directly to the president, a recommendation originally
made by the Special Committee on
Communications, set up to review the
function of the department a few years
ago. The Resources Council and director of fund-raising will now report
to Dr. Michael Shaw, Vice-President,
Academic Development.
As proof, Dr. Douglas Kenny
recited a list of major research projects
and numerous international honors
earned in the past year by UBC professors.
He also said that UBC's Faculty of
Medicine is quietly going about the
task of building one of the best rosters
of medical talent and teachers
available anywhere.
"Some of the top medical experts in
their respective fields," Dr. Kenny
said, "are moving to our province
because of the expansion of the UBC
Faculty of Medicine."
Dr. Kenny said UBC, the University
of Toronto and McGill account for
one third of all federal research money
awarded to Canadian universities.
UBC received more than $26 million
from all sources for research last year.
The UBC president also said that
enrolment at the University continues
to increase. Enrolment this year was a
record high of 25,697.
But in spite of its achievements, and
the increase in enrolment, the Universities Council still continues to set
UBC's annual operating grant well
below the academic rate of inflation,
he said.
"It makes me wonder if they don't
still subscribe to the mistaken notion
that university enrolments are declining in the West.
"They are not," Dr. Kenny said,
"but provincial financial support for
this University certainly is."
President Kenny also called for increased financial support for students,
who face increasing costs for fees,
books, food, shelter and travel.
He said that despite current
economic restraints, UBC professors
were achieving world-wide attention
and making significant research advances.
UBC, he said, received four
prestigious Guggenheim fellowships
last month, of only 10 awarded in
The University of Toronto and
McMaster University received two
each, he said. "In fact we received only one less than UCLA and the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
in the United States, so we feel we are
in good company."
Another award was from Proctor
and Gamble for research, "one of the
most coveted awards in dentistry." It
will be given in Japan next month to
UBC oral biologist Dr. Donald
Brunette who has made fundamental
advances in understanding what happens when the gums become infected.
Dr. Walter C. Koerner, second from right, presided for the final time last week
over the deliberations of the management committee of UBC's Health Sciences
Centre, which will be officially named for the late Dr. John F. McCreary on
May 16. The last major unit of the campus centre, the 240-bed acute care unit,
will be officially opened and named for Dr. Koerner at the same ceremony. The
following day, Gerald H.D. Hobbs, the former chairman of Cominco, takes
over as chairman of the management committee, with Dr. Koerner continuing
to serve as vice-chairman. Dr. Koerner is a noted University benefactor and
former chairman and member of UBC's Board of Governors. He and Mr.
Hobbs have been members of the Health Sciences Centre management committee since it was formed in 1964. On Dr. Koerner's left is Lloyd Detwiller, administrator of the Health Sciences Centre Hospital. On his right are Mrs. Joy
McCusker of UBC's Board of Governors and Dr. Joachim Burhenne, head of
the Department of Diagnostic Radiology in the Faculty of Medicine.
Opening set for May 16
The official opening of the
240-bed acute care unit and naming
of the Health Sciences Centre at
UBC will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 16.
The acute care unit is the last key
building making up the Health
Sciences Centre. It will be named for
Dr. Walter C. Koerner, UBC benefactor who has devoted a quarter
century to the affairs of the University.
Dr. Koerner was chairman of the
University's Board of Governors and
chairman of the management committee for the Health Sciences Centre.
The Health Sciences Centre itself
was the inspiration of the late Dr.
John F. McCreary, who was dean of
the Faculty of Medicine and Coordinator of Health Sciences.
At the heart of the centre is the
idea that students in the health
sciences should be trained together
so they will become familiar with the
strengths and limitations of each
health profession.
In this way, Dr. McCreary believed, they would be better able to
efficiently divide amongst them the
growing demand for health services.
Two plaques will be unveiled in
honor of Drs. Koerner and McCreary.
Opening ceremonies will take
place in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, the only
nearby facility large enough to accommodate the anticipated crowd.
The ceremonies will then be
moved to the acute care unit for the
ribbon-cutting and a tour of the new
Among the participants will be
Dr. Patrick L. McGeer, Minister of
Universities, Science and Communications; and Rafe Mair, B.C. Minister of Health. Representing the
federal government will be Senator
Ann E. Bell.
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ing to the two-course tuition waiver.
However, the University reiterated its
position that it could go no higher
than 10 per cent as an ongoing wage
increase commitment, especially since
the general purposes operating grant
was up only 7.19 per cent for 1980-81.
The University offered each AUCE
member $100 as a once-only payment,
on top of the 10 per cent.
This was rejected by AUCE
negotiators, who said they were reverting to the earlier union demand for a
wage increase of 15 per cent. The
meeting broke up at 3:30 p.m., and
AUCE pickets were in place within
five minutes.
AUCE had stated earlier that there
would be selective strike action against
specific areas of the campus, rather
than a full walkout.
When AUCE pickets appeared at
the Student Union Building on Saturday, they left at the request of another
campus union. AUCE has no members working in SUB.
If AUCE accepts the University offer now on the negotiating table, the
AUCE wages bill at UBC will be 11.66
per cent higher for 1980-81 than it was
for 1979-80.
That's because many AUCE members will receive raises effective July 1
anyway, and because of the once-only
payment of $100 offered to each
AUCE member as a signing bonus.
There are 10 starting pay scales for
AUCE workers at UBC, with five automatic annual 'step' increases for each
category, averaging about $22 per
month. Although they range from
about 1.4 per cent of a person's salary
to more than 2 per cent, not every
AUCE member is entitled to one of
these step increases, and they are a
cost factor to the University of about
.85 per cent. This would rise to about ■
.88 per cent with a general wage in
crease of 10 per cent, since a step increase of $22 would then become $24
per month.
The once-only payment of $100 offered to each AUCE worker would
represent about .73 per cent of the
AUCE payroll.
Hence, the total cost to the University of the current offer, seen as a
percentage increase over the 1979-80
AUCE payroll, would be as follows:
General wage increase   10.00 per cent
'Step'increases .88
Extended health benefits . 05
Signing bonus of $100 .73
Total 1980-81 cost
to UBC 11.66 per cent
As the strike went into its sixth day
today (Wednesday), no further
negotiating meetings were scheduled.
The union booked IRC No. 2 for a
three-hour meeting Tuesday night.
Continued from page 1
how each is coping with the strike situation.
wickets are manned by supervisory
personnel. It's expected that broadsheets listing marks obtained by students who will graduate this year will
be ready on Friday or Monday for
pickup by faculty representatives who
must adjudicate student standings.
To determine whether broadsheets
for your faculty are ready on Friday,
call 228-2263, 2871 or 2844.
STUDIES. Oral examinations scheduled for this week and next in the faculty's examination room on the second
floor of the GSA Building will go
ahead as scheduled.
Cheques for hourly employees will be
available in the third-floor offices of
the department today (Wednesday) as
scheduled. The department doesn't
anticipate that it will have any trouble
issuing semi-monthly cheques to
permanent employees next week
either. UBCreports
Making maps
the blind
can read
It started with an accident in the
lab. SFU cartographer Ray Squirrell
dropped a map he was making on the
floor while the paint on it was still wet.
There wasn't much he could do about
it, so he picked it up and left it to dry.
He discovered later that the wet
paint had gathered sand off the floor
which had dried on the map where the
paint had been wet — leaving those
areas textured.
At about the same time, but across
town at UBC, the first issues of
geographer Dr. Bert Farley's Atlas of
British Columbia were rolling off the
press at UBC Press, and Executive
Director Tony Blicq was trying to
dream up a clever way of introducing
this major work.
Timing of the two events was
critical, because it wasn't long after
Ray Squirrell dropped his wet map
that he took his discovery to Paul
Thiele, Librarian and Head of the
Crane Library for the blind at UBC,
to talk about the feasibility of using
the ink and texturing materials idea
for making tactile maps for the blind.
Mr. Thiele was enthusiastic, and
when Mr. Blicq approached him
shortly after that with his promotional
idea of auctioning a prestigiously-
autographed 'first copy off the press'
atlas at a press party, with the proceeds to go to the Crane Library —
things began to come together.
The auction netted nearly $700
from Dr. George Volkoff, Dean
Emeritus of Science, the high bidder
for the first copy of the new atlas,
which retails at $45.
With that beginning, Mr. Squirrell
and Mr. Thiele got together with the
Provincial Resource Centre for the
Visually Impaired, the SFU
Psychology Department and Crane
Library staff to test and try to discover
which types of surfaces were the most
effective for the blind to read. Map
making for the blind is so new, all
their work was and is still experimental — as the atlas will be — but
despite the challenges, they decided to
forge ahead to produce a multi -media
version of the atlas for the blind.
"It costs between $40 and $400 now
for a commercial map for the blind,
made in a mold," explains Mr. Thiele.
In   addition,   these   maps   are   large,
rigid and unwieldy.
"With this new process braille maps
with textured surfaces denoting different geographical features can be
made available economically, as well
as being portable and compact," he
Mr.  Squirrel became interested a
In his laboratory atop Burnaby Mountain, SFU cartographer Ray Squirrell is
creating the first many-textured tactile maps for the blind. The first experimental maps are from the Atlas of British Columbia, compiled by UBC geographer Dr. Bert Farley and published by the University of B.C. Press.
couple of years ago when he
discovered that maps for the blind
were so expensive the blind couldn't
afford them.
"I'd been thinking about that when
I accidentally dropped that wet map.
When I felt that map after it dried, I
decided to do it deliberately and I
used sand, then salt from the
cafeteria, and then tiny glass beads
normally used for sand blasting copper pipe," he explained.
"I tried the texturing on all different materials, from linen sheets, to
mylar and even newsprint. It worked
fine on everything except acetate and
"I also found that flocking, the fiber
which feels like wool or felt, worked
really well to provide an  alternative
texture to the glass beads," he continued.
Since all these materials stick in wet
ink the maps can be reproduced
relatively inexpensively and quickly
from an ordinary offset press, or by
In addition, Mr. Squirrell has used
a thermograver, normally used for
printed cards or invitations with raised
lettering, for printing the braille text
on the maps. If a clear ink is used instead of colored, this braille can even
be superimposed on inked printing so
that both the blind and sighted can
use the same materials.
Not all the maps in the Farley atlas
can be reproduced using the new process, because too many textures on one
map would only be confusing, so in
producing tactile versions, each is
simplified, and not too much information is crammed on one map.
The Atlas of British Columbia has
been sold to the provincial government for distribution to the schools in
B.C., and it will be possible, with this
tactile version, for blind and partially-
blind students to follow the same class
work as their sighted classmates.
The 11 maps which have been
chosen from the atlas for tactile
reproduction are those which would
probably be "the most useful to school
students," noted Mr. Squirrell, "and
those which are fairly simple to
Only 50 copies of the tactile atlas
will be produced initially, with these
distributed through the Provincial
Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired to schools throughout B.C.,
and some libraries.
The 50 copies of those 11 maps will
cost about $1,500 to produce, but
from that beginning it will be much
cheaper to produce subsequent copies
— perhaps $2 a page, Mr. Squirrell
Sun Life Assurance has donated the
funds for this initial trial production
of maps, and the rest is a co-operative
effort on behalf of UBC and SFU -
plus that initial $700 which will be
used by the Crane Library to produce
tapes of the text which accompany the
maps in Dr. Farley's atlas, and the
binding of maps, tape cassettes, and
some explanatory braille text in a ring
binder for distribution.
The name of this new publication
for the blind — which will be in the
same 12 X 14 inch format as the atlas
for sighted students — is to be: Atlas
of British Columbia by A.L. Farley;
Tactile Edition by Ray Squirrell;
Published as a co-operative venture by
SFU and UBC.
Mr. Squirrell hopes to have all the
maps completed by the beginning of
June. Then he'll have time for some of
the thousands of other applications
possible for this process!
UBC hires a new energy conservation engineer
A familiar sight on campus this
summer will be UBC's new energy
conservation engineer and three
students hired to help him during the
next few months.
Arthur Orr, a graduate in
mechanical engineering from UBC,
began as energy conservation engineer
March 1. He has been involved in
heating and air conditioning design,
operation and maintenance for all of
his professional career and active in
energy conservation since the beginning of the energy crisis. His most recent previous appointment in energy
conservation was with the federal
Assisting Mr. Orr will be Tracy
Bond   and   Lyle   McClelland,   both
students in mechanical engineering,
and Mark Pesner, a student in architecture. The students are entering
their last year of study.
"We'll be in different buildings on
campus this summer checking 'quick-
fix' possibilities," Mr. Orr said.
"For example, if we take a light-
intensity reading in a room and
discover the lighting level is too high,
we can simply remove a few fluorescent tubes.
"It's called quick-fix because no
money is involved in the alteration.
The fixture isn't changed in any way
other than having a few tubes removed."
Mr. Orr expects to be able to
significantly reduce UBC's energy bill
through quick-fix changes.
UBC's energy bill last year was
about $4 million, more than twice
what it was in 1971. It will be higher
this year.
He said the second phase will be
"These changes will involve alterations and modifications to equipment,
air outlets, mechanical rooms, and
speed of fans. This is where the largest
saving can be made, but it requires
spending a fair amount of money to
make these changes."
Mr. Orr said the pay-back period
on quick-fix items will be immediate.
The cost of retrofit changes will be repaid in energy savings after three to
three and one-half years.
Fifty-five percent of UBC's energy
bill is for electricity for lighting and
for operating electrical motors in ventilation and other equipment. The remaining 45 per cent is for heat, using
natural gas and fuel oil as the source
of energy.
Of the three major forms of energy,
electricity is the most expensive per
unit of energy. Natural gas is the least
expensive, with the cost per unit of oil
somewhere in between the two.
UBC's present total energy consumption is 54.9 kilowatt hours a year
for each square foot of floor space.
. This compares favorably with the
57.17 kilowatt hours a year per square
foot at SFU. UBCalendar
Events in the week of:
May 18 to May 24 Deadline is 5 p.m. May 8
May 25 to May 31 Deadline is 5 p.m. May 15
Send notices to Information Services, 6328 Memorial Road
(Old Administration Building), Campus. For further information call 228-3131.
12 noon     CANCER   RESEARCH   SEMINAR.   Dr.   N.
Auersperg, Anatomy, UBC, on Differentiation
and Viral Transformation of Cultured Rat
Adrenocortical Cells. Lecture Theatre, B.C.
Cancer Research Centre, 601 West 10th Avenue,
12:30 p.m. RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS (Quakers) Meeting for Worship (UBC campus worship
group). Room 1024, Scarfe Building. For more information, contact R. Crosby, 228-5735.
in a series of two lectures on Survey of Statistical
Programs by Dr. Piet De Jong of the UBC Computing Centre. Room 447, Computer Sciences
3:30 p.m. GEOPHYSICS SEMINAR. Dr. Chris Beaumont, Oceanography, Dalhousie University, on
Foreland Basins. Room 260, Geophysics and
Astronomy Building.
4:30 p.m. BIOCHEMICAL DISCUSSION GROUP SEMINAR. Dr. Paul Boyer, Molecular Biology Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, on
How Mitochondria and Chloroplasts Make
ATP. Lecture Hall 6, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre.
1:30 p.m. VIDEO PREVIEWS. The Centre for Human
Settlements Audio-Visual Viewing Library
presents The Other Way (E.F. Schumacher),
followed by requests from the catalogue. Faculty
are invited to preview the collection and tour the
new viewing facilities. Room 313, Library Processing Building.
Bienfang, The Oceanic Institute, Hawaii, on
Phytoplankton Dynamics and Sinking Rates in
Oligotrophic Waters Off Hawaii. Room 1465,
west wing, Biological Sciences Building.
Clayton  Person,   Botany,   UBC,  on  Polygenic
Systems. Room 200, Wesbrook Building.
Holmvang, M. Walters, D. Corrigall, D. Ricci
and V. Bernstein, Cardiology, VGH, on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Lecture Hall B, Vancouver General Hospital.
7:30 p.m. INTERNATIONAL HOUSE presents The
Story of the Filipino People Through Their
Songs. Upper Lounge, International House. Admission free.
Rogers and A. McNab on Neonatal Asphyxia
and Coagulopathy. Lecture Theatre B, Vancouver General Hospital.
The snack bar in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre will be closed from June 2 through June IS for renovations
and maintenance.
An expanded program of sports activities will be offered in
the summer of 1980 by the School of Physical Education and
Recreation. For further information on any of the activities
listed below, call 228-3688.
BASKETBALL - for grade 10, 11 and 12 girls. May
19-June 30. $40.
FENCING - for girls and boys aged 12-18. Session for 12-to-
15-year-olds July 7-11; for 16-18-year-olds July 14-18. $40.
GYMNASTICS — for boys and girls aged 6 and up. June
SO-July 11. $50.
ICE HOCKEY — for males aged 7 to adult. Day school July
21-Aug. 29 for ages 7-13. $75; Evening school Aug. 18-29 for
ages 11-16. $45; Resident school July 5-Aug. 23 for ages 8-17.
$195; Adult program July 8-Aug. 28. $65; Coaches program
July 7-Aug. 27. $55.
SOCCER - for boys and girls aged 7-17. June 25-Aug. 1.
SPORT CAMP — for boys and girls 7-14. Two-week sessions
from June 30-Aug. 8. $40.
VOLLEYBALL - for boys and girls 10-14. July 14-16. $35.
All the above activities will be held at the Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre, the Osborne Centre and adjacent playing
fields on Thunderbird Boulevard.
Jim McPhail, curator of UBC's new Alpine Garden
adjacent to Thunderbird Stadium, will be on hand
May 8, 9 and 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. to answer questions
about the unique 2Vi-acre development, which is
now at the height of its blooming season. Tours of
Until Thanksgiving: Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to half an
hour before sunset.
Listed below are scheduled final examinations for the degree
of Doctor of Philosophy at the University. Unless otherwise
noted, all examinations are held in the Faculty of Graduate
Studies Examination Room, General Services Administration
Building. Members of the University community are encouraged to attend the examinations, provided they do not arrive
after the examination has commenced.
Monday, May 12, 10:00 a.m.: BERND B. ELIAS, French:
Etude du Discours Narratif Dans Nord de Louis-
Ferdinand Celine.
The School of Physical Education and Recreation offers a
comprehensive physical fitness assessment through the John
M. Buchanan Fitness and Research centre in the Aquatic
Centre. A complete assessment takes about an hour and encompasses various fitness tests, interpretation of results, detailed counselling and an exercise prescription. The assessment costs $15 for students and $20 for all others. To arrange
an appointment, call 228-3996.
Volunteers are needed to complete an attitude/social perception questionnaire for a Ph.D. thesis. If you grew up in a small
town or a large city setting, and if you tend to focus on the
business/development aspects of social and economic issues,
and if you can spare an hour to answer a questionnaire, please
call Tim McTiernan (Psychology) at 228-6487. I would be
grateful for your help.
the garden will be conducted by members of the
Friends of the Botanical Garden. Parking is
available in the lot north of Stadium Road on the
south side of Thunderbird Stadium.
Photo by Jim Banham
Reception and orientation programs are just getting underway and people are needed who can spare a little time to meet
new students arriving from overseas; provide temporary accommodation; and man the reception booth at the International Airport for a brief period of time from Aug. 13 to Sept.
12. Call 228-5021 for further information.
An exhibit of Chinese Children's Art: Selections from Luda
Municipality, Liaoning Province, People's Republic of
China, continues at the museum until Aug. 24, 1980. Museum, 6393 Northwest Marine Dr.
Beginning May 1 through August, the museum's hours will be
12 noon to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and 12 noon to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesdays through Sundays. It is closed Mondays. For information about museum activities call Hindy Ratner at
The Computer Science Programs division of the Centre for
Continuing Education will sponsor a number of intensive,
one-week workshops in May and June for individuals competent in one computer language who wish to acquire another.
For information on any of the workshops listed below, call
228-2181, locals 276 or 278.
Programming in PASCAL — two sections May 26-30 from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. and May 15-July 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. $140 plus
$15 lab fee.
So You Want to Know COBOL - June 9-13 from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. $130 plus $25 lab fee.
PL 1 as a Second Lanugage — June 16-20. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$130 plus $20 lab fee.
SNOBOL as a Text-Oriented Language - June 23-27. $130
plus $20 lab fee.
All workshops will be held in the lecture facilities and computer terminals lab of the Computer Science Building.
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