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UBC Reports Jan 18, 1984

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 Psychology head Peter Suedfeld, right, and his assistant Jim Gove have reason to
smile. After years of planning the new Psychology Building is now a reality.
Psychology gets a home
Members of UBC's Department of
Psychology are finally getting together.
After years of functioning in five
locations scattered across campus, the
department, one of the largest psychology
departments in Canada, will move under
one roof in the new Psychology Building at
the corner of West Mall and University
The move into the new building will be
particularly satisfying for two members of
the department — Psychology head Peter
Suedfeld and his assistant Jim Gove.
"It marks the end of 10 years of
planning and preparation," says Dr.
Suedfeld, who, along with Gove was
involved in everything from submitting the
original proposal for the building to
choosing the color of paint for the stair
railings. "We'll be moving in the first week
of February and we hope to be fully
operational there by the end of the
The four-storey structure consists almost
entirely of research and office space and
contains some of the most advanced
equipment for psychology research in any
Canadian university.
"I think the new facilities will have a
significant effect of the type of research
we'll be able to carry out in the
department," says Dr. Suedfeld.
"The new building has specialized
facilities that will allow us to do studies
that just weren't feasible before. For
example, it is equipped with rooms with
one-way vision screens which will enable
faculty members in the areas of social,
developmental, and clinical psychology to
do studies on behavior that weren't possible
in our present facilities."
The department has 43 faculty members
and close to 500 honors, majors and
graduate students in addition to
performing a service function for several
thousand students in other UBC faculties.
Although there is some teaching space in
the new building for students at the third-
and fourth-year undergraduate and
graduate levels, most undergraduate
teaching will continue in the Scarfe, Angus
and Buchanan buildings.
There are two types of research space in
the new building — general labs that can
be used by a number of different
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Enrolment restrictions
before Senate; Board
to set tuition fees
UBC's Senate and Board of Governors
are holding back-to-back meetings this
week to make decisions on enrolment
restrictions and student tuition fees.
Enrolment limitations never before
imposed by the University appear likely for
1984 85.
Before the UBC Senate tonight will be a
recommendation that only about 3,250
students be admitted this September to the
first year of degree programs-that can be
entered straight from high school.
There are 3,697 first-year students in
those programs this year.
Affected the most by the proposed
restrictions would be UBC's two largest
faculties. Arts and Science, which offer
four-year programs leading to the degrees
of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of
If Senate endorses the recommendation,
contained in a report from its admissions
committee, it will mean that meeting
entrance requirements already among the
stiffest in Canada will not guarantee this
year's B.C. high school graduates a spot at
the University. UBC would admit only the
top 3,250 graduates, regardless of how
many more might meet the entrance
requirements and apply.
Had the restrictions been in force last
September, UBC would have turned away
more than 200 qualified high school
graduates who wanted to enter the Faculty
of Arts and almost 100 who sought entry
into Science.
In its report to Senate, the admissions
committee notes that new students enrolled
in the first year of degree programs
increased by 2.8 per cent in 1982 83 and
then jumped 13.5 per cent in 1983 84, to
"At the same time the University's
financial resources have been decreasing,"
the report says. "It is clear that in 1984 85
the University will be facing a severe
shortage of financial resources.
"The Senate Admissions Committee feels
that without adequate funding the
University can no longer admit all
applicants to first year who meet the
minimum entrance requirements and at
the same time maintain the quality of
education that has been provided in the
The committee is asking all faculties
which admit students to first year to
provide it with the maximum number of
new first-year students that can be
accommodated in each degree program.
The committee wants this information by
Feb. 10, after which recommendations on
specific enrolment ceilings would be placed
before Senate.
Apart from Arts and Science, other
faculties that could be affected by the
proposed restrictions are Education
(including physical education and
recreation education), Agricultural Sciences
and Forestry.
The admissions committee says its
recommendation of "approximately 3,250"
first-year students is based on the 1982 83
total of 3,270.
The committee says in its report to
"In view of the fact that the unexpected
increase in enrolment of new first-year
students in September, 1983 must be
accommodated through to completion of
degree programs, it is felt that there must
be limits on the major source of intake of
new students. By limiting enrolment of new
first-year students to a level approximating
the enrolment in Winter Session 1982 83 it
is expected that total enrolment will
remain static."
Dr. Robert Will, Dean of Arts, said last
fall that control over numbers was
"We have less money and uncontrollable
numbers," he said. "This year we absorbed
the increase by shoehorning the students
into existing sections and increasing the
size of the classes, but we can't go on like
British Columbia was the only province
in Canada not to increase operating grants
to universities in 1983 84, and the
universities have been advised that a cut of
six per cent can be expected for Fiscal
1984 85. For UBC, that would mean an
operating budget shortfall of $18 million.
Some of that $18 million is expected to
come from increased tuition fees. The UBC
Board of Governors will hold a special
meeting tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 19) to
make a decision on tuition fees for
1984 85.
At its regular meeting on Dec. 1, the
Board received proposals that would more
than double student tuition fees over the
next three years. Fees then would make up
"not less than 20 per cent" of UBC's
operating costs by 1986 87, up from the
current  11 per cent.
When he announced the fee increase
proposals in December, UBC president
George Pedersen emphasized that students
were not expected to carry the burden of
anticipated shortfalls.
A 33-percent increase in tuition fees for
1984 85 would bring in about $7.8 million
extra, still leaving more than $10 million to
be pared from the University's budget.
The Board tomorrow will also discuss a
proposal that tuition fees for foreign
undergraduate students be raised to 2.5
times the regular fees over the next two
The fee differential would not apply for
the next two years to the 256 foreign
students already enrolled at UBC.
Chinese premier
to visit campus
Premier Zhao Ziyang of the People's
Republic of China will spend almost four
hours at UBC this Saturday during his
three-day visit to British Columbia.
Following a luncheon at Norman
MacKenzie House, given by Senator Jack
Austin, Minister of State for Social
Development, the premier is scheduled to
visit the Museum of Anthropology at
2 p.m.
The Chinese party will leave UBC about
4 p.m. UBC Reports January 18, 1984
University pays tribute to Martin Hoffman
Friends of Martin M. Hoffman, one of
the most amazing physicians, teachers and
researchers in Canadian medicine, plan to
create a position at UBC in his honor. It
will be a Chair in Endocrinology and
Metabolism in the Department of
Dr. Hoffman died in November at 67 of
thyroid cancer, a condition he had become
aware of in his mid 20s.
When the diagnosis was made, Dr.
Hoffman had completed a master's degree
in biochemistry and had completed his first
two years of medicine at Dalhousie
University in Nova Scotia. He was told that
his life expectancy was short and that he
should drop plans to pursue the rigorous
jareer of a practising physician. So he
decided on a life of research.
He took a Ph.D. from McGill University
in 1943 and at the end of the Second
World War decided to complete his
medical degree at McGill, not a trivial goal
since he was a full-time director of an
active research team.
He was excused from attending classes or
clinics. Yet he *ook his MD degree from
McGill in 1947 winning two gold medals
for leading his class. Meanwhile, the
previous year, his research had won him
the Ernst Oppenheimer Award from the
Endocrine Society of the U.S. He was the
first Canadian to win the award.
To be licensed as a practising physician,
Dr. Hoffman had to spend a year as an
intern. Again, because of his duties as a
researcher and his abilities, he was excused
from routine duties on hospital wards. In
spite of never receiving any formal training
in clinical medicine in a residency
program, Dr. Hoffman became one of the
most accompished clinicians in Canada,
with diagnostic abilities that awed his
colleagues, perhaps the only physician-in-
chief at a number of teaching hospitals
who was never a medical intern.
Dr. John Dirks, head of UBC's
Department of Medicine, who knew Dr.
Hoffman at McGill,,said he could diagnose
certain conditions by shaking a patient's
hand or could detect hypothyroidism -   a
condition brought on by underactivity of
the thyroid gland  -  from the back seat of
a taxi after the driver had uttered a few
"He believed very strongly," Dr. Dirks
said, "that the best clinical teacher was one
who had previous major experience in the
"His patients adored him, not only for
his excellence as a physician, but for his
kindness and interest in them as
"He was thought by generations of
students and physicians to be an
outstanding teacher. Whether at the
bedside or in a large lecture theatre, he
always gave an awesome and stimulating
Dr. Hoffman's international reputation
was for his work in diabetes as well as in
endocrine and metabolic disorders. After a
A new member of the Natural Sciences
and Engineering Council (NSERC) is Prof.
John E. Phillips of UBC's zoology
department. Dr. Phillips, who studied at
Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and
Cambridge University, is president of the
Canadian Society of Zoologists, a Fellow of
the Royal Society of Canada and a past
chairman of the animal biology grant
selection committee of NSERC.
The ERCO Industries Ltd. award for
distinguished contributions to chemical
engineering in Canada by a person under
40 has been won by Prof. John Grace. Dr.
Grace, head of UBC's chemical engineering
department, received the award at the
33rd Canadian Society for Engineering
Conference in Toronto recently.
A UBC postgraduate student has been
appointed to one of the few posts in
Canadian studies in universities outside
North America. Stephen Hornsby, a
Ph.D. student in geography, took up duties,
as lecturer at Edinburgh University's
Centre of Canadian Studies on Jan. 1.
goes again
Fifty disabled and fifty able-bodied
participants between the ages of 8 and 18
will be paired up for events in the second
annual winter Sportsfest, organized by
students in UBC's School of Rehabilitation
Sportsfest takes place on Saturday.
Feb. 4, from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Gyms
A and B of the Thunderbird Winter Sports
Centre. Events include relays, volleyball,
special forms of hockey and obstacle
In addition, spectators are invited to
participate in demonstrations of wheelchair
exercises and electric wheelchair soccer.
Although Sportsfest is primarily intended
as a day of fun, organizers hope that it will
increase community awareness of the
potential and need for sports opport unties
for disabled youths.
Sportsfest is sponsored by Safeway
Canada and the Variety Club.
Elected president of the American Real
Estate and Urban Economics Association is
Prof. Michael Goldberg, associate dean of
UBC's Faculty of Commerce and Business
Another member of UBC's business
school, Dr. George Gau, was elected to
the board of directors of the association.
The Greater Vancouver Regional District
Parks Department recently presented the
UBC landscape architecture program with
a plaque in appreciation of assistance
provided by the program. Professors Pat
Miller and Larry Diamond received the
award on behalf of the University.
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researchers, and "dedicated" space which is
geared for a specific type of research.
"Some researchers have a suite of rooms
if their work requires it," explains Dr.
Suedfeld. "In my work, for example, I use
sound-proof chambers and my space is set
up specifically for this, whereas the oneway viewing rooms will be used by a
number of faculty members within the
Dr. Suedfeld adds that the dedicated
space can be adapted quite easily to suit
new researchers and research projects.
Although Dr. Suedfeld will continue his
teaching duties and research at their
present level, his stay in the department
head's office lasts only until June 30, when
he takes up duties as UBC's dean of
Graduate Studies.
"In a way it's ironic that after 10 years
of planning I'll be here in an
administrative capacity for only six
months," he says. "But I plan to spend a
lot of time in the new building."
The ground floor of the new building
houses a psychology clinic, a first for the
psychology department.
"We have a number of clinical
psychologists in the department and a
number of students training in this area,"
says Dr. Suedfeld. "As in the past, students
will do some of their clinical work at the
psychiatric unit of the Health Sciences
Centre Hospital and at various other
locations in the Lower Mainland, but now
we'll be able to do a lot of training right in
the building.
"In addition to the teaching function of
the clinic, researchers will be able to test
treatments on patients to determine which
are the most effective, and develop new
forms of treatments for various behavior
career with major medical schools and
teaching hospitals in eastern North
America, he joined UBC's Faculty of
Medicine in 1978, where he played a
critical role in developing clinical medicine
and postgraduate teaching.
He also helped develop and directed
medical day centres for diabetes at
Shaughnessy Hospital and the Health
Sciences Centre Hospital on campus. Dr.
Hoffman was aware that major
complications of diabetes could be avoided
if patients received better treatment and
this could only come about if patients
accepted more responsibility for treating
themselves through instruction at day
centres rather than in doctors' offices or in
out-patient clinics.
Dr. Dirks said Dr. Hoffman had
developed the idea of the centres in
Montreal. The concept is now widely used
in the U.S. and Canada to manage a
variety of other conditions such as obesity
and coronary artery disease.
Dr. Hoffman was remarkable during his
last two months of life, said Dr. Dirks:
"It was an extraordinary reaction to an
outcome that was bound to be inevitable.
"He was completely prepared for it and
continued to teach his fellow physicians,
the resident staff, students and nursing
staff about the care of patients and about
his preparation for death.
"He wanted to live only as long as he
could truly be useful."
Martin Hoffman
Unruh a double winner
Prof. William Unruh of UBC's physics
department has won both prestigious
Steacie awards this year.
The Steacie Fellowship from the Natural
Science and Engineering Research Council
of Canada will pay his salary for up to two
years, allowing him to concentrate full-time
on research into theoretical phvsics.
He also won the Steacie Prize from the
National Research Council. Worth 55,000.
the prize is awarded annually to a scientist
under 40 for outstanding work.
Dr. Unruh is an expert on black holes,
those incredibly dense astronomical bodies
whose gravity is so great that nothing, not
even light, can escape their grasp.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, it is
now known that radiation in the form of
heat is created near black holes, so they
are not completely black.
With Prof. Robert Wald of the
University of Chicago, Dr. Unruh has
shown that it is theoretically possible to
extract this'radiation, and so decrease the
mass of a black hole.
Although it may never be possible to
mine the immense energy potential of
black holes, Dr. Unruh's theoretical
discovery is important because it
demonstrates the universal validity and
compatibility of certain fundamental
physical laws.
He is also working on the possibility of a
unified field theory, the goal of physics to
unify into one coherent theory the four
fundamental forces known to govern
physical events in the universe.
Dr. Unruh won the Herzberg Medal of
the Canadian Association of Physicists last
year and the Rutherford Medal of the
Royal Society of Canada "for outstanding
discoveries over the past 10 years" in 1982.
Previous UBC Steacie winners are Prof.
Myer Bloom and Walter Hardy of the
physics department: Prof. Hugh
Greenwood, head of the geological sciences
department: and Prof. David Boyd of the
mathematics department.
William Unruh
Frank re-elected to Board
Incumbent David Frank and third-year
Medicine student Don Holubitsky have
been elected to one-year terms on UBC's
Board of Governors, effective Feb. 1.
Mr. Frank, a Master of Business
Administration student, received the
highest number of votes (1,220) in the Jan.
9 and 10 elections, which drew a turnout
of only 2,080 students.
Mr. Holubitsky, who replaces Arts
student Margaret Copping on the Board,
received 979 votes.
Elected to serve one-year terms as
scnators-at-large on the Senate, UBC's
academic parliament, were Donna Chow,
Arts 2; Marvin Friesen, Agricultural
Sciences 3; Barry Mah, Arts 3; Bill Pegler,
Science 2: and Phil Penner, Law 2.
The following were elected to represent
specific faculties on Senate: Joseph
Rutherford, Agricultural Sciences; Steve
King, Forestry; Eva Busza, Arts; Ronald
Yaworsky, Graduate Studies; and John
Kelsall, Science 2.
New student senators begin their terms
on April 1.
In other election news, the Faculty of
Graduate Studies has elected Prof. Ross
Stewart of the chemistry department and
Prof. D. Llewelyn Williams of the physics
department to three-year terms on UBC's
Senate. UBC Reports January 18, 1984
ready for
spring series
Environmental protection, the year of
Orwell, Canada and the Pacific potential,
Buddhism and Sigmund Freud will be
among the topics discussed during the
Vancouver Institute's spring series of
lectures, which begin Jan. 28 at the
University of B.C.
All Vancouver Institute lectures take
place at 8:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2 of the
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
The lectures are free and.open to the
Mr. Gordon Fairweather, chief
commissioner of the Canadian Human
Rights Commission opens the series on Jan.
28 with a lecture on "The Year of Orwell
and Human Rights." The series continues
until March 31 with Prof. Irving Lavin of
Princeton University giving the final lecture
on "The Unity of the Arts."
A brochure listing all Institute lectures is
available by calling 228-3131.
Two UBC students share Epstein award
Two graduate students in UBC's creative
writing department have won the 1983
Norma Epstein Award, one of the country's
most prestigious student prizes.
Brian Burke and Richard Stevenson will
share the $1,000 award, which is given bi-
annually for the best book-length
unpublished manuscript submitted in a
nation-wide competition. Both students are
in the second year of UBC's Master of Fine
Arts program.
Richard Stevenson's submission was a
collection of poems set in Nigeria entitled
Driving Offensively. The poems are based
on his recollections of life in Borno State,
where he taught for two years at a teacher
training college.
The collection of poems is structured in
the framework of someone going on a
journey through Nigeria." says Mr.
Stevenson. "At the beginning of the book
the poems reflect surface observations
about the country and its people. As the
book and the journey' progress the
observations go beneath the surface and
become more candid and intense. The
main focus of the poems is the conflicts
which occur in Africa because of
exploitation by the Western world."
Mr. Stevenson earned a Bachelor of Arts
degree in honors English from the
University of Victoria in 1974, and after
two years of unclassified study, enrolled in
UVic's one-year teacher training program.
He taught in Victoria for three years
before travelling overseas to Nigeria.
He is currently editor-in-chief of the
creative writing department's publication
PRISM International. His future plans
include teaching English as a second
I HIKE-.." *
Rick Stevenson
language and completion of a children's
Brian Burke received the Norma Epstein
Award for a series of thematically
connected stories entitled Watching the
Whales jump and other Stories.
Mr. Burke, who graduted from York
University with an honors degree in
creative writing in 1980, is living in
London, Ontario, while completing the
requirements for his Master's degree from
In 1982-83 he was editor-in-chief of
PRISM International and was co-winner,
along with Vancouver designer Derrick
Carter, of the Gold National Magazine
Award for the best cover design of 1982.
Want to volunteer?
Here's the routine
If you're interested in doing volunteer
work and would like some assistance
finding a suitable position, Volunteer
Connections can help you.
Offered through the Student Counselling
and Resources Centre on campus,
Volunteer Connections acts as a link
between UBC faculty, staff and students
and more than 400 volunteer agencies in
the Lower Mainland.
To make an appointment, call 228-3811
or drop by the Student Counselling and
Resources Centre in Brock Hall.
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the weeks of Feb. 5 and 12,
material must be submitted not later than
4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26. Send notices
to Information Services, 6328 Memorial
Road (Old Administration Building). For
further information, call 228-3131.
The Vancouver Institute.
Saturday, Jan. 28
The Year of Orwell and
Human Rights. Gordon
Fairweather. chief
commissioner. Canadian
Human Rights
Saturday, Feb. 4
Canada and the Pacific
Potential. Thomas Arai.
president. Tokyu Hotels
Both lectures take place in Lecture Hall 2 of the
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre at
8:15 p.m.
Chamber Music Recital.
Piano chamber music by Brahms, Berg, Sancan.
Chopin and Faure. Terence Dawson, doctorate
candidate. Recital Hall. Music Building.
2:30 p.m.
SUB Films.
Octopussy. Auditorium, Student Union
Building. 7 p.m.
Plant Science Seminar.
Host Search by Apple Maggot Flies: Models and
Field Tests. Dr. Bernard Roitberg, entomologist.
SFU. Room 342, MacMillan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Anthopology Lecture.
The Life History of Jomon Pottery. Japan. Prof.
Tatsuo Kobayashi, Archeology, Kokugakuin
University, Tokyo. Room 205, Anthropology
and Sociology Building. 12:30 p.m.
Cecil H. & Ida Green Lecture.
External China: Some Reflections on Recent
Chinese Policies. Prof. Wang Gungwu, Far
Eastern History, Australian National University.
Room 100. Buchanan Building, 12:30 p.m.
The Pedersen Exchange.
An opportunity for any member of the
University community to meet with President
George Pedersen to discuss matters of concern.
Persons wishing to meet with the president
should identify themselves to the receptionist in
the Librarian's office, which is immediately to
the left of the main entrance to the Main
Library. 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
N.R.C. Arctic Vessel and Marine Research
Institute. D.C. Murdey. Room 1202. Civil and
Mechanical Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Calculation of Glacier and Ice Sheet Geometries,
a Non-trivial Perturbation Problem. Dr.
Kolumban Hutter. Laboratory of Hydraulics.
Hydrology and Glaciology, The Federal Institute
of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland. Room 229.
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Preventive Medicine Seminar.
Centre for Canadian Health Studies. Ann
Tavlor, director. Preventive Programs.
Vancouver Health Department, and president,
Centre for Canadian Health Studies. Room 253,
James Mather Building. 4 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar.
Hvades Main Sequence Stars       Curiouser and
Curiouser. Dr. Bruce Campbell. D.A.O..
Victoria. B.C. Room 318. Hennings Building.
1 p.m.
Hillel House.
Free Lunch. Sponsored bv Hillel Mothers. Hillel
House.  12:30 p.m.
History Lecture.
Mussolini and Fascism. Denis Mack Smith,
Senior Fellow, All Souls College. Oxford
University. Sponsored by the Committee on
Lectures and Instituto Italiano di Cultura and
the Department of History. Room A102.
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Cecil H. & Ida Green Lecture.
Some Historical Reflections on Revolution in
China. Prof. Wang Gungwu, Far Eastern
History, Australian National University. Room
A100. Buchanan Building.  12:30 p.m!
Botany Seminar.
50.000 Years of Changing Vegetation and
Landscapes in Southwestern British Columbia.
R. Hebda, B.C. Provincial Museum. Victoria.
Room 3219. Biological Sciences Building.
12:30 p.m.
Test Anxiety Workshop.
The Office for Women Students presents a six-
week workshop on Self-Management of Test
Anxiety, Jan. 24 - Feb. 28. Group size limited.
Pre-registration at the Office for Women
Students, Room 203. Brock Hall. For
information, call 228-2415. Room 223. Brock
Hall. 12:30 p.m.
Forestry Seminar.
A Sociological View of Sustained Yield and its
History. Dr. Robert G. Lee, University of
Washington. Room 166, MacMillan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
The Anomalous Tracks of North Pacific
Drifting Buoys. Dr. W.J. Emery, Oceanography,
UBC. Room 1465, Biological Sciences Building.
3 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture.
Theoretical and Experimental Geochemistry.
Prof. Hugh J. Greenwood. Geology, UBC. Room
250, Chemistry Building. 4 p.m.
Hillel House.
Faculty and staff study on   Maimonides.   Hillel
House. 10 a.m.
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Airway Dose-Response Curves Measured til vivo.
Dr. J. Hogg. Pathology. UBC. Room 317. Block
C, Medical Sciences Building.  12 noon.
Slavonic Studies Lecture.
The Conservation of Mythical Reality: Soviet
Mass Songs. Prof. Vladimir Frumkin. Oberlin
College. Ohio. Room A202. Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Rameau. Duphly and Bach played by
Doreen Oke. harpsichord. Recital Hall. Music
Building.  12:30 p.m.
Scientific Research Society Lecture.
Sigma Xi Club of UBC presents a lecture on
"Natural Resource Conservation and the
Creation of the Future'' by Prof. Robert G. Lee,
College of Forest Resources, Univeristy of
Washington. Seattle. Room 160, MacMillan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Anatomy Seminar.
Eosinophils, Estrogen Receptors, and Cancer: an
Autoradiographic Study. Dr. Anne Adams,
Anatomy, UBC. Room 37, Block B. Medical
Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
History Seminar.
Further Studies on Cavour. Denis Mack Smith,
Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College.
Oxford University. Room 604. Asian Centre.
3:30 p.m.
Computing Studies Education
Financial Implications of Computers in
Education. Dr. Dan Brown, Education, UBC.
Room 204A, Scarfe Building. 3:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
Influence Curves for Time Series. Dr. R.
Douglas Martin, Statistics Department,
University of Washington. Room 223. Angus
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Geophysics Seminar.
Wresting a Paleo-climate History from the
Agassiz Ice Cap, Ellesmere Island. Dr. E.D.
Waddington. Geophysics Program. University of
Washington, Seattle. Room 260, Geophysics and
Astronomy Building. 4 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
Initiation and Resolution of Mating Type
Switching in Yeast. Dr. Amar Klar, Cold Spring
Harbor Laboratory. Lecture Hall 4, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
Information Flow Through a Biological System:
A Study of the Mugu Lagoon Ecosystem. Pete
Cahoon, Animal Resource Ecology, UBC. Room
2449, Biological Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Faculty Club.
Scotch whisky tasting and Burn's night supper.
Reservations required. Tasting al 6 p.m.. dinner
at 7:30 p.m. Faculty Club.
The Great Debate I.
Evolution vs. Creationism. Fred Edwards,
national administrator, American Humanist
Association, and Dr. Hallonquist. chemist.
Lecture Hall 2. Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 7 p.m.
Academic Women's Association.
Discussion on Implications of Financial Restraint
for Women on Campus. Salon A & B. Faculty
Club.  12 noon.
Hillel House.
Network Seminar. Volunteers in the Israeli
Army in 1948. Prof. David Bercuson, History,
University of Calgary, and author of Secret
Armies. Hillel House. 12:30 p.m.
Faculty Recital.
Music of Brahms, Wagner, Mahler and Ravel.
Eileen Broadie, mezzosoprano, and Philip
Tillotson, piano. Recital Hall. Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Illustrated Lecture.
Canadian painter printmaker, Peter Daglish
speaks about his work. Room 104, Lasserre
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Resume Writing.
The First program in this three-part series will
focus on resume writing and will teach women
students the basics of developing both an
effective resume and covering letter. Pre-
registration required in Brock 203. Sponsored by
the Office for Women Students. Room 351,
Brock Hall. 12:30 p.m!
The Workplace Hustle — a film on sexual
harassment. Sponsored by the Office for Women
Students. Pre-registration necessary. Room 203,
Brock Hall. 12:30 p.m.
John F. McCreary Lecture.
Valuing the Invaluable: Making the Decision to
Forego Life   - Sustaining Treatment. Dr.
Albert R. Jonsen. Institute of Health Policy
Studies, University of California, San Francisco.
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Slavonic Studies Lecture/Concert.
Poets and Minstrels in Russia Today: Dissident
Songs in the U.S.S.R. Prof. Vladimir Frumkin,
Oberlin College, Ohio. Room A100. Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
The Structure of Amorphous Germanium as
Determined by EXAFS. Edward Stern,
University of Washington, Seattle. Room 318,
Hennings Building. 2:30 p.m.
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Thursday, Jan. 26
China Seminar.
Mental Health in Chinese Society. Prof. Tsung-
Yi Lin, Psychiatry, UBC. Room 604, Asian
Centre. 3:30 p.m.
Mathematics Colloquium.
Regularity of Solutions in the Calculus of
Variations. Prof. Frank Clarke. UBC. Room
1100, Mathematics Annex. 3:45 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
Meteorites. W. Danner, UBC. Room 201,
Hennings Building. 4 p.m.
African Dinner.
The first of a series of ethnic dinners prepared
by fourth-year dietetics students. SUBWay
Cafeteria. Starting at 4:30 p.m.
Sub Films.
Diva and One from the Heart Continues until
Jan. 29. Auditorium. Student Union Building.
7 and 9:30 p.m.
The Great Debate II.
Humanism vs. Christianity. FYed Edwards,
national administrator, American Humanist
Association, and Dr. William Craig, theologist.
Lecture Hall 2. Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 7 p.m.
CUSO-UBC Development Education
World Development Awareness and Action.
Tonight's theme is Foreign Aid       Help or
Hindrance? Free admission. For further
information call 228 4886 (a.m.). International
House. 7:30 p.m.
Blood Donor Clinic.
Clinics will be held in the Health Sciences
Centre Hospital and the main lobby of the
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Some Molecular Aspects of Reproductive
Endocrinology. Dr. Peter Leung. Obstetrics and
Gyneacology, UBC. Room 2N35. Grace
Hospital. 12 noon.
2 5 £
Anthropology Lecture.
Palaeo-Indian Manifestations Along the North
Shore of Lake Ontario. Dr. Arthur Roberts,
Geography, SFU. Room 207, Anthropology-
Sociology Building. 12:30 p.m.
Finance Workshop.
Evaluating Natural Resource Investments. Prof.
Eduardo Schwartz, Commerce, UBC.
Penthouse. Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
Structural Engineering Seminar.
How Safe Should we Build? Dr. David G. Elms.
Civil Engineering, University of Canterbury.
New Zealand. Room 1214, Civil and Mechanical
Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Women's Basketball.
UBC vs. the University of Alberta. War
Memorial Gym. 6:45 p.m.
Purcell String Quartet.
Music of Mendelssohn, Somers and Schumann.
For ticket information, call 921-8464. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
MUSSOC, UBCs musical theatre society
presents Oklahoma Jan. 27 though Feb. 4.
Tickets are $6, $5 for students and seniors and
are available at the AMS Box Office in the
Student Union Building or by calling 228-5656
or 228-6902. Old Auditorium. 8 p.m.
Men's Basketball.
UBC vs. the University of Alberta. War
Memorial Gym. 8:30 p.m.
Women's Basketball.
UBC vs. the University of Saskatchewan. War
Memorial Gym. 6:45 p.m.
Men's Basketball.
UBC vs. the University of Saskatchewan. War
Memorial Gym. 8:30 p.m.
Blood Donor Clinic.
Blood Donor Clinics will be set up today
through Friday, Feb. 3 in Rooms 207, 209, 211,
213. 215, Student Union Building. 10 a.m. to
4 p.m.
Plant Science Seminar.
Trees Seem to be Hard of Hearing in Response
to Insect Attack. Dr. Judith Myers, Animal
Resource Ecology & Plant Science, UBC. Room
342, MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Mathematical Modelling of Airfoils with Spoilers
and Split Flaps. W. Yeung. Room 1202, Civil
and Mechanical Engineering Building.
3:30 p.m.
The Pedersen Exchange.
The Pedersen Exchange is cancelled this week.
President Pedersen meets every Monday he is on
campus with any member of the University
community who wishes to discuss matters of
concern. 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Topographic Coastal Eddies. Gordon Swaters.
Mathematics, UBC. Room 229, Mathematics
Building. 3:45 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
Hybrid Cell Line Synthesizing Factor VIIIR:Ag.
Dr. C.J. Edgell. University of North Carolina.
Lecture Hall 4, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Effect of Low Temperature onK' Nutrition of
some Barley Varieties. M. de Silva, Botany,
UBC. Room 3219, Biological Sciences Building.
12:30 p.m.
Forestry Seminar.
Institutional and Fiscal Constraints on the
Practice of Silviculture in Canada. Dr. G.F.
Weetman, Forestry, UBC. Room 166,
MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Assertiveness in Social Situations.
A three-session workshop designed for women. It
will include some focus on learning how to make
requests, set limits, and take risks. Pre-
registration in Brock 203 required. Sponsored by
the Office for Women Students. Room 196C.
Brock Hall. 12:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
730,000 Years of Diatoms in the North Pacific.
Dr. Constance Sancetla, Lamont Doherty
Geological Observatory, Columbia University,
New York. Room 1465, Biological Sciences
Building. 3 p.m.
Human Nutrition Seminar.
Nutritional Implications of Traditional Methods
of Processing Corn. Jennifer Hamilton, Human
Nutrition. UBC. Room 120, Family and
Nutritional Sciences Building. 4 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture.
The Use of Synthetic Oligo-Deoxyribonucleotides
in Gene Isolation and Characterization. Prof.
Michael Smith, Biochemistry, UBC. Room 250,
Chemistry Building. 4 p.m.
Gerontology Seminar.
Chemistry of Aging: Neurotransmitters and
Alzheimer Type Dementia. Prof. Edith G,
McGeer, Psychiatry, UBC. Lecture Hall S.
Woodward Instructional Resources Centr£.
7 p.m.
Hillel House.
Faculty and staff study on  Maimonides.' Hillel
House. 10 a.m.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics
How Sensory Neurones Find their Way through
Non-Nervous Tissue. Prof. John M. Palka,
Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle.
Room 317, Block C, Medical Sciences Building.
12 noon.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Lea Foli, violin; Toby Saks, cello; Gerald
Stanick, viola; and Robert Silverman, piano.
Recital Hall, Music Building.  12:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
Estimability and Linearity. Dr. Frederico J.
O'Reilly. Institute fer Applied Mathematics.
National University of Mexico, Mexico City.
Room 223, Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
Community Wide Tests of Competition:
Evidence from Northern Fish Communities.
John Eadie, Animal Resource Ecology, UBC.
Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building.
4:30 p.m.
Burgess-Lane Memorial Lecture.
Forest Productivity Limits: Real, Imagined and
Potential. Dr. Conor W. Boyd, director. High
Yield Forestry. Weyerhaeuser Company,
Tacoma. Room 166, MacMillan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Hillel House.
Syrian Jewry Update. Cassandra Freeman,
chairman, Vancouver Syrian Jewry Task Force.
Hillel House, 12:30 p.m.
Job Search Strategies.
Job Hunting. Discouraged before you've started?
Learn clues to Finding unadvertised jobs, and
survival techniques while hunting. Pre-
registration required in Brock 203. Sponsored by
the Office for Women Students. Room 351,
Brock Hall. 12:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Spin Waves in Spin-Polarized Atomic Hydrogen.
Andrei Ruckenstein, Bell Telephone
Laboratories, Murray Hill. Room 318, Hennings
Building. 2:30 p.m.
Mathematics Colloquium.
Integration by Parts for the Perron Integral.
Prof. Peter Bullen, UBC. Room 1100,
Mathematics Annex. 3:45 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
The Work of the Research Secretariat of British
Columbia. J. Sample, Research Secretariat of
B.C. Room 201, Hennings Building. 4 p.m.
SUB Films.
Trading Places. Continues until Feb. 5 with
shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Friday and
Saturday and at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Auditorium.
Student Union Building. 7 p.m.
CUSO-UBC Development Education
World Development Awareness and Action.
Tonight's theme is Militarism        Arms Spending
and Basic Human Needs. Free admission. For
further information, call 228-4886 (a.m.).
International House. 7:30 p.m.
Contemporary Players.
Facade by William Walton. Stephen Chatman,
Eugene Wilson, co-directors and French
Tickner, guest narrator. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Assertiveness and the Professional
A three-session workshop designed for women
who will be entering the work place and would
like to learn effective assertiveness skills in their
professional lives. Pre-registration is required in
Brock 203. Sponsored by the Office for Women
Students. Penthouse. Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Genetic and Clinical Aspects of Absence
Epilepsy. Dr. K. Farrell and Dr. O.
Suchowersky. Parentcraft Room, Grace
Hospital. 1 p.m.
Marketing Workshop.
Prof. Russ Winer, Columbia University. Room
319. Angus Building. 2:30 p.m.
Finance Workshop.
Normality. Solvency and Portfolio Choice. Prof.
Robert Grauer, SFU. Penthouse. Angus
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Faculty Club.
Wine tasting of the Club's special selection of
Bordeaux wines. Reservations required. Faculty
Club. 5:30 p.m.
Women's Basketballs   •,-,■.;•---.*4::-     ■■■*>"■ -^
UBC vs. the University of Victoria.-War     "'  *
Memorial Gvm. 6 p.m.
Pre-Medical Society Seminar.
Research into Childhood Diseases will be
discussed by a number of medical researchers
and physicians. Continues on Saturday, Feb. 4.
Friday's events are open to UBC students and
faculty only, Saturday s events are open to the
public. Cost is $2 each day for non Pre-Med
Society members, with proceeds to the Variety
Club and the Children s Health Research
Foundation. Lecture Hall 2, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 7 to 10 p.m. on
Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Contemporary Players.
Facade by William Walton. Stephen Chatman,
Eugene Wilson, co directors and French
Tickner, guest narrator. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 8 p.m.
Men's Basketball.
UBC vs. Athletes In Action. War Memorial
Gym. 8:30 p.m.
Faculty Women's Club.
Mardi Gras and Dance. Reservations required.
For more information, call Kathy Borgen at
224 2632. Cecil Green Park. Cocktails at 6:30
p.m.. dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball.
UBC vs. the University of Victoria. War *•
Memorial Gym. 8:30 p.m.
UBC vs. the University of Victoria. War
Memorial Gym. 8:30 p.m.
Notices ...
Food service expanded
The student lounge (Arts 200) in the Buchanan
Building is open evenings on a trial basis, with
assorted beverages and snacks available. It is
open to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Evening students can also get beverages.
sandwiches, fancy doughnuts and fruit between
4 and 10 p.m. in Room 302 of the Henry Angus
Reading, Writing and Study
Improve your reading speed and comprehension,
composition, study skills, vocabulary and
spelling.   The Centre for Continuing Education
is offering 11 non-credit courses this term,
including Writing a Research Paper, Writing
Business Letters and Memos for Results and
Writing Effective Reports. Classes begin the
week of Jan. 23. For registration information,
phone 222-5245.
Faculty and Staff Badminton
Club meets in Osborne Centre, Gym B,
Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 p.m. and Fridays
from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Guests and new
members are welcome.
Holocaust Awareness Day
Irving Abella will be the guest speaker at a day
of talks, discussions and films concerning the
Holocaust, on Thursday. Feb. 9. The event is
sponsored by the Co-operative Christian Campus
Ministry and the North American Jewish
Students' Network, and takes place in Lecture
Hail 100 of the Scarfe (Education) Building. For
details, call 224-2512.
Language Programs
French, Spanish, Japanese and Cantonese non-
credit conversational programs begin the week
of Jan. 23. A special French class for UBC
faculty and staff is offered on Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. A Saturday morning
class in Language Teaching Techniques is also
available. For more information, contact
Language Programs and Services, Centre for
Continuing Education, at 222-5227.
Lost and Found
UBC's Lost and Found is now being
administered by the Student Counselling and
Resources Centre and is open the following
Monday        11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Tuesday
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Wednesday        10:30
a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Thursday        11:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m.; Friday        10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Lost and Found is located in Room 208 of
Brock Hail, 228 5751. For emergencies (i.e. car
keys and wallets) call S. Ross at 228-4957 if the
Lost and Found is closed.


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