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New UBC initiatives taken to improve accessibility
The University of B.C. has taken
another series of initiatives in its long-
range plan to improve accessibility to
post-secondary education for B.C.
high school students.
The program, to be carried out over
the next five years at an estimated cost
of $159,000, includes:
• An expanded information program about UBC directed at all B.C.
high schools and the development of
special material aimed at low-income
students; and
• A pilot project to be carried out
in   five   B.C.   high   schools   chosen
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because of their low "participation
rate" in higher education and because
their students do less well than those
from other schools in terms of the
award of University grants and bursaries.
"Participation rate" is a term used
to indicate the percentage of students
who elect to enrol at a university
following graduation from high
school. A school with a low participation rate sends few of its students to
university, while one with a high rate
sends many more graduating students
to university.
A major aim of the pilot project will
be to determine why some students
elect to enrol at university, while
others do not.
The pilot program will begin this
summer with a workshop for representatives of the five high schools, who
will meet on the campus with UBC
staff and other experts.
Prof. Erich Vogt, UBC's vice-
president for faculty and student affairs, said the purpose of the workshop
would be to provide the high school
representatives with information
about the University and to get their
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Volume 25, Number 6. March 14, 1979. Published by Information Services, University of B.C., 2075 Wcsbrook Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5, 228-3131. Jim
Banham and Judith Walker, editors. ISSN 0497-2929.
Key figure in revival of interest in carbon chemistry is UBC professor of
chemistry Dr. Gil Hooley, shown with roll of carbon fibres he uses for experiments in his laboratory on equipment he devised and made himself.
UBC carbon chemist
to receive top award
Prof. J. Gilbert "Gil" Hooley, who
says he likes to "get his hands dirty" in
his tiny research laboratory on the
third floor of the UBC Chemistry
Building, will receive one of the top
honors of the American Carbon Society in June.
He'll receive the Charles E. Pettinos
Award before an international audience during the 14th biennial Conference on Carbon at Pennsylvania
State University June 24-29 for "continued pioneering contributions" to a
long-neglected area of carbon
research. The award carries with it a
cash prize of $1,000 and  a plaque
citing Dr. Hooley's achievements.
The award climaxes a 37-year
teaching and research career, which
began in 1942 when Dr. Hooley
returned to the UBC campus after obtaining his Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and serving a
three-year stint as a research chemist
at Corning Glass Works in New York
state. Before going to MIT he received
his bachelor and master of arts
degrees at UBC in 1934 and 1936.
Prof. Hooley says the research for
which he will be honored began in
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See CARBON
Pediatrics
department
head named
Dr. Robert M. Hill, a specialist in
the treatment of arthritis in children,
has been named head of the Department of Paediatrics in the University
of B.C.'s Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Hill, 52, has been acting head
of the department since the resignation in June, 1977, of the late Dr.
Sydney Israels, who died suddenly in
July, 1978.
In addition to his association since
1961 with the UBC medical school,
Dr. Hill has been medical director at
Sunnyhill Hospital in Vancouver since
1963 and director of the children's arthritis program of the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society since
1964.
Dr. Hill entered private pediatric
practice in Vancouver in 1960 after
serving for a year as chief resident in
pediatrics at the Vancouver General
Hospital. He continued in private
practice and was a member of the
clinical staff of the UBC pediatrics
department until 1971, when he
joined the UBC department on a full-
time basis.
Dr. Hill was educated at Oxford
University in England, where he was
awarded the degrees of Bachelor and
Master of Arts as well as his medical
degree. He served with the British army in Singapore from 1952 to 1954,
when he returned to England for postgraduate work in obstetrics.
He took his specialty training in
Boston, Mass., where he was on the
staff of the Children's Hospital there
as an out-patient fellow and a resident
in pediatrics. He was also a research
fellow in Boston's Children's Cancer
Research Foundation.
Dr. Hill has been active in professional organizations and has served on
professional advisory committees to a
number of B.C. organizations. He is a
past president of the B.C. Paediatric
Society and the B.C. Neurological
Association and has served on the advisory committee of CARS, the
Cerebral Palsy Association of the
Lower Fraser Valley and the Kinsmen
Rehabilitation Foundation.
Architect named
UBC's Board of Governors has approved the appointment of the Vancouver firm of Reno C. Negrin and
Associates as architects for the new
building to house the Department of
Psychology.
advice on the best method of communicating with students on opportunities for post-secondary education.
"There have been some studies that
indicate that students make a decision
about going on to university in grades
eight and nine," Prof. Vogt said.
"We'd like the advice of the representatives from the five high schools on
that so we can develop appropriate
material for students."
He added that the suggestions
resulting from the workshop sessions
will be incorporated into materials
that will be sent to all B.C. high
schools.
Another aspect of the pilot project
will be the provision by UBC of special
$750 bursaries for two students in each
of the five high schools. They will be
awarded to competent students, to be
identified by the high schools, who
might not normally have the financial
resources to go to university.
UBC's expanded program of information to all B.C. high school
students will include both audio-visual
and printed materials. Film and
audio-visual cassettes will be made
available on loan to high schools or
school district resource centres, and a
revitalized admissions guide to the
University will be prepared.
UBC is also considering a toll-free
telephone link between B.C. high
schools and UBC departments that
provide services to students for the
purpose of providing information to
prospective students and high school
officials.
Other aspects of the plan approved
by the UBC Board of Governors would
involve visits to the campus by grade
eight and nine students as well as visits
by UBC students to their former high
schools to provide information to prospective students on campus life and
academic programs.
High school counsellors, particularly those involved with students at the
grade eight and nine levels, will be invited to attend a UBC-sponsored
orientation conference.
At its February meeting, UBC's
Board of Governors took the first step
in a plan to improve accessibility to
the University for low-income
students.
It approved the addition over the
next five years of a total of $250,000 to
University bursary funds, bringing to
$450,000 the amount available annually to aid low-income students or
to supplement financial awards made
by the B.C. Student Assistance Program of the provincial government.
The object of this move was to ensure that low-income B.C. students
will have enough money to cover basic
expenses while studying full-time at
UBC.
Estimated
35,000 at
Open House
An estimated 35,000 visited the
campus March 2 and 3 for UBC's
triennial Open House.
Observers said they thought attendance was down somewhat from
the previous Open House in 1976
and attributed the decline to inclement weather.
UBC President Douglas Kenny
said he wanted to acknowledge the
efforts of everyone who participated in Open House.
"There is no doubt that exhibits
were superior to previous Open
Houses," Dr. Kenny said.
"I would like to express my appreciation for the hard work of
students, faculty and staff whose
efforts made Open House a success.
"It is only through the efforts of
members of the University community that such a large and important undertaking can be ac-
complished."	
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Service
reduction
rejected
Next year it will cost students more
to live in residence, have an exam
reread, write a "supp," and get a
duplicate library card.
UBC's Board of Governors, at its
March meeting, approved increases in
rental and room-and-board rates for
campus residences as well as incidental fees for a range of services administered through the Registrar's Office.
Students living in UBC's three
single-student residences — Place
Vanier, Totem Park and Walter Gage
— were this year offered the option of
no increase in rates if they agreed to a
reduction of services provided by
UBC's housing office.
Opinions expressed at public
meetings and in a survey conducted in
the residences indicated that students
would rather have an increase in rates
than a reduction in services.
The new rates in single-student
residences, which are effective May 1,
provide for a room-rate increase of 8.6
per cent at Place Vanier and Totem
Park, where full room and board are
provided, and an 8.9 per cent increase
at the Walter Gage Residence, where
room only is provided.
A 10-per-cent increase in the meal
rate at Totem Park and Place Vanier
will raise the daily rate to $3.66 from
$3.33 a day.
Similar percentage increases will
apply for student room rates during
the 1979 summer session.
A six-per-cent increase in rental
rates will become effective Sept. 1 for
accommodation in family residences
in Acadia Park and Acadia Camp.
UBC's registrar, Jack Parnall, said
the increases in incidental fees for services provided by his office are intended to reflect the actual cost of providing the services.
Here is a list of the services and the
new rates (figures in brackets are the
increases approved by the Board of
Governors):
Application fee for out-of-province
students requiring document
assessments — $20($5 increase); provision of duplicate library cards —
$5($1 increase); fee for rereading examination papers — $20($5); on-
campus supplemental — $20($5);
off-campus supplemental — $25($5);
off-campus deferred exams —
$15($5); special supplemental exams
- $50($10); special exams — $35($5);
fee for provision of first transcript of
marks (no change in 50-cent charge
for second transcript) — $3($1); late
registration fee for winter session —
$35($5); late registration fee for summer session — $35($10).
Revenue from all these incidental
fees totalled $126,711.45 in the
1977-78 academic year. The increases
will result in an estimated revenue increase of $38,950 in 1979-80.
UBC's Board of Governors also approved a $25 fee to be paid by students
from other universities who pay short-
term visits to the Faculty of Dentistry
to attend lectures and observe
academic work.
The fee will provide for the use of
library facilities, the use of facilities
operated by the Dental Students'
Association and the provision of accident liability.
Students entering third-year
Agricultural Sciences who are required to take part in a pre-winter session field trip will each pay $115 in
1979-80, an increase of $15 over
previous years.
Climax of Englebert Humperdinck opera Hansel and Gretel, playing this week in
UBC's Old Auditorium, occurs when witch Jennifer Jestley, a graduate student in
music, ropes in frightened Gretel, right, played by Heather Ochs, Music 2, and
Hansel, portrayed by Lena Hauser, Education 4. The production, by UBC professor French Tickner, who also conducts the UBC Symphony Orchestra and Opera
Chorus, continues tonight (Wednesday) and on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
Tickets are available in the UBC Music Building or by calling 228-3113.
Board to meet in
Kelowna April 30
' -BBC scholarshir/wrruters from the- Okanagan and UBC alumni from the area will be among the guests at a reception and dinner for the University's Board of Governors when the Board
meets in Kelowna on April 30.
It will be the first meeting of the UBC governors away from
the University.
Board chairman Ian Greenwood, general manager of B.C.
Tree Fruits Ltd. and himself a resident of Kelowna, said he was
"delighted" that the meeting would be held in the Okanagan.
"UBC is provincial institution," he said, "with thousands of
students from outside the Lower Mainland. I am delighted that
the Board of Governors will meet in Kelowna, and I am sure
they will find it a most hospitable city."
The UBC Board usually meets on the first Tuesday of each
month, but the May meeting has been moved ahead one day to
April 30, a Monday, to simplify travel arrangements.
It will be a busy day for the visitors from the University. They
will tour Okanagan College in the morning as guests of college
principal Ron Jeffels, and the Board meeting itself will be held
from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The reception and dinner sponsored
by the UBC Alumni Association, with the scholarship winners as
special guests, follows a half-hour later.
On Tuesday, May 1, UBC President Douglas Kenny will be
the guest speaker at a Kelowna service club luncheon.
Funeral services held
for UBC plant expert
Funeral services were held Thursday (March 8) for Dr. Cedric A.
Hornby, a member of the UBC faculty
for nearly 29 years, who died March 3
at the age of 62.
Born in England, Dr. Hornby was
educated at UBC, where he received
the degrees of Bachelor of Science in
Agriculture in 1936 and Master of
Science in Agriculture in 1940.
He joined the staff of the federal
agricultural experimental station in
Summerland, B.C. in 1938, where he
was a research officer until 1941 when
he joined the Royal Canadian Navy.
At the end of World War II he enrolled at Cornell University, where he
was awarded the degree of Doctor of
Philosophy in 1949.
Since joining the plant science
department of the Faculty of
Agricultural   Sciences   in   1950,   Dr.
Hornby had specialized in the field of
plant breeding, particularly with horticultural crops. He developed a
special strain of quick-ripening
tomato suitable for the climate of the
Lower Mainland.
He was an active member of
numerous professional organizations
and served as president of the B.C. Institute of Agrologists in 1960-61.
Dr. Hornby is survived by his wife,
Marguerite; two sons, Ronald and
Ian; and a daughter, Ruth, all of
Vancouver.
Friends and associates of Dr.
Hornby's were requested to make gifts
to the University for cancer research in
lieu of flowers for his funeral. Cheques
should be made payable to the University of B.C. and sent to the Department of Finance with a note attached
specifying the purpose of the gift.
Librarians
breathing
easier
The people who run the government publications division in UBC's
Main Library are breathing a little
easier as the result of a policy reversal
by the federal government.
Minister of Supply and Services
Pierre de Bane announced recently
that the federal government had
decided to reverse a decision
announced in December to reduce
from 580 to 302 the number of Canadian libraries that receive government
publications free of charge.
The effect of the proposed cut on
university and college libraries would
have been particularly severe,
resulting in a reduction from 28 to 3 in
the number of libraries enjoying full
depository status, and a reduction
from 189 to 125 those which have
selective status.
UBC would have been one of the
three full-deposit libraries in B.C. that
would have been affected by the decision.
The federal decision was protested
by the Association of Universities and
Colleges of Canada, the Canadian
Association of University Teachers,
the Canadian Library Association as
well as libraries that would be affected
by the change.
In a letter to Ottawa, UBC's chief
librarian Basil Stuart-Stubbs said the
effect of the cut would be "a critical
reduction in the access to information
about federal government activities,
programs and research now being enjoyed by the public." -'■: '■   ::•-;   *•!!!>!!-■
Government publications, he said,
"are unique sources of information for
students, businessmen, scientific and
academic researchers, educators and
members of the public-at-large."
He described UBC's collection of
government publications as "one of
the best in the country," adding that
in 1977 UBC's government publications division answered 16,000 queries
by members of the University community as well as provincial and
federal government departments in
the Lower Mainland.
Mr. De Bane announced recently
that all full and partial deposit
libraries would continue to receive
government documents free of charge.
He said Supply and Services would
achieve a $2 million reduction in expenditure by raising the price of Hansard, the official record of debates in
the House of Commons, and other
parliamentary documents to reflect
current production costs.
CAUT suggests
new savings plan
The Canadian Association of
University Teachers has recommended that the federal government
create a savings plan to enable Canadians to pay for educational costs.
The proposed plan would be similar
to the present Registered Home
Ownership Saving Plan and would
allow a parent or child to contribute
up to $2,000 a year to a maximum of
$20,000. The return from the income
would be tax free, as in an RHOSP.
The plan would provide for a tax-
free draw-down of one-third of the
funds invested each year while the student is in full-time attendance at an
educational institution
There would be a required payout
of funds by age 60, if they were unused, and an opportunity for the contributor to transfer the funds in case of
death or incapacity of the student. UBCreports
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CARBON
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1955 when his curiosity was piqued by
a short article he read in a British
journal called Fuel, which described
the chemical phenomenon known as
"intercalation."
Intercalation occurs when a wide
range of materials, including metals
such as sodium and potassium, the
element bromine, acids such as
sulphuric and nitric, and some 25
metal chlorides such as aluminum
chloride and ferric chloride are absorbed into carbon or graphite.
Graphite, which is familiar to most
of us as the heart of a pencil, is simply
layer upon layer of carbon atoms
which can actually be peeled apart into thin layers.
Absorption of the intercalating
materials into graphite results in them
forming a bond with the carbon
atoms. More important, the properties of the intercalated graphite are
radically altered, both mechanically
and in terms of its ability to conduct
electricity.
"When I read that article in 1955, it
sounded ridiculous from a chemical
point of view," Prof. Hooley says. "But
I tried it in my lab, it worked, and I
haven't looked back since."
In the ensuing years, Prof. Hooley's
research has led to the currently used
theory about how intercalation works
and dozens of university chemists from
all over the world and representatives
of Canadian and American government agencies and business firms have
beaten a path to his door seeking more
information on the subject.
"Think of the graphite as a textbook of 1,000 pages lying on its side,
with each page representing a layer of
carbon atoms. What I've shown is that
the intercalating material diffuses
through the graphite a layer at a time
beginning with the first ■• and last *
layers, or the first and last pages of the
textbook, as it were. As intercalation
continues the materials are bonded to
the graphite layer by layer until they
reach the central layer."
Intercalation will actually double
the thickness of a graphite sample,
and it's this phenomenon that has
made Prof. Hooley's research of interest to the aluminum industry,
which manufactures the metal in carbon pots at very high temperatures.
"If intercalation takes place during
the manufacturing process it can
crack the graphite pots, which means
the pots have to be allowed to cool and
be replaced," he says.
Intercalation also results in a
marked improvement in the ability of
graphite to conduct electricity, so
much so that it appears to rival copper. Prof. Hooley says the possibility
of being able to substitute intercalated
carbon for copper has led to the
establishment of a large research
group at the University of Pennsylvania, which is working full time on
the project.
There's also been a lot of excitement recently on the use of intercalated carbons as a catalyst in a process for making gasoline from coal.
The fuel sciences division of the Alberta Research Council enlisted the aid of
Dr. Hooley, who was able to show how
one intercalated graphite compound
actually functioned as a catalyst during the process.
Another aspect of Dr. Hooley's
research has been the intercalation of
carbon fibres, which are used in the
landing flaps and brakes of aircraft,
where enormous strength and
resistance to high temperatures is required. A major car manufacturer is
experimenting with carbon fibres for
use in car bodies because of the
strength factor and the fact that the
reinforced carbon is about one-
quarter the density of iron.
Prof. Hooley has been intercalating
carbon fibres in his UBC laboratory.
He then uses techniques he invented
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UBC zoologist Dr. David Suzuki was the recipient of the Award of Distinction
of the Northwest Institute of Ethics and Life Sciences at meetings in Vancouver
recently. He was singled out for his "unique and noteworthy contribution to
society in promoting its awareness and understanding emanating from current
advances in science and technology." Dr. Suzuki is widely known for his
research in the field of genetics and as the host of CBC television and radio programs dealing with science topics.
to measure the uptake of the intercalating materials in the carbon and
the resulting new conductivity.
Prof. Hooley's basic research into
the mechanism of intercalation has
been carried out, by and large, with
low-cost equipment that he devised
and made with his own hands. The
apparatus that led to his discovery of
how the intercalating materials are actually diffused through carbon he
built himself at a cost of $100.
He believes that personal involvement is absolutely necessary for the
researcher. "You have to get in and
get your hands dirty if you want to
produce results," is the way he puts it.
The energy crisis and the discovery
of the possibilities of intercalated carbon as an electrical conductor have
led to a sudden resurgence of interest
in carbon chemistry, he adds.
And in the final analysis, he insists,
"it's been a great privilege to have
been given the freedom over the past
25 years to pursue an area of basic
research that didn't appear to have
any immediate value."
Prof.   Peter  H.   Oberlander,  on
leave of absence from the University,
is the first visiting professor in the
Canadian studies program of the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem in
Israel in the first quarter of 1979.
The Hebrew University's Canadian
studies program is jointly sponsored by
the federal government and Dr. and
Mrs. Ralph Halbert of Toronto. Prof.
Oberlander is in UBC's School of
Community and Regional Planning
and director of the Centre for Human
Settlements.
Hon. J.V. Clyne, UBC's
chancellor, is chairman of a nine-
member Consultative Committee on
the Implications of Telecommunications for Canadian Sovereignty
established by the federal government.
The committee is concerned with
the use of communications, satellites,
foreign television programming on
Canadian stations, the status of cable
companies and the framework and
timing for the introduction of pay
television.
Two members of the UBC faculty
have been named to a three-member
commission appointed by the provincial government to conduct a public
inquiry into uranium mining in B.C.
Chairing the commission will be
Dr. David Bates, professor of health
care  and  epidemiology  and  former
dean of the Faculty of Medicine.
Other commission members are Prof.
James Murray of the Department of
Geological Sciences, and Walter
Raudsepp, former chairman of the
Pollution Control Board and currently
a member of the provincial Pesticide
Appeal Board.	
CO. Brawner, associate professor
of mineral engineering at UBC, will
serve as program chairman and
general reporter for the first international Conference on Mine Drainage
in Denver, Colorado, May 20-23. The
conference will deal with open pit and
underground mining, waste disposal
and reclamation.
Mr. Brawner was recently awarded
the B.T.A. Bell Commemorative
Medallion for service to the Canadian
mining industry on the occasion of the
hundredth continuous year of
publication of the Canadian Mining
Journal.	
Prof. J.M. Maclntyre of UBC's
Faculty of Law has been appointed
vice-chairman of the B.C. Labor
Relations Board for a three-year term.
George Morfitt, former chairman
and still a member of UBC's Board of
Governors, was named Master Athlete
of the Year for the second year in a
row at the annual Sport B.C. banquet
early in February. He was also named
1978 Executive of the Year in Canadian amateur sport in an annual competition sponsored by Air Canada.
Last year, Mr. Morfitt became the
first Canadian in 44 years to win the
U.S. national veterans squash title and
is currently director and treasurer of
Sport B.C.	
Dean Peter Lusztig, head of UBC's
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration, is a member of the
executive committee of the Canadian
Federation of Deans of Management
and Administrative Studies, which has
been established as an incorporated
Learned Society.
The new federation, formerly
known as the Council of the Deans of
Faculties of Management and
Business Administration of Canada,
includes 41 universities with faculties
or schools of management and administrative studies and represents
1,600 full-time faculty members and
50,000 graduate and undergraduate
students.	
Dr.    Ian    McTaggart    Cowan,
former dean of graduate studies at
UBC and an internationally known
conservationist and zoologist, has been
elected chancellor of the University of
Victoria. He will serve a three-year
term.
Dr. Cowan has remained characteristically busy since retiring from
UBC in 1975. He is currently chairman of the Canadian Environmental
Advisory Council, chairman of the
Canadian Commission on Whales and
Whaling and chairman of the
Academic Council of B.C.	
Dr. J.H. Quastel, of UBC's Department of Psychiatry, will serve as one of
two honorary presidents of the 11th
international Congress of
Biochemistry to be held July 8-13 in
Toronto. Dr. Quastel was chosen for
the honor in recognition of his many
contributions to biochemistry in Great
Britain and Canada.	
UBC's registrar, Jack Parnall, was
presented with an honorary life
membership in the Association of
Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada at its 1978 meetings in
Edmonton.
A second member of the Registrar's
Office, assistant registrar Edith
Allen, was awarded a travel bursary
by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and the National Association of
Foreign Student Advisors. She was the
only Canadian selected to take part in
an admissions workshop which took
place in Southeast Asia earlier this
month.	
Prof. Keith Aldritt of the UBC
English department has been elected a
fellow of Great Britain's Royal Society
of Literature in recognition of his
work as a novelist and author of
numerous articles in the field of
literary criticism.
Club aids
Gage fund
The memorial fund honoring
former UBC president Dr. Walter
Gage now stands at nearly $70,000,
even though the official fund-raising
campaign hasn't yet been launched.
The latest contribution of $5,000
was presented to President Douglas
Kenny recently by Gordon Youngston,
president of the Vancouver Rotary
Club.
President Kenny said the gift by the
Rotary Club would have been deeply
appreciated by Dr. Gage because it
would be used to aid students. He also
noted that the memorial fund gift was
one of a large number made over the
years to UBC by Rotarians.
The Gage memorial fund and the
campaign to raise contributions for it
is being administered through the
UBC Alumni Association. The objective is to create an endowment fund
that will provide aid to students and
support for student projects.
Donations to the Walter Gage
Memorial Fund should be sent to the
UBC Alumni Fund, c/o Alumni
Association, Cecil Green Park. The
fund will issue official receipts for income tax purposes on behalf of the
University.
Settlement reached
The 37-member Local 15 of the Office and Technical Employees Union
has reached agreement with the
University on a 1978-79 labor contract
which provides for a wage increase of
4 per cent, with a minimum monthly
increase of $42.
The one-year contract is retroactive
to April 1, 1978, and expires at the
end of this month.
The agreement also calls for a work
study program to be undertaken by a
consultant. UBCalendar
UBC CALENDAR DEADLINES
Events in the week of
March 25-March 31        Deadline is 5 p.m. March 15
April 1-April 7 Deadline is 5 p.m. March 22
Send notices to Information Services, 6328 Memorial Road (Old Administration Building), Campus. Further information is available at
228-3131.
VANCOUVER INSTITUTE
Saturday, March 17
Dr. Marjorie Halpin, Museum of Anthropology, UBC, on Experiencing the Mythic Image: An Evening of Northwest Coast Indian Art.
Saturday, March 24
Nigel Nicolson, M.B.E., F.S.A., F.R.S.L., author and publisher, on
Virginia Woolf: A Personal Portrait.
Both lectures at 8:15 p.m.. Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18
S-.00 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. John LeRoy, An
thropology, UBC, on The Kewa of the Papua New
Guinea Highlands: Their World and Their Myths.
Museum, 6393 Northwest Marine Dr.
7:00 p.m.   SUBFILMS presents Kurosawa's Dersu Uzala. Admission $1 with AMS card. Auditorium, SUB.
MONDAY, MARCH 19
3:00 p.m. COMPUTING CENTRE. The first in a scries of four
lectures on Multi-Way Contingency Tables and Log-
Linear Models by Dr. M. Greig, UBC Computing Centre. Room 443, Computer Sciences Building.
3:30 p.m. MANAGEMENT SCIENCE SEMINAR. S.P.
Hawkins, Graduate School of Management, UCLA, on
Perspectives in (and Problems with) Management
Science: Some Confessions of a Student. Room 328,
Angus Building.
3:45 p.m. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SEMINAR. Dr. S.
Hutton, Mechanical Engineering, UBC, on The Finite
Element Method in Fluid Mechanics. Room 1215, Civil
and Mechanical Engineering Building.
4:00 p.m. ASTRONOMY SEMINAR. Dr. Bill McCutcheon,
Physics, UBC, on The 12C/13C Ratio in Dark Interstellar Clouds. Room 318, Hennings Building.
4:30 p.m. ZOOLOGY/PHYSIOLOGY SEMINAR with Dr. Ed H.
Fisher, Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle.
Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building.
7:00 p.m. SPANISH LANGUAGE EVENING at International
House. Food, drinks and music. Everyone welcome.
8:00 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. Richard Pearson,
curator of archeology, introduces two color films on
Japanese History and Art: The Scroll of Time and The
Horyuji Temple. Sponsored by the Consulate General of
Japan, Vancouver. Theatre gallery, Museum, 6393
Northwest Marine Dr. Admission free.
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
12:30 p.m. BOTANY SEMINAR. Dr. Jane Lubchenko, Zoology,
Oregon State University, on Effects of Herbivores on
Distribution, Abundance, and Diversity on Macro-
algae in the New England Rocky Intertidal Community. Room 3219, Biological Sciences Building.
1:30 p.m. MODERN CHEMICAL SCIENCE SEMINAR. Dr.
L.D. Burtnick on Actin: The Role of a Muscle Protein
in Nonmuscle Cells. Room 225, Chemistry Building.
2:30 p.m. STANDING COMMITTEE ON TEACHING (Faculty of Education) Colloquium. Dr. Harry G. Murray,
Psychology, University of Western Ontario, on Uses of
and Problems with Teaching Evaluation. Room 100,
Scarfe Building.
3:30 p.m. BOTANY SEMINAR. Dr. Jane Lubchenko on Ideas on
Heteromorphology in Marine Algae. Room 3219,
Biological Sciences Building.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP with
Prof. Len Berggren, Mathematics, SFU, on Ancient and
Medieval Mechanics: From Aristotle and Archimedes
to Abu Sahi AI-Kuhi. Room 3252, Buchanan Building.
OCEANOGRAPHY SEMINAR. Dr. Bill Crawford, In
stitute of Ocean Sciences, Pat Bay, on Recent Oceanic
Microstructure Measurement in the Equatorial
Pacific. Room 1465, Biological Sciences Building.
OPTIMIZATION SEMINAR. Prof. George Bluman,
Mathematics, UBC, on Noether's Theorem. Room 203.
Mathematics Building.
4:30 p.m. ROYAL SOCIETY OF CANADA LECTURE. Dr.
Robert E. Bell, C.C., F.R.S.C., F.R.S., principal and
vice-chancellor, McGill University, and president, The
Royal Society of Canada, on Is There a Need for a National Academy in Canada. Lecture Hall 3, IRC.
CHEMISTRY RESEARCH CONFERENCE. Niels
Anderson, Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle,
on Recent Prostoglandin Studies. Room 250, Chemistry.
7:30 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. Marjorie Halpin,
curator of Ethnology, on The Invention of Art on the
Northwest Coast. Museum, 6393 Northwest Marine Dr.
$2.50, members; $3.50, non-members.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
10:30 a.m.    MARKETING RESEARCH WORKSHOP. Ken Ken
dall, Economics and Commerce, SFU, on What Do You
Find Out by Standing in a Supermarket Aisle? or How
Honest Are Consumers? (Conjoint Measurement of
Preferences vs. Actual Behavior). Penthouse, Angus.
12 noon PHARMACOLOGY SEMINAR. Dr. L.C.Jenkins, pro
fessor and head, Anesthesia, UBC, on Clinical Studies of
Mechanisms of Surgical Pain and Its Management.
Room 114, Block C, Medical Sciences Building.
THE CHANGING WORLD. Prof. Roy Stokes, direc
tor, School of Librarianship, UBC, on Information and
Ideas: A Guide to Survival. Robson Square Theatre
(corner of Robson and Hornby Sts.).
12:30 p.m. NOON-HOUR CONCERT with the Pro Arte String
Quartet. Norman Paulu, violin; Martha Francis, violin;
Richard Blum, viola; and Parry Karp, cello, perform
Music of Schubert and Beethoven. Recital Hall, Music.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 (Continued)
12:30 p.m. ADULT BASIC EDUCATION SEMINAR. Dr. Eitan
Israeli, eminent adult educator in Israel, on Education
for Minority Groups — Mosaic or Melting Pot ? Room
1004, Scarfe Building.
SCIENCE STUDIES ROUNDTABLE. Ed Levy,
Philosophy, UBC, on Why Science and Technology
Will Not Solve the Food Problems: Rice Technology in
Asia — A Case Study. Upper lounge. Graduate Student
Centre.
3:30 p.m. APPLIED PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
Workshop. Prof. Yoel Haitovsky, Jerusalem University,
on The Linear Hierarchical Model: I. Estimation.
Room 223, Angus Building.
4:00 p.m. GEOPHYSICS SEMINAR. Dr. J. Greenhouse, University of Waterloo, on Geomagnetic Variations in the
Eastern United States: Implications for Continental
Tectonics. Room 260, Geophysics and Astronomy Bldg.
4:30 p.m. ECOLOGY SEMINAR. Dr. William Reed, Animal
Resource Ecology, UBC, on The Possibility of Increasing Yields from Fisheries By Means of Age-Selective
Harvesting. Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building.
7:00 p.m. DUPLICATE BRIDGE. Informal game at the Faculty
Club. Faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to
participate. $1.75 per person includes refreshments. For
further information, call Steve Rettig, 228-4865.
8:00 p.m. SENATE MEETING. Tickets for the visitors' gallery
can be reserved by calling Frances Medley, clerk to
Senate, 228-2951. Board and Senate Room, Old Administration Building.
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
9:00 a.m. MEDICAL GRAND ROUNDS. Dr. Kam S. Tse,
Medicine, VGH, on Eosinophils and Eosinophilia. Lecture Hall B, Faculty of Medicine Building, VGH.
10:30 a.m. APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR. Prof. Wolf
Jurgen Beyn, University of Muenster, on The Convergence of Finite Difference Methods for Ordinary
Boundary Value Problems. Room 203, Mathematics.
11:30 a.m. BIOCHEMICAL DISEASES SEMINAR. Dr. D.
McTaggart on Cystic Fibrosis. Room 101, Ambulatory
Care Area, Children's Hospital, 250 W. 59th Ave.
12:30 p.m. ADULT BASIC EDUCATION SEMINAR. Report of
the Ministry of Education Committee on Adult Basic
Education, with members of the committee, chaired by
Dr. Ron Faris. A copy of the report may be obtained from
the Adult Education department, or call 228-5881. Room
1005, Scarfe Building.
UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION, directed by James
Fankhauser, performs Music of Vaughan Williams,
Stanford and Britten. Recital Hall, Music Building.
PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR. Dr.
Seymour Heisler, Pharmacology, Laval University, on
Stimulus-Secretion Coupling Studies in Exocrine Pancreas. Room 237, Wesbrook Building.
ENERGY ENGINEERING SEMINAR. Brian Talbot.
Stan Vernon and Tom Noon, Engineering and Quality
Control, Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage
District Treatment Plants, on Production and Utilization of Methane. Room 1202, Civil and Mechanical
Engineering Building.
ENGLISH LECTURE. Nigel Nicolson, M.B.E.,
F.S.A., F.R.S.L., on Art of Biography. Room 104,
Buchanan Building.
1:00 p.m. FACULTY ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEETING.
Room 100, Mathematics Building.
2:30 p.m.    PHYSICS   CONDENSED-MATTER   SEMINAR.
James Chiu, UBC, on Electron Properties of the Pd-H
System. Room 318, Hennings Building.
3:30 p.m. APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR. Prof. Bengt
Fornberg, Applied Mathematics, Caltech, on Numerical
Calculations on Flow Past a Cylinder. Room 203,
Mathematics Building.
4:00 p.m. PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM. H. Gush on Cosmic
Microwave Radiation. Room 201, Hennings Building.
4:30 p.m. PLANT SCIENCE SEMINAR. Dr. M.D. Proverbs,
Agriculture Canada, Summerland, B.C., on Suppression
of Codling Moth by Release of Sterile Male Moths.
Room 342, MacMillan Building.
7:00 p.m. SUBFILMS presents Looking for Mr. Goodbar.
Repeated Friday and Saturday at 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. and
Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Admission $1 with AMS card.
Auditorium, Student Union Building.
7:30 p.m. CUSO INFORMATION NIGHT. Upper Lounge, In
ternational House.
8:00 p.m. SYDNEY ISRAELS MEMORIAL SEMINAR. Dr. Saul
Levine, Child in the City Project, University of Toronto,
on Violence in Adolescence: Alienated Adolescents.
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resouroes Cen-
THURSDAY, MARCH 22 (Continued)
8:00 p.m. WESTWATER LECTURE. J. Bristol Foster, director.
Ecological Reserves Unit, B.C. Ministry of Lands, Parks
and Housing, on Coastal Ecological Reserves — Helping to Keep the Options Open. Centennial Museum,
1100 Chestnut St.
FRIDAY, MARCH 23
11:30 a.m. DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE SEMINAR. Dr. J.
Diamond, Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC, on The Role
of Cyclic Nucleotides and Calcium in the Mechanism
of Vasodilatation. Room 15, 811 W. 10th Ave.
12:30 p.m. UBC PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, directed by Kenneth
Moore, performs Music of Read, Chavez and Payne.
Old Auditorium.
LINGUISTICS LECTURE. Pierre E. Laporte. director, Research and Evaluation of New Programs, Office de
la langue francaise, Gouvernement du Quebec, on Meaning and Consequences of Bill 101 from the Point of
View of Socio-Political and Linguistic Evolution in
Quebec. Room 102, Buchanan Building.
1:00 p.m. MEDICAL GENETICS SEMINAR. Dr. DA.
Applegarth on Current Status of Biochemical Screening
for Pediatric Disease. 4th floor conference room, Health
Centre for Children, 715 W. 12th Ave.
2:00 p.m. URBAN LAND ECONOMICS WORKSHOP. Prof.
Lawrence Smith, Political Economy, University of
Toronto, on Canadian Housing Policy: A Critical
Review. Dean's conference room. Room 319, Angus.
2:30 p.m. GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR. Dr. J.L.
Luternauer, Geological Survey of Canada, Pacific Geo-
science Centre, Sidney, B.C., and Jane Leroux.
Geological Sciences, UBC, on Geological Studies of B.C.
Deltas — Where, Why and How. Room 330A,
Geological Sciences Building.
3:30 p.m.    MATHEMATICS    SEMINAR.    Prof.    Peter    Orlik,
University of Wisconsin, Madison, on Singularities and
Group Actions. Room 1100, Mathematics Annex.
COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM.  Dr.  Peter
Cashin, manager, Software Development Digital Systems
Division, Bell Northern Research, Ottawa, on Research
at Bell Northern. Room 301, Computer Sciences.
LINGUISTICS COLLOQUIUM.   Pierre E.  Laporte.
director, Research and Evaluation of New Programs, Office de la langue francaise. Gouvernement du Quebec, on
Meaning and Consequences of Bill 101 From the Point
of View of Socio-Political and Linguistic Evolution of
Quebec. Room 2225, Buchanan Building.
JAPAN SEMINAR. Prof. H. Onishi, Tokyo University,
on Sesshu's Paintings. Room 102, Lasserre Building.
CHEMICAL    ENGINEERING    SEMINAR.    Prof.
Howard    Brenner,   chairman.   Chemical   Engineering,
University of Rochester, on Micro-Mechanics of Inter-
facial Transport. Room 206, Chemical Engineering.
7:30 p.m. ACADIAN EVENING at International House, with
wine and cheese, followed by a French-Canadian show at
8:30 p.m. The show will be followed by a dance with
music from Quebec. Tickets, sold in advance only, $1,
students; $2, non-students; available at International
House, 228-5021; and the French department, Room
811, Buchanan Tower, 228-4867.
8:00 p.m. UKRAINIAN STUDIES SEMINAR. W. Roman
Petryshyn on Ukrainian Canadians in the Vertical
Mosaic. Langara College.
UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION, directed by James
Fankhauser, performs Music of Vaughan Williams,
Stanford and Britten. Recital Hall, Music Building.
SATURDAY, MARCH 24
10:00 a.m. WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP on Image and Impact, with coordinator Eileen Hendry, director. Women in Management and Career Development
Programs, UBC Centre for Continuing Education. Social
Suite West, Hotel Vancouver. For information. 228-2181,
local 240.
2:00 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY series of documen
taries. This week's film is on Grierson, a tribute to John
Grierson, founder of the National Film Board. Museum,
6393 Northwest Marine Dr. Free with museum admission.
8:00 p.m. PRO ARTE STRING QUARTET. Norman Paulu.
violin; Martha Francis, violin; Richard Blum, viola; Parry
Karp, cello; and Howard Karp, piano, perform Music of
Haydn, Lansky and Dvorak. Recital Hall, Music Bldg.
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE presents An Evening in
the Philippines. Free admission. Upper Lounge, International House.
WOMEN STUDENTS' OFFICE MOVES
The Women Students' Office, formerly the Office of the Dean of
Women, is now located in Brock Hall. Personal counselling —room
203. Co-operative Education programs, Internship programs and
Career Counselling —room 213.
NITOBE OPEN WEEKENDS
The Nitobe Garden is now open weekends. Hours at the Nitobe till
Easter are weekdays 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to
half an hour before sunset.
EXHIBIT
An exhibit of works by Liz Magor continues until Saturday, March 31,
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. Fine Arts Gallery, Main
Library.
EXTENDED CARE HELPS
The residents of UBC's extended care unit in the Health Sciences Centre Hospital are offering their services to the University community.
The average age of the volunteers is 84, so the services they offer are
limited. If you have stapling, envelope filling, collating or other simple
tasks that you need help with, call Kathy Scalzo, director of rehabilitation, at 228-5487.
FINAL ORAL EXAMINATIONS FOR THE
DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Listed below are scheduled final oral 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 on the second floor of the 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, March 19, 10:00 a.m.: PAUL LAM, Medical Genetics; The
Role of DNA Repair Inhibitors in Carcinogenesis.
GRADUATE STUDENT CENTRE
The Graduate Student Centre is now taking reservations for Christmas,
1979, functions. For reservations, call 228-3202.
SUMMER SESSION EMPLOYMENT
The Canada Employment Centre at UBC maintains listings of summer
session academic employment opportunities at universities and colleges
across Canada. Interested faculty and graduate students can obtain
further information by visiting the office, Room 214, Brock Hall, in the
south east corner of the building, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
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