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Fall ceremony
Kain, Nemetz honored
by Jo Moss
Ballerina Karen Kain and retiring B.C. Chief
Justice Nathan Nemetz will be honored at UBC's
fall ceremony to welcome new and returning
students, Thursday Sept. 8.
Kain will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters
degree and a special tribute will be paid to
Nemetz for his 60 years of loyalty, service and
support to the university.
The welcoming ceremony, which falls on the
first day of classes for most students, will be held
at the War Memorial Gym at 2:15 p.m.
All classes and labs will be cancelled after
12:30 p.m. on Sept. 8 so that students can attend
the ceremony and take part in orientation
activities sponsored by faculties and departments.
Often referred to as a national treasure, Kain
has been acclaimed as Canada's finest prima
ballerina. Born in Hamilton, Ont., she entered the
National Ballet School when she was II and was
named principal dancer shortly after graduation in
I969. At the Moscow International Ballet Festival
in I973, she garnered a silver medal in the women
soloist division and she and Frank Augustyn won
first prize for their performance of the Bluebird
pas de deux from the ballet Sleeping Beauty. In
I976, Kain and Augustyn became the first
westerners to be invited to perform with the
Soviet Union's Bolshoi Ballet.
Kain has been acclaimed for her performance
of Giselle, a role that many consider the greatest
test for a ballerina, and has performed in
partnership with Rudolph Nureyev, one of the
world's leading male dancers.
Nemetz, who will be enjoying his first day of
retirement from the bench, is a UBC graduate and
former chancellor of the university. His association with UBC includes serving as Chairman of
the Board of Governors and member of Senate.
Nemetz was appointed B.C. Supreme Court
found at
golf course
by Jo Moss
A Tsawwassen golf course has yielded an
extraordinary archaeological find — wood and
bark artifacts that archaeologists believe are
between 2,000-3,000 years old.
Only four other sizeable collections of
prehistoric wood artifacts have been discovered
in B.C.
Archaeologists have recovered rare samples
of aboriginal culture from the Tsawwassen site,
which were preserved from decay by a fortuitous
chain of natural events.
Artifacts include intricately woven baskets,
fish hooks, wedges, rope, cord, and fish net
fragments—fragile items that have survived only
because they were buried below the water table
and covered with fine clay.
"Prehistoric cultures on the Northwest Coast
used wood materials for almost everything they
made, but the items don't show up that often
because they decay so easily," said Kitty Bernick,
freelance archaeologist and project director.
The Tsawwassen artifacts came to light when
the Beach Grove Golf Club started construction
on a water hazard. The artifacts, buried eight feet
below the surface, were exposed when the earth
was removed. It was then that UBC's archaeology lab received a call asking them to inspect the
Recognizing the value of the site, UBC
Anthropology professor and principal investigator
of the project R.G. Matson helped to mobilize
more than 60 volunteers—UBC faculty and
students, members of the Archaeological Society
of B.C., and people from the community—who
worked feverishly to recover the waterlogged
items from the piles of earth dumped on the
Nathan Nemetz
Judge in I963 and was made a Chief Justice of
the Supreme Court of B.C. in I973. In I979, he
became the Chief Justice of the B.C. Court of
Appeal, the highest position in the province's
He was awarded the Great Trekker Award
by UBC students in I969 and received an
honorary degree from the university in I975.
A Chair in Legal History and a Centre for
Alternate Forms of Dispute Resolution will be
established in the Faculty of Law in his name.
University president David Strangway
extended an open invitation to all students,
faculty, staff and the general public to take part
' in the fall ceremony.
"It's UBC's official welcome to all students
and I hope that as it becomes a part of university
tradition, it will contribute to be a sense of pride
Karen Kain
and excitement in being a part of UBC,"
Strangway said.
University chancellor Leslie Peterson and
president of the Alma Mater Society Tim Bird will
join Strangway in welcoming students at the
It's also expected that about 50 students who
have won entrance scholarships to UBC will be
Afterwards, an open air reception will be held
on the terrace outside the Student Union
Building, weather permitting.
The fall ceremony was established in I987 in
cooperation with the AMS to kick off the
beginning of a new academic year. According to
the Registrar's Office, between 6,500 and 7,000
new undergraduate and graduate students will be
coming to the campus for the first time this fall.
Volunteers Alan McMillan and Cathy Purss of the B.C. Archaelogical Society search for artifacts at the
Beach Grove Golf Club in Tsawwassen. The insert shows an open-weave basket made of cedar
splints. It was one of the first items recovered.
course. Emergency funding was provided by
the province.
"It was a very successful operation," Matson
Although many artifacts are broken or
fragmented, Bernick said they represent "a
wealth of information." She speculated that
others which lie still buried are intact.
"There's no doubt we lost a whole lot of
information because it was an artifact rescue
operation, not an archaeological dig," she said.
Bernick believes the site was a refuse dump.
The baskets and fish nets are from the bottom
layer and probably represent the earliest use of
the site. Recovered stone and bone implements,
shells, and a finely worked basalt arrowhead
may be from later times, she said.
Analysis of the artifacts may reveal important
details of prehistoric aboriginal society and
culture, filling in the gaps in the scanty information available.
"It really is like putting together a jigsaw
puzzle," Bernick explained.
As a basketry expert, she is particularly
interested in the basket fragments. Details in the
decorative weave may eventually enable
See ARTIFACTS on Page 2
Volume 34 Number 14, August 4,1988
$11 million
given for
study of
by Gavin Wilson
TRIUMF staff are gearing up for a
hectic year of activity following the
announcement of new funding for a
study of the KAON factory proposal.
Last week's news of a Joint $11-
million grant from the federal and
provincial governments to launch a
year-long engineering design and
impact study for the factory was
greeted with Jubilation at Canada's
national particle accelerator.
At a hastily organized party,
TRIUMF director Erich Vogt told
cheering staff members that "there's
no turning back now." He expects a
sod-turning for KAON next year
even though Ottawa has yet to make
a firm commitment to construction.
"It's not yet a full green light for
construction, but it takes us right up
to the beginning of construction a
year from now," he said. "It's an
important step."
The $571-milHon KAON factory
would roughly double TRRJMFs
staff of 400 and cteete thousands of
rrraft-hocrs of empldyment dtwlrrg  ■
its five-year construction phase.
Upon completion, tt would be the
finest facility of its kind in the world
and would attract researchers from
around the globe. Annual cost of
operation Is estimated at $90-
mlllion, but a provincial government
study concluded that KAON would
create $436-million a year in
technology spinoffs.
Vogt was elated that last week's
announcement also allowed
negotiations for overseas funding to
proceed. He expects strong support
including about $150-mlllton In
commitments trom Japan, Europe
and the United States.
But Vogt is still seeking a $300-
mHlion commitment from the federal
government for construction.
Victoria has already pledged about
In a press release, federal Science
and Technology Minister Frank
Oberle said the $11-million design
and impact study is needed to
determined whether or not the
KAON factory is "a wise investment.''
"We must have aH the necessary
information and be absolutely sure
of all the Implications before we
commit ourselves to this project,"
he said.
Kaons are tiny, sub-atomic
particles made up of quarks, which
are thought to be the most fundamental building blocks of matter. A
KAON factory would allow scientists
to probe more deeply into the nature
of matter, pushing scientific
knowledge to new frontiers.
Faculty expects
contract offer
by Gavin Wilson
Contract talks between the university and the
Faculty Association were set to continue this
week with faculty president Dennis Capozza
expecting "some sort of offer" from the university.
About 2,000 full-time faculty members,
librarians and continuing education program
directors are negotiating a new contract to
replace an agreement which expired June 30.
See TALKS on Page 2 4&>
Photo by Warren Schmidt
UBC President David Strangway (right) and Walter Koerner converse during a luncheon at the Faculty
Club to celebrate Koemer's 90th birthday. Koerner is one of UBC's greatest benefactors.
UBC benefactor Koerner
'donor with a difference1
by Gavin Wilson
One of the university's greatest benefactors,
Waiter Koerner, celebrated his 90th birthday last
month with a Faculty Club luncheon attended by
40 friends and associates.
Koerner, formerly a major figure in B.C.'s
forest industry, has played a key role in the
development of University Hospital, the library,
the Museum of Anthropology, fine arts collections
and many other aspects of UBC.
There are certain people who very quietly
and very effectively do really wonderful things,"
said President David Strangway. "Walter works
quietly behind the scenes playing a key role in
making wonderful things, happen,"
Samuer Rothstein, professor emeritus, •■ ■
Librarianship, called Koerner "a donor with a
"He doesn't just give some money and books,
he gives vision and leadership," he said.
Luncheon guests also attended a tree-
planting ceremony and plaque unveiling by
Chancellor Leslie Peterson in the Faculty Club
garden, commemorating Koerner's birthday.
The tree was a Western Hemlock, also
known as an Alaskan Pine. When Koerner first
arrived in B.C. from his native Czechoslovakia,
the hemlock was considered a weed species.
His forest products company, Rayonier,
pioneered its use, and today it is the third most
valuable tree species in B.C.
Koerner showed that age has not dimmed his
drive to inspire new ideas.
In a speech to luncheon guests, he called for
the re-establishment of an institute of industrial
relations at UBC that would research ways of
curbing youth unemployment by instilling in them
Artifacts found
Confined from Page 1
archaeologists to recognize different designs as
"signatures" of the weavers, she said. The site
produced a few basket bottoms, items Bernick
said are not often seen because a basket was
usually discarded when the bottom wore out.
Two of the more unusual artifacts are scraps
of twisted wood fibre cords that formed the edges
of a fishing net.
"No one has ever found the edgeline of a net
yet in B.C.,"  Bernick said. "We found two."
They may eventually enable archaeologists
to reconstruct the nets providing clues to
prehistoric fishing methods.
"We may be able to tell what kind of Jish they
ate," Bernick said.
Eighteen wood wedges were also recovered,
some with rope bound around the end to prevent
the tool from splitting when it was driven into the
wood. One wedge is covered with barnacles
indicating the site may have been covered with
sea water at one time.
Bernick said it will take up to a year to
conserve, catalogue and anaylse the collection,
now stored in plastic tubs in the Laboratory of
After the preliminary recovery operation,
which began July 5, the Musqueam and
Tsawwassen Indian bands collaborated with the
UBC archaeology lab in further artifact recovery
until the end of the month.
a sense of entrepreneurship.
Koerner also recommended that a research
institute be set up to look at safety and accident
prevention in the province.
Last year, 811 British Columbians were killed
in the workplace, on the streets and in the home
by preventable accidents, he said. The cost to
the province was $1.2-billion.
"Something must be done," he said.
Work ethic
of doctors
makes marriage
by Debora Sweeney
Ever since Hippocrates made his first house
call many physicians' spouses have found it's not
easy being married to doctors.
That problem has kept a UBC psychiatrist
busy for 15 years. Dr. Michael Myers has
counselled more than 200 physicians on the
impact of medical work on their marriages and
At the heart of the matter is the work ethic of
medicine, which has historically placed committment to the profession before personal and
family responsibility.
"Unlike other professions where people also
do an enormous amount of work, I think some
doctors expect to be able to get away with that in
their marriages," said Myers.
Because medical work is ennobling in our
society, many doctors expect their spouses to be
strong and to not complain, he added.
Myers found many physicians are on a
treadmill — conscious of overworking and feeling
guilty about it, yet unable to stop. They find it
easier to work late, see more patients and write
more papers than to communicate effectively and
intimately at home.
Female doctors have the added pressure of
trying to be "superwomen" — balancing
committments to work, their children and running
the home.
"One of the most common things I hear is,
'It's very hard for doctors to come forward with
their marital problems,'" said Myers. "They have
to solve lots of other people's problems and it
concerns them that they can't solve their own."
Many physicians have a particularly difficult
time seeing themselves as vulnerable, failing at
something or needing help, he added.
Myers has recently written a book aimed at
helping troubled doctors and their families,
entitled, Doctor's Marriages: A Look at the
Problems and their Solutions.
In it, he provides the reader with the
opportunity to listen "over his shoulder" to the
concerns of medical students, residents, male
and female physicians, and homosexual couples
who have sought his help.
"This book has ramifications for a lot of the
general public, but especially people in careers
who are married to each other," he said.
"Marriage isn't easy for anyone. It involves a lot
of work and committment."
Telereg usage high
as 16,000'ii,
are already registered
by Gavin Wilson
With a "g'day mate" and a few taps on a
telephone keypad, UBC student Nicole Loland
called from Australia to register for her winter
session classes using the new Telereg system.
Loland called from her grandparents home
near Prosperine, Queensland, to register in her
third year physiology classes. The technology
wizardry prompted a story and photo in the local
Acting Registrar Alan McMillan said Loland's
call was the longest long distance Telereg call
that has come to his attention.
Telereg is the computerized telephone
registration system installed this year to replace
the old, unwieldy system of in-person registration.
"A very high percentage of undergrads are
registered now, about 16,000 overall," he said.
About 25,000 are expected to be registered by
the time classes begin in September.
"It's been going very well, although there
have been some minor frustrations for students.
The volume has been incredibly high in the past
B.C. student
in chemistry
by Gavin Wilson
The first B.C. high school student to
compete in the International Chemistry
Olympics has come home with a bronze
Chris Gunn, 18, placed in the bronze
medal class after scoring the highest
marks of the four-person Canadian team.
Two other Canadians also picked up
bronze medals. The competition,
involving 110 students from 26 countries,
was held in Helsinki, Finland, in early
Gunn, a recent graduate of Steveston
Senior Secondary School, won a berth on
the team after taking part in a program
coordinated by UBC. He had earlier won
a $2,500 President's Scholarship and
enrols in the faculty of science this year.
"I was very pleased, I didn't think I'd
come back with anything," he said.
During the two-day Olympics,
students were given a practical test as
well as a written, theoretical exam;
"In the lab we were given a synthetic
compound and told to use it to determine
a characteristic of an acid. It was a hard
exam," Gunn said.
Chris Gunn with bronze medal won at
International Chemistry Olympics
three weeks. Everybody wants to call on the first
day, in the first hour they are eligible to register.
Some try for several hours without an answer,"
he said.
McMillan said he hopes that students make
final adjustments to their timetables, adding and
dropping courses, before September.
MOA to build
for museum
in Ottawa
by Gavin Wilson
The Museum of Anthropology has signed an
agreement with the new Museum of Civilization
in Ottawa to coordinate the construction of six
Northwest Coast Indian longhouses.
The houses will stand in the national
museum's cathedral-like Grand Hall when it
opens next year, said project director Bill
The MOA has subcontracted about 40 native
artisans to complete construction by October,
when the houses will be shipped to Hull, Que., by
truck. Four of the dwellings will be built in
Vancouver, the remaining two in the coastal
communities of Masset and Alert Bay.
The replicas represent six of the cultural
divisions of the Northwest Coast Indians:
Tsimshian, Haida, Bella Coola, Kwagiutl, Nootka
and Coast Salish.
They also exemplify the architecture of
different time periods, ranging from ancient plans
based on written descriptions and archaeological
excavations to more contemporary designs
which show European influences.
McLennan said the six houses, the largest of
which is about 36 feet by 40 feet, will sit side-by-
side in the Grand Hall. Five will be used to
display exhibits, the sixth as a performance area.
"With totem poles on display in front of them,
it should look very dramatic," he said.
Assisting McLennan in the $800,000 project
is Project Coordinator and Native Liaison, Lyle
Talks set
to continue
Continued from Page 1
The association is seeking a two-year deal
with across the board pay raises of five per cent
in the first year and an inflation-based raise in the
second, said Capozza.
University negotiators declined to comment
specifically on the talks, which began in June.
"It would not be wise for the university to
comment on negotiations at this point," Jim
Dybikowski, Associate Vice-President for
Faculty Relations, said last week.
But Dybikowski did say the association has
not yet told university negotiators the overall cost
of their package of demands.
Money is the central issue in the negotiations.
As well as a pay raise, the association wants to
see a special external and vertical equity
adjustment fund established to boost UBC faculty
salaries up to levels at major universities
elsewhere in Canada and to eliminate "inversions" in which longtime faculty may earn less
than new appointees.
Another proposal would see a gender
inequity fund of $480,000 disbursed to female
faculty. Recently, $120,000 was disbursed to
female faculty as part of the 1987/88 contract
The association is also asking for improvements in benefits packages and hikes in
minimum salaries for faculty, librarians and
sessional lecturers.
Under a provision of the framework agreement, once the university is officially notified of its
operating grant negotiators have no less than
three weeks to sign an agreement or the dispute
can go to arbitration.
2   UBC REPORTS August 4,1988 All signs
point to
at UBC
by Stuart Rennie
.   What do traffic lights and your clothes have in
common? Semioticians answer that both are the
- sign systems - signals which communicate a
message. The message may be the simple one
of a stop light, the more complex one of a DNA
strand, or even a building by architect Arthur
The Tenth International Summer Institute for
Semiotic and Structural Studies, ISISSS, brings
* together these areas and others under the
■' banner of semiotics. The word "semiotics"
comes from the Greek word semeiotike, meaning
sign. The areas of semiotics include literary
semiotics and ethnopoetics, anthropology and
ethnosemiotics and the cognitive sciences.
'        Because it sees signs as the basic structuring devices of all forms of communication,
* semiotics is able to bring together these highly
-< diverse fields of study. ISISSS '88 provides the
UBC community with a unique opportunity to be
a part of this diverse discipline from Aug. 2-26.
This diversity may be seen in the course, the
evolution of semiosis, given by the foremost
i   North American semiotician, Thomas Sebeok.
The course will provide an overall view of the
* evolution of language, both animal and human. It
--. is one of 12 courses offered by ISISSS '88 for
credit or non-credit at the graduate level.
Those who are unable to attend the daytime
program and workshops can participate in the
Institute's weekend program.
The first, The Semiotics of Representation,
_  opens Friday evening Aug. 5. Keynote lectures
will be given by Dan Sperber and renowned
"* neurologist Karl Pribram. Participants include
Erickson, literary theorist Gregory Ulmer and
computer researchers Patrizia Violi and Pierre
Maranda. The Saturday Aug. 6 session, includes
discussions on artificial intelligence, postmodernism, feminism and postcolonialism.
ISISSS '88 is sponsored by the Vancouver
Semiotic Circle and held under the aegis of the
_   UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies. Detailed
information about all of the institutes's programs
" may be obtained from the Director of ISISSS '88,
Professor Lorraine Weir at 228-5157.
Stuart Rennie is a third-year law student at
Photo by Warren Schmidt
Shad Valley students Steve Hentschel (left)
and Rob Deary show their winning form in
the program's hovercraft building contest.
Shadlings at UBC had the option of
building working hovercrafts. Three teams
of two students were judged in such
categories as speed control, weight of the
model and time taken to travel the
prescribed distance.
Project FISH aims
to save on cost
of fuel for fishermen
by Jo Moss
Putting a different propeller on a fishing boat
engine may save B.C. fishermen thousands of
dollars in fuel costs, according to UBC Mechanical Engineering professor Sander Calisal.
He's spent the last four years working on
Project FISH, a sophisticated computerized
program that can analyze the propulsion system
of any fishing vessel and determine the amount
of fuel consumed.
Minor modifications to the engine or propeller
can result in substantial savings, he said.
"In our initial tests, we had a couple of cases
where the fishermen stood to save about
$10,000 in the first year," Calisal said. "That's
unusual, but many fishermen can recoup the
costs of upgrading a vessel in the first two or
three years."
To prove his point, Calisal has put his
research project on the road this summer and is
offering a free boat testing service to B.C.
fishermen. Housed in a van, and staffed by UBC
Mechanical Engineering students, Project FISH
will visit 14 B.C. government wharfs along the
coast in July and August including Prince Rupert,
Alert Bay and Campbell River.
It takes about 20 minutes for fishermen to
complete a brief questionnaire which asks for
details such as the engine model, horsepower,
vessel dimensions, and a typical trip scenario.
'The information is run through the computer
to determine current fuel consumption," Calisal
explained. "By substituting details such as a
different propeller size, we can quickly determine
which modifications will result in greater fuel
The program analyzes such things as the
effect of reducing speed, using different ratio
gear boxes or controllable pitch propellers. It can
then calculate the return on investment of new
The project is being undertaken in collaboration with Energy Mines and Resources Canada.
GREAT winners
by Gavin Wilson
The Science Council of B.C. has given
Graduate Research, Engineering and Technology (GREAT) awards to 36 graduate students at
UBC — 15 in Master's programs and 21 working
towards PhDs.
GREAT scholarships are awarded annually
to aid graduate students in B.C. The students are
expected to conduct a large part of their research
in cooperation with an industrial organization.
Basic GREAT scholarships are worth
$14,000, but when a student receives other
scholarships the GREAT funding is used to top
up the total to a maximum of $20,000.
Winners are:
B. Allison, N. Bepple, D. Butler, E. Charter, D.
Corrigan, S. Dehler, L. De Montigny, J. Ens, J.
Findlay, B. Flinn, W. Hajen, J. Heal, C. Higgins,
A. Hornby, R. Hudson, L. Husted, M. Von
Keyserlingk, A. Kot, O. Lee, D. Michelson, L.
Nichol, J. Quick, A. Roth, B. Scott, B. Taylor, D.
Vickery, S. Gamiet, P. Thompson, B. Girard, A.
Gibb, M. Breault, A. D'lorio, C. Third, M.
Decamillis, W. Cicha, J. Taylor.
New business program
set to admit students
by Jo Moss
New Arts Administration option in the Faculty
of Commerce's MBA program will admit its first
students in September.
Arts Administration Director Robert Kelly said
the new option meets a critical need in Canada's
artistic community for skilled administrative
personnel sensitive to the goals and mandates of
institutions such as art galleries and museums.
Graduates will play a significant role in
guiding the future of Canada's cultural institu- .
tions, he said.
"Arts organizations have special problems
that other businesses don't have," Kelly
explained. "Museums, for example, have a
mandate to preserve heritage and a responsibility
to put on public education programs. Those
kinds of decisions can't be resolved by simply
finding the most cost-effective way to do it.
Running a cultural institution is not a profit-
making venture."
The UBC Arts Administration program is the
second graduate program of its kind in Canada.
The other is at York University in Toronto.
In addition to meeting UBC's stringent MBA
admission requirements, candidates must have
an arts background and substantial arts
administration experience. The MBA program is
designed to give them the business skills they
Students will take regular MBA courses and
spend a summer working with a cultural
institution. Elective courses in the second year
allow them to hone an administrative speciality,
or broaden their arts background by taking more
theatre courses, for example.
Effective financial management is becoming
Increasingly important as cultural institutions vie
for shrinking public funding and decreasing
private and corporate donations, Kelly said.
Better marketing strategies are needed to attract
the paying public to shows and exhibitions.
Restaurants and gift shops located in the
museum or gallery have also become important
revenue generators.
"If carefully controlled, these kinds of things
are not detrimental to the heritage theme," Kelly
said. "Earning a more favorable public reaction
can help cultural institutions make sure their own
objectives are met."
Smith new basketball coach
Bev Smith, a
former member of the
Canadian Women's
National Basketball
Team, has joined
UBC's Department of
Athletics and Sports
Services as head
coach of the Thunderbird women's basketball team.
During her ten-year
stint on the Canadian
team, Smith competed
in the 1984 Olympic
Games in Los Angeles,
the I986 World Championships in Moscow, and the I987 Pan
American Games in Indiana where the
Canadians captured a bronze medal.
A native of Salmon Arm, B.C., Smith holds
a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical
Education from the University of Oregon.
From I982 to I988, she played semi-professional basketball in Italy. Her team won the
Italian club championship three years running
and was twice European club champion.
Smith's coaching experience includes four
seasons with the Felisatti Ferrara's team in
Italy, and assistant coach at the University of
Oregon in I983. She joined UBC July I.
The department of psychiatry has won two
grants from Rick Hansen's Man-ln-Motion legacy
Dr. Ron Stevenson, clinical associate
professor, has received $24,737 for a project
entitled "Testicular cooling to improve fertility in
men with spinal cord injury." Dr. Stevenson will
be working in association with Dr. George Szasz
and Dr. Charles Lazlo.
Dr. Stacy Elliot, clinical instructor, has
received a $27,000 clinical fellowship in sexual
health research. He also will be working with Dr.
Stanley Hamilton, Associate Dean of
Commerce and Business Administration, has
been named to the Board of Directors of the
British Columbia Assessment Authority.
. Established by the provincial government in
I974, the BCAA is an independent body that
determines and maintains a uniform assessment
of all property in B.C. for taxation purposes.
Property tax is the largest single revenue
generator in the province, putting $3 billion a year
into provincial and municipal coffers.
Hamilton, who specializes in unban land
economics, will serve a three year term on the
board which is chaired by former deputy minister
of Municipal Affairs John Taylor.
Forestry professor Peter Dooling has been
named to a leading international body involved in
establishing and managing marine and nature
reserves worldwide.
Dooling was named to the governing council
of the Commission on National Parks and
Protected Areas at the International Union for
Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
(IUCN) General Assembly.
The Commission is a scientific and technical
organization which promotes conservation, and
as part of IUCN is helping to develop an
information database of all protected areas in the
Forestry professor Peter Pearse and UBC
benefactor and philanthropist David See Chai
Lam were two of 44 members named to the
Order of Canada by the Governor General
Jeanne Sauve, July 14.
Pearse, chairman of the Forest Economic
and Policy Analysis Research Unit at UBC, has
served on a number
of royal commissions
and international
bodies as an expert
in natural resource
Through these
organizations and his
work as a consultant
at home and abroad
he has contributed to
a better understanding of the economic
and social issues
that shape natural
resource policies. ^
Lam, a retired
businessman and entrepreneur, was one of
Vancouver's most successful real estate
developers of the last two decades. He has
since given away millions of dollars through
the David and Dorothy Lam Foundation to
benefit worthwhile community causes and
build a better society.
The Order of Canada was established in
I967 to recognize such outstanding achievements and service.
Pearse and Lam will receive the insignia
of the Order at an Ottawa ceremony later
this year.
3   UBC REPORTS August 4,1968 UBC Calendar
Medical Grand Rounds
A Case of Migratory Polyneuropathy.   Drs. R.
Sayson and J. Oger, HSCH, Speakers.   For
information call Kathy at 228-7737.   Room G-279,
HSCH-ACU.   12:00 p.m. (noon).
Summer Film '88
Biloxi Blues.   For information call 228-3697.   SUB
Theatre, Student Union Building.   7:30 - 9:45 p.m.
ISISSS 88, Comparative Literature
Tetetheory, workshop on the Impact of the New
Technologies on the Educational Apparatus.
Gregory A. Ulmer, author of Applied Grammatology
is speaker.   Auditorium, School of Theology, 6040
Chancellor Blvd. 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.   General
Admission $25, Students $15, ISISSS registrants
free on presentation of ID.
Summer Film '88
Biloxi Blues.   For information call 228-3697.   SUB
Theatre, Student Union Building.   7:30 - 9:45 p.m.
The Semiotics of Representation
A Conference in Association with ISISSS '88.
Opening lecture by Karl Pribram, Stanford.
Registration in room 191. Chancellor Building, 6:30
p.m.   For information call Lorraine Weir at 228-2365
or 228-5157.   Chapel of the Epiphany, Vancouver
School of Theology.   8:00 p.m.
The Semiotics of Representation
A Conference in Association with ISISSS '88.
Lectures by Thomas A. Sebeok (Indiana), Dan
Sperber (Paris), Gregory J. Ulmer (Florida), Tilottama
Rajan (Wisconsin), Arthur Erickson, Patrizia Vloli
(Bologna), Pierre Maranda (Laval), Nabaneeta Dev
Sen (Calcutta), Mava-Jo Powell (UBC), Barbara
Godard (York).   For information call Lorraine Weir at
228-2365 or 228-5157.   Chapel of the Epiphany,
Vancouver School of Theology.   9:00 a.m. - 10:00
Summer Film '88
Vagabond.   For information call 228-3697.   SUB
Theatre, Student Union Building.   7:30 p.m. and 9:45
Centre tor Continuing Education
Sounds of Japan.   Wendy Brass Stuart, MMus,
music, and Ron Stuart, MA, narration.   Free with
admission to the garden.   For information call 222-
5254.   Weather permitting.   Nitobe Garden.   2:00 -
3:00 p.m.
Summer Film '88
Vagabond.   For information call 228-3697.   SUB
Theatre, Student Union Building.   7:30 p.m. and 9:45
ISISSS 88, Indian Classical Dance
AVANTHI, an outstanding dancer from Madras, will
present a recital of classical Indian dance on August
10 at the Frederic Wood Theatre at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets available at door, $10 general admission, $6
students, ISISSS registrants free with ID.   For
information call 228-5157.
Medical Grand Rounds
Advances in Hypertension. Dr. J. Wright, HSCH,
Speaker. For information call Kathy at 226-7737.
Rescheduled from July 21. Room G-279, HSCH -
ACU.   12:00 p.m. (noon)
Summer Film '88
Sherman's MarcK   For information call 228-3697.
SUB Theatre, Student Union Building.   7:00 p.m. and
9:40 p.m.
ISISSS '88 Lecture
Science Fiction and Semiotics.   Samuel R. Delany
(Mass. Amherst).   For information call 228-2365 or
228-5157.   Chapel of the Epiphany, Chancellor
Building, Vancouver School of Theology.   8:00 p.m.
ISISSS'88 Workshop
Teletheory. A workshop on the impact of TV on
pedagogical technique, environment and writing.
Gregory L. Ulmer (English Dept., University of
Florida); author of Applied Grammatology (John
Hopkins U.P.), "Sounding of the Unconscious" in
John P. Leavey, Jr. Glossary (Nebraska, 1986) and
Text Book (forthcoming from St. Martin's Press,
UBC Reports is published every second
Thursday by UBC Community Relations
6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 1W5, Telephone 228-3131
Editor-in-chief: Don Whiteley
Editor: Howard Fluxgold
Contributors: Lorie Chortyk, Jo Moss,
Debora Sweeney, Gavin Wilson.
4   UBC REPORTS August 4,1988
Photo by Warren Schmidt
Allison Sanders and Neil Gallagher rehearse a dramatic moment from the Stage Campus production of
Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre running until Aug. 6 at the Frederic Wood Theatre.
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the period Aug. 7 to Sept. 10, notices must be submitted on proper Calendar forms no later than
noon on Monday, Aug. 29 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Road, Room 207, Old Administration Building. For more information, call 228-3131.
1988.)   For information call 228-2365 or 228-5157.   Auditorium,
Chancellor Building, Vancouver School of Theology.   2:00 -
5:30 p.m.
Summer Film '88
Sherman's March.   For information call 228-3697.   SUB
Theatre, Student Union Building.   7:00 p.m. and 9:40 p.m.
ISISSS'88 Lecture
The Body as System.   A conference in association with ISISSS
'88.   Opening lecture by Gatri Spivak.   Registration from 6:30
p.m, room 191, Chancellor Building, Vancouver School of
Theology.   For information call Lorraine Weir at 228-2365 or
228-5157.   Chapel of the Epiphany, Vancouver School of
Theology.   8:00 p.m.
ISISSS '88 Lecture
The Body as System.   A conference in association with ISISSS
'88.   Lectures by such scholars as John Wada (UBC), Paula
Treichler (Illinois), John O'Neill (York), Anthony Phillips (UBC),
Phillip Bell (Marquarie), Harriet Kirkley (UBC) and featuring
science fiction writer Samuel R. Delany in a session on the
"Rhetoric of Aids."   Registration from 6:30 p.m, room 191,
Chancellor Building, Vancouver School of Theology.    For
information call Lorraine Weir, 228-2365 or 228-5157.   Chapel
of the Epiphany, Vancouver School of Theology.   8:00 p.m.
Summer Film '88
Bright Lights, Big City.   For information call 228-3697,   SUB
Theatre, Student Union Building.   7:30 and 9:45 p.m.
Summer Film '88
Bright Lights, Big City.   For information call 228-3697.   SUB
Theatre, Student Union Building.   7:30 and 9:45 p.m.
ISISSS '88 Lecture
Cultures in Conflict:   The Problem of Discourse.   A conference
in association with ISISSS '88.   Opening lecture by Simon
Lucas (Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council) and James Clifford
(University of California).   Preregistration is advised.   For
information call Lorraine Weir at 228-2365 or 228-5157.   Chapel
of the Epiphany, Chancellor Building, Vancouver School of
Theology.   7:30 p.m.
ISISSS 88 Lecture
' Language Power and Ethnographic Authority, The Dunne-za-
Cree Case:   Hunter-Gatherer Discourse and the Law, and
Cultural Survival.    Dennis Tedlock (SUNY), Tamsin Donaldson
(Canberra), Marie Wilson and Violet Smith (Gitskan-
Wet'Suwet'en Tribal Council), Inez Talamantez (University of
California), Thomas Buckley (Mass.) and lawyers Leslie Pinder
and Arthur Pape.   Preregistration is advised.   For information
call Lorraine Weir at 228-2365 or 228-5157.   9:00 a.m. - 6:00
ISISSS '88 Lecture
Readings and Translations.   Preregistration is advised.   For
information call Lorraine Weir at 228-2365 or 228-5157.   8:00
ISISSS '88 Lecture
Talking About Totem Poles.   Robert Davidson, Marjorie Halpin
and Tony Hurt; Nuu-Chah-Nulth narrative by Ron Hamilton.
Concluding discussion to follow.   For information call Lorraine
Weir at 228-2365 or 228-5157.   Museum of Anthropology.   1:00
- 5:30 p.m.
ISISSS '88 Barbeque
Salmon Barbeque in association with ISISSS '88.   For
information call Lorraine Weir at 228-2365 or 228-5157.
Museum of Anthropology.   6:00 p.m.
Biosafety Lecture
Short course in the Principles of Biosafety in the Laboratory.
Sponsored by the UBC Biosafety Committee and tire
Department of Occupational Health and Safety.   Please preregister by calling Terry Gomez at 228-7052 or Noni Brown at
228-2029.   Practical sessions to be announced.   Lecture Hall 4,
IRC.  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Biosafety Lecture
Short course in the Principles of Biosafety in the Laboratory.
Sponsored by the UBC Biosafety Committee and the
Department of Occupational Health and Safety.   Please preregister by calling Terry Gomez at 228-7052 or Noni Brown at
228-2029.   Practical sessions to be announced.   Lecture Hall 4,
IRC.  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Guided Campus Tours
Bring your friends, visitors, community, school or civic group to
UBC for a walking tour of the campus. Drop-ins welcome every
Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; 3 p.m. weekdays
and weekend times available by reservation only. Groups will
have the opportunity to see and learn about everything from the
unique Sedgewick underground library to the Rose Garden and
more. Tours commence at SUB and last approximately 2 hours
in the morning and 1 1/2 hours in the afternoon. To book, call
the Community Relations Office at 228-3131.
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
Be sure to visit the Neville Scarfe Children's Garden located
west of the Education Building.   There is no charge to use the
garden and it is open all year long.   Families interested in
planting, weeding and watering in the garden should contact
Jo-Anne Naslund at 434-1081 or 228-3767.
Special Issue on Africa and the French
Contemporary French Civilization is pleased to announce the
preparation for 1989 of a major special issue exclusively
devoted to Francophone Africa (North Africa and Black Africa)
and the Caribbean.   Articles in English or in French, 15-20
typed pages long, must be submitted by March 1, 1989, on any
contemporary culture-civilization topic involving a country or a
region of Africa, Madagascar or trie Caribbean (including Haiti).
For other Francophone countries, please check with the guest-
editor beforehand.   Contributions should be of high quality in
socio-cuttural, socio-political, artistic fields, etc., showing an
original approach to some aspect of the cultural complex of
African, Malagasy or Caribbean society of the past 20-25 years.
For information call Dr. Claude Bouygues, African Literatures,
French Department at 228-2879.
Job Link
Sponsored by the Alma Mater Society.   Student run service
linking UBC students with employers.   We offer a prescreening
and referral service.   Our goal is to match employers with
qualified students quickly and efficiently.    Research positions
welcome.   For information call 228-JOBS.   Room 100B, SUB.
Golf Lessons
Get into the swing of things this spring with Golf Lessons.
Community Sport Services is once again offering Golf Lessons
at the basic or intermediate level-.   Tuition waivers not
acceptable.   For information call 228-3688.
Copying in the Libraries?
Save time and money with a UBC Library copy card.  $5 cards
sold in most libraries; $10, $20 or higher cards in Copy Service,
Main or Woodward.    Cash/Cheque/Departmental Requisition.  >
For information call 228-2854.
Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education & Recreation, through the John M.
Buchanan Fitness and Research Centre, is administering a
physical fitness assessment program to students, faculty , staff
and the general public.   Approx. 1 hour.   $25, students $20.
For information call 228-4356.
Language Exchange Program
Exchanging Languages on a One-to-One Basis.   For
information call 228-5021.   International House.   Office Hours
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Walter Gage Toastmasters
Public speaking and leadership meeting, Wednesdays, 7:30-
9:30 p.m.   Guests are welcome to attend, ask questions, and
participate.   For information call Geoff Lowe at 261-7065.
Room 215, SUB.
M.Y. Williams Geological Museum
Open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m..   The Collectors
Shop is open Wednesdays 1:30-4:30 p.m. or by appointment.
For information call 228-5586.
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Open Daily 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. May - August.   Admission $1.
Free on Wednesdays.
Botanical Garden
Open Daily 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. May - August.   Admission $2.
Free on Wednesdays.
Reading, Writing and Study Skills Centre
Increase your reading speed and comprehension, improve your
writing, develop better study skills, prepare for the English
Composition Test.   The Centre offers 10 non-credit courses,
including Writing Improvement, Reading for Speed and y
Comprehension, Study Skills and English Composition Test
workshops.   Leam techniques to help you speak and lead
under pressure—a second section of Thinking and
Communicating on Your Feet is available the August 5-6
weekend.   For registration information call the Reading, Writing
and Study Skills Centre, Centre for Continuing Education, 222-
UBC Access—Guided Independent Study
To obtain a copy of our new 1988/89 UBC calendar of UBC
credit courses by distance education, call 228-6565 or drop by
our office, Room 324, Library Processing Building.
Chinese Silk Painting Exhibition
Sponsored by Institute ot Asian Research.   Carolne Ching-Hua
Shen.   Free admission.   For information call 228-2746.
Auditorium, Asian Centre.   11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Stage Campus '88
Pericles by William Shakespeare.   Til August 6.   Sponsored by
the Theatre Department.   Directed by Eric Epstein.   For
reservations call 228-2678.   $5.   Frederic Wood Theatre.  8:00 "
Department of Psychology
Individuals 18 and older are needed for a research project on
changes in memory across the adult lite span.   For information
call Jo Ann Miller at 228-6395.
Traffic and Security
The Traffic and Security Department announce an increase in   *
visitor parking rates effective August 2.   Rates for surface lots
and parkades will be 75 cents an hour, or portion thereof, to a
maximum of $5 a day.   After 5:00 p.m., the evening flat rate will
be $2.   Meter rates will be 75 cents an hour; 20 cents for 25
minutes.   The new parkade in the SUB area is progressing on
schedule and is expected to be opened in mid-December.
Program in Comparative Literature—ISISSS
August 2 - 26.   The Tenth International Summer Institute for
Semiotic and Structural Studies, featuring twelve courses
(available on a graduate credit or non-credit basis) by such
distinguished scholars as Thomas A. Sebeok (Indiana), Dan
Sperber (Paris), Gayatri Spivak (Pittsburgh), John O'Neill
(York), James Clifford (Santa Cruz), Nabaneeta Dev Sen
(Calcutta), Patrizia Violi (Bologna), Pierre Maranda (Laval), and
others.   Evening workshops and lecutres as well as three
weekend conferences feature such well-known speakers as
Arthur Erickson, Karl Pribram, Gregory J. Ulmer, Samual R.
Delany, Robert Davidson, Marjorie Halpin, Juhn Wada, and
others.  For a copy of the ISISSS brochure and weekend
conference programs, please contact the Program in
Comparative Literature, Buchanan E162, 228-5157.   The
ISISSS Registration Desk will be open in Room 191,
Chancellor Building, Vancouver School of Theology, 6090
Chancellor   Boulevard.
Field Study Trip at Telegraph Cove—Killer
Whales and Indian Villages
Exploring Johnstone Strait FS3142-388.    Dr. Mike Bigg, marine
mammatogist, Pacific Biological Station; Peter Macnair,
anthropologist. Royal B.C. Museum.    Fee $575, includes
shared accommodation, etc.   For information call 222-5207.
Thursday, August 11 - Monday, August 15.
Laboratory Chemical Safety Course
The UBC Occupational Health and Safety Office is offering a
course for faculty and staff covering chemical storage, handling
and disposal, laboratory inspections, emergency response and
spill clean up.   The course is intended for people who handle
chemicals in a laboratory, especially lab technicians, stores
keeps and safety committee representatives.    Information and
course registration is available from the Occupational Health
and Safety Office, 228-2029.   Monday and Tuesday, August 22
and 23.
Safety Program Seminar
The Occupational Health and Safety Office is holding a free, 1 -
1/2 day seminar for faculty and staff on occupational health and
safety.   Topics include Effective Safety Committees, Safety
Inspection Techniques, Accident Investigations and Safety
Training and Instruction.   Will be of interest to managers,
supervisors and safety committee members.   For information
call 228-2643.   Wednesday and Thursday, August 24 and 25.


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