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 XlBC Archives Serial
Volume 45, Number 3
February 4,1999
Find UBC Reports on the Web at www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca
Susan Stern photo
Sink Or Swim?
First-year students (1-r) Kristina Zelenika, Nutrition, Fraser Walters,
Music, and graduate students Junjiro Negisho, Forest Science, and Miko
Nakamura, Educational Studies, practice their water sports skills in
preparation for Rain Fest on Feb. 5 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Aquatic
Centre pool. Rain Fest is Intramural's main event during UBC's February
Rain Festival. Students will compete in inner tube water polo, kayak/
inflatable polo, water volleyball, boat jousting and the cardboard cup.
MOA guard builds
better, folding cup
by Hilary Thomson
Staff writer
It's a dog dish. It's a
boat bailer. It's a drinking cup.
What is this versatile invention? It's the
UBCup. brainchild of
Wayne Kieler. a UBC
Campus Security officer.
After four years of
research and development, Kieler now has
a Canadian and
American patent for
his folding plastic cup.
It all started after
Kieler witnessed a
young man in a wheelchair using his hands to get water from
a standard drinking fountain. Soon
after he saw some children lying precariously on a log bridge to scoop creek
water with their hands.
'Those incidents just stuck in my
mind," says Kieler. "It didn't seem right
that there wasn't a safe, easy way to get
Kieler says he just started " horsing
around with a piece of paper" and after
what he describes as 10,000 mistakes
developed the cup.
Shaped like an inverted pyramid, the
cup is different from
others on the market,
says Kieler. because
it weighs less, is
cheaper to produce
and has an elasticized
band that attaches to
the wrist so the cup
can't be dropped. The
final product will be
made of clear plastic
that allows the drinker
to check the water
quality before gulping
down a drink.
Kieler, who works
in the Museum of Anthropology, showed
the prototype to MOA director Ruth
Phillips. She suggested it could be
modified into a dog dish to get water
from drinking fountains in public parks.
An outdoorsman himself, Kieler says
the cup is perfect for hikers, fishers
and joggers because it is light and
See CUP Page 2
Popular series promises
pianist, CBC newshound
This year's Vancouver Institute spring
lecture series at UBC features one of
UBC's most
and productive research collaborations.
Drs. Patrick
and Edith
one ofCanada's most
Music Prof.
Jane Coop
and a former CBC
news anchor, Knowlton Nash, who is concerned
about media's preoccupation with sensationalism.
The free series continues to March 27.
Unless otherwise noted lectures take
place at 8:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2 ofthe
Woodward   Instructional   Resources
The lecture schedule is:
Feb.   6:   Justice   Rosalie   Abella.
"Human    Rights    and    Women:    A
Generational Snapshot."
Feb. 20: Dr. Patrick McGeer and Dr.
for Preventing Alzheimer's Disease."
Feb. 27:
"Trivial Pursuit."
March 6:
Dr. Clyde
"Why are
Some Societies Healthier than Others."
March 13: John MacDonald, "Monitoring the World's Oceans from Space."
Physicist among four
to take top fellowship
UBC physicist Douglas Bonn has been
awarded a $ 180,000 1999 NSERC Steacie
Fellowship for earning international recognition in his field. Also among the four
Canadians who will receive the award is
Norman Beaulieu, a UBC graduate and
professor of Mathematics and Statistics
at Queen's University.
The announcement of the winners of
the fellowships, considered to be one of
the most important research prizes in
Canada, was made in Ottawa today.
Among the four winners of 1999 Doctoral Prizes is Troy Day, an NSERC postdoctoral fellow in Zoology at UBC.
Bonn, an associate professor in the
Superconductivity Program ofthe Canadian Institute for Advanced Research,
has had a major impact internationally
on understanding high temperature superconductivity. It is one of one of the
most competitive quests in science in the
past decade, an endeavour considered
crucial to the development of future ap
plications of these exotic metals and crystals.
"I am an all-Canadian product who
grew up in Ontario and did my postdoctoral work at UBC." said Bonn. "So it
is possible to get a great education to the
point of doing international scale research
without necessarily trekking south ofthe
His success in studying how electrons
respond to microwave and infrared radiation has earned him recognition as one of
the world's top superconductor
In 1993, with colleague Walter Hardy,
Bonn was the first to report accurate
measurement of the depth that microwaves penetrate a superconducting crystal, a discovery that completely altered
the then prevalent view on the nature of
high temperature superconductivity. In
1997. the Canadian Association of Physi-
Georgia On Their Mind
Researchers work to make southwestern B.C. a good place lo be in 2040
Art To Heart 8_
The Belkin Gallery takes Shadbolt and Carr to the Downtown Eastside
"reduce conflicts
in forest planning"
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
Forest Economics Policy Analysis Research Unit
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Continued from Page 1
March 20: Jane Coop, "Chopin and his Milieu: Antecedents
and Consequences." This is a
special lecture and recital in the
Chan Centre. Tickets, which are
required, are now available at
the Bookstore, Magic Flute and
the Chan Centre Box Office.
March 27: Ann Kaplan,
"Multicultural Women's Films:
Resisting Current Stereotypes."
Recent books written by series speakers will be available at
the door or at the UBC Bookstore.
This season marks the institute's 83rd year. For more information visit http://psg.com/
Continued from Page 1
cists  awarded  him  with  the
Herzberg Medal for outstanding
achievement by a physicist under 40 years of age.
Beaulieu, who earned a PhD
in UBC's Dept. of Electrical Engineering in 1986, is a world
authority in wireless communication theory. He has discovered ingenious mathematical
approaches to predict in advance
how well new wireless and digital communications systems
will perform, which is of keen
interest to those who design cell
phone networks.
He was appointed to a full
professorship at Queen's less
than seven years after earning a
PhD in electrical engineering at
UBC. In January he was elected
a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers,
the largest professional organization in the world.
Day, who earned his $5,000
prize and silver medal at
Queen's, is using mathematical
models to gain new perspectives
on important issues in evolutionary biology at UBC.
This year marks the 35th year
that the awards have been made,
with the honors now topping
100 and including many of the
country's most distinguished researchers.
Continued from Page 1
Larger, sturdier versions of
the cup can serve as kayak or
boat bailers and dry pet food
It will be marketed with a
holster so it can be stored and
re-used. A disposable version
for car trips, picnics or other
outings is also planned.
The UBCup is Kieler's first
'This has overwhelmed me,"
says Kieler of his success. "The
day the patent was issued. I was
just walking around in a fog."
Kieler is looking for a Canadian manufacturer for the item
and expects it will cost less than
$1 to produce.
A retired RCMP officer. Kieler
hopes the profits from the
UBCup will augment his pension when he retires from UBC
after 14 years of service next
Kieler plans to donate a portion ofthe profits to the MOA. A
big fan of the museum, he says
working there has been "a breath
of fresh air" for him and credits
the faculty and staff with giving
him a lot of support as he developed the UBCup.
In conjunction with moving into our new facilities in the University
Centre (the former Faculty Club), the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies plans a colloquium series to be held on Monday
afternoons.We propose a partnership with other academic units to
share the cost of bringing in outstanding external visitors.
Every Monday we will sponsor a talk to be held in the Institute's
third floor conference area at the University Centre. Faculties, departments and other academic units are invited to nominate speakers at least six weeks prior to the scheduled Monday talk.The Institute will select one each week to host. A decision as to which talk
will be cohosted will be made five weeks prior to the planned date.
The nominating unit is expected to make all the arrangements for
the visit and to pay for transportation and related costs.The Wall
Institute will provide accommodation for up to three nights in the
Institute's residential annex. In addition, we will sponsor a lunch
immediately preceding the talk.The Institute will pay for up to 12
guests (10 to be selected by the nominating unit and two by the
Institute) at the lunch.
Units are welcome to send in a list of proposed speakers over the
course of a term rather than having to make individual applications.
The application should include a brief description of the topic of
the talk and a short bio ofthe presenter.The nominated talk should
fit with our mandate — that is, it should involve basic research and
be relevant across disciplinary boundaries. For more information
about the Institute and this program, check our website (http://
www.pwias.ubc.ca) or contact the Institute by e-mail
(info@pwias.ubc.ca) or by phone (822-4782).
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1999-2000 and Subsequent Years
Nominations are invited for the position of Cecil
H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor in Residence.
Nominees must be exceptional researchers from
outside UBC whose work has the potential for
significant impact in more than one discipline.The
appointee will live at Green College for three
months and conduct a seminar under the auspices
of the Individual Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate
Program.The first appointment will be made in 1999.
For detailed terms and procedures,contact Rosanne
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Library student Patricia Yu (left) learns what it's like to be a disabled library
patron as she is guided around the Koerner stacks by Woodward Library
student assistant Katherine Taylor. The exercise is part of a workshop
sponsored by the Library and the Disability Resource Centre to raise
awareness and improve services for disabled persons. The centre provides
customized workshops across campus.
Students learn lessons
in disability awareness
by Hilary Thomson
Staff writer
Getting a book out of the library is a
routine activity for most UBC students
and faculty.
But for persons with disabilities, navigating computer catalogues, stairs and
stacks can be a daunting challenge —
especially when staff members are unsure how to help.
That's why the Disability Resource
Centre (DRC) and the Library recently
sponsored a series of disability awareness and information workshops.
The workshops focus on communication and service strategies to assist library users who have a disability. Designed for students who work in the
library or are studying to be librarians,
the workshops have been attended by
nearly 120 students.
'The student assistants who work in
the library want to do the best job in
assisting persons with disabilities but
they weren't familiar with all the services
we offer," says librarian Sheryl Adam, co-
organizer of the workshops.
Three teams of two students, trained as
workshop facilitators by the DRC, lead the
two-hour sessions. Four ofthe facilitators
have a disability themselves", three have
worked in the library. The sessions are
funded by a grant from the Teaching and
Learning Enhancement Fund.
"Students appreciate a peer facilitating the workshop. They feel comfortable
asking us questions about disabilities
and appreciate our openness," says Lara
Brown, one ofthe workshop facilitators.
Participants learn first-hand about
difficulties through simulation activities.
These include getting a book from a high
shelf while using a wheelchair or crutches,
using the on-line catalogue with tempo
rarily immobilized fingers and guided
walking through the library wearing sunglasses covered with white plastic.
Communication awareness is a key
part of the workshop. Facilitators encourage participants to speak directly to
the blind or hard of hearing library user
instead of addressing their companion.
Using words that are a normal part of
conversation such as see, walk and hear
is important to avoid condescending or
awkward communication.
"It was great to be taught by peers who
have a disability, learn about their experiences and gain valuable tips on communicating," says Bethan Davies, a student in
the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. "I now feel more confident
to ask people how I can help them."
Facilitators discuss service strategies
related to various disabilities and a video
is used to illustrate some typical enquiries. Emergency evacuation procedures
are also reviewed.
A guide to the UBC Library for students, faculty and staff with disabilities is
available on the Web at www.
library, ubc.ca/home/access/
The DRC offers customized workshops
across campus and provides disability
awareness and information workshops
through UBC's MOST Program.
Established in 1990, the DRC helps
the university community to provide a
welcoming and accessible learning and
working environment.
Services include disability-related advising, arranging for specialized equipment, interpreting, captioning and consultation to faculty and staff on disability
resource issues. The centre currently assists about 300 students, faculty and staff.
For more information about workshops
contact DRC adviser Ruth Warick at (604)
Think tank's challenge:
improve area by 2040
John Robinson
Is it possible for us to enhance human
well-being while protecting ecological
health in southwestern British Columbia
by 2040? A group of researchers at UBC.
Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria think so.
The Sustainable Development Research Institute (SDRI), a UBC think-
tank, has recently been awarded $2.5
million in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
(SSHRC) for a five-year research program
to address this challenge.
The Georgia Basin Futures Project
will focus on the re- ^^^^^^^■^■",
gion encompassing
the Lower Mainland
and southeastern
Vancouver Island
including Victoria.
The project, led
by SDRI's director
John Robinson, involves  almost  two 	
dozen researchers
from a wide variety
of disciplines including planning, public
policy, economics, sociology, health care,
resource and environmental management, zoology and global environmental
According to Robinson the basis ofthe
study is a framework developed by SDRI
that considers the world as made up of
three prime systems — the biosphere,
human society and the economy. Each
system has its critical goal, he says.
'The ecological goal is to remain within
the earth's carrying capacity, the social
goal is to create and maintain societies
that satisfy individual and community
aspirations, and the economic goal is to
ensure adequate material standards of
living," says Robinson. "All three goals
are linked and must be satisfied simultaneously if we are to achieve sustainability."
Researchers believe that the three goals
can be reconciled and will determine how
this can be done over the next 40 years.
They hope that a balance can be
achieved using two strategies.
The first is dematerialization — maintaining or increasing goods or services
while reducing their materia] and energy
content. The second, resocialization, would
increase human well-being per dollar of
economic activity.
Robinson says the project will begin by
generating hundreds of scenarios for a
sustainable Georgia Basin in 2040. The
scenarios will combine the expert knowl-
The ecological goal is
to remain within the
earth's carrying
edge ofthe research team and the values
and preferences of the interested public.
To conduct these analyses, the research team will use a new version of
QUEST, a user-friendly computer modelling system previously developed for the
Lower Fraser Basin by SDRI and Envision Sustainability Tools, Inc.
The Georgia Basin version will use
information provided by the researchers
on how ecological, social and economic
systems interact. Citizens will then make
decisions about populations, transportation, land use, social health and a
mimlll'mim'lll,mmmm wide range of other
The public consultation process
will also involve a
wide range of government planners,
community leaders
and decision-mak-
  ers and non-government organizations.
Through a series
of workshops, focus groups, interactive
Web tools and school programs, individuals will be able to see the consequences and trade-offs associated with
their choices. They will be able to determine their desirability in light of their
technical, ecological, social, economic and
policy implications.
Partners to date include Environment
Canada, BC Hydro, the David Suzuki
Foundation, Envision Sustainability Tools
Inc.. the Fraser Basin Council and the
Greater Vancouver Regional District.
Other partners are the B.C. Ministry of
Municipal Affairs, the B.C. Ministry of
Environment. Lands and Parks, the National Research Council, the Open Learning Agency. Science World, Tellus Inc.
and The Vancouver Sun.
The project will also collaborate with
similar case studies of rapidly urbanizing
regions. These include the American side
of the Georgia Basin, Mexico. China. India, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, says Caroline Van Bers, SDRI's
research manager.
The results of the project will be a
series of detailed scenarios for a sustainable Georgia Basin in 2040 and a clearer
idea of the policies needed to get us
there," says Robinson.
"The project will also foster new forms
of public involvement enabling citizens to
understand and ultimately control their
UBC leads way in
Lower Mainland
UBC is the top Lower Mainland organization in the United Way category of
Leaders of the Way with 82 donors who
contributed $ 1,000 or more, up from 67
last year.
At $293,390 total campaign contributions increased from
last year's campaign but
fell just shy ofthe goal of
This year's campaign
chair Eilis Courtney
praised UBC's United
Way volunteers for their
efforts and enthusiasm.
"Faculty, staff, emeriti
and students worked together to raise funds and
awareness for the UBC
United Way campaign this year and it
was a great success," says Courtney.
UBC was also among the top organizations in the Discoverer category —
those with donors who contribute $500
or more.
Plant Operations' Moe Gallant was
the winner of the  campaign's grand
raffle prize — a trip for
two  to any Canadian
Airlines destination.
Tere Rostworowski,
from the School of Nursing, won the top donor
prize of a weekend getaway at Sun Peaks Resort.
Anyone   who   still
wants to contribute to
the  campaign  please
contact Eilis Courtney
at 822-6192 or call the United Way line
at 822-8929. 4 UBC Reports ■ February 4, 1999
February 7 through February 20
Monday, Feb. 8
Earth And Ocean Sciences/
Geology Seminar
Groundwater Recharge In Arid
Regions: Questions About Today
And The Past. Scott Tyler, Desert
Research Institute. GeoSciences
330-A at 3pm. Call 822-3278.
Mechanical Engineering
Using Engineering Skills After
Graduation To Earn A Substantial Salary In Technical Sales.
Brent Lyon, Hayward Gordon
Pumps and Mixers. CEME 1204
from 3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-3770.
Biochemistry And Molecular
Biology Seminar
High-Throughput Structural Biology: The Method For Determining Structures Of All Proteins By
2005. Aled Edwards, Banting and
Best Dept. of Medical Research.
IRC #4 at 3:45pm. Refreshments
at 3:30pm. Call .822-3341.
Astronomy Seminar
Chicxulub Crater: Homing In On
TheKTBullseye. Martin Connors,
Athabasca U. Hennings 318 at
4pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm.
Call 822-2267.
Member Speaker Series
Disney's Cinderella: The Wilting
Of A Heroine. Michelle Mulder,
Comparative Literature. Green
College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Thematic Lecture Series
Intelligent Machines: Benefiting
From Synergy Amongst Modelling Sensing And Learning. Patri
Venuvinod, U of Hong Kong.
Green College at 7:30pm. Call
Continuing Studies Writing
From CharacterTo Conflict: Writing For Children. Norah Charles,
author. Carr Hall 115 from 7:30
9:30pm.  $125. To register call
St. John's College Resident
Speaker Series
The Royal Commission On Espionage. St. John's College
Fairmont Lounge at 8pm. Call
Tuesday, Feb. 9
UBC Botanical Garden
Lecture Series
Shade Gardening. Judy Newton.
Botanical Garden reception centre from 12noon-lpm. $5 at the
door. To register call 822-3928.
Continuing Studies Public
International Scene. Various
speakers. Vancouver Public Library (downtown) Peter Kaye
Room from 12noon-1:30pm. $65:
$55 seniors. To register call 822-
Asian Studies Speaker
The Asian Economic Crisis. Diane
Mauzy. Political Science. Asian
Centre 604 from 12:30-l:20pm.
Web site: http://www.assa.ca or
call 822-3881.
Centre For Chinese
Research Seminar
The Chinese Technocratic Leadership, Urban Planning And Reconstruction: The Case Of Shanghai. Chen Shi. CKChoi 129 from
12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.
Botany Seminar
Summer Food-Plant Selection By
Snowshoe Hares. Pippa Secombe
Hett. BioSciences 2000 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Microbiology And
Immunology Seminar
Molecular Genetic Characterization OfThe Diterpenoid Catabolic
Pathway In Pseudomonas
Abietaniphila BKME-9. Vince Martin. Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
The Vikings In The North Atlantic:
From Shetland To Newfoundland.
James Graham-Campbell.
Lasserre 102 from 12:30-l:30pm.
Call 822-6403.
Lectures In Modern
Co-ordination And Activation Of
Sigma Bonds. Prof. Michael D.
Heinekey, U ofWashington. Chemistry B-250 (south wing) at lpm.
Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call
Continuing Studies Writing
Life Into Fiction. Lillian Boraks
Nemetz, author. Carr Hall 115 from
1 -3pm. $ 150. To register call 822-
Peter Wall Institute
Complexity Seminar
Estimating Signals From
Thresholded Data. Lawrence Ward.
Psychology. Hennings 318 at
3:30pm. Call 822-3620.
Green College Speaker Series
History Without Borders: Neil Jordan's Michael Collins. Brian
Mcllroy. Film Program. Green College at 5pm. Reception following
talk. Call 822-1878.
Museum Of Anthropology
Film Series
Remembering Chief Dan George
Part I and 2: Today is a Good Day:
Moccasin Telegraph. MOA Theatre Gallery at 7pm. Web site: http: /
/www.moa.ubc.ca77 or call 822-
Medieval And Renaissance
HistoryAndTheNation: Richard II
And Henry IV. Derek Cohen. York
U. Green College at 7:30pm. Call
Wednesday, Feb. 10
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Recent Advances In The Understanding Of Whiplash Injury
Mechanism. Dr. ManoharPanjabi.
Yale U. VGH. Eye Care Centre
Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.
Distance Education
Resource-Efficient Building. Construction. Demolition And Design.
Various speakers. NRC Innovation Centre conference room from
8:30am-5pm. Continues to Feb.
12. $440: $220 students: $150/
day includes materials, lunch, refreshments, field trip, certificate.
To register call 822-3347.
AMS Valentine's Gift Fair
SUB main concourse from 9am-
5pm. Continues to Feb. 12. Call
Brown Bag Luncheon Talk
Politicians And The Media — The
Scum And Scrum Of The Earth?
Michael Harcourt. SingTao School
of Journalism 104 from 11:30-
2pm. Call 822-6688.
Wednesday Noon Hours
Vancouver Chinese Music Ensem
ble. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm.
Admission $3 at  the door.  Call
Asian Studies Speaker Series
The Problems and Potential of
Telework For Asian Workers: What
Can Be Learned From The Canadian Experience? Penny Gurstein.
Community and Regional Planning. Asian Centre 604 from 12:30-
1:20pm. Web site: http://
www.assa.ca or call 822-3881.
Roman Art Lecture
The Roman Nude. Christopher
Hallett. Art History, U of Washington. Lasserre 104 at 12:30pm. Call
Women's Studies And Gender
Bill C-31 Research Update. Fay
Blaney, Aboriginal Women's Action Network. Women's Studies
Centre lounge from 12:30-1:20pm.
Call 822-9171.
Centre For Southeast Asia
Fiction, Journalism And History
To The Recent Course Of Events In
Indonesia. SenoGumiraAjidarma,
Indonesian author. CK Choi 129
from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.
Faculty Financial Planning
Lecture Series
Investing #101 - An Investment
Primer. Peter O'Sullivan, Phillips,
Hager and North. Angus 110 from
12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-1433.
UBC Teaching Community
Preparing A Teaching Dossier For
A Job Application. David Lam basement seminar room from 1-
3:30pm. To register call 822-9149.
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Research Seminar
Angiogenesis In Disease. Penny
Costello. Kinetek Pharmaceutical
Inc. B.C.'s Women's Hospital 2N35
at 2pm. Call 875-3108.
Geography Colloquium
Post-Industrial Silviculture. Alex
Clapp, SFU. Geography 201 at
3:30pm. Call Trevor Barnes 822-
Ecology, Evolution And
Biodiversity Seminar
Death By Teeth Or Talons: The
Stress Of High Predation Risk On
Snowshoe Hares In Canada's
Boreal Forest. Prof. Rudy Boonstra.
U of Toronto. FNSC 60 at 4:30pm.
Call 822-2069.
UBC Teaching Community
An Introduction To Problem-Based
Learning. David Lam basement
seminar room from 4:30-6:30pm.
To register call 822-9149.
Canadian Studies
The Reception Of First Nations
Cultural Forms In B.C. Charlotte
Townsend-Gault. Green College at
5pm. Call 822-1878.
St. John's College Speaker
Religious Nationalism In Asia And
The Middle East. Prof. Harjot
Oberoi. St. John's College 1080 at
5:15pm. Call 822-8788.
History And Memory Lecture
Selective Memory And The History
OfThe Klondike: The Case Of Kate
Cormack. Sherrill Grace. English.
Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-
Archeological Institute
Sculpture From The Odeon At
Ancient Aphrodisias (Turkey). Prof.
Christopher Hallett. Art History. U
of Washington. Vancouver Museum at 8pm. Call 822-2889.
Thursday, Feb. 11
UBC Teaching Community
Unleashing The Digital Library
(Humanities And Social Sciences
Across Faculties). David Lam base
ment Windows Lab from 9am-
12noon. To register call 822-9149.
UBC Teaching Community
Unleashing The Digital Library
(Life, Physical And Applied Sciences). Koerner Library Sedgewick
Teaching Lab 217 from 9am-
12noon. To register call 822-9149.
UBC Botanical Garden
Lecture Series
Shade Gardening. TBA. Vancouver Public Library from 12noon-
lpm. $5 at the door. To register
call 822-3928.
Music Concert
UBC Jazz Ensemble. Fred Stride,
director. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. Call 822-5574.
Asian Research/International
Relations Seminar
John Nelson (1873-1936) And The
Origins Of Canada's Early Asia
Pacific Diplomacy. Assoc. Prof.
Lawrence T. Woods, UNBC. CK
Choi 129 from 12:30-2pm. Call
Earth And Ocean Sciences
Mars And The Search. Michael
Carr, U.S. Geological Survey,
Menlo Park. GeoSciences 330-A at
12:30pm. Call 822-3278.
Genetics Graduate Program
Structure-Function Studies Of
Human Transferin. Ross
MacGillivray. Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology. Wesbrook 201
at 3:30pm. Refreshments at
3:15pm. Call 822-8764.
Physics And Astronomy
Understanding Or Memorization:
Are We Teaching The Right Thing?
Eric Mazur, Harvard U. Hennings
201 at 4pm. Refreshments
Hennings 325at 3:45pm. Call 822-
2137; 822-3631.
Critical Issues In Global
Cascadian Contentions:
Transnational Geographies Of
Development And Its Discontents.
Matt Sparke, Geography, U of
Washington. Green College at 8pm.
Call 822-1878.
Health Care And
Epidemiology Rounds
What's New In Immunization. Dr.
Simon Dobson. Infectious Diseases. B.C.'s Children's Hosp.
Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid
parking available in Lot B. Call
Friday, Feb. 12
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Life In The Womb: The Origin Of
Health  And   Disease.   Dr.   Peter
Nathanielsz, director. Lab for
Pregnancy And Newborn Research, Cornell U.GFStrongAud.
at 9am. Refreshments at 8:30am.
Call 875-2307.
Fish 500 Seminar
Can Captive Studies Benefit Wild
Stellar Sea Lions? Dave Rosen,
Marine Mammal Research Unit.
Hut B-8 Ralf Yorque Room at
11:30am. Refreshments at 1 lam.
Call 822-4329.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar Series
1996 National Survey On Sun
Exposure And Protective Behaviours: Outdoor Workers. Jean
Shovellor, Centre for Community Child Health Research. UBC
Hosp., Koerner G-279 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9302.
Electrical And Computer
Paper Machine Diagnostics Using Wavelets. Mike Davies.
MacLeod 214 at 12:30pm. Call
Music Concert
UBC Contemporary Players.
Stephen Chatman; Eric Wilson,
directors. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. Call 822-5574.
Adidas Noon Run
Run for Your (Love) Life Run.
SUB North Plaza from 12:40pm-
1:15pm. Web site: http://
intramurals.ubc.ca or call 822-
Equality, Security And
Community Colloquium
Wages, Skills And Technology In
The United States And Canada.
Craig Riddell, Economics. Green
College at 3:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Bio-Resource Engineering
Weekly Seminar Series
Biological Treatment Of Mining
Effluent. Sharon Meyer; Veron
Betts, Homestake Canada, Inc.
ChemEng 206 at 3:30. Refreshments at 3:15pm. Call 822-3475.
Centre For Korean
In Earnest: Jeong-Sung-Eul-Da-
Ha-Yuh. K. Connie Kang, editorial writer, TheLosAngelesTimes.
Asian Centre Aud. from 3:30-
5pm. Call 822-2629.
Physical Chemistry
Simple Solvable Model For Inelastic Collisions. Prof. Robert
Snider. Chemistry D-225 (centre
block) at 4pm. Call 822-3266.
Vancouver School Of
Theology Course
Computer Course Level II: How
The Church Is Becoming Present
On The Internet. Rev. Gordon
Laird. Chalmers Institute from
The UBC Reports Calendar lists university-related or
university-sponsored events on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland.
Calendar items must be submitted on forms available
from the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310-6251 Cecil Green
Park Road, Vancouver B.C., V6T1Z1. Phone: UBC-INFO
(822-4636). Fax: 822-2684. An electronic form is available at http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca. Please limit to
35 words. Submissions for the Calendar's Notices section
may be limited due to space.
Deadline for the Feb. 18 issue of UBC Reports —
which covers the period Feb. 21 to March 6 — is noon,
Feb. 9. Calendar
UBC Reports ■ February 4, 1999 5
February 7 through February 20
7-9pm. Continues to Feb. 13
9am-3pm. $50: $25 seniors. To
register call 822-9815.
Thunderbird Women's
Vs. University of Regina. War
Memorial Gym at 7pm. Continues to Feb. 13. $7 adults; $4
youth/seniors; $3 UBC students;
children under 12 free. Web site:
http://www.athletics.ubc.ca or
call 822-2473 (UBC-BIRD).
Thunderbird Men's Ice
Vs. University of Alberta.
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre at 7:30pm. Continues to Feb.
13. $7 adults; $4youth/seniors;
$3 UBC students; children under 12 free. Web site: http://
www.athletics.ubc.ca or call 822-
2473 (UBC-BIRD).
Chan Centre Musical
The Wiz. Musical Theatre Society of UBC. Chan Centre Chan
Shun Concert Hall at 8pm. Continues to Feb. 13 at 2pm; 8pm;
Feb. 14at2pm.CallTlcketmaster
280-3311 or for info 822-2697.
Saturday, Feb. 13
Graduate Students Seminar
Principles And Practices Of Authentic Assessment. FNSC 40
from 9:30am-12:30pm. To register call 822-6827.
Graduate Students Seminar
Reflecting On And Improving My
Teaching. FNSC 50 from 9:30am-
12:30pm. To register call 822-
Graduate Students Seminar
Evaluating Participation And
Group Work. FNSC 40 from 1:30-
4:30pm. To register call 822-
Graduate Students Seminar
Formative Feedback On Teaching. FNSC 50 from 1:30-4:30pm.
To register call 822-6827.
Monday, Feb. 15
Vancouver School Of
Theology Workshop
Centering Prayer Intensive. Rev.
Cynthia Bourgeault. $190; $95
seniors; $180 group. Chalmers
Institute from 10am-4pm. Con-  j
tinues to Feb. 19. To register call  j
Engineering/ Architecture
Distance Education
Managing Intellectual Property
ForThe Millennium, Basic Man- |
agement Of Intellectual Property.   I
Various speakers. CEME 1202 !
from8:30am-5:30pm. Continues
to Feb. 19. $1300: $300/day includes materials, lunch, refreshments, evening event, certificate.
To register call 822-3347.
Fish 500 Seminar
Regional-Scale Modelling Of
B.C.'s Small Lake Rainbow Trout
Fishery: Implications For Regulations And Development. Cooperative Versus Non-Co-operative Management Of Shared
Linefish Stocks In South Africa:
An Assessment Of Alternative
Management Strategies For
Geelbek. Sean Cox; Trevor
Hutton. Hut B-8 Ralf Yorque
Room at 11:30am. Refreshments
at 11am. Call 822-4329.
Tuesday, Feb. 16
UBC Botanical Garden
Lecture Series
Vegetables For Home Gardens
And Patios. David Tarrant. UBC
Botanical Garden reception centre from 12noon-1 pm. $5 at the
door. To register call 822-3928.
Microbiology And
Immunology Seminar
Molecular Dissection Of Mitogillin.
A Fungal Ribotoxin. Richard Kao.
Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
Science networking
XX Evening - Meet Women In Science/Tech Careers. Science World
from 6- 10pm. Omnimax movie,
pizza. To register call 687-5839.
Museum Of Anthropology
Film Tribute
Remembering Chief Dan George
Part 3 and 4: The Education of a
Phyllistine Parts I and II. MOA
Theatre Gallery at 7pm. Web site:
http://www.moa.ubc.ca or call
Wednesday, Feb. 17
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
A Comprehensive Analysis OfThe
Swimmers' Shoulder. Kevin
McKim. VGH, Eye Care Centre
Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Apoptosis In Bovine Follicles. Ming
Yang, Animal Science. B.C.'s
Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call
Thursday, Feb. 18
Breast Health Centres
The Team Approach. Hyatt Regency Hotel from 8am to 5pm.
Physicians, $150; Others, $85.
Call 822-4965. To register e-mail:
elaine@cehs.ubc.ca or call 822-
Vancouver School Of
Theology Workshop
Thinking Ritually: Giving Shape
To Christian Experience. Rev. Richard Leggett. Chalmers Institute
from 9:30am-4pm. $40; $20 seniors: $30 group. To register call
UBC Botanical Garden
Lecture Series
Vegetables For Home Gardens.
TBA. Vancouver Public Library
from 12noon-lpm. $5 at the door.
To register call 822-3928.
Centre For Korean Research
The Future Of The Media. Mi-
Jung Lee. anchor person, Vancouver Television. CK Choi 120
from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.
CICSR Distinguished
Lecture Series
System-On-A-Chip: A New Challenge
For Electronic Design And Test Community. Bozena Karminska, Ecole
Polytechnique de Montreal. CICSR/
CS 208 at 4pm. Refreshments. Call
Biostatistics Seminar
Ecological Fallacy: Can Ecological Data Measure Our Health?
K.C. Carriere, Mathematical Sciences, U of Alberta. CSCI 301
from 4-5:30pm. Call 822-0570.
Faculty Research Excellence
Award Winner Lecture
On Qualitative Sensitivity Analysis. Dean Frieda Granot. Graduate Studies; Commerce and Business Administration. Angus/
David Lam Amphitheatre at
4:30pm. Refreshments at 4:15pm.
Call 822-8518.
Vancouver School Of
Theology Public Lecture
Green Futures: Ecological And
Spiritual Issues ForThe Church,
Business And Society. Aldyen
Donnelly. Greenhouse Emissions
Management Consortium. VST
Epiphany Chapel at 7:30pm. Call
Friday, Feb. 19
Breast Cancer Conference
Hyatt Regency Hotel from 8am to
5pm. Continues Feb. 20. $150.
Call 822-4965. To register e-mail:
elaine@cehs.ubc.ca or call 822-
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Safety And Comfort - Anesthesia,
Sedation And Pain Control Outside The Operating Room. Dr.
NorbertFroese, Anesthesia, B.C.'s
Children's Hosp. GF Strong Aud.
at 9am. Call 875-2307.
Vancouver School Of
Theology Workshop
Creating Healthier Churches. Ron
Richardson.  Chalmers Institute
from 10am-4pm. $80: $40 seniors: $70 group. To register call
Fish 500 Seminar
Decision- Making By Fisheries And
Fishing Strategies Analyses. Silvia
Salas: Source And FateOfBycatch
In The Gulf Of Mexico. Laura
Vidal. Hut B-8 Ralf Yorque Room
at 11:30am. Refreshments at
11am. Call 822-4329.
Program For Intercultural
Studies In Asia/Institute Of
Asian Research Conference
Conference On The Ramayana:
Performance And Dinner. CK Choi
120 from 4-8pm. $15. Continues
to Feb. 20 from 9am-5:30pm. $10
lunch. Register by Feb. 10. To
register call 822-2629.
Thunderbird Women's
Vs. University of Lethbridge.
War Memorial Gym at 6:15pm.
Continues to Feb. 20. $7 adults:
$4 youth/seniors; $3 UBC
students: children under 12
free. Web site: http://
www.athletics.ubc.ca or call
822-2473 (UBC-BIRD).
Thunderbird Men's
Vs. University of Lethbridge. War
Memorial Gym at 7:45pm. Continues to Feb. 20. $7 adults; $4
youth/seniors; $3 UBC students:
children under 12 free. Web site:
http://www.athletics.ubc.ca or
call 822-2473 (UBC-BIRD).
Morris and Helen Belkin
Art Gallery
Zaj Invitations from the Kenneth
Coutts-Smith Archive Exhibit.
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery Tue.-Fri. 10am-5pm; Sat.-
Sun. 12noon-5pm. Continues to
March 21. $2 adults; $1 seniors;
Free for students, UBC faculty and
staff with valid ID. Web site: http:/
/www.belkin-gallery.ubc.ca or call
Twin Research
Are you, or do you know a female
adult twin? We are studying the
relationship types of fraternal and
identical female twins. If you can
help by completing some questionnaires and being interviewed
about relationships, please e-mail:
tmacbeth@cortex.psych.ubc.ca or
call Dr. Tannis MacBeth, Psychology 822 4826.
UBC Utilities Advisory Notice
UBC Utilities regularly performs
maintenance work on underground piping and electrical systems. Work sites are always
blocked off with appropriate signs
and barriers, however sometimes
these signs and barriers are removed by unauthorized individuals. Please approach work sites
cautiously and respect signs and/
or work crew instructions to avoid
potential harm. Potential hazards
include falling, electrical shock,
burns, and other harmful events.
If you have any questions concerning a UBC Utilities work site,
please call 822-9445.
Call for Submissions
Fugue, UBC's annual literary non-
fiction anthology, needs original
works of biography, autobiography, personal essay, memoir,
rhetoric, research-based essay (excluding academic essays), non-fiction film and radio feature scripts,
experimental pieces, etc. Max.
about 4.000 words. Feb. 15 deadline. Related visual art submissions also welcome. Send submissions to the Dept. of Creative Writing, Buchanan E-462, Attention:
Jeremiah Aherne, e-mail:
fuguel999@hotmail.com; or call
Thinking About Graduate
The Faculty of Graduate Studies is
interested in learning about the
decision making process you will
go through to choose a graduate
school. If you are presently "shopping" for a graduate school (for
either a master's or PhD), we want
to hear from you! If you would be
Next deadline:
noon, Feb. 9
interested in participating
in a survey please contact
denisels@mercury. ubc.ca.
Art Exhibit
Emily Carr /Jack Shadbolt: Heart
of Darkness. Or Gallery, 112 West
Hastings Street from 12noon-5pm.
Continues to Feb. 27. Web site:
Research Study
I am a grad student looking for
families with an autistic child(ren)
to answer a questionnaire regarding the effects of raising autistic
children. The child must be seven
years old or younger. Please call
Keri Smalley 738-8025.
TRIUMF Public Tours
An 80 min. tour takes place every
Wednesday and Friday at lpm.
Free parking. Continues to April
30. To arrange for a group tour call
222-7355 or Web site: http://
Faculty, Staff and Grad Students
Volleyball Group. Every Monday
and Wednesday. Osborne Centre
Gym A from 12:30-1:30pm. No
fees. Drop-ins and regular
attendees welcome for friendly
competitive games. Call 822-4479
or e-mail kdcs@unixg.ubc.ca.
UBC Zen Society
Each Monday during term (except
holidays)   meditation   session.
Asian Centre Tea Gallery from
l:30-2:20pm. All welcome. Call
Studies in Hearing and
Senior (65 years or older) volunteers needed. If your first language is English and your hearing is relatively good, we need
your participation in studies examining hearing and communication abilities. All studies take
place at UBC. Hearing screened.
Honorarium paid. Please call The
Hearing Lab, 822-9474.
Parents With Toddlers
Did you know your child is a
word-learning expert? Help us
learn how children come to be so
skilled at learning new words!
We are looking for children (one-
five years old) and their parent(s)
to participate in language studies. If you are interested in bringing your child for a 45-minute
visit, please call Dr. Geoffrey
Hall's Language Development
Centre, Psychology at UBC, 822-
9294 (ask for Kelley).
Relationship Research
Heterosexual men (25 years of
age and older), in relationships
of greater than six months needed
for a UBC study of relationships.
Complete questionnaire at home,
receive$10.  Call 822-2151.
"The University will remain open during snow storms but
may cancel or reschedule classes on a university-wide
basis and/or curtail non-essential services in response to
the conditions."—UBC Policy on Disruption of Classes/
Services by Snow, May 1994
In the event of extreme snow conditions, listen to
CBC Radio, CKNW and other local radio stations
for information.
& 6 UBC Reports ■ February 4, 1999
News Digest
The Master of Archival Studies program in the School of Library.
Archival and Information Studies has been awarded the 1998
Distinguished Service Award from the Society of American Archivists.
The society recognized the program for its outstanding service
and exemplary contribution to the profession calling it a model to
which graduate professional programs might aspire.
John McDonald, head of the division of government records at
the National Archives of Canada, nominated the program for the
award, which has not been given since 1996.
This world-class program, which is the only graduate degree
program for archives in North America, has a well-earned national
and international reputation as one of the leading archival education programs in the world," said McDonald. 'The UBC program has
been the beacon to which both developed and emerging archival
education programs have turned for guidance, leadership and
Executive Home Support
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Biostatistical Consultant
Medicine, dentistry, biosciences, aquaculture
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264 -9918 donald@portal.ca
Biomedical Communications
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Phone 822-5769 for more information.
The classified advertising rate is $16.50 for 35 words or less. Each additional word
is 50 cents. Rate includes GST. Ads must be submitted in writing 10 days before
publication date to the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1, accompanied by payment in cash, cheque (made out to UBC
Reports) or journal voucher. Advertising enquiries: UBC-INFO (822-4636).
The deadline for the Feb. 18 issue of L/BC Reports is noon, Feb. 9.
perfect spot to reserve
accommodation for guest
lecturers or other university
members who visit throughout
the year. Close to UBC and other
Vancouver attractions, a tasteful
representation of our city and of
UBC. 4103 W. 10th Ave.,
Vancouver, BC, V6R 2H2. Call or
fax 222-4104.
accommodation in Point Grey
area. Min. to UBC. On main bus
routes. Close to shops and
restaurants. Includes TV tea and
coffee making, private phone/
fridge. Weekly rates available.
Call 222-3461. Fax: 222-9279.   _
Five suites available for
academic visitors to UBC only.
Guests dine with residents and
enjoy college life. Daily rate $54
plus $ 14/day for meals Sun-Thurs.
Call 822-8660 for more
information and availability.
BAMBURY   LANE      Bed   and
breakfast. View of beautiful BC
mountains, Burrard inlet and city.
Clean,comfortable. Useofliving
room, dining room, and kitchen.
Min. to UBC, shops and city. Daily,
weekly and winter rates. Call or
fax 224-6914.
BR guest suites with equipped
kitchen, TV and telephone.
Centrally located near SUB,
aquatic centre and transit. Ideal
for visiting lecturers, colleagues
and families. 1999 rates $85-$ 121
per night. Call 822-1010.
6th. Heritage house, antiques,
wood floors, original stained
glass. 10 min. to UBC and
downtown. Two blocks from
restaurants, buses. Scrumptious
full breakfasts. Entertaining cats.
Views. Phones in rooms. E-mail:
farthing@uniserve.com or call
Walk to UBC along the ocean.
Quiet exclusive neighborhood.
Near buses and restaurants,
Comfortable rooms with TV and
private bath. Full breakfast.
Reasonable rates. Non-smokers
only please. Call 341-4975.
CAMILLA   HOUSE    Bed   and
Breakfast. Best accommodation
on main bus routes, Includes
television, private phone and
bathroom. Weekly reduced
rates. Call 737-2687. Fax 737-2586.
ROOMS Private rooms, located
on campus, available for visitors
attending UBC on academic
business. Private bathroom,
double beds, telephone,
television, fridge, and meals five
days per week. Competitive
rates. Call for information and
availability 822-8788.
ALMA BEACH B&B Beautiful,
immaculate, bright rooms with
ensuite in elegant, spacious home.
Two blocks to Jericho Beach/
Vancouver Yacht Club. Gourmet
breakfast. Central location to
downtown/UBC. N/S. Call 221 -0551.
18th Ave. Visitors and students of
UBC are most welcome. 15 min.
to UBC or downtown by bus.
Close to restaurants and shops.
Daily rates form $50 to $100.
Please call and check it out at
furnished studio. Steps from new
bibliotheque, bus, metro,
shopping. Separate kitchen. New
TV/video stereo system. U/G
parking. Generous closetspace.
Sept. "99-Jun. "00 or any five-
month period. Reasonable rent.
E-mail cpfb@unixg.ubc.ca or call
FOR RENT Spacious furnished 1 BR
basement suite. Quiet, large cozy
knotty cedar L/R. Private
entrance, shared laundry and
garden, South Granville location.
Near bus to UBC or parking avail.
$700/mo. inc. util. and cable. N/
S, N/P please. Call or leave msg.
POINT GREY House for rent two
blocks to UBC gates. 3 BR and
study, 2 bath. Avail. Mar. 15-Apr.
30. $1600/mo. Call 224-5494.    _
POINT GREY 2 BR garden level
suite, bright, spacious, quiet
street. D/W, W/D, F/P. H/W floors,
patio, N/S. Furnished and
equipped, ideal for short-term or
sabbatical. Weekly and monthly
rates. E-mail: mrt@cs.sfu.ca or call
TRIUMF HOUSE Guest house with
homey, comfortable environment
for visitors to UBC and hospital.
Located near the hospital. Rates
$40-$65/night and weekly rates.
E-mail: housing@erich.triumf.ca or
call 222-1062.
FALSE CREEK waterfrontspacious
apt. with stunning views. Sleeps
two adults. Indoor pool, exercise
room. Walk to city centre, main
library, ferry to Granville Island.
Apr. 9-30. $1500. E-mail:
gjbullen@bc.sympatico.ca or
call 264-9022.
FOR RENT Large 2 BR home in
Tunstall Bay on Bowen Island.
View lot avail, immed. $950/mo.
Util. incl. Pets/smokers ok. Call
April to mid-June (8 weeks). Mt.
Pleasant area. 25 min. from
campus. Friendly cat, garden,
parking, W/D. N/S please. $1200
plus $200 security deposit. Call
Next deadline:
noon, Feb. 9
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facing half-mile waterfront. Four
miles walk from False Bay Ferry.
Mature second growth forest.
Ground water supply. For
information call part-owner
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docks, swimming, horseback
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FAX (604) 222-; UBC Reports ■ February 4, 1999 7
Lego helps researchers
build innovative machine
UBC research engineers utilized everything from low-tech
Lego™ to high tech blood measurement concepts to create a
revolutionary new instrument
for the $800-million-a-year pulp
and paper industry.
This instrument, the Fibre
Quality Analyzer, recently
earned a 1998 NSERC/Conference Board of Canada Synergy
Award for university-industry
R&D partnerships.
A decade ago Richard
Kerekes, director of UBC's Pulp
and Paper Centre, began to
search for a method to improve
paper quality by measuring
wood pulp fibres on-line. Video
imaging seemed the most promising approach.
A key requirement was a flow
cell that would align and position fibres in a flowing stream so
they could be imaged.
Research on this problem began at UBC with support from
the Mechanical Wood-Pulps Network of Centres of Excellence.
The solution — found in collaboration with the Pulp and
Paper  Research  Institute  of
Canada (PAPRICAN) — adapts
hydrodynamic focusing — used
in medicine to measure blood
cells — to pulp fibres.
The research was resourceful as well as innovative.
"We were looking for ways to
test flow cells and optics configurations quickly and did this
by building a test bed from
Lego™," says James Olson, a
co-inventor of the flow cell and
now a research engineer at
PAPRICAN which patented the
flow cell with UBC.
Following further development
at PAPRICAN, a prototype was
built and licensed to Ontario-
based OpTest Equipment Inc.
The original analyzers were
floor-mounted, but the current
model is a compact bench-top
design, with image performance
sped up from one to 100 fibres
a second. These units have been
sold around the world.
"It's gratifying to have seen
the analyzer evolve into a commercial success," says Kerekes.
"It was particularly gratifying to
receive the award on the 20th
anniversary of the partnership
between UBC and PAPRICAN."
Last year, the Pulp and Paper
Centre assumed a major role,
with BCIT and PAPRICAN, in an
$8.5 million Forest Renewal B.C.
research and teaching initiative.
"Over 40 per cent of B.C.'s
timber harvest is manufactured
into pulp and paper," says
Kerekes. "Investments in the
province's post-secondary programs in this sector will significantly strengthen B.C.'s ability
to add value to its forest re-
Calling all University Researchers in
Advanced Systems Technologies
graduate students
high-tech companies
support organizations
March 9. 1999
Robson Square Convention Centre - Vancouver
The ASI Exchange is an advanced technology swap meet and a
showcase of new technologies and research. This one day event
brings together all of the "players" in BC's high technology
• Get your profile in the Academic Research Directory
• Present a half-hour demonstration/seminar on your research
• Pre-register to attend
To find out more: check out our website (www.asi.bc.ca/asi/
exchange/) or contact Lisa Welbourn at ASI (lisa@asi.bc.ca).
Presented by the BC Advanced Systems Institute (ASI)
All Regular and Sessional Faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences
From:    Dr. Derek Gregory, Dept. of Geography
Chair, Hampton Fund Review Committee
1. Dr. Bernard Bressler, vice-president. Research, has commissioned a review ofthe
ways in which research in the humanities and social sciences at UBC has been
supported and facilitated by the HSS (Humanities and Social Sciences) and
Hampton funds, and the purpose of this notice is to explain the review process and
to invite all regular and sessional faculty in the humanities and social sciences at
UBC to take part.
Focus of Review
2. The review committee will focus on the following activities where funding is
provided through UBC:
(a) Grants to newfacultg, by the deans: the maximum award is currently $2,000;
(b) UBC-HSS Travel Grants (for the presentation of scholarly papers at meetings of
international learned organizations held outside Canada and the USA): awards
usually only cover cost of return air travel at lowest possible fare;
(c) UBC-HSS Small Grants (administered by deans); the maximum award is
currently $2,000;
(d) UBC-HSS Large Grants (applications through Research Services and administered by the HSS and Hampton Research Committee); for these grants, awards
are between $2,500 and $5,000;
(e) Hampton Fund Research Grants (applications through Research Services and
administered by the HSS and Hampton Research Committee); grants from this
fund are designed to encourage 'interdisciplinarity, originality and risk-taking;'
they are normally for one year; the minimum size of award is $10,000; the
maximum award for individuals is $30,000 and for collaborative groups
Grants under (a) through (d) are made possible through funds provided by the
SSHRC General Grant (currently C$320,000 available p.a.); grants under (e) are
made possible by UBC's Hampton Fund (currently $900,000 available p.a.)
3. While these activities will be the focus ofthe review, the committee will also need
to consider the ways in which these various schemes relate to (for example) the
development of (external) research funding through SSHRC and the development
of other (internal) research funding initiatives through (for example) the Peter Wall
Institute for Advanced Studies.
4. The objective ofthe review is both to evaluate previous and continuing practices and
also, if appropriate, to make recommendations that will enhance the effectiveness of
financial support for research in the humanities and social sciences at UBC in the
future. This isn't simply a matter of asking for more money — however desirable that
might seem to some! — but of finding ways to encourage applications to these funds
and to facilitate (rather than to direct) faculty interests and initiatives. Our purpose
is not, therefore, to draw up a list of centralized research priorities but to determine
how we can best foster and underwrite high quality research.
Review Process
5. Following the practice of similar university reviews, the review committee will
schedule formal meetings with the vice-president. Research, relevant deans and
associate deans. Research, members ofthe HSS and Hampton Research Committee, and other individuals during the week of 22-26 February 1999.
6. We also wish to encourage all regular and sessional faculty in the humanities and
social sciences — whether or not they have had direct experience of any of the
activities listed above — to make their views known to us. There are three ways
in which to do so:
(a)if you simply wish to make a written submission, the easiest way to do so is via
e-mail to lgorrie@interchange.ubc.ca: we should like to receive submissions as
soon as possible — particularly if they raise questions or ideas that we ought to
consider during our formal meetings during the week of 22-26 February — but
in any event no later than 2 March 1999; we will acknowledge all such
submissions, and give them full consideration in our discussions;
(b)if you wish to meet formally with the review committee during the week of 22-
26 February 1999, please contact our secretary, Lillian Gorrie
[lgorrie@interchange.ubc.ca] to arrange an appointment; alternatively, you may
approach any members of the committee (listed below);
(c)we will also hold a faculty forum on 2 March 1999, where we encourage
interested colleagues to drop in between 3.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. to make their
views known and to take part in discussion; the forum will be held in the Board
and Senate Room in the Old Administration Building.
We realize that every term brings a deluge of requests like this one, but we very
much hope that you will be able to help us in our deliberations: it is a vitally
important task, and we want to learn from the experiences and suggestions of as
many people as possible.
7. The report and recommendations of the review committee will be made available
to all regular and sessional faculty in the humanities and social sciences, and we
intend to complete the process by the end of this term.
Review Committee
8. The members of the review committee are :
Brian Elliott (Anthropology and Sociology):
e-mail: belliott@anso.ubc.ca tel: 2-3160
Lawrence Green (Institute of Health Promotion Research);
e-mail: lgreen@unixg.ubc.ca tel: 2-5776
Derek Gregory (Geography; chair of the review committee);
e-mail: gregory@geog.ubc.ca tel: 2-4719
Eva-Marie Kroller (English);
e-mail: eva-marie.kroller@ubc.ca tel: 2-4093
John Willinsky (Language Education);
e-mail: john.willinsky@ubc.ca tel: 2-3950
Charles Weinberg (Commerce and Business Administration);
e-mail: chuck.weinberg@commerce.ubc.ca     tel: 2-8327 8 UBC Reports ■ February 4, 1999
Blooming In The Rain
Bruce Mason photo
"Hellebores axe just one ofthe highlights ofthe Botanical Garden in winter," says Josee
Henry, a volunteer in the UBC Botanical Garden's Shop in the Garden, shown here with
a variety of these plants being sold in the popular shop. Also on hand are snowdrops
and cyclamen. Gardeners who want to get an early start — and people who want to take
a break from their daily routine — are also advised to take advantage of the Tuesday
Lecture Series, from noon to 1 p.m. in the garden's Reception Centre at 6804
Southwest Marine Dr. The fee is five dollars and parking is available. Coming up this
month: Shade Gardening (Feb. 9), Vegetables for Home Gardens and Patios (Feb. 16)
and Summer Bulbs for the Garden (Feb. 23). To register or for information on hands-
on workshops or the series. City Garden Lectures, which takes place noon Thursdays
downtown at the Vancouver Public Library, call (604) 822-3928.
Gallery takes Shadbolt,
Carr to Downtown Eastside
The first exhibition of B.C.'s
two most important artists.
Emily Carr and Jack Shadbolt
is taking place at the Or Gallery in Vancouver's Downtown
Eastside until Feb. 27.
The exhibition is a collaboration between Scott Watson,
curator of UBC's Morris and
Helen Belkin Art Gallery and
Reid Shier, curator of the Or
Gallery. They have chosen 18
masterworks for the exhibition,
including six of the 10 C.irr
paintings and   12 of the 200
Shadbolt works from the Belkin
Gallery collection.
The exhibition is part of the
Belkin Gallery's outreach initiative.
The idea for the show came
to Watson following Shadbolt's
death last year.
"I thought it might be nice to
have Jack and Emily on display together for the first time."
says Watson. "Emily was important to Jack. She was the
fir^t artist to create the B.C.
landscape in a modern idiom."
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The exhibition's theme,
"Heart of Darkness," borrowed
from writer Joseph Conrad's
novel about African colonialism, is intended to suggest that
the works of Carr and Shadbolt
confront colonial anxiety.
Watson says the paintings,
such as Carr's 'Wasteland' and
Shadbolt's 'Figure in a Cedar
Slash', reflect colonial issues,
including the state and status
of First Nations issues including land claims and native art
as well as the forest industry.
"We are hoping a show like
this will disturb or challenge
the idea that these artists are a
comfortable part of our heritage and suggest that they are
asking difficult and uncomfortable questions about that heritage." says Watson.
The other important aspect
of the exhibition, says Watson,
is to spotlight the heart of West
"I hope the public will come
to the Or Gallery in the Downtown Eastside and also observe
the dark part of the city instead of turning a blind eye."
Watson says.
This will be the last exhibition at the Or Gallery's present
location before it moves from
the troubled neighbourhood to
its new venue on Richards
Street. But Watson is committed to expanding the Belkin
Gallery's reach into the downtown community.
"The Belkin Art Gallery acquisitions are growing and we
want to do more with them."
says Watson. "We are isolated
here at UBC and we believe a
downtown presence would be
a good thing."
by staff writers
Zoology Prof. Robert Blake is the new associate dean of
Faculty Development and Research in the Faculty of
Graduate Studies.
Since coming to UBC from Cambridge University in 1979.
Blake has been active in university affairs.
He served a two-year term as president of the UBC Faculty
Association from 1996 until last April.
Blake has been a professor of Zoology since 1991.
Roberta Hewat. assistant professor of Nursing, has
received a grant of more than S250.000 from the
Population Health Fund of Health Canada to implement and evaluate the World Health Organization/UNICEF
Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative in Canada. The project aims
to successfully implement breastfeeding as the cultural norm
in Canada.
Hewat joined UBC's School of Nursing in 1980.
Law Prof. Pitman Potter has been appointed director of
the Institute for Asian
Research. Potter, who
speaks Mandarin and is an
expert on the Chinese legal
system, is currently the
director of Chinese Legal
Studies. He will continue
teaching law.
The outgoing director.
Geography Prof. Terry
McGee is taking a year's
leave next July to devote to
Prof. David Robitaille of the Faculty of Education has
been honoured by the International Association for
the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) for
his contributions to the field of international comparisons in
Robitaille, who heads the faculty's Dept. of Curriculum
Studies, was made an honorary member of IEA in recognition of his leadership role in the Second International Math
Study and for serving as the international co-ordinator for
the Third International Mathematics and Science Study
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Open House
on February 17
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