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 Photo by David Gray
More than 1,000 gathered at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre to launch UBC's fundraising campaign.
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GO B.C. awards Crane
$150,000 for taping
GO B.C., a provincial government
agency, has made a special award of
$150,000 to Crane Memorial Library to
replace badly needed audio taping equipment.
GO B.C. is a capital funding program
that distributes proceeds ofthe B.C. Lottery Corp. The award came after Crane
had made an urgent appeal for additional
Equipment failures at the library had
disrupted production of taped textbooks,
research material and exams for the university's 35 blind and visually disabled
students. The breakdowns also affected
services for distance users throughout
B.C. and Canada.
"Needless to say, we are absolutely
delighted," said Paul Thiele, Crane head.
The funding proposal was submitted
to GO B.C. by the Kinsmen Club of
Vancouver, Thiele said. The Crane project was recently tied to the university's
major fundraising campaign, coordinated
by the Development Office.
The funds will help replace duplicators used to make high-speed, multiple
copies of texts and other research material on cassettes. The taped texts, called
talking books, form the largest part of
Crane's collection.
' 'This new equipment will provide a
better product for the students and make
better use of the volunteers who contribute their time," Bill Reid, minister responsible for the Premier's Advisory
Council for Persons with Disabilities,
said in a news release.
$100.000 annually
Rotary supports research for deaf
Financial support from the Rotary
Club of Vancouver will help UBC to
become a center for research into special
implants that help the deaf hear.
The club hopes to raise more than
$100,000 annually through its Rotary
Hearing Foundation to support the research of Dr. Dietrich Schwarz, who has
been working on improvements in cochlear implant technology.
The cochlear implant device looks
like a hearing aid, but the most important
component cannot be seen because it is
surgically inserted in the inner ear. An
external microphone picks up sounds
much like a hearing aid, but those sounds
are then coded by a speech processor and
relayed to the implant which stimulates
nerve fibres in the inner ear electrically.
The nerves then send sound messages to
the brain.
'" People who were completely deaf
can now receive useful hearing," Dr.
Schwarz told a news conference to announce the Rotary funding.
Dr. Patrick Doyle, a UBC physician
who heads the cochlear implant team at
St. Paul's Hospital, said the implants are
a step forward but don't work for everybody.
"At least half (the patients) can understand some speech without lip reading
and can use the telephone. About a third
$750,000 centre
will be built
at VGH
Construction will start soon on a
S750.000 UBC Medical Student and
Alumni Center at Vancouver General
' 'The centre will be a unique forum
for professional and educational development," said Campaign Co-chairman
Dr. Curtis Latham.
The facility will include meeting space
See CENTRE on Page 2
can understand sounds so well that they
can carry on in the hearing world," he
The sounds heard with the help of the
implant have been compared with the
sound of a weak radio signal. With the
helpof funding from Rotary, Dr. Doyle
said UBC hopes to refine the technology.
"Our main goal is to see improvements in the machinery that will allow the
totally deaf to hear speech in a normal
manner," he said.
Ruth Mathers of" West Vancouver had
the first implant operation in Canada two
years ago. The 6f>year-old businesswoman
lost her hearing in the early 1970s. With
the help of cochlear implant technology
she was able to attend the news conference and answer reporters' questions.
"I'm hearing your words clearly, but
your voice sounds very mechanical. I've
gotten used to it,'' she told a journalist.
Mathers said being unable to hear was
frightening. Now she can answer the
phone or carry on a normal conversation,
even in a noisy restaurant.
Gala evening
kicks off
fund raising
UBC launched the largest fund raising campaign in Canadian history
Monday with news of a $10-million private donation and $75-million
in additional government funding.
The target is $132-million, including $66-million in B.C. government matching funds, Campaign Chairman Robert Wyman announced
at a black tie dinner at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre.
See CAMPAIGN on Page 2
New strategy
on education
by Hagen
A new post-secondary education
strategy that will create 15,000 additional university places, establish full
degree-granting programs at three
community colleges and lead to the
creation of a new university in northern
B.C. was announced earlier this week
by Advanced Education Minister Stanley
Hagen said the strategy will cost the government
$35.3-million in the first year of operation.
"The Access for All strategy will enable students to
earn a recognized university degree at community colleges in Kelowna, Kamloops and Nanaimo," said Hagen.
UBC is completing negotiations with Okanagan College in Kelowna and Cariboo College in Kamloops to
offer degrees in those communities.
"UBC with Okanagan College will focus primarily on
arts and sciences. At Cariboo College we will focus on
arts, sciences and education," said President David
Strangway. See VICTORIA on Page 2
Hagen gives UBC
$9.6 million grant
for new equipment
UBC will receive $9.6-million over
two years to upgrade equipment under a
new grant program announced by Advanced Education Minister Stan Hagen.
President David Strangway said
the money hasn't been earmarked for
specific purchases, but will be ased where
needs arise.
"I'm very pleased in view of the
serious needs for teaching and research
equipment in all parts of the university,"
he said.
Hagen said a total of $26.5-million
would be provided to B.C. post-secondary institutions under the program.
"The grants represent a major in
crease in the level of equipment replacement funds," he said. "They will allow
post-secondary institutions to acquire the
equipment required to train students for
B.C.'s rapidly changing technological
Hagen said the funds will supplement,
not replace, existing equipment spending. He expects universities, colleges and
institutes to use the money to provide
state-of-the-art instruction.
Post-secondary institutions were encouraged to seek matching contributions
from the private sector for equipment
purchases. Hagen said he hopes joint-use
agreements can be negotiated with related industries. UBCREPORTS   March 23,1989       2
Architect's model of new Medical Student and Alumni Centre at VGH.
Centre a component
of medical education
Continued from Page 1
for Continuing Medical Education courses
and social gatherings, and a dining com-
plex. Jhere will also be a fitness area with
a universal gym, showers and lockers for
the use of students and alumni.
The building, described as an Oxbridge-type design, will be located at 12th
and Heather on land provided by Vancouver General Hospital.
"The centre will provide a key component of continuing medical education
by sponsoring high-profile conferences,"
saklCo-chairrnan Dr. Richard Beauchamp.
So far, more than $700,000 has been
raised with more than $40,000 coming
from medical students.
Construction of the first phase should
be completed by Fall 1990. Eventually,
project planners hope to add a state-of-
the-art satellite teleconferencing center to
link hospitals and doctors in remote
locations with the centre for distance
education programs.
Medicine faculty trains
doctors from China
in treatment of diseases
UBC's Faculty of Medicine is training Chinese physicians in advanced techniques for treating infectious diseases
such as hepatitis.
Dr. Grant Stiver, a professor in the
Division of Infectious Diseases, Depart-
ment of Medicine, who heads the project,
said the Chinese requested help in deal-
fwith Hepatitis B, the leading cause of
death due to infection in China.
The three-year exchange program,
funded by CIDA, will bring Chinese
doctors and health-care workers to Vancouver and will also allow UBC faculty to
travel to China where infectious diseases
are more common and more easily studied.
Hepatitis is a major health-care problem in China. More than 100-million
people carry the virus, and 10-million
have developed chronic hepatitis. In severe
cases, patients develop liver cancer.
"It's a big problem. Seven to lOper
cent of the Chinese population carry the
virus," said Dr. Stiver.
The most common treatment now is
rest and traditional medicines. But the
Chinese hope to make western drugs and
treatments more readily available.
"Vaccines are the real answer," said
Dr. Stiver. "But they're costly and China
has not been able to produce enough for
its huge population."
Participants in the program are examining the effects of two hepatitis vaccines,
one developed by the western pharmaceutical company, Merck, Sharpe and
Dohm, and another developed in China
Three senior Chinese physicians, who
recently spent a month at Vancouver
General Hospital with Dr. Stiver, also
studied western strategies for the control
and treatment of AIDS.
' 'We have only four cases of AIDS so
far, but we think it's just a matter of time
before it spreads," said Dr. Hsin Ho,
chief doctor in the Clinical Department at
Beijing Second Infectious Disease Hospital. ' 'We're very interested in what is
going on in Vancouver in the treatment
and prevention of the disease.''
Over the three year-span of the project, six junior doctors will be in residence
at VGH. They will train at UBC teaching
hospitals for six-month periods. One
Chinese graduate student will train in
Vancouver for two years.
Dr. Stiver said he hoped a joint venture could be worked out between Canada and China to provide a hepatitis vaccine on a wider basis.
Letters to the Editor
Recycling costs queried
Congratulations are in order regarding the implementation of a recycling
campaign on UBC campus, and for the
potential savings the recycling venture
It is recognized that there is an additional cost associated with recycling
which is referred to in the third to last
paragraph (UBC Reports, Feb. 23,1989)
which described how the full cardboard boxes will be emptied into recycling containers. The key sentence is:
"Once full, custodial staff will empty
them into larger containers located in
loading bays of most departments.''
My understanding is that there has
been no adjustment in the existing
work of custodial staff, and in fact the
emptying of the boxes will create
additional work for staff. The shifting
of costs onto the shoulders of those
least able to defend themselves is an
inappropriate action.
I support the recycling program. I
also support the equitable allocation
ofthe costs of the program. Custodial
staff need to be involved in the recycling program to ensure that the burden of waste is managed by all in a fair
and just manner.
Sharon E. Willms, PhD
Assistant Professor
$44 million raised
Campaign target $132 million
Continued from Page 1
Wyman told more than 1,000 guests at
the glittering affair that $44-million has
already been raised from the private sector in the initial phase ofthe campaign,
two-thirds of the final goal.
' 'We are extremely pleased with the
response the campaign has received so
far," UBC President David Strangway
Donations received include a $ 10-
million gift from a Hong Kong family
with ties to Vancouver. The family has
requested anonymity.
Gifte contributed during the campaign,
which continues through 1990, will go
toward new buildings, endowed chairs,
scholarships, professorships, facilities and
Some of the major donations announced
at the gala were: $3.75-million from the
Alma Mater Society for the new Student
Sports Centre, $3-million from the Vancouver Foundation and $1-million from
Vancouver businessman W. Maurice
Young, who has endowed a chair in
applied ethics.
Major corporate donors include: B.C.
Telephone, $1.25-million; Imperial Oil,
$500,000; Maclean Hunter, $500,000;
and Pemberton Securities Inc., $250,000.
Adding tremendous momentum to
these donations is the B.C. government's
pledge, made last year, to match dollar-
for-dollar contributions made by the private sector.
Speaking at the gala, Premier Bill
Vander Zalm announced that the province would provide an additional $75-
million over the next five years in ongoing capital funds for the university.
The funds will help finance three major
projects: the Forest Sciences complex
that will help make B.C. a wedd leader in
forest management and product development; laboratories for advanced materials and process engineering that will put
UBC at the forefront of research into
space-age alloys, electronics materials,
plastics and superconductors; and a new
home for the Centre far Integrated Computer Systems Research.
New construction supported by the
fundraising campaign will include a
Creative and Performing Arts Centre,
with a conceit hall that will be used for
Convocation ceremonies, an art gallery,
studio resources centre and the Walter
Koerner Ceramic Gallery; a new Student
Sports Centre, which is supported by a
$3.75-million pledge from die UBC Alma
Mater Society; and a major new expansion of the library.
"We are proud of UBC and its 75
years of service," Vander Zalm said.
' 'We recognize the important role that
post-secondary education has played for
British Columbia and the increasingly
important role it must play in the future.''
Honorary Campaign Chairman Cecil
Green, co-founder of Texas Instruments
and a former UBC student, also had praise
for the campaign's successful launch.
"I'm overwhelmed by the support
UBC has received from its friends all over
Canada. The levels of individual and
corporate giving, especially from western companies, are setting new records
for charitable gifts. I am also impressed
with the support we are receiving from
our friends in Asia," he said.
Campaign Chairman and former chan
cellor Robert
Wyman attributed
much of the success to the calibre
of people the campaign has been
able to attract.
"We    have
recruited an outstanding Leadership Committee to Wyman
secure $66-million in private-sector gifts
to the campaign," he said.
UBC alumnus and author Pierre Berton was host of Monday's gala. Pianist
Robert Silverman and the University
Singers performed a campaign theme
song written by Michael Conway Baker
and a video highlighting university accomplishments was shown.
Attending the gala were Lt-Gov. David
Lam, Advanced Education Minister
Stanleys Hagen, Vancouver Mayor Gordon Campbell, Chancellor Leslie Peterson, Board of Governors Chairman Peter
Brown, Alumni President John Diggens
and AMS President Mike Lee.
Also attending were provincial cabinet ministers Jack Davis, Howard Dirks,
Rita Johnston, Cliff Michael and Elwood
Veitch. Other dignitaries included Senator Ed Lawson, Vancouver Centre MP
Kim Campbell, MLA Stephen Rogers,
Vancouver-Point Grey MLA Darlene
Marzari, and Opposition Leader Mike
Another gala evening takes place on
March 28 in Toronto to launch the campaign in Central Canada. Berton will
again be the host
French immersion dosen't interfere
with learning English, study finds
Early French immersion instruction
will not interfere with a child's ability to
learn to read and write English later in life,
says a sessional instructor in the department
of language education.
Honey Halpern, formerly an assistant
professor at the University of Windsor,
bases her conclusion on a recent study she
conducted with students at a Vancouver
elementary school. Her research will be
published in the upcoming issue ofthe
McGill Journal of Education.
"There's a myth out there and it
suggests that the very nature of learning a
second language such as French is upsetting
to English reading skills," said Halpern.
"I think this study does much to dispel
this myth."
In her research, Halpern tutored six
Grade 4 and 5 students who were having
difficulties with English classes after taking
their first years of schooling in French
The program aimed to help them
become readers as well as investigate the
types of reading difficulties encountered
by children in early French immersion.
Halpern found a wide variety of reasons
for their lack of skills — physical and
emotional maturity, family support,
educational programs. But there was no
evidence linking the problems with French
immersion. They experienced the same
range of problems in developing English
literacy skills as children not enroled in
the program.
"It's not learning a second language
that causes them to have English reading
difficulties," she said. In general, these
children had problems in French language
classes as well."
Halpern said parents ofthe children
told her they had not been reading to their
children in English at home because they
felt it would confuse the children. Halpern
said this mistaken assumption probably
added to their difficulties.
She advised parents to relax and have
patience if French immersion children
are not as advanced in their English skills
as others their age. At times, Halpern
admitted, they will temporarily make some
errors, particularly in spelling.
' 'A number of parents have said to me
that their child is not progressing in English,
and then I find out that their child hasn't
even had any formal schooling in English.
Parents tend to compare their kids with
the kids next door. I tell them to be patient
and keep reading and writing with them at
"Children have their own personal
ways of dealing with language. We can't
make any oversimplification about the
effects of a second language."
Victoria gives UBC
1,450 graduate places
Continued from Page 1
Strangway supported the new policy
which he said would insure wider access
to post-secondary education where it is
needed. He said the university prefers to
see undergraduate opportunities opened
up in partnership with community colleges while UBC provides additional
graduate-level places.
' 'We think that is the special role of
UBC in this overall package," he said.
Hagen said the 15,000 new, fully funded
university spaces will be provided over a
six-year period. Of 1,800 new graduate
places, 1,450 will be at UBC.
The government's announcement also
included a committment to provide a new
degree-granting institution in Prince
"The government has approved in
principle the establishment of a self-governing, degree-granting institution for
northern British Columbia," Hagen said.
He said the government would provide a special premium to cover the higher
costs of providing university programs in
the north. A planning group for the project will be appointed within two weeks.
50 parking spaces
offered for rent
The Department of Parking and Security Services is offering for rent 50 reserved parking spaces at the new North
Parkade. The parkade, which will likely
be opened after March 31, has a total of
1,000 parking spaces.
To reserve space on an annual basis,
phone the department at 228-6786. UBC REPORTS   March 23,1989
Cairns wins Killam Fellowship
Political Science Professor Alan Cairns has
been awarded a $53,000 Killam Research Fellowship by the Canada Council.
Cairns, who teaches Canadian politics with an
emphasis on federalism and the constitution, is
one of 30 Canadian scholars and scientists to win
the award.
i He will use the fellowship, which is renewable
for a second year, to research recent developments
in the Canadian constitution and eventually write
a book on the subject.
The Canada Council has also renewed Killam
Research Fellowships previously awarded to Anthony Merer of Chemistry and Graeme Wynn
of Geography.
The Max Bell Foundation has awarded a $50,000
grant to the Division of Continuing Medical Education in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. The grant
will be used to develop continuing education
programs for geographically isolated specialists in
the Kootenays.
Providing medical education to specialists in
remote communities is difficult because they must
leave their practices to travel to urban areas where
courses are offered.
Dr. Jennifer Craig, an assistant director in the
Division of Continuing Education, will work with
the Kootenay doctors to help them develop self-
directed learning programs.
A clinical librarian will locate and provide
journal articles, videotapes and computer assisted
learning programs.
UBC pianist Jane Coop can add a Juno award
nomination to her long list of credits.
Coop, an associate professor in the School of
Music, was nominated for the Canadian music
award in the category of Best Classical Album,
Solo or Chamber Ensemble, for her recording of
' 'Mozart Piano Pieces.''
The winner in that cate-
| gory, announced during the
I televised awards ceremony
in Toronto March 12, was
| Ofra Hamoy.
"I think that getting the
I nomination is almost as
important as winning,'' Coop
said. "It means that you are
right up there with the best"
The nomination by the
Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is another accolade for a
recording that promises to become Coop's most successful.
Since its release late last year en the independent
Skylark label, Mozart Piano Pieces has earned critical raves. Coop is regarded as one of Canada's
preeminent exponents of Mozart and she plans to
record more of his music.
Victor Froese, head of
the Department of Language
Education, has launched a
quarterly newsletter Called
Comp2 for writers who use
Named for the first letters
of computer and composition, the newsletter is co-edited by Froese and doctoral
student Karen Eberdt and
partly funded by AT&T
Canada Inc.
In the first issue, published in February, the
editors say Comp2 will contain one or two short
articles, notices of conferences; abstracts of research
and news of products, software and advances in
Five thousand copies of the first edition were
printed and distributed to English departments in
universities and high schools across the country.
For more information, contact Froese through E-
Mail at: CMP2@UBCMTSA or telephone 228-
UBC Bookstore Director
John Hedgecock has
launched a nationwide gift
certificate program for books
under the auspices of Book
Tokens Canada, a corporate
subsidiary ofthe Canadian
Booksellers Association.
The gin certificates, known
as Book Tokens, can be purchased for any amount. The Hedgecock
recipient exchanges it to pay for the books. The UBC
Bookstore is one of about 300 bookstores across the
country participating in the plan.
The program is based on the British Bock Tokens
system, which has been in place since 1932.
The certificates cost $ 1 - 25 cents of which goes
to the Canadian Give the Gift of Literacy Foundation.
Horticulturalist David
Tarrant, Education Coordinator for UBC's Botanical
Garden, has won an award
for his television show, The
Canadian Gardener.
Tarrant and co-host Bob
Switzer were awarded the
TV Week Magazine Viewers' Choice Award in the Best
Gardening Show Host category. Their weekly program
is broadcast nationally on CBC TV.
Tarrant was host of the popular CBC British Columbia program, The Western Gardener, for five
seasons before it evolved into The Canadian Gardener.
A book launch for Tarrant's latest publication will
be held April 5 at the Shor>in-the-Garden from 12:30
p.m. to 2 p.m. Tarrant will be on hand to autograph
copies of A Year in Your Garden, a month-by-month
guide for B.C. gardens.
The Faculty of Education is establishing a memorial scholarship fund in honor
ofthe late Joseph Katz.
A well-known international educator
and curriculum scholar, Katz died last
November at the age of 77 after a 32-year
association with the university.
Katz was also a member of the former
Human Rights Commission and an active member of the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of
B.C., the main provincial umbrella group
for multicultural and immigrant service
The scholarship will be awarded to a
graduate student whose interest is in
multicultural education. Cheques should
be made payable to UBC, designated for
Katz and forwarded to the office of Education Dean Nancy Sheehan.
UBC Professor Dr. Tom
Perry is the new
MLA for the riding of Vancouver-
Point Grey.
The 37-year-
old New Democrat, who lectures
in the Faculty of
Medicine, defeated Socred
Michael Levy by
more than 7,000
Dr. Perry made land speculation a
major issue in the campaign, calling for a
tax to curb the problem.
A byelection was called in the riding
after Kim Campbell resigned to seek a
federal seat.
Continued from Page 4
■r     Photographic Exhibition
Until Mar. 30. M-F 9-4:30 p.m., S/S 12-4:30 p.m.
4- Jawaharlel Nehru: His Life and Times. Institute of Asian
Research, UBC. Organized and sponsored by the
Consulate General of India. Vancouver. Free admission. Tracing the life of Jawaharlel Nehru (1889-1964)
the first Prime Minister of independent India. Produced
by the Ministry of External Affairs, India, the exhibit is
comprised of over 160 photographs.
1      Musical Performances
Until April 23. 2:30 p.m. The Museum of Anthropology
presents a series of Sunday performances, entitled
Musica Latina Caliente. For information call 228-5087.
Great Hall, Museum of Anthropology.
Volunteers Needed
We are asking for women 19-60 years old to participate
in a UBC research study investigating eye function in
depressed patients and control volunteers. Volunteers
must not have a past history or family history of depres-
* sion. Volunteers would have retinal tests done at the
VGH Eye Care Centre. The eye tests take about an hour
oftimeand there is norjscomfort with the testing. A$15
stipend is offered. For more information call Dr. R. Lam
or Arlene Tompkins at 228-7325.
Volunteers Needed
Participants wanted immediately tor a study of the effectiveness of different coping techniques for managing
Public Speaking Anxiety. This is a 3-week training
program, offered free through the Department of Psychology, UBCtopersonswhoeither avoid or feel very
anxious in public speaking situations (e.g. dass presentations; public lectures; group discussions). For further
information call Aaron at 732-1931.
To find an interesting and challenging volunteer Job, get
in touch with Volunteer Connections, the on-campus
information and referral service supported by the AMS.
Student interviewers are trained to help UBC students,
staff and faculty find volunteer jobs in their area of
interest. For an appointment to explore the available
volunteer options, contact Voiunteer Connections, Student
Counselling and Resources Centre, Brock Hall 200, or
caH 228-3811.
Reading, Writing & Study Skills
Improve your reading speed and comprehension, composition, speech, study skids and vocabulary. The UBC
Reading, Writing and Study Skills Centre is offering 19
non-credS courses this torn, inducing Rearing for Speed
and Comprehension, Writing Business Letters and Memos,
Writing Proposals, Robert's Rules-Demystified, Thinking and Communicating on Your Feet, Media Interview
Techniques, ECT Workshops, as well as three correspondence courses. For registration information phone
Walter Gage Toastmasters
Wednesdays. Public Speaking Club Meeting. Speeches
and tabletopics. Guests are welcome. For information
callSulanat224-9976. Room215,SUB. 7:30p.m.
International House
Language Exchange Program
Ongoing. Free service to match up people who want to
exchange their language for another. For information
call Mawele Shamaila, International House at 228-5021.
International House
Language Bank Program
Free translation/interpretation services offered by International students and community in general. For information call Teresa Uyeno, International House at 228-
International House
Fitness Classes are now $5 per term. For information call
Department of Psychology
Individuals 18 and older are needed for a research
project on changes in memory across the adult life span.
For information call Jo Ann Miller at 228-4772.
Parents Wanted
Couples with children between the ages of 5 and 12 are
wanted for a project studying parenting. Participation
involves the mother and father discussing common
child-rearing problems and completing questionnaires
concerning several aspects of family life. Participation
will take about one hour. Evening appointments can be
arranged. Interpretation of questionnaire is available on
request. For further information, please contact Dr. C.
Johnston, Clinical Psychology, UBC at 228-6771.
Teaching Kids to Share
Mothers with 2 children between 21/2 and 6 years of age
are invited to participate in a free parent-education
program being evaluated in the Dept of Psychology at
UBC. The 5-session program offers chHd development
info and positive parenting strategies designed to help
parents guide their children in the development of sharing and cooperative play skills. For further information
call Georgia Tiedemann at the Sharing Project 228-
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,
students $25, all others $30. For information call 228-
Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility
All surplus items. For information call 228-2813. Every
Wednesday Noon-3 p.m. Task Force Bldg, 2352 Health
Science Mall.
Badminton Club
Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Badminton Club
meets Thursdays 8:30-10:30 p.m. and Fridays 6:30-830
p.m. in Gym A of the Robert Osborne Sports Centre.
Cost is $15 plus REC UBC card. For more information
call Bernie 228-4025 or 731 -9966.
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
Visit the Neville Scarfe Children's Garden located west of
the Education Building. Open all year-free. Families
interested in planting, weeding and watering in the
garden contact Jo-Anne Naslund at 434-1081 or 228-
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from April 1 -May 31.
Admission $1.25. Free on Wednesdays.
Botanical Gardens
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from April 1 -May 31.
Admission $2.50. Free on Wednesdays.
Eye injury increase
for UBC employees
worries safety staff
An increase in job-related eye injuries
among UBC employees has staff at Occupation Health and Safety concerned.
Year-end statistics show eye injuries
up 28 percent, to 32 in 1988 from 25 in
1987, said David Bell, occupational
hygiene officer.
Some of the mishaps occurred when
chemicals, battery acid or cleaning fluids
splashed into workers' faces, accident
reports show. Tree branches, flying glass
and other debris also accounted for many
accidents. And one clerical worker was
accidently poked in the eye by a coworker's pen.
None of the accidents was serious
enough to cause permanent sight loss, but
the potential has safety staff worried.
"Unlike many other types of accidents, the chances of permanent injury
are greatest with a serious eye injury,''
said Bell. "That's why we're so concerned about eye injuries. The tragedy of
eye injuries is that they are so easily
Use of proper eye protection is important, he said, urging employees to take
advantage of a program in which prescription safety glasses can be purchased
for as little as $50.
As well, the university has recently
joined a Canadian National Institute for
the Blind program that aims to boost
awareness of eye safety by rewarding
precautions that have deterred accidents.
"If anyone knows of someone who
has saved the sight of one or both of their
eyes on the job by using eye protection,
. we'd like to know about it," Bell said.
Employees working with chemicals
should know where the nearest eyewash
is located, he said. They should also
remember that the correct response for a
chemical eye injury is to irrigate the eye
for at least 15 minutes.
More information on eye protection
programs is available from Occupational
Health and Safety. UBC REPORTS   March 23.1989       4
Metallurgical Process
Engineering Seminar
Some Aspects of the Microstructure and Properties of
Pariculate Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites. Dr.
David J. Lloyd, Alcan International Limited - Kingston
Research and Development Centre. A discussion of the
development, production and commercialization of novel
metal matrix composites using molten metal casting
techniques. For information call 228-3667. Room 317,
Frank Forward Bldg., 6350 Stores Road. 3:30 p.m.
Graduate Student Seminar
Pharmacokinetic Aspects of Drug Transfer Across the
Placenta. Mr. K. Yeleswaram, Graduate Student For
information call 228-4887. Lecture Theatre #3, IRC Bldg.
12:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar
The Search For Cytotoxic and Antineoplastic Metabolites
From Marine Invertebrates. R.J. Andersen, UBC For
information call 228-5210. Room 1465, Biological Sciences Bldg. 3:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Seminar
Amauligak-From Discovery to Delineation. Dr. Peter
Meehan, Husky Oil. For information call 228-4525.
Room 330A, GLSC Bldg. 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Graduate-Faculty Christian Lecture/
Humanity, Revolution, Emancipation and Post-Christen
Culture. Dr. Peter Schouls, Dept. of Philosophy, U. of
Afcerta. Refreshments served. For information call 228-
3112. Penthouse, Buchanan Bldg. 4:30 p.m.
Statistics Seminar
The L1 Solution Set In Two-Way Tables. Dr. Patrick J.
Bums, Dept of Statistics, U. of Washington. For information call 228-3319. Room 102, Ponderosa AnnexC. 4
Textile Identification and Conservation
This identification and conversation clinic will have a
special locus on textiles as a complement to the exhibit
Translations of Tradition, Joanna Staniszkis recent work.
For information caH 228-5087. 7:30-9 p.m. Museum of
Arts History Lecture
Getting Down to Basics; Art History and the Tradition of
the Female Nude. Lynda Nead, British Feminist Art
Historian, U. of London, England. For information call
228-2757. Room 102, Lasserre Bldg. 12:30 p.m.
Forestry Awareness Seminar
Ethics and the Professional Forester. Paul Wood, R.P.F.,
Ethics Committee, Association of Professional Foresters. For information call 228-6021 or 228-4488. Room
166. MacMillan Bldg.  12:30-1:30 p.m.
Botany Seminar
Hybridization and Evolution in the Genus Maiacothrix.
Dr. W. Stanley DavE, U ol Louisville For information cal
228-2133. Room 200, Biological Sciences Bldg. 1230
Health Care & Epidemiology Seminar
Can the Effects of the Inner City School Lunch Program
Be Measured? Susan Crawford, UBC. For information
call 228-2258. 4th Floor Boardroom, IRC Bktg. 12:30-
130 p.m.
Modem Chemistry Lecture
Professor Akio Yamamoto, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Professor Yamamoto is this year's Inorganic West
Coast Lecturer. Refreshments served. For information
call 228-3266. Room 250, Chemistry BkJg. 1 p.m.
Noon-Hour Series
Katherine Van Kampen. soprano and Betty Suderman,
piano. Admission $2. For information call 228-3113.
Recital Han, Music Bldg. 1230 p.m.
Cecil & Ida Green Visiting Professor
Engineering Seminar
Ships and Their Structures. Professor John B. Caldwell,
Head, School of Marine Technology, U. of Newcastle-
Upon-Tyne. For information call 228-5675. Room 1204,
CEME BWg. 1230 p.m.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis. Dr. R.J.
Claridge. For information call 875-4646. Auditorium,
Eye Care Centre. 7:30 a.m.
Psychiatry Academic Lecture
A Field Sstudy on Suicide in a Hmong Refugee Camp in
Thailand. LouiseJilek-Aall, MD, FRCP(C), UBC; Anthropologist With Speciality in Cultural Psychiatry. For
information call 875-2025. Room D308, Acute Care
BkJg, Shaughnessy Hospital. 8:30-930 a.m.
Forestry Seminar
Forestry Canada: Who We Are and Where We Are
Going. Dr. T. John Drew, Pacific Forestry Centre,
Forestry Canada, Victoria. For information call 228-2507
or228-4166. Room 166, MacMillan Bldg. 12:30-1:30
UBC Reports is published every
second Thursday by the UBC
CoamHinity Relations Office, 6328
iVicffloriatRd, Vancouver, B.G, Vat
1W5. Telephone 228-3131.
Editor-in-Chief: Don Whiteley
Editor. Howard FluxgoM
Contributors: Greg Dickson,
Paste Martin, Jo Moss,
Gavin Wilson.
Book Launch/Author Signing
at the Garden
Publication "A Year in Your Garden," a month by month
guide for B.C. Gardens. Author: David Tarrant, Ed.
Coordinator UBC Botanical Garden. Mr. Tarrant will be
signing copies of his publication at The Shop in the
Garden - UBC Botanical Garden. For information call
Geri Barnes at 922-0992 or David Tarrant at 228-3928.
12:30-2 p.m.
March 26- April 8   I   I Thursday, apr. 6~|
Joanna Staniszkis ofUBC's School ofFamily and Nutritional Sciences is one of Canada's foremost textile artists. Her
work is on display at the Museum of Anthropology until April 16. Pictured here are three standing forms, "Indigo Form
with a Shirt Nos. 1-3." The figures are wrapped in indigo-dyed silk and covered with silk ribbon on wire mesh. On the wall
hang works inspired by ancient Peruvian feather tunics.
For events in the period April 9 to April 22, notices must be submitted on proper Calendar forms no later than 4 p.m. on
Wednesday, March 29 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Room 207, Old Administration Building. For
more information call 228-3131.
Creative Writing Lecture
Writing on Canadian Culture. Susan Crean. Sponsored
by the Madean Hunter Chair of non-fiction and writing on
business. For information call 228-2712. Room A100,
Buchanan Bldg. 12:30 p.m.
Microbiology Seminar
Structure and Expression of a Simple Plant RNA Virus.
Dr. D'Ann Rooon, Agriculture Canada, Vancouver Research Station. For information call 228-6648. Room
201, Wesbrook Bldg. 12:30 p.m.
Resource Ecology Seminar
The Evolution of Dispersal arid Life Histories in Insects:
From Darwin to Now. Derek Roff, McGill U. For
information call 228-4329. Room 1, Hut B5. 12:30 p.m.
Resource Ecology Seminar
Sexual Size Dimorphism in Temperate Water Striders.
Daphne Fairbairn, Concordia U. For information call
228-4329. Room 2449, Biosciences Bldg. 4:30 p.m.
Lipid Rounds
Mutations Affecting Lipoprotein Structure and Metabolism. Dr. Attie. For information call 875-2181. Colbeck
Library. Noon.
UBC Chamber Strings
Gerald Stanick, director. Admission: Free. For information call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music BkJg. 12:30 p.m.
University Singers
James Fankhauser, director. Admission: Free. For
information call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music Bldg. 8
Physics Colloquium
The Dumand Project. Dr. John Learned, U. of Hawaii.
For information call 228-2136 or 228-3853. Room 201,
Hennings BkJg. 4 p.m.
Public Sale
Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility, 2352 Health Sciences Mall. For information call 228-2813. Noon-3 p.m.
Cecil & Ida Green Visiting Professor
Free Public Lecture
Naval Architecture: Advancing to the 21st Century.
Professor John B. Caldwell, Head, School of Marine
Technology, U of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Co-sponsored by Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. For information call 228-5675. Room A-102,
Buchanan Bldg. 8 p.m.
Ocean Sciences and Engineering
Research Seminar
Risk of Ice Impact Against Offshore Facilities. A.B.
Dunwoody, UBC. For information call 228-5210. Room
1215, CEME Bldg. 3:30 p.m.
Psychology Colloquium
Orangutan Behaviour In The Wild. Dr. Birute Galdikas,
Department of Archaeology, SFU. For information call
228-2755. Room 2510, Kenny BkJg. 12:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Seminar
Precious Metals Deposte Associated With Akaine Igneous
Rocks in the Cordillera. Dr. Felix Mutschler, Eastern
Washington U. For information call 228-4525. Room
330A, GLSC Bldg. 12:30-130 p.m.
Psychiatry Research Day
Presentations on Basic Sciences and Clinical Research.
Plenary address, Dr. Herbert Meltzer, Case Western
Reserve U„ Recent Advances in the Treatment of Schizophrenia. For information call 228-7310. Psychiatry
Lecture Theatre, Detwiller Pavilion. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Rehabilitation Medicine &
Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball Challenge. Tickets: $2
available at PABC. For information call 294-1664. War
Memorial Gym. 7-9 p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds
Brain Gut Axis. Dr. J.C. Brown, UBC. For information cal
228-7737. Room G279, HSCH-ACU. Noon.
Theoretical Chemistry Seminar
Monte Cano Simulations of Two-Dimensional Models of
Nematic Liquid Crystals. M. Gingras, Physics Dept.
SFU. For information call 228-3299 or 228-3266. Room
225, Chemistry BkJg. 3:30 p.m.
Continuing Education Workshop
Lies We Tell Ourselves and Our Children: A Workshop
on Child-Parent Relationships. Jennifer Shifrin. Fee:
$42. For information call 222-5238. Room2N,A&B,
Health Sciences Psych. Unit 9-5 p.m.
FRIDAY, MAR. 31     |
University Singers
James Fankhauser, director. Admission: Free. For
information call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music Bldg.
12:30 p.m.
Paediatric Grand Rounds
Are There Any (And Useful) Tests in Rheumatology? Dr.
R. Petty and Dr. P. Malteson, UBC. For information call
875-2117. Audtorium, G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre.
9 a.m.
Cecil & Ida Green Visiting Professor
Engineering Lecture
The Prospects for Ocean Technology. Professor John
B. Caldwell, Head, School of Marine Technology, U. of
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. For information call 228-5675.
Room 1202, CEME Bldg.  12:30 p.m.
Asian Studies Graduate Student
Bhartrharil's Vakyapadiya and Its Study by the Buddhists. Jan Houben, Ph.D. candidate Department of
Asian Studies. Ail are welcome. For information call
228-3881. Room 604, Asian Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar
The Effect of Particle Size Distribution in the Distributor
Region of a Fluidized Bed Reactor. Mr. G. Chiu, Graduate Studenl. For information call 228-3238. Room 206,
Chemical Engineering Bldg. 3:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Molecular Genetics of Leishmania Ant^ens. Dr. Robert
McMaster, UBC. For information call 228-5311. Room
D309A, Shaughnessy Hospital. 1 p.m.
Nobel Lecture
Biomembranes Discussion Seminar
The Three Dimensional Structure of the Subunits of a
Bacterial Photo-Synthetic Reaction Centre. Professor
Johan Deisenhofer, Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
U. of Texas S.W. Medcal Centre. For information call Dr.
R. Brownsey at 228-3810. Lecture Hall #2, IRC Bldg.
3:45 p.m.
Cancer Seminar
Rationale for 5 F.U. Folinic Add in Clinical Oncology. Dr.
Youcef Rustum, Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, N.Y. For information call 877-6010. Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer Research Centre, 601 W. 10th. Noon-
1 p.m.
Physiology Seminar
Cyclosporin: Molecular Action, Immunosuppression
and Pathophysiology. Dr. P. Keown, UBC. For information call 228-2083. Room #4, IRC Bldg. 4:45p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Seminar
The Baculovirus Expression Vector System-Applications to Poiyprotein Processing. Dr. Christian Oker-
Blom, Dept. of Entomology, Texas A & M. U. For
information call Dr. J. ChanMer at 874-4347. Room 4210,
Copp Bldg. 4 p.m.
Forestry Seminar Series
B.C. Log Export Policy: Historical Review and Analysis.
Mr. Craig Shinn, U. of Washington. For information call
228-2507 or 228-4166. Room 166, MacMillan Bldg.
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium
Optical Radbmetry in the International Bureau of Weights
and Measures. Dr. R. Kohler, Bureau International des
Poids et Mesures, Paris. For information phone 228-
3853. Room 201, Hennings Bldg. 4p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds
Nutrition and the Lung - New Concepts. Dr. Road, Dr.
Wilcox and Dr. Fleetham, UBC. For information call 228-
7737. Room G-279, HSCH-ACU. Noon.
Paediatric Grand Rounds
Home Tracheostomy and Ventilation. The ABCs of
Pediatric Transport: Altitutde, Breathing Problems and
Cost. Dr. R. Adderley and Dr. A. Macnab, UBC. For information call 875-2117. Auditorium, G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre. 9 a.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Biophysical Approaches to the Human Genome. Joe
Gray, Ph.D. from the Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory. For information call 228-5311. RccmD30B,
University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site. 1 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar
The Use of Single-Fiber Wetting Measurements in the
Assessment of Adhesion and Absorbency. Professor
John Berg, Rehnberg Professor of Chemical Engineering, U. of Washington. For information call 228-2815.
Room 206, Chemical Engineering BkJg. 330 p.m.
Theoretical Chemistry Seminar
Time-Dependent Electron Transport Properties in Rare-
Gas Mixtures. K. Leung, UBC. For iriformation caH 228-
3299 or 228-3266. Room 225, Chemistry Bldg. 3:30
Social Work Workshop
Fathers and the Practice of Family Therapy. Mark
Morissette, UBC. Fee $6&$40 students - preregistration
necessary. For information call 228-2576. Lecture Hall
A, School of Social Work. 9:30-4:30 p.m.
Molecular Choreography With
Lasers. Dr. Geraidne Kenny-
Wallace, Chairman, Science
Council of Canada.
AU lectures are in Lecture Hall
#2, Woodward Instructional
Resource Centre at 8:15 p.m
UBC Fine Arts Gallery
Mar. 22-Apr. 29. Dance With Minutiae: The Paintings of
Dulcie Foo Fat. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 10-5p.m.;Sat. Noon-5
School and College Liaison Office
Spring Days Program
Mar. 28-31. 10 a.m. and-2 p.m. The second annual
Spring Days Program gives prospective undergraduate
students the opportunity to see many aspects ot the
campus on a guided walking tour, and have their questions answered at an optional information session. Tours
leave from Brock Hall, Room 204D. For information call
Language Programs and Services
Japanese and Mandarin Intensive Weekend at Harrison
Hot Springs. Non-credit conversational Japanese and
Mandarin classes will be offered Mar. 31 -Apr. 2 at the
Harrison Hot Springs Hotel. Meals and tuition are
included in the $280 fee.
For more information and a brochure, please call Language Programs and Services at 222-5227.
Continuing Education Workshop
Sat/Sun, Apr. 8/9. 10-6 p.m. Acupressure Massage II
Energy Workshop. Dr. Dantaa Beggs, MD. Fee: $110.
For information call 222-5238. Conference Room, Carr
Lung Disease Subjects Wanted
We are seeking interstitial lung disease subjects in order
to study the effect of this disorder on response to sub-
maximal exercise. For further information call Frank
Chung at 228-7708. School of Rehab. Medicine.
Statistical Consulting
and Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the Department of Statistics to
provide statistical advice to faculty and graduate students working on research problems. For information
call 228-4037. Forms for appointments available in
Room 210, Ponderosa Annex C.
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