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UBC Dentistry student Bruce Marshall applies the techniques learned in
peak performance training on mannequin at UBC SIMLAB.
See TRAINING on Page 7
Evictions ordered
following appeal
A student housing appeals committee has increased the number of demerit points issued to two Cariboo
House residents who sent obscene and
threatening letters to female students,
said Mary Risebrough, director of student housing.
The male students, whose names
were withheld, will now be evicted
LONGHOUSE: The new First
Nations Longhouse will be a
home-away-from-home for
Native students on campus
Pago 2
COINCIDENCE: A theft from
Ms car began an odd turn of
KILLAM; Wtanersof the UBC
KIHam Research Prize are
announced, fiaged
from the university residence, as recommended in an earlier decision by an
all-student committee.
The original decision was appealed
by Place Vanier residence supervisor
Carl Cooper. Neither of the students
facing eviction had appealed the earlier ruling.
Cooper appealed on the grounds that
demerit points issued for the abuse of
housing staff were insufficient and not
in keeping with past precedents. A
female staff member received one of
the most threatening letters in the Oct.
18 incident.
The appeals committee agreed with
Cooper and increased demerit points
on that charge to three from one, Risebrough said. The committee upheld the
recommendations for demerit points
issued to the pair for two related offences.
The evicted students were among a
group of male residents who sent obscene invitations to a tug-of-war to 300
female students in Place Vanier. Another 18 male students were earlier put
on probation by the housing standards
Students involved in the incident
may also face disciplinary action by
UBC President David Strangway.
University to receive $5.8 million funding
UBC named Canadian
Centre of Excellence
UBC's Centre for Human Settlements has been awarded $5.8-million
in funding and designated a Canadian
Centre of Excellence in International
Development by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
The announcement was made at
UBC Oct. 26 by Robert Wenman,
Member of Parliament for Fraser Valley West, on behalf of Monique Landry, Minister for External Relations
and International Development.
Wenman said the UBC proposal,
one of four chosen from 38 submissions by Canadian universities, was
"It gives priority to the poorest; it
enhances the role of women; it builds
partnerships; and it promotes environmentally sound development," Wenman said.
"I think it's terrific that this award
has come to the centre as one of the
largest single grants in UBC history
and one of the largest ever in the social
sciences and humanities," said Robert
Miller, Vice-President, Research.
The proposal takes a "one-world"
approach to housing and urban development issues, said David Hulchanski,
director of the Centre for Human Settlements, which is affiliated with the
School of Community and Regional
Planning in the Faculty of Graduate
"Many urban problems that we face
have parallels in developing countries,"
he said. "This grant will help make
UBC a centre of expertise on urban
and planning issues in Asia and we
will be able to assist Asian nations in
developing their own innovative solutions to housing and urban development problems."
Part of the
proposal will
have the centre
work with the
private sector in
Vancouver to
develop an effective low cost
system that will Wenman
help Asian cities keep track of their
explosive growth.
Alan Artibise, director of the School
of Community and Regional Planning,
said the award is another indication of
the lead UBC is taking in teaching and
research in the Asia Pacific.
"The new Centre of Excellence is
dramatic evidence ofthe rapidly growing strength of UBC in the field of
Asian Studies," he said.
"Through this project we will work
with three partner universities in
China, one in Thailand and one in
Indonesia. We will also work with an
ongoing advisory group of faculty associates from planning schools in
Canada and the developing countries
of Asia."
CIDA, which operates Canada's
official international development assistance program, will pay $5.8 million of the centre's total cost of $9.2
million over five years.
Planning Professor Brahm Wiesman will serve as project director for
the start-up of the Centre of Excellence.
Women fs Studies degree
program likely next fall
A degree program in Women's Studies may be offered to
UBC Faculty of Arts students starting next fall.
The proposal for an undergraduate major in the discipline
was recently endorsed by faculty members following a rigorous review. It now goes to Senate for final approval.
Patricia Marchak, Dean of Arts, said       Women's Studies conference at UBC
UBC faculty and students have demonstrated a steady interest in Women's
Studies since courses were first offered
almost 20 years ago.
"Most other universities, large and
small, have had Women's Studies programs for quite some time," said
Marchak. "We are rather late in developing this at the full-faculty level, but
are delighted nonetheless."
Tannis MacBeth Williams, co-ordinator of the Women's Studies Committee, said Women's Studies is a mul-
tidisciplinary field that draws upon
several traditional disciplines with its
own texts, journals and methodologies.
Williams added that strong course
enrolments, the establishment of several lecture series', and the success of a
last year, highlight the need for a separate program.
"There is now a large body of
knowledge and theory concerning
women that cannot be adequately covered within traditional disciplines or a
traditional majors program." said Williams.
The degree program, which would
be staffed through cross-appointments
between Women's Studies and existing departments, combines Women's
Studies courses with a number of
courses already offered in several departments.
It is also hoped that the fully developed program will be complemented
by a proposed inter-faculty Centre for
Research in Women's Studies and
Gender Relations to enhance UBC
scholarship in these areas.
The current program is anchored
by WMST 222, Introduction to
Women's Studies, and WMST 224,
Women and Literature.
Women's Studies 222 becomes
compulsory in the degree program,
along with third-year courses
WMST 322 and WMST 324. Fourth-
year students would be required to
take one of two advanced research
seminars dealing with Women's Studies in the humanities, or social
The remaining 7.5 units, ofthe 15
units required for a major in third and
fourth years, would be taken from
Special Topics courses in Women's
Studies or from 12 courses approved
for Women's Studies credit in 10 Arts
A dozen courses of related interest,
but not counting toward a major, are
also being offered. Among these is the
third-year course WMST 300. Introduction to Gender Relations, created
to help educate both men and women
about gender-related issues.
With soaring gas prices, traffic congestion,
environmental worries and construction putting
the squeeze on campus parking spaces, car pooling may be an idea whose time has come.
Karen Pope thinks so. The UBC staff member
has started a free, car pool matching service for
university faculty, staff and students.
"For example, I drive in from North Burnaby
and it costs me $4 to $5 a day for gas alone.
said Pope. "But even if just two people share a
ride, it cuts costs in half."
Pope, who works in the office of the Dean
of Applied Science, is initiating the program
herself. The program comes as the Greater
Vancouver Regional District is promoting its
Go Green campaign, which urges commuters to
consider the environmental and economic reasons   for  travelling   by   car  pool   or  public
To enter your name in UBC's new car pool
matching service, send a letter to Pope, in care
of the Dean's office, listing home address,
place of work, hours of work, home phone number, UBC local and whether you smoke while
Pope enters the information on a computer
database. When a match is found, she will give
you the names and numbers of potential car pool
partners in your area.
The Alma Mater Society also operates a car
pool program called UBC Rideshare.
Open to faculty and staff, as well as students,
you don't even need a car to join. Riders are
welcome to sign up and match themselves with
drivers who are registered.
Register at Speakeasy in the SUB Concourse,
open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, or call 228-3737
for more information. UBC REPORTS Nov. 15.1990
Will consolidate Native programs
New Longhouse home to First Nations students
Construction is expected to begin
next year on the First Nations Long-
house, a new centre for Native Indian
students at UBC.
The longhouse will replace the huts
currently used by the First Nations
House of Learning, a campus body
that promotes quality studies based on
relevance to the philosophy and values
of First Nations peoples. The facility
will also consolidate other First Nations programs on campus.
"The longhouse will serve as a
home-away-from-home where First
Nations students will be able to maintain their sense of community in an
apppropriate environment," said Verna
Kirkness, director of the First Nations
House of Learning.
Construction will be funded through
donations to UBC's fundraising campaign, A World of Opportunity, including a $1-million contribution by
retired Vancouver businessman Jack
Bell. Matching funds will come from
the provincial government.
The First Nations Longhouse will
be built using elements of traditional
Coast Salish design and constructed
almost entirely of western red cedar.
The 100-metre-long roof will be
sheathed with copper, a metal of great
significance to coastal peoples. Its
Photo by Media Services
An aerial view of model of future UBC First Nations Longhouse: design likened to "the outstretched wings of an eagle ".
shape has been likened to the outstretched wings of an eagle, said architect Larry McFarland, of Vancouver.
The longhouse will be built on land
now used as a parking lot in the area
bounded by West Mall, Lower Mall,
the Fraser Parkade and Ponderosa
The location is the original site of
UBC's first arboretum and many of
the original trees still remain. Only
eight trees will be removed during
Vancouver in "seismic ring of fire"-
UBC engineer foresees giant quake
Peter Byrne doesn't want to sound
: any alarm bells but the UBC engineering professor says based on historical
and geological evidence, there's a 10-
per-cent chance that the Vancouver
area will be hit with a severe earthquake in the next 50 years.
Because Vancouver is located on
the edge of what Byrne calls a seismic
"ring of fire," the city could be in store
for a particularly nasty bit of geological handywork known as a subduction
earthquake. That's when one area of
land slips below another area of land
and pushes it toward the surface of the
earth. However, the professor is quick
to point out that it could be as long as
1,000 years before a subduction earthquake strikes this ring of fire in the
Pacific region.
"In order to be prepared for an earthquake, you have to know what's going
to happen," said Byrne. "Something
like a subduction earthquake occurs
every 500 years or so and geological
signs indicate something is brewing.
The potential for a subduction earthquake is a big concern."
Byrne's concern centres around the
level of shaking that a subduction earthquake would generate.
"The level of shaking would be
higher than San Francisco was subjected to in last year's quake," said
Byme, "and because a subduction
earthquake can be very large, its effects would be felt over a much
wider region, covering hundreds of
kilometres. Earthquakes don't kill
people, it's the collapse of buildings
and structures that causes the damage."
Fortunately, many of the structures
found in Vancouver are built on what
Byrne calls good, hard ground, and
they would hold their own in a subduction earthquake.
"The UBC campus, for example,
sits on good stuff," said Byrne.
"Wood-frame houses would behave
reasonably well. However, some of
the older areas around the city, which
feature structures built from unrein-
forced masonry, might not fare that
well and could collapse."
Byme and Mel Blaney, director of
emergency programs for the City of
Vancouver, addressed an audience at
the UBC Student Union Building Nov.
5, as part of UBC's Health and Safety
Awareness Week.
What's the best course of action to
take if you're subjected to the shake,
rattle and roll of an earthquake? They
said if you're outdoors, stay outdoors.
If you're in a building, stay in the building. And if you're anywhere near a
desk or table, get under it.
Photo by Media Services
Fine Arts Professor Judith Williams with portions of her exihibit entitled "Who's Story Is This?" The exhibit is on
display at the Surrey Art Gallery until Dec. 2. The fir and cedar sculpture holds two hand-bound books; one using
texts from explorer's journals and one with a text by Williams and images from Native pictographs.
construction; those of botanical value
will be kept. Two huts on West Mall
will also be removed.
The centrepiece of the longhouse
will be the Great Hall. Designed for
ceremonial use, it will be large enough
to accommodate 300 to 400 people.
The hall's four massive cedar columns
will be decorated by native carvers. At
its highest point, the ceiling will be 10
metres high.
Another unique feature of the plan
is the Spirit Renewal Hall, a small
structure open to the outdoors and surrounded by tall trees. It is intended for
quiet contemplation.
The longhouse will also contain a
library, Elders Hall, seminar rooms,
student services, ceremonial plaza and
offices for Native academic programs
such as law, education and health care.
The roof of the underground library
will resemble those of the traditional
pit houses of native people living in
the Interior and upper Fraser Valley.
Future users of the building and
Native elders were extensively surveyed for their opinions and input before architects drew up the plans.
For example, the longhouse will be
oriented on the site according to the
points of the compass. This is contrary
to the campus planning grid, but in
direct response to the spiritual and cultural symbols of the First Nations
People, said McFarland.
The site of the new First Nations
House of Learning longhouse was
blessed in a traditional ceremony by
the Musqueam people.
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UBC instructor and novelist Ian Slater with some of his best-selling books.
Timing perfect
for Nazi novel
Ian Slater can't help but shake his
head over the series of coincidences
surrounding the publication of his latest two novels, Forbidden Zone, which
is based on factual but little-known
events of the Second World War, and
Slater, who teaches in the Arts I
program and edits the journal Pacific
Affairs, is the author of best-selling
adventure thrillers, including Firespill,
Air Glow Red, Deep Chill and Storm,
as well as an acclaimed study of the
author of 1984, Orwell: The Road to
Airstrip One.
Slater was on his way to photocopy
the only manuscript ofthe newly completed Forbidden Zone when it was
stolen from his car at Jericho Beach.
Publication was delayed as he began
the heart-breaking job of re-writing the
entire book. But when it was released
last June, the timing could not have
been better.
"I'm almost tempted to say the thief
did me a favor," said Slater.
Forbidden Zone is based on an obscure but chilling episode of the Nazi
era. Deep underground, in a secret factory in the Harz Mountains, the Nazis
were developing their V-l and V-2
rockets, while in another part of the
country, they were manufacturing the
world's first nerve gas, of the kind Iraq
now threatens to use.
Only days after the novel's publication, Slater saw one ofthe architects
ofthe Nazi rocket program on the front
page of the Globe and Mail.
Arthur Rudolph, a suspected war
criminal barred from Canada, had been
detained at Toronto's Pearson airport.
He is suspected of complicity in atrocities at the Dora-Nordhausen forced
labor camp, the setting of Forbidden
Although honored in the United
States after the war as a top rocket
scientist for NASA, Rudolph was later
accused by the U.S. Justice department
of being responsible for the appalling
working conditions at Dora-
Nordhausen, where as many as 25,000
inmates were literally worked to death
in the underground factory.
He relinquished his U.S. citizenship in 1984 rather than face charges
and now lives in Germany.
After seeing the article, Slater spoke
with the U.S. Justice Department's
chief investigator in the Rudolph
"He said it is certainly a small world.
A colleague of his had just mentioned
reading a book — Forbidden Zone —
all about Dora-Nordhausen," said
Slater. "He was staggered, as I was, by
the sheer coincidence of it."
"Some feel we should forgive and
forget some of the crimes uncovered
during the war — that Rudolph is 88
years old. My response is: 25,000
people never got a chance to be 88
years old."
Meanwhile, the global tensions
generated by the crisis in the Persian
Gulf have given Slater's latest novel,
WW III, a new sense of urgency. Just
released this month, the novel portrays
a world slipping inexorably towards
75-year medals honor
extraordinary service
As part ofthe special, fall congregation ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 29, 75 members of
the university community will
receive UBC 75th anniversary
medals. These medals recognize extraordinary service and
commitment to the university.
The ceremony begins at 2:30
p.m. in the War Memorial Gym.
Recipients of 75th anniversary
medals are:
MICHAEL AMES - Museum of
KENNETH ANDREWS - Department of Plant Operations
of Medical Genetics
JAMES BANHAM - Information
Officer (retired)
of Music
JUNE BINKERT - Department
of Fine Arts
SADIE BOYLES - Professor
Emerita Education
JOHN BROCKINGTON - Department of Theatre
JUDY BROWN - Department
of English
PAUL BURNS - St. Mark's College
SUE CALTHROP - Health Sciences Department Coordinator
Counselling/Ceremonies Office
NANCY CHO - Alumni - Rehabilitation Medicine Division
CLARE DAEM - School of
Family & Nutritional Sciences
LAURENDA DANIELLS - Archivist Emerita
DAVID DEVINE - Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre
Emeritus of Microbiology
WILLIAM DUSING - Department of Classics
JEAN ELDER - Department of
ALBERT EMSLIE - Department
of Plant Operations
BARBARA EVANS - President's
of Music
Emeritus of Science
JOHN FOSTER - Information
Systems Management
Housing ik Conferences
HUGH GREENWOOD - Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences
HELEN HAHN - Vice-President
Research Office
Financial Aid Office
ROBERT HINDMARCH - Athletics and Sports Services
Students' Office
JOHN HOWE - Campus Mail
JOHN IRVINE - Department of
Plant Operations
JOAN KING - Ceremonies
VERNA KIRKNESS - First Nations
House of Learning
PETER LARKIN - University Professor
MICHAEL LEE - Former President Alma Mata Society
DAVID LINDQUIST - Senior Instructor Emeritus of Physics
SHIRLEY LOUIE - Food Services
PETER LUSZTIG - Dean, Faculty
of Commerce & Business Administration
Students'Office/Faculty of Education
ALBERT McCLEAN - Associate
Vice-President/Faculty of Law
PEIG McTAGUE - Vice-Chair
Open House
FRANCES MEDLEY - Registrar's
VADILAL MODI - Department
of Mechanical Engineering
Athletics and Sports Services
Emeritus of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Emeritus of Mathematics
JOE NAGEL - Geological Sciences Museum
RAYLEEN NASH - Faculty of
Graduate Studies
J.E.A. PARNALL - Registrar
Library, Archival & Information
STEVE RAK - Department of
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Emeritus of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Housing & Conferences
J. LEWIS ROBINSON - Professor Emeritus of Geography
RUBY RUDD - Purchasing Department
OLGA RUMEN - Totem Park
Food Services
BARRY SCOn - Bookstore
A.F. (Dick) SHIRRAN - Director Student Counselling &
Resources Centre (retired)
Chair Marketing Committee,
75th Anniversary Celebrations
MARY STOVELL - Food Services
ROY SUMI - Gardener Nitobe
Garden (retired)
Emeritus of Forest Sciences
FRANCES TAKEMOTO - Financial Services Department
PAUL THIELE - Crane Library-
BEVERLEY TWAITES - Department of Pathology
NORMAN WATT - Extra Sessional Studies
SUSAN WATTS - Department
of Forest Sciences
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
ROBERT WILL - Former Dean,
Faculty of Arts
Following the congregation
ceremony, Chancellor Leslie
Peterson and President David
Strangway invite all guests to
join them at a reception in
front of Main Library.
The reception includes the
ceremonial turning on of the
lights on the giant sequoiadendron tree in front of the library.
The lights are part of the Lights
of Learning program, designed
to help improve campus safety
through increased lighting.
Chancellor Peterson and
President Strangway will offer
brief comments, the UBC Brass
Band will provide music for seasonal carols and refreshments
will be served.
Faculty, staff, students "Go Green" with carpool matching service
With soaring gas prices, traffic congestion,
environmental worries and construction putting
the squeeze on campus parking spaces, car pooling may be an idea whose time has come.
Karen Pope thinks so. The UBC staff member
has started a free, car pool matching service for
university faculty, staff and students.
"For example, I drive in from North Bumaby
and it costs me $4 to $5 a day for gas alone.
Taking the bus takes twice as long to get here,"
said Pope. "But even if just two people share a
ride, it cuts costs in half."
Pope, who works in the office of the Dean
of Applied Science, is initiating the program
herself. The program comes as the Greater
Vancouver Regional District is promoting its
Go Green campaign, which urges commuters to
consider the environmental and economic reasons   for  travelling   by   car  pool   or  public
To enter your name in UBC's new car pool
matching service, send a letter to Pope, in care
of the Dean's office, listing home address,
place of work, hours of work, home phone number, UBC local and whether you smoke while
Pope enters the information on a computer
database. When a match is found, she will give
you the names and numbers of potential car pool
partners in your area.
The Alma Mater Society also operates a car
pool program called UBC Rideshare.
Open to faculty and staff, as well as students,
you don't even need a car to join. Riders are
welcome to sign up and match themselves with
drivers who are registered.
Register at Speakeasy in the SUB Concourse,
open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, or call 228-3737
for more information. 4     UBC REPORTS Nov. IS. 1990
November 18
December 1
SUNDAY, NOV. 18   \
University Singers
Eric Hannan, director.   Free admission.
Music Recital Hall at 8pm. Call 228-3113.
MONDAY, NOV. 19   \
Cancer Research Seminar
Progression Of An Androgen-Responsive
Shionogi Tumor Towards Hormonal Autonomy: A Model For Prostate Cancer.
Dr. Koichiro Akakura, Urology, School of
Medicine, Chiba U., Japan. B.C.C.R.C.
Lecture Theatre, 601 W. 10th from 12-
1pm. Call 877-6010.
Pediatrics Research Seminar
i The Macrophage As Renaissance Cell: Jack Of All
Trades, Master Of Some.
I Prof. David Speert, Infec-
I tious Diseases, Pediatrics,
UBC. University Hospital,
Shaughnessy Site D-308 at 12pm. Refreshments at 11:45am. Call 875-2492.
Astronomy Seminar
Cosmic Strings. Dr. Bill Unruh, UBC.
Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Coffee from 3:30pm. Call H. Richer 228-
Biochemistry Seminar
Amphiregluin And HER-3: Family Members Or Molecular Orphans? Dr. Greg
Plowman, Oncogen Corporation, Seattle, W A. IRC #4 at 3:45pm. Call 228-
MECH 598 Seminar
Numerical And Experimental Modelling Of
An Active Suspension. Dajang Yang.
Flow Visualization Of High Speed Injection Of Natural Gas Into A Combustion
Chamber. Patric Ouellette. Both speakers, M.A.Sc. students, Mechanical Engineering. Civil/Mech. Engineering 1202
from 3:30-4:30pm. Call 228-6200.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
An Alternative Approach To Electromagnetic Boundary Value Problems. Dr. Rod
Donelly, Electrical Engineering, U. of
Newfoundland, St. Johns. Mathematics
229 at 3:45pm. Call 228-4584.
UBC Debating Society
Do Animals Have Rights? Dr. Richard
Sikora, Philosophy, UBC, against Dr. Ed
Locke, Business/Management, U. of Maryland. Reception follows. SUB Auditorium
from 2:30-4:30pm. Call 876-6386.
CBC Reports is the faculty and
Staff newspaper of the University
of British Columbia. It is ptib-
Bshed every second Thursday by
the UBC Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1W5.
Telephone 228-3131.
Advertising inquiries: 228-4775.
Director: Margaret Nevin
Managing Editor: Steve Crombie
Contributors: Connie FHIetti,
Abe Hefter, Charles Ker,
Paula Martin and Gavin Wilson.
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For events in the period Dec. 2 to Dec. 15 notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar forms no later
than noon on Tuesday, Nov. 20 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Room 207, Old Administration Building.
For more information call 228-3131. The next edition of UBC Reports wil be published Nov. 29. Notices exceeding 35 words
may be edited.
Anthropology/Sociology Guest
Typologies Of Mobilization: Deflections
On Ecology And Ideology. Prof. Harriet
Rosenberg, Director, Health/Society Program, York U. Anthropology/Sociology
207/9 from 11:30am-1 pm. Call 228-2756.
Botany Seminar
Factors Regulating The Expression Of
Genes In Zygotic And Microspore Derived
Embryos Of Brassica Napus. Maurice
Moloney, Biological Sciences, U. of Calgary. BioSciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call
Medical Genetics Seminar
Molecular Genetics Of Leishmania. Dr.
W. Robert McMaster, Medical Genetics,
UBC. Hennings 202 at 8:30am. Coffee at
8:15am. Call 228-5311.
Grass Foundation Lecture
Dynamic Imaging Of Ca++ In Neurons.
Dr. David W. Tank, AT&T Bell Labs. University Hospital, UBC Site, G-279 at 4pm.
Call 228-2330.
Lectures In Modem Chemistry
Experiments With Laser-
Cooled Mercury Ions. Dr.
Wayne Itano, National Inst,
of Standards/Technology,
Boulder, CO. Chemistry
B-250 at 1pm. Refreshments from 12:40pm. Call 228-3266.
Faculty Recital
Kathleen Rudolph, flute; John Rudolph,
percussion. Free admission. Music Recital Hall at 8pm. Call 228-3113.
TAG Fall 1990 Seminar
Computerized Literature
Searching: Can You Do It
Yourself? PiaChristensen,
Elizabeth Caskey, Pat Lysyk, Dan Heino, Helen
Mayoh and Joan Sandilands, UBC Library. Main Library 835, top
floor, north wing from 3:30-5:30pm. Call
Ecology/Resource Ecology
Distribution, Abundance And Movements
Of Nectar Feeding Birds. Graham Pyke,
Australian Museum. BioSciences 2449 at
4:30pm. Call 228-2731.
Geophysics Seminar
IRIS - A Major Seismological Research
Facility. Dr. Tim Ahern, Incorporated
Research Institutions of Seismology (IRIS),
Houston, TX. Geophysics/Astronomy 260
at 4pm. Coffee at 3:45pm. Call 228-
E.S. Woodward Lecture Series
The Soviet Economic Reforms: Intentions Versus Reality. Prof. Leonid Po-
lishchuk, Novosibirsk State U., USSR
Academy of Sciences. Henry Angus
110 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-
Economics Departmental Seminar
The LMAS Filter: Measuring Labour
Force Dynamics With The Labour Market
Activity Survey. Craig Riddell, UBC.
Brock Hall 351 from 4-5:30 pm. Call 228-
Office For Women Students Lecture
Stress Reduction. Caren
Durante. Free admission.
Brock Hall 106 from 12:30-
2:20pm. Call 228-2415.
Microbiology Seminar Series
Glycogen De-Branching Enzyme. Dr.
Steve Withers, Chemistry, UBC. Wesbrook 201 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-
Wednesday Noon-Hour Concert
Vladimir Levtov, piano. Admission $2.
Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 228-
UBC Choral Union Choir
Steven Morgan, director. Free admission. Music Recital Hall at 8pm. Call 228-
OB/GYN Research Seminar
Testis Determining Gene. Dr. Barbara
McGillivray, Medical Genetics, UBC.
Grace Hospital 2N35 at 1:30pm. Call
Medicine Distinguished Faculty
Acidic Amino Acids —
From Pharmacological
Curiosities To Excitatory.
Dr. Hugh McLennan,
Physiology. Lecture rescheduled from Nov. 1.
University Hospital, UBC Site, G-279 at
12pm. Call 228-4305.
Pharmacology Seminar
Nucleoside And Nucleotide Drug Development. Dr. John B. Hobbs, Microbiology, UBC. Friedman Lecture Hall B from
11:30-12:30pm. Call 228-2575.
CICSR Distinguished Lecture
Formal Specifications For Testing Designs
And Implementations: Applications To OSI
Protocol Testing. Dr. Gregor V. Boch-
mann, U. of Montreal. All welcome. Scarfe
100 from 1-2:30pm. Coffee/cookies at
12:30pm. Call 228-6894.
Geological Sciences Visiting
Speakers Seminar
Current Research. Dr. Rosemary Knight,
Geological Sciences, UBC. GeoSciences
A-330from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-4525.
Forestry Seminar
■hmhh The Challenges Of Inter-
^QM national Forestry: The
JHbv Potential Role Of The UBC
Inr Faculty of Forestry. Dr.
r Ralph Roberts, Director,
^■^■"■^ Forestry Sector, Canadian
International Development Agency. Free
admission. MacMillan 166 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 228-2507.
Planning Lecture Series
Guest Lecture. A Development
Consultant's View Of Civic Politics.
Michael Geller, Geller Group. Lasserre
105 at 12:30pm. Call 228-3276.
Slavonic Studies/Political Science Lecture
The Impact Of German Unification. Dr.
Karl-Ernst Plagemann, Inst. International
Relations, Berlin and Visiting Professor,
San Francisco State U., CA. Buchanan
A-202 at 12:30pm. Call 228-4559/3443.
Arts Public Lecture
In conjunction with SFU Institute for the
Humanities and VCC Langara Interdisciplinary Studies. German Unification And
Democracy In Europe. Dr. Karl-Ernst
Plagemann, Inst. International Relations,
Berlin and Visiting Professor, San Francisco State U., CA. Free admission.
Vancouver Community College, 100 W.
49th, A-130 at 7:30pm. Call 228-3443/
Philosophy 1990 Fall Colloquium
Two Kinds Of Empiricism: Rorty And
Deleuze. Bruce Baugh, U. of Victoria.
Buchanan D-336 at 12:30pm. Call 228-
UBC Choral Union Choir
Steven Morgan, director.
Free admission. Music
Recital Hall at 12:30pm.
Call 228-3113.
FRIDAY, NOV. 23     ,
Fisheries/Aquatic Science Seminar Series
Are Spineless Males Wimps? Genetics/
Fitness Consequences Of A Pelvis Reduction In A Stickleback. Max Blouw, St.
Francis Xavier U. BioSciences 2361 at
3:30pm. Call 228-2731.
Allan McGavin Sports Medicine
Ankle Injuries In Athletes. Moderator: Dr.
Doug Clement. Speakers: Dr. Rob Lloyd-
Smith, Trish Hopkins and Ron Mattison.
Admission, $7/person, $5/UBC student.
IRC Woodward #2 at 7pm. Registration
at 6pm. Refreshments follow question
period at 9:15pm. Call 228-4045.
Pediatrics Resident Case Management
Clinical Pathological Conference. Dr. Jane
Hailey, Chief Resident. G.F. Strong Rehab. Centre Auditorium, W. 26th/Laurel
Street at 9am. Call 875-2118.
Chemical Engineering Weekly
High Yield Banasse Pulping. Dr. Nancy
Fernandez, Director, Cuban Pulp/Paper
Research Inst. ChemEngineering 206 at
3:30pm. Call 228-3238.
E.S. Woodward Lecture Series
The Soviet Economic Reforms: Intentions Versus Reality. Prof. Leonid Po-
lishchuk, Novosibirsk State U., USSR
Academy of Sciences. Henry Angus
110 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-
UBC Stage Band
Fred Stride, director. Free admission.
Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 228-
European Colonialism And
Its Impact On Indigenous
Peoples. Archbishop E.W.
Scott, Anglican Church of
Canada, Toronto. IRC
#2 at 8:15pm. Call 228-
Grey Cup Fall Sports Medicine
Sponsors: Continuing Medical Education.
Overuse/Traumatic Injuries To The Foot.
Primarily for family phsicians, physiotherapists/orthopaedic surgeons. Registration, $149. IRC Woodward #2 from
7:45am-4:10pm. Call 228-2626.
MONDAY, NOV. 26   j
Cancer Research Seminar
Hematopoietic Stem Cell
Growth, Differentiation And
Transformation. Dr. James
Ihle, St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. B.C.C.R.C. Lecture Theatre, 601 W. 10th from 12-1pm.
Call 877-6010.
Biochemistry Seminar
Human Endogeous Retroviruses. Dr.
Dixie Mager, Terry Fox Lab. IRC #4 at
3:45pm. Call 228-3027.
Astronomy Seminar
Pulsation Periods: Deviations From Perfect Periodicity. Dr. Emilia Belserene,
Maria Mitchell Observatory. Geophysics/
Astronomy 260 at 4pm. Coffee from
3:30pm. Call 228-4134/2267.
Collegium Musicum
John Sawyer, director. Free admission.
Music Recital Hall at 8pm. Call 228-3113.
UBC Bookstore Celebrity Appearance
Alex Trebek, Jeopardy! Host. Jeopardy!-
type contest to celebrate Alex Trebek's
book. Contest details/entry forms available at UBC Bookstore. Entry deadline
5pm, Nov. 19. Bookstore from 12-1pm.
Call 228-4741.
UBC Student Composers Concert
Free admission.   Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. Call 228-3113.
Botany Seminar
Angiosperms, Gymnosperms, And Dinosaurs: Vertebrate Herbivory In The Later
Mesozoic. Bruce Tiffney, Geological Sciences, U. of California, Santa Barbara.
BioSciences 2000 at 12:30pm. Call 228-
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
Moffatt Lecture. Design And Synthesis Of
DNA-Cleaving Molecules And Anticancer
Agents. Prof. K.C. Nicolaou, Chemistry,
U. of San Diego, La Jolla. Chemistry B-
250 at 1 pm. Refreshments from 12:40pm.
Call 228-3266.
Neuroscience Discussion Group
Activity Patterns/Modulation Of Axon Terminal Field Excitation In A Mammalian
Peptidergic System. Dr. Charles Bour-
que, Montreal General Hospital/McGill U.
University Hospital, UBC Site, G-279 at
4pm. Call 228-2330.
Medical Genetics Seminar
To be announced. Hennings 202 at
8:30am. Coffee at 8:15am. Call 228-
Collegium Musicum
John Sawyer, director. Music Recital Hall
at 12:30pm. Call 228-3113. UBC REPORTS Nov. 15.1990
November 18
December 1
Geography/Slavonic Studies
The Use Of Systems Analysis In Environmental Pollution Control: East European
Experience. Radovan Chrast, United
Nations Commission for Europe. Geography 201 at 3:30pm. Call 228-3443.
Anthropology/Sociology Guest
Aboriginal Justice In New Zealand. Prof.
John Pratt, Sociology, Victoria U., Wellington, New Zealand. AnSo 207/9 from
11:30-1pm. Call 228-2756.
Ecology/Resource Ecology
A Biochemists View Of Field Bioenerget-
ics. Peter Hochachka, UBC. BioSciences
2449 at 4:30pm. Call 228-2731.
Geological Sciences Visiting
Speakers Seminar
Initial Results Of Leg 133, Ocean Drilling
Program: Drilling A Tropical To Temperate Carbonate Succession Along The
Great Barrier Reef. Dr. George Dix,
Geological Sciences, UBC. GeoSciences
A-330 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-
Microbiology Seminar Series
SH2 Domains Regulate
Protein-Protein Interaction
In Signal Transduction. Dr.
Tony Pawson, Mt. Sinai
Hospital/U. of Toronto.
Wesbrook 201 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 228-2376.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Large Eddy Simulation As A Tool For
Studying Turbulence In The Atmospheric
Boundary. Dr. Douw Steyn, Geography,
UBC. Mathematics 229 at 3:45pm. Call
UBC Wednesday Noon-Hour
Concert Series
Wendy Nielsen, soprano
and Mark Morash, piano.
Admission $2. Music
Recital Hall at 12:30pm.
Call 228-3113.
Pharmacology Seminar
Anaesthesia In Children. Dr. David J.
Steward, Anaesthesia, B.C. Children's
Hospital. Friedman Lecture Hall B from
11:30am-12:30pm. Call 228-2575.
Physics Colloquium
Pulsars. Donald Backer, Berkeley U.,
CA. Hennings 201 at 4pm. Call 228-
Forestry Seminar
Debris Flows On Steep Slopes. Dr. Jonathan Fanin, Harvesting/Wood Science,
Forestry, UBC. Free admission. MacMillan 166 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-
^    Economics Departmental Seminar
-* Advance Notice And The Duration Of Pre/
Post Displacement Job Search. Stephen
Jones, McMaster U. Host: Craig Riddell.
Brock Hall 351 from 4-5:30pm. Call 228-
Arts Public Lecture
In conjunction with SFU Inst. Humanities
**" and VCC Langara Interdisciplinary Studies. The Environmental Crisis In Eastern
Europe. Radovan Chrast, United Nations
Commission for Europe. Langara, 100
W. 49th A-130 at 7:30pm. Call 228-3443/
Philosophy 1990 Fall Colloquium
Proper Names: Possibility/Culture. Tom
Patton, Philosophy, UBC. Buchanan D-
336 at 12:30pm. Call 228-3292.
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Jesse Read, director. Free admission.
Old Auditorium at 12:30pm. Call 228-
Distinguished Artists Series
Joseph Shore, baritone; Rena Sharon,
piano. Admission $12, students/seniors
$7. Music Recital Hall at 8pm. Prelude
Lecture 7:15pm. Call 228-3113.
Chemical Engineering Weekly
Biomedical Waste Incineration - The Burning Question! Dr. C.M.H. Brereton.
ChemEngineering 206 at 3:30pm. Call
Fisheries/Aquatic Science Seminar
The Effects Of Density On The Reproductive Success Of Smallmouth Bass: Lessons From 50 Years Of Field Data. Brian
Shuter, Ontario Natural Resources. BioSciences 2361 at 3:30pm. Call 228-
UBC/SFU Public Forum
South Africa in the 1990s: A joint UBC/
SFU forum featuring Fatima Meer, biographer of Nelson Mandela. SFU Harbour
Centre Rm. 1900 at 7:30pm. Call 228-
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Jesse Read, director. Free admission.
Old Auditorium at 8pm. Call 228-3113.
Drug Receptor Interactions:
I A   Chemist's   Approach.
Prof. Saul Wolfe, Chemis-
I try,   SFU.     IRC  #2  at
8:15pm. Call 228-5675.
Child Study Centre 1990/91 Saturday Series
Child Sexual Abuse: Prevention, Intervention/Support. Susan Swanson, Vancouver Early Childhood Educator. Single
lecture, $15; $60 for all five. Child Study
Centre, 2881 Acadia Road from 9:30am-
12:30pm. Call 228-2013.
Carpool Matching
Now available. Send the
following information to
U fUM Karen Pope, Dean's Office,
' ^Lm Applied Science: your
home address (i.e. departure point); where you work
and what hours (e.g. M-F, 8:30am-
4:30pm); both your home phone number
and UBC local; if you have a car and
whether you smoke while driving. When
a match is found, you will be sent the
name(s) to contact for arranging a car
pool. Call 228-0870.
Executive Programmes
One/two-day business seminars. Nov.
18-30 series includes: Dealing With Troubled Employees, $495; Self-Managing
Word Teams, $775; Do-lt-Yourself Marketing Research, $550; Real Estate Outlook For 1991, $325. Call 224-8400.
UBC Speakers Bureau
i Would your group like to
know more about topics
ranging from Urban Planning to Careers in Professional Agriculture? More
' than 500 topics to choose
from; most speakers available free of
charge. Call 228-6167, Mon., Wed., Fri.,
Our Chiefs And Elders
Portraits of BC Native leaders, chiefs, chief
counsellors and elders by Kwaguitl photographer David Neel. Continues at the
Museum of Anthropology. Call 228-5087.
Fine Arts Exhibit
Until December 2. Paintings by Thaiwijit Pu-
angkasemsomboon, Thailand. Winner 1990
Geoffrey/Margaret Andrew
Fellowship in the Creative/
Performing Arts. Reception Monday, Nov.
26th from 4-6pm. Asian Centre Auditorium from 11am-4pm. Call 228-5650/
Sports Medicine Study
Volunteers, female, age 18-35 needed to
participate in study on Exercise and the
Menstrual Cycle. Fit, healthy, having normal menstrual cycles and not currently on
oral contraceptives. Physiological testing
provided. Allan McGavin Sports Med.
Centre, John Owen Pavilion, UBC. Call
Dr. Connie Lebrun 228-4045 or 980-
School of Nursing Study
Volunteers needed for study of couples/
family adjustment to a breast cancer diagnosis. Women and partners. Involves interviews/response to questionnaire. Call
Dr. Ann Hilton at 228-7498.
Psychiatry Depression Study
Participants needed for
research study using new
antidepressant medication.
Depression sufferers, 18-
65 years. Call Doug Keller
at 228-7318.
Psychiatry Personality Questionnaire Study
Volunteers needed. Participants will receive $20 for completing two 90-minute
sessions. Call Janice at 228-7895/
School of Family/Nutritional Sciences Research Study
Energy Metabolism. Female volunteers
needed, age 27-42 with no history of dieting. Must be able to attend UBC clinic
monthly for a short follow-up visit, for 1
year. Call Sara Pare 228-2502.
Retirement Preparation Study
Volunteers concerned about planning their
retirement are needed. Study includes a
discussion of retirement-related issues.
Call Sara Cornish 228-5345.
Badminton Club For Faculty/
Thursdays    from    8:30-
j^    10:30pm and Fridays from
§|p   6:30-8:30pm in Gym A of
the     Robert     Osborne
Centre.    Club dues, $15
plus library card. Call Bernard 228-6809 or 731-9966.
Duplicate Bridge
Every Wednesday except Dec 19/26. Informal game open to all. Admission of $2
per person includes coffee/snacks. Faculty Club at 7pm. Call 228-4865.
Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education and Recreation
through the John M. Buchanan Fitness
and Research Centre, administers a
physical fitness assessment program.
Students $25, others $30. Call 228-
Late afternoon curling. New plus experienced curlers welcome. Thunderbird,
Tuesday evenings, 5:15 or 7:15pm. Call
Alex Finlayson at 738-7698 or Paul Willing at 228-5468.
Reading, Writing and Study
Skills Centre
Opportunities for Fall include courses in:
ECT Mini-Workshops; A Writing Clinic For
ESL Students. Call 222-5245.
Memory and Memory Strategies
Volunteers wanted, aged 60-plus, to participate in a memory investigation that
explores memory strategies and their ability to boost memory performance. Call
Karen at 228-2140.
Dermatology Study
For Alorjecia Areata—scalp area. Volunteers 18-65, good health, greater than 50%
hair loss for more than 1 year. Able to
attend weekly visits for 1 year. Call Dr.
Shapiro at 463-6111.
Daily Rhythms Study
Volunteers needed to keep a daily journal
(average 5 min. daily) for 4 months, noting
patterns in physical/social experiences.
Call Jessica McFarlane at 228-5121.
Diabetic Clinical Study
i Volunteers required. Patients with diabetes who
| have painful neuropathy
affecting the legs needed
J for 14-week trial of an investigational new drug.
Call Dr. Donald Studney, Medicine, University Hospital, UBC Site at 228-
Study For Athlete's Foot
Volunteers aged 18-75 years needed.
Must be able to attend 8 visits over a 10
week period. Call Georgia in Dermatology at 874-8138.
Sleep Disorders Study
Volunteers 18-45 years suffering from
Chronic Insomnia needed for a study on
sleep-promoting medication (hypnotics).
Must be available to sleep overnight at a
lab for five nights. Call Carmen Ramirez
at 228-7927.
Hypertension in Pregnancy
Pregnant women, concerned about their
blood pressure, are invited to participate.
The study compares relaxation training
with standard medical treatment (own physician). Call Dr. Wolfgang Linden at 228-
Post Polio Study
Persons with polio needed for functional
assessment and possible training programs. Elizabeth Dean, Ph.D., School of
Rehabilitation Medicine. Call 228-7392.
Multiple Sclerosis Study
Persons with mild to moderately severe
MS needed for study on exercise responses. Elizabeth Dean, Ph.D., School
of Rehab. Medicine. Call 228-7392.
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. Forms for appointments available in Room 210. Ponderosa
AnnexC. Call 228-4037.
Surplus Equipment Recycling
^mmmtmwmm All surplus items.    Every
-•■T^j Wednesday,       12-3pm.
■rPJJ Task Force Bldg., 2352
U nJMm Health Sciences Mall. Call
^jm 228-2813.
Sexual Harassment Office
Two advisors are available to discuss
questions and concerns on the subject.
They are prepared to help any member of
the UBC community who is being sexually
harassed to find a satisfactory resolution.
Call Margaretha Hoek or Jon Shapiro at
Submissions On Race Relations
Have you had special experiences which
will help identify areas to promote sound
race relations? Are there any special recommendations that you or your department, unit or group may have devised
which will serve as effective models for
reference? Submission deadline is Dec.
15/90. Kogila Adam-Moodley, Chairperson, Race Relations Committee. Call 228-
To find an interesting and challenging volunteer job, get in touch with Volunteer
Connections, Student Counselling and
Resources Centre, Brock 200. Call 228-
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Every Tuesday (including holidays) from
12:30-2pm, University Hospital, UBC Site,
Room 311 (through Lab Medicine from
Main Entrance). Call 873-1018 (24-hour
Help Line).
UBC Fine Arts Gallery Exhibition
Patkau Architects: Projects
1978-1990. Tues-Frifrom
10am-5pm/Sat from 12-
5pm at UBC Fine Arts Gallery. Call 228-2759.
UBC Fine Arts Gallery Exhibition
Art, Homophobia, Aids. Call 228-2759.
You Can't Take It With You
—^■bb Performance. John Wright,
JBkk^     director.       Nov.    14-24.
~1hXg     Admission:   $7 Students/
PHB^   Seniors, $10 Adults.  Pre-
v8^ view Wednesday 2 for $10
■"■"■"■■" at Frederic Wood Theatre.
Call 228-2678.
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
Located west of the Education Building.
Freeadmission. Open year round. Families interested in planting, weeding or
watering the garden, call Gary Pennington at 228-6386 or Jo-Anne Naslund at
Botanical Garden
Open every day from 10am-3pm until Mar.
15/91. Freeadmission. Call 228-3928.
Nitobe Garden
Open Monday to Friday, 10am-3pm until
Mar. 15/91. Free admission. Call 228-
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Deadline for paid
advertisements for
Nov. 29 issue is
4 p.m. Nov. 19
For information,
phone 228-3131
To place an ad,
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Will consolidate Native programs
New Longhouse home to First Nations students
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United V\tey
It's Yours
Birch tells Smith commission
Almost there!
UBC's United Way campus
campaign continues to approach its
goal of $240,000, raising $ 195,000
to date with the support of more
than 1,250 UBC faculty and staff
who have already pledged.
Several fundraising activities
have also given a boost to this
year's campaign.
Among the special events was a
highly successful Oktoberfest,
staged by Plant Operations on Oct.
19., raising $700 for the United
Way. Proceeds totalling $ 100 from
Intramurals' annual road run also
went to the campus campaign.
Jim Richards, chair of UBC's
United Way Campaign, hopes an
extension of the drive throughout
November will ensure that the university community meets its target.
"This is a very busy time of
year for many people on campus,
so we're happy to provide a little
extra time to allow people to respond to the United Way appeal,"
said Richards.
"As university employees, we
are comparatively advantaged in
our society, and are able to help
community charities. How we do
that is an individual decision, but
donating to the United Way offers
many advantages. So if you have
not already given, please think or
think again about contributing. The
amount is not important. Giving a
few dollars or a few hundred dollars will make you feel good, and
every dollar is important."
Faculty and staff may still return their pledge cards or send a
cheque to Financial Services. Payroll deduction is available to most
employees and contributions are
tax deductible.
UBC committed to teaching
UBC's contribution to increased access to undergraduate programs in B.C.
will be achieved through partnerships
with community colleges, a senior
administrator told the Commission of
Inquiry on Canadian University Education.
Dan Birch, Vice President, Academic, told commission head Stuart
Smith that UBC has no plans to increase undergraduate enrolment, but is
helping colleges such as Okanagan and
Cariboo set degree-granting programs.
The commission is holding cross-
Canada hearings to see how the educa-
Racism committee
seeks campus input
UBC's Committee on Race Relations
would like to hear from faculty, staff and
students about their experiences with race
relations and recommendations for creating
a campus that is free of racism.
"We want to hear about existing conditions that create or hinder the development
of a fair and equitable climate on campus,"
said committee chair Kogila Adam-Moodley, who is also director of UBC's Multicultural Liaison Office.
President David Strangway established
the committee in August to advise the university on appropriate directions for the
development of a university policy on race
relations, after incidents in which racist and
homophobic remarks were aired on campus.
"In addressing this issue, UBC is reaffirming its commitment to ensure that all
members ofthe university community have
the right to freedom from discrimination
regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation," Adam-Moodley said.
The committee, made up of faculty,
staff and students, would like to know if
individuals on campus have had experiences which would help identify areas in
which to promote sound race relations,
she said.
The committee would also like to receive recommendations from individuals or
groups that promote better race relations.
Written submissions, which will be kept
confidential, should be sent to Kogila Adam-
Moodley, Chair, Committee on Race Relations, Room 119, Old Administration Building, by Dec. 15, 1990. Oral submissions
may also be made by contacting Adam-
Moodley at 228-4315.
tional mission of Canadian universities can be revitalized.
Birch said the university can guarantee the quality of the general Arts
and Science degrees it offers through
the two colleges by hiring faculty and
controlling course content through the
relevant UBC faculties. In five to 10
years, the colleges will have degree
granting authority of their own.
Birch said that despite its increasing emphasis on graduate students and
research, UBC has a very strong commitment to maintaining the quality of
undergraduate education, a commitment shared by individual faculty
He said the university had "worked
hard" to maintain the student-faculty
ratio and promote faculty development.
Birch also said UBC is "considering very seriously" how tuition fees
can be raised without impeding access
to the university.
He said low tuition fees may actually serve as a subsidy to those who
can readily afford higher education.
Increased tuition fees, accompanied by
a comprehensive and effective program
of financial aid, will enhance the quality of education and make university
accessible to those who could not otherwise afford an education, Birch said.
The Smith commission will deliver
its report to the AUCC in the fall of
1991, with a public release expected in
October or November of that year.
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Sziklai awarded degree from Hungarian university
Professor Emeritus
Oscar Sziklai, of UBC's
Faculty of Forestry, has
been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Forestry and
Wood Science at Sopron,
He was one of 330 forestry students at Sopron
who fled to the West in
1956, after the short-lived Hungarian Revolution. A year later, at the Canadian government's
invitiation, the Sopron division ofthe Faculty of
Forestry was established. The Hungarian students continued their studies at UBC until 1961,
when more than 100 students graduated.
Sziklai recently returned from Hungary,
where he took part in the first reunion ofthe So-
pron/UBC group, organized after 34 years. He
also participated in the Hungarian Plant Breed
ers Association meeting in Budapest, where he
was elected as honorary member.
Lawrence Young, ofthe Department of Electrical Engineering, has been named the recipient
of the 1990 Gold Medal awarded by the Canadian local of the Electrochemical Society.
Young was honored for
his significant contributions
in the field of electrochemistry and solid state science,
particularly for his work related to anodic oxide films.
The medal, awarded
every four years, has been
presented only twice before.
Young received the Callinan award of the Dielectrics Division of the Electrochemical Society
in 1983 and has been a Fellow of the Royal Soci-
ety of Canada since 1977.
Alan Artibise, director
of the School of Community and Regional Planning, was elected vice-
president, of the Pacific
Rim Council on Urban Development (PRCUD) at its
recent conference in Hong
The council comprises individuals and organizations from the public and private sectors and
universities throughout the Pacific Rim. It is
dedicated to enhancing the urban development
process in the Pacific region.
Artibise is chairing the organizing committee for the council's 1991  meeting, which will
be held in Vancouver.
Physical Education Professor Angelo
Belcastro has been named president of the
Canadian Association of Sport Sciences
(CASS). Dr. Don McKenzie, a Physical Education Associate Professor, was named president-elect.
In addition, Robert Schutz, director of
Physical Education and Recreation, has
stepped down. Schutz completed a three-year
term on the executive as president-elect, president and past-president of CASS.
The Canadian Association of Sport Sciences is a voluntary organization composed
of professionals interested in and involved in
the scientific study of sport and physical fitness. They include sport scientists, medical
practitioners and fitness professionals from
across the country.
Performance training used in Dentistry
What do Los Angeles Kings' superstar Wayne Gretzky and UBC Den
tistry students have in common?
More than you might imagine.
Dr. Lance Rucker, Chairman of the
Classified advertising can be purchased from Media Services. Phone
228-4775. Ads placed by faculty and staff cost $6 per insertion for 35
words. Others are charged $7. Monday, Nov. Wat 4 p.m. is thedeadline
for the next issue of UBC Reports which appears on Thursday, Nov. 29.
Deadline for the following edition on Dec. 13is4p.m.Monday,Dec.3. All
ads must be paid in advance in cash, by cheque or internal requisition.
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cost. West End location. Call Suzanne
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Operative Dentistry Division at UBC,
is helping his students take a page out
of Gretzky's play book and apply it to
the dental sciences through peak performance training.
"The purpose of peak performance
training is to enhance the efficiency
and outcome of psychomotor education of dental students," said Rucker.
"These are primarily micromotor requirements. We're not talking about
sawing logs or hammering nails, we're
talking about the use of dental drills
and hand instruments inside the mouth
with better than one-millimetre accuracy, using mirrors no less."
Rucker said those levels of precision are, by and large, foreign to new
students of micromotor skills.
That's where peak performance
training comes in.
"Peak performance training teaches
people how to apply visualization and
imagery to achieve their highest levels
of physical, emotional and mental performance. Although the techniques
have been applied widely in the worlds
of sports and business, until now, they
have not been applied to surgery or
That's where Gretzky comes in.
"What helps make Gretzky such a
successful hockey player is the way he
visualizes the play unfolding, even
before he takes his first step," said
"In dentistry, at some point before
you sit down with each patient, you
have to see exactly what your are going
to do. You must anticipate every possible situation before you even begin.
The more graphic that visualization is,
the more successful you'll be."
For the past two years, peak performance training has been incorporated into the first-year dentistry program. Studies have shown that students who used the method over a f)e-
riod of only five sessions, at 20 minutes a session, showed a five-per-cent
improvement in measurable performance. The students also noted how
much calmer and more self-confident
they felt as a result of the training.
"The aim of peak performance training isn't to turn every dentistry student
into a Wayne Gretzky," Rucker said.
"The goal is to bring out the Gretzky in
every one of us; the feeling you get
when you've done something so well,
you don't need anyone to tell you how
good it was."
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Lift-equipped UBCSecurity Services bus at its Main Library departure point.
Campus bus service expanded
UBC Security Services has expanded and improved security bus service to increase the personal safety of
students, faculty and staff on campus.
Security bus service is now available from 4 p.m. to midnight, Monday
to Friday. Nine people can be accommodated at a time and the bus is also
lift-equipped—capable of carrying two
wheelchair passengers.
Operated by Security Services Patrol, the bus departs from the Main
Library, on demand, providing safe
transport to any location on campus.
In addition to the security bus, a
shuttle bus service was launched by
Parking Services on Oct. 1. The new
service was introduced to provide convenient transportation for people who
park in and near the Health Sciences
Parkade, but who work at various locations on campus.
Shuttle bus service operates between 8 a.m. and 11:30 p.m., Monday
to Friday, while classes are in session.
The bus leaves the Health Sciences
Parkade on the hour and half-hour, and
follows a fixed, clockwise route around
the campus.
For more information about either
the security bus or shuttle bus service,
call Parking and Security Services at
UBC initiates racial
education program
A new age of racial tolerance in Canada is being fostered through a
unique UBC educational program for elementary school students.
Beginning this month, Alternatives to Racism will be promoted across
Canada as the only educational series for students in kindergarten to Grade
5 focusing on multiculturalism in society.
Jack Kehoe, a professor in the Faculty of Education, heads the program
and is a leading Canadian specialist on multicultural curriculum development.
"The object is to teach kids that whenever they see or meet someone
from a different ethnic background, they must not assume anything,"
Kehoe explained. "The series helps children acquire the skills necessary to
accept the diversities that are everywhere."
The program, a series of childrens' books and accompanying teachers'
guides, has received close to $ 140,000 in government funding since 1981.
Kehoe said it is unique because it breaks from the traditional method of
See RACISM on Page 8 8    UBC REPORTS Nov. 15.1990
President announces Killam Research Prizes
Ten faculty members have been
awarded the UBC Killam Research
Prize for 1990 for excellence in their
fields of research.
President David Strangway instituted the annual prize in 1986 to recognize outstanding research achievement within the university.
Recipients are eligible only once
for the $10,000 prize, which may be
used for personal or research purposes.
Divided equally between the arts and
sciences, prize money is drawn from
the University Development Fund es-
tabished by donations from the Killam
This year's winners are:
Keith Brimacombe, Metals and
Process Engineering, has pioneered the
application of
fundamental engineering principles to describe and
model industrial
processing. His
research in the
continuous casting of steel has
made him an
accepted expert in this field. His research has resulted in significant
changes to mould and spray designs
throughout the world.
Michael Chandler, Psychology, is
viewed as the pre-eminent scholar in
research of how a young child develops a "theory of the mind." His early
work on children's understanding of
other person's perspectives achieved
world-wide recognition and became a
standard procedure in this area of research. His research in identity development in normal and emotionally
disturbed children is also world renowned. A third line of Chandler's
research has led to a pilot study inquiring into the concept of wisdom as it is
manifested in the folk psychologies of
the three West Coast native Indian
Michael Chapman, Psychology, is
known internationally for his empirical and theoretical contributions in the
field of developmental psychology. His
work on cognitive development leads
contemporary efforts to integrate
Piagets's work with more recent information-processing   theories.   Chap
man's research
on social development is regarded as being
among the most
important contributions to
modern socialization theory.
Guy Dumont, Electrical Engineering, has made outstanding
contributions to the development of
adaptive control theory and is an international authority in control systems
design and application. He has applied
the adaptive control theory to a number of complex industrial processes,
most notably, to the pulp and paper industry. Dumont has played a leading
role in the formation ofthe Network of
Centres of Excellence in Woodpulp.
Sherrill Grace, English, has helped
build a structure of new ideas and approaches in Canadian literary criticism
and has applied feminist and compara-
tist perspectives to contemporary Canadian writing. Recognized as a leading researcher of writer Malcolm
Lowry, Grace is currently completing
a two-volume critical edition of
Lowry's collected letters.
Timothy Parsons, Oceanography,
has researched many aspects of marine
biology and is recognized for his studies of environmental effects on marine
ecosystems. Parsons was recently
awarded the Tully Medal by the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society.
Geraldine Pratt, Geography, has
developed new insights into the relationship between gender, class and
space in the North American city. Her
work has identified assumptions about
the similarity of urban neighborhoods
that underlie contemporary research on
the reproduction of social values.
Leslie Smith, Geological Sciences,
is an eminent hydrologist in North
America. Smith has contributed significantly to quantitative assessment
of the contamination paths and speed
of travel of contaminants in groundwater. Smith received the prestigious
O.E. Meinzer award ofthe Geological
Society of America in 1984 and this
year the society
appointed him
Birdsall Distinguished Lecturer. He was
also awarded
the Macelwane
Medal by the
American Geophysical Union.
Spencer, Commerce, has been one of
the leading scholars in international
trade theory and policy over the past
decade. She is a pioneer in the development of strategic trade policy based
on techniques drawn from the industrial organization area. Her work has
opened up a new branch of the literature concerned with understanding the
implications of government trade and
industrial policy.
William Unruh, Physics, has received national and international attention for his work on theoretical cosmology. Additionally, Unruh is recognized for his pioneering work on quantum field theory applied to black
Program promotes "Alternatives to Racism"
Continued from Page 7
simply giving historical information on cultures to students in selected grades.
"Information is not enough,"
Kehoe said. "It's not right to think
that just telling children about other
cultures will make them understand
and accept them."
Alternatives to Racism encourages students to explore their own
cultural heritage by sharing folk
rhymes and stories among themselves.
The program's first book, New
Friends, was published in 1984 for
Grade 2 students. A Grade 3 book,
Folk Rhymes: From Kids to Kids
followed in 1986 and More Than
Meets the Eye, for Grade Five students, in 1989. The final three
books ofthe series, Apple's not the
Only Pie (kindergarten), All the
Colors ofthe Rainbow, (Grade 1)
and Sheema (Grade 4), which focuses on Canada's Aboriginal
people, will be printed this fall.
Each book builds on the understanding and skills of the previous
level with the theme that there are
many differences within a cultural
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Published at UBC by Pacific
Educational Press, Alternatives to
Racism is widely used on an optional basis in elementary schools
across the country. Negotiations are
under way to have it adopted as a
compulsory component of the
Social Studies Program in British
Columbia elementary schools.
Evelyn Neaman, program coordinator, hopes to have materials
for a secondary school series completed within three years.
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Study examines health risks
to grocery checkout cashiers
UBC researchers are studying the
potential health hazards faced by grocery cashiers due to a a new technology widely used at supermarket checkouts.
Laser scanners, which read the Universal Pricing Code (UPC) that identifies almost all grocery products, may
cause muscle, nerve and tendon compression disorders in the hand, wrist,
upper extremities and backs of cashiers who use them, said Robert
Brubaker, principal investigator of the
"Technological changes in the
workplace have led to increased physical stress, as a result of combined repetitive activity and force in the upper
limbs of some workers," explained
He said these changes may contribute to or cause muscle, tendon and
nerve disorders, including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and tendonitis. Symptoms range from mild tingling and
numbing, to pain, discomfort and gradual loss of muscle power.
Introduced to Canada in the late
1970s, laser scanners are increasing in
popularity, said Fred Downie, vice-
president of Front End Operations for
Overwaitea Foods.
"Product does not have to be ticketed with the price, the customer is assured of accuracy and the integrity of
our pricing is confirmed," said Downie.
He added that prior to scanning,
cashiers had to memorize in-store specials and department information. Now,
the information is stored via computer
and accessed through UPC.
"Overwaitea is continuing to examine new checkstand designs to reduce and minimize any risks to cashiers," Downie said. "As well, the company has developed a training program
to teach cashiers proper scanning methods, in order to avoid repetitive motion
But Occupational Therapist Catherine Backman, of UBC's School of
Rehabilitation Medicine, said the lack
of study of new systems, like the laser
scanner, during their development
phase remains a major problem.
"New checkstand designs consider
biomechanical principles and advances
in technology in an attempt to reduce
problems experienced by cashiers,
while maintaining productivity or
speed in the checkout line," explained
Backman. "However, checkstand designs are rarely studied in an objective and systematic manner to determine if they do, in fact, minimize stress
and injuries in the cashiers using
Meanwhile, Workers' Compensation Board claims for repetitive strain
injuries have escalated across Canada.
A 1988 study conducted by occupational therapy students at UBC's
School of Rehabilitation Medicine
reported that the number of disabling
repetitive motion injuries among supermarket cashiers resulted in a threefold increase in time loss since 1978.
Brubaker and his co-investigators
are comparing workers in other jobs
where hand grip and wrist movement
are minimal. Results of the study are
expected by early 1991.
The Technology Impact Program
of Labor Canada has provided funding
for the study, with a grant jointly requested by the UBC researchers and
the United Food and Commercial
Workers Union.


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