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 Future Aggie grad? Petting the lamb while he looks at mother ewe, this
youngster was one of more than 35,000 visitors who took in Open House
March 6 and 7. Engineering, forestry and agriculture were the hosts this
at UBC
Payroll, benefits cut phone hours
Telephones in the payroll and
benefits sections of the UBC Finance
Department will be answered only
between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., effective
April 1, because of an increasing
Chief accountant Paul Bullen said
the sections will be open as usual
between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
weekdays for across-the-counter
enquiries and the handing out of
Survey shows 1980
UBC grads fared
well on job market
The myth of the unemployed
university graduate has been shattered
once again with the release by UBC's
Student Counselling and Resources
Centre of a 141-page survey of the
post-graduation activities of nearly
3,000 students who received their
degrees in 1980.
Only 3 per cent of the 2,982
students who graduated in May, 1980,
in 20 UBC degree programs were
Social aspects
of computers
A computer-oriented seminar with a
difference — directed to the social
aspects rather than the technical —
will be held in April at the Robson
Square Media Centre.
The three-evening course is entitled
"Living on Line: The Future Realities"
and is sponsored by the Centre for
Continuing Education.
Although computers have freed
people from arduous work, they can
be misused. Concern has been
expressed about their effect on
employment, economic balance,
privacy of information and other social
In the UBC course at Robson
Square, leaders in the field will discuss
the technology that makes computers
possible, the dramatic effects of that
technology on society, and the issues
that arise and need to be explored.
The first session, April 2, will deal
with work activities, looking at the
impact of technology on traditional
work environments and the changing
patterns of employment.
On April 9, the theme is computers
and personal lifestyles, and the final
session on April 16 will be on
computers and entertainment.
Resource persons for the course are
Gene Youngblood, author-lecturer-
researcher from Los Angeles; Gordon
Thompson of Bell-Northern Research,
Ottawa; David Hughes, manager of
Computer Communications Group,
B.C. Tel; Cameron Smith, executive
editor of the Globe and Mail; and
Tom Berryhill of Consolidated
Computer,. Inc., Vancouver s-
Each of the Thursday sessions runs
from 7 p.m. to 9 p.tn., with
equipment on display to 10 p.m.
Charge for the course is $25.
Further information is available from
the Centre for Continuing Education
at 228-2181, local 276 or 278.
found to be unemployed when the
UBC survey was carried out between
October, 1980, and January, 1981.
The 2,982 graduates contacted
represent 88.1 per cent of the total
number of students who received their
degrees in the 20 UBC,faculties and
schools last May.
A comparison of the 1980
unemployment rate with the rate
obtained in previous UBC surveys
shows that unemployment for
graduates has been steadily falling
over the past five years.
The unemployment rate for arts
graduates, for instance, dropped from
9.1 per cent in 1975 to 5.4 per cent in
1980; the 1975 rate of 5.7 per cent for
commerce graduates dropped to 2.8
per cent in 1980; the rate in the same
period for applied science grads
dropped from 4.8 per cent to .9 per
cent; for science grads from 10.3 to
4.8 per cent; and for architecture
graduates from 13 to zero per cent.
Dick Shirran, director of UBC's
Student Counselling and Resources
Centre, said the overall unemployment
rate of 3 per cent is in line with
January, 1981, Statistics Canada
figures which show a 2.5 per cent
unemployment rate in B.C. for people
holding a university degree.
The same federal figures show that
Continued on page 2
Word awaited
on '81 grant
University operating grant increases
for 1981-82 are expected to be
substantially below the overall 21.3 per
cent increase announced for the
Ministry of Universities, Science and
Communications in last week's
provincial budget.
The operating grant for general
purposes for the three provincial
universities is $271,712,760, an
increase of 13.39 per cent over the
grant of $239,611,925 in 1980.
The Universities Council of B.C.
indicated that in its preliminary
allocation of 95 per cent of the grant,
that UBC could receive a 12.74 per
cent increase over last year. However,
the Council reserves the final five per
cent of the operating grant for
"discretionary allowance" at a later
date. As a result the estimated UBC
percentage is still preliminary and
■ could increase or decrease when UCBC
makes its final disbursement at a later
has UBC Reports March 18, 198J ,
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the unemployment rate in January,
1981, for those with 0 to 8 years of
education up to those holding a post-
secondary certificate or diploma
ranged from 10.3 to 4.7 per cent.
"The conclusion to be drawn from
these figures," he said, "is that the
chances of finding employment are
substantially increased for those who
have a university degree."
The unemployment rate for women
— 3.2 per cent — was slightly higher
than the rate for men — 2.8 per cent.
A zero unemployment rate was
recorded for graduates in music,
architecture, dental hygiene,
recreation, fine arts and nursing.
Here are brief descriptions of the
findings of the UBC study in the 20
degree programs surveyed.
ARTS. Nearly 90 per cent of the
1980 Bachelor of Arts graduating class
of 638 students responded to the
survey, which showed that just over 40
per cent enrolled for additional formal
training after graduation.
The 50 per cent of the arts
respondents who were available for
employment had an unemployment
rate of 5.4 per cent — 6.2 per cent of
the males and 4.2 per cent of the
COMMERCE. Almost 97 per cent
of the 255 commerce graduates who
sought work after graduation found
employment. All grads in the finance
and marketing options were employed;
the employment rate was 90 per cent
or better for graduates in all six
commerce options.
demand for engineers is indicated by
the fact that only .9 per cent of the
1980 graduating class was
More than 97 per cent of the 77
agriculture graduates responded to the
1980 survey. Three grads were
unemployed, representing 4.1 per cent
of the respondents and 5.6 per cent of
those who were seeking work.
MUSIC. There were 48 Bachelor of
Music grads in 1980 and the post-
graduation activities of 44 (91.7 per
cent) were determined. More than half
continued their education and all of
those who were available for
employment found it.
FORESTRY. More than 91 per cent
of the 68 forestry grads responded to
the survey and of those contacted, only
one student was unemployed.
HOME ECONOMICS. Only four of
the 74 home economics graduates were
unemployed, representing 5.4 per cent
of the survey respondents. More than
40 per cent of the 1980 grads
continued their education.
SCIENCE. Nearly 60 per cent of the
412 science grads who responded to
the UBC survey elected to continue
their education after graduation. Of
those who elected to enter a
professional program, 50 per cent or
52 students enrolled for medicine or
The overall unemployment rate for
science grads was 4.8 per cent when
expressed as a percentage of those
responding to the survey.
nearly 90 per cent of the 44 students
who graduated in architecture in
1980. Of this group, 37 (including six
women) had found employment. Since
two other respondents were not
available for work, the unemployment
rate was zero.
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graduates of this program found
SOCIAL WORK. UBC contacted 30
of the 31 1980 social work graduates.
Four were enrolled for graduate
school, 25 were employed and only
one did not have a job.
two of the 82 physical education
graduates contacted for the UBC
survey reported they were unemployed.
Almost 50 per cent of the graduating
class enrolled for further academic
work, primarily in education.
LAW. UBC contacted 96 per cent
of the 1980 law class and found that
only one male grad was unemployed.
201 of the 216 respondents were
articling with law firms and 12 grads
indicated they were doing other kinds
of work by choice.
EDUCATION. Some interesting
trends emerged from the responses of
559 students who obtained elementary
and secondary school teaching degrees
in 1980. Just over 80 per cent of the
education graduates responded to the
UBC survey.
1. The recent decline in the job
market for both elementary and
secondary teachers appears to have
turned around, although it is still a
long way from the buoyant days of
1975 when 90 per cent or more of
elementary and secondary degree
graduates obtained full-time positions.
In 1980, 71.6 per cent of secondary
grads found full-time positions,
compared to 67.7 per cent in 1978,
and 67 per cent of elementary grads
got full-time jobs compared to 60.7
per cent in 1978.
2. Just over 50 per cent of both
elementary and secondary graduates
found teaching positions on the Lower
Mainland in school districts 35 to 45.
When other factors are taken into
consideration, e.g., part-time teaching
as a substitute and the fact that some
education grads didn't apply for
teaching jobs, the unemployment rate
for elementary grads was only 1.2 per
cent, and that for secondary grads was
only 2.9 per cent.
The unemployment rate for rehab
grads looks high — 10.3 per cent —
until you realize that that figure
represents only four people out of a
graduating class of 39. Of the eight
additional students who graduated
under a degree-completion program,
five were employed, two were
unemployed by choice and one could
not be contacted.
13 graduates of this UBC program
who sought employment were
successful in finding it.
The UBC sur-vey contacted 99 per cent
of 81 students who graduated in 1980.
Only one grad reported he was
unemployed but available for work.
This UBC degree, offered in the
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration, graduated 29 students
in 1980. Only one of the 22 grads
contacted for the UBC survey was
FINE ARTS. Seven of the 15
graduates of this Faculty of Arts
program sought work and found it. Of
the remainder, seven continued in
some form of education and were not
available for employment and one
graduate could not be contacted.
Phi Delt Stephen McMurdo, centre, is UBC's 1981 Ironman who ran, swam and
hiked his way to victory in the annual intramural "Storm the Wall" competition.
Runners-up to McMurdo, a first-year Commerce student, were: Fiji Greg Wild,
left, a third-year Science student; and Rod MacRae, a second-year Agricultural
Sciences student. Nearly 400 students took part in team competitions during the
three-day event. Men's team winners were the UBC lightweight rowing crew,
Delta Kappa Epsilon and the Varsity Outdoor Club. Distaff winners were the
UBC women's rowing team, School of Physical Education and the Thunderette
basketball team.
Improvements still needed
for women in workplace
Why do women get paid less than
men for comparable work? Why is the
unemployment rate higher for women
than for men?
Questions like these were examined
when 50 participants from across
Canada gathered at UBC recently for
a workshop on Women in the
Canadian Workforce.
The purpose of the workshop,
organized by'UBC education professor
Naomi Hersom, in co-operation with
Dorothy Smith of the Ontario Institute
of Studies in Education, was to
determine the present state of
knowledge about working women in
Canada and then pinpoint areas where
further research is needed.
A report will be submitted to the
Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council, which introduced a
'strategic grants' program for research
and other scholarly activity on subjects
of national interest.
Twelve papers were presented by
participants on such topics as Job
Creation and Unemployment for
Canadian Women, Union
Organization and Women, Education
and Job Opportunities for Women and
Working Women and the State.
Prof. Hersom said that most people
aren't aware of the conditions that
women face in the Canadian
"Women are often paid less and are
restricted in job advancement because
of sex discrimination. People have to
become aware of the situation before
changes can be made," she said.
One of the speakers at the
workshop, Carole Swan, director of
Economic Research and Analysis at
Status of Women Canada, presented a
paper which gave an over all picture •
of the current situation for women in
Canada's labor force and noted
changes which had taken place over
the past decades.
She pointed out that women today
account for more than 39 per cent of
Canada's workforce (they made up
only 13 per cent of paid workers at the
turn of the century).
"The accelerating involvement of
women in the paid labor force,
particularly over the last two decades,
is one of the most dramatic
developments in Canadian economic
history," she said. "However, the
increasing participation of women in
the labor market hasn't been matched
by significant improvements in their
position within the market."      - '■
Ms. Swan pointed out that more
than 60 per cent of all working women
are employed in three areas —
clerical, sales and service
(chambermaids, babysitters, etc.).
She also referred to studies on wage
differences between male and female
"According to Statistics Canada,
female graduates with the same level
of educational qualifications as male
graduates are paid lower wages," she
"Another study, carried out by The
Women's Bureau, Labor Canada,
showed that even when age and
education factors that might affect the
salary of a worker were the same for.
both men and women, the men's
earnings exceeded those of women in
94.2 per cent of the cases." , and:
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UBC Reports March 18, .198
SHELLEY CRAIG . . .  leaves this summer for a year of study in France.
Music student earns a
year in France
Shelley Craig, a third-year music
student at UBC, is spending next year
in France, thanks to a scholarship
awarded by the Rotary Foundation of
Rotary International.
The scholarship pays for her
transportation, expenses and tuition at
a music conservatory in France.
Ms. Craig has applied to 17
conservatories and hopes to attend one
that offers piano, composition,
harpsichord and sound engineering
training, the four areas she has been
concentrating on at UBC.
She leaves at the end of June and
will spend two months taking a French
Former BOG member dies
A memorial service was held Friday
(March 13) for Dr. John Liersch, a
former member of UBC's Board of
Governors and a well-known figure in
the B.C. forest industry, who died
March 9 at the age of 75.
Dr. Liersch held two UBC degTees,
a Bachelor of Arts awarded in 1926
and a Bachelor of Applied Science in
forest engineering awarded the
following year. He did graduate work
at the University of Washington,
where he received the degree of Master
of Forestry in 1931.
For more than three decades, Dr.
Liersch pursued a career in the B.C.
lumber industry as a logging
contractor, forest engineer and senior
executive for the former Powell River
Co,, MacMillan Bloedel Ltd., and
Canadian Forest Products Ltd.
Appointed head of the then
Department of Forestry at UBC in
1942, he was immediately called on by
government to serve as production
manager for a Crown Corporation
which produced spruce to build one of
the most famous aircraft of the Second
World War, the Mosquito fighter-
Dr. Liersch was closely involved with
UBC affairs from 1962 to 1976, as a
member of the Board of Governors
from 1962 to 1972, and as a member
of the management committee of the
UBC Health Sciences Centre from
1973 to 1976. He served as chairman
of the Board of Governors in 1970-71.
The UBC Alumni Association
presented Dr. Liersch with its Award
of Distinction in 1979 and he received
the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws
at UBC's 1980 spring congregation.
Dr. Liersch is survived by his wife,
Lorraine, and one daughter, Mrs.
Susan Golden.
A $2,500 annual scholarship for
students enrolled in UBC's diploma
program in education of visually
handicapped children has been set up
by family and friends of Mrs. Cathy
Stratmoen, a UBC special education
student who died in a car accident
near Whistler in December of 1979.
Mrs. Stratmoen, a graduate of the
University's School of Social Work, was
enrolled in the diploma program at
the time- of her death.
"Cathy made an impact on everyone
she met with her warmth and
understanding," said Dr. Sally Rogow,
an associate professor in the education
"When she died, individuals and
groups from around the campus and
community came forward, wanting to
set up a fund in her memory. The fact
that so many people wanted to honor
Cathy says something about the way
she touched people's lives."
Mrs. Stratmoen, who was born with
a visual disability and lost her sight in
her teen years, was hoping to teach
visually disabled children in a small
community after graduating from the
language course in Tours. Her music
studies begin in October.
"I hope to spend the month of
September attending music festivals
around the country," she said.
Ms. Craig's first choice when she
applied for the scholarship was to go
to Austria, but the foundation thought
that France would be a more suitable
location for her since she speaks
French fluently and hadn't had any
formal training in German.
"I'm just as happy to be going to
France," she said. "My primary
interest wasn't to go to Austria, it was
to study music in a foreign culture."
Ms. Craig has a long-standing
interest in foreign culture. She
attended Pearson College, an
international college in Victoria, for
two years before enrolling at UBC,
and she has been active in organizing
events for UBC's International House
since she's been on campus.
Last year she won a $2,000
Leadership Award from International
After her year in France, Ms. Craig
plans to return to UBC to complete
her music degree. She hasn't decided
on her post-graduate plans yet.
"I may teach, perform or try to
break into classical music recording.
Right now I'm keeping my options
Daon gift
Daon Development Corporation has
taken a highly innovative approach to
providing financial support for the
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration at UBC.
And shoppers in Edmonton, Calgary
and Red Deer will help.
It works like this: Daon is building
shopping centres in each of the
Alberta cities, financed through
limited partnership shares with a book
value of $125,000 each. One of these
share units has been given by Daon to
the Commerce Faculty to finance
research in business administration.
Tenants in the centres pay a base
rent plus a percentage of sales, and an
initial annual income of more than
$10,000 is expected by UBC.
"It's a unique gift as far as we're
concerned," said Commerce Dean
Peter Lusztig, "and it comes at a time
when business schools desperately need
additional support. We consider it a
research endowment and it is all the
more welcome because it provides a
reasonable hedge against inflation by
its very nature."
Daon executive vice-president
William H. Levine said the company
values its long connection with the
Commerce faculty at UBC, which has
also supplied a number of senior
officers to Daon.
"We consider the endowment to be
an investment in their future and
ours," Levine said, "and we're
delighted to be able to provide this
kind of support."
Dean Lusztig said the faculty will
first use the Daon gift to bring
Canadian and American experts to the
University this summer for a
symposium on housing in the 21st
Meanwhile, Dean Lusztig
announced the appointment of
Associate Dean Michael Goldberg to
the Herbert R. Fullerton Chair in
Urban Land Policy and Prof. Gerald
Feltham to the Certified General
Accountants' Chair in Accounting.
Prize-winning film
screened tomorrow
The prize-winning film Samskara
(Last Rites) is being shown tomorrow
night (March 19) at 8:00 p.m. in
Buchanan 100 as part of the series of
inaugural activities being held to
celebrate the opening of the new Asian
It's free and open to the public.
Two funds honor Davidsons
UBC's psychology department and
School of Nursing have established
funds honoring the late Prof. Park
Davidson and his wife, Sheena, who
were killed in a car accident in B.C.'s
southern Interior on Dec. 21.
The Department of Psychology has
established the Park O. Davidson
Memorial Fund to provide an
endowment to support "distinguished
academic work and the professional
development of students" in the
department's clinical/community
psychology program.
Contributions, payable to the
University of B.C., should be sent to
the Park O. Davidson Memorial Fund,
Department of Psychology, UBC.
The Sheena Davidson Research
Fund established by the School of
Nursing has an immediate goal of
$20,000 to provide an endowment that
will support nursing research in
matemal-child health.
Donations and enquiries should be
directed to The Sheena Davidson
Nursing Research Fund, c/o Director,
UBC Alumni Fund, 6251 Cecil Green
Park Road, Vancouver, V6T 1X8, or
to the School of Nursing, UBC. UBC Reports March 18, 1981
the key,
says writer
Aritha van Herk may be a successful
novelist but she hasn't forgotten the
importance of the basics.
Ms. van Herk, author of Judith, a
novel which won the $50,000 Seal
Book Award last   year, and The Tent
Peg, a novel published in late
February, has been on campus as a
sessional lecturer in English since last
September, teaching the fundamentals
of grammar to English 100 students.
"I don't see any conflict between
being a novelist and teaching English
100," she said. "You can't become any
kind of writer without first knowing
how to use the English language well."
She is a native of Alberta, where she
earned her B.A. and M.A. in English
from the University of Alberta. In
addition to her two novels she has
published a number of short stories.
"I'm very disciplined when I'm
writing and I tend to expect the same
discipline from my students. I'm afraid
I'm rather hard on them because I
think you have to write constantly in
order to do well. Practice is the
greatest element in writing. If you
write a lot, eventually you learn to
manipulate language effectively."
According to Ms. van Herk, some of
the problems English 100 students
have stem from a lack of reading.
"Reading is an endangered art. This
has become a highly visual society and
people would rather see things than
read pages in a book. I find my
students have difficulty reading and
this affects their writing ability. Once
they realize that it's not difficult to
read a Shakespeare play or a modern
novel and understand them, their
writing improves proportionately."
Her own writing shows a diversity of
style. Her first novel, Judith, is about
a woman who comes to terms with her
past and herself by becoming a pig
farmer in central Alberta. The story is
told in a stream of consciousness style
with flashbacks. Her latest novel, The
Tent Peg, deals with nine men and
one woman who work in a bush camp
in the Yukon. The book is written in
chronological order with all the
characters telling a portion of the story
from their point of view.
"The Tent Peg, " Ms. van Herk
explained, "is a psychological novel
that looks at how the characters deal
with their surroundings, their work
and each other. It was difficult to
write because I had to think and write
from so many different points of view.
"It takes the form of a tall tale, and
because everything is so exaggerated it
becomes humorous. But comedies can
be quite serious, and this is definitely
a serious book."
Ms. van Herk doesn't want the novel
to be labelled as a 'feminist' work of
"I am a feminist myself but I'm not
trying to preach a sermon in the book.
I do have a character in the story
who's a feminist, but the novel is really
about how men think and feel. If I
wanted to push a feminist point of
view I wouldn't have 14 men and one
woman in the novel.
"The book isn't trying to tell the
readers what to think. It does have
some serious ideas, but it was written
to entertain people."
Prof. Irving Fox of UBC's School of Community and Regional Planning and his Siberian huskies Sheenjek and Klahowya.
Westwater studies Yukon rivers
A series of research studies aimed at
setting out options for development of
the water resources of the Yukon is
getting into high gear at UBC.
Prof. Irving Fox of UBC's School of
Community and Regional Planning is
the general supervisor of the studies in
his capacity as a research associate
attached to UBC's Westwater Research
Centre, which conducts
interdisciplinary research on problems
concerning water resources and
associated lands.
The Westwater studies will be
concerned with a wide range of topics,
including power generation, tourism
and recreation and placer mining.
Prof. Fox emphasizes that the
studies will not result in a series of
recommendations detailing how
the territory's water resources can best
be developed.
By the end of this year, Prof. Fox
said Westwater will have produced a
series of technical reports for experts
and an integrated report for laymen
that will provide an assessment of
alternative policies that might be
pursued in the development of Yukon
water resources.
"Our function isn't to tell people
what to do," Prof. Fox said.
"Westwater's general function is to
carry out research on multidimensional problems so that
governments and special interest
groups have an improved foundation
for making decisions about policies
and institutional arrangements to be
, pursued in water resource
The studies are being funded by the
Canadian Arctic Resources
Committee, a non-profit body which
supports northern-problems projects,
the federal Department of Indian
Affairs and Northern Development
and the Donner Canadian Foundation
of Toronto, which recently announced
a grant of $78,000 for the project.
One study launched last year that is
well advanced, said Prof. Fox, "deals
with what we call institutions, or the
legal and administrative arrangements
for making decisions about the use of
water resources."
This study is being carried out by
Peggy Eyre, a UBC community and
regional planning graduate who'll turn
her attention to the Yukon's tourist
and recreation industry when she's
completed the institutional study.
"The view is that tourism, which is
now the Territory's second most
important industry after mining, and
the fisheries resource may be among
the best uses of the Yukon's water
resouces," says Prof. Fox.
One aspect of the study is currently
being carried out by a UBC graduate
student, who is surveying the tourist
potential of the Yukon River between
Whitehorse and Dawson. Serving as a
consultant on the tourist and
recreation project will be Prof.
Thomas Burton, who heads recreation
administration at the University of
"In connection with the Yukon
fishery, we have a project which will
focus on using fishing to improve the
economic base of the territory and the
strategies to be pursued to realize that
goal," Prof. Fox said.
"The study will look at the effects
on this potential if hydro
developments, placer mining and so
on are allowed to go ahead." A well-
known biologist, Winston Mair,
former head of the Canada Wildlife
Service and Canada's National Park
Service, is just getting this project
under way.
Under a contract with the federal
Department of Indian Affairs and
Northern Development, Westwater will
also assess the economic feasibility of
generating electricity that would be
used to power the pumps which will
drive natural gas through the proposed
pipeline across the Yukon.
"Power generation for this purpose
would involve the construction of some
large dams," Prof. Fox said, "and this
raises many additional impact
problems. A Vancouver consultant is
preparing an estimate of the cost of
transmission lines and the sub-stations
that would be required at each
pipeline compressor station."
Yet another consultant has been
engaged to carry out what Prof. Fox
calls "sensitivity analyses" on matters
related to the proposed pipeline. Prof.
Fox said the consultant would test
questions such as: "If the natural gas
is worth X dollars in the U.S., what
does the price of power have to be in
the Yukon to make it worthwhile to
use electricity to power the
compressors as opposed to say, natural
Another power-generation problem
to be investigated relates to a proposal
to build an aluminum production
plant in the Yukon. Prof. Fox said
there appears to be a coming problem
in generating the power required to
extract from bauxite ore the
aluminum that will be demanded by
future world markets.
"The west coast of North America,
including the Yukon and Alaska,
appears to be a likely spot for power
development for this purpose," he
But there may be problems for the
Yukon in this proposal. Prof. Fox
added. The bauxite would have to be
transported over the White Pass to get
it close to the Yukon power sources
and the question being asked is what
price the power will have to be to
make it advantageous to bring the ore
Another Westwater study relates to
the new Yukon gold rush resulting
from current world gold prices.
"Almost anyone aged 18 or over can
stake and work a mineral claim in the
Yukon with only minimal
environmental restraints," Prof. Fox
said. "Canada gets only 22 V£ cents for
every ounce of gold taken out of the
Yukon, which is a pretty good deal foi
the producer when you consider that
the price of gold is running between
$500 and $600 an ounce in Canadian
"Our study is aimed at
understanding the economic benefits
to Canada and the environmental
effects of this kind of placer mining
The integrated report for laymen
which Westwater plans to have ready
early next year will be discussed at a
workshop attended by representatives
of groups which have an interest in
various aspects of the report.
"Basically, the question we'll be
asking in the final report is 'Where do
we go from here in the light of the
issues that arise out of the research
studies'?," Prof. Fox   said.
The Westwater group will be in
close touch with another research
group established under the Canada
Water Act. A tripartite agreement
between the federal government, the
Yukon and British Columbia provides
for a water management study of the
Yukon River basin, exclusive of the
Porcupine tributary, which joins the
river in Alaska. UBC Reports March 18'; 1981
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■   Wilfred Laurier University has
made what it calls an "unusual
appointment." Dr. Andrew Lyons, an
assistant professor of Wilfrid Laurier
University since 1977, will now share
his academic job with his wife Harriet,
who has been teaching at Smiths
College in Massachusetts, and now can
stop those long commuting runs.
Sharing one job will allow both family
members more time for relaxation and
research and the university gains one
extra scholar.
The University of Toronto Bulletin
tells us of Prof. Barrie Hayne of U of
T's English department who's learning
lipreading as part of his specialty
studying silent films. He says what the
actors in those films were saying wasn't
always what the subtitles said they
were saying. In the silent film Three
Weeks with Conrad Nagle and Aileen
Pringle, the stars are "clasped in a
passionate embrace, the heroine bent
backwards over her ardent lover's arm.
The subtitle is something
appropriately gushy and romantic but
soon after the film's release, outraged
letters (mostly from deaf viewers)
began pouring in to the studio. The
correspondents had noted what the
subtitles hadn't— namely that what
:;     Pringle actually said was: 'Drop me,
you bastard, and I'll break your
The role of universities in Ontario is
now being studied by a committee set
up by the Ontario provincial
government. The study was asked for
by university executive heads in a brief
to the government, in which they tried
.to reconcile present and future levels
of university funding with government-
endorsed objectives of the Ontario
university system. The committee is
expected to report in February.
* * *
At the University of Calgary support
staff have established a scholarship for
their children. And their contribution
of $20,000 was matched by U of C
grants transferred from unspent
capital funds. (Only in Alberta, you
say? Pity.) Two awards will be
available next September for $2,000
each. Winners must be dependent
children of support staff employees   ■
with three or more years of service and
must register as full-time students at
the U of C.
* * *
Skipping songs are part of childhood
traditionally passed down by word of
mouth. Now University of Regina
English professor Robert Cosbey has
collected 171 songs, plus the history of
skipping and its meaning, in a
publication All in Together, Girls:
Skipping Songs from Regina,
Saskatchewan. It's available from
bookstores or from the Canadian
Plains Research Center, Room 218,
College West, University of Regina, at
Students write for
kids — and credit
Map in hand, Dad keeps his daughters
close to hand as they take in the sights
of Open House at UBC. Open House
is now an annual affair, featuring
different areas of the University. Hosts
next spring will be the Faculties of
Arts, Commerce and Business
Administration, Education, Law and
Some 20 UBC students are having a
unique experience in this academic
year. They're enrolled in the first
credit courses in the writing of
children's literature offered in any
university in Canada.
The program, which is offered in
UBC's Department of Creative
Writing, is being taught by Sue Ann
Alderson, an experienced lecturer in
English and author of five children's
books. Before coming to UBC, she
taught at Capilano College and Simon
Fraser University.
Ms. Alderson sees her role in the
program as that of a mentor rather
than a lecturer. "I think you learn to
write by writing," she says. "I see
myself as a catalyst, a resource person,
a guide. I do whatever is necessary to
fill in the gaps and make it easy for
students to open their own doors."
Ms. Alderson encourages her
students to take advantage of the child
development and children's literature
courses offered at UBC, and to work
with children. "Ideally, people who
write for children should have an
understanding of how children think
and feel," she says.
Ms. Alderson has an extensive
background working with children and
studying children's literature, but most
of the ideas for her books come from
her own experience as a mother (she
has a 10-year-old daughter, Rebecca,
and a 9-year-old son, Kai).
Three of her books deal with a
character named Bonnie McSmithers,
and according to Ms. Alderson, the
idea for the series came out of a
situation with her daughter.
The theme of the Bonnie
McSmithers series is that children need
to explore their world and have
adventures in order to develop a
necessary autonomy and self-esteem.
Ms. Alderson's other two books are
fairy tales, but they make references to
contemporary things that children can
relate to. Both of these books also deal
with the development of autonomy in
young children.
"I didn't set out to write stories with
this theme," says Ms. Alderson. "It
was something I noticed about the
books after they were written. I
suppose it must be something that I
feel strongly about."
Although her books have a
consistent theme, Ms. Alderson uses a
variety of different styles and writing
"Children are all different, all
individuals," she says, "and we should
provide a literature that is wide
enough to meet their individual
Prospective students get preview
If the faces around campus seem to
be getting younger these days, it's
probably due to the work of Iris
Thomson, a member of the Student
Counselling and Resources Centre
staff, who's co-ordinating on-campus
liasion between UBC and secondary
schools and colleges.
Ms. Thomson, a UBC psychology
graduate, advertises the tours through
a newsletter put out by the counselling
centre which goes to all secondary
schools in the province. Schools
interested in a tour can arrange an
agenda that's suited to the particular
interests of the group.
"It's mostly grade 11 and 12
students who come out," said Ms.
Thomson. "I try to show them both
the academic and recreational side of
UBC. A lot of them have never been
in a lecture hall before and they're
fascinated with this type of classroom
"In addition to classrooms and
libraries though, a tour might include
visits to residences, the Aquatic
Centre, the Museum of Anthropology
and recreational facilities on campus.
For a lot of students, it's important to
find out whether or not they would fit
into a campus environment."
The tours include orientation
sessions on admission, housing,
financial aid and general information
about the University. Ms. Thomson
also arranges appointments with
faculty members if the students express
an interest in a particular area of
Another area of her work is to
arrange tours for groups of grade 10
students who are invited to the
University as part of an accessibility
program that was initiated and funded
by UBC's Board of Governors in 1979.
The program concentrates on five
B.C. high schools that have a low
percentage of graduates enrolling in
post-secondary education. One of the
ways UBC is trying to encourage
students from these schools to consider
post-secondary education at the
University is to familiarize the students
with the campus.
"The accessibility program tours are
sponsored by the University and are
two or three days long," said Ms.
Thomson. "The students stay in the
residences overnight.
"The purpose of inviting grade 10
students is because it's at the grade 10
level that students make course
decisions that often limit their options
later on. We want to expose them to
the exciting intellectual atmosphere of
UBC, and hopefully motivate them in
theii academic program.
"I think it's important with a
campus this size to let students know
that there are people here who are
interested in them."
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Creston when they visited the campus recently. Accompanying them on the tour
was UBC counsellor Iris Thomson (fourth from left, front row) and school
counsellors Bev Myers and Jim Osborne (back row). UBC Report! March 18, 1981
PROF. J. ROSS MACKA Y . . .  back to the Arctic.
Northern expert going
north in retirement
When Prof. J. Ross Mackay of
UBC's geography department first
ventured into the Canadian arctic in
the early 1950s, he was driven by one
of the most powerful forces that
motivate university researchers —
simple curiosity.
If pressed, he will admit that it did
occur to him from time to time that
some of the symbols of modern
industrial society —- roads, bridges,
airfields, new communities and the
heavy equipment needed to build
them — might invade the north some
Certainly, he wasn't thinking how
important his research results would
one day be to the invaders.
More than 30 years of basic work on
the geography of Canada's arctic has
gained for Prof. Mackay an
international reputation as an expert
on that area's geomor-phology — the
study of the origins and development
of arctic surface features — and
particularly on permafrost, the
perennially frozen ground of that
Oil companies and other northern
developers have beaten a path to his
door for advice, which he freely
provides because he believes in another
cornerstone idea of the academic life
— that research results should be
freely available to anyone who has a
legitimate use for them.
And over the years he's been the
recipient of the major awards of North
American and international
geographical bodies, who are generally
chary about who gets their top honors.
Prof. Mackay says his curiosity
about the north is still far from
satisfied. He plans to spend even more
time pursuing his research interests in
Canada's far north, particularly in
winter, after he retires from full-time
teaching duties at UBC in June of this
The road that was to lead to a
reputation as one of Canada's leading
arctic experts began for Ross Mackay
in the late 1940s when he was teaching
at McGill University in Montreal,
where the Arctic Institute of North
America then had its headquarters.
Two years after joining the UBC
faculty in 1949, he made his first
journey to the north, where his
expertise as a cartographer and
geomorphologist was put to use.
Armed with a series of aerial
photographs taken by the federal
government, Prof. Mackay and two
companions spent the entire summer
walking inland from the Beaufort Sea
north of Great Bear Lake comparing
features in the aerial photographs with
on-the-ground observation.
The object of the study was to
determine whether land features
pictured in the aerial photographs
accurately reflected actual ground
Prof. Mackay knew that many of
the features pictured were the result of
permafrost, the frozen ground that
covers about half of Canada and
which varies in depth from 1,000 feet
in the western arctic to 1,700 feet in
some areas.
Over the next 30 years, in addition
to studying permafrost, Prof. Mackay
did intensive work on other arctic
phenomena — bodies of ground ice
which may be up to 100 feet thick in
some areas, ice wedges which form
when water freezes in arctic ground
fissures, and ice-cored hills called
pingos, which grow near the centre of
drained arctic lakes.
Except for a couple of years when
he was on study leave or working
abroad, Prof. Mackay has visited the
Canadian arctic every year since 1951
to carry out his research, mostly in the
Mackenzie River delta and coastal
area of the western arctic, where the
federal government has reserved a site
for his exclusive use on Garry Island,
where Alexander Mackenzie reached
the sea on his historic 1789 voyage
down the river that is named for him.
During his arctic visits he occupies
two winterized cabins, one on Garry
Island and the second 40 miles to the
east, where he has drained an arctic
lake as part of an experiment designed
to investigate the growth of permafrost
and pingos.
Prof. Mackay began to get an
inkling of just how important
permafrost research was in the late
1960s, when the first of what was to
become a flood of telephone calls
began to reach him at UBC,
The callers were oil firms and other
northern development companies
which were in need of assistance and
advice about permafrost conditions
which might affect their operations
and the natural environment in the
Mackenzie delta and western arctic
coast, the areas where Prof. Mackay
had been active.
With his knowledge of permafrost
and ground ice conditions in those
areas, Prof. Mackay was able to advise
the companies about what happens
when there is an increase in surface
activity or when ground cover is
stripped off.
The most immediate result of
surface activity is that permafrosted
ground will literally cave in, or
subside, which could create havoc if
special measures aren't taken to
minimize or prevent thawing.
Oil pumped to the surface from
deep underground, where it has been
heated because it's closer to the earth's
core, can't be transported through
underground pipelines in the arctic
because thaw-induced subsidence
would result in stresses that would
crack the line.
As a matter of principle, Prof.
Mackay has never accepted personal
consulting fees for any of the advice he
has freely given to companies,
although his colleagues insist he could
have made a small fortune in this role.
One company provided grants to
UBC for a graduate student
fellowship, while other companies have
provided Prof. Mackay with extensive
drill hole data as well as
transportation and logistic help for his
graduate students.
For the most part, Prof. Mackay has
been supported by the Geological
Survey of Canada, the Polar
Continental Shelf Project of Energy,
Mines and Resources, and the Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research
His work on disturbances to
permafrost has also helped in the
development of government land-use
regulations in the far north. He's
recently been appointed to the
Beaufort Sea Panel, which will review
plans to extract oil and gas from
underwater deposits off the Arctic
Prof. Mackay's research, which has
resulted in more that 150 published
papers, has not gone unnoticed by his
The Royal Canadian Geographical
Society awarded its Massey Medal to
him in 1967. He was the recipient of a
Centennial Medal from the federal
government in 1968, and he received
the citation of merit from the
Canadian Association of Geographers
at the International Geographical
Congress in 1975. In 1975 he also was
awarded the Miller Medal of the Royal
Society of Canada and UBC's top
prize, the Prof. Jacob Biely Faculty
Research Award. In 1977 he received
the Outstanding Fellow Award of the
Arctic Institute of North America.
Anyone planning to write about
Prof. Mackay's contributions to arctic
research can't help being impressed by
the awe in which he is held by
colleagues in UBC's geography
Dr. Michael Church, a former
student of Prof. Mackay who is now
an associate professor of geography at
UBC, points to the sheer volume of
careful description and analysis that
his mentor has carried out over the
"He's invented very simple methods
for measuring ways in which the arctic
landscape changes, which is very
important from an academic point of
view as well as for northern
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others to develop ways of making new,
better and more extensive
Some of Prof. Mackay's ingenious
methods of scientific investigation wen
detailed recently by a colleague, Prof.
Bill Mathews of UBC's Department of
Geological Sciences, who gave one ofi
series of lectures honoring Prof.
He described a response by Prof.
Mackay to the problem of obtaining a
precise time of day and year when an
ice wedge cracks open as the result of
permafrost chilling.
The solution turned out to be a
variation of technique pioneered
earlier by Prof. Mackay, who
embedded a slender wire in the arctic
top soil across the axis of an ice wedgt
in the summer when the soil was
thawed under the summer sun.
The wire, when frozen in with the
winter cold, would snap the instant
the ice wedge split open.
To pin down the exact time the win
snapped, Prof. Mackay employed an
inexpensive electric watch that
recorded the time of day, day of the
week and month. He disconnected om
battery terminal and reconnected it
via the "breaking wire." When the ict
wedge cracked, the wire snapped and
the watch stopped. I
And since the watch could be left [
untended for many months before it
repeated its day-date pattern, it was
possible to recapture both the time
and date of the rupture using the
doctored wrist watch. Prof. Mackay
now obtains the same information wii
sophisticated electronic timing devical
Ross Mackay's answer to the
problem of finding a substitute for thfi
increasingly expensive and hard-to-
obtain wooden dowelling used as
survey stakes in the arctic was to
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Mackay as a "model scholar who has
consistently reminded us of the
abiding purpose of a university by
teaching conscientiously and sticking
to his research. He's been responsiblt
for the emergence at UBC of a
relatively outstanding-group of
physical geographers in the Canadiai
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modest man, would never give voice I
the kudos that come easily to his
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had plenty of offers from elsewhere
that would have paid him a great dei
more money. And he adds: "I've
stayed at UBC because I've been a
member of a congenial department
under capable heads and where I
enjoy good relationships with other
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DBC Calendar Deadlines
For events in the weeks of April 5 and April 12,
atcrial must be submitted not later than
K p.m. on March 26.
Send notices to Information Services. 6328
Memorial Rd. (Old Administration Building).
For further information, call 228-3131.
The Vancouver Institute.
Saturday, March 21
The Mystique of the Detective
Story. Mr. Julian Symons,
author, Kent, England.
Saturday, March 28
Paradoxes of Irrationality.
Prof. Donald Davidson,
University of Chicago.
Both lectures, are in Lecture Hall 2, Woodward
' " " ":15 p.m.
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B.C. Gardens.
Tenth in a series of CBC television programs
featuring the UBC Botanical Garden as an
inchor point for a province-wide look at
horticulture. Hosts: David Tarrant, Botanical
Carden educational co-ordinator, and CBC
personality Bob Switzer. Today's program looks
it Cominco Gardens, Kimberlev. CBC, Channel
!. 11:30 a.m.
Benefit Organ Recital.
Benefit recital for the SOS Children Villages in
Africa, Asia and Latin America. Recital by
Prof. H.J. Weinitschke, a visiting professor of
mathematics at UBC. St. Andrew's Wesley
Church. 1012 Nelson Street. 3:00 p.m.
Cancer Research Seminar.
Immune Complexes and Cancer. Dr. Fernando
I A.Salinas, Advanced Therapeutics department,
CCA.B.C. and Pathology, UBC. Lecture
Theatre, B.C. Cancer Research Centre, 601 W.
110th Ave. 12:00 noon.
Planetary Economics Series.
Children of Peru. Room 308, Library Processing
Suilding. 12:30 p.m.
Anna Wyman Dance Company.
Sponsored by the Alma Mater Society.
Admission is free. Ballroom, Student Union
Building. 12:30 p.m.
World University Services of Canada.
Brazil — The Price of a Development
"Miracle." Part of a series on international
development. Room 205, Buchanan Building.
Sigma XI Lecture.
Malnutrition in Brazil: A Scientific and Cultural
Perspective. Prof. Indrajit D. Desai, Human
Nutrition, UBC. Lecture Hall 3, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Asian Centre Inaugural Activities.
A Himalayan Experience: slide show by Prof.
Vinod Modi, internationally acclaimed
photographer. Room 102, Lasserre Building.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Some Problems Based on Applications of Fluid
Sheets and Fluid Jets. Dr. P.M. Naghdi,
Mechanical Engineering, Berkeley, Calif. Room
1215. Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Biochemistry Seminar.
The Structure and Function of the Gene for Iso-
TCytochrome C in Yeast. Andrew Spence,
Biochemistry, UBC. Lecture Hall 3, Woodward
liutructional Resources.Centre. 4:00 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar.
The Quasar Luminosity Function and The
Origin of the Diffuse X-Ray Background. Dr.
Bruce Margon, Astronomy, University of
Washington, Seattle. Room 318, Hennings
Building. 4:00 p.m.
Zoology "Physiology Group"
Neuronal Cell Lineages, Cell Death and
Pathway Selection by Growth Cones. Dr. C.S.
Goodman, Biological Sciences, Stanford
University, Calif. Room 2449, Biological
Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
International House.
English Language Evening. Gate Four.
International House. 7:30 p.m.
1981 Evening at "Pops."
Annual concert featuring the UBC Wind
Symphony, directed by Martin Berinbaum; with
juests UBC Chamber Singers, directed by
Cortland Hultberg; and soloists Donald Brown,
baritone, and Debra Parker, soprano. Ballroom,
Student Union Building. 8:00 p.m.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Guest
Speaker/Grand Rounds.
Autogenic Therapy in Gynaecology and
Obstetrics: Indications and Results. H.J. Prill,
president. International Society of
Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Introduction by Dr. Wolfgang Luthe, SFU.
Lecture Hall B, Heather Pavilion, Vancouver
General Hospital. 8:00 a.m.
B.C. Section of IADR Dentistry
Some Specific Relations Between Oral Sensory
Inputs and Responses of the Mouth. Dr. Y.
Kawamura. professor and head. Oral
Physiology, Osaka University Dental School.
Room 388, Macdonald Building. 12:00 noon.
Distinguished Visitors
Program/Political Science Lecture.
The Organization of Space and the Individual's
Freedom  —  Partitions and Networks. Prof. Jean
Gottmann, Geography, University of Oxford.
Room 100, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Weekly Weather Briefing.
Weekly lunch hour weather map discussions are
held every Tuesday. All interested students,
faculty and staff are invited to attend. Room
215, Geography Building. 12:30 p.m.
Asian Research Noon-Hour Series.
Daisetz Suzuki and Buddhism, Man and Nature.
Room 106, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
International House Films.
Switzerland and The Swiss Year. Admission is
free. Room 400, International House. (Films will
be repeated tonight at 8:00 p.m.) 12:30 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Natural Regulators of Fungal Development.
Prof. Edward G. Trionc, Botany and Plant
Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis.
Room 3219, Biological Sciences Building.
12:30 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar.
Microwave Radio Design at Microtel Pacific
Research Limited. Dr. J.L. Fikart, Microtel
Pacific Limited. Room 402, Electrical
Engineering Building. 1:30 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar.
Pathophysiology of Cardiac ischemia:
Experimental Studies on Myocardial
Preservation. Dr. John T. Flaherty, Medicine,
John Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Room B84, Cunningham Building. 2:30 p.m.
Distinguished Visitors
Program/Philosophy Seminar.
Towards a Unified Theory of Speech and
Action. Prof. Donald Davidson, University of
Chicago. Penthouse, Buchanan Building.
3:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Seasonality in B.C. Lakes, with Examples from
Kamloops and Kootenay Lakes. Dr. E.C.
Carmack, National Water Research Institute,
West Vancouver, B.C. Room 1465, Biological
Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Physiology Seminar.
The Origin of Slow Currents-in Cardiac Muscle.
Dr. E.A.Johnson, Duke University Medical
Center, Durham, N.C. Room 2605, Block A,
Medical Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Chemistry Research Conference
Through the Quartz Looking Glass; Dr. G.B.
Porter, Chemistry, UBC. Room 250, Chemistry
Building. 4:30 p.m.
Planning Association Debate.
Resolved that Central Planning Should Have
More Influence in Societal Decision-Making. Dr.
Walter Block, The Fraser Institute, vs. Bruce
Yorke, Alderman. The audience will vote before
and after the debate. Room 110, Angus
Building. 7:00 p.m.
UBC Public Affairs.
The Oil Companies and Anti-Combines
Legislation in Canada. Dr. William Stanbury,
Commerce, UBC, with host Gerald Savory.
Cable 10, Vancouver Cablevision. (Program will
be repeated on March 25 at 3:00 p.m.) 9:00 p.m.
Hewitt Bostock Lecture.
The Detective Story from Ancient to Modern.
Julian Symons, author, Kent, England. Room
102, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Ascent of Man Series.
Generation upon Generation. Room 308,
Library Processing Building. 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Haydn and Ravel. UBC Piano Trio:
Jane Coop, piano; John Loban, violin; and Eric
Wilson, cello. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Simulation and Modelling in
Benford's Law: A Scale for All Seasons. Dr.
James V. Whittaker, Mathematics, UBC. Room
105, Mathematics Building. 12:30 p.m.
The Doctor and the Others Series.
Pre-Scientific Public Health and Preventive
Medicine. Dr. John Norris. T.B. Auditorium,
Vancouver General Hospital. 12:30 p.m.
Distinguished Visitors
Program/Philosophy Seminar.
First-Person Authority. Prof. Donald Davidson,
University of Chicago. Penthouse, Buchanan
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Physiology Seminar.
Synthesis and Structure-Activity Studies on
Conformational^ Restricted Analogues of
GABA. Dr. R.D. Allan, Pharmacology,
University of Sydney, Australia. Room 2605,
Block A, Medical Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Zoology Seminar (Spencer Memorial
Population Biology of Checkered-Spot
Butterflies: Testing a Theory in the Field. Dr.
Paul Ehrlich, Biology, Stanford University.
Room 2000, Biological Sciences Building.
8:00 p.m.
Special Centenary Concert.
Music of Bela Bartok. Robert Silverman, Jane
Coop and Robert P.ogers, piano; John Loban,
violin; and John Rudolph and Tony Phillips,
percussion. Tickets are $3; $2-for students.
Recital Hall, Music Building. 8:00 p.m.
Distinguished Visitors
Program/Psychology Lecture.
Characteristics of an Upgraded Mind: Ape vs.
Child. Prof. David Premack, Psychology,
University of Pennsylvania. Lecture Hall 2,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
8:00 p.m.
Psychiatry Lecture.
Depressive Illness in Childhood. Dr, Dennis
Cantwell, Psychiatry, UCLA. Lecture Theatre,
Health Sciences Centre Hospital. 9:00 a.m.
Medical Grand Rounds.
Diabetes Mellitus: Principles of Modern Therapy
and Practice. Dr. K.G. Dawson. Lecture Hall B,
Vancouver General Hospital. 9:00 a.m.
Biochemical Diseases Seminar.
Maple Syrup Urine Disease. Dr. L. Chan.
Population Pediatric Conference Room,
Children's Hospital, 250 W. 59th Ave.
11:30 a.m.
Health Sciences Career Day.
Sponsored by the Health Sciences Students
Committee for students in Medicine, Dentistry,
Pharmacy, Dietetics, Nursing, Pre-Med,
Rehabilitation Medicine and Social Work
(health option). Main Foyer, Student Union
Building. 12:30 p.m.
UBC Contemporary Players.
Music of Benjamin, Milhaud and Knox. Stephen
Chatman, director. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Academic Women's Association.
Personnel Matters. A presentation and
discussion on appointment, re-appointment,
promotion, tenure and grievance. Non-members
welcome. Penthouse, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Distinguished Visitors Program/Political Science Lecture.
The Metamorphosis of the Modern Metropolis.
Prof. Jean Gottmann, University of Oxford.
Room 100, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Asian Research/Southeast Asia
The Philippines: The Way Ahead. Rod Haynes,
Ph.D. student, Geography, UBC. Room 230,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
The Doctor and the Others Series.
Preventive and Occupational Medicine in the
Scientific Era. Dr. John Norris. Lecture Hall B,
Vancouver General Hospital. 12:30 p.m.
Academic Women's Association.
AWA business meeting. Annual reports and
election of executive. Send nominations to
Penny Gouldstone, Education, by Monday,
March 23. Penthouse, Buchanan Building.
1:30 p.m.
Physics Condensed Matter Seminar.
Domains in The Spin-Density-Waves Phases of
Chromium. Ed Fenton, NRC. Ottawa. Room
318, Hennings Building. 2:30 p.m.
Psychology Colloquium.
Intelligence and Language in Ape and Child.
Dr. David Premack, Psychology, University of
Pennsylvania. Room 102, Buchanan Building.
3:30 p.m.
Distinguished Visitors Program/
Philosophy Seminar.
A Coherence Theory of Meaning and
Knowledge. Prof. Donald Davidson, University
of Chicago. Penthouse, Buchanan Building.
3:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
The Infrared Spectrum of H5 + . Dr. T. Oka,
NRC. Ottawa. Room 201, Hennings Building.
4:00 p.m.
Physiology Seminar.
Synaptic Biochemistry of Substance P. Dr.
Michael Hanley, Helen Hay Whitney Fellow,
MRC Neurochemical Pharmacology Unit,
Cambridge. Room 2605, Block A, Medical
Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Asian Research China Seminar.
Contemporary Chinese Thought and the
Problem of Socialism. Dr. Arif Dirlik, History,
UBC. Penthouse, Angus Building. 4:30 p.m.
Meatballs. Continues until Sunday, March 29.
Showings are tonight at 7:00 p.m., 7:00 and
9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and
7:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $1 with AMS
card. Auditorium, Student Union Building.
International House.
German Language Evening. Gate Four,
International House. 7:30 p.m.
Engineering Education in B.C.
A panel discussion with the Canadian Society for
Chemical Engineering. Speakers: Dean L.M.
Wedepohl, UBC; Mr. SJ. Cunliffe, UVic; Dr.
T.W. Calvert, SFU; and P.T. Seabrook. A.P.E.
of B.C. Moderator: Dr. Mike Papic. Admission
is free. Visitors welcome. Oak Room, Sheraton
Plaza 500 Hotel,  12th Ave. and Cambie.
7:30 p.m.
UBC Collegium Musicum.
Music of the Renaissance and Early Baroque.
John Chappell and John Sawyer, co-directors.
Recital Hall. Music Building'. 8:00 p.m.
Management Science Seminar.
Non-Technical Factors in the Success and
Failure of Operations Research. J.E. Roberts,
B.C. Research. Room 210, Angus Building.
10:00 a.m.
Developmental Medicine Seminar.
The Ovarian Surface (Germinal) Epithelium:
Historical, Developmental and Clinical "    -
Significance. First Floor Seminar Room, WilloSv
Eavilion, Vancouver General Hospital.
12:30 p.m.
UBC Collegium Musicum.
Music of the Renaissance and Early Baroque.
John Chappell and John Sawyer, co-directors.
Recital Hall. Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
History Lecture.
Metis Land Claims and the Northwest
Rebellion. Prof. Thomas E. Flanagan, Political
Science, University of Calgary. Room 202,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
The Doctor and the Others Series.
Medical Social Responsibility: Its Roots and
Development. Dr. John Norris. Lecture Hall B,
Vancouver General Hospital. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Folate Metabolism in Psychological Disease. Dr.
R. Shulman. Fourth Floor Conference Room,
Health Centre for Children. 1:00 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Sedimentation Potentials in Hindered Settling of
Fine Particles. E. Tackie. Room 206, Chemical
Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Distinguished Visitors Program/
Political Science Lecture.
The Inadequacy of Modern Population Counts.
Prof. Jean Gottmann, Geography, University of
Oxford. Penthouse. Buchanan Building.
3:30 p.m.
Linguistics Colloquium.
Grammatical Phrases and Lexical Phrases. Prof.
Andre Martinet. Universite de Paris. France.
Room 2225, Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Rowing Team Reunion; '"
Reunion banquet at the Dogwood Room of the
Pacific National Exhibition for members of past
UBC rowing teams. Special guests will be
graduates who were members of the UBC four-
and eight-man crews that won gold and silver
medals at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne.
Australia. Tickets and information, 228-2503.
6:00-p.m. for 7:00 p.m.
International House.
Folk Night. Contemporary and traditional
music. Gate 4. International House. 7:00 p.m.
Centre for Continuing Education
The Nature of Attitudinal Healing. Dt. Gerald
■   G. Jampolsky, director, Centre for Attitudinal
Healing, Tiburon. California. Admission is $4;
$3 -for students (free for those attending 'A Day  .
with Dr. Jampolsky' — see listing for Saturday,
March 28). Lecture Hal! 2, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 8:00 p.m.
UBC Opera Theatre and
UBC Symphony Orchestra.
Mozart's Cosi fan tutti. Prof. French Tickner.
director. Old Auditorium. 8:00 p.m.
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Fine Arts Graduate Student
A series of eight talks presented by UBC Fine
Arts graduate students and graduate students
from other universities on a variety of art
historical topics. Fee is $5 (at the door) and includes lunch. Room 102, Lasserre Building.
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Centre for Continuing Education
A Day wtih Dr. Jampolsky: Teach Only Love.
An opportunity for a deeper treatment and
discussion of the philosophy and procedures
behind attitudinal healing. Fee is $30; $25 for
students (this includes free admission to the Friday night lecture). For more information, call
228-2181, local 261. Lecture Hall 6, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 10:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m.
UBC Opera Theatre and
UBC Symphony Orchestra.
Mozart's Cosi fan tutu. Prof. French Tickner.
direccor. Old Auditorium. 8:00 p.m.
UBC Invitational Rowing Regatta.
UBC has invited crews from Washington and
Oregon for this annual event on Burnaby Lake.
Events get underway at 8:00 a.m. with finals
scheduled for approximately 1:00 p.m.
B.C. Gardens.
Eleventh in this series of CBC television
programs featuring the UBC Botanical Garden
as an anchor point for a province-wide look at
horticulture. Hosts: David Tarrant, Botanical
Garden educational co-ordinator, and CBC
personality Bob Switzer. Today's program looks
at Victoria Allotment Gardening. CBC, Channel
3. 3:00 p.m.
Creative Writing/Germanic Studies
A reading by one of Austria's most influential
contemporary authors, H.C. Artmann. Room
204, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
\\ Data Fitting: Least Sums of Absolute
Deviations. Prof. Richard Bands, Computer
Science. University of Waterloo. Room 203.
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar.
Gamma Rays, Pulsars, and Supernova
Remnants. Prof. V. Radhakrishnan, director,
The Raman Research Institute, Bangalore,
India. Room 318, Hennings Building. 4:00 p.m.
Biochemistry Seminar.
Action of Detergents on Membrane Structure.
Kathleen Alexander, Biochemistry, UBC.
Lecture Hall 3, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 4:00 p.m.
Speech Act Theory Seminar.
Talking About Talk Between Adults and
Children. Dr. Gordon Wells, Centre for the
Study of Language and Communication, Bristol
University School of Education. Room 2415,
Scarfe Building, UBC. 4:30 p.m.
Zoology "Physiology Group"
Electrophysiology of Na + Transport Across a
Mammalian Epithelium. Dr. S.A. Lewis,
Physiology, Yale University, New Haven,
Connecticut. Biological Sciences Building.
4:30 p.m.
International House.
English Language Evening. Gate Four,
International House. 7:30 p.m.
UBC Opera Theatre and
UBC Symphony Orchestra.
Mozart's Cosi fan tutti. Prof. French Tickner,
director. Old Auditorium. 8:00 p.m.
International House.
Fitness Awareness Week. Dancerize
demonstration and participation event with
Terpsichore. Admission is free. Upper Lounge,
International House. 12:30 p.m.
Weekly Weather Briefing.
Weekly lunch hour weather map discussions arc
held every Tuesday. All interested students,
faculty and staff are invited to attend. Room
215, Geography Building. 12:30 p.m.
International House Films.
John Hooper's Way With the Wood and Fort
Good Hope. Admission is free. (Both fdms will
be repeated at 8:00 p.m. tonight.) Room 400,
International House. 12:30 p.m.
Slavonic Studies Lecture.
Alcoholism in the Soviet Union: Political and
Economic Consequences. Prof. David Powell,
Harvard University. Room 102, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Electirical Engineering Seminar.
Federal Government Support for Research,
Innovation and Product Development. John
Wiebe, Industry, Trade and Commerce,
Government of Canada. Room 402, Electrical
Engineering Building.  1:30 p.m.
Slavonic Studies Seminar.
Public Policy in the Soviet Union: The Politics
of Aging. Prof. David Powell, Harvard
University. Room 2202. Buchanan Building.
3:30 p.m.
Biomembrane Discussion Group
Export of Protein in E.coli. Dr. L.L. Randall,
Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle.
Lecture Hall 1, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 4:00 p.m.
Museum of Anthropology Films.
"Celebration of the Raven", a film documenting
the production of Bill Reid's sculpture, Raven
and the First Men, and "A Very Special
Building", a Film made by UBC Library
employee Bianca Barnes about the creation of
the Museum of Anthropology, will be shown in
the theatre gallery of the Museum. 4:00 p.m.
Language Education Lecture.
Some Antecedents of Early Educational
Attainment. Dr. Gordon Wells, Centre for the
Study of Language and Communication, Bristol
University School of Education. Room 226,
Angus Building. 4:30 p.m.
Chemistry Research Conference
Dr. D.F. Shriver, Chemistry, Northwestern
University, Evanston. Room 250, Chemistry
Building. 4:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Gallery.
Opening of Pork Roasts, a display of 250
feminist cartoons in the UBC Fine Arts Gallery,
located in the basement of Main Library.
8:00 to 10:00 p.m.
UBC Opera Theatre and
UBC Symphony Orchestra.
Mozart's Cosi fan tutti. Prof. French Tickner,
director. Old Auditorium. 8:00 D.m.
International House.
Fitness Awareness Week. Meditation and
Physical Fitness. Alan Hockley. Admission is
free. Upper Lounge, International House.
12:30 p.m.
Wednesday Noon-Hour Concert.
The complete solo piano music of Brahms,
Recital No. 4. Robert Silverman, piano. To be
recorded by the CBC. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Ascent of Man Series.
The Long Childhood. Room 308, Library
Processing Building. 12:30 p.m.
Immunology Seminar Group.
Antigen and Receptor Initiated Regulation of
Immunity. Dr. Mark Green, Pathology, Harvard
Medical School, Boston, Mass. Salon B, Faculty
Club. 8:00 p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds.
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy. Dr. N.
Bruchovsky, Medical Oncology, CCA.B.C.
Lecture Hall B, Vancouver General Hospital.
9:00 a.m.
University Singers.
Carl Orff, Carmina Burana. Directed by James
Schell. Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
International House.
Fitness Awareness Week. Free fitness testing with
Action B.C. Admission is free. Upper Lounge.
International House.  12:30 p.m.
Special Lecture.
Gas Chromatography — Mass Spectrometry and
High Resolution Two Dimensional
Electrophoresis: New Possibilities in Studies on
Human Diseases. Prof. Egil Jellum, University of
Oslo, Norway. Sponsored by The Faculty of
Medicine, the Biochemical Discussion Group,
The Biomembranes Discussion Group, the
Immunology Seminar Group and the Pulmonary
Research Seminar Group. Lecture Hall 6,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
12:30 p.m.
Faculty Association Meeting.
Room 100, Mathematics Building. 1:00 p.m.
Physics Condensed Matter Seminar.
Conduction in Low Dimensional Metals. David
Thoulcss, University of Washington. Room 318,
Hennings Building, 2:30 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
Multiple Controls of Integration-Excision by
Phage X: Transcription, Translation,
Catalysis. Dr. Harrison Echols, Virus
Laboratory, UCLA, Berkeley, California.
Lecture Hall 5, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 4:00 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
Ice Age Climatic Variability and the Music of
the Planets. Dr. N. Shacklcton, Godwin
Laboratory, Cambridge University, England.
Room 201, Hennings Building. 4:00 p.m.
Health Research Panel Discussion.
How to Succeed in Health Research. Chairman:
Dean William Webber, Medicine, U.B.C. Panel
members: Dr. John Brown, Physiology, UBC, on
Regulation of Insulin Secretion by
Gastrointestinal Hormones; Dr. Peter Pare,
Medicine, UBC, on Asthma and Smoke-Induced
Lung Disease; and Dr. Stephen Drance,
Ophthalmology, UBC. on New Developments in
Assessment of Glaucoma. Open to the public.
Sponsored by Canadians for Health Research.
Robson Square Theatre. 8:00 p.m.
International House.
Fitness Awareness Week. Holistic Arts and
Sciences Centre offer a yoga and fitness
demonstration including T'ai Chi, Hanuma Cub
(fitness), Fast Asanas, traditional yoga poses and
breathing. Admission is free. Lower Lounge,
International House. 12:30 p.m.
Biomembranes Discussion Group
A Fresh Look at the Protein-Lipid Interface.
Dr. P.L. Yeagle, Biochemistry, State University
of New York, Buffalo, N.Y. Room 4210, Block
A. Medical Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Range of Diseases Discovered by the
Biochemical Diseases Laboratory in a 10-Year
Period. Dr. D.A. Applegarth. Fourth Floor
Conference Room, Health Centre for Children.
1:00 p.m.
Management Science Seminar.
Sufficient Optimality Conditions in Nonlinear
Programming. Prof. Jochern Zowe,
Mathematics, University of Bayreuth, W.
Germany. Room 412, Angus Building.
3:30 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Modelling a Fixed-Bed Electrochemical Reactor.
C.W. Oloman. Room 206, Chemical
Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Linguistics Colloquium.
Variables in Vancouver English. Robert J.
Gregg, professor emeritus, Linguistics, UBC.
Room 2225, Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
International House.
Farewell Dinner and Dance with a live band.
Free Tickets for I.H. Student Members
Graduating This Year. Upper Lounge,
International House. 6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
University Singers.
Directed by James Schell. Repeat program of
April 2nd. Recital Hall, Music Building.
8:00 p.m.
Science Academic Counselling
Academic advice re. programs in Science should
be obtained from departmental advisers prior to
the end of term. Lists of advisers are available
at the departmental offices and at the Office of
the Dean of Science. (Note: B.Sc. General Program advice is available at the Office of the
Nitobe Garden Hours
Nitobe Garden will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
weekdays, and from 10 a.m. to half an hour
before sunset weekends:
Food Service Hours
The following food service hours will be in effect
for the month of April: The Auditorium Snack
Bar, Barn Snack Bar, Education Snack Bar and
IRC Snack Bar will be open from 8:00 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. The Ponderosa Snack Bar will be
open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The Bus Stop
Coffee Shop will be open 7:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday and from 10:00 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. on Saturdays beginning April 6. The
Buchanan Snack Bar will be closed from Aprii
6. The Student Union Building will provide a
limited snack bar service from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. in the main foyer of the building beginning April 6 due to renovations.
Fine Arts Gallery
The Exoskelctons of Evil, an exhibition by Jan
Menses runs until March 28 in the UBC Fine
Arts Gallery, located in the basement of the
Main Library. Pork Roasts, a display of 250
feminist cartoons will be exhibited from April 1
to May 2. (The gallery will be closed April
17-20.) Deadline for a caption contest for
feminist cartoons is April 24. More information
is available from the Fine Arts Gallery.
AMS Gallery
An exhibition of paintings by students in UBC'i
art education department will be on display until March 27, including Saturday, March 21.
From March 31 to April 3 the gallery will be
presenting an exhibition of works by art education graphics students entitled The l"3th Annual
Print Show Sale. This exhibit will be open from
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. For further information, ca"
Joyce Woods at 254-3074. The AMS Gallery is
located in the Student Union Building.
Food Services Catering.
Members of the University community who will j
require on-campus catering between April and
September are asked to note that catering
manager Helen Wilden will be relocated from
her regular office in the Student Union
Building, which will be undergoing extensive
renovations in the spring and summer. Her-^f-
fice during April will be in the kitchen area t"
the Walter Gage Residence and from May until
September her office will be in the south tower f
committee room of the Gage Residence. Sheen
be reached by trying the following campus
telephone numbers: 228-5494 or 228-2616.
Bookstore Inventory
The Bookstore will be closed for an annual inventory on Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, j
April 2. The last day for accepting requisitions I
for stationary, office supplies etc. will be March!
Faculty and Staff Golf Tournament j
All faculty and staff, active and retired, are invited to the 25th annual golf tournament on
Thursday, April 30 at the University Golf
Course. If you don't play golf, join in later for
the silver anniversary dinner at the Faculty
Club. Tee-off times are 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
.Green fees, $8; dinner, $17. For advance tee-oB
'reservations, call Dr. Whittle, 228-5047 or
Museum of Anthropology
Exhibits: Salish Art: Visions of Power. Symbob
of Wealth; Kwagiutl Graphics: Tradition in a
New Medium; West Coast Graphics: Images o(
Change; Imperial Power: Coins, Keys, Seals,
Weights and Sculptures from the Roman and
Byzantine Courts.
Free Identification Clinics: March 31, April 2
and May 26 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Snake in the Grass Moving Theatre: Clowns
Garbanio and Koko give Sunday performances
at 2:00 p.m. until March 29. Free with museun
Museum of Anthropology community^video pro
grams: Programs air Tuesday evenings at 7:00
p.m. on Cable 10 on March 10, 24 and April?,
14. Shows will be repeated at 4:30 p.m. on the
following Thursdays and at 6:00 p.m. on the
following Saturdays. Cable 10 Northshore show
the programs 12 days after original broadcasts
on alternate Sunday evenings at 10:30 p.m.
Museum hours are: noon to 9:00 p.m. on
Tuesdays; from noon to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday!
through Sundays, and is closed Mondays.
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