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 Volume 31 Number 10
May 1,1985
UBC 'shortchanged'; rationale
sought for grant allocations
Robert H.T. Smith, UBC president pro
tern., today criticized the distribution of
university adjustment funds by the
Universities Council of B.C. to the
province's three universities. "If the
Council carries out the allocations it
has announced, the effect will seriously
prejudice the future of UBC, the
province's flagship university", said Dr.
Dr. Smith's charge that the University
of B.C. has been "shortchanged"
applies to the division of a special
adjustment fund of $14,924,900
announced in last month's provincial
budget. The figure represents five
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The dust is flying on the east side of the campus on Fairview Crescent just
off Wesbrook Mall as workmen press on with construction of 187
townhouse units which will eventually house almost 800 UBC students.
When development is completed later this year it will be leased for one
year by the Expo 86 Corporation to house individuals coming to Vancouver
to staff international pavilions at the 1986 world exposition. Total cost of
the new housing development will be about $14.3 million.
$31 million biomedical
k research centre planned
UBC has attracted another "satellite"
research enterprise, a $31-million
biomedical research centre.
The centre will develop anti-viral
and anti-cancer drugs such as interferon
and carry out clinical trials of the drugs
on patients in the Health Sciences
Centre Hospital on campus and
eventually with other teaching hospitals
affiliated with the University.
The work will be done in close
association with the B.C. Cancer
Control Agency.
Dr. Peter Larkin, UBC's associate
vice-president for research, said the
centre is locating at UBC because of
the University's recognized talents in
biotechnology, a field that includes
what is colloquially known as gene
splicing and genetic engineering.
"UBC professors doing research in this
area are found in a number of faculties
across the campus. We are known as a
leading centre in Canada," Dr. Larkin
"In biology, human cells are
routinely grown in test tubes in a liquid
called a medium that supplies all of
the necessary nutrients for growth. The
centre is locating in a medium of
University talent, rich in knowledge and
"One way of putting our biotechnology
research into perspective is to consider
the number of contracts we have under
the federal National Research Council's
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per cent of the total amount of money
devoted in the budget to the University
of B.C., Simon Fraser University and the
University of Victoria.
The Council has announced plans to
divide $11 million of the fund among
the three universities. $10 million of the
fund is to help the universities reduce
their operations. However, UBC will only
receive 55 per cent or $5.5 million of
this amount.
Dr. Smith said the figure of 55
per cent is in conflict with the 60 per cent
proportion used by the Council in
allocating UBC its share of $271,645,850
earmarked in the budget speech for the
"University Operating Contributions
Program" for the three universities. Last
year, the Council also allotted UBC 60
per cent of the continuing operating
grant made to the three universities.
The Council also plans to allocate $1
million of the adjustment fund to the
three universities for "university
research activities of proven high
quality." UBC will receive only 75
per cent of this amount.
Dr. Smith said that the 75 per cent
allocation to UBC makes little sense
since UBC, as the major research
university in the province, does 80
per cent of all research that is funded
by external research agencies at the
three universities.
Dr. Smith said he has asked that the
Council provide the rationale for
allocating the funds.
"The Council, like the universities,
must be accountable if it is to function
with any credibility," he said.
Dr. Smith also said the Council plans
to hold $3,424,900 of the $14.9 million
fund for contingencies, including
possible assistance to the provincial
government in meeting its commitment
to the universities in expanding
engineering education.
"The provincial government originally
undertook to expand engineering
education at the three universities as a
special program outside of normal
funding for the universities," he said.
'The three universities received assurances
that normal funding of university
operations would not be compromised.
It appears that the government may
now pay for its engineering program
expansion by taking the money out of
funds that would normally go to the
The Council also plans to hold back
$500,000 to support plans submitted by
"two or more institutions," in the
Council's words.
Excluding the $500,000 and $3,424,900
which have yet to be allocated, UBC
will receive $169,343,046 from the
Council, 98.64 per cent of the
University's operating grant in 1984-85.
SFU will receive $62,724,525 or 99.19
per cent and UVic $50,578,279 or 99.11
per cent of their 1984-85 operating
Bill Nieuwenhuizen of the Department
of Physical Plant is no space man.
He's required to wear special
protective equipment because he's
exposed all day to an approved but
selective herbicide called Casoron,
which is highly effective in keeping
down unwanted weeds and seedlings
in UBC flower and shrub beds. The
only disadvantage to the outfit, he
says, is that the plastic visor of his
helmet sometimes fogs up.
Senate adds to
'no-no' list
for UBC exams
UBC's Senate approved changes in
rules governing formal University
examinations at its April meeting.
In future, students will be prohibited
from making use of calculators,
computers, audio or video cassette
players or other memory aid devices,
other than as authorized by the
The existing regulations prohibit the
use of books, papers and memoranda.
The full text of "Rules governing formal
examinations," appears on page 18 of
the 1985-86 UBC Calendar, which went
to press before the amendments
approved by Senate last week could be
incorporated into the wording. UBC Reports, May 1,1985
will oversee
international activities
UBC's Board of Governors has
approved the appointment of a
coordinator of international activities,
who will report to Dr. Peter Larkin, the
associate vice-president for research in
the President's Office.
He is Prof. John Andrews, dean of the
Faculty of Education from 1973 to
Prof. John Andrews
1979, when he stepped down to become
a full professor in that faculty's
Department of Administrative, Adult
and Higher Education.
Prof. Andrews, whose appointment as
coordinator of international activities
was effective on April 1, will continue to
teach in education, where he specializes
in organizational theory and its
application to higher education.
One of Prof. Andrew's duties will be
to administer some 50 to 60 student
and faculty exchange agreements with
universities in foreign countries.
These agreements, Prof. Andrews said,
"are basically statements of good
intentions which don't obligate the
parties to do anything. What they do is
provide a mechanism to enable students
or faculty members to use the facilities
of the foreign university for teaching and
research when the opportunity arises."
Prof. Andrews said he's in the process
.of learning whaf s involved in his new
post, "but my impression is that most of
the work centres on making
arrangements for visiting scholars to
spend varying amounts of time — from
a week up to a year — on the UBC
"The work of most visitors is fairly
focussed," Prof. Andrews said, "which
means they want to know more about a
specific area of academic work. This
means that a specific arrangement has
to be made for each visitor in terms of
contact with UBC scholars, office space,
access to classes, etc."
Another important aspect of Prof.
Andrew's work will be providing
information on opportunities for faculty
members and students who wish to
engage in international activities, a
function that Prof. Andrews says he
interprets "in the broadest sense."
Prof. Andrews also regards as
important the task of providing
information on UBC international
activities to national and international
agencies. At the moment, he's in touch
with the International Development
Office of the Association of Universities
and Colleges of Canada in connection
with a project designed to upgrade and
strengthen provincial universities in
The World Bank will provide more
than $200 million for the project,
which will be administered through the
IDO in Ottawa. Prof. Andrews expects
UBC faculty members will make a
contribution to the project.
Among other things, Prof. Andrews
will also prepare and update a
directory of current UBC international
activities, chair the President's
Committee on International Activities,
and make arrangements, in collaboration
with the director of ceremonies, for
official foreign delegations that come
to UBC.
Although he says he's not an expert
in international education, Prof. Andrew
has been a member of the board of
directors of the Canadian Bureau of
International Education and has both
run a number of overseas projects and
planned tailor-made programs for
At the moment he's involved in a
World Bank project aimed at improving
the managerial skills of top-level
administrators in the educational system
of Indonesia.
9 departments
get new heads
UBC's Board of Governors has
approved the appointments of nine
new department heads in the Faculties
of Arts, Science and Applied Science.
Faculty of Arts appointments are:
• Daniel J. Overmyer, a UBC faculty
member since 1973 and an expert on
Chinese religions, as head of the
Department of Asian Studies;
• Klaus Petersen, who joined the
UBC faculty in 1970 and specializes in
modern German literature, as head of
the Department of Germanic Studies;
• Richard W. Unger, a medieval
history and economics expert who was
appointed to the UBC faculty in 1969,
as head of the Department of History;
• David J. Elkins, who joined the
UBC faculty in 1969 and specializes in
Canadian provincial politics, as head
of the Department of Political Science;
• Samuel Ho, an expert on the
economics of China, Japan and Taiwan
and a faculty member since 1970, as
head of the Department of Economics,
• David Ingram, who joined the UBC
faculty in 1972 and specializes in child
language acquisition and American
Indian languages, as head of the
Department of Linguistics.
All the arts appointments are
effective on July 1, except those for Drs.
Overmyer and Unger, who will not take
up their posts until July 1, 1986, and that
of Dr. Elkins, who is currently on leave
and who take up his new post on Sept. 1
this year.
Faculty of Science appointments are:
• Anthony D.M. Glass, who joined
the UBC faculty in 1976 and whose
research interests are in the area of
computer-controlled hydroponic growth
facilities, the regulation of ion
absorption in higher plants and the
mechanisms underlying chemical
interactions between plants, as head of
the Department of Botany; and
• Anthony J. Sinclair, whose research
interests are in the area of mineral
deposits and exploration and data
analysis and who has been at UBC
since 1964, as head of the Department
of Geological Sciences.
Both Faculty of Science appointments
were effective on April 1.
In the Faculty of Applied Science, J.S.
Nadeau, who joined UBC in 1970 and
who specializes in the study of ceramics
and composite materials such as
reinforced plastics, will become head of
the Department of Metallurgical
Engineering on July 1.
These four members of UBC's Department of Food Services will be on hand
Sunday (May 5) to welcome you to Cecil Green Park, where
Sunday-afternoon teas will be served throughout the summer from 1 to 5
p.m. The teas feature English scones, tea sandwiches, cream and preserves,
fresh fruit and pastries as well as a selection of specialty teas and coffee.
The following day, May 6, the Longhouse restaurant will begin summertime
operations in the SUBWay Cafeteria from 2:30 to 8 p.m. to coincide with
the start of UBC's 1985 conference season.
Continued from Page 1
program for industry laboratory projects.
The scheme is specifically designed to
stimulate the transfer of biotechnology
from university campuses into the
marketplace. UBC has almost as many
contracts under the program as the
University of Toronto and McGill
University combined."
UBC does about $10 million of
biotechnology research each year.
Although UBC faculty do research of
all types worth about $60 million a
year, a variety of other "satellite"
organizations on the campus account
for approximately the same amount of
research, effectively doubling the value
of research done on the campus.
Other such organizations include
Agriculture Canada, Forintek, Fisheries
and Oceans Canada, B.C. Research, the
Pulp and Paper Research Institute of
Canada (PAPRICAN) now under
construction, and the TRIUMF cyclotron
project, the largest single research
group on campus.
Partners in financing the new centre
are the Terry Fox Medical Research
Foundation and the Wellcome
Foundation, a major pharmaceutical
firm in the U.K.
The Fox Foundation was initially
funded by the provincial government
through a gift of 4,655,045 shares in B.C.
Resources Investment Corp. (BRIC).
The centre is a further development of
an earlier agreement between the two
foundations which gave the Fox
Foundation rights to Wellcome's
interferon, known by its trade name
The centre will consist of a pilot
fermentation facility to be built on
Discovery Parks' UBC site south of 16th
Avenue and east of Wesbrook Mall,
and a laboratory research facility to be
built on the UBC campus.
Funding for the fermentation facility
will be assisted by an interest-
subsidized loan of $8 million from the
B.C. Government Corp. Additional
funding is expected from the federal
The Fox Foundation will build the
research laboratory. Until it is built,
UBC will provide laboratory space.
Construction is scheduled to begin at
the end of the year.
Guiding the centre will be a
15-member board of directors representing
UBC, the two foundations, the Health
Sciences Centre Hospital, B.C. Cancer
Control Agency and the Ministry of
Man-in-Motion Tour
Update: May 1,1985. Rick Hansen
has travelled 1,693 miles on his
round-the-world wheelchair tour to
raise funds for spinal cord research
and rehabilitation, and is currently
in Quartzite, Arizona. Contributions
in B.C. so far total $183,420. If
you'd like to make a donation, call
687-5200. UBC Reports, May 1,1985
Austrians honor UBC ecologist
Canada is considering a research
project to ensure that long-term
economic prosperity is not compromised
by inadvertent mismanagement of our
natural resources.
The project is being planned by a
steering committee chaired by Dr. Art
Collin, secretary to the Minister of
State for Science and Technology. Other
members of the committee include
senior administrators — mostly at the
senior deputy minister level — from
Agriculture Canada, Environment Canada
and the Department of Regional and
Industrial Expansion.
Under the aegis of the Ministry of
State for Science and Technology, the
project would be an outgrowth of an
international program launched last year
by the International Institute of
Applied Systems Analysis. The Vienna-
based institute is an east-west think
tank suggested by the late U.S. president
Lyndon B. Johnson in the early 70s
during the beginning of detente between
the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
UBC's Dr. C.S. Holling has just
returned to the University after three
and one-half years as director of the
institute, its first Canadian director.
Austrian Federal president Dr. Rudolf
Kirchschager will present Dr. Holling
with the Austrian Cross of Honor for
Science and Art for his contributions to
the institute.
"The institute initiated the project
because it is concerned about the
ability of the planet's biosphere — the
global mantle that supports life — to
sustain economic development," said
Dr. Holling.
"The stakes are extremely high. Failure
could have widespread and devastating
economic consequences. Environmental
degradation could undermine economic
He emphasized that the problem is
also an opportunity. If the international,
long-term environmental project is
successful, economic development
could proceed in a way that balances
sustainability with efficiency.
"As scientists, we may be able to
predict that a certain industrial policy
will be successful — that it won't have
a detrimental effect on the environment
which could jeopardize future industrial
activity — with a certainty of about 70
per cent.
"Now if we are considering only a
local industry and a local effect,
politicians and resource managers may
be willing to run that magnitude of
risk. But no one," Dr. Holling said,
"should be willing to take a 70-30 per
cent chance of success or failure if the
results are global rather than local.
"Seventy per cent is about the upper
limit of our ability as scientists to make
ecological predictions at the present
Dr. Holling cited a number of current
issues that involve industrial
development and the biosphere on a
continental or planetary scale — the
impact of acid rain on the productivity
of forests, the consequences for
agriculture of increased amounts of
carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
causing an increase in the earth's
temperature, and the possibility of a
"nuclear winter" caused by atmospheric
debris from a nuclear war blocking
light and heat from the sun.
While director of the institute, he
was told by advisors to national leaders
that they were no longer searching for
solutions to familiar problems. Instead,
they were trying to determine what
were the significant problems facing
their countries.
"Traditional policy, management and
scientific analysis do little to alert
political leaders of imminent shocks or
surprises, such as the oil price shocks
in the early 70s," he said.
What is needed is research that will
identify early warning signs that a
'surprise" is around the corner and that
will separate those issues that have some
probability of occurring from those
that are unlikely, he said.
He said what is needed is the
environmental equivalent to the extensive
interdependent economic relations
that developed at the end of the Second
World War.
"With the expansion of industry and
agriculture came a variety of
international economic agreements.
These included the Bretton Woods
agreement of 1944 and subsequent
creation of the International Monetary
Fund and the World Bank. It also
included multi-national businesses and
supranational authorities like the
European Economic Community.
"Nothing like this exists for
environmental regulation.
"The first generation of environmental
problems were local," Dr. Holling said.
"Pollution of Lake Bailal in the USSR
and Lake Erie in North America, for
example, are large local problems on a
scale that is essentially reversible. And
the cost of reversibility is low enough to
be absorbed.
"But the second generation of
environmental difficulties is international.
Air pollutants travel hundreds — even
thousands — of kilometers from their
source, and the cost to reverse them is
"We are now facing a third generation
of problems or opportunities — such
as acid rain or the greenhouse effect.
They are a different sort of magnitude
than anything that has existed before.
The costs of remedying the situation
are enormous and the trend may not be
Workshop on
management of
records set
Effective record keeping is essential in
any organization, but for records
officers in B.C.'s 12 municipal police
departments, the efficient management
of documentation is particularly crucial.
To help police and RCMP officers in
the province develop and enhance
strategies for dealing with the massive
amounts of documentation involved in
public safety operations, UBC's Faculty
of Law is holding a workshop on
Tuesday, May 7, on "B.C. Police
Records: Saving, Storing, Shredding."
"Police departments in B.C. save far
more material than their counterparts in
other provinces and the U.S.," says
UBC law professor DeLloyd Guth, who
organized the workshop. "Because they
deal with such a substantial amount of
information, and because their decisions
on what to save and what to destroy
have a profound effect on public
safety, it is essential that police records
officers have up-to-date information on
records management. The public needs
to realize how vital police records and
record-keeping procedures are for
effective prevention of crime."
Dr. Guth said the goal of the
workshop is to bring records officers
from the RCMP and B.C.'s 12 municipal
police departments in contact with
professional archivists and records
scholars to discuss specific, practical
strategies for maintaining records.
The workshop will cover a wide
range of topics, including confidentiality
of records, public access, classification
systems and the impact of
computerization on police records.
The day-long workshop is supported
by a grant from the B.C. Heritage Trust.
He warns against short-term solutions.
In New Brunswick, spruce budworm
attacks against spruce and balsam have
been successfully defeated through the
use of insecticides. And the forest
industry there is benefiting. But the
long-term consequence is a forest more
vulnerable to more intensive and
extensive outbreaks. Spraying insecticides
is not a sustainable policy.
Insecticides have also won short-term
victories against malaria-spreading
mosquitoes. The result is that human
populations are now less immune to
the disease while some of the
mosquitoes are immune to the
Dr. Holling was director of UBC's
Institute of Animal Resource Ecology
from 1969 to 1974 and is now a
professor in the institute and in UBC's
zoology department. He has an
international reputation for developing
new analytical techniques, chiefly
Prof. Crawford "Buzz" Holling
involving computers, and for training a
new type of interdisciplinary scientist,
capable of managing natural resources
in the broadest sense.
Confused about computers?
Help available at centre
Most campus departments are making
increasing use of computers in their
operations, and the transition into the
world of terminals, serial ports, printers
and disk drives can be confusing to the
newcomer. But help is available at the
new Product Centre, a division of UBC's
Computing Centre.
The Product Centre was established in
January of this year and functions as a
cost-recovery operation. "Our principal
mandate is to supply microcomputer,
computer terminal, printer and modem
products to the University," says Ed
Froese of the Computing Centre. "The
broader goal of the Product Centre is
to integrate the advisory and sales
aspects of the centre with the analysis,
planning and development activities of
the Computing Centre."
Mr. Froese outlines some of the
activities of the Product Centre, which
he says is in "a formative stage of
• Product Analysis. The products
selected for sale in the Product Centre
are a reflection of careful analysis by the
professional staff of the Computing
Centre. The staff evaluates products best
suited to meet the needs of the
University community.
• Product Demonstration. Products
sold by the centre are available for trial
use by members of the University. Staff
members are on hand to demonstrate
the use of the products and answer
general questions.
• Equipment Maintenance and
Repair Services. Warranty service for
products sold by the Product Centre is
provided by the Hardware Services
Group in the Computing Centre.
After-warranty maintenance contracts
are also available in many cases.
• Consultation/Referral The Product
Centre serves as a public contact point
for members of the University who are
unfamiliar with the services and
resources of the Computing Centre.
•  Networking. The interconnection of
microcomputer and mainframe computer
systems through data networks for
information exchange is of major
importance. Products sold in the centre
are selected with networking in mind,
and priority is given within the
Computing Centre to the development
of network support for products sold in
the Product Centre.
• Software. The Product Centre at
present handles a limited selection of
software, but an enormous amount of
software is being developed for
microcomputers by independent authors.
To deal with this situation, the Data
Library, which is operated jointly by
the Computing Centre and the Library,
will begin this year to develop a library
of software which will be available to
members of the University for
evaluation. Selected software could
subsequently be ordered through the
Product Centre.
•  Education. The Product Centre
plans to coordinate orientation
presentations for the primary products
it handles. These seminars will supplement
the non-credit courses offered by the
Computing Centre.
Goods must be ordered by
departments and grant-holders on blue
requisitions. Small items such as
modems are usually supplied from stock.
A limited number of larger items such
as microcomputer systems will be kept
in stock for customers who wish to take
orders away immediately, but in general
the Product Centre plans to arrange for
the delivery of orders from off campus
within 48 hours.
The Product Centre is currently
introducing Zenith personal computers
to the University through the Direct
Account Program for Education
Institutions. Cost of a typical IBM PC
compatible system is $2,600 plus
provincial sales tax. Because the price to
the Product Centre is fixed in U.S.
dollars the selling price is subject to
change. Initial deliveries are expected
in June^lSSS.
If you'd like more information about
Zenith personal computers or other
equipment available at the Product
Centre, call Mary-Jean Hood at 228-3429.
Blue jeans
subject of
museum display
The Museum of Anthropology is
currently sponsoring a unique exhibit
entitled "Blue Jeans", developed by
students in Anthropology 431 (museum
principles and methods).
"Some people have expressed
surprise at finding blue jeans featured at
a museum," says public relations
officer Ruth Anderson, "but we like to
explore unusual and interesting aspects
of commonplace objects as well as rare
objects from around the world."
A highlight of the exhibit is a large
soft sculpture created by one of the
participating students. UBC Reports, May ^ 1985
Cutbacks threat to morale, Senate told
UBC's Senate was told last week that
possible cutbacks in academic programs
pose a serious threat to campus faculty
Two Senators, speaking in a debate on
a report from Senate's budget
committee, said the morale question
was becoming a serious issue.
Prof. John Dennison of the Faculty of
Education said that over the past eight
months there had been an understandably
high level of anxiety on campus
because of uncertainty about the future.
"The inability to have any confidence
in the future is destructive to human
motivation," he said.
Prof. Luis de Sobrino of the physics
department echoed Prof. Dennison's
remarks later in the meeting when he
said that the greatest threat of
cutbacks lay in the potential it had for
damaging faculty morale.
He added that he hoped that when
decisions were made about cuts that
there would be a full explanation of the
reasons for making such cuts.
Both speakers were commenting on a
report requested by Senate in March
asking for full details of the criteria that
will be used to arrive at
recommendations for the curtailment or
elimination of any academic programs.
The Senate budget committee's report
of last week provided more details and
clarified a number of sections of a
three-part document approved by
Senate in March and September of
1983, which included under the
heading of "Academic Plan," a
framework to be used by the University
in relation to its academic activities,
"whatever its financial circumstances
happen to be."
Dr. Richard Spencer of the Department
of Civil Engineering said the distinction
made by the budget committee in its
original report between core, core-
related and non-core activities was
"not helpful."
As an example of a core activity, he
cited English 100, which Senate requires
all students to take. "That implies that
we need an English department," he
said, "and it should be easy to draw up
a short list of departments which could
be classified as core because they
provide instruction which is essential to
other programs."
He also took issue with a clause that
describes core-related programs as
activities that in themselves do not
develop "major new concepts." He said
his own faculty, engineering, "might be
classified as core-related," but to
suggest it does not develop major new
concepts "seems to me wrong."
He added that the distinction to be
made is that core or core-related
activities can clearly not be eliminated,
Items for inclusion in the Calendar
listing of events must be submitted
on proper Calendar forms. Forms are
available at the Community
Relations Office, Room 207 of the
Old Administration Building, or by
calling 228-3131.
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Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Frictional Pressure Drop for Two-Phase Flow in
Pipes — A New and Extremely Convenient
Correlation. Hans Muller-Steinhagen, Chemical
Engineering, UBC. Room 206, Chemical Engineering
Building. 1:30 p.m.
Biomembranes Discussion Group/
Chemistry Seminar.
NMR and Fluorescence Studies of Lipid Systems
— Model Membranes and Cubic Liquid Crystals.
Prof. Goran Lindblom, Physical Chemistry
Laboratory, University of Umea, Sweden. Lecture
Hall 3, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
2:30 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences &
Pharmacology Seminar.
Some Aspects of and An Example of Drug Design
— Analgesic Receptor Agonists and Antagonists.
Prof. Edward E. Knaus, Pharmacy and
Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta.
Room 160, Cunningham Building. 3:30 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences &
Pharmacology Seminar.
Nitrobenzene, Pyridine and 1,2-Dihydropyridine
Isosteres and Their Use in the Design of Calcium
Channel and Histamine ^-Receptor Antagonists.
Prof. Edward E. Knaus, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical
Sciences, University of Alberta. Lecture Hall 1,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Asian Studies/Religious Studies
My Forty Years of Anthropological Research in
China. Li Shiya, editorial board, Lishi Jiao-Xue
(historical education), Tianjin, China. Room 604,
Asian Centre. 1:30 p.m.
Psychology Colloquium.
Brain Games and the Assessment of Brain Damage.
Dr. Graham Goddard, Psychology, University of
Otago, New Zealand. Room 2510, Douglas T.
Kenny Building. 4 p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds.
The Nutritional Aspects of Calcium. Dr. Jarol
Boan, Medicine, Health Sciences Centre Hospital,
and Dr. B. Lynn Beattie, Geriatric Medicine,
Health Sciences Centre Hospital. Lecture Theatre,
Room G279, Acute Care Unit, Health Sciences
Centre Hospital. 12 noon.
Health Care and Epidemiology
Cost Effectiveness in the Diagnosis and Treatment
of Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Origin. Prof.
Roberta LaBelle, Clinical Epidemiology and
Biostatistics, McMaster University. Room 253,
James Mather Building. 12:30 p.m.
"but that doesn't mean they can't be
reduced in scope."
The urgency of providing new space
for books in UBC's Library system was
the subject of two reports to Senate at
its April meeting.
Senate approved recommendations
from its academic building needs
committee asking the president to:
• Give "very high priority" to new
library space in the University's plans for
capital fund raising; and
• Give high priority, "as a matter of
urgency," to the library expansion as a
project for private fund raising, "and
that every effort be made to invoke
government co-operation and participation
along with private sources."
Prof. John Stager, who chairs the
academic building needs committee,
recalled that Senate had endorsed
recommendations on the need for
library space on three occasions in the
Referring to the current situation, he
said UBC has a backlog of building
projects totalling some $226 million,
including a Library proposal of $53.5
million, before the Universities Council
of B.C. The council, he said, in its
capital plan for 1989, has selected and
given various priorities to about $125
million of UBC's list  not including the
And the provincial ministry in
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Teachii.fa
PMS and Androgens. Dr. Timothy Rowe, Obstetrics
and Gynaecology, UBC  Room 2)41, Grace
Hospital. 1:30 p.m.
The Vancouver Youth Symphony Intermediate and
Junior Chamber Orchestras give their final
concert of the season. Tickets are $4 general
admission, $2 for students and seniors, and are
available at the door. Old Auditorium. 2 p.m.
Music of Mozart, Brahms and Faure. Camille
Churchfield, flute; Steven Dann, viola; Wesley
Foster, clarinet; Robert Silverman, piano; Gwen
Thompson-Robinow, violin, and Eric Wilson,
cello. Admission is $5. Recital Hall, Music Building.
2:30 p.m.
Biochemistry Seminar.
Enzyme Catalyzed Covalent Modifications —
Chemistry and Regulatory Aspects. Dr. Don Graves,
Biochemistry and Biophysics, Iowa State
University. Lecture Hall 3, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
Biochemistry Seminar.
Intracellular Pathways Controlled by
Phosphatidylinositol Turnover. Dr. C.J. Malemud,
Medicine, Case Western Research University.
Room 4210, Block A, Medical Sciences Building.
4 p.m.
Environmental Hygiene Seminar.
Respiratory Lung Disease: Cotton Dust Exposure.
Dr. R.R. Rylander, Environmental Hygiene,
University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Room 123,
2775 Heather St., Main Floor, (Old Doctor's
Residence, part of VGH). 12 noon.
Music of Stravinsky, Reinecke and Brahms. Roger
Cole, oboe; Steven Dann, viola; Wesley Foster,
clarinet; Christopher Millard, bassoon; Eric
Ralske, horn; Robert Silverman, piano; Gwen
Thompson-Robinow, violin, and Eric Wilson,
cello. Admission is $5. Recital Hall, Music Building.
8 p.m.
Biochemistry Seminar.
Phosphorylcholine-Binding Protein and its
Relation with Serum Lipoproteins. Dr. Sailen
Mookerjea, Biochemistry, Memorial University,
Newfoundland. Room 4210, Block A, Medical
Sciences Building. 12 noon.
Pacific Coast Lectureship in Chemistry.
From Crystal Statics Towards Molecular Dynamics.
Prof. Jack Dunitz, Organic Chemistry Laboratory,
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology — E.T.H.,
Zurich. Room 250, Chemistry Building. 4 p.m.
Victoria, he added, has a five-year plan
that includes only $66 million for UBC.
Despite these plans, Senate was told,
"the fact is that we have little or no
assurance of what projects will be
supported by public funds, and certainly
the Library expansion is so distant as to
be below the horizon."
Two Senators asked that information
be provided to Senators about other
buildings on the list before UCBC so
that the Library project could be seen in
The second report to Senate came
from its Library committee and was
presented by Prof. Jon Wisenthal of the
English department, who said that
UBC's Library situation would become
"utterly impossible" over the next six
years unless new space was provided.
Some divisions and branches of the
Library have already reached "full
working capacity," he said, which means
that a library's shelves are 85 per cent
full. "Beyond this degree of fullness the
collection becomes very costly to
manage, involving excessive moving and
re-moving of materials and consequent
wear and damage," according to the
Senate committee's report.
Seven collections are listed in the
report as being at or within 18 months
of full working capacity — fine arts,
special collections, humanities and
social sciences reference, MacMillan,
music, mathematics and the Marjorie
Smith library in the School of Social
Physics Lecture.
Macromolecules Dissolved in a Lamellar Lyotropic
Liquid Crystal. Dr. Bernard Cabane, Universite de
Paris-Sud, Orsay, France. Room 318, Hennings
BuiWing. 11:30 a.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Molecular Approach to the Understanding of
Lipoprotein Disorders. Dr. Annette Kessiling, St.
Mary's Hospital, London, England. Parentcraft
Room, Main Floor, Grace Hospital. 1 p.m.
TRIUMF, at the south end of Wesbrook Mall,
houses the world's largest cyclotron. (A cyclotron
accelerates large numbers of atom-sized particles
almost to the speed of light. The particles are
then shot at various targets, and the ensuing
nuclear reactions are studied.) Beginning May 1,
you or your friends may take a free tour of the
cyclotron and the experimental areas at 11 a.m.
or 2 p.m. daily, except on weekends or holidays.
Your tour will last approximately 1 Vt hours. Note
that a tour would not likely be interesting to
children under 14, and also that pregnant or
physically handicapped persons would have
difficulty with parts of the route. Please contact
the TRIUMF Information Office (222-1047) in
advance if you intend to come for a tour with
more than four persons, so that extra guides can be
arranged if necessary.
Operation Raleigh Canada
Over the next four years, an international
scientific expedition will circumnavigate the world.
Operation Raleigh is divided into 16 three-month
phases, each to be centered in a different location.
The 1,900-ton research support vessel will
proceed around the globe westward, mainly at
tropical latitudes. Research will range from
fundamental studies to highly applied projects tied
in with community tasks to resource management
work of wider significance. Operation Raleigh
Canada is encouraging faculty and graduate
students from UBC to participate in this unique
expedition. For more information contact Barbara
Jackson or Anna French at 688-2778.
Asian Centre Exhibit
Karma of the Brush, an exhibition of Chinese and
Japanese calligraphy, will be on display at the
Asian Centre April 29 to May 12. For further
information call 228-2427 or 228-2746. Admission is
free. Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.


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