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Proposed MDs' billing plan
redistributes health budget
A UBC economist is proposing a
new billing system for B.C. doctors
that would help redistribute the
province's tight health-care budget.
"This system says to each physician, 'You and your colleagues are
responsible for the overall funds in
your region - you can come together
as a self-governing profession and
say what is best to do,'" said Robert
The proposed billing scheme reflects a growing trend in Canada
toward the capping of health-care
budgets. Evans said it attempts to
establish a system that would work
under those constraints.
Evans suggests dividing the province into regions. The amount of
funding would be determined by the
demographics of each region: An
overall estimate of health-care needs
compiled from data on the age and
sex of the population.
Doctors practicing in those regions would bill for the medical services they provided, but their total
earnings would be determined by the
fixed budget. If the region went over
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Volume 34. Number 17. Oct.6. 1M88
Strangway on science
Policies shortsighted
CALGARY — UBC President
David Strangway told a gathering of
scientists and journalists here that
some major decisions currently
being made by Canadian science
policymakers are shortsighted.
Speaking to delegates at a conference on Science and the Media held
at the University of Calgary Sept. 22-
24, the UBC president cited plans to
purchase nuclear submarines and to
build the service module of the
UBC turns down
1990 Gay Games
The University of British Columbia has turned down a request by the
organizers of Celebration '90: Gay
Games III and Cultural Festival for
the use of UBC facilities and housing
in August of 1990.
UBC President David Strangway
said the university does not want to
be involved in "what is largely an
event designed to promote a particular cause.
"It's a question of principle,"
Strangway explained. "Any conference held at this university, by the
very fact that it is held here has the
implied endorsement of UBC. This
(gay rights) is an extremely sensitive
and divisive issue in every segment
ofthe community, and the university
cannot allow itself to be used politically."
"Giving access is political. Denying access is political. The least
political decision the university can
make is not to get involved at all."
The Gay Games are scheduled to
be held in Vancouver in 1990. It's the
first time they have been held outside
of San Francisco where they attracted
3,500 competitors in 1986.
Games organizers formally asked
UBC last June for campus accommodation and facilities. After a careful
review of promotional material supplied by games organizers, UBC's
Board of Governors voted at a July 26
meeting to turn down the application.
"After reviewing the promotional
material, our conclusion was that the
event had little, if anything, to do
with athletics or culture. It simply
celebrates homosexuality as a significant difference," Strangway said.
In view of the sensitive nature of
this particular application, he added,
the Board has invited Games organizers and Member, of Parliament
Svend Robinson, to appear before
them at the next Board meeting
scheduled for Oct. 11. Robinson had
requested in a letter to Strangway an
opportunity to present his views to
the Board.
"The university is committed to
the notion that men's and women's
athletic competitions should be open
to all regardless of sexual preference," Strangway said.
"I believe gays are an integral part
of our society, free to participate in
all facets of life and all activities."
Strangway emphasized that at no
time will an individual requesting
housing at the university be denied
accommodations, space providing.
"It may be that individuals attending this event have already made
individual bookings and the university clearly supports that right."
Strangway said that in making
these kinds of decisions, the university is fulfilling its obligations to the
community it serves.
American space station as examples
of poor choices.
Canada should be looking instead
to tackle projects that, in addition to
economic spinoffs, would generate
scientific spinoffs in the form of
basic research opportunities, he said.
"I have asked myself what national vision does this support? What
will be the benefits to the nation?
What scientific spinoffs are there?"
he said.
Strangway, who served as chief of
the geophysics branch of NASA during the Apollo program, said the
manned mission to the moon was an
example of a national project which
produced enormous opportunities
for scientific research, even if science was not the primary goal.
Canada should scrap plans to buy
nuclear submarines and instead build
a series of automated, unmanned
submersibles to monitor Arctic waters, he said. This would meet the
goal of maintaining sovereignty and
also expand existing technologies,
create new ones and allow unique
opportunities for basic research.
Similarly, Canada would benefit
more in the long term from the space
station project if our scientists were
more involved in basic research such
as astronomy and zero-gravity experiments rather than in servicing the
"Have we become victims of
straight technological feats?" he
asked. "Should we not use this opportunity to reinforce Canada as a scientific nation, competing on a global
The Science and Media conference, presented by the University of
Calgary's graduate program in Communications Studies was held to discuss ways of raising public awareness of science.
Co-sponsors of the conference
were Sigma Xi, the Canadian Science
Writers Association and the Centre
for Investigative Journalism.
Participants in the recent Terry Fox Run enjoy their jog through
Malcolm Knapp Research Forest. Recent improvements to the trails
allow visitors to wander at their own pace. Visitors can select from three
main routes in the demonstration area at the southern tip of the forest.
Registrar to review
successful Telereg
The university's new Telereg system has successfully completed its
first full term of operation. Now university administrators are looking
for feedback and ideas for fine-tuning the system.
The Registrar's Office is considering ways to improve service, especially at peak times, which include
the first three weeks of July and the
first week of the course change period in September, said Associate
Registrar Alan McMillan.
One option the Registrar's Office
is considering is a revised eligibility
release schedule which would "flatten out some of the peaks," he said.
More effort would be made to inform
students that access to the system is
available on weeknights and weekends.
The office is looking at a reduction in the maximum allowable
length of a call on Telereg. Although
most calls were in the three to six
minute range, some students stayed
on the system for inordinate amounts
of time, said McMillan. During the
summer, restrictions on the length of
calls were imposed.
Other recommendations include
an extension ofthe Telereg hours and
more Telereg lines.
Meanwhile, a full review of Telereg will be conducted during the fall
term, said K.D. Srivastava, Vice-
President, Student and Academic
The review will include: a report
from the Student Information Advisory committee; meetings between
personnel from the Registrar's office, Information Systems management and timetable representatives;
meetings between personnel from
the Registrar's Office, Information
Systems Management and Faculty
Advisors; and a student survey conducted by the Registrar's Office.
Telereg registered 26,449 students as of Sept. 23, its last day of
operation for the fall term. Of the
students who registered, 27 per cent
completed the procedure in one call,
59 per cent did it in three calls or less.
During the recent course-change
period the system processed 33,739
adds and 22,368 drops and registered
late 1,710 students.
Between June 15 and Sept. 23,
Telereg handled a total of 164,596
No date set
for arbitration
of faculty pact
Representatives of the university
and Faculty Association involved in
stalemated contract talks have
agreed on who they will approach to
sit as members of a three-person
arbitration panel.
But as UBC Reports went to press
on Sept. 29, no date had been set for
arbitration hearings.
Under the framework agreement
which governs the talks, an arbitration panel must be brought in if an
initial round of negotiations fails to
result in a new contract. The association represents about 2,000 faculty
members, librarians and continuing
education program directors.
Both sides say they would prefer
to bring in a mediator for informal
discussions, but they are unable to
reach agreement on the terms of
See MEDIATOR on Page 2 UBC REPORTS   Oct 6, 1988       2
More than 60 women ran throught the University Endowment Lands Sept. 27, during UBC's first Women's Day Run.
Intramural organizers are hoping the run will encourage women to be more active in intramural athletics.
Coastal forest threatened
Growth worries scientists
Scientists are worried that
100,000 hectares of B.C.'s coastal
forests aren't growing as fast as expected.
Some cedar, hemlock and spruce
plantations on B.C.'s west coast and
Queen Charlotte Islands are turning
yellow and stagnating because the
trees can't take up the nutrients they
need from the soil.
Unless scientists can reverse the
trend on those areas, B.C.'s next
generation of forests may not be there
in 40 years, as predicted.
Scientists believe salal, a common shrub which dominates logged
areas, may be inhibiting tree growth
and they are trying to reverse the
They are looking at a parallel situation in Scotland where Sitka spruce
plantations are inhibited by heather.
Unchecked, the result seems to be
infertile heathland.
"We don't want heathland in
B.C.," said Gordon Weetman, UBC
forestry professor and coordinator of
the Salal/Cedar Hemlock Interagency Research Project (SCHIRP).
"Heathland is a rundown ecosystem
and the evidence suggests it's hard to
reverse that degeneration. It
amounts to a permanent reduction in
SCHIRP is an nine-member team
working with a major B.C. forest
company, Western Forest Products,
to find a permanent and economical
solution to the problem.
It's estimated that between one
third to one half of Western Forest
Products' tree farm license areas
alone — about 1000 hectares — are
affected. The areas were replanted
with Sitka spruce after logging in the
1950s and 1960s.
"Initially the trees grew well, but
after four to five years the growth
rates were not maintained. It became
obvious something was wrong," said
John Barker, manager of Western
Forest Products Technical Forestry
Services division.
But what was more disturbing was
cedar and hemlock, which occurs
naturally on the plantations, was displaying the same symptoms.
Not only do cedar and hemlock
make up 75 per cent of all B.C.'s
forests, but B.C.'s cedar forests are
unmatched anywhere in the world
and supply a large share of the
world's market.
In 1983, the company joined with
UBC in a cooperative effort that
brought together experts from different fields to investigate the many
ecological factors involved in the
complex problem.
"There's all sorts of different
things interacting in this situation,"
Barker explained. "We know that
salal is somehow involved, but we
don't know precisely how or why."
Scientists considered mechanically stripping the salal, but it wasn't
feasible because ofthe many stumps
in logged areas. There's no licensed
pesticide to remove the shrub.
They then found that while two
important tree nutrients—nitrogen
and phosphorus—were present in
abundant quantities in the soil, the
trees were prevented from getting
Information from Scottish heath
studies led them to believe that the
salal might be causing a chemical
The temporary solution seemed to
be to develop a fertilization technique to encourage consistent
growth. Controlled fertilization of
test plots with soluble phosphorus
and nitrogen intially produced dramatic results.
"The cedar and hemlock changed
color and grew like mad. They re--
sponded even more dramatically
than the spruce did," Barker said.
But after a three- or four-year
growth spurt, the trees, by then eight
to 10 feet tall, slowed down. Scientists are now trying to develop a
method of fertilization that will sustain tree growth.
"We want to find out how much,
how often, for how long," Weetman
The group is also anxious to find a
better answer, one that's a permanent
A major field experiment was
established earlier this year at Port
McNeill, on the north end of Vancouver Island, complete with lab facilities and accommodation.
While scientists investigate the
problem more closely, they are also
waiting to see what happens when
trees on test plots grow large enough
to block sunshine from reaching salal
through the forest canopy.
"We think the first five to 10 years
will provide some answers," Weetman said.
SCHIRP members are: Barker,
also adjunct professor at UBC; Weetman; Morag McDonald, Forest Sciences; Hamish Kimmins, Forest Sciences; Shannon Berch, Soil Science;
Laurence Lowe, Soil Science; Bruce
Bohm, Botany; Val Marshall, Forest
Resource Management; and Caroline
Preston, Canadian Forest Service.
Deadline for Rhodes
is set forOct.21
UBC students have until Oct. 21 to
apply for the prestigious Rhodes
The scholarships, valued at more
than $22,000 annually, entitle the
winners to study at Oxford University for two or three years beginning
in September, 1989. Eleven scholarships will be awarded to Canadians
this year.
To be eligible, students should be
in their third or fourth year of study,
unmarried and 18 to 24 years of age.
Applicants are judged on scholastic
ability, character, leadership qualities and interest in outdoor sports.
Application forms and further
details are available from the Awards
and Financial Aid office or Peter
Fairy, Secretary of the Selection
Committee, Shrum, Liddle and
Hebenton, 1300-999 W. Hastings,
Vancouver B.C. Tel 643-7928.
Drug use at the
Olympics slated
for discussion
The use and misuse of drugs by
athletes at the Olympics and here at
home will be discussed during
UBC's Alcohol and Drug Education
Week, Oct. 17-21.
The Sport and Drug Hotline on
campus hears from many local athletes and their families who want to
know about performance-enhancing
drugs and their side-effects, said Dr.
Jim Macintyre of UBC's Sports
Medicine Clinic.
Dr. Macintyre's colleagues, Dr.
Doug Clement and Dr. Jack Taunton
are scheduled to arrive home from
the Seoul Olympics this week and
organizers of the noon-hour lecture
are hoping they will share their firsthand experiences.
The purpose of the week is to
increase awareness of the effects of
alcohol and drug use.
Displays will be set-up on the
main concourse at SUB, 10 a.m. - 3
p.m., by the RCMP, Alcoholics
Anonymous, the provincial government. Counterattack, ICBC and the
B.C. Lung Association.
Lectures will take place at 12:30
p.m. each day in the conversation      *
area, main concourse, SUB.   They
Sally Gribble, MADD (Mothers
Against Drinking and Driving).
Mon., Oct. 17.
Don Jarvis, Minimal Risk Program, B.C. Ministry of Labour and
Consumer Affairs. Jarvis will discuss at what stage social drinking is
no longer sociable. Tue., Oct. 18.
RCMP Drug Division.  A representative from the RCMP will discuss street drugs and their effects.      *
Wed., Oct. 19.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Representatives
from each group will discuss the
signs of alcoholism and drug abuse
and relate personal experiences
about addiction. Thurs., Oct. 20.
Drugs and the Athlete. A physician from the UBC Sports Medicine
Clinic will discuss the use of performance-enhancing drugs — their
side effects and federal laws concerning their use. Fri., Oct. 21. '
Killam winners honored
Winners of this year's Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fellowships
were Honored at a dinner on Oct. 3
given by President David Stratfgway
and the UBC Killam Committee.
Nine faculty members were made
senior fellows, while another 18 were
named faculty research fellows. The
fellowships, which have been
granted for more than 20 years, are
awarded annually to faculty on sabbatical. They provide them with
enough funds to bring them up to or
near full salary.
Another 56 fellowships, worth
$26,250 for post-doctoral researchers and $14,500 for pre-doctoral researchers, were also awarded.
The Killam Senior Fellows for
1988-89 and their departments are:
Michael Batts, Germanic Studies; Michael
Chandler, Psychology; Stanley Coren, Psychology; Michael Gerry, Chemistry; Judith
Halt, Medical Genetics; James Hogg, Pathology; John McPhail, zoology; Paul Watkinson,
Chemical Engineering; Jonathan Wisenthal,
Winners of the Killam Faculty Research
Fellows for 1988-89 are:
Uri Ascher, Computer Science; Izak Benbasat, Commerce and Business Administration; Donald Blake, Political Science; Robert
Blake, Zoology; Stefania Ciccone, Hispanic
and Italian Studies; Anthony Dorcey, Community and Regional Planning/Westwater
Research Centre; Serge Guilbaut, Fine Arts;
Neil Guppy, Sociology.
Paul J. Harrison, Oceanography; Robert
Jackson, Political Science; Tae Hoon Oum,
Commerce and Business Administration;
Gary Quamme, Medicine; James Russell,
Psychology; Anthony Sinclair, Zoology;
Douw Steyn, Geography; Hung-Sia Teh, Microbiology; Nadine Wilson, Physiology;
Graeme Wynn, Geography.
Encourage MDs to move
budget, they would receive less than
the full fee for their services. If it
came in under budget, they would get
a bonus.
"A doctor will want to say, 'Do I
want to refer a patient for a consultation or a lab test because it's going to
cost me?*" said Evans. "That doctor
should also say 'I want to take an
interest in what my colleagues in the
local area are doing and work with
them.' The intention is to draw physicians' attention to how their own
behavior effects the total fee structure."
The proposal suggests that doctors might be encouraged to move
from highly populated areas to more
remote regions which face a critical
shortage of health-care professionals. In smaller communities, there
would not be as many physicians
competing for their share of the
"The incentive is to move up to,
say, the Interior because then you
could be assured that all your patients
carry a premium," said Evans. "Yet,
if you insist on going to Victoria as a
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general practitioner and servicing an
already heavily serviced population,
there's not much incentive.
"A physician might look at this
and say 'This is building a conflict of
interest because what one guy gains
another guy loses.' My reaction is
that it isn't my proposal that does
that, any budget capping system does
that," he added.
Dean William Webber, Faculty of
Medicine, said the proposal contains
several interesting concepts which
are worth evaluation by the medical
profession, the provincial government and the public.
Evans prepared the proposal as a
discussion paper for the Health Policy Research Unit at UBC.
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"Discussions are ongoing about
bringing a mediator in—that door is
still open," said John Cragg, an economics professor who head the association negotiating team.
Pay scales are the major issue. UBC REPORTS   Oct. 6, 1988       3
Botanical Garden wins award
UBC's Botanical
Garden has garnered
its first international
award for its innovative plant introduction scheme.
The International
Society of Arboriculture recently bestowed the Gold Leaf
Award on the garden
for    "outstanding
landscape beautification activities," recognizing the work the garden has done in
developing new landscape plants for the
gardening public and nursery industry.
Under the plant introduction scheme,
nine new or improved species of plants have
been released in the eight years since the
program's inception.
"The program allows different and unusual species of plants to become available
to the public," said Bruce MacDonald, the
garden's director who was instrumental in
setting up the program. "We also want to
encourage the use of new plants by landscape architects, city planners and others."
The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, a branch of the Chemical Institute of Canada, has recognized Kenneth
Pinder, head of UBC's Department of
Chemical Engineering, as author of the best
paper published in the Canadian Journal of
Chemical Engineering in 1987.
Tided "Flow Through Porous Media of a
Shear-Thinning Liquid with Yield Stress,"
the paper was published in the June, 1987,
issue. The journal is the only one of its kind
in Canada.
Pinder's research examines how oil flows
through underground rock formations to a wellhead and provides valuable information to oil
companies and secondary recovery industries.
Mining and Mineral Process Engineering
professor Chuck Brawner has been appointed
to the federal Minister's National Advisory
Council of the Canadian Centre for Mineral and
Energy Technology (CANMET).
Brawner is a rock mechanics expert with an
international reputation who specializes in areas such as rock stability in underground and
surface mining.
The federal research organization, based in
Ottawa, undertakes research in both mining and
mineral processing and finances independent
research projects.
It is also encouraging increased exploration
in Canada for minerals like titanium and platinum which are used to fabricate space-age
metals and are much in demand on the international metals market. Ninety per cent of the
world's supply of these strategic minerals is
currently mined in South Africa and the Soviet
The 15 advisory council members represent
a wide range of mining and engineering expertise from the public and private sectors. Appointees sit for a three-year term.
Catherine Bell, an Edmonton lawyer, has
won a $13,500 Duff-Rinfret Scholarship to
undertake graduate work in law at UBC.
The scholarship, one of five announced by
Justice Minister Ray Hnatyshyn earlier this
month, is among the largest available in Canada
to graduate students in law. While at UBC, Bell
will conduct a detailed study of Metis aboriginal rights and land claims.
Wallace Berry, a professor in the School of
Music, has been chosen
an American Society of
Composers, Authors and
Publishers (ASCAP)
Award winner for 1988-
89. The awards, issued to
assist and encourage
writers of serious music,
are based on each
writer's catalog and the
performance of his compositions.
Retired UBC chemistry professor Douglas
Hayward has taken to the airwaves with his
campaign to popularize chemistry for youngsters. His Home Chemistry program can be
heard on radio station CFMI101 FM at 8 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday on alternating weekends.
Hayward has toured dozens of Lower Mainland
elementary schools with his message that
chemistry is safe, fun and interesting.
Keith Brimacombe, director of UBC's
Centre for Metallurgical Process Engineering
and one of the most distinguished metallurgists
in North America, received the 1988 Alcan
Award at the 27th Annual Conference of Metallurgists held recently in Montreal.
Brimacombe was recognized for his contributions to promoting process metallurgy research and education internationally, and for his
pioneering efforts to apply fundamental engineering principles and mathematical modelling
to industrial processes.
Brimacombe and Ernest Peters, a Metals
and Materials Engineering professor, have been
elected fellows of the Canadian Institute of
Mining and Metallurgy.
The newly established fellowships
recognize institute members who have
distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the mining
and metallurgical industry, to the institute and to Canada.
Daubeny, an adjunct professor of
Plant Science and
Principal Research Scientist
with the Agriculture Canada Research Station on
campus, has been
named a fellow of
the American Society for Horticultural Science. The
honor was awarded for contribution to
horticulture in the development and introduction of improved strawberry and
raspberry varieties. The Totem strawberry, which he introduced in 1971, now
accounts for 80 percent of the B.C. crop.
UBC's Dean of Applied Science,
Axel Meisen, has been appointed Vice-
Chairman of the Canadian Engineering
Accreditation Board for a one-year
Established by the Canadian Council
of Professional Engineers in 1965, the
board evaluates Canadian undergraduate engineering degree programs to determine if they meet the educational requirements for registration in the profession.
Thursday, Oct. 20   j
GSS-Video Night
American Werewolf in London. Free popcorn; free
admission. For information call 228-3203. Fireside
Lounge. Grad Centre Bldg. 730 p.m.
Faculty Recital
Michael Strutt, guitar. Freeadmission. For information call 228-3113. Recital Hall. Music Bldg. 12:30
Alcohol and Drug Education Week
Alcoholics Anonymous. Representative from Alcoholics Anonymous. For information call 228-7011.
Conversation Pit, Sub Bldg. 1230-12:55 p.m.
Alcohol and Drug Education Week
Narcotics Anonymous. Representative from Narcotics Anonymous. For information call 228-7011.
Conversation Pit. Sub Bldg. 1255-120 p.m
Music - Lecture
On the Poem as Non-Vocal Text in the Music of
EWottCarter. Dr. Jonathan Bemard.Prof.ofTheory,
U. of Washington. For information call 228-3113.
Room 113, Music Bldg. 1230 p.m.
Faculty Concert
Rena Sharon. Piano. Tickets: Adults $8.00, Students/Seniors $4.00. For Information call 228-
3113. Recital Hall, Music Bldg. 8.-00 p.m.
Information Meeting
For students of Engineering, the Sciences and
some related fields who are interested in working
overseas with the Int'l Assoc, for the Exchange of
Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE).
Janet Land, Acting Director, Cooperative Education
Programs, Speaker. For information call 228-3022.
Room 1204, Civil/Mechanical Building. 12:30-130
Marion Woodward Lecture
Women as Deliverers of Health Care: Implications
for Change in Canada's Health Care & Educational
Systems. Eva Ryton, Dir. of Office Research & Info
Services, Assoc, of Canadian Medical Colleges.
For information call 228-7417. Lecture Hall 2, IRC
Building. 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Geophysics Seminar
Seismic Determination of the Fate of Subducting
Slbs. Dr. Don Anderson, California Institute of
Technology, Amoco Canada Visiting Scientist. For
information call 228-506. Room 260, Geophysics
and Astronomy Building. 4:00 p.m.
Physics Colloquium
Repercussions of Chernobyl: Penetration of Radionuclides into the Food Chain. P. Assimakopou-
lous, U. of loanna, Greece. For information call 228-
3853. Room 201, Hennings Building. 4:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21      |
Pediatric Grand Grounds
The Evaluation and Management of Psychosomatic Conditions in Adolescents. Dr. M. Smith,
Chief of Asolescent Senices, Children's Hospital &
Medical Centre, U. of Washington. For information
call 875-2117. G.F. Strong Auditorium. 9.00 a.m.
Health Care & Epidemiology Rounds
A Problem with Reductjonism and Epidemiology.
Dr. Clyde Hertzman, Chairman Division of Occupational Health, Dept. of HC/E. For information call
228-2772. Room 253, James Mather Bldg. 900-
10.-00 a.m.
Alcohol and Drug Education Week.
Drugs and the Athlete. An MD from UBC Sports
Medicine,Speaker. Forintormatk>ncall228-7011.
Conversation Pit, SUB Bldg. 1230-120 p.m.
Geography Colloquium
The Trouble with VaHeys, Barbara Kennedy. Geography, Fellow of St. Hugh's College, Oxford U. For
Information call 228-2663. Room 229, Geography
fildg. 1230 p.m. >
Genetics Seminar
Report from American Society of Human Genetics
Meeting. For information call 228-5311. Parentcraft
Room, Main Floor, Grace Hospital, 4490 Oak St.
1:00 p.m •
Native Expressions
Starting Oct. 18 - every Tues. night at the Extra Extra
Bistro, 3347 West Broadway, from 8:00-10:30 p.m.
$3.00 at the door. Native performers & creative
artists on stage. For information call Kathy at 222-
8940. Proceeds to First Nations' Student Fund.
Opening night performance features David
Campbell and Len George.
Oct. 10-11 - Blade Runner starring Harrison Ford
and Rutger Hauer. Tickets $2.50 each at the door.
For information call the hotline at 228-3697. Sub
Theatre, SUB Bldg. 7:00 & 9:30 p.m.
Management Seminar
Oct. 13-14 - Creative Committees: Getting Fast,
Wise and Committed Decisions. Graham Murchie,
Dir. of Planning, Surrey; leva Wook), Principal, leva
Woold & Assoc., Group Process Consultants,
Speakers. Cost $185.00. A course on how to
manage a group of people in the challenging task of
decision-making & problem-solving. Carr Hall
Conference Room, UBC Centre for Cont. Ed. 9:00
a.m.-5O0 p.m.
Asian Centre Exhibition
Through the Heart of China and Tibet, Photographs
by Brian Ham's. Oct. 7-16. 12:00-5:00 p.m., daily.
Freeadmission. The Asian Centre.
UBC Fine Arts Gallery
Oct. 4-Nov. 10. Recent Portraits: Fred Rosenberg
(33 bn» photographs). Hours: Tues.-Fri. 1:00 p.m.-
5:00 p.m  Sat. 12 (noon)-5 p.m.
Alcohol and Drug Education Week
Displays will be in the main concourse of SUB.
Displays will include Ed. Program, MADD, AA, NA.
AI-Anon.RCMPbreathaHzer and drug display case.
Student Counselling, UBC & the B.C. Lung Assoc.
There will also be guest lectures daily in the conversation pit, SUB from 12:30-1:30p.m.on the topicof
alcohol & drug use and abuse, for information call
228-7011. Concourse, SUB Bldg. 10:00 a.m.-3:00
Keep Fit Classes
Int'l House is looking for volunteers, certified Keep
Fit instructors. Please call Vivian for further information at 228-5021.
Special Issue on Africa and the
French Caribbean
Contemporary French Civilization is preparing a
special issue on Francophone Africa and the Caribbean for 1989. Articles in English or French, 15-20
typed pages, on any contemporary culture/civilization topic in Africa or the Caribbean, must be submitted by March 1,1989. For more information call Dr.
Claude Bouygues, 228-2879.
Teaching Kids to Share
Mothers with 2 children between 21/2 and 6 years
of age are invited to participate in a free parent-education programme being evaluated in the Dept. of
Psychology at UBC.  The 5-session programme
offers child development info and positive parenting
strategies designed to help parents guide their children in the development of sharing and cooperative
play skills. For further information call Georgia
Tiedemann at the Sharing Project 228-6771.
Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education & Recreation, through the John
M. Buchanan Fitness and Research Centre, is
administering a physical fitness assessment program to students, faculty, staff and the general
public. Approx. 1 hour, students $25, all others $30.
For information call 228-4356.
UBC Old Birds Hockey
Non-contact hockey is available for faculty and staff
over 50 years of age with the UBC Old Birds.
Mondays 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Rink 2, Thunderbird
Arena. Come directly to the Arena or contact Lew
Robinson at 224-4765.
Evening English Language Courses
Evening English language courses. Conversation
Skills: Beginner-Advanced. Speech: Fluency and
Pronunciation - Advanced. $175 per course. For
Information call 222-5285. Room 109.2062 West
Mali,HutM-18. OcL3-Nov.28. Mon & Wed. 7:00-
9:00 p.m.
Evening English Language Courses
Writing and Grammar - Intermediate/Advanced.
TOEFL preparation. $175 per course. For information call 222-5285. Room 109,2062 West Mail, Hut
M-18. Oct. 4-Nov. 24. Tues & Thurs. 7:00-9:00p.m.
Surplus Equipment
Recycling      Facility
Sales begin Sept. 7 - All surplus items. For information call 228-2813. Every Wednesday 12 noon - 3
p.m. Task Force Bldg, 2352 Health Science Mall.
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
Visit the Neville Scarfe Children's Garden located
west of the Education Building. Open all year - free.
Families interested in planting, weeding and watering in the garden contact Jo-Anne Naslund at 434-
1081 or 228-3767.
Badminton Club
Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Badminton
Club meets Thursdays 8:30-10:30 p.m. and Fridays
630-8:30 p.m. in Gym A of the Robert Osborne
Sports Centre. Cost is $15 plus REC UBC card. For
more information call Bemie 228-4025 or 731 -9966.
Facul|y Club Ait Exhibition
Oil Paintings by Paula Seaton until. Oct. 14th, then
Photographs by BID Keay. For information call the
Faculty Club at 228-2708.
Language Exchange Program
Exchanging Languages on a One-to-One Basis.
Forinformationcatl226-5021. International House.
Office Hours 930 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Department of Psychology
Individuals 18 and older are needed for a research
project on changes in memory across the adult lite
span. For information call Jo Ann Miller at 228-
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Open 10:00 a.m.-3fl0p.m,Oct 12-Mar. 16,1989.
Monday - Friday Free.
Botanical Garden
Open Daily 10:00 a.m.-3:00pm., Oct 12-Mar 16,
1989. Free.
AntigonebyJeanAnouilh. Tickets $6. For Information and reservations call 228-2678. Room 207,
Theatre Bldg. 6 pjn. Matinee 2 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 8
Plants That Follow the
Sun. Prof. Winslow
Briggs, Director of
Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Stanford U.
Sat., Oct. 15
Thomas Mann and His
Political Engagement.
Dr. Kurt Sontheimer, Prof, of Political Science, Ges-
chwister-Scholl-lnstitut   fur   Politische   Wlssen-
schaft, U. of Munich.
Sat., Oct. 22
A New Approach to Cancer Therapy.  Prof. Julia
Levy, Dept. of Microbiology, UBC.
All lectures are in Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre at 8:15 p.m. UBC REPORTS   Oct. 6, 1988       4
Friday, Oct. 7      |
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
The Role of Endoplasmic Reticulum (CA2++Mg2+)
ATPase in Intracellular Calcium Regulation in Rat
Pancreatic Acinar Cells. Graham Brown, Post-
Doctoral Fellow, Pharmaceutical Science, UBC,
Speaker. For information call 228-3183. Room IRC
3, Woodward IRC Bldg. 12:30 p.m.
Asian Studies Colloquium
"Recent (Since 1985) Developments in Chinese
Poetry". Michael Day, M.A. Candidate, Asian Studies, UBC, Speaker. All are welcome. For information call 228-3881. Room 604, Asian Centre. 12:30
Chemistry Departmental Seminar
"Mechanisms of Catalysis and Inhibition of Penicillinase". Dr. Tony Fink, Dept. of Chemistry, UCLA,
Speaker. For information call 228-3402. Room 225,
Chemistry BkJg. 11:30 a.m.
Int'l Economics/Policy Seminar
Rivalry, Int'l Plan Configurations & Global Market
Power. Ruth S. Raubitschek (Purdue) (with M.
Therese Flaherty). For information call 224-8475.
Penthouse, Henry Angus Bldg. 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Chorionic Villi Sampling Update. Dr. R.D. Wilson,
Clinical Genetics Unit, Grace Hospital, Speaker.
For information call 228-5311. Parentcraft Room,
Main Floor, Grace Hospital, 4490 Oak St. 1:00 p.m.
Committee on Lectures - English
"Gender in Victorian Social Realist Painting: Must
Men Work & Women Weep?".. Prof. Joseph A.
Kestner, Dept. of English, Univ. of Tulsa. For
information call 228-54254. Room B-212,
Buchanan Bldg. 12:30 p.m.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
The True North and South: Aspects of Current
Esophageal and Colorectal Surgery in Infants and
Children. Drs.G.Fraser*G.Blair,G.F.Strong. For
information call 875-2117. G.F. Strong Auditorium.
9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11
Mathematics Seminar
A New Algorithm for Minimum Deficiency Subgraphs. Dr. Richard Anstee, Dept. of Mathematics,
UBC Speaker. Room 229, Mathematics Bldg. 3:45
Oceanography Seminar
Two Years in the Life of a Mediterranean Salt Lens.
Dr. David Herbert, College of Oceanography, Oregon State U. For information call 228-4210. Room
1465, Biological Sciences Bldg. 3:30 p.m.
Rutherford Lecture of the Royal
New Studies on the Vaccine Control of the Epstein-
Barr Vims Associated with Cancer. Michael A.
Epstein, FRS, Foreign Secretary & Vice-President,
The Royal Society (London) For information call
228-2636. Room #5, IRC Building. 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Statistics Seminar
Tail Area Approximation. Prof. Christopher A. Field,
Dept. of Mathematics, Statistics & Computing Science, Stanford U. For information call 228-3319.
Room 102, Ponderosa Annex C. 4:00 p.m.
Botany Seminar
Signal Compound Specificity in Agrobacterium.
Paul Spencer, Botany Dept., UBC. For information
call 228-2133. Room 2000, Biological Sciences
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar
Molecular Spectroscopy from a Modern Dynamical
Viewpoint Prof. Eric Heller, Dept. of Chemistry, U.
of Washington. Refreshments served in Room 250
from 12:30 p.m. For information call 228-3299.
Room 250, Chemistry Building. 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 12 |
Comparative Literature Lecture
Performance and Sacred Texts. Dr. Roger Sea-
' mon, Dept. of English, UBC, Speaker. For information caH228-5157. Penthouse, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Jazz and Blues D. J.
John Fossum, Political Science Graduate. If you
would like to hear something we haven't got in our
collection, bring your own along. For information
call 228-3203. Fireside Lounge, Grad Centre. 7:00-
12:00 p.m.
Noon-Hour Recital
1988 Gina Bachauer International Competition
Winner, piano. Admission $2.00 at the door. For
information call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
UBC Reports is published every
second Thursday by the UBC
Comnranity Relations Office,
6328 Memorial Rd„ Vancouver, B.C., V6T1W5. Telephone
Editor-in-Chief: Dm Whiteley
Editor: Howard FluxgoM
Contributors: Jo Moss, Paula
Martin,   Debora   Sweeney,
Gavin Wilson.
Oct.7 - Oct.22
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The United Way thermometer, shown at its new location near the corner of Main Mall and University Boulevard, is
set to record campus donations to the annual fundraising campaign which began Oct. 1. United Way organizers hope
to boost UBC's contribution by 10 per cent this year to $134,000.
For events in the period Oct. 23 to Nov. 5 notices must be submitted on proper Calendar forms no later than noon on
Thursday, Oct.13 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Road, Room 207, Old Administration Building.
For more information call 228-3131.
Murrin Lecture
Dialogue Between Faiths. Dr. Pauline Webb,
Murrin Scholar in Residence. For information call
224-3722. Room A106, Buchanan A Building.
12:30 p.m.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Vasopressin as an Antipyretic Neurotransmitter.
Dr. N. Kasting, Dept. of Physiology, UBC. For
information call 228-2575. Room 317, Basic Medical Sciences Building, Block "C".   12:00 (noon)
Forestry Seminar
The Development of Parallam (This presentation
was given in Sweden this summer on the occasion
of the presentation of the M. Wallenberg Award to
the authors.) Dr. M. Churchland and Dr. Derek
Barnes, Parallam Division, MacMillan Bloedel,
Vancouver. For information call 228-4166 or 228-
2507. Room 166, MacMillan Bldg. 12:30-1:30 p.m.
information call 228-2772.    Room 253, James
Mather Bldg. 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Thursday Oct. 13   |
Working Breakfasts for Working
A series of four working breakfasts is again being
sponsored this fall by Women in Management
Programs, UBC Cont. Ed.
The series starts with Karen Harrison, training and
developing consultant, speaking on how to increase personal and professional power. 7:30 to
8:45 a.m., Thurs., Oct. 13, in Le Meridian Hotel, 845
Burrard St.
Cost for the Early Riser Breakfast Series is $64 or
$17.75 each. For information call 222-5272.
Oceanography Seminar
A flaw in the quasi-geostrophic approximation - a
loss of fluid mass in the reflection of Rossby waves
from a coast. Dr. Vitaly Larichev, Institute of
Oceanology, USSR Academy of Sciences. For
information call 228-5210. Room 1465, Biological
Sciences Bldg. 1:30 p.m.
Special Applied Math. & Management Science Seminar
Plant Location Problem. Dr. Gerard Cornuejols,
Carnegie-Mellon U. For information call 228-4584.
Room & Bldg to be announced. 1:00 p.m.
Hillel House Faculty/Staff Lunch
Forfurther information call 224-4748. Hillel House.
12:30 p.m.
CICSR Distinguished Lecture
Computational Geometry and Graphics. Dr. David
Dobkin, Dept. of Computer Science, Princeton U.
Title: Computational Geometry and Computer
Graphics Life on the Interface. For information call
228-4894. Room 104, Henry Angus Building. 11:30
GSS-Video Night
TheFly(1959). Free popcorn. Free Admission. For
information call 228-3203. Fireside Lounge, Grad
Centre. 7:30 p.m.
Software Protection Seminar
The use of copyright, patents or trade secrets to
protect a software product in the Canadian or int'l
market. David Wedge, John Knox, Bull, House &
Tupper, Barristers & Solicitors. Admission Free.
Lecture Theatre No. 1, Instructional Resources
Centre Bldg. 7:00-10:00 p.m.
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Gerald Stanick, Director. Free admission. For
information call 228-31123. Old Auditorium. 12:30
Physics Colloquium
"WIMPS and Dark Matter". G. West, Los Alamos
National Lab. For information call 228-3853. Room
201, Hennings Building. 4:00 p.m.
Occupational Therapy Lecture
Heart Disease, Lifestyle Practices and Behavioural
Characteristics. Dr. Jerry Johnson, MBA, Ed.D.,
O.T.R. Findings trom interviews of 300 patients
with heart disease and their implications for treatment programs which are wellness oriented will be
discussed. For information call 228-7399.
Woodward #3, IRC. 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Childhoods Revisited Series
Missionary Childhoods. Recollections by David
Strangway, President, UBC, and Dan Birch, Academic Vice-President. For information call 228-
5286 and 228-5331. Room 209, Scarfe Building.
12:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 17
Friday, Oct. 14      |
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Development Pediatrics (Topic to be announced.)
For information call 875-2117. G.F. Strong Auditorium. 9:00 a.m.
Graduate Student Society - G.S.S
Terminal City. Admission $1.00. For information
call 228-3203. Banquet Room, Grad Centre. 9:00
p.m.-1:00 a.m.
UBC Symphony Orchestra.
Gerald Stanick, Director. Free admission. For
information call 228-3113. Old Auditorium. 8:00
Health Care & Epidemiology Rounds
Managing Health Care Costs at VGH. FranCaruth,
Efficiency Enhancement Coordinator, VGH.   For
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Control Theory and Foraging Decisions. Dr. Don
Ludwig, Dept. of Math. & Zoology, UBC. For information call 228-4584. Room 229, Mathematics
Building. 3:45 p.m.
Film Showing
"TheBadlands". Tickets$2.50eachatthedoor. For
information call the hotline at 228-3697. Sub Theatre, Sub Bldg. 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.
Drug and Alcohol Education Week
Guest Talk by a representative from MADD (Mothers against Drinking Drivers). Sally Gribble, MADD.
For information call Margaret Johnston, 228-7011.
Conversation Pit, Sub Bldg. 12:30-1:20 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
Total Chemical Synthesis and Substrate Specificity
of the AIDS Virus Protease. Dr. Stephen Kent,
California Institute of Technology. For information
call Dr. I. Clark-Lewis at 228-7810. Lecture Hall #4,
IRC Building. 3:45 p.m.
Cancer Foundation Seminar
Factors Associated with Local Recurrence in
Breast Cancer. Dr. Vivian Basco, CCABC. For
information call 877-6010. Lecture Theatre, B.C.
Cancer Foundation, 601 W. 10th Avenue. 12:00-
Geophysics and Astronomy
Early History ol the Earth. Dr. Don Anderson,
California Institute of Technology (Amoco Canada
Visiting Scientist). For information call 228-5406.
Room 260, Geophysics and Astronomy Building.
4:00 p.m.
Noon Lecture
New Social Movements and Ideas in West German
Politics. Prof. Kurt Sontheimer from the Institute for
Political Science of the U. of Munich, West Germany. Buchanan Building, Room A104. 12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar
Low Temperature Approaches to New Metal Oxide,
Sulfide and Nitride Compounds. Prof. Robert E.
McCarly, Energy and Mineral Resources Institute,
Iowa State U. For information call 228-3299. Room
225, Chemistry Building. 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 18    |
Drug and Alcohol Education Week
Minimal Risk Program, Prov. of B.C. Dr. Don Jarvis,
Minimal Risk Program, Alcohol and Drug Ministry of
Labour and Consumer Affairs. For information call
228-7011. Conversation Pit, Sub Bldg. 12:30-1:20
Film Showing
"The Great Gatsby" (for English 100). Tickets $2.50
each at the door. For information call the hotline at
224-3697. Sub Theatre, Sub Bldg. 12:40,7:00 and
9:45 p.m.
Patent Seminar
Patent Update 88: Latest Changes and Trends in
the world of Patents, Particularly the New Canadian
Patent Act. Gerald Oyen of Barrigar & Oyen,
Barristers & Solicitors and Ted Ring, Canadian
PatentOtfice. Admission Free. Lecture Theatre No.
1, Instructional Resources Centre Bldg. 7:00-10:00
Botany Seminar
Effects of Ca2 Modulation on the Germination of
Vaucheria Longicaulis Aplanospores. Dr. Luis
Oliveira, Botany Dept., UBC. For information call
228-2133. Room 2000, Biological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Microbiology Seminar
Purification, Cloning and "Exploitation" of Cepha-
mycin Synthesizing Enzymes of Streptomyces
Clavuligerus. Dr. Don Westlake, Prof, and Head,
Dept. of Microbiology, U. of Alberta, Speaker. For
information call 228-6648. Room 300, Wesbrook
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar
Structural Relationships in Metal-Metal Bonded
Ternary Metal Oxide Systems. Prof. Robert E.
McCarly, Energy and Mineral Resources Institute,
Iowa State U. Refreshments served in Room 250
from 12:30 p.m. Room 250, Chemistry Building.
1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. l!T|
Noon-Hour Recital
Lesley Roberts, viola. Winner of 1988 Eckhardt-
Gramatte Competition. Admission $2. For information call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music Bldg. 12:30
GSS - Live Music
Celtic Folk. Peter Huron & Tony Wilson. Free
Admission. For information call 228-3203. Fireside
Lounge. Grad Centre. 7:30-10:00 p.m.
Lectures Committee
English Lecture
Postmodernizing History: The Use & Abuse of
Literary History. Prof. Christopher Norris, Institute
of Science & Tech., U. of Wales. For information call
228-4254. Room A-202, Buchanan Bldg. 12:30
Lectures Committee - English Seminar
Paul De Man and Kierkegaard. Prof. Christopher
Norris, Institute of Science & Tech., U. of Wales. For
information call 4254. Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Alcohol and Drug Education Week
Use and Abuse of Street Drugs. RCMP. For
information call Margaret Johnston at 228-7011.
Conversation Pit, Sub Bldg. 12:30-1:20 p.m.
Telereg Update
Canadian Association for Information Science Telereg, New Technology for Student Registration.
Allan McMillan, Associate Registrar, UBC. For
information call 228-4363. Sedgewick Library,
Conference Room. 4:00 p.m.
Committee     on     Lectures
French Lecture
Les Modes D'Approche du "Dialogue de Theatre".
Prof. Anne Ubersfekt, Univ. of Paris III, Sorbonne
Nouvelle, France, Speaker. For information call
228-4036. Penthouse,BuchananBktg. 12:30p.m.
Psychiatry Lecture
Marital Therapy-Some Observations. Dr. JamesE.
Miles, Prof. & Head, Dept. of Psychiatry, UBC
Hospital. For information call 875-2025. Room
D308, Acute Care Building, Shaughnessy Hospital.
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Murrin Lecture
Making a World of Difference. Dr. Pauline Webb,
Murrin Scholar in Residence. For information call
224-3722. Room At 06, Buchanan A. Building.
12:30 p.m.
Geophysics & Geology Seminar
Chemical Composition/Stratification ofthe Mantle.
Dr. Don Anderson, California Institute of Technology (Amoco Canada Visiting Scientist). For information call 228-5406. Room 260, Geophysics and
Astronomy Building. 4:00 p.m.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Facilitation atthe Neuromuscular Junction. A. Bain,
Dept. of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, UBC. For
information call 228-2575. Room 317, Basic Medical Sciences Building, Block "C". 12:00 (noon)
Forestry Seminar
The Research Program at the Ministry of Forests.
Dr. Ted Baker, Director, Research Division, Ministry
of Forests. For information call 228-2507 or 228-
4166. Room 166, MacMillan Building. 12:30-1:30
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