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Bruce Mason photo
Manager Gary Edmundson (left) and Judy Vaz, director of UBC Food
Services, get ready to welcome the campus community and visitors to the
Leon and Thea Koerner University Centre. The centre, housed in the .former
Faculty Club, opens March 12 as a place for people to meet, eat and mingle.
How can UBC help
B.C. face the future?
by Michael Goldberg
Prof. Michael Goldberg is former dean
ofthe Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration and chair ofthe Academic
Plan Advisory Committee.
An economic revolution is well
underway today and British Columbians
and the B.C. economy
are being challenged
at every turn: commodity prices are near
60-year lows, yet employment in the Lower
Mainland goes up; in
the midst of massive
layoffs in natural resource industries,
technology industry
employment increases
by some 20 per cent
per year; Asian visits
to Whistler drop, and
the sales of million-
dollar homes skyrocket.
What's happening?
The combined
forces of globalization,
dramatic advances in
information technology, the explosion in
knowledge-based jobs and financial pressures are transforming the economic landscape. These forces are driving B.C.'s
post-secondary institutions to some important watershed decisions. We must
ask ourselves some fundamental ques-
tions about how we can deal with the
challenges, capture the opportunities,
and better serve our stakeholders in the
next millennium.
Three-quarters of a century ago, the
University of British Columbia faced similar challenges, which resulted in the Great
Trek of 1922 and the establishment of its Point Grey
In the fall of 1997, 75
years after the Great Trek,
UBC began Trek 2000, a
process designed to place
us squarely at the forefront
of Canadian universities in
meeting our responsibilities
to students, faculty, staff,
our diverse communities
and the people of British
Columbia. This process culminated with the launch of
the Trek 2000 vision document in November 1998.
Trek 2000 — UBC's
blueprint for the millennium — outlines a series of
principles, goals, strategies
and operational timelines
that will guide UBC into the next century.
It identifies five major areas of focus:
people, learning, research, community
and internationalization, and is based on
extensive consultation conducted with
faculty, students and staff, as well as
See FUTURE Page 2
University Centre set
for meeting of minds
On March 12, UBC will open the doors
on its long-awaited meeting and gathering place.
The campus community is invited to
the opening ofthe Leon and Thea Koerner
University Centre — formerly the Faculty
Club — from 3 to 6 p.m. An official
ceremony will be held at 4:45 p.m.
"The entire university community is
welcome to drop by, meet friends and
view the facilities," says Chuck Slonecker,
acting Vice-President, External Affairs
and chair of the University Gathering
Place Advisory Committee.
The name, he says, reflects Leon and
Thea Koerner's original role in funding
the building in 1957.
They thought members ofthe UBC community should have a centre which served as
their professional home, where they might
mingle, exchange ideas and increase the
sense of teamwork that is so essential a part
of university life," he says. There is widespread agreement at UBC that the need for
such a facility is as great today as it was
The advisory committee has spent five
years pouring over questionnaires and
proposals to revitalize the facility since it
was closed because of bankruptcy in 1994.
A bistro restaurant and lounge will occupy the main floor, which is intended to
serve as a meeting place. The office and
conference space of the Peter Wall Institute
for Advanced Studies is on the top floor and
its residential space is in the separate wing
adjacent to the Rose Garden.
"We're genuinely excited." says Judy
Vaz. director of UBC Food Services. There
is a campus-wide commitment to make
this work and we've had tremendous
support from a wide range of groups at
UBC, including employee groups."
She says a daily fresh sheet will be a
feature of the menu which will be prepared in a brand new kitchen. The bistro
will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m..
including during the summer. The lounge
will stay open on Friday afternoons.
The dining areas will seat 170, but Vaz
expects about 120 during peak periods.
She says some 1,200 employees are within
a 10-minute walk of the centre.
"We've hired people with the expertise
to provide a service we think will meet the
needs and the expectations of faculty,
staff, students, emeritii, alumni and visitors," she says.
Gary Edmunson, the centre's new manager, says a great deal of research has gone
See CENTRE Page 2
Chan, Newman to
receive honours
Shirley Chan, former chair of UBC's
Board of Governors, political journalist
Peter C.  Newman and Physics and
Prof.   Emeritus       Erich
Vogt        are
among     the
seven    individuals  who
will be receiving honorary
degrees  from
UBC this year.
are recognized
for their distinguished career achievements and for
their contributions to UBC and to Canada.
Honorary degrees will be awarded
during Spring Congregation May 26-
June 2 and during Fall Congregation
Nov. 26 and 27.
Shirley Chan, manager of non-market
housing for the City of Vancouver, was
appointed to UBC's Board of Governors in
1992 and served as chair from 1995-98.
She holds a master's degree in environmental studies from York
and has
served as an
environmental and community planner.
Chan has
been a director of Van-
City Savings
Credit Union
since   1987.
She       also
serves on the
President's Advisory Committee on developing a downtown presence for UBC.
Peter C. Newman is one of Canada's
See HONOUR Page 2
Pool Rule
UBC's swim teams are tops in Canada
Now Voyagers	
Experts meet to tackle global health issues raised by global trade
Jewel's Jubilee 8
Feature: It's not every day the Museum of Anthropology gets its own stamp 2 UBC Reports ■ March 4, 1999
4.      1
Continued from Page 1
into the menu and the wine list.
"We have expert chefs in everything from classic French and
Mediterranean to cutting-edge
avant-garde cuisine. The wine
list features phenomenal quality, representation and value."
Slonecker says the interdisciplinary and international activities ofthe Peter Wall Institute are
key to the centre's success.
Revenue generated from 12
guest rooms and meeting room
bookings will add financial stability to the centre. The institute's
programs will also attract younger
faculty to the facility, along with
international visitors.
"We add an academic component to the university centre and
our presence there will provide a
higher profile for us and our activities," says Ken MacCrimmon.
director of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.
"Our mandate is to support basic interdisciplinary research by
bringing together UBC researchers
and international scholars and to
bridge departmental and faculty
boundaries," he says. To accomplish this we're planning an exciting series of talks, meetings and
workshops at the centre."
The facility, located on Crescent Road, was designed by
former dean of architecture
Frederick Lasserre and is acknowledged as a masterpiece of
modernist architecture.
Slonecker thinks the reopening
will be welcome news for retired
professors who haven't had a place
to meet for years as well as alumni
and visitors.
The Leon and Thea Koerner University Centre is a partnership of
the Peter Wall Institute, Food Services, Land and Building Services,
Parking and Transportation, and
UBC's professors emeritii.
The centre can be rented for
everything from academic meetings to receptions and weddings.
Call 822-1500 to book the facility or reserve in the bistro.
For information on booking
space from the Peter Wall Institute for academic purposes, call
Continued from Page 1
communities throughout British Columbia over the past year.
Flowing from the Trek 2000
vision document is the need to
develop an academic plan to identify our approaches to the future.
It must guide course and curriculum development, teaching
innovation, the learning environment and our research activity.
This process will be affected
by an important reality — in the
next decade, more than half of
our faculty members and a third
of our staff members will retire.
With this challenge comes a
unique opportunity to renew
ourselves by hiring the people
and creating the environment
that can make the academic plan
a reality.
We want to, and need to, create a university that is responsive to the needs of society and
honours our valuable tradition
of critical inquiry and the creation of knowledge. We want to
build an institution of higher
learning that is welcoming, flexible and capable of adapting to
the explosive growth of knowledge and of using the technology
available to generate and communicate it.
In the knowledge-based
economy of the 21st century,
universities will be central to the
prosperity of our people. We generate the knowledge that drives
the knowledge economy. We also
educate the people who create
and sustain the economy.
In meeting these responsibilities, universities can help us all
better understand the complexities and changes that have come
to typify our lives today. We can
provide the ideas and knowledge
that can help us make sense of
today's complexities, operate effectively in the vagaries of the
future, prepare for and adapt to
life-long learning, and contribute meaningfully to our personal
and societal development.
Given the crucial role of universities in the future knowledge
economy we want UBC to equip
British Columbians and Canadians to shape that future.
We have created an academic
planning discussion paper to
generate ideas about how to do
this. Among its key elements
are: creating a learning-centred
community; integrating knowledge across many fields; including research in the student learning experience; focusing our research on areas of current excellence and future need: building
diverse bridges to the larger com
munity; expanding co-op, internship and international study
experiences; and being more responsible and accountable to all
of our varied stakeholders.
We know that we cannot be
all things to all people. We also
know that our resources will be
quite severely constrained. There
will be difficult choices to make.
Thus, we need to be clear and
focused on our direction for the
future both in terms ofthe goals
we pursue and the means we
use to pursue them.
We realize that British
Columbians are facing new and
confusing pressures today on an
unparalleled scale. We at UBC
want to be active partners in
helping deal with these pressures so that as individuals and
as a community we can prosper
in the rapidly changing knowledge economy.
The academic planning process has two objectives that are
crucially relevant here.
First, we want to develop an
academic plan that ensures UBC.
among other things, supports
British Columbians in their efforts to meet the challenges and
take advantage of the opportunities offered by the global
Second, we want to engage in
a process that draws widely on
the knowledge, the diversity, and
the experience of all British
Columbians as we craft this academic plan. Central to creating
Trek 2000 was broad input from
the UBC and British Columbia
communities. We want to continue to receive the benefit of
wide community input.
This is where we need your
help. How can the University of
British Columbia serve your
needs? What should our goals
be? What guidelines or ideas
would you suggest we use to help
make the tough choices we face?
What role should UBC play in the
community? How can we best
integrate our activities with the
business, labour and professional
groups across the province?
Please share your ideas with
If you would like to receive a
copy ofthe discussion draft entitled "Toward an Academic Plan,"
contact us at: Academic Plan
Advisory Committee, Old Administration Building, The University
ofBritishCohanbia Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 122, phone (604) 822-5611,
fax (604) 822-8118, e-mail
jeananne^ldadrn.ubc.ca or you
can visit our Web site at
Continued from Page 1
most prominent journalists. He
served as editor-in-chief at the
Toronto Star before taking the
helm of Maclean's magazine
from 1971 to 1982, establishing
it as Canada's first weekly
newsmagazine. Newman has
also written 21 books on Canadian politics and business.
Erich Vogt is one of Canada's
best-known nuclear physicists
and was founder and former director ofTRIUMF, the sub-atomic
physics laboratory based at UBC.
He has served the university as
a researcher, teacher and former
vice-president. Academic.
Vogt was the first chair of the
Science Council of B.C. and took
a lead role in developing Science
World, the Vancouver Institute
and the B.C. Cancer Foundation.
Other honorary degree recipients include UBC alumnus and
retired Canadian ambassador
William Barton and forest research scientist Kalman Roller,
who helped faculty colleagues
escape the Hungarian revolution and join UBC's Faculty of
Canada's Chief Justice
Antonio Lamer and UBC
alumnus and leading Canadian
economist Richard Lipsey will
receive honorary degrees at Fall
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Dave Thomson photo
Next Serve - The Nationals
For the first time in two decades UBC's women's volleyball team,
including third-year Science student Sarah Maxwell (above), hosted the
University of Alberta Pandas in the Canada West finals Feb. 26 and 27.
The 'Birds, ranked number one in the country for most of the season,
made easy work of the defending national champions defeating them 3-
0. The team heads to Edmonton for the CIAU championship this
weekend. Maxwell and teammates Barb Bellini and Joanne Ross were
named to the Canada West First Team All-Star Team, making UBC the
best represented school on the team.
T-BIrd tidal wave takes
national competition
by Bruce Mason
Staff writer
UBC has successfully defended both
its men's and women's national swimming titles. In fact, the Thunderbirds
were in a league of their own at the
Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union
(CIAU) championships held recently in
Guelph. Ont.
In what national news media characterize  as   a   "tidal
wave,"   the   UBC's
women's team fin- «^^^^^^"i^^™
ished with 620
points, way out in
front of runner-up
University of Toronto, which had
433.5. The team was
paced by swimmer
and first-year Arts
student Jessica
Deglau  who  cap-
'They're not only great in
the water — they go on to
become leaders in the
Kim Gordon
tured seven gold medals. Calgary, Victoria and McGill rounded out the top five.
UBC also claimed the men's title easily,
finishing 140 points ahead of second-place
Universiry of Calgary. Toronto, Victoria and
McGill finished among the first five teams.
Thunderbird coach Tom Johnson —
named both women's and men's coach of
the year in the CIAU for the second straight
season — says it's no secret why UBC has
the top-ranked swim program in Canada.
"It's a direct result of the commitment
of the department, the hard work of
coaches, and above all, the fact that our
swimmers are buying into what everyone
is telling them — that they have an opportunity to excel in global competition while
they earn a first-rate education," he explains.
The 1999 CIAU Swimmer of the Year,
Deglau set a CIAU record in the 800-
metre freestyle and finished in top spot in
the 200-metre freestyle, the 200-metre
butterfly, and the 400-metre freestyle.
The national team member also swam
with the record-breaking Thunderbird
women's relay teams. U BC shattered previous records in all three relay events: the
4X100-metre freestyle, 4X200-metre freestyle and the 4X100-metre medley.
Marianne Limpert won gold medals in
the 100-metre freestyle and the 200-
metre individual medley. Sarah Evanetz
won the 100-metre butterfly.
Garrett Pulle was
a stand-out on UBC's
^^^^^^^^^hbi   men's team, winning
three solo (100-metre and 50-metrebut-
terfly, and  100-metre freestyle) and two
relay gold medals.
The national team
member helped set a
CIAU record in the
4X100-metre medley
relay and swam with
the first place 4X100-metre freestyle relay
team. The UBC men's team also won all three
relay events at the meet.
"yBC's coaching staff and all athletic
department employees share a vision — a
model of development which starts when a
child first enters a pool and continues
right up to the podium," say Mm Gordon,
UBC's intercollegiate co-ordinator.
Gordon, who is also president of the
Canada West University Athletics Association, the conference in which UBC
competes, says UBC is producing
"healthy athletes" as a result of forming
national and local coaching partnerships.
"Our partners enable us to have many
more coaches on deck than would otherwise
be possible," she explains. "Swimmers of
every level of development have access to
coaches and role-models as well as an opportunity for educational excellence. They're not
only great in the water — they go on to
become leaders in the community."
Federal budget backs
research, innovation
by Hilary Thomson
Stcyf writer
The federal government took a big
step forward on the road to a knowledge-
based economy with more than Si-8
billion slated for research and innovation investments in the recently announced budget.
"We applaud the increased research
support provided in this budget," says
UBC President Martha Piper. "This funding will have a major impact on our
ability to recruit and retain the best
students, staff and faculty at UBC."
A new program, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), aims to
co-ordinate health research activities by
creating 10 to 15 health institutes across
Canada. The budget provides $240 million over two years to create the network.
"Innovative structures like CIHR plus
additional funding makes this a go-forward budget," says Bernard Bressler,
vice-president, Research. "Investigators
will now be able to complete studies that
were put on hold due to lack of funding
and make additional headway in the
entire spectrum of health research from
bench to application."
An addition of $200 million to the Canada
Foundation for Innovation (CFI) brings the
total amount available to modernize research
infrastructure in post-secondary institutions
and hospitals to $1 billion.
The CFI program was launched in
1997 to support health, environment,
science and engineering research. UBC
researchers have received $3.5 million
in funding from the program.
CFI investments are made in partnership with provincial governments, universities and the private sector. Every
$40 contributed by the CFI can generate
$100 in total funding.
A new fund of $25 million has been
created to fund nursing research.
The Nurses Using Research and Service Evaluations (NURSE) fund will support a 10-year program to finance university research positions, funding for
career renewal, student awards and a
national nursing knowledge database.
'This is exciting news," says Joan
Bottorff. associate director. Research, in
the School of Nursing. "With access to
new funding for research we can
strengthen our contribution to solving
patient care problems in hospitals and
The budget also provided $150 million over the next three years for health-
related research.
Canada's major research and development granting councils — the Medical Research Council, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council — will receive a total of $42.5 million annually
over three years.
The National Research Council (NRC)
and Health Canada's National Health
Research and Development program will
receive a total of $7.5 million annually
for three years.
The Networks of Centres of Excellence
program, which helps to commercialize
knowledge gained through research, was
given an additional $90 million over the
next three years to create new networks.
UBC participates in all 14 centres.
The Canadian Genetic Diseases Network
is based at UBC.
The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation received an additional
$35-million endowment this year to support its participation in the CIHR.
Partnership set to help
find spinal cord cure
The Rick Hansen Institute has joined
with seven Canadian organizations to
create the Canadian Neurotrauma Research Program (CNRP) to fund brain and
spinal cord injury research.
The partnership of national, provincial philanthropic, public and consumer
organizations — the first of its
kind in Canada — was announced by Allan Rock, federal Health minister, during a
recent visit to UBC.
The aim of CNRP is to
encourage the exchange of
ideas and to integrate advances in basic, focused and
applied neurotrauma research science.
"Neurotrauma is a life-
shattering event," says Rick Hansen,
president and chief executive officer of
the Rick Hansen Institute, based at UBC.
"This partnership will help translate promising research into therapeutic advances
and clinical trials. Our goal is to see
people recover from spinal cord injuries."
The partners in the one-year program
have committed more than $2 million to
fund research aimed at finding cures for
neurotrauma injuries.
Research grants will be awarded to five
to eight projects of up to three years'
duration. Operating grants will be distributed Oct. 1.
CNRP will also fund five to 11 fellowships lasting up to three years to support
training in the field.
Research activities fall into three broad
categories: basic research to encourage
scientific investigation related to problems
Rick Hansen
created by trauma to the brain and spinal
cord: focused research directed toward an
understanding of the consequences of
neurotrauma: and applied research aimed
at translating research into pre-clinical
and clinical investigations.
Every day in Canada, an
estimated 112 people sustain
a brain or spinal cord injury,
usually the result of motor vehicle accidents and falls.
Total annual direct
health-care costs to support
new injury victims are estimated at almost $940 million, according to information compiled by the Rick
Hansen Institute.
About   185,000 Canadians, mostly men under the
age of 35 years, live with neurotrauma
Partners in CNRP are the Rick Hansen
Institute; the NeuroScience Canada Foundation which fosters advances in neuro-
science research; NeuroPartners Canada
which funds collaborative, application-
focused research; the Alberta Paraplegic
Foundation; the Ontario Neurotrauma
Foundation; the Manitoba Neurotrauma
Initiative; the British Columbia
Neurotrauma Initiative; and the federal
government through the Medical Research
Council of Canada.
Bruce Buffett, Earth and Ocean Sciences, was one ofthe recent recipients of
an Isaac Walton Killam Memorial Fellowship. His name was spelled incorrectly in
the Feb. 18 issue of UBC Reports. 4 UBC Reports • March 4,1999
March 7 through March 20
Sunday, March 7
Chan Centre Concert
Yefim Bronfman, pianist. Chan
Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall
at 3pm. Call Ticketmaster 280-
3311 orfor more information 822-
Chan Centre Concert
Une Fete Francais. Pacific Baroque Orchestra; Marc Destrube.
Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 8pm. Call
Ticketmaster 280-3311 or for
more information 822-2697.
Green College Performing
Arts Group
Piano Recital. Ronald Morgan.
Green College at 8pm. Call 822-
Monday, March 8
Lectures In Modern
Self-Assembly, Characterization
And Mechanism Of Formation Of
Molecular Squares. Prof. Peter J.
Stang. U of Utah. Chemistry D-
225 (centre block) at 11:30am.
Call 822-3266.
School Of Music Concert
UBC Percussion Ensemble. Sal
Ferreras. director. Music Recital
Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.
President's Classics Lecture
Egyptian Mummy Portraits From
TheFayoum. Susan Walker. British Museum. Lasserre 104 at
12:30pm. Call 822-2889.
Film Screening
Under The Willow Tree - Long
Live Voices. Narratives By Women
In Canada. Brock Hall 204D,
(west wing) from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-2415.
Mechanical Engineering
Tugs, Barges, Yachts And Rigs:
Recent Research At The Institute
Of Marine Dynamics. David
Murdey. research scientist. The
Institute Of Marine Dynamics.
CEME 1204 from 3:30-4:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-3770.
Biochemistry Seminar
Bioinformatics At The Centre For
Molecular Medicine And Therapeutics. Francis Ouellette. IRC
#4 from 3:45pm. Refreshments
at 3:30pm. Call 822-3178.
Intersecting Asian
Sezualities Lecture
Men's Bodies, Women's Parts:
Gender Impersonation In South
Asian Theatre And Cinema. Kathy
Hansen, Rutgers U. CKChoi 120
from 4-5:30pm. Call 822-4688;
Astronomy Seminar
Astrometry In Globular Clusters:
A New Frontier For HST. Ivan
King, U of California. Hennings
318 at 4pm. Refreshments at
3:30pm. Call 822-2267.
Member Speaker Series
Killing. Letting Die And The Euthanasia Debate. Green College
at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Thematic Lecture Series
Machines And Elusive Wisdom.
Prof. Emeritus Vinod Modi, Mechanical Engineering. Green College at 7:30pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-1878.
St. John's College Speaker
Suicide. Connie Chai. Education.
St. John's College Fairmont
Lounge at 8pm. Call 822-8788.
Tuesday, March 9
Continuing Education
ISO 9000 Series - Implementing
And Auditing. Josef Otto. Point
Grey Golf And Country Club from
9am-5pm. Continues to March 12.
$450 single module; $1580 six
modules includes materials, lunch,
certificate. To register call 822-
Continuing Studies Public
The Odyssey And The Spirit Of
Comedy. Carl Johnson, Classical,
Near Eastern and Religious Studies. Vancouver Public Library
(downtown) Peter Kaye Room from
10-11:30am. Continues to March
16. $25; $20 seniors. Call 822-
Video Presentation
An Introduction To Supreme Master Ching Hai And The Quan Yin
Method Of Meditation. Ponderosa
Pagoda from 10am-4pm. Call 739-
UBC Botanical Garden
Lecture Series
The Sunny Border. Judy Newton.
Botanical Garden reception centre from 12noon-lpm. $5 at the
door. To register call 822-3928.
Oceanography Seminar
TBA. Pierre Pepin, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre. Fisheries
and Oceans. BioSciences 1465 at
12:30pm. Call 822-3278.
Centre For Chinese Research
Images And Imaginations: The
Making OfThe Southern Frontier
In Sixteenth-Century China. Leo
K. Shin, History, SFU. CK Choi
120 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822
Film Screening
Prairie Women - Long Live Voices.
Narratives By Women In Canada.
Brock Hall 204D (west wing) from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2415.
Microbiology And
Immunology Seminar
Risk Assessment Of Genetically
Modified Baculoviruses As Microbial Insecticides. Jenny Cory, Oxford U. Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
Botany Seminar
Changing Views On The True And
False Morels. Nancy Weber.
BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Sing Tao School of
Freedom Of Information: What Is
The Journalist's Role. David
Flaherty, B.C. information and
privacy commissioner. Sing Tao
from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-6688.
Lunchtime Presentation
Fat Dogs Don't Hunt And Other
Lessons From The Front Line Of A
Software Company. Rory Holland.
IRC #1 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
Laird Lecture
Nanoscale Molecular Architecture:
Design And Self-Assembly Of
Metallacyclic Polygons And Poly-
hedra Via Co-ordination. Prof. Peter J. Stang, Chemistry. U of Utah.
Chemistry B-250 (south wing) at
lpm. Refreshments at 12:40pm.
Call 822-3266.
Green College Lecture Series
Interpreting The News: Should
Reporters Be In The "Meaning
Business." Stephen Ward. SingTao
School Of Journalism. Green College at 5pm. Reception from 6-
i  6:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Museum Of Anthropology
50th Anniversary Reception, Exhibit Opening And Book Launch.
MOA from 7-10pm. Call 822-5087.
Green College Special
Take A Walk On The Wild Side: An
Insider's View OfThe Green College
Art Collection. Kate Collie, artist.
Green Collegeat 8pm. Call 822-1878.
Wednesday, March 10
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Clinical Radiological And Pathological Correlation. Various speakers. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud. at
7am. Call 875-4192.
UBC Teaching Community
TAG Seminar
Tables And Columns In Word 95
(Introductory). David Lam basement Windows lab A from 9am-
12noon. To register call 822-9149.
Lectures In Modern
Self-Assembly, Characterization
And Properties Of Porphyrin Aggregates And Chiral Ensembles.
Prof. Peter J. Stang, U of Utah.
Chemistry D-225 (centre block) at
11:30am. Call 822-3266.
School Of Music Concert
Wednesday Noon Hours. Karina
Gauvin. soprano; Jean-Francois
Gauthier, harpsichord. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. $3 at the
door. Call 822-5574.
UBC Teaching Community
TAG Seminar
Make Links From Your Home Page
With FrontPage 98 (Advanced).
David Lam Windows lab A from
1:30-4:30pm. To register call 822-
Obstetrics And Gynecology
The Incretin GIP: Structural Determinants Of Receptor Binding,
Signal Transduction And Metabolism. Dr. Christopher Mcintosh,
Physiology. B.C.'s Women's Hosp.
2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.
Geography Colloquium
Formal And Informal Fisheries
Science - Lessons From The East
Coast. Rosemary Ommer, Memorial U. Geography 201 at 3:30pm.
Call Trevor Barnes 822-5804.
Pharmacology And
Therapeutics Seminar
Development Of Cyclooxygenase-
2 Inhibitors For Treatment Of
Osteoarthritis. Chi Chung Chan,
senior research scientist. Merck
Frosst Centre For Therapeutic
Research. IRC #3 at 4pm. Call
St. John's College Speaker
The Liberal Democratic Tradition
In Western Culture. Barbara Arneil,
Polit ical Science. St. John's College
1080 at 5:15pm. Call 822-8788.
Thursday, March 11
Chemistry Club Conference
Chemistry Forum 1999. Various
speakers. Ponderosa from 10am-
3pm. Call 822-2164.
Fine Arts Lecture
The Subject Of Seriality (After
Manzoni). Briony Fer. art historian. Open University. Lasserre 104
from 12:30-2:30pm. Call 822-2757.
UBC Botanical Garden
Lecture Series
The Sunny Border. TBA. Vancouver Public Library (downtown) from
12noon-lpm. $5 at the door. To
register call 822-3928.
Transformation Of Europe
Inventing The Passport: Surveillance, Citizenship And The State.
Prof. John Torpey, Sociology, U of
California. CK Choi 120 at
12:30pm. Refreshments from
12noon-12:30pm. Call 822-9700.
Asian Studies Speaker Series
Dancing to The Master** Tune:
Gender And Performance In South
Asian Tradition. Mandakranta
Bose, Religious Studies. Asian
Centre 604 from 12:30-I:20p*n.
Web site: www.assa.ca or call 822-
Anthropology And Sociology
Caught In The Web: Ethnographic
Entanglements. Ricki Goidman-
Segall, director, MERLin. AnSo 205
from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2878.
Chan Centre Concert
UBC Choral Union. Chan Centre
Chan Shun Concert Hall at
12:30pm. Call 822-2697: 822-
Health Sciences Speaker
Creating My Own Titanic: Production Of CD-Rom Educational Materials. Simon Albon, Pharmaceutical Sciences. IRC #4 at 12:30pm.
Call 822-6676.
Genetics Graduate Program
Demographic And Genetics Factors Affecting The Fate Of New
Mutants. Sally Otto, Zoology.
Wesbrook201 at 3:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-8764.
Earth And Ocean Sciences
Geology Seminar
Alpine Pressure-Temperature-Time
Path For The Northeastern Mont-
Blanc Massif: Fluid Inclusion, Iso-
topic And Thermobarometric Evidence. Dan Marshall, Earth Sciences, SFU. GeoSciences 330-A at
4pm. Call 822-3278.
Physics And Astronomy
Quantum Dots. Pavel Hawrylak,
National Research Council.
Hennings 201 at 4pm. Refreshments Hennings 325 at 3:45pm.
Call 822-2137; 822-3631.
First Nations Discussion
The Documentation Of Hupa Narrative: 1888-1999. Victor Golla,
Linguistics, Humboldt State U, U
of California. Green College at 5pm.
Call 822-1878.	
Friday, March 12
Health Care And
Epidemiology Rounds
Beyond Health For All: Does Public Health Figure In The Health
System Of The Future? Nancy
Kotani, director, Vancouver/
Richmond Health Board. Mather
253 from 9-10am. Paid parking
available in Lot B. Call 822-2772.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Resuscitation: Past, Present And
Future. Dr. Greg Baldwin, acting
head. Emergency Medicine,
B.C.'s Children's Hosp. GFStrong
Aud. from 9-10am. Call Ruth
Giesbrecht 875-2307.
Institute For European
Studies Conference
The European Union At The
Crossroads: Single Market Or
Social Market? Various speakers. Green College Coach House
from 9am-5pm. Continues to
Mar. 13 from 10am-12:30pm.
Call 822-9700.
UBC It's Yours Career Fair
First Nations Longhouse from
9am-3pm. To reserve a display
table call 822-8941.
Fish 500 Seminar
Stellar Sea Lions: Why Have They
Declined? Andrew Trites, Marine
Mammal Research Unit. Hut B-8
Ralf Yorque Room at 11:30am. Refreshments at 1 lam. Call 822-4329.
ECE Seminar
Real-Time Power System Simulation On A Desktop PC. J. Marti.
MacLeod 214 from 12:30-
1:20pm. Call 822-2405.
Occupational Hygiene
Respiratory Health Study Of
Workers Exposed To Environmental Tobacco Smoke. Helen
Ward. Respiratory Medicine. UBC
Hosp, Koerner Pavilion G-279
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
English Lecture
The Work Of Writing And Our
Disciplinary Assumptions.
Clifford Siskin. English and Comparative Literature, State U of
NewYork. Angus 426 at 12:30pm.
Call 822-4225.
Oceanography Seminar
Chemical Defense Of Phytoplankton Against Protozoan Grazers. Suzanne Strom, Western
Washington U. BioSciences 1465
at 2:30pm. Call 822-3278.
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Hydrogen Sulfide Removal Kinetics In A Trickling Biofilter.
Stephen Symons. ChemEng 206
at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
Physical Chemistry
Solvation Dynamics In Binary
Solvents. Tyler Day, Chemistry.
Chemistry D-225 (centre block)
at 4pm. Call 822-3266.
The UBC Reports Calendar lists university-related or
university-sponsored events on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland.
Calendar items must he submitted on forms available
fromthe UBC PubUeAffate Office, 310-6251 Cecil Cfcreen
Park Road. Vancouver 0,6., V6T1Z1. Phone: UBC-ENOFO
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35 words. Submissions for the Calendar's Notices section
may be limited due to space.
Deadline for the March 18 issue of UBC'Reports —
which covers the period March 21 to April 3 — is noon,
March 9. Calendar
UBC Reports ■ March 4, 1999 5
March 7 through March 20
Chalmers Institute
Computer Course
Level III. VST from 7-9pm. Continues to Mar. 13 from 9am-
3pm. $50; $25 seniors. To register call 822-9517.
Fine Arts Lecture
Against The Grain: Making Exhibitions In A Global World.
Okwui Enwezor, curator, historian, Art Institute Of Chicago.
Buchanan A-106 from 7:30-9pm.
Reception to follow Belkin Art
Gallery. Call 822-2757.
Chan Centre Concert
UBC Choral Union. Diane
Loomer, director. Chan Centre
Chan Shun Concert Hall at 8pm.
Call 822-2697: 822-5574.
Saturday, March 13
Continuing Studies Public
The Tree Of Stars: A Seminar On
The Alchemical Tradition.
Leonard George. Vancouver psychologist, writer and broadcaster.
Carr Hall conference room from
9:30am-4:30pm. Continues to
Mar. 14 from 9:30am-12:30pm.
$95: $85 seniors. Bring lunch
and refreshments. To register call
UBC Teaching Community
TAG Seminar
Different Ways Of Learning:
Reach More Students And Teach
More Effectively. FNSB 40 from
9:30am-12:30pm. To register call
UBC Teaching Community
TAG Seminar
Balancing Input Across Cultures
In Classrooms. FNSB 50 from
9:30am- 12:30pm. To register call
UBC Teaching Community
TAG Seminar
Diversity In The Classroom.
FNSB 50 from l:30-4:30pm. To
register call 822-6827.
UBC Teaching Community
TAG Seminar
How Our Beliefs About Teaching
Influence Us As TAs. FNSB 40
from l:30-4:30pm. To register
call 822-6827.
Chan Centre Concert
Fou T'song, piano. Chan Centre
Chan Shun Concert Hall at 8pm.
Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or
for more information 822-2697.
Vancouver Institute
Monitoring The World's Oceans
From Space. John MacDonald, co-
founder, MacDonald Dettwiler. IRC
#2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
Sunday, March 14
Chan Centre Concert
The Chan Centre Chamber Players. Chan Centre Chan Shun
Concert Hall at 3pm. Call
Ticketmaster 280-3311 or for
more information 822-2697.
Chan Centre Concert
Rachmaninoff Vespers. Chor
Leoni; Elektra: Christ Church
Choirs. Chan Centre Chan Shun
Concert Hall at 8pm. Call
Ticketmaster 280-3311 or for
more information 822-2697.
Monday, March 15
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Apoptotic Mechanisms In Cardiovascular Disease. Shawn Black,
Merck Frosst Centre ForTherapeutic
Research. Cunningham 160 from
11:30-12:30pm. Call 822-7795.
Film Screening
A Time To Rise - Long Live Voices.
Narratives By Women In Canada.
Brock Hall 204D (west wing) from
12:30-l:30pm. Call 822-2415.
President's Philosophy
Misinterpretation And The Rhetoric Of Science, Or What Colour is
The Horse? Susan Haack, Philosophy, U of Miami. University
Centre conference room at
12:30pm. Call 822-3292.
President's Classics Lecture
Myths In The History Of The Ancient And Modern Olympics. Mark
Golden, U of Winnipeg. Buchanan
D-339at 12:30pm. Call 822-2889.
President's History Lecture
A Historian's Perspective On
Edward Said's Culture And Imperialism. John M. MacKenzie, Imperial History, U of Lancaster.
Buchanan A-203at 12:30pm. Call
822-5148: 822-2561.
Mechanical Engineering
Microscale Thermo-Photvoltaic
Energy Conversion. McMurray
Whale, U of Victoria. CEME 1204
from3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-3770.
Biochemistry Seminar Series
Disorder In Protein Structure And
Function: Detection. Prevention,
Biological Significance And Prediction From Amino Acid Sequence. Keith Dunker. IRC #4 at
3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm.
Call 822-3178.
Classics And Women's
Studies Lecture
Classical Athenian Women Today.
Mark Golden, U of Winnipeg.
Buchanan B-226 at 4pm. Call
Member Speaker Series
Preparing Your Income Tax Return. Jen Baggs, Economics. Green
College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Science And Society
Misinterpretation And The Rhetoric Of Science, Or What Colour Is
The Horse? Susan Haack, Philosophy, U of Miami. Green College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.
St. John's College Speaker
Forest Eco-Systems In B.C. Antje
Wahl, Forestry. St. John's College
Fairmont Lounge at 8pm. Call 822-
Tuesday, March 16
UBC Teaching Community
TAG Seminar
Customized WebCTFollow-Up (Advanced). GeoSciences Windows lab
203 from 9am- 12noon. To register
call 822-9149.
E.S. Woodward Lecture
Innovation And Economic Growth.
Prof. Peter Howitt, Ohio State U.
Buchanan A-100 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-4129.
Microbiology And
Immunology Seminar
Activated Ras Affects Cell Type
Choice In Dictyostelium
Discoideum. Zahara Jaffer.
Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-l:30pm.
Call 822-3308.
Botany Seminar
Combining Molecular And Field
Studies To Understand The Life
History And Ecology Of
Acrosiphonia. Andrea Sussman.
BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Lectures In Modern
Strategies For Photocontrol Of
Enzymes And Ion Channels. Prof.
Andrew G. Woolley, U of Toronto.
Chemistry B-250 (south wing) at
lpm. Refreshments at 12:40pm.
Call 822-3266.
History Seminar
The Historiography Of The Environmental History Of The British
Empire. John M. MacKenzie, Imperial History, U of Lancaster.
Buchanan Tower at 4pm. Call 822-
5184: 822-2561.
Green College Speaker Series
Reconstructing Lost Architecture
In A Digital World: The Aztec City
OfTenochtitlan. Antonieta Rivera,
Architecture. Green College at
5pm. Reception from 6-6:30pm.
Call 822-1878.
Chalmers Institute Seminar
Where Is God When Things Go
Wrong? A Lenten Journey With The
Man Of Sorrows. Nancy Cocks. St.
Stephen's Anglican Church, West
Vancouver. $25. Call 926-4381.
Wednesday, March 17
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Sacroiliac Joint Fusion. Dr. R.
Meek, VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud.
at 7am. Call 875-4192.
Asian Studies Speaker Series
Ethnicity Of The Chinese Overseas. Prof. Emeritus Edgar
Wickberg, History. Asian Centre
604 from 12:30-1:30pm. Web site:
www.assa.ca or call 822-3881.
School Of Music Concert
Wednesday Noon Hours. Arion,
various instruments. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. $3 at the
door. Call 822-5574.
Women's Studies And Gender
Relations Lecture
Research As Culture-Jamming?:
Sex, Gender, Tools And Schools.
Mary Bryson, Education. Women's Studies Centre lounge from
12:30-l:30pm. Call 822-9171.
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Research Seminar
Regulation Of GnRH And GnRH
Receptor Expression In Granulosa-
Luteal Cells By Gonadal Steroids.
Parimal Nathwani. B.C.'s Women's
Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.
Geography Colloquium
Gender Perspectives On New Ways
Of Working: Empirical Evidence From
Dual Career Households In Great
Britain. Irene Hardhill, U of Newcastle. Geography 201 at 3:30pm. Call
Trevor Barnes 822-5804.
Ecology, Evolution And
Biodiversity Seminar
Forest Fragmentation And Songbird Demography. Liana Zanette.
Zoology. FNSB 60 at 4:30pm. Call
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Issues On Critical Care Management In Asthma. Juan Ronco.
VGH, doctors' residence, third floor
conference room from 5-6pm. Call
Science And Society
Science Vs. Ideology: Do Needle
Exchange Programs Promote The
Spread Of HIV? Martin Schechter.
Medicine. Green College at 5:30pm.
Call 822-1878.
Next deadline:
noon, March 9
Thursday, March 18
Pathology Distinguished
Lecture Series
Drug Safety - A Right Or A Nuisance? Curt Furberg, chair. Public Health Services. VGH, Heather
Pavilion lecture hall B at 8am. Call
Bruce Verchere 875-2490.
Earth And Ocean Sciences
Long-Baseline Interferometry.
Wayne Cannon, York U.
GeoSciences 330-A at 12:30pm.
Call 822-3278.
Transformation of Europe
Xenophobic And Right-Wing Mobilisation: The Malaise In Post-
Unification German Political Culture. Prof. Oliver Schmidtke, U of
Victoria. CKChoi 120 from 12:30-
2pm. Refreshments from 12noon-
12:30pm. Call 822-9700.
Genetics Graduate Program
Small Mammal Population Structure In A Fragmented Forest. Jason
Maydan. Wesbrook 201 at 3:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-8764.
CICSR Distinguished Lecture
AM-FM Image Models And Applications. Alan Bovik, U of Texas.
CICSR/CS 208 at 4pm. Refreshments. Call 822-6894.
Physics And Astronomy
Naive Beliefs About Physics And
Education. Hennings 201 at 4pm.
Refreshments, Hennings 325 at
3:45pm. Call 822-2137; 822-3631.
Medieval And Renaissance
Heresy And Violence InThirteenth-
Century Italy. Peter Diehl, History, Western Washington U. Green
College at 4:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Friday, March 19
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Alternative Therapies For Children
With Disabilities: Facts And Fiction. Dr. Maureen O'Donnell. developmental pediatrician. GF
Strong Aud. from 9-10am. Call
Ruth Giesbrecht 875-2307.
Health Care And
Epidemiology Rounds
Can We Prevent Moles In Children
With Use Of Broad Spectrum Sunscreen? Dr. Richard Gallagher,
head, B.C. Cancer Agency. Mather
253 from 9-10am. Paid parking
available in Lot B. Call 822-2772.
Fish 500 Seminar
Marine Fisheries In Eastern Caribbean; Salmon Carcasses: Nutrient
Pills For The Province. Elizabeth
Mohammed, Stephen Watkinson,
Fisheries Centre. Hut B-8 RalfYorque
Room at 11:30am. Refreshments at
1 lam. Call 822-4329.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Islet Amyloid And Type 2 Diabetes.
Bruce Verchere, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Cunningham 160
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-7795.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar
Investigations And Surveillance Of
Communicable Disease Outbreaks
On Cruise Ships. UBC Hosp.,
Koerner Pavilion G-279 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9302.
Comparative Literature/
President's Lecture
American Autopoiesis: The Mind
And Media Ecology In Contempo-
| rary U.S. Fiction. Joseph Tabbi,
!  English, U of Illinois. Green Col-
! lege at 3:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Bio-Resource Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Drainage Modelling And Design
Criteria. Russell D. Merz, Golder
Associates. ChemEng 224 at
3:30pm. Refreshments at
3:15pm. Call 822-3475.
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Use Of Novel Coagulants To Enhance Retention In Mechanical
Pulps. Dennis Trigylidas.
ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call
Physical Chemistry
Transport Coefficients From
Time-Correlation Functions.
Saman Alavi. Chemistry D-225
(centre block) at 4pm. Call 822-
Chan Centre Concert
Handel And Mozart At The Chan.
Vancouver Cantata Singers.
Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 8pm. Call
Ticketmaster 280-331 1 or for
more information 822-2697.
Saturday, March 20
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Chopin And His Milieu: Antecedents And Consequences. Prof.
Jane Coop. Music. Pick up tickets in advance - UBC Bookstore.
The Magic Flute or Chan Centre.
Call 822-3131.
Gardens Open
The Nitobe Memorial Garden.
UBC Botanical Garden and Shop
in the Garden will be open from
March 6-October 11 (inclusive)
from 10am-6pm daily (including
weekends). For the gardens call
822-9666 and the Shop 822-
Vancouver (European)
Handball Team
Is looking for players at all levels.
We meet Fridays from 8-10pm at
the Osborne Gym. For more information, visit our Web site
handball-bc.hypermart.net or
call 822-4576.
Female Volunteers
Daughters who have returned
home to live with their parents
are needed for a PhD psychology
study. An interview at your convenience is required. Please call
Michele 269-9986.
Twin Research
Are you, or do you know a female
adult twin? We are studying the
relationship types of fraternal
and identical female twins. If you
can help by completing some questionnaires and being interviewed
about relationships, please e-mail
tmacbeth@cortex.psych.ubc.ca or
call Tannis MacBeth, Psychology 822-4826.
Research Study
I am a grad student looking for
families with an autistic child(ren)
to answer a questionnaire regarding the effects of raising autistic children. The child must be
seven years old oryounger. Please
call Keri Smalley 738-8025.
TRIUMF Public Tours
An 80 min. tour takes place every
Wednesday and Friday at lpm.
Free parking. Continues to April
30. To arrange for a group tour
call 222-7355 or Web site: http: /
/www.triumf.ca/. 6 UBC Reports ■ March 4, 1999
Bob Uttl, Ph.D.
Statistical consulting
Research design, analysis, & interpretation
Structural equation modeling
Experiments, clinical trials, surveys, imaging
Voice: 604-836-2758   Fax: 604-836-2759
Email: buttl@ibm.net
The classified advertising rate is $16.50 for 35 words or less. Each additional word
is 50 cents. Rate includes GST. Ads must be submitted in writing 10 days before
publication date to the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1, accompanied by payment in cash, cheque (made out to UBC
Reports) or journal voucher. Advertising enquiries: UBC-INFO (822-4636).
The deadline for the March 18 issue of UBC Reports is noon, March 9.
Centre for Chinese Research
The Institute of Asian Research is seeking applications from
within the university for the post of director of the Centre for
Chinese Research.
Applicants should hold academic appointments at UBC and
have demonstrated commitment to research on China. The
successful applicant will be expected to take up the appointment
on July 1,1999.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop research
programs focusing on China, seek funding from external donors
for the programs of the centre, organize conferences and seminars
on the centre's research interests and projects, administer the
budget of the centre, and chair the centre's management
committee. The centre director will be expected to collaborate
with the director of the Institute of Asian Research in developing
inter-centre and interdisciplinary teaching and research
initiatives. The centre director will also serve on the council of
the institute.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment
equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.
The appointment will be for a fixed term of three to five years. The
deadline for applications is March 31, 1999. Applicants should
send a letter describing their interest in the position, a curriculum
vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to:
Pitman B. Potter, Director
Institute of Asian Research
CK. Choi Building, Room 251
1855 West Mall, UBC
V6T 1Z2.
spot to reserve accommodation
for guest lecturers or other university
members who visit throughout the
year. Close to UBC and other
Vancouver attractions, a tasteful
representation of our city and of
UBC.4103W. 10th Ave., Vancouver,
BC, V6R 2H2. Call or fax 222-4104.
accommodation in Point Grey
area. Min. to UBC. On main bus
routes. Close to shops and
restaurants. Includes TV, tea and
coffee making, private phone/
fridge. Weekly rates available.
Call 222-3461. Fax: 222-9279.
Five suites available for
academic visitors to UBC only,
Guests dine with residents and
enjoy college life. Daily rate $54
plus $ 14/day for meals Sun-Thurs.
Call 822-8660 for more
information and availability.
BAMBURY   LANE      Bed   and
breakfast. View of beautiful B.C.
mountains, Burrard inlet and city.
Clean, comfortable. Use of living
room, dining room, and kitchen.
Min. to UBC, shopsandcity. Daily,
weekly and winter rates. Call or
fax 224-6914.
CAMILLA   HOUSE    Bed   and
Breakfast. Best accommodation
on main bus routes. Includes
television, private phone and
bathroom. Weekly reduced
rates. Call 737-2687. Fax 737-2586.
l|B< <*YMNasT|<S
Dedicated to non-competitiue, fun, safe gymnastics
Experience Vancouver's largest
fully equipped gymnastics facility
Learn through fun and games
while developing self confidence
in a friendly positive environment
Programs for ages two to adult
designed to enhance agility, coordination,
balance, spatial orientation,
strength and flexibility
Directed by Instructors from the
UBC School of Human Kinetics'
Physical Education Department
foT moTe information contact
BR guest suites with equipped
kitchen, TV and telephone.
Centrally located near SUB,
aquatic centre and transit. Ideal
for visiting lecturers, colleagues
and families. 1999 rates $85-$121
per night. Call 822-1010.
6th, Heritage house, antiques,
wood floors, original stained
glass. 10 min. to UBC and
downtown. Two blocks from
restaurants, buses. Scrumptious
full breakfasts. Entertaining cats.
Views. Phones in rooms. E-mail:
farthing@uniserve.com or call
Walk to UBC along the ocean.
Quiet exclusive neighborhood.
Near buses and restaurants.
Comfortable rooms with TV and
private bath. Full breakfast.
Reasonable rates. Non-smokers
only please. Call 341-4975.
ROOMS Private rooms, located
on campus, available for visitors
attending UBC on academic
business. Private bathroom,
double beds, telephone,
television, fridge, and meals five
days per week. Competitive
rates. Call for information and
availability 822-8788.	
ALMA BEACH B&B Beautiful,
immaculate, bright rooms with
ensuite in elegant, spacious
home. Two blocks to Jericho
Beach/Vancouver Yacht Club.
Gourmet breakfast. Central
location to downtown/UBC. N/S.
Call 221-0551.
18th Ave. Visitors and students of
UBC are most welcome. 15 min.
to UBC or downtown by bus.
Close to restaurants and shops.
Daily rates form $50 to $100.
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Real Rainfest
Waterlogged UBC students put the mandatory West Coast accessory to good use during
one of the wettest months on record. More than 215 millimetres of rain fell in Vancouver
in the month of the aptly named Live at UBC Rainfest. March marks the beginning of
Spring Festival which will feature softball championships and the Storm the Wall
challenge. For a listing of events, visit the Live At UBC Web page at www.liveat.ubc.ca
Experts tackle global health
at Liu Centre symposium
Senior international health
experts are meeting at UBC's Liu
Centre for the Study of Global
Issues for a two-day symposium
entitled "Global Health Challenges" Mar. 4 - 5.
Problems associated with the
increasing international commerce in food and health-related
issues arising out of new international commerce and trade agreements are under discussion.
"We now know that certain
germs and viruses travel on packaging," says Law Prof. Ivan Head,
director of the Liu Centre.
The symposium will also address  shortcomings  in global
health protection with respect to
the spread of persisting and
emerging infectious diseases.
Federal deputy minister of
Health David Dodge, B.C. deputy
minister of Health David Kelly,
Juan Antonio Casas of the Pan
American Health Organization,
Peter Smith ofthe European Commission and Alfredo Solari, senior health adviser with the Inter-
American Development Bank are
among those attending.
Private sector experts include
John Evans, former president of
the University of Toronto and
the first director of the World
Bank's health program.
Lawrence Green, director of
UBC's Institute of Health Promotion Research and Economics Prof.
Robert Evans of the Centre for
Health Services and Policy Research
will chair the meetings.
As is the practice with Iiu Centre symposia, a paper will be published and distributed to the international health community and to
government policy-makers.
The purpose of Liu Centre
symposia is to bring together
senior policy-makers from the
private and public sectors to
ensure that the centre's policy-
oriented research agenda remains both relevant and timely.
The Faculty of Medicine is proud to announce
The Inaugural
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to be presented by:
Prof. Salvador Moncada
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by staff writers
Prof. Don Mavinic has been appointed associate dean,
Awards/Doctoral Orals, in the Faculty of Graduate
Mavinic, who came to UBC in 1973, has been a professor
of Civil Engineering for the past 15 years and also leads the
Environmental Engineering Specialty group.
Mavinic has also served as graduate adviser for the Dept.
of Civil Engineering and as the Environmental Engineering
graduate student adviser.
Mavinic has supervised more than 40 graduate students,
including more than a dozen PhD candidates.
Physics and Astronomy Prof.
Andrew Ng has been
elected a fellow of the
American Physical Society.
Ng was elected for his pioneering use of shock vgives generated
with intense laser radiation to
study the behaviour of matter
under extreme conditions of high
pressure and high density. The
results are relevant to the understanding of conditions on planets
and stars. It can also be used to
advance research into fusion, a
method of producing energy.
The society, an organization of 40,000 physicists
worldwide, is dedicated to the advancement and diffusion
of knowledge of physics.
Barbara Drysdale, strategic communications specialist in the Public Affairs Office, has won a bronze
medal from the Council for Advancement and
Support of Education (CASE) for UBC Annual Report 97/98.
The publication was UBC's first-ever annual report,
highlighting both the achievements of UBC students,
faculty, staff and alumni and goals for the future.
The competition attracted more than 400 entries in the
district VIII awards.
CASE awards recognize excellence in all fields of advancement services including communications, development, public affairs and alumni relations.
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Museum of Anthropology celebrates first 50
by Susan Stern
Stciff writer
Collection started in
Main Library basement
In 1949, the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) had a humble beginning
housing Oceanic materials in the basement of Main Library.
In 1999, its 50th anniversary, MOA
holds one ofthe world's finest collections
of Northwest Coast First Nations art.
Permanent exhibits emphasize the
First Nations of coastal British Columbia, from whom almost half of the collections originate.
"MOA has the largest collection of
works by renowned Haida artist, the
late Bill Reid. including his famous
sculpture in cedar. The Raven and the
First Men," says Jennifer Webb, MOA
communications manager.
Attracting more than 170,000 local,
national and international visitors a
year, MOA is one ofthe country's most
popular public museums.
"Year after year, it's selected as one
of Vancouver's and Canada's best loved
museums," says Webb.
In 1976. MOA moved to a spectacular
concrete and glass structure on the cliffs
of Point Grey. Acclaimed architect, Arthur
Erickson based the design on the post-
and-beam structures of northern Northwest Coast First Nations.
"Rain or shine, the natural light
streaming through the glass walls of
the Great Hall has a stunning effect on
the totem poles, feast dishes, and canoes," Webb says. "It gives visitors a
sense of being outdoors."
The Great Hall displays works by the
Kwakwaka'wakw, Nisga'a, Gitxsan,
Haida, Coast Salish and other peoples.
Smaller pieces are exhibited in the galleries.
An outdoors display includes two
Haida houses and 10 totem poles —
the work of some ofthe best contemporary First Nations artists.
The Koerner Ceramics Gallery displays a unique collection of European
and local contemporary ceramics.
MOA houses some 30,000 ethnographic objects and 200,000 archaeological objects from the South Pacific,
Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.
Rewards unique say
long-time volunteers
Even before the doors of the Museum
of Anthropology (MOA) opened in 1976,
a number of volunteers lined up to offer
their services.
Coming events
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commemorates MOA's 50th
Call (604) 822-5950 for information
and confirmation of these and other
anniversary events.
March 9, Anniversary. Opening of
Exhibit A: Objects of Intrigue featuring
favourites from MOA's diverse collections; launch of commemorative book;
unveiling of Canada Post MOA 50th
anniversary commemorative stamp.
June 5. The Golden Gala. Black-tie
fundraiser features live and silent auctions, fashion show, dinner with renowned Northwest Coast artists, writers, and performers. Funds go to support the Gallery III renovation.
June 20, National Aboriginal Day.
Unveiling of a spectacular Musqueam
weaving by artists Debra and Robyn
Sparrow; reception featuring First Nations speakers, dancers, and drumming; 20th anniversary reunion of Native Youth program participants.
July 1, First-ever Family Day. Outdoors behind MOA near Haida houses
with music, drumming, and dancing
by well-known Vancouver performers.
Drawn by Northwest Coast culture
and art, volunteer associates Marise
Dutton. Val Gamage, Louise Lupini and
others have grown with MOA and contributed to its success.
With 24 years of dedication, Dutton,
Gamage and Lupini remain the longest-
serving of more than 65 current volunteer associates and shop volunteers who
provide services in all areas of the museum, both publicly and behind the
"It's a unique volunteer opportunity,"
says Dutton. "The rewards come in so
many ways — educationally and working with professionals. What is important to me is the appreciation by the
MOA staff for what we do."
And they've done just about everything. The volunteers have conducted
guided tours and organized social events.
The group has thrived on being involved in special research projects including an exhibit on the eulachan, a
small, oily fish caught by northern
tribes and used for its grease and in
They're currently at work cataloguing new MOA acquisitions and recording photographic information on the
The whole notion of MOA volunteers
began in 1975 with a course given by
Anthropology Assoc. Prof. Marjorie Halpin
entitled "What is a Museum."
"It's very unusual for volunteers to
work with collections." says Lupini. "Itis
because of the museum courses we are
required to take and the confidence the
professional staff have in us."
Gamage, who took anthropology
courses from Harry Hawthorn, the museum's first director, says she feels privileged to be part of MOA.
"I visited the British Museum in London and they were horrified that we are
allowed to handle the objects and be a
part of it. I realize what a marvelous
situation we're in," she says.
MOA photo
MOA's unique invention of visible storage galleries puts the majority of its
ethnographic collections on view. "What you see in most museums is like the tip
of an iceberg, with less than 10 per cent of artifacts on view," says MOA
communications manager Jennifer Webb. "The concept here is to put everything
on display." To mark its 50th anniversary, MOA is offering free admission for
faculty, staff and students all year and a 10 per cent discount in the gift shop.
Museum a bridge to
community: director
One of the most rewarding aspects of
the Museum of Anthropology (MOA), says
director Ruth Phillips, is that it reaches,
teaches and brings together students,
visitors and members of First Nations
and other cultural communities.
The largest teaching museum in
Canada, MOA has earned an international reputation for excellence.
"MOA's core and its uniqueness is that
it's a teaching museum integrated in
many ways into UBC's teaching and research programs in First
Nations and world cultures," Phillips says.
Courses in museum
studies are offered
through the Anthropology and Sociology Dept.
Phillips says the museum's collections and information about them
are a vital resource for
research and instruction
in as many as 20 other
university courses.
Students from Anthropology, History and
Classics to Asian Studies, Fine Arts, Education
and English conduct research at the museum.
As part of their training, MOA provides
students with internship opportunities
and part-time work in a variety of museum practices, giving hands-on experience in collections management, public
programming and conservation.
'The programs and resources provided
here prepare students to enter and contribute to the work of museums around
the world," says Phillips.
The museum offers more than 100 public
programs annually. They include guided
tours, school programs, theatrical and musical performances, lectures and workshops.
Some 50 students are employed at the
museum each year. Phillips says there
are plans to hire a student from the
English Dept.'s new co-op program.
She is also proud of MOA's Native
Youth program, which trains up to six
native high school students every summer as tour guides.
"Experience at MOA has led a number
of these students to go on to train for
careers in museums and other cultural
institutions," says Phillips.
MOA also has a long record of supporting
young native contemporary artists who make
paintings, masks and button blankets.
The Musqueam Education program is a
new initiative that began last year. It introduces elementary students to the history,
culture and contemporary
reality of the First Nations
Musqueam community.
This year the program
has expanded to include
classroom teachers and
community resource people on site at Musqueam.
Planning is also
underway to create a master's program in Museum
and Curatorial Studies.
MOA is developing the program in partnership with
the Belkin Art Gallery, and
the departments of Fine
Arts andAnthropology and
Sociology. The program,
which is intended to be in
place by 2001, will be the
first of its kind in western Canada.
There is a great need today to share
information collected from First Nations
that is kept in museums, libraries and
archives and inaccessible to them,
Phillips says.
"We have a moral obligation to make
the collections available to First Nations,"
she says. Traditionally, native artifacts
were collected with the intent to preserve
and save them from turning up in museums outside Canada."
There is much to celebrate in the diversity of the MOA. To mark its golden 50th
anniversary, there is free admission for
faculty, staff and students all year and a
10 per cent discount in the gift shop.
"The most important thing for people
to remember is that MOA belongs to the
community," says Phillips.


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