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Government to fund
more student spots
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
UBC's financial outlook for the 1998/
99 academic year is becoming clearer
following the provincial government's
announcement earlier this month of a
continued tuition fee freeze and additional funding to B.C. colleges and universities to add new spaces for students.
UBC President Martha Piper said that
while she doesn't yet know how much
funding UBC will receive for new student
spaces, the provincial government's financial commitment to post-secondary
education is good for the province.
"I'm extremely pleased with the focus
on post-secondary education in B.C.,"
Piper said. "It positions B.C. favorably
within the country . . . it's very important
as we move forward in a knowledge-
based economy."
B.C.'s post-secondary institutions will
receive a $26-million increase in funding
for 1998/99, including Si7.5 million to
add 2,900 new spaces for students, announced Premier Glen Clark and Minister of Advanced Education. Training and
Technology Andrew Petter on March 9.
The new funding is in addition to the
$13.4 million increase to student finan
cial assistance announced earlier, meaning the total budget for the post-secondary sector rises by $39 million.
"These increases reflect our conviction that investment in education is critical to providing opportunities for B.C.'s
young people, and to building a strong
economy for our province," said Clark.
In a move that Clark said is aimed at
ensuring British Columbians have
access to post-secondary education, the
government extended its province-wide
tuition freeze for a third consecutive year.
In recent years, UBC and other B.C.
post-secondary institutions have been
asked to increase the number of students admitted annually without an accompanying increase in funding. The
university budget for the 1997/98 fiscal
year saw the university trim $8.6 million
in spending, a cut of 2.5 per cent from
the previous year. The General Purpose
Operating Fund, representing revenues
from the provincial grant, tuition and
other sources, was $340,281,000 in
1997/98 and the university projects a
net accumulated deficit of $3.5 million at
the end of the current fiscal year.
In a memorandum to campus dated
March 5, Piper stated that significant
steps are required in the 1998/99 budget
See FUNDING Page 2
English scholar earns
top Arts faculty award
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
A Shakespeare scholar who has led
efforts to computerize the humanities
and promote gay and lesbian studies has
won the Dean of Arts
Award for 1998.
English Prof. Alexander Globe, a popular and respected
teacher who won a
Killam Teaching Prize
in 1991, promotes
student use of computers in a field not
known for computer-
aided research. He is
credited as the driving force behind a
$250,000 computer
lab set to open in the
English Dept. this
Globe   has   also
earned praise for his
efforts to introduce gay
and lesbian studies to
UBC. A minor in Gay and Lesbian Studies
will soon go before the Faculty of Arts
curriculum committee after several years
of advocacy by Globe and others.
In the classroom. Globe vigorously promotes verbal skills among his students,
which he sees as crucial for their success
after graduation.
The $5,000 Dean of Arts Award, established by an anonymous donor, is
equal in value to the
Killam Teaching Prize
and recognizes exceptional contributions by a faculty
member in teaching,
research, administration and service.
The award is presented in the name of a
living professor emeritus who has made a
significant contribution
to the faculty. This year
the award will be presented by Prof. Emerita
Kay Stockholder.
Stockholder is
also a Shakespeare
scholar and, like
Globe, an advocate of
human rights, especially through her work in recent years
as president of the B.C. Civil Liberties
See GLOBE Page 2
Hilary Thomson photo
University Librarian Catherine Quinlan peruses a book by one of the
more than 100 UBC authors to be honoured when the Library and the
President's Office host the Eighth Annual Authors' Reception March 24
at Cecil Green Park House.
Authors honoured
March 24
by Hilary Thomson
Staff writer
Back in time, under the ocean or
inside the human body, UBC authors
know no bounds in their pursuit of
scholarship. Their achievements will
be recognized at UBC's Eighth Annual
Authors' Reception taking place March
24 at Cecil Green Park House.
The reception celebrates UBC's reputation for excellence in research and
academic enquiry, showcasing the work
of more than 100 UBC authors pub
lished during the past year.
The books represent an impressive
range of disciplines, from medicine and
animal science to statistics and literary criticism. Besides books, UBC authors and musicians have produced
CDs, scripts and videos.
Hosted by the UBC Library and the
See AUTHORS Page 2
More on authors,
see Pages 6-7
Snow Man
Avalanche expert Prof. David McClung's work helps forestry and tourism
Scale Models 9
Prof. Paul Harrison's research will home in on working fish habitats
Rock Hounds 11
UBC geologists find gems where no one thought to look before
getting help
before problems become severe"
Educational Psychology and Special Education
■ TH/nK"
About K
www.research.ubc.ca 2 UBC Reports • March 19, 1998
Medical researchers get
federal shot in the arm
UBC health scientists have
received research grants worth
more than $2 million from the
Medical Research Council of
Canada (MRC).
Of 97 UBC projects submitted
for funding, 16 projects have been
approved for operating grants which
support individual research. Eight
projects not initially approved were
funded retroactive to September
1997 following the recent federal
budget's increased allotments to
the MRC.
"I'm proud of the UBC researchers whose important work
has been recognized by the council," says Bernie Bressler, vice-
Continued from Page 1
to address a "serious financial
"In the coming year some
budget reductions will be inevitable as we address the budget
deficit and balance the budget
for 1998/99," she wrote.
The university will address
the shortfall through a one-year
delay in filling a proportion of
faculty and staff vacant positions, a reduction in non-salary
expenditures and administrative efficiencies. Rehiring of faculty and staff will resume in
1999/2000 and 2000/01.
Continued from Page I
Last year, the first year in
which the Dean of Arts Award
was given, it went to Prof. Richard Pearson of Anthropology and
Sociology in the name of Prof.
Emeritus David Eberle of the
same department.
Continued from Page 1
Office of the President, the reception also provides an opportunity to recognize the role the
Library plays in supporting research and scholarship.
"Many of the authors used the
Library's own collections, electronic resources and inter-library
loan service in producing these
books," says University Librarian
Catherine Quinlan.
"As the third largest research
library in Canada, we are challenged to keep resources current and available to provide a
foundation for faculty authors'
work," Quinlan says.
Providing research materials
isn't the only way the Library
supports UBC authors. Many
writers acknowledged the contributions of UBC Library assistants and research staff in
their books. And one writer noted
he was grateful to the Library
simply as a congenial place in
which to ponder.
In addition to the Library's
recognition of authors'work, the
UBC Bookstore is planning a
special section dedicated to faculty publications, says Bookstore Director Debbie Harvie.
See Classified
Mayne Island
Gulf Islands
president, Research. "Also, the
recent restoration of the MRC
budget to 1994-95 levels is encouraging to the research community."
Funding recipients come from
a variety of health-care disciplines including medicine, dentistry, psychology and health
services and policy research.
Projects are funded from one to
five years and range from a study
of wait lists for selected surgical
procedures to reducing hostility
in cardiac patients.
As the major federal agency
funding  health  research   and
training, the MRC distributed a
total of $77.5 million in the form
of 331 operating, equipment and
clinical trials grants to Canadian universities, research institutions and teaching hospitals in the recent competition.
A list of the MRC operating
grant recipients at UBC and a
brief summary of their projects
can be viewed at the MRC Web
site at www.hc-sc.gc.ca.
UBC research has resulted
in 71 spin-off companies and
accounts for more than 20 per
cent of the university spin-offs
created in the country.
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Pacific Games
Monday March 30,1998
• 12:30-1:30pm, Hennings 200,
6224 Agricultural Rd.
Organizers will present an overview of this international
sporting event, including a proposal that UBC serve as one of
the Lower Mainland's major venues.
For further information call UBC Public Affairs at 822-3131.
Edwin Jackson
Criticism comes easier
than craftsmanship. Zeuxis
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4524 West 11 th Avenue, phone & drop in,
or by appointment, your place.
of forest
Peter Murtha,
Peter Murtha is finding new applications in forestry for the Canadian satellite
RADARSAT.One of these is monitoring protected strips of forest next to fish-
bearing streams in new,clearcut areas on northern Vancouver Island. Hundreds
of kilometres of these strips, visible from space, are subject to storms which
uproot trees and disturb delicate fish habitat. Murtha is integrating this and
other satellite data into a new, remote-sensing system to monitor BC forests.
About K
with President Martha Piper
for the campus community
Friday, April 3,1998
• 10:00am-12noon,
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Since last December, UBC faculty, staff, and students, as
well as members of the external community, have been
sending in their responses to the Vision contextual document which outlines some of the trends and challenges
facing the University as it plans for the 21 st century. Those
responses have in turn helped to shape the first draft of
the University's Vision Statement, an outline of the
direction UBC plans to take over the next decade.
All members of the UBC community are invited to an
open forum with President Martha Piper to discuss the
first draft of the Vision Statement. For more information,
visit the Vision Web site at www.vision.ubc.ca.
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Stephen Forgacs photo
A Cap On Finances
Federal Finance Minister Paul Martin tries on a UBC Think About It cap
following a question and answer session with several hundred Economics
and Commerce students March 5. While Martin heard praise and
criticism of measures to support students and post-secondary education
in Canada announced in the recent federal budget, many students also
voiced concerns regarding the Multilateral Agreement on Investment.
Martin was on campus to participate in a distinguished visitor series
organized by UBC's Centre for the Study of Government and Business.
Humanities 101 aims
to break down barriers
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
What would happen if 20 people from
Vancouver's poorest neighborhoods came
to the university twice each week to study
history, philosophy and literature. Would
it change their lives? Would it change
That's what a student-organized program will discover this September when a
three-month pilot project known as Humanities 101 begins.
Students Allison Dunnet and Am Johal,
co-chairs of a committee planning the
program, say the course will be barrier-
free. Bus fare, child care, even meals will
be provided to students who are referred
by non-profit agencies.
The aim, says Dunnet, is "to offer non-
vocational training that empowers students to use critical thinking in everyday
life and inspire a passion for lifelong
The idea for Humanities 101 came
from an article in Harper's magazine. It
described a similar program set up in
New York's Lower East Side by author
Earl Shorris. He started the program
after an inmate in a women's prison told
him the poor needed "a moral alternative
to the street" to be able to rise above their
Graduates of the program, none of whom
had previous higher education, have gone
on to college studies or full-time jobs.
Teaching the humanities contradicts
the conventional wisdom t hat people need
technical job skills in order to succeed in
today's economy.
'There are lots of skill-based programs
out there, but none that focus on the arts
and humanities. We believe that teaching
critical thinking skills is just as valid as
teaching specific job skills," says Dunnet.
Everyone will benefit from having non-
traditional students and their viewpoints
on campus, the organizers say.
"A variety of backgrounds and opinions will make the class that much more
interesting. And it will be good for UBC
students and faculty too," says Johal.
Although the course will be non-credit,
the organizers hope students successfully completing it will receive a certificate
and be able to take part in Congregation
ceremonies at the Chan Centre for the
Performing Arts.
The pilot program will be funded with a
$ 15,000 grant from the Innovative Projects
Fund, which is jointly operated by the
Alma Mater Society and the university.
The program, which is now housed in
the Faculty of Arts, has enlisted the help
of UBC lecturer Jim Green. The former
head of the Downtown Eastside Residents' Association, Green is currently a
provincial civil servant in the Ministry of
Employment and Investment.
For more information, contact Am
Johal at 822-1601 or by e-mail at
Expert zeros in on snow
— B.C.'s natural killer
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
As a mountaineer and backcountry
skier. Prof. David McClung knows that
his knowledge of avalanches can mean
the difference between life and death.
Now new funding for his research on
avalanche prediction
and prevention means
his knowledge will be
more widely shared
with the B.C. industries most affected by
McClung has been
CMH Chair in Snow
and Avalanche Science. The chair is
funded by the Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research Council
of Canada (NSERC),
Forest Renewal BC
(FRBC) and Canadian
Mountain Holidays
(CMH) Inc., the world's
largest heli-skiing operator.
The chair will form the basis of a
permanent research group, unique
among Canadian universities, that will
solve critical problems facing industries
affected by avalanches and train
geoscientists and engineers in avalanche
"This chair will allow me to focus my
energy on research, provide significant
technolgy transfer to industry and advanced training for professional avalanche workers," McClung said.
A professor of Geography and an associate member of Civil Engineering,
McClung has led UBC's Avalanche Research Group since 1991. His research
has focused on snow mechanics, avalanche dynamics, land use planning,
avalanche prediction and the forces put
on structures in deep snow cover.
McClung is also author of the Avalanche Handbook, a technical but accessible guide used in training schools and
universities across North America.
Personal experience has added to his
vast knowledge of the topic. In the past
80 per cent of Canada's
avalanches are in B.C.
30 years he has climbed nearly 200
peaks and routes in the Pacific Northwest and taken part in six major expeditions to the Himalayas, the Andes and
Due to its mountainous terrain, 80
per cent of Canada's avalanches are in
B.C. Although most occur in wilderness
areas, they are still a
major concern for industries such as forestry, winter tourism,
transportation, construction, engineering
and mining.
Avalanches account
for more fatalities than
any other natural hazard in the province, and
the growing popularity
of heli-skiing and other
backcountry recreational pursuits has increased the number of
deaths and injuries,
McClung said.
The concern is
greatest for heli-skiing
companies, which
must deal with changing snow conditions over vast areas, but even fixed-lift
ski areas must manage avalanche hazards. Whistler/Blackcomb, for example,
has more than 500 avalanche paths in
and around its ski areas.
McClung's research will provide the
ski industry with better weather and
avalanche forecasting, improved control
methods and better risk assessment.
Increased knowledge of avalanches is
also critical for the forest industry,
McClung said. Avalanches that start in
clearcuts or descend into them can destroy valuable timber, create new avalanche paths, remove soil cover and prevent forest regeneration.
"The problem in B.C. is unique and
pervasive," he said, "but this is the first
time it has been examined. We want to
build a solid database of information,
and using the expertise of our colleagues
in the forest industry, develop decisionmaking tools for logging steep terrain."
Avalanches are far more frequent than
other mountain slope hazards such as
debris torrents, McClung said.
Every winter in Western Canada there
are about 200.000 avalanches large
enough to cause significant destruction
of timber.
Aside from disease, avalanches rank
with fires and humans as the greatest
modifiers of forest cover in B.C.
Rick Hansen Institute
names vice-president
Former London, Ont. Transit Commission head Greg Latham has been
appointed vice-president of the Rick
Hansen Institute effective April 15.
"I am thrilled to have someone of
Greg's calibre on our team," says Rick
Hansen, president and CEO of the institute.
"He brings not only a wealth of experience in the field of disability to our
organization, but his operational
strengths and project management expertise will help to take us to the next
level of success. I truly believe our best
work is yet to come."
Latham has 25 years of direct, collaborative experience in working to improve the status of persons with disabilities.
He chaired the steering committee
that established the first Alberta Premier's Council on the Status of Persons
with Disabilities and is internationally
known for his work on transportation
programs for people with disabilities.
In this newly created position,
Latham will be responsible for ensuring the long-term success of the institute by providing strategic and operational support to the president/CEO,
and ensuring the efficient, effective and
economic operation of the organization.
He will play a prominent role in
providing corporate leadership to the
institute as it continues to grow and
meet its objectives.
In August 1997, UBC and Rick
Hansen created the Rick Hansen Institute. Its mission is to provide leadership in the field of disability in the
areas of fund development and awareness, with a special emphasis on spinal
cord injury. 4 UBC Reports ■ March 19, 1998
March 22 through April 4
Sunday, Mar. 22
First Steps Walkathon
Fundraising For Interdisciplinary
Study Of First Nations Heritage
In The Pacific Rim. Registration
Jericho Beach at 9am. Walk at
10am. Entrance fee $12. Call
Gaik 258-9112; Ethel 822-8940;
Sherry 421-5313.
Green College Performing
Arts Group
Viola Recital. Martina Smazal,
Music. Green College at 1:30pm.
Call 822-1878.
Monday, Mar. 23
Institute Of Applied
Mathematics Colloquium
Transition To Micro-Scale Structural Engineering: Dynamics And
Control Of Micro-Cantilevers.
Mohammed Dahleh, Mechanical
Engineering, U of California.
CSCI 301 at 3:30pm. Call 822-
Mechanical Engineering
Two Novel Layered Manufacturing Processes For Rapid
Prototyping. Dr. B. Benhabib, U
of Toronto. CEME 1204 from
3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments. Call
Biochemistry And
Molecular Biology
Adaptation Of Proteins To Function At High Salt Concentrations:
Lessons From The Structural
Analysis OfThree Halophilic Proteins. MosheMevarech. Microbiology and Biotechnology. Tel Aviv
U. IRC #5 at 3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call Dr. Dennis
Social Work Open
The Re-Professionalization Of
Public Child Welfare In California: Evaluating A Specialized
Training Program For Graduate
Educational Social Workers. Social Work reading room, 2nd floor
from 4-5:30pm. Call 822-2255.
Astronomy Seminar
The Cosmic Baryon Budget. Craig
Hogan, U of Washington.
Hennings 318 at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-2267.
Green College Resident
Speaker Series
MONKEY: The Secret History Of
Tennessee vs. J.T. Scopes. Craig
Jones, Law. Green College at
5:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Science And Society
The Chaos Of Value Standards:
Max Weber Critique Of Psychological Measurement. Robert
Brain, History of Science,
Harvard U. Green College at 8pm.
Call 822-1878.
Tuesday, Mar. 24
Microbiology And
Immunology Seminar
Protein Engineering For Cancer
Gene Therapy Using Applied Molecular Evolution. Margaret
Black, Darwin Molecular Corporation. Wesbrook 100 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
Botany Seminar
A Mother's Tale: The Regulation
Of Ovule And Seed Development
In Arabidopsis. Tamara Western. BioSciences 2000 from
12:30-l:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Effect Of PSC833 On The Pharmacokinetics And Metabolism Of
Doxorubicin. Rajesh Krishna, BC
Cancer Agency. IRC #3 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-4645.
Modern Chemistry Lectures
Recent Developments In Platinum
Anticancer Compounds. Michael
Abrams, AnorMED. Chemistry B-
250 (south wing) at lpm. Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call 822-3266.
Oceanography Seminar
On The Modelling Of Surface Marine Winds Along The Western
Coast Of Canada. Manon Faucher,
Environmental Adaptation Research Group, Atmospheric Environment Service. BioSciences 1465
at 3:30pm. Call 822-3278.
Metals And Materials
Gold Extraction From Arsenic Gold
Ore. Hu Long. Frank Forward 317
Statistics Seminar
Methods For Multivariate Data.
Peter Bajorski, Transportation
Research and Development Bureau, New York State Dept. of
Transportation. CSCI 301 from 4-
5:30pm. Refreshments, please
bring your own mug. Call 822-
Social Work Open
New Law, Old Ideas: Judicial Construction Of Child Sexual Abuse.
Social Work reading room. 2nd
floor from 4-5:30pm. Call 822-
Centre For Applied Ethics
Moral Agency Enacted: The Importance Of Connectedness And
Trust. Paddy Rodney. Nursing.
UVic. Angus 415 from 4-6pm. Call
Science And Society
The Graphic Method: Inscription.
Visualization And Measurement
InThe 19th Century. Robert Brain.
History of Science, Harvard U.
Green College at 5pm. Call 822-
Museum Of Anthropology
Lecture Series
Si-State Aristocratic Cemetery At
The Xianrentai Site. Fang Hui,
Shandong U. MOA from 7:30-
8:30pm. Call 822-5087.
Medieval And Renaissance
Were Women Or Men The First
FashionMavens?Trends, Markets,
And Sumptuary Laws In 14th-century Italy. Susan Mosher Stuard,
Haverford College. Green College
at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.	
Wednesday, Mar. 25
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Introducation To Orthopedics And
The Internet . Dr. Myles Clough.
Vancouver Hosp/HSC, Eye Care
Centre Aud. at 7am. Call 875-4192.
Comparative Literature
Graduate Seminar
Chaos Theory And Literature. N.
Katherine Hayles, UCLA. Green
College at 10:30am. Call Geoffrey
Winthrop-Young 822-6403; e-mail
Fish500 Seminars
Special Event: FAO Workshop:
Ecological Modelling With Ecosim.
Daniel Pauly. Fisheries Centre. Hut
B-8. Ralf Yorque at 11:30am. Refreshments at 1 lam. Continues to
Mar 27. Call 822-2731.
Surplus Equipment Sale
SERF. Task Force Warehouse from
12noon-5pm. Call 822-2582: 822-
Centre For Southeast Asia
Research Seminar
The Current Economic Crises In
Indonesia: Panel Discussion On
Exchange Rates, Financial Sector,
Agriculture, Forestry, And Trade
Policy Issues. CK Choi 120 from
12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.
Public Talk
What Is Jewish About Jewish Art?
The Case OfThe Golden Haggadah.
Prof. Bezalel Narkiss, Art History,
Hebrew U. MOA Theatre Gallery
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
Ts"kel Program Lecture
Who Speaks For Whom And Should
It Matter? Graduate Students
Ts"kel 508b. Longhouse Sty-Wet-
Tan from l-4pm. Call 822-2085.
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Research Seminars
Microenvironmental Influences In
Early Ovarian Carcinogenesis.
Aldrich Ong. BC Women's Hosp.
2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.
Geophysics Seminar
Hydrology Of Spring-Fed Streams.
Michael Manga, U of Oregon. Geophysics & Astronomy 260 at
3:30pm. Call 822-1814.
Mathematics Colloquium
Analytic Aspects Of The Bohr Topology. Prof. Walter Rudin. U of
Wisconsin-Madison. Math 100 at
3:30pm. Refreshments Math Annex 1115 at 3:15pm. Call 822-
Comparative Literature
How We Became Posthuman. N.
Katherine Hayles, UCLA. Green
College at 3:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Nursing Research Lecture
Exposure To Domestic Violence
Among Obstetrical Nurses. Patti
Janssen. Epidemiologist. BC Research Institute for Children's and
Women's Health. Vancouver Hosp/
HSC. UBC, Koerner Pavilion G-
279 from 4-5pm. Call 822-7453.
Evolution, Ecology, And
Biodiversity Seminars
Sympatric And Paratric Killer
Whale Populations: The Dirt From
A Molecular Paparazzo. Lance
Barrett-Lennard, Zoology. FNSC
60 at 4:30pm. Refreshments Hut
B-8 at 4pm. Call 822-3957.
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Weaning From Mechanical Ventilation. Dr. Dean Chittock, Medicine. Vancouver Hosp/HSC. doctors' residence, 3rd floor conference from 5-6pm. Call 875-5653.
Health And Medicine Lecture
Patient-Centeredness InThe Doctor-Patient Relationship. Carol
Herbert, Family Practice. Green
College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.
19th-century Studies
The Women Who Made The News:
Women Journalists, Women Suffragists, And The Medium Of Print.
1880-1918. Margery Lange,
Langara College; Mona Kaiser, and
Joy Dixon, History, UBC. Green
College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.
Thursday, Mar. 26
Science First! Lecture Series
Artificial Intelligence And Robotics: Eye Robot. Peter Gorniak;
James Little, Alan Mackworth,
Computer Science. Wesbrook 100
from 12:30-l:30pm. Web site:
seminarseries.html: call 822-5552.
UBC Symphonic Wind
Ensemble Concert
Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert
Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-2697:
Cross Cultural Literary
Studies In Asia Group
Gender Equality In Vietnamese
Arts And Its Implications For Gender Development In Vietnam. Julie
Trang Nguyen. Centre for Southeast Asia Research; Khac Chi; Ngoc
Bich. CKChoi 130from l:30-3pm.
Call 822-2629.
Job Hunting Workshop For
International Students
International House upper lounge
from 3-5pm. Call 822-5021.
Computer Science Invited
Speaker Seminar
Is Realistic Computer Graphics
Just Smoke And Mirrors. Eugene
Fiume, U of Toronto. CICSR/CS
208 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-0557.
Genetics Graduate Program
Seminar Series
Phytoremediation: The Feasibility
Of Using Transgenic Poplars To
Clean Up Environmental Pollution.
Monica Schmidt. Wesbrook 201 at
4pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
Biostatistics Seminar
Stochastic Models Of Communicable Disease Transmission: Exact Methods Of Calculation And
Large Sample Approximations. Dr.
Steve Marion, Health Care and
Epidemiology. CSCI 301 from 4-
5:30pm. Call 822-0570.
Medieval And Renaissance
Panel Discussion
Gender And History. Various
speakers. Green College at 4:30pm.
Call 822-1878.
Law And Society Seminar
In Defense Of Professions. Michael
Burrage, London School of Economics. Green College at 5pm.
Call 822-1878.
Internet Marketing Info
UBC Certificate In Internet Marketing Information Evening. Various speakers. Roundhouse Community Centre at 6pm. Refreshments". Call 822-1431.
Green College Special
How Modern Was Modernism?
Modris Eksteins, author, The Rites
of Spring. Green College at 7:30pm.
Call 822-1878.
UBC Choral Union Concert
Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert
Hall at 8:00pm. Call 822-2697;
Friday, Mar. 27
Health Care And
Epidemiology Lecture
Ethical Issues In Genetic Risk:
Huntington Disease And Breast
Cancer. Dr. Michael Burgess,
Chair, Biomedical Ethics Centre
For Applied Ethics. Mather 253
from 9- 10am. Call 822-2772.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
On Trac: Taking Responsibility
For Adolescent/Adult Care. A
Transition Program At B.C.'s
Children's Hospital. Dr. Sandy
Whitehouse, Clinical Director;
Mary Paone. RN; Diane Stanford,
Child Life Specialist. GF Strong
Aud. at 9am. Call 875-2307.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar Series
Occupational Hearing Loss In
Washington State: The Workers'
Compensation Experience And
Looking Beyond The Tip Of The
Iceberg. William Daniel, Environmental Health. U of Washington.
Vancouver Hosp/HSC, UBC,
Koerner Pavilion G-279 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9302.
UBC Choral Union Concert
Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-
2697; 822-3113.
Microbiology And
Immunology Seminar
Role Of The Signal Sequence Of
HIV-1 Envelope Glycoprotein In
Protein Folding And
Cvtopathicity. Wesbrook 201 at
12:30pm. Call 822-3308.
Joan Carlisle-Irving Lecture
Santiago De Compostela Suspended Between Medieval Reality And Contemporary Ideology.
Barbara Abou-El-Haj, art historian. SUNY/Binghamton U.
Lasserre 104 at 2:30pm. Call
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Oxygen Delignii'ication: An Inside View. Isabelle Pineault.
ChemEng 306 at 3:30pm. Refreshments ChemEng 204 at
3:15pm. Call 822-3238.
Linguistics Colloquium
A Language Fit For Empire: Building The Lexicon In lSth-Century
Spain. The Case Of Enrique De
Villena 1384-1434. Derek Carr.
Buchanan penthouse at 3:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-4256.
Physical Chemistry
Restructurings At Metal Surfaces
Resulting From The
Chemisorption Of Electronegative
Atoms. Prof. Keith Mitchell, Chemistry. Chemistry D-225 (centre
block) at 4pm. Call 822-3266.
The UBCReports Calendar lists university-related or
university-sponsored events on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland.
Calendar items must be submitted on forms available
from the UBC PublicAffairsOffice, 310-6251 Cecil Green
Park Road, Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1. Phone: 822-3131.
Fax: 822-2684. An electronic form is available on the UBC
Reports Web page at http://www.publicaffalrs.ubc.ca.
Please limit to 35 words. Submissions for the Calendar's
Notices section may be limited due to space.
Deadline for the April 2 issue of UBC Reports—which
covers the period April 5 to April 18 — is noon, March
23. Calendar
UBC Reports ■ March 19, 1998 5
March 22 through April 4
UBC Symphonic Wind
Ensemble Concert
Martin Berinbaum, director.
Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 8:00pm. Call 822-
2697; 822-3113.	
Saturday, Mar. 28
Vancouver Institute
Dogs And People: The History
And Psychology Of A Relationship. Stanley Coren, Psychology.
PRC #2at8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
Monday, Mar. 30
Mechanical Engineering
Using CFD To Model Industrial
Processes. Prof. Martha
Salcudean. CEME 1204 from
3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments. Call
Biochemistry /Molecular
Biology Discussion
Marine Natural Products: A Rich
Source Of Bioactive Chemotypes
For Drug Discovery. Ray
Anderson, Chemistry. IRC #5 at
3:45pm. Refreshments at
3:30pm. Call Mcintosh at 822-
Astronomy Seminar
There Is More To Microlensing
Than Macho. Geraint Lewis,
UVic/UofWashington. Hennings
318 at 4pm. Refreshments at
3:30pm. Call 822-2267.
Green College Resident
Speaker Series
The Institutions Of Market Price
Formation. Charles Hyde. Agricultural Economics. Green College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Science And Society
Constructing Desirable Futures:
The Quite Understandable Ecosystem Scenario Tool (QUEST).
John Robinson, Director. Sustainable Development Research
Institute. Green College at 8pm.
Call 822-1878.
Tuesday, Mar. 31
Microbiology And
Immunology Seminar
Filling In The Missing Link(er).
Linda Sandercock. Wesbrook 100
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-
Botany Seminar
Phenylpropanoid Metabolism In
Poplar: Characterization Of
Recombinant 4-Coumarate: CoA
Ligase(4CL) Enzymes And Analysis Of A Potential Modifier of 4CL
Activity. Sandra Allina.
BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822 2133.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Assessment Of Student Learning: Lessons From Alvemo College. Marion Pearson: Jim Orr.
IRC #3 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
Animal Science Seminar
Control Of Feed Dispensation In
Sea Cages Using Underwater
Video Cameras. Keng Pee Ang,
Animal Science. MacMillan 256
at 12:30pm. Refreshments. Call
President's Committee
The Egyptian Temple: Cultural
Focus For A People. Lanny Bell.
U of Chicago. Lasserre 105 from
12:30pm. Call 822-2889.
Lectures In Modern
Chemical Reaction Dynamics
When The Electronic Wavefunction
Can't Keep Up With Nuclear Motion. Prof. Laurie Butler, U of Chicago. Chemistry B-250 (south
wing) at lpm. Call Refreshments
at 12:40pm. Call 822-3266.
Metals And Materials
Oxygen Mass Transfer In Zinc Pressure Leaching Solutions. Henry
Kimweri, Frank Forward 317 from
3:30-4:30pm. Call 822-1918.
Centre For Applied Ethics
All Lives Are Not Equal In Public
Policy: Multimedia Tools For Data
Collection And Ethical Analyses.
Craig Summers, Laurentian U.
Angus 415 from 4-6pm. Call 822-
Archaeological Institute
Saving The Monuments Of Ancient Egypt. Lanny Bell. U of Chicago. MOA Theatre at 7:30pm. Call
Wednesday, Apr. 1
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Report On Annual Meeting, American Academy Of Orthopedic Surgeons, New Orleans, 1998. Residents. Vancouver Hosp/HSC, Eye
Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call
UBC Chinese Ensemble And
Balinese Gamelan Concert
Alan Thrasher: Michael Tenzer,
directors. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. Call 822-5574.
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Research Seminars
Fluoxetine And Ovine Fetal Development. Janna Morrison. RDS
Program. BC Women's Hosp 2N35
at 2pm. Call 875-3108.
Evolution, Ecology And
Biodiversity Seminars
Steve Palumbi, U of Hawaii. FNSC
60 at 4:30pm. Refreshments in
Hut B-8 at 4pm. Call 822-3957.
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Obstructive Lung Disease: Functional Imaging With HRCT. Dr.
Nestor Muller, Radiology. Vancouver Hosp/HSC. doctors'residence,
3rd floor conference from 5-6pm.
Call 875-5653.
The Interdisciplinary
Disciplines, Spaces And The Lost-
And-Found. Derek Gregory, Geography. Green College at 5pm.
Call 822-0954.
La Finta Giardiniera Opera
Opera By Mozart. UBC Opera Ensemble: UBC Symphony Orchestra. Nancy Hermiston, director.
Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert
Hall at 8pm. Tickets $10 available
through Chan Centre Box Office
822-2697; Ticketmaster 280-3311.
Thursday, Apr. 2
Continuing Studies Seminar
Creative Entrepreneurship And
Doing Real Business On The
Internet For Professionals. Paul
Timari. Arbutus Club from 9am-
5pm. $550 includes course materials, lunch and certificate. Continues to Apr 4. Call 822-3347.
La Finta Giardiniera Opera
Opera By Mozart. UBC Opera Ensemble; UBC Symphony Orchestra. Nancy Hermiston, director.
Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert
Hall at 3:30pm. Tickets $10 available through Chan Centre Box
Office 822-2697; Ticketmaster
Genetics Graduate Program
Seminar Series
A Role For The Tumour Suppressor
Gene Extl In Regulating Cell Surface Proteoglycan Expression.
Frank Tufaro, Microbiology and
Immunology. Wesbrook 201 at
4pm. Refreshments. Call 822-8764.
Physics Colloquium
TBA. Hennings 202 at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:45pm.  E-mail
Evolution, Ecology And
Biodiversity Seminars
Salmon Migration: A Life History
Perspective. Leonardo Huato.
FNSC 60at 4:30pm. Refreshments
Hut B-8 at 4pm. Call 822-3957.
Policy Issues In Post-
Secondary Education In BC
Commodification In Higher Education. U of Arizona. Green College
at 4:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Green College Special
Private Lives And Public Meaning.
Susan Griffin, author, A Chorus of
Stones: The Private Life of War.
Green College at 7:30pm. call 822-
Next calendar deadline:
noon, March 23
Friday, Apr. 3
Health Care And
Epidemiology Lecture
Qualitative Analysis Of Life Satisfaction Following Spinal Cord Injury (C1-C4). Karen Hammell.
Mather 253 from 9-10am. Paid
parking available in Lot B. Call
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Pediatric Musculoskeletal Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Dr. Diego Jaramillo. Radiology, Harvard
Medical School. GF Strong Aud. at
9am. Call 875-2307.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar Series
Exposure Assessment For The
IARC Multicentric Study Of Mortality And Cancer Morbidity Among
Pulp And Paper Workers. Dr. Kay
Teschke, Director. Vancouver
Hosp/HSC. Koerner G-279 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9302.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
New Insights Into Prostate Tumour
Progression. Paul Rennie, Director
of Research Administration, B.C.
Cancer Agency. Cunningham 160
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-7795.
UBC Contemporary Players
Stephen Chatman; Eric Wilson,
directors. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. Call 822-5574.
Linguistics Colloquium
Italian-Based Pidgins. Inter-
languages And Foreigner Talk.
Natalie Vodovozova. Buchanan
penthouse at 3:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-4256.
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Effect Of Minerals On Coke Formation In Heavy Oil Heat Treatment. Nooshafarin Sanaie.
ChemEng 306 at 3:30pm. Refreshments ChemEng 204 at
3:15pm. Call 822-3238.
La Finta Giardiniera Opera
Opera By Mozart. UBC Opera
Ensemble; UBC Symphony Orchestra. Nancy Hermiston, director. Chan Centre Chan Shun
Concert Hall at 8pm. Tickets $ 10
available through Chan Centre
Box Office 822-2697;
Ticketmaster 280-3311.	
Saturday, Apr. 4
La Finta Giardiniera Opera
Opera By Mozart. UBC Opera
Ensemble; UBC Symphony Orchestra. Nancy Hermiston, director. Chan Centre Chan Shun
Concert Hall at 8pm. Tickets $ 10
available through Chan Centre
Box Office 822-2697;
Ticketmaster 280-3311.
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Making Words, Finding Stories.
Prof. Carol Shields, Chancellor,
U of Manitoba. IRC #2 at 8:15pm.
Call 822-3131.
Parents with Babies
Have you ever wondered how babies learn to talk? Help us find out!
We are looking for parents with
babies between four to 21 months
to participate in language development studies. If you are interested
in bringing your baby for a one-
hour visit, please call Dr. Janet
Werker's Infant Studies Centre,
Psychology, 822-6408 (ask for
UBC Medical School
Needs male and female volunteer
patients of any age, either healthy
or ill to help students learn how to
interview and complete a physical
examination (external only). The
total time per session is two-four
hours, Tues-Thurs. p.m. Travel
expenses paid. Call Vancouver
Hospital/HSC 875-5943.
Studies in Hearing and
Senior (65 years or older) volunteers, if your first language is English and your hearing is relatively
good. we need your participation in
studies examining hearing and
communication abilities. Takes
place at UBC. Hearing screened.
Honorarium paid. Please call The
Hearing Lab, 822-9474.
Parents With Toddlers
Did you know your child is a word-
learning expert? Help us learn how
children learn new words. We are
looking for children (two-fouryears
old) and their parent(s) to participate. If you are interested in bringing your child for a 45 -minute
visit please call Dr. Geoffrey Hall's
Language Development Centre,
Psychology at UBC, 822-9294 (ask
for Kelley).
Relationship Research Study
Heterosexual men (25 years of age
and older), in relationships of
greater than six months needed
for a UBC study of relationships.
Complete questionnaire at home,
receive $ 10.  Call 822-2151.
UBC Campus Tours
The School and College Liaison
Officer offers guided walking tours
of the UBC campus most Friday
mornings. The tours begin at
9:30am and run for 90 minutes.
Interested students must pre-reg-
ister for the tours at least one week
in advance. Call 822-4319.
UBC Botanical Garden Tours
The Nitobe Memorial Garden, Botanical Garden and Shop in the Garden are open from 10am-6pm daily
to October 4. Tours of the garden will
be given by The Friends of the Garden
beginning March 21 every Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1 lam. Tours
are included in the price of admission
to the garden. Inquiries for the gardens call 822-9666 and for the Shop
call 822-4529.
Testosterone Study
Volunteers Needed
Men aged 55-70 with low free testosterone are needed to test the effects of an approved form of oral
testosterone (Andriol) on bone
mass, body composition and sexual
function. For more information or
to sign up please contact Mary-Jo
Lavery, RN (Study Co-ordinator) at
682-2344 ext. 2455.
First Nations Career Fair
The First Nations House Of Learning is hosting "UBC It's Yours"
Career Fair on March 26, 1998 for
First Nations high school students
interested in attending UBC. UBC
faculty, staff, or students who wish
to provide information about their
department, program or service
can contact Verena Cootes-
Wilhelmson, First Nations Student
Services Coordinator. E-mail
wilhelms@unixg.ubc.ca or call
Parents With Young Adults
Today it is much more common for
young people to return home to live
with their parents for many reasons. As part of a research study,
mothers and fathers with the 20-
30 year olds who have returned
home are invited to participate in
parent /adult-child conversations
about  their experiences.  Three
chances to win $ 100. Call Michele
Paseluikho, Counselling Psychology 822-5259 or 269-9986.
Call For Proposals
Research on Women And Gender: Graduate Student Presentation Day. Thursday, April 1. Deadline for submission is March 20.
Call 822-9173.
First Nations Print
Collection Exhibit
Showcases 22 works by well-
known First Nations artists, including Mark Henderson and
Richard Hunt (Kwakwaka'wakw),
Vernon Stephens (Gitksan), Roy
Henry Vickers (Tsimshian), and
Robert Davidson (Haida). MOA to
Apr. 12. Call 822-5087.
UBC Community Sports
UBC Community Sports Services
offers gymnastics forall ages, adult
ballet and a spring break camp. A
unique experience is provided for
the development of participants
of all ages. Call 822-3688 or e-
mail fairplay@unixg.ubc.ca.
Art Exhibition
Images of Andean Lives on display at the MOA lower lobby from
March 21-31. Works for sale by
Ecuadorean artists Jose Eduardo
and Jose Abelardo Cayo
Pilalumbo along with other members of the Artisan Cooperative of
Painters and Weavers of Tigua.
Call 822-3440.
First Nations Students
Planning To Graduate In
If you are a First Nations student
and plan to graduate in May 1998,
you may want to participate in the
Longhouse celebrations. Please
contact Verena at 822-8941.
UBC Birding
Join a one hour birding walk
around UBC campus every Thursday at 12:30pm. Meet at the Rose
Garden flagpole. Bring binoculars if you have them. For details
call Jeremy Gordon 822-8966. 6 UBC Reports ■ March 19, 1998
Celebration of authors March 24
by Hilary Thomson
Stoff writer
AKRIGG, GORDON P.V. British Columbia place names. 3rd ed. Vancouver, UBC Press, 1997.
• ALDERSON, SUE A. and ANN BLADES. Pond seasons. Toronto, Groundwood Books, 1997.
• ALLDRITT, KEITH. W.B. Yeats: the man and the milieu. London, John Murray, 1997. •
APPLEGARTH, DEREK, JAMES DIMMICK and JUDITH HALL, eds. Organelle diseases. New
York, Chapman and Hall Ltd., 1997. • BAKAN, JOEL. Just words: constitutional rights and social
wrongs. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1997. • BAKER, DONALD L. and SEI-YOON KIM
(translator). Confucianism confronts Catholicism in the late Chosun dynasty = Choson hugi yugyo
wa ch'onjugyo ui taerip. Seoul, llchokak Publishing Co., 1997. • BENTLEY, ROY and SYDNEY
BUTLER. Lifewriting: learning through personal narrative. Scarborough, Pippin Publishing, 1997.
• BERNHARDT, BARBARA H. and JOSEPH P. STEMBERGER Handbook of phonological
development from the perspective of constraint-based nonlinear phonology. San Diego, Academic Press, 1998. • BEVAN, JOAN C. and MARIA A. PACELLI. The quintessential Canadian
anaesthetist Wesley Bourne: a retrospective on the foundations of McGill anesthesia. Montreal,
McGill University Libraries, 1996. • BLAKE, DONALD E„ ANDRE BLAIS and STEPHANE DION.
Governments, parties, and public sector employees: Canada, United States, Britain, and France.
Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997. • BOYD, SUSAN B., ed. Challenging the public/
private divide: feminism, law and public policy. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1997. •
BRYSON, MARY and SUZANNE de CASTELL. Radical interventions: identity, politics, and
difference/s in educational praxis. Albany, State University of New York Press, 1997. • BULLOCK,
MICHAEL. Der grune Mond: Gedichte. Andernach, Atelier Verlag, 1997. • BULLOCK, MICHAEL.
Sokotra: a play in three acts. Vancouver, Rainbird Press, 1997. • BURNHAM, CLINT. Be labour
reading: poems. Toronto, ECW Press, 1997. • BURNHAM, CLINT. Steve McCaffery & his works.
Toronto, ECW Press, 1997. • BUTLER, SYDNEY and ROY BENTLEY. Lifewriting: learning
through personal narrative. Scarborough, Pippin Publishing, 1997. • CHONG, DELANO P., ed.
Recent advances in density functional methods, part 2. Singapore, World Scientific Publishing
Company, 1997. • CLARK, PENNEY and ROLAND CASE, eds. The Canadian anthology of social
studies: issues and strategies for teachers. Burnaby, Simon Fraser University, Faculty of
Education, Field Relations and Teacher In-service Education, 1997. • COHODAS, MARVIN.
Basket weavers for the California curio trade: Elizabeth and Louise Hickox. Tucson, University of
Arizona Press, 1997. • COREN, STANLEY. Sleep thieves: an eye-opening exploration into the
science & mysteries of sleep = Cham toduktul: nuga uri ui cham ul humch'yo kanna? Seoul,
Hwaggum Kaji, 1997. • COREN, STANLEY and JANET WALKER (illustrator). What do dogs
know? New York, Free Press, 1997. • CRICHTON, ANNE. Disability and social policy in Canada.
Toronto, Captus University Publications, 1997. • CRICHTON, ANNE, ANN ROBERTSON,
CHRISTINE GORDON and WENDY FARRANT. Health care: a community concern? developments in the organization of Canadian health services. Calgary, University of Calgary Press, 1997.
• CURRY, ANN. The limits of tolerance: censorship and intellectual freedom in public libraries.
Lanham, Maryland, Scarecrow Press, 1997. • CZAYKOWSKI, BOGDAN and SAMUEL V.
LaSELVA, eds. Holding one's time in thought: the political philosophy of W.J. Stankiewicz.
Vancouver, Ronsdale Press, 1997. • DELGADO, JAMES, ed. Encyclopaedia of underwater and
maritime archaeology. London, British Museum Press, 1997. • DENNIS, IAN. Nationalism and
desire in early historical fiction. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1997. • DE SILVA, CLARENCE W.
Robotics and control. Pittsburgh, Measurements and Data Corp., 1997. • DIMMICK, JAMES,
DEREK APPLEGARTH and JUDITH HALL, eds. Organelle diseases. London, Chapman and Hall
Ltd., 1997. • DURANTI, LUCIANA. I document! archivistici: la gestione dell'archivio da parte
dell'ente produttore. Roma, Ministero per i beni culturali e ambientali, Ufficio centrale per i beni
archivistici, 1997. • ENNS, JAMES T. and JACOB A. BURACK, eds. Attention, development, and
psychopathology. New York, Guildford Press, 1997. • FEE, MARGERY and JANICE McALPINE.
Guide to Canadian English usage. Toronto, Oxford University Press, 1997. • FOSTER, JOHN W.
and HELENA C. CHESNEY, eds. Nature in Ireland: a scientific and cultural history. Dublin, Lilliput
Press, 1997. • FOSTER, JOHN W. The Titanic complex: a cultural manifest. Vancouver, Belcouver
Press, 1997. • FRANKS, IAN and MIKE HUGHES. Notational analysis of sport. London, E & FN
Spon, 1997. • FREEMAN, NEIL H. The folio texts [of William Shakespeare]: prepared and
annotated by Neil Freeman. 11 volumes. New York, Applause, 1997. • GARLAND, E. JANE.
Depression is the pits, but I'm getting better. Washington, DC, Magination Press, 1997. •
GIBSON, WILLIAM C. Medical comets: scholarly contributions by medical undergraduates.
Vancouver, UBC Alumni Association, 1997. • GOLDENBERG, S. LARRY. The intelligent patient
guide to prostate cancer: all you need to know to take an active part in your treatment. 2nd ed.
Vancouver, Intelligent Patient Guide Ltd., 1997. • GREEN, LAWRENCE W., LINDA A. BAILEY
and MICHAEL A. STOTO, eds. Linking research and public health practice: a review of CDC's
program of centers for research and demonstration of health promotion and disease prevention.
Washington, D.C., National Academy Press, 1997. 'GREENWOOD, PRISCILLA E. and MICHAEL
S. NIKULIN. A guide to chi-squared testing. New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1996. • GRUFT,
ANDREW and PATRICIA PATKAU. Patkau Architects. Barcelona, Editorial Gustavo Gili, S.A.,
1997. • GUEST, DENNIS. Emergence of social security in Canada. 3rd ed. Vancouver, UBC
Press, 1997. • HAGLER, RONALD A. The bibliographic record and information technology. 3rd
ed. Chicago, American Library Association, 1997. • HALL, JUDITH, DEREK APPLEGARTH and
JAMES DIMMICK, eds. Organelle diseases. New York, Chapman and Hall Ltd., 1997. • HALL,
RAYMOND J. (director/producer) and COLE HARRIS (writer/narrator). Remaking the Fraser.
(Video). Vancouver, University of British Columbia, Dept. of Theatre, Film & Creative Writing,
Dept. of Geography, 1998. • HARRIS, COLE (writer/narrator) and RAYMOND J. HALL (director/
producer). Remaking the Fraser. (Video). Vancouver, University of British Columbia, Dept. of
Geography, Dept. of Theatre, Film & Creative Writing, 1998. • HAYCOCK, KEN and LYNNE
LIGHTHALL, eds. Information rich but knowledge poor? emerging issues for schools and libraries
worldwide. Seattle, International Association of School Librarianship, 1997. • HIGGINS, IAIN M.
Writing East: the "travels" of Sir John Mandeville. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press,
freedom: Canada and the United States in a changing world. Montreal, McGill-Queen's University
Press, 1997. • HOPPENRATH, CHRISTINE and WENDY ROYAL. The world around us:
Canadian social issues for ESL students. Toronto, Harcourt Brace Canada, 1997. • HUNDERT,
EDWARD J., ed. The fable of the bees and other writings by Bernard Mandeville. Indianapolis,
Hackert Publishers, 1997. • INSTITUTE OF ASIAN RESEARCH. The empowerment of Asia:
reshaping global society. Vancouver, University of British Columbia, Institute of Asian Research,
Fish stress and health in aquaculture. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1997. • JOE,
HARRY. Multivariate models and dependence concepts. London, Chapman & Hall, 1997. •
KESSELMAN, JONATHAN R. General payroll taxes: economics, politics, and design. Toronto,
Canadian Tax Foundation, 1997. • KIM, SEI-YOON (translator) and DONALD L. BAKER.
Confucianism confronts Catholicism in the late Chosun dynasty = Choson hugi yugyo wa
ch'onjugyo ui taerip. Seoul, llchokak Publishing Co., 1997. • KIMMINS, JAMES P. Balancing act:
environmental issues in forestry. 2nd ed. Vancouver, UBC Press, 1997. • KINDLER, ANNA M.
Child development in art. Reston, Va., National Art Education Association, 1997. • KINKADE, M.
DALE and EWA CZAYKOWSKA-HIGGINS, eds. Salish languages and linguistics: theoretical
and descriptive perspectives. Berlin, Mouton de Gruyter, 1998. • KITTS, DAVID D., FEREIDOON
SHAHIDI and YVONNE JONES, eds. Seafood safety, processing and biotechnology. Lancaster,
Technomic Publishing Company Inc., 1997. • KOHNO, MASARU. Japan's postwar party politics.
Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1997. • KROLLER, EVA-MARIE, ALLAN SMITH, JOSHUA
MOSTOW and ROBERT KRAMER, eds. Pacific encounters: the production of self and other.
Dr. Larry Goldenberg
Coping with cancer
'The nicest thing about writing this
book has been the thanks I've received
from patients — that's been very gratifying," says Dr. Larry Goldenberg.
Goldenberg's readers are men with
prostate cancer, a disease affecting one
in eight men and the most common cancer among North American men.
Called Prostate Cancer: All you need to
know to take an active part in your treatment, the book is a step-by-step guide
designed to help patients better understand their condition and prospective
"Patients are faced with an enormous
and often confusing amount of information." says Goldenberg. director of UBC's
Prostate Clinic. "learning about their
disease can help restore a sense of control, giving them confidence to make decisions that are right for them."
The guide is the third in a series written by doctors from the patient's perspective in simple everyday language. It describes risk factors, symptoms, tests,
medications and treatments such as radiation, hormone therapies and surgery.
The book also contains diagrams of
the prostate and surrounding organs,
examinations and surgical procedures
such as biopsy and prostate removal.
Photographs of surgical instruments
and machines used in testing also help
familiarize patients with what lies ahead.
It took Goldenberg about a year to
write the book, which is about 200 pages
"Explaining controversial treatment or
tests was a challenge." says Goldenberg.
"I tried to clarify information that can be
very confusing."
Two of Goldenberg's colleagues helped
with sections of the book. Dr. Michael
Pezim. a former associate professor in the
Surgery Dept. who originated the patient
guide series, wrote the introductory chapters describing the disease. Carolyn
Baker, a clinical oncology nurse, wrote a
chapter about living with prostate cancer. Topics include emotional responses
to the disease, social isolation and the
importance of maintaining hope.
In B.C. it is anticipated 3,500 men will
be diagnosed with the disease this year.
Laurie Ricou
Field guide for a poem
An 11-kilometre stretch of land jutting
into the Strait of Juan de Fuca from
Washington's Olympic Peninsula is the
source of inspiration for a book its author
describes as part guidebook, part literary
In A Field Guide to "A Guide to
Dungeness Spit". English Prof. Laurie
Ricou gives readers not only a sense of
the landscape that inspired David Wagoner's love poem, A Guide to Dungeness
Spit, but a criticism of the poem itself.
"Dungeness Spit has a unique climate
and ecology," Ricou says. 'The birdlife,
legends and folklore of the spit all contribute to the interdependence of landscape
and culture as imagined in this poem."
Wagoner, a contemporary American
poet whom Ricou describes as the Robert
Frost of the Pacific Northwest, used the
voice of a guide to structure his poem. It
describes a trek to the end of the spit, an
analogy for the life's journey of two lovers.
Ricou's book is a product of his admiration for Wagoner's poetry and his interest in different cultural responses to a
shared environment. Research for the
field guide took him from the hushed
confines of Missouri's Washington University's Special Collections to the living-
room-like Sequim-Dungeness Museum.
In the field guide Ricou alternates his
commentary on the poem with descriptions of the wildlife, local legends and
physical characteristics of the sand spit.
The book encourages readers to move
step-by-step through the landscape, absorbing the local knowledge and stopping
to examine the elements of the poem.
Significant words and phrases in the
poem are treated as individual points of
interest in the field guide. Excerpts from
a Sierra Club guide describe the cormorants, gulls and plovers mentioned.
Quotations from articles in the Seattle
Times and from Capt. George Vancouver's A Voyage of Discovery. archival photographs, and a reproduction of Wagoner's first draft scribbled on the back of an
exam envelope all give further context to
the poet's work.
Vancouver, University of British Columbia, Institute of Asian Research, 1997. • LABRIE, ROSS.
The Catholic imagination in American literature. Columbia, University of Missouri Press, 1997. •
debate: Asian immigration and racism in Canada. Vancouver, University of British Columbia,
Institute of Asian Research, 1997. • LaSELVA, SAMUEL V. and BOGDAN CZAYKOWSKI, eds.
Holding one's time in thought: the political philosophy of W.J. Stankiewicz. Vancouver, Ronsdale
Press, 1997. • LEGGO, CARLETON D. Teaching to wonder: responding to poetry in the
secondary classroom. Vancouver, Pacific Educational Press, 1997. • LEVI, MAURICE D.
Finanzas internacionales, 3rd edition. Mexico, McGraw-Hill Interamericana, 1997. • LIGHTHALL,
LYNNE and KEN HAYCOCK, eds. Information rich but knowledge poor? emerging issues for
schools and libraries worldwide. Seattle, International Association of School Librarianship, 1997.
• McGEE, TERRY G., ed. Asia Pacific: new geographies of the Pacific Rim. Vancouver, UBC
Press, 1997. • McGEE, TERRY G., APRODICIO A. LAQUIAN and ELEANOR R. LAQUIAN, eds. UBC Reports ■ March 19, 1998 7
UBC authors share wealth of knowledge
Wendy Royal, Christine Hoppenrath
Issues for ESL students
Abortion, crime, euthanasia — these
subjects are almost guaranteed to generate debate.
That's what ESL instructors Wendy
Royal and Christine Hoppenrath were
counting on when they wrote The World
Around   Us:
Canadian Social Issues for
"You learn
when you're
who, with
teaches in
UBC's English Language
(ELI). "And
you're motivated if the work is interesting and relevant."
With this in mind, the authors selected
a variety of materials from North American
newspapers, diaries, magazines and books
to create a workbook for ESL students.
The learning revolves around short
articles on current controversial issues.
Working in small groups, students complete questionnaires or interviews with
English speakers in the community. Instructors ask them to give opinions and
compare arguments.
The book, Hoppenrath and Royal's
first, is the product of more than 20 years
of teaching at the ELI.
"It's very satisfying to see how this
material really grabs the students," says
Hoppenrath. 'They don't hesitate — they
jump right into discussions."
ELI students come from everywhere
from Turkey to Taiwan. Participants include homestay students, business people from
Canada and
abroad, and
UBC international students.
and Royal encourage students to compare the values  in  their
own country
with    those
presented in
the     workbook.
"The students are learning not only
the  language,   but  also  the  cultural
underpinnings of the language," says
Hoppenrath and Royal aren't concerned about the material in the text
becoming dated.
'These issues come around again and
again." says Royal.
Tony Podlecki
Myth of ancient Greek
After 25 centuries, what is there left to
say about one of the most legendary
figures in Greek history?
That was the challenge for Classical
Studies Prof. Tony Podlecki in writing
Perikles and his Circle.
"Recently scholars have started to
question some of the personal details of
the Periklean myth," Podlecki says. "I
wanted to bring together information scattered through the ancient sources and
review it critically."
Born about 492 B.C.. Perikles was Athens' leading statesman for more than 20
years. Given the nickname 'the Olympian'
by his contemporaries, Perikles' larger-
than-life legend includes both idealizations
of his political achievements and allegations from his opponents that his companion, Aspasia, was the one making Athens'
political and military decisions.
Perikles is credited with being the creative impulse behind the golden age of
Athens, which included the building of
the Parthenon. However, as Podlecki reveals, not everything about Perikles'
golden age glitters.
To expand Athens' network of political
alliances — a strategy that earned him a
reputation as founder of the Athenian
Empire — Perikles used the navy to coerce
and enforce tribute payments from less-
than-enthusiastic city-states.
Podlecki examined the work of members of the Periklean intellectual circle,
including dramatists Aeschylus and
Sophocles, as well as the work of Perikles'
political opponents to sort out where
legend stops and history begins.
Since little has been written in English
about the Athenian statesman, Podlecki
researched German, French and ancient
Greek sources.
The silent debate: Asian immigration and racism in Canada. Vancouver, University of British
Columbia, Institute of Asian Research, 1997. • McTAGGART-COWAN, IAN. The birds of British
Columbia, v.3. Passerines: flycatchers through vireos. Victoria, UBC Press, 1997. • MACKWORTH,
ALAN, DAVID POOLE and RANDY GOEBEL. Computational intelligence: a logical approach.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1998. • MAYER, CAROL, ed. The potter's art: contributions
to the study of the Koerner Collection of European Ceramics. Vancouver, University of British
Columbia, Museum of Anthropology, 1997. • MORNIN, EDWARD. Anarchism and literature:
collected essays on John Henry MacKay. (Microfiche). Berrima, Australia, Libertarian Microfiche
Publishing, 1997. • MORTENSEN, PREBEN. Art in the social order: the making of the modern
conception of art. Albany, State University of New York Press, 1997. • MOSTOW, JOSHUA, EVA-
MARIE KROLLER, ALLAN SMITH and ROBERT KRAMER, eds. Pacific encounters: the
production of self and other. Vancouver, University of British Columbia, Institute of Asian
Research, 1997. • NADEL, IRA B., ed. The dead secret by Wilkie Collins. New York, Oxford
University Press, 1997. • NEW, WILLIAM H. Land sliding: imagining space, presence, and power
in Canadian writing. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1997. • NICKEL, BARBARA. The
Gladys elegies. Regina, Coteau Books, 1997. • OKE, TIMOTHY R., W.G. BAILEY and W.R.
ROUSE, eds. The surface climates of Canada. Montreal, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997.
• OUM, TAE H. and WILLIAM WATERS. Transport economics: selected readings. London,
John Wilson Foster
Titanic: ship and more
When the "unsinkable" sank in 1912,
a cultural phenomenon was born that
has captivated the world ever since.
In The Titanic Complex: A Cultural
Manifest. English Prof. John Wilson Foster uses the idea of a ship's manifest to
survey the folklore, art, drama, songs
and poems inspired by the disaster. He
also looks at how the construction and
loss of the ship fits into the industrial and
socio-political culture of east Belfast.
'This ship began its career as a symbol
of modernity and of industrial supremacy," says Foster. "It continues as a
symbol of post-modernism."
Foster, whose specialty is modern British literature, identifies how writers such
as Virginia Woolf. G.B. ShawandThomas
Hardy responded to the tragedy in their
work. The authors often used the sinking
of the ship as an allegory for the social
inequality of the times or a warning against
pride in conquering nature through technology.
Foster also examines recent literary
responses to the tragedy, many of which
were published following the 1985 discovery of the wreck.
The second part of the book focuses on
Belfast, birthplace of the Titanic and Foster's home town.
"Growing up in Belfast within sight of
the Harland and Wolff shipyard, the Titanic had always been there for me in
local legend," says Foster.
Work on the liner started in  1909.
When the ship was launched in 1911 the
debate over Irish independence, or Home
Rule, was at its height. Most of the Titan-
ic's shipwrights were Protestants opposed
to Home Rule.
'The Titanic became a badge of pride
for Protestant Unionists, eager to show
the rest of Ireland and the world what
they could achieve," says Foster. "When
the ship sank, many in Ireland said it
deserved to go down because it was a
product of bigotry and arrogance."
Foster warns against becoming caught
up in the Titanic's significance as a cultural icon without recalling its enormous
human tragedy. Using the words of E. M.
Forster. he urges the reader to "remember the submerged."
Harwood Academic Publishers, 1997. • OUM, TAE H. and CHUNYAN YU. Winning airlines:
productivity and cost competitiveness of the world's major airlines. Boston, Kluwer Academic
Publishers, 1997. • PACHECO, ARSENIO, ed. Obres [of] Francesc de la Via. Barcelona,
Quaderns Crema, S.A., 1997. • PATKAU, PATRICIA and ANDREW GRUFT. Patkau Architects.
Barcelona, Editorial Gustavo Gili, S.A., 1997. • PATY, DONALD W. and GEORGE C. EBERS.
Multiple sclerosis. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis, 1998. • PERKINS, ROBERT R. How to succeed at
organic chemistry: part B. North Delta, Chem-Ed Enterprises, 1997. • PETERSON, GLEN. The
power of words: literacy and revolution in South China, 1949-95. Vancouver, UBC Press, 1997.
• PIKE, JENNIFER. A safe place: a journal for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Vancouver,
Raincoast Books, 1997. • PINDER, CRAIG C. Work motivation in organizational behavior. Upper
Saddle River, N.J., Prentice Hall, 1998. • PIPPENGER, NICHOLAS. Theories of computability.
New York, Cambridge University Press, 1997. • PODLECKI, ANTHONY J. Perikles and his circle.
New York, Routledge, 1998. • POOLE, DAVID, ALAN MACKWORTH and RANDY GOEBEL.
Computational intelligence: a logical approach. New York, Oxford University Press, 1998. •
RANALLO, JOSEPH. Student conduct management: the passionate side of teaching. Vancouver, EduServ, 1997. • READ, JESSE and WOLFGANG BASCH. Baroque sublime for trumpet and
bassoon. (Compact disc). Groot-Ammers, Netherlands, Etcetera Recordings, 1997. • RESNICK,
PHILIP. Twenty-first century democracy. Montreal, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997. •
RICHARDSON, ALAN W. Carnap's construction of the world: the Aufbau & the emergence of
logical empiricism. New York, Cambridge University Press, 1997. • RICOU, LAURIE. A field guide
to "A guide to Dungeness Spit". Lantzville, Oolichan Books, 1997. • RIDINGTON, ROBIN. Blessing
for a long time: the sacred pole of the Omaha Tribe. Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1997.
• ROBITAILLE, DAVID, ed. National contexts for mathematics and science education: an encyclopedia of the educational systems participating in TIMSS. Vancouver, Pacific Educational Press,
1997. • ROMAN, LESLIE and LINDA EYRE, eds. Dangerous territories: struggles for difference and
equality in education. New York, Routledge, 1997. • ROSENBERG, RICHARD S. The social impact
of computers. 2nd ed. San Diego, Academic Press, 1997. • ROYAL, WENDY and CHRISTINE
HOPPENRATH. The world around us: Canadian social issues for ESL students. Toronto, Harcourt
Brace Canada, 1997. • SHAW, CHRISTOPHER, ed. Glutathione in the nervous system. Washington, D.C., Taylor & Francis, 1998. • SHROFF, FARAH M, ed. The new midwifery: reflections on
renaissance and regulation. Toronto, Women's Press, 1997. • SILVERMAN, ROBERT. The parlour
grand, Volume 2. (Compact disc). Toronto, Marquis Classics, ERAD 201, 1997. • SILVERMAN,
ROBERT. The piano music of Brahms, Volume 2. (Compact disc). Toronto, CBC Records, MVCD
1113, 1997.-SLATER, IAN. Showdown: USA vs. militia. New York, Fawcert Gold Medal, 1997. •
Pacific encounters: the production of self and other. Vancouver, University of British Columbia,
Institute of Asian Research, 1997. • SULLIVAN, SHIRLEY D. Aeschylus' use of psychological
terminology: traditional and new. Montreal, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997. • SUTHERLAND, NEIL. Growing up: childhood in English Canada from the Great War to the age of television.
Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1997. • SUTTER, MORLEY C, MICHAEL J.A. WALKER,
CLIVE PAGE, M.J. CURTIS and B.B. HOFFMAN, eds. Integrated pharmacology. London, Mosby,
1997. • TAYLOR, PATRICK. Only wounded: Ulster stories. Toronto, Key Porter Books, 1997. •
THOMPSON, PEGGY and USUKAWA SAEKO. Tall in the saddle: great lines from classic
westerns. Vancouver, Greystone Books, 1997. • VASQUEZ-PETERSON, ANNE-RAE and PAUL
CHOW. Teach yourself great web design in a week. Indianapolis, Macmillan Computer Publishing,
1997. • VERMA, VIJAY K. Managing the project team. Upper Darby, Pa., Project Management
and B.B. HOFFMAN, eds. Integrated pharmacology. London, Mosby, 1997. 'WATERS, WILLIAM
and TAE H. OUM. Transport economics: selected readings. London, Harwood Academic Press,
1997. • WEETMAN, GORDON F. Ecology and management of Sitka spruce, emphasizing its natural
range in British Columbia. Vancouver, UBC Press, 1997. • WEINBERG, CHARLES B. and
GORDON H.G. McDOUGALL. Canadian marketing cases. Toronto, McGraw-Hill, 1997. • WINDSOR-LISCOMBE, RHODRI. The new spirit: modern architecture in Vancouver, 1938-1963.
Montreal, Centre Canadien d'Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture, 1997. • WRIGHT, IAN
and ALAN SEARS, eds. Trends and issues in Canadian social studies. Vancouver, Pacific
Educational Press, 1997. • YACHIN, PAUL. Stage-wrights: Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton and
the making of theatrical value. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997. 8 UBC Reports ■ March 19, 1998
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Fourth-year Mining and Mineral Process Engineering students Neda Farmer (left) and
Yeen Shien Hwang make an adjustment to the remote control console of their tele-
operated Load-Haul-Dump (LHD) model. The pair built the working scale model of a
machine used in mining operations for a design competition which was part of the 1998
Engineers' Ball. The LHD model can be used as a training tool for operators and for
research and development in mining automation. Nautilus International supplied the
cameras and electronics required to transform the LHD from manual to remote control.
Dam standoffs diverted
thanks to IRE expert's work
by Sean Kelly
Staff writer
Bitter disputes surrounding
dam megaprojects around the
world are closer to being resolved, thanks to an agreement
facilitated by Tony Dorcey, a
UBC expert in sustainable development.
After months of negotiations,
the World Bank and the World
Conservation Union recently
launched a two-year World Commission on Dams.
Dorcey's recommendations
shaped the commission's design,
and its statement of mandate is
based on the international multi-
stakeholder report he edited.
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"Projects such as the
Narmada Dam in India and the
Three Gorges Dam in China have
met with fierce resistance from
affected communities and environmentalists," says Dorcey, a
professor with UBC's Institute
for Resources and Environment
(IRE). "The result has been a
virtual breakdown of constructive dialogue."
Dorcey says problems surrounding large dam projects
seemed intractable a year ago.
That's when senior government
and non-government officials
from around the world met for
two days in Gland, Switzerland,
at the invitation of the World Bank
and the Conservation Union.
Dorcey, who has experience
resolving sustainable development issues in multi-stakeholder
processes, was asked to chair
and facilitate the meeting.
The result was what Dorcey
calls a "surprising and remarkable" agreement to work together
in establishing the World Commission on Dams.
Dorcey's recommendations
on the institutional and operational design of the commission
on dams were adopted last August.
The commission's main goals
are to review the effectiveness of
dams with regard to a region's
development, and to create
standards, guidelines and criteria for the planning, construction and operation of them.
A 12-person international
commission composed of environmentalists, distinguished
scientists, politicians and representatives of major hydro-electric power companies will work
with a consultative group of diverse stakeholders. These include affected communities and
research institutions such as
"UBC will have a role to play
because of our sustainable development expertise, and the
quality of our research into the
social, environmental and economic aspects of natural resources," says Dorcey.
Ocean impact on
fish chair's focus
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
In formally bringing together
fisheries and oceanography for
the first time, the Faculty of
Science has taken a step towards understanding the impact that physical and chemical
changes in the oceans have on
fish populations.
The first holder of a new Chair
in the Ocean Environment and
Its Living Resources, Prof. Paul
J. Harrison, hopes that by combining the two disciplines, questions that do not fall into the
traditional domains of oceanography or fisheries research can
be answered.
"Fisheries science has been
primarily concerned with the
economic question of how much
fish can be taken from the sea.
Oceanography has been concerned with understanding the
physics, chemistry, geology and
biology of the oceans," says
"Fisheries oceanography attempts to explain the abundance
of certain economically important species offish as a natural
consequence of their evolution
in hospitable oceanographic environments, or conversely, their
diminishing abundance in previously favorable habitats."
The Fisheries Oceanography
program has been 10 years in
the works, says Harrison, since
Oceanography/Zoology Prof.
Emeritus Tim Parson recognized
the need to link the disciplines.
More recently, the support of an
anonymous donor, the David
and Lucile Packard Foundation,
the Dept. of Fisheries and
Oceans and others made creation of the chair possible.
As a first step in bringing
fisheries and oceanography together, UBC recently hosted a
Fisheries Oceanography Symposium to launch the new program.
Lectures given during the
symposium will be published
for use as an upper undergraduate and graduate textbook titled
Fisheries Oceanography: A Science for the Next Millennium.
which will provide guidelines for
the next generation in fisheries
oceanography research.
Creation of the chair has allowed the Dept. of Earth and
Ocean Sciences to hire junior
faculty member John Dower,
who will join UBC in July as an
assistant professor in fisheries
Dower's expertise in larval fish,
their feeding and ocean turbulence complements Harrison's
expertise as a biological oceanog-
rapher specializing in the ocean's
primary products, phytoplankton
and zooplankton, and their regulation by various environmental
The pair will work with UBC
oceanographers and researchers at UBC's Fisheries Centre,
who have particular strengths
in modelling and fish stock
analysis, as well as with federal
government scientists in the
Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans.
While Harrison and Dower
will examine the impact of one-
or two-year events such as El
Nino, they will focus on the relationship between fish population and gradual changes in
ocean climates, known as re-
gime shifts, that take place over
periods of 10 to 15 years.
Harrison lists evidence and
examples that emphasize the
need to understand the link between ocean conditions and
changes in fish populations:
stock collapses and failures in
management models tend to coincide with major shifts in climate: there is increasing evidence that large changes in fisheries yield may be influenced by
environmental changes in addition to overfishing: and several
West Coast fisheries are managed using various proxy indices of ocean conditions with little understanding of the real
Researchers will draw on data
such as information on ocean
temperature and chemistry that
has been recorded over a period
of 40 years at Station P in the
north Pacific, where a weather
Stock collapses ...
tend to coincide with
major shifts in
ship was stationed for decades.
Since the advent of satellite-
based weather monitoring systems made the ship redundant
in the 1980s. Harrison and other
researchers travel to the location three times each year to
take water samples and record
"We're trying to look at what
factors in nature might cause
these oscillations in fish
populations," he says.
Harrison cites Gobi Desert
dust storms in China as an example of a weather phenomenon that can have an effect on
ocean productivity. Dust particles from desert storms deliver
iron to the North Pacific Ocean.
Iron enrichment affects
phytoplankton production
which could in turn affect fish
Harrison will continue to participate in international research
groups such as the 15-country
Joint Ocean Global Fluxes
Study. Backed by the Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the study is trying to understand the relationship between ocean carbon cycles and global warming.
He also takes part in the Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics
(GLOBEC) program, which combines physical and biological sciences to determine how ocean
physics influence the productivity of oceans and fisheries. 10 UBC Reports ■ March 19, 1998
News Digest
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is offering up to $15,000 to master's students who want to work with
institutions or organizations to undertake field research in eligible
developing countries.
CIDA is also offering Professional Leadership Awards of up to
$15,000 to individuals with professional experience who wish to
undertake volunteer research or work on projects in international
development. The 1998 awards are for projects of three to 12
months' duration which address specific fields of endeavor within
CIDA's aid policy.
The deadline for applications is April 30. For more information or
to receive application materials, call the Canadian Bureau for
International Education at (613) 237-4820, extension 234, or e-
mail flepage@cbie.ca.
An assessment of the health goals of different levels of government is under way at the Institute of Health Promotion Research
Health Canada's National Health Research Development Program recently awarded $150,000 for the project to IHPR Assoc.
Director James Frankish, Director Lawrence Green, Nursing Asst.
Prof. Pamela Ratner, PhD candidate Treena Chomik and research
co-ordinator Craig Larsen.
The researchers will assess the goals that regional health boards
and provincial and national governments use as guidelines for
developing and implementing health-care programs and policies.
By taking into account how health goals relate to broader
determinants of health, such as poverty, the researchers hope to
influence collaborative approaches to health system reform.
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Special BC Studies issue
devoted to First Nations
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
An interview with First Nations cultural leader Doreen
Jensen and an epic poem by the
late Charles Lillard are two of the
highlights of a special double
issue of BC Studies published
this month.
With its theme. Native Peoples and Colonialism, the issue
continues the journal's tradition
of examining aboriginal issues
as well as all aspects of British
Columbia, past and present.
And by including poems and
photographs, it also reflects the
editors' desire to expand beyond
the conventions of scholarly journals. The journal has previously
published many of B.C.'s major
poets, including Susan Musgrave.
Patrick Lane and Al Purdy.
"It is important to us that BC
Studies is accessible," says Jean
Barman, the historian and professor of Educational Studies
who shares editing duties with
Geography Prof. Cole Harris. "We
think of it as a journal for serious writing, rather than for exclusively scholarly writing."
Barman is especially excited
by the publication of Lillard's
poem, "Revenge of the Pebble
Town People: A Raid on the
Tlingit." One of the last poems he
wrote before his death, it is based
on the true story of a Haida war
The special journal issue also
features an interview with
Gitxsan cultural leader Doreen
Jensen. An artist, curator, writer.
teacher and historian, Jensen is
a widely recognized representative of First Nations people in
B.C. She was awarded an honorary degree by UBC in 1992.
Another article examines the
first diary kept by an aboriginal
person in this province. It offers
tremendous insight into life on
the north coast in the early 1860s.
Another looks at the five
founding families ofVictoria, who
were white fur traders and their
aboriginal wives. The article is
illustrated with 18 rarely seen
archival photos.
Other articles look at how the
reserve system was set up in B.C.
and how aboriginal law is being
revived among other topics.
BC Studies is the only scholarly journal devoted to B.C. issues and is one of three major
journals, with Pacific Affairs and
Canadian Literature, published
by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Most major articles about
B.C. appear in its pages.
Barman and Harris have been
its editors for two and a half
years, since replacing History
Prof. Allan Smith.
For more information about
BC Studies call 822-3727.
,C. Archives photo
Rare archival photographs are featured in the current issue
of B.C. Studies, a special edition that examines issues of
native peoples and colonialism. This photo, identified only
as ' Jean-Baptiste Lolo dit St. Paul, his wife and two daughters"
was taken by Charles Gentile in 1865 at Fort Kamloops.
UBC geologists scout out
BC's semi-precious stones
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
First diamonds, now tourmaline. Recent geological discoveries in the Yukon and Northwest
Territories show there's more
than just ice crystals glittering
in the nation's frozen North.
UBC Geology Assoc. Prof. Lee
Groat and Scott Ercit, a scientist
with the Canadian Museum of
Nature (CMN), have uncovered
Canada's first gem elbaite deposit in the Northwest Territories. Elbaite, the most coveted
form of gem tourmaline, has a
value similar to that of topaz or
aquamarine. And the Northwest
Territories find, known as the
O'Grady deposit, may just be the
tip of a Canadian tourmaline
"Geochemical work we've done
on rock samples has helped us
identify other sites, including
some in southeastern B.C.," says
Tourmaline, valued in jewelry
and by collectors, is a transparent gem which ranges in color
from emerald green to red to
indigo blue. And while the assessed value of tourmaline from
the O'Grady site is not yet known,
high quality samples from other
locations can sell for tens of thousands of dollars.
Groat and Ercit discovered
the tourmaline deposit in 1994
while visiting remote sites
thought to contain pegmatites
mineral deposits formed as
residual liquids crystallize near
the top of a cooling mass of granitic magma. The residual liquids often contain elements such
as lithium which are not easily
incorporated into mineral structures. As they cool, these elements crystallize into unusual
minerals such as tourmaline.
As the group was preparing to
leave a site on the O'Grady
batholith — a huge, previously
subterranean granite dome partially exposed by thousands of
years of erosion — former graduate student Mark Mauthner
came across a handful of pink
and purple crystals. A return
visit in the summer of 1995 allowed Groat to determine the
size of the deposit and take further samples for analysis.
"Ironically, the tourmaline
was in the right part of the country, but based on existing scientific models, the O'Grady
batholith seemed to be a poor
host for a deposit," Ercit says.
"Our job now is to redefine existing geological models so that they
do a better job of predicting these
sorts of occurrences."
The reassessment has economic potential. Groat says.
The recognition of the occurrence of rare metals, such as
lithium, in granitic pegmatites
can improve chances of discovering deposits of rare metals used
in applications ranging from
computer components to long-
life batteries and medical prostheses.
Groat and his colleagues, including UBC MSc student Anita
Lam and CMN researcher Robert
Gault, were conducting research
on behalf of the Dept. of Indian
Affairs and Northern Development with the support of the
CMN and the Natural Sciences
and Engineering Research Council. Following publication of the
group's first report in 1995. Ontario gem cutter Brad Wilson
staked a claim on the deposit.
Next summer, Groat and his
colleagues will focus on the
Revelstoke area. The delay in
exploring new sites is required
so that Ercit and Groat can prepare scientific documentation of
their research.
"We've been doing
geochemical work on the
pegmatite rocks from the
O'Grady site and have found that
they have a geochemical fingerprint that is diagnostic." Groat
By comparing this geochemical fingerprint with geological
data in literature on areas in
southeastern B.C., Groat and
his colleagues have identified
locations where further gem deposits may be found.
Groat is now looking for gradu -
ate students interested in working with him on the sites in
southeastern B.C. and in basing
their master's or doctoral theses
on the research.
by staff writers
anice Moshenko. a lecturer in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been awarded the 1997
Bristol Myers Squibb
Award for excellence in
pharmaceutical teaching.
Moshenko started teaching
in 1996, the same year she
graduated from UBC with a
master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. She
currently lectures and leads
tutorials in two undergraduate courses in pharmaceutics
and biopharmaceutics.
The teaching award is
based on student evaluations
and is made at all pharmacy
faculties across Canada.
The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences has been
granting the award since
1985 for excellence in teaching required undergraduate
Sociology and Law Prof. Richard Ericson has been
awarded a Canada Council Killam Research Fellowship for a study of the insurance industry.
The prestigious research award is one of only nine given
this year to provide for up to two years of full-time study
and writing.
An expert in matters of risk assessment and security.
Ericson says understanding how insurance products are
marketed and consumed will allow Canadians to make more
informed decisions about security provisions.
Ericson is also principal of Green College.
UBC post doctoral fellow Shawn Marshall has been
awarded a silver medal for doctoral research by the
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.
In a theoretical study, Marshall linked Ice Age surges —
catastrophic events in which fast-flowing streams delivered
huge volumes of ice to the oceans, influencing ocean levels
and global climate — to intrinsic instability of ice motion
His computer simulation of these surges, a world first,
has provided new insight into the behavior and stability of
ice sheets and a new test for global climate models.
Marshall is continuing his research in geophysics in the
Dept. of Earth and Ocean Sciences.
UBC students captured first and second prizes at the
12th annual Pulp and Paper Graduate Students'
Seminar held recently at McGill University.
This is the first time UBC has captured first and second
prizes in the seminar.
Top prize went to MSc candidate Sylvie Bouffard for her
presentation on using minerals to treat paper mill effluent.
A presentation dealing with fluid mechanics in modern
paper machines earned second prize for PhD candidate
Alireza Roshanzamir.
Extraordinary Evening
with Chopin
Performed by musical family from Europe
Winners of international piano competitions
Tatiana Shebanova
winner in Geneva,
Brussels and Prague.
Jaroslaw Drzewiecki
winner in Porto and
Stanislaw Drzewiecki
prodigy pianist and
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(Service charges may apply) 12 UBC Reports • March 19, 1998
Cost of ecology
new unit's focus
by Sean Kelly
Staff writer
How much should British
Columbians pay to increase wilderness protection? How much
cost should fishers bear to bring
back coho salmon?
Issues like these will be the
focus of the new Eco-Risk Research Unit (ERRU) at UBC.
According to ERRU Director
Tim McDaniels, the research unit
will bring up-to-date technical
knowledge, strategies and analytical methods to bear on key
environmental policy questions.
"Society has to think about
how they make decisions regarding such questions," says
McDaniels, an associate professor in the School of Community
and Regional Planning (SCARP)
and the Institute for Resources
and Environment (IRE).
"Ecological risk as well as
human values are key parts of
solutions which balance environmental, economic and social
goals. Human decisions are
changing the environment rapidly. The stakes are high and
they call for insightful research
that crosses disciplinary
The research unit brings together UBC policy analysts, risk
management specialists and scientists from economics, psychology, ecology, engineering, law
and other fields, including
SCARP Director William Rees
and Prof. Tony Dorcey.
The UBC group has established a long-term partnership
with Decision Research, a nonprofit research institute based
in Eugene, Ore.
ERRU members already collaborate on several ongoing
projects with Decision Research,
including an estuary management study in Tillamook, Ore.,
and a study of public perceptions of ecological risk conducted
at UBC.
McDaniels says in the future
the unit will take on projects
funded by both the private and
public sector.
The new 1998 UBC Facts
& Figures has been sent
to campus mailboxes.
Need more copies?
Call 822-3131 during
regular business hours.
See Classified
Mayne Island
Gulf Islands
Simon Fraser University
graduate student Rob
MacDonald (right) spent
the morning of March 4 at
the UBC bus loop handing
out coupons for free
cinnamon buns to transit
users. MacDonald was
participating in an event
organized by UBC's
Student Environment
Centre and UBC's Director
of Transportation Planning
to encourage students,
faculty and staff to
carpool, walk, bus or bike
to campus. MacDonald
hopes to incorporate
UBC's experience with new
initiatives aimed at
dealing with campus
commuting and local and
regional transportation
issues in his graduate
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