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Students choose UBC
Eight of the 15 high school students who were winners of
the new Premier's Excellence Award are currently enrolled in
various departments at UBC. Established in June I986 as part
of the Funds for Excellence in Education Program, the $5,000
scholarship is awarded to the best all-round high school
student in each of the 15 college regions in the province.
Winners must enroll in full-time studies at a B.C. university,
college or institute to receive the scholarship. Premier Vander
Zalm presented the Excellence Award medal and cheque to the
students in a ceremony at the Hotel Vancouver last month.
Society awards grant
UBC was one of 16 universities that received a grant from
the Cancer Research Society in December. In a ceremony held
in Montreal, Governor-General Jeanne Sauve presented UBC
representative Dr. Andrew Eisen with a cheque for $62,500. A
total of $1 million was awarded in grants for cancer research to
all universities. This is the first time the society has awarded
funds to UBC. Dr. Eisen said the award is currently under
adjudication by the Research Coordinating Committee in the
UBC Faculty of Medicine to determine how it will be allocated.
Dept first in Canada
UBCs Department of Agricultural Economics ranks first in
Canada and eleventh in North America for the quality of its
research publications, according to a recent survey published in
the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. The survey
compared literature citations per faculty member for agricultural
economics departments across North America. Departments
were rated by citation rather than volume of literature to reflect
the quality of the work.
Centre user-friendly
There is a new word processing centre on campus,
providing services for everyone, including those with no word
processing experience whatsoever.
Developed by the AMS, the centre uses user-friendly
software and has knowledgeable consultants on duty to help.
This makes the Centre ideal for those who haven't the time
to master the complexities of text processing on the big
computer at UBC, and for students who want to hand in letter-
perfect essays. "Graduate students will find it a great help, and
the perfect copies of resumes and covering letters produced at
the centre have already played a key role in successful job
searches," says office services manager Terry Warman.
The Centre is located on the lower floor of the Student
Union Building. Contact 228-5496 or 5640 for further
Tax advice offered
Some "very approachable" fourth year Commerce students
will operate Personal Income Tax Information Sessions at
UBC's Open House. The tax sessions will be held Saturday
and Sunday, March 7 and 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and
from 2 to 4 p.m. in rooms 214 and 215 Angus Bldg.
"We are trying to promote what we are doing in commerce
in the tax program," says student Diane Mah who with Heidi
Cooper is organizing the sessions. "We will be very
approachable and happy to have discussions with people on
how to get the best advantage out of the tax laws. We expect to
have 10 students per session available. They are fourth- year
students about to graduate and go out into the business world
and have taken senior level tax courses."
David Lam, lecturer in Commerce and Business
Administration, will oversee the sessions which are sponsored
by the UBC Accounting Club.
Editor list growing
The editor of UBC Reports would like to thank everyone
who wrote or telephoned the Community Relations Office to
add to our growing list of UBC faculty who edit journals. The
response from deans, department heads and faculty members
was overwhelming—the names of editors are still coming in. A
future issue of UBC Reports will feature an update on 'Editors
on campus'.
Letters please!
Letters are welcome and may be on any topic of interest to
the university community. Please be brief, no more than 150
words, and send to The Editor, UBC Reports.
Final preparations underway for
three days of open house events
Its only 15 days to Open House and we're ready — ready to
host our biggest and best Open House ever. The list of activities planned for the three day party continues to grow, with an
amazing variety of serious, entertaining, educational and
sporting events planned.
Look out for Open House posters and bus shelter advertisements in various locations around the city. These are the
start of an intensive campaign to get the word out to the general
public, assisted enormously by local media.
Five Vancouver personalities have also lent their support by
recording radio and television spots for us. Watch for mayor
Gordon Campbell, entertainer Ann Mortifee, broadcaster and
UBC faculty member Dr. David Suzuki, B.C. Lions football
player Kevin Konar, and UBC Botanical Gardens education
coordinator David Tarrant on local TV and radio stations.
On Feb. 28, the Vancouver Sun will be carrying a special
UBC Community Report. The report will also be distributed by
the flyer force on March 2 to households in the Lower Mainland
which don't get the Sun, reaching a total of 560,000 households
throughout B.C. This report will look at various aspects of
UBC's teaching, research and community outreach facilities and
programs, and is intended to become an annual publication.
This time, the inside eight pages will be devoted exclusively to
Open House, containing a detailed listing of planned activities
and events, so mark the 6, 7 and 8 of March in your calendar,
and become a visitor on your own campus!
There's still time to participate ~ either through your faculty
or department or, if you are a student, by acting as a volunteer
guide. Guides are being organized by Margaret Copping,
former AMS president, who can be reached through 228-3092.
Tickets are going fast for the Celebrity Alumni Concert and
Auction for the evening of Thursday March 5. If you are
interested in coming, contact Diana Korvin in the Alumni office
at 3313. Remember that seats to the balcony are a great
bargain - regular $10, students and seniors $5 - and allow you
to watch all the fun and entertainment, and bid on auction
Anyone interested in going for a spin with composer
and performer John Gray? No, he won't be taking
you up in the air, but has offered to come to your
home and perform for you and your guests one
evening soon. John Gray is just one of the many illustrious UBC alumni who are coming back to campus for
the evening of March 5 to take part in UBC's first
ever   Alumni   Concert   and   Auction.       The   evening
promises to be great fun - alumni will perform and
auction off special experiences and memorabilia, with a
grand finale that will surprise everyone. Tickets are
going fast, but there are still some $50 tickets left if
you hurry. Tickets for the balcony are a real bargain
at $10 each, $5 for students and seniors, and you can
still enjoy all the entertainment. For information
contact Diana Korvin at 228-3131.
Committee to make first report on
university sexual harassment policy
By the beginning of March, the UBC committee charged
with formulating a University policy on sexual harassment hopes
to make its first report. "Most other Canadian universities have
determined a policy and procedures to handle complaints of
sexual harassment," UBC President Dr. David Strangway said,
"UBC has yet to establish either."
Appointed in June 1986, the committee members are: Dr.
A.J. McClean, Associate Vice-president Academic; Dr. Jean
Elder, history professor; Dr. Nadine Wilson, physiology professor; and Mrs. Lynn Smith, law professor. One of their first
tasks was to contact various campus groups, including unions,
professional and student organizations, to invite
recommendations and determine areas of concern.
'The majority of them have sent a representative to talk to us
or have made a written submission," Dr. McClean said. "We
have, in addition, taken a close look at the sexual harassment
policies in place at other Canadian and American institutions,"
'The whole situation is extremely complex," Dr. McClean
added. "What we have in mind at present is establishing one,
or preferably two, contact people to receive complaints.
Sometimes the matter may be dealt with easily. The person
making the complaint may want to get out of a work situation
they are in, for example. If the matter needs to go beyond that,
the next step might involve a mediator who could help the two
parties solve the problem themselves. In the case of a serious
complaint, we think there should be an investigation by a
standing committee to determine if the matter is to go before a
board. That board would be able to make recommendations
for disciplinary action."
Anyone wishing to submit recommendations to the committee can contact Dr. McClean at 228-3968. }~J
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IF    YOU    ASK    ME
Engine of Recovery, another view
Prof. Paul Gilmore
Dr. Paul Gilmore, professor and
former head of Computer Science, is
manager of a research and development project in message handling
systems from which has come the EAN
software. Designed by colleague
Gerald Neufeld and implemented
under his supervision, EAN software
has been supported by various grants
of NSERC, the most recent being a
University/Industry Cooperative
Research Grant with Sydney Devlop-
ment, the company marketing the software for UBC throughout the world.
The EAN software is used in CDNnet,
a Canada wide research network, and
in similar networks in Europe and in
South Korea.
At  the   Faculty  Association   meeting   of
November 13,1986, a motion was passed that
expressed objections to the President's document 'Engine of Recovery'. These objections
arose, according to the mover of the motion,
from a perception of the University differing
from that suggested by the document. My
intent here is to explain how my perception of
the University forced me to opposed the
The University, as suggested by supporters
of the motion, is a haven for members of an
international community of scholars engaged in
a common enterprise of research and critical
inquiry, with benefits of this enterprise trickling
down to students and the province. This view
of the University is, I believe, historically unjustified, politically naive, and socially irresponsible.
The origins of UBC can be traced back
through the universities of McGill, Cambridge
and Oxford to the university of Paris of the
thirteenth century. The origins of the faculty of
arts of the university of Paris is cited in the
article Universities of the Encyclopaedia
Britannica 11th edition as an example of how
"the early universities rose in response to new
wants". The reforms of 1877 that encouraged
the teaching of the natural sciences at
Cambridge and Oxford were suggested by two
government commissions. UBC's faculties of
agriculture and forestry show how strongly it
has also been influenced by the many universities of the United States which received land
grants from Congress during the Civil War.
"While all these schools were regarded as
practical and technical at the first, most of them
as they developed became liberal and scientific; and when Congress made later large
approportions for 'experiment stations' in the
sciences relating to agriculture, an impulse of
the most valuable character was given to many
departments of scientific research".[op.cit.]
The ties with industry illustrated in 'Engine of
Recovery' are in a tradition of seven centuries
of universities responding to the needs of the
societies that have supported them; the
modern "experiment stations" that have
resulted from the ties provide an impulse of the
most valuable character to several departments at UBC.
UBC has passed through a period of
severe financial constraints resulting largely
from greatly diminished government income
from the resource based industries of the
province. One of the responses of the Faculty
Association to these constraints was its joining
of the Solidarity movement, one of the most
politically damaging actions it could have
taken. The response was a shameful indulgence in public self-pity which brought into
question the objectivity of scholars who can
equate actions of the provincial governments
with the political repressions of Poland.
Now, with the province barely recovered
trom the recession and struggling to diversify
its economy, those who supported the motion
evidently believe that the administration's pride
in UBC's past contributions to economic
diversification, and its anticipation for more in
the future, is an "equation of the goals of the
University and the pursuit of critical inquiry with
the goals of industn/'- In their zeal to support
their position they have engaged in misleading
partial quotation. More evidence of scholarly
objectivity? It is hardly the way to encourage
either public or private purses to open for
UBC, something essential if the University is to
continue as a centre of critical inquiry.
An ideal of our society is that any child of
any family of any social or economic background has an opportunity to benefit from a
motivated application of intelligence and
energy. It is an enduring ideal that is never
fully achieved, but nevertheless remains
essential to a democratic society. The assistance universities give in achieving this ideal is,
I believe, a major reason for their wide public
support. The financial and personal sacrifices
being made by many of UBC's students are
justified for them by a belief that a UBC degree
can improve their economic and social lot, and
they are encouraged by parents, faculty, and
administrators with the same belief. Faculty
must be sympathetic to the goals of these
students while at the same time giving them an
education that will serve as a foundation for a
lifetime of learning. i
That education cannot be provided by one
department or one faculty, for the diversity of
our society demands a diversity of graduates.
It cannot be provided by a faculty out of touch
with their colleagues throughout Canada and
the world, and unaware of the latest research
findings, nor can it be provided by a faculty out
of touch with developments within the province
and the country. The ties with industry
described in 'Engine of Recovery' add an
important dimension to a modern university
education and provide opportunities for
students that cannot be provided in any other
In a quote from 'Engine of Recovery' that
supporters of the motion chose to ignore,
President Strangway said it very well: "Our
success is surely measured on what we have
been able to do to create opportunities for
youth, to foster preservation and study of our
heritage and culture, and to engage in
research and development for the province's
long-term economic growth."
// You Ask Me features interviews
with UBC faculty or staff on a
controversial issue which relates to the
university campus. Anyone interested in
being interviewed, or who knows someone
whose views would be of interest to the
campus community, please contact The
Editor, UBC Reports.
UBC President Dr. David Strangway was on hand to present scholarships and
bursaries totalling $100,000 at a reception sponsored by the Alumni Association in
Cecil Green Park last month.  Third year music student Mary Stein, from Calgary, was
one of 100 guests of honour-UBC students who received an award from the Alumni
Association run awards program.  The reception provided an opportunity for the
students to meet University deans and the President.
English a popular program
Add English-language instruction to the list
of "growth industries" at the University of B.C.
Don Mosedale, who heads the English
programs division of the Language Institute in
the Centre for Continuing Education, says the
quality and variety of UBC's English instruction
programs draws hundreds of students from all
over the world to the UBC campus annually.
Last year, more than 1,000 young people
attended UBC from May to August for English
instruction. Seven hundred of them were
enrolled in 12 specially designed programs
organized for university students from Japan,
Indonesia, China and Quebec.
"Recently, we were asked to provide an
advanced program for six top management
executives from a major Japanese
corporation," said Mosedale. "We chose two
experienced instructors with a business
background for that program. This summer we
had a group of 30 Indonesian students with us
for instruction, prior to entering various
Canadian universities. Their program was
designed to give them the skills to function in a
post-secondary education situation."
Mosedale believes another strength of the
UBC program is its use of the "contact"
approach to language instruction.
'This approach puts emphasis on a
practical, conversational approach to learning
English. It doesn't totally ignore book learning,
but that aspect is secondary."
Students find themselves involved in role-
playing situations in the classroom or carrying
out an off-campus assignment at, say,
Granville Island, where they're required to use
their English to purchase specific items.
In addition, the visiting students are
billetted in Canadian homes near the campus.
"Most of the students who come to us have
had some English-language instruction in the
schools of their own country," Mosedale says.
Nishga carver Norman Tait dances the Squirrel Dance on top of a 65 foot log in a
"First Cut" Ceremony held recently at the Museum of Anthropology.  Mr. Tait and a
team of five carvers are embarking on a six month task of transforming the log into a
massive canoe—the largest of its kind in more than a century.  Scheduled for
completion in August this year, the canoe will travel first to the Nass Valley, to Mr.
Taits home village for a naming ceremony.  With a crew of 20 paddlers, Mr. Tait will
then paddle down the west coast, following an ancient abalone trading route to
California, in a voyage that is reminiscent of hundreds of years of Nishga history and
2     UBC REPORTS February 19,1987 PEOPLE
Prof, honoured for promoting amateur sport
Professor Emeritus Robert Osborne, the
first director of UBC's school of physical
education and recreation, will receive an
honorary doctor of laws degree June 5 from
the University of Western Ontario.
Prof. Osborne is being honored by the
London university for "significant contributions
to the promotion of amateur sport in Canada"
over a period of 50 years.
Among the organizations he has served are
the Canadian Olympic Association, the Pan-
American Sport Organization and the
Commonwealth Games Association of Canada.
When he retired in 1978, after 33 years at
UBC, the physical education complex was
officially named the Robert F. Osborne Centre.
Two students in UBC's Faculty of Forestry
have been honored for outstanding papers in
the area of forest entomology. Jon Sweeney
won the President's Prize for the best student
paper in the category of Ecology, Behavior and
Bionomics at a recent meeting of the
Entomological Society of America. Mr.
Sweeney and Scott Salom were awarded first
and second prizes respectively for papers
submitted   in   a   Ph.D.   student  competition
sponsored by the Entomological Society of.
British Columbia.
Ten graduate students in UBC's Faculty of
Forestry recently received scholarships from
the Canadian Forestry Service. Winners were:
Grant Bracher, Beverly Jaffray, Donald
McLennan, Johanna Morasse, George
Nercesslan, Donald Beckman, Robert
Gadzlola, Lynn Husted, Jeanette Leltch, and
Margaret Penner.
Friends and colleagues of the late Dr. John
S. Nadeau, former head of the Metals and
Materials Engineering Department, plan to
establish a scholarship or bursary in his
memory. Contributions are tax deductible and
may be directed to: John S. Nadeau Memorial
Fund, c/o UBC Awards and Financial Aid
UBC Calendar
Saturday, Feb. 28
Information and Decisions
in a Democracy. Mr. John
P. Fisher, President and
Chief Executive Officer,
Southam Inc..
Saturday, March
The Mahler Phenomenon
with musical illustrations.
Prof. Donald Mitchell,
Music Critic, London..
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. Free. 8:15 p.m.
Thunderbird Swimming and Diving.
Final day of the Canada West Championships with both
men's and women's teams in action. Aquatic Centre. All
Snake in the Grass Moving
The Museum of Anthropology's resident theatre group
presents more clowning and storytelling with Koko and
Qarbanzo. Performance free with museum admission.
For further information call, 228-S087. Great Hall,
Museum of Anthropology. 2:30 p.m.
Faculty Recital.
Robert Jordan, guitar. Freeadmission. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 8 p.m.
Science for Peace Lectures.
The Physics of Weapons— II. Prof. Luis deSobrino,
Physics, UBC. Room A205, Buchanan Building. 12:30
Chemistry Seminar.
Stereocontrolled Synthesis of Heterocyclic Natural
Products via Vinylsilane- Terminated Cyctizations.
Prof. Larry E. Overman, Chemistry, University of
California at Irvine. Room 225, Chemistry Building. 2:30
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Vibration Testing and Comparison with the Finite
Element Method. David Glenwright, Graduate Student,
Mechanical Engineering, UBC. Room 1215, Civil and
Mechanical Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Biochemistry Seminar.
Membrane Bioenerqetic Systems of E. coli. Dr. P. D.
Bragg, Biochemistry, UBC. IRC4. 3:45p.m.
Astronomy Seminar.
Search for Planets Beyond the Solar System. Dr.
Gordon Walker, Geophysics and Astronomy, UBC.
Room 260, Geophysics and Astronomy Building. 4 p.m.
Preventive Medicine and Health
Promotion Lecture.
Health Promotion and the Bottom Line. Dr. Malcolm S.
Weinstein, Senior Consultant, Wilson Banwelland
Associates, Corporate Health and Development
Services. For further information call, 228-2258. Room
253, James Mather Building, 5804 Fairview Crescent. 4
International House Film Night.
Beyond The Walls. Israeli award winning film at the
1984 Venice Film Festival about the Arab-Israeli
conflict. Everyone welcome free of charge. Gate 4,
International House. 7:30 p.m.
Office For Women Students
Grace Under Pressure - women in the film industry.
Sandy Wilson, writer-director of "My American Cousin."
For further information call, 228-2415. Room A102,
Buchanan Building. 12:30p.m.
Health Promotion and Systems
Studies Seminar.
Social Factors in Survival for Breast Cancer: A Case
Example of Collaboration Across Disciplines and
Agencies.    Dr. Nancy Waxier-Morrison, medical
sociologist and Dr. Greg Hislop, epidemiologist with the
B.C. Cancer Control Agency. For more information call,
228-2258. IRC 4th Floor Board Room. 12:30 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Biogeography, Marine Fungi and Tropical Islands. Dr.
Gilbert Hughes, Botany, UBC. Room 3219, Biological
Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Merck Frosst Lecture in
Synthesis Design Based on Stereoselective
Rearrangements of Charged Intermediates. Prof. Larry
E. Overman, Chemistry, University of California at
Irvine. Room 250, Chemistry Building. 1 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Fisheries Oceanography: A Case Study on Chum
Salmon. D. D'Amours, Oceanography, UBC. Forfurther
information call. Dr. W. Hsieh, 228-2821. Room 1465,
Biological Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Metals and Materials Engineering
Fractography. J. I. Dickson, Ecole Polytechnique.
Room 317, Frank Forward Building. 3:30 p.m.
Botanical Garden Seminar.
Conifer Tissue Culture: Opportunities for
Micropropagation and Plant Improvement. Dr. lain E. P.
Taylor, Botany, UBC. Room 1202, Civil and Mechanical
Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop Seminar.
Non-Parametric Robust Regression and Autoregression.
Ricardo Frayman, Universityof Buenos Aires. Room
102, Ponderosa Annex C. 3:30 p.m.
Research Centre Seminar.
Placental Drug Transfer and Fetal Drug Effects. Dr.
Dan. W.. Rurak, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UBC.
Room 202, The Research Centre, 950 W. 28th. Ave. 4
Zoology Seminar.
Developmental Regulation of Heat Shock Protein
Synthesis. Dr. Leon Browder, Biology, Universityof
Calgary. Room 2000, Biological Sciences Building. 4:30
Religious Studies Lecture.
New perspective on Zen Buddhism. Dr. Nalina Devdas,
Religious Studies, Carleton University. Room D348,
Buchanan Building. 10:30 a.m.
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Current Understanding of Nerve Growth Factor
Receptor. Peter Miu. Room 317, Basic Medical
Sciences Building, Block C. 12 noon.
Wednesday Noon-Hour Concert.
Gabriel Quartet with Victor Martens, violin. Donation
requested. Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology
Resource Allocation and Mechanisms of Plant
Competition. Dr. David Tilman, Ecology, Universityof
Minnesota. Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building.
4:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
The Scope and Scale of Homelessness in Canada.
Arthur Fallick, Centre for Human Settlements, UBC.
Room 201, Geography Building. 3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Optimal Investment in the Protection, Maintenance and
Conservation of Resources. Dr. Ronald H. Lamberson,
Mathematics, Humboldt State University. Room 229,
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Cinema 16.
Entre Nous. SUB Auditorium. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
William S. Hoar Zoology Lecture.
Endocrine Tales from Fish Tails. Dr. Howard Bern,
Zoology, University of California at Berkeley. Room
2000, Biological Sciences Building. 6 p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds.
Pleiotropic Effects of Tumor Necrosis
Factor/Cachectin: Its Role in Health and Disease. Dr.
N. Reiner, Infectious Diseases, VGH. Room G-279,
Lecture Theatre, Acute Care Unit. 12 noon.
Asian Studies Colloquium.
Moral Leadership in Civil Society: Some Parallels
Between the Confucian Chun-Tzu and the Tzadik in
Judaism. Prof. Rene Goldman, Asian Studies, UBC.
Room 604, Asian Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Harpsichord Concert.
An all Bach programme performed by harpsichord
instructor Doreen Oke, students and guest artist Gary
Dahl, baritone. Freeadmission. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Seminar.
Looking at Chert in Yugoslavia. Dr. W. R. Danner, UBC.
Room 330A, Geological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Burgess-Lane Memorial Lecture.
Future Trends for the B.C. Forest Industry. Mr. W.
Gerry Burch, Vice-President, Timberlandsand Forestry,
B.C. Forest Products Ltd. Room 166, MacMillan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Experimental Studies of Plant Succession. Dr. David
Tilman, Botany, Universityof Minnesota. Room 3219,
Biological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Psychology Colloquium.
Effects of Music and Product Information in
Commercials. Dr. G. Gorn, Commerce and Business
Administration, UBC. Room 2510, Kenny Building. 4
Asian Research Seminar.
On The Use and Misuse of the Peasantry: The Case of
the Elusive Malay Peasant. Rodolphe De Koninck,
Geography, Universite de Laval. For further information
call, 228-2746. Room 604, Asian Centre. 4:30 p.m.
Slide Presentation.
Around the World at Sonic Speed. Gordon Murphy,
Engineering Student, UBC, narrates 90-minute slide
show documentary of his sailing voyage around the
world on a 35 foot yacht. Tickets: $5 and $2:50 for
students. AMS Box Office. For further information call,
228-4453. IRC 2. 8 p.m.
Grand Rounds.
The End of the Respiratory Distress Syndrome by 1990.
Dr. Donald E. Shapiro, Paediatrics and Director of
Neonatology, Universityof Rochester, NewYork. Room
D308, Shaughnessy Hospital. 9 a.m.
Animal Science Seminar.
Chromosome Set Manipulation in Salmon and Trout. Dr.
GaryThorgaard, Zoology, Washington State University.
Room 160, MacMillan Building. 12 noon.
Botanical Garden Seminar.
Studies in the History of British Columbia's Flora and
Vegetation. Dr. Richard Hebda, B.C. Provincial
Museum, Victoria. Room 317, Frank Forward Building.
12:30 p.m.
Office For Women Students
Women and Self-Confidence. Two session workshop.
Also on March 6. For further information call, 228-2415.
Room 106A, Brock Hall. 12:30 p.m.
Office for Women Students
Assertiveness for Women - Basic and Social. Three
session workshop. Also on March 6 and 13. Forfurther
information call, 228-2415. Buchanan Penthouse. 12:30
Scandinavian Lecture
Securing a Future: Dilemmas and Strategies for a
European Neutral. Prof. Bengt Sundelius, Stockholm
University. Room B212, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Molecular Approaches to Study the Intra-Macrophage
Parasite Leish mania. Anne Wallis and Tosca Ma,
Medical Genetics, UBC. Parentcraft Room, Grace
Hospital, 4490 Oak Street. 1 p.m.
Regional Mass Spectrometry
Discussion Group.
Triumf Facility: General Overview; Injection and Vacuum
Systems; On-Line Isotope Separation. Forfurther
information call, 228-3235. Triumf, 4004 Wesbrook
Mall. 2 p.m.
Graduate Colloquium.
The Northwest Coast as a Musical Area (with specific
reference to Bella Bella musical style and ritual
structure). Anton Kolstee. A forum to exchange
opinions and share views on matters of musical interest.
Room 400B, Music Building. 3:30 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Coherent Floes in Fibre Suspensions. Robert
Soszynski, Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering,
UBC. Room 206, Chemical Engineering Building. 3:30
Continuing Education in Social
Work Lecture.
The Living Economy, New Economics in the Making.
Paul Ekins, Director of the Other Economic Summit
(TOES), London. For more information call, 228-2576.
Lecture Hall A, School of Social work. 7:30 p.m.
French Intensive Sunday.
All-day French conversational program. $60 includes
lunch and dinner. For further information call, Language
Programs and Services, Centre for Continuing
Education, 222-5227. Room D339, Buchanan Building.
10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Science for Peace Lecture.
The Physics of Weapons — 111. Prof. Luis de Sobrtno,
Physics, UBC. Room A205, Buchanan Building. 12:30
English Lecture.
From Coureurs des Bois to Voyageurs in 19th Century
Canadian Literature. Prof. Konrad Gross, English,
University of Kiel, West Germany. Room B314,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Hydrodynamic Coefficients of Compound Cylinders in
Pitch Motion. Jon Mikkelsen, Graduate Student,
Mechanical Engineering, UBC. Room 1215, Civil and
Mechanical Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group.
The Role of Three-Dimensional Structure in the
Function of N-Linked Oligosaccharides. Dr. Jeremy
Carver, Medical Genetics, University of Toronto. IRC 4.
3:45 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Numerical Modelling of the Northeast Pacific. Dr.
William Hsieh, Oceanography, UBC. Room 229,
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar.
Structure of Star Clusters. Dr. Ivan King, Astronomy,
University of California, Berkeley. Room 260,
Geophysics and Astronomy Building. 4 p.m.
School of Library, Archival and
Information Studies Colloquium
Automating Government Records. John MacDonald,
Records Management Branch, Public Archives of
Canada. Room 835, North Wing, Main Library. 11:30
Botanical Garden Seminar.
Bio-Systematics of Weeds. Dr. John McNeill, Biology,
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Universityof Ottawa. Room 214, MacLeod Building.
12:30 p.m.
Kasper Naegele Memorial Lecture.
The Centrality of the Classics in the Social Sciences.
Dr. Jeffrey C. Alexander, Graduate Studies. Room
A100, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Leon and Thea Koerner Lecture.
Artifacts, Relics and Works of Art: Origins and Inter-
Changes. Dr. David Lowenthal, Geography, University
College, London. Theatre Gallery, Museum of
Anthropolgy. 12:30 p.m.
Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting
Oriental Influences on Britten's Compositional
Technique. Prof. Donald Mitchell, Music, Universityof
Sussex and Chairman, Faber Music, London. Room 113,
Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar.
Lipid Asymmetry and Cancer Chemotherapy: The
Model Membrane Connection. Prof. Pieter R. Cullis,
Biochemistry, UBC. Room 250, Chemistry Building. 1
Metals and Materials Engineering
Properties of Ultra Fine Grain B-CuA1Ni Strain Memory
Alloys. K. Mukunthan, Graduate Student, Metals and
Materials Engineering, UBC. Room 317, Frank Forward
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop Seminar.
Experimental Designs for Estimating Transient
Responses Through Environmental Disturbances. Carl
Walters, Animal Resource Ecology, UBC. Room 102,
Ponderosa AnnexC. 3:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Wind-Induced Circulation in the Southern Beaufort
Sea. Dr. P. Budgell, Institute of Ocean Sciences. For
further information call, Dr. William Hsieh 228-2821.
Room 1465, Biological Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
School of Social Work Continuing
Education Program and Centre for
Continuing Education Lecture
Our Social Trust - The Future of Canadian Social
Programs. Fee: $30, Students: $15. Forfurther
information call, 222-5238. Lecture Hall A, School of
Social Work. 7:30 p.m.
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Analgesic Efficacy of Bupivacaine in Knee Surgery.
SanikaS. Chirwa. Room 317, Basic Medical Sciences
Building, Block C. 12 noon.
Cecil H. and Ida Green visiting
Britten and Auden in the Thirties: Music and Politics.
Prof. Donald Mitchell, Music, University of Sussex and
Chairman, Faber Music, London. Room A104,
Buchanan Building. 12:30p.m.
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Wednesday Noon-Hour Concert.
Erik Ralske, french horn. In cooperation with CBC
Radio. Donation requested. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Office for Women Students
A New Paradigm for the Nineties - Women in
Tomorrow's World. Dr. Margaret Fulton, former
president. Mount Saint Vincent University. For further
information call, 228-2415. Buchanan Penthouse. 12:3C
Forestry Seminar.
Distribution of Water in Wood by Proton NMR. Dr. Alex
MacKay, Physics, UBC. Forfurther information call,
228-2507. Room 166, MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Leon and Thea Koerner Seminar.
Uses of the Past. Prof. David Lowenthal, Geography,
University College, London. Room 201, Geography
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology
Foraging by Expectation: The Exception or the Rule?
Dr. Lee Gass, Zoology, UBC. Room 2449, Biological
Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Biomembranes Discussion Group.
Lipid Phase Structure and Membrane Function. Prof.
Goran Lindblom, Physical Chemistry, Universityof
Umea, Sweden. IRC 3. 4:30 p.m.
Cinema 16.
Ugetsu Monogatari. A Japanese classic SUB
Auditorium. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Centre for Continuing Education
Life After Death: The Approaches of Four Traditions.
Four-part weekly series. Richard Menkis, Religious
Studies, UBC speaking on Judaism. David Loch head,
Vancouver School of Theology, speaking on
Christianity. Daniel Overmyer, Asian Studies, UBC
speaking on Chinese Traditional Religions and Joseph I.
Richardson, Religious Studies, UBC speaking on
Hinduism. For registration information call, 222-5237.
Cost of series, $32. Room 102, Lasserre Building. 8
Institute of International Relations
The Crisis of Multilateralism: International Organizations
Under Seige. Dr. John G. Ruggie, International
Relations, Columbia University. RoomA102, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
UBC Chamber Strings.
John Loban, director. Freeadmission. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
English Colloquium.
Compton MacKenzie: The Man Who Loved Islands and
Wrote Whisky Galore. Dr. Ian Ross, English, UBC.
Buchanan Penthouse. 3:30 p.m.
Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting
Mahler: Landscape Into Music Prof. Donald Mitchell,
Music, University of Sussex and Chairman, Faber Music,
London. Room 113, Music Building. 3:30 p.m.
Creative Writing Lecture.
Readings from Recent Work. Guy Vanderhaeghe,
Author, Saskatoon. Sponsored by Committee on
Lectures. Ballroom, Graduate Student Centre. 5 p.m.
School of Nursing - Marlon
Woodward Lecture.
Nursing Science and Nursing Practice: A Dialectical
Relationship. Prof. Jeanne Quint Benoliel, Community
Health Care Systems, University of Washington,
Seattle. IRC 2. 8 p.m.
Faculty Concert Series.
Jane Coop, piano. In cooperation with CBC Radio.
Tickets: Adults $5. Seniors and students $2. Forfurther
information call, 228-3113. Information lecture at 7:30
p.m. Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
UBC Open House
UBC Chamber Singers.
Courtland Hultberg, director. Freeadmission. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Asian Studies Colloquium.
Towards a Typology of the Hero in Modern Taiwanese
Fiction. Rosemary Haddon, Graduate Student, Asian
Studies. Room 604, Asian Centre. 12:45 p.m.
Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting
Mahler: What We Can Learn from the Manuscript
Please note that calendar deadlines are
firm. Alt notices and entries for upcoming
issues of UBC Reports must arrive at the
Community Relations Office no later than 4
p.m. on the Thursday preceding publication.
Items arriving after this lime wilt not be
Sources. Prof. Donald Mitchell, Music, Universityof
Sussex and Chairman, Faber Music, London. Room 400
B, Music Building. 3:30 p.m.
UBC Open House.
Peking Opera. Co-sponsored by the Department of
Asian Studies. Freeadmission. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 2 p.m.
International House Fair.
Dine on international cuisine, enjoy the International
House Players performing and dance to a wide variety of
music. Advance tickets must be purchased before Feb.
27. Tickets limited. $4 for International House members
and $6 for non-members. Forfurther information call,
228-5021. International House. 5:30 p.m.
Nitobe Memorial Garden.
The Nitobe Memorial Garden will be closed weekends.
Hours will be Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free
admission during winter hours.
Botanical Garden.
The Main Botanical Garden on Stadium Road will be
open daily (including weekends) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fitness Appraisal.
The School of Physical Education and Recreation,
through the new John M. Buchanan Fitness and
Research Centre, is administering a comprehensive
physical fitness assessment program available to
students, faculty, staff and the general public. A
complete assessment takes approximately one hour and
encompasses the various fitness tests, an interpretation
of the results, detailed counselling and an exercise
prescription. A fee of $20 for students and $25 for all
others is charged. For additional information, please
call 228-3996, or inquire at Recreation UBC, War
Memorial Gym, Room 203.
Computing Centre Non-credit
The Computing Centre is offering a series of free non-
credit courses during March. These courses are
intended primarily for members of the university
community who plan to use the facilities of the
Computing Centre. A complete list of courses is
available by calling 228-6611, or you can pick up a
schedule from the Computing Centre general office
(CSCI 420).
Faculty and Staff Exercise Class.
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Instructor: S. R.
Brown. For further information call, 228-3996.
Gymnasium B East, R.Osborne Building. 12:30- 1:05
Fine Arts Gallery.
Aspects of Contemporary Canadian Art. From the
Collections of the University of Calgary at the Nickle
Arts Museum. Fine Arts Gallery, Basement, Main
Library Building. Tuesday to Friday, 10a.m.-5p.m.
Saturday, noon - 5 p.m. until March 8.
UBC Tennis Lessons.
The Tennis Centre is offering lessons in the tennis
bubble, every Wednesday and Friday, or Tuesday and
Thursday. The lessons are one hour twice a week for
two weeks - novice, intermediate or advanced players.
A complete list of courses is available by calling 228-
2505, or you can pick up a brochure from the Tennis
Centre Office, Osborne Unit 11.
Frederic Wood Theatre.
The Frederic Wood Theatre presents The Winter's Tale
by William Shakespeare under the direction of Ray
Michal. March 4 through to March 14. Tickets available
for two preview performances March 4 and 5. For
information and reservations call, 228-2678. Frederic
Wood Theatre. 8 p.m.
Language Programs.
Non-credit conversational programs in French begin the
week of March 2. A Saturday morning class in Language
Teaching Techniques is also available. Forfurther
information call, Language Programs and Services,
Centre for Continuing Education, 222-5227.
Badminton Club.
Faculty and Staff Badminton Club meets Tuesday 8:30-
10:30 p.m. and Fridays 7:30- 9:30 p.m. (except Feb. 27)
in Gym A of the Robert Osborne Sports Centre. Fees
$10 until April. New members welcome. For more
information call, Bernie 228-4025.
Botanical Art Competition.
The Botany Department is organizing a botanical art
competition as part of its Open House activities.
Submissions are invited in three categories; drawing,
painting and photography. There will be a $50 prize for
the winner and books for second and third. Bring
submissions to Tony Griffiths, Room 2508, Biological
Sciences Building. For further information call, 228-
5629. Deadline for submissions 6 p.m. March 4.
Statistical Consulting and
Research Laboratory.
The Statistical Consulting and Research Laboratory
(SCARL) is operated by the Department of Statistics
and is intended to provide statistical advice to faculty
and graduate students working on research problems.
The faculty and staff associated with SCARL will be
pleased to help with the design and analysis of
experiments, surveys and other studies. You are
encouraged to seek advice in the early stages of your
research so that consultants may be helpful with the
design. To arrange an appointment, fill out a client form,
available from Room 210, Ponderosa AnnexC. For
further information call, 228-4037
In the Feb. 5 issue of UBC Reports, the February
grant deadlines ran in error under the March heading.
Below are the correct March grant deadlines.
MARCH 1987
* Alberta Heritage Fdn. for Medical Research
-Medical Research Fellowships [1 March, 1
Octo ber]
* Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research
-Research Contract [1 March, 1 September]
* American Council of Learned Societies
-Intl. Travel Grants for Humanists [1 March, 1
July, 1 November]
* Atlantic Salmon Federation
-Bensinger-Liddell Salmon Fellowship [1
-Olin Fellowships [15 March]
* B.C. Health Care Research Foundation
-Development and Training Fellowship [1
March, 1 September]
-Research [1 March, 1 September]
-Research Scholar Award [1 March, 1
* Banting Research Foundation
-Research [1 March]
* Bell, Max, Foundation
-Research [1 March, 1 August]
* C.l.L. Inc.
-Distinguished Visiting Lectureship Program
[31 March]
* Canadian Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis
-Research [1 March]
* Canadian Heart Foundation
-Symposia [1 March]
* Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Fund
-Clinical Scientists Fellowship [15 March, 15
August, 15 December]
-Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant [15 March, 15
August, 15 December]
* Donner Canadian Foundation
-Programmeand Research [1 December, 1
March, 1 August]
* Dublin, Ireland, Dept. of Education
-Fellowship in Science, Eng. and Architecture
[31 March]
* Epilepsy Foundation of America
-Medical Student Fellowship [1 March]
'-Vocational Rehabilitation/Social Sciences
Fellowships [1 March]
* Ford Foundation (US)
-Soviet/East European/lntl.Security Fellowship
[1 March]
* Grant (William T.) Foundation
-One-time Grants [1 March, 1 August, 1
* Heighway Fund (Florence and George)
-Research [15 March]
* Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
-Annual Northern Science Award [31 March]
* Juvenile Diabetes Fdn. (US)
-Research [1 March]
* Koerner, Leon and Thea, Foundation
-Foundation Grants (15 March, 15 September]
* National Inst, of Education (US)
-NIE Research Grants [25 March, 6 October]
* National Research Council (Intl. Relations)
-France-Canada Exchange (Natural/Applied
Sc.) [31 March, 30 November]
-France-Canada Exchange (Soc. Sc and
Human.) (31 March, 30 November]
* North Atlantic Treaty Organization
-International Collaborative Research [30
November, 31 March, 15 August]
* NSERC: Intl. Relations Division
-Exch: Braz., Czech, Jap, Bulg, UK, Suisse,
Ger, Austria [15 October, 1 March]
-International Scientific Exchange Awards [15
October, 1 March]
* Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of
-Detweiler Clinical Traineeship [1 March, 1
* Science Council of B.C.
-BC Science and Engineering Awards [31
* Scottish Rite Schizophrenia Prog.
-Research Grant [1 January (Proposal letter); 1
March (Application)]
* SSHRC: Research Communic. Div.
-Aid to Occasional Conferences [30 June, 30
October, 30 March]
* SSHRC: Secretariat Division
-Library: Strengthening of Specialized
Collections [31 March]
* Texaco Canada Resources Ltd.
-Research Grant [31 March]
* University Consortium for Research on North
-Quebec Fellowship [15 March]
* Universityof British Columbia
-C.A. McDowell Award: Excellence in Research
[16 March]
-UBC: Biely Faculty Research Prize [16 March]
-Alumni Prize for Research in the Humanities
and the Social Sciences [16 March]
-Research Grants in the Humanities and Social
Sciences [2 March]
* Universityof Cambridge
-Visiting Fellowship in Commonwealth Studies
[23 March]
* Von Humboldt Fdn. (W. Germany)
-Research Fellowship [1 March, 1 July, 1
Novem ber]
* Woodward's Foundation
-Foundation Grants [1 March, 1 October]
Calendar Deadlines.
For events in the period March 8 to March 21, notices must be submitted on proper
Calendar forms no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 to the Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Road, Room 207, Old Administration Building.  For more
information, call 228-3131.


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