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Array Volume 32 Number 14
Prof. Brian James of UBC's Chemistry
Department and Prof. David Kirkpatrick of the
Department of Computer Science are this
year's recipients of the University's top faculty
research prizes, the Jacob Biely Research
• Prize and the Charles A. McDowell Award for
Excellence in Research.
Prof. James received the Biely prize for his
leading edge research on the utilization of
gases in the synthesis of compounds useful in
the petro-chemical, pharmaceutical and
agricultural industries. Dr. David Kirkpatrick
received the Charles A. McDowell award for
his theoretical research on the complexity of
problem-solving on computers.
Prof. James, a member of UBC's
Department of Chemistry since 1964, has
made significant contributions to the
understanding of both naturally-occurring
chemical reactions in the body and reactions
used in industrial processes.
"I'm interested in seeing how cheap,
abundant gases in our environment, such as
carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, oxygen,
hydrogen sulphide, methane and nitrogen, can
be converted to compounds that are valuable
to industry."
One area of his research involves
converting hydrocarbons into oxygen-
containing compounds that are particularly
useful in the petro-chemical industry. He has
also developed a means of converting
hydrogen sulphide, an extremely toxic gas
emitted from burning coal in industrial plants,
into hydrogen, a valuable fuel source.
Some of Prof. James' early basic research
in carbon monoxide chemistry has been used
in the development of a commerical process
for the production of acetic acid from
The Biely prize is named for Prof. Jacob
Biely, an internationally known poultry scientist,
whose association with UBC spanned half a
century. The prize was established in 1969 by
his brother George Biely, a well-known figure
in the B.C. construction industry.
Prof. David Kirkpatrick, winner of the
Charles A. McDowell Prize, is a leading
researcher in the field of "computational
complexity", an area that explores
characteristics that affect the efficiency of
problem-solving processes in computers.
"Despite their incredible speed, computers
have serious limitations in their ability to
efficiently solve certain fundamental problems
involving the organization, retrieval and
processing of information," says Prof.
Kirkpatrick. "Our goal is to better understand
the limitations as well as the capabilities of
Dr. Kirkpatrick is a graduate of UBC's
Faculty of Science. He completed graduate
study at the University of Toronto and joined
UBC's Department of Computer Science in
The Charles A. McDowell award is made to
a young researcher who has demonstrated
excellence in the pure or applied sciences.
The award was established by University
Professor Charles McDowell, who headed
UBC's Chemistry Department from 1955 to
UBC gears up for the future! The Turbic, a futuristic vehicle built by UBC engineering
students, took first prize this summer in the Innovative Vehicle Design Competition, an
international contest organized by UBC and held in conjunction with Expo 86. The UBC
team's entry, coordinated by Mr. Bruce Hodgins, beat out entries from ten universities in
Canada, the U.S., Switzerland and Japan.
Open House planning starts
Using the theme "Its yours - Come and
Explore!", UBC staff, students and faculty have
been busy all summer beginning the planning
for the university's largest ever Open House, to
be held next spring.
For three days, from March 6 to March 8,
UBC will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
providing an exciting, free program of special
events, activities, displays, shows and lectures.
All twelve faculties, sports and recreational
services and specialized campus attractions
are energetically preparing for this event,
which looks as though it will be UBC's best
Regular updates on Open House will be
run in UBC Reports throughout the fall and
winter. To date, some of the events planned
* A special gala evening concert and
auction, with guest appearances by celebrity
alumni, including Pierre Berton, David Suzuki,
J.V. Clyne, Judith Forst, John Grey, Eric Nicol,
Harold Wright, Bob Osborne, Bjarni
Tryggvason and Earle Birney.
* A program of shows and activities from
the Faculty of Science, including their now
famous magic chemistry show, a salmon
barbeque and the Physics Olympics.
* A poetry workshop given by Earle Birney
* A lecture by Canadian astronaut Bjarni
Tryggvason, who will talk about his current
work and be available for informal discussion.
* Free music lessons, displays of musical
intruments, electronic studio and computer
music demonstrations. In addition, the
Dixieland Jazz Band will tour campus, leading
people to the music building.
* Water polo, swimming and diving, a swim
suit fashion show and synchoronized
swimming at the indoor pool, kayaking and
canoeing at the outdoor pool.
* Displays and demonstrations by UBCs
activity clubs, recreation UBC and Community
* Major atfiletic and sporting events -
maybe rugby, field hockey, volleyball.
* Free entry to the Museum of
* Special children's activity area and skate
board demonstrations.
* Tours of TRIUMF, major campus facilities
and the botanical gardens.
* Hot Air balloon rides.
Open House committees welcome any
suggestions, ideas and offers of help you may
have. If you are interested in helping in a
particular area of Open House '87, please
contact Community Relations at 228-3131.
UBC Reports gets new look
Beginning with the next issue, UBC Reports
is going to look and sound quite a bit different,
thanks to a survey conducted last spring by
the President's Advisory Committee on UBC
According to those who answered the
survey, the campus community would like to
have the opportunity to increase
communications between various groups, by
writing letters to the editor and by reading
thought-provoking guest columns.
Topics of greatest interest to readers are:
research stories, news about policy making
and administrative decisions (especially in the
early stages of discussion), government liaison
information and the regular calendar.
Topics of secondary interest are:
community outreach, faculty achievements and
interviews with distinguished campus visitors.
Topics of least interest are: faculty and staff
appointments, labour negotiations, book
reviews and profiles of non-academic units.
Most encouraging of all, most of those who
answered the survey read UBC Reports on a
regular basis, and consider it to be an
important source of campus news.
We were also reminded by Dr Michael
Ames, Director of the Museum of
Anthropology, that "the first criterion for
deciding what should be featured is whether
the activity is important to the central missions
of the University Research is certainly
important, but so also are teaching, community
outreach, and faculty achievements."
During the summer, we have been
examining UBC Reports, and are ready to
launch a revised publication on September 25
- as long as the mail gets our new materials to
us in time.
We are fortunate to have the help of our
Advisory Committee, made up of on-and off-
Please turn to Page 2
A teaching and research position in Korean
studies and a new Indonesian Resource and
Policy Centre will be set up at UBC as the
result of recent announcements of funds
totalling nearly $1 million.
In mid-July, President David Strangway
accepted cheques totalling $500,000 for an
endowed teaching and research position in
Korean studies in the Department of Asian
Studies: and on Aug. 27, the Hon. Monique
Landry, federal minister for external relations,
announced a three-year, $435,000 grant to
enable UBC to establish a new Indonesia
Resource and Policy Centre in the Institute of
Asian Research.
President Strangway said the addition of
these new dimensions to the Asian studies
program, already the most extensive in
Canada, "reflect UBC's strategic position on
the west coast in terms of research and
teaching contacts in Asia, as well as a growing
interest on the part of students, governments
and the business community in developments
in that part of the world.
"The University already has extensive links
with the academic and business communities
both in Canada and most areas of Asia. Our
Asian Studies library, the largest in Canada, is
a major resource for students, faculty,
governments and the business community."
The University has already launched an
international search for a faculty member to fill
the Korean studies position. Prof. Daniel
Overmyer, the new head of Asian studies, said
the objective is to appoint the best qualified
person available to the position.
Priority in filling the position will be given to
a qualified Canadian scholar or to a landed
immigrant currently living here. If no qualified
person can be found in Canada, consideration
will be given to appointing a foreign scholar,
he said.
The $500,000 endowment for the Korean
studies position was raised in Canada by the
Canada-Korea Business Council, and from
corporations in Korea through Korea-Canada
Business Council.
Currently, Korean studies are taught by a
visiting scholar, who is supported by a grant
from the Korean government through the
Korean Research Foundation. This scheme will
continue until an appointment is made to the
endowed position in 1987.
Bruce Howe, chairman of the Canada-
Korea Business Council, said at the July news
conference that the endowed position in Asian
studies is an example of the growing
commercial and cultural ties between the two
The new Indonesia Resource and Policy
Centre will serve as a listening post on
Canada's west coast on the politics, industry
and culture of that Southeast Asian country.
"We will be the only place in Canada
monitoring developments in Indonesia with the
aim of providing up-to-date information on the
political, industrial and cultural developments
in that country," said UBC's academic vice-
president Prof. Daniel Birch.
He added that the resources of the project
would be available to the government,
academic and business communities by
circulation of monitoring, special topic and
other evaluative reports.
The grants for the Indonesia project will be
made to UBC through the Canadian
International Development Agency (CIDA), the
federal agency that sponsors economic
programs in developing countries.
A major function of the new Indonesian
Please turn to Page 2
See ASIAN STUDIES UBC Report* Sept. 111986
Noise level leads to
Sedgewick changes
UBC Library administrators are confident
that "friendly persuasion" and some recent
alterations to the interior of the Sedgewick
Ubrary will make it a more attractive place to
The noise level in the unique building
900 students
share $1.7M
Close to 900 UBC students received on-
the-job research and technical experience this
summer under the provincial government's
Challenge '86 program.
UBC's share of the allocation from the
provincial Ministry of Labour program totalled
$1,727,017. Students were paid from the
program at the rate of $3.65 an hour,
augmented where possible by additional
For the most part, students worked in close
association with professors, developing skills
to assist them in entering the work force. This
included work on research projects, collecting
and analysing data, writing technical reports,
carrying out literature searches, collecting plant
and insect specimens on field trips, and
working in laboratories.
Some of the projects involved unusual
research or contact with the public throughout
the summer. For example:
* A group of theatre students staged some
public events associated with Vancouver's
centennial celebrations, including a re-creation
of the city's first city council meeting.
* A student in anthropology and sociology
worked on the preparation of a social history of
criminal and law enforcement activities in postwar Vancouver.
* Four history students researched
Vancouver's early labor history, prepared a
walking-tour script and gave public tours from
the Carnegie Centre at Main and Hastings.
awarded $63M
UBC faculty received research awards
totalling $63.2 million during the 1985-86
academic year, an increase of three per cent
over the previous year.
The largest source of grants was national
research granting councils: the Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research Council,
Medical Research Council and the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
UBC received 82 per cent of all grants from the
councils to the three B.C. universities.
Other sources included provincial and local
governments, Canadian companies and
foundations, U.S. and other foreign sources,
UBC's operating budget, and direct contracts
from the federal government.
Each category of source showed an
increase over the previous year with the
exception of direct federal contracts which
dropped from $6.9 million to $6.4 million. The
decrease is trivial compared with the drop of
35 per cent in total federal contract research
spending in the same period.
The health sciences with $23.4 million
attracted the largest amount in awards,
followed by the natural sciences with $20.7
million, applied sciences $12.1 million, social
sciences $5.4 million and humanities at
$500,000. Slightly more than $1 million was
classified as "other."
UBC received 80.5 per cent of all research
awards from all sources to the three provincial
UBC plays key
role in forest
UBC's Faculty of Forestry will play a key
role in a new 8,900-hectare research forest
being established by the provincial
government in B.C.'s Cariboo region.
The faculty will be responsible for the
overall management of the forest and will
provide a resident forest manager for the
The site will serve as a permanent area for
research on all aspects of forest resource
management, a training facility for silviculture
skills, a teachers-in-residence site for
university, college and school programs, and a
public demonstration area.
Dr. Don Munro, director of UBC's 5,157-
hectare Research Forest in Maple Ridge, will
also become director of the Cariboo facility.
under the Main Mall has reached a point
where serious students refuse to use it for
studying, according to Sedgewick Library head
Joan Sandilands.
Eating, drinking beverages and socializing
are all legitimate campus activities, she hastens
to add. The changes to the Sedgewick interior
are designed to encourage students to do
these things elsewhere.
Drinking beverages is banned in all UBC
libraries because spills can seriously damage
books. Eating is also a no-no because the
inevitable crumbs attract insects, particularly
silverflsh, which have an appetite for paper
and book bindings.
The most obvious change that will greet
users is a new set of entry and exit doors on
the building's main floor. They're designed to
differentiate between the library proper and the
area which has been used up to now for group
study and socializing.
Some of the group-study "carrels" in the
social area have been removed, partly
because they were not being used for study
purposes and partly because of complaints by
custodial staff that they are difficult to clean.
The library has also hired five "monitors,"
who will explain the reasons for the changes,
hand out a statement on University and Ubrary
policies and suggest to eaters, drinkers and
talkers that there are other nearby facilities
available for such activities. They'll be on duty
from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Ms. Sandilands is confident that the
changes will be received positively by
Sedgewick users. "In most cases," she said,
"students simply have to be reminded of the
need for quiet. I feel sure they'll co-operate to
make the library a place that's conducive to
reading, study and research."
Ten free
talks slated
The Vancouver Institute's fall series of free,
public lectures begins Sept. 27 on the UBC
Topics in the series include world hunger,
Canada-U.S. relations, communism, toxic rain,
enlightenment in the mass media age,
engineering the future and cures in cancer.
Vancouver Institute lectures take place at
8:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2 of UBC's
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
Here is a complete list of the Institute's fall
speakers and their topics:
Sept. 27 — Prof. Eugene Kamenka, Head,
History of Ideas Unit, Institute of Advanced
Studies, The Australian National-University and
Prof, Alice Erh-Soon Tay, Head, Department of
Jurisprudence, Faculty of Law, University of
Sydney, on "Life Under Communism: The
Soviet Union and China."
Oct. 4 — Lister Sinclair, Broadcaster, Writer
and Critic, Ontario, on "Enlightenment in the
Mass Media Age."
Oct. 11 — Prof. David Braybrooke,
Departments of Political Science and
Philosophy, Dalhousie University, on
"Concepts of Justice." (Cecil and Ida Green
Oct. 18 — Prof. Alan Cottrell, Master, Jesus
College, Cambridge University, on
"Engineering the Future." (Cecil and Ida Green
Oct. 25 — Prof. Arthur Schawlow,
Department of Physics, Stanford University, on
"Lasers and Man." (Dr. Schawlow was a
coinventor of the laser).
Nov. 1 — Dr. J. Christopher Bernabo,
President, Science and Policy Associates, Inc.,
Washington, D.C., on 'Toxic Rain and Toxic
Oceans." (Sigma Xi Centennial Lecture)
Nov. 8 — Prof. Cole Harris, Department of
Geography, UBC, on "Canada and the
American Question."
Nov. 15 — Prof. Keith Griffin, President,
Magdalen College, Oxford University, on
"World Hunger and the World Economy."
(Cecil and Ida Green Lecturer)
Nov. 22 — Prof. John Borden, Department
of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser
University, on "Who is Managing the Forests -
- Man or the Mountain Pine Beetle?"
Nov. 29 — Dr. John Goldman, University of
London and Hammersmith Hospital, England,
on "Cures in Cancer." (Red Cross Society
A brochure listing Vancouver Institute fall
lectures is available by calling the UBC
Community Relations Office at 228-3131.
New faces on the UBC athletic scene this fall are Terry O'Malley, a key member on three
Canadian Olympic hockey teams, who becomes head hockey coach; Joanne Jones,
centre, who succeeds Marilyn Pomfret as director of women's athletics; and Donna
Baydock, a UBC graduate who has been named head coach of the UBC volleyball team.
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centre will be to assemble material in the
national language of that country, Bahasa
Indonesian. This would include census
material, government reports, newspapers and
other basic studies on Indonesia.
The centre will also encourage interaction
with research organizations in Indonesia,
support Indonesian academics and
researchers visiting Canada, and provide
services to CIDA, the Asia Pacific Foundation
located in Vancouver, the Canadian division of
the Pacific Basin Economic Council and the
Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
President David Strangway says the most
extraordinary thing he encountered during a
two-and-a-half week visit to Asia in August
was the high level of interest in B.C. in general
and UBC in particular.
"I was very impressed with the warm and
generous responses of UBC graduates as well
as members of the educational and business
communities in Japan, Hong Kong and China,"
the president said.
The president's visits to several Japanese
centres, to Hong Kong, and to Guangzhou
(formerly Canton) and Beijing (formerly Peking)
in China came before and after a four-day
meeting of the Association of Commonwealth
Universities in Penang, Malaysia.
Dr. Strangway met with alumni in both
Tokyo and Hong Kong and has come back
convinced that a greater effort must be made
to develop closer ties with UBC graduates in
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campus people, who will meet during the year
to review our progress and make constructive
We also welcome any news, comments
and suggestions you may have for the paper.
A campus publication like this one can only be
as good as its sources of news, and so we will
be relying heavily on the campus community
for its imput.
We hope you will feel, as we do, that these
improvements will be of benefit to all.
The Revised UBC Reports:
1. Format:
The front page will have three columns
only, with a clearly defined lead story, and
highlights of university news appearing in the
left hand column. The other pages will have
four columns across. The layout is simpler,
with more white space, using Times Roman
typeface rather than Helvetica.
We will alternate four and eight page
issues. The eight page issues will provide the
opportunity for several articles to appear on
one theme, and for us to introduce Letters to
the Editor.
2. Letters to the Editor:
As space permits, room will be allocated
in the 8-page issue each month for a column
In Tokyo, he said, UBC graduates of 1929
and 1931 spoke to him warmly about their
experiences at UBC, and the need for the
exchange of students and faculty members
between Canada and Japan.
He said Japanese educators were most
impressed with the Language Institute of the
Centre for Continuing Education, which
annually provides English-language courses to
visiting groups of Japanese students.
In Hong Kong, the president said he was
impressed with the number of business
interactions and personal ties that UBC alumni
living there have with Vancouver.
The four-day meeting of the Association of
Commonwealth Universities convinced
President Strangway that UBC shares the
same problems with its sister universities in
other parts of the world.
One of the major themes of the conference,
he said, centred on the complex issue of the
proper mix of university autonomy and some
degree of government intervention. 'This
question is particularly acute for universities in
developing countries," the president said,
"because governments in those countries see
the universities as devices for economic
"If one theme seems to be emerging from
this debate, it is that sensible cooperation with
government is better than confrontation."
He said universities everywhere are
attempting to publicize their significance and
importance to the local as well as the national
called Letters. Letter must be a maximum of
150 words, and UBC Reports reserves the
right to edit longer letters.
3. Guest Column:
Every other issue, there will be a guest
column, focusing on university affairs, to be
written by a member of the UBC community
and solicited by Community Relations.
Suggestions for featured guests are welcome.
Columnists will be chosen for their ability to
stimulate a lively dialogue within the university
community.The first column will be a Q and A
interview with Dr. David Suzuki.
4. Outreach:
In alternate issues, we will focus on
UBC's community involvement - our Outreach
into the community. The first of these will be
an article on UBC's Community Health
Program, run by the Department of Family
Medicine in the Mather Building.
5. Celebrate the Team:
As and when we can, we will put in
examples of excellence at UBC - short notes
on areas/teams/people who deserve special
6. On-going Items:
In addition to the above, we will
continue to cany regular news items, our
people column, the calendar and grant
deadlines. UBC Reports Sept. 111986
Expedition finds vents, ore
Artificial intelligence and robotics
developments may be the keys needed to
mine millions of tons of metal-bearing
sulphides from the floor of the Pacific Ocean,
says a University of B.C. geologist.
Prof. Dick Chase of UBC's Department of
Geological Sciences is just back from a two-
week scientific expedition to B.C.'s West
Coast, 200 kilometres off Vancouver Island.
2,500 metres below the surface of the ocean,
the expedition found deposits of sulphide
compounds created when heated sea water
rushes out of volcanic vents on the ocean
Prof. Chase says the 1986 expedition, a
joint effort by UBC and the University of
Toronto, explored a large deposit of minerals
found in 1984, and located a new hot vent
area 30 kilometres to the north. The scientists
carried out their work aboard the Canadian
Forces auxiliary vessel Endeavour.
He estimates there are some three to 5
million tons of sulphides of zinc, copper, silver
and gold in the area known as Southern
Explorer Ridge. The size of the new vent field,
on Northern Explorer Ridge, is not yet known.
"But," he hastens to add, "don't hold your
breath in anticipation that these minerals will
be immediately mined. At present it's cheaper
to mine the same ores on dry land before we
begin mining the seas."
The UBC-Toronto discoveries, he says,
may help to spur Canadian development of
specialized underwater vehicles that would
roam the ocean floor, armed with a chemical
probe that could identify ore-grade deposits.
Robotically armed vehicles would collect the
minerals, bringing them to the surface.
Technology of this kind may be closer than
we suspect, Dr. Chase says. At least two
federal departments — Energy, Mines and
Resources, Fisheries and Oceans — are
fostering research that could ultimately lead to
the development of such vehicles.
In addition to the sulphides, which will be
analysed at the University of Toronto, the
expedition also collected volcanic rock. Prof.
Chase will analyse the rock samples, many of
which are geologically comparatively new.
The scientists used an instrument called a
CTD/Transmissometer to locate the vents
around which the sulphides grow. The
CTD/Transmissometer detects particles of iron
oxide in the plume of sea water that has mixed
with volcanic vent fluid, and can measure the
slight increase in water temperature of the
In 1984, a similar expedition to Southern
Explorer Ridge used Pisces IV, a diving
submersible, to get a closeup view of the
ocean-floor vents. The scientists saw bizarre
forms of life found nowhere else on earth.
These included meter-long worms that live
in tubes and exist by breathing the hydrogen
sulphide-laden vent water and ingesting multicolored bacterial colonies. Large numbers of
long-legged crabs were found feeding on the
The ocean floor vents form where crustal
plates on the ocean floor pull away from each
other. Explorer Ridge is formed at the junction
between the Pacific Plate, which is moving in
the direction of Japan, and the Explorer Plate,
which is moving under Northern Vancouver
These massive plates rest on the almost
molten earth's mantle. Slow currents in the
mantle help to move the plates.
Prof. Chase, and UBC Prof. Steven Scott,
University of Toronto, were chief scientists
involved in the 1984,1985 and 1986
expeditions. UBC students involved in the
most recent expedition were geology students
Gregory T. Shea and Alexander Denton and
engineering student John Criswick.
Both the expeditions were supported by the
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Council of Canada. Profs. Scott and Chase are
seeking sources of funding from industry and
government to enable them to continue their
Looking" over volcanic rocks dredged up
this summer from the floor of the Pacific
Ocean 200 kilometres off Vancouver Island
are Prof. Dick Chase, left, of UBC's Department of Geological Sciences and colleague,
Prof. Steven Scott of the University of Toronto.
Rock samples will be analysed at UBC by
Prof. Chase.
Comment asked on proposal
The University Health and Safety
Committee has recently prepared a policy
proposal for non-smoking at UBC, the details
of which are published below. The committee,
made up of eighteen members representing all
areas of the campus community, welcome
comments from students, staff and faculty.
These comments will then be used in
preparing a recommendation for consideration
by the President in preparing
recommendations to the Board of Governors.
Please address any comments you may
have to the Wayne Greene, Director of
Occupational Health and Safety, Old
Administration Building. All comments must be
received by September 26th.
Clean Indoor Air
The University recognizes that no individual
has the right to pollute the air of others with
any substances known to be hazardous to
health. In general, employers are required by
the Industrial Health and Safety Regulations to
ensure that stringent contamination and air
quality conditions are met. Exposure to
smoking in the workplace or public areas of
the campus is a health hazard as well as an
annoyance, and all persons on the University's
campus, whether students, staff, or visitors
have the right to breathe clean indoor air in
places of public assembly, passage, workplace
or classroom.
1. Public Areas
Smoking is not permitted in public areas,
such as the following:
* conference rooms
* lecture rooms
* laboratories
* common study rooms
* elevators
* hallways or foyers
* washrooms
* indoor recreation areas or change rooms
* public reception areas
* theatres
A maximum of 50% of the seating in Food
Service facilities may be designated as
smoking areas, but these areas must be away
from access to the servery, and should have
ventilation to prevent smoke drifting to pollute
the air of non-smokers.
2. Places of Employment
In addition to the places noted above, any
employee may object about smoke in his or
her workplace. They shall address their
objections to the Department Head or Director,
to the supervisor, or to the safety committee
chairman of the area, who shall be responsible
for attempting to reach an accommodation, if
possible, between the preferences of smoking
employees and those employees who do not
wish to have their air polluted by smoke.
Where an agreement cannot be reached
which is satisfactory to all of the affected
employees, the preferences of non-smoking
employees will prevail. The Dean, Director or
Department Head will then prohibit smoking in
the workplace so that all employees will work
in a smoke-free environment. This shall
include private offices where the building's air
circulation system draws the smoke into the air
space of others, and would also include staff
3. Signs
The majority of the adult population of the
Vancouver area are non-smokers, thus nonsmoking is the norm, and smoking is the
exception. Signs, therefore, shall be posted to
indicate areas where smoking is permitted. It
is emphasized that the absence of nonsmoking signs does not infer that smoking is
All buildings will have a sign at the entrance
to inform visitors that the University's policies
prohibit smoking except in designated areas.
4. Communication
The University's "Clean Air Policy" will be
communicated to all students in the
University's academic calendar. Students who
continue to smoke in restricted areas shall be
dealt with first by the Dean of their faculty, and,
if necessary, through the President's Advisory
Committee on Student Discipline.
The "Clean Air Policy" will be
communicated to all University employees. Any
member of the University who refuses to
cooperate with the policy as stated above shall
be dealt with through the normal disciplinary
5. Smoking Areas
Where possible, areas where smoking is
permitted will be specifically designated in
.buildings which have adequate ventilation to
separate the smoking room's air to prevent the
contamination of the building air supply.
* Agriculture Canada
-Extramural Research Grant [31]
* Alberta Forest Service
-Forest Development Research Fund Grant [15]
* Alberta Heritage Fdn. for Medical Research
-Medical Research Fellowships [1]
* American Chemical Society: PRF
-Research Type AC [1]
* American Council of Learned Societies
-China Conference Travel Grants [1]
* American Lung Association
-Training Fellowships [1]
-Trudeau Scholar Awards [1]
* Arthritis Society
-Associateships & Assistantships [15]
-Fellowships [15]
-Research [15]
* AUCC: International Relations
-International Scholarships Post Doctoral [31]
* B.C. Cancer Foundation
-Travel Grant for Post-doctoral Fellows [15]
* B.C. Heritage Trust
-Historical Archaeological Program [1]
* Cambridge Univ. (Peterhouse)
-Research Fellowships [25]
* Canadian Commonwealth Schol/Fell. Committee
-Research Fellowships [31]
-Visiting Fellowships [31]
* Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Fdn.
-Fellowships for Training and Research [1]
-Research [1]
-Scholarship [1]
-Studentship [1]
* Canadian Geriatrics Research Society
-Research [1]
* Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
-CIDA/ICDS Institutional Development Linkages
* General Motors Cancer Res. Fdn.
-Research Prize [2]
* Guggenheim, John Simon, Memorial Foundation
-J.S. Guggenheim Fellowships [1]
"    Hannah Institute
-Publications Assistance [1]
First Asian Centre visit
The former commissioner-general of the
Sanyo Pavilion at Expo 70, a man who played
a key role in the building of UBC's Asian
Centre, visited the campus this summer for his
first-ever look at the handsome centre.
Kazuhiko Nishi was the man who decided
to donate the steel girders that support the
unique, pyramidal roof of the building.
The idea of relocating Sanyo's Expo 70
pavilion at UBC was suggested to Mr. Nishi by
Prof. Shotaro lida of the Department of Asian
However, Mr. Nishi, now retired from a
public relations post with Sanyo, had never
seen the reconstructed building, which was
redesigned for University use by Vancouver
architect Donald Matsuba and landscaped by
Roy Sumi.
President David Strangway invited Mr. Nishi
to come to Vancouver this summer to view the
building which houses the Asian Studies
Library, the Department of Asian Studies and
the Institute of Asian Research.
He was a special guest at a luncheon
attended by UBC and community leaders and
recent UBC graduates who are associated with
firms that have close business ties with
Japanese companies.
Characteristically, the generosity of the
Sanyo Corporation surfaced once again during
Mr. Nishi's visit.
He announced that Sanyo would donate
the latest version of a facsimile transmission
and receiving machine to the Asian Centre.
Asian Centre officials said the machine will
save UBC hundreds of dollars annually in
postage and other shipping costs because the
academic units in the building are constantly
being asked to provide information to students
and scholars at other universities.
"    Health, Education and Welfare, U.S. Dept. of
-Small Grants Program [1]
"    IMASCO-CDC Research Foundation
-Research [1]
'    Institute of Urban Studies, Winnipeg
-CMHC Senior Fellowship [15]
'    International Union Against Cancer
-Eleanor Roosevelt Cancer Fellowships [1]
-International Fellowships [1]
* Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
-JSPS Fellowship for Research in Japan [1]
* Japan World Exposn. Commemor. Fund
-International Projects [31]
"   Juvenile Diabetes Fdn. (US)
-Career Development Award [1]
-Postdoctoral Fellowships [1]
1   Kidney Foundation of Canada
-National Research Fellowship Program [1]
-Research [15]
* Malignant Hyperthermia Assoc.
-Grant-in-Aid [15]
* MRC: Awards Program
-Visiting Scientists   [1]
* MRC: Grants Programs
-MRC Group [1]
"    MRC: Special Programs
-France/Canada MRC Exchange [1]
-Research for Dyskinesia & Torticollis [1]
"   Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
-Career Development Grants [1]
-Postdoctoral Fellowships [1]
-Research [1]
-Research Studentships [1]
* National Defence Canada
-Military and Strategic Studies Program [10]
"    National Inst, of Education (US)
-NIE Research Grants [6]
* National Kidney Foundation
-Research Fellowships [1]
■    National Research Council of Canada
-The Steacie Prize [4]
* NSERC: Fellowships Division
-University Research Fellowship [1]
"    NSERC: Intl. Relations Division
-CIDA/NSERC Research Associates: LDC's [15]
-Exch: Braz., Czech., Japan, Bulg., UK, Suisse,
Germany, Austria (15]
-International Collaborative Research [15]
-International Scientific Exchange Awards [15]
"   NSERC: Major Installation
-Major Installation [1]
* NSERC: Vector Computer Facility
-Dorval Vector Access [1]
"   Osgoode Society
-Fellowship in Canadian Legal History [15]
* Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
-Detweiler Clinical Traineeship [1]
"    Secretaryof State c/o S.S.H.R.C.
-Bora Laskin Fellowship in Human Rights [1]
"   Solicitor General of Canada
-Criminological Research [1]
"   SSHRC: Fellowships Division
-Canada Research Fellowships [1]
-Jules & Gabrielle Leger Fellowship [1]
-Postdoctoral Fellowship [1]
-Sp. PDF for Research on Urban Poverty in
Canada [8]
* SSHRC: Intl. Relations Division
-Aid to International Secretariates [1]
-Bilateral Exchange: China [1]
-Bilateral Schol. Exchange: Japan & Hungary [1]
-Bilateral Scholarly Exchange: France [1]
-International Collaborative Research [1]
* SSHRC: Research Communic. Div.
-Aid to Learned Journals [14]
-Aid to Occasional Conferences [30]
* SSHRC: Research Grants Division
-Research [15]
-Research Time Stipend [15]
-Standard Research Grants [15]
"   St. John's College
-Commonwealth Fellowship [1]
Please turn to Page 4
See DEADLINES UBC Reports Sept. 111986
Calendar Deadlines.
For events in the period Sept. 28 to Oct. 11, notices
must be submitted on proper Calendar forms no later
than 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18 to the Community
Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Road, Room 207, Old
Administration Building. For more information, call 228-
Finance Workshop.
The Interaction Between Equity Financing Decisions
and Share Price Behaviour. Wayne Mikkelson and
Megan Partch, University of Oregon. Penthouse, Henry
Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
Vancouver Baroque Ensemble.
A mixed bag of musical surprises from the 17th to the
20th centuries played by a trio led by flautist Paul
Douglas, Department of Music, and "surprise guests."
Free. Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
UBC Thunderbirds hostthe Calgary Dinosaurs, 1985
Canadian University Champions. Thunderbird Stadium.
7:30 p.m.
Graduate Student Society Dance.
The UBC Graduate Student Society is sponsoring a
welcome back dance featuring the Crimpolenes.
Graduate student admission is $4. Regular admission is
$5. Graduate Student Centre. 8 p.m.-1a.m. Tickets
available at the Graduate Student Office or Lounge.
Modern Languages Lecture.
French Dialectology and Regional Atlases. Prof. Patrice
Brasseur, Universityof Nantes, France. Room 1004,
Scarfe Building. 12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar.
Organometallic Chemistry from a Nitrosyl's Point of
View. Prof. Peter Legzdins, Chemistry, UBC. Room
250, Chemistry Building. 1p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Stable Carbon Isotope Variations in Marine
Macrophytes. Dr. L. W. Cooper, Institute of Marine
Science, Universityof Alaska. Room 1465, Biological
Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
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Noon-Hour Concert.
Hans-Karl Piltz, viola d'amore, Ailsa Zaenker, piano and
harpsichord. Recital Hall, Music Building.  12:30 p.m.
Forestry Seminar.
The State of the University and the Role of the Faculty
of Forestry Within It. Dr. David Strangway, President,
UBC.  Room 166, MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Classical Music Nights.
The Graduate Student Society will be sponsoring
classical music nights every Wednesday evening.
Graduate Centre Lounge. 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Women Students Workshop.
How to Pass the ECT. Nancy Horsman, Women
Students Office. Free workshop. Forfurther
information, call 228-2415.  Room B212, Buchanan
Building.  12:30p.m.
Distinguished Artists of India.
First in a series of four concerts by visiting Indian artists.
The series begins with a lecture-demonstration entitled ■
"The Art of the South Indian Veena,"a plucked
instrument related to the sitar, by Muthulakshmi
Ranganathan, winner of numerous prizes including the
President of India Award. Auditorium, Asian Centre.
12:30 p.m.
Faculty Association Meeting.
General meeting.  Room 100, Mathematics Building.
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Psychological Aspects of the CVS Trial. Dr. John
Spencer, SFU. Parentcraft Room, Main Floor, Grace
Hospital. 1 p.m.
General Systems Forum.
First in the 1986/87 series of biweekly seminars on
general systems theory and the viewpoint which it
affords in various branches of knowledge. Salon F,
Faculty Club. 4 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Exact Representation for Accoustical Waves When the
Sound Speed Varies in Space and Time. Dr. Brian R.
Seymour, Institute of Applied Mathematics, UBC.
Room 229, Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Ballroom Dance Lessons.
UBC Graduate Student Society will be sponsoring
ballroom dance lessons for the next 8 Monday evenings.
Beginners at 7:30 p.m. and Intermediates at 8:30 p.m.
Graduate student admission is $20. Regular admission
is S2S.   Graduate Student Centre Ballroom. For more
information, call 228-3203. Everyone welcome.
Women Students Office.
'Coping with Campus' Follow-up - Mature Students
Support Group. Room 223, Brock Hall. 12:30 p.m.
Theatre Lecture.
Delusions, Illusions and Reality. Sharon Pollack,
Canadian playwright. Sponsored by Committee on
Lectures. Frederic Wood Theatre. 12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar.
The Element Displacement Principle: A New guide in p-
Block Element Chemistry. Prof. Mult A. Haas,
Lehrstuhl fur Anorganische Chemie 11, Ruhr-
Universitat Bochum, West Germany. Room 250,
Chemistry Building. 1p.m.
Metallurgical Process Engineering
Economic Metallurgy. Dr. Gordon H. Getger, North Star
Steel Company. Room 317, Frank Forward Building.
3:30 p.m.
Continued from Page 3
* Supply and Services Canada
-Project Funding: Public Awareness Program for
Science &Technology [15]
* Tyler, John and Alice, Ecology Energy Fund
-Tyler Prize [15]
"   Universityof British Columbia
-Research Development Grant [1]
-UBC-NSERC Equipment Grant [1]
-UBC-SSHRC Travel Grant [10]
* Universityof Cambridge
-Visiting Fellowships [1]
* University of Tasmania
-University Research Award [31]
* Woodward's Foundation
-Foundation Grants [1]
* World Wildlife Fund (Canada)
-General Research [1]
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
The Voltage-Calcium Hypothesis for Neurotransmitter
Release.  Dr. I. Parnas, Neurobiology, Hebrew
University of Jerusalem.  Room 317, Basic Medical
Sciences Building, Block C. 12 noon.
Reading by Canadian dramatist Sharon Pollack, author
of Blood Relations, Walsh and the recent Doc.
Sponsored by the English and Theatre Departments.
RoomAl04, Buchanan Building.  12:30p.m.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Elmer Gill, ja22 piano and vibraphone, Buddy Caplett,
bass.  Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Germanic Studies Lecture.
Austro-Hungary: On Austria's Conception of Herself on
the Eve of the Destruction of the Monarchy
(illustrated). Prof. Wendelin Schmidt-Dengler,
University of Vienna. Buchanan Penthouse. 12:30p.nr.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Ovarian Hyperstimulation Induced by PMSG in the Rat:
Effects on the Ooycte.  Dr. Young Won Yun and Prof.
Young S. Moon, Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Room
2J41, Grace Hospital. 3:00 p.m.
Germanic Studies Lecture.
Die osterreichische Literatur der Gegenwart: Eine
Einfuhrung. Prof. Wendelin Schmidt-Dengler,
University of Vienna. Buchanan Penthouse. 3:30 p.m.
11th Annual Dr. John F. McCreary
Teenagers in Distress. Carol Nadelson, M.D.,
Psychiatry, Tufts University, Boston. Lecture Hall 2,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Habitat Lecture.
Formation of World Cities: Urbanization in a World
System. Prof. Arie Shachar, Canadian Studies
Programme, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.   Room
107, Lasserre Building. 1:00 p.m.
The Graduate Student Society will be sponsoring
Theatresports, featuring the Vancouver Theatresports
League. Graduate student admission is $4. Regular
admission is $5. Bar service available. Graduate
Student Centre Ballroom. 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Duo reading, sponsored by the English Department and
the Canada Council, by Canadian poets Douglas
Barbour and Stephen Scobie, joint authors of The
Pirates of Pen's Chance. Buchanan Penthouse. 12:30
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Diabetes. Dr. W. J. Tze, Endocrinology, Children's
Hospital. Parentcraft Room, Main Floor, Grace
Hospital. 1 p.m.
Continuing Education Seminar.
Two-day seminar entitled The Web of Being There:
Stories and Poems on Place, begins with a Friday lecture
at 8 p.m. and continues on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Given by Gary Snyder and Gioia Timpanelli. $70
fee includes lunch, refreshments and Friday evening
lecture. Friday evening lecture only cost is $8 (students
$6). More information: 222-5261. Graduate Student
Duo reading, sponsored by the English Department and
the Canada Council, by Canadian poets Douglas
Barbour and Stephen Scobie, joint authors of The
Pirates of Pen's Chance. Buchanan Penthouse. 12:30
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Diabetes. Dr. W. J. Tze, Endocrinology, Children's
Hospital. Parentcraft Room, Main Floor, Grace
Hospital.  1 p.m.
Continuing Education Seminar.
Two-day seminar entitled The Web of Being There:
Stories and Poems on Place, begins with a Friday lecture
at 8 p.m. and continues on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Given by Gary Snyder and Gioia Timpanelli. $70
fee includes lunch, refreshments and Friday evening
lecture. Friday evening lecture only cost is $8 (students
$6). More information: 222-5261. Graduate Student
B & G Mixed Curling Club needs curlers - beginners
welcome. Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre beginning
Oct. 8 and continuing every Wednesday until March.
Cost $90.   For more information, call R. Mclndoe, 228-
UBC Conferences.
Two international conferences — one dealing with the
oceans, the other with the art world, will be held under
UBC auspices in September. A three-day conference
associated with EXPO 86, opens Friday (Sept. 12) with a
public session in the ballroom ofthe Hotel Vancouver.
American astronaut Dr. Kathryn Sullivan and Titanic
expedition co-director Mr. Jean Jarryare two ofthe
opening session speakers. Tickets at $15 each are
available from VTC-CBO outlets. Details on registration
for the three-day conference are available by calling
688-9122. A three-day conference entitled "HOT
PAINT FOR COLD WAR: the Cultural and Intellectual
Relations between Paris, New York and Montreal During
the Years 1945 to 1964," opens on Sept. 25 and
continues until Sept. 27.  Details are available from
Serge Guilbaut, UBC Department of Fine Arts, 228-4340
or 2757.
Badminton Club.
Faculty and Staff Badminton Club meets Tuesdays 8:30
- 11:30 p.m. and Fridays 7:30- 10:30 p.m. in Gym B of
the Robert Osborne Sports Centre. Fees $15.00 per
year. New members welcome. For more information,
call 228-4025.
Frederic Wood Theatre.
The Frederic Wood Theatre is presenting Blood
Relations by Sharon Pollack, directed by Charles
Siegel. Wednesday, Sept. 17 through Saturday, Sept.
27 (except Sunday). Student and senior admission is $5.
Regular admission is $7. There will be a special price of
two-for-one regular admission on the Preview Nights,
Sept. 17 & 18. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Forfurther
information and reservations, phone 228-2678 or drop
by Room 207 of the Frederic Wood Theatre Building.
AMS Student Bargain Days.
The AMS presents Student Bargain Days, a vendor
event for student lifestyle and budget. Freeadmission.
SUB Main Concourse. Monday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Thursday9a.m. - 5p.m. Friday 9 a.m.
- 3 p.m.
SOFA and CPR Courses.
St. Jo hn Am bulance will offer its Safety-Oriented First
Aid Course (SOFA)and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Course (CPR) to UBC students on Saturdays in October
and November. These courses are strongly endorsed by
the Health Sciences' faculties and schools and have
been given excellent ratings by students who have
taken the courses in previous years. The SOFA course
requires 8 hours to complete. Upon completion an
Emergency First Aid Certificate will be issued, valid for
three years. The CPR course requires 4 1/2 hours to
complete. Each course costs $20, payable at
registration on Sept. 23 and 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30
p.m. in the centre mall of the Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre.
Pipers and Drummers.
Any pipers and drummers among faculty, students and
staff interested in practicing and playing on campus are
asked to contact Dr. Edward Mornin, Germanic Studies,
Language Programs.
Non-credit conversational programs in French, Spanish,
Japanese and Chinese begin the week of September 22.
A Saturday morning class in Teaching Languages to
Adults is also available. For more information, contact
Language Programs and Services, Centre for Continuing
Education, 222-5227.
Library Tours.
Guided tours of Main and Sedgewick Libraries will be
given weekdays September 8 to 19. Groups meet in the
Main Library entrance. Tours last about 45 minutes.
Everyone is welcome. 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Plant Sale.
The Friends ofthe UBC Botanical Garden are holding
their annual student plant sale Sept. 9, 10 & 11 from 12
noon to 5 p.m. The sale will be held in a NEW
LOCATION this year — The Main Garden Centre, 6250
Stadium Road (west of the Thunderbird Stadium).
Parking available.
Radiation Protection Courses.
The first session ofthe Radiation Protection Course is
scheduled for Sept. 22-25. The course is aimed at UBC
faculty, technicians and students who will be using
radioactive materials this year. All new users must
attend the course before ordering or handling any
radioisotope. Course sessions are scheduled for the
following periods: Sept. 22-25; Oct. 20-23; Nov. 17-20;
Dec. 15-18; Jan. 19-22; Feb. 23-26; March 23-26. All
sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, except those
in December and January, which will meet from 1 to 4
p.m. To register, send a memo to Armando E. Zea,
Radiation Protection Office, G-325, Acute Care Unit,
giving name, department, supervisor's name (if
applicable), office or lab phone number and first or
second choice of course dates. Telephone applications
are not allowed.


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