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lirst major B.C. solar energy conference here
The Solar Olympics, in which contestants attempt to convert water to steam with only the sun
as fuel, will be a highlight of an international conference on solar energy to be held next week at
Solwest 80, the first major solar conference ever
held in B.C., is sponsored jointly by the Solar
Energy Society of Canada and the Pacific Northwest Solar Energy Association. More than 1,000 official delegates are registered, with many more expected to attend public workshops and the Solar
Technical sessions of the conference run Aug. 6
through Aug. 9, with a number of day-long workshops for professionals scheduled for Tuesday,
Aug. 5. Public workshops are Aug. 9 and 10, and
the Solar Olympics Aug. 10.
Richard Kadulski of Vancouver, vice-president
of the Solar Energy Society of Canada and chairman of the Solwest 80 steering committee, said the
conference comes at a crucial point in the energy
history of Canada.
"This may be our last opportunity to examine
the potential of direct solar and related renewable
energies before the current uneconomic practice of
artificially supported oil prices collapses and we are
faced with the real jaws of an energy crisis."
He said the Solwest 80 conference should appeal
to three broad categories of participants: the inter-
The windmill-type structure on the roof of the
Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building is
actually a 500-watt wind turbine which monitors
the speed and direction of the wind and records it
on a micro-computer. With this information
Engineers will be able to determine what kinds
of energy, and how much power can be generated
through this type of windmill.
national community of scientists dedicated to the
research of solar renewable energies; the designers,
engineers and builders devoted to bringing the
theoretical knowledge generated by the scientists to
general use; and those members of the general
public who would like to see what solar energy can
do for them and who would like to learn how they
might contribute to the solar effort.
A series of hour-long public sessions Aug. 9 and
10 (with a fee of $1 per person per workshop) will
deal with such matters as solar greenhouses, solar
hot water systems for the home, swimming pool
heating systems, wood stove heating, earth house
construction, and wind energy.
Speakers at Solwest 80 include Diana Rains of
the California Energy Commission, Jacques Sicotte
of Montreal, president of the first Canadian
manufacturing comany to be devoted exclusively to
the solar energy industry, and Doug Balcomb,
president of the American section of the International Solar Energy Society.
Most conference sessions will be held in the
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre,
although the War Memorial Gymnasium and the
Student Union Building will also be used for
Solwest 80. Solar exhibitions, all open to the
public, will be set up in the central area of IRC and
in the lobby of the gym.
The Solar Olympics will start at 1 p.m. Aug. 10
at Maclnnes field, immediately north of the gym.
UBC re
Volume 26, Number 15. July 30, 1980. Published by Information Services, University of B.C., 6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5, 228-3131. Jim
Banham and Judie Sleeves, editors. ISSN 0497-2929.
Biely Research Prize awarded for cancer work
UBC Professor Julia Levy has
received the 1980 Jacob Biely
Research Prize for her research in
basic and applied immunology.
She and her research team have succeeded in developing a highly sensitive, quick and inexpensive test to
detect lung cancer at an early stage.
Most of her work concerns fundamental research on the mechanism
controlling the immune system. During the past 10 years she and her team
have tried to discover substances
manufactured by the body in its attempt to kill the cells of various forms
of cancer including intestinal cancer,
leukemia and lung cancer.
Lung cancer, Prof. Levy said, is a
major killer. Because early diagnosis is
difficult, 90 per cent of patients die
within five years. Early detection
would improve the survival rate enormously, Prof. Levy said
She and her team are currently trying to determine how effective their
detection test for lung cancer would
be on a mass scale.
As a cellular biologist, Prof. Levy is
an expert on how the body defends
itself from such invading foreign
substances as viruses and bacteria.
Prof. Levy began her work about 10
years ago when scientists were pessimistic about a breakthrough in cancer
work through studying the immune
system. Their scepticism followed exaggerated hopes in the 1960s of an imminent breakthrough in cancer
After five years of work, she and her
team had made little progress.
Then they made their first discovery. They found an antigen that
appeared to be common to all types of
lung cancer, but to no other forms of
She has received blood from health
research agencies for testing. Some of
the samples were from lung cancer
victims and some were from healthy
people. In each case she was able to
break the code and correctly identify
those with cancer.
At the moment the team is running
her test on a large number of samples
to see if it can be applied on a mass
scale as a screening device for early
detection of lung cancer.
The Biely Prize is awarded annually
to a UBC faculty member for distinguished research carried out during
the previous three years. It was
established by Mr. and Mrs. George
Biely in honor of Prof. Jacob Biely,
former head of UBC's Department of
Poultry Science. George Biely is Prof.
Biely's brother.
Prof. Julia Levy
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First appointment named to new UBC chair in accounting
Prof. Richard Mattessich is the first
appointment to the Arthur Andersen
and Company Alumni Chair in
Accounting in UBC's Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
The appointment to the endowed
chair is for a seven-year term. It was
made possible by an endowment from
the Arthur Andersen Foundation and
from Vancouver members of the international accounting firm, which has
offices across Canada.
Dr. Mattessich has taught accounting theory and research methodology
at UBC since 1967. He has been a
Ford Foundation Fellow, an Erskine
Fellow, a Killam Senior Fellow and
received the international Accounting
Literature Award of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
for 1972/73.
He recently served with the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research
Council as a member of its Consultative Group on Business, Management and Administrative Studies. He
now serves as a member of the electorate and Board of Nominations of
the "Accounting Hall of Fame" in the
United States. Several of his books on
accounting and svstems methodology
have been published in foreign editions.
UBC Commerce Dean Peter Lusztig
praised the members and management of Arthur Andersen and Co.
Vancouver office for their foresight in
providing the type of support which
"can help universities attract and retain the most distinguished faculty
members available. It can also offer
tangible benefits to the firm involved
by assisting in the development of re-
cruitable talent as well as supporting
Prof. Richard Mattessich
research and teaching in their particular field," he added.
R. Beverly Harrison, managing
partner of the firm's Vancouver office,
sees the funding of the chair, "as a way
that accounting firms can assist
universities to ensure that Canadian
, graduates are exposed to the best
brainpower available in the field."
Two new department heads and
one new director have been appointed
within the Faculty of Medicine.
Terence William Anderson has
been appointed head of the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, succeeding Cortlandt Mackenzie.
Dr. Mackenzie, who is also chairman
of the B.C. Pollution Control Board,
gave up the headship a year ago, remaining a professor within the depart -
ment. Dr. Anderson comes to UBC)
from the University of Toronto
Appointed head of the Department
of Physiology is John Russell Leusome.
a UBC physiologist since 1968. He su
ceeds Harold Copo   who retired [un
UBC history professor John Norri:-.
was appointed director of the Division
of the History of Medicine and Science. Dr. Norris, a native of Kelowna
and a graduate of UBC, fills a post left
vacant two years ago when Bill Gibson
left UBC to become chairman of the
Universities Council of B.C.
All three appointments, announced
by Dean of Medicine William Webber, are effective immediately.
Faculty okay pact
Members of the Faculty Association
have voted in favor of a new salary
agreement with the University.
The agreement provides for a
general increase of 8.6 per cent, from
July 1, 1980. Faculty members may
also be eligible for career progress increments, merit awards or salary adjustments to rectify inequities or
The general salary increase for professional and administrative staff is 10
per cent, matching the increase
negotiated by campus locals of the
Canadian Union of Public Employee:;
the International Union of Operatm r
Engineers and the Association. .,
University and College Empiovee UBCreports
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Stephen Mulford researches the properties of steel in UBC lab.
Summer jobs range
In a small aluminum boat on the Fraser River
two students tag salmon fry as part of ongoing
research on the salmon life cycle. In the basement
of the Museum of Anthropology more students are
cataloguing archeological artifacts found in a 1959
excavation. In the Music Building more than 7,000
pieces of music are being indexed by a music student. Diverse as these tasks are, all have one thing
in common — they are Youth Employment Program (YEP) projects being carried out by UBC
students this summer.
More than 600 UBC students are working under
the YEP this summer. The program, which is
funded by the Ministry of Labour, runs from May 1
to Aug. 31.
The projects range from performing arts — such
as the three productions by 15 members of the
Stage Campus '80 theatre company to be staged
this summer at UBC's Dorothy Somerset Studio —
to scientific research, to community services.
For instance, two agricultural sciences students,
Sarah Curtis and Clint Hilliard are manning the
Hortline, a telephone service for anyone with problems or queries about plant care. The Hortline
receives 40 to 60 calls a day with questions about
such things as diseases, insects, fruit and vegetable
care and the care of indoor plants.
Many of the projects involve updating material
used in courses at UBC. Ken Teng, a biology graduate, is designing labs for Zoology 411, which
doesn't presently have a lab section. Ronalie Cor-
bett, an education student, is gathering information on effective speech communication for teachers. The material will be used in Education 416, a
course on improving the communication skills of
prospective teachers.
For the community education program,
Catherine Fisher, who graduated this year from
that program, is putting together a resource file of
lesson plans and ideas for the community ed
students to use on their practicums.
Feeling of garden party
In keeping with the old-fashioned theme of the
day, Karen Todhunter from the Centre for
Continuing Education donned a turn-of-the-
century tennis outfit for her duties at the
registration desk. Prior to the party, she
modelled it in front of the mansion, which
proved a perfect setting for the event. The
garden party was a CCE summer event which
drew nearly 150 people.
"There! That should do it," is the comment as
the final touch is put on a costume display as
part of the event. The Canadiana Costume
Society's involvement provided the perfect
background of authentic dress from the early
1900's. In addition to dressing the part
themselves, members set up a display inside
Cecil Green Mansion of some of the group's
collection of costumes.
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from lab to river
Some of the projects combine gathering information for UBC courses and becoming involved in off-
campus organisations. Will Sluis, a graduate of the
School of Physical Education and Recreation, is interviewing members of the B.C. Sports Hall of
Fame. The resulting tapes will be used at the Sports
Hall of Fame to preserve information about individual careers, and will be used at UBC in the
teaching of sports history courses.
One of a number of students working on scientific research is Stephen Mulford. He is conducting
tests of the cooling rate of steel to see how different
rates affect the structure and strength of the steel.
The tests, which are being done with equipment
designed and built at UBC this summer, will provide information enabling steel manufacturers to
produce steel with specific properties for their
While most of the projects are underway on the
Point Grey campus, some students are working in
other areas in the Lower Mainland. Ken Young, a
history student, is working out of his Delta home
locating, identifying and copying historical
photographs of life and industry in the Delta area.
The results of his summer work will be available in
the Delta Museum.
Some projects are being undertaken even further
away from Vancouver. George Rushworth, an agricultural sciences student, is conducting surveys in
Prince George, Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton and
"Vernon about UBC's Agricultural Sciences Interior
Program, which offers UBC courses at community
colleges in Interior centres. Mr. Rushworth is finding out from Interior science students what courses
already offered by the program are most valuable
and what courses the students would like to see
added to the Interior program.
Grants to the University for YEP projects this
summer will total $1.22 million.
at Cecil Green Park
Ross Chandler (left) and Doug Hallson (right) tag salmon on Fraser River.
else in time
Many of the participants — who ranged in age
from babies to their grandparents — also
came in costume, such as these two fans of the
game of croquet. The old-fashioned garden
party was the first such event staged by CCE,
but if success is any criteria, it probably won't
be the last.
Adding to the turn-of-the-century atmosphere
with some old-time songs were the Confederation House Singers. Dressed in gaily-colored
reproductions of early 1900 costumes, the
singers gave afternoon and evening performances on the spacious patio of Cecil Green
Mansion. UBCalendar
Events in the week of:
Aug. 10 to Aug. 16 Deadline is 5 p.m. July 30
(a day earlier because of B.C. Day )
Aug. 17 to Aug. 23 Deadline is 5 p.m. Aug. 7
Send notices to Information Services, 6328 Memorial Rd.
(Old Administration Building), Campus. For further information call 228-3131.
12 noon     TODAY'S   THEATRE   performance   events.
Tessa Warburton, Director; Bob Turner, Producer; Paul Grant, Musician. Repeated at 2:00
p.m. and followed at 3:30 p.m. by participatory
workshop on music/communication for the adult
and child. Performance fee: $1 a person; Workshop fee: $3 a person. Hut 89, 2727 Acadia Road,
campus. For information call Bob at 228-9803;
Tessa at 228-9673.
Long Beach. Call 228-5021 for details.
B.C. Day. University closed.
Hackleman, french horn; and Robin Chow,
piano, perform Music of Schumann, Wilder,
Sinigaglia and Beethoven. Recital Hall, Music
12:30 p.m. SUMMER SOUNDS '80. Summer Session
Association presents a free concert with David
Jones Quartet. Music Building.
12:30 p.m. SUMMER SOUNDS '80. Summer Session
Association presents a free concert with Pacific
Brass. Clock Tower.
3:30 p.m. FINANCE SEMINAR. Dr. Karl Borch, Institute
of Insurance, The Norwegian School of
Economics and Business Administration, on Problems in the Economics of Uncertainty. Penthouse, Angus Building.
Bavarian Gardens, Grouse Mountain. Registration fee: $14, members; $18, non-members.
Seating limited; registrations close Friday, Aug. 1,
1980. Information 228-2181, locals 223 or 272.
12:30 p.m. SUMMER SOUNDS '80. Summer Session
Association presents a free concert with Fraser
Valley Wind Quintet. Music Building.
Costanzi, violin; Rita Tursi-Costanzi, harp; and
Kazuo Tokito, flute, perform Music of Miyage,
Persichetti, Tournier, Grieg, Donizetti, Grand-
jany and Ibert. Recital Hall, Music Building.
Martin, Dramatic Art, University of Iowa, and
vocal coach for the University Theatre, on Touching the Silence: Communicating the Gospel in
Our Time. St. John's (Shaughnessy) Anglican
Church, 1490 Nanton Ave., Vancouver.
12:30 p.m. SUMMER SOUNDS '80. Summer Session
Association presents a free concert with Ken
Ogilvie Quartet. SUB.
7:00 p.m. FACULTY CLUB Summer Salmon and Beef
Barbecue and Dance. Dining from 7 to 9 p.m.;
dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $14.50 per person.
Reservations required. Please indicate whether
you prefer salmon or beef when making your
reservation. Music by the "City Haul" Orchestra.
Members and guests only.
8:00 p.m. GAY PEOPLE OF UBC host a concert in conjunction with Vancouver's 4th "Gay Unity Week.
Rebecca Valrejean, song-writer, vocalist, in
concert "with pianist David RoundeU. Recital
Hall, Music Building. For further information,
please contact Richard at 684-0552.
8:00 a.m. ECONOJCAPE. Seminar on Investments with
experts in Gold, Real Estate, Art, Stocks, Pensions and Tax Planning. Student Union Building
Ballroom. For information, call 681-5226 Fee
The Student Health Service has now moved into the Walter
C. Koerner acute care unit on campus except for x-ray services and the student hospital which remain at the Wesbrook
Building at present.
Campus emergencies will be handled by Student Health Service Monday to Friday, 8 a.r". to 4 p.m. After-hours
emergencies should be directed :n he third-floor University
Health Service Hospital in the Wesbrook Building. This
emergency service will continue until fall, 1980
NATO Advanced Study Institute — Generalized Concavity
in Optimization and Economics — Aug. 4-14, Curtis
Building (Faculty of Law), UBC. For research workers in the
fields of applied mathematics, operations research and
economics. Further information available from Prof. William
Ziemba, local 5304.
The School of Physical Education and Recre?fion offers a
comprehensive physical fitness assessment through the John
M. Buchanan Fitness and Research Centre in the Aquatic
Centre. A complete assessment takes about an hour and encompasses various fitness tests, interpretation of results,
detailed counselling and an exercise prescription. The assessment costs $15 for students and $20 for all others. To arrange
an appointment, call 228-3996.
We need volunteers to participate in experiments on emotional feelings and verbal memory. The study takes about one
hour to complete, and participants will be paid $5. Complete
feedback will be provided. Call the UBC Psychophysiology lab
at 228-2756 and ask for Sandy.
An exhibition, entitled The Fibre Edge, an exploration of
painterly, architectonic and sculptural concerns in fibrous
materials, continues until August 15; Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. Fine Arts Gallery, basement,
Main Library.
Alphabets of 12-year-olds: Embroidered Samplers of the
Saskatchewan Hutterites is the title of the summer display in
the Main Library display case, north wing, 5th floor. On all
summer during library hours.
During August, the Auditorium Snack Bar will be open from
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; the SUB Snack Bar will open from
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and the IRC Snack Bar and Barn
Coffee Shop will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The
Education Snack Bar, Buchanan Snack Bar and Bus Stop
Coffee Shop will all open at 7:45 a.m., with Buchanan closing at 1:30 p.m., Education at 3:30 p.m., and Bus Stop at
4:00 p.m. The Mobile Snack Truck, Ponderosa Snack Bar
and Gymn Snack Bar will be closed.
Guided walking tours of the UBC campus are now available
Monday through Friday, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Advance
notice appreciated if possible, by phoning 228-3131. Tours
can include the geology museum, the libraries, and Botanical
Garden, including the Rose Garden and Nitobe Garden.
Special tours for groups can also be arranged.
A three-day raft trip from Spences Bridge to Yale Aug. 9-11
with Ray Cox, geologist, Douglas College. $175 includes
meals. Phone the Centre for Continuing Education,
Habeas Corpus by Alan Bennett, directed by Rex Buckle,
opens Wednesday, Aug. 6, and continues until Saturday,
Aug. 16, at 8 p.m. in the Dorothy Somerset Studio. Admission, $3.50; students and seniors, $2.50; Sunday, pay as you
can. Tickets and reservations, 228-2678, or at the door.
An expanded program of sports activities will be offered in
the summer of 1980 by the School of Physical Education and
Recreation. For further information on any of the activities
listed below, call 228-3688.
ICE HOCKEY - for boys aged 11-16. Evening school Aug.
18-29. $45.
All the above activities ivu! be held at the Thunderbird
Winter Sports Centre, the Osborne Centre and adjacent playing fields on Thunderbird Blvd.
The Woodward Biomedical Library is exhibiting material
from its Rare Book Collection on four topics, to coincide with
various summer conferences. Titles of the exhibits, which run
to September are: Taxonomic Keys: an early history from
Aristotle to Lamarck; Rare Falconry Books; Konrad
Gesner's botanical drawings in facsimile; and Salmon:
Canada's plea for a threatened species. Exhibits are in the
information area of the Woodward Library Concourse and in
the Memorial Room.
The Child Study Centre, Faculty of Education, is now accepting applications for nursery school, three- and four-year old
children, for the Winter Session (Sept., 1980 - May, 1981.)
For information, call 228-6328.
Through August, the museum's hours will be 12 noon to 9:00
p.m. on Tuesdays and 12 noon to 7:00 p.m. Wednesdays
through Sundays. It is closed Mondays. For information
about museum activities call Hindy Ratner at 228 5087.
Until Thanksgiving: Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to half an
hour before sunset.
International House needs temporary and permanent accommodation for international students. If you have sleeping
rooms, suites or shared accommodation available and would
like to list, please call 228-5021.
The UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program operates 15
clinics throughout the Lower Mainland which offer free legal
assistance to people with low incomes. For information about
the clinic nearest you, call 228-5791 or 872-0271.
Campus Lost & Found is located in Brock Hall 112A and is
open on Tuesdays from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.; Wednesdays
from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; and on Thursdays from 11:00
a.m. to 12 noon. The office telephone number is 228-5751.
Campus group set up for single parents
Sandra Beavan is a second-year industrial relations        Ms. Beavan, who has a 14-year-old son Jon. "It's good
student at UBC. She is also a single parent. Because she        for them to be around other kids who understand their
understands the difficulties of combining the two, she
is spending her summer working on projects to help
meet the needs of single parent students.
"A single parent student has all the problems of a
student and all the problems of a single parent. At exam time these people have to worry about taking care
of the son or daughter who came down with the measles
on top of studying for exams," she says.
Ms. Beavan is working out of the Women Students'
Office in Brock Hall. One of her projects is setting up
an AMS group for single parent students. People who
have heard about the group and are interested have
been meeting informally throughout the summer.
The purpose of the group is to bring men and
women with a common situation together, provide
resources such as babysitting, and encourage members
to enjoy an active social life.
"Often single parents get cut off from fun," says Ms.
Beavan. "In this group we want to get people who
understand each other's financial and emotional situations and get them out hiking, camping, dancing, going to the theatre, concerts or dinner — whatever they
want to do. One of the ideas behind the group is to take
turns babysitting for each other to alleviate one of the
financial problems of going out."
Gillian Walker of the Women Students' Office
estimates that a third of those in family housing on
campus are single parent families.
Most of the social events planned for the group include the children. "Children in single parent families
have a little different dimension to their lives also," says
An aspect she is working on for families involved in
the group who don't have any immediate family in the
Vancouver area is extending the family to other
generations through a volunteer grandparents'
organization. She is focusing on senior citizens who
gather at UBC each year for the Summer Program for
Retired People. "Since these people are out on campus
they understand about university life. Having an extended family adds a lot to a single parent family."
Although Ms. Beavan is spending time organizing
the AMS group, her main task this summer is putting
together a directory of resources, both on and off the
UBC campus, for single parents. It will include the
names of other single parent groups, organizations
formed to help single parents adjust to their new
lifestyle, and counseling services available to single
parents. The directory will be distributed to service
agencies in the Lower Mainland when it is completed.
After she earns her degree, Ms. Beavan plans to work
in one of the service agencies in the area as an administrator.
She hopes the group outings she is planning will help
single parent students relax, enjoy themselves and leave
their problems at home. Although the group focuses on
social events it is not designed as a "dating service". "I
tell the group," says Ms. Beavan. go out and have a
good time, all else will follow."
For further information about the single parent
students' group contact Sandra Beavan through the
Women Students' Office, 228-2410.
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