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UBC Reports Oct 20, 1982

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 Administrative staff to get 7.64 per cent;
Commissioner says 'no' on faculty award
The city has changed a little since this photo was taken during the original Great Trek parade in downtown Vancouver, but
the spirit of '22 lives on. Great Trek '82, a 60th anniversary celebration, culminates with a parade on Saturday, Oct. 23.
Senate supports Great Trek Week
Great Trek Week, which winds up
Saturday with a downtown parade, was
endorsed last week by one of the original
Trekkers — Chancellor J.V. Clyne — and
by the Senate of the University.
A motion by student senator Lisa
Hebert-Stenger, calling for support of
Great Trek Week, was seconded by
Chancellor Clyne.
Ms. Hebert-Stenger's motion read as
"Whereas this year marks the 60th
anniversary of the 1922 Great Trek which
was undertaken as a response to the
government's failure to recognize the
importance of education and of our
University, and
"Whereas there exists a parallel in that
there is a failure to recognize the value of
"Be it resolved that the UBC Senate
endorses the Great Trek 1982 and
encourages all members of the University
community to take part in the week's
events, Oct. 18 to 23, 1982."
Saturday's parade leaves the Queen
Elizabeth Theatre at 11 a.m. The route is
up Georgia to Burrard, along Burrard to
Comox and along Comox to Bute.
Participants on foot will then be taken by
bus to the University. Floats from the
parade will circle the track at Thunderbird
Stadium during the half-time break of the
UBC-Saskatchewan football game, which
starts at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Meanwhile, tickets are still available for
the Founders Dinner and Dance to be held
Friday night in the ballroom of the Student
Union Building. Tickets are $15 for
students or seniors, $25 for others. They
are available at the AMS box office in SUB
and from the Alumni Association.
UBC grad Pierre Berton will be guest
speaker at Friday's dinner.
Students warned on cheating
UBC students have been warned by
President Douglas Kenny that academic
misconduct will not be tolerated at the
In a memo to all students, included with
'Confirmation of Enrolment' notices being
mailed this week, Dr. Kenny noted that
during the 1981-82 session, 10 students
were suspended for periods ranging from
one summer session to three years. All of
the suspensions were imposed for academic
"I am concerned about the matter
because the University should stand for
truth and honesty," President Kenny said
in his note to students.
Students were advised that any
suspension imposed is recorded on a
student's permanent record.
A similar note on academic misconduct
was issued by the president a year ago.
UBC's 500 non-union, non-faculty
employees will receive salary increases
averaging 7.64 per cent, retroactive to
July 1, but it's back to arbitration for the
University and the Faculty Association.
Increases for administrative and
professional staff were approved Oct. 5 by
the UBC Board of Governors and approved
a week later by Compensation Stabilization
Commissioner Ed Peck.
Although the increases average out at
7.64 per cent, the actual increases will
range from 5 to 10 per cent, with
employees at the bottom end of the scale
receiving 10 per cent and those at the top
receiving only 5.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Peck ruled on
Oct. 14 that an arbitration award to
faculty by Vancouver lawyer Ronald
Holmes is in excess of the provincial
government's wage guidelines.
Mr. Peck referred the matter back to
Mr. Holmes.
The arbitration award called for a
general salary increase to faculty of 9 per
cent. An additional 3 per cent would cover
career progress increments, merit awards
and inequity or anomaly adjustments. Last
year, 84 per cent of faculty received career
progress increments, 38 per cent received
merit increases, and 29 per cent received
inequity or anomaly raises.
In rejecting the award, Mr. Peck also
directed the parties to "consider the impact
on the University's ability to pay resulting
from cuts in its grant monies."
UBC's general operating grant from the
provincial government, announced in April
as $179.2 million, was reduced in
September to $172.3 million. What had
been an original increase over the 1981-82
grant of 10.8 per cent, was reduced to an
increase equalling 6.5 per cent.
Mr. Peck said in his 11-page ruling that
the career progress increments (1.5 per
cent) and merit awards (.75 per cent)
"constitute bona fide increment plan
components for the purposes of the
Guidelines" but he held that the anomaly
and inequity component (.75 per cent) did
The commissioner wrote:
"The basic income factor for the
Association group for the first Guideline
year would appear to attract a value of 6
per cent. The experience adjustment factor
for the group has a value of + 2 per cent
. . . The indicated Guideline increase for
the group, therefore, appears to be 8 per
cent, and must include the Inequity and
Anomaly Adjustment component of the
Career Advancement Plan (.75 per cent).
"The overall guideline, however, is
subject to the retention of job security and
the preservation of services within the
University's ability to pay."
Meanwhile, negotiations are continuing
between the University and the Association
of University and College Employees
(AUCE). The AUCE contract expired
March 31. UBC Reports October 20, 1982
The Yukon Teacher Education Program,
initiated five years ago by UBC's Faculty of
Education, has broadened its scope this
year, and residents of the Yukon can now
also work towards a degree in Arts from
The program, renamed the Yukon
Program in Arts and Education, enrolled
115 students in 20 courses this fall.
"Education students are required to take
several Arts courses in their first two years,
so my faculty has participated in the
Yukon program since it began," said Arts
dean Robert Will. "But this is the first year
we've offered courses for credit towards a
Bachelor of Arts degree."
The program is funded by the
Department of Education in the Yukon,
and is based in Whitehorse. Aaron
Senkpiel, a sessional lecturer in UBC's
English department, co-ordinates the
"In the past we've sent UBC faculty up
to teach most of the courses," said
Education dean Dan Birch. "But this year
we're relying to a greater extent on local
residents who meet UBC teaching
qualifications. Many of them are former
UBC graduate students."
The Faculty of Education offers the first
three years of its baccalaureate program at
the Yukon centre, and in previous years
has also offered a one-year professional
program for students who already hold
undergraduate degrees.
"We decided not to run the one-year
program this fall because the need wasn't
as great as it has been," said Dean Birch.
"But we plan to offer it again next year."
Education courses being offered this fall
include microcomputer applications in
education, applied linguistics for teachers,
cross-cultural education and native
programs in education. Students can also
take two courses through the Knowledge
The Faculty of Arts now offers the first
two years of its four-year program. Courses
are being given this fall in English, French,
anthropology and sociology, economics,
psychology, philosophy and history.
Mathematics and geology are also offered
to meet the science requirement in the arts
and education programs.
"The Yukon program isn't intended to
be a permanent thing," said Dean Will.
"UBC is providing the first step in the
eventual establishment of an independent
Yukon college.
"Until then, we are providing
educational support for residents who are
unable to attend a college or university
outside the Yukon."
Dean Birch notes that the range of
people taking part in the program is
"Aaron Senkpiel reports this fall that
there are more men enrolled in the
program than ever before, and that the
average age of students in the program this
year is 24 (down from 28 to 30 in previous
years) because of the increased number of
students attending straight from high
Discovery Fair
The third annual Discovery Fair opens
today (Oct. 20) at the Robson Square
Media Centre, and continues until
Thursday, Oct. 28.
UBC has seven exhibits in the science
fair, which is sponsored by the Ministry of
Universities, Science and Communications.
Discovery Fair offers an opportunity for the
public to see research achievements of B.C.
universities, research centres and industry.
The fair is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to
6 p.m.
Lisa Cox, a second-year civil engineering student, and David Asano, a second-
year student in electrical engineering, each received $100 awards recently from
the Employers' Advisory Council of the UBC Co-operative Education Program,
for outstanding technical reports written this summer. Miss Cox, who worked at
B.C. Hydro this summer, prepared a report on "Development of an Oil Spill
Containment Plan for Valleyview Substation" and Mr. Asano, a TRIUMF
employee for the summer, wrote on "A Power Supply for the ISIS Beamline
Steering Plates. " The two technical reports were chosen from 90 that were
New 'town-gown' series
at Cecil Green Park
A series of four free talks designed to
bring campus and community together will
start early next month at Cecil Green Park,
headquarters of the UBC Alumni
The series is  Fall Forums 82' and
Alumni Association executive director Peter
Jones says the topics have been chosen
because of their relevance to the general
"Universities should be places where
controversial topics can be discussed
openly, honestly and respectfully," said Dr.
Jones.   "We hope the forums will become a
part of this tradition in areas where
community and University views tend to
Dr. Jones said any significant consensus
achieved will be brought to the attention of
the UBC administration.
The forums will be held on Thursdays,
from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., and will include
open discussion periods.
The inaugural forum will be held Nov. 4
and will feature two speakers       Dr. Jean
Elder, associate professor of history at
UBC, and Mr. J.P. (Jim) Cooney, manager
of government affairs at Placer
Developments Ltd.
Their topic is Skilled Trade or an
Education: Should Graduates be Doers or
Thinkers?' The function of a university in
modern society will be discussed, and the
speakers will address the question of
whether universities should emphasize
education in a classical sense or whether
they should concentrate on providing
students with a saleable trade.
On Nov. 18, Prof. Larry Weiler, head of
the Department of Chemistry at UBC, will
speak on  A Day in the Life of a University
Professor." Dr. Weiler will describe the
tasks university professors are expected to
perform and how research, teaching and
tenure affect their work.
At the third forum, Nov. 25, UBC
chancellor J.V. Clyne will speak on 'A
President for the 80's.' Chancellor Clyne is
chairman of an advisory committee that is
screening candidates to succeed Dr.
Douglas Kenny, who steps down as UBC's
chief executive officer next June 30.
Mr. Clyne will discuss the qualifications
the committee hopes to find in the new
president and the role that he or she will
be expected to fill during the coming
The final forum will be held on Dec. 2,
with architect Byron Olson the main
speaker, on the topic 'The University
Endowment Lands: Park, Research Park or
Mr. Olson co-ordinated a 1977
government-funded study of the UEL, but
no action has been taken on the study
team's report. Mr. Olson will introduce the
UEL, outlining its history and giving
details of the study team's report.
The following student awards were
approved at the October meeting of
the UBC Senate. For more
information, contact the Office of
Awards and Financial Aid, at
Ambassador of Spain's Book Prizes — The
Spanish Embassy in Ottawa provides several
annual book prizes to students at UBC who have
achieved a high standing in the study of
Spanish. (Available in the 1982/83 winter
Canadian Society of Landscape Architects
Award of Merit — The Canadian Society of
Landscape Architects awards $200 each year to
a student in the graduating class who, in the
opinion of the faculty, exhibits outstanding
imagination, innovation and ingenuity in
extending and developing the field of landscape
architecture. (Available in the 1981/82 winter
Ghent Davis Memorial Scholarship in Law —
An annual scholarship in the amount of
approximately $1,000 has been made available
by the late Frances Davis in memory of her
husband. The award will be made to a student
entering the Faculty of Law, in the combined
commerce and law option. (Available in the
1983/84 winter session.)
Forest History Prize — A prize of $100,
donated by Mr. W. Young, is awarded annually
for the best B.S.F. thesis in forestry on a forest
history topic. (Available in the 1982/83 winter
Rhona Clare Cillis Scholarships —
Scholarships to a total of approximately $3,500
per annum have been made available by the late
Rhona Clare Gillis. The awards will be made to
students in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
for study in practical agricultural and food
production systems. (Available in the 1983/84
winter session.)
Health Services Planning Alumni Association
Prize — A prize in the amount of $50 and a
certificate have been made available by the
Health Services Planning Alumni Association.
The award will be made to the graduating
student in the Department of Health Care and
Epidemiology, who obtains the highest standing.
(Available in the 1981/82 winter session.)
Alfred Lieblich Memorial Bursary — An
annual bursary in the amount of $500, to be
awarded in perpetuity, has been established by
Mrs. Gabriella Lieblich and her family in honor
of their husband and father, Alfred A. Lieblich.
The recipient, who must be registered for a full
program of studies in the Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration, must have a good
previous academic record and be in need of
financial assistance. (Available in the 1983/84
winter session.)
Muenster Memorial Merit Award — This
award was established by the students of the
chemistry department, in memory of Lothar J.
Muenster, an outstanding and enthusiastic
teacher of practical organic chemistry in the
department. It will be made to an
undergraduate showing conspicuous ability in
laboratory work in organic chemistry. (Available
in the 1981/82 winter session.)
Dr. John Wesley Neill Medal and Prize —
The British Columbia Society of Landscape
Architects yearly provides the Dr. John Wesley
Neill medal and prize to the outstanding
graduating student in landscape architecture.
The award recognizes that student who has
demonstrated a high level of academic
achievement, leadership ability and commitment
to the ideals of the profession and includes a
$500 travel stipend. The award honors the
founder of the program in landscape
architecture at UBC. (Available in the 1982/83
winter session.)
Robert Stephen Nikiforuk Memorial Bursary
— A bursary of $500 has been established by
Mrs. Joanne Shaffer in memory of her brother,
Robert S. Nikiforuk, who passed away at the
age of 26 years. This bursary will be awarded
annually to a student requiring financial
assistance in the Department of Music.
(Available in the 1982/83 winter session.)
Robillard Scholarship — The British Columbia
Society of Landscape Architects annually
provides a $1,000 award in the memory of
Raoul Robillard, to a third year student in
landscape architecture who, in the opinion of
the faculty, demonstrates excellence in small
scale landscape design. (Available in the
1983/84 winter session.) UBC Reports October 20, 1982
The old horse barn on B-lot
Alma Mater Society plans renovations.
Agreement reached on Grad Centre
The University and the Graduate
Student Society (GSS) have reached an
"amicable and satisfactory" agreement on
the conduct of the affairs of the Thea
Koerner House Graduate Student Centre.
The agreement is the result of
discussions that began in June and involved
GSS president Godwin Eni and members of
the GSS executive, Prof. Peter Burns, dean
of the UBC law faculty, and Dr. Robert
Smith, associate vice-president, academic.
The discussions followed the annual
general meeting of the members of the
Thea Koerner Graduate Student Society on
March 31, when a new constitution and
by-laws for the centre were approved.
These documents made no provision for
University representation on the board of
directors of the Thea Koerner House
Graduate Student Centre.
An administration spokesman said the
University's concern centred on its legal
obligation to ensure that the building is
used in accordance with the trust under
which it agreed to accept the funds from
the late Dr. Leon Koerner for construction
of the building in memory of his wife,
The University, the spokesman said,
agreed to accept the funds to construct a
building that would serve as a social centre
for graduate students.
Under the terms of the agreement
reached in mid-September, the University
and the Graduate Student Society will
establish a four-member Thea Koerner
House Trust Committee, which will be
responsible for "ensuring that the
provisions of the Koerner Trust with
respect to the management and use of
Thea Koerner House are observed."
The council of the Graduate Student
Society and the University will each name
two people to the trust committee. One of
each pair will hold office for a one-year
term, the other for a two-year term. Each
will be replaced by members appointed for
a two-year term and members will be
eligible for reappointment.
In order to ensure that the terms of the
trust are observed, the committee will have
access to "all necessary information" to
perform its role.
The committee will advise both the
society and the University "when it is of the
view that an action or intended action will
place the University in breach of the trust,"
and request a response from the Graduate
Student Society.
When the committee has considered the
response in the context of the Koerner
Trust, it will "inform the University and
the Graduate Student Society of its finding
on the response."
The University spokesman said that as a
result of the society's support for
establishment of the trust committee, the
University recognized the Graduate Student
Society's responsibility for the conduct of
the day-to-day affairs of Thea Koerner
"The University will continue to
recognize this responsibility as long as it is
satisfied that the society is acting in
accordance with the provisions of the
Koerner Trust," the spokesman said.
The University will also continue to
provide a number of services to the centre,
including light, heat, telephones and
cleaning, repair and garden services. The
centre also makes use, without charge, of
services provided by the University's
purchasing, employee relations, and
finance departments.
Under the new arrangement, the
management structure of the centre has
been reorganized and the GSS has also
developed a full schedule of social
programs for its members.
As part of the reorganization, Mr. James
Shea of Vancouver has been appointed to
the position of Director of Services,
effective Nov. 1.
The centre, located adjacent to UBC's
Faculty Club, was built in the early 1960s.
An addition, financed by a levy on all
graduate students, was completed in 1971.
AMS plan
for barn
A proposal by the Alma Mater Society to
preserve the old horse barn on Blot as a
multi-use building has been approved by
the Board of Governors.
The barn, built before 1919, was used
originally to house the horses that cleared
the land for the University. In recent years,
it has been used only for storage.
In a report to the Board, AMS president
Dave Frank said the barn would be of
great value to the campus if used as
Lower floor:
— two-bay garage located in the wing
for low cost student/faculty/staff do-it-
yourself car repairs;
— complete metal and woodworking
— small supervisor office;
— multi-purpose bookable work areas
for campus groups working on construction
or parking projects. This area would be
very flexible in its operation so it could also
be used for other purposes. Example:
outdoor resource centre providing sporting
equipment at low rental rates, or a
student-run bike shop;
— washroom facilities;
— small neighborhood pub;
The upper floor would be a single, large
multi-purpose room.
"It is our intention to maintain as much
of the current 'character' of the building as
possible," the report said.
Dave Frank said total cost of the
proposed renovations would be about
He said the barn proposal would be one
of several projects that will go before UBC
students in a referendum in November,
seeking an additional $20 per student in
AMS fees.
The AMS asked the University to be
responsible for heat, light and maintenance
of the building.
The Board said it would  look favorably'
upon making a contribution toward
maintenance and service costs, provided
the referendum is successful.
Grad society plans full program of events
A program committee of the Graduate
Student Society at UBC has organized a
series of debates, discussions and social
events which will run until the end of
August in the Graduate Student Centre.
Although one of the main purposes in
organizing the program was to bring
together graduate students in various
disciplines on campus, undergraduate
students, members of the UBC community
and the general public are also welcome to
"Until now, the Graduate Student
Centre has been known mainly as a place
to eat and drink," said program committee
chairman Rolf Brulhart. "We wanted it to
be a place where the intellectua   and social
needs of the students could be n ^' ;is
Mr. Brulhart said the committe.- tried to
focus on topics that would be of inerest to
people in different disciplines.
"Often what happens with graduate
students is that they spend a lot of their
time and concentration in one specialized
area and they don't have the opportunity
to find out what is happening in other
areas. We hope our program will give
people a chance to mix and exchange ideas
on an interdisciplinary level.
"We've also included events for families
and social events that are particularly
geared for faculty and departmental staff
who are involved with the graduate
Here is the lineup of events. For more
information, call 228-3202 or drop by the
office of the Graduate Student Centre.
• Oct. 21  — Looking over the Fence: a
debate on technology vs. the humanities.
7 p.m.
• Nov. 5 — Special Beer Garden for
graduate students, faculty and
departmental staff. 3-6 p.m.
• Nov. 16 — UBC and the Community: a
discussion on nuclear disarmament. 7 p.m.
• Nov. 19 - Folk Night. 8:30 p.m.
• Nov. 26 —* Pre-Christmas Dance. 8 p.m.
• Dec. 18 — Family Christmas: Santa
comes to the Grad Centre. 5 p.m.
• Jan. 18 — Looking over the Fence:
Ethics and Science, Privacy vs. Research.?
3:30 p.m.
• Feb. 4 - Folk Night. 8:30 p.m.
• Feb. 9 — UBC and the Community: a
discussion on PIRG (Public Interest
Research Group). 7 p.m.
• Feb. 11  — Valentine's Dance. 8 p.m.
• Feb. 22 — UBC and the Community: a
discussion on Health vs. Medicine. 7 p.m.
• March 4 — Special Beer garden for
graduate students, departmental staff and
faculty. 3 6 p.m.
• March 4 - Folk Night. 8:30 p.m.
• March 9 — Looking over the Fence: a
discussion on social sciences and the arts.
7 p.m.
• March 24 — UBC and the Community:
Lifelong Learning and You. 7 p.m.
• April 28 — Finale Dance. 8 p.m.
• May 10 — Looking over the Fence: a
debate on artificial intelligence. 7 p.m.
During the summer, the Graduate
Student Society will be organizing events
centred on participants from various
conferences being held on the UBC
campus, including the Learned Societies,
the Sixth World Assembly of the Council
of Churches and the World Congress of
Anthropology and Ethnology.
'Friends' sponsor special garden talk
The UBC Friends of the Botanical
Garden are sponsoring a special lecture on
Thursday, Oct. 28, by John Neill, professor
emeritus of plant science and the first
director of UBC's landscape architecture
He will speak on "The Japanese
Perspective in Western Gardens" at 8 p.m.
in the auditorium of the Asian Centre.
Prof. Neill has been associated with the
University for the past 33 years. In
addition to his teaching and administrative
duties in the Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences, he has served as the associate
director of the Botanical Garden and
supervised the construction of the Nitobe
Memorial Garden.
He is currently president of the B.C.
Society of Landscape Architects and a
fellow of the Canadian Society of
Landscape Architects.
Tickets for the lecture are $4. For
information, call 228-3928. UBC Reports October 20, 1982
Aggie grads have no job worries
If you're looking for graduates of UBC's
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, one place
you won't have to bother checking is the
unemployment line.
Dean Warren Kitts says that there is a
great demand for agricultural scientists in
the Canadian food production and
processing industry.
"Even when a country is going through
bad economic times, people still depend on
the food industry," he says. "The scope of
agricultural sciences is so broad that we
have difficulty filling the positions
UBC's Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
offers two baccalaureate degrees in seven
different areas of agriculture. This year,
there are about 340 students enrolled in
the Bachelor of Science (Agr.) program in
the areas of plant science, soil science,
agricultural economics, animal science,
bio-resource engineering and agricultural
mechanics, lood science and poultry
science. About 80 students are enrolled in
a 4-year program leading to a Bachelor of
Landscape Architecture degree (a
component of the plant science
department). Although only 2 out of the
60 teaching staff in the faculty are women.
times are changing in the field of
agricultural sciences and women currently
make up 58 per cent of the total student
population in the faculty.
"We also have a very strong graduate
program," says Dean Kitts. "We have
about 170 students working towards
master's and doctoral degrees."
Dean Kitts stresses that the main focus of
his faculty is science and research. "I think
our faculty has an unfortunate image in
the eyes of some people. We're looked
upon as being some kind of cow college'.
It's hard to get through to some people
that we are scientists improving the
technology of food systems. We don't train
graduates to clean out barns.
"British Columbia is a unique area in
terms of food production, and our faculty
and students have to be first-class in order
to deal with its complexities."
One of the reasons careful management
is essential in B.C.'s food industry is that
only three to four per cent of the land in
the province is suitable for food
"Although the percentage of usable land
isn't high, B.C. excels in the dairy cattle
industry, in the production of meat, eggs,
poultry, tree fruits, small fruits, potatoes
and in growing ornamentals such as flowers
and shrubs," says Dean Kitts. "This can
only be accomplished through the
implementation of advanced technology.
At the moment. B.C. produces about
half of its own food, but we're working to
increase that to 65 per cent. One of the
problems we have is that agriculture
producers lose more land each year
through urban development and land
The food production and processing
industry is the number one employer in
Canada.   "The range of jobs in the
Canadian food industry is immense," says
Dean Kitts.   "Our students are involved in
everything from crop protection, pollution
control, soil analysis, watershed
management, crop development and food
quality control to fisheries equipment
design and resource management and
"They find jobs with the ministries of
agriculture and food, forests, mines,
environment and recreation in both the
provincial and federal government across
Canada and in private industry.
"Agriculture Canada alone requires 20 to
35 new doctoral graduates each year."
Many graduates of the faculty branch
out into other areas of the University.
"Agricultural Sciences students can use
their undergraduate degree to go into
medicine, dentistry, the fifth year
education program, the MBA program in
commerce or veterinary medicine in
Saskatchewan or Ontario.
"I think it's an area of study that opens
a lot of doors."
Dean Kitts admits that the decline in
budgets for higher education is taking its
toll of the agricultural sciences faculty.
"Like most faculties on campus, we're
finding it harder to attract and keep
researchers of the calibre we've had so far.
Agricultural Sciences has a very strong
research program, and it's very distressing
for me to see some of my top men and
women leaving for jobs in private industry
and the government.
"It's hard for members of my faculty to
continue the quality of research they've
been doing with equipment that is
becoming increasingly outdated. I think
one of the main challenges my faculty faces
right now is to maintain the standard of
teaching and research we've developed so
According to Dean Kitts, Canada is one
of the leaders in the world in terms of
agricultural technology.
"I'd like to think we're as advanced as
the United States as well, but at the
moment they're ahead of us in the
management of food systems. But
Canadians are doing some first-rate
research, and we're definitely competitive
with the States."
One of the areas that faculty members at
UBC are exploring is the development of
crops suited explicitly to our climate.
"We are a northern country, and we
should be developing varieties of grains
and other crops that are suited for a
northern climate. We receive a lot from
the United States in terms of grain
varieties, but they have a more temperate
climate, and I think Canadian producers
could greatly improve their crops if our
own varieties were developed," says Dean
The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences is
one of the most visible UBC faculties
outside the Lower Mainland. It offers
courses in Prince George, Kamloops,
Vernon, Kelowna, Dawson Creek,
Penticton and Williams Lake, and is
currently exploring the possibility of
offering programs in Smithers and Terrace.
"My faculty members are very
committed to the idea of taking UBC to
the people of British Columbia," says Dean
Kitts. "They are out giving lectures and
Warren Kitts
workshops in various parts of the province
on a continuous basis."
Dean Kitts would like to see this outside
involvement of his faculty expand on an
international level.
"Until now, members of the faculty have
been involved in consulting with nations in
various parts of the world, but it's been on
an individual basis.
"One of my goals for this faculty is to
establish student and faculty exchange
programs and consulting services by
members of my departments at an
international level as a group, not just
Dean Kitts recently returned from
Poland, where he initiated an agreement
between UBC and the University of
Warsaw. He is leaving on a trip to
Southeast Asia at the beginning of
November to visit various colleges and
universities that have agriculture programs.
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Mike Wallace
Political science professor Mike Wallace
has been selected as the first winner of the
Karl W. Deutsch Award in Peace Research
by the World Academy of Art and Science
and the Peace Science Society.
The award commemorates the life work
of Karl Deutsch, Stanfield Professor of
International Peace at Harvard University.
The award citation described Prof.
Wallace of UBC as "an outstanding young
scholar whose work is especially notable for
its contributions to peace science and
international relations.
"Your research, we feel, is characterized
by its breadth, creativity, rigor, and
especially for its explicit moral
commitment and clear political relevance.
"More specifically, you have made
impressive contributions on the dynamics
of arms races among major powers."
Dr. Helmut A. Mueller of UBC has
been elected vice-president of the
American College of Radiology.
Dr. Mueller is a clinical professor of
radiology in UBC's Department of
Diagnostic Radiology and director of
diagnostic radiology at the Cancer Control
Agency of B.C.
Johannes Worst, a 25-year employee of
the University, retired at the end of
September from the Department of
Biochemistry. He was a senior technician
in the department.
Other recent retirals at UBC include
Robert Wallace who worked in UBC's
Department of Physical Plant for 22 years,
En-Phin Lai, a stores clerk in the
Department of Chemistry who retired after
13 years, and Florence Allen, a member
of the Physical Plant staff for the past 4
Jindra Kulich, director of UBC's Centre
for Continuing Education, has produced
his third major bibliography on
comparative adult education. Adult
Education in Continental Europe: An
Annoted Bibliography of English-language
Materials 1975-1979 is the title and it
includes 836 items. Copies are available, at
$12, from the centre.
UBC professor named
as advisor to
A professor at UBC has become advisor
to China on mental health.
Prof. Tsung-Yi-Lin of UBC's
Department of Psychiatry is advisor to the
Chinese Minister of Health on mental
health and psychiatry. Dr. Lin has also
been made an honorary professor of
Beijing Medical College, the foremost
medical school in China.
Only two other non-nationals have
become honorary professors in the 70-year
history of the medical college.
Dr. Lin is known as a pioneer in
providing a scientific basis for identifying
international psychiatric problems that
spread across national and cultural
boundaries and are independent of social
organization or cultural patterns.
He was born in Taiwan and received his
early training there and in Japan. He later
studied at Harvard University and the
Maudsley Hospital in England before
becoming the first professor of psychiatry
at the National Taiwan University.
He has had a life-long association with
the World Health Organization in Geneva.
While at WHO on a full-time basis, he
initiated a pilot study to define
international standards for diagnosing
Dr. Lin has also been closely associated
with an international movement to improve
mental health conditions, particularly in
the Third World, where mental health is
sometimes given a low priority.
He is currently president of the World
Federation for Mental Health which has its
headquarters at UBC.
United Way needs more for objective
Contributions to this year's United Way
Campaign at UBC are running well ahead
of last year, but the objective of $110,000
is still more than $30,000 away.
The campaign has been cut to 6 weeks
from 10, and pledge statements should be
returned to the finance department before
Nov. 1. The campus campaign raised
$97,223 last year.
Gordon MacFarlane, chairman of the
Lower Mainland campaign, said donations
everywhere are higher this year.
"There is no doubt in my mind that
these very difficult times point up more
than ever the worth and value of United
Way to everyone who lives in the Lower
Mainland," he said. "There is no single
organization doing more for the good of
our community, and there is no single
organization more worthy of support."
The United Way helps fund 84 member
agencies, which offer a variety of 'human
care' services to the community. UBC Reports October 20, 1982
Timmy Walker, son of UBC psychologist Dr. Lawrence Walker, takes an early
interest in dad's career as he participates in a study conducted by Dr. Merry
Bullock on causal understanding in children.
UBC psychologist challenges
theories on cause and effect
Most psychologists today believe that
humans learn about cause and effect
relationships through experience, and that
we don't start making accurate judgements
in cause and effect situations until late
But Dr. Merry Bullock, an assistant
professor of psychology at UBC, is
challenging this idea.
"It's been my experience that children
realize at quite an early age that there are
only certain ways that events can happen,"
says Dr. Bullock. "I believe children have
assumptions about what constitutes a cause
and an effect as early as four years old.
This allows them to make systematic
predictions and judgements."
Dr. Bullock, who joined UBC in 1979
after several years at the University of
Pennsylvania, has been conducting a series
of studies since 1976 which explore how
young children organize information to
understand cause and effect relationships.
And since her experiments are conducted
using a variety of toys and games, she has
no problem finding willing volunteers to
take part in her research.
"Most of the literature written on causal
reasoning indicates that children don't
begin to make rational judgements until
they are eight or nine years old," says Dr.
Bullock. "It's also believed that even when
children have learned how a cause and
effect mechanism works in one situation,
they won't apply it appropriately to other
situations. My research results so far
contradict these models."
Dr. Bullock sets up situations, using toys
such as the Snoopy jack-in-the-box'
pictured above, where an  effect' occurs
and there are several different possible
causes. She conducts her experiments with
three-, four- and five-year-olds from
various day care centres in Vancouver.
"The children almost always differentiate
between what is and isn't a plausible cause
in the situation," she says, "although the
five-year-olds definitely have a better
articulated understanding of cause and
effect than the three-year-olds.
"Responses from the three-year-olds are
similar to those of the older children in
situations where the sequence of events is
quite simple. When things get a little more
complex, however, the three-year-olds get
confused while the four- and five-year-olds
can still make fairly accurate predictions
and suggestions. But the striking finding is
how systematic even the three-year-olds are
if we give them a way to show what they
Some of the differences between earlier
research and Dr. Bullock's findings may
have resulted from a lack of
"I've looked at some of the studies that
form the basis for current theories, and I
think inaccuracies may have occurred
because of the way the children were
questioned," says Dr. Bullock.
"If you ask children why something
happened they will often come up with
some abstract explanation like "it wanted
to" or "it was magic." This may be what
led psychologists to believe that younger
children give animate characteristics to
inanimate objects, i.e. "the chair fell down
because it was tired."
"I've found that if you ask children what
happened instead of why did it happen,
they will describe the event and its possible
causes quite accurately."
Dr. Bullock is also looking at the
underlying principles of causal reasoning in
young children to see if her findings can be
applied to other areas of thinking as well.
"If it does turn out that children have an
early understanding and knowledge of
cause and effect, it may be because they
are predisposed to rapidly develop causal
reasoning. Just as babies pay more
attention to the sound of a human voice
than other sounds in their environment
(presumably because humans are essential
to their survival) it could be that children
are able to understand causal relationships
earlier than other kinds of thinking since
these relationships are critical in our day-
to-day life."
Dr. Bullock may get some insight into
this question as she heads back to the
drawing board (or the toy box, as the case
may be), to design her next set of
Grade 12 students
rate UBC highest
Although fewer grade 12 students are
going on to university and more are opting
for community colleges, the University of
British Columbia remains as the preferred
choice of those students.
That is one of the findings of the B.C.
Post-Secondary Education Enrollment
Forecasting Committee, which has recently
published the results of its latest survey:
Plans and Profile Characteristics of Grade
12 Students in British Columbia 1981.'
The survey is a follow-up to a similar
one conducted in 1976, and shows some
significant changes in the views of the
grade 12 students.
Here are some of the highlights of the
— In 1976, 16.5 per cent of the students
'Nurse of the
year' speaks
here Oct. 28
Prof. Amy Zelmer, a noted nursing
educator and consultant, will give this
year's Marion Woodward public lecture at
She will speak on "Professional
Education in Tomorrow's University." The
free lecture, which is presented annually
through UBC's School of Nursing, takes
place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, in
Lecture Hall 6 of the Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre.
Prof. Zelmer is the associate vice-
president, academic, at the University of
Alberta. She is the first nurse to become an
academic vice-president in a Canadian
Before her appointment to that position
in 1980, she was the dean of the Faculty of
Nursing at the University of Alberta. She
has also worked as a health education
specialist in Southeast Asia for the World
Health Organization (WHO) and has been
a consultant to Ghana for the Canadian
International Development Agency
(CIDA). She is currently a consultant on a
mental health project in Trinidad.
This year, Prof. Zelmer received the
"Nurse of the Year" award from the
Alberta Association of Registered Nurses.
The annual public lecture, named for
the late Marion Woodward, is made
possible through a gift to the School of
Nursing from the Mr. and Mrs. P.A.
Woodward Foundation.
SSHRC meets
here tomorrow
The Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council (SSHRC), a federal
granting agency which promotes research
and scholarship in the humanities and
social sciences, will visit UBC tomorrow
(Oct. 21) to discuss its programs with
faculty, students and administrative staff.
The meeting, which will be chaired by
SSHRC president Andre Fortier, will take
place from 2 to 4 p.m. in Room 106 of the
Buchanan Building.
The 22-member committee is holding
talks today (Oct. 20) at the University of
A discussion paper, focusing on major
program issues facing the council, has been
prepared by two council members
Douglas Kenny, president of UBC, and
Gerald Kristianson, a public affairs
consultant from Victoria.
Open meetings will be held with faculty
and students in which council members
and staff will respond to questions about
SSHRC programs and also learn about the
special needs of researchers and universities
in British Columbia.
said they would be going to university.
This dropped to 16.1 for the 1981
students. The figure for going to college'
climbed to 20.2 per cent from 15 per cent.
— Program choices of students planning
to attend university swung heavily toward
job-oriented' faculties. Science dropped to
28.3 per cent from 32.7 and Arts to 25.4
from 28.6. Those wanting an engineering
degree jumped to 11.3 per cent from 6.3
and Commerce climbed to 15.1 from 8.1.
There was also increased interest in
Nursing, Agriculture and Forestry.
Seven institutions accounted for
almost 60 per cent of the students'
'preferred choice' for post-secondary
education, with UBC at 19.6 per cent
almost twice as popular as second-place
L'niversity of Victoria at 10.1. Other
preferred institutions, with the percentage
of grade 12 students favoring them, were
the B.C. Institute of Technology, 8.8,
Simon Fraser University, 6.6, Douglas/
Kwantlen College, 4.8, Vancouver
Community College, 4.7, and Pacific
Vocational Institute, 4.
— Students going on to university gave
good reputation of the institution' as the
main reason, followed by  particular
program offered.' Those going to a college
list particular program first, nearness to
home second and reputation third.
Whether going to college or
university, the students said the major
source of financial support would be their
parents and family, with summer work
second. Only 4.9 per cent saw government
assistance as the major source, and only
5.5 per cent thought bursaries would be
the major source. This appeared to reflect
a lack of knowledge about student aid
— A majority of the students had  no
idea' of how much was available through
the B.C. Government Assistance Program,
and only 4.8 per cent of them knew it was
between $3,000 and $4,000.
— Of the 60 per cent of grade 12
students who said they were not going on
to university or college that year, 37.5 per
cent said they intended to after working or
travelling for a year or two.
— "Father's occupation versus student's
decision' showed some interesting results.
Only 34.8 per cent of children of
professional fathers said they would not go
on to university or college. At the other
extreme were children whose fathers
enjoyed skilled work in farming, fishing,
mining or logging. Some 73 per cent of
those students said grade 12 was the end
for them. Children of teachers were right
in the middle, 51.5 going on, 49.5 stopping
at grade 12.
— The five most popular career choices
for those going on to university or college
were, in order: managerial or
administrative occupations; graduate
engineer/architect/planner; doctor,
dentist, lawyer, clergy; semi-skilled and
skilled social and/or medical professions;
— The five most popular career choices
for those not going past grade 12 were, in
order: artistic; skilled tradesperson;
clerical; managerial; administrative; semiskilled and skilled social and/or medical
— Only 11.5 per cent of students from
rural areas said they were going on to
university, as opposed to 27.5 per cent
from metropolitan areas.
— Highest percentage of students going
on to university was in Victoria, 26.1 per
cent, followed by Vancouver at 24.3 and
North and West Vancouver at 21.3.
Lowest were the Prince George area at 7.1,
the Okanagan at 8.4 and the Fraser Valley
at 8.6.
The B.C. Post-Secondary Education
Enrollment Forecasting Committee is a
neutral, co-operative research group. Its
membership includes most of the post-
secondary institutions and agencies in the
province, including the three universities. UBC Reports October 20, 1982
Head of English responds to the critics
The following article, A Future for
English Studies, it the verbatim text of the
first part of an address delivered on Sept.
23 by Dr. Ian Ross, head of the
Department of English. Although Dr. Ross
was speaking to members of his
department, the editors of UBC Reports
believe this first part of his address will be
of general interest.
The title for this address was chosen
after some thought. The indefinite article
indicates that this is one person's attempt,
no doubt tentative, limited, and to a
degree idiosyncratic, to see what lies ahead
for the discipline of English studies, and to
express some hopes for it as we practise it
at this University. I have chosen the plural
form English studies, because I am
convinced our discipline is a pluralistic
one, taking a variety of forms and offering
a diversity of emphases, but always in its
many forms seeking a richer understanding
of our literature, and a deeper knowledge
of the history, structure, and modes of
expression of that common language which
has nourished our literature.
A first glimpse ahead on behalf of the
discipline is not an encouraging one. I
refer, of course, to the results of examining
local newspapers, both the one dispensed
freely on this campus by students; and the
others bought at rising cost if not value
from the downtown presses. Last Friday's
Ubyssey (Sept. 17) carried a long,
rambling, often incoherent and illiterate
report of an interview of the Minister of
Education by student reporters. The
Minister suggested that he was aware some
might claim that 'spiritual, humanistic,
moral and intrinsic values will flow from
the opportunity to delve into the liberal
arts,' and he congratulated himself on
making arrangements for what he called
the 'dispersal of the humanities . . . into
many smaller communities in B.C.,' but he
also made it clear that he had not changed
from his position of 1976 that a liberal arts
education, including one presumes
university work in English, does not
provide 'saleable skills,' and is therefore not
worth the money, time, and effort that
students put into it. Perhaps a true
Hegalian could reconcile the contradictions
in the Minister'* statements and find in
them some evidence of the onward march
of the World Spirit, but I will pass to
arguments in a similar vein in last weekend's Sun (Sept. 18). In an article entitled
Jobs: The Rules Change', a reporter
presents snippets from an interview with
Ros Kunin, who is identified as 'head
economist with Employment and
Immigration Canada.' Given the disarray
in the ranks of economists at present over
the nature of their subject, and their ill
success in predicting what is to happen to
our economy, one might think that the
words of such an authority would be
treated with some reserve and scepticism.
They are not. The Sun's readers are asked
to gulp down the following obiter dicta:
The young will need very specific
education. And a higher education, also.
Just a B.A. in anthropology won't do . . .
[Young people] would be well advised to be
more specific in their choice of occupation.
The general arts graduate and even the
general science graduate is not going to
have any saleable skills on the labor
market.' The Kunin answer to the problem
of finding work is to acquire 'technological
and computer-oriented skills.' To be sure,
other voices are heard in this Sun article
from which I am quoting. Anna Rosberg,
a job counsellor with Employment Canada,
suggests that students should plan to enter
a field rather than set their sights on one
particular job. 'The young,' she states,
'should focus on skills like coping,
planning, adapting . . . [and] deal[ing]
with stress . . . [They] should keep their
options open and stay mobile because to
get a job, they will have to move around.'
One might think that here are some
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Giving hockey tips to girls who may be playing for her in a few years is Gail Wilson, coach of the UBC varsity team. Ms.
Wilson and junior varsity coach Brian Gross conducted a clinic for high school players recently.
Football 'Birds seek record
The UBC Thunderbirds will be looking
for a record-setting eighth straight football
victory Saturday afternoon, but for a
couple of hours last Friday night the
outcome of game number seven was very
much in doubt.
Playing against the University of Alberta
Golden Bears, winners of only one game
this season, the 'Birds were slow off the
mark and trailed by two touchdowns
before the end of the first quarter, 15-1.
The defence stiffened after that, but the
UBC offence continued to have trouble
moving the ball, although they had closed
the gap to seven points at half-time. When
Alberta scored again early in the third
quarter on a 100-yard punt return reverse
to make the score 22-8, UBC's hopes of a
perfect season appeared dim.
But if the 2,500 spectators, largest crowd
of the year, were ready to write them off,
the Thunderbirds themselves weren't. A
field goal and a touchdown closed the
margin to 22-18 before the end of the third
quarter, and a 55-yard pass-and-run
touchdown six minutes from the end of the
game gave UBC win number 7, 25-22.
No team in the Western Intercollegiate
Football League has ever won eight league
games in a single season, but the  Birds go
into Saturday s final game of the regular
schedule as heavy favorites to do just that.
Regardless of Saturday's result, UBC will
meet the University of Manitoba Bisons at
Thunderbird Stadium on Nov. 5 in a
single game for the WIFL championship.
Saturday's game starts at 2 p.m.
Students vote
in January
Election day for filling student vacancies
on the UBC Senate and Board of
Governors will be Jan. 18, 1983, Senate was
advised last week by the registrar.
Nominations for the two BoG positions
and 17 Senate positions (five at large and
one from each faculty) will close at 4 p.m.
Dec. 22.
Advance polls will be held Jan. 17 from
5 to 7 p.m. and polls will be open from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 18.
Students may not vote by proxy.
Those students elected to the Board of
Governors will take office at the first Board
meeting on or after Feb. 1, and those
elected to Senate will take office at the first
meeting of Senate on or after April 1.
Term of office is one year.
elements of recognition of values nourished
by a properly-conducted liberal education.
Elsewhere in the article, Mr. Shirran of
UBC's student counselling service points
out that decisions too heavily influenced by
short-term circumstances may not work out
in the long term: too many students seem
to be rushing into computer science
training, for example, with a likely future
flooding of the market in that area. Dean
Gardner of Forestry and Dean Birch of
Education also warn against excessive
rejection of their fields: forests have to be
managed, and children have to be taught.
It is wise, however, to be aware of the
economic prospects facing our students,
and to be staunch in emphasizing the
benefits of responsibly and imaginatively
conducted English studies. We certainly
should not leave unchallenged the case of
our detractors. Whatever the upturns and
downturns in the economy — and there
are some signs that we can expect an
export and consumer-led recovery in
Canada through next year — our
profession generally, and those of us who
teach English here, will be expected to give
leadership in defining and imparting
analytic and expressive skills as a basic part
of university education. I think this is the
real agenda of English 100 and the range
of composition courses. In recent years we
have been most fortunate in having people
of the calibre of Tom Blom, Betty
Belshaw, Jon Wisenthal, Andrew Parkin,
Jane Flick, and Herbert Rosengarten
involved in directing the first-year course,
and one of our tasks for the future will be
to ensure their quality of leadership is
maintained. If it is, and we are serious as a
department about our commitment to
English 100, I believe we will get the kind
of University and community support
required to provide reasonable conditions
for the course. Thinking of our efforts in
this and similar courses, and harking back
to the saleable skills' argument of McGeer
and Kunin, I would note that the
advertisements in a recent issue of the
Toronto Globe and Mail (Sept. 18)
specified for managerial positions such
qualifications as 'communication and
analytic skills,' and excellent skills in oral
and written communication, and a keen
sense of accuracy.'
Though the logistic and pedagogic
requirements of English 100 are complex
and, indeed, daunting enough, colleagues
grow restive if they are dwelt upon too
long. As a department, we are given the
responsibility of initiating students into
literary, language, and rhetoric studies and
advancing them to the highest professional
level. Here we find, perhaps, the greatest
challenge for our teaching abilities, some
stimulus for our researches, and on
occasion outlets for the results of our
researches. Adjustment of the relationship
between teaching and research activity
always seems to be a problematic matter.
Within the University, the system of career-
incentives works to foster research
productivity. Acclaim from one's peers is
the highest accolade of the professional
scholar, and yet to speak increasingly to
ourselves is to betray the future.
Perennially, we must find ways to
interrogate the great dead so that they can
speak to the young of our society, and to
give our students the perspectives and
standards that will allow them to
distinguish the worth of contemporary
writers. Such has been the bounty of the
University, unwittingly perhaps, in sheer
need to staff those required junior courses,
that we have among our forces specialists
from almost every conceivable branch of
English studies, ranging from Old English
to post-post-contemporary fiction, as one
ingenious critic has called the genre.
Another of the tasks for the future is to
find principles for fashioning something
coherent for our programs from among the
bewildering array of possible offerings.
Allied to this is the need to relate the
programs, and the courses within them, to
the University that is our setting, and to
the society that has called us into being. UBC Reports October 20, 1982
in China
Only the top six per cent of students in
China who write university entrance exams
are admitted to universities, UBC president
Douglas Kenny said last week.
In a brief report to Senate on his recent
visit to China, Dr. Kenny said some
8,000,000 Chinese students graduate from
high school each year. Of these, he said,
5,000,000 want to go on to university, but
only 300,000 are admitted.
Total enrolment in China's universities,
President Kenny said, is only about one
The Chinese, he said, want to expand
their opportunities and they seek the cooperation of great universities elsewhere,
including UBC.
President Kenny said the Chinese are
interested in international law, business
law, resource management, computer
science and other areas of study that might
help them expand trade.
He said they are "very, very"
appreciative of what UBC has done to
accommodate mid-career Chinese scholars
through exchange programs.
The musical heritage of Africa will be featured at the UBC Museum of
Anthropology on Sunday, Oct. 24. Composer and performer Themba Tana is
presenting a program on African music and instruments, as part of a series of
Sunday programs sponsored by the museum. The concert will feature songs from
the Shona people of Zimbabwe and the Xhosa people of South Africa. The
program begins at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday and is free with museum admission.
held for
Family and friends of Gerry Savory
gathered last Wednesday, Oct. 13, at a
memorial service in the Epiphany Chapel
of the Vancouver School of Theology to
honor his significant contribution to the
University and to the community.
Gerald Newton (Gerry) Savory, Director
of Public Affairs Programs, Centre for
Continuing Education, died suddenly on
the evening of Oct. 6 at his home in North
Vancouver. He was 50.
Mr. Savory joined UBC in 1964 after a
teaching career in Ladysmith and West
He was involved for many years with the
United Nations Association of Canada,
serving at the local level in a number of
capacities. The Centre for Continuing
Education is administering the Gerald N.
Savory Memorial Award Fund — the wish
of the family in lieu of flowers. The fund
will provide an annual prize for an essay on
the United Nations and world problems.
Donations may be sent to the centre.
Gerry Savory is survived by his wife,
Kathleen, daughter Joanne and son Bruce,
all at home, his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
C.S. Savory of Chemainus, two brothers
and one sister.
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the weeks of Nov. 7 and Nov. 14,
material must be submitted not later than
4 p.m. Oct. 28. Send notices to Information
Services. 6328 Memorial Rd. (Old
Administration Building). For further
information, call 228 3131.
The Vancouver Institute.
Saturday, Oct. 23
Rhythm and the
Passage of Time in the
20th Century. Dr.
Charles Rosen, pianist,
New York.
Saturday, Oct. 30
The State of Privacy in
Canada: Was Orwell
Right? Dean Peter
Burns, Law, UBC.
Both lectures take place in Lecture Hall 2 of the
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre at
8:15 p.m.
Music Recital.
The Vancouver New Music Ensemble with
Barbara Pentland. For ticket information, call
669-0909. Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
Urban Planning Lecture.
Capital Budgets: How and Why? Peter Leckie,
Director of Finance, City of Vancouver. Room
102, Lasserre Building. 11:30 a.m.
Music Recital.
Early Beethoven. Guest Lecturer, Charles
Rosen, pianist. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Landscape Architecture Lecture.
What Do People Care About in the
Environment: A Pragmatic Approach to
Aesthetics and Design. Prof. Stephen Kaplan,
Psychology, University of Michigan. Room 160,
MacMillan Bldg. 12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Performance of Pressurized Fluidized Bed Power
Generation Systems. R. Anastasiou. Room 1215,
Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building.
3:15 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Dynamic Dislocation Pile-ups. Dr. Hilary
Ockendon, Sommerville College, Oxford. Room
229, Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Biochemistry Colloquim.
Regulation of Intracellular Protein Traffic. Dr.
Gunter Blobel, Rockefeller University, New
York. Lecture Hall 6, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar.
Accretion Disks: Bulges, Coronae, and Winds.
Dr. France Cordova, Los Alamos National Lab.,
New Mexico. Room 318, Hennings Building.
4 p.m.
Zoology "Physiology Group"
Life Without Water. Dr. John Crowe, Zoology,
University of California, Davis. Room 2449,
Biological Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Botany Lecture.
Morphogenesis in Acetabularia: Experiment and
a Little Theory. Dr. Lionel Harrison,
Chemistry, UBC. Room S219, Biological
Sciences Building, 12:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Observations and Modelling of Satellite —
Sensed Meanders and Eddies off Vancouver
Island. Dr. W.J. Emery, and Dr. M. Ikeda,
Oceanography, UBC. Room 1465, Biological
Sciences Building. 3 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture.
H Atom Recombination at Low Temperatures.
Prof. W. Hardy, Physics, UBC. Room 250,
Chemistry Building. 3:30 p.m.
English Colloquium.
The Love-Life of Doctor Faustus. Prof. Kay
Stockholder, English, UBC. Penthouse,
Buchanan Building. 4 p.m.
Gerontology Seminar.
Dying and Death. Rose Murakami, School of
Nursing; and director of nursing, Extended Care
Unit, UBC Health Sciences Centre Hospital.
Lecture Hall 3, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 7 p.m.
International House Film.
International House is sponsoring three free
films on Australia. All you Have to Do is Dig;
Alice Springs, and God Knows Why it Works.
Gate 4, International House. 8 p.m.
Pharmacology Seminar.
Long-Term Potentiation in Hippocampus: Why
Beat Around the Bush? Dr. B.R. Sastry,
Pharmacology, UBC. Room 114, Block C,
Medical Sciences Building. 12 noon.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Bach, Clerambault, and Jongen, by
Patrick Wedd, organ. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Ethnic Studies Lecture.
Is There an Ethnic Vote? Dr. John R. Wood,
Political Science, UBC. Room 203, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Anthropology Lecture.
The Search for Early Man. Prof. H.B.S. Cooke,
Carnegie Professor of Geology (Emeritus),
Dalhousie University. Room 100, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Mass Transport in Human Lungs: An Analog
Computer Simulation. Dr. Joel L. Bert,
Chemical Engineering, UBC. Room 206,
Chemical Engineering Building. 2:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
Slope Failure Problems. Prof. John Hutchinson.
Room 201, Geography Building. 3:30 p.m.
Geophysics Seminar.
Geophysical Exploration in Deeply Weathered
Areas of Australia. Hugh Doyle, Geology,
University of Western Australia,  Perth.  Room
260, Geophysics and Astronomy Building.
4 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
The Economics of Cognition: Reaching for an
Integrated Science of Behaviour. Dr. Lee Gass,
Zoology, UBC. Room 2449, Biological Sciences
Building. 4:30 p.m.
Women's Network.
Third anniversary dinner with guest speaker
Wendy MacDonald, winner of the 1982
Canadian Businesswoman of the Year award.
Fee is $23 for members; $26 for non-members.
For reservations, call 687-1818. Faculty Club.
6 p.m.
Young Adult Literature.
The Department of Language Education's
Children's Literature Roundtable is pleased to
host one of Americans leading writers for young
people, Richard Peck, (Through a Brief
Darkness, Dreamland Lake, The Ghost
Belonged to Me.) Room 100, Scarfe Building.
7:27 p.m.
Amnesty UBC.
A Practical Introduction to Amnesty
International — Letter Writing for Human
Rights. Room 205, Student Union Building.
7:30 p.m.
Urban Land Economics Lecture.
Market for Inner-City Housing in Vancouver.
Craig Homewood, Graduate Student, Urban
Land Economics Division, UBC. Penthouse,
Angus Building. 11:30 a.m.
UBC Wind Symphony.
Music of Dahl, Milhaud, Hill, and Strauss,
directed by Martin Berinbaum. Old
Auditorium. 12:30 p.m.
Faculty Recital.
Bach and the Preceding Generation. Music of
Bach, Kuhnau, Bohm, and Fischer, by Doreen
Oke, harpsichord. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Educators for Nuclear Disarmament.
Nino Pasti, independent senator in the Italian
Parliament, and former allied supreme vice
commander in Europe for nuclear affairs. Room
104, Angus Building. 12:30 p.m.
Women's Studies Lecture.
Feminism and Multiculturalism: The
Implications of the Canadian Government's
Policies for Immigrant Women. Prof. Mair
Verthuy, Simone de Beauvoir Institute,
Concordia University, Montreal. Sponsored by
the Committee on Lectures. Room 202,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
English Lecture.
Critical Constitution of the Literary Narrative
Text. Prof. Hazard Adams. English. University
of Washington. Sponsored by the Committee on
Lectures. Room 204, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Lecture.
The Antiarrhythmic Actions of Halothane. Dr.
Michael Walker, Pharmacology, UBC. Lecture
Hall 3, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Institute of Asian Research Films.
The Todas and Taram: A Minangkabau
Village   Auditorium, Asian Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Anatomy Seminar.
Skeletal Muscle Lysosomes. Dr. William
Stauber, Physiology, University of West
Virginia. Room 37, Anatomy Building.
12:30 p.m.
Computing Centre Open House.
A self-guided tour through the machine room,
open to all students, staff and faculty. Starting
point is Room 100, Computer Sciences Building.
12:30 - 4 p.m.
French Seminar.
Les Ecrivaines Feministes Quebecoises. Prof.
Mair Verthuy, Simone de Beauvoir Institute,
Concordia University, Montreal. Sponsored by
the Committee on Lectures. Room 221,
Buchanan Building. 2:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Pulsed NMR Studies of Quadrupolar Nuclei in
Anisotropic Fluids. Gina Hoatson, University of
East Anglia, (now at UBC). Room 318,
Hennings Building. 2:30 p.m.
Psychology Colloquium.
Temporary Memory: In Reading, Writing,
Listening and Speaking. Dr. Alan Allport,
Oxford University. Room 326, Angus Building.
3:30 p.m.
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Physics Colloquium.
Research at Chalk River. Dr. E. Critoph, vice-
president and general manager. Chalk River
Nuclear Lab., Ontario. Room 201, Hennings
Building. 4 p.m.
Recreation Lecture.
Developments and Directions in Recreation
Management. Fred Harrison, Recreation
Management, Loughborough University of
Technology, England. Penthouse, Buchanan
Building. 4 p.m.
Zoology Seminar.
The Evolution of the Great Apes and Man. Dr.
Arnold Kluge, Museum of Zoology, University of
Michigan. Room 2000, Biological Sciences
Building. 4:30 p.m.
SUB Films.
The Shining. Continues on Friday, Oct. 29.
Second show is at 9:30 p.m. Auditorium,
Student Union Building. 7 p.m.
Biotechnology Lecture.
Biotechnology: What is it? Ms. K. Hunter, G.F.
Strong Laboratory, Dr. J. Mueller, B.C.
Research, and Dr. A. Rose, Medical Genetics,
UBC, discuss the scope of their areas. Sponsored
by the Society for Canadian Women in Science
and Technology. Lecture Hall 3, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 7:30 p.m.
Marion Woodward Lecture.
Professional Education in Tomorrow's
University. Prof. Amy Zelmer, associate vice-
president, academic, University of Alberta.
Lecture Room 6, Instructional Resources
Centre. 8 p.m.
Vancouver Wind Trio.
Tony Nickels, oboe, Michael Borschel, clarinet;
Anthony Averay, bassoon. Recital Hall. Music
Building. 8 p.m.
Educators for Nuclear Disarmament.
Developing Support Groups for Nonviolent Civil
Disobedience. Jim and Shelley Douglass, Ground
Zero Centre for Nonviolent Action. Room 104,
Angus Building. 12:30 p.m
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Clinical Topic. Dr. H. Hughes. Parentcraft
Room, main floor, Grace Hospital.  1 p.m.
Linguistics Colloquium.
On Strawson's Substitute for Scope. Prof.
Thomas Patton, Philosphy, UBC. Room 121.
Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Lecture.
Some Geotectonic Problems Seen from the
North Cascades. Dr. P. Misch, University of
Washington. Room 3S0A, Geological Sciences
Building. 3:30 p.m.
UBC Wind Symphony.
Music of Dahl, Milhaud, Hill and Strauss,
directed by Martin Berinbaum. Old
Auditorium. 8 p.m.
UBC vs. the University of Victoria. Wolfson
Field. 2 p.m.
Thunderbird Women's Team vs UBC Grads.
War Memorial Gym. 2 p.m.
SUB Films.
Ghost Story. Continues on Sunday, Oct. 31.
Second show is at 9:30 p.m. Auditorium,
Student Union Building. 7 p.m.
English Lecture.
Joys and Hazard of a Poet. May Sarton, poet,
Maine. Sponsored by the Leon and Thea
Koerner Foundation, the Women Student's
Office and the Committee on Lectures   Room
100, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Flow Instabilities in a Vertical Tube Draining
Saturated Liquid from a Vessel. L. Ryan. Room
1215, Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Building. 3:15 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Errors in the Numerical Inversion of Fourier
Transforms. Dean L.M. Wedepohl, Applied
Science, UBC. Room 229, Mathematics
Building. 3:45 p.m.
Science in Society Series.
The Assessment of Risk. Prof. Philip Hill,
Mechanical Engineering, UBC. Lecture Hall 3,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
12:30 p.m.
Forestry Seminar.
Methodology and Philosophy Involved in the
Determination of Annual Allowable Cuts for
Timber Sale Areas and Tree Farm Licenses. Bill
Young, Chief Forester, Ministry of Forests.
Room 166, MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Botany Lecture.
Current Research in Algal Polysaccharides. Dr.
J.N.C. Whyte, Fisheries and Oceans, Technical
Research Laboratory. Room 3219, Biological
Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Practical Writing Lecture.
Writing for Goal Achievement. M. Bernadet
Ratsoy, St. Paul's Hospital. Room 200,
Computer Science Building. 12:30 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar.
Fiber Optics —  New Technology for
Telecommunications. Peter MacLaren, Bell
Northern Research, Edmonton. Room 402,
Electrical Engineering Building. 1:30 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture.
The Chlor-Alkali Process. J. Consiglio,
Canadian Occidental Petroleum Ltd., North
Vancouver. Room 250, Chemistry Building.
3:30 p.m.
Gerontology Seminar.
Drugs and the Elderly. Douglas Danforth,
Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Lions Gate
Hospital; and lecturer, Clinical Pharmacy,
UBC. Lecture Hall 3, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 7 p.m.
Faculty Women's Club.
Musical Evening. Cecil Green Park, 8 p.m.
International House Films.
Heart of the Alps (Austria); Bruges — A City to
Live In (Belgium) and Switzerland. Gate 4,
International House. 8 p.m.
UBC vs the Chinese National Team.
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre. 8 p.m.
Pharmacology Seminar.
The Role of C-GMP in the Control of Smooth
Muscle Tension. Dr. J. Diamond,
Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC. Room 114,
Block C, Medical Sciences Building. 12 noon.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Vieuxtemps, Douglas, Telemann,
Coulthard and Hindemith. Philippe Etter, viola.
and Marguerita Noye, mezzo-soprano. Recital
Hall, Music Building.    12:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
Analyses. Re-analyses, and Meta-analyses: A
Discussion of Integration of Independent
Studies. Room 308, Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
Asian Research Seminar.
Co-operation Agreements and Joint Ventures in
the People's Republic of China. Prof. Sam Ho,
Economics, UBC, and Ralph Huenemann, postdoctoral research fellow, UBC. Room 604, Asian
Centre. 4:30 p.m.
Comparative Literature Colloquium.
Feminist Criticism and the Lyric Poem. Barbara
Heldt, Slavonic Studies, UBC. Penthouse.
Buchanan Building. 4:30 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
Feeding Association Between Two New Zealand
Passerines: Who Benefits? Dr. Ian McLean,
Animal Resource Ecology, UBC. Room 2449,
Biological Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Urban Land Economics Lecture.
Tests of the Efficiency of Real Estate Markets.
Prof. George Gau, Urban Land Economics,
UBC. Penthouse, Angus Building. 11:30 a.m.
UBC Contemporary Players.
Eugene Wilson and Stephen Chatman, co
directors. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Lecture.
Phosphate Transport by the Kidney. Dr. Gary
Quamme, Medicine, UBC. Lecture Hall 3,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
12:30 p.m.
French Lecture.
Lectures Psychanalytiques de Balzac. Prof.
Pierre Citron, Universite de Paris, La Sorbonne
Nouvelle. Sponsored by the Leon and Thea
Koerner Foundation. Room 100, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Institute of Asian Research Film.
This is Bangladesh. Auditorium, Asian Centre.
12:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Layering, Roughening and Wetting Singularities
in the Surface Free Energy. Michael Schick,
University of Washington. Room 318, Hennings
Building. 2:30 p.m.
Management Science Workshop.
Production Planning and Control. Prof. G.
Bitran, MIT. Penthouse, Angus Building.
3:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
Critical Transport Properties in Fluids. Prof.
Horst Meyer, Physics, Duke University, N.
Carolina. Room 201, Hennings Building. 4 p.m.
SUB Films.
Serial. Second show at 9:30 p.m. is SOB.
Continues until Sunday, Nov. 7. Auditorium,
Student Union Building. 7 p.m.
Alumni Association Fall Forum
Skilled Trade or an Education? Should
Graduates be Doers or Thinkers? Dr. Jean Elder,
History, UBC, and Jim Cooney, Placer
Developments Ltd. Cecil Green Park. 7:30 p.m.
UBC Wind Chamber Ensembles.
Paul Douglas, Ronald de Kant, Martin
Berinbaum, David Branter and Christopher
Millard, co-directors. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 8 p.m.
UBC Chamber Singers.
Cortland Hultberg, director. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Oral Biology and Pharmacology
Human Jaw Reflexes. Dr. James Lund,
Universite de Montreal. Lecture Hall 1,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Cystic Fibrosis Screening: An Update. Dr. L.
Kirby, Dr. G. Davidson and Dr. M. Norman.
Parentcraft Room, main floor. Grace Hospital.
1 p.m.
Graduate Student Society.
Beer Garden. Bring departmental staff and
faculty. For more information, call 228 3202.
Graduate Student Centre. 3 p.m.
Music Lecture.
Berlioz and Romantic Myths. Prof. Pierre
Citron, Universite de Paris, La Sorbonne
Nouvelle. Sponsored by the Leon and Thea
Koerner Foundation. Seminar Room, Music
Building Library. 3:30 p.m.
Linguistics Colloquium.
Linguistic Means to Educational Ends:
Producing Curriculum Materials for Native
Languages. Dr. James Powell, Anthropology,
UBC. Room 121, Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Seminar.
Anastomosed River Deposits: Modern and
Ancient Examples in Alberta. Room 330A,
Geological Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
UBC vs. the University of Alberta. Thunderbird
Winter Sports Centre. 8 p.m.
UBC Chamber Singers.
Cortland Hultberg, director. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 8 p.m.
Buchanan Classic: UBC vs. Simon Fraser
University. War Memorial Gymnasium.
8:30 p.m.
Notices . . .
Mixed curling league, Tuesdays from 5 to 7
p.m. beginning Oct. 12 in the Thunderbird
Winter Sports Arena. Beginners and
experienced curlers welcome. For information,
call Jim Shelford at 228-6587 or Roy Taylor at
Word Processing for Authors
A seminar is being sponsored by UBC's Centre
for Continuing Education for authors, free-lance
writers and public relations officers who are
interested in word processing. For registration
information, call 228-2181, local 276.
Blood Donor Clinics
Blood Donor Clinics will be held on Thursday,
Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the
conversation pit of the Student Union Building,
and on Tuesday, Nov. 2 from 3 to 9 p.m. in
Place Vanier Residence.
Language Courses
Conversational courses in French and Spanish,
and language teaching begin Nov. 2. For
information, call 228-2181, local 227 or
Business Computers
The Centre for Continuing Education is
sponsoring a workshop on the management and
financial implications of small business
computers, on Thursday, Oct. 28 at the Delta
River Inn. For more information, call 228-2181,
local 276.
Recycling Exhibition
A poster exhibition from the Goethe Institute,
depicting the global necessity for recycling, is
located in the main lobby of the Civil and
Mechanical Engineering Building until Oct. 29.
Museum of Anthropology
Exhibits: Spirits in the Rock, by Ojibwa artist
John Laford  - until Jan. 2; Beads: Selections
from the Textile Collection of the Museum of
Anthropology       until Nov. 28; Sensibilities:
Unsuspected Harmonies in Multicultural
Aesthetics - Oct. 27 through April 17.
Sunday Programs: Hunt Family Fort Rupert
Dancers — Nov. 21;
Snake in the Grass Moving Theatre (with clowns
Koko and Garbanzo): Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Nov. 28
and Dec. 5; Heritage of African Music
(traditional African instruments explained and
played by Themba Tana — Oct. 24; The
Vancouver Wind Trio — Nov. 14.
Guided Gallery Walks: Tuesdays and
Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.
Free Identification Clinics: Museum staff will
assist in identifying and providing conservation
advice for your collections — Oct. 26 and Nov.
30 at 7 p.m.
Native Youth Workers: Slide-illustrated, hands-
on program on traditional aspects of Northwest
Coast Indian life. Call the museum for times
and locations.
The museum is open from noon to 9 p.m.
Tuesdays, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through
Sunday, and is closed Mondays. For more
information, call 288-5087.
Nitobe Garden Hours
The Japanese Nitobe Garden, adjacent to UBC's
Asian Centre, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday through Friday. The garden is closed
Lost and Found
The Lost and Found is open the following
hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday — 10:30
a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Tuesday and Thursday —
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It would be appreciated
if items could be brought or mailed to the Lost
and Found as soon as they are found. Valuables
may also be left with Traffic and Security. The
Lost and Found is located in Room 208 of
Brock Hall.
UBC Pipes and Drums
UBC Pipes and Drums needs pipers, drummers
and dancers for the coming year. Practices are 4
to 6 p.m. on Mondays at International House.
For more information, call Bill McMichael at
Fine Arts Gallery
The exhibit Empyreal Elevation: A Quest for
Proximity by fibre artist Lynn Mauser-Bain
continues at the Fine Arts Gallery until Oct. 23.
The gallery, which is located in the basement of
Main Library, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday.
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