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k  Volume 31 Number 11
May 15, 1985
Plans under way for new family housing
UBC has begun planning for
construction of 164 townhouse units
for students with families on a six-acre
site in the Acadia Camp area of the
southeast campus.
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Construction of the development,
which will cost an estimated $9,450,000,
may commence before the end of
The start of construction will mean
the end of the line for some 20 old army
huts — affectionately known as "the
dog kennels" by their occupants —
which were brought to the campus
after the Second World War to provide
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Architect's sketch shows how new Acadia Camp townhouse development will look when complete.
New coordinator of health sciences
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UBC's new coordinator of Health
Sciences, effective )uly 1, is Dr. Morton
*Low, professor in the Division of
Neurology in UBC's Faculty of
Medicine and a specialist in the
electrical activity of the brain.
He succeeds Dr. B.E. Riedel, who
retired Dec. 31. Dr. Peter Larkin, UBC's
■ associate vice-president for research, is
■beting coordinator in the interim.
Dr. Low will be responsible for
coordinating the various teaching,
research and administrative services
that are common to the Faculties of
Dentistry, Medicine and Pharmaceutical
Sciences, the Schools of Audiology and
Speech Sciences, Family and Nutritional
Sciences, Nursing, Rehabilitation Medicine
and Social Work, and the Division of
Clinical Psychology in the Faculty of
One of his most important duties
will be to represent UBC in its relations
with the six Vancouver teaching
hospitals affiliated with the University.
He will also be a member of the
University's executive council in his new
The son of former Social Credit
national leader Solon Low, Dr. Low was
born in Lethbridge, Alberta, took his
undergraduate medical degree and a
master's degree in anatomy from
Queen's University in Kingston,
Ontario, trained as a resident in
neurology at the hospitals affiliated
Morton Low
with Baylor University in Houston,
Texas, and received a Ph.D. degree
with honors in physiology from Baylor
University in 1966.
Following two years as assistant
professor in the Baylor Medical School,
he joined UBC's Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Low is director of the Research
Institute and the clinical neurophysiology
department at the Vancouver General
Hospital. He is also a consultant to the
electroencephalography (EEC)
laboratories at Shaughnessy Hospital
and the Health Sciences Centre
Hospital on campus.
He has been acting associate dean of
both research and graduate studies and
of clinical operations for the Faculty of
Medicine. He also played a key role in
negotiations surrounding the expansion
of UBC's medical school at the
provincial government's request nine
years ago.
While at Baylor he did research for
the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration's life support systems
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family accommodation for veterans.
The old army huts currently have a life
expectancy of between one and ten
years. Many now have damp-rot in the
floors and roofs.
The beginning of construction will
also mean that two major new housing
developments will be under way on the
UBC campus.
Currently under construction on
Fairview Crescent just west of the
Acadia Camp housing site is a housing
project that will accommodate 780
single students in 187 townhouse units.
The development will be leased to the
Expo 86 Corporation for one year from
November, 1985, to house individuals
who will come to Vancouver to staff
international pavilions at the 1986
World Exposition. Students will occupy
the project in 1986
The architectural firm of Waisman
Dewar Grout has been authorized to
prepare working drawings for the new
family housing project with reserve
funds provided by the Department of
Student Housing.
By the fall of this year it's expected
the housing department will be ready
to seek approval from UBC's Board of
Governors to borrow the funds to
construct the development and to call
for tenders.
Prof. Neil Risebrough, UBC's associate
vice-president for student services, said
the new development is part of a
long-range plan for the development of
additional student housing on University-
owned land in the Acadia area.
"The present need for student family
housing is greater than at any time in
the 60 years the University has been
located on Point Grey," he said. "Apart
from an increasing graduate and
mature-student enrolment, statistics
show that students have to travel
ever-increasing distances from home to
University. In January of this year more
than 200 families were waiting for
on-campus accommodation."
The new development will be the
first family housing units to be
constructed at UBC since 1967. At
present, 387 families live in the Acadia
area in row housing on President's
Row, a high-rise unit, two- and
three-bedroom townhouses and army
Rents in the new development are
expected to be in the range of 70 to 75
per cent of comparable off-campus
housing, Prof. Risebrough said.
Man-in-Motion Tour
Update: May 15, 1985. Rick Hansen
has travelled 2,500 miles on his
round-the-world wheelchair tour to
raise funds for spinal cord research
and rehabilitation, and is currently
in Van Horn, Texas. Contributions in
B.C. so far total $226,139. If you'd
like to make a donation, call
687-5200. UBC Reports, May 15, 1985
UBC archeologists begin summer excavations
Classical archeologists at the University
of B.C. are busily marking exam papers
and tidying their desks before leaving for
another season of excavating in the
Holy Land and Greece.
About May 20, Prof. James Russell
and six budding student archeologists
leave for Israel where they are part of a
consortium of universities excavating
the ancient town of Capernaum on the
Sea of Galilee, scene of the early ,
ministry of Christ and the home of
disciples Peter and Andrew.
Another member of the UBC classics
department, Dr. Hector Williams, leaves
about the same time for Greece and
Turkey to continue projects on the
Aegean island of Lesbos and at the site
of Gordion, a ruined city on the Turkish
mainland which flourished about 700
years before Christ.
The Capernaum excavation, Prof.
Russell said, involves some 35 students
and five faculty members from several
American universities and UBC, as well
as half a dozen professional archeologists
from the Israeli Antiquity Service, which
is sponsoring the dig.
The project, he added, is basically
designed to give student archaeologists
hands-on experience in excavating while
being supervised by specialists. The
daily (except Sunday) work of excavation
is supplemented by evening lectures as
well as Saturday visits to the sites of
other ancient towns and cities in the
This year, the UBC team plans to
continue excavating a small Roman bath
at the Capernaum site, on land owned
by the Greek Orthodox Church. Another
substantial part of the site is owned by
the Franciscan order of the Roman
Catholic Church, where excavation has
revealed a white limestone synagogue
built probably about 400 A.D. and an
octagonal building built in the 5th
century A.D. and which may be a
memorial to St. Peter.
Students pay all their own expenses
Ten of 76 new members inducted on Friday into UBC's 25-Year Club pose for
the UBC Reports camera.
25-Year Club members inducted
Sixteen new members were inducted
into UBC's 25-Year Club on Friday (May
10) when the organization held its
annual banquet in the Faculty Club.
Membership in the club, which was
started in 1971, now totals 143 and
includes 64 retired members.
New members, who were presented
with club pins on Friday by President
pro tern. Robert Smith, are: Allen
Baxter, finance; Sheila Bennie, social
work; William C. Dolton, physical
plant; Edward P. Gomm, chemistry;
Gregory ). Gordon, physical plant;
Beverly ). Grimmer, pathology; Peter
Haas, physics; Alistair MacKenzie,
electrical engineering; George Oyama,
physical plant; Steve Rak, chemistry;
Joseph P. Rykuiter, botanical garden;
Frank H. Shaw, physical plant; )an E.
Van Den Broek, surgery; Joseph M.
Vizjak, physical plant; Ronald Walker,
neurological sciences; and William A.
Woolfrey, zoology.
To be eligible for membership in the
club, employees must have 25 years of
continuous employment at the University.
to participate in the project. Work on
the site begins at 6 a.m. and ends
about 2:30 p.m. because of the
mounting heat. For the same reason,
the excavation season lasts only six
weeks until the end of June.
The Capernaum dig involves removal
of very large boulders and masses of
overburden. Prof. Russell says, with the
result that "the students are a very
tired group of neophyte archeologists by
the end of the day."
The site has already revealed one
spectacular find, the largest hoard of
gold coins ever found at a site in Israel.
Under a paving stone in the
courtyard of a ruined house, the diggers
found 282 early Arab gold dinars,
which Prof. Russell said would represent
seven years of wages for a soldier of
that day.
"All the coins date from the period
690-744 A.D.," Prof. Russell said.
"Obviously, the occupant of the house
felt it would be a good idea to bury his
begin in GSC
UBC's Department of Food Services
will become officially responsible for
the provision of food and beverage
services in the Thea Koerner Graduate
Student Centre beginning Tuesday (May
Until September, Food Services will
operate the beverage service in the
Garden Room lounge from 4:30 to 11:30
p.m. Snack foods only will be
available. Beer gardens are scheduled
every Friday from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Beginning in September, a full
luncheon menu will be available.
Food Services will also provide
catering for special occasions in the
building throughout the spring and
summer. Information is available by
calling 228-3202 or 228-2018.
Other special services currently
being provided by Food Services are the
Longhouse Restaurant in the Student
Union Building, which provides a wide
range of food from sandwiches up to a
full meal from 2:30 to 8 p.m. every day,
and old-fashioned teas at Cecil Green
Park from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Meeting honors
Dr. Krajina
A scientific meeting in honor of UBC's
Dr. Vladimir Krajina will be held in
June at the University of Western
Ontario as part of the annual Canadian
Congress of Biology.
Dr. Krajina, a member of the Czech
resistance who fled his homeland on skis
in 1949, has been described as "a
Churchillian of the forest ecology world"
by one of his UBC colleagues.
Many view his single most important
contribution to the province as the
development of an ecosystem
classification — a set of sophisticated
biological blueprints that form a bridge
between ecology and practical forest
management. It is because of his work
that the province can proceed with its
program of intensive forestry
management on sound ecological
He is also responsible for the province
setting aside more than one hundred
ecological reserves. Each represents a
unique ecological situation.
wealth in his courtyard because of the
political and social turmoil of that
"We also know there was a massive        i
earthquake in the area in 746 A.D.,
which destroyed the house. The owner
of the coins may have been killed in
the earthquake or the debris that
covered the courtyard made it
impossible for him to get at his wealth.
However, we do know the house was ,
later partially rebuilt, but none of the
occupants was aware of the riches
beneath their feet."
Accompanying Prof. Russell on the
Capernaum expedition will be graduate
student Howard Bayliss and
undergraduates Sylvia Aschenbroich,
Catherine Hill, Kathleen Malamas, •*
Joanna Schofer and Alfredette MacDonald.
Dr. Williams, his wife Caroline, and
UBC students Susan Cronkite and Carole
Brynjolfson will excavate for six weeks
beginning May 20 on the acropolis of
Mytilene, the capital of the island of
Lesbos and one of the major cities of       <--
ancient Greece.
They'll be joined on Lesbos by UBC
graduate John Humphrey of the
University of Calgary. The project is
financed by a grant of $34,000 from the
Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council of Canada. #*
The work at Mytilene is complicated
by the fact that the acropolis, or
citadel, has a series of later structures,
especially a 14th century castle, piled
one on top of the other covering a
period from the 8th century B.C. to the
19th century. The UBC team plans to        »
carry out some test excavations in "*
areas previously examined with
geophysical prospecting equipment.
Last year, their trial excavation on one
such target produced a large deposit of
early pottery, lamps and figurines,
including a hitherto unknown type of
Roman fineware, which Dr. Williams
described as the "Wedgewood" of «
In July, Drs. Russell and Williams
plan to rendezvous at the site of the
ancient city of Anemurium on the
south coast of Turkey to put the
finishing touches on archeological
work they supervised there over a period _
of 12 years from 1970 to 1982.
And then it's off to northern Turkey for
Dr. Williams, where he will join a
University of Pennsylvania team that is
excavating the ancient city of Gordion,
where a royal tomb has been discovered
containing a log cabin, the oldest
wooden structure of its kind ever t~
unearthed. 1
The gremlins got loose in the typesetting   I
machines when the last issue of UBC
Reports was being prepared and resulted
in us naming Dr. Anthony Sinclair as
the new head of the Department of •»
Geological Sciences. We apologize to
Dr. Alistair Sinclair, pictured above, who   '
is really head of the department. The
other Dr. Sinclair remains a member of
the Institute of Animal Resource
Ecology. UBC Reports, May 15,1985
Two associate deans appointed in Aits
UBC's Board of Governors has
approved the appointment of two new
associate deans in the Faculty of Arts.
Taking up their posts on July 1 for
three years will be Prof. Anne B.
Piternick of the School of Library,
Archival and Information Studies and
Prof. Jonathan Wisenthal of the
Department of English.
In addition, the Board has approved
the reappointment of Prof. John Stager
of the Department of Geography as
associate dean of Arts for three years
from July 1. Prof. Stager has been
associate dean of Arts since 1975 and
will also continue as director of UBC's
Ceremonies Office.
Prof. Piternick is a former head of
the science and social sciences divisions
of the UBC Library, which she joined in
1956 after a career as a teacher and
librarian in England.
She was a part-time lecturer in
librarianship from 1961 to 1966 and
took a full-time appointment in the UBC
school in 1966. She served on Senate
from 1969 to 1972 and was secretary of
UBC's Faculty Association from 1967 to
1969. Within the Faculty of Arts she has
served on a number of key committees,
including curriculum and the dean's
advisory committee on promotions and
UBC geologists receive funds to
purchase electron microprobe
A University of B.C. research team
that makes minerals at incredibly high
pressures and temperatures will soon be
analysing them in a new electron
microprobe, to be purchased with a
$643,000 grant from Canada's Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research
Prof. Hugh Greenwood said the high
pressure work, carried out in apparatus
similar to that used to make commercial
diamonds, combined with the analytical
capabilities of the new microprobe, will
keep UBC in the forefront of research
in such diverse fields as geology, ore
deposits, metallurgy and radioactive
waste disposal.
The minerals which Prof. Greenwood
and his colleagues make in his
Laboratory for Phase Equilibrium in the
Geological Sciences Building are created
in equipment capable of pressures of
up to 525,000 pounds per square inch
(about 10,000 times the pressure in a
household water line) and temperatures
up to 1,600 degrees Celcius.
The electron microprobe is essential
to the research because it can analyse
the tiny artificial mineral grains
produced in the laboratory, some of
which a"re as small as one micron —
one-millionth of a metre or .000004
inches — across.
Although the emphasis in the
geological sciences laboratory is on
solving fundamental problems related
to the origin of rock-forming minerals,
the results can be used to understand a
wide variety of practical problems.
"On the one hand," said Prof.
Greenwood, "understanding the origin
of mountain ranges requires detailed
knowledge of the minerals in the rocks
and, on the other, the search for ores
can be aided by a detailed understanding
of the alterations that have taken place
in the rock formations surrounding many
ore deposits.
"And data from the laboratory are also
needed in the Canadian program to
study the underground storage of
radioactive wastes."
One of the leading proposals for
disposing of nuclear wastes is to seal
them up in chambers at the bottom of a
mile-deep mine shaft in the Canadian
Shield, a belt of rock 2.6 to 3 billion
years old that girdles Hudson's Bay.
The Canadian nuclear waste disposal
program, which Prof. Greenwood says
is one of the most sophisticated in the
world, currently emphasizes an
evalution of the hazards of underground
Prof. Greenwood's particular interest
is in the interactions that will result
when solutions soak through the rocks
of a waste repository. He's trying to
find the answer to such questions as
"Will the rocks be made more porous,
with the possibility of a catastrophic
leak, or will they be made more dense
and thus provide a fail-safe barrier
against leaks?"
Data collected in Prof. Greenwood's
laboratory, analysed in association with
a colleague, Dr. T.H. Brown, forms one
of the essential links in establishing the
safest way to dispose of Canada's
nuclear wastes.
The microprobe grant, plus other
NSERC funds to ensure what Prof.
Greenwood calls a "state-of-the-art"
operation, will mean expenditures of
nearly $1 million over three years.
He is quick to emphasize that other
UBC scientists, particularly metallurgical
engineers, will also make extensive use
of the microprobe. "It will be treated as
a provincial resource," he said,
"accessible to anyone with a legitimate
need for the information it can
Prof. Greenwood says he expects
that scientists and engineers from
industry and government, who strongly
supported UBC's application for funds to
purchase the machine, are expected to
make extensive use of probe data for a
nominal user fee.
Summing up, he says that purchase of
the microprobe "brings in an exciting
new era of scientific enquiry that will be
invaluable to both science and
Prof. Piternick is a fellow of the
Library Association of the United
Kingdom, a past president of the
Canadian Library Association (1976-77),
a member of the National Library
Advisory Board (1978-84) and committees
of the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council. She is currently a
member of the national Advisory
Committee on Culture Statistics of the
federal Department of Communications
and Statistics Canada.
Prof. Wisenthal, who has been a
UBC faculty member since 1964, is a
former president of the UBC Faculty
Association (1982-83) and a long-time
member of Senate, where he has been
a member or chairman of a number of
major committees, including curriculum,
library and budget.
Born in Montreal, Prof. Wisenthal is
a graduate of Bishop's University, where
he received his B.A. in 1961; Oxford
University, where he was awarded the
B.Litt. degree in 1964; and London
University, where he earned his Ph.D. in
In the Department of English, Prof.
Wisenthal has specialized in teaching
and research in 19th and early
20-century English literature, especially
the work of George Bernard Shaw.
The new head of UBC's mechanical
engineering department is Dr. Martha
Salcudean, professor in the mechanical
engineering department at the University
of Ottawa.
Dr. Salcudean's appointment is
effective Sept. 1. She succeeds Dr. Philip
G. Hill whose term as head concluded
Julyl, 1983.
Dr. Salcudean was born and
educated in Romania, receiving her
-Ph.D. from the Institute of Polytechnics
in Brasov, Romania, in 1969. She
emigrated to Canada in 1976 and
joined the University of Ottawa.
Her area of expertise is fluid
mechanics and heat transfer and their
applications to metallurgical processes,
particularly steel making and nuclear
Dr. Salcudean has held numerous
research grants and contracts with
industry and government agencies such
as Atomic Energy of Canada, the
Department of Energy, Mines and
Resources, the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council of Canada
and the Department of National
Funeral service held
Funeral services were held on May 3
for Prof. George S. Tomkins, a member
of the Department of Social and
Educational Studies in the Faculty of
Education, who died on April 29 at the
age of 65.
A member of the UBC faculty for 25
years, Prof. Tomkins was regarded as
the "pre-eminent theoretician and
practitioner of school geography in
Canada," according to a colleague.
He was also widely known for his
work in the field of Canadian studies. He
was on leave from UBC from 1971 to
1975 as co-director of the Canadian
Studies Foundation, where he supervised
national projects in all provinces
designed to improve the quality of
Canadian studies in elementary and
secondary schools.
A native of Montreal, Prof. Tomkins
was educated at Sir George Williams
University (now Concordia), McGill
University, the University of London
and the University of Washington, where
he was awarded the Doctor of
Philosophy degree in 1966.
Prof. Tomkins was active in a
number of professional organizations,
including the Canadian Association of
Geographers, on behalf of which he
directed the Geography of Canada
He was the recipient of major awards
from the Canadian Association of
Curriculum Studies and the Canadian
Education Association. In 1983, McGill
University, where he received his
Master of Arts degree in 1952, conferred
an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on
Prof. Tomkins.
At UBC, Prof. Tomkins was known
for his inaugural work as director of the
Centre for the Study of Curriculum and
Instruction and his chairmanship of the
Committee on the Future of the
Faculty of Education, which produced
the COFFE Report in 1969.
Prior to his death, Prof. Tomkins
completed the manuscript of a book
on the history of the elementary and
secondary school curriculum in
Prof. Tomkins is survived by his wife,
Doreen, and four children. Donations in
lieu of flowers may be made to the
Canadian Cancer Society.
UBC's Board of Governors has
approved the appointment of new
deans for the Faculties of Agricultural
Sciences and Science.
The new dean of Agricultural Sciences
is Prof. James Richards, a member of
the UBC faculty for 20 years. He
succeeds Prof. Warren Kitts, who was
dean from 1976 to 1984.
The new dean of the Faculty of
Science is Prof. Robert C. Miller, Jr., who
has been at UBC since 1971 and is
currently head of the Department of
Microbiology. He succeeds Prof. Cyril
Finnegan, Science dean since 1979.
Both appointments are effective on
Dr. Richards, associate dean of the
agricultural sciences faculty since 1979,
first joined the faculty in 1964. He is a
professor in the Department of Food
Science and was acting head of the
faculty's agricultural economics
department from 1975 to 1977 and again
from 1981 to 1982. He served as
assistant dean of the faculty from 1975
until his appointment as associate
From 1975 to 1984, Dr. Richards was
a member of the Senate Curriculum
Committee and served as chairman of
the committee from 1980-1984. He also
chaired the Senate Nominating
Committee for three years.
He has been active in a number of
professional and scientific societies and
has been a consultant to educational,
government and private sector
Dr. Richards is a past-president of
the Association of the Faculties of
Agriculture in Canada and of the
Canadian Institute of Food Science and
Technology. His major interest is the
structure, chemistry and quality of food.
Prof. Miller is a graduate of Trinity
College in Hartford, Connecticut, where
he was awarded the degree of Bachelor
of Science in physics in 1964;
Pennsylvania State University, where
he received the Master of Science in
biophysics in 1965; and the University
of Pennsylvania, which awarded him the
degree of Doctor of Philosophy in
molecular biology in 1969.
After postdoctoral fellowship work at
the University of Wisconisn and
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Dr. Miller joined the UBC microbiology
department in 1971 and was named
head of the department in 1981.
Dr. Miller's research interests include
work on nucleic acids, molecular
genetics and factors that regulate the
immune response.
He was a member of a UBC team of
researchers who achieved a biotechnical
breakthrough by cloning a gene from
an enzyme which will convert waste
products such as sawdust and straw
into the sugar glucose.
Using conventional fermenting
techniques, the glucose can be
converted to alcohol and blended with
gasoline for use in conventional cars,
and other fermentation products from
sawdust can be used to produce plastics
and to replace dwindling oil supplies.
Dr. Miller and Dr. Douglas Kilburn, a
microbiology department colleague,
were awarded a $1 million grant from
the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope to
study the body's immune system and its
role in fighting cancer. UBC Reports, May 15,1985
June (Deadline Date in Parenthesis)
• Agriculture Canada (CPD)
— New Crop Development Fund (1)
• Canada Council Killam Program
— Killam Memorial Prize (28)
— Research Fellowship (28)
• Canadian Diabetes Assoc.
— Charles H. Best Fund (30)
• Cattlemen's Association (BC)
— Brig. Bostock Memorial Research
Crant (30)
• Educational Research Inst, of BC (ERIBC)
— ERIBC Major Research Grant (1)
• French Ministry of External Affairs
— Post-doctoral Grants (1)
• International Union Against Cancer
— Yamagiwa-Yoshida Int'l Cancer Study
Grants (30)
• National Multiple Sclerosis Soc. (U.S.)
— Research (15)
• SSHRC: Research Communic. Div.
— Aid to Occasional Conferences (30)
• SSHRC: Strategic Grants Division
— Family & Socialization of Children (1)
— Population Aging (1)
— Human Context Science Technology
— Management Science (1)
— Women and Work Program (1)
— Women and Work Program (1)
— Women and Work Program (1)
•  U.S. Dept. of Health, Educ. & Welfare
— Small Grants Program (1)
• Woodward's Fdn. (Mr. & Mrs. PA.)
— Foundation Grants(1)
John McArthur honored by UBC alumni
Dr. John H. McArthur, B.Com/57,
Dean of the Harvard Business School,
will receive the UBC Alumni Association's
Alumni Award of Distinction at the
association's annual general meeting
tomorrow (May 16).
Dr. McArthur will speak on "What We
Really Do at the Harvard Business
School: Challenges for Business in the
1980's" at a luncheon jointly hosted by
the association and the Vancouver
Board of Trade.
Dr. McArthur has been at the Harvard
Business School since 1957, when he
arrived as an MBA student. After
receiving his doctorate, he joined the
school's faculty and served in many
positions before being appointed dean
in 1980. Since then he has achieved an
international reputation for his work in
revitalizing the Harvard Business School.
The association will present two
other awards at their annual meeting
held at Cecil Green Park. Dr. Peter
lones, the association's former executive
director, will receive the Honorary
Alumni Association Life Membership for
his service to the association, while
Tony Letvinchuk, B.Com.'81, past
president of the Alumni Commerce
Division, will be presented with the
Blythe Eagles Volunteer Award for his
Calendar Deadlines
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must be submitted not later than 4pm  on
Thursday. May 23. Send notices to UBC
Community Relations, 6328 Memorial Road (Old
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Victoria Day. University closed.
Food Science Seminar.
Physical and Chemical Properties ot Extra Cellular
Heat-Resistant Proteases of Psyc horotrophic
Pseudomonads. Prof. Thakor R. Patel, IVkx hemistry,
Memorial University, Newfoundland. Room 2S8,
MacMillan liuilding. i p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds.
Update on Myasthenia Gravis   Dr. loel Oger,
Medicine, UBC Health Sciences Centre Hospital.
Lecture Theatre Room G279, Acute Care Unit. UBC
Health Sciences Centre Hospital. 12 noon
Summer Film Series.
The Karate Kid. Continues through Saturday, May
25 with shows at 7:30 and 9:4S p.m. Admission is
$2. SUB Auditorium. 7:50 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
DNA Markers: Tools for Genetic Analysis. Dr.
Stephen Wood, Medical Genetics,UBC. Parentcraft
Room, Main Floor, Grace Hospital   1 p.m.
Vancouver Baroque Ensemble.
Bach-Handel Tri Centennial Series. Philip
Tillotson. piano, and Anthony Averay, bassoon
Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
NMR Symposium.
Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry.
Speakers: Prof. L.D. Hall (Cambridge/UBC), Prof.
G.C. Levy (Syracuse), Prof. J.N. Shoolcry (Varian)
and Prof. B.D. Sykes (Alberta). For additional
information, call Dr. S. Withers (228-.1402) or Dr.
R. Andersen (228-4511). Room 250, Chemistry-
Building. 9a.m
Biochemical Discussion Group
Mechanism of Activation of Amino Acids by
Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases. Dr. Gordon Lowe,
Oxford University. Lecture Hall 3, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre 4 p.m.
B.C. Cancer Research Seminar.
The Art of Pauly Wong, with Demonstrations  P.
Wong, graphics division, University of Alberta.
Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer Research Centre,
601 W. 10th Ave. 12 noon.
outstanding record of service to the UBC
Alumni Association and the University.
Dr. (ones served as the Alumni
Association's executive director from
November, 1979, to November, 1984. He
is now dean of development at the
British Columbia Institute of Technology.
John McArthur
Stage Campus '85.
Stage Campus  85 opens its summer season of four
plays with t hider \1ilk Wood by Dylan  Ihomas.
Continues until June 8. Tickets are $5 for adults. $4
for students and seniors, Mondays are 2 for 1
nights. For reservations, call 228-2678. Frederic
Wood Theatre. 8 p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds.
The Aching Heart. Dr. Vicki Bernstein, Medicine,
UBC Health Sciences Centre Hospital. Lecture
Theatre Room G279, Acute Care Unit, UBC
Health Sciences Centre Hospital. 12 noon.
Native Indian Teacher Education
Program (NITEP).
Reception for the eighth NITEP graduating class
and law students. Scarfe Building Lounge
12:50 p.m.
Lipid and Lipoprotein Discussion
Group Seminar.
Characterization of Pituitary and Paracrine Factors
which Regulate Adipose Tissue Growth. Dr. Dan
Roncari. liiot hemistry and Medk ine, University of
Calgary. Colbcck Library, Shaughnessy Hospital.
4 p.m.
Getting to Know Vancouver
This English as a Second Language course is being
ottered for visitors and newcomers to Vancouver.
Classes begin Tuesday, May 21. For further
information, please call the English Language
Institute, Centre for Continuing Education, at
UBC Child Care Study Centre
Summer Programs, 1985. Spaces are available for
3-to 5-year-olds.in the morning program which
runs from July 2 to Aug. 2 and in an outdoor
recreation-based afternoon program from July 2
to 26. Phone 736-5571 for more information.
Botanical Garden Hours
The Nitobe Japanese Garden, located adjacent to
the Asian Centre, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. The Main Carden, located on Stadium Road,
is open daily from 10 a.m. to dusk with free
Walking Tours
The Department of Community Relations offers
free guided walking tours of the campus at 10
a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To
book a tour, call 228-3131. Self-guided walking
tour packages are also available at the information
desk in the Student Union Building and from the
community relations department, Room 207 of the
Old Administration Building.
Mr. Letvinchuk has served as president
of the Alumni Commerce Division, and
was one of the prime organizers of the
successful Commerce Alumni Days in
1984. He has been active in the
association since graduating in 1981.
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group. One research project was to
develop a method of recording an
astronaut's brain waves during flight,
and transmitting them to earth for
Dr. Low and an engineer at VCH
developed a system, patterned after the
one used 1n the American space
program, for transmitting brain waves
from Interior hospitals to VGH. The
system used transmission methods that
were unique outside of the U.S. and
USSR space programs.
He developed electronic recording
and computer analysis of nervous
system activity to help diagnose and
manage such diseases as multiple
sclerosis. VGH was the first hospital in
Canada with this service.
In 1978 he was the first Canadian to
be selected under a new scientific
exchange program between Canada
and France for senior medical scientists.
He also established a laboratory at
VGH to diagnose neurological sleep
disorders, the first of its kind in
Western Canada.
TRIUMF, at the south end of Wesbrook Mall,
houses the world's largest cyclotron  (A cyclotron
accelerates large numbers of atom-sized particles
almost to the speed of light. The particles are
then shot at various targets, and the ensuing
nuclear reactions are studied.) Beginning May 1,
you or your friends may take a free tour of the
cyclotron and the experimental areas at 11 a.m.
or 2 p.m. daily, except on weekends or holidays.
Your tour will last approximately 1 Vi hours. Note
that a tour would not likely be interesting to
children under 14, and also that pregnant or
physically handicapped persons would have
difficulty with parts of the route. Please contact
the TRIUMF Information Office (222-1047) in
advance if you intend to come for a tour with
more than four persons, so that extra guides can be
arranged if necessary.
Spirit Song, a Native Indian theatre
company dedicated to the advancement
of Native Indian talent in the performing
arts, presents Salish legends at the UBC
Museum of Anthropology on two
Sundays, May 79 and 26. Performances
are at 2:30 p.m. and are free with
museum admission.


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