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OBC Archives S&rial
Volume 44, Number 21
December 10, 1998
Find UBC Reports on the Web at www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca
Hurricane Help
Susan Stern photo
Laurie Mossop (left), and Antonie Zuniga, members ofthe UBC SALSSA
Club, the Spanish And Latin American Studies Student Association,
lead the UBC drive to bring the necessities of life to Central American
victims of Hurricane Mitch. Clothing, blankets, canned food and
medicine are being collected in a box by the Alma Mater Society shop
in the Student Union Building. Cash donations can be made in special
jars at AMS businesses and at Financial Services, room 305, General
Services Administration Building, 2075 Wesbrook Mall.
Campus helps build
nafl student hiring hall
by Hilary Thomson
Staff writer
Surfing the net for jobs and career
information is now a whole lot easier
thanks to a new Canada-wide electronic
hiring hall developed by faculty and student volunteers at
UBC and the universities of Alberta and
Western Ontario.
Called CareerOwl,
the Web-based service allows post-secondary students and alumni to make a
direct connection with employers.
"CareerOwl is off to a vigorous start
and will help ease the job-finding problems students face today," says UBC
President Martha Piper. "Also, when university students are able to bring their
skills to the workplace, employers and
taxpayers realize a benefit from the investment they have made in post-secondary education."
More than 4000 students at more than 73
Canadian universities, colleges and technical schools have signed up for the service.
Almost 100 students join each day.
electronic  hiring  hall
CareerOwl currently provides students
and alumni with job postings and career
information. Next year it will also offer
statistical data on salaries, qualifications
required within various job categories
and trends in employment.
"We  want  to  make  it  easier  for
Canadians     with
training   to   learn
about job   opportunities in this country,"  says  Deanna
McLeod, co-ordinator
of the Western Research Network on
Education and Training (WRNET). Hosted
by UBC, WRNET provided research data
that generated many CareerOwl features.
Once the  student registers with
CareerOwl, a virtual agent searches the
Internet site for jobs that match the student's job preference criteria.
The agent sends the student an e-mail
message when a match is found.
The student may then choose to release their resume, covering letter, electronic transcript and employer-specific
application forms directly to an employer.
See CAREER Page 2
Classrooms to get
$2 million upgrades
Fifteen UBC projects designed to upgrade classrooms and labs by the end of
March will receive nearly $2 million in
funding from the Ministry of Advanced
Education, Training and Technology.
"Improving the learning environment
for our faculty, students and staff is one
of the most important priorities for the
university," says Barry McBride, vice-
president. Academic and Provost.
"This fund allows us to increase the
number of classrooms and labs that receive upgrades and in some cases offer
new and improved courses for students."
Upgrading 15 per cent of all classrooms and lab facilities by the fall of
1999 is one of the goals set by the
university in the recently released vision
document, Trek 2000.
Fifty per cent of the UBC projects
approved by the ministry are classroom
upgrades, 30 per cent are lab upgrades
and 20 per cent are upgrades to administrative facilities.
Upgrades include classrooms and labs
in the faculties of Agricultural Sciences,
Arts, Applied Science, Commerce and
Business Adrninistration, Education, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Science.
In some cases, the projects will offer
students better access to technology resources. For example, a classroom in the
Buchanan Building will be renovated and
wired to allow it to house a new multimedia computer lab.
The projects funded are in addition to
those covered by UBC's 1998/99 minor
capital budget and must be completed by
the end of March.
The projects received grants from a
$10 million fund established to encourage universities and colleges to expand
educational programs and services using
existing facilities.
From June through September, UBC
submitted lists of projects to the ministry
which reflected the funding criteria.
Projects which matched the criteria of
improved utilization, and which had not
previously been included in the minor
capital submission, were put forward.
In addition, Campus Planning and Development contacted all deans to confirm the
current status, priority and validity of their
minor capital requests and to ask for suggestions regarding proposed or new projects.
For further information on the projects,
contact Suzanne Poohkay, Campus Planning and Development at 822-0486 or by
e-mail at suzanne.poohkay@ubc.ca.
Disabled access to
garden improved
A portion of the David Lam Asian
Garden in UBC's Botanical Garden is
now accessible to wheelchair users
thanks to recent trail improvements
made possible by funding from the Coca-
ColaDisabilityAccessFund, the Dorothy
Lam Memorial Fund and the volunteer
group. Friends ofthe Garden.
Some steep slopes on the first loop
of the trail system have been removed
and the bark mulch surface has been
replaced with a hard surface which
retains the natural beauty of the garden, says garden director Bruce
"The primary goal is wheelchair accessibility," says Macdonald. "But there
are also new trails which provide access to areas which were previously
inaccessible by any means."
The proposed next phase would extend the paved trail from the east end
of the tunnel beneath Southeast Marine Drive to the garden pavilion and
the entrance to the Food and Physic
gardens. Consideration will also be
given to improving accessibility for persons with visual, auditory and other
disabilities. A third phase will see the
remaining major areas of the garden
made wheelchair accessible.
Coca-Cola Disability Access Fund
money has also been committed to
renovating the Frederic Wood Theatre
to provide access to seating and washroom facilities for patrons in wheelchairs.
Construction is slated to start soon
on major exterior ramps in two other
See ACCESS Page 2
Snore Storm
The secret to silent sleeping could be a piece of plastic, says Prof. Alan Lowe
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Continued from Page 1
Employers can target a certain
audience by including criteria that
match questions asked ofthe candidates. For example, an employer
may specifically request a candidate from a particular university
program or faculty.
"We aimed to create a system
where both employers and students can state exactly what they
are looking for," says Alice
Nakamura, one of CareerOwl's
creators, an executive member
of WRNET and a professor of
Business at the University of
Second-year UBC Faculty of
Science student Merek Siu has
been helping to promote
CareerOwl on campus.
The system is really useful
for me because I'm from Alberta
and would have a hard time accessing career information from
another province," says Siu. "And
I'm not cut off from the system
after graduation. It really uses
the power ofthe Internet to keep
everything current."
Services for job candidates
are free and registered employers can search candidate information without charge.
Job postings are also free for
Continued from Page 1
locations on campus. One is to
be built at the Student Union
Building with additional funding from the Alma Mater Society.
Campus Planning and Development has also completed a
review of accessibility to the Museum of Anthropology and a feasibility study of a communication accessible classroom for
hearing impaired students.
The improvements are all part
of Strategy 2010, a campus-wide
plan to create full access for
people with disabilities, spearheaded by the Rick Hansen Institute and the Disability Resource Centre.
employers until the end of this
year. From Jan. 1 to Aug.31 regular job postings that appear for a
two-month period will cost employers $25 each. There is no
charge for posting volunteer, student part-time, co-op and internship positions.
UBC Electrical and Computer
Engineering Prof. Peter Lawrence
created the service's concepts. A
third-year student in his department, Kiyo Adachi, provided technical assistance.
Support for CareerOwl comes
from faculty donations.
Students and alumni can sign
on at www.careerowl.ca or e-mail
jobseekerinfo@careerowl.ca. Employers can post their jobs directly
at the site or call 1 -877-OWL-POST
for toll-free assistance.
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Berry Merry
Susan Stern photo
Bette Cotton, (left) and Kathy McClean display beautiful
fresh Christmas wreaths and baskets handmade by the
Friends ofthe Garden in their workshop. The decorations are
on sale for $30 to $50 through Dec. 23 in the Shop in the
Garden at 6804 Southwest Marine Drive at 16th Ave. The
volunteers hope their efforts will raise $10,000 to help keep
the UBC Botanical Garden growing. The shop is open daily
from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
by staff writers
Just as the holiday season is a time to reunite with family and
friends on Earth, December is a chance to reacquaint yourself
with some old and new friends in the night sky over British
High in the southern sky is Saturn, a planet with its own set of
celestial jewelry.
"The public is welcome to visit the UBC Observatory on any clear
Saturday night in December or January to see Saturn's beautiful rings
close up," says Physics and Astronomy Asst. Prof. Jaymie Matthews.
Come an hour after sunset up to 9 p.m., except for Dec. 26 and
Jan. 2 when the observatory will be closed. The observatory is located
in the Geophysics and Astronomy Building, 2219 Main Mall. (Enter by
the far left side door.)
As twilight falls Matthews says stargazers can see the planet
Jupiter, shining like a very bright yellowish star in the southwest.
"Binoculars or a small telescope will reveal the planet's disc, which
is 11 times the size of earth," he says. "And you can see its four largest
moons, strung around it like starry pearls."
Just starting to take a prominent place in the winter sky is the
great hunter Orion, a constellation that stands out because of the
three stars that make up his belt. The bright blue star Rigel can be
found in Orion's tunic and the red giant Betelgeuse in his shoulder.
The name Betelgeuse is pronounced 'Beetle-Juice' and is derived
from old Arabic for 'hairy armpit of the giant,'" Matthews says.
Hanging beneath Orion's belt is his sword, which contains an
enormous gas cloud where new stars are being born right now. Look
for Orion in the southeastern sky.
Later in the evening, trailing behind his master will come Sirius, the
dog star and the Pleiades, a cluster of stars often known as the Seven
"If you want to know what to look for, check the hood ornament of
any Subaru. That's the Japanese name for the Pleiades cluster,"
Matthews says.
After midnight on Dec. 14, he suggests checking out the Geminid
meteor shower because there is a good chance of seeing some bright
fireballs. The moon will be close to its new phase and the sky should
be dark away from the city. Under those conditions, Matthews predicts
the Geminids could generate a few ooohs and ahhhs. And he has one
more tip.
"Professional astrophysicists suggest you bring along a blanket plus
some eggnog to enhance the meteors' effect and to diminish the cold,"
he says.
Device stops snoring,
rests sleepers' fears
by Hilary Thomson
Staff writer
Snoring is just a noisy nuisance, right?
Wrong. Snoring can be a symptom of a
potentially life-threatening disorder, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), and UBC
professor of Oral Health Sciences Alan
Lowe has invented a device to help.
"OSA may cause patients to stop
breathing during sleep, dozens, if not
hundreds, of times a night — sometimes
for more than one minute at a time," says
Lowe, who specializes in orthodontics.
"Yet many patients are quite unaware of
their apnea."
Symptoms include intermittent snoring,
excessive daytime sleepiness, waking in the
night gasping and choking, fragmented light
sleep and morning headaches.
One potential cause of the disorder is
the position ofthe tongue and lower jaw
during sleep.
When a sleeping person inhales, the
tongue can be sucked back against the
rear ofthe throat, obstructing the airway.
If the obstruction is sustained for
more than 10 seconds and occurs more
than five times per hour, the person has
OSA and will likely feel sleep-deprived
the following day.
In severe cases, hypoxia — chronic low
levels of oxygen during sleep — may result,
eventually harming the cardiovascular
system. Severe OSA may cause high blood
pressure, stroke or heart attack.
About 20 million North Americans have
some degree of OSA according to Lowe. It
affects nine per cent of women and up to
24 per cent of men aged 30-60 years.
OSA has been treated by removal of
the uvula, the small piece of soft tissue
suspended from the palate at the back of
the throat. Another treatment uses a
pump that forces air into the nose and
mouth, a process called continuous positive airway pressure.
Lowe believes one solution may be to
create more room at the back ofthe throat
at the base of the tongue.
He invented Klearway, an oral appliance that the patient can adjust in increments of one-quarter of a millimetre
through a total of 44 positions, covering
an 11 millimetre range.
"By gradually moving the jaw forward,
the patient gets more room to breathe
and avoids the discomfort of a radical
change in jaw position," he says.
Made of clear acrylic resin, similar to
a sports tooth guard or orthodontic retainer, the device fits over both the top
and bottom teeth.
Patients usually make two forward
adjustments per week. Often OSA symptoms are relieved within six to eight
The device cannot be swallowed and
patients can move their jaw in all directions and swallow while wearing it.
The appliance makes breathing easier
and often stops snoring completely.
"Successful treatment of OSA is defined as reducing apneic events to less
than 15 per hour," says Lowe.
Negative side effects may include excessive salivation and dry mouth and
transient tooth or jaw discomfort.
Lowe cautions that not all snorers suffer from OSA, nor do all OSA patients
snore. Assessment by a medical doctor or
sleep specialist is required before a definitive diagnosis of OSA snoring can be made.
Lowe's patients are often assessed at
the Vancouver Hospital Sleep Disorders
clinic that is co-directed by Prof. John
Fleetham, head of UBC's Division of Respiratory Medicine, and Psychiatry Assoc.
Prof. Jonathan Fleming.
Working with UBC's University-Industry Liaison Office (UILO), Lowe patented
the device in 1995. More than 3,000
appliances have been sold.
"Klearway accounts for about five per
cent of our total income from royalties
last year," says UILO associate director
Angus Livingstone.
Revenues fund a post-doctoral fellowship in the Faculty of Dentistry.
Cost of the appliance and one year of
supervision by the dental team in the
Faculty of Dentistry is about $1,800.
For more information call Sandy
Harrison, the Faculty of Dentistry's Clinical Trials co-ordinator, at 822-5775.
UBC graduate, Lynn Coady, author of
Strange Heaven, which was nominated
for this year's Governor General's Award
wrote much of her novel before coming to
the Creative Writing Dept. Her thesis was
a three-act stage play called "Cold in the
Morning" under adviser Assoc. Prof. Bryan
Wade. Coady is the recipient ofthe Canadian Author's Association/Air Canada
Award for most promising novelist. Incorrect information was published in the
Nov. 12 issue of UBC Reports.
Read about staying
safe day and night
Personal security information is now
available around the clock thanks to
Safe@UBC, a new safety resources Web
"We're encouraging everyone to learn
about UBC's personal security resources,"
says Paul Wong, personal security coordinator in the Dept.
of Health, Safety and
Environment. "The
new site puts all the
information, from
lighting improvements to crime statistics, in one place."
A pick and click menu allows users to
find information quickly and the site is
linked to other UBC sites related to personal security.
The UBC personal security resources
listed range from a sexual assault information line to Student Resources Centre
counselling services. Resource phone
numbers include a report line for burnt-
out lights and the 24-hour crisis line for
Women  Against  Violence  Against
In addition, the Web site outlines the
personal security workshops available
to UBC employees and students.
Highlights of the Safer Campus Initiative, a provincial
government program that provides
capital funds for
personal security
projects, describe
UBC's safety improvements such
as lighting upgrades and emergency
blue phones.
Safe@UBC tips offer suggestions for
staying safe in various environments
including residences, study areas or
Safe@UBC can be found under the
Office of the Personal Security Coordinator at www.safety.ubc.ca. Any
comments can be sent to Wong at 822-
6210 or by e-mail to wong@safety.ubc.ca. 4 UBC Reports ■ December 10, 1998
December 13 through January 9
Sunday, Dec. 13
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
Christmas At The Chan. Chan
Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall
at 2pm. Call Ticketmaster 280-
3311 or for information 822-
Monday, Dec. 14
Agricultural Sciences/
Biotechnology Laboratory
Ethical And Safety Issues Of Us-
ingTransgenic Plants InThe Food
Chain. Elizabeth Hood, director.
Cell Biology Prodigene College
Station. IRC #1 at 12:30pm. Call
Member Speaker Series
Why Don't You Listen? Phyllis
Webb's Dialogues With History.
Pauline Butling, Canadian Literature/Cultural Studies. Green
College Coach House at 5:30pm.
Call 822-1878.
Tuesday, Dec. 15
Agricultural Sciences/
Biotechnology Laboratory
Molecular Farming Of Industrial
Proteins Transgenic Maize. Elizabeth Hood, director, Cell Biology
Prodigene College Station.
MacMillan 158 at 12:30pm. Call
Institute Of Asian Research
Crisis And Transition In Indonesia. Riwanto Tirtosudarmo, director, Centre for Social and Cultural Studies. CK Choi 129 from
12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.
Royal Society Of Canada
TBA. College Coach House
at 5:30pm. $16 includes
lunch. To register e-mail:
calvert@eos.ubc.ca or call
Stephen Calvert 822-5210.
Christmas Carols
Christmas Celebration Of Lessons And Carols. St. Andrew's
Hall Chapel at 7pm. Refreshments. Call 822-9720.
Wednesday, Dec. 16
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Fact
Or Fiction. Dr. William Regan,
Dr. Peter Fry. Vancouver Hosp/
HSC, Eye Care Centre Aud. at
7am. Call 875-4192.
Centre For Japanese
Japan's Changing Role In The
East Asian Political Economy.
Prof. Glenn D. Hook, Centre for
Japanese Studies, U of Sheffield.
CK Choi 120 from 12:30-2pm.
Call 822-2629.
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
The King's Singers. Chan Centre
Chan Shun Concert Hall at 8pm.
Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or
for information 822-2697.
Thursday, Dec. 17
Statistics Seminar
Visible Management: A Perspective On Quality, Productivity, And
The Design Of Work Processes.
John C. Nash. CSCI 301 from 4-
5:30pm. Refreshments, please
bring your "own mug. Call 822-
Friday, Dec. 18
Health Care And
Epidemiology Rounds
About Surgical Waiting Lists. Prof.
Sam Sheps. Mather 253 from 9-
10am. Paid parking available in
Lot B. Call 822-2772.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Clinical And Research Applications
Of Melatonin. Dr. Wah Jun Tze,
moderator; various speakers. GF
Strong Aud. at 9am. Refreshments
at 8:30am. Call 875-2307.
Sunday, Dec. 20
Music Concert
Pacific Baroque Orchestra. Music
Recital Hall at 2pm. Call 215-0406
or 822-5574.	
Monday, Dec. 21
Christmas Brunch At
Trekkers Restaurant from 8am-
lpm. $9.50. For reservations call
Tuesday, Dec. 22
Chan Centre For The
Performing Arts Concert
Japan - Canada Brass Band
Friendship Exchange Concert '98.
Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert
Hall at 6:30pm. For information
call 822-2697.
Wednesday, Dec. 23
UBC Christmas Dinner
International House Hosts Christmas Dinner For UBC Students And
Their Families On Campus. International House, lpm and 3 pm. $2
in advance; $5 at door. 822-5021.
Monday, Dec. 28
Thunderbird Women's
Vs. SFU. War Memorial Gym at
2pm. Adults $7: youth/senior $4;
UBC students S3: children under
12 free. Call 822-2473.
Thunderbird XIII Men's
War Memorial Gym at
5:30pm:7:30pm daily. Continues
to Dec. 30. Adults' $7: youth/
senior $4; UBC students $3: children under 12 free. Call 822-2473.
Thursday, Dec. 31
Thunderbird Women's
Vs. Brock University. War Memorial Gym at 11am. Adults $7:
youth/senior $4: UBC students
$3: children under 12 free. Call
Wednesday, Jan. 6
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Five Minutes Five Slides. Athletic
Injuries and Arthroscopic Surgery
Division. Vancouver Hosp/HSC,
Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call
Individual Interdisciplinary
Studies Graduate Program
Fictions And Science, Jorge Luis
Borges And Paradox. Floyd Merrell.
Foreign Languages and Literature,
Purdue U. Green College Coach
House at 5pm. Call 822-1878.
St. John's College Speaker
Stalin's Industrial Revolution.
Robert Allen, Economics. St.
John's College 1080 at 5:15pm.
Call 822-8788.
Thursday, Jan. 7
Physics And Astronomy
What Can A Water Molecule Tell
Us About Its Environment? Proton Magnetic Resonance Of Water
In Biological Systems. Alex
MacKay. Hennings 201 at 4pm.
Refreshments Hennings 325 at
3:45pm. Call 822-2137; 822-
Policy Issues In Post-
Secondary Education In B.C.
Fragmented, Polarized Or Protracted School-To-Work Transitions: Trans-Atlantic Perspectives.
Walter Heinz, U of Bremen. Green
College Coach House at 4:30pm.
Call 822-1878.
St. John's College Speaker
The Damaging Effects Of Industrial Fisheries On Marine Ecosystems. Timothy Parsons, Earth and
Ocean Sciences. St. John's College
1080 at 5:15pm.  Call 822-8788.
Health And Medicine Lecture
The Art And Science Of Transfusion Medicine (We Don't Do It With
Sheep Anymore...). Dana Devine,
Pathology. Green College Coach
House at 8pm. Call 822-1878.
Friday, Jan. 8
Health Care And
Epidemiology Rounds
The British Columbia Nutrition
Survey. Lisa Forster-Coull. nutrition consultant, B.C. Ministry of
Health. Mather 253 from 9- 10am.
Paid parking available in Lot B.
Call 822-2772.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Towards A Molecular Understanding Of Craniofacial Development.
Joy M. Richman, Oral Health Sciences. GF Strong Aud. at 9am.
Call 875-2307.
Thunderbird Women's
Vs. UniversilyOfSaskatchewan.
Continues to Jan. 9. War Memorial Gym at 6:15pm. Adults $7;
youth/senior $4; UBC students
$3: children under 12 free. Call
Thunderbird Men's Ice
Vs. University of Saskatchewan.
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre at 7:30pm. Continues to Jan.
9. Adults $7; youth/senior $4;
UBC students $3; children under 12 free. Call 822-2473.
Thunderbird Men's
Vs. University Of Saskatchewan.
Continues to Jan. 9. War Memorial Gym at 7:45pm. Adults $7;
youth/senior $4; UBC students
$3: children under 12 free. Call
UBC Food Services
Christmas Hours
Edibles and Yum Yum's are open
until Dec. 1 1; Pacific Spirit Place
is open until Dec. 18; The Barn,
IRC and Subway are open until
Dec. 22; The Bread Garden is
open until Dec. 23. Express at
Trekkers is open to serve you
throughout the Christmas break
except Christmas Day and New
Year's Day. For more detailed information, please contact UBC-
FOOD (822-3663) or Web site:
UBC Christmas Bakeshop
Free delivery on campus for orders
of $75 or more until Dec. 22. Check
out the goodies in Pacific Spirit
Place at the SUB. Order forms are
available at all UBC Food Services
locations. Call 822-6828.
Christmas At The Shop In
The Garden
Fresh foliage wreaths, baskets and
festive decorations made by the
Friends of the Garden. The plant
centre and shop feature unique
gifts, polted evergreen trees, unusual hollies, and winter (lowering
plants. All proceeds help the garden grow. UBC Botanical Garden
from 10am-5pm. Call 822-4529.
UBC Community Winter
UBC Community Sports Services
offers holiday hockey camps, gymnastics, skating, ice hockey, adult
ballet, and roller hockey for a variey
of ages this winter. All programs
take place at the Osborne Centre
or Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre with the exception of the Adult
Ballet program. Programs start
Dec. 21 through to March. E-mail
Museum Of Anthropology
Remembering Lubomi: Images Of
A Jewish Community; Vereinigung
(Continues to Dec. 31): Transitions: Contemporary Canadian
Indian And Inuit Art (Continues to
Jan. 3); Hereditary Chiefs Of Haida
Gwaii; Attributed To Edenshaw:
Identifying The Hand OfThe Artist; From Under The Delta: Wet-
Site Archaeology In The Lower
Fraser Region Of British Columbia. Call 822-5087.
UBC Children's Art Program
UBC Art Education faculty invite
children 7-12 years to participate
in a unique art course Saturdays at
the Vancouver Art Gallery (Jan.
30-March  13.  1999). Fee $25. E-
mailllackey@interchange. ubc.ca or
call Lara Lackey at 822-5422.
Thunderbird Winter Sports
Public Skating 8:30am-4:30pm.
$3; free before noon for UBC students. Casual Hockey 8:30am-
4:30pm. $3.75/hr. M-F; free before noon for UBC students.
Squash and Raequetball. UBC stall
$7.50/court: UBC students $6/
court. For info call 822-6121.
50th Anniversary Law
The UBC Law Review is publishing
a 50th Anniversary Commemorative issue. We are looking for law
school alumni and faculty who
wish to submit articles. Please
contact the UBC Law Review at
822-3066: fax822-4633ore-mail:
lawrev@interchange. ubc.ca for details. Deadline for submissions is
Jan. 15.1999.
Participants Needed
For a study involving public participation in B.C. environmental
policies conducted by Eco-Risk
Research Unit. We offer $20 for 1.5
hours of your time. UBC staff and
graduate students are particularly
welcomed (fluency in English is
required). If interested, please
phone 822-0551 for more details.
Research Study
5-12 year old children are needed
to participate in UBC Psychology
research to learn more about the
ways children respond to questions about cartoons and stories.
Please call Dr. Johnston's lab at
Female Volunteers
Daughters who have returned
home to live with their parents
are needed for a PhD psychology
study. An interview at your convenience is required. Please call
Michele 269-9986.
Parents With Toddlers
Did you know your child is a
word-learning expert? Help us
learn how children come to be so
skilled at learning new words!
We are looking for children (one-
five years old) and their parent(s)
to participate in language studies. If you are interested in bringing your child for a 45-minute
visit, please call Dr. Geoffrey
Hall's Language Development
Centre, Psychology at UBC. 822-
9294 (ask for Kelley).
AMS And Board Of
Governors Elections
Nomination of candidates ends
Jan. 8. Go to the AMS Executive
office room 238 in the SUB for
forms and additional information or call 822-3971.
Parent-Child Relationship
Are you a parent of a child who is
still in school? Would you like to
help me understand how par-
i ents know that they are impor-
i tant? Complete a survey in your
own home and return your responses by pre-paid mail. Call
Sheila Marshall 822-5672.
Next deadline:
noon, Dec. 29
The UBC Reports Calendar lists university-related or
university-sponsored events on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland.
Calendar items must be submitted on forms available
from the UBC Public AfedrsQffitee, 310-6251 CecflGreen
Park Road, Vancouver B.C.. VST1Z1. Phone: 822-3131.
Fax: 822-2684. An electronic form is available on the WC
Reports Web page at http://www.publlcaflfelrs.ubc.ca.
Please limit to 35 words. Submissions for the Calendar's
Notices section may be limited due to space.
Deadline for the Jan. 7 issue of UBC Reports—which
covers the period Jan. 10 to Jan. 23 — is noon, Dec. 29. UBC Reports ■ December 10, 1998 5
(1 September 1997 to 31
August 1998)
Under section 58 of the University Act the
President of the University has authority to
impose discipline on students for academic
and non-academic offences (see page 44 of
the 1998/99 University Calendar). A summary of such disciplinary cases is published
on a regular basis, without disclosing the
names of students involved.
In the period 1 September 1997 to 31
August 1998, 22 students appeared before the President's Advisory Committee
on Student Discipline and 20 were subsequently disciplined. For each case, the
events leading to the imposition of the
discipline and the discipline imposed are
summarized below. Discipline may vary
depending upon the circumstances of a
particular case.
1. A student was involved in a cheating
incident on a final examination.
Discipline:   a mark of zero in the
course and suspension from the University for 7 months*.
2. A student committed  plagiarism/
cheated in a term paper.
Discipline:   in the special circumstances, a mark of zero on the paper
and a letter of reprimand.
3. A student committed plagiarism in a
term paper.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the
course and suspension from the University for 12 months*.
4. A student was involved in a cheating
incident on a final examination.
Discipline:    a mark of zero in the
course and suspension from the University for 12 months*.
5. A student was involved in a cheating
incident on a December examination.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a mark of zero for the December examination and a letter of
6. A student committed plagiarism on a
course assignment.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the
course and degree not to be awarded
prior to November 1999 convocation
regardless of when the degree requirements are met*.
7. A student was involved in a non-
academic misconduct incident in a
University building.
Discipline: a suspension from the
University for 4 months*. The suspension was upheld when appealed
before the Senate Committee on Student Appeals on Academic Discipline.
8. A student alleged to have been involved in a cheating incident on a final
examination did not respond to repeated attempts to arrange for a hearing before the President's Advisory
Committee on Student Discipline.
Discipline: future registration
blocked until student appears before
the Committee and notation on transcript to this effect.
9. A student committed plagiarism in a
term paper in each of two courses.
Discipline:   a mark of zero in each
course and suspension from the University for 12 months*.
10. A student was involved in misconduct involving the inappropriate use
of the University's computing facilities.
Discipline: a letter of severe reprimand and suspension ofthe University's computing privileges for 8
11. A student was alleged to have failed
to submit the final examination paper in a course.
Outcome: charge dismissed; allegation could not be substantiated from
a consideration of the available evidence.
12. A student was involved in a cheating
incident during a final examination.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a mark of zero in the course
and a suspension from the University for 4 months*.
13. A student was alleged to have colluded with another student in the
writing of a mid-term examination.
Outcome: charge dismissed; allegation could not be substantiated
from a consideration ofthe available
14. A student was involved in cheating
incident on a mid-term examination.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a mark of zero for the exam
and a letter of reprimand.
15. A student was involved in a cheating
incident in a mid-term examination.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the
course and suspension from the University for 12 months*.
16. A student submitted the same paper
to satisfy the requirements of two
separate courses.
Discipline: amarkofzerointhetwo
courses and a suspension from the
University for 8 months*.
17. A student submitted an altered transcript and a fraudulent letter with a
forged signature in support of an
application for transfer of credits from
another University.
Discipline: a suspension from the
University for 12 months* and degree
not to be awarded prior to May 1999
convocation regardless of when the
degree requirements are met.
18. A student was involved in a cheating
incident during a final examination.
Discipline:    a mark of zero in the
course and a suspension from the
University for 12 months*. An appeal to the Senate Committee on
University Appeals on Academic Discipline resulted in a change in the
suspension period to 8 months*.
19. A student was involved in a cheating
incident during a final examination.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a mark of zero in the course
and a suspension from the University for 4 months*.
20. A student was involved in a cheating
incident during a final examination.
Discipline: in the special circumstances, a mark of zero in the course
and a suspension from the University for 4 months*.
21. A student was alleged to have been
involved in a cheating incident during a final examination.
Outcome: charge dismissed: allegation could not be substantiated in
consideration of the available evidence. However, student issued with
a letter of reprimand for negligence
in exposing paper to potential examination candidates and for failing
to follow regulations provided with
the examination.
22. A student substituted another student's mid-term examination paper
for own examination paper.
Discipline:   a suspension from the
University for 12 months*.
* In all cases indicated by an asterisk
a notation of disciplinary action is
entered on the student's transcript.
At any time after two years have
elapsed from the date of his or her
graduation the student may apply to
the President to exercise her discretion to remove the notation.
Students under disciplinary suspension
from UBC may not take courses at other
institutions for transfer of credit back to
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UBC and the unions and associations representing its employees
have launched a new program to help faculty and staff resume
employment following an absence due to illness or injury.
The Return to Work program provides guidelines and support to
bring employees back into the workplace in a fair and consistent
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UBC Press is offering holiday savings of up to 30 per cent for
faculty, staff and students on pre-paid orders of books until Dec. 31.
Topics range from a guide to B.C. birds to a coffee table book on
Chinese opera.
The books, published by UBC Press or the agencies it represents,
are on display at the UBC Press offices, room 203, Old Auditorium.
Payment may be made by personal cheque or credit card. For
further information call UBC Press at 822-5959.
The Valor Cup - a men's hockey competition among four Canadian universities - celebrates its inaugural season this year in
Vancouver from Dec. 27 through Dec. 31.
UBC games take place at 7 p.m. in the Pacific Coliseum: Dec. 27
(vs. McGill), Dec. 28 (vs. Saskatchewan), and Dec. 29 (vs. Toronto).
The consolation and Valor Cup finals take place Dec. 31 at 2 p.m.
and 7 p.m.
Ticket are $8 (students and seniors), $12 (general admission),
and $16 (reserved). Call Ticketmaster at 280-4444.
December 22 - January 3
UBC Campus Libraries will be open
Tues Dec 22        8am - 5pm
Wed Dec 23        9am - 5pm
Thurs Dec 24      9am - 5pm
All Campus Libraries
Normal hours resume Jan 4
Holiday Loans
Starting Dec 8, loans (except reserve loans) may be
extended through January 4. Some non-circulating
material may be borrowed: ask at your branch.
Off Campus Hospital Libraries will be open
Tues-Thurs      Dec 22-24    8am-5pm
Tues-Thurs      Dec 29-31     12noon-5pm
Normal hours resume Jan 4
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for your patronage,
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264 -9918 donald@portal.ca UBC Reports • December 10, 1998 7
In Memoriam
Casey Smith: 1959-1998
Goodbye to a UBC gladiator
by Don Wells
Don Wells was a longtime UBC
colleague of Casey Smith in Athletics and Recreation.
My memories of UBC football
coach Casey Smith range from
the time we were a pair of late-
twenties lads, staring into a massive hole in the ground on Toronto's Front Street prior to the 1987
Vanier Cup, to the chat we had at
Thunderbird Stadium just six
weeks before his recent death.
Ironically, the hole on Front
was eventually filled by the concrete foundations of SkyDome,
the site of Casey's finest hour just
over one year ago, when he led
UBC to its third national university football championship.
It was a sight which most people who knew Casey will remember best — a nationally televised
image of him thrusting the Vanier
Cup skyward, surrounded by his
players, all delirious over an experience which would be indelibly etched in their memories.
We spent considerable time
together in various Western Canadian cities where the T-Birds
played. The quirky ways that life
unfolded, often mirrored on the
football field, were the subject of
many late-night conversations.
I remember one in particular,
in an Edmonton restaurant,
where we were joined by one of
his former teammates. Casey had
just excused himself to use the
washroom, when his friend
turned to me with the kind of
smile people wear when they recall old friends.
"You know, we used to call
him the gladiator."
"Why the gladiator?" I asked,
already fairly sure ofthe reason.
"Because he looks like one!
Especially right after a game,
sitting in front of his locker, mud
from head to toe, a bloody nose
and tape hanging all over him."
We laughed. It's an easy image to conjure. Casey did have
stereotype roman features —
square jaw and a build like St.
Peter's Basilica. More importantly, he had the gladiator's
courage, dedication and loyalty,
particularly to UBC and the student athletes whose lives he so
profoundly influenced.
As head coach from 1995 to
1997, Casey led the T-Birds into
a total of 32 battles. He won 17 of
them. Last May, however, he was
introduced to an opponent he
could not overcome, and on Nov.
24, the cancer that had invaded
his liver finally won out.
Prior to last August's training
camp, he sent a gut-wrenching
letter to his players telling them
of his illness. He also promised
that he would be in the stands to
cheer them on as they defended
their national title.
The players dedicated the
1998 campaign to him, affixing
decals onto each helmet with the
words "Courage for Casey" and
the number 51, his jersey
number in his playing days.
Jack Shadbolt: 1909-1998
Artist who inspired
by Scott Watson
Scott Watson is a widely respected art critic and the director
and curator of UBC's Morris and
Helen Belkin Art Gallery, which
holds an impressive collection of
Shadbolt's work. He is the author of Jack Shadbolt, the first
full published study of the artist's work.
Jack Shadbolt died in his studio on Sunday, Nov. 22. Thus
closed one ofthe most important
and prolific careers in modern
Canadian art.
Shadbolt grew up in Victoria,
B.C. and in his youth was inspired by the local landscape of
southern Vancouver Island.
As a teenager he read Fred
Housser's book on the Group of
Seven and determined that his
art would do for B.C. what the
group had done for northern
At the age of 21 he encountered the work of Emily Carr and
the artist who would serve as a
kind of spiritual guide to his own
exploration of the places where
culture and nature interact.
In the years leading up to and
during the Second World War,
Shadbolt aspired to a socially
responsible, realist art that most
frequently addressed urban subject matter. He became Canada's most penetrating social realist during these years.
At the end of the war, moved
by the photographs of concentration camps that crossed his
desk in the War Records Office
and by the bombed buildings of
London where he was stationed,
he turned to abstraction as the
vocabulary he needed to express
the psychological stresses of his
era. The abstract works carried
him to national and international renown.
He believed of his work that,
however abstract, it was a commentary on the historical contradictions of his time and place
for he saw a necessary social role
for the artist.
He was tireless in the promotion of this ideal as a teacher,
artist, activist and benefactor.
He was very much involved in
the circle around Hunter Lewis
at UBC in the late '40s and early
'50s and was an important voice
urging that the university include the fine arts in the academic curriculum.
Though his health declined
steadily, he kept his promise
and gamely attended three of
UBC's five home dates. Despite
extreme discomfort, he contributed what he could from the
UBC spotters' booth.
He was well respected in the
coaching world for his knowledge, his commitment and for
tirelessly promoting the sport as
a tool for the development of
healthy, responsible and intelligent young people.
Indeed, it is quite remarkable
how many young lives Casey
touched through the UBC summer football camps he ran, as a
community speaker, as a coach
and as a loyal friend.
Or as UBC President Martha
Piper said in a eulogy at Casey's
memorial service, "there is no
need to erect a monument to
Casey; there are already hundreds of them."
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Calling all University Researchers in
Advanced Systems Technologies
graduate students
high-tech companies
support organizations
March 9, 1999
Robson Square Convention Centre - Vancouver
• Show off your research •
• Get your profile in the Academic Research Directory •
• Make connections with research partners and company representatives •
• Demonstrate your research in a half-hour seminar •
• Meet fellow students & faculty •
• Pre-register to attend •
The ASI Exchange is an advanced technology swap meet and a showcase of new technologies
and research. This one-day event brings together all ofthe 'players' in BC's high technology
Profiles for the Academic Research Directory are due Jan. 15th - don't miss this opportunity! If
you would like to put on a 1/2 hour seminar - send in an outline about your topic by Feb. 6th.
To find out more: check out our website (www.asi.bc.ca/asi/exchange/) or contact Lisa Welbourn
at ASI (lisa@asi.bc.ca).
Presented by the BC Advanced Systems Institute (ASI)  W/t- 8 UBC Reports ■ December 10, 1998
Taking The
UBC President Dr. Martha
Piper (right) recently
presented Trek 2000,
UBC's blueprint for the
millennium, to students,
members ofthe community
and service providers in
downtown Vancouver at
Strathcona Elementary
School. The blueprint
document outlines a
series of principles, goals,
strategies and operational
timelines that will guide
UBC. To obtain copies of
Trek 2000 — A Vision for
the 21st Century, please
contact UBC Public Affairs
at UBC-INFO (822-4636). It
is also available on the Web
at www.vision.ubc.ca.
Kevin Miller photo
Last-minute gifts
make difference
UBC's United Way campaign
organizers are hoping for some
last-minute donations to reach
this year's goal of $300,000.
"People have been very
generous in helping us raise
almost a quarter
of a million dollars," says UBC
United Way Chair
Eilis Courtney.
"In these last
few weeks before
Christmas even a
small donation
helps those in need."
Donations may be directed to
local agencies such as the Food
Bank or the Red Cross which is
looking for support in helping
victims of Hurricane Mitch, adds
Courtney,  who is manager of
UBC's Ceremonies Office.
She acknowledges the many
UBC staff, faculty and students
who have volunteered to work
on the campaign.
"These people
have donean amazing job," she says.
cation and enthusiasm this campaign could not
have been so successful."
The United Way
campaign runs to
Dec. 31 and aims to raise $25.7
million in the Lower Mainland.
Donations can be made by payroll deduction, credit card or
cheque. For pledge forms or more
information call 822-UWAY (822-
Vice-President, Students
The University of British Columbia
About K
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calibre - more than 26,000 undergraduates and 6,400 graduate
UBC students. UBC offers its students an intellectually challenging
education that takes advantage of the University's unique social
and cultural make-up, geographical location, and research environment, and that
prepares them to become citizens ofthe 21st century through programs that are
international in scope, interactive in process, and interdisciplinary in context and
approach. The University's 170,000 alumni are located across Canada and around
the world. With an annual budget of approximately $800 million, UBC has
approximately 2,000 faculty and 5,500 non-academic staff.
The University of British Columbia recognizes that people are its most important
resource, and places the highest value on its students, faculty and staff. UBC is
committed to providing access to academically qualified students, regardless of
financial ability, and to employing outstanding faculty and staff. UBC seeks an
equitable environment that celebrates diversity, respects difference, and ensures
that all may achieve their highest potential.
UBC is committed to caring about the well-being — physical, emotional, spiritual
and intellectual — of its students. Among the goals of the University's Trek 2000: A
Vision for the 21st Century are: to provide a learning environment that will inspire and
enable individuals to grow intellectually, recognize their social responsibilities, be
prepared to live and work in a global environment, and achieve personal fulfillment;
to enhance student recruitment efforts provincially, nationally, and internationally,
with the objective of attracting the best students to UBC; to increase scholarship
and bursary support at both graduate and undergraduate levels; to ensure that the
campus is an integrated and vibrant community for those who live and work there;
to make the campus an attractive place for student activities by increasing and
upgrading residential and social spaces for students, and making the "big" seem
"small"; and to enhance the scope and quality of services to students, from their
recruitment to their graduation, and beyond.
The Position
The Vice-President, Students, reports to the President, and is a member of the
University's senior management team. This position entails responsibility for
shaping the student experience and learning environment at UBC for the
continuum of students - prospective students, current students, and alumni.
These responsibilities include recruitment and admissions, residences, social and
learning spaces, athletics and recreation, community outreach, student services,
and alumni relations. This portfolio has a total budget of $142 million and staff
of approximately 460, reporting through four departmental directors.
The Vice-President, Students, is expected to:
• Function as a key member of the University's senior administrative team,
spearheading a cohesive, focused approach to the Students portfolio
consistent with the University's academic mission;
• Provide leadership in transforming the role that all students play as active
participants and partners in shaping the learning process — prospective
students, current students and alumni, whether domestic or international,
graduate or undergraduate, "traditional" or non-traditional;
• Emphasize the importance of student well-being in all key University initiatives,
and ensure that appropriate actions are taken;
• Provide leadership in moving the whole University to a more learner-centred
environment, taking into account the wide range of UBC's academic programs
and the diversity of its students;
• Foster strong working relationships with the other key individuals and groups
within UBC that shape the student university experience;
• Enhance on-going relationships with appropriate government departments,
community groups, schools, colleges, and other universities.
The Candidate Qualifications
The President's Advisory Committee on the Selection of a Vice-President,
Students, is seeking a creative, energetic person who is excited about a unique
opportunity to work with students. The Committee recognizes that no one
individual is likely to meet all ofthe following criteria in equal measure;
nevertheless, the following criteria are seen to be highly desirable, and will be
sought in candidates for the position:
• A strong record of leadership and accomplishment in a complex administrative
• The ability to lead a team that is committed to positioning UBC as the preeminent Canadian university for the 21st century;
• An effective change agent;
• In-depth knowledge of universities and an understanding of contemporary
approaches to enhancing the quality of student university experience;
• An understanding of, and a sensitivity to the diversity of students and a track
record of flexibility, fairness and commitment to equity;
• Outstanding inter-personal skills and a proven collaborative management
approach that will work effectively with students, faculty, university
administrators, staff and alumni;
• Excellent communications skills;
• A high energy level.
The Opportunity
The mission of The University of British Columbia is to "provide its students,
faculty, and staff with the best possible resources and conditions for learning and
research, and create a working environment dedicated to excellence, equity, and
mutual respect. It will cooperate with government, business, and industry, as well
as with other educational institutions and the general community, to create new
knowledge, prepare its students for fulfilling careers, and improve the quality of
life through leading-edge research."
This position is key to ensuring an outstanding learning environment at UBC. The
appointment will commence on July I, 1999. Applications or nominations for this
position, indicating the qualifications on the basis of which the individual merits
consideration, will be received until a selection is made and should be sent to the
address below.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. The
University encourages all qualified persons to apply.
Please contact either Dr. Janet Wright or Ms. Sally Graham at Janet Wright &
Associates Inc., 21 Bedford Road, Suite 100, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2J9, Phone:
(416) 923-3008, Fax: (416) 923-8311, E-mail: jwassoc@total.net.


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