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UBC Reports Jan 9, 1985

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 Volume 31, Number 1
Survey explains first-year enrolment drop
A survey carried out by the University
of B.C. has cleared up some of the
mystery surrounding this year's enrolment
decline at the first-year level at UBC,
Simon Fraser University and the
University of Victoria.
Questionnaires were mailed by B.C.'s
three public universities to more than
5,500 students classified as "no-shows"
— students who were granted
permission to register in September,
1984, but who chose not to attend.
More than 50 per cent of the students
who received questionnaires completed
and returned them.
The results of the survey show that:
More than 70 per cent of the
Closer ties
in Asia
"Exhausting, but very encouraging"
is how President George Pedersen
describes his recent trip to Asia, where
he spent three weeks visiting universities
and meeting with alumni and
government representatives in Korea,
Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong.
The purpose of the visit was to
strengthen contacts and improve
relations between Canadian universities,
particularly the three B.C. universities,
and the institutions which form the
Association of Southeast Asian
Institutions of Higher Learning.
"In my view the trip was extremely
successful," Dr. Pedersen said. "There
was a great deal of enthusiasm on the
part of Asian universities for increased
involvement with UBC in terms of
faculty and student exchanges and joint
research projects."
In Korea Dr. Pedersen met with
officials from Hanyang and Yonsei
Universities to discuss exchange
relationships. "Both universities expressed
a desire to increase English language
instruction at their institutions and
indicated a strong interest in attracting
Canadian students for Korean language
instruction. Yonsei University hopes to
train 7,500 students from around the
world to act as interpreters at the 1986
Asia Games and the Olympic Games
being held in Korea in 1988."
The president also visited Sung Kyun
Kwan University, which recently signed
an exchange agreement with UBC's
School of Physical Education and
Recreation, and met with representatives
from the Korean Research Foundation,
the Ministry of Education, the Korean
Trade Association, and the Daewoo
Corporation, a multi-national trading
company. "I was particularly interested
in encouraging support for UBC's
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no-shows are enrolled in a post-
secondary institution and the majority
of the remaining 30 per cent have
sought and found employment.
Of the no-shows who are enrolled at
another institution, more than 15 per
cent registered at a B.C. college or
institute, 20 per cent went to a
university outside B.C. and the
remainder of the no-shows — 30 to 35
per cent — applied to more than one
B.C. university and are now registered in
one of the other universities.
The no-show survey also asked
respondents to rank order up to five
reasons for not attending the university
to which they had been admitted. The
priority assigned to the reasons varied
by the alternative course of action
pursued by the student.
Those who enrolled at a B.C. college
or institute listed "lower tuition
elsewhere" and "not enough personal
funds" as their prime reasons for not
attending the university to which they
were admitted.
Those who enrolled at a non-B.C.
university listed "late notification of
admission" and "program unavailable"
as their prime reasons for choosing an
out-of-province institution. (The option
"program unavailable" refers to high
demand programs which have enrolment
quotas. Students who listed this option
No, Ruth Andersen of UBC's Museum of Anthropology isn't showing off
accessories left over from her New Year's Eve party. The masks are part of a
special exhibit currently on display at the museum entitled Cedar: The Great
UBC human rights expert wins
first Bora Laskin fellowship
Douglas Sanders, a professor in UBC's
law faculty and one of Canada's
foremost authorities on aboriginal rights,
is the first recipient of the Bora Laskin
National Fellowship in Human Rights.
The fellowship, named for the late
Chief justice of the Supreme Court of
Canada, was established last year to
encourage research and the development
of expertise in the field of human
rights. The fellowship, will enable Prof.
Sanders to undertake a project on the
development of standards for the
treatment of indigenous populations in
Canada and internationally.
"Canada is far more advanced than
most countries in its treatment of
indigenous populations," said Prof.
Sanders, "but we generally don't see that
unless we compare our standards with
those of other nations." Prof. Sanders
will be working with a special United
Nations committee which is drafting an
international declaration of principles
for the treatment of aboriginal groups.
Prof. Sanders will be involved in
research at UBC and in Ottawa and
Geneva during his year-long leave of
absence, which begins July 1.
app|ied for and were denied admission
to the program of their choice).
For those not attending another
post-secondary institution, the
overwhelming reason was "not enough
personal funds."
Asked if they planned to enrol at a
B.C. university in the next two years,
positive responses came from 66 per
cent of those attending a B.C. college
or institute, 16 per cent of those
attending a non-B.C. university and
more than 50 per cent of the remainder.
Dr. |ohn Chase, director of the UBC
administrative department that
coordinated this university's survey, said
the results clearly show that more
students than ever before are taking out
"academic insurance" by applying for
admission to more than one university
as the result of the introduction or
tightening of enrolment quotas in a
variety of university programs.
He said B.C. universities plan to grant
conditional admissions to qualified
applicants in May of this year for
admission to the 1985-86 academic
year that begins in September  This
stems from the survey results which
showed that a   significant number" of
qualified students were lost to other
"Lateness of admission notification
is, in large measure, attributable to the
inability of the Provincial Ministry of
Education to forward to the universities
in a timely manner the results of the
provincial grade 12 examinations." Dr.
Chase says in his report.
The report also reveals that lack of
sufficient personal funds was a major
factor restricting the opportunity for
many students to attend university.
"Where the lack of funds was
substantial, students opted to seek
employment, and those for whom lack
of money was significant but not
insurmountable opted to attend a local
college or institute where fees are
lower and where costs could be
minimized by living at home," he said.
One surprising result of the survey is
that the change this year in provincial
financial aid that turned grants into
loans was not identified by the
no-shows as a primary reason for
non-attendance at any of the universities,
Dr. Chase said.
"Whether the no,-shows subsumed
the withdrawal of provincial bursary
funds as part of their overall concern
with adequacy of personal funds
remains uncertain," he adds in his
survey report.
The high rate of response by
no-shows indicating that they plan to
enrol at a B.C. university within the
next two years "may well mean that
universities should anticipate pressures
for admission at other than the first-year
level," Dr. Chase says in the final
section of his report.
UBC's first-year enrolment in winter
session day and evening programs was
down 17.2 per cent and overall
enrolment declined by 2.7 per cent to
26,212 headcount students. UBC Reports, January 9,1985
Prof. Peter Bums, dean of UBC's
Faculty of Law, is one of 30 British
Columbia lawyers who have been
appointed Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) by
B.C.'s Attorney-General Brian Smith. The
title recognizes outstanding members
of the legal profession.
A paper by Prof. Anil Verma of the
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration has been selected for
presentation at the Second Berkeley
Conference on Industrial Relations to be
held in February. The paper, entitled
"To Invest or Not to Invest: Relative
Flow of Capital to Union and
Nonunion Plants Within a Firm", was
one of nine papers selected from 115
Dr. K.D. Srivastava, head of the
electrical engineering department, has
been elected a fellow of the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He
received the honor in recognition of his
"contributions to the understanding of
breakdown mechanism in high-voltage
vacuum and gaseous insulation, to
electrical engineering education and to
high-voltage engineering practice."
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Korean Studies program, which is
offered through our Asian Studies
department," Dr. Pedersen said.
In Bangkok Dr. Pedersen met with
officials from several Thai universities,
most notably Chulalongkorn University,
and the Asian Institute of Technology.
"UBC already has ties with Chulalongkorn University, but I'm sure there will
be increased links between UBC and
Thai universities, particularly in the area
of petroleum engineering and related
During his visit to Singapore the
president signed an exchange agreement
with the National University of
Singapore and met with the director of
the Institute of Southeast Asian
Studies, a UBC alumnus. He also
attended a conference of the Association
of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher
"Our High Commissioner, George
Seymour, is very enthusiastic about an
increased profile for UBC in Singapore
and was extremely helpful to us during
our stay," said Dr. Pedersen.
The president's final visit was to
Hong Kong, where he met with
representatives from Hong Kong
University and the Chinese University of
Hong Kong. "Both universities expressed
a strong interest in being more closely
linked with UBC," he said.
"There is definitely a great willingness
and interest on the part of Asian
universities as a whole to develop closer
ties with Canadian universities," the
president added. "I hope and expect
that UBC will play a major role in
strengthening those ties."
During his visit Dr. Pedersen also
met with UBC alumni in Singapore and
Hong Kong. Accompanying the
president on parts of the CIDA-funded
trip were Dr. Terry McGee, director of
UBC's Institute of Asian Research and
Dean Peter Burns of the Faculty of
John McNeill appointed dean
of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. John H. McNeill has been
appointed dean of UBC's Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences, effective )an.
1. He succeeds Dr. Bernard E. Riedel,
who retired Dec. 31.
Dr. McNeill, former associate dean
for graduate studies and research in the
faculty, has an international reputation
for his work in the area of cardiac
research. He has been the recipient of
numerous research awards, including a
Research Professorship Award from the
Medical Research Council in 1981, the
first such award ever made to a
professor in a pharmacy school.
Dr. McNeill said he will have big
shoes to fill.
"During his years as dean Dr. Riedel
made this faculty the best pharmacy
school in Canada. We easily do more
research than any other, place a greater
emphasis on graduate studies, and our
students graduating with bachelor
degrees are in strong demand.
"Our immediate plans are to
strengthen even further our postgraduate program, particularly in
clinical pharmacy, and to follow
through on something Bernie began
recently, development of a program in
pharmacy administration."
Dr. Riedel, affectionately known in
the faculty as "the godfather," guided
the faculty as dean for the past 17
years. The nickname wasn't based on his
methods, which are consensual, but on
his occasional penchant for light suits,
dark shirts and white ties, and his
moustache and hair that make him a
ringer for Marion Brando in the film.
He quietly dismisses the job he has
John McNeill
done while dean.
"I came in at a time when it was
possible for the faculty to develop and
grow," he says.
When he graduated from the
University of Alberta with a bachelor's
degree in pharmaceutical sciences in
1943, he was one of only three
graduating in the program.
"Pharmacists were typically trained in
a two-year diploma program then.
Professionally and academically,
pharmaceutical sciences had only one
Media invited to meet faculty
The first in a series of informal
receptions for members of the news
media and faculty will be hosted by
UBC President George Pedersen on
Monday, Jan. 14.
The meetings are being organized by
the University's community relations
"It is essential for the University to
receive the understanding and support
of the general public," said Dr.
Pedersen. "Universities are unique
institutions and many members of the
public are understandably vague about
the role of universities.
"For that reason and many others,
universities must make a serious effort
to inform members of the non-
academic community about what we
do. And the most cost-effective
method of communicating with the
public is through the mass media.
"UBC is the major intellectual
resource of the province," said Dr.
Pedersen. "We have to make the public
aware of the value of UBC's research,
public service and teaching to B.C. and
to the country as a whole. We hope
these meetings with the media will
facilitate a better understanding of
UBC's contributions to the community."
Future meetings will involve different
faculty members and other representatives
of the news media.
Conference examines
impact of data flows
A major conference on the impact of
the information age on international
commerce and trade, with a particular
focus on the Pacific Rim, is being held
at the Hotel Vancouver Feb. 21 and 22.
The conference, entitled Transborder
Data Flows: Protectionism, Privacy,
Politics and the Pacific Rim, is being
sponsored by the Faculties of Law at
UBC and the University of Victoria in
conjunction with Riley Information
Services in Toronto.
Keynote speakers and panelists for
the meetings include government
officials and chief business executives
from across North America. For
registration information, call 228-6731.
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Continuing Education) must be involved.
direction to go and that was up," he
Due largely to Dr. Riedel's efforts, the
faculty is now the best in Canada by
any measurement. Total value of
research grants to the faculty this year
as reported by the Medical Research
Council — a rough measure of
research quality — is almost $900,000.
Runner-up is the University of Alberta's
pharmacy school with $500,000.
At the same time the UBC faculty
has the strongest clinical program for
undergraduate students in Canada,
exposing students to learning situations
that involve patients. Dr. Riedel has
also been Coordinator of Health
Sciences for the past seven years. The
Coordinator's Office is an administrative
umbrella providing services to the
health sciences at UBC — the Faculties
of Dentistry, Medicine and Pharmaceutical
Sciences, and the Schools of Nursing
and Rehabilitation Medicine — and
partially to some other UBC bodies such
as the Schools of Family and
Nutritional Sciences and Social Work
and the Division of Clinical Psychology
in the Department of Psychology.
Dr. Riedel and his wife plan to spend
a year in Europe beginning this
summer, travelling from a base at
Oxford University.
Service held
for former
UBC dean
Dean emeritus Fredric H. Soward,
whose 42-year career at UBC as a
teacher and scholar made him one of
Canada's best-known historians, died at
the age of 85 on New Year's Day.
Dean Soward joined the UBC faculty
in 1922, seven years after UBC opened
its doors in the so-called "Fairview
Shacks" in the shadow of the Vancouver
General Hospital.
It was not until 1946, following a
three-year leave of absence to serve as a
special assistant in the federal
Department of External Affairs, that
Dean Soward became prominent in the
administrative life of the University.
Between 1946 and his retirement in
1964 he was director of international
studies, director of Asian Studies
(1956-61), head of the Department of
History (1953-1963) and associate dean
(1956-61) and dean (1961-64) of the
Faculty of Graduate Studies.
A memorial service took place
Monday (Jan. 7) at St. Anselm's Church
on University Boulevard for Dean
Soward, who is survived by two
brothers, two sons and a daughter and
by nine grandchildren and seven great
Dr. Alexander Hrennikoff, professor
emeritus of civil engineering at UBC,
died in Vancouver Dec. 31. Hg^was 88.
He began his career at UBC in 1933
teaching structural mechanics and
foundation engineering. Some of his
students are now faculty members in
UBC's civil engineering department.
Prof. Hrennikoff consulted on
numerous B.C. engineering projects,
including the present Granville Street
He is survived by his wife, Margaret,
and son, George.
A funeral was held on Friday, Jan. 4 at
the Simmons & McBride Mount
Pleasant Chapel. UBC Reports, January 9, 1985
Research institute fosters links with Pacific Rim
The phone rings constantly, a steady
stream of people flow in and out of the
office, a seemingly endless number of
projects are being organized
simultaneously, and in the midst of it all
Dr  Terry McGee, director of UBC's
Institute of Asian Research, and his
administrative clerk, Sabrina Yan,
appear unflappable.
The Institute of Asian Research was
established in 1978 and moved to the
Asian Centre when it opened in 1981.
With UBC's increasing focus on research
related to the Pacific Rim, the Institute
office is one of the busiest spots on
campus. Terry McGee shares, a typical
One of the main functions of the
Institute is to develop and administer
research projects related to Asian
interests, so part of my day is spent
preparing proposals and approaching
faculty members who have the expertise
to carry out the research. We have just
completed a major research proposal for
a study on Japan's economic impact on
East Asia and the Pacific Rim, with
particular emphasis on sectors which
affect Canada. Understanding of
contemporary Japan is very weak in
Canada and I think that UBC, given the
expertise of its faculty members and its
geographical location, can offer leadership
to the country in this area of research.
The study will focus on overseas trade
and investment, economic security in
energy and commodities, technology
transfer, food supplies and the
internationalization of Japan's financial
and information systems.
Another part of my day is spent
organizing activities designed to
encourage interaction among Asianists
on campus. We sponsor regular
seminar series, lectures and discussions
throughout the year to bring people
with similar research interests together.
We also co-sponsor many events with
off-campus organizations. For example,
last September we held a colloquium
for businessmen and government
officials from across Canada on
business opportunities in ASEAN
countries, and in October we
co-sponsored a seminar on Canada-
China trade relations.
We also spend a fair amount of time
organizing events of a non-academic
nature. The Institute sponsors exhibitions
of Asian art, films, music and dance
Terry McGee and Sabrina Yan
performances, lectures and other special
events, and I think we've been
successful in establishing a good
reputation in the community as a
centre for Asian activities. The Asian
Centre is used frequently by groups
such as the Canada Japan Society of
Vancouver for events related to Pacific
Rim interests.
Another time consuming task for
Sabrina and myself is answering
telephone queries. We receive about
30 calls a day from people wanting to
know everything from the value of
their Ming vase to the population of
Afghanistan. If we are unable to assist
the caller ourselves, we refer them to
someone else who can.
One project that we're very proud of
here is our newsletter, the Asian
Pacific Report, which is published five
times a year. The newsletter has
developed steadily through the years.
Last January we introduced a new
masthead designed by Larry Sproul and
lain Arthy and began using typesetting
which we think gives it a more
professional look. I prepare some of
the articles and check the copy, but
most of the work is done by work-study
students under Sabrina's supervision.
The newsletter has been well received
in the community and the number of
subscribers is increasing.
I think it's important that we take the
initiative in establishing and maintaining
contacts in the local Asian community
and the Pacific Rim, and our activities
at the Institute are geared toward this,
spend a lot of time conducting tours
for visitors from Asia and others who are
interested iri the Asian Centte and its
activities. I've also just returned from a
visit to Singapore with President
Pedersen for meetings with university
Canada, particularly British Columbia,
is becoming more and more involved
with Pacific Rim countries. I think UBC
is in a unique position to offer
guidance and expertise in a wide range
of areas related to Pacific Rim
activities. Although the University is in
difficult times it is important that we
do not lose this impetus.
Dr.' McGee, an expert in the area of
Third World urbanization, also holds a
half-time appointment in UBC's
Department of Geography.
Editor's Note: UBC Reports is collecting
material for a story on UBC's
connections with Asia in all faculties,
departments and units. If there's
something you feel should be included
in the story, please drop a note in
campus mail to Lorie Chortyk, community
relations department.
Geriatrics expert joins UBC
Dr. Richard J. Ham has been
appointed Mount Pleasant Legion
Professor of Community Geriatrics at
UBC, succeeding Prof. H. Clyde Slade,
who retired July 1.
Dr. Ham also becomes associate
professor and director of the community
geriatrics division in UBC's family
Calendar to keep
previous format
Does a newspaper have the
perogative to change its mind?
In our last issue we announced our
intention to reduce the length of our
calendar of events in order to meet
requests for more news content in UBC
Reports. Since then, we've received a
number of letters from faculty members
indicating that the listing of research
seminars is an essential means of
communication between researchers in
different disciplines across campus and
should remain as part of the Calendar.
In view of the response from our
readers, we'll continue to list research
Because of budget restraints we are
limited to a 4-page newspaper published
every two weeks. Our decisions on
what to include in the paper are based
on what we feel is of interest or
importance to the general campus
community. Unfortunately we can't
please everyone. If there is something
that you feel deserves mention in UBC
Reports, please give us a call at
practice department, and director of
the short-term assessment and treatment
centre at the Vancouver General
Dr. Ham's position and his division's
programs in teaching, research and
patient service are made possible
through a large endowment from the
Mount Pleasant Branch No. 177 of the
Royal Canadian Legion.
Before coming to UBC, he was
coordinator of clinical services at the
Suncoast Gerontology Centre and
associate professor in the family
medicine department of the University
of South Florida.
Dr. Ham is editor of the Geriatric
Medicine Annual for primary care
physicians and has served on the board
of directors of a number of professional
Apples for sale
If you didn't get the personal
computer you asked for this Christmas,
read on. There's still hope.
UBC has signed an agreement with
Apple Canada Inc. to make Apple's
personal computers available to full-
time students, faculty and administrative
staff, and to campus departments at a
cost 30 per cent below list price.
The program is being administered by
the UBC Bookstore's Computer Shop,
which will handle the financial
transactions and hardware, and the
Computing Centre, which will advise
users and provide technical and
systems support.
For events in the weeks of Ian. 27 and Feb.
!, material must be submitted not later than
4 p.m. on Thursday, Ian. 17. Send notices to
UBC Community Relations, 6328 Memorial
Road (Old Administration Building). For
further information, call 228-3131.
The Vancouver Institute.
Saturday, Jan. 26
Asian Archaeology:
Recent Discoveries.
Prof. Richard Pearson,
Anthropology, UBC.
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 8:15 p.m. Admission is
UBC Symphony Orchestra &
The Vancouver Youth Orchestra.
Kazuyoshi Akiyama, conductor. Chun Park,
piano. Prokofiev, "Piano Concerto #3" and
music of Schubert and Wagner. For further
information, call 875-1664. Old Auditorium.
2:30 p.m.
The Pedersen Exchange.
The Pedersen Exchange is cancelled today.
The exchanges normally take place at 3:30
p.m. each Monday in the Main Library.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Rotating Cylinder Boundary Layer Control. F.
Mokhtarian. Room 1202, Civil and
Mechanical Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Management Science Seminar.
On Some Cost and Revenue Allocation
Problems Arising in Mathematical Programming
Models. Daniel Granot. Room 426, Angus
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Opportunities for Mathematical Research in
Resource Economics. Dr. Jon M. Conrad,
Agricultural Economics, Cornell University.
Room 229, Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group.
Calcium-Binding Protein in the CNS:
Distribution and Possible Functions. Dr.
Kenneth C. Baimbridge, physiology, UBC.
Lecture Hall 4, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
Cinema 16.
Throne of Blood. Admission is $2.
Auditorium, Student Union Building. 6:30
and 8:30 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Responses of Eelgrass to Habitat Alteration:
A Biologist Looks at Resource Management.
PC. Harrison, Botany, UBC. Room 3219,
Biological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture.
Intercalation of Graphite by Fluorides and
Fluorine: Thermodynamic, Structural and
Physical Aspects. Neil Bartlett, Chemistry,
University of California, Berkeley. Room
250, Chemistry Building. 1 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
Nonparametric Sequential Fixed Width
Confidence Intervals Based on Generalized
Order Statistics. Prof. R. Serfling, Johns
Hopkins University. Room 101, Ponderosa
Annex C. 3:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Tozo Wilson and Bowie Seamounts: The
Geochemistry and Tectonic Significance of
"Mantle Plume". Brian Cousens. Room 1465,
Biological Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Forestry Seminar.
The Case for Investing in Forest Renewal
and Stand Tending. Mr. F.L.C. Reed, Forestry,
UBC. Room 166, MacMillan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Malcolm Troup, piano. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Lipid and Lipoprotein Group
Biochemistry and Physiology of the LCAT
Reaction: Activators, Inhibitors, and
Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Complex. Dr.
Christopher Fielding, University of California,
San Francisco;   Pathology of the LCAT-
Deficiency. Dr. J. Frohlich, Pathology, UBC;
Molecular Genetics of LCAT and Other
Proteins of Lipoprotein Metabolism. Dr.
Stephen Humphries, St. Mary's Hospital,
London, England. Conference Room S168,
Acute Care Unit, Health Sciences Centre
Hospital. 2 to 5 p.m.
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Geography Colloquium.
The Greening of British Columbia Adriane
Carr, Geography, Vancouver Community
College, and President, Green Party of B.C.
Room 201, Geography Building. 3:30 p.m.
Friends of the Geological Museum.
This informal gathering will meet in Room
135 of the Geological Museum. Dr. Hugh
Greenwood, head of the Department of
Geological Sciences at UBC, will present a
program entitled "A Matter of Insight" which
will survey the challenges facing the
research geologist. All are welcome with a
donation at the door of $2.50 per person or
$4 for couples. Children and students
admitted free. Seating is limited and on a
first-come, first-served basis. For more
information, call joe Nagel at 228-5586.
8 p.m.
Frederic Wood Theatre.
The Frederic Wood Theatre presents
Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid Ian. 16 to 26,
except Sunday. For ticket information, call
228-2678 or drop by Room 207 of the
Frederic Wood Theatre. 8 p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds.
Clinical Relevance of Recent Developments
in Molecular Genetics. Dr. William Kelley,
p'tofessor and chairman, Internal Medicine,
University of Michigan. Room G279, Acute
Care Unit, Health Sciences Centre Hospital.
12 noon.
Religious Studies Forum.
Religion, Economics and Social Responsibility.
Prof. Gregory Baum, St. Michael's College,
University of Toronto and Dr. Michael
Walker, Director of the Fraser Institute.
Room A104, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminars.
LEED Studies of Structures and Phase
Transitions of Adsorbed Layers  Sam Fain,
University of Washington. Room 318,
Hennings Building. 230 p.m.
Environmetrics Seminar.
Spatial Variations in the Availability of Solar
Energy: Sensors, Satellites, Sampling, and
Statistics. Prof. John E. Hay, Geography,
UBC. Room 225, Mathematics Building.
3:30 p.m.
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Physics Colloquium.
Molecular Motion of Supercooled Liquids:
A Profusion of Slow Motions  Daniel
Kivelson, Chemistry, University of California
at Los Angeles. Room 201, Hennings
Building. 4 p.m.
CUSO Development Education
First session of a nine-week series of films,
discussions and speakers on topics related to
international development. Free admission.
International House. 7:30 p.m.
English Lecture.
Dickinson's — An Apologia for Poetry. Prof.
ED  Blodgett, Comparative Literature,
University of Alberta, Edmonton  Sponsored
by the Committee on Lectures. Room B313,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Hewitt Bostock Memorial Lecture.
The Impact of Marxism on the Thought of
lohn Paul II. Prof. Gregory Baum, St.
Michael's College, University of Toronto.
Room A102, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Analysis of Polygenic Hyperlipidemia by
Recombinant DNA Techniques. Dr. Stephen
Humphries, St. Mary's Hospital, London,
England. Parentcraft Room, Grace Hospital.
1 p.m.
Ethnic Studies Lecture.
Ethnicity and the Media. The Honorable jack
B. Murta, Minister for Multiculturalism,
Ottawa. Graduate Student Centre  1 p.m.
Adult Learning Disabilities Seminar.
Identifying and Treating Learning Disabilities
of Federal Inmates: From Theory to
Practice. Dr. Peggy Koopman, Education,
UBC. Adult Education Research Centre,
5760 Toronto Road. 1:30 p.m.
Women's Basketball.
UBC vs. the University of Saskatchewan.
War Memorial Gym. 6:45 p.m.
UBC vs. Oregon Institute of Technology.
Gym E, Osborne Centre  7:30 p m
Purcell String Quartet.
Works by Mozart and Canadian composers.
For information and tickets, call 980-1854.
Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
Women's Basketball.
UBC vs. the University of Alberta. War
Memorial Cym. 6:45 p.m.
Vancouver Society for Early Music.
Bach's Leipziger Chorale. For ticket
information, call 732-1610. Recital Hall,
Music Building.
8 p.m.
English Lecture.
Alchemical Reference and Theologico-
Political Implication in Some 17th Century
Poems. Prof. Alan Rudrum, English, Simon
Fraser University. Sponsored by the Committee
on Lectures. Room B313, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
The Pedersen Exchange.
An opportunity for members of the
University community to meet with President
George Pedersen to discuss matters of
concern. People wishing to meet with the
president should identify themselves to the
receptionist in the Librarian's office, which is
immediately to the left of the main
entrance to Main Library. 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
Health and Geography. Neil McGlashan,
University of Tasmania. Room 201, Geography
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Band Mill Saw Blades by ). Taylor and
Automatic Control of a Wave Maker by S.
Hodge. Room 1201, Civil and Mechanical
Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Management Science Seminar.
Forecasting Client Transfers in a long-Term
Care Program. Daniel Lane, doctoral
student. Room 426, Angus Building.
3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Wave-Mean Flow Interaction in the
Atmosphere. Dr. Kevin Hamilton,
Oceanography, UBC. Room 229, Mathematics
Buildings. 3:45 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
Speculation an Aging. Dr. Gordon Tener,
Biochemistry, UBC. Lecture Hall 4, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
Cinema 16.
Daisies. Admission is $2. Auditorium, Student
Union Building. 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
The Mechanism and Regulation of Cellulose
Biosynthesis in Bacteria, Algae, and Higher
Plants. D. Delmer, ARCO Plant Cell Research
Institute, Dublin, California. Room 3219.
Biological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture.
Archimedes, Black Holes and the Second
Law of Thermodynamics. William G. Unruh,
Physics, UBC. Room 250, Chemistry
Building. 1 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar.
Teledon Update. Dr. )ohn Madden,
President, New Media Technologies Ltd.,
Vancouver. Room 402, McLeod Building.
1:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
The Australian Coastal Experiment: A
Search for Coastally-Trapped Waves. Dr.
Howard Freeland, Institute of Ocean
Sciences, Sidney, B.C. Room 1465, Biological
Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Forestry Seminar.
Ecological Land Classification: A National
Perspective. Dr. lean Thie, Director, Land
Resources & Data Systems Branch,
Environment Canada. Room 166, MacMillan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Noon-Hour Concert.
William Aide, piano. Music of Liszt and
Chopin  Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
John F. McCreary Lecture.
The Graying of North America: What Should
be the Health Professions Response to an
Aging Population? Dr. )ohn C. Beck, director,
Multicampus Division of Geriatric Medicine,
School of Medicine, UCLA. Lecture Hall 2,
Instructional Resources Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Faculty Recital.
lohn Rudolph, percussion. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Semi-Insulating GaAs —A Search for Critical,
Defects  F.L. Weichman, University of
Alberta. Room 318, Hennings Building.
2:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
"l/f Noise" in Solids, lames F. Carolan,
Physics, UBC. Room 201, Hennings
Building. 4 p.m.
Psychology Lecture.
The Magic Number Five, Plus or Minus
Two: The Dimensionality of Personality
Descriptions. Dr. Lewis Goldberg, Psychology.
University of Oregon and Oregon Research
Institute. Room 2510, Douglas T. Kenny
Building. 4 p.m.
Habitat Lecture.
Change or Chance: Dynamics of Urban Form
and Spatial Structure: A Comparative Study
of the Internal Structure of Selected
Canadian Cities. Prof. Larry S. Bourne,
Centre for Urban and Community Studies,
University of Toronto. Room 102, Lasserre
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Music Lecture.
Speaker is noted Canadian composer Istvan
Anhalt, Queen's University. Room 113, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Rubella Virus Persistence in Humans. Dr.
lanet Chantler, Medical Microbiology, UBC.
Parentcraft Room, Grace Hospital. 1 p m.
UBC vs. the University of Calgary.
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre. 7:30 p.m.
Purcell String Quartet.
Featuring works by Mozart and Canadian
composers. For ticket inforamtion, call
980-1854. Recital Hall, Music Building.
8 p.m.
UBC vs. the University of Calgary.
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre.
7:30 p.m.
Fitness classes
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Language Programs
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Mandarin non-credit conversational programs
begin the week of |an. 21. A Saturday
morning class in language teaching techniques
is also available. For more information,
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Faculty-staff exercise class
Takes place Mondays, Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:05 p.m. in Gym E
of the Robert Osborne Centre. Instructor is
S. Brown. For details, call 228-3996.
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