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UBC top-ranked in Canada
in NSERC's competition
UBC is Canada's top-ranked university in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council's 1990 equipment competition.
The university ranked first with 69
awards totalling $3.084-million, up from
50 awards totalling $ 1.784-million in
"I think these results not only reflect
the standing of UBC in the scientific and
engineering community, they demonstrate the excellence of the faculty," said
Robert Miller, Vice-President, Research.
"The success is a direct result of the
hard work of a large number of very
talented people,"McGill University followed with 65 awards totalling $2,268-
million. The University of Toronto was
ranked third, capturing 63 awards totalling $2.208-million.
In fourth place, the University of Alberta was awarded $ 1.974-million for
54 Awards and in fifth, Laval University
received 37 awards of $ 1.648-million.
The largest percentage increase in the
equipment awards was made by the
University of Victoria, which increased
its awards by 106 per cent.
While NSERC awarded UVic nine
awards totalling $406,000 in 1989, the
university received 18 awards totalling
$836,000 for this year.
Simon Fraser University increased its
awards by 85 per cent, to 15 totalling
$705,000 in 1990 from 10 totalling
$382,000 in 1989.
An NSERC analysis by discipline
shows that biology, chemistry and phys
ics are the main recipients of awards.
Animal, cell, plant and population biology researchers received more than
230 grants of about $6.4-million.
Organic and inorganic and analytical
and physical chemists received 72
awards worth $5.7-million, while physicists received 75 grants totalling $4.8-
NSERC's ranking includes schools
receiving more than $500,000 in regular
equipment awards this year, but does
not include major equipment and installation grants.
Photo by Media Services
Vince Grant (left) and Norm Watt, co-chairs of UBC's SUPER Sale (Special University Program to Encourage
Recycling) display a few ofthe treasures for sale on, July 28 on Maclnnes Field from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Publications win awards
UBC publications and communication materials have won several awards
in the last month. Four were national
awards from the Canadian Council for
the Advancement of Education
(CCAE) and a fifth came from a Western Canada-based organization.
In the CCAE competition, Community Report, the university's annual
publication to the off-campus community, took first place in the category of
best newsletter for an internal or external audience. The publication, which
features lively upbeat stories about
UBC faculty and research, is distributed throughout B.C. in The Vancouver Sun.
UBC's Set Foot for UBC poster, a
colorful, stylized presentation of different shoe styles designed to encourage people to come out to Ihe campus,
placed first in the best poster category.
The Graphics Standards Manual, a
publication which standardizes and
outlines implementation of UBC's visual identity program came first in the
category for best achievement in creating or changing an institution's visual
All are produced by UBC's Community Relations Office.
The university's Campaign Case
Statement, produced by the university's
Development Office, took honorable
mention in the category of best communications program for fundraising.
(Trent University won the first place
CCAE comprises the following
member associations: The Association of Canadian Alumni Administrators, the Canadian Association of Edu
cation Development Officers, and the
Public Affairs Council for Education.
Total membership stands at about 400
The annual awards of excellence
were made in 19 categories at the
CCAE's annual meeting in Halifax in
In another competition, The
President's Report on The Creative and
Performing Arts, was named best annual report in a contest sponsored by
SAM Awards Inc. a non-profit, marketing organization with membership
in the four Western provinces. Entries
for the contest came from graphic designers and marketing firms throughout Western Canada.
Proceeds from the contest go toward scholarships for mariiMing and
design students.
over newsletter
Three of the six engineering students who appeared before the University of British Columbia's student
disciplinary committee have been reprimanded by the university.
The students, whose names will not
be released in accordance with university policy, were involved in publication of a March issue of the Engineering Undergraduate Society newsletter
which contained material that degraded
women, Native peoples, and homosexuals.
One student was found to be directly and primarily responsible for the
publication of the newsletter. That
student will be required to do 60 hours
of work in the Native community and
to write a paper of 8,000 to 10,000
words on an aspect of the position of
B.C.'s Native people.
Failure to comply with these directions will result in a one-year suspension.
One student was found to have some
indirect responsibility for publication
of the newsletter and has been issued a
letter of reprimand.
That student will be required to respond to letters protesting against the
newsletter that have been received by
the university from Native groups.
One student was found to have a
minor involvement in the publication
and has been sent a letter instructing
that student to exercise better judgment in the future.
The three remaining students were
found not to have been involved in
^preparation of the material.
Shortly after publication of the offensive newsletter, UBC President
David Strangway withheld annual collection ofthe Engineering Undergraduate Society student fees, amounting to
about $32,000, for an indefinite period.
Strangway said the action was taken
to ensure no groups feel disenfranchised at UBC. "Those who were the
targets of the degrading pieces in the
See TASK on Page 2
Faculty reach
tentative pact
The university and Faculty Association have reached a tentative contract settlement that provides for a 5.33
percent general increase in salaries for
The general increase, effective July
1,1990, applies to nearly 2,000 faculty
members, librarians, program directors
and lecturers.
The agreement also makes provisions for merit, career progress and
inequity and anomaly increases as well
as minor adjustments to the salary
structure of full and associate professors and sessional lecturers.
The two parties signed a memorandum of agreement on June 29. It is
subject to the ratification of association members and the Board ofGovernors.
The one-year agreement covers the
period of July 1,1990toJune30,1991.
See ARBITRATION on Page 2 UBC REPORTS July 12.1990       2
Photo by Media Services
Physical Education Professor Ian Franks (left) and graduate student David Partridge are glued to their
television set for the soccer World Cup. With the help of a computer, the pair analyzed every aspect of play for
use by scientists and coaches. Their findings were also faxed to TSNfor half-time commentary.
Research team is studying
housing for HTV sufferers
A UBC research team is conducting a national study of the housing
needs of Canadians infected with the
HIV virus.
The researchers will investigate the
housing supply and demand for the
gay population, intravenous drug users, street people and hemophiliacs in
both urban and rural locations across
the country.
"We know there is a housing prob-
lem'for these groups," said principal
investigator Sharon Manson Willms, a
Continued from Page 1
newsletter are the very groups we are
encouraging to avail themselves of
higher education," Strangway said. "I
have had to balance my very strong
commitment to freedom of expression
with my responsibility to support those
groups in their educational endeavors."
In the Faculty of Applied Science,
curriculum changes to Applied Science 120, a mandatory course for all
first year students, and Applied Science 450, a mandatory course on engineering ethics, will include topics such
as racism, sexism and homophobia.
The university has also established
a university Task Force on Racism
headed by the Director of Multicultural Liaison, Kogila Adam-Moodley.
not required
Continued from Page 1
Also under the agreement, female
members of faculty on a pre-tenure
appointment who are granted maternity leave will have the length of their
pre-tenure appointment extended by
one year. Timing of the commencement of maternity leave, given reasonable notice, will be at the discretion of
the faculty member.
Unlike recent contracts between the
university and faculty, this year's
agreement was reached without outside arbitration.
professor in UBC's School of Social
Work and faculty associate with UBC's
Centre for Human Settlements.
"We want to know if the available
housing is adequate and whether it is
affordable," Manson Willms said.
"You're talking about people who are
becoming disabled and may have to
substantially change their lifestyle."
She said the study will b>e used to
inform community groups and government policy makers about the current housing situation and housing
needs of those infected with the virus,
the range of housing options available
to them, and policy options designed
to meet their present and future housing needs.
"The issues facing persons who are
HIV-infected cross all boundaries of
human service delivery," she added.
"Health, housing and income needs
must be addressed from a variety of
perspectives and policy initiatives."
The study is being funded with more
than $98,000 from Health and Welfare
Canada. The research team includes
David Hulchanski, director of the
Centre for Human Settlements and
Margaret Eberle^ a senior researcher
with the centre, as well as Michael
Hayes, a medical geography professor
at Simon Fraser University. Their final report is expected next Spring.
UBC's Centre for Human Settlements is a research unit affiliated with
the School of Community and Regional
Planning. It undertakes policy research
covering a wide range of issues, including housing, homelessness, emergency planning and sustainable development.
Library shares Mellon grant
to study the decay of books
UBC Library is sharing a $1-million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation to help Canadian libraries
deal with the critical problem of decaying books.
The funds will help promote a coordinated national approach to the
conservation effort and avoid duplication of work and expense in the production of microforms to replace books
too brittle to be handled.
The National Library of Canada will
coordinate the three-year project with
research libraries at UBC and McGill,
Laval, Alberta and Toronto universities.
The project will also establish technical standards for microfilming as well
as procedures and systems for reporting preservation activities and microfilm masters to a national register.
The universities participating in the
project will test the procedures on
brittle books in their collections. Results of this developmental work will
be shared with other librarians.
Ensure that your UBC outdoor event is a success!
Marquee 10' x 10'
Marquee 20' x 20'
Arabesque 85' x 62'
$270/day - $330/week
Price includes: Consulting, Set-up and Dismantling
For bookings and further information please
phone 228-2813
Agreement signed
with Okanagan,
Cariboo colleges
UBC's commitment to offer
programs and courses of academic
excellence leading to degrees at
Okanagan and Cariboo colleges
was reaffirmed in agreement signing ceremonies in Kelowna and
Kamloops recently.
The UBC/college partnerships
were formed in response to a growing demand by students for accessibility to university education in
the province.
"The demands are getting higher
and higher," said UBC President
David Strangway.
"We need to help students in
B.C. having difficulty finding post-
secondary placement. UBC is full
to capacity at the undergraduate
level and students need access to
other facilities in the province."
One year ago, Okanagan College began offering third and fourth
year Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor
of Science courses through UBC.
Cariboo College offers third and
fourth year Bachelor of Arts,
Bachelor of Science and Bachelor
of Education courses through its
partnership with UBC.
A UBC degree taken at either
college is equivalent to one taken at
Point Grey. However, students are
able to remain in their own communities while earning their degrees
instead of moving to Vancouver.
Although the students now receive UBC degrees, the university
is working toward the colleges becoming independent degree-granting institutions within the next decade.
"The colleges have shown great
commitment toward mounting first-
rate programs, and have been supported enthusiastically by their communities," said Dan Birch, UBC's
Vice-President Academic and Provost.
The UBC/college joint ventures
are an initiative included in the provincial government's new post-secondary education strategy, Access
For All. The partnerships will create 6,400 additional spaces in university programs outside the Lower
Members of UBC's Board of
Governors attended the signing
agreements in Kelowna and
Kamloops, and held their regular
board meeting in Kelowna.
New manager appointed
for CRO News Bureau
Stephen Crombie has been named
News Bureau Manager in the
university's Community Relations
Crombie, 32, comes to UBC with
11 years experience in journalism, most
recently as Supervising Editor with
Broadcast News, Canada's national
radio news network. Based in Toronto,
Crombie was responsible for BN's
editorial operations across the country.
In previous positions, he was News
Director with the Satellite Radio Network, an Ottawa-based parliamentary
correspondent with Selkirk Broadcasting and a reporter with radio station
CKWX, the Canadian Press
and Vancouver
In 1987,
Crombie won
the National
Radio and Television News
award for best
for a profile of Vancouver's
His appointment at UBC was effective July 1.
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UBC Media Services Photography 228-4775 Ihe Best of Summer
Take a guided walking
tour of the campus that's
home to some of Vancouver's
most spectacular gardens, museums and facilities. Specialized
tours are also available. May
through August. Call Campus
Tours at 228-3777.
Children and adults can sign
up for a variety of courses in
golf, cycling, ice hockey, soccer, gymnastics and more, as
well as sports camps. April
through August. Call Community Sport Services at 228-3688.
Jazz, country, pop/rock and classical music outdoors at noon and chamber music inside in the
evening - two great ways to enjoy some of Vancouver's finest musicians. July 3 to August 10.
Call Community Relations at 228-3131.
A   N   ii   I   VI   R   S   A   R   Y
Bargain hunters will have
a field day at UBC during
the Super (Special University Program to Encourage
Recycling)   Sale.   Donated
merchandise and information
on recycling will be featured.
July 28. Call 228-5552 for
Take in an evening repertory
production of Filthy Rich,
Cole, or The Strange Case of Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Also, there
will be free outdoor theatre for
children at noon May to August. Call the Frederic Wood Theatre at 228-2678.
The UBC campus offers some of the best-kept
secret picnic grounds in Vancouver. Why not let
UBC Food Services cater a delicious picnic for
you? May through August. Call Food Services at
Concerts. Tours. Art Exhibits. Gardens. Sports programs.
UBC offers you the best of summer.
April 27-August 31,1990
For more information call 222-8999
THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA Museum of Anthropology
Native photo display set for August
A unique photographic exhibition featuring portraits of B.C. Native leaders
will be on display at UBC's Museum of
Anthropology beginning Aug. 17.
The first photographic project of its
kind in Canada, Our Chiefs and Elders:
Photographs by David Neel, Kwagiutl
is an all Native, collaborative effort between B.C.'s chiefs, elders and the artist
Neel conceived the idea for the exhibit upon his return to Vancouver in
1987 after several years of living, working and studying in the United States.
Reflecting on his experiences with how
others viewed his own people, Neel
sought a way to represent aboriginal
Canadians without invoking the stereotypes and misconceptions perpetuated
by non-Native images.
Consisting of 55 formal portraits of
Native leaders from across B.C., Neel
photographed his subjects in ways designed to change any predisposed ideas
a viewer may have as to what the image
of a Native should look like, for example,
the noble savage stereotype.
Neel photographed the Native leaders in what he calls four different modes:
the Ceremonial, Personality, Environmental and Action modes.
In the Ceremonial mode, the subjects are wearing the regalia and holding the symbols of rank to which they
are entitled by hereditary right.
"This is an important correction to
the earlier custom of dressing Natives
in. whatever traditional regalia was at
hand, whether it belonged to the sitter
Nisga'a Chief Charlie Swanson with photographer David Neel, Kwagiutl.
or not," said Marjorie Halpin, curator of     pher focused on the Native leaders' indi-
the exhibit.
In the Personality mode, the photogra-
viduality by having them wear ordinary
clothes. The Environmental mode depicts
them in their personal surroundings
while the Action mode shows them in
their public roles.
"I wanted to exhibit Neel's photographs from the moment I saw them,"
said Halpin. "Since the late nineteenth
century, museums have exhibited photographs of anonymous Native people
as cultural types — a Kwagiuti man, a
woman spinning, a shaman. As we
move into a post-colonial world, cultural types appear uncomfortably close
to stereotypes — cartoon images of
human groups that deny the individuality, complexity and historical conditions of their members."
Neel said that being with the Native
chiefs and elders changed the way he
works as a photographer. He explained
that in commercial photography, his
subjects hide behind a created image.
"It's hard to know where the image
stops and the person begins," said Neel.
But with the Native leaders he could,
as a Native himself, establish an affinity
with his sitters, a relationship that is reflected in his portraits.
Prior to its opening at UBC, Chiefs
and Elders will be on exhibit at the
Capilano Reserve Aug. 6 to Aug. 10.
UBC's own chiefs and elders (senior
administrators and professors emeriti)
will be invited to attend a potlacth being
held in conjunction with the photographic display. The potlacth will be
sponsored by the Squamish Nation and
the Neel family. Chief Simon Baker of
the Squamish Nation recently received
an honorary LLD degree from UBC.
Music for all tastes
featured on campus
July and August offer a music
smorgasbord at UBC. No matter
what your taste in music, you're sure
to find something to please on campus this summer.
A series of informal noon hour
concerts outdoors on the Student
Union Building south plaza will
showcase some of Vancouver's best
musicians playing pop, rock, jazz,
country, classical, and modern music.
"We've got wind ensembles,
brass quartets—it runs the whole
gamut," said organizer Michael
This year the series slogan is
"bring your lunch and bring a
friend", Grice added. Performances
are free and take place throughout
the summer on weekdays from 12:30
p.m. to 1:30 p.m. until Aug. 10.
For something quite different,
Taiwan's Taipei Sinfonietta orchestra will play at UBC one night only,
Friday, July 20 as part of its North
American tour.
Tickets are $8 ($4 for students
and seniors) for this concert sponsored by UBC's School of Music.
The concert starts at 8 p.m. in the
music school's Recital Hall.
Based in Taipei, the privately
funded non-profit chamber orchestra is often referred to as the "Jewel
ofthe Island." Taipei Sinfonietta was
established  by  musical  director
maestro Henry Mazer four years
ago, and is now an internationally
recognized ensemble of Taiwanese
musicians, some of whom are UBC
alumni. It is the first orchestra from
Taiwan to be invited to perform overseas.
The orchestra varies in size from
30 to 45 musicians depending on
the requirements of the music and
Mazer, who was formerly with the
Chicago Symphony, selects a musical program based on what local audiences will enjoy.
Most pieces are from the standard Western literature for chamber music by composers such as
Mozart, Bartok and Stravinsky. But
the orchestra also features music by
modern Chinese composers.
Vancouver audiences can expect
to hear Tchaikovsky's Serenade,
Bach's Concerto in E Major for violin and orchestra, and the world
premiere of Taiwan Dances by Taiwan composer Pan Huang Long
under the direction of concert master Su Shien Ta.
The Taipei Sinfonietta regularly
plays five to six concerts annually
featuring guest artists of international stature in addition to Taiwan's
leading artists.
Many special concerts highlight
up-and-coming talent or present
programs especially for young audiences.
The World's longest Yard Sale
Computers, Books
and Furniture
Imagination Market
for Kids
Office and Lab Equipment ■■
Records, Toys and
Sports Items
Auction of
Unique Items
Audio visual
Information on
Building Supplies
Enjoy Live
10-4, Maclnnes Field
Wesbrook Mall at University Blvd. (via 10th Ave.)
Free admission and parking
Bring your aluminum cans for recycling.
For more information call 228-5552
"Special University Program to Encourage Recycling
)  1  S  -   I  9 9 0 The Longest Yard Sale
SUPER Sale covers the field
What's cheap and covers a
football field?
UBC's SUPER Sale, or as it
has been dubbed, the World's
Longest Yard Sale. The SUPER
— Special University Program
to Encourage Recycling — Sale
will take place on Maclnnes Field
on Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
Yard sale customers can pick
up a 13-ton classic Toledo scale,
drive away with a 1971GMC bus,
or choose from 50 word processors that will be part of an auction during the sale.
"Well be selling anything you
associate with a university, such
as books, desks, bookcases, and
scientific supplies. There is a lot
of surplus material on this campus that departments just store
away in backrooms," said Norm
Watt, co-chair of the sale.
Building materials such as
bricks and lumber will also be
up for grabs, he added.
"We also have about 40 campus departments participating. A
lot of those departments will be
bringing materials from home,
including records and books,
junk jewellery, sports equipment
and kitchen items," Watt said.
Watt, a self-described avid
junk collector who averages a
dozen yard sales every weekend,
is offering an orientation session
on July 19 where UBC participants may learn the rites and
rituals of yard sale set up and
The SUPER Sale will also
highlight UBC's commitment to
recycling, said Vince Grant, co-
chair of the sale and co-ordinator of SERF, the university's
Surplus Equipment Recycling
Visitors will be able to pick up
information about recycling at
booths set up by the GVRD,
SERF, the Recycling Council of
B.C. and Campus Coalition.
Participants and visitors are
being asked to bring aluminum
cans for recycling and are encouraged to use public transit to
get out to campus.
The auction of special items
will be held from noon to 1:30
p.m. and there'll be the Imagination Market and a vintage fire
truck to entertain the kids.
Admission and parking are
free and in the event of rain, the
sale will be moved into the SUB
parkade. Food and refreshments
will be available.
Volunteers are needed for a
variety of positions. If you'd like
to help out at the SUPER Sale,
contact Sandra Shepard at 228-
And remember, no early
yardbirds — nobody will be admitted before 10 a.m. For more
information, please call 228-5552.
Photo by Media Services
Linda Barros, head salad maker at Totem Park, displays a picnic basket
available through UBC Food Services' Picnic on the Point program.
continued from back page
Diabetic Clinical Study
Volunteers required. Patients with diabe-
tes who have painful neuropathy affecting
the legs needed for 14-week trial of an
investigational new drug. Call Dr. Donald
Studney, Dept. of Medicine, University
Hospital, UBC Site at 228-7142.
Family/Nutritional Sciences
Weight Loss Study
Female volunteers 25-49 years. Required
to attend group sessions on campus for
10 weeks, Mondays, from 7-8:30pm, plus
one-year follow-up. Call Dr. Linda McCar-
gar at 228-6869.
Sun Damaged Skin Study
Volunteers again needed, aged 35-70
years. Able to attend 6 visits over a 12-
month period. Honorarium paid participants. Call Dermatology at 874-8138.
Study For Acne Vulgaris
Volunteers aged 14-35 years needed.
Must be able to attend 4 visits over a 12
week period. Honorarium will be paid for
participation. Call Dermatology at 874-
Memory In Older Adults Study
Volunteers required for a study on memory and study strategies in adults aged
50-plus. Requires about one and one-half
hours; honorarium, $10. Call Karen at
Sleep Disorders Study
Volunteers 18-45 years suffering from
Chronic Insomnia needed for a study on
sleep-promoting medication (hypnotics).
Must be available to sleep overnight at a
lab for five nights. Call Carmen Ramirez
at 228-7927.
Career Development Study
Research study on communication between parents and adolescents regarding
career and educational choices. Young
people aged 12-19 and one parent needed
to participate in an interview. Call Dr.
Richard Young at 228-6380.
Hypertension in
Pregnancy Study
Pregnant women, concerned about their
blood pressure, are invited to participate.
The study compares relaxation training
with standard medical treatment (own
physician). Call Dr. Wolfgang Linden at
Daily Rhythms Study
Volunteers needed, aged 30-40 and living
with a heterosexual partner, to keep a
daily journal (average 5 min. daily) for 4
months, noting patterns in physical/social
experiences. Call Jessica McFarlane at
Post Polio Study
Persons with polio needed for functional
assessment and possible training programs. Elizabeth Dean, PhD, School of
Rehabilitation Medicine. Call 228-7392.
Multiple Sclerosis Study
Persons with mild to moderately severe
MS needed for study on exercise responses. Elizabeth Dean, PhD, School of
Rehab. Medicine. Call 228-7392.
Back Pain Research
Volunteers needed for magnetic resonance imaging of healthy spines. About
one hour needed. Men/women aged I860, non-pregnant, no pacemakers, no intracranial clips and no metal fragments in
the eye. University Hospital employees
excluded. Call June 8am-4pm, Monday-
Thursday at 228-7720.
Psychology Study
Opinions of teenage girls and their parents on important issues surfacing in family life. Volunteers needed, aged 13-19
plus one or both parent(s) for one to one
and one-half hours. Call Lori Taylor at
CNPS Quarter Century Reunion
Call for registration. All CNPS students,
alumni, associates, faculty and staff are
invited to meet old friends and make new
ones at Counselling Psychology's 25th
Year Reunion. Call 228-5259.
Sexual Harassment Office
Two advisors are available to discuss
questions and concerns on the subject.
They are prepared to help any member of
the UBC community who is being sexually
harassed to find a satisfactory resolution.
Call Margaretha Hoek or Jon Shapiro at
To find an interesting and challenging volunteer job, get in touch with Volunteer
Connections, Student Counselling and
Resources Centre, Brock 200. Call 228-
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Every Tuesday (including holidays) from
12:30-2pm, University Hospital, UBC Site,
Room 311 (through Lab Medicine from
Main Entrance). Call 873-1018 (24-hour
Help Line).
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
Located west of the Education Building.
Free admission. Open all year. Families
interested in planting, weeding or watering the garden, call Gary Pennington at
228-6386 or Jo-Anne Naslund at 434-
Botanical Garden
Open every day from 10am-8pm. Free
admission Wednesdays. Call 228-3928.
(Also see: Discover Summer: Theme
Nitobe Garden
Open Mondayto Friday, 10am-8pm. Free
admission Wednesdays. Call 228-3928.
(Also see: Discover Summer: August,
'Sounds of Japan'.)
Malcolm Knapp
popular destination
Congratulations to Director Don Munro and his
team of staff and volunteers who put on the Open
House at the Malcolm
Knapp Research Forest in
Maple Ridge on Saturday,
June 23. About 400 cars
with 1,500 visitors enjoyed
the event. If you didn't
make it out, you missed a
glorious, well-organized
day in a beautiful setting. It
was the first (and may be
the only) time that vehicles
were allowed into the
5,000-plus hectare forest.
Twelve display sites were set
up so that visitors could
learn more about the research at Malcolm Knapp
and the forestry issues facing B.C. Visitors also had
the opportunity to take a
helicopter ride over the forest.
The Malcolm Knapp Research Forest is open to
walk-in visitors year 'round.
There are 32 kilometres of
hiking trails and the scenery is beautifully undisturbed,
Congratulations also go
to Director Niels Holbeck
and his crew at UBC's Oyster River Research Farm on
Vancouver Island. As UBC
Reports went to press, the
staff at Oyster River were
preparing for an open
house on Sunday, July 8.
Scheduled events included
tours, animal petting and a
hay ride.
Closer to home, the
popular Sunday theme
tours and tea continue July
15 and July 29 at the Botanical Garden. July's
theme is perennials. While
you're there, have a look
at the Botanical Garden's
new buildings at 6804
Southwest Marine Dr. (on
the west side of the road).
Class of '35 shares
fond memories
Graduates from UBC's class of
'35 have many fond memories to
share about attending university
during the depression.
Bernard Brynelsen recalls the
stream of students who walked to
campus every morning, something
he doesn't see anymore. "Bus fare
was five cents and those were hard
times," he said. Cars were a rare
sight on campus since only a handful of students had one. Finding a
parking space on campus was not
the problem it is today.
Most graduates of the class of "35
are now in their 70s, but Dorothy
Osborne is expecting about 50 to return to campus for a reunion, July
20. She is a member of a committee
which has organized reunions for
the class of '35 regularly since 1955.
The last one, in 1985, was the 50th
and a benchmark, but Osborne
thinks UBC's 75th anniversary year
will encourage many people to make
a special effort to reunite with old
classmates this year.
The 1990 reunion will be a luncheon at Cecil Green Park House and
a traditional campus tour led by
Dorothy's husband, Bob Osborne,
who was director of UBC's School
of Physical Education for 33 years.
Osborne and Brynelsen's graduating class numbered 301 people
from all three faculties: Arts and
Science, Applied Science, and Agricultural Sciences. Total university
enrolment stood at 1,752 at that time.
Almost everyone on campus—
students and faculty—knew each
other in the early 30s and being at
university was like being part of an
extended family, Osborne and Brynelsen agreed. Most of their classmates are now retired and scattered
throughout Canada and the United
Osborne, whose maiden name is
McRae, graduated with a BA in Philosophy and Economics, earned her
teaching credentials, and married
shortly after graduation. Active in
the Delta Gamma sorority during
her student years, she remembers
some other women friends wearing
hats to classes.
She fondly recalls the tea dances
students held to raise funds for particular projects. They were usually
held on a Saturday afternoon and
were very special," she said. Many
took place at the old Oval Room in
the Hotel Vancouver where a nominal cover charge included the cost
of tea and live music
The highlight ofthe social calendar was the annual balls sponsored
by each faculty.
Brynelsen graduated in '35 from
Applied Science with a speciality in
mining. He returned to campus to
take further training in geological
engineering in 1936 and was president of the Alma Mater Society.
After leaving UBC, he worked
around the world as head of exploration for Noranda mines and is still
on the board of directors of several
mining companies.
Brynelsen remembers student
society meetings as raucous events
that were well-attended for the live
noon hour entertainment they provided. "Everyone would bring their
lunches and watch. We used to have
good hot meetings," he said.
He also recalls one occasion
when traditional inter-faculty rivalry
between Arts and Engineering students erupted into an all out battle
with fire-hoses. SUNDAY, JULY 15  j
Regent College Public Forum
The Creative Spirit. Author Madeleine
L'Engle and Luci Shaw, Poet. Univ.
Chapel Sancutary from 2-8pm. $10 registration at the door at 1:15pm. Call 224-
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VST Summer School
Public Lectures
The Future Of Europe: The Political And
Spiritual Challenge. Dr. Max Kohnstamm-
Dutch lawyer and former Rector. Epiphany Chapel Chancellor Bldg. at 7:30pm.
Call 228-9031.
Grand Rounds
The Effects Of Neonatal
And Adult Hemidecortica-
tion. Dr. Ries Van-Hof,
Physiology, Netherlands.
G.F. Strong Rehab. Centre
Aud. at 9am. Call 875-
Regent College Evening
Public Lecture
The Place Of The Second Coming Of
Jesus In The New Testament And Today.
Dr.l.Howard Marshall, Professor at King's
College, Scotland. Main Floor Aud. from
8-9:30pm. Call 224-3245.
Music For Summer
Evenings Concert
Panorma Guitar Trio.
Admission Free. School
of Music Recital Hall at
8pm. Call 228-3113.
VST Summer School
Public Lectures
The Company Of Strangers: Religion And
The Renewal Of Public Life. Dr. Parker J.
Palmer, former dean at a Quaker living-
learning community. Epiphany Chapel,
Chancellor Bldg at 7:30pm. Call 228-
Regent College Evening
Public Lecture
The Problem Of Eternal
Punishment. Dr. James
Packer, Sangwoo Youtong
Chee Professor at Regent
College. Main Floor Aud.
from 8-9:30pm. Call 224-
Music for Summer
Evenings Concert
John Loban, violin & Ailse Zaenker, piano.
Admission Free. School of Music Recital
Hall at 8pm. Call 228-3113.
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Editor: Howard FluxgoW
Contributors: Connie Filletti,
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Public Lectures
Present Ecumenical Perspectives On
Peace, Justice, And The Integrity Of Creation. Dr. Roger Shinn, Emeriti of Union
Theological Seminary, New York, NY.
Epiphany Chapel, Chancellor Bldg at
7:30pm. Call 228-9031.
Regent College Evening
Public Lecture
The Search For Christian America. Dr.
Mark Noll, Professor at Wheaton College.
Main Floor Aud. from 8-9:30pm. Call 224-
Music for Summer
Evenings Concert
Paula Kiffner, cello & Gave Alcock, piano.
Admission Free. School of Music Recital
Hall at 8pm. Call 228-3113.
VST Summer School
Public Lectures
Vancouver to Canberra: Prospects for
the 1991 WCC Assembly. Dr. David Gill,
Gen. Secretary Australian Council of
Churches. Epiphany Chapel, Chancellor
Bldg. at 7:30pm. Call 228-9031.
Regent College
Dramatic Reading
My Son, My Brother, My
Friend. Ron Reed, Dirk
Van Stralen, Mark Bennett
and David Wallace. Tickets $4 at Regent Bookstore
or $5 at the door. Main
Floor Aud. at 7:30pm. Call 224-3245.
Biochemistry Seminar
Membrane Fusion Without
Cytoplasmic Fusion (hemi-
fusion) In Erythrocytes. Dr.
Jack Lucy, Royal Free
Hospital, London. IRC #5
at 4pm. Call 228-4144.
Regent College Evening
Public Lecture
Faith And Fiction. Lecturer/Author Virginia Stem Owens, A&M Univ. Texas.
Main Floor Aud. from 8-9:30pm. Call 224-
Music for Summer
Evenings Concert
Karen Rees, soprano &
Mel Kirby, piano. Admission Free. School of Music Recital Hall at 8pm.
Call 228-3113.
Regent College Evening
Public Lecture
Middle-Class Christianity: A Defense Of
Its Radical Possibilities. Dr. Robert Banks,
Fuller Seminary. Main Floor Aud. from 8-
9:30pm. Call 224-3245.
Music for Summer
Evenings Concert
Darryl Nixon, organ. School of Music
Recital Hall at 8pm. Free Admission. Call
Regent College Evening
Public Lecture
The Christian Doctrine Of The Trinity. Dr.
Kenneth Kantzer, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Main Floor Aud. from 8-
9:30pm. Call 224-3245.
Music for Summer
Evenings Concert
Nicole Lee, piano. Free Admission.
School of Music Recital Hall at 8pm. Call
Super Sale
Special University Program
To Encourage Recycling.
Loads of exciting items on
sale from just about all faculties and departments on
campus. Imagination Market for youngsters; information on recycling. Free parking and admission. July
28 from 10am - 4pm, Maclnnes Field,
corner of University Boulevard and Wesbrook Mall. Call 228-5552.
Spring/Summer Sports Program
:r.3.?;.iS5iK|3 Adult and children's recrea-
$fc j^RlJ tional sport programs.  To
. ^fi.-._'':-■$ August 30.   Call Commu-
«^iT ? nity Sport Services at 228-
m*'    Ii 3688.
Picnics On The Point
Combine a variety of complete picnic
packages and barbecues with visits to
pools, museums, gardens and other campus attractions. Available for groups from
2-500. Call Food Services at 228-6828.
Campus Tours
Walking tours of campus facilities and attractions. Continues until August 31.
Monday-Friday from Student Union Building, 10am, 1pm and (by arrangement)
3pm and weekends. Call 228-3777.
Outdoor Theatre For Children
The UBC Summer Players present Androcles and the Lion. A family show. Until
August 17 at the west side of the Student
Union Building. Monday, Wednesday and
Friday at noon. Call 228-2678.
Summer Stock Theatre
The UBC Summer Players present Cole, Filthy
Rich and The Strange
Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Hyde. Repertory schedule. Until August 11, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday ,
Frederic Wood Theatre and Dorothy
Somerset Studio. Reservations recommended. Call 228-2678.
For The Record
Documents from the UBC Fine Arts Gallery Archives. Until July 28, Tues.-Sat., 1-
5pm. Fine Arts Gallery, Basement, Main
Library. Call 228-2759.
Asian Centre Art Exhibit
Until July 16, prints by the internationally
renowned Joseph Wong. Asian Centre
Auditorium, 10am-6pm. Call 228-2746.
Dairy Barn Tours
Five tours daily including during milking
times. Through August, Animal Science
Dairy Barn, 3473 Wesbrook Mall.   Call
Triumf Tours
Tri-University Meson Facility. Contains
the world's largest proton-beam producing cyclotron. Not recommended for children under 14; parts of the route may be
difficult for the pregnant or handicapped
and persons with pace-makers should not
tour this facility. Through August, weekdays at 11am and 2pm. Call 222-1047.
Summer Sounds
Free concerts of light pop/
rock, classical, country,
traditional and modern
jazz. Continuing through
August 10, south plaza of
the Student Union Building, Monday-Friday daily, 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 228-3131.
Music For A Summer Evenings
A series of free chamber music concerts
featuring outstanding musicians from the
Vancouver area. Continuing through to
August 9, Music Recital Hall, Tuesday
and Thursday evenings at 8pm. Call 228-
1990 Canadian Special Olympic
Summer Games
UBC campus is the site of four events
including aquatics, soccer, rhythmic gymnastics and power lifting. Until July 14.
Call 737-3105.
Botanical Garden Theme Tours
|i*Bi«s«!::iii*LSi£ July theme is perennials.
if >ip:,5S$ ■;' Tea available, July 15 and
is j*fj,'Pt !■ July 29 at 10:30am and
.; i|j#ifi : 1:30pm from the new gate
entrance, 6804 SW Marine
?'        "' "    Drive. Call 228-4208.
Taipei Sinfonietta
A group of 30 instrumentalists from Taiwan, including some UBC alumni, under
the baton of American conductor Michael
Mazer. Adults $8, students and senior
citizens, $4. Music Building Recital Hall,
July 20 at 8pm. Call 228-3113.
Sounds of Japan
Free lecture/recital with admission to the
Nitobe Garden. August 5 from 2-3pm in
Nitobe. Call 222-5273.
Asian Centre Art Exhibits
Chinese calligraphy exhibit
by Mr. C.W. Cheung, Aug.
2-14. Chinese watercol-
ours by Mr. H.C. Yoo,
August 17-28. Asian
Centre Auditorium from
10am-6pm. Call 228-2746.
Botanical Garden Theme Tours
August theme is physick garden and
herbs. Tea available. August 12 and 26
plus two tours in September. 10:30am
and 1:30pm. Call 228-4208.
Our Chiefs And Elders
Features portraits of B.C. Native leaders,
chiefs, chief counsellors and elders by
Kwaguitl photographer David Neel. Opens
August 17 at the Museum of Anthropology. Call 228-5087.
Exhibitions 1990
Peter Hujar. A retrospective organized by the Grey
Gallery, New York U.and
made possible through
support from the Exhibition
Assistance Programme of
The Canada Council. UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Basement, Main Library. August 1-
September 15, Tues.-Sat., 1-5pm. Call
Regent College Art Exhibit
Pacific Gateway. John Koerner, artist.
Continues to July 31 in the Lookout Gallery, Regent College. Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-
5pm; Sat. from 11 am-4pm. Call 224-3245.
Orientation '90
The School and College
Liaison Office once again
// (HMM offers Pro9rams ,0 PrePare
U /t>U!m students for the challenges
and excitement of undergraduate life. July 24-Aug.
30. Orientation '90 for Parents is offered
in conjunction with the student program
on Aug. 15 and 25. For specific dates and
times, please call 228-3733.
Tours for Prospective Students
Fridays throughout the summer. One and
one-half hours. Includes Student Services, Athletics, Recreation and Academic
Facilities. One week's advance booking
required. School and College Liaison Office, Brock Hall 206. Call 228-4319.
UBC Dance Club Programs
Dance For Strength. The UBC Dance
Club join with the B.C. Amateur Dancers'
Association to present a 10-hour Ballroom
Dance-a-thon. All proceeds to the Muscular Dystrophy Assoc. Robson Square
Media Center from noon-10pm. Call 228-
3248 or 873-8083. Mambo classes, every
Wednesday for 4 weeks, July 25-Aug. 15.
International House Lower Lounge from
7:30-9pm. Fee: $25 for the session. Call
AMS/UBC Job Link
A summer-long service which links employers in private, public and non-profit
organizations with qualified, capable UBC
students looking for career-related work.
Register or post a job at SUB 100B, Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, FAX 228-6093
or call 228-JOBS.
International House
Reception Program
Volunteers required from mid-July through
August as drivers, hosts and information
aides to meet and welcome International
students. Call 228-5021.
Commerce Problem
Solving Study
No specific knowledge or computer skills
necessary. Requires approx. 3 hours.-
Stipend, $15 plus chance of $1000 in
prizes. Henry Angus Building, Rm. 657
from 9am-noon and 2-5pm. Call Dean
Behnrens or Ken MacCrimmon at 224-
See CALENDAR on inside page UBC REPORTS July 12.1990       3
Shadlings face rigorous month
Fifty-two outstanding Canadian high school students are
on campus luly 1 to 28 to take part in Shad Valley—a unique
national program to encourage entrepreneurship in young
Shad Valley brings together groups of grade 11 and 12
students—selected for their high academic achievements,
creativity, initiative and drive—and puts them in situations
where they can stretch their brain power and develop their
Part summer program and part work co-op, the program
was started in 1981 by the Canadian Centre for Creative
Technology at the University of Waterloo. This year a total
of 428 students from across Canada will participate in Shad
Valley programs at eight universities including UBC.
During four weeks of intense and varied activities, the
students get hands-on exposure to new science and technology research, learn about business financing and marketing,
meet and ask questions from experts in various fields, and
most important of all, get to know other students with similar
interests and abilities.
Program graduates, or Shad Survivors as they call themselves, now number more than 2,000 and maintain a close
network coast to coast via Shadnet, a computerized communications link.
"Probably the strongest merit of the program over the
long-term is the national network set up by students who
have gone through the program," said Ron Foreman, Botany
professor and UBC's 1990 Shad Valley program director.
Shad Valley is sponsored by Canadian corporations and
advanced technology companies which support the program
through financial support, student sponsorship and six weeks
A Shadling tries out his hovercraft, one of the projects
constructed during the 1988 program.
of work experience for participants. Previous students have
contributed their skills to sponsoring companies in areas such as
engineering design, marketing research, project development,
public relations, technical writing and software development.
Once companies become involved, they usually become
enthusiastic regular supporters of Shad Valley, Foreman
This year, students at UBC will learn from people such
as Maria Klawe, head of UBC's computer science department and an internationally renowned computer scientist;
and Ravi Vakil, a student from Trinity College, Toronto,
Canada's leading mathematician in international competition.
Guest speakers include Carl Brandes, IBM's manager of
executive education for the western region, and Tom Locke,
President and CEO of Gastown Post and Transfer, a post-
production facility for film and video.
More than 100 UBC faculty volunteered time and expertise to assist with the 1990 program, Foreman said.
Students will take part in workshops on creative thinking, education opportunities in foreign countries, and juggling. They will also follow an intensive seminar program
on topics such as entrepreneurship, astronomy, financial
planning for a new business venture, advertising and public
relations, mining processes and bio-medical engineering.
As a final project, they work in groups to develop an invention, build a prototype and develop a business and marketing plan.
But it's not all work and no play. Many students are in
Vancouver for the first time and built into their schedule are
trips to Vancouver Island and a camping expedition.
Shadlings may not earn academic credits, but they do
get an exciting, challenging and rewarding experience.
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words. Others are charged$7. Tuesday, July23at4p.m. is the deadline
for the next issue of UBC Reports which appears on Thursday, Aug.2.
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CHILDREN 6-12. Professionally run
fun summer childcare services on
campus. 7:45 am - 6 pm. Excursions
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etc. Weekly, monthly rates. Call Bonnie or Lynn 228-6424.
NOTARY PUBLIC: for all your Notarial Services including Wills, Conveyancing and Mortgages, contact
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STUDY: Individuals (aged 19+) who
have recovered from bulimia nervosa
and have no history of anorexia nervosa, are needed to participate in
several interviews and followup sessions. Call Laurie Truant at 224-6110.
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UBC researchers participating in the
federal Networks of Centres of Excellence program will receive additional
financial support from the government
of British Columbia.
A total of $20-million over the next
four years will be committed by the
Ministry of Advanced Education,
Training and Technology to help fund
the centres slated for B.C. Simon Fraser
University and the University of Victoria are also participating in the
In all, 14 Networks of Centres of
Excellence were selected by the Ministry of State for Science and Technology last October. The $240-million
program was established to promote
Canadian fundamental and long-term
applied research.
UBC is participating in 12 of those
centres, more than any other Canadian
university. Three ofthe centres will be
lead by UBC researchers. They are:
Dr. Michael Hayden, professor in the
Department of Medical Genetics; Dr.
Robert Hancock, professor in the Department of Microbiology; and Dr.
Michael Smith, professor in the Department of Biochemistry.
"The combined federal/provincial
support recognizes this university as
an outstanding centre for research,"
said UBC President David Strangway.
"We look forward to participating in
these networks with our colleagues
across Canada."
The networks represent alliances
between universities, companies and
government research laboratories that
will work together under the lead of
one of the network members.
Bookstore ranked ninth
in volume of sales
The UBC Bookstore has broken into
the ranks ofthe top 10 university bookstores in North America in volume of
With 1989 sales at $23-million, the
bookstores ranks ninth, but second in
Canada behind the University of
Toronto's bookstore which had sales
of $25-million, seventh overall.
Top-ranking bookstores are Harvard
and MIT with sales of $64-million,
followed by the University of California Los Angeles at $49-million and
Stanford University at $36-million.
The survey is undertaken by the
National Association of College Stores.
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Nov. 1 UBC REPORTS July 12.1990       4
Webber steps down as dean
Even as a student at Lord
Byng Secondary School,
Bill Webber knew he
wanted to be a doctor. He
thought about becoming a family
physician, but that was the extent of
his knowledge about the profession
when he decided to study medicine.
Now, 32 years after graduating
from UBC's Faculty of Medicine,
Dr. Webber is stepping down as dean
ofthe same faculty he graduated from
at the head of his class in 1958. First
appointed dean in 1977, Dr.
Webber's term ended June 30.
It wasn't until he began working
as a summer student in the Department of Anatomy that Dr. Webber
became aware of the career opportunities in research and teaching, as
well as in private practice.
After spending two years as a fellow at Cornell University Medical
College in New York, Dr. Webber
returned to the Department of Anat
omy in 1961 where he taught Histology
and pursued his research interests in kidney structure and function.
By the late 1960s, he developed an
interest in administration and served on
numerous committees. He was elected
to the university Senate in 1966, was
president of the UBC Faculty Association from 1968 to 1969 and served on
the Board of Governors between 1975
and 1977.
In 1971, 20 years after entering UBC
as an undergraduate, Dr. Webber was
appointed Associate Dean of Medicine.
"I was the associate dean for odds and
ends," Dr. Webber reminisces. "I was
generally dealing with the correspondence, phone calls, and things the dean
didn't have time for."
When Dr. Webber became dean in
1977, it was shortly after the provincial
government proposed expanding the
medical school at UBC.
"I saw it as an opportunity to provide
medical education for more B.C. students," says Dr. Webber. "With the ex-
pansion and the improved physical facilities, there was an opportunity to recruit
outstanding people in
areas where we lacked
Dr. Webber says
that he has seen the
quality of medical
education enhanced during his 13 years
as dean, and is most proud ofthe calibre
of UBC's medical faculty graduates and
resident trainees.
"They are second to none. They have
the knowledge, clinical skills, attitudes
and ability to be useful doctors in whatever area of the profession they practice," he says.
Other achievements Dr. Webber is
proud of include the good working relationship the Faculty of Medicine has
developed with government, particularly
the provincial Ministry of Health, and
with the individual teaching hospitals in
the Lower Mainland.
Even though he reached the distinction of becoming the longest-
serving ofthe current deans of medicine in Canada (last June on his 12th
anniversary) Dr. Webber has still
managed to find time to hold executive positions with the West Point
Grey Soccer Association and the
Boy Scouts of Canada.
Dr. Webber has now undertaken
a new administrative role with UBC.
Effective July 1, Dr. Webber became Associate Vice-President,
Academic, replacing Jim Dybikowski. His initial responsibilities will
include faculty relations such as appointments, promotions and membership on the university team for
salary negotiations with the Faculty
Dr. Webber says that in many
ways he views himself as a UBC
person. "I've had a broad interest in
the university well beyond the Faculty of Medicine. I can't imagine a
more interesting place to be."
Cultures in Contrast
Arts 1 focus turns east
When Arts 1 students pick up their
books in September, Gandhi will take
his place beside Marx and Nietzsche,
and Salman Rushdie will rub shoulders with Forster and Eliot.
For the first time since its inception, the Arts 1 program is incorporating material from outside Western culture, introducing Indian texts in a program called Cultures in Contrast.
"We're beginning to think globally
about economics, politics, the environment. I feel it's time we start approaching culture on a global basis," says
Graham Good, one of five faculty
members teaching the program.
Arts 1 began in the late sixties as an
interdisciplinary, team-taught program
that focused each year on a particular
It has since settled into a basic survey of Western civilization that introduces first-year students to the likes of
Plato, Shakespeare, Freud, Marx, Milton and Voltaire.
Controversies are raging over the
makeup of the canon on U.S. campuses, where such Western civilization survey courses are the main focus
of first-year studies.
Good says there are different
schools of thought; some hold that classic Western tradition should remain
the focus, while others feel this excludes the viewpoints of women and
minorities or that Western civilization
should be seen in context of world
One of the two independent groups
in the Arts 1 program will be taking
the latter view, Good says, meeting the
demand of many of today's students
for a curriculum that reflects a global
village perspective and Canada's multicultural society.
The second group will take a more
traditional approach.
Also for the first time, faculty members from outside the Arts Faculty, Ken
Bryant and Mandakranta Bose of
Asian Studies, will join Good and two
other Arts instructors in teaching the
The curriculum is designed to give
students a look at Western culture as
seen from the outside as well as giving
them a glimpse of Indian traditions.
Reading list groupings provide
cross references and show influences.
Ancient Indian mythological epics are
studied alongside Homer and Virgil.
The Bhagavad Gita, the most widely
read religious text in India, is paired
with T.S. Eliot, who was influenced by
Also on the list is Salman Ruslidie,
an Indian writer who is strongly influenced by western novels, and Gandhi,
who mixed Indian and European
sources to develop his concept of social activism.
Photo by Media Sen
UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest in Maple Ridge allowed cars
to tour during an open house last month. Visitors were able to see ongoing research projects (above) at the 5,157-hectare site.
Free walking tours of UBC include gardens,
museums, sports facilities and other attractions.
Drop-in tours: weekdays, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Book ahead for: 3 p.m., weekend and special
All tours leave from the information desk in the
main concourse of the Student Union Building.
CALL 228-3777
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16804 S.W. Marine Drive
22&4208-Hours: 10-8
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