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 THE  UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
T TBC REPORTS
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Stephen Forgacs photo
Prof. Ed Auld, director of UBC's Engineering Physics program, shows off a
photo of Canadian astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason who graduated from the
program in 1972. Auld is also holding an Engineering Physics 50th
anniversary crest similar to one Tryggvason has with him on the space
shuttle Discovery.
UBC grad takes UBC
technology into space
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
A UBC graduate has boldly gone where
no UBC graduate has gone before. Astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason, a UBC Engineering Physics grad. is orbiting the earth
in the space shuttle Discovery, which
blasted off from Florida Aug. 7.
Tryggvason, a payload specialist on
Discovery for the 11 -day scientific space
mission, graduated from UBC in 1972.
He was among six Canadians selected for
the astronaut program nearly 14 years
ago.
Tryggvason has taken a UBC Engineering Physics cloth crest with him but
he isn't the only UBC presence on the
mission. The shuttle is also carrying technology developed in the UBC lab of Electrical Engineering Assoc. Prof. Tim
Salcudean.
"It's exciting to see the technology our
team has put so much effort into developing being used and tested in zero gravity
for a prolonged period," said Salcudean,
who is in Houston, where Mission Control is located, for the duration of the
flight.
Tryggvason first met with Salcudean
in the early 1990s after hearing about his
research in magnetics from UBC Engi
neering Physics Lab Director Harold
Davis, with whom Tryggvason had been
working on large-motion vibration isolation. Tryggvason was trying to find ways
to prevent vibrations on the space shuttle
from having an impact on zero-gravity
experiments, such as those involving fluid
flow, crystal growth and metal alloy development.
"Bjarni and I spent two or three hours
discussing the application of the magnetic levitation technology that I've been
working on for years to vibration isolation. We were both extremely enthusiastic about the prospects," Salcudean said.
"I suggested to him that the best solution would be to magnetically suspend
the entire payload," Salcudean said.
That initial meeting led Salcudean and
former UBC research engineer Niall Parker
to a series of contracts with the Canadian
Space Agency. In collaboration with
Tryggvason, they developed the basic
design of the motion isolating system, or
Microgravity Isolation Mount (MIM), now
onboard the Discovery.
A prototype developed by Quebec-
based MPB Technologies has been tested
on MIR, the Russian space station. The
Canadian Space Agency further refined
the device on Discovery, Salcudean said.
See SPACE Page 2
University faces
deep budget cuts
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
The University of British Columbia is
making the deepest budget cuts in more
than a decade in order to produce a
balanced budget for the 1997/98 fiscal
year.
The university will trim more than
$8.6 million in spending, an overall cut of
2.5 per cent, in a budget recently approved by the Board ofGovernors.
With both provincial government
grants and tuition fees frozen, UBC has
made the cuts to cover increased costs,
accommodate a significant number of
new students, implement new programs
and satisfy other government-mandated
requirements, said former UBC President David Strangway. who presented
the budget to the board for ratification in
July.
Since most ofthe university's expenditures are salaries, the budget cuts will
mean fewer people teaching students and
performing the other functions that keep
the university operating, he said.
'This is the biggest cut we have had in
more than a decade and comes on top of
a constant string of cuts. Nevertheless,
we turn over to our successors a university with no deficit and in a remarkably
vibrant state." Strangway said.
Balancing the budget was made difficult by a number of factors, including
government clawbacks of $1.3 million,
and a recent 1.5 per cent arbitration
award for faculty salaries and a settlement for management and professional
staff salaries, both of which were retroactive to July 1996.
Enrolment has increased dramatically,
too. In the past two years alone the university has seen a nine per cent increase
in undergraduate enrolment with no additional funding from the provincial government.
UBC's administrative costs are among
the very lowest in Canada. Tuition fees
are among the lowest in the country and
See BUDGET Page 2
Three named to
Board of Governors
Three new members have been appointed by the province to the university's Board of Governors.
They are business leader Larry Bell,
health educator Gunlnder Mumick and
natural resource strategist Linda
Thorstad.
Larry Bell is president and chief
executive officer of Shato Holdings Ltd.,
a food services company, and chair of
its subsidiary White Spot Ltd.
In 1991 his management innova
tions were recognized with the 1991
Award of Excellence from the Institute
of Public Administrators.
A lifetime B.C. resident, Bell graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Arts
and served the province as deputy minister. Housing and Transit, Lands, Parks
and Housing, and Finance and as secretary to the B.C. Treasury Board.
He is a director of the Vancouver
Hospital Foundation.
See BOARD Page 2
Bell
Mumick
Thorstad
Inside
Lasting Legacy
Canada's Year of Asia Pacific: When the meeting's over, what will remain?
Bad Breath 4
The university becomes a focal point for bad breath Aug. 22-23
Splish Splash 7
B.C.'s top swimmers will be getting into UBC's pool
Burn Out 8
Those lucky people who work outside in summer may pay a high price 2 UBC Reports • August 14, 1997
Budget
Continued from Page 1
the university spends or manages $120 million each year in
student aid programs.
The university has also made
significant gains in productivity
(based on the grant funding provided per graduating student) of 26
per cent in the past dozen years.
Yet in constant dollars, the
provincial grant has grown by
just eight per cent, or 0.7 per cent
annually, in the past 12 years.
The impact of this year's cuts
will vary from faculty to faculty,
but will include the loss of faculty
members, teaching assistants,
secretarial and technical staff.
Also expected are increases
in class size, reduction in course
offerings and an increasing reliance on sessional lecturers.
A capital plan is in place to
meet the most critical space
needs, and includes projects
such as the Michael Smith Biotechnology Building, the Creative Arts and Multimedia Building and the Chemical/Bio-Engineering Building.
The projects involve a substantial replacement of very poor
quality space. Private fund raising and the federal and provincial governments will each provide one-third of the funding.
Other budget highlights include:
• the General Purpose Operating Fund (GPOF), representing revenues from the provincial grant, tuition and other
sources: $340,281,000
• specific purpose budgets received through fees, grants or
contracts: $80 million. Endowment income:  $26,283,000
• research grants and contracts
won in open competition by faculty members: $134,057,000
Space
Continued from Page 1
The device, which is about
the size of a microwave oven.
uses a magnetic field to levitate
a platform. Sensors and an
onboard computer monitor and
control the position of the platform ensuring it remains free
floating with a range of motion of
about 2.5 centimetres. The MIM's
base remains fixed to the shuttle
and, because the platform is held
in place only by tiny magnetic
forces, vibrations created by
movement within the shuttle or
the firing of thrusters are not
transmitted to the platform.
Salcudean, who has numerous other research projects on
the go, said MIM design and
testing was Parker's main project
for three years. Other UBC con
tributors at various stages ofthe
project include Davis, who has
been working with Tryggvason
on large-motion isolation for
parabolic flights which allow brief
periods of zero gravity; and several Electrical and Computer
Engineering and Engineering
Physics graduate and summer
students.
Salcudean, who returns to
UBC this month from a year's
sabbatical in France, said vibration isolation has many applications both in space and on earth.
Terrestrial applications include
platforms for sensitive instruments such as scanning tunnel
microscopes, and some applications in the electronics industry
that require stable platforms.
Board
Continued from Page 1
Guninder   Mumick   has
worked in the field of international and intercultural communications, especially regarding
health issues, for over 20 years.
Currently manager of the
Multicultural Health Education
/Promotion Program ofthe Vancouver/Richmond Health Board,
she has extensive experience in
adult education and administration, having served on the
boards of Vancouver Community College, Langara College and
the Langara College Foundation.
She has also served on the
board of many community organizations, including the YWCA,
MOSAIC and Greater Vancouver Mental Health Services.
Linda Thorstad's expertise
and contributions to business
earned her the 1996 YWCA
Woman of Distinction Award for
Management and the Professions.
A graduate of UBC, she is
vice-president of corporate relations for Viceroy Resource Corporation, a gold producer with
projects in North and South
America and Indonesia.
Thorstad specializes in business planning and communications and has broad experience
in resource and science industries. In 1995/96 she was president of the Association of Profes-
sional Engineers and
Geoscientists of B.C.
Committed to resource management issues, Thorstad served
on the board of the B.C. Commission on Resources and the
Environment (CORE) , and the
Fraser Basin Management
Board, and is currently on the
board of B.C. Heritage Rivers.
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Arbitration awards
increments to faculty
Roughly 70 per cent of UBC faculty
members will receive Career Progress
Increments (CPI) following an arbitrated
decision made last month.
Those faculty members eligible will
see the award, which covers the period
from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997,
reflected in pay cheques by Sept. 30.
Eligible faculty may be awarded career progress increments in recognition
of satisfactory career progress and according to an agreed schedule. CPIs wills
be awarded annually when they are provided for in annual faculty salary agreements.
UBC Faculty Association Salaries and
Economic Benefits Chair Prof. Norma
Wieland said the increment value is
$1,100 — equal to 1.5 per cent of the
salary budget divided by the number of
increments.
When talks between the university
and the Faculty Association broke off in
May 1996, the association was seeking a
1.2 per cent general increase in salary to
all members of the bargaining unit with
an identical increase on the sessional
lecturers' scale and a continuation ofthe
Career Advancement Plan.
Arbitrators stated in their decision
that "in the immediate past general salary increases have not been an essential
feature ofthe compensations structure.
"Under those circumstances, it is our
view that the Career Advancement Plan
should be continued at the same levels
as existed in the last collective agreement, which is to say, career progress
increments should continue to be funded
at 1.5 per cent rather than the .77 per
cent proposed by the university; but
nothing should be allocated for merit
awards or performance salary adjustments."
There are eight increment levels available for each of the ranks of assistant
professor and associate professor, and
16 increment levels available for full
professors.
Sessional lecturers did not receive a
salary increase as a result of the decision.
DA'S YEAR
OF ASIA PACIFIC
1 007 L'ANN t E
CANADIENNE DE
L'ASIE-PACIFIQUE
Canada's Year
of Asia Pacific
Canada 1997
One-day meeting
leaves long-term legacy
When leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation meet at
UBC Nov. 25, the occasion will mark another milestone in the university's strong tradition of links with Asia.
One of the lasting legacies of this historic meeting will be the visibility and profile the university will earn. The attention of the world will
focus on the university and its role in a city that plays such a vital role
as a gateway to the Asia Pacific.
But there are other, more tangible legacies that are also being
planned to highlight the university's role as the major institution in
Asian Pacific affairs in Canada.
Some of the legacy initiatives now being planned include:
• A public exhibition of a new collection of Asian artifacts which
the university recently received from a donor in Hong Kong. The
outstanding artifacts from the exhibition may be displayed in the
Museum of Anthropology, where APEC leaders could view them during
breaks in their meetings.
• The creation of an endowment to fund an APEC graduate fellowship as well as a number of undergraduate scholarships for Arts and
Science students. These APEC fellowships/scholarships to study at
UBC would be available to students from Canada and the other 17
APEC economies.
• The possible establishment of an APEC Infrastructure Facilitation Centre. An initiative is underway through the Faculty of Law and
the Centre for Asian Legal Studies to conduct a feasibility study on the
establishment of the centre.
• Funding to support the establishment of a program in Australia/
Canada Relations. Australia is an APEC member, and this program
would operate within the Institute of Asian Studies.
• The Centre for Contemporary Islamic Studies. Preliminary
agreement has been reached with the Government of Malaysia for
shared funding to support establishment of the centre at UBC. The
creation of the centre could be announced during a planned visit to
Canada by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir just prior to the APEC
leaders' meeting.
• The Chair in Buddhist Studies. Funding is being secured to
support a Chair in Buddhist Studies within the Faculty of Arts.
• Site enhancement. Two UBC buildings that will be used as
venues for the APEC leaders' meeting, Norman MacKenzie House and
the Museum of Anthropology, will be upgraded, leaving a permanent
legacy for the university community.
Norman MacKenzie House, the residence of UBC's president, is
having its atrium extended to accommodate the APEC leaders'
luncheon.
An extensive refurbishment and enhancement program will be
carried out at the museum, the actual site of the leaders' meeting.
Funding for the legacies would come from a variety of sources,
including private donors, corporate sponsors and the governments of
Canada and British Columbia.
Banner Year
Sean Kelly photo
Innovation '97 organizers recently unveiled their new logo on campus.
Spearheaded by Intramural Sports, the group hopes to enrich the
quality of life for students, staff and faculty with year-round festivals
and events. The first event, a performance by the group SWARM, kicks
off the new term Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. on Koerner Plaza. Pictured (clockwise
l-r) are: Susan Demaine (Intramural Sports), Steve Laing (Intramural
Sports), Catherine Newlands (Alumni Association), Christopher Gorman
(Alma Mater Society), Angela Runnals (Registrar's Office), Shane Cameron
(Intramural Sports), Kyra Hudson (Alumni Association), Scott Urquhart
(Intramural Sports) and Nestor Korchinsky (Intramural Sports). For
more information check the Web page at www.innovation97.ubc.ca.
St. John's new principal
aims for light and truth
When St. John's College welcomes its
first 32 resident scholars from around
the world this September, Grant Ingram
is determined to see it follows in the spirit
of'light and truth' that was
the motto of its namesake
in Shanghai, China.
And as principal, he expects its residents will play
an important role in shaping the direction the college's programs take.
Ingram intends to encourage each member of the college to contribute their unique
cultural and intellectual talents within an atmosphere
conducive for the exchange
of ideas and values.
"Everyone will be made
to feel welcome," he says.
The graduate college will
build links between different parts of the world by hosting workshops, think tanks, seminars and conferences focusing on international issues.
Ingram, a popular teacher, mentor and
seasoned administrator from McGill University, envisions academic exchanges that
focus on topics with international scope,
such as global change, global economics,
health and education issues.
St. John's College is modeled after the
renowned St. John's University in Shanghai, which produced world leaders in
many disciplines until it closed in 1952.
"We will foster a similar world-
mindedness here," says Ingram.
A noted expert on northern and Arctic
marine environments, Ingram has himself seen the results to be gained from
international cooperation and collaboration, working closely with colleagues from
Ingram
Japan, the U.S., Russia, and Northern
Europe to name a few.
Ingram was formerly president of
Groupe Interuniversitaire de Recherches
Oceanographiques du
Quebec, a large,
multidisciplinary research
centre.
When the federal government asked him to serve
as commissioner for the environmental and social impact review ofthe Quebec's
Great Whale River hydroelectric project, Ingram
helped build consensus
among stakeholders.
Frieda Granot. dean of
Graduate Studies, says he's
just the person to foster a
sense of community and
world-mindedness at St.
John's.
"We needed someone who could develop a unique rapport with students
from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds."
The second graduate residence to be
founded at the university, St. John's College follows the success of Green College,
which opened in 1992 with a mission to
foster interdisciplinary scholarship.
By September 1999, 120 years after its
namesake was founded, St. John's College will house an international community of 170 scholars.
Ingram will also hold an appointment
with the Dept. of Earth and Ocean Sciences where he plans to continue his
research into polynyas—high-latitude
ocean areas with open water or reduced
sea ice cover and high biological productivity in late winter and spring. 4 UBC Reports ■ August 14, 1997
Liu Centre to be housed
near International House
The university is proceeding
with a plan to build facilities for
the Liu Centre for International
Studies adjacent to International
House at Gate 4 following the
Board of Governors' rejection of
a proposal to build a multi-use
facility at the Faculty Club site.
Work is now underway on
design and costing for a freestanding Liu Centre housed in a
900- to 1,350-square metre, two-
or three-storey building at the
International House site.
Prof. Ivan Head, who was re-
centiy appointed Liu Centre director, said the location is ideal.
There will be a good degree of
integrity in that it will be a single
occupant building, absent the
sometimes confusion that comes
in a multi-user facility. We will
have the benefit of identification
as the Liu Centre," he said.
Head and current Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Gordon
Smith, who was appointed as
senior fellow with the centre,
will use office space in the C.K.
Choi Building until the centre is
completed.
Approval for the Liu Centre's
design and the authority to proceed to construction will be
sought at the September Board
of Governor's meeting.
Head
The Liu Centre, nestled in the
trees adjacent to International
House, will likely be linked to
International House and could
be completed as early as September 1998, said David Grigg.
UBC's manager of Urban Plan-
Bad breath on
dentists' minds
The Faculty of Dentistry isn't
afraid to talk about bad breath.
That's why they're hosting the
Third International Conference
on Breath Odor on campus Aug.
22-23.
Vancouver was chosen as the
site of this year's conference because of UBC's pioneering research into the scientific aspects
of breath odor.
Prof. Emeritus Joe Tonzetich
began investigating oral malodor
when he joined the faculty in
1968. His work launched research that has gained international recognition.
Along with four other faculty
colleagues—oral biologists Don
Brunette, Douglas Waterfield,
and Ken Yaegaki, and endontist
Jeff Coil—he's currendy studying the effects of one of bad
breath's known culprits—sulphur compounds.
Previously believed to be only
a cosmetic issue , bad breath is
now being taken seriously by
researchers for two reasons,
says Dr. Edward Yen, dean of
Dentistry.
"Not only dental problems,
but gastrointestinal, liver, and
lung problems can be diagnosed
through breath analysis," Yen
says.
The other reason is cultural.
"In this society, we're very
aware of cleanliness. For some
people, concern about bad
breath amounts to a phobia."
Yen says while breath testing devices and techniques are
becoming fashionable, most
are not scientifically based and
are ethically questionable. Research will help establish effectiveness.
The conference has drawn
experts in oral malodor from as
far as Europe and Australia.
Speakers include gastroenter-
ologists as well as psychiatrists.
"We'll be getting the most up-
to-date information," says
Assoc. Dean Don Brunette, con
ference chair. "Everything from
the operation of malodor clinics
to the molecular aspects of the
sense of smell will be presented."
Over 200 dentists, doctors,
nurses, hygienists and public
health workers are expected to
attend the conference which is
sponsored by corporations that
include Colgate-Palmolive,
Church and Dwight, Unilever
and Warner-Lambert.
ning and Infrastructure.
Grigg said the project, including design, planning and construction, is to cost no more
than $6 million.
The Liu Centre for International Studies and its academic
program will focus on the new
generation of global issues now
challenging societies and their
governments worldwide.
It intends to engage in participatory activities with other B.C.
and Canadian universities. Discussions with the University of
Victoria are currently underway.
"In the rapidly evolving global
community, it is essential that
policy makers be possessed of
the most complete and relevant
knowledge to permit decisions to
be taken wisely and confidentiy.
The gathering together of experts
and practitioners of a variety of
disciplines and backgrounds will
permit this centre to make a valuable and distinctive contribution
to society," said Frieda Granot,
dean of Graduate Studies.
Funding for the project comes
entirely from donors, including a
lead donation of almost $4 million
from the J. J. Liu Foundation.
The University Gathering
Place Committee had recommended the Liu Centre be integrated with a conference centre,
residence for university guests
and university gathering place
at the Faculty Club site.
Board members expressed
concerns about the financial viability of a hotel and restaurant
on the site. Faculty members on
the board said the plan for the
Faculty Club site did not include
enough room for a gathering place.
They also raised concerns regarding the existing building's integrity and the visual impact of a
multi-storey building.
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Faculty of Medicine
School of
Rehabilitiation Sciences
Director
The University of British Columbia invites applications,
internal to UBC, for the position of director of the School of
Rehabilitation Sciences. This is a full-time academic position
reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Medicine. The director is
responsible for the divisions of Occupational Therapy and
Physical Therapy, which lead to the degrees of BSc (OT), BSc
(PT) and MSc. Undergraduate enrolment is a combined total
of 214 students. The graduate program, which started in
September 1993, has an enrollment of 19. The school has 113
full-time and clinical/part-time faculty members.
Candidates with strong leadership, interpersonal and
administrative abilities are invited to apply. Qualifications
must include a degree in either physical or occupational
therapy, a professional related doctoral degree, proven
research accomplishments and experience in professional
education. The successful candidate must be qualified for
appointment at a senior rank. This appoinment is subject to
final budgetary approval.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.
Written nominations or applications should be submitted by
Sept. 30,1997 for a start date of Jan. 1,1998. Letters of application accompanied by a curriculum vitae and the names of three
referees should be directed to:
Dr. John A. Cairns, MD, FRCPC
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Room 317, Instructional Resources Centre
University of British Columbia
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z3
Head, Smith lead centre
Two well-known Canadian
foreign policy specialists have
been appointed to senior positions in the Liu Centre for International Studies.
Ivan Head, currently professor of law and chair in South-
North Studies, is named director effective Sept. 1, 1997.
Gordon Smith, currently
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, is appointed as senior
fellow, effective Sept. 1, 1997,
following his retirement from
the public service.
Head and Smith are broadly
recognized for their contributions to Canadian foreign
policy.
Head served as senior
policy adviser to Pierre
Trudeau from 1968 to 1978.
From 1978 to 1991 he was
president ofthe International
Development Research Centre (IDRC).
Smith has served with the
departments of National Defence, Foreign Affairs, and Social Development, as well as
the Privy Council Office. He
has also been ambassador to
the European Communities,
NATO, and secretary to the
cabinet for federal-provincial
relations. He was recently
named chairman ofthe Board
of Governors of IDRC.
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Faculty of Medicine
Dept. of Family Practice
Head
The Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia,
invites applications, internal to UBC, for the position of head
of the Dept. of Family Practice.
We seek an academic leader with strong leadership,
interpersonal and administrative abilities who will be
responsible for directing and developing the teaching,
research and service programs of the Dept. of Family
Practice. The department has 13 full-time and 374 clinical/
part-time faculty members. The successful candidate should
hold certification in the College of Family Physicians of
Canada or equivalent and should have a proven record of
scholarly excellence. This appointment will be at the rank of
professor and is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary
will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Anticipated start date is July 1, 1998.
Applications, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and the
names of three referees should be directed by Sept. 30,1997 to:
Dr. John A. Cairns, MD, FRCPC
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Room 317, Instructional Resources Centre
University of British Columbia
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z3
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Faculty of Medicine
Associate Dean, Research
Applications/nominations are invited for the position of
Associate Dean, Research. This is a part-time appointment in
the Dean's Office, Point Grey campus, which is expected to
be filled by an internal candidate. The position is available
autumn 1997.
The incumbent will have a record of personal success in
research, a broad understanding of basic, clinical, clinical
trials, and health care research and a strong interest in graduate students and post-doctoral research fellows. The incumbent will have responsibility in consultation with the dean and
other faculty leaders for the establishment and maintenance of
faculty research priorities, and for the coordination of all
research programs. He/She will chair the Committee of
Assistant Deans of Research, and will work closely with them
in planning joint UBC/hospital research endeavours. Location
on the Point Grey campus is preferred, to facilitate research
planning in the basic science departments, and interactions
with all four assistant deans of Research.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.
Deadline for receipt of applications is Sept. 1, 1997. Please
direct your applications/nominations to:
Dr. John A. Cairns, MD, FRCPC
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Room 317, Instructional Resources Centre
University of British Columbia
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z3 Calendar
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August 17 through September 6
Monday, Aug. 18
Faculty Development
Workshop
Instructional Skills Workshop For
New Faculty. David Lam, basement seminar room, (use outside
entrance behind Trekkers),
8:30am-5pm. Continues to Aug.
20. Follow-up session Dec. 1. To
register call 822-6827 or e-mail
bennington@cstudies. ubc.ca.
Week-long Children's
Daycamp
Geering Up! UBC Engineering For
Kids. CEME 2206, 9am-4pm.
$115. For children entering
Grade 2 to leaving Grade 7. Call
822-2858.
Centre for Molecular
Medicine and Therapeutics
Seminar
Biology On Chips: Parallel Analysis Of Complex Systems. Mark
Schena, Biochemistry. Stanford
U. Medical Centre. IRC#3, 3pm.
Call 822-1919.
Sunday, Aug. 24
World Tour Exhibition
Of Oil Paintings
Humanity And Love. Li Zijian, artist. Asian Centre Auditorium, 12-
6pm. Continues to Sept. 7. Call
822-0810.
Monday, Aug. 25
Faculty Development
Workshop
Three-day Instructional Skills
Workshops For Graduate Students. David Lam, basement seminar room, (use outside entrance
behind Trekkers), 8:30am-5pm.
Continues Aug 26, 27. To register
call 822-6827 or email
bennington@cstudies.ubc.ca.
Microbiology and
Immunology Lecture
Transport Of Ferrichrome Into
E.coli: Novel Insights. Volkmar
Braun, U. ofTuebingen. Wesbrook
201. 4pm. Refreshments 3:45pm.
Call 822-3489.
Friday, Sept. 5
Health Care and
Epidemiology Rounds
Regionalization: A Strategy Of
Importance To A Publicly Administered Health System.
Sharon Martin, Vancouver/
Richmond Health Board.
Mather 253, 9- 10am. Call 822-
2772.
Chemical Engineering
Seminar
Whey Protein Solution Fouling At
Low Bulk And Elevated Wall Temperatures: Testing A Prior Model
For The Initial Fouling Rate. Ian
Rose, post doctoral student.
ChemEng 206, 3:30pm. Call 822-
3238.
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Next calendar deadline:
noon, August 25
Saturday, Sept. 6
Faculty Development
Workshop
Three-day Instructional Skills
Workshops For Graduate Students. David Lam, basement
seminar room, (use outside entrance behind Trekkers), 8:30am-
5pm. Continues to Sept. 14. To
register call 822-6827 or email
bennington@cstudies.ubc.ca.
Thursday, Aug. 21        Mondayf g^pt. j
Faculty Development Event
New Faculty Orientation. David
Lam. basement seminar room,
(use outside entrance behind
Trekkers). 10am-3:30pm. To register call 822-6827 or email
bennington@cstudies. ubc.ca.
Friday, Aug. 22
Centre for Molecular
Medicine and Therapeutics
Seminar
DNA Secondary Structures And The
Triplet Expansion Diseases. Karen
Usdin, National Institutes of Diabetes, Kidney Diseases and Health.
IRC#3, 3pm. Call 822-1919.
Saturday, Aug. 23
Teachers' Science
Workshop
Geering Up! UBC Engineering For
Kids: Projects And Tools Designed
To Complement The BC Elementary Science Curriculum And
Make Science Education Fun.
CEME 2206, 10am-4pm. Continues to Aug. 24. $100. Call
822-2858.
Innovation '97 First Night
Concert. Light And Sound Show Featuring The Band Swarm. Koerner
Plaza. 7pm. Call 822-6000 or e-mail
info@innovation97.ubc.ca.
Tuesday, Sept. 2
Imagine UBC
A First Day Event To Welcome All
New Students. Various locations
on campus, 8:30am-9pm. For details, see http://www.student-
services. ubc. ca/imagine_ubc
Wednesday, Sept. 3
Interdisciplinary Seminar
Interdisciplinary Interchanges 1.
Green College, 5pm. Call 822-
0954.
Cultural and Media Studies
Interdisciplinary Group
The Public Institution At The End
Of The Millennium: Governance,
Funding, Audiences, and Knowledge. Alf Bogusky, Director, Vancouver Art Gallery; Patricia Bovey,
Director, Victoria Art Gallery; Ruth
Phillips, Director, MOA. Green
College, 8pm. Call 822-1878.
Notices
Volleyball
Faculty, Staff and Grad Student
Volleyball Group Mondays and
Wednesdays. Osborne Centre,
Gym A, noon-lpm. No fees. Drop-
ins and regular attendees welcome
for friendly competitive games. Call
822-4479 or e-mail:
kdcs@unixg.ubc.ca.
Morris and Helen Belkin
Art Gallery
Alien Body: Tradition in Chaos.
Theodore Gericault, artist. Tues-
Fri 10am-5pm. Sat-Sun noon-
5pm. Call 822-2759.
Surplus Equipment
Recycling Facility
Weekly sales of furniture, computers, scientific equipment etc. held
every Wednesday, noon-5pm. SERF.
Task Force Building, 2352 Health
Sciences Mall. Call 822-2582.
Faculty Development
Would you like to talk with an
experienced faculty member, one
on one, about your teaching concerns? Call the Centre for Faculty Development and Instructional Services at 822-0828 and
ask for the Teaching Support
Group.
Garden Hours and Tours
Daily to Oct. 13, 10am-6pm. Botanical Garden tours will be given
by garden volunteers Wednesdays and Saturdays, lpm. Call
822-9666, (gardens). 822-4529
(shop).
UBC Zen Society
Meditation Session, each Monday
during term (except holidays). Asian
Centre Tea Gallery, l:30-2:20pm.
All welcome. Call 228-8955.
Soft Strokes
Showing the humanity for which the artist is renowned, the painting pictured above
is one of 50 by painter Li Zijian which will be on display at the Asian Centre Aug. 24
- Sept. 7. Focusing mainly on Chinese culture, the paintings in the exhibition, titled
Humanity and Love, are part of a larger collection which has been touring museums
and art galleries around the world since 1994. Li, who emigrated to the U.S. from China
in 1988, will be at the opening reception Aug. 23 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Parents with Babies
Have you ever wondered how babies learn to talk? Help us find out!
We are looking for parents with
babies between one and 14 months
of age to participate in language
development studies. If you are
interested in bringing your baby
for a forty-five minute visit, please
call Dr. Janet Werker's Infant Studies Centre, Dept. of Psychology,
822-6408 (ask for Sharon).
UBC Medical School
Needs male and female volunteer
patients of any age. either healthy
or ill to help students learn how to
interview and complete a physical
examination (external only). The
total time for each teaching session is between two-four hours,
Tues-Thurs. pm. Travel expenses
will be paid. Call Vancouver Hospital/HSC. 875-5943.
Do You Have Patellar
Tendinitis (Jumper's Knee)?
Subjects are required for a study
that will be using a nuclear medicine technique to examine the
presence of inflammatory cells at
the patellar tendon. Subjects aged
20-35 years with unilateral patellar tendinitis symptoms are encouraged to contact Dr. Maclntyre
at 822-0799.
Do You Have Patellar
Tendinitis (Jumper's Knee)?
Volunteers are required for a study
examining the effectiveness of a
standard Physical Therapy treatment protocol. Subjects aged 20-
35 years with unilateral patellar
tendinitis symptoms are encouraged to contact Tyler Dumont at
734-3777 or Dr. Donna Maclntyre
at 822-0799.
Feeling Stressed Out
at Work?
Counselling Psychology Dept.
needs female clerical workers in
the Vancouver area to participate
in a study looking at work-related
stress, over 2 months. If interested
contact Marlene at 822-9199.
Museum of Anthropology
6393 N.W. Marine Drive. Hours of
operation are daily 10am-5pm.
Tuesday 10am-9pm (free after 5
pm). Call 822-5087.
Studies in Hearing and
Communication
Senior (65 years or older) volunteers needed. If your first
language is English and your
hearing is relatively good, we
need your participation in studies examining hearing and communication abilities. All studies take place at UBC. Hearing
screened. Honorarium paid.
Please call The Hearing Lab,
822-9474.
UBC Food Services -
Summer Services
(May 5-Aug. 29)
Pacific Spirit Place. 7am-7pm (7
days a week). Trekkers Restaurant, llam-2pm. The Express,
7:30am-4pm. The Barn and IRC
are also open to serve you. Visit
our Web site at
www.foodserv.ubc.ca. Call 822-
3663.
CRSG
The Clinical Research Support
Group which operates under the
auspices of the Department of
Health Care and Epidemiology
provides methodological,
biostatistical, computational and
analytical support for health researchers. For an appointment
please call Laurel Slaney at 822-
4530.
Severe PMS?
Vancouver Hospital Sleep Disorders Program is seeking volunteers for PMS study. Must be 18-
35 yrs., with marked PMS, in
good health, non-shift worker,
non-smoker and not taking medications (no Pill). Involves two overnight sleep studies in your home.
Honorarium $100. Call Carolyn
822-7927.
International House
Peer Program
Attention UBC students! Like
to travel, meet people and learn
about new cultures? Join UBC's
Peer Program and get matched
with a new UBC international
student, starting classes in September. Fill out an application
form at International House,
1783 West Mall or call 822-
5021.
UBC REPORTS
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The UBC Reports Calendar lists university-related or
ilversity-sponsored events on campus and off cam-
is within the Lower Mainland.
Calendar Items must be submitted on forms avail-
>le from the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251 Cecil
reen Park Road, Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1. Phone:
52-3131. Fax; 822-2684. An electronic form is available
i the OBC Reports Web page at http://www.ubc.ca under
ews.' Please limit to 35 words. Submissions for the
ilendar's Notices section may be limited due to space.
Deadline for the September 4 issue of UBC Reports—
lich covers the period September 7 to September 20
is noon, August 25. 6 UBC Reports ■ August 14, 1997
News Digest
The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies as accepting
applications for Exploratory Workshop Grants until Sept. 15.
Grants of up to $20,000 are available to help prepare large-scale,
interdisciplinary research proposals capable of competing for funding such as the Peter Wall Institute's Major Thematic Grant.
The main applicant for the grant should be a UBC faculty
member, and all activities should involve basic research that
otherwise would not be undertaken. Items available for funding
include workshop costs, travel, stipends for distinguished visiting
experts, and salaries for support staff.
For more information see the Web site at www.pwias.ubc.ca or
call (604) 822-4782.
A cross-campus university committee has decided that UBC's
Food Services operations will continue to be provided by UBC Food
Services management and employees. The committee emphasized
that this was contingent upon signflcant improvements in customer
service and satisfaction, said Frank Eastham, acting vice-president. Administration and Finance.
The committee included student, faculty, and staff representatives and an external food services consultant hired through Ernst
and Young.
There's no question we have to maintain and continue to
reinvigorate food services on campus," Eastham said.
"The operation has shown improvement and the alternatives—
private food contractors whose proposals the committee reviewed—
did not demonstrate sufficient economic advantage to the university."
Judy Vaz, acting director of Food Services, said the committee
recognized the positive changes made in campus food operations
and the hard work that has gone into beginning to turn operations
around.
"We intend to continue to work closely and cooperatively with our
employees and their union, CUPE Local 116, to provide improvements in customer service and satisfaction," Vaz said.
Trekkers will return to full service in September, and Pacific
Spirit Place cafeteria in the Student Union Building will continue
operations as before.
UBC's Certificate in Internet Publishing program has received
the 1997 Program Award of Excellence presented by the Canadian
Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE).
Launched in January 1996 by UBC Continuing Studies, the
program now has more than 80 participants.
Targeted to communication professionals with diverse backgrounds, the curriculum teaches all aspects of Internet publishing
including design, authoring, programming, project management
and online marketing. The UBC program was one of seven Award of
Excellence recipients out of 22 submissions from universities
across Canada.
Go West
Some of Vancouver's most diverse and interesting attractions
are in your backyard.
This summer, why not take a free, guided walking tour of UBC?
Art, architecture, splendid gardens, libraries, and Western
Canada's largest bookstore.
Tours run until August 22, Monday-Friday at 10 a.m. and I p.m.
Meet at the Campus Tours booth in the main concourse of the
Student Union Building (north of the Bus Loop).
For more information, or to book a group tour, call UBC-
TOUR (822-8687).
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Ceremonies and Events Office
Alan Donald, Ph.D.
Biostatistical Consultant
Medicine, dentistry, biosciences, aquaculture
101-5805 Balsam Street, Vancouver, V6M 4B9
264 -9918 donald@portal.ca
Classified
The classified advertising rate is $16.50 for 35 words or less. Each additional word
is 50 cents. Rate includes GST. Ads must be submitted in writing 10 days before
publication date to the UBC Public Affairs Office. 310 - 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1. accompanied by payment in cash, cheque (made out to UBC
Reports) or internal requisition. Advertising enquiries: 822-3131.
The deadline for the September 4, 1997 issue of UBC Reports is noon, August 25.
Accommodation
POINT GREY GUEST HOUSE. A
perfect spot to reserve
accommodation for guest
lecturers or other university
members who visit throughout
the year. Close to UBC and other
Vancouver attractions, a tasteful
representation of our city and of
UBC. 4103 W. 10th Ave.,
Vancouver. BC. V6R 2H2. Call or
fax (604)222-4104.
TINA'S GUEST HOUSE Elegant
accom. in Pt. Grey area. Minutes
to UBC. On main bus routes. Close
to shops and restaurants. Inc. TV,
tea and coffee making, private
phone/fridge. Weekly rates
available. Call 222-3461. Fax:222-
9279.	
GREEN COLLEGE GUEST HOUSE
Five suites available for
academic visitors to UBC only.
Guests dine with residents and
enjoy college life. Daily rate $52,
plus $ 14/day for meals Sun.-Thurs.
Call 822-8660 for more
information and availability.
BROWN'S      BY      UBC      B&B.
Comfortable and relaxing
accommodation close to UBC in
quiet area. Quality breakfasts,
queen-sized beds, private bath
available. Satisfaction is assured
for your friends or professional
guests. Reasonable rates. Call
222-8073.
BAMBURY   LANE.    Bed    and
breakfast. View home. Two BRs,
single $65, double $85. Ten
minutes to UBC, 15 minutes
downtown. Twin beds. Shared
bathroom. Call or fax (604) 224-
6914.
GAGE COURT SUITES Spacious
one BR guest suites with
equipped kitchen, balcony, TV
and telephone. Centrally
located on Student Union
Boulevard, near SUB, Aquatic
Centre and transit. Ideal for UBC
lecturers or campus visitors. 1997
rates- $81 -$110/night. Call (604)
822-1010.	
SALTSPRINT ISLAND FALL RETREAT
Waterfront, south facing, three
BR home with fireplace;
spectacular views; private
beach, perfect for windsurfing
and kayaking; relax on the deck;
walking trails from your doorstep.
The great escape. Experience
tranquility! Tel/Fax (604)739-8590.
FACULTY OR MATURE STUDENTS.
A very special quiet apartment
in lovely heritage house in
Kitsilano. Separate entrance.
Furnished, Gorgeous view. Close
to UBC, buses, shops. Available
Aug. 15. Call 737-2677.
HOUSE FOR RENT. Fully furnished
three BR, Dunbar, close to UBC,
schools, shops, forest. Nonsmoking. Preferably no pets. Oct.
1/97-July 31/98. $1950/month
plus utilities; cable TV and garden
maintenance included. Call 228-
9832 or 822-3150.
Next ad deadline:
Monday, Aug. 25, noon
Accommodation
PRIVATE ISLAND WATERFRONT
COTTAGE. West Vancouver. Suit
artist/executive retreat/
residence, 35 minutes
Vancouver. Two BR, 800 sq.ft.,
furnished. Solar, wind and
propane power, telephone. All-
season dock. Small boat required
for commuting or water-taxi.
$l,000/month. Available Sept./
97. Call 921-7701.
CHANCELLOR BOULEVARD
HOUSE for rent. Excellent view,
spacious garden 20,600 sq.ft.,
renovated property. Five BR and
three bathrooms on main floor
and basement. Two car garage.
Unfurnished $3,200. Furnished
$4.200/month. Contact 688-0818
P.B. Ng.
LUXURY FULLY FURNISHED TWO BR
condominium at the Bristol on
UBC campus. Amenities include
spa, party room and guest suites
in a secured building. Six-month
lease from Sept./97-March/98.
$1560/month including utilities.
Call (604)228-0920.      	
FOR RENT CHARMING TWO BR
COACH House with small garden
on quiet estate near beach, 4th
Ave. and UBC. Suitableforcouple
or singles. Available immediately.
$ 1,500/month. Call Margaret 228-
0282.
SPACIOUS, FURNISHED ONE BR
SUITE. Quiet, large, cosy, knotty
cedar living room. Private
entrance. South Granville
location near buses or parking
available. $750/month includes
utilities. No smokers or pets
please. Call 261-7] 53.	
TWO BR 2.5 BATHS beautiful
Kitsilano townhome. Large
kitchen, fireplace, cable TV, fully
furnished, utilities. Seven
appliances. Beautifully
decorated, parking, garden,
close UBC/downtown. Pets
allowed. One-two year lease
preferred. Available from Sept./
97. $3,000/month (negotiable for
longer term). References
required. Call 688-0809 days, 730-
6996 eve.
UPPER KITS. GRACIOUS,
TRADITIONAL home with three+
BR, two baths, den, sunroom,
fireplace, deck, patio, lovely
garden. Just renovated,
including deluxe kitchen.
Excellent entertainment areas. All
new appliances, some furniture
if desired. MinutestoUBC. $2,300/
month inc. heat, water and
electricity. Call 733-0070.
KITSILANO EXCLUSIVELY
FURNISHED 1500 sq.ft. house for
rent for visiting faculty or quiet
graduate. Beautiful water view.
Close to UBC and stores.
Transportation on your doorstep
or private parking available.
Washer/dryer etc. $2,500+/
month. Call 733-6347.
SUBLET ONE BR APARTMENT near
Stanley Park on beach. Ocean
view. Fully furnished. Includes
computer and modem. N/S,
N/P. Suit mature post-doc or
guest faculty. Includes parking.
Available Sept. 1 through end of
May/98. Call 669-7427.
Accommodation
WEST POINT GREY GARDEN
APARTMENT Beautiful one BR
apartment. Minutes from UBC.
Close to shops/buses. September
1. $800/mo. (util. inc.) Prefer ten
month rental. Can be renewed.
No smoking. No pets. Call 224-
7322.
FURNISHED    GARDEN    SUITE.
Excellent condition. N/S, N/P.
Available immediately. Short-
term, Call 734-3513.
FOR RENT, 1ST AVENUE CLOSE TO
UBC and beach—bay and
mountain view. One BR self-
contained and fully furnished
quiet garden level unit. Available
Sept. 1st for one year lease. Call
(604)738-8717.
Shared
Accommodation
ROOMMATE WANTED TO SHARE
TWO BR house, Sept. 1. Bright,
clean, quiet, near BC's Children's
hospital and buses. Mature
female grad student, quiet, NS,
UBC professional program. Share
half rent and utilities. Call (250)472-
3133 eve. Fax (250)472-4075.
Housing Wanted
WANTED: WELL-GROOMED three
or four BR house, furnished or
unfurnished. For a minimum one
year term starting September.
Point Grey area preferred. Call
Nancy (604) 733-9654.
FEMALE PHYSICIAN, ONE CHILD
seek quiet, three BR, nonsmoking, unfurnished house to
rent west of Macdonald. For Sept.
1 or 15. Excellent tenants. Two
well-behaved outside cats.
Lease one year minimum
desirable. Call 736-8424.
House Sitters
ARE YOU TAKING A SABBATICAL
or leave of absence and would
like someone to housesit when
you are away? Responsible,
mature 50-year-old UBC staff.
References on request. Call 221 -
4549, home (leave message).
BUSINESSMAN      AND      SON
available to house sit.
References upon request. Call
230-5637.
Services
UBC FACULTY MEMBERS who are
looking to optimize their RRSP,
faculty pension and retirement
options call Don Proteau, RFP, or
Doug Hodgins, RFP, of the HLP
Financial Group for a
complimentary consultation.
Investments available on a no-
load basis. Call for our free
newsletter. Serving faculty
members since 1982. Call 687-
7526. E-mail: dproteau@hlp.fpc.ca
dhodgins@hlp.fpc.ca.
Lost
LOSTON CAMPUS JULY31. Watch.
Gold bezel. Multi-coloured
coyote inlay on face. Gold on
silver ornate watch band. Blue
Lapis stones set on either side.
REWARD. Call Vicki Lee 822-8016
or 942-6625. UBC Reports ■ August 14, 1997 7
Studies' Space
John Chong photo
Continuing Studies International Division Director Catherine Vertesi (left) takes
guests on a tour of the nearly completed Continuing Studies building. Opening in
September, the building houses 18 classrooms and two state-of-the-art multimedia
labs and will be used for English Language Institute and other Continuing Studies
programs. With Vertesi are (l-r) Graduate Studies Dean Frieda Granot, Project Manager
Andrew Dewberry, Les Vertesi, Continuing Studies Assoc. Vice-President Walter
Uegama, former UBC President David Strangway, and Shirley Chan, chair of UBC's
Board of Governors.
Seldom-seen Romantic's
works come to Belkin Gallery
Exhibit organizers describe it
as the art blockbuster of the
summer.
When over 80 rarely seen
works by the French Romantic
painter, Theodore Gericault, go
on display at the Morris and
Helen Belkin Art Gallery Aug.
15, it will mark the first time
the works have come to
Canada.
Entitled The Alien Body: Tradition in Chaos, the show borrows pieces from both the Louvre and the Ecole des Beaux-
arts in Paris.
Because the works are fragile
and seldom exhibited, curators
from both the Louvre and the
Ecole des Beaux-arts needed to
ensure the gallery's temperature
controls, humidity, lighting and
security was equipped to handle
the display.
"It's taken three years to put
this together," says Scott Watson,
director and curator of the gallery.
Gericault is best known as a
leader of the Romantic movement and for bringing political
commentary and contemporary
reality to his work.
His scenes of beggars, slave
trading and hangings, express
the social upheavals that marked
the turn of the 18th century in
Paris and London.
The exhibition will be the focus of a conference in October
sponsored by the gallery and the
Dept. of Fine Arts. The gathering is expected to draw scholars
from North America and Europe
to discuss the significance of
Gericault's work in art history.
Fine Arts head, Serge
Guilbaut, and Prof. Maureen
Ryan, who helped arrange for
the collection to come to the
gallery, will lead the conference.
The exhibition, which is sponsored by Polygon Group Ltd.,
The Hampton Foundation, the
Vancouver Sun and the Canada-
France Cultural Exchange Accord, runs until Oct. 19.
UBC makes a splash on
national swim programs
Top swimmers from B.C. and
Western Canada have gained a
new and comprehensive training facility with the designation
of the UBC Aquatic Centre as
the UBC Thunderbird National
Swim Centre.
All the major players in Canadian swimming grouped together with the Commonwealth
Centre for Sport Development
(CCSD) to create a twin-campus CCSD National Swim Centre at UBC and Saanich's Commonwealth Place near Victoria.
The centre, a unique partnership involving UBC, Pacific
Dolphins and Island Swimming,
Swimming Natation Canada,
Swim B.C. and the CCSD, is
aimed at providing training and
resources for West Coast athletes and boosting Canadian
swimming development.
The Vancouver and Victoria
locations will provide top-level
services in sport science, sport
medicine, career management,
education and accommodation
for high-performance swimmers
in the Victoria and Lower Main-
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land areas.
Bob Philip, UBC's director of
Athletics and Recreation, said
UBC's participation as a National Swim Centre will enhance
training for UBC swimmers and
other competitive swimmers in
the province.
"Our vision is to not only do
what is in the best interests of
our varsity swim program, but
to positively contribute to the
development of the sport in our
community and throughout
B.C.," he said.
Tom Johnson, head coach of
the UBC Thunderbird swim
team, was named Swimming
Natation Canada Director of
Swimming and Centre Coach of
the UBC Thunderbird National
Swim Centre. Johnson has also
been head coach of the Pacific
Dolphin Swim Club since 1979.
His responsibilities will be expanded to include coaching the
centre's athletes and hiring
coaching staff.
People
by staff writers
Asst. Prof. Kathleen Pichora-Fuller of the School of
Audiology and Speech Sciences has been recognized
for her outstanding scholarly achievement and
contributions to the profession by the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
(CASLPA).
Pichora-Fuller was honoured for her laboratory research
on how changes in auditory and cognitive processing affect
older adults' understanding of language in everyday noisy
listening situations. She was also recognized for her
research on hearing rehabilitation program delivery and for
fostering interdisciplinary research on accessibility for the
hard-of-hearing, which played a significant role in establishing the Institute of Hearing Accessibility Research at
UBC.
Pichora-Fuller has served as president of CASLPA and
as a member of a Health Canada task force on adult
hearing impairment.
Darrell Wong, Tooling and Machining Team Leader in
the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, has won
an award from the U.S.-based Forest Products
Society for a paper entitled Crowned Bandmill Wheels for
Improved Sawblade Tracking Stability. Wong received the
1997 Second Place Wood Award for the paper which he
wrote while a master's student in Mechanical Engineering
under the supervision of Prof. Gary Schajer.
Richard Paisley, adjunct professor of Law and research associate at the Westwater Research Centre,
is among 15 Canadians selected to take part in the
1997 Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD)
training program. The two-year program, funded by the
Rockefeller Foundation and the International Development
Research Council (IDRC), provides leadership skills development and knowledge of environmental issues to Canadians
between the ages of 30 to 45 from a variety of professional
backgrounds. Paisley, whose LEAD program starts in
Ottawa with training sessions in Costa Rica and Zimbabwe,
is interested in issues surrounding the Law of the Sea.
University Prof. Emeritus Charles McDowell has
been made an honorary fellow of the Chemical
Institute of Canada. McDowell becomes one of 17
honorary fellows of the institute.
McDowell was appointed professor and head of UBC's
Dept. of Chemistry in 1955, a post he held until 1981. He
has been recognized for significant research contributions,
which include some 380 publications, in the field of
chemical physics.
The institute is an umbrella organization for three
constituent societies: The Canadian Society for Chemistry,
the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering and the
Canadian Society for Chemical Technology.
Offensive lineman Bob Beveridge and fullback Mark
Nohra will be back for the 1997/98 Thunderbird
football season. Both athletes played key roles on
the team last year, contributing to the best season for the
T-Birds since 1992.
Beveridge will resume his role as leader both on and off the field.
His successful 1996/97 season saw him become the BC Lions' first
pick in this year's Canadian Football League draft. He was also an
All-Canadian, winner ofthe UBC Bobby Gaul Award for outstanding male athlete of the year, and president of the Thunderbird
Athletic Council.
Nohra is back at UBC where his teammates will once again
feel his offensive impact. Last season he was CIAU Player of
the Week, UBC Football's Most Valuable Player, a Canada
West All Star, a Canadian First Team All-Star and was drafted
by the Hamilton Tigercats.
Training camp for Beveridge, Nohra and the rest of the
Thunderbirds runs from Aug. 16 to 26.
James Allan Evans, professor emeritus of Classics, and
currently a visiting professor in the Dept. of History at
the University ofWashington, has been appointed a
Whitehead Professor at the American School of Classical
Studies in Athens, Greece for a one-year term, 1998/9.
The American School of Classical Studies draws most of
its students from the United States and Canada. UBC is one
of its member institutions.
The school has one of the finest libraries in the world for
the study of ancient Greece and a laboratory for scientific
research on ancient artifacts.
Evans is the author of two books on the Greek historian
Herodotus, the latest of which is Herodotus: Explorer of the
Past. Evans' most recent book was The Age of Justinian: The
Circumstances of Imperial Power. 8 UBC Reports ■ August 14, 1997
Sean Kelly photo
No Fall Zone
A young climber checks where she's come from while making her final
ascent on the climbing wall behind Osborne Gymnasium. Climbing is
one of the many activities that make up Community Sport Service's
Summer Camp program which includes kayaking, soccer and ultimate.
Over 5,000 children aged 9-14 have participated in the camps so far this
summer.
No easy solution to
fish war warns expert
by Sean Kelly
Staff writer
Zoologist Tony Pitcher, UBC co-director of the Pacific Fisheries Think Tank,
holds his thumb and index finger a few
centimetres apart.
"In the area around Hong Kong and
the South China Sea there isn't a fish
longer than that. They've completely
wrecked their environment."
The possibility that the South China
Sea maybe an example of what lies ahead
for our West Coast fishery is something
that he, SFU co-director Bob Brown, and
other scientists at the Pacific Fisheries
Think Tank are working hard to avoid.
"Fisheries, like the one around Hong
Kong, tend to follow a traditional pattern," Pitcher explains. "First you get rid
ofthe big fish and then you take the next
level offish and so on, and eventually you
end up with a sea that is a soup of
plankton and not much else."
Pitcher and colleagues at the Pacific
Fisheries Think Tank recently participated
in a study of the area around Hong Kong
aimed at helping to bring back species
endangered by poor resource management. The group, a partnership between
the Fisheries Centre at UBC and the Institute of Fisheries Analysis at SFU, was
formed one year ago to address complex
Issues facing the B.C. fishing industry.
"We're on the same path," Pitcher says.
"Don't forget, only a hundred years ago
there was a resident population of humpback whales in Georgia Straight, there
were 50-kilogram Chinook salmon and
there was a halibut fishery in English
Bay. Look at how much has changed in
the blink of an eye."
The inability this summer of Canadian
and American negotiators to reach agreement on how to protect threatened sockeye
and chinook stocks doesn't help matters.
Former UBC president David
Strangway was recently appointed Canadian envoy by Prime Minister Jean
Chretien to recommend ways of getting
the fish talks restarted.
Pitcher says there is no easy solution
to the impasse, but that scientists on
both sides of the border agree on what
needs to be done.
'There are many attractive features to
the way Alaska manages its fishery.
Equally, we've got some good features."
The environmental costs of continuing
along the current path are significant Pitcher
says, but the benefits of improving fisheries
management could also be enormous.
To that end, the think tank has sponsored
several events this year to get suggestions
from communities and stakeholders in the
B.C. salmon fishing industry.
But while the sockeye and chinook
salmon attract the most attention, Pitcher
points to several under-exploited local
markets. Squid, off-shore tuna, pink and
chum salmon, and arrow-tooth flounder
could all be fished more extensively but
still sustainably. Hake is considered a
low-value fish by the local industry even
though internationally the hake fishery is
10 times bigger than the salmon fishery.
With the world demand for seafood
rising rapidly, there is no doubt those
countries that maintain a healthy fishery
will not only have a healthier environment, but an economic advantage, Pitcher
says.
"Why shouldn't we be the ones to
profit?"
Former CBC executive
heads journalism school
Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation executive Donna Logan has
been named director of the Sing Tao
School of Journalism. Her appointment
began Aug. 1.
Logan's extensive experience in both
print and broadcast
media includes senior
positions at the Montreal
Star as well as the CBC.
Most recently, she was
the CBC's regional director for British Columbia and executive director, media accountability for all of the broadcaster's services in English, French, radio and
television.
'Throughout her dis-
tinguished career,
Donna Logan has demonstrated dedication to
the improvement of journalistic standards." said
Daniel Birch. UBC's
vice-president. Academic and Provost. "She
is an extraordinary catch for UBC."
Logan served on the CBC steering committee that drafted and revised journalistic policies. She also headed a task force
into the role of the broadcaster's ombudsman.
Also at the CBC. Logan served as: vice-
president, regional broadcasting operations; vice-president, English radio network; program director and chief jour
nalist, CBC Radio; and managing editor,
national radio news.
At the Montreal Star, Logan was deputy
managing editor, assistant managing editor, features editor, assistant city editor
and general news reporter.
As well, she has
served on the advisory
board of Canadian
journalism schools at
Concordia, Ryerson
and Western Ontario
universities. She has
also taught extension
courses in journalism
and given numerous
guest lectures tojour-
nalism students at Canadian universities
and abroad.
The Sing Tao
School of Journalism
will be the first graduate school of journalism in Western
Canada and the only
one in Canada to emphasize advanced
academic studies. The school will hold its
first classes in September 1998.
The school will be housed in a new
building now under construction at the
corner of West Mall and Crescent Road.
The school and its building were made
possible through the generosity of the
Sing Tao Foundation, the philanthropic
arm of Sing Tao. a Hong Kong-based
media corporation.
Logan
Outdoor workers at
high risk for skin cancer
Sunscreen is just for the beach, right?
Not according to a study comparing sun
exposure during leisure and work activities recently released.
Researchers Jean Shoveller, Asst. Prof.
Jason Rivers, Dermatology and Assoc.
Prof. Chris Lovato, Health Care and Epidemiology, conducted the first national
survey into the issue. Results showed
that those who work outdoors are at high
risk for skin cancer and need to protect
themselves.
A third ofthe outdoor workers surveyed
did not take any precautions to protect
themselves from the sun. A third didn't
wear hats, two-thirds didn't use sunscreen
and half did not wear sunglasses or avoid
the sun during the peak ultraviolet (UV)
hours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"Sun exposure is an emerging public
health issue, but many people just aren't
in the habit of protecting themselves,"
says Shoveller, a research associate at
the Institute of Health Promotion Research and director of the project. "We'd
like to see it become as automatic as
doing up your seatbelt."
Besides sunburns, which are linked to
melanoma — the most serious form of
skin cancer — an accumulated exposure
over time is also a risk, Shoveller says.
"Although advertisers tend to associate a tan with health, it actually represents damage to the skin and that damage can build up over time," she says.
"That's why it's important for everyone,
especially workers who are more exposed
to sun, to routinely protect themselves."
Sixty-thousand new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year in Canada
alone with the incidence of melanoma
rising dramatically. In the 1930s, one in
1,500 people died ofthe disease; now one
in 90 are at risk.
Shoveller and Lovato presented the
study results recently at the Fifth National Health Promotion Research Conference in Halifax.
UBC is sharing the study data with
universities and health organizations
across Canada to help create programs to
prevent skin cancer.
The study will also serve as a benchmark for health educators to measure
changes in the public's attitudes and
behavior regarding sun exposure.
The study was funded by the National
Cancer Institute of Canada, the Canadian Dermatology Association and Environment Canada.
Official Community Plan
gets GVRD go-ahead
The Official Community Plan (OCP),
which is a framework for long-term development on the UBC campus, gained fourth
and final reading from the Greater Vancouver Regional District late last month.
The plan had earlier been ratified by
the university's Board ofGovernors.
UBC and the GVRD have worked
together for nearly three years, with
public participation, to prepare the official community plan.
Acceptance of the OCP now allows
local area plans to proceed.
Both the GVRD and the Board of
Governors also conditionally approved
terms of reference for a governance
study for Electoral Area A (UBC and the
Endowment Lands), which does not
have a locally elected government.
A final approval ofthe terms of reference by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs is expected this fall.

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