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Vol. 23, No. 10, Sept. 14, 1977.
Published by Information Services,
University of B.C., 2075 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5. ISSN
0497-2929. J. A. Banham and Judith
Walker, editors.
A huge collection of indoor plants that will go on sale to students, faculty and
staff next week is kept alive and well by Margaret Coxon, curator of the UBC
Botanical Garden's tropical collection. The inexpensive and specially selected
plants will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22, 23 and 24 at the Botanical
Garden offices at 6501 Marine Drive, opposite the Nitobe Memorial Garden.
Garden staff will give expert advice on the care of purchases. Picture by Jim
UBC goes to the Yukon
UBC has gone to the Yukon.
The first of two programs in
teacher education to be offered by
UBC in Whitehorse began early this
month under an agreement between
the University and the Yukon
Territorial Government.
The Yukon government is bearing
all costs of the program, estimated at
$275,000 in the start-up year.
The initial program is a single year
of professional training for would-be
teachers who already hold university
The second program, which will
begin in January, 1978, is for high
school graduates or mature students
who will enrol in a four-year UBC
program leading to a Bachelor of
Education (Elementary) degree. To be
admitted, students must meet UBC
entrance standards.
The first and third years of this
degree program will be conducted in
Whitehorse, including in-school
practical training. The students will
spend their second and fourth years on
the UBC campus.
Each program will admit 20
students in the initial year.
Dennis Milburn, professor of
education at UBC, will supervise the
Yukon program, assisted by a local
program co-ordinator. All courses will
be taught by members of the UBC
Dr. Milburn termed the program
"truly exciting." He said it is designed
to meet the needs of native Yukoners
and to prepare them for the special
problems of teaching in the Yukon.
He said the Yukon has for many
years had a high turnover among its
approximately 256 elementary school
Dr. John Andrews, dean of
education at UBC, said the Yukon
initiative is indicative of the many
programs which carry the work of the
Faculty of Education beyond the
confines of the UBC campus. He said
similar full degree programs could be
offered in the Interior of British
Columbia if funds were provided.
"com ooiuenoi*
Drive to
save energy
UBC has embarked on a major
program to save fuel and power.
A special committee on energy
conservation has reported that certain
measures can cut UBC's annual energy
bill of $2 million by 10 per cent in the
current fiscal year.
By 1982, it says, the savings could
be as great as 25 per cent of current
energy costs if a more sophisticated
program is developed.
C. J. Connaghan, UBC's
vice-president for administrative
services, said a qualified
energy-conservation officer would be
appointed before the end of 1977.
"We're seeking someone who has at
least five years of experience in design
and supervision and a knowledge of
building mechanical and electrical
systems," Mr. Connaghan said.
"The energy conservation officer's
priorities will be to develop an
operational program to reduce energy
consumption and an educational
program to make all members of the
University community aware of the
need to conserve energy."
He said energy conservation would
be particularly important during
daylight hours, "when campus demand
for electricity can make a daytime
kilowatt hour up to 10 times more
expensive than a nighttime kilowatt
Mr. Connaghan said the University
has also instructed architects of new
buildings to give special attention to
incorporating energy-conservation
measures into buildings under
construction or in the planning
Steps have already been taken to
reduce lighting levels in certain campus
Electrical engineer Martin Kafer, of
the Department of Physical Plant, said
levels in certain classrooms, seminar
rooms and corridors of the Education
Building and the Buchanan Tower had
been reduced after consultation with
building occupants.
He said he would like comments
from users of the two buildings about
the reduced lighting levels. Mr. Kafer
can be reached at Local 2054.
He said a survey initiated some time
ago of lighting levels in other campus
buildings, including bookable
classrooms, would continue during the
fall and winter. UBC's Board approves
new policy statement
The University's Board of
Governors approved the following
policy statement on outside
professional activities at its meeting
on July 5.
(1) Faculty members are
appointed on a 12-month basis. It is
expected that, with the exception
of the usual period of vacation
(which normally will not exceed
one calendar month), they will be
engaged for the whole of the year
in teaching, research, creative work
or scholarly pursuits, teaching,
preparation or other University
(2) It is recognized that faculty
members share the responsibility
for the efficient operation of the
University toward which the deans,
heads and directors have a special
(3) The University recognizes
that certain kinds of paid and
unpaid     outside     professional
activities by faculty members can
be of substantial benefit to them
and to the University by increasing
their teaching and research
effectiveness, and can also be of
value to the community. The
University therefore permits faculty
members to engage in outside
activities of this sort, provided that
it does not interfere with their
full-time University obligations.
(4) All full-time faculty
members shall inform their heads or
directors of all their outside
professional activities. In all cases
involving a commitment of time
equivalent to more than one-half
day per seven day week, the
approval of the head or director
must be obtained. When the
facilities of the University are used
in any outside professional
activities, this fact must be reported
to the head or director. The
information given by faculty
members shall be available to the
appropriate dean and to the
president. It shall be treated as
confidential by the University.
First winner of the $500 Frank Gnup
Memorial Scholarship to UBC is Chris
Thompson, of Richmond, a first-year
Arts student and a member of the
1977 Thunderbird football team. He
plans to study architecture after
completing his Arts degree.
Thunderbirds, defending western
intercollegiate champions, are off to a
shaky start this year. They lost their
Sept. 3 opener 35-25 to the University
of Manitoba and managed only a
29-29 tie against the University of
Alberta Sept. 10. 'Birds next home
game is a 2 p.m. exhibition match with
Eastern Oregon State College at
Thunderbird Stadium on Sept. 24.
Funds for two buildings borrowed
UBC has temporarily borrowed a
total of $3,680,500 to construct two
campus buildings.
The funds will be used to build a
new processing centre for the UBC
library at a cost of $2,680,500 and to
enable construction to continue on the
new Aquatic Centre adjacent to the
Student Union Building.
UBC's temporary borrowings will
be funded by the B.C. Educational
Institutions- Capital Financing
Authority established last year by the
provincial government to raise funds
for capital projects at post-secondary
The provincial government will
advise the universities annually of the
amount of money to be requested in
their operating budgets to retire the
borrowed funds. The sum of these
amounts will appear in the estimates
of the provincial Department of
The Library Processing Centre is
under construction on a site
immediately west of the Woodward
Biomedical Library at the north end of
Parking Lot H. The building will house
the 150-member staff of the Library's
technical processing and systems
2/UBC Reports/Sept. 14, 1977
division, now housed in substandard
space in the Main Library.
I he new Aquatic Centre, scheduled
for completion early in 1978, will cost
an estimated $5,700,000. Funds for
the project have come from a variety
of sources and fund drives, including a
$925,000 contribution from the Alma
Mater Society.
The largest single project currently
under construction at UBC is the
240-bed acute care hospital in the
Health Sciences Centre. The new
hospital will cost an estimated $32
Completion of the acute-care
hospital will mean that all major units
of the campus Health Sciences Centre
will be in place. Other clinical facilities
include the psychiatric unit and the
new Harry Purdy Extended Care Unit,
which admitted its first patients in
The acute-care hospital is part of a
package of proposals made by the
provincial government in March, 1976,
which includes the upgrading of
clinical teaching facilities at downtown
hospitals, additions to basic medical
sciences buildings at UBC, and a
phased   expansion   of   undergraduate
admissions to the UBC medical school
from the present 80 students to 160.
A total of $50 million is to be made
available for the proposals; half of it
will come from the federal
UBC's new dean of medicine. Dr.
William Webber, said plans are being
prepared for additions to Health
Sciences Centre buildings that house
basic medical sciences departments.
He said planning has also begun in
conjunction with the Vancouver
General Hospital for the inclusion of
clinical academic space in the new
emergency building planned for the
site of the former King Edward
secondary school at 12th Avenue and
Oak Street.
Dean Webber also said there would
be clinical academic space for the
medical faculty in the existing
Shaughnessy Hospital and in two new
units — a children's hospital and a
maternity hospital — to be built on the
grounds of Shaughnessy.
UBC will also have clinical space in
facilities now under construction at St.
Paul's Hospital, including a clinical
respiratory unit, Dean Webber said. ubc news roundup
UBC is seeking new ways to expand
work in the field of gerontology — the
discipline that deals with the
phenomena and problems of the>aging.
President Douglas Kenny has
reconstituted and expanded a
committee chaired by Prof. Roy
Rodgers, head of the School of Home
Economics, to advise on avenues UBC
might take to participate in
gerontological studies, particularly in
terms of teaching and research.
The committee, through the
Faculty of Graduate Studies, has
received a $12,500 grant from Mr. and
Mrs. P. A. Woodward's Foundation to
enable it to appoint Dr. Gloria
Gutman of the psychology
department as a part-time research
Dr. Gutman has already distributed
a questionnaire to the heads of various
UBC faculties, schools and
departments asking for information
about courses now offered in
gerontology and the names of faculty
members teaching them or acting as
consultants to community agencies.
A follow-up questionnaire will go
out to individuals identified in the
initial survey asking for details about
their work.
Dr. Gutman will seek similar
information from other Canadian
universities, B.C. regional colleges and
professional organizations with an
interest in the elderly.
Prof. Rodgers said the committee
he chairs would look at various models
for expanding work in gerontology
and identify sources of funds for work
in this area.
Dr. Keith Spicer, former
Commissioner of Official Languages
for the federal government, and two
Nobel Prize winners will be among the
11 pre-Christmas speakers who will
address the Vancouver Institute
starting Saturday (Sept. 17).
The Institute, which has sponsored
free Saturday-evening lectures since
1916, meets in Lecture Hall 2 of
UBC's Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. Al lectures begin at
8:15 p.m.
Dr. Spicer, currently a visiting
professor of political science at UBC,
will speak on the federal bilingualism
program on Oct. 8.
Sir. George Porter, a Nobel Prize
winner in chemistry in 1967, opens
the Institute's fall series on Saturday
with a lecture entitled "Life Under the
Sun  — The Past and Future of Solar
UBC patrolman Axel Nicholson
reminds motorists that campus speed
limits are now posted in kilometres per
hour as part of Canada's conversion to
the metric system. Speed limit on
campus is now 30 km/h, metric
equivalent of the former 20 miles per
hour. Other speeds to watch out for
on approaches to the UBC campus are
50 km/h (30 mph) and 80 km/h (50
Energy." Sir George is currently
director of Great Britain's Royal
A brochure listing lecturers and
their topics is available from UBC
(228-3131 or 228-2181).
UBC's intramural athletic program
has been expanded this year to provide
additional activities for the more than
5,000 students, faculty and staff
members who are expected to
The men's and women's program
gets underway Friday (Sept. 16) with
a two-mile joggers' run that begins at
Mclnnes Field adjacent to the War
Memorial  Gymnasium at  12:35 p.m.
A complete schedule of events,
deadline dates for entries, and the
starting date for each activity appeared
in "Insight," a publication distributed
to students during registration week. A
similar schedule will appear in
tomorrow's  edition of  The  Ubyssey.
Details are also available from the
program's central office. Room 203,
War Memorial Gymnasium
Students interested in team
activities are asked to contact the
sports co-ordinator in their respective
faculties, fraternities, residences or
clubs. Individual competitors can sign
draw sheets posted outside the central
office or simply show up on the day of
Information on the faculty, staff
and graduate student program is
available from co-ordinator Frank
Maurer, Room 100F, Hut B8
* * *
An 18-month contract that expires
less than seven months from now has
been ratified by UBC and Local 1 of
the Association of University and
College Employees (AUCE).
Terms of the contract, which
expires next March 31, provide for an
across-the-board salary increase of $54
a month for the period Oct. 1, 1976,
to Sept. 30, 1977, plus an additional
$37 a month from Oct. 1, 1977, to the
contract expiry date.
The 1,200 AUCE members -
mainly non-professional library staff
and clerical workers — voted to take
the across-the-board increases instead
of percentage increases of six per cent
and four per cent.
Effective Oct. 1, salaries for AUCE
members at UBC will range from $819
a month for entrance-level clerks to
$1,467 a month for senior clerical
administrative positions.
More than a year of negotiations
preceded ratification of the new
A major policy change in the
contract calls for the University to
provide specific retraining for any
employee whose job classification
disappears because of technological
If you're having trouble with your
office telephone at UBC, you'll get
faster and more efficient repair
services if you route your call through
the Department of Physical Plant
during normal working hours.
Olga Leland, UBC's
communications supervisor, asks that
telephone problems be reported «to
campus Local 2101, rather than by
dialing 114, the direct line to the B.C.
Telephone Company's repair service.
UBC Reports/Sept. 14, 1977/3 Board approves new deans for
The appointment of new deans to
head the Faculties of Medicine and
Commerce and Business
Administration was approved by
UBC's Board of Governors in June and
Named to head the Faculty of
Medicine is Dr. William A. Webber, 43,
former associate dean of medicine and
a UBC faculty member since 1961.
The new dean of the commerce
faculty is Prof. Peter A. Lusztig, 47, an
expert in finance and financial
management who joined the UBC
teaching staff in 1957.
Both Dean Webber and Dean
Lusztig are UBC graduates.
Dean Webber assumes the
leadership of his faculty in the midst
of an unprecedented period of
expansion in its physical facilities and
A new 300-bed extended-care unit,
which will also be a major teaching
and research centre for health sciences
students, opened in mid-July, and the
first sod was turned in mid-April for a
new $32 million acute-care hospital in
the Health Sciences Centre complex.
The expansion also includes the
upgrading of clinical facilities at
Vancouver hospitals where senior
undergraduate medical students and
graduate doctors training as specialists
are instructed.
All these developments will enable
the UBC medical school to double
admissions from the present 80
students to 160.
"It's exhilarating to be given the
responsibility of heading the medical
faculty at a time when so many things
are happening that will undoubtedly
improve medical care, education and
research  in B.C.," Dean Webber said.
Dean Webber was educated at West
Point Grey schools in Vancouver
before enrolling at UBC in 1951. He
earned a dozen scholarships and prizes
as a student, including the Eric
Hamber Gold Medal as head of the
medical graduating class in 1958.
He joined the medical school's
Department of Anatomy in 1961 after
interning at Vancouver General
Hospital and doing postgraduate work
at Cornell University in New York
state. He became associate dean of the
UBC medical school in 1971.
j Dean Webber has been active in
University affairs as president of the
UBC   Faculty   Association   and   as  a
Dean William Webber
Dean Peter Lusztig
member of the UBC Senate. In 1974
he was one of two professors elected
by the faculty to serve a three-year
term on UBC's Board of Governors.
He has also been active in juvenile
sports activities in the community and
this year is president of the Vancouver
Institute,   a   town-gown   organization
that sponsors Saturday evening
lectures on the UBC campus.
Dean Webber succeeds Dr. David
Bates, who will remain at UBC as a
professor of medicine and will
continue his research in environmental
Dean Lusztig, who earned a
teaching award of merit from the
Commerce Undergraduate Society in
1975, said his only regret in assuming
the duties of dean is that he will have
to give up teaching, "at least for my
first year."
Dean Lusztig received his Bachelor
of Commerce degree from UBC in
1957 and his Master of Business
Administration degree from the
University of Western Ontario a year
later. He did further graduate work at
Stanford University and was awarded
his doctorate by the California
university in 1964.
Before joining the UBC faculty in
1957, Dean Lusztig was assistant to
the controller of B.C. Electric, the
forerunner of B.C. Hydro. In 1968-69
he studied at the London School of
Business on a Killam senior faculty
fellowship and was visiting professor
of finance at the Management
Development Institute in Switzerland
in 1973-74.
He has taught at the Banff School
of Advanced Management and is on
the teaching staff of the Pacific Coast
Banking School. He has also taught on
a regular basis in executive
development programs in Canada, the
U.S.,  Italy,  Sweden and Switzerland.
He is the co-author, with faculty
colleague Dr. Bernhard Schwab, of the
first Canadian textbook on modern
finance entitled "Managerial Finance
in a Canadian Setting." The book has
just appeared in a second edition, a
U.S. edition will be published next
year, and work has started on a Latin
American version.
As a UBC undergraduate. Dean
Lusztig was co-captain of the UBC
swimming team and he coached the
team from 1956 to 1959. He was a
member of Students' Council and
president of the Men's Athletic
Association in 1953-54.
Dean Lusztig succeeds Prof. Noel
Hall, who stepped down as dean in the
spring of 1976 to pursue academic and
teaching interests. Dr. Stanley
Hamilton, acting dean since 1976,
resumes his position as associate dean
with redefined responsibilities.
4/UBC Reports/Sept. 14, 1977 medicine, commerce
Here are some other notable
appointments approved by the Board.
Dr. Bernard Riedel, dean of the
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
has been named Co-ordinator, Health
Sciences, succeeding Dr. Harold Copp,
who continues as head of the
Department of Physiology in the
Faculty of Medicine.
In his new post Dr. Riedel chairs
the co-ordinating committee of the
Health Sciences Centre, which includes
the deans and directors of health
faculties and schools at UBC. The
committee co-ordinates the
interdisciplinary teaching program and
the clinical facilities of the Health
Sciences Centre used for teaching
The co-ordinator's office also
includes divisions of continuing
education in the health sciences,
health services research and
development, health systems, and
hospital administration.
Dr. Riedel will also continue as
dean of the faculty he has headed
since coming to UBC in 1967.
Dr. Bruce Owen has been named
head of the Department of Animal
Science in the Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences. He is a former member of
the faculty at the University of
Saskatchewan, where he was professor
of animal science, a lecturer in
veterinary physiological sciences and
director of the Animal Production
Research Centre.
The new director of UBC's
Westwater Research Centre is Dr.
Andrew R. Thompson of the UBC law
faculty. He succeeds Dr. Irving Fox,
who will continue as a faculty member
in the School of Community and
Regional Planning.
Westwater, established in 1971,
carries out interdisciplinary research in
water resources and has already
completed a major investigation of
water quality in the Lower Fraser
Dr. Frank P. Patterson, one of
Canada's best-known orthopedic
surgeons, has been confirmed as head
of the medical faculty's Department of
Surgery. He has been acting head of
the department since July, 1976.
The new editor of the UBC journal
Canadian Literature is Prof. William
New, who will also continue to teach
in    UBC's    English    department.    He
succeeds Dr. George Woodcock, who
retired in June after serving as the
journal's founding editor for 17 years.
Prof. New has resigned as assistant
dean of the Faculty of Graduate
Studies. Succeeding him in that post is
Prof. Harold C. Knutson of the
Department of French.
The new associate dean of the
Faculty of Education is Prof. Vincent
R. D'Oyley, who has been with the
Ontario Institute for Studies in
Education since 1965.
The new head of UBC's physics
department is Prof. Roy Nodwell, a
faculty member since 1959. He
succeeds Prof. Rudy Haering, who
joined the faculty in 1972 and who
will remain at UBC.
Prof. Peter Oberlander has been
confirmed as director of UBC's Centre
for Human Settlements after serving as
acting director for the past year.
The centre acts as custodian for the
more than 10,600 items that made up
the 240 audio-visual presentations by
140 countries that participated in
Habitat, the United Nations
Conference on Human Settlements
held in Vancouver in 1976. The centre
will develop continuing education
programs utilizing the Habitat material
and administer it for teaching and
research programs at UBC and
Christine Samson, former director of
food services at McGill University in
Montreal, takes up a similar post at
UBC on Sept. 15. She was employed
in food service operations at the
Universities of Alberta and Victoria
before going to McGill in 1975.
Prof. James P. Duncan has resigned
as head of the Department of
Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty
of Applied Science, effective June 30,
1978. He will remain at UBC as a full
Prof. Duncan, who joined the UBC
faculty in 1966, has been a leading
figure in the application of computers
to machine tools so that objects with
complex or precision shapes can be
manufactured automatically. The
technique has widespread applications
in industry and in medicine, where it
can be used to produce perfect limb
replacements for amputees.
Dr. Robert Silverman, associate
professor of music and one of
Canada's best-known concert pianists,
will give about 10 performances in the
Soviet Union in January. He will
appear both as a soloist and with
various orchestras.
A recording by Dr. Silverman of the
music of Franz Liszt has won the 1977
Grand Prix du Disque in the solo piano
category from the Liszt Society in
Budapest. The record is available on
the Orion label (76226).
Last season. Dr. Silverman toured
Western Canada as soloist with the
National Arts Centre Orchestra and
will perform with the BBC Symphony
Orchestra    in    London,   England,   in
* *  *
Dr. Harry V. Warren, professor
emeritus of geological sciences at UBC,
was honored in England in June by the
International Hockey Federation. He
received the federation's Award of
Merit, the highest honor bestowed by
the organization.
Dr. Warren is regarded as the
"father" of Canadian field hockey and
was the first president of the Canadian
Field Hockey Association in 1962. He
introduced the game at UBC, where he
taught from 1932 until his retirement
in 1973. A UBC graduate. Dr. Warren
was named Rhodes Scholar for B.C. in
* *    *
Dr. Hugh Wynne-Edwards, head of
UBC's Department of Geological
Sciences, took up a key position in the
federal ministry of Science and
Technology in September.
In his new post as assistant
secretary in the ministry, Dr.
Wynne-Edwards will be responsible for
the universities branch. Much of his
work will be connected with federal
grants to universities for research.
A native of Montreal, Dr.
Wynne-Edwards was educated at the
University of Aberdeen in Scotland
and at Queen's University in Kingston,
Ont., where he was also a faculty
member from 1959 until he joined
UBC as head of Geological Sciences in
He has received a number of awards
for his work in geology, including the
Spendirov     Prize     as    Canada's
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UBC Reports/Sept. 14,1977/5 Continued from page b
outstanding geologist. He is a former
president of the Geoscience Council of
Canada and is the current president of
the Association of Scientific and
Technical Societies (SCITEC), an
umbrella organization of some 60
scientific, technological and
engineering societies.
He is also a professional engineer
and a fellow of the Royal Society of
Dr. Wynne-Edwards has deplored
the fact that public support for science
has steadily declined in relation to
other issues, and says that Canadian
expenditure on research and technical
innovation is now among the lowest in
the   developed   world   in   relation  to
gross national product.
*    *    *
Jindra Kulich, acting director of
UBC's Centre for Continuing
Education, has received the annual
award of the Northwest Adult
Education Association for
"outstanding contributions to the field
of adult education."
In making the award, awards
committee chairman Carl Sandell of
Montana cited the quantity and
quality of Mr. Kulich's contributions
to both research and services in
international and comparative adult
In addition to his work at UBC, Mr.
Kulich is a book review editor, foreign
publications, Adult Leadership;
general editor, Monographs in
Comparative and Area Studies in
Adult Education; and is a member of
the management committee of
He will also be book review editor
of Learning, a new periodical to be
published by the Canadian Association
for Adult Education.
Membership in the Northwest
Adult Education Association includes
educators from Alaska, Washington,
Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alberta and
British Columbia.
* *    *
Prof.     David    Suzuki    of    the
Department of Zoology has received
the 1977 Cybil Award of the Canadian
Broadcasting League for his
outstanding contribution to
Currently on leave from UBC, Prof.
Suzuki is host of CBC-TV's "Science
Magazine" and CBC Radio's "Quirks
and Quarks."
The Cybil Award was made for
Dr. Suzuki's contribution to making
the complex issues of science more
understandable   and   relevant   to   the
general public.
# *    #
Robin Clarke, associate professor in
the School of Architecture, is the
winner of a $5,400 open scholarship
6/UBC Reports/Sept. 14, 1977
Board chairman elected
University of B.C. graduate
George L. Morfitt, a Vancouver
chartered accountant, has been
elected chairman of the University's
Board of Governors.
He succeeds Hon. Thomas A.
Dohm, QC, who retires as Board
chairman after serving the
maximum two-year period provided
for under the Universities Act. He
will continue to serve on the Board
George Morfitt
as       a       provincial       government
Mr. Morfitt, who will also
continue to head the Board's
finance committee, has been,
elected Board chairman for the
period Sept. 1, 1977, to Aug. 31,
1978. He has served on UBC's
15-member Board since 1975 as an
appointee of the provincial
government nominated by the UBC
Alumni Association.
Mr. Morfitt was born and
educated in Vancouver. He
graduated from UBC in 1958 with
the degree of Bachelor of
Commerce. In his graduating year
he was treasurer of the Alma Mater
Society and was selected as the
outstanding male graduate of his
commerce class.
He was an active member of the
UBC Alumni Association for five
years, serving on the association's
board of management from 1969 to
1974 and as association president in
1973-74. He was also a part-time
lecturer in the Faculty of
Commerce and Business
Administration from 1964 to 1968.
In February, 1976, Mr. Morfitt
began a two-year term as president
of the Canadian Squash Racquets
Association. He was the first
president in the 63-year history of
the association to come from
outside Ontario or Quebec.
He is a past president of the B.C.
Squash Racquets Association and a
two-time Pacific coast squash
from Central Mortgage and Housing
The scholarship will enable Mr.
Clarke to visit universities on the
eastern seaboard of the United States
and a number of projects in the
American west and midwest to review
and document current research and
design on energy conservation in
buildings, particularly with respect to
the impact on the form of future
residential and community design.
Mr. Clarke is also serving as the
architect for a consortium of
companies which has won a National
Research Council open competition to
build a solar demonstration house on a
site in Langley. The solar energy
devices to be incorporated into the
house will  be monitored by the NRC
to test their effectiveness.
*    *    *
Prof. Abraham Rogatnik, another
member of the School of Architecture,
has received a $2,625 grant from the
Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation of
New York for research on the history
of domestic architecture and its
relation to everyday life at various
periods in the history of Venice, Italy.
Prof. Rogatnik,who is one of UBC's
Master Teachers, is regarded as one of
the top architectural authorities on the
history,     architecture    and     current
physical problems of the Italian city.
*    *    *
Dr. Eric F. Broom, associate
professor in the School of Physical
Education and Recreation, has
returned to teaching duties at UBC
after a two-year period as associate
deputy minister for leisure services
with the provincial government in
Dr. Broom was the author of a
1973 study of leisure services for B.C.
commissioned by the provincial
government. He was appointed to
implement the major recommendations of his report after it was
tabled in the legislature in February,
1974. Frustrated researchers get help
Help is here for frustrated
researchers trying to ferret out the
most up-to-date results of work in
their discipline.
The guide through the bewildering
world of learned journals, government
publications and other periodicals
might, at first glance, be identified as a
small portable typewriter.
It's actually a computer terminal
that provides access to dozens of data
bases stored in computers in eastern
Canada and the U.S. Four such
terminals are now operative in the
UBC library system.
With the help of a trained librarian
who can ask the computer the right
questions, researchers now have access
to the contents of thousands of
The data bases cover all major fields
of science and technology, the medical
and life sciences, a significant number
of the social sciences, as well as
business and education. Data bases in
history, linguistics and religion are also
available. The law data base provides
access to Canadian and B.C. statutes
and Supreme Court of Canada reports,
among other things.
Ann Turner, the head of the serial
publications division in the UBC
library, won't even hazard a guess at
the number of journals published
annually. UBC subscribes to 22,000 of
them, she says, and the U.S. Library of
Congress may have 10 times that
Another thing about journals. They
have a habit of changing their names,
mutating to produce another, often
more specialized journal, or simply
going out of business. One full-time
librarian does nothing but keep track
of such changes.
The   co-ordinator   of   UBC's   new
/Computer-Assisted     Bibliographic
'Searches  (CABS)   is  Rein  Brongers,
head   of   the   science   division   in   the
Main Library.
He says you can still find out the
contents of serial publications if you
have patience and good eyesight, since
most of them are topic-indexed in
indexing or abstracting journals which
appear regularly with annual
cumulations and, in some cases, with
five-year cumulative indexes.
"The problem is that you have to
approach an index on its own terms,
and languages vary from index to
index," Mr. Brongers explains. "For
instance, you won't find an entry for
'hovercraft' in our card catalogue. You
have to look under 'ground-effect
machines' because that's the language
of that cataloguing system."
Library   science   division   head   Rein
Brongers and computer terminal.
With indexes in the computer, the
UBC terminals can produce in minutes
what it might take days or even weeks
to find in printed indexes.
"For instance," says Mr. Brongers,
"suppose you want to know what's
been published recently on noise
abatement in diesel engines."
Here he breaks off to pick up a
phone and dial a number that connects
him by telephone line to the National
Research Council's computer in
A few simple commands typed on
the computer terminal give him access
to COMPENDEX, an acronym for
Computerized Engineering Index, a
data base containing references from
2,150 serials on all aspects of
"First, I ask the computer to look
for the word 'diesel.' " Almost before
he's finished saying the sentence the
computer tells him it has 7,000 entries
on that topic.
"Then I ask it to look for 'noise.' "
The computer says it has 5,000 entries
on   that   subject.   "Now   I    ask   the
computer to combine those two
entries and it will tell me it has 100
entries. If the researcher wants all 100
references they can be printed out
immediately on the terminal here at
UBC. Or I can ask for, say, only the
latest half-dozen references.
"Alternatively, the references can
be printed out on a terminal in Ottawa
and mailed to the UBC researcher."
References in hand, the researcher can
probably get the needed journals from
UBC's collection. If a publication isn't
available here it can be obtained
through the  interlibrary  loan service.
This simple demonstration masks a
highly sophisticated indexing system
that involves a lot of wrinkles known
to the librarians who have been trained
to operate the terminals. "If we ask
the computer the right questions after
discussing an individual's needs, we
can prepare a profile of references that
can save the researcher a great deal of
time and money," says Mr. Brongers.
The NRC computer in Ottawa has
data bases that cover electronics,
physics, chemistry and the life sciences
as well as engineering. Two other U.S.
data base suppliers include a wide
range of subjects in the sciences and
social sciences, including agriculture,
the environment, pollution, statistics,
economics, sociology, psychology,
U.S. government research reports, and
much, much more.
Because of the glut of serial
publications, many of the data bases
are indexed for only six or seven years.
Others are more extensive; one of the
American bases contains 500,000
references to all doctoral theses
written in North America since 1861.
The new service isn't free. UBC
researchers get a special rate, but
off-campus users have to pay the full
cost of a search. Costs vary
significantly depending on search time
and the charges set by the companies
offering the service.
You can get further information by
calling the following Library divisions:
science division - 228-3295 or
228-3826; social sciences division -
228-2725 or 228-3155; humanities
division - 228-2411; and the law
MEDLINE, with a terminal in the
Woodward Biomedical Library,
provides access to the U.S. National
Library of Medicine data base.
Information is available at 228-2473
or 228-4440.
UBC Reports/Sept. 14, 1977/7 srecioL couwrnrms
Notices must reach Information Services, Main Mall North Admin. Bldg., by mail, by 5 p.m. Thursday of week preceding publication of notice
General orientation tours of Main and Sedgewick libraries will be
given Monday, Sept. 19, to Friday, Sept. 23, at 10:30 a.m. and
12:30 p.m. Tours will begin in the entrance hall of the Main
Library. A slide-tape show, "Welcome to the UBC Library," will
be shown every day in Sedgewick Orientation Room at 11:20
a.m. and 1:20 p.m.
Two exercise programs for faculty and staff, men and women,
are offered by the School of Physical Education and Recreation.
"Awareness   through   Movement"   takes   place   Tuesdays   and
Thursdays   from   12:30   to   1:05   p.m.   The   regular   exercise
program, which begins Monday, Sept. 19, will be on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30 to 1:05 p.m. Programs are
held in Gym E on the south campus. Call 3996 or 4479 for more
International    House    is    operating   a    coffee    house    during
September   from   6  to   10  p.m.   Monday  to  Thursday.   UBC
students, staff and faculty are welcome to drop by Room 402,
International House. Licensed premises. Admission free.
A  Moon   for  the  Misbegotten  by   Eugene O'Neill  begins the
1977-78   season.   This  play  began  Wednesday,   Sept.   14  and
continues  until  Sept.   24  nightly   at  8  p.m.  except  Sunday.
Admission, $4.50; students, $2.50. Reservations, call 228-2678.
The first Vancouver Institute lecture is Saturday, Sept. 17, at
8:15 p.m., featuring Sir George Porter, director of the Royal
Institution of Great Britain, who will speak on Life Under the
Sun —  the Past and  Future of Solar Energy. Lecture Hall 2,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
3:00 p.m.    MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. The Vancouver
Chilean    Association    Song    Group    presents    a
program    of    Chilean    music    using    traditional
instruments. Museum, 6393 N.W. Marine Dr.
12:30 p.m. PHYSICS LECTURE. Norman Feather, professor
emeritus, University of Edinburgh, Scotland,
Rutherford Memorial Lecturer, Royal Society of
London, on Some Aspects of the Alpha-Particle
Story, 1903-1977. Room 318, Hennings Building.
Osterlin, Computing Centre, UBC, presents the
first of a series of six lectures on Introduction to
Computing. Room 310, Computer Sciences
Applegarth, Pediatrics, UBC, on Biochemistry and
Pediatrics. Lecture Hall 3, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre.
King's College, Cambridge, and Cecil H. and Ida
Green Visiting Professor, on Democratic Theory,
the first of four lectures on Western Political
Theory in Face of the Future. Room 106,
Buchanan Building.
3:30 p.m. OCEANOGRAPHY SEMINAR. Dr. A. Hattori,
Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, on
Ammonium Regeneration in Controlled Aquatic
Systems. Room 1465, Biological Sciences Building.
7:30 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY presents an
evening of East Indian music. 6393 N. W. Marine
Peter and Eileen Caddy, co-founders of the
Findhorn Community, Scotland, on Findhorn and
the Vision of the New Age, an audio-visual
presentation. Admission, $5. Lecture Hall 2,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
Peter and Eileen Caddy, Findhorn Community,
Scotland, present an all-day workshop. Admission,
$20. International House. For information, call
228-2181, local 261.
Porter, Royal Institution of Great Britain, on
Science and the Human Purpose. Lecture Hall 2,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
CLASSICS LECTURE. Prof. Richard Clogg,
Byzantine and ** jern Greek Studies, London
University,      r From     Authoritarianism     to
Democracy: . ne Greek Colonels and their
Aftermath. F.oom 102, Buchanan Building.
3:30 p.m. STATISTICS WORKSHOP. Prof. J. V. Zidek.
Mathematics, UBC, on CSIRO of Australia, a
Visitor's View of the Statistical Visitor's Program.
Room 412, Angus Building.
HISTORY SEMINAR. Prof. Richard Clogg.
London University, on British Policy Toward
Wartime Resistance in Greece, 1941-1944.
Penthouse, Buchanan Building.
Osterlin, Computing Centre, UBC, gives the second
of six lectures on Introduction to Computing.
Room 310, Computer Sciences Building.
Findhorn and the New Age, film and discussion.
Admission, $5. Lecture Hall 2, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre.
9:00 a.m. MEDICAL GRAND ROUNDS. Dr. Hugh Freeman,
Medicine, University of California, on Celiac Sprue
and Lymphoma. Lecture Hall B, Vancouver
General Hospital.
11:00 a.m. PLANT SALE. Friends of the UBC Botanical
Garden present a sale of indoor plants for students
at the Botanical Garden Office (across the road
from the Nitobe Garden). Continues until 4 p.m.
Faculty and staff welcome.
King's College, Cambridge, on Liberalism, the
second of four lectures on Western Political Theory
in Face of the Future. Room 106, Buchanan
Osterlin, Computing Centre, UBC, gives the third
of six lectures on Introduction to Computing.
Room 310, Computer Sciences Building.
4:00 p.m. PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM. A. J. Berlinsky, Physics,
UBC, on Spin Polarized Hydrogen. Room 210,
Hennings Building.
Riding, Department of ENT Surgery, VGH, on
New Thoughts on Tonsillectomy and
Adenoidectomy. Lecture Hall B, Vancouver
General Hospital.
11:00 a.m. PLANT SALE. Friends of the UBC Botanical
Garden present a sale of indoor plants for students
at the Botanical Garden Office (across the road
from the Nitobe Garden). Continues until 4 p.m.
Faculty and staff welcome.
3:30 p.m. HISTORY SEMINAR. John Dunn, King's College,
Cambridge, on Practising History and Social
Science on 'Realist' Assumptions. Penthouse,
Buchanan Building.
11:00 a.m. PLANT SALE. Friends of the UBC Botanical
Garden present a sale of indoor plants for students
at the Botanical Garden Office (across the road
from the Nitobe Garden). Continues until 4 p.m.
Faculty and staff welcome.
2:00 p.m. FOOTBALL. UBC Thunderbirds, defending
Western Canada university champions, vs Eastern
Oregon State College. Thunderbird Stadium.
8:15 p.m. VANCOUVER INSTITUTE. Prof. John Dunn,
King's College, Cambridge, speaks on Envy, Fear
and Interdependence — The Third World and the
West. Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre.
8/UBC Reports/Sept. 14,1977


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