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 New associate vice-president to raise profile
Social sciences, humanities promoted
Underfunding of university research in
the social sciences and humanities isn't
That UBC now has its own watchdog lobbying for change in this area is. And Olav
Slaymaker aims to be heard.
"I'll be promoting what most of us have assumed was the core of university activity for a
long time — scholarship that explores the roots
of our civilization and preserves them," said
Slaymaker, associate vice-president of research
for humanities, interdisciplinary initiatives and
social sciences.
Last month, Slaymaker stepped down as head
of UBC's Geography Department to accept the
newly created position. A first among Canadian
universities, the job is geared to raising overall
awareness of research and scholarship in the
faculties of Arts, Commerce, Education, Graduate Studies and Law.
Coming on the heels of a Commission of
Inquiry on Canadian Education and the release of
a Royal Society of Canada report on university
research. Slaymaker's appointment is timely.
The Royal Society report, submitted to the
federal government in February, recommends
the budget for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) be quadrupled
over the next five years from the present $65
million to $263 million. It also calls for the
doubling of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council's (NSERC) budget to $590
While the report's figures are admittedly optimistic, Slaymaker warns that continued neglect
ofthe humanities and social sciences puts Canada
in danger of becoming "dehumanized", with
universities looking more like factories than engaging places of learning.
"Scholarship in these areas is often seen as
having no obvious practical relevance when com
pared with the applied and basic sciences," he
said. "But they provide critical insights into where
we've come from, where we are now and where
we may be heading."
The challenge will be in convincing government and private agencies to resist the urge to
only finance quick solutions for immediate prob
lems. Instead, Slaymaker said they must recognize the long-term relevance of humanities and
social sciences scholarship and the link between
them and the applied and basic sciences.
He uses a "ham sandwich model" to illustrate
his point.
The top slice of bread represents universal
problems defined by the social sciences and
humanities; short-term solutions (the ham) are
found largely in the applied and basic sciences,
while the bottom slice represents how these solutions are introduced into society by social scientists and policymakers.
See SLAYMAKER on Page 2
'No means No'
Photo by Media Services
Students perform educational street theatre on the theme of sexual harassment for a noon-hour crowd on the Student Union Building
plaza. The skits were presented last month across the campus under the auspices ofthe Sexual Harassment Office. See story, page 2.
Engineers, UBC sign agreement
Undergraduate engineering students
at UBC have entered into a long-term,
written agreement with the university
to prevent incidents such as the Lady
Godiva ride and last year's controversial E.U.S. newsletter.
In return, the university has resumed
Former diplomat Ivan Head
returns to university «fe»Pro-
TRUE NORTH: Canada's role
in deterarintogJNe future of
Hie arctic is examined in an
article by Roger iting. Forum, Page 6
chance discovery In an antique store leads to the rediscovery of a piece of UBC
history. Pages
collection of fees for the Engineering
Undergraduate Society, President
David Strangway announced to the
Board ofGovernors July 25.
"I am pleased to report that all
pertinent issues arising from the publication ofthe E.U.S. newsletter have
been resolved and I am confident that
the university and E.U.S. have appropriate mechanisms in place to discourage recurrence of such incidents,"
Strangway said.
The E.U.S. has agreed, in writing,
to an editorial and standards policy for
all its publications, to permanently
discontinue the Lady Godiva ride (or
any variation of it) and to discontinue
the use ofthe Lady Godiva symbol on
its stationery, jackets and T-shirts.
The society also agreed to refrain
from promoting any racist, sexist or
pornographic material, function or
To prevent backsliding, all incoming E.U.S. presidents must sign the
agreement before March 3 1 of the
year of their tenure as president. As
well, the annual student fees collected by the university will be paid
to the E.U.S. in three installments
during the year.
The agreement is the result of discussions between the current E.U.S.
executive and Axel Meisen, dean of
the Faculty of Applied Science.
Meisen said that he is very pleased
with the agreement, saying it "properly reflects the good intentions of
undergraduate engineering students
and commits them to adhere to these
intentions for all future years."
Complaints against the E.U.S for
violation of the agreement will be investigated by an independent committee established by the Faculty of Applied Science. If the E.U.S. is found to
be in violation of the agreement, fee
collection by the university will be
The university suspended collection of E.U.S. fees last year following
publication of a newsletter that contained sexist, racist and homophobic
Since then, students involved in
the newsletter's publication have been
disciplined. The E.U.S. also sponsored a successful campus forum on
discrimination and took other steps to
improve its policies and procedures.
Teaching and Learning
Enhancement Fund
recipients announced
A teaching laboratory for dentists and a video demonstration project
in family nursing are among proposals approved this year under the
Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund.
At its July meeting, the Board of Governors set aside $675,000
for the new initiative which will fund 31 enhancement projects in the
following faculties: Arts ($191,300), Forestry ($5,000), Agricultural Sciences ($5,000), Applied Science ($27,250), Commerce and Business Administration ($68,700), Dentistry ($30,000), Education ($11,225), Graduate Studies ($62,000), Law ($26,644), Medicine ($63,805) and Science
Other projects include an expanded academic index project for the
Library ($32,600), a teaching workshop ($11,000) and a training program
for UBC teaching assistants ($35,000). The remaining $26,644 will be kept
as a reserve to support these and other enhancement projects during the year.
UBC President David Strangway said the fund, incorporated into the
continuing budget ofthe university, will rise from 1.5 percent ofthe student
credit tuition income this year to 4.5 per cent by the end of 1994.
A committee of four faculty members and two students selected the
projects from a list of 57 proposals submitted by 12 faculties, the Library and
the Faculty Development Program. 2    UBC REPORTS August 15,1991
Student Counselling picks up
employment centre functions
UBC's Student Counselling and
Resources Centre will be responsible
for services previously offered by the
Canada Employment Centre during a
one-year transition period that begins
this September.
The employment centre, which offered job posting and placement services for students, will be withdrawn
from campus Sept. 27 as a result of
federal government budget cuts.
Student Counselling wi 11 begin taking over these services Sept. 1. Special
federal funding will provide three staff
positions during the year-long transition period.
Student Counselling will maintain
all job posting and placement services
Study looks
at stress on
AIDS victims
A UBC psychologist is studying
how gay men infected with the AIDS
virus cope with the stress of their condition.
Assistant Professor Rebecca
Collins is hoping to interview 100,
HIV-infected homosexuals from the
Vancouver area this summer and fall.
She is is particularly interested in finding out what support they receive from
friends and family.
"We want to find out how
homophobia and people's knowledge
of AIDS influence their decisions to
support those infected with it," she
said. "Friends may often be supportive emotionally but not around physically because they may simply be misinformed about the disease."
Collins also wants to determine
why some infected people choose not
to think about their illness while others tackle the problem by learning
more about it.
"The study gives those infected
with the virus a chance to pass on
their experience as to how they've
coped," said Collins, who recently
completed a similar study involv-
previously offered by the Canada
Employment Centre, including off-
campus recruitment for graduates,
part-time campus jobs for students
and the work-study program.
Meanwhile, K.D. Srivastava, vice-
president of student and academic services, is striking a committee to determine how job placement services can
best meet the needs of the campus
Student Counselling director Ken
Kush said that with career counselling
and trained staff already available in
his office, "the placement service will
naturally fit in."
Kush said that while the Canada
Employment Centre's sole purpose was to help students find
jobs, his office will also be able
to provide career counselling and
planning. But there will be no new
initiatives during the transition
period, he said.
"Now we will be able to take students from the time they leave high
school, help them choose a career
path and lay the strategic groundwork for a career, all the way to job
placement — the complete cycle,"
Kush said.
The Student Counselling office
provided job placement and recruitment services for the university from
1947 to 1978. At that time, budget
constraints led the university to accept
an offer from the federal government
to provide the services.
Management, professional
staff vote for agreement
with university
UBC's management and professional staff have voted in
favor of formalizing their association with the university administration through a voluntary agreement.
In a summer vote, 422 staff chose a voluntary agreement, 92 voted to
remain with the The President's Advisory Committee on Management and
Professional Staff (PACOMAPS) and 60 opted for unionization.
Bruce Gellatly, vice-president, administration and finance and chair of
PACOMAPS, said the results gave "a clear indication ofthe wish of management and professional staff to be represented by an organization which would
negotiate on their behalf under a voluntary agreement."
PACOMAPS is a partly elected, partly appointed group formed in 1990 to
make recommendations to UBC President David Strangway.
The voting response from each category of management and professional
staff was as follows: 70 per cent of all continuing full-time; 65 per cent of all
continuing part-time; 22 per cent of full-time term appointments; 19 per cent
of term appointments (part-time) and four per cent of hourly appointments.
Discussions are now underway to decide criteria for a new association.
ing cancer patients.
Participants interviewed for the
HIV study will be asked how they
found out about their infection, the
reactions from family and friends, as
well as their own emotional reactions
to the diagnosis.
Questionnaires will then be
sent to family and friends assessing their knowledge of AIDS, HIV
infection and homosexuality.
Collins is conducting the study in
conjunction with the Vancouver-based
Persons With AIDS Society. Data from
interviews and questionnaires should
be compiled within six months.
Collins said results from the study
should give agencies supporting people with AIDS a better understanding
of their emotional and physical needs.
Sexual harassment message
told with theatrical flair
A male student at a residence party
drunkenly lunges at his female companion, despite her protests. Another
takes no for an answer, but lies about
it to his friends. A male professor
makes suggestive remarks to his female students.
Date rape. Sexist attitudes. Sexual
harassment. These serious topics were
tackled in street theatre presentations
held across campus last month under a
Challenge grant received by the Sexual
Harassment Policy Office.
Calling themselves No/Yes Theatre, three students hired under the program wrote and performed the series
of skits in a half hour presentation held
twice a day on campus wherever people gathered outdoors, such as the
SUB plaza.
"The topics range from sexual
assault to sexual harassment on
the job and professor-student relationships. They've done a good
job of covering a wide range of
perspectives," said Margaretha
Hoek, an advisor in the Sexual
Harassment Policy Office.
Hoek said the skits are designed to
reach and educate people who would
not otherwise be inclined to go to a
formal presentation or seminar.
Although the message was serious,
there were elements of humor in the
skits. And by portraying real-life sce
narios, it was hoped audience members would be jogged into self-recognition and become more aware of what
constitutes sexual harassment.
"We find a lot of people don't connect the label of sexual harassment
with the behavior they're experiencing, seeing or perhaps even doing themselves," Hoek said.
"This gives them a visual image
and makes it easier to make the connection with what is going on in their
own lives. It's one way to bridge the
Hoek said that her office is
seeking additional funding so the
theatre presentations can continue
during winter session.
Photo by Media Services
Olav Slaymaker wants to see the gap in research funding narrowed.
Slaymaker champions
research in humanities
and social sciences
Continued from Page 1
Slaymaker, a specialist in the geography of mountain environments,
argues that people lose sight of the
critical role played by the humanities
in this process because "the ham usually gets most of the attention."
Bernie Bressler, Slaymaker's counterpart in the health sciences, recognizes the need for the social sciences
and humanities to promote themselves
"Just as there is no tradition of
lobbying in the humanities, there
was none in the sciences either
until a few years ago," said
Bressler. "But we certainly woke
up to the need for it."
Bressler, appointed associate vice-
president of research for health sciences last year, has been trying to
attract more research dollars to UBC
from the burgeoning pharmaceutical
industry. During the next five years,
companies will spend an estimated
$420 million on university research.
Of the $281 million spent by pharmaceuticals on health sciences research in 1990, 90 per cent went to
Ontario and Quebec, nine per cent was
divided up among western provinces
and the remainder went to the
Maritimes. UBC has been receiving
an average of about $2 million a year
for the past three years.
"It's peanuts when you consider
the size of the pot and the talent we
have," Bressler remarked. "But with
most head offices in the east, geography becomes a big problem." He also
believes more of the research money
currently being spent on clinical trials
should be channelled to basic research
and drug development.
As for research grant proposals
submitted to SSHRC by UBC schol
ars in the humanities and social sciences, Slaymaker says the university's 56 per cent success rate has consistently been the highest in Canada
(outside of Quebec) for the past five
years. However, he points out these
grants average about $2,000 versus
$20,000 for sciences and applied sciences. He'd like to see the difference
between the two halved.
Is research taking precedence over
"I think any university that chooses
to go exclusively in the direction of
research and abandon its teaching obligations is in trouble," said Slaymaker,
who, despite his new duties, will continue to teach. "The relationship between the two is mutually reinforcing."
One of his immediate goals as associate vice-president is to compile a
detailed inventory of research and
scholarship to see where UBC's
strengths lie in terms of the social
sciences and humanities.
Together with associate deans from
the various faculties, he will determine the best way to get this work out
to the public.
He will also be encouraging interdisciplinary projects on issues such as
sustainable development, the environment and technology's impact on society.
"No one discipline has all the answers," said Slaymaker. "Almost all
the big issues we face today require
collaboration among science, social
science and the humanities."
And how do 23 years of research,
teaching and administrative experience prepare him for his new task?
"I have no idea," Slaymaker replied. "You might say I'm heading
into uncharted waters."
UBC ranks fourth in
scientific citations
UBC ranks fourth among Canadian universities in a poll of scientific
citations conducted by the Institute for
Scientific Information in Philadelphia,
Pa., and published by Science Watch.
A citation is credited when scientists quote another scientist's research
paper in their own research.
Canada's highest rated institution
was the University of Toronto, followed by McGill and McMaster universities. The ranking is confined to
the 16 Canadian universities which
have medical schools.
UBC is credited with 15,848 papers and 106,077 citations in 3,200
professional journals worldwide during the 15-year period from 1973 to
Neurologists Pat and Edith McGeer
had five papers in the list ofthe top 25
most-cited UBC papers.
During a second ranking period of
1981 to 1988, UBC dropped one place
to fifth after Toronto, McGill, Queen's
and McMaster universities.
Universities that ranked first
through 11th in Canada, including
UBC, would place within the 100
highest ranked U.S. universities, with
the University of Toronto placing
47th in the top 100. UBC REPORTS August 15,1991        3
Researchers share
$1 million in grants
Two UBC biotechnology
laboratory researchers are
sharing $1 million U.S. in
grants from a U.S. research
organization founded by the late billionaire Howard Hughes.
Brett Finlay and Terry Snutch each
received 5500,000 last month from
the Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
based in Bethesda, Md.
The grants were two of the 11
awarded by the institute to researchers
at seven Canadian universities in the
first round of its new International
Research Scholars Program. Grants
were also awarded to Mexican researchers.
Finlay holds academic appointments in Biochemistry and Microbiology. His research interest is in how
certain types of virulent bacteria, such
as salmonella, cause disease and how
meningitis-causing pathogens or bacteria pass through the blood/brain barrier. Finlay investigates bacteria that
have the ability to invade living cells,
where they are beyond the reach of
antibiotics and the body's natural defences, and how the bacteria interact
with these cells.
Snutch is a neurobiologist who
holds joint appointments in Psychia-
try and Zoology. His research involves the study of molecular mechanisms by which nerve cells in the
brain transmit, receive and store information.
The work is important in understanding how medication used in the
treatment of brain disorders work, and
for designi ng new drugs which may be
more useful than those currently available.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, established in 1953, employs
scientists in the fields of cell biology,
genetics, immunology, neuroscience
and structural biology.
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Floral pattern
Photo bv Media Services
Amanda Gay, a student hired under a Challenge grant to work with the Department of Plant Science this
summer, admires the flowers at the All-America Selections trial held recently at UBC. The trial is one of
many held all over North America to evaluate new varieties of flowers and vegetables.
Campus goes non-smoking
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Effective April l, 1992, UBC will
provide faculty, staff, students and
visitors a campus with a virtually
smoke-free environment.
A policy passed by the Board of
Governors will prohibit smoking in all
university buildings, as of next April.
Bruce Gellatly, vice-president, administration and finance, said the policy is
a re vision of the clean indoor air policy
that was approved by the board in
December, 1986.
"The revision was essentially developed by the University Health and
Safety Committee, taking into account
the feedback received," said Gellatly.
"There was tremendous support for
the move to virtually eliminate smoking on campus, following consultation with the vice-presidents, deans,
directors, heads and service unit directors."
Gellatly said there are two exceptions to the new policy.
"Any establishment on campus
whose primary function is the serving
of alcohol may designate up to a maximum of 25 per cent to smoking areas.
However, these areas must be away
from the serving area and must have
suitable ventilation to make sure nonsmoking areas are not polluted by drifting smoke."
Gellatly said that smoking will be
permitted in the residences as governed by the UBC residence contract.
In addition, the university will install
ashtrays outside entrances to all buildings.
Gellatly added that smoking control clinics will be offered free of charge
for students, faculty and staff by the
university. Details will be made available later in the year.
Former diplomat returns to academe
w- -w- y hen Professor Ivan Head left
^^k/   the University of Alberta in
Wi  »f     1967 to advise Canada's min-
*     ™      ister of Justice, it was to be a
temporary leave of absence.
After six years as a practising lawyer
and three years in the foreign service,
Head was anxious to continue the research and teaching career which began
at his alma mater in 1963.
"I had intended to remain an academic
for the rest of my life," Head explained.
"But when the justice minister asks you to
lend a hand, there's really no option. You
have to accept."
Head stayed with Pierre Trudeau for 11
years, travelling the globe with the then
prime minister, advising him on international
relations and foreign policy.
This fall, the 61 -year-old lawyer, diplomat
and Officer of the Order of Canada returns to
the West and academe. Only this time, it's to
His duties at the university will be twofold:
to conduct graduate seminars in the Faculty
of Law and Department of Political Science;
and, to attract attention to the university as a
centre for international studies. The latter
shouldn't be a problem.
The release in June of Head's latest book,
On a Hinge of History, has already generated considerable interest. In it, he draws    	
on 13 years experience as president of
the International Development Research
Centre (IDRC) to out-    	
line a global reality:
the future of westernized nations in the North is inextricably linked
to that of developing countries in the South.
Head makes no secret that UBC will provide an ideal pulpit from which to deliver his
"I've been preaching that sermon for a
quarter of a century and I intend to continue
it," he said. "In my judgment, this is the issue.
There is none other that approaches it in
Interest on developing country debt is
growing at $274 million (U.S.) a day; the
"When the justice minister asks
you to lend a hand, there's really
no option. You have to accept."
world's population is increasing by about
9,000 bodies an hour, while carbon deposits
continue to choke the atmosphere at a dizzying rate of 11,000 metric
tonnes per minute. These
sobering facts constitute
what Head refers to as "the
mutual vulnerability of
South and North."
However,  Head  can
draw satisfaction from development projects he helped foster while at
the helm of the IDRC.
Founded 21 years ago by Parliament, the
organization's mandate is to support science and technology research in developing
countries. During Head's tenure as president from 1978 to
      1991, the centre
funded more than
2,000    research
projects in over 100
         The IDRC's success in assisting
technology transfer
in developing nations made it the first recipient of the 21 st Century Award given by Sigmi
Xi, the international scientific honors society.
Apart from IDRC-funded technological
projects, which range from water pumps to
birth-control devices, Head is particularly
proud of support the centre has given to
hundreds of social scientists who have
worked under oppressive military regimes in
South America.
Head pointed out these scientists were
key in helping restore constitutional civilian
rule and, in many cases, are now themselves responsible for policy within the
new governments. Four senior cabinet
ministers in Chile, including the minister of Finance, are former IDRC
Here at UBC, Head's
classes will naturally
carry a development
theme. A major focus
of his law seminars will be the tracking of
legal regimes and institutions which can
help bridge the gap between North and
South. The professor also mentioned he
has a "couple of other books" waiting to
be written on the subject.
While he has lectured at universities
around the world, Head expresses mild
angst at the thought of returning to university on a full-time basis.
"It's easy to be a guest lecturer for a
week," he said. "But it's been 24 years
since I left the University of Alberta temporarily for one year."
Earlier this year, Head was asked
to deliver a series of 20 lectures from
coast-to-coast on behalf of the Agricultural Institute of Canada. By coincidence, the series was in memory of
Leonard S. Klinck, UBC's second
Said Head: "I never missed the opportunity of pointing out that he (Klinck) was
a former president of UBC."
The university will undoubtedly benefit
from Head's diplomacy, official or otherwise, in the years to come. 4    UBCREPORTS August 15.1991
August 18-
September 7
Statistics Seminar
Effect Of Selection On A Quantitative
Characteristic. Professor B.K. Kale, Statistics, U. of Poona, HI. Ponderosa Annex
C-102at4pm. Call 822-2234.
Visiting Speakers
Physics In The Laboratory And In The
Universe. Three informal presentations
for the general public. Nobel 1980 prize
winner Professor Val Fitch, Princeton U.,
Dr. Edward Kolb, Fermilab, and Professor Roberto Peccei, UCLA. Woodward
IRC#6 from 7:30-9pm. Free admission.
Call 822-3853.
Oceanography Seminar
Biogeochemical Ocean Flux Study: 1988-
1991. An Overview. (The UK Component
of JGOFFS). Dr. P. Boyd, Queen's U.,
Belfast, Northern Ireland. BioSciences
1465 at 3:30pm. Call Dr. Susan Allen at
Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
Title TBA. Service by the Trauma group.
Dr. R. N. Meek, Eye Care Centre Auditorium, Willow and Tenth at 7:30am. Call
Experimental Medicine Program
First in a series: Mechanical Properties Of Airway
Smooth Muscle. Dr. Peter
Pare, Head, Respiratory
Medicine, UBC. University Hospital, UBC Site,
GF-279 from 4:30-5:30pm.    Call 822-
Introductory Seminar On Health/
The Chow Integrated Healing System.
Dr. Effie Chow, PhD, RN, CA, East-West
Academy of Healing, San Francisco.
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Aug. 19-20 from 8:30am-12:30pm in
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Executive Programmes
Business seminar, Aug. 28-29: Maintenance Management, shows participants
how to manage both preventive and emergency maintenance with efficiency and a
clear set of priorities. Fee $895. Call the
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services. Every Friday at 9:30am. Reservations required one week in advance.
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Call For Former UBC Athletes
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mailing list of former
athletic team players:
to programs in place
today. If you qualify or
are knowledgeable in the location of
any other past player, call 822-8921
after 4:30pm.
Call For New Members
Membership in The University Women's Club is available to graduates of
any accredited university, here or
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September 6 for Fall Reception information. Call 731-4661.
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UBC Senate Tributes Committee seeks
nominations for outstanding candidates
to be awarded honorary degrees in 1992.
Nominees will be selected from persons
prominent in the University, the broader
community, nationally and internationally.
Nominations close Aug. 30. For forms/
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Frederic Wood Theatre 1991-92
5th Of July by Lanford
Wilson; Romeo And Juliet
by Wm. Shakespeare; Sarcophagus by Vladimir
Gubaryev; Semper Fidelis
by Ian Weir. Adult Season
Tickets $33, Student/Senior $22.   Call
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Heroic/Romance Exhibition. Summer
Hours Tue-Fri. from 10am-5pm. Call 822-
English Language Institute
Guided practice in writing
for UBC students who require further training in
grammar and writing skills
for successful participation
in university coursework.
Call 822-4463.
Bereavement Study
Participants needed for a study investigating the long-term effects of adolescent
bereavement. Must have lost either parent at least five years ago, and have been
between 13 and 17 years at the time of the
loss. Two one-hour interviews required.
Please call Ann McKintuck in Nursing at
Statistical Consulting/Research
SCARL is operated by the Department of Statistics to provide statistical advice to faculty and graduate
students working on research problems. Forms for appointments available in Ponderosa Annex C-210. Call
Step-Families Study
Married couples with at least one
child from a previous union living
with them, invited to participate in a
study of stress and coping in step-
families. Call Jennifer Campbell in
Psychology at 822-3805.
Retirement Study
Women concerned about retirement
planning needed for an 8-week Retirement Preparation seminar. Call Sara
Cornish in Counselling Psychology at
Adult Child Separation/Divorce
Volunteers needed for research study exploring how
mothers cope with their
adult child's separation/divorce. Participants required to fill out a mailed
questionnaire (anonymous). Call Allison
Krause in Counselling Psychology at 946-
Depression Study
Participants needed for study researching a new anti-depressant medication.
Depression sufferers, 18-65 years. Call
Doug Keller in Psychiatry at 822-7318.
Personality Questionnaire Investigation
Volunteers aged 30 or over needed to
complete a personality questionnaire.
Required, 2 visits, about 3 hours total.
Participants will receive a free personality
assessment and a $20 stipend. Call
Janice in Dr. Livesley's office at 822-
Mothers' Health Research Study
Mothers with children of 3-
12 years needed to complete questionnaires directed at treatments which
help children in pain, cope.
Approximately 20 minutes
required. Call Susan Cross, Parenting
Research Lab, Psychology at 822-9037.
Daily Rhythms Study
Volunteers needed to keep a daily journal
(average 5 min. daily) for 4 months, noting
patterns in physical/social experiences.
Call Jessica McFarlane at 822-5121.
PMS Research Study
Volunteers needed for a study of an
investigational medication to treat Pre
Menstrual Syndrome. Call Doug Keller,
Psychiatry, University Hospital,
Shaughnessy site at 822-7318.
Dermatology Acne Study
Volunteers between 14-35 years with
moderate facial acne needed for 4 visits
during a three month period. Honorarium
paid. Call Sherry at 874-8138.
Office Workers Research Study
Women volunteers needed for a Counselling Psychology study on work and
stress. Required, completion of one questionnaire per month for 3 months. Call
Letty at 222-2060.
Stress and Blood Pressure
Learn how your body responds to stress. Call Dr.
Wolfgang Linden in Psychology at 822-3800.
Seniors Hypertension Study
Volunteers aged 60-80 years with mild to
moderate hypertension (treated or untreated) needed to participate in a high
blood pressure study. Call Dr. J. Wright or
Nancy Ruedy at 822-7134.
Exercise In Asthma Study
Volunteers with exercise-induced asthma
needed for 2-part study (30 min. each).
No medications or injections. Call Dr. Phil
Robinson, Pulmonary Research laboratory, St. Paul's Hospital at 682-2344, extension 2259.
Memory For Places
Study on memory for places (shopping
mall) requires volunteers age 65 years
and older for 1.5 hours. Call Bob Uttl,
Psychology at 822-2140.
Herpes Research Study
Participants needed for treatment studies
of shingles (herpes zoster) and first herpes simplex infections, with new antiviral
agents. Also ongoing study for males 18-
45 years with recurrent herpes simplex.
Dr. Stephen Sacks, sponsoring physician. Call 822-7565 or leave your name/
number at 687-7711, pager 2887.
Hair Loss Research
Women aged 19-49 years experiencing
moderate hair loss, crown area only, are
needed for study. Must be able to attend
1-2 times weekly for 9 months. Honorarium paid. Call Sherry 874-8138.
Carpool Matching
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Surplus Equipment Recycling
All surplus items. Every Wednesday, 12-
3pm. Task Force Bldg., 2352 Health
Sciences Mall. Call 822-2813.
Student Volunteers
Find an interesting and challenging
volunteer job with Volunteer Connections, Student Counselling and
Resources Centre, Brock 200. Call
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Every Tuesday (including holidays) from
12:30-2pm, University Hospital, UBC Site,
Room 311 (through Lab Medicine from
Main Entrance). Call 873-1018 (24-hour
Help Line).
Fitness Appraisal
Administered by Physical Education and
Recreation through the John M.Buchanan
Fitness and Research Centre. Students
$25, others $30. Call 822-4356.
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
Located west of the Education Building. Free admission. Open year round.
Families interested in planting, weeding or watering
the garden, call Jo-Anne
Naslund at 434-1081.
Botanical Garden
Open from 10am-6pm daily. Free admission on Wednesdays. Call 822-4208.
Nitobe Garden
Open from 10am-8pm daily. Free admission on Wednesdays. Call 822-6038.
Due to the increasing number of requests for Calendar
entries, the number of entries per issue from any one
faculty, department or facility may be limited at the
discretion of the editorial staff. This policy will come into
effect with the Sept. 5 issue of UBC Reports. UBC REPORTS August 15.1991        5
UBC faculty elected fellows of Royal Society
Three UBC faculty members and
one recent retiree have been elected
fellows ofthe Royal Society of Canada.
Retired professor Chia-ying Chao-
Yeh, Asian Studies, and Sherrill Grace,
English, were elected to the society's
Academy of Humanities and Social
Sciences. Ian Affleck, Physics, and
Timothy Oke, Geography, were
elected to the Academy of Science.
The society received a total of 60
new fellows at an induction ceremony
held June 4 at Queen's University in
conjunction with the Learned Society ' s Conference. This brings its membership to 1,295 scholars.
Founded in 1882, the Royal Society is dedicated to the promotion of
learning and research in the arts and
— Recently retired Chia-ying
Chao-Yeh is a world renowned authority on Chinese poetry from the
Tang and Song periods (seventh to
13th centuries). Her research, which
includes 20 books and 58 articles, is
highly acclaimed in China, Taiwan
and the West. Chao-Yeh is an honorary professor at six Chinese universities and has given invited lectures at
universities in China, Taiwan the U.S.
and Japan. Through public talks, poetic recitations and interviews in China,
she has helped to revive interest in
traditional poetry in its homeland.
— Sherrill Grace first established
herself as an expert in Canadian literature, especially the writing of Margaret
Atwood and Malcolm Lowry. Since
1980, she has widened her scope of
research to include English, American
and German literature, painting and
film, and has identified and analysed
elements of Expressionism in American and, for the first time, Canadian
literature. Grace has published four
books, including the widely praised
Regression and Apocalypse: Studies
in North American Literary Expressionism (1989) and 40 papers in books
and scholarly periodicals. She is also
editing the two-volume Collected Letters of Malcolm Lowry.
—Timothy Oke is the world's leading urban climatologist. He has made
On the move
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Is it the latest in motorized R. V.s? Or just a semi-detached on a semi? Actually, it's one ofthe old portable
huts which was recently moved to make room for the First Nations Longhouse building. The new
Longhouse facility will provide support services to Native students at UBC.
Subject overlooked in past
Unique program focuses
on real estate development
The Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration has teamed
up with the School of Community and
Regional Planning to establish Canada's first academic programs focusing
on real property development across
the country.
Although real estate development
is a major sector in the economy, the
industry has been virtually ignored,
according to Associaie Professor Stan
Hamilton ofthe Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration.
"Up until now, no Canadian university has ever offered a comprehensive view of real estate development."
That's where UBC stepped in,
thanks to a $340,000 donation from
the Real Estate Foundation of B.C.
The programs consist of three major components: master's level programs which are being offered through
the School of Community and Re
gional Planning and the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration; professional seminars, workshops, lectures and short courses offered to students and the public at
large; and multi-disciplinary research
in the broad area of real property development. All three components will
be fully in place Sept. 1.
"There has been a real need to look
for ways to improve the process of real
property development," said Hamilton. "We've all seen the case of the
developer against'the local citizens.
But these people all live in the same
community and they should be able to
communicate and share ideas in an
intelligent way."
Planning School Director Alan
Artibise said real property development has changed dramatically over
the years and has become a complex
process. He said UBC is the only
Canadian university which tackles the
issues associated with real property
development — a multi-billion-dollar
industry in B.C. which creates housing, commercial and industrial centres, and recreational and cultural facilities.
"Generally speaking, in the past,
graduates from the School of Community and Regional Planning didn't
know enough about the financial side
of development. Conversely, Commerce graduates were well-versed in
finance but didn't know enough about
public process and planning. This is
an attempt to use the expertise from
both sides to produce a much more
rounded graduate who understands all
aspects of real property development."
The donation by the Real Estate
Foundation of B.C. includes a $40,000-
one-time start-up grant. The $300,000-
endowment is being matched through
UBC's fundraising campaign, A
World of Opportunity.
pioneer studies of the nature of the
energy and water balances of urban
areas and how they differ from the
surrounding countryside, and together
with his students has developed the
first numerical models to simulate urban evaporation rates and heat storage. His algorithms expressing the
influence of city size and weather controls are internationally recognized.
Oke has been a consultant on urban
climate for the World Meteorological
Organization for 20 years.
— Ian Affleck, one of Canada's
leading theoretical physicists, has
made his greatest contribution in the
exchange of theoretical techniques
between particle physics and condensed matter physics.
A fellow in the Canadian Institute
for Advanced Research's Cosmology
program and an associate in its Superconductivity program, Affleck has
contributed to early universe cosmology, conformal field theory, super
conductivity and magnetic phase transitions in materials. He has played a
pivotal role in inspiring
experimentalists to look for new phenomena. Affleck also received the
Royal Society's Rutherford Medal for
Book takes new
look at the theory of
family development
A woman who experiences a
premarital birth; a man who
starts a full-time job before finishing his education; a person
who marries while finishing
What do these three people
have in common? All of them
will have greater risks for negative consequences later in life,
such as divorce, according to
James White, author of Dynamics of Family Development: A
Theoretical Perspective.
In his recently published work
on the theory of family development, White explains why such
variations in the timing and
sequencing of people's early life
events are linked with later-life
"The theory of family development has been around in various forms since the turn of the
century," said White, an associate professor of family science.
"What I've done in this book is
extend this theory to explain the
consequences associated with the
various paths individuals and
families take in their life course."
White's work uses the most
current social scientific methodologies to clarify, refine and expand what was previously a
popular, but more limited, approach. In essence, what he has
done is shed new light on an old
"The single best-known idea
which emerged from the older
versions of this theory was the
notion of the family life cycle,"
said White. "This is expressed
as stages of family life such as
early marriage, preschool children, the launching stage and the
empty-nest stage."
White's work is highly critical of these stages as well as the
idea that they are experienced by
people in a lock-step sequence.
"At each stage in a family's
development there are probabilities for moving to any numbers
of stages," explained White. "So
if a couple has entered the just-
married stage, there are different probabilities for them moving to another stage, such as having a child, divorce or spousal
death. In my book, I use data
from two Canadian samples to
identify some of these transition
The data in White's book
shows that people today sequence early family and career
events in fairly uniform fashion.
They finish their education, start
working, get married and most
have at least one child. Although
this is a consistent pattern for
both men and women, White's
data demonstrates the greatest
amount of social change has occurred for women.
"For example, before 1950,
women sequenced early work
and family events differently
than today," said White.
"Women who entered the labor
force 40 years ago were much
more likely to do so after the
birth of children. Today, however, they tend to enter the work
force before giving birth. These
gender differences in both the
sequencing of events and their
consequences, such as divorce,
are discussed in some depth in
this book."
Dan Perlman, director of the
School of Family and Nutritional
Sciences, said White's publication is a scholarly accomplishment that has a genuine chance
of renewing interest in an important intellectual tradition.
"In doing so," added Perlman, "it
stands to become a classic publication in the family literature."
Dynamics of Family Development is published by Guilford Publications in New York. 6    UBC REPORTS August 15,1991
Canada as an arctic nation
This editorial originally appeared in Northline, a publication of the Association of Canadian Universities for
Northern Studies. Roger King is the editor of Northline
and teaches geography at the University of Western
The fact that Canada is an arctic nation tends to be
largely forgotten by the majority of Canadians. If only the
area north of the treeline is considered — the area that
most closely meets the popular concept of 'arctic' —
Canada has more arctic territory than any other country,
including the USSR. It is therefore hardly surprising that
the other arctic-rim countries of the world (USSR, US,
Greenland, Sweden and Finland) tend to take it for
granted that their image of Canada as an arctic nation is
also shared by the majority of Canadians. In reality,
nothing could be further from the truth.
Economically, culturally, and politically, Canada tends
to reflect the attitudes of its population, the great majority
of which lives within 300 kilometres of the southern
border with the United States and whose outlook has
tended to be southern in focus. By and large, this
perspective has also been maintained in Canada's universities. From time to time, of course, local university
initiatives have resulted in increased scholarly interest
and activities in Canada's north. Over the years a number
of universities have established major teaching and research institutes with a strong commitment to northern
studies. Invariably, however, as economic pressures have
increased, the dictates of the bottom line have prevailed
and earlier visions have tended to fade in the mists of red
ink, and with them have gone the institutes. Of course,
institutes at universities are inevitably among the first to
experience the effects of budgetary retrenchment by
university administrators. Nevertheless, with the latest
economic recession a reality, and given Canada's already
feeble commitment to the north, there is obvious cause for
continued concern.
Fuelling this concern is a growing awareness of the
role that the polar regions have in climate change caused
by fairly recent Changes in the proportion of atmospheric
gases, in particular the concentration of carbon dioxide.
Irrespective of which global warming scenario takes your
particular fancy, the more advanced models suggest that
global mean annual temperatures will warm by 1.5 to 4.5
degrees Celsius by the middle ofthe 21 st century. Of even
greater significance, as far as Canada is concerned, is the
prediction that the place where the greatest warming will
be experienced and where the effects will first be detected will be the Canadian Arctic.
In June of last year, the International Conference of
the Role ofthe Polar Regions in Global Change was held
at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. The mandate
ofthe conference was to define and summarize the state
of knowledge on the role of the polar regions in global
change, and to identify gaps in our knowledge. Of the
total of 378 participants attending this conference, only
26 were resident Canadians and the majority of these
were from federal government line agencies. Admittedly, Fairbanks is not the easiest place to get to; however, one is tempted to believe that others will see the
poor Canadian presence at this conference as a reflection
ofthe current state of Canada's arctic research.
A closer look at this situation suggests that there is
neither a shortage of ideas nor a lack of willingness to
participate. As part of the Canadian Global Change
Program (CGCP), the CGCP arctic committee has proposed a core project which embraces a large number of
multidisciplinary studies involving both government
agencies and university researchers. A preliminary
estimate ofthe funds needed to carry out these studies by
Canadian university scientists has been submitted to
NSERC. The budget totals approximately $3 million
over the next four years. By any measure, this is a modest
amount. In contrast, the estimated US NSF budget for
financial year 1990 for arctic research is approximately
US $27.5 million.
Last October in Resolute Bay, N.W.T., representatives of the eight arctic-rim countries signed an agreement to establish a non-governmental International Arctic Science Committee with a secretariat in Oslo. The
recent passage of Bill C-72 established the Canadian
Polar Commission. One can only hope that these
inititatives will provide a stimulus for Canadian arctic
research. However, there is no reason to feel any sense
of optimism. Asa nation, we continue to look south for
answers. However, good science requires skilled personnel and facilities, and in Canada both are threatened
by the chronic state of underfunding in universities. It is
clear that what happens in the Arctic is of immediate and
long-term concern and consequence to us. Not only is
our international reputation as an arctic nation at stake,
but probably our very future. Simply muddling through
will no longer suffice.
Dial four fours for first aid
UBC's first aid program has expanded to include coverage by the Fire
"The university has developed a
first aid program that will satisfy the
needs of the campus community and
meet provincial regulations," said
Wayne Greene, director of UBC s Occupational Health and Safety Department.
Greene said an agreement has
been reached between UBC and
the University Endowment Lands
Fire Department to have the industrial first aid attendants at the
fire hall respond to first aid incidents.
Occupational Health and Safety
assistant Barbara Lang said this service supplements the existing system
of local attendants in each department and nurses designated as first
aid attendants in student health services.
"Because the fire hall has been
brought on board as part ofthe university's first aid program, any injured
faculty and staff member has immediate access to a first aid attendant. This
welcome addition to the program ensures that help is only minutes away,"
said Lang.
For first aid assistance, the new
24-hour number to call is 2-4444.
Fire Department attendants are able
to treat victims on site or transport
them to the hospital as required.
Cedar gets spotlight
in research program
Cedar is a "sleeper" of a tree just
waiting to be properly managed.
"Up until now, there have been
very few research projects associated
with cedar," said Don Munro, director
ofthe Malcolm Knapp Research Forest. However, that will now change
following the establishment of the
Imajo Cedar Management Program at
"Cedar is very important to B.C.,"
said Munro. It's a decorative wood
that is highly resistant to decay. It has
also proved valuable for shingles and
shakes for roofing. In Canada, B.C. is
the only province where it's grown.
However, in terms of managing cedar,
people haven't paid much attention to
it. That's where this program comes
Munro said in the past, the province thrived on old-growth cedar. But
despite the fact that cedar flourishes in
areas where other trees won't grow,
such as swamps and other damp regions, it's just waiting to be managed.
"Cedar has tremendous potential
value," said Munro. 'Twenty-five per
cent of the productive forest land in
the Malcolm Knapp Forest contains
cedar. The Imajo Cedar Management
Program will allow us to do work on
spacing, thinning and pruning."
In 1958, UBC established a
redcedar spacing trial at the research
forest — the only such trial in exist
ence in the entire province, said Munro.
"This program will enable us to take
the next step forward in the management of cedar, which could have a
huge impact on the management practices ofthe entire forest."
Munro said the objectives of the
program are to research and demonstrate sustainable management practices for western redcedar.
"Over time, we will develop a sequence of stands of different ages illustrating the development of cedar
forests," he said. "The program will
provide research opportunities in all
areas of the management of western
redcedar, including molecular genetics, tree breeding, nursery practices.
natural regeneration and harvesting."
Munro said all the plantations will
be accessible toeducators, school children, researchers and the general public. This will give children an opportunity to participate in the demonstration by planting, pruning, weeding
and observing, he added.
The cedar stands will be established in the southeastern section of
the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest.
This section borders the Golden Ears
Park and is readily accessible to the
public as well as university-based researchers.
The Imajo Cedar Management Program was made available through the
university's World of Opportunity
fundraising campaign.
Mural still missing
The mystery ofthe missing mural will remain unsolved, at least for now.
As reported in the Nov. 29 issue of UBC Reports, Fine Arts secretary June
Binkert was on a personal quest to locate the huge 10- by 20-foot painting.
which hung in the main concourse of Brock Hall for many years, before she-
retired at the end of June.
Despite an appeal to the campus community for information on its
whereabouts, no new leads were turned up.
"No one seems to know what happened to it. 1 would have thought that
someone would have seen it after all these years." she said.
Binkert, who was secretary to the President's Committee on University
Art, has pondered the fate of the mural since an inventory of campus art failed
to locate it in 1980.
Painted by artist Rolf Balakstad, the mural portrays a forest scene. It
dropped out of sight after being put in storage in the 1970s.
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advantage ofthe campus tour program. For information, or to book a tour, phone 822-3777. UBC REPORTS August 15.1991       7
Clement awarded Order of Canada
Dr. Douglas Clement,
co-director of the Allan
McGavin Sports Medicine Centre, was among
73 Canada Day appointments made to the Order
of Canada by Gov. Gen.
Ray Hnatyshyn.
The order, established
in 1967, recognizes outstanding achievement and
service in various fields.
The awards will be presented by the governor
general at a later date.
Clement, a former Olympic runner and silver medallist in the 1954 Commonwealth
Games, is acknowledged as a pioneer in the
field of sports medicine. A graduate ofthe UBC
medical school, he joined with another UBC
medical grad, Dr. Jack Taunton, in 1976, to
create the first sports medicine clinic in Western Canada—the Terra Nova Sports Medicine
Clinic, based in Richmond. It became the UBC
Sports Medicine Clinic in 1979.
The facility was renamed the Allan McGavin
Sports Medicine Centre in 1988, after the former
UBC chancellor.
Michael Craddock, a UBC physics
professor and division head at TRIUMF,
has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society.
Craddock was honored for his 25-year
contribution to the development of the
TRIUMF cyclotron and the design of the
proposed KAON synchrotron partical
Craddock was head of TRIUMF's accelerator research division from 1981 to
1988 and is currently deputy leader of
KAON factory studies. He has been a
professor at UBC since 1964.
The American Physical Society has
41,000 members worldwide and 4,000
Physical Education and Recreation Professor
Eric Broom is the recipient of this year's R. Tait
McKenzie Award of Honor, presented by the
Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (CAHPER).
CAHPER is a national, non-profit organization committed to promoting active living for all
Canadians. The award, named in memory of the
Canadian-born physician, physical educator and
sculptor, was instituted in 1948 in recognition of
distinguished service to sport.
Broom, a former associate deputy minister of
Leisure Services for the province of B.C., is
currently president of the International Society
for Comparative Physical Education and Sport,
and has served in various executive positions
with CAHPER and other organizations.
The award was presented to Broom at
CAHPER's national convention in Kingston, Ont.
Science Dean Barry
McBride has been
elected to serve on the
Science Advisory Council of the Alberta Heritage Foundation.
The council comprises
an international body of
scientists who are responsible for providing advice
on the use of a $500-mil-
lion trust fund.
The Alberta Heritage Foundation currently
supports a number of research programs and
faculty personnel support programs in the health
and life sciences.
The UBC Botanical Garden has received the
1991 Program of Excellence Award presented
by the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta.
Director Bruce Macdonald accepted the
award on behalf of the garden for its Plant
Introduction Program at the association's annual meeting, held this year at the University of
Minnesota in Minneapolis.
The award is given to institutional members
of the association who demonstrate leadership
in innovative programming. The Plant Introduction Program was hailed as a unique program
that has inspired other public horticultural facilities to make similar efforts.
Through the program, the garden works with
private nurseries in Canada, the U.S. and Europe to introduce new plants to nurseries, landscape architects and home gardeners.
Dr. Sydney Segal, professor of pediatrics, is
the newest recipient of the Civic Merit Award.
An international authority on drug-dependent babies, Segal was city council's unanimous
choice for the award, which was last presented in
Segal, who last year received the Order of
Canada, pioneered the first intensive-care system for infants in transit to hospitals and the first
transportable incubator system in Canada.
His achievements also include establishing
the first intensive-care nursery in western Canada
and the first "Code Blue" service in Canada for
resuscitating emergency room patients.
Segal has been chairing Vancouver's special
committee on justice and the youth for the past
nine years.
Frieda Granot, a professor in the faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration, has
been named associate dean of Graduate Studies.
Granot has been teaching at UBC since
1975, when she was appointed visiting
assistant professor. She was granted full
professorship in July, 1984. In 1986, she
was named the advisory council professor
of Management Sciences.
Granot obtained her B.Sc. (cum laude) in
mathematics in 1969
and an M.Sc. (with
distinction) in computer science in 1971
from Technion, Israel Institute of
Technology. She
received an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in
mathematics, computer science and
business administration in 1974 from the University ofTexas
at Austin. She was a post doctorate fellow
in mathematics at Dalhousie University in
Granot is the author of papers in the
areas of discrete mathematics, mathematical programming and network flows.
Granot's faculty responsibilities included the dean's advisory committee on
research, the Ph.D. committee, and commerce planning and review committee.
Gordon Patrick, an employee of
UBC's Animal Care Centre, has been
honored by the Vancouver/Richmond
Association for Mentally Handicapped
Persons (VRAMHP) with the association's Employee of the Year Award.
Patrick, who has Down's Syndrome,
joined the staff of the Animal Care Centre
as a lab assistant in 1989 as part of the
VRAMHP Work Stations in Industry program.
The employment initiative provides
companies with dedicated employees performing quality work, and an opportunity
for special needs people to gain experience and join an integrated working environment.
Patrick was honored at an awards ceremony held during the association's 39th
annual general meeting at Van Dusen
Gardens in June.
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B.C. student comes in second in
international Physics Olympiad
A high school student from
Duncan, B.C., placed second
overall in the International Physics Olympiad, the best ever showing by a Canadian in the annual
Michael Montour, who attends
classes at St. Michaels University School in Victoria, finished
less than half a point behind the
first place finisher, a Soviet stu-
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Montour was part of a five-student Canadian team coached by UBC
Physics Professor Christopher
Waltham, John Wylie of the Toronto French School and Napoleon
Gauthier of Kingston's Royal Military College.
A total of 149 high school students from 31 countries competed
in  the demanding and prestig
ious academic competition held
July 1-8 in Havana, Cuba.
During the contest, students
wrote four-hour experimental and
five-hour theoretical exams on
such topics as relativity and elec-
Team members were chosen
during a national training camp
held in Kingston, Ont., in May,
where they underwent a rigorous
series of exams and labs.
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Antique store find brings out piece of UBC history
In January," UBC sports historian
Fred Hume walked into an antique
store in Vancouver. Four dollars later,
he came away with a piece of UBC
Hume is currently researching the
history of UBC athletics to come up
with the names of people who may be
worthy of induction into the UBC
sports hall of fame. An avid collector
of sports memorabilia, Hume also has
a passion for old postcards. It was on
a winter's day that Hume came across
one that caught his eye.
"It was a postcard which featured
five women wearing what appeared to
be UBC crested sweaters," said Hume.
"One of the women was holding a
basketball. At first I wasn't going to
buy it. But then I noticed their names
were written on the back of the postcard."
That's when Hume donned his
Sherlock Holmes cap. He paid four
dollars for the postcard and headed
directly to Special Collections at the
Main Library. There, he began to sift
through back issues of the Ubyssey.
The student newspaper reported on
all UBC basketball games, and when
Hume got to the 1920-21 season, he
came across the names on the back of
his postcard.
"I discovered it was a picture of
the women's varsity basketball team
— a team that went undefeated in
seven games that season and won the
Farrell Cup. I then contacted the
UBC Alumni Association and discovered that two of the players —
Eve Eveleigh and Gladys Weld —
were still alive, some 70 years later.
Not only were they still alive, they
were living in the same place —
Trinity Lodge in Vancouver."
The plot thickened.
"I contacted Eve and Gladys and
asked if they would agree to be
videotaped as part of a display I'm
setting up for the inaugural hall of
fame induction ceremony. They were
more than happy to do it."
Hume and UBC sports information
officer Don Wells set up a video camera
at Trinity Lodge. What they came away
with was a fascinating glimpse of life at
UBC in the 1920s as described by two of
the most prolific basketballers this university has ever seen.
"Just about everyone at UBC took
part in the athletics program in those
days," Weld told Hume and Wells.
"They had to, just to keep the programs going. With fewer than 1,000
students on the Fairview campus, everyone participated in something."
Weld starred on the varsity basketball team from 1920-23. A member ofthe Women's Athletic Executive, she also excelled in track, tennis
and badminton. She captured the
women's singles badminton title in
"I really enjoyed playing badminton. It was a fairly new game at that
time but I got a chance to practice
because my family built a badminton
court in our garden. I was very lucky.
I also tried my hand in ice hockey but
I hated it.  It was very tiring."
Eveleigh captained the varsity basketball team in 1920, '21, and '22 and
played a major role in UBC's Farrell
Cup-winning season. With a glint in
her eye, she recalled one of her most
memorable moments on campus.
"It was the year UBC beat Stanford
in rugby," said Eveleigh. "Stanford
had just returned from the Olympic
Games. It was just unbelievable —
and all the entertainment that went
along with it! There was a tea dance at
the Hotel Vancouver. I went with Don
Morrison — I remember that. I think
I've still got something in my old box
of memories."
As a result of an innocuous trip to
an antique store, and a faded postcard
which he happened to stumble upon,
Hume has unlocked those memories
for the entire university to share.
"I don't think Eve and Gladys realize how precious those memories are
to all of us at UBC," said Hume. "But
thanks to them, we've been able to
touch history."
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Photos by John McQuarrie, Image House
Gladys Weld, above left, and Eve Eveleigh were members ofthe 1920 - 21
UBC women's basketball team. They were depicted on the postcard, left,
which turned up 50years later in an antique store, triggering a search by
sports historian Fred Hume. Eveleigh is holding the basketball in the
postcard and Weld is standing on the right.
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