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New TRIUMF director
brings international
experience to job
- Alan Astbury
by Gavin Wilson	
Staff writer
University of Victoria physicist Alan
Astbury will be the next director of
TRIUMF, effective April 1, the TRIUMF
Board of Management announced recently.
He replaces Erich Vogt, who is stepping down after 13 years as director of
the Tri-Unlversity Meson Facility, a particle accelerator located on south campus.
"As chair ofthe Board of Management,
I am pleased that Dr. Astbury has agreed
to serve as the next director of TRIUMF. I think      1^^^mm^
he will make an outstanding director," said
Robert Miller, who also
serves  as  UBC's vice-
president. Research.
"Erich Vogt will be
missed. He's done a terrific job and we wish him      	
well in the next phase of
his scientific career," Miller added.
The British-born Astbury is an experimental particle physicist who has held
the R.M. Pearce Professorship in UVic's
Dept. of Physics, jointly funded by TRIUMF
and UVic, since 1982. He is a fellow of
both the Royal Society of London and the
Royal Society of Canada and is a past
winner ofthe Rutherford Medal, awarded
by the British Institute of Physics.
At the European Commission for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, Astbury was a co-leader of the
research team whose discovery of W and
Z bosons, types of subatomic particles,
led to Carlo Rubbia and Simon Van der
Meer's 1984 Nobel Prize for Physics.
Astbury continues to conduct research at
CERN, which has the world's largest particle accelerator.
Astbury said that although the federal
government recently announced it would
"I am confident
that TRIUMF has a
bright future."
not fund the proposed KAON factory at
TRIUMF, there is every indication that
Ottawa will continue to support TRIUMF
as it moves into a new phase.
"I am confident that TRIUMF has a
bright future. The federal government
has said that TRIUMF is Canada's premier laboratory in particle physics and
that, in fact, it will be Canada's gateway
to international collaboration in particle
"I look forward to renewed programs at
TRIUMF. The idea of international involvement also intrigues me, especially
as it relates to CERN,"
^^ma^^^^      he said.
Vogt said he was
pleased with the selection of Astbury as new
director, whom he
praised as "a wonderful
scientist with an enormous    international
"It's a wonderful opportunity for both TRIUMF and Dr.
Astbury. He is remarkably well-equipped
to take this position," he said.
Vogt said he is leaving the directorship
of TRIUMF without regrets.
"We've gone through a major dream
with KAON and it didn't succeed, but I've
been extremely fortunate to be involved
in TRIUMF at a time when its science and
its scientists have emerged into world
prominence," he said.
Vogt, 64, will also soon retire from
UBC, where he is a professor in the Dept.
of Physics, but he said he will continue to
pursue his research and teaching interests.
TRIUMF is managed as a joint venture
by four universities— UBC, Simon Fraser
University, UVic and the University of
Alberta — and is operated with funding
from the National Research Council of
UBC child care rates
remain stable for '94-'95
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
There will be no increase in fees
at UBC's 12 child care centres for
The child care services budget
was approved at the March 17
meeting of UBC's Board of Governors without a proposed rate
increase. The increase would have
seen parent fees rise anywhere from
4.65 to 13.3 per cent, depending on
the child's age and parents' eligibility for discounts.
UBC will continue to subsidize
the housekeeping and maintenance portion of the child care
services budget at an estimated
cost of $115,000 for the year.
The existing monthly fee for UBC
students with an infant aged four to
18 months in one of UBC's child
care facilities is $860. Non-students
pay $900 per month.
The parent fee increase was
sought to cover inflationary rises in
expenses such as utilities, salaries,
housekeeping and maintenance.
In addition to parent fees,
operating costs of the centres are
financed by provincial grants and a
subsidy from UBC's Department of
Housing and Conferences.
Total expenses last year stood at
$1.67 million. This year's total
operating expenses are expected to
reach more than $1.8 million.
A Growing Gift
Bruce Macdonald (right), director of UBC's Botanical Garden, presented
Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Minister David Zirnhelt with the Clematis
plant 'Blue Ravine,' to mark the ministry's centennial year. Zirnhelt met
with Agricultural Sciences Dean Jim Richards and other faculty members,
March 10, before presenting the dean with a $50,000 cheque, the final
instalment of a $150,000 grant for the B.C. Agriculture research partnerships.
Authors record history of
nursing program at UBC
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
When UBC's Department of Nursing
and Health opened its doors in 1919 it
offered a five-year degree program, had
four students and an annual budget of
All applicants had to be female, single,
20 years of age, high school graduates,
physically fit and immunized against diseases such as smallpox.
When the diploma program In public
health nursing began a year later, students took courses in nutrition, sanitation and motor mechanics, an essential
course for many of those whose careers
would be spent travelling throughout remote regions of the province. Although
the horse and buggy was still a common
sight on B.C. roads, the Model-T Ford
was rapidly gaining popularity.
So began the first degree-granting
nursing program in the British Commonwealth, the subject of a new book
entitled Legacy: The History of Nursing
Education at the University of British
Columbia 1919-1994.
UBC's School of Nursing
celebrates 75 years
of caring.   See Page 8
Commissioned by the School of Nursing and the nursing division of UBC's
Alumni Association to commemorate the
school's 75th anniversary, the book was
written by Ethel Warbinek, an assistant professor of nursing, and Glennis
Zilm, graduates of UBC's nursing program.
"The founders of UBC's nursing program believed that a university education
for nurses was the best way to provide a
high level of health promotion and disease prevention in the community,"
Warbinek said.
"We felt that the rich heritage of the
school and its contributions to prominent nursing leadership, particularly in
the field of public and community health
should be recorded."
Some of the major influences that
shaped the growth and development of
See NURSING Page 2
Campus Cuisine
Offbeat: A taste of what's cooking on campus
Creative Kids
Children's artwork from Italy's unique Reggio Emilia schools visits UBC
Beyond Art 6
Forum: Exploring the controversy about National Gallery acquisitions
Bridge Work 7_
UBC Engineers build 21-metre-long replica ofthe Lions Gate Bridge 2 UBC Reports • March 24, 1994
It's time to stop
speaking past
each other
Recent letters in UBC
Reports reinforce, rather
dramatically, some assertions
in my previous letters. "Chilly
climate" is, as defined, a
sexist, racist, anti-male
concept. "Chilly Climatology" is
motivated by a simple ideological agenda --to have in place a
quasi-legal apparatus to stifle
critical discussion of radical
feminism and reverse discrimination. Just as chilly climatology dispenses with academic
freedom, its researchers glibly
dismiss the need for a logical
connection between data and
The letters of Janice
Fiamengo and Kelly Haydon,
voicing the standard hyperbole
about victimization, have
much in common. Fiamengo
fantasizes that women on
campus "are often subject to
threats or acts of violence for
expressing feminist views,"
while Haydon equates my
criticism of Florence Ledwitz-
Rigby with "denying women
their voice," and the presentation of male and female views
side by side with "drowning
out any concerns of female
Despite their rhetorical
communality, these letters also
show an interesting inconsistency. Haydon questions
whether I should be allowed to
teach because she feels I
introduced ideological bias
into my teaching. On the other
hand, Fiamengo praises
Ledwitz-Rigby for injecting
ideology into her role as a
university administrator. Is
there perhaps a double standard here?
Lest Haydon remain abjectly
fearful for my oppressed
students, I mention that
Psychology conducts anonymous student evaluations in
all its courses. My instructor
rating in Psychology 317 was
4.63 (5 is perfect). The average
rating in the course, over its
entire history, is 3.84. The
previous high rating in the
course was 4.40. Roughly 70
per cent of my 94 students
were women. As a psychologist, I anticipate, with interest,
Ms. Haydon's attempts to
incorporate these results into
her belief system.
Veronica Strong-Boag is
uncomfortable with Peter
Suedfeld's admonition that
rent-seekers in glass houses
shouldn't throw stones, and
understandably ruffled by Greg
Lanning's incisive comments.
Calling Suedfeld "astoundingly
naive," she dismisses the
achievements of white male
academicians, labeling them
"patriarchy's most pampered
sons." Having bypassed a
rigorous evaluation process,
she apparently has little
appreciation for it.
The chilly climate dialogue
has narrowed, and reached a
point of diminishing returns.
But important issues have
been raised. I believe Florence
Ledwitz-Rigby is certainly right
in her assertion that we can,
and must, improve warmth
and a sense of participation in
our classrooms. Men's rights
activists are certainly correct
in saying men are often
invisible victims of violence.
(Has anyone, before this
moment, seen a discussion of
the Hebron Massacre that
explicitly pointed out that all
victims were male? ) Feminists
are certainly right that women
have been stifled, denied a
voice, and all too frequently left
unprotected. There is much
injustice in the world. Society
is looking to us for answers to
these problems. I believe that
by speaking to each other,
rather than past each other,
we can solve them. And I don't
believe we have to sacrifice a
single one of the best principles of academic discourse
while doing so. I urge my
colleagues to take a firm stand
against any attacks on these
principles, especially by
administrators claiming
ideological immunity, bearing
gifts, or seeking to fill quotas.
James H. Steiger
Psychology Dept.
Violent attacks
on professor
I read with interest the
article by Prof. Jonathan
Kesselman on the crisis in
university education (UBC
Reports, Feb. 24). This
however dealt only with the
financial crisis, while other
pages of the same issue
suggested that there is an even
graver moral and intellectual
crisis in the university.
The vituperative and violent
personal attacks on Prof.
Steiger made in reply to a
moderately worded and rational
criticism of a research project
(UBC Reports, Jan. 13) have
appalled me.  (One letter even
suggested that he should be
deprived of his right to teach!).
If this is the new standard
of intellectual discourse in the
university it would be wiser
not to conduct it in full view of
the public.
Geoffrey Durrant
Professor Emeritus
Dept. of English
Study looks at AIDS in cultural context
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
The release of a national study
on ethnocultural communities
facing AIDS will provide invaluable information for AIDS inter-
Continued from Page 1
nursing in general, and UBC's
nursing program in particular,
such as the women's movement,
Asian immigration and Canada's entry into the First World
War and Second World War are
highlighted in the book.
These and other 19th century events forced nursing out of
the realm of bedside care in the
patient's home and into the public domain," Zilm said. "They profoundly changed the way education and health care were offered."
Scheduled for publication by
UBC Press this spring, the book
also explores the events that
occurred during the tenure of
the school's six directors.
Warbinek and Zilm also feature the contributions of faculty
and students to the improvement of health care in B.C.,
across Canada and around the
vention programs, says one of
the study's researchers.
"Many ethnocultural organizations have long been frustrated
by the lack of research that could
provide background information
for culturally specific AIDS intervention programs," said Asst.
Prof. Sharon Manson Singer, a
faculty associate at the Centre
for Human Settlements.
"You can't look at the problem
of HIV transmission without
looking at the broader social and
cultural context," she added.
Many Voices: HIV/AIDS in
the Context of Culture, includes
the experiences of a cross-section of people from Vancouver's
Chinese and South Asian communities. In addition, four other
ethnocultural communities are
highlighted: from the Horn of
Africa and English-speaking
Caribbean communities in Toronto, and Latin American and
Arabic-speaking communities in
"Many ofthe people we spoke
to talked about issues such as
racism, violence, housing and
employment. These concerns
affect the whole notion of risk for
HFV," said Manson Singer.
The study suggests that there
are virtually no ethno-speclfic
statistics, literature or media
reports about HIV/AIDS in the
Chinese community from the
Lower Mainland. More education, information and support
services are among its recommendations.
With the exception of some
recent exposure to issues surrounding HTV/AIDS in the South
Asian community, there are no
programs that specifically target
this community In Vancouver,
according to the report. It recommends providing the community with straightforward AIDS-
related information and statistics on the relevance of AIDS in
the South Asian community.
The report highlights the second phase of the Ethnocultural
Communities Facing AIDS study.
In the initial phase, demographic
and epidemiological information
was used to identify which communities would be invited to
participate in the project.
Three of the original six communities will be invited to participate in the study's third and
final stage, which will consist of
a survey, focusing on safe sex
practices and the personal aspects of risk, rather than the
broader social context. The survey will be conducted this spring.
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The Cecil H. and Ida Green
Visiting Professorships of Green College
Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies
Moral Epistemology:
Contractualism and Discourse Ethics
Monday, March 28 at 3:30-5:30 PM
Buchanan Building, Room A-104
Feminist Practical Dialogue:
Towards a Feminist Theory of Moral Rationality
Tuesday, March 29 at 12:30 PM
Cecil and Ida Green Lecture
Angus Building, Room 104
Living with Contradictions:
Controversies in Feminist Ethics
Wednesday, March 30 at 7:30-9:30 PM
York Room in Hotel Georgia, 801 West Georgia
Co-sponsored by UBC Continuing Studies $10
Moral Objectivity and Global Feminism
Thursday, March 31 at 1:00-2:30 PM
Buchanan Building, Room A-102
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Second-year Marine Biology student Kat Hannah (left) and George Gomes,
a fourth-year Commerce student, are two ofthe 150 volunteers who operate
the Alma Mater Society's SafeWalk program. Introduced three years ago in
response to concerns about campus safety, SafeWalk provides students,
staff and faculty with escorts to any location on campus. The program,
which runs from September to April, has recorded more than 1,000 requests
for escorts by SafeWalk volunteers since the beginning ofthe current school
year. To become a volunteer, or to find out more about SafeWalk, call 822-
5355 after 5 p.m.
Teacher and developer
appointed to UBC board
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
Vancouver real estate developer Harold
Kalke and Marion York, a learning assistance teacher from Kamloops, have been
appointed to UBC's Board of Governors
by provincial order-in-council.
The three-year appointments were
announced by Dan Miller, minister of
Skills, Training and Labour.
Kalke, president and owner of Kalico
Developments Ltd., a real estate Investment company, received a BSc in Civil
Engineering from the University of Alberta and an MBA from the University of
Western Ontario.
He is a founding member and director
ofthe Urbanarium Development Society,
a non-profit organization devoted to increasing understanding of urban planning and development issues.
"UBC welcomes the participation of
two highly respected Individuals on the
board, whose outstanding record of community service Is widely recognized and
applauded," said UBC President David
Kalke is a member of the Professional
Engineers, Geophysicists and Geologists
of Alberta and of the Advisory Planning
Commission for the District of West Vancouver.
York received a BEd, MEd and a diploma in Special Education from UBC.
She currently supervises the integration
of children with special needs at David
Thompson Elementary School In
She also works with community resource personnel to provide information
and workshops concerning special needs
children, and provides assistance to children with learning difficulties in English
and French.
York currently sits on the advisory
council to School District 24 regarding
the role of learning assistance teachers.
by staff writers
The summer 1994 Continuing Studies calendar is a yummy read, for
more than one reason.
Not only is it jam-packed with enough information on extra- sessional
studies credit courses for any appetite, but it also focuses on the food
"which serves to energize the students and staff at UBC on a daily basis,"
with a startling array of statistics on KBC food-related subjects.
Food Fact. Number of catering events held on campus in 1993: approximately 1,100.  Number of weddings:   147.
Food Fact. Number of cinnamon buns produced daily by UBC Food
Services:   1,440. Muffins:  1,200.
Food Fact. Number of UBC Food Services employees: 300. Number of
students employed in catering year round: 35-40.
Food Fact. Number of salmon barbecues held at the Museum of Anthropology in 1993:   16. Guests at each barbecue: 200-1,000.
Food Fact. Number one item by volume in annual commissary production:
Muffins. Number: 363,664. Number two on the list is cinnamon buns at
262,080. Number three: tuna salad sandwiches at 77,321.
Pass the mayo.
Grad student fee
proposal to receive
further consideration
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
A proposal to establish an annual
graduate student tuition fee at UBC will
receive further consideration from the
university administration.
A motion to refer the matter back to
the administration was made by UBC
President David Strangway at the March
17 meeting ofthe Board ofGovernors.
This will permit consideration of a
number of suggestions made such as to
exempt all current students on a
grandfathered basis and to spread the
implementation over a longer period,"
Strangway said.
He added that several board members
expressed concern about the proposal
and about individual faculty or department expectations.
"A number of departments, for example, expect a master's program to require
three years In clear violation of general
university guidelines," Strangway said.
The proposed new fee schedule would
require graduate students to pay a full
annual tuition for each year in which they
are registered.
Students working at slower rates on
graduate degrees would be expected to
register as part-time students or on a
leave basis to avoid penalty.
Under UBC's current system, graduate students pay full tuition fees during
the first two years of a master's program
or the first three years of a doctoral
Students who take longer to complete
their programs are charged a reduced
annual re-registration fee — about half of
the regular rate of approximately $2,000
per year.
The proposal states that any additional revenue earned through the elimi
nation of the reduced post-program fee
would be added to the University Graduate Fellowship Fund, generating up to
$1.8 million per year.
"This money would then be used for
fellowships to attract and retain the very
best students in every discipline," the
proposal says.
Information provided to the board indicated that this approach to annual fees
has been adopted by several Canadian
jurisdictions, such as Ontario, and that
many others are moving rapidly to close
the gap, Strangway said.
Approximately 40 students rallied at
the board meeting to express their concerns with these and other aspects ofthe
Vighen Pacradouni, president of the
Graduate Student Society (GSS) and a
PhD student in Physics, made a presentation to the board in which he questioned the concept of obtaining revenue
for student fellowships from students.
"If you are taking money from students to give to students, you can't say
that you are increasing the amount of
money available to them," he said. "In
effect, today's students are partially underwriting UBC's recruitment of future
Pacradouni added that only about four
per cent ofthe graduate student population would benefit from the new fellowships, based on his calculations using
the figures quoted by the administration
in the proposal.
He also cited unrealistic degree completion expectations and faults in defining part-time students among the GSS's
main criticisms of the proposal.
The administration will review the comments and suggestions made on the proposal and report back to the Board of
Governors In the next few months.
School of Music members
share Juno Award spotlight
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
Three members of UBC's School of
Music enjoyed a moment in the spotlight
during the Juno Award ceremony March
20 in Toronto.
Prof. James
and sessional
Diane Loomer
and Morna
were nominated for Juno
awards in the
category of
best classical
album, vocal
or choral performance. Although the award went to Quebec soprano Claudette Leblanc for the album
Debussy Songs, it marked the first time
that a Western Canadian choir had been
nominated for a Juno.
"This is a new Juno category," said
Loomer. "In the past, choirs were grouped
in with those artists vying for best classical recording.
"I only discovered this new category
when the nominations were announced
last month. I was stunned to see my
name there, but delighted, nonetheless."
Loomer and Edmundson co-conduct
the Elektra Women's Choir, which received a nomination for the album of the
same name. As director ofthe Vancouver
Cantata Singers, Fankhauser received a
nomination for the album Venetian Vespers of 1640.
Ninety per
cent of the
singers with
the 35-mem-
ber Elektra
Choir are
graduates of
UBC's music
school. That
speaks volumes for the
strength ofthe
music program both at
the university and in British Columbia in
general," said Loomer.
In addition, many of the performers
with the Vancouver Cantata Singers are
UBC graduates.
"It's very gratifying to see the Cantata
Singers receive accolades for their incredibly vivacious and exciting album,"
said Fankhauser.
Loomer conducts the UBC Choral
Union, while Edmundson conducts the
Collegium Musicum Choir. Fankhauser
directs the University Singers.
The UBC Choral Union and the University Singers will join with the UBC
Symphony Orchestra March 27, 7:30
p.m., at the Orpheum to perform Brahms
German Requiem, under Fankhauser's
direction. 4 UBC Reports • March 24, 1994
March 27 through April 9
Sunday, Mar. 27
UBC at the Orpheum
Brahms German Requiem With
University Singers, UBC Choral
Union, UBC Symphony Orchestra. The Orpheum Recital Hall at
7:30pm. $10 adults; $4 students/seniors. CallTicketmaster
at 280-3311.
Monday, Mar. 28
Plant Science Seminar
Isolation OfThe Tomato dUTPase
Gene And Analysis Of Its Expression In Plant Meristems. Aviva
Pri-Hadash, Plant Science.
MacMillan318Dat 12:30pm. Refreshments.  Call 822-9646.
Music Concert
UBC Percussion Ensemble. John
Rudolph, director. Music recital
hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-3113.
Faculty Development
Talking About Teaching: Problem-Based Learning. Is It For
You? Lynda Eccott, Pharmaceutical Sciences. Angus 109 from
12:30-l:20pm.  Call 822-9149.
Mechanical Engineering
Effect Of Buoyancy On Jet Cross-
Flow-ApplicationToThe Kraft Recovery Boilers. Fariba Aghdasi,
PhD student. Civil/Mechanical
Engineering 1202 from 3:30-
4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
Cecil and Ida Green Visiting
Professor Seminar
Moral Epistemology:
Contractualism And Discourse
Ethics. Prof. Alison Jaggar, Philosophy/Women's Studies, U.
Colorado, Boulder. Buchanan A-
104, 3:30-5:30pm. Call 822-
Tuesday, Mar. 29
MOST Workshop for UBC
Offering Distinctive Customer
Service. Danielle Kershaw. Brock
Hall seminar room 0017 from
9am-4pm. $60. Call 822-9644
to register.
Cecil and Ida Green Visiting
Professor Seminar
Feminist Practical Dialogue: Towards A Feminist TheoryOfMoral
Rationality. Prof. Alison Jaggar,
Philosophy/Women's Studies, U.
Colorado, Boulder. Angus 104 at
12:30pm. Call 822-5675.
Botany Seminar
The Relationship Between Irradi-
ance. Carbohydrate Content And
Sinking Rate In Two Marine Diatoms. Anne Fisher, MSc candidate. BioSciences 2000 from
12:30-l:30pm.  Call 822-2133.
Oceanography Seminar
Talk To Address Hydrothermal
Vent Activity On Juan De Fuca
Ridge. Rick Thomson, Institute
of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, BC.
BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm. Call
Statistics Seminar
Climate Modelling And Some Associated Statistical Problems.
Francis Zwiers, Atmospheric Environment Service, Victoria. Angus 413 from 4-5:30pm. Refreshments.  Call 822-2234.
Wednesday, Mar. 30
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
The Cost And Management OfThe
Dislocated Thoracic Lumbar And
Lumbar Spine. Dr. R.W. McGraw,
chair; Dr. J.F. Schweigel, speaker.
VGH Eye Care Centre auditorium
at 7am.  Call 875-4272.
MOST Workshop for UBC
Stress Management, Nancy
Nowlan. Brock Hall seminar room
0017 from 9am-12pm. $35. To
register call 822-9644.
Microbiology Seminar
The Role Of Proteoglycans In Herpes Simplex Virus Infection. Dr.
Frank Tufaro, Microbiology/Immunology. Wesbrook 201 from
12-lpm.  Call 822-3308.
Political Science Lecture
Boris Yeltsin And The Future Of
Russian Democracy. Dr. Alexei
Autonomov, Moscow Institute For
International Relations. Buchanan
B316 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
822- 4559.
Applied Mathematics
Strange Computations. Dr. Uri
Ascher, dir., Institute of Applied
Mathematics. Mathematics 203
at 3:30pm.   Call 822-4584.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Yet Another Advantage To Being
Female? Estrogen And Coronary
Artery Disease. Margaret Ackman,
PhD student, Clinical Pharmacy.
IRC #5 from 4:30-5:30pm. Call
Continuing Studies Lecture
Living With Contradictions: Feminist Ethics. Alison Jaggar, Visiting Cecil/Ida Green Scholar; professor of Philosophy/Women's
studies, U. Colorado, Boulder. Hotel Georgia York room from 7:30-
9:30pm.  $10.   Call 222-5203.
Continuing Studies Lecture/
Panel Discussion
Director's Choice. Errol Durbach,
UBC Theatre, moderator; Susan
Cox, Vancouver Playhouse; Bill
Millerd, Arts Club Theatre; Ken
Neufeld, Gateway Theatre; Roy
Surette, Touchstone Theatre; all
artistic directors. Family/Nutritional Sciences 60 from 7:30-
9:30pm. $15 non-refundable. Call
Nineteenth Century
Interdisciplinary Studies
Nineteenth Century Life Sciences
In Their Cultural Context. Julian
Davies, Microbiology; C. V.
Finnegan, Zoology; Jack R. Maze,
Botany. Moderator: Jim Winter,
History. Green College at 8pm.
Call 822-4225.
Thursday, Mar. 31
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Bioactivation Of Alkylating Anti-
Cancer Drugs. Dr. Thomas Chang,
Pharmacology/Toxicology. IRC #4
from 11:30am-12:30pm. Call 822-
Music Concert
UBC Contemporary Players.
Stephen Chatman; Andrew Dawes,
director. Music recital hall at
12:30pm.  Call 822-3113.
Planning Lecture Series
Working From The Heart In Community Participation In Planning/
Design. Wendy Sarkissian, Institute for Science and Technology
Policy, Murdoch U., Australia.
Lasserre 205 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-3276.
Panel Discussion
A graduate and faculty Christian
forum. Why Be Good? Sources Of
Ethics In A Plural Society. Terry
Anderson, VST; Stanley Grenz,
Carey Hall; Michael McDonald,
Applied Ethics. Woodward IRC #2
at 12:30pm.   Call at 822-3268.
Cecil and Ida Green Visiting
Professor Seminar
Moral Objectivity And Global Feminism. Prof. Alison Jaggar, Philosophy/Women's Studies, U. Colorado, Boulder. Buchanan A-102
from 1-2:30pm. Call 822-5675.
Faculty Forum
Issues In Mobile Digital Communications. Dr. Cyril Leung. Electrical Engineering. CICSR/CS208
from 4-5:30pm.  Call 822-6894.
Tuesday, Apr. 5
Botany Seminar
Xanthophyll Cycle In White
Spruce. Darren Goetze, PhD candidate, Botany. BioSciences 2000
from 12:30- 1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Faculty Women's Club
Annual General Meeting
What's New In Ethics? Contemporary Issues In Bio-Medical/Busi-
i ness/Environmental Ethics. Terry
\ Anderson, prof, of Social Ethics,
; VST; Michael McDonald, dir., Centre for Applied Ethics. Cecil Green
Park main fir, 1 pm. Call 535-7995.
Wednesday, Apr. 6
Forest Sciences Lecture
The Leslie L. Schaffer Lectureship.
World Forestry: Professional Forestry's Success Or Failure? Jeff
Burley, CBE, dir., Oxford Forestry
Institute, Plant Sciences, Oxford
U. MacMillan 166 at 5:30pm. Call
MOST Workshop/UBC Staff
Two days. Day One: Professional
Ethics Designed For Secretarial/
Clerical Staff; Day Two: Professional Ethics Designed For Management. Dr. Michael McDonald,
Maurice Young Chair in Applied
Ethics. Brock Hall seminar rm
0017,1-4pm. $25. Call 822-9644.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Diuretic Resistance: Management
Strategies. Brenda Johannessen,
PhD student. Clinical Pharmacy.
IRC #5 from 4:30-5:30pm. Call
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
EvaluatingTumours. Eyecare Centre Auditorium, Vancouver Hospital. Call 875-4272.
Thursday, Apr. 7
Sustainable Development
Sustainable Forestry InTheTropics. Dr. Jeffery Burley, dir. of
Oxford Forestry Institute, Oxford
U. MacMillan 158 at 12:30pm.
Call 822-8198.
Faculty Development
Motivating Students To Learn.
Duncan Etches, Family Practice
and others. Angus 109 from
3:30-5pm.   Call 822-9149.
1994 Schaffer Lecture
Forests, Environment/Human
Welfare/The Oxford Green College. Jeff Burley, Green College;
Graduate Studies. Green College at 5:30pm. Call 822-9102/
Friday, Apr. 8
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Advances In Therapy Of Metabolic Disease. Dr. L. C. Clarke,
Dr. A. G. F. Davidson, Dr. L.T. K.
Wong. Biochemical Diseases
Clinical Service. GF Strong Auditorium at 9am. Call 875-2307.
Health Care/Epidemiology
Chernobyl: Eight Years Later.
Dr. Terry Anderson, prof, emeritus. Mather 253 from 9-10am.
Call 822-2772.
Student Housing
The off-campus housing listing
service offered by the UBC Housing Office has been discontinued.
A new service offered by the AMS
has been established to provide a
housing listing service for both
students and landlords. This new
service utilizes a computer voice
messaging system. Students call
822-9844, landlords call 822-
Campus Tours
School and College Liaison tours
provide prospective UBC students
with an overview of campus activities/faculties/services. Fridays at
9:30am. Reservations required
one week in advance. Call 822-
University Bookstores
Annual Inventory Count. Campus
store closure in effect Wed/Thur.
Mar. 30/31. Health Sciences Bookshop at VGH closed Mar. 31. Last
day for department requisitions
for fiscal year 93/94 is Mar. 26 at
5pm.   Call 822-2665.
Disability Resource Centre
The centre provides consultation
and information for faculty members with students with disabilities. Guidebooks/services for students and faculty available. Call
822- 5844.
Women Students' Office
Advocacy/personal counselling
services available. Call 822-2415.
Sexual Harassment Office
Advisors are available to discuss
questions or concerns and are prepared to help any member of the
UBC community who is being sexually harassed find a satisfactory
resolution.  Call 822-6353.
Clinical Research Support
Faculty of Medicine data analysts
supporting clinical research. To
arrange a consultation, call Laurel
at 822-4530.
Human Sexual Response
The departments of Psychology and
Pharmacology are conducting a
study directed toward physiological arousal in women. Volunteers
must be between 18-45 and heterosexual. $40 honorarium. Call
Dermatology Clinical Trials
Athlete's Foot Study
Volunteers between the ages of
18-65. Lab tests required. Reimbursement for qualified volunteers
upon completion of study. Call
Acne Study
Must be 25 yrs. or younger.    5
visits over 12-week period.    No
placebo involved.     Honorarium.
Call 875-5296.
Basal Cell Carcinoma Study
Superficial Tumours. 18 yrs./
older. 6 visits over 16 weeks.
Honorarium upon completion. Call
Psoriasis Study
18yrs./older. 5 visits over 8-week
period. Working with a new topical medication (Dovonex).  Above
studies take place at VH, 855
West 10th Ave.  Call 875-5296.
Statistical Consulting/
Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the Dept.
of Statistics to provide statistical
advice to faculty/graduate students working on research problems.   Call 822-4037.
Surplus Equipment
Recycling Facility (SERF)
Disposal of all surplus items.
Every Wednesday, 12-5pm. Task
Force Bldg., 2352 Health Sciences Mall. Call Vince at 822-
2582/Rich at 822-2813.
Duplicate Bridge
Informal game open to the public. $2 fee includes refreshments.
Wednesdays at the Faculty Club.
Play begins at 7:30pm. Singles
welcome but should arrive early
to arrange partnerships. Call
Steve Rettig at 822-4865.
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Open weekdays only from 10am-
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Unique schools' art at UBC
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
Children's art rarely gets beyond the
refrigerator doors of proud parents, but
beginning next week, UBC's Child Study
Centre will host an exhibition of children's art that's travelled from Italy.
The Hundred Languages of Children is
an exhibition of children's artworks and
photographs of children taken from
schools in the northern Italian city of
Reggio Emilia.
The schools, which use the arts as a
foundation for learning, are world-renowned centres of quality education for
young children, said Glen Dixon, director
ofthe Child Study Centre.
The educational philosophy of Reggio
Emilia schools is based on the ideals of
their founders and the pedagogical ideas
of progressive American educator John
Dewey, among others.
Foremost among these beliefs is that
the key ingredient for learning and growth
is the idea of the child in relationship to
others. This philosophy is evident in the
schools' non-hierarchical systems and
close working relations among community, school, parents, teachers and children, Dixon said.
Reggio Emilia schools have been called
the best early childhood education centres in the world. They were founded in
1945 by a group of parents, mostly moth
ers, whose response to the devastation of
the Second World War was that their
children had a right to excellent education.
Now, there are 13 infant and toddler
centres and 20 day-care centres serving
three- to six-year-olds in the city of
Dixon said that Reggio Emilia teachers
believe that art (educators call it symbolic
representations rather than art) is central to the educational process and inseparable from the rest of the curriculum.
They believe children should have access to many ways to discover and express their experiences — the "hundred
languages" of the exhibition's title.
The exhibit documents the processes
and results of work with and by children
in a variety of media: video, drawing,
painting, sculpture, photography and
Students in Reggio Emilia schools produce artistic representations that are far
beyond expectations for children their
age, Dixon said.
The Hundred Languages of Children
will be on display at the Child Study
Centre, 2881 Acadia Road, from March 28
to May 15. The centre is closed weekends.
The centre is one of four Lower Mainland locations for the exhibition, which is
being seen for the first time in Canada.
The others are the Vancouver Art Gallery, the
Surrey Art Gallery and Douglas College.
News Digest
I    he Dept. of Pathology in the Faculty of Medicine has been renamed the Dept.
-*-  of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
The new name is more inclusive of the sub-specialties which represent the
Laboratory Medicine discipline, said Dr. Martin Hollenberg, dean of the Faculty of
There is considerable focus on integration and communication between
anatomic pathologists, medical microbiologists, hematopathologists,
neuropathologists and general pathologists," he explained.
"Considering the efforts being made at a national level to bring the disciplines
closer together, it is important to do so within the faculty."
• • • •
UBC and Riverview Hospital are collaborating to strengthen their ties in the
areas of teaching and research.
A new strategic academic plan recently announced by the hospital places
greater emphasis on increasing the infrastructure to support these activities, said
Dianne Macfarlane, president and CEO of Riverview Hospital.
The plan includes development of consistent teaching programs which may be
incorporated into the hospital's clinical activities and prioritizing research
programs to complement work being done by UBC researchers.
Several research programs currently in development at Riverview Hospital, a
psychiatric facility operated by the B.C. Mental Health Society, include
Alzheimer's disease, neuropsychiatry, schizophrenia, rehabilitation and mental
health policy.
• • • •
A UBC internship program in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration has been selected as the British Columbia winner in the 1993-94
National Awards for Excellence in Business- Education Partnerships, post-
secondary level.
The award is given by the Conference Board of Canada with a cash prize
sponsored by BC TEL.
The internship program, a partnership between the faculty's Centre for Labour
and Management Studies and the British Columbia Human Resources Management Association, was designed to bridge the academic and professional aspects
ofthe faculty's undergraduate curriculum.  It was designed by Commerce Prof.
Tom Knight, director ofthe centre.
The internship combines paid, professional work experience in industrial
relations, human resource management or organizational development with
independent academic research under the individual supervision of a faculty
• • • •
UBC is one of four Canadian universities selected to participate in the largest
glaucoma study ever undertaken in Canada.
Dr. Frederick Mikelberg, an associate professor of Ophthalmology, will
serve as co-principal investigator of the Canadian Glaucoma Study Group.
Joining him from the Dept. of Ophthalmology are Dr. Gordon Douglas and Dr.
Stephen Drance.
Other Canadian universities participating in the study are Dalhousie University, the University of Toronto and McGill University.
Glaucoma affects one in every 100 Canadians over the age of 40 and is the
second largest cause of blindness in Canada. There are an estimated 112,000
Canadians suffering from the disease.
The researchers will focus on possible risk factors of glaucoma such as vascular diseases. The Canadian National Institute for the Blind. E.A. Baker Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness, will provide $1.5 million funding for the
Under clause 58 of the University Act
the President of the University has authority to impose discipline on students
for academic and non-academic offences.
In the past the nature of the offences
dealt with and the penalties imposed
have not been generally made known on
campus. It has been decided, however,
that a summary should be published on
a regular basis of the offences and of the
discipline imposed without disclosing the
names of students involved.
In the period October 1, 1993 to February 28, 1994, 20 students were disciplined. For each case, the events leading
to the imposition ofthe discipline and the
discipline imposed are summarized below. Discipline may vary depending upon
all of the circumstances of a particular
1. A student used abusive and obscene
language and acted in an aggressive way
in an incident with a University employee.
Discipline: a letter of severe reprimand placed in the student's file and a
record of the disciplinary action entered
on the student's transcript. The student
may apply after graduation to the President to exercise his discretion to remove
the transcript notation.
2. An inference of plagiarism could have
been drawn from a draft chapter of a
thesis presented to a student's Thesis
Discipline: a letter of warning that
the student should be more careful in the
presentation of material so that no question arises about inappropriate reliance
on the works of others.
3. A student took another student's paper during an examination and looked at
it for the purpose of verifying his answers
and he made some changes in his paper.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the
course and suspension from the University for 12 months.*
4. A student was careless in failing to
ensure that his examination paper was
not accessible to others during an examination.
Discipline: a letter of severe reprimand placed in the student's file.
5. A student's paper repeated verbatim
or with only minor modification the language of a chapter of a book resulting in
the conclusion of substantial plagiarism.
Discipline: in the special circumstances of the case a mark of zero in the
course and suspension from the University for 4 months.*
6. A student plagiarized in the preparation of an essay.
Discipline: in the special circumstances of the case suspension from the
University for 4 months.*
7. A student had another student write
an examination for him.
Discipline: suspension from the
University for 12 months.*
8. A student was careless in failing to
ensure that his examination paper was
not accessible to others during an examination.
Discipline: a letter of severe reprimand placed in the student's file.
9. A student copied substantial portions
of another student's paper during an
Discipline: a mark of zero in the
course and suspension from the University for 12 months.* An appeal to the
Senate Committee on Student Appeals
on Academic Discipline resulted in changing the dates of the term of the suspension: however the length of the suspension was unaltered.
10. A student had Other students write
an examination for her on two occasions.
Discipline: suspension from the
University for two years.*
11. A student had another student write
an examination for him.
Discipline: suspension from the
University for 16 months.*
12. A student cheated on an examination by looking at another student's examination paper.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the
course and suspension from the University for 12 months.*
13. A student on two occasions wrote
examinations for other students.
Discipline: suspension from the
University for 12 months.*
14. A student copied from another student's paper during an examination and
permitted the other student to copy from
her paper.
Discipline: suspension from the
University for 12 months.*
15. A student had another student write
an examination for him.
Discipline:     suspension from  the
University for 16 months.*
16. A student had another student write
an examination for him.
Discipline:     suspension  from  the
University for 12 months.*
17. A student had another student write
an examination for him.
Discipline:     suspension from  the
University for 16 months.*
18. A student copied from another student's paper during an examination and
permitted the other student to copy from
her paper.
Discipline:     suspension  from  the
University for 12 months.*
19. A student cheated on an examination by having written information on the
palm of her hand.
Discipline:     suspension from the
University for 4 months.*
20. A student wrote an examination for
another student.
Discipline:     suspension from the
University for 16 months.*
* In all cases in which a student is
suspended a notation is entered on the
student's transcript and in the student's
file. At any time after two years have
elapsed from the date of his or her graduation the student may apply to the President to exercise his discretion to remove
the notation.
Students under disciplinary suspension from UBC may not take courses at
other institutions for transfer of credit
back to UBC. 6 UBC Reports ■ March 24, 1994
Bruising the Public Eye:
The Voice of Fire
and No. 16 Art Controversies
by John O'Brian
John O'Brian is an associate professor in
the Dept. of Fine Arts and a member ofthe coordinating committee for UBC's Canadian
Studies Program. O'Brian and Prof. Serge
Guilbault are editing a book about the Voice of
Fire controversy titled "Voice (s) of Fire."
O'Brian also serves as an advisor to the Board
of Trustees ofthe National Gallery in Ottawa.
Few observers could have predicted in the
spring of 1990, when the Canadian economy
was heading into a tailspin and the Meech
Lake constitutional accord was unravelling,
that one of the longest-running news stories
in Canada would feature a painting.
The painting in question was Voice of Fire,
the large abstract canvas executed in 1967 by
the American artist Barnett Newman for Expo
67 in Montreal, a work which the National
Gallery of Canada announced last March that
it had just purchased for $1.76 million.
The merits and demerits of the painting
and its acquisition were debated on open-line
radio programs, on television news shows like
CBC's The Journal," in the editorial pages of
the daily press across Canada, and not least
by Members of Parliament and the House of
Commons Standing Committee on Communications and Culture. MP Felix Holtmann,
then chair of the Committee on Culture and
Communications, said that the painting
lacked any merit and "look[ed] like two cans
of paint and two rollers and 10 minutes
would do the trick."
When the National Gallery announced a
second major purchase of American abstract
art in July 1993, Mark Rothkos's No. 16
(1957), a media uproar as intense as the first
erupted. It was as if the media and the
Canadian public learned from the initial
debate only how to justify and refine their
indignation. The pertinent cultural and
historical issues that might have been raised
in relation to demanding modem art were once
again left unexamined, giving the distinct
impression that the media did not know how
to intervene responsibly in the debate.
In some respects, I suppose, the prolonged
controversy over the two paintings was a
cultural tempest in a teapot, a squall that
provided some welcome relief from the more
violent storms troubling Canada's economic
and political future in 1990 and 1993.
It has not been uncommon for art controversies, in Canada and elsewhere, to be used
to deflect attention away from other social
issues. But it would be a mistake to underestimate what was at stake for those embroiled
in the controversy, as well as for the public at
large. In ways that were not just symbolic,
the controversy reflected the larger themes
and debates disquieting Canadians.
When, to state the matter bluntly, have
two works of art ever held the attention of the
Canadian populace for so long a period of
time? Whether we like it or not, because of
the controversy Voice of Fire and No. 16 have
become as much a part of the crazy quilt of
Canadian culture as Tom Thomson's West
Wind.  By bruising the public eye, by offending Canadian sensibilities about modern art
— especially American modern art — the
paintings have become notorious.
I think it likely that the National Gallery
would have come under attack for any costly
and "difficult" acquisition of American art that
it made in 1990 or 1993, no matter how sound
its reasons for drawing on the public purse.
At the time Voice of Fire was purchased in
1990, there was an intense political unease in
Canada over the declining economy and the
recently signed Canada-U.S. free trade
agreement, and what both might mean for the
future of the country.  There was also unease
about Quebec's renewed aspirations for
sovereignty and the possibility of national
rupture. In such an atmosphere, the National
Gallery and its pricey acquisition became a
convenient target for Canadians to aim at.
In this sense, Voice of Fire, like No. 16
after it. became an unsuspecting participant
in a contest over the meaning of political
signs in Canada—and, equally, over who had
the power to control them.
Bio-reactor recycling campus
food waste into compost
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
A pilot project at UBC is recycling food waste by turning it
into nutrient-rich compost for
use on gardens and landscaping.
"We are applying basic principles ofthe biology and chemistry
of decomposition to help solve
solid waste problems at UBC,"
said project leader Alan Carter,
a visiting Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council
industrial fellow in the Dept. of
Bio-Resource Engineering.
Carter, working in Bio-Resource Engineering Prof. Victor
Lo's laboratory, developed an
accelerated composting process
to treat food waste from Food
Services and AMS food outlets.
"It's a small project, but an
exciting one. It shows what can
be done with a little initiative,"
he said.
The project is part of a larger
drive to reduce, reuse and recycle waste products generated
at the university. It is being
coordinated by Plant Operations' Waste Reduction Program, which aims to reduce
waste generated on campus
through education, recycling,
reuse and source reduction.
Ten per cent ofthe solid waste
produced at UBC, about 500
metric tonnes per year, is food
waste, said project co-ordinator
John Metras, who also heads
the Waste Reduction Program.
"We're not sure how much of
that is compostable — a lot of it
is front-of-the-counter garbage
that we can't recycle because it
is mixed with other wastes —
but food waste produced in the
kitchens is easy to get at," Metras
About half a tonne of food per
week is now being composted as
part of the project.
The waste is composted in a
bio-reactor, a large composter
that accelerates decomposition
by optimizing conditions that
allow micro-organisms to break
down waste. The bio-reactor
takes less than a week to turn as
much as two tonnes of waste
into compost.
Carter said recycling waste
can save the university money
by reducing transportation costs
and landfill tipping fees. It also
benefits the environment by reducing the amount of material
trucked to landfills, where waste
can produce harmful gases such
as methane or leach into the
surrounding environment.
"Recycling has to be economically driven to be successful, but
it is also important for the environment to keep waste away from
landfills," Carter said.
A soil ecologist and solid waste
process specialist, Carter helped
develop the bio-reactor under
the university's industry partnerships program with the B.C.-
based company. Bio-compost
Systems Inc., which plans to commercialize the technology.
The bioreactor is a large
polyethylene tank with two rubber bladders inside which can be
inflated by an air pump, Carter
explained. The bladders are alternately inflated in a see-saw
fashion to agitate and aerate the
This is linked to a data logger
and sensor that monitors temperatures to ensure the process
is optimized. Temperature control is essential because most of
the decomposition is carried out
by heat-loving bacteria.
Carter said the bioreactor
could be used by food processing plants as well as large institutions, such as universities,
armed forces bases and prisons.
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Gavin Wilson photo
Located on the south campus, the bioreactor, shown here
with Alan Carter, a visiting NSERC industrial fellow in the
Dept. of Bio-Resource Engineering, uses an accelerated
composting process to treat campus food waste.
"It's a small beginning but I
think it's a big step toward showing other institutions what can
be done," he said.
The UBC project is being car
ried out with funding from the
office of Bruce Gellatly, vice president, Finance and Administration, and the assistance of the
Dept. of Animal Science. UBC Reports ■ March 24, 1994 7
North Shore News photo
This 21-metre-long replica ofthe Lions Gate Bridge, on display at Science World until May
8, was designed by UBC Engineering Physics students as a class project. Shahrokh Khorram,
Eric Roenitz and David Tilley were awarded the Nodwell Prize, given to members of the
graduating class for the best project, for their design.
On display at Science World
Lions Gate replica bridges gap
between industry and students
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
The three UBC engineering
students who designed a 21-
metre-long replica of the Lions
Gate Bridge didn't expect that
dozens of rambunctious kids
would flood onto their creation.
The kids jumped up and down
and swayed back and forth on
the model — a scene of pandemonium not unlike rush hour
on the real bridge — at the official opening ofthe Science World
'The kids had a ball," said
Harold Davis, a professional engineer and industrial research
supervisor in the Engineering
Physics program who helped to
supervise the students' design
of the project, with a laugh.
Davis could afford to laugh.
He knew there was no need to
worry about the kids' safety or
damage to the model. The three
UBC students, Shahrokh
Khorram, Eric Roenitz and David
Tilley, had made sure their replica would take the punishment.
In further recognition of their
work, the three students were
recently awarded the Nodwell
Prize, given to members of the
graduating class for the best
project, for their design.
The final design was also approved by David Harvey, a professional engineer who is responsible for the engineering aspects
of the Science World display.
Every day until May 8 a stream
of people will cross over the wood
and steel cable bridge, which
was built by Science World for
its exhibition Stresses and
Strains: Building Bridges, a look
at the past, present and future of
the Lions Gate.
Like the famous landmark,
the model is a suspension
bridge. Such bridges are not
rigid structures. The deck is
suspended by cables from the
twin towers and moves in response to the load it carries.
The towers move, too.
"It's a reactive model. It moves
on a larger scale than in real life,
but it moves realistically," Davis
said. "The model accentuates this
motion. Even a single person on
the model span causes it to
Safety was a prime design
consideration since people, especially children, would be walk
ing across the metre-wide bridge.
The design also had to to demonstrate the principles behind suspension bridges and be economical to build.
The bridge is one of 13 projects
completed last fall by students
in the engineering physics project
lab, a course taken by all senior
engineering students to give
them exposure to real engineering problems.
'These projects give students
a chance to use some of the
academic skills they've acquired
to solve real problems, usually
with an industrial partner." Davis
Some ofthe projects recently
completed by students in Davis'
lab included measuring process
conditions in a mechanical refiner for PAPRICAN, and developing a novel electronic motor
controller for Kinetic Technologies.
Other projects involved automating the control of beamline
blockers in the Ebco Technologies cyclotron and developing an
optical method to transform large
arrays of digital information from
a synthetic aperture radar for
MacDonald Dettwiler.
Swimmers emerge CIAU champions
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
Paced by Sarah Evanetz's
five-medal performance, the
women's UBC swim team took
top honours at the Canadian
Interuniversity Athletic Union
(CIAU) swimming championships March 12-13 in Victoria.
The women finished with a
total of 465 points, compared
to 367 for runner-up University of Montreal.
The UBC men's team finished seventh.
Evanetz finished first in the
50-metre butterfly, the 100-
metre butterfly and the 200-
metre freestyle. She was also
part of the winning four-by-
100-metre medley relay and
four-by-100-metre freestyle
relay teams.
Teammate Anne Barnes
reached the winners' circle four
times in Victoria, winning the
50- and 100-metre backstroke
races and as a member of two
winning relay teams.
UBC's Tom Johnson was
named the CIAU women's team
coach of the year.
On the basketball front, the
UBC women's team is back
home after its first appearance
at the CIAU championships in
19 years.
The T-birds beat the University of Victoria two games to one
in the best of three Canada West
championship earlier this month
to earn a berth in the CIAU final
in Calgary, March 11-13.
However, their bid for a national title fell short as the
Thunderbirds lost to Manitoba
and Concordia.
by staff writers
John Sacre, a carpenter with Plant Operations, has
been named junior national coach of the Canadian
Men's Field Hockey Team.  His task will be to select a
junior (under 21) national team and prepare it for major
international competitions and the Olympic Games.
Sacre, a national team athlete in the 1980s, is currently
one of the highest qualified coaches in the country with a
National Canadian Coaching Program Level 4 Certificate.
His appointment is a part-time position.
Dr. David Hardwick, associate dean of research and
planning in the Faculty of Medicine and Lynn Smith,
dean of the Faculty of Law, have
been appointed to the board of B.C.'s
Women's Hospital and Health Centre.
The new hospital society was
formed after the merger of the former
Grace Hospital and the Women's
Health Centre.
Hardwick and Smith are part of a
six-member interim board that will
consult with the community on the
management and organizational
structure of the society and select a
chief executive officer for the health
care facility.
The appointments were announced
by the Ministry of Health on March 1.
Dr. John Aldrich, a clinical professor of Radiology, has
been appointed head of the newly created Basic
Science Division of the Dept. of Radiology.
Aldrich joined UBC last year from Dalhousie University in
Halifax. His duties include developing a digital imaging
program for the division, supervising post doctoral students
and resident training.
In addition, he will be responsible for developing a
medical physics program with the Dept. of Physics in the
Faculty of Science.
ohn McNeill, dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical
Sciences and Glenda Meneilly, an assistant professor
of Pharmaceutical Sciences, were honoured recently by
the faculty for their contributions to
the establishment of the first Doctor
of Pharmacy (PharmD) program in
Launched in September, 1991, the
two-year program is designed to
prepare advanced specialists in
clinical pharmacy.
McNeill and Meneilly, who serves
as director of the program, were
presented with plaques and cited for
their leadership and commitment.
Third-year law student Timothy Howard is this year's
winner of the William G. Black Memorial Prize essay
The $1,600 prize is awarded annually to a student
enrolled full time in an undergraduate or professional
program who writes the best essay on a topic related to an
aspect of Canadian citizenship.
Sixty-one students took part in this year's competition.
The topic was last year's incident at the Newton branch of
the Royal Canadian Legion, where Sikh war veterans were
barred entry because they wore turbans.
The award was created by Black, an associate professor
in the Faculty of Arts and Science, who retired in 1945.
Kim McElroy, assistant manager in Athletic and Sport
Facilities, has received a scholarship from the International Association of Auditorium Managers to attend the Public
Assembly Facilities Management
School in Wheeling, West Virginia, for
sessions in 1994 and 1995.
The school attracts an international faculty of experts in the management of major public, private and
university public assembly facilities.
McElroy joined UBC in 1987 with
Community Sports.  Over the last five
years she has served as an administrative and program assistant. MpFI 8 UBC Reports ■ March 24, 1994
School of Nursing celebrates 75th anniversary
Making a difference. Meeting the challenge.
Those are the themes of the upcoming
International Nursing Research Conference, May 4 to
6 at the Hotel Vancouver,
sponsored by the School of
Nursing in celebration of its 75th
The conference signals the need
to look to the future,  said Joan
Bottorff,  an associate professor of
Nursing and chair of the conference
planning committee.
"It will be an exceptional opportunity
to learn about new discoveries in nursing
care, the latest advances in the utilization of nursing research in clinical practice and current methods used to evaluate nursing interventions."
More than 300 presentations, including symposia, panel discussions and
poster displays, will be featured during
the three-day event.
Bottorff and colleagues in the School
of Nursing have spent the past four years
UBC nursing
in their field
These are a few of the women, from the
long list of outstanding UBC nursing
graduates, who dedicated their lives to
improving the health care of people in
their home communities and throughout
the world. Many were pioneers in the field
of public health nursing.
Louise Buckley (class of'21) worked
as a school nurse with the Saanich Health
Department, the first community in B.C.
to establish a provincially run health
centre. She was responsible for introducing hot lunches into the Saanich school
program, a concept that was to become a
standard in schools across Canada.
Lyle Creelman (class of '36) was appointed chief nurse in the British occupied zone in Germany after the Second
World War and was responsible for the
care of millions of people who were displaced from their homes by the war. She
also served as a nursing consultant in
maternal and child health for the World
Health Organization.
Muriel Harman (class of '21) worked
for the Victorian Order of Nurses in
Burnaby after her graduation and established the country's first well-baby clinic
in that municipality. She later served as
a nurse-missionary in the Belgian Congo
(Zaire) for 37years. In 1964, Harman was
captured and murdered by forces opposed to independence.
Mary Henderson (class of '29) served
as the nursing supervisor in the El Shatt
camp near Port Said at the entrance of
the Suez Canal after the Second World
War, providing health care to thousands
of Yugoslav refugees.
Treena Hunter (class of '44) provided
nursing care for thousands of people of
Japanese origin who were confined to
internment camps during the Second
World War.
Esther Paulson (class of '34) was the
first nurse to serve in the newly created
welfare field service in the East Kootenays.
The service, the only one of its kind in
Canada, provided care where organized
health services were not yet available.
organizing the conference which will bring
together health professionals from 14
countries to exchange nursing knowledge.
"We hope that the ideas and
information shared at the conference will help stimulate new
developments in nursing research and initiate improvements
in nursing practice and health
policy," Bottorff said.
Topics such as caring and pain,
abuse during pregnancy and
transcultural health care issues will be
Opening the conference is a public
lecture presented by Margarete
Sandelowski, a prominent nurse researcher from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She will share the results of her research focusing on women's experiences
of health care involving reproductive technologies.
Bottorff stressed the importance of
including the community by holding a
public lecture to increase awareness of
nursing research and its significance in
people's daily lives.
"Compared to medical research, which
is primarily concerned with diagnosis
and treatment of illness, nursing research
focuses on how individuals and their
families experience and adapt to various
health and wellness situations."
In addition to honouring the School of
Nursing's diamond anniversary, the conference celebrates the growth and diversity of nursing research in recent years,
Bottorff said.
That's why a stylized bird in flight,
based on images from Haida artists ofthe
Pacific Northwest, was chosen as the
conference logo.
'The power of a bird's wing reflects the
increasing strength of research as a force
in uniting nurses for international exchange to advance nursing knowledge."
Stories by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
UBC Nursing, 1921
Enrolment in the British Commonwealth's first degree-granting nursing
school grew from four students in 1919 to 10 by 1921.
New School of Nursing director
appointed to five-year term
Katharyn May, associate dean for research and a professor at Vanderbilt
University's School of Nursing, has been
appointed director of UBC's School of
Nursing for a five-year term beginning
July 1.
Axel Meisen, dean of the Faculty of
Applied Science, hailed May as an outstanding academic and practitioner.
"Building on the current strengths in
research, teaching and practice. Prof.
May is ideally suited to help the School of
Nursing become a major force in the
evolution of North American health care
and, in particular, in the community-
oriented health care system envisaged for
British Columbia," he said.
May graduated from North Carolina's Duke University with a BSN in
Nursing Psychology. She received her
graduate training at the University of
California at San Francisco, completing an MS in Nursing and DNSc in
Nursing Science before joining the university's faculty in 1974.
May began her academic career at
Tennessee's Vanderbilt University in 1987
as an associate professor and chair ofthe
Dept. of Family and Health Systems Nursing. She also served as director of the
university's PhD Nursing Science Program from 1992 to 1993 before her appointment as professor and associate
dean for research.
May is the recipient of several honours
and awards, including Duke University's
School of Nursing Outstanding Service
Award (1973) and Distinguished Alumni
Award (1987).
Katharyn May
In 1985 she was presented with the
Teacher of the Year Award from the University of California at San Francisco
School of Nursing and was honoured by
Vanderbilt University's School of Nursing
with the Shirley Titus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Nursing Education in 1989.
May is a member of the American
Academy of Nursing, the American Nurses
Association and the National Perinatal
Association. Her research interests include the social-psychological experience
of first-time expectant fathers and high-
risk pregnancies.
She replaces Marilyn Willman, who
served as director from 1976 until her
retirement in December.
Department of Nursing and Health established in the Faculty of Applied Science in
collaboration with VGH.
Diploma program in public health nursing
Three graduates receive BASc(N). the first
nursing degrees awarded in the British
Double degree program begins. Students
receive BA and BASc(N) degrees. Discontinued in 1950.
Department of Nursing and Health reconstituted as School of Nursing. BSN degree
replaced BASc(N).
UBC/VGH combined program ends. UBC
School of Nursing becomes independent.
MSN degree program begins.
BSN degree program shortened to four years
from five years. Diploma program in public
health nursing ends.
Nursing research unit opens to support the
development of nursing research and
improve the quality of health care through
increased knowledge. VGH School of
Nursing closes. Begins collaborative
program with UBC.
PhD program in Nursing, one of the first in
Canada, begins.
The School of Nursing, the oldest degree-
granting school of nursing in the British
Commonwealth, celebrates its 75th anniversary.
Calendar of Events
May 4 - 6
International Nursing
Research Conference
Nurses from around the world will gather at
the Hotel Vancouver to share information about
the newest discoveries in nursing care, advances in the use of nursing research in clinical practice, and evaluating nursing interventions. Contact: Joan Bottorff at 822-7438.
May 12
75th Anniversary Dinner
In collaboration with the Nursing Alumni,
the faculty and students from the School of
Nursing will celebrate the school's diamond
anniversary with a dinner at the Delta Pacific
Resort and Conference Centre. Contact Susan
Blair at 822-7439.
October 14 - 16
Nursing Open House
Everyone is invited to visit the School of
Nursing which will open its doors during a
three-day campus event featuring science and
technology at UBC. Contact the School of
Nursing at 822-7417.
October 16
The Great Trek
All faculty, alumni, students and interested individuals are invited to re-enact the
Great Trek and participate in the Arts 20 Relay
from Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences
Centre to UBC. Contact Alison Nicholas at
October 20
Marion Woodward Lecture
Katharyn May, newly appointed director of
the School of Nursing, will deliver the 25th
annual Marion Woodward Lecture during
UBC's Health Sciences Week. Contact the
School of Nursing at 822-4717.
November 14
Scholarship and Award
Winners Reception
A celebration for the School of Nursing's
faculty and students to honour this year's
student scholarship and award recipients.
Contact Wendy Hall at 822-7447.


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