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 Vol. 22, No. 32, Sept. 15, 1976. Published by
Information Services, University of B.C., 2075
Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5.
Judith Walker, editor.
ubc reports
the year off
Dear Colleagues,
As we begin a new academic year together, I
would like to welcome you all to UBC — both
those who are returning and those who are with us
for the first time. I hope you had a pleasant and
productive summer. Whether students working to
earn part of your university expenses or faculty
working at essential research and scholarship, I
hope that you received enough material or
intellectual profit from your labors to help sustain
you through the cold weather ahead.
As you all know, the economic climate is cold
too. An effective decrease in public funding of the
University has brought us some serious problems.
Most faculties have had to make cutbacks. At the
same time there is rising pressure from some
quarters to increase tuition fees. So far, UBC has
been able to resist the national trend in this
direction — UBC students presently receive the
cheapest good university education in Canada.
Since I personally believe in the lowest possible
tuition fees for students, I hope we can resist the
mounting pressure for a large increase.
While we face a difficult year financially, I
believe we can look forward to an exciting year
academically. September at a university is always a
time to look forward to new experiences and new
discoveries. Here at UBC we have some stimulating
new programs starting this year: for example, the
bold new venture in education through television,
"Pyramids to Picasso," which premieres on Sept.
27. This is only one of many such explorations
into new ways of teaching and learning which this
University will undertake.
Our job this year, then, is to look forward and
move forward. Faculty and students together, our
job is to continue to develop and strengthen our
programs so that they are not just good, but
outstanding. Our job, whatever our role at the
University, is to continue to learn together, to
develop and strengthen our minds through engaged
curiosity and determined inquiry.
I want to join you in this task. Having
completed my first year as president—and learned
a great deal in the process—I expect this year to
get out of my office more often to have a chance
to meet and talk with you. I am fully aware that,
busy as the president's office may be, it is not
where the real action of the University is. That
action is in the classrooms and laboratories across
the campus. As often as I possibly can that's where
I want to be this year.
-President Douglas Kenny Turning on (to) art history
Sept. 27 will be a
history-making date for
UBC. On that day the
University premieres its
first-ever public television
credit course, a product of
17 m onths of work
involving about 15 campus
The course is a first in
many ways. Not only is it
the first credit course UBC
has ever offered over public
television, it is the first
television credit program
d e v e I oped in British
Columbia by British
Columbians. The course is
entitled "The Pyramids to
P i casso" and is the
equivalent of the three-unit
course offered on campus,
Fine Arts 125, "History of
Western     Art."     It     is
John Morris photo
Marc Pessin, left, reviews another taping session
sponsored  and funded by the Centre
for Continuing Education.
"It all began two years ago. The
idea for such a program came to me in
a flash," says Marc Pessin, an
instructor in the Department of Fine
Arts who acts as host of the course. He
was participating in one of a series of
half-hour UBC feature programs,
"Beyond the Memory of Man," which
are televised during the winter on
Vancouver Cablevision when it was
brought home to him that there were
all kinds of people who didn't have
access to the physical UBC campus but
did have access to a TV. It was a
natural to put the Fine Arts course on
television because the subject is a
visual one, he explains.
"This course is interesting because
it reverses the roles of the University
and the students. Here the University
goes to the student, but it's more than
a correspondence course because this
adds the immediacy of the tube to it."
An engaging fellow who is obviously
excited about the potential of the
program. Marc Pessin seems right for
the job of program host.
The course is aimed entirely at
those who, for reasons of geography or
health or situation, simply cannot
make it out to the tip of Point Grey
during the week for an evening credit
program. It's not available for credit to
full-time students, and transfer credit
to local regional colleges is assured.
There's a real need here, he stresses,
2/UBC Reports/Sept. 15, 1976
on the part of the handicapped, the
elderly, those who can't come to the
campus because of children at home,
or those outside of the Lower
Mainland. He is also hoping to reach
those people who, for many reasons,
may be afraid of attempting to take a
University course. "Many people
wouldn't normally consider doing
University work," he says, but this
gives people the opportunity to do so
without having to make the effort of
finding their way around the
The half-hour programs are shown
two evenings a week and the fee for
the course includes two art textbooks
and a home manual with assignments
to be sent in to UBC.
Preparing the course for TV and
taping the 45 half-hour programs
began in April of last year, 17 months
before the course was to be broadcast.
The videotape facilities of the Faculty
of Education were used for the taping
sessions. Each of the lectures had to be
fully scripted and keyed to the art
which would be shown on the screen
with split-second timing.
"We found one of the hardest
things was the lack of audience
feedback, in a classroom, you know if
you look out into a sea of sleeping
faces, or if you hear a lot of rustling of
paper and moving about, that you're
losing the class and you'd better
change the pace of the lecture. When
you're just talking to a camera, you
don't know how it's coming across.
"You can't say 'urn' or
'ah' on television either. It
sounds terrible. And you
can't rephrase things. You
can't say, That was a dumb
way to say that; let me put
it this way.
Each half-hour program
took about eight hours to
tape at a cost, he figures, of
about one-third of what an
average television course
offered in the United States
would cost. Television
credit courses are quite
common to the south of us,
he explains, with students
able to complete a full
degree program in Chicago
"just by watching a
television set."
He sees a real future for
this kind of credit program
in British Columbia because
the cablevision system in the province,
which would carry the programs, has
the potential of reaching almost the
entire population.
"This year, through the three cable
systems carrying the programs
(Vancouver, including Richmond,
Burnaby, and parts of Coquitlam, the
Campbell River area and Vernon)
there is a potential audience of close
to a million people," he says. He
smiles at the idea of turning that many
people on to art history.
And from the response to the
course over the past couple of weeks,
people are interested in turning on to
art. The Centre for Continuing
Education, which is administering the
course, has been receiving more than
40 enquiries a day and by last week 66
people had enrolled both for credit
and non-credit.
Programs will be shown on the
Vancouver Cablevision system on
Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. with
two programs repeated Sundays from
8:30 to 9:30 p.m. for those who wish
to review or who missed a lecture
during the week. A special preview
before the lectures begin will be shown
Monday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. on
Vancouver cablevision (Ch. 10).
Details on registration, cost, and
other show times are available from
the Centre for Continuing Education,
228-2181, local 241. News from
UBC Board of Governors
A lottery for the pool
Look for an increase in activity in
the fund-raising effort for Stage II of
the new indoor swimming pool now
that Winter Session has begun.
A report to the Board on the
progress of the Aquatic Centre
campaign said that this month
fund-raisers will launch an appeal to
the University's employed staff and
continue their appeal, begun earlier
this year, to UBC graduates.
A lottery will also be launched on
the campus this month to raise funds
for Stage II of the project. Tickets,
which will be sold through campus
clubs and undergraduate societies, will
cost $1 each. The grand prize in the
lottery will be $2,500 and there will
be three second prizes of $500 each.
An appeal to corporations will be
delayed until the spring of 1977.
Approximately $1.2 million is
needed to complete Stage II of the
indoor pool, which is being built
adjacent to the Student Union
Fund-raisers have been heartened
by the response of UBC faculty
members to an appeal for funds and
feel it will have a positive effect on
fund-raising among off-campus groups.
Construction of Stage I of the
project has been halted for the second
time this summer as the result of a
labor-management dispute that has
shut down the entire construction
industry in the Lower Mainland.
Stage I, which will cost $2,156,400,
began last November with funds
contributed by UBC students and the
University and a grant from the
provincial government's Recreational
Facilities Fund. Students are currently
paying $5 annually through an impost
on their AMS fees.
The proposed expansion of the
UBC medical school is still uncertain.
President Douglas Kenny told
UBC's Board of Governors at its
meeting last week that he had not yet
received a response from the provincial
government to the comprehensive
report prepared by UBC in
consultation with Vancouver teaching
hospitals at Victoria's request.
The   report  was   submitted as the
result of the announcement March 9
by Education Minister Patrick McGeer
that $50 million would be available to
construct a new 240-bed hospital on
campus, double the size of the medical
class and upgrade educational facilities
at teaching hospitals associated with
the UBC medical school.
UBC submitted the report within
the 60-day time limit set by the
government. The provincial
government then set up an 11-member
task force on medical teaching
facilities to consider it.
President Kenny told the Board
that he planned to write to the
government again to seek clarification
on where the matter stood.
He said there were many problems
that would have to be solved before
the expansion of the medical class
could take place. "The Faculty of
Medicine, the Board and the Senate
will have to approve the expansion and
new faculty members will have to be
recruited," he said.
The president estimated that there
might be an extra 300 students who
have enrolled in the University for
pre-medical studies in anticipation of
the expansion.
Board member Prof. William
Webber, who is associate dean in
UBC's medical school, said the faculty
had had a great many enquiries from
prospective students, who were being
told that there was no guarantee of the
expansion at this point. "It may
already be too late for those students
who have enrolled for pre-medical
studies this year," he said.
President Kenny said he would take
steps to ensure that UBC counsellors
were aware of the problem so that
students could be advised accordingly.
Thank you, Freddy Wood
UBC has been named as a
beneficiary in the will of the late Prof.
F.G.C. "Freddy" Wood, one of UBC's
first faculty members and founder of
the Players' Club, who died in June at
the age of 89.
Prof. Wood has left UBC a trust
fund of 515,000, the income from
which will be used as a grant toward
the expenses of one production yearly
in the Department of Theatre, to be
called ''The Beatrice Wood
The will also provides that if UBC
ceases to produce plays the income
from the trust fund will be used to
provide scholarships "to enable
worthy students to study courses
directly or indirectly relating to the
Prof. Wood was a member of the
original UBC teaching staff in 1915
and was the first native British
Columbian appointed to the faculty.
He taught in the Department of
English for 35 years until his
retirement in 1950. UBC conferred the
honorary degree of Doctor of
Literature on him in 1971.
Computer Science head named
Canadian-born UBC graduate Dr.
Paul C. Gilmore will become head of
the Department of Computer Science
on July 1, 1977.
The appointment was approved by
UBC's Board of Governors on Sept. 7.
Prof. Gilmore, who has also been
named a full professor in the UBC
department, succeeds Prof. J.E.L.
Peck, who will remain in the
department as a teacher and
Hardwick resigns from CCE
Prof. Walter Hardwick, currently on
leave of absence from the University as
deputy minister of education in the
provincial government, has resigned his
post as director of continuing
education at UBC.
Prof. Hardwick, who has been a
member of the UBC faculty since
1959, was appointed director of
continuing education at UBC in July,
1975, and went on leave as deputy
minister of education for B.C. in
January of this year.
Prof. Hardwick will continue to
hold his academic appointment in
UBC's Department of Geography.
The next meeting of the Board of
Governors will be held on Tuesday,
Oct. 5, at 2:30 p.m. Meetings are held
in the Board and Senate room, second
floor of the Old Administration
Building and are open to the public. A
limited number of tickets are
available from the president's office.
UBC Reports/Sept. 15, 1976/3 r B.C.'s Board of Governors
hosted a meeting on Monday,
Sept. 13, with the Universities
Council of B.C. It was the first
time the two bodies had met
together to discuss common concerns.
The meeting was intended to allow the two
groups to get to know each other better, and to
discuss the University's need for development
and its role in higher education in B.C.
Budget submissions that UBC made to the
Council Aug. 15, 1976, asking for operating
grants for 1977-78 and projecting budgets for
the two years following that were also
discussed. Material describing new and existing
programs to support those requests was
presented and explained to the Council as well.
Before the Sept. 13 meeting, Dr. William
Armstrong, chairman of the Universities
Council, had written to President Kenny on the
subject of the role of the University.
Dr. Armstrong's letter below; Dr. Kenny's
reply begins to the right.
Dear Dr. Kenny,
At the most recent meeting of the Universities Council
the following motion was unanimously approved:
That the Chairman of the Universities Council
contact the three university Presidents and request
that a role document be prepared by each of them for
his/her university; and that the university presidents
be advised that Council will establish an ad hoc
committee, the general purpose of which is to hold
discussions on institutional roles, academic objectives
and long-range planning for the universities in British
It was generally acknowledged by Council that each
university in this province has developed in its own unique
way over a period of time. However, long range planning of
post-secondary education in British Columbia can only start
when there is agreement on the concept of identity seen by
each university for itself.
At the present time. Council feels that each president
can prepare a role statement for his/her institution without
seeking and receiving the approval of either the Board of
Governors or the Senate. Such a document would be
helpful to Council in discussion of the budgets with the
senior administrative officers of the universities. It is hoped
that these documents will be prepared and forwarded to me
as quickly as possible so that the preparation of long range
plans for the university system in this province can be
I realize that we are giving you very short notice for
these statements, but I hope that these role documents can
be forwarded to the Council before the meeting between
the Council and your Board of Governors takes place.
Yours sincerely,
W. M. Armstrong,
4/UBC Reports/Sept. 15, 1976
The role of
Dear Dr. Armstrong:
I wish to acknowledge your letter of September 2, 1976,
in which you request a statement from me before the
September 13th meeting between the Council and the
Board of Governors concerning this University's plans,
objectives and role in higher education.
I must emphasize at the outset that any such statement
on institutional roles can only be an expression of my
personal views. An official statement of the plans,
objectives and role of the University of British Columbia
would, of course, require consultation and approval of the
Board of Governors and the Senate of the University as well
as of the various Faculties.
Moreover, since this University is a large, complex and
diversified institution which continues to develop
academically, any broad statement of roles and academic
objectives would necessarily have to be sufficiently flexible
to permit the University to adapt and respond to changing
conditions in the Province and the nation, in the University
and the world of learning. The maintenance of flexibility
and adaptability is a necessary condition for the
development of any great and free university. Without this
freedom to adapt and evolve, universities and the
individuals within them cannot make their greatest
contributions to the society they serve. Since new
knowledge cannot be planned or programmed, and since
new disciplines develop out of new knowledge, the
University of British Columbia's academic objectives and
planning process must be open-ended, flexible,,
adaptable and evolutionary. Of necessity, therefore, the
University's academic objectives and roles must evolve
progressively, must expand and develop to keep pace with
provincial and national needs and the growth of knowledge.
For a general statement of my own basic concerns for
this University, may I refer you to my installation address
of September 1975, "The University and the Longer
View," of which I believe you have received a copy. It is of
more than historical interest to mention, too, that many of
the basic aims of today's University of British Columbia
were most cogently expressed by President Norman A. M.
MacKenzie in his "farewell address" to this University at
the Spring Congregation of 1962.
If you refer to this address, you will find that there is
between that time and today a fundamental consistency BC in higher education
and continuity of evolving objectives.
Clearly, our public accountability, as well as our size and
complexity, mean that U.B.C.'s aims and roles are multiple.
The one fundamental objective, of course, is to serve the
people of this Province and nation by means of teaching,
research and direct public service. In short, the primary role
of the University of British Columbia is to serve our society
as a high quality centre of higher education, providing
immediate and long term benefits to society by performing
the time-honoured functions of a university:
(1)the undergraduate and graduate education of students in
the arts, sciences and professions;
(2)the pursuit of new knowledge through scholarship and
fundamental research;
(3)the   continuing   education   of   the   citizens  of  British
Columbia   who   want   and   are    prepared   for   higher
(4)offering to the Province and nation the many kinds of
societal service which our expertise and resources can
In order to serve these purposes, the University of
British Columbia constantly tries to attain the highest
standards of quality and rigour. As a part of performing
these services, this University will and must respond to the
public's desire for increased opportunities to pursue degree
programs on a part-time basis by extending our credit and
degree programs throughout the Province. At the same
time, the University will continue to be responsive to
Provincial and national priorities in such primary areas as
oceanography, energy, fisheries, agriculture, astronomy,
forestry, the arts, health care, housing, transportation,
water resources, engineering matters, legal services, resource
management, business, education and other research and
educational matters.
To serve these objectives, the University of British
Columbia has, in the course of the last 25 years in
particular, taken on the responsibility for instruction and
research in a wide variety of academic and professional
fields. In response to the requests of government and the
expressed needs of the people of British Columbia, many of
these programs were undertaken with minimal financial
support. At the same time, ever-increasing enrolments,
growing requests for service contributions and the erosive
effects of inflation have placed a greater and greater strain
on this University's resources. Despite these pressures,
however, it remains a primary objective of the University of
British Columbia to maintain and strengthen these
programs towards true excellence.
In short, this University is still in a maturing process.
First, we are striving to bring to a proper level of excellence
programs undertaken in response to urgent needs of the
Province. Second, we are striving to bring the University's
general academic standard to a level of genuine maturity.
Arising from these general academic aims, there are at
the present time four particular objectives which must be
attained if our evolution towards maturity and excellence is
to continue. I have already outlined these to you in my
letter of August 13, 1976, but I believe they are worth
First, I think it is essential to maintain and develop a
well balanced core of essential undergraduate programs at
the highest level of excellence. The instruction in the
humanities, arts, social science's and natural and biological
sciences are the foundation stones of the University's
curriculum and of its public service— direct and indirect —
to the Province.
Second, we must continue to develop the quality of our
existing undergraduate and graduate programs if we are to
overcome the academic deficiencies in some of our
academic offerings. We must move from a state of minimal
adequacy or near-excellence to one of recognized, sustained
excellence. Merely to stand still in academic development is
in fact to fall behind.
Third, we must improve the quality of our professional
programs. In these areas particularly we have in the recent
past    responded    to    demands    for    highly-trained    and
desperately needed professionals in fields such as Medicine,
Dentistry, Nursing, Rehabilitation Medicine, Home
Economics, Social Work, Pharmacy, Law, Engineering,
Forestry, Accountancy, Agriculture, and many others. In
responding to these societal needs, we have been forced to
carry on programs without adequate financial support. The
need for these professionals increases yearly, but so does
the cost of their education. At the same time, the standards
required by many of the professions continue to rise, so we
Continued on p. 6
UBC Reports/Sept. 15, 1976/5 The role of UBC
continued from p. 5
must give constant attention to the
problem of the accreditation of our
programs by professional bodies.
Fourth, we must continue to
explore significant new developments
in research and teaching. We must be
prepared to move into important new
academic fields which, in today's
rapidly changing and developing
society, are becoming of crucial
importance. We would be failing in
both our academic and public
responsibility if we did not lead in the
exploration of new fields which
promise to be of professional,
scholarly or public importance. Allied
with this aim is our determination to
explore new and promising means,
both technological and
non-technological, of conveying the
benefits of higher education to the
people of this province.
I have tried to outlined briefly my
initial personal response to your
request for a statement of academic
objectives and roles of this University.
For the specifics and implications of
some of these objectives, may I refer
you to our recent financial submission,
in which the detailed programs, needs
and objectives of the various academic
faculties are laid out in detail.
To accomplish its resolved purpose
of exploring institutional roles,
academic objectives and long range
planning for the British Columbia
universities, the Council will of course
require a reasoned, considered and
official statement from this University
of its aims and objectives. I am willing
to undertake the necessary
consultations I have mentioned to
provide such a statement. As you will
appreciate, this task will require some
time and effort to accomplish.
Moreover, the result will of necessity
be a statement of aims and roles which
are capable of adaptation to changing
societal conditions and student needs,
and to the emergence of new
knowledge and intellectual
Cordially yours,
Douglas T. Kenny
6/UBC Reports/Sept. 15, 1976
Putting the finishing touches on unique Nishga totem pole just before it was
re-erected yesterday (Sept. 14) in the Museum of Anthropology are UBC museum
technician Len McFarlane, top, and Ron Williamson, one of a team of Vancouver
Centennial Museum conservators that co-operated with UBC in restoring the
historic sculpture.
Nishga masterpiece joins
museum totem pole collection
A century-old 60-foot classic
Nishga totem pole that had collapsed
into 25 fragments has been put back
together again by the artistry of an
Indian carver and the wizardry of
museum conservators.
The masterpiece, which was
installed formally in the Great Hall of
UBC's Museum of Anthropology
yesterday (Sept. 14), is a
weather-beaten pole from the Nass
River district of B.C. that was carved
in the 1860s by the great Indian artist
Oyai with the assistance of Charles
Contemporary Nishga artist
Norman Tait, from the same region as
Oyai, worked closely with Vancouver
Centennial Museum conservators Roy
Waterman and Ron Williamson,
curator Lynn Maranda, and UBC
consultants Anthony Carter and Carol
McLaren to research and restore the
historic sculpture.
Dr. Michael Ames, director of the
UBC museum, described the
restoration project, which in its early
stages was carried out in the
Centennial Museum's conservation
laboratory, as a most important
reconstruction, representing high levels
of artistry and skill, even wizardry at
The pole, usually referred to as the
Eagle-Halibut pole of Laa'i, was carved
out of western red cedar and was
erected in a Nass River village around
1870 as a monument to the family of
Laa'i, chief of the Eagle Clan, and is
one of the few Oyai poles still
remaining in British Columbia. Other
Oyai sculptures were sold to museums
in Eastern Canada, Great Britain, and
When the pole was first being
erected, a storm apparently knocked it
down on its face, a serious
embarrassment for the pole raisers.
About 30 years later it was felled again
by another storm and swept down
river. It was subsequently fished out
and re-erected at a village at the mouth
of the Nass River between 1900 and
National Museum anthropologic
Marius Barbeau purchased the pole in
1947 on behalf of UBC, where it has
remained in storage waiting for a new
museum building large enough to
house it and the other massive
sculptures in the Museum of
Anthropology collection.
The top section of the pole, a
22-foot beam said to represent the fin
of a shark or sea monster depicted on
the middle section, has been erected
alongside the main pole because even
the Great Hall of the new museum is
not high enough for this massive pole. New programs
to new needs
Several new programs, approved in
some cases as late as last June by the
UBC Senate and Board of Governors,
are being offered to students this fall.
The new courses and programs are a
response to old programs that were no
longer serving the students' needs or to
brand-new areas that  need expertise.
The Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences offered this year an option in
rangeland resources for students in
plant science. This program is part of
an ongoing development in the area of
range and rangeland which presents
unique problems in B.C. About 35
students are taking advantage this fall
of the courses offered in this program.
The Faculty of Education has
enrolled 60 students in a program
called TRIP which uses a
team-teaching approach to subjects in
the third year of the B.Ed, degree.
Another 19 students are taking part in
LISTEN, an new alternative program
for students interested in working with
children from low-income families.
Another Education program is
aimed al working teachers who want
to upgrade their skills in teaching
English to elementary students.
Two programs in the Faculty of
Arts being offered this year for the
first time are diploma programs in
translation for French and for
German. So far 13 students have
enrolled in the French translation
program, although one or two more
are expected. Secretaries, registered
nurses, even commerce students have
started this one-year program which
requires a bachelor's degree or
equivalent for admission.
The School of Social Work has
revamped its programs so that it now
offers a Bachelor of Social Work
degree to undergraduates and to those
with a bachelor's degree or equivalent
(the programs are slightly different
and 40 students have begun the
program for students with bachelor's
degree this fall), and a Master of Social
Work to those with a previous social
work degree. The last students on the
former Master of Social Work program
were graduated in the spring.
Jim Banham photo
President emeritus N. A. M. "Larry" MacKenzie poses with a portrait bust of
himself that was unveiled at a Sept. 3 ceremony at the Norman MacKenzie Centre
for Fine Arts. Another president emeritus of UBC, Prof. Walter Gage, unveiled the
bust following tributes to Dr. MacKenzie by former colleagues. The fine arts
centre, named for Dr. MacKenzie shortly after he retired in 1962 after serving as
UBC's president for 18 years, consists of the Frederic Wood Theatre, the Music
Building  and  the   Frederic   Lasserre  Building.
CUPE, other unions
continue negotiations
Contract negotiations are
continuing between the University and
a number of labor unions.
The Canadian Union of Public
Employees (CUPE), which represents
about 1,500 UBC employees and is the
largest single labor group on campus,
has voted in favor of strike action if
necessary to  back  contract demands.
The strike vote was held Sunday,
but the union took no decision on the
serving of 72-hour strike notice
pending a meeting Tuesday (Sept. 14)
with provincial mediator Jock
CUPE and University negotiators
agreed earlier that bargaining positions
of the two sides would not be made
public unless the mediator withdrew
his services, or until agreement was
CUPE represents tradesmen,
gardeners, custodial staff, food service
employees, bookstore employees,
members of the UBC Patrol, some
clerical workers and others.
The CUPE contract expired on
March 31, 1976.
Negotiations are also continuing
with the Association of University and
College Employees (AUCE) and the
Office and Technical Employees
Union (OTEU). AUCE represents
1,476 UBC employees and the OTEU
represents 41. The AUCE contract
expires Sept. 30, 1976, and the OTEU
contract expired March 31, 1976.
Negotiations with two other
campus groups — the Registered
Nurses Association and the Health
Sciences Association — have not yet
been completed. Both contracts
expired last Dec. 31.
Bob Grant, director of Employee
Relations at UBC, had to go to Britain
early in September for personal
reasons and is expected to return at
the end of the month. Negotiations are
continuing in his absence and he is
maintaining contact.
UBC Reports/Sept. 15, 1976/7 NEXT WEEK AT UBC
Notices must reach Information Services, Main Mall North Ad min. Bldg., by mail, by 5 p.m. Thursday of week preceding publication of notice.
stage play of the season produced by the Department of Theatre, UBC. Stanley Weese, director.
Tickets, $4; $2 for students. Available from Room
207, Frederic Wood Theatre or call 228-2678.
Began Sept. 15 and continues at the Frederic Wood
Theatre until Sept. 25 nightly except Sunday.
12:30 p.m. CANCER RESEARCH SEMINAR. David Boyes,
Cancer Control Agency of B.C., speaks on Epidemiology of Cervical Cancer. Library, Cancer Research Centre, Block B, Medical Sciences Building.
Drechsler, Commerce and Business Administration,
UBC, on The State of the Art of Mineral Materials
Modelling. Room 321, Henry Angus Building.
Dr. Rosemary Hutton, University of Edinburgh,
Scotland, speaks on Some Recent Induction
Studies in Kenya and Scotland. Room 260, Geophysics Building.
Satir, pioneer innovator within the human potential movement, speaks on Further Resurrection of
the Living. Ponderosa Cafeteria. Admission, $5.
Call 228-2181, local 261.
10:30 a.m. FINE ARTS GALLERY OPENING of an exhibition of paintings by Jack Darcus. Show continues
until Oct. 16. Gallery, located in the basement of
the Main Library, is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
7:30 p.m. BADMINTON CLUB. New faculty and staff members welcome. Club meets Tuesday and Friday
evenings from 7:30 to 11:00 in Gym A, Thunderbird Sports Centre.
Reisfeld, Molecular Immunology, Scripps Clinic
and Research Foundation, La Jolla, California, on
Molecular and Biological Studies of Human Histocompatibility Antigens. Salon B, Faculty Club.
3:30 p.m. STATISTICS WORKSHOP with Prof. Melvin
Novick, Lindquist Measurement Laboratory, University of Iowa. Room 321, Henry Angus Building.
with Dr. Milton Rosenbaum, Albert Einstein
College of Medicine, New York, and director of the
Jerusalem Mental Health Centre. Main lecture
theatre, psychiatry department, Health Sciences
Centre Hospital.
12:30 p.m. GREEN VISITING PROFESSOR. Prof. Harry
Hinsley, St. John's College, Cambridge, England,
gives the first of two lectures on Peace and War
Since the 18th Century. Lecture Hall 2, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. Note: The title of
this lecture has been corrected from the flyer
announcing the lectures distributed last Week. It is
Peace and War Since the 18th Century, not Peace
and War in the 18th Century.
4:00 p.m. PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM. M. H. Wilson, Stourbridge, England, speaks on There is More to Color
than Wavelength. Room 201, Hennings Building.
9:00 a.m. PEDIATRICS GRAND ROUND. Carol Hardgrove,
associate professor of nursing. University of California, San Francisco, speaks on How Hospitals
Can Help Children Through Play and Through
Parents — An International Perspective. Lecture
Room B, Heather Pavilion, Vancouver General
8:00 p.m. DISCO DANCING in The Pit with music supplied
by CITR campus radio disk jockeys. Continues
every Saturday night until Nov. 27. Student Union
Building. Admission free.
8:15 p.m. VANCOUVER INSTITUTE LECTURE. The Honorable Thomas O. Enders, American Ambassador
to Canada, speaks on An Environment Shared:
Canada and the United States. Lecture Hall 2,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
The UBC Thunderbirds football
team will be at home again this
Saturday against the University of
Manitoba for their third Western
Intercollegiate League game.
Game time is 2 p.m. at Thunderbird
The 'Birds now sport a 1-1 record
as a result of a narrow 21-20 loss to
the University of Saskatchewan on
Sept. 4 and a come-from-behind 20-13
victory over the University of Alberta
last Saturday at UBC.
Saturday's game was opened with a
kickoff by President Doug Kenny
whose masterful 16-yard kick may
have been a record for Western
Collegiate University Presidential
efforts. Last week's game also marked
the first time in 14 years that the
Thunderbirds have managed a win over
In other sports news, the
Thunderbirds English rugby team are
currently  touring  Japan,  where they
8/UBC Reports/Sept. 15, 1976
will play a series of six matches against
university, club and national sides.
A Sept. 17 ceremony will mark th"•
official opening of the new George F.
Curtis Building for the Faculty of Law
at UBC.
Hon. Bora Laskin, chief justice of
the Supreme Court of Canada, will cut
a ribbon to mark the opening of the
building and speak at the ceremony on
Friday, which will be presided over by
UBC Chancellor Donovan Miller.
Other speakers at the opening
ceremony will be Hon. Thomas Dohm,
chairman of UBC's Board of
Governors; Kenneth Lysyk, dean of
the UBC law faculty; Mark Dwof,
president of the Law Students'
Association; and UBC President
Douglas Kenny.
The ceremony will take place at
2:30 p.m.
The new building is named for the
first dean of Law, George Curtis, who
came  to   head  the  UBC  law faculty
when   it   was   founded   in   1945.
A free bus service from the parking
lots and outlying areas of the campus
to the central core is being offered
again this year.
The service, which began Monday,
picks up students in B Lot in the south
campus area, drops them off at the
Bookstore on Main Mall, then returns
to B Lot. It runs from Monday to
Friday, 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 to
6:15 p.m.
An expanded evening service from
Monday to Thursday begins at 6:15
and runs to 11:40 p.m.; Sunday from
7:00 to 11:40 p.m. This route begins
at the Bookstore and makes stops at
Place Vanier and Totem Park
residences, the Acadia Park highrise
and then returns to the Bookstore.
Buses are operated by the traffic
and security department.


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