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 THE  UNIVERSITY  OF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA
UBCREPORTS
Dove Thomson photo
Tracy Fast, assistant manager of the Student
Recreation Centre's (SRC) BirdCoop, lets her
hands and feet do the walking on the Treadwall.
The free-standing climbing apparatus
monitors a climber's speed, the number of
calories burned and the distance travelled. It
will be part of the Open House Fitness
Challenge which runs Oct. 13-15. See story
Page 3 for information on the SRC.
OPENHOUSE
an Odyssey
OCTOBER 13,14,15,1995
Take a trip to Mars
at Open House '95.
See story below for
more information.
UBC opens doors to
interplanetary travel
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
"Welcome aboard our sightseeing flight
to Mars. Today's destination is Valles
Marineris, a 5,000-kilometre-long canyon
that is the red planet's largest feature."
Science fiction? Not at UBC's Open
House.
Flights to Mars will be taking off regularly during the three-day event, Oct. 13-
15, in a new attraction in the Dept. of
Geophysics and Astronomy.
The exhibit, 2095: A Mars Odyssey, is
just one ofthe many science and technology events scheduled for Open House '95.
Visitors can see a dinosaur skeleton,
watch a recreation of major earthquakes
in Japan and California, create their own
mini-earthquakes, marvel at the chemistry magic show and soccer-playing robot
cars, learn about UBC experiments conducted aboard NASA space shuttles and
attend a talk by UBC Nobel Laureate
Michael Smith.
For the Mars voyage, visitors are first
led to the flight's boarding lounge, where
they will be briefed on conditions on the
Martian surface and the possibility of
encountering life.
They then board the UBC Spaceways
passenger shuttle. HMCS Tycho, for the
five-minute flight, with visuals provided
by a computer simulation on a giant
television screen.
Passengers will view a fly-over of Valles
Marineris, a vast Martian canyon that on
earth would stretch from Vancouver to
Halifax.
"It may not be a Steven Spielberg production, but we think it will look pretty
impressive," said Asst. Prof. Jaymie
Matthews. "We hope kids will get some
educational value out of it and that their
parents and other adults will have fun,
too."
Up on the roof of the Geophysics and
Astronomy building, weather permitting,
the UBC Observatory will offer safe, magnified views ofthe Sun's surface, including sunspots and other features.
Another display allows visitors to track
the Hubble Space Telescope as it orbits
the Earth and see some of its electronic
images being analysed by UBC astronomers and students.
In another attraction, billed as the
See MARS Page 2
Gilbert to head
Health Sciences
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
UBC's Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Prof. John
Gilbert of the School of Audiology and
Speech Sciences as co-ordinator of Health
Sciences for a five-year term which began
Sept. 1.
Gilbertjoined the Dept. of Pediatrics at
UBC in 1966 where he
was a Medical Research
Council post-doctoral
scholar from 1968 to
1972. He founded the
program in Audiology
and Speech Science.; in
1969, which became a
school in 1982, and
served as head until
1988. From 1985 to
1988 he also served as
acting director of the
School of Rehabilitation
Sciences.
"With wide-ranging
changes in mechanisms
for the provision of
health care, both provincially and federally,
the organization of programs in human
health at UBC is facing some interesting
challenges," Gilbert said. "It is my hope
that the office ofthe co-ordinator of Health
Sciences will be able to facilitate dialogue
among programs, agencies and governments involved in the training of health
professionals."
Gilbert received his undergraduate
education at the University of London
and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1963 for graduate studies at
Purdue University where he was also the
David Ross Research Fellow. He received
his PhD in Speech Science in 1966.
"John Gilbert brings extensive univer-
\
John Gilbert
sity health sciences experience, as well as
great energy and enthusiasm to the position," said Dr. William Webber, associate
vice-president. Academic, who has served
as co-ordinator of Health Sciences since
1992.
Gilbert has published widely on phonetic aspects of child language, has edited a book on speech and cortical functioning, and is co-editing a book of papers
on child language with
Carolyn Johnson of the
School of Audiology and
Speech Sciences. His
major research interests
include articulatory and
acoustic phonetics and
linguistic aphasiology.
He has been honoured by both his provincial and national professional associations
and was awarded the
medal for Outstanding
Professional Achievement by the Canadian
Association of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists in
1989. In 1993 he was
named one ofthe Outstanding Alumni in
the School of Liberal Arts by Purdue
University, and in 1995 he received a
UBC Faculty of Medicine Excellence in
Teaching Award.
He is a member of Senate, Graduate
Council, and the Co-ordinating Committee ofthe Institute for Hearing Accessibility Research. Gilbert currently chairs the
Senate Library Committee and is closely
associated with the Vancouver Foundation, serving on its Health and Welfare
committee and as chair of the Advisory
Committee of the B.C. Medical Services
Foundation. He is also a faculty member
of Green College.
Former judge receives
Great Trekker Award
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
Retired Provincial Court Judge Alfred
Scow, the first aboriginal person to graduate from UBC's Faculty of Law, is this
year's recipient of the Great Trekker Award.
Scow joins the ranks of outstanding
UBC alumni honoured by the Alma Mater
Society for their dedication to the university and service to the community. The
award was inaugurated in 1950.
Past recipients  include author and
See TREKKER Page 2
Home Page
Inside
Offbeat: Faculty, staff and students leave their mark on the World Wide Web
Antarctic Effort 4
UBC professors aim at co-ordinating Canadian research in the frozen south
Legal Beagle 5
Prof. Wes Pue contributes a western perspective to Canadian legal history
Saying No 8
A campaign takes aim at date rape, while women learn to protect themselves 2 UBC Reports ■ September 21, 1995
Letters
Group seeks to
improve climate
Editor:
We are faculty, staff,
students, administrators and
associations at the University
of British Columbia who
support the implementation of
measures to create an inclusive and non-discriminatory
climate at UBC. We wish to
work co-operatively with all
those, including the graduate
students and faculty in
political science, who are
Trekker	
Continued from Page 1
broadcaster Pierre Berton, politician Rosemary Brown and philanthropists Cecil and Ida Green.
The award commemorates the
students who in 1922 marched
from the original UBC campus
in Fairview to Point Grey protesting the lack of government action in
completing the new campus.
Born in Alert Bay, B.C., Scow
was the son of a hereditary chief
and eldest of 18 children. He
worked as a commercial fisherman for many years before completing his LLB. at UBC in 1961.
He was the first aboriginal
person to be called to the bar in
B.C., and later became the first
legally trained aboriginal judge
in the province.
Scow, 68, has worked as a
prosecutor for the city of New
Westminster, chaired a board of
review of the Workers' Compensation Board and was a commissioner with the Amerindian
Lands Commission with the governments of Canada and Guyana, South America.
He was appointed a provincial court judge in 1971, serving
in Vancouver and Prince Rupert.
Scow has also served on UBC's
Senate and the board of management of UBC's Alumni Association.
He will receive the Great
Trekker Award at a reception to
be held Oct. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in
the SUB Party Room. For tickets
and information, call 822-2050.
Mars
Continued from Page 1
Extra Galactic Demolition Derby,
visitors will "crash" galaxies into
one another using computer
simulations ofthe real-life event
in which galaxies pass through
each other, distorting the orbits
and positions of stars.
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university community. Letters must be signed and include an address
and phone number for verification. Please limit letters, which may be
edited for length, style and clarity, to 300 words. Deadline is 10 days
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healthy and open environment
in the university community.
If you share the goal of
improving the climate at UBC
and of promoting constructive
change throughout the institution, please support President
Strangway's efforts to address
issues of racism and sexism
and join the Coalition for an
Inclusive University by sending
your name and e-mail address to trew@unixg.ubc.ca
or fax 822-8777.
Maria Klawe, VP, Student
and Academic Services
Janice Boyle, President, AMS
Heidi Peterson,
President, GSS
Michael McDonald, Director,
Centre for Applied Ethics
Marsha Trew, Director,
Women Students' Office
Jo-Ann Archibald, Director,
First Nations House of
Learning
and 130 others
Academic freedom
conference proposed
President David Strangway
has asked UBC faculty and students to join him in sponsoring a
major national conference on
academic freedom and freedom
from discrimination and harassment.
The conference is one of the
ways the university is responding to the McEwen Report.
The report by Vancouver lawyer Joan McEwen, released in
June, found that there was "a
basis for allegations of pervasive
racism and sexism" in the Politi
cal Science Dept.
It has provoked an intense
nation-wide debate on issues
such as academic freedom and
discrimination in the classroom.
Strangway has asked the Faculty Association, Alma Mater
Society and Graduate Student
Society to join his office in jointly
sponsoring the conference.
He said that "in view of the
speakers we wish to invite and
the organization time required,"
the conference should be held in
February or March, 1996.
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UBC Reports is published twice monthly (monthly in
December, June, July and August) for the entire university
community by the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251
Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1.
Associate Director, University Relations: Steve Crombie
(Stephen.crombie@ubc.ca)
Managing Editor: Paula Martin(paula.martin@ubc.ca)
Editor/Production: Janet Ansell (janet.ansell@ubc.ca)
Contributors: Connie Filletti (connie.filletti@ubc.ca),
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Editorial and advertising enquiries: (604) 822-3131 (phone),
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UBC Reports welcomes the submission of letters and
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appropriate credit to UBC Reports. UBC Reports ■ September 21, 1995 3
Dave Thomson photo
Intramurals co-ordinator Nestor Korchinsky and campus recreation coordinator Sonya Lumholst-Smith prepare to tip-off the inaugural season of
play in the Student Recreation Centre. Building manager Blake Phillips
(centre) says that in terms of space and availability, the new facility will
quadruple the sport and recreation opportunities for the casual campus
athlete.
Offbeat
by staff writers
There's never been a shortage of self-expression on the Internet, but
the creative juices are really flowing on the World Wide Web, which
can transmit graphics, photos and sound as well as words.
Dozens of UBC faculty, staff and students have created personal home
pages, sites on the Web where the authors put together these elements to
tell the world about themselves.
"Since no one else would be crazy enough to publish my stuff, I'll do it
myself," says political science student
Bing Chow on his home page, summing
up the sentiments of many others.
What's on Chow's home page? A
resume, an out-of-date class schedule
and links to other Web sites around the
world, which can all be reached with
the click of a mouse. Most of these
other Web sites deal with his passions:
politics, television shows and
Volkswagens.
For the past six months University
Computing Services has allowed free
posting of home pages for a trial
period while they complete the
construction of new web services.
'There was a lot of demand from
people who wanted to put up web
home pages," said Chris Krusch,
manager of operating systems technical support at UCS. 'The quickest way
to meet the demand was to allow the free trial period while we were building the new services."
Some students who post home pages may be looking for jobs in the
computer industry, he added. It's certainly not hard to find resumes posted
and the sites themselves take some skill to produce.
But others may just like having their moment in the spotlight. After all,
any one of the millions of Internet users around the world could drop by for
a visit.
"Here's what I like to do on the weekend," says student Tim Daniels on
his home page, displaying a colour photo of a glider in flight.
Paul Lawrence, a producer/director at UBC Telecentre, has links to
Seattle coffee houses and the Mary Tyler Moore web site on his home page.
There are also links to television theme music sound bytes and something
called the Strawberry Pop-tart Blow-Torch.
Philip Feeley, on a more earnest note, has links to Web sites dealing with
progressive politics, like Amnesty International, Z Magazine, and PeaceNet.
James Ko, on the other hand, is content to put up his resume and the
slogan "Engineers rule the world."
New Rec Centre
gives students 'fun'
place to work out
Mark it on your calendar: Oct. 13, 10
a.m., Maclnnes Field. That's the official
kickoff for Open House '95. It's also the
official opening of UBC's newest
playground.
The $9-million Student Recreation
Centre (SRC) will be the backdrop for a
brief ceremony ushering in three days of
informative Open House fun.
Sonya Lumholst-Smith, principal of
recreation in the university's Intramural
Sports and Recreation Program, said the
timing is perfect to cut the ribbon and let
students and visitors get acquainted with
what the centre has to offer.
"Fun is the central theme," said
Lumholst-Smith. 'This is the one place
where we hope students will feel totally
carefree and at ease with themselves.
They paid for it, it's their playground."
The SRC is the largest campus building
project to date funded voluntarily by
students. Their $4.5-million contribution
was matched by the provincial
government.
Through its clubs, tournaments,
special events, instructional classes,
outdoor equipment rentals and health
and fitness activities, the intramural and
recreation program attracts up to 20,000
staff and students annually.
Intramurals co-ordinator Nestor
Korchinsky says the centre effectively
doubles the space available for league
basketball and volleyball which last year
had 94 and 180 teams respectively. In
total, close to 5,000 people each week
took part in six league sports which also
include ultimate(frisbee football), floor
hockey, ice hockey and soccer.
More importantly, says building
manager Blake Phillips, the centre
quadruples space for those 'rookie'
athletes who don't necessarily want to be
a part of an organized group but just want
to play whenever they feel like it.
"Imagine 200 people packed into the
Osborne facility trying to play drop-in
volleyball and you'll understand what
we've been up against," said Blake. "And
it's not the league people that are playing
drop-in sports either, it's a whole different
component lo the student body."
Anchoring the SRC building is a 1,620
square-metre gym floor topped by a 14
metre-high ceiling. The floor space can be
configured into 12 badminton courts, six
volleyball, three basketball or three futsal
(indoor soccer) surfaces.
The highlight ofthe downstairs level is
the so-called 'BirdCoop.' a 720-square-
metre room filled with innovative weight
training apparatus and aerobic machines
for people of all ages and abilities.
Lumholst-Smith says the BirdCoop is on
track to doubling last year's membership
of 2,500 and she encourages new
members to join from off campus.
'The coop will be a fun environment for
men, women, young and old," said
Lumholst-Smith, who pointed out that
the old weight room in the War Memorial
Gym was voted the fourth most popular
place to socialize on campus behind The
Pit, SUB and Yum Yums.
Featured prominently in the BirdCoop
is something called a Treadwall. The
revolving, four-metre high climbing
surface, with removable hand and
footholds, allows rock climbers to hone
their skills without ever getting more
than a half metre off the ground. It can
also be tilted to simulate overhangs for
ambitious thrill seekers.
Separate spaces surrounding the Bird
Coop include a 144-square-metre martial
arts studio complete with mats and
mirrors, a 200-square-metre dance studio
with sprung floor and ample
administrative space for Canada's largest
intramural sport and recreation program.
There is also a sizeable work and seminar
area for the more than 120 volunteers
who help run the various programs each
year.
The centre is open 9 a.m. to 11:30
p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on
weekends. For more information on drop-
in times call 822-6000.
Rick Hansen and Tricia Smith, chair of
the University Athletic Council, will
unleash a design of balloons in the shape
of the Open House wave to kick off the
three-day celebration.
United Way campaign
looks to UBC for support
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
United Way kicks off its annual UBC
campaign on Oct. 2 and organizers are
encouraging members ofthe campus community to get involved.
"UBC has one of the largest employee
groups in the Lower Mainland and
has been a leader in supporting
United Way's 93 member agencies and community services
throughout the region," said
Bob Philip, chair of the UBC
campaign and director of Athletics and Sport Services.
Last year, through fund-
raising activities and individual donations, UBC contributed $272,000 toward
United Way's general campaign total of
$19.1 million. The goal for the 1995 UBC
campaign is $300,000.
Louise Shaw, co-ordinator of the campus campaign, said faculty and staff will
receive pledge forms in the mail soon to
encourage participation.
"Employees who decide to donate to
United Way through payroll deduction
United VW^y
have a significant impact on the campaign total," she said.
"We're also working to get more employees involved in the planning of campus-wide events. Events as simple as a
bake sale or car wash help us toward the
goal while also raising awareness on campus."
Employees can donate through a
payroll deduction plan, by credit
card or by cheque.
United Way ofthe Lower Mainland is a volunteer-led, registered charitable organization
that focuses on needs in the
Lower Mainland. Last year.
500,000 people received assistance from community services.
Donors can designate their donation
to a specific charity through United Way
or the donation will be directed to an area
of need. United Way's low administration
costs mean 96 cents of every dollar donated goes to agencies and services.
For information on the campaign,
which runs until November 3, or to become a United Way campaign volunteer,
call 822-1995. 4 UBC Reports ■ September 21, 1995
Profs take aim at
co-ordinating
Canada's Antarctic
research program
by Charles Ker
Staff writer
Since the turn of the century
when explorers first began mapping the Antarctic, Canadian
scientists have relied on good
contacts and good luck to conduct research down under. With
no base of operations to work
from, Canadian
researchers
have tagged ^^^^^*"i
along with research teams
from other
countries and
depended on
them for food,
transportation,
shelter and supplies.
"It's been
pretty much a
free-for-all with
Canadians go-      	
ing cap in hand
to    whomever
they could find was making the
passage," said UBC Psychologist Peter Suedfeld.
Suedfeld, who studies how
humans adapt to isolation and
harsh climates, counts himself
as one ofthe lucky ones. During
the last eight years he has made
the trek as part of a U.S. -Canada
team funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. He
says scientists whose work may
be important,  but who don't
"There is a large
Canadian presence
in the Antarctic
but it is almost
completely
invisible because
it is so diffuse."
- Peter Suedfeld
manage to hook up with a national program of another country, often get left behind.
"A lot of Canadian researchers and companies are missing
opportunities that, had they
known about, they might have
benefited from," he said. "There
is a large Canadian presence in
the Antarctic but it is almost
completely in-
^^^^^^^^ visible because it
is so diffuse."
As head ofthe
fledgling Canadian Antarctic-
Research Program (CARP),
Suedfeld wants
to bring some
order to Canadian research
efforts in the region.
Since its  in-
 ception   in  the
spring of 1993.
CARP has established contact with a number of
private firms that are interested
in the area. An Antarctic data
base is being set up with the help
of the Canadian Polar Commission detailing various international initiatives that Canadians
might want, to pursue.
John Stager, professor emeritus in UBC's Geography Dept.,
serves on the commission which
oversees all Canadian commercial and research activities in
UBC Psychologist Peter Suedfeld (left) and Dennis Stossel of Environment Canada on the
Antarctic Peninsula. Suedfeld, UBC Biologist Peter Hochachka and Prof. Emeritus John
Stager are part of an effort to co-ordinate Canadian research efforts in the Antarctic
the Arctic and Antarctic. Stager
says research carried out on both
poles is vital to monitoring environmental issues such as global
warming or the earth's depleted
ozone layer. On the medical front,
he points to Antarctic research
by UBC Biologist Peter
Hochachka, which sheds light
on how some people and animals can survive at very low
temperatures and with little oxygen.
Suedfeld. together wilh CARP
colleague Hochachka, are helping negotiate shared office, laboratory and living arrangements
in Antarctica between Canada
and several other countries.
The continent is populated by
about 400 people from 20 countries during the winter. Canada
has a fluctuating contingent of
between 10-20 researchers in
any given year.
The largest ofthe close to 20
research stations is the U.S.
McMurdo station, which balloons from 200 people in winter (Feb.- Oct.) to almost 1,300
in (he summer. Most stations
are situated on the milder and
more accessible Antarctic Peninsula, with only a handful of
stations, including McMurdo
and the U.S.-operated
Amundsen-Scott South Pole
Station, on the continent.
The need for a more coordinated Canadian presence
in the Antarctic is made more
critical by looming federal
cutbacks in the government's
Arclic research support program.
Suedfeld said some researchers may want to transfer or expand their operation
to the Antarctic. He adds that
attention must be paid to
cost -efficient ways for including foreign scientists, who
normally work in the Antarctic, in Canadian Arctic research projects.
"CARP is hoping to facilitate
both these initiatives." he said.
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Profile
The Bar Uncloaked
Prof. Wes Pue interrogates legal history
by Charles Ker
Staff writer
Is contemporary Canadian legal
history dry?
Stonefaced, Prof. Wes Pue fiddles
with an empty Starbucks cup and
contemplates an appropriate response.
"I don't think so." says Pue, holder of
Canada's one-and-only academic chair
on the topic. "I try to infuse legal
history with an awareness of what is
happening in society at a given point in
time and bring a full social understanding to it. It's only as dry as life
itself."
That's not to say Pue's exploration of
this country's legal heritage hasn't been
without frustration. James Alkins'
opening address to the Manitoba law
school in 1914 is a case in point. From
his lectern, the founding president of
the Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
gave a lengthy sermon to students on
the need for temperance and good
working habits but neglected to mention anything about curricula, the way
a law school should be organized or the
professional vision shared by school
founders. In short, there was not much
for Pue to sink his scholarly teeth into.
Or was there?
Resisting an inclination to dismiss
Aikins as a foaming-at-the-mouth fool,
Pue realized there was reason behind
the babble. For Pue, the speech captured an intensely moral vision associated with the origins of contemporary
legal education.
'The initiative behind the CBA and
spearheading reforms of legal education in Canada was directed at creating
better people and was to be a life-
transforming experience." Pue explains.
'They wanted good people coming in
and they wanted to make them better
people by their own standards. It was a
very ambitious project at social integration." .!...
Pue, 40, has been the Nemetz
Professor of Legal History at UBC since
1993. However, only in the last decade
has he turned his critical eye on the
Canadian legal scene, particularly on
western Canadian lawyers in the 20th
century.
According to him. there are two ways
of approaching the study of any
profession in history: one is by looking
at the institutions, organizations and
elite thinkers like Aikins: the other
approach is to examine the dissidents
to find out how they were reacting to
leadership attempts to shape the
profession in certain ways.
"You only get a partial social vision
by single soureing," said Pue. The
advantage of studying rebels within a
profession is that they provide the
parameters of debate by documenting
their oppositions and concerns others
might take for granted."
In the case of the British Bar in the
mid- to late-19th century - Pue's
research focus as a doctoral student at
York University and a faculty member
at Carleton University - there were
ample supplies of dissident documentation to "interrogate."
By all accounts, the organized Bar
during this period was an out-of-date,
self-perpetuating oligarchy whose
members cared more about hosting
dinners and getting on with their own
practice than creating a modern
regulatory profession. Pue's rebel-
Charles Ker photo
Prof. Wes Pue is the only person working consistently in western
Canada on the history of the legal profession.
rousting produced  such research
articles as Moral Panic at the English
Bar: Paternal vs. Commercial Ideologies
of Legal Practices in the 1860s (1990);
Rebels at the Bar: English Barristers
and the County Courts in the 1850s
(1988) and Exorcising Professional
Demons: Charles Rann Kennedy and
the Transition to the Modern Bar (1987).
Since beginning his historical
interrogations of Canada's legal landscape in the late 1980s, Pue has looked
primarily at the profession from the top
down and is saving the scrutiny of
rebels for later. Current research
projects analyse CBA attempts to
create social order through a more
structured, coherent legal profession.
One such project is a chapter.
Lawyers and the Constitution of Political
Society: Containing Radicalism and
Maintaining Order in Prairie Canada
(19001930). for a U.S. publication due
out next year on legal professions and
political liberalism. Rather than cast
lawyers as unscrupulous money-
grabbers out to create a monopoly. Pue
says lawyers have had a hand in
spreading liberal principles.
At the same time, the professor is
also working on a paper documenting
the historical arguments used by
Canadian lawyers today to justify why
they should be exempt from Canadian
regulation - historical arguments which
Pue repudiates as "utter and complete
nonsense."
But the history of the Canadian legal
profession still remains an empty book
in terms of basic research.
Unlike Britain or the U.S., Canada
doesn't have biographies of great
judges and lawyers nor does it have
intellectual histories of these people.
With 10 provinces, two territories and
200 years of history, historians have
barely scratched the surface. Even the
CBA itself has eluded historical scrutiny.
Pue says Canadians have an unfortunate tendency to trace the history of
their country's legal profession back to
England at the time of the Magna Carta
and to assume nothing significant has
happened or changed this century.
Nothing could be further from the
truth.
While the English Bar was being
provoked into reform by rebels, the
CBA was busy cajoling law societies
across the country into taking active
steps towards recruitment, training
and regulations for practicing lawyers.
Under Aikins tenure from 1914-29, the
CBA conducted the first nation-wide
study oflegal education, created the
first code of professional conduct for
Canadian lawyers and was instrumental in creating eight law schools.
Pue is co-editor and one of 21
contributors to Canada's Legal Inheritances,  due out in October. The book is
the first attempt ever to produce a
reader on Canadian legal history from
east to west and north to south. It
covers First Nations legal issues,
Acadian legal systems and those from
early Quebec through to present-day B.C.
As the only person working consistently in western Canada on the history
of the legal profession, it's perhaps not
surprising for Pue to note that the
production of legal history to date has
had a regional bias in favour of Quebec, Ontario and Atlantic Canada.
Overlooked is the fact that, led by
Aikins from Winnipeg, the CBA was
dominated by westerners for the first
20 years of its existence.
The development of legal education
in eastern Canada has been documented to the point where people
assumed that the undergraduate
program at  the University of Toronto
was unique in the country. In fact.
UBC had an extensive legal education
program in everything but name from
1919 through to the fotinding of the
law school in 1945.
Pue just finished two years of
research which resulted in Lau> School:
The Story of Legal Education in British
Columbia, The release of the 300-plus-
page book, lavishly illustrated with
some 80 archival photos, coincides
with the 50th birthday of UBC's
Faculty of Law.
That Henry Angus, an economist
and trained lawyer, provided a general
legal education for undergraduate
students in the Faculty of Arts 20 years
before the law faculty came into being, is
just one ofthe surprises Pue discovered.
He also points to the commitment
shown by B.C. lawyers in maintaining
two law schools in Vancouver and
Victoria, the latter of which dissolved in
the 1920s while the former remained
open until the outbreak of the Second
World War. Both schools were started
at the same time as university schools
were founded in Saskatoon, Edmonton
and Winnipeg and professional schools
in Regina and Calgary.
"Despite being part-time institutions
at best with no university affiliation or
the luxury of full-time staff,   the early
B.C. schools did a pretty good job at
providing a structured education." says
Pue. _^_
William Esson, Chief Justice ofthe
Supreme Court of British Columbia,
will bestow honorary degrees on 23
B.C. graduates of those early professional schools at a ceremony in the
Law Courts Great Hall.  The special
convocation on Oct. 13 is part ofthe
law school's 50th anniversary celebrations taking place Oct. 12-14 as part of
UBC Open House.
Having completed Law School. Pue's
time is taken up teaching, writing and
trying to stay on top of the range of
disciplines which are constantly
influencing his field of research.
Says Pue: "There is no natural
sealed category of pristinely legal
matters to which study ofthe history of
law can or should be confined. Intellectual, social and political historv.
sociology, anthropology', legal studies,
feminist scholarship, geography,
political studies and literature - it
relates to them all." 6 UBC Reports ■ September 21, 1995
Calendar
September 24 through October 7
Sunday, Sept. 24
Continuing Studies Lecture
New Work. Frithjof Bergmann, U
of Michigan. Curtis 101/102,
9:30am-4:30pm. Continued from
Sept. 23. $95. Call 822-1450.
Monday, Sept. 25
Mechanical Engineering
Seminar
Geo-thermal Energy - Potential
For UBC Campus. Dr. M.
Ghomshei and T. Sadlier-Brown,
Geothermal Energy Consultants.
CEME 1202, 3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-3904.
BC Cancer Agency Seminar
Exploiting The Genomic Data
Base OfThe Worm (C. Elegans).
Dr. David Baillie, Biological Sciences, SFU. BC Cancer Research
Centre Lecture Theatre. 601 W.
10th. at 12 noon. Call 877-6152.
Science and Society
Sociology And Ethics Of
Cyberspace. David Lyon. Dept. of
Sociology, Queen's U. Green College recreation lounge, 8-10pm.
Call 822-6067.
Tuesday, Sept. 26
Electrical Systems Course
Fire Alarm And Emergency Systems Application And Installation Requirements. DaveJackson
and Ark Tsisserev. To Nov. 16.
This course is intended to provide a detailed study of application and installation criteria for
all electrical systems pertaining
to the life safety requirements
mandated by the NBCC. CEME
1202, 7:-9:30pm. $600. Call822-
3347. Fax 822-3449.
Animal Science Seminar
Series
The Effects Of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons On Bald Eagles In
British Columbia. John Elliot,
PhD student, Dept. of Animal
Science. MacMillan 158,
12:30pm. Coffee and cookies. Call
822-4593.
Seminar
Reports Of UFO Sightings In
Western Canada. Mark
Wilkinson, PhD candidate, Dept.
of Botany. BioSciences 2000.
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Seminar
Temperatures In The Western
Eurasian Basin 1964-1994: Reversing Thermometers,
Thermistors, And The Trans-Arctic Acoustic Propagation Experiment. Dr. R. Pawlowicz.
BioSciences 1465, 3:30pm. Call
822-2821.
Lectures in Modern
Chemistry
Catalyst-Assisted Chemical Heat
Pump: Present State Of Development And Future. Prof. Yasukazu
Saito, Dept. of Industrial Chemistry, Science University of Tokyo, Japan. Chemistry 250 south
wing, lpm. Refreshments served
from 12:40pm. Call 822-3266.
Cecil and Ida Green Visiting
Professor Seminar
Writing Biography. Prof. Ann
Saddlemyer, former Master of
Massey College, U of T. Green
College, Graham House, 7:30pm.
Call 822-5675.
Identification Clinic
Museum Staff Help Identify Your
Objects And Provide Conserva
tion Advice. Museum of Anthropology 217, 7-8:30pm. Call in ad
vance to inform staff of what you
are bringing. Call 822-5087.
1995 Murrin Lectures
An End To Endings: Postmodemity
As A Religious System. Dr. David
Lyon, Head, Sociology. Queen's U.
Hebb Theatre. 4:30pm. Call 822-
3268.
Colloquium
Ethical Aftermath Of Incentive
Compatible Devices. Peter
Danielson, Philosophy and Centre
for Applied Ethics. Angus 413, 4-
6pm. Call 822-5139.
Wednesday, Sept. 27
1995 Murrin Lectures
Beginnings For Beginners: Christian Thought In A New Global Order. Dr. David Lyon, Head. Sociology, Queen's U. Hebb Theatre,
4:30pm. Call 822-3268.
Cecil and Ida Green Visiting
Professor Lecture
J.M. Synge, Lady Gregory And The
Early Abbey Theatre. Prof. Ann
Saddlemyer, former Master of
Massey College, U of T. Buchanan
A-104. Call 822-5675.
Lecture
Telescope Making. Learn To Build
Your Own Powerful And Easy-To-
Use Astronomical Telescope. Runs
for 12 Wednesdays. Gary Seronik.
Lecturer at HR MacMillan Planetarium. HR MacMillan Planetarium, 1100 Chestnut St, 7:30-
9:30pm. Sponsored by Continuing Studies. $150. Call 822-1450.
Microbiology and
Immunology Seminar Series
Characterization Of A Novel TAP
Transporter. Dr. Reiner
Gabathuler, Biotechnology Laboratory. Wesbrook 201, 12-1:30pm.
Call 822-3308.
Issues in Post-Secondary
Education
The Roles Of Competencies And
Credentials In Post-Secondary
Education. Graham Debling, BCIT.
Geeen College recreation lounge.
2-6pm. Call 822-6067.
19th Century Colloquium
Series
An Evening On Nietzsche. Andrew
Busza, English Dept.. Richard
Kurth, Music Dept., Steven
Taubeneck, Germanic Studies.
Green College recreation lounge.
8-10pm. Call 822-6067.
Noon Hour Concert
Steve Christofferson Trio, jazz.
Music Recital Hall, 12:30pm. Admission $2.50. Call 822-5574.
Ecology and Centre for
Biodiversity Research
Seminars
Avian Life History Evolution: Alternative And New Hypotheses
Tested By The Comparative
Method. Tom Martin. Wildlife Cooperative, U of Montana. Host, Dr.
Judy Myers. Family/Nutritional
Sciences 60, 4:30pm. Cookies in
coffee room Hut B8. 4:10pm. Call
822-3957.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Tumours of the Hand. Dr. P.T.
Gropper, Dr. G. Hawk. Chairman
Dr. Peter C. Wing. Eye Care Centre
Auditorium. 7am. Call 875-4272.
Surgery Grand Rounds
Staging And Management of
Gastroesophageal Reflux. Dr.
Andre Duranceau. Surgery. U ot
Montreal. GF Strong Auditorium.
4255 Laurel St., 7a.m. Call 875-
4136.
Centre for Southeast Asian
Research Seminar
The Dark Side Of Paradise: Political Violence In Bali. Dr. Geoffrey
Robinson. Political Science. Asian
Centre 604. 12:30-1:30pm. Call
822-2629.
Geography Colloquium
Remapping Tutira: Contours In
The Environmental History Of New
Zealand. Dr. Graeme Wynn. Geography. Geography 201, 3:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-4929.
Frederick Wood Theatre
Performance
To Have by Julius Hay, directed by
John Juliani. Runs to Oct. 7.
Frederic Wood Theatre, 8:00pm.
Call 822-2678 or 822-3880. Subscription rates: weekdays adults
$39.students and seniors $26.
Weekend adults $45 students and
seniors $32. Individual tickets:
weekdays adults $ 12 students and
seniors $8. Weekends adults $14
students and seniors $ 10. Preview
Wed. 2 for $12.
Thursday, Sept. 28
Faculty Development
Seminar
Developing A Teaching Dossier For
Tenure, Promotion And Reflection.
William Webber and Gail Riddell.
Faculty Development Seminar
Room, basement, David Lam
Building, 3-5pm. Free. Call 822-
9149 to register and for information.
Multimedia Seminar
Confused About What Authoring
Program To Use To Create Your
Multimedia Project? The pros and
cons of "Authorware," "Director,"
"Toolbook," "Supercard" and "Oracle Media Objects" will be presented by faculty and staff experienced in using these tools. University Services Building, south end,
TELEcentre, l-2pm. Call 822-
3062.
Biostatistics Seminar
Air Quality And Health: Studies Of
Ozone Exposure And Respiratory
Health Effects In The Fraser Valley. Dr. Michael Brauer, Dept. of
Medicine - Respiratory Div. and
Occupational Hygiene Program.
CSCI 301, 4-5:30pm. Call 822-
0570.
CRESP Seminar
Using The Survey Of Labour And
Income Dynamics For Social And
Labour Market Policy Research.
Co-sponsored by Centre for Research on Economic and Social
Policy and BC Ministry of Skills,
Training, and Labour. Maryanne
Webber, Statistics Canada.
Buchanan B332, l:30-3:30pm. i
Call 822-5608.
Green College Seminar
Contemporary Furniture Design.
Michael Fortune, Designer. Green
College recreation lounge, 5:30-
6:30pm. Call 822-6067.
Physics CoUoquium
Geometric Phases And The Separation OfThe Real World. Michael
Berry. U of Bristol. Hennings 201,
4pm. Call 822-3853.
SDRI's Lecture Series.
Achieving A Sustainable Society: Reconciling Ecological Carrying Capacity And Human Welfare. John B. Robinson. Director. Sustainable Development
Research Institute. Woodward
IRC. room 3. 12:30-1:30pm. Call
822-9376.
Graduate Studies
Information Day
Representatives from the Faculty
of Graduate Studies, the Graduate Student Society. UVic, and
SFU. SUB auditorium: displays in
ballroom. 12:30-2:30pm. Call822-
9546.
Canadian Studies Workshop
Border Crossing In The Pacific
Northwest. Laurie Ricou. English.
Green College small dining room
at 8pm. Call 822-5193. Workshop
attendees are welcome to join us
for dinner in the Green College
Dining Hall beforehand. Call 822-
0912 two days ahead to book.
Workshop
TAing On A Multicultural Campus. Participate in a cross-cultural simulation and develop solutions and strategies for working in
multicultural classrooms.
Christina Pikios and Katherine
Beaumont. ITRC, Continuing
Studies. International House,
lower lounge, 5:30-8:30pm. Call
822-1437.
Women, Children and Youth
HIV/AIDS Conference
To Sept. 30. Sponsors: Continuing
Education in the Health Sciences.
Coast Plaza at Stanley Park. Call
822-4965 or fax 822-4835.
Friday, Sept. 29
Health Care and
Epidemiology Rounds
Development And Evaluation Of
Injury Prevention Systems. Dr.
Joycelyn Pedder, President, RONA
Kinetics. Mather 253, 9-10am.
Free. Paid parking in B Lot. Call
822-2772.
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Current Status Of Liver Transplantation. Dr. EmilChuang, Gastroenterology, Children's Hospital
of Philadelphia. GF Strong Auditorium, 9am. Call 875-2307.
Cecil and Ida Green Visiting
Professor Seminar
Women Writing And Working In
The Canadian Theatre. Prof. Ann
Saddlemyer. former Master of
Massey College, U of T. Buchanan
Penthouse, 3:30pm. Call 822-5675.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar Series
Ergonomic Design Of LtftlngTasks:
Fact And Fiction. Steve Wiker,
Assoc. Prof., Ergonomics Lab, U of
Washington. UBC Hospital,
Koerner Theatre G279, 12:30-
1:30pm. Free. Call 822-9595.
Weekly Seminar
The Effect of Shear On The Misci-
bility    Of    Polymer    Blends.
Anastasios Koumoutsakos, Grad
Student. Dept. of Chemical Engineering. ChemEng 206. 3:30pm.
Call 822-3238.
President's Lecture in
History
Vichy And The Nazi Occupation
Of France: Accommodation Or
Collaboration. Dr. Philippe
Burrin. Institut Universitairedes
Hautes Etudes Internationales,
Geneva. Switzerland. Buchanan
Penthouse. 12:30pm. Call 822-
2561.
Special Public Physics
Lecture
UnweavingThe Rainbow. Michael
Berry. Royal Society Professor, U
of Bristol. Hennings 200,
12:30pm. Call 822-3273.
Mathematics Colloquium
Braids. Dr. Dale Rolfsen, Mathematics. Math 104, 3:30pm. Refreshments at 3:15pm in Math
Annex. Call 822-2666.
Theoretical Chemistry
Seminars
Aspects Of Quantum State Survival. Dr. R.F. Snider, Chemistry. Chemistry D402 (centre
block), 4pm. Call 822-3266.
Faculty of Law Friday Noon
Faculty Seminar
Deconstructing The Deficit: The
Power Of Technical Knowledge In
Fiscal Law And Policy. Prof Lisa
Philipps. Faculty of Law, UVic.
Curtis faculty conference room,
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-3403.
Lecture/Slide Show
The Blackwood Etchings. One of
Canada's best known artists explores Newfoundland culture
through his etchings made from
1963 to the present. David
Blackwood. Buchanan A106,
12:30pm. Tickets are free but
must be picked up in advance at
the UBC Bookstore. Call 822-
0587.
Saturday, Sept. 30
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Out Of A Medium's Mouth: WB
Yeats And His Wife George Create "A Vision." Prof Ann
Saddlemyer. former Master of
Massey College, U of T. Woodward
IRC, lecture hall 2. 8:15pm. Call
822 3131.
Monday, Oct. 2
Faculty Development
Seminar
Discrimination And Harassment.
Margaret Sarkissian and John
Shapiro.  Faculty Development
HUBC REPORTS
CALENDAR POLICY AND DEADLINES
The UBC Reports Calendar lists university-related or
university-sponsored events on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland.
Calendar items must be submitted on forms available from the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310-6251 Cecil
Green Park Road, Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1. Phone:
822-3131. Fax: 822-2684. Please limit to 35 words.
Submissions for the Calendar's Notices section may be
limited due to space.
Deadline for the October 5 issue of UBC Reports —
which covers the period October 8 to October 21 — is
noon, September 26. UBC Reports ■ September 21, 1995 7
Calendar
September 24 through October 7
Seminar Room, basement, David
Lam Building. 2-4pm. Free. Call
822-1949 to register.
Seminar
Molecular Analysis Of Macular
Degenerations: Sorsby's Fundus
Dystrophy. Dr. Bernard Weber.
Institute for Human Genetics, U
of Wiirzburg, Germany.
Woodward IRC#4. 3:45pm. Refreshments served at 3:30pm.
Call 822-9871.
Mechanical Engineering
Seminar
Precision Engineering. D.
Gelbart. President, Creo Products Inc. CEME 1202. 3:30-
4:30pm. Refreshments. Call822-
3904.
Lecture
New Passages. Best-selling author Gail Sheehy on coping with
and enjoying life after 50.
Woodward IRC #2. 7:30pm. Tickets are free but must be picked
up in advance at the UBC Bookstore. Call 822-0587.
Tuesday, Oct. 3
Oral Biology Seminar
Role Of Fibroblast Cytoskeleton
In Periodontal Homeostasis. Dr.
Christopher A.G. McCulloch.
Prof. MRC Group in Periodontal
Physiology. Faculty of Dentistry.
U of T. Macdonald" 132. S. Wah
Leung Conference Room. 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-4486.
Seminar
Virtual Latitude - Slope, Aspect,
and Arctic Plant Communities.
Stephan Resting, MSc candidate.
Botany, Dept. of Botany and Centre for Biodiversity Research.
BioSciences 2000, 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Animal Science Seminar
Series
Evaluation Of Antisperm
Monoclonal Antibodies As
Biomarkers To Assess Bull
Sperm Capacitation. Acrosome
Reaction And Fertility In-Vitro.
J.D. Ambrose. PhD candidate.
Animal Science. MacMillan 158.
12:30pm. Coffee and cookies
provided. Call 822-4593.
Environmental Programs
Seminar
International Law Of The Sea:
Salmon And The West Coast Crisis. Richard Paislev. Westwater.
Woodward 5. 12:30pm. Call 822-
8759.
Colloquium
Intertemporal Population Ethics:
Critical-Level Utilitarian Principles. Charles Blackorby, David
Donaldson, Walter Bossert. Economics Dept. Angus 413, 4-6pm.
Call 822-5139.
Green College Speaker
Series
Literary-Musical Bibliography:
Music For Shakespeare. Bryon
Gooch. English. Reception.
Green College. Graham House.
4:45-5:30pm. Talk, Green College recreation lounge. 5:30-
6:30pm. Call 822-6067.
Lectures in Modern
Chemistry
Self-Assembling Structures. Prof.
John Sherman. Chemistry-
Chemistry 250, (south wing),
lpm. Refreshments served from
12:40pm. Call 822-3266.
MOA Lecture
Understanding Cultural Identities Through   Performing Arts.
Cherif Khaznadar, Institute of
World Cultures and International
Centre for Ethnoscenology of
UNESCO. MOA, 7:30pm. Co-sponsored by Alliance Franchise de
Vancouver. Call 822-5087.
Faculty Women's Club
Meeting
Experiences Of Yesterday's And
Today's Women Students. A panel
discussion. Barbara Guttman-
Gee. Marsha Trew. Cecil Green
Park House, 10am. Refreshments
to follow. Call 228-1116.
Wednesday, Oct. 4
Ecology and Centre for
Biodiversity Research
Seminars
Quantifying The Precautionary
Principle - Marine Mammals. Doug
DeMaster. Fisheries, U of Washington, Seattle. Host: Dr. Judy
Myers. Family/Nutritional Sciences 60. 4:30pm. Cookies in hut
B8, 4:10pm. Call 822-3957.
Microbiology and
Immunology Seminar Series
Molecular Liaisons With CD45, A
Tyrosine Phosphatase Involved In
T Cell Activation. Dr. Pauline
Johnson, Microbiology and Immunology. Wesbrook 201, 12-1:30pm.
Call 822-3308.
Pro-Seminar for PhD
students in Interdisciplinary
Studies
Imagining Disparate Disciplines.
Green College recreation lounge,
4-5:30pm. Call 822-6067.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Thromboembolism And Its Prevention In Trauma. Dr. William Geerts.
Sunnybrook. Toronto. Chairman
Dr. P.C. Wing. Vancouver Hospital
Eye Care Auditorium, 7am. Call
875-4272.
Noon Hour Concert
Nancy Dinovo. violin, Monica Pfau,
piano. Music Recital Hall.
12:30pm. Admission $2.50. Call
822-5574.
Green College Seminar
Representing North. UBC's Research Team on Race, Gender and
the Construction of Canada. Green
College recreation lounge. 8-10pm.
Call 822-6067.
Thursday, Oct. 5
Board of Governors Meeting
Open session begins at 9am. Old
Administration Bldg., Board and
Senate Room, 6328 Memorial Rd.
Faculty Development
Seminar
Promoting TA/Faculty Communi-
cation. Clarissa Green, Lyle
Courtney, Janice Johnson. Faculty Development Seminar Room,
Basement, David Lam Bldg. 3-
5:30pm. Free. Call 822-9149 to
register.
Physics Colloquium
Enslaving The Quantum Environment. Philip Stamp, Physics.
Hennings 201, 4pm. Call 822-
3853.
Continuing Studies Lecture
International Scene. This series
presents up-to-date perspectives
on world events and politics. Runs
6 Thursdays. Dr. John Conway,
Dr. Geoffrey Hainsworth. Dr. D.
Elkins, Dr. K. Mickelson. UBC.
Hotel Georgia. 801 W. Georgia.
12:05-1:30pm. $65. Bring lunch.
Call 822-1450.
CHSPR Seminar
A National Women's Health Policy
in Australia. Gwen Gray. PhD,
Dept. Political Sciences, Facultyof
Arts, Australian National U. Sponsored by Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. IRC 4th
Floor. 12-lpm. Call 822-4969.
Comparative Literature
Lecture
How Difficult Is It To Change The
Past? Time Travel, Parallel Works
And The Dynamics Of Alternate
History. Geoffrey Winthrop-Young,
Germanic Studies. Green College
recreation lounge, 5-6:30pm. Call
822-6067.
Concert
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
Martin Berinbaum. director. UBC
Old Auditorium, 12:30pm. Free.
Call 822-3113.
Poetry Reading
Canadian poet Rudy Wiebe.
Graduate Student Centre, Thea's.
7:30pm. Tickets are free but must
be picked up in advance at UBC
Bookstore. Call 822-0587.
Friday, Oct. 6
Health Care and
Epidemiology Rounds
Multicultural Change In Health
Services Delivery. Ruth Coles. Director, Multicultural Programs and
Social Work, Mt. St. Joseph's Hospital. Mather 253. 9- 10am. Free.
Paid parking available in B Lot.
Call 822-2772.
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Head Injury: Controversies And
Current Research, Dr. Peter
Skippen, Pediatrics Intensive Care
Unit, B.C.'s Children's Hosp. GF
Strong Auditorium, 9am. Call 875-
2307.
Theoretical Chemistry
Seminars
An Integral Equation Approach To
Surface Excess Thermodynamics.
Dr. N. Cann. Chemistry. Chemistry D402 (centre block). 4pm. Call
822-3266.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar Series
Assessment Of Past Exposure To
Elf Electric And Magnetic Fields At
Electrical Utilities: A Task-Based
Approach. Jan Deadman, Faculty
Lecturer. Department of Occupational Health. McGill U. UBC Hosp..
Koerner Theatre. Room G279,
12:30-1:30pm. Free. Call 822-9595.
Law Faculty Seminar
Dagenais v. CBC: Testing The Su
preme Court's Experimental Hypotheses. Dr. James Ogloff. Psychology. SFU. Curtis, facultv conference room. 12:30-1:30pm. Call
822-3403.
Weekly Seminar
Lignin As Fuel For The Kraft Process Lime Kiln. Dr. A.P. Watkinson,
Head, Chemical Engineering.
ChemEng 206, 3:30pm. Call 822-
3238.
Concert
Contemporary Players. Stephen
Chatman. director. Music Recital
Hall, 12:30pm. Free. Call 822-5574.
Saturday, October 7
Vancouver Institute Lecture
No Vancouver Institute Lecture
on Thanksgiving weekend.
Notices
Facial Acne Study
UBC Division of Dermatology is
seeking participants 18-35 years
of age, moderate acne, able to attend 4 visits over a 12-week period. Honorarium paid upon completion. Call Sherry Phillips. 875-
5296.
Psoriasis Study
Division of Dermatology is studying the effect of a new photosensitive drug plus red light on stable
plaque psoriasis. Volunteers required: age 18+, healthy, not receiving anti-psoriasis treatment.
Call 875-5254.
Infant Study
Have you ever wondered how babies learn to talk? Help us find out!
We are looking for parents with
babies between 1 and 15 months
of age to participate in language
development studies. If interested
in bringing your baby for a one-
hour visit, please call Dr. Janet
Worker's Infant Studies Centre,
Psychology Dept., UBC. 822-6408
(ask for Nancy).
Alumni Achievement Dinner
UBC Alumni Association is holding an Alumni Achievement Dinner on Monday, October 23, 1995
in the BC Ballroom, Hotel Vancouver. The dinner is to honour 1995
Alumni Award recipients and recognize the honorary patrons. Spe
cial guest speaker is Dr. Garth
Drabinsky. MC for the evening is
John Grey. Door prizes and entertainment. Tickets $80. Tables
(of 8) mav be reserved by calling
Mary at 822-9565.
UBC Zen Society
Zazen (sitting meditation) will be
held this term every Mondav 1:30-
2:30pm in the Tea Gallery' of the
Asian Centre. Beginners welcome, cushions provided. Meet
at 1:30pm outside Asian Centre
Auditorium. Call 228-8955.
French, Spanish, Japanese,
Mandarin and Cantonese
Conversation Classes
Conversation classes at all levels
are offered on the UBC campus.
Tuesday or Thursday evenings
or Saturday mornings, beginning
Sept. 23. 26 and 28. Three-day
immersion weekend in Spanish.
German, Japanese and Mandarin at Whistler, Nov. 11-13. Call
Language Programs and Services, Continuing Studies. 822-
0800.
Faculty and Staff Volleyball
Meets Mondays and Wednesdays
at 12:30 in GymAof the Osbome
Centre. No fees. Drop-ins and
regular attendees welcome for
friendly competitive games. Call
822-4479 or e-mail: kdes®
unixg.ubc.ca.
International Writers Festival
Author Louis de Bernieres
will give a reading from his
works at the Frederic Wood
theatre Oct. 19 as part ofthe
Vancouver International
Writers Festival.
De Bernieres is the author ofthe magic-realist tril-
ogy The War of Don
Emmanuel's Nether Parts,
which won a Commonwealth
Writers Prize in 1992. Se-
nor Vivo and the Coca Lord
and The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman.
At Freddy Wood he will
read from his latest novel,
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
and take questions from the
audience.
For ticket information,
call 280-3311.
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BC REPORT
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moved
You can now reach us at our new home:
Public Affairs Office
310 - 6251 Cecil Green Park Road.
Vancouver. B.C.      V6T 1Z1
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Gc'vin Wilson photo
Stephen Douglas (right) and Cheng-Han Lee are two of the male students
whose photos and quotations are found on posters aimed at educating UBC
students about acquaintance sexual assault on campus. Lee is a third-year
pharmacology student and AMS Safety Commissioner, Douglas a graduate
student in Counselling Psychology.
Course provides tips
to enhance safety
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
Women at UBC are being offered a
RADical new way to effectively defend
themselves if attacked.
The Rape Aggression Defense System
(RAD) is designed to help women take an
active role in their own personal safety
and  psychological
well-being. BaMH|MH|^B|
Developed in the
United States six
years ago, the program was introduced
on campus last
spring. About 18
women have participated in the two
courses given to date.
"RAD teaches
women how to keep
themselves in a safe 	
environment,"  said
Janice Carr, a Parking and Security Services patrol officer and certified RAD instructor.
"They receive simple, useful information, which is mostly common sense, to
increase their awareness of their surroundings. The women also learn defensive moves for protection and to make
them feel more confident"
Carr and patrol officer Tom Carroll are
the only UBC personnel trained as RAD
instructors.
Both stress the importance of being
aware of yourself and your environment
"It's totally
frustrating to see
women walking with
their heads down,
staring at the
ground."
Janice Carr
at all times, the first tenet of what the
RAD program describes as the continuum
of survival.
Combined with risk reduction techniques, awareness can help women avoid
assault 90 per cent of the time, the program claims.
Other survival strategies include:
avoidance, for example, of dark areas
such as alleys; de-
^^■^^mmm fensive   resistance
ranging from yelling
to running; compliance; and physical
defense, which can be
moderate to extreme,
using personal weapons such as limbs
and digits.
"Security is my
life," Carr said. "Ifs
totally frustrating to
  see women walking
with   their   heads
down, staring at the ground."
The risk reduction strategies taught in
the course include how to remain secure
in your home and vehicle, on a date and
using public transportation.
At the core of the RAD program Is
practising the physical defence strategies
learned in the two-day course — including several types of kicks and hand strikes
— during realistic simulation training.
The simulated attacks occur in common scenarios such as walking down the
street, using an automated instant banking machine and sleeping.
Campaign aimed
at attitudes about
dating and sex
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
Date. Rape. Know the difference.
That's the blunt message delivered in
a poster campaign launched by the
Women Students' Office this month focusing on the prevention of acquaintance
sexual assault.
The campaign, which ^^^^^^^na
features male students
speaking out against
date rape, coincides with
the beginning of the new
term.
"Research shows
that most assaults occur during the early
weeks of classes," said
Kathryn Pedersen. a
counsellor and adviser
in the Women Students' Office.
'That's when students, often away from
home for the first time, are going to a lot
of parties. Also, their roles and values are
unclear and guys feel they have to be
macho."
Pedersen said the goals of the campaign are to change the attitudes that
foster sexual assault and teach men that
consent to dating does not equal consent
to sex.
This campaign takes a different approach than previous ones, she said,
portraying positive male role models instead of delivering a negative message.
"We see this as an opportunity to
promote alternative role models for men
and alternative ways of looking at dating relationships. Men don't have to
dominate," Pedersen said.
"Research shows that
most assaults occur
during the early
weeks of classes."
- Kathryn Pedersen
Each of the four posters features a
black and white photograph of a different
male student, along with a quotation
from each one explaining how to build
more co-operative, power-sharing relationships with women.
One ofthe men is Stephen Douglas, a
graduate student in Counselling Psychology who is also one of
■■^^■■b the co-ordinators of
the peer educator program at the Women
Students' Office. As
well, he works in a
Lower Mainland transition house counselling children who have
witnessed abuse.
Douglas sees date
rape as part of the cycle of violence that occurs when men objectify women instead
of seeing them as human beings. This
lack of empathy is key to all forms of
abuse, he said.
'The message I was trying to convey in
my poster is: Just imagine what the other
person is feeling. If you do, you couldn't
possibly bring that much hurt upon someone else."
The posters, funded by VanCity
Credit Union, are on display in various
campus locations, especially in student residences and the Student Union
Building.
The Acquaintance Sexual Assault Committee comprises representatives of the
Women Students' Office; Counselling
Services; Health, Safety and Environment; the Alma Mater Society; the RCMP
and Student Housing.
John Chong photo
A participant in the RAD program (left) prepares to defend herself against
instructor Tom Carroll (centre) during realistic simulation training as co-
instructor Janice Carr observes student's technique and watches for safety
hazards.
Carroll, outfitted in protective gear,
acts as the assailant. He explains to
participants that he must be perceived
and treated as a real attacker.
Kelly Covvden, a UBC Bookstore employee and recent RAD participant, recommended Ihe program without hesitation.
She is enrolling her mother and a
friend in the next course that's offered on
campus.
"I consider myself to be quite aware of
my surroundings but there is always
something you can learn," Cowden said.
"Every woman should take this course.
Being assaulted could happen to you."
RAD courses on campus are available
to all female faculty, staff and students.
Average fitness is required. Course fees
are under consideration but are expected
to be about $100 for 15 hours of instruction.
Participants who have completed the
course are given a lifetime return policy
entitling them to attend any RAD program throughout North America to practise for free.
The next RAD course is scheduled for
Oct. 19-20. For more information call
822-3509. UBC Reports ■ September 21, 1995 9
Green
Gifts
Growing tree seedlings to
be given away at UBC's Open
House next month is Zika
Srejic, manager of the
Faculty of Forestry's
nursery on south campus.
A popular event at previous
Open Houses, the giveaway
of ceda*. hemlock and white
spruce seedlings will take
place at the Forest Sciences
Dept. display behind the
MacMillan Building. The
nursery produces a million
seedlings each year, mainly
for B.C. Ministry of Forests
reforestation programs. The
nursery is also used for
teaching and research.
Gavin Wilson photo
Green initiative takes
aim at water systems
UBC's Greening the Campus initiative, heading into
its second year, is on the lookout for a fresh slate of
projects aimed at improving the campus environment
and reducing the university's operating costs.
Launched last Fall by the Sustainable Development
Research Institute (SDRI), completed projects to date
have included: an economic model of electricity use. the
design of a campus light-rail transit system, composting
of food waste, and environmental impact assessment of
development sites on campus.
"This is one of the few, if not the only, initiatives on
campus which involves the cooperation of faculty, staff
and students across academic disciplines and staff departments," said Janet Land, Greening the Campus coordinator. "We want to build on some ofthe valuable work
completed to date."
Faculty, staff and students are urged to contact Land
with suggestions or for help in developing suitable projects
for this term She can be reached at the SDRI at 822-9154
or jland@unixg.ubc.ca
In Memoriam
Earle Birney 1904-1995
Poet Birney founded Creative Writing at UBC
by Jake Zilber
Jake Zilber. professor emeritus of creative writing, is a longtime friend and
colleague of Earle Birney who died earlier this month at the age of 91. Prof
Zilber wrote the following tribute when
he accepted a UBC honorary degree on
Birney's behalf in 1987.
Mr. Chancellor. 65 years ago. Earle
Birney was a student here. In those
days it was unusual for anyone to want
lo be a university student. But if all
university students were unusual, he
was thought to be more so, for in his
second year he gave up chemistry because he had the idea that some day he
might become a writer. Perhaps a poet.
That desire, if not looked on as mad. was
considered a young man's fancy which
the realities of life would cure, and which,
in any case, ought not to be encouraged
by a university. Young Earle Birney,
however, was a tenacious type. Not only
did he determine to be a writer, he
promised himself he would try to change
the university's attitude toward future
aspiring writers - if ever he had the
chance.
By 1946 he had become a Professor
of English at the University of Toronto,
specialising in the Middle Ages, but
since time had not cured him. he had
also become Canada's best and best-
known poet, doing all he could to bring
Canadian writing out of the 19th century
and its colonial complex. Now the chance
came that he had been looking for: an
invitation to teach at his alma mater. And
he accepted - on condition, as he put it.
that "I can have one course I can Relieve
in. the first stone in a little shelter 'or the
creative student naked in academia." The
condition was granted. UBC became the
first Canadian university to give a credit
course in creative writing. Three years
later, Earle Birney commented, "That
stipulation was the wisest I. a foolish man
in general, ever made. The feeling of
companioning and actually helping talented young writers to survive and mature still sustains me...." He also knew
that apprentices needed an opportunity
to reach an audience, but at that time
there were only a handful of Canadian
magazines willing to offer that chance.
And among them only Prism gave over its
entire contents to all forms of creative
material from new writers and from established writers with new things to say.
But Prism was about to expire for lack of
money. Earle Birney stepped in to save
its life: he made it part of the creative
writing program, re-named it Prism international and became its editor. Happily,
Prism international is alive and well today
and continues to be honoured for its
significant contributions to the cause of
Earle Birney
modern literature.
Until 1964 Earle Birney was the main
force in adding courses and tutorials to
what had become a separate creative
writing program with himself as chairman, and when he then retired from UBC
to become Canada's first writer-in-resi-
dence at the University of Toronto, he left
behind a de facto department.    Soon
Vladimir Okulitch 1906-1995
Geologist was first dean of Science
by Gavin Wilson
Vladimir Okulitch
Staff writer
UBC's first dean of Science. Vladimir
Okulitch, died on Aug. 31 at the age of
89.
Russian-born, Okulitch arrived in
Canada in 1927 and enrolled at UBC.
where he graduated with a Bachelor of
Applied Science in 1931 and a Master
of Applied Science a year later.
He then moved on to McGill. where
he earned a PhD in geology and
paleontology, and Harvard, where he
was a research fellow.
Okulitch taught at the University of
Toronto for eight years but longed to
return to Vancouver. He got his wish in
1944, when UBC hired him as an
assistant professor of Geology. He
became head of the department in
1954.
Ten years later, when the Faculty of
Arts and Science was divided into two
separate faculties. Okulitch chaired the
search committee for a new dean. The
committee members were so impressed
with his work they suggested he resign
as committee chair and allow his name
to stand as a candidate.
He was appointed, and remained as
dean until his retirement in 1971. He
was awarded an honorary doctorate by
the university the following year.
As well as being a talented administrator, Okulitch was an enthusiastic
teacher and a prolific researcher who
was recognized as a world expert on
trilobites, a common marine animal of
the Paleozoic era, and elected as a
fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Okulitch was also a keen amateur
astronomer and an accomplished
photographer whose work was exhibited on campus and throughout North
America.
thereafter UBC made it official, and
Canada had its first Dept. of Creative
Writing. Earle Birney has called this his
proudest achievement at UBC and one
of the proudest of his life.
Without him. it is questionable
whether that shelter would ever have
been constructed. The proof and justification of his labours are the many ex-
students who won national and international recognition for their writing or
became leading figures in film, television, radio and publishing and who
have voiced their gratitude for what
they received from him and the program
he founded.
Equally important has been his
achievement as a writer. Whether in a
satirical or other mode, he is at home in
many different literary forms, and his
work shows him to be a masterful artist
of great originality who delights in the
play of language, while informing his
work with intelligence, wit, a moral vision and a deep sense of compassion.
Long recognized as one of Canada's
most eminent authors and a trailblazer
in modern Canadian writing, he has
received many awards and honours,
including the Governor-General's
Award, which he twice won for his poetry: the Order of Canada; the Stephen
Leacock Award for his comic novel
Turvey; the Canada Council Medal:
and most recently, the Vancouver Lifetime Achievement Award for a record of
substance and surpassing excellence.
Ever a champion ofthe creative principle within and outside of education,
he has continued, until his recent illness, to write and publish new material,
to give public readings to enthusiastic
audiences and to counsel and inspire
apprentice writers. But perhaps his
own words best describe his writing
credo and the essence ofthe writer and
man: "None of us wants merely to live
but to affirm life. We all need the
therapy of fancy and play, honest emotion, pity, laughter, joy. Especially the
joy that comes when the words move
someone else from mere living to being
Alive, Alive-O!"
We can say to him. in absentia. "Workman, you built well."
Those wishing to contribute to the
Earle Birney Scholarship in Creative
Writing, which was established by
friends, colleagues and the Province of
British Columbia to honour Earle Birney.
should make cheques payable to UBC
and forward them to Elizabeth Ko, Development Office. 6253 N.W. Marine
Drive. Vancouver. B.C.   V6T 1Z1. 10 UBC Reports ■ September 21, 1995
Loans help entrepreneurs - classified
on campus launch ideas
Entrepreneurship is alive and
well on campus.
Two years ago, the Botanical
Garden Centre used a $300,000
internal university loan to finance the construction of a gift
shop. The sale of gifts, garden
products and plants from the
Shop-in-the-Garden has generated $290,000 in 1995. Business is so good that the centre is
in the process of expanding its
plant sales area.
The Shop-in-the-Garden is
just one example ofthe 22 loans,
worth $6 million, that UBC's
Internal Loan Program has advanced since 1985. The net revenue generated to date by loan-
funded projects is conservatively
Lecturer
looks at
health
care and
teamwork
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
Can health professionals really work together?
Dr. DeWitt C. Baldwin Jr.,
scholar-in-residence at the
American Medical Association,
will explore the answer in this
year's John F. McCreary Lecture
during Health Sciences Week on
campus, Oct. 8-14.
The lecture, named after the
first Health Sciences coordinator at UBC, will be held
Oct. 11 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in
IRC lecture hall 4.
The McCreary Prize, established in 1994 to recognize and
promote inter-professional teamwork in the health professions,
will be presented before the lecture.
This year's recipient of the
cash award is the Cardiac Sciences Clinical Pathway Team at
St. Paul's Hospital.
Other activities include keynote addresses by graduate student Susan Cox of the Dept. of
Anthropology and Sociology and
Peter Payne, representing the
B.C. Cancer Agency, Oct. 11 from
5-6 p.m. in IRC lecture hall 4.
Cox will discuss predictive
testing and patterns of communication about genetic information in families at risk for
Huntington's disease.
Payne will present information about screening for lung
cancer by looking at the formation, structure and function of
cells.
A highlight of the eighth annual event will be the Health
Care Team Clinical Competition
Oct. 12 between 12:30 p.m. and
2 p.m. in IRC lecture hall 2.
The public is invited to attend
the competition which is designed to enhance students'
knowledge about other health
professions and their roles in
clinical care.
Call Maureen Dunn at 822-
3737 for more information.
projected at $8 million.
Byron Braley, UBC treasurer
and administrator of the program, said benefits created by
these various projects include
increased revenue or savings to
university operations, small
scale technical innovation and
heightened profile for the university.
"UBC Financial Services is
offering university departments
with creative ideas access to financing which they might not
otherwise have," said Braley.
'The program effectively puts the
borrowing capacity into the
hands of would-be entrepreneurs
who know their businesses better than anyone."
The loan application process
is no different from that of a
conventional business loan from
a bank. The applicant submits a
business plan to Financial Services, the key component of which
is that the project must generate
a net positive cash flow for the
university.
Other factors in loan applications include: the amount should
not be greater than $500,000;
the maximum term of any loan is
seven years; funds are advanced
on the assumption that UBC's
investment return will be kept
whole; and funds will only be
advanced if operational liquidity
is uncompromised.
Braley said the program offers an additional alternative for
investment of the university's
excess operating cash reserves.
Other ventures financed
through the internal loan program include: forestry container
nursery ($25,452); bookstore
computer system ($397,514);
event tents for the Surplus
Equipment Recycling Facility
($61,137); library photocopiers
($305,000) and a registrar admissions system ($325,000).
For more information on the
internal loan program call 822-
4489.
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The classified advertising rate is $15.75 for 35 words
or less. Each additional word is 50 cents. Rate includes
GST. Ads must be submitted in writing 10 days before
publication date to the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310 -
6251 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1,
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The deadline for the October 5, 1995 issue
of UBC Reports is noon, September 26.
Accommodation
Office Space
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perfect spot to reserve
accommodation for guest
lecturers or other university
members who visit throughout
the year. Close to UBC and other
Vancouver attractions, a tasteful
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Guests dine with residents and
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Rooms available in UBC
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Please contact the UBC Housing
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or call 822-2811.
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Gavin Wilson phero
Science mentors and new students met for the first time at a recent pancake
breakfast. Shown here are Zoology Prof. Jamie Smith and second-year
transfer student Margaret Araujo.
Mentors help students
ease into campus life
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
The sometimes rocky road of student
life is a little smoother in the Faculty of
Science these days thanks to a mentor
program, now in its fifth year.
The mentor program, which matches
small groups of new students with faculty members, graduate students and
senior undergraduates, helps orient new
students to university life.
"It alerts them to available resources
and services and, more importantly,
makes them feel comfortable in the presence of faculty and graduate students."
said Carmen McKnight, who co-ordinates
the program for the Faculty of Science.
In large first-year classes students may
feel too intimidated or have too little
opportunity to deal directly with faculty
members, she pointed out.
Since the mentor program began in
1991 it has added seasoned undergraduates to the ranks of mentors.
McKnight said these undergrads are
generally more knowledgeable about student services and have a better feel for the
students' perspective of what it is like to
be in a given academic program.
Each mentor group is made up of four
or five new students, a faculty member or
graduate student mentor and an undergraduate student mentor. These groups
meet throughout the winter session.
McKnight explained that group sessions are preferable to one-on-one meetings because students feel less inhibited
in a group. It also gives them a chance to
meet other students with similar interests with whom they might strike up new
friendships or form study groups.
Each mentor group is chosen so that
the interests of the students matches
the field of study of the mentors. Students are selected to create a mix of
those living in residence, those from
outside the Lower Mainland and longtime Vancouverites.
Mentors are not expected to offer tutoring, but their advice can be just as
valuable.
"For example, they can offer reassurances on course examinations and grades
and they can recommend study strategies and sources for extra help," McKnight
said.
The mentor program is available to all
new science students at UBC. More than
160 students had signed up for the program by mid-September.
Applications for the program are still
being accepted. See page 76 of the UBC
Registration Guide for more information.
News Digest
A phase two development permit application has been received for the proposed
Bio-Technology Laboratory on East Mall.
Designed by Zoltan Kiss Architecture, the facility will house about 7,400 square
metres of laboratory research and teaching spaces over and adjacent to the existing
Bookstore/NCE building.
The Bio-Technology Laboratory will consist of two storeys plus a service penthouse
over the south end ofthe Bookstore, as well as three storeys plus a service penthouse
and a basement immediately south of the Bookstore.
For more information on this project, contact Kathleen Laird-Burns at Campus
Planning and Development, 823-081 1 or laird@unixg.ubc.ca.
• • • •
Artist Alex Colville. author Peter C. Newman and the former prime minister ofthe
Republic of Ireland are among the speakers featured in The Vancouver Institute's fall
lecture program.
Prof. Ann Saddlemyer. formerly with Massey College at the University of Toronto,
kicks off the season on Sept. 30 with a Cecil and Ida Green Lecture on poet W. B. Yeats.
Former Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds follows Saddlemyer four days later with
a special presentation Wed.. Oct. 4.
Remaining Saturday dates are: Alex Colville (J. V. Clyne Lecture), Oct. 14: Liberal
Arts Prof. KarlButzer, University ofTexas, Oct. 21: Dr. David Bates, former UBC Dean
of Medicine. Oct. 28: Prof. Maria Klawe, UBC vice-president, student and academic
services. Nov. 4; underwater archeologist Robert Grenier. Nov. 18: Prof. Carl Walters.
UBC Fisheries Centre. Nov. 25: Prof. Verena Tunnicliffe. School of Earth and Ocean
Sciences/Biology. University of Victoria, Dec. 2: and Peter C. Newman. Dec. 9.
All lectures take place at 8:15 p.m. in lecture hall two ofthe Woodward Instructional Resources Centre (IRC). The centre is located on the west side of Wesbrook Mall
across from Regent College.
A volunteer organization. The Vancouver Institute has been bringing the univeiMi y
and community together through its free lecture series since 1916.
For more information on lectures call 822-3131.
People
by staff writers
Grace Chiu, a master's student in the Dept. of Statistics, is one of two
1995 winners in North America ofthe prestigious Gertrude Cox Scholarship, which was established by the Caucus for Women in Statistics.
Chiu was the 1994 winner of the Nash Medal, which recognizes exceptional achievement among undergraduates in the department.
The 1995 Nash Medal goes to Daphne Guh. who will become a master's
degree student in the department this month.
The medal, and another for graduate students in the department called
the Marshall Medal, honour Professors Emeriti Stanley Nash and Albert
Marshall. The prizes were established in November 1993 to help celebrate the
10th anniversary ofthe department.
• • • •
UBC Nobel Laureate Michael Smith is one of seven distinguished
scientists who will be inducted into the Canadian
Medical Hall of Fame on Oct. 5 at a ceremony in
London, Ont.
Smith, director ofthe Biotechnology Laboratory and
University Professor, was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize
in Chemistry for his discovery of site-directed
mutagenesis, a technique for manipulating the genetic
code which has become a fundamental tool in
biotechnology.
Inductees into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
are selected by a national committee of prominent
medical scientists chaired by Dr. Henry Friesen,
president of the Medical Research Council of Canada.
UBC professor emeritus of Physiology Dr. Harold
Copp was among the inaugural inductees in 1994.
Smith
Sally Otto, an assistant professor in the Dept. of Zoology, has been
awarded a Young Investigator's Prize by the American Society of Naturalists.
The awards are given annually to outstanding researchers within three
years of receiving their PhD.
Otto's research involves the extensive use of computers to construct and
analyse mathematical models that provide insight into the mechanics of
evolutionary change.
A Stanford graduate. Otto recently joined UBC after holding postdoctoral
fellows at Berkeley and the University of Edinburgh.
N
estor Korchinsky and Dr. Edwin Yen are co-chairs of the UBC Annual
Fund's Faculty/Staff Appeal.
Korchinsky, a UBC employee since 1967, is the coordinator ofthe
Intramurals Sport Recreation Program. Yen, former
head ofthe Dept. of Preventive Dental Science at the
University of Manitoba, is dean of the Faculty of
Dentistry.
The Faculty/Staff Appeal,
through which faculty and staff
show their commitment to
making UBC a world-renowned
institution of higher education
and research, is one of several
JUk   WM     fund-raising appeals launched by
iilL    ill     tne university each year. Last
year, faculty and staff gave more
than $21 1.000 to UBC. of which
Yen
$54,471 came through the Annual Fund.
Yen and Korchinsky's appointment took effect Sept.
4. The campaign runs till Dec. 31.
Korchinsky
John Smithman. director of Parking and Security Services (PASS) and
chair of the President's Advisory Committee on Transportation, is
representing UBC on a committee set up to consult with BC Transit on
the development of a Five Year Regional Transit Plan and Funding Strategy
for the Vancouver Regional Transit System.
The Municipal Advisory Committee (MAC) meets to discuss region-wide
issues to develop area-specific transit plans and priorities. UBC was invited
to participate as a major transit destination that is not located in an incorporated municipality. Municipal representatives have been asked to prepare a
list of transit service improvements for their municipality, which could be
implemented during the next five years.
PASS funds annual transportation surveys to monitor transportation
patterns affecting the campus.
c
harles Dollar, an associate professor in the
School of Library, Archival and Information
Studies, has been named one of the first International Research Fellows ofthe Centre of Information
Management and Advanced Technology for Scholarship. The centre, established by Guildhall University in
London, England, provides support for large-scale
collaborative projects in such areas as new technologies and their effects on the nature of teaching and
research.
Dollar was recruited to UBC in 1993 from the
National Archives and Records Administration in
Washington. D.C. where he was the senior official
responsible for technology and evaluation.
Dollar 12 UBC Reports ■ September 21, 1995
Gavin Wilson photo
Bound And Determined
Students run a three-legged race on the Student Union
Building plaza. The race was one of several events held
during Rush Week, when campus fraternities and sororities
recruit new members.
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