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The L'niversitv of British Columbia. Vancouver, B.C.
Volume 35, Number 1.     Jan. 12.   1989
UBC Theatre department staff and students shape tons of wet concrete poured onto the stage at the Frederic Wood Theatre.
Technical director Ian Pratt stud die concrete is an unusual, but economical solution for the set of die upcoming production of
Yerma by Frederico Garcia Lorca, which runs until Jan JI.
Time to take stock'
Male maladies aren't a joke
By JO MOSS
Forget the jokes about middle-aged
men and their mid-life crises—it's no
laughing matter.
According to Nursing professor Ray
Thompson, between 25 and 80 per cent of
men will go through this phase and suffer
maladies such as insomnia, loss of appetite and depression.
It's the most critical phase in life,
Thompson said, and while it's well-documented in women, it has been largely
ignored in men.
' 'Typically it's someone who is at a
midpoint in his life looking back at what
he's accomplished. It's a time to take
stock, re-evaluate goals, and re-assess
relationships. Some men ask themselves,
is that all there is? And where do I go from
Jiyfiere?" Thompson explained.
"It may be that the person hasn't
achieved everything he wanted to. Or
perhaps some of his relationships aren't
as good as they could be. Thatcanbekind
of unsettling-and a real source of distress."
As in women, men's midlife crisis
often accompanies normal physical
changes of aging such as changing hormone
levels. And it involves an increasing
realization that youth is vanishing and
physical capacities are diminishing.
It is the most critical of all turning
points, or times of re-examination, that
occur regularly throughout a man's life,
Thompson said. And the widespread
lack of recognition and understanding of
the situation compounds the man's problems.
Societal pressures prevent many men
from seeking medical help for physical
complaints unless they are severe, so men
rarely seek medical help for the relatively
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Arbitration panel
expected to decide
on pact next month
Arbitration between the university and the Faculty Association will
continue this month with hearings
scheduled for Jan. 16 and 17.
Hearings by the arbitration panel
were earlier expected to wrap up
before Christmas, but the panel is
now expected to announce its decision on the terms of a new, one-year
contract in February.
minor physical symptoms of mid-life crisis,
Thompson said.
"A lot of men tend to ignore them.
They don't seek help until it's a really big
problem," he said.
If they do go to a physician, the symptoms are not likely to be recognized as
indicative of something deeper.
Thompson said more health professionals need to be aware of midlife crisis
and have more understanding about what
men go through. "We don't do a very
good job," he said. "We need to be more
tuned in to these kinds of developments in
adult males."
Being able to talk to an empathetic
person can help ease a midlife crisis situation, Thompson said. But if a man
doesn't have an understanding partner,
little is available in the way of specialized
counselling services outside the home.
Problems can become magnified if a
man doesn't feel comfortable talking about
his feelings, Thompson said. "We need
to give men the opportunity to talk about
the kinds of things that are going on," he
said. ' 'Midlife crisis is a worrying time.
It isn't going to wreck your life and yes,
you will get through it. People need to
understand it's a normal kind of thing."
University seeks
advisors to hear
complaints on
sex harassment
By DEBORA SWEENEY
UBC is seeking nominations for two
people to act as sexual harassment advisors within the university community.
"If an individual has or feels that he/
she has a complaint with respect to sexual
harassment, the first available option and
the most appropriate is to discuss the
situation with an advisor," said Larry
Weiler, Chairman of the President's Permanent Advisory Committee on Sexual
Harassment. "The advisor must know
the university community and have a
significant amount of credibility within
the community, and must have panache
because sometimes these issues have to
be confronted on all sides with a lot of
forthright concern.''
In addition to assisting people complaining of sexual harassment, the advisors would inform and educate the campus community about the university's
policy on sexual harassment and make
recommendations on the policy. They
would report to the President's Permanent Advisory Committee on Sexual
Harassment.
"I think that everyone recognizes that
the problem of sexual harassment exists,
however we have no idea of the extent of
the problem here at UBC," said Weiler.
"The reason for establishing a university
policy is that we as a community do not
accept that any student, staff or faculty
member should have to work or study
under conditions where they would be
exposed to any form of sexual harassment."
Nominees to the two positions must
be regular university employees and must
be: able to act objectively and impartially: empathetic; aware of and able to
advise on university and community resources; and knowledgeable or willing to
learn about sexual harassment issues.
The advisors would be trained to deal
with issues on a confidential basis, and
would work with representatives from
other universities and institutions. As
well, the President's Office has allocated
resources to ensure part-time relief for
advisors from other campus responsibilities.
Nominations must be submitted to
Professor Larry Weiler, Chairman, President's Permanent Advisory Committee
on Sexual Harassment, c/o President's
Office, UBC. Nominations close Jan. 16.
For more information about the Sexual Harassment Advisor positions, contact Dan MacDougall at 228-2369, or
Kogila Adam-Moodley at 228-4315.
Weiler hopes the advisors will be chosen
by the end of January and that people with
complaints could come forward as early
as February.
Scientist doubts direction
of AIDS vaccine research
By GAVIN WILSON
The search for a vaccine against the
AIDS vims could be on the wrong track,
if a theory advanced by UBC researchers
is valid.
Research by biophysicist Geoffrey
Hoffmann has added to the theory that
AIDS is an autoimmune disease. In autoimmune disorders, the immune system
which normally protects the body against
disease instead produces antibodies that
attack body tissues.
In the case of AIDS, key components
ofthe immune system itself are attacked,
Hoffmann believes.
This means that a vaccine that introduces some parts ofthe AIDS-causing
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)
into a healthy person to create an immunity to HIV could instead end up triggering the disease.
"The major vaccine being tested today does not take this autoimmune action
into account," said Hoffmann, who cautions that his theory has yet to be validated
by experimental evidence.
Among those who believe Hoffmann's
work is supported by already existing
information, including her own research,
is UBC microbiologist Julia Levy.
"I believe the model is a viable one,"
she said. "There is a lot of experimental
data — if you look at it the right way —
which supports it."
The suggestion that AIDS is an autoimmune disease is not new, but
Hoffmann, working with microbiologists
Tracy Kion and Michael Grant, has developed the most detailed theory to date.
Experts agree that AIDS is caused by
HIV, but they do not agree on how the
virus destroys the immune system.
The conventional view is that the virus
attacks the immune system directly. But
Hoffmann, noting that monkeys infected
with HIV alone do not develop AIDS,
suggests that something else must also be
present to trigger the disease.
People who contract AIDS typically
receive lymphocytes (the cells which,
along with antibodies, make up the immune
system) in blood or ejaculates from their
contact persons. Hoffmann said these
lymphocytes may act in tandem with
HTV, producing not one but two immune
responses.
"There are strong reasons to believe
that these two responses are symmetrically directed against each other and also
against key regulatory components of the
system,'' said Hoffmann. The result would
be the collapse of the entire immune
system.
This theory hints at different approaches. Hoffmann said what may be
needed is a way to dampen the immune
response to a key part of HTV rather than
a vaccine to boost it.
TRIUMF opens
particle beam line
By GAVIN WILSON
A new $3-million particle beam line at
TRIUMF, built with Japanese funding
and expertise along with Canadian contributions, was officially opened last month.
The line produces an extremely intense beam of negatively charged, polarized muons. It is one ofthe few such beam
lines in the world.
Muons are subatomic particles that
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Murder on her mind
UBC writer wins contest
By PAULA MARTIN
She has murder on her mind and a
publishing contract in her pocket.
UBC employee Pat Dobie won the
1 lth annual Pulp Press Three-Day Novel
contest for her murder mystery entry,
tentatively titled "Pawn to Queen".
"Actually, there's not any chess playing in it, but chess pieces lead to the
murderer," said Dobie, a UBC graduate
in history and psychology who works in
the AMS word processing centre.
Although 500 people registered for
the Labor Day weekend contest, only
about 200 completed their manuscripts
within the three-day time limit. Dobie's
winning 100-page manuscript was one of
several mysteries submitted to Pulp Press.
The plot revolves around a female
employee of an escort service who is
murdered in Vancouver and the attempts to track
down her killer
here and in
Toronto.
Although the
Pulp Press judges
deemed her entry the best, Dobie
wasn't particularly impressed
with it
"I read it once, a month later," she
said. ' 'I thought it was terrible and put it
away again."
Dobie said she had been thinking about
writing a novel for months but had never
gone beyond the first few pages, so the
pressure of a 72-hour deadline appealed
to her.
Dobie
She wrote diligently from 10 a.m to 5
p.m. for the first two days of the contest,
but then lost all her work in her computer.
Fortunately, Dobie had a printout of the
partially completed manuscript and was
able to type it back in.
' T type for a living, so it didn't take as
long as it could have," she added.
Dobie said she has never taken a writing course and found the transition from
one scene to another the most difficult
part of writing.
"I had an outline, which I deviated
from quite a bit," she said. "In fact, it
went out the window.''
Pulp Press plans to publish Dobie's
first effort in the spring. As for future
novels, she said her next may be set at a
university.
Improved financial support
sought after UEL decision
By GREG DICKSON
UBC is continuing to press its case for
improving operating and capital support
in the wake of a provincial government
decision to create a 2,100-acre urban park
out ofthe University Endowment Lands.
The university had originally suggested that about 20 per cent of the lands
be developed to produce revenues for
UBC. But Premier William Vander Zalm
has decided it should all be parkland.
UBC President David Strangway
welcomed the decision but said the university must continue to ensure that its
fiscal needs are understood.
"Residents of Point Grey are clearly
concerned about the need to preserve
wilderness-style environment," he said.
"They are equally concerned about the
need to ensure that the financial support
for advanced education is adequate to do
the best possible job.''
Strangway said the new park will be
an important feature of the campus.
' Tt makes the university an even more
special place," he said." I have always
argued that a large amount of park was
good for the public. The only argument I
had was 80 per cent versus 100 per cent"
The provincial government's decision
creates one ofthe largest urban parks in
the world. It's bigger than New York's
Central Park and London's Hyde Park
combined.
Premier Vander Zalm said all undeveloped land will be turned over to the
Greater Vancouver Regional District to
create the new park.
.etters to the Editor
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should print only Vice-President
Birch's baby picture. We all have
pictures like this on our dressers; and
furthermore, we were all good looking. Some of us still are.
The person pulling my ear is not
my nanny. She is my twin sister.
Yours sincerely,
Robert M. Will
Dean of Arts
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are often formed when larger, unstable
particles disintegrate. A polarized beam
contain particles all spinning in the same
direction, with all their axes aligned.
Although the muons that TRIUMF
produces have a life-span of just two-
millionths of a second, they can be used to
conduct experiments on hydrogen fusion, high-temperature superconductors
and new techniques of medical diagnoses.
TRIUMF director Erich Vogt praised
the new beam line as another example of
the international cooperation that has contributed to the success of Canada's national meson facility.
The Japanese have worked with
TRIUMF for many years and are expected to be one of the important foreign
contributors to the proposed KAON factory, Vogt said.
Using funding from the Japanese government, the MitsubisMcorpciration built
$1-million superconducting magnet for
the new muon line.
Another Japanese company, Mycom,
installed the helium compressor used to
cool the beam line superconductor to
four degrees above absolute zero. Total
funding from Japan for the project was
$1.5-million.
Construction of the beam line was
completed in September and the facility
is already being used in experiments.
Micro Computer Operators Program participants Joanne Thomas and Marcel
Beaulieu look forward to putting their skills to work.
Rejection of jobs
by disabled studied
By DEBORA SWEENEY
A UBC occupational therapist is investigating why some physically disabled
people turn down the opportunity to enter
the workforce.
' 'What gets us is that people say, 'Yes,
I definitely want to work — it would
change everything if I could work,' but in
the final analysis, they turn down the jobs,
and we want to know why,'' said Margaret McCuaig.
McCuaig's research focuses on a highly
successful job-training program for the
physically disabled.
Micro Computer Operators Program
is a 20-week course designed for paraple-
•gics, quadriplegics, and people with
impaired vision and other physical limitations. Funded by Employment and Immigration Canada, the program boasts an
85-per-cent job placement rate.
Housed in Vancouver's Pearson
Hospital, the program teaches participants microcomputer skills, followed by
practical work experience, training in job-
search techniques, personal development
and communication skills. A job-search
club with an on-site employment counsellor places program graduates in the
workforce.
"I'm concerned about earning my
own wages and earning my own way,"
said Margaret Kennard, one ofthe program's participants who is on long-term
disability. ' 'I enjoy work because it's a
social thing and I enjoy a pat on the back
for doing a good job."
While most of the program's partici
pants share Kennard's enthusiasm, some
are faced with the grim realization that
disadvantages outweigh the benefits of
entering the workforce, said Brian Stride,    .
director of the program.
"The single biggest factor in my opinion is the impact of employment on such
things as pension income, subsidized
housing, attendant care, medical and dental
benefits," said Stride. "Some of those
benefits are lost when people go and get
jobs."
Stride cited the case of a young paraplegic man who had full use of his hands.
"By the physical looks of him, he seemed
to be one ofthe easiest placements we
could hope for, but he never did get a job
and he dropped out of our job-search
club," he said.
When asked why he refused the opportunity to go to work, the man replied
that his pension income had increased
from $ 1,200 to $ 1,750 per month - more
than he could have hoped to earn in the
workforce, said Stride.
A preliminary study has shown that
social factors, such as finding transportation to and from work, absenteeism for
medical reasons and relying on co-workers to help with feeding and going to the
toilet also affect people's decisions to
find jobs, said McCuaig.
"Our preliminary study has made us
realize there is a fabric of factors that go
into determining where a person will or
will not accept employment and we want
to explore the dynamics more," said
McCuaig. .
The Senate
New chemistry course
is planned for 1989
UBC is planning to offer a new program in Chemical Engineering/Chemistry in the 1989 Fall term.
The new five-year Chemical Engineering/Chemistry Honors program will
be jointly administered by the Departments of Chemical Engineering and
Chemistry, and meets an industry demand for graduates with specialized
training in both disciplines.
Entry to the program will be from
first-year Applied Science.
High school students can now apply
Mandarin Chinese and Japanese courses
to UBC's admission requirement for a
Grade 11 language. At the December
1988 meeting, UBC's Senate approved
a recommendation from the Senate Ad
missions Committee to allow Mandarin Chinese 11 and Japanese 11 to
stand as a Grade 11 language, and
Mandarin Chinese 12 and Japanese 12
as academic 12 subjects. The move is
supported by a new province-wide
ministry approved curriculum and is
effective immediately.
•
The School of Physical Education
and Recreation, which saw an unpreee- -
dented increase in student enrolment
this year, is planning to restrict enrolment for the first time in the Fall, 1989.
Approved by Senate, the proposal still
has to go to UBC's Board of Governors.
Enrolment has been steadily increasing over the past six years, straining the school's resources. UBC REPORTS   Jan. 12,1989
People
Ng wins research excellence prize
Andrew Ng .associate professor of Physics,
has been given the Charles A. McDowell Award
for Excellence in Research.
The McDowell
award, one of the university's top faculty research prizes, is made to
a young researcher who
has demonstrated excellence in the pure or applied
Ng
Ng's research in plasma physics and condensed matter physics examines the properties
of matter under conditions of extremely high
density and pressure.
The award was established by University
Professor Charles McDowell, who headed UBC's
Chemistry department from 1955 to 1981. He
will present the award to Ng at an upcoming
luncheon.
Past winners are Daniel Brooks, Pathology
and Chemistry, David Kirkpatrick, Computer
Science, and Grenfell Patey, Chemistry.
Lawrence Walker,
an associate professor in
Psychology, has been
awarded UBC's 1988
Alumni Prize for Research in the Social Sciences.
Walker, who teaches
developmental psychology, is well-known for
his research in the controversial area of the
development of moral
reasoning.
The Alumni Prize recognizes excellence in
research in the humanities or social sciences by
faculty members who are 40 years of age or
younger
The prize includes a $ 1,000 cash award.
Engineering professor Keith Brimacombe,
Director of UBC's Centre for Metallurgical
Walker
Process Engineering, has been named a fellow of The
Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, an American organization with an international membership.
Brimacombe has also been nominated to receive
the society's 1989 Extractive Metallurgy Science
Award at its annual meeting to be held in Las Vegas,
Nev., Feb. 27-Mar. 2.
Brimacombe received the award for his research
and leadership in the area of extractive metallurgy.
His work has resulted in major advances in the continuous casting of steel, copper converting, slag
cleaning, rotary kiln processing and microstructural
engineering.
Newly arrived Economics professor Kazuharu
Kiyono has won a prestigious Japanese prize for his
book An Economic Analysis of Industrial Policies.
The prize is one of six awarded to authors of the
best books published in the field of economics by
Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Japan's most prestigious
business paper.
Kiyono, whose area of expertise is in international trade and industrial organization and policy,
takes up his position in the Economics department
this month and will be teaching courses on contemporary Japanese economy.
A Faculty Citation has
been awarded to former
physical education and recreation professors Jack and
Marilyn Pomfret by the
Alumni Association.
The citation is awarded
to faculty who have an outstanding record of service to
the general community in
capacities other than teaching and research.
Jack Pomfret is a former Pomfret
basketball, swimming and
football coach, while Marilyn Pomfret is a former director of Women's Athletics.
UBC graduate and former Chancellor Nathan
Nemetz has been awarded the Blythe Eagles Volunteer Service Award by the Alumni Association.
Nemetz, former chief justice of the B.C. Court of
Appeal, is a past president ofthe Alumni Association. The award honors those who have contributed
extraordinary amounts of time and energy to the association.
The service award is named after former Dean of
Agriculture, Blythe Eagles.
Three members of the
Chemistry department have
been awarded prizes by the
Canadian Society for Chemistry in recognition of their
outstanding achievements in
research.
Stephen Withers is the
recipient of the $2,000 Merck
r Sharp and Dohme Lecture
Award for research in or-
Withers mrkz
chemistry and biochemisty.
His research studies the
mechanisms by which enzymes degrade complex
sugars such as cellulose and
the reasons for their effectiveness.
Guy Dutton won the
$1,000 John Labatt Ltd.
Award for 1989. He studies
the chemistry that determines
the immunological responses
of bacteria, specifically Klebsiella, which is associated with hospital infections,
and Escherichia coli, the bacterium that causes traveller's
diarrhea. Dutton is president
of the Chemical Institute of
Canada, parent organization
of the Canadian Society for
Chemistry.
Peter Legzdins is the
recipient of the $ 1,000 Al-
can Lecture Award for 1989.
His research team synthe-
Legzdins sizes organometallic com-
Dutton
plexes - combinations of organic materials
and metals - and then examines their chemical and physical properties, exploring new
areas of application.
All three winners will give lectures at the
next annual Canadian Chemical Conference in Victoria in June.
UBC Biochemistry professor Pieter Cullis has been
awarded the 1988
Jacob Biely Faculty
Research Prize for
his work on a biological system to destroy cancer cells.
Cullis' work involves the development of tiny capsules
called liposomes
which contain an
anti-tumor drug designed to attack cancer cells without toxic
side effects.
The Jacob Biely prize is named for an
international poultry scientist whose association with UBC spanned half a century.
The prize was established in 1969 by his
brother George, a well-known figure in the
B. C. construction industry. It is awarded
annually for distinguished research in all
fields.
y
Cullis
Electrical Engineering professor Edward
Jull has been elected Fellow ofthe Institute
of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
effective Jan. 1.
A member of the IEEE's Antennas and
Propagation Society. Jull's citation is for
contributions to electromagnetic diffraction
theory and its application to antennas. These
applications are primarily at microwave and
millimeter wave frequencies.
IEEE is one ofthe largest professional
organizations in the world. Based in New
York, it has almost 300,000 members.
CALENDAR
Continued from Page 4
International House
E.S.L. Classes and Keep Fit Classes. All classes are
free. For information call 228-5021.
Native Expressions
Every Tues. night at the Extra Extra Bistro. 3347 West
Broadway,from8-10:30p.m. $3atthedoor. Native
performers and creative artist on stage. For information
call Kathy at 222-8940. Proceeds to First Nations'
Student Fund.
Keep Fit Classes
Int'l House is looking for volunteers, certified Keep Fit
instructors. Please call Vivian for further information at
228-5021.
Special Issue on Africa and the French
Caribbean
Contemporary French Civilization is preparing a special
issue on Francophone Africa and the Caribbean for
1989. Articles in English or French, 15-20 typed pages,
on any contemporary culture/civilizatjon topic in Africa or
the Caribbean, must be submitted by March 1,1989. For
more information call Dr. Claude Bouygues, 228-2879.
Department of Psychology
Individuals 18 and older are needed for a research
project on changes in memory across the adult life span.
For information call Jo Ann Miller at 228-4772.
Parents Wanted
Couples with children between the ages of 5 and 12 are
wanted for a project studying parenting. Participation
involves the mother and father discussing common
chikj-rearing problems and completing questionnaires
concerning several aspects of family life. Participation
will take about one hour. Evening appointments can be
arranged. Interpretation of questionnaire is available on
request. For further information, please contact Dr. C
Johnston, Clinical Psychology, UBC at 228-6771.
Teaching Kids to Share
Mothers with 2 children between 2 1/2 and 6 years of age
are invited to participate in a free parent-education
program being evaluated in the Dept. of Psychology at
UBC. The 5-sesston program offers child development
info and positive parenting strategies designed to help
parents guide their children in the development of sharing and cooperative play skills. For further information
call Georgia Tiedemann at the Sharing Project 228-
6771.
Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education & Recreation, through the John M.
Buchanan Fitness and Research Centre, is administering a-physical fitness assessment program to students,
faculty, staff and the general public. Approx. 1 hour,
students $25, all others $30. For information call 228-
4356.
Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility
All surplus items. For information call 228-2813. Every
Wednesday Noon-3 p.m. Task Force Bldg, 2352 Health
Science Mall.
Badminton Club
Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Badminton Club
meets Thursdays 8:30-10:30 p.m. and Fridays 6:30-8:30
p.m. in Gym A of the Robert Osborne Sports Centre. Cost
is $15 plus REC UBC card. For more information call
Bernie 228-4025 or 731 -9966.
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
Visit the Neville Scarfe Children's Garden located west of
the Education Building. Open all year-free. Families
interested in planting, weeding and watering in the garden contact Jo-Anne Naslund at 434-1081 or 228-3767.
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m., until Mar. 16. Monday - Friday
Free.
Botanical Gardens
Open 10a.m.-3p.m..untilMar. 16. Daily. Free.
Merger
at UBC,
By JO MOSS
Next year's applicants to Vancouver
General Hospital's nursing program may
be the first to graduate with UBC degrees.
The two institutions are currently
examining the possibility of combining
the programs by next fall to meet a Canada-wide need for more nurses with higher
professional qualifications.
VGH's Board of Trustees approved
the plan in principle at a September meeting.
UBC has thus far only agreed to study the
issue.
Marilyn Willman, Director of UBC's
School of Nursing, said the merger could
better prepare nurses to function in a
health-care system that is becoming increasingly complex.
' 'Our major concern is to have a larger
pool of people that can provide the kind of
nursing care that we see as being essential
as we move on toward the year 2000,"
she said.
"People are hearing the message that
of nursing schools
VGH discussed
if you want to be a nurse, you should have
a baccalaureate degree," confirmed Inge
Schamborzki, Vice-President of Nursing
at VGH. Applications to VGH's three-
year diploma program have been declining for the last few years, she said.
In the next few months, both sides will
be examining details of the program's
structure and administration.
"We have to be satisfied that the
collaboration would be effective and meet
UBC's objectives,"said Axel Meisen,
UBC's Dean of Applied Science. "It is
understood that the VGH students would
meet all of UBC's admission and academic requirements."
Issues to be addressed in the program
development include allocating shared
teaching responsibilities between UBC
and VGH faculty; accommodating VGH
students in courses offered by other UBC
departments as part of program requirements; and providing financial support.
According to Schamborzki. VGH has
had several hundred enquiries about
admission requirements for the new program.
The VGH school wants to maintain a
constant student enrolment after the merger,
she said. The. hospital currently accepts
70 students in the fall and another 70 in
the spring. In the new program, students
will be admitted in the fall term only.
UBC enrols about 80 nursing students
per year.
"Funding for the combined program
is a critical issue and we are looking at
long-term as well as short-term funding
implications," Meisen said.
As a hospital program, VGH's nursing school receives funds from the Ministry of Health, while UBC's program is
funded by the Ministry of Advanced
Education and Job Training.
Jim Flett, President of VGH, said
preliminary discussions with the provincial government indicate that VGH's
program funding will be maintained. UBCREPORTS   Jan. 12.1989      4
SUNDAY, JAN. 15    |
Music Concert
Joirt Concert: UBC Symphony Orchestra & Vancouver
Ycoth Symphony Orchestra. Oscar Shumsky, conductor. Admission: $5 General 4 $3 Students/Seniors. For
information cal 228-3113. Old Auditorium, Music Building. 2:30p.m.
MONDAY, JAN. 16    |
Mech 598 Seminar
CIM - A Manufacturing Paradigm. Dr. Vince Thompson,
Mr. Udo Graefe, NRC. For information call 228-4350.
Ftoom 1215, CEME Bldg. 3:30 p.m.
Biochemistry Seminar
Heat Shock Protein Involved in Transport Into Mitochondria and Across ER. Dr. Elizabeth Craig, Dept. of
Physiological Chemistry, U. of Wisconsin. For information call Dr. C. Astell at 228-2142. Lecture Hall #4. IRC
BWg. 3:45 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Applying Logic to Diagnosis Problems. Dr. Davkf Poole,
UBC. For information call 228^1584. Room 229, Mathematics Bldg. 3:45 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar
Binary Stars in Globular Clusters. Dr. Bruce Margon, U.
ofWashington. For information call 228-4134. Room
260, Geophysics & Astronomy Bldg. 4 p.m.
Paediatrics Seminar
Hyperiipidemia in Childhood. To Treat or Not to Treat?
Prof. J. Frohlich. UBC. Refreshments provided at 11 45
a.m. Fa information call 875-2492 Room D308, Shaughnessy Hospital. Noon
TUESDAY, JAN. 17   |
Final Ph.D. Seminar
Modulation of The Human Erythrocyte Plasma Membrane Calcium Pump by Endogenous Calcium-Activated Neutral Protease (Calpain I). Kevin K.W. Wang,
Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, For information
call 228-4887. Lecture Theatre #3, Woodward IRC BWg.
12:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 181
Noon-Hour Series
Early Music Trio: John Sawyer, baroque violin; Margriet
Tindemans, viola da gamba; Doreen Oke, harpsichord.
Admission: $2. For information call 228-3113. Recital
Hall, Music Bldg. 12:30 p.m.
Ecology Seminar
Pseudoreplication: The Achilles Heel of Ecology. Stuart
Hutlbert, San Diego State U. For information call 228-
4329. Room 2449, Biological Sciences Bldg. 4:30 p.m.
Geophysics Seminar
Interactive Design of Irregular Grids for Finite Element
Modelling. Dr. Falconer Henry, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, B.C. For information call 228-5406.
Room 260, Geophysics & Astronomy Bldg. 4 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 19 |
Academic Women's Association Seminar
Retrieving Canada's Early Woman Writers. Carole
Gerson, Research Fellow. Also - The Impact of Children's Chronic Illness on Families. Virginia Hayes,
Nursing. Bring your own lunch. For more information caH
228-5331. Penthouse, Buchanan BWg. 12:30 p.m.
Music at the Museum
University Singers. James Fankhauser, director. Admission: Free with Museum admission. For information
call 228-3113. Museum of Anthropology. 3 p.m.
Psychology Colloquium
Prose Processing in Adulthood and Old Age: Issues of
Expertise and Compensation. Dr Roger Dixon, U. of
Victoria. For information call 228-2755. Room 2510,
KennyBldg. 4p.m.
H.R. MacMillan Lecture No. 39
The Soviet Forest Now and In The Future: Too Much
Glasnost. Too Little Perestroyka? Dr. Brenton M. Barr,
U. of Calgary. For more information call 228-4935.
Room 166, MacMillan Bldg. 12:30-1 40 p.m.
FRIDAY, JAN. 20
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
How to Be an Expert Witness-Part II. Wayne Jeffery and
D'Arcy Smith, RCMP Forensic Laboratory. For information call 228-3183. #3, Woodward IRC Bldg. 12:30 p.m.
UBC Reports is published every
second Thursday by the UBC
Community Relations Office, 6328
Memorial Rd, Vancouver, B.C, V6T
1W5. Telephone 228-3131.
Editor-in-Chief: Don Whiteley
Editor: Howard FtaxgoM
Contributors: Greg Dickson,
Jo Moss, Paula Martin,
Debora Sweeney, Gavin Wilson.
calendar
J an J 5 - Jan.28
The legendary Oscar Shumsky, whose concert debut at age eight prompted Leopold Stokowski to call him "die most astounding
genius Ihave everheard,"performs tonightatUBCRecital Hadat8 p.m. Shumsky willbejoinedby his son, viotist Eric Shumsky
and UBC professor Geoffrey Michaels, his former student.
CALENDAR DEADLINES
For events in the period Jan.29 to Feb.ll, notices must be submitted on proper Calendar forms no later than 4 pm. on
Wednesday Jan.18 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Room 207, Old Administration Building. For more
information call 228-3131.
Fisheries & Aquatic Science Seminar
Longitudinal Patterns of Ecosystem Processes and Fish
Community Dynamics in a Subartic River. Dr. Bob
Naiman, Centre for Streamside Studies, U. of Washington. For information call 228-4329. Room 2449, Biosciences Bldg. 430 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Genetics and Epidemiology of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Dr. Robert Armstrong, Dept of Paediatrics. NOTE: NEW
LOCATION. For information call 228-5311. Room
D309A, UBC Hospital, Shaughnessy Site. 1 p.m.
formation call 877-6010. Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer
Foundation, 601W. 10th. Noon -1 p.m.
Paediatrics Seminar
Airway Reactivity in Premature Infants: New Methodologies in Assessment of Pulmonary Function in Neonates.
Dr. A. Solimano, UBC. For information call 875-2492.
Refreshments provided at 11:45 a.m. Room D308, UBC
Hospital, Shaughnessy Site. Noon
English Colloquium
Malcolm Lowry's Imaginative Universe, Dr. K. Scherf,
English. For information call 228-5122. Buchanan
Penthouse, Buchanan Bldg. 3:30 p.m.
Asian Studies Seminar
Paul Scott: The Historian's Novelist Prof. Robin Moore,
Dept. of History, The Flinders U. of South Australia. For
information call 228-3881. Room 604, Asian Centre.
3:30-5p.m.
MONDAY, JAN. 23    |
Mech 598 Seminar
On the Dynamics of the Flexible Orbiting Manipulator.
Julius Chan, Graduate Student Also - Hydrodynamic
Performance of Prosthetic Heart Valves. WmonaBishop,
Graduate Student. For information call 228-4350. Room
1215, CEME Bldg. 3:30 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Special
Seminar
Regulation of Vasoconstriction by IP3 Diacylglycerol and
Calcium. Dr. Casey Van Breemen, Prof., Dept. of
Pharmacology, U. of Miami School of Medicine. For
information call 228-2270. Room #3, Woodward IRC
Bldg. 12:30 p.m.
Biochemical Seminar
G-Proteins, Signal Transduction and The Control of
Gene Expression During Dictyostelium Development.
Dr. Rick Firtel, Centre for Molecular Genetics, Dept of
Biology, U. of California. For information call Dr. G.
Weeks at 228-4829. Lecture Hall #4, IRC Bldg. 3:45
p.m.
Cancer Seminar
New Development on the Treatment and Prophylaxsis
ofPCP. Dr. JuHo Montaner, St Paul's Hospital. For in-
TUESDAY, JAN. 24
in the Spotlight
Student Series. Admission Free. For information call
228-3113. Recital Hall, Music BWg.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
Topic to be announced. Dr. Robert Upper, Visiting PMA
Scientist, Director of Pharmaceutical Product Dev., Bristol-Myers, USA. For information call 228-4887. Lecture
Theatre #3, Woodward IRC Bldg. 12:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 251
Ecology Seminar
Ofd Growth Forests; Their Contribution to the Commodity Landscape. Jerry F. Franklin, U.S. Forest Service, U.
ofWashington. For information call 228-4329. Room
2449, Biosciences Bldg. 4:30 p.m.
Noon-Hour Series
Jean Paul SeviHa, piano. Admission $2. For information
call 228-3113  Recital Hall, Music Bldg. 12:30p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Applications of Potential Flow Models in Agrodynamics.
Dr. Geoffrey Parkinson, UBC. For information cal 228-
4584. Room 229, Mathematics Bldg. 3:45 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 26
Faculty Concert Series
Jane Coop, piano. Information Lecture: 7:30 p.m.
Admission $8 General, $4 Students/Seniors For information call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music Bldg. 8 p.m.
Public Sale
Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility. 2352 Health
Sciences Mall. For information cal 228-2813. 12 -3 p.m.
Dr. J.F. McCreary Lecture
Life Sciences Experiments in Space. Dr. Roberta Bonder, Payload Specialist, Canadian Astronaut Team. For
information call 228-4965. Lecture Hall #2. IRC Bldg.
1230-2 p.m.
Ocean Sciences & Engineering Seminar
Development of a Lateral Stress Tod For Deep (6000m)
Ocean Oiling. Dr. R.G. Campanela, UBC. For information caH 228-5210. Room 1215, Civil & Mechanical Eng.
Bldg. 330 p.m.
Neuroscience Discussion
Group Seminar
Regulation of Insulin-Like Growth Factor Expression in
Rat CNS. Dr. J. F. McKelvy, Head, Neuroscience Research Division, Abbott Laboratories. For further infor
mation cal Dr. Peter B.Reiner at 228-7369. University
Hospital, Koerner Pavilion Lecture Theatre (Basement
level. Room GF279, next to ACU Cafeteria). 430 p.m.
Biochemical Seminar
RNA Processing in Bacteria. Dr. David Apirton, Dept of
Hochemistiy, Washington U., St Louis. For information
cal Dr. P. Dennis at 228-5975. Lecture Hal #4, IRC Bldg.
4 p.m.
Comparative Literature Colloquium
A Mere Fiction of What Never Was: Conrad, DAnntrao
and the Tragedy of Exoticism. Dr. Christopher Bongie,
UBC. For information call 228-5157. Buchanan Penthouse, Buchanan Bldg. 1 p.m.
FRIDAY, JAN. 27     |
Fisheries & Aquatic Science Seminar
Migratory Behaviour of Adult Salmon In Coastal and
Estuarine Waters. Dr. Tom Quinn, School of Fisheries,
U. of Washington. For information call 228-4329. Room
2449, Biosciences Bldg. 4:30 p.m.
Joint Departmental Seminar
Biological Control of Soil Borne Root Pathogens. Dr.
John Webster, Centre for Pest Management, SFU. For
information call 228-3716. Room 154, MacMillan Bldg.
3:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar
A Strategy for Cloning the Huntington Disease Gene. Dr.
Denis Allard, UBC. NOTE: NEW LOCATION. For
information call 228-5311. Room D309A, University
Hospital, Shaughnessy Site. 1 p.m.
NOTICES
Exhibition
Jan. 6-19. Mon-Fri. 9-4:30 p.m. Sat/Sun. 12 - 4 p.m.
Festival Architecture in India. Illustrations by Sarah
Bonnemaison. Festival architectural drawings of a Northern
Indian event called Ramlila. Freehand drawings of
bamboo effigies and a selection of the performing sites
used during this month-long festival. For information call
228-2746. Audrtorium, Asian Centre.
Paintings Exhibition
Exhibition of Paintings by SH AO Fei. SH AO Fei (born
1954, Beijing) is one of many artists from the Peoples
Republic of China whose works and artistic concerns are
creating new directions in modem Chinese painting. For
information call 228-2746. Auditorium, Asian Centre
Jan. 21 -31. Mon-Fri 10 - 4:30 p.m. Sat/Sun. 12 - 5 p.m.
Reading, Writing & Study Skills
Improve your reading speed & comprehension, composition, speech, study skills & vocabulary.
The UBC Reading, Writing and Study Skills Centre is
offering 19 non-credit courses this term including Reading for Speed and Comprehension, Writing Business
Letters and Memos, Writing Effective Reports, Writing
Proposals, Roberts Rules-Demystified, Thinking &
Communicating on Your Feet, Media Interview Tech
niques, ECT Workshops, as well as three correspondence courses.
For registration information, phone 222-5245. Jan. 12 &
Jan. 26.
Language Programs & Services
Al Programs Start Week of January 20,1989. French in
Action, the French television program on KCTS9 Saturday mornings, will serve as the basis for a multi-media
French language program offered on Tuesday nights,
Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
French conversation classes at the intermediate and
advanced levels will continue on Thursday evenings.
Beginner Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin and Cantonese
classes will be offered on Tuesday nights and Saturday
mornings.
Elementary and advanced levels in all languages win be
offered on Thursday nights. For more information, call
Language Programs and Services, Centre for Continuing Education at 222-5227.
Evening English Language Courses
Jan. 16 -Mar. 8,1989. Mon & Wed. 7-9 p.m. Conversation skills, beginner to advanced. Speech fluency and
pronunciation, advanced. $175 per course. For information cat 222-5285. Room 109,2062 West Mai Hut M-18.
Evening English Language Courses
Jan. 17-Mar. 9. Tues. & Thurs. 7-9 p.m. Writing and
Grammar, Intermediate to Advanced. TOEFL Preparation. $175per course. For information call 222-5285.
Room 109,2062 West Mall Hut M-18.
Fine Arts Gallery
Jan. 3 - Feb. 4. L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris: 49
Student Drawings. Basement Main Library. Tues.-Fri.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, Noon - 5 p.m.
Theatre-Play
Jan. 11 - 21. Yerma by Federico Garcia Lorca. Tickets
$10 for Adults, $7 for Students/Seniors. For information
and reservations call 228-2678. Federic Wood Theatre.
Walter Gage Toastmasters
Wednesdays. Public Speaking Club Meeting. Speeches
and tabletopics. Guests are welcome. For information
callSulanat224-9976. Room215,SUB. 7:30p.m.
Language Exchange Program
Ongoing. Free service to match up people who want to
exchange their language for another. For information
call MaweteSharnaia, International House at 228-5021.
Language Bank Program.
Free translation/interpretation services offered by International students and community in general. For information car! Teresa Uveno, International House at 228-
5021.
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