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Hi'ary Thomson photo
Botany Bay
Bob Kantymir, manager of Greenhouse Facilities at the Botany Dept.
greenhouse, enjoys a tropical climate in midwinter as he collects Coleus
plant specimens for use in undergraduate Botany labs. In two greenhouses
on the roof of the Biological Sciences Building and a field near Totem
Park residence, Kantymir cultivates and harvests a variety of plants
ranging from Brussels sprouts to cactus for use by students and faculty.
Four to receive Order
of Canada honours
Two renowned UBC scientists, a former
director of the Museum of Anthropology,
and the first director  of the
First  Nations
House of
Learning have
been named to
the Order of
Dr. Donald
Calne and Dr.
Judith Hall
were named
officers of
the Order of
Canada while
Prof. Emeritus
Michael Ames
and Assoc. Prof. Emerita Verna Kirkness
have been named members of the order.
Calne,   director  of UBC's   Neurodegenerative Disorders Centre, is a lead-
ing clinician and researcher .Well-known
around the world for his work to understand Parkinson's disease, he will chair
the XIII International Parkinson's Disease Congress in 1999 in Vancouver.
Dr. Judith
Hall's research focuses
on human
delivery and
the value of
folic acid in reducing birth
defects. As a
clinical geneticist, she is able
to apply new
genetic techniques to patient care. Head of Pediatrics
See ORDER Page 2
Finlay is top young
scientist in Canada
by Hilary Thomson
Staff writer
UBC Biotechnology Laboratory researcher Brett Finlay has
been awarded the 1998
Steacie Prize in the natural sciences, Canada's top
award for young scientists and engineers.
Last year's award also
went to a researcher in
the Biotechnology Lab,
Prof. Terry Snutch.
"To have a biologist
receive the prize two years
in a row is very unusual,"
says Prof. Doug Kilburn,
the lab's director. 'To have
both of these individuals
come from the same small
academic unit is unprec- Finlay
This recognition is extremely flattering," says Finlay. 'The list of previous
winners is like the who's who of Canadian
The cash award of $10,000 for outstanding scientific research is given annually to a Canadian of 40 years of age or
The Biotechnology Lab exemplifies
the power of interdisciplinary research," says
Bernard Bressler, vice-
president. Research. "In
the last sixyears, the work
ofthe lab has been recognized not only with two
Steacies, but also with
Michael Smith's Nobel
Prize in Chemistry."
Reflecting the lab's
interdisciplinary nature,
Finlay holds professorships in three areas: the
Biotechnology Lab. Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology and Microbiology
and Immunology.
He conducts bacterial disease research,
looking for new ways to treat diseases
See FINLAY Page 2
Program's aim to build
leadership skills
A new program to help women students develop strategic leadership
skills has been created by the Women
Students' Office.
The Women's Leadership Program:
Applied Skills and Strategies offers
more than a dozen 90-minute workshops designed to strengthen personal and interpersonal skills.
Marsha Trew, director of the Women
Students' Office, says students have to
be adept in understanding not only themselves but others to succeed today.
"Preparing to live and work in a
global environment means developing personal and social competencies," she says. "Leadership effectiveness begins with self-awareness and
grows to an understanding of others."
Workshop topics range from understanding personal style and conflict resolution to exploring diversity
and managing emotions.
Trew says the skills and strategies
women will gain from these seminars
can be used immediately or applied to
future careers.
"Whether women are preparing a
class presentation, making their way
through a degree program or getting
ready for their first job, they're being
called on to take charge of their own
potential," she says.
Each workshop costs $5. Students
who complete a minimum of six will
earn a certificate. For further information or to register call the Women
Students' Office at (604) 822-2415.
Readership survey, see Page 8
Bug Busters
How Y2K-proof is your computer at home?
Brazilian Balance
UBC planners help a city in Brazil balance the necessities of life
"an explosion
of gated communities"
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration;
Centre for Real Estate and Urban Land Economics
■ TH/hK ■
About It.
www.research.ubc.ca 2 UBC Reports • January 21, 1999
Continued from Page 1
such as salmonella and E.coli.
The need for new treatments
is becoming critical as bacteria
rapidly become resistant to currently used antibiotics, says
His research focuses on the
interactions between disease-
causing bacteria and their host
cells. He wants to know how
these pathogens adhere, enter,
survive, replicate and exit the
host cells.
The lab recently discovered
that E. coli bacteria insert a soluble bacterial protein into the host
cell membrane. The bacteria bind
to this inserted protein, rearrange the host cell microvilli —
the microscopic filaments on the
membrane surface — to form a
pedestal or base camp to launch
their invasion in the host.
It is unique to find a pathogen
that can put its receptor, a protein that allows the bacteria to
adhere to the host, directly into
a host cell and thrive on it, says
Previously it was believed that
receptors existed within the host
cells and were not of bacterial
The next step is to work with
biotechnical companies to develop vaccines that will prevent
the E.coli bacteria from infecting
cows, which will in turn protect
beef consumers. Vaccines for
humans could also be used.
Finlay is also investigating
how the epithelial cells found in
the lining of the stomach and
intestinal tract absorb salmonella bacteria, which work from
inside the intestinal cells.
He aims to identify how the
bacteria functions within the
cells and to develop methods to
block the bacteria's entry into
the body.
"No one area or researcher
can find all the answers," says
Continued from Page 1
at UBC and B.C.'s Children's
Hospital, she has earned a Senior Killam Prize and the B.C.
Science Council Gold Medal
Award for research.
A professor emeritus in the
Anthropology and Sociology
Dept., Ames is well known for
his teaching and publishing on
the topics of anthropology, museums and public culture and
for his research in Sri Lanka,
India and British Columbia.
In 1974, he began to build on
the work of the founding curator and director of the Museum
of Anthropology, Audrey and
Harry Hawthorn. The museum
is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and Ames is credited with guiding its development into one of the world's
most prominent research and
educational museums.
Verna Kirkness, an associate
professor emerita in Education,
became head of UBC's Native
Indian Teacher Education Program in 1981 and six years later,
director of the First Nations
House of Learning.
Her leadership included building the First Nations Longhouse.
She received an honorary degree
from UBC in 1994.
The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize
outstanding achievement and
service by Canadians in various
fields of human endeavour.
Finlay. "The joy ofthe Biotechnology Lab is that its members
can draw on a rich variety of
expertise. We're constantly shifting boundaries to create collaborations that stretch across
Finlay has also been designated a Medical Research Council Scientist, has twice been
named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Research Scholar and is a recipient
of UBC's Killam Research Prize.
Lab home to innovation
UBC's Biotechnology Laboratory stretches across traditional boundaries to create an
interdisciplinary environment
that is yielding improved understanding of human, agricultural plant and forest diseases,
better methods of producing
therapeutic proteins and designs for biotechnology equipment and systems.
• Established in 1987 by
founding director and 1993
Nobel Prize winner Prof.
Emeritus Michael Smith, the
lab has brought in a total of
$24 million in research funding over the last nine years.
• Prof. Brett Finlay is the second researcher from the lab
to win the Steacie Prize in
the last two years. In 1997
Prof. Terry Snutch won for
his research into the function of calcium channels in
the body.
• Finlay and Snutch have also
been awarded Howard
Hughes Medical Institute International Research Scholarships.
The 12 faculty members in
the Biotechnology Lab have
also earned three UBC Killam
Research Prizes, two Medical
Research Council of Canada
Scientist awards and two gold
medals from the Science
Council of B.C.
The lab has successfully
started three spin-off companies, been granted 13 patents, has nine patents pending and has made 19 invention disclosures.
More than 100 students and
post-doctoral fellows participate in research and other
learning activities at the lab.
Lab members come from five
faculties and 10 departments
including chemical engineering, forest sciences, neuro-
science and zoology.
Outreach programs include
workshops and molecular genetics teaching kits for high
schools and hosting trainees
in the Employment Skills for
Women program sponsored
by Canada Employment and
Immigration Commission.
Volunteer Vancouver
Volunteer Recognition
Awards lvl~~
Call for nominations vounim
Nominations of one or more individuals, groups or companies are
requested in the following four categories:
• The Volunteer Vancouver Award
• The Volunteer Vancouver Award for Initiative
• The Leaders ofTomorrowAward(co-sponsoredby ubc/SFU)
• The Community Service Awards
• The Caring Company Award
Information and nomination forms available from Volunteer Vancouver at
301-3102 Main St., 875-9144
Nomination Deadline: Feb. 5
Volunteer Recognition Awards Dinner: April 21
at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
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Paper consumption has doubled
since the advent of the personal
What Can You Do?
■ Edit work on the computer.
■ Stop printing your e-mails!
■ Print drafts on paper already
used on one side.
1999 President's Service
Award nominations
The committee is seeking nominations of outstanding faculty and
staff who have made distinguished contributions to the university.
For a nomination form call 822-2484. Please mail nominations to:
President's   Service   Award   for   Excellence   Committee,
c/o Ceremonies Office, second floor, Ponderosa B, Campus Zone 2.
1999-2000 and Subsequent Years
Nominations are invited for the position of Cecil
H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor in Residence.
Nominees must be exceptional researchers from
outside UBC whose work has the potential for
significant impact in more than one discipline.The
appointee will live at Green College for three
months and conduct a seminar under the auspices
ofthe Individual Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate
Program.The first appointment will be made in 1999.
For detailed terms and procedures, contact Rosanne
Rumley at Green College, 6201 Cecil Green Park
Road, Campus Zone I or vsp@interchange.ubc.ca
or fax to 822-8742.
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Set Adjustments
Hilary Thomson photo
UBC Theatre students (1-r) Zain Meghji, Karen Gilodo, Bryan Johnston,
Diana Grove and Melanie Walden rehearse a scene from Over the Moon
written by Meah Martin, a graduate student in Theatre, Film and
Creative Writing. The play tells the story of a middle-aged woman who
is questioning some long-held assumptions including her relationship
to family and church. Over the Moon is the first student playwright
performance staged in the Frederic Wood Theatre. It runs through Jan.
30. For ticket information call (604) 822-2678.
JjgflO] Bug busters
Making IT work from
home next year
This is the first in a series of columns produced with the assistance of
ITServices to update the campus on exterminating the Y2K bug at UBC.
Steps have been taken to ensure UBC's major computer systems will
function come Jan. 1, 2000 but what about that computer you work on at
Nadine Hoffman, project leader for the UBC Y2K Awareness program says
there are some Y2K issues individuals working from home need to be aware of.
"If the computer is a Macintosh product or is used as a stand-alone
machine and you won't be upgrading the software on it you don't need to
worry," she says.
If your non-Macintosh machine is connected with the Web or another
server at UBC, however, Hoffman says you need to make sure ofthe following:
1. The computer hardware must be Y2K compliant. There are several ways
to check this:
• Review the ITServices Y2K Web page at http://www.itservices.ubc.ca/
year2000/. The Hardware Issues page includes links to major hardware
vendors offering detailed information on compliance of their models.
• Download a personal computer (PC) Y2K test from the Hardware Issues
• Test the clock which keeps track of time inside your computer manually.
To do so:
i)  Turn off the PC and disconnect from all networks. Then reboot the PC
and go to the system's setup screen,
ii) Locate the date and time fields which are usually found under a
heading called standard setup,
iii) Manually set the time and date to Dec. 31, 1999 at 11:55 p.m. Save
the settings, exit the setup screen and the computer will carry out its
startup procedure. When it is finished turn the machine off.
iv) After five or 10 minutes turn the computer back on and go to the setup
screen to check that the clock reads Jan. 1, 2000.
Use the same procedure with a Feb. 28, 2000 date to make sure the
computer recognizes 2000 as a leap year by rolling over to Feb. 29.
2. The computer software must be Y2K compliant.
• Review the Software Issues page you will find on the ITServices Y2K Web
page. The page gives links to common vendors which show which version
of their software is compliant and describe any modifications required.
In most cases vendors only certify the last version of their products.
• Check spreadsheets to ensure any date calculations use four digits to
represent the year. Also check any databases or custom-designed
programs which have been developed for your research and course work.
3. Check data files to ensure that years are shown in the four-digit format.
4. Check that printers and fax machines are compliant by reviewing
ITServices Y2K Web page, the vendor's own Web page or by contacting
the equipment distributor directly. Monitor vendors' Web sites regularly
as new bugs may be found which could change compliance status.
A Y2K preparedness kit will soon be available from UBC's ITServices. For
more information contact Nadine Hofmann at ITServices at (604) 822-2143
or e-mail nadine.hofmann@ubc.ca.
Engineers put bones
together in new lab
by Hilary Thomson
Thomas Oxland
Staff writer
Screwdrivers, socket wrenches and
cans of 3-in-l oil litter the counters.
No, this isn't a scene from your local
garage. These are some ofthe tools to be
found in the new Orthopedic Engineering
Research Laboratory.
"Orthopedic surgery can sometimes
be viewed as carpentry for the body." say s
lab director Thomas Oxland, an associate professor of Orthopedics and Mechanical Engineering. ■■■■■■■■■■■■i
"As orthopedic engineers, our role is to
develop the best tools
and methods to help
the surgeons."
Researchers at the
lab aim to devise better  treatments   for       	
bone and joint problems.
This lab is a long-standing dream for
our department," says Dr. Clive Duncan,
head ofthe Dept. of Orthopedics. "Having
a dedicated unit will allow us to fulfill
many of our research goals."
A partnership of UBC's faculties of
Medicine and Applied Science and the
Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences
Centre, the lab covers about 225 square
metres in a newly converted site at Vancouver General Hospital.
Large rooms flooded with natural light
contain the lab's first equipment purchases. These include equipment to simulate joint movement and the pressures or
loads on joints and an opto-electronic
camera system to precisely measure joint
On almost every surface of the lab are
segments of fractured bone held together
with wire, pins or metal implants and
skeletal models of feet, hips, shoulders,
knees and the spine.
Researchers also experiment with plastics and ceramics to repair damaged joints.
This area of research
is amazingly
Oxland was instrumental in designing
a device called a spinal cage which holds
together fractured or degenerated vertebrae.
Made of titanium, the cage ranges in
length from 20-30 millimetres and is
about the diameter of a ballpoint pen. It
can be inserted into the spine without the
major surgical invasion of a bone graft
from the hip which was the previous
Researchers are also looking at how to
stabilize a fractured
bone  that  already
■■■■■■■■■■■»       holds an implant.
Screws to hold the
fracture would disrupt the implant so
researchers experiment with alternative methods while
mechanically dupli-
       eating the stress the
'This area of research is amazingly interdisciplinary,"
says Oxland. "To solve orthopedic problems we use the expertise of biomechanical
engineers, physicists and doctors."
Engineering graduate students participate in orthopedic grand rounds with
physicians to better understand the problems patients and surgeons face.
Among the many devices pioneered by
UBC orthopedic researchers are antibiotic-impregnated cement used in hip and
knee implants to treat infections. Researchers also developed the first microprocessor-controlled automatic tourniquet system for surgery.
A Canada Foundation for Innovation
grant recently funded the purchase of
equipment for a study of reconstruction
of massive skeletal defects. These range
from joint deterioration due to osteoporosis to polyethylene implants worn out
over time.
A Natural Science and Engineering
Research Council grant funds the lab's
study of cervical spine injuries.
Fairy tales to fantasy
on children's book list
by Hilary Thomson
Staff writer
Cataloguing children's literature is anything but child's play say two faculty members from the School of Library, Archival
and   Information
Prof. Emerita
Sheila Egoff and
Prof. Ronald Hagler
recently completed
Books That Shaped
Our Minds, a catalogue of more than
360 ofthe most significant American
and British children's books of the
18th, 19th and early
20th centuries in
UBC's Special Collections holdings.
The catalogue
describes such
books as an 1866
first edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice in
Wonderland and The Adventures of Robert,
Earl of Huntington, vulgarly called Robin
Hood, published in 1767.
It is divided into sections representing
the various genres of children's literature
such as fairy and folk tales, moral tales
and boys' and girls' books.
Egoff has prefaced each section with
Egoff and Hagler
an essay describing the development of
children's literature in those categories.
"Catalogues are never done and never
perfect," says Hagler, who contributed
bibliographical descriptions as well as
helping to edit, design and produce the
The project was
started to publicize
the Library's extensive holdings of
early children's literature.
"We have editions not found
anywhere else,"
says Egoff. "So
many early children's books were
worn out in use
and are now extremely rare."
Most    of   the
books  described
come from UBC's
Arkley  Collection
of Early and Historical Children's Literature.
The collection has grown to more than
10,000 books, making it one of the largest collections of children's literature in
A selection of books from the catalogue is on display in the concourse ofthe
Main Library until February. 4 UBC Reports • January 21, 1999
January 24 through February 6
Monday, Jan. 25
Fish 500 Seminar
Use Of Acoustic Seabed Classification For Seabed Habitat Characterization. Bill Collins, chief
scientist, Quester Tangent Corporation. Hut B-8 Ralf Yorque
Room at 11:30am. Refreshments
at 11am. Call 822-4329.
Lectures In Modern
Non-Linear Spectroscopy Studies Of Ultrafast Dynamics In Liquids, Solutions, Glasses And Proteins. Prof. Graham R. Fleming,
U of California. Chemistry D-225
(centre block) at 11:30am. Call
Biochemistry And Molecular
Biology Seminar
Five Orders Of Magnitude Affinity Gain In Anti-Trypanosomal
Drug Development By Structure-
Based Design. Christophe
Verlinde. IRC #4 at 3:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-8022.
Mechanical Engineering
Control Of An Industrial Log-
Handling Machine. George Wang,
director. Control Systems Research Group, NRC. CEME 1204
from 3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-3770.
Astronomy Seminar
Bayesian Analysis Of 20-Year
Radio Measurements Of The X-
Ray Binary LSI +61 303: Finding
Periodic Modulation. Phil
Gregory. Hennings 318 at 4pm.
Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call
Member Speaker Series
Learning For Life: African-American Schools In Lexington, Ky.,
1910-1950. Jamie Winders, Geography. Green College at
5:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Thematic Lecture Series
Implicit Knowledge: Tradition And
Its Aftermath. Michael McKeon,
English, Rutgers U. Green College Coach House at 7:30pm. Call
St. John's College Speaker
Southeast False Creek: An Idea
Of Sustainability Through Design. Lisa Kwan, Architecture.
St. John's College Fireplace
Lounge at 8pm. Call 822-8788.
Archeological Institute
The Last Emperor: Tracking The
Palaiolgoi Of Byzantium. Hector
Williams, Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies. Hellenic Community Centre lecture
hall at 8pm. Call 822-2889.
Tuesday, Jan. 26
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
TBA. VGH, Eye Care Centre Aud.
at 7am. Call 875-4192.
UBC Teaching Community
Time Management. David Lam
basement seminar room from
10am-12:30pm. To register call
English Lecture
The Secret History Of Domesticity: Public. Private And The Division Of Knowledge In Early Modern England. Michael McKeon,
Rutgers U. Buchanan B-212 at
12:30pm. Call 822-4225.
Microbiology And
Immunology Seminar
Discovery And Characterization
Of A Novel Non-Oxidative Decarboxylation   System   From  A
Streptomycete: Potential Applications For Biotransformation. Kevin
Chow. Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
Botany Seminar
MAPing The O-Zone Response In
Plants. Brian Ellis. Plant Science.
BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Charles A. McDowell Lecture
The First Steps In Photosynthesis:
Femtosecond Spectroscopy Of
Light Harvesting. Prof. Graham R.
Fleming, Chemistry, U of California. Chemistry B-250 (south wing)
at lpm. Refreshments at 12:40pm.
Call 822-3266.
Oceanography Seminar
Climate Impacts On Pacific Salmon
InThe 20th Century: Characteristics And Implications For The 21st
Century And Beyond. Nathan
Mantua, Atmospheric Sciences, U
of Washington. BioSciences 1465
at 3:30pm. Call 822-3278.
Statistics Seminar
Bias Robustness For Regression
Models. Prof. Jorge Adrover, U of
Cordoba. CSCI 301 from 4-5:30pm.
Refreshments, bring your own mug.
Call 822-0570.
Graduate And Faculty
Christian Forum
Knowing Oneself. John Friesen,
Counselling Psychology.
Buchanan B-221 at 4:15pm. Refreshments at 4pm. (note new
format/time). Call 822-5176.
Green College Speaker Series
The Ombudsman And Fair Administrative Practice: A Unique
Form Of Government Ethics Law.
Greg Levine, B.C. Office of the
Ombudsman. Green College at
5pm. Reception to follow from 6-
6:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Museum Of Anthropology
The Art, Customs and Beliefs of
the Indigenous People of Siberia.
Evdokia Gaer. MOA Theatre Gallery from 7-9pm. Web site: http:/
/www.moa.ubc.ca or call 822-
Continuing Studies Public
The VSO Companion. Rodney
Sharman; David Phillips. Music
302 from 7:30-9pm. Continues to
March 2. Adults$35; Seniors $30.
To register call 822-1420.	
Wednesday, Jan. 27
UBC Teaching Community
Wellness In The University
Workplace. David Lam basement
Seminar Room from 9-10:30am.
Call 822-9149.
School Of Music Concert
Wednesday Noon Hours. Andrew
Dawes, violin: Eric Wilson, cello;
Henri-Paul Sicsic. piano. Music
Recital Hall at 12:30pm. $3 at the
door. Call 822-5574.
Asian Studies Speaker Series
Poverty Alleviation And Gender
Equity In Vietnam. Julie Trang
Nguyen, research administrator,
Centre for Southeast Asian Research. Asian Centre 604 from
12:30-2pm. Call 822-3881.
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Intracellular Calcium Signaling In
Endocrine Cells. Dr. Alison Buchan,
Physiology. B.C.'s Women's Hosp.
2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.
Geography Colloquium
Patterns Of Cohabitation In The
Multicultural City: The Montreal
Case. Francine Dansereau. Geography 201 at 3:30pm. Call Trevor
Barnes 822-5804.
Nursing Rounds
Making Nursing Visible: Achievements In Nursing Informatics.
Heather Clarke, research and
policy consultant, Registered
Nurses Association Of British Columbia. UBC Hosp.. Koerner G-
279 from 4-5pm. Call 822-7453.
Ecology, Evolution And
Biodiversity Seminar
Dynamics Of Local Adaptation.
Thomas Lenormand. FNSB 60 at
4:30pm. Call 822-6973.
19th Century Studies
A Genealogy Of French Sexuality.
Robert Nye, History. Oregon State
U. Green College at 4:30pm. Call
St. John's College Speaker
Islam And The Muslims: Friends
Or Foes. Prof. Emeritus Hanna
Kassis. St. John's College 1080 at
5:15pm. Call 822-8788.
Continuing Studies Seminar
Legal Issues For The Construction
Industry. Various speakers. CEME
1202 from 6:30-9:30pm. Continues to March 10. $460 includes
materials and certificate. To register call 822-3347.
Health, Safety And
Environment Course
Occupational First Aid Level I.
Vancouver Fire Hall #10, 2992
Wesbrook Mall from 8:30am-
4:30pm. $90. To register call 822-
Thursday, Jan. 28
Sing Tao School Of
Journalism Informal Talk
Brown Bag Lunch. Royce Frith,
former Canadian high commissioner
toGreatBritain. SingTaofrom 12:30-
2pm. Call 822-6688.
Earth And Ocean Science
Debris Flow Dynamics Research
At The USGS: Analysis, Large Scale
Plume Model, Field Observations.
Richard Iverson, Cascades Volcano
Observatory. GeoSciences 330-A
at 12:30pm. Call 822-3278.
UBC Teaching Community
Classrooms Without Walls. David
Lam basement seminar room from
12:30-2:30pm. Call 822-9149.
First Nations Discussion
Readings From His Works. Richard Van Camp, poet, novelist. First
Nations Longhouse Sty-Wet-Tan
at 2pm. Call 822-1878.
Centre For Applied Ethics
Deliberative Democracy And Applied Ethics. Daniel Weinstock. U
of Montreal. Angus 413 from 4-
6pm. Call 822-5139.
Computer Science Invited
Speaker Seminar
Digital Television (DTV) And High
Definition Television (HDTV) Technology. Charles Poynton, consultant. CICSR/CS 208 from 4-5:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-0557.
Physics And Astronomy
Adventures In Flatland. Bob Austin, Princeton U. Hennings 201 at
4pm. Refreshments Hennings 325
at 3:45pm. Call 822-2137; 822-
Friday, Jan. 29
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Maternity Care Improvement
Project InThe Department Of Family Practice. Dr. Michael C. Klein,
director. Family Health Program,
B.C.'s Children's and Women's
Hosp. GF Strong Aud. at 9am.
Refreshments at 8:30am. Call 875-
Fish 500 Seminar
Fuzzy Logic Expert Systems For
Consultative And Real-Time Applications. John Meech, Mining
and Mineral Process Engineering.
Hut B-8 Ralf Yorque Room at
11:30am. Refreshments at 1 lam.
Call 822-4329.
Chan Centre Concert
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
Martin Berinbaum, director. Chan
Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at
12:30pm. Call Chan Centre ticket
office 822-2697.
Electrical And Computer
Engineering Seminar
Emotional, Cognitive And Physical
Interfaces. Sid Fels. MacLeod 208
from 12:30-lpm. Call 822-2405.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Role Of Endothelin In Congestive
HeartFailure. Dr. Norm L.M.Wong,
Medicine. Cunningham 160 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-7795.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar
Bill 14: Fact And Fiction. John
Beckett, manager. Employee Health
and Safety, City of Vancouver. UBC
Hosp., Koerner G-279 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-9302.
Adidas Noon Run
Frostbite Run. SUB North Plaza at
12:40-l:15pm. Web site: http://
intramurals.ubc.ca or call 822-
International Debate
Pacific Cup International Debate
Tournament. Angus 310 from 3-
7:30pm. Continues to Jan. 31 from
10am-5pm. Call 827-0111.
!      Mathematics Colloquium
j Models For Communicable Dis-
| eases With Age-Dependent Mortality. Prof. Fred Brauer, U of Wisconsin. Math 100 at 3:30pm. Refreshments Math Annex 1115 at
3:15pm. Call 822-2666.
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Analysis Of Systems With Recycle.
Petar Knezevich. ChemEng 206 at
3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
Co-Rec Volleyball
UBC Howl At The Moon. SRC from
7pm -lam. $60/team. Register to
Jan 27. Web site: http://
intramurals.ubc.ca or call 822-
Dal Grauer Memorial Lecture
Piano Masterclass. Andre Laplante.
Music   Recital   Hall  at  7:00pm.
Adults $5; Senior/Student $3 at
the door. Call 822-5574.
Thunderbird Men's Ice
Vs. University of Regina.
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre at 7:30 pm. Continues to Jan.
30. Adults $7; Youth/Seniors $4:
UBC Students $3; Children under 12 free. Web site: http://
www.athletics.ubc.ca or call 822-
2473 (UBC-BIRD).
International House Dance
International House from 8pm-
lam. Admission: $3. Web Site:
or call 822-5021.	
Saturday, Jan. 30
UBC Winter Indoor Tennis
Coast Club from 8:30am-
10:30pm. Continues to Feb. 2
from 4:30-10:30pm. $20/ea,
$10/ea dbls. Web site: http://
intramurals.ubc.ca or call 822-
Chalmers Institute Program
Children And Spirituality. Anne
Searcy, co-ordinator. VST from
10am-4pm. To register call 822-
Dal Grauer Memorial
Piano Masterclass. Andre
Laplante. Music Recital Hall at
2:00pm. Adult $5; Senior/Student $3 at the door. Call 822-
Mining And Mineral Process
Engineering Dinner
UBC Mining Annual Alumni Dinner. University Golf Course at
6pm. Call 822-2540.
UBC Symphonic Wind
Ensemble Concert
Martin Berinbaum. director.
Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 8pm. Call Chan Centre ticket office at 822-2697.
Vancouver Institute Lecture
The Network Age, The Network
Economy And The Network Society. William Raduchel, chief strategy officer. Sun Microsystems
Ltd. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-
Sunday, Jan. 31
Chalmers Institute Program
Elderhostel Program: Judaism,
Messiahs and Synagogues. Rabbi
Robert Daum. VST from 8:30am
to 3pm. Continues to Feb. 5. To
register call 822-9815.
Chan Centre Concert
Andre Laplante. piano. Chan
Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall
at 3pm. Call Ticketmaster 280-
3311 or for more info 822-2697.
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 BC, V6T 1Z1. Phone: UBC-INFO
(822-4636). Fax: 822-2684. An electronic form is available at http://www.publlcaffairs.ubc.ca. Please limit to
35 words. Submissions for the Calendar's Notices section
may be limited due to space.
Deadline for the Feb. 4 issue of UBC Reports—which
covers the period Feb. 7 to Feb. 20 — is noon, Jan. 26. Calendar
UBC Reports • January 21, 1999 5
January 24 through February 6
Monday, Feb. 1
Wellness Images 2000 Fair
IRC foyer from 10am-4pm. Workshop: IRC G-59 at 12:30pm.
Continues to Feb. 5. Call 822-
English Lecture
Picture And Witness At The Site
Of The Wilderness. Jonathan
Bordo. Trent U. Buchanan B-
323 at 12:30pm. Call 822-4225.
Mechanical Engineering
Modelling Aircraft Manoeuvrability In The Vertical Plane.
Mizanur Rahman, technical consultant. Peerless Aviations Services Ltd. CEME 1204 from 3:30-
4:30pm. Refreshments. Call822-
Astronomy Seminar
Microwave Emission From Interstellar Dust. Alex Lazarian, Canadian Institute for Theoretical
Astrophysics. Hennings 318 at
4pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm.
Call 822-2267.
Tuesday, Feb. 2
UBC Teaching Community
Adding Images And Graphics To
Your Word Documents. David
Lam basement seminar room
from 9am-4:30pm. To register
call 822-9149.
Faculty Women's Club
Issues Of Sexual Harassment:
Shades Of Grey. Margaret
Sarkissian, senior equity adviser.
Equity Office. Cecil Green Park
House main floor at 10am. Refreshments. Call 822-0434.
Continuing Studies Public
Magic, Mysteries And The Apocryphal Gospel. DietmarNeufeld,
Classical, Near Eastern And Religious Studies. Vancouver Public Library (downtown) Peter
Kaye Room from 10-1 1:30am.
Continues to Feb. 23. Adults
$45; Seniors $35. To register
call 822-1420.
Botanical Garden Lecture
Pruning Techniques And Tools.
David Tarrant. Vancouver Public Library (downtown) from
12noon-lpm. $5 at the door. To
register call 822-3928.
Botany Seminar
Forestry Practices And
Ectomycorrhizal Diversity.
Melanie Jones, Okanagan College. BioSciences 2000 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Microbiology And
Immunology Seminar
Host-Pathogen Interaction In
Respiratory Tract Infections.
Ananda Chakrabarty. U of Illinois. Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
Merck Frosst Lecture
Hydrophobicity At Small and
Large Length Scales: Two Faces
Of Water. Prof. David Chandler.
Chemistry, U of California.
Chemistry B-250 (south wing) at
lpm. Refreshments at 12:40pm.
Call 822-3266.
Continuing Studies Public
Medieval Women: Their Musical
Lives. Pat Unruh, musician.
Vancouver Public Library (downtown) Peter Kaye Room from 2-
3:30pm. Continues to Feb. 23.
Adults $45; Seniors $35. To register call 822-1420.
Statistics Seminar
Stochastic Planning Using Decision Diagrams. Robert St. Aubin,
Computer Science. CSCI 301 from
4-5:30pm. Refreshments, bring
your own mug. Call 822-0570.
Green College Speaker Series
An Archaelology Of Mathematical
Concepts: Sifting Indigenous Languages For Mathematical Meanings. Bill Barton, Math, U of Auckland. Green College at 5pm. Reception Coach House from 6-
6:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Education Lecture:
Technology In Education: What Is
It Good For? John Wfflinsky, Pacific Press Professor of Literacy
and Technology, Language Education. Pacific Space Centre Aud.
from 7- 10pm. Reception to follow.
Call 822-5512.
Continuing Studies Writing
The Well-Done WhodunnitAnd Chilly
Thrillers. Laurence Gough, author.
Carr Hall 115 from 7:30-9pm. Continues for March 9. $170. To register
call 822-1420.
Wednesday, Feb. 3
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
No Grand Rounds.
Continuing Studies Public
Spanish And Portugese Explorations OfThe New World: The Age
Of Expansion. Robyn Woodward.
Vancouver Public Library (downtown) Peter Kaye Room from 10-
11:30am. Continues to Feb. 17.
Adults $35: Seniors $30. To register call 822-1420.
Lectures In Modern
Finding Transition Pathways In
Complex Systems: Throwing Ropes
Over Rough Mountain Passes, In
The Dark. Prof. David Chandler, U
of California. Chemistry D-225
(centre block) at 11:30am. Call
Your UBC Forum
Academic Plan. Prof. Michael
Goldberg, moderator. SUB Conversation Pit from 12:30 to
1:30pm. Call 822-4636.
School Of Music Concert
Wednesday Noon Hours. Eugene
Skovorodnikov, piano. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. $3 at the
door. Call 822-5574.
Faculty Financial Planning
Lecture Series
You And Your UBC Pension Fund.
Stan Hamilton: Rob Heinkel, Faculty Pension Plan. Angus 110 from
12:30-1:20pm. Call 822-1433.
UBC Teaching Community
Discrimination And Harassment
Awareness. David Lam basement
Seminar Room from l:30-4:30pm.
To register call 822-9149.
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Functional Receptors Of Human
Sperm. Dr. Gregory Lee. B.C.'s
Women's Hosp. 2N35 at 2pm. Call
Geography Colloquium
Studies Of Green: Contrasting
Patterns Of Environmental
Activisim In Some Fraser Valley
Communities. Brian Elliott. Geography 201 at 3:30pm. Call Trevor
Barnes 822-5804.
Ecology, Evolution And
Biodiversity Seminar
Reinforcement Of Mating Preferences  During Speciation.  Prof.
Mark Kirkpatrick, U ofTexas. FNSB
60 at 4:30pm. Call 822-6973.
Individual Interdisciplinary
Studies Graduate Program
There Be Method In Her Metaphors: Examining The Ethics In
Ethics Metaphors. Susan Sherwin.
Philosophy, Dalhousie U. Green
College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.
St. John's College Speaker
In The Days Of The One-Legged
Cow: Indian Reflections And The
Darkening Age. Prof. Ken Bryant,
Asian Studies. St. John's College
1080 at 5:15pm. Call 822-8788.
Continuing Studies Public
Pages Of Beauty: Persian Art And
Architecture. Prof. Emeritus
Hanna Kassis. Lasserre 107 from
7:30 9pm. Continues to Feb. 24.
Adults $45; Seniors $35. To register call 822-1420.
Thursday, Feb. 4
Health, Safety And
Environment Course
Occupational First Aid Level I. Vancouver Fire Hall #10,2992 Wesbrook
Mall from 8:30am-4:30pm. $90. To
register call 822-2029.
Continuing Studies Seminar
ISO 9000 Series - Implementation
And Auditing. Josef Otto. Point
Grey Golf and Country Club from
9am-5pm. Continues Feb. 5,
March 9 to 12. Single module $450;
Six modules $1,580. To register
call 822-3347.
Continuing Studies Public
Art In The Age Of Enlightenment.
Justin Newell. Vancouver Public
Library (downtown) Peter Kaye
Room from 10-11:30am. Continues to March 11. Adults $65; Seniors $55. To register call 822-1420.
Earth And Ocean Sciences
Linear Flow Systems: A Case
Study. Diana Allen. SFU.
GeoSciences 330-A at 12:30pm.
Call 822-3278.
History And Jewish Studies
The Trial OfThe Nazi Doctors (Nuremberg 1946-47). Prof. Michael
Marrus. U of Toronto. Buchanan
D-238 at 12:30pm. Call 822-2889.
Computer Science Invited
Speaker Series
Alpha Shapes In The Past, Present
And Future. Herbert Edelsbrunner.
U of Illinois. CICSR/CS 208 from 4-
5:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
Physics And Astronomy
Conductance Of Molecular Junctions. Mark Reed, Yale U.
Hennings 201 at 4pm. Refreshments Hennings 325 at 3:45pm.
Call 822-2137; 822-3631.
Policy Issues In Post-
Secondary Education In B.C.
A View From The Ministry. Robin
Ciceri, assistant deputy minister.
Ministry of Advanced Education,
Training and Technology. Green
College at 4:30pm. Call 822-1878.
St. John's College Speaker
Biochemical Cycles In A Changing
Globe. Prof. Inez Fung, U of California. St. John's College 1080 at
5:15pm. Call 822-8788.
Health And Medicine
Lecture Series
TBA. Robert K. Rae. Green College
at 8pm. Call 822-1878.
Friday, Feb. 5
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Eating Disorders In Children And
Adolescents - An Overview With A
Plan For Treatment In The Local
Community. Dr. Geoffrey Ainsworth.
B.C.'s Children's Hosp. GF Strong
Aud. at 9am. Call 875-2307.
Fish 500 Seminar
Community And Fisheries
Sustainability: Linking Ecosystem
Health To Socio-Economic Weil-
Being Of Fishing-Dependent Communities. Eric Tamm. Coastal
Community Network. Hut B-8, Ralf
Yorque Room at 11:30am. Refreshments at 1 lam. Call 822-4329.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar
In Vivo Mutagenicity (Genotoxicity)
Studies Using A Transgenic Rodent Assay. Greg Stuart. UBC
Hosp.. Koerner G-279 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-9302.
Asian Studies Speaker Series
Transformation On The Pearl River
Delta Region Of South China:
Twenty Years Into Reform. Graham
Johnson, Anthropology and Sociology. Asian Centre 604 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-3881.
Raindrop Hash House
Harrier Run
Pacific Spirit Park from 12:40pm -
2:15pm. $5. RegistertoFeb. 4. Web
site: http://intramurals.ubc.ca or
call 822-6000.
Mathematics Colloquium
Mahler's Measure And The Volume Of Hyperbolic Manifolds. Prof.
David Boyd. Math 100 at 3:30pm.
Refreshments Math Annex 1115
at 3:15pm. Call 822-2666
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Surfactant Modified Electro-
reduction Of Oxygen To Hydrogen
Peroxide In Alkaline And Acidic
Electrolytes. Elod Gyenge.
ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call
UBC Swim Meet
Vs. Calgary. Aquatic Centreat 4pm.
To register call 822-9623 or for
more info 822-2473 (UBC-BIRD).
UBC Rainfest
Inner Tube Water Polo. Kayak/Inflatable Polo, Water Volleyball, Boat
Jousting. Aquatic Centre from 6-
1 lpm. $100/team. Register to Feb.
3. Web site: http://
intramurals.ubc.ca or call 822-6000.
Thunderbird Women's
Vs. University of Alberta. War Memorial Gym at 6:15pm. Continues
to Feb. 6. Adults $7: Youth/Seniors $4; UBC Students $3; Children under 12 free. Web site: http:/
/www.athletics.ubc or call 822-
2473 (UBC-BIRD).
Thunderbird Men's
Vs University of Alberta. War Memorial Gym at 7:45pm. Continues
to Feb. 6. Adults $7; Youth/Seniors $4; UBC Students $3; Children under 12 free. Web site: http:/
/www.athletics.ubc or call 822-
2473 (UBC-BIRD).
Saturday, Feb. 6
Training For The Triathlon
SUB from 10am-12noon. Website:
http://intramurals.ubc.ca or call
Program In Intercultural
Studies In Asia Music
Festival Of Classical Indian Dancing. Music Recital Hall at 7pm.
Call 822-2629.
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Human Rights And Women: A
Generational Snapshot. Justice
Rosalie Abella, Ontario Court of
Appeal. IRC #2 at 8:15pm. Call
B.C. Seniors Championship
Swim Meet
Aquatic Centre from 9am; finals
at 5:30pm. Continues to Feb. 7:
finals at 5pm. To register call
Call For Submissions
Fugue. UBC's annual literary non-
fiction anthology, needs original
works of biography, autobiography, personal essay, memoir,
rhetoric, research-based essay
(excluding academic essays), non-
fiction film and radio feature
scripts, experimental pieces, etc.
Max. about 4000 words. Feb. 15
deadline. Related visual art submissions also welcome. Send submissions to Creative Writing,
Buchanan E-462, Attention: Jeremiah Aherne; e-mail:
fugue@hotmail.com; or call 822-
Thinking About Graduate
The Faculty of Graduate Studies
is interested in learning about
the decision making process you
will go through to choose a graduate school. If you are presently
"shopping" for a graduate school
(for either a master's or PhD), we
want to hear from you! If you
would be interested in participating in a survey please contact
denisels@mercury. ubc.ca.
Research Study
I am a grad student looking for
families with an autistic child(ren)
to answer a questionnaire regarding the effects of raising autistic children. The child must be
seven years old oryounger. Please
call Keri Smalley 738-8025.
TRIUMF Public Tours
An 80 min. tour takes place every
Wednesday and Friday at lpm.
Free parking. Continues to April
30. To arrange for a group tour
call 222-7355 or Web site: http:/
UBC Zen Society
Each Monday during term (except holidays) meditation session.
Asian Centre Tea Gallcrv from
l:30-2:20pm. All welcome. Call
Parents with Babies
Have you ever wondered how babies learn to talk? Help us find
out! We are looking for parents
with babies between four to 21
months of age to participate in
language development studies. If
you are interested in bringing
your baby for a one-hour visit,
please call Dr. Janet Werker's
Infant Studies Centre, Psychology. 822-6408 (ask for Kate).
Studies in Hearing and
Senior (65 years or older) volunteers needed. If your first language is English and your hearing is relatively good, we need
your participation in studies examining hearing and communication abilities. All studies take
place at UBC. Hearing screened.
Honorarium paid. Please call The
Hearing Lab, 822-9474.
Next deadline:
noon, Jan. 26 6 UBC Reports ■ January 21, 1999
News Digest
The Campus Advisory Board on Student Development (CABSD)
is seeking nominations of individuals, services and programs or
departments who make exceptional contributions or significant
improvements to student experience and the learning environment
at UBC.
Nominations from UBC students, faculty, staff and recent graduates are welcome.
Submissions, including a written statement and two supporting
letters, should be sent to the Office ofthe Vice-President, Students, Room
123, Old Administration Building, 6328 Memorial Rd. by Feb. 15.
Your UBC Forum
on the
Academic Plan
Wednesday, Feb. 3,1999,
12:30-1:30pm, Conversation Pit,
Student Union Building
• Prof. Michael Goldberg, chair, Academic Plan Advisory
Committee, moderator
For further information, visitthe Web site www.oldadmin.ubc.ca/
apacorcall UBC-INFO (822-4636).
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Bob Uttl, Ph.D.
Statistical consulting
Research design, analysis, & interpretation
Structural equation modeling
Experiments, clinical trials, surveys, imaging
Voice: 604-836-2758   Fax: 604-836-2759
Email: buttl@ibm.net
The classified advertising rate is Si6.50 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, accompanied by payment in cash, cheque (made out to UBC
Reports) or journal voucher. Advertising enquiries: UBC-INFO (822-4636).
The deadline for the Feb. 18 issue of UBC Reports is noon, Jan. 26.
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the year. Close to UBC and other
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Enka de Castro photo
Finding a balance between the growing number of squatters who call Santo Andre, Brazil
home and the surrounding watersheds is the challenge UBC planning experts and
international colleagues face in a $1.2-million three-year project recently funded by the
Canadian International Development Agency.
Experts work to help sustain
water, life in Brazilian city
by Susan Stern
Staff writer
UBC's Centre for Human Settlements is leading a major international collaborative project
to develop a community-based
watershed management system
in Santo Andre, one of 39 municipalities in Sao Paulo, Brazil
— the largest metropolitan area
in South America.
Although Santo Andre is
highly industrialized, 60 per cent
of the municipality is located in
watershed areas that supply
about 10 per cent of the drinking water to the 20 million people in metropolitan Sao Paulo.
Although the area is officially
protected from settlement, poor
Brazilians live in the area unofficially and have inadequate water
supply, sewage control, garbage
collection and social services.
The plan is to integrate in
formal settlement areas into the
serviced urban system and at
the same time protect the water
sources," says Peter Boothroyd,
chair of UBC*s Centre for Human Settlements.
Boothroyd says the Santo
Andre municipal council is committed to dealing with the problems in a way that supports
sustainable development and
public participation.
The Canadian International
Development Agency (CIDA) has
provided Si.2 million for the
three-year project, which also
involves other Canadian and
Brazilian partners.
On Jan. 25, a dozen Brazilian
regional and municipal planners
and specialists arrive at UBC for
the program's first two-week
training session.
Experts from UBC's School of
Community and Regional Planning, Institute for Resources and
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A petition to the Canadian Government to remove the
"supremacy of God" phrase from the preamble to the
Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and to constitutionally ensure freedom from religion as well as freedom
of religion for all Canadians is in circulation.
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Environment and the Women's
Studies Program will participate.
Vancouver City Hall and
Greater Vancouver Regional District planners as well as staff
from the Institute for Dispute
Resolution at the University of
Victoria will also take part.
A key member of the Santo
Andre project is Prof. Hans
Schreier from the Institute for
Resources and Environment. He
has developed a CD-ROM that
Boothroyd describes as a "highly
successful teaching and planning tool" that has already proven
a great hit with officials in Brazil.
Schreier's CD-ROM shows key
resource conditions and assists
in identifying watershed issues
and problems that affect water
"People can see probable scenarios, and they can see the
possible consequences of their
actions at the community level
and decisions made at an institutional level," says Schreier.
Working with Santo Andre
professionals, the UBC team will
develop a CD-ROM for water
management in metropolitan Sao
Paulo. This tool will bring together existing data on natural
resources and human settlements. It will also help project
members assess options.
Boothroyd and Schreier are
joined on the UBC team by Erika
De Castro, the project coordinator, Community and Regional Planning Assoc. Prof.
Penny Gurstein and Asst. Prof.
Michael Leaf, Prof. Aprodicio
Laquian and research associate Basil van Horen ofthe Centre for Human Settlements as
well as Institute for Resources
and Environment research associate Sandra Brown.
Workshops held in Santo
Andre for community and regional authorities will be followed
by a six-month training program
in Brazil and at UBC for Brazilian university professors of planning and housing, municipal officials, community leaders and
representatives from non-governmental organizations.
Pilot projects will follow from
which plans to upgrade the area's sewage, water quality control, environmental education
and community services will be
by staff writers
im Horn has been ap-
I pointed associate vice-
president. Human Resources for a one-year term
effective Feb. 1.
Horn comes from the University of New Brunswick where he
has been a director of human
resources and organizational
development since 1980.
"He places a high value on
opportunities for personal growth
for all employees." says Terry
Sumner, vice-president. Administration and Finance. "He is a
strong advocate of the concept of
the learning organization."
A past president of the Academy for Academic Personnel Administration. Horn has more
than 25 years' experience in the fields of personnel and
industrial relations.
He replaces Frank Eastham who died in November.
Microbiology Prof. Julia
Levy has been named
Canadian Woman
Entrepreneur of the Year in an
annual competition coordinated by the Joseph L.
Rotman School of Management
at the University of Toronto.
Levy, who founded UBC spinoff company QLT
PhotoTherapeutics Inc. in 1983,
was recognized in the International Competitiveness category
for her research, development
and commercialization of light-
activated drugs to treat cancer,
psoriasis and age-related vision
Last year the publicly traded company generated more
than $10 million in revenues.
A national selection committee of entrepreneurs named
six winners across Canada.
Levy received her undergraduate degree from UBC.
UBC student debaters Aly Kanji. a first-year law
student and Sheldon Franken, a first-year master's
student in Counselling Psychology, defeated a team
from the University of Alberta to win the 62nd annual
Honourable John Hugill Cup at the University of Alberta
The competition pits debaters from universities across
Western Canada against one another.
Kanji and Franken successfully argued that the British
Columbia government's lawsuit against tobacco companies
should be abandoned.
This is the second time in three years that UBC has won
the Hugill Cup. In all, eight UBC students competed against
40 debaters.
Richard Spencer has been re-appointed registrar
and director of Student Services for a two-year term
effective Jan. 1.
In re-appointing Spencer, the committee cited him for his
leadership in championing a student-centred approach on
Spencer has served as registrar since 1988. Previous to
his appointment as registrar, he was an associate professor
in the Faculty of Applied Science.
Ben Pong has been
elected staff representative to UBC's 15-
member Board of Governors
for a three-year term.
A computer specialist at
the UBC Bookstore, Pong is
secretary-treasurer of CUPE
Local 116. He has served as a
shop steward for eight years
and as a union executive
member for six years.
He is also a member of the
Coalition of University
Unionized Employees, a
group that communicates
various issues to the Ministry
of Advanced Education, Training and Technology on behalf
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