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 Attract more womenf census concludes
UBC must attract and retain the
best qualified women to fill at least 35
per cent of all tenure-track faculty
positions currently vacant at UBC, if
the university is to meet the goals of its
employment equity program.
This recommendation is one of
several made by the President's Advisory Committee on Employment
Equity which analysed data collected
from a campus-wide employment
equity census.
The census was sent to approximately 7,000 UBC employees (union
and non-union) in full-time and part-
time positions in February, 1990.
Of the total number of employees
who received the survey, 66 per cent
responded — a figure comparable to
other universities of similar size and
composition, said Sharon Kahn, director of UBC's Employment Equity
The committee also recommended
that the university add more qualified
women, aboriginal people, members
of visible minorities and persons with
disabilities to its staff and review annually its goals for hiring members of
these designated employment equity
The data collected was based on
the representation of women and men
in 10 UBC employment groups, as
well as in faculty or administrative
See CENSUS on Page 2
Photo by Pal Higinbotham
v Traditional Steps
First Nation dancers perform at a sod-turning ceremony for the First Nations Longhouse building. When completed, the hew facility will
provide a centre for Native students on campus. Dignitaries at the ceremony included Gov. Gen. Ramon Hnatyshyn.
New library site approved
UBC's Board of Governors has
approved the area west of Sedgewick
Library as the site of the phase one
library centre development.
"I am delighted the Board ofGovernors has approved the site selection," said University Librarian Ruth
Patrick following the May 23 board
meeting. "It is best able to meet the
needs of the university."
The site approval was granted after
the second draft of the main campus
plan was presented to board members.
University planner Andrew Brown
said the draft plan will be reconsidered
by the board sometime in the fall. He
added that documentation regarding
the plan is available at the Campus
Planning and Development Office.
A site analysis report prepared by
the library planning committee recommended that the Sedgewick site be
adopted. Following a planning workshop involving senior representatives
from the library, consensus on the
functions and activities for phase one
development emerged. It was gener
ally agreed that the new building
would ideally be combined with
Sedgewick Library, and that the new
integrated facility would result in a
modem humanities and social sciences library.
Patrick said the library program
study, which looked into all aspects of
main library services, is expected to
be reviewed by the Board of Governors at its July meeting. At the September board meeting, Campus Plan-
See STRATEGIC on Page 2
DR. NURSE: A new PhD program Is announced for the
school of nursing. Pago 2
PROFILE: JOB SATISFACTION: The head of the Botany
Department exudes energy
and enthusiasm for his work.
Page 3
BONJOUR, UBC: The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration has set
upa program this summer in
race, France. Page 8
UBC gets increase in
NSERC grants
UBC researchers have been awarded $17.7 million in the
1991/92 grants competition of the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council of Canada, an increase of
$1.35 million over last year.
In total, UBC received 507 awards for infrastructure, operating and
equipment grants from NSERC, according to preliminary figures released
by the funding agency. ;
The increase, up from $16.35 million last year, comes as many other
universities face cuts in NSERC funding.
"The council was unable to provide increased resources to the operating
See RESEARCH on Page 3
Teaching workshop
offered for faculty
Photo by Abe Hefter
A view ofthe approved site for the phase one library centre development, located to the west of Sedgewick Library.
UBC faculty now have the opportunity to sharpen their teaching skills
through a new project sponsored by
the Faculty Development Program.
The Effective TeachingTechniques
Workshop is a three-day program
which helps new and experienced faculty members examine and improve
their classroom skills in a supportive
The basis for the workshop is the
Teaching Improvement Project Systems (TIPS), which was developed to
improve teaching in health care professions by the University of Kentucky
in 1975.
UBC's Faculty of Medicine became
a TIPS site in 1984. The success ofthe
program in the health sciences led to
the Faculty Development Program
offering it to all university faculty.
"The workshop is an intensive
See COURSE on Page 2 2    UBC REPORTS June 13.1991
Letters to the Editor
Better relations needed
The Editor
UBC Reports
Dear Sir:
A comment on the exchange of letters between the "West Point Grey
Residents Association" (April 9th) and the reply, (April 19th), by Mark
Betteridge, UBC Real Estate Corporation. Apart from the particulars ofthe
dispute, this exchange of letters points to a lack of cooperation, communication and mutual negotiation between the University and the residents ofthe
Recognizing there are difficulties in this relationship, past and present,
surely the university, because of its size, its power and its unique nature as
a university, has a particular responsibility to seek to ensure good relations
with the immediate community of which it is part.
(Rev.) Alan Reynolds -r.c.ivi^
University Hill Congregation    '
Nursing offers PhD program
One of Canada's first two Ph.D.
programs in nursing will be offered at
UBC beginning in September, 1991.
The University of Alberta has also
received approval for a program and
McGill University and the University
of Montreal are currently seeking final approval of a joint Ph.D. program
in nursing.
"A program of study leading to the
Ph.D. in nursing will provide a major
avenue to advance nursing science,
and to facilitate the application of research findings in the improvement of
nursing and health care in the province," said Joan Anderson, chair of the
Ph.D. planning committee and a professor in the School of Nursing.
Although undergraduate and master's programs in nursing are well-
established in Canada, UBC's and
UA's doctoral programs will be the
only ones to provide qualified applicants with access to doctoral study in
nursing within the country.
"Canadians have been obliged to
go to the United States or the United
Kingdom to obtain a doctoral degree
in nursing, even though these programs
give little or no attention to issues in
Canadian health care," Anderson said.
In 1989, only 257 of Canada's
252,000 registered nurses held earned
Anderson said that a major factor
in the lack of doctorally-prepared
nurses in Canada has been the absence
of doctoral programs in nursing in the
"The nursing program at UBC has
earned a national reputation for excellence in undergraduate and master's
programs, " said Dr. Paul Robertson,
coordinator of Health Sciences.
"The addition of this Ph.D. program
is most timely and will provide future
academic and clinical leaders in nursing, both in Canada and internationally."
It is anticipated that the initial enrolment in the UBC doctoral program
in nursing will be limited to two students in 1991/92 and gradually increase in successive years.
Census allows comparison of
UBC with other employers
Continued from Page 1
units. Figures were also compiled for
aboriginal people, visible minorities
and persons with disabilities represented in these areas.
"The survey enables UBC to assess
and monitor its employment equity
program and determine the representation of women, aboriginal people,
visible minorities and persons with
disabilities among workers on campus," explained Kahn.
"By comparing the results of
the UBC census with figures derived
from sources of data such as the 1986
Federal Census, the university is also
able to compare itself to other employers," she added.
Results of the survey include:
— women appear in eight of the 10
employment groups
— men appear in all groups
— aboriginal persons responding
to the survey appear in 7 of the 10
— members of visible minorities
responding to the survey appear in all
— persons with disabilities responding to the survey appear in eight
ofthe 10 groups
For a complete report on the employment equity census, please refer
to the May 16 issue of UBC Reports,
or call the Office of Employment
Equity at 822-5454.
Willms awarded
Alumni Prize
Professor Douglas Willms, of the
Department of Social and Educational Studies, has been awarded the
1990 Alumni Prize in the Social
The Alumni Prize acknowledges
the research excellence of young
UBC faculty members.
Over the last five years, Willms
has been studying school systems in
the U.S., Great Britain, Canada and
His research has focused on the
effects of stratifying children of different race, sex and social background
into separate educational sectors,
schools and classes.
Willms, a recipient of the 1991
■ --*■ ■ ^ '"^,-
Killam Leave Fellowship, will spend
next year furthering his research on
educational systems in Canada and
Willms was previously awarded
a Killam Research Prize in 1988.
Course gets high rating
from participants
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training program which includes presentations,
discussions and individual work that we plan to
offer two or three times a year," said Jennifer
Craig, UBC's TIPS site director.
She explained that workshop goals are
achieved through experience in defining instructional objectives, planning lessons and
practising teaching skills.
Participants prepare and present two 10-minute
teaching sessions, choosing from a variety of
formats such as demonstrations, discussions or
lectures. Each session is videotaped for private
viewing and self-evaluation, followed by discussion with a leader.
"Upon completion of the wokshop, participants should possess the knowledge and skills to
enable them to do everything from plan and
organize an instructional session in any setting to
evaluating their own teaching behaviors against
predetermined criteria," Craig said.
Other objectives of the workshop include
learning how to formulate instructional objectives
appropriate to their own setting, designing
questions which promote thinking, and using
methods which help students become active
The first campus-wide Effective Teaching
Techniques Workshop ran last February, spearheaded by the Faculty Development Committee
chaired by Dr. Christopher Clark, a professor in
the Department of Clinical Dental Sciences.
Clark and his colleagues recognized the value
and necessity of adapting the TIPS concept for all
"People being hired as full-time academics at
UBC today are primarily being sought out for
their contributions to scholarly activities," said
Clark. "However, few come with any formal
training in education, yet these individuals are
expected to teach. The TIPS program is intended
to give them the grounding in teaching that they
Patrick Mooney, a professor in the Plant
Science Department and a participant in the
February workshop, gave the program a high
"Overall the workshop content and delivery
was outstanding," Mooney said. "I am very much
looking forward to applying the techniques in my
own teaching, and I do feel strongly that the
course should be made available as widely as
The summer program will take place June 24
to June 26 at the School of Family and Nutritional
Sciences. Registration is limited. For information, call 222-5243 or 222-5271.
Strategic plans
drive library study
Continued from Page 1
ning and Development will bring forward a short
list of architect's credentials for review, according to Linda Moore, development manager for
UBC Library: Phase One.
Patrick said two major factors influenced the
program study: The university's strategic plan
for library services, and the strategic direction of
the university.
"Within this plan and direction, three important developments guided this program," said
Patrick. "They are the present and future impact
of technology, the increased emphasis on graduate
education, while maintaining excellent learning
opportunities for undergraduates, and the continuing explosion of the amount of knowledge
being produced."
Patrick said the program study ensures that
UBC can successfully meet the learning needs of
students, faculty and researchers. UBC REPORTS June 13,1991
Commitment to
teaching recognized
Twenty-four UBC faculty members were recognized for their commitment to teaching at this year's
Research faces
tough times for
Continued from Page 1
grants budget for the established re-
searchcommunity," NSERC president
Peter Morand said.
"Consequently, committees faced
a tough budgetary situation and had to
be quite selective in the deployment of
"These are difficult times for university research funding. The purchasing power of our grants is decreasing due to inflation and to the
increase in the number of researchers
in the past several years," he said.
The council received an extra $10
million from federal coffers this year,
raising its budget to $483.5 million.
But the increase was specifically targeted for new applications and special
adjustments to a few grant selection
committees, Morand added.
Of the 465 operating grants given
to UBC, 153 were new awards. Ofthe
21 infrastructure grants, 11 were new
In addition, UBC recently received
36 NSERC equipment grants for the
1990/91 fiscal year totalling $1.4
million and two other major equipment
and installation grants for a total of
Congregation ceremonies. They have
each been awarded $5,000 from endowment sources given to the winners
of University Teaching Prizes selected
by their respective faculties.
The winners are:
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences:
Brenton Skura, Department of Food
Faculty of Applied Science:
Clarissa Green, School of Nursing,
and Desmond Tromans, Department
of Metals and Materials Engineering.
Faculty of Arts: Sue Ann Alderson,
Department of Creative Writing;
Heath Chamberlain, Department of
Political Science; Alexander Globe,
Department of English; Katherine
Sirluck, Department of English; and
James Winter, Department of History.
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration: Charles Weinberg,
Marketing, and Lecturer Steve
Faculty of Dentistry: MarciaBoyd,
Department of Clinical Dental Sciences.
Faculty of Education: Walter
Werner, Department of Social and
Educational Studies, and Inge
Williams, School of Physical Education.
Faculty of Forestry: Timothy
Ballard, Department of Forest Resources Management.
Faculty of Graduate Studies:
Catherine Rankin, Department of
Psychology, and Peter Reiner, Department of Psychiatry, who shared
the award.
Faculty of Law: Barry Slutsky.
Faculty of Medicine:    Victor
Photo by Bill McLcran
Curator Carol Mayer, Gov. Gen. Ramon Hnatyshyn and Walter Koerner meet at dedication ceremony.
Ceramics Gallery dedicated
The Koerner Ceramics Gallery — home to one of
Canada's finest collections of European ceramics — was
dedicated by Gov. Gen. Ramon Hnatyshyn on May 31.
The gallery, located in the new west wing of the
Museum of Anthropology, provides a permanent home to
the 600-piece collection of ceramics dating from the 15th
to 19th centuries.
Construction of the new wing was made possible by a
gift from the estate of the late Maj.-Gen. and Mrs. Victor
The collection was donated to the museum in 1988 by
longtime UBC benefactor Walter Koerner as part of the
university's fundraising campaign, A World of Opportunity.
It includes examples of Italian Renaissance ceramics,
Anabaptist ceramics made by the ancestors of today's
Hutterites, and Renaissance and baroque ornamental
tiles created for decorated ovens and stoves.
The public is invited to view the collection Wed. to
Mon. between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Admission to the
Museum of Anthropology is free on Tuesdays, when
hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Huckell, Division of Cardiology;
Michael Myers, Department of Psychiatry, and Joanne Wright, Department of Pathology.
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences: Jack Diamond, Division of
Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Faculty of Science:    Nicholas
Burlinson, Department of Chemistry;
Malcolm McMillan, Department of
Physics, and Francis Tufaro, Department of Microbiology.
UBC grad returns as head of Botany
When David Turpin says being a scientist
is "the greatest job in the world," you know
he means it.
It is the kind of enthusiasm that makes
Turpin — a new addition to the ranks of
UBC's faculty — one of a handful of top
plant physiologists in the world and an
award-winning teacher.
Now, the UBC graduate is back at his
alma mater to apply his considerable energies to a new challenge as head of the
Botany Department. Not yet 35, he is possibly the youngest department head on
The secret of his success?
"I've always enjoyed what I'm doing," he
Things have come early to Turpin. The
Duncan, B.C. native earned his B.Sc. at
the age of 20 and his Ph.D. at 23. A year
later, he was the manager of a Vancouver-
based environmental consulting company.
Turpin then joined the Biology Department at Queen's University, where he spent
the next 10 years. In 1989, he received one
of the country's highest awards for science
and engineering achievement, the E.W.R.
Steacie Memorial Fellowship. He was the
first Queen's  re-      	
searcher to win a
Steacie, and at 32,
one of the youngest
Turpin was also
one   of   75   UBC      ^~~-"-mmmmmmm
graduates to win a special Award of Merit
during last year's anniversary celebrations.
He was the youngest on that list, too.
As a plant physiologist, Turpin has received much acclaim for his work on photosynthesis, the process plants use to turn
sunlight into energy, and how photosynthesis interacts with plant respiration and nitrogen assimilation.
These processes have been studied in
isolation, but Turpin and his colleagues take
an integrated approach that has provided
the first picture of how the different components interact with each other.
"I've got the greatest job in the world," he
said. "I'm allowed to solve problems no one
else has solved. And I can choose what
those problems are. It's really a lot of fun.
That's the best part about it."
Despite the complexities of his research,
Turpin is recognized as a superb communicator by his peers and students. It is a skill
that earned him the Queen's University
Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching.
A former student said: "You come out of
his lectures wanting to read more about what
has been covered in class."
         When     Turpin
steps into a classroom to teach ecology, environmental
issues, plant physiology or organismal
^^^^^^^^^^    biology, he makes
sure students know something special is
going to happen.
"I view teaching as a path of discovery
that I am embarking on with the students, so
I tend not go in and just rhyme off facts. I try
to get students to buy into the fact that the
Photo by Media Services
David Turpin brings energy and enthusiasm to his position as new head of Botany.
"In my experience, many of
the best researchers are also
some of the best teachers."
next 50 minutes is well worth their while."
Turpin believes that good research and
good teaching go hand in hand, despite the
widely-held belief that top-notch researchers can't wait to get out of the classroom.
"I think that's a fallacy. In my experience,
many of the best researchers are also some
of the best teachers. It's not a zero-sum
"There's a real synergy between teaching
and research. Energy and enthusiasm that
develop in research can spill over into teaching and vice-versa. The whole is greaterthan
the sum of the parts."
Turpin carries his communications skills
outside of the classroom, as well.
Believing he has a responsibility to speak
out on scientific issues confronting society,
Turpin has stepped forward to take a leading
role in environmental issues.
He was active in Great Lakes Tomorrow, an organization dedicated to public
education on Great Lakes issues, and
was art elected representative to a regional conservation authority in Ontario.
At UBC, Turpin is looking forward to
getting to know new colleagues and re-
acquainting himself with former instructors, all of whom, he said, "have been
extremely supportive in easing my transition into the job."
Joining him from Queen's will be eight
or nine graduate students, research associates and post-docs who are part of his
research program.
"I see this as an excellent opportunity
for research in a supportive environment,"
said Turpin. "I see myself spanning quite a
number of disciplines, and this is a great
place for collaboration." 4    UBC REPORTS June 13.1991
June 16-
July 20
Paediatrics Research Seminar
Islet Cell Transplantation. Dr. W.J. Tze,
Program Dir., Metabolic Investigation Unit,
Paeds, UBC. University Hospital,
Shaughnessy Site D308 at 12:00pm. Call
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Discussion Group
Germline Mutations Of P53
Cause The Gander Family
Syndrom*. Dr. D. Yandell,
Massachusetts Eye/Ear
Infirmary. IRC #3 at
3:45pm. Call 822-5925.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Analytic Solutions Of Nagumo Equation.
Prof. Ben-Yu Guo, Shanghai University
Of Science And Technology, Shanghai,
China. Math 229 at 3:30pm. Call 822-
University Computing Services
Introduction To SAS For The OPC And
UNIX. Frank Ho. UCS Annex rm. 2 from
10am-12pm. Fees: students $15, others
$30. Register CSCI 452.  Call 822-8938.
For events in the period July 21 to August 17, notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar forms no
later than noon on Tuesday, July 9 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Room 207, Old Administration
Building. For more information call 822-3131. The next edition of UBC Reports wil be published July 18. Notices exceeding 35
words may be edited.
UBC Computing Services
Microsoft Windows-Level 1. John Martell.
#2 UCS Annex from 9am-12pm. Fee $75,
students $37.50. Register CSCI 452.
Call 822-3941.
Regent College Evening Public
Are There Universal Moral
Obligations? Professor C.
Stephen Evans, Philosophy, St. Olaf College, MN.
Regent Main Floor Auditorium from 8-9pm. Question/Answer period from 9-9:30pm. Free
admission. Call 224-3245.
University Computing Services
Advanced Batch Files For MS-DOS. John
Martell. UCS Annex rm. 1 from 9am-
12pm. Fees: students $20, others, $40.
Register at CSCI 452. Call 822-8928.
University Computing Services
Producing A Thesis With LaTeX. Computer Sciences 460 from 12:30-2pm.
Fees: students $7.50, others, $15.
Register CSCI 452. Call 822-3941.
Microbiology Seminar Series
Studies On Yeast Dihydrofolate
Reductase: . Some Surprises. Dr. B.
Barclay, Biochemical Pharmacology,
State U of NY at Buffalo. Wesbrook 201
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-6648.
University Computing Services
Introduction To SAS For The OPC And
UNIX. Frank Ho. UCS Annex rm. 2 from
10am-12pm. Fee $30, students $15.
Register CSCI 452.
Micro Lunch. Demographics Made Easy
With PCensus. Brian Kroeker. CSCI
#460. Free admission. Register CSCI
452. Both courses, call 822-3941.
University Computing Services
Microsoft Windows - Level 1. John Martell.
#2 UCS Annex from 9am-12pm. Fees:
students $37.50, others $75. Register
CSCI 452. Call 822-3941.
Obstetrics/Gynecology Grand
Morbidity And Mortality
Review With Case Presentations. Dr. Peter
Wilson, UBC. University
Hospital, Shaughnessy
Site D308 at 8am. Call
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Community Approach To Injury Prevention: Role Of Children's Hospital. Dr. D.
Wesson, Surgery, Children's Hospital.
G.F. Strong Rehab. Centre Auditorium at
9am. Call 875-2118.
University Computing Services
Introduction toMicrosoft Word (Mac). Les
Ferch. CSCI 121 (Mac Lab) from 9am-
12pm. Register CSCI 452. Fees: students $20, others $40.
Paradox Level I. John Martell., #2 UCS
Annex from 9am-12pm. Fees: students
$37.50, others $75. Register CSCI 452.
Micro Lunch. An Overview Of The UCS
UNIXG System. Sue Mair. Computer
Sciences 460 from 12:30-1:30pm. Free
admission. Register CSCI 452. All
courses, call 822-3941.
Regent College Evening Public
Secular Challenges To The
Church. Dr. John Stott,
Rector Emeritus, All Souls
Church, London. St. John's
Shaughnessy Anglican
Church Gymnasium,
Nanton at S. Granville from 8-9pm. Question/answer period from 9-9:30pm. Free
admission. Call 224-3245.
Microbiology Seminar Series
TBA. Joan Shellard, Microbiology, UBC.
Wesbrook 201 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
University Computing Services
Migrating From MS Word To Word For
Windows. John Coulthard. UCS Annex
rm. 2 from 9am-12pm. Register CSCI
452. Fees: students $20, others $40.
Introduction To SYSTAT And SYGRAPH.
Stanley Kita. UCS Annex rm. 2 from
10am-12pm. Register CSCI 452. Fees:
students $12.50, others $25. Both
courses, call 822-3941.
FRIDAY, JUNE 28    \
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Children In Pain - An Overview. Dr. Leora Kuttner,
Clinical Instructor, Paeds,
UBC. G.F. Strong Rehab.
Centre Auditorium, at9am.
Call 875-2118.
University Computing Services
Microsoft Word 5.0 Style Sheets. Barbara
Reid. UCS Annex rm. 2 from 9am-12pm.
Fees: students $20, others $40. Register
CSCI 452.
Micro Lunch. Migrating From An IBM-PC
To The NeXT Workstation. Bob Bajwa.
CSCI 460 from 12:30-1:30pm. Free admission. Register in CSCI 452. Both
courses, call 822-3941.
University Computing Services
Advanced Microsoft Word (Mac). Gary
Bobroff. CSC1121 from 9am-12pm. Fees:
students $37.50, others $75. Register
CSCI 452. Call 822-3941.
University Computing Services
NoteBook: Bibliography Maker. Frank
Flynn. UCS Annex rm. 2 from 9am-12pm.
Fees: students $20, others $40. Register
CSCI 452.
Micro Lunch. BCnet: Network Connections To The World. Mike Patterson.
CSCI 460 from 12:30-1:30pm. Free admission. Register CSCI 452. Both
courses, call 822-3941.
University Computing Services
Micro Lunch
Desktop Publishing Today. Jon Nightingale. CSCI 460 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Register CSCI 452. Call 822-3941.
UBC Bookstore Summer
Sidewalk Sale
Annual summer sale of
hardcover and paperback
books, souvenirs, gifts, art
supplies, electronic goods
and sportswear. June 21-
27 from 10am-4:30pm.
Call 822-2665.
Campus Tours
Enjoy a free walking tour of UBC's gardens, galleries, recreational facilities and
more. Drop-in tours leave the Tours and
Information desk in the Student Union
Building at 10am and 1 pm weekdays. To
book specialized tours including those for
seniors, children, ESL groups and the
physically challenged, call 822-2665.
UBC Summer Players /91
In repertory May 29 - Aug
3. Cowardy Custard - a
musical revue about Noel
Coward. Admission $10.
Dorothy Somerset Studio
at 8pm. Fish Tales by
Simon Webb; Ten Little Indians by Agatha
Christie. Admission $8. Freddy Wood
Theatre at 8pm. Reservations recommended for all performances. Call 822-
Fine Arts Gallery
Exhibition: Vain Portrayals: Portraits From
The Collection. Includes Varley, Hockney
and Warhol. Main Library bsmt. Tue-Fri.
from 10am to 5pm. Call 822-2759.
International House Programs
IH Summer Reception. Volunteers
needed to provide a warm welcome for
arriving international students: drivers to
provide transportation from the airport;
hosts to provide 3-4 nights lodging; and
individuals to operate airport information
booth. Times will vary.
IH Reach Out. Local students correspond
with international students accepted to
UBC. Act as contact and provide useful
information to incoming students while
making global friends. All students (Canadian or International) welcome. To
participate in either program, call 822-
English Language Institute
English-speaking families needed to host
international students participating in ELI
programs, for periods of two to six weeks.
Remuneration is $21/night. Call 222-
English Language/Composition
Guided practice in writing for UBC students
requiring further training in grammar and
writing skills for successful participation in
university coursework. Call 822-4463.
Reading, Writing/Study Skills
Basic Skills: July2-25from
8:30am-12:30pm. Other
courses held evenings. For
call 222-5245.
Occupational Health/Safety
Laboratory Chemical Safety Course. Directed to lab technicians, store keepers
and safety committee members. Graduate and post graduate students welcome.
Fees: UBC employees free, others $200.
Aug. 19 and Aug. 20 from 8:30am-
12:30pm. Call 822-2029/5909.
Statistical Consulting/Research
SCARL is operated by the Department of
Statistics to provide statistical advice to
faculty and graduate students working on
research problems. Forms for appointments available in Ponderosa Annex C-
210. Call 822-4037.
Museum of Anthropology
Koerner Ceramics Gallery
now open. Temporary
Exhibitions: PortraitsofBC
Native leaders, chiefs, chief
counsellors and elders by
Kwaguitl photographer
David Neel continues until June 30 only.
African Indigo, Textile Gallery until Aug.
11; Fragments: early 20th Century West
African Sculptures until Sept. 8. Closed
Monday. Call 822-5087.
Commerce Executive Programs
.One/two-day business
[seminars. June 17-18:
[Management Skills for
[Warehouse Supervisors,
j $895. June 26-27: Designing Career Development
"Systems, $650.     E.D.
McPhee Executive Conference Centre,
Henry Angus. Call 822-8400.
Step-Families Study
Married couples with at least one child
from a previous union living with them,
invited to participate in a study of stress
and coping in step-families. Call Jennifer
Campbell in Psychology at 822-3805.
Retirement Study
Women concerned about planning their
retirement needed for an 8-week retirement preparation seminar. Call Sara
Cornish in Counselling Psychology at 822-
Depression Study
Participants needed for research study
using new antidepressant medication.
Depression sufferers, 18-65 years. Call
Doug Keller in Psychiatry at 822-7318.
Infant Hearing Study
Infants aged 1 -3 mos. needed for hearing
study. Honorarium paid. Interested parents call Ellen Levi (ask for Catherine),
School of Audiology/Speech Sciences at
Mothers' Health Research Study
Mothers of 3-12 yr. old
children needed to complete questionnaires ref.
treatments which help
children cope with pain.
Approximately 20 minutes
required. Call Susan Cross, Parenting
Research Lab., Psychology at 822-9037.
PMS Study
Volunteers needed for a study of an
investigational medication to treat Pre
Menstrual Syndrome. Call Doug Keller,
Psychiatry, University Hospital,
Shaughnessy site at 822-7318.
Sexual Harassment Office
Two advisors are available to discuss
questions and concerns on the subject.
They are prepared to help any member of
the UBC community who is being sexually harassed to find a satisfactory resolution. Call Margaretha Hoek or Jon
Shapiro at 822-6353.
Student Volunteers
Find an interesting and challenging volunteer job with Volunteer Connections,
Student Counselling and Resources
Centre, Brock 200. Call 822-3811.
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Every Tuesday (including holidays) from
12:30-2pm, University Hospital, UBC Site,
Room 311 (through Lab Medicine from
Main Entrance). Call 873-1018 (24-hour
Help Line).
UBC Child Care Services
Day care space available for the following
age groups: 3-5 yrs. and under 3 yrs. Call
University Hill Kid's Club Summer Program
Applications now being accepted forages
6-12. Register at the UBC Child Care
Services office at 5590 Osoyoos Cres. or
call 822—6424.
Botanical Garden
Open from 10am-6pm
daily. Free admission on
Wednesdays. Call 822-
Nitobe Garden
Open from 10am-8pm daily. Freeadmission on Wednesdays. Call 822-6038. u
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The UBC Campaign News
June 1991
Campaign hits $200 million mark
The World of Opportunity Campaign
has raised $200 million toward a projected
final goal of $250 million.
This includes $90 million in matching
funds from the Government of British
Columbia.  Donations totalling $ 110 million
have been received from individuals, foundations and corporations.
During the next year, the university
will seek another $30 million from select
corporations, foundations, alumni, international friends and the campus community.
Discussions continue with the provincial
government on expanding its matching funds
"I'm thrilled at how far the Campaign
has come," said Honorary Campaign Chairman Cecil Green at a gala dinner, April 11.
Green went on to urge the provincial
government and private donors to continue their generous support of the
Campaign Chairman Bob Wyman said
the Campaign will continue to seek funding
for unfunded or partially funded projects as it
moves toward the goal.
These projects include: buildings,
such as a Creative Arts Centre, a New
Library Centre, an Institute for Asian Re-
World of Opportunity Campaign donor Jack Bell becomes a member of the Musqueam tribe at a
sod-turning ceremony for the First Nations Longhouse. Governor General Ramon Hnatyshyn
attended the May 31 event (story page 3).
search; scholarships and endowments, such as       campus will resonate for years to come," said
the President's Fund Faculty Endowment,
Centre for Research in Women's Studies and
Gender Relations; approximately 30 chairs and
professorships in a wide range of options
supporting teaching and research.
"The effect of the Campaign on this
Wyman, noting that 23 new buildings will be
constructed on campus in the next decade,
many of them funded through the Campaign.
Wall Donates $15 Million
A phenomenal $15 million
donation to the World of Opportunity
Campaign will establish Canada's first
Institute for Advanced Studies.
The gift, from Vancouver-based
international financier Peter Wall, is the
largest donation made to UBC in its 76-year-
history and among the largest ever made to a
Canadian university.
"This remarkable contribution will
allow us to create an institute that will
propel UBC and the province of British
Columbia to a new level of international
significance," said UBC President David
The Institute will be modelled on the
world-renowned Institute for Advanced
Studies at Princeton University in New
Jersey. Princeton's institute has been home
to many of the world's leading scholars,
including physicist Albert Einstein and
Johann Von Neumann, one of the pioneers of
the computer.
"I am fortunate to be able to contribute to UBC's major fund-raising Campaign,"
said Peter Wall. "I see this as an opportunity
to help the
university to
secure its place
as an institution
of international
"It has
always been my
desire to invest
in the future
minds of our
province, a
province that
has been an
unlimited Wa"
source of opportunities for me."
The Institute will allow scholars in
residence to study and conduct research in a
wide range of fields spanning the humanities,
social sciences, life sciences and physical
"Peter Wall's generous gift will allow us
to bring scholars to UBC who are in great
international demand, including winners of
Nobel and Pulitzer prizes," said Strangway.
"This institute has been a dream of mine for a
long time."
New president's
fund established
Donors interested in specific faculties
can now support those faculties through the
President's Fund Faculty Endowment.
Donations will support faculty projects,
such as library acquisitions, scholarships,
professional development, research projects,
community seminars and other initiatives.
In consultation with faculty committees,
deans will determine the priorities for the
i As instigator of the B.C. Government matching funds program,
Education Minister Stan Hagen says
the program has evolved far beyond
■David Lam Management Research
Centre ceremony marks the start of
a building boom funded by Campaign donations.
■Deans and donors discuss benefits of
supporting UBC's Campaign. Page 2
The UBC Campaign News
Stan Hagen on university funding
As Advanced Education Minister during
the late 1980s, Stan Hagen helped initiate
several programs which have greatly enhanced
the quality and perception of post-secondary
education in British Columbia.
Hagen spearheaded the B.C. Government matching funds program, which allows
private donors to see their contributions
matched, dollar-for-dollar. The program has
had a profound impact on the success of
UBC's World of Opportunity Campaign.
CN: How did the matching funds
program get started?
Hagen:  I know that David Strangway
refers to it as "the airport accord" because he
was travelling somewhere and 1 was travelling
somewhere and we had our meeting at the
Vancouver International airport. The purpose
of the meeting was really to discuss funding of
the proposed new library at UBC. I said,
"Well, David, I'm not opposed to the idea of a
new library at UBC because I recognize its
importance as a provincial resource. But the
cost of the project would eat up my entire
capital budget, or at least, most of it!"
Then, I said, "Maybe it's time that the
universities started looking to the private
sector for some type of funding because the
bridging that's taking place between the
universities and the private sector has really
improved." So, I asked treasury board and
cabinet for a $10 million fund for the province's three universities.   For every dollar the
universities raised in the private sector, the
government would match it.
Well, the plan became such an overwhelming success that 1 went back to cabinet
and treasury board and asked to have the fund
I'll never forget when the premier asked
me how much I thought the fund would have
to be. I said, "Well I think it'll have to be
increased by about $100 million." To say that
there were some looks of astonishment around
the table would be an understatement!
But in fact, with the solid support from
the premier and cabinet, the program has been
increased to $150 million and certainly, the
campaign at UBC has been tremendously
successful. The campaign at Simon Fraser
University was also tremendously successful
and the University of Victoria will soon
embark on its campaign.
CN:  What is the single most important
effect that the matching funds program has had
on university fund raising?
Hagen:  The importance of this program
is far more than just the money raised and the
projects that have been made possible. I think
the real significance is the increased bridge
building with the community -- alumni,
businesses and individuals. The community is
saying, "Yes, we believe in the importance of
the post-secondary education system — universities are important to our society and we're
prepared to back up that belief with money."
CN:   Did you anticipate the extent ofthe
success that university fund raising has had?
Hagen: Your learning curve in the game
of politics is very steep and I learned very
quickly never to underestimate British
In addition to the success of the matching
gifts program in attracting donations to university fund raising efforts, the Access for All
program also started out as a germ of an idea
that has just mushroomed. Because of our
program of student financial assistance improvements, people who had never been able to
think about post-secondary education are now
in the system and applying to get into the
When we started the science and technology fund with $10 million - individuals and
companies apply to that fund with their project
outlines and they're judged by their peers — we
received $100 million worth of applications in
the first year. What that tells me is that there's
a tremendous pool of brain power out there that
we had not been able to address up to that
CN:  What initiatives would you like to
see continuing in the Ministry of Advanced
Hagen:  First, you also have to remember that science and technology are also in the
portfolio. The significant thing for B.C. is
getting the federal government to commit to
the kaon facility at TRIUMF which is located
on the UBC campus.  We're talking about the
potential to attract 1,000 of the top researchers
from around the world to work in British
Second, a continuation and expansion of
the Access for All initiative. This month, the
first university graduates will graduate from
Okanagan College in Kelowna, Caribou
College in Kamloops and Malaspina College in
Nanaimo. The significance is that their
degrees will come from UBC, SFU and UVic
and B.C. is only province in Canada to bridge
these links.
Third, the drive for human resource
development and potential, not only in this
decade, but into the next century.  If Canada
has any hope of surviving as a major economic
influence, we must project for our future needs.
On May 30, Peter Dueck was appointed
Minister of Advanced Education, Training
and Technology.
Freeze-frame: April 11,1991
On April 11, more than 500 donors,
friends and faculty of UBC attended a
dinner celebrating the success of the Campaign to date and to pay tribute to the
Wesbrook Society for its continuing support.
The theme was "Building UBC's
Future" and guests were treated to a video
documenting the physical growth of the
university since its beginnings just over 75
years ago.
The event was held in the War
Memorial Gym, transformed from a gymnasium into a mock construction site, complete
with construction hordings, signs and
construction lamps on each table.
Photos (left to right):
Chancellor Leslie Peterson and donor Bill Sauder
at the buffet table.
Campaign Leadership Committee members Bob
Hallbauer and Bob Lee.
Charlotte Wall announces an extraordinary $15
million donation to UBC, made by her husband,
Peter Wall.
Major Donors to the
World of Opportunity
As of May 31, 1991
The University of British Columbia is
pleased to recognize the following donors to
the World ot Opportunity campaign.
Recognition is also gratefully extended to
the Government of British Columbia which
has expressed its commitment to higher
education by matching gifts to the Campaign,
and to the Vancouver Foundation for
matching gifts to the President's Fund
Opportunity Endowment,
The full value of the donor gilts, plus
matching contributions, are gratefully
acknowledged below.
$10,000,000 or more
including matching funds
Char. Foundation o! Canada
Cecil H Greer
Students of The University of British Columbia
Peter Wall
$2,000,000 to $9,999,999
including matching funds
Alcan Aluminium Limited
BC Lottery Fund
Jack Bell
The Morris and Helen Belkin Foundation
Estate of Hugh M. Brock
British Columbia Telephone Company
C.K. Choi 8. Family (Eason Enterprises Ltd.)
Fletcher Challenge Canada Limited
Hongkong Bank of Canada
IBM Canada Limited*
Japanese Business Men's Association
Walter C. Koerner*
L.O.M Western Securities Ltd. & Peter M.
Estate of Gladys E. Laird
The Honourable David C. & Dorothy Lam
MacMillan Bloedel Limited
The Real Estate Foundation of British
Ritsumeikan University
Department of the Secretary of State of
The Sauder Family
Mrs, Gordon T. Southam
UBC Alumni Campaign (continuing)
Vancouver Foundation
Workers Compensation Board
W.Maunce Young
$1,000,000 to $1,999,999
including matching funds
Alias Research Inc.
The Arthritis Society
8 C Hydro & Power Authority
Cominco Ltd.
Curragh Resources Inc.
The Hamber Foundation
imperial On Ltd.
Edgar F. Kaiser, Jr.
Eugene W. King
Hewlett - Packard (Canada) Ltd."
Maclean Hunte-Limited
J.W McConnell Family Foundation
Brenda & David McLean
Placer Dome inc.
RHW Foundation
Robert C. Rodgers
CN Woodward
$500,000 to $999,999
including matching funds
B.C. Friends of Schizophrenics
Bank of Montreal
Bank of Nova Scotia
The Bentall Foundation
Estate of Winnifred E. Boyes
Canada Trust
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Canfor Corporation
Joan Carlisle-Irving
Chan Tat Chee Memorial Fund
Mrs. Arnold B. Cliff
Finning Ltd.
Estate of Walter H. Gage
Asa Johal
Energy. Mines and Petroleum and the Ministry
of the Environment
Multiculturalism and Citizenship Canada
RBC Dominion Securities Pemberton
Royal Bank of Canada
Shell Canada Limited
Stelco Inc.
Toronto-Dominion Bank
UBC Faculty & Staff Campaign (continuing)
Weldwood of Canada Ltd
Westcoast Energy Inc
Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd
'Gitt-m-kind. or partial gift-in-kmd The UBC Campaign News
Page 3     —
$250,000 to $499,999
including matching funds
BC Gas Inc.
Chevron Canada Limited
Chris Spencer Foundation
Vicwood K.T. Chong
Mr & Mrs Ronald Laird Cliff
Doiasco Inc.
Mrs. Violet E. Eagles
Robin Endres
The B.I. Ghert Family Foundation
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of British
Columbia and the Yukon
Yoshihisa Imajo
Imasco Limited
Janet W Ketcham & West Fraser Timber Co.
Cy & Emerald Keyes Charitable Foundation
Kinsmen Club of Vancouver'
Michael M Koerner'
Labatt Breweries of British Columbia
Geoffrey and Sandra Lau
Robert H. and Lily Lee
The Noranda Foundation & Noranda Forest
Northern Telecom
Northwood Pulp & Timber Ltd.
Pacific Open Heart Society
Phillips Hager & North Ltd.
Royal Trustco Ltd.
Scott Paper Limited
Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
Wavefront Canada Ltd.
Western Pulp Limited Partnership
$100,000 to $249,999
including matching funds
Mr. & Mrs. K. Alston
Andersen Consulting
BC Sugar
Canadian Pacific Forest Products
Central Capital Corporation
Estate of J.V. Clyne
Du Pont Canada Inc.
Faiconbridge Ltd,
Fisher Scientific Limited
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
General Motors of Canada
Glenayre Electronics Ltd.
Hong Kong - Canada Business Association
ICI Canada Inc.
Inco Limited
London Life Insurance Company
MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates
McLean Foundation
The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company
Molson Family Fourda'ion
Monsanto Canada Inc.
Nesbitt Thomson Inc.
Pacific Press Limited
Petro-Canada Inc.
Rayrock Yellowknife Resources inr
Rio Algom Limited
The Simons Foundation
Henry S. Skinner
George Chia Chi Tso
David & Alice Strangway
Valleydene Corporation Ltd.
James B. Wallace
Senta Wong
Xerox Canada Incorporated
$50,000 to $99,999
including matching funds
Air Canada
Dan & Arlene Birch
Joanne V. Brown
W. Thomas Brown
Bull Housser & Tupper
Grant D. Burnyeat
Canadian Pacific Limited
Canada Life Assurance Company
Chinese Canadian Dental Society of B.C.
Confederation Life Insurance Company
David R. Crombie
Crown Life Insurance Company
Domtar Inc.
Audrey & Bruce Gellatly
David F. Hardwick
Taichi Kameyama
Ting K. Lee
Lafarge Canada Inc.
North American Life Assurance Co.
Princeton Mining Corp.
Rogers Communications Inc.
Russell & DuMouiin
Scotia McLeod Inc.
K.D. Srivastava
William T. Stanbury
Peter & Teresa Ufford & Family
UMA Group
Western Forest Products Limited
W. Robert Wyman
Other Gifts
Generous support has also been received
from the community and alumni, including the
UBC Campaign Leadership Committee and
Advisory Council, Campus Leadership, and
The Wesbrook Society
Longhouse for First Nations students
Musqueam pay tribute to Jack Bell
When Musqueam elder Vince Stogan
wrapped a magnificent Salish weave shawl
around Jack Bell's shoulders, it was a welcome
gift on an unusually brisk May afternoon.
The shawl was part ofthe Musqueam's
tribute to their newest tribe member, Sty-Wet-
Tan, the honorary name bestowed on Bell in
recognition of his support for the First Nations
Approximately 400 guests, including
Governor General Ramon Hnatyshyn, witnessed the May 31 naming ceremony on the
site where the First Nations Longhouse, a new
centre for Native Indian students at UBC, will
be constructed.
Bell, a retired Vancouver businessman
and long-time friend of the university, has
donated $1 million toward the $4.4 million
building through the World of Opportunity
A campus facility designed to enhance
access and support services to First Nations
students, the Longhouse has been
an objective of the First Nations
House of Learning since it was
established at UBC in 1987.
The First Nations House of
Learning promotes quality studies
based on relevance to the philosophy and values of First Nations
Approximately 250 First
Nations students are currently
enroled at UBC. That figure is
expected to reach 1.000 by the next
The First Nations
Longhouse, a 22,000-square-foot
structure, will be built using
elements of traditional Coast Salish
design and constructed almost entirely of
western red cedar. The roof will be sheathed
with copper, a metal of great significance to
coastal peoples. Its shape has been likened to
the outstretched
wings of an eagle,
said architect Larry
McFarland, of
The heart of
the Longhouse will be
the Great Hall.
Designed for ceremonial use, it will be
large enough to
accommodate 300 to
400 people. The
hall's four massive
cedar columns will be
decorated by Native
carvers. At its
highest point, the
Governor General Ramon Hnatyshyn and Squamish elder Dr.
Simon Baker meet at naming ceremony.
ceiling will be 10 metres high.
Another unique feature of the plan is the
Spirit Renewal Hall, a small structure open to
the outdoors and surrounded by tall trees.  It is
intended for quiet contemplation.
The Longhouse will also contain a
library, Elders Hall, seminar rooms, offices,
student services and a ceremonial plaza.
Future users of the building and Native
elders were extensively surveyed for their
opinions and input before architects drew up
the plans.
For example, the Longhouse will be
oriented on the site according to the points of
the compass. This is contrary to the campus
planning grid, but in direct response to the
spiritual and cultural symbols of the First
Nations people.
Construction of the Longhouse is being
funded through donations to the Campaign
with matching funds from the B.C. government. To date, the Campaign has raised half of
the projected $4.4 million cost.
A sod-turning ceremony marked the beginning of the construction phase for
the First Nations Longhouse.
Donations drive UBC building boom
UBC marked the start of a building
boom with the pouring of concrete for the
David Lam Management Research Centre,
April 11.
A lead gift from Dr. David Lam for a
Management Research Library spearheaded
development of the $8 million Centre, which
was the first building project in the World of
Opportunity Campaign to receive the university's Board of Governor's approval for construction.
The April ceremony paid tribute to
Their Honours, The Honourable David Lam,
Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, and
Mrs. Dorothy Lam and other donors to the
project, including Robert and Lily Lee,
Geoffrey and Sandra Lau, L.O.M. Western
Securities and Peter Brown, Royal Trustco
Ltd., MacMillan Bloedel Limited, Edgar
Kaiser Jr. and Chevron Canada Ltd. Representatives of the Government of British Columbia, the largest single donor to the Campaign,
included Bruce Strachan, the former Minister
of Advanced Education, Training and Technology, Stan Hagen, Minister of Education, and
Attorney General Russell Fraser.
Peter Lusztig, who as dean of Commerce and Business Administration, has
overseen development of the new building, said
the Centre will help make UBC one of the top
10 research-oriented business schools in the
"This building will contribute to B.C.'s
economic growth and diversity and will help
increase Canada's competitive advantage," he
said during the ceremony.
UBC President David Strangway
announced that a glass galleria in the David
Lam Management Research
Centre will be named the
Lusztig Tower in honor of
the dean, who is stepping
down June 30.
The galleria tower
will provide a link to the
Henry Angus building and to
an area for conferences and
meetings. Hosting conferences is one of the ways in
which the Centre will build
links with the business
community. A program of
lectures, seminars, displays
and receptions will ensure
that research findings in
business management are
widely communicated.
In addition, the Centre will incorporate
two floors of library space, providing an
important resource for the university and
corporate community.
Located in the heart of campus, the site
has been a meeting spot for students since its
days as a bus stop and cafe. The new building
will include a coffee shop and full-service
The Honourable
ceremony at the
David Lam presides over concrete-pouring
site of the new Management Research Centre. Page 4
The UBC Campaign News
Deans and donors talk
The rewards of giving to UBC
Yoshihisa Imajo, President, Sanki Corporation! Panahode International
Imajo Cedar Management Program
"Now that we have helped to
establish the value of western red cedar to
society, we want to ensure that our cedar
resource is managed for future generations.
"The objective of the management
program is to research and demonstrate
sustainable management practices.  By
doing so, we feel that we can dramatically
increase the growth of western red cedar,
thereby doing our part to help solve
environmental concerns."
Dr. John McNeill. Dean. Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Shoppers Drug Mart Professorship in
Clinical Pharmacy
"This professorship is important to
us because it provides an opportunity to
expand our clinical research base in the
treatment and prevention of childhood
"The person named to the professorship will interact between the Faculty
of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the
Department of Pediatrics in the Faculty
of Medicine."
Dr. Clark Binkley, Dean, Faculty of
Imajo Cedar Management Program
"This program is important for
British Columbia because cedar is an
important species of wood and cannot be
duplicated elsewhere.
"Mr. Imajo's donation will provide
support to the Faculty of Forestry in
several ways. Interest from the endowment can be used to fund students, to
support research or to purchase much-
needed equipment."
Dr. Nancy Sheehan, Dean, Facultv of
Dorothy Lam Chair in Special Education
"Children with special needs have
the right to be educated to the best of
their abilities as do all children.
"The Dorothy Lam Chair in Special
Education will enable the Faculty of
Education to pursue studies to identify
individuals with special needs, analyze
how they can best be educated, and
address the effects of mainstreaming on
their intellectual and social development."
David MacDonald, President, Shoppers
Drug Mart
Shoppers Drug Mart Professorship in
Clinical Pharmacy
"As a member of the Imasco family
of companies, Shoppers Drug Mart is
committed to delivering the highest level
of community pharmacy service. We
believe that this professorship in clinical
pharmacy will enhance the education and
training of B.C.'s community pharmacists.
"We are particularly proud to be
able to provide this contribution to the
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at
UBC, which has always been most supportive of community pharmacy."
Barry McBride, Dean, Faculty of Science
Cominco Chair in Minerals and the
"This chair is an excellent example
of the marriage of basic and applied
research in which new knowledge can be
applied directly to the solution of environmental problems. The added spin-off
is that new exploration techniques will be
"The chair is established between
the Faculties of Science and Applied
Science, drawing on UBC's strengths in
the geosciences, and in environmental
and mining engineering."
Sarkissian heading Ritsumeikan
exchange programme
Margaret Sarkissian has
been appointed Director of the
UBC-Ritsumeikan Joint Academic
Exchange Programme, effective
April 1, 1991.
Before accepting the
appointment, Sarkissian was
Director of the Undergraduate
Programme in the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration.
The academic exchange
programme with Ritsumeikan
University (Kyoto, Japan) will
bring 100 Japanese students to
UBC each year for eight months of
English language training, cross-
cultural studies and Pacific Rim
On May 23, 1990 the UBC
Senate approved an extension of
UBC's Education Abroad Pro
gramme with Ritsumeikan
University to include the
Ritsumeikan-UBC House joint
Ritsumeikan-UBC House,
which will allow Japanese and
Canadian students to live and
work together, is partially funded
through the World of Opportunity
Campaign. Funding is required for
a $650,000 language lab.
The UBC Campaign
UBC Development Office
Debora Sweeney
Rosemary Ogilvie
Connie Filletti
William Jamieson
Program Philosophy
Occasionally people have problems
which can benefit from professional
assistance, such as relationship and
family issues, emotional and psychological concerns, problems associated
with the use of alcohol and other drugs,
legal matters and financial concerns.
Such problems are often progressive in
nature and, if not addressed, can have
an adverse impact on personal and
family life and job performance. They
are, by and large, amenable to treatment
and can be eitheralleviated or eliminated
with timely and appropriate action. In
fact, the prognosis improves dramatically
with earlier treatment. The purpose of
the EAP then is to assist employees
(and/or members of their immediate
families) with these personal problems.
Program Principles
Personal Responsibility
The EAP supports the principle that
individuals must be responsible for their
own behavior and for the consequences
which accrue as a result of their actions.
This is not to suggest that individuals are
responsible for everything that happens
to them (the so called "victim-blaming"
approach). However, it is to suggest
that when something has happened, the
individual is responsible forthe personal
or social action which is required to
address and resolve the problem.
The EAP supports the principle that
individuals must receive treatment and
professional support in complete confidence. What transpires between a
counsellor and a client is protected by
ethical standards of practice which require that no information of a personal
nature is disclosed to a third party without
the client's informed and written consent.
Two exceptions are cases of sexual
abuse of children or family violence involving children. These must by law be
reported to provincial social services
The rules of disclosure also imply that
the EAP works on a "need to know"
basis. "Need to know" is different from
"would like to know". If the employer or
union need to know something of an
employee's involvement with the EAP,
they will be so informed by the employee
or by the counselling staff given the
employee's informed and written consent. In most cases, this is a non-issue.
However, at times when an employee
might be required by illness to be away
from the workplace temporarily, the
"need to know" provision would then
apply. In this case, only the employee's
status would be communicated to the
Voluntary Utilization
The EAP supports the principle that
utilization of the program's assessment
and referral services is completely vol-
Over 18 months ago, the University informally called representatives from
staff and faculty groups to work together in developing an Employee Assistance
Program which would meet the special needs of people at UBC.
Employee assistance programs provide personal support to employees and
their immediate families experiencing problems affecting their well-being by
providing professional assistance on a confidential basis. Many other organizations, including universities, have successfully instituted such programs to help
people carry out their own responsibilities as fully effective members of the
community by providing a resource from which employees can draw help at
times when their capacity to function is impaired by stress, personal difficulties
or by the strain put on them by work, by relationships or by other elements in their
Last fall, I officially established the President's Advisory Committee on an
Employee Assistance Plan with the mandate to develop and recommend
detailed plans for the operation of the EAP. Members of the Committee are:
Caroline Bruce (non-union technicians), Greg Fisher (CUPE 2950), Colleen
Garbe (CUPE 116), Wayne Greene (Occupational Health and Safety), Rosanne
Hood (Faculty Association), Ann Hutchison (CUPE 2950), Peter Lane (CUPE
2278), Andy McKee (IUOE 882), George McLaughlin (CUPE 116), Libby Nason
(President's Office, Chair), Margaret Sarkissian (Faculty Association), and
Marsha Trew (M & P Staff).
A great deal of progress was made through thoughtful and pragmatic
contributions of everyone on the committee. A summary of the plan, developed
so far, follows. This is an incomplete draft and endorsement will not be sought
until the committee has completed and reached agreement on all sections.
The Chair of the Committee reports impasse over the issue of whether
supervisors could inform staff of the existence of the plan in a non-disciplinary
and private context. To be perfectly clear, there is no disagreement amongst
committee members that when a supervisor interviews a unionized staff member
about deteriorating work performance which may be related to personal difficulties, a steward should be present; all agree that this is a disciplinary situation and
a matter for living up to collective agreement provisions in place.
However, there are situations between supervisors and employees not
involving discipline. For example, during the course of a general discussion with
the department head, the staff/faculty member could raise a matter of deep
personal concern. There is disagreement amongst committee members as to
whether a steward (or a colleague at the option of employees not in unions) must
be present for the department head to offer information about the existence of
the EAP.
The Chair reports that the Committee has spent a great deal of time in
discussion of this issue. On the one hand, there appears to be considerable
concern that persons charged with supervisory responsibility could abuse their
authority by making referral/treatment appear to be mandatory, a clear violation
of one of the basic principles of this plan that participation in it is voluntary, and
not a condition of employment. On the other hand, some members feel that
requiring a shop steward's presence could mean that confidentiality may be less
easily preserved, that information might not be offered in a positive and timely
manner, and that there could be confusion of the EAP with the disciplinary
The University remains convinced of the benefit to our community of an
effective Employee Assistance Plan. I would appreciate any comments or
suggestions from faculty or staff members.
David W. Strangway
untary. The election of referral remains
the private and sole choice of the individual. It follows, therefore, that one of
the options of a truly voluntary program
is "non-participation."
As a result, no appointments or referrals will be arranged on behalf of third
parties. Further, the obligation which
falls upon principal parties to this
agreement and through them upon su
pervisors, union stewards, and Department Heads is an obligation to inform
the employee of the availability of the
Separate and Apart from
The EAP supports the principle that
the services of the program must always
remain "separate and apart" from discipline. EAPs have a reputation for successfully resolving long standing personal problems which might be affecting
an individual's job performance. Despite this, every effort must be made by
the program owners to resist the temptation to use the program, eitherthrough
cajoling or coercion as an adjunct to
corrective action.
The EAP carries no benefit and no
liability when it comes to job security and
performance. The EAP cannot be used
to escape or offset a disciplinary matter,
nor can it be used to penalize an individual seeking promotion or transfer.
Non-alignment with
The EAP supports the principle that
the confidential assessment services
component of the program remain non-
aligned with the University. This means
that access to assessment resources
will be provided separate and apart from
the University. These resources will not
be in any line relationship with any UBC
Department or agency.
The assessment services will offer
the widest range of choice when it comes
to referral resources. An extensive network of university-based as well as
community-based resources will be
available to the program's clients. The
management of assessment and referral resources in this manner will result in
the greatest attractiveness for the EAP.
Ownership by Principal
The EAP supports the principle of
program ownership. In order to develop
a program in an effective manner, it is
imperative that the principal parties assume an active role in the design, decision-making, and implementation of
an EAP. Following implementation,
these parties must continue their active
participation in the administration ofthe
program on an ongoing basis.
Financial Hardship
The program does not wish financial
constraints to be an obstacle to an employee seeking assistance. The EAP
will therefore, wherever possible, let the
employee know of those individuals or
agencies that provide free or subsidized
services and/or which are covered by
their benefits package.
If financial hardship remains an obstacle the EAP will look at the provision
of reasonable, interest-free loans to
cover the cost of treatment either wholly
or in part.
NB:These principles are not in any
way to be interpreted as paramount to
the recognized professional Ethical
Guidelines of the EAP Counsellors (i.e.
registered psychologists and social
Program Parameters
All faculty and employees who are
eligible to participate in the university's
group medical plan and members of
their immediate families are eligible to
use the EAP. Individuals retiring from
the university may also use the services.
The program will assist employee with
the following concerns or problems:
a) Relationship problems including
marital and parental issues.
The program does not act as the
employee's advocate in issues regarding working relationships which are
rightly the domain of management and
b) Emotional and psychological
problems including stress, depression,
grief, etc.
c) Chemical dependence problems
which include the misuse of alcohol and
other drugs.
d) Legal concerns primarily related
to relationship and chemical dependency
problems. The program's services in
this area are to provide an appropriate
referral and/or 1/2 hr. of a lawyer's time
to provide information as to the legal
procedures, time and costs involved.
Employees are under no obligation to
continue with that lawyer.
' e) Financial concerns. While the
program does not lend money, it can
assist the employee with a cash flow
analysis (provided by an accountant)
which enables the employee to then
look at budgeting, debt consolidation,
personal bankruptcy, etc. Also the
program provides referral to lending institutions, accounting and bookkeeping
professionals, or the B.C. Ministry of
Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Debtors' Assistance Branch.
f) Community resource information.
Employees may contact the program for
information regarding community resources, for example courses in
parenting, stress management, etc.
g) Critical Incident Stress Debriefing.
The program also provides a response
mechanism to traumatic events that may
effect the University community. This
response will take the form of a critical
incident stress debriefing which may
occur within 24-72 hours following any
traumatic event involving employees of
the University. These traumatic events
could involve employee suicide, homicide, or other accidental death or serious
injury or hostage taking, etc.
Requests for vocational counselling,
that is, psychological testing, resume
writing, etc. will be referred directly to
other resources, both within and outside
of the University community. Requests
for stress management training will also
be referred to other resources, either
within or outside the University.
Service Delivery
Pursuant to the program principle of
availability, the Assessment/Referral/
Aftercare (A/R/A) will be provided as
A call to the A/R/A/ service will be
answered on a 24 hour basis.
During normal working hours, a receptionist will respond to any call, which
will be returned within 24 hours by a
counsellor (or sooner as warranted). An
appointment will be made within 1 to 3
days - at the mutual convenience of the
employee and counsellor.
If a phone call is received by the live
answering service outside of normal
working hours, the message will be relayed (depending on urgency) to the
counsellor "on call" as soon as possible
or during the next working day.
To facilitate availability and to assist
in maintaining confidentiality, counsellors will be available for appointments in
the evenings and on weekends.
To ensure both the perception and
the reality of the confidentiality of the
EAP's services, direct services will be
provided in an off-campus office by
counsellors who are not aligned with the
university. The telephone number of the
EAP will be that if the A/R/A service and
will be located in this office.
When desirable, counsellors will meet
with employees at locations other than
the EAP office (including the employee's home and on campus).
Program Access
Procedural Principles
There are various avenues by which
an employee or member of an employee's family can access the services of
the Employee Assistance Program.
These access procedures are consistent with the principles which form the
basis of the overall program. These
principles are as follows:
a) Availability: to provide as direct
a response as possible with as few
people as necessary involved in the
employee's choice to use the program.
b) Timeliness: to provide services
of a timely nature with as immediate a
response as is required depending upon
the urgency and nature of the presenting concern.
c) Confidentiality: to guarantee
services which respect, within legal and
ethical guidelines, the anonymity of
employees using the EAP's services.
d) Voluntary Participation: to provide services to employees in such a
manner that the services are always
freely chosen without duress or coercion.
Program Access
An employee seeking assistance may
contact the EAP counsellors directly. A
family member of an employee may
also contact the program either for
themselves or for the family as a whole.
A colleague, family member or friend
may suggest a distressed employee
consider using the EAP's services. Information will be available from the program on how best to approach the distressed employee. Regardless of the
approach, the decision of whether or not
to make use of the program rests solely
with the employee.
Employees are encouraged to contact
the EAP Representatives for information
about the program.
Program Participation
and Relationship to
Work Performance
The EAP espouses the principles of
non-alignment and remaining "separate
and apart" from discipline. There are
occasions wherein these principles may
require clear enunciation in application
to labour relations issues and specific
performance scenarios.
Previous Performance
The EAP will provide services to
an employee regardless of their present
or previous work performance record.
Future Employability
The decision regarding the ongoing
or future employability of a particular
employee making use of the EAP's
services will be made independently of
and by parties other than those persons
providing the EAP services.
In those instances where the
safety of the employee or others is
threatened by an employee's mental or
physical incapacity to perform their job,
with the employee's consent, the EAP
counsellor will work with labour and the
University to ensure thatthe employee's
(or others) life and safety are protected.
The "professional duty to care" of the
EAP Counsellor also requires disclosure even without the employee's consent in specific instances where demon
strable harm resulting from failure to
disclose can be inferred.
Not agreed.
Critical Situation
Not agreed.
To be developed.
Relationship to Present
Provisions of the EAP are not in any
way to be interpreted as constituting a
waiver of the University's right to take
disciplinary measures, nor the Unions'
right to grieve, all within the framework
of existing Collective Agreements and/
or applicable Labour Codes.
Program Model
Provides administrative structural
details of the Joint Committee which is
responsible for directing the program
and addresses issues of coordination,
EAP representatives, direct services,
referral resources and accountability.
Program Administration - Joint Committee)
Terms of Reference
Includes details on composition
of the committee, voting procedures,
selection of the chair, meetings, and
Yet to be developed.
Yet to be developed.
Not agreed.
President wins United Way
Award of Distinction
UBC President David Strangway has been
honored by the United Way of the Lower
Mainland with the organization's most prestigious award.
The President's Award of Distinction, presented to Strangway on May 8, recognizes special initiatives and actions benefiting the United
Way beyond usual voluntary activity.
"Dr. Strangway has initiated an exciting
new partnership between UBC and the United
Way which supports the concept of nonprofit organizations giving in ways other than
by corporate donation," said Robert Wiens,
president of the United Way of the Lower
"With Dr. Strangway's support, UBC did
everything from supplying staff for the loaned
representative program to printing training ma
terials and providing reception facilities," he
The 1990 campus drive saw a 27 per cent
increase in employee donations, making the UBC
campaign the largest in the non-profit sector, and
the third largest in any sector in the Lower
As of Feb. 1, a total of 1,622 UBC employees
had donated almost $10,000 more than the
campaign's goal of $240,000.
"It was a privilege to be the recipient of such
a thoughtful award," Strangway said. "It is an
honor earned by everyone whose hard work,
dedication and support made the campus campaign such a tremendous success in 1990."
The launch of this year's UBC United Way
campaign begins Sept. 17 under the direction
of chair Dr. Bill Webber and vice-chair
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Will appointed to Education Commission
UBC Economics Professor Robert Will has
been appointed to the
newly established Private
Post-Secondary Education
Created by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology, the 15-member
commission will regulate
all private-sector, post-
secondary educational and
training institutionsexcept
those governed by professional associations.
Will, UBC's former dean of Arts, said the
commission's first task will be to establish criteria for accreditation and registration of these
institutions. The commission will also focus on
issues of consumer protection.
Elizabeth Davies and Margaret Fulton are
among the recipients ofthe 1991 YWCA Women
of Distinction awards.
Davies, a professor in the School of Nursing,
was honored in the category of Management
and the Professions.
The award is presented for outstanding
achievement or significant contribution to administration or management in public, private
or non-profit organizations, and for the advancement of her profession.
Fulton, an adjunct professor of Women's
Studies, was the recipient of the Health and
Education category award, which recognizes
involvement with the health or well-being of
individuals physically, emotionally orspiritually.
The Vancouver YWCA Women of Distinction Awards began in 1984 and were created to
encourage and recognize women whose activities and achievements are contributing to the
health and future of the Greater Vancouver
Regional District.
Michael Seelig and Alan Artibise of UBC s
School of Community and Regional Planning
have been recognized by their peers for a series
of articles they wrote last year for Vancouver
The professors' work was chosen first among
15 entries for the 1991 Awards of Excellence in
Planning given by the Planning Institute of B.C.
The series, called Future Growth - Future
Shock, consisted of seven articles dealing with
future planning issues in the region from the
Sunshine Coast to Hope. The school has subsequently published a book based on the Novem-
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Fraser Region in 2010.
The Canadian Advanced Technology Association Award of Distinction
has been awarded to B.C.
Education  Minister Stan
The CATA award is presented annually to a leading
individual from the public
sector in recognition of their
significant contribution to the
development and application
of advanced technology in
Canada. This is the first time
the award has gone to a Western Canadian.
Hagen was honored for his many accomplishments in science and technology, including:
his advocacy for construction of the TRIUMF-
KAON project; his leadership in establishing
Science World; his support for B.C.'s Science
and Technology Fund; his idea to create the
Scientists in the Schools program; and his advocacy for changes in the education system,
encouraging more girls to pursue careers in science.
"Stan Hagen has been a real champion of
science and technology, not only for B.C..
but for the entire nation," said B.C. Premier
Rita Johnston. "He has shown a personal
commitment to these issues which transcends politics."
Hagen is the former Minister of Advanced
Education, Training and Technology.
Bernard Bressler. associate vice-president of research, has been appointed to the
National Advisory Council on Pharmaceutical Research.
The federal government's new council
will provide advice to Health and Welfare
Minister Benoit Bouchard on new policies
and initiatives concerning drug research in
Specifically, council members will focus on research funding and development as
a result of changes made to Bill C-22 in
1987 to patent protection for pharmaceuticals, which gave pharmaceutical companies
extra patent protection in exchange for a
pledge to more than double research funding in Canada.
The council is expected to provide a
preliminary report to Bouchard by the winter of 1991.
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Genetics conference to be held at UBC
Genetic scientists and physicians
will exchange the latest news on disorders of the brain and spinal cord at
the 23rd Annual March of Dimes
Clinical Genetics Conference at UBC
July 7 to 10.
A faculty of 24 distinguished experts on inherited disorders will review the most recent research findings
and clinical applications in the area of
developmental and genetic disorders
of the central nervous system.
Among the areas of study to be
examined are the possible genetic factors affecting the development of
Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders.
The genetic predisposition to
schizophrenia and to manic depres
sive illness will also be explored.
The Clinical Genetics Conference
is held annually by the March of Dimes
Birth Defects Foundation to promote
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^   Largest project of its kind
Study will look at education on global scale
UBC has been chosen to co-ordinate a global study of education involving up to one million students in
40 countries.
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
will compare curricula and teaching
methods of school systems, as well as
achievement scares and attitudes of
schoofcage students around the world.
Organizter&estfmate that up to 25,000
teachers will also be questionned
during the decade-long research study.
"It's an enormous undertaking —
by far the most extensive educational
research project to date," said David
Robitaille, head of the UBC coordinating team.
By viewing the world as an "educational laboratory," Robitaille said
the study will allow countries to see
where they stand internationally in
terms of education.
Robitaille pointed oui that differences in educational performance are
often viewed as indicators of a country's economic position in the global
marketplace. He said results from the
TIMSS will help educators and politicians make changes in their respective
systems to improve student achievement.
The study will also include a national sample of Canadian students.
Several provinces have indicated a
willingness to gather additional data
which can be used for inter-provincial
and international comparisions.
"The way education works in
Canada, we often end up knowing
more about schools in California than
in Alberta," said Robitaille. "We hope
TIMSS will open the lines of communication within our own borders."
Robitaille will oversee a $4-million
budget for the International Coordinating Centre (ICC) located in UBC's
Department of Mathematics and Science Education. Funding for the first
five years of the project has come
mainly through grants from the Canadian and U.S. federal governments.
Graduate students will also be
funded for related research which, in
turn, will provide B.C. teachers with
new techniques for evaluating student
Commerce Faculty
goes to France
"It's a catalyst for international discussion in the
classroom and broadens
everyone's horizons."
This summer, 28 Commerce
and Business Administration undergraduates will
experience academic life
in France thanks to unique program
offered by UBC. Just as important,
they will bring their experiences back
with them to the classrooms of UBC.
"The university is offering a six-
week study abroad program at Canada's first European university campus
just outside Nice," said Catherine
Vertesi, assistant dean, Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration, and direc- _i__^-^—^^—
tor of the Study
Abroad and Exchange Program. "And for
the first time,
UBC commerce
students will be ^^^—
joined by UBC faculty."
The faculty has been extensively
involved in student exchange and study
abroad programs. For the 1991-92
school year, it has undergraduate exchange programs with the Economic
University of Budapest, Erasmus
University in Rotterdam, University
of Louvain in Brussels, Swansea
University in Wales, the Economic
University of Vienna, Hautes Ecole
Commerciales in France and Boconi
University in Italy.
In addition to the six-week program
in France, the faculty this year will
offer a program in international business at Denmark's international study
program in Copenhagen.
Vertesi said the French program
was enthusiastically greeted by students because it is being offered over
the summer months.
"Commerce students can't always
go abroad for a full term, which is
necessary if they wish to participate in
the faculty's student exchange program. In an attempt to create additional
international opportunities for our
students, we developed this program,
in collaboration with the University of
Toronto. We hope to be able to offer
more programs like this in the future."
The students will study a variety of
courses at the Universite Canadienne
en France on the French Riviera from
July 13 to August 29. They will be
joined by Commerce and Business
Administration Professor Michael
Tretheway, French Professor Nancy
Frelick, and about 200 other students
from across the country.
Tretheway, who will teach an international business logistics course,
_^^_^_^__ said this experience
will give him a
chance to work with
students in a very
different way.
"This program
will create an excit-
——-"^^^— ing opportunity to
share in the exchange of knowledge in
a very unique setting — one that will
be more casual and open in many
ways," he said. "Although this is just
an experiment, we hope to develop a
more permanent satellite campus for
UBC commerce students."
Vertesi is quick to point out that
this summer's learning experience in
France won't be over the moment the
students touch down at Vancouver
International Airport.
"We have a number of initiatives
that encourage returning students to
share the knowledge they've gained
overseas. It's a catalyst for international discussion in the classroom and
broadens everyone's horizons."
The faculty has made acommitment
to provide greater international exposure for our students, said Vertesi.
"We have been pioneers in this
area," she added. "These students
have high expectations when they embark on an international experience
and we've been able to deliver. This
summer program is another way to
give students a chance to share in that
Robitaille and his coordinating
team will be responsible for developing timelines, instruments, methods
of analysis, translation systems and
reports from data supplied by participants.
Much of the data, scheduled for
collection in 1993-94 and 1997-98,
will come from questionnaires filled
out by teachers, government officials
and nine- and 13-year-old students. In
some countries, students in their last
year of secondary school will also
Issues to be examined include
methods for measuring student
achievement, effects of technology on
teaching, how children are selected
for mathematics and science courses
and the participation of women in senior secondary sciences.
Robitaille said the rationale for repeating this type of study is to establish trends which give policy makers
an idea of where they are heading.
"Curricula are often developed in a
vacuum," said Robitaille. "Without
comparisons, we tend not to question
our own traditional teaching practices
and may not even be aware of the
choices we have made in constructing
By participating in the TIMSS,
countries can avoid experimenting
with various educational systems
which may run the risk of penalizing
students by using potentially less effective teaching methods.
Sponsored by the International
Association for the Evaluation of
Educational Achievement (IEA), UBC
was chosen to head the massive TIMSS
project because of its international
reputation for educational research as
well as its participation in previous
IEA studies.
A non-governmental organization,
the IEA was created in 1960 when it
began the First International Mathematics Study.
The IEA last collected data on the
mathematics and sciences in the early
1980s with the Second International
Mathematics Study and the Second
International Study of Science which
involved 24 countries.
Joyce conference conies to UBC
Scholars from around the world
converged on campus this week to
discuss the life and work of James
Joyce, one of Ireland's pre-eminent
men of letters.
The theme for the five-day conference, June 11-15. is Joyce and the
Law. Workshops and speakers will
focus on the author's treatment of law
in his writing as well as his personal
legal encounters.
"Joyce's own brushes with the law
were many and famous," said conference convenor Ira Nadel.
U.S. authorities banned the publication of Joyce' s masterpiece, Ulysses,
because it was thought to be obscene.
The book was finally published in
1934 after a lengthy trial.
Conference   speakers   include:
Thomas Staley, founding editor of the
James Joyce Quarterly; Judge Conrad
Rushing, Superior Court, State of
California and professor David
Hayman, a noted literary theorist from
the University of Wisconsin.
Close to 200 participants are expected to attend the UBC/SFU conference, the first-ever gathering of
international Joyce scholars held in
Canada. Sponsored by the International James Joyce Foundation,
members have met annually since the
mid-seventies to discuss different aspects of Joyce's writing.
Edward Brennan, Ireland's ambassador to Canada, opened the conference in UBC's Curtis Building. Conference events move to the Simon
Fraser Harbour Centre June 14and 15.
A daily fee of S24 is being charged.
Those wanting more information
can call 822-5122 or 822-4254.
S.E.R.F.   TENT   Rentals
MAkE Your OurdooR Event SometI^ ^
SERF Tent RentaIs Cover Your AsSErs „
Prices iiscludE BookiNqs, ConsuItation, Set-up ancI DisMANTUNq.
Our RentaI Rates are Lower tihan any otIier Company
m rttE Lower MajnIancI by as Much as 20%.
[ 1 ] ARABESOUE S-80
Sizt 85Ft. x 62fr.
CoIourj   WhiTE w/ Blue & Ydlow Trjm
StATiNq:    740 CocIctaII
620 Row
RentaI Price: ...$1800 per dAy
...$ 275 Add. <Uy
...$2800 PER WEEk
[4] MARQUEE M-10's
SiiE: lOfr.xlOfr.
CoIour:   WhiTE W BIue Trjm
Seatin<j:   20 CockiAil
1 5 Row
RentaI Price: ...$145 per cUy
...$210 per WEEk
[10] MAROUEE M-20's
SIze:        20rr. x 20fr.
CoIour:   WhiiE w/ BIue Trui*
SEATiNq:   88 CockiAil
62 Row
RentaI Price: ...$270 per <Uy
...$550 PER WEEk
Size:        20fr. ANd 1 Ofr
CoIour:   WWte w/ YeIIow Trjm
RentaI PnicE:   ...$10 PER dAy
...520 per WEEk
For Further Information or BooIunqs, PIease Contact S.E.R.F. at
822-2582 or 822-6025
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