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Drug firm
studies
UBC site
By GREG DICKSON
One of the world's largest drug companies is considering
UBC as the site for a $35-million toxicology research facility.
However, university officials are worried that the firm will
go elsewhere unless Victoria develops a strategy to attract
multinational drug companies.
Health Sciences Coordinator Dr. Mort Low said the multinationals plan to spend billions of dollars in Canada in the
next ten years. But without a coordinated provincial effort
the investment will end up in central Canada, he predicted.
"We have the opportunity to attract European and Japanese drug companies to establish major components of
their operations in B. C," said Low.
"And from all our discussions with senior officials of the
drug companies, it's very attractive to them to build next to
the university."
Low said the toxicology research facility would have an
annual payroll of more than $7-million. The same company
is looking for a Canadian site to build a biotechnology plant
of about the same size.
Drug companies are spending the money as part of a
promise to increase research and development in Canada in
exchange for patent drug protection. Spending nation-wide
in the next ten years will be more than $3-billion.
Low is urging the provincial government to form a task
force to develop the strategy for attracting the companies to
B.C.
"It will require government encouragement and probably
initiatives like tax incentives," he said.
Low said pharmaceutical companies tend to be good corporate citizens and could provide B.C. with an environmentally clean industry.
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The I ni\ersitv of British Columbia, Vancouver. B.C.
Volume 35. Number 2    Jan. 26. 1989
Back pain project
set for space shuttle
By GREG DICKSON
A UBC research project examining
the causes of astronauts' back pain will be
included in the space shuttle mission set
for February. 1991.
" 'Close to 70 per cent of all astronauts
experience back pain," said UBC investigator Lark Susak. "It's the second most
common problem in space after motion
sickness."
Astronauts increase in height 4 1/2 to
6 1/2 centimetres while in space. Susak
said the UBC project will try to determine
why that happens and what the relationship is between the height increase and
back pain.
"'There is still a lot we don't know
about spinal cord function," said Susak.
"We're hoping by looking at it under
different circumstances in space we may
get a better idea of how it works.
Astronauts on the shuttle will be
monitored in two ways.
Their backs will be photographed trom
two angles simultaneously to record
changes in height and curving.
They will also be asked to fill out
diagrams called pain drawings to describe how they feel, where the pain is
centred, and what conditions make it
worse or better.
Susak believes the experiments could
also help to explain more about back pain
on Earth. Eighty per cent of the population experiences back pain at some time
in their lives.
The project is funded by the Medical
Research Council of Canada. Plans are
under way to follow up the 1991 experiments with more research on subsequent
space shuttle missions.
Finance a problem
Refugees confused, study shows
Students demonstrated outside the Students' Union Building last week in protest
against the university's plans to raise tuition fees by 10 per cent UBC's Alma Mater
Society is planning a formal presentation at today's Board of Governor's meeting.
By PAULA MARTIN
Refugees settling in Canada should be
offered consumer education programs to
help them adapt to our complicated financial practices, says a UBC family resource management professor.
The tangle of savings accounts, credit
cards, RSPs, GICs, CSBs, loans, and
stocks and bonds — offered by banks,
credit unions, finance companies and
government agencies - can be overwhelming.
"Designing consumer education programs to increase the awareness of benefits of these practices may be specially
important for the less educated, female
consumers, and those who had their initial orientation from government agencies," said Phyllis Johnson.
The way refugees handle their finances
can be a measure of their adaptation to life
here, said Johnson, who has been studying their financial practices for several
years.
"I'm interested in how they behave as
consumers — why they make the decisions they do. How one gets and spends
money in this society are critical aspects
of survival."
Refugees often come from cultures
where they have little or no exposure to
North American methods of saving and
investing.
Some refugees' financial habits - such
as keeping large amounts of cash at home
— are not practical, Johnson noted.
' 'However, if you don't know about the
banking system here, then it may be more
difficult to see the advantages of using
it."
Johnson has focused on the Vietnamese boat people, many of whom arrived in
Canada in 1979. They provided an opportunity to study one group from the
beginning of their exposure to North
American life.
She recently completed a project studying the changes in their financial practices during a two-year period. The research is part of a larger study of employment, consumer, health and social aspects of refugee settlement.
For refugees from Vietnam and Laos,
borrowing, saving and investing money,
using chequing accounts and buying life
and property insurance were new practices, Johnson said.
She found at the beginning of her
study that the Canadian financial practice
the refugees most frequently adopted was
saving money.
" It fits in with the pattern we see with
immigrants and refugees who have had to
do without," Johnson said. "Maybe it's
a realization of the importance of having
a reserve fund."
The least frequently adopted practices
were buying property insurance and using credit cards.
Johnson's research found that during
the study period, the most notable changes
were increases in obtaining credit cards
and borrowing money. There was a slight
decrease in saving money.
Although some privately sponsored
refugees are taught about banking and
more complex financial arrangements,
government-sponsored refugees — because of their large numbers — often
aren't, Johnson said.
Community Relations
wins two more awards
The Community Relations Office has
won two more awards from the Council
for Advancement and Support of Education for its work promoting the university.
Judges awarded the prizes from among
435 entries in various categories from
member institutions in CASE District
VIII, which includes Western Canada,
the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
Toward the Pacific Century: The President's Report, published last year, won a
silver award in the category of Individual
Special Progam Publications.
The report was designed by Ullrich
Schade and Associates, edited by Jerri
Lee and produced by Jerri Lee and Arlene
Chan.
The sixth edition of the weekly radio
series UBC Perspectives, produced by
information officers Lorie Chortyk and
Jo Moss and written and edited by
freelancer Sylvia Dayton, picked up a
bronze award in the radio programming
category. It marks the third consecutive
year CASE has given an award to the
series.
Perspectives, hosted by David Suzuki,
featured interviews with UBC faculty
members discussing topics such as robotics, daycare, pesticides and stress. The
series was distributed by satellite to 256
radio stations across Canada by Broadcast News of Toronto.
The awards will be presented at the
CASE district conference. Feb. 5-8 in
Portland, Ore.
CASE, a Washington, D.C.-based
organzation, represents more than 2,800
colleges, universities and independent
schools throughout North America. n   ■   v.  *
UBCREPORTS   Jan. 26,1989       2
Enrolment jumps 19 per cent
in Continuing Education
By GREG DICKSON
Enrolment at UBC's Centre for Continuing Education jumped almost 19 per
cent in 1988, producing a budget surplus
after two money-losing years.
The improved financial performance
will make it easier to meet a requirement
to become fully self-sustaining by 1991.
Acting Director Anne Ironside credits
a general economic upturn in the province for the centre's boost in enrolment.
"People do have discretionary income
again and are investing it in education,"
she said. "Part of it is because there has
been an improvement in the economy,
but I think people are also taking life-long
learning more seriously."
The largest increase in enrolment -
30.5 per cent- came in the area of professional and technical education. General
education program enrolments were up
more than 11 per cent.
Ironside said the good news is tempered by some reasons for concern. National statistics show that a small percentage of the public accounts for most of the
courses taken.
"If you look nationally, 20 per cent of
adults in a given year take a course," she
said. " One in five Canadians is committed to life-long learning. Eighty per cent
aren't."
Ironside believes that if the trend
continues, education will lose its role as
an equalizer and the gap between the
educated and uneducated will continue to
widen.
The statistics also show that women
are far more likely to take continuing
education courses than men. Men make
up less man 30 per cent of total enrolment
Strangway to chair task force
on environment and economy
By PAULA MARTIN
UBC President David Strangway has
accepted an invitation to chair a provincial task force on the environment and the
economy.
The task force will make recommendations to the provincial government on:
Establishing a permanent forum of
public and private-sector decision makers to advise on ways to integrate environmental management and economic
development;
Developing a provincial conservation
strategy to ensure long-term environmental
protection and effective resource use;
Promoting understanding ofthe links
between the environment and the economy through environmental education.
' 'We, in this province, can show the
world that environment and economy
must go hand in hand," Strangway said.
"I believe that this is one of those issues
which has to be dealt with collectively,
rather than confrontationally.''
Members of the task force will be
drawn from business, labor, government,
native and environmental groups.
The provincial government said the
appointment of the task force reflects its
commitment to implement the recommendations of the Brundtland World
Commission on the Environment and
Development.
The Norwegian-led Brundtland
Commission investigated global environmental problems over a period of three
years.
The commission's report concluded
that decisions about the environment and
the economy cannot be separated.
"We need a strategy for managing
our resources and our environment for
the long term, an approach in which
environmental and economic concerns
go hand in hand," said Environment
Minister Bruce Strachan.
The task force has been asked to report
by May 30, 1989.
Funds lacking
Fisheries oceanography chair urged
By GAVIN WILSON
The mysteries of fish migrations and
population swings could be explained
much more quickly if oceanographers
and fisheries scientists worked together,
according to UBC oceanographer Tim
Parsons.
Parsons said fisheries management
has been driven by economic considerations that largely ignore the environment
that produces the fish. He would like to
see a chair in fisheries oceanography established at UBC, but funds are lacking.
"We've spent millions of dollars building hatcheries but not nearly enough for
studies on what happens to these fish
when they try to survive in the marine
environment," he said. "Almost all the
mortality of juvenile fish occurs in the
first 80 days at sea.''
The fresh water life of fish is well
understood, but the puzzle begins when
young fish swim out to sea to mature. The
ocean's effect on fish survival is so enigmatic that fisheries scientists liken it to a
"big black box."
When bonanzas are expected for fishermen, returns can be disastrously low,
but fish runs of litde promise sometimes
swarm back in the millions.
Until recendy, fisheries scientists and
oceanographers have gone their separate
ways, with neither side believing the other's
research has much bearing on their work.
But this is changing, said Parsons, a longtime advocate of closer relations between
the two groups.
Home computers can
access library catalogue
By GAVIN WILSON
Undergraduate students with access
to computers can now scan the library's
collections catalogue without leaving
home.
__ Remote access to the online catalogue,
already available to faculty and graduate
students, was extended this month to all
library card holders, including undergrads and staff. The service is free and
available 24 hours a day.
' "There are no closed doors now as far
as our own people are concerned," said
assistant university librarian Bob
MacDonald. "If you are a library card
holder and have access to a computer
attached by a modem to a phone, you
have access to the catalogue system."
Access is also available through any
UBCNET terminal or any one of eight
public terminals located in the following
campus libraries: the Main Library, Sedgewick, MacMillan, Law, and the Curriculum Laboratory. Two are being installed
in the Woodward Biomedical library.
"The first purpose of computerizing
was to improve the 1 ibrary's operations
internally," said MacDonald. "Now we
can put emphasis on passing along the
benefits to the users."
Forty per cent of the library's collection is now listed on the online catalogue.
added assistant university librarian William Watson.
Parsons said fisheries management
could benefit from new technologies in
oceanography. Today, changes in the
oceanographic climate can be detected
from space using remote sensing satellites.
For example, infrared satellite photos
show upwellings at sea, in which cool,
nutrient-rich water spirals upward from
great depths to the surface.
"An upwelling is like an oasis," he
said. "This is where you will catch fish
because this is where all the food is."
Another mystery ofthe sea explained
by oceanography is the pink and sockeye
salmon migration ofthe Skeena River in
northern B.C. In some years returning
salmon travel down the coast of Alaska,
where they are available to U.S. fishermen, but in other years the fish swim
directly to the river, avoiding American
nets.
Oceanographers found that in some
years there is a strong eddy off the Alaskan coast which deflects the fish to the
south, away from U.S. waters.
Letters to the Editor
Sexism
charged
Editor:
Every baby picture you have
printed shows the male in the dominant position with the female as nur-
turer. Is that fair? Is it called getting
the ear ofthe dean?
A. Jean Elder
Joe Nagel, Curator of UBC's M.Y. Williams Geology Museum, holds a crystal from
the Rock Candy Mine.
Geology museum
set to make film
about crystals
By JO MOSS
UBC's geological museum is going
into the movie business.
Joe Nagel, museum curator, has received $24,653 from the museums assistance programs of the federal Department of Communications to make an
unusual film-about crystals.
The 25-minute movie, which is aimed
at encouraging people to take up crystal
collecting, will tell the story of the mineral business—how mineral specimens
are formed underground and how they
can be collected and prepared for display.
It will be the first movie of its kind in
North America.
Until now, it has been difficult to
document the techniques of crystal collecting because deposits of good mineral
specimens are rare and usually inaccessible. But UBC recently aquired the
rights to access a mine near Grand Forks,
which will provide the ideal site for filming.
"It offers a unique opportunity to
document the process of specimen collection at a significant locality, in a way
that has not been possible elsewhere,''
Nagel said.
According to Nagel, the Rock Candy
Mine is one of the most important sources
of crystals in Canada producing world-
class examples of fluorite and barite. It's
one of the few places that produces not
only top-quality specimens, worth thousands of dollars, but lots of them.
Although the mine is owned by a
professional mineral collector, UBC has
full rights to access the site and to a share
ofthe best specimens produced. Some
samples are already on display in UBC's
M.Y. Williams Geology Museum, which
houses the only significant mineral collection in B.C.
Nagel said the film would be available
to other museums in North America with
large mineral collections for public information programs, and to mineral trade
fairs.
Computer helps diagnose
sleep breathing problem
By GREG DICKSON
A computer program developed by
the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC is providing a more accurate diagnosis of a potentially fatal breathing problem..
"Obstructive sleep apnea affects five
per cent of all males over the age of 50 and
it's life threatening," said Dr. Alan Lowe
of the Department of Clinical Dental
Sciences.
" UBC is currently the only place in
the world with the unique software required to pinpoint where the breathing is
obstructed."
Sleep apnea can be caused by too
small a breathing passage, too large a
tongue, or problems in muscle tone. Sufferers repeatedly stop breathing for short
periods of time during sleep. As a result,
they are chronically tired during waking
hours. In severe cases, sleep apnea can
cause cardiac arrest.
With CAT scan images, the UBC
system shows airways, bones and muscles
from many different angles in three dimensions to assist in the identification of
the obstruction.
In the past, surgery was often performed on the soft palate to open breathing passages. But the success rate was
limited because conventional two dimensional x-rays often failed to identify the
real cause of the breathing obstruction.
Once the difficulty has been identified, it is often possible to prescribe the
use of a dental appliance instead of surgery. UBCREPORTS   Jan. 26,1989
People
Award named after Copp
The German Osteology
Society has named a new
award after UBC scientist
Dr. Harold Copp.
The Copp Prize will be
awarded bi-annually to
honor and promote excellence in the area of osteol-
ogical research, the study
ofthe structure and function of bones.
Dr. Copp is internationally known for his discovery of the hormone calcitonin. Calcitonin
originally thought to be worthless but is now
in treatment of bone diseases.
Copp
was
used
The 1988 UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences graduating class has finished first in national Pharmacy
Examining Board qualifying exams.
UBC's graduating class had the highest average in the country and a student from the faculty
had the highest mark.
Teresa Jones, 23, of Powell River received the
George A. Burbidge Award for topping the standings.
Friesen
Margaret Friesen, head
of UBC's Interlihrary Loan
Division, has been appointed
to the Advisory Committee
ofthe provincial government's
Interlihrary Loan Network
Study. The study will identify the best option for establishing a province-wide network for loans between public libraries. The final report
is expected by the end of April.
Friesen is also Management Coordinator ofthe B.C. Post Secondary Inter-
library Loan Network and coordinates resource snaring
with libraries in the Greater Vancouver Library
Federation.
Two UBC field hockey players and the co-director of UBC's Alan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic
have been nominated for Sports B.C. athletic awards.
Thunderbird field hockey player Penny Cooper
was nominated for the Harry Jerome/Comeback
Award which recognizes an athlete who has overcome a serious injury. Teammate Melanie Slade
was nominated in the university athlete category.
Sports clinic co-director
Dr. Doug Clement, who
coached middle-distance
runners on Canada's track
team at the Seoul Olympics,
was nominated for a coaching award.
The 23rd annual Sports
B.C. awards recognize
coaches and amateur athletes
in 10 categories. A B.C.
athlete of the year is also
selected.
Cooper
Candidates are judged by a panel of media representatives after nomination by sports governing
bodies, universities and high schools. Winners will
be announced at a Jan. 28 ceremony.
Veterans of Canada's junior national field hockey
team, Slade and Cooper were selected for Canada's
Olympic team last year. Slade was UBC's 1988
Athlete ofthe Year and last fall was top scorer in
Canada West intercollegiate competition. She was
named to the first All-Canadian team the last two
seasons and was a CIAU and Canada West Ail-Star
in 1987 and 1988.
Cooper made a remarkable recovery from a dis
abling ligament injury
in 1986 which threatened to shut her out of
the sport. In 1987,
her first year at UBC,
she was named a
Canada West All-Star
and was selected for
the second All-Canadian team. She will
play for the All-Canadians again this
year.
Slade
The Faculty of Medicine has honored
three of its professors with Teaching Excellence Awards.
The winners for 1988 are Dr. Ross MacGi-
livray, biochemistry; Dr. David Godin, pharmacology; and Dr. Paul Steinbok, neurosurgery.
The award recognizes and encourages the
pursuit of excellence in teaching in the undergraduate medical curriculum.
Social Work Colloquia
Intervention Roles in Child Sexual Abuse • Prosecutor's
Role. Wendy Harvey, Designated Prosecutor, Ministry
of Attorney General, B.C. Free. For further information
call 228-2576. Lecture Hall A School of Social Work. 12-
1 p.m.
Geophysics and Geology Seminar
Kinematics and Mechanics of Tectonic Block Rotations.
Dr. Amos Nur, Chairman, Dept. of Geophysics, Stanford
U. (Amoco Canada Visiting Scientist). Refreshments
served. For information call 228-5406. Room 260,
Geophysics & Astronomy Bldg. 4 p.m.
Creative Writing Lecture
Maclean HunterChair, Lecture Series on Non-Fiction
and Literary Biography. Elspeth Cameron. For information on this and future lectures by Peter C Newman,
Susan Crean or Pierre Berton call 228-2712. Angus104.
12:30 p.m.
Comparative Literature Colloquium
La Bouche Due Pendu: Narrative Structures in Hubert
AquinandPhillipeSollers. Robert Richard, UBC. For
information call 228-5157. Penthouse, Buchanan Bldg.
12:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9 J
Music at the Museum
UBC Asian Music Ensemble. Alan Thrasher, director.
Admission: Free with Museum admission. For information call 228-3113. Museum of Anthropology 3 p.m.
Faculty Recital
Michael Strutt, guitar. Admission Free. For information
call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music Bldg. 8 p.m.
Asian Studies Lecture
Christianity & Chinese Religions: A Question of Compatibility. Dr. Julia Ching, Prof, of Religious Studies and
East Asian Studies, U. of T. Prof. Ching has just
completed a book on this topic with the Swiss theologian
HansKung. For information call 228-5728. Room 604,
Asian Centre. 450 p.m.
Physics Colloquium
Complexity and the Future of Physics. Anthony Arrott,
SFU. For information call 228-2136 or 228-3853. Room
201, Hennings Bldg. 4 p.m.
United Church Lecture
Ending Poverty. Jean Swanson, Coordinator of End
Legislated Poverty. For information call 224-3722. Room
212A.SUB. 1230 p.m.
Distinguished C.I.C.S.R. Lecture
The Next Generation of Computer Communication
Systems. Dr. David Cheriton, Associate Professor of
Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, Stanford U.
For information call 228-6894. Room 104, Henry Angus
Bldg. 11:30 a.m.
Committee on Lectures
Germanic Studies Seminar
Baroque Poetry, Presented in German. Prof. Peter
Schaeffer, U. of C. For information call 228-5154. Room
219, Buchanan Tower. 3:30 p.m.
Policy Division Seminar
Forward to the Past: Reforming Telecommunications
Regulation and Policy in Canada. Richard Schultz,
Director of the Centre for the Study of Regulated Industries, McGill U. For information call 224-8475. Penthouse, Henry Angus Bldg. 3:30-5 p.m.
Policy Seminar
Policy Research from a Historical & an Educational
Administration Perspective. Dr. J.D. Wilson, SEDS & Dr.
J. Hills, Head, AAHE, UBC. For information call 228-
2593. Room 123, Ponderosa Annex H. 12:30-2 p.m.
Geophysics Seminar
Time-Dependent Hydraulics of the Earth's Crust. Dr.
Amos Nur, Chairman, Dept. of Geophysics. Stanford U.
(Amoco Canada Visiting Scientist). Refreshments served.
For information call 228-5406. Room 260, Geophysics
& Astronomy Bldg. 4p.m.
Policy Seminar
Policy Research from a Historical and An Educational
Administration Perspective. Dr. J.D. Wilson, SEDS & Dr.
J. Hills, Head AAHE, UBC. For information call 228-
2593. Room123,PonderosaAnnexH. 12:30-2p.m.
English Colloquium
Adam Smith at Oxford. Ian Ross, UBC. For information
call 228-5122. Penthouse, Buchanan Bldg. 3:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, FEB. 10     |
UBC Contemporary Players
Stephen Chatman, Geoffrey Michaels, directors. Free.
For information call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music Bldg.
12:30 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
Modulation of Cyclic AMP Production by Activation of
Protein Kinase C in a Primary Culture of Rat Aortic
Myocytes. Dr. Syfvain Phaneuf, UBC. For information
call 228-2270. IRC #3, Woodward IRC Bldg. 1230 p.m.
Religious Studies Lecture
The Religious Prophet: Four Types of Expectation. Dr.
Willard Oxtoby, Prof, of Religious Studies, Trinity College, U. ofT. A comparative analysis of the concept of
"prophet" in the Hebrew, Islamic, Christian and Zoroas-
triantraditions. Forinformationcall228-2515. Room
A205, Buchanan Bldg. 12:30 p.m.
Fisheries and Aquatic
Science Seminar
Cannibalism As A Population Control Mechanism in
Pelagic Ecosystems. Dr. Paul Smith, National Marine
Fisheries Service, La Jolla. For information call 228-
4329. Room 2361, Biosciences BWg. 3:30 p.m.
Committee on Lectures
Germanic Studies Lecture
Thirty Years' War in German Literature. Prof. Peter
Schaeffer, UCLA. For information call 228-5154. Room
A203, Buchanan Bkfg. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Clinical Case Presentations. Clinical Geneticists, Clinical Genetics Unit, Grace Hospital. For information call
228-5311. Room D308, University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site, 4500 Oak St. 1p.m.
Theoretical Chemistry Seminar
Irreducible Tensors and NMR Spin Dynamics in Solids.
Dr. M.S. Krishnan, UBC. For information call 228-3299.
Room 225, Chemistry Bldg. 3:30 p.m.
THE VANCOUVER
INSTITUTE
Saturday, Jan. 28
New Parts For OH: AnOdys-
sey-in Medicine. Dr. Paul
Keown, Dept. of Medicine,
UBC and Director, B.C. Transplant Society.
Saturday, Feb. 4
An Evening with Murray Schafer. Mr. Murray Schafer,
Composer, Music Educator and Author, Toronto, Ont.
Saturday, Feb. 11
Does Canada Have a Future?. The Vancouver Sun
Annual Lecture, Mr. Peter C. Newman, O.C., Author and
Editor British Columbia.
All lectures in Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre at 8:15 p.m.
NOTICES
SATURDAY, FEB. 11  |
Continuing Ed. Workshop
Cholesterol, Lipoproteins and Heart Disease: A Nutritional Perspective. Dianne Arbuckle, UBC. Fee $35. For
information call 222-5238. Leclure Hall #3, IRC Bldg.
9:30-4 p.m.
Reading, Writing & Study Skills
Improve your reading speed and comprehension, composition, speech, study skils and vocabulary. The UBC
Reading, Writing and Study Skills Centre is offering 19
norvcredrt courses this term, inducing Rearing for Speed
and Comprehension, Wring Business Letters and Memos.
Writing Proposals, Robert's Rules-Demystified, Thinking and Communicating on Your Feet, Media Interview
Techniques, ECT Workshops, as well as three correspondence courses. For registration information phone
222-5245.
Women Students Workshop
Three Session Workshop. Tuesdays, Feb. 7,14,21.
Basic Social Assertiveness. This workshops provide an
introduction to basic communication skills. Participants
will be given the opportunity to learn more effective
methods of expressing themselves and their needs in a
wide range of social settings - from classrooms to relationships. Free to UBC students. For information call
228-2415. Room 106A Brock. 1230-2:20 p.m.
Women Students Workshop
Three Session Workshop. Wednesdays, Feb. 1,8,15.
Women and Self Confidence - Learning to Like Who We
Are. Women and Setf-Confidence focuses on overcoming shyness and building self-esteem. Free Workshop.
Registration Required. For information call 228-2415.
Room 204D, Brock. 12:30-220 p.m.
Women Students Workshop
Three Session Workshop. Thursdays, Feb. 2,9,23.
Essay Anxiety. Nancy Horsman will give one-hour
workshops to assist students increase their skills in
preparation of essays. Free to UBC Students. For
information call 228-2415. Room B212, Buchanan Bldg.
12:30-130 p.m.
Women Students Workshop
Four Session Workshop. Fridays, Feb. 3,10,24, Mar. 3.
Self Esteem and Body Image - Maybe I'd Like Myself
More If It Werent For My Body. Free to UBC Students.
For information call 228-2415. Room 106A, Brock.
1230-2:20 p.m.
Continuing Education Workshop
Three Tuesdays, Feb. 7-21. The Basics of Nutrition.
Vasanto Crawford. Fee $58. For information call 222-
5238. Room G65/66, IRC Bldg. 7-10p.m.
Continuing Education Workshop
Three Thursdays, Feb. 2-16. Eat Better-Drink Less:
How to Control Alcohol Consumption Through Diet.
Vasanto Crawford, Registered Dietician and Nutritional
Counsellor. Which foods upset the body's chemistry?
What sort of eating patterns can be protective? These
questions will be explored in detail to enable participants
to put together eating patterns for themselves and their
families. Fee $58. For information call 228-5238.
Conference Room, Carr Hall. 7-10 p.m.
Play
Feb.7-11 8p.m. (Feb.11,matinee2p.m.) Zastrozzi
by George F. Walker. Tickets $6. For information and
reservations call 228-2678. Frederic Wood Theatre.
Paintings Exhibition
To Jan. 31. Mon-Fri 10-4:30 p.m. Sat/Sun. 12-5 p.m.
Exhibition of Paintings by SHAO Fei. SH AO Fei (born
1954, Beijing) is one of many artists from the People's
Republic of China whose works and artistic concerns are
creating new directions in modem Chinese painting. For
information call 228-2746. Auditorium, Asian Centre.
Language Programs & Services
All programs start week of January 30. French in Action,
the highly successful French television program on
KCTS9 Saturday mornings, will serve as the basis for a
multi-media French language program offered on Tuesday nights, Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings. French conversation classes at the intermediate
and advanced levels will continue on Thursday evenings.
Beginner Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin and Cantonese
classes will be offered on Tuesday nights and Saturday
mornings. Elementary and advanced levels in all languages will be offered on Thursday nights.
Spanish Immersion Program in Cuernavaoa, Mexico,
February 27-March 16. For more information call 222-
5227.
Evening English Language Courses
Until Mar. 8,1989. Mon & Wed. 7-9 p.m. Conversation
skills, beginner to advanced. Speech fluency and pronunciation, advanced. $175 per course. For information
call 222-5285. Room 109,2062 West Mall Hut M-18.
Fine Arts Gallery
Until Feb. 4. L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris: 49
Student Drawings. Basement Main Library. Tues.-Fri.
10 a.m.-5p.m..Saturday, Noon-5 p.m.
Walter Gage Toastmasters
Wednesdays. Public Speaking Club Meeting. Speeches
and taHetopics. Guests are welcome. For information
callSulanat224-9976. Room215,SUB. 7:30p.m.
Language Exchange Program
Ongoing. Free service to match up people who want to
exchange their language for another. For information
call Mawele Shamaila, International House at 228-5021.
Language Bank Program
Free translation/interpretation services offered by International students and community in general. For information call Teresa Uyeno, International House at 228-
5021.
International House
E.S.L. Classes and Keep Fit Classes. All classes are
free. For information call 228-5021.
Native Expressions
Every Tues. night at the Extra Extra Bistro, 3347 West
Broadway,from8-10:30p.m. $3atthedoor Native
performers and creative artists on stage. For information
call Kathy at 222-8940. Proceeds to First Nations'
Student Fund.
Special Issue on Africa and the French
Caribbean
Contemporary French Civilization is preparing a special
issue on Francophone Africa and the Caribbean for
1989. Articles in English or French, 15-20 typed pages,
on any contemporary culture/civilization topic in Africa or
the Caribbean, nriust be submitted by March 1,1989. For
more information call Dr. Claude Bouygues, 228-2879
Department of Psychology
Individuals 18 and older are needed for a research
project on changes in memory across the adult life span.
For information call Jo Ann Miller at 228-4772.
Parents Wanted
Couples with children between the ages of 5 and 12 are
wanted for a project studying parenting. Participation
involves the mother and father discussing common
child-rearing problems and completing questionnaires
concerning several aspects of family life.
Participation will take about one hour. Evening appointments can be arranged. Interpretation of questionnaire
is available on request. For further information, please
contact Dr. C. Johnston, Clinical Psychology, UBC at
228-6771.
Teaching Kids to Share
Mothers with 2 chjforen between 2112 and 6 years of age
are invited to participate in a free parent-education
program being evaluated in the Dept. of Psychology at
UBC.
The 5-session program offers child development info
and positive parenting strategies designed to help parents guide their children in the development of sharing
and cooperative play skills. For further information call
Georgia Tiedemann at the Sharing Project 228-6771.
Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education & Recreation, through the John M.
Buchanan Fitness and Research Centre, is administering a physical fitness assessment program to students,
faculty, staff and the general public. Approx. 1 hour,
students $25, all others $30. For information call 228-
4356.
Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility
All surplus items. For information call 228-2813. Every
Wednesday Noon-3 p.m. Task Force Hdg, 2352 Health
Science Mall.
Badminton Club
Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Badminton Club
meets Thursdays 8:30-1030 p.m. and Fridays 630830
p.m. in Gym A of the Robert Osborne Sports Centre.
Cost is $15 plus REC UBC card. For more information
call Bemie 228-4025 or 731-9966.
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
Visit the Neville Scarfe Children's Garden located west of
the Education Building. Open all year - free. Families
interested in planting, weeding and watering in the
garden contact Jo-Anne Naslund at 434-1081 or 228-
3767.
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Open 10:00 a.m -3:00 p.m.. until Mar. 16. Monday -
Friday Free.
Botanical Gardens
Open 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., until Mar. 16. Daily. Free. UBCREPORTS    Jan. 26. 1988       4
SUNDAY, JAN. 29    |
Chinese Culinary Arts Demonstration
Mr. Kwok Wing Hong, a noted Chinese chef now residng
in Vancouver, will demonstrate and display his talent for
creating beautiful works of art from and with food. Mr.
Kwok has published several books in English and Chinese explaining the art of preparing and garnishing
Chinese dishes. For information caH 228-2746. Auditorium, Asian Centre. 2-5 p.m.
MONDAY, JAN. 30    \
Committee on Lectures
French Seminar
Le Processus de Canonisation Dans La Litterature
Quebecoise. Dr. Patrick Imbert, Lettres Francaises, U.
ofOttawa. For information call 228-4036. Room 826,
Buchanan Tower. 830 a.m.
Committee on Lectures
French Seminar
Critique et Nouveaux Mondes. Dr. Patrick Imbert, Lettres
Francaises, U. ofOttawa For information call 228-4036.
Penthouse. Buchanan Bldg. 12:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Have the Best-Laid Plans of the 19th Century Differential
Geometers Gone Astray? Dr. Peter Vassiliou. Canberra
College of Advanced Education. For information call
228-4584. Room 229, Mathematics Bldg. 3:45 p.m.
Health Care & Epidemiology Seminar
What is Health Promotion? Should Hospitals Be Involved in Health Promotion. And If So, What Are The
Advantages/Disadvantages)? Jan Mitchell, Coord., Health
Promotion. VGH. For information call 228-2258. Room
253, James Mather Bldg. 4-5:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar
Unsteady Boundary Layers on Turbomachinery Blades.
Dr. Robert L. Evans, UBC. For information call 228-
4350. Room1215, CEME Bldg. 3:30p.m.
Biomembranes Discussion Group
Seminar
Singal Transduction In The Aorta: Protein Kinase C
Activity and Diacylglycerol Metabolism. Dr. David Sev-
erson, Dept. of Pharmacology, U. of Calgary. For
information call Dr. R.W. Brownsey at 228-3810. Lecture
Hall#4, IRC Bldg. 3:45p.m
Astronomy Seminar
Submillimetre Spectrum of the Cosmic Background. Dr.
Herbert Gush, UBC. Refreshments served. For information call 228-4134. Room 260, Geophysics & Astronomy Bldg. 4 p.m.
Cancer Seminar
Etiology of Melanoma and Benign Nevi. Mr. Richard
Gallagher, BCCRC. For information call 877-6010.
Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer Foundation, 601 W. 10th
Ave. noon -1 p.m.
Paediatrics Seminar
Applications of Advanced Statistical Methods in Pediatric Research. Dr. Martin Puterman, Biostatistjcal Consultant Children's Hospital. Refreshments served. For
information call 875-2492. Room D308, Shaughnessy
Hospital, 4500 Oak St Noon.
TUESDAY, JAN. 31    j
Statistics Seminar
Posterior Probability and Conditional Confidence Dr.
Tim Schwartz, Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics, SFU.
For information call 228-3319. Room 102, Ponderosa
AnnexC. 4p.m.
Forestry Awareness Series
From Industrial Forester to Holistic Forester. Herb
Hammond, R.P.F., Silva Eoosystems. Ltd. For information cat! 228-4488 or 228-6021 Room 166, MacMillan
BWg. 1230-130 p.m.
Final PhD Seminar
Metoclopramide Kinetics in Sheep: Maternal-Fetal Disposition, Fetal Pharmacodynamics and Comparison
between Pregnant and Nonpregnant Ewes. Wayne FSggs,
Graduate Student For information call 228-4887 IRC3.
Woodward IRC Bldg. 1230 p.m.
Christian Forum Lecture/Discussion
Private Property - Is It A Biblical Concept? John R.
Sutherland, UBC and Trinity Western U. Coffee available. For Herniation cal 228-311Z Penthouse, Buchanan
Bldg. 4:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar
Spatial and Temporal Patterns ot Hydrothermal Venting
Along the Juan de Fuca Ridge. Dr. ET. Baker, Pacific
Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, Wash. For
information call 228-5210. Room 1465, Biological Sciences Bldg. 3:30 p.m.
Botany Seminar
Light-Stimulated Cell Expansion is Controlled by Both
Phytochrome and a Blue Light Receptor. Dr. Elizabeth
Van Volkenburg, Botany Dept., U. of Washington. For
information call 228-2133. Room 2000, Biological Sciences Bldg. 12:30 p.m.
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LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL
Despite die rain, workers are busy at the site of UBC's new daycare centre on Acadia Road The centre is scheduled for completion
by the Fall term.
CALENDAR DEADUNES
For events in the period Feb. 12 to Feb. 25, notices must be submitted on proper Calendar forms no later than 4 p.m. on
Wednesday, Feb. 1 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Room 207, Old Administration Building. For more
-information call 228-3131.
Modern Chemistry Lecture
Determination of Impurities in Semiconductors by Near-
Infrared Raman Spectroscopy. Dr. T.D. Harris, Analytical Chemistry Section, AT&T Bell Laboratory, Murray
HUI, N.J. Refreshments served. For information caH 228-
3266. Room 250, Chemistry Bldg. 1p.m.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1 \
Noon-Hour Series
Philip Bush, piano. Admission $2. For information call
228-3113. Recital Hall, Music Bldg. 12:30 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Seminar
Molecular Genetics of the Homeotic Gene Proboscipe-
dia in Drosophila. Dr. David Cribbs, Dept. of Biology,
IrxJanaU. For information call Dr. G. Tener at 228-2893.
Lecture Hall #3, IRC Bldg. 4 p.m.
Ecology-Resource Ecology Seminar
Empirical Measures of Timber Production and Forest
Utilization Research. William Hyde, U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Duke, U. For information call 228-4329. Room
2449, Biosciences Bldg. 4:30 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Special
Seminar
Kinetics and Mechanism of Degradation of 4-Amino-2-
(2-Butanon-3-yl)Oxy-5-Chk>ro-N-(2-(diethylamino)ethyl)
Benzamide Hydrocholoride (BMY-25801 -1) in Aqueous
Solutions. Dr. Robert Upper, Visiting PMAC Scientist,
Director of Pharmaceutical Product Dev., Bristol-Myers,
U.S.A For information call 228-343. IRC 3, Woodward
IRC Bldg. 12:30 p.m.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics Seminar
Pharmacological Profile of Compound KC-8857. Mr. G.
Beatch, UBC. For information call 228-2575. Room 317.
Basic Medical Sciences Bldg. "C". Noon.
Psychiatry Academic Lecture
Alzheimer's Disease and the Psychiatrist. Dr. Annette
Horton, UBC. For information call 875-2025. Room
D308, Acute Care Bldg., Shaughnessy. 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Social Work Colloquium
Intervention Roles in Child Sexual Abuse - Therapists
Role. Garry Grams, UBC. For further information call
228-2576. Lecture Hall A, School of Social Work. 1-2
p.m.
Physics Colloquium
Star Forming Regions at Different Stages of Evolution.
Dr. W. McCutcheon, UBC. For information call 228-2136
or 228-3853. Room 201, Hennings Bldg. 4 p.m.
United Church Lecture
Sex Trade and Tourism: A Growing Industry. Linda
Ervin, United Church Minister. For information call 224-
3722. Room212A, SUB. 12:30 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Special
Seminar
Regiospecrfic Metabolism of Steroids by Hepatic Cytochrome P-450. Wayne Levin, MRC Special Visiting
Professor, Hoftman-LaRoche, Nuttey, N.J. For information call 228-4103. Room 160, Cunningham BkJg. 2:30-
3:30 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Fall Seminar
Regulation of Cytosolic Calcium and Contractility in
Heart by Sarcoplasmic Reticulum. Dr. Evangelia Kra-
nias, Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics,
U. of Cincinnati Medical Centre. For information call 228-
2270. IRC 3, Woodward IRC Bldg. 12:30p.m.
Forestry Seminar
Special 2-hour Presentation on the Carmanah Management Plan. Mr. Stan Coleman, R.P.F., MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. For information call 228-4166 or 228-2507.
Room 166. MacMillan Bldg. 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Graduate Student Colloquium
Medical Theories and Methods in Twelfth Century Religious Taoism. Stephen Eskiktsen, M.A. Candidate. All
areweteome. For information cal 228-3881. Room 604,
Asian Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
Multiplicity and Functional Diversity of Hepatic Cytochromes P-450. Wayne Levin, MRC Special Visiting
Professor, Hoffmann La Roche Inc., Nutley, N.J. For
information call 228-2270. IRC 3, Woodward IRC Bldg.
12:30 p.m.
Law Students' Conference
Law and Contemporary Social Issues. Litigation in
Transition: Moving toward Alternate Dispute Resolution.
Panel discussion of alternate dispute resolution. Panelists include the Chief Justices of B.C. and the Supreme
Court. No-host reception to follow. Rooms 101,102, &
201, Curtis Bldg. 130-430 p.m.
Medical Genetic Seminar
The Legal Status of the Fetus - The Current Canadian
Scene. Janice Dillon, UBC. For information call 228-
5311. Room D308, University Hospital, Shaughnessy
Site, 4500 Oak St. 1p.m.
Theoretical Chemistry Seminar
Phase Transitions in Sub-Atomic Systems. D. Boal,
Physics Dept., SFU. For information call 228-3266.
Room 225, Chemistry Bldg. 3:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, FEB. 2   |
Music Hour
UBC Chamber Ensembles. Free, For information call
228-3113. Recital Hall, Music Bldg. 12:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, FEB. 3      j
Music Hour
UBC Chamber Ensembles. Admission Free. For information call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music Bldg. 8 p.m.
Religious Studies
Symposium - Religion & Television in the Eighties.
Lecture #1. Fundamentalism Without God: Television in
the Eighties. Dr. Ella Taylor, School of Communications,
U. of Washington. For information call 228-2515. Room
A104, Buchanan Bldg. 11:30 a.m.
Religious Studies
Symposium - Religion & Television in the Eighties.
Lecture #2. Religious Television and the Problem of
Meaning. Dr. Janice Peck, School of Communications,
U. of Washington. For information call 228-2515. Room
A104, Buchanan Bldg. 12:30 p.m.
Soil Science Seminar
Cyprus - It's People, Lands and Forests. Dr. Jack
Thirgood, UBC. For information call 228-3716. Room
154, MacMillan Bldg. 3:30 p.m.
Fisheries & Aquatic Science Seminar
Oceanography and the Development of Surface Fisheries for Tuna in the Indian Ocean. Dr, John Sibert,
Errington.B.C. For information call 228-4329. Room
2361, Biosciences Bldg. 3:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, FEB. 4   \
Essay Competition
William G. Black Memorial Prize - a prize in the amount
of approximately $1,600 has been made available by the
late Dr. William G. Black. The topic for the essay will be
designed to attract students from all disciplines. The
competition is open to students who are enrolled in
undergraduate programs and who do not already possess a graduate degree. A single topic of general nature
related to Canadian citizenship will be presented to
students at the time of the competition. Duration of the
competition will be two hours. Candidates should bring
their student card for identification. For information call
228-5111. Room A106, Buchanan Bldg. 10a.m.-Noon.
Continuing Education Workshop
Loving Ourselves: A Gift to Our Children - A Workshop
for Parents. Jennifer Shifrin, trained in communication
disorders and family counselling. A workshop to examine the beliefs and attitudes that keep parents from
nurturing themselves and practical steps that can be
taken towards creating positive, life-enhancing patterns.
Fee: $42. For information call 222-5238. Conference
Room, Carr Hall. 9-5 p.m.
Continuing Education Workshop
An IntroductiontoMoritaTherapy. Dr. Ishu Ishiyama,
UBC. Fee $58. For information call 222-5238. Room
604, Asian Centre. 9:30-5:30 p.m.
MONDAY, FEB. 6     |
Music Lecture
Music and Media. R. Murray Schafer, Composer.
Admission Free. For information call 228-3113. Recital
Hall, Music Bldg. Noon.
Financial Planning Seminar
Investment Planning - Goals, Strategies and Risk Factors. Nancy McKinstry, Odium Brown Ltd. Open to
Faculty Association Members & Spouses. Free. For
information call 228-5270. Room 104, Henry Angus
Bldg. 12:30-120 p.m.
Biochemistry Seminar
Editing of Kinetoplastid Mitochondrial mRNAs. Dr. K.
Stuart, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, U. ot
Washington. For information call Dr. Caroline Astell at
228-2142. Lecture Hall #4, IRC Bldg. 3:45 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar
An Analysis of Wash Boarding in Wood Machining.
James Zhan. 2. A Numerical Analysis of Pressure
Distribution Beneath a Tourniquet. Stephen Callaghan,
Graduate Student. For information caH 22&4350. Room
1215 CEME Bldg. 3:30 p.m.
Social Work Seminar
Special Issue in Alcohol Treatment - Impact on Couples
and Intimacy. Jennifer Newman, UBC. Fee $10. Preregistration Necessary. For information call 228-2576.
Alumni Lounge, School of Social Work. 7-10 p.m.
Geophysics and Geology Seminar
The Petrophysical Basis for Seismic Reservoir Description and Monitoring. Dr, Amos Nur, Chairman, Dept. of
Geophysics, Stanford U. (Amoco Canada Visiting Scientist). Refreshments served. For information call 228-
5406. Room 260, Geophysics & Astronomy BWg. 2 p.m.
Paediatrics Seminar
Eczema, Passive Smoking and Asthma. Dr. Andrew B.
Murray, UBC. Refreshments served. For information
call 875-2492. Room D308, University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site. Noon.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7    |
Forestry Awareness Series
Environmentalists Want Forestry Too, But Are Current
Practices Sustainable. Vicky Husband, Director, Siena
Club. For information call 228-6021 or 228-4488. Room
166, MacMillan Bldg. 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Graduate Student Seminar
Valproic Acid-Carbamazepine Interactions. Ms. Sue
Panesar, Graduate Student. For information call 228-
4887. Lecture Theatre #3, Woodward IRC BWg. 12:30
p.m.
Oceanography Seminar
Chemical Induction of Larval Settlement of Marine Reef-
Building Worms. Dr. J. Pawtik, Friday Harbor Marine
Laboratory. For information call 228-5210. Room 1465.
Biological Sciences Bldg. 330 p.m.
Botany Seminar
Ftonstics and Biogeography of Coastal Peru and Chile,
or Life in the Fog. Dr. Michael Dillon, Field Museum of
Natural History, Chicago For information cal 228-2133.
Room 2000, Biological Sciences Bldg. 1230 p.m.
Geophysics Seminar
Earthquakes in the Holyland: Archaeological, Historical
and Biblical Evidence, Dr. Amos Nur, Chairman, Dept.
of Geophysics, Stanford U. (Amoco Canada Visiting
Scientist). Refreshments served. For information call
228-5406. Room 260, Geophysics & Astronomy Bldg.
12:30 p.m.
Modern Chemistry Seminar
Extended Fine Structure Spectroscopies. Prof. Adam
Hitchcock, Institute for Materials Research, McMaster U.
Refreshments served For information call 223-3266.
Room 250, Chemistry Bldg. 1 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8 \
Noon-Hour Series
Simchaphonics, Klezmer music. Admission $2. For
information call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music Bldg.
12:30 p.m.
Asian Research Seminar
Fertility Change in Indonesia 1971 -1980: A Period of
Transition. Dr. Philip Guest, U. of Washington. For
information call 228-4686. Room 604, Asian Centre
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Ecology-Resource Ecology Seminar
Regulation and Adaptive Significance of Optimal Lipid
Reserve in Wintering Birds. Chris Rogers, UBC. For
information call 228-4329. Room 2449, Biosciences
Bldg. 4:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Symmetry-Based Algorithms to Linearize Partial Differential Equations. Dr. George Bluman, UBC. For information call 228-4584. Room 229, Mathematics Bldg.
3:45 p.m.
Pharmacology &
Therapeutics Seminar
Making Moves: T.B.P.T.N. Dr. J. Steeves, UBC. For
information call 228-2575. Room 317, Basic Medical
Sciences Bldg. "C". Noon
Financial Planning Seminar
Investment Planning - Goals, Strategies & Risk Factors.
Alix Granger, Pemberton Securities Inc. Open to Faculty
Association Members & Spouses. Free. Repeat of Feb.
6 session. For information call 228-5270. Lecture Hall
#5, Wood IRC Bldg. 12:30-120p.m.
Geography Colloquium
Spirits and Machines in the Mountains: On Thinking
Geographically About Early British Columbia. R. Cole
Hams, UBC. For information call 228-2663. Room 201,
Geography Bldg. 3:30 p.m.
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