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Volume 34 Number 4, February 25,1988
Students
to register
at UBC
by phone
\       by Lorie Chortyk
Students enroling in the 1988 spring and
summer sessions will make UBC history as
they become the first students to register at the
university by telephone.
> TELEREG, UBC's new telephone registration system, opens March 15 for spring and
'       summer session enrolment.
The new system has enormous benefits for
both students and faculty, according to Acting
Registrar Alan McMillan.
"Students can register up to three months
before the start of the winter session using a
■»     touch-tone telephone anywhere in the world.
They can also make adjustments to their
> programs throughout the registration period by
making a phone call."
The average registration call is expected to
take between three and five minutes.
For departments, McMillan said the system
offers accurate, up-to-date information on the
*"    number of students registered in their courses
before classes start, as well as the ability to
control enrolment in each course and section.
McMillan said the system should also
relieve some of the workload placed on
Registrar's Office staff in early September.
"Other universities using telephone registration have reported reductions of up to 50 per
cent in the number of course changes made
after registration."
"■ McMillan said the Registrar's Office usually
handles about 50,000 course changes in the
first three weeks of classes each fall.
The Registrar's Office plans to keep
TELEREG lines open seven days a week
during the registration period to make the
system as convenient and accessible as
possible. With 32 lines, it can handle about 480
• calls per hour.
Because TELEREG responds to the
different tones generated by a touch-tone
phone, rotary dial and pulse push button
phones will not work with the system.
The Registrar's Office has just completed a
series of test runs of the system conducted by a
sample group of students. Hands-on training
• sessions for faculty members, department
advisors and administrative staff have also
begun.
Information on how to use the system will be
sent to new students following their notification
of acceptance and to returning students at the
end of each session. Registration for winter
session classes begins June 15.
Scientists go
for the gold
The Science Council of B.C. is accepting
nominations for its 1988 Gold Medal.        >
There are four categories in which nominations can be made: Natural Sciences, Health
Sciences, Applied Science and Industrial
Innovation. On rare occasions, the Medals
Committee will accept applications in other
categories.
Nominators should send a letter explaining
why the person or team deserves to be singled
out. Each nomination must be supported in
writing by a minimum of two people - at least
one must be from an organization where the
nominee works.
Nominations must be sent to: The Science
Council of British Columbia, Suite 100-3700
Gilmore Way, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 4M1, no
later than March 31.
Last year, UBC professors Peter
Hochachka and Roy Nodwell were awarded
the medals, established by the Science Council
to increase public awareness of the achievements made by scientists and engineers in the
province.
Breaking barriers
Natives face unique challenge
by Gavin Wilson
Renate Auger has her hands full as a third-
year law student and a single mother of six
children. Being a native Indian hasn't made
tackling a law degree any easier.
"I've probably seen the underbelly of the
beast more than most law students," she
admits.
Auger is one of about 150 native Indians
enroled at UBC, mostly in programs designed
to attract native students. A tightly knit and
mutually supportive group, they still face
struggles unknown to most other students.
"I've had some advantages, I guess," says
the 43-year-old mother of six daughters, aged
seven to 23. "But maybe I'm just unusually
pig-headed. I see it as a very special gift to be
able to raise so many future mothers. Maybe
it's given me the courage to persevere."
Beverly Scow, a third-year Arts student
and president of the Native Indian Student
Union, says most native students on campus
come from reserves, where poverty, remoteness, alcohol problems and poor education
conspire to drive many young people away
from the opportunities of the classroom.
"The whole sociological background is not
good for education, for being an achiever," she
says. "The people who are here have broken
down a lot of barriers."
Scow's own family has its pioneers. Her
uncle, UBC law graduate Judge Alfred Scow,
was the first native Indian in Canada called to
the bar and the first to sit on the bench.
Grandfather William Scow was president of
the Native Brotherhood in the 1950s when it
was a powerful voice for native rights.
UBC has programs in two faculties,
education and law, which encourage native
students with courses aimed at native
interests and, in the case of law, flexible entry
requirements.
The law school has graduated twice as
many natives as any other in the country,
including Atlin MLA Larry Guno.
But there can be a price to be paid. Law
student Mike McDonald, a Metis from
Manitoba, says it's not easy for a native Indian
to adjust to the competitive environment of a
faculty such as law.
Photol>y Warren Schmidt
UBC native Indian students Beverly Scow, president of the Native Indian Student
Union, and Ron Peigan, president of the Native Law Students Association of Canada
"You have to adapt to a different way of
thinking, but you still have to remember who
you are. That's the difficult part," he says.
Sam Stevens, a law instructor who heads
the native Indian law program, says it's all uphill
for native students at university.
"It's like comparing a three or four mile run
to a marathon. They have to try harder."
Although law is a popular choice among
native students at UBC —17 are currently
enroled — more than 100 are in education.
Others are enroled in nursing, computer
science and anthropology. There are 20
graduate students and about a dozen faculty
members who are native Indian.
The Native Indian Teacher Education
Program began in 1974 and has since
graduated 100 teachers.
Despite its success, native educator Verna
Kirkness says enrollment should be put into
perspective. If native Indians attended
university in proportion to their numbers in the
general population, there would be 1,200 here.
Kirkness is director of the First Nations
House of Learning, a campus body set up to
look at ways of increasing native enrollment
and broadening program and course offerings
in other faculties. Medicine, forestry and commerce are among those which have expressed interest.
But plans to give more access to post-
secondary education for native Indians come
at time when the federal government has
capped funding available for native education
bursaries.
The Native Indian Student Union is holding
a Native Awareness Week on campus,
beginning March 14.
Commitment made to equity plan
by Jo Moss
UBC has joined a new federal employment
equity program which will ensure women, native
and handicapped peoples, and visible minorities
are fairly represented in the university's work
force.
UBC signed a certificate of commitment
Jan. 11 and has formed a 12-member
President's ad hoc committee to define the
program.
The Federal Contractors Program for
employment equity applies to all organizations
with 100 or more employees whicb-bid on
government contracts of over $200,000.
Albert McClean, associate vice-president
academic and committee rhffrnber, said the ;'
university will be appointing'an employment ';;
equity officer to advise on program ifa^ementa-
tion. „ ~     ■    «?
"We first have to establish a campus profile
to determine what groups: are already on    ,".'
campus," McClean explained.        ..«-.     vt
Current statistical information provides trie   .
number of women, but identifying people who
are handicapped, aboriginal or who belong to a
visible minority presents .a problem. Compiling
that kind of information'violates B.C.'s Human
Rights Act. McClean said the university h%s
been granted an exempiidn by the B.C. Human
Rights Commission to carry out this review:
"The federal government recommends self- '
identification to establish the workforce profile,1
McClean said. "We want to make it clear to the
campus community why those questions are
being asked. We want the initial stage of self-
identification to be done carefully so that the
equity program gets off to a good start."
The committee's next step will be to
determine B.C.'s demographics and establish
reasonable goals for the number of women,
native people, handicapped people and visible
minorities that could be working on campus.
Unlike the American affirmative action
program which has federally set quotas, each
Canadian business or institution is required to
research and set their own hiring goals.
The committee will also examine current
university hiring practices to ensure they don't
inhibit employment of the four groups. It will
then recommend steps the university should
take to implement and monitor hiring equality.
"Other universities haven't found any
intentional barriers in hiring policy, but there
may be practices which are inhibiting," McClean
explained.
Federal program guidelines provide for the
government to inspect the university's books.
"They check to make sure the university has
set bona fide goals and is taking reasonable
and sensible steps towards implementing those
goals," McClean explained. Failure to satisfy
the federal review can result in a withdrawal of
bidding privileges.
McClean could not say when UBC's equity
program would be fully implemented.
"It's a lengthy process and most other
universities are at the stage we are. It's difficult
to say," he said.
Mill workers' histories
studied for cancer clues
by Debora Sweeney
A UBC epidemiologist is painstakingly
tracing the job histories of 40,000 B.C. sawmill
workers to determine how many of those who
came in contact with chlorophenols died of, or
developed, cancer.
The $500,000 study, largely funded by
Health and Welfare Canada, is the most
comprehensive research ever undertaken into
the effects on humans of chlorophenols and
their biproducts, dioxins, said Dr. Clyde
Hertzman.
"The sawmill workers in B.C. who have
worked with chlorophenols over the last several
decades are the largest identifiable group in the
world," said Hertzman.
Chlorophenols are contained in fungicides
which control the growth of sap stain fungi on
lumber. When most softwood lumber is not sap
stain controlled, the fungi grows and discolors
the wood so that when it reaches its export
destination, it has turned black.
Since questions were first raised about the
cancer-causing effects of chlorophenols nearly
a decade ago, policymakers have decided to
limit or eliminate them, explained Hertzman.
But, there is little hard evidence to back
suspicions that chlorophenols cause cancer in
humans. "All we really know is that there are a
couple of different kinds of dioxins which cause
cancer in animals and there is some evidence
that chlorophenols are toxic to fetuses."
Collaborating with researchers from the
Cancer Control Agency and with industrial
hygienist Kay Teschke, Hertzman is delving
into the job histories of workers at eight B.C.
coastal sawmills, including three in the
Vancouver area and five on Vancouver Island.
The jobs that involve the handling of
chlorophenated wood include loading and
flipping wood that has been sprayed, maintenance jobs where people come in contact with
contaminated equipment, and working in or
around a mill where contaminated sawdust
floats in the air.
Mill continued on Page 2 ■ ** t*?sS.
Funds sought to double
size of investors class
by Jo Moss
Commerce professor Robert Heinkel wants
to double participation in the widely acclaimed
Commerce Faculty's Portfolio Management
Society program but to do so he needs twice as
much capital.
The student-run investment management
program allows 12 students to manage real
money in a real-life financial market. Two years
old, and enormously successful, the program is
unique in Canada.
The fund currently stands at about
$500,000—large enough, Heinkel says, to allow
students to handle all major types of market
transactions. With two funds of that amount,
more students can participate, he said.
"Because there are so many outstanding
Quail used
to find cause
of disease
in humans
by Lorie Chortyk
The Quail Genetic Stock Centre on campus
is breeding a specialized line of quail that could
help UBC researchers unravel the mysteries of
atherosclerosis, one of the leading causes of
death in North America.
Dr. David Godin, a professor of pharmacology in UBC's Faculty of Medicine, is using two
strains of quail — one bred for high susceptibility
to atherosclerosis and the other for high
resistance to the disease — to gather information
on the chemical and biochemical changes that
take place in cells as the disease progresses.
He's hopeful the new information will lead to
more efficient treatment of the disease.
Atherosclerosis, the build-up of cholesterol
and other fat-like substances in blood vessels,
can lead to strokes, hardening of the arteries and
other serious heart complications. Godin said
current methods of treating the disease are
inadequate.
"Atherosclerosis is currently treated by
modifying a patient's diet, such as lowering
cholesterol intake and by reducing smoking and
other risk behaviors," said Godin. "But we know
these measures are only partially successful in
coping with the disease."
One of the key factors Godin will study is the
role of oxidation in atherosclerosis.
"Previous studies suggest that some sort of
oxygen-dependent reaction takes place in the
blood that causes the disease to progress," he
said. "We may be able to slow down, or even
prevent the disease if we can block these
reactions."
Godin hopes to do this by using chemicals
called antj-oxidants, which stop oxygen reactions
from occurring in the blood.
He will also study calcium build-up in the
arteries, another major contributor to atherosclerosis.
"If we can deal with these three factors —
preventing cholesterol and calcium build-up and
blocking oxygen-dependent reactions in the
blood I think we could be on our way to
controlling the disease."
UBC animal scientist Kimberiy Cheng
obtained exclusive Canadian rights to breed the
specialized quail from North Carolina State
University. Cheng plans to make the birds
available to other universities and research
laboratories across Canada.
He said quail are the most useful animal
available for atherosclerosis research because
unlike other animals, the disease reacts in a
similar way in quail and humans.
Large pharmaceutical companies in the U.S.
are breeding their own lines of quail in the race to
develop drugs to treat atherosclerosis, according
to Cheng.
Godin and UBC graduate student Darren
Dahlman have just completed a pilot study for
the project. They hope their research will lead
not only to better treatment of atherosclerosis,
but also to early identification of patients who
might develop the disease.
Mill from Page One
"We've done urine sampling at a couple of
* mills and we've found there are very few jobs
involving no exposure whatsoever," said
Hertzman.
The bulk of the research will be a "massive
exercise in stenography." Going back as far as
the mid-1940s, researchers will enter data from
job records into a computer, defining when the
workers were first exposed to the contaminates,
then following them forward in time. That
information wiH be linked with the B.C. death
registry and with the province's cancer
incidence database. It will be compared with
general population rates and with "control mills"
where no chlorophenols are used. The study is
expected to take three years.
students among the more than 130 who
applied to the program this year, we'd like to
have twice as many students in the program.
However, 12 students are too large a group to
reach a consensus on investment decisions,"
he said.
According to Heinkel, one important
measure of the success of the program is the
demand for graduates by the Canadian
investment community. As well as hiring
outstanding students, employers, reap direct
benefits by saving the thousands of dollars it
costs to train new investment managers.
The first six graduates from the program
were snapped up by companies such as the
Royal Bank, Pemberton-Houston-Willoughby
and Chrysler Canada.
"The investment community is small and
intertwined. Those companies see it as being
beneficial to both the university and their
interests," Heinkel said. "However, there are
several other donors who are donating for
altruistic purposes."
When 35 investment companies across
Canada volunteered to help start up the new
PMS program, Heinkel said he was completely
overwhelmed by their enthusiasm.
"I never thought the investment community
would be that interested. But they have spent
so much time and energy with the students,"
he said.
Volunteers from investment businesses act
as advisors and mentors, sit on a client
committee, conduct seminars, provide summer
jobs, and evaluate the program's performance.
They also donated more than $300,000 to set
up the initial capital.
Six third-year students pair up with six
fourth-year students to manage the PMS fund,
however the fourth-year students have final
responsibility for investment decisions. Each
student spends two academic years learning
how to apply classroom experience to a real
investment situation, and two summers
working in an investment business.
In I987, the student-run fund outperformed
60 per cent of Canadian portfolios. Despite
October's Black Monday stock market crash,
the fund averaged a 5.2 per cent overall return
for the year as compared to the average
Canadian portfolio return of 4.4 per cent.
"The students have demonstrated a growth
and maturity in this program that's incredible,"
Heinkel said. "We're seeing outstanding
students working with the top people in the
community and learning what it takes to be
successful."
Once the fund is large enough to generate
substantial income, the money is earmarked
for research support in the faculty. Heinkel
said that income now barely covers PMS
expenses such as the cost of sending
students to summer jobs in Toronto.
UBC geneticist
participates in
major discovery
by Debora Sweeney ,
A UBC clinical geneticist is part of an
international team of scientists whose
research has led to a major discovery — that a
single gene may determine whether a human
embryo will grow into a male or a female.
Dr. Barbara McGillivray's involvement
stems from her work at UBC's medical
genetics clinic at Grace Hospital, where she
sees infants, children and adults who have
what is called, "ambiguous genitalia," or sex
reversal. Doctors are not sure whether they
are chromosomally male or female.
The deciding difference in genetic
endowment between male and female has
long been known to lie on the Y chromosome
— the male sex chromosome. But, McGil-
livray said she began to see male patients
whose chromosomes did not match their sex.
That is when she collaborated with the
team led by Dr. David Page, a research fellow
at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical
Research at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology in Cambridge.
"We sent DNA from seven males to Dr.
Page to ask if he could find any evidence of Y
material," said McGillivray.
What Page found on the X chromosomes
was a gene containing the Y material, which
he named TDF for testes determining factor. It
is believed the gene acts as a biological switch
which triggers a complex series of events
leading to the sexual development of an
embryo.
Whenever TDF is present in the chromosomes of the fertilized egg. Page's team
believes, the fetus will develop testes and
grow to be a male. When it is absent the fetus
will develop ovaries and become a female.
According to McGillivray, the discovery of
TDF might lead to the identification of other
genes for sex determination that are scattered
throughout the chromosomes.
And how are the wife and kids ? UBC dental students use SIMLAB - a mock-up of a set of teeth.
UBC is the first in Canada to use this mock-up, now accepted by the World Health Organization.
Law panel discusses
balance of rights
by Gavin Wilson
It will be "disastrous" for the status of
Canadian women if the legal system attempts to
balance their rights against those of fetuses,
says a UBC associate law professor.
"You can't treat women as if they were fetal
containers," said C. Lynn Smith in an address
to the third annual conference on law and
contemporary social issues held on campus
Feb. 12 and 13.
Smith made her remarks during a panel
discussion on issues arising from the "Baby R"
case, in which the Ministry of Social Sen/ices
seized a child before birth. The panel agreed to
avoid direct reference to the abortion issue.
Voicing a different view was Eike-Henner
Kluge, a professor of ethics at the University of
Victoria and a member of the ethics advisory
panel for the B.C. Health Ministry.
He said that a fetus develops a sufficiently
complex central nervous system by the age of
20-24 weeks to gain status as a person, with
accompanying rights that must be balanced
against the mother's.
"The right to life takes precedence over the
right to quality of life," he said. "Now you have
two persons, and that gives a clear permission
for certain interference by the state."
Smith said that in the United States,
emphasis on the rights of the fetus has led to
the arrest of pregnant women who are reported
drinking too much alcohol. In at least one U.S.
case, a woman was forced to undergo a
Caesarian section in the interests of the fetus.
"We ought to see the fetus connected to the
mother, not as an individual," Smith said. The
Womens groups
form alliance
by Jo Moss
Twelve women's groups on campus have
formed an ad hoc alliance to deal with university
issues of common concern.
History professor Jean Elder, Chair of the
Faculty Association's standing committee on
the Status of Women and coordinator of the
new alliance, said it's the first time in UBC's
history such an association has been formed.
Comprised of student, union, administrative
and faculty representatives, the alliance is open
to any other campus groups who wish to join.
"We've probably missed some groups, in
Nursing or Rehabilitation Medicine, for
example," Elder said.
Two issues the alliance is currently involved
with are the university's proposed sexual
harassment procedures and the funding of
women's athletics. A member of UBC's Ad hoc
Committee for Sexual Harassment Procedures,
Elder said the alliance is discussing the
implications of the sexual harassment
procedures and has an interest in the nominations to the proposed sexual harassment
committee, hearing panel, and officer positions.
The alliance has also expressed its concern
to the President's Office about the unequal
funding of women's athletics, calling for a more
even distribution.
most positive approach to take to this problem
is a holistic one, to discover what we can do to
assist women to give birth to healthy babies."
About 550 people attended the conference,
organized by law students with the support of
faculty.
Four panels of experts discussed topics
ranging from maternal/fetal rights and immigration policy to aboriginal fishing rights and
legislation proposed to control the spread of
AIDS.
The four conference sessions will be
broadcast on Rogers Cable 4 television
between Feb. 25 and March 22.
Another award
for mini-docs
UBC's national weekly radio series, UBC
Perspectives, has received a Grand Medal for
Electronic Use of Media Programs from the
Council for the Advancement and Support of
Education (CASE). The award is given for the
best radio, film or video series of the year.
The news came close on the heels of a
previous announcement that CASE had
awarded the series a Gold Medal for radio
programming.
CASE, a 2800-member international
organization based in Washington, D.C,
annually recognizes outstanding university and
college communications programs.
LETTERS TO
THE EDITOR
The Editor,
Why did UBC Reports (14 January. 1988)
choose to announce the Biely and McDowell
awards for research in the sciences in one,
separately by-lined report (Top Research
Awards") while relegating parallel awards
presented by the Alumni Association for
research in the Social Sciences and the
Humanities to a brief paragraph under Peopje.?
Coming from a recipient of one of the latter
awards, this question may appear merely self-
interested, but in fact the issue goes far beyond
any individual ego. It concerns the value that
this university places on the social sciences
and humanities and the evaluation of these vital
areas that we project to our larger community.
On our president's advice, the Alumni
Association generously established its research
prizes precisely to discourage the impression
that research in the social sciences and
humanities is a second-class citizen at this
university. However, your implied exclusion of
the Alumni prizes from the category of "top
research awards" unfortunately works against
that laudable intention.
Dennis Danielson
Associate Professor
Department of English
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Forecasts
for forests
now more
accurate
by Jo Moss
By the year 2020, the world's population will
likely have increased by 67 per cent and there
may not be enough wood and wood products to
go around, according to a UBC Forestry
professor.
Hamish Kimmins is concerned that current
predictions of forest yield in Canada, and
elsewhere, are unrealistic because they are
based on growth patterns of the past. They fail
to take into account changing conditions that
will affect forest growth in the future.
Kimmins said more accurate, long-term
estimations of forest growth are needed,
combining the traditional empirical approach
with a consideration of other factors: changing
climate, changing environment, and changing
social conditions—such as population growth.
Over the past ten years he has developed a
sophisticated computer simulation system that
does just that. Called FORCYTE, (FORest
nutrient Cycling and Yield Trend Evaluator) it
can integrate hundreds of pieces of information
Diabetics' insulin need
may be eliminated
HAMISH KIMMINS
to project forest yield under a variety of
possible growth conditions and management
scenarios—more than 200 years in the future.
"Population growth is the single most
important factor affecting every aspect of
forestry, from the demand for lumber to the
land base available for growing trees," Kimmins
explained. "Statistics show that the world
demand for industrial wood is expected to
exceed the projected world supply early in the
next century."
Demand for wood products will grow, but
there will be less land to draw it from, tvioro
forests will have to be cleared for agriculture,
more valleys may be flooded as reservoirs, and
more parks set aside for recreation.
And the remaining tracts of forests will have
to be managed more intensively than they have
in the past, Kimmins said.
The past record of growth on a forest site
becomes a questionable basis on which to
predict future growth if the climatic, soil and
biological conditions on that site have been
significantly altered," Kimmins explained.
by Jo Moss
UBC and University of Alberta scientists are
hoping to eliminate the need for insulin
injections for Canada's 250,000 insulin-
dependent diabetics.
They are developing a transplant technique
to replace malfunctioning islet cells in the
pancreas that control the body's blood sugar.
UBC Physical Education professor Angelo
Belcastro and University of Alberta colleague
Ray Rajotte are working to isolate and purify
islet cells from organ donors and transplant
them to the diabetic—a process which can be
accomplished by simply injecting the cells with a
large needle into an artery or vein.
According to Belcastro, preliminary
laboratory tests on islet cell trans lant have
proved so successful that the first cl'nical tests
will begin in Alberta shortly.
Islet cells produce the hormone insulin that
regulates blood sugar levels in the body.
"During diabetes, the body's immune system
rejects the islet cells," Belcastro explained. The
body's natural insulin production declines
causing blood sugar to increase.
There's a number of other metabolic
problems that happen as well," he said.
People with severe diabetes need a daily
shot of insulin to remedy this metabolic upset.
But insulin injections don't regulate the blood
sugar levels well. Over a long period of time,
secondary complications, including heart
problems, can occur.
"Although insulin administration is effective
for the most part it is not really a good, long-
term control for the diabetic," Belcastro said.
The cell transplant technique is an attempt
to resolve the situation and produce a treatment
without secondary complications. Scientists
are also investigating transplanting all or part of
the pancreas. However organ rejection is a
major stumbling block.
Other scientists, like Belcastro and Rajotte,
believe islet cell transplant is the answer. But
they are still a long way from a satisfactory
treatment. The transplant procedure must be
refined further before it can be made available
for public use.
Researchers are examining the procedure
more closely to determine, for example, where
the injection should be given, how many times it
needs to be administered, and whether the
treatment will be equally effective in young and
old people.
Better methods are needed to preserve
human islet cells over the long period between
acquisition—from organ donation—and
transplant into a patient.
Other scientists, including Belcastro, are
examining how well islet cells function once
they have been transplanted.
"So far the islet cells have proved to function
very well after transplant," Belcastro said.
"Studies show they control the body's blood
sugar better than insulin injections."
UBC Calendar from Page 4
Video Night
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Society. Chorus Line 8
Fiddler on the Roof. Free. For information call 228-3203.
Fireside Lounge, Graduate Centre. 6:00 & 8:00 p.m.
Classic SubFilms
Sponsored by the UBC Film Society. Taxi Driver, starring
Robert DeNiro. $2. For information call 228-3697. SUB
Theatre, SUB. 7:00 & 9:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, MAR. 8
Early Childhood Education Research
Colloquium
Learning Environments for Special Needs Preschoolers.
Eliana Tobias, Early Childhood Education. For information
call 228-5232. Room 203, Ponderosa F Building. 12:00-1:30
p.m
Botany Seminar
From Amber to Chemical Ecology in the Tropics. Jean
Langenheim, University of California, Santa Cruz. For
information call 228-2133. Room 2000, Biological Sciences
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar
The Three-Dimensional Structures of Yeast Iso-Cytochrome c
and Functionally Deficient Electron-Transfer Mutants.
Professor Gary Brayer, Biochemistry. Coffee at 12:30 p.m.
For information call 228-3266. Room 250, Chemistry
Building. 1:00 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar
An Overview of a Practical Mobile Communications System.
Mr. Peter McConnell, Mobile Data International Inc. For
information call 228-2866. Room 410, Electrical Engineering
Building, 1:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar
Primary Production at Station P: Estimates Derived from the
Concentration and d180 of Dissolved Oxygen. Dr. Paul
Quay, Oceanography, University of Washington. For
information call 228-5210. Room 1465, Biological Sciences
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Seminar
Compositional Characteristics of Mississippian-Paleocene
Coals in Northern Yukon. Dr. A. Cameron, Geological Survey
of Canada (I.S.P.G.). For information call 228-6179. Room
330A, Geological Sciences Centre. 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Biotechnology Seminar
Molecular Genetic Analysis of cAMP-Dependent totein
Kinase. Dr. Christopher Clegg, Pharmacology, University of
Washington. For information call 228-4838. Room 2000,
Biological Sciences Building. 4:00 p.m.
Financial Planning Seminar
Sponsored by the Faculty Association and Centre for
Continuing Education. An Overview of the UBC Pension Plan
& Optional Group Life Insurance. Maureen Simons, Manager,
UBC Employment & Benefits Services. For information call
222-5270. Room 1100. Mathematics Annex Building. 4:30-
6:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MAR. 9
Wednesday Noon-Hour Series
Sponsored by the School of Music. Guy Fallot, cettb: Rtta
Possa, piano. Admission by Donation. For information call
228-3113. Rectal Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Lecture/Discussion
Resume Writing. Helene Mitchell, Canada Employment
Centre, UBC. Free. Pre-registration is required at the Office
for Women Students, Brock 203. For information call 228-
2415. Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 12:30-220 p.m.
Plant Science Seminar
Visual Simulation: The High End of Computer Graphics and
Its impact On Decision Making. Professor John W. Oanahy,
Centre for Landscape Research, University of Toronto. For
information call 228-3786. Lecture Hall 3, IRC. 12:30-2:30
p.m.
Geography Colloquium
The Concept of Housing Affordabitity. Dr. David Hulchanski,
School of Community and Regional Planning. For information
can 228-2663. Room 201, Geography Building. 3:30 p.m.
Ecology/Resource Ecology Seminar
Variations in Marine Climate and Barkley Sound Sockeye
Recruitment Success. Dr. Kim Hyatt, Salmon Enhancement,
Pacific Biological Station, Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans. For
information call 228-4329. Room 2449, Biological Sciences
Building. 4:30 p.m.
Jazz Live
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Society. With Linton
Garner, pianist. Free. For information call 228-3203.
Fireside Lounge, Graduate Centre. 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Bridge
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Society. Beginners
Welcome. For information call 228-3203. Fireside Lounge,
Graduate Centre. 6:00 p.m.
THURSDAY, MAR. 10
University Singers
Sponsored by the School of Music. James Fankhauser,
director. Free. For information call 228-3113. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 12:30 p.m.'
Architecture Public Lecture
Integrating Research with Design in Architecture. Dr. Gary
Moore, Director of Graduate Programs, University of
Wisconsin, College of Architecture and Urban Planning. For
information call 228-3039. Room 102, Lasserre Building.
12:30-1:20 p.m.
School of Community & Regional Planning
Housing Options for the Elderly: Who Likes What? Dr. Gloria
Gutman, Director, Gerontology Research Centre, SFU. For
information call 228-5326. Room 107, Lasserre Building.
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Architecture Graduate Seminar
Fit Abodes for Weary Bones: Housing the Very Old. Dr. Gary
Moore, Director of Graduate Programs, University of
Wisconsin, College of Architecture and Urban Planning. For
information call 228-3039. Room 118, West Mall Annex.
2:15-4:00 p.m.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics Seminar
Is Forearm Vascular Tone Increased in Hypertensives? Are
Plasma Catecholamines a Valid Index of Autonomic Nervous
System Activity? Dr. Peter Fernandez, M.D. F.R.C.P.,
Medicine, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland.
For information call 228-2575. Room 317, Basic Medical
Sciences Building, Block C. 3:00 p.m.
English Colloquium
Playing the Fool to Sorrow: Life-Lies and Life-Truths In King
Lear, and The Wild Duck   Professor Errol Durbach. For
information call 228-5743. Penthouse, Buchanan Building.
3:30 p.m.
Psychology Colloquium
Use of Figurative Language in Psychotherapy. Dr. Linda
McMullin, Psychology. For information call 228-2755. Room
2510, Kenny Building. 4:00 p.m.
Biotechnology Seminar
Structural Properties and Tissue Distribution of an Enhancer
Binding Protein. Dr. Peter Johnson, Embryology, Carnegie
Institution of Washington. For information call 228-4838.
Lecture Hall 3, IRC. 4:00 p.m.
Physics Colloquium
Theory of High Tc Superconductors. Dr. Ted Hsu, Princeton
University. For information call 228-3853. Room 201,
Hennings Building. 4:00 p.m.
Neuroscience Discussion Group
Regulation of Neuropeptide Gene Expression. Dr. Jeffrey F.
McKervy, Abbott Laboratories. For information call 228-7038.
Lecture Hall 1, IRC. 4:30 p.m.
Guest Artist Series
Sponsored by the School of Music. Louis-Philippe Pelletier,
piano. $8, $4 students & seniors. For information call 228-
3113. Recital Hall, Music Building. 8:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, MAR. 11
UBC Chamber Strings
Sponsored by the School of Music. John Loban, Gerald
Stanick, directors. Free. For information call 228-3113.
Recital Hall. Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Application of Twin Studies to Research in Genetic Disorders.
Dr. Walter Nance, Genetics, Medical College of Virginia. For
information call 228-5311. Parentcraft Room, Main Floor,
Grace Hospital, 4490 Oak Street, Vancouver. 1:00 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar
Kinetic Analysis of Hydrocarbon Selective Oxidation
Catalysts. Mr. J. Yu, Chemical Engineering. For information
call 228-3238. Room 206, Chemical Engineering Building.
3:30 p.m.
Germanic Studies Reading
Stefan Schuetz Reads from His Work in Progress. Stefan
Schuetz, Hannover, Federal Republic of Germany. For
information call 228-5546 or 228-6403. Penthouse, Buchanan
Building, 3:30 p.m.
Economics Seminar
Testing Inequality Constraints in Econometric Models. Frank
Wolak, Stanford University. For information call 228-6589 or
228-3320. Room 351, Brock. 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Beer Garden
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Society. For information
call 228-3203. Ballroom, Graduate Centre. 4:30-7:30 p.m.
DJ Night
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Society. With Tim
Girdler. Free. For information call 228-3203. Fireside
Lounge, Graduate Centre. 7:00 p.m.
Snooker Tournament
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Society. GSS Members
only. Call Rob Sanbrook at 222-1332 or the office at 228-3203
to register. Free. Pool Room, Graduate Centre. 7:30 p.m.
Spring Dance
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Society. With live band,
The Bravados. Free. Everyone Welcome. For information
call 228-3203. Fireside Lounge, Graduate Centre. 8:00-12:00
midnight.
SATURDAY, MAR. 12
Journal Workshop
Sponsored by Centre for Continuing Education. March 12 &
13. Life Context Workshop. Dr. Lesiy Merril, Clinical
Psychologist. $125; $110 for old participants and 25% off for
students & seniors. For information call 222-5261.
Conference Room, Level III, Iona Building, 6000 Iona Drive,
UBC. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
50th Anniversary Alumni Reunion
Sponsored by the Chinese Varsity Club. For information call
228-3681. SUB Ballroom, SUB. 7:00 p.m.-midnight.
THE VANCOUVER INSTITUTE
Saturday, Mar. 5
From White Dwarfs to Black
Holes: The Story of a
Revolutionary Idea.
Professor Werner Israel,
Physics, University of
I Alberta, Edmonton.
Saturday, Mar. 12
The Rise and Fall of the
American Empire? Mr. Earl
       ! Foell, Editor-in-Chief, The
Christian Science Monitor, Boston Massachusetts. Lecture
Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre. Free. 8:15
p.m.
NOTICES
UBC Fine Arts Gallery
Now until March 5. Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.,
Saturday, noon-5:00 p.m. Keeveeok, Awake! Mamnguqsu-
aluk and the Rebirth of Legend at Baker Lake. Main Library.
For information call 228-2759.
Faculty Club Exhibition
Now until March 5th. Photographs of the Nicaraguan People
by Ben Clifford. Faculty Club. For information call 228-5426.
Frederick Wood Theatre
March 9-19,8:00 p.m. A Flea in Her Ear by Georges
Feydeau. Directed by Denise Coffey. Reservations and
information at 228-2678. Room 207, Frederic Wood Theatre.
Indonesia Week
March 7-11, every day at 12:30,430 and 7.-00 p.m.
Experience some of the many aspects of Indonesia . For a
detailed dairy program check the Ubyssey or call the
Indonesian Hotline at 228-3814 starting March 1.
Copying in the Libraries?
Save time and money with a UBC Library copy card. $5
cards sold in most libraries: $10, $20 or higher cards in Copy
Service, Main or Woodward. Cash/Cheque/Departmental
Requisition. For information call 228-2854.
Badminton Club
Faculty, Staff & Graduate Student Badminton Club meets
Tuesdays 8:30-10:30 p.m. and Fridays 7:30-9:30 p.m. Gym
A, Robert Osborne Sports Centre. For information call 228-
4025 or 731-9966.
Personality Research
Volunteers needed for a questionnaire study to develop a
personality inventory. This involves 3 sessions of about 45-
60 min. each. Participants receive $20 upon completing the
3rd session. For information call Chris at 228-7057. Lecture
Theatre, Psychiatry Pavilion, HSCH.
Psychology Research Study
Couples, aged 30-60, needed for research on effects of
communication on bodily responses. Experiment conducted
in UBC Psychology Department. Personal feedback and
stress management information provided. For information call
James Frankish at 734-2979. Kenny Building.
Computing Centre Non-Credit Courses
The Computing Centre is offering a series of free non-credit
courses February and March. These courses are intended
primarily for members of the university community who plan
to use the facilities of the Computing Centre. A complete list
of courses is available by calling 228-6611, or you can pick
up a schedule from the Computing Centre General Office
CSCI420).
Centre for Continuing Education Public
Forum
Fri., March 18 (7:30-9:30 p.m.), Sat., March 19 (9:30 a.m.-
4:30 p.m.). Free Public Forum on The B.C. Debate on the
Meech Lake Accord. Senators Lowell Murray, Eugene
Forsey, and others. For information call 222-5238. Lecture
hall #2, IRC.
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. $25, students
$20. For information call 228-3996.
Parents Wanted
For Psychology Research Project. Parents of children aged 5
to 12 years are wanted for a project studying parenting.
Approx. 1 hour. Contact Dr. C. Johnston, Clinical Psychology
at 228-6771.
Statistical Consulting and Research
Laboratory
SCARL Is operated by the Department of Statistics to provide
statistical advice to faculty and graduate students working on
research problems. For information call 228-4037. Forms for
appointments available in Room 210, Ponderosa Annex C.
Language Programs and Services
Non-credit daytime, evening and weekend programs in
Conversational French begin the week of March 8. Also
offered is a course on Language Teaching Techniques. For
inforamtion call 222-5227.
Language Exchange Program
Exchanging Languages on a One-to-One Basis. For
information call 228-5021. International House. Office Hours
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Walter Gage Toastmasters
Public speaking and leadership meeting, Wednesdays, 7:30-
9:30 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend, ask questions, and
participate. For information call Geoff Lowe at 261 -7065.
Room 215, SUB.
Student Counselling and Resources Centre
"Students Helping Students" is a service that provides
disabled students with assistance in disability-related tasks
affecting school. For information caH 228-4840.
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Open Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m.-3:O0 p.m. Free. Cosed
wookgnos ■
Botanical Garden
Open dairy 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Free.
UBC REPORTS February 25,1988 3 UBC Calendar
SUNDAY, FEB. 28
UBC Symphony Orchestra
Sponsored by the School of Music. Gerald Stanick, director.
Free. For information call 228-3113. Old Auditorium, Music
Building. 2:30 p.m.
MONDAY, FEB. 29
B.C. Cancer Research Centre Seminar
Studies on the Role of Protein Phosphorylation in the
Mechanism of Insulin Action. Dr. Roger Brownsey,
Biochemistry. For information call 877-6010. Lecture
Theatre, B.C. Cancer Research Centre. 12:00 noon.
Free Noon-Hour Films
Sponsored by the Institute of Asian Research. Korean
Garments; Traditional Korean Wedding; Sculpture, Korean
Folk Dance. For information call 228-2746. Auditorium.
Asian Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Faculty Recital
Sponsored by the School of Music. Anne Elise Keefer,
baroque flute; Darryl Nixon, harpsichord. Free. For
information call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Biotechnology Seminar
Monitoring the Transposition of Ac in Tobacco. Dr. Jonathan
Jones, Advanced Genetic Sciences, Oakland, California. For
information call 228-4838. Room 201, Wesbrook Building.
12:30 p.m.
Plant Science Seminar
Induction of Amylase Production in Wild Oat Endosperm.
David Konesky, Plant Science. For information call 228-
2329. Room 342, MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar
Computer Aided Sculpture. Dr. J P. Duncan, Mechanical
Engineering. For information call 228-4350. Room 1215,
Civil & Mechanical Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group Seminar
Xenopus Transcript Factor IIIA: Wrapping Protein Fingers
around 5s RNA. Dr. Paul Romaniuk, Biochemistry and
Microbiology, University of Victoria. For information call 291-
4804. Lecture Hall 4, IRC. 3:45 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Calculation of Singular Points in Steady Mixed Convection
Flow Through Porous Media. Dr. H.J. Weinistchke, Applied
Mathematics, University of Erlangen, West Germany. For
information call 228-4584. Room 229, Mathematics Building.
3:45 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar
Active Galactic Nuclei. Dr. M. Ward, University of
Washington, Seattle. Coffee at 3:30 p.m. For information call
228-4134. Room 260, Geophysics & Astronomy. 4:00 p.m.
Physiology Seminar
The Infrastructure of Mitochondria. Dr. PA. Srere,
Biochemistry, V.A,Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. For
information call 228-4228. Room 2449, Biological Sciences
Building. 4:30 p.m.
Video Night
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Society. Citizen Kane &
Last Tango in Paris. Free. For information call 228-3203.
Fireside Lounge, Graduate Centre. 6:00 & 8:00 p.m.
Classic SubFllms
Sponsored by the UBC Film Society. Shadow of a Doubt.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. $2. For information call 228-
3697. SUB Theatre, SUB. 7:00 & 9:30 p.m.
UBC Stage Band
Sponsored by the School of Music. Ian McDougall, director.
Free. For information call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 8:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, MAR. 1
Botany Seminar
Some Aspect of Plant Biotechnology - Title TBA. William L.
Crosby, Plant Biotechnology Institute, Saskatchewan. For
information call 228-2133. Room 2000, Biological Sciences
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Classic SubFilms
Sponsored by the UBC Film Society. The Homecoming, by
Harold Printer. $2. For information call 228-3697. SUB
Theatre, SUB. 12:40,7:00 & 9:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar
Attomole Amino Acid Analysis - Capillary Separation and
Laser Detection. Professor Norman J. Dovichi, Chemistry,
University of Alberta. Coffee at 12:30 p.m. For information
call 228-3266. Room 250, Chemistry Building. 1:00 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar
An Overview of Two-way Satellite Communications Systems.
Mr. Peter van der Gracht, President, The Nexus Group of
Companies. For information call 228-2866. Room 410,
Electrical Engineering Building. 1:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar
Determining Wave Directional Spectra by Beamforming
Techniques. Dr. R. Marsden, Physics, Royal Roads Military
College. For information call 228-5210. Room 1465,
Biological Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Seminar
Application of Statistics and Geostatistics at Byron Creek: A
Complexly Deformed, Actively Mined Coal Deposit in S.E.
British Columbia. B. Nolan, ESSO Resources Canada Ltd.
For information call 228-6179. Room 330A, Geological
Sciences Centre. 3:30-4:30 p.m.
UBC Reports is published every second
Thursday by UBC Community Relations
6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 1W5, Telephone 228-3131.
Editor-in-Chief: Don Whiteley
Editor: Howard Fluxgold
Contributors: Jo Moss, Lorie Chortyk,
Debora Sweeney, Gavin Wilson.
Photo by Warren Schmidt
Physical Education professor Stanley Brown enjoys leading lunchtime exercise classes. He is
retiring in July at age 65 after 25 years on the job.
Biotechnology Seminar
Influence of Sequences Downstream of the Translation
Initiation Codon on the High Level Expression of a Petunia
rbcS Gene. Dr. Caroline Dean, Advanced Genetic Sciences,
Oakland, California. For information call 228-4838. Room
2000, Biological Sciences Building. 4:00 p.m.
Financial Planning Seminar
Sponsored by the Faculty Association and Centre for
Continuing Education. Financial Planning for the Future.
Nancy McKinstry, Financial Advisor & Accounts Executive,
Odium Brown Ltd. Open to Faculty Association Members &
Spouses; FREE. For information call 222-5270. Room 1100,
Mathematics Annex Building. 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Lecture Series for Physics Teachers
Applied Physics Program at TRIUMF. R.R. Johnson. For
information call TRIUMF Information Office at 222-1047. Free
parking beside TRIUMF Buildings. TRIUMF Auditorium.
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Our Common Future Lecture Series
Sponsored by the Environmental Interest Group. The Urban
Challenge. Dr. Peter Oberlander, Director, Center for Human
Settlements. For information call 224-0299. Lecture Hall 2.
IRC. 7:30-9:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MAR. 2
Pharmacology & Therapeutics Seminar
Genomic Organization. Dr. D. Bailey, Biological Sciences,
SFU. For information call 228-2575. Room 317, Basic
Medical Sciences Building, Block C. 12:00 noon.
Wednesday Noon-Hour Series
Sponsored by the School of Music. Tom Parriott & Ray
Kirkham, trumpet; Edward Norman, organ. Admission by
Donation. For information call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Forestry Seminar
The Functioning of the Western States Legislative Forestry
Task Force. Mr. James B. Corlett, Executive Director,
Western States Legislative Forestry Task Force, Portland,
Oregon. For Information call 228-2507. Room 166,
MacMillan Building. 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Career Planning
1st Session. Margaretha Hoek, Women Students' Office.
Pre-registration required at Office tor Women Students, Brock
203. For information call 228-2415. Penthouse. Buchanan
Building. 12:30-2:20 p.m.
Ecology/Resource Ecology Seminar
Experimental Studies of Temporary Pond Communities. Dr.
Henry Wilbur, Zoology, Duke University. For information call
228-4329. Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building. 4:30
p.m.
Jazz Live
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Society. Oliver Gannon,
guitar. Free. For information call 228-3203. Fireside Lounge,
Graduate Centre. 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Bridge
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Society. Beginners
Welcome. For information call 228-3203. Fireside Lounge,
Grad Centre. 6:00 p.m.
Free Lecture Series
Sponsored by Centre for Continuing Education. Health and
The New Work Agenda; Planning Future Directions for a New
Work Agenda for B.C. Clyde Hertzman, Director, Medicine.
For information call 222-5238. Lecture Hall 4, IRC. 7:30-9:00
p.m.
Retirement Planning Seminar
Sponsored by the Faculty Association and Centre for
Continuing Education. Planning for the Retirement Years.
Dr. James H. Lynch and panel of UBC emeritus professors
and spouses. Open to UBC Faculty Association members &
spouses. Free. To register call 222-5270. Music Room,
Faculty Club. 7:30-9:45 p.m.
THURSDAY, MAR. 3
Psychiatry Lecture
Lessons from the Gaza Pseudohermaphrodites. Dr. W.
Maurice, Head, Sexual Medicine, Shaughnessy Hospital. For
information call 228-7341. 2NA/B, Psychiatric Pavilion,
HSCH. 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Chamber Music Ensembles
Sponsored by the School of Music. Free. For information call
228-3113. Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion
Sponsored by the Department ot Theatre. The Turn of the
Screw, by Benjamin Britten. Dorothy Somerset Studio. 12:30
p.m.
School of Community & Regional Planning
Lecture
Regional Planning as Rural Planning. Dr. Gerald Hodge,
School of Community & Regional Planning. For information
call 228-5326. Room 107, Lasserre Building. 12:30-1:30
p.m.
Biotechnology Seminar
Molecular Biological Approach to the Structure, Function and
Assembly of the Sodium Pump Subunits. Dr. Kunio
Takeyasu, Biology, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore,
Maryland. For information call 228-4838. Room 3, IRC. 4:00
p.m.
Physics Colloquium
Physics of Laminated Wood Products. Dr. Mark Churchland,
MacMillan Bloedell. For information call 228-3853. Room
201, Hennings Building. 4:00 p.m.
Economics Labour Workshop
Labour Stoppages and the Theory of the Offset Factor:
Evidence from the British Columbian Lumber Industry. Harry
J. Paarsch, UBC. For information call 228-3320. Room 351,
Brock. 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Douglas Mckenzie Brown Lecture
Canada: Federation or Confederation? Professor M.D.
Copithome, Q.C., Law. Room 101,102, Curtis Law Building.
5:30 p.m.
Faculty Recital
Sponsored by the School of Music. Alan Rinehart, guitar.
Free. For information call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 8:00 p.m.
Political Science Forum
Forum on What an M.A. in Political Science Entails and
Where It Can Lead? Six Guest Speakers. For information
call 228-2717. Garden Room, Basement of Graduate Centre.
8:00-10:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, MAR. 4
UBC Chamber Singers
Sponsored by the School of Music. Cortland Hultberg,
director. Free. For information call 228-3113. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
State-Dependent Modulation of Somatosensory Thalamus in
the Awake Behaving Monkey. Dr. Tom Morrow, V.A. Medical
Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan. For information call 228-3183.
Lecture Hall 3, IRC. 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the period March 13 to March 26, notices must be submitted on proper
Calendar forms no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2 to the Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Road, Room 207, Old Administration Building. For more information,
call 228-3131.
Talks on Women and Research
Sponsored by the Academic Women's Association. History
of Women in Journalism, Dr. Marjorie Lang & Linda Hale; The
Women's Studies Programme, SFU, Dr. Mary Lynn Stewart,
History, SFU. For information call 228-6477. Room 30,
Family & Nutritional Sciences Building. 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Aberrant Situation of Growth Factor Genes in Myeloid
Leukemia. Dr. Kevin Leslie, Biomedical Research Centre.
For information call 228-5311. Parentcraft Room. Main Floor,
Grace Hospital, 4490 Oak Street, Vancouver. 1:00 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar
Microbiological Leaching of Chalcopyrite. Ms. A. Blancarte,
Chemical Engineering. For information call 228-3238. Room
206, Chemical Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Economics Seminar
Behavior of the Yen-Dollar Exchange Rate. V. Roley,
University of Washington; T. Ito, Minnesota. For information
call 228-2748. Room 351, Brock. 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Beer Garden
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Society. For information
call 228-3203. Ballroom, Graduate Centre. 4:30-7:30 p.m.
DJ Night
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Society. With Mary
McAlister. Free. For information call 228-3203. Fireside
Lounge, Graduate Centre. 7:00-12:00 midnight.
UBC Chamber Singers
Sponsored by the School of Music. Cortland Hultberg,
director. Free. For information call 228-3113. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 8:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, MAR. 5
Vocational Testing and Career Counselling
Sponsored by Centre for Continuing Education. Pre-
registration required. For information call 681 -2910 or 685-
3934. Women's Resources Centre, #1 -1144 Robson Street.
9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
UBC Rugby
UBC vs. Kats. For information call 228-2531. Thunderbird
Stadium. 2:30 p.m.
International Food Fair
Sponsored by International House. Various meat and
vegetarian dishes; entertainment from Ghana & South
America; dance from 9-12 midnight. $5, $4 members, $1
children (under 6). For information call 228-5021.
International House. 5:00-9:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, MAR. 6
French Immersion Program
All-day French Immersion Program. $60 includes lunch and
dinner. For information call Language Programs and
Services, Centre for Continuing Education at 222-5227.
Registration at the door is possible for anyone over 16 years
of age. Room D339, Buchanan Building. 10:00 a.m.-10:00
p.m.
MONDAY, MAR. 7
Centre for Human Settlements Lecture
The First Two Post-War Decades: From Financing Houses to
Renewing Cities. George D. Anderson, President, Canada
Mortgage and Housing Corp., Ottawa. For information call
228-4818. Room 102, Lasserre Building, 12:30 p.m.
Plant Science Seminar
Integrated Management of Plant Disease in B.C. Agriculture.
Andrea Buonassisi, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries,
Cloverdale. For information call 228-2329. Room 342,
MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Forestry Seminar
Ancient Forests - Priceless Treasures. Dr. C. Maser, College
of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. For
information call 228-2507. Room 166, MacMillan Building.
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar
Boundary Element Application for Porous Membranes. C.
Keng Yu; Some Structural Dynamical Aspects of the
Proposed Space Station. A. Suleman. For information call
228-4350. Room 1215, Civil & Mechanical Engineering
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group Seminar
The Mapping of Antibodies to Human Factor VIM and IX, and
the Expression of Human Factor IX in E. Coli and Animal
Cells. Dr. Darryl Stafford, University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill. For information call 228-3027. Lecture Hall 4,
IRC. 3:45 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Modified Adams Method for the Solution of Non-Stiff
Problems. Dr. Saideh Mortezaie, Postdoctoral Fellow,
Imperial College, London, U.K. For information call 228-4584.
Room 229, Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar
Radio Sources in Compact Groups of Galaxies. Dr. T.K.
Menon, UBC. Coffee at 3:30 p.m. For information call 228-
4134. Room 260, Geophysics S Astronomy Building. 4:00
p.m.
Philosophy Lecture
The Vicissitudes of Virtue. Amelie Rorty. For information call
228-2511. Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 4:00 p.m.
Economics Seminar
Female Wage Growth in the United States: 1968-1983.
Thomas A. Mroz, Hoover Institute & University of Chicago.
For information call 228-3320. Room 351, Brock. 4:00-5:30
p.m.
Preventive Medicine & Health Promotion
Population Attributable Risk on Microcomputer Spreadsheets.
Dr. John H. Milsum, Head, Preventive Medicine & Health
Promotion. Free. For information call 228-2258. Room 253,
James Mather Building. 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Physiology Seminar
Energetics of Terrestrial Locomotion: From Running
Sideways to Exercising without Legs. Dr. R.J. Full, Zoology,
University of California, Berkeley. For information call 228-
4228. Room 2449, Biological Sciences. 4:30 p.m.
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