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 Volume 32 Number 13
July 10,1986
UBC's 1986-87
budget picture
UBC wont have to carry out a major
retrenchment in the 1986-87 fiscal year.
President David Strangway said the
University would be able to avoid further major
retrenchments as the result of an increase in
the provincial operating grant of 10 per cent to
base budgets of the universities.
The additional funding has come from the
provincial government's Fund for Excellence in
Education, announced by Premier Bill Bennett
in February.
The three-year fund, in addition to
augmenting UBC's operating budget, will
provide the University with additional funds in
biotechnology, international business and
Asian legal studies, and provide seed money
for computer systems and forestry research.
Dr. Strangway said he was "very pleased
with the way in which post-secondary
education minister Russ Fraser and the
Ass€>ciate VP
Prof. A.J. "Bertie" McClean of the Faculty of
Law has joined the staff of the President's
Office as an associate vice-president following
the retirement of Prof. Charles Bourne,
presidential advisor on legal matters since
Prof. McClean has taken on duties
associated with providing legal advice to the
President's Office and is also assisting
academic vice-president Prof. Daniel Birch in
Prof. McClean's duties will be more
precisely defined after the pending
appointment of the vice-president for student
and academic services.
A UBC faculty member since 1960, Prof.
McClean was dean of Law from 1971 to 1976
ar.d has served on a number of key Senate
and presidential advisory committees. In
addition to his duties in the Presidents Office,
he will continue to teach one course in Law
and to edit the Canadian Bar Review.
Negotiations focus
on salary issues
Forthcoming negotiations between the
Administration and the UBC Faculty
Association will centre on an association brief
which calls for estimated increases in salaries
and benefits totalling more than 16 per cent of
the University's salary base.
The Administration's negotiating team will
be headed by Prof. Dennis Pavftch of the
Faculty of Law, a former president of the
Faculty Association. Dr. Richard Spencer of the
Department of Civil Engineering heads the
negotiating team for the Faculty Association.
Prof. Daniel Birch, UBC's vice-president
academic, said a meeting of department heads
and directors of schools was planned during
the summer to raise some of the issues
involved in the negotiations.
'The government has allocated some funds
for merit increases for faculty from the Fund for
Excellence in Education," Prof. Birch said.
"Our first priority will be to deal with merit
salary increases with limited resources."
provincial government had responded to the
needs of the universities.
'The first of these is the need to increase
the on-going financial base of the University's
budget, which meets our day-to-day
operating costs and ensures our ability to
retain a degree of vitality and flexibility to
provide a University able to participate in the
social and economic well-being of the
'The second is provision of support for the
further development and strengthening of
selected areas of excellence in teaching and
"Finally," the president said, "the
government has provided allocations for merit
salary increases and for faculty renewal, which
means that UBC will be in a position to retain
outstanding teachers and researchers and to
compete internationally for new faculty
members at a time when the competition for
faculty is increasing across North America."
UBC's general purpose operating grant of
$163,093,496 has been supplemented by a
further $6,855,000 from the Fund for
Excellence in Education. UBC will also receive
a share of a further $10 million to be released
from the fund, according to a June 13
announcement by the Minister of Post-
secondary Education, Russ Fraser.
At that time, Mr. Fraser also announced the
release of $7,760,000 to the three public
universities to be used for specific projects.
UBC received $4,660,000, or 60 per cent of the
$2,320,000 was allocated for the
development of centres of excellence in:
biotechnology ($2 million); international
business ($290,000); and expansion of the
program in Asian law ($30,000). $1,080,000
was provided to upgrade the computer
capacity; $40,000 went to planning support in
forestry; $40,000 for planning support in
computer systems; and $1,180,000 was
released for health care teaching costs at
Vancouver teaching hospitals.
In addition to a share of the $10 million
being allocated by the Universities Council of
B.C. in consultation with the universities, UBC
will also receive a share of a $2.4 million
Ministry of Labour fund for work-study
programs at the three public universities. The
provincial government will also give UBC
$96,000 to support the Co-operative
Education Program.
Traffic rerouted
Traffic flow in the area behind the Acute
Care Unit of the Health Sciences Centre
Hospital has been modified slightly to
accommodate construction work under way on
a new campus Biomedical Research Centre.
East Mall is now a two-way street north of
the hospital parkade, allowing motorists to turn
either left or right upon exiting the parking
The short road from East Mali to Health
Sciences Mail, between the parkade and the
Library Processing Centre has also become a
two-way road. Health Sciences Mall has been
blocked off north of the parkade entrance, but
still allows access to the rear of the Extended
Care Unit
Traffic signs in the area clearly mark the
new routes.
UBC makes the team I Seven UBC medical students and a UBC firefighter were members of
the Dragon Boat Racing team that placed first in the Vancouver Dragon Boat races held at
Expo last month and went on to represent Canada in the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
International Races 1986. The team, captained by Hugh Fisher, a UBC student and 1984
Olympic gold medalist in the Kayak K2 event, placed second in Hong Kong. Team members
included UBC medical students Peter Tonseth, Steve Sotherland, BobMcGraw, Mike
Flesher, Jamie Johnston, Howard Joe and UEL firefighter Bill Cowie.
Archeologists in action
The University of B.C.'s 1986 Summer Field
School in Archaeology, which began on
Monday (July 7) and continues until Aug. 15 is
very much a public affair.
The 13 students enrolled for the credit
course in the Department of Anthropology and
Sociology are working under the gaze of the
public at a site on Spanish Banks, just below
the UBC campus opposite the 5500 block on
Northwest Marine Drive.
The Archaeological Society of B.C. is
staging daily public tours of the site, believed
to be a seasonal camping place used by
coastal Indians some time in the period 400
B.C. and 400 A.D. It was first described by the
late Charles Borden, the UBC professor who
came to be known as the father of B.C.
The tours enable the public to see how
archaeologists excavate a site, and separate
artifacts and other material from the soil prior
to laboratory cataloguing. There is also a
display of Indian artifacts and illustrations
showing how they were used.
Dr. Gary Coupland, director of the UBC
field school, said there will also be
demonstrations by the students of the way
Indians created stone tools by a process called
"flint knapping."
He said the three-unit credit course is
designed to give students an introduction to
the techniques of archaeological excavation.
'The classroom for the course is the site itself,"
he said, "and the students are getting hands-
on experience in archaeological field work."
Dr. Coupland said the excavation would be
earned out over an area of some 20 to 25
square metres to a depth of about a metre.
'The total area of the site is quite large," he
said, "but the location where we'D be digging is
the deepest and most concentrated in terms of
Indian occupancy."
He said it is thought the Indians came to
the site on a seasonal basis to gather mussels
and to fish for smelt and herring.
Dr. Coupland said another objective of the
dig is to determine over what period the site
was used for food gathering. "We know it was
in use about the time of Christ," he said,
"based on a radio carbon date of 20 B.C. from
Charles Borden's excavations."
The UBC students are at the site from
about 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Members of the Archeological Society will
be at the site every day to conduct tours
between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Both the field
school and the Archaeological Society have
received financial support from the provincial
government through the Heritage Trust for the
summer program.
Group tours can be booked in advanceMsy
calling Kitty Bernick at 873-5958 or Pam Adory
at 430-8327.
Sexual harassment
policies reviewed
A four-member ad hoc committee on
sexual harassment has been established by
President David Strangway.
The committee will advise on the
preparation of a policy on sexual harassment,
including defining and establishing procedures
for dealing with complaints about sexual
It will advise on the steps necessary to
implement procedures and policies, including
consultations with other interested groups on
The committee wW review sexual
harassment policies from other Canadian
universities and consider a selection of
relevant literature. Members of the University
community are invited to submit their ideas,
and may get in touch with committee members
for further information.
Committee members are Prof. A. Jean
Elder, History (228-5165); Prof. A.J. McClean,
associate vice-president (228-6330); Prof. C.
Lynn Smith, Law (228-2177); and Dr. Nadine
Wilson, Physiology (228-3421). Norman Spector:
Some campus views
Premier Bennett's former deputy minister
Dr. Norman Spector was appointed a senior
fellow by UBC's Board of Governors June 10
, on the recommendation of UBC President
David Strangway.
The controversial appointment is for a
three-year, part-time term to begin Sept. 1 of
this year or next. Dr. Spector has not yet
indicated when he will take up the position.
Dr. Spector holds a Ph.D in political science
and has taught political science and public
policy at the University of Ottawa. He will
teach and do research and writing in the
Faculties of Arts and Commerce and Business
Administration. His salary will not come out of
the operating budget of the University.
UBC Reports contacted members of the
University community for their reaction:
'The establishment of a mechanism that
enables the University to bring together
students and faculty with experts from
government and business is long overdue.
However, I think the procedure followed for the
appointment of the first senior fellow was
"While Dr. Spector is a controversial figure,
the Department of Political Science is eager to
discuss with him ways in which he can
contribute to the teaching program, particularly
in courses dealing with Canadian and B.C.
Dr. David Elkins
Head, Department of Political Science
"Until colleagues have had an opportunity
to meet with Dr. Spector, it is too early to say
what and how much teaching he will be doing
in Arts. The date on which he will take up his
appointment will also have to be cleared up
before firm plans for taking advantage of his
presence on campus can be made.
"Should Dr. Spector's participation in the
teaching in the Arts faculty extend beyond the
occasional lecture or seminar, he will be
recommended for appointment to an
appropriate teaching rank on an honorary
(without salary) basis, as is the practice in Arts
with respect to librarians, museum personnel
and others who hold other appointments on
campus, but who also teach in the faculty."
Dean Robert Will
Faculty of Arts
"As I see it, there's no problem with Dr.
Spector being on campus as a professor.
Given his experience, he'll be able to provide
an interesting viewpoint and inside look to his
students. Denying him permission to teach
would go against the very concept of
academic freedom for which the Faculty
Association strives.
"My only dissatisfaction with the
appointment is the lack of consultation and
uncertainty of circumstances surrounding it."
Simon Seshadri
Alma Mater Society
'There is widespread misunderstanding on
campus and in the media concerning
objections to the appointment of Dr. Spector.
What is unacceptable to me and to many of
my colleagues is the establishment of the
position of senior fellow without appropriate
University-wide consultation.
"My own feeling is that had appropriate
consultation taken place, Dr. Spector would
have been a prime candidate for appointment
as a senior fellow in the light of his experience
in public affairs and government."
Dr. Stephen Straker
Department of History
"Our faculty already has a strong
executive-in-residence program. Experts from
the business community spend a term or two
on the campus to share their knowledge and
experience with faculty and students. They
also give noon-hour lectures and appear as
guest lecturers in various classes at the
invitation of faculty.
"I look forward to Dr. Spector joining us.
His expertise in the public sector will
complement the resource people from the
private sector now assisting us."
Dean Peter Lusztig
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Killam prizes announced
UBC plans to recognize outstanding
scholarly achievements by faculty members
through a new program of $20,000 Killam
Research Prizes.
These prizes, awarded annually, will be
funded with income from an endowment
received by the University in I965 and I966
from the estate of the late Mrs. Izaak Walton
UBC was one of five Canadian universities
and institutions which received a share of the
$100 million Killam estate. UBC's $13.5 million
share was earmarked for faculty salary
supplements, for faculty research fellowships
for advanced study and as general
endowment funds.
Each of the new Killam Research Prize
winners will receive two annual awards of
$10,000. The program will cost $170,000 in the
first year and $340,000 each year thereafter.
Candidates for the awards will be
nominated by UBC's 12 deans and reviewed by
UBC's Faculty Awards Committee, which
currently screens nominations for the
University's top research award, the Jacob
Biely Faculty Research Prize, and the Killam
Senior Research Fellowships.
At least half of the new Killam Research
Prizes will be reserved for outstanding UBC
scholars who are in the early phases of their
Izaak Walton Killam, who died in I955, was
known as "the mystery man of Canadian
finance." He built an immense financial empire
by underwriting and operating steel, pulp and
paper, hydro-electric and grain companies
across Canada and overseas.
Following his death, the federal government
received in taxes $90 million of his $200 million
estate. The money was used, in part, to fund
the establishment of the Canada Council.
Mrs. Killam demonstrated her own financial
acumen by vastly increasing the Killam fortune
in the decade between her husband's death
and her own in I965.
Mrs. Killam bequeathed additional funds to
the Canada Council, and also made bequests
to Dalhousie University, the Montreal
Neurological Institute and the Universities of
Alberta and B.C.
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A unique exhibit of paintings by Jack Shadbolt at the Museum of Anthropology is just one of
the exciting events taking place at UBC this summer (see story on Page 4). Pictured above is
Shadbolt's Killer Birds.
Computerphobia: Is it
hindering our society?
A University of B.C. professor of education
says opportunities for the stimulation and
enrichment of students are being lost because
some teachers suffer from "technological
Prof. Stanley Blank, who has been
researching and developing teaching materials
for gifted children for 15 years, says some
teachers appear anxious about many aspects
of the so-called "new technology," and
develop what's referred to by researchers as
computerphobia, computer anxiety or
Prof. Blank's interest in technological
anxiety began when he noted that some
teachers were using the computer as an
"automated teaching machine" or word
processor, instead of using its full capabilities
to stimulate students.
This led him to do a thorough literature
search, which revealed that computerphobia is
widespread and is linked to industrial sabotage
by people at all management levels, including
highly placed executives.
'The anxiety people feel about technology
in general, and computers in particular, seems
to stem from two beliefs," he says. 'There
appears to be a deep-seated fear that humans
are being replaced by machines or a
perception that the technology is too difficult to
Prof. Blank says both the manufacturers of
technological devices and top management in
companies where computers have been
suddenly introduced have to share some of
the blame for the widespread fear of
"Manufacturers have developed a whole
new language for the new technology which
seems almost deliberately designed to make it
mysterious. The last thing they thought of,
apparently, was a simple language that
everyone could understand.
"And many companies, large and small,
simply made a decision to introduce
computers without any warning, which has led
to resentment on the part of some employees,
who vent their anger on the employer by
sabotaging the system. Corporations are
prepared to spend millions on a new computer
system, but virtually nothing in the preparation
of employees for the impact of the
If people don't commit themselves to
mastering the capabilities of the new
technology, he adds, the result is constant
anxiety and fear.
The one thing Prof. Blank wasn't able to
find in his literature search was a psychological
"profile" of the kind of individual who's likely to
fall prey to technophobia, which would enable
a school system or business to identify
teachers and employees who need special
attention when new technology makes its
With a seed-money grant from Canada's
Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council (SSHRC), Dr. Blank has developed a
psychological model which he hopes will
predict how people will react to technological
He plans to apply again to the SSHRC for
another grant to field test the model. He'll use
the results to develop some guidelines for
introducing people to the new technology.
Prof. Blank doesnt agree with the
argument that the problem will solve itself
when the people who resent the new
technology either retire or find other jobs.
'The experience of the past," he says, "tells
us that the technology of the future will be just
as uncomfortable for coming generations as
present-day technology is for those who
resent it.
"Technological anxiety will be with us
indefinitely unless we pay more attention to
human reactions and needs."
Forest genetics chair established
A $605,000 Chair in Forest Genetics and
Tree Improvement has been established at
UBC by the Natural Sciences and Engineering
Council, the B.C. Ministry of Forests, the
Council of Forest Industries (Coast and
Northern Interior Lumber Sectors), the Interior
Lumber Manufacturers Association and the
Cariboo Lumber Manufacturers' Association.
The Chair, named in honor of the late Poldi
Bentley, one of the founders of Canadian
Forest Products Ltd., will support the
appointment of Dr. Donald Lester, who joined
UBC's Faculty of Forestry on July 1. Funding
for the Chair is provided over five years.
Mr. Mike Apsey, president and chief
executive officer of the Council of Forest
Industries of B.C., described the Chair as a
"fitting testament to the role Poldi Bentley
played in the development of the British
Columbia forest industry.
"The research to be conducted by the
Chair's incumbent will help propel the science
of forestry beyond the known, and onto the
leading edge of a new era."
Dean Robert Kennedy of UBC's Faculty of
Forestry said Dr. Lester's appointment will
strengthen UBC's growing research activities in
forest genetics and tree improvement. "Dr.
Lester is a national leader in this field," said
Dean Kennedy. "Both the University and the
forest industry will benefit significantly from his
leadership and expertise in this critical area of
forestry research."
Dr. Lester received his doctoral degree in
forest genetics from Yale University in 1962
and taught at the University of Wisconsin for
15 years before accepting a position as
research forester with Crown Zellerbach
Corporation in 1977. Since 1979 he has been
supervisor of forest biology research at Crown
Zellerbach. Dr. Lester served as an adjunct
professor in UBC's Faculty of Forestry from
1982 to 1984.
Dean Kennedy said that Dr. Lester will also
play a key role in coordinating joint
government, university and industry efforts in
the area of tree improvement. He will be
actively involved with leading industrial and
government scientists and foresters in the
province through membership on both the
Coast and Interior Tree Improvement Boards.
"UBC is grateful to NSERC, the Ministry of
Forests and the forest industry trade
associations for their support of this Chair,"
said Dean Kennedy. "By strengthening
university, government and industrial links in
this important area, they are strengthening the
future of forestry in British Columbia." UBC hosts vehicle design competition
UBC plays host July 11-18 to the
Innovative Vehicle Design Competition, an
exciting international competition organized by
UBC engineering students as an Expo 86
special event.
Engineering students from around the
world have designed and constructed vehicles
for the competition, which was organized by
UBC engineering graduate Jeff Leigh and a
team of volunteers from the UBC engineering
school. It is the first international event of its
kind ever held.
Vehicles will be judged in five categories ~
performance, functionality, safety, energy
efficiency and innovation. Fifty per cent of the
final score will be awarded for innovation.
Contest winners will be announced at an
awards banquet on July 18.
Vehicles will be tested in UBC's B-Lot
parking area and on roads in the University
Endowment Lands July 11 to 18. Visitors are
encouraged to stop by to see the vehicles —
the best days for viewing are July 12 and 13.
There will also be a parade of the vehicles
from UBC to the Expo site on July 14 and the
vehicles will be on display at the Kodak Pacific
Bowl at Expo on July 14 and 19.
Competition Manager Jeff Leigh outlines
the contest rules: 'The vehicles must be able
to carry two people and to travel on existing
roadways. They must also have at least three
wheels, storage space for three shopping
bags, a range of 150 kilometres and be able to
achieve a speed of 65 kilometres per hour."
Competing in the contest will be teams
from UBC, California State University at
Fresno, Western Washington University,
Mankato State University, Switzerland's
Institute of Transport and Traffic Engineering,
the University of Manitoba, Musashi Institute of
Techology, Japan, Nippon Institute of
Technology, Japan, the University of
Sherbrooke and Queen's University.
Expo 86 is offering endowed university
scholarships worth a total of $250,000 to the
top four schools in the competition.
Organization of the competition began four
years ago when UBC engineering students
were approached by Expo 86 about ideas for
Expo special events. A team of volunteers
developed the idea for the contest and in 1984
the group formed the Innovative Vehicle
Design Competition Society, a non-profit
society managed by a board of eight directors
from the University and industry and 15
volunteer coordinators. The society has a
contract with Expo to manage the competition.
Ten highly-qualified judges will decide the
Competition manager Jeff Leigh checks out UBC's B-Lot parking area, where entries in the
Innovative Vehicle Design Competition will be tested and displayed next week.
competition winner. Contest judges are Dr.
Gordon Campbell, director general of Road
and Motor Vehicle Safety at Transport Canada;
Ted Elliot, director of engineering at Chrysler
Canada Ltd.; Gail Halderman, director, North
American Design, Ford Motor Company; Dr.
Ghazi Karim, a professor of mechanical
engineering at the University of Calgary; Kazuo
Morohoshi of Toyota Motor Corporation,
Japan; Ted Robertson, director of Canadian
engineering, General Motors of Canada, Ltd.;
Tony Rudd, managing director of Lotus
Engineering, Ltd.; Dr. Bernd Strackerjan, a
research engineer at Daimler-Benz; Hideo
Takeda, executive chief officer of Honda
Research and Development Company, Ltd.,
Japan; and Franklin Walter, president of the
Society of Automotive Engineers.
The UBC competition entry was built by a
team of 20 engineering students led by Bruce
Hodgins, a mechanical engineering student
who graduated this spring. The vehicle
features a dual fuel engine, a microprocessor
to monitor engine and suspension functions
and a regenerative system to employ normally
wasted braking energy.
UBC engineers have a good track record in
vehicle design competitions. Ten years ago
they beat out several heavyweight teams to
win first prize with their 'Wally Wagon' entry in
a competition organized by MIT and the
University of Illinois at GM's Proving Grounds
in Detroit. In 1979 a UBC team came first in
their division in an Energy Efficient Vehicle
Competition sponsored by the University of
More information about the upcoming
competition is available at the Innovative
Vehicle Design Competition office at 228-4433.
Hard work pays off for UBC physicists
Two UBC undergraduates were among the
top 10, and four were among the top 25 in this
year's Canadian Association of Physicists
competition. A total of 118 students from 27
universities competed, and no other university
had four students among the top 25.
These results underline the hard work of
UBC's Physics Department, and its emphasis
on quality undergraduate teaching. UBC's
Marek Radzikowski placed third overall,
continuing a long-standing UBC record of
success in this competition.
UBC also has an extensive liaison program
with high school students in the province. This
year, two B.C. high school students coached
at UBC were selected as members of a team
of five representing Canada at the 17th
International Physics Olympiad.
UBC's expertise in physics is evident in the
strength of the faculty members who are past
winners of the Canadian Association of
Physicists competition. In 1961 Douglas
Beder, then a McGill University student, won
first place. He has been a member of UBC's
physics department since 1968.
In the same year, a UBC student, Walter
Hardy, won second place. Dr. Hardy is the
principal scientist in a research team that has
just built a new atomic clock — the world's first
hydrogen maser operating at one half degree
above absolute zero temperature.
In 1967, Dr. William Unruh, then a student
at the University of Manitoba, placed first.
Today, cosmologist Dr. Unruh is directing an
international research project into the origin
and future of the universe. This project is
funded by the Canadian Institute for Advanced
In 1976, UBC student Lome Whitehead
took third place. As a graduate student at
UBC, he invented the "light pipe", first
conceived to provide "cool" light in
temperature-sensitive environments. The light
pipe's potential was recognized by exhibit
designers, who have found many innovative
uses for it at Expo 86. Lome Whitehead is
now president of TIR Systems, the company
manufacturing his invention, and is studying
for his Ph.D at UBC.
Two B.C. high school science students are
among five students selected to represent
Canada at the 17th International Physics
Olympiad to be held in London, England, July
13 to 20.
Bryan Feir of St. Michael's University
School in Victoria and Hy Tran of Vancouver's
Sir Charles Tupper Secondary were chosen in
a national competition for the Canadian team.
Bryan Feir, who placed first among
Canadian students in the competition, was
also selected to represent Canada at the
International Mathematics Olympiad being held
at the same time next month in Warsaw. He
has chosen to compete in the Warsaw event
rather than in the physics competition in
The 15 B.C. students who competed
nationally were coached at UBC before the
final selection of the five-member Canadian
team was made. Coordinating the coaching
was Dr. Michael Crooks of UBC's Physics
"B.C. students did extremely well," said Dr.
Crooks. "Eight of the top sixteen Canadian
students in the national competition were from
this province.
'This is a remarkable achievement,
considering that B.C.'s population is only one
tenth that of Canada's. It's a credit to the
calibre of science teaching in our high
Researcher produces guide
to Canada's legal records
Dr. DeLloyd Guth, an associate professor in
UBC's Faculty of Law, has received a $62,205
grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council to produce a comprehensive
guide identifying all existing local, provincial
and national legal records in Canada. When
completed, it will be the first document of its
kind produced anywhere in the world.
Judicial, police, corrections and lawyers
records dating from the earliest times to the
present will be cited in the guide, which will be
produced in four phases over the next four
Assisting Dr. Guth in the Alberta portion of
the survey is Prof. Louis Knafla, a distinguished
historian from the University of Calgary. Dan
Aberle, a third-year UBC law student, is
helping to computerize the data collected by
Dr. Guth.
"Legal documents contain a wealth of
information about Canadian society, both past
and present." says Prof. Guth. 'The goal of our
project is to make this information accessible
not only to members of the legal profession,
but to all Canadians and, no doubt, to foreign
researchers as well."
Phase One of the project, scheduled for
completion by next summer, will focus on legal
material found in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan,
Manitoba and the Yukon. Dr. Guth will then
extend the survey to Ontario, the Maritime
provinces and Quebec.
A paperback volume will be produced for
each of the four phases, and a unified
hardcover volume for all of Canada will be
published at the project's completion.
'The guide will list the location of all legal
records currently in use, in storage and in
archives, the volume of material available and
the procedures and rules of access for each of
the documents," says Prof. Guth. "Many of the
documents, particularly police, RCMP and
corrections records are very sensitive. It's
important to include specific information on
when and how material can be released.
'The guide will prove invaluble to
government researchers, historians, lawyers,
sociologists, journalists and the ordinary citizen
interested in documentation for a particular
case or for more general legal research."
Prof. Guth, one of North America's leading
legal historians, was recently appointed
Canadian Secretary of the Selden Society, the
prestigious English history society founded in
1887. It is the first time the society's Council in
London has appointed a member from outside
the Toronto area to the position.
Dr. Guth's appointment began June 1,
when he took over from Dr. C. Ian Kyer, a
member of the law firm of Fasken and Calvin
in Toronto. All Canadian operations of the
Selden Society will now be administered from
UBC's Faculty of Law.
Task force on
school liaison
President David Strangway is establishing a
task force to improve UBC's ability to attract
top students both from high schools and
colleges in B.C. and from other Canadian
Based on its results, the President's Task
Force on Liaison, Recruiting and Admissions
will recommend a course of action for the
University to follow. The task force will:
* Review the composition of UBC's
undergraduate student body, including the
number and mix of international students in
undergraduate programs;
* Review policies on admissions, financial
aid, administrative procedures, and other
matters affecting UBC's ability to recruit and
retain students best able to take advantage of
its undergraduate programs;
* Recommend strategies for cooperating
with B.C. secondary schools and colleges to
develop programs for gifted students that will
encourage these students to proceed to further
education; and
* Recommend ways to enhance UBC's
community and industrial liaison through such
programs as Co-operative Education.
The task force is expected to become
active in the summer months. Terms of
reference are being drafted.
President Strangway said the main thrust of
the task force will be to suggest ways to
enhance liaison programs that link UBC with
secondary and post-secondary institutions
throughout the province.
"We already have a core of recruiting
programs in place," the president said. 'The
task force will review existing services and
make recommendations aimed at improving
Mini-documentary wins CCAE award
A television mini-documentary produced
by UBC's Community Relations Office was
selected as Best Audio Visual Package in the
Canadian Council for Higher Education's 1986
awards program.
The organization recognizes outstanding
achievement in communications by
information, public affairs and media relations
offices, and development and alumni
departments in Canadian universities and
The award-winning entry was a pilot for a
proposed series of mini-documentaries that
would highlight the work of UBC faculty
engaged in various areas of research and
expertise. The objective of the series would be
to raise the profile of the University throughout
B.C., and to draw attention to the tremendous
contributions UBC makes to the social, cultural
and economic life of the province.
The pilot explored the impact of computers
and artificial intelligence on our lives, and
featured interviews with faculty members from
computer science, fine arts, music and
philosophy, with an introduction by Dr. David
The Community Relations Office received a
very positive response to the program during
pilot testing on CBC affiliate stations
throughout B.C. this spring. Summer at UBC— something for every taste
UBC Is the place to be this summer, with
activities ranging from tennis, swimming
and racquet sports to Sunday teas, outdoor
concerts and summer stock theatre.
Listed below are some of attractions and
upcoming events on campus. Make UBC a
part of your summer!
campus are offered weekdays at 10 a.m., 1
p.m. and 2:30 p.m. by UBC's Community
Relations Office. Tour highlights include the
Geology Museum, the Main Library, the
Aquatic Centre, the unique Sedgewick
underground library, the Rose Garden and
more. To book a tour, call 228-3131.
* See the latest in dairy agriculture research at
RESEARCH CENTRE. Free tours offered
weekdays throughout the summer. For details,
call 228-4593.
* Visit TRIUMF, the world's largest cyclotron,
where sub-atomic particles are created for use
in leading edge research and cancer therapy.
Free tours offered twice a day, Monday
through Friday. To book a tour, call 222-1047.
* At the UBC OBSERVATORY you can view
solar flares, stars and sunspots and see
equipment used to monitor seismographic
activity. For details, call 228-2802.
* ARCHEOLOGICAL TOURS. Public tours of
a UBC archeological dig at Spanish Banks are
staged daily between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
until Aug. 15. The site is believed to have
been a seasonal camping ground used by
coastal Indians between 400 B.C. and 400 A.D.
For details, call 873-5958 or 430-8327.
* UBC's 5,157-hectare RESEARCH FOREST,
located in Maple Ridge, is a beautiful spot to
spend a summer day. You can explore the
forest trails on your own, or take a guided tour
with a professional forester. For information
and directions, call 463-8148.
houses one of the most impressive collections
of Northwest Coast Indian artifacts in the
world. The museum sponsors special exhibits,
programs and events throughout the year.
Currently on display is the exhibit Jack
Shadbolt and the Coastal Indian Image. Bill
Reid: Beyond the Essential Form, an exhibit of
works in gold, silver, wood and other media,
begins July 16. Open Tuesday through
Sunday. Call 228-5087 for details.
* Minerals, fossHs, even an 80-million-year-
old Lambeosaurus dinosaur skeleton are on
display at UBC's GEOLOGY MUSEUM,
located in the foyer of the Geological Sciences
Building. An impressive collection of fossils
and crystals are on sale at the Collector's
Shop. Open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5
p.m. Call 228-5586 for details.
* The FINE ARTS GALLERY, located in the
Main Library, sponsors exciting exhibits of
traditional and contemporary art. On display
until Aug. 15 is Variations on Hodler: Recent
Paintings bv Allan Mackay. Open 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. weekdays. Call 228-2759 for information.
* A visit to UBC's ASIAN CENTRE is the next
best thing to a trip to the Orient. Adjacent to
the Japanese Nitobe Garden, this spectacular
building is a major Vancouver centre for Asian
activities. On display until Aug. 1 is East Weds
West, an exhibit of watercolors and acrylics by
William Allister. The exhibit is open daily from
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Japanese Bell Tower at
the entrance to the centre is a must for
photographers. Call 228-2746 for details.
round performances of traditional and
experimental theatre. The Komaqata Maru
Incident, a play by Sharon Pollock, continues
until July 12. Doqq's Hamlet/Cahoot's MacBeth
by Tom Stoppard opens July 23 and continues
unitl Aug. 2. For information and reservations,
call 228-2678.
* OLDE ENGLISH TEAS are offered every
Sunday afternoon at Cecil Green Park, a
beautiful turn-of-the-century mansion
overlooking Georgia Strait. Sittings are at 1
p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Reservations (228-
2018) are recommended.
* Take a stroll through UBC's beautiful
located on Stadium Road, features many
specialized garden areas and a Garden Shop
with unique gift items. The Japanese Nitobe
Garden, located behind the Asian Centre, is a
visitors delight with its delicate landscaping
and authentic Japanese teahouse. Call 228-
4208 for hours.
* There are indoor and outdoor musical events
throughout the summer at UBC. For details,
call 228-3131.
* UBC'S AQUATIC CENTRE, open daily for
public swimming, features two 50-metre
indoor and outdoor pools, saunas and steam
rooms, a whirlpool and a complete fitness
centre. Call 228-4521 for 24-hour pool
* Tennis enthusiasts are invited to make use of
the extensive indoor and outdoor tennis
facilities (including grass courts) at UBC's
TENNIS CENTER. Club memberships, a pro
shop and year-round lessons available. For
more information, call 228-4396.
* If you'd like to improve your golf swing,
practise your hockey skills or even brush up
on your fencing moves, the COMMUNITY
offers a wide range of sports programs for
children and adults throughout the summer.
Call 228-3688 for details.
* Squash and racquetball facilities are
available year-round at the THUNDERBIRD
call 228-6125.
Calendar Deadlines.
For events in the period Aug. 7 to Sept. 13, notices must
be submitted on proper Calendar forms no later than 4
p.m. on Thursday, July 31 to the Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Road, Room 207, Old
Administration Building. For more information, call 228-
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Neuroscience Discussion Group.
Primate Models of Basal Ganglia Disease. Dr. Alan R.
Crossman, Anatomy, University of Manchester. For
further information, call Steve Vincent at 228-7038.
Room 2N A-B, Psychiatry Unit, Health Sciences Centre
Hospital. 12 noon.
Vancouver School of Theology
THE WORD AND THE WORD. Dr. Keith Bridston, Yale
Divinity School. Chapel of the Epiphany, Vancouver
School of Theology. 7:30 p.m.
Vancouver School of Theology
Aboriginal Nations in North America's Future: A
Christian Perspective. Dr. Terry Anderson, Vancouver
School of Theology. Chapel of Epiphany, Vancouver
School of Theology. 7:30 p.m.
Religious Studies Benefit Lecture.
Ramses II: The Man and His Times. Admission is free,
but donations will be accepted for the department's
Ecumenical Research Scholarship. Cheques can be
made payable to the University of British Columbia. For
more information, call 228-2S1S. Room 104, Lasserre
Building. 8 p.m.
Geography Lecture.
The Implications of Foreign Investment in China. Dr. F.
E. Ian Hamilton, London School of Economics and
Political Science. Room 201, Geography Building. 12:45
Applied Mathematics/ Mathematics
Asymptotic Solutions to Differential Equations. Dr. T.
M. Dunster, Mathematical Sciences, University of
Dundee, Scotland. Room 229, Mathematics Building. 2
Vancouver School of Theology
The Indian Ecumenical Movement: A Grass Roots
Movement Prof. Robert Thomas, University of Arizona.
Chapel of the Epiphany, Vancouver School of
Theology. 7:30 p.m.
Economics Seminar.
Public Ownership of the External World and Private
Ownership of Self. John E. Roemer, Universityof
California. Room 351, Brock Hall. 4 p.m.
Vancouver School of Theology
Native Rights and the Church: An Historical and
Political Analysts. Archdeacon Ian MacKenzie, director,
Caledonia Ministry Development Project. Chapel of the
Epiphany, Vancouver School of Theology. 7:30 p.m.
Japanese Music Recital.
Recital of Japanese music by Wendy Bross Stuart.
Sponsored by the Centre for Continuing Education.
Free with garden admission. Nitobe Japanese Garden.
2:30 p.m.
Vancouver School of Theology
Competing Concepts of Political Economy. Dr. Max
Stackhouse, Andover Newton-Boston College. Chapel
of the Epiphany, Vancouver School of Theology. 7:30
Vancouver School of Theology
God in the Post-Modern World: A New Dialogue
Between Science and Faith. Prof. Charles Birch,
University of Sydney, Australia. Chapel of the
Epiphany, Vancouver School of Theology. 7:30 p.m.
Vancouver School of Theology
Culture and Community: An Ecumenical Perspective. Dr.
Peggy Way, Vanderbitt University. Chapel of the
Epiphany, Vancouver School of Theology. 7:30 p.m.
Library Tours.
Tours of the Library are offered at 10:30 a.m. and 12:45
p.m. daily July 7-11. Meet at Main Li brary entrance.
Tour lasts 45 minutes. Everyone welcome.
Stage Campus 86.
Stage Campus 88 presents Dogg's Hamlet/Cahoot's
Macbeth by Tom Stoppard Wednesday, July 23 through
Saturday, Aug. 2. Adult admission is $5, student or
senior admission is $4. Monday performances are 2-
for-1 adult admission. Curtain time is 8 p.m. For
information and reservations, phone 228-2878 or drop
by Room 207 of the Frederic Wood Theatre building.
Community Sports Program.
Keep the kids active this summer by enrolling them in
UBC Community Sport Services Summer Sports
Programs. A wide variety of camps offer everything
from fencing to basketball. Call 228-3688 for details.
Get Into Golf.
Join UBC Community Sport Services golf lessons for
adults. Basic and intermediate levels offered. Tuition
waivers accepted. Call 228-3688 for details.
Exploring Johnstone Strait.
This exciting field study program is offered Aug. 17-21
through the Centre for Continuing Education and is co-
sponsored by the UBC Museum of Anthropology, B.C.
Provincial Museum and the Campbell River and District
Museum. Accompanying specialists are Peter Macnair,
anthropologist, and Dr. Michael Bigg, marine biologist.
Fee: $495 ($475 for members of co-sponsoring
museums) includes accommodation in Telegraph Cove,
all meals Aug. 18,19 and 20, ship charter aboard the MV
Gikumi and tuition. The tuition portion ($150) of the
total fee is income tax deductible. Trip begins and ends
in Telegraph Cove; assistance will be given to those
requiring transportation to and from northern Vancouver
Island. Join this whale-watching adventure and
experience the natural and cultural history of the
Kwakiutrs ancestral homeland.  For further information
and an application form, please call 222-5207.
Volunteers Wanted.
A study designed to treat Primary Chronic Insomnia is
being conducted in the Psychology Department.
Healthy people between the ages of 19 and 45 years
who take an hour or more to fall asleep are eligible to
participate. The purpose of the project is to develop
non-drug therapies for insomnia sufferers. The study
will compare a number of different relaxation
treatments, including relaxation exercises and various
relaxation environments. The treatments being used are
not experimental, as they have all been reliably shown
to induce a deep state of relaxation. What is new is the
combination of treatments being used and their
application to Insomnia. To volunteer for this study, or
for more information, please call Elizabeth at 228-6868.
Language Programs.
Three-week, non-credit morning programs in French
begin July 14 and Aug. 5. All-day immersion programs
begin July 14 and Aug. 5. Three-week, non-credit
morning programs in Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin
begin July 28. For more information, call Language
Programs and Services, Centre for Continuing
Education, at 222-5227.


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