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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
IJBC REPORTS
Volume 45, Number 1
January 7,1999
Find UBC Reports on the Web at www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca
Strong Stomachs
Susan Stern photo
UBC students start the new year with a return to fitness classes as well as studies after the holiday break.
UBC Campus Aerobics in the Student Recreation Centre studio offer a variety of aerobics classes Monday
to Friday for students, faculty and staff. An unlimited pass for one term is $80 or $7 for a single visit. A
wide range of recreational sports activities are offered on campus to help while the winter away. For more
information call 822-6000.
Doors open wide to graduates of
Commerce's management program
by Susan Stern
Staff writer
At 33, UBC Commerce graduate Jacki
Hoffman-Zehner is one of the youngest
people to make managing director at one
ofthe most prestigious investment banks
in New York, Goldman-Sachs.
Then there's Paul Lee. At 34, he's the
Burnaby-based senior vice-president and
chief operating officer for Worldwide Studios, Electronic Arts. For the past two
years, the company, headquartered in
California, has led Nintendo, Sony and
Microsoft in computer game sales.
The doors to major investment firms and
corporations at home and abroad have opened
to gifted graduates like Hoffman-Zehner, Lee
and some 84 others who have participated in
the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration's Portfolio Management Foundation (PMF) program.
"They know how to use their intelligence," says Prof. Robert Heinkel, supervisor ofthe program. "Our students simply tend to have the right stuff."
Out of 80 applicants from the Commerce faculty, only six to nine students
are selected each year for the two-year
extra-curricular program.  Selection is
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next issue of UBC Reports.
Copies will also be distributed to
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Results from the survey will help
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based on intellectual ability, interpersonal and leadership skills as well as
career motivation in capital markets.
"When we started in 1986, there was
nothing like this program in Canada,"
says Heinkel.
Today programs with similar objectives exist at McGill University and the
University of Calgary.
The program aims to shape those who
are accepted in both the ethics and workings of capital markets.
The idea is to teach them appropriate
behaviour and how to work within organizational relationships to prevent big
mistakes in the future," says Heinkel.
After they have finished their second
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McCutcheon
Student to
be B.C.'s
Rhodes
Scholar
UBC Physics graduate
student
Murray
McCutcheon
is B.C.'s latest
Rhodes
Scholar.
McCutcheon,
who also holds
an undergraduate degree in honours Physics
from UBC, will
pursue a two-
year program in philosophy, politics and
economics at Oxford.
"I hope to broaden my perspective of
the human world beyond my focused
research ofthe physical world," he says.
McCutcheon will complete his master's degree in Physics at UBC this year.
He studies the optical properties of semiconductors — substances that have partial conductivity and are used in integrated circuits and transistors.
In addition to his academic pursuits,
McCutcheon is a competitive triathlete.
He has been a regular participant in
UBC Intramural Sports triathlons and
was a member of the Canadian national
team.
He has also served as a representative
of the Physics Dept. for the Graduate
Student Society.
McCutcheon's UBC awards include
the President's Entrance Scholarship and
the Rudi Haering Medal for earning the
highest academic standing in his undergraduate Physics class.
The Rhodes Scholarship provides all
expenses for two years of study at Oxford University, with an option for a
third year. There are 11 scholarships
awarded across Canada with one allocated to B.C.
It requires a high level of scholastic
achievement, accomplishment in sport,
strong qualities of leadership and demonstrated public service.
A Radiology resident sees his experiment launched into outer space.
At Stake 8
Forum: Agricultural Sciences Dean Moura Quayle stands up for B.C. food.
"bacteria hidden
in sludge
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year of Commerce, students in
the program spend the summer
as interns at the best brokerage
houses in Toronto. They spend
their second summer working at
investment management companies in Vancouver.
The internships drop them
right into the action. They work
on company trading floors, do
market research, write reports
for analysts and attend workshops with top market experts
hand-picked by UBC Commerce
professors. All the while they
network with the best in the
capital market business.
Most of the students are just
19 or 20 when they are handed a
ticket to Toronto for their first
internship.
"We throw them into the pool
and expect them to swim,"
Heinkel says. "When they come
back in August the difference is
astounding."
It can be an intimidating transition, says Keith Eadie, now in
the program's second year.
"One summer I worked at a
golf course and the next summer
I found myself meeting high-
ranking people in the heart of
the financial industry," he says.
When the students return to
UBC in the fall, they assist senior
students in the operation of the
Foundation program's now $2.2-
million investment portfolio. They
take over management ofthe PMF
portfolio the following year.
The students decide what securities to buy and sell. Performance measurement firms in Toronto and Vancouver review their
overall results.
Since 1986, their management has helped take the portfolio from its starting point of
$300,000. Donations have
boosted it a further $1 million.
The earnings fund the program's
activities, including an annual
report, student airfares to Toronto, computers and other office overhead expenses.
Of the program's 86 graduates , 35 work in Vancouver firms,
17 are in Toronto, one in Montreal, 11 in New York, 10 in
London and others are established in solid careers in Hong
Kong, Sydney and Israel.
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Radiology resident Kevin Forkheim's experiment was one of two designed
by UBC researchers that were taken into space recently by the space shuttle
Discovery. The experiment, in which astronauts tested the effect of vitamin
D on bone loss, may aid in the treatment of osteoporosis. Results from the
second experiment, designed by Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Prof.
Don Brooks, will be used to improve techniques for separating healthy cells
from diseased ones in bone marrow transplantation. Brooks' experiments
have flown on four shuttle missions.
Shuttle blasts student
research into space
by Hilary Thomson
Staff writer
UBC Radiology resident Kevin
Forkheim's research is really taking off
— into space, that is.
Forkheim's osteoporosis research
project was recently blasted into orbit
aboard NASA's space shuttle Discovery.
Astronauts conducted a four-day test
to see if a vitamin D derivative can help
reverse the bone loss that occurs in
microgravity.
"Astronauts lose up to two per cent of
bone mass per month in space," says
Forkheim, who started his five-year residency in July. "We want to be able to
keep astronauts healthy on longer journeys such as missions to Mars which
may take more than two years to complete."
Information gained from the space
experiment may aid the development of
osteoporosis treatment on Earth. The
bone loss that occurs in space is identical to that experienced by osteoporosis
patients except it occurs more quickly in
space, says Forkheim.
Loss of gravity in space reverses the
body's natural programming to build
bone that can bear weight and strain.
Part of NASA's studies on aging, the
experiment involved introducing the vitamin derivative to bone-building cells
or osteoblasts that were taken from mice.
It is hoped that the vitamin can help
osteoblast cells function better in space.
The experiment builds on an earlier
project, carried on the November 1996
space shuttle Columbia, which showed
the osteoblasts reproduced and processed nutrients more slowly than on
Earth. The cells also changed their structure in space.
That experiment earned Forkheim a
prize as first runner-up for the Aerospace Medicine Association's Young Investigator of the Year award last spring.
About 1.5 million Canadians suffer
from osteoporosis.
The disease is characterized by loss of
bone mass and deterioration of bone
tissue.
One in four women and one in eight
men over the age of 50 get the disease,
which leads to increased bone fragility
and fractures — most often at the spine,
wrist or hip.
"About 70 per cent of hip fractures are
due to osteoporosis," Forkheim says.
"Between 20 and 30 per cent of patients
who sustain a hip fracture die within the
year from complications related to the
fracture."
Forkheim, who also holds a master's
degree in Computer Science, says he has
always been a space enthusiast.
Also interested in artificial intelligence
in medicine, he won a Medical Research
Council scholarship to attend the International Space University in Vienna to
contribute to the design of a computerized medical centre in space.
The International Space Station and
astronauts on missions of long duration
would use the centre to treat and prevent
medical problems in space.
Forkheim is conducting the osteoporosis experiment with a gynecology researcher in Israel.
Student workshop set
to improve tolerance
by Hilary Thomson
Staff writer
Despised, scorned and denied respect.
These words from Canada's criminal
code describe the victims of hate crime,
the focus of a new program offered by the
Women Students' Office fWSO).
The awareness and education workshop, called Not On Our Campus, was
launched after racist graffiti was
scrawled across a WSO poster promoting the Women of Colour Mentoring
Network.
"We wanted to respond to this type of
intolerant act as a community," says
Begum Verjee, WSO counsellor and co-
chair of the Not On Our Campus Committee, which has representatives from
across campus.
Addressing these acts through the
Safer Campus Peer Education Program
is a good fit since these issues are safety
issues, Verjee
says. _____b_________________i
The workshop aims to
help the campus community gain a
better understanding of
hate crime,
identify acts of
'We don't want to leave targeted
groups on their own."
— Laurie Minuk, WSO counsellor
intolerance, help individuals deal with
the trauma of being targeted and provide
information on resources.
Kyra Pretzer heads the student committee that developed the workshop.
"We want to take a stand against
certain attitudes and beliefs to make this
a toxic-free environment where everyone
can be comfortable with and respectful
of others," says Pretzer, a fourth-year
Sociology student.
The Not On Our Campus workshop
identifies a broad spectrum of intolerance, says Pretzer. It will also offer strategies to respond to acts of intolerance,
including a campus phone list for reporting incidents.
The Not On Our Campus Committee
aims to develop a data bank of reported
incidents that will provide a detailed,
objective picture of hate crimes at UBC.
Committee members recently invited
Sgt. Rick McKenna of the Vancouver City
Police Dept.'s hate crime team to talk to
the UBC community about hate crimes.
Racism, discrimination and hate crime
can be grouped to form a pyramid, says
McKenna.
At the bottom of the pyramid are
individual prejudicial thoughts, stereotyping and acts of prejudice such as
avoidance of disliked groups. These are
issues that can be addressed through
community education and action, he
says.
Illegal acts comprise other levels of
the pyramid. These acts range from discrimination and exclusion of privileges
to assault, terrorism and genocide.
In 1998 the hate crime team received
98 formal reports of crimes in B.C. that
are motivated by prejudice, McKenna
says.
One reported hate crime has occurred
at UBC since the team was established
18 months ago.
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racist and other
forms of graffiti
have appeared
on campus in
the same period
according   to
    committee
members.
B.C. law defines hate crime as a criminal offence
committed against a person or property
that is motivated by a prejudice or bias
against identified groups on the basis of
race, nation of origin, religion, gender,
sexual orientation, age, colour, language
or mental or physical disability.
If students, faculty or staff witness or
believe they are the targets of intolerance, they can contact Safer Campus coordinators at the WSO, deans and heads
of units, the Equity Office or the RCMP.
"This is a battle we're all in together,"
says WSO counsellor Laurie Minuk who
co-chairs the Not On Our Campus Committee. "We don't want to leave targeted
groups on their own — we want to provide a united response."
Not on Our Campus workshops for
students start this month. For further
information on the workshops call the
WSO at (604) 822-2415.
Wreck to give
lessons in literary life
A new all-student literary magazine
with a catchy title is coming to UBC in
the new year.
Wreck magazine will feature the best
in UBC student creative writing and
visual art.
"We know many students write fiction, poetry and drama. We want to
give them a chance to be published in
a professional quality magazine," says
Pam Galloway, Wreck's editor and a
Creative Writing graduate student.
"We're also looking for artwork and
photographs that will reproduce well
in black and white."
The production of Wreck is part of a
master's level course launched in 1997
which is aimed at teaching both the
theory and practice of magazine publishing with an emphasis on literary
and small magazines.
Galloway and 10 other Creative
Writing students make up Wreck's staff.
"We're trying to give students an idea
of how small magazines operate," says
Andrew Gray, sessional instructor of
Small Magazine Editing and Publishing
in the Creative Writing program.
Galloway and two assistant editors
will read and review submissions.
The best work will be included in
the magazine. Fiction pieces up to
3,000 words will be accepted and a
maximum of 10 pages for poetry.
Drama entries, such as monologues
or excerpts from plays, should be no
longer than 15 pages.
Gray says they are aiming for 100
copies of the first issue of Wreck in
March. It will be distributed across
campus and possibly in a few local
book stores.
Submissions should be sent to The
Editors, Wreck, Creative Writing,
Buchanan E-462, 1866 East Mall,
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1. E-mail:
wreck_magazine@hotmail.com
For submission guidelines check
the Web site at www.arts.ubc.ca/
crwr/wreck. 4 UBC Reports • January 7,1999
Calendar
January 10 through January 23
Sunday, Jan. 10
Green College Performing
Arts Group
Chamber Music For Piano, Violin
And Cello. Green College at 8pm.
Call 822-1878.	
Monday, Jan. 11
Mechanical Engineering
Seminar
Accessing The Digital Library -
Finding Mechanical Information
Electronically. Joy Kirchner, reference librarian. CEME 1204
from 3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-3770.
Biochemistry And Molecular
Biology Seminar
A Novel System For Translocating
Folded Proteins Across Cell Membranes. Joel Weiner, Medicine
and Oral Health Sciences, U of
Alberta. IRC #4 at 3:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-0789.
Astronomy Seminar
Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies
And The Origin Of Nuclear Activity. Sylvain Veilleux, U of Maryland. Hennings 318 at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-
2267.
Member Speaker Series
A Walk Through A Slum. Tariq
Bhanjee, School of Community
and Regional Planning. Green
College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Thematic Lecture Series
Soft Computing Control Of Complex Systems. Mo Jamshidi, U of
New Mexico. Green College at
7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
St. John's College Speaker
Series
The Baby Bloomers. Kazutoshi
Kase, Economics, U of Tokyo. St.
John's College Fireplace Lounge,
at 8pm. Call 822-8788	
Tuesday, Jan. 12
Health Promotion
Research Seminar
Death On The Downhill: A Six-
Year Review Of Alpine Skiing And
Snowboarding Fatalities In B.C.
Robert Cadman, Edith Cowan U.
IRC #4 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
822-2258.
Biotechnology Laboratory
Seminar
Insights Into The 'Uneasy Alliance' Between Hosts And Their
Cooperative Bacterial Partner.
Margaret McFall-Ngai; Edward
Ruby, Uof Hawaii. Wesbrook 100
at 12:30pm. Refreshments. Call
B. Finlay at 822-2210.
Botany Seminar
Rapid Intercellular Signaling And
Regulation Of Gene Expression In
The Wound Response. Bratislav
Stankovic, North Carolina State
U. BioSciences 2000 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Green College Speaker
Series
Priorities For Cutting Canadian
Taxes. Jon Kesselman, Economics. Green College at 5pm. Reception to follow. (Please note new
format/time.) Call 822-2878.
Wednesday, Jan. 13
School Of Music Concert
Wednesday Noon Hours. Beth
Orson, oboe: Larry Knopp, trumpet; Terence Dawson, piano.
Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm.
$3 at the door. Call 822-5574.
Lung Research Symposium
Advances In Lung Research. Various speakers. Plaza 500 Hotel,
500 W. 12th Ave. from l-6pm. To
register call 875-5470.
Obstetrics And Gynecology
Research Seminar
In Vivo Ovarian Responses To
Recombinant FSH With And Without Recombinant LH In Polycystic
Ovary Syndrome. Dr. Anthony
Cheung. B.C.'s Women's Hosp.
2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.
Geophysics Seminar
Geochemistry Of Okanagan Wine.
John Greenough, Okanagan College. Geophysics/Astronomy 260
at 3:30pm. Call 822-3278.
St. John's College Speaker
Series
A Quiet Invasion: Japanese Pop
Culture Influences Around The
World. Sharalyn Orbaugh, Asian
Studies. St. John's College 1080
at 5:15pm. Call 822-8788.
History And Memory Lecture
Series
When History And Memory Collide: Aboriginal Racial Intermixture On The British Columbia
Frontier. Jean Barman, Educational Studies. Green College at
7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Thursday, Jan. 14
Health, Safety And
Environment Course
Occupational First Aid Level I.
Vancouver Fire Hall #10, 2992
Wesbrook Mall, from 8:30am-
4:30pm. $90 includes CPR level A
certification. To register, call
Pamela Rydings 822-2029.
Earth And Ocean Sciences
Colloquium
TBA. Tom Pedersen. GeoSciences
330-Aat 12:30pm. Call 822-3278.
Sing Tao School Of
Journalism Informal Talk
Brown Bag Lunch. Beverley
Sinclair, editor. The Georgia
Straight. Sing Tao 104 from 12:30-
2pm. Call 822-6688.
Fine Arts Lecture
Assimilations's Terror: Walker
Evans' Depression And The
Trauma Of Photography. Eric
Rosenberg, art historian. Tufts U.
Lasserre 102at 12:30pm. Call 822-
2757.
Physics And Astronomy
Colloquium
Beta-Decay Studies In Laser Trap.
John Behr, TRIUMF. Hennings 201
at 4pm. Refreshments Hennings
325 at 3:45pm. Call 822-2137.
First Nations Discussion
Circle
Woman Of The Lake And Other
Pieces: A Reading. Duane Niatum,
Native American poet; storyteller.
Green College at 5pm. Call 822-
1878.
Friday, Jan. 15
Health Care And
Epidemiology Rounds
Assessing Bioaerosols In Elementary School Settings? Or Hey, Lady,
Are You Going To Shut The School
Down? Karen Bartlett, Interdisciplinary Studies. Mather 253 from
9-10am. Call 822-2772.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
End Of Life Care In Children. Joe
Custer. GF Strong Aud. from 9-
10am. Call Ruth Giesbrecht 875-
2307.
Fish 500 Seminar
First Nations' Ocean Interests And
Marine Protected Areas. Russ
Jones, Haida Fisheries Program.
Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room at
11:30am. Refreshments at 1 lam.
Call 822-4329.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Prolidase Deficiency: Rare But
Compelling. Dr. Peter Hechtman.
B.C.'s Children's Hosp D-308 at
12noon. Call 822-5312.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Seminar
Cardiac Lipoprotein Lipase. Friend
Or Foe In The Supply Of Fatty
AcidsToThe Diabetic Heart. Brian
Rodrigues. Cunningham 160 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-7795.
Classics And Women's
Studies Lecture
Divine Cunning: The Rebellions Of
Hera, Demeter And Aphrodite.
Ingrid Holmberg, U of Victoria.
BuchananD-202 at 12:30pm. Call
822-2889.
Germanic Studies Lecture
Literature After Death. Kristien
Hemmerechts, author. Buchanan
Penthouse at 12:30pm. Call 822-
6403.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar Series
Development Of A Health Hazard
Assessment Standard For Repeated
Mechanical Shock. Dan Robinson,
ergonomist, Human Factors Group,
B.C. Research. UBC Hosp. Koerner
Pavilion G-279 from 12:30-1:30pm.
Call 822-9302.
Adidas Noon Run: Resolution
Ramble
SUB North Plaza from 12:40-
1:15pm. Call 822-6000 or Web
site www.intramurals.ubc.ca.
Equality, Security And
Community Colloquium
Emmett Hall, Meet Robin Hood:
The Redistributive Consequences
Of Tax-Finance Health Care. Bob
Evans. Economics. Green College
at 3:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Chemical Engineering
Seminar
The Use Of Polyethylene Oxide As
Retention Aid In Papermaking
Using Mechanical Pulps. Peter
Pang. ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm.
Call 822-3238.
Classics And Women's
Studies Seminar
The Feminine Wiles Of Pandora:
Sex And Gender In Hesiod. Ingrid
Holmberg, U of Victoria. Buchanan
Penthouse at 4:30pm. Call 822-
2889.
Thunderbird Women's
Volleyball
Vs. University Of Alberta. War Memorial Gym at 6:15pm. Continues
Jan. 16 at 8pm. Adults $7: Youth
/Seniors S4; UBC Students S3;
Children under 12 free. Call 822-
2473 (UBC-BIRD) or Web site
www.athletics.ubc.ca.
Thunderbird Men's Volleyball
Vs. University Of Alberta. War Memorial Gym at 8pm. Continues
Jan. 16 at 6:15pm. Adults $7;
Youth/Seniors S4; UBC Students
$3; Children under 12 free. Call
822-2473 (UBC-BIRD) or Web site
www.athletics.ubc.ca.
Saturday, Jan. 16
Gallery Exhibition
Emily Carr/Jack Shadbolt: Heart
Of Darkness. Paintings/drawings
from the Belkin Art Gallery. Or
Gallery, 112 W. Hastings from 12-
5pm. Continues to Feb. 27. Closed
Sunday, Monday. Call 683-7395.
Sunday, Jan. 17
Masters Swim Meet
UBC Aquatic Centre from 7am-
5pm. Call 822-6000 or Web site
www.intramurals.ubc.ca.
School Of Music Concert
Pacific Baroque Orchestra. Music
Recital Hall at 2pm. Call 822-5574.
Monday, Jan. 18
Brown Bag Lunch/
Interactive Video Series
Graduate Student Supervision.
David Lam basement seminar
room from 12:30-1:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-9149.
Institute Of Applied
Mathematics Colloqium
Non-Linear Descriptor Systems.
Prof. Stephen L. Campbell, North
Carolina State U. CSCI 301 at
3:30pm. Call 822-4584.
Mechanical Engineering
Seminar
Engineering Research At Universities: Issues In Dealing With Industry. Anoush Poursartio, associate
dean. Research, Applied Science.
CEME 1204 from 3:30-4:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-3770.
Astronomy Seminar
The Evolution Of Clusters And Their
Galaxy Population As Probed in HI.
Jacqueline Van Gorkom, Columbia
U. Hennings 318 at 4pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-2267.
Intersecting Asian
Sexualities Series Lecture
But Isn't It Sexual?The Freudian Slip
Beneath The Ethnographic Gaze.
Laurel Kendall, American Museum
OfNatural History. CKChoi 120from
4-5:30pm. Call 822-4688.
Member Speaker Series
Stress Less: The Role Of Cognitive
Appraisals In the Stress Process.
Jodi Morris, Counselling Psychology. Green College at 5:30pm. Call
822-1878.
Slide Show And Discussion
Working Abroad With Medecins
Sans Frontleres/Doctors Without
Borders. Dr. David Moore. Vancouver Public Library, central
branch. Alma VanDusen Room at
7:30pra. Call 732-0673.
Science And Society
The Culture Of Mania. Emily Martin,
Anthropology, Princeton U. Green
College at 8pm. Call 822-1878.
St. John's College Speaker
Series
Explaining The Emergence OfThe
Modern Industrial Economy: Why
Was England First? Alex Whalley,
Economics. St. John's College.
Fireplace Lounge at 8:00 pm. Call
822-8788	
Tuesday, Jan. 19
Botany Seminar
Discrimination Between Self And
Nonself; The Het-C Mediated Vegetative Incompatibility In Neurospora  Crassa.   Jennifer  Wu.
BioSciences 2000 from 12:30 -
1:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Microbiology And
Immunology Seminar
New Avenues For The Development
Of Broad-Based Antipathogenic
Drugs. Francois Jean, Vollum Institute. Wesbrook 100 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
Centre For Chinese
Research Seminar
Urban Sustainability In China:
Problems And Evaluation. Yin
Yongyuan. CK Choi 129 from
12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.
Oceanography Seminar
Egg Production Of Calanus
Finmarchicus In The Western
North Atlantic. Robert Campbell.
BioSciences 1465at3:30pm. Call
822-3278.
Green College Speaker
Series
Community And Social Order In
The Great Tew Circle. Paul
Stanwood, English. Green College at 5pm. Reception to follow.
(Please note new format/time).
Call 822-1878.	
Wednesday, Jan. 20
Centre For Japanese
Research Seminar
The Nature Of Financial Crisis In
Asia. Masaru Yoshitomi, vice-
chair, Research Institute, Long-
term Credit Bank of Japan. CK
Choi 120 from 10:30 11:30am.
Call 822-2629.
School Of Music Concert
Wednesday Noon Hours.
Campbell Ryga, saxophone; Ross
Taggart, piano; Torben Oxbol,
bass; Blaine Wikjord, drums.
Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm.
$3 at the door. Call 822-5574.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Research Seminar
Calcium As A Second Messenger
In Ovarian Cells. Pearly Lee.
B.C.'s Women's Hosp. 2N35 at
2pm. Call 875-3108.
Geophysics Seminar
Bayesian Blocks: A New Method
Of Data Analysis. Jeffrey Scargle,
Ames/NASA. Geophysics/Astronomy 260 at 3:30pm. Call
822-3278.
Respiratory Research
Seminar Series
Regional And Global Oxygenation In The Critically 111. James
Russell. VGH. doctors' residence,
third floor conference room from
5-6pm. Call 875-5653.
Comparative Literature
Corrupt Language: The Meta-
phoric Production Of Desire In
Elizabeth Smart's Poetry. Meira
Cook. Green College at 5pm. Call
1 822-1878.
UBC REPORTS
CALENDAR POLICY AND DEADLINES
The UBC Reports Calendar lists university-related or
university-sponsored events on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland.
Calendar items must be submitted on forms available
fromthe UBC Public Affairs Office, 310-6251 Cecil Green
Park Road, Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1. Phone: UBC-INFO
(822-4636). Fax: 822-2684. An electronic form can be
foundathttp://www.pubHcaJfeirs.ubc.ca/reports. Please
limit to 35 words. Submissions for the Calendar's Notices
section may be limited due to space.
Deadline for the Jan. 21 issue of UBC Reports —
which covers the period Jan. 24 to Feb. 6 — is noon,
Jan. 12. Calendar
UBC Reports - January 7,1999 5
January 10 through January 23
Theatre
Over The Moon. Mean Martin.
Frederic Wood Theatre at 7:30pm.
Continues to Jan. 30. Adult $15;
Student/Senior$9. Call 822-2678.
Thursday, Jan. 21
Pathology Distinguished
Lecture Series
Platelets: Going With The Flow
(Flow Cytometric Analyses Of
Platelets And Other Things). Dr.
John Freedman, St. Michaels
Hosp., Toronto. VGH, Eye Care
Centre Aud. at 8am. Call Bruce
Verchere at 875-2490.
Pine Arts Lecture
Women Painters And The Arrangement Of Flowers. Ann
Bermingham, UC-Santa
Barbara. Lasserre 102 at
12:30pm. Call 822-2757.
Earth And Ocean Sciences
Colloquium
Glacio-Volcanic Interactions In
Iceland. Helgi Bjornsson, U. of
Iceland. GeoSciences 330-A at
12:30pm. Call 822-3278.
Inter-Cultural Studies In
Asia Seminar
The Hero's Walk. Anita Badami,
writer in residence. CK Choi 120
from 1-2:30pm. Call 822-2629.
Physics And Astronomy
Colloquium
Large Scale Structure In The Universe: What Can We Learn? Marc
Davis, UC-Berkeley. Hennings 201
at 4pm. Refreshments Hennings
325 at 3:45pm. Call 822-2137.
CICSR Distinguished Lecture
Series
Life After Geometric Modelling In
CAD/CAM. Bahram Ravani, UC-
Davis. CICSR/CS 208 at 4pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-6894.
UBC Winterfest
Pub Pictionary, Co-Rec Broomball,
Cosmic Curling, Ice Sculpture,
Cosmic Ice Skate. Wintersports
Centre from7:30-12:30pm. $100/
team. Register to Jan. 20. Call
822-6000 or Web site
www.intramurals.ubc.ca.
Friday, Jan. 22
Health Care And
Epidemiology Rounds
Social Inequality, Population
Health And Housing. Jim Dunn,
Centre for Health Services and
Policy Research. Mather 253 from
9-10am. Call 822-2772.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Tuberculosis: Scientific And Artistic Representations. Dr. David
Speert; Richard Cavell, English.
GF Strong Aud. from 9- 10am. Call
Ruth Giesbrecht at 875-2307.
Pish 500 Seminars
IncreasingThe Efficiency of'Pingers'
To Reduce Cetacean By Catch In
Commercial Fisheries; Trawl Discards And Seabirds In British Columbia: A Free Lunch For All?
Kristin Kaschner, Zoology; Alasdair
Beattie, Fisheries Centre. Hut B-8,
Ralf Yorque Room at 11:30am. Refreshments at 1 lam. Call 822-4329.
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar Series
Gender AndTechnology: Accounting For Invisible Work In Job De
sign. Ellen Balka, SFU. UBC Hosp.-
Koerner Pavilion G-279 from
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9302.
English Lecture
StiarmPoitockReadsFromHerPlays.
Sharon Pollock. Buchanan Penthouse at 12:30pm. Call 822-4225.
Adidas Noon Run
Couch Potato Run. SUB North
Plaza from 12:40-1:15pm. Call
822-6000 or Web site
www.intramurals.ubc.ca.
Chemical Engineering
Seminar
Effect Of Average Flame Heat Flux
On Rotary Kilns Processing
Particulate Matters. Sanjiv
Dhanjal. Chemical Engineering
206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
Thunderbird Women's
Basketball
Vs. University Of Victoria. War
Memorial Gym at 6:15pm. Continues to Jan. 23. Adults $7; Youth
& Seniors $4; UBC Students $3;
Children under 12 free. Call 822-
2473 (UBC-BIRD) or Web site
www.athletics.ubc.ca.
Thunderbird Men's
Basketball
Vs. University Of Victoria. War
Memorial Gym at 7:45pm. Adults
$7; Youth/Seniors $4; UBC Students $3; Children under 12 free.
Continues to Jan. 23. Call 822-
2473 (UBC-BIRD) or Web site
www.athletics.ubc.ca.
Chan Centre Concert
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Keri-Lynn Wilson, conductor.
Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 8pm. Call
Ticketmaster 280-3311 or 822-
2697 for information.
Saturday, Jan. 23
Chan Centre Concert
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Keri-Lynn Wilson, conductor.
Chan Centre Chan Shun Concert Hall at 8pm. Call
Ticketmaster 280-3311 or 822-
2697 for information.
Vancouver In?' -tfjO ? Lecture
Will Theatr ^A^ive? Sharon
Pollock -dp"right. IRC#2 at
8:15p.C*^ll 822-3131.
Notices
Language Programs
Registration is underway for con- j
versational programs and Ian-  ■
guage and culture courses in j
French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Ara- ■
bic, Punjabi, Greek, Swedish, and
Russian.  Morning,  afternoon,
evening, and Saturday classes j
begin Jan. 23. Call 822-0800.
Research Study
I am a grad student looking for
families with an autistic
child(ren) to answer a questionnaire regarding the effects of raising autistic children. The child
must be seven years old or
younger. Please call Keri Smalley
738-8025.
University Exchange
Programs
Applications will be accepted until
Jan. 11, 1999. Call 822-0942 or
Web site www.international.ubc.ca.
TRIUMF Public Tours
An 80 min. tour takes take place
every Wednesday and Friday at
1:00pm. Free parking. Continues to Apr. 30. To arrange for a
group tour call 222-7355 or Web
site www.triumf.ca/.
Volleyball
Faculty, Staff and Grad Students
Volleyball Group. Every Monday
and Wednesday. Osborne Centre
Gym A from 12:30-1:30pm. No
fees. Drop-ins and regular
attendees welcome for friendly
competitive games. Call 822-4479
or e-mail kdcs@unixg. ubc.ca.
UBC Zen Society
Each Monday during term (except holidays) meditation session. Asian Centre Tea Gallery
from l:30-2:20pm. All welcome.
Call 822-2573.
UBC Campus Tours
The Student Recruitment Office
offers guided walking tours of
the UBC campus. The tour begins at 9:30am every Friday
morning at Brock Hall. To book a
tour please call 822-4319.
Museum Of Anthropology
Exhibition
Hereditary Chiefs Of Haida Gwaii;
Attributed To Edenshaw: Identifying The Hand Of The Artist;
From Under The Delta: Wet-Site
Archaeology In The Lower Fraser
Region Of British Columbia. Call
822-5087.
UBC Fencing Club
UBC Fencing Club meets every
Wednesday 8:30-10:30pm, Friday
6-10pm and Sunday 3-7pm in
Osborne Gym A. Learn decision
making, poise and control. Newcomers welcome. Drop-in fee.
Leave message at 878-7060.
UBC Birding
Join a one-hour birding walk
around UBC Campus, every Thursday at 12:30pm. Meet at the Rose
Garden flagpole. Bring binoculars
if you have them. For details, call
Jeremy Gordon 822-8966.
Female Volunteers
Daughters who have returned
home to live with their parents are
needed for a PhD psychology study.
An interview at your convenience
is required. Please call Michele
269-9986.
Chan Centre Tours
Free tours of the Chan Centre
for the Performing Arts are held
every Tuesday. Meet in the Chan
Centre main lobby at noon. Special group tours can be booked
through www.chancentre.com or
at 822-1815.
Research Study
5-12 year old children are needed
to participate in UBC Psychology
research to learn more about the
ways children respond to questions about cartoons and stories.
Please call Dr. Johnston's lab at
822-9037.
UBC Children's Art Program
UBC Art Education faculty invites children 7-12 years to participate in a unique art course
Saturdays at the Vancouver Art
Gallery (Jan. 30-March 13,
1999). Fee $25. E-mail
llackey@interchange.ubc.ca or
call Lara Lackey at 822-5422.
Thunderbird Winter Sports
Centre
Public Skating 8:30am-4:30pm.
$3; free before noon for UBC
students. Casual Hockey
8:30am-4:30pm. $3.75/hr. M-
F; free before noon for UBC students. Squash and Racquetball.
UBC staff $7.50/court; UBC students $6/court. For info call 822-
6121.
Statistical Consulting And
Research Lab (SCARL)
SCARL offers long or short term
statistical and analytical assistance to UBC researchers. Resources include expertise in many
areas of statistical methodology
and a variety of statistical software. Web site: www.stat.ubc.ca/
-scarl, e-mail: scarl@stat.ubc.ca
or call 822-4037.
50th Anniversary Law
Review
The UBC Law Review is publishing
a 50th anniversary commemorative issue and is looking for law
school alumni and faculty to submit articles. Please contact the re- j
view at 822-3066; fax 822-4633 or
e-mail: lawrev@interchange.ubc.ca
for details. Submissions deadline
is Jan. 15,1999.
Participants Needed
For a study involving public participation in B.C. environmental
policies conducted by Eco-Risk
Research Unit. We offer $20 for
1.5 hours of your time. UBC staff
and graduate students are particularly welcomed (fluency in
English is required). If interested,
please phone 822-0551 for more
details.
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Attention: UBC Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students
On-line Courses Start Monday, January 11, 1999, in
Technology-Based Distributed Learning
For UBC Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students
DE&T will accept late registration up to January 15. pending maximum enrolment limits.
Experience the difference. You may enroll as a regular student (graded) or audit student (non-graded) and
join us on-line for 13 weeks starting January 11, 1999, in one or both ofthe following graduate-level
courses:
ADED 501 (SOC.ISSUES)
"Social Issues in Technology-Based Distributed Learning"
EDST561g(SLCT&uSE)
"Selecting and Using Technologies for Distributed Learning"
Over 100 post-secondary professionals and UBC graduate students are learning about
technology-based distributed learning through this on-line, post-graduate, certificate
program. Linked through the Internet from as many as 17 different countries,
students interact with each other and their instructors via a course Web site to discuss
issues in the field and collaborate on assignments. Participants should be highly
proficient in English and comfortable with using email, Netscape 3.1 and a computer
keyboard.   Tutors include Tony Bates, Mark Bullen and Diane Janes, all from
Distance Education and Technology, Continuing Studies, at UBC.
For course information and registration, visit the Web site:
To ask about tuition waivers and other payments, email:
http://itesm.cstudies.ubc.ca/info/
heather.francis@ubc.ca 6 UBC Reports • January 7, 1999
Writing
Centre
The UBC Writing Centre offers sit- or
twelve-week non-credit courses emphasizing
English writing for academic, technical and
research purposes. Classes are held on the
UBC campus.
Writing 097:
Introduction to Composition
Begins Saturday, Jan 16. $245.
Writing 098: Preparation for
University Writing and the LPI
Day and time vary by section. $245.
Writing 099: Advanced Composition
Begins Wednesday, Jan 20. $245.
Report and Business Writing
Begins Tuesday, Jan 19. $245.
Getting Ahead with Grammar
Begins Saturday, Jan 23 or
Tuesday, Feb 23. $175.
Speak Up!
Begins Saturday, Mar 6. $175.
Survival Skills for
Academic Excellence
Begins Tuesday, Jan 19. $175.
The Practical Journal:
Strategies for Composition
Begins Thursday, Feb 25. $175
New for 1999...
Writing for Graduate Students
This six-week course helps graduate
students with English as an additional
language with their technical or
academic theses, articles and reports.
Begins Wednesday, Jan 20. $175.
Effective and Ethical Tutoring
Workshops offer senior undergraduate
or graduate students the opportunity
to extend their knowledge of tutoring
at the university level. Tutors receive
a written evaluation of their performance at the end of the course.
Begins Tuesday, Jan 19. $175.
Information:
822-9564
www.cstudies.ubc.ca/wc
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In Conjunction with
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Proudly Presents
The 5th Annual
INTERNATIONAL FITNESS, STRENGTH
& CONDITIONING CONFERENCE
February 20,1999
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The classified advertising rate is $16.50 for 35 words or less. Each additional word
is 50 cents. Rate includes GST. Ads must be submitted in writing 10 days before
publication date to the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1, accompanied by payment in cash, cheque (made out to UBC
Reports) or journal voucher. Advertising enquiries: UBC-INFO (822-4636).
The deadline for the Jan. 21 issue of UBC Reports is noon, Jan. 12.
Accommodation
POINTGREYGUESTHOUSEAperfect
spot to reserve accommodation
for guest lecturers or other university
members who visit throughout the
year. Close to UBC and other
Vancouver attractions, a tasteful
representation of our city and of
UBC.4103W. 10th Ave., Vancouver,
BC, V6R 2H2. Call or fax 222-4104.
TINA'S GUEST HOUSE Elegant
accommodation in Point Grey
area. Min. to UBC. On main bus
routes. Close to shops and
restaurants. Includes TV, tea and
coffee making, private phone/
fridge. Weekly rates available.
Call 222-3461. Fax: 222-9279.
GREEN COLLEGE GUEST HOUSE
Five suites available for
academic visitors to UBC only.
Guests dine with residents and
enjoy college life. Daily rate $54
plus $ 14/day for meals Sun-Thurs.
Call 822-8660 for more
information and availability.
BAMBURY   LANE      Bed   and
breakfast. View of beautiful BC
mountains, Burrard Inlet and city.
Clean, comfortable. Use of living
room, dining room, and kitchen.
Min. to UBC, shops and city. Daily,
weekly and winter rates. Call or
fax 224-6914.	
GAGE COURT SUITES Spacious 1
BR guest suites with equipped
kitchen, TV and telephone.
Centrally located near SUB,
aquatic centre and transit. Ideal
for visiting lecturers, colleagues
and families. 1999 rates $85-$ 121
per night. Call 822-1010.	
PENNY FARTHING INN 2855 West
6th. Heritage house, antiques, wood
floors, original stained glass. 10 min.
to UBC and downtown. Two blocks
from restaurants, buses. Scrumptious
full breakfasts. Entertaining cats.
Views. Phones in rooms. E-mail:
farthing@uniserve.com or call 739-
9002.	
B  &  B  BY  LOCARNO  BEACH
Walk to UBC along the ocean.
Quiet exclusive neighborhood.
Near buses and restaurants.
Comfortable rooms with TV and
private bath. Full breakfast.
Reasonable rates. Non-smokers
only please. Call 341-4975.
ST.  JOHN'S COLLEGE  GUEST
Rooms. Private rooms, located
on campus, available for visitors
attending UBC on academic
business. Private bathroom,
double beds, telephone,
television, fridge, and meals five
days per week. Competitive
rates. Call for information and
availability 822-8788.	
ALMA BEACH B&B Beautiful,
immaculate, bright rooms with
ensuite in elegant, spacious home.
Two blocks to Jericho Beach/
Vancouver Yacht Club. Gourmet
breakfast. Central location to
downtown/UBC.N/S.Call221-0551.
SABBATICAL IN PARIS? Ideal fully
furnished studio. Steps from new
bibliotheque, bus, metro, shopping.
Sep. kitchen. New TV/video stereo
system. U/G parking. Generous
closet space. Sept. '99-Jun. '00 or
anyfive-month period. Reasonable
rent. E-mail cpfb@unixg.ubc.ca or
call 732-9016.
Accommodation
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THOMAS GUEST HOUSE 2395 W.
18th Ave. Visitors and students of
UBC are most welcome. 15 min.
to UBC or downtown by bus. Close
to restaurants and shops. Daily
rates from $50 to $ 100. Please call
and check it out at 737-2687.
CAMILLA   HOUSE    Bed   and
Breakfast. Best accommodation
on main bus routes. Includes
television, private phone and
bathroom. Weekly reduced
rates. Call 737-2687. Fax 737-2586.
SPACIOUS FURNISHED one BR
basement suite. Quiet, large cozy
knotty cedar living room. Private
entrance, shared laundry and
garden, S. Granville location. Near
bus to UBC or parking avail. $750
per mo. incl. util., cable. N/S, N/P.
Call 261-7153.
DUNBAR/MACKENZIE  HEIGHTS
new 2 BR bright spacious garden-
level suite, fenced patio, extra-
large kitchen with D/W, plenty
of cupboards, double sink, self-
cleaning oven. Shared laundry.
N/S. Refs. Children welcome.
Feb. 1. Call 731-9519.	
AVAIL IMMED. One BR bsmt. suite,
new home 11th and Carnarvon/
Kits. Bright south-facing, lots of
windows, high ceilings, private/
sep. entrance , walkway. Fully
turn., all appl, cable, util. incl. N/S,
N/P, $700/mo. Call 738-3894.
RELIABLE HOUSESITTING FAMILY
Among the residences that we
havecaredforarethoseofuniversity
professors, musicians, consultants,
family, and friends. We are working
university graduates. Loving care
for pets. Contact Julia and Dustinat
j_dlynx@direct.ca or 9400548.
Services
LASQUETI ISLAND RETREAT. One-
eighth share, 42 acres, south
facing half-mile waterfront. Four
miles walk from False Bay Ferry.
Mature second growth forest.
Ground water supply. For
information call part-owner
Carter at (604) 731-7755.
UBC FACULTY MEMBERS who are
looking to optimize their RRSP,
faculty pension and retirement
options call Don Proteau, RFP or
Doug Hodgins, RFP of the HLP
Financial Group for a
complimentary consultation.
Investments available on a no-
load basis. Call for our free
newsletter, Serving faculty members
since 1982. Call 687-7526. E-mail:
dproteau@hlp.fpc.ca
dhodgins@hlp.fpc.ca.
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$579 8 UBC Reports ■ January 7, 1999
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Stakes in the ground
by Moura Quayle
Mowa Quayle is dean ofthe Faculty
of Agricultural Sciences. Following is a
summary of Stakes in the Ground, a
report she prepared for B.C. 's Ministry
of Agriculture and Food. Last month.
Agriculture Minister Corky Evans appointed two new members to the Agricultural Land Commission in response
to the report. The full report is on the
ministry's Website at www.agf.gov.bc.ca
Six months ago B.C.'s minister of
Agriculture and Food asked me
to review and report on what is
meant by "provincial interest" under the
Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) Act.
People from Dawson Creek. Creston,
Williams Lake, Nanaimo and beyond
voiced passionate and pointed opinions
about the state of agriculture in B.C.
Comments ranged from 'Young farmers cannot get the financing they need to
buy the land" to The ALR [Agriculture
Land Reserve] is precious—no means no"
and "How are communities going to grow
if they cannot expand into the ALR?"
As we approach the millennium, issues
of globalization, food safety and security,
bio-regional ecology, sustainable communities, rural and urban community form
and technological growth should be influencing our policy-making.
Therefore, we need a much broader
approach to the future of agriculture.
Preservation policies in isolation are not
enough. However, when we are defining
provincial interest in the agricultural land
commission act and deciding ifland should
be taken out of the land reserve, the
preservation argument holds strong.
The definition I propose recognizes that
provincial interest is a province-wide public interest with long-term consequences.
The preservation of any resource is
based on scarcity, sensitivity and difficulty of replacement. Agricultural lands
are no exception.
Less than three per cent of B.C.'s land
is capable of supporting agriculture. Just
over one per cent is considered prime
agricultural land and less than 0.01 per
cent is capable of producing the tree fruit
we associate with "grown-in-B.C. pride."
Before the agricultural land reserve
was established in 1973, more than 6,000
hectares of prime agricultural land was
lost to urban development each year.
Other uses for land in the agricultural
reserve should only be considered if they
cannot be relocated, or result in a "no net
loss" to die area's agricultural capabilities —
that is, replace the land in the reserve with an
equal, larger or better agricultural site.
When cabinet reviews an application
for inclusion, exclusion or designation
change in the ALR, the decision-making
process should be open and accountable.
Some ways of accomplishing this include:
• Establishment of a provincial
agrologist, similar to the provincial
forester or provincial health officer;
• Requiring a written submission and comments from the commission at the beginning of a provincial interest referral;
• A discussion paper prepared by the
board summarizing the application;
• Release of the board's report for public
review before cabinet's decision. To
ensure accountability, both the board
and cabinet should be required to make
their decisions relative to the new proposed definition of provincial interest
and hold landowners accountable for
exclusions by requiring specialized
contracts making sure that the project
proceeds as promised.
One ofthe concerns raised in the con
sultations was that no one will want to
farm in the future if we do not improve the
conditions and rewards. And if no one
wants to farm, how do we retain and
increase our provincial food security —
home-grown food?
Farmers no longer urge their children to
follow in their footsteps. We need an immediate strategy to encourage young people to
study agricultural-related professions and
activities, and ways to encourage innovation
in agriculture. How can people's creative
ideas be supported and implemented?
I have recommended establishing a
B.C. lands trust whereby citizens would
be encouraged to donate land or cash
assets to the trust to provide support for
"beginning" farmers and for innovation.
We must renew the pride of a future in
farming.
An agriculture infrastructure fund could
recapture funds lost by changes to the ALR
and support resident farmers and producers, thus creating jobs and turning agriculture into an even stronger economic
generator. The fund would also support
farmers in their roles as stewards of habitat and guardians of the environment.
There are many more questions. How do
citizens find out about agriculture? How
much do people actually know about where
their food comes from? How safe is it and who
produces it?
The agricultural sector has incredible
potential for growth and job creation. Consumer demand for "whole" and organic
foods is increasing.
There is an opportunity for British Columbia to lead the way in sustainable
agriculture initiatives. This means we must
fund basic agricultural research and balance it with applied industry-based research for innovative solutions in agriculture and food production.
Quayle
We have an incredible opportunity
to expand an industry ranked as the
third-largest employer in the province,
larger than mining or fishing.
I also recommend combining the agricultural and forest land commissions
as well as broadening the ALC's mandate to incorporate land management.
It is also timely for the ALC and B.C.
municipalities to develop plans for marginal agricultural lands and evaluate
potential changes on the basis of agricultural capability, no net loss and
effects on adjacent agricultural lands.
Without the courage to hold firm, with
stakes in the ground, there will be no
incentive to face competing land uses.
We must halt the slow but steady
erosion of our food resources and support our agricultural industries. We
must dig in, take responsibility, and
make sure that future generations have
a vibrant agricultural land base.
People
Associate dean of Arts Neil Guppy has been appointed
associate vice-president. Academic Programs.
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work with Barry McBride, vice-president. Academic and
Provost, to develop and implement the academic plan, one of
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and interdisciplinary and international opportunities are
some of the goals of the plan.
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undergraduates, and a new co-operative education program
for students in the Faculty of Arts.
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Board of Governors.
The 1998 President's Environmental Award was presented
recently to Joanne Hirshfield.
safety officer at UBC's 5000-hectare
Malcolm Knapp Research Forest in
Maple Ridge.
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UBC employee for exceptional
contributions towards environmental awareness and protection.
Hirshfield's accomplishments
include addressing issues related to
fuel storage tanks in the forest and
assessing and identifying the
potential environmental impacts of
various forest activities.
Hirshfield
Brian Evans and George McLaughlin have been elected
to four-year terms on the UBC Staff Pension Plan Board.
Evans is electronic services manager at TRIUMF.
McLaughlin is acting superintendent of facilities services in
Plant Operations.
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Alumni Achievement Awards.
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first time this year. The award
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