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 Volume 31, Number 2
Faculty vote in favor of agreement revisions
The UBC Faculty Association has
voted overwhelmingly in favor of
ratifying revisions to the Framework
Agreement for Collective Bargaining,
the document which regulates formal
relationships between faculty members
and the administration.
In a total vote of 688 members of the
bargaining unit, 87.6 per cent (603)
voted in favor of the amendments, 11.8
per cent (81) voted against and there
were four spoiled ballots.
The revised agreement must also be
approved by UBC's Board of Governors,
which next meets on Feb. 7.
The Framework Agreement, which
establishes a set of procedures for
bargaining outside the B.C. Labour
Code, continues to include a section
that prohibits strikes by the faculty and
lockouts by the University.
Major changes agreed to by the
University and the Association in
bargaining that began in February, 1984
•  A three-person arbitration panel
replaces the present single arbitrator on
salary matters;
• The decision of the panel is binding
if unanimous; if the decision is not
unanimous, the arbitrator's decision can
be rejected by the UBC Board of
• If the arbitration award is rejected
by the Board, the items which are
awarded unanimously are binding and
total compensation to the faculty shall
be no less favorable than that proposed
in writing by the University during
• The criteria to be used by the
arbitration board in considering salary
awards are specified in some detail.
Other framework agreement
amendments relate to the following:
Discretionary Funds: In a year in
which no general salary increase is
negotiated, the president may allocate
limited discretionary increases after
informing the Faculty Association;
Grievance Procedures: Grievances
concerning administrative appointments
are now specifically excluded from the
Currently on display in UBC's Asian Centre is a replica of Thailand's
equivalent of England's Magna Carta. The late 13th-century stone pillar has
inscribed on it information about the Thai alphabet developed by King
Ramkamhaeng the Great. A Thai princess presented the replica to
President George Pedersen during his pre-Christmas visit to Southeast Asia in
recognition of UBC's promotion of the Thai language.
faculty suspends
admission to first year
UBC's Faculty of Education plans to
begin implementing in 1986 revised
admission and program requirements for
its two major undergraduate degrees —
the Bachelor of Education for those
planning to teach in elementary and
secondary schools.
As part of a plan to implement the
new requirements, the education faculty
received approval Wednesday (Jan. 16)
from UBC's Senate to suspend admission
in September, 1985 to the first year of
Bachelor of Education degree programs.
The proposal also requires the approval
of UBC's Board of Governors, which next
meets on Feb. 7.
The fact that no new students will be
enrolled in first year in September
should not cause any disruption in the
studies of students who intend to enter
the teaching profession, Senate was told
by Dr. Daniel Birch, dean of UBC's
Faculty of Education.
"At present," he said, "the majority
of B.Ed, students begin their University
studies enrolled in other degree
programs and transfer into the education
faculty after a year or more of study
and many regional college students will
still transfer into second or third year
of the B.Ed, program.
"Most year one students — there are
93 this year — who are currently
enrolled for the B.Ed, degree take all
their courses in the Faculties of Arts or
Dean Birch added: "Those students
who planned to enrol in the first year
of the B.Ed, program in September, 1985
should register in some other appropriate
UBC faculty in anticipation that they
will be able to enter the Faculty of
Education later, providing they meet the
requirements that will be implemented
in 1986."
He said approval would be sought
for the revised admission and degree
requirements at forthcoming 1985
Senate meetings.
Dean Birch also told Senate that the
education faculty "does not at this time
have assurance of the resources
required to maintain all programs in
special education." As a result, no new
students will be admitted to the first or
second years of the B.Ed, degree
program in special education, which
trains teachers to deal with the mildly
However, students currently enrolled
in the program and those accepted for
transfer to the third year will be
provided with a full program if they
progress toward degree completion at a
reasonable rate, he said. The dean
expressed a commitment to teacher
education for special needs children and
the hope that new students will be
admitted in 1986.
New dates set
for Open House
UBC's 1985 Open House, scheduled
for March 8, 9 and 10, has been
postponed until October, when it will be
staged as part of National Universities
The first National Universities Week,
organized by the Association of
Universities and Colleges of Canada,
was held in 1983. Following the
successful completion of the first
NUW, a national committee co-chaired
by UBC president Dr. George Pedersen
recommended that the event continue
every other year.
In announcing the postponement,
President Pedersen said it would be
more efficient, both financialy and in
terms of human resources, to stage a
single UBC event as part of a national
program of university community
relations, rather than two separate
He said it was proposed that the
faculties which were scheduled to
stage the March event — Arts, Science,
Education, Law and Commerce —
would be open to the public on Oct. 25,
26 and 27. UBC Reports, January 23,1985
$1 million gift
David Lam library
in Commerce opens
A major research facility for the
business community will be officially
opened at UBC tomorrow (Jan. 24).
The David Lam Management Research
Library will be the first of its kind in
Canada and will be available to
business researchers at UBC or in the
private or public sectors.
Research materials and staffing of the
library have been made possible
through a $1 million gift from Vancouver
businessman David Lam and his family.
Mr. Lam, well-known in the Canadian
real estate industry, was recently
appointed to the Bank of B.C.'s board of
directors and this week returned from a
business trip to Hong Kong on behalf of
the bank. He says he is making the gift
as a visible expression of his gratitude to
Canada and B.C. for the opportunities
he has enjoyed here as an immigrant
from Hong Kong.
Mr. Lam took a diploma in the
appraisal option of the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration's
urban land economics course at UBC
in 1972, and his daughter Doreen
graduated with a bachelor of commerce
degree from the University last year.
Taking part in the ceremony in
addition to Mr. Lam will be UBC
chancellor Robert Wyman, UBC
President George Pedersen, chairman of
UBC's Board of Governors David
McLean, Dean Peter Lusztig of the
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration, and Mr. R. Bev Harrison,
Science offers
help for ailing
forest industry
Biotechnology, an area with tremendous
potential for Canada's ailing forest
industry, will be the subject of an
international conference being organized
by UBC's Faculty of Forestry Feb. 21 and
The conference, sponsored by the
Science Council of Canada, will
explore the application of biotechnology,
gene splicing and genetic engineering
to the nation's leading industry.
Biotechnology has already had a
significant impact on the agriculture,
pharmaceutical and energy industries.
"A dollar of science is worth 10 in the
forest," is the succinct view of
conference organizer Les Reed, former
assistant deputy minister of the
Canadian Forest Service. Mr. Reed is
now a professor of forestry at UBC
under a special arrangement with the
Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
The UBC conference will be the first
of its kind held in Canada. "Canada is
the leading forestry nation in the
world," said Prof. Reed. "We have to
direct more scientific research to its
problems, especially those related to our
timber supply."
Leading researchers from Scandinavia,
the U.S. and Canada will participate in
the conference.
"We're also going to invite some of
the best young graduate students in
Canada," said Prof. Reed. "Many of
them haven't made up their minds about
the area of research they are going to
pursue yet. If we can turn on their
enthusiasm we will have a generation
of scientists applying biotechnology to
NSERC is providing $12,000 for the
♦ravel expenses of about 15 graduate
students invited to the conference.
chairman of the faculty's advisory
Major users of the library are
expected to include faculty members,
graduate students, senior undergraduates
as well as researchers in the business
community outside of the University.
The library is on the third floor of the
Angus Building.
Donner grant
aids native
A three-year grant totalling $55,500
has been approved by the Donner
Canadian Foundation to help fund a
Master of Education program in
Educational Administration for native
Indians at UBC.
Prof. Verna Kirkness, director of native
Indian education at UBC, said the
grant would make it possible to expand
the administrative program, thereby
creating further opportunities for
graduates of UBC's Native Indian
Teacher Education Program (NITEP) as
well as for other native Indian students
in B.C. and the rest of Canada.
The master's program, the only one
offered in Canada, was introduced by
UBC in September of 1984, with four
full-time students. Enrolment is expected
to increase to 11 in 1985-86.
Prof. Kirkness said a significant
number of NITEP grads now have had
several years of teaching experience, and
some are school principals. Their need
is for further education in administration.
She said students need on-site
experience in both native Indian and
urban administrative settings.
"Native Indian people are taking
charge of their educational systems,"
she said. "Inherent in this is the need for
qualified administrators who can bring
to these positions special expertise as
well as the life experience of being a
native Indian."
Prof. Kirkness said the Donner grant
is most welcome. "The money will be
used for the continuing development
and evaluation of the program," she
Institute series
opens Saturday
Author Timothy Findley, Nobel
Laureates David Hubel and William
Fowler, and Vancouver Sun columnist
Marjorie Nichols are just four of the
speakers on the roster of the 1985 spring
series of lectures sponsored by the
Vancouver Institute.
The lectures, which are free and
open to the public, take place in Lecture
Hall 2 of the Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre on the UBC campus at
8:15 p.m.
The series opens on Saturday, Jan. 26,
with a talk on "Asian Archaeology:
Recent Discoveries" by UBC anthropology
professor Richard Pearson. The series
continues until Mar. 30 with Michael
McCrum of Cambridge University
giving the final lecture on "Elitism,
Egalitarianism and Excellence."
A brochure listing all the Institute
lectures is available by calling
Two long-time members of UBC's French department, Profs. Ruth White and
Larry Bongie, were the recipients of decorations from the French
government at a Faculty Club ceremony last week. For services to French
culture Prof. White became a Knight of the Order of Academic Palms
while Prof. Bongie was named an Officer of the Order. The award, which is
made to French and foreign academics, was established early in the 19th
century by Napoleon.
Make the most of your leisure
time with Recreation UBC
Sonya Van Niekerk believes strongly
that not everything learned at a
university should be directed toward a
She also believes strongly in the
Dictionary of Canadian English definition
of recreation:  Any form of play,
amusement, or relaxation intended to
refresh the body or mind, especially
after work.'
Guided by these beliefs, Miss Van
Niekerk has widened the scope of
Recreation UBC since taking over as
coordinator in 1983, and she is looking
forward to even further expansion.
Although Rec UBC will still teach
you how to play tennis, squash or
racquetball, it will also explain the
techniques of backpacking, take you to
an advanced level of dance, see that
you can handle a kayak, or teach you
the bidding strategies of contract
Miss Van Niekerk also plans to add a
program on survival techniques, a
decision she made after a wilderness
adventure in northern B.C. over the
Christmas break. She and three
colleagues from the School of Physical
Education and Recreation had to spend
a night in an unwinterized cabin east of
Barkerville when temperatures in the
area dropped to 59 degrees below zero.
"As I huddled in my sleeping bag I
realized that the one thing that was
missing from the wilderness activities
program of Recreation UBC was a
component on survival techniques,"
she said.
New to UBC is the Rec UBC outdoor
equipment rental shop, which offers the
best available — from mountain bikes
to kayaks and all that's necessary for
safe backpacking and tenting. It's
located now in the Osborne Centre but
will move soon to the War Memorial
Miss Van Niekerk, who attended
university in South Africa before earning
a teaching diploma at Rhodes
University in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe),
has taught dance at the post-secondary
level for 17 years, the last six at UBC.
She still teaches three sections of
Physical Education 242 but now spends
most of her University time with Rec
UBC, which she feels gives students,
faculty and staff the opportunity to
attain proficiency in a variety of
activities at minimal cost.
Factors in the low charges for Rec
UBC courses include the non-profit
nature of the service and the fact that
no rent is paid for gyms and other
campus facilities. Rec UBC instructors,
however, are among the best.
Teaching dance is Garry Semeniuk of
Canada's National Ballet, and bridge
instructor Allan Graves brings to his
classes the experience gained
internationally as a member of Canada's
national team. Martial arts instructor
Shoyou Liang from China, whose chair
at UBC is sponsored by Vancouver's
Chinese professional community, is one
of only 17 grand masters in the world.
Miss Van Niekerk said some of the
more popular courses help offset losses
sustained in others, and that overall this
year Rec UBC is 90 per cent
self-supporting. "Next year, I hope, we'll
be completely in the clear."
Fitness classes within Rec UBC have a
total enrolment of more then 350,
many of them women doing strength
"Fitness has become a cult on the    '
West Coast," said Miss Van Niekerk,
"and most of the gyms in Vancouver are
full. Strength training is a new phase of
this, but please don't confuse it with
body building."
All Rec UBC courses are open to
students, faculty, staff, alumni and
spouses, with some also available to the
general community. All but students
and their spouses pay a $35 annual
membership fee. UBC Reports, January 23, 1985
Computing facility set up in Law
The legal profession in Canada should
be signing on to the computer age.
That's the feeling of Robert Franson of
UBC's Faculty of Law. Mr. Franson,
who teaches a course on computers and
the law and who has been instrumental
in the recent development of a
computer laboratory in UBC's Law
Building, says computers could have a
dramatic effect on the efficient
administration of justice in Canada.
"In the past 30 years a much more
complex, intricate system of laws has
emerged in Canada. The legal
profession is ready for computer
technology and the opportunities it
presents for the creation of data bases of
case law, the exchange of expertise
between professionals, and continuing
legal education and computer-assisted
instruction for lawyers and law students.
Mr. Franson says that although
computerized data bases of case law
have been in existence since 1970,
when Hugh Lawford, a Queen's
University professor, developed a case
law computer program called Quik-Law,
little advancement has taken place
"Aside from word processing and
accounting, the legal profession has not
taken advantage of the advances in
computer technology that have occurred
in the past decade," he says. "We're
hoping the initiatives we're taking at
Robert Franson
UBC will increase knowledge and
understanding in this area."
The Faculty of Law received grants
totalling $65,000 from UBC and the Law
Foundation of B.C. to purchase
equipment for a computer lab which will
be completely in place in the Curtis
Building by September.
The facility will have 10 personal
computers, which will be used for the
most part by students taking Law 422, a
course on Computers and the Law.
"Unfortunately, it won't be feasible to
open the lab to all students because of
its limited size, but we're seeking
additional funding which would make it
possible to expand the facility," said
Prof. Franson.
"I think it's crucial that we
familiarize our students with computers
and how they can apply the
technology to their profession," says Mr.
Franson. "The computers will also be
used by faculty members to develop
computer-assisted instruction for
students, data bases of expertise and
programs to guide students in legal
He adds that computer technology
and its development can open new lines
of communication between UBC's law
school and the legal profession.
"We've had a lot of interest and
enthusiasm about our work from legal'
organizations and lawyers in the
community," says Mr. Franson. "The
court system is faced with increasing
backlogs and longer and more complex
trials Computer-assisted evidence
retrieval, document management and
automated transcription could
significantly improve service in our
Senate rejects motion on guaranteed program completion
UBCs Senate last week rejected a
proposal that would have guaranteed
that students would be allowed to
complete an existing academic program
if that program had to be eliminated in a
financial emergency.
Debate on the motion, proposed by
Convocation Senator Grant Burnyeat,
centred on whether the motion was
advisory or mandatory. Mr. Burnyeat
told Senate he considered it mandatory.
A number of Senators said the
motion would have the effect of "tying
Senate's hands" in that it would limit
Senate's options for making recommendations to the president in the event of a
financial emergency.
Following defeat of the Burnyeat
motion, Senate approved the following
statement, proposed by Prof. Jonathan
Wisenthal of the English department:
"Although the University cannot give
an absolute commitment that it will
never discontinue a program before
students have completed it, the
University should make every responsible
effort to allow students to complete the
I    program in which they are enrolled."
Sportsfest '85
set for Feb. 3
Sportsfest '85, a sports day organized
by students in UBC's School of
Rehabilitation Medicine for 100 disabled
and able-bodied young people, takes
place on Sunday, Feb  3.
Each disabled youth will be paired
with an able-bodied youth between the
ages of eight and 18, and they will
participate as a team in a variety of
special events.
"In addition to being a day of fun, we
hope Sportsfest '85 will raise public
awareness about the potential and need
for sport opportunities for disabled
youths," said coordinator Karen da Silva.
Sportsfest '85 will be held in the
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre from
9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more
information, call 733-9377 or 224-1115.
Thank you ...
Food Services director Christine
Samson sends her thanks to members
of the UBC community who donated
more than $1,300 worth of food during
a food drive held on campus last month.
The week-long drive was sponsored
by Food Services, the Alma Mater
Society and Student Housing.
Housing opened to
campus visitors
There is now room at the inn.
For manv years UBC's Department of
Student Housing and Conferences has
had to turn away requests from
campus departments for accommodation
for visitors during the winter session
because of a shortage of on-campus
housing for students. But with the
addition of the new apartment building
being constructed in the Walter Gage
Residence, a number of suites in the old
Gage lowrise are now being set aside
for campus visitors. The suites will be
available in September and Student
Housing is now taking reservations for
the 1985-86 season. For details, call
For events in the weeks of Feb. 10 and Feb. 17,
material must be submitted not later than 4 p.m.
on Thursday, |an. 31. Send notices to UBC
Community Relations, 6328 Memorial Road (Old
Administration Building.) For further information,
call 228-3J3J.
The Vancouver Institute
Saturday, Jan.
Asian Archaeology:
Recent Discoveries. Pro!.
Kit hard Pearson,
Anthropology, UBC.
Saturday, Feb. 2
Dal Grauer Memorial
Lecture. Matter Over
Mind: The Imagination in
Jeopardy. Timothy Findley,
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre, 8:15 p.m. Admission is free.
Purcell String Quartet.
Works by Mozart and Canadian composers.
Recital Hall. 8 p.m.
Pathology Seminar.
The Yucatan Miniature Pit; as a Research Model
Dr. Linda Panepinto, Swine Research Centre,
University of Colorado. Col beck Library, Department
of Pathology, Shaughnessy Hospital. 9 a.m.
Dow Lecture in Chemistry.
Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry - Why Use It?
Prof. |.D. Winefordner, Chemistry, University of
Florida. Room 225, Chemistry Building.
11:30 a.m.
UBC Collegium Musicum.
Music of the Renaissance, lohn Sawyer, director.
Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Campus Crusade for Christ.
Christian Emphasis Week.
Reasons to Believe: Is Life Absurd Without God?
Michael Horner, graduate student, University of
Toronto, Room 110, Angus Building. 12:30 p.m.
History Lecture.
Marriage, Divorce and Separation in 19th-century
England, Prof, lames Hammerton, History, La
Trobe University, Melbourne, Sponsored bv the
Committee on Lectures, Room A102, Buchanan
Building   12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Balls  C.V. Parkinson. Room 1202, Civil and
Mechanical Engineering Building   3:30 p.m.
The Pedersen Exchange.
The Pedersen Exchange is cancelled today. The
exchanges normally take place at 3:30 p.m. each
Monday in the Main Library.
Management Science Seminar.
A Polynomial Algorithm for B-Matchings (A
Generalization of Weighted Matchings). R.P.
Anstee, Mathematics, UBC. Room 426, Angus
Building. 3:30 p.m.
History Seminar.
Marital Conflict and Social Class in Victorian
England. Prof. James Hammerton, History, La
Trobe University, Melbourne. Penthouse, Buchanan
Building. 3:30 p m.
Applied Mathematics/
Statistics Workshop.
A Bayesian Method for Sequential Sampling and
Forecasting in Agricultural Pest Management- Dr.
Richard E. Plant, Mathematics, University of
California at Davis. Room 229, Mathematics
Building. 3:45 p.m.
Biochemistry Seminar.
The Respiratory Chains of f. co//'  Dr. Phil Bragg,
Biochemistry, UBC. Lecture Hall 4, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
Campus Crusade for Christ.
Christian Emphasis Week.
Analysis of the Evolution Creation Controversy.
Dr Charles Thaxton. Lecture Hall 3, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 7 p.m.
Campus Crusade for Christ.
Christian Emphasis Week.
Reasons to Believe: Is There Scientific Evidence for
God? Michael Horner, graduate student,
University of Toronto. Room 110, Angus Building.
12:30 p.m.
Asian Films.
Revitalization of a Njtion.il Culturv and 5.000
Yejr^. of Korean Art. Admission is free. Room 604,
Asian Centre. 12:30 p m.
Botany Seminar.
Homeostats for the Maintenance of the Inorganic
Content of Plant Cells. ADM. Glass, Botany, UBC,
Room 3219, Biological Sciences Building, 12:30
MOKAKIT Indian Education Research
Association Lecture.
Locally Developed Native Studies Curriculum and
Historical and Philosophical Rationale, lo-ann
Archibald, M.Ed., Stalo Nation  Room 203, Scarfe
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Dow Chemistry Lecture.
Analytical Spectrometry - Where Has It Been and
Where Is It Going? Prof  |  Winefordner,
Chemistry, University of Florida  Room 250,
Chemistry Building. 1 p m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar.
New Wave Processors: The Design of a 20 MIP
Micro. Dr. Paul Chow, Computer Systems
Laboratory, Stanford University  Room 402,
Electrical Engineering Building. 1:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Kitsault Tailings and Alice Arm. Prof. R.W. Burling,
Oceanography, UBC. Room 1465, Biological
Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Neuroscience Discussion Group
Alcoholic Microcephy: A Fetal Alcohol Exposure
Effect? Dr. Herman Samson, Psychology Department
and Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Institute,
University of Washington, Seattle. Lecture Hall 3,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
4:30 pm.
Campus Crusade for Christ.
Christian Emphasis Week.
The Mystery of Life's Origin, Dr. Charles Thaxton.
Lecture hall 2. Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. 7 p.m.
Dorothy Somerset Studio.
Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew opens
tonight and continues until Feb. 2. For ticket
information, call 228-2678. Dorothy Somerset
Studio, 8 p.m.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Brahms' Piano Quartet, Op  60  Gwen Thompson-
Robinow, violin; Steven Dann, viola; Eric Wilson,
cello; and Robert Silverman, piano. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Campus Crusade for Christ.
Christian Emphasis Wek.
Reasons to Believe: Did Jesus Really Rise From
the Dead? Michael Horner, graduate student,
LJniversity of Toronto. Room 110, Angus Building,
12:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading.
Reading by Canadian poet, novelist, short story
writer and critic George Bowering, author of
some 40 books, including the novel Burning Water,
the Governor-General's Award-winning The Gangs
of /Cosmos, and the recently published Kerrisdale
Elegies. Sponsored by the Canada Council.
Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Religious Studies Lecture.
The Russian Orthodox Church in the Soviet Period.
Prof. Jane Ellis, Keston College, U.K. Room B32S,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Forestry Seminar.
Genetics and Ecological Aspects of Resistance to
Gall Rust in Pine. Prof. B.J. van der Kamp,
Forestry, UBC. Room 166, MacMillan Building.
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Geography Colloquium.
Periglacial Geomorphology of China. Cui Zhi-|iu,
Universities of Beijing and Lanzhou. Room 201,
Geography Building. 3:30 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
The Science and Management of Surprise. Dr
C.S. Holling, Animal Resource Ecology, UBC. Room
2449, Biological Sciences Building. 4,30 p.m.
Campus Crusade for Christ.
Christian Emphasis Week.
Which is the True Way? Leaders of the Buddhist,
Sikh, Islam and Christian faiths. Lecture Hall 2,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre. 7 p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds.
Nasalis Profundis Thunderundum - Symptoms and
Treatment. Dr. lohn A. Fleetham, Medicine, UBC;
and Dr. lohn Santamaria, Respiratory Medicine,
UBC. Lecture Theatre Room C279, Acute Care
Unit, Health Sciences Centre Hospital. 12 noon.
UBC Contemporary Players.
Stephen Chatman and Eugene Wilson, directors
Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Lecture.
Creat Walls and Loess Mantles: Travels in China.
Dr. Mathews, Geology, UBC  Room 3.10A,
Geological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Religious Studies Lecture.
Religious Rights in the Soviet Union. Prof. Philip
Walters, research director, Keston College, U.K.
Room A104, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m
Condensed Matter Seminar.
l/f Noise: A New Hierarchy of Expondents for
Fractals. A.M. Tremblay, University of Sherbrooke.
Room 318, Hennings Building. 2:30 p.m
Environmetrics Seminar.
North American Wet Deposition Data: Its
Availability, Characteristics and Selection for
Statistocal Summaries. Tony Olsen, directory,
Statistics Division, Battelle's Pacific NW Laboratory,
Richland, Wash. Room 22S, Mathematics
Building. 3:30 p.m.
China Seminar.
Land Tenure in South China in the Qing Period
Prof. Edgar Wickberg, History, UBC. Room MM,
Asian Centre. 3:30 p.m.
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Physics Colloquium.
Models for Biological Membranes   Pieter Cull is.
Biochemistry, UBC. Room 201, Hennings
Building  4 p.m.
Psychology Lecture.
Biased Perceptions and Perceptions ot Bias   Dr. L.
Ross, Psychology, Stanford LJniversity   Room
2510, Psychology Building. 4 p.m.
SUB Films.
Rvd D<iwn and Diva. Continues until feb.  J.
Admission is 51 .SO per film. 1 or more
information, call 228-1697   SL'R Auditorium. 7 p.m.
CUSO Development Education
Multinationals: Controlling Interests in the
Developing World. Third session ot a 9-week series
of films, discussions and speakers on topics
related to international development. Admission is
free. International House   7: JO p.m.
Ben-Gurion University Lecture.
Isabella Leitner, survivor of Alisc hwit/, author of
Fragments or' ts<ibvll<i. Lecture Hall 2, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre  8 p.m.
Vancouver Society for Early Music.
Bach Sonatas and Partitas  Monica Huggett,
baroque violin. Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m
Medical Genetics Seminar.
New Insights in the Marfan Syndrome. Or. Reed
Pyeritz, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
Parentcraft Room, Grace Hospital  1 p.m.
Linguistics Colloquium.
Semantic Markedness in Quileute. Prof, lames
Powell, Anthropology, UBC. Room D224, Buchanan
Building. 3:.'JO p.m.
Psychology Lecture.
Overconfidence in Personal and Social Prediction.
Dr. L. Ross, Psychology, Stanford University. Room
250, Psychology Building  4 p.m.
Swimming/Diving Meet.
UBC vs. the University of Puget Sound   Aquatic
Centre. 7 p.m.
Faculty Recital.
Music of |.S. Bach. Paul Douglas, flute, Karen
Koch, oboe; Philip Tillotson, piano; with the
Vancouver Baroque Ensemble   Recital Hall, Music
Building  8 p.m.
The Pedersen Exchange.
An opportunity for members ot the University
community to meet with President George
Pedersen to discuss matters of concern   People-
wishing to meet with the president should identity
themselves to the receptionist in the librarian's
office, which is immediately to the left of the main
entrance to Main library.  5: JO to r> p.m
Biomembranes Discussion Group
Chromaffin Vesicles and the Energetics ot
Non-Mitochondrial Organelles. Dr. David Njus,
Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich. Lecture Hall
4, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
4 p.m.
Zoology "Physiology Group"
Antifreeze Peptide's in fish   An Jssential
Biochemical Adaptation for Survival in Freezing
Environments. Dr. G. Fletcher, Marine Sciences
Research Lab, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building
4:30 p.m.
Obstetrics & Gynecology Seminar.
Caffeine and the Developing Fetus   Dr   David Kitts,
Food Science, UBC   Room 2N35, Grace Hospital.
12 noon
Faculty Women's Club.
General meeting and film of Queen's visit to UBC
in 1983. Cecil Green Park. 1 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture.
Dr. Anne Autor, Pulmonary Research Laboratory,
St. Paul's Hospital. Room 250, Chemistry Building.
12:30 p.m.
Oceanography and Fisheries Seminar.
The Value of Oceanography to Fisheries
Management, Prof   Tim Parsons, Oceanography,
UBC; and Overvaluing Oceanography in Fisheries
Management, Prof   Carl Walters, Animal Resource
Ecology, UBC. Room 1465, Biological Sciences
Building. 3:30p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
1 uning the Ribosome. Dr. C.C. Kurland,
University of Uppsala, Sweden. Lecture Hall 1,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre   4 p.m.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Music for Trumpet and Organ. Martin Berinbaum,
trumpet, and Edward Norman, organ Recital Hall,
Music Building. 1 2:30 p.m.
Native Indian Education Discussion.
Exploring Alternatives for Native Indian Education.
Native Indian Teacher Education Program panel
discussion. Room 202, Scarfe Building, 12:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading.
Readings by Canadian poet and critic Eli Mandel,
author of the Governor-General's Award-winning
An Idiot joy, Sfonv I'Liin. Crusoe, Drvdming
tzl<}( kw.irds and many others. Sponsored by the
Canada Council. Room AI02, Buchanan Building
1 2 :30 p m
Forestry Seminar.
I he Imporlaru e ot f me Root Studies to Our
Understanding ot I orest Icosystems. Dr. Kristina
H. Vogt, College of foresf Resources, University of
Washington. Room 166. MacMillan Building.
12: JO p.m
Leisure and Cultural Studies
Class and Leisure in larly Vancouver. Robert
McDonald, History, UBC. Penthouse, Buchanan
Building.  1: JO p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
On the Geographical Structure of Early Canada.
Cole Harris, Geography, UBC. Room 201,
Geography Building.  J: JO p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
Experimental Studies of Granivory in Desert
Ecosystems. Dr. Dinah Davidson, Biology,
University of Utah. Room 2449, Biological
Sciences Building 4:30 p.m.
Canadian Association for Information
Science Lecture.
Designing and Automating Quality Assessment:
Automated Academic Advisor   Dr. Nick Cercone.
B.C. Research Conference Room. 7:30 p.m.
Ma/or n\tr/>ara   Admission is $1.50. SUB
Auditorium   7: JO p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds.
Medical Resonance Imaging ot Knees. Dr. M.E.
Adams   Medic inc. UUC; and Dr. D. Li. Radiology,
HSCH   Lecture  theatre Koom C',279. Acute Care
LI nit. Health St lent es Centre' Hospital. 12 noon.
Faculty Recital.
Music ot Purcell. Mo/art,  I c haikovsky and
Schoenberg   I ileen liroadie-i ea\ , me/zo-soprano.
Recital Hall, Music   Building   12.it) p.m.
UBC Wind Symphony.
Iin //e/r/en/e/>en hy Strauss and Music: of Grainger,
Weinsweg and Curnnw. Old Auditorium.
Fine Arts Film.
A New- Spin! in I'.untinf;   Six /'aimers of' fhe J'J8()'s\
International Developments in Recent Painting.
Lasserre Building. 12: U) p m.
Noon-Hour Travels with Zoologists.
Yugoslavia - The Dalmatian Coast. Sandra Millen.
Zoologs . Room 20(X). Biologic a! Sciences
Building   12  iOprn
Music Lecture.
Speaker is noted Canadian avant garde composer
Murray Sc hatter   Rec ital Hall, Music  Building.
2: JO p.m
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Quantum Osc illations and Magnetic Feedback:
Nearly Perfect Metal Crystals. Ren Yan-Ru, UBC.
Room i1H, Hennings Building, 2:10 p.m.
Geological Sciences Lecture.
Early Tertiary Tectonics of Western Vancouver
island   Dr  Mark Brandon, Pac itic Geoscience
Centre. Room  110A, Geological Sciences Building.
5: SOp m
Religious Studies Colloquium.
Church LJnion and the Canadian West. Prof. N.
Keith Clifford, Religious Studies. UBC. Room B!2r>,
Buchanan Building.  f.JOp m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
Gene Synthesis: Nuts and Bolts   Dr  Mickey Urdea,
Chiron Corporation, Emeryville, Ca   Lecture Hall
1, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre,
4 p.m.
SUB Films.
Purple K'a/n and five trie Dreams   Continues until
Feb. 10. Admission is $1.50 per film. For more
information, call 228-J697   SUB Auditorium.
7 p.m.
CUSO Development Education
Hum,in Rights: I he Importance of Basic Freedom
to the Development Prnc ess   Fourth session of a
9-week series of films, discussions and speakers
on topics related to international development.
Admission is free. International House. 7:30 p.m.
UBC Grade 11 and 12 Honour Band
Old Auditorium   9 a.m.
Faculty Recital.
17th Century French Harpsichord Music: D'Anglebert,
Froherger cind L. Couperin   Doreen Oke,
harpsichord. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
The Use of Mitochondrial DNA in Population
Analysis. Dr. Andy Beckenbach, Biology, SFU.
Parentcraft Room, Grace Hospital. 1 p.m.
Linguistics Colloquium.
Focus and Argument Structure. Prof, M.
Rochemont, Linguistics, UBC. Room D224,
Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
Solar Neutrinos. William A. F owler, Physics and
Astronomy, California Institute of Technology.
Room 202, Hennings Building. 4 p.m.
UBC Wind Symphony.
Fin Hrldenlfhfn b\ Strauss and Music of
Grainger, Weinsweg and Curnow. Old Auditorium.
8 p.m
Women's Fieldhockey.
UBC lnvitation.il Journey. UBC Armoury.
Continues all day Saturday and Sunday. 6:30 p.m.
UBC Grade 11 and 12 Honour Band
Martin Berinbaum, director. Old Auditorium.
9 am
Faculty Women's Club.
Social evening featuring a pub, casino, a dance
floor, some food, some cards. Proceeds to
Margaret Mac Ken/ie Scholarship fund. Guests
invited. Cecil Green Park. 7:30 p.m.
Dance Horizons
Faculty, staff, students — Broaden Your Horizons
and your experience. )oin Dance Horizons.
Professional choreographer's create, unique pieces
to be performed at the end of February. You can be
a member of UBC's dance ensemble. No dance
training or expertise necessary. Phone Ballet UBC
|a//, 228-6668, or come to SUB 21bE. Rehearsals
on Sundays 2-4 p.m.
Textile conservation workshop
1 his textile c onservation workshop, offering
practical advice to the non-specialist, is an
opportunity to learn safe, professional techniques
of textile < are   storage and display. It will be of
interest to an\one working with historic al or
ethnographii   textiles or in the contemporary fabric
arts. The workshop will be held at the Museum of
Anthropology, Saturday. Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to S
p.m. Registration deadline is Feb, 7. For more
information, call 228-5087.
Women in Technology
A conference on Women in Technology,
sponsored by Computer-Using Educators B.C., will
be held on Saturday, |an. 2b in the Asian Centre.
Speakers and panelists include Ron Jeffels,
principal of the Open Learning Institute; Dr.
Betty Collis of the University of Victoria; June
Bower, Apple Corporation; Dr. Joyce Matheson,
Ministry of Education, and Maggie Benston, Simon
Fraser University. Fee (includes lunch) is $40, $20
for students, lo register, call Joan Collins, Faculty
of Education's Field Development Office, at
228-201 1
UBC's musical theatre society presents West Side
Storv Ian. 25 through Feb. 2 in the Old Auditorium.
I ickets are $7, $5 for students and seniors. For
reservations, call 228-5656 or 228-6902.
Reading, writing and study skills
Skills C(
term, in
the wet
call 222
your reading speed and communication,
ition. speech, study skills, vocabulary and
The UBC Reading, Writing and Study
. ntre is offering 15 non-credit courses this
ic hiding Writing a Research Paper, Writing
Letters and Memos, Writing Effective
, Editing, Writing for Professionals and
ng Your Speaking Voice. Most classes begin
•k of |an. 28   For registration information,
Walter Gage Toastmasters invites students,
faculty and staff interested in improving their
public speaking ability to attend their weekly
meetings. Meetings are held Thursday evenings at
7:30 p.m. in Room 278 of the McMillan Building.
For more information, please contact Bill Brendon
at 263-8784
Lifestyle Referral Project
The UBC Lifestyle Referral Project is a
computer-assisted referral service with detailed
information on more than 500 programs and
agencies in Greater Vancover, in the following
areas: alcohol and drug control, accident
prevention and safety, aquatics, fitness classes,
fitness appraisal, weight training, stress
management, weight control and nutrition,
smoking cessation. Please call or write for more
information to UBC Lifestyle Referral Project,
School of Physical Education & Recreation, 1924
West Mall, Auditorium Annex. Telephone:


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