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Vol. 23, No. 2, Feb. 2, 1977. Published by
Information Services, University of B.C., 2075
Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5. ISSN
0497-2929. J. A. Banham and Judith Walker,
;1ain library
:;am?U3 mail
comes to
UBC filmmaker
The Supreme Kid, a 90-minute
feature film made by Peter Bryant, a
lecturer in UBC's Department of
Theatre, will have its Canadian
premiere in Vancouver on Friday
(Feb. 4).
Mr. Bryant shot the 90-minute
comedy in color in Vancouver and
served as its co-producer, director and
writer of the original screenplay. The
film will have a limited engagement at
the New Twin Odeon Theatre, 707
West Broadway.
The film was Canada's official entry
in Czechoslovakia's Karlovy Vary
international film festival, said to be
the third most important festival after
Cannes and Berlin. It was also shown
at the London Film Festival and at
other festivals in France, Yugoslavia
and Australia.
The film was reviewed by the show
business newspaper, Variety, in its
inimitable style during the
Czechoslovakian festival. Said the
paper: "Peter Bryant may be heard
from after assimilation of comedic and
road pic influences, on his easy-going
feel for character and narrative drive."
It described The Supreme Kid as "a
promising pic from a part of a
Canadian English-speaking section
little heard from at fests."
The film, made at a cost of
$115,000, is an episodic movie that
follows the adventures of Ruben,
played by Canadian actor Frank
Moore, and Wes, played by
Canadian-born actor Jim Henshaw,
who has had roles in several
Hollywood movies. They are described
as a "couple of modern-day hoboes."
The two Don Quixotes lead a chaotic,
restless existence, roaming the country
from one end to the other meeting an
assortment of people and getting in
and out of trouble. Unlike most films
about anti-establishment characters,
Bryant's has a happy ending.
The Supreme Kid is Mr. Bryant's
first feature film. Born in England in
1946, he came to Canada in 1957 and
began his film-making career at Simon
Fraser   University, where  he  received
Making a feature-length film is a
serious business and it shows in the
face of Peter Bryant, right, of UBC's
Department of Theatre, the man
behind The Supreme Kid, which will
have its Canadian premiere in
Vancouver Friday (Feb. 4). With
Bryant is the film's photography
director, Tony Westman. See story at
the degree of bachelor of arts in
English in 1970.
A short film about Pacific coast
Indians, made in 1970, was awarded
first prize in the Canadian Student
Film Festival. This award and others
were instrumental in his being selected
as a fellow of the American Film
Institute Centre for Advanced Film
Studies in California.
When he returned to Vancouver,
Mr. Bryant worked as an actor, writer
and production manager for a number
of films. He also wrote and directed
some 15 short films.
Mr. Bryant has taught film
production courses in UBC's
Department of Theatre for the past
three years and is currently writing the
script for his next feature film.
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trends at UBC
UBC's enrolment statistics are a
little like a kaleidoscope, one of those
tubes that have bits of colored glass
lying at the bottom in a haphazard
Rotate the tube slightly, say enough
to reflect a comparison of 1976
enrolments with those in 1975, and
you see a slightly different but still
recognizable arrangement.
Rotate it 360 degrees to represent a
span of five years and you'll see a
totally different picture.
That's the feeling one gets after a
talk with Dr. William Tetlow, director
of UBC's Office of Institutional
Analysis and Planning, who's
responsible, among other things, for
forecasting UBC's annual enrolment
and for analysing it once the official
figures are arrived at on Dec. 1.
One of the brightest shards of glass
in Dr. Tetlow's 1976-77 enrolment
kaleidoscope has "women" written on
This year, for the first time in
history, women outnumber men in
UBC's class of first-year students, who
enter the Faculties of Agricultural
Sciences, Arts, Education and Science.
There are 1,844 women — 51.8 per
cent — and 1,716 males — 48.2 per
cent — in a total first-year class of
3,560 students.
However, a slight turn of the
kaleidoscope reveals that this year men
are still in a majority in terms of
overall enrolment — 56.4 per cent
compared to 43.9 per cent.
Looked at over the last five years,
the enrolment totals by sex show a
steady increase in the number of
women students.
In 1971-72, women made up 46.3
per cent of the entering class and 38.2
per cent of total enrolment. This year
the comparable percentages are 51.8
and 43.9.
And here are a couple of other
bright bits of information. Over the
same five-year period, the number of
undergraduate women rose by 5
percentage points from 40.5 to 45.5,
and the number of women in graduate
Continued on p. 3 Board and Senate news
Senate has agreed that entrance
exams are not needed at this time at
The Senate Admissions Committee
presented several arguments against
entrance exams at the January
meeting, after being requested by
Senate last November to look into
their "desirability and feasibility."
They suggested that the best single
predictor of future academic success
for prospective students is their high
school record. "Certainly the
University of British Columbia
experience supports the conclusion
that secondary school grade-point
average does predict success at this
University," the report to Senate
stated. The committee concluded that
"entrance examinations would provide
no better prediction of academic
success at this University than other
more readily available and economical
The committee added that it would
be unwise for UBC to develop an
entrance exam to indicate to
prospective students the University's
standards. That is best accomplished
through direct consultation among
interested parties, the committee's
report said, and the provincial
Department of Education has recently
developed a placement examination in
English for that purpose.
Six honorary degrees will be
conferred at spring Congregation in
June, four of them to Vancouver
residents. Senate decided at its
January meeting.
The recipients will be Grace
Maclnnis, George Woodcock, Arthur
Fouks and Ian McT. Cowan, all of
Vancouver, Gertrude Laing of Calgary
and Har Gobind Khorana of the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Grace Maclnnis is the daughter of J.
S. Woodsworth, founder of the
Co-operative Commonwealth
Federation, the predecessor to the
New Democratic Party. She entered
politics herself in 1941, when she won
the Vancouver-Burrard seat in the
provincial legislature for the CCF.
She will receive an honorary Doctor
of Laws degree (LL.D.) from UBC.
George Woodcock, who will receive
an honorary Doctor of Literature
degree (D.Litt.), edits the UBC
quarterly journal Canadian Literature
and is himself one of Canada's most
distinguished writers.
Vancouver lawyer Arthur Fouks,
who receives an honorary LL.D., got
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his Bachelor of Arts degree from UBC
in 1941, served with the Canadian
Army during the Second World War
and then returned to UBC to study
law. He was named a Queen's Counsel
in 1964.
Ian McT. Cowan, an
internationally-known zoologist, is one
of UBC's most illustrious graduates
and the recipient of a number of
awards for his contributions to the
study of wildlife conservation and
ecology. He retired as dean of UBC's
Faculty of Graduate Studies in 1975.
Gertrude Laing, chairman of the
Canada Council and vice-president of
Canada World Youth, was made an
officer of the Order of Canada in 1972
for her many years of public service.
Dr. Khorana, who will receive an
honorary D.Sc, was a scientist with
B.C. Research on the UBC campus
from 1952 to 1959, where he began
the genetic research that eventually led
to a Nobel Prize.
Elections for student representatives
to sit on the Board of Governors and
the Senate were held recently. Elected
for a one-year term to the Board of
Governors were Moe Sihota, a
fourth-year Social Work student, and
Basil Peters, a fourth-year Applied
Science student who was returned for
his second term of office. Both
members began their terms yesterday
(Feb. 1).
Elected as student members-at-large
to the Senate were Maureen Peters,
third-year     Nursing,     Pam    Willis,
C.   J.    "Chuck"   Connaghan,   UBC's
vice-president for administrative
services, is the newest member of the
federal government's 28-member
Economic Council of Canada,
established in 1963. The council has a
research program for economic
planning and attempts to influence
public policy on important national
issues through a public-education
program. The council has issued a
number of reports, including studies of
international trade and the labor
fourth-year Arts, Anne Katrichak,
fourth-year Science, Bill Chow,
third-year Applied Science, and
Ronald Joseph, also third-year Applied
Science. Elected as the Graduate
Studies student representative was
John Russell. Students representing
the various faculties on Senate all won
their seats by acclamation. The
students will take office at the April
Senate meeting.
The music box
flutes; Elisabeth Wright,
and Laverne G'Froerer,
J.  S.   Bach,  J.C.F.   Bach,
FEB. 2-5,9-12
8:30 p.m. WORDS WITH MUSIC, the spring production of the UBC Musical Society.
Old Auditorium. Tickets available from the Vancouver Ticket Centre,
8:00 p.m.     FACULTY    RECITAL    with    Paul    Douglas,
harpsichord;    Frederick    Geoghegan,    organ;
mezzo-soprano  and cello.  Music of Couperin,
Krebs, Quantz and Shafer. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.     NOON-HOUR CONCERT.  Frances Adaskin, piano, plays Music of Bach,
Debussy, Joplin and Bolcon. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.     WORDS   WITH   MUSIC,   a   special   student   matinee   performance.   Old
Auditorium.   Tickets,   $2,   at  the  AMS  Business  Office,  Student  Union
8:00 p.m. SPECIAL LECTURE. George Procter speaks on Neoclassicism and
Neoromanticism in Canadian Music. Recital Hall, Music Building.
8:00p.m.     FACULTY RECITAL.  Alexandra Browning, soprano; and Robert Rogers,
piano, perform Music of Bellini, Beethoven, Wolf, Messaien, Britten and
Turina. Recital Hall, Music Building. Continued from p. 1
studies increased by nearly 10
percentage points from 24.3 to 33.1.
It's obvious, too, by looking at
female enrolments by faculty, that
women are much more in evidence in
UBC's professional schools.
In 1971-72 women represented 7.6
per cent of the enrolment in
Commerce and Business
Administration; today they're 18.2 per
cent of the total. Over five years,
female enrolment in Law has more
than tripled from 8.4 to 25.9 per cent
of the total. In Forestry, the
comparable percentages are 1.4 and
13.2. Arts and Science have also
increased the percentage of women in
their enrolments; Arts is up from 49.7
in 1971-72 to 57.8 this year and
Science from 19.6 to 27.8.
Now let's shake the kaleidoscope
and look at enrolment from a different
In the current winter session, UBC
has a grand total of 24,335 students
registered, made up of 22,797 daytime
students, 1,215 evening class students,
plus 323 interns and residents
(graduate medical doctors who are
continuing their training in downtown
teaching hospitals).
The total represents a 1.1 per cent
increase over 1975-76, when we had a
grand total of 24,079 - 22,692
daytime students, 1,099 evening
students, and 288 interns and
This year's total daytime
registration - 24,335 - includes 2,741
students (12 per cent) classified as
part-time, or registered for less than 12
units of course work. There are
slightly fewer part-timers this year
than last when they made up 12.8 per
cent of our daytime enrolment, but
they're nearly double the 1972
percentage of 6.1.
In past years, most of UBC's
enrolment    increase    was    at    the
undergraduate level. Not so this year.
Our undergraduate total this year is
19,879, down very slightly from last
year's 19,933. Registrations in
Graduate Studies are up from 2,759
last year to 2,918 this year. Most of
the increase in Grad Studies has been
for master's degree programs, up by
119 students from last year. The
Master of Education program was the
biggest gainer, enrolling 89 more this
year than last.
In general, enrolments at the
undergraduate level held their own.
The only faculties that showed
significant increases were Commerce
and Business Administration — up 9
per cent — and Applied Science, where
engineering programs recorded a 7 per
cent increase, thanks to a burgeoning
first-year class.
To get another perspective on
UBC's growth over the past five years.
Dr. Tetlow can trot out a rather
different kind of kaleidoscope that
works like a cost of living index.
First you establish a base year — in
this case, 1971-72 — and assign a value
of 100 to it. Then, if enrolment in,
say. Agricultural Sciences increases
over the next five years by 49 per
cent, as it has, that faculty's 1976-77
index is 149.
Here are some other indexes that
reflect growth between the base year
and 1976-77: Commerce and Business
Administration - 168; Education - 113;
Forestry - 140; Law - 123;
Pharmaceutical Sciences - 126; and
Science - 104. The growth index for
the entire University in the same
period is 113.
Looking at indexes for single
faculties can mask significant
enrolment increases for various degree
programs within the faculty.
For example, the overall five-year
growth index for the Faculty of
Applied Science is 119, but the growth
indexes for its two professional
schools are higher. The index for
Architecture is 154 and for Nursing
198, although the latter increase also
reflects a restructured program.
The Faculty of Arts's overall index
is 95, reflecting a slight overall
enrolment drop over five years. But
Home Economics over the same period
had a growth index of 137 and the
School of Librarianship's index is 195,
reflecting a switch from a one-year
bachelor's program to a two-year
master's program.
Dr. Tetlow says the indexes clearly
reflect the recent tendency of students
to enrol in career- or job-oriented
degree programs. "But," he adds,
"these shifts haven't been at the
expense of the basic arts and sciences,
which have generally held their own
over the past five years."
Students who expect to graduate
this spring are reminded that they
must submit an "Application for
Graduation" to the Registrar's Office
not later than Feb. 15. Application
cards are being mailed to candidates
for bachelor's degrees in arts, fine arts,
music, commerce, education
(elementary and secondary), science
and for the degree of licentiate in
Graduating students in all other
degree programs should get application
cards from faculty offices; graduate
students can obtain them from their
advisors. The cards are also available in
the Registrar's Office, General Services
Administration Building.
The Vancouver Symphony
Orchestra is giving a free concert
tomorrow (Feb. 3) in the War
Memorial Gym. The symphony will
play Berlioz's overture to Benvenuto
Cellini and Brahm's Symphony No. 1
in C Minor, under the direction of
conductor Kazuyoshi Akiyama. The
hour-long concert begins at 12:45 p.m.
and is sponsored by the Dean of
Women's office, supported by the
Alumni Association.
*   *   *
Campus drivers are reminded, if we
get any more of these foggy mornings,
to turn their lights out. If you see a
parked car with its lights left on, make
a note of the licence number and
parking sticker number, if possible,
and phone Traffic and Security at
local 4721.
They'll do their best to track down
the owner if the licence plate number
is in their files. They've been
performing this campus service for
some time now.
Sports menu
The University of Alberta will be at UBC
for games on Friday and Saturday, Feb.
11  and 12, against the Thunderbirds in
the War Memorial Gym at 8:30 p.m.
The weekend of Feb. 12 and 13 will see
UBC host both the men's and women's
western universities championships. Play
will go on all day with the
championships being decided on Sunday,
Feb. 13. War Memorial Gymnasium.
UBC's women's gymnastics team meets
the Oregon College of Education on
Saturday, Feb. 12, at 1:00 p.m. in Gym
G of the Physical Education Centre on
Thunderbird Boulevard.
UBC Reports/Feb. 2, 1977/3 NEXT WEE
Notices must reach Information Services, Main Mall North Admin. Bldg., by mail, by 5 p.m. Thursday of week preceding publication of notice.
12:30 p.m. ART EXHIBIT LECTURE. Prof. Lionel Thomas,
Fine Arts, UBC, gives a gallery tour discussing the
Nature of his Enamels and Etchings, currently
displayed as part of an exhibit. The Arrow of
Time: Myths, Legends, Art and Science in
Astronomy. AMS Art Gallery, Student Union
Building. Different speakers will be featured all
Henkelman, B.C. Cancer Foundation, on Pion
Radiotherapy at TRIUMF. Library, Block B,
Medical Sciences Building.
Diewert, Economics, UBC, on Nine Kinds of
Quasi-Concavity and Concavity. Room 321, Angus.
Computing Centre, UBC, gives the first of nine
lectures on MTS Commands and Files. Room 310,
Computer Sciences Building.
K. V. Bury, Mechanical Engineering, UBC, on
Extreme Values in Design. Room 1215, Civil and
Mechanical Engineering Building.
4:30 p.m. PHYSIOLOGY SEMINAR. Dr. C. Nicol,
Physiology and Anatomy, University of California,
Berkeley, on Radioimmune Assay for Prolactin and
Growth Hormone: Are They Physiologically
Meaningful? Room 2449, Biological Sciences
12:30 p.m. FINE ARTS LECTURE. Stanislaw Chojnacki,
former curator of Ethnological Museum, Institute
of Ethiopian Studies, Haile Sellasie I University,
Addis Ababa, on Ethiopian Icons. Room 104,
Lasserre Building.
- S. MacDonald, MDA Ltd., on Low Cost Ground
Stations for Remote Sensing. Room 418, Electrical
Engineering Building.
3:30 p.m. OCEANOGRAPHY SEMINAR. Prof. Karl Banse,
Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle,
on Species Size and Annual Turnover Rates of
Field Populations of Animals. Room 1465,
Biological Sciences Building.
Powell on Two Views on Imagism, with Some
(Im)Practical Criticism. Penthouse, Buchanan.
4:30 p.m. CHEMISTRY SEMINAR. Dr. W. T. Bowden,
University of Washington, Seattle, on Effects of
Electron Repulsion in Open Shell Pi Systems.
Room 250, Chemistry Building.
12:30 p.m.    WILLIAM  STRINGFELLOW, author, lawyer and
theologian,    discusses    The    Legal    Profession    vs
Justice.     Room     101,      Law     Building.
For   other   lectures   by  this speaker,  contact  the
Lutheran Campus Centre.
Pharmacology,     UBC,    on    Antineoplastic    Drug
Effects Within the Cell Mitotic Cycle. Room 114,
Block C, Medical Sciences Building.
12:35 p.m.     FREESEE. The 11th film in the continuing series
Civilisation  is The Fallacies of Hope. Auditorium,
Student Union Building.
3:30 p.m.     STATISTICS   WORKSHOP.   Dr.   David   E.   Rose,
Economics,   UBC,   on   Forecasting   Aggregates   of
Dependent ARIMA Processes. Room 321, Angus
D.  McPhail,  Animal   Resource   Ecology,  UBC, on
Spines, Sticklebacks and Predators.  Room 2449,
Biological Sciences Building.
10:00 a.m. HEALTH SCIENCES SEMINAR. Dr. G. Page,
Division of Educational Support and Development,
Health Sciences; and Dr. G. Johnston, SFU, on
Evaluation of Continuing Education in the Health
Sciences. Adult Education Research Centre, 5760
Toronto Rd.
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12:10 p.m. WOMEN'S RESOURCES CENTRE looks at
women's lives on video and film — Equal to the
Man Next to Me. Media freelancer Ann Bishop will
lead discussions with the participants who made
the productions every Thursday until March 10.
Room 301, Vancouver Public Library, 750 Burrard.
12:15 p.m. BIOMEDICAL COMMUNICATIONS media show.
The ninth in this film series will be Electric Happy
Hospital and The Child Care Encounter. Room B8,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
12:30 p.m. TRAVELS WITH ZOOLOGISTS. Dr. C. Walters,
Zoology and Animal Resource Ecology, on From
Vienna Mit Schlag. Room 2000, Biological
Sciences Building.
aspects of Chinese culture. Mrs. J. Tsao
demonstrates and explains Chinese painting. Room
106, Buchanan Building
COMMERCE LECTURE. Graham Phillips,
president, Ogilvy and Mather advertising agency,
Toronto, speaks on Media Strategy. Room 125,
Angus Building.
2:30 p.m. CONDENSED MATTER SEMINAR. Alex Mackay,
UBC, on High-Sensitivity Detection of
Nuclear-Quadrupole Resonance in Compounds of
Biological Interest. Room 318, Hennings Building.
COLLOQUIUM. Dr. L. C. Woods, Institute of
Mathematics, Oxford, on Calculation of Stress and
Heat Transport in a Tenuous Gas Without the
Impediment of Boltzmann's Kinetic Equation.
Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building.
4:00 p.m. PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM. G. A. Cowan, nuclear
chemistry division, Los Alamos Scientific
Laboratory, on A Natural Fission Reactor. Room
201,     Hennings     Building.
Dr. George McMechan, Department of Energy,
Mines and Resources, on Extended Applications of
p-delta Curves for Non-Zero Focal Depths. Room
260, Geophysics Building.
8:00 p.m. WESTWATER LECTURE. Prof Kenneth Mann,
Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, on
Seaweeds, Sea Urchins and Lobsters: A Problem in
Resource     Management     in     Eastern     Canada.
Vancouver Museums and Planetarium, 1100
Chestnut St.
9:00 a.m. PEDIATRICS GRAND ROUNDS. Drs. Aubrey
Tingle and Robert Hill, Pediatrics, UBC, discuss
Arthritis Following Rubella Immunization. Lecture
Hall B, Heather Pavilion, VGH.
12:30 p.m. ASIAN STUDIES LECTURE. Dr. J. E. Kidder, Art
History and Archeology, International Christian
University, Tokyo, on Recent Archeological
Discoveries in Tokyo. Room 102, Buchanan.
University of California, Riverside, on The Poet
and Madness: An Idiot-Genius of Russian Poetry -
Velimir    Khlebnikov.    Room    2244,    Buchanan.
3:30 p.m.     COMPUTER    SCIENCE    COLLOQUIUM.    R.    D.
Russell, Mathematics, SFU, on Strategies for Mesh
Selection in Solving Differential Equations. Room
326. Angus Building.
Lielmezs on Does an Applied Magnetic Field Alter
the Transport Properties of Alkali Halide Water
Solutions? Room 206, Chemical Engineering.
8:15 p.m. VANCOUVER INSTITUTE. Dr. Mabel Mackenzie
Colbeck, English, UBC, on Songs and Ballads—The
Pulse of the People. Lecture Hall 2, Woodward
Instructional    Resources   Centre.


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