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Volume 31 Number 9
April 17,1985
Third-year philosophy student Aymen Nader leaves April 25 on a
4,850-kilometre bicycle trip across Canada to raise funds for cancer patient
care services. See story on Page 3.
Robert Smith accepts appointment
Dr. Robert H.T. Smith, UBCs president
pro tern, will return to his native
Australia in January, 1986, to take up an
appointment as vice-chancellor (the
equivalent of president) of the University
Man-in-Motion Tour
Update: April 17,1985. Rick Hansen
has travelled 1,110 miles on his
round-the-world wheelchair tour to
raise funds for spinal cord research
and rehabilitation, and is currently
in Soledad, California. Contributions
so far total $175,505. If you'd like
to make a donation, call 687-5200.
of Western Australia in Perth.
In a letter to the UBC community
early in April, Dr. Smith said his
decision to accept the appointment
"marks the culmination of a lengthy
process: I was invited by the search
committee at the University of Western
Australia to be a candidate for the
vice-chancellorship in July of 1984, and
the Senate of UWA resolved to offer me
the appointment only last month."
He said the Board of Governors at
UBC "were aware of the possibility of
my being offered this position when
they asked me to serve as president pro
tern on March 7, 1985. I assured the
Board then, and I assure you now, that
I will continue to give my responsibilities
at UBC my complete attention."
UBC chemist receives
major grant from NIH
Basic research into the family of
proteins similar to heme, the red
pigment in blood hemoglobin that
carries oxygen throughout the body, is
being supported at UBC under a
$560,000 grant from the U.S  National
Institutes of Health.
Dr. David Dolphin in UBC's
chemistry department will receive the
grant over three years.
"It's refreshing that the NIH is not
only willing to make a very large grant
to a scientist outside of the U.S., but
assist search
for president
Chancellor W. Robert Wyman,
chairman of the Advisory Committee
for the Selection of Presidential
Candidates, has announced that the
committee has engaged the services of a
firm of Executive Research consultants
to assist in its search for a new president.
He indicated that the committee
wishes to proceed as expeditiously as
possible and the consultants, who are
experienced in academic searches,
should be able to provide a good deal
of systematic help by gathering
information concerning prospective
Chancellor Wyman emphasized,
however, that the consultants are an
adjunct to the advisory committee
itself and will act only in a supporting
role. Liaison has been established
between the advisory committee and
the consultants who, at all times, will
be acting under the committee's
direction. In the later stages of the
search process, the advisory committee
will have full responsibility in
determining the short list of names,
interviewing and making the final
recommendations to the academic
committee of the Board of Governors.
Chancellor Wyman has asked UBC
Reports to remind all members of the
University Community — faculty,
students, staff and alumni — that the
advisory committee is anxious to have a
broad spectrum of advice to assist it in
its task. Such advice or opinions could
address the role of the University and
the appropriate attributes candidates for
president will need to meet the future.
The committee is open to nominations,
and would be glad to receive
supporting information for those
candidates. Since the committee has
already begun its work, it encourages
those who wish to respond to do so as
quickly as possible. Letters should be
addressed to Room 108, Old
Administration Bldg., UBC.
that they recognize the importance of
basic research," Dr. Dolphin said.
"They realize that important clinical
advances that can improve health care
often come from basic research."
In its assessment of Dr. Dolphin's
work, the NIH said his laboratory is
one of the best of the numerous
inorganic chemistry laboratories on the
The proteins he studies are all, with
the exception of hemoglobin, enzymes,
substances that accelerate the rate of
chemical reactions in the body. He
builds "model systems" of the enzymes
and their reactions — test tube versions
of the reactions — many of them little
understood, that occur in the living
The enzymes are similar in form to
hemoglobin but entirely different in
"One of the enzymes is cytochrome
P-450 that's found in the liver. If it
becomes defective, toxins can buiJd up
and the person could be dead in a day.
"When the enzyme is functioning
normally but is introduced to abnormal
substances, such as some of the
constituents of car exhaust for example,
it can produce virulent carcinogens."
Dr. Dolphin is popularly known for his
hypothesis that the myths of vampires
and werewolves originated with people
who were victims of a rare genetic
disorder called porphyrias. The disease
results in the failure of the body to
properly synthesize heme. Victims of
various forms of the disease may be
hunched, hairy, and have their lips
drawn back which would exaggerate
the appearance of their teeth.
"The symptoms of one form of the
disease would be improved if sufficient
heme were available. One method of
doing so before modern medicine would
be to drink blood."
David Dolphin UBC Reports, April 17,1985
Elaine Chang
Elaine K. Chang, a 21-year-old honors
student in UBC's English department, is
one of 119 North American students
who have been named 1985 Mellon
Fellows in the Humanities.
The award will enable Ms. Chang,
who graduates in May with the degree of
Bachelor of Arts, to enrol at Stanford
University, where she will commence a
graduate program leading to a Doctor
of Philosophy degree in the Department
of Modern Thought and Literature.
She has specialized in contemporary
fiction in her UBC studies. At Stanford,
she plans to write a Ph.D. thesis
analysing modern American writers
such, as Thomas Pynchon from a
political-historical standpoint.
This is the third year in which Mellon
fellowships have been awarded since
the program was established by the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 1982.
The Mellon awards seek to ensure that
the next generation of teachers and
scholars in the humanities in North
America's universities and colleges will
include men and women possessing
exceptional critical and creative
The awards are aimed at countering
a trend of the past decade, which has
seen many of the ablest college
graduates turning away from careers in
higher education.
The winners of the 1985 competition
were selected from among 1,425
candidates nominated as showing
unusual promise by faculty members in
the U.S. and Canada. The awards cover
tuition and other fees at the university
where fellows enrol, plus an annual
stipend of $8,000.
Students and graduates of UBC's
Department of Music continue to
distinguish themselves at home and
Leslie Robertson, a third-year music
student and student of the viola, won
first prize in the string division in the
Tri-Bach Competition in Edmonton, an
event which is part of the current
tercentenary celebrations of the birth
of J.S. Bach.
Five student string players are among
the nine semi-finalists chosen for the
1985 Eckhardt-Gramatte competition,
one of Canada's leading music events.
The five from UBC are John Friesen,
Ailsa Hunter, Gillian Kent, Joanne
Opgenorth and Cameron Wilson.
Tom Hadju, a fourth-year student in
composition, has won second prize in
the American Society of University
Composer's student composers
competition with a work for cello.
Marissa Gaetanne, a graduate
student in voice, has been engaged by
the Vancouver Opera Association to
play the role of the Queen of the Night
in Mozart's opera, The Magic Flute, in
the association's upcoming season.
Judith Forst, one of the music
department's most distinguished graduates,
will make her debut at one of the
world's leading opera houses, La Scala in
Milan, next year in Rossi's opera Orfeo.
Prof. Michael Bullock, who retired
from UBC's Department of Creative
Writing in 1983, is the author of a new
book of "surreal fables" entitled The
Man with Flowers Through His Hands,
which is being published jointly by
Melmoth, a Vancouver firm, and Third
Eye, of London, Ont.
Prof. Bullock uses the term "fable" in
the sense of "fabulous," rather than in
the tradition of a short tale with a moral
attached to it. "I leave people to draw
whatever moral they wish from these
stories," is the way he puts it.
A collection of 113 of Prof. Bullock's
fables, translated into Chinese by Dr.
Simon S.C. Chau, professor of translation
at the Chinese University of Hong
Kong, has recently been published in
that city under the title The Scarlet
Dr. Chau translated the short fables
over the past couple of years for
publication in various Hong Kong
journals and the book represents a
collected edition. It has been very
favorably reviewed in Hong Kong by a
critic who says it is the first surreal
work ever to be translated into Chinese.
Prof. Bullock says Dr. Chau became
interested in translating the fables
because he believed they expressed a
philosophical viewpoint that had a great
deal in common with Buddhism.
Prof. Bullock was himself best known
for his teaching and activities in the
field of translation and was the recipient
in 1979 of a Canada Council award for
distinguished translation.
The first scholarship in the name of
Margaret MacKenzie, honorary
president of UBC's Faculty Women's
Club has been awarded to first-year
Arts student Birgit Raynard. The
club raised $4,000 to endow the
scholarship acknowledging Mrs.
MacKenzie's contributions to life at
UBC when her husband, Dr.
Norman MacKenzie was president
from 1944 to 7962.
Dr. William D. Wray of the
Department of History is the author of
a major work on the Japanese shipping
industry, published by the Council on
East Asian Studies at Harvard University.
Entitled Mitsubishi and the N.Y.K.,
1870-1914, and sub-titled "Business
Strategy in the Japanese Shipping
Industry," the 672-page volume presents
an in-depth analysis of the origins and
growth prior to the First World War of
Mitsubishi, today Japan's largest
industrial group, and the Nippon Yusen
Kaisha (N.Y.K.), now the world's
leading shipping enterprise.
Dr. Wray drew on previously
inaccessible material from Japanese and
Western companies in writing the
book, which is the first of a sub-series on
the history of Japanese business and
industry to be published under the aegis
of the Harvard Council on East Asian
Dr. Izak Benbasat of UBC's Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration
has been selected as the first Marvin
Bower Fellow at the Harvard University
Graduate School of Business
The new fellowship is to allow young
business scholars an opportunity to
spend a year at Harvard to continue
their research without any teaching
responsibilities. While at Harvard next
year, Dr. Benbasat will conduct research
in the area of computer-based
information and support systems. His
salary will be paid by Harvard and
Harvard will grant him a further $10,000
to continue his research back at UBC
the following year.
Three other scholars yet to be
selected will join Dr. Benbasat at
Harvard next year. The Bower
fellowships, funded under a $2 million
endowment from McKinsey & Co., an
international business consulting firm,
are awarded to those "who have
demonstrated, by the superior quality
and quantity of their published works,
outstanding achievement in business
scholarship and exceptional promise of
continuing scholarly productivity,
influence, and leadership," according
to Harvard Business School guidelines.
Dear Editor:
I would like to draw your attention
to the magnanimous benefits we, at
Brock House, have received from UBC
professors. The English department has
provided ten lecturers each quarterly
session on English Literature. These
lectures are given voluntarily and are
very much appreciated. The professors
who offer these services have been
scheduled by David Macaree and Jan de
Bruyn. The lectures have been
specially enjoyable events for the past
two and a half years.
The question and answer period
followed by lunch with the speaker has
been much appreciated by the 40 or so
seniors who regularly attend.
Very little publicity has been given to
this generous donation of time, energy
and expertise for the benefit of seniors. I
hope you may find space in UBC
Reports to record our thanks and
Brock House Society
Neville Scarfe, President
Brock House is an activity centre for
seniors at Jericho Beach. Its president,
Neville Scarfe, is dean emeritus of
UBC's Faculty of Education. —Ed.
Yunshik Chang
Prof. Yunshik Chang of UBC's
Department of Anthropology and
Sociology was not only a participant but
a guest of honor at a conference in his
native Korea recently where he was
recognized for his contributions to the
growth and development of the
Population and Development Studies
Centre at Seoul National University.
Prof. Chang, who graduated from
Seoul National University in 1958, was
involved in the beginnings of the
Population and Development Studies
Centre in Korea, which was originally
funded by the U.S. Population Council,
which has its headquarters in New
Over the years, Prof. Chang has
continued to have a close association
with the Korean centre, which he visits
regularly and which serves as the basis
for his own research on population and
industrialization and its social implications
in Korea.
At a recent meeting in Seoul to mark
the 20th anniversary of the establishment
of the Population and Development
Studies Centre, Prof. Chang gave a
paper on the rise of commercial farming
in Korea since 1945 and also received a
plaque of appreciation for his "invaluable
contribution" to the centre's
Dr. Peter Oberlander, director of
UBC's Centre for Human Settlements,
will be a member of the Canadian
delegation at the eighth session of the
United Nations Commission on Human
Settlements to be held in Kingston,
Jamaica from April 29 to May 10.
The UBC Centre was commissioned
to prepare a background paper on
"Planning and Managing Small and
Intermediate-Size Settlements" for
discussion in Jamaica. The UN
Commission on Human Settlements,
which is comprised of 58 nations,
provides continuity and coordination of
all United Nations activities on
settlement issues. UBC Reports, April 17,1985
Student plans fund-raising bicycle trip across Canada
Aymen Nader, a third-year philosophy
student at UBC, is a young man who
likes a challenge.
In September of last year, for
example, when he arrived in Vancouver
from Montreal to enrol at UBC, he
divided his time between the campus,
where he kept his clothes and books in
various lockers, and the nearby
University Endowment Lands, where he
lived in a makeshift tent in the bush for
six weeks near the junction of 41st Ave.
and Southwest Marine Drive.
On April 25, the day after he finishes
writing exams at UBC, Nader plans to
begin a 4,850-kilometre bicycle journey
from Vancouver to Montreal to raise
money for cancer patient care services
provided by the B.C. and Yukon Division
of the Canadian Cancer Society.
Nader said his trans-Canada bicycle
journey, which he estimates will take
five to six weeks, was something he had
planned to do in any case. "It seemed
like a good idea to combine the trip with
a fund-raising effort to help people
who are hospitalized with cancer," he
Nader approached the B.C. and Yukon
Division of the society, which has
endorsed his trip and fund-raising in B.C.
only. He said that in addition to raising
money, his effort is designed "to show
the community that UBC cares enough
to help."
While Nader hopes that a substantial
amount of money will be raised within
the UBC community, he wants others
to know that contributions from any
individual and group in B.C. are
welcome. Cheques, made payable to the
B.C. and Yukon Division of the
Canadian Cancer Society, should be sent
to the division's headquarters at 955
West Broadway, Vancouver, V5Z3X8.
Contributors, who will get receipts
for tax purposes, should note on the
cheque that the donation is for the "21
Vancouver to Montreal" special event, a
description Nader himself specified
because he happens to be 21 years old.
Nader is also getting help from other
sources. The Alma Mater Society at UBC
has endorsed his fund-raising effort and
given him $50 for the purchase of spare
parts for his bike. And Ace Cycle Shop
at 3155 West Broadway has volunteered
to tune and clean his bike free of
charge before he sets out on April 25.
Nader emphasizes that he doesn't go
around looking for challenges, such as
roughing it in the bush in the UEL or
crossing Canada by bike. "They're just
things that come up in life and I've
tried to emancipate my imagination so
my life is enriched through a variety of
experiences," he says with a grin.
A resident of St. Lambert, a suburb
of Montreal, Nader came to Vancouver
last year after spending two years
studying at McGill University. He injured
his back as a member of McGill's
rowing team and took up biking on the
recommendation of his doctor.
"I came out to Vancouver knowing
that the weather was a good deal
milder than in Montreal," he said, "and
it seemed like a good idea to try to live
in my tent."
He rejected Stanley Park because it
was "too dangerous." He got a
topographic map of the Endowment
Lands from UBC's map library and
decided to try tenting out at the
southeast corner of the area because
there is a stream there, which meant he
had access to fresh water.
He found some plywood at the rear
of a store at 41st and Dunbar and
trucked it to the Endowment Lands. He
put the plywood across a couple of logs,
which gave him a raised platform on
which he erected his tent. He also had a
Coleman stove and "a good warm
sleeping bag" in the tent.
Nader said he showered every day at
the UBC War Memorial Gym, where he
kept his clothes in a locker, and stored
his books in a second locker in the
Buchanan Building. In the morning,
he'd make up a meal in a plastic
container and heat it up in microwave
ovens that are in the public area in the
Health Sciences Centre Hospital on
Grad fee increases to be phased in
The blow of increased tuition fees for
most graduate students was softened
somewhat last week when UBC's Board
of Governors approved recommendations
that will have the effect of phasing some
increases in over two years.
Here is a summary of the changes
approved by the Board.
Tuition fees for third-year doctoral
students and second-year master's
students will increase from the 1984-85
level of $876 to $1,100 on April 1, 1985
and to $1,300 on April 1, 1986. Doctoral
students who continue beyond the
third year will pay an annual tuition fee
of $500 as will master's students who
continue their studies beyond the
second year.
The 18-month fee for second-year
master's students, last year set at
$2,188, increases to $2,350 on April 1,
1985 and to $2,450 on April 1, 1986.
Graduate degree candidates who pay
on a per-unit basis, set at $180 in
1984-85, will pay $200 per unit as of
April 1, 1985 and $225 beginning April
1, 1986.
Unclassified students who take
graduate courses numbered 500 and
above, who paid $77 per unit in
1984-85, will be subject to the same
per-unit costs as graduate students.
Not affected by the recommendations
approved by the Board last week were
increases in fees for first-year master's
and doctoral students, which increased
only 2.86 per cent from $1,750 to $1,800
per year, and fees for second-year
doctoral students, which declined
slightly from $1,307 to $1,300 a year.
Chemistry launches
fund-raising drive
UBCs chemistry department is out to
raise $10,000 to enable it to close a gap
in the resources of its departmental
reading room.
The department wants to purchase a
75-volume collective index to Chemical
Abstracts, a weekly publication that
summarizes articles that appear in
hundreds of chemistry journals.
The collective index needed covers
the years 1977 to 1981 and will enable
students and faculty members to have
quick access to material that relates to
their field of interest.
The department began its fund-raising
drive by staging a "Chemistry Fund
Run" that netted between $1,500 and
$2,000 in pledges, according to Prof.
William Cullen, one of the organizers.
He said plans are being considered
to raise additional funds through an
appeal to UBC graduates who
specialized in chemistry.
Members of the University community
who want to make tax-deductible
donations to the fund should contact
Prof. Cullen at 228-2625.
Just when his life style had "boiled
down to a very comfortable routine,"
Nader arrived back at his UEL tent to
find that all his equipment had
vanished. "I thought some one had
stolen it, but then I got a letter from my
mother in Montreal, who said the
RCMP had been in touch with my
Nader said he never did discover how
the RCMP, who police the Endowment
Lands, found out about his bush home,
but he guesses that someone reported
Nader said he went round to the
RCMP detachment office on the UBC
campus, where he retrieved his gear.
"The RCMP were very good about the
whole thing," he said, "after I'd
convinced them I wasn't an escaped
convict or a dope pusher.
"But they did suggest that I should
adopt a more traditional life style and
find a place to live."
Historian wins fellowship
to study brewing industry
A University of B.C. historian has been
awarded one of North America's most
prestigious fellowships to write a
complete history of the brewing
industry in the Netherlands.
Prof. Richard Unger, the recipient of
the award from the John Simon
Guggenheim Foundation of New York,
aims to produce a book that covers all
aspects of the Dutch brewing industry,
including its business and economic
history as well as social and
technological aspects from the early
middle ages, when Dutch brewing
began, to modern times.
Prof. Unger began work on the
project in 1978 and has already
collected a large amount of data on
legislation, tax records and other aspects
of the Dutch brewing industry, some of
which has been stored in computer files.
He plans to supplement earlier data
with material on beer production, taxes,
consumption and prices in the coming
year while on leave.
What will emerge from Prof. Unger's
research will be a composite picture of
an industry that has always played a
major role in Dutch society and which
has been subject to many ups and
The slow growth of the industry in
the middle ages was followed by
surprising success in the 15th century
while elsewhere in Europe serious
economic problems were the norm.
The 16th and 17th centuries were a
period of rapid growth and development
for the Dutch industry. The 18th and
early 19th centuries were a disaster,
Prof. Unger said, but from about 1870
there was a revival and expansion of
both the economy and the brewing
The importance of the brewing
industry goes beyond its place in the
general history of the Dutch economy,
Prof. Unger said.
Dutch brewers, in the first half of the
17th century, converted their industry
to the use of coal for beer production.
"In short," he said, "brewing became a
transforming industry. The Dutch
imported coal from Britain, grain from
the Baltic area and made large
quantities of beer which they sold in
"And that model has been repeated
on a number of occasions in more
contemporary times. It fueled the
growth of Great Britain in the 18th and
19th centuries and since the Second
World War it's been the hallmark of
economic development in Japan,
where Canadian coal and Australian iron
ore has been used to create cars that
are shipped back to the raw material
Prof. Unger said his concerns about
getting accurate data on beer
production and consumption in Holland
over the centuries have been eased by
Guggenheim fellow Dick Unger of UBC's
history department reckons that if he is
going to produce a book on the history
of the Dutch brewing industry he
should know what the product tastes
the mass of records that exist in town
and city archives.
"Brewing in Holland, and elsewhere
for that matter, has always been
government controlled to the extent that
beer production and consumption has
been taxed. In Holland, local governments
taxed production while provincial
governments taxed consumption, all of
which meant, of course, that the
consumer paid twice.
"However, this also meant that very
careful records were kept over the years,
which can be used to chart the ups and
downs of the industry quite accurately. I
also have access to the records of one
large brewery which has been in
continuous operation since the 17th
century. One of the problems of this
project is simply digesting the wealth
of information that's available."
Prof. Unger, who has been a member
of UBC's Department of History since
1969 and also serves as one of two
associate deans of the Faculty of Arts, is
widely known for his work in the fields
of medieval and renaissance history and
economics. UBC Reports, April 17,1985
Board approves new rates for residences
UBC's Board of Governors has
approved increases in most rates for
room and room and board in campus
The highlights of the increase package
are as follows.
Rates for single rooms in the Walter
Gage Residence, where room-only is
provided, will increase 4 per cent to
$1,720.62 for the term.
Rates for large single and single rooms
in Totem Park and Place Vanier
Residences will increase by 1.8 and 3.4
per cent respectively, and the meal rate
will increase 3.9 per cent to $6.55 a day
in both residences.
There will be no increase in rates for
double rooms at either Totem Park or
Place Vanier.
Rental rates for apartments in the
Acadia Park high-rise unit will increase 3
per cent, resulting in monthly rents
ranging from $287 to $301. Rental rates
for accommodation in some townhouse
clusters and some units on President's
Row will increase to eliminate a
two-tier rent structure that was instituted
last year.
Rates in Acadia Camp housing units
will be increased only when units are
renovated. Currently, rates for these
units range from $123 to $268.
The Board also approved monthly
rental rates for apartments in the new
low-rise unit in the Gage Residence
complex as follows: studio apartment
— $335; one bedroom — $475; and two
bedroom — $600.
Golf Tournament
The 29th annua! faculty and staff golf tournament
will be held on Thursday, April 25 at the University
Coif Course. Fees are $14.50, dinner in the
Faculty Club following the tournament is $15.50.
Open to all active and retired members of faculty
and staff  Applications are available at the Faculty
Club reception desk.
Law student wins
essay competition
Third-year law student Michael
Woodward is this year's winner of an
essay competition for the William G.
Black Memorial Prize.
The prize, worth approximately
$1,250, was made available by the late
Dr. William Black, who retired from the
UBC faculty in 1963 after many years
of service. The award is given annually
for the best essay on a topic related to
some aspect of Canadian citizenship.
This year's topic was the possible
impact of free trade on Canadian
political, economic and cultural
sovereignty, and the status of Canada in
the international community.
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the weeks of May 5 and 12, material
must be submitted not later than 4 p.m. on
Thursday, April 25. Send notices to UBC
Community Relations, 6328 Memorial Road (Old
Administration Building). For further information,
call 228-3131.
Items for inclusion in the Calendar
listing of events must be submitted
on proper Calendar forms. Forms are
available at the Community
Relations Office, Room 207 of the
Old Administration Building, or by
calling 228-3131.
Terry Fox Visiting Professor Seminar.
Radiosensitizing Drugs, Hypoxia and Haemoglobin
— Can They Be Used and Exploited in Cancer
Therapy? Dr. Ian |. Stratford, Radiobiology Unit,
Medical Research Council, England. Lecture
Theatre, B.C. Cancer Research Centre, 601 W. 10th
Ave. 12 noon.
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Integrated Circuit Manufacture. Milcah Chung,
Chemical Engineering, UBC. Room 206, Chemical
Engineering Building. 1:30 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group.
LTA4 Hydrolase: A Potential Anti-Inflammatory
Target. Dr. Jilly Evans, Merck Frosst Canada, Inc.,
Dorval, Quebec. Lecture Hall 1, Woodward
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Audiology and Speech Sciences
Neural Mechanisms of Complex-Sound Processing
for Echolocation. Dr. Nobuo Suga, Biology,
Washington University, St  Louis. Lecture Hall 3,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre. 4:30 p.m.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Series on the ZAP-Experiments: III: The Use of
Bootstrap Statistics. B Gimharzevsky, Pharmacology
and Therapeutics, UBC  Room 317, Block C,
Medical Sciences Building 12 noon
Botany Seminar.
Morphological and Cytological Study of Two
Species of Audouinella: porphyrae and vaga.
Carol Tarn, Botany, UBC  Room 3219, Biological
Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Science, Technology and Society
Studies Meeting.
Non-Rigorous Infinitesimals and The Growth of
Mathematical Thinking Mark Reimers,
Mathematics, UBC. Room D121, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Health Care and Epidemiology
Privatization in Canadian Health Care Financing
and Delivery: What are the Real Issues? Dr.
Gregory Stoddart, Clinical Epidemiology and
Biostatistics, McMaster University. Room 253,
lames Mather Building. 12:30 p.m.
Terry Fox Visiting Professor Seminar.
Development of Drugs for Use in Radiotherapy:
From Chemistry through to Clinical Trials. Dr. Ian J.
Stratford, Radiobiology Unit, Medical Research
Council, England. Lecture Theatre B, B Floor,
Heather Pavilion, VGH. 12 noon.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Positron Emission Tomography in Twins with
Schizophrenia. Dr. Clark Campbell, Psychiatry,
UBC. Parentcraft Room, Grace Hospital  1 p.m.
Calligraphy Lecture/Demonstration.
Karma of the Brush: Lecture and Demonstration
held in conjunction with the Chinese and Japanese
calligraphy exhibition held at the Asian Centre
April 29 to May 12. Shiko Kataoka, the head of the
Japanese calligraphers, will be giving the lecture
and demonstration. Admission is free. For further
information, call 228-2427 or 228-2746. International
House, UBC. 3 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Frictional Pressure Drop for Two-Phase Flow in
Pipes — A New and Extremely Convenient
Correlation. Hans Muller-Steinhagen, Chemical
Engineering, UBC. Room 206, Chemical Engineering
Building. 1:30 p.m.
Health Care and Epidemiology/
Preventive Medicine Lecture.
Adolescent Smoking Prevention: Is There Mope?
Roger Sparks, Health Education Consultant,
Community Health Services, British Columbia
Ministry of Health. Room 253, James Mather
Building. 4 p m.
Noon-Hour Lecture Series.
People and the Law — The Family Relations Act
Five Years Later. Prof. Donald J. MacDougall, Law,
UBC. Admission is free (no pre-registration
required). Robson Square Media Centre. 12 noon.
Nitobe Garden Hours
The Nitobe Japanese Garden will be open daily
from 10 a.m. to 6 p m. beginning April 5.
Operation Raleigh Canada
Over the next four years, an international
scientific expedition will circumnavigate the world.
Operation Raleigh is divided into 16 three-month
phases, each to be centered in a different location.
The 1,9(X)-ton research support vessel will
proceed around the globe westward, mainly at
tropical latitudes. Research will range from
fundamental studies to highly applied projects tied
in with community tasks to resource management
work of wider significance. Operation Raleigh
Canada is encouraging faculty and graduate
students from UBC to participate in this unique
expedition. For more information contact Barbara
lackson or Anna French at 688-2778.
Learned Societies Conference
The Learned Societies Conference will be held this
year at the University of Montreal from May 26 to
June 8. For information, contact Phillipe Roy at
Fine Arts Gallery
Against Great Odds: Posters of Nicaragua is on
display until April 27. The gallery, located in the
basement of the Main Library, is open from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from
noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For details, call
228-2759  Admission is free.
Language Programs
French, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese non-credit
conversational programs begin the week of April
22   For further information, contact Language
Programs and Services, Centre for Continuing
Education, at 222-5227.
Note  All external grant requests must be signed
bv the Head. Dean, and Dr. R D  Spratley.
Applicant is responsible for sending application
to agency
May (Deadline Date in Parenthesis)
• B.C. Heritage Trust
— Research (1)
• B.C. Medical Services Foundation
— Research (21)
• Bedding Plants Foundation, Inc.
— Research (1)
• Canada Council: Aid to Artists
— Aid To Artists (15)
• Canada Council: Explorations Prog.
— Explorations Crant (1)
• Canada Council: Killam Program
— I.W. Killam Memorial Prize (30)
— Killam Research Fellowship (30)
• Canadian Foundation for Ileitis & Colitis
— Research Training Fellowship (Ontario)
• Canadian Law Information Council
— Research Fellowship Program (15)
• Department of Regional Industrial Expansion
— Canada Awards for Excellence (17)
• Deutscher Akadem. Austauschdienst (DAAD)
— Study Visits of Foreign Academics (1)
• Distilled Spirits Council of US
— Grants-in-aid for Research (1)
• Hamber Foundation
— Foundation Grant (5)
TRIUMF, at the south end of Wesbrook Mall,
houses the world's largest cyclotron. (A cyclotron
accelerates large numbers of atom-sized particles
almost to the speed of light. The particles are
then shot at various targets, and the ensuing
nuclear reactions are studied.) Beginning May 1,
you or your friends may take a free tour of the
cyclotron and the experimental areas at 11 a.m.
or 2 p.m  daily, except on weekends or holidays.
Your tour will last approximately 1 !>3<Wburs. Note
that a tour would not likely be interesting to
children under 14, and also that pregnant or
physically handicapped persons would have
difficulty with parts of the route. Please contact
the TRIUMF Information Office (222-1047) in
advance if you intend to come for a tour with
more than four persons, so that extra guides can be
arranged if necessary.
UBC Daycare Unit I has openings for children aged
17 months to 3 years. Full-time, part-time or
summer months. For information, call 228-3019
(days, Unit I Daycare) or 228-9800 (evenings,
Reading, Writing, Study Skills
The Reading, Writing and Study Skills Centre,
Centre for Continuing Education, offers programs in
reading for speed and comprehension, writing
improvement, grammar and basic composition,
study skills. Classes begin the week of April 29.
Phone 222-5245 for registration information.
Asian Centre Exhibit
Karma of the Brush, an exhibition of Chinese and
Japanese calligraphy, will be on display at the
Asian Centre April 29 to May 12. For further
information call 228-2427 or 228-2746. Admission is
free. Open 11 a.m to 6 p.m. daily.
• Indian & Northern Affairs Canada
— Annual Northern Science Award (10)
• Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
— ISPS Fellowship for Research in Japan
• March of Dimes Birth Defects Fdn. (US)
— Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace
• Muscular Dystrophy Assn. (U.S.)
— Postdoctoral Fellowships (31)
— Research (31)
• NSERC: Strategic Grants Division
— Equipment (1)
— Strategic Grant (1)
• Royal Society of New Zealand
— Captain James Cook Fellowship (31)
• Science Council of B.C.
— Research (1)
• Secretary of State
— Canadian Ethnic Studies Conference
— Canadian Ethnic Studies Program:
Professorships (15)
— Ethnic Research (15)
• Spencer, Chris Foundation
— Foundation Grants (31)
• SSHRC: Research Grants Division
— Research (15)
• Standards Council of Canada
— University Research Contribution (1)
• World Wildlife Fund (Canada)
— General Research (1)
Faculty members wishing more information
about the following research grants should consult
the Research Services Grant Deadlines circular
which is available in departmental and faculty
offices. If further information is required, call
228-3652 (external grants) or 228-5583 (internal


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