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UBC Reports Feb 17, 1982

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Increase in fees helps research, Library
The impact of retrenchment will fall
a little less heavily on UBC's Research
Committee and on the Library and
Computing Centre as the result of
recommendations made to President
Douglas Kenny by the Senate Budget
The committee has recommended
that $435,100, which will result from
an increase in student fees in 1982-83,
be divided as follows': Research
Committee grants (humanities and
social sciences) — $200,000; Library
— $185,000; and Computing Centre
- $50,100.
UBC's child care facilities at Acadia Camp have been threatened with closure beco ^e the 40-year-old army huts are afire
hazard. Renovating them or replacing them would cost about $1 million, but government policy is "no money for child care
facilities. "
Child care centres face closure order
Barring a change in government
policy or the emergence of a million-
dollar benefactor, UBC's child care
centres will be closed because they are
a fire hazard.
Although he has yet to set a date on
a closure order, Fire Chief H.A.
Crawford of the University Endowment
Lands Fire Department has given the
University three choices: make the
centres conform with fire safety
regulations, build a new centre or
centres, or close the centres down.
The cost of either renovating the
centres or leplacing them would be
about the same — $1 million.
But the Universities Council says
child care facilities don't qualify for
funding through the Education
Institution Capital Finance Act.
Borrowing under the act has been a
major source of funds for UBC
construction during the past four or
five years. The University, in effect,
obtains the funds by issuing a
debenture to the government under
terms which assure that the
government will in turn provide the
funds to meet the interest and sinking
fund payments. These debt servicing
funds are separate from the annual
operating grant.
Although talks have been held (the
most recent just a week ago) between
UBC president Douglas Kenny and
Human Resources Minister Grace
McCarthy, to date there has been no
indication of a relaxing of government
Prof. Nathan Divinsky, head of the
president's advisory committee on
child care, remains confident that the
problem can be resolved.
"We can't have a 'University city' of
30,000 with no child care facilities,"
he said. "Surely the combined wisdom
of University leaders and government
leaders can produce a solution."
Fire Chief Crawford, after an
inspection of nine child care centres in
Acadia Camp, said the buildings fail
to meet B.C. Fire Code regulations in
five areas — construction, fire alarm
system, flame spread ratings, exits,
and access for firefighters.
A UEL Fire Department safety
report notes that there are serious
deficiencies in all the areas listed.
Chief Crawford says that because of
the wide use of plywood in the
buildings, "a fire is likely to spread at
such a rate that the life-safety of the
occupants would be endangered before
the arrival of the fire department."
The buildings are army huts from
the Second World War, all about 40
years old.
Most of the 250 youngsters being
cared for are children of UBC
students, who pay from $220 to $315 a
month for the service, depending upon
age of the child and which centre he
or she attends. Each centre is an
independent unit, some staffed only by
professionals and others using a
combination of professionals and
A report prepared by Physical Plant
notes that the minimum cost to
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In a report on its activities to be
presented to Senate tonight
(Wednesday, Feb. 17), the committee
says its intention was to reinstate 50
per cent of the research funds
previously available in the humanities
and social sciences area, "on the
ground that replacement funds are not
available from extern ?'       nting
agencies" and that "research grants
are basic to the maintenance of a high
level of academic achievement in the
As for the library, the committee
says, "our recommendation would
reduce the assessment by about one-
third of this vital resource that serves
the entire University."
The effect of the recommendations,
which will be implemented by UBC's
Where it came from
A 32.8 per cent tuition fee
increase, approved by UBC's Board of
Governors and endorsed by the Senate
Budget Committee, will bring an
additional $5.1 million next year. Of
this additional income, $921,000 will
be spent on increased student aid,
$1.96 million will go to offset inflation
and the remaining $2.27 million will
help with the University's shortfall of
$7.48 million. President Kenny's
advisory committee on fiscal
retrenchment, which reported in mid-
January, put forward two proposals on
tuition fees, alternative one calling for
a 29.5 per cent increase and
alternative two suggesting 32.8. The
committee noted that if alternative
two was approved, then additional
funds of $435,100 would be available
to help with the $7.48 million
shortfall. It recommends that this sum
be used to reduce non-faculty budget
assessments, with special consideration
for the Library, research committee
and the Computing Centre.
administration in the 1982-83
operating budget, is to restore to
UBC's research committee some funds
for support of work in the humanities
and social sciences. In its report
released in mid-January, the
President's Advisory Committee on
Fiscal Retrenchment proposed the
elimination of the research
committee's entire budget of $1
The allocation of $185,000 to the
Library means that the assessment of
$564,000 proposed in the
retrenchment committee's report will
be reduced to $379,000. The
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Computing Centre's assessment will be
-educed by $50,100 from $290,000 to
In reviewing its recent activities, the
Senate Budget Committee says it also
studied details of the specific budget
reductions and their academic impact
as reported by the deans to President
The committee says it established
..hat the recommended assessments
against faculty budgets "are based on
the mixed criteria of academic
judgment and the availability of
budget items that could be removed
within the constraints noted... in the
retrenchment report.
"The assessments (which total
$1,927,500) are distributed in a way
that is designed to inflict as little
damage as possible on the academic
work of the respective faculties," the
committee says in its report to Senate.
The budget committee then goes on
to express special concern for budget
cuts in three faculties — Agricultural
Sciences, Arts and Education.
Agricultural Sciences (hit with an
assessment of $80,200 by the
retrenchment committee) "found it
necessary to propose the deletion of
the entire faculty travel budget
($4,500)," the budget committee says,
adding that "we hope that it wijl be
possible for the president to restore
this line item in the 1982-83 budget."
The budget committee has also
j-ecommended to President Kenny that
consideration be given to providing
relief for the Faculty of Arts and in
particular to the School of Social
Work, "which would otherwise be
losing a crucial senior position."
The committee also recommends
that the president try to provide relief
in next year's budget for the Faculty of
Education, "and in particular to the
School of Physical Education for a
position in the developing field of
sports medicine."
The final section of the budget
committee's report to Senate deals
with the sources of retrenchment funds
on a faculty-by-faculty basis. (See
table below.)
These reductions, the committee
comments, will have "serious
consequences throughout the
University. There will be reductions in
support staff (secretaries, technicians,
etc.) in all faculties; there will be the
elimination of a significant number of
unfilled faculty positions (including
vacancies created by retirement and
"While there will be reductions in
teaching assistance and supplies and
expenses, the bulk of the retrenchment
will be in the reduction of faculty and
non-faculty positions."
Preliminary indications, the
committee continues, are that
retrenchment against the following
faculties can be interpreted as being
approximately equivalent to: 1.5
faculty and 2 support staff positions in
Agricultural Sciences; 14 faculty, 2
support staff and 22 TA positions in
Arts; 8 faculty and 2 support staff
positions in Education; 4 faculty and 4
support staff positions in Medicine;
and 6 faculty, 2.5 support staff and 15
TA positions in Science.
Also proposed are an expansion of
the terms of reference of the Senate
Budget Committee and an
enlargement of the committee's size.
At present, the University Act
empowers the committee "to meet with
the president and assist him in the
preparation of the university budget."
The committee proposes that its
terms of reference be expanded "to
make recommendations to the
president and to report to Senate
concerning academic planning as they
relate to the preparation of the
University budget."
The same motion asks that the
Senate Nominating Committee
propose additional members to enlarge
the budget committee in consultation
with it.
The Senate Budget Committee is
chaired by Prof. Geoffrey Scudder,
head of the Department of Zoology.
Other members are Barry Coulson, a
student representative on Senate from
the Faculty of Commerce; Prof. John
Dennison, Education; Prof. Donald
Fields, Commerce; Dr. W.M.
Keenlyside, a Convocation member of
Senate; and Dr. Jon Wisenthal of the
Department of English.
Sources of Retrenchment Funds
Faculty        Staff      Contingency    Supplies    Teaching
Positions   Positions        Funds       & Expenses Assistance
Applied Science
Graduate Studies
Health Sciences
Saigon artist gives
exhibition at UBC
In 1979 Canada opened its door to
Vietnamese boat people and the city
of Vancouver gained an outstanding
artist, Mr. Tan Son Hia.
On Saturday, Feb. 27, and Sunday,
Feb. 28, the Institute of Asian
Research at UBC and Hadassah of
Vancouver will co-sponsor an
exhibition and sale of Mr. Tan's work
at the UBC Asian Centre.
The 45-year-old artist took formal
training in Chinese painting at the
National Art School in Saigon, and
was an established artist in his
homeland and internationally before
his departure from Vietnam.
It was his skill as an artist that
prompted Canadian Immigration
officials in the Philippines to
recommend that Mr. Tan and his
family be allowed to settle in Canada.
After spending time in a refugee
camp, Mr. Tan arrived in Vancouver
and got a job glass cutting to support
himself and his family while attending
daily classes in English. He is now
back making his living as a painter of
Chinese art. The exhibit at the Asian
Centre will be his first major
exhibition in Vancouver. More than
100 items will be on display, and the
paintings will reflect a wide variety of
styles of Chinese art, beginning
chronologically in the Five Dynasties
period (late 10th century) up to
modern times. Mr. Tan's work
Child care
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upgrade the buildings would be
$950,000. "This cost does not include
upgrading the general condition of the
buildings so we would still be left with
unsightly buildings needing roof repair
and other similar work."
The report says cost of a new
building would be about $1.15
A UBC staff member who is herself
a graduate of the University had high
praise for the child care facilities in a
note to UBC Reports. Her daughter
spends her mornings at one of the cooperative centres.
She comments:
"It's important to have your child in
a day care close to where you are
during the day. If there's an accident,
or he or she gets sick suddenly, you
can be there in a matter of minutes,
and that's reassuring. . .
"The day cares out here have a
reputation for attracting and keeping
well-qualified staff. From what I've
seen, they're good with the children
and have lots of ideas for keeping
them busy and stimulated. They do
things with them that you might not
do at home — finger painting,
collage, group singing with
instruments, gymnastics — things that
are more fun for the kids to do with
"The social contact is also really
good for the children at an early age
because they learn that they're not the
centre of the universe.... With people
having fewer children, and only
children becoming more common,
includes early flower and bird
paintings to landscape realism.
The exhibition takes place from 7 to
10 p.m. on Feb. 27 and from 2 to 8
p.m. on Feb. 28. On both days, Mr.
Tan will be on hand to demonstrate
the delicate art of Chinese painting.
All items will be for sale and 20 per
cent of the sale price will be tax
deductible as it is going to charity.
Admission to the exhibition is free and
there will be a raffle held for several
of Mr. Tan's works.
Socred MLAs
to spend
a day at UBC
Social Credit Members of the
Legislative Assembly will spend Feb.
24 at the University of British
The MLAs will have lunch with
students from their constituencies in
the Place Vanier cafeteria, and then
will attend workshops in the Asian
Centre or tour the campus.
Later in the afternoon, the Social
Credit MLAs will meet with UBC
president Douglas Kenny. B.C.'s New
Democrat MLAs visited the University
on Oct. 16.
group situations such as those that day
care offers become very important.
"On the importance of day care to
parents, not staying at home with your
children isn't nearly the social taboo
that it once was. Thank goodness for
"Careers and schooling don't have to
come to a screeching halt when
children are born now. Good for you,
not so good for the children, some
people would say. But if we ensure day
care has a high enough priority in our
society, if we provide stimulating care,
clean and safe environments, then it is
good for the children as well.
"And it's good for society, because
you don't have half your adult citizens
stuck at home unable to use their
training or develop their potential."
The UBC centres provide care for
children in the age groups 18 months
to 3 years, 3 years to 5 years, and also
offer after-school care. There are no
facilities for infant care, although
there are many requests for such care.
Maureen Molloy, child care coordinator, said there is no big waiting
list for the 3, 4 and 5-year olds, but
"we could use twice the space we have
for the under threes."
Of the 248 children at the Acadia
Camp centres this year, 147 are
children of students, 41 are children of
faculty, 34 are children of staff, and
26 have no direct UBC affiliation. unci ivepuiu reuruary vi.
Dr. Ken Carty, an assistant
professor in UBC's Department of
Political Science, has been appointed
director of the Legislative Assembly's
internship program. The Legislative
Internship Program allows ten recent
graduates of B.C. universities to go
into legislature and work with MLAs.
Prof. Martha Foschi of the
anthropology and sociology
department has received an
international collaborative research
grant from the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council of
Canada. She will work with Prof.
Margaret Foddy of the psychology
department of La Trobe University in
Melbourne on how standards for
performance affect the attribution of
abilities in interpersonal relations.
Experimental work on this topic will
be conducted at UBC and La Trobe
between March, 1982 and August,
1983. Prof. Foddy received her Ph.D.
in sociology from UBC in 1975.
Joanne Stan, an assistant professor
and head of the division of
occupational therapy in UBC's School
of Rehabilitation Medicine; became
president of the Canadian Association
of Occupational Therapists in January,
Three representatives from UBC
attended a meeting in Ottawa earlier
this month to discuss ideas on
gerontology which may go to the UN
World Assembly on Aging, being held
this summer in Vienna. Dr. Mary Hill,
an associate professor in the School of
Social Work, Dr. Clyde Slade of UBC's
Family Practice Unit and Jeanette
Auger, a graduate student in sociology
whose thesis area is gerontology, were
among 100 people who attended the
meeting sponsored by the federal
government. There were ten
representatives in total from B.C.
Open House 'something special
Everyone will be foot-sore and
mind-wobbled and perhaps a little
damp if it happens to rain.
Dry of dripping, Open House this
year is shaping up into something
Visitors will be treated to a gamut
of information, research, mental
titilations, hands-on demonstrations,
performances and fun.
Explanations of the Polish Solidarity
movement, lectures on what's wrong
with creationism, a view of sunflares
and planets through the University's
More money for Canadian studies
Increased emphasis on Canadian
studies will be the primary result of a
recent announcement that the federal
government has approved $11 million
in new funding for the Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Council of
Canada (SSHRCC).
Communications minister Francis
Fox said recently that SSHRCC will
receive an additional $1 million in the
1981-82 fiscal year and an additional
$5 million in each of the next two
fiscal years.
The effect of the increase is to
increase the SSHRCC's total grants
budget from $46.6 million in 1981-82
to $56.7 million in 1982-83.
The increased federal funding falls
short of a proposal by SSHRCC, which
originally asked for an increase of $25
million over the next five years to
parallel increases approved for the
Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council and the Medical
Research Council.
In announcing the increase in
funding for SSHRCC, Mr. Fox said
the additional money "responds to the
need, often expressed by the research
community and the government, to
support research in Canadian studies,
to fill the gaps in our research of
Canada in all its social, cultural,
economic and political complexity."
The minister went on to emphasize
that support for "independent
research" would be sustained by the
Under the heading of "Support for
Independent Research," the SSHRCC
will increase grants for Canadian
studies from $9 million in 1981-82 to
$10.22 million in 1982-83. Council
support for fellowships and research
which does not fall under the
Canadian studies rubric will not be
increased above 1981-82 levels in the
next fiscal year.
Under the heading of "Strategic
Grants," the council will significantly
increase support for research in three
"theme" areas — aging of the
Canadian population (up from
$880,000 in 1981-82 to $1.2 million in
1982-83), the family and socialization
of children (increased to $680,000
from $395,000), and the human
context of science and technology (to
be more than doubled from $324,000
to $682,000).
The council will also initiate
planning for two other theme areas —
Native studies and women in the work
world, which will be funded in future
"Area studies" which will receive
increased grants under the strategic
studies heading include management
research development, which aids
management studies experts in
Canadian universities to upgrade their
research skills; research support for
small Canadian regional universities;
and research resources and tools,
which assists in the preparation of
funding aids for materials in Canadian
libraries and archives.
latest light telescope, Reggae music,
student debates, Greek tragedy in the
original, a trial during which visitors
become the jury, a tour of the
TRIUMF cyclotron project, backstagr
at the Freddy Wood Theatre, student
written plays performed at the Old
Freddy Wood (bet you don't know
where it is), a stock exchange linked
a downtown brokerage house, Chines
music, Indian dancing, Vancouver
dialects and satellite imagery of
Vancouver will all be part of this
year's Open House.
There'll be demonstrations of
plasma, nuclear, low temperature bic-
and astrophysics. Not to mention the
latest in cancer research and cloning
— two important research
breakthroughs in the Wesbrook
Building, jazz, a star clock,
TELIDON, legal advice, black holes,
the red tide and shift, and of course,
the Leidenfrost effect.
For something completely different
English comedian John Cleese will
explain on film how to chair a
meeting, conduct interviews and make
For visitors geographically
disoriented and mentally confused
there's Eliza, the computerized
For visitors weary in mind and bod,
there'll be a free swim in the Aquatic
Centre. The Nitobe Garden and
Museum of Anthropology will also be
open free of charge.
Hosts this year are the five faculties
at the north end of the campus —
Arts, Commerce and Business
Administration, Education, Law and
Friday, March 12, will be devoted
visits from schools. Programs are beir
sent to all high school and regional
college counsellors in the province.
Hours on Friday are 10 a.m. to 4 p.nt
The general public will be invited
on Saturday, March 13, from 10 a.m
to 10 p.m.
UBC is a huge community with an
abundance of things happening. Ope.-.
House isn't simply for the off-campus
community. It's an opportunity for tt -
University community to find out
about itself. The vast majority of the
UBC community doesn't know what i
going on in buildings they pass evej^y
day but never enter.
Was C.P. Snow right? Is there an
irreconcilable split in the outlook and
literacy of humanists and scientists? I"
it true that secret research is taking
place in an underground laboratory?
Have you suspected that arts people
are quantitatively helpless?
For science people who think
epistemology is the study of fish or
who suffer under the grotesque social
handicap of thinking that synecdoche
is a substitute for sugar, here's your
chance to put yourself right.
And for arts people living under the
egregious assumption that a retort is a
clever comeback or a Dewar flask
something you carry in your back
pocket, or that Disaccharides was a
minor character in The Symposium —
the possibility of redemption.
A four-page program on Open
House will be included in the next
issue of UBC Reports. JC Reports February 17, 1982
Lecturing in China hot work
Prof.  T.R. Parsons
(oceanography) was invited by
Shandong College of Oceanology
and Xiamen University to lecture
in China under the
"B.C./P.R.C. Academic
Exchange Program. " He was also
invited by the University of
Tsukuba to lecture at a number
of universities in Japan under the
program "Scientific Cooperation
between the National Research
Council and the Japan Society
for the Promotion of Science. "
The following are a few
impressions of these two
Shandong College of Oceanology is
located in Qingdao in buildings which
were constructed during German
occupation at the turn of the century.
Hence the facility is both old and not
entirely suited as China's principal
oceanographic school.
However, the location of Qingdao
on the shores of the Yellow Sea.
together with its excellent port facility
greatly benefit the students who
frequently go to sea on board the
"Dang Fang Hong" ("The East is
Red") — a 3000-ton modern research
Teaching at the college with my
wife, Dr. Lalli, consisted of two
lectures per day — the first from 8 to
11:30 a.m. and the second from 3:30
to 5 p.m., five days a week. This was
i strenuous effort considering that the
emperature during August was
generally over 32 °C and the only air
tonditioning was a small Chinese fan
vhich I learned to use with one hand
vhile writing on the board with the
The very attentive audience
consisted of young professors and
lecturers from a number of universities
and laboratories in China, most of
whom had suffered from a complete
lack of oceanographic training during
the Cultural Revolution (ca
1968/1978). On weekends our hosts
entertained us with various excursions
into the country and with a number of
banquets. Scientists were most friendly
out on a number of occasions we were
:ompletely surrounded by a hundred
it more curious onlookers. A visit to
he local beach in Qingdao, for
example, became quite impossible as
*/e were quickly surrounded by
Chinese whose rivalry for a closer look
•esulted in our having to seek refuge
n our hotel where Chinese nationals
rvere not allowed to enter without
proper permission.
In Xiamen, which used to be called
Amoy, there has been even less contact
with foreigners since its proximity to
Taiwan kept it out of bounds until
quite recently. Xiamen University was
built after liberation in 1949 and was
a gift to the people of China from a
wealthy overseas Chinese businessman.
Once again we were greeted with as
much hospitality as the local economy
:ould afford but living conditions,
with regard to the cleanliness of rooms
and highly vegetarian food, were in no
way comparable to even some of the
:heaper accommodations in North
Scientifically, Chinese oceanographers
jre anxious to learn but are at present
"ar behind in terms of laboratory
equipment, computers, and most large
icale oceanographic facilities with the
:xception of ships. The effort being
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expended on 'catching up' is
commendable but over-centralized
control of education, including
required political courses, appear as
impediments to scientific development.
By total contrast in terms of
equipment and all kinds of
oceanographic facilities, the Japanese
have much more logistic support than
the average Canadian scientist. At
eight universities visited from
Hakodate in the north to Nagasaki in
the south, one cannot fail to be
impressed by the richness of laboratory
equipment, ocean monitoring facilities
and the availability of computers to
handle the vast amounts of data being
Apart from a regular series of
lectures, I was invited also to give a
personal lecture to the Emperor and a
second to the Crown Prince. Both the
Emperor and the Crown Prince are
well known marine biologists and their
avid interest in the subject was
manifested by lengthy question periods
which followed both presentations.
Having visited Japan 12 years ago as
senior scientist on board the first
Canadian research ship to make a
trans-Pacific cruise, I can attest to a
remarkable advancement in their
understanding of ocean processes
during the past decade.
In the 1970s Japan's technical ability
to catch more fish than any other
country was already well known; in the
1980s Japanese scientists probably
understand more about why fish are
abundant in the oceans than we do in
North America. It is that
understanding, which has been
achieved over the past decade, that
has put them in an enviable position
relative to some fisheries management
still practised in our own country,
where the oceanographic basis for this
important resource is often ignored.
Excursion offered by museum
If the idea of adding some culture
to your life (with a 137-foot yacht trip
thrown into the bargain) appeals to
you, keep May 22 to June 1 free on
your calendar.
The Museum of Anthropology is
offering "People of the Raven" — a
cultural excursion to the Queen
Charlotte Islands aboard the yacht
Participants will visit Kwagiutl
museums at Cape Mudge and Alert
Bay and travel to the famous sites of
Tanu, Cumshewa, Skedans and
Anthony Island.
Resource personnel on the trip will
be Dr. Harry Hawthorn, UBC
professor emeritus, and his wife
Audrey. Prof. Hawthorn was the first
anthropologist appointed to the
University faculty and was the founder
and first head of the Department of
Anthropology and Sociology at UBC.
He also served as director of the
Museum of Anthropology from 1947
to 1974.
Mrs. Hawthorn was appointed the
first curator of the museum in 1949
and is still one of the museum's
curators, although she is currently on
leave of absence.
Because of limited accommodation,
registration for the excursion will be
restricted to 11 people, but the 11
spaces must be filled. For more
information, call the museum at
Faculty members wishing more
information about the following
research grants should consult the
Research Administration 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 grants).
April 1
• Hannah Institute — Fellowships.
• Hannah Institute — Grants-in-
• IMASCO-CDC Research
Foundation       Research Grant.
• MRC: Awards Program        MRC
• MRC: Special Programs
INSRM/MRC Exchange.
• MRC: Special Programs —
Symposia and Workshops.
• Multiple Sclerosis Society of
Canada — Career Development
• Multiple Sclerosis Society of
Canada — Post-doctoral
• Multiple Sclerosis Society of
Canada — Research Grant.
• Multiple Sclerosis Society of
Canada — Research Studentships.
• SSHRC: Research Grants Division
— Major Editorial Grant.
April 10
• University of British Columbia —
UBC SSHRC Travel Grant.
April 15
• Canada Council: Writing and
Publication — Translation Grant.
• Health and Welfare Canada:
Welfare — National Welfare
• Health and Welfare Canada —
National Welfare: Manpower
Utilization Grant.
• Health and Welfare Canada —
National Welfare: Research Group
• Health and Welfare Canada —
National Welfare: Senior Research
• Health and Welfare Canada —
National Welfare: Visiting
• March of Dimes Birth Defects
(U.S.) Foundation — Reproductive
Hazards in the Workplace.
• Secretary of State — Canadian
Ethnic Studies Program:
• Secretary of State — Canadian
Ethnic Studies: Research.
April 16
• Ontario Economic Council
Contract Research in Manpower
and Education.
April 30
• Canada Mortgage and Housing
Corporation — Research Grants
Type A (to $2,500).
• MacMillan, H.R. Estate   -  Native
People and Northern Canada
Note: All external agency grant
application forms must be signed by
the Head, Dean, and Dr. RD.
Spratley. Applicant is responsible for
sending form to agency. UBC Reports February 17, 1982
Technology won't solve our problems'
The following letter, slightly edited
for publication, was written by Prof.
William Nicholls, head of the
Department of Religious Studies, to
UBC's president, Dr. Douglas Kenny,
and to Dr. Leslie Peterson, Q. C.,
chairman of the Board of Governors,
in the fall of 1981.
I am appalled by the apparently
well-founded rumors that the
provincial government is urging the
universities of this province to put
technical and professional education
on the highest priority. Given the
present under-funding of universities
as a whole, this could only be done by
a re-allocation of resources from the
traditional centres of academic
activity, the faculties of arts and of
I will not comment here on the
wisdom of that general under-funding,
which belongs in a political and
economic context, rather than an
academic one. What is far more
troubling in the long run is the wish to
influence academic priorities to suit
the supposed needs of society, together
with the underlying assumption that it
is the function of the university to
meet those needs as identified by
persons outside the university, whether
in government or elsewhere.
In the present case, it is extremely
alarming to find pressure (or even
mere influence) being exercised to
move the university farther in the
direction of technology and
professionalism, and thereby away
from its traditional humanistic
orientation. This is certainly not the
moment to do that, just when iharty
people are becoming aware that our
worship of the idol of technology has
already become extremely damaging
to human values and to human
beings, and possibly dangerous to the
continuance of human life on this
Technology made Auschwitz and
Hiroshima possible; it has done
nothing to make their repetition
improbable. Technology has shown no
signs of capacity to right the
increasing imbalance between rich and
poor nations. A social science which
increasingly takes the technological
style of thinking as its model has not
produced the semblance of an answer
to inflation and unemployment, to
violence in our cities, to human
degradation through drug misuse, or
to the unbelievably high abortion rate,
Last day of
classes April 7,
not April 2
The type gremlins were at work last
year when the section of the official
UBC Calendar that lists key dates in
the academic year was made up.
As a result, Friday, April 2 is listed
as the last day of classes for most
That's wrong.
The last day of classes for most
faculties is Wednesday, April 7, two
days before the long Easter weekend
Exams for some students in the
Faculty of Dentistry will begin on
Thursday, April 8, but for most
students exams will begin on Tuesday,
April 13 and continue until Friday,
April 30.
which is itself the outcome of a
depersonalized sexual scene that brings
far more misery than joy to young
None of these facts suggests that
technology is bad, or that we should
revert to the Middle Ages. They, and
others like them, do raise the
possibility that more and better
technology will not lead to a better life
for human beings. Such problems of
our society are transparently not due
to lack of technology or
professionalism. They are much more
probably the outcome of a deficiency
in wisdom and compassion, which by
its nature technology is unable to put
right, because it neither possesses nor
is able to inculcate these human
If, as many critically-minded people
now believe, our society has become
mesmerized by technology, to the
detriment of such values, it is not the
time for the University to pour even
more of its resources into such a leaky
The nature of the university is at
stake here. It is not our business to
meet the needs of society as perceived
by it, nor to reinforce it in a direction
in which it is .already going, even if
that direction may be disasterously
mistaken. Certainly society needs
technical and professional education.
In the past, these functions were
provided for outside the university,
William Nicholls
and were certainly never allowed to
distort the university's own pursuit of
truth, whether in pure science or in
the humanistic disciplines.
Society needs criticism as well as
reinforcement. In a free society, it has
been widely understood that the main
function of the university was to
provide a secure place for the
disinterested pursuit of truth as well as
To put it bluntly, it was tacitly at
least understood that society needs for
its own health to pay some people to
tell it what it doesn't want to hear. If
that function of the university in
society is allowed to disappear under
economic pressures and technological
obsessions, it is not clear who will
discharge it. In a totalitarian society,
it is clear that the function of the
university is to support the ruling
ideology, Fascist, Communist, Islamic
or military. In a free society such as
ours, on the other hand, the university
should not be immune from criticisms
or deaf to suggestions; but there
should be no doubt in anyone's mind
that its responsibility is to truth, not
social needs.
If this kind of pressure, however,
well-intentioned, is not withstood, not
only will the nature of the university
be changed, perhaps beyond recovery
in our time, but society will lose an
institution that has played a vital part
in keeping it free and humane. In that
case, not only will the university cease
to be worth working for, but our
society will no longer be worth
belonging to.
Wm. Nicholls,
Professor and Head,
Department of Religious Studies.
4 campus Telidon terminals installed
Telidon -- a revolutionary new
interactive infQrmation retrieval system
— is now available to students and
faculty of UBC.
Four telidon terminals are now
located at:
• The UN Centre for Human
Settlements, 4th floor, Library
Processing Centre, 2206 East Mall
(telephone 228-5095)
• The Fine Arts Library,
Architecture and Planning Division,
Main Library (228-4959)
• Architecture Reading Room,
Schools of Architecture and
Community and Regional Planning,
Lasserre Building (228-3046)
• Off-Campus Program Office,
Faculty of Forestry (228-3546)
The terminals have been positioned
by B.C. Tel on the basis of the UN
Centre for Human Settlements'
participation in the Canada-wide field
trials organized by the federal
Department of Communications
(DOC) and provincial telephone
utilities, scheduled to run through
June, 1982.
In addition to UNCHS, participants
in the B.C. field trials include the
provincial Ministries of
Communications, Consumer and
Corporate Affairs, Economic
Development, Health, Tourism,
Transportation and Highways,
Statistics Canada, City of Vancouver,
Vancouver Community College, BCIT,
Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver
Museum, Greater Vancouver
Information and Referral Service, the
Bank of British Columbia, Vancouver
City Savings, Council of Fores't
Industries and major retail outlets
such as Woodward's, Kelly's and Video
For the purpose of the field trials
aproximately 6,000 telidon terminals
have been deployed across Canada,
with more than 125 in Vancouver and
Victoria. Terminals are typically
located in public places, libraries,
government and commercial offices,
hotels and shopping malls.
Individual data bases are produced
by participating organizations, while
any terminal can access all data bases
in the system, and to an increasing
extent extraprovincially.
"Insofar as our information deals
with human settlement issues, our
clientele tends to be academics and
professionals working in human
settlements, educational institutions,
governments or non-government
agencies," explains Jim Carney, North
American information officer for
"Our data base will describe the
objectives of UNCHS, its program and
operations, information sources
available in terms of publications,
reports, bibliographies, films, current
issues in human settlements, the
dimensions of the human settlement
problem and so forth.
"Other organizations will be
providing other kinds of information,
from weather to stockmarket
quotations,- to the availability of
government services, and retail
Mr. Carney stressed that the existing
data bases are still evolving and are
largely experimental.
"The technology itself is proven.
DOC and B.C. Tel are now testing its
application, that is, what kinds of
information users want, how it should
be organized and formatted to
facilitate access, what the operational
costs of on-line systems will be in the
real world, and how these costs can
best be allocated between users and
There is no charge for users during
the field trials. For further
information contact UNCHS, 2206
East Mall, UBC Campus, 228-5095.
Top speaker will earn $200
If you like the idea of getting paid
$200 for a five-minute speech, sign up
for the second annual UBC Public
Speaking Contest, being held March
The contest is open to all
undergraduate and graduate fulltime
students, with prizes of $200 for first
place, $75 for second and $25 for
The speech must be a biography,
five to seven minutes in length.
Contestants will be judged on content,
organization, logic, credibility,
presentation, style and delivery.
The contest will be held in Lecture
Hall 1 of the Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
You can register by calling Dr. Ralph
Yorsh at 876-5131. U*%G Reports February 17; W
Full program for Women's Week at UBC
Next week is Women's Week at
UBC, and this year's focus will be on
women in science and technology.
The events, which take place Feb.
23-26, are sponsored by the AMS
Women's Committee, and committee
member Alex Brett says one of the
purposes in focusing on women in
science is to encourage women who are
interested in scientific fields that they
are no longer entering 'forbidden
Here's the line-up of events for the
On Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 12:30 p.m.
there will be a panel discussion on
'Abortion in the Light of New
Technology: Medical and Ethical
Perspectives' in Room 2000 of the
Biological Sciences Building. At 8
p.m. Tuesday, Dr. David Suzuki will
speak on 'The Impact of Science in
the '80s: A Challenge for Universities'
in Lecture Hall 2 of the Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre.
On Wednesday, Feb. 24 there will
be a 30-minute video tape on 'Women
and Power in the Nuclear Age' in the
concourse of SUB at 11:30 a.m. At
12:30 p.m. Dr. Meredith Kimble,
SFU, will speak on 'How Expectations
and Stereotypes Influence Research' in
Room 211 of SUB. At 4 p.m. there
will be a bluegrass band in Room 205
of SUB (admission is $1) and at 7:30
p.m. there will be a talk on 'Nuclear
Power and Weapons: the Abuse of
Technology' in Room 205 of SUB by
the Women Against Nuclear Power.
On Thursday, Feb. 25, Dr.
Margaret Benston, SFU, will speak on
'Feminism and the Science
Establishment' at 12:30 p.m. in Room
207/209 of SUB. At 7 p.m. in the
upper lounge of International House
there will be a panel discussion on
'Women in the Scientific Community:
Techniques for Survival and Success'.
There will be a wine and cheese
reception following the panel
discussion (upper lounge, International
House) at 8:30 p.m. A poster display
entitled  Yes Virginia, there are
women scientists at UBC (well a few)'
will be on view in the concourse of
SUB on Thursday.
On Friday, Feb. 26, the Committee
of Women's Action on Occupational
Health will present "Office
Automation: How it Affects Workers'
Jobs and Health       Video Display
Terminal' in Room 207/209 of SUB at
12:30 p.m. At 8 p.m., Dr. Judy
Smith, Northwest Women's Studies
Association, Women and Technology
Project, will speak on 'Empowering
Women: Feminist Perspective on
Science and Technology'. The lecture
will be held in Lecture Hall 6 of the
Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. Admission is $1.50.
How are women faring in the
sciences at UBC? To mark Women's
Week at the University, UBC Reports
talked to three women faculty
members in mathematics, geology and
physics to find out.
Dr. Mary Barnes, an assistant
professor of geological sciences, says
the number of women enrolled in
undergraduate and graduate work in
her department is growing rapidly.
"Women made up almost ten per
cent of the 1981 graduating class in
geology, and three out of the eight
graduates (37.5 per cent) at the
master's level were women."
Dr. Barnes says she's seen a
dramatic change in the number of
female geologists since she's been at
the University. "I remember walking
across to the office block of the
Geological Sciences Building a few
years ago, and someone passed me and
I stopped in my tracks. Then I
realized the reason I had been taken
by surprise was because the other
person was a woman. The situation's
certainly changed since then."
Dr. Barnes began her career as an
organic chemist, but became
interested in the role that organic
matter played in geological
environments. This prompted her to
move into the area of geochemistry, a
new field that is having a major
influence on the choice of sites for
petroleum exploration. Because this
area of study is so new, Dr. Barnes
spends most of her time doing research
and teaching individual lectures on the
subject in various geology and
engineering courses.
Dr. Barnes notes that all the women
who graduated with Ph.D. degrees in
geology from UBC in the past ten
years are employed at universities and
in corporations in positions
commensurate with their education.
"Something that has been beneficial
to women graduates in recent years is
the fact that Prof. Hugh Greenwood
(head of the geological sciences
department) has made it clear to
companies that use space in our
building each year to interview
prospective employees that they must
be willing to interview female students
as well as male students. Some
companies have been reluctant to do
this in the past.
"I think there's a lot of options open
to women in geology now," says Dr.
Barnes. "And each time one woman
realizes her own goals in this field, she
makes it a little bit easier for the next
women coming behind her."
Prof. Glen Moir, right, of UBC's Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences received
the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Ortho Award at the society's
annual awards night recently.  The award, which was presented to Prof. Moir by
Dr. Laurence Russ, vice-president, research and development, of Ortho
Pharmaceutical (Canada) Ltd., recognizes the recipient's outstanding
achievement in hospital pharmacy practice.
If sky clear, try the 'scope
If tonight (Wednesday) is clear, this
is your chance to look at the winter
sky through the new 40cm telescope
atop the Geophysics and Astronomy
Wednesdays, from 7 to 11 p.m., are
reserved for open observing by UBC
staff, faculty and students.
The same hours on Saturday nights
are for the general public.
At these times an astronomer will be
on hand to supervise the operation
and explain what is being looked at.
The building is the one with the two
white domes on the roof, at 2219 Main
The large telescope has space for 30
people at one time. Overflow can be
taken by the 30cm telescope, smaller
scopes and slide shows.
Curator David Vogt emphasizes that
the telescopes are open only on clear
nights, which means cloud cover of
less than 30 per cent.
Dr. Priscilla Greenwood, an
associate professor in the mathematics
department, says the percentage   of
women students in her department is
"I think what happens is that some
women see there's not very many other
women in the field and they get
discouraged. But I think if a woman is
determined to become a
mathematician, the fact that the field .
is dominated by men won't stop her.
"Women have to have a dedication
to mathematics in order to succeed —
there are a lot of people who can only
imagine men working in math. But
the women who are determined to
succeed are the ones who will make
Dr. Greenwood says there is a
higher enrolment of women in math
courses in first and second years.
"Some of them go into computing
and other areas of science. By fourth
year, math enrolment is almost totally
made up of male students.
'I think women are getting more
encouragement in high schools now to
enter scientific fields such as math.
This may change the situation in our
department/' »
Dr. Greenwood attended the
University of Wisconsin at Madison,
Duke University in North Carolina,
and M.I.T. for her undergraduate and
graduate studies.
"Mathematics has a lot of rewards
to offer people who stick with it. It is   ,
very adaptable in that you don't need
a lab, so you can do your work almost
anywhere. There are also a lot of
opportunities for travelling in the
profession. There may be avenues of
study that seem easier at the time for
women, but the rewards are worth it.'
Dr. Betty Howard, an assistant
professor of physics, says the number
of women in her field is increasing,
but at a slow pace.
"There are a lot of women students
in first-year physics, and generally they
do better than male students, but aftqr
first year we never see most of them     «■
"I can't really understand it myself.
I can't see why more women aren't
challenged to find out what makes
things work. The women we do have
in physics usually do very well."
Dr. Howard attended Royal
Holloway College of London University ^
for undergraduate studies and Oxford
University for her Ph.D. "I was the
only woman in physics, but it didn't        .
really bother me. 1 never felt that I   <   "
wasn't accepted." «•
She did research from 1944-46 at
Oxford University for the atomic ^
energy project in Britain, and later
focused her attention on research in
low temperature physics.
Most of Dr. Howard's teaching
duties at UBC involve first-year
students. "I really enjoy teaching first
year physics because it was this stage
of learning that I found most exciting
when I was at school."
She stresses that although there may
not be a lot of jobs available in the
area of pure physics, employment
opportunities are extremely good in
the field of geophysics, biophysics and
computer sciences.
"I'd love to see more women
students in physics," says Dr. Howard. *
"It's evident from the grades in the    *
first- and second-year courses that thev
have the ability."
1 USC Report* February W, Htt
Calendar Deadlines
-v For events in the weeks of March 7 and March
,   14, material must be submitted not later than
4 p.m. on Feb. 25.
Send notices to Information Services, 6328
Memorial Rd. (Old Administration Building).
For further information, call 228-3131.
The Vancouver Institute.
*• Saturday, Feb. 20
► Land Use in B.C. —
An Ecological
Perspective. Prof. Bert
Brink, Plant Science,
Saturday, Feb. 27
Dal Grauer Memorial
Lecture. Recent
Challenges to Keynesian
Economic Policies. Prof.
Lawrence Klein,
Economics, University
of Pennsylvania.
Both lectures in Lecture Hall 2, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre at 8:15 p.m.
Music Recital.
Guest artist Pawel Checinski, piano. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
"Ohira Fund Visiting Lecture.
The Jin Site, Niigata Prefecture, and the
Incipient Jomon. Prof. Tatsuo Kobayashi,
Archeology, Kokugakuin University, Tokyo.
Room 203, Anthropology and Sociology
Building. 9:30 a.m.
Asian Studies Lecture.
Chinese Literature Since 1949. Prof. Cyril
■"Birch, Oriental Languages, University of
••California. Distinguished Visitors Program.
Room 204, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Asian Studies Seminar.
Xi Shi on Stage and in the Closet. Prof. Cyril
Birch, Oriental Languages, University of
California. Distinguished Visitors Program.
Room 3223, Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
A Broadly Useful Equation of State for Heavy
Water. Dr. P.G. Hill, head, Mechanical
* Engineering, UBC. Room 1215, Civil and
Mechanical Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Ohira Fund Visiting Lecture.
Settlement in the Jomon Period. Prof. Tatsuo
Kobayashi, Archeology, Kokugakuin University,
Tokyo. Room 604, Asian Centre. 3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Polyhedral Flames — An Exercise in Bimodal
bifurcation Analysis. Prof. John Buckmaster,
Mathematics, UBC. Room 104, Mathematics
r Building. 3:45 p.m.
Physiology Seminar.
Experimental Approaches to the Study of Nerve
Muscle Interactions. Dr. T. Gordon, J.A.F.
Stevenson Visiting Professor, Pharmacology,
fcaUniversity of Alberta. Room 2605, D. Harold
K^opp Building. 4:30 p.m.
Faculty Recital.
. Music of Stravinsky. Dale Reubart and Robert
Rogers, piano. Recital Hall, Music Building.
8 p.m.
Asian Studies Lecture.
Ming Drama. Prof. Cyril Birch, Oriental
Languages, University of California.
- Distinguished Visitors Program. Room 204,
Buchanan Building. 11:30 a.m.
Human Settlements Video Program.
Spaceship Earth: Video program on role of
technology in tomorrow's world. Consequences
T& who controls technology and impact on the
^hird World. Room 313, Library Processing
Building. 12:30 p.m.
.Hillel House.
Faculty Discussion Group — Jacob Neusner's
"Stranger at Home." Hillel House. 12:30 p.m.
Classics Lecture.
The Greatest Engineering Feat of the Ancient
World: Siphons in Roman Aqueducts. Prof. A.
Trevor Hodge, Classics, Carleton University.
Room 104, Lasserre Building. 12:30 p.m.
• Forestry Seminar.
13 Years of Darkwoods Forestry — History and
Experiences of a Private Forest Administration.
H. Tschechne, Darkwoods Forestry Ltd. Room
166, MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
The Evolution of Pasture Communities. Dr. R.
Turkington. Room 3219, Biological Sciences
'Building. 12:30 p.m.
Freesee Film Series.
The More Abundant Life, the last in the series
with the general title America, A Personal
History of the United States. Auditorium,
Student Union Building. 12:30 P-m.
Resume Clinic.
Pat Hagerman of the Canadian Employment
Centre will speak on how to prepare resumes
and other topics related to job hunting.
Applications for Computer Science Students
Society's Employment Program will be done at
this time. All students welcome, but
Employment Program is only for Computer
Science and CommercerComputer Science
students. Room 200, Computer Sciences
Building. 1 p.m.
Agriculture Presentation.
Agriculture on Main Street. Dr. Clay Gilson,
president, Agricultural Institute of Canada.
Sponsored by the Agriculture Undergraduate
Society and the B.C. Farm Writers. Room 166,
MacMillan Building. 3 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Ocean Heat Transport. Dr. Harry Bryden,
Oceanography, University of Washington. Room
1465, Biological Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
English Colloquium.
Genre and Gender: Some Problems for Feminist
Criticism. Pat Merivale and Lorraine Weir.
Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 3:45 p.m.
Psychology Lecture.
The Mind of the Child. Prof. John H. Flavell,
Stanford University. Room 104, Buchanan
Building. 4 p.m.
Biomembranes Discussion Group
Purple Membrane Structure. Dr. D. Engelman,
Molecular Biophysics, Yale University. Lecture
Hall 5, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. 4 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar.
Reactivity of Metal-Metal Bonds Illustrated by
Some Aspects of the Chemistry of
Dimolybdenum and Ditungsten-Containing
Compounds. Prof. Malcolm Chisholm,
Chemistry, Indiana University. 4:30 p.m.
B'Nai B'rith Women.
Free lunch. Hillel House. 11:30 a.m.
Pharmacology Seminar.
The Role of Persistent Virus Infections in
Human Disease. Dr. Aubrey Tingle, Paediatrics,
UBC. Room 114, Block C, Medical Sciences
Building. 12 noon.
Simulation and Modelling in
Biological Morphogenesis: What Do You Say to
an Experimentalist? Dr. Lionel Harrison,
Chemistry, UBC. Room 103, Mathematics
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday Noon-Hour Concert.
Verdehr Trio. Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa
Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; and Gary
Kirkpatrick, piano. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Anatomy Seminar.
Glycosylation of the Cell Surface: Relationship
to IgA Production in Primary Murine Mammary
Cell Culture. Dr. Sigrid E. Myrdal,
Biochemistry, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.
Co-sponsored by the Cell Biology Society of
Vancouver. Room 37, Anatomy Building.
12:30 p.m.
History, Political Science and
Institute of International
Relations Lecture.
Can the Churches Play a Role in International
Affairs? Rt. Rev. Lois Wilson, Moderator of the
United Church of Canada. Room 100,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Asian Studies Lecture.
Ming Fiction. Prof. Cyril Birch, Oriental
Languages, University of California.
Distinguished Visitors Program. Room 204,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Hewitt Bostock Memorial Lecture.
Arthur Honneger: The Origins of His Style.
Prof. Kurt von Fischer, director, Musicology,
University of Zurich   Switzerland   Room 400B
Music Building   3 30 pm
Statistics. W<jje1e|Jk)P<  » ^,
Examples^tis««jtt^ljtil Al^tfoA of a Learning
Sample Fof Bernoulli- Populations. Mjirray,   \
Clayton   Aj^^JSlaUt^.-VrrNsnto «f,     ^ ^
Minnesota*. Jfnl&QiSll^Qiiefr&fAfffifvidltlg,
3:30 p m. *,-. „'  ) '
Asian SftfdUrS^uiuir.
Interpreting .the J5ed Chamber Dream  Prof.,
Cyril Bircb. Oriental Language?, gnivenujy of
California. Vtotmmuht&Viators Ptvgrmr
Room 3223, Buchanan ButWing, 3.30. p.jn
Geophysics and Astronomy Seminar.
Dr. Bill Scott's seminar has been cancelled.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
A Conceptual Revolution in Fisheries Biology:
Why Larkin, Ricker, Walters, Lindsey, and the
Northern Hemisphere Fisheries Establishment
Are All Wrong. Bob Gauldie, Animal Resource
Ecology, UBC. Room 2449, Biological Sciences
Building. 4:30 p.m.
Physiology Seminar.
The Nature of Trophism Between Motor Nerves
and Skeletal Muscle. Dr. T. Gordon, J.A.F.
Stevenson Visiting Professor, Pharmacology,
University of Alberta. Lecture Hall 3,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
4:30 p.m.
Museum Lecture. .
Is the Renaissance Really a Renaissance: Is the
Legacy Really a Legacy? Dialogue by artists Bill
Reid, Robert Davidson, Tony Hunt and
anthropologist George MacDonald. Admission is
$1.50 at the door (Museum members $1).
Museum of Anthropology. 7:30 p.m.
UBC Contemporary Players.
Stravinsky Anniversary Concert. Eugene Wilson
and Stephen Chatman, co-directors. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Dal Grauer Memorial Lecture.
International Co-ordination of Economic Policy.
Lawrence Klein, Benjamin Franklin Professor of
Economics, University of Pennsylvania, and 1980
Nobel Prize Winner. Room 106, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Hewitt Bostock Memorial Lecture.
Claude Debussy and the Climate of 'Art
Nouveau'. Prof. Kurt von Fischer, director,
Musicology, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Room 113, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Zionist Seminar.
Sponsored by the North American Jewish
Students Network. Hillel House. 12:30 p.m.
Human Settlements Video Program.
The Other Way — E.F. Schumacker examines
the uses of intermediate technology in this video
program. Room 313, Library Processing
Building. 12:30 noon.
Women in Architecture.
A panel discussion sponsored by the Women
Students' Office. Panelists will be representing
various aspects of the architectural world —
building design, environmental design and
project planning. For further information, call
228-4172. Room 223, Brock Hall. 12:30 p.m.
World University Services of
Elements of Survival, People, part of a film
series on Third World Development. Room 205,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Asian Centre Inaugural Year
Evolution of Indian Architecture. Prof. Vinod
Modi, Mechanical Engineering, UBC. Room
102, Lasserre Building. 12:30 p.m.
Essay Skills Workshop.
Nancy Horsman of the Women Students' Office
will give three one-hour workshops to assist
students increase their skills in preparation of
essays. They will be held Feb. 25, March 5 and
March 12. For information, call 228-2415.
Room 301, Brock Hall. 12:30 p.m.
Oku Lecture.
Dental Education and Research in the People's
Republic of China. Dr. S. Wah Leung,
professor of Oral Biology and Coordinator of
the UBC Chinese Scholars Program. Lecture
Hall 4, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. 1:15 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Critical Phenomena of the Superfluid Transition
in Liquid 4He. Pierre Hohenberg, Bell
Telephone Laboratories. Room 318, Hennings
Building. 2:30 p.m.
Civil Engineering Seminar.
The Evolution and Modern Development of
Steel Bridges. Dr. C.B. Godfrey,
CONSTRADO, U.K. Room 1212, Civil and
Mechanical Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Psychology Colloquium.
Development of the Appearance-Reality
Distinction in the Young Child. Prof. John H.
Flavell, Stanford University. Room 100,
Buchanan hvMstfftA fym.
Kit Mallda j\fcHt|ttial Lecture.
Buowfhcy in fl*Uttfu**Dr  Peter Ward,
Geology, University of California, Davis.
Sponsored by the tlBC department of Zoology.
RooiwZOOO, Biological Sciences Building.
4 30 p m.       j \
Signut Xi Club jNfoeiing.
Technology and Lftetftnit. Dr. Ian Slater,
Applied Science, UJ3C  Salons B and C, Faculty
Club   4 30 p m
SUB Films.
Outland. Continues on Friday, Feb. 26 and
Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. and on
Sunday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Admission is $1.
Auditorium, Student Union Building. 7 p.m.
Leon Ladner Lecture.
The Implications of a Civil Code Revision in
Quebec. Prof. Paul-Andre Crepeau, O.C.,
Q\C, Wainwright Professor of Civil Law,
McGill University. Rooms 101-102, Law
Building. 8 p.m.
Developmental Medicine Seminar.
Studies in Ovulation Induction. Dr. Basil Ho
Yuen, Obstetrics and Gynecology, UBC. First
Floor Seminar Room, Willow Pavilion, VGH.
12:30 p.m.
Song Literature and Accompanying Class.
Gwendolyn Koldofsky, visiting artist-teacher.
Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Persistent Viral Infections. Dr. A.J. Tingle,
Immunology, UBC. Fourth Floor Conference
Room, Health Centre for Children, VGH.
1 p.m.
Champion Volleyball Tournament.
UBC hosts the Canada West, University Athletic
Association's Championship Volleyball
Tournament. The Universities of B.C., Alberta,
Saskatchewan, Calgary, Lethbridge and Victoria
will compete in round robin action. Admission is
$2; $1 for students, AMS students admitted free.
Continues on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to
8 p.m. War Memorial Gymnasium. 3 to 8 p.m.
Geological Sciences Lecture.
Cretaceous of Vancouver Island. Dr. Peter
Ward, University of California, Davis. Room
330A, Geological Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Linguistics Colloquium.
The Historical Development of the Maricopa
Verb: How to Complicate Your Grammar While
Simplifying Your Sentences. Lynn Gordon,
Linguistics, Washington State University. Room
2230, Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Reverse Osmosis Treatment of Wastewater
Trickling Filter. F. Menwei and R. Wong.
Room 206, Chemical Engineering Building.
3:30 p.m.
UBC Bahai Club.
Coffeehouse. Room 205, Student Union
Building. 4:30 p.m.
International House.
Pot-Luck Supper. For information, call
228-5021. International House. 6 p.m.
,UBC Contemporary Players.
Eugene Wilson and Stephen Chatman, co-
directors. Recital Hall, Music Building.
8 p.m.
Ending the Arms Race: A Canadian
A symposium sponsored by UBC students for
peace and mutual disarmament. Tickets and
information are available at the AMS Box
Office. Lecture Hall 6, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Faculty Recital.
Paul Douglas, flute; Hans-Karl Piltz, viola; with
guests Valerie Galvin, soprano; and Ross
Carstairs, flute; Audrey Nodwell, cello; and
Suzanne Gibson, harpsichord, members of the
Vancouver Baroque Ensemble. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 8 p.m.
Faculty Recital.
Music of Desenclos, Creston, Ibert and Karg-
Elert. David Branter, saxophone, and Denella
Sing, piano. Recital Hall, Music Building.
2:30 p.m.
Chinese Art Lecture.
How to Collect Chinese Art. Wang Ch'ich'ien.
Sponsored by the Museum of Anthropology, the
Institute of Asian Research and the fine arts
department. Music Room, Asian Centre. 3 p.m.
Women's Studies Lecture.
Androgyny and Women Writers: from Virginia
Woolf to Christa Wolf. Sheila Johnson, UBC.
Room 204, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
History Lecture.
The Idea and Sentiment of Community: An
Historical and Analytical Dimension. Prof.
Lionel Rothkrug, History, Concordia University.
Sponsored by The Committee on Lectures.
Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
continued on page 8 UBC Reports February 17, 1982
continued from page 7
History Seminar.
Humpty Dumpty Had a Great Fall: Original Sin
and the Origins of the French Revolution. Prof.
Lionel Rothkrug, History, Concordia University.
Sponsored by The Committee on Lectures.
Room 2230, Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
The Identification of Hazards During
Engineering Design and in Production Units.
Dr. R.E. Knowlton, Chematics International
Ltd. Room 1215, Civil and Mechanical
Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
On Spurious Solutions of Singular Perturbation
Problems. Prof. Charles G. Lange,
Mathematics, University of California, Los
Angeles. Room 104, Mathematics Building.
3:45 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar.
Observing the Radio Sun with the Very Large
Array. Dr. M.R. Kundu, Astronomy Program,
University of Maryland. Room 318, Hennings
Building. 4 p.m.
Hillel House Film.
Not a Love Story. Documentary on the Impact
of Pornography. Hillel House. 7:30 p.m.
Human Settlements Film.
Chairs for Lovers. In this film Vancouver
architect Stanley King demonstrates a method of
public participation in urban design. Room 313,
Library Processing Building. 12:30 p.m.
Hannah Lectures in the History of
Controversy, Authority and the Market for
Science in Post-Revolutionary France: Cuvier's
Conflicts with Lamarch, Gall and
Naturphilosophie. Dr. Dorinda Outram, Royal
Holloway College, University of London.
Lecture Hall 4, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Physiological and Molecular Controls of Wheat
Embryogenesis. Dr. R. Quatrano, Oregon State
University. Room 3219, Biological Sciences
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Forestry Seminar.
Applications of X-ray Densitometry to Forestry.
Marion Parker, Forintek. Room 166, MacMillan
Building. 12:30 p.m.     .
Fine Arts Lecture.
From the Halls of Montezuma. Power and
Magic in the Art of Motecuhzoma II. Dr.
Marvin Cohodas, Fine Arts, UBC. Room 104,
Lasserre Building. 12:30 p.m.
History Seminar.
The Ordeal of Vocation: The Paris Academy of
Sciences in the Jacobin Terror, 1793-1795. Dr.
Dorinda Outram, Royal Holloway College,
University of London. Penthouse, Buchanan
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Plate Tectonics and Basalt Chemistry of the
Explorer. Brian Cousens, M.Sc, Geology, UBC.
Room 1465, Biological Sciences Building.
3:30 p.m.
Biomembranes Discussion Group
Phospholipid Changes in Mp.st Cell-Mediated
Release. Dr. B. Schellenberg, Pulmonary
Research Unit, St. Paul's Hospital. Lecture Hall
5, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre. 4
Chemistry Seminar.
Oxygen Reactions in Photochemical and
Biological Systems. Prof. Christopher Foote,
Chemistry, UCLA. Room 126, Chemistry
Building. 4:30 p.m.
Canadian Meteorological and
Oceanographic Society Lecture.
Numerical Models and Field Studies of
Boundary-Layer Flow Over Low Hills. Dr. Peter
Taylor. Room 239, Geography Building. 8 p.m.
Pharmacology Seminar.
The Primary Chemical Structure of Some
Carbohydrate Antigens from Klebsiella. Dr. G.
Dutton, Chemistry, UBC. Room 114, Block C,
Medical Sciences Building. 12 noon.
Hillel House.
Free lunch sponsored by The Hillel mothers.
Call 224-4748 for information. Hillel House.
12 noon.
Political Science Lecture.
Science, Conscience and War. Dr. J. David
Singer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
.Room 106, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday Noon-Hour Concert.
New Music for Recorder and Electronics. Peter
Hannan, recorders and tape. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Simulation and Modelling in
A Theory of Fuzzy Psychophysical Judgement.
Dr. Lawrence A. Ward, Psychology, UBC.
Room 103, Mathematics Building. 12:30 p.m.
Anatomy Seminar.
Biomechanics of Overuse Running Injuries: The
Role of Flexibility and Muscle Strength. Dr. J.
Taunton, Sports Medicine Clinic, UBC. Room
37, Anatomy Building. 12:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
Multiple Choice Tests. Prof. Elod Macskasy,
Mathematics, UBC. Room 239, Geography
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Geophysics and Astronomy Seminar.
Recent Results of Auroral Studies. Dr. D.J.
McEwen, chairman, Institute of Space and
Atmospheric Studies, University of
Saskatchewan. Room 260, Geophysics and
Astronomy Building. 4 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
Spacing Behaviour and Life Cycles of
Dragonflies. Dr. Robert Baker, Animal
Resource Ecology, UBC. Room 2449, Biological
Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
World University Services of
North China Factor, part of a film series on
Third World Development. Room 205,
Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
E.S. Woodward Lecture.
Can Chronic Inflation Be Cured? Part One:
Reaganomics: Chaos of Conflicting Ideologies.
Prof. R. Robert Russell, director of C.V. Starr
Center for Applied Economics at New York
University. Room 100, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Human Settlements Video Program.
Citizen Involvement. This video program looks
at three differing examples of citizen
participation in community decision-making.
Room 313, Library Processing Building. 12:30
Zionist Seminar.
Sponsored by The North American Jewish
Students' Network. Hillel House. 12:30 p.m.
Political Science Lecture.
Freezing the Arms Race: An Immodest
Proposal. Dr. J. David Singer, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor. Room 106, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Faculty Association.
General Meeting. Room 100, Mathematics
Building. 1 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Supercurrents in Normal Metals. Douglas
Finnemore, Iowa State University. Room 318,
Hennings Building. 2:30 p.m.
Pharmacology Seminar.
Newer Aspects of«C Adrenergic Receptors and
High Blood Pressure. Dr. W.A. Pettinger,
director of Clinical Pharmacology and professor,
Pharmacology and Internal Medicine, University
of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas.
Lecture Hall 3, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 3:30 p.m.
SUB Films.
Gallipoli. Continues on Friday, March 5 and
Saturday, March 6 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. and on
Sunday, March 7 at 7 p.m. Admission is $1.
Auditorium, Student Union Building. 7 p.m.
UBC Chamber Singers.
Music of Brahms and Stravinsky directed by
Cortland Hultberg. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
E.S. Woodward Lecture.
Can Chronic Inflation Be Cured? Part Two:
Can Wage and Price Co'ntrols Work? Prof. R.
Robert Russell, director of C.V. Starr Center for
Applied Economics at New York University.
Room 100, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Political Science Seminar.
Correlates of War 1982: A Progress Report. Dr.
J. David Singer, University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor. Room 478, Buchanan Building.
3:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Grand Rounds.
Graves Disease. Dr. G.E. Wilkins,
Endocrinology, UBC. Fourth Floor Conference
Room, Health Centre for Children, VGH.
1 p.m.
Linguistics Colloquium.
Analogy in Syntax. Masaru Kajita, Linguistics,
UBC. Room 2230, Buchanan Building.
3:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Seminar.
General Dynamics and Generation of Mudflows
Produced by May 8, 1980 Eruption of Mt. St.
Helens. Lee Fairchild, University of
Washington. Room S30A, Geological Sciences
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Adaptive Control of Heat Exchanger Scaling in
Finned Tubes. C. Okorafor and R.
Sheikholeslami. Room 206, Chemical
Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
UBC Chamber Singers.
Music of Brahms'and Stravinsky directed by
Cortland Hultberg. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 8 p.m.
Fine Arts Exhibit
The Birth Symbol, an exhibition circulated by
The Museum for Textiles in Toronto, will be on
display at the UBC Fine Arts Gallery until Feb.
Botanical Garden Lecture
Our apologies to the UBC Botanical Garden.
The lecture by Allen Paterson listed in the last
UBC Calendar in the daily events under Feb. 16
actually takes place on March 16. Information
about the event will be repeated in the
appropriate issue of UBC Reports.
Food Service Hours
During the Feb. 18 and 19 midterm break, the
following food service outlets will be closed:
Auditorium, Buchanan, Education and
Ponderosa snack bars. The Barn Coffee Shop
will be open from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.; IRC
will be open from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.; Bustop
will operate from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and the
Subway will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
on Thursday and from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
Friday. It will operate regular hours on Saturday
and Sunday.
Poets from the Ukraine
Meet and discuss Ukrainian literatue with three
outstanding writers from the Ukraine: Michailo
Stelmack, Petro Osadchuk and Igor Dzeverin.
The event takes place on Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. at
International House. For information, call
Blood Donor Clinic
There will be a blood donor clinic on Thursday,
Feb. 25 in the conversation pit of the Student
Union Building. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Library Display
A display of Bolivian hats and textiles is on
display in the display case, north wing of the
Main Library. Continues until March 5.
Language Courses
Conversational French and Spanish courses
begin Feb. 27. For information, call the Centre
for Continuing Education at 228-2181, local
Frederic Wood Theatre
The Frederic Wood Theatre is presenting The
Tragedy of Kinb Lear by William Shakespeare,
Wednesday, March 3 through Saturday, March
13 (except Sunday). Tickets are $6; $4 for
students and seniors. Curtain time is 8 p.m. For
ticket information, call 228-2678 or drop by
Room 207 of the Frederic Wood Theatre
100.1 on cable fm
12:30 p.m. —Mini-Concert: A spotlight on
bands that have been or will be on CITR's
3 p.m. —Melting Pot: A feature on research at
4:30 p.m. —Everything Stops For Tea: Cultural
7 p.m. —Offbeat: The stranger side of the news,
with reviews of cheap and/or sleazy
entertainment, plus cynics corner.
8 p.m.    Mini-Concert.
9:30 p.m.-l a.m.—The Jazz Show: with Shelley
11 p.m. —Final Vinyl: A jazz album feature.
12:30 p.m. —Mini-Concert.
3 p.m. —Coming Out on Campus: A look at
gay issues by the Gay People of UBC.
5 p.m.    Thunderbird Report: Campus sports
report with Dino Falcone and Brenda Hughes.
6:15 p.m. —Insight: A focus on campus issues.
8 p.m. —Mini-Concert.
9 p.m. —Airstage: A radio drama written by
local playwrights performed by the CITR
11 p.m. —Final Vinyl: A new album feature.
12:30 p.m. —Mini-Concert.
6:10 p.m.-CITR's Weekly Editorial
6:15 p.m-9:50 p.m.—Chimera: David
McDonagh spotlights local unknowns.
8 p.m. —Mini-Concert.
11 p.m. —Final Vinyl: A new album feature.
12:30 p.m. —Mini-Concert.
3 p.m.— Cross-Currents: A discussion of
environmental, consumer, and other issues of
public interest.
5 p.m.—Thunderbird Report: Campus sports,
plus thundering Phil' Kueber's weekly sports
6:15 p.m. —Insight.
8 p.m. — Mini-Concert.
11 p.m. —Final Vinyl: An imported album
12:30 p.m.    Mini-Concert.
3 p.m.— Dateline International: World affairs
with a campus perspective.
6:15 p.m. —Campus Capsule: Harry Herscheg
reviews the week's events at UBC.
8 p.m. —Mini-Concert.
11 p.m.—Final Vinyl: The neglected album
12:30 p.m. —Mini-Concert.
4:30 p.m.—Stage and Screen: Film and theatre
6 — 9:30 p.m.    The Import Show: with Terry
11 p.m. —Final Vinyl: The classic album
8 a.m.-12 p.m. - Music of Our Time: Unusual.
mostly modern, classical music, with John Oliver
and Paris Simons.
12-2:30 p.m. —The Folk Show: with Lawrence
2:30-6 p.m.-Rabble Without a Pause: Steve
Hendry gives a lunatic musical view of the
3 p.m.    Laughing Matters: A serious look at
the history and content of recorded comedy.       ^**
6 p.m.—The Richards Report: Doug Richards
gives a wrap-up of the past week's news.
11 p.m.    Final Vinyl: A feature of the number
one album on CITR's playlist.
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Wednesday by Information Services.
UBC. 6328 Memorial Road.
Vancouver. B.C. V6T 1W5
Telephone 228 5151. Al Hunter,
editor. Lorie Chortyk. calendar editor.
Jim Banham. contributing editor.
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