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 VOLUME  46  I  NUMBER 5  |  MARCH  9 , 2000
3 Touch of class
Classrooms get a facelift
under campus initiative
12 Know the drill
Future dentists learn
integrated curriculum
ubc reports
A recent recipient of research funding from the Canada Foundation for
Innovation, Linguistics Asst. Prof. Bryan Cick aims to create the first
computer model ofthe human vocal tract. Hilary Thomson photo
Speech researcher
lands cfi funding
Funding offers new faculty
research opportunities
by Hilary Thomson staff
is among the ubc scholars to receive funding in the latest round of
New Opportunities grants from
the Canada Foundation for Innovation (cfi).
Linguistics Asst. Prof. Bryan
Gick was awarded $500,000—
ubc's first major award from the
cfi in the social sciences—to create an interdisciplinary speech research laboratory.
Six ubc research projects in disciplines ranging from surgery to
engineering were recently awarded
close to $1 million from cfi.
A total of $3.2 million was
awarded to 21 projects across
Canada to assist newly recruited
faculty members develop their research.
Gick, who joined the Faculty of
Arts from Yale University last July,
specializes in studying the connection between the physical structures
that articulate speech—tongue, lips
and jaw—and the cognitive processes that organize language.
In the only laboratory of its kind
in Canada, investigators from the
School of Audiology and Speech
Sciences, the Dept. of Electrical
and Computer Engineering and
the Psychology Dept. and others
will collaborate on a variety of
A major project aims to create
the world's first three-dimensional computer model of the vocal
"This is one of the body's most
complicated motor control systems," says Gick. "We understand
pieces of it, but we've never been
able to model the whole system in
In addition to a more complete
understanding of speech production, the model may assist in synthesizing speech. Applications include audio-visual communications and customized treatments
and surgical reconstructions for
people with cleft palate or loss of
mouth or throat tissue.
see Researcher page 2
Federal budget bolsters
funding for universities
ubc hopes the provincial government will follow through
with increase to universities' core operating budget s
by Hilary Thomson staff writer
resources for post-secondary
education will be enriched with a
portion of a four-year $2.5-billion
federal transfer payment being
made to fund post-secondary education and health, according to the
recently announced federal budget.
"We're extremely pleased with
this identification of post-secondary education as a priority in the
transfer payments," says ubc President Martha Piper. "We hope that it
will serve as a signal to the provincial government to provide the requested increases in the core operating budgets of B.C. universities."
The resources are provided
through the Canada Health and
Social Transfer which now has a
cash component of $15.5 billion—
an increase of almost 25 per cent in
two years. Provinces now also have
the flexibility to draw upon the
funding at any time over the four-
year period.
In addition the government has
made major new investments in
research and innovation and student assistance. Canadian universities will receive $900 million over
five years to fund 2,000 Canada Research Chairs.
"This funding is critical to enable us to attract and keep top researchers," says acting vice-president, Research, David Dolphin. "It
gives ubc a chance to solidify our
research priorities in both sciences and humanities and boost our
capacity to create new knowledge."
About half the funding will be
used to attract established leading
researchers. The other half will support junior researchers with demonstrated potential to succeed.
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (cfi) which provides for
research infrastructure in post-
secondary institutions and hospitals will also receive $900 million.
This brings the total cfi investment to $1.9 billion and will support continued awards until 2005.
A new non-profit corporation
called Genome Canada will distribute $160 million in funding to science centres across Canada. The
centres will provide laboratory services to researchers to advance the
study of genes and biotechnology
with an emphasis on health issues.
Government assistance for students has been increased with a
tax exemption of $3,000 allowable
for income from scholarships, fellowships and bursaries. There is
also an increase in the basic personal exemption to $8,000.
"The budget made some important moves towards helping low-
income students, but it did little to
reinvest in Canada's post-secondary education system," says Alma
Mater Society President Maryann
"Some important changes were
made that could save students
money at tax time, but overall,
those savings will mean very little
if better efforts are not made to
control the increasing costs of a
post-secondary education."
see Budget page 2
Campaign to build
athletic scholarships
Ten-year initiative aims to
encourage amateur sport,
says campaign chair
by Bruce Mason staff writer
to recruit top student athletes to
the university will be officially
launched March 13 at 7:30 a.m. at
the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Vancouver lawyer, ubc alumnus
and Thunderbird Council chair
Martin Zlotnik, who brought the Air
Canada Championship pga Tour to
Vancouver, will head the campaign.
The goal ofthe to-year, $6.3 million initiative is to dramatically increase scholarship funding for student athletes.
"It's all about generating community spirit and greater support for
varsity athletics," says Zlotnik. "It's
about getting our alumni and their
families, friends and neighbours to
participate in amateur sport.
"We know we can achieve this
by recruiting outstanding athletes,
keeping them here, and introduc-
Campaign chair Martin Zlotnik
ing a higher level of competition to
varsity sport in B.C.," he adds.
ubc President Martha Piper is
keynote speaker at the $200-per-
plate kick-off breakfast at the convention centre.
Net proceeds of the first annual
breakfast, which is being generously supported by telus, will be
matched by the university and
used to endow an athletic scholarship fund.
The university has also committed to match proceeds from the
event in 2001 and 2002.
"As highlighted in Trek 2000, we
are committed to the principle of
see Scholarships page 2
A celebration of UBC authors
"Books are still extremely important. They have been with us for several thousand
years and without them we wouldn't know who we are. They are friends, always ready
tO Open doors" UBC author and Prof. Emerita Marketa Goetz-Stankiewia.   Pages 5-8 2     |      UBC     REPORTS
MARCH     9,     2000
Continued from page l
Environment-related initiatives
will receive $700 million in funding
over three years with climate and
atmospheric sciences receiving a
$6o-million investment.
triumf, the sub-atomic physics
laboratory based at ubc, receives a
five-year   $2oo-million   commit
ment in the new budget. Also, forest research programs at ubc are
reinforced with a portion of $15
million going to UBC-based For-
intek and the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada which
carries out research programs on
The new community infrastructure program is also anticipated to
benefit universities dealing with increasing usage and aging facilities.
Continued from page 1
Another lab project will record
endangered languages, some of
which are spoken by only one or two
people. Gick, who teaches an undergraduate course on native languages of Canada, is committed to revitalizing endangered languages.
cfi has allocated New Opportunities funding to each university in
Canada. A ubc committee recommends projects for funding and
submits the choices to cfi for
ratification and approval.
Other successful applicants are:
Kendall Bushe, Mechanical Engineering; Matt Choptuik, Physics
and Astronomy; Steve Jones, Medical Genetics; Marco Marra, Medical Genetics; Andre Marziali, Physics and Astronomy; Alice Mui, Surgery; and Sarah Townsend, Medical Genetics.
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'Key' students meet on campus
the ubc chapter of the Golden
Key National Honour Society will
host the first-ever Canada Conference on campus March 16-19.
About 70 representatives from 11
society chapters will discuss issues
such as the society's role in Canada
and how members can serve their
ubc vice-president, Students,
Brian Sullivan will be one of the
keynote speakers along with the
founder and executive director of
the society, Jim Lewis.
The Golden Key National Honour Society is an international nonprofit honours organization open
to the top 15 per cent of full-and
part-time students in each undergraduate program and year.
More information
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Continued from page 1
attracting academically qualified
students, regardless of financial
ability," says ubc Athletics and
Recreation director Bob Philip.
"We believe this should include academically qualified students who
also excel in sport."
"For the most part, the varsity
program has been successful in doing that," he adds. "But this new initiative represents an opportunity
for our alumni, and the university
and external community to be directly involved in taking our past
successes to a higher level."
The 11 Western Canadian mem
ber institutions ofthe Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (ciau)
have lobbied unsuccessfully to have
the ciau alter its restrictive policy
on athletic scholarships.
"We can't give athletic awards to
students entering ubc unless they
have an 80 per cent average," explains
Kim Gordon, co-ordinator of Interuniversity Athletics. "As well, athletic
awards are limited to $3,000."
While ubc remains committed
to expanding scholarship opportunities within the ciau, it is also exploring other competitive options,
including the us-based National
Collegiate Athletic Association.
More information
Call (604) 822-8205
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Drug pioneer earns $3.2-
million research funding
Prq£ David Dolphin will continue groundbreaking work
into treating diseases with light-activated drugs
Elaine Humphrey, director of ubc's Biosciences Electron Microscopy Facility
takes a closer look at images she provided for3-D Lungs and Micro Tongues. The
book is one of two recently published to introduce youngsters to the
microscopic wonders of nature. Hilary Thomson photo
by Andy Poon staff writer
david dolphin, a Chemistry professor and ubc's acting vice-president of Research, has received a
$3.2-million grant in support of his
pioneering work in the field of
photodynamic therapy.
Dolphin has received a Collaborative Research and Development
Grant of $i.4-million over five
years from the Natural Sciences
and Engineering Research Council
of Canada (nserc) with a $i.8-mil-
lion contribution from Vancouver-
based qlt PhotoTherapeutics Inc.
"I am very honoured to receive
the grant," says Dolphin. "It will
certainly be of great benefit in continuing my research in photosensi-
He serves as vice-president of
technology development for qlt
Scientist focuses on tiniest
topics for children's series
Photos get up close and
personal to bugs'small
but not-so-private parts
foot looks like? Or a slug tongue?
If you've ever had a hankering to
explore the world's small wonders
in all their tiny glory, Elaine Humphrey has a couple of books for
Called 3-D Lungs and Micro
Tongues and 3-D Bees and Micro
Fleas, the recently published
books are designed for children
aged eight to 12 years.
Humphrey, the director of ubc's
Biosciences Electron Microscopy
Facility supplied magnified images
for the books which are written by
two Vancouver authors, Shar Lev-
ine and Leslie Johnstone.
"This project has been great fun
and ubc has been very supportive,"
says Humphrey who describes her
work with electron microscopy as
"way cool."
Spider fangs, ladybug larvae and
bee eyeballs—they're hairy!—are
magnified up to 4,000 times and
can be marvelled at through a 3-D
viewer that comes with each book.
Readers can amaze their friends
with the 48 pages of scientific information that accompanies the
24 viewer cards in each book.
Did you know that butterflies
can see ultraviolet light, beetles
smell with their feet and horseflies
can travel 53 kilometres per hour?
Suggested activities for further
investigation accompany the text
and a glossary explains everything
from phytoplankton to the plague.
Although this is Humphrey's
first foray into children's books, she
has a good understanding of what
captures kids' interest from her
years as a biology teacher and her
work with the Scientists and Innovators in Schools program.
In addition to insects, the books
also take a 3-D peek at plants, sea
creatures and human body parts.
Some of the books' photos,
blown up to file cabinet size, can
be found at Science World and the
intriguing images are also used in
Humphrey's weekly television
show, Small Wonders, on the Discovery channel.
Leeches' mouths, squid suckers
and worm butts will be featured in
the next book which dares readers
to get up close and personal with
the gross and scary.
So grab those 3-D glasses, treat
yourself and your kids to a mondo
microscopic and discover that it's
a small world after all.
The books cost about $15 each
and are available from ubc Bookstore and other booksellers. A portion of the profits from the books
will fund ubc research.
and has consulted for chemical
and pharmaceutical companies
throughout North America.
The funding from the peer-reviewed grant will go towards his
work in photodynamic therapy—
developing new photosensitizers
(a class of light-activated drugs) to
treat new diseases, research ways
to improve the molecules and new
methods of treatment delivery for
Considered a world expert on
porphyrin chemistry for his extensive basic research in these areas,
Dolphin helped spawn the technology for qlt with his research
into the photochemical behaviour
of tetrapyrrolic macrocycles.
qlt is a leader in the use of
light-activated drugs for the treatment of cancer, diseases ofthe eye,
autoimmune and cardiovascular
Dolphin began his research in
the field of photodynamic therapy
in the early 1980s along with qlt
president and founder Julia Levy, a
professor of Microbiology at ubc.
Specifically, his work led to the
development of Visudyne'" (verte-
porfin), qlt's product for age-related macular degeneration
(amd), the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 50.
"amd is a devastating disease,"
says Dolphin. "It causes blindness
and there is no known cure at the
In the "wet" form of amd, abnormal blood vessels in the central
part of the retina, known as the
macula, leak and over time cause
photoreceptor damage and scar
tissue buildup. The majority of patients lose total central vision
within two years.
According to qlt, approximately 500,000 new patients develop
Chemistry Prof. David Dolphin
wet amd every year. It causes 90
per cent ofthe vision loss associated with the condition.
Dolphin received his BSc and a
PhD in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham in England.
After completing his doctorate
studies, Dolphin joined Harvard
University as a research fellow.
While at Harvard, he rose to the
rank of associate professor of
Chemistry before joining ubc in
At ubc, Dolphin has garnered
numerous awards and distinctions, among them a Guggenheim
Fellowship, the Science Council of
British Columbia Gold Medal in
Health Sciences and an Izaak Walton Killam Research Prize.
Dolphin has also served as associate dean of Science and acting
dean of Science.
the ubc Conference Centre
can accommodate groups ranging
in size from 10 to 3,000 delegates
during the summer. Incorrect information appeared in the Feb. 24
issue of UBC Reports.
Classrooms to benefit from facelift
Crews put priority on ensuring basics such as classroom
blinds, windows and lights are back in working order
university classrooms and
washrooms are undergoing a major
facelift this spring as a result of one
ofthe main strategies of Trek 2000.
The initiatives—dubbed "Class
Trek" and "Operation Scrub"—are
aimed at reducing deferred maintenance to 103 core classrooms
and eliminating the backlog of
washroom maintenance requests.
"Here are two areas that affect
most people on campus on a daily
basis," says David Woodson, associate director of Operations Engineering at Land and Building Services.
He says the classroom and
washroom work serve as a kick-off
for the Facility and Infrastructure
Management Plan presented to
ubc's Board of Governors last year.
An important component of the
university's vision document, Trek
2000, is to "make the campus more
attractive...upgrade and maintain
our buildings, landscape and infrastructure so that ubc is seen as a
model of a sustainable community
and campus: safe, clean, livable, and
environmentally friendly."
"What we are doing is repairing
the kind of things that people notice when they use the classrooms
and affect how they use the
rooms," says Woodson.
He says that repairs to the windows, blinds, lights, walls and ceilings of classrooms will not only
improve their appearance but also
allow students and faculty to make
the most use ofthe premises.
The average building on campus
is 33 years old with three-quarters
built 21 or more years ago, he says,
so there is a pressing need for the
classroom work.
Two crews of five—two carpenters, two painters, and one electrician—have been assigned to the
project which got underway last
month. To minimize disruption to
classes crews work in the afternoons.
Work on the 103 classrooms is
estimated to cost $750,000 with
completion anticipated June 30.
TREK   2000
With 1,102 core washrooms on
campus, the task facing the six-
member plumbing crew assigned
to eliminate the backlog of maintenance requests and respond to
trouble calls is daunting.
Two of the plumbers have been
dedicated to attend to trouble calls
with the goal of reducing response
time to less than two days. The four
remaining members work on ongoing repairs and upgrades.
Currently 30 per cent of the
washrooms have been serviced under the program which started in
January. The initiative will cost
$600,000 with completion of the
first phase by June 30. UBC     REPORTS      I      MARCH     9 ,     2000
Chan Centre Concert
Mozart, Schumann and Rachmaninoff Piano Recital. Henri-Paul Sicsic.
Chan Centre from 35pm. $27 adults;
$18 students/seniors. Proceeds to
Marekjablonski Scholarship Fund.
Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or Web
site: www.ticketmaster.ca.
School Of Music Concert
ubc Student Composers. Stephen
Chatman. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. Call 822-5574.
Mechanical Engineering
Starting Hi-Tech Companies: Advice
From A Recent Mech Graduate. Brent
Bolleman, principal, Sonigistix and
Elaho Wireless, ceme 1204 at 3:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-3770.
Green College Speaker Series
Entirely Unexpected: A Sneak Preview
OfThe Upcoming Production, The
Woodcarver's Wife. Patricia Badir,
English. Green College at 5pm. Reception from 6-6:3opm. Call 822-1878.
St. John's College Speaker Series
Gendered Careers: Canadian Women
And Science, 1890-1970. Prof. Mariane
Ainley, unbc. St. John's College 1080
at 5:15pm. Call 822-8781.
Museum Of Anthropology
Opening Reception
An Exhibit Of Contemporary Works.
First Nations Artists, moa at 7pm.
Continues to mid-Oct. Call 822-5087.
University Women's Club
General Meeting
ifuw Conference. Mary Plant. University Women's Club, Hycroft, 1489
McRae Ave. at 7:30pm. Call 731-4661.
Board Of Governors' Meeting
Open Session Begins At 8am. oab
Board and Senate Room. Fifteen tickets are available on a first-come, first-
served basis on application to the
board secretary at least 24 hrs. before
each meeting. To confirm date and
time, check "Board announcements" at
www.bog.ubc.ca. Call 822-2127.
Institute For European Studies
World Trade After Seattle: A European Perspective. John Beck, former eu
ambassador to Canada. Buchanan B
Penthouse from i2noon-2pm. Light
lunch. Call 822-1452.
Science First! Lecture
Urban Countryside—Rural Metropolis. Dean Moura Quayle, Agricultural
Sciences. Wesbrook 100 at 12:30pm.
Call 822-3336.
MARCH     12    THROUGH     MARCH     2 $
Distinguished Colloquium
Non-Linear Science: Past, Present
And Future. Prof. Alwyn Scott, Mathematics, u of Arizona. Klinck 301 at
3:30pm. Call 822-4584.
Commonwealth Day Celebration
International House from syo-gpm.
$10 students; $20 non-students. Commonwealth food and entertainment.
Call 822-5021.
Member Speaker Series
The ubc South Campus Farm: A Proposal For Integrated Use And Participation. Derek Massenlink. Green
College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Regent College Public Lecture
Desire OfThe Everlasting Hills: The
World Before And After Jesus. Thomas
Cahill, author. Regent College Chapel at
7:30pm. Booksigning to follow. Call
Theatre At UBC
Life And A Lover. Natalie Meisner.
Frederic Wood Theatre at 7:30pm.
Continues to March 18. $16; $10 student/seniors. Call 822-2678.
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
From Vampires To Treatments For
Devastating Diseases. Prof. David
Dolphin. Chemistry B-250 at 1pm.
Refreshments at 12:40pm. Call
Oceanography Seminar
Non-Linear Principal Component
Analysis Of Climate Data. Adam
Monahan, Earth and Ocean Sciences.
BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm. Call
Statistics Seminar
Fast Computation Of Depth Contours.
Raymond T. Ng, Computer Science.
Klinck 301 from 4-5:3opm. Refreshments, bring your own mug. Call
Community Colloquium
Comparable Worth Comes To The
Private Sector: The Case Of Ontario.
Nicole Fortin, Economics. Green College at 4pm. Web site www.arts.ubc.ca
/cresp/. Call 822-1878.
Chalmers Institute Seminar
The Spirituality Of Christian Song. St.
David's United Church, 1525 Taylor
Way, West Vancouver from 7:30-
9:30pm. $35 series; $io/session. To
register call 922-3461.
Leon And Thea Koerner University
Lecture Master's Series
Open Poetry Workshop. Veronica
Volkow; George McWhirter, editor/
poetry instructor; Open Literary
Translation Workshop. Various
speakers. Thea Koerner House 200
from io:3oam-i2:3opm. Call 822-3024.
Asian Studies Noon Lecture Series
The Cult OfThe Great Peacock And
The Evolution OfThe Buddhist Tan-
tras. J.F. Marc desjardins. Asian Centre 604 at 12:30pm. Call 822-9266.
Another Look At Human
Development Colloquium
Child Development As A Lifelong Determinant Of Health. Clyde Hertzman,
Health Care and Epidemiology. Scarfe
278 from i2:30-i:20pm. Call 822-5232.
Centre For Research In
Women's Studies Colloquium
Violence Against Women: Learning
From Teaching. Stanley French, Concordia u. Women's Studies lounge
from i2:30-i:3opm. Call 822-9173.
Peter Wall Institute
Weekly Colloquium
Models Of Moral Responsibility. Prof.
John Fischer, Philosophy, u of California. University Centre 307 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-2621.
Wednesday Noon Hour Concert
Diversions. Music Recital Hall at
12:30pm. $3 at the door. Call 822-5574.
School Of Nursing Rounds
Early Labour Assessment And Support At Home: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Patti Janssen, Centre for
Community Child Health And Health
Evaluation, ubc Hosp., Koerner Pavilion T-206 from 3-4pm. Call 822-7453.
Geography Outreach Seminar
Can Housing Affect Your Health? Jim
Dunn. Richmond Nature Park at
7:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-3534;
Earth And Ocean
Sciences Colloquium
Comparison Of Lithospheric Structures Across The Alaskan And Canadian Cordillera. Ron Clowes. GeoSciences
330-A at 12:30pm. Call 822-3278.
Centre For Feminist Legal Studies
Academic Equity, Anti-Harassment
Policies And Backlash. Hester
Lessard, associate professor, Law, u of
Victoria. Curtis 157 from i2:30-2pm.
Call 822-6523.
Fine Arts Lecture
Thinking Possible Futures: The Network Society And The Coloniality Of
Being. Prof. Walter Mignolo, Duke u.
Lasserre 102 from i2:30-2:3opm. Call
UILO Seminar
The Start-Up Stage: They Say My Baby's Ugly! Various speakers. For-
Sciences 1005 from 4-6pm. To register
www.uilo.ubc.ca; call 822-8580.
Centre For Applied
Ethics Colloquium
How We Deserve. David Schmidtz,
Philosophy, u of Arizona. Angus 413
from 4-6pm. Call 822-8625.
Chalmers Institute Seminar
Religious Leadership In A Secular
Society. Lois M. Wilson, vst Epiphany
Chapel at 7:30pm. E-mail: cl@vst.edu;
call 822-9815.
St. John's College Speaker Series
Theory And Practice In Contemporary Biology. Evelyn Fox Keller, Science, Technology and Society, mit. St.
John's College Fairmont Social
Lounge at 7:30pm. Call 822-8781.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
The Many Faces Of Cystic Fibrosis:
Insights Into Phenotypic Heterogeneity. Dr. Peter Durie, u of Toronto, gf
Strong Aud. from 9-ioam. Call
Health Care And
Epidemiology Seminar
Mental Health Reform In British Columbia. Alex Berland, Biverview
Hosp.. Mather 253 from 9-ioam. Paid
parking available in Lot B. Call
Chalmers Institute Seminar
Freedom Of Religion In China. Lois
M. Wilson, vst Boardroom from
io-n:3oam. Bring your lunch,
offering. E-mail: cl@vst.edu; call
St. John's College Speaker Series
Patterns In Asian Philanthropy. Peter
Geithner. St. John's College 1080 at
10am. Call 822-8781.
Chalmers Institute Seminar
Religion And Politics In The Sudan;
Implementation Of Canadian Covenants. Lois M. Wilson, vst from 10-
11am. Bring your lunch, offering.
F.-mail: cl@vst.edu; call 822-9815.
Fish 500 Seminar
Behavioral Aspects OfThe Foraging
Strategies Of Captive Juvenile Steller
Sea Lions (Eumetopiasjubatus) Feeding On School Fish And Their Prey's
Behavioral Responses. Olivier Che-
neval, Marine Mammal Research
Unit. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room at
11:30am. Refreshments at nam. Call
St. Patrick's Day Fashion Show
Food And Fashion. University Women's
Club, Hycroft, 1489 McRae Ave. from
i2noon-3pm. Call 731-4661.
Chemoprevention Group Seminar
Molecular Markers Of Prostate Carcinogenesis. William Grizzle, u of
Alabama. BC Cancer Research Centre
lecture theatre from i2:3o-i:30pm.
Call Dr. Neal Poulin 877-6098,
local 3055.
Occupational And
Environmental Hygiene Seminar
The Interface Between The Occupational Medical Consultant And The
Occupational Hygiene Consultant.
Neva Hilliard, adjunct professor, ubc
Hosp., Koerner Pavilion G-279 from
i2:30-i:3opm. Call Kathryn Lewis
822-9861; Dr. Murray Hodgson
Arnold & Nancy Cliff
Writer-ln-Residence Reading
Veronica Volkow; Victor Manuel
Mendiola, translator; Sylvia Dorling.
Frederic Wood Theatre at 12:30pm.
Call 822-3024.
Peter Wall Institute
Exploratory Workshop
Migration From Asia: China Processes Of Migration And Impact Of Emigration On Sending Societies. Various
speakers. Peter Wall Institute University Centre 307 at 1pm. Open session
March 18 at 1pm. Call 822-5194.
Mathematics Colloquium
Length Of Commutators In Groups.
Prof. Akbar Rhemtulla, u of Alberta.
Math 100 at 3:30pm. Refreshments
Math Annex 1115 at 3:15pm. Call
Chemical And Biological
Engineering Seminar
Electrostatic Charging In Fluidized
Beds. Alissa Park. ChemEng 206 at
3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
School Of Music Concert
ubc Chamber Strings. Andrew
Dawes; Eric Wilson. Chan Centre at
8pm. Call 822-5574.
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Through A Glass Darkly: A Physicist
Looks At The Future. Prof. Walter
Kohn, Nobel laureate in chemistry,
Physics, u of California. irc#2 at
8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
Ritsumeikan University
Japanese Lunch Hour
International House upper lounge
from i2:30-i:3opm. Lunch, snacks and
crafts. Call 822-5021.
School Of Music Concert
ubc Percussion Ensemble. Sal Ferre-
ras. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm.
Call 822-5574.
European Writers' Festival
tba. Bjorn Larsson, writer. Buchanan
B Penthouse from i2:30-2pm. Call
Prof. Peter Stenberg 822-5158.
Mechanical Engineering
Tools For Numerical Solution Of pde's
by Non-Experts. Carl Ollivier-Gooch,
assistant professor, ceme 1204 at
3:30pm. Befreshments at 3:25pm. Call
Biochemistry And
Molecular Biology Seminar
Proton Transfer In A Membrane Protein Complex: The Beaction Of Centre
Of R. Sphaeroides. Mark Paddock,
Physics, u of California. irc#4 at
3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call
Science And Society
Public Interest Science: Why, How,
What, And When? Carolyn Raffen-
sperger, executive director, Science
and Environmental Health Network
Green College at 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Institute For European Studies
Skinheads, Soccer Hooligans And
Neighborhood Gangs: Youth Violence
In Unified Germany. Prof. Joachim
Kersten, Northwestern u. Buchanan
penthouse from i2noon-2pm. Light
lunch. Call 822-1452.
Botany Seminar
Regulation Of Sulfate Transport In
Plants. John Vidmar. BioSciences
2000 from i2:3o-2pm. Call 822-2133.
Sing Tao School Of
Journalism Special Lecture
Brown Bag Lunch: How To Become A
Really Great Interviewer. Jennifer
Hunter, Vancouver bureau chief,
Maclean's. Sing Tao 104 from 12:30-
2pm. Call 822-6688.
Bio-Mega Boehringer
Ingelheim Research Lecture
Molecular Recognition Meets Molecular Neurobiology: Cation-Pi Interactions At The Nicotine Receptor. Prof.
Dennis A. Dougherty, California Institute of Technology. Chemistry B-250 at
1pm. Refreshments. Call 822-3057.
Oceanography Seminar
Toxic Algae And Viruses. Janice Lawrence. BioSciences 1465 at 3:30pm.
Call 822-3278.
The ubc Reports Calendar lists university-related or university-sponsored events
on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland. Calendar items must
be submitted on forms available from the ubc Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251
Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver BC, v6t izi. Phone: uBC-info (822-4636).
Fax: 822-2684. An electronic form is available at www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca.
Please limit to 35 words. Submissions for the Calendar's Notices section may
be limited due to space. Deadline for the March 23 issue of ubc Reports—which
covers the period March 26 to April 8—is noon, March 14. UBC     REPORTS      |      MARCH     9,     2000      |     5
A celebration of ubc authors
From cd-roms to the Internet, ubc authors write up a storm
Stories by Bruce Mason, staff writer
ubc Library staff(l-r) Margaret Friesen, staff training and development co-ordinator, Catherine Quinlan, university
librarian and Timothy Shew, first-year Arts student and Main Library student assistant, pose with some ofthe new
works by ubc authors. They include Shakespeare on-line, a conference on cd-rom and a hit movie. "Every year is
different," says Friesen, who has worked on all io of ubc's annual Celebration of Authors, "but the scope and depth of
research is always staggering." Bruce Mason photo
New media takes readers,
authors beyond the page
Varied and diverse works by authors across campus take
centre stage at the 10th annual Celebration of Authors
ubc authors have seen the future of books and it's not what it
used to be.
In fact Gutenberg is probably rejoicing in his grave and stopping
his presses. New media are now
grasping his dream of rapidly and
effectively transmitting information and knowledge.
Electronic books, videos and
cd-roms are among the 135 titles
completed by 135 university authors in 1999. vcrs, computers and
cd players will make their first appearance at the 10th annual Celebration of ubc Authors in the
Great Hall of the First Nations
House of Learning, Tuesday,
March 21 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
"Obviously, traditional print
material predominates in our
community of scholars and writers
and in our display of their works,"
says University Librarian Cather
ine Quinlan. "But we also want to
share work being done at ubc in
some fascinating and important
new media."
Expect to see cd-roms which
do more than books.
There will be videos such as Mobilizing for Growth: Entrepreneur-
ship Within Companies, scripted
and narrated by Commerce and
Business Administration Dean
Daniel Muzyka.
Renowned pianist Robert Silverman has released Rachmaninoff's
Piano Sonatas on cd.
Some in the university community are capitalizing on the publishing phenomena of small press
runs and self-publishing.
There are wise books by our
elders and books of beauty, including horticulturist Colin Varner's
Gardens in Vancouver.
The event—hosted by Quinlan
and ubc President Martha Piper
—celebrates a remarkable diversity of achievements and provides
an opportunity to meet authors. It
also recognizes the central role
played by ubc's 13 libraries, including three hospital libraries.
see New media page 6
Numbers crunched
worldwide by text
Life changed when
publishers came knocking
robert adams has influenced a
generation of students.
The fourth edition ofthe Mathematics professor's calculus instruction. Calculus: A Complete
Course, is made up of three textbooks, four manuals and a cd-
rom. Another Italian translation
has just arrived.
The texts are used extensively in
northern European and Scandinavian countries, Turkey, Italy. Canada and the U.S. Adams hadn't calculated any of this when he joined
ubc's faculty 34 years ago.
"We were using a text which was
going out of print. It was getting
more and more difficult to get, so I
began making notes," he recalls.
Publishers came knocking and Adams began writing. The first edition was published in 1982.
"I had published a book of
which I am most proud, Sobolev
Spaces, in 1975," he says with a grin.
"A colleague said writing the text
was unforgivable because anyone
who wrote a second book obviously hadn't learned from the
difficulty ofthe first."
He has perfected his work over
two decades, adding new exercises
and topics to the second edition,
undertaking major revisions to the
third to make it "easier to get at
and more user-friendly." More attention has been paid to calculators and computers. The new edition, he says, contains "intermediate revisions."
Adams does it all. He typesets
his texts and produces the artwork
using graphics software he devel-
Mathematics Prof. Robert Adams
oped with colleague Assoc. Prof.
Robert Israel.
"I'm responsible for every drop
of ink on each page." he says.
The new cd-rom allows instructors to put solutions on the
Internet easily and make full-size
transparencies ofthe thousands of
figures for lectures.
Some people will always have
trouble with calculus Adams has
concluded. Even those with a
grounding from high school may
have difficulty making the transition "from doing the calculations,
to understanding what they are
doing—something we expect by
Christmas in the first year."
He served as assistant dean of
Science from 1975 to 1985 and says
that and his commitment to his
texts made "mincemeat" of his research career.
Sobolev Spaces remains a
unique, world-class work, but Adams, who will retire at the end of
the year, says his texts are his real
"Working on them has made me
a better teacher and looking back
it has been a very good experience
with major rewards."
Script lights up film world
A delicious comedy feeds a growing cinematic appetite
when did Sharon McGowan
know Better Than Chocolate
would be a hit film? As soon as she
saw the script.
The screenplay by Creative Writing Asst. Prof. Peggy Thompson was
produced by McGowan, an assistant
professor in the Film Program.
Distributors predict that by the
time television and video revenues
are tallied the independent film
will have earned a very sweet $10
million (us).
"Hey, I'm a trained professional,"
says McGowan with a smile, "and I
thought it would do at least that
The pair had found earlier success in video and tv with The Lo-
see Script page 6
McGowan (left) and Thompson UBC     REPORTS
MARCH     9,     2O0O
'Retired' professor
has Havel of a time
When faced with the choice between two volumes weighing seven kilograms and a cd-rom, many delegates to a
conference organized by Asst. Prof. Marcello Veiga (left) and Prof. John Meech chose light. Bruce Mason photo
Mining faculty dig deep
in cd-rom technology
Proceedings of major
international conference
captured on a single cd
Mining and Mineral Process Engineering Prof. John Meech and
Asst. Prof. Marcello Veiga.
Meech is the driving force behind a series of international conferences which typically attract
more than 300 participants from
35 countries. Veiga helped him edit
the proceedings ofthe latest event
into two weighty volumes and
onto a single cd-rom.
"We wanted the proceedings
available at the conference. By using our Web site www.mining.
ubc.ca/ipmm/ we were able to obtain all submissions and to peer
review them well in advance," says
Meech. "The books weigh about
seven kilos and many delegates
left them behind after placing the
cd-rom into their pocket."
"The electronic version of The
Proceedings ofthe Second International Conference on Intelligent
Processing and Manufacturing of
Materials (ipmm) is an attempt to
improve the delivery of knowledge," says Veiga. "For example,
every paper contains an e-mail
link allowing the reader to contact
the authors directly for additional
"There are other advantages as
well, including cost-effectiveness
—about one-third the cost of a
hard-copy publication," adds
"The cd-rom provides direct
links to our sponsors' Web sites
and with the conference being
held in Hawaii, we were even able
to include spectacular photos of
the colourful scenery to help capture the spirit of the event."
At the conferences, experts
from a wide variety of disciplines
and backgrounds in engineering
and  science discuss  everything
from atomistic and molecular
modelling to the control of robots
in remote locations such as underground mines and outer space.
The third conference is scheduled for Vancouver in July 2001
with the theme "Cross-Disciplinary Research: An Essential Ingredient for Innovation."
By then, intelligent processing
and manufacturing of materials
will have continued its significant
progress. Meech and Veiga intend
the cd-rom for ipmm 2001 to keep
pace by including sound, animations and video.
New media on upswing
Continued from page 5
"We can take great pride in the
work presented here," says President Piper, "since it reflects both
the breadth and the excellence of
ubc scholarship.
"This celebration is an important reminder that our university
is a major research centre and
makes a significant contribution
to the advancement of knowledge
in many fields."
Members of the English Dept.
contributed 21 titles by 20 authors
and two books from the Creative
Writing Dept. — Assoc. Prof. Keith
Maillard's Gloria and Creative
Writing sessional instructor Anne
Fleming's Pool-hopping and Other
Stories—were nominated for Governor General's Awards.
Nineteen authors in the Faculty
of Education completed a total of
14 books.
Prolific professors emeritii—
who often remark that they now
have time for writing—number 10
authors and 12 titles.
Ten authors in Medicine published eight books.
Time to write a necessity to
both a professor and her
subject, Vaclav Havel
"l   KNOW   EVERYTHING   YOU   have
written," Marketa Goetz-Stankie-
wicz told Vaclav Havel in 1975 in
the first of several secret and dangerous meetings.
The Germanic Studies and
Comparative Literature professor
emerita wasn't present though
when her latest book, Critical Essays on Vaclav Havel, was presented to the president of the Czech
Republic on his visit to Canada
last year.
"It would have been wonderful
to see him again and personally
give him a copy of the book," she
says. "But, ironically, I couldn't fit
a trip to Winnipeg into my busy
Her previous books and essays
on Czech plays and underground
writing had attracted the attention of Phyllis Carey in Milwaukee,
who asked her to co-edit the volume of critical essays.
"It would be my first collaboration and an opportunity to survey
different voices and opinions, especially from North America. Besides, I can read Czech and Phyllis
To Goetz-Stankiewicz, Havel is
four people: a playwright, a dissident, a prisoner and a president.
"He wrote plays in the '60s and
essays in the '70s which gave a profound voice to the struggle of individuals in a totalitarian regime.
"When he was incarcerated
from 1978-83 he was all but si-
Marketa Goetz-Stankiewicz
lenced. Still, he wrote to his wife
once a month and Letters to Olga is
a magnificent collection of philosophical essays. These are documents from a free mind, so subtle
and far-reaching that censors
couldn't understand them.
"Suddenly in the '90s this peace-
loving and shy, gentle little man
was catapulted into the presidency where he says writing his own
speeches kept him sane.
"This is a modest little book, but
it does its job," says Goetz-Stankiewicz who also contributed an essay for a companion book, Critical
Essays on Milan Kundera, edited
by colleague Slavonic Languages
Prof. Peter Petro.
"I am now writing something of
my own on Vaclav Havel," she says.
"For me, he represents a consistency of thought and action which
seem so clear and trenchant in this
somewhat crazy and confused
Script a hit
Continued from page 5
tus Eaters and Thompson is well
known for writing which resonates
with audiences, says McGowan.
The subject was appealing—the
lesbian love story had a niche audience, theatricality and comedy,
which increased its chances of
crossing over into mainstream audiences and major theatres.
Thompson also co-produced the
film, which was directed by Anne
Wheeler. It earned rave reviews in
The New York Times, Variety, The
Los Angles Times—in fact worldwide. The international film market is one of the most fierce in the
global economy.
"The script has replaced the novel in every would-be-writer's top
drawer," says Thompson. "Obviously each has its own requirements
and demands. Novels are internal
and have multiple points of view.
"The movie script is much more
than a blueprint for an audience's
experience," she adds. "It is also a
blueprint for a process which may
involve hundreds of people."
Thompson says there was one
Vancouver film crew when she got
started in the business in the early
80s. Now there are more than 70.
The us filmmaking industry,
which has now topped the $i-bil-
lion-dollar mark for Vancouver
productions, is providing technical
jobs and raising awareness and excitement.
ubc has expanded its programs
related to films. Creative Writing
and Theatre students as well as
Film students are keenly interested
in establishing rewarding careers.
There is a very high level of
achievement in ubc's film community, say McGowan and Thompson.
Creative Writing head Assoc.
Prof. Linda Svendsen's acclaimed
book of short stories Marine Life
has just been filmed by director
Anne Wheeler and stars Cybill
Noted filmmakers who graduated from ubc include Mina Shum,
Bruce Sweeney, Lyn Stopkowich
and John Poser.
"There is a downside to Hollywood North," says Thompson.
"Films are getting expensive to
shoot in Vancouver."
"That's where we come in," says
McGowan. "The university community has an unprecedented opportunity to engage in Canadian filmmaking as artists and educators." UBC      REPORTS
MARCH     9,     2000      |      7
On their latest adventure, ITServices manager Kathleen Pitt and husband
Michael, an associate professor in Plant Science, trekked and canoed their
way down Northern Canada's Thelon River. Then, still under their own
steam, they captured the experience for armchair travellers . Michael Pitt photo
Determined pair
paddle own canoe
A 950-kilometre journey
was the jump-off point for
an odyssey into publishing
paddled a canoe for 950 kilometres
then set off on another adventure
which would prove equally challenging—publishing.
"We kept separate diaries and
wanted to combine them in a
book," recalls Kathleen, manager
of Voice Services, ITServices. "But
we learned very quickly that publishers weren't interested."
"Their reactions were disappointing even though somewhat
predictable," says Michael, an associate professor of Plant Science.
"We were advised that unless your
surname is Berton or Mowat, there
is a very small market for a narrative of a canoe trip."
From personal experience the
couple knew that the experts were
missing the point. Their slide shows
on previous adventures were in
high demand and most in the audiences weren't contemplating any
adventure beyond their armchairs.
The stuff of the presentations
and book is their feelings, their relationship and other matters that
transcend the wilderness. The appeal is wider and deeper than traditional outdoor books.
"We thought Three Seasons in
the Wind: gso Kilometers by Canoe
Down Northern Canada's Thelon
River would interest readers who
never stop at the adventure sec
tion of bookstores," says Kathleen.
"It's really about contemplating
a challenge and confronting the
unknown," adds Michael.
Facing figurative Whitewater,
they charted a course of their own.
They would publish the book
Last September, through Kathleen's professional contacts, they
found an on-line, on-demand publisher. The first 500 books quickly
sold out and media called from
Valdez, Alaska to Los Angeles.
Quick success and interest from
Chapters bookstore convinced
them to form their own publishing
company, Hornby House, named
for John Hornby, a 1920s icon
among northern adventurers.
"He's one of my heroes, even
though he starved to death on the
Thelon River," says Michael.
Backpackers who wanted to extend their trips by picking up canoeing, the Pitts honed their skills
for the 37-day adventure from
Lynx Lake, east of Great Slave
Lake, to Baker Lake, the geographic centre of Canada.
"Since then, we've learned a lot
about marketing, distribution and
other skills ofthe book world," says
Kathleen. The second edition of
Three Seasons in the Wind—1,500
copies—has just been printed.
"We're not young, big or strong
and we had fears before and during
our journey," adds Michael. "The
main message of our canoeing and
publishing experience is 'Rules are
just guidelines—keep on going,
keep moving toward your goal.'"
All Bard's world a Web site
English Prof. Tony Dawson is part of a massive project to
put a new Arden edition of Shakespeare's works on-line
that Shakespeare was the world's
choice for "Man ofthe Millennium."
The Knglish professor's passion
for history's greatest writer began
in high school, grew during graduate work at Harvard and flourished
in his lectures and research at ubc.
He is one of very few experts who
focus on the performance of the
But Dawson is slightly amazed
to be sharing centre stage and a
steep learning curve with two colleagues, who are taking the Bard
into a new dimension by putting
the prestigious third edition ofthe
Arden Shakespeare on-line.
"Arden is one of two major
Shakespeare series and the original idea was to put the plays on
cd-rom," he says, " but it transmogrified into a Web site."
"This edition has a different focus than those published in 1900
and the '50s and '70s," he says. "Our
work has a performance orientation and that, along with the fact
that it will be so accessible, is very
Dawson was contacted by Peter
Holland, director of the Shakespeare Institute at the University
of Birmingham less than two years
ago. They began working wit h Barbara Hodgdon of Drake University
in Iowa. Dawson is now completing work on The Tempest, the 14th
play on the site which will be several years more in the making.
The massive project has sophisticated search engines which will
provide access to performance
notes, photos, theatre reviews and
general introductions, as well as
the text and bibliographical apparatus. Video, it was decided, would
take up too much memory.
Individual editors produce print
texts of each play with notes and
apparatus. Dawson, Holland, and
Hodgdon add general and performance introductions and the
performance materials and co-ordinate the presentation ofthe augmented text on the Ardenonline
Web site.
Gretchen Minton, who recently
earned a PhD in English and is an
instructor in the Arts One program, has created a chart for each
play, listing and providing infor-
English Prof. Tony Dawson
mation on all major productions.
Dawson says academic life has
allowed him to combine his interests in performance and the theoretical aspects of scholarship. He
has just earned a ubc Killam Research Prize for his contributions.
No stranger to making Shakespeare more accessible, his previous books include Watching Shakespeare and Hamlet in Performance.
They are highly regarded and valued by theatre goers as well as students at every level.
Shakespeare will endure, he
"He suggests rather than declares anything absolutely. As a result his work is like a photo negative which can be printed in multiple tones and styles. Shakespeare is
endlessly adaptable and malleable."
"The main message of our canoeing and publishing
experience is 'Rules are just guidelines—keep on going,
keep moving toward your goal.'" Plant Science Assoc. Prof. Michael Pitt
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Mills, Oxford University Press Canada, 1999. CURRIE, DAWN H. Girl talk: adolescent magazines and their readers.
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E. MESSENGER, eds. Currents: stories, essays, poems, and plays. 2nd ed. Scarborough, Prentice Hall, 2000. DALE,
ANN and J.T. Pierce, eds. Communities, development, and sustainability across Canada. Vancouver, UBC Press, 1999.
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SILVA, CLARENCE W. Vibration: fundamentals and practice. Boca Raton, CRC Press, 2000. DICKINSON, PETER. Here is queer: nationalisms, sexualities, and the literatures of Canada. Toronto,
University of Toronto Press, 1999. DU GAS, BEVERLY WITTER, LYNNE ESSON, and SHARON E. RONALDSON. Nursing foundations: a Canadian perspective. 2nd ed. Scarborough, Prentice Hall
Canada, 1999. EGAN, SUSANNA. Mirror talk: genres of crisis in contemporary autobiography. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1999. ESSON, LYNNE, BEVERLY WITTER DU GAS, and
SHARON E. RONALDSON. Nursing foundations: a Canadian perspective. 2nd ed. Scarborough, Prentice Hall Canada, 1999. FISHER, DONALD and THERESA R. RICHARDSON, eds. The development ofthe social sciences in the United States and Canada: the role of philanthropy. Stanford, Ablex, 1999. FLEMING, ANNE. Pool-hopping and other stories. Victoria, Polestar, 1998. FOSTER, JOHN
WILSON, ed. Titanic. London, Penguin, 1999. GLEASON, MONA LEE. Normalizing the ideal: psychology, schooling, and the family in postwar Canada. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1999.
GOETZ-STANKIEWICZ, MARKETA and PHYLLIS CAREY, eds. Critical essays on Vaclav Havel. New York, G.K. Hall, 1999. GRACE, SHERRILL, ed. Satan in a barrel and other early stories. [Malcolm
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ANTHONY J.F. Kidscience: real science your child can do. Vancouver, APASE, 1999. GRIFFITHS, ANTHONY J.F. Modern genetic analysis. New York, W.H. Freeman, 1999. HARRISON, PAUL JAMES
and PHILIP W. BOYD, eds. Canadian JGOFS [Joint Global Ocean Flux Study] in the NE Subarctic Pacific. Oxford, Pergamon Press, 1999. HATCH, RONALD B. and JAIHIUN KIM, trans. Love's silence
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HEALEY, MICHAEL, ed. Seeking sustainability in the Lower Fraser Basin: issues and choices. Victoria, Western Geographical Press, 1999. HERBERT, DEBORAH M., PATRICIA M. MARCHAK, and
SCOTT L. AYCOCK. Falldown: forest policy in British Columbia. Vancouver, David Suzuki Foundation, 1999. HERTZMAN, CLYDE and DANIEL P. KEATING, eds. Developmental health and the
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LEVINE, and LESLIE JOHNSTONE. 3-D bees and micro fleas. New York, Somerville House Books, 1999. HUMPHREY, ELAINE, SHAR LEVINE, and LESLIE JOHNSTONE. 3-D lungs and micro
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MILNE. Malaysian politics under Mahathir. London, Routledge, 1999. MCADAM, DONALD W. and ROGER WINN. Engineering graphics: a problem-solving approach. Don Mills, Addison-Wesley
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Green College Speaker Series
Of Mice And Metaphysics: What Are
The Objects Of Scientific Inquiry?
Sergio Sismondo, Philosophy, Queen's
u. Green College at 5pm. Reception
from 6-6:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Graduation Dinner And Dance
Arts Grad 2000. Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville St. at 6pm. Tickets $35 at the Arts Undergrad Society
office from n:3oam-i:3opm. Monday,
Wednesday-Friday. Call Bonnie
Agricultural Sciences
Community Lecture
What Can We Learn From Microbial
Life Below Zero? Prof. James M. Tied-
je, Michigan State u. St. John's College
Lecture Hall at 7pm. Call
Continuing Studies Public Lecture
The vso Companion. Rodney Shar-
man, composer-in-residence, vso;
David Phillips, music teacher. Music
302 from 7:30-gpm. Continues to
April 4. $37; $32 seniors. To register
call 822-1420.
Poetic Persuasions Reading
Play The Monster Blind. Lynn Coady,
writer in residence. Green College at
8pm. Call 822-1878.
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Cervical Spine Injury: Biomechanical
And Clinical Aspects. Dr. Tobias
Pitzen; Dr. Tom Oxland. vgh, Eye
Care Centre Aud. at 7am. Call
Asian Studies Lecture Series
Enlightenment For Sale: Theosophy
And The Commodification Of A Mystic East Prof. Joy Dixon, History.
Asian Centre 604 at 12:30pm. Call
Another Look At Human
Development Colloquium
The Potential Of Technology ForThe
Development Of Children With
Autism. Pat Mirenda, Educational Psychology And Special Education. Scarfe
278 from i2:30-i:20pm. Call 822-5232.
Centre For Research In
Women's Studies Colloquium
Women's Science Stories In The Cold
War Era. Dianne Newell, History.
Women's Studies from i2:30-i:3opm.
Refreshments. Call Corae 822-9173.
Wednesday Noon Hour Concert
Double Reed Extravanganza. Alexandra Pohran, oboist, uvic. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. $3 at the door. Call
European Writers' Festival
tba. Joseph von Westphalen, cult
author. Buchanan B Penthouse from
i2:30-2pm. Call Prof. Peter Stenberg
Institute Of Asian Research Seminar
Globalization And The Transformation Of Asian Societies: Raced Bodies And The Public Sphere In
Ichikawa Kon's Tokyo Olympiad.
Sharalyn Orbaugh. ck Choi 120 from
4:30-6pm. Call 822-2629.
Green College Special Lecture
Academic Freedom In Canada: Past,
Present And Future. Michiel Horn,
History, Glendon College, York u.
Green College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.
Senate Meeting
Regular Meeting OfThe Senate, ubc's
Academic Parliament. Curtis 102 at
8pm. Call 822-2951.
Major And Scientific
Suppliers Tradeshow
Acquisitions 2000 Showcasing ubc's
Major And Scientific Suppliers. War
Memorial Gym from ioam-4pm. Con
tinues to March 24. Refreshments.
Web site: www.purchasing.ubc.ca/
tradeshow. Call 822-2686.
Botany Seminar
The Evolutionary Implications Of
Diplonemids And Their Spliceosomal
Introns. Qing Qian; Population Viability And Patterns Of Intertidal Biodiversity; Implications For Marine
Protected Area Site Selection. Anne
Solomon. BioSciences 2000 from
i2:30-2pm. Call 822-2133.
Earth And Ocean
Sciences Colloquium
Puzzling The Future Of Earth Sciences:
A Key Piece: Public Outreach. Pierrette
Tremblay, gac Ward Neale Medalist
Tour. GeoSciences 330-A at 12:30pm.
Call 822-3278.
Science First! Lecture
Climate Change Fore And Aft: To
Where Are We Pushing Mother Nature? Prof. Tom Pedersen. Wesbrook
100 at 12:30pm. Call 822-3336.
School Of Music Concert
ubc Jazz Ensemble. Fred Stride. Music
Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Call 822-5574.
Centre For Integrated Computer
Systems Research Seminar
Cryptographic Protocols. Ian Blake,
Hewlett Packard Laboratories, cicsr/
cs 208 from 4-5:3opm. Refreshments.
Call 822-6894.
Centre For Chinese
Research Seminar
Precious Volumes: An Introduction
To Chinese Sectarian Scriptures From
The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries (Harvard u Asia Centre, 1999).
Prof. Daniel L. Overmyer, Asian Studies, ck Choi 120 from 4:30-6pm. Call
Green College Special Lecture
Arts One And The State OfThe Humanities. Ed Hundert, Arts One; various speakers. Green College at
4:30pm. Call 822-1878.
St. John's College Speaker Series
Global Perspective On Microbial Disease Research. Robert McMaster,
vgh. St. John's College 1080 at 5:15pm.
Call 822-8781.
Thematic Lecture Series:
Nature, Culture And Colonialism
Making A Modern Wilderness: Wildlife Conservation And The Recoloni-
zation Of Canada 1900-1950. Tina
Loo, History, sfu. Green College at
7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Health Care And
Epidemiology Seminar
The Measurement Iterative Loop—Is
It Ivory Tower? Peter Riben, assistant
professor. Mather 253 from 9-ioam.
Paid parking available in Lot B. Call
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Antiretroviral Therapy In Pediatric hi v
Disease. Jack Forbes, children's medical
director, Oak Tree Clinic, gf Strong
Aud. from 9-ioam. Call 875-2307.
Fish 500 Seminar
mpas And Coral Reef Fisheries: Spillover—Does It Exist Or Is It Even Relevant? Dirk Zeller. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque
Room at 11:30am. Refreshments at
nam. Call 822-2731.
Occupational And
Environmental Hygiene Seminar
Concept Zero: Does The Workplace
Work For You Or Do You Work For The
Workplace. Lance Rucker, associate
professor, Oral Health Sciences, ubc
Hosp., Koerner Pavilion G-279 from
I2:30-i:3opm. Call Kathryn Lewis 822-
9861; Dr. Murray Hodgson 822-3073.
School Of Music Concert
Friday Noon Hour At Main. Erika
Switzer. Main Library 502 at 12:30pm.
Call 822-5574.
Members ofthe campus community interested in learning more about life in St. John's
College are invited to an open house Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10 from
noon to 4 p.m. Tours, door prizes, refreshments and a chance to meet current residents
are among the events scheduled at the college which welcomes graduate students from
around the World. Dianne Longson photo
Electrical And Computer
Engineering Seminar 2000
Integrated-Optic Sensors For High-
Voltage Applications. Nick Jaeger.
MacLeod 418 from i-2pm. Refreshments. Call 822-2405.
Chemical And Biological
Engineering Seminar
Research Activities At The Industrial
Materials Institute. Patricia Debergue,
research associate, imi/ncrc-nrc.
ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
Mathematics Colloquium
Numerical Primary Decomposition.
Andrew Sommese, u of Notre Dame.
Math 100 at 3:30pm. Refreshments
Math Annex 1115 at 3:15pm. Call
Green College
Performing Arts Group
William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
Green College Players. Green College
at 8pm. Call 822-1878.
Bike Repair Course
Saturday Bike Mechanic Crash
Course. Bike Hub from ioam-3pm.
Call 822-BIKE.
School Of Music Concert
Bach: Mass In B Minor. University
Singers; Vancouver Cantata Singers;
Pacific Baroque Orchestra. Chan Centre at 7:30pm. Continues to March 26
at 3pm. $24 adults; $17 students/seniors. Call Ticketmaster 280-3311 or in
person at Chan Centre box office.
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Energy, Environment And The Left.
Silver Donald Cameron, author; commentator; playwright. irc#2 at
8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
Garden Hours Of Operation
The Nitobe Memorial Garden, UBC
Botanical Garden, and the Shop in the
Garden are open from March 11 to
October 2000 from ioam-6pm daily
(including weekends). Inquiries for
the gardens should call 822-9666 and
for the Shop in the Garden 822-4529.
Bike Repair Course
Bike Care Drop-In Clinics. Free for coop members. A great introduction to
bike maintenance. A different topic is
covered each week. Bike Hub every
Wednesday from 6:30-7:3opm. Call
822-bike (2453).
Sage Bistro
To the faculty, students, administration and admirers of ubc we present
Sage Bistro at the University Centre.
Truly food for thought...Sage is open
Monday through Friday from 11am-
2pm. Tapas will be served on the patio
from May 15 to Oct. 15 from 3:30-8pm.
Our luncheon menu changes weekly
and features a wide selection of wines
by the quarter litre and glass. For reservations please call 822-1500.
Contemporary Art Exhibition
Consolation Prize: Mike Kelley and
John Miller at the Morris and Helen
Belkin Art Gallery. Open from Tuesday-Friday ioam-5pm; Saturday-Sunday from i2noon-5pm. Continues to
March 12. Admission: $3 adults; $2
seniors; free for students, ubc faculty
and staff with valid id. Visit the Web
site at www.belkin-gallery.ubc.ca or
call 822-2759.
Call For Proposals
Research papers on women and gender: Graduate Student Presentation
Day April 26, 2000. Deadline for sub
mission is March 17. Submit proposal
to Thea Koerner House room 200 or
for more information call 822-9173.
Orchids In Bloom
For Sale At Give-Away Prices! Currently
Lady's Slippers and Dendrobium deli-
catum available. Small (3" pot) $5; large
(5" pot) $15. Horticultural Greenhouse,
corner of West Mall and Stores Road.
Call David Kaplan at 822-3283.
Research Study
Volunteer subjects needed for study on
aging and speech understanding. Must
be native English speakers 18-30 or 60-
80 years old with good hearing in both
ears. Involves one two-hour session on
ubc campus. $15 honorarium. Contact
Wendy Lam e-mail: wendylam@
audiospeech.ubc.ca or call 263-0677.
Dance Enlightenment
The ams Women's Centre presents
dance enlightenment body awareness
through movement and sound. Learn
to release negative energy, ground
body and essence. Enhance creativity
attuning to your own rhythm. Weekly
classes from 3:30-5:30pm. Drop in or
register for the whole semester. To
register or for more info call 822-2163.
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attractions, a tasteful representation of our city and of ubc. 4103 W.
10th Ave., Vancouver, bc, v6r 2H2.
Call or fax 222-4104.
Elegant accommodation in Point
Grey area. min. to ubc. On main
bus routes. Close to shops and
restaurants. Includes tv, tea and
coffee making, private phone/
fridge. Weekly rates available.
Call 222-3461. Fax: 222-9279.
HOUSE Five suites available for
academic visitors to UBC only.
Guests dine with residents and
enjoy college life. Daily rate $56
plus $i4/day for meals Sun-Thurs.
Call 822-8660 for more information and availability.
Spacious one br guest suites with
equipped kitchen, tv and telephone. Centrally located near sub,
Aquatic Centre and transit. Ideal
for visiting lecturers, colleagues
and families. 2000 rates $8i-$i24
per night. Call 822-1000.
2855 W. 6th Ave. Heritage house,
antiques, wood floors, original
stained glass. 10 min. to ubc and
downtown. Two blocks from
restaurants, buses. Scrumptious
full breakfasts. Entertaining cats.
Views. Phones in rooms. E-mail:
farthing@uniserve.com or call
THEOLOGY Affordable
accommodation or meeting
space near the Chan Centre and
moa. 17 modestly furnished rooms
with hall bath are available. Daily
rates starting at $36. Meals or
meal plans are available in the
school cafeteria. For more
information call 822-9031; 822-
Walk to ubc along the ocean. Quiet
exclusive neighborhood. Near buses
and restaurants. Comfortable
rooms with tv and private bath. Full
breakfast. Reasonable rates. Non-
smokers only please. Call 341-4975.
Breakfast. Best accommodation on
main bus routes. Includes tv, private
phone and bathroom. Weekly reduced
rates. Call 737-2687. Fax 737-2586.
ROOMS Private rooms, located on
campus, available for visitors
attending ubc on academic business.
Private bath, double beds, telephone,
tv, fridge, and meals five days per
week. Competitive rates. Call for
information and availability 822-8788.
University Centre. Residence offering
superior hotel or kitchenette style
rooms and suites. All rooms have
private bath, queen bed, voice mail,
cable tv and Internet-linked pc.
Beautiful view of sea and mountains.
For rates and reservations call
SABBATICAL On Mayne Island (Gulf
Islands) unique chalet, furnished, all
appliances, three br, two bath, w/w
carpet, satellite, tv, f/p, rumpus
room. Lease, ref. $650/010. View by
appt., see portfolio. Call 272-4930.
FRANCE Ultimate vacation central
Paris one br apt. Close to Paris one
BR apt. Close to Avignon Provence
two br house. Accommodates six
people. Fully furnished. Call 738-1876.
Close to tcb, steps from transportation and shopping. Sunny, south
exposure. Separate kitchen, four
piece bath, u/c parking, generous
closet space. Phone/answ. TV-video-
stereo. Oct. 'oo-June 'oi. $990/010.
(all inc.) e-mail: cpfb@interchange.
ubc.ca; call 732-9016.
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Work and environment
hazards school's focus
Graduates are in demand
by private and public sector
by Hilary Thomson staff writer
the only school of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
west of Toronto has recently been
established at ubc—the nth professional school on campus.
A program within the Faculty of
Graduate Studies since 1992, Occupational Hygiene's change in status
to a school and the reference to environment in the title was recently
approved by Senate to better
reflect the scope ofthe school's research and teaching activities.
"We're very pleased at the recognition and believe it will increase
the visibility of our profession,"
says Kay Teschke, the new school's
director. "We also hope that the
distinction will attract a larger
pool of applicants."
About 10-15 students enrol annually for the two-year program leading to a master's degree in Science
that focuses on the identification,
evaluation and control of health
and safety hazards in the work and
community environments. Doctoral studies in occupational and environmental hygiene are also offered.
Facilities include four comprehensive exposure analysis labs, a
mobile pulmonary function lab and
extensive field survey equipment.
The school is unique in North
America because of its interdisciplinary approach, says Teschke.
The 22-member faculty has research strengths in noise and vibration, occupational and environmental respiratory diseases and
Legendary dean's
legacy recognized
Sociology lectures drew
students like magnets
by Bruce Mason staff writer
the memory of Kaspar Naegele—who was appointed as the first
dean of Arts when Arts and Science became separate faculties in
1964—lives on.
The proof that his legacy lingers
on campus 35 years after his death
is a growing memorial endowment,
which will establish an undergraduate Sociology and Anthropology
scholarship in his honour.
"He was absolutely brilliant and
his lectures were filled with curious students who wanted to hear
what he had to say even if they
weren't enrolled in the courses he
taught," recalls Arts alumnus Robert Doll who has established the
endowment with his wife and fellow alumna Judith.
In early February 1965, the university community was shocked
and saddened by the sudden and
tragic death of Naegele, a Sociology professor. He was in his early
forties, a husband and father of
three, a devoted teacher and a renowned scholar.
In a little more than a decade at
ubc, he left a deep impression on
campus and his death left a profound sense of loss, particularly
among students.
A Kaspar Naegele Memorial
Lectureship was created shortly
after his death to bring well-
known speakers to ubc.
Doll notes that the lectures recognize Naegele's dynamism at the
podium, but wanted to also pay
tribute to the inspiration he pro-
Former Arts dean Kaspar Naegele
vided for many careers including
his own in Social Work.
"Kaspar was charismatic and
knowledgeable about the world,"
recalls Sociology Prof. Patricia
Marchak. "The campus was small
when he arrived in the mid-'sos
and he encouraged people to consider deep questions."
Marchak, a former dean of Arts,
remembers looking at his picture
and wondering what he would have
done when she confronted problems and difficulties in ubc's largest faculty.
Sociology Prof. Yunshik Chang,
director of the Centre for Korean
Research says, "He took an interest
in me as a young student from Korea and suggested I apply to Princeton. I told him all I knew about
Princeton was from a novel I read
back home, but he prevailed and
wrote a letter of support. My acceptance profoundly influenced
my life and career."
School director Prof. Kay Teschke
risk assessment. Faculty members
have recently been involved in investigations of air-borne moulds
and fungi in B.C. buildings.
Training hygiene professionals
is a growing need and "grads are
gobbled up" by industry, government, unions and educational institutes, says Teschke, who is a professor in the Dept. of Health Care
and Epidemiology.
A $3-million endowment from
the Workers' Compensation Board
matched by the provincial government provided the original funding.
In 1999, the Ministry of Health
signed a 10-year $i-million agreement for consultations and technical expertise.
Honour Roll
Donald Brooks, professor of
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Chemistry, has been
appointed ubc co-ordinator for
the Canada Foundation for Innovation (cfi) program.
Brooks will assist ubc researchers to develop proposals
for the 2001 grants competition
and provide advice and guidance
on cfi policies and criteria.
A principal investigator on the
Laboratory for Molecular Biophysics proposal which received
$8.9 million from cfi in 1999,
Brooks also served on the national cfi Multidisciplinary Assessment Committee.
An alumnus who joined ubc in
1974, Brooks is a senior fellow of
Green College and has been recognized with the distinctions of
Medical Research Council (mrc)
Centennial Fellow, mrc Scholar
and three nasa certificates of
cfi is the $i.9-billion fund designed to help universities, colleges and hospitals enhance their
research infrastructure.
Prof. Donald Brooks
ubc's Dept. of Electrical and
Computer Engineering and Vancouver-based NxtPhase Corp.
have won the Canadian Institute
of Energy's 1999 Energy Research
and Development Award.
The award was given in recognition ofthe optical voltage sensor research spearheaded by Prof.
Nicolasjaeger with NxtPhase.
The award-winning sensor's
innovative design safely and accurately measures high voltage in
electrical power systems.
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For information on the endowment,
contact the Arts Development
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St Paul's Hospital
The University of British Columbia (ubc) and Providence Health Care (phc) are seeking a dynamic
leader to develop world-class, cutting edge scientific strategies for the research community of phc
in cooperation with the academic community of ubc. The successful candidate will lead an
energetic team of scientists, integrating their research activities with the hospital's programs,
services, mission, values and strategic direction, and balancing that with the university priorities to
achieve excellence on all levels.
Providence Health Care provides secondary, tertiary and quaternary services on eight sites in
Vancouver, serving regional, provincial and national patient populations. It is one of four main
teaching hospitals affiliated with ubc, with significant research programs in cardiac sciences,
respirology, hiv/aids, psychiatry, gerontology, nephrology, and health services.
The ideal candidate will be a prominent researcher with vision, energy, outstanding leadership
skills and business acumen, who is able to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders,
communicate effectively and foster cooperative relationships internally and externally.
This position reports to and works with the phc President and ceo in the capacity of Vice
President, Research and to the Dean, Faculty of Medicine, ubc in the capacity of Assistant Dean,
Research. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed
in the first instance to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Salary and rank will
be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
ubc and phc hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity. All qualified
persons are encouraged to apply to:
Mr. Phil Hassen, President & ceo
Providence Health Care
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 1Y6
Closing Date is April 21, 2000. UBC    REPORTS
MARCH    9,    2000
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New curriculum gives
students bigger bite
Results from a security mapping survey will help prioritize areas for lighting
and other safety measures, say project co-ordinatorjohannes Schumann and
Sociology student Daphne Hamilton-Nagorsen. Hilary Thomson photo
Survey queries
safety concerns
Community to pinpoint
spots on campus map
do you feel safe on campus?
ubc's Personal Security Co-ordina-
tor's Office wants to know.
Using the Personal Security
Mapping Survey the office aims to
find exactly where people on campus feel safe and where they do
"We want to find out where the
hot spots are," says Johannes Schumann, a ubc Geography graduate
and the project's co-ordinator.
"Getting specific information will
help us prioritize how limited
funds are spent on lighting, security and other safety measures."
Questions include opinions on
nighttime and daytime safety, self-
protection measures and demographic information.
Respondents mark areas on a
map where they feel safe or at risk
and supply reasons for their choices. They can also offer suggestions
for personal security improvements. Responses are anonymous.
"This is a bottom-up approach
that allows the people who use the
campus some input into the decision-making process," says Schumann.
He and Sociology work-study
student Daphne Hamilton-Nagorsen have distributed the three-page
survey to about 2,000 individuals
on campus. Distribution continues
at residences, libraries, student organizations and campus recreational facilities.
The pair will start analysing the
quantitative data in mid-March.
Results will be posted on the Personal Security Co-ordinators Web
site in May.
A joint project of the Office of
the Personal Security Co-ordinator, situated within the Dept. of
Health, Safety and Environment,
and Campus Planning and Development, the survey is funded by
the Alma Mater Society Innovative
Projects Fund.
Individuals wishing to participate in the survey can print a copy
off the Personal Security Web site
at www.safety.ubc.ca. (Click on the
personal security section). The
deadline to complete the survey is
March 15.
more information
If you have questions about
personal security at ubc, call the
Personal Security Co-ordinators
Office at (604) 822-6210.
Future dentists get grounding inpatients overall health
By Hilary Thomson staff writer
drilling and filling is just the
beginning for a new breed of dentists about halfway through their
training in the Faculty of Dentistry.
The first class of 40 dental students to complete two years of the
new integrated medical/dental undergraduate curriculum are now
midway through their third year.
Equipped with two years of
learning in basic sciences, social
issues and communication, the
students are now tackling a revised clinical curriculum.
"Third-year students now have
a better foundation in the medical
management of oral diseases than
they did with the former curriculum," says Joanne Walton, chair of
the faculty's curriculum committee. "They're better equipped to
look at the whole patient and dental problems in the context of
overall health."
Joint seminars see third- and
fourth-year students discussing
real-life treatment plans or case
analyses based on their work in
ubc's Dental Clinic in a format
similar to that used in the first two
years ofthe curriculum.
The self-directed study which is
part of the curriculum's first two
years also continues.
"Dentistry techniques, equipment and dental science are
changing so rapidly that we must
teach students how to get in the
habit of seeking new information
for themselves," says Walton, an
associate professor in the Dept. of
Oral Health Sciences.
Third-year students and curriculum committee members Kris
Pastro and Suzy Hupfau agree that
the curriculum fosters active
learning—being inquisitive and
outspoken—rather than waiting
to be told what to do.
"In the tutorials we learned to
work together to solve a problem
and this has created a co-operative
approach in the clinic," says Hupfau.
Spring semesters have been
lengthened and the role of part-
time clinical faculty who supervise
students has been increased to allow students time to master technical procedures originally taught
in first and second years.
In addition, students learn clin
ical techniques in a new phased
approach that incorporates both
real and simulated practice.
The curriculum committee has
confirmed the content and is now
setting the timetable for the
fourth-year curriculum.
Artwork captures
northern lights
Sculpture combines sound,
light, electronic wizardry
by Bruce Mason staff writer
they are a group of seven—
from the departments of Fine Arts,
Music, English, Classical Studies
and Electrical and Computer Engineering—whose work of art will
turn on lights and imaginations in
Canadian galleries.
Fine Arts Assoc. Prof. Richard
Prince is the driving force behind
the multi-unit installation sound
sculpture, The Aurora on All Three
"It is common knowledge in the
aurora belt that the northern lights
make sound," he explains. "I wanted to capture their glow and process it through audio and optical
devices to create a true symphony."
An easy task accomplished with
off-the-shelf technology, he thought.
However, as the challenge became
more complex, Prince began to collaborate with the wide spectrum of
scholarly and creative resources at
ubc where he has taught for 24
Enter David Floren, a fourth-year
Fine Arts student and electronic
design and circuitry technician and
Ed Casas, an assistant professor of
Electrical and Computer Engineering. They were joined by composers
Music Prof. Keith Hamel and Music
lecturer Bob Pritchard.
The source of the sound sculpture is the very Canadian and very
Richard Prince (left) and David Floren
northern cbc Northern Service. An
electronic sound-to-light control
device translates the signal into
light bulbs which flicker.
Across the room, Fresnel lenses focus the light on photo-sensitive electronic components. The signals are
reconverted from light to sound—an
eerie and unpredictable music.
Head of the English Dept. Prof.
Sherill Grace has written an essay
for the collaborative catalogue on
the artistic fascination with this
natural phenomena.
"Phostheria" is the name Classics
Assoc. Prof. Harry Edinger coined
for one part of the sculpture. It's
from classical Greek and means
"light hunter" or "light trapper."
The Aurora on All Three Channels is at the Campus Gallery in Bar-
rie, Ont until March 19, its first stop
on a coast-to-coast-to-coast tour. A
ubc date has yet to be determined.
Swimmers try out for Sydney Olympics
Record-setting national champions rule in the pool
it's all come down to the wire
for 19 ubc swimmers who are currently competing in Olympic trials
in Montreal.
The competition marks the end
of a sensational season and many
are expected to earn the right to
represent Canada in Sydney this
"They have done a superb job of
preparing themselves," says head
coach Tom Johnson. "We want to
reap the benefits of all that work by
getting as many ubc swimmers on
the Olympic team as possible."
The trials have been the focus of
a season which included an historic performance at the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (ciau)
Swimming Championships at the
University of Guelph last month.
Both the men's and women's
teams dominated the three-day
meet to successfully defend their
titles, becoming the only swimming teams in ciau history to
record double championships for
three consecutive years.
For the second consecutive
year Jessica Deglau accomplished the rare feat of winning
the maximum six gold medals
(200-metre and 800-metre freestyle, 100-metre and 200-metre
fly, 4Xioo-metre medley relay and
her first in the 800-metre freestyle). She was named ciau
Women's Swimmer ofthe Year.
Mark Johnston earned five gold
medals (200-metre, 400-metre
and 1500-metre freestyle, 4x100-
metre and 4X200-metre freestyle).
He was selected Canada West
Swimmer ofthe Meet.
Johnson was presented with
the ciau Coach ofthe Year award
for both the men's and women's


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