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Array UBC Archives
Volume 33 Number 12, June 11,1987
World native meeting
More than 800 native leaders and educators from around
the world are meeting at UBC this week for a conference
entitled 'Tradition, Change and Survival".
The conference examines how traditional native values and
beliefs can be used to improve the negative view of education
often held by indigenous peoples. It is the first meeting of its
kind held anywhere in the world.
Speakers for the conference include Hopi elder and spiritual
leader Thomas Banyacya, Peruvian Indian leader Salvador
Palomino Flores, Hawaiian leader and vice-president of the
World Council of Indigenous Peoples, Hayden Burgess, and
John Kim Bell, founder of the Canadian Native Arts Foundation.
The week's events have been highlighted with the colourful
pageantry and traditions of indigenous peoples. The
conference opened with a Grand Entry of Delegates in
traditional dress, followed by a feast of traditional food and B.C.
Indian dancing. Other events include Sunrise Ceremonies led
by Thomas Banyacya, a pipe ceremony, demonstrations and
performances by native carvers, weavers, storytellers, singers,
dancers and clowns, and closing ceremonies.
The World Conference of Indigenous Peoples runs until
June 13.
Granville Island
Ten students in the School of Architecture have created an
exciting new design concept for the inner core of Granville
Island, the only part of the island yet to be developed.
Working under the direction of architecture professors Ron
Walkey and Bud Wood, the students have designed "Artisan
Realm", a working and living area for artists and craftsmen.
The assignment is part of an Urban Projects Workshop, which
is coordinated each year by the two professors.
The design study makes 12 major recommendations for the
area, including the creation of small, "nameable", courtyards
and extensive use of roof tops and ten-aces.
Members of the design team were Isabella Bourassa, Brent
Murdoch, Janet Snell, Ken Grotsky, Michel Pare, Ken Vincent,
Jan Lee, Dan Parke, Anita Molaro and Mark Pickrell.
The students received assistance for their project from
Granville Island Trust, the Granville Island administration, and
several professional architects. The team was provided with
office space on Granville Island by Tourigny, Hall and
Schizophrenia research
A UBC researcher has identified an area on a chromosome
which has the potential to provide more information about the
causes of schizophrenia
Psychiatry resident Dr. Anne Bassetfs work focuses on two
members of a family both of whom have schizophrenia and a
specific chromosomal abnormality.
"Not only has this combination not been noted before, but
the abnormality itself is new," says Bassett. "It may just be
coincidence, or it may have enormous potential."
A paper Bassett delivered on the subject at the recent
annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association "caused
a great deal of excitement at the meeting," she says. It also
generated considerable media attention both in Canada and
the United States.
Bassett completes her residency June 30 and will be going
on a two-year fellowship to Columbia University to do further
clinical research in psychiatry.
President on council
UBC President David Strangway is one of 13 members
named to the newly-created Premier's Science and Research
Council. Robert Alexander, president of Microtel Ltd. has been
appointed its chairman.
The council appointments coincide with the official transfer
of the Ministry of Economic Development's science and
technology component to the Ministry of Advanced Education
and Job Training.
Other members of the council are: Dr. John MacDonald,
chairmain of the board of MacDonald, Detweiller and
Associates; Jack Wilson, president of the high-tech company
R.S.I.; Dr. Jim McEwan, director of Biomedical Engineering at
Vancouver General Hospital; Helmut Eppich, president of Ebco
industries; Harry Gairns, head of Industrial Forest Service Ltd.;
Klaus Deering, president of Glenayre Electronics; Michael
Warren, a Vancouver lawyer serving as trustee of the Terry Fox
Medical Research Foundation and the Biomedical Research
Centre; Roy Murray, president of the B.C. Institute of
Technology; Dr. Bonnie Bukwa, a faculty member at the East
Kootenay Community College; Dr. John Hayward, physiology
professor at the University of Victoria and Dr. John Borden, a
forestry and entomology professor at Simon Fraser University.
Faculty of Dentistry to mark
quarter century at convention
by Bunny Wright
More than 800 dentists, dental assistants and dental
hygienists are expected on campus June 18-21 for a scientific
and clinical meeting that will celebrate the 25th anniversary of
the Faculty of Dentistry, in conjunction with the annual
convention of the B.C. College of Dental Surgeons.
The four-day event is called "Celebrating Excellence
through Education," and is being organized by the Quarter
Century Celebration Committee, chaired by Dr. Alan Lowe and
co-ordinated by Sharon Bangham.
Symposia, lectures and participation clinics will be offered in
a wide range of subjects, and over 100 exhibitors will display
their wares in the War Memorial Gym.
"We're oversubscribed with exhibitors," says Lowe.
"Originally 90 exhibits were planned for, but now we're up to
104. Short of suspending the exhibitors from the ceiling, there's
nowhere else to accommodate them."
Preregistration in the clinics is so heavy that several have
had to be scheduled twice. 'They are something new," says
Lowe. 'They've never been done in B.C. before, because we
nave not had a suitable clinical facility at our disposal."
The 11 clinics will offer opportunities to handle materials,
equipment and instruments and to practice techniques under
the direct supervision of expert clinicians. They're specifically
designed for general practitioners and dental auxiliaries
interested in acquiring the most up-to-date skills and
The clinic in nitrous oxide sedation, for example, will cover
such controversial areas as abuse, addictioaand long-term
effects of nitrous oxide on the dentist and hid staff, and how
these can be avoided.
Another will address problems that exist in managing
patients suffering from hepatitis-B, AIDS, venereal disease,
tuberculosis, herpes simplex and mononucleosis.
Other clinics will deaf with direct bonded veneers,
radiographic techniques, advanced technology in oral biology,
and cosmetic principles of tooth arrangement.
Several illustrious researchers will speak to the meeting,
including Dr. P. I. Branemark, the Swedish scientist who
developed a clinical reconstruction procedure using dental
implants that are directly connected to bone. Branemark,
director of the laboratory of experimental biology at the
University of Gothenburg, will speak at the symposium on
biocompatible implants.
Research problems
The current status of dental research in Canada will be
discussed at the second symposium by Dr. John B. Macdonald,
former president of UBC, whose 1955 report led to the
development of the Faculty of Dentistry and after whom the
dentistry building is named.
Macdonald says that although the quality of Canadian dental
research in several fields is very high, significant problems exist
for dental research in this country.
These include an uneven distribution of research activity; the
fact that only a small proportion of research is clinical in nature;
inadequate arrangements for training researchers; and the
"little, if any," influence wielded by dental schools on the
selection of faculty in basic science departments.
Macdonald recommends establishment of a national training
program for researchers; that funded researchers should be
guaranteed time free of other obligations; provision of $100,000
in research development funds for each dental school in
Canada; and that dental schools participate in the selection of
basic science teachers.
Symposia will also be held on biological disease indicators,
chaired by Sweden's Dr. Bo Krasse, and on imaging In research
and practice.
in addition to lectures on specialized topics such as
restorative prosthodontics, periodontal disease and oral and
maxillofacial surgery, participants can hear about the evolving
dental practice and how best to use computers in the dental
see Dentistry Page Four
UBC hosts $25-million science project
by Jerri Lee
One of the largest multidisciplinary earth science studies
ever undertaken in Canada will be hosted by UBC.
Dr. Ronald Clowes of the Department of Geophysics and
Astronomy has been named director of the $25-million
Canada-wide Lithoprobe project funded by the Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the federal
Department of Energy, Mines and Resources.
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Dr. Ronald Clowes, Geophysics and Astronomy.
'The objective," says Clowes, principal investigator of the
trial phase of the project, "is to probe by indirect means, deep
into the rigid outer layer of the earth in order to further our
understanding of this layer and the origin and distribution of
mineral deposits, the accumulation of hydrocarbons, and the
causes of such hazards as earthquakes."
Lithoprobe takes its name from this probing of the
lithosphere, the outermost 100 kilometres of the earth, the
dynamics of which control the geological development of the
crust of the earth over time.
Scientists will use seismic reflection and refraction and
electromagnetic surveys to create three-dimensional, detailed
images of the continent and offshore continental shelf at several
selected locations, called "transects", across Canada. Such
models integrated with the other geophysical, geological and
geochemtcal results from the project will permit a better
understanding of the important phenomena that led to the
formation and evolution of the Canadian landmass during its
greater than 3-bHlion-year-old history.
Talent pool
The Greater Vancouver and Victoria areas have one of the
most important concentrations of earth scientists in Canada.
Government officials said the existence of this pool of talent
argued strongly in favour of UBC's bid to host the project. The
successful trial phase was carried out on Vancouver Island
during 1984-85 under Clowes' direction.
Clowes said four locations have been selected for the five-
year study: the Kapuskasing region in northern Ontario, where
the crust of the pre-Cambrian Shield, the main building block of
North America, can be studied; the Southern Cordillera of
British Columbia where new ideas about the building of western
North America by collisions between the old continent and small
coastal fragments can be developed; the coast of
Newfoundland where processes related to the opening and
closing of ocean basins and the effect of this on near surface
geology can be studied; and the Abitibi-Grenville region of  ■
Quebec and Ontario which contains a large proportion of
Canada's mineral wealth.
He said this "truly collaborative" effort will be completely
open to participation by all interested members of the Canadian
geoscience community.
see Earth Science Page Two Iohs8 eovidoiA DSU
Killam research prizes go to 17 faculty members
by David Morton
Seventeen UBC faculty members have
been awarded Killam Research Prizes for
excellence in their fields of research.
The awards, handed out annually, mean a
$20,000-dollar prize with no stipulations on
how it is to be spent. It may be used for
equipment, research activities, travel or
retained for whatever purposes the recipient
wishes. The intent is to offer the recipient a
rare degree of flexibility.
The Killam Awards also recognize both
senior and junior researchers in the Sciences
and Social Sciences and the Arts.
Here is the list of this year's winners:
Dr. Mukesh Eswaran, Economics, is
considered to be one of the most significant
applied economic theorists of his age group in
the world today. While he has made
contributions in several areas of economics,
his most notable work has been on the
interface of industrial organization theory and
resource economics and more recently on
agrarian labour relations. Eswaran also holds
a PhD in physics.
Dr. James A. Russell, Psychology, has
achieved an international reputation as a preeminent scholar in environmental psychology
and the psychology of emotions. Among his
publications, he has advocated the idea that
emotions cannot be ordered into discrete and
mutually exclusive categories, rather they are
"fuzzy sets" organized around prototypes. In
environmental psychology, he has proposed a
conceptual model for the study of the subject
and suggested a new paradigm for organizing
the empirical literature of this diverse field. He
is considered to be one of the most important
scientific contributors in this field.
Dr. Michael Hayden, of the Faculty of
Medicine, has amassed a significant number of
publications in a relatively short career in the
field of medical genetics. His work at the
moment focusses on the investigation of
autosomal dominant disorders which result in
diseases such as Huntington's Disease and
atherosclerosis. His research employs the
techniques of recombinant DNA technology.
He also pioneered the establishment of a DNA
Bank for Huntington's Disease to ensure preclinical molecular genetic testing for patients
who have family members with the disease.
Dr. Raymond Anderson, Oceanography, is
an oceanographic chemist whose work has
shown that temperate marine organisms
contain interesting and structurally diverse
natural products. Many of the substances he
has isolated and identified in marine organisms
are of great interest to the agicultural and
pharmaceutical industries.
Prof. Grenfell Patey, Chemistry, has made
many advances in the equilibrium and
dynamical theory of liquids and solutions.
Among his most significant contributions are
the development of Linear Hyper-Netted Chain
Approximation theory. Recently, he won the
Noranda Award from the Canadian Society of
Chemistry, and the Rutherford Medal from the
Royal Society of Canada. These are among
the most prestigious awards for physical
scientists in the country.
French Department Head, Prof. Laurance
L. Bongie, is known in academic circles as a
dix-huitiemiste. or one who studies eighteenth
century France, the Age of Enlightenment. His
interests are multi-faceted, combining
philosophy, literature, the French and English
languages, history and criticism. His most
recent book, The Love of a Prince, about a
Earth Science continued from Page One
He said UBC's senior administration has
been very supportive of Lithoprobe. He has
been granted leave for at least three years to
head the project and four new offices are
being supplied by the university. Both the
Departments of Geological Sciences and
Geophysics and Astronomy have sponsored
the project
Industry representatives from mining and oil
companies are members of the major
committees and have provided valuable
'The project will have a decentralized
aspect, but as director my main function will
be to meet the scientific objectives, supply
overall scientific leadership to the transects,
encourage communication and interaction and,
of course, ensure that all of this is carried out
within the established budget," said Clowes.
Lithoprobe is an enterprising concept which
builds on Canadian expertise and addresses
the next "intellectual frontier in earth sciences,"
he says.
secret love affair of Bonnie Prince Charlie's
during his time in France (1744-1748), has
received world-wide acclaim as an historical
work and as a work of popular non-fiction.
Prof. James C. Hogg, Pathology, has
developed one of the leading pulmonary
research laboratories in the world. His work
on the pathology of respiratory diseases, such
as asthma and pulmonary edema have been
widely recognized, and his research on the
cellular immunology of lung functioft-has been
described as being "on the cutting edge."
Prof. H. Christian Fibiger, Psychiatry, is
noted for the diversity of his research in
neurobiology and behavioural neuroscience.
He has made significant anatomical
contributions on the extrapyramidal nervous
system and more recently on the
cholinergic neurons of the central nervous
system. This research has major implications
in the understanding of Alzheimer's Disease.
As well, his research on the role of dopamine-
containing neuron systems and their relation to
depression has had a major impact on the
thinking in this field.
Prof. Christopher E. Brion, Chemistry, has
achieved recognition for developing new
experimental techniques towards the
understanding of molecular electronic
structure. Using photoelectron and other
electron impact spectroscopies, Brion has
enabled new measurements of atomic and
small-molecule systems. It has provided a
new understanding of the stationary energies
of these systems and new insights into the
shapes of molecular orbitals. His experimental
achievements have had a major impact on
theoretical scientists from a variety of
disciplines around the world.
Zoology Prof. Peter W. Hochachka's
research efforts have been generally focused
in the areas of comparative biochemistry and
physiological adaptations, particularly in stress
and anoxia, or low-oxygen situations. His
major discovery has been a set of temperature
activated enzymes in fish that operate in the
range of 10 degrees Celcius. Prof.
Hochachka's recent book, Metabolic Arrest
considers the mechanisms animals use to
reduce or suspend metabolism in response to
environmental demands.
The scholarly achievements of Prof. V.J.
Modi, Mechanical Engineering, have been
singled out as being truly interdisciplinary by
his colleagues. He is a recognized authority
Study shows
for patients
by Jerri Lee
B. C.'s Health Surveillance Registry, a
world-renowned resource and the only
population-based registry in Canada, provides
researchers with a unique opportunity to ask a
whole range of biological questions, says Dr.
Patricia Baird, professor and head of the
Department of Medical Genetics at UBC.
Baird used the registry to conduct a study
of the life expectancy of children with Down
syndrome, one of the most common mental
handicaps. The Health Surveilliance Registry
records all cases of people born or living in
B.C. with a birth or genetic defect or chronic
handicapping condition.
"It is not expected that the incidence of
Down syndrome will decrease markedly, and
persons with Down syndrome will continue to
constitute a significant proportion of the
mentally handicapped population," says Baird.
"We have found life expectancy in Down
syndrome is much better than in the earlier
decades of this century, and much better than
most researchers expected or projected. This
has an impact on many family and health care
She said that accurate survival data for
Down syndrome are needed by physicians
and other health care professionals in
counselling concerned families as well as for
medical and educational programs for the
integration of affected individuals into the
British Columbia with its Health Surveillance
Registry provided an unprecedented
opportunity for a collaborative study by the
Division of Vital Statistics of the B.C. Ministry of
Health, and UBC's Department of Medical
Baird said the results of the study indicate
that life expectancy for Down syndrome
persons is "much better than generally
believed. We studied 1,341 patients identified
from more than one million consecutive live
births between 1952 and 1981."
on satellite dynamics, aerodynamics and
ocean and wind engineering. More recently,
he has made significant contributions in the
fluid dynamics of artificial heart valves. Prof.
Modi has also received attention for his extracurricular work in photography.
Dr. Vinod J. Modi
Prof. Charles Blackorby, Economics, is
recognized for his work in a number of areas
of economics. He is a world authority on
social choice theory, particularly as it relates to
welfare economics, and his work on
aggregation problems has been bolstered by
the mathematical rigour he brings to his work.
Prof. Dlmltri Conomos, School of Music, is
a musicologist whose interests extend into the
Medieval music of Byzantium and the Slavic
World, among others. His contributions on
Byzantium are said to stretch beyond musical
considerations and have altered the way
academics view the entire Byzantine culture.
In his work on Slavic music he has mastered
several Slavic languages and is considered a
leading authority on the music of the Serbs,
Bulgarians, and Russians.
Prof. R. Colebrook Harris, Geography, has
written extensively on the experiences of
European immigrant groups in the early
settlement of North America and more
generally on the role of historical geography
within the larger discipline of geography. He is
editor of Volume One of the much anticipated
Historical Atlas of Canada, out this fall.
Prof. Jean Laponce, Political Science, has
acquired a reputation of being a uniquely
versatile academic. He has written on a broad
range of topics, including the protection of
minority cultures, the nature of the left and right
in political thought and the politics of language.      *
His most recent book, Langue et Territoire. has
been called a powerful work that poses
fundamental questions for federal language
policy. His American counterparts have
referred to him as "Mr. Canadian Political
Prof. Joseph C. Smith, Law, is )
internationally respected as a leading legal and      *
social scholar. He has combined his
knowledge of law and its techniques with other
disciplines, such as social philosophy and,
more recently, artificial intelligence. His work in
psychoanalytic jurisprudence has been termed
"groundbreaking," and having a profound
effect on the development of feminist legal *
thought. He is also considered to be a leader
in legal expert systems.
Prof. Donald Calne, Medicine, is
considered one of the three foremost physician
scientists in neurology in the western world.
His special interest is in movement disorders,
in particular, Parkinson's Disease, in which he
has helped unravel how the disease is caused.       i
He has also contributed to advances in the *
pharmacotherapy of Parkinson's. More
recently he has turned his interests to the
neuro-biological disorders affecting the elderly.
life expectancy now better
with Down syndrome
She said that now physicians will have
information available to them so that when
parents of a Down syndrome baby ask what
the prognosis for their child is they will have
the answers.
Baird who stresses the importance of
research in genetics because of its impact on
choices in "real life for real people" is a
member of the National Advisory Board on
Science and Technology chaired by Prime
Minister Brian Mulroney.
Dr. Patricia Baird, head of Medical Genetics.
2     UBC REPORTS June 11,1987 Today's dentists emphasize prevention and health
by Jo Moss
If the word conjures up an image of
needles, fillings and pain, be prepared to
revise the picture. Dentists have changed in
the last few years. Now focusing on
preventive oral medicine rather than restorative
care, their role is increasingly one of health
"Restorative work is no longer all-
encompassing. Dentists now operate a more
balanced general practice with an increased
emphasis on prevention of oral disease and
orthodontics," says School of Dentistry Dean
George Beagrie.
Better dental care by dental practitioners, a
solid public education program and increased
research in dental schools has resulted in
fewer cavities among the general population.
As people live longer and retain their teeth well
into their twilight years, dentists find
themselves dealing with a wider range of
senior patients and their oral health problems,
including periodontal disease
To meet the changing needs of their
patients, the dentist's role has expanded slowly
over the last 10 years to include related areas
such as nutrition and detection of diseases
such as AIDS.
"I think that the dentist of the future will
become even more of a generalist in the area
of health promotion and act as a counsellor on
such things as nutrition and hygiene. And why
not? If a dentist can control mouth cleanliness
as a specialist in oral hygiene, ifs the next
step. I think we have to have a wider concept
of dentistry." Beagrie says.
Under Beagrie's direction, the UBC Faculty
of Dentistry has consistently kept one step
ahead of the changes. Increased emphasis on
dental research has developed improved
polymers and resins for use in dental work;
succeeded in bringing caries, the disease that
causes cavities, under control; and broken
new ground in performance logic—the plotting
of an ideal sequence of events for maximum
efficiency and performance in the management
of clinical problems.
"Dental research has contributed to our
understanding of other areas of health
science," says Beagrie. "One type of new
dental material has been used successfully in
hip replacement Current UBC research into
the adhesion mechanisms of oral bacteria has
applications in medical microbiology,
particularly in diseases of the respiratory and
gastro-intestinal tracts."
Dean George Beagrie, Faculty of Dentistry.
Beagrie says upgrading is critical In
keeping practising dentists up to 1987
standards. Currently continuing education
operates on a points system under the
jurisdiction of the College of TJental Surgeons
of B.C. Dentists have to earn a certain number
of points by attending workshops and
seminars. Beagrie says upgrading will have to
become more specific in the future and tied
more closely to universities.
"The re-training of professionals in practice
is fundamental to the future, of the profession.
This will be a new role for dental schools to
Beagrie is taking part in a national review of
the profession in Canada, a review that will try
to define its role. One of the concerns of the
committee, sponsored by the Canadian Dental
Association and made up of university deans
and others, is the possibility that Canada may
be producing an excess of manpower.
The committee's mandate is to set goafs of
oral health for Canadians, examine
competence assurance, educational
standards, and licensing and determine the
mix of oral health manpower required to meet
the goals.
"One of the challenges of the university is
to determine its place in society and meet
society's needs," Beagrie says. The public
perception of dentistry is changing, but the
profession has to change first Much of the
profession thinks that the new information
coming out of the universities which is not
technical is therefore not involved with
"You have to remember that dentistry as a
discipline is fairly new in universities. Initially,
the dental teacher was a clinician rather than a
researcher.  In my opinion, dentistry satisfies a
need for Individualism and among dentists
there's a degree of professional isolation. In
the university there is a need for dental
undergraduates to be given a wider education
in the health sciences."
UBC's dental program does more than
encourage professional collaboration in
information sharing and research. The
school's national and international ties have
increased dramatically in the last few years.
At the 25th anniversary ceremony this month,
the school will sign an agreement of affiliation
with Nippon University in Nfigata, Japan as
part of an international union of dental schools.
A number of exchange programs for
undergraduate students is available under this
union in places like Ann Arbor, Michigan;
Berne, Paris, Jerusalem, and Beijing.
As a Centre of Excellence for the World
Health Organization the UBC school has links
with other centres in countries such as
Thailand and Syria. Beagrie, who has been
dean for nine years, was president of the
International Association for Dental Research
and is currently chairman of the committee of
Dental Education and Practice of the
International Dental Federation.
The international focus of the school is a
personal crusade of mine,''Beagrie says. "I
believe if s vital to the school's development''
UBC's dental clinic
serves the community
f The waiting area of UBC's dental clinic is
"*      bustling with activity as a fresh busload of
school children enter for their weekly visit. The
scene is typical for the clinic, which has been
providing dental services to the community
since the faculty opened its doors in 1962.
During the school year, 120 supervised
dental students treat more than 7,600 patients
l      for all kinds of dental problems, including
*     crown and bridge work, gum disease,
orthodontics and oral surgery. The services
are offered at approximately one third of the
usual dental fee.
Dr. David Donaldson, who has directed the
clinics for the past five years, says the type of
treatment required by the public has changed
>      over the years because of an increased
*»    awareness of preventive dentistry.
"People are taking very good care of their
teeth these days, and as a result we aren't
doing as many fillings and extractions as we
used to, or fitting as many people for
Donaldson says many individuals come to   V
r     the clinic because of the thorough treatment
*•    offered. "Since the clinics serve as a teaching
facility, each stage of a patient's treatment is
checked several times by the supervising
During the academic year, the clinic's
patients are largely senior citizens and
university students. But come summer, ifs
l     children who fill the chairs.
* In May and June, UBC receives a $90,000
grant from the provincial government to
provide treatment for school children with
limited or no access to dental services. More
than 1,200 children from ail parts of the Lower
Mainland are bussed in for regular visits with
dental services being offered free of charge.
Bringing the youngsters to UBC is organized
and supervised by dental staff in municipal
health departments and provincial health units.
Dr. Jack Hann, who supervises the
program, estimates the value of services
provided when related to the fee schedule of
the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C.
approximates $250,000 during the six-week
duration of the program.
The summer clinics were started 15 years
ago by Dr. Douglas Yeo, chairman of the
division of preventative and community
In addition to the undergraduate clinics,
faculty members and graduate students offer
dental services to residents at the Extended
Care Unit of the Health Sciences Centre
Dental students also offer their services to
the community through an independent health,
care unit in East Vancouver called REACH
(Research, Education, and Action for
Community Health). Two nights a week, they
provide free clinics for low-income residents.
This initiative is organized and operated by
the students themselves," says Dr. Lance
Rucker. "About 30 students are involved
during the year, with at least six students
attending each clinic."
Six-year-old Taylor Read of
Coquitlam is at the dental clinic for
his first checkup with fourth-year
student Barbara Hori.  The UBC
clinic has provided service to the
community since the faculty opened
its doors in 1962.  During the school
year 7j600 patients are treated.
UBC REPORTS June 11,1987     3 Humble beginnings for dentists
who practised in a trailer
Dr. John Bar foot Macdonald for
whom the dentistry building was named
was photographed at the opening
Dentistry continued from Page One
Dr. Jack E. Taunton, co-director of sports
medicine at UBC, will urge dentists to change
their lifestyle. He points out that coronary
artery disease is the major cause of death and
ill health for the middle-aged dentist, and he'll
recommend reducing stress, controlling
hypertension, quitting smoking, taking up
regular aerobic exercise, losing weight, and
improving nutrition.
Social program
A full social program has been planned,
beginning with a champagne and strawberries
reception in the Student Union Building
ballroom Thursday evening. Music will be
provided by members of the Vancouver
Symphony Orchestra, and the 25th anniversary
celebrations will be launched by past president
Macdonald and President David Strangway;
Dr. S. Wah Leung, the Faculty of Dentistry's
first dean, and current dean Dr. George
Beagrie; and Dr. S. Vanry, president of the
College of Dental Surgeons of B.C.
The UBC dental alumni will attend a
reunion dinner Friday in the Faculty Club
ballroom at which Macdonald will be
presented with this year's Honorary Alumnus
Award. And a salmon barbecue will take place
Saturday evening in the Graduate Student
Satellite meetings will be held during the
four days by the College of Dental Surgeons of
B.C., the Academy of General Dentistry (B.C.
Chapter), the international College of Dentists,
elected delegates and Deans of the Canadian
Dental Faculties, and the Certified Dental
Assistants' Society of B.C.
Chairmen of the Quarter Century
Celebration Committee's various subcommittees are John Diggens (exhibits), Ted
Ramage (finance), Marcia Boyd (local
arrangements), Bob Clarke and Virginia
Diewert (program), and Ernst Schmidt
(publicity and publications).
by Bunny Wright
UBC's first dental students practiced their
craft in a clinic that had once seen life as a
commercial trailer.
The reception area was housed in what
used to be the driver's seat, the X-ray unit was
crammed into the back of the vehicle, and in
between, in the main body of the trailer, six
dental cubicles were squeezed.
When they weren't working in the trailer,
the six students who made up the first dentistry
class attended lectures in a hut situated in an
orchard that was later to become the site of the
Faculties of Forestry and Agricultural Sciences.
It took 13 years to get that far.
The first glimmerings of hope for the
existence of dentistry at UBC occurred in 1951,
when Dr. Norman Mackenzie, president of the
university, appointed a committee led by Dr.
Laurence E. Ranta. The committee reported a
year later and recommended that a dental
school should be established, but not until the
Faculty of Medicine had been in operation for
at least two years.
The committee was reactivated in 1953 with
Dr. James M. Mather as chairman and his
group also said, a year later, that there ought
to be a dental school at UBC.
In 1955-56, the provincial government
provided funds to hire a consultant. This
turned out to be Dr. John Barfoot Macdonald,
then director of dental research at the
University of Toronto. He produced a report
consisting of 86 pages of text and 45 tables
stating that there was a crucial need for a
seventh dental school in Canada.
Nothing was done, however, to implement
his recommendations.
In 1961, Macdonald was asked to update
the report.
The following year finally saw the
establishment of a Faculty of Dentistry at UBC,
with Dr. S. Wah Leung as dean. At the same
time, the government announced the
appointment of Macdonald as president of the
Leung, born in China, attended UBC and
graduated in dentistry from McGill University.
He got his Ph.D. from the University of
Rochester and had an enviable teaching and
research record at the Universities of
Pittsburgh and California before returning to
His first office was in the Wesbrook
building, in a room loaned to him by the
Department of Preventive Medicine. Later he
was housed, along with the dean of medicine,
in a small cottage located where the
Instructional Resources Centre is now.
He hired as the first dentistry faculty Dr. G.
J. Parfitt, Dr. L Kraintz, Dr. R. H. Roydhouse,
Dr. D. Middaugh, Dr. J. D. Spouge, Dr. D. J.
Yeo and Dr. H. K. Brown.
The first class registered on Sept. 8,1964,
and construction of the dentistry building
began the following year. It was completed in
1967, at a cost of $6 million. The opening took
place on March 22,1968, when the building
was officially named in honor of Dr. John
Barfoot Macdonald.
Dental hygiene
On May 31,1968, the members of the first
class in dentistry to graduate from UBC
received their D.M.D. degrees, and Richard
Suen was presented with the first Gold Medal
of the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C.
The program of dental hygiene, meanwhile,
had gotten under way the previous year, with
Margaret Robinson as supervisor. The first
class of 20 registered in September 1968 and
graduated in 1970, with Dianne McBeth
winning the first College of Dental Surgeons'
Gold Medal in Dental Hygiene.
The dental hygiene program was moved in
1986 to the Vancouver Vocational Institute.
Other milestones in the history of the faculty
March 6-7,1970: First Open House
attracts more than 5,000 people.
March 1970: Dental hygiene students
place in the top five per cent of all North
American dental hygiene programs, in
American National Board examination results.
(This feat was repeated every year.)
May 15,1974: First annual summer dental
clinic begins. Financed by a grant from the
ministry of health, it has operated every year
since. The clinic employs senior students to
provide free dental care to needy Lower
Mainland children.
July 1,1978: Dr. George Beagrie
appointed dean.
December 1980: First resident accepted
into new general practice residency program.
January 1981: Expanded and renovated
dental clinic opened in the extended care unit
of the Health Sciences Centre Hospital.
February 1987: New computer facilities for
patient records, selection and treatment come
onstream. (Funding assistance was received
from the Vancouver Foundation and the Dental
Alumni Association.)
Influence far and wide
of dental training system
by Bunny Wright
The influence of the Faculty of Dentistry
extends as far as Thailand and Syria, where a
system developed at UBC five years ago is
being used to train health care workers.
The system at UBC uses dummies on
which dental students learn skills formerly
taught as bench work, with teeth set in plaster
of Paris.
The dummy is part of a "simulator teaching
unit" developed on campus through a grant
from the Woodward Foundation. It consists of
a specialty-designed stool, instrument tray, air
suction, dental drill, and an overhead light
The stool places the student In exactly the
correct position in relation to the patient,
enabling him to master the critically important
distance relationship between the eye of the
dentist and the mouth of the patient
In Thailand, the stools and the horizontal
bed-type dental chairs on which patients
recline are made of bamboo.
"Since they are made locally," says Dr.
George Beagrie, Dean of the Faculty of
Dentistry, "the project has contributed to the
villagers' economic well-being as much as to
their oral health."
The World Health Organization project
trains local people to give advice on oral
health, to scale teeth and to enter in an "oral
passport" the results of a dental examination.
Passports are then sent to district health
stations, analyzed by computer and returned
to the villages with instructions for treatment.
Oral health care is being provided to these
people for the first time in their own
communities, says Beagrie.
Three kinds of workers are trained to
deliver the care, according to a WHO
description of the project entitled "Oral Health:
A Quiet Revolution."
The "examiners" are health workers
stationed in the centres, or nurses working in
community hospitals. They receive two weeks
of classroom instruction before going into the
The "oral health educators" are selected
from among teachers and volunteer health
care personnel. The health care personnel are
given a one-day training session on how to
introduce the oral health project to the
community. Teachers work on a school
There was so much interest in "scalers'"
jobs that candidates were selected on the
basis of a written examination. They had to be
local people, secondary school graduates and
between18 and 22 years of age. Scalers
receive a two-week course followed by a four-
day refresher, and learn the techniques of
scaling, how to provide pain relief by nonsurgical methods, and criteria for referring
patients to the district hospital.
Dr. Alan Lowe
4     UBC REPORTS Jam tn 1967
First dean of dentistry Dr. S. Wah
Leung pictured at the opening
ceremonies for the Macdonald
B.C. students
rate tops in
Thirty-five of the top 100 math students in
Canada live in B.C., according to the results of
the 1987 Euclid Mathematics Contest for
Grade 12. 'This is a truly outstanding
achievement," says Dr. George Bluman of
UBC's mathematics department
The Euclid contest is part of the Canadian
Mathematics Competition administered by the
University of Waterloo.
. The papers of B.C. students were marked
here by a team of 25 teachers, including nine
members of the mathematics faculty.
The curriculum-based contest is designed
to challenge university-bound students and to        v
identify those with outstanding talent The >->
results are taken into account when
scholarships are awarded.
Twenty-two of the 50 schools on the
Canadian Honor Roll are from B.C. Of the
rest, 18 are from Ontario, four from Alberta,
two from Saskatchewan and one each is from
Manitoba, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New
Because B.C. students have consistently
done well in the Euclid Contest more and
more high schools are encouraging math
students to work on harder and harder
problems, says Bluman.
"I think that they are paying a lot more
attention to (the contest) and are spending a *
lot more time working on preparing students to     A*
compete," he says.
The percentage of B.C. students on the
Canadian Honor Roll has moved from 14 per
cent in 1980 to 35 per cent this year. In 1980,
only 18 per cent of B.C. schools were on the
' Canadian School Honor Roll. This year, 44
per cent of them made it
Bluman said that with the aid of a
Challenge grant he and UBC math student
Douglas Maskall have prepared a problems
book which high schools can purchase. "Ifs
for use in preparation for the Euclid contest
and for first year calculus," he says.
A total of 1,921 B.C. students from 121
schools participated in this year's contest g
There were 8,700 entries across Canada. <,
The top B.C. schools are St George's,
Vancouver, which stands in second place,
nationally and Sir Winston Churchill,
Vancouver, fourth place in Canada.
The highest ranking B.C. students are Greg
Wellman, Churchill secondary school; Richard
Kiss, Vernon; Karl Berggren, and David ^
McKinnon, St George's. >., Hidden behind the protective glasses and the rubber dam is the patient.  Hidden behind
the mask and the gloves is the dentist. Doing your work in someone else's mouth is
both difficult and. stressful.  Satisfaction comes from helping people.
Dentist's greatest reward
making people feel better
by David Morton
"Often, the first thing a new patient says to
me is, 'Nothing personal, but I hate dentists.'"
Dr. Harold Woiverton chuckles to himself as
if recalling a private joke. He's practised
dentistry in Vancouver for 35 years.
"My response to them is, You dont hate
demists at all. You just hate what dentists do
to you, or what you expect they're going to do
to you."'
What do you think of when you think of a
dentist? A man in a white tunic with a
screaming drill in one hand and ahypodermic
needle in the other? "Open wide," he says, as
he focuses a blinding light into your eyes.
The image strikes terror in the hearts of many.
But according to three Vancouver dentists,
that image is a stereotype, and if such dentists
ever existed, they're not around today.
"Older generations acquired a bad image
of dentists because decay was so prevalent a
few years ago," says Dr. Mike Oltean, who has
been practising in Vancouver since he
graduated from UBC's Faculty of Dentistry in
'The vast majority of the kids I see these
days dont have any cavities, so I rarely do any
drilling or filling work, any more. The most I do
with these kids is a little cleaning, maybe, an X-
ray, then I send them out to the front tor their
little prize."
Oltean says the public image of the  ,
profession has changed for the better in the
past 20 years because of improvements in
dental techniques and equipment There has
also been an increase in public awareness of
proper dental care, diet and heafthy living, he
"If you make a visit to the dentist fun for the
patient, then ifs easier on the dentist as well.
It only makes sense."
Oltean gives his patients sunglasses to
shield against the lights and stereo
headphones with classical music to help them
relax And, if he feels ifs necessary, there's a
ready supply of nitrous oxide^ a mild
anaesthetic otherwise known as "laughing
gas," to help calm a jumpy patient
Dr. David Thorburn, who graduated from
UBC dentistry in 1981, agrees with Oltean's
"In dentistry, your patients are always
awake, they're always uncomfortable, and
you're doing your work in someone else's
mouth. The whole thing is to make the patient
feel better, and sometimes, when you do a
good job of it that can be the greatest
Personal Crisis
According to Oltean, dentistry can be
immensely satisfying simply because it helps
people. Many regard teeth as an important
aesthetic component of their overall
appearance, so if they have an accident that
causes major damage to them, it becomes a
personal crisis.
"When I go in there and fix'em up, and
that person is able to go to their prom or their
graduation without feeling bad about their
teeth, that's a great feeling. To me thaf s worth
almost as much as the money."
Oltean works in a large office on West
Broadway that he shares wfth three other
dentists. He has two hygienfsts who work with
patients prior to seeing him. This allows him to
concentrate on more specialized work, while
maintaining a regular flow of patients. He sees
about 10 per day.
He also enjoys the flexibility that comes with
"being; your own boss." He says with a
see Reward Page Seven
Dental research aims at
periodontal disease
by David Morton
If you think researchers in UBC's Faculty of
Dentistry are mostly concerned wfth tooth
decay, think again.
Tooth decay, or caries as we call it in
dentistry, is no longer a major issue," says
dentistry research coordinator, Dr. Joseph
Tonzetich. "The decrease of caries in the
western industrialized nations is one of the
great success stories of modem dentistry."
Tonzetich says there are.more teeth lost to
periodontal disease today, than tooth decay,
and he, along with Drs. Don Brunette, Doug
Waterffeld and Barry McBride are studying the
nature of the disease.
Periodontal disease involves the
destruction of the periodontal ligament, the
fibrous connective tissue that anchors the
tooth to the jawbone. It is caused by bacterial
plaque building up in the small crevice
between the gum and tooth. If the plaque is
not removed, the crevice widens and extends
down towards the root of the tooth. This
exposes the periodontal ligament to bacteria
and causes bone loss. Ultimately, the tooth
will loosen, the jawbone will begin to
deteriorate and the tooth will be lost.
Tonzetich says periodontal diseases can be
successfully treated, but there is still some
difficulty in diagnosing whether they are in a
resting or active state. This is the focus of Dr.
Tonzetich's research.
One answer, he says, lies in the chemistry
of protein, especially collagen, a fibrous protein
that makes up the major protein content of the
bone, gum and periodontal ligament There
are two byproducts in the breakdown of
protein: hydrogen sulfide and methyl
mercaptan, both of which increase in
periodontal disease and result in bad breath, a
clue that the disease is present
Using cell cultures, Tonzetich has found
that not only are these substances indicators of
the disease, they also aggravate the disease.
Tonzetich's colleague, Dr. Doug Waterffeld,
an immunologist is investigating the
immunological aspects of periodontal disease.
Research in trie faculty appears to be far-
reaching. Dr. Alan Lowe is interested in the
relationship of tongue position to tooth position
and is currently looking at the relation of sleep
apnea to tongue position. Sleep apnea is a
condition that results in the cessation of
breathing for brief periods during sleep. Drs.
Ravi Shah and Virginia Diewart are studying
cleft palate and facial development and Dr.
Alan Hannam is interested in facial
musculature and occlusion.
Other researchers in Dentistry are zeroing
in on a revolutionary technique involving the
implantation of dentures. They also believe
their discovery will have applications in other
medical areas.
The technique they have improved upon
involves the implantation of titanium studs into
the jaw bone. An artificial denture Is then
attached to the stud. The result is an artificial
tooth that recipients say is almost exactly like a
real tooth.
The Branemark Technique, named after the
Swedish dentist who developed it and who is
expected to participate at the Quarter Century
meeting, is said to be about 90 per cent
successful. It is an answer to a dental problem
that researchers have been trying to solve for
If the titanium studs are not properly
installed, the gums of the patient will reject the
denture structure. But Drs. Don Brunette, Tim
Gould and PhD student Dr. Babak Chehroudi
believe they've found the answer to this
The researchers have developed a special
surface etched electronically with microscopic
grooves, and coated with titanium. Using cell
culture, they have found that new cells adhere
to and are guided by the grooves and this
guidance may prevent rejection.
If human trials are successful, the UBC
discovery will not only be the perfecting touch
to the Branemark technique of denture
implantation, it will have far-reaching
consequences in other medical areas. Any
procedure requiring materials that penetrate
the skin surface will benefit from this
Possible applications include kidney
dialysis, catheters, artificial limbs and
transcutaneous electrical leads.
Dr. Joseph Tonzetich, professor of oral
biology in the School of Dentistry
heads the research program.
A dentist's fantasy land
by Jo Moss
Ifs unlikely that Metrotown shoppers
would expect to find the second-largest
fish tank in the province in the middle of a
shopping mal. They are usuafly even
more surprised to find if a part of a
dentisfs office.
"People cant believe ft," says co-
owner and dentist Miohael Kirsch. "I love
to hear their comments."
When Kirsch arrived in Vancouver
from Toronto six months ago, he was
faced with the problem of finding a way to
attract patients to his new practice, since
dentists are prohibited from advertising
their services. Kirsch and colleague John
Newman came up with Ocean Dental—a
dentisfs fantasy land which may prove to
be the wave of the future,
"We decided to open up in a high
profile area with a lot of retail traffic, and
offer something different to our patients.
We wanted to attract those people, who
for one reason or another, dont ordinarily
go to the dentist" Kirsch says.
The 480-gaHon tank with its coral
landscape and saltwater fish species
stops shoppers in their tracks. It also puts
patients at their ease. "People find
watching the fish very calming and
relaxing. It helps eliminate anxiety," Kirsch
In keeping with the ocean theme, the
office is decorated in pink and turquoise
pastels, and a seven-foot high toothbrush
and giant molar grace the waiting room.
Then there's the life-size pink flamingos.
In the dentfsfschaJr the patient can
put on stereo headphones and watch
music videos on the television monitors
suspended from the ceiling.
"Ifs fun, it makes it a more exciting
place to work in, and the patients feel
rrore comfortable,''Kirsch says. Even the
telephone numbers of his two offices were
selected with a view to humour. Dialing
43-BRUSH connects the patient with the
Metrotown office; 688-GUMS is the
number of the Sinclair Centre location.
One member of this year's graduating
class at UBC wHI be joining the four dental
practitioners at Ocean Dental. He wont
have any difficulty finding his new office in
the multi-level man—the usual crowd will
be gathered outside the fish tank.
UBC RCPORTS June 11,1987    5 PEOPLE
Physical Plant electrician participant in study group
Physical Plant electrician George
McLaughlin is the first person from UBC to
take part in the Second Governor General's
Canadian Study Conference. He is one of 23
people from B.C. who have been selected to
participate in the conference with the purpose
of improving the quality of decision-making in
Canadian society.
The 225 Canadians involved in the
conference will take their leadership skills and
individual expertise in business, unions and
other sectors such as community
McLaughlin is currently in the Northwest
Territories visiting nine different centres,
including one at Chesterfield Inlet accessible
only by a five-hour skidoo ride. As general
vice-president of CUPE local 116, his
background is in union business, but his
participation in the conference is not as a
union representative. "All participants leave
their hats at home," McLaughlin says.
Dr. Peter Oberlander, professor of regional
planning and director of the Centre for Human
Settlements, will be leading a Canadian
delegation to Paris this week to present
Canada's views on the role of land and its
impact on housing and community
The United Nations Economic Commission
for Europe is convening a seminar on land and
its developmental consequences June 15 to
A hole-in-one. Ifs what every golfer
dreams about. Dean of Agricultural Sciences
James Richards is smiling because his dream
came true. Richards' first swing with a 6-iron
at the 12th hole of the University Golf Course
during the 31 st Annual Faculty and Staff Golf
Tournament put the ball in the cup.
Organizers say he's the first person in the
tournaments history to achieve the fabled feat
Richards says he thought at first he had
overshot the green, but when he realized the
ball had gone in "I gave a little hop and a grin
of excitemenf'. Although he says he plays just
four to five times a year, Richards has missed
only one of the last 22 golf tournaments.
Chemistry professor Dr. Michael Gerry's
teaching abilities have won him the Union
Carbide Award for Chemical Education. The
Chemical Institute of Canada makes the
annual award to a person who has made an
outstanding contribution to education in
Canada at any level in the field of chemistry or
chemical engineering.
Gerry was lauded by the CIC for breaking
through the "veil' that separates students from
a professor by the clarity of his instruction, his
enthusiasm, and by making the learning
process challenging but achievable.
Psychology graduate student Jean Kozak
has won the Gerontology Association of B.C.
prize. This is the second year the association
has made the $100 award. Candidates must
be a graduate student whose studies include
an emphasis on aging.
Kozak has been studying the attitudes
people have towards the elderly for several
years. His current work involves people who
stereotype the elderly and is an attempt to find
out what characteristics those people have in
He is also involved in research on the
sensory changes of the visual system in older
people and has done community work in his
Dr. Charles Laszlo, head of UBC's Clinical
Engineering Program, has been appointed
chairman of a provincial Board of Hearing Aid
Dealers and Consultants. The B.C. board is
unique in Canada. It controls the practice of
hearing aid dispensing, protects the consumer
against exploitation and ensures a high quality
of competence on the part of people who
dispense hearing aids. The board has proved
instrumental in raising consumer awareness
regarding hearing problems through various
Laszlo is founding president of the
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association and, as
a professor in electrical engineering, has
developed specialized devices to help the
hearing impaired.
Dr. Michael Blades is earning an
international reputation in spectroscopy and
this year has been recognized by the Chemical
Society of Canada for his research.
The society awards the WAE. McBryde
Medal annually to a young scientist working in
Canada in recognition of a significant
achievement in pure or applied analytical
Blades received the award for his current
research is plasma spectroscopy, laser excited
luminescence, and ion-storage mass
spectrometry. According to the CIC his work
"has contributed significantly in giving
analytical chemistry a strong presence on the
West Coast of Canada".
Associate Executive Director of the of the
UBC Alumni Association, Pat Pinder, has been
appointed Major Gifts Officer by the
Development Office. Pinder will continue her
directorship duties and oversee gift clubs such
as the Wesbrook Society. She will facilitate
solicitations to major individual donors.
American, Canadian astronomers
gather here for joint meeting
the equator and the relatively unpolluted
Astronomers will be gathering for a major
scientific meeting for the first time since the
discovery of Supernova Shelton 1987A. Robert
F. Garrison, director of the University of
Toronto's Southern Observatory will present an
update on the Supernova.
A number of internationally known scientists
will speak on such topics as Education in
Astronomy, Funding for Women, Star
Formation, and a working group on
Astronomical Software will be held.
Dr. Harvey Richer, Geophysics and
Astronomy, is chairman of the local organizing
committee. The joint meeting ends June 18
but the Canadian Astronomical Society will
continue to meet June 19 when a national
forum on the Future of Canadian Astronomy
will be held.
About 800 scientists from across North
America and Europe will be on campus June
14 to 18 to attend the first joint meeting of the
American Astronomical Society and the
Canadian Astronomical Society being held at
the Instructional Resource Centre.
The Hogg Public Lecture, June 16 at 8 p.m.
in IRC 2, will be the one event open to the
public. On this occasion, Dr. Rene Racine of
the University of Montreal will speak on the
topic Small is Beautiful: The Quest for High-
Resolution Imaging in Astronomy. Racine was
until recently director of the
Canada/France/Hawaii telescope located on
the Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii. A proposal
for a high-resolution telescope at this location
is central to the future of Canada's research
and instrumentation in astronomy. The
telescope is located on Mauna Kea because of
its elevation above the clouds, its location near
Education professor Dr. Thelma Sharp
Cook was one of nine women honoured
recently at the YWCA sponsored Women of
Distinction awards. Selected from 66
nominees, the nine were selected for their
contributions to B.C. in one of seven
Cook was recognized for her many
achievements in area of management and the
professions. She is a founding member of the
Crisis Intervention Centre and Suicide
Prevention Centre, acts as volunteer chairman
of the B.C. Health Association, and is currently
one of two provincial members on the board of
directors of the Canadian Health Association.
She has also contributed extensively to the
Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation, St Paul's
Hospital, the Vancouver Museums and
Planetarium Association.
Three UBC faculty members are among 19
chemists, chemical engineers and educators
who are newly elected fellows to The Chemical
Institute of Canada.
Df. Richard Kerekes, director of the Pulp
and Paper Centre, Dr. Samuel Levine,
honorary professor of chemical engineering,
and Dr. Raymond Andersen, associate
professor in Oceanography and Chemistry,
were presented with certificates at the CIC
Annual General Meeting in Ste Foy, Quebec.
Approximately 17 per cent of the 9,000 CIC
members are fellows, a rank which recognizes
people who have made a sustained and major
contribution to chemistry or chemical
Psychiatry professor Dr. Christian Fibiger
has been recognized by the Canadian College
of Neuropsychopharmacology for his
outstanding research achievements.  At the
tenth annual meeting of the college last month,
Fibiger received the Sixth Heinz Lehman
The college described the most
characteristic feature of Rbiger's work as being
its breadth of scope. "He is almost unique in
being able to exhibit equal facility in
neuroanatomy, neurochemistry and
psychopharmacology—not just in
understanding concepts from these diverse
areas, but in actually innovating and working
with the methods in each of them. He could
have made a highly successful career in any of
these fields..."said a college release.
Fibiger is currently acting head of the
Department of Psychiatry.
Head of Anatomy Charles Slonecker was
one of two Canadians to receive the gold
centennial medal at the 100th. meeting of the
American Association of Anatomists.
In all 12 recipients were recognized for
contributions in the areas of public service and
promotion of the field of anatomy, as well as
for research. Slonecker was recognized for his
service to the organization; he has been
involved in association administration for five
The professional association has 3,000
members, most from Canada and the United
The Canadian Society for Chemistry has
selected chemistry professor Dr. Ross Stewart
for the 1987 Syntex Award in physical organic
chemistry. Presented annually to a scientist
who has made a distinguished contribution in
the field, the award recognizes Stewarts
research in aspects of hydrogen transfer in
organic chemistry.
Your health, their business
Members of the University Health and Safety Committee ate shown following a recent
meeting.  Starting with the back row and moving forward (left td right) are: D. Napier,
R. Service, M. Lang, A. McKee, D. Bell, G. Bates, G. Slowan, J. McAdam, S. Affeck, M.
Flores, K. Shaw, R. Black, E. Lebitshrug and E. de Bruijn.
6     UBC REPORTS June 11,1987 Engineering Physics
Students tackle real problems in lab
by Jerri Lee
Students in the Design Laboratory of UBC's
Engineering Physics program look to industry
to supply them with real research problems.
"The students were interested in some
more timely project which would connect them
with real questions from local interests or
research labs," says Dr. Boye Ahlbom, a
professor of engineering physics and instructor
in charge of the Design Laboratory in the
Physics Department.
Ahlbom said the program, which has been
going for 10 years at UBC, developed when
students wanted to test themselves with real   "'
problems in research and design rather than
with academic textbook illustration
experiments. They looked to local industry
and research groups in engineering and
physics for problems and and found them so
interesting that they spent more than the
required amount of time on them.
"They get involved, are self-motivated and
they want to prove they can do something.
Often the problems cut across disciplines and
the students then look for and find valuable
help from members of other engineering
departments," said Ahlbom.
Some of the project results lead to research
publications, others to patents, and a number
of students continue their project as a master's
thesis topic or receive job offers from
associated companies.
"For each student the project lab is a
personal challenge," said Ahlbom. He cites
one of the early projects in the Design Lab
program as a demonstration of the value of
having students work in areas which have not
yet been developed commercially. One of the
students, a docent atthe MacMillian
Planetarium, noticed that it took a very long
time to arrange slides for the planetarium's
presentation. A proposal for a microcomputer
controlled projection system was developed in
the design lab, and was eventually built at a
cost of $360,000 by a newly incorporated
company, Planitech.
"With this computer controlled system, slide
shows for the planetarium's 220 projectors can
now be arranged within less than an hour, a
task that had taken two days with the old
Ahlbom said a network of contacts has built
up between industry and the university based
on former students and former project
supervisors. Since the program began, a wide
variety of projects have been tackled by
students—everything from data reduction of
ancient ruins to measuring the sucking
strength of infants.
The program at UBC is comparable to a
similar program at Stanford University, and
"the level of sophistication of our projects is as
good as any in North America," says Ahlbom,
"but it is also known to be a tough program
and yet some students come into engineering
physics for the design lab."
The Engineering Physics Design Lab has its
base in the Physics Department, trom wnere
several spinoff companies have evolved from
the Design Laboratory including M6D Energy
Ltd. which produces a safe high performance
cost-effective rechargable lithium battery
which is longer lasting than any others; Vortek
Industries specializes in the manufacture and
development of the world's most powerful arc
lamps and TIR Systems which produces Light
Pipes for commercial lighting.
In Memoriam
Margaret Roberts MacKenzie
Margaret Mackenzie, wife of the late
president emeritus, Dr. Norman McKenzie,
passed away in April. Bom in 1903 she
roosTOtftFBnftVftom tfie University ofToronto
and an M.A. from Smith College. Her
contributions to UBC after her arrival with her
husband In 1944 were numerous and
For the first 18 years, while Dr. MacKenzie
steered the university, Mrs. Mackenzie played
an active role from the modest president's
residence which was a converted army hut
Her door was always open to the university
community and she was a gracious hostess.
She accepted an honorary position in the
Faculty Women's Club and for 43 years was an
active and valued member. A lover of the arts
and nature, she was also an avid hiker,
mountain climber and skier. When she
suffered a stroke a few years ago, she
displayed remarkable tenacity in overcoming
the effects.
In 1984 the FWC established and endowed
a scholarship in her name. Donations in her
memory to the scholarship fund would be
appreciated by her friends and family.
She is survived by two daughters and a
son, eight grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren.
Dean Emeritus   Sperrin Chant
Dean Emeritus Sperrin Chant, who was
appointed UBC's dean of arts and sciences in
,    1948 and retired in 1962, died Sunday, May 10
at the age of 90.
Friends and relatives gathered at the
Faculty Club May 23 at a reception in honour
of Warmemory.
Dean Chant was best known publicly for
his work on the Royal Commission on
EdCcatJdri from 1958 to im. His"
recommendations resulted in the
transformation of elementary and secondary
education in B.C:, bringing about a longer
school year, more exams and essays, better
teacher training, and greater emphasis on
basic subjects. The primary aim of education,
he said, ought to be "promoting the intellectual
development of the pupils."
His report also included recommendations
that led to the establishment of the B.C.
Institute ofTechnology.
"This province and the University of B.C.
owe him a debt we can never repay," said
former UBC president Doug Kenny, who
added that Dean Chant "really built all the
major departments within the university'' before
it had an established reputation, and when
it had an enrolment of only 4,000 students.
At the same time, said Leslie Peterson, a
former education minister who will become
Chancellor this fall, B.C.'s education system
was experiencing the greatest period of
expansion in its history. "Dean Chant played a
prominent role in that" he saJo), "with his
advice to the government"
Dean Chant whose discipline was
psychology, was awarded the Order of the
British Empire for his work during the Second
World War designing aptitude tests for Royal
Canadian Air Force pilots.
He is survived by Nellie, his wife of 83
years, and their three sons.
Not getting older, getting stronger
Is it possible for older women to increase
their strength through weight training? UBC
graduate student Eleanor Haydock thought so,
and taking 50 volunteers ranging from 55 to 76
years old she put a group of them on a light
training program to measure the before and
after results.
"The subjects trained at home with handheld weights—all of them did the exercise
conscientiously at least three times a day," Ms.
Haydock says. "We found that they could
indeed increase their strength, which is the
amount of weight lifted, but their power—the
rate of doing the exercise—did not change."
One of the early difficulties with the project
was measuring the power of each vplunteer.
"If s not easy to define. Power is an aspect
of strength, but what do we really mean when
we say someone is strong?"
The problem led her to enlist the help of
UBC's Engineering department, and physical
education professor Dr. Stanley Brown, to
design and build a dynamometer, a novel
machine which measures power precisely.
"There's a real lack of physical activities
available for people in their 50's and older.
That's what got me interested in this kind of
research," Ms. Haydock said. "There's also
not enough studies being done in the area of
gerontology and physical education,
particularly since that portion of the population
is steadily increasing."
Ms. Haydock has more than an academic
interest in her work. A retired librarian, she is
in her late 60's.
Dr. Boye Ahlbom works with students in the Engineering PhyslcS Iffi. Third-year
students left to right are: Ward Bush, Malcolm Smith and Geoff Worley.
Summer hours
on campus
Although summer doesn't officially arrive
until June 21, many university services are
already operating on summer schedules, and
in some cases, reduced hours are currently in
With the beginning of summer session July
6, many Food Services outlets will increase
their hours of operation. The Bus Stop coffee
shop, closed for the month of June, will be
open July and August, 7:30 am to 2 p.m..
The Arts 200 snack bar re-opens 8 a.m. to
1:30 pm, July 1 to August 14. Edibles reopens July 6 from 7:30 am. to 2 p.m. and will
be closed August 14. The 99 Chairs is open 7
p.m. to midnight from July 6 through to the
end of August.
Other outlets: the Barn Coffee Shop, The
Express, Subway Cafeteria, Grad Centre
Lounge and IRC snack bar maintain regular
hours throughout the summer, with the
exception of Yum Yums which will close
August 14. More information on these and
other Food Services outlets can be obtained
from 228-2616.
The Thunder bar, a licensed outlet on the
second floor of the Thunderbird Winter Sports
Centre, will re-open July 2. For more
information call 228-6121.
July 6 is the day many of UBC's libraries
switch to longer hours. Main Library hours can
be obtained from a recording at 228-2077.
Contact other UBC libraries directly for
opening hours; telephone numbers are
available in the white pages of the Vancouver
telephone directory. All libraries will close on
statutory holidays July 1 and August 3.
The UBC bookstore hours remain
unchanged throughout the summer months:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30
am. to 5 p.m., Wednesday 8:30 am. to 8:30
p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed
Reward continued from Page Five     ,
minimum of careful planning, he can take time
off work to pursue other activities, such as
cross-country skiing, tennis (both of which he
teaches in his spare time), hiking and travel.
He recently took a five-week sailing vacation
to Tahiti, and two years ago, he climbed
Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro.
Oltean, in his late thirties, says exercise and
a proper diet are important for dentists,
because the stress from working in a bent-
over position all day long can take its ton.
Thorburn, who has been practising for only
six years, says the dentistry profession is what
the individual makes it A dentist can enter any
number of different practices ranging from the
mall or street level practice that deals with
many patients to scaled down practices that
specialize in more technical dentistry. Most are
somewhere in between.
Thorburn worked for three years in a
Surrey dental practice in a shopping mall. He
didnt enjoy the pressure of a big practice.
The experience almost caused him to leave
dentistry but two years ago, he took a course
in cast gold restoration (Dentists are required
by the College of Dental Surgeons to take a
certain number of hours of continuing
education course per year to maintain their
credentials). Gold restoration is a fine
technique practised by only a few dentists, but
Thorburn says it renewed his interest in the
profession because it appealed to his passion
for detail.
Last year, he became a partner in a smaller
office and is in the process of building a new
practice...slowly. Occasionally, he does
iocums, where he substitutes for absent
dentists. Thorburn is also an artist and is
currently working on a series of fine drawings
he hopes to show.
Dr. Harold Woiverton, who graduated from
the University of Alberta in 1952, has seen
major changes in dentistry, both in the
techniques and the way in which it is
practised. When he started, the main concern
of the profession was tooth decay, or caries.
That is no longer a major problem.
"Dentistry has been one of the most
effective health services to the general public,"
Woiverton says.
UBC REPORTS June 11,1987    7 UBC Calendar
Hong Kong and Korean Dance Troupe
Three consecutive half hour performances. Classical
and contemporary Hong Kong dance performed by high
school students from the Hong Kong Academy of Fine
and Performing Art Lecture and demonstration
exploring the effects of shamanism on Korean
contemporary dance movements, under the direction of
Professor Song, Soo-Nam, Department of Dance,
Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, Korea. Lecture
and demonstration of traditional Korean musical
instruments with both traditional and modern ballet,
under the direction of Professor Cho Seung-Mi,
Department of Dance, Hanyang University, Seoul,
Korea. Museum admission: $2.50 adults. $1 children,
seniors and students. For more information, call 228-
5087. Great Hall, Museum of Anthropology.
Economic Development Guest Lecture
Water Resource Management in Yellowstone Basin
Montana: Risk Assessment and Regional Economic
Analysis. Dr. Kingsley E. Haynes, Director, Regional
Economic Development Institute, School of Publics.
Environmental Affairs, Indiana University. Room 102,
Lasserre Building. 10:00a.m.
Chemistry Lecture
Photo-lmmuno Therapy. Dr. David H. Dolphin,
Chemistry, UBC. B.C. Cancer Research Centre, 601
West 10th Avenue, Vancouver. 12 noon
Medical Grand Rounds
Atrial Natriuretic Peptides - An Update. Dr. John H.
Dirks, Head, Department of Medicine, Health Sciences
Centre Hospital. Room G-279, Lecture Theatre, Acute
Care Unit, Health Sciences Centre Hospital. 12 noon.
Cancer Research Lecture
Measurement of Environmentally induce DNA-
Carcinogen Adducts in Animals and Humans. Dr. Bruce
Dunn, Environmental Carcinogenesis Unit, B.C. Cancer
Research Centre. B.C. Cancer Research Centre, 601
West 10th Avenue, Vancouver. 12 noon.
The Research Centre Seminar
The Post-Pneumonectomy Compensatory Response.
Dr. W.M. Thurlbeck, Pathology, UBC. Refreshments
provided at 3:45 p.m. Room 202, The Research Centre,
950 W. 28th Avenue, Vancouver. 4:00 p.m.
Museum of Anthropology Lecture
Temple Builders of Ancient Java. One of the great
wonders of the world is the temple-mountain
Borobudur. This illustrated lecture, with Archaeologist
Helena Langrick, examines the temple-building,
sculpture and carving of ancient Java, Indonesia.
Programs in cooperation with Continuing Education.
Members $6, non-members $8. For more information,
call 222-5237. Theatre Gallery, Museum of
Anthropology. 7:15-9:00 p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds
Carbohydrate Metabolism and Aging. Dr. Graydon S.
Meneiily, Gerontology Division, Department of
Medicine, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
Room G-279, Lecture Theatre, Acute Care Unit, Health
Sciences Centre Hospital. 12 noon.
Medical Genetics Seminar
HLAand Cancer. Sir Walter Bodmer, Director of
Research, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, England;
President Elect, British Association for the
Advancement of Science. Lecture Hall No. 5,
Instructional Resources Centre. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The XII Canadian Congress of Neurological
Special Plenary Session on Regeneration and
Restoration Neurology. Dr. Andrew Eisen, Convenor.
Sponsored by The Neuromuscular Diseases Unit,
Vancouver General Hospital. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
9:00 F. Gage "Factors Involved in the Transplantation
of Functional Grafts to the Brain".
9:45 T. Reese "Relationships of Fast Axonal Transport
to Growth Cone Extension".
11:00 R. Stein "Replacement Function After Nerve
Lesions in Man".
The Arbutus Room, Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver.
Everyone is welcome. Call Terry Horanat at 228-4305
for more information.
Continuing Education workshop
One-day workshop, sponsored by Humanities Dept,
Centre for Continuing Education. Unexpected Sights: A
workshop in Creative Self Expression. Linda Nelson,
Instructor, Carousel Theatre School. $45. For more
information call 222-5261. Conference Room, Centre
for Continuing Education, Carr Hall. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00
Museum of Anthropology Exhibitions
Guided Gallery Walks (June only). Volunteer Gallery
Guides offer guided walks through the museum
providing information about galleries and collections.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
UBC Reports is published every second
Thursday by UBC Community Relations
6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 1W5, Telephone 228-3131.
EdItor-ln-Chlef: Margaret Nevin
Editor: Jerri Lee
Layout: Jo Moss
Contributors: Jo Moss, Lorie Chortyk,
David Morton, Jerri Lee.
Opening ceremonies for the World Conference of Indigenous Peoples took place
Monday on campus with 1,000 native leaders and educators from around the world in
attendance.  Focus of the six-day conference is on education.
The Flute and The Sword. Exhibition featuring popular
religious poster art which explores the passionate
nature of two Hindu deities, Krishna and Kali. April 2-
. July 26.
The Literary Heritage of Hinduism. Exhibition of sacred
Hindu texts discussing the significance of Spiritual
Knowledge. April 2 - November.
The Hindu Divine. Six independent exhibitions explore
some of the many ways in which abstract concepts of
the Absolute are depicted in Indian life through
bronzes, stone sculptures, popular art and everyday
objects. Aseventh exhibition discusses Hindu, Sikh,
and Islamic religious expressions in Vancouver. April 2 -
The Third Eve. An exhibition featuring non-destructive
scientific techniques used to yield information beyond
the scope of normal methods of curatorial investigation.
May 19 to September 27.
Museum admission: Adults $2.50, children, seniors,
students $1. For more information, call 228-5087.
Native Youth Programs
Native Youth Workers present the following illustrated
talks and tours: Traditional Uses of the Cedar Tree; The
Potlatch-Pastand Present; Traditional and
Contemporary Fishing; and Totem Poles. May through
August. May and June: Sundays; July and August:
Tuesday through Friday. For more information, call
228-5087, Museum of Anthropology.
Resource Modeling Conference
Resource Modeling Association and The Institute of
Applied Mathematics - Sixth Pacific Coast Resource
Modeling Conference. Principal speakers are: Gardner
Brown, Economics, University of Washington; James
Cushing, Mathematics, University of Arizona; C.S.
Holling, Institute of Animal Resource Ecology,
Universityof British Columbia; Bernard Roitberg,
Biology, Simon Fraser University; Paul Smith,
Southwest Fisheries Centre, La Jolla, CA. June 11,12,
13. For more information, call 228-4584, Institute of
Applied Mathematics.
Thinking of Volunteering?
Volunteer Connections is open May through August to
help you find the volunteer position that best suits you.
This is a free service, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30
p.m. in the Student Counselling and Resources Centre,
Brock 200. For information, call 228-4347. For an
appointment, call 228-3811.
Frederic Wood Theatre
Year-round performances of traditional and
experimental theatre. UBC's summer stock company
will perform four plays this year: What the Butler Saw
by Joe Orton runs June 17-27; Michel TremMay's
Bonjour La, Bonjour will be staged July 8-18; and the
final show, Barry Broadfoot's Ten Lost Years, runs July
29 to Aug. 8. For tick information, call 228-2678.
Language Programs
Three-week, non-credit, morning programs in French
begin June 9, July 13 and August 4; all-day immersion
programs begin July 13and August4; Three-week,
non-credit, morning programs in Spanish, Japanese,
Mandarin and Cantonese begin July 7 and July 27. For
more information, call Language Programs and Services,
Centre for Continuing Education, at 222-5227.
UBC/SPCA Short Course
Animal Cell Culture. Open to students, staff and faculty
attending any of the B.C. universities. June 11 and 12.
This course provides a basic level of knowledge for
those wishing to learn techniques of animal cell culture.
$55. For registration, contact the following no later than
June 10: Dr. David Mathers, Dept. of Physiology, 2146
Health Sciences Mall, Tel. 228-5684.
Assoc, of Northwest Weavers' Guilds 13th
Biennial Conference
Personal Expressions. A juried show of weaving and
spinning at the Asian Centre at UBC. Thursday, June
25,10 a.m.-S p.m.; Friday, June 26,10 a.m.-5 p.m.;
Saturday, June 27,10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Co-sponsored by
the Institute of Asian Research. Freeadmission.
Commercial exhibits selling spinning and weaving
equipment and yarns and fibres in the War Memorial
Gym at UBC. Admission $3. Friday, June 26,10 a.m.-7
p.m; Saturday June 27,10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Recreation UBC Summer Hours
The Recreation UBC outdoor rental shop resumes full-
time summer hours beginning May 1 through September
1. All types of outdoor equipment may be rented for
reasonable prices. Open daily 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
except Sunday. Located in the dispensary of the War
Memorial Gym. For more information, call 228-3515 or
Decision Workshop
A group of interested faculty will meet weekly on
Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 to 2:30 in Henry Angus
Penthouse to discuss research issues related to
important recent books in the general area of decision
making and choice. The first book we will consider is
Ulysses and the Sirens: Studies in Rationality and
Irrationality and we will follow this with Sour Grapes:
Studies in the Subversion of Rationality. Both books
are authored by Jon Elsterand are published by
Cambridge University Press. Copies are on reserve in
the Main Library. The first meeting will be on
Wednesday, July 8 and we will focus on Chapter 1 of
Ulysses and the Sirens. All interested faculty are
welcome -- just come or contact Ken MacCrimmon
(224-8350) for more information.
Botanical & Nitobe Memorial Gardens
The Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden will
be open daily 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Free admission
Wednesdays. For information, call 228-4208.
Haida Houses Project
Northwest Coast artist, Norman Tait and a team of five
carvers are turning a 29.5 ton, 20 metre-long log into a
Nishga cargo canoe-the first of its kind in over 100
years. It will be paddled down the west coast to
California, tracing the ancient abalone trading routes.
For further information, call 228-5087. Haida Houses,
Museum of Anthropology. Continues throughout the
Bursaries to Study French at UBC
Bursaries may be available to Canadian citizens or
landed immigrants who have been full-time students
during the 1986-87 academic year. July 13 - August 21.
The bursary covers tuition, room and board on campus,
and cultural and social activities scheduled by the
Program. For information, call 222-5224.
Free Guided Campus Tours
Bring your friends, visitors, community, school or civic
group to UBC for a walking tour of the campus. Every
Monday through Fridayat 10a.m., 1 p.m.and 3p.m.,
groups will have the opportunity to see and learn about
the UBC campus:- everything from the unique
Sedgewick underground library to the Rose Garden and
more. Tours last approximately 2 hours in the morning
and 1 1/2 hours in the afternoon. To book a tour, call
the Community Relations Office at 228-3131.
Summer Sun, Fun and Fitness
UBC Leisure Pursuits Instructional Program. Outdoor
aerobics, weather permitting, Monday to Friday 12 -
12:40 p.m. Call 228-3996 for location, or if you would
like to see classes offered at other times. Aerobics to
music—in UBC's newest weightroom, basement War
Memorial Gym. Mondayto Friday 1-1:40 p.m.
Weightroom is open Mondayto Thursday 12-7:45 p.m.
and Friday 12-5:45 p.m. Expert and helpful supervision
on location. $2 drop-in charge for all activities, summer
passes available. For more information about classes,
other activities and outdoor equipment rentals, call 228-
Reach-out Program
Volunteers needed for the Reach-out Program.
Become Vancouver correspondents for the international
students who will be studying at UBC in 1987. For more
information, call UBC International House 228-5021.
English Conversation Class
English Conversation Class, with a variety of music,
stories and films - all free! International House, Upper
Lounge. For more information, call 228-5021. Monday
evenings, 7:30 p.m.
Language Exchange Program
This program is for those interested in learning foreign
languages or in exchanging a foreign language for
English. Call International House between 9 a.m. and 5
p.m. Monday-Friday at 228-5021.
Golf Lessons
Get in the swing of things with UBC golf lessons.
Lessons are held Monday and Wednesday evenings at
various times. There are basic and intermediate levels.
Small classes ensure personal attention. A video
session helps you see the problems with your swing.
Equipment is available upon request at no extra charge.
The cost is $55. Tuition waivers welcome. For more
information contact: Community Sport Services at 228-
Ice Hockey for Adults
UBC is offering adult ice hockey lessons this summer at
beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. They run
either Tuesday or Wednesday evenings starting mid-
July. Cost is $90 per six week session. Tuition waivers
welcome. For more information contact Community
Sport Services at 226-3688.
JULY 1987
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
-Pilot Research Grants [15]
-R.M. Parsons Fdn. Research Grants [8]
American Chemical Society: PRF
-Research Type AC [1]
American Council of Learned Societies
-China Conference Travel Grants [1 ]
-Intl. Travel Grants for Humanists [1 ]
American Institute for Cancer Research
-Research [1 ]
Association of Commonwealth Universities
-Commonwealth Medical Fellowships [31]
Canadian Diabetes Assoc.
-Charles H. Best Fund [15]
Deafness Research Foundation
-Research [15]
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
-Study Visits of Foreign Academics [1 ]
Grant (William T.) Foundation
-Faculty Program in Mental Health of
Children [1]
Health and Welfare Canada: NHRDP Awards
-National Health Research Scholars [31]
-National Health Scientists [31]
-Postdoctoral Fellowships [31]
-Visiting National Health Scientist Awards
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
-International Prize for Biology [1 ]
March of Dimes Birth Defects Fdn. (US)
-Clinical Research - Human Birth Defects [1 ]
Merck Company Foundation
-Fellowships in Clinical Pharmacology [1 ]
NSERC: Fellowships Division
-E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships [1 ]
Rhodes University
-Hugh Kelly Fellowship [31]
-Hugh Le May Fellowship [31]
SSHRC: Intl. Relations Division
-International Congresses Held in Canada [1 ]
Tsumura Juntendo Inc.
-Herbal Medicine Research Grant [1 ]
Von Humboldt Fdn. (W. Germany)
-Research Fellowship [1 ]
World Cultural Council
-Jean J. Rousseau World Award of Education
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the period July 5 to July 18, notices must be submitted on proper
Calendar forms no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 25 to the Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Road, Room 207, Old Administration Building.  For more
information, call 228-3131.


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