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by Charles Ker
Staff writer
Relaxing in the elders lounge
of UBC's expansive First Nations
Longhouse, Minnie Croft recalls
an idyllic picnic she shared 30
years ago with relatives and non-
native friends.
It was near her birthplace in
Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte
Islands) where she remembers
bobbing seals, swooping birds, a
roaring beach fire and a bottle of
"When I asked who was going
to eat those, my cousin answered,
'We are, out of respect for our
white friends,'" said the 84-year-
old Haida elder. "'And they're going
to eat our barbecued salmon.'"
Croft never did sample the
bottled sandwich fixings nor are
they on the menu for the opening
of the First Nations Longhouse
May 25. There will, however, be
600 pounds of salmon and 3,000
pieces of bannock.
Organizers expect 1,500
people atthe opening, hosted by
elders, students, faculty and staff
of The First Nations House of
Learning. The $4.9-million
longhouse was built to house
native education programs and
serve as a cultural base for First
Nations students.
Verna Kirkness, director of
the First Nations House of
Learning, Premier Mike Harcourt
and Alfred Scow, a retired
provincial courtjudge and UBC's
first native law graduate, are
among those who will address
the gathering outside the
longhouse's Great Hall for the
dedication ceremony which
begins at 5:30 p.m.
The longhouse opening falls
on the first of four days of
Congregation ceremonies to be
held in the War Memorial Gym.
More than 6,000 academic
degrees will be conferred on
graduating UBC students in
eight separate ceremonies at 9:30
a.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day.
Robin Woodhead, UBC's first
native graduate from the Faculty
of Medicine, will join 45 other
1993 First Nations graduates as
special witnesses to the
longhouse celebration.
The event will be especially
meaningful for Croft who receives
her honorary degree in
recognition of a half century of
volunteer work on behalf of First
Nations education and culture.
She will be one of nine individuals
awarded honorary degrees for
significant contributions to society:
In the 1950s, Croft helped
open and operate Vancouver's
first Indian centre at Hastings
and Richards Street.
"It was a small room where we
served coffee and doughnuts and
helped people find accommodation
or employment," she said.
As for the new longhouse,
Croft added that it is for non-
natives as well as First Nations.
"This beautiful place is not
just for our people but for others
to come and enjoy with us," she
said. "There is so much
discrimination in the past, we
want to talk with you, tell you
anything you want to know so we
can understand each other better."
Invited guests include a Maori
Nation delegation from New
Zealand, the president of
Yakutsk State University in
northern Russia and the staff
and students of Seabird Island
School, located near Harrison
Martin Dee photo
Haida elder Minnie Croft and Robin Woodhead, UBC's first native graduate from the Faculty
of Medicine, will be special witnesses at the opening of the First Nations Longhouse May
25. Croft is also one of nine individuals receiving an honorary degree during spring
Congregation, May 25 to 28, for outstanding contributions to society .
UBC: Serving the people of B.C.
David W. Strangway
There is a UBC staff member of my acquaintance who, every
year, urges her colleagues to attend at least one Congregation
ceremony. "This is what it's all about," she tells them.
I'd go one step further than that. If asked what UBC is all
about, I'd say, "people serving the needs of British Columbians."
Of course, we must ask ourselves how we can measure our
success at meeting these needs. To begin with, I believe we offer
the young people of our province an educational opportunity
that is unsurpassed. As one of the best institutions of higher
learning in North America, we make sure our graduates are well
prepared to take on the challenges of an increasingly complex world.
We also serve B.C. by training the leaders of tomorrow. Our
alumni are found all over the world, but most of them continue
to live right here in British Columbia. Look at any community
in this province and you will find UBC graduates in positions
of leadership, as doctors, lawyers, nurses, architects, engineers,
school teachers, scientists and business people.
UBC is also the focal point of research in B.C. Much of this
pursuit of knowledge helps to shape our social, economic and
cultural life. Technology developed by UBC researchers has also led to the
creation of dozens of spin-off companies, generating jobs and wealth.
The university is a vast storehouse of knowledge, a resource for
all British Columbians. Our library, for example, is the second
largest in Canada. All in all, I think you would have to agree this
adds up to a remarkable success story. And behind any success
story, you'll find people.
In the pages of this special issue of UBC Reports, you will read
about some of these people and the contributions they have made
to campus life: students lauded for their outstanding academic
achievements, faculty members honoured for their dedication to
teaching, and staff who make extraordinary efforts above and
beyond the day-to-day demands of their jobs.
I join with them in wishing all of our graduates, and their families
and friends, a happy and fruitful life.
President, UBC
CI 2 UBC Reports ■ May 20,1993
Chancellor grateful for chance to contribute
Chancellor: "I admit you."
Graduate: "Nice to meet you,
Chancellor: "Admitto Te."
Graduate: Thank you.
Father" (as he attempted to
kiss my ring).
Then there was the
graduate who tapped me on
the head with his diploma after
I performed my traditional
duty of tapping his head with
the chancellor's hat as he knelt
before me.
Or the occasion when the
graduate dropped 47 cents
into my hat with the words
"this is for you sir".  I quickly
passed the money to the
gentleman seated next to me
— President David Strangway
— with the words "this is for
the President's Fund - get it
matched by the provincial
These are some of the
incidents that have occurred
during my tenure of office
which have lightened the
solemnity of our Congregation
I have had the privilege of
attending many of UBC's
graduating ceremonies since
my own graduation in law in
1949, especially during the
period that I served as minister
of Education for this province
— 1956 to
1968 —
and while I
served on
the Board of
Governors of
UBC from
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personally acknowledged by
the chancellor, no matter how
large the graduating class.
This does not occur in every
university on this continent
especially when they become
as large as UBC. I may not be
totally impartial in assessing
the quality and appearance of
the graduates, but I do hold a
strong conviction that none of
the graduating classes have
contributed more to the dignity
and decorum of the
Congregation ceremonies than
those graduates who have
appeared before me during the
past six years.
I think everyone associated
with this university should be
proud of the quality of
students that have been
attracted to our campus.
Combine intelligent and well-
motivated students with a
distinguished faculty such as
we have at UBC and you have the
essential ingredients for success.
As I leave the position of
chancellor of UBC, I am
grateful for the opportunities I
have had to associate with so
many able and dedicated
people, be they the president,
faculty, students,
administration, staff and
committee members.
Collectively they have made
the position of chancellor the best
non-paying Job on the campus.
Awards recognize academic
prowess of 1993 graduates
Twenty-three students
finished at the top of their
graduating classes at UBC.
Listed below are the names of
the students and their awards.
American Institute of Certified
Planners Prize (most outstanding
graduate student in Community
and Regional Planning): Mark
Association of Professional
Engineers Proficiency Prize (most
outstanding record In the
graduating class of Applied
Science, B.A.Sc. degree):
William Siu Cheong Wong.
Helen L. Balfour Prize (Head
of the Graduating Class in
Nursing, B.S.N, degree): Lucille
Margaret Taylor.
Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron
Memorial Medal and Prize (Head
of the Graduating Class in
Education, ElementaryTeaching
field, B.Ed, degree): Frederick Weil.
Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron
Memorial Medal and Prize (Head
of the Graduating Class in
Education, Secondary Teaching
field, B.Ed, degree): Christopher
Willard Johnson.
Ruth Cameron Medal for
Librarianship (Head of the
Graduating Class in
Librarianship, M.L.S. degree):
Judith Ann Growe.
College of Dental Surgeons of
British Columbia Gold Medal
(Head ofthe Graduating Class in
Dentistry, D.M.D. degree): Ryan
Lee Kaltio.
Professor C.F.A. Culling —
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory
Science Prize (greatest overall
academic excellence in the
graduating class ofthe Bachelor
of Medical Laboratory Science
degree): Allan Rempel.
Dr. Brock Fahrni Prize in
Occupational Therapy (Head of
the Graduating Class in
Rehabilitation Sciences,
Occupational Therapy,
B.Sc.(O.T.) degree): Daphne
Hong Tee Yeung.
Dr. Brock Fahrni Prize in
Physiotherapy (Head of the
Graduating Class in
Rehabilitation Sciences,
Physiotherapy, B.Sc.(P.T-)
degree): Matthew Lee.
Hamber Medal (Head of the
Graduating Class in Medicine,
M.D. degree, best cumulative
record in all years of course):
Lome David Porayko.
Homer Prize and Medal for
Pharmaceutical Sciences (head
of the graduating class in
Pharmaceutical Sciences, B.Sc.
Pharm. degree): TBA
Kiwanis Club Medal (Head of
the Graduating Class in
Commerce and Business
Administration, B.Comm.
degree): Andy Hong Nln Chai.
Law Society Gold Medal and
Prize (call and admission fee)
(Head ofthe Graduating Class in
Law, LL.B. degree): Janine Laura
H.R MacMillan Prize inForestry
(Head of the Graduating Class in
Forestry, B.S.F. or B.Sc. Forestry
degree): Janna Lynne Jessee.
Dr. John Wesley Neill Medal
and Prize (Head of Graduating
Class in Landscape Architecture,
B.L-A. degree): Mary Bonnie Blue.
Physical Education Faculty
Prize (head ofthe graduating class
in Physical Education, B.P.E.
degree): TBA
Royal Architecture Institute
of Canada Medal (graduating
studentwith the highest standing
in the School of Architecture):
Margot Ellen Ready.
Wilfrid Sadler Memorial Gold
Medal (HeadoftheGraduatingClass
in Agricultural Sciences, B.Sc.Agr.
degree): Julia Mary Rogers.
Marjorie Ellis Topping
Memorial Medal (Head of the
Graduating Class in Social Work,
B.S.W. degree): Andrew Paul
University of B.C. Medal (Head
ofthe Graduating Class in Family
and Nutritional Sciences, B.H.E.
University of B.C. Medal (Head
of the Graduating Class in Fine
Arts, B.FA degree)«haiTongFoo.
University ofB.C. Medal (head
ofthe graduating class In Music,
B.Mus. degree): TBA
Continuedfrom Page 1
Hot Springs.
"It's good to see a vision come
to reality," said Kirkness, who,
since her arrival at UBC in 1981,
has been the driving force behind
the development of First Nations
programs as well as the
Kirkness said the 2,000-
square-metre structure will serve
as a 'home away from home' for
the 250 First Nations students
studying in areas which include
teacher education, law,
educational administration and
health care.
The mandate of the First
Nations House of Learning is to
make university resources more
accessible to First Nations people
and improve its ability to meet
their needs. UBC's goal is to have
1,000 First Nations students
enrolled by the year 2000.
Major donors to the longhouse
will be permanently recognized
with special names given by
various First Nations.
At the sod-tuming ceremony
on May 31, 1991, donor Jack
Bell received the Musqueam
name "Sty-Wet-Tan." which
means Spirit of the West Wind.
The Great Hall will share the
same name.
Donors Bill and June Bellman
will receive a Squamish name
during the opening ceremony, a
name which will also be used for
the First Nations library.
Located in a separate building
resembling an Interior Salish pit
house, the library will house an
extensive collection of materials on
Canada's First Nations peoples.
Bell and the Bellmans each
gave $1 million to the project
which was matched by the
provincial government. The
longhouse fundraising campaign
was completed with a $500,000
contribution from local residents
James and Use Wallace.
Like the members of governing
boards, one receives no
monetary remuneration, but
the reward of personal
satisfaction for the opportunity
of being able to make some
small contribution to the
development of this university
is more than ample.
Finally, may I express the
fervent hope that those who have
continuing responsibilities at
UBC will always protect the
primary academic mission of this
university from interference by
government or budgetary
restraint It is not only in the
interest ofthe university, but also
in the public interest that the
international reputation which
UBC has earned over many
years for excellence in teaching
and research be maintained.
I wish you well.
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First Nations House of Learning. The House of Learning is
known for its unique approach to making the University's vast
resources more accessible to First Nations peoples and their
communities. It is committed to excellence and is dedicated to
quality post-secondary education relevant to the philosophy and
values of First Nations. The House of Learning serves to
encourage the development of courses and programs and
facilitate cultural enrichment and provide social support for
students in programs offered by the University's faculties and
departments. These include the Native Indian Teacher Education
Program, the Ts"kel Graduate Program, the First Nations Law
Program and the First Nations Health Care Professions Program
as well as general involvement with all areas of post-secondary
The newly completed Longhouse on the West Mall of the
University is an important acknowledgement of the growing
presence of First Nations students, staff and faculty on the
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member of faculty or staff for a term of five years.
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University bestows nine honorary degrees
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
UBC educator Mary Ashworth, jazz
pianist Oscar Peterson and UBC
Chancellor Les Peterson are among the
nine outstanding Canadians receiving
honorary degrees from UBC during spring
Other honorary degree winners are
UBC educators Charles Bourne and
William Gibson, First Nations Elder
Minnie Croft, former United Nations
Security Council President Yves Fortier,
mining industrialist Norman B. KeeviL, and
research scientist and pulp and paper
executive Peter Wrist
Mary Ashworth is both a graduate of
UBC and a professor emerita and is known
among her peers as "Miss ESL," a term of
endearment bestowed upon her for her
profound influence in the field of English
as a second
language. She has
published five
books and written
more than 40
articles relating to
ESL, teaching
training and
education and has
provided advice
and counsel to
educational and
community groups throughout Canada.
Charles Bourne began his career as a
teacher at UBC in 1950 and was named
professor emeritus in 1986. His expertise
in the field of international law covered an
academic and professional career that
has spanned almost 50 years. He has
served as president of the Canadian
branch of the International Law
Association and president ofthe Canadian
Council on International Law. He also
served as special adviser to the president
of UBC for 10 years. He was made a fellow
of the Royal Society of Canada in 1979
and awarded the Canadian Council on
International Law's John E. Read Medal
in 1986.
Minnie Croft is a member ofthe Royal
Family of the Skedans-Haida Nation. As
part of her tireless efforts to promote
educational opportunities and
improvements in the quality of life for
First Nations people, she helped create
the UBC First Nations programs and
helped establish the First Nations House
of Learning. In 1987, she was given the
Gold Feather Award for outstanding work
in First Nations communities.
Yves Fortier has been a campaigner
for global peace. He was Canada's
ambassador        and permanent
representative to the United Nations in
New York between 1988 and 1992 and
served as vice-president ofthe UN's 45th
General Assembly in 1990 and as
president of the
Security Council
in 1989. Since
January, he has
served as chief
negotiator for the
Canada-U.S. Pacific
Salmon Treaty
negotiations. In
1984 he was named
an officer of the
Order of Canada
and in 1991 he was
elevated to
companion of the Order of Canada.
William Gibson has been instrumental
in the development of UBC's Faculty of
Medicine into a national and international
centre of excellence. He served as head of
the Dept. of History of Medicine, professor
of neurological   research,   research
Teaching with a twist
wins faculty honours
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
If you take a German language course
from Norma Wieland, you could find
yourself baking apple strudel, sipping
liebfraumilch or dancing a polka.
These and other
activities were part of a
language immersion
weekend that Wieland, a
sessional lecturer in the
Dept. of Germanic Studies
since 1976, organized for
about 60 students last
"It's not strictly
academic, but the point is
that they were learning
throughout the entire
weekend," she said.
Her spirited approach
to education helped
Wieland become one of 25
faculty members receiving
University Teaching Prizes
for 1993. The prizes
recognize the fundamental importance of
teaching at the university and are
presented during spring Congregation
Recipients are selected by their
faculties and receive $5,000 from
endowment sources.
Wieland said the immersion weekend
is part of a departmental philosophy that
immediately plunges students into the
language and attempts to put learning
into a context that makes sense to them.
"I don't think anyone has proven that
there is such a thing as teaching, but
there is definitely such as thing as
learning. If you create the right
atmosphere and give students the tools
they need, the teacher's job is half done,"
she said.
The other winners of University
Teaching Prizes are:
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences: Susan
Barr, associate professor. School of Family
and Nutritional Sciences,  and David
Shackleton,  associate
professor,    Dept.    of
Animal Science.
Faculty of Applied
Science: Gary Schajer,
associate professor,
Dept. of Mechanical
Engineering, and Bill
Caselton, associate
professor, Dept. of Civil
Faculty of Arts:
Robert Allen, professor,
Dept. of Economics,
Daniel Hiebert,
assistant professor,
Dept. of Geography,
Edward Hundert,
associate professor,
Dept. of History, Allan
Smith, associate professor, Dept. of
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration: Thomas Knight,
associate professor, industrial relations
management, (Arne Olsen Master
Teacher Award for undergraduate
education), Brian Graham, lecturer,
management science (CGA Master
Teacher Award for graduate education),
Yair Wand, associate professor,
management information systems
(Talking Stick Award for pedagogical
Faculty of Dentistry: Colin Price,
professor, Dept. of Oral Medical and
Surgical Sciences.
professor of psychiatry and was the
assistant to the president on university
development. He helped establish the
Woodward Biomedical Library and the
Laboratory of
Research. He has
served as chair of
the Scientific
Committee for the
U.S. Muscular
Association, as a
member of the
Brain Research
Organization and a member of the World
Health Organization's Panel on
Neurological Sciences.
Norman B. Keevil is currently chair,
president and chief executive officer of
Teck Corporation and chair of Cominco
Ltd., two companies known worldwide for
their contributions to the mining industry.
Keevil has dedicated himself to the task of
raising public awareness of the
importance of the mining industry to
both British Columbia and Canada. He
was a leader in the development of the
Afton Copper mine, Bullmoose Mines,
Quintette Coal Mines and Highland Valley
Copper Mines and was named Vancouver
Businessman ofthe Year in 1987.
Les Peterson is stepping down as
chancellor of UBC, the institution from
which he graduated with a law degree in
1949. After practising law in British
Columbia, he ran for public office and
was first elected as a member of the
Legislative Assembly in 1956. In the
course of a 16-year career in government,
he served as minister of education,
minister of labour and attorney general,
retiring from formal political life in 1972.
He has served UBC as chancellor, chair of
the Board of Governors, chair of the
Wesbrook Society and as a member of
numerous advisory committees.
Oscar Peterson has been a living
legend on the jazz scene ever since he
began tickling the ivories in the 1940s
in front of audiences in his home town
of Montreal. His award-winning
musical career includes six Grammy
awards, the Charlie Parker Bronze
Medal, and numerous Contemporary
Key Board and DownBeat awards as
best jazz pianist. He has performed
with Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington,
Dizzie Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Quincy
Jones and Herbie Hancock. He is
currently chancellor of York University
in Toronto.
Peter Wrist is president and chief
executive officer of the Pulp and Paper
Research Institute
of Canada. His
skill and ingenuity
as a research
scientist have led
to innovations in
paper manu-
processes. At the
same time, he has
dedicated to
issues as they relate to the pulp and
paper industry.
His professional career includes
positions such as research physicist with
the British Paper and Board Industry
Research Association, research physicist
with the Quebec North Shore Paper
Company in Baie-Comeau, Quebec, and
vice-president of research and engineering
with the Mead Corporation in Dayton,
A Growing Gift
The graduating class of 1993 carries on a UBC tradition that dates back
to 1919 by planting a tree, a Japonicum, on the East Mall median between
the Law and Buchanan buildings. Members of the graduating class
council executive joined President David Strangway, right, in the recent
tree-planting ceremony. The students are, from left, Thrasso Petras,
Sandra Mah, Reza Sherkat, Dean Leung, Patrick Lum and Carmen
McKnight. The graduating class carried on another tradition by presenting
gifts to the university, including a bursary for overseas study and an
adjustable table for wheelchair access to computer terminals in Sedgewick
Faculty of Education: Gaalen
Erickson, professor, Dept. of Mathematics
and Science Education and
Graham Kelsey, associate
professor, Dept. of
Administrative, Adult and
Higher Education.
Faculty of Forestry: Karel
Klinka, professor, Vladimir
J. Krajina Chair of Silvics
and Silviculture.
Faculty of Graduate
Studies: Paul J. Harrison,
professor, Depts. of
Oceanography and Botany.
Faculty of Law: Dennis
Pavlich, professor.
Faculty of Medicine: Vincent Sweeney,
professor, Dept. of Medicine and director,
Division of Biomedical  Ethics,  Bruce
Tiberiis, instructor I, Dept. of
Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology, and Christine
Carpenter, instructor and
academic clinical coordinator, School of
Rehabilitation Sciences.
Faculty of Pharmaceutical
Sciences: Timothy Stratton,
assistant professor. Division of
Pharmacy Administration.
Faculty of Science: Barbara
Dill, senior instructor, Dept. of
]    Microbiology and
Immunology,       Charles
Swanson. professor, Dept.
of Mathematics,   and  Larry Weiler,
professor, Dept. of Chemistry. 4 UBC Reports • May 20,1993
Low-tech solutions
Martin Dee photo
Third-year occupational therapy student Pauline Cunningham (left) adapted
a biking glove and spoon to help Sean, who was born with Down's syndrome,
overcome problems feeding himself.
Rehab students help
improve quality of life
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
Students in UBC's School of
Rehabilitation Sciences are learning a
valuable lesson — how to find low-tech
solutions to everyday challenges
confronting the disabled.
"Many barriers to independent living
are discovered after a disabled person is
discharged from a rehabilitation
program," said Catherine Backman, head
of the Division of Occupational Therapy.
"Often, a simple device or an adaptation
to an existing piece of equipment can
make the difference between dependence
and independence."
In 1990, Backman designed a pilot
project which links occupational therapy
students with disabled individuals to
resolve an accessibility problem identified
by the clients.
Funding through a student design
competition sponsored by the Ministry of
Advanced Education. Training and
Technology enabled Backman to expand
this year's project to plan a co-ordinated
partnership between students and clients,
an exhibit of the devices and a resource
Students visited clients at their home
or workplace to observe and evaluate
their difficulty with the independent
performance of a specific self-care, work
or leisure task.
Sean, a North Delta boy born with
Down's syndrome, is one of about 150
people who have benefited from the
student program since its inception. An
active six-year-old. he has difficulty
holding a spoon to feed himself, which
often results in the utensil being thrown
across the table.
"It's important to Sean's parents to
increase his independence with regard to
feeding," said Pauline Cunningham, a
third-year occupational therapy student
who worked on Sean's access problem.
Cunningham's challenge was to create
a device that would secure the spoon to
Sean's hand. Her solution was to stitch a
cuff to the palm of a child's neon-coloured
spandex biking glove.
"The glove is supportive enough to
hold a spoon but flexible enough to allow
Sean to make a fist," Cunningham
explained. "It's also esthetically pleasing
and acceptable for Sean to wear between
meal times without the spoon."
She also helped to decrease the range
of motion and co-ordination Sean needed
to feed himself by bending an aluminum
Thirty-five occupational therapy
students participated in the project. The
devices, which included a wheelchair cup
holder and a chair adapted for a child
with cerebral palsy, were displayed at a
public exhibition held at the School of
Rehabilitation Sciences last month.
Pharmacy research program links students, industry
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
Finding a job was easy for Ahmad
Doroudian, but he knows he was one of
the lucky ones. Now the UBC alum wants
to share some of his good fortune with
other UBC students.
After graduating from the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical   Sciences  in   1991,
Doroudian was hired as a manager by
Stanley Pharmaceuticals Ltd., the only
drug manufacturing company on the West
Coast. The company also employed him
part-time while he was completing his
graduate studies.
"I have always kept in touch with the
faculty and knew that the students didn't
have a manufacturing lab to learn first-hand
how tablets are made," Doroudian said.
He enlisted the help of Stanley
President David Howard who initiated a
summer student research program,
enabling two third-year UBC pharmacy
students to work at Stanley between May
and August, focusing on production and
manufacturing problems.
The project also includes summer
employment for four first- and second-
year pharmacy students who will be
offered practical experience to
complement the curriculum focus of their
pharmacy program at UBC.
"The challenge from the company's
point of view is to increase the students'
knowledge of manufacturing
pharmaceuticals," Doroudian said.
The new joint venture between Stanley
Pharmaceuticals and the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences drew 50 applicants.
Governor General's roll coll an academic tradition
The Governor General's Academic
Medal, first awarded in 1873 to recognize
scholastic merit, has since become a
tradition at graduation ceremonies on
university campuses across Canada.
Recipients of this year's medals at
UBC are:
— Governor General's Gold Medal
(Head of the graduating classes in the
Faculty of Graduate Studies, Doctoral
Programs): Gillian Laura Steele
— Governor General's Gold Medal
(Head of the graduating classes in the
Faculty of Graduate Studies, Master's
Programs): Noel Castree
— Governor General's Silver Medal in
Arts (Head of the graduating class in the
Faculty of Arts, B.A. degree): Jeevan
Singh Deol
— Governor General's Silver Medal in
Science (Head of the graduating class in
the Faculty of Science, B.Sc. degree):
Daniel Kwok Tan Ko
The medals are awarded for academic
excellence at four levels: bronze at the
secondary school level; collegiate bronze
at the post-secondary diploma level; silver
at the undergraduate level; and gold at
the graduate level.
At UBC, and other Canadian
universities, gold medals will be presented
to the students who have achieved the
highest standing in graduate studies at
both the master's and doctoral levels,
and silver medals to the students who, in
the opinion of the Faculty of Arts and the
Faculty of Science, are the best in the
graduating classes for the BA and the
B.Sc. degrees.
The number of gold and silver medals
awarded by each university is determined
by its full-time enrolment. However, part-
time students are also eligible.
The Governor General's Academic
Medals are part of the awards reserved
for heads of the graduating classes at
Forestry program benefits students and industry
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
Over the years, the forest industry
has had only one complaint when it
came to the hiring of third-year UBC
forestry students for summer
"We want more: more students, and
more time with them."
The Dept. of Wood Science in the
Faculty of Forestry has answered the
call with the Wood Industry Co-operative
Education Program (COOP), designed to
provide qualified wood science students
with work experience integrated with
their academic activities.
"Wood science students usually take
on summer employment leading into
their fourth year," said COOP co-ordinator
Tom Maness, an assistant professor in
the Faculty of Forestry. "However, just as
they are beginning to get comfortable
with their work surroundings, the
summer is over and they have to return to
"The COOP program offers students a
more formalized and extensive
employment period."
Maness said the forest industry has
been instrumental in helping establish
this program by offering employment
opportunities, support and suggestions.
"We are in the process of instituting an
industry advisory board that will help
keep the program attuned to the
workplace needs," Maness said.
COOP, which will be initiated in the
1993-94 academic
year, will take the
traditional wood
program and add
a fifth year of
practical work
The students
will spend most of
third year and part
of fourth year in a
paid industry position in areas such as
quality control and systems analysis. The
rest of the time will be spent in the
Maness said when students return to
UBC  after their initial  foray into  the
workplace, they will be expected to share
their experiences with their classmates
and take the opportunity to fine tune their
skills before they return to their jobs.
"Once students have an opportunity
to put theory into practice, their focus
changes completely. They now know
what is expected from them. We, as
academics, can respond by ensuring that
the program meets the needs of industry."
Initially, a maximum of five students
will be enrolled in the program, which is
still in the formative stages.
"As co-ordinator, one of my jobs will
be to monitor the performance of the
students at work," said Maness.
"Our goal is to raise the expectations
of industry as to the calibre of student
they can expect upon graduation." UBC Reports ■ May 20,1993 5
Gifted student leaves lasting impression
by Charles Ker
Staff writer
At their first meeting of 1989, members
of UBC's Sikh Student Association were
casting about for possible topics and
speakers for the coming year when a new
member piped up with the succinct
suggestion, "Who is a Sikh?"
Jeevan Deol's proposal was
immediately accepted and the then 17-
year-old arts student was asked to return
in a week and deliver a small talk on the
The association got more than it
bargained for. Suffice to say that Deol's
in-depth, 60-minute historical overview
of what it means to be a Sikh left his
audience agape.
Said Deol: "I guess people were quite
surprised that someone would have taken
the time to go through all that research."
Today, at the end of a much-heralded
four years at UBC, Deol's peers and
professors aren't surprised any more.
That initial 'talk' to the Sikh association
was the first of many the young scholar
would give on campus about South Asian
h'story and culture.
Deol - heading to Pakistan
Deol finished Arts One with a mark of
100, an unprecedented achievement in
the 25-year history of the innovative,
first-year program. He established another
UBC cheers on student
sidelined by transplant
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
Science student Sarah Braley won't be
able to join other graduates as they stride
across the stage to receive their degrees
at Congregation, but she will be in
everyone's hearts and minds.
Braley, 23, recently had a life-saving
double-lung transplant at Vancouver
General Hospital. She suffers from cystic
fibrosis, an inherited disease marked by
chronic respiratory infection.
Her failing health forced her to
withdraw from her studies last winter
and abandon plans for an honours
mathematics and computer science
degree. But she had already completed
degree requirements in computer science
and will be granted a B.Sc. on May 26.
Sarah's father, Tony Braley, says she
was one of the lucky ones — she found a
suitable donor.
Many of those waiting for transplants
are not that fortunate, due to a severe
shortage of donated organs.
"Only 20 per cent of potential donors
ever discuss the matter with their
relatives," Braley said. "If you are willing
to accept donated organs, you must be
willing to sign a donor card yourself."
As painful as it is to watch his
daughter's long and difficult recovery,
Braley is haunted by the plight of another
young woman who was on stand-by for
the lungs donated to Sarah.
"She's still waiting, and could die
waiting," he said.
In the meantime, Sarah is hoping to
pursue her interests in art conservation
and veterinary medicine once she has
As well as being a top student, Braley is a
volunteer at the Wildlife Rescue Association
sanctuary in Burnaby, where she worked
even though it aggravated her asthma.
She is also a contributing writer and
illustrator to science fiction 'zines, which
are magazines of illustrated stories
produced by inspired amateurs. The
network of friends she made through the
'zine scene have been calling in their
support from all over North America,
Sarah's father said.
Swimmer and soccer players
receive top athletic awards
For the sixth time since its inception in
1970, two athletes are sharing the Marilyn
Pomfret Award for outstanding female
They are
Andrea Neil,
captain of this
year's women's
soccer team, and
swimmer Anne
The outstanding
graduating male
athlete ofthe year,
and winner of the
Bobby Gaul
Memorial Trophy,
is  Tom   Kim.   a
member of the UBC soccer team.
Neil returned to UBC after a one-year
absence and played a key role in lifting
the team from a fourth place finish in
Canada West in 1991 to first place and
the consolation trophy at this year's
Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union
(CIAU) championships.
Like Neil, Barnes returned to varsity
competition after a one-year absence and
quickly proved
that she is still
Canada's top
A CIAU record
holder in the 100-
metre backstroke
going into this
year's CIAU
Barnes set another
CIAU record in the
Kim was voted
the CIAU
tournament most
valuable player,
with the team
coming away with
the national title
last November. He
was unanimously
named a Canada
West all-star and
a first team all-
benchmark this year when he recorded a
perfect mark on the final compulsory essay
written by all honours English students.
"The essay is a trial run to see how they
are going to do when they get to be big
people," joked Prof. John Hulcoop, past
chair of the honours English program.
"It's obvious that Jeevan already is a big
Deol graduates with a combined
honours degree in English and Asian-
area Studies.
Assoc. Prof. Kenneth Bryant has been
teaching Asian Studies for more than 20
years and says that Deol is one of the
finest students he's taught.
Aside from an uncanny ability to pick
up languages "almost by osmosis," Bryant
says it's Deol's knack for translating back
and forth between English and Indian
literatures that makes him special.
"He's able to think and analyse as
someone from an Indian tradition one
moment and someone from a North
American background the next," said
Bryant, who admitted to giving Deol 100
per cent this year on a graduate-level
course dealing with Sikh religious texts.
Born in Vancouver, Deol's family is
originally from Punjab, India. He credits
his grandfather for giving him the desire
to learn more about his ancestry and
culture - a subject which has consumed
him since Grade 6.
Fluent in Hindi, Punjabi. Sanskrit and
Urdu - the official language of Pakistan -
Deol is being sponsored by the University
of California, Berkeley, to spend next
year in Pakistan studying and researching
Punjabi and Urdu.
The University of London won the
bidding war for the rights to his graduate
career. In October, 1994, he'll begin work
towards a PhD in medieval Punjabi
literature and Sikh history.
When he finishes, he'll be one of a
handful of PhD holders outside India
concentrating in this field. His eventual
goal is to teach the subjects at university.
Among the impressive flood of graduate
options which came his way, Deol said it
was particularly hard turning down
Oxford University's offer of a full
scholarship to study renaissance English.
"It was a gut-wrenching decision for
sure," he said. "But I've chosen to do what
my heart tells me and I have to be happy
with that."
Shaun Tanassee photo
Some of the UBC graduate students who will accompany Steve Alisharan
(standing, far left) to Hong Kong this summer include Deft to right) Xaiver
Rossinyol, William Cheong and Sean MacKenzie (front row), along with
Vince Wong, Carol Schram, Mike Prokop, Shauntelle Paul and Andrew
Wong. Catherine Vertesi (far right) is director of the faculty's Study
Abroad and Exchange Program.
Hong Kong experience
boosts competitive edge
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
This summer, 30 graduate students
from the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration will learn the
realities ofworkingin the Asia Pacific region.
The Commerce Masters' Program in
Hong Kong will take them to Hong Kong
June 27-July 31 for a hands-on look at
the management, marketing, financial
and human resources issues that are
part of the working environment in the
Pacific Rim.
"We have an obligation to educate
our students to the realities of working
in the Asia Pacific," said Assistant Dean
Catherine Vertesi, director of the
faculty's Study Abroad and Exchange
Program. "The only way we can build on
our competitive advantage in Vancouver
is by being there.
"This summer program enables us to
expose a larger number of graduate
students to business conditions and
opportunities that exist in the Pacific Rim."
The participating students have
already begun the education process.
Since April, they've been involved in
lectures at UBC covering the historical,
cultural and geographical nature of
Hong Kong and its people.
The students will be led by former
undergraduate program director and
teaching award winner Steve Alisharan,
along with three other faculty members:
John Claxton, Dev Jennings and David
Tse. A number of graduate students
from the University of Montreal and the
University of Toronto will also take part.
In Hong Kong, the students will
continue with the classroom component.
They will be taught by the three
Commerce faculty members, as well as
several professors from the three
business universities in Hong Kong. In
addition, they will break up into teams
of five and work on a consulting basis in
several Hong Kong businesses.
At the conclusion ofthe program, the
student teams will present their findings
to the companies involved, the three
UBC faculty members, and Ethel Davis,
director ofthe faculty's Master of Business
Administration (MBA) program.
The students will also soak up some
of the cultural aspects that the region
has to offer with field trips to Shanghai
and Ghang Zhou.
"By the time the MBA class of 1994
graduates, 50 per cent of the students
will have participated in some overseas
experience, either at summer school or
a full term abroad," said Vertesi. 6 UBC Reports • May 20,1993
20 named Wesbrook Scholars
Twenty students have been
named Wesbrook Scholars, an
honorary designaton for
outstanding achievement among
Hie awards are sponsored by
the Wesbrook Society, an
organization of the university's
major benefactors.
This year's Wesbrook Scholars
are: Laurel Baig, Arts; Janine
Benedet, Law; Tara Campbell,
Law/MBA; Eileen Cochien,
Science; Catherine Dauvergne,
Law; Adair Duncan, Education;
Christopher Eisner, Arts;
Martin Fandrich, Engineering;
Kelly Guggisberg, Medicine;
Joan Kam. Science; Kristian
Olson, Science; Heather Peters,
Science; Marko Riedel, Science;
Nadene Scoretz, Education;
Jasjeet Sekhon, Arts; Isabell
Vonder    Muhll.    Medicine;
Christine Watson, Arts; Alfred
Waugh, Architecture; Frederick
Weil, Education; and John
Ybema, Applied Science.
To be eligible, students must
be in their penultimate or final
year of undergraduate studies
or a professional program, stand
in the top 10 per cent of their
faculty or school, and
demonstrate the ability to serve,
work with, and lead others.
May 23 through June 19
Wednesday, May 26
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
MRI And The Knee. Guest
speaker from the Workers
Compensation Board. Eye Care
Centre, VGH, 910 W. 10th Ave. at
7am.  Call 875-4646.
Friday, May 28
Health Care/Epidemiology
Grand Rounds
Domestic Violence Program At
VGH Emergency. Ms. Kathleen
MacKay, social worker. VGH.
James Mather 253 from 9-10am.
Call 822-2772.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Challenging Issues In
Childhood Hearing Impairment.
Dr. Anton Miller, pediatrician, Ms.
Karin Rennert, audiologist; Ms.
Carolyn Graves, nurse specialist.
Hearing Disorders Program. G.F.
Strong Auditorium at 9am. Call
Friday, June 4
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Care For Marginalized Children.
Dr. Roy Holland. G.F. Strong
Auditorium at 9am. Call 875-2118.
Friday, June 11
Health Care /Epidemiology
Grand Rounds
Storyteller Meets Factfinders:
Case Of The Electronic Fetal
Monitor. Dr. Ken Bassett, medical
consultant, BC Office of Health
Technology Assessment. James
Mather 253 from 9-10am. Call
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Pulmonary Mechanics: Where
It's Coming From And Where We
Should Be Going. Dr. M.E. Wohl,
Boston. G.F. Strong Auditorium at
9am.  Call 875-2118.
Friday, June 18
Health Care/Epidemiology
Grand Rounds
Environmental Health In
Central And Eastern Europe. Dr.
Clyde Hertzman, associate
professor. Occupational/
Environmental  Health,   Health
Care/Epidemiology.      James
Mather 253 from 9-10am.    Call
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Topic TBA. Dr. Emily Ling,
staff neonatologlst, BC's Children's
Hospital. G.F. Strong Auditorium
at 9am.  Call 875-2118.
UBC Training/Development
MOST (Managerial and Other Skills Training Program) is
offering a series of courses to UBC employees in May/June.
For location and fee information, call 822-9644.
May 26, Performance Review
June 2, Conflict Resolution
June 8, Working With Cultural Diversity
June 9, Employee Relations I
June 10, Understanding Ourselves, Understanding Others
June 11, Records Management
June 15, UBC Work Place Policies
June 17, Introduction to Central Agencies
June 18, Conflict Resolution II
Monday, May 31
Biochemistry /Molecular
Biology Seminar
Control Of C-Jun
Phosphorylation During
Hematopoietic Differentiation. Dr.
Andrew Kraft, Hematology/
Oncology, U. of Alabama,
Birmingham. IRC #5 at 3:45pm.
Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-
Thursday, June 10
Fisheries Centre Seminar
Commercial Whaling: The
Issues Reconsidered. Dr. Peter
Larkin, professor emeritus,
Zoology/Resource Ecology. IRC
#6 from 7-10pm.  Call 822-2731.
Tuesday, May 25
Waste Management Course
Waste Management And The
Law-Eged 93-300A. Ministry of
Environment. From 9am-5pm
thru to May 26. $ 180 incl. course
materials/lunch.   Call 822-3347.
Thursday, May 27
Mathematics Colloquium
Complexity Theory For 3-
Dimensional Manifolds. Prof.
Sergei Matveev, U. of Chelyabinsk,
Russia. Math Annex 1100 at
3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm
in Room 1115. Call 822-2771.
Deadline for the June 17
issue of UBC Reports — which
covers the period June 20 to
July 17 — is noon, June 8.
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Students to add voice
to multicultural office
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
As one of few people of colour
in the classroom, Melanie
Charles says she is often singled
out to represent all black people,
despite being born and raised in
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"I believe that educators are
not intentionally insensitive, but
they can lack awareness
regarding racism and
stereotyping," said the fourth-
year Nursing student.
Rather than complain about
recurring misrepresentation of
ethnic groups within the
curriculum, Charles decided to
work toward change with the
help of UBC's Multicultural
Liaison Office (MLO).
The MLO promotes anti-
racism and a climate of equality,
equity and mutual respect in intercultural and ethnic relations.
"When I learned that the MLO
was advocating a student voice,
I thought it was a good
opportunity to contribute in a
positive way," Charles said.
Upon taking office last
September, MLO Director Joan
Anderson established a student
advisory committee to make
recommendations concerning
multiculturalism   and   race
relations. Members of the
committee also participate in
education, policy and research
committees composed of faculty,
staff and community volunteers.
"It was my hope that the
process of participation by many
groups on campus would
empower all members ofthe UBC
community to effect social
change," Anderson said.
She said that making the
advisory groups representative
of all constituencies on campus
was a vital step to developing a
long-term vision for the office
and for UBC.
Anderson credits the
committees with helping to build
partnerships within UBC and
the community and welcomes
the new 14-member student
advisory commitee as a strong,
articulate voice expressing the
priorities of UBC students.
"We have come together to
stimulate, promote and facilitate
initiatives for faculty, staff,
students and the wider
community        aimed at
understanding and eliminating
individual and systemic
discrimination," she said.
Planning The South
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This important presentation will deal with development issues affecting 600
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It will also provide information on the proposed NRC
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Former chancellor
honoured by alumni
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
Former UBC Chancellor
Robert Wyman has won the
Alumni Association's Award of
Distinction for 1993, one of four
awards presented by the
association each year.
A graduate of UBC's Faculty
of Commerce  and  Business
Administration,  Wyman  is  a
director  of
He has
served on the
council, as a
member of
the Board of
and is chair of UBC's World of
Opportunity fund-raising
campaign, the most successful
capital campaign ever
undertaken in Canada.
Other awards go to:
Paul Walters, winner of the
Outstanding Young Alumnus
Award, presented to an alumnus
under the age of 40. Walters has
been the president of Zeller's
stores since 1989, is the former
president of Simpson's and has
also held important posts with
the Hudson's Bay Co.
Nestor Korchinsky, assistant
prof, in the School of Human
Kinetics, winner of the Blythe
Eagles Volunteer Award. He
serves on the Homecoming
committee and the planning
committee for the new student
recreation centre and chairs the
management committee seeking
a television station for UBC. He
is also active in the campus
United Way campaign.
R.J. "Bus" Phillips, prof,
emeritus of Physical Education
and Recreation, receives the
Honorary Alumni Award. The
award is given to someone who
is not a graduate of UBC but who
has made a substantial
contribution to the Alumni
Stanley Hamilton, an
associate prof, in the Faculty of
Commerce and Business
Administration, wins the Faculty
Award for
service in
other than
has held
posts and served on university
committees and Senate.
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Around and About:    Summer beckons at UBC
by Ron Burke
As always, the UBC campus offers a
variety of summer pursuits.
You're never too old or too young for
music, according to the School of
Music. For the first time, the school
will present two, one-week music
camps in July, for Grade Five
elementary students through to adults
at all skill levels. There are program
streams in concert band, orchestra,
jazz band, mixed choir and vocal jazz.
For students wishing to stay on
campus during the week,
accommodation in student residences
is available. The schedule includes
daily recreational activities and evening
social programs and recitals.
Two camps are offered, both Sunday
through Friday. The first runs July 4
to 9, the second July 11 to 16. Tuition
is $295 for day students or $400 with
accommodation.  Both prices include
For a complete brochure and
application form, call the UBC School
of Music at 822-3113.
Need we say more? These campus
gems are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m., with tours on Wednesday at 1
p.m.  Be sure to check out Nitobe
Garden (822-6038) which re-opened
April 1 after a $1-million renovation,
plus all the colour of the theme gardens
in the Botanical Garden (822-1208).
There is also a variety of Saturday and
weeknight courses, including Plants for the
Shade and AU About Ferns (822-3928).
Like the gardens, this attraction
needs no introduction.  Along with the
ongoing displays, including the Koerner
Ceramics Gallery, this summer the
museum features an exhibit entitled A
Rare Flower: A Century of Cantonese
Opera in Canada.  Current hours are
11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through
Sunday. Summer hours, in effect from
July 1 to Sept. 6, are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Wednesday through Sunday, and 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Admission
is free after 5 p.m. on Tuesday during
summer hours, and all day Tuesday
the rest of the year. For more
information, call 822-5087.
Throughout June the gallery
features recent sculptures by Toronto
artist Tom Dean.  Curator Scott Watson
UBC's world-famous Nitobe Memorial Garden is open
again, following a $1-million renovation during the
winter. The garden is considered the world's finest
Japanese garden outside of Japan and is open from 10
Martin Dee photo
am to 6 pm daily. Admission is $2 for adults, $1.25 for
seniors and college and highschool students, and $1 for
elementary school students. For more information call
describes Dean as a key player in the
neo-dada Toronto-Vancouver axis of
the early 1970s.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5
p.m. on Saturday.  Admission is free.
The gallery will close for July and
August.  For more information, call
The suspense-filled play Wait Until
Dark, made famous by the classic
movie starring Audrey Hepburn, kicks
off Theatre's summer season on June
3.  Performances begin at 8 p.m. in the
Dorothy Somerset Studio.
The Summer Players lighten the
mood with the musical You're a Good
Man, Charlie Brown, opening June 17,
and What I Did Last Summer, a
coming-of-age play opening July 8.
Both productions are in the Frederic
Wood Theatre.  For tickets and
information, call 822-2678.
Walking tours are a great way to
learn more about the university or
simply enjoy UBC's scenic campus.
Drop-in tours leave SUB weekdays at
10 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Group and
specialized tours, plus other times, are
also available.  For more information or
to book a tour, call 822-3777.
Down at the south end of
Wesbrook Mall, the Dairy Barn
draws more than 3,000 people each
summer with its tour program.   Start
times for the 45-minute tours are
9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.
and 3 p.m.   Young and old alike will
get a kick out of close-up looks at
cows and calves, and 2 p.m. and 3
p.m. tours include observation of
cow milking.   The barn is wheelchair
accessible and special needs groups
are welcome.   Tours must be booked
one week in advance by calling 822-
Hikers will enjoy the 32 kilometres of
foot trails running through UBC's
5,150-hectare research forest in Maple
Ridge. Odds are you'll spot some
wildlife during your visit, but remember
to leave the dogs and bikes at home.
For more information, call 463-8148.
Congregation may seem early to be
talking about Homecoming, centred
around the October 2 weekend, but
planning is well underway for the
event.  Billed as B.C.'s Biggest Family
Reunion, this year's program includes
class reunions, a family day in the
student residences, sporting events and
a speaker series.  For more
information, call the Alumni
Association at 822-3313.
Unsung campus heroes win awards for service
by Abe Hefter	
Staff writer
Five members of the campus
community are this year's winners ofthe
President's Service Award for Excellence,
presented in recognition of outstanding
contributions to the university.
Each winner will receive a gold medal
and $5,000 at award presentations during
spring Congregation ceremonies.
John Dennison, a professor in Adult
and Higher Education who joined UBC in
1962, has been a member of Senate since
1974 and has served as chair of the
Tributes Committee for nine years.
He has also served on the Budget
Committee, the President's Advisory
Committee on Retrenchment, and
numerous other committees.
For almost 20 years, he has been
university mace-bearer and chief marshal
at Congregation and has been the regular
master of ceremonies of special events such
as the Alma Mater Society's "Just Desserts."
Mavis Dunsford began her career at
UBC more than 21 years ago, most recently
ser\rtngasunciergraduate administrative clerk
in the School of Nursing.
She fills a multitude of student-related
responsibilities in this position, and goes
out of her way to lend all those around her
a helping hand in her friendly,
approachable manner.
Outside of UBC,
she contributes to
her community as
an animal lover
and church choir
director and was
instrumental in
starting up a Youth
Riding Group in
Surrey. She is also
an active member
of the Reifel Bird
Joan King
joined the Ceremonies Office as a secretary
in 1969. In 1987, she became assistant
to the director and last year was appointed
Over the years, the Ceremonies Office,
largely due to her, has operated like a
finely tuned machine. Although she
spends many extra hours ensuring that
every ceremonial detail is covered, she
does so effortlessly and with zest and
In 1990, she was awarded a UBC 75th
Anniversary Medal for extraordinary
service to the community and this year
received the Commemorative Medal for
the 125th anniversary of Canadian
Confederation for her community
contributions. She is one of the first
women at UBC to
be made an
honorary member
of the Big Block
Gail Robertson
joined the Faculty
of Commerce and
Administration in
1968 and is the
manager of the
faculty and serves
on the dean's executive committee.
Called a gifted strategist by those who
work with her, Robertson has implemented
several programs, including the attendance
recognition program which has improved
staff attendance, a new telephone system
and the word processing centre.
She has served on a number of
university committees, including the
Labour Committee and the President's
Advisory Committee on the Management
and Professional Staff Terms and
Conditions handbook.
In 1991, she received the Alma Mater    "*
Just Desserts Award for services to
students on  the UBC campus.    The
following year she won the Commerce
Undergraduate Society Service Award.
Geoffrey Scudder. a professor in the
Dept. of Zoology who served as department
head for 15 years, has made an
outstanding contribution to the university
as well as national and international
communities. He has chaired many UBC
committees, including the Senate
Academic Building Needs Committee.
At the national level, he has served as
president of the Canadian Society of
Zoologists, chair ofthe Canadian Council
of Biology Chairmen, as an advisor to the
National Museums of Canada and
Agriculture Canada and is currently
president ofthe Pacific Science Congress.
In addition to administrative service,
he is an excellent teacher and recipient of
a Master Teacher Award.


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