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 January 21, 1981
Volume 27, Number 2
UBC awarded big share of key
research grants from Ottawa
About one-quarter of research
grants for projects critical to the
national interest have been awarded
by Ottawa's primary research funding
agency to UBC.
The Natural Sciences and
Engineering Council says "the strategic
grants in areas of national concern"
A spouted bed that keeps coal particles in constant motion is used by a research
team in UBC's Department of Chemical Engineering. The group has received a
$68,000 strategic grant to help try to solve problems in energy production.
New computer
UBC's computing capacity increased
by 65 per cent last weekend with the
installation of a new machine that is
at "the leading edge of the art,"
according to Computing Centre
director Al Fowler.
UBC traded in its Amdahl 470 V6
II model and paid $1.3 million to
acquire the new Amdahl 4070 V8. If
the new computer had been purchased
without a trade-in it would have cost
$2.5 million.
The old computer's system was fully
loaded, Fowler said. "The new
machine will relieve the strain on the
system and provide for added use over
the next two years."
Installation of the new computer
will maintain UBC's position as one of
Canada's leading computing centres,
Fowler added. The centre is open
seven days a week and operates on a
round-the-clock basis for five days a
Faculty research, and research and
development carried out by the
Computing Centre itself account for
about 60 per cent of computer time.
About 25 per cent of capacity is used
by students as part of academic
courses and the balance is used for
UBC administrative purposes.
aim at contributing to understanding
or solving problems in
communications, energy, food
production, oceans and poisoning of
the environment.
Forty-six of the 200 grants
announced by the council went to
UBC researchers in competition with
more than 30 other Canadian
The UBC grants represent more
than $2 million of the total value of
$8.3 million awarded by the council.
Some of the projects:
• Solving problems involved in
using nuclear fusion rather than the
conventional fission as an energy
source, Profs. A.J. Barnard and
Jochen Meyer, physics department;
• Applying a new method to
overcome problems in using some B.C.
coals as a source of fuels, a group in
the chemical engineering department
led by Prof. Norman Epstein;
• Develop a new battery based on
the metal molybdenum, which B.C.
has in abundance, to eliminate the
weight problem now associated with
conventional lead batteries, Prof.
Rudy Haering, physics department;
• Develop a more efficient method
of testing for agents that cause cancer,
mutations and birth defects, Dr.
Thomas A. Grigliatti, zoology
• Improving water quality by
detoxifying pulp mill effluent, Prof.
James Kutney, chemistry department;
• Design of off-shore structure in
shallow water, Dr. M.S.G\ Isaacson,
civil engineering department;
• Study of intermediate and large-
scale motions in the Northeast Pacific
Ocean, Dr. L.A. Mysak, oceanography
• Managing coho salmon in the
Gulf of Georgia, Prof. Peter Larkin,
zoology department.
Paul Bullen, chief accountant,
Department of Finance, and Ken
Andrews, an electrician for Physical
Plant, have been re-elected to serve on
the Board of Directors of the
employed staff pension plan. It is the
fifth two-year term for each.
Traffic hours change
If your car is towed away for
improper parking, make sure you
claim it at the traffic office, 3030
Wesbrook Mall, before 6 p.m. It's
either that or wait until the next
New hours for the traffic office are
7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through
Friday. The office will be closed on
weekends and holidays.
The new hours came into effect Jan.
10 in the interests of economy, and
practicality. "Evenings and weekends
have always been slow," said a
spokesperson for the office. "Some
Sundays we've had as few as one or
two people come in."
Old hours were 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.,
seven days a week.
The spokesperson said the office
often was busy first thing in the
morning, issuing temporary parking
passes for students, faculty and staff
who were driving a different car for a
short period.
"There were often drivers waiting
for us to open the door, so this half-
hour earlier start should be a welcome
The new hours are for the traffic
office only and do not involve the
security patrol. UBC Reports January 21, 1981
Volcanic Far Mountain forms part of Ilgatchuz Ecological Reserve in Chilcotin
district of British Columbia.
Ecologists meet here
The 13th annual general meeting of
the Ecological Reserves Committee of
B.C. will be held in Salons A, B and
6th 'Mould'
open to all
Physical and mental fitness is the
theme of this year's "Breaking the
Mould" conference at the University
on the afternoon of Jan. 22.
Although this sixth annual
conference is primarily for teachers, it
is open to all. It is free, advance
registration is not required, and it
runs from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in
the Scarfe Building.
Following the keynote address by
Vancouver alderwoman May Brown,
those attending will have a choice of
14 workshops or seminars, in four
general areas—stress, nutrition, fitness
and lifeskills.
The hour-long workshops are on
such topics as Stressful Situations in
Classroom Teaching and Skills for
Coping with Them, Does Advertising
Undermine Our Nutrition Fitness?,
Facts and Fantasy of Our Own
Nutrition, Smoking Cessation, and
Making the Most of Yourself—Career
Planning and Job Opportunities.
The conference winds up with a
panel discussion on fitness and the
The conference is sponsored by the
UBC Faculty of Education. Further
information is available through Prof.
Penny Gouldstone at 228-6200.
C of the UBC Faculty Club this Friday
(Jan. 23) starting at 10 a.m.
The occasion marks the 10th
anniversary of the passage of the
Ecological Reserves Act (1971) and the
man who shepherded the bill through
the Legislature, Ray Williston, will be
at the meeting.
The meeting will be opened by
Douglas Kenny, UBC president.
Vladimir Krajina, honorary
professor of botany and an original
member of the reserves committee,
said 100 reserves have been established
in 10 years, and 20 more proposals
will be discussed on Friday.
The 100th reserve, 101 hectares on
the north end of Osoyoos Lake in the
Okanagan, was proclaimed on Dec. 18
by James Chabot, minister of lands,
parks and housing.
The ecological reserves are areas
that will be left in their natural
state —no logging, hunting, fishing or
other activity that might alter the
balance of nature.
Friday's meeting, at which colored
slides of proposed new reserves will be
shown, is open to all.
1,500 turned away,
Kenny tells Rotary
UBC turned away more than 1,500
students in September who were
qualified academically to enter the
University, Douglas Kenny told the
Rotary Club of Vancouver Tuesday
(Jan. 20).
"We are in a growth position," the
UBC president said. "You should know
that again this year we have another
record full-time enrolment . . . yet
because of lack of space or lack of
human resources, UBC this past fall
had to turn away 1,541 students who
were academically qualified to enter
our University."
Dr. Kenny also noted that
registrations for continuing education
programs for the past year were at an
all-time high of close to 100,000, "one
of the largest such programs in North
"It is solid evidence that people are
aware that our changing society is
going to make lifelong learning
imperative," he said. "People are
seeking to upgrade their skills, change
vocations or find a new orientation for
their lengthening lives."
President Kenny also told Rotarians
that many students at UBC were
breaking with the tradition of going to
University for four or five consecutive
years immediately after leaving
secondary school. Many went to work
for a period first, or interrupted their
studies to take a year or more away.
As a result, he said, one student in
every three at UBC was over the age of
25. Fifteen years ago, it was one in
But Dr. Kenny said he was
concerned that only about 14 per cent
of British Columbia's 18-to-24-year-
olds are enrolled in post-secondary
education. By comparison, he said,
the percentage in Alberta is 17.
Ontario is 20, Japan 38 and the
United States 50.
"One of the goals for our provincial
education system should be to get
British Columbia's participation rate
in post-secondary education at least up
to the current national average of 19
per cent."
Dr. Kenny said there was a
concentration of brain power of world
class stature at UBC, but the
University was losing some of its top
faculty members to other universities
or private industry because of salaries.
"And just as it affects other people
and other organizations, the high price
of Vancouver real estate is costing us
some bright young professors who
cannot afford to move here," he said.
The UBC president said he was in
the process of cutting $2.1 million out
of the current budget base.
"This brings to almost $7 million
the amount of money we have had to
remove from the operating budget of
the University in the last five years.
"Being the eternal optimist, and
believing in the quality of education
which UBC provides this province, I
still hope that this will be the year that
the government at least gives us a
provincial operating grant which meets
inflationary costs.
"We need adequate provincial
funding because we are delivering the
goods —the provision of quality
education to growing numbers of
Failure rate
up slightly
in English
The failure rate among the 3,911
students who wrote UBC's compulsory
English comprehension test at
Christmas was 46 per cent.
The 1980 failure rate was slightly
higher than the 1979 rate of 44 per
cent, according to associate professor
of English Dr. Herbert Rosengarten.
He said that one of the chief values
of the test is to make failing students
aware that they are weak in English
composition and require remedial
The English department no longer
provides remedial classes, which now
are available to students through the
University's Centre for Continuing
Dr. Rosengarten added that more
than half of those who failed the
Christmas exam would successfully
pass final exams next April. A failure
rate of about 20 per cent was recorded
last year for April exams.
Strike vote favored by TA union
A strike vote is planned for Jan. 28
by the new union of teaching assistants
at UBC (officially Local 2278 of the
Canadian Union of Public Employees).
The TA union is attempting to
negotiate a first contract with the
University. Talks have been at a
stalemate since early December on the
question of union security. All other
issues have been resolved.
A union spokesperson said about 80
per cent of the approximately 100
union members attending a meeting
last Thursday voted in favor of
holding an official strike vote, which
would be supervised by the Labor
Relations Board.
All 1,100 teaching assistants and
markers at UBC, whether they belong
to the union or not, are eligible to
take part in the strike vote. UBC Reports January 21, 1981
Prof. Jim Russell of UBC's classics department is eyeball to eyeball wiih a bust of Julius Caesar, one uf several pieces of
sculpture on display in an exhibit entitled "Images of Imperial Power: Coins, Keys, Seals,  Weights and Sculptures from
the Roman and Byzantine Courts, " which opened yesterday at UBC's Museum of Anthropology. Prof. Russell arranged for
the exhibit, which continues until March. 15.
350 attend service for Davidsons
Some 350 colleagues and friends
gathered in the Recital Hall of UBC's
Music Building Jan. 13 for a memorial
service for Park and Sheena Davidson,
both members of the UBC faculty who
were killed in a highway crash in
B.C.'s southern Interior on Dec. 21.
Prof. Davidson was head of UBC's
clinical psychology program and Mrs.
Davidson was an assistant professor in
the School of Nursing.
Dr. Kenneth Craig, a colleague of
Prof. Davidson's in the psychology
department, eulogized Prof. Davidson
as a man who excelled "as professor,
scientist, psychologist, father and
friend," and whose life revealed
"grand visions combined with a
marvellous capacity to execute them,
and a humanitarian dedication to
He said that Prof. Davidson, who
joined UBC in 1973 to develop clinical
psychology, had in a short period of
time taken "a little known program to
the stature of one of the best and most
respected in Canada."
He also commented on Prof.
Davidson's activities as a member and
president of a number of professional
organizations, his editorship of the
Canadian Journal of Behavioural
Science, and his humor and "skill in
communicating important messages"
as the author of numerous papers.
Nursing school instructor Donelda
Ellis said Mrs. Davidson was "a model
of energy and integrity" who was
"immersed in (a) quest for new
knowledge and the sharing and
application of that knowledge to
improve teaching and patient care."
She also commented on Mrs.
Davidson's activities as a co-author
and co-editor of scholarly papers and
a book and as a "vital member" of the
active involvement in professional
organizations, her teaching ability and
her "conscientious desire" to improve
the environment of the School of
board of the Maternal Health Society
in which she "not only provided
expertise and leadership but devoted
many hours to writing, editing and
preparing (material) for publication in
the Maternal Health News."
She also drew attention to Mrs.
Davidson's dedication to the
improvement of her profession through
Julie's Special gone
If you have eaten in the Faculty
Club snack bar in the new year, you'll
have noticed a change.
"Julie's Special," a nine-year
tradition, has been replaced on the
menu by "Manager's Special." Julie
Winchcombe, who joined the Faculty
Club staff 14 years ago as a waitress
and who became the snack bar cook
four years later, retired at the end of
Aggies mark
65th birthday
Calling all Aggies ... A wine and
cheese party is being held on Jan. 28
to celebrate the 65th birthday of the
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. All
members of the agricultural sciences
faculty (students, faculty, staff and
past grads) are invited to join the
festivities which will take place at Cecil
Green Park from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.
It's all free of charge and organizers
say it will be a good chance for grads
and currently enrolled students to get
together and share ideas. If you want
to know more about the event, contact
J. Ottalbran or B. Johnston at
"The daily special was originally
called the manager's special," says the
club's associate manager, Ed Puis,
"but Julie was planning the menus and
coming up with the ideas for the
meals, so we decided to use her
Ms. Winchcombe was scheduled to
retire at the end of October last year,
but was asked to stay on until the end
of the year to help out during the busy
Christmas season.
She and Margaret Salvona, who
retired after 18 years on staff, were
honored at the Faculty Club's annual
Christmas party. Each received a
sterling silver serving dish in
appreciation of their years of service.
Ms. Salvona, who also started as a
waitress, was head hostess for her last
14 years at the club.
Also honored at the gathering were
11 other members of the Faculty
Club's 10-year club: Ise Duffek,
housekeeper; Werner Schmidt, sous
chef; Erich Schmieg, chef; Margaret
Whalley and Patricia Lenney,
cashiers; Nora Laird, head hostess;
Maggie Mann, sous chef in charge of
cold kitchen; David Willie, receiver;
Patrick Carpentier, maitre d'; Ed Puis,
associate manager; Dick Hansen,
general manager.
A university vastly changed from
what it was 10 years ago is described
in the latest annual report of the
University of British Columbia.
"The composition of the student
body, the structure of the curriculum,
and the physical appearance of the
University of B.C. have altered out of
all recognition during this 10-year
period," notes President Douglas
Kenny in his 60-page report to the
University's Senate and Board of
Governors for the 12 months to Aug.
31, 1980.
Dr. Kenny characterized the decade
of the 1970s as a unique period in
which universities everywhere had to
adjust to changing circumstances and
seek self-renewal and a new sense of
purpose. The last half of the 1970s
brought a constant battle against
inflation and under-funding, President
Kenny says. "It seems inexplicable that
at a time when this province and
nation face so many new intellectual
challenges, this University, along with
other universities in Canada, is forced
to embark on self-justification in order
to secure its position in provincial and
national priorities."
In the decade 1969-70 to 1979-80,
daytime winter session enrolment
increased by 11.5 per cent from
20,767 to 23,616 students. In 1979-80
the total number of registrations for
all UBC's academic and continuing
education programs was 117,010,
made up of 84,403 who participated
in continuing education courses and a
record 32,607 who were registered for
academic programs. All three major
academic sessions showed increased
registrations over the previous year.
The number of women enrolled at
the undergraduate level increased
from 39 to 47 per cent in the decade.
At the graduate level, women now
make up 41 per cent of those
registered for master's degrees,
compared to 26 per cent in 1969-70;
and the percentage enrolled for
doctoral degrees has increased from 16
to 28 over the decade.
A record 3,951 students received
academic degrees at UBC's annual
Congregation held in the spring.
Among those graduating was the first
blind student to earn the academic
degree of Doctor of Philosophy at
President Kenny says he is proud
that UBC, unlike many universities
and colleges in the 1970s faced with
decreasing enrolments, did not lower
its standards for admission or
academic quality. "Indeed, it can
probably be said that we are the only
university in Canada which opted to
raise its admission standards in the
1970s," he says. New requirements are
being phased in and will be fully in
place this September.
"I remain confident that the efforts
we are making to upgrade educational
quality by imposing higher entrance
requirements and insisting on high
standards of achievement by our
students and faculty will be reflected
in continued public support and
enrolment increases in the 1980s." UBC Reports January 21, 1981
'He will be
Funeral services were held Jan. 9 for
Stanley Weston, a member of the
Board of Governors of the University
and an internationally known land
reclamation and soil erosion expert.
Mr. Weston died suddenly from a
heart attack at his home at 1850
Southwest Marine Drive Jan. 6. He
was 64.
UBC's president, Dr. Douglas
Kenny, characterized Mr. Weston as a
"loyal alumnus of the University who
gave unselfishly of his time to assist his
alma mater since his appointment to
the Board of Governors in 1979.
"His many years of experience as an
internationally known soils reclamation
expert were of great assistance to the
University in developing a plan of
action to cope with erosion on the
Point Grey cliffs below the campus.
"It was characteristic of Mr. Weston
that he was able to draw many diverse
groups together to agree on a
concerted plan of action for this
particular project. He will be sadly
missed by his many University and
community friends."
Mr. Weston was appointed
chairman of the UBC Board of
Governors' property committee when
the Board held its last meeting of 1980
on Dec. 2.
Born in Revelstoke, B.C., in 1916,
Mr. Weston graduated from UBC in
1939 with the degree of Bachelor of
Science in Agriculture.
As a student he was associated with
one of UBC's early success stories. He
worked on the test plots initiated by a
group of UBC agriculture professors
which led to the development of a
variety of alfalfa rhizoma, which is
now the premier animal-forage crop in
North America and the largest acreage
crop in B.C.
Mr. Weston incorporated the crop
into his work on land reclamation.
Following graduation from UBC,
Mr. Weston went to Malaya as an
advisory officer to a fertilizer firm. He
joined the Malayan Volunteer Forces
in 1940 when war broke out in the Far
East and was a prisoner of war of the
Japanese from 1941 to 1945, when he
returned to Vancouver.
Throughout the 1950s and most of
the 1960s, Mr. Weston operated a
large farm in the Peace River area of
B.C. In 1958 he was awarded the
world championship for forage crop
seeds at the Royal Winter Fair in
Mr. Weston served as a consultant
to a number of North American
mining companies on land reclamation
projects and also undertook
assignments abroad on food production
under the Colombo Plan and for the
UN Food and Agriculture
Organization and the Canadian
International Development Agency.
Mr. Weston is survived by his wife,
Isabel, and one son, John, a student at
Harvard University.
Prof. Peter Pearse . . . combines forestry lectures with fisheries inquiry.
Fisheries study now for Pearse
Prof. Peter Pearse, a leading
Canadian resource economist, has
been appointed a commissioner under
the federal Inquiries Act to carry out a
study of west coast fisheries and make
recommendations on how to deal with
the problems of the industry.
Prof. Pearse, who holds joint
appointments in the UBC arts faculty's
economics department and the Faculty
of Forestry, has already had an impact
on the B.C. forest industry as the sole
commissioner on forest resources in
His report to the provincial
government led to the passing of a
Professor dead at 42
A memorial service was held
Saturday (Jan. 17) for Dr. Ronald C.
Riddell, a 15-year member of the UBC
mathematics department, who died of
leukemia on Jan. 12 at the age of 42.
The service took place at Cecil Green
A native of Montreal, Dr. Riddell
received his bachelor's degree with
combined honors in English and
mathematics from UBC in 1960.
Plans readied
for Open House
Hosts of UBC's Open House this
year are the Faculties of Agricultural
Sciences, Applied Science and
The event will be Friday, March 6,
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday,
March 7, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. "Resource
Management — Planning Today for
Tomorrow" is the theme.
A heavy turn-out of high school and
first-year college and university
students is expected, particularly on
Friday. Planning is well under way by
an executive committee headed by
engineering student Don Moore.
This is the second year of UBC's
new Open House format. Each year
one-third of the University hosts the
event. Last year it was the health
sciences. Next year it will be the
Faculties of Arts, Commerce and
Business Administration, Education,
Law and Science.
Under a scheme aimed at training
future university teachers, Dr. Riddell
was awarded a fellowship by the
Woodrow Wilson Foundation which
took him to the University of Chicago,
where he received the degree of Master
of Science in 1961.
He was a research assistant in the
mathematics department at the
University of California from 1963 to
1965 and was awarded the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy by that university
in 1965.
Regarded as an outstanding
researcher, Dr. Riddell had recently
developed a new mathematical
framework to explain the success of
numerical calculations of scientists of
the higher energy levels of atoms and
molecules, work which was considered
a promising start on the solution of a
problem of fundamental scientific
He also made significant
contributions to the history of
mathematics and mathematical physics.
A recent publication on the history of
the theories of planetary motion has
been described as "demanding an
entire re-thinking of the history of
mathematical astronomy."
Dr. Riddell is survived by his wife
Gail, a program supervisor in UBC's
Centre for Continuing Education;
children Colin and Darcy; his mother,
Mrs. Alison Riddell; and a brother,
Neil, all of Vancouver.
new Forest Act and a significant
upgrading of the B.C. forest service.
He was also the co-author last fall of a
preliminary report on B.C. fisheries
which recommended a thorough
review of fishing on the west coast.
His new study charges him with
making recommendations on the
condition, management and utilization
of the Pacific Coast fisheries. He has
been asked to submit a preliminary
report by Aug. 1 and a final report by
Dec. 31 to federal fisheries and oceans
minister Romeo Le Blanc, who
announced the commission in Ottawa
last week.
Meanwhile, Prof. Pearse will
continue a series of lectures to forestry
students on resource management
begun in the second term in the
television studio operated by UBC's
audio-visual department in the Library
Processing Centre (above).
The lectures are being videotaped
for use in the forestry faculty's
expanded continuing education
program designed to upgrade to
degree level the qualifications of forest
technicians and to keep professional
foresters abreast of the latest
developments in their discipline.
Popular food
worker dies
George McGee, a familiar figure on
the UBC campus for 35 years as a
member of the Department of Food
Services, died Jan. 6 at the age of 64.
A memorial service was held on Jan.
Small and peppery, George McGee
was a popular member of the food
services staff and knew almost every
facet of that department's operations.
He was a senior commissary assistant
when he retired in May, 1979.
He is survived by two brothers, John
and Alex; two sisters, Isabel McGee
and Peggy Cousens; and several nieces
and nephews, all of Vancouver.
i UBC Reports January 21, 1981
UBC enrolment at record high
UBC's 1980-81 fiscal year enrolment
stands at an all-time high of 33,113
students, an increase of 1.6 per cent
over 1979-80, when 32,607 were
The enrolment total for the current
fiscal year was boosted by increased
registrations for two of UBC's three
major academic sessions —the 1980
spring session and the current 1980-81
winter session. The 1980 summer
session showed a slight decline in
registrations to 3,917 students
compared to 4,153 in 1979.
UBC bases its total enrolment on the
fiscal year, which runs from April 1
each year to the following March 31,
for the purpose of reporting official
figures to the Universities Council of
B.C., the body that acts as an
intermediary between the three public
universities and the provincial
UBC's total enrolment of 33,113 in
1980-81 is the total of the following
enrolments in the period April 1,
Coin expert 1st speaker
for Vancouver Institute
Lectures on psychology, literature,
medicine, philosophy and law
highlight the spring series of talks
sponsored by the Vancouver Institute
beginning on Jan .31.
The free, Saturday night lecture
series, which will continue until April
25, is held in Lecture Hall 2 of the
Woodward Building in the Health
Sciences Centre complex on the
campus. All lectures begin at 8:15
Dr. Colin Kraay of Oxford
University and one of the world's
leading coin experts leads off the
spring series Jan. 31 with a lecture
entitled "The Coinage of Athens and
the Ancient World." He will visit UBC
as a Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting
In subsequent weeks, lecture topics
will include:
— A description of a new type of
brain-scanning device to be installed
soon in the acute care unit of UBC's
Health Sciences Centre to be given by
Dr. Brian Pate, associate director of
the TRIUMF project;
— The threat of overpopulation, by
Dr. Richard J. Blandau of the
University of Washington;
— Biofeedback and behavioral
medicine, by Prof. Gary Schwartz of
Yale University;
— The mystique of the detective
story, by British author Julian Symons;
— The role of the courts in the
1980s, by Lord Diplock of Wansford,
senior Lord of Appeal in the British
House of Lords.
— The annual Vancouver Sun
lecture will be delivered on April 4 by
a speaker to be announced.
A brochure listing all spring
Vancouver Institute lecturers and their
topics is available from UBC
Information Services, 228-3131.
UBC, UVic make music
Two for the price of one. That's
what you'll get if you attend the joint
concert of the UBC and UVic concert
bands Feb. 5, 8 p.m., in the Old
The concert, the first collaboration
between the two university bands, will
feature Moussorgsky's Pictures at an
Exhibition as well as pieces performed
separately by the two bands. The
concert is free and no reservations are
The two bands will perform at the
University of Victoria on Feb. 4,
directed by UVic conductor Jesse
Read, and will be directed on the Feb.
5 performance at UBC by Martin
Berinbaum, an    assistant professor in
UBC's music department.
The joint concerts mark the end of
the UBC band's first tour of
Vancouver Island. The band will be
touring the Island from Jan. 31 to
Feb. 4, giving public concerts and
presenting school workshops for local
music students in Nanaimo, Port
Alberni, Duncan and Parksville.
1980, to March 31, 1981 (1979-80
figures in brackets): 1980 spring
session - 3,015 (2,757); 1980 summer
session - 3,917 (4,153); 1980-81
daytime winter session - 23,604
(23,161); 1980-81 evening winter
session - 1,282 (1,183); and 1980-81
Guided Independent Study
(correspondence courses offered
through the Centre for Continuing
Education) - 1,295 (1,353).
Noteworthy features of UBC's
1980-81 daytime winter session
enrolment are a continued increase in
the number of women and the number
of part-time students enrolling and a
significant increase of 6.8 per cent in
the size of the first-year class.
Of the total enrolment for the
current daytime winter session (up 1.9
per cent over 1979-80), 45.8 per cent
are women and 16.2 per cent are
enrolled for 11 or fewer units and are
classified as part-time students. In
1979-80, women made up 45.6 per
cent of daytime enrolment and 15.9
were classified as part-time students.
Looked at on a fiscal year basis,
UBC's part-time student enrolment
remained stable at 40.3 per cent in
1980-81, but the number of part-
timers increased from 13,139 in
1979-80 to 13,335 in the current fiscal
year because of the overall enrolment
And over a five-year period, the
winter-session percentage of part-
timers has increased significantly from
11.9 in 1976-77 to 16.2 in the current
fiscal year.
A total of 3,617 students make up
UBC's first-year class in the current
winter session, an increase of 6.8 per
cent over the previous year. This is the
result of UBC registering a slightly
higher percentage of grade 12 students
than in the previous year and ends a
decline of recent years in the so-called
"participation rate," the percentage of
18-24-year-olds who enrol.
Virtually every degree program
offered by the University showed an
increase for the current daytime winter
session, with large increases being
experienced in engineering programs
in applied science (up 11.6 per cent),
forestry (up 17.5 per cent), medicine
(up nearly 15 per cent) and arts (up
4.6 per cent).
Undergraduate enrolments for the
current winter session increased by 1.5
per cent and enrolment at the
graduate level was up 4.5 per cent, all
at the master's level with doctoral
enrolments remaining essentially
Reminder: Calendar NOT weekly
Readers are reminded that UBC
Calendar, the listing of events on
campus, is produced now every two
weeks instead of weekly, as pages 7
and 8 of the new UBC Reports.
It is one economy we have made to
cut the publishing budget in the
Department of Information Services.
For example, the Calendar in this
edition is for events taking place the
weeks of Jan. 25-31 and Feb. 1-7.
Our next paper, on Feb. 4, will list
events for the weeks Feb. 8-14 and
Feb. 15-21. The deadline for those
listings is Jan. 29.
By eliminating the separate
publication of the Calendar on the
non-UBC Reports Wednesdays,
considerable savings have been
achieved in printing and preparation
costs, and in the cost of mailing.
As a further economy, UBC Reports
will be printed on ordinary newsprint
starting next month, not on the
heavier, whiter paper of this edition.
Our printer is awaiting a shipment of
the cheaper paper; he already is
charging us the lower rate.
These two economies mean we can
double UBC Reports to eight pages
from four and still pare the budget.
In conjunction with these changes in
UBC Reports, there has been some
shuffling of responsibilities within
Information Services, and the paper's
editor now is Al Hunter. Lorie
Chortyk is assistant editor and is in
charge of UBC Calendar. Jim
Banham, while taking on new duties
within the department, becomes a
contributing editor to UBC Reports.
Dr Harold Copp
BOG honors
Harold Copp
Of all the honors that have been
heaped on him in recent years for his
contributions to medical science, the
one that appears to please Dr. Harold
Copp the most is the decision to attach
his name to one of the three Basic
Medical Sciences Buildings in the
McCreary Health Sciences Centre.
Block A of that trio of buildings was
officially renamed The D. Harold
Copp Building by the Board of
Governors in December on the
recommendation of dean of medicine
Dr. William Webber. Appropriately,
the building houses the Department of
Physiology, which Dr. Copp headed
from the time UBC's medical school
was organized in 1950 until he retired
last year.
Dr. Copp is, of course,
internationally known for his research
on calcium regulation and his
discovery of the hormone calcitonin,
which is now being used all over the
world in the treatment of a number of
bone diseases.
Not only did Dr. Copp discover the
hormone, which regulates calcium
levels in the blood, he also showed
that it was secreted by the
ultimobranchial glands of lower
vertebrates, glands which had no
known function hitherto. (A proposal
by Dr. Copp to name the hormone
"ultimobranchial calcitonin," which
would have resulted in the use of the
acronym UBC to describe it, came to
The first pure calcitonin was
extracted from the glands of more
than half a million B.C. salmon
supplied by the Canadian Fishing Co.
This was made possible by the cooperation of UBC graduate and
chancellor emeritus   Donovan Miller,
one of the company's top executives.
Retirement as head of physiology
hasn't meant the end of Dr. Copp's
research career, however. He's still
actively engaged in what he describes
as his "favorite hobby" — research on
calcium regulation. UBC Reports January 21, 1981
Prevention the key in sports medicine
Another arrow has been added to
the quiver of health sciences specialties
taught at the University of British
Columbia with the establishment of a
Division of Sports Medicine within the
University's Faculty of Medicine.
But don't get the idea that the
medical experts who staff the new
division will be exclusively concerned
with the treatment of athletic injuries
such as "tennis elbow" or "jogger's
They're even more involved in the
concepts of preventive medicine and
the training of a wide variety of
students who will deliver community
health and fitness programs aimed at
keeping the cost of medical care under
Traditionally, says Dr. Douglas
Clement, one of the three fulltime
members of the new division, medicine
has emphasized the diagnosis and
treatment of pathological or disease
"Today," he adds, "there's a new
emphasis on the prevention of disease
and physical disabilities through
lifestyle modification. That's the whole
point of fitness and health promotion
programs such as the federal
government's Participaction scheme.
From the cost point of view, it's a lot
more economical to keep individuals
functioning normally than to treat
them for chronic disease conditions."
The three fulltime members of the
division, which is part of the medical
school's Department of Family
Practice, are Dr. Clement, Dr. Jack
Taunton and Dr. Donald McKenzie,
who practised together until recently
in the Vancouver suburb of
Richmond, where they specialized in
the treatment of athletic injuries.
The trio, who also hold joint
appointments in UBC's School of
Physical Education and Recreation,
will work closely with the school and
with other health sciences professional
faculties and departments in the
development of an interdisciplinary,
preventive medicine program, says Dr.
Peter Grantham, who heads the family
practice department.
"There is the potential for a broadly
based, co-operative program involving
students and faculty members from
many different areas of the
University," he added. "The sports
medicine group fits nicely into the
basic concept of UBC's Health
Sciences Centre through their
involvement in teaching, research and
public service."
One of the team's primary functions
will be the development of an elective
course on the prevention and
treatment of athletic injuries.
"As a medical student," says Dr.
Taunton, "I got no training in the
prevention and treatment of sports
injuries, exercise physiology, nutrition
or any of the other areas that bear on
fitness and preventive medicine.
"The aim of the course we'll be
developing will be to equip physical
education students to deliver fitness
and health maintenance programs in
the community, to enable doctors to
treat injuries resulting from exercise
and to acquaint rehabilitation experts
with techniques for overcoming
Many of the underlying causes of
athletic injuries and their treatment
will emerge from an active research
program sponsored by the division.
Key figures in new Division of Sports Medicine at UBC are Dr. Douglas
Clement, left, and Dr. Jack Taunton.
The UBC team has just had
accepted for publication in an
American sports medicine journal a
study of 1,800 athletes with running
induced injuries.
The researchers found the knee was
the most frequently injured joint in
runners with 40 per cent of the group
exhibiting some 10 different disorders.
The next most common sites of
injuries were the tibia (the large bone
in the lower leg) and the foot.
By far the most common cause of
injury, the study found, was training
error, or simply trying to do too much
too soon. "Those who sustain injury,"
says Dr. Taunton, "seem to assume
that if a little running is good, a lot
more must be better, just as some sick
people will mistakenly double their
intake of, say, an antibiotic in the
hope of clearing up an infection more
It appears, Dr. Taunton adds, that
a runner's heart and lungs adapt to
stress much more quickly than the
muscles of the body. The lesson to be
learned from this is that joggers should
increase their activities slowly so that
one system doesn't outstrip the others.
Many people, the research team
found, sustain injury because they
wear improper shoes, which alter the
biomechanics of the body. "Just as a
tiny bit of misalignment of an
automobile tire can produce
inordinate wear and tear, the joints of
the leg can be injured if the runner is
even slightly bowlegged, knockkneed
or has a slight difference in leg
length," says Dr. Clement.
One of the ways of correcting this
problem is to insert an orthotic —a
scientifically designed arch support —
into the runner's shoe and these
devices are the subject of a current
research project sponsored by the
sports medicine group.
They're using some sophisticated
devices that record the movement of a
joint graphically in three different
planes with the aim of developing
orthotics that will prevent injury by
making the runner more efficient
Incidentally, Drs. Clement and
Taunton recommend that you do your
running in the late afternoon after
your body has experienced a day of
movement, that you equip yourself
with a good pair of jogging shoes and
that you run only after a period of
exercise and stretching. The riskiest
time to run is first thing in the
morning, unless you begin with an
extensive waimup.
Another current research project is
the investigation of a condition called
"jumper's knee," which afflicts
basketball and volleyball players as
well as high jumpers and runners. The
condition is basically a tendonitis of
the large tendon linking the tibia and
the kneecap. The team is looking at
various modes of exercise to determine
which is best for curing the disorder.
In the offing are projects for
investigating exercise-induced asthma,
which some people experience after
exercise, and anaemia related to iron
deficiency in athletes.
A third function of the sports
medicine group will be to provide a
public service by treating injured
athletes who are referred to them by
off-campus doctors or by the Student
Health Service on the UBC campus.
Associated with the group in this
aspect of its work will be three
orthopedic surgeons who will use the
facilities of Lower Mainland hospitals
or the acure care unit of the Health
Sciences Centre on the UBC campus
for surgery where necessary.
The Sports Medicine Clinic, which
has been in operation since Dec. 1,
currently occupies a wooden building
immediately south of the campus
extended care unit. Later this year it
will be attached to the Johnny Owen
Pavilion, a building in the midst of
Thunderbird Park, the complex of
playing fields south of Thunderbird
"When we're operating at the John
Owen site," says Dr. Clement, "we'll
be functioning as a clinical unit in
which students from medicine,
rehabilitation medicine and physical
education can come and gain
experience in the prevention, diagnosis
and treatment of athletic injuries.
"Associated with the clinic will be a
group of physiotherapists who will be
able to treat and advise injured
athletes and a research assistant to
undertake investigation of specific
"All this fits nicely into the basic
idea of UBC's Health Sciences Centre,
which fosters an interdisciplinary
approach to health care that makes
use of specialized diagnostic and
treatment skills in treating the sick
and injured."
And in Drs. Taunton and Clement,
clinic patients will be consulting a pair
of top athletes who know whereof they
speak in the matter of sports injuries.
Dr. Clement, in his day, was one of
Canada's leading middle distance
runners and is chief medical officer for
the Canadian Olympic team.
Dr. Taunton is a national-level
marathon runner who still competes
regularly, as does Dr. Clement, in that
gruelling sport.
Student speakers vie for $200
If you are a student at UBC,
graduate or undergraduate, and you
like to talk, why not try 'speaking' and
have a shot at $200?
The first annual UBC public
speaking contest will be held Jan. 29,
7:30 to 10 p.m., in Lecture Hall 1 of
the Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre, with $200 cash and a
certificate going to the winner.
Judges from Toastmasters
International, UBC faculty, and the
UBC Debating Society, will consider
content, organization, logic, manner,
credibility, presentation, delivery and
Talks may be humorous or serious
on any topic and must be of five to
seven minutes in length.
Pre-registration, although not
compulsory, is preferred. Call Dr.
Ralph Yorsh (dentistry) at 876-5131
and give your name, faculty, year and
telephone number.
Only UBC students may take part. UBC Reports January 21, 1981
UBC Calendar Deadlines
For events in the weeks of Feb. 8 and Feb. 15,
material must be submitted not later than 4
p.m. on Jan. 20.
Send notices to Information Services, 6328
Memorial Rd. (Old Administration Building).
For further information, call 228-3131.
The Vancouver Institute.
Saturday, Jan. 31
The Coinage of Athens
and the Ancient World.
Dr. Colin M. Kraay,
fellow, Wolfson College,
Oxford University. Lecture Hall 2, Woodward
Instructional Resources
Centre. 8:15 p.m.
B.C. Gardens.
Second in a series of CBC television programs
featuring the UBC Botanical Gardens as an anchor point for a province-wide look at horticulture. Hosts: David Tarrant, Botanical
Gardens educational coordinator, and CBC
personality Bob Switzer. Today's program looks
at Tofino Rhododendrons. CBC, Channel 3.
11:30 a.m.
Economics Week.
Opportunities in Economics — Is there Life
after Graduation? Lome Siverton, executive
director, Economic Analysis and Research
Bureau, Ministry of Industry and Small Business
Development; Bill Lee, president, Canadian
Resources Ltd.; and George Pederson, corporate
economist, MacMillan Bloedel. Room 102,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
UBC Brass Choir.
Music of Ingolf Dahl with director Gordon
Cherry. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Planetary Economics Series.
Land and People. Room 308, Library Processing Building. 12:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Epidemics in Growing Populations. Dr. Bill Derrick, University of Montana. Room 203,
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar.
Systematic Deviations From Pure Hubble Flow
in the Vicinity of the Local Supercluster. Dr.
Paul Schechter, Kitt Peak National Observatory,
Tucson, Ariz. Room 318, Hennings Building.
4:00 p.m.
Asian Studies Colloquium.
The Taoist View of Man — With an Analysis of
Wu Wei. Lawrence Lau, Asian Studies, UBC.
Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 4:30 p.m.
Zoology "Physiology Group"
In Pursuit of the Peripatetic Proton; Brain Extracellular H+  Regulation. Dr. T.F. Hombein,
Anaesthesiology, University of Washington, Seattle. Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building.
4:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading.
Pier Giorgio Di Cicco. Sponsored by the League
of Canadian Poets and UBC's creative writing
department. Admission is free. Penthouse,
Buchanan Building. 8:00 p.m.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Rounds.
Review of Twin Pregnancy Experience in the
Grace Hospital. Dr. James King and Dr. Ray
Vaughan. B Floor Lecture Hall, Vancouver
General Hospital. 8:00 a.m.
Geography Lecture.
Urbanization under Capitalism. David Harvey,
Geography and Environmental Engineering, The
Johns Hopkins University. Room 200, Geography
Building. 9:30 a.m.
Slavonic Studies Lecture.
Chekhov. Dr. Ronald Hingley, University of Oxford. Room 102, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
A Tale of Two Rivers: Experimental Approaches to Benthic Algal Processes. Dr. Max
Bothwell, National Water Research Institute,
Department of Environment, Vancouver. Room
3219, Biological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Asian Research Noon-Hour Series.
Prisoners of Conscience. Room 106, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Freesee Film Series.
Zulu Zion, the third in this series with the
general title The Long Search. Auditorium, Student Union Building. 12:30 p.m.
Weekly Weather Briefing.
Weekly lunch hour weather map discussions are
held every Tuesday. All interested students,
faculty and staff are invited to attend. Room
214, Geography Building. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Pseudocholinesterase. Dr. D. Wensley. Fourth
Floor Conference Room, Health Centre for
Children. 1:00 p.m.
Modern Chemical Science Seminar.
Chemistry of Synthesis Gas. Dr. M.D. Fryzuk.
Room 225, Chemistry Building. 1:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Wind Mixing and Restratification in a Lake.
Dr. D. Farmer, Institute of Ocean Sciences,
Sidney, B.C. Room 1465, Biological Sciences
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Management Science Seminar.
Shadow Prices in Non-Convex Mathematical
Programming. Prof. J. Gauvin, Ecole
Polytechnique, Universite de Montreal. Room
312, Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
Biochemistry Seminar.
Mechanisms of Membrane Fusion. Dr. M.J.
Hope, Biochemistry, UBC. Lecture Hall 1,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
4:00 p.m.
Chemistry Research Conference
1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions. There's Life in the
Old Girl Yet. Dr. R. Grigg, Chemistry, Queen's
University, Belfast. Room 250, Chemistry
Building. 4:30 p.m.
International House.
Spanish Language Evening. International
House. 7:00 p.m.
Men's Volleyball.
UBC meets the University of Manitoba in the
War Memorial Gymnasium. 7:30 p.m.
UBC Public Affairs.
What Can Canada Expect from the Reagan
Presidency? Dr. Richard Johnston and Dr. David
Haglund, Political Science, UBC, with host
Gerald Savory. Cable 10, Vancouver Cable-
vision. (Program will be repeated on Jan. 28 at
3:00 p.m.)   9:00 p.m.
Geography Lecture.
Urbanization under Capitalism. David Harvey,
Geography and Environmental Engineering, The
Johns Hopkins University. Room 200, Geography
Building. 9:30 a.m.
Pharmacology Seminar.
The Role of Vasopressin in the Control of Blood
Pressure. Dr. J.R.J. McNeill, Pharmacology,
University of Saskatchewan. Room 114, Block C,
Medical Sciences Building. 12:00 noon.
Hillel House Film.
Etizion. Admission is free. For more information, call 224-4748. Hillel House. 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Schubert, Sarasate, Wieniawski and
Bizet. David Zafer, violin, assisted by John
Loban, violin, and Jane Coop, piano. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Ascent of Man Series.
Hidden Structure. Room 308, Library Processing Building. 12:30 p.m.
Slavonic Studies Lecture.
The Russian Mind. Dr. Ronald Hingley, Oxford
University. Room 102, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Simulation and Modelling in
The Automaton as Modeller. Dr. James V.
Whittaker, Mathematics, UBC. Room 105,
Mathematics Building. 12:30 p.m.
Apple Computer Users Meeting.
A chance for faculty, staff and student users of
Apple II Microcomputers to get to know one
another and to discuss the development and exchange of software. Room 115, Hut B8, 2204
Main Mall. 2:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
A Mathematical Model for Resistance to
Chemotherapy Exhibited by Various Neoplasms.
Andy Coldman, statistician, Cancer Control
Agency of B.C. Room 239, Geography Building.
3:30 p.m.
Slavonic Studies Lecture.
Poets, Audiences, Stalin. Dr. Ronald Hingley,
Oxford University. Room 2224, Buchanan
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Geography Lecture.
Social Science and the City Revisited. David
Harvey, Geography and Environmental
Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University.
Room 201, Geography Building. 3:30 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
Social Behavior of the Newfoundland Labrid
Tautogolabrus adspersis. Dr. John Green,
Biology, Memorial University. Room 32, Hut
B-2. 4:00 p.m.
Geophysics Seminar.
Glacier Outburst Floods. Dr. G.K.C. Clarke,
Geophysics and Astronomy, UBC. Room 260,
Geophysics and Astronomy Building. 4:00 p.m.
Comparative Literature Lecture.
Modes of Ululation: The Concept and Contexts
of Black Humor. Patrick O'Neill, Germanic
Studies, UBC. Penthouse, Buchanan
Building.4:30 p.m.
Agricultural Sciences Celebration.
Members of the Agricultural Sciences faculty
(staff, students, faculty and past grads) are invited to a wine and cheese party in celebration
of the faculty's 65th birthday. No charge. For
more information, call 228-5085. Cecil Green
Park. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Mackay Lecture Series.
Geotechnical Behavior of Frozen Ground. Prof.
N.R. Morgenstern, University of Alberta. Room
100, Geography Building. 8:00 p.m.
Immunology Seminar.
Dr. Kwok-Choi Lee, Immunology, University of
Alberta. Music Room, Faculty Club. 8:00 p.m.
Cinema west.
Jane Eyre. Admission is $1 with AMS card.
Auditorium, Student Union Building. 8:00 p.m.
Economics Week.
Wine, beer and snacks served in Rooms 207 and
209 of the Student Union Building. 8:30 p.m.
Dentistry Seminar.
A Facility for Multidisciplinary Studies on Muscle activity, Jaw Displacement, and Occlusion.
Dr. A.G. Hannam, Oral Biology, UBC. Room
388, Macdonald Building. 12:00 noon.
Economics Week.
The Relevance of Economic Analysis to Government Policy and Business Decisions (Panel
Discussion). Rod Dobell, University of Victoria;
Robert Keyes, group economist, Cominco; and
David Emerson, B.C. Department of Finance.
Room 100, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
UBC Contemporary Players.
Music of Hultberg, Rochberg, Weisgarber,
Schoenberg and Berio. Stephen Chatman, director. Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Women's Studies Speaker.
Widowhood in Early Victorian Britain. Dr. Jim
Winter, History, UBC. Room 204, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Academic Women's Association.
Thoughts on Stocks: Art of Investment and
Market Maxims. Gwen Sharp, Rademaker, MacDougall and Company, Vancouver. Non-
members welcome. Penthouse, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Home Economics Lecture.
Children of the Depression: Rich Data Revisited.
Prof. Glen Elder, Sociology, Cornell University,
N.Y. Room 202, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion.
Women in Engineering. Sponsored by the
Women Students' Office. Speakers: L. Woolsey,
M. Green, C. Small, N. Risebrough, M.
Haugen, S. White, J. Loh. Room 102,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Evolution in Engineering Research — Personal
Involvements of J.P. Duncan in Engineering
1947-1980. Prof. J.P. Duncan, head,
Mechanical Engineering, UBC. Room 2054,
Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building.
12:30 p.m.
Cinema west.
Jane Eyre. Admission is $1 with AMS card.
Auditorium, Student Union Building.
12:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Lecture.
Problems of Dating Hokkedo Kompon Mandala,
a Buddhist Painting in the Museum of Fine
Arts, Boston. Moritaka Matsumoto. Room 104,
Lasserre Building. 12:30 p.m.
Faculty Association General Meeting.
Room 100, Mathematics Building. 1:00 p.m.
Physics Condensed Matter Seminar.
Magnetic Resonance Studies of H-Atoms on
Helium Films. Reijer Jochemsen. Room 318,
Hennings Building. 3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Some Effects of Uncertainty on the Behavior of
Fishermen and the Dynamics of the Fishery.
Room 203, Mathematics Building. 3:30 p.m.
Slavonic Studies Lecture.
Dostoyevsky's Humor. Dr. Ronald Hingley, Oxford University. Room 2224, Buchanan
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Biochemistry Seminar.
The Contractile Proteins of the Chromaffin
Cells. Dr. J.M. Trifaro, Pharmacology and
Therapeutics, McGill University. Lecture Hall 5,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
4:00 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
Small High Technology Companies — The Key
to Prosperity? Dr. J. Douglas, Alberta Research
Council, Edmonton. Room 201, Hennings
Building. 4:00 p.m.
Asian Research China Seminar.
Critical Ground: The Transformation of the
May 4th Literary Tradition. Dr. Theodore
Huters, Asian Studies, UBC. Penthouse,
Buchanan Building. 4:30 p.m.
Being There. Continues until Sunday, Feb. 1.
Showings are 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $1 with
AMS card. Auditorium, Student Union
Building. 7:00 p.m.
CUSO China Night.
Upper Lounge, International House. 7:30 p.m.
Geography Lecture.
The Spatial Fix: The Theory of Imperialism in
Hegel, von Thunen, Marx and Lenin. David
Harvey, Geography and Environmental
Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University.
Room 100, Geography Building. 7:30 p.m.
Economics Week.
Steps to Improve International Economic Policy
Co-ordination. Grant Reuber, executive vice-
president, Bank of Montreal, and former deputy
Minister of Finance. Room 100, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Developmental Medicine Seminar.
Evidence that Hydrolazine Can Relax Vascular
and Intestinal Smooth Muscle Without Lowering
Cytoplasmic Calcium Concentration. Dr. Jack
Diamond, Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC. First
Floor Seminar Room, Wil?ow Pavilion, Vancouver General Hospital. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Autoimmunity and Macrophage Function. Dr.
K.C. Lee, University of Alberta. First Floor
Conference Room, Health Centre for Children.
1:00 p.m.
Management Science Seminar.
Education Resource Multipliers for Use in Local
Public Finance: An Input-Output Approach.
Prof. Anthony Boardman, Commerce and
Business Administration, UBC. Room 412,
Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Fouling Deposits in Electrodialysis. A.
Tremblay. Room 206, Chemical Engineering
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Christian Campus Ministry.
Spirituality and Action. Dick Overman,
Religious Studies, University of Puget Sound.
Program continues on Saturday, Feb. 1. To
register, call 228-3722. 5:30 p.m.
International House.
Folk Night/Coffee Night. International House.
7:00 p.m.
Faculty Recital.
Music of J.S. Bach, Telemann, L. Moyse and
Hotteterre. Paul Douglas, flute, with the Vancouver Baroque Ensemble: Ross Carstairs, flute;
Mary Hume, flute; Michael Grieve, bassoon;
Suzanne Gibson, harpsichord; and Audrey
Nodwell, cello. Recital Hall, Music Building.
8:00 p.m.
Ice Hockey.
UBC Thunderbirds play the University of
Calgary. Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre.
8:00 p.m.
Working with Words.
A seminar featuring Dick Brown on freelance
writing and editing. Continues until 4:30 p.m.
Fee is $35. To register, call the Centre for Continuing Education, 228-2181. Angus Building.
9:00 a.m.
Cancer Conference.
UBC Pre-Medical Society is sponsoring a free
conference on cancer. There will be nine lectures as well as films and displays. Continues until 4:00 p.m. For more information, call
Richard Steeves, 224-9017. Woodward Instructional Resources Centre. 10:00 a.m.
Men's Gymnastics.
UBC will compete with the Huskies Gymnastics
Club from Seattle. Osborne Centre, Thunderbird Blvd. 2:00 p.m.
UBC's men's and women's swimming and diving
teams meet the University of Calgary. UBC
Aquatic Centre. 2:00 p.m.
UBC Thunderbirds play James Bay. Thunderbird Stadium. 2:30 p.m.
Biochemistry Seminar.
Membranes and Virulence. Dr. T. Buckley,
Biochemistry, University of Victoria, B.C.
Lecture Hall 1, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 4:00 p.m.
Physiology Seminar.
Tumour Antigens in Leukaemia. Dr. Julia Levy,
Microbiology, UBC. Room 2605, Block A.
Medical Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Continued on page 8 UBC Reports January 21, 1981
continued from page 7
SATURDAY, JAN. 31 (cont'd)
Faculty Club International Dinner
and Dance.
A Visit to Copenhagen. $15 per person.
Members and guests only. Reservations required.
7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Mardi Gras Masked Ball.
Sponsored by the UBC sororities and fraternities. Proceeds go to multiple sclerosis. Tickets
are $5 and are available at the AMS ticket office. Commodore. 8:00 p.m.
Ice Hockey.
UBC Thunderbirds meet the University of
Calgary. Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre.
8:00 p.m.
Planetary Economics Series.
The Metropolis. Room 308, Library Processing
Building. 12:30 p.m.
The State of the Human Sciences
Marxism and Beyond. Prof. Ferenc Feher,
Social Sciences Research Centre, The Australian
National University. Room 102, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
World University Services of Canada.
Fort Good Hope. Part of a series on
international development. A film by the
National Film   Board dealing with the Canadian
Indians. Room 205, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Computing Centre Lecture.
Introduction to Computing. First in a series of
six lectures by Mr. M. Patterson of UBC
Computing Centre. To register, call 228 6611.
Room 201, Computer Sciences Building.
2:30 p.m.
The State of the Human Sciences
Lukacs' Theory of Modern Culture. Prof. Ferenc
Feher, Social Sciences Research Centre, The
Australian National University. Penthouse,
Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Long Nonlinear Waves in Stratified Shear
Flow*. Dr. Roger Grimshaw, University of
Melbourne, Australia. Room 203, Mathematics
Building. 3:45 p.m.
Computing Centre Lecture.
Introduction to Using MTS: Commands, Files
and Terminals. (Section 1). First in a series of
12 lectures by Ms. Susan Mair of UBC
Computing Centre. To register, call 228-6611.
Room 305A, Computer Sciences Building.
9:30 a.m.
Librarianship Lecture.
Children's Literature. Edward Blishen, author,
broadcaster and teacher. Room 835,  Main
Library. 11:30 a.m.
Weekly Weather Briefing.
Weekly lunch hour weather map discussions are
held every Tuesday. All interested students,
faculty and staff are invited to attend. Room
214, Geography Building. 12:30 p.m.
The State of the Human Sciences
Paradigm of Production or Paradigm of Work?
Prof. Agnes Heller, Sociology, LaTrobe
University. Room 100, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Cecil and Ida Green Lecture.
Greek Coins of Sicily. Dr. Colin M. Kraay,
fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford University.
Room 102, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Freesee Film Series.
A Question of Balance, the fourth in this series
with the general title The Long Search.
Auditorium, Student Union Building.
12:30 p.m.
Women's Studies Speaker.
Quebec Women in Film and Fiction. Dr. E!va-
Marie Kroller, English, UBC. Room 204,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Modern Chemical Science Seminar.
Immunochemistry: Some Aspects of the
Chemistry of Bacteria. Dr. G.G.S. Dutton,
Chemistry, UBC. Room 225, Chemistry
Building. 1:30 p.m.
The State of the Human Sciences
Is Abundance or Scarcity the Precondition of
Socialism? Prof. Agnes Heller, Sociology,
LaTrobe University. Penthouse, Buchanan
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Fraser River Estuary: Part I —Physical
Parameters and the Character of Suspended
Particulate Matter During Tidal Cycles. Dr.
Gary Holmes, Geological Sciences, UBC. Room
1465, Biological Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Chemistry Research Conference
Studies of Structures and Forbidden Dipoles by
Microwave Spectroscopy. Dr. M.C.L. Gerry,
Chemistry, UBC. Room 250, Chemistry
Building. 4:30 p.m.
Women's Network.
Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget. A panel of
five local financial experts in the fields of
investments, banking and real estate. Fee is $10
for members; $15 for non-members. Ballroom
Holiday Inn Harborside. 7:00 p.m.
Science and the Citizen.
Science and the Meaning of Time. Michael
Ovenden, Geophysics and Astronomy, UBC.
Auditorium, Robson Square Media Centre.
12:00 noon.
Pharmacology Seminar.
Immunological Studies in Multiple Sclerosis. Dr.
Donald W. Paty, Neurology, UBC. Room 114,
Medical Sciences Building, Block C. 12:00 noon.
Ascent of Man Series.
Music of the Spheres. Room 308, Library
Processing Building. 12:30 p.m.
Simulation and Modelling in
Satellite Images and Their Use in Modelling
Ocean Circulation. Dr. Lawrence A. Mysak,
Mathematics and Oceanography, UBC. Room
105, Mathematics Building. 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Handel, Schumann, Finzi and
Warlock. Donald Brown, baritone and James
Manson, piano. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
The State of the Human Sciences
Marxist Conceptions of Art and Literature.
Prof. Ferenc Feher, Social Sciences Research
Centre, The Australian National University.
Room 102, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
Path Dependent Options. Dr   Phelim P. Boyle,
Commerce, UBC. Room 239, Geography
Building. 3:30 p.m.
The State of the Human Sciences
Jacobin and An.i-Jacobin Tendencies in
Marxism. Prof. Ferenc Feher. Social Sciences
Research Centre, The Australian National
University. Penthouse, Buchanan Building.
3:30 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
Benthic Prey Availability to Fish — An Emergent
Property of Community Organization. Dr. Kim
Hyatt, Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo.
Room 32, Hut B-2. 4:00 p.m.
Faculty Recital.
Music of Ariosti and Stamitz. Viole d'Amour
Recital with Hans-Karl Piltz. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
World University Services of
Tree-Hunters of Mistansini. Part of a series on
international development. A film by the
National Film Board dealing with the Canadian
Indians. Room 205, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Lecture.
Ut Pictura Musica: Sebastiano Conca's
Allegories in the Galleria Spada. Tom
Sokolowski. Room 104, Lasserre Building.
12:30 p.m.
The State of the Human Sciences
The Power of Knowledge: Contribution to the
Problem of the Class Rule of the Intellectuals.
Prof. Agnes Heller, Sociology, LaTrobe
University. Room 100, Buchanan Building.
2:30 p.m.
'Cecil and Ida Green Lecture.
Ephesus: A City and its Coinage. Dr. Colin M.
Kraay, fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford
University. Room 102, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Computing Centre Open House.
Self-guided tour through the machine room.
Open to all students, staff and faculty. Room
100, Computer Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Physics Condensed Matter Seminar.
Non-linear Excitations in Low Dimensional
Magnets. Alan Bishop, Los Alamos Scientific
Lab. Room 318, Hennings Building. 2:30 p.m.
The State of the Human Sciences
The Specificity of the Philosophy of History.
Prof. Agnes Heller, Sociology, LaTrobe
University. Penthouse, Buchanan Building.
3:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
Cosmic Background Radiation and the Big
Bang. Dr. HP. Gush, Physics, UBC. Room 201,
Hennings Building. 4:00 p.m.
The Night Porter. Admission is $1 with AMS
card. Auditorium, Student Union Building.
7:00 p.m.
English Lecture.
The State of Children's Literature: A View from ,
England. Edward Blishen, author, broadcaster
and teacher. No charge. Robson Square
Theatre. 7:30 p.m.
CUSO Nicaragua Night.
Upper Lounge, International House. 7:30 p.m.
Wind Symphony Concert.
Music by Moussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition
and other transcriptions. UBC Wind Symphony,
directed by Martin Berinbaum, and U-Vic Wind
Symphony, directed by Jesse Read. Old
Auditorium. 8:00 p.m.
Developmental Medicine Seminar.
Mechanism of Action of GIP. Dr. John Brown,
Physiology, UBC. First Floor Seminar Room,
Willow Pavilion, Vancouver General Hospital.
12:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Seminar.
The Olympic-Wallowa Lineament, and its
Implication:, for Tectonics in the Columbia
Plateau. Dr. G. Davis, Geological Sciences,
University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Room 3S0A, Geological Sciences Building.
2:30 p.m.
Women's Basketball.
UBC Thunderettes meet the University of
Victoria. War Memorial Gymnasium. 6:45 p.m.
The Magic Christian (7:00 p.m.) and Young
Frankenstein (9:30 p.m.). Admission is $1 per
show with AMS card. Auditorium, Student
Union Building.
Men's Basketball.
UBC Thunderbirds play the University of
Victoria. War Memorial Gymnasium. 8:30 p.m.
B.C. Mental Retardation Institute
Sexuality and the Mentally Retarded Person.
Dr. George Szasz, Health Care and
Epidemiology, UBC, and Dr. Peter Johnson,
Vancouver-Richmond Association for the
Mentally Retarded. Berwick Memorial Centre.
9:00 a.m.
UBC Thunderbirds meet the University of
Victoria. Thunderbird Stadium. 2:30 p.m.
Women's Basketball.
UBC Thunderettes meet the University of
Victoria. War Memorial Gymnasium. 6:45 p.m.
The Buddy Holly Story (7:00 p.m.) and Return
of the Dragon (9:30 p.m.). Admission is $1 per
show with AMS card. Auditorium, Student
Union Building.
The Vancouver Institute.
PET: A Radiochemist's View of a Brain at
Work. Dr. Brian D. Pate, associate director.
TRIUMF, UBC. Lecture Hall 2, Woodward In
structional Resources Centre. 8:15 p.m.
Men's Basketball.
UBC Thunderbirds play the University of
Victoria. War Memorial Gymnasium. 8:30 p.m.
Faculty and Graduate Students
Please remember to return your UBC Library
Survey of Collections questionnaire this week.
Recreation UBC
Recreation UBC offers a number of programs
from January to April. Programs offered include: strength training, circuit training, badminton, dynafil, basic skating, jazz dance,
karate, modern dance, tennis, yoga and
women's self defence. Registration must be done
in person in Room 203 of War Memorial Gymnasium. Faculty and staff can purchase a Rec
UBC card upon registration. For information on
dates and times, contact Theresa Johannsen, at
228 3996 (days) or 731-5477 (evenings).
Fine Arts Exhibition
The Fine Arts Gallery, located in the basement
of Main Library, presents Off Centre and Under
Pressure by John Watts. Continues until Jan. 31.
From Feb. 4-28, the gallery presents Pellan
Drawings, circulated by the National Program
of the National Gallery.
Frederic Wood Theatre
B'echt on Brecht by Brecht/Tabori continues
until Jan. 24. Admission is $5.50; $3.50 for
students. For ticket reservations, call 228-2678,
or drop by Room 207 of the Frederic Wood
Theatre Building.
Faculty/Staff Exercise Class
Meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from
12:30 p.m. to 1:05 p.m. in the Robert Osborne
Centre, Gym E. No charge. For information,
call 228-4479.
Museum of   Anthropology
Exhibits: Salish Art: Visions of Power, Symbols
of Wealth continues until April; Kwagiutl
Graphics: Tradition in a New Medium continues
until April; West Coast Graphics: Images of
Change continues until April; Images of Imperial Power: Coins, keys, seals, weights, and
sculptures from the Roman and Byzantine
Courts opens Jan. 20 and continues until March
Salish Sunday Presentations. Theatre Gallery, 3
p.m. A short series of tains presented to provide
background information on the museum's
special exhibit. Salish Art: Visions of Power,
Symbols of Wealth.
Feb. 8 -   Questions and Answers on the Salish
Exhibit. Michael Kew, exhibit curator.
Feb. 15  — The Cultural Context of Coast Salish
Art. Wayne Suttles.
Feb. 22   — Coast Salish Art as a Variant of
Northwest Coast Art. Bill Holm and Thomas
March 1  — Salish Textiles   EuJane Taylor.
The museum is open from noon to 9 p.m. on
Tuesdays; from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays
through Sundays, and is closed Mondays.
Graduate Students 1981-82
The UBC Awards Office offers a number of
graduate fellowships for masters and Ph.D.
students attending UBC. Further information
can be obtained from the department in which
you are or will be studying. The deadline for
receipt of applications is Feb. 14, 1981.
Language Institute Courses
The Centre for Continuing Education offers
non-credit courses in conversational Japanese
beginning Jan. 21, and new downtown programs
in conversational French and French for business
and commerce begin Feb, 3. For more information, call Language Programs and Services, Cen
tre for Continuing Education, at 228-2181, local
Campus Religious Services
Vancouver School of Theology     -  Anglican rite
at 7:30 a.m. Monday  Friday (Eucharist on Monday, Wednesday. Friday; morning prayer on
Tuesday and Thursday); Ecumenical community
worship at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday; United
Church service at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Chapel of
the Epiphany, Chancellor Boulevard.
St. Mark's College       Mass at 12:30 and 4:30
p.m. Monday-Saturday and at 9:30 and 11:30
a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. 5935 Iona
Regent College       Service at 11:30 a.m. Tues
day. 2120 Wesbrook Mall.
St. Andrews Hall - Service at 11 a.m. Sunday.
6040 Iona Drive.
Lutheran Campus Centre —  Sunday services at
9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Eucharist
on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. 5885 University
Quaker Worship Group — Meets Wednesday at
12:30 p.m. in Room 213 of The Student Union
The President's Report 1979-80
The annual report of President Douglas Kenny
to the Senate and Board of Governors for the
1979-80 academic year is now available. Copies
are available from Information Services, Old
Administration Building, 228-3131.
Nitobe Garden Hours
Until March 1   -   open weekdays 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Closed weekends.
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Canada        Posies
Post Canada
Fbstage paid   Port paye
Third   Troisieme
class   classe
Vancouver, B.C.
UBC Reports is published every
second Wednesday by Information
Services, UBC, 6328 Memorial Road,
Vancouver. B.C., V6T 1VV5. Telephone
228 3131   Al Hunter, editor. Lone
Chortyk, calendar editor. Jim Banham,
contributing editor.


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