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 THE  UNIVERSITY  OF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA
T TBC REPORTS
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In the Crane Library recording studio, students (l-r) Michele Turnure, Chris
Scales and Linda Baird use the DIGIDESIGN computer system to produce
a musical talking book for the Crane Library collection. New technology
allows for production of high-quality talking books that include music and
narration to enrich the listening experience. The Crane Library has 40,000
taped titles and 16,000 Braille textbooks.
New technology helps
enhance talking books
by Charles Ker
Staff writer
It isn't Abbey Road yet, but the Crane
Library recording studio has gone digital
with its most ambitious project to date.
Since January, a team of six arts students have been working 10 hours a week
to produce a talking edition of the introductory music text and anthology. The
Enjoyment of Music.
Paul Thiele. head ofthe Crane Library,
says blind or visually impaired people
can usually study or enjoy music without
compromise. But music textbooks often
pose formidable barriers with their mix of
text, musical scores and recommended
listening from commercial recordings. A
newly acquired digital recording system
at the studio now allows all these elements to be recorded and edited with
relative ease.
Students involved in the Enjoyment of
Music project include: executive producer
Michele Turnure, master's student in film
production: narrator Evelyn de Castro.
speech sciences and psychology major;
singer-narrators Allison Stewart and
Linda Baird, vocal performance majors in
the School of Music; and keyboardist
Frances Wong.
Chris Scales, a master's student in
ethnomusicology studying music cultures
from around the world, is chief recording
engineer. Having worked on large sound
boards for various bands during his undergraduate years. Scales appreciates
being able to do the same work on a
personal computer.
The DIGIDESIGN Session 8 system,
jointly funded by the Teaching and learning Enhancement Fund and Crane donations, is a combination of powerful hardware and software. It displays a
soundboard on the screen while a mouse
manipulates simulated dials. For Scales.
the editing potential is limitless.
"It's much like cutting and pasting on
a word processor." he says. "Instead of
using magnetic tape, this system creales
a sound file directly inside the hard drive
which can be moved, cut or altered without ever destroying the original take."
The system also makes it easier on the
performers who simply plug into the computer and play, sing or talk. When complete, the project will include close to 30
hours of narration and singing combined
with six hours of commercially recorded
music. The data will then be mixed down
onto digital audio tapes and later onto
cassettes for general use.
Recording centre supervisor Clay Dixon
says the digital machinery may eventually replace the studio's tape recording
equipment but not for some time. One
limitation is the amount of hardware
space needed for music. For instance,
use of all eight tracks on the DIGIDESIGN
system would result in just 20 minutes of
music.
But Dixon adds quickly that The Enjoyment of Music is the first of many
projects which will combine narration
and sounds aimed at making complex
texts and leisure books more accessible
to those needing alternatives to print.
"The new system allows for a better
talking book." says DLxon. "The addition
of music enriches the listening experience and allows those with little or no
sight to get as much out of a text as those
with full sight."
Throughout the year, about 120 Crane
volunteers create between 300 and 400
talking books which are recorded onto
reel-to-reel machines and converted into
cassette form. Acollection of 40.000 taped
titles has been recorded in the library's
studio located in the basement of Brock
Hall. Seventy-five per cent of the tapes
are made up of textbooks and support
materials while the remaining 25 per cent
is leisure reading.
Fifteen thousand Braille textbooks line
the Crane Library stacks.
Guidelines help set
greener standards
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
The provincial government has introduced a set of guidelines to promote high
environmental standards in the design
and operation of new and
renovated  buildings   at
B.C.'s post-secondary institutions.
The guidelines, to be
unveiled at an official announcement April 21,
drew heavily on the expertise of UBC Architecture Prof. Ray Cole who
heads the school's Environmental Research
Group and president of
the Green Building Information Council. Cole was
a member ofthe guideline
committee and he and his
group acted as consultants to the committee.
The guidelines, goals and strategies
are directed at design teams working on
new facilities. There are now more than
2.2 million square metres of post-secondary facilities in B.C.. and that figure is
expected to increase between 35 and 55
per cf-n\ by 2010.
'These are not rules or regulations,
rather they are strategies that are available for people to use where they are
appropriate," said Freda Pagani. associate director. Project Development, at Campus Planning and Development.
Freda Pagani
"Regulations can be very constraining,
they don't encourage creativity, and creativity is something we didn't want to
constrain." said Pagani. who was also a
member of the guideline committee.
Copies ofthe guidelines are being distributed to every member
ofthe Architecture Institute of B.C. and to every
university and college in
the province. They will
also be published on the
Internet.
The   guidelines   are
placed into three categories:  current standards,
advanced standards that
are on the leading-edge of
current practice, and innovative guidelines that
Pagani   said   "push   the
edges of what is normally
done" and are rarely seen
in North American design
and construction.
"What is unique about this report is
that all of these guidelines are pulled
together into one place," she added.
Some of these innovative practices
can be seen in construction ofthe C.K.
Choi Building for the Institute of Asian
Studies on West Mall. The Choi building was recently featured in Progressive Architecture magazine as one of
the five buildings in North America
that reflects the "maturing of green
architecture."
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Inside
Math Marvels
UBC students score in top 50 in North American math contest
What's Happening? 5
Turn to the Calendar for information on what's happening on campus
Tahiti Treat 9_
Fifteen B.C. French teachers will hone their skills in Tahiti this summer
Building Community 12
Profile: For 15 years Mary Risebrough has helped put roofs over student heads 2 UBC Reports ■ April 20, 1995
Guidelines
Continued from Page 1
Among its environmental features are the use of low-energy
heating and light sources,
composting toilets and recycled
construction materials including the beams from the old Armoury which once stood across
the street.
Funded by the Ministry of
Skills, Training and Labour, the
guidelines were initiated by MLA
Tom Perry when he was minister
responsible for post-secondary
education.
They were drafted by a committee representing post-secondary institutions and ministry
staff.
The guidelines set out the following objectives for environmentally responsible building
design and operation:
• show respect for the existing
ecology of new building sites
• strive to reduce overall energy use and use sustainable
energy sources wherever possible
• use land, material and water
resources in the most efficient and effective manner
• ensure that indoor environments are healthy and comfortable for building users
• adopt a holistic, environmentally sustainable approach to
development and operation
Some of the strategies suggested to meet these objectives
include siting buildings and
planting shade trees to warm
the interior in the winter and
cool it in summer, making use
of daylight, turning down thermostats when buildings are unoccupied, avoiding use of
overexploited tropical woods,
using composting toilets, conserve water, using locally
manufactured or recycled materials and installing carpet
and flooring without adhesives.
'The document is a strong
one, despite the rigours of the
process," Pagani said. 'The committee members brought many
different points of view and it is
a testimony to the work of all of
them that this document is one
we can all feel proud of."
Other UBC staffon the project
committee were Chuck Rooney,
director of Plant Operations;
committee chair Tim Miner, director. Campus Planning and
Development; and Elisa
Campbell and Paul Kernan of
the Environmental Research
Group at the School of Architecture.
Science Fare
UBC once again hosted the Greater Vancouver Regional
Science Fair. Held April 6-8, the fair featured 180 projects
by 265 students from grades 6 to 12. Projects ranged from
engineering and physics to biology, chemistry, math and
computing. Shown here, Tom Chen, left, and Trevor Pugh,
both Grade 8 students at the Point Grey mini-school,
demonstrate the carbon dioxide laser they used in an
experiment comparing the effects on muscle tissue of
electro-cauterization and surgical lasers.
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'UBCREPORTS
UBC Reports is published twice monthly (monthly in
December, June, July and August) for the entire
university community by the UBC Public Affairs Office,
207-6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z2.
Managing Editor: Steve Crombie
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Production: Stephen Forgacs (forgacs@unixg.ubc.ca)
Contributors: Connie Filletti (filletti@unixg.ubc.ca), Abe
Hefter (hefter@unixg.ubc.ca), Charles Ker (charlesk®
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appropriate credit to UBC Reports. UBC Reports ■ April 20, 1995 3
Math students place
in top 50 in contest
by Gavin Wilson
Staff writer
Take 2,314 of North America's brightest students, multiply by 409 universities and colleges, add 12 demanding
mathematical problems, divide by two
grueling three-hour exams, and what do
you get?
The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, in which UBC students
had perhaps their best showing ever,
with three placing in the top 50.
David Savitt. a 17-year-old math student, came in 10th in North America —
putting him among the top minds at
schools such as Yale, Harvard and
Princeton.
Savitt solved eight of the problems for
a score of 77 out of a maximum of 120. If
that doesn't sound too impressive, consider this: the median score was three.
"Most students who write the competition are not able to solve a single
problem," said Rajiv Gupta, an associate professor in the Dept. of Mathematics who co-ordinates the efforts of UBC's
entrants. "I'm very proud of David."
Savitt was more modest about his
achievement in the competition, which is
sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America.
"It was certainly a lot easier than last
year's test — by a wide margin," he said.
The other UBC students in the top
rank were Mark Van Raamsdonk and
Robert Cheng.
Van Raamsdonk has finished in the
top 50 each of the four years he has
competed in the Putnam. Graduating
this year with one of the highest grade
point averages ever recorded at UBC, he
has been accepted to graduate school at
Princeton University to study theoretical
physics.
Cheng, who came to UBC from California, plans to study mathemat ics at graduate school after graduating from UBC this
May.
Seven other UBC students also wrote
the exam.
Savitt. the son of UBC Philosophy Prof.
Steven Savitt, first enrolled at UBC at the
age of 14. In last year's Putnam he ranked
12th in North America.
UBC Math students Robert
Cheng, left, and David Savitt
placed in the top 50 in the
William Lowell Putnam
Mathematical Competition.
Savitt placed 10th in North
America. A third UBC student,
Mark Van Raamsdonk, has
finished in the top 50 each of the
four years he has competed in
the Putnam.
Gavin Wilson photo
'That's a level of consistency we've
never seen before," Gupta said.
All that was needed to write this year's
Putnam was a knowledge of second-year
math, but its emphasis on problem-solving demands ingenuity far beyond anything taught in standard courses. Gupta
said.
Students preparing for the exam met
weekly with Gupta and Prof. Lon Rosen
for several months, going over problems
from previous tests and discussing solutions.
"Experience is one of the most important things for writing the Putnam." Savitt
said. "Once you've seen many different
problems, you gain a better perspective
on how to approach them."
This was the third time he has written
the annual exam, and each time he has
bettered his previous performance.
"Next year? Maybe I'll crack the top
five." he laughs, then quickly adds, "but
I'll have to work hard to do that."
Savitt has always had an affinity for
numbers, but he is finding that his interest in mathematics is growing as his
understanding deepens.
"If you asked me six or seven years ago
what I wanted to be, I'd have said a
physicist. Three years ago, I would have
said a mathematical physicist. Now. I
want to be a mathematician."
Savitt plans to pursue his studies at
graduate school, and is already taking
one math graduate course besides his
undergraduate course work.
"He's the top student in the graduate
course even though he's only in third
year." Gupta said.
Offbeat
by staff writers
Asianist Don Baker was more than a little surprised when a film crew
from Kwangju Broadcasting Company in Korea arrived at UBC last
month to shoot a documentary... about him.
It seems the company, an affiliate of the Seoul Broadcasting Company.
was tipped off to Baker's whereabouts by an old acquaintance of the professor's. Baker had lived in Kwangju from 1971-74 teaching English to junior
high-school students as a member ofthe U.S. Peace Corps. Kwangju, a city
of about 1.2 million, is capital ofthe southwestern
/; province of Chonnam.
Since 1987, Baker has taught Korean
anguage, literature, history and religion
in the Dept. of Asian Studies. His
research interests lie with the medical
and religious history of traditional
Korea, an area he refers to as "diseases and deities." But it wasn't so
much his research that interested the
television crew.
"They just followed me around,
filmed a couple of my classes and
asked casual questions." said Baker.
The highlight ofthe documentary was footage taken while Baker was cooking
at home.
"I was coerced into having a modest dinner party for which I did all the
cooking," he said. "They thought that was very funny because Korean men
don't cook."
For those travelling to Kwangju. the program is scheduled to air in early
May.
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1995 honorary degree recipients
Philanthropist supports
pharmacy across Canada
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
When Leslie Dan came to Canada as a
young war refugee from his
native Hungary in   1947,     f~
he was about to embark    [
on a lifetime career help-     I
ing to bring new medicines     .
to the world.
Dan. founder, chair and
CEO of Novopharm Ltd..
one of Canada's largest
pharmaceutical companies, will be recognized for
his commitment to the
health and well-being of
people worldwide when he -
receives an honorary degree from UBC on June 2.
Since graduating with a BSc in Pharmacy from the University of Toronto (U of
T) in 1954. he has devoted his business
career to the development of pharmaceutical manufacturing and research in
Canada.
After earning an MBA from U of T five
years later, Dan started a distribution
company and manufactured his first
pharmaceutical product.
In 1965 he founded Novopharm Ltd.
with a mandate to produce high-quality,
moderately priced pharmaceuticals for
the Canadian market.
Leslie Dan
His philanthropy supports a wide range
of health-oriented  programs  including
the Dan Family Chair of Neurosurgery at
U of T. the Novopharm/Stanley Chair in
Pharmacy   at   UBC   and
Casey   House,   a Toronto
AIDS hospice. In addition,
every pharmacy school in
Canada has student awards
sponsored by Novopharm.
Ten   years   ago    Dan
founded   the   Canadian
Medicine  Aid   Programme
(CAN-MAP), an organization
which  provides  medicine
and other health care aid to
the sick in developing nations.
CAN-MAP assisted with
medical supplies during last
year's crisis in Rwanda and when India
faced an outbreak ofthe pneumonic plague.
Dan's community service includes
membership on the governing boards of
Toronto's Doctors' Hospital and Mount
Sinai Hospital, and on the Rotman Research Institute Committee at the
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.
He was recently honoured by the government of Canada with a medal commemorating the 125th anniversary of
Confederation in recognition of his significant contributions to compatriots,
community and the country.
Ekeland first applied game
theory to economics
Mathematician, writer, educator,
economist and humanitarian Ivar Ekeland
will receive an honorary degree from UBC
on May 31.
Ekeland currently serves as president
and distinguished professor of the University of Paris-Dauphine, which specializes in management and business studies, economics and applied science.
A frequent visitor to UBC's Dept. of
Mathematics, he was cited by the UBC
Tributes Committee, which recommends
nominees for honorary degrees, for his
many contributions to the scientific life of
the university.
Ekeland wrote many of his books and
made several of his scientific discoveries
at UBC. His work dealing with the application of game theory to economics is
considered a milestone in that subject.
In 1984, one of his books. Mathematics and the Unexpected, received the Jean
Rostand Prize. Popular fiction writer
Michael Crichton has acknowledged
Ekeland's book as an inspirational source
for his own work. Jurassic Park.
Translated into six languages. Mathematics and the Unexpected explains to
non-mathematicians difficult mathemati-
Ivar Ekeland
cal concepts concerning the stability of
the solar system and the chaotic behaviour of dynamical systems.
A committed human rights advocate.
Ekeland was responsible for organizing
various action committees in France and
the United States during the 1980s which
were instrumental in obtaining exit visas
for several Jewish scientists from the
former Soviet Union.
He also helped facilitate the reopening
by the Israeli government of Palestinian
universities in the West Bank and Gaza.
(These are the ninth and tenth in a
series of articles on UBC's 1995 honorary
degree recipients. ) 4 UBC Reports ■ April 20, 1995
UBC employee, student
chart course for Olympics
after Pan Am Games win
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
Sedgewick Library assistant Leigh
Pearson and UBC physiotherapy student
Penny Davis teamed up for a gold-medal
victory at the recently concluded Pan American Games in Mar Del Plata, Argentina.
Pearson and Davis won the women's
470 sailing event, finishing ahead of the
silver-medal-winning team from the U.S.
Despite winning an impressive seven
of nine races over the five days of sailing
competition, and finishing second in the
other two, Pearson and Davis weren't
assured of a gold medal until March 18,
the final day of the event.
"The Americans were on our heels
every stretch of the way." said Pearson.
"However, winning the ninth race put us
over the top."
Pearson and Davis have been racing
together for more than two years. They
competed together in the 470 event at the
world championships in 1993 and 1994
and finished sixth and seventh respectively.
They will team up for the 1995 world
championships in Toronto in August before setting their sights on the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
First they have to qualify.
"Winning this gold medal doesn't automatically ensure us a spot on the Canadian team for Atlanta," said Pearson.
"However, it gives us a good indication of
what we're capable of doing."
Olympic qualifying will take place in
April or May of next year.
And The Total Is
John Chong photo
The Thunderbird was on hand to help celebrate the success of this year's
UBC Annual Fund and Awards fund-raising appeals. Money raised through
the Annual Fund supports faculty priorities, student aid and the library. Class
Act chair Chris Savage, a fourth-year Agricultural Sciences student, unveiled
the $4.56-million total at a March 30 reception at Cecil Green Park.
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
REPORT ON STUDENT DISCIPLINE
Under section 58 ofthe University Act the
President of the University has authority
to impose discipline on students for academic and non-academic offences. In the
past the nature ofthe offences dealt with
and the penalties imposed have not been
generally made known on the campus. It
has been decided, however, that a summary should be published on a regular
basis ofthe offences and ofthe discipline
imposed without disclosing the names of
students involved.
In the period March 1, 1994 to February 28, 1995, 26 students were disciplined. For each case, the events leading to the imposition of the discipline
and the discipline imposed are summarized below. Discipline may vary
depending upon all of the circumstances of a particular case.
1. A student intentionally misled the
University by not declaring a portion
of his post-secondary educational history when completing an application
form when applying for admission.
Discipline: suspension from the University for 12 months.*
2. A student failed to disclose prior attendance at another post-secondary
institution on an application form
when applying for admission to the
University and also made an intentional misstatement on the application form.
Discipline: a suspension from the
University for 12 months.
3. A student had unauthorized written
materials in his possession in an
examination.
Discipline: in the special circumstances a mark of zero in the course,
a letter of reprimand and a notation
placed on the student's transcript
removable, upon written application,
only after graduation at the discretion of the President.
4. A student altered the date on a change
of registration form and forged a signature on the form.
Discipline: suspension from the University for 16 months.*
5. A student cheated on an examination by copying from another
student's paper.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the course
and suspension from the University
for 12 months.*
6. A student was careless in exposing
his examination paper so that copying by another student could occur.
Discipline: a letter of reprimand
placed in the student's file.
7. A student forged the signature of a
guarantor and witness on an application for a University loan.
Discipline: in the special circumstances of the case a letter of reprimand.
8. A student submitted a plagiarized
paper.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the
course and suspension from the University for 8 months.*
9. A student in an examination reproduced an essay which was taken
from a collection of sample essays.
Discipline: in the special circumstances a letter of reprimand placed
in the student's file.
10. A student cheated on an examination by having unauthorized written
materials in his possession.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the
course and suspension from the University for 12 months.*
11. A student submitted papers in three
courses which were at least 50%
identical in content to an earlier paper submitted for another course.
Discipline: a mark of zero for each of
the three papers and suspension from
the University for 12 months.*
12. A student submitted a paper jointly
with another student. The paper was
written entirely and plagiarized by
the other student.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the
course and suspension from the University for 4 months.*
13. A student was extremely careless in
exposing his examination paper in
such a way that it could be copied.
Discipline: a letter of severe reprimand placed in the student's file.
14. A student copied an answer to an
examination question from the paper
of another student.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the
course and suspension from the University for 10 months.*
15. A student reproduced in an examination an essay which was taken
from a collection of sample essays.
Discipline: in the special circumstances a letter of reprimand.
16. A student had a "cheat sheet" in
her possession during an examination.
Discipline: suspension from the University for 4 months.*
17. A student copied essay titles during
an examination.
Discipline: suspension from the University for 8 months.*
18. A student submitted a paper which
in large measure was copied verbatim from a book.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the
course and suspension from the University for 12 months.*
19. A student applying for admission to
the University failed to disclose attendance at a college.
Discipline: suspension from the University for 12 months.*
20. A student had a "cheat sheet" in her
possession and consulted it during
an examination.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the
course and suspension from the University for 8 months.*
21. A student applying to the University
negligently failed to disclose attendance at another post-secondary institution.
Discipline:  a letter of reprimand.
22. A student took into an examination
room an examination booklet which
already had material written in it and
handed the booklet in at the end of
the examination.
Discipline: in the special circumstances a mark of zero in the course
and suspension from the University
for 4 months.*
23. A student submitted a change of
registration form which contained
two forged signatures. Although the
forgeries were not attributed to the
student, the student had failed to
ensure the document was in proper
form.
Discipline: a letter of severe reprimand placed in the student's file.
24. A student had a "cheat sheet" in her
possession and consulted it during
an examination.
Discipline: a mark of zero in the
course and suspension from the University for 12 months.*
25. A student reproduced in an examination an essay which was taken
from a collection of sample essays.
Discipline: in the special circumstances a letter of reprimand.
26. A student copied answers from another student's paper during an
examination. The student had been
earlier suspended for 8 months for
a similar offence and committed
the second offence within two
months of re-enrollment
Discipline:  a mark of zero in the
course and an indefinite suspension.
* In all cases in which a student is
suspended a notation is entered on the
student's transcript and in the student's file. At any time after two years
have elapsed from the date of his or her
graduation the student may apply to
the President to exercise his discretion
to remove the notation.
Students under disciplinary suspension
from UBC may not take courses at other
institutions for transfer of credit back to
UBC. Calendar
UBC Reports ■ April 20, 1995 5
April 23 through May 6
Monday, Apr. 24
Biochemistry /Molecular
Biology Seminar
Coupling G-Protein To A MAP
Kinase Cascade In The Yeast
Pheromone Response Pathway.
Dr. Malcolm Whiteway.
Biotechnology Research Institute.
Montreal. IRC #4 at 3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-
9871.
IHEAR Seminar
Overview Of A Health Promotion
Model. Dr. James Frankish. Ill
Program. Mather Annex 2 at 4pm.
Hearing Accessible. Call 822-
3956.
Economics Seminar
Models With Long Memory. Rurad
Taqqu. Boston U. Buchanan D225
from 4-5:30pm. Call 822-8216.
Continuing Studies
First Nations OfThe Pacific: The
Polynesian Triangle. Serge Dunis.
Asian Centre auditorium from
7:30-9:30pm. $10. Call 822-1450.
Tuesday, Apr. 25
Centre for Applied Ethics
Colloquium
When Is Treatment Futile? Dr.
Francoise Baylis, Philosophy, U.
of Tennessee. Angus 326 from 2-
4pm. Call 822-5139.
Wednesday, Apr. 26
Respiratory Seminar Series
Climb Mt. Everest From Your
Armchair. Dr. Grant McCormack.
Respiratory consultant, Surrey/
New Westminster. Vancouver
Hosp/HSC, Laurel Pavilion
Taylor-Fiddler conference room
from 5-6pm. Call 875-5663.
Green College 19th Century
Studies CoUoquium
The Commodification Of Landscape: Egypt In The Nineteenth
Century. Derek Gregory, Geography. Green College recreation
lounge at 5:30pm. Call 822-8660.
Faculty of Education/Policy
Lecture
Issues in Education in British
Columbia: Equity. Who Wins? Dr.
Jane Gaskell. Educational Studies. Respondents: Hayne Wai,
Multiculturalism BC: Noel
Hcrron, principal of Cunningham
School. Reception follows. Robson
Square Conference Centre at
8pm. No fee. Call 264-0627.
Thursday, Apr. 27
Faculty Development
Seminar
Everyday Negotiating Skills. Libby
Nason. Vice-Provost. Ponderosa
Maple Room from 9am-4pm. Call
822-9149.
Museum of Anthropology
Workshop
Cultural Resource Management:
An Introduction To Archeological
Wet Sites For Land-use Planning.
MOA from 9am-12pm. Advanced
registration required. Fee $15.
Call 822-5087.
Faculty Development/
Continuing Studies Seminar
Practical Uses For Interactive
Multimedia In A University Setting. UBCTELEcentre, USB from
12:30-2:30pm. No fee. Also May
4. Call 822-9149.
Museum of Anthropology
Public Forum
Troubled Waters: A Public Forum
On The Fraser River. First Nations
House of Learning from 12:30-6pm.
Reception to follow. Call 822-5087.
Museum of Anthropology
Conference
Hidden Dimensions: The Cultural
Significance Of Wetland Archaeology. MOA. Through Apr. 30. Call
822-5087.
Museum of Anthropology
Teachers' Workshop
Telling Wetland Stories: A workshop for teachers and museum
educators. MOA from 9am to noon.
Advance registration required. $ 15
fee. Call 822-5087.
CUPE 2950 General
Membership Meeting
1995 Budget and Contract on the
agenda. IRC 2 from 12:30-2:30.
Bring your lunch. Call 224-2308.
Friday, Apr. 28
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Just Do It? Dr. Derek G. Human,
acting head. Cardiology. Children's
Hospital. G.F. Strong auditorium
at 9am. Call 875-2307.
Health Care/Epidemiology
Rounds
Population Health Targets And The
Annual Report. Dr. John Miller,
Provincial Health Officer, Ministry
of Health; Dr. Michael Hays, Geography. SFU. Mather 253 from 9-
10am. Call 822-2772.
Saturday, Apr. 29
Career Exploration Workshop
Grade 11/12 students only. A professional counsellor will help high
school students to identify career
options that fit with their interests, strengths/values. Organized
by UBC Student Resources Centre
from 8:30am-4:30pm. For location/
advance registration call 822-2799.
Museum of Anthropology
Talk
Wetland Worlds/The Past Preserved. Dr. John Coles. IRC #2 at
8pm. Call 822-5087.
Monday, May 1
Biochemistry/Molecular
Biology Seminar
Structural-functional Relationships In Fibrinogen. Dr. Susan
Lord. Pathology, U. of North Carolina. IRC #4 at 3:45pm. Refreshments at 3:30pm. Call 822-9871.
Wednesday, May 3
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Trauma: Tibial Plateau Fractures.
Dr. P.J. O'Brien. Vane. Hosp/HSC
Eve Care Centre auditorium at
7am. Call 875-4272.
Continuing Studies - Applied
Science Course
Advanced Concepts In Innovative
Thinking/Creative Problem Solving For Professionals. Dr. Paul
Tinari. Angus 326 from 9am-5pm.
Fee $410 after Apr. 15. Includes
course materials. lunch/certificate
of attendance. Now through Mav
5. Call 822-3347/fax 822-3449."
Microbiology /Immunology
Seminar
Transposons,  Codons/Foldons:
Genetic Studies Of Membrane Protein. Dr. Colin Manoil. Genetics,
U. ofWashington. Wesbrook 201
from 12-1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
Respiratory Seminar Series
Proteglycans In Lung Inflammation And Fibrosis. Dr. Clive
Roberts. Medicine. Vancouver
Hosp/HSC Laurel Pavilion Taylor-
Fiddler conference room from 5-
6pm. Call 875-5653.
Health Care Ethics Public
Lecture
Economic. Social/Ethical Challenges For Health Care In The New
South Africa. Dr. Solomon R.
Benatar. Medicine. U. of Cape
Town. South Africa. Robson
Square Conference Centre Judge
White Theatre at 7pm. Call 822-
5677.
Thursday, May 4
Academic Lecture Series
Multimodal Treatment Of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.
Dr. Lilly Hechtman, Child Psychiatry, Montreal Children's Hospital. Vancouver Hosp/HSC
Detwiller Pavilion lecture theatre
from 8-9:30am. Call 822-7550.
Green College Seminar
Three Decades As A Political Scientist: The Autobiography That Will
Never Be Written. Prof. Alan Cairns.
Political Science. Green College
recreation room at 8pm. Call 822-
8660.
MOST Workshop
The Challenge Of Customer Service. Bonnie Milne, consultant.
Training for Change. Brock Hall
0017 from 9am-4pm. Fee $60: refreshments provided. Call 822-
9644.
Friday, May 5
Call For Papers
Seventh Social Work Symposium
Research Day: Research As Practice In Action. Contact Dr. Sharon
Manson-Singer. School of Social
Work. Students are welcome as
participants. Call Dr. Manson-
Singer at 822-3251.
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Ocular Miswiring. Dr. Christopher
John Lyons. Ophthalmology. GF
Strong auditorium at 9am. Call
875-2307.
Health Care/Epidemiology
Rounds
Defining Ecosystem Health. Dr.
Craig Stephen. Health Care/Epi-
demiology/BC Centre for Disease Control. Mather 253 from
9-10am. Call 822-2772.
Saturday, May 6
Continuing Studies Lecture
UBC Forum: Treaty Making In
British Columbia: An Examination OfThe Current Negotiating
Process. Paul Tennant: Doug
Sanders. Barbara Fisher. Curtis
101/102 from 9am-lpm. No fee.
Call 822-1450.
History Conference
Canada And The Liberation Of
The Netherlands 19945-1995: In
commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII in
the Netherlands and the role of
Canadians in the liberation.
Speakers from Canada and the
Netherlands. Robson Square
Conference Centre. Judge White
Theatre at 9am. Call 822-5642
for information.
Notices
Student Housing
A service offered by the AMS has
been established to provide a housing listing service for both student
and landlords. This service utilizes a computer voice messaging
svstem. Students call 822-9844.
Landlords call 1-900-451-5585
(touch tone calling) or for assistance call 822-0888.
Friday Morning Campus Tour
School/College Liaison tours provide prospective UBC students with
an overview of campus activities,
facilities and services. Brock Hall
204 from9:30-1 lam. Reservations
one week in advance. Call 822-
4319.
English Language Institute
Homestay
English speaking families needed
to host international students participating in ELI programs for periods of two to six weeks. Remuneration is S22 per dav. Call 822-
1537.
Counselling Psychology
Study
Midlife Daughters/Daughters-ln
Law. Daughters, who are caring
for a parent in a care facility, are
needed for a study on stress and
coping. Involves one evening small
group discussion witli women similar to yourself. Call Allison at 822-
9199."
Counselling Psychology
Work/Stress Study
UBC female managerial and professional workers who have experienced a stressful interpersonal
conflict at work in the past month
needed for a study on Ihe health
effects of work conflicts. Involves
confidential completion of a questionnaire. Call 244-0559.
Statistical Consulting/
Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the Department of Statistics to provide statistical advice to faculty/graduate
students working on research
problems. Call 822-4037.
International Student
Services
Women's Support Group. Jennie
Campbell. Int'l student advisor/
program coordinator. International
House every Thurs. between 4-
5pm to end of Apr. Call 822-5021.
Study of Coping Skills
Needed for UBC study of coping:
Any parent of a person with schizophrenia. Respond at your convenience to written confidential questionnaire. Studv conclusions available. Please share your experience
so others may learn. Call Rose at
822-5672/266-8792.
Clinical Research Support
Group
Under the auspices of Health Care/
Epidemiology. Provides methodological, biostatistical. computational and analytical support for
health researchers. Call 822-4530.
Disability Resource Centre
The centre provides consultation
and information for faculty members with students with disabilities. Guidebooks/services for students and faculty available. Call
822-5844.
Equity Office
Advisors are available to discuss
questions or concerns. We are prepared to help any UBC student, or
member of staff or faculty who is
experiencing discrimination or
harassment, including sexual har
assment find a satisfactory resolution. Call 822-6353.
Psychology Study
Continues to May 15. Music And
Mood. C^/k/f^'rs required for
two one-hr. -H^tigQ' ooked two
days apart. $20 nunorarium
upon completion. Call 822-2022.
Diabetes Study
Volunteers required who have
Type 11 Diabetes; ages 19-70yrs:
stable blood glucose levels: normal blood lipid levels. Required
to consume a liquid nutritional
supplement for 28 days. Honorarium paid. Call 822:6869.
Nitobe Memorial Garden/
Botanical Garden
Summer hours effective to Oct.
15. Open from 10am-6pm daily,
including weekends. Call 822-
9666.
Garden Tours
Wednesdays/Saturdays until
October. UBC Botanical Garden at lpm. Available with the
price of admission. Call 822-
9666.
NOTE
The Calendar will not
appear in the May 18
issue of UBC Reports.
'UBC REPORTS
CALENDAR POLICY AND DEADLINES
The UBC Reports Calendar lists university-related or
university-sponsored events on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland.
Calendar items must be submitted on forms available from the UBC Public Affairs Office, 207-6328
Memorial Road, Vancouver. B.C. V6T 1Z2. Phone: 822-
3131. Fax: 822-2684. Please limit to 35 words. Submissions for the Calendar's Notices section may be limited
due to space.
Deadline for the May 4 issue of UBC Reports — which
covers the period May 7 to June 17 — is noon, April 25. 6 UBC Reports ■ April 20, 1995
Celebrating
i
years of
jeVvlce
Stories by-
Abe Hefter
Staff writer
Harvey Burian
There are 13,000 stories in the UBC
workforce.
After 25 years of employment in Human
Resources, Harvey Burian feels he knows just
about every one of them.
As manager of the Human Resources Information Centre, Burian is responsible primarily
for the computerized employee database system, and extracting system information in the
form of various reports.
The database contains information on all
faculty, staff and student workers.
During the last 10 years, Burian has
watched computer technology change the face
of Human Resources.
"In 1984, the department was equipped with
one personal computer. Today, that number is
closer to 60."
Burian started out as an administrative
assistant in 1970 in what was then known as
Personnel and Ancillary Senices. His career
eventually took him into the area of information systems, where he's been employed since
1986.
"I've been involved in just about every area of
human resources except benefits." said
Burian.  "I tend to be the departmental historian."
Chris Mewis
1
It probably wouldn't be too much of a
stretch to suggest that Chris Mewis's life has
been "sailing along," both personally and
professionally, for the last number of years.
From 1970 through 1977, Mewis was
employed in a number of areas on campus,
including the Dental Hygiene Program and
the Faculty of Education.  A long-time recreational sailor with a love of the ocean, she
often cast a watchful eye on the Oceanography Dept., in hope that a suitable job posting
would become available.
In 1978, one did.
"I'm very keen on the ocean and sailing —
that kind of thing.   One day I saw a posting in
the Oceanography Dept. for an administrative
clerk.   I applied and got the job, which was a
dream come true, really."
A former assistant boating instructor,
Mewis has been sailing for more than 20
years, from small dinghys to 50-footers and
everything in between.   Not of a scientific
bent, Mewis has a background in business
administration.   However, her 17 years in the
Oceanography Dept. have served to deepen
both her love, and her knowledge, of the
ocean.
tf UBC Reports ■ April 20, 1995 7
f
Pat Lackie
Membership in the UBC 25-year club has
become a family affair for Pat Lackie.
Lackie's husband Al, this year's club president, has been an employee at UBC for more
than 30 years, most recently as major contracts
officer in the Purchasing Dept. Pat has spent
the last 10 years of her UBC career as an administrative assistant in the English Dept.,
with previous stops in the Physics and Chemistry departments and the office of the dean of
Science.
When the work day is done, the Lackies don't
stray very far from campus. They currently live
in Point Grey.
"It's very exciting to be part of the university
community," said Pat. "UBC has provided an
excellent administrative career for me. It has
been both a joy and a privilege to work on
campus."
Membership in the UBC 25-year club isn't
the only milestone the Lackies are celebrating
these days. They marked their 29th wedding
anniversary on April 2.
"I suppose it's quite unique that we've both
reached this milestone and that we're both si ill
married," Pat points out.
"We both enjoy our careers and attend many
university functions. Al and I have integrated
work, pleasure and home life very nicely."
Rick Noonan
You could say Rick Noonan's entry into the UBC
25-year club is "ice-ing" on the cake in a hockey
career that has taken him to the four corners of
the globe.
Since his arrival from Winnipeg where he partook in Father David Bauer's national hockey
program, Noonan has played a major administrative role on the international hockey scene.
Currently the co-ordinator of the UBC varsity
hockey program and manager of the Winter Sports
Centre, Noonan has served as head trainer on a
number of Team Canada entries at the world
championship level: 1977 in Vienna, 1978 in
Prague and 1979 in Moscow.
In 1980, he served as general manager of the
Canadian hockey team at the Lake Placid Winter
Olympics.
His participation on the international scene also
took him to Japan.
"I served as trainer for the Japanese national
hockey team in 1975 and 1976," said Noonan. "It
enabled UBC to develop an excellent relationship
with Japanese hockey which is still strong today."
An unabashed supporter of Canadian university
hockey, Noonan was thrilled to see large crowds
come out to the Winter Sports Centre and support
the Thunderbird hockey team this season.
"It's a very competitive brand of hockey. The
players come out and give 100 per cent. And when
you get a full house in this place, it's very exciting."
I  -  1 !     s I I
New 25-year
club members
Paul Darquin
Education
Richard Noonan
Athletic & Sports Facilities
Heather Merilees
Biochemistry
Allan Blighton
Campus Mailing Services
Barbara Kent
Commerce & Business Administration
Pat Lackie
English
James Bell
Housing & Conferences
Ernest Gregg
Housing & Conferences
Harvey Burian
Human Resources
Janice Doyle
Community & Regional
Planning
Young-ju Ahn
Library
Raymond Galbraith
Library
Thomas Geise
Library-
Sylvia Ng
Library
Brian Kilpatrick
Education
Ian Franks
Media Services
Chris Mewis
Oceanography
Christian Caritey
Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Elaine Jan
Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Eliana Balic
Plant Operations
Giovanni Gambron
Plant Operations
Josephine Hoeflich
Plant Operations
John Irvine
Plant Operations
Bogoljub Lukic
Plant Operations
Lome Potentier
Plant Operations
Krishna Reddy
Plant Operations
Mahendra Singh
Plant Operations
Cushla Curtis
Psychology
Joseph Dolchewski
Telecommunications
Richard Halm
Telecommunications
Dennis O'Reilly
Telecommunications
Lome Koroluk
Continuing Studies Credit
Division
Ronald Hall
University Computing Services 8 UBC Reports ■ April 20, 1995
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
UBC GAZETTE
The Board ofGovernors took thefollowing
action at its meeting held on March 16.
1995.
FINANCE
The schedule of tuition fees for the new
MBA program in the Faculty of Com
merce & Business Administration (based
on a full program fee of $7,000 for students entering the program in 1995-96)
was approved.
The Board approved 1995-96 budgets for
the following ancillary operations.
1. Athletics and Sports Services
2. Bookstore
3. Food Services
4. Housing and Conferences
5. Computing and Communications
6. Parking
7. EMRG (Educational Measurement Research Group - changing to Applied Research and Evaluation Service)
The Board approved collection of a five
dollar fee per active member per year (pro
rated for part-time students) for the
Ubyssey Publications Society. This approval was subject to the Ubyssey Publications Society meeting a number of conditions with respect to issues such as
accountability, liability and financial reporting. If the conditions are met, the fee
will be collected for the term commencing
Sept. 1, 1995 on behalf of the Ubyssey
Publications Society, and will be paid to
the UPS for the publication of an autonomous student newspaper.
A draft lease between the University and
the Graduate Student Society regarding the
Graduate Student Centre was approved.
The Board approved a proposal that the
University acquire membership control
ofthe Pacific Bio-Waste Recovery Society.
Pacific Bio-Waste Recovery Society, a nonprofit society, operates the fish composting
facility situated on the UBC Research
Farm at Oyster River. Pac-Bio will remain a separate legal entity, but UBC,
through the membership, will control the
management of Pac-Bio.
PROPERTY
The Board ratified the revised Land Use
and Development Objectives dated March
13. 1995.
The 1995-96 Minor Capital Budget was
approved. The Minor Capital Budget
recurs yearly. The portion for alterations
is apportioned on the basis of requests
from departments or Interest areas, as
endorsed by Deans and confirmed by
Vice Presidents. The budget also provides
for public works upgrading.
The Board endorsed the Design Development Report dated January 3. 1995. for
Creative Arts/Journalism Phase I. and
the Addendum to the Report dated March
7, 1995, prepared by A. J. Diamond Schmitt
and Company. Approval was also given to
proceed with preparation of contract documents and tendering ofthe project.
ACADEMIC & STUDENT AFFAIRS
Approval was given to the incorporation
ofthe BC Networking Society with three
members: The University of British Columbia. Simon Fraser University and The
University of Victoria. BCnet is a computer network connecting researchers and
educators at institutions of higher education together with each other and with
business, governmental, and non-profit
organizations throughout the Province of
British Columbia. BCnet also connects
these important groups to the national
Canadian research, education, and technology transfer network.
POLICIES
The Board approved changes to Policy
#19. Acting President, and noted the
President's procedures for implementation and administration:
In accordance with Policy #1. the Board
was advised that procedures for the following policies have been amended by
the President.
Policy #67—Late Payment of Fees and
Accounts
Policy #87—Research
OTHER BUSINESS
The Board approved the agreement between the University and the Faculty
Association on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional and Part-time Appointments.
The Board oj Governors at its meeting of
March 16. 1995 approved the following
recommendations and received notice
about the following items:
APPOINTMENTS
William A. Webber. Associate Vice
President. Academic, Vice President
Academic & Provost, July 1, 1995 to
June 30,  1998.
Murray B. Isman. Acting Head. Dept. of
Plant Science, Jan 1, 1995 to June 30,
1995.
Peter Legzdins. Head. Dept. of Chemistry. July 1. 1995 to June 30, 2000.
Robert J. Woodham. Acting Head, Dept.
ofComputerScience. Feb 1, 1995toJune
30. 1995.
Thomas M. Kemple, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anthropology & Sociology,
July 1. 1995 to June 30. 1998.
Carl G. Johnson, Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Classics, July 1. 1995 to June
30, 1998.
Roland B. Stull. Professor, Dept. of Geography. July 1. 1995 (tenured).
Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, Assistant
Professor, Dept. of Germanic Studies,
July 1, 1995 to June 30, 1998.
David J. Metzer. Assistant Professor,
School of Music, July 1, 1995 to June 30,
1998.
Rod McCormick. Assistant Professor.
Dept. of Counselling Psychology. Jan 1.
1995 to June 30, 1998.
Nina Halpern, Associate Professor. Institute of Asian Research/Dept. of Political
Science, Jan 1, 1995 to June 30, 1998.
Decheng Yang, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Feb 1, 1995 to
June 30. 1998.
Sarah P. Otto. Assistant Professor, Dept.
of Zoology, Julyl. 1995 to June 30, 1998.
Michael C. Whitlock. Assistant Professor. Dept. of Zoology .July 1, 1995 to June
30. 1998.
RESIGNATIONS
Linda McCargar. Assistant Professor,
School of Family & Nutritional Sciences,
June 30. 1995."
Peter Lusztig. Professor. Faculty of Commerce, June 29. 1995.
Mihkel Tombak.  Assistant  Professor,
Faculty of Commerce, June 30. 1995.
David Tse, Associate Professor, Faculty
of Commerce, June 30, 1995.
Patricia Crehan.  Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Educational Studies, June 30,
1995.
Richard Wall. Associate Professor, Dept.
of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Dec 30,
1994.
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B.C. French teachers
offered Tahitian treat
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
UBC's Continuing Studies is offering
the province's French language teachers
a unique opportunity to broaden their
knowledge and enhance their teaching
skills this summer.
International
agreement
to encourage
exchanges
In addition to their collaboration on
the Papeete French immersion program,
UBC and the French University of the
Pacific will enter into a three-year agreement to encourage and facilitate joint
research activities and support faculty
and student exchanges.
The French University of the Pacific attracts some ofthe best and most ambitious
French scholars, said Francis Andrew, who
spearheaded the Papeete program.
'The faculty is noted for the excellence
of its training, research and publications,
and the university is particularly strong
in arts, language, anthropology, law and
oceanography."
Andrew and UBC colleagues Stephen
Carey, director of Modern Language Education in the Faculty of Education, and
Richard Hodgson, acting head of the
French Dept., designed the agreement
based on a similar joint venture between
the French University of the Pacific and
New Zealand's Auckland University.
The first exchanges are expected to
take place in language arts and education, Andrew said.
He added that as well as conducting
research at the host university, faculty
members participating in the exchange
may also give lectures or seminars.
Under terms of the agreement, student exchanges will take place on a reciprocal basis and for a period not exceeding
one academic year.
Students will pay the appropriate tuition fee for their course of study to their
host institution which may grant exchange students credits for courses completed.
The agreement will be signed by UBC
President David Strangway and Francis
Dubus, president of the French University ofthe Pacific, on campus at an April
26 ceremony.
Fifteen non-
Francophone, ad-
vanced-level
teachers of French
immersion and
French as a second language will
attend a program
tailored to meet
their specific
learning needs at
the French University of the Pacific in Papeete, Tahiti.
The four-week French immersion program, which begins July 8, is part of an
international exchange between B. C. and
the French government initiated in 1991
by Francis Andrew, director of Continuing Studies' Language Programs and Services division.
In 1987, Andrew helped establish exchange programs within the division to
enable B.C. teachers to participate in
French immersion courses offered by institutions in France and other overseas
countries.
Due to the popularity of Papeete as a
destination, most of the applications for
the program were received well before the
April 1 deadline, Andrew said.
Applicants were carefully screened
through a detailed questionnaire and
were required to write an essay on how
they felt the program would improve
their language and teaching abilities,
he added.
The program, which will combine eight-
hour days of language activities with
guest speakers, workshops, cultural
events, field trips and weekend excursions, coincides with Papeete's 50-day
Tiurai Festival, the island's Bastille Day
celebrations.
"It is a culturally rich time of year
which will offer the participants countless opportunities to meet French-speakers and share their culture," Andrew
said.
"The whole program has been designed
to encourage the teachers to keep learning, to do it for their students. We feel that
we will have a very committed group.
They will be using personal vacation time
to upgrade their professional skills."
The summer institute in Papeete is
one of several that Continuing Studies
offers abroad, including programs with
Japan's Hiroshima University, Beijing
University in China, the Center for Bilingual Multicultural Studies in Mexico and
Costa Rica's Forester Instituto
Internacional.
Funding for the program is provided
by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
represented by Maryse Berniau, the
French consul in Vancouver.
Exam Stress?
Gavin Wilson photo
Dreaming, no doubt, ofthe summer ahead, sleeping student takes a breather
during the final week of classes to bask in the spring sun on a bench in the
flagpole plaza at the north end of Main Mall.
Partners In Research
Martin Dee photo
Municipal Affairs Minister Darlene Marzari presents a cheque for
$54,000 to Michael Pitt, associate dean of Agricultural Sciences, on
behalf of Dave Zirnhelt, minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
Also present were Jim Thompson (left), head of Animal Science, and
Richard Spratley, director of Research Services. This was the second
installment ofthe approximatley $150,000 the faculty receives each
year under the Applied Research Partnerships Program. The program
is designed to encourage faculty researchers and industry to work
together to enhance the competitive position of B.C.'s agri-food
industry. Industry sources match government funding for joint
research projects. Some of this year's projects include: genetic
engineering of fruit crops to resist diseases, use of monoclonal
antibodies to assess fertility in bulls, development of naturally
occurring pesticides and dietary control of disease in farmed salmon.
Text links economics
with sociology, biology
by Abe Hefter
Staff writer
Commerce and Business Administration Prof.  Maurice Levi has written a
textbook on introductory economics directed at first-year university students who aren't
economists and don't intend to be economists.
In Economics and the
Modern World, Levi has
linked economics with a
number of disciplines, including literature, biology,
sociology and religion. He
calls it crossing bridges.
"We have compartmentalized scholarly inquiry by
working within narrow
fields like we're living in a
vacuum," said Levi.
"Interdisciplinary and
cross-disciplinary research enables us to
bring different areas together. Really,
we're all talking a similar language. When
we start talking to each other more, we'll
learn a lot."
Levi has explored some of these parallels by crossing 18 bridges in the course
of this text, including one which takes
readers to the land of Oz.
"When L. Frank Baum penned his
much-loved enchanted tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at the turn of the
century, he was not only creating a treasure for generations of delighted children,
but also was making a sophisticated and
penetrating commentary on one of the
central economic issues ofthe day," Levi
writes.
'That issue was whether the United
States should remain on the gold standard or should instead add to the size of
the money supply by the free, unrestricted
mintage of silver coins."
Levi goes on to explain that the yellow
brick road was the path taken by gold
advocates, while Dorothy's silver slippers, which eventually disappeared, represented the silver issue, which also disappeared.
While acknowledging that some of the
parallels described are coincidental, Levi
points out that some of the links are
astoundingly strong.
Maurice Levi
"Mention the word inflation to most
people, and they are likely to think about
rising prices. However, if the person
hearing the word is a physicist, it may
bring something different to mind, such
as what happens when air is blown into a
balloon.
"While the physicist and
economist have different
phenomena in mind when
considering inflation, the
principles behind them are
similar: the larger the
number of molecules or
money supply, and the
higher their velocities, the
bigger the balloon, or price
level."
Division of labour is another term that might mean
different things to different
people. However, Levi says
it's not an accident that the
division of labour is central to both economics and biology.
"The centre of a cell, the nucleus, is
like the management of a firm. The outer
part ofthe cell, which takes instructions
from the nucleus, does most ofthe work,
just like the firm's employees. Cells
trade, or exchange, with each other. Same
cells that come together form tissue, just
as similar firms come together to form an
industry.
When groups of different types of
tissue come together, they form an
organ. When different industries come
together, they form a sector of the
economy, like agriculture. All organs
and sectors, when combined, make up
the large units of study, organisms and
economies.
'The nature of people co-operating in
markets is not much different than the
level of co-operation found in a biological
system."
In his textbook, Levi also crosses a
bridge which links the psychology of consumer behaviour to the teachings of
Sigmund Freud. Another bridge links the
economic concept of competition to biology, political science, history, ethics and
theology.
Economics and the Modern World, by
Maurice Levi, is published by D.C. Heath
and Company. 10 UBC Reports ■ April 20, 1995
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Fax:(604)822-4835. UBC Reports ■ April 20, 1995 11
People
by staff writers
Third-year law student Catherine Moya Dunne is the 1995 winner of
the $1,600 William G. Black Memorial Prize essay competition.
About 50 students competed for the prize, which is named for a faculty
member who retired in 1963 after many years of service.
The essay is written on a topic related to some aspect of Canadian citizenship. In this year's contest, students were asked to explain the relationship
between individual rights and the common good in light of issues raised by
such groups as environmentalists. Quebec separatists. First Nations peoples,
the poor, women and ethnic minorities.
The essays were judged by representatives of the Faculty of Law and the
departments of Anthropology and Sociology, History and Political Science.
David Hill, an assistant professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been
elected president of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC)
for a one-year term.
Hill, who also serves as associate dean of professional programs and chair
of the Division of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration in the
faculty, was elected to the board in 1991 as the representative of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists.
He is a member of the board's specialties, executive and finance committees. He served as the PEBC's vice-president last year.
The PEBC is committed to promoting excellence in the practice of pharmacy by a comprehensive and relevant examination and certification process
for persons seeking to become licensed pharmacists in Canada.
Maureen Garland, director of Continuing Education and Communications for the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, is
the 1994 co-winner ofthe Elizabeth Powell
Award presented by the National University Continuing
Education Association (NUCEA).
Garland won for her journal article, The Adult Need
for 'Personal Control' Provides a Cogent Guiding
Concept for Distance Education, which was published
in the Journal of Distance Education.
The award is given annually to recognize publications that make significant contributions to research in
independent study and distance education. Nominations for the award were received from some of the
world's most prominent distance educators.
Garland will receive the award at the NUCEA annual
conference this month in Anaheim, Ca.
Garland
Peter Oberlander. professor emeritus in the School of Community and
Regional Planning, has been appointed special assistant to the secretary-general of Habitat II. Oberlander will help preparations for the
Second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) to be
convened in Istanbul, Turkey, in June 1996. Oberlander has been associated
with the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements in Nairobi since its
inception, and has served United Nations agencies as a consultant in the
field of community planning and housing since the late 1950s. Following
Habitat I in Vancouver, Oberlander founded the Centre for Human Settlements at UBC and was its first director until 1988.
UBC's Nobel Laureate Michael Smith will join
astronaut Roberta Bondar and prima ballerina
Melissa Hayden in receiving honorary degrees
from the University of Western Ontario in June.
Smith, director ofthe Biotechnology Laboratory and
a professor in the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology, is being honoured for his achievements as a
distinguished biochemist with a Doctor of Science
degree.
He will address graduates from the faculties of
Graduate Studies and Law at a June 9 ceremony.
Smith was also recently inducted as a Friend of
Science World.
Smith, who was co-recipient ofthe Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1993. was
honoured for his contributions to Science World and his commitment to
promoting science awareness and equal opportunities for women in science.
He contributed the cash award from his Nobel Prize to the Society for
Canadian Women in Science and Technology and to schizophrenia research.
• • • •
Zoology Prof. Peter Hochachka has won the inaugural B.C. Academic of
the Year Award from the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of B.C.
Hochachka was honoured for his research, which focuses on how humans
and other mammals adapt to low-oxygen environments, both underwater and
at high altitudes.
A leader in comparative physiology and biochemistry, his groundbreaking
studies of the different way in which animals convert food and oxygen into
energy have altered the course of biological research.
Hochachka was also recently awarded the 1995 Canada Gold Medal for
Science and Engineering, the highest honour given by the Natural Sciences
and Engineering Research Council.
Smith
Hats Off
Abe Hetter photo
Renowned costume designer Kwok-yuen Chan of Hong Kong examines a
head dress from China's Eastern Guangong Province from the early 1900s.
With him is Museum of Anthropology curator Elizabeth Johnson. Chan
visited MOA this month to work with Johnson to identify and document the
museum's collection of Cantonese opera costumes. The public can see the
extraordinary beauty, colour and diversity of MOA's collection of Cantonese
opera costumes in its exhibit, A Rare Flower: A Century of Cantonese Opera
in Canada, which has just returned from an 18-month nation-wide tour of
five Canadian museums. The exhibit goes on display at MOA in June.
News Digest
Two UBC offices are among this year's recipients of grants awarded by the Faculty
Women's Club (FWC).
The Development Office was presented with two cheques totalling $12,000. The
awards will help establish a new bursary and increase existing scholarships.
A cheque for $1,000 went to the Women Students' Office in support of its
Emergency Loan Fund which assists women students who need immediate financial
help. The FWC was established in 1917 to give financial aid to students, provide
service to the UBC community and to promote social and cultural activities among
its members. A total of seven scholarships, awards and bursaries are currently
supported by the FWC. The cheque presentations were made during the club's
annual general meeting on April 4.
• • • •
The UBC Portfolio Management Society has been named the provincial post-
secondary winner of the National Awards of Excellence in Business-Education
Partnerships for 1994-1995.
The award is given annually by the Conference Board of Canada.
Commerce and Business Administration Prof. Rob Heinkel, faculty supervisor of
the Portfolio Management Society, will travel to St. John, New Brunswick. May 14-
16 for the national awards ceremony, which will feature the eight provincial winners.
The UBC Portfolio Management Society was created in 1985 by Murray Leith,
Michael Ryan and Milton Wong, three Vancouver investment professionals with a
strong commitment to the business-education partnership.
Working with then Commerce Dean Peter Lusztig, approximately $300,000 was
raised and placed into an endowment. The endowment, now worth more than $1.2
million, is managed by a select group of undergraduates in the faculty's Bachelor of
Commerce program.
Each year the six to eight graduating students are recruited by some ofthe largest
and most successful firms in the global capital markets.
On May 5, 1945, German forces in the western and central Netherlands capitulated
ending five years of Nazi occupation. UBC is hosting a conference "Canada and the
Liberation ofthe Netherlands, 1945-1995" to commemorate the 50th anniversary of
the end of World War Two in the Netherlands on Saturday. May 6.
A former member ofthe Dutch resistance and the commander ofthe battalion that
liberated Amsterdam will join Canadian and Dutch scholars in the Judge White
Theatre at the Robson Square Conference Centre. The day long conference will
examine contributions made by Canadian soldiers, including those of British
Columbia's Seaforth Highlanders, in the liberation campaign. Canadian casualties in
Northwest Europe totalled almost 45,000, with more than 11,000 fatal.
Conference topics include: a social history of an army at war: women in the Dutch
navy: Nazi failure to win over the Dutch during the occupation: and the purging and
punishing of collaborators.
For more conference information call 822-5642.
A new option in environmental engineering will be available to undergraduates in
Civil Engineering this fall.
Recently approved by Senate, the option will be offered for the first time to students
entering the third-year Civil Engineering program in September.
The new option has been created by combining existing courses and courses from
other departments with newly developed courses. It has been designed to give
students a grounding in both basic sciences and specific environmental engineering
skills.
Still subject to budgetary approval, the option has an intended enrolment limit of
40 students.
'The option will enable the department to respond to increasing demands for
engineers with sensitivity to environmental issues and expertise in addressing
environmental engineering problems," said Civil Engineering Dept. Head Michael
Isaacson.
The undergraduate program will complement the department's extensive teaching
and research activities in environmental engineering at the graduate level.
It is one ofthe largest and strongest graduate programs in Canada and has recently
been broadened to include three areas of specialization: pollution control and waste
management, environmental fluid mechanics and aquatic processes and geo-
environmental engineering. 12 UBC Reports ■ April 20, 1995
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Mary Risebrough has seen campus housing nearly double since she was appointed director of Housing and Conferences 15 years ago.
Making UBC a home
by Connie Filletti
Staff writer
Although Mary Risebrough. director of Mousing and Conferences,
is reluctant to talk about the
surge in student housing that has
taken place at UBC under her direction, the numbers speak for themselves.
Since her appointment 15 years ago,
Risebrough has planned and implemented six major construction projects
which have increased the amount of
on-campus student housing by 45 per
cent — accommodation for an additional 2.000 students.
She is equally modest abotit the
$100-million worth of new construction
she has administered at UBC during
her tenure.
"It seems like a lot. but it's been done
a small bit at a time." Risebrough says.
"Every university has responded to
the same demographic pressures and
changing needs and expectations of its
residents. We're dwarfed by the University of Michigan which has 12.000 beds
compared to our 6.000."
But Risebrough can't deny her many
achievements that have made UBC 's
student housing operation Canada's
largest.
It wasn't quite the goal she set out
with when, with her youngest child
ready to enter kindergarten, she
decided to look for work outside the
home, but still close to it.
Hired by what was then called UBC's
Dept. of Residences, she was promoted
into the professional ranks quickly,
becoming residence administrator
within five years.
In 1981. she was asked to stand in
for the department's director who
resigned in the middle of major renovations to the student residences.
'They had a very institutional feel.
Everything was cream, brown and
vinyl." Risebrough recalls with a
distasteful tone of voice.
She also remembers being extremely
busy, juggling her responsibilities as
residence administrator with those of a
parent,   part-time student arid acting
director, overseeing a budget plan to
fund renovation projects.
But time management came easily to
Risebrough. a skill she credits to a year
spent working as a fletcher. making
compressed wood arrows, at a rate of
about 24 dozen each day.
'There were a lot of steps involved in
the manufacturing process which had
been invented by the owner operator of
the arrow plant," she explains. "I was a
one-person assembly line which taught
me many things, especially how to
manage my time."
At UBC. she sensed another opportunity to hone her skills and  tossed
her hat in the ring when a national
search was conducted to find a new
director.
One of the first new student
housing projects she undertook.
Gage Apartments, is a source of
particular pride lor Risebrough. Built in
1983/84. it was one of North America's
first apartment-style campus residences that could also accommodate
students with disabilities.
The same respect for the living needs
of others is evident in her community
work. In 1992. Risebrough was elected
to the board of directors of the Coast
Foundation Society, a non-profit
organization which provides housing
and services to mentally ill adults.
Her involvement with Coast stems
from a passionate belief that everyone
should be provided with a variety of
choices, and the realization that people
have needs and that those needs
change.
Building community, as well as
housing, is central to the way she does
business. That's why Risebrough has
spent a lot of energy developing and
maintaining a high quality residency
life program at UBC.
Each campus residence area has a
live-in residence life manager, a
professional staff member who supervises a team of students who are
trained as peer counsellors.
In total, a team of more than 115
student and staff advisers are ready to
respond to tenants' concerns that go
well beyond reports of leaking faucets,
including drug and alcohol abuse and
suicide prevention.
Behind Risebrough's compassion is
a set of sharp entrepreneurial
skills, never more apparent than
when she negotiated the lease of
Fairview Crescent Residences, a
housing project for single students
completed in 1985. to Expo '86 staff for
one year.
The profit from that venture was
enough to initiate construction of
phases two and three of Acadia Park, a
family housing project with more than
530 units, including apartments and
townhouses.
Other projects shepherded by
Risebrough include Ritsumeiken-UBC
House — fondly called 'the Ritz' by
some UBC staffers. Completed three
years ago. it provides accommodation
for 200 students participating in an
international exchange program
between Japan's Ritsumeiken University and UBC.
Currently, she is overseeing the
construction of the university's $36-
million Thunderbird Residences,
located between East and West Mall on
Thunderbird Blvd.
Site A. comprising four buildings,
became the new home of 234 tenants
in January. Sites B and C, containing a
total of six buildings, are scheduled to
open May 1 and will house another 400
students.
The project is another example of
Risebrough's determination to provide
choices, in this case, year-round,
unfurnished accommodation for what
she describes as non-traditional'
undergraduate and graduate students.
'Many graduate students are of a
mature age who have lived on their
own. accumulated furniture and are
accustomed to privacy. Thunderbird is
designed to meet their specific needs."
Risebrough says.
Residents of the complex may also
choose to share with a roommate and
pay for their accommodation in
monthly installments, she adds.
Keeping an eye to future needs,
Risebrough co-applied with UBC's
Telecommunications Services for an
Innovation Fund grant to have Thunderbird wired for Internet connectivity.
The project is another example of
her commitment to creating community.
'Thunderbird is purposely sited to
bridge the residence community with
the wider campus community." she
says. "The complex links Totem Park
Residence to the Thunderbird Winter
Sports Centre and Fairview Crescent
Residences. It brings life to the streets
and people feel safer."
Also under Risebrough's stewardship, the department's original mandate of managing student residences
and a summer conference centre has
expanded to include faculty and staff
rental housing, a year- round conference centre operation and child care
services.
Rise';: ough's success in her field
ha? not gone unrecognized.
Botn the Northwest Association
of College and University Housing
Officers and the Association of College
and University Housing Officers
International have presented her with
their highest service awards.
In 1990, she was honoured with a
UBC 75th Anniversary Medal for her
outstanding contributions to the
university.
Risebrough feels genuine accountability for everyone in her care — 250
children in child care centres. 6.000
students and family members in
residences and a staff of about 350
people.
But when asked if she misses the
responsibility of housing her own brood
— a blended family of eight adult
children living independently — her
answer vaults from a surprisingly deep
laugh.
"No way."

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