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UBC Archives Serial
The I niversity of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
Volume 35, Number 7    April 6, 1989
Rick Hansen (right) and Dairy Rota, director of media relations for the Vancouver Canucks, discuss strategy at die Celebrity
Wheelchair Basketball Challenge at War Memorial Gym last week. The game was sponsored by UBC's School of Rehabilitation
Medicine and die Physiotherapy Association of B.C. Hansen is the university's consultant on disabled issues.
Self-government strategies
Native leaders to study at UBC
Native community leaders from across
Canada will gather at UBC later this
month to study strategies for self-government.
' 'Each First Nation has its own definition of self-government," said Peter
Boothroyd, a UBC professor of community and regional planning who is coordinating the week-long course, Planning For First Nations Self-Govemment
"What we're trying to do is provide
an opportunity for people to talk about
what self-government means and how to
plan a strategy to achieve it."
"•"^-Course participants will also study
traditional forms of aboriginal government and assess various types of self-
government agreements.
"First Nations self-government is
probably the primary issue between aboriginal people and the (federal) government, '' said Neil Sterritt, director of First
Nations Government, Assembly of First
Nations, who will be visiting lecturer
throughout the course.
Sterritt is former president of B.C.'s
Gitksan-Wet'suwet'en Tribal Council.
Sterritt said Canada's Native community is wrestling with the concept of self-
government in different ways.
' 'There are those who are trying to
build on Ihe initiatives ofthe Department
of Indian Affairs and who are hoping for
some goodwill on the part of the government to follow through on the kind of expectations they've created," he said.
' 'You also have the self-government
packages and objectives being developed
as aresult ofthe comprehensive claims
discussions and negotiations in different
parts of Canada,
where the right to
arises out of the
aboriginal title to
the land."
Sterritt said it's
necessary for
Native community leaders from
across the country to gather together and see what benchmarks have
been made in the struggle for self-
"The networking is very
important," he
The course,
which runs April
16-20, was developed by the
School of Community and Regional Planning
and Centre for Continuing Education in
consultation with First Nations planners.
Westwater producing
book, video on Fraser
UBC's Westwater Research Centre
has received a $ 197,000 grant from the
federal government and the B.C. Ministry of the Environment to produce a book
and video on the Fraser River Basin.
' 'This is the first phase of a project that
could last 10 years,'' said project director
Anthony Dorcey.
The initial project will use existing research to show how the Fraser River can
be managed to protect the environment
over the long term.
"For some time, we've been identifying ways in which we can manage the
system better. But we realize there are
many areas in which we have badly fallen
short," said Dorcey.
One example, Dorcey said, is the environmentally fragile Fraser River estu
ary which has been the subject of many
plans and proposals but is still being
managed in a fragmented and poorly
financed way.
' 'The problems are not intractible, but
the political leadership and dollars are not
there," he said.
Dorcey believes a book, and video on
environmental and water management
issues facing the whole basin would focus public attention and bolster the political will to tackle the problems.
" We' 11 be asking what the effects of
forestry, mining and agriculture practices
have been on the river, what the implications have been in terms of pollutants,
runoff, and fish habitat," he said.
The Fraser River study was inspired
partly by the Brundtland Commission on
See DORCEY on Page 2
\       'Significant improvement9
Victoria raises
UBCfs grant
by 7 per cent
UBC's operating grant from the provincial government is expected
to increase by about seven per cent as a result of the 1989 provincial
Finance Minister Mel Couvelier announced a $30-million increase to
B.C.'s universities, bringing total operating grants to $371-million.
"I'm really pleased to see the in- The provincial budget also includes
crease,'' said President David Strang-      $51 -million for student financial assis-
way.' "This will mean a significant im-      tance programs, and $20-million for the
provement at the university. It also represents a substantial contribution towards
needed salary increases."
Strangway said the increase was better than he had hoped for. But, he said the
new funding is unrelated to a planned 10
per cent increase in tuition fees this Fall.
' 'We will need this money in order to
deal with next year's cost increases," he
said. "However, we will be able to allocate funds to help out those students who
are really having trouble because ofthe
jump in tuition fees."
Strangway said he was pleased that
the government has provided information on university funding earlier this
year, allowing UBC to get a head start on
its own budget planning. He said the
university would examine the need for a
tuition increase next year as the budget is
developed in the next few months.
The provincial budget confirmed the
government's plan to spend $35-million
in the coming year on its post- secondary
access program.
That funding includes $8-million to
establish degree granting programs in
Nanaimo, Kamloops and Kelowna. UBC
is negotiating partnerships with Okanagan
College in Kelowna and Cariboo College
in Kamloops to provide degrees.
first year of the university matching grant
"We have balanced the budget and
provided new opportunities for young
people," said Couvelier.
named to
top court
Former UBC law professor Beverly
McLachlin has become the third woman
appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada.
McLachlin, 45, was an associate professor in the law faculty for six years. She
left in 1981 to take an appointment on the
County Court bench. Late last year she
became Chief Justice of the B.C. Supreme Court.
McLachlin, whose background is in
civil litigation, especially contract and
tort law, fills a vacancy created when
William Mclntyre stepped down from
the court several weeks ago.
Toronto fundraiser
draws 150 guests
About 150 guests attended a gala dinner
in Toronto March 28 to salute UBC
campaign donors from Central Canada
and boost awareness ofthe fundraising
The Toronto dinner followed on the
heels ofthe larger Vancouver launch on
March 20, where the campaign's target of
$132-million was officially announced.
"The Toronto gala . . .was a good
mix of corporate representatives and
alumni.," said Dorothy Finnegan, manager of campaign operations.
Attending were UBC Chancellor Leslie
Peterson, President David Strangway,
Campaign Chairman Robert Wyman,
Chairman of Pemberton Securities Inc.
and Peter Brown, chairman of the UBC
Board of Governors.
Attending from Toronto were UBC
Campaign Leadership Committee members Hartland MacDougall, chairman,
Royal Trust Corp., David Crombie, president and CEO of Rayrock Yellowknife
Resources Inc., which has donated
$120,000, and Robert McGavin, vice-
president, public affairs, Toronto Dominion Bank.
Another Leadership Committee
member, Bernard Ghert, of Stelworth
Investments Inc., could not attend, but his
family foundation has donated $125,000.
Also attending were UBC Campaign
The UBC Campaign
A World of Opportunity
Advisory Committee member Franc
Joubin, honorary chairman, Seogepet Ltd.
Other guests from Toronto included
Robin Korthals, president and CEO of
the Toronto Dominion Bank, Brian Aune,
chairman of Nesbitt Thomson Deacon
Ltd. and Jamie Gairdner, chairman of
Johnston and Daniel Ltd.
Also attending the banquet were journalist Allan Fotheringham, broadcaster
Helen Hutchinson and Diana Filer, director of international relations for CBC
As at the Vancouver launch, entertainment at the Toronto dinner was provided by School of Music pianist Robert
Silverman. The master of ceremonies
was Pierre Berton. J''ii
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April 6,
1989       2
Writing memoirs
catharsis for some
political leaders:
History professor
Jawaharlal Nehru: His Life and Times, a documentary photo exhibit at die Asian Centre, traces the life of independent India's
first prime minister from his birth in 1889 until his death in 1964. The display closed March 22 after a three-day showing.
PIPE. Local 116
Largest union ratifies pact
Members of Ihe largest union on campus
have ratified a new two-year agreement
with the university.
The settlement, reached last month,
calls for phased-in pay increases totalling
13 per cent over the next two years for
1,500 trades, technical and custodial
workers represented by Local 116 of the
Canadian Union of Public Employees.
At press time, the executive committee ofthe Board of Governors was also
considering ratification of the agreement
"It's a good, well-balanced agreement," said Maureen Simons, UBC
Employee Relations Manager. She said
she was pleased that a settlement had
been reached before the expiry date of the
previous contract on March 31.
Under die new agreement, carpenters
at the top of the pay scale will see their
hourly wage increase to $19.85 from the
current $17.48. Wages for employees in
the Service Worker I job classification
will rise to $12.06 per hour from the
current $10.62.
The pact also makes it mandatory for
new employees in jobs covered by the
agreement to join the union. As well,
benefits are extended to some part-time
and hourly paid employees not previously covered.
Meanwhile, contract negotiations are
ongoing with representatives of CUPE,
Local 2950 (CUE), which represents
clerical and library staff.
Dorcey hopes for debate
Continued from Page 1
Environment and Development. Its report, Our Common Future, put forward
worldwide strategies to achieve sustainable development for renewable resources
such as water, wildlife, forestry and agriculture.
"Through our project, we're aiming
to catalyze an informed debate on the
Fraser and other large river basins world
wide," said Dorcey.
The research centre will also produce
a display on the river mat will be set up at
the Globe 90 conference in Vancouver
next Spring. Globe 90 is an international
conference on the environment and business. Dorcey said after the conference,
the display will be moved around the
province and shown to the general public.
"The mandate of the Westwater
Research Centre and this project is to
provide the people of B.C. with options,
not to say how to do things, but to point
out the consequences of those choices,''
he said.
They may be fondly nostalgic, cruelly
revealing, or vindictive, but political
memoirs are hot tickets in the competitive
world of publishing, says a UBC History
professor who is analyzing this booming
' "There has been a tremendous spate
of political memoirs in the last few years,
not least in Canada, and it shows that the
market is ready and interested," said
George Egerton.
The hottest memoir property in Canada, now that he reportedly is preparing to
write, is that of former prime minister
Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Egerton said.
"He is one ofthe giants of Canadian
politics, a man of tremendous intellectual
qualities as well as political leadership.
Of course, were he to reflect on his personal life, the sales of such memoirs
would be virtually unlimited."
Egerton said that recounting careers
may be cathartic for some political leaders.
"I think after the scars of battle in
politics, if one survives, there is a deep
therapy in writing it up — recalling the
good moments, explaining away the bad
moments, sometimes confessing the worst
The production, marketing and consumption by the public of political memoirs
can only be the envy of academic writers,
he said.
'' I think it's the fascination with character and personality. It is easier to write
and read history when it surrounds a life,
a character and a career," he said.
The memoirs of former British prime
minister Winston Churchill were first
rate, Egerton said, because Churchill
exercised political leadership through
dramatic events and wrote with great
literary skill and historical insight.
Former Quebec premier Rene
Levesque, who
received a
$100,000 advance
— large by Canadian standards —
for his memoirs,
also stood out in a
crowded field,
Egerton said.
"He had dramatic stories to tell, as he lived through
and was very much part of the Quiet
Revolution, the challenge to Canadian
federalism, nationalism and separatism,"
he said.
"These are all great dramatic themes.
He was a dramatic figure himself, whether
in politics, journalism or in his personal
In the U.S., both former president
Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy are
receiving multi-million dollar advances
for tales of their eight years in the White
"Nancy Reagan has major scores to
settle in the battle of the memoirs,'' Egerton
said, referring to former White House
chief of staff Donald Regan, whose
memoirs revealed that she relied on an
astrologer's advice when making some
politically related decisions.
Although interest in memoirs is often
sparked by the "National Enquirer factor,' ' the more serious functions that this
genre of literature performs in shaping
popular understanding of politics and
history have never been systematically
studied, Egerton said.
He has organized an international
project, involving 20 scholars, to subject
the genre to historical, political and literary criticism, which will culminate in a
conference at UBC, next Sept. 21-24.
Letters to the Editor
Faculty petition over Library report
As teachers and researchers and
constant users of the library we object
to some ofthe 25 recommendations in
the "Report ofthe Review Committee for the Library ofthe University of
British Columbia," which was summarized in UBC Reports on Feb. 23.
These recommendations are especially injurious after a long period of
retrenchment, and are incompatible
with the objective proclaimed by
President Strangway and the Board of
Governors of achieving for UBC status
as a first-class university. A prerequisite of such status is an excellent library which keeps up with the expansion of knowledge and facilitates the
research of faculty and graduate students as well as readily initiates undergraduates into higher levels of learning. Sortie of the rttxonimendatioris in
the report would, if adopted, have the
opposite effect
The report is insensitive to the needs
ofthe library's users and is characterized
by a narrow preoccupation with budget
reduction. It does not adequately recognize the present eminence and likely future role of the library in a university
increasingly emphasizing graduate education.
The report comments on the leading
role of UBC' s library in the complex of
other universities and colleges in the
province and its services for a great variety of other users without noting the
obvious, which is that these are grounds
for recommending a larger budget for the
library. Instead the report recommends a
base budget taken from a recent year plus
increases for inflation. Its vision is limited to the minimum.
The report recommends that the lists
of periodicals be scrutinized and rated to
cancel as many as possible and reduce the
climbing percentage of our expenditures
on them. The committee ignores the fact
that the faculty participated in cutting
subscriptions at least twice in recent years,
so doing this again is not likely to save
much. We conclude that the main problem is too small a budget for a large
university library with a big and actively
researching faculty and student body.
The report recommends ' 'zero-net-
growth" in journal subscriptions for at
least two years, which would simply continue the policy of recent years. The
library has already suffered such a policy
for so long that we have not subscribed to
new and important periodicals.
With "zero-net-growth" we cannot
keep up with the expansion of knowledge. Nor is the report's suggestion of
' 'an upper limit for the proportion of the
acquisitions budget to be spent on serial
publications'' helpful. That the recent
extraordinary increases in the prices of
periodicals have greatly altered the historic proportion between expenditures on
periodicals and books is above all a
powerful argument for increasing the
total library budget for acquisitions of all
research materials.
The recommendations of "a non-circulating journal policy within the next
year'' will inhibit the research of many
users — faculty, graduate students, and
undergraduates. It will inhibit their research. An increase in the number of
photocopying machines will not compensate for the exasperation, inefficiency
and loss of time caused by not being able
to take journals from the library.
Such a policy only externalizes the
costs rather than removing them, and it
follows from a narrow cost-accounting
approach. If we cannot afford duplicate
copies of some very frequently used and
expensive journals let us identify them
and consider ending their circulation, but
such a policy for all journals is unnecessary and objectionable.
The report does not mention the
present limitation of our ability to buy
current monographs, earlier published
books from catalogues, private libraries when they come on the market, and
valuable archival collections on microfiche.
Many departmental budgets at UBC
for used books are usually spent half
way through the year. As a consequence, faculty and library staff cannot fulfil their responsibility for increasing our collections to make our
library a first-rate facility.
The university should not lower its
sights by accepting the report's recommendations.
This is a shortened version of a
petition signed by L.E. Hill (History), D.G. Paterson (Economics),
H. Rosengarten (English) and 221
others from 17 departments in the
Facultyof Arts. UBCREPORTS   April 6,1989       3
Parkinson awarded honorary degree
Dr. Ray Parkinson, a clinical associate professor in the UBC Department of Psychiatry, will
receive an honorary degree from Simon Fraser
University in June.
Dr. Parkinson is being honored for his contribution to post-secondary education in the province. He was a member of the Universities Council of B.C. for six years and served on the SFU
board of governors for nine years, three as chairman.
Dr. Parkinson has also been active in politics.
He became a supporter of the CCF when he was
growing up in Winnipeg in the 1930s. In 1966 he
was elected MLA for Vancouver Burrard as a
New Democrat.
UBC's representative
on the new provincial committee on post-secondary
education for Native students is Jo-Ann Archibald.
Archibald, supervisor
of the Native Indian
Teacher Education Program , was named to the
committee by Advanced
Education Minister Stan
Hagen and Native Affairs Minister Jack
The committee will bring together educators and
native leaders to advise Hagen on how to make
advanced education and job training programs more
relevant for B.C. Natives, to increase Native enrolment and show more sensitivity to Native culture.
The committee was formed in response to the
provincial access report presented to Ihe government
last autumn which showed that native people are
under-represented in B.C. universities, colleges and
Archibald, a member of the Sto:lo nation, also sits
on the advisory committee of UBC's First Nations
House of Learning.
Gordon Walker and Stephenson Yang ofthe
Geophysics and Astronomy department will receive
the Muhlmann Prize from the Astronomical Society
of the Pacific June 23 in Berkeley, Cal.
The prize is a tribute to research they have conducted with colleague Bruce Campbell ofthe University of Victoria. The three scientists developed
measurement techniques that have produced the
strongest evidence yet for the existence of planets
orbiting other stars.
Their precise measurements allow them to monitor changes in the velocity of stars as small as 36
kilometres per hour, 100 times the precision previously available.
They have measured 18 stars using this technique
and found that half of them show signs of planetary
Dr. Edith McGeer made
the transition last month from
professor to professor emerita in the Division of Neurological Sciences, Department
of Psychiatry.
Dr. McGeer is best known
for her research on Alzheimer's disease and will
continue that work with husband Dr. Patrick McGeer.
Dr. McGeer holds a PhD
from the University of Virginia
She was first appointed to UBC in 1954.
Melanie Slade and Per-
rie Scarlett are UBC's top
athletes of 1989
The awards were announced at UBC's fundraising gala at the Vancouver
Trade and Convention Centre,
March 20.
Slade received the Marilyn Pomfret Award for outstanding female athlete at the
Womens annual Big Block
ceremony, March 23. She is one of only three
athletes in UBC's history to be named top athlete two
years running.
Scarlett receives
the Bobby Gaul
Memorial Trophy
for outstanding
graduating male
Captain of the
women's Thunderbird Field hockey
team, Slade has
Scarlett been nominated the
last three years to
the CIAU All-Canadian first team and was
a Canada West Ail-Star in 1987 and 1988.
A member of the 1988 Olympic team, she
was top scorer in the B.C. Indoor Championships and in the CWUAA Field Hockey
She scored the only goal in UBC's
victory over York University in the national semi-finals.
Thunderbirds basketball team captain
Scarlett was recendy selected by his teammates for the Brian Upson award as most
inspirational player for the second consecutive year. He was the most valuable
player at the York Excalibur Classic Tournament last December and was named to
the Canada West All-star team last year,
his first year at UBC.
Brimacombe first
in B.C. to win
Killam prize
in engineering
Internationally renowned metallurgical engineer Keith Brimacombe has been
named winner of the 1989 Izaak Walton
Killam Memorial Prize in Engineering-
one of three national Killam Prizes given
annually by the Canada Council.
He is the first person from B.C. to be
awarded the prestigious prize-the Canadian equivalent of a Nobel award-in its
nine-year history.
Robert Wyman, former UBC chancellor and a trustee of the Killam Estate,
presented Brimacombe with the $50,000
cash award at a news conference in
Vancouver, March 30.
Brimacombe said the Killam prize
reflected' 'extremely well" on the university. "It's a measure of the excellence
of research at UBC as a whole and puts a
lot of teeth into the university's drive to
build on excellence," he said.
Brimacombe's research has helped
put Canada at the forefront of metals
processing. The Stelco/NSERC Professor in the Department of Metals and
Materials Engineering, he founded the
Centre for Metallurgical Process Engineering at UBC in 1985 and is currently
its director.
Much of his research, which focuses
on developing and improving metallurgical processes and involves sophisticated mathematical modelling, has been
conducted in collaboration with indus
try. It has resulted in major advances in
the continuous casting of steel, copper
converting, slag cleaning, and rotary kiln
processing as well as microstructural engineering.
The Canada Council Killam Prizes
were established in 1981 and are financed
through funds donated to the council by
Killam's wife Dorothy. They honor
eminent Canadian scholars and scientists
who are actively engaged in research at
universities, government agencies or in
The prizes are not related to particular
accomplishments, but are awarded in
recognition of distinguished lifetime
achievements and outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge in
the fields of natural sciences, health sciences and engineering.
Dr. Jules Hardy, a Montreal neurosurgeon was awarded the 1989 Izaak Walton
Killam Memorial Prize in health sciences, March 28. J. Tuzo Wilson, a
geophysicist and former director general
of the Ontario Science Centre, will receive the prize in natural sciences, on
April 11.
Brimacombe was also recently honored by The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society of the American Institute of
Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum
Engineers. He received the Extractive
Metallurgy Lecturer Award for 1989,
honoring his contributions to the understanding of extractive metallurgy, was
named a TMS Fellow, and given the
Extractive Metallurgy Science Award at
die society's annual meeting in Las Vegas,
Nev., on March 1.
to summer
Summer hours are coming into effect
for campus food service operations.
Ponderosa and Roots cafeterias have
already shut down until September. The
Underground and the Fireside Lounge in
the Graduate Student Centre close for the
summer en April 14.
Closed until summer session begins
July 4 are Yum Yums (April 28) and
Edibles (March 31).
The Subway Cafeteria closes April
29-30 and May 6-7, but is otherwise open
seven days a week throughout the summer. All other food service units operate
Monday-Friday during the summer
months, but with restricted hours.
For more information, call the food
service office at 228-2616.
Health professionals
lack cultural awareness
training, MD says
Canadian universities are doing very
little to prepare health-care professionals
to help immigrants, a UBC psychiatrist
Dr. Morton Beiser says doctors, nurses,
psychologists and social woricers are not
being trained to deal with clients from
other cultures.
' 'In cities like Toronto and Vancouver, one in three people were not bom in
Canada," said Beiser. "And yet we don't
have any licencing requirements for proficiency in cultural awareness and how
culture affects practice."
Beiser, who recently headed a federal
task force on immigrant and refugee mental
health, says new Canadians face many
mental and emotional difficulties in adjusting to the country. Language barriers
and a failure by health-care workers to
understand the cultural practices of their
clients can make things worse.
For example, Beiser says some Asian
cultures prohibit public expression of
feelings through words and rely instead
on changes in inflection and gestures. But
western psychotherapists expect their
patients to express themselves freely and
to disclose intimate thoughts. Because
many Asians believe mental disorders
are caused by morbid thinking, if they're
forced to focus on those thoughts, the
treatment may actually be detrimental.
Beiser's task force was able to find
only a handful of universities with required courses to develop understanding
of those kinds of issues.
' "The Educational Psychology Department at UBC is one ofthe few cases
we came across where there is a required
course in cultural sensitization as part of
the requirements for a degree," he said.
The Faculty of Medicine is also introducing a course in behavioral science that
will cover cultural problems.
Dr. Morton Low, UBC's Coordinator
of Health Sciences says the university is
working on a more comprehensive way
to address multicultural issues.
"The proposed Institute of Health
Promotion will look at culturally determined reactions to health and health
problems, and it will develop strategies
for dealing with them," said Dr. Low.
The Beiser task force report recommends that the federal Department of
Health and Welfare and the Secretary of
State for Multiculturalism work with the
provinces and post secondary institutions
to make cross-cultural education a
Danner, Taylor
are named
top teachers
The Science Undergraduate Society
has named Wilbert Danner, Geological
Sciences, and Max Taylor, Oceanography, winners of the annual Teaching
Excellence award.
"It's our way of honoring faculty
members who we think are really good,''
said Mike Everson, academics coordinator for the society and a fourth-year
Computer Science major.
Everson said science students are asked
to nominate their favorite faculty members and are then surveyed to rate the
nominees by 15 criteria, including organization of class material, style and
presentation, enthusiasm, knowledge of
topic and their ability to explain abstract
ideas in a clear and understandable way. UBCREPORTS   April 6.1989       4
SUNDAY, APR. 9     |
Performance ot Guatemalan music and song, Luis Gal-
llch. Students $1.50. For information call 228-5087.
Great Ha*, Museum of Anthropology. 230 p.m.
Cancer Seminar
IsoMon and CharacBtzaion of Androgan Related Nuclear
Proteins. Dr. Robert Snoek. Cancer BxJocmobgy, B.C.
Cancer Research Centre. For Information call 877-
6010. Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer Res. Centre, 601W.
10th. Noon-1 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Seminar
The Elastase-Dependent Pathway of Plasminogen
Activation. Dr. Raymund Machovich, Mayo Clinic,
Rochester, Minn. For information caH Dr. ft MacGiivray
at 228-3027. Lecture Hal #1, IRC BUg. 3:45 p.m.
TUESDAY, APR. 11   j
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
Evaluation of a Simplified Method for Estimating Drug
Clearance. Mr. Tom Chang, Graduate Student. For
information call 228-4887. Lecture Hall #3, IRC BkJg.
1230 p.m.
Anthropology Lecture
Mastery: A Lifetime Pursuit Dr. Marjorie Halpin, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Curator of Ethnology, MOA. No charge Tuesdays. For
information call 228-5087. Theatre Gallery, Museum of
Anthropology. 730 p.m.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
Grand Rounds. Dr. J.G. Watt - Chairman. For information cal 875-4646. Audtorium, Eye Care Centre. 730
Psychiatry Academic Lecture
Schizophrenia and Advanced Age. R J. Anal, MA. MB,
MRC Psych, FRCP(C), Director, Clinical Research,
Riverview Hospital; Head, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Dept of Psychiatry, UBC. Fw information cal 875-
2025. Room D308, Acute Care BkJg., Shaughnessy
Site. 830-930 am.
Physics Cotoquium and Btornernbrane
Discussion Group
Elastic arxl Dynamic Properties of the Plasma Membrane of the Red Blood Cat Erich Sackmarn Technical
U.otMunlch. r^rtormatJoncal228-2136or228-3853.
Room 201, Hennings BWg. 4 p.m.
Biotechnology Laboratory Seminar
Site-Directed Mutagenesis of Metaloprotoins. Profes-
sor Stew Slrgar, Dept cfBwtiernistry.U.dlfcxits. For
information call 228-3719. Lecture Hall #1. IRC Bldg.
1230 p.m.
FRIDAY, APR. 14     \
Faculty Development Seminar
FoslerhgCfillcri Thinking Skis in Your Students. Mark
BanBrsby.CapianoCoIege. No charge to faculty. This
seminar can help you to assist your students in: picking
out fatadcus statements; thinking incisively; formulating
dearer posters, to ir*rmafion cat 222-5271/2. Room
30, School of Farriyi Nutritional Sciences. 930-1230
Fine Arts Guest Lecture
Post-Modernism and the Visual Sign. Margaret r/erson.
Reviews ErJtor of Art History. For information cal 228-
2757. Room 105, Lasserre BUg. Noon-130 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Familial Breast Cancer. Davma Glchrist. M.D.. Clinical
Genetics Unit, Grace Hospital. For information cal 228-
5311. Room D308, Acute Care BkJg., Shaughnessy
Site. 1 p.m.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
CMcaJ Pathology Conference. Dr. J. Robinson and Dr.
M. Norman, UBC. r« information cal 875-2117. Audtorium, G.F. Strong Rehab. Centre. 9 am.
Theoretical Chemistry Seminar
Concentrated Ionic Solutions: Crystallization and Su-
persaturation. C. Ursenbach, UBC. For information cal
228-3299. Room 225, Chemistry Bldg. 3:30 p.m.
UBC Reports is published every
second Tharsday by the UBC
Comuaunii; Relations Office, 6328
1W5. Telephone 228-3131.
Editor-in-Chief: Don Whiteley
Editor: Howard ftuxgoJd
Gutriwtors: Greg Dickson,
fads Martio* Jo Moss,
Gavin Wlson.
April 9-April 22
Four Children With Plants is one ofthe oil paintings by Dulcie Foo Fat on display at the Fine Arts Gallery until April 28.
For events jn the period April 23 to May 6, notices must be submitted on proper Calendarforms no later than 4 p.m. on
Wednesday, April 12 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Room 207, Old Administration Building. For
more information call 228-3131.
Our Basic Moral Duties. The Venerable Master Hsuan
Hua. For information call Gold Buddha Monastery at
684-3754. Audtorium, Asian Centre. 1230-2 p.m.
Buddhism and Ethics. The Venerable Master Hsuan
Hua. For information call Gold Buddha Monastery at
684-3754. Audtorium, Asian Centre. 7-9 p.m.
For Information cal 222-5254. Conference Room, Carr
Hal. 730-9 p.m.
Filial Respect: The Foundation of Being Human. The
Venerable Master Hsuan Hua For information cal Gold
Buddha Monastery at 684-3754. Auditorium, Asian
Centre. 1230-2 p.m.
How to Remold our Lives. The Venerable Master Hsuan
Hua. For Information call Gold Buddha Monastery at
684-3754. Audtorium, Asian Centre. 7-9 p.m.
THURSDAY, Apr. 20 \
Physics Colloquium
Experimental Constraints on Theories of High Transition
Temperature Superconductors. Dr. William A. Little,
Stanford U. For information cal 228-2136 or 228-3853.
Room 318, Hennings BkJg. 4 p.m.
SUNDAY, APR. 16    |
Factors Leadng to a Happy Farriy Life. The Venerable
Master Hsuan Hua. For information call Gold Buddha
Monastery at 684-3754. Audtorium, Asian Centre. 7-9
FRIDAY, Apr. 21
Medical Genetics Seminar
Cytolytic T Cells Recognize a Chimeric MHC Class I
Antigen Expressed in Influenza A Infected Transgenic
Mice. Wit Jeftries, Ph.D., UBC. For information cal 228-
5311. Room D308, Acute Care BkJg., Shaughnessy
Site. 1 p.m.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Infection in Cystic Fijrosis - What Do We Really Know?
Dr. R. Gotd, Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology, U
ofT. For information call 875-2117. Auditorium, G.F.
Strong Rehab Centre. 9 am.
MONDAY, APR. 17    j
Cancer Seminar
Mathematical Models for Dose Intensity. Dr. Andrew
CokJman, Division of Epidemiology, B.C. Cancer Research Centre. For information call 877-6010. Lecture
Theatre, B.C. Cancer Res. Centre, 601 W. 10th. Ncon-
1 p.m.
Paediatric & Research Seminar
Relevance of Immune Mediators in Pathophysiology
and Therapy. Dr. D. Matheson, UBC. Refreshments
served. For information calt875-2492. Room D308,
Shaughnessy Hospital. Noon
Physiology Seminar
Thermoregulation In Captive Beluga and Killer Whales.
(Postponed from an earlier date.) Dr. N. Kasting, UBC.
to information cal 228-2083. Lecture Hal #5, IRC Bktg.
4:45 p.m.
Continuing Education Recital
Chinese Music on the Guzheng. Sincere Lam. Fee $10.
Location Move
The Awards and financial Aid Office w* be moving from
Room 50 to Room 101 of the General Services Administration Buldng. The office, wi, therefore be closed on
Apr! 17,18,19 and wi reopen for business in Room 101
on Thursday, April 20.
Faculty Development Seminar
Apr. 11/18/25. Apr. 11 -Professional Responsibilities for
Academics; Apr. 18 - The University Reward Structure;
Apr. 25 - Ethical Dilemmas in the Classroom. No charge
to faculty. You are invited to attend this series of Ethical
Dilemmas in the University - bring along your ethical
concerns and any case studies which may be appropriate to the dscussion. For information cal 228-5271/2. 3-
5 p.m.
Disabled Students
Spring Exam Finals
Disabled students requiring assistance with access to
Spring Exam Finals, Apr. 4-28, or anticipating specialized needs, contact Jan del Valle, Coordinator of Services for Disabled Students at 228-4858.
Friends of the Garden
Wednesday Walks: An Introduction to the Botanical
Garden. Meet at the Gatehouse. Admission: Free.
Tour: Free. Spend your lunch hour at the Botanical
Garden. For information call 228-3928. 1 p.m.
Safety Program Seminar
May 9/10. The Occupational Safety and Health Department is offering a free 11/2 day seminar for faculty and
staff on Occupational Health and Safety Programs.
Topics include accident prevention, safety inspections,
accident investigation and effective safety committees.
Of interest to managers, supervisors and safety committee members. For information and registration cal 228-
UBC Fine Arts Gallery
Mar. 22-Apr. 29. Dance With Minutiae: The Paintings of
Dulcie Foo Fat Hours, Tues-Fri. 10-5p.m.;Sat noon-
5 p.m.
Lung Disease Subjects Wanted
We are seeking interstitial lung dsease subjects in order
to study the effect of this disorder on response to sub-
maximal exercise. For further information call Frank
Chung at 228-7708, School of Rehab. Medicine.
Statistical Consulting and
Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the Department of Statistics to
provide statistical advice to faculty and graduate students working on research problems. For information
call 228-4037. Forms for appointments available in
Room 210, Ponderosa Annex C.
Musical Performances
Until April 23. 2:30 p.m. The Museum of Anthropology
presents a series of Sunday performances, entitled
Musica Lafjna CaHente. For information caH 228-5087.
Great Hal, Museum of Anthropology.
Volunteers Needed
We are asking for women 19-60 years old to participate
in a UBC research study investigating eye function in
depressed patients and control volunteers. Volunteers
must not have a past history or family history of depression. Volunteers would have retinal tests done at the
VGH Eye Care Centre. The eye tests take about an hour
of time and there is no dscomfort with Ihe testing. A $15
stipend is offered. For more information cal Dr. R. Lam
or Ariene Tompkins at 228-7325.
Volunteers Needed
Participants wanted immediately for a study of the effectiveness of different coping techniques for managing
Public Speaking Anxiety. This is a 3-week training
program, offered free through the Department of Psychology, UBC to persons who either avoid or feel very
anxious in public speaking situations (e.g. class presentations; public lectures; group discussions). Forfurther
information call Aaron at 732-1931.
To find an interesting and challenging volunteer job, get
In touch with volunteer connections, the on-campus
information and referral service supported by the AMS.
Student interviewers are trained to help UBC students,
staff and faculty find volunteer jobs in their area ol
interest. For an appointment to explore the available
volurteer options, contact: Volunteer Corrections, Student
Counselling and Resources Centre, Brock Hall 200, or
call 228-3811.
Reading, Writing & Study Skills
Improve your readng speed and comprehension, com-
position, speech, study skils and vocabulary. The UBC
Readng, Writing and Study Skills Centre is offering 19
non-credit courses this term, Inducing Readng for Speed
and Cornprehsnslon, Writing Business Letters and Memos,
Writing Proposals, Robert's Rules-Demystified, Thinking and Communicating on Your Feet Meda Interview
Techniques, ECT Workshr ps, as well as three corre-
spondence courses. Forrt Nation information phone
Walter Gage Ttviotmasters
Wednesdays. Piih^ tweaking Club Kteeting. Speeches
and tabletopics. C jests are welcome. For information
callSulanat224-!*976. Room215,SUB. 7:30p.m.
International House
Language Exchange Program
Ongoing. Free service to match up people who want to
exchange their language for another. For information
call Mawele Shamala, International House at 228-5021.
International House
Language Bank Program
Free tjanslatxxvinterpretatjon services offered by International students and community in general. For information call Teresa Uyeno, International House at 228-
International House
Fitness Classes are now $5 per term. For rrformaHon cal
Department of Psychology
Individuals 18 and older are needed for a research
project on changes in memory across the adult We span.
For information call Jo Ann Miller at 228-4772.
Parents Wanted
Couples with children between the ages of 5 and 12 are
wanted for a project studying parenting. Participation
involves the mother and father discussing common
child-rearing problems and completing questionnaires
concerning several aspects of family life. Participation
wM take about one hour. Evening appointments can be
arranged. Interpretation of questionnaire is available on
request. For further information, please contact Dr. C.
Johnston, Clinical Psychology, UBC at 228-6771.
Teaching Kids to Share
Mothers with 2 children between 21/2 and 6 years of age
are invited to participate in a free parent-education
program being evaluated in the Dept. of Psychology at
UBC. The 5-session program offers chHd development
info and positive parenting strategies designed to help
parents guide their children in the development of sharing and cooperative play skills. For further information
call Georgia Tiedemann at the Sharing Project 228-
Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education & Recreation, through the John M.
Buchanan Fitness and Research Centre, is administering a physical fitness assessment program to students,
faculty, staff and the general public. Approx. 1 hour,
students $25, all others $30. For information call 228-
Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility
Al surplus terns. For information cal 228-2813. Every
Wednesday Noon -3pm. Task Force BkJg, 2352 Heath
Science Mai.
Badminton Club
Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Badminton Club
meets Thursdays 830-1030 p.m. and Fridays 630-830
p.m. in Gym A of the Robert Osborne Sports Centre.
Cost is $15 plus REC UBC card. For more information
cal Bemie 228-4025 or 731 -9966.
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
vlsil the Nevie Scarfe ChMren's Garden located west of
the Education Building. Open all year-free. Families
interested in planting, weeding and watering in the
garden contact Jo-Anne Naslund at 434-1081 or 228-
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Open daily from 10a.m. to 7p.m. from April 1-May31.
Admission $1.25. Free on Wednesdays.
Botanical Gardens
Open daily from 10a.m. to7p.m. from April 1-May 31.
Admission $2.60. Free on Wednesdays.
on women
student's office
A committee reviewing the Office for
Women Students is inviting written submissions on the office from UBC faculty,
staff and students.
The terms of reference given the
committee conducting the review include
examining the history, mandate and functions of the office.
The committee will determine the
relationship of the Office for Women
Students to other student service units
and to related academic departments.
Members of Ihe UBC community who
wish to make a written submission must
do so by April 30.
Submissions may be sent to committee chairman Elizabeth Edinger, Faculty
of Law, 1822 East Mall (228-3925).


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