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VOLUME     47     |      NUMBER    3     |     FEBURARY    8,     2001
3 Common core
A Learning Commons finds
a home in Main Library
7 Research roundup
Database identifies global
research opportunities
ubc reports
Recently elected Alma Mater Society President Erfan Kazemi prepares to lead a newly elected slate of student council
leaders, use's Alma Mater Society is responsible for a budget of $12 million dollars. Bruce Mason photo
Building student pride
aim of ams president
Apathy, provincial
election, key concerns of
new student leader
by Bruce Mason staffwriter
erfan kazemi succeeded where
Al Gore fell short, making the leap
from vice-president to the top job.
Like George W. Bush he now has to
build consensus.
While it isn't the Oval Office, the
president-elect of ubc's Alma
Mater Society is ultimately responsible for a budget of $12 million
and hundreds of full- and part-
time employees.
Kazemi, who comes to the job
from serving as ams vice-president, Academic and University
Affairs , knows it's a big job.
"Obviously student apathy is a
major issue," he says. "Only 3,122 of
33,000 students voted in the election. The ams must be more inclusive and we need to instil pride in
ubc students and a sense that they
are part of something greater than
The Students for Students slate
won all five ams executive posi
tions for the second straight election, but Kazemi beat opponent
Rob Nagai by only 47 votes.
A poor turnout and tight race is
partly the result of recognition of a
job well done and high expectations that Students for Students
would win, he says.
As well, no contentious issues
emerged, unlike, in the past, when
a proposal to include campus residents in the provincial Residential
Tenancy Act, national student lobby groups, potential fee increases
and role of corporations on campus, attracted more voters.
"ubc students need to feel a
sense of ownership in the ams and
its programs, services and events
see ams, page 2
Justice, engineer
among 13 to earn
honorary degrees
Ten ofthe degree recipients
ubc graduates or faculty
Mechanical Engineering Prof.
Emerita Martha Salcudean, and
alumnus Leonard Marchand, the
first status Indian to be elected to
the House of Commons, are
among the 13 individuals who will
receive honorary degrees from the
University of British Columbia this
Twelve honorary degrees will be
awarded during Spring Congregation, May 23-25 and 28-30. Arbour
will receive her honorary degree
during Fall Congregation in November.
Ten ofthe recipients are current
or former ubc faculty members or
graduates of ubc
Recipients are recognized for
their distinguished career achievements and for their contributions
to ubc and to Canada.
Arbour, elevated to the Supreme
Court of Canada in 1999, is one of
Canada's most eminent jurists.
In 1996, she was appointed by
the Security Council ofthe United
Nations as prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for
the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, a position she held until 1999.
Salcudean, the former head of
the ubc Mechanical Engineering
Dept. and one of Canada's most
distinguished engineers and scholars, is world-renowned for her research contributions in the area of
heat transfer and fluid flow.
In 1998, she was one of three
Canadians to receive the prestigious Killam Prize in recognition of
her outstanding achievements in
the field of engineering. In 1991
she was awarded the Science
Council of B.C.'s Gold Medal in the
Applied Science and Engineering
Marchand is being honoured
for his lifelong work in aboriginal
see Honorary, page 2
Madam Justice Louise Arbour
Prof. Emerita Martha Salcudean
Gala to trumpet research achievements
Week-long celebration recognizes ubc researchers'work
recognized at Reach for the Stars,
a celebration evening to be held
Thursday, March 8 at the Chan
Centre for the Performing Arts.
"Our researchers have contributed enormously to scholarship and
to society," says Indira Samarasekera, vice-president, Research. "They
are recognized locally and internationally and we need to take time to
celebrate their achievements in our
own community."
Illustrating the event's theme will
be pictures of the Cosmos taken by
the Hubble telescope and exhibits
relating to the Gemini project that
seeks to explore the deeper universe,
both provided by the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy.
In addition, the School of Music
will provide entertainment with a
piano performance by Prof. Robert
Silverman and a scene from "The
Crucible" performed by students
in the Opera Program.
ubc researchers and award winners from all faculties will be honoured and video interviews with
researchers describing their work
will be shown. Recipients of research prizes—the Prof. Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize, the
Charles A. McDowell Award for
Excellence in Research, the Killam
Research Prizes and the Japan
Prize—as well as the new inductees into the Royal Society of Cana-
Celebrate Iggr Research
da and the Order of Canada will be
The gala is the centrepiece of
Research Awareness 2001—a week
of research recognition events be-
see Gala, page 2
See page 2 for a sampling of UBC research facts REPORTS      |      FEBRUARY     8,     2001
Continued from page 1
and national causes. In 1984, he
was appointed to the senate and
named   honorary   chief   of   the
Other honorary degree recipients include Fine Arts Prof.
Emeritus Gordon Smith, one of
the Canada's leading artists; ubc
alumnus Jack Blaney, president of
Simon Fraser University from
1997-2000: former Surgery Assoc.
Prof. I laile Debas, an outstanding
surgeon, researcher, teacher and
academic administrator who is
currently dean ofthe University
of California's School of Medicine;
David Hardwick, a leading pedi
atric pathologist at ubc; novelist
Joy Kogawa. best known for her
writings about the Japanese experience in Canada; ubc alumnus
Ian Hacking, a philosophy professor at the University of Toronto:
Microbiology Prof. Julia G. Levy,
president and chief executive
officer of qlt Photo'fherapeutics
Inc.; Tom Schnackenberg, sailing
design co-ordinator and the navigator behind Team New Zealand's
America's Cup victories; ubc
alumnus Tricia Smith, an Olympic medallist in rowing; and ubc
alumnus Paul Williams, a biologist who developed the 'fast
plants' system, which is used
worldwide as a research model in
basic plant research and crop improvement.
ams president
Continued from page 1
throughout their career at the university, " says Kazemi, a third-year
Biology  and   Computer  Science
"It's also very important that students are heard during the upcoming provincial elect ion, especially regarding tuition fees," he says. "The
freeze is a good idea, but funding
must be put in place so that universities don't suffer. And we need
meaningful alternatives if it is lifted."
A letter of congratulations from
provincial Opposition Leader Gordon Campbell, which states, "as
mi.a for Vancouver-Point Grey, I
serve many ofthe same students as
you," is encouraging. So is the perspective of ubc's administration.
"The university's vision document Trek 2000, correctly identifies students as a priority and we
look forward to working closely
with President Piper and the vice-
president, Students, Brian Sullivan
on behalf of ubc students," he says.
Kazemi will be joined by vice-
president elect, Academic and
University Affairs, Evan Horie,
vice-president elect. External
Affairs. Kristen Harvey, vice-president elect, Administration, Mark
Fraser and vice-president elect, Finance, Yvette Lu.
Representatives ofthe Students'
Voice slate, Hannah Roman and
Brian MacLean, will serve as sena-
Research gala
Continued front page 1
ing held at ubc and other teaching
sites March 3-9.
"Highlighting the length and
breadth of research activity by ubc
and its partner institutions is what
this initiative is about." says Pharmaceutical Sciences Prof. Sid Katz.
who is leading the research awareness programs.
The week includes: the ubc
Health Sciences Research forum; a
series of ubc Library workshops
called The Research Journey: From
Primary Sources to Original Scholarship: and a breakfast symposium
at the Vancouver Board ol Trade,
with ubc President Martha Piper,
Commerce and Business Adminis-
t rat ion Prof. Michael Goldberg and
others speaking about innovation.
Research Awareness 2001 is part
of a program called Celebrate Research that encompasses a variety
of forums to communicate ubc's
research activities. Recognition of
faculty achievement is a strategy
in Trek 2000. the university's vision
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or for more information on the.
week's activities contact
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for Excellence Nominations
The committee is seeking nominations of outstanding faculty
and staff who have made distinguished contributions to the
For a nomination form call 822-2484. Please mail nominations
to: President's Service Award for Excellence Committee, c/o
Ceremonies Office, second floor, Ponderosa B, Campus Zone 2.
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• ubc received $166 million in research funding in 1999-2000.
• ubc conducts 4.000 research
projects annually.
• ubc ranked first in Canada for
federal funding received from the
Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council in 1999.
• Both Fine Arts Prof. Rhodri
Windsor-Liscombe and History
Prof. Mark Phillips in the Faculty
of Arts earned Guggenheim
Awards in 1999/2000. The awards
are one of the most prestigious
awards given in the humanities.
• ubc and its affiliated teaching
hospitals ranked first in Canada in
1999 for amount of research funding awarded—$68 million—by the
Canada Foundation for Innovation.
• ubc ranks second in the country
for number of fellows in the Royal
Society of Canada, a national body
of distinguished Canadian scientists and scholars that promotes
learning and research in the arts
and sciences. The university is
home to 142 fellows out of 1290 in
• ubc ranks second in Canadian
universities for Steacie Fellowships
- Canada's top award for outstanding scientists and engineers, ubc
received 2.7 awards for every 100
full-time faculty.
• ubc ranks first in Canada for the
number of faculty who received
Canada-U.S. Fulbright Canadian
fellowships from 1991-1999. ubc
has six Canadian fellows out of a
total of 46 in Canada.
• ubc ranks among the top 10 universities in North America for the
number of spin-off companies created, ubc research has created 97
spin-off companies that employ
more than 2,400 people.
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'I'he Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia and the Vancouver leaching Hospitals
invite applications and nominations for the position of Head ofthe Department of Opthalmology.
We seek an academic leader to be responsible for directing and developing the teaching and research and service programs ofthe Department. The Department has 16 full-time, 2 part-time
and 61 clinical faculty members and attracts strong research support. The successful candidate
should hold a specialty qualification and have broad and proven administrative experience, substantial academic and clinical experience, a proven record of scholarly activity, and a commitment
to undergraduate, graduate and post graduate medical education. Anticipated start date will be
July 1. 2001.
Within the hospital, the successful candidate will be accountable for professional issues relevant
to the strategic directions ofthe organisation. The candidate is responsible for quality of patient
care and professional standards and collaborates with the senior executives for physician workforce planning, recruiting and performance management.
Academic rank (full-time) and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The successful candidate must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. and must be a fellow ofthe Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment
equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. In accordance with Canadian immigration
requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Applications, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three references, should
be directed by March 31, 2001 to: Dr. J.A. Cairns, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British
Columbia, Room 317, Instructional Resources Centre, 2194 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC
v6t 1Z3. UBC     REPORTS      |      FEBURARY
Commerce plans
mba with China
Proposed progra maimed
at senior managers
by Andy Poon staffwriter
business students in Shanghai
could soon graduate with a University of British Columbia degree
after the university unveils plans
for a co-operative mba program
with a Shanghai university during
the Team Canada trade mission to
China this month.
ubc's four-person delegation,
led by the university's vice-president. Research, Indira Samarasekera, will be among the more than
550 participants accompanying
Prime Minister Jean Chretien and
nine of the 10 provincial premiers
on the nine-day trip to Beijing,
Andrea Lahmer, a student in the School of Music's Diploma of Collaborative Studies program, gets in some last- Shanghai and Hong Kong which
minute studying before mid-term break. Students in most faculties will be taking a break from Feb. 19-23 inclusive when     starts Feb. 9.
lectures and laboratories are cancelled. Libraries will remain open. Hilary Thomson photo "ubc's   participation   in   Team
Canada is in line with the strong
emphasis on internationalization
in   our   vision   document,   Trek
T • f^ i 1 2000," says Samarasekera. "As Can-
Learning Commons takes :ssr^n
\^y the   trade   mission   will   further
shape inside Main Library ESiir~
The university's Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration will sign a historic agreement
to work with Shanghai Jiao Tong
University for a co-operative mba
program between the two institutions on Thursday, Feb. 15 in
Shanghai. Business students in
China would be able to attend
classes taught by ubc faculty and
graduate with a ubc mba degree.
"We would be the first major Canadian business school to offer a
program in Shanghai where students would take the majority of
Collegial environment designed as a space where
community members can build learning skills
the main concourse in Main Library will be restored and transformed into a learning commons,
thanks to a $i-million gift from two
former ubc students.
"The Learning Commons has
been a top priority," says university
librarian, Catherine Quinlan. "It
goes back to Trek 2000 which
speaks to the need to support
learning and research. The concept
is also included in ubc's Academic
Donors Dr. Lloyd and Mrs. Katherine Chapman, both attended
ubc in the 1930s.
Plans for the commons, which is
now under construction in the area
which formerly housed the card
catalogue, include support for advanced learning and research and
innovative computer technology.
It will be a staffed space where
all students, faculty, staff, and
community members can build
their learning skills while accessing
the library's extensive information
The facility will include study
space. There will also be an informal gathering space to encourage
the collegial environment and spirited dialogues that are central to a
university as a forum of lively
minds, says Quinlan.
She says the Learning Commons
is an exciting addition to the university.
"It gives us an opportunity to see
what students' needs and expectations are. As undergraduate programs become more focused on
problem-based  learning and  re
search, how we support them, not
just in the Library but campus-
wide, is important."
The Chapmans have been longtime supporters of the university,
says Quinlan.
"They were very interested in
supporting a project that, in their
words, 'is forward thinking, showcases quality and excellence, and
enhances the quality of living for
human beings.' We're honoured to
be given the opportunity to make
this happen."
The commons will focus particularly on welcoming and integrating first-year students so they feel
a part of the learning community
more quickly.
Students in upper years of study
will be available as tutors and mentors to other students through formal programs, as well as the natural interactions of a shared study
The university is establishing an
endowment to support student
programs based in the Learning
These programs will focus on:
academic skills enhancement and
tutoring: student leadership training; career and personal development programs; and technology-
supported peer group learning.
Service-learning programs, including for example, extending student
tutoring to members of the community, such as youths, special-
needs learners and persons from
disadvantaged circumstances, are
also planned.
The   Learning  Commons  will
also serve as the centrepiece for
the proposed University Learning
Centre (ui.c) project.
ubc is poised to redevelop Main
Library as a hub of knowledge,
built around and preserving the facility's 76-year-old heritage core.
The ui.c will be a multi-purpose
facility that builds on the Library's
traditional strengths while enhancing learning, research, and social exchange.
Opening ofthe commons is slated for mid-August.
their coursework in China vet
would be able to graduate with a
North American degree." says Prof.
Stanley Hamilton, senior associate
dean of ubc Commerce.
An expected 50 students would
be accepted into the program as early as this year, pending university
Senate and Board of Governors' approval. Dubbed the International
mba or 1 mba, the degree will focus
on developing managers for the international business environment.
"The joint imba program will
target senior managers in Chinese
enterprises, joint ventures, operations of foreign multinational companies, and Chinese government
departments." says Hamilton.
Hamilton and Grace Wong, the
faculty's assistant dean of International Programs, will be on hand
for the signing in Shanghai.
China has been a focal point for
ubc Commerce for some 20 years.
Programs with China began in
the faculty in 1980 with the visit of
Rong Yiren. formerly vice-president of China.
Since that time, the faculty has
developed strong academic links
with leading universities such as
Shanghai Jiao Tong University for
teaching and research, and strong
partnership links with key business and government enterprises
throughout China for human resources development.
More than 300 senior Chinese
enterprise and government
officials have come to ubc for
short-term executive training programs, offered in Chinese.
ubc will join more than four dozen b.c. educational institutions,
high-tech firms, transportation
companies and consulting firms on
the Feb. 9-18 trip which is aimed at
fostering trade and investment between the two countries.
Students research sustainability
Young scholars earn credit while assisting campus to
develop environmentally friendly practices
ubc's sustainability oe'fce has
revived a program that lets students gain academic credit for applied research in sustainability issues on campus.
Under ubc seeds, the Sustainability Office co-ordinates projects
in which staff members work with
students and faculty members
whose research will contribute in a
practical way to a more sustainable campus.
The program has its roots in the
Greening ofthe Campus initiative
that began in 1994 under the leadership of John Robinson, director
of the Sustainable Development
Research Institute.
Some 50 projects related to
campus sustainability were researched and produced by ubc
students before the program ended in 1998.
In reviving the program, the
Sustainability Office hopes to increase awareness and promote
more environmentally friendly
practices across campus among
the university community, says
ubc seeds co-ordinator Brenda
Students receive the benefit of
receiving academic credit for their
internship or research while faculty and instructors can contribute
and receive recognition of their
work on campus, says Sawada.
"We have some of the world's
top experts here on campus and
this is a chance to get them to focus their attention on issues here,"
she says.
Staff can propose the research
project that will help them with
their area of responsibility and Sawada will work to hook them up
with ubc students and faculty that
are working in these areas. Together they contribute to finding practical ways to making the university campus more sustainable.
"We have found that at other
universities in order for this to be
successful, staff must be involved
in initiating the projects," says Sawada.
Among the projects currently
underway is a human-ecology
course instructed by Zoology sessional instructor Alice Cassidy in
which students are developing interpretive guides to ecological aspects ofthe campus.
Architecture Prof. Ray Cole and
ubc Properties are also involved in
a project in which four to six housing units will be designed and constructed on campus to demonstrate sustainable housing features.
For more information on the
program, visit www.sustain.ubc.ca
or call (604) 822-3270. 4     I     UBC     REPORTS     |     FEBRUARY
Pacific Spirit Concert
Mozart Divertimenti. Triskelion
String Trio; Lorna McGhee, flute. Music Recital I tall at 2pm. Tickets available at the door $20 adults, $10
students/seniors. E-mail concerts©'
interchange.ubc.ca. Call Cindy Naude
Music At The Chan
Rick Benjamin's Paragon Ragtime
Orchestra With Silent Films. Chan
Centre at. ;?pm. $36, $27, $19 adults;
$28. $22, $16 students. Call Ticket-
master 280-3311 or for more information 822-2697.
AMS Valentines Gift Fair
Various vendors, sun main concourse
from 9am-5pm. Continues to Feb. 14.
Call 822-3405.
Information Dissemination As An
Instrument Of Environmental Policy.
Kathryn Harrison, Werner Antweiller.
Political Science. Green College at
4pm. Call 822-1878.
Green College Speaker Series
Economic Expansion, Environmental
Protection and Indigenous Land/
Resource Rights In Taiwan. Chun-
Chieh Chi, Anthropology and Sociology. Green College at 5pm. Call
Health Promotion In
Motion Seminar
Telling Stories: News Media. Health
Lileracy And Public Policy. Michael
I laves. Geography, sfu. Green College
at. 7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Thematic Lecture Series
Sunday Morning Subversion?: Organized Religion And Canadian State
Security In The Cold War. Steve
Hewitt, u of Saskatchewan. Green
College at 5pm. Call 822-1878.
Physics Colloquium
X-Ray Signatures Of Black Holes In
Active (ialaxies. Paul Nandra,
nasa Goddard Space Flight Center.
Hennings 201 from 4-spm.
Refreshments I lennings 325 at
3:30pm. E-mail tempsec('''physics.
ubc.ca. Call Michelle Lee 822-3853.
Music Concert
Works By Schubert, Mendelsohn.
Handel And Verdi. University Singers.
ubc Choral Union. Chan Centre at
12:30pm. E-mail concertsC"1
interchange.ubc.ca. Call Cindy Naude
Art Show
Schwartz Art Exhibition, sun Art
Gallery from ioam-4pm. E-mail
sacoffice(«'ams.ubc.ca. Call Stephanie
McKernan 822-9019.
IISGP Noon Hour Seminar
In Conversation: On Community.
Kate Collie, Pamela Brett-Macl.ean,
Graduate Studies. Green College at
i2noon. Call 822-1878.
19th Century/European Studies
Nationalizing French Cuisine: Le
Discours Du Ventre Au ige Siecle.
Priscilla Ferguson, Sociology, Columbia u. Buchanan B Penthouse at
4:30pm. E-mail meggolayfe'1
interchange.ubc.ca. Call Meghan
(iolay 822-1452.
Biophysics Seminar
Mathematical Modeling OfThe Cy-
toskeleton And Cell. Leah Keshet.
Hennings 304 from 4:3o-5:3opm. Refreshments. E-mail mereks("'
interchange.ubc.ca. Call Merek Siu
Thematic Lecture Series
Globalization. National Unity And
Local Identity: Questioning'I'he Future Of Indonesia. Bobi B. Setiawan.
Environmental Studies. Gadjah Mada
u. Green College at 5pm. Call
Member Speaker Series
Still Room For Stillness. Carol Hudg-
ins. Fine Arts. Green College at
7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
TUESDAY,   FEB.   13
Botany Seminar
Directional Responses In Plants:
Some Examples For Non-Cognitive
Behaviour. Ariel Novoplansky, Ben
(iurion u. BioSciences 2000 at
12:30pm. Call 822-2133.
Microbiology And Immunology
Host-Bacterial Detente InTheci-
Lung: Lessons Learned From Mice
And Men. Dr. David Speert, Medicine.
Wesbrook 201 from i2:30-i:3opm. Call
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
A Molecule-Like Sodium. Prof. Richard Oakley, u of Waterloo. Chemistry
B-250 at lpm. Refreshments at
12:30pm. Call 822-2996.
European Studies
Telling Tales of Exile (Re)Writing Jewish Histories: B. Honingmann And
Her Novel, Sahara's Journey. Jeff Peck,
York u. Buchanan B Penthouse from
i2noon-2pm. Light lunch at i2noon.
li-mail meggolay(«,interchange.ubc.ca.
Call Meghan Golay 822-1452.
Another Look At Human
Development Colloquium
Aboriginal Child Care In Canada.
Asst. Prof. Margo Greenwood, Social
Work, unbc. irc #414 from 12:30-
1:20pm. Call 822-6593.
Music Concert
Wednesday Noon Hour. Martin Berinbaum. trumpet. Music Recital Flail at
12:30pm. $4 at the door. E-mail
concerts(«'interchange.ubc.ca. Call
Cindy Naude 822-5574.
Law And Society Lecture
The Politics Of Reconciliation: Dispossession And Constitutionalism In
Australia. Prof. Andrew Buck, Mac-
quarie u. ck Choi 120 from 12:30-
1:30pm. E.-mail kjewC'^interchange.
ubc.ca. Call Karen Jew 822-4688 or
Applied Ethics Colloquium
Respect For Human Dignity As The
Basis Of An Ethical And Legal Duty
To Stop Life Sustaining Measures For
(i'vs) Persistent Vegetative State Pa-
t ients. Edward Keyserlingk. Scarfe 201
from 2-4pm. Call Karen 822-8625.
Obstetrics And Gynecology Seminar
Fibrinolytic Enzyme Expressions
During Early Implantation. Dr. Qiang
Feng, u of Waterloo. B.C.'s Women's
Hosp. 2N35at 2pm. Call 875-3108.
Geography Colloquium
Acute Effect Of Air Pollution On Mortality And Hospitalization In The
Lower Eraser Valley. Sverre Vedal.
Geography 201 at 3:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-2663.
Asian Research Seminar
When Free Expression Hits The Fan:
Contemporary Art In Indonesia. Prof.
Astri Wright, u of Victoria, ck Choi
Conference Room from 4:30-6pm. E-
mail kjew("1interchange.ubc.ca. Call
Karen Jew 822-4688.
Earth And Ocean
Sciences Colloquium
Offshore Sand Resources. Gideon
Almagor, Geological Survey of Israel.
GeoSciences 330-A at 12:30pm. Call
Medieval And Renaissance
Panel Discussion: The Middle Ages
And The Renaissance In Film and
Other Media. Guy Poirier, sfu; Rose
Marie San Juan, Fine Arts; Mary-Ann
Stouck, sfu. Green College at 4:30pm.
Call 822-1878.
Green College Science And Society
Giving Power To The People: Science
And Public Policy. Maureen A.
McTeer. St. John's College Social
Lounge from 7:30-9:3opm. E-mail
jsegalC'^interchange.ubc.ca. Call Prof.
Judith Z. Segal 822-5652.
Law And Society Lecture
Medical Futility: Objective And Factual Or Subjective And Negotiated?
Some F.thical And Legal Considerations. I^dward Keyserlingk, Applied
Ethics. Green College at 7:30pm. Call
Health Care And
Epidemiology Rounds
The Development Of Guideline's And
Criteria For Health Promotion In Primary Care Settings.Jim Prankish,
Instiluteof Health Research. Health
Care and Epidemiology. Mather 253
from 9-10am. Paid parking available
in B Lot. Call 822-2772.
Occupational And Environmental
Hygiene Seminar
Moisture. Mold And Health: Health
Policy And Research In Finland. Aino
Nevalainen, National Public Health
Institute, ubc Hosp., Koerner Pavilion
G-279 from i2:3<)-i:3opm. Call Kathryn Lewis 822-9861 or Dr. Paul Demers 822-0585.
Classical And Near
Eastern Studies Lecture
Hesiod As A Catalyst For Wester Pai-
deia. Gerard Naddaf. York u. Buchanan B Penthouse from i2:30-i:2opm.
Call 822-2889.
Chemical And Biological
Engineering Seminar
The Treatment Of A Pulp And Paper
Combined Condensate Using Optimal
Control Of A Sequencing Batch Reactor. Norman Woo. ChemEng 206 at
3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
Music Concert
Works By Schubert, Mendelsohn,
Handel And Verdi. University Singers,
ubc: Choral Union. Chan Centre concert hall from 8-iopm. Fl-mail
conccrts@interchange.ubc.ca. Call
Cindy Naude 822-5574.
Electronic Records
International Symposium
Preserving Authentic Electronic
Records: Preliminary Research Findings. Various speakers. Chan Centre
Royal Bank Cinema from 8:30am-
5pm. Lunch and reception to follow.
Call 688-0809 ext. 25.
World Vision
Music Of Love Concert. Chan Centre
at 8pm. $28-$i28. Call 822-2697.
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Programming: Poetry, Gears Or Magic. Prof. Gregor Kiczales, Computer
Science, irc #2 at 8:15pm. Call
Law And Society Lecture
Imperial Cultures: The Frontier Myth
In Australia. Robert Foster, History, u
of Adelaide, ck Choi 129 at 11:30am.
Call 822-1878.
Microbiology And Immunology
The Role Of f.xti In Heparan Sulfate
Biosynthesis And Hereditary Multiple
Exostosis. Peter Cheung. Wesbrook
201 from 12:301:30pm. Call 822-3308.
School Of Nursing Rounds
Program Evaluation Institute. Prof.
Ann Hilton, ubc Hosp., Koerner Pavilion T-206 from 9am-4pm. Continues
to Feb. 23. Call 822-7453.
Obstetrics And Gynecology Seminar
Transgenic Mice? Why No Y Chromosome Knock-Outs? Elizabeth Simpson, Molecular Medicine and
Therapeutics. B.C.'s Women's Hosp.
2N35 at 2pm. Call 875-3108.
Senate Meeting
Regular Meeting OfThe Senate, ubc's
Academic Parliament. Curtis 102 at
8pm. Call 822-2951.
Interprofessional Continuing
Education Conference
fas And Other Drug-Related Effects:
Building Hope. Various speakers.
Coast Plaza Suite Hotel. 1763 Comox
St.. from 8am-4pm. Continues to Feb.
24. Call 822-0054.
Using the ubc Visual Identity. Public
Affairs staff, oab Board and Senate
room from 11:30am- 12:30pm. To register call ubc-info (822-4636).
Integrated Computer Systems
Research Distinguished Lecture
Quantum Computing. Peter Shor,
at&t Laboratories, cicsr 208 from 4-
5:30pm. Refreshments. Call
VST Theological Forum
Empire. Exile And Restoration: Implications Of Gender Integration In Canadian Anglicanism, vst from 4-5pm.
'lb register e-mail ci(» vst.edu. Call
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Discovering Microscopic Worlds.
F.laine Humphrey, Electron Microscopy Laboratory, irc #2 at 8:15pm. Call
Parents With Toddlers
Did you know your child is a word-
learning expert? We are looking for
children (one to rive years old) and
their parent(s) to participate in language studies in the Psychology Dept.
at ubc. You and your child, and a
trained researcher will play a word
game using puppets and toys or pictures. As you might imagine, children
find these word games a lot of fun.
During your visit, you will remain
with your child at all times. If you (or
someone you know) might be interested in bringing your child for a 30-
minute visit to our research
playroom, please contact Dr. Hall's
Language Development Centre at
Born Between 1930 And 1976?
The Adult Development And Psycho-
metrics Lab at ubc is looking for men
and women born between 1930 and
1976 to participate in a series of focus
groups looking at what it means to be
your age today. Call Rick 822-5250.
Participants Wanted
Are you a postmenopausal woman
with Type II diabetes interested in
beginning an exercise program? St.
Paul's Hospital Healthy Heart Program and Diabetes Centre are recruiting participants, who do not smoke or
use insulin, for a research project on
the effect of exercise on diabetes for
women. Call Darcye Cuff 806-8601
Morris And Helen Belkin Art Gallery
Landscape paintings by leading British artist, Peter Doig. Continues to
March 11. Tuesday to Friday from
ioam-5pm: Saturday i2noon-5pm;
Sunday i2noon-5pm. (Closed Mondays and statutory holidays). Call 822-
UBC Birdwalks
Anyone who is interested can meet at
the flagpole above the Rose Garden
on Thursdays at 12:45pm. Look for a
small group of people who are carrying binoculars and bird books (and
bring your own, if you have them).
Call 822-9149.
Sage Bistro
To the faculty, students, administration and admirers ofthe University of
British Columbia we present Sage
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, 310 - 6251
Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver BC, v6t izi. Phone: UBC-info (822-4636).
Fax: 822-2684. An electronic form is available at www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca.
Please limit to 35 words. Submissions for the Calendar's Notices section may
be limited due to space. Deadline for the Feb. 22 issue of use Reports—which
covers the period Feb. 25 to March 10—is noon, Feb. 13. UBC      REPORTS      |       FEBRUARY
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Bistro at the University Centre. Sage
is open Monday through Friday from
nam-2pm. Our luncheon menu
changes weekly and features a wide
selection of wines by the glass. For
reservations please call 822-1500.
Premenstrual Asthma Study
UBC/St. Paul's Hospital researchers
are seeking females with asthma and
regular menstrual cycles for a study of
estrogen's effects on asthma symptoms and lung function. Must be 18-
50 years of age and not taking birth
control pills. Honorarium and free
peak flow meter provided. If interested, please call 875-2886.
Parkinson's Research
A research team from ubc is asking
for the assistance of people with Parkinson's to participate in research.
This research is aimed at understanding how Parkinson's may affect complex activities such as managing
multiple tasks. Participation involves
performing fairly simple tasks, some
of which involve responding verbally
to computer screen displays. If you
are a healthy person of t he age 50
years or older, we are also in need of
several people to part icipale as part
of a non-Parkinson's comparison
group. Call Todd Woodward. Psychology Dept. at 822-3227.
Sexual Assault Research
the Anxiety and Fear Laboratory in
the Dept. of Psychology requires female volunteers who have experienced
unwanted sexual activity, to participate in a research project. Ifyou have
ever had sex with someone when you
didn't want to, because the other person continued the event when you said
no, forced or threatened to force you.
or because you were given alcohol or
drugs, and you would be interested in
helping us with our research, please
call 822-9028. Confident iality and privacy protected.
Museum Of
Anthropology Exhibition
Attributed To Edenshaw: Identifying
The Hand OfThe Artist: Two Case-
Studies: Northwest Coast Art. Continues to Aug. 31. Conversations: The
Tecson Philippine Collection. Continues to Sept. 3. Winter hours Wed.-
Sun. nam-5pm. Lues, to 9pm (59pm
free). Call 822-5087.
Traumatic Stress Clinic
Psychologists conducting research at
the Traumatic Stress Clinic at ubc
Psychiatry are offering free treatment
to people suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (ptsd). ptsd is
caused by events such as physical or
sexual assault, and motor vehicle accidents. Call the Traumatic Stress
Clinic at 822-8040.
AMS Rentsline
Helping students find housing since
1993. the ams Rentsline is ubc's off-
campus housing registry. This service
gives students access to hundreds of
rental listings, and landlords access to
thousands of students looking for
housing. You can call the Rentsline
from any touchtone phone 24 hours a
day. 365 days a year. Call 714-4848.
a volunteer
Do you know someone who
volunteers on campus? Or a
volunteer program on campus?
Every year the university recognizes the enormous work
performed by volunteers at ubc
and ubc people who volunteer.
A volunteer recognition event is
planned for April 26 at Cecil Green
Park House.
Ifyou know of volunteers working on campus, please e-mail Kilis
Courtney, Ceremonies Office at eilis.courtney(S)ubc.ca by Feb. 28.
Peter Wall Institute
for Advanced Studies
Workshop Grant
The PWIAS Exploratory Workshop Program provides
awards of $15,000 to $25,000 to interdisciplinary
teams of UBC researchers to come together with outstanding international experts to develop a major collaborative research project. The proposal should be
broadly interdisciplinary and involve basic research.
The deadline for the Spring 2001 competition is March
For more information, contact the Wall Institute by phone (822-
4782), fax (822-4222) or e-mail (info@pwias.ubc.ca); or check
the web site (www.ubc.ca)
Faculty Women's Club
The Faculty Women's Club brings
together women connected to the
university either through their work
or that of their spouses, for social
activities and lectures. The main purpose ofthe Faculty Women's Club is
to raise funds for student scholarships. There are 19 different interest
groups within the club, ranging from
art appreciation and bridge to hiking.
Do come and join us. Call Elizabeth
Towers, president 224-5877 or Gwvn-
eth Westwick. membership 2(13-6(112.
Twin Research
Are you. or do you know a female
adult twin? We are studying the relationship types of fraternal and identical female twins. Ifyou can help bv
completing some questionnaires and
being interviewed about relationships, please e-mail: tmacbethC"
cortex.psveh.ubc.ca or call Tannis
MacBeth. Psychology 822-482(1.
Parents With Babies
Have you ever wondered how babies
learn to talk? Help us find out. We are
looking for parents with babies between four to 21 months ol age. including babies raised in a bilingual
home, to participate in language development studies. Ifyou are interested in bringing your baby for a
one-hour visit, please call Prof. Janet
Worker's Infant Studies Centre. Psychology, 822-6408 (ask for Kate).
Statistical Consulting And Research
scari. offers statistical advice and
long or short-term assistance to researchers. Resources include expertise in many areas of statistical
methodology and a variety of'stal ist i-
cal software. Web site www.st.at.
ubc.ca/scarl. e-mail scariest at.ubc.ca
or call 822-4037.
Leaders of Tomorrow Awards
/olunteer Vancouver is seeking nominations for its
annual Volunteer Recognition Awards.
The Leaders of Tomorrow Awards, co-sponsored by
the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser
University, honour young people for their outstanding
contributions and strive to inspre others to similar
service. These awards recognize youth 17 years of age
and under, and separately, youth aged 18-25.
Deadline for nominations is Feb. 23, 2001. For more
information including other award categories, call
Jean Pastore, Volunteer Vancouver (604) 875-9144.
Celebrating Academic Freedom
I Academic Freedom and the Inclusive University
Sharon I.. Kahn and Dennis Pavlich, eds.
What is the purpose anil
nature of academic
freedom? Is it an essential
and indispensable value or
a bad idea based on
dubious principles that by
omission are racist and
These essays relate historical anil philosophical
perspectives on academic
freedom to current social
and political interests,
making an important
contribution to one of the
most significant intellectual debates currently
engaging the contemporary
Sharon 1.. Kahn is Associate Vice-President, Equity and Dennis
Pavlich is Vice-President, legal and External Affairs, both at UBC
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Nominate colleagues
for service to students
The cue Campus .Advisory hoard
on Student Development (cap.su)
is recognizing exceptional contributions or significant improvements to the student experience
and learning environment.
The awards categories are:
I lelen McCrae Award lor a service
for st udenls provided hv the Alma
Mater Society. (Iraduale Student
Society or cue: the Margaret l-'ul-
ton Award lor an individual: the
Allied Scow Award lor an undergraduate program or department:
and the Peter l.arkin Award lor a
graduate program or department.
Winners ol these annual awards
receive a plaque.
Nominations will be accepted
from tine students, faculty and stall'
and recent graduates until Feb. 15.
I'hey should be directed to the
Office of the Vice-President. Students. Room 12',, Old Administration building. 6.528 Memorial Kd.
Awaril winners will be announced March 15 and will be honoured at a special ceremony.
cabsd's mission is to understand and address student needs
and concerns. This committee advises the vice-president. Students,
on a broad range of student devel-
_,     opment issues.
View new faculty/
staff housing
New faculty and staff rental housing has been completed and will be
ready for occupancy March 31.
The 53 units. located on the
southeast corner of Thunderbird
Boulevard and West Mall, are the
tirst portion of a two-phase. 95-
nnit project for the site.
The development features 11
two-and three-bedroom town-
homes, 18 two-bedroom cityhomes
and 24 one- and two-bedroom
Units are available to current
and prospective faculty and staff
on a yearly lease with monthly
rents ranging from $900 per
month for one-bedroom units to
$1.73", per month for three-bedroom units.
A show suite can be viewed
Thursdays from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Applications lor the housing are
now being accepted. Units will be
allocated on a departmental basis.
Those who move in on March 31
will receive one month rent free.
For more information, call Sue
Oberhofi'ner, of ubc Properties
Trust at (604) 731-3103 or
oberhofl(» interchange.ubc.ca
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lecturers or other university members who visit throughout the
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Elegant accommodation in Point
Grey area. Minutes to UBC On
main bus routes. Close to shops
and restaurants. Includes tv, tea
and coffee making, private
phone/fridge. Weekly rates avail.
Call 222-3461. Fax 222-9279.
HOUSE Five suites avail, for
academic visitors to ubc only.
Guests dine with residents and
enjoy college life. Daily rate $58
plus Si4/'day for meals Sun-Thurs.
Call 822-8660 for more information and availability.
Spacious one br guest suites with
equipped kitchen, Tv and telephone. Centrally located near
sub, Aquatic Centre and transit.
Ideal forvisiting lecturers, colleagues and families. 2000 rates
$8i-$i24 per night. Call 822-1000.
2855 W. 6th Ave. Heritage house,
antiques, wood floors, original
stained glass. 10 mm. to ubc and
downtown. Two blocks from restaurants, buses. Scrumptious full
breakfasts. Entertaining cats.
Views. Phones in rooms. E-mail
farthing@uniserve.com or call
Walk to ubc along the ocean.
Quiet exclusive neighbourhood.
Near buses and restaurants.
Comfortable rooms with TV and
private bath.  Full breakfast.  Reasonable rates.  Non-smokers only
please.  Call 341-4975.
ROOMS Private rooms, located on
campus, avail, forvisitors attending
ubc on academic business. Private
bath, double beds, telephone, tv,
fridge, and meals five days per week.
Competitive rates. Call for information and availability 822-8788.
University Centre. Residence offering
superior hotel or kitchenette style
rooms and suites. All rooms have
private bath, queen bed, voice mail,
cable tv and Internet-linked PC
Beautiful view of sea and mountains.
For rates and reservations
www.pwias.ubc.ca. Call 822-4782.
THEOLOGY Affordable accommodation or meeting space near the
Chan Centre and moa. 17 modestly
furnished rooms with hall bath are
avail. Daily rates starting at $36.
Meals or meal plans are avail, in the
school cafeteria. For more information call 822-9031 or 822-9490.
CAMILLA HOUSE in Kitsilano
area, furnished suites or rooms avail.
Kitchen and laundry facilities. Close
to main bus routes, shopping and
dining. Weekly and monthly rates
avail. Call 737-2687.
TRIUMF HOUSE Guest house
with homey, comfortable environment forvisitors to ubc and hospital.
Located near hospital. Rates $40-
$8o/night and weekly rates. Call
STUDIO. Separate kitchen, lots of
closet space. Excellent South sunny
location, steps from transportation
and shopping. Phone/answering machine, TV-video-stereo. April 1, 2001-
June 2, 2002 or any six-month period.
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Enquiries: ubc-info (822-4636) • Rate: $16.50 for 35 words or less.
Additional words: 50 cents each. Rate includes cst.
Submission guidelines: Ads must be submitted in writing 10 days before
publication date to: ubc Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251 Cecil Green Park
Road, Vancouver BC, v6t izi. Ads must be accompanied by payment
in cash, cheque (made out to ubc Reports) orjournal voucher.
COUPLE with child (two years old)
looking to rent house or floor of
house in Kitsilano or Point Grey to
$i6oo/mo. n/s, n/p, responsible, ref.
Call Claudia or Brian 732-3445.
VISIT!  Looking for a house (to) sit
in March. Responsible homeowner.
Loving pet owner. Good with plants.
Westside or central location
preferred. Great ref. avail. Call Vicki
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HOUSE SWAP with New York City
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As a specialist who has assisted
many ubc faculty and staffmembers
through the retirement process I can
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Database puts global resources
at ubc researchers' fingertips
Virtual community will help boost peer collaboration
by Hilary Thomson, staffwriter
locating funding opportunities
and research colleagues worldwide will be simpler for ubc's researchers and scholars, thanks to
an international research database
made available by the Office ofthe
Vice-president, Research.
Called Community of Science,
(cos) the Web site is designed for
use by scholars in all disciplines.
Nearly half a million investigators
worldwide in all fields of research
and scholarship use the site to publicize research, collaborate with
peers, locate funding and conduct
research. The Web site also has links
to industry that will help investigators to connect with the research
and development community.
"This site helps to create virtual
communities and promote collaboration between scientists," says Indira Samarasekera, vice-president.
Research. "Research today is truly a
global undertaking and the ability
to communicate with peers is vital."
Features ofthe service include a
database of funding opportunities
with access to more than 16.000
grants in all fields of research. In
addition, the site's Funding Alert
offers a customized service that
automatically e-mails individual
researchers about funding oppor
tunities that apply to their area of
cos also provides a portfolio of
Web tools to create an online customized working environment. For
example, cos Expertise allows individual members to post professional information and experience. The
profiles appear on the Web site in a
secure and standardized format.
Another Web tool, cos Workbench, is a customized Web-based
workspace for professional development. Researchers can create a
curriculum vitae home page and
gain access to news specific to
their area of interest, schedules of
conferences, searchable information on hundreds of professional
societies and meetings, calls for
papers and other services.
Bibliographic databases, such as
listings of u.s. patents and current
published work in the biomedical.
geological, agricultural and engineering fields are another of the
site's features.
There is also an abstract management system for researchers to
write material collaboratively or
conduct peer reviews on-line.
The cos community comprises
400,000 members at 700 universities and institutions in more than
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Twelve Canadian universities
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University of Alberta, the University of Toronto and McMaster University. Yale and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are
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The Dept. of Mechanical Engineering is honouring Prof. Emeritus Geoff Parkinson for his con-
trihutions to the department
throughout his 40-year career at
ubc hy naming a wind tunnel after him at a ceremony on campus
The "Parkinson Wind Tunnel,"
located in the Aerodynamics
Laboratory, serves as recognition
for Parkinson's devotion to
teaching and research in fluid
mechanics during his tenure in
the department from 1952 to
Parkinson is a respected authority on aerodynamics and
made extensive use of wind tunnels in his research at ubc. He
helped designed two wind tunnels in the department more
than 30 years ago that are still in
use today, including the one now
named after him.
English and Women's Studies
Prof. Sneja Gunew has been selected as one of six directors of
the international Transcultural-
isms Project. Sponsored by the
International Council for Canadian Studies, the project involves
six groups of 10 researchers.
Together with a sister-team
based in Brazil. Gunew's team will
define and clarify the research program titled "The intermingling of
cultures and its impact on Canadian or foreign national identity:
past, present, and future."
She hopes to shed light on the
cultural implications of the
growing tensions between the increasingly blurred boundaries of
the nation state in an era of globalization and, on the other
hand, the growing chorus of voices within the nation asserting
ethnic and indigenous distinctiveness.
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The Madeleine Sophie Barat Award
The Use of Freedom
Essay Contest 2000/2001
Prize: $1,000
Subject: "The Creative and
Responsible Use of Freedom"
Choose your own focus, e.g. Literature, Art, Capitalism, Philosophy, the Environment, Interpersonal Relations, Economics, History, etc.
Eligibility: Open to third- and fourth-year undergraduate and
graduate students of ubc and affiliated theological colleges.
Entries may be submitted from April 15,2001 to June 1,2001.
Prize awarded: Friday, Sept. 28,2001
Application forms may be picked up Monday to Friday, 10
a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Mark's College, 5935 Iona Drive, at the extreme northeast corner ofthe campus. 8     |      UBC     REPORTS
Musical couple make ubc home
Internationally acclaimed musicians Lorna McGee and David Harding made
the move to ubc and haven't looked back. Bruce Mason photo
Commerce among
top 100 in the world
Faculty beats out other
Canadian newcomers
ubc's Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration has debuted among the top five Canadian entries in a list of the best too
business schools in the world.
ubc Commerce placed 59th
overall in the third annual international survey of mba programs
conducted by The Financial Times
The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania was tops in the survey, beating out Harvard, which has held
the number one position in the
past two years. Stanford placed
The Financial Times rankings
are a result of a detailed study of
137 of the estimated 1,200 accredited mba programs worldwide.
ubc's high ranking came as a result of its strong performances in
the international categories, career progress of its graduates, doctoral student placements, and its
research strength.
ubc Commerce Dean Daniel
Muzyka is pleased with the faculty's strong, first-time showing.
"This is consistent with Canadian and u.s. ranking competitions
which also place our international
and research strengths in the top
tiers," he says.
Among Canadian schools, ubc
was tops in the survey's ranking of
number of international faculty.
ubc also tied with McGill in the
number of international students
with 54 per cent and placed well
among Canadian schools with 38
per cent of its students being female.
"This survey will help us focus
our programs and services on
emerging demands in the marketplace," says Muzyka. "We're
pleased we're in the game and we
expect to reach new heights in the
coming years."
Among the top five Canadian
entries, ubc placed behind top-
rated University of Western Ontario's Ivey School of Business (19),
York University's Schulich School
of Business (35), McGill's School of
Management (37) and the University of Toronto's Rotman School of
Management (46).
ubc beat out the other Canadian newcomers to the competition
including McMaster, Queen's, and
Concordia universities and the
University of Alberta.
For more details of the survey,
visit www.ft.com and www.
Duo enjoys one less long distance relationship
by Bruce Mason staffwriter
ist Lorna McGhee are among the
most sought after musicians of
their generation. They are also
married and teaching at ubc
where they are now able to spend
time together, including onstage,
while pursuing individual, international careers.
Harding, an assistant professor
in Music since July 1999. is a member of Triskelion. a new Canadaian
string trio, and the Toronto String
McGhee, a sessional instructor
since last September, performs
and records with the Mobius ensemble in Europe.
She will be a guest artist with
Triskelion in the School of Music's
Pacific Spirit Concert Series, Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Recital
Hall, 6361 Memorial Rd. Tickets—
$20 for adults, $10 for students and
seniors—are available at the door.
"We're on the road a great deal,"
says Harding. "In fact we met in '97
at a festival in Scotland and were
engaged three months later. Our
wedding — on the northern tip of
Cape Breton in 1998 — was complete with local fiddlers."
"Then I went back to Indiana
University, where I had been an associate professor since 1990. Lorna
accepted a position at the University of Michigan and I put thousands of kilometres on my Toyota,
mostly visiting her."
Triskelion is an ancient symbol
composed of three branches radiating from a cent re. The aptly named
trio—which released a highlv regarded premiere recording of their
arrangement of Bach's Goldberg
Variations last year—includes well-
known violinist Martin Beaver and
cellist Bryan Epperson, based in
Baltimore and Toronto respectively.
Harding now has one less longdistance relationship.
"When David was offered the
ubc job we thought long and hard,"
says McGhee. "I could have gone
back to my old job in London, back
to the treadmill and life in a huge
city, where neither of us would have
been our own creative boss."
Her old job' was with the bbc
Symphony. One of the world's fin
est flute players, McGhee was appointed co-principal flute in that
orchestra at the age of 22. She
studied at the Royal Academy of
Music where she earned the top
honour, the Queen's Commendation for Excellence.
"The first year at ubc was quite
an adjustment — I made eight trips
to Europe to plav with Mobius," she
savs. Now she also teaches privately and performs with the best local
musicians as well as continuing to
play and record internationally.
Harding, a product ofthe famed
Julliard School, has been a member
of the Canadian Opera Company,
Toronto Symphony. Chester String
Quartet, and Tafelmusik.
He composed the string arrangements for rocker Tom Cochrane's
Juno award-winning album Mad,
Mad World and is busy with diverse
recording and film projects.
"I left the Toyota back in Indiana.
We have a home at the edge of the
Endowment Lands and get around
on mountain bikes," he says.
"The ocean and mountains remind me of my home in Scotland
and we're meeting an amazing
number of accomplished local artists," adds McGhee.
Students pick bog members
Two to serve one-year term
have been elected to ubc's Board
of Governors for a one-year term
following the recent Alma Mater
Society (ams) elections.
Maryann Adamec joins the
board after serving as ams president last year and vice-president in
Originally from Calgary, Adamec is in her fourth year of a marketing major in the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration. She serves as treasurer for
the Canadian Alliance of Student
Associations and as a committee
member for International House
and ubc's Aquatic Centre.
"I intend to use my knowledge
of student affairs to increase action and awareness on issues such
Maryann Adamec
as sustainability, campus safety,
transportation and international
education," says Adamec.
Tieg Martin, a fourth-year Arts
student, returns to the Board for a
second term.
"The sometimes combative re-
U.S. nuclear policy focus of conference
Missile defense system subject of international debate
ubc Feb. 15-17 will debate the merits of a missile defense system designed to defend the United States
against long-range missiles.
The conference, entitled The
Impact of National Missile Defense (nmd) on Global Nuclear
Policy, will take place at the Liu
Centre for the Study of Global Issues. It is hosted by the centre and
the Simons Foundation.
"Since it is clear that in the fairly
near term Canada will be asked to
participate in nmd in some fashion, our nation's policymakers and
attentive public must examine
whether the American perspectives and national interests driving
this program are congruent with
the Canadian world view and policy objectives," says Lloyd Axworthy, director and chief executive
officer ofthe Liu Centre.
Expert opinion in the United
States is sharply divided on virtually every issue related to nmd, including, but not limited to, its very
technical feasibility.
Supporters say it would protect
the u.s. from ballistic missile attacks and would preserve the nation's capability to project military
power around the world without
risking harm to American troops
and assets.
The conference will include a
roundtable  discussion  with  ex
perts from across Canada, the
United States, China, Russia and
India. A public forum will take
place on Feb. 16 from 7-9 p.m. at
sfu Harbour Centre's Morris J.
Wosk Centre for Dialogue.
A comprehensive report will be
issued in the early spring and posted on the Liu Centre Web site at
The Simons Foundation actively
promotes education in peace, disarmament, global cooperation, human
rights and social justice issues.
Tieg Martin
lationship between the ams Council and ubc administration is frustrating," says Martin. "I aim to improve communication and to increase the Board's profile among
His contributions to the Board
include changing the term of office
for student representatives to better fit with ubc's budget cycle.
Working toward a bachelor's degree in English and Medieval Studies, Martin is a dual citizen of Canada and the United Kingdom. He
has lived and worked in Alberta,
Australia, England, Quebec and
Tunisia, and has traveled in South
and southeast Asia, the Balkans,
and Central America.
ubc's 15-member Board of Governors comprises the chancellor,
the president, eight persons appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor, two faculty members elected
by faculty, two full-time students
elected by students and one person elected by and from those full-
time employees of the university
who are not faculty members.


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