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 Volume 31 Number 21
November 21,1985
George McLaughlin
elected to
UBC Board
George McLaughlin, an electrician in
the Pepartment of Physical Plant and
vice-president of C. UP. E. Local 116,
has been elected to the UBC Board of
He replaces Victor Doray, former
director of Biomedical Communications,
who took early retirement this year. Mr.
McLaughlin will complete Mr. Doray's
unexpired term of office, ending Jan. 31,
1987, as a representative of UBC
fulltime employees who are not faculty.
Mr. McLaughlin is a native of
Scotland, where he began his
apprenticeship as an electrician and
served with the British Merchant Navy
as an electrical engineer. After earning
technological certificates in electrical
construction, electronics and marine
electrical engineering from James Watt
Memorial College in Greenock,
Scotland, Mr. McLaughlin immigrated to
Canada and worked in the construction
industry until 1977, when he joined the
UBC staff.
Mr. McLaughlin began studies in
economics, arbitration, negotiations
and collective bargaining at Capilano
College in 1981, and in 1984 graduated
from the Canadian labor studies program
at the University of Ottawa. He has
been active as a trade unionist since
1966 and has served as vice-president
of C.U.P.E. Local 116 since 1981.
"Many University problems need to
be addressed, including the current
trend of stress in the workplace, the
lowering of working conditions and
standards as well as the effectiveness
and efficiency of the University," Mr.
McLaughlin said in a statement
distributed to voters before the election.
He added that he intends to provide "a
strong voice" for the non-academic
employees of UBCJn the governance
of the University.
President Strangway places top
priority on long-term planning
Long-range planning about UBC's
future is a top-priority item on the
agenda of the University's new chief
executive officer, Dr. David Strangway.
The president said he welcomed the
steps that had been taken at the Senate
meeting of Nov. 13, when UBC's
academic parliament approved a
motion that will require its budget
committee to bring to Senate for
debate and approval any specific advice
the committee formulates on long-term
academic priorities before advising the
"Obviously, Senate is going to be
involved in matters related to
long-range planning because of the
responsibility it has for the academic
governance of the University," President
Strangway added.
He said UBC "must undertake
long-range planning in order to make
clear its distinctive mission in the array
of institutions in B.C. higher education."
He added that UBC is one of the three
leading research-intensive universities
in Canada and was, therefore, both a
provincial and national resource.
The motion requiring Senate's budget
committee to seek Senate approval on
long-range planning proposals came
following an hour-long discussion of an
annual report to Senate from the
committee, which outlined the
consequences of retrenchment for UBC's
faculties in the 1985-86 fiscal year.
Prof. Jonathan Wisenthal, associate
dean of UBC's Faculty of Arts,said
Senate had on record some excellent
documents on the criteria to be
employed when academic priorities are
being considered.
"However, Senate as a body has not
discussed the academic direction of
the University for at least ten years. We
have never engaged in serious
discussion on long-range academic
priorities, appropriate balances within
the University and appropriate areas for
growth and development, for example."
Prof. Wisenthal suggested the Senate
budget committee might bring forward
for Senate discussion a statement that
addressed three areas: UBC's commitment to graduate education as opposed
to undergraduate work; the relationship
between the first two years of
undergraduate work and the second
Update: Nov. 21,1985. Rick Hansen
has travelled 10,000 miles on his
round-the-world-wheelchair tour to
raise funds for spinal cord research
and rehabilitation, and is currently
in Rome, Italy. Contributions in B.C.
so far total $470,551. If you'd like
to make a donation or help with the
tour administration, please call
two years; and UBC's place in the world
of higher education in B.C.
"If we don't debate this and adopt a
position and argue it vigorously in the
province, our position will be decided
for us by bodies outside the
University," he said.
Prof. Wisenthal was followed by
UBC's acting vice-president academic,
Dr. Daniel Birch, who told the meeting
that the Universities Council of B.C.
would meet in December to consider a
draft report prepared in response to the
provincial government's request for a
five-year plan for B.C. universities.
He told Senate the Council had
collected statements and other information
from a number of sources, including
statements on institutional missions
from the presidents of each of the
public universities.
He said it was "a matter of great
concern to the universities that their
opportunity to participate in the
long-range planning process had been
very limited up to this point."
UCBC, Dr. Birch added, would meet
on Dec. 9 and 16 to consider the
planning document and would forward
it to the government "almost
immediately thereafter"
Lee Southern, secretary to the
Council, told UBC Reports this week
that the universities would have plenty
of opportunity to respond to the Council
The report, he emphasized, does not
commit the universities to a five-year
plan and is intended to serve as the basis
for continuing discussions between the
council and the universities.
He said the report examines five
Please turn to Page 2
Science Dean Robert Miller,
right, and associate dean Dr.
David Dolphin, above, were
recently awarded three
strategic grants from the
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
(NSERC). Dr. Dolphin received
funds for studies in cancer
research and the study of
liquid crystals. Dr. Miller is
conducting research on the
cloning of enzymes that
convert waste products into
raw material for the petrochemical industry. See story
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Prof. William Unruh of the
Department of Physics was recently
chosen to give the prestigious
Rutherford Lecture to the Royal Society
of the U.K. Dr. Unruh, one of only two
Canadians ever invited to give the
Rutherford Lecture, represented the
society's daughter organization, the
Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Unruh is
an internationally known cosmologist
who has earned numerous honors in
recent years, including the Herzberg
Medal from the Canadian Association
of Physicists, the Steacie Fellowship
from the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council of Canada
and the Steacie Prize from the National
Research Council.
Tennis Center
open year-round
Many people think of tennis as a
summer sport, but at the UBC Tennis
Center the activity continues year-round.
The Tennis Center, which was
established five years ago, offers playing
time seven days a week on 10 outdoor
courts, eight indoor courts and four
grass courts as well as private and
group lessons, membership in the UBC
tennis club, tennis leagues, tournaments
for players of every level, a pro shop and
even tennis vacation packages to
places such as Hawaii, California and
Mexico! The facilities and services are
open to the public as well as members
of the University community.
The centre is operated by director
Patricio Gonzalez, a UBC physical
education graduate with 20 years of
playing experience and 14 years in
professional coaching and management,
and Mike Kerr, an MBA graduate from
the United States International University
in San Diego, who coaches UBC's
men's varsity tennis team,
"Our goal is to develop one of the
most extensive tennis centres in Canada
and to provide broad-based programs
for both recreational players from the
community and elite athletes," says
Gonzalez. "We hope that people on
campus will spread the word that our
facilities are open to everyone and that
our activities are geared for players of
every level."
He adds that UBC has already
established a reputation as a leading
training centre for talented young
tennis players. "The unique facilities we
have at UBC make it possible for top
players to combine a university
education and high-level athletic
training." (UBC's Tennis Bubble, located
at the corner of Thunderbird Boulevard
and East Mall, is used by Tennis Canada
for its Junior High Performance
For information on tennis hours and
activities, call 228-4396.
Continued from Page 1
aspects of higher education, including
provincial government expectations
about universities, the state of academic
development in the universities, the
financial requirements of the university
system, university accountability and
the organization and cooperation
necessary to carry out future planning.
Mr. Southern said the five-year
planning document would be made
public after it had been put in the hands
of the presidents of the three public
universities and the government.
A dinner in honor of UBC benefactor
Dr. Walter Koerner will be held in the
Faculty Club tonight (Nov. 21).
He will receive the Brock House
Medal and $5,000 as 1985's outstanding
senior citizen of B.C. The award,
sponsored by the Brock House Society
and supported by the Bank of Montreal,
is given to a Canadian citizen living in
B.C. who is 65 or older and who has
made a distinguished voluntary
contribution to the community.
Dr. Koerner's contributions to UBC
have been enormous. He is a former
chairman of the Board of Governors
and of the UBC Health Sciences Centre.
The 240-bed acute care unit of the
University hospital is named after him.
Among current health projects he is
involved in is UBC's Imaging Research
Centre, which uses the most advanced
methods now available to image the
internal structure and function of the
Dr. Koerner and his wife, Marianne,
made a gift to UBC's Museum of
Anthropology before construction of
the museum began of their collection of
Northwest Coast Indian art. A further
gift to the museum was "The Raven"
carved by Bill Reid and unvieled by
Prince Charles. They have also made
significant contributions to UBC for the
expansion of the Library.
Prof. Peter Pearse of the Faculty of
Forestry was chairman of a three-
member federal government enquiry
on water policy that has recommended
that Canadians be encourged to
conserve water by having to pay more
for it. The commission's final report,
entitled "Currents of Change," says
Canadians should also pay more for
getting rid of their waste water.
The commission also found that:
• Canada takes more water per head
of population out of its rivers, lakes
and groundwater sources than any other
country except the U.S. and twice as
much as some European countries;
• Canada is "extraordinarily well
endowed" with high-quality water
compared to other countries, but this
does not apply to all areas of the
country and competing pressures for it
use are mounting; and
• Canada's most serious water-use
problems involve degraded water quality
and disrupted flows and a more
comprehensive program for preventing
"toxic and persistent substances" from
entering the natural environment is
Also recommended are a vigorous
effort to control acid rain and a
concerted approach to establish minimum
standards for drinking-water quality
throughout the country.
Professor emeritus of soil science Dr.
David Laird, who joined the UBC
faculty in 1921, died on Oct. 16, six days
after his 96th birthday. Born in Prince
Edward Island and educated at the
Universities of Toronto and Wisconsin,
Dr. Laird was a faculty member for 33
years until his retirement in 1954 as
chairman of the Department of Soil
Science in the Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences. »
Dr. Laird continued to take an active
interest in UBC after his retirement and
for many years was an active
participant in Alumni Association-
sponsored events. He is survived by his
wife, Geraldine.
Dean James Richards, head of the
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, formally,
signed an agreement with Fraser Valley
College recently under which some of
the faculty's academic and professional
development courses will be made
available to valley residents.
J. J!
Patrick Buchannon
Patrick Buchannon, assistant director
of Student Housing and Conferences,
has been elected president of the UBC
Association of Administrative and
Professional Staff.
He succeeds Elizabeth Orne, who
recently left the Department of
Mathematics to join the financial
systems department and who remains on
the AAPS executive as past president.
Other members of the 1985-86
executive are: Diana Crookall,
Biochemistry, first vice-president; George
Bradley, Zoology, second vice-
president; Bob Frampton, Housing and
Conferences, secretary; Merilyn Forsyth,
Geological Sciences, treasurer; and Dan
Worsley (Awards and Financial Aid),
Theresa Roberts (Medical Genetics),Joe
Nagel (Geological Sciences) and Jane
Corcoran (Dean of Arts Office),
The Canadian Institute of Forestry
has awarded its 1985 Canadian Forestry
Scientific Achievement Award to Dr.
Vladimir J. Krajina, professor emeritus of
botany at UBC.
During his 33 years as an active
member of the UBC faculty, Dr. Krajina
became widely known for the
development of a biogeoclimatic
classification of B.C. and adjacent
northern regions. This led to the B.C.
forest ministry embarking on a program
which utilized Dr. Krajina's research to
apply ecologically sound practices to
forest management.
Even in retirement Dr. Krajina
continues to take an.interest in the
establishment of ecological reserves,
undisturbed areas of Crown Land set
aside for research and educational
purposes and which function as
benchmark areas to measure the effects
of change, as banks of genetic material
and as areas for preserving unique or
endangered plants and animals.
Recently, Dr. Krajina was informed
that two new reserves —numbers 114
and 115 —had been set aside by the
provincial government at Williams
Creek near Terrace and at Gingietl Creek
near Prince Rupert. The reserves now
cover 154,501 hectares of B.C. Crown
UBC President Dr. David Strangway
will speak on "Magnetic Fields in the
Solar System" at 12:30 p.m. on Friday,
Dec. 6 in Lecture Hall 2 of the
Woodward Building.
Dr. Strangway is one of Canada's
leading geophysicists. In the early 1970s
he was chief of the Geophysics Branch
of the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) and was
responsible for geophysical aspects of
Apollo Missions. He was also acting
chief of the Planetary and Earth
Sciences Division, responsible for
NASA's planetary science program in
The open lecture is sponsored by the
UBC chapter of the Sigma Xi, an
international scientific research society.
A memorial service was held on
Nov. 9 for Prof. Stanley Pech of the
history department, who died on Nov. 4
at the age of 61.
Prof. Pech was born in Hradec
Kralove, Czechoslovakia and was
educated at Charles University in Prague
and at the Universities of Alberta and
Colorado. He first joined UBC as a
member of the Department of Slavonic
Studies in 1956, and began teaching in
the Department of History in 1967. A
scholar in the field of East-Central
European history, Prof. Pech's most
recent research activities focussed on
the history of nationalist movements in
He is survived by his wife, Vera, and
daughter, Irene.
14 students received awards for
outstanding papers presented at the
Health Sciences Research Day held on
Nov. 2. The 14 winners were chosen
from 72 presentations made by
undergraduate and graduate students
from various health sciences faculties on
Winners were: Terry Bainbridge,
Marjorie Johnson and Darlene Reid
(Physiology and Pharmacology); Larry
Hill and Richard Crawford (Clinical
Investigations); James Pfaus and Voon
Wee Yong (Neurosciences), Raymond, ..
Verhaert and David Freeman (Cell
Biology and Biochemistry); Beth
McDonald and Terry Starr (Developmental
Disorders); and Tosca Ma, Lucy Haug
and Michael Chow (Microbiology and
UBC's Dean Emeritus of Law, Dr.
George Curtis, has good cause to
remember the years 1945 and 1960.
In 1945 he arrived on the UBC
campus to begin the work of creating
UBC's Faculty of Law, which he headed
for 26 year until 1971 and where he
continues to teach on a part-time basis.
In 1960 he watched the Commonwealth
Scholarship Plan that he had initiated
two years earlier come to fruition with
the award of the first scholarships that
enabled Canadian students to undertake
graduate study in other Commonwealth
October 1985, then, was a month
with two milestones in it for Dr. Curtis.
On Oct. 18 he was guest of honor and
speaker at a dinner in the provincial
courthouse downtown to mark the 40th
anniversary of the UBC law school, and
three days later on Oct. 21 he hosted a
25th anniversary reception for the 32
Commonwealth scholars who are
currently enrolled at UBC. Guest of
honor at the reception was the Hon.
Howard Green, who was Canada's
external affairs minister in 1960 when
the plan began operation.
Dr. Curtis says that getting UBC's law
school on the road and the Commonwealth Scholarship Plan established
were "the two most satisfying things
that I've been involved with during my
40 years at UBC." Since 1960 some
2,168 scholars have come to Canada
under the plan, and 932 Canadians
have had to opportunity to forward their
studies in other Commonwealth
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Ikea donates
$12,000 for
Swedish studies
A total of 22 UBC students were able
to start or continue studies in the
Swedish language this academic year,
thanks to a $12,000 grant from Ikea Ltd.,
the Richmond company that imports
Swedish furniture and housewares.
The grant has enabled UBC to
continue to pay the salary of Gunlog
Sundborg, a visiting lecturer from
Sweden, who teaches two courses in
Swedish in the Department of
Germanic Studies of the Faculty of Arts.
Ms. Sundborg suggested that Ikea be
approached for support for the language
program when it looked as though it
might have to be sacrificed because of
Germanic studies department head
Dr. Klaus Petersen said it was his hope
that Ikea would provide support for the
program in future years. He said
additional support for the Swedish-
language program had come from the
Swedish Institute, which fosters activities
related to Sweden abroad.
1985 enrolment
totals 27,309
UBCs winter session enrolment
stood at 27,309 students on Nov. I, the
date on which Canadian universities
strike their official enrolment figures.
The enrolment total, made up of
25,314 daytime students and 1,995
nighttime and correspondence students,
is only 11 students less than the 1984-85
total of 27,320.
The daytime enrolment total is made
up of 23,444 undergraduates (up from
23,324 last year) and 3,865 graduate
students (down from 3,996 last year).
The most notable enrolment increase
was in the Faculty of Arts, where
enrolment increased by 347 students to
7,032 from last year's 6,685.
Scientists awarded three NSERC grants
The Dean of Science Office has
scored a hat trick. Three Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research
Council (NSERC) strategic grants have
been won by Dean Robert Miller and
associate dean David Dolphin.
Dr. Dolphin of the chemistry
department is involved in a two-year,
$110,000 grant to study and synthesize
new liquid crystals. Liquid crystals are
revolutionizing the manufacture of
television and other video display
equipment by eliminating the need for
a master cathode tube to display an
image. TVs will be only a few
millimetres deep—so thin they could be
hung on a wall like a picture—and will
consume much less energy than
conventional sets.
Dr. Dolphin will be working with Dr.
Richard Pincock of the chemistry
department, who is co-investigator in
the project.
Dr. Dolphin is also participating with
Dr. Julia Levy of the microbiology
department and Dr. Neil Towers of the
botany department in a fascinating
research project to develop a new
method of treating cancerous tumors.
The research combines the expertise
of each scientist to produce a highly
specific drug that will destroy cancer
cells. When developed, it will be a
significant addition to chemotherapy
agents now used to treat cancer, most
of which aren't specific and destroy a
variety of healthy cells as well as
cancerous ones, causing unfortunate
side effects.
Dr. Levy is an expert at creating
monoclonal antibodies that are
specific to certain tumors. They
circulate in the blood system and
attach themselves to particular cancer
cells, for example, lung cancer cells.
Dr. Dolphin's contribution to the
project is his knowledge of a family of
substances named porphyrins, complex
molecules used, for example, by
hemoglobin to transport oxygen from
the lungs to body tissues.
Dr. Towers is an expert in photobiology,
the study of naturally-occuring
substances whose electrons become
excited when exposed to light.
Normally innocuous, this family of
chemicals destroys cells when stimulated
by light. Some of the porphyrin
chemicals studied by Dr. Dolphin are
The lethal "magic bullet" the three
researchers are pursuing are chemicals
that combine a monoclonal antibody,
and a porphyrin that will act as a
photosensitive agent. The compounds
would attach themselves to specific
tumor cells and the patient would then
be exposed to infra-red light which can
penetrate the human body. The
activated atoms, stimulated by exposure
to light, would destroy the specific
cancerous cells, leaving healthy cells
Dr. Levy is the principal investigator
of the $274,200, three-year project.
Dean Robert Miller has received a
second renewal, uncommon for NSERC
strategic .grants, to continue work in
the microbiology department on cloning
enzymes that convert cellulose found
in straw and wood waste to the sugar
glucose. The team of researchers have
cloned four enzymes so far.
Using conventional industrial
fermentation techniques, the glucose
can be converted to alcohol and
blended with gasoline for use as a fuel
or used as a feedstock for the
petrochemical industry.
NSERC is interested in the project
because of the hope that biotechnology
will help convert waste products from
the forest and agricultural industries into
a basic raw material for the
petrochemical industry. The renewal is
for approximately $200,000.
Chuck Rooney named
to new position
Chuck Rooney, a long-time member
of UBC's support staff, has been .named
to the new position of director of plant
operations in the Department of
Physical Plant.
In his new position, Mr. Rooney will
Unique reference
list available
UBC's International House has
compiled a computerized reference list
of almost 700 ethnic, multicultural,
religious and other organizations in
Members of the campus and
off-campus community are invited to
call for information, although copies of
the list cannot be reproduced and
International House is also interested
in adding to the list and would
appreciate hearing from anyone who has
information on organizations of this
For details, call 228-5021 or
have overall responsibility for the
operations and maintenance of the
University's buildings, utilities, roads
and grounds.
The appointment, which was
effective Oct. 24, was announced by
Bruce Gellatly, UBC's vice-president,
administration and finance, and Physical
Plant director Neville Smith, who is
currently on special assignment to
develop a program and schedule for
major repairs and renovations as well as
a preventive maintenance program.
Reporting to Mr. Rooney in his new
position will be the heads of three
Physical Plant divisions —Ed Trewin,
superintendent of custodial services;
Reg Service, who has been named
associate director, trades and utilities;
and Bob Bray, who is now associate
director, administration and scheduling,
which includes on-going supervision of
campus telephone services.
Another long-time member of Physical
Plant, Dennis Haller, has been
appointed director of plant design and
and construction and will continue to
report to Mr. Gellatly. Construction
manager Bob Higgins will continue to
report to Mr. Haller.
Calendar Deadlines
The next issue of UBC Reports, published on Dec
5, will be the last issue of the paper for 1985. The
Calendar section will cover events in the period
Dec. 8 to Jan. 12. Notices for the Dec. 5 issue
must be submitted on proper Calendar forms to the
Community Relations Office, Room 207, Old
Administration Building. 6328 Memorial Road no
later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28. For
more information, call 228-3131.
Saturday, Nov. 23
Canada's Economic
Performance, 1955 to
Prof. John Helliwell,
Economics, UBC.
Saturday, Nov. 30
The Space Between the
Stars. Nobel Laureate
Gerhard Herzberg,
Herzberg Institute of
Astro-physics, National
Research Council of
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. 8:15 p.m. Free admission
Cancer Research Seminar.
National Breast Screen Study. Ms  Marg Fryer,
Coordinator, Breast Screening Centre, B.C. Cancer
Research Centre. Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer
Research Centre, 601 W. 10th Ave. 12 noon.
Reading by the internationally acclaimed
Canadian novelist Robertson Davies, author of
more than thnoon.
Reading by the internationally acclaimed
Canadian novelist Robertson Davies, author of
more than thirty books, including the Deptford
trilogy and the just published What's Bred in the
Bone and The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks.
Room A106, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Plant Science Seminar.
Bacteriocin Receptor in Erwinia Carotovora
Subspeciehbanks. Room Atroseptica. Donna
Smith, Plant Science, UBC. Room
Plant Science Seminar.
Bacteriocin Receptor in Erwinia Carotovora
Subspecies Atroseptica. Donna Smith, Plant
Science, UBC. Room 342, MacMillan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Current Research and Future Prospects in the
Center for Metallurgical Process Engineering. Dr. K.
Brimacombe, Metallurgy, UBC. Room 1202, CEME
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics,
Metallurgical Process Engineering. Dr. K. Brimacombe,
Metallurgy, UBC. Room 1202, CEME Building.
3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
On Invariance Properties of the Wave Equation.
Prof. George Bluman, Mathematics, UBC. Room
229, Mathematics Building. 3:40 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group.
Surface Activation of Blood Coagulation Dr lohn
Griffin, Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation. IRC
4. 4 p.m.
Psychology Colloquium.
Polygraphy and Biofeedback. Prof, lohn Furedy,
Psychology, University of Toronto. Room 2510,
Kenny Psychology Building. 4 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Enigmatic Double Stranded RNAs in Phaseolus
vulgaris cv. Black Turtle Soup.  Dick Hamilton,
Research Branch, Agriculture Canada. Room 3219,
Biological Science Building. 12:30 p.m.
Political Science Lecture.
Tito's Flawed Legacy: Yugoslav Communism
Reexamined. Nora Beloff, British author and
journalist. Room B214, Buchanan Building. 12:30
Chemistry Seminar.
Reactions of Edge Double-Bridged Hydrido/Acyl
and Hydrido/Amidyl Trimetal Cluster Complexes of
Ruthenium and Osmium. Prof. Herbert D  Daesz,
University of California, Los Angeles. Room 250,
Chemistry Building. 1 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar.
Modern Methods of Software Development-
Application of the IEEE Standards on Software
Quality Assurance. Dr. Doug Dean, Systems
Group, Linitek Technologies Corporation. Room
402, Mcleod Building  1 30 p.m.
The Cy and Emerald Keyes Memorial
Simulation of Operations ol Size Reduction: An
Example of Bringing Modern Technology into the
Mineral Processing Industry. Prof. Leonard G.
Austin, Fuels and Mineral Engineering, Pennsylvania
State University. Room 317, Frank Forward Building.
1:30 p.m
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
A Study of Hydrodynamics of High Pressure
Fluidized Beds. John Sun, M.A.Sc student,
Chemical Engineering.Room 206, Chemical
Engineering Building. 1:30 p.m.
Oceanogaphy Seminar.
Overview of Project MOIST: Meteorological and
Oceanographic Influences on Sockeye Tracks.
Prof. L.A. Mysak, Oceanography and Mathematics,
UBC. Room 1465 West Wing, Biological Sciences
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
Statistical Topics in the Forest Industry. Dr. lean
Cook, Forintek Canada Ltd. Room MA225,
Mathematics Building. 3:30 p.m.
Economics Applied Workshop.
Reflexive Forecasting of One-Off Events. Roger
Bowden, University of Western Australia and
UBC. Room 351, Brock Hall. 4 p.m.
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Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Molecular Forms of Acetylcholinesterase in Brain.
Dr. S.-C. Sung, Neurological Sciences, Faculty of
Medicine, UBC. Room 317, Basic Medical
Sciences Building, Block C. 12 noon
Noon-Hour Concert.
Vancouver Bassoon Quartet. Music of Prokofieff
Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m
Faculty Association/CCE Seminar for
Your UBC Benefits Package—An Update. Maureen
Simons, Manager, UBC Personnel Services
Intended for UBC faculty Free. For further
information, call 222-5270. Room 60, School of
Family and Nutritional Sciences (Home Economics)..
12:30-1:20 p.m.
Geophysics Seminar.
Geophysics and the Study of Ancient Town
Planning. Dr. Hector Williams, Classics, UBC
Room 260, Geophysics & Astronomy Building. 4
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
The Alternative Dynamics of Natural Predator-Prey
Systems. Room 2249, Biological Science Building.
4:30 p.m.
Canadian Assoc, for Information
Electronic Meetings —An Update. C.A. Birks, B.C.
Telephone Co. Conference Room, B.C. Research,
3650 Wesbrook Mall, South Campus. 7:30 p.m
Medical (Gastroenterology) Grand
Traveller's Diarrhea and Vaccine Development.
Dr. Edgar C Boedeker, Head, Department of
Gastroenterology, Walter Reed Army Medical
Center, Washington, D.C. Ground Floor Lecture
Hall, Acute Care Unit, UBC Health Sciences
Centre Hospital. 12 noon.
University Singers.
lames Fankhauser, director. Music of Bruckner,
Liszt, Monteverdi. Recital Hall, Music Building
12:30 pm.
Occupational Health & Safety
Oh My Aching Back. Dr K.J. Postma, Coordinator
and Director of Back Education and Evaluation
Program, Workers' Compensation Board. IRC 3.
12:30 p.m.
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Reproductive Endocrinology and
Infertility Seminar.
GnRH Action in the Ovary Dr. Peter C.K  Leung,
Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UBC  Room 2J41,
Grace Hospital. 1:30 p.m
Statistics Environmetrics Workshop.
Possible Use of the Ecologically-Based Forest
Management Simulation Model FORCYTE in Acid
Rain Research. Prof. J.P. Kimmins, Forestry, UBC.
- Room MA225, Mathematics Building. 3:30 p.m.
Geography Lecture.
Environmental Problems in Siberia. John Massey
Stuart, author and journalist, London. Room 201,
Geography Building. 3:30 p.m.
Distinguished Lecturer Series.
Austenite Recrystallization and Carbonitride
Precipitation During the Controlled Rolling of
Steel. Prof. J.J. Jonas, McGill University. Sponsored
by the Centre for Metallurgical Process
Engineering. Room 317, Frank Forward (Metallurgy)
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
Comets, Gamma-Ray Bursts and the Extinction of
the Dinosaurs. Dr. Scott Tremaine, Canadian
Institute for Theoretical Physics. Room 201,
Hennings Building. 4 p.m.
Economics Theory Workshop.
Theoretical Determinants of Risk Affinity. Brian
Pratt, SFU and UBC. Room 351, Brock Hall. 4
Architecture Lecture Series.
Current Attitudes Toward History in Post-Modern
Architecture. Edward lones, architect. Lecture
Hall, Asian Centre. 7 p.m.
UBC Collegium Musicum.
lohn Sawyer and Ray Nurse, co-directors. Music of
the Renaissance and Baroque. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 8 p.m.
UBC Wind Symphony.
Martin Berinbaum, director. Music of Stravinsky,
Wagner, Gershwin. Old Auditorium. 8 p.m.
Counselling Skills.
An introductory workshop for social service
professionals sponsored by the Centre for
Continuing Education. Gary Ford, Ph.D., and lane
Sterk, Ph D., both psychologists in private
practice in Edmonton. $135. For registration
information, call 222-5261   Continues to Dec. 1.
Reading Room, Chancellor Building, Vancouver
School of Theology, UBC. 9 a.m.—4 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
The Making of Paper—Mechanical Engineering
Perspectives and Research. Dr. D Jeffrey, Pulp and
Paper Research Institute of Canada and auxiliary
professor of Mechanical Engineering, McGill
University Room 1204, CEME Building. 11 a.m.
UBC Collegium Musicum.
Repeat of Nov. 28 program. Recital Hall, Music
Building 12:30 p.m.
UBC Wind Symphony.
Repeat program of Nov. 28. Old Auditorium. 12:30
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar.
Purines as Mediators of Synaptic Transmission in
the Spinal Dorsal Horn. Dr. James L. Henry,
Physiology and Psychiatry, McGill University. IRC
3. 12:30 p.m.
Hispanic and Italian Studies
The Author, the Material and the Reader in I
Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni. Prof.
Bernard S. Chandler, Department of Italian,
University of Toronto. Room B212, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m
Medical Genetics Seminar.
DNA Binding Proteins. Dr. Siu Sing Tsang,
Medical Genetics and Environmental Carcinogenesis
Unit, BC. Cancer Research Centre. Parentcraft
Room, Main Floor, Grace Hospital. 1 p.m.
Linguistics Colloquium.
Change in Tense and Aspect. Derek Nurse,
Linguistics, UBC  Room D224, Buchanan
Building. 3:30 p.m.
University Singers.
Repeat of Nov. 28 program  Recital Hall, Music
Building  8 p.m.
Faculty Association/CCE Seminar
for Faculty.
Planning for the Retirement Years. James H.
Lynch, PhD., retirement consultant. Intended for
UBC faculty within 10 years of retirement. Free.
For registration form and further information, call
222-5270. Room 30, School of Family and
Nutritional Sciences (Home Economics). 9 a.m. —
4 p.m.
Remote Sensing Seminar.
Multi-Resolution Technique for Computing Sea Ice
Motion From NOAA Imagery. Mike Collins,
Oceanography, UBC. Room 266, MacMillan
Building. 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Plant Science Seminar.
Aging and Senescence in Potato Seed Tubers.
Loretta Mikitzel, Plant Science, UBC. Room 342,
MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Pulp & Paper Developments at UBC. Prof  R.
Kerekes, director, Pulp & Paper Centre. Room 1202,
CEME Building. 3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Accuracy and Stability of Full Discretizations for
Hyperbolic Problems. Dr. Rolf Jeltsch, Institute of
Geometry & Practical Mathematics, Institute of
Technology RWTH Aachen, West Germany. Room
229, Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Lipid and Lipoprotein Discussion
Biochemical and Genetic Approach to Study Lipid
Assembly into Membranes. Dr. Dennis Voelker,
University of Colorado. IRC 4. 4 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar.
Exploding Stars From a Nova Point of View. Dr.
Sumner Starrfield, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Room 260, Geophysics and Astronomy Building. 4
Educational Psychology and Special
Education Lecture.
A Critique of Some Frequent Misconceptions of the
Normalization Principle. Dr. Bengt Nirj, Uppsala
University, Sweden. $5 at the door. IRC 2. 7:30 p.m.
NSERC Industrial Engineering
General information meeting about grants. Room
419, Henry Angus Building. 9 a.m.
Botany Seminar.
Immunology and Synthesis of Chlorophyll Proteins.
Michael White, Botany, UBC. Room 3219,
Biological Science Building. 12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar.
Studies in Oxidation Chemistry. Prof. Terrence |.
Collins, Chemistry, California Institute of
Technology, Pasadena. Room 250, Chemistry
Building  1 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
How to Keep Out the Cold on Long Swedish
Nights (Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion for
Beginners). Clive Brereton, Ph D student,
Chemical Engineering, UBC. Room 206, Chemical
Engineering Building. 1:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Vertical Movements of Adult Sockey Salmon in
B.C. Coastal Waters in Relation to Temperature and
Salinity: Ultrasonic Telemtry Results. Mr. Bert
Terhart, Oceanography, UBC. Room 1465, Biological
Science Building. 3:30 p.m.
Metallurgical Engineering Seminar.
Cathodoluminescence Detection of Dislocations
in GaAs. P. Gallagher, Metallurgical Engineering,
UBC. Room 317, Frank Forward (Metallurgy)
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Economics Applied Workshop.
Expectations in Models of Production. Jasmine
Ansar, City University of London and UBC. Room
351, Brock Hall. 4 p.m.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Physiology and Pharmacology of Single Channel
GABA Currents in Cultured Central Neurons. Dr. D.
Mathers, Physiology, UBC. Room 317, Basic
Medical Sciences Building, Block C. 12 noon.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Joel Quarrington, contrabass: Robert Silverman,
piano; Gwen Thompson, violin. Music of
Beethoven. Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30
p m
Science, Technology and Society
Studies Roundtable.
Boundary Work: A Model of the Relation Between
Knowledge and Power. Prof. Donald Fisher, Social
and Educational Studies, UBC. Room D352,
Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Economics Seminar.
Explaining Foreign Investment Flow in the 19th
Century. Michael Edelstein, CUNY-Queen's
College. Room 351, Brock Hall. 4 p.m.
Zoology/Animal Resource   Ecology
Exploring the Limits of Community Organization:
Graded Perturbations to a Plankton Community.
Dr. William E   Neill, IARE, UBC. Room 2000,
Biological Science Building. 4:30 p.m.
UBC Symphony Orchestra.
Timothy Vernon, conductor. Music of Rachmaninoff
and Bartok  Old Auditorium. 12:30 p.m.
Leon and Thea Koerner Memorial
Being Alive: The Poetry of Al Purdy. Al Purdy,
Canadian poet  Room A100, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
Postcensal Estimation of the Population of Small
Areas  Prof Jim Zidek, Statistics, UBC. Room
MA225, Mathematics Building. 3:30 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar.
The Effects of STZ-lnduced Diabetes and Hormonal
Manipulation on the Male Hepatic Moderate
Affinity Estrogen Binding Protein of the Wistar Rat.
D'Arcy Smith, Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC. IRC
3.12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Endogenous Retroviruses in Humans. Dr. Dixie
Mager, Laboratory of Genetics, University of
Wisconsin. Parentcraft Room, Main Floor, Grace
Hospital. 1 p.m.
Economics Applied Workshop.
The Cut-Off Grade and the Theory of Extraction.
leffrey A  Krantkramer, Washington State and
University of Washington. Room 351, Brock Hall.
4 p.m.
Adventures in Consciousness.
A weekend workshop on self-hypnosis. Sponsored
by the Centre for Continuing Education. Dr. Lee
Pulos, clinical psychologist. Continues all day on
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8. For
registration information, call 222-5261 (registration
fee is $130). Room 2N, A & B, Psychiatric Unit,
Health Sciences Centre Hospital, UBC. 7.30—10.30
UBC Symphony Orchestra.	
Repeat of Dec. 5 program. Old Auditorium. 8
Notices ...
Badminton Club
Faculty and Staff Badminton Club meets Tuesdays
8:30—10:30 p.m. and Fridays 6:30—9:30 p.m. in
Gym B of the Robert Osborne Sports Centre. New
members welcome.
Fine Arts Gallery
An exhibition of bowls by Charmian Johnson is on
display until Dec 21. The gallery is located in the
basement of the Main Library. Hours are 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 12 noon to 5
p.m. on Saturdays Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Gordon Shrum Memorial Scholarship
One or more scholarships to a total value of
$1,300 have been made available by family and
friends in memory of Prof. Gordon M. Shrum.
This scholarship will be awarded on the
recommendation of the physics department to a
student entering the final year of the physics
honors program or engineering physics.
Contributions to the scholarship can be made
through the UBC Awards Office, 228-5111.
Volunteer Connections
Volunteer Connections is open to serve all students
and staff interested.in doing volunteer work.
Come to Room 200, Brock Hall or call 228-3811.
Badminton Club
Faculty and Staff Badminton Club meets Tuesdays
8:30 — 10:30 p m. and Fridays 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in
Gym B of the Robert Osborne Sports Centre. New
members Welcome.
Faculty Volleyball
Interested faculty/staff volleyball players are
invited to join a current group of players who play
every Monday and Wednesday from 12:30— 1:30
p.m. in Gym B of the Osborne Centre. Drop in or
call Ken Coutts at 228-4479 for further details.
Museum Christmas Sale
The Museum of Anthropology is holding a
Christmas sale of items from around the world
Nov. 19 to 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more
information, call 228-5087.


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