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Totem poles familiar sight on campus
Totem poles, one of the unique aspects of the art of the
west coast Indians, are a familiar sight on the UBC campus.
One pole, pictured at left above, made its reappearance
on the campus last week after an absence of several years.
Carved by John and Ellen Neal, the pole stood for
several years in front of Brock Hall and was removed for
restoration and repainting when the Alma Mater Society
moved from Brock Hall to the new Student Union Building.
Last week, refurbished by Douglas Cranmer, the pole
was re-erected in the grassy circle of the foot of the Student
Union Boulevard facing the sea with its back to the main
entrance to SUB.
The positioning of the pole is in keeping with the Indian
custom of placing their totems between their longhouses
and the sea.
The older, weathered totem poles pictured at right above
are now in position in the great hall of UBC's new Museum
of Anthropology, which will open to the public this spring.
Photographer Tim Morris took the picture late in the
day recently as the setting sun streamed through the
windows of the great hall, which faces the sea to the north.
Contemporary Indian art will also be a part of the new
museum. Turn to Page Two for a story on the massive
doors which have been carved for the main entrance to the
museum. Living art
will grace
museum entry
'Ksan carver inspects one of 10-foot red cedar
doors that will be mounted at the entrance of
UBC's new Museum of Anthropology when it
opens this spring. Picture by Tim Morris.
'ay "museum" and the mind brings forth images of
relics of times past, inch-thick dust, reminders of the
no-longer-living. Yet the Museum of Anthropology,
scheduled to open at the University of British Columbia in
late May, has vowed not to be just a storage place for
historical treasures of Canada's Pacific coast Indians. It
intends to be a living museum.
That is why the entrance to the museum will be a
contemporary piece of art, a set of doors crafted by the
Indian carvers of 'Ksan, B.C.
"You will enter the museum through living art, and as
you go down the ramp into the Great Hall, you go back
into the past, the roots of the living art," explains Marjorie
Halpin, a curator of ethnology at the museum.
Dr. Halpin was part of the committee that commissioned
the 'Ksan carvers to design the huge red cedar doors which
depict the origin of the three main tribes of the Upper
Skeena River.
Planning for the doors began about a year and a half ago
and a scale model of the doors and their accompanying side
panels was submitted by carvers Vernon Stephens, Walter
Harris, Earl Muldoe and Art Sterrit in September, 1974.
The wood for the project, quality western cedar, was
donated by Rayonier Canada Ltd., also the major financial
contributor to the doors.
The wood was cured for over two months to make it
easier to carve and reduce the amount of shrinkage and
then shipped to the 'Ksan village, near Hazelton. At 'Ksan,
which is an Indian cultural centre established about nine
years ago to renew the traditional ways of wood carving
and other arts of the northwest coast Indians, the four
carvers began the work ol creating the 10-foot-high doors
and panels which would take them four months to
complete.
The six-inch-thick doors are carved on both sides and tell
the story of Skawah, an ancient myth of the Gitskan
people. The myth recounts how a young maiden married
the man spirit from the sun after the animals of the forest
failed to gain her hand. Skawah had six children whom the
sun divided into three tribes. These three tribes became the
frog, wolf and fireweed tribes of the Upper Skeena River.
The doors are the most expensive and the most
time-consuming project the carvers have undertaken so far.
However, in 1972, the 'Ksan craftsmen carved a larger
project, the 'Ksan Mural measuring 120 feet long by 8 feet
high, which is located on the mezzanine floor of the Royal
Bank of Canada's main branch in Vancouver.
museum like UBC's Museum of Anthropology can
serve as a study centre for the native craftsmen wishing to
relearn the arts of their people, says Dr. Halpin. "New
carvers can study the old pieces displayed and relearn the
rules of the art." She feels the contemporary doors to the
museum are a "strong symbolic statement" of the
museum's purpose.
The museum will house UBC's 10,000-piece collection
of B.C. coastal art, the Koerner Masterwork Collection of
tribal art, other collections totalling about 10,000 artifacts
from oriental, classical and tribal worlds, and more than
90,000 artifacts from the prehistoric period of B.C. Indian
history, many of which have never been on display before.
The carved doors are completed and are being stored at
'Ksan until the museum is ready to install them in early
May. At that time, the museum hopes to bring the carvers
to Vancouver for an official ceremony to thank them and
those who made the project possible, Rayonier Canada, the
UBC graduating class of 1974 and the National Museums of
Canada.
2/UBC Reports/April 7, 1976 Tides won't wash out this model
Glenn McDonnell knew when he
was six years old that engineering was
his bag. That's when he was building
fairly elaborate road systems on the
low-tide sandbars of Spanish Banks.
The tides washed out his roads, but
not his convictions, and when Mr.
McDonnell graduates from Civil
Engineering in May he'll be looking for
a job with a Vancouver consulting firm
Engineer Glenn McDonnell's harbor model fascinated visitors at UBC's
recent Open House. Vancouver Sun picture.
that specializes in pollution and water
resources.
Behind him, in the Civil
Engineering hydraulics lab, he'll leave
a model that the tides didn't wash out;
a model, in fact, in which the tides
play an integral part.
Mr. McDonnell's model of
Vancouver Harbor and English Bay,
complete with water, wasn't the most
exotic display at UBC's recent Open
House, but it attracted a steady stream
of visitors to Room 203 of the Civil
Engineering Building. It has since been
shifted to the lab, where it will be used
for instructional purposes.
Mr. McDonnell built it originally
for the Engineer's Ball. It was a
non-credit project to which he gave up
120 hours of time, $103 in cash and
considerable ingenuity.
He based it on nautical charts, so
that his scaled-down depths would be
accurate, and began assembling layer
after layer of particle board, with each
layer representing a contour interval of
10 feet. With 400 feet of seams on the
10-foot model, sealing the model to
make it watertight became a tedious
task of careful plastering and then
applying rubberized sundeck paint.
An old electric barbecue motor,
linked to a wooden piston with a fan
belt from an old clothes dryer,
powered the "tides" which McDonnell
co-ordinated to the scale of the model.
That gives the model a "12-hour" tide
cycle every 100 seconds.
The model is accurate enough to
predict the path of an oil slick,
faithfully showing the eddies, swirls
and counter-currents that are set up in
the harbor and in English Bay when
the tide sweeps in and out through the
gap of First Narrows.
A convincing demonstration of its
reliability came during Open House
when a crowd of visitors heard one of
the onlookers explain how his canoe
had capsized in English Bay and had
finished up a number of hours later in
the middle of the harbor.
Mr. McDonnell dropped a wood
chip into the water at the designated
spot in the bay, ran his model through
the appropriate number of tide cycles
— and then lifted the "canoe" from
the middle of the harbor.
"Open House was an interesting
experience," says Mr. McDonnell, "but
I guess that was the highlight."
Next, the real world.
UBC Reports/April 7, 1976/3 campus
people
Prof.    Vladimir   Krajina,   of   the
Department of Botany, has been
honored provincially and
internationally for his contributions to
his discipline and for his activities as
an ecologist and environmentalist.
He was recently elected an
honorary member of the Association
of B.C. Professional Foresters. He is
only the second person to be so
honored by the association in its
27-year history. The only other
honorary forester is Dean Joseph
Gardner, head of UBC's Faculty of
Forestry.
Prof. Krajina has also been elected
an honorary member of the Hawaiian
Botanical Society for "meritorious
activity in Hawaiian botany."
• • •
Prof. Harry Cannon, of the Faculty
of Education, was an invited
participant recently in the eighth
regional education conference of the
U.S. government's South Pacific
Commission at Koror in the West
Carolines. He discussed the Solomon
Islands Research Project at the
conference and at the University of
Guam, which he visited en route.
• • •
Bill Reid, the noted B.C. artist who
has played a leading role in the revival
of interest in West Coast Indian art,
will receive two honorary degrees this
year. He'll be honored by UBC on May
26 and by Trent University in
Peterborough, Ont., on June 4. Mr.
Reid, who supervised the carving of
totem poles and construction of
buildings in UBC's Totem Pole Park,
will receive the honorary degree of
Doctor of Laws on both occasions.
• • •
Prof. Samuel Rothstein, of UBC's
School of Librarianship, presented a
brief at recent hearings by the
Canadian Library Association on the
question of public lending rights — the
right of an author to be paid when his
book is lent by a library.
Prof. Rothstein argued that there is
no proof library lending of books
hurts authors, and until studies
establish the effects of library book
lending, libraries should not
acknowledge public lending rights.
He advocated that the CLA adopt a
position   of   firm   opposition   to   the
development   of  any   plan   of  public
lending right.
4/UBC Reports/April 7, 1976
PROF. SAM BLACK
UBC painter
wins award
Prof. Sam Black, of UBC's
Faculty of Education, has
received international
recognition recently for his work
as a painter and educator.
Two of his paintings are
included in a collection of 30
Canadian watercolors being
exhibited in Tokyo, Nagoya and
Hiroshima.
Prof. Black also recently won
the Crown Life Purchase Award
for a work entitled "Rusting
Hull," shown in the 50th
exhibition of the Canadian
Society of Painters in Watercolor
in London, Ont.
He was also re-elected
recently by an international vote
for a second three-year term as a
vice-president of the
International Society for
Education through Art.
UBC's Centre for Continuing
Education has published China
Sketchbook, a verbal-visual
account of a visit he made last
year to the People's Republic of
China. The book, lavishly
illustrated with black-and-white
sketches, is available from the
centre for $5.
Dr.   Clifford   D.   Pennock,   of   the
Faculty of Education, has been
appointed to the educational language
review panel established by the
provincial   Department of  Education.
musical notes
Making music or talking about it
are equally important for various
members of UBC's Department of
Music.
Dr. Robert Silverman, one of
Canada's most distinguished concert
pianists, will be soloist with the
National Arts Centre Orchestra in
Ottawa in 1976-77. The orchestra will
also perform in four western Canadian
cities, including Vancouver and
Victoria.
Last year, Mr. Silverman was the
soloist with the Calgary Festival
Orchestra for two concerts marking
the centennial of the City of Calgary.
Orion Records have just released
Mr. Silverman's fourth album made up
of piano compositions by Liszt. His
earlier records, which received high
critical acclaim in North America, have
recently been released in England.
James Fankhauser, associate
professor of music, was the tenor
soloist with the American Symphony
Orchestra in a performance of Carl
Orff's Carmina Burana in Carnegie Hall
in New York in February. He has
performed the same work with the
Atlantic, Toronto and Vancouver
Symphony Orchestras.
Dr. Dimitri Conomos, assistant
professor of music, has been invited to
deliver the principal paper in
musicology at the 15th International
Congress of Byzantine Studies in
Athens. Last year, Dr. Conomos, an
expert in eastern European medieval
music, represented Canada at the
International Conference on Balkan
Studies in Varna, Bulgaria, where he
presented a paper on Slavonic church
music.
A half-hour videotaped
performance of Chinese classical
instrumental music, performed by Dr.
Liang Ming-Yueh, associate professor
of music at UBC, was shown on the
Federal Broadcasting System in West
Germany in February.
An invitation to videotape the
recital resulted from Dr. Liang's visit
last summer to France and Germany,
where he performed traditional
Chinese music at the second Festival
of Traditional Arts in Rennes, France,
and carried out research and lectured
in comparative musicology at the
Museum of Ethnography and at the
Free University of Berlin.
Dr. Liang, who is also a composer,
is working on a book on Chinese music
commissioned by the International
Institute of Comparative Music Studies
and Documentation in Berlin, and is
working with Dr. Doreen Binnington,
of UBC's Faculty of Education, on a
book on Eskimo music. Prof.    Charlotte   David,   of   the
Faculty of Education, has been
honored by the Variety Club for her
role in the establishment of the B.C.
Mental Retardation Institute, which
will be housed in a building now
nearing completion in the Health
Sciences Centre on the UBC campus.
She was presented with the Heart
Award at the club's annual dinner in
late March. The BCMRI will serve as a
centre for training students in a
number of disciplines to work with the
mentally retarded.
Funds for the centre were raised
through the Variety Club's annual
telethon and by the Vancouver Sun.
Prof. Edwin Diewert, of UBC's
Department of Economics, has been
elected a fellow of the Econometric
Society, an international organization
for the advancement of economic
theory and its relation to statistics and
mathematics.
Fellows are economists of
international reputation who have
made important contributions to
economic theory, statistics and
mathematical economics. It is thought
that Prof. Diewert is only the third
Canadian economist to have been
elected.
Mr. George Morfitt, a graduate who
serves on UBC's 15-member Board of
Governors, has been elected to a
two-year term as president of the
Canadian Squash Racquets
Association. It marks the first time
that the presidency has been conferred
on anyone outside Ontario and
Quebec.
Mr. Morfitt is a two-time Pacific
Coast squash champion and is
currently ranked tenth in Canada. He
is B.C. veterans tennis doubles
champion and B.C. racquetball
champion.
Dr. James Miller, head of the
Department of Medical Genetics in the
Faculty of Medicine, has spoken out
on the federal freeze on the funding of
scientific research. In his capacity as
president of the Canadian College of
Medical Genetics, he said the freeze
could disrupt Canadian science by
discouraging bright young researchers
who are unable to obtain funds to
start research programs.
Cancellation of the Medical
Research Council's June grant
competition will mean that newly
appointed university scientists will
have to wait until mid-winter for
funding, thus setting back new
research by six months or more, he
said.
Major award
for chemist
Prof.    Laurance   D.   Hall,   of
UBC's chemistry department,
has received a major award from
the Chemical Society of
London, England, for
outstanding contributions to the
advancement of chemical
science.
He has been named the
winner of the Corday-Morgan
Medal and Prize, one of the
three awards the society makes
annually to scientists under the
age of 36.
Prof. Hall was unable to
attend the annual congress of
the Chemical Society of Great
Britain in Glasgow, where the
award was to have been
presented, because of a previous
commitment to give an invited
paper at meetings of the
American Chemical Society in
New York. A special meeting of
the Chemical Society of London
is planned for later this year to
present the award to Prof. Hall.
He received the award for
work in the field of organic
chemistry carried out in recent
years. He has made unique
contributions to synthesizing
novel carbohydrate derivatives
and in developing magnetic
resonance spectroscopy as a tool
for studying organic compounds
in solution.
More recently. Prof. Hall has
been   adapting   his earlier work
PROF. LAURANCE HALL
for biological studies in the field
of immunological reactions in
human blood groups.
This is not the first award
Prof. Hall has received for his
research. Last year he was the
recipient of the Merck, Sharpe &
Dohme Lecture Award and in
1974 was the winner of both the
Carbohydrate Chemistry Award
of the British Chemical Society
and the $1,000 Jacob Biely
Faculty Research Prize awarded
annually for distinguished
research by a UBC faculty
member.
In 1971 Prof. Hall was the
recipient of a prestigious Sloan
Foundation fellowship.
A study of Lower Mainland ferry
services operated by the B.C.
government has been carried out by
Dr. C. Loren Doll, of UBC's Faculty of
Commerce and Business
Administration.
The study was sponsored by the
provincial government's environmental
and land use secretariat and the B.C.
highways department with funds made
available through UBC's Centre for
Transportation Studies.
Dr. Juhn Wada, of the Division of
Neurological Sciences in the
Department of Psychiatry, has been
chosen as the 1976 Lennox Award
lecturer at the 27th annual meeting of
the Western Institute of Epilepsy in
Dallas, Tex., in March.
Dr. Wada, who is also director of
the   EEG   department  of   the   Health
Sciences Centre Hospital at UBC, will
speak on "Epilepsy, What's New?"
In early February, Dr. Wada was an
invited participant in the International
Neuropsychology Symposium in
Toronto, where he spoke on "Sex
Differences in Human Brain
Asymmetry."
• • *
Prof. Allan Evans, of UBC's classics
department, has been elected
vice-president of the American Society
of Papyrologists. Since 1971 Prof.
Evans has served as review editor for
the society's bulletin.
Dr. Roy L. Taylor, director of
UBC's Botanical Garden, was elected
to the council of the International
Association of Botanical Gardens for
the period 1975-81 at recent meetings
in Moscow.
UBC Reports/April 7, 1976/5 Group on North planned
Fourteen Canadian universities
have agreed to form a new
organization that aims to play a
significant role in meeting Canada's
northern scientific needs and in the
long-term development of the
North.
Dr. John K. Stager, chairman of
the University of B.C.'s Committee
on Arctic and Alpine Research, has
been named to a five-member
working group that has been
formed to discuss the role of the
proposed organization and to make
recommendations for its
establishment.
Dr. Stager, who is also associate
dean of UBC's Faculty of Arts, said
the planned organization will be
something new for Canada and will
be designed to serve the increasing
scientific needs of the North.
He said it would be bilingual and
would meet the needs of member
universities for collaboration in
carrying out northern research and
training and provide liaison with
governments, industry and northern
residents.
The decision to form the new
organization   was   made   in   late
February when representatives of
the 14 Canadian universities met at
Rankin Inlet in the Northwest
Territories.
Dr. Stager said the demand by
governments, private industry and
native organizations for scientific
information, skills and advice on
northern matters is growing daily.
"Canada needs to utilize the
scientific resources within its
universities more effectively and
the new organization is intended to
facilitate this," he said.
The working group's report will
be considered in December when
representatives of Canadian
universities active in northern
research meet at the University of
Alberta's Boreal Institute at Fort
McMurray, Alberta.
Prof. Trevor Lloyd of McGill
University is chairing the working
group. Other members of the
working group, in addition to Dr.
Stager, are Dean Robert Bergeron,
University of Quebec at
Chicoutimi; Prof. Robert Bone of
the University of Saskatchewan;
and Prof. Jack Hildes of the
University of Manitoba.
miscellany
Women who are tired of being
called "just a housewife" get a chance
to air their views at a workshop
entitled "Occupation: Housewife" this
weekend.
The workshop, to be held Saturday,
April 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
at Simon Fraser University, is
co-sponsored by UBC's Centre for
Continuing Education and features
journalist June Callwood as the
keynote speaker.
For more information, call
683-2531.
A joint Soviet-Canadian program in
Russian studies will be offered during
the next academic year by Dalhousie
University and the Pushkin Institute in
Moscow.
The course will be open to students
from any Canadian university with the
equivalent of two university courses in
Russian language with a "B" grade or
better. Up to 10 students will be able
to participate.
Students will spend their first term
from September to December at a
Canadian institution and the second
term from January to April at the
Pushkin Institute.
For enquiries and applications,
contact    Prof.    Norman    Pereira,
6/UBC Reports/April 7, 1976
Department of History, Dalhousie
University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H
3J5.
July 1 is the deadline for
nominations for the 1976-77
Sherwood Lett Memorial Scholarship,
a $1,500 award open to men and
women undergraduates at UBC. A
brochure giving details of the award
and method of nomination is available
from UBC's Awards Office, Room 50,
General Services Administration
Building, local 5111.
A team of three UBC students has
received honorable mention in the
1975 William Lowell Putnam
Mathematical Competition, the most
prestigious competition open to
undergraduates in mathematics in
North America.
Paul A. Hildebrand, Allan D.
Jepson and Arnold Santanove were
among 2,203 students from 355
colleges and universities in the United
States and Canada who participated in
the competition.
Only one other Canadian university
figured in the team-competition
results. The University of Waterloo
team was also awarded an honorable
mention.
Services get
new homes
Many service departments around
the campus will be changing their
location in the next few weeks now
that the addition to the General
Services Administration Building and
renovations to Mary Bollert Hall are
completed.
Among the first to move are
Personnel, Purchasing and Accounts
Payable, now housed in the old
administration building. Personnel and
Purchasing are taking new quarters in
Mary Bollert Hall, formerly a women's
residence, at the junction of Cecil
Green Park Road and Northwest
Marine Drive. Accounts Payable is
moving to the new addition to the
General Services Administration
Building.
All three moves will take place
April 7, 8 and 9 with some disruption
of service from these departments
during this period. Telephone numbers
for the departments will remain the
same.
Last week, the Awards Office
moved to Room 50 of the addition to
the General Services Administration
Building from its former location in
the Buchanan Building. Its new
telephone number is 228-5111.
If you yearn
to learn...
If you're yearning for more
learning, why not consider enrolling
for a course or two during UBC's 1976
Intersession or Summer Session?
A single calendar listing all courses
available in the two upcoming sessions
is now available from the registrar's
office in the General Services
Administration Building, or by calling
228-2844.
The Centre for Continuing
Education has also published a spring
program supplement listing their
offerings — from raft trips to eastern
dance — for April, May and June.
Copies can be had by calling the
centre, 228-2181.
Intersession, which runs from May
3 to July 28, is expected to enrol some
2,000 students for 99 late afternoon
and evening courses.
Summer Session from July 5 to
Aug. 13 offers 289 on-campus and 18
off-campus courses. A total of 51
courses are offered during both
sessions.
UBC's Intersession has attracted
growing numbers of part-time students
since it was established nearly 10 years
ago. Registration in 1975 totalled
1,762. Little left
of old AMS
constitution
By Jake van der Kamp
The Alma Mater Society now has a
new constitution.
The new structure was approved by
students in a referendum Nov. 21.
Seventy-three per cent voted in favor.
But don't worry. It's still called the
Alma Mater Society. An attempt to
give it a new name, the UBC Student
Union, was defeated after student
council members insisted on retaining
some tradition.
Little else, however, remains of a
constitution that served the society
since the 1920s and has guided many
of the University's graduates through
their terms as student politicians.
The students' council is gone,
replaced with two bodies, a smaller
one to handle the day-to-day affairs of
the society, and a larger one to make
those "political demands" of the
University that have had so many
people worried about the campus
becoming a hotbed of revolution.
General elections to the executive
are gone. Representatives to the AMS
are now the student members of the
Board of Governors and the Senate
and those students who are voted to
office by their undergraduate societies.
They, in turn, appoint an executive
and the members of the smaller
housekeeping group.
And finally, the student president,
that figure of supposed importance
and popularity, is no longer the Big
Man On Campus he previously was.
Not only does he work without the
mancjate of a general election but he
has been relegated to chairing
meetings, preparing agendas and giving
advice.
A drastic change it certainly is. But
who would say that the University is
not now drastically different from
what it was about 50 years ago when
the old constitution was written?
And the same things that promoted
a new Universities Act and the
appointment of three new
vice-presidents for UBC prompted the
changes in the student society.
For one thing the sheer size of the
University   has   made   it   difficult   for
Jake van der Kamp, the author of the
article on this page, was president of
the Alma Mater Society in 1975-76
and as such was the last AMS president
who came to office in a University-
wide election.
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Alma Mater Society president for
1976-77 is Dave van Blarcom, who was
elected by the new policy-making
Students' Representative Assembly.
students to retain a sense of cohesion
among themselves. After all, what is so
unique about being a UBC student
when the status is shared with over
20,000 others?
And how can a student society,
with executive members who must
pass courses just as any other student
and who patch their work together
with string and glue, remain responsive
to the wishes of so many students?
In addressing themselves to those
questions members of the last AMS
executive decided that further
centralization was futile and the only
way out was to encourage
undergraduate societies to become
more active.
Thus, the general elections to the
executive were abolished. The framers
of the new constitution felt that an
AMS executive with a popular
mandate was far too dominant over
undergraduate societies. If the
undergrads were to be encouraged
they had to be made the final arbiters
of what goes on in the AMS.
This in turn, it was hoped, would
lead students to identify with their
undergraduate societies and so restore
some of the lost cohesion.
At the same time, some
accommodation had to be made for
student senators and students on the
Board of Governors. There was none
in the old constitution because those
positions did not exist at the time it
was framed. Recently there has been
friction between student councillors
and student senators because their
work was not concerted.
Also, over the years the AMS's
holdings have grown larger and larger
so that now a great deal of time must
be devoted to administration alone.
Some students find their calling in
such administration but many others
prefer to see the society involved in
reform of the University and in
discussion of political and
philosophical questions. These people
find themselves frustrated by their
extensive housekeeping duties.
The splitting up of the students'
council into two councils is an attempt
to resolve this. The smaller body, the
Student Administrative Commission,
consists of 10 members whose duties
are to ensure the sound management
of AMS funds, the Student Union
Building, the affiliated clubs, and all
the other facets of the AMS
bureaucracy.
They are appointed by the Student
Representative Assembly, the larger
body made up of student senators,
Board members and undergraduate
society members.
The SRA comprises about 50
members, depending on how many
positions are filled and the growth of
the University.
Its role is to provide a forum for
discussion of academic questions, to
work for such things as better housing
and day care facilities and to ensure a
unified AMS voice in issues facing the
University.
Numerous smaller changes have also
been made, but the ones outlined here
form the basis of the new constitution.
Whether it all works only time will
tell. Perhaps the undergraduate
societies will still remain dormant, the
new assembly will want to discuss only
the price of beer and the new
commission will become a clique.
But the new officers of the AMS
are well aware of these possibilities
and are working to make sure the new
constitution is a success.
With hard work and support from
the students they hope to guarantee a
responsive student society and one
that is of benefit to the entire
University.
UBC
Published on Wednesdays and distributed
free by the Department
of Information Services
REPORTS of the University of Brit
ish Columbia, 2075 Wesbrook Place,
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5. J.A. Banham,
editor. Judith Walker, staff writer. Production assistants, Louise Hoskin and
Anne Shorter.
UBC Reports/April 7, 1976/7 THIS WEEK AND NEXT
Notices must reach Information Services, Main Mall North Admin, Bldg., by mail, by 5 p.m. Thursday of week preceding publication of notice.
THURSDAY, APRIL 8
9:00a.m. PSYCHIATRY CONFERENCE. Panel discussion on
Not for Their Hurt or Any Wrong— Hippocrates and the
Health Sciences Approach. Lecture theatre, Health Sciences Centre Hospital.
2:00p.m. DISTINGUISHED LECTURER. Prof. Joan Robinson,
professor emerita of economics. University of Cambridge, will speak at a student seminar. Penthouse,
Buchanan Building.
9:30p.m. BEYOND THE MEMORY OF MAN. Michael Batts,
German, UBC, on Literature in German. Channel 10,
Vancouver Cablevision.
10:00p.m. UBC PUBLIC AFFAIRS. Dr. Ann McAfee, housing
planner. City of Vancouver, on Human Settlements:
Housing — Whose Responsibility? with host Gerald
Savory, Centre for Continuing Education. Channel 10,
Vancouver Cablevision.
FRIDAY, APRIL9
9:00a.m. PAEDIATRICS GRAND ROUND. Dr. T. Hall, B.C.
Cancer Institute, on The Pharmacology of Cancer
Drugs. Lecture Room B, Heather Pavilion, Vancouver
General Hospital.
9:30 a.m. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY GRAPHICS FAIR. This show
ing of films continues until 4:30 p.m. Biomedical Communications Studio and Room B-8, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
1:30p.m. AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS LECTURE. Dr.
Gunter Schramm, School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, on Water Resource Development and Irrigation Water Charges in Mexico. Room
221, Buchanan Building.
7:30p.m. SIGMA XI ANNUAL MEETING AND DINNER. Peter
Suedfeld, past president, Sigma Xi, Psychology, UBC,
on Beneficial Effects of Sensory Deprivation on Human
Beings Faculty Club. Call A.H. Cayford, 3045 or 2666.
SATURDAY, APRIL 10
9:00a.m. SURGICAL GRAND ROUND. Dr. Andre Robert, Experimental Biology, The Upjohn Company, on Prostaglandins in the Treatment of Peptic Ulcer. Lecture
Room B, Heather Pavilion, Vancouver General Hospital.
9:30a.m. SCIENCE AND RELIGION DISCUSSION GROUP
meets at the Lutheran Campus Centre. For information,
call 224-3722.
SUNDAY, APRIL 11
12 noon CREATIVE ARTS OPEN HOUSE. Annual exhibition
of work done by students in creative arts studio courses
continues until 5 p.m. Conference room, Centre for
Continuing Education, Chancellor Blvd. at Newton
Cres.
MONDAY, APRIL 12
12:30p.m. CANCER RESEARCH CENTRE SEMINAR. Bill
Ovalle, Anatomy, UBC, on The Use of Stereology in
Ultrastructure Studies of Muscle. Library, Block B,
Medical Sciences Building.
DISTINGUISHED LECTURER. Richard Llewelyn-
Davies, member of the British House of Lords and former dean, School of Environmental Studies, University of
London, on Thought and Action in Architecture and
Planning. Lecture Hall 4, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre.
2:30p.m. CHEMISTRY SEMINAR. Prof. B.G. Gowenlock,
Chemistry, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, on
Some Recent Studies in C-Nitrosocompounds. Room
225, Chemistry Building.
3:30p.m. MANAGEMENT SCIENCE SEMINAR. Prof. L.
Lasdon, Case Western Reserve University and Stanford
University, on Stanford Pilot Energy Model. Room 419,
Angus Building.
4:30p.m. CANCER CONTROL AGENCY. Prof. Brian, L. Hill-
coat, Biochemistry, McMaster University, on Attempts
to Predict Clinical Tumor Response to 5FU. Cancer
Control Agency of B.C., 2656 HeatherSt.
5:00p.m. DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY LECTURE. Dr. R.
Thomas Bergeron, professor of radiology. New York
University Medical Center, on Film Processing and
Quality Control. Lecture Room B, Heather Pavilion,
Vancouver General Hospital.
8:00p.m. DISTINGUISHED LECTURER. Richard Llewelyn-
Davies on Strategies for Human Settlements. Lecture
Hall 4, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
SEDGEWICK MEMORIAL LECTURE. Northrop Frye,
University Professor, University of Toronto, speaks on
Criticism as Creation. Frederic Wood Theatre.
TUESDAY, APRIL 13
5:00p.m. DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY LECTURE. Prof.
Thomas Bergeron, professor of radiology, New York
University Medical Center, on Paranasal Sinuses. Lecture Room B, Heather Pavilion, Vancouver General
Hospital.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14
8:00 p.m. ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY LECTURE. Alan MacMillan on Archaeology of the Nootka (Barclay Sound).
Centennial Museum. 1100 Chestnut St.
THURSDAY, APRIL 15
9:00a.m. PSYCHIATRY CONFERENCE. Panel discussion on
Traditional Healing Practices Among North American
Indians. Lecture theatre. Health Sciences Centre Hospital.
Focus on China
The focus will be on China at a free
public lecture to be given tonight at 8
p.m. by Prof. Joan Robinson of
Cambridge University.
Prof. Robinson, professor emerita
of economics at Cambridge, will be the
fifth speaker in the Distinguished
Lecturer Series arranged by the
President's Committee for Habitat at
UBC.
''Views on China's Human
Settlements Policies" is the topic
chosen by Prof. Robinson, and she will
draw upon the personal experience of
seven trips to China, as well as many
8/UBC Reports/April 7, 1976
years of academic research, for her
talk. Prof. Robinson is the author of
"The Cultural Revolution in China,"
published in 1969.
She will speak in Lecture Hall 4 of
the Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre.
On Monday (April 12), Richard
Llewely n-Davies will speak on
"Strategies for Human Settlements,"
also in Lecture Hall 4 of the IRC.
Lord Llewelyn-Davies, made a
member of the House of Lords in
1963 for his professional and academic
work in planning, is former dean of
the School  of Environmental Studies
at the University of London and has
been closely involved with the
planning of a number of resettlement
projects in various countries.
Prof. Fritz Fischer, one of Europe's
leading historians, will give a free
public lecture today at 12:30 p.m. in
Room 100, Buchanan Building on
"Germany's War Aims in the First
World War."
The work of Prof. Fischer,
professor emeritus at the University of
Hamburg, has generated a far-reaching
controversy and debate on the nature
of Wilhelmine Germany, before and
during the 1914-18 war.

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