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 Program targets
hazardous waste
By GAVIN WILSON
UBC is set to take a dramatically different
approach to the treatment of hazardous waste.
Until recently, the focus was on finding the
best way to dispose of such waste, said Randy
Alexander, the newly hired manager of the uni-
versity's hazardous waste program.
Now the emphasis will be on reducing the
amount of waste produced in the first place.
"If you don't make it, you don't have to treat
it," Alexander said.
Because UBC is a major research and educational institution, the production of hazardous
waste is an unavoidable by-product of its day-today operations, Alexander said.
What the new program will focus on is reducing the amounts and types of hazardous material
used on campus and encouraging substitution of
reusable and less hazardous materials.
"This is a more global approach to hazardous
waste handling," said Wayne Greene, director of
Occupational Health and Safety.
'Traditionally, we dealt with the waste after
the user was finished with it," he said. "Now we
will ask the user: How much do you really need?
Can you use a less dangerous alternative, or one
that is less costly to dispose of?"
In his new position, Alexander's first step will
be to identify the various waste streams and their
origins. It is an enormous task at a campus of
40,000 people, but a job made easier by an earlier
inventory conducted by Civil Engineering Professor Jim Atwater and Chemistry Professor Don
McGreer.
Alexander will then set specific goals and.
targets for waste reduction, provide education
and training in hazardous waste reduction options and help communicate successes in one
department to others on campus.
"I believe we have the potential to be a showcase for sound hazardous waste management
practices," he said. "We certainly do not believe
it is acceptable to ship our waste to someone
else's backyard."
The success of such a reduction program
depends on the people who use the hazardous
materials, and their willingness to adopt the waste
reduction ethic, said Alexander.
"Everyone has to feel that pollution prevention is an important part of their job."
Currently, a facility on the south campus handles
all the hazardous materials produced through the
university's teaching and research activities.
Waste materials such as used oils and paint
thinners are collected for recycling. Solvents and
chemicals are sorted for off-site disposal. Bio-
hazardous materials are required to be incinerated on-site.
Replacing the existing 20-year-old incinerator is also part of Alexander's job.
The university plans to replace it with a new
$6-million, state-of-the-art incinerator, and Alexander will be spearheading a public consultation program to discuss the merits ofthe proposal
with the local community.
A new incinerator is the best alternative for
the disposal of such wastes, he said. Other op-
tions, such as landfills, are not as environmentally sound.
"It's a problem nobody likes, but it's there and
we have to deal with it," he said. "The university
wants to be responsible for the hazardous wastes
it generates."
Alexander will be asking for public input on
hazardous waste management and will be seeking ongoing public involvement in policy issues
and the operation of the incinerator.
See PUBLIC on Page 2
Plioto by Charles Ker
Keeping in touch
First-year Science student Amanda Dawson, shown here beside the statue "Mother and
Child," takes time out during a hectic first week of classes to write home. Dawson is one
of more than 1,500 new undergraduates from outside the province enrolled at UBC.
Women and law focus of new chair
By CONNIE FILLETTI
Challenging gender bias and sexual discrimination in the justice system is the focus of UBC's
new academic chair in Women and the Law.
"Finally, women's rights are being recognized as important human rights issues," said
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EDUCATION PAYS: Judging from
increasing enrolment in UBCs Executive Programs, companies are
spending more drt professional development, despite hard economic
times. P&Q8 7
Lynn Smith, dean of UBC's Faculty of Law.
"Academic work on the justice system's and
the law's treatment of women has been going on
for decades, but is now leading to important
social policy changes. Some of the most challenging theoretical work in law has stemmed
from feminist approaches."
Risa Levine, a Vancouver lawyer and head of
the fund-raising committee for the chair, de-*
scribed it as a trail-blazing activity in an area that
has long needed attention.
"Current legal decisions are based on precedent
which, historically, recognized women as property of
their husbands and fathers," Levine said.
"A rich resource of legal scholarship needs to be
developed which will provide the legal community,
and the judiciary, with an intellectual framework
which recognizes the right of women to be full and
equal participants in every aspect of society."
Susan Boyd, who has written extensively on
feminist perspectives and analyses of law, has
been appointed visiting chair.
She received her legal education at Montreal's McGill University before studying European community law and international law at the
University of Amsterdam and the University of
London.
Boyd's appointment will focus the UBC Faculty of Law's activities in feminist legal scholar
ship and foster interdisciplinary work, at the
university, and in co-operation with other institutions throughout the province.
The $1-million Chair in Women and the Law
is a project of UBC's fund-raising campaign, A
World of Opportunity.
Funding for the chair, being sought from private
donations, law firms and lawyers, will be matched by
funds from the provincial government.
For more information, call Risa Levine at
688-1262.
Smith
Former PM
to receive
Great Trekker
Award
By ABE HEFTER
Former Canadian Prime Minister John
Turner will be honored with the 1992 Great
Trekker Award, given annually by the Alma
Mater Society to a UBC graduate who has
achieved eminence in his or her field.
Turner will receive the award Sept. 25
during a presentation ceremony in the party
room of the Student Union Building from
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Past recipients of the Great Trekker
Award include feminist writer and lecturer
Rosemary Brown, author and broadcaster
Pierre Berton, former Chief Justice of B .C.
Nathan Nemetz, philanthropists Cecil and
Ida Green and Rhodes Scholar Harry Warren. Winners are cited for their worthy
contributions to the community and outstanding service to undergraduate students.
See CHICK on Page 2 2    UBC REPORTS September 17.1992
Letters to the Editor
TYee fuss overblown
Editor:
What a lot of fuss over a tree! There are several more specimens of
bigtree (Sequoiadendron giganteum (D. Don) Engl.) on campus anyway,
for instance over at Totem residences, and in the EastMall boulevard near
SUB. In fifty years time they'll be just as nice as the one at the library was
— provided no one comes along and murders them with oxygen-
excluding raised flower beds.
John Worrall
Forest Sciences
Faculty of Forestry
Phuki h-, Gavin Wilson
New hazardous waste manager Randy Alexander, left, meets with
Chemical Waste Processing facility manager Ron Aamodt, right, and
driver Jack Green. Containers hold waste solvents.
Public input sought
on new incinerator
Continued from Page 1
The public will also be welcome to
visit an information room in the Occupational Health and Safety office to
examine plans and reports on the new
incinerator. Public meetings and open
houses will follow.
The creation of Alexander's position was one of the recommendations
contained in the 1989 report of the
task force on hazardous waste management.
Alexander, a professional engineer,
comes to UBC with 13 years experience
in the oil refining, nuclear and chemical
manufacturing industries, where he was
involved in the design, construction and
development of large projects.
"We were looking for someone with
experience dealing with environmental regulations, was familiar with monitoring programs, had the personality
to deal with very diversified work
groups, and was very sensitive to public issues," Greene said.
For more information on UBC's
hazardous waste program, call Randy
Alexander at 822-9527.
Advertise in
ubc Reports
Deadline for paid advertisements for the
October 1 issue is noon, September 22.
For information or to place an ad,
phone 822-3131
Buyers beware in tricky
Vancouver housing market
By ABE HEFTER
With mortgage rates slipping to the
six per cent mark for the first time in
more than 30 years, you may be thinking of investing in a home.
Stuart Rosenthal, an'assistant professor in the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration says if that's
the case, there are several factors that
could affect your investment potential.
One ofthe biggest is mobility, said
Rosenthal, and how long you plan to
live in your new home.
"You have to realize that the transaction fees associated with purchasing a house, and subsequently selling
it, are approximately 10 percent," said
Rosenthal.
"If you buy a home for $400,000
and sell it a year or two later, you're
looking at about $40,000 total in real
estate fees, legal fees, and provincial
purchase tax. Chances are, your house
isn't going to appreciate in value fast
enough to keep pace with your related
expenditures."
Rosenthal said potential home buyers who are considering settling into a
"fixer-upper" with plans to renovate,
face another set of circumstances that
is fairly unique to the Vancouver housing market.
"From an investment perspective,
you will not likely realize any financial return on the renovations you've
made to your home,'rsaid Rosenthal.
"A small bungalow might have
been fine on a piece of land in Vancouver's west side 40 or 50 years ago.
However, in the last 20 years, property
values in parts of this city have skyrocketed and the existing housing is
simply out of date for the land it occupies."
Rosenthal said it's often less expensive to tear down and build a larger
home from scratch. Purchasers in this
position, who are moving into an area
of high residential redevelopment,
aren't willing to pay a premium for a
-home that has been renovated because
it's going to come down, anyway.
In most North American cities,
explained Rosenthal, buying a home
that needs some work is a good idea, if
you can't afford to move into your
dream home right away. Over the
years, you can increase the value of
your home, which will translate into a
higher resale value.
"That's just not the case in some
parts of Vancouver, especially those
adjacent to the downtown area," he
said.
Low interest rates are also prompting renters to consider buying a home
and, for many, qualifying for a mortgage is a key consideration.
Rosenthal is currently embarking
on a study to see if people change their
saving habits when they are putting
money aside for a home, as opposed to
other goods.
The project, supported by a
grant from the Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Council, will be conducted over the
next two years.
United Way launches
1992 campus campaign
UBC's United Way effort kicks
off today with organizers looking to
raise $280,000.
"We recognize that these are hard
economic times and that we have to
be realistic in setting our objectives,"
said UBC campaign chair Nestor
Korchinsky. "At the same time, people also have to realize that there is a
tremendous diversity of needs out
there that have to be met.
"United Way gives people the
chance to have a direct and positive
impact on the lives of so many people
of all ages in our community."
Last year's campaign, spearheaded by more than 300 faculty and
staff volunteers, raised $265,000 from
about 1,700 employees.
Korchinsky added that the United
Way is the only charity to which
contributions can be made through
payroll deductions.
The system allows people to direct
their money to one or more of the
organization's 91 member agencies
and 35 affiliated agencies. They can
also choose to designate their money
to non-affiliated charities.
Korchinsky emphasized that out of
every dollar given to United Way, 97
cents goes to agencies and community j^l
services. Fund-raising costs are 11
cents on the dollar with eight cents of
that being subsidized by a special
United Way endowment fund.
The Lower Mainland campaign last
year raised $17 million.
UBC's campus campaign continues throughout October. Pledge cards
and information pamphlets will be
distributed to staff and faculty soon.
'Chick'
returns to
campus
Continued from Page 1
Turner was elected leader of the
Liberal Party of Canada June 16,1984
and sworn in as prime minister June
30. His party was defeated in the
general election that September, but
Turner was elected member of Parliament for the riding of Vancouver
Quadra, a position he holds today.
Turner graduated from UBC with
an.honors Bachelor of Arts in Political
Science in 1949. An outstanding track
and field athlete, he was the Canadian
champion over 100 and 220 yards
while at UBC.
He was also a widely read columnist during his days as sports editor of
the Ubyssey, spinning many a sporting yarn under the banner: Chalk Talk
with "Chick" Turner.
Turner attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and engaged
in graduate studies in French civil law
at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Photo courtesy UBC Archives
John Turner will receive Great Trekker award Sept 25.
Turner held several different cabinet
posts in the governmentsofLester Pearson
and Pierre Trudeau from 1965-1972.
He was first elected to the House of
Commons in 1962 as an MP for Mon-
treal-SL Lawrence-St George and subsequently re-elected in the riding of Ottawa-
Carleton in the 1968 general election.
Turner is one of only three Canadians to represent three different provinces (Quebec, Ontario and B.C.) in
the House of Commons.
Turner is currently a partner in the
Toronto law firm of Miller Thomson. UBC REPORTS September 17.1992       3
Women's Safety Committee
Better lighting,
more security
urged for UBC
By CONNIE FILLETTI
Initial recommendations concerning safety programs and services at
UBC have been submitted to the university by the President's Advisory
Committee on Women's Safety on
Campus.
"We have sought to profile the
importance of safety for everyone,
and for women in particular," said
Florence Ledwitz-Rigby, the president's advisor on women and gender
relations and chair of the committee.
The committee, formed last fall,
based its recommendations on a review of several of UBC's safety programs and services, including exterior
lighting systems and emergency communications.
The committee's recommendations include
an increase in
security personnel on patrol to ensure
personal
safety, enhanced security bus serv-
Ledwitz-Rigby
ice and improvements to UBC s existing lighting systems.
Recommendations are presented on
an ongoing basis to the administration
for consideration, Ledwitz-Rigby explained.
"The committee's review has
sparked a great exchange of information between campus groups," she said.
"We have learned about services
geared to ensuring personal safety on
campus, which many people at UBC
probably don't know about."
One service Ledwitz-Rigby notes
is that attendants in all major parking
lots are equipped with mobile radios
to summon help for anyone distressed
about their personal safety.
She added that the attendants 'presence in highly visible areas also acts as
a deterrent.
At the committee's request, Parking and Seeurity Services is preparing
a brochure advertising security services available to the campus community.
Data on incidents affecting personal safety at UBC, compiled from
various campus sources and the
RCMP, is currently under review by
the committee.
Hail CICSR
Architect's model shows the new Centre for Integrated Computer Systems Research/Computer Science
Building now under construction on Main Mall. Designed by Chernoff Thompson Architects of
Vancouver, the building is scheduled for completion in May, 1993.
Audit probes concerns for
women ys safety on campus
By CONNIE FILLETTI
A series of safety audits, initiated
by the President's Advisory Committee on Women's Safety on Campus, is
underway across the UBC campus.
Copies of the Women's Campus
Safety Audit Guide have been distributed to each of the university's 87
department, area and building safety
committees (DABS) to assist them
with auditing their areas.
Produced by the Metro Action
Committee on Public Violence Against
Women and Children, the audit guide
contains a 14-point checklist designed
to detect unsafe environments.
Included in the checklist are questions on lighting, signage, land use
and escape routes.
"The audits are a timely response to
concerns raised by individuals who had
concerns about safety issues in the buildings they use," said Florence Ledwitz-
Rigby, chair ofthe committee.
"Before recommending specific
improvements for women's safety, the
committee wanted to give all areas of
campus an opportunity to make their
concerns known."
Results of the safety audits will be
compiled by Ledwitz-Rigby and made
available to Campus Planning and Development, and other interested groups.
Anyone interested in volunteering
to help conduct the safety audits should
contact their DABS committee.
Around & About
Old and New at Homecoming ?92
If it's September, campus
must be gearing up for
Homecoming Week.
This year's agenda includes
a revamped Great Trekker Award ceremony, and the reappearance of a
Homecoming dance. Plus, you can
count on old favorites such as the Blue
& Gold football game, the Arts '20
Relay, and the neariy-a-tradition (this
is their mind year) pancake breakfast
and UBC anniversary cake.
Be sure to mark your calendars
for the following events during the
four-day celebration:
Homecoming Parade:
Thursday, Sept. 24
Homecoming Week kicks off with
a student parade, starting on Main Mall
at 12:30p.m. Floatsenteredby various
undergraduate societies will wind then-
way around campus and congregate at
theStudentUnicmBuildingplaza where
a $300 prize will be awarded to the
float exhibiting the "most spirited team
entry."
The Great Trek
Remembered:
Thursday, Sept. 24
Graduates from the years 1916
to 1930 are invited to attend an
Alumni Association luncheon at
Cecil Green Park, to commemorate
some of the people and events that
inspired the development of UBC.
During the luncheon, Economics
Professor Emeritus Robert Clark will
be presented with the Blythe Eagles
Volunteer Service Award. This alumni
award honors Prof. Clark for his ongoing support of and involvement with
the university.
Great Trekker Award:
Friday, Sept. 25
This year's recipient of the Alma
Mater Society's top alumni award is
John Turner, class of '49 and 17th
prime minister of Canada.
The Great Trekker Award is presented annually by the AMS to a UBC
graduate who has achieved eminence
in his or her field, has made a special
contribution to the community, and
has demonstrated an especially keen
and continued interest in UBC.
Turner joins an illustrious roster of
Great Trekker Award winners, including his mother, Phyllis G. Ross, who
was awarded it in 1954.
The award will be presented at a
reception in the SUB party room, starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available
from the AMS Box Office. Following
the reception, there will be a Homecoming dance in the Pit Pub, featuring
live entertainment. Wear your blue &
gold and UBC paraphernalia.
Blue & Gold Classic
Football Game:
Saturday, Sept. 26
The UBC T-Birds take on the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in
the annual Homecoming game. This
year, in order to encourage former
students to come out to the game,
anyone presenting evidence of having
attended UBC — transcripts, student
cards, graded assignments, parking
tickets, virtually anything connected
with student life — may bring said
item to the ticket booth and receive
free admission. 'Ticket tellers will
definitely be flexible," explains Don
Wells, Sports Information Officer for
the Dept. of Athletics.
Admission for current UBC students is free. Kick-offissetfor2p.m.
in Thunderbird Stadium. Go 'Birds!
Arts '20 Relay and
Pancake Breakfast:
Sunday, Sept. 27
As usual, the relay covers an 11.1 -
kilometre course from Vancouver
General Hospital, where UBC's first
classes were held in 1915, to the Point
Grey campus. One ofthe largest university athletic events in Canada, with
annual participation in the 1,500 to
2,000 range, the teams of eight runners race along 12th and 16th avenues
to the Great Trek cairn on Main Mall.
Both university and community teams
are welcome.
Following the relay, there will be a
pancake breakfast and anniversary
cake (UBC turns 77 on Sept. 30) on
Main Mall above Sedgewick Library.
Live entertainment and an awards ceremony will round out the morning's
program.
For more information, call the
Intramurals Office at 822-6000.
Homecoming Class
Reunions
What would Homecoming be without the traditional class reunions? If
you are a member of the following
classes and would like to renew old
friendships and catch up with all the
news, why not plan to attend your
reunion?
Class of'42: Members ofthe class
will be arriving from Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, California, Nebraska,
Tennessee and, of course, from all
over British Columbia. About 170
alumni and spouses plan to attend the
dinner at the Faculty Club on Friday
night where they will be entertained
with the reminiscences of Charles
Nash (former VP at BC Hydro, now
active with Canadian Executive Service Overseas and with the University
Hospital) and Lister Sinclair (play
wright and host of CBC s Ideas).
On Saturday, former Forestry
Dean Joe Gardner and former History Professor Keith Ralston offer alumni a tour of the campus,
followed by lunch at Cecil Green
Park.
Class of '47 Applied Science:
Sixty classmates will celebrate this
45th anniversary reunion over dinner on Friday at Cecil Green Park.
Members are arriving from not
only around Canada, but from
New York and England as well.
Other activities are planned for
Saturday.
Class of '67 Rehabilitation
Medicine: Following a tour of
Rehab. Medicine, about 20
members of this small class will
gather for dinner at the Faculty
Club.
Arts One: All former students
and the general public are invited
to join the celebration of this program's 25th Anniversary. Guest
speakers include Bob Rowan, an
Arts One pioneer, and journalist
Robert Fulford. Activities include
a panel discussion with former
students, lunch and a reception at
Cecil Green Park.
For more information on any of
the above call the Alumni Association at 822-3313.
The spirit is coming home! A   imrBKPQRTS September 17.1992
September 20
October 3
SUNDAY, SEPT. 20 |
MOA Sunday Concert Series
Music Of Resistance: Kin-
Lalat. Tito Medina, Martin
Ramazzini, Sandra Moran,
Sara Galvez, Victor Pardo.
Museum of Anthropology
GreatHallat2:30pm.. Free
with Museum admission. Call 822-5087.
MONDAY, SEPT. 21  |
Mechanical Engineering
Seminar
Mechanical Engineering Design Courses/
Methodology At Case Western Reserve
University. Prof. M.L.Adams, Case West-
em Reserve U. Civil/Mechanical Engineering 1202 from 3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-6671.
Applied Mathematics
Colloquium
The Euler-Lagrange-Poincare Equations.
Dr. Jerry Marsden, director, Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Science, U. of Waterloo. Mathematics 203 at
3:45pm. Call 822-4584.
Protein Engineering Network
Of Centres Of Excellence
Seminar
NMR And Molecular Biology As Tools For
Investigating Structures And Interactions
Of Membrane-Associated Proteins. Prof.
Chien Ho, Biological Sciences, Carnegie
Mellon U., Pittsburgh, PA. IRC #1 from
3:45-5pm. Call Dr. Grant Mauk at 822-
3719.
Astronomy Seminar
Low Mass Stars As-Dark
Matter. Dr. Harvey Richer,
Geophysics/Astronomy.
Geophysics/Astronomy
260 at 4pm. Coffee at
3:30pm. Call 822-2267
CALENDAR DEADLINES
For events in the period October 4 to October 17, notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar forms
no later than noon on Tuesday, September 22, to the Community Relations Office, Room 207, 6328 Memorial Rd., Old
Administration Building. For more information call 822-3131. The next edition of UBC Reports will be published October 1.
Notices exceeding 35 words may be edited. The number of items for each faculty or department will be limited to four per issue.
Lectures In Modern Chemistry
Gas-Phase Organometallic lon Chemistry. Dr. Peter B. Armentrout, Chemistry,
U. of Utah, Salt Lake City. Chemistry
South Block 250 at 1pm. Refreshments
at 12:50pm. Call 822-3266.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Genome Project: The Human/Mouse T-Cell
Receptor Loci. Dr. Ben
Koop, Centre of Environmental Health, Biology,
UVic.   IRC #3 from 4:30-
5:30pm. Refreshments at 4:20pm. Call
822-5312.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23J
Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
SoftTissueSarcomasOfTheHand. Chair:
Dr. Peter T. Gropper. Eye Care Centre
Auditorium at 7am. Call 875-4646.
Wednesday Noon Hour
Concert Series
Marisa Gaetanne, soprano; Gene
Ramsbottom, clarinet; Monica Pfau, piano. Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm.
Admission $2. Call 822-5574.
Geography Colloquium Series
Of Maps And Territories: The Use And
Abuse Of Socio-Economic Modelling In
Support Of Decision Making. John Robinson,
director, Sustainable Development Institute.
Geography 201 from 3:30-5pm. Refreshments at 3:25pm. Call 822-5612.
TUESDAY, SEPT^2l      I THURSDAY, SEFT24>
Centre For Research In
Women's Studies Lecture
Series
Women, Equity/Natural Resource Management. Dr. Anoja Wickramasinghe,
assoc. prof., U. of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Family/Nutritional Sciences 50 at
12:30pm. Call 822-9171.
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Graduate Scholarships Day
Information Session/Q&A
Period. Grad Student Centre Ball Room from 8:45am-
4:30pm. Call 822-2848.
Academic Women's
Association Fall Luncheon
Women's Role In A Healthy University.
Dr. Patricia Vertinsky, associate dean,
Graduate Studies/Research, Education.
Faculty Club Salons A/B from 12-2pm.
New members are welcomed. Cash Bar/
Sandwich Buffet $12.95. Call 822-6445.
Worship Service
Eucharist. The Reverend Bud Raymond,
Anglican Chaplain. Lutheran Campus Centre Chapel at 12:30pm. Call 224-5133.
University Computing Services
Computing Support On Campus. Expert
Partners Meeting. Computer Sciences
200 from 12:30-2pm. Call 822-6205.
Graduate Studies Information Day
Information Session/Presentations/Displays. Dr. John Grace, dean of Graduate
Studies; GSS President Sacha Viellette;
representatives from 5 western Canadian
universities. Grad Student Centre Ball
Room/Banquet Room from 12:30-3pm.
Call 822-2848.
Physics/Geophysics/
Astronomy Colloquium
Pulsar Planets. Alex Wolszczan, Pennsylvania State U. Hennings 201 at 4pm.
Call 822-3853.
Psychology Colloquium
Does It Hurt? On Knowing Another's
Pain. Dr. Ken Craig, Psychology.
Kenny 251 Oat 4pm. Call 822-2755.
Graduate/Faculty Christian
Forum
Postmodernism/The Academic
World. James Sire, author, editor,
lecturer. Buchanan Penthouse at
4:15pm. Refreshments at 4pm. Call
224-0974.
Distinguished Artists
Series
Lauren Wagner, soprano; Frederick
Weldy, piano. Music
Recital Hall at 8pm.
Adults $14, students/
seniors $7.   Call 822-
5574.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 25
Obstetrics/Gynaecology Grand
Rounds
Ovarian Cancer. Dr. Tom Ehlen. University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site D308 at
8am. Call 875-3108.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
The Radiology Of Complications Of
Prematurity. Dr. Beverly P. Wood,
radiologist-in-chief, Los Angeles
Children's Hospital; prof, of Radiology/Paediatrics, vice-chairman of
Radiology, U. of Southern California. G.F. Strong Auditorium at 9am.
Call 875-2118.
Health Care/Epidemiology
Grand Rounds
Does Money Buy Health? Conceptions/Misconceptions About The Determinants Of Health. Dr. David Hay,
senior research associate, Social
Planning/Research Council
(SPARC). James Mather 253 from
9-10am.  Call 822-2772.
Chemical Engineering Weekly
Seminar
Effect Of Mechanical Energy On De-Inking Performance. Philip Viger, graduate
student, Chemical Engineering.
ChemEngineering 206 at 3:30pm. Call
822-3238.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 26J
Vancouver Institute Saturday
Night Lecture
Medicine/Biology: How Far
Can The Law Go? The
Honorable Mr. Justice
Jean-Louis Baudouin,
Quebec Court of Appeal,
Montreal. IRC #2 at
8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
Arts One 25th Anniversary
Celebration
y^ Two Sessions on The State
fi^^^    of Education in Hebb Thea-
ML/^^   tre: Dr. Robert Rowan, Dr.
•^■•V    Perry, Minister of Post-
^^^^_    Secondary Education at
10am; Robert Fulford, Canadian journalist at 3pm.  Box-Lunch in
Buchanan Courtyard; reception at Cecil
Green. Call Arts One Office at 822-3430.
MONDAY, SEPT. 28 j
Russian/Slavic Studies
Seminar
Aspects of Cultural Misunderstanding:
Ukrainian-Russian Religious/Literary Contacts In The Early Seventeenth Century.
Dr. David Frick, assoc. prof, Slavic Languages/Literatures, U. of California,
Berkeley, CA. Buchanan D114 at
12:30pm. Call 822-5137.
Mechanical Engineering
Seminar
A Study Of The Flexible Space Platform Based Mobile Deployable Manipulator. Itshak Marom, PhD student. Civil/Mechanical Engineering
1202 from 3:30-4:30pm. Refreshments.   Call 822-6671.
Applied Mathematics
Colloquium
Mathematical Modelling Of Frost Heave.
Dr. A.C. Fowler, Oxford Centre for Industrial/Applied Mathematics, Mathematical
Institute, Oxford U., U.K. Mathematics
203 at 3:45pm. Call 822-4584.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 29 j
Centre For Research In
Women's Studies Lecture
Series
Daddy's Girls: Father-Daughter Incest
And Canadian Plays By Women. Dr.
Jerry Wasserman, English. Family/Nutritional Sciences 50 at 12:30pm. Call 822-
9171.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Domain Swapping And
The Evolution Of A
Family Of Proteases.
Dr. Thor Borgford, assist, prof.. Chemistry,
SFU. IRC #3 from 4:30-
5:30pm.   Refreshments at 4:20pm.
Call 822-5312.
MOA Identification Clinic
Identify/Conservation Advice. Museum
Staff. Museum of Anthropology 217 from
7-8:30pm. Free with Museum admission.
Call 822-5087.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30J
Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
Major Pelvic Resections For Sarcoma.
Chair: Dr. Christopher P. Beauchamp.
Speakers: Drs. Linda Mrkonjic, Alastair
Younger, Rick Kendall. Eye Care Centre
Auditorium at 7am. Call 875-4646.
Wednesday Noon Hour
Concert Series
Eckhardt-Gramattee 1992 Music Competition Winner: Audrey Andrist, piano.
Music Recital Hall at 12:30pm. Admission $2. Call 822-5574.
Anatomy Seminar
The Regulation Of The Production Of
Blood Cells, Steel Factor And The Roles
Of Cytokines. Dr. John W. Schrader,
Medicine. Friedman 37 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-2059.
Germanic Studies Lecture
Kafka Across The Intertexts: On Authority In Translation. Prof. Patrick O'Neill,
German Language/Literature, Queen's U.
Buchanan D224 from 12:30-1:30pm. Call
822-5119/6403.
Geography Colloquium Series
Figuring Lefebre: A Brief History Of Bodies And Spaces. Derek Gregory, Geography. Geography 201 from 3:30-5pm.
Refreshments at 3:25pm. Call 822-5612.
Commerce Seminar
A Model Of Choice Set Composition Applied To Scanner Data. S. Sidarth, assist,
prof., Commerce. Angus Penthouse from
4-5:30pm. Call 822-8314.
THURSDAY, OCT. 1 |
Music Concert
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Martin
Berinbaum, conductor. Old Auditorium at
12:30pm. Free admission. Call 822-
5574.
Physics Colloquium
Coulcomb Blockade In
Quantum Dots. Chris
Ford, Cavendish Lab,
Cambridge. Hennings201
at 4pm. Call 822-3853.
Psychology Colloquium
Escalation Of Excuses. Dr. Kathy Denton,
Psychology. Kenny 2510 at 4pm. Call
822-2755.
FRIDAY, OCT. 2
Chemical Engineering Weekly
Seminar
Chemical Sensing By Flow Injection Analysis: Rapid Answers To Real Problems.
Dr. Adrian Wade, assist, prof., Chemistry,
Faculty Associate of Paprican.
ChemEngineering 206 at 3:30pm. Call
822-3238.
^ATUjJDAYjOCT^aJ
Vancouver Institute Saturday
Night Lecture
The Archaeology Of A
Vampire Or Digging Up
Ancient Lesbos. Prof.E.H.
Williams, Classics. IRC #2
at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
MOA Family Story Hour
Stories Of Resistance. Gonzalo Canton, Chilean actor, writer, journalist.
Museum of Anthropology Rotunda at
1pm. Free with Museum admission.
Call 822-5087. UBCREPORTS September 17.1992
September 20 -
October 3
Free Forum
President's Series On The- Future Of
Canada: The Constitutional Referendum.
With UBC faculty, government representatives and others. Bring lunch; coffee
provided. Curtis 102 from 8:30am-
4:30pm. Doors open at 8am. Call 222-
5272.
NOTICES
Rhodes Scholarships
Application forms for 1993 are now available in the UBC Awards Office. Deadline
for completed applications is Oct. 23,
1992.
Frederic Wood Theatre
Performance
^■mmbh Translations by Brian Friel,
Jlfet.    directed   by   Stephen
ID     Malloy.   -FWT Theatre,
BAf^   Sept. 24 - Oct. 3 at 8pm.
^2__   Adults $10, students/sen-
^^™^^^ iors $7.    Preview, Wed.
Sept. 23,2 for $10. See FWT Room 207
or call 822-2678.
Museum Of Anthropology The
Transforming Image
An opportunity to talk with Bill McLennan
and First Nations artists about traditional
Northwest Coast paintings and the infrared photography reclaimation process.
Free with Museum admission. Tuesdays
Sept. 22 and 29 in MOA's Gallery 5 at 7:30
pm. Call 822-5087.
Fine Arts Gallery
Open Tues.-Fri. from 10am-5pm. Saturdays 12-5pm. Free admission. Main
Library. Call 822-2759.
Giant Deer Antlers Fossil
Exhibit
Survival of the fittest or evolution gone wild? View the
_TOV^_ M.Y. Williams Geological
NM^Vk Museum's giant deer ant-
mr ^| lers fossil exhibit Weekdays, 9am-5pm. Sat., 10am-
5pm. Collectable Earth specimen shop
open weekday afternoons plus Saturday.
Freeadmission. Call822-5586.
Executive Programmes
Business seminars. Sept. 24-25: Financial
Management for Non-Financial Managers:
$595. Sept. 28-30: Project Management
Process: $950. Sept. 30 - Oct. 1: Transportation Management Forum on Alcohol and
Drug Abuse: $695. Call 822-8400.
Language Conversation
Classes
French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin and
Cantonese Conversation Classes. Ten-
week sessions, Tuesday or Thursday
evenings or Saturday mornings, start
September 28. Spanish Immersion Program in Cuemavaca, Mexico, March 1-
19, 1993. Call 222-5227.
Professional Development For
Language Teachers
Four-part Saturday morning series on Managing the Language Classroom and evening
workshops including Teaching in the Pacific
Rim,Oct.13-Nov.24. Call 222-5208.
ESL Evening Classes
Ten courses include Conversation skills,
Speaking Skills for Seminars/Meetings,
Basic Writing/Grammar, Advanced Composition, TOEFL Preparation. Start dates:
Sept. 28/29; classes: twice a week. Call
222-5208.
Computer Applications For ESL Heart/Lung Response Study
Learn about microcomputers orWordPerfect
5.0 and improve your English language
skills at the same time. Call 222-5208.
Fitness Appraisal
Sexual Harassment Office
Advisors are avaiable to decuss questions or
concerns and are prepared to help any member of the UBC community who is being sexually harassed, find a satisfactory resolution.
Call Margaretha Hoek at 822-6353.
Statistical Consulting/
Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the Department of
Statistics to provide statistical advice to
faculty and graduate students working on
research problems. Forms for appointments available in Ponderosa Annex C-
210. Call 822-4037.
Diet Composition/Muscle
Function Study
Healthy, non-smoking, sedentary mates, 18-
35 years needed for 2 testing periods, 10-12
days each. Metabolic rate, body composition
and muscle function tested. All meals provided; must be consumed at Family/Nutritional
Sciences Building. Call 822-2266.
High Blood Pressure Clinic
Adult volunteers needed to
participate in drug treatment
studies. Call Dr. J. Wright in
Medicine at 822-7134 or RN
Marion Barker at 822-7192.
Drug Research Study
Male and female volunteers required for
Genital Herpes Treatment Study. Sponsoring physician: Dr. Stephen Sacks, Medicine/Infectious Diseases. Call 822-7565.
At rest and during exercise. Volunteers
aged 35 years and more and of all fitness
levels, required. No maximal testing;
scheduled at your convenience. Call
Marijke Dallimore, School of Rehab. Medicine, 822-7708.
Memory Study
Interested participants ages 18-75 invited
to test as part of a study on self-rated and
objective memory testing. Call Dina at
822-7883.
Retirement Study
Women concerned about
retirement planning
needed for an 8-week Retirement Preparation seminar. Call Sara Cornish in
Counselling Psychology at
931-5052.
Jock Itch Study
•
Volunteers 18-65 years of age are needed
to attend 5 visits over an 8-week period.
Honorarium: $100 to be paid upon completion. Call Dermatology at 874-6181.
Stress/Blood Pressure Study
Learn how your body responds to stress.
Call Dr. Wolfgang Linden in Psychology
at 822-3800.
Surplus Equipment Recycling
Facility (SERF)
Disposal of all surplus items. Currently
offering apartment size, working refrigerators for $50. Every Wednesday, 12-
5pm. Task Force Bldg., 2352 Health
Sciences Mall. Call Rich at 822-2813/
2582.
Administered by Physical
Education and Recreation
through the John M.
Buchanan Fitness and
Research Centre. Stu-
dents $25, others $30. Call
822-4356.
Faculty/Staff Non-Contact
Hockey
Faculty/staff members over 50 years of
age and interested in playing recreational,
non-contact hockey are invited to come to
the UBC arena on Monday evenings from
5:15-6:30pm. Call Lew Robinson at 224-
4784.
Late Afternoon Curling
Space available at Thunderbird Winter
Sports Centre from 5-7:15pm. Beginners
and experienced curlers welcome. Phone
Alex at 738-7698 or Paul (evenings) at
224-0835.
Pacific Spirit Regional Park
Programs
Autumn program brochures are now
available for all-ages as well as children's recreational/nature-study outings. Pick up from the Park Centre at
16th, west of Blanca or the GVRD main
office in Burnaby. Call 432-6350.
Botanical Garden
Open daily from 10am-6pm. Free
admission Wednesday. Call 822-
4208.
Nitobe Garden
Open daily from 10am-6pm. Freeadmission Wednesday. Call 822-6038.
Bellward, Myers
named to council
By GAVIN WILSON
Two UBC faculty members have
been appointed to the Science Council of British Columbia.
Gail Bellward, a professor in the
Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences, and
Judith
Myers, associate dean of
Science for
promotion
of women,
are among
six new
members of
the council appointed by Tom Perry,
minister of Advanced Education,
Training and Technology.
Other new appointees include
UBC alumni Suezone Chow, of
Canadian Forest Products Ltd., and
Alan Pelman of Powertech Labs Inc.
Also appointed were Kathy Pomeroy
of Pomeroy and Neil Consulting,
and Pam Sallaway of PAMAP
Graphics Ltd.
Bellward
The 15 members of the board,
who include representatives from
the business community and post-
secondary education institutions,
are appointed for one- to three-year
terms, to a maximum of six years.
They are selected for their leadership in the science and technology
community.
Outgoing board members include
Julia Levy, professor of Microbiology, and Robert Miller, UBC's vice-
president of Research.
The council, established in 1978
by an act of
the legislature, identifies and en-
courages
opportunities for economic development
in B.C.
through the
promotion
of creative
applications in science and technology.
Myers
Day promotes grad studies
By ABE HEFTER
One-stop shopping will be available to undergraduates interested in
obtaining information on graduate programs available at UBC and five other
major western Canadian universities.
On Sept. 24, the UBC Graduate
Student Centre will be the site of a
graduate studies information day.
From 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., representatives from UBC, S.F.U, and the
universities of Alberta, Calgary, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan will offer insight into their respective Master's
and Doctorate degrees.
Representatives from more than 40
departments at UBC will be on hand
from virtually every faculty on campus, explained UBC Graduate Recruitment Officer Derrick Pohl.
"They will be able to answer many
of your questions and offer take-home
materials to go along with displays
that will be set up at the Graduate
Student Centre ball room and banquet
room," said Pohl.
Obtaining financial support, applying
for admission and common features of
graduate programs will also be outlined.
'This is an excellent opportunity
for undergraduate students to inform
themselves about the breadth of graduate programs available at UBC and
other western Canadian universities,"
said John Grace, dean ofthe Faculty of
Graduate Studies.
Grace explained there are several
reasons why graduate school may be
an option for a given student.
"Some areas of work, Occupational
Hygiene, for example, are only available at the master's level. In other
fields, some careers, like university
faculty positions, require a graduate
degree, often a doctorate.
"For many students, the very challenge of extending themselves to the
very limits of their fields is the stimulus
needed to undertake graduate studies."
This first-ever graduate studies information day at UBC will kick off a
series of similar information sessions
at the other participating universities.
Information sessions will be held at
Simon Fraser Sept. 25; in Calgary
Sept. 28; at the University of Alberta
in Edmonton Sept. 29; the University
of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon Sep.
30; and the University of Manitoba in
Winnipeg Oct. 1, with UBC representation at each one.
"The co-ordination among the major
western Canadian universities in organizing this series of fairs, each with representatives from the other universities, is
an excellent example of how universities
can work together," said Grace.
"It is essential that prospective graduate students have enough information to
help them make the best possible program choice, a choice that could have an
effect on the rest of their lives."
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Saying Yes to Canada
By ROBERT M. CLARK
The package of proposals recently
agreed to by me prime minister, the 10
premiers, leaders ofthe territories and
aboriginal leaders is necessarily complicated, because it is __
an honorable compromise
among c»nflicting viewpoints.
It probably will have
more far reaching implications than any other issue on
which you will have an opportunity to vote in this century.
The federal government's proposed referendum question is: Do
you agree that the Constitution of
Canada should be renewed on the
basis of the agreement reached on
August 28,1992?
I urge each of you in thinking
about this question to give primary
emphasis to what you believe is in
the best interests of our nation as a
whole.
If people in each province put the
interests of their province ahead of
the interests of our country, this will
lead to more friction, and ultimately to
the separation of Quebec from Canada.
A "yes" vote is a contribution to
national unity.
If Quebec becomes a separate country, the rest of Canada would become
culturally poorer. Both Quebec and
Canada would lose economically.
Among the consequences, a "yes"
vote across Canada will:
1) help to keep Quebec as an integral part of Canada;
2) lead to an amendment to our
Constitution to recognize that aboriginal peoples have an inherent right to
self-government within Canada — a
concept to be worked out in the next
several years;
3) replace an appointed Senate by
an elected Senate in which there will
be an equal number of Senators from
each province. Because Senators will
be elected, the new Senate probably
will have more influence than the
present .Senate.
A "no" vote is not a contribution to
national unity.
A negative majority vote
_mm—     across the country would prolong the uncertainties about
Canada's constitutional future, without pointing
clearly to any positive alternative. A
negative majority in
the rest of Canada
would also be interpreted
widely in Quebec as one more
rejection of the concerns of a
majority of people there to
preserve their distinct French
language and culture.
If Quebec becomes a separate country, the rest of Canada
would become culturally
poorer. Both Quebec and Canada
would lose economically.
The controversies over the referendum will be most intense in Quebec.
One way of showing your love for
Canada and your desire for Quebec to
continue as a part of our country is to
reach out by phone calls and letters to
our federal and provincial politicians.
Another way is to reach out to people
in Quebec telling them we want them
to remain 'an integral part' of Canada,
sharing their values with the rest of us.
You will have an opportunity to
hear various points of view on the
referendum issue at a free forum on
Saturday, Oct. 3. The President's
Series on the Future of Canada will
feature UBC academics, government representatives and other
invited speakers in a day-long
session in Rm. 102 of the
Curtis Building at the Faculty of Law from 8:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.
UBC's Alumni Association is also sponsoring a talk
Oct. 7 featuring Political Science Professor Alan Cairns,
one of Canada's leading constitutional scholars. His lecture at Cecil Green Park
House begins at 7:30 p.m. and
will be followed by discussion.
Admission is free.
Robert M. Clark is a professor
emeritus in UBC's Dept. of Economics and a member of The
Friends of Canada in British Columbia.
UBC psychologists rank
among world's best
Two UBC psychologists are
listed among the world's "highest
impact" and "most cited" authors
in psychology research, an international study has found.
An examination of about 50,000
papers culled from more than 225
psychology journals between 1986
and 1990 recognized the work of
Assistant Professor Anita DeLongis
and Associate Professor Peter Graf.
Graf was ranked 12th among
the 50 highest impact authors in'
psychology who published at least
10 papers in the five-year period.
Grafs research is in the area of
human memory and cognition.
Meanwhile, two research articles by DeLongis on stress and
coping are listed among the 26
"most-cited" papers.
The study, undertaken by the
Institute for Scientific Information, represented all fields of psychology research and was published recently in the daily news
bulletin at the International Congress of Psychology.
In terms of the 50 highest-impact institutions (at least 100 papers during 1986-90) UBC ranked
36th worldwide. Other Canadian
universities on the Ust were University of Toronto which ranked
fifth, while the University of Western Ontario was 33rd.
According to the study, UBC s
Psychology Department published
349 papers which were cited 3.24
times on average.
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By CHARLES KER
You can't help but get excited when
Dave Bowman starts talking shop.
Heck, this guy remembers his first
woodwork project in junior high like it
was yesterday.
"I was floating two feet off the
ground when I handed in that pine
notepad holder," said the recent UBC
Faculty of Education graduate.
Of course, not all high school students share Bowman's passion for
woodworking. Shop teachers today
are actually scrambling to make the
subject more relevant to students who
hang up their hammers after finishing
the compulsory Grade 8 class.
Said Bowman: "It's an elective that
isn't required so the onus is on me to
get students hooked in Grade 8 because other teachers are trying to sell
their programs too."
Bowman is one of 20 UBC students to graduate this year under the
new moniker of Technology Studies
Education, formerly known as Industrial Education.
When it released a new     ^^
draft curriculum in April, the
provincial government acknowledged that the old industrial education curriculum    	
"no longer met the needs of
students."
According to UBC Professor Bill
Logan, the name change signifies a
deliberate philosophical shift: while
hand and machine skill development
is still recognized as being important,
there will now be a greater emphasis
on creative thinking, problem-solving
and social awareness. Also, this awareness of technology and its application
Will start in kindergarten instead of
secondary school.
Logan said the idea behind technology education began in Britain in
1973, then quickly spread to the U.S.,
France, Germany, Australia and New
Zealand. It surfaced in Canada about
five years ago.
In B.C. there has been a gradual
File photo
Kindergarten children play on made-to-measure toys built for them by
a junior high woodworking class.
change among the province's 1,100
industrial education teachers towards
giving students more ownership of
their projects from the start. In getting
students to think more for themselves,
"The aim is to make students sensitive
to other peoples' needs."
teacher evaluations of projects are now
based not just on the end product,'but
on the child's personal involvement
from the design stage of a project
through to completion.
'TradiuonaUy.teacherswoulddesign,
make drawings and give a demonstration
on how to build something," said Legan.
"The kids would go ahead and build it but
it was really the teacher's project"
Alongside the traditional milling,
welding and woodwork, students under the new scheme will be experimenting with computer-assisted drafting and machining, ergonomics, hydraulics and robotics. Two secondary
schools in Burnaby have even gone so
far as to purchase $300,000 technology labs from California.
But Logan, who has taught in the
joint UBC/BCIT industrial education
program since 1960, said the principles guiding the new curriculum don't
depend on hi-tech gadgetry.
Bowman, for instance,
^^^ plans to teach his students in
Kamloops how to make their
own note paper. The process will combine building
____ skills with an appreciation
for recycling.
Graduate student Richard Scott tries
to make his teenage students more socially conscious by having them build
things for someone other than themselves or their relatives. One of Scott's
classes actually went to the trouble of
measuring all the leg lengths of kindergarten students before building rocking horses for them.
"The aim is to make students sensitive
to other peoples' needs," said Scott
The technology education curriculum isn't expected to be formally introduced in B.C. schools until 1995.
In the meantime, Logan is having to
keep one eye on the future and one eye in
the past to- prepare his students for the
mixed bag of industrial and technology
education currently being taught UBCREPORTS September 17.1992
People
Barman appointed to B.C. Heritage Trust
Jean Barman, associate professor in the
Faculty of Education,
has been appointed a
director on the board
of B.C. Heritage
Trust.
Barman is author
of The West Beyond
the West, a best-selling history of B.C.
and has co-authored
and edited many
works and course
Barman
materials on history and education, including
a new bibliography titled B.C. Local Histories.
TheB.C. Heritage Trust is a crown corporation which supports community-based heritage projects around the province.
John Dennison, a professor in the Dept. of
Administrative, Adult and Higher Education,
has received the Distinguished Members Award
from the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher
Education.
Dennison, who began teaching in UBC s Faculty of Education in 1962, was honored with the
annual award for his outstanding contributions in
the field of higher education.
Co-author of the acclaimed book, Canada's
Community Colleges: A Critical Analysis,
Dennison is working on a follow-up text examining what effects free trade and the Charter of
Rights have on the college system.
Meadowcroft comes to UBC from Stelco Inc.,
where he was most recently executive vice-president with specific responsibility for all joint
ventures, and for Steltech, a business unit responsible for the sale of technology worldwide.
Meadowcroft was formerly an adjunct professor
in the University of Toronto's Dept of Metallurgy
and was an assistant professor at MTT. He was
recently named First Lecturer, the John F. Elliott
Lectureship in Chemical Process Metallurgy for
1991-92, by the Iron and Steel Society ofthe American Institute of Metallurigcal Engineers.
Ray Meadowcroft has been named as the
new head of Metals and Materials Engineering,
replacing Bruce Hawbolt as of July 1.
Dr. William Webber, associate vice-president
Academic, has been appointed acting co-ordinator of
Health Sciences, effective immediately.
Webber, who served as UBC's dean of medicine from 1977 to 1990, received his medical'
degree from the university in 1958, and
completed post-doctoral work at Cornell
University. His first
appointment to
UBC's Faculty of
Medicine was in 1961.
He recently served
as a member of the
provincial Royal
Commission      on
Health Care and Costs which was established
in 1990 to examine the structure, organization and effectiveness of the British Columbia health care system.
Webber replaces Dr. Paul Robertson who
has accepted a deanship with the University
of Washington.
Webber
Business sees profit in
professional development
"Leadership was once expected
only from the chief executive officer. Now, organizations are looking for leadership from all levels."
By ABE HEFTER
Despite tough economic times,
many businesses appear to be looking
at training and professional development as an investment and not as an
expense.
Judging from a five per cent increase in enrolment in ——^^^^~^^^^~
UBC's Executive Programs in the
pastyear.it's
an approach
that an increasing number of organizations are
taking, said Beverly Trifonidis, associate dean of Professional Programs in
the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
'Training and professional development are no longer considered expendable during tough economic
times."
Trifonidis said executive-training
is evolving in a number of ways. Some
companies are divesting themselves
of some aspects of professional development, while others are focusing on
one particular area only.
"That's where Executive Programs
comes in, as companies look to customize management training and maximize their results," she said.
Trifonidis said Executive Programs
will continue to focus on faculty expertise to help companies upgrade the
managerial skills of their employees.
However, strengthening partnerships
with the private sector will ensure that
practical experiences, as well as concepts and strategic thinking, are
brought to the same table.
"Executive Programs is becoming
more dependent on input from participants," Trifonidis said.
"Other people's experiences are
becoming more and more valuable.
Organizations want their employees
to learn from the experiences of others. They're not simply looking for a
checklist of do's and don'ts."
The fall 1992 session of seminars,
workshops and forums includes several new programs, including The Cutting Edge of Leadership. Commerce
Associate Dean Peter Frost, an internationally recognized expert in the
areas of leadership, corporate culture
and organizational politics, is one of
the seminar leaders.
"This is an extremely timely seminar for managers who wish to take on
more challenging and responsible
roles," said Trifonidis. "It comes as
leadership roles are being redefined in
the 1990's.
' 'Leadership was once expected only
from the chief
executive officer.    Now,
organizations
are looking for
leadership
     from all levels."
Another facet of Executive Programs to be introduced this fall is the
management breakfast series, being
held in conjunction with the Chartered
Accountants of British Columbia.
These informal gatherings get under
way Sept. 24.
"This series is just another way for
Trifonidis
us to touch base with the business
community and make organizations
aware of what we're doing at UBC,"
said Trifonidis.
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are charged $14.98 for 7 lines/issue ($.86 for each additional word). (All
prices include G.S. T.) Tuesday, September 22 at noon is the deadline for
the next issue of UBC Reports which appears on Thursday, October 1.
Deadline for the following edition on October 15 is 4 p.m Tuesday,
October5. All ads must be paid in advance in cash, by cheque or internal
requisition.
THANKS to the President's Allocation Committee for supporting UBC's
first Odyssey of the Mind team in its
silver medal performance at the 13th
annual world competition in Colorado. Special thanks to Dr.
Strangway.
OWNER'S SUITE in heritage
Shaughnessy home for lease. Dec.
92 or Jan. 93. Private entrance and
garden. Kitchen, living room, dining
room, two bedrooms, alcove, 1 1/2
baths. Security system. High ceilings, two fireplaces, oak and fir floors,
garage. Ideal for quiet, non-smoking
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BIKE RENTAL: Rent with option to
purchase a 1992 Kuwahara21 speed
mountain bike. Only $149 for Sep/92
to Apr/93. 669-2453.
FOR SALE: 1986 Honda Wagovan,
5 speed, excellent condition, one
owner, all papers, asking $5,500.
925-2675.
The Friends of
Chamber Music
45th SEASON
If you enjoy Chamber Music you will want to
spend the 1992/93 season with "Friends".
(_• hosen from the best established groups and the brightest newcomers, the Friends of Chamber M/s/cpresents one
of the outstanding Chamber Music seasons in North
America, year after year.
t/oin us for ten memorable evenings with the:
• Emerson Quartet • Borodin Quartet • Angeles Quartet
with Jane Coop, piano • Nash Ensemble • Prazak Quartet
• Alexander Quartet and Roger Cole, oboe • Tashi •
Guildhall String Ensemble and Richard Stoltzman, clarinet
• Beaux Arts Trio.
Attend all ten concerts for only $145 (Single ticket price is
$220) • Any 5 concerts for $90 • Open Vouchers (5 for $90),
which allow flexibility of use. STUDENTS HALF PRICE.
For a detailed brochure phone 437-5716 or pick one up at
the Magic Flute or Sikora's. 8   UBC REPORTS September 17.1992
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POLYGON
Just Off Campus
Nestled in UBC's new Hampton
Place neighbourhood, St James
House by Polygon will foster a
sense of place that is centuries
old. St James House combines
the timeless elegance of
Georgian architecture with the
valued amenities of today's
world. And it is situated in the
location of a lifetime — far from the crowds,
close to it all. St James House. Classic elegance,
a carefree lifestyle and an outstanding location
just off campus.
5835 Hampton Place off West-
brook Mall. Preview Centre
open noon to 6 pm daily, except
Friday. Please call 222-1577 for
more information.
Preview Centre Opens Tuesday, September 22nd
M*l
ST TAMES HOUSE
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