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be reports
ublished by Information Services, University
B.C., 2075 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, B.C.
6T 1W5.  228-3131.  J.A.   Banham  and Judith
alker, editors. ISSN 0497-2929.
Light from the Museum of Anthropology glows warmly against the late afternoon sky as the museum moves
into its second term activities of public programs and
courses. During the spring, the Haida houses and
totem poles which were moved from Totem Pole Park
in December will reappear on the north side of the
museum and the theatre inside the building will be officially opened on March 12. Both of these projects
were made possible by a $266,500 grant from the
Devonian Foundation of Calgary. A calendar of spring
events and exhibits is available from the museum.
New UBC Centre for the Study
of Childhood established for researchers
A Centre for the Study of
Childhood — a research and coordinating facility that will be
unique in Canada — is being
established within the Faculty of
Graduate Studies at UBC.
Dr. Peter Larkin, dean of
Graduate Studies, will chair a
"dean level" management committee of no more than 10 members.
He plans to meet this month with
dean of Medicine Bill Webber,
pediatrics professor Syd Israels
and health sciences co-ordinator
Bernard Riedel to discuss selection
of this committee, which in turn
will consider selection of an executive director.
Establishment of the centre was
approved by the UBC Senate at its
December meeting
Prof. Roger Tonkin of pediatrics,
who spent more than two years
developing general concepts and
proposals for the centre, emphasized that it will not be solely a
medical centre for the study of
childhood diseases. And he said
projects undertaken or endorsed
by the centre will not be limited to
UBC researchers.
"We want to stimulate and
facilitate studies of all aspects of
childhood by providing a research
centre for those involved in conducting such research," said Dr
Tonkin, "whether they represent
UBC, Simon Fraser University, the
University of Victoria or any other
interested organization
"More than 200 such researchers
already have been contacted — in
the fields of medicine, sociology,
education, psychology, law,
nursing and librarianship, to identify just some of them — and
almost every one approached has
expressed a desire to co-operate
with the new centre."
Dr. Israels told Senate that UBC
space in the Children's Hospital
could be used initially by the new
centre, and Dean larkin assured
Senate that the centre would not
require any new funding from the
University budget. He said that
some outside money already had
been received and more could be
Dr. Tonkin said functions of the
centre could be handled now by
existing faculty and staff.
Ultimately, he said, the centre
might have a staff of five — an executive director, research director,
librarian-secretary, administrator
and a nurse-coordinator.
In addition to the management
committee, Dean Larkin said the
centre will have a planning committee of selected persons interested in the study of childhood,
and an advisory council of 10 to 1 5
members drawn from all of British
He said it is intended that the
centre run for at least 10 years,
Continued on p. 2
Jan. 11, 1978 Childhood Study Centre
with   an   interim   evaluation   after
five years of operation.
In supporting his resolution calling for establishment of the centre,
Dean Larkin told Senate:
"Pediatricians and other workers
responsible for the care of
children, not to mention parents
and families, are constantly faced
with issues or situations where factual information upon which to
base policy decisions or actions is
either non-existent or unavailable,"
the report to Senate said.
"The constantly shifting place of
the child in society creates an
awareness of the need for informa-
from p. 7
tion on child-raising techniques
that respond appropriately to
these shifts. Social planners and
advocates of services for children
who seek out factual information
on which to base program planning
and child care philosophies quickly identify the inadequacies of the
present knowledge base.
"Hopefully, this will give rise to
a more rational approach to child-
raising policies and provide an
alternative to the present off-the-
top-of-the-head type of opinion
that has produced much of our
cyclic swings in child-raising
Senate upholds academic freedom
UBC's Senate has approved a
statement on academic freedom.
The full text of the statement,
which will appear in the UBC
Calendar, follows.
"The members of the University
enjoy certain rights and privileges
essential to the fulfilment of its
primary functions: instruction and
the pursuit of knowledge. Central
among these rights is the freedom,
within the law, to pursue what
seem to them fruitful avenues of
inquiry, to teach and to learn
unhindered by external or non-
academic constraints, to engage in
full and unrestricted consideration
of  any opinion.  This freedom  ex
tends not only to the regular
members of the University but to
all who are invited to participate in
its forum. Suppression of this
freedom, whether by institutions of
the state, the officers of the
University or the actions of private
individuals, would prevent the
University carrying out its primary
functions. All members of the
University must recognize this fundamental principle and must share
responsibility for supporting,
safeguarding and preserving this
central freedom. Behavior which
obstructs free and full discussion,
not only of ideas which are safe
and accepted but of those which
may be unpopular or even abhorrent, vitally threatens the integrity
of the University's forum. Such
behavior cannot be tolpratprl "
Planning to go ahead
on three new building projects
UBC has received the green light
to begin planning of three major
construction projects that will cost
an estimated 519.5 -million.
The three projects are:
• A new building to house the
Department of Psychology, which
will cost an estimated $8,960,000;
• A new building to house the
School of Home Economics, which
will cost an estimated $3,580,000;
• A fourth-floor addition to the
three-story acute care hospital now
under construction in the campus
Health Sciences Centre to house
the Schools of Nursing and
Rehabilitation Medicine. The addition will cost -an estimated
Planning-co-ordinating committees are being established by the
University to begin preparation of
functional programs for the three
projects. The question of sites for
the buildings to house psychology
and home economics will be
studied by the University's land-
use committee.
The new facilities will provide
improved teaching and research
space for academic units that are
currently housed in scattered and
sub-standard accommodation.
The University was authorized
to proceed with the p r e -
construction phase of planning for
the projects by the Ministry of
Education on the recommendation
of the Universities Council of B.C.
Elections set fo
Nominations have been received
by the Registrar's Office for student elections to the Board of
Governors and the Senate. Advanced polls will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17, with regular polls
following on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
Nominated to represent Commerce and Business Administration
on Senate are: Bob Goodwin and
Kerry J. Kukucha, both in third-
year Commerce. One to be
elected. Graduate Studies
nominees are David W. Rowat,
Chemical Engineering, and Dave
Smith, Chemistry. One to be
elected. Science nominees are
Bruce Armstrong, Science 3, and
Gary Waters, Science 2. One to be
The following students have
been nominated to represent the
student body at large: (five to be
elected) Dave Coulson, Law 1; Don
Gillespie, Applied Science 3;
Arnold D. Etedstrom, Arts 3; Fred
Nelson, Arts 3; Chris Niwinski, Applied Science 2; Lome Rogers,
Science 3; Bruce Ross, Arts 3; Peter
Schmelcher, Applied Science 2;
Bob Staley, Arts 1; Karim Suleman,
Commerce 1.
Two students will be elected to
the Board of Governors from
among the following: Elaine
Bernard, M.A. candidate in history;
Arnold Hedstrom, Arts 3; Rob
McLauchlin, Arts 3; incumbent
Basil Peters, an MASc. candidate
in electrical engineering; Deborah
Macintosh, Lie. Acct. candidate;
Bill Pedlar, MBA. candidate; and
Paul Sandhu, Arts 4.
New faces will appear
throughout the Board of Governors
and Senate as a result of the student elections on Jan. 18 and elections by faculty and staff held
recently. Ken Andrews, an electrician in Physical Plant, was reelected by the full-time non-
faculty employees to represent
them on the Board of Governors.
The faculty elected Prof. Peter
Pearse of the1 Department of
Economics and Prof. Don Russell
of the Department of Geophysics
to the1 Board, terms commence
Feb. 1 and run for ihree years.
Eight of the 15 members of the
Board of Governors are appointed
by the provincial government and
the terms of the present eight
government appointees expired
Dec:. 31. The new appointees have
yet to be named. However, under
2/UBC Reports/Jan. 11,1978 r Jan. 17,18
the Universities Act, the present
members hold office until new
members are appointed.
About 70,000 ballots will be
mailed out next week to Convocation members to elect a new
chancellor. Nominated for that
position are Hon J V. Clyne and
Stan Persky, both UBC graduates
who have been active in UBC affairs. The new chancellor will be installed on the last day of Congregation, June 2.
Board approves
Several new appointments were
made before the Christmas season
which fill vacancies at senior
The Board of Governors approved the appointments of Prof.
Hugh Greenwood as head of
Geological Sciences and of
associate professor Brahm
Wiesman as director of the School
of Community and Regional Planning. Both appointments run to
June 30, 1982.
Prof. Greenwood, 46, earned his
Master of Applied Science at UBC
in 1956 and his doctorate at
Princeton in 1960. He joined the
UBC faculty in 1967.
Brahm Wiesman, 51, obtained
his Master of Architecture in planning from McGill University in
1950 and spent 17 years as a professional planner before joining
UBC in 1967. He had been acting
director of community and
regional planning since September,
The new director of nursing at
the Health Sciences Centre
psychiatric hospital is Sheila Ryan,
formerly associate vice-president
of nursing at the University of
Alberta Hospital in Edmonton. Ms
Ryan succeeds Prof. Helen
Gemeroy who retired last summer.
Dr. Frank Patterson, one of the
outstanding orthopedic surgeons
in Canada, has been named the
new head of the Department of
Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Patterson was acting head of
the department, succeeding Dr.
R.C. Harrison, and also served for
22 years as head of the division of
orthopedic surgery within the
Department of Surgery.
Watercolor painting of B.C.
seagulls by Prof. Sam Black
of UBC's Faculty of Education, has been added to the
collection of Canada's
National Gallery in Ottawa.
Painting will become part
of the gallery's collection of
works by members of the
Royal Canadian Academy
of Arts, which inducted
Prof. Black into its ranks in
December. Academy elects
Canadian artists who have
exhibited "outstanding
creative merit and are
acknowledged to be
masters in their particular
Inn Banham photo
Ideas and suggestions welcomed
by student services committee
An eight-member committee
chaired by Dr. Ruth White, Department of French, has been established to review the full range of
services provided to students by
the University.
The committee was set up by
President Douglas Kenny at the request of the staff committee of the
Board of Governors.
Dr. White's committee has been
asked to advise the president's office "on the range, effectiveness
and organization of those parts of
student services concerned with
career and personal counselling,
with financial assistance and with
job placement, and about
measures which might lead to
possible improvement of these services."
Included in the review will be
the Office of Student Services, the
Dean of Women's office, the
Awards Office and relevant services provided bv International
House, Student Health Services,
and the Housing Office Not included in the review are Food Services, the Registrar's Office and
the non-counselling aspects of the
Housing Office.
"I hope that all members of the
University community who have
ideas or suggestions about services
for   students   will   either   prepare
briefs or write to us asking to appear before the committee," Dr.
White said. "We are anxious to
have input from all sides, especially from students " Interested persons should write to Dr. White in
the French department.
Mediator adjourns
contract talks
Contract negotiations between
the University and the International Union of Operating
Engineers (Local 882) were adjourned without settlement Tuesday by
provincial mediator Ed Sims.
The 26 engineers involved
operate and maintain the UBC
steam plant and mechanical
systems in campus buildings. The
steam plant provides heat to UBC
Local 882, whose contract expired Dec. 31, 1977, is negotiating
for the third time under AIB
In the event that the mediator is
unable to effect a settlement and
files his report with the minister of
labor, the union would be in a position to serve written, 72-hour strike
notice on the University.
UBC Reports/Jan. 11,1978/3 Jotlces must reach Information Services, Main Mall North Admin. Bldg., by mail, by 5 p.m. Thursday ot week preceding publication ot notice.
Saturday, (an. 14
Prof Albert Breton and Prof. Raymond Breton, University of Toronto, give the
Dal Grauer Memorial Lecture on Quebec and the Dynamics of Contemporary
Saturday, |an. 21
Prof. Bharati Mukherjee, Department of English, McGill University, and Prof.
Clark Blaise, Concordia University, Montreal, on The Art of Autobiography;
Readings: "Days and Nights in Calcutta."
Both lectures at 8.15 p.m in Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre
3:00 p.m.
MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. Fred Booker, Vancouver
musician, will present a song writing workshop for voice and
guitar  6393 N.W. Marine Dr
12:30 p.m. CANCER   RESEARCH   SEMINAR.   Fernando   Salinas,   Cancer
Control Agency of B C , on Single Dose Acute Toxicity of an
Antineoplastic Candidate Drug: Dehydrovinblastine. I ibrary,
Block II, Medical Sciences Building
POETRY READING. Seymour Mayne will read from his work.
Mildred Brock Lounge, Brock Hall
3:30 p.m. LINGUISTICS COLLOQUIUM. Dr   Isidore Dyen   Linguistics,
Yale University, on Identification and Formation of Pidgins
and Creoles. Room 222.5, Buchanan Building
3:45 p.m. MECHANICAL    ENGINEERING    SEMINAR.    A      Misra,
Mechanical Engineering, UBC, on Deployment Dynamics of a
Tethered Satellite System. Room 1215, Civil and Mechanical
Engineering Building
4:30p.m. ZOOLOGY/PHYSIOLOGY  SEMINAR.   HD    Kim,   Physiology,
University of Arizona, on Membrane Transport and
Metabolism of Mammalian Red Blood Cells. Room 2449,
Biological Sciences Building
12:30 p.m. HISTORY    LECTURE.    Prot     Mic hael    Bliss,    Urmersit\    of
1 oronto, on The 'Communism' of Sir John A. and the Canadian
Manufacturers' Association: The National Policy and the
Origins of Collectivism in Canadian History. Room 102,
Buc hanan Building.
1:30p.m. ELECTRICAL   ENGINEERING   SEMINAR.   Dr    AC    Soudack,
Electrical Engineering, UBC, on Harvesting in Certain
Predator-Prey Models. Room 402, I Ice trie al Engineering
3:30 p.m. ENGLISH COLLOQUIUM. Dr   Joel  Kaplan.  English, UBC, on
The Toronto Production of the York Mystery Plays. Penthouse,
Buchanan Building
HISTORY SEMINAR. Prot Michael Bliss, Universitv of
Toronto, on Business and Conservatism in Canada: The Career
of Sir Joseph Flavelle. The Committee Room, Graduate Student Centre
4:30 p.m. ZOOLOGY SEMINAR.  Dr   W !    Keeton.   Neurobiologs   and
Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, N Y , on Pigeon Homing
— New Developments in an Old Mystery. Room 100,
Wesbrook Building
CHEMISTRY SEMINAR. Dr KR Wilson, t hemistry, University
of California at San Diego, on The Chemistry Machine: Hard
Chemistry with Plastic Computers. Room 250, ( hemistry
7:30 p.m. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. The first in a series of free
ethnographic films is Dead Birds. 6 19 \ N W   Marine Dr
12 noon DEVELOPMENTAL   MEDICINE    SEMINAR.   All    Centre   for
Developmental Medic me statt members will partu ipate in a
dis< ussion of recent publications Penthouse, second lloor,
Centre for Developmental Medic me. 81 1  W    10th Ave
12:30 p.m. NOON-HOUR   CONCERT.   Phyllis   Mailing,   mez/o-soprano,
with UBC Contemporary Players, directed bv Idiot
Weisgarber, performs Music of Crumb, Kirschner and Wilson.
Recital Hall, Music Building
SLAVONIC STUDIES LECTURE. Dr Norman Davies, S( hool of
Slavonic Studies, Universitv °f I ondon, on Poland —
Sovereign Republic or Soviet Satellite? Room 2244, Buc hanan
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18 (Continued)
12:35 p.m. FREESEE FILM SERIES presents America - A Personal History
of the United States with Alistair Cooke. Ninth in this series is
The Huddled Masses. Auditorium, Student Union Building
1:30 p.m. CHEMISTRY SEMINAR. Dr   C.t   Brion, Chemistry, UBC, on
Spectroscopic Measurements by Electron Impact. Room 225,
Chemistry Building
4:00 p.m. GEOPHYSICS    AND    ASTRONOMY   SEMINAR.    Dr     C A H
\\ alker. Geophysics ancl Astronomy, UBC, on A Quiet Revolution in Optical Astronomy — Silicon Detectors. Room 2b0,
Geophysics and Astronomy Building
SLAVONIC STUDIES SEMINAR. Dr Norman Davies, University ot London, on The Polish Szlachta — Structures, Values and
Traditions. Room  12 1b, Buchanan Building.
8:00 p.m. THE EMPIRE BUILDERS by Boris Vian opens tonight, and con
tinues until Saturday, Jan. 21. Dorothy Somerset Studio.
Fickets, $ 1 00; students, $2.00. For reservations, phone
Germanic Studies, UBC, on The National Library: What Is It,
What Should It Be. Music Room, Faculty Club
SENATE MEETING. Interested members of the University
community welcome Fickets available from Frances Medley,
228-2951 Board and Senate Room, Old Administration
9:00 a.m. MEDICAL GRAND ROUNDS. Dr   Norman C   Staub, Cardio
vascular Research Institute, University of California at San
Francisco, on Pathophysiology of Pulmonary Edema. Lecture
Hall B, Vancouver General Hospital.
12:15 p.m. BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE  SEMINAR.  Dr J    Gilbert, Audiology
and Speech Sciences, UBC, on The Iconoclast's View of
Testing Children. Children's Hospital, 250 W   59th Ave
12:30 p.m. NOON-HOUR    TRAVELS   WITH    ZOOLOGISTS.    Dr     Pille
Bunnel, Animal Resource Ecology, UBC, on Western Glory —
A Wildflower Tour. Room 2000, Biological Sciences Building
4:00 p.m. PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM. Robert Eisberg, Physics, University
of   California   at   Santa   Barbara,   on  Applied  Mathematical
Physics with Programmable Calculators. Room 201, Hennings
4:30 p.m. ANTHROPOLOGY COLLOQUIUM. Kerry Pataki-Schweitzer,
University of Papua-New Guinea, on Squatter Settlements and
Social Issues in Contemporary Papua-New Guinea. Room 20 1,
Anthropology and Sociology Building
Anatomy, McGill University, on Polypeptide-Hormone Receptors in Golgi Apparatus of Liver Hepatocytes. Lecture Hall 1,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre
7:30 p.m. SOCIAL WORK COLLOQUIUM. Prof   Ben Chud and Dr  Dick
Splane, Sc hool ot Soc lal Work, UBC, will give a preview of the
International   Soc lal   Welfare   Conference   to   be   held   m
Jerusalem in August, 1978   Lecture Hall A, School of Social
8:00 p.m. IMMUNOLOGY SEMINAR. Dr  Kwok-Choy Lee, NCI Scholar,
Department of Immunology, University of Alberta,
Edmonton, on Macrophage Subpopulations in Immune
Responses. Salons B ancl C, Faculty Club.
ALUMNI CONCERT. The performers will play Music of de
Falla, Hindemith, Faure and Vaughan Williams. Recital Hall,
Musk Building Tickets, $1, from the Alumni Association.
228-111 1
8:15 p.m. HABITAT    LECTURE.    Harry    Seidler,       Australia's    leading
arc hitec t planner, on Planning and Building Down Under:
Australia's New Settlement Strategy. Lecture Hall 1, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
3:30 p.m. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SEMINAR.  J S K   \ oong on Coal
Gasification in a Spouted Bed. Room 20b. Chemical Engineering Building
6:00 p.m. BASKETBALL,   junior   Varsity   vs    V CC.   Gym   A,   Physical
Educ ation Centre
7.30 p.m. ICE HOCKEY. UBC I hunderbirds vs  the University of Alberta
I hunderbird Winter Sports Centre
7:30 p.m. ICE HOCKEY. UhT I hunderbirds vs  the University of Albert.)
I hunderbird Winter Sports Centre
4/UBC Reports/Jan. 11,1978


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