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UBC Reports Jan 5, 1983

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Array $500,000 grant benefits UBC humanities
A $500,000 grant to UBC from the
Vancouver Foundation for the support of
the humanities will be used to purchase
library materials, fund short-term teaching
appointments at the graduate and
undergraduate levels and provide support
for pre- and post-doctoral students.
UBC has received half of a $1 million
humanities grant from the Vancouver
Foundation, the private charitable
organization established in 1943 which now
has assets of approximately $110 million.
Simon Fraser University and the University
of Victoria will each receive $250,000 from
the foundation.
UBCs President, Dr. Douglas Kenny,
said the University was deeply grateful to
the foundation for its grant, which he
described as  "both timely and significant.'
The disciplines which make up the
humanities, President Kenny said, are the
cornerstone of the Faculty of Arts at UBC
and essential to the concept of a liberal
education. They include history,
philosophy, religious studies, languages and
"In a period of financial retrenchment
Five works by virtually unknown baroque composers will be revived at an 8 p.m. concert tomorrow (Thursday) in UBC's
Music Building by an ensemble led by Prof. Paul Douglas of the music department. Details on Page 3.
UBC enrolment at all-time high
UBC's 1982-83 winter session enrolment
stands at an all-time high of 27,309
students, a 2.46 per cent increase over last
year, when 26,651 students were enrolled.
The winter session total is made up of
24,671 daytime students, 1,160
undergraduate extra-sessional students who
take courses offered in the late afternoon
and evening, and 1,478 students who are
registered for correspondence courses
offered by Guided Independent Study in
the UBC Centre for Continuing Education.
The 24,671 students registered for the
daytime winter session represent an
increase of 792 students, or 3.3 per cent,
over 1981-82, when 23,879 were enrolled.
The ratio of men to women in the
daytime student body in 1982-83 altered
only slightly compared to last year. This
year, men make up 53.25 per cent of the
enrolment total compared to 53.03 last
year, while the percentage of women
enrolled for the daytime winter session
declined slightly this year as compared to
last from 46.92 to 46.74.
UBC's grand total of 27,309 students is
made up of 23,578 undergraduates (an
increase of 1.89 per cent or 438 students
over 1981-82) and 3,731 graduate students
(an increase of 220 students or 6.2 per cent
over last year).
The enrolment total is made up of
20,690 (75.76 per cent) full-time students
and 6,619 (24.36 per cent) part-time
students who are registered for 11 units or
Many of UBC's basic degree programs in
arts, science and applied science showed
healthy enrolment increases in 1982-83.
The number of students enrolled for
engineering degree programs is up 7.4 per
cent from 1,724 to 1,853 students; the
number of students enrolled for Bachelor
of Arts degree programs is up by 6.9 per
cent or 340 students over last year;
enrolment in the Bachelor of Medicine
degree program is up 7.94 per cent, partly
as the result of an increase in the size of
the first-year class from 120 to 130
students; and Faculty of Science enrolment
is up 7.05 per cent from 3,616 students last
year to 3,871 in 1982 83.
Here are faculty-by-faculty enrolment
totals for the daytime winter session
(1981-82 totals in brackets):
Agricultural Sciences — 394 (395);
Applied Science, including architecture
and nursing) - 2,560 (2,425); Arts,
including home economics, librarianship,
archival studies, social work and diploma
Please turn to Page 2
and increasing emphasis on career-oriented
university programs, the trustees of the
Vancouver Foundation have had the
wisdom and foresight to provide support
for academic studies which are essential to
the mission of this University."
Dean Robert Will, head of UBC's
Faculty of Arts, said initial discussions
within his faculty had identified four areas
where support was needed to strengthen
studies in the humanities.
He said he anticipated that expenditures
of $100,000 or more would be made in
each of the following areas in 1983  84.
1. The University Library. Dean Will
characterized books and periodicals as    the
stock in trade" of studies in the
humanities, providing for the present and
future needs of both students and scholars.
Retrenchment, inflation and the
declining value of the Canadian dollar
have all taken their toll on the Library's
budget for purchases in recent years,"
Dean Will said, "and book acquisitions in
particular have fallen drastically."
2. Part of the Vancouver Foundation
grant will also be used to appoint sessional
lecturers and teaching assistants on a
temporary basis to reduce class sizes in
humanities subjects and to resume
instruction in a few areas where it has
ceased or is about to cease.
3. The arts faculty will also use part of
the grant to bring to UBC senior or well-
established academics to assist in graduate
teaching and supervision in areas which
need to be strengthened as the result of the
retirement or resignation of senior faculty
4. The Vancouver Foundation grant
would also be used to appoint post-doctoral
teaching fellows and pre-doctoral research
Appointments in both categories relate
to the need to encourage university-level
teachers who will be needed in the future
to replace retiring faculty members, Dean
Will said.
At present, there are very few jobs for
newly graduated Ph.D.'s. he said, and the
foundation grant would enable UBC to
hire up to five post-doctoral teaching
fellows who would be engaged in research
in association with a faculty member while
holding a teaching post.
A number of research assistantships
would be offered to pre-doctoral graduate
students in the humanities as well, Dean
Will said.
Appointments made in these categories
are intended to bring opportunities in the
humanities into line with those in the
natural sciences, Dean Will said.
In announcing the grants, Vancouver
Foundation executive director Dr. J. David
McGann said the foundation's board, at its
final 1982 meeting, "looked at available
funds in the light of major concerns we've
had about the economic problems facing
universities, especially as they affect studies
in languages, history, philosophy and the
other courses in the humanities, which are
not only at the traditional core of
university learning but which are also the
basis for all other higher education.
"The importance to the community over
the long pull of maintaining these
programs of study, backed by strong
library resources, is something our board
did not want to sec overlooked at this
time. UBC Reports January 5, 1983
Major changes may be coming
Two UBC committees have been
established to recommend changes in the
University Act, the provincial legislation
that outlines the makeup and powers of
governing bodies at B.C.'s public
The committees are a response to signals
from Victoria that the government may
propose major changes in the act, possibly
during the spring session of the B.C.
. Legislature.
Dr. Patrick McGeer, the provincial
minister of universities, science and
communications, has already received one
submission for changes in the act from the
Universities Council of B.C., the
intermediary body that stands between the
public universities and the provincial
That submission, based partly on
interviews conducted by a Council member
with the presidents of the three public
universities, is described as "cosmetic" and
chiefly concerned with "housekeeping
■ matters," by Council chairman Dr.
William C. Gibson.
He told UBC Reports that the minister
had now indicated to the Council that an
extensive overhaul of the act was planned.
Dr. Gibson said another round of
discussions would be carried out with
university presidents by Council member
Mrs', fee'ndina Hamilton, who prepared the
earlier report submitted to Victoria.
Dr. Gibson declined to speculate on
what sections of the act were under
consideration for revision or why the
government felt it was necessary to revise
the present act, which came into force in
- The first indication that the government
was planning to amend the act came last
summer when Dr. McGeer publicly invited
suggestions for changes.
UBC's response to the call for
recommendations for changes hasbeen tp^
establish committees hy President DougFas
Kenny and by the UBC Senate, which
approved formation of an ad hoc
committee at its December meeting.
The six-member presidential advisory
committee is chaired by Dean Peter Burns
of the Faculty of Law. Other members are
Dean Peter Lusztig, of the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration,
Dean Robert Will of the Faculty of Arts,
Dean Daniel Birch of the Faculty of
Education, Dean Peter Larkin of the
Faculty of Graduate Studies, and Dr.
Michael Shaw, UBC's vice-president
academic and provost.
The Senate committee, which will be
made up of members to be suggested by its
nominating committee in January, was
established as the result of a motion
proposed by Prof. Jonathan Wisenthal.
The Senate committee would prepare
recommendations for submission to the
ministry, he said, and might want to find
out what sorts of changes the minister had
in mind so that Senate could prepare an
appropriate response.
Prof. Wisenthal said the changes to the
act which the government has in mind
could be major revisions that would alter
the relationship between the universities
and the government or between the
universities and the Universities Council.
Presumably, he said, Senate would have
strong views about the proper relationship
that ought to exist between the universities
and the provincial government.
"It may be," he added, "that the
changes we suggest could be of a very
minor nature, but I think we ought to be
prepared for all eventualities ..."
His motion to establish the ad hoc
committee received wide support from Senate
and was approved without a dissenting vote.
In addition to outlining the
governmental structure of the universities
and describing the powers of the Board of
Governors, the Senate and the president,
the act also provides for the Universities
Council and sets out its powers as well as
those of the Joint Board of Teacher
Education, which is empowered to make
recommendations to the universities on the
curriculum and facilities of faculties of
Co-op expansion approved
The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences has
joined Engineering and Forestry to become
the third faculty participating in cooperative education at UBC.
Senate approved a proposal at its
More flexibility
introduced in
Fine Arts
Students in the Department of Fine Arts
will soon have more flexibility when
choosing their academic programs.
When UBC's Senate met in December, it
gave academic approval for the addition of
seven new courses, the deletion of three
courses and adjustments in course title and
description for 17 others in the
Dr. James Caswell, who heads the fine
arts department, said that the purpose of
the changes was to sharpen the definition
of the undergraduate program and to
increase offerings in non-Western areas
such as Asian and pre-Colombian art.
"We're trying to double the number of
courses offered while keeping, t{j,e same
number of faculty members by offering
courses in alternate years," he said. "I
think it will result in a more coherent
program with greater flexibility for
Senate, Board
approve change
in Library rule
Faculty members who fail to pay fines
imposed by the Library now face loss of
their borrowing privileges.
A motion to this effect was carried
unanimously by Senate Nov. 17 and
confirmed by the Board of Governors at its
December meeting.
Library loan regulations already state
that borrowing privileges may be
suspended if bills for the replacement of
unreturned books are not paid, but fines
could be ignored.
Approved by Senate was a change in the
regulation, to read:   "Borrowing privileges
may be suspended for failure to pay bills
for replacement or fines."
The regulations also apply to students,
but students must settle all outstanding
fines before being allowed to register each
December meeting from the agricultural
sciences faculty to establish a co-op
education program, which involves the
placement of students in study-related work
situations for three consecutive summers.
Maryke Gilmore, co-ordinator of the
Office of Co-operative Education on
campus, said that 12 work placements had
already been found for the summer of '83
and that she expects the number to rise to
approximately 75 when the program is in
full operation.
The work placements are listed in the
UBC Course Calendar as Agricultural
Sciences 199, 299 and 399. Students are
required to submit a technical report each
summer, and although no academic credit
is given for participation in the program, a
notation appears on students' final
transcript   to indicate completion of the
three summer placements.
Senate approves
Ph.D. program
UBC's Senate gave academic approval at
its Dec. 15 meeting to a new Ph.D.
program in the School of Audiology and
Speech Sciences.
The Senate Curriculum Committee said
in its report to Senate that McGill
University is the only Canadian university
currently offering a Ph.D. degree in
audiology and speech sciences, and that
there is a strong need for another doctoral-
level program in this field.
Admission to the new program will be
based on a first-class average in nine units
of relevant graduate and senior
undergraduate work and a master's thesis
"of high quality which gives clear evidence
of superior research ability."
Continued from Page 1
programs — 6,069 (5,771); Commerce and
Business Administration —  1,733(1,718);
Dentistry, including dental hygiene —
200 (203); Education, including physical
education and recreation education —
2,808 (2,948); Forestry - 378 (367);
Graduate Studies - 3,721 (3,507); Law -
683 (684); Medicine, including medical
laboratory science and rehabilitation
medicine — 952 (974); Pharmaceutical
Sciences - 334 (358); Science - 3,871
(3,616); Qualifying year - 40 (57);
Unclassified - 860 (789); Auditors and
senior citizens — 69 (67).
UBC's official enrolment figures, like
those of other Canadian universities, are
struck on Dec. 1 each year.
TA union to vote on UBC salary offer
Members of UBC's teaching assistants'
union will vote next week on a one-year
contract which will see their salaries
increase by an average of 6.38 per cent.
The union's negotiating committee and
the University signed a memorandum of
agreement for a new contract on Dec. 22.
The union had served 72-hour strike notice
on the University on Dec. 15.
Under the new contract, which would be
retroactive to Sept. 1, 1982, the salary for
a Graduate Teaching Assistant I, the top
union classification, would increase from
$5,880 to $6,255 for 384 hours of work
during a UBC winter session.
Salaries for other categories in the union
would be as follows (current salaries in
brackets): Graduate  Teaching Assistant
II       $6,020 ($5,660); Undergraduate
Teaching Assistant       $3,020 ($2,840); and
Marker "    $2,895 ($2,720).
Meanwhile, the question of salary
increases for UBC faculty members has not
been totally resolved. Compensation
Stabilization Program Commissioner Ed
Peck has asked the parties to refer the
question of the University's ability to pay to
the arbitrator. Vancouver lawyer Ronald
Holmes, who handed down his original
award last August. Mr. Peck has also asked
for additional information on the inequity
and anomaly portion of the arbitrated
However, an interim six-percent salary
increase was included in faculty salaries at
the end of November.
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Ptggy Irving
25-Year Club
Two members of UBC's 25-Year Club
for campus employed staff retired recently.
The retirees were Don Pearce, field
manager in the Department of Plant
Science, who was at UBC for more than 35
years, and Peggy Irving, who retired after
25 years of service.
Mr. Pearce, who is a former president of
the 25-Year Club, began his career at UBC
in the Department of Agronomy in 1947.
He became a senior technician in plant
science in 1957 and was promoted to field
manager in 1970.
Mrs. Irving joined UBC in 1957 as
secretary in the Department of
Bacteriology and became secretary to the
dean of Arts in 1964. She was appointed
administrative assistant to the dean in 1965
and senior administrative assistant in 1973.
A 22-year employee of the University,
Maurice Symonds of the chemistry
department, will reach the age of
retirement on Feb. 28. He joined the
department in 1961 as a senior technician
and was appointed an engineering
technician in 1978.
Board, Senate
elections set
for Jan. 17,18
UBC students will go to the polls Jan. 17
and 18 to elect representatives to the Board
of Governors and the Senate, the two main
governing bodies of the University.
Nominated for two positions on the
Board are: Margaret Copping, third-year
Arts; Dave Frank, fourth-year Science; and
George T. McNabb, first-year Law.  Those
elected will take their place on the Board
at its meeting on Feb. 3 and will serve for
one year.
Elections will be held in seven faculties
for representatives on Senate, UBC's
academic parliament. In addition, 15
nominations have been received for five
Senate reprcsentatives-at-large.
Elected by acclamation are students
from the following five faculties:
Arts      Renee Comesotti; Commerce and
Business Administration       Brock Smith;
Dentistry      Terrancc Blasco;
Medicine       Mike McCann; and
Pharmaceutical Sciences      Dan Rimek.
Under the University Act, students elect
a total of 17 persons to Senate, one from
each faculty and five Senators at-large,
who take their seats in April for one year.
An advance poll for the election will be
held Jan. 17, followed by regular polling
on Jan. 18. UBC Reports January 5, 1983
Newly discovered works highlight concert
Music that hasn't been heard for more
than 200 years will be revived at UBC
tomorrow night (Thursday) when the
Vancouver Baroque Ensemble plays five
18th-century chamber works for flute.
Leading the ensemble at the 8 p.m.
concert in UBC's Music Building will be
Prof. Paul Douglas of UBC's music
department, who found the works in three
major European musical archives while on
study leave in 1979-80.
The works to be performed by the
ensemble have been selected by Prof.
Douglas from about 50 compositions which
he found in musical libraries in France,
Germany and Austria.
Prof. Douglas, who teaches the flute and
chamber music generally to music
department students, said he went to
Europe for the express purpose of seeking
out the manuscripts or published first
editions of 18th-century chamber music for
flute by a number of obscure 18th-century
"I knew the compositions existed," Prof.
Douglas said, "because there are references
to them in the literature of the day.
There's no problem gaining access to the
works because each of the archives has a
card catalogue of its holdings, much like
the card catalogue in our own UBC
"Once you've identified what you want
to see, the archive librarians bring the
manuscripts to you and will arrange to
have copies made of those you want to take
away for study or editing."
Musical archives contain a vast store of
works by lesser-known composers, Prof.
Douglas said, and it's been his experience
that much of it deserves to remain
unknown. "I've simply rejected many works
for which we have references," he said,
"because it's apparent, once you see the
manuscript, that it's not of a sufficiently
high standard to be considered for revival."
The 50 or so works he brought back
from Europe are of a sufficiently high
standard to warrant study, editing and,
possibly, publication. Prof. Douglas said.
"Listeners will find they are charming and
graceful works by composers who were
either in the Baroque tradition or who
were flirting with the new musical forms
that were to become part of the classical
music tradition."
The compositions also have value for
teaching and research purposes, Prof.
Douglas said. Students of the flute have to
learn a standard repertoire of works by
such great names as Bach and Mozart, he
said, and it stimulates their imaginations
and gives them a sense of accomplishment
if they occasionally get an opportunity to
play a composition that hasn't been
performed for some 200 years.
"And pieces by obscure composers can
sometimes provide clues about where the
great composers got their ideas and
training," he said. "Mozart, for instance,
had to study with someone and it's
important that scholars see and hear the
sources from which he sprang."
Tomorrow night's concert will open with
a trio sonata for two flutes and continuo by
Jacob Kleinknecht, whose music falls into
the same category as Carl Phillip
Emmanuel Bach, one of the leading figures
in the transition period from the baroque
to the classical.
This will be followed by a sonata for
flute and continuo by French composer
Michel Blavet, one of the leading flautists
of his day, who was invited to the court of
Frederick the Great to compose and teach
his patron the flute. Blavet declined the
appointment and remained in Paris as the
chief flautist for the Paris opera.
The third work will be a trio sonata by
Amandus Ivansciz, a late baroque
composer flirting with the classical
tradition. What makes this work very
unusual, Prof. Douglas said, is the role
given to the viola, which in those days was
not often regarded as a solo instrument but
was assigned the role of a "servant- or
filler-type instrument."
The fourth work on the program is a
concertino by Johan M. Molter, a highly
respected musician in his day whose chief
claim to fame is that he was among the
first musicians to compose concertos for the
The Molter composition is for a very
unusual combination of instruments — two
flutes, two horns and continuo.
After intermission, the ensemble will
play the major work of the concert, a
seven-movement nocture for flute, viola
Graduate student in music, Heather Chesley, gave quick lesson in bassoon
playing to B.C. Open Learning Institute director Ronald Jeffels just before
Christmas, when he came to UBC to present $2,000 prize to the talented
instrumentalist from the University Scholarships of Canada Foundation. Mr.
feffels is a director of the foundation, a non-profit corporation that serves as
administrator for University Scholarships.
and horn by Franz Hoffmeister, who was a
friend and collaborator of Mozart's.
Prof. Douglas is also editing a number of
works by Blavet, Molter, Ivansciz and
Hoffmeister, among others, for publication
by firms in Ottawa and London.
"Editing is a very specialized task that
aims at making a composition useful for
modern performance purposes," Prof.
Douglas said. "I found that the
unpublished manuscripts I brought back
contained many, many musical errors,
missing bars, and inconsistencies in
articulation and dynamics. It takes a good
deal of musical detective work to put the
piece together in a consistent way so that it
can be performed."
Performing with Prof. Douglas at
tomorrow night's concert will be Prof.
Hans-Karl Piltz, viola (and also a member
of the UBC faculty); Brian G'Froerer and
Bill Rasmussen, horns; Ross Carstairs,
flute; Audrey Nodwell, cello; and James
Bailey, harpsichord.
Former UBC
chancellor dies
Dr. Allan M. McGavin, Chancellor of
the University from 1969 19' 1972 and a    '
member of the Board of Go'verribrs for
eight years, died on Dec. 8 at the age of
In addition to his close association with
the University as a member of its Board,
Dr. McGavin served as co-chairman of the
3-Universities Capital Fund, which raised
$21 million for new buildings and other
facilities at UBC, Simon Fraser University
and the University of Victoria from 1964
Dr. McGavin first joined the Board as an
appointee of the provincial government in
1966. Three years later he was elected
Chancellor by the Convocation of the
University, which meant that he was a
member of both the Board and Senate of
the University. He was reappointed to the
Board by the provincial government in
1972 and served as Board chairman until
Dec. 31, 1974.
Following his term on the Board, Dr.
McGavin remained closely associated with
the University as a member of its Health
Sciences Centre management committee
and in recent years was active in raising
funds for the chair in geriatrics in the
Faculty of Medicine.
He was widely known for his outstanding
record of community service. In addition
to his services to the University, he was
active on behalf of amateur athletics,
acting as vice-president of the Canadian
Olympic Association, chairman of the Pan-
American Games Committee for Canada
and as an organizer of the 1954 British
Empire Games held in Vancouver.
Dr. McGavin is survived by his wife,
Beatrice, and two sons, Gerald and Brian,
both of Vancouver.
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the weeks of Jan. 23 and Jan. 30,
material must be submitted not later than
4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13. Send notices to
Information Services, 6328 Memorial Rd. (Old
Administration Building). For further
information, call 228-3131.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Performance by Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin,
winner of the sixth Eckhardt-Gramatte National
Music Competition. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Men's and Women's Volleyball.
UBC women vs. the University of Regina at
7:30 p.m. UBC men vs. Dalhousie University at
8 p.m. War Memorial Gymnasium.
Geological Sciences Lecture.
Landslides in the Canadian Cordillera. Dr.
Stephen G. Evans, Geological Survey of Canada,
Ottawa. Room 330A, Geological Sciences
Building. 1:30 p.m.
Faculty Recital.
Eighteenth-century works newly discovered and
edited by Paul M. Douglas. Music of Blavet,
Ivanschiz, Kleinknecht, Molter and Hoffmeister.
Played by Paul Douglas, flute; Hans-Karl Piltz,
viola; and Brian G'Froerer, horn; with members
of the Vancouver Baroque Ensemble. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
Lecture and Seminar.
How Not to Talk About an Issue: The
Creationist-Evolutionism Debate. Lecture by
Prof. Huston Smith, Thomas J. Watson
Professor of Religion and Distinguished
Professor of Philosophy, Syracuse University, at
12:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. Followed by a
seminar in Room 3219 in the Biological Sciences
Building at 2:30 p.m. with Dr. Smith and Dr.
Dan Brooks, Zoology; Dr. Gaalen Erickson,
Science Education; and Dr. Steve Straker.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
A Life Worth Living. Ethical Dilemmas Posed
by Severe Birth Defects. Film and discussion.
Dr. P. Baird, Medical Genetics, UBC.
Parentcraft Room, Grace Hospital. 1 p.m.
Geological Sciences Lecture.
Some Problems of Geotectonics Viewed from the
North Cascades. Prof. P. Misch, University of
Washington. Room 330A, Geological Sciences
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Economics Seminar.
Tests for Additive Heteroscedasticity. Adolf
Buse, University of Alberta. Room 351, Brock
Hall. 4 p.m.
Purcell String Quartet.
Music of Haydn, Mozart and Weisgarber,
played by Sydney Humphreys, violin; Bryan
King, violin; Philippe Etter, viola; and Ian
Hampton, cello; with Ronald de Kant, guest
clarinetist. Tickets are $7 each or $18 for a
series of three. Discount prices for students and
seniors. For information, call 921-8464 or
228-3113. Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
Men's and Women's Basketball.
Women's team meets Trinity Western University
at 6:45 p.m. Men's team vs. the University of
Western Washington at 8:30 p.m. War
Memorial Gymnasium.
Early Music Recital.
Nigel North, lute and early guitar. Tickets are
$8.50; $6 for students and seniors, and are
available at the UBC Music Building, the Magic
Flute and Sikora's Classical Records. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
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Classics Lecture.
The Development of the Homeric Question:
Mycenaean Studies and Grote's 'Independent
Evidence'. Prof. Thomas G. Palaima, Classics,
Fordham University, New York. Sponsored by
the Committee on Lectures. Room 102, Lasserre
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Performance Improvement of a Duel Fuel
Engine by the Use of Supercharging. A. Jones.
Room 1215, Civil & Mechanical Engineering
Building. 3:15 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Inverse Sturn Liouville Problems. Dr. John
Paine, Mathematics, SFU. Room 229,
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Biochemistry Colloquium.
Polyamines: Unique Indicators of Health and
Disease. Dr. Diane Russell. University of
Arizona. Lecture Hall 4, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
Physiology Seminar.
Neuroendocrine Control of LHRH in the Rat.
Dr. P. Leung, Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
UBC. Seminar Room 2605, Block A, Medical
Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Archaeological Institute of America
(Vancouver Society) Lecture.
Materials for Mycenaean Writing. Thomas G.
Palaima, Classics, Fordham University, New
York. Theatre, Museum of Anthropology.
8 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Mechanisms of Plant Cell Growth. Dr. L. Taiz.
Thimann Laboratories, University of California,
Santa Cruz. Room 3219, Biological Sciences
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Assertiveness Training Workshop.
Basic Assertiveness for Women. An introductory
three-session workshop that will include some
focus on learning to say no, and strategies for
dealing with criticism. For information, call
228-2415. Room 106A, Brock Hall. 12:30 p.m.
Science in Society Series.
Urea-formaldehyde Foam Insulation: An
^EJUMtpte'o'r'the Effects of Inadequate Standards
Affecting the Public. Prof. David Cohen,
Faculty of Law, UBC. Lecture Hall 3,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
12:30 p.m.
Institute of Asian Research Seminar.
Family and Household in Changing Japan.
Kumi Kumagai, Ohira Commemorative
Program in Japanese Studies. For further
information, call 228-4688. Seminar Room 604,
Asian Centre. 3:30 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture.
Macrolide Pheromones of Grain Beetles. Prof.
C. Oeschlager, Chemistry, SFU. Room 250.
Chemistry Building. 4 p.m.
Biochemistry Colloquium.
Cyclic Nucleotide Cascade of Vision. Dr. Lubert
Stryer, Stanford University. Lecture Hall 5.
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
4 p.m.
Gerontology Lecture.
Sociology of Aging. Interrelations of Life
Course, Cohorts and Family Career Perspectives.
Roy H. Rodgers, Home Economics. Lecture hall
3, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
7 p.m.
Canadian Medical and Biological
Engineering Society Meeting.
CO2 Monitoring and its Application in the
Operating Room. Dan Laurenzio, Hewlett-
Packard (Canada) Ltd. Salons B & C. Faculty
Club. 8 p.m.
Pharmacology Seminar.
Molecular Aspects of Ischaemic/Reperfusion
Injury in the Anaesthetized Rabbit. Margo
Moore, Pharmacology, UBC. Room 114,
Block C, Medical Sciences Building. 12 noon.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Finney, Persichetti and Leslie Mann.
Performed by Hans-Karl Piltz, viola, and Robert
Rogers, piano. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Anatomy Seminar.
Regulation of Spontaneous Beat Rate in Heart
Cell Aggregates: Antagonistic Effects of Insulin
and Concanavalin A. Dr. Sygrid Myrdal,
Anatomy, UBC. Room 37. Anatomy Building.
12:30 p.m.
Informal Discussion Group.
The Brown Bag Lunch Group. Students bring
their own lunch at these weekly informal
discussions focusing on topics of interest to
mature women students. Returning women
students invited to join. For information, call
the Women Students' Office at 228 2415.
12:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Films.
The Object Lesson and The False Mirror, two
films on Rene Magritte. Showings at 12:40, 2:40
and 3:40 p.m. Room 104, Lasserre Building.
12:40 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
High Velocity Fluidization        A Description of
the Turbulent and Fast Fluid Bed Regimes and
a Perspective on Industrial Application. Clive
Brereton, Chemical Engineering. UBC. Room
206, Chemical Engineering Building. 2:30 p.m.
Frederic Wood Theatre.
Six Characters in Search of an Author, by Luigi
Pirandello opens tonight and continues until
Jan. 22 (except Sunday). Tickets are $6.50;
$4.50 for students and seniors. For reservations,
call 228-2678. Frederic Wood Theatre. 8 p.m.
Pharmacology Seminar.
Conjugates of Autacoids as a New Class of
Drugs. Prof. Kenneth L. Melmon, Medicine,
Stanford University. Room 114, Block C,
Medical Sciences Building. 12 noon.
Institute of Asian Research Seminar.
Demography and The Family in Japan. Kumi
Kumagai, Ohira Commemorative Program in
Japanese Studies. For further information, call
228-4688. Seminar Room 604, Asian Centre.
12:30 p.m.
Plant Science Seminar.
Agricultural Modernization in Northern China
— A Personal Perspective. Dr. Michael D. Pitt,
Plant Science, UBC. Room 160, MacMillan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Lecture.
The Age and Evolution of the Yukon Tanana
Terrain in S.E. Yukon Territory. Dr. J.
Mortensen, UBC. Room 330A, Geological
Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Test Anxiety Workshop.
The Women Students' Office begins a five-week
workshop on Self-Management of Test Anxiety.
Group size limited. Pre-registration necessary at
the Women Students' Office in Room 203 of
Brock Hall. For information, call 228 2415.
Room 223, Brock Hall. 1 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Atomic Hydrogen on the Surface of Superfluid
4He: Sticking Probability and Polaronic'
Behavipur. Dan Zimmerman, UBC. Room 318,
Hennings Building. 2:30 p.m.
Statistics, Commerce and
Management Science Seminar.
Bounded Influence Regression. Dr. William S.
Krasker, Business Administration, Harvard
University. Room 1214, Scarfe Building.
3:30 p.m.
Physiology Seminar.
Sensory Inputs to Identified Cortical Neurons in
Relation to Proposed Specificities of Cortical
Columns. Dr. P. Zarzecki, Physiology, Queen's
University. Seminar Room 2605, Block A,
Medical Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Canada West Basketball
Western Canadian university teams play today
and on Friday and Saturday. All day. War
Memorial Gymnasium. For details, call
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Neuropathologic Studies and Arthrogryposis.
Dr. Sterling Clarren, University of Washington.
Parentcraft Room, Grace Hospital. 1 p.m.
Faculty Club.
Wine Tasting and Dinner. Cost for wine tasting
is $4.50, $12.50 for dinner. Reservations
required. Faculty Club. 6 p.m.
Women's Junior Varsity team play Vancouver
Community College. War Memorial
Gymnasium. 2 p.m.
Out-to-Lunch Phycologists.
Reproduction in the Kallymeniaceae: Theme
and Variations. Dr. Gayle Hansen, Friday
Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington.
Room 3000, Biological Sciences Building.
12:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Dr. Bernard ShizgaK Chemistry, UBC. Room
229, Mathematics.Building. 3:45 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Mitosis in Diatoms: An Excellent Model System
for Studying Mitotic Mechanisms. Dr. J. Pickett
Heaps, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental
Biology, University of Colorado. Room 3219,
Biological Sciences Building.  12:30 p.m.
Practical Writing Lecture.
Transferring Technology. Wayne Wickens, B.C.
Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Room 201,
Computer Sciences Building.  12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture.
The Role of Paper and Polymers in Electronic
Printing.  Dr. Robert Marchessaull,  Xerox
Research Centre of Canada. Room 250.
Chemistry Building. 4 p.m.
Gerontology Lecture.
Aging and the Family. Roy H. Rodgers, Home
Economics. Lecture Hall 3, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 7 p.m.
Pharmacology Seminar.
Biodegradation of Enkephalin: Involvement of
Psychoactive Agents and Neurotransmitters. Dr.
Alexander Jakubovic, Neurological Sciences,
UBC. Room 114, Block C, Medical Sciences
Building. 12 noon.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Music of Beethoven, Strauss, Schubert, Faure
and Warlock. Performed by Donald Brown,
baritone and Jane Coop, piano. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Anatomy Seminar.
The Medical Curriculum: Alternatives for UBC.
Dr. Gordon Page, Educational Support and
Development, Medicine, UBC. Room 37,
Anatomy Building. 12:30 p.m.
Asian Studies Seminar.
Fire and Rain: On the Burning of Human
Victims to Seek Rain as Seen in the Shang
Dynasty Oracle-Bone Inscriptions (in Chinese).
Prof. Qiu Xigui, Peking University. Seminar
Room 615, Asian Centre. 3:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
Towards a Consensus of Opinion. Christian
Genest, Mathematics, UBC. Room 308, Angus
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Faculty Recital.
Harpsichord Music of the French Baroque.
Music of de la Guerre, Couperin and Forqueray.
Performed by Doreen Oke, harpsichord. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Asian Studies Seminar.
Archaeological Materials and Research on Pre-
Han and Han Texts: Recent Work in the
People's Republic of China (in Chinese. English
interpretation by Prof. Jerry Schmidt). Seminar
Room 604. Asian Centre.  12:30 p.m.
Essay Anxiety — Composition Skills.
Nancy Horsman of the Women Students' Office
will give three one-hour workshops to help
students increase their skills in preparation of
essays. They will be held three Thursdays: Jan.
20 and 27 and Feb. 3. For information, call
228 2415. Room 212B, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Lecture.
Hydraulic Factors and Sampling Problems
Related to the Dispersion of Scheelite in
Drainage Sediments, Clea Property, Yukon
Territory. D. Saxby, UBC. Room 330A,
Geological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Orientational Phase  Transition of H2
Monolayers Adsorbed on Graphite. Philip
Kubik, LIBC. Room 318. Hennings Building.
2:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Update on Neurological Aspects of Learning
Disorders. Dr. J. Crichton, Pediatrics, UBC; and
Update on Genetic Aspects of Learning
Disorders. Dr. B. McGillivray, Pediatrics, UBC.
Parentcraft Room. Grace Hospital. 1 p.m.
Petroleum Geology Lecture.
Development and Distribution of Rift Systems.
Dr. Kevin Burke. Slate University of New York
at Albany. Room 330A, Geological Sciences
Building. 4 p.m.
Ice Hockey.
UBC Thunderbirds vs. the University of
Calgary. Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre.
8 p.m.
Women's Volleyball.
Thundervolley tournament. All day. Play
continues on Saturday, Jan. 22. For details, call
228-2531. War Memorial Gymnasium.
Ice Hockey.
UBC Thunderbird.', vs. the University of
Calgary. Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre.
Notices   .   .   .
Walter Gage Memorial Display
A memorial display honoring former UBC
president Walter Gage has been set up in the
lower hall of the Mechanical Engineering section
of the Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Faculty and Staff Exercise Classes
Exercise classes for men and women take place
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from
12:30 to 1:05 p.m. Fee is $15, payable in Room
203 of the War Memorial Gym. For more
information, call 228-3996
Social Work Programs
The School of Social Work is offering
continuing education courses from February to
May on the following topics: Working with
Families of the Chronically 111; Team Building;
Working with Hard to Reach Families; and
Couple Therapy: A Multi Generational
Approach. For more information, call 520-5472,
local 4601.
Museum of Anthropology
Exhibitions: Sensibilities: Unsuspected
Harmonies in Multicultural Aesthetics — until
April 17.
Sunday Programs: Clowns Garbanzo and Koko
will perform in the Great Hall and Theatre
Gallery on Feb. 6 and 13. and March 13,
20 and 27.
On Feb. 20, 27 and March 6, artists from the
Sensibilities exhibit will be on hand to meet the
Guided Gallery Walks: Guided Gallery Walks
are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30
to 3:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 11.
Free Identification Clinics: Bring.your
collectibles to the museum for assistance in
identification and conservation. Jan. 25, Feb.
22, March 29 and April 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Field Study Course: Peruvian Textiles:
Continuity and Acculturation. For more
information call 224-9253.
The Museum of Anthropology is open from
noon to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, noon to 5 p.m.
Wednesday through Sunday and is closed
Mondays. Admission is free on Tuesdays. For
more information, call 228-5087.
Museum Gift Shop Sale
The Museum of Anthropology gift shop is
currently holding an after-Christmas sale of
selected items.
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