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to Royal
Four UBC faculty members are
among 57 new fellows inducted into
the Royal Society of Canada.
They are: James Allan Evans, Dept.
of Classics, Vinod Modi, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stephen Calvert,
Dept. of Oceanography, and James
Hogg, Dept. of Pathology.
The Royal Society, with more
than 1,300 members, is Canada's
most distinguished learned society. It was founded in 1882 to
promote learning and research in
the arts and sciences.
Evans is one of Canada's leading
experts in the study of ancient history, and the culture of the Greco-
Roman and Byzantine worlds. The
author of four major books and many
articles, his work on the historians
Procopius and Herodotus in particular has established him as a leading
Modi is known internationally for
his outstanding contributions to satellite dynamics, aircraft design, indus-
See SOCIETY on Page 2
Royal Inspection
Pholo hy Martin LXv
Prince and Princess Takamado of Japan, along with guide Josephine Bridge (right), stop to inspect one ofthe many lanterns in the Nitobe Memorial
Garden during a recent walking tour. Their Imperial Highnesses were taking part in a ground-breaking ceremony for the $1-million renovation
ofthe garden due to start in October. The enhancement is linked to a planned new Centre for Japanese Research. See story, page 5.
Shad Valley earns Conference Board kudos
The Shad Valley program has won
a national award for excellence in business/education partnerships from the
Conference Board of Canada.
of service to UBC find recognition in the 25-Year Club.
Around & About, page 3
CAMP GOODTIMES: A summer camp for children with
cancer helps otherwise normal kids cope with stresses
of their disease. Page 6
DROPPING OUT: An Education prof examines many of
the myths surrounding
school dropouts. Page 8
Draft Policies and Procedures on Conflict of Interest
and the Case Statement for
the World of Opportunity
Campaign are presented in
two pull-out centre sections.
Shad Valley is a unique Canadian
summer program that promotes science, technology and entrepreneur-
ship for selected teenagers from across
the country.
It is financed entirely by tuition
fees and sponsoring organizations,
some of whom provide employment
as part of the sponsorship.
The Shad Valley program wascited
for its degree of innovation and effectiveness, the amount of positive change
introduced by the partnership, and the
contribution ofthe partnership to last
ing relationships between education
and business.
"Shad Valley has been called the
finest program of its type in Canada,"
said Ron Foreman, an associate professor in the Botany Dept. and director
of Shad Valley UBC.
"What this award does is acknowledge that."
Shad Valley was created in 1981
by the Canadian Centre for Creative
Technology at the University of Waterloo. Since then, the program has
graduated more than 2,500 students.
Foreman said sponsors are involved
at all levels of the program, from offering labs and seminars to contributing faculty, guest speakers and judges
for student projects. They also assist
in the promotion and expansion ofthe
UBC's contribution includes access to virtually all facilities including
scientific labs, meeting space, computing facilities and volunteered faculty and staff time.
"The university administration,
along with the deans of Science and
Applied Science, have been instrumental in ensuring the success of this
program at UBC," said Foreman.
Stuart Smith, the former chairman
of the Science Council of Canada,
says Shad Valley is without peer in the
western world.
"I, for one, feel much more confident about Canada's prospects now
that I see governments, industries and
educators taking seriously the central
role of technology." said Smith.
"The Shad Valley program is a
See SHAD on Page 2
Future fuzzy for computers
The future is fuzzy. Fuzzy logic,
that is.
The new technology that gives
computers the ability to reason like
humans is set to transform our world
— from everyday consumer products to industrial processes, some of
which are being developed at UBC.
Conventional computers use binary logic which operates in terms of
black and white, with no shades of
grey in between. They falter when it
comes to dealing with concepts that
are relative, subjective or vague, such
as fast, slow, better and tall.
Fuzzy logic gives computers the
ability to make intelligent decisions
based on knowledge and experience,
taking into account the imprecision
and ambiguity ofthe real world and of
human thinking.
Imagine owning these "smart"
— A fuzzy TV set that automatically increases its brightness as the
room grows darker and increases the
volume when the viewer moves farther from the set
— A fuzzv dishwasher that senses
how many dishes are loaded and
how dirty they are, adjusting the
soap, water and wash time accordingly
—A fuzzy toaster that adjusts the
heat and toasting time depending on
the type of bread and the user's previous preferences
— A fuzzy video camera that
automatically senses and compensates forthe hand jitters ofthe operator.
If you live in Japan, all of these
products are already available.
See FUZZY on Page 2
Members ofthe Faculty Association have ratified a two-year
agreement with the university.
It provides a 3.5 per cent general
wage increase on July 1, 1991, and a
one per cent general wage increase
on April 1. 1992. There is no wage
increase for 1992-93. The agreement
also provides for career progress,
merit anomaly and inequity awards,
and improved maternity leave.
A full breakdown of the agreement will be detailed in the July
16 issue of UBC Reports. 2    UBC REPORTS June 18.1992
Campaign targets eye care
Eight-month-old Kately n was born
with retinoblastoma, a type of eye
cancer which generally occurs in childhood.
Her mother has lost one eye to the
disease and Katelyn's grandmother,
who also developed retinoblastoma as
a child, has lost her sight completely.
Katelyn has been receiving medical therapy on a regular basis. So far,
the treatment is working. But without
the eye care research that made early
detection of the disease possible, she
may have been facing blindness in
order to save her life.
In support of the type of research
that is helping Katelyn and so many
others, UBC's Dept. of Ophthalmology has launched a $3.2-million fund-
raising campaign called Vision 20/21
Eye Care.
Partners in the joint project are the
Eye Care Centre and the Ophthal
mology departments of St. Paul's
Hospital, University Hospital and
Vancouver General Hospital. Contri-
E   Y   E   C   A   R   E
butions to the campaign will also go
toward new treatment facilities and
education programs.
"Most British Columbians are unaware that eye research is not funded
by the B.C. medical plan," said John
Pavlovich, executive director of the
"Only current care, such as doctors'
Shad students to
converge on UBC
Continued from Page 1
a leader, indeed a pioneer in
this respect and should command our recognition, pride and
The Shad Valley program brings
together 10 staff members and approximately 50 students from grades
11 and 12 at each of the eight host
Fifty-two teenagers will converge on UBC June 28th for their
Shad Valley experience this year.
For four weeks, they will participate in highly intensive hands-on
laboratory work, seminars and
projects while attending lectures
in computing, entrepreneurship,
mathematics, science and technology.
The workload spans 16 hours a
day, seven days a week.
Students are also expected
to invent, design, build a prototype and develop a business plan
for a product as part of the entrepreneurship activities. More
than 100 enterprises have been
established by Shad Valley
grads, including Minotaur Software, which in turn became a
Most Shad Valley graduates conclude the program with a five-week
work session at various government
and private-sector job postings.
Michael Mustard of West Vancouver summed up his 1991 Shad
Valley experience this way:
"Shad Valley is a beginning.
When you leave, whole areas of the
future you never knew existed will
be opened up before you."
"With the strength of it behind
you, there is nothing you cannot
visits, is covered. That's why we have
no option but to fund raise for eye
research, which is crucial, if we are to
achieve the type of medical advancements that save lives or eyesight."
The campaign will help fund new
centres for geriatric and paediatric
ophthalmology, expansion of the basic research facility at the Eye Care
Centre, a new centre for Ocular Immunology and a chair in Ophthalmology to be located at UBC.
The chair wi 11 be named i n honor of
Stephen Drance, former head of the
university's Ophthalmology Dept. It
is a project of UBC's A World of
Opportunity fund-raising campaign.
More than $1.5 million in pledges
to Vision 20/21 Eye Care have been
received to date, including a total of
$300,000 donated by UBC-affiliated
ophthalmologists — the largest per
capita pledge of any faculty in the
university's history.
Continued from Page 1
trial aerodynamics, alternative energy
sources, and biomechanics. He has
helped improve artificial heart valves
and the accuracy of space probe trajectories and has contributed to space shuttle and space platform systems.
Calvert is Canada's pre-eminent marine geochemist and is known for his
exceptional contributions to the study of
chemical and mineralogical transformations of sediments following their deposition on the sea floor. His current work is
focusing on the mode of formation and
preservation of organic-rich sediments
and on the global oceanic carbon cycle.
Hogg is one ofthe world's leading
lung pathologists. His work has been
cited more than 2,500 times since
1980. Among his many accomplishments, he was the first to determine
the site of airway obstruction in
chronic bronchitis and emphysema,
pointing out the importance of small
airway inflammation in this disease.
Photo by Martin Dee
Pharmaceutical Sciences Dean John McNeill (left) and former
Dean Bernie Riedel prepare to tee off at the third annual
pharmacy golf tournament named in Riedel's honor. The event
was held June 1 and raised more than $30,000 for the faculty's
chair in pharmacy administration.
Pharmaceutical chair
receives endowment
The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences has received a gift of $500,000
from business leader Tong Louie toward the endowment of a chair in
pharmacy administration.
Pharmacy administration, the
study of legal, ethical, social and
economic aspects of pharmacy,
"is concerned with the evolving
concept of pharmaceutical care
and the role of pharmacists in our
health care system," said John
McNeill, dean of the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences.
He said the chair is crucial to the
further development of pharmacy administration at UBC.
"It will make this university a
leader in pharmaceutical education,
and assist in the necessary expansion
of undergraduate and graduate education."
McNeill added that the chair will
provide expertise needed for practitioners to upgrade their knowledge, as
well as help inaugurate research leading to improved pharmaceutical serv
ices to the public.
"Perhaps, in the long term, it will
also assist in containing health care
costs," he said.
Louie, chair and chief executive officer of H.Y. Louie Co.
Ltd., graduated from UBC in 1938
with a degree in Agriculture. He
is also chairman, president and
chief executive officer of London
Drugs Lid., and vice-chairman
and director of IGA Canada Ltd.
Louie was inducted into the
Order of Canada in 1989 and received an honorary LLD from
UBC the following year. He was
appointed to a three-year term on
UBC's Board of Governors in
December, 1990.
The $1-million chair was initiated in 1983 by Bernie Riedel,
former dean of the faculty, and
later became a project of UBC's
A World of Opportunity fund-raising campaign.
Louie's $500,000 donation will
be matched by the provincial government.
Fuzzy logic finds application in salmon industry
Continued from Page 1
"Fuzzy is a household expression
in Japan. It is used in TV commercials," said Clarence de Silva, a professor in UBC's Dept. of Mechanical
Engineering. "Unfortunately, it is not
as commonly known here."
De Silva believes that Canada should
get on the fuzzy logic bandwagon to reap
the economic benefits.
To help spur interest in this technology, he and BCIT's Maria Bojadziev
are organizing the Second B.C. Workshop on Intelligent Control and Applications, to be held July 13-15.
"It's not all that difficult to add
fuzzy logic to already existing machines and it doesn't require large
amounts of capital. It's better to do it
here than have it imported," he said.
The potential for further applications is endless, he adds. Last year
alone, Japanese manufacturers filed
more than 100 patent applications
based on fuzzy logic theory.
Intelligent control can also be successfully adapted to a variety of large-
scale applications including
robotics systems, process
plants, manu-
fac t u ri n g
ground transportation systems and environmental control devices.
The Japanese have
adopted fuzzy
logic with such
gusto that
many people
believe it is
their invention,
said de Silva,
but it is not. The
man who pioneered the concept is Lotfi Zadeh, who
will speak at the conference.
Zadeh is the director of the Berkeley
Initiative in Soft Computing at the Uni-
Photo by Gavin Wilson
Mechanical Engineering Professor Clarence de Silva and the "high
tech iron butcher" that uses fuzzy logic to make fine adjustments to
salmon processing equipment.
versity of California, Berkeley. He first
published his theory of fuzzy sets and
fuzzy logic in 1965, but it is only recently that this technology has been
widely accepted and implemented.
De Silva's
work looks at
how advanced
such as vision,
robotics and intelligent control
can improve
yield and make
the Canadian
fish processing
industry more
methods of
salmon results
in about five per
cent of the fish
being wasted, a
total loss to the industry of about $25
million each year. As de Silva points
out, even a reduction in waste of one
percent would mean annual savings of
$5 million.
His vision system uses a camera and a
computer to instantly analyse the images
of the fish as they race by on a conveyer
belt at a rate of two per second.
Then, using a knowledge base of information about fish that de Silva and his
students have built up, the intelligent
control system determines the best place
to cut. Robotics do the actual work, using
special V-shaped cutters that minimize
wasted fish meat.
This "high-tech iron butcher" has a
hierarchical control system that uses
fuzzy logic to monitor process conditions and make necessary adjustments.
De Silva is also one ofthe featured
speakers at the conference, which will
be held at the Sheraton Villa in
Burnaby. The conference is sponsored
by UBC, SFU, BCIT, Dean of Applied Science Axel Meisen, CICSR
Director Jim Varah, and the B.C. Advanced Systems Institute.
For more information, call Maria
Bojadziev at the BCIT Technology
Centre, 432-8761. UBC REPORTS June 18,1992       3
UBC profs coach academic Olympians
A pair of UBC professors will
help coach Canadian high school science teams at the International Chemistry and Physics Olympiads this summer.
The Olympiads are demanding
academic competitions that bring together teams of students from around'
the world each year for more than a
week of labs, exams and social events.
Gordon Bates, an associate professor in the Dept. of Chemistry, will
accompany the chemistry team to the
international finals in Pittsburgh, Pa.
and Washington, D.C, July 11-22.
Christopher Waltham, an assistant
professor in the Dept. of Physics, will
go with the physics team to Helsinki,
Finland, July 4-13.
Literary magazine
ranked among best
Prism International, UBC's magazine of contemporary writing, is
among select company.
The 33-year-old publication is on
a distinguished list of 26 North Ameri-
' can magazines recognized recently
as those best reflecting current literary culture.
The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire,
The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine
-?'  and Playboy were among others cited
by Writer's Digest as leaders in im-
'  portant and innovative fiction.
"Magazines that appear both here
and in the Fiction 50 should be considered the best of the best," the
editor of Writer's Digest wrote in the
publication's June issue.
Started in 1959 by group of writers which included poet Earl Birney,
Prism has published works by
Margaret Laurence, Margaret
Atwood, George Ryga, Tennessee
Williams and Jorge Luis Borges.
Keith Maillard, Prism's advisory
editor, said the magazine continues
to attract talented new authors, particularly in the spring during its
annual fiction contest. Winning entries are featured in a special edition
each year.
Maillard added that the magazine receives submissions of poetry, drama, fiction and creative
non-fiction from countries
throughout the English-speaking
world. It also publishes works in
"We try to live up to our international mandate," said Maillard. "But
regardless of where the works originate, Prism attracts a uniformly excellent selection of literature."
Published four times a year at UBC s
Dept. of Creative Writing, Prism is
edited by graduate students and is
funded through the department.
Prism was the only Canadian magazine to be included in the Writer's
Digest list.
A total of nine high school
students — five in physics, four
in chemistry — were chosen for
the teams from the ranks of 40
students invited to the National
Olympiad'Finals held at UBC in
The chemistry team members are:
James Baughan, Calgary; Roman
Elinson, Thornhill, Ont.; Dileepan
Joseph,    Winnipeg;    and    Sean
Margison, Abbotsford.
The physics team members are:
Adrian Dunn, Lakefield, Ont., Mark
Hamilton, Port Coquitlam; Patrick
Premont, Valleyfield, Que.; Paul
Tupper, Vancouver; and Wei Yu,
Students in high schools across
the country are involved in the Olympiads from September, when the UBC
professors and others involved in re
gional programs start sending them a
series of tests and problems to work
The students also toured laboratories and other facilities while they
were at UBC.
"We hope that this will not
only keep them interested in science, but could encourage them
to enrol in science at UBC," said
Benefactor honored
Photo by Martin Dee
Canada's Communications Minister Perrin Beatty (left) and UBC benefactor Walter Koerner examine
the National Lescarbot Award trophy presented to Koerner earlier this month at UBC's Museum of
Anthropology. Koerner was one ofthe first two recipients ofthe award which recognizes "outstanding and
sustained contribution to the Canadian cultural sector." Koerner has supported the museum since its
inception 45 years ago. His contributions include a masterpiece collection of Northwest Coast Indian art
and a collection of European ceramics, one of the finest of its kind in North America.
Around & About
A Thousand Years of Service to UBC
"We are a community of scholars, of students, of teachers and of
researchers. But we are also a community of unsung heroes. The support staff at this university is every bit
as important to the educational process as the teachers, the students, the
researchers andthe administrators."
President David Strangway, UBC
Spring Congregation, May 26,1992.
* * *
The University of B .C.' s 25-Year
Club welcomed 43 new members to
its ranks last month. Collectively,
these new members represent 1,075
years of service to UBC. More than
that, they represent much ofthe spirit
and tradition ofthe university.
Most of these staff are probably
not widely known on campus, but
many of the names have a familiar
ring, and three of the inductees are
among the most famous of all UBC
In October, 1970, UBC President Walter Gage directed Col. John
McLean, director of the Personnel
Dept., to create a club for staff members with 25 years of uninterrupted
service to the university. There were
15 charter members.
Now, 22 years later, the ranks have
swelled to almost 300.
One of the new members feels a
special bond with the university's
alumni. Isabel Galbraith, supervisor
of records in the Development Office,
maintains the database of information
on all UBC graduates.
'To me this hasn't been a job, "
Galbraith says. "It's been a love of-
keeping track ofthe alumni, knowing
where they're going, what they're
doing. We get information on marriages, careers; it's kind of their stories. Sometimes it's like having
100,000 children."
Someone who has seen both his
unit and the campus's research.capa-
bilities grow tremendously is Richard
Spratley, director of the Office of Research Services. From its founding as
a two-person operation, Research
Services has grown to an office of 10,
in addition to spinning off the Industry
Liaison Office.
Spratley says this corresponds directly with UBC's increasing emphasis on becoming a world-class research
"Since I enrolled in first-year
classes in 1956, I've watched the uni-
* versity grow from something very
small into a major research institution," he says. "It's really an exciting
time to be at UBC."
Spratley' s eyes really light up when
he speaks of a.tradition and a spirit
sparked in him by his first-year math
professor, Walter Gage — that of ensuring that a student's first year at
UBC is a positive experience.
"Walter had a very strong influence on me," Spratley says. "He kept
teaching first-year math all along. In
addition to my work with Research
Services, I still teach first-year Chemistry. I passionately believe that students are what universities are all
Three new members of the 25-Year
Club rival Gage or any other UBC
figure for fame and affection. While
the names Anita Long, Doris Long
and Delia Lynch may not spark instant
recognition on campus, the words Bus
Stop Ladies certainly do. To multiple
generations of faculty, staff and students who dined at the old Bus Stop
Cafeteria and were invariably and indiscriminately addressed as either
"love" or "duck," memories of the
beloved Bus Stop Ladies will always
be among the most pleasant recollections of campus life. Whether you had
a term paper due the next day or had
just ended a romance, the Bus Stop
Ladies made the university a brighter,
friendlier place.
Congratulations to all 43 new members of the 25-Year Club. You have
enriched the university with your contributions.
New Members of the UBC 25-Year Club
The 1992 inductees are:
Douglas Van Camp, Campus Mail
Muriel Dyson, Dentistry
Isabel Galbraith, Dev. Office
Catherine Nesbitt, Elect. Engineering
Robert Seeley, Financial Services
Ricardo Daponte, Food Services
Anita Long, Food Services
Doris Long, Food Services
Delia Lynch, Food Services
Bryon Cranston, Geolog. Sciences
Marija Locki, Housing & Conf.
Els Mol, Human Resources
Janice Austin, Library
John Campbell, Library
Leonard Drakes, Mech. Engineering
Sheelagh Clements, Medicine
Horst Tump, Metals & Materials Eng.
Megan Deary, Microbiology
Ronald Mercer, Occ. Health & Safety
David Ridout, Occ. Health & Safety
Arjoon Ramnarine, Oceanography
Hermann Bless, Physics
Manfred Heinrich, Physics
Margaret Dunne, Plant Operations
Manfred Laub, Plant Operations
Ron Lott, Plant Operations
James Maxwell, Plant Operations
Alfred Mueller, Plant Operations
Arthur Murtland, Plant Operations
Antonio Rebelo, Plant Operations
Margaret Rogers, Plant Operations
Hans Ruger, Plant Operations
Michael Streeter, Plant Operations
Vasilios (Bill) Tsonis, Plant Ops.
Leroy Scrubb, Plant Science
Danielle Wenkstern, Psychiatry
Brian Moorhead, Psychology
Frances Medley, Registrar's Office
Richard Spratley, Research Services
Maureen Douglas, Science
James Jamieson, Stud. Couns. & Res
Madeleine Bicknell, Surgery
Carol Bird, University Comp. Serv. 4    UBC REPORTS June 18.1992
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June 21
July 18
Oceanography Seminar
Investigating Tropical Ocean-Atmosphere
Coupling Using Observational Data: The
Inverse GHI Problem. Myles Allen. Hooke
Institute, Oxford U. BioSciences 1465 at
3:30pm. Call 822-2828.
Obstetrics/Gynaecology Grand
Shaughnessy Hospital Gynaecology Morbidity And
Mortality Review. Dr. John
Booth/Dr. John Tome.
University Hospital,
Shaughnessy Site D308 at
8am. Call 875-3108.
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Surgical Care For Children In BC -
Lessons From The Past - Designs
For The Future. Prof. Phillip
Ashmore, Surgical/Thoracic Surgery.
G.F. Strong Auditorium at 9am. Call
Health Care/Epidemiology
New Approaches To Assessing Clinical
Competence Of Physicians. Dr. Gordon
Page, director, Education Sciences.
James Mather 253 from 9-10am. Call
Health Promotion Research
Health Promotion In Quebec: Why It
Never Really Caught On. Prof.
Michel O'Neill, School of Nursing;
co-director, Groupe de Recherche et
d'lntervention en Promotion de la
Sante (GRIPSUL), Laval U., Quebec. IRC #3 from 4-5:30pm. Admission free.  Call 822-2258.
Regent College Evening Public
Theological Priorities For Eastern
Europe In Days Of Upheaval. Dr.
Carl E. Armerding, prof, of Old Testament, Regent College and Schloss
Mittersill, Austria. College Main Floor
Auditorium from 8-8:50prrr. Discussion follows. Admission free. Call
UBC Reports is the faculty and
staff newspaper of the University
sf British Columbia. It is published monthly in the summer
months of June, July and August
l>y the UBC Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver, B.C, V6T 1Z2.
Telephone 822-3131.
Advertising inquiries: 822-6163.
Managing Editor: Steve Crombie
Ass't Editor: Paula Martin
Production: Bill Jamieson
[Contributors: Ron Burke, Connie
FfflettL Abe Hefter, Charles Ker,
and Gavin Wilson.
jAl     Please
For events in the period July J 9 to August 15, notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar forms no
later than noon on Tuesday, July 7, 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 July 16. Notices ezxeeeding
35 words may be edited. The number of items for each faculty or department will be limited to four per issue.
VST Summer School Public
Do You Enjoy Your Faith? Madeleine
L'Engle, author. Vancouver School
of Theology's Epiphany Chapel at
7:30pm. Adults $10, students/seniors/unemployed $5. Free parking.
Call 228-9031.
Regent College Evening Public
The Role Of Women In Worship In The
Old Testament. Dr. Bruce Waltke, prof, of
Old Testament, Regent College. College
Main Floor Auditorium from 8-8:50pm.
Discussion follows. Admission free. Call
|     TUESDAY. JillV7   1
VST Summer School Public
Reversing Directions In The
Economy: A Christian Challenge.
Dr. John B. Cobb, Jr., professor
emeritus, School of Theology at
Claremont. Vancouver School Of
Theology's Epiphany Chapel at
7:30pm. Free parking. Call 228-
WSWBMBt. =.-■•■•*!'-
Regent College Evening Public
Christian Worship: Is This
One Of God's Terrible
Springtimes? Dr. Donald
Hustad, senior professor,
Church Music, Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary. College Main Floor Auditorium from
8-8:50pm. Discussion follows. Admission free. Call 224-3245.
VST Summer School Public
Psalms: From Ancient Prayers To A
Book Of Scripture. Dr. Gerald
Sheppard, assoc. prof, of Old Testament, Emmanuel College, Toronto.
Vancouver School Of Theology's
Epiphany Chapel at 7:30pm. Free
parking.  Call 228-9031.
Regent College Evening Public
Teach Us To Care And Not To Care.
The Rev. Dr. Eugene Peterson, visiting professor of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary; prof, of Spiritual
Theology, Regent College. College
Main Floor Auditorium from 8-
8:50pm. Discussion follows. Admission free.  Call 224-3245.
VST Summer School Public
Early Christian Creation Spirituality. Dr.
Harry O. Maier, post-doctoral fellow, Vancouver School of Theology's Epiphany
Chapel at 7:30pm. Free parking. Call
Regent College Evening Public
Evangelism In Eastern Europe. Dr. Peter
Kuzmic, director, Evangelical Theological Seminary, Osijek, Yugoslavia. College Main Floor Auditorium from 8-8:50pm.
Discussion follows. Admission free. Call
Board Of Governors' Meeting
UBC's Board of Governors meets in the
Board Room, second floor of the Old
Administration Building, 6328 Memorial
Rd. The open session starts at 9am.
VST Summer School Public
The Book Of Revelation And First Century Astronomy. Dr. Bruce J. Malina,
professor of Biblical Studies, Creighton
U., Omaha. Vancouver School Of Theology's Epiphany Chapel at 7:30pm. Free
parking. Call 228-9031.
Health Services/Policy Research Seminar Series
Recent Health Policy Reform Initiatives
In New Zealand. Prof. Laurence
Malcolm, head, Community Health,
Wellington School of Medicine, U. of
Otago, NZ. IRC 414 from 12-1:30pm.
Call 822-5992.
Honorary Degrees Nominations
The Tributes Committee is now accepting
nominations for honorary degrees for
1993. Nominations or requests for forms
should be mailed to the Ceremonies Office, Room 214, Old Administration Building. Deadline for nominations is Aug. 30,
1992. Call 822-2484..
UBC Campus Tours
Free walking tours of the
campus are available
through Aug. 28. Drop-in
tours leave the SUB on
weekdays at 10am and
1pm and take about 90
minutes. Highlights include gardens,
galleries, museums and recreational facilities. Specialized/shorter tours for
seniors, children and others. Call 822-
Campus Tours For Prospective Students
School And College Liaison Office provide tours of the campus most Friday
mornings for prospective students. Brock
Hall 204D at 9:30am. Advance registration required. Call 822-4319.
Library Tours -
Tour Main and other libraries on campus
July 7-10, July 14 and 21 at 10:30am and
2:30pm. Main Library Entrance Hall.
Duration 30 minutes. Call Sheryl Adam at
UBC Bookstore's Annual
Sidewalk Sale
Starts June 19-Aug. 1 from
10am-4:30pm, rain or
shine.    Call 822-2665.
Voices From The Picket Line
The Centre for Research in Women's
Studies/Gender Relations is interviewing
union women involved in the March strike
at UBC. Call Alexa at 822-9171.
Fine Arts Gallery
Roy Kiyooka's "Hoarfrost Paintings."
Open Tues.-Fri. from 10am-5pm. Saturdays 12-5pm. Free admission. Main
Library. Call 822-2759.
Frederic Wood Theatre Performance
The House Of Blue Leaves by John Guare,
directed by Simon Webb. June 25-July 8;
in repertory July 9-Aug. 1. Frederic Wood
Stage at 8pm. Adults $10, students/
seniors $8. Call 822-2678.
Executive Programmes
Business seminars. July 6-7: Management Strategies for the Multicultural
Workplace, $795. Call 822-8400.
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.
English Language Institute
English-speaking families needed to host
international students participating in ELI
programs for periods of two-six weeks.
Remuneration $21/night. Call 222-5208.
UBC Daycare Centres
UBC daycare centres have space available immediately for 4-year-olds. Call
Sexual Harassment Office
Advisors are available to discuss questions and concerns on the subject. They
are prepared to help any member of the
UBC community who is being sexually
harassed to find a satisfactory resolution. Call Margaretha Hoek at 822- •
Exercise/Weight Management
Sedentary female volunteers 25-49 years,
20-50 lbs overweight and tired of dieting
required to participate in a three months
exercise intervention study. Call 822-
High Blood Pressure Clinic
Volunteers (over 18 years) needed,
treated or not, to participate in clinical
drug trials. Call Dr. J. Wright in Medicine
at 822-7134.
Seniors Hypertension Study
Volunteers aged 60-80 years with mild to
moderate hypertension, treated or not,
needed to participate in a high blood
pressure study. Call Dr. Wright in Medicine at 822-7134.
Drug Research Study
Male and female volunteers required for
Genital Herpes Treatment Study. Sponsoring physician: Dr. Stephen Sacks,
Medicine/Infectious Diseases. Call 822-
Heart/Lung Response Study *    ,
At rest and during exercise. Volunteers -
aged 35 years and up of all fitness levels
required. No maximal testing. Scheduled
at your convenience. Call Marijke
Dallimore, School of Rehab. Medicine,
Women, Work And Stress
Secretarial/clerical workers needed to
participate in a study investigating the
problems and methods of coping with
work related stress. Call Karen Flood in
Counselling Psychology at 822-9199.
Retirement Study
Women concerned about retirement planning needed for an 8-week Retirement
Preparation seminar. Call Sara Cornish
in Counselling Psychology at 931-5052.
PMS Research
Volunteers needed forastudy
of an investigational medication to treat PMS. Call Doug
Keller, Psychiatry, University
. Hospital, Shaughnessy Site at 822-7318.
Teaching Spouses Memory
If your spouse has memory problems and
you want to learn some techniques to
help, call Karen or Monica at 822-2140.
Stress/Blood Pressure Study
Leam how your body responds to stress.
Call Dr. Wolfgang Linden in Psychology
at 822-3800.
Surplus Equipment Recycling
Facility (SERF)
Used rebuilt IBM Selectric II correctable
typewriters for $400, while supplies last.
Disposal of allsurplus items. Even/Wednesday, 12-5pm. Task Force Bldg.,2352 Health
Sciences Mall. Call 822-2813.
Botanical Garden
Open daily from 10am-6pm. Free admission Wednesday. Call 822-4208.
Nitobe Garden
Open daily from 10am-8pm. Freeadmission Wednesday. Call 822-6038. UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
The following points are
drawn from the Policy and
Procedures on Conflict of
Interest to enable quick
reading. Please refer to
the policy and procedures
for more complete guidelines and in-depth explanations.
The work we do at UBC, faculty and staff
members alike, involves many different
interests - those of students, parents, the
business community, the disciplines
practiced, the educational system in British Columbia, donors, vendors, the health
system, all levels of government, other
Canadian and international universities
to name a few. The policy and procedures on conflict of interest are intended
to assist members in their dealings with
these various communities and the multitude of potentially conflicting interests.
Conflict of interest is a breach of an
obligation to the University that has the
effect or intention of advancing one's
own interest or the interests of others in
a way detrimental to the interests or
potentially harmful to the integrity or fundamental mission of the University.
Conflicts of interest and the appearance
of conflicts of interest must be avoided.
Members of faculty and staff are expected to conduct themselves at all times
with the highest ethical standards in a
manner which will bear the closest scrutiny, and are responsible for seeking
guidance from the appropriate source
before embarking on activities which
might be questionable.
Administrative heads of units and persons charged with significant responsibility will take immediate and appropriate
action when they become aware of violations of the policy or its procedures.
Teachers should avoid conflicts of interest which may impede or compromise
their responsibility to instruct and evaluate students in a fair and effective manner. The power imbalance which exists
between instructor and student is not to
be used for personal benefit.
Since members of the university community build on each other's research,
creative and professional work of distinction, they are mutually dependent on the
honesty and care with which they conduct such work and report results. Particular concerns include:  Service as a
Referee; Ethical Traditions of the Discipline; Recognition of Scholarship; Independence in Choosing Licensees; Business Involvement in Research Field; Payment of Research Honoraria.
Full-time appointments involve a year-
round commitment to teaching, research,
service, support activities, and participation in the life of the University. Outside
professional activities involve the same
kind of specialized skills and knowledge
that the faculty or staff member practices
in the employ of the University. The
essential principle on commitments to
tasks outside the responsibilities of members to the University is that the University responsibilities must be completely
A faculty or staff member approached
to serve as a member of a board has
the duty to consult in advance of acceptance with the department head and
dean. Unless appointed as a representative of the University, and recognized and recorded as such by the
University, a faculty or staff member
serving on the board of an outside
organization does so in his or her individual capacity.
Acceptance of gifts for personal use
from people who do business with the
University could impede the objectivity
of members and create a conflicting
obligation to that person contrary to the
obligation to UBC. For this reason,
whenever a member is about to be
offered a gift, he/she should initiate a
discussion with the University so that
the issues surrounding obligation may
be completely disclosed and approval
obtained before a personal benefit is
The responsibility rests with individuals
to disclose whenever they have influence over a decision about a proposed
contract between UBC and a company in
which they have substantial holdings and
to withdraw from the UBC decision-making process.
UBC equipment, materials, supplies and
services are for University use and not
for the personal use of members of faculty or staff.
Faculty and staff members should refrain from soliciting clients for private
practice through connections at the Uni-
June 18, 1992
Dear Colleagues:
This re-draft of the policy and procedures on conflict of interest is
the result of substantial consultation with the University community
since its last publication in January. I would like to take this
opportunity now to thank all of you who made suggestions on the
original draft. The Vice Presidents and I found them most useful in
our deliberations about revisions.
As I noted at that time, a number of current UBC policies touch on
conflict of interest issues, but they do not address the broad range of
topics of concern to UBC and its faculty and staff. Bringing these
matters together in a policy statement with comprehensive procedures to support it will increase consistency across campus, provide
formal records where needed, and provide protection for both
individuals and UBC. This draft is intended to replace existing
policies PeB-7 (Honoraria Paid from Research Contracts and from
Other Funding Agreements to Members of Faculty), PeB-8 (Honoraria to Full-Time Members of Faculty from University Funds), PeB-
9 (Faculty and Staff Contracting Work with the University), PeB-16
(Outside Professional Activities), PeB-20 (Grant Funds - Nepotism),
PeB-25 (Monies Deposited to University Accounts by Members of
Faculty), and PeB-26 (Honoraria in Specific Purpose Research
Please take the time to review this re-draft and provide your advice
on any elements which you feel could be improved. Input will be
most helpful if received by June 30. Please address your submissions
to Libby Nason, Provost's Assistant, c/o the President's Office.
Yours sincerely,
David W. Strangway
A faculty or staff member is not permitted
to use for personal gain information not in
the public domain acquired as a result of
a faculty or staff member's University-
supported activities.
There are situations when certain information about the affairs of the University
within knowledge of members of faculty
and staff is confidential and is not to be
disclosed to others.
Members of the University community may
express theiropinions outside the University
with the same freedom as other citizens.
Such expressions are solely the responsibility of the individual, and the University assumes no responsibility for them, except for
statements issued on behalf of the University by those so authorized to act by the
University administration.
The University takes every precau
tion to guard against favouritism in
hiring. Members must be scrupulously fair and honest in ensuring
that positions are well advertised
and that appointments are offered
always to the best-qualified available candidates.
All members who are in a position to
influence a decision about a purchase/
sale must disclose in writing any personal material interest and withdraw
from the decision-making process, if
that is deemed appropriate.
Although interest from UBC's external community about the teaching and research programs is welcome, decisions concerning the academic affairs of the University are to
be made through the appropriate,
established bodies and authorities,
and not be solely responsive to external pressures. Page 2
"From their beginnings, universities have accepted the
responsibility for preserving and advancing formal
knowledge. The University
of British Columbia has
shared this responsibility
since its founding. Now
with the development of a
knowledge-intensive society, the crucial function of
the university to preserve
and extend our stock of
knowledge grows ever more
-Second to None, the UBC Mission
The University is a forum for critical
discussion and debate and a locus
of unbiased inquiry. It is responsible for advancing and disseminating knowledge. It is important to
retain the public's trust and confidence in order to play such a role.
The University expects each of its
members - faculty and staff - to act
ethically and with integrity. Among
these obligations, members acting
on the University's behalf must
avoid ethical, legal, financial or other
conflicts of interest.
Conflict of interest is a breach of an
obligation to the University that has
the effect or intention of advancing
one's own interest or the interests of
others in a way detrimental to the
interests or potentially harmful to the
integrity or fundamental mission of
the University. Conflicts of interest
and the appearance of conflicts of
interest must be avoided.
Cases fall into three categories:
those which require disclosure,
those which also require prior approval and those which are prohibited. Since the possibilities for
conflict of interest are almost limitless and cannot all be covered in
procedures, members are expected to conduct themselves at
all times with the highest ethical
standards in a manner which will
bear the closest scrutiny, and are
responsible for seeking guidance
from the appropriate source before embarking on activities which
might be questionable.
This policy is meant to protect both
the individual and the institution.
Guidelines have been developed
about the acceptability of certain
activities in the following areas:
extra-university activities, financial
and non-financial benefits, confidential information, favouritism in
employment, scholarly activity, purchasing and selling activities, teaching, and external relations.
Administrative heads of units and
persons charged with significant
responsibility will take immediate
and appropriate action when they
become aware of violations of the
policy or its procedures.
University teachers should avoid
conflicts of interest which may impede or compromise their responsibility to instruct and evaluate students in a fair and effective manner. The power imbalance which
exists between instructor and student is not to be used for personal
Where there is uncertainty about
the existence of a conflict of interest, or about how to avoid it, it is the
responsibility of the teacher concerned to seek consultation with
the administrative head of unit.
Students enrolled in courses of
teachers who know them in an
extra-University context (eg. relative, friend, acquaintance):
• When a close personal relationship between a teacher and
a student which might appear
to compromise the objectivity
of the teacher develops, it is
the responsibility of the teacher
to disclose the matter to the
administrative head of the unit
and to cooperate with measures for avoidance of the conflict of interest that the administrative head considers appropriate.
• When avoidance of apparent
conflict of interest would be
unfair to a student (e.g. because a particular course is
required for their program), administrative heads of units
should make arrangements for
independent evaluation of the
student's work and address
perceptions otherstudents may
have regarding fairness and
impartiality, as appropriate, for
the protection of the student,
the teacher and the University.
Apparent exploitation of students
to be avoided:
• engaging students to perform
services of any kind for the
teacher where there is an apprehension that failure to comply will result in a biased evaluation.;
• failure to give proper recognition to any reliance on the ideas,
work or assistance of students
or failure to obtain, where appropriate, prior permission for
the use of work done or results
obtained by students;
• use of students as human
subjects in experiments where
there is a reasonable apprehension that to refuse will affect their academic standing;
•excessive assignment of medical students to routine clinical
service duties for which payment is received from the Medical Services Association by a
hospital or supervising physician;
• student employment by a faculty-owned company, unless
the following conditions are in
• the student is under no obligation to engage in such work;
• the student's performance in
such work has no bearing on
academic standing;
• the student is reimbursed at
market value for the work performed and/or receives other
significant benefit, e.g. the work
is relevant to the student's academic/professional training;
• providing students to local
employers under the guise of
work experience where they
receive no, or less than competitive remuneration, or when
such situations do not enhance
the student's educational experience through opportunities
to acquire/apply/test knowledge;
• encouraging graduate students to prolong research well
beyond the point where a satisfactory thesis could be generated in order to further the
research career of the faculty
Concerns about personal financial
benefit when dealing with students:
• Frequently the best text for
a course is a book written by
the faculty member giving the
course. While there is a personal benefit from the sale of
such books, the selection of
textbooks and other instructional aids for the course is to
be based on the best for the
course of study, and not on
the personal benefit to the
• The sale of lecture notes at a
profit by the instructor rather
than through the Bookstore or
Departmental Office;
• The acceptance of money
from a student for tutoring by a
faculty member or the acceptance of money or significant
gifts from any student or potential student;
•The conferring of money, privileges or benefits upon students
with whom the teacher has an
extra-University connection. An
example of this would be to
choose, from the student body,
a relative to be a research assistant .
Since members of the university
community build on each other's
research, creative and professional
work of distinction, they are mutually dependent on the honesty and
care with which they conduct such
work and report results. Members
can foster an environment characterized by openness of communications and interdependence of
thought and work by promoting
honesty and appropriate ethical
research behavior, and by discour-
aging misconduct, unethical
behavior and irresponsible research, creative or professional
Conflict of interest in the conduct
and reporting of research/crea
tive/professional work can take
many forms. In addition, the University's commitment to liaise with
industry and transfer technology
will often result in arrangements
which are potential conflicts of
The following categories illustrate the range of situations
which faculty and staff members should recognize as potential conflicts of interest and
are not an exhaustive list of all
types of conflict of interest situations in the areas of research
and industry liaison.
Since the academic community
relies heavily on peer review for
evaluation of research, an ethical
burden falls on the shoulders of
referees. In the role of referee,
the researcher could attempt to
take advantage of the knowledge
gained through the review processes associated with research
proposals to agencies and submissions to journals and other
For example...
• It could be a conflict of interest
if research applications and reports are not handled expeditiously, and the content of such
applications and reports not
treated confidentially and honestly.
• Use of applications and reports for purposes other than
the review is considered a conflict of interest.
On certain matters, members of
a discipline or field of study may
have vested interests that correspond to the interests of a researcher who is under review,
which are conflicts of interest in
the adjudication of ethical issues.
As leaders in their fields, members of the University community
are expected to offer their expertise; however, when the University is investigating allegations of
possible unethical conduct arising internally, the views of scholars with a vested interest should
be balanced with views from outside the field or discipline. For
example, it could be considered a
conflict of interest for the issues
surrounding the use of human
subjects in research to be decided solely by researchers who
use human subjects in their work.
It is unethical and not acceptable to
fail to give proper recognition to
any reliance on the ideas, work or
assistance of others, or to fail to
obtain prior permission for the use
of work done or results obtained by
There are a variety of possible
avenues from which UBC can
choose for licensing a discovery or
invention, such as a new company
established for the specific purpose of-bringing the invention to
market or an existing company in
British Columbia or of international
origin. Often the choice is directed
to a company which can best market the invention/discovery and has
the capability to commercialize the
product with wide dissemination.
The importance of transfer not only
of the patent but also the know-
how is recognized as essential to
the success of the venture. In
making these decisions, the issue
of personal gain of the researcher
must be addressed. This requires
the complete disclosure on the part
of the researcher about involvement with companies under consideration, as the royalties awarded
through the license will be adjusted
to take into consideration any company holdings of the researcher.
A member of the faculty or staff is
considered to have a potential conflict of interest if, in dealings with
the University, the best interests of
the University could be compromised in the personal interest of
the faculty or staff member or in the
interests of an external company
or agency in which the individual
has a significant interest. "Significant interest" implies that, as a
result of affiliation with an outside
organization (formal or informal),
the individual can influence that
organization's decisions to the detriment of UBC. Examples of significant interest that could lead to
this situation include but are not
limited to:
• Share position
• Directorship
• Managerial position (paid or
• Consulting relationship
For example...
• A company in financial difficulty owes UBC money for a
cooperative research program;
a UBC employee with a significant interest in the company
could take part in a decision to
pay creditors other than UBC.
• A UBC graduate student supervised by a UBC faculty
member who has a significant
interest in a company works on
a project of interest to the company is asked to assign his or
her intellectual property to the
company without disclosure to
• A UBC faculty member has a
significant interest in a company and through the activity
utilizes intellectual property to
which students, UBC staff or
other faculty members have
made substantial contributions
without recognition or compensation to the other individuals. UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA
Executive Summary
Usually when we say that UBC has made history, we mean that some
distinguished faculty members and their students have broken new ground and
brought new knowledge to light.
In the case of the UBC Campaign, A World of Opportunity, the entire UBC
community and family are making history. Together, our alumni of all generations and regions world-wide, parents of students, friends, corporations, foundations, staff, faculty, students and the Government of British Columbia have
committed to UBC the biggest total gift in the history of higher education in
Canada - $220 million as of May 30,1992. We're still counting toward our $252
million goal by the end of our 1992 target date.
Together, we are giving UBC nearly 100 new academic endowments, including
centres, chairs and professorships, which will create bridges among the
disciplines leading to new insights, different ways of thinking and a more unified
understanding of critical issues affecting our society. Already, these endowments are prompting new activities and support. Programmatic funds from
corporations, foundations and granting agencies are rising substantially in
response to UBC's expanding capabilities.
Together, we are creating more than 40 scholarship funds and student
exchange funds, helping to make UBC more accessible to graduate and
undergraduate students, and ensuring that more students have the opportunity
to attend university, regardless of financial status.
Together, we are constructing nine new buildings, which will benefit the
academic mission of the institution and stimulate the province's construction
industry through the creation of more than 700 jobs. By the end of the decade,
when construction is completed, UBC grads returning to campus will notice two
things: a striking, physically coherent campus with a strong atmosphere of
purpose; and the same university they knew and loved as students, full of
beauty, tradition, and a faculty that retains its commitment to excellence.
As we enter the final months of active fund raising for the World of Opportunity
Campaign, we find ourselves at a critical juncture. We are delighted by the
Campaign's remarkable success. Still, it is imperative that we maintain the
momentum through to the end of the year.
By year-end, we need $32 million to complete 21 campaign projects which are
partially funded. The projects range from a New Library Centre, to keep pace
with rapid growth in fields of knowledge, to the Institute of Asian Research, which
will enable UBC to build on its extensive Asian research capability, and a
Professorship in Health Promotion, to foster healthier lifestyles through education and through professional and community programs that reach beyond the
medical care system.
UBC will continue to look to individuals, corporations and foundations for
support. In addition, the university is working to re-establish ties with old friends,
and make new friends throughout Canada and the world - particularly in the Asia
Pacific region where interest and commitment toward our mission has been
Through the University Matching Program, the Government of British Columbia
has committed to providing some $90 million by March 1996 to match private
campaign contributions. To date, UBC has received $40 million in matching
funds. The remainder of the funds will be used to match certain pledge payments
and further donations to specific projects listed in the Gift Opportunities section
of this Case Statement.
When we celebrate the completion of the Campaign in early 1993, the
fundamental groundwork established through the Campaign will provide the
impetus for continued fund raising, based on faculty and university priorities.
As participants in the World of Opportunity Campaign, we are contributing to an
achievement extending far beyond the boundaries of this campus. We are
stakeholders in the university's mission, and members of UBC's international
family. The success of the Campaign reflects the power each of us has in
supporting institutions crucial to a global society.
Funded Projects:
With the overwhelming support of
UBC's friends, alumni, parents, faculty,
students and the Government of British
Columbia, the university has been propelled into a stage of excitement - in
teaching, in research, and in construction. This period of evolution is unparalleled in UBC's 77-year history.
A new master plan for the campus
is taking shape to accommodate construction of many new buildings and facilities during the next decade. Thanks to
funding through the World of Opportunity
Campaign, many of UBC's world class
departments will be housed in world-
class facilities.
On April 29,1992, the David Lam
Management Research Centre, designed by CJP Architects, became the
first campaign building to open its doors.
Located in the heart of the UBC campus,
the centre is a valuable new resource for
the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration, the overall UBC campus
and the business community at large. It
features the university's first placement
service where employers can recruit students, an executive conference centre,
and the David Lam Management Research Library, housing the province's
most comprehensive collection of Asia
Pacific business publications. Major contributors to the centre are the David and
Dorothy Lam Foundation, Edgar F. Kaiser Jr., L.O.M. Western Securities Ltd.
and Peter M. Brown, Royal Trust,
MacMillan Bloedel Limited, Lily and
Robert H. Lee, Chevron Canada Ltd.,
Westcoast Energy Inc., Valleydene Corporation Ltd., Canadian Pacific Limited,
Alcan, The Molson Family Foundation,
Nesbitt Thomson Inc., and an anonymous donor.
On May 30, 1992, a sod turning
took place on the site of western Canada's first graduate college, Green College, funded by UBC's great benefactor,
Cecil Green. Green College will be a hub
of intellectual growth and activity, bringing together the best minds to confront
the issues that face the world, from overpopulation and pollution to political philosophy and medical ethics. Architects
Birmingham and Wood, and Paul Merrick
designed the college. Construction will
begin in the fall.
Construction is nearing completion on the First Nations Longhouse,
the first of its kind on a North American
campus, which will be the focus of First
Nations student activities at UBC. Building the longhouse underscores UBC's
commitment to promoting understanding
among people of all cultures and reinforces the need to involve more First
Nations people in universities. Jack Bell
and June and Bill Bellman are major
contributors to the project, designed by
Larry McFarland Architect.
UBC's friends share the university's commitment to enhancing British Columbia's achievements in the creative
and performing arts, and have demonstrated that commitment by funding several major projects. The biggest project,
the Chan Centre for the Performing
Arts, will draw local and international
audiences to the UBC campus. Situated
at the oldest and most prestigious entrance to the university campus adjacent
to the Faculty Club and heritage rose
garden, it will feature: a concert hall, with
a seating capacity of 1400 and superb
acoustics, to meet Vancouver's need for
a mid-sized performance hall; and a music
wing to provide choral and orchestral
rehearsal spaces, and many facilities for
recording and practice. The Chan Family
Foundation has funded the new facility.
UBC has selected Bing Thorn Architects
Inc. for the design of the centre and a sod
turning ceremony will be held in the fall of
1993. In addition, B.C. Tel, the Royal
Bank and Falconbridge Ltd. have made
David W. Strangway
The University of British Columbia
B.C. Government Commitment
UBC would like to acknowledge the support ofthe Government of British Columbia as
an active investor in UBC's World of Opportunity Campaign.
The government has contributed significant levels of both operating and capital funding
for B. C. 's universities in order to encourage the development of first class institutions.
In addition, in May 1988 it initiated the University Matching Program, a $110 million
program designed to involve the private sector as a full partner in further enhancing
the excellence of post-secondary education.
After two years of enthusiastic response from the private sector, the government
expanded the Matching Program to $150 million. The effect of the Matching Program
on the success ofthe Campaign has been tremendous. The government's initiative has
stimulated some of the largest gifts ever to a public institution in Canada.
The Government of British Columbia has a long-term commitment to its universities
and the role they play in the evolution of the province.
Recognizing that advanced research and study are fundamental to the diversification
of our economy and an improved understanding of social issues, the government is
resolved to working with UBC and the other post-secondary institutions to enhance
their ability to play these roles effectively. Page 2
major gifts in support of the creative and performing arts.
In early 1993, construction will commence on the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, which further supports
UBC's commitment to the arts.
Members of the community will
be invited to enjoy the gallery,
which will house UBC's extensive art collection and donated
art works. Morris and Helen
Belkin and the B.C. government
are the contributors to the facility, designed by Peter Cardew.
Two campaign projects
will expand space for intramural
sports and fitness activities. A
new Sport and Recreation Centre will be constructed and the
War Memorial Gym will be renovated. UBC students are contributing to the new facilities over
a five-year period. Labatt Breweries of British Columbia has
also donated to the Sport and
Recreation Centre and London
Life Insurance Company has
contributed to the War Memorial
Gym renovation.
In addition to its matching gifts program, the Government of British Columbia has
made possible the construction
of several other facilities on the
UBC campus. Construction is
underway on the Centre for Integrated Computer Systems
Research, designed by
Chernoff Thompson Architects,
to stimulate research and development of the province's burgeoning high tech industry, and
planning funds have been released for the Advanced Materials Laboratories, designed by
A.P.R.A./Hemingway Nelson.
The government has received a
formal request to release planning funds for a new Forest
Sciences Complex, to be completed in 1994/95. Major donors
to the Campaign who will be
recognized in the Advanced
Materials Laboratories are
George Tso, in recognition of
his father, Paul Y. Tso, Stelco
Inc., Inco Limited and Xerox
Canada Incorporated. Fletcher
Challenge Canada Limited,
Weldwood of Canada Ltd., The
Noranda Foundation & Noranda
Forest Inc., Janet W. Ketcham
& West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.,
and Canadian Pacific Limited
will be recognized in the Forest
Sciences Complex.
This follows capital funding for the new Chemistry-
Physics Building (Hemingway
Nelson Architect - now complete); University Services
Building (Howard Yano Architects - now complete); Student
Services Building as an extension to Brock Hall (Poon,
Gardner, Billington Architects -
completion, fall 1992); Medical
Student/Alumni Centre at Vancouver General Hospital (now
complete); Ritsumeikan UBC
House (Matsuzaki Wright Architects - now complete); and
planning funds have been released for the Scarfe Building
expansion and renovation
(Hotson Bakker Architects).
The Monsanto Loon
Lake Classroom Facility at the
Malcolm Knapp Research Forest near Maple Ridge is a training ground for forestry students
from UBC, BCIT, the College of
New Caledonia, Selkirk and
other technical regional col
leges. Monsanto Canada Inc.
funded the project.
Other building projects
funded through generous contributions include: The Botanical Garden Education, Visitors and Research Centre in
the David C. Lam Asian Garden, donated by The Honourable David Lam and Mrs. Dorothy
Lam; The Campbell Building
Administration and Research
and the Ivy Campbell Taylor
Library in the Botanical Garden, funded by an anonymous
donor; and the Centre for Geriatric Dentistry with funding from
Veteran's Affairs of Canada.
To date, 71 academic and
community endowments have
been fully funded through the
Campaign, providing a wide
range of options for donors to
support research and teaching
in many fields of study such as
health, the environment, law,
ethics, business, science, engineering and the arts.
With a phenomenal $15
million gift from Peter Wall, UBC
will establish Canada's first Institute for Advanced Studies.
The institute will attract scholars
to UBC who are in great international demand, including winners of Nobel and Pulitzer prizes.
It will allow scholars in residence
to study and conduct research
in a wide range of fields spanning the humanities, social sciences, life sciences and physical sciences. The institute will
be modelled on the renowned
Institute for Advanced Studies
in Princeton, home to many of
the world's leading scholars.
Through the Centre for
Applied Ethics, UBC will stimulate exploration of ethical questions in medicine, business, law,
science, engineering and other
disciplines. Chairs in the centre
endowed through major gifts
from W. Maurice Young and
Robert C. Rodgers include the
Maurice Young Chair in Applied
Ethics; an endowment to fund
the centre's visiting scholars and
seconded faculty members, also
donated by W. Maurice Young;
and the Patricia F. Rodgers Chair
in Applied Ethics. Generous
contributions to the centre have
also been received from Clark
Bentall and Western Pulp Limited Partnership.
The Centre for Japanese Research will be a centre
of excellence for research on
economic, political, social and
technological issues, and will
promote dialogue on major issues of common concern to Japan and Canada. Thanks to the
fund raising efforts of the Vancouver Japanese Businessmen's Association (Konwakai),
corporate members of
Keidanren in Japan, and the
Government of British Columbia, the centre is the first within
UBC's enhanced Institute of
Asian Research to be fully
Another major new initiative is the $6 million W.C.B.
Applied Research and Education Endowment Fund, funded
by the Workers' Compensation
Board and B.C. Government
matching funds. The funds will
be used to create an interdisciplinary graduate program in occupational hygiene, the only
such program west of Ontario. It
will also include the establishment of three chairs in support
of enhancing worker health and
safety in British Columbia and
an endowment to support the
activities of the program.
The Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia has provided funding for a total of seven
endowments: Bureau of Asset
Management Research; Canadian Real Estate Research Bureau; Chair in Computer Integrated Design and Construction (JC Scott Construction
made a further contribution to
the chair); Real Estate Foundation Junior Professorship
in Real Estate Finance; Real
Estate Foundation Junior Professorship in Urban Land Economics; Programme in Real
Property Development and
Planning; and Real Estate
Foundation Urban Land Economics Collection. These donations have been matched either by the B.C. government
matching program or by the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration endowment fund.
Four endowments have
been established with a focus
on brain research, to develop
better means of diagnosis and
treatment of disorders of the
brain and spinal cord. They are:
the Jack Bell Chair in Schizophrenia, funded by Jack Bell,
Robin Endres and the B.C.
Friends of Schizophrenics;
Louise Brown Chair in
Neurosciences; Marianne
Koerner Chair in
Neurosciences; and the Alcan
Chair in Neurosciences. In
addition, a Chair in Spinal Cord
Physiology has been established with funding from the Rick
Hansen Man in Motion World
Tour Society. The success of
fund raising for neurosciences
through the World of Opportunity Campaign has resulted in
an additional major contribution
for brain research from Bristol
Myers Squibb.
Several individuals, corporations and foundations have
made contributions toward junior professorships in the Faculty
of Commerce and Business Administration, with a view to helping to alleviate a severe shortage of business school faculty
in North America. The following
junior professorships have been
established: Canfor Junior
Professorship in Management
Information Systems; Ronald
L. Cliff Junior Professorship
in Accountancy; B.I. Ghert
Family Foundation Junior Professorship in Commerce;
Finning Junior Professorship
in Marketing; Finning Junior
Professorship in Finance; and
Real Estate Foundation Junior Professorships, as listed
As of May 30, 1992, $4
million has been committed to
the establishment of a Media
and Graphics Interdisciplinary
Centre (MAGIC).    Through
MAGIC, UBC will pioneer the
use of computer graphics, digital sound and other multi-media
technology across a range of
disciplines. MAGIC will foster
the transfer of this technology
throughout the university and
the community, making UBC a
leader in this fast-growing field.
IBM and Alias Research Inc.
have made major commitments
of equipment and expertise to
the centre. Wavefront Canada
is also a contributor.
Hundreds of UBC graduates in the Arts have careers
that are artistically rich and rewarding. They contribute immeasurably to the lives of their
communities. Three endowments will enhance UBC's and
the province's achievements in
the creative and performing arts:
the David and Brenda McLean
Endowment for the University
Singers; the Brenda McLean
Endowment in the Creative
and Performing Arts; and the
Chan Endowment Fund for the
Performing Arts. In addition,
the Joan Carlisle-Irving Art-
Ist-in-Residence and the
Arnold and Nancy Cliff Writer-
in-Residence programs will
bring noteworthy professionals,
known fortheiroutstanding work,
to share their expertise with UBC
students, faculty and members
of the community. A Travelling
Research Fellow in Art History will expand UBC's graduate programs in art history, the
most comprehensive in Canada,
to allow students to travel to
major museums and archives to
study art and architecture.
Donations and matching
fund commitments will lead
to the creation ofthe following new chairs and programs:
• Chair in AIDS, with major
funding by the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation and Petro Canada
Inc., is the first of its kind in
Canada. It will enable UBC to
recruit a leading scientist who
will pioneer research into the
disease, and contribute to the
education of other professionals working in the field.
■ Alcan Chair in Materials
Process Engineeringwill improve efficiencies in the production of metals, including nickel,
copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver,
aluminum and steel - a multi-
billion dollar activity which is an
important component of the B.C.
and Canadian economy.
- Arthur Andersen MIS Research Excellence Fund
will further research in the
integration of new information technologies, with the
collaboration of industry, government and non-profit organizations. Personnel working in the information systems
field will have the opportunity
to attend UBC for seminars
and courses. Andersen Consulting is a contributor to the
• British Columbia Lung Association Professorship in
Occupational Health will address public concerns regarding the potentially serious effects of chemical, physical and
biological agents in the environment and the workplace.
• Brenda and David McLean
Chair in Canadian Studies
will serve as an intellectual centre and focus for new and existing scholarship and research. It
will enhance awareness and interest in Canadian culture in
Canada and abroad.
- Cominco Chair in Minerals
and the Environment will investigate the formation of mineral deposits and the environmental impact of mining activities. The added spin-off will be
the development of new mining
exploration techniques.
• Centre for Research in Entrepreneurship and Venture
Capital, funded by W. Maurice
Young, will address issues
raised through the unprecedented growth in new business
ventures during the past decade - the source of the majority
of newly created jobs in B.C.
• Chair in Forest Products
Biotechnology, funded by
MacMillan Bloedel Limited and
Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd., is
a major initiative to develop new,
environmentally safe materials
to enhance or replace the chemical processing of wood and combat traditional biological problems such as stain and decay.
Already, the establishment of
this chair has resulted in further
support from industry and from
research fund granting agencies.
• Clifford H. Frame Chair In
Mining and Mineral Process
Engineering is funded by
Curragh Resources Inc. The
holder of the chair will work
closely with other academics,
industry and government to develop innovative technology to
ensure that Canada's mining
industry remains internationally
competitive and recovers mineral resources in a judicious
• Hamber Chair in Medicine,
named after Eric W. Hamber, a
former UBC chancellor, provides
funding for the head of the Department of Medicine.
• Rick Hansen National Fellow, a $4-million endowment to
support national advocacy on
behalf of people with disabilities, is funded by the Department of the Secretary of State,
Government of Canada, and
B.C. government matching
• Hongkong Bank Chair in
Asian Commercewtt increase
knowledge in the area of Pacific
Rim Trade, allowing Canada and
B.C. to work within the Asia Pacific marketplace.
■ Hongkong Bank Chair for the
Director of the Institute of
Asian Research has enabled
UBC to recruit a world-renowned
expert in Asian Studies to be the
director of the expanded institute.
• Dr. Jean Templeton Hugill
Chair in Anaesthesia will enhance teaching and research
into the safety of anaesthesia
administration, as the number
of high risk patients in the province's teaching hospitals continues to grow.
• IBM Legal Research Fund
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within Canada's legal system to
research and prepare legal
• IBM Professorships(2) in
Computer Science Research
will stimulate research on the
development of computer-based
systems, one ofthe most rapidly
expanding areas of the British
Columbia economy.
• Imajo Cedar Management
Program will research and demonstrate sustainable management practices, to increase the
growth rate of western red cedar.
■ Asa and Kashmir Johal &
Family Chair in Paediatric
Oncology will enable UBC to
work in close co-operation with
B.C.'s Children's Hospital to
study the incidence and prevention of cancer in children.
■ Edgar F. Kaiser Jr. Chair in
Organizational Behaviour
will be awarded to an individual
who has made an outstanding
contribution to research and
teaching in the field of Organizational Behaviour.
Hugh Keenleyside Endowment in Canadian Diplomacy
will enable a distinguished
scholar to provide leadership in
the teaching and study of contemporary international relations. It is named after Hugh
Keenleyside, a UBC professor,
who played an important role in
opening relations between
Canada and Japan after World
■ Norman Keevil Chair in Mineral Exploration, funded by
Teck Corporation, will establish
the linkage to ensure close cooperation between the university and the mineral exploration
• David Lam Management Research Library Endowment
will support the acquisition and
maintenance of publications in
the David Lam Management Research Library, which houses
the province's most comprehensive collection of Asia Pacific
business publications.
• David Lam Chair in
Multicultural Education, with
additional funding from
Multiculturalism and Citizenship
Canada, will enable the Faculty
of Education to develop appropriate programs, resource materials and curricula to support
and enhance our society's multiethnic identity.
Dorothy Lam Chair in Special Education will enable the
Faculty of Education to pursue
studies to identify individuals
with special needs, analyse how
they can best be educated, and
address the effects of
"mainstreaming" on their intellectual and social development.
• Chair in Landscape and
Liveable Environments will
introduce alternatives to the development and organization of
regional and urban landscapes,
to create more environmentally
responsible, liveable communities.
• Dr. S. Wah Leung Endowment Fund is named after
UBC's founding dean of the
Faculty of Dentistry, an interna
tionally respected scholar and
humanitarian. The endowment
will support the educational and
research programs begun by Dr.
Leung, with emphasis on caring
for the special needs of students, encouraging new innovative approaches to teaching
and research in the oral health
sciences, and promoting improved dental health throughout
the world. The Chinese Canadian Dental Society of B.C. is a
major contributor to the fund.
■ The Tong Louie Chair in
Pharmacy Administration
will meet an increasing need for
instruction in pharmacy administration and will enhance research in such areas as the role
and importance of drugs in the
Canadian health care system,
and how to improve pharmaceutical services to the public.
• Maclean Hunter Chair in
Non-Fiction and Business
Writing will emphasize the
creative art of writing, with business as the primary subject
• David McLean Leadership
AwardmW assist student members who represent the student
body during one-year terms on
the UBC Board of Governors.
■ Nathan Nemetz Chair in Legal History will investigate the
complex relationship among employees, unions and management, with a view to resolving
legal issues related to work issues fairly and cost-effectively.
• Afary Pack - Arthritis Society Chair in Rheumatology
will enable UBC to recruit an
expert in the most up-to-date
technology to help unlock some
of the questions regarding the
cause of arthritis.
• Rheumatology Research
Endowment will support the
activities of the Mary Pack - Arthritis Society Chair in
• Harold Robinson - Arthritis
Society Chair in Arthritic Diseases will promote a coordinated approach to researching questions related to the treatment of arthritis with an emphasis on the lifestyle consequences
of arthritis, wellness, and how
individuals can be encouraged
to participate in their own care.
Sauder Family Chair in Paediatric Infectious Diseases
will focus on how bacteria
causes disease, with the aim of
preventing infectious diseases
through new diagnosis and
• Sauder Family Chair in
Viral Diseases of Children
will allow UBC to make
progress in its search for
treatments for the debilitating viral diseases that affect
• Shoppers Drug Mart Professorship In Clinical Pharmacy, with additional funding
from Du Pont Canada Inc. and
the David MacDonald Professorship in Clinical Pharmacy,
funded by Imasco, will enhance
UBC's expertise in areas, such
as cystic fibrosis research, and
research of the pharmacology
and pharmacokinetics of anti-
epileptic drugs.
• Chris Spencer Foundation
Professorship in Dyslexia will
establish a research program in
dyslexia and related learning disabilities and develop a team of
graduate students and faculty to
study dyslexia from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
■ Warren Chair in Nuclear
Physics, with funding from
TRIUMF and Ebco Industries
Ltd. The chair, named in honour
of John Warren, the first director
of TRIUMF and one of the original nuclear physics researchers
at UBC, will complement the
outstanding support of university research efforts by TRIUMF.
• Woodward Chair in Surgerywill foster more active participation of surgeons in new
and innovative research and
enable them to continue to improve patient care.
• The Bank of Montreal has contributed further funding to its
Chair in International Finance.
The World of Opportunity
Campaign is building on the
strengths of the university's collections and providing new technology critical to advances in
research. The government
matching program has been very
effective in attracting gifts-in-
To date, the university
has received gifts of collections
and equipment from Walter C.
Koerner, Eric Sonner, IBM
Canada Limited, Hewlett-
Packard (Canada) Ltd.,
MacMillan Bloedel Limited, the
Kinsmen Club of Vancouver,
Michael M. Koerner, B.C. Hydro, Alias Research Inc.,
Wavefront Canada Ltd., the
Sauder Family, Packard Bell
Electronics Inc., and Fisher Scientific Limited. Stelco Inc., the
Cy and Emerald Keyes Charitable Foundation, Finning Ltd., and
Inco Limited have donated gifts
of cash for the purchase of collections and equipment.
Projects: The
One of UBC's key challenges in the 1990s is to keep
pace with rapid changes in
knowledge and society. Fund
raising will continue for the following endowments, providing
the flexibility to respond to
emerging priorities.
The Opportunity Endowment will support initiatives
in learning, research and public
service. It will provide seed
money for topical seminars and
conferences, faculty recruitment, purchase of important collections, visiting lecturer programs and other projects.
The Vancouver Foundation has pledged $3 million to
match gifts to the Opportunity
Endowment and the Government of B.C. will provide a further dollar-for-dollar match.
Major donors to the Opportunity Endowment include
Mrs. Gordon T. Southam,
Eugene W. King, MacMillan
Bloedel Limited, RHW Foundation, Canfor Corporation, Phillips
Hager & North Ltd., MacDonald
Dettwiler & Associates, the
McLean Foundation, and the
J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.
UBC alumni have made
significant contributions to the
Through the Scholarship Endowment, UBC will
continue to attract talented students, regardless of financial
status. In addition, student exchange funds have been created to allow graduate and undergraduate students to integrate into the academic and
social life of a foreign country,
while fulfilling degree requirements of their home university.
New awards will be established in several important
■ Education Abroad to assist
students coming from or going
to sister universities around the
world on a credit exchange basis. This year, 70 students are
benefiting from the program, and
it is UBC's goal that five per cent
of our graduates will soon have
the opportunity to study abroad.
• Hugh M. Brock Scholarships
• Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.
Education Abroad Scholarships
• Chan Tat Chee Memorial
Fund Education Abroad
■ Simon K.Y. Lee Foundation Education Abroad
• Westcoast Energy Inc. Education Abroad Fellowships
• BursariesXo ensure that more
students have the opportunity to
attend university, regardless of
financial status.
• Bursaries funded through
the Estate of J.V. Clyne
■ Ronald Lorraine Cliff Bursary Fund
• The Law Foundation of British Columbia Bursary Endowment Fund
• The Simons Foundation
Bursary Fund
• National Entrance Scholarships to ensure that students
from all parts of Canada have
the opportunity to attend UBC.
• Canadian Pacific Forest
Products National Entrance
• Central Guaranty Trust National Entrance Scholarship
• David Crombie National Entrance Scholarships
• Crown Life Assurance National Entrance Scholarship
• Merck Frosst National Entrance Scholarships
• Rayrock Yellowknife Resources Inc. National Entrance Scholarships
• Rio Algom National Entrance Scholarships
■ Rogers Communications
National Entrance Scholarship
■ Graduate Scholarships and
Fellowships to open UBC's
doors to more graduate students.
• Bank of Montreal Graduate
• Canadian National Graduate Transportation Scholarships
■ Hong Kong - Canada Business Association Graduate
Scholarship in Commerce
• Hong Kong - Canada Business Association Graduate
• Asa Johal Fellowship in
Asian Studies
• Asa Johal Graduate Fellowship in Forestry
• Endowed Graduate Scholarships in Chemistry, funded
through the Estate of Gladys
E. Laird
• Peter and Penny Lusztig
Commerce Graduate Fellowship
• Northern Telecom Graduate Fellowships
• Scott Paper Graduate Fellowships
• The Simons Foundation
Doctoral Scholarships
• Webster Graduate Fellows
■ First Nations Fellowships,
to reduce barriers to attending
university faced by First Nations
people and to encourage them
to participate fully at UBC.
• Dofasco Inc. First Nations
• Michael and Sonja Koerner
First Nations Fellowship
• Westcoast Energy Inc. First
Nations Fellowships
• Awards for Outstanding Accomplishment, to attract exceptional students to campus
and encourage them to fulfil their
• Earle Birney Scholarship in
Creative Writing
• Harold B. and Nellie Boyes
• C.K. Choi Scholarships and
• Diachem Soccer Scholarships
• CUPE 116 Scholarship
• Fletcher Challenge Fellowships
■ Bob Hindmarch Scholarship, funded by Brenda and
David McLean
• Bert Hoffmeister Forest
Wildlife Scholarship
■ Darcy and Manjit Johal,
Avtar and Geven Opal Sikh
Studies Endowment
• Leonard S. Klinck Fellowships
• The London Drugs Scholarship Endowment
• Northwood Pulp and Timber Ltd. Scholarships
• H. Peter Oberlander Medal
and Prize in Landscape &
Liveable Environment
• Real Estate Foundation Fellows Fund
• Rick Sample Memorial
Fund in Computer Science
• A.D. Scott Fellowship in
• Henry S. Skinner Scholarship
• Sopron Alumni Education
• UMA Scholarship Page 4
Donors To Date
The University of British
Columbia is pleased to recognize the following donors to the
World of Opportunity Campaign.
Recognition is also gratefully extended to the Government of
British Columbia which has expressed its commitment to
higher education by matching
gifts to the Campaign, and to the
Vancouver Foundation for
matching gifts to the President's
Fund Opportunity Endowment.
The full value of the donor gifts, plus matching contributions, are gratefully acknowledged below.
$10,000,000 or more
including matching funds
Chan Foundation of Canada
Cecil H. Green
Students of The University of
British Columbia
Peter Wall
$2,000,000 to $9,999,999
including matching funds
Alcan Aluminium Limited
B.C. Lottery Fund
Jack Bell
The Morris and Helen Belkin
William E. & June Bellman
Estate of Hugh M. Brock
British Columbia Telephone
C.K. Choi & Family (Eason
Enterprises Ltd.)
Fletcher Challenge Canada
Hongkong Bank of Canada
and the Hongkong and
Shanghai Banking
Corporation Limited
IBM Canada Limited*
Vancouver Japanese
Businessmen's Association -
Walter C. Koerner*
L.O.M. Western Securities Ltd.
& Peter M. Brown
Estate of Gladys E. Laird
The Honourable David C. &
Dorothy Lam
MacMillan Bloedel Limited
The Real Estate Foundation of
British Columbia
Department of the Secretary
of State of Canada
The Sauder Family
Mrs. Gordon T. Southam
UBC Alumni Campaign
Vancouver Foundation
Workers' Compensation Board
W. Maurice Young
$1,000,000 to $1,999,999
including matching funds
Alias Research Inc.
The Arthritis Society
B.C. Hydro & Power Authority
Canadian Pacific Limited
Cominco Ltd.
Curragh Resources Inc.
The Hamber Foundation
Rick Hansen Man in Motion
World Tour Society
Estate of Elsie May Harvey
Hewlett - Packard (Canada)
Imperial Oil Ltd.
Asa Johal
Edgar F. Kaiser, Jr.
Eugene W. King
Tong Louie & London Drugs
Maclean Hunter Limited
J.W. McConnell Family
Brenda & David McLean
Placer Dome Inc.
RHW Foundation
Robert C. Rodgers
St. Paul's Hospital Foundation
CN. Woodward
$500,000 to $999,999
including matching funds
B.C. Friends of
British Columbia Lung
B.C. Society for the
Advancement of Korean
Bank of Montreal
Bank of Nova Scotia
Estate of Winnifred E. Boyes
Canada Trust
Canadian Imperial Bank of
Canfor Corporation
Joan Carlisle-Irving
Cathay Pacific Airways
Chan Tat Chee Memorial
Mrs. Arnold B. Cliff
Energy, Mines and Petroleum
and the Ministry of the
Finning Ltd.
Estate of Walter H. Gage
The Heart and Stroke
Foundation of British
Columbia and Yukon
International Development
Resource Centre (IDRC)
The Commemorative
Association for the Japan
World Exposition (1970)
Simon K.Y. Lee Foundation
The Law Foundation of British
Multiculturalism and
Citizenship Canada
RBC Dominion Securities
Ritsumeikan University
Royal Bank of Canada
Shell Canada Limited
Stelco Inc.
Teck Corporation
Toronto-Dominion Bank
UBC Faculty & Staff
Campaign (continuing)
Weldwood of Canada Ltd.
Westcoast Energy Inc.
Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd.
$250,000 to $499,999
including matching funds
BC Gas Inc.
Clark Bentall
Canadian National
Chevron Canada Limited
Chris Spencer Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Vicwood Chong
Kee Ting
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Laird Cliff
Dofasco Inc.
Mrs. Violet E. Eagles
Robin Endres
The B.I. Ghert Family
Yoshihisa Imajo
Imasco Limited
Janet W. Ketcham & West
Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
Cy & Emerald Keyes
Charitable Foundation
Kinsmen Club of Vancouver*
Michael M. Koerner*
Labatt Breweries of British
Lily & Robert H. Lee
Merck Frosst Canada Inc.
The Noranda Foundation &
Noranda Forest Inc.
Northern Telecom
Northwood Pulp & Timber Ltd.
Phillips Hager & North Ltd.
Royal Trust
Sammi Group
Scott Paper Limited
Sun Life Assurance Co. of
Wavefront Canada Ltd.
Western Pulp Limited
$100,000 to $249,999
including matching funds
Mr. & Mrs. K. Alston
Andersen Consulting
BC Sugar
Canadian Pacific Forest
Central Capital Corporation
Chinese Canadian Dental
Society of B.C.
Estate of J.V. Clyne
Diachem Industries Ltd.
Du Pont Canada Inc.
Ebco Industries Ltd.
Falconbridge Ltd.
Fisher Scientific Limited
Ford Motor Company of
Canada, Limited
General Motors of Canada
Glenayre Electronics Ltd.
Gordon S. Harris
Hong Kong - Canada
Business Association
ICI Canada Inc.
Inco Limited
Korea Foundation
London Life Insurance
MacDonald Dettwiler &
McLean Foundation
The Manufacturers Life
Insurance Company
Molson Companies Limited
The Molson Family
Monsanto Canada Inc.
Nesbitt Thomson Inc.
Pacific Press Limited
Packard Bell Electronics Inc.
Petro-Canada Inc.
Estate of Lyle Harvey Potts
Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc.
Rayrock Yellowknife
Resources Inc.
Rio Algom Limited
JC Scott Construction
The Simons Foundation
Henry S. Skinner
John M. Sieburth & Louise
Eric Sonner
David & Alice Strangway
George Chia Chi Tso
UBC Employees Society 116
Valleydene Corporation Ltd.
James B. Wallace
Senta Wong
W. Robert Wyman
Xerox Canada Incorporated
$50,000 to $99,999
including matching funds
Air Canada
Apotex Inc.
British Columbia Buildings
Peter J. G. Bentley
Dan & Arlene Birch
Joanne V. Brown
W. Thomas Brown
Bull Housser & Tupper
Grant D. Burnyeat
Canada Life Assurance
Confederation Life Insurance
David R. Crombie
Crown Life Insurance
Estate of Elizabeth Dickey
Domtar Inc.
Arthur Fouks, Q.C.
Audrey & Bruce Gellatly
David F. Hardwick
John Helliwell
Taichi Kameyama
Lafarge Canada Inc.
P. Lawson Travel
Klaas de Leeuw
Anna S. McCann
Ministry of Environment,
Lands & Parks
North American Life
Assurance Co.
Pacific Open Heart Society
Princeton Mining Corp.
Rogers Communications Inc.
Russell & DuMoulin
Scotia McLeod Inc.
K.D. Srivastava
William T. Stanbury
Peter & Theresa Ufford &
UMA Group
Western Forest Products
Other Gifts
More than 13,000 individuals, corporations and other
organizations have made contributions of up to $50,000 to the
World of Opportunity Campaign.
Many of these donors, who include faculty, staff, alumni and
friends, have been making annual contributions to UBC. Their
donations comprise the mainstay of giving to the university.
Their cumulative giving to the
Campaign, including matching
funds, totals nearly $17 million.
Generous support has
also been received from the community, faculty and alumni, including the UBC Campaign
Leadership Committee and Advisory Council, the UBC Board
of Governors, Campus Leadership, Chancellor's Circle and The
Wesbrook Society.
*Gift-in-kind, or partial gift-in-
Campaign Leadership
What a remarkable achievement! We've launched the
largest campaign in Canadian history and the response has
been tremendous from all sectors. We have raised $130 million
in private gifts to the campaign and some $90 million in B.C.
government matching funds. It is clear that a world class
university on Canada's west coast is a vision shared by many.
The following pages provide an overview of gift opportunities and projects funded to date. We are seeking gifts to
buildings and equipment, to academic endowments and to the
President's Fund.
Join us and become a part of UBC's global future.
W. Robert Wyman
Campaign Chairman
Two capital campaigns that I am associated with are
MIT's Campaign for the Future and UBC's World of Opportunity
Campaign. Both universities are my alma maters, but that is not
the only reason I agreed to serve as Honorary Chairman of their
campaigns. The reason is that I like to work with the best and they
are among the best.
Another leading institution I have supported is Oxford
University, where I funded Green College, a residential graduate
school. To build UBC as a world centre of research and teaching,
I am contributing $7 million to establish Green College, UBC.
This is my legacy to a university that I and my wife Ida loved
You, too, can shape UBC's future. Whether your contribution is to an academic endowment, the library or other building
project, you can share the rewards of being part of the UBC
family. Together, we are builders of a great university.
Cecil H. Green
Honorary Campaign Chairman UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH     COLUMBIA
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UBC needs $32 million to
complete funding for the following key building projects, centres, endowments and scholarships which are critical to the
future of the university.
There are many exciting
opportunities for giving in the
areas of Interdisciplinary and
Graduate Studies; the Arts; Humanities and Social Sciences;
and Science and Medicine.
To date, there has been
considerable, enthusiastic sup-
portforthe remaining Campaign
projects, from donors and project
Fund raising forthe World
of Opportunity Campaign will
continue through to our Campaign victory event in the spring
of 1993.
Interdisciplinary and
Through UBC's extensive
library system and through the
establishment of institutes, centres and research groups, the
university is creating bridges
among the disciplines which lead
to new insights, different ways
of thinking and more unified understanding - educating and
training young men and women
who will stand out in whatever
they elect to do.
New Library Centre
• Total Goal: $24 million
The UBC Library is one
of the top research libraries in
Canada and has the highest circulation rate of any library in
North America. As well as providing a key resource to students and faculty, the library is
an important link between UBC
and the community, with non-
UBC users accounting for an
average of one-third of total library use. Currently, the collection is valued at nearly $400
million, although much of it is
To keep pace with rapid
growth in fields of knowledge,
the library adds 80,000 volumes
annually, equivalent to one additional mile of storage each
year. A New Library Centre will
address the urgent need for more
space to house the expanding
collection, for new storage systems and for technology to help
users obtain information easily
from the library's worldwide networks.
The library centre project
will revitalize and expand the
UBC library within the historic
and beautiful heart of the campus. The new building, designed
by Aitken Wregglesworth/Arthur
Erickson, will be the first phase
of the long-term plan forthe UBC
library system.
To date, major donors
to the New Library Centre include Imperial Oil Ltd., Placer
Dome Inc., B.C. Hydro and
Power Authority, Canadian
Imperial Bank of Commerce,
Bank of Nova Scotia, Shell
Canada Limited, Toronto-Dominion Bank, RBC Dominion
Securities Pemberton,
Canada Trust, BC Gas Inc.,
Mr. and Mrs. Vicwood Chong
Kee Ting, Sun Life Assurance
Company of Canada, Pratt
and Whitney Inc. and B.C.
Institute of Asian Research
By the Year 2000, the
Asia Pacific countries will account for 60 per cent of the
world's population and 50 per
cent of global production. Our
common future depends on our
ability to work jointly on pressing ecological and socio-economic problems.
For more than half a century, UBC has recognized the
importance of linkages with the
Pacific Rim. Today, UBC offers
more than 150 courses focusing
on the Asia Pacific region taught
by 63 faculty members in a wide
range of disciplines.
Building on its expertise,
UBC has established within the
Institute of Asian Research, centres for Chinese Research,
Japanese Research, Korean
Research, South Asian Research and Southeast Asian
Research. The enhancement of
the Institute of Asian Research
will prepare B.C. and Canada to
play a leading role in the Pacific
The Chairforthe Director
of the Institute has been funded
fully through government matching funds and a $1 million gift
from the Hongkong Bank of
Canada and the Hongkong and
Shanghai Banking Corporation
Building for the Institute of
Asian Research
• Goal: $5 million
The Asian Centre is a significant component of the growing "international presence"
within the university. Cultural
representation by the Chinese,
Japanese, Korean, South Asian
and Southeast Asian communities will furtherstrengthen UBC's
extensive strengths in Asian
The Asian Centre and
Nitobe Garden occupy a prestigious corner of the campus
in a striking British Columbian
forest setting. The expansion of the centre will be a
building with three primary
components: space for each
cultural group, common facilities, and a public interior
focus providing access to the
other components.
The proposed architectural design of the building will
be influenced by the architectural character of the existing
building and its forest garden
setting. In addition, the building
will allow for the individual cultural expression of its inhabitants while presenting an overall
or unified image.
Centre for Chinese Research
• Goal: $3 million
Canada's interest in
China began more than a century ago with the arrival of early
Chinese immigrants. Vancouver, in particular, has a large
population of Chinese descent.
UBC currently offers 30
undergraduate courses in its
Chinese Studies Program. In
addition to a strong Chinese
Studies undergraduate program, the department offers
M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in
Chinese literature, linguistics,
pre-modern history, religion
and philosophy. China-related courses are also offered
through many other departments and faculties.
The Centre for Chinese
Research will serve as a catalyst for intensifying the study of
China, Taiwan and Hong Kong,
and Canada's relationship with
these areas.
The centre will comprise:
• two endowed faculty positions;
• graduate fellowships to assist
students focusing on China, Taiwan and Hong Kong with travel
and other costs associated with
research and course work;
• a regularfaculty exchange program to bring Chinese professors to UBC and facilitate UBC
professors to teach and conduct
research in China, Taiwan and
Hong Kong.
• the expansion of library collections as needed to support advanced research.
UBC is fortunate to have
received a $1 million contribution to the centre from an anonymous donor in Hong Kong.
Project Advisors: C.V. Chen,
H.T. Chow
Centre for Japanese Research
• Goal: $3 million - FUNDED
The new Centre for Japanese Research will be a centre
of excellence for research on
economic, political, social and
technological issues, and will
promote dialogue on major issues of common concern to Japan and Canada.
Thanks to the fund raising efforts of the Vancouver
Japanese Businessmen's Association (Konwakai), corporate
members of Keidanren in Japan
and the Government of British
Columbia, the centre is fully
funded. UBC appreciates the
efforts of the Konwakai fund raising committee, first led by Alexander Doy and now Hiroyoshi
Tsuchiya, as well as the involvement and participation of the
fund raising committee in Japan.
The Vancouver
Konwakai and Japan committees are also working to raise $1
million for the renovation of
Nitobe Memorial Garden, a
classic Japanese garden designed to provide a restful setting for meditation. Fundraising
efforts are underway and donations include a gift from the Commemorative Association for the
Japan World Exposition (1970).
UBC was honoured to have their
Imperial Highnesses, Prince and
Princess Takamado, in attendance at the sod turning ceremony for the Nitobe Garden
refurbishment in May 1992.
These renovations may also include the enhancement of the
Nitobe Memorial Garden Tea
House, for the teaching and
practice of chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony.
Centre for Korean Research
• Goal: $3 million
Korean studies is a
relatively recent addition to
UBC's Asian studies program. Specialized courses
on Korea were first offered at
UBC in 1982 with the sponsorship of the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and later
the Korean Research Foundation. The resulting five-
year Korean Studies program
brought one visiting Korean
professor each year to UBC
to teach courses in Korean
language and literature. In
1986, the visiting professorship was replaced by a permanent faculty position
funded through endowments
from Canada and the Republic of Korea, in co-operation
with the Korean Consulate
General in Vancouver.
The new Centre for Korean Research will intensify
UBC's focus on Korea and
Canada-Korea issues. It will
develop research projects, organize interdisciplinary research
seminars, lectures and conferences; facilitate the exchange
of outstanding scholars; and expand scholarly opportunities for
graduate students.
The centre will comprise:
• two endowed chairs to carry
out research and teaching on
Korea and develop courses in
Korean Studies;
• fellowships to assist graduate
students with travel and other
costs associated with research
and course work on Korea and
Canada-Korea issues;
• a faculty exchange program to
bring Korean professors to UBC
and send UBC professors, to
Korea to teach and conduct research;
• the expansion of library collections to support advanced research.
Fund raising for the Centre for Korean Research is off to
an excellent start. The Sammi
Group in Korea has contributed
$200,000, the Korea Foundation has donated $100,000 and
the B.C. Society for the Advancement of Korean Studies has
raised $330,000 from the Vancouver community of Canadian-
Project advisors: H.C. Kim,
Robert Ferchat, Mr. and Mrs.
Chang Sik Choi, Kyu Won
Hwang, Hyung H. Kim, Soo II
Kim, Jin H. Kim, Yun Chong
Kim, Dr. Seong Soo Lee, Dr.
Young Suk Moon, Do Young
Oh, Peter U.I. Oh, Jong Young
Park, Dr. Jong Won Park, Dr.
Doo Ho Shin, Yang Jun Shin,
Dr. Tae Hoon Oum
Centre for South Asian Research
• Goal: $3 million
Economic and cultural relations between South Asia and
Canada began more than a century ago, with early immigrants
from India. Vancouver, in particular, has a large community
of South Asian background and/
or ethnic origin.
South Asia has played
an important part in the history and development of
Asian studies at UBC. With
the first course introduced in
1943, interest in South Asia
at UBC went through a growth
period in the 1960s. The combination of interdisciplinary
courses together with South
Asian literature, pre-modern
history and language courses
led to the introduction of an
undergraduate major and
graduate specializations.
The new Centre for South
Asian Research will intensify
UBC's focus on South Asia (India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan,
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) and
on Canada-South Asia issues.
It will comprise:
• two endowed chairs to carry
out research and teaching on
South Asia and to be involved in
developing courses on South
• fellowships to assist graduate
students with travel and other
costs associated with research
and course work on South Asia
and Canada-South Asian relations;
• a faculty exchange program to
bring South Asian professors to
UBC and send UBC professors
to South Asia to teach and conduct research;
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Centre for Southeast Asian
• Goal: $3 million
UBC started offering
courses on Southeast Asia in
the early 1960s. Courses are
offered now through various
UBC faculties, schools and departments: Anthropology & Sociology, Asian Studies, Commerce, Community and Regional Planning, Economics,
Geography, History, Political
Science and Religious Studies.
In 1988, an undergraduate specialization in Southeast Asian
studies was developed.
The new centre will intensify UBC's focus on Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia,
Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Brunei, Myanmar,
Kampuchea, Laos and Viet
Nam) and on Canada-Southeast
Asia issues. It will comprise:
• two endowed chairs to carry
out research and teaching on
Southeast Asia, and to be involved in developing courses in
Southeast Asian studies;
• fellowships to assist graduate
students with travel and other
costs associated with research
and course work on Southeast
Asia and Canada-Southeast
Asia relations;
• a faculty exchange program to
bring Southeast Asian professors to UBC and send UBC professors to Southeast Asia to
teach and conduct research;
• an expansion of library collections to support advanced research.
Project advisors: Timothy Seow,
Tan Yam Pin
Disability Resource Centre
■ Goal: $6 million
Spearheaded by Rick
Hansen, the Disability Resource
Centre will work to ensure that
all students, faculty, staff and
visitors can benefit from what
UBC has to offer. The centre
will coordinate campus services
and act as a community resource
for people with disabilities.
The centre is the first of
its kind in the world and will be
active in establishing networks
nationally and internationally. It
will feature six components: research, advocacy, service, access, information and employment.
Gifts from the B.C. Lottery Fund, the Vancouver Foundation, Ford Motor Company of
Canada Limited and Imperial Oil
Limited have helped to launch
this project.
Project advisor: Rick Hansen
First Nations Longhouse Enhancements
■ Goal: $900,000
Since the 1970s, UBC
has been working to increase
the representation of First Na
tions students on campus
through programs such as the
Native Indian Teacher Education Program, the Native Law
Program, the First Nations
Health Care Professions Program and the Ts"kel Graduate
Program at the First Nations
House of Learning. Currently,
there are approximately 250 First
Nations students at UBC, primarily in the Faculties of Education and Law. That figure is
expected to reach 1,000 by the
next decade.
The First Nations
Longhouse will be the first west
coast longhouse constructed as
an integral part of a university
campus. It will be the focus of
First Nations student activities
at UBC. The longhouse will give
First Nations students a home
on campus, a place where they
can study and learn in surroundings that reflect their culture and
Through major contributions from Jack Bell and June
and Bill Bellman, and through
the B.C. Government Matching
Program, construction of the
longhouse is underway.
There remain several excellent funding opportunities to
support the completion of the
longhouse. They include: carved
"house posts," integral to the
structural design of the Great
Hall; the Sacred Circle - a circular structure which would be
used as a spiritual sanctuary
and as a quiet retreat for rest
and reflection; an Elders' Place
to include First Nations Elders
in the day-to-day existence of
students' lives; a First Nations
Plaza and Kekuli House; and a
Day Care Centre.
Project advisors: Simon Baker,
Minnie Croft, Phillip Hogan,
Verna Kirkness, Stephen Point,
Alfred Scow, Joan Scow, Vince
Stogan, Alfie Waugh, Victor Jim,
Jim White, Allan Clapp,
Geraldine Glattstein
Green College Endowment
• Goal: $4 million
If Canada is to play a
strong role in the global community, our universities must continue to participate in original
research across disciplines.
UBC will build upon its research
strength by creating a residential graduate college named for
Honorary Campaign Chairman
Cecil Green, who contributed
$7 million to the project. The
endowment fund, established
with a major gift from the Estate
of Ida Green, will provide fellowships and operating funds for
the college.
The President's Fund Faculty
and Staff Endowment
• Goal: $2 million
The President's Fund
Faculty and Staff Endowment
provides an opportunity for donors to support a particular faculty initiative.
Donors may direct their
gifts into endowment funds,
which will be eligible for matching funds, for projects selected
by faculty and staff, such as
library acquisitions, scholarships, professional development, research projects, community seminars and other initiatives. In consultation with faculty committees, deans approve
the priorities forthe endowment.
Projects which have been
initiated through the Faculty and
Staff Endowment include a psychology lecture fund, graduate
scholarships for interdisciplinary
students, statistics fund for excellence, Anatomy Department
endowment fund, and a seminar
series for sustainable development.
By providing flexibility at
the faculty and department level,
Faculty and Staff Endowment
funds will strengthen UBC's
ability to respond to change and
pursue innovation.
Project advisor: Dennis Pavlich
The Arts
UBC is proud of its
achievements in the Arts and has
turned out many stars and success stories. Hundreds of graduates have careers that are artistically rich and rewarding. They
contribute immeasurably to the
lives of their communities and to
the enhancement of our culture.
Through the UBC Campaign, the university is re-affirming former President Norman
MacKenzie's vision of a centre for
music, theatre and the visual arts
at UBC. UBC's friends share this
commitment to enhancing British
Columbia's achievements in the
Arts and have demonstrated that
commitment by funding the Chan
Centre for the Performing Arts
and the Morris and Helen Belkin
Art Gallery.
Final planning is
underway forthe completion the
university's major arts initiatives, to include facilities for film,
theatre and fine arts.
Art Gallery Endowment
■ Goal: $3 million
The new art gallery,
funded by the Morris and Helen
Belkin Foundation, will promote
understanding and discussion
of contemporary art and issues
in art history, criticism and
The Art Gallery Endowment will finance exhibitions,
guest lectures, operating expenses, research, community
programs and other activities.
It will complement endowments established through the
Campaign which will enhance
UBC's and the province's
achievements in the creative and
performing arts: the David and
Brenda McLean Endowment
for the University Singers; the
Brenda McLean Endowment in
the Creative and Performing
Arts; and the Chan Endowment
Fund for the Performing Arts.
In addition, the Joan Carlisle-
Irving Artist-in-Residence and
the Arnold and Nancy Cliff
Writer-in-Residence programs
will bring noteworthy professionals, known for their outstanding
work, to share their expertise with
UBC students, faculty and members of the community; and a
Travelling Research Fellow in
Art History will expand UBC's
graduate programs in art history,
the most comprehensive in
Canada, to allow students to travel
to major museums and archives
to study art and architecture.
The School of Music - Equipment and Endowment
■ Goal: $1 million
For more than four decades, the School of Music at
UBC has assumed an increasingly important role in Canadian
music education. Its importance
is felt not only in the west, where
it is the largest and most prestigious school of its kind, but also
on a national and international
scale. Notable alumni include
Metropolitan Opera stars Judith
Forst and Ben Heppner, Juno
award-winning composer
Michael Conway Baker, and pianist Jon Kimura Parker.
Building on its existing
strengths, the School of Music is
working to establish a fund of $1
million to provide for present requirements and future needs. As
part of the school's emphasis on
enriching the lives of students, faculty and the community, $700,000
of the fund will be allocated as an
endowment to enable the school to
bring to campus a wide variety of
distinguished concert artists, composers, and scholars as musicians-
in-residence, to give concerts and
master classes.
With the forthcoming construction of the Chan Centre for
the Creative and Performing Arts,
a $300,000 purchase fund will be
established for the acquisition of
greatly-needed musical and electronic instruments.
Project advisors: David Lemon,
Robert Silverman
and Social
UBC graduates from the
humanities and social sciences
have achieved distinction in public life, commerce, academia and
social service.
The Campaign is creating
new opportunities for research in a
wide range of areas, including international studies, women's studies,
and emerging social issues.
Chair and Endowment in
South/North Studies
• Goal: $1.5 million
The future of Canada and
other industrialized countries will
increasingly be influenced by
events and trends in the Southern Hemisphere. Population
growth of 9,000 per hour, carbon accumulations of 11,000
metric tonnes per minute, political instability and growing export dependency are some of
the factors linking countries in
the South with those in the North.
The South/North Studies
program is the first in North
America dedicated to this sector
of study and enquiry. The establishment of a chair will ensure the university's ability to
attract a scholar of broad international experience and reputation, able to encourage and coordinate interdisciplinary, co-operative research, worldwide.
The International Development
Resource Centre (IDRC) has
made a major contribution to the
Project advisor: Ivan Head
American Studies Endowment
■ Goal: $1 million
Canada and the United
States share a commitment to
democracy, federalism and human rights. The two nations are
also each other's largest trading
The American Studies
Endowment will help to increase
Canadian understanding of the
United States government and
political system. It will foster
research, collaborative programs and joint projects on issues of common concern.
Project advisors: Ken Carty,
David Elkins
Centre for Research in Women 's Studies and Gender Relations
■ Goal: $2 million
The area of women's
studies has been well established over the last two decades, not only as an exciting
and important interdisciplinary
field of inquiry, but also as an
essential academic avenue to
gender equality in society.
The Centre for Research
in Women's Studies and Gender Relations will provide interdisciplinary links to foster research in the field, develop a
graduate program in Women's
Studies and Gender Relations
and collaborate with the community in developing new resources and expertise.
Project advisor: Veronica
Chair in Women and Law
■ Goal: $1 million
Research and teaching
about the impact of the legal
system on women has had a
direct impact on legal
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equality for women in Canadian society.
The Chair in Women and
Law will strengthen the teaching and research base in feminist legal studies already established in UBC's Law Faculty and
will increase sensitivity to gender bias in the substance of the
law and the judicial system.
UBC's chair will be one of the
first of its kind in Canada.
Project advisors: Risa E.
Levine, Virginia Beirnes,
Hamish C. Cameron, J.
Thomas English, Haig deB.
Farris, William E. Ireland,
Q.C, Norien A. MacDonald,
Alison E. MacLennan, John
D. McAlpine, Q.C, Terry
Myers, Kathryn E. Neilson,
Q.C, Sandra D. Sutherland,
Q.C, Kenneth Bagshaw,
Q.C, Wendy Baker, Q.C,
Rosemary Brown, Q.C, Peter Burns, Q.C, J.J. Camp,
Q.C, The Hon. Mary Collins,
George Curtis, Q.C, Arthur
Fouks, Q.C, E.N. Hughes,
Q.C, The Hon. Frank
Iacobucci, Peter Leask, A.J.
McClean, The Hon. Beverley
McLachlin, The Hon. Nathan
T. Nemetz, C.C, Q.C, Mr.
Alex C Robertson, Q.C.
Science and
To increase the momentum of scientific and
medical discovery and application, the UBC Campaign is
enabling the university to expand into new and emerging
academic areas.
In the sciences, discoveries at UBC have led to the
formation of more than 80 spinoff companies and UBC grads
have achieved success as business executives, academics and
research scientists in government and industry. In the health
sciences, UBC's research and
teaching has led to treatments
and procedures that have dramatically improved the quality
of life for thousands of people.
Chair in Audiology and
Speech Sciences
■ Goal: $1 million
Hearing loss affects
people of all ages, but is particularly troublesome for
those over 65 where hearing
loss affects 85 per cent of the
The Chair in Audiology
and Speech Sciences will enable the School of Rehabilitation Medicine to intensify its research and teaching in the assessment and rehabilitation of
hearing disorders. Audiologists,
psychologists and linguists will
study the consequences of hearing loss on language use to determine the most effective ways
to enhance communication. A
major gift has been made to the
chair through the Estate of Lyle
Harvey Potts.
Project advisor: Dr. Judith
Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair in Cardiology
■ Goal: $1 million
Cardiovascular diseases
are the most common causes of
death in Canada and account
for more than 50 per cent of all
deaths each year. Research
into the causes, progress, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases is essential if
we are to prolong and improve
the quality of life.
The establishment of the
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Chair in Cardiology will complement the strong heart research
programs at UBC and provide a
focus for cardiovascular research throughout the Faculty
of Medicine. The Heart and
Stroke Foundation of British
Columbia and Yukon is a major
contrutor to the chair.
Project advisors: Dr. Victor
Huckell, Dr. Charles Kerr, Bud
Boyer, Richard Rees, Roger
Rowley, Grant Towes
Stephen Drance Chair in
■ Goal: $1 million
UBC's Department of
Ophthalmology is a North American leader in the research and
treatment of eye disease. The
department's strengths include
research into glaucoma and diabetic eye disease, and refractive surgery.
With its unique clinical location in the Eye Care Centre,
the Chair in Ophthalmology will
bridge the gap between basic
and clinical sciences. It will be
named in honour of Stephen
Drance, OC, a guiding force in
the department. Gordon S.
Harris and his colleagues in the
field of ophthalmology, and Mr.
and Mrs. K. Alston have major
contributions to the chair.
Project advisors: Dr. Jack
Rootman, Dr. Fred Mikelberg,
Dr. Gordon Douglas
Professorship in Health
Services and Policy Research
• Goal: $250,000
The Canadian health care
system is among the best in the
world, providing care to all Canadians regardless of socio-economic status. However, in the
face of rapidly changing and increasingly expensive technology, high labourcosts, dramatic
demographic changes and the
emergence of chronic illness as
the most prevalent form of disease, the cost of maintaining a
high quality system has become
a critical concern.
The Professorship in
Health Services and Policy Research will serve as a focus for
research, database development and consultation in the
areas of health policy and health
services research and will complement educational programs
within the university.
Project Advisor: Dr. Morris Barer
Professorship in Health Promotion
■ Goal: $250,000
Health care has traditionally focused on treatment rather
than prevention. The Professorship in Health Promotion will
examine how environmental,
lifestyle, social and economic
factors affect health.
Research will be directed
at developing methods for promoting health through education and behaviour modification.
The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company has made a generous contribution to the professorship.
Project advisors: Larry Green,
Sue Hills
• Equipment Goal: $500,000
Although it is generally
recommended that women
avoid taking any medication
during pregnancy, sometimes a
medical need - such as an allergy attack, epilepsy, premature labor or complications in
pregnancy - means prescription or over-the-counter medication is required. But, because
of insufficient information, doctors and patients are unable to
properly assess the risk of taking the drug against the benefit
it might provide.
The acquisition of a mass
spectrometer will provide UBC's
specialists in pharmaceutical
sciences, obstetrics and paediatrics with state-of-the-art technology to lead the investigation
of drugs in pregnancy and children.
Project advisors:    Dr. Jim
Axelson, Dr. Frank Abbott
Chair in Fisheries Oceanography
■ Goal: $1 million
Traditionally, fisheries
and oceanography have evolved
as separate disciplines. Recent
innovations such as satellite
technology and ecosystem computer models are demonstrating
the relationship between
changes in ocean climate and
the abundance of fish.
The Chair in Fisheries
Oceanography will allow a senior scientist to undertake research on the development of
fish stocks vital to the fisheries
industry. An anonymous donor
has made a major contribution
to the chair.
Project advisors: Richard Nelson, Paul Leblond
Gobind Khorana Chair in
Biological Chemistry
• Goal: $1 million
A former professor at
UBC, Gobind Khorana received
the Nobel Prize for his work in
interpreting the genetic code.
His accomplishments exemplify
the achievements possible in
interdisciplinary research.
The Gobind Khorana
Chair will foster research in biochemistry, chemistry,
biotechnology and biomedicine.
To date, there have been several donations and widespread
support for the chair from colleagues of Prof. Khorana, and
major contributions from ICI
Canada Inc. and an anonymous
Project advisors: Gordon Tener,
Lawrence Weiler, Jack
Campbell, Robert C Miller
Chair in Plant Biotechnology
■ Goal: $1 million
Plants are the bases of
every major ecosystem and provide food, shelter and medicine
for humankind. Recent developments have moved UBC to
the forefront in biotechnology.
The Chair in Plant
Biotechnology will focus on the
study of plants at the molecular,
cellular and population level with
the goal of understanding and
manipulating plant growth in
changing environments. The
chair will provide senior leadership in plant biology at UBC.
John M. Sieburth & Louise
Anderson have made a major
contribution to the chair, in
memory of their father, H.
Faculty advisor: David Turpin
Chair in Biomedical Ethics
• Goal: $1 million
Industry's effect on genetic engineering, the extension of human life and control over reproduction are complex issues facing today's society. A Chair in
Biomedical Ethics will enable
UBC to stimulate exploration of
ethical questions in medicine,
and will enhance the program of
the Centre for Applied Ethics.
Chair in Computer Integrated Design and Construction
■ Goal: $1 million
UBC's new Computer Integrated Design and Construction (CICSR) - Computer Sciences building, which currently
is under construction, will provide a central location for the
university, industry and government to collaborate on innovative research to stimulate B.C.'s
high technology industry. The
benefits of this work will be reflected in the economy, as the
province continues to move toward an economy based on technological advances.
The Chair in Computer
Integrated Design and Construction will support the efforts of the
Centre for Integrated Computer
Systems Research in stimulating growth and collaboration in
the province's burgeoning high
technology industry. The Real
Estate Foundation of British
Columbia and JC Scott Construction have made major contributions to the chair.
Chair in Mining and the Environment
■ Goal: $1 million
Acid mine drainage,
which can have a detrimental
impact on water quality, is one
ofthe most serious environmental concerns facing the mining
industry. In B.C., representatives of the mining industry and
the federal and provincial governments are supporting research efforts which will ensure
the safe removal of minerals
through mining exploration.
Through the Chair in Mining and the Environment, UBC
will engage in research to predict, prevent, control, treat and
monitor acid rock drainage in
order to minimize the environmental impact of mining and
mineral processing. Energy,
Mines & Petroleum and the Ministry of the Environment, and
the Cy and Emerald Keyes
Charitable Foundation have contributed major funds to the
Fund Raising
at UBC
The fundamental groundwork established through the
World of Opportunity Campaign
will provide the impetus for continued fund raising, based on
university and faculty priorities.
The following are projects
which have well-developed proposals and strategies for continued fund raising. (Where applicable, funds raised through the
Campaign will be applied to
these projects.)
• A Creative Arts Facility will be developed as phases
two and three of UBC's major
creative arts initiative. (Phase
one for the development of a
music wing of the Chan Centre
forthe Performing Arts has been
funded.) The remaining phases
will fund facilities for theatre,
film and fine arts.
• The establishment of an
Islamic & Arabic Studies Endowment will enable UBC to acquire additional library resources,
fund visiting scholars and provide opportunities for UBC scholars to visit institutions specializing in Islamic and Arabic studies.
■ Nursing research examines the interrelationship among
health, illness, human behaviour and the environment. The
Elizabeth Kenny McCann
Chair in Nursing Practice and
Research will examine how factors such as ethnicity, aging and
family functioning affect health
• With a large population
of Dutch extraction, British Co- Page 8
lumbia has a special interest in
Netherlandic Studies. UBC
scholars currently pursue Dutch
studies through the departments
of History, Asian Studies and
the Faculty of Law. A Netherlands Studies Endowment will
enable UBC to increase understanding of the Dutch language
and culture and promote greater
interest in contemporary issues
in the Netherlands.
• One out of eight Canadian adults cannot read or write.
Not only does illiteracy impair
quality of life, it affects national
productivity. A Centre for Literacy and Technology will focus on research that simplifies
literacy acquisition and increases the ability to adapt to a
rapidly changing workplace and
society. Pacific Press Limited
has made a major donation to
the centre.
• Through a Media and
Graphics Interdisciplinary
Centre (MAGIC), UBC will pioneer the use of computer graphics, digital sound and other multimedia technology across a range
of disciplines. To date, $4 million has been committed to the
establishment of MAGIC. Generous gifts have been received
from IBM, Alias Research Inc.
and Wavefront Canada. Additional funding is needed for
equipment and endowments.
• In an age of expanding
information, journalists require
more than technical writing abilities. Specialized knowledge and
sophisticated research skills are
becoming fundamental to reporting. UBC proposes to establish
a School of Journalism, a
graduate program aimed at developing critical and investigative skills.
• Fundamental changes
in international trade relations,
coupled with advances in food
processing, have given a new
urgency to problems of food
marketing and food quality. UBC
proposes to take a leadership
role in this area with the establishment of a Food Research
Centre. Molson Companies
Limited has made a contribution
to the centre.
• The cost of maintaining
a quality health care system has
become a critical concern in the
face of rapidly changing technology, higher labour costs, demographic changes and the extension ofthe human lifespan. A
Centre for Health Services and
Policy Research would address these and other health
care issues, with a cross-disciplinary perspective.
• A Judaic Studies Endowment will serve as a focal
point for enhancing Judaica at
UBC. Through the endowment,
visiting scholars would deliver
lectures within the university and
to the general community. In
addition, new courses would be
developed, such as Jewish Law
and Ethics, and studies on Jews
and Judaism in central and eastern Europe.
• There are few educational programs in Canada designed to prepare leaders in oral
health care for older patients.
The establishment of a Chair in
Geriatric Dentistry is a major
clinical and research effort to
understand the effect of aging
on oral tissues, improve diagnostic procedures for oral cancer and other oral lesions, and
develop new materials for dental restoration.
• Information technology
is expected to become British
Columbia's second largest industry during this decade. A
Chair in Computer Engineering will enhance the ability of
UBC's Department of Computer Engineering to educate more
students. General Motors has
made a contribution to the chair.
Other projects and proposals are being developed for
a 1993-97 Case Statement that
will be assessed for faculty and
university priority and for feasibility on an annual and continuing basis.
One of the goals of the World of
Opportunity Campaign is to
strengthen relationships between UBC and the community
it serves. Our friends and partners provide not only resources,
but also new ideas for building a
strong institution that will lead
British Columbia and Canada
into the next century. We will
express our appreciation for
these important contributions
through an innovative program
that offers donors a special place
within the UBC family, and public recognition where desired.
Through the University Matching Program, the Government
of British Columbia has committed to providing some $90 million by 1996 to match private
campaign contributions. To
date, UBC has received $40
million in matching funds. The
remainder of the funds will be
used to match pledge payments
and further donations to specific
projects listed in the Gift Opportunities section of this Case
World of Opportunity Honour Roll
Donors who give $5,000 (recognition value $10,000 with match)
or more to the campaign will receive prominent and permanent
recognition on the UBC campus.
A grand honour roll will list the
names of these donors. Striking
in design and centrally located,
the grand honour roll will provide
a lasting tribute to the generosity
of UBC's partners and friends
during the World of Opportunity
Donors will be listed on the honour roll according to the following gift categories:
Total Recognition Value of Gift
(including matching funds)
$10,000,000 +
$2,000,000 - 9,999,999
$1,000,000- 1,999,999
$500,000 - 999,999
$250,000 - 499,999
$50,000 - 99,999
$20,000 - 49,999
Building Recognition
In addition to being named on the
grand honour roll, donors who
contribute $10,000 (recognition
value $20,000) or more to buildings will be recognized on a donor
wall or other architectural feature
in the facility. Those who donate
$125,000 or more may have a
room, study space or other area
named in their honor.
Endowment Recognition
Academic chairs may be
named in honour of the donor
who contributes $500,000 (recognition value $1,000,000) or
more to the endowment. Professorships may carry naming
for gifts of $125,000 and above.
Naming is subject to Senate approval.
Plaques for newly created
chairs and professorships will appear in the appropriate faculty
building, listing the major donor
as well as other donors who contributed $10,000 or more to the
The President's Fund Recognition
Giving to the President's
Fund has provided a special opportunity for alumni and friends.
Through a matching program of
the Vancouver Foundation and
the Government Matching Program, individual gifts to the Opportunity Endowment in the
President's Fund have multiplied
four times in value to UBC.
Where a corporate matching
program exists, donations have
multiplied eightfold.
The Scholarship Endowment benefits students registered
in any faculty, with allocations for
First Nations students, women
and students with disabilities. Gifts
to the Scholarship Endowment
have doubled in value through
government matching. Donors are
recognized for the full amount.
All corporate gifts and
major individual gifts to either
endowment have doubled
through the government match,
with full recognition for the
matching portion.
A major plaque naming
donors to the President's Fund
will be mounted in a prominent
area near the President's Office.
Media Recognition
Donors will be listed in
campaign and university publications unless they request anonymity. Gifts of $125,000 (recognition value $250,000) or more
will be recognized through news
releases and feature articles.
Opportunities for Involvement
UBC welcomes donor
participation in the World of Opportunity Campaign and will
make every effort to ensure donors benefit from a significant
and enjoyable relationship with
the university—its people,
places and programs. We will
maintain contact with donors
through university publications
and invitations to special events.
Donors will have access to theatre and music performances,
academic lectures, community
conferences, athletic events,
gardens, museums, libraries, art
galleries, travel programs and
university events.
With the support of friends
and alumni, UBCiscreatingaworld
of opportunity for students, faculty,
industry, government and the community. We want to ensure that our
partners have opportunities to participate in the life of the university
they have helped to build.
Ways of Giving
Outright Cash Gifts and
Contributions to the
World of Opportunity Campaign
are most often made in the form
of cash. Pledges may be made
over a five-year period, normally
commencing in the year the
pledge is made or on a schedule
convenient to the donor. Donations to UBC, as a registered
charity, generate a tax credit
which may be applied against a
maximum of 20 per cent of taxable income and can be carried
forward for up to five years.
Donations are placed into a
trust account, where interest is held
foroneyear. Interestincomeisused
to finance campaign expenses.
Gifts of Property
Gifts of property may give
donors even greater tax advantages. Donors considering gifts
of equipment or collections, life
insurance, securities, real estate or other such gifts should
contact the Planned Giving Unit
of the Development Office.
Gifts to Funded Projects
Donors who wish to
support campaign projects
that are fully funded can still
do so and receive recognition
for their gift. Their donation
will displace B.C. government
matching funds applied to the
project. The government
matching funds will then be
applied to the area of greatest need within the campaign.
The UBC Foundation
When planning a major
contribution, donors should
consider giving through The
UBC Foundation. As an agent
of the Crown, the Foundation
issues a tax receipt which may
be applied against 100 per
cent of taxable income. Any
unused portion of the receipt
may be carried forward up to
five years. For assistance,
contact the Planned Giving
Unit of the Development Office.
International Giving
Many UBC alumni and
friends living in Canada, the
United States or other countries
have assets located in the
United States. The American
Foundation for UBC is a charitable foundation incorporated in
the United States, and issues
tax receipts which may be used
to reduce United States income
Similar options are available in a number of countries
around the world to grant tax
relief to citizens who may wish
to make donations outside their
own country. For example, donors in Japan who contribute to
UBC can make theirgiftsthrough
the Council for Better Corporate
Citizenship in Japan. This body
then issues tax receipts that can
be used to reduce taxes.
For further information,
donors should contact the
Planned Giving Unit of the Development Office. UNIVERSITY     OF     BRITISH     COLUMBIA
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• Supervising faculty or staff
members use University students or staff on University time
to carry out work on behalf of a
company in which they have a
significant interest.
• University resources, space
or facilities are used by a faculty or staff member to benefit
a private concern in which the
individual has a significant interest.
• Charges for use of the University's specialized laboratories
or equipment which are differential for outsider organizations, may lead to allegations
of favoritism.
To protect the University, full disclosure in advance of any potential
conflict of interest and, where appropriate advance approval, is necessary. Any member of the University community with a potential
conflict of interest shall disclose in
writing the details to the administrative head of the unit in which
they work, with a copy to the next
level up and the Vice President
Honoraria to full-time members of
faculty or staff for services rendered to departments other than
departments of which they are
members, will normally not be
granted if the payment comes from
University funds. In exceptional
cases, payment of such honoraria
may be allowed, subject to the
approval ofthe appropriate Deans,
the Office of the President and the
Board of Governors. This does not
apply to honoraria paid to full-time
members of faculty or staff from
funds specifically provided for the
purpose (e.g. stipends for extra-
sessional and continuing education teaching).
Research contracts between the
University and contracting agencies involving honoraria paid to
members of faculty or staff shall
be approved by the Office of the
President (Research Administration) only on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty,
with the approval of the Head of
the Department. If so recommended, the Research Administrator is authorized to sign such
contracts on behalf of the University, provided that the total of all
honoraria paid to the faculty or
staff member from all sources
(contracts, grants, etc.) does not
exceed two-twelfths of the member's salary during the appointment year (July 1 to June 30).
Proposals for research contracts
which involve honoraria exceeding this amount shall be forwarded
by the Dean of the Faculty to the
Vice President Academic & Provost for consideration.
The Research Administrator shall
forward to the Vice President Academic & Provost at the end of each
month a list of all research contracts which involve honoraria to
members of faculty.
Faculty and staff members select
the method of receiving an honorarium from the following options in
advance of any payment being
(a) Honoraria may be accepted for
an individual's personal use and
are then to be considered as income, are included in the individual's T4 slip for income tax purposes, and are paid through the
Payroll Section of the Department
of Financial Services. The procedure for initiating this payment is:
(i) A memo requesting payment, indicating its purpose and
the account number to be
charged, signed for approval
by both the administrative head
of the unit and one additional
level above, is sent to Faculty
Records in the Office of the
Vice President Academic &
Provost. When a payment is to
be made by another Faculty,
the signatures of both deans
are required.
(ii) Payments may be requested
in monthly instalments or in
one or more lump sums.
(b) Faculty or staff members may
decline the honorarium for personal use, but may wish to use it for
research, for a donation to the
University or for other University
activities. A member may also
direct monies received for consulting or other professional fees to a
University account. The individual
makes a written request for a separate account to be established,
approved by the Director or Head
and Dean (Dean only in non-departmentalized Faculties and Director and Vice President for in
non-academic units).
The authority for establishment of
accounts to be used to promote
research is the Research Administrator. For accounts to be used for
any other University activities, the
authority is the Vice President Administration and Finance. In all
cases, a description ofthe purpose
of the account must accompany
requests for these transfers. The
request is approved by the Department Head and the Dean. Signing
authority is in the name of a person
senior to the grantee. Expenditures from such accounts are consistent with regulations concerning
University accounts. In particular,
these accounts shall not be used,
directly or indirectly, for expenditures that provide personal or private benefits to the donor or to any
other person.
Full-time appointments involve a
year-round (except for the vacation period) commitment to teaching, research, service, support
activities, and participation in the
life of the University.
Outside professional activities are
extra-University activities which
involve the same kind of specialized skills and knowledge that the
faculty or staff member practices
in the employ of the University, and
are at the cutting edge of the field
or discipline. Activities such as
volunteer work, community work
and the running of businesses not
related to work done at the University are normally not considered
outside professional activities.
The University recognizes that the
competence and effectiveness of
faculty and staff may be enhanced
by theirparticipation in certain kinds
of outside professional activities.
For example, they can contribute
to the professional development of
the individual through the acquisition of new skills, external contexts
and techniques or provide additional opportunity for application of
knowledge to practical situations,
and thus increase the individual's
effectiveness in teaching, research,
service and support endeavours.
They can also open up academically-relevant opportunities for
graduate students.
Furthermore, such participation frequently advances the purpose of
the University in serving the needs
of the larger community which it is
a part through fostering the transfer and application of knowledge.
Yet, extra-University activities may
produce consequences that are
not to be measured merely in terms
of hours expended. The distraction of non-University occupations,
the expenditure of emotional energies, the obligations contingent on
accepting external fees and salaries may all interfere in the proper
discharge ofthe primary University
The essential principle of the University's policy on outside commitments to tasks outside the responsibilities of faculty or staff members to the University - that is their
responsibilities to students, the discipline, colleagues, service and
support - must be such that their
University responsibilities are completely satisfied.
Faculty members shall disclose in
writing the extent, nature, and timing of all outside professional activities to the administrative head
of their unit annually so that the
individual's obligations and the
extent of those obligations to outside organizations are known by
the University.
Prior written approval of the University (granted by the administrative head of the unit) is required in
the following cases:
(i) when University services
and facilities will be used for
outside professional activities,
except when such uses are
already provided for in existing regulations of the University, Faculty or Department
(such as approved secretarial
assistance for a faculty member editing a journal); this approval may be given provided
appropriate arrangements for
such uses and for their payment (including reimbursement at fair rates for labour,
materials, equipment and
space) are made;
(ii) when rescheduling of activities (e.g. classes or office hours)
will result;
(iii) when the total outside professional activity for a faculty
member in any one year becomes substantial, that is, more
than an accumulated 26 days
per year, exclusive of vacation
period. (Subject to approval by
the President, Departments or
Faculties may formulate their
own definition of "substantial"
and formulate more detailed
procedures on outside professional activities, consistent with
these university-wide procedures, concerning the distinction between paid and unpaid
professional activity, participation in continuing education
courses, the procedures for re-
portingoutside professional activities, and other matters.)
(iv) when a faculty member will
be off campus for a period of 30
consecutive days (excluding
(v) when outside professional
activities are increased during
a period of study leave.
Prior written approval of the University (granted by the administrative head of the unit) is required
whenever a member of staff wishes
to engage in outside professional
activities during normal hours of
Activities of a non-professional nature (such as running a business,
or performing voluntary or community work), which do not enhance the competence and effectiveness of faculty and staff members in their work at the University,
will neither interfere in any way with
their commitment to full-time employment at the University nor use
any resources of the University.
There are many benefits to be
gained by both the individual and
UBC from a faculty or staff member's active involvement in community service activities. Such
activity enhances the community's
awareness of the contribution UBC
makes to our society, while providing opportunities for many and
varied linkages of members with
business and philanthropic organi
zations and leaders There is also
the concern that duty imposed by
membership on the board of another organization could conflict
with a faculty or staff member's
duty to the University.
Unless appointed as a representative of the University, and
recognized and recorded as such
by the University, a faculty or
staff member serving on the board
of an outside organization does
so in his or her individual capacity.
A faculty or staff member approached to serve as a member of
a board, whether of a for-profit,
charitable, or advocacy organization, has the duty to consult in
advance of acceptance with the
department head and dean (or vice
president in the case of a non-
departmentalized faculty or administrative department, or President
in the case of a vice president, or
Chairman of the Board of Governors in the case of the President).
Such consultation will address the
interests of the University, as well
as the benefit that might accrue to
the individual, the University and
the outside organization from such
membership. Following consultation, any concerns of administrators about the board membership
will be conveyed in writing to the
Acceptance of gifts, entertainment,
travel, and services for personal
use from people or companies who
do business with the University
could impede the objectivity of faculty and staff members and create
a conflicting obligation to that person or company contrary to the
obligation of faculty and staff members to UBC.
For this reason, it is incumbent on
the individual faculty or staff member to initiate a discussion with
the administrative head of the
unit if feasible whenever the individual is about to be offered gifts,
entertainment, travel, or services
of significant value so that the
issues surrounding obligation may
be completely disclosed and approval obtained before a personal
benefit is received. It is recognized that there will be circumstances in which individuals will
have to decide at a moment's
notice whether or not to accept a
gift. In these cases, individuals
are to consult with the administrative head at the earliest possible opportunity. Administrative
heads of units, in considering requests, will take into consideration the source, value, purpose
and frequency of offering in assessing the case. Any potential
detriment to the University should
be grounds for denial of the request to receive a gift. Tokens of
appreciation of insignificant value
may be accepted at the discretion of the individual. Page 4
A conflict of interest appears to
exist when faculty and staff members take part in decisions to transact UBC business with a company
in which they have a material interest. Therefore, the responsibility
rests with individuals to disclose
wheneverthey have influence over
a decision about a proposed contract between UBC and a company
in which they have substantial holdings and to withdraw from the UBC
decision-making process.
UBC equipment, materials, supplies and services are for University use and not for the personal
use of members of faculty or staff.
Normally, departments do not lend
out equipment. When borrowing
of commonplace equipment is permitted, it must not impede the operation of UBC functions in any
way and the head of the administrative unit is to determine in advance the amount of charge, taking into account depreciation, to be
applied as a rental.
The University owns many pieces
of large-scale, specialized equipment not available elsewhere in
the province. As a service to the
community, use of this equipment
may be arranged at the administrative unifs discretion, provided
that such use does not interfere
with the activities for which the
equipment was acquired, that appropriate supervision of the use of
the equipment is arranged, that
the borrower purchase insurance
(not only for the physical asset
during the period of the loan but
also for liability for the equipment's
operation, naming UBC on its policy
as an additional insured), and that
rental is charged at established
rates (taking into account depreciation and rates reflective of the
value of the equipment's use).
Many faculty and staff members
are remunerated for consultation
in their professions, and to avoid
the appearance of conflict of interest, should refrain from soliciting
clients for private practice through
connections at the University. This
applies not only to government
agencies, private companies and
the public, but also to students and
fellow members of faculty and staff.
For example, a perception on the
part of a student that he/she is
being coerced/exploited through
referral for assistance could be of
detriment to UBC and the student.
Student requests to their instructors/advisors for professional service should be referred to other
experts. When such requests are
of an exceptional nature such that
the instructor/advisor believes he
or she should provide the professional service, this should only be
done after discussion of the matter
with the administrative head of the
unit to further explore alternate
Unless the individual has proprietary rights (usually enforceable through copyright or
patent), it is deemed to be un
professional conduct to make
use of knowledge gained
through employment at UBC
which is not generally available to the public for non-University purposes or investments. It is a conflict of interest and therefore not permitted to use for personal gain
information not in the public
domain acquired as a result of
a faculty or staff member's University-supported activities.
While an important function of a
university is dissemination of knowledge and transfer of information
and while much information about
the operation of the University is in
the public domain, there are situations when certain information
about the affairs of the University
within knowledge of members of
faculty and staff is confidential and
is not to be disclosed to others.
Examples of confidential information include, but are not limited to, most personnel matters,
matters relating to a student's
performance and status, and
donor information. For instance,
personal information such as
earnings, address, marital status, social insurance number, etc.
about any employee of the University may not be released to
enquirers by either the Department of Human Resources or by
any other University department,
faculty or school, without prior
written authorization from the individual employee in question.
Since many committees are
charged with responsibilities for
confidential matters, participants
on such committees are alerted to
the importance of maintaining the
confidentiality of details of the discussion and decisions made. Examples include personnel committees involved in the selection or
appointment of candidates for
employment, in decisions relating
to promotion, tenure, and salary
adjustment, committees involved
in the academic assessment of
students, and administrative committees dealing with such matters
as financial management and control, procurement and tendering,
the selection of architects, etc.
The responsibility for maintaining
the confidentiality of information
of documents includes the responsibility for ensuring, as far as
is reasonable and practicable,
that such information or documents are not directly or indirectly made available to unauthorized persons.
Members of the University community may express their opinions
outside the University with the same
freedom as other citizens. Such
expressions are solely the responsibility of the individual, and the
University assumes no responsibility for them, except for statements issued on behalf of the University by those so authorized to
act by the University administration.
Many organizations recognize
the need for policies governing the employment of members of the same family. Some
employment policies proscribe
the employment of members
of the same family or require
some form of independent approval where such conflicts of
interest occur. The problem of
this approach is to define as
familial all the personal relationships that could lead to
preferential treatment in the
hiring of particular individuals.
As an example, the hiring of a
next door neighbour or a fellow
club member, for that reason
alone, may be just as unfair
and damaging to an organization's reputation and public
image as the hiring of a member of the same family in similar circumstances.
Therefore, the University takes
every precaution to guard
against favouritism of every
kind in hiring. Faculty and staff
members must be scrupulously
fair and honest in ensuring that
positions are well advertised
and that appointments are offered always to the best-qualified available candidates. In
so doing, however, the University acknowledges that, occasionally and in unique circumstances, there are cases in
which, to fulfil the mission of
the University, potential conflicts of interest may arise.
When a faculty or staff member is in a position to influence
personnel decisions (such as
the recruitment, offer of employment, evaluation of performance, promotion, granting
of tenure, or termination of employment ) with respect to another with whom the faculty or
staff member has a relationship which might reasonably
be construed as a conflict or
potential conflict of interest,
then the faculty or staff member has a duty to disclose the
situation to the administrative
head of the unit.
In selection decisions, the administrative head of the unit
has the responsibility of deciding whether approval will be
given to make an offer of employment. Among other considerations, the administrative
head should seek assurance
that a reasonable search has
been made, taking into account
the nature of the work to be
done and that the applicant is
the best available candidate
for the job.
Normally, faculty and staff
members are expected to avoid
apparent and actual conflict of
interest situations by not participating in the decision-making process with respect to the
other person. For example, a
faculty member is required to
withdraw from a departmental
committee charged with evaluating the other person's case
for tenure or promotion.
There are, however, cases in
which this is not possible, such
as that of a researcher who
employs a research assistant
on a grant. If, in such a situa
tion, the faculty or staff member and/or administrative head
of unit deem that a disclosed
potential conflict of interest
may warrant monitoring rather
than avoidance, the administrative head will consult with
the Associate Vice President
Human Resources and/or Associate Vice President Academic, as appropriate, who will
determine procedures to be followed to ensure the systematic monitoring of the potential
conflict of interest throughout
the period of employment. The
process by which monitoring
occurs shall be consistent, fair,
unbiased and documented in
order to protect both the
individual(s) and the University and will normally include
events such as recruitment,
offer of employment, performance evaluation, tenure, promotion, discipline and termination of employment.
A record of each case will be
documented and kept on file in
the office of the appropriate
Associate Vice President for
the duration of the employment
and in accordance with legislated requirements governing
employment records. Each
record must contain a signed
statement of agreement between the individual(s) and the
University which permits the
University to: release information concerning the process used to monitor the potential conflict of interest: and,
with the written permission of
the individual(s) for whom there
is a potential conflict of interest, release information concerning the substantive elements of the case.
Members of faculty and staff
will be asked to review their
current relations with other employees at the University and
to disclose any potential conflicts of interest which might
presently exist to the administrative head of their unit.
The University's approach to
avoiding conflicts of interest in
purchasing and selling is to
deal at arm's length with suppliers and customers by appointing agents authorized to
make decisions on purchasing
and selling who are separate
from units and individuals
standing to benefit from the
All faculty and staff members who
have decision-making authority
or who are in a position to influence a decision about a purchase
or contract must disclose in writing any personal material interest
in a prospective vendor to the
Director of Purchasing (or Director of the Bookstore, University
Librarian, Director of Campus
Planning, etc) and withdraw from
the decision-making process, if
that is deemed appropriate.
Caution should be exercised in
dealings with vendors during the
decision-making process, and acceptance of gifts, travel or other
incentives is prohibited.
In order to obtain the best possible value for the University
dollar, specifications should be
constructed in as generic a way
possible. This will avoid the
appearance of tailor-making a
purchase request to favour a
particular supplier. However,
it is entirely appropriate to
specify considerations relevant
to the purchase, such as the
quality of service expected,
delivery time, and method and
timing of billing.
A conflict is considered to exist
whenever a personal consideration, benefit or material interest
could potentially interfere with
optimizing the dollar return to UBC
on its goods or services sold. For
this reason, the establishment of
prices at fair market value and
the dissemination of information
about the availability for sale of
goods and services are critical.
All faculty and staff members
who have decision-making authority or who are in a position
to influence a decision about a
sale must disclose any personal material interest in the
transaction to the vice president to whom their department
reports, copying administrative
heads and/or deans, and withdraw from the sale process if
deemed appropriate.
Although interest from UBC's
external community about the
teaching and research programs is welcome and academic initiatives are often developed in consultation with the
community, decisions concerning the academic affairs of the
University will be made through
the appropriate, established
bodies and authorities.
The academic decision-making
process is established in part to
ensure that there is sufficient academic rationale for activities undertaken. For an endowment to
be established for academic purposes (eg. scholarship, chair, professorship, centre), approval
must be obtained from both Senate and the Board of Governors.
Donors will be neither advantaged
nor disadvantaged in the normal
academic functions of the University, such as admissions,
progress of students and honorary degrees. Similarly, the University does not withhold research
results as a general principle, but
in exceptional cases, publication
may be delayed; donors to particular research programs who
request withholding publication
of results may be offered the
same conditions as provided for
research contracts. UBC REPORTS June 18.1992       5
Visual aids tell the story for ESL students
For children learning English as a
second language, pictures may indeed be worth a thousand words.
In fact, some educators believe
"key visuals" such as charts, graphs
and diagrams may provide an essential link between language and academic learning.
Today, almost half of Vancouver's 50,000 school-age children
speak a language other than English
at home and receive some form of
ESL support.
But while they may be learning
enough English to converse with friends
in the playground, these ESL students
may lag behind their English-speaking
counterparts in the academic English
needed for the classroom.
"The English that's learned quickly
is the kind needed for chat," said
UBC Assistant Professor Margaret
Early. "But you have to go beyond
simple conversation to be successful
in school and that takes a particular
kind of help."
For the last decade, Early and Professor Bernard Mohan have been
working with the Vancouver School
Board (VSB) to develop new methods of ESL instruction.
They argue that if ESL students
are to keep up with their English-
speaking peers, language skills must
be taught in conjunction with aca
demic subjects, not in isolation. And
they believe key visuals will go a
long towards achieving this goal.
"Visuals provide an effective way
of conveying how information is organized," said Early. "They allow
students to explore the hows
and whys of a subject while
eliminating the need for
trivial, isolated language exercises."
According    to
Mohan, information can be organized in at least six
major ways: classification (classifying, defining),
principles   (explaining, predicting), description
(observing, labelling,       naming),
evaluation (judging,
evaluating, appreciating), sequence (predicting, planning, arranging)
and choice (decision-making, selecting, identifying)
Each area of this "knowledge framework" comes with its
own language which can be gradually
introduced to students. Areas also
have their own conventional illustrations which can be used by teachers
as springboards to other class activi
ties involving language comprehension (listening and reading) or expression (speaking and writing).
Nitobe Garden to get
$1 -million spruce-up
The Nitobe Memorial Garden will
receive a $l-million facelift this fall,
a renovation which is to include the
construction of a wall around the
garden's perimeter.
Prince and Princess Takamado of
Japan joined Lt.-Gov. David Lam and
Mrs. Lam at a ground-breaking ceremony last month to launch the project.
Japanese landscape architect
Toshiaki Masuno will start refurbishing the garden in October and is expected to complete the job in the
spring of 1993.
Apart from replacing the existing
hedge with a more secure and sound
proof wall, work will also entail enhancing the stonework around the
perimeter of the pond, replacing and
pruning plants and renovations to the
tea garden.
Opened in 1960, the Nitobe Garden has been described as a textbook
of traditional garden art, the finest of
its kind outside of Japan.
The renovation project has been
funded through Konwakai (the Vancouver-Japanese Businessmen's Association), the Commemmorative
Association for the Japan World Exposition (1970) and with assistance
from the Japan Foundation.
Meeting updates
campus on plan
"Preserving the best and repairing the rest" was the underlying theme at
the May 20 presentation of the Main Campus Plan.
The public presentation was attended by about 100 people, with interest
groups ranging from the campus community, including the UEL and the
GVRD, to architects, engineers, planners and the general public.
The presentation comes near the end of a two-year consultation process
during which public feedback has helped shape the plan.
The purpose ofthe two-hour presentation, given by University Planner Andrew
Brown and Roger DuToit, chief planning consultant, DuToit Allsopp Hiilier, was
to inform, update and provide a review of the role and scope of the plan.
Questions focused primarily on issues dealing with transportation, cliff
stabilization, heritage preservation, and housing, as well as innovative ideas
such as bringing the campus to the city and the shifting of class times to
reduce transportation problems.
To date, responses to the third draft of the Main Campus Plan have
involved issues including pressures on the park, traffic congestion, cliff
stabilization, signage and orientation, parking, public safety, and the
proposed town centre. The Main Campus Plan is currently in its third
draft and is being reviewed by the Board of Governors.
For further information or a copy of the plan, please contact Kathleen Laird-
Bums, UBC Campus Planning and Development, 822-8228.
Submitted by Kathleen Laird-Burns, Campus Planning and Development
Key Visuals
Some ofthe visual aids used in
teaching ESL students.
"Classification of countries in social studies, forms of energy in science, vertebrates in biology, or muf
fins in home economics — they can
all be discussed at an early stage of
language learning," said Mohan.
"There's no sense putting a child's
development of knowledge on hold
to teach English for English's
Mohan added that it often takes immigrant students up to seven years
to acquire the language skills needed
in a mainstream
classroom. However, students have
traditionally been
given  just   two
years of basic ESL
instruction before
being placed in a
regular class.
With some Vancouver schools having up to 50 different
first languages spoken
by students, bilingual
education in the classroom
raises a number of practical
Early said Mohan's approach
does away with the need for an
entirely different curriculum for ESL
students and has been used effec:
tively with both first and second language students.
In 1989, the Vancouver School
Board designated 10 schools (six elementary and four secondary) to take
part in a four-year project to develop
the social and academic integration
of ESL students.
The project currently has more
than 100 educators using an integrated approach to teaching language
and academic subject material.
Teams of ESL and regular classroom teachers, particularly those with
expertise in social studies, science
and computers, are working together
testing and evaluating new ESL teaching methods and materials.
A recent three-year grant from the
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council will allow this work
to be followed up in detail.
Vancouver's ESL student population represents about 80 countries
and 66 languages.
They are taught in 62 separate ESL
classes in elementary schools and 87
classes in secondary schools. The remainder are either offered some form of
in-class support or attend "transitional
classes" which focus on the teaching of
language with regular class content.
The UBC researchers work in close
collaboration with VSB staff, particularly Hugh Hooper, the district
principal for ESL programs. Recommendations for future ESL developments are jointly made and considered on an ongoing basis.
Digging in
Photo by Media Services
Helping the garden grow, the spouses of some Canadian premiers recently joined UBC dignitaries to plant
a hornbeam tree in the David Lam Asian Garden. They were on campus to attend the national conference of
the Parent Resources Institute for Drug Education, an organziation which combats adolescent drug abuse.
From left, Julie McKenna of New Brunswick, Beckie Harcourt of B.C., Janice Filmon of Manitoba, Alice
Strangway, wife of UBC President David Strangway, and Bruce Macdonald, director ofthe Botanical Garden..
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Summer camp
lets kids be kids
Summer camp. For most kids it represents freedom from the boredom
of hot city streets or escape from performing their daily chores.
But for kids with cancer, it could mean a whole new lease on life.
Betty Davies, an associate professor of Nursing, and her colleague
Brenda Eng, recently studied the effects of a summer camp experience on
the self-concept of children with cancer.
Their research indicates that summer camp was a valuable experience
for these children.
"It presents an opportunity for them to socialize with kids who are in the
same situation," said Davies.
'They see other kids who have lost limbs, or who are bald from
chemotherapy treatments, and they feel less self-conscious. Despite the
trauma, these kids are normal and need to be treated that way."
Davies and Eng studied 69 children who attended Camp Goodtimes, a
one-week summer resident camp located on the Sunshine Coast. Thirty-
three boys and 36 girls, between six and 16 years of age, participated in the
Almost one-half of the children had leukemia. Most were diagnosed
within the current year or within one year of attending camp.
Psychological measures were used to assess the self-concept of the
children. One of the tests required the kids to draw a human figure twice
during the course of camp — at the beginning of their stay and again at the
end of camp. The drawings were analysed for emotional indicators.
"The most frequently occuring emotional indicators in the pre-camp
drawings were the omission of body parts, particularly hands and feet,"
said Davies.
"Others included tiny figures, unusually large or small arms and legs,
clinging arms and legs, and poor integration. They were strongly suggestive of a certain amount of anxiety, insecurity or uncertainty."
She said that there was a slight improvement between pre- and post-
camp drawings in the areas of insecurity, shyness and timidity, but the
largest improvement was seen in the children's level of anxiety which
decreased substantially by the end of camp.
'The findings suggest that the children had a more positive self-concept
following their camp experience," Davies said.
"They perceived themselves to be less vulnerable, more'capable and
more independent. They just need to feel like kids, not kids with cancer."
Pooling off to' vantastic' start
UBC team places second
iii Odyssey competition
A team of UBC students placed
second among post-secondary institutions at the annual Odyssey of the
Mind, a creative problem-solving
competition held recently at the University of Coloradp in Boulder.
The UBC team, sponsored by the
Faculty of Applied Science, was
coached by Jim Atwater, an associate
professor in the Dept. of Civil Engi-
Campus thief gets
prison sentence
A Vancouver man who fraudulently
obtained computer equipment worth
about $225,000 from UBC has been
sentenced to 28 months in jail.
John Melvin Hill, 34, was sentenced after pleading guilty to the
charge in B.C. Supreme Court. He
had been working as a consultant to
the university.
Team members, drawn from the
faculties of Applied Science, Science
and Arts, were: Helen Wong, Ana
Maria Kim, Maria Glavas,
Christopher Chan-Henry, Nancy
Kang, Karla Tsang and Nathan
All seven had previously competed together in the competition
while students in high school, and
decided to enter again under the UBC
banner, Atwater said.
In total, there were 14 teams from
B.C., mainly from elementary and
secondary schools.
Odyssey of the Mind is a New
Jersey-based organization that promotes the use of creative approaches
in problem-solving. About one million young people are involved worldwide.
The problem faced by the UBC
team was to build five different vehicles: pneumatic-driven, water-driven,
mechanically-driven, electrically-
driven and a stair-climbing device.
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Van pooling is up
and running at UBC.
"Thanks to the generous support ofthe Jack
Bell Foundation of Vancouver, UBC has secured
the services of one of a
dozen vans that have
been made available by
the foundation to businesses in the lowermain-
land," said Glen Stanger,
associate director of
Plant Operations.
Stanger said UBC
employees who van
pool pay a monthly fee
which is the fraction
of the cost of single
driver automobile
"The monthly cost of belonging to
a van pool that commutes about 80
kilometres a day is $93 for an eight-
passenger van." he said.
"A single commuter who makes an
80-kilometre round trip will spend
about $400 monthly, when you factor
in the cost of maintenance, insurance, depreciation and gasoline."
Soon to be a familiar sight for commuters throughout the
Lower Mainland, a van stands ready to roll.
Stanger said van pooling service
started up on June 1, and is currently
available between Tsawwassen/
Ladner and UBC, as well as
Coquitlam and the university. More
vans serving the Richmond and North
Delta areas may also be in place in
the near future.
"When eight people from an area
express an interest in joining, a dem-
Total energy consumption could be cut by 50% in UBC-designedhome.
Healthy house would
use less lumber, energy
The house is small but healthy.
In fact, UBC's Chris Mattock and
David Rousseau have helped design one
of the two healthiest houses in Canada.
Their 1,000-square-foot, environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient creation
was recendy voted a co-winner in the
Canada Mortgage and .Housing Corp.
Healthy Housing Design Competition.
The "urban infill" entry, to be built on
a city site alongside an existing dwelling,
was chosen from among 10 final designs
submitted in the national contest
Mattock, an adjunct professor in
UBC's School of Architecture, and
ronmental research group, said the idea
was to come up with a house that was
healthy for the natural environment as
well as for its occupants.
Firstly, Mattock, Rousseau, and colleagues decided to put the residence in an
urban setting to reduce the need for a car
and reduce carbondioxide and other emissions linked to transportation.
Secondly, innovative framing techniques will require less lumber than conventional construction methods. Consideration was also given to using materials
which were less energy intensive to make
and less likely to cause pollution in the
manufacturing process.
Forexample, insulation will consistof
fire-retardant cellulose made from recycled newspapers while exterior siding
will be a special fibre-cement rather than
cedar or vinyl.
Thirdly, air quality indoors will be
significantly cleaner and fresherthanks to
a careful selection of interior finishes. In
addition, a high-performance ventilation
system will filter dust and pollen from the
outside while continuously circulating air
throughout the interior.
Alternate materials would be used
indoors instead of petroleum-based products and installed without adhesives or
noxious solvents.
Finally, a sealed combustion water
heater would heat both the water and
interior space and ensure that no combustion gases enter the home.
Of course, electrical consumption
would drop drastically with an effective
combination of daylight and high-efficient lighting sources and appliances.
Mattock says that the house would be
so energy-efficient and solar sensitive
that, together with a few modifications to
the existing dwelling, total energy consumption for the site could be slashed by
50 per cent.
While it's still just a blueprint, Mattock said a number of people have expressed interest in building his healthy
house. The estimated price tag is about
onstration week of service is organized, giving
riders a chance to size
up the situation," said
"That's the stage
the Richmond route is
in. North Delta is almost'there."
Stanger said there is
essentially no limit to
the number of vans that
could be deployed in a
particular area.
•"Commuters from
all around the Lower
Mainland, including
Burnaby, the North
Shore and White Rock,
have expressed an interest in van pooling,"
said Stanger, adding that service to
those areas will be started when the
number of interested people increases.
Stanger said the van pooling project
is off to an encouraging start, but says
there's room for growth.
If you are interested in van pooling, or would like more information,
write Glen Stanger at the Dept. of
Plant Operations, 2210 West Mall.
Heads of
Class winner
The following prize winner was
omitted from a story on the Heads of
Class in the last issue (Congregation)
of UBC Reports.
Mead Johnson Canada prize in
Pediatrics (offered to the fourth year
student who obtains the highest stand-
ing in Pediatrics): Barbara
B.C. students
B.C. high school students continue to dominate the national Euclid Mathematics contest, finishing the 1992 competition with 37
of the top 98 students in the country.
About 9,700 students from
more than 1,000 schools across
the country wrote the exam, which
is designed to challenge students
bound for post-secondary education and identify those with outstanding talent.
Ofthe top 55 schools in Canada,
27 are from B.C. Another 23 are
from Ontario, with three from Alberta and one each from Manitoba
and Nova Scotia. There is limited
participation from Quebec. Seven
of the top 14 schools were from
UBC Mathematics Professor
George Bluman is the B.C. coordinator of Euclid, which is part
ofthe Canadian Mathematics competition administered by the University of Waterloo. He is also a
member of the national committee which sets the Euclid paper. UBC REPORTS June 18,1992
Munton awarded Fulbright Fellowship
Donald Munton. associate professor in
the Dept. of Political Science, has been awarded
a Canada-U.S. Fulbright Fellowship.
Munton has had a long-time interest in
Canadian-American relations, particularly as
they relate to environmental issues.
Munton will spend his eight-month fellowship at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, where he will research the scientific and
domestic political processes that led to the
U.S.-Canada Air Quality Agreement in 1991.
The agreement will be examined in terms
of its long-term impact on reducing emissions
causing acid rain and other air-quality issues.
Munton's research will be published in a book.
Commerce and Business Administration
Professor Alan Kraus has been elected direc-
torof the American Finance Association (AFA)
for a three-year term.
The AFA is the major academic and professional organization in the field of financial
economics. Its members elect three directors
each year.
Kraus is the only director from Canada on
the AFA board.
UBC's Faculty of Medicine.
Morrison graduated from the University of
Saskatchewan medical
school in 1966, and completed his otolaryngology
residency training at the
University of Toronto in
He obtained additional
training in head and neck
cancer surgery in Liverpool, England before
spending a year in basic
otological research at
Stockholm's Karolinska
Morrison's research has focused on psychiatric, neurological and functional voice disorders, as well as automated voice acoustic analysis.
He has served as president of the professional staff of the BC Cancer Agency, and is
currently the Otolaryngology residency program director at UBC. His five-year appointment began in March, 1992.
training in 1969. He joined the academic staff of
the university's Division of Neurosurgery one
year later.
After spending 18 months at the University of
Pennsylvania as a research fellow, with interests in
intracranial pressure and cerebral blood flow and
metabolism, Durity renamed to UBC in 1975 as an
assistant professor in the Dept. of Surgery. He
became an associate professor in 1980.
His clinical interests include cerebral trauma.
The five-year appointment began in January,
president ofthe Canadian Association of Arts
Administration Educators (CAAAE).
The CAAAE represents colleges and universities that provide arts administration education throughout Canada.
Kelly, co-ordinator of the faculty's Arts
Administration Option, has also been asked to
serve as chair of the national advisory committee on cultural statistics. The committee
advises various federal government agencies.
Paul LeBlond is stepping down as head of
the Dept. of Oceanography to take an appointment as director of the program in Earth and
Ocean Sciences in the Faculty of Science.
The new program will draw from the departments of Oceanography, Geological Sciences,
Geophysics and Astronomy and, in collaboration with the Dept. of Geography, will formulate and develop integrated research and instructional programs addressing global scientific problems of a cross-disciplinary nature.
Professor Alan Lewis took over as acting
head of Oceanography on April 1.
Dr. Murray Morrison has been appointed
head of the Division of Otolaryngology in
Dr. Felix Durity has been appointed head of
the Division of Neurosurgery in UBC's Faculty
of Medicine.
Durity obtained his MD degree in 1963 from
UBC where he also completed his neurosurgical
Commerce and Business Administration
Associate Professor Bob Kelly has been elected
Zoology Professor David Jones is the recipient of the Canadian Society of Zoologists
1992 Fry Medal. The
medal is awarded to a
Canadian zoologist who
has made an outstanding contribution to
knowledge and understanding of an area in
Jones' research focuses on the control of
circulation and metabolism in ducks and seals
during diving.
His acceptance speech at the 800-member
society's annual meeting last month in Nova
Scotia dealt with the cardiac dynamics of
Staff pension plan shows steady growth: report
With net assets of more than $200
million, the UBC staff pension plan
continues to exhibit steady growth,
as outlined in the recently released
1991 annual report.
"The pension plan is in good
shape," said Marcelle Sprecher, Human Resources compensation and
benefits manager.
Sprecher said as of the last valuation in January of 1990, the plan had
a substantial surplus of $26.6 million,
a reflection of the investment performance and level of contribution to
the pension plan. The previous valuation, done in 1987, showed a surplus
of $ 14.5 million. The next formal valuation will take place in 1993.
A significant amount of work
is being done to make sure pension plan funds are invested to
achieve the maximum rate of return with a minimum of risk, she
said. The pension investments
are managed by a goup of professional investment managers hired
through the staff pension plan investment committee.
"By achieving the maximum rate
of return with a minimum of risk, we
can ensure the continued financial
success of the plan. If we build more
surplus in the plan, we can use that
money for additional benefits,"
Sprecher said.
The pension plan is invested in a
diversified portfolio of Canadian and
U.S. stocks, Canadian bonds, and some
cash. Sprecher said it is scheduled to
begin investing in real estate in the near
future. U.S. and global investments are
currendy being explored.
Recently, there have been several
changes made to improve benefits in
the plan. They include improved benefits upon termination and improved
benefits for current pensioners. The
expected result would be a reduction
in the surplus, explained Sprecher.
At the same time, the pension board,
of which Sprecher is a member, is
continuing to look at the plan to make
sure it meets the needs of its members.
"This is particularly important right
now because people are living so much
longer and need sufficient income to
help maintain themselves," said
"At the same time, employee profiles are changing. More people are
not working their entire career with
one employer, so pension portability
is an issue."
Sprecher said the pension board
will continue to circulate newsletters
on campus outlining pension plan developments. In addition, a number of
communications sessions will be
scheduled for later this year to obtain
additional input from the university
Sprecher said she encourages all
UBC employees to read the annual
report and direct any questions they
may have to the pension administration office at 822-8986 for additional
Library targets delinquent users
Do you have an overdue library book from UBC that's collecting dust at the back of the
your bookshelf?
Any users of the UBC library
system with overdue fines or
missing books who attempt to
borrow additional material on
June 30 will have their library
privileges suspended until they
pay their fines or return any missing books.
It's part of a program that was
initiated in February to encourage users ofthe UBC library system to return materials on time,
explained Leonora Crema, head
of circulation for the UBC Library.
"As of earlier this year, money
owed to the library from fines or
missing publications totalled almost $400,000," she said.
"People were simply not returning their books on time and
fines were not being paid. We
realized we had to do something
to encourage users to be more
The library made its initial
move to suspend library privileges last February, at a time
when there were about 7,500 borrowers with outstanding debts.
The result was a seven-fold
increase in collections from fines
that month.
"Twenty thousand dollars in
fines was collected last February
as compared to $3,000 in February of 1991," said Crema.
Crema said the money collected from fines is used to enhance the library collection. Last
year, for example, the money was
used to purchase books.
"Many library users have been
supportive in our efforts," she
said. "It's in their best interests.
Books are being brought back
sooner so that other people can
use them."
Crema said the suspension will
take place three times a year, in
June, September and February.
"We want library users to be
aware of what's happening," she
explained. "Nobody likes to be
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Ten Myths About School Dropouts
Dropping out of school is
once again making headlines throughout North
President Bush and his nation's
governors vow to slash the dropout
rate in order to make the U.S. globally competitive. Here in Canada,
the federal government has allocated
$296.4 million to a five-year, stay-
in-school initiative, begun in
In British Columbia,
dropout rates have been
used to marshal support
for a comprehensive set
of schooling reforms
outlined   in   various
"Year 2000"  documents. Yet using the
"dropout problem"
in this way is itself
problematic, given the
number of misconceptions surrounding early
school leaving.
Here are 10 myths about dropouts
Students are dropping
out more than ever before.
Actually: Historical data suggest a
steady decline in high school dropout
rates since the turn of this century,
leveling off at about 25 per cent in the
late 1960s, precisely when high school
graduation became the standard route
to employment even for manual
Among 17-year-olds, according to
U.S. government statistics, six percent
graduated from high school in 1900,
16 per cent in 1920, 49 per cent in
1940, and 76 per cent in 1970. Although comparable data for Canada
are lacking, an historical study of
Ontario's secondary retention and
graduation rates shows a similar pattern, although in slightly lower proportions.
Statistics Canada calculates that
in 1986 among persons in the 20-24
age group, the high school dropout
rate was 27 per cent for Canada as a
whole and 28 per cent in British Columbia.
Students exercise a
clear choice to leave school
without graduating.
Actually: A fair number
of   students    are
pushed out or simply fade out.
In a recent
study, out-of-
school youths
and community
cited the public school system's "trans-
ferring-out" ——
—or "kicking
kids out" — policy as an important contributor to the incidence of dropping out. Other studies have shown that for many students the decisive moment of
dropout or pushout never occurs;
these students attend infrequently,
leaving and returning several
times, and thus may be more aptly
described as fade-outs.
Dropouts are psychologically disturbed, below
average in intelligence, and
otherwise deviant.
Actually: The students who eventually leave early seem to be quite
similar to those who quit after graduating from high school
and do not go on to
Dropouts are
not all psychologically depressed. In
fact, one comparative study in inner-
city New York
found that dropouts were less depressed than those
still in school. Ethnic and other minority groups may
be faced with cur-
ricular content that
does not reflect their living conditions
or presents as truth a certain history
and set of personal experiences that
for them is alien.
Dropouts are not all below average
in intelligence. A recent national survey found that over 30 per cent of
dropouts had grade averages of A or B
in secondary school, while just over
10 per cent reported Ds or Fs.
In short, rather than spend effort
try ing to distinguish what makes
dropouts different from
stayins, perhaps we
should direct
our attention
toward understanding why
schools create
so many disengaged students,
dropouts or not.
demically and socially engaged in
school suddenly derailed in their education by pregnancy.
Scholars and policymakers have
often assumed that the school has little
influence on girls taking on adult roles
early. Yet pregnancy and marriage
may be symptoms of, and attempts to
deal with, disaffection from school.
For those marginalized by institutional practices like streaming, academic failure, in-grade retention,
standardized tests as well as curriculum and instruction, schooling can
become tiresome and painful. Such
Students seek out alternative, more
sustaining roles.
In disengaging from school, girls
often turn to relationships that can
lead to pregnancy and marriage, boys
to paid labor. But only nine per cent of
female dropouts cited pregnancy or
marriage as the main reason they left
school, according to a national survey
of 18-20 year olds.
Permanently "burned
out" teachers stop caring
about their students, who
therefore drop out.
Actually: Teachers who care greatly
find themselves working in conditions
that keep them fromexpressing it fully.
The conditions that enabled teachers to be more caring at the alternative school earned
report troubles at home, as do many
students who remain in school.
What often separates the
two groups is not
whether one values     education
more   than   the
other, but rather
who has better access to support in
the form of everything from expensive mental health
services and private
tutoring to concerned
relatives able to get involved.
Low-income and
not only face more
stress, they have limited means of protecting their children from life' s disasters.
An analysis that dysfunctional
families cause dropouts leads to one of
two approaches: psychological counselling for individuals at risk of dropping out, or seeing those individuals
as too "damaged" to fit in to a normal
school environment. Neither approach
challenges the school to adapt to the
needs of its changing population.
Boys drop out in much
larger numbers than girls
Actually: Girls drop out in rates
approaching boys now, particularly in
Western Canada. According to the
1986 Census of Canada, 28 per cent of
both males and females aged 25-34
were high school dropouts; the corresponding figures for British
Columbia were 26 per cent
of males and 25 per cent
of females.
Some evidence
suggests   that
males      take
longer to graduate and that in
some    provinces,   especially the At-
them high student
evaluations compared to their regular school counterparts. Rather than
replace supposedly "burned out" teachers with fresh blood, we need to organize schools in a way that would allow
more of today's teachers to be continuously renewed by their work.
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still exists.
gender gap in
dropout rates
Pregnancy is the main
reason girls drop out.
Actually: Girls leave school for
many of the same reasons boys do;
rarely today are girls who are aca-
Dysfunctional families are to blame.
Actually: A more pertinent question may be whether schools are dysfunctional, given that the present educational system has not fully accommodated itself to the widely acknowledged, dramatic changes in the structure of work and families since World
War II.
Today, three-quarters of women in
the prime childbearing years are in the
paid work force. Many work out of
economic necessity. In the U.S. nearly
60 per cent of women in the work
force are either single, divorced, widowed, separated, or have husbands
who earn less than $15,000 a year.
Further, the nuclear family—made
up of a sole breadwinner father, a
homemaker mother, and children under 18 — comprises only eight per
cent of all households today, according to U.S. government statistics.
Many students who drop out do
Making the curriculum more "relevant" will
prevent many students
'~~ from dropping out.
Actually: "Relevance" often
becomes an excuse to track
school-weary students into vocational or general studies that
lead nowhere.
The Sullivan Royal Commission, for example, cited a
"disturbingly high" dropout
rate in B.C. and then concluded that "one solution
to these problems is to create relevantalternativepro-
grams of good quality to
attract non-academic students, including those who
otherwise leave school early.
In Year 2000: A Framework for
Learning, the Ministry of Education
proposed a Graduation Program with
several tracks. Although the details
are still murky, the plan seems to reintroduce streaming in grades 11-12,
with the assumption that vocational
options would be more "relevant" to
the non-university bound and thus hold
them in school longer.
A number of historical studies have
shown that vocational and alternative
education programs are often undervalued and underfunded by the rest of
the schooling system. The stigma attached to the programs usually extends to students enrolled in the less
prestigious classes.
More special programs for "at risk" students
are the answer.
Actually: Dropout prevention and recovery programs —safety nets — can
easily become safety valves that enable
school administrators to keep mainstream, •
programs relatively free from so-called ,-
troublemakers and rebels.
Ad hoc interventions that commonly segregate the most disaffected
leave intact the institutional arrange
ments that contribute to the
alienation of a good many
other students and school
staff as well. Students in
special programs are typically offered a remedial or
vocational curriculum, so
the programs get further
stigmatized as second
class. It then becomes difficult for students enrolled
in a devalued program —
one that seems to mark them
as "losers"—to turn around
academically. Thus, dropout pre ven tion programs too
often become a fi-
■> —     nal   arena   for
T).coomc- dropping out of
the schooling system altogether.
If students persisted in
school and improved their
basic skills, they would be
rewarded with good paying,
stable jobs.
Actually: The linkbetween schooling and jobs is far from solid. Were
more students to stay in school longer
and score better on standardized tests,
it is doubtful the youth unemployment
rate would decrease significantly because a finite number of jobs are available for skilled workers.
Many people believe that the increased
use of new technologies and the change
from manufacturing to service jobs will
require more educational skills, although
these expected changes have yet to materialize. In a recent survey only five per
cent of employers—mainly large manufacturers, financial service organizations,
and communications companies—were
concerned about a skills shortage. According to the study's sponsor, the National Center on Education and the
Economy (NCEE): "The primary concern of more than 80 per cent of employers was finding workers with agood work
ethic and appropriate social behavior:
'reliable,' 'a good attitude,' 'a pleasant
appearance,' 'a good personality'".
The current obsession with the dropout rate is yielding reforms designed primarily to keep youths in school longer.
But dropout-linked reforms are unlikely
to create much positive change unless
they are unhampered by our present mythology about how and why students
leave school in the first place.
Too much emphasis is being placed
on the amount of schooling people
receive without an attendant concern
for whether this policy goal alone will
improve schools or the prospects of all
students — dropouts or not — who
feel alienated by the current system.
Deirdre Kelly is an assistant professor in the Department of Social and
Educational Studies. The above is an
excerpt from an article she wrote for
Perspectives in Education.
Illustrations by Diana Cooper, Fine
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