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One of the more popular venues during the SUPER Sale on July 28 was the Surplus Equipment Recy-
clingFacility tent. More than $20,000 in goods were sold during the one-day yard sale.
First SUPER Sale
draws thousands
Beakers, books and other bargains
were snapped up by thousands of
visitors who came to UBC's first
SUPER Sale, the Special University
Program to Encourage Recycling.
"We had more than 5,000 people
come out," said Norm Watt, co-chair
ofthe sale. "We were really pleased
with the turnout."
Dubbed the World's Longest
Yard Sale, the SUPER Sale was held
on Maclnnes Field on Saturday, July
Yard sale customers grabbed
hundreds of deals, including a 1971
GMC bus, a Coke machine, a loom
and dozens of word processors.
"We think we sold more than
$20,000 worth of goods," Watt
added, including equipment and
books from individual UBC departments and items supplied by SERF,
the university's Surplus Equipment
Recycling Facility.
"The SERF tent was just packed
and most tables were sold out by 2
p.m.," Watt said.
The SUPER Sale also highlighted UBC's commitment to recycling and information booths were
kept busy all day, while Food Services offered recyclable dishes and
reusable serving containers.
Watt, a yard sale junkie, said
books and records were among the
most popular items for sale.
"But, we also sold a statue, a
dentist's chair, President's Office
chairs and lots of cookbooks," he
The proceeds from the Sale go
back to the departments which contributed the items. A portion of the
receipts will also go to cover the
75th anniversary celebrations.
Rare plants face extinction
fromsuburban development
and logging, says a UBC
geneticist. Page 3
world's largest catalog of
celestial radio sources has
just been released. Page 5
EASIER SEARCH: Searching for patent information is
now easier thanks to a new
database. Page 6
Native ceremony
opens MOA display
A special ceremony is being held
with this year's gathering of First Nations Elders to mark the official opening of a unique Museum of Anthropology exhibition, Aug. 10.
Elders, hereditary chiefs, citizens
and special guests — including UBC's
chiefs and elders — will be dressed in
regalia for the opening of a showcase
of photography by David Neel, a
member of the Kwagiutl nation, at the
Capilano Resource Centre in North
"Our Chiefs and Elders: Photographs by David Neel, Kwagiutl," was
produced by the UBC Museum of
Anthropology and consists of 55 formal portraits of Native leaders from
across B.C. An all Native, collaborative effort between B.C.'s chiefs, elders and the artist, it is the first photographic project of its kind in Canada.
Marjorie Halpin, curator of the exhibit, said the exhibit provides an im-
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UBC could help
foreign doctors,
meds dean says
UBC's dean of Medicine says the university could help to
solve problems faced by foreign-trained doctors.
Martin Hollenberg said UBC, working with the Ministry of
Health and hospitals, could offer a pre-internship program and
an additional, designated internship program similar to one in
place in Ontario.
A joint committee is already working on such a program, he said.
Hollenberg made the remarks
shortly after six doctors ended a widely
publicized hunger strike in a Vancouver church. They had complained that
B.C.'s system of internship prohibited
them from practicing medicine in the
The committee plan, which would
see additional internships set aside
specifically for foreign-trained doctors,
would depend on financing from the
provincial Ministry of Health, Hollenberg said.
The pre-internship program would
bring the foreign-trained doctors up to
Canadian standards.
"Most of the hunger strikers are
from countries where medical education is just not up to Canadian standards. I don't think it's discriminatory
to give them the training they need,"
he said.
"We feel sympathy for these doctors. They're Canadian citizens now
and we want to do what we can to help
them, but not at the expense of our
own students."
In Ontario, 24 foreign medical
graduates enter a 36- to 48- week pre-
internship program which guarantees
them an internship program. Candidates are selected on the basis of a
special exam.
The places are in addition to those
available for Ontario medical school
graduates. Unlike B.C., Ontario has
the same number of internships as
Many of UBC's annual output of
120 medical graduates do their internships outside of B.C., he said. Many
Bill makes
details public
Full details of labor negotiations at
UBC would be available to the public
under a new bill recently introduced in
the legislature.
If approved, the bill would affect
hundreds of bargaining units in the
province, including those at universities, hospitals, municipalities, school
districts and government offices and
Finance Minister Mel Couvelier
said the Public Sector Collective Bargaining Disclosure Act would "bring
sunshine into the process," by allowing greater public scrutiny of labor
UBC officials deferred comment
until they had a chance to study the
new legislation.
Under the bill, public-sector employers and unions would file their
negotiating positions and all supporting  documents  with  a  cabinet-ap-
See REGISTRAR on Page 2
ofthe 103 internships available in B.C.
each year are filled by doctors from
other provinces.
Hollenberg said details of the program will have to be worked out in
discussions with the Ministry of Health
and participating hospitals.
Hollenberg was associate dean of
research in the Faculty of Medicine at
the University of Toronto before taking his position here.
"It's a problem that affects all medical schools in Canada." he said.
have option
to stay
UBC is giving employees who
reach retirement age the option of
staying on, pending a decision by
the Supreme Court of Canada expected this autumn.
"This will apply primarily, if
not exclusively, to non-faculty
staff," said Albert McClean, Associate Vice-President, Academic.
There are no faculty retirements
scheduled until the end of December, after the landmark court ruling is expected.
The UBC announcement follows a ruling by the B.C. Council
of Human Rights on the
university's mandatory retirement
In a decision released July 19,
the council stated that UBC's policy is discriminatory on the basis
of age. It ordered that two former
UBC employees be reinstated.
"Discussions are being held between the lawyers of the university and the lawyers of the employees on the manner of implementation of the council decision,"
McClean said.
The Supreme Court of Canada
case, an appeal of an earlier ruling
by the B.C. Court of Appeal, involves the same two former employees named in the human rights
council decision — Robert
Cameron Harrison. 69, former
professor of Medicine, and former administrator John Connell,
The Supreme Court hearing is
to determine whether forced retirement violates the Charter right
against age discrimination.
The case, heard by the Supreme
Court in May, 1989. involves
UBC, several Ontario universities,
Vancouver General Hospital and
Douglas College. UBC REPORTS Aug. 2.1990       2
Summer science program
excites high school students
High school student Renee Chan said her
three-week experience in a UBC zoology lab
made her realize there were careers in science
she hadn't considered.
"It helped me look at options most people
my age wouldn't look at because they didn't
know they were there," Chan said.
Chan was one of 16 students from Killar-
ney high school on campus this summer assisting science researchers in a variety of areas.
Now in its second year, the placement program was conceived and developed by Joanne
Melville, a former scientist turned teacher.
Melville said the idea grew out of frustration in trying to convey her enthusiasm for
science through one-hour high school labs.
"The kids came out thinking science was a
static subject—that it was just a body of facts,"
Melville said.
She wanted to find a way to show her students that working in science could be dynamic and exciting.
Melville called on her contacts at UBC to
place the first students with researchers on
campus. The initial response from both sides
was overwhelming.
"It gets the students pulled into the excitement of discovery," Melville said.
University researchers are often taken aback
by the enthusiasm and commitment of the students to their assignments.
Chan is working with Maryanne Hughes, a
Photo by Media Services
Killarney high school student Renee Chan is spending part of her summer vacation
working with Leslie Hart (left), Animal Science professor and Maryanne Hughes, Zoology.
Zoology research scientist, and Leslie Hart, an
Animal Science professor, in a project investigating the effect of environment on Great Blue
herons and their offspring.
Chan is examining egg shells to find out
what concentration of saline they contain. She
then dissolves the eggs in acid to test for levels
of sodium, potassium, calcium and chloride.
Under the guidance of Ann Rose, a Medical
Genetics professor, Chan's classmate Pindy
Janda is in a lab measuring hundreds of microscopic worms.
The worms are missing a gene and Janda is
charting how long they live and how big they
grow before they die. It's a small part of
Rose's research into understanding how genes
The worms are a model for the human system and help researchers understand how
human genetic material is organized.
Both Janda and Chan are going into grade
12 this year and will be required to write a
report about their work experience and make a
presentation to the class.
Students who take on the work experience
sign up for Melville's class, The Processes of
Science. It's an elective course which deals
with organizing and evaluating scientific data,
scientific and ethical issues, and the impact of
science on society.
Next year, Killarney students won't be the
only ones enroling in the placement program.
They may be joined by other grade 11 students
because of a recent federal initiative to encourage more young people to look to careers in
science and technology.
The B.C. government is now working toward accrediting the program and making it
available to grade 11 students province-wide.
Melville is helping to write and develop the
provincial curriculum which would allow students in remote areas to find out that science is
more than white lab coats and test tubes.
Dentistry raises funds
for oral health bursary
UBC's Faculty of Dentistry is raising new bursary and endowment funds
to support educational and research
programs in the oral health sciences.
Programs that emphasize the special needs of students, encourage innovative approaches to teaching and research in the oral health sciences, and
promote improved public dental health
throughout the world will receive financial support.
The bursary and the endowment
fund will be named in honor ofthe late
Dr. S. Wah Leung, who became the
founding Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC in 1962, a position he
held until his retirement in 1977.
Dr. Paul Robertson, current Dean
of Dentistry, praised Dr. Leung for his
lifelong commitment to supporting
excellence in teaching, research and
patient care.
"Dr. Leung's leadership brought
international recognition to the faculty
for its teaching and research and, at the
same time, his service to the profession and the community received
worldwide acclaim."
UBC's Faculty of Dentistry maintains the largest dental outpatient clinic
in the province and despite its relatively recent history and small size, is
listed among the leaders in dental research in North America according to
the Medical Research Council of Canada
A fund raising banquet in support
of the Dr. S. Wah Leung Bursary and
Dr. S. Wah Leung Endowment Fund
was held recently in Vancouver.
Israeli lab named after Vogt
A new laboratory at Israel's Tel
Aviv University has been named after Triumf Director Erich Vogt.
The Erich Vogt Laboratory for
Data Analysis will be used by members ofthe university's Intermediate
Energy Group, one of the world's
leading physics research groups.
Vogt, a professor at UBC since
1965, was honored for the cooperation and assistance he has offered
over the years to researchers from
Tel Aviv University, providing sig
nificant contributions to the advancement of physics at the university.
Members of the Tel Aviv group
have conducted collaborative research projects at Triumf s meson
facility for the past 12 years and are
actively involved in designing the
proposed Kaon factory.
The Vogt lab will be used to analyze data gathered during experiments at Triumf. It will be constructed with funds raised in Vancouver.
Display shown from
Aug. 17 to Jan. 27
Registrar to release
a summary
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pointed registrar. The registrar would
make public a summary of the issues.
If strike or lockout notice were
given, the registrar would call a "disclosure meeting" open to the media at
which each side would have to explain
its position.
Couvelier said the bill would give
the public access to full information
about the issues, including the financial impact of any demands.
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portant correction to the stereotypes
and misconceptions perpetrated by
non-Native images of Native peoples.
The ceremonial opening is sponsored by the Neel family and the
Squamish Nation, which is also sponsoring the 14th Annual First Nations
Gathering, Aug. 7 to 10.
More than 1,000 people including
400 Elders from around the province
are expected to attend.
Dr. Kogila Adam-Moodley, Director of Ihe university's Multiculturalism Liaison Office, will represent UBC.
A parade of elders and special
guests will precede the opening ceremony. Cultural celebrations and a private showing follow.
Chiefs and Elders will be on display at UBC's Museum of Anthropology beginning Aug. 17 until Jan. 27.
Milroy new UBC Press director
Peter Milroy has been named director of UBC Press, beginning in September.
Milroy has more than 20 years experience in publishing, much of it in
senior management positions. He has
worked in various capacities for the
academic, school and reference divisions of publishers such as Methuen,
McClelland and Stewart, Heinemann
and Carswell.
Most recently, he worked as a private consultant to the federal government.
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UBC Media Services Photography 228-4775 UBCREPORTS Aug.2.1990       3
Photo by Media Services
UBC President David Strangway (from left), Microbiology Professor Robert Hancock and NSERC President
Art May signed an agreement recently inaugurating the Canadian Bacterial Diseases Network. Justice Minister Kim Campbell (left) and federal offical Catherine Amour look on.
Centres of Excellence
First network launched
The first of three national Networks
of Centres of Excellence based at UBC
was officially launched last month.
The Canadian Bacterial Diseases
Network will conduct research in the
fields of microbiology and bacterial
diseases in humans, animals, fish and
More than 50 researchers from universities, government and industry with
related interests in disease-causing
bacteria are linked under the consortium agreement. More than $18-mil-
lion in federal funding will be provided over the next four years
"We have the potential to make a
substantial impact on the development
of biotechnology in Canada," said Bob
Hancock, the UBC Microbiology professor who is the network's scientific
"The network will address problems of major importance both in Canada and worldwide," he said. "The
diagnosis and treatment of bacteria
diseases in human health, agriculture
and aquaculture is a multi-billion dollar industry."
Federal Justice Minister Kim
Campbell, MP for Vancouver Centre,
Art May, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and UBC President David Strangway joined Hancock in announcing the
centre's inauguration at a ceremony in
the Wesbrook Building, where the
group's offices and some of the labs
are located.
"We are particularly pleased that it
is a linkage, not only to many other
parts of this university, but to other
universities across the country and with
researchers in government and industry," Strangway said.
The other two networks based at
UBC under the quarter-billion dollar
Networks of Centres of Excellence
program are Genetic Basis of Human
Disease: Innovations for Health Care,
headed by Dr. Michael Hayden, of the
departments of Medical Genetics and
Medicine, and Protein Engineering: 3-
D Structure, Function and Design,
headed by Michael Smith, director of
the Biotechnology Laboratory and a
professor in the department of Biochemistry.
UBC researchers are also involved
in nine other national networks. There
are 15 networks in total, funded by
more than $240-million from the Min
istry of State for Science and Technology-
The consortiums' head office is
located at UBC and serves as an administrative coordinating unit responsible for relationships with industry,
government and other research organizations, said managing director Henry
The bacterial diseases research
teams will study the causes of such
human diseases as whooping cough,
gonorrhea, bacterial meningitis, toxic
shock syndrome, lung infection in cystic fibrosis and hospital infections,
which alone take up to 20,000 lives
annually in North America.
Researchers will investigate major
bacterial pathogens affecting the aquaculture industry, the causative agents
of plant wilt and crown gall diseases
and shipping fever in cattle. Each of
these diseases costs Canada millions
of dollars annually.
Some of the projects involve
strengthening the host's defences, others are aimed at developing models for
human infections and filling the pressing demand for vaccines, antibiotics
and diagnostic kits.
Hancock said the network will
shrink barriers to scientific interchange
and enhance the rate of both problem
solving and technology transfer to the
private sector.
Other participants in the network
include the National Research Council, the Laboratory Centre for Disease
Control, Health and Welfare Canada,
and the universities of Victoria, Alberta, Calgary, Guelph and Laval. The
network also includes private sector
labs at International Broodstock Technologies, Microteck R and D Ltd. and
Connaught Labs, as well as labs at
Chembiomed, Synthetic Peptides and
the Veterinary Infectious Diseases
Organization at the University of Saskatchewan.
Rare plants facing
extinction in suburbs
Rare plants growing in Canada's
wannest climate are being threatened
with extinction from suburban development and logging, says UBC Geneticist Anthony Griffiths, acting head
of Botany.
"No one knows how many of these
plants are left," he said. "This is a
priceless heritage and there is a real
fear that it is being threatened."
The plants grow in a unique biological zone found nowhere else in
Canada — British Columbia's dry
coastal Douglas-fir zone. Centred in
the Victoria area and on the Gulf Islands, it boasts the country's most
temperate weather, with an almost
Mediterranean climate.
Marked by arbutus trees and Garry
oaks, the region is also home to spectacular displays of wildflowers, at least
two of which are found nowhere else
in the world.
But expanding farmland, logging
operations and suburban housing developments are threatening the habitat
of these flowers, said Griffiths.
The two rarest species are Macoun's
meadow-foam (Limnanthes macounil),
and golden Indian paintbrush (Cas-
tilleja levisecta). Both are found only
in the Victoria area.
The region is also the central habitat for flowers such as the Sea blush
and camas, which grow in few other
places, and to unusual genetic variants
such as the spotted-leafed Blue-eyed
It is also the northerly range of many
other plants found nowhere else in
The fine weather and bucolic coastlines that allow plants to thrive are also
attractive to real estate development.
Rocky bluffs, where wildflowers grow,
are often covered with trucked-in fill
to allow house construction.
"The natural habitat of these plants
is ruined when fill is brought in," said
He laments the fact that most people
in this area do not realize they live in a
unique Canadian ecological zone or
that their botanical heritage is being
Campus tours
UBC offers a smorgasbord
of free tours this summer.
As part of the 75th anniversary celebrations, the campus
tour program has expanded
to include specialized tours for
families, children, persons with
disabilities, seniors and other
Drop-in tours leave the information desk in the main
concourse of the Student Union Building weekdays at 10
a.m. and 1 p.m. Tours at 3
p.m. weekdays and weekend
tours are also available, but,
like specialized tours, must be
booked ahead at 228-3777.
Tours usually last about 90 minutes.
A popular feature of the
walk is the rose garden beside
the Faculty Club. Children
particularly enjoy the M.Y. Williams Geological Sciences Museum, where they can view
precious stones
and touch the di- _ _
nosaur skeleton.    Ill1
All walks begin
at the  tours
and informa- ->
tion desk in
Other free
tours include the
Animal Science
Dairy Barn. Tours 	
are    available   ■lilMJll
weekdays until
Friday,   Aug.   31   and   are
geared to all ages and levels
of interest.
Start times for the 45-min-
ute tours are 9:45 a.m., 10:45
a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Morning tours focus on how
the dairy cows are housed,
fed and maintained, while the
2 p.m. and 3 p.m. tours include
milking of the cows. All of the
tours allow close-up observation of cows and calves.
The barn is wheelchair accessible and special needs
groups are encouraged to
take the tour. The barn is located at 3473 Wesbrook Mall.
For more information, or to
book a tour, call 228-4593.
For those with an interest in
science and research, TRIUMF
offers free tours of its world-
class sub-atomic research
Tours take about 75 minutes
and include TRIUMF's cyclotron, the world's largest particle accelerator (its protons
can travel to the moon and
back in less than four seconds).
The tour is not suitable for
persons with heart pacemakers and may not be suitable
for pregnant women and
children under 14. TRIUMF is
located at 4004 Wesbrook
Mall, which is the south end
of the mall. For more information call 222-1047.
Do you know someone
who is considering attending
UBC? The School and College Liaison Office offers free
tours on Friday mornings that
focus on the interests and
concerns of prospective students.
Information on admission
requirements and UBC programs is also available. For
more information, call 228-
The popular Sunday theme
tours and tea in the Botanical Garden
on Aug. 12
and Aug. 26.
Tours leave the
gatehouse of the
New Botanical Garden   Centre,  6804
Southwest Marine Dr.,
at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30
August's tours will
focus on the Physick
Garden and herbs.
Admission to the garden is $3, which in-
Wmmmm   eludes the tour. For an
additional cost, visitors
are invited to enjoy a tea from
Food Services following the
For a different kind of tour,
stop by the UBC Observatory,
south entrance, 2219 Main
Mall, any Saturday night. You
can take a free visual trip
through the stars via the
observatory's world-class
Hours are 7 p.m. to midnight, but always call ahead
at 228-6186 to confirm that
skies are favorable for viewing.
News from England confirms that UBC's 75th anniversary celebrations stretch far
beyond the boundaries of
the campus.
As UBC Reports went to
press, Leslie Peterson, UBC's
Chancellor, and Mrs. Peterson were scheduled to attend an alumni reception in
London on Friday, July 27, to
celebrate the university's 75th
The event was to take
place in B.C. House with host
Garde Gardom, Agent General for the Province of B.C. UBCREPORTS Aug.2,1990
August 5 -
September 8
Music for Summer Evenings
Purcell String Quartet.
Admission free. School of
Music Recital Hall at 8pm.
Call 228-3113.
Music for Summer Evenings
Saxarama. Julia Nolan and David Branter, saxophones with Robert Rogers, piano. Admission free. School of Music
Recital Hall at 8pm. Call 228-3113.
Music for Summer Evenings
Pacific Militia Area Summer Band. Martin
Berinbaum, director. Admission free.
School of Music Recital Hall at 8pm. Call
Biotechnology Laboratory
Global Video Conference
Plant Biotechnology Symposium. Speakers from Washington State U. in Pullman,
WA. and the Max-Planck Institute for
Genetics Research in Cologne, West Germany. Detwiller Theatre, Psychiatry Bldg.
from 7-11am. Call 228-5036.
MONDAY, AUG. 20  j
Language Education Seminar
Feedback On Written Compositions. Dr.
Andrew Cohen, School of Education,
Hebrew U. of Jerusalem. #105 Ponderosa Annex E at 12pm. Call Dr. A. Cum-
ming at 228-5234.
Health Policy Research
Unit Seminar Series
Recent Changes In The
Israeli Health Care System.
Avi Ellencweig, PhD, Medical Ecology, Hadassah-
Hebrew U., Jerusalem.
IRC 414 from 12-1:30pm.
Call 228-4822.
Asian Studies/Library
Public Lecture
The Silk Road: East Meets West.   Mr.
Duan Wen-jie, Dir., Dunhuang Research
UBC Reports is the faculty and
staff newspaper of the University
of British Columbia. It is published every second Thursday by
the UBC Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Rd., Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1W5.
Telephone 228-3131.
Advertising inquiries: 228-4775.
Director: Margaret Nevin
Manager: Steve Crombie
Editor: Howard Fluxgold
Contributors: Connie Filletti,
Paula Martin, Jo Moss
and Gavin Wilson.
Jf%L     Please
Ch&    recycle
For events in the period Sept. 9 to Sept. 22 notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar forms no later
than noon on Tuesday, Aug. 28 to the Community Relations Office, 6328 Memorial Rd.,Room 207, Old Administration Building.
For more information call 228-3131. The next edition of UBC Reports wil be published Sept.6.Notices exceeding 35 words may
be edited.
Academy, Gansu Province, People's
Republic of China. Co-sponsor: Chinese
Cultural Centre. Centre's Board Room, 50
East Pender from 2-4pm. Call Linda Joe
at 228-5905.
Asian Studies/Library
Public Lecture
■mm Wall Painting Of The Dun-
--xJ/       huang   Buddhist  Caves.
/^U^r Mr. Duan Wen-jie, Dir.,
^■fflVv Dunhuang Research
If' ^      Academy,  Gansu   Prov-
■■■■"■ ince, People's Republic of
China. Co-sponsor: Chinese Cultural
Centre. Centre's Board Room, 50 East
Pender from 7:30-9:30pm. Call Linda Joe
at 228-5905.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Adenosine Deaminase Retroviral Gene
Transfer Into Human Hematopoietic Cells.
Dr. Denis Cournoyer, Hematology, Oncology, Montreal General Hospital, McGill
U. Henning Bldg. 202 at 8:30am. Coffee
at 8:15am. Call 228-5311.
Asian Studies/Library
Public Lecture
Dunhuang: A Look At Some Achievements
Of Traditional Chinese Science. Mr. Duan
Wen-jie, Dir. Dunhuang Research Academy, Gansu Province, People's Repubic
of China. Co-sponsor: Chinese Cultural
Centre. Seminar Room 604, Asian Centre
from 1 -2:30pm. Call Linda Joe at 228-
Picnics On The Point
Combine a variety of complete picnic
packages and barbecues with visits to
pools, museums, gardens and other campus attractions. Available for groups from
2-500. Call Food Services at 228-6868.
Campus Tours
Walking tours of campus facilities and attractions. Continues until August 31.
Monday-Friday from Student Union Building, 10am, 1pm and (by arrangement)
3pm and weekends. Call 228-3777.
Outdoor Theatre for Children
The UBC Summer Players present Androcles and the Lion until August 17. West
side of the Student Union Building, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. Call
Summer Stock Theatre
The UBC Summer Players present Cole,
Filthy Rich and The Strange Case of Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde until August 11.
Repertory schedule, Monday, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, Frederic Wood Theatre and Dorothy Somerset Studio. Reservations recommended. Call 228-2678.
Dairy Barn Tours
Five tours daily including during milking
times, through August. Animal Science
Dairy Barn, 3473 Wesbrook Mall. Call
Triumf Tours
Tri-University Meson Facility. See the
world's largest proton-beam production
cyclotron. Not recommended for children
under 14; parts of the route may be difficult for the pregnant or handicapped, and
persons with pace-makers should not tour
this facility. Through August, weekdays at
11am and 2pm. Call 222-1047.
Summer Sounds
Free concerts of light pop/rock, classical,
country, traditional and modern jazz continue until August 10. South plaza of the
Student Union Bulding, Monday-Friday
daily, 12:30-1:30pm. Call 228-3131.
Our Chiefs And Elders
Features protraits of BC
Native leaders, chiefs, chief
counsellors and elders by
Kwaguitl photographer
David Neel. Opens August 17 at the Museum of
Anthropology. Call 228-
Asian Centre Art Exhibits
August 2-14, Chinese Calligraphy exhibit
with works by Mr. C.W. Cheung. August
17-28, Chinese Watercolor exhibit by Mr.
H.C. Yoo. Asian Centre Auditorium, 10am-
6pm. Call 228-2746.
Exhibitions 1990
Peter Hujar. A retrospective, organized by the Grey
Gallery, New York U.and
made possible through
support from the Exhibition
Assistance Programme of
The Canada Council. Continues until September 15. Tues.-Sat., 1-5pm, UBC Fine
Arts Gallery, Basement, Main Library. Call
Laboratory Chemical
Safety Course
Safe Handling, Storage And Disposal Of
Chemicals; Laboratory Inspections, Emergency Response and Spill Clean-up.
Lectures by Occupational Health/Safety
for people who handle chemicals in a lab:
technicians, store keepers and safety
committee members. Graduate students
also welcome. Monday and Tuesday,
Aug. 21/22 from 8:30am-12:30pm. Practical: TBA. Call 228-2029/5909.
English Language Institute
Language and Composition Workshop.
Guided practice in writing for UBC students who require further training in grammar and writing skills for successful participation in university coursework. Sept.
10-Nov. 30. Call 228-4463.
Family/Nutritional Sciences
Research Study
Weight Cycling—The Metabolic Effects Of
Repeated Dieting. Participants having a
history of repeated dieting needed. Females, able to attend UBC clinic once/
month for a short follow-up visit, except for
3 test days which will be about 2 hours
long, for one year. Call Dr. Linda McCar-
gar at 228-6869 or Jennifer Lee at 228-
Orientation '90
j- «.■»   ■(!?    A School and College Liai-
j~ff   son Office program to assist students prepare for
(  the challenges and excite-
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"~ ^^ *xA Continues until Aug. 30.
Orientation '90 for Parents is offered in
conjunction with the student program on
Aug. 15 and 25. For specific dates and
times, please call 228-3733.
Tours for Prospective Students
Fridays throughout the summer. One and
one-half hours. Includes Student Services, Athletics, Recreation and Academic
Facilities.  One week's advance booking
required. School and College Liaison Office, Brock Hall 206. Call 228-4319.
International House
Reception Program
Volunteers required through August as
drivers, hosts and information aides to
meet and welcome International students.
Call 228-5021.
Diabetic Clinical Study
Volunteers required. Patients with diabetes who
have painful neuropathy
affecting the legs needed
for 14-week trial of an investigational new drug.
Call Dr. Donald Studney, Dept. of Medicine, University Hospital, UBC Site at 228-
Family/Nutritional Sciences
Weight Loss Study
Female volunteers 25-49 years. Required
to attend group sessions on campus for
10 weeks, Mondays, from 7-8:30pm, plus
one-year follow-up. Call Dr. Linda Mc-
Cargar at 228-6869.
Sun Damaged Skin Study
Volunteers again needed, aged 35-70
years. Able to attend 6 visits over a 12-
month period. Honorarium paid participants. Call Dermatology at 874-8138.
Study For Acne Vulgaris
Volunteers aged 14-35 years needed.
Must be able to attend 4 visits over a 12
week period. Honorarium will be paid for
participation. Call Dermatology at 874-
Memory In Older Adults Study
Volunteers required for a study on memory and study strategies in adults aged
50-plus. Requires about one and one-
half hours; honorarium, $10. Call Karen
at 228-2140.
Sleep Disorders Study
Volunteers 18-45 years suffering from
Chronic Insomnia needed for a study on
sleep-promoting medication (hypnotics).
Must be available to sleep overnight at a
lab for five nights. Call Carmen Ramirez
at 228-7927.
Career Development Study
Research study on communication between parents and adolescents regarding
career and educational choices. Young
people aged 12-19 and one parent needed
to participate in an interview. Call Dr.
Richard Young at 228-6380.
Hypertension in Pregnancy
Pregnant women, concerned about their
blood pressure, are invited to participate.
The study compares relaxation training
with standard medical treatment (own
physician). Call Dr. Wolfgang Linden at
Daily Rhythms Study
Volunteers needed, aged 30-40 and living
with a heterosexual partner, to keep a
daily journal (average 5 min. daily) for 4
months, noting patterns in physical/social
experiences. Call Jessica McFarlane at
Post Polio Study
f -ft    " } •  Persons wi*n Polio needed
, ,  * for functional assessment
and possible training pro-
\ i      grams.    Elizabeth Dean,
;'",}        !      PhD, School of Rehabilitation Medicine.   Call 228-
Multiple Sclerosis Study
Persons with mild to moderately severe MS needed
for study on exercise responses. Elizabeth Dean,
PhD, School of Rehab.
Medicine. Call 228-7392.
Back Pain Research
Volunteers needed for magnetic resonance imaging of healthy spines—nonpregnant women aged 30-40 and men
over 40, no pacemakers, no intracranial
clips and no metal fragments in the eye.
About one hour required. Call June, MRI
Unit, 8am-4pm, Monday-Thursday at 228
- 7720.
Surplus Equipment
Reycling Facility
All surplus items. Every Wednesday, 12-
3pm. Task Force Bldg., 2352 Health Sciences Mall. Call 228-2813.
CNPS Quarter Century Reunion
Call for registration. All CNPS students,
alumni, associates, faculty and staff are
invited to meet old friends and make new
ones at Counselling Psychology's 25th
Year Reunion. Call 228-5259.
Sexual Harassment Office
Two 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 or Jon
Shapiro at 228-6353.
To find an interesting and challenging volunteer job, get in touch with Volunteer
Connections, Student Counselling and
Resources Centre, Brock 200. Call 228-
Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Every Tuesday (including holidays) from
12:30-2pm, University Hospital, UBC Site,
Room 311 (through Lab Medicine from
Main Entrance). Call 873-1018 (24-hour
Help Line).
Neville Scarfe Children's Garden
Located west of the Education Building. Free admission. Open all year.
Families interested in planting, weeding or watering
the garden, call Gary Pennington at 228-6386 or Jo-Anne Naslund
at 434-1081.
Botanical Garden Theme Tours
Sundays, August 12 and 26 plus 2 tours in
September, 10:30am amd 1:30pm. August theme is physick garden and herbs.
Tea available. Garden also open every
day from 10am-8pm through August;
10am-6pm through September. Free
admission Wednesdays. Call 228-3928.
Nitobe Garden
Open Monday to Friday, 10am-8pm
through August; 10am-6pm through September. Free admission Wednesdays.
Call 228-3928.
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Women to benefit from
Canada Scholarships
The Canada Scholarship Program will award 2,500 new scholarships in 1990-1991 to first-year
students in the natural sciences and
Half of the awards will go to
women, with at least 10 reserved
for each province and territory. The
scholarships, worth $2,000 a year,
are renewable for another three
years, for a total of $8,000.
In 1990-91 the federal government will spend a total of $15-mil-
lion on new and renewed scholarships. Applications for next year
must be submitted by June 22 for
students registering in the fall session and Oct. 31 for the January
session. The program is administered by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
on behalf of the government of
5.4 per cent raise
for Nova Scotia
University funding in Nova
Scotia will go up by 5.4 percent in
1990-1991. Nova Scotia will spend
close to $211.5-million for post-
secondary education next year, an
increase of almost $ 11 -million over
last year. University operating
grants will go up by four per cent,
or $8-million, while $ 1.5-million
go to equalization payments and
$1.8-million to targetted funding.
Ontario urged to
renew commitment
The Council of Ontario Universities has urged the provincial
government to renew its "commitment to excellence" in university education and research. So
said COU's brief to the Ontario
The Council says Ontario universities need more money for faculty renewal, library acquisitions
and physical plant maintenance.
The government should also provide ongoing funding to compensate universities for the costs of
the recently introduced employer
health tax. COU is also calling on
the govenment to conduct a
"through review" of its tuition fee
Hong Kong study
set for U of T, York
The University of Toronto and
York University's Joint Centre for
Asia Pacific Studies have
launched a study of the consequences for Canada of Hong
Kong's return to Chinese rule in
1997. Trie four-year project is
funded by a $380,000 research
grant from the Donner Canadian
Foundation. Diana Lary, a professor modern Chinese history at
York, will head the project.
Faculty coach students
in international contests
UBC faculty members coached
some of Canada's best high school
students as they competed in international academic competitions in July.
Three separate teams took part in
Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
Olympiads. Each competition brings
together top students from around the
world for a week of exams, labs and
social events.
Canada's math team put in their
second-best showing ever, collecting
three silver medals in the Olympiad
held July 10-18 in Beijing. The team
placed 11th overall.
In 1988, the team placed tenth, its
highest ranking ever.
The six students, five from Ontario
schools, the other from Winnipeg, attended a training camp at UBC before
competing in Beijing. Rajiv Gupta,
Mathematics, was one of the coaches
working with the students at the training camp.
B.C. student Margaret Shih, of Steveston Senior Secondary in Richmond,
was one of two Canadian students to
receive an honorable mention at the
Chemistry Olympiad, held in Paris,
July 8-17.
Two of her team mates won bronze
medals in the competition that brought
together top students from 28 countries. The team was coached by Gordon Bates, Chemistry.
The five-member Canadian physics team had two B.C. students — Matthew Rektor, a Grade 12 student at Mt.
Boucherie Senior Secondary in
Kelowna, and Michael Montour, a
Grade 11 student at St. Michaels University School in Victoria. They competed in the Physics Olympiad held in
Groeningen, Netherlands, July 5-13.
Michael Crooks, Physics, was one of
the coaches.
School and
College Liaison
poster wins
CASE award
A poster produced by the School
and College Liaison Office has won an
award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education
The poster received the Bronze
Award for Individual Recruitment
Publications for CASE Northwest District VIII, which includes B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and four states in
the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
Produced for distribution to Canadian secondary schools and colleges,
the poster portrays the student experience and tradition of academic excellence at UBC. It was designed by
Daniel Dochstader Enterprises Ltd.
The award was given as part of an
annual competition which recognizes
outstanding achievements in the field
of communications by member institutions.
Dentists can help early
detection of child abuse
UBC forensic dentist Dr. David
Sweet has been assisting police investigators with the analysis of evidence
from violent crime scenes for the past
five years.
But a recent case involving a young
victim shocked him into the realization that more vigilance is needed in
the early detection of child abuse which
dentists may see in their practice.
"Dentists may be the first ones
aware of certain head, neck, mouth
and face injuries inflicted on a child,"
Dr. Sweet explained. "I am aware that
we tread a fine line. It's not our job to
prove guilt or innocence, but it is our
job to raise the alarm."
Dr. Sweet has set a course of action
that includes giving seminars on child
abuse for his colleagues and other
health care professionals at conferences
and conventions.
He also plans to recommend to The
College of Dental Surgeons of B.C.
that dentists be required to obtain training in recognizing signs of child abuse.
Dr. Sweet has developed a course
in the undergraduate curriculum at
UBC's Faculty of Dentistry which
provides instruction on investigating
suspected child abuse and other aspects of forensic dentistry.
In addition, Dr. Sweet will be speaking as part of a panel on child abuse at
the college's annual meeting being held
later this month.
"Child abuse is on the rise in B.C.,"
said Dr. Sweet. "As health care professionals, we are not only morally obligated but bound by law to report suspected cases.
But we have to be able to recognize
the signs of abuse and distinguish them
from accidentally inflicted injuries such
as the type that occur from a fall."
If the history reported by the adult
or child on how an injury occured is
not consistent with the type of injury
the dentist sees, then that may be an
indication of abuse, Dr. Sweet said.
He recommends that dentists also
get as much information as possible on
any suspicious injuries, note them in
the patient's chart and watch for patterns to emerge.
They should also report their concerns to the patient's family physician.
More than 33,000 cases of child
abuse were investigated by the Minis-
Dr. David Sweet
try of Social Services and Housing in
B.C. between 1988 and 1989.
The victims averaged eight years of
age and the majority of them was female. Only 28 per cent were abused by
"Case histories show us that child
abuse transcends all social, education
and economic boundaries." said Dr.
Sweet. "It occurs on a regular basis in
all segments of the population. If we
are to err it should be on the side of
protecting the child."
Catalog of celestial radio
sources released by professor
UBC Physics Professor Philip Gregory has released the world's largest
catalog of celestial radio sources, a
document which will be an important
aid to astronomers.
Using a giant 300-foot radio telescope in Green Bank, W. Va.. Gregory
and U.S. colleagues repeatedly examined radio signals from a region of
space containing billions of stars and
It took three years to conduct the
survey, develop computer software,
map and catalog the 54,579 identified
sources. Individual stars are not strong
enough sources of radio emissions to
be counted in the survey.
Seventy per cent of the objects
Gregory cataloged are quasars, distant
objects believed to be galaxies with
extremely bright central cores.
Because quasars are difficult to distinguish from stars using even the best
optical telescopes, the radio source
catalog will be an essential guide for
astronomers wishing to isolate them
for study.
Many scientists feel quasars could
provide important clues about the evolution of our galaxy. The light reaching us from a typical quasar has been
travelling toward Earth for half the age
of the universe.
"So if these objects are really galaxies, like the one our sun resides in,
then studying quasars ought to tell us
something about what our galaxy was
like 10-billion years ago," said Gregory.
Astronomers believe the most likely
energy source powering a quasar's
emission is a giant black hole, approximately 100-million times more massive than the sun. Energy is released
when gas and stars spiral in towards
the black hole.
Gregory's chief interest is transient
radio sources — sudden outbursts of
radio emission thought to originate
from exploding stars and black holes
located in both quasars and certain
binary stars. The survey has made a
number of important discoveries of
these rare objects.
The radio source survey was to
continue for five years, but after the
third year the telescope suddenly collapsed after 26 years of operation. It is
being replaced with a larger instrument which will become available in
Gregory presented his catalog at the
annual meeting ofthe Canadian Astronomical Society in Calgary.
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A competitor at the Canadian Special Olympics Summer Games
displays her joy at competing. UBC's Point Grey campus was the
site of the event which strives to promote year-round sports,
fitness and physical recreation for the mentally handicapped.
More than 800 athletes from across Canada took part.
CBC-TV series features
science research at UBC
A new science series on CBC-TV
showcasing UBC research premiered
in the Spring.
Breakthrough, seen every Thursday
at 3 p.m., is a family-oriented program
that explores science as it touches the
everyday lives of viewers. Its production was largely funded by UBC faculties and other institutions.
"We tried to make it a very human
show, emphasizing people rather than
equipment," said producer/host Lorraine Graves.
Most segments of each episode feature UBC research. Topics include
Lithoprobe, post-polio syndrome, safe
food    handling,    bovine    growth
hormone, bone transplants, TRIUMF,
kelp, giardia and plant genetics. The
program does not limit itself to the
hard sciences.
One segment deals with cross-cultural psychiatry and alcoholic children
of alcoholics.
Breakthrough received funding
from the office of Vice-President Research Robert Miller and the faculties
of Applied Science, Medicine and Science. Other sponsors include Simon
Fraser University, The B.C. Institute
of Technology, the provincial government and Science Culture Canada.
The series was provided free of
charge to the CBC.
Department of Pathology
University of British Columbia
Position available immediately for MRC funded project in the Department of Pathology at the University of British Columbia to
study a novel complement receptor of human platelets. A successful applicant will hold the Ph. D. or M.D. degree with experience in protein chemistry or immunology. Familiarity with the
complement system, human platelets or antibody production is
desirable. The project involves the biochemical and functional
characterization of a platelet membrane protein recently identified in our laboratory as a receptor for C3dg (Complement and
Inflammation 6:355,1989). Annual salary will be at MRC rates.
This advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Employment Equity, University of British Columbia, is committed
to the Federal Government's Employment Programme and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
Deadline for submission of applications will be August 31 st, 1990
with a starting date of October 1 st, 1990.
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Grace named new Dean
of Graduate Studies
Professor John Grace of UBC's
Chemical Engineering Department has
been named the university's new Dean
of Graduate Studies.
Grace took up his six-year appointment, which was approved in June by
the university's Board of Governors,
on July 1.
"Prof. Grace brings a strong record
of academic excellence to this position, which will serve faculty and
graduate students well," said UBC
President David Strangway.
Grace. 47, received his BESc from
the University of Western Ontario and
his PhD from England's Cambridge
University.   He taught at Montreal's
McGill University before joining UBC as a
full professor
and head of the
Chemical Engineering Department in 1979, a
position he held
until 1987.
when he returned to his
teaching and research activities.
"Prof. Grace is an engineer and scientist with a profound appreciation for
the social sciences and humanities,"
said Daniel Birch, Vice-President, Academic.
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"He has engaged in research and
program development on environmental issues and hygiene. I am delighted with the breadth and thought-
fulness he brings to the task."
Grace's areas of teaching include
fluid mechanics and chemical reaction
engineering, while his research activities include studying advanced reactors for catalytic and combustion processes.
Both Strangway and Birch expressed their thanks to Peter Suedfeld,
whose six-year term as Dean ended
June 30.
Suedfeld will return to teaching and
research in the Psychology Department
after a leave of absence.
Database at library
Patent search easier, cheaper
Searching for patent information
just became cheaper and easier.
The UBC Library has compiled a
database of the last 13 years of Canadian patent records and is now making
it available on a CD-ROM disc, to researchers both on and off campus.
Called the Canadian Patent Index,
the database is available on a trial basis
on optical disc to any Canadian university, college or institution that carries out research.
Ron Simmer, director of UBC's
PATSCAN office, hopes the new user-
friendly database will encourage more
people to undertake preliminary patent
searches, an otherwise daunting process that can prove both expensive and
time consuming.
"We want to popularize patent information in the Canadian research and
development community, but our main
objective is to stimulate the commercialization of spinoff research from
universities," Simmer said. "One
hundred copies of the disc will be distributed to research institutions, corporations, and libraries in Western Canada for evaluation."
The Canadian Patent Index is also
available to UBC researchers through
the online system UBCLIB from a li
brary terminal or personal computer
with modem. The database on UBCLIB is updated monthly with information supplied by the Canadian Patent Office and allows users to search
records of pending or issued Canadian
The database doesn't offer comprehensive abstracts, but it does provide
patent titles and other information. It
is most useful for finding names of
inventors or patentees, Simmer said.
Searches can also be done by title keywords, patent classification, or by a
combination of methods to locate patents on a given subject.
Copies of the demonstration disc,
and a printed guide to searching, are
available free from the PATSCAN
To people who use personal computers, CD-ROM is the most efficient
way to package and distribute large
amounts of information and the latest
wrinkle in information technology.
UBC library owns the only optical disc
pre-mastering system in Western Canada.
Eight other bibliographic files representing projects by UBC and other
libraries are also available on the demo
Computer Science gets $125,000
from Victoria for research centre
The Computer Science Department
has received seed funding of $ 125,000
from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology to
establish a new centre for research and
development of computer-based media and graphics technology.
The Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre (MAGIC) will investigate applications in a variety of disciplines such as Science, Medicine, Arts,
Education, Engineering and Forestry.
The first major project of MAGIC
is the joint UBC-IBM Graphic, Film
and Computers Project (GRAFIC),
which was announced last November.
GRAFIC is a five-year cooperative
research project designed to put UBC
at the forefront of the fast growing
field of computer graphics.
MAGIC will foster the transfer of
this technology throughout the university and the community through a
combination of courses, workshops,
conferences and joint research projects.
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Maillard wins fiction prize
Creative Writing
Professor Keith Maillard is the 1990 winner
ofthe Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for his novel
Motet in the sixth annual B.C. Book Awards.
Maillard teaches long
and short fiction, and
radio play and features.
He is also an advisory
editor for PRISM international.
Maillard is now working on a historical
novel that opens at the turn of the century and
continues to the stock market crash of 1929
called The Light in the Company of Women.
Axel Meisen, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science, has been appointed co-chairman
of a task force which is examining engineering
education across the country.
A joint undertaking between the Canadian
Council of Professional Engineers and the National Committee of Deans of Engineering and
Applied Science, the eight-member task force
on the Future of Engineering Education in
Canada was established two years ago to examine the factors influencing engineering education and make appropriate recommendations
for change.   It is scheduled to deliver its initial
findings this Fall.
Peter Hochachka, Zoology, has been awarded
the 1990 Flavelle Medal by
the Royal Society of Canada.
The Flavelle Medal,
established by Sir Joseph
Flavelle in 1924, is
awarded every two years
for outstanding contributions to the biological sciences.
Hochachka is internationally recognized for
discovering biochemical mechanisms used by animals to survive extreme environmental conditions. This discovery opened new avenues of research and led to the establishment of the field of
adaptational biochemistry.
Hochachka, Chemistry Professor Michael
Fryzuk, winner ofthe Rutherford Medal in Chemistry, and seven other scientists and scholars from
across Canada will be honored by the Royal Society at its annual meeting in Victoria on June 5.
Debbie Harvie has been appointed director of
the UBC Bookstore effective July 23.
Harvie brings 11 years of experience in retail
management to the position. For the past five
years, she was manager of the Simon Fraser University Bookstore, where she made significant
changes to improve customer service and employee relations. Her previous experience includes
a management position with Classic Bookshops
Dr.   John   Ledsome,
head of UBC's Department
of Physiology, is this year's
recipient of the Wilbert J
Keon Award for achievement in cardiovascular
The annual award recognizes outstanding contributions in the cardiovascular medical field for work
performed in Canada.
It is endowed by the alumni of the University
ofOttawa Heart Institute in honor ofthe institute's
founding director general, Dr. Wilbert Keon.
Dr. Ledsome's research is concerned with the
control of the cardiovascular system and in particular with the mechanisms which regulate blood
UBC Clinical Engineering Professor
Charles Laszlo has been honored by the
Canadian Association of the Deaf and
the Canadian Hearing Society.
Laszlo received two awards - the
Celebration 1990 Award for a lifetime
of service on behalf of the deaf and hard-
of-hearing community in Canada; and
an Award of Merit from the Canadian
Hard of hearing Association for outstanding service to the hard-of-hearing community.
Marchak, UBCs
new dean of arts,
is one of 14 winners of the Canadian Sociology
and Anthropology Association's
Outstanding Contribution Award.
The award, developed to mark
the 25th anniversary of the association,
honors those who have significantly contributed to the development of sociology
and anthropology in Canada.
Classified advertising can be purchased from Media Services. Phone
228-4775. Ads placed by faculty and staff cost $6 per insertion for 35
words. Others are charged $7. Monday, August 27 at 4 p.m. is the
deadline for the next issue of UBC Reports which appears on Thursday,
Sept. 6. Deadline for the following edition on Sept. 20 is 4 p.m. Monday,
Sept. 10. All ads must be paid in advance in cash, by cheque or internal
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call relief office duties. 228-8254.
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right now to enrol in a FREE 4-week
training program in anxiety management techniques being offered through
the Department of Psychology, UBC.
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Stress plays important role
in high blood pressure
Stress plays an important role in
high blood pressure, but we don't yet
know who is prone to developing this
condition, says a UBC psychologist
who is studying the connection between stress and cardiovascular disease.
"We're trying to study how people's
blood pressure reacts to acute stress
and whether that information tells us
something about whether they will
develop high blood pressure in the long
run or not," said Psychology Professor
Wolfgang Linden.
Linden is looking for 400 volunteers from the university community
and Greater Vancouver area between
the ages of 19 and 60 who want to
participate in an extensive study that
will lake place at UBC during the next
three years.
The only known factor which predicts whether someone will develop
hypertension is family history, he said,
adding he would also like to look at all
suspected risk factors such as acute
responses to stress, coping behavior
and personality features.
"Elevated blood pressure, or hypertension, is the major contributing factor to heart disease and stroke. It's
more important than exercise, body
weight or cholesterol," Linden said.
"Twenty percent ofthe adult population has elevated blood pressure that
deserves attention. It's actually the
most frequent of problems seen in
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Nov. 1 UBCREPORTS Aug.2,1990       8
Marching For China
Duke recounts China
When UBC Asian Studies Professor Michael Duke
went to Beijing in the spring of 1989, it was to conduct research into contemporary Chinese literature.
Instead, Duke was swept up in one ofthe most dramatic
events in modern Chinese history. The spirit ofthe democracy movement was sweeping the country. For three weeks,
Duke talked to students, intellectuals and people in the street
and took part in the demonstrations that ended tragically in
the Tiananmen massacre of June 4.
Promising the Chinese he would tell the world about what
had happened, Duke wrote The Iron House: A Memoir ofthe
Chinese Democracy Movement and the Tiananmen Massacre, recently published by Gibbs Smith.
In this excerpt from The Iron House, Duke describes his
feelings as he joins a protest march headed towards
Tiananmen Square.
Tuesday, May 23, was a great day for China
and I had a small part in it. At 9:30 a.m., I went
to the Student Broadcast Station, arriving just
in time to hear an interesting critical essay. It
claimed that Mao did not build Marxist socialism in China but only continued the feudal traditions
of the Chinese empire, with himself as an uncrowned emperor. Today's Communist Party and its leaders, said the
writer, were no more than a new imperial bureaucracy
every bit as corrupt as that ofthe late Qing Dynasty, which
began in 1644 and was overthrown by the Revolution of
When the essay ended to scattered applause from
the usual breakfasting audience, I went over to the student headquarters and found the leader I'd met earlier. I
told him I intended to write a report about the Beida
students' ideas and activities, and asked him to save all
their written material for me. He said he would and
introduced me to the people inside Building 29.
Brigade leaders were presenting their student identity cards to students seated in the doorway of a dormitory
room, outlining their brigade's missions, and receiving
the necessary propaganda materials. After an introduction, students in the headquarters gladly supplied me with
copies of all the leaflets that had been printed so far. At
that time, I suddenly realized I had not yet given any
tangible support, and said I wanted to give them some
They looked at each other in embarrassment. Then
I understood I had not used the right word. I corrected
myself, saying I wanted to donate some money.
"Oh, you want to donate money," one replied. "Well
find the responsible person. Hey! The professor wants to
donate some money! Where's the treasurer?"
I was led into an adjacent room, where a young
man seated at a table accepted my donation and issued a
receipt Printed on the top were the words, "Peking
University Students Autonomous Association Planning
Committee," and below that, in larger characters, "Souvenir of Donation." On the reverse, the treasurer wrote,
Thank you for your support.   Received donation of
 yuan." Then he stamped it with the official red seal of
the Beida Students Autonomous Association.
The living quarters were a mess, with papers and
debris scattered all over. But their minds were clear and
their dignity was intact; they weren't accepting charity but
were happy to get contributions for the cause. And they
gave lovely receipts.
I told them that the outside world was well-informed about events in China, that the government's news
blackout had failed so far. "Great," they said.
Shortly afterward, an "emergency announcement"
came over the loudspeakers that a citywide demonstration would begin at 1:30 that afternoon. People were to
form up at Jianguomen, "Establish the Nations Gate" in
the east, and Fuxing Gate in the west, then converge on
Tiananmen Square.
I left on my bike at eleven o'clock, but my derriere
was so sore from two days of biking that I got only as far as
the Xi Yuan Hotel. There I persuaded a pleasant taxi
driver to put my bike in the trunk of his cab and drive me
to the Jianguo Hotel, which is about five miles east of
UBC Asian Studies Professor Michael Duke with a Chinese
student in Beijing.
Tiananmen. The driver was around 40, articulate, and
dressed in shorts. He was out of uniform—they're supposed to wear suits even in the summer heat. All the way
down Sanlihe Road and east past the great square, he
praised the students and cursed the government. He had
an especially low opinion of Premier Li Peng. Commenting on Li's martial law address, he said, "Li Peng's speech
didn't even sound like a premier. So incompetent, so
inept, so bumbling and incapable. How can he be a
Responding to my question, he said the bosses of
his taxi company had not expressed any opinions about
the student demonstrations and martial law, but that they
never bothered him and other drivers for driving students
all around the city for free.
Na jiushi moren, "They're just silently admitting
the student are right," he said. He let me off across from
the Jianguo Hotel because, he said, he wasn't properly
dressed to unload customers at a tourist hotel.
After a hamburger and a milkshake, I pedaled over
to the Jianguo Gate assembly point and met up with
several thousand members of the Chinese Academy of
Social Sciences (CASS), whose building is just to the west
of Jianguo Gate. I introduced myself, told them I was an
American scholar of Chinese literature staying at Beida,
and members enthusiastically asked me to walk with them
in their demonstration. "You belong with CASS, right?"
one said, making me feel like I was joining up with a group
of old friends.
One man earned a si:<n n>ading.
""We do not want to live
under bayonets.''
One man carried a sign reading, "We do not want
to live under bayonets." Other slogans were, "Bury the
cult ofthe individual and put an end to government by old
men," and "Let all citizens rise up together and crush the
military coup d'etat."
As we passed the CASS building, I noticed a statement written on a row of panels struck along the front
gate, each character on its own two-foot-square panel. "All
citizens have the right to discuss (or criticize) the government. Supporting the students is not making a disturbance."
So the march began, and I walked with the CASS
contingent in a demonstration of one million people, according to figures in the next day's China Daily. And what
a walk it was! For me, it lasted from 1:45 till just after 4
p.m. We hiked from Jianguo Gate west and passed
Tiananmen, then turned around at Nan Chizi and walked
back toward the square. People came out of the homes
and shops to wave and applaud. They cheered each time
the marchers chanted a slogan.
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Along the route we had some serious discussions
and we laughed a good deal. One of my fellow demonstrators told me seven retired generals had made a public
statement against the policy of martial law and military
Part ofthe way I read the Asian Wall Street journal,
which had an editorial about China becoming part of the
global village because of the intense media coverage of
the Democracy Movement, as well as its recent acquisition of computers and fax machines. The editorial foresaw only two possible future paths for the country: it could
continue to accept western technology and ideas, and the
inevitable democratization that would come with them, or
it could slam the doors like Iran or Rumania, where the
rulers would rather let their people starve than change the
traditional way of life or risk losing power.
One of my fellow marchers borrowed the paper for
a few minutes, then asked me to give it to him. I promised
to make a photocopy and mail it to his office. The paper
cost three yuan compared to a few pennies for a Chinese
newspaper, so my friend couldn't afford to read it regularly.
The group chanted many different slogans all along
the march. It may seem ridiculous since this was an
illegal demonstration anyway, but I didn't shout their slogans. I felt it was not for me, a foreigner, to say what they
were saying even though I agreed completely. They
shouted, "Oppose dictatorship, Li Peng resign!" and
"Oppose military rule, give us back (Zhao) Ziyang!" A
double entendre, "Clean up the garbage, labor donated!"
was greeted with peals of laughter. By "garbage" they
might mean the trash littering the square—or they just
might be referring to the leadership of the Communist
Party, in which case "labor donated" took on special meaning.
"If Li Peng doesn't resign, well come back every
day," they shouted. "Long live democracy, the people will
Half way through, I ran into an old friend who was
walking the other way on the sidewalk looking for somebody. He saw me first and roared out, "Hei! Du Maikel"—
my name in Chinese. We grinned like a couple of kids
raiding the cookie jar and gave each other a big bear hug.
It was a wonderful way to meet after almost two years, but
we had no time to talk. Instead, we made a date to have
dinner later.
I also ran into a former student of mine who said he
was looking for a literary contingent where some of his
friends were marching. Ever since the demonstrations
began he had been sleeping during the day and staying up
all night roaming the square with a Dare to Die Brigade,
"looking for trouble"—protecting the square against surprise attack by the army or riot police.
As we passed directly in front of Tiananmen, a murmur went up from the crowd. I looked over just in time to
see the gigantic picture of Chairman Mao splashed with
ink. Some of the younger people around me thought it
was a good idea, but most of the CASS contingent looked
worried. They didn't want to give the government any
further reasons to crack down on the movement
The sky was clouding over as we reached Nan
Chizi and shortly after we turned around the wind began
to blow. Light rain fell for about 10 minutes as we walked
east along the Avenue of Eternal Peace toward the square.
When we turned the corner in front of the Great Hall of
the People and headed south in the direction of Qian Men,
the "Front Gate," one of Beijing's famous thunder storms
hit us with the full force of its driving rain. As the rain
poured down and we walked bravely on, the young and
the old intellectuals of the Chinese Academy of Social
Sciences, so often persecuted by the Chinese Communist
Party that many of them still belong to, began to sing "The
I shall never forget the surge of fellowship that
swept over us that day as we linked arms and walked
proudly around Tiananmen Square in a torrential downpour, singing "The International" in Chinese. "The International", that sad song of lost hopes, betrayed trusts, and
broken promises,... Zhe shi zui hou di douzheng, "this is
the final struggle." If it were only true.


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