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Stephen Forgacs photo
Eye Ball
Thunderbird football veterans Dino Camparmo (left) and Bob Beveridge plan
for an exciting season following a training canip session in August. Camparmo,
Beveridge, and the T-Birds will take to the field with a vengeance Sept. 5
against the Saskatchewan Huskies. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. following a pigskin
barbecue at 4:30 p.m. Admission to the game ($3 for UBC students, $4 for
youth and seniors, and $7 for adults) includes a burger and drink.
Coke money improves
access for the disabled
Project funding totalling $734,000 will
be available this year from the Coca-Cola
Disability Access Fund to make the University of British Columbia campus more
accessible to people with disabilities.
New ramps, lifts and other equipment
will help to improve access to campus
locations including classrooms, gardens,
a library and the Frederic Wood Theatre.
Coca-Cola and UBC formed a multi-
year strategic partnership in 1995 that
designated Coca-Cola as the official supplier of cold beverages to the university
campus. Funds gained by the university
through this partnership support programs, equipment and campus access
for people with disabilities.
Each of these projects moves UBC closer
to its goal, as stated in the university's
mission statement, of removing non-academic barriers that limit the participation
of persons with disabilities in campus life.
The seven projects funded this year were
selected from among 28 proposals submitted for consideration by faculties, departments, museums, gardens, organizations
and student groups across campus.
The projects propose to:
• Construct a ramp, in a co-operative
partnership between the Alma Mater Society and the university, to improve wheelchair access on the north side of the
Student Union Building.
• Enhance wheelchair access to
Frederic Wood Theatre lobby, improve seating for persons in wheelchairs and provide
an accessible washroom in the lobby.
• Improve access between Lower Mall
and West Mall with a ramp. A ramped
connector at the foot of Agricultural Road
would provide improved access to Place
Vanier, the Ponderosa annexes and the
First Nations Longhouse.
• Upgrade paths and ramp to expand
accessible areas in the Botanical Garden.
• Provide a power-assist door opener
at the north side of the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre and Library.
• Provide for each of two feasibility
studies examining increased access to
the Museum of Anthropology and the
Neville Scarfe Activity Centre in the Faculty of Education.
Previously, the Coca-Cola Disability
Access Fund had allocated funding for
each of three projects: an elevator in the
School's opening
ushers in new era
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
The Sing Tao School of Journalism
passed another milestone last week with
the official opening of the building that
will house it.
Sing Tao Ltd. Chair Sally Aw joined
the school's recently appointed director,
Donna Logan, UBC President Martha
Piper and Board of Governors Chair
Shirley Chan at a ceremony attended by
members ofthe UBC community and the
news media.
"The opening of this building marks
the beginning of an important period for
journalism in Western Canada and
Canada as a whole," said Logan. "The
Sing Tao School of Journalism will be the
first in Western Canada to offer a graduate program and judging by the interest
it has generated already, this is a much
needed program."
The three-storey, 1,080-square-me-
tre building was built to provide teaching
and office facilities for the school's graduate students, faculty and staff members.
The building comprises one large
classroom for 40 students, a seminar
room for 20 students, a newsroom lab for
30 students with ancillary layout and
darkroom space, graduate student and
faculty offices, and offices for the director and assistant to the director. The
project architect was A.J. Diamond,
Donald Schmitt and Co.
"It is exciting to witness the introduction at UBC of advanced studies in a field
which, with the rapid growth of communication technology, promises to have
an ever greater impact on the lives of
Canadians," Piper said. "Sally Aw and
Sing Tao have shown both foresight and
Innovation x97 pulls
festivities together
Innovation '97 organizers and dozens of volunteers and supporters are
working to increase community spirit
on campus and get more people involved in campus events.
For the past months, they've been
planning innovative ways of promoting
familiar campus events, and they've
introduced a few new events as well.
Nestor Korchinsky, Intramural Sports
and Recreation co-ordinator and one of
the organizers, says Innovation '97 is
meant to promote the diversity of social,
cultural and recreational opportunities
which are part ofthe UBC experience.
"We want students to look back on
their years at UBC as being one of the
most exciting and enriching experiences
of their lives. Innovation '97 will foster
a sense of community, campus spirit
and pride," he says.
Innovation '97 gathers together 36
different "hosts" — campus clubs, societies and organizations — all of which
saw the advantage of promoting their
events in a collective way.
More than 600 social events, cultural programs and competitive activities are now offered under the Innovation '97 banner, with more campus
event organizers adding their events all
the time.
Organizer Susan Demaine from Intramural Sports and Recreation says
selling the idea of Innovation '97 to
potential participants has been surprisingly easy.
"It's a brand new idea, but once people found out about it they were overwhelmingly enthusiastic about making
their event part of Innovation '97."
Demaine put together the calendar of
events and organized a Web site, which
can befoundatwww.innovation97.ubc.ca.
The schedule features 12 separate
festivals, including familiar ones like
Apple Festival and Arts Fest, as well as
new ones such as the Heritage Festival
Sept. 12 to Oct. 4 and the Lights Festival in November.
The Lights Festival will see trees
beside the Main Library entrance
adorned with decorative lighting Nov.
20-Jan. 5.
Opening ceremonies took place Sept.
1 on Koerner Plaza with a light and
sound show and a performance by the
group SWARM.
Anyone on campus who would like
to add their event to the Innovation
'97 calendar should e-mail
Student Summit
Canada's Year of Asia Pacific: Student society opts for freedom of expression
Who's Who 5
Fifteen hard-working individuals serve on UBC's Board of Governors
Mind Field 9
Only four years old, Green College is pleasing more than its residents
Music Maven 11
Offbeat: Behind that temporary desk may work a pop sensation 2 UBC Reports ■ September 4, 1997
voices views
As members of APEC-Alert
we want to respond to the
article "Students set to voice
diverse opinions" {UBC Re
ports, July 10).
It is correct that we strongly
believe that the UBC campus
should not be used as the
venue for the APEC Economic
Leaders' Meeting (AELM). But
stating that we believe this
solely "due to human rights
violations in some member
economies" is incomplete.
There are many more reasons
for our position, some of
which include:
• The decision to host the
AELM was made without
consulting students, staff or
faculty. This is representative
of the undemocratic nature of
APEC which does not have a
mechanism for the genuine
participation of civil society.
• APEC's goal to implement a
free trade zone in the region
will have dire consequences
for the environment and
labour rights, and thus
especially for women, children, workers, peasants, the
poor and indigenous people.
• APEC purposely and
mistakenly divorces business
and human rights.
• Having APEC at UBC serves
to legitimize APEC and make
the UBC community complicit
in both the abuses and the
free trade initiatives APEC
supports. One of the primary
functions of universities
should be to facilitate genuine
debate and discussion, free
from the coercion of state or
corporate interests. Hosting
the AELM at UBC seriously
compromises these objectives.
We would also like to
comment on the claim that
"the Alma Mater and Graduate
Student societies have
adopted more moderate
The Graduate Student
Society passed a motion to
publicly oppose the hosting of
the AELM. The Alma Mater
Society (AMS) has not taken
an official position on APEC or
the hosting of the AELM.
Katja Cronauer
Nicole Capler
Continued from Page 1
generosity in support of this
The school will hold its first
classes in September 1998.
Those who complete the program will receive a Master of
Journalism degree.
Logan is now working on the
program curriculum and making staffing decisions. Once the
Nov. 1 admissions application
deadline has passed, she will
turn her attention to selecting
the program's first students.
"Response has been incredible. We will be taking 25 students for 1998 and we've already received at least 10 times
that number of applications,"
she said.
UBC Reports welcomes letters to the editor on topics relevant to the
university community. Letters must be signed and include an address
and phone number for verification. Please limit letters, which may be
edited for length, style and clarity, to 300 words. Deadline is 10 days
before publication date. Submit letters in person or by mail to the UBC
Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver B.C.,
V6T 1Z1, by fax to 822-2684 or by e-mail to Janet.ansell@ubc.ca.
I am writing to call attention
to the inaccuracies of "Students set to voice diverse
opinions" on the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM)
(UBC Reports, July 10).
For the record, APEC-Alert's
(AA) position is that the AELM
should not be held at UBC
because several of the invited
"economic leaders" are military
dictators who massively abuse
the human rights of the people
they govern. It is unacceptable
that (former) President
Strangway single-handedly
decided that mass-murderers,
like President Suharto of
Indonesia and President Jiang
Zemin of China, were fit to be
welcomed at UBC. Now the
UBC administration and APEC
co-ordinators are anxious to
have the world believe that
UBC respects the "diverse
opinions" of its students'
voices. This is untrue. The
administration refuses to
discuss relocating the AELM.
For the record, AA has
widespread support — APEC
does not. The Graduate
Student Society, CUPE 116
and nearly a thousand petitioning faculty and students
have endorsed our position.
Other union locals are considering following 116's lead.
For the record, the AMS's
position is not more "moderate"
than AA's: it's just less principled. The AMS promised to
"support and uphold human
rights" in a resolution on the
AELM but have yet to do
anything more than organize a
series of panels on APEC. The
government-connected, APEC-
University Forum students, on
the other hand, want to help
the administration transform
UBC into APEC-U in November.
UBC belongs to its students,
faculty and staff. It belongs to
the people of B.C. and Canada.
It does not belong to APEC.
AA is calling for a complete
shutdown of UBC Nov. 25 and
will be leading a peoples'
march to the Museum of
Anthropology that day. United,
we will peacefully reclaim our
campus from dictators, their
economic allies and the police.
David Jago
APEC-Alert organizer
Continued from Page 1
Old Administration Building, an
elevator in the Koerner Library
and, through the Riek Hansen
Institute, support for Hansen's
10th anniversary of the Man in
Motion tour.
The projects were identified
through a process of broad consultation with the university
community and the involvement
of interested bodies such as the
Rick Hansen Institute and the
Disability Resource Centre.
The applications were evaluated by the Disability Access
Fund Advisory Committee and
approved by the Committee of
Members ofthe Disability Access Fund Advisory Committee
are: Kathleen Beaumont, Campus Planning; Bill Crook, Rick
Hansen Institute; Steve Estey,
Disability Resource Centre and
Rick Hansen Institute; John
Lane, Campus Planning; Jim
Leggott, Plant Operations; Janet
Mee, Disability Resource Centre; and Suzanne Poohkay, Campus Planning.
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• Forum: Thinking the Future of Learning
An exploration of the possibilities for undergraduate
education at UBC.
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• Installation Ceremony
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• Meet the President
Reception at Flagpole Plaza
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appropriate credit to UBC Reports. UBC Reports ■ September 4,1997 3
UBC, SFU join to tackle
gov't, business issues
Ajoint SFU-UBC Centre for the Study
of Government and Business will study
the role of governments in the Canadian
economy and the relationship between
government and business in Canada.
The centre is the first of its kind in
Western Canada, and promises to become the western Canadian voice of academic public policy research, according
to its co-directors Prof. Thomas Ross of
UBC's Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, and Prof. Aidan
Vining of SFU's Faculty of Business Administration.
Ross said that while non-academically
based western research groups like the
Fraser Institute are doing respected work,
the SFU-UBC partnership, as an academic centre, will have greater freedom to
pursue the truth no matter what direction it takes.
"There's a real need for better, academically oriented, public policy research
on questions like privatization, competition policy, the role of the government in
the modern developed  economy,  and
measuring the effectiveness of government in managing the economy," he said.
Vining added that there's an urgent
need for more policy research at the provincial level and closer ties between government and business.
"The interaction between academia and
the provincial government is much closer
in other provinces," he said.
The collaboration is also remarkable
as the first between the two faculties.
"SFU and UBC together have some of
the strongest people in the business,
government and public policy area, not
only in Canada but in North America,"
Vining said.
Funding is currently being sought for
new research projects such as measuring
the performance of privatized Crown corporations and the efficiency of public
The centre will also oversee ongoing
projects like the popular UBC Election
Stock Market, which successfully predicted the outcomes of the last two federal elections.
Canada's Year
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AMS encourages
student debate
In response to the polarized opinions of its membership on the Asia
Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) conference, the Alma Mater Society
(AMS), UBC's student society, has opted for a "freedom of expression"
The AMS is hosting a five-week Student Summit on Asia Pacific Sept.
29 to Oct. 31. On Nov. 25, APEC leaders will meet at UBC's Museum of
"The AMS represents a large number of students with a huge range of
views," said Jennie Chen, AMS director of Administration. "There are
individuals and groups who oppose APEC, and there are also a lot of
students who have pro-APEC positions."
In recognition of students' concerns regarding the poor human rights
records of some APEC members, the AMS has stated its support for the
United Nations Declaration on Human Rights.
Chen said the Student Summit, which is expected to draw participants
from the Lower Mainland primarily, will provide a forum for student views
on the Asia Pacific region and stimulate debate and intellectual exchange.
The summit is aimed at ensuring students' opinions and perspectives are
heard and recorded in a meaningful and productive way.
The summit will examine issues related to five broad themes concerning APEC and the Asia Pacific. Participants will deal with a different
theme each week. The themes are as follows: International Trade and
Economics; Social Development and Culture; The Environment and
Sustainable Development; Freedoms and Human Rights; and Canada and
the Asia Pacific.
Themes will be introduced at the beginning of each week by a speaker
with expertise in issues related to the theme. Other events will include
panel discussions, speakers, workshops, and a variety of cultural exhibitions.
Chen said summit organizers hope to produce a comprehensive document addressing concerns and issues raised during the course of the
summit and to forward a copy of it to Prime Minister Jean Chretien and
other officials prior to the APEC leaders' meeting.
Several other groups are organizing APEC-related activities.
• UBC AIESEC (a French acronym for International Association for
Students in Economics and Commerce) members are planning the Youth
APEC '97 Forum Oct. 2-3, which will bring young business ambassadors
and other representatives of the Asia Pacific region together with students, academics, business leaders, non-governmental organizations and
government representatives.
• The APEC-University Forum has been organized by UBC graduate
students to provide information and discussion on APEC issues through
meetings, panels and cultural events.
• APEC-Alert is holding rallies, panel discussions and other events to
outline its opposition to the APEC leaders' meeting.
UBC students are also taking part as individuals in a range of APEC
and CYAP (Canada's Year of Asia Pacific) academic and youth conferences.
More information about APEC and UBC's involvement can be found on
the World Wide Web at www.ubc.ca under "News, Events, and Attractions."
Sean Kelly photo
Blast Off
Participants in Physics and Astronomy's Summer Science Camp for
Kids ended the summer with a blast by launching rockets. The
program proved popular for the second year in a row with kids aged 6-
14 who learned how to make liquid nitrogen ice cream and build boats
which they then raced in the pool at the Aquatic Centre.
Counsellors help families
cope with DNA diseases
by Hilary Thomson
Staff writer
"Your baby has Down's syndrome."
Hearing these words parents need information, understanding and support.
A UBC graduate in genetic counselling
may be the one to help.
Almost unheard of 25 years ago, today
medical genetics clinics are a part of
every major hospital.
There is an urgent need for this kind
of knowledge," says Dessa Sadovnick,
director of UBC's two-year master's program in genetic counselling. 'The demand for genetic services has increased
dramatically since the 1970s."
Almost half of all admissions to
pediatric hospitals are due to a genetically transmitted disease. Illnesses such
as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy
and diabetes all have a significant genetic
It's estimated that 60 per cent of Canadians will develop or die of a genetically-
inherited disease. And as more people are
diagnosed with a genetic illness, more
resources are needed to help them.
Genetic counsellors bridge the gap
between technology and families.
They offer support in a variety of situations: helping couples with family planning where there is a history of genetic
disease, discussing ultrasound test results, or reviewing care and treatment
plans for a child born with a genetic
disease or abnormality.
UBC's program in genetic counselling
started in 1996 with seven students.
Another six were admitted this year. One
of only two in Canada (the first was at
McGill University), it's sponsored by the
Dept. of Medical Genetics through the
Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Acceptance to the program requires
both counselling experience and familiarity with the workings of a clinical genetics unit. Although they come from varied
backgrounds, most student applicants
have a science degree and have studied
biochemistry, genetics and basic statistics. In addition, they've volunteered at
family planning clinics, crisis centres,
special needs group homes, or in local
medical genetics clinics.
Once accepted to the program, their
studies include molecular genetics, hu
man genetics, counselling techniques and
Students are attracted to the program
because they enjoy the excitement of
genetics and want to interact with patients and families, says Anita Dircks.
the program's co-ordinator, who also
works as a genetic counsellor.
"My objective is to give people all the
information they need to make the decision that is right for them," says graduate
student Gurdip Hulait. 'They're very anxious and need to know in lay terms exactly what the problem is, what we know
about it and what their choices are."
Genetic counsellors usually work in a
hospital affiliated with a university centre for medical genetics. There are currently clinics at the Children's & Women's Health Centre of British Columbia
and at Victoria General Hospital. Both
conduct outreach clinics in towns
throughout B.C.
In addition to direct contact with families, counsellors conduct clinical research
and offer educational programs to students, the public, and health care and
social workers.
"The counsellors' knowledge base
meets the needs of the family," says
Dircks. "Although doctors provide technical and medical information, the counsellors can devote time to discussing the
psycho-social aspects of hereditary illness."
Sadovnick, a professor in Medical Genetics, sees the counsellors as an integral
part of the team providing genetic care.
They can provide many answers about
risk for family members, she says.
And it makes sense to have a genetic
counselling program in Vancouver,
Sadovnick says, because of the city's
multicultural population. Some ethnic
groups are particularly susceptible to
certain genetic diseases.
"Our counsellors need to understand
the variety of genetic disease and be
sensitive to cultural differences in dealing with genetic issues," she says. 'They
can get that awareness here in Vancouver."
Although the need for genetic counselling is growing, the program's enrolment
will be kept low until more is known
about the future of jobs in health care,
says Dircks. 4 UBC Reports • September 4, 1997
Community dental health worker Yvonne Phung works with Vietnamese mothers to help
reduce the incidence of dental decay among their children. Dentist Dr. Rosamund Harrison,
chair of UBC's Pediatric Dentistry division, headed up the Lower Mainland's first culturally
specific project aimed at addressing the problem.
Program roots out cultural
causes of tooth decay
"No cavities!" is the good news
children and parents are hearing more often these days. But
for children from some cultural
groups, the news isn't so good.
The Lower Mainland's first
culturally specific oral health
promotion project, headed by
Dr. Rosamund Harrison, chair
of UBC's Pediatric Dentistry division, aims to address the problem.
"Healthy Teeth, Happy Children" is targeted to Vietnamese
toddlers, for whom dental problems often begin with nursing
decay— a severe and extensive
form of tooth decay linked to
inappropriate infant feeding and
comforting habits.
Sixty Vietnamese mothers of
young children were interviewed
in their own language on topics
ranging from bottle feeding to
attitudes toward dental health
services. The children's teeth
were checked by the project's
The findings showed the children had severe dental disease
compared to the general child
population. Harrison says there
were a number of causes.
"Many of these mothers had
to stop breast feeding earlier than
recommended, often because
they were single parents needing to go out and work. Also,
with little access to education in
their own language or extended
families to help them, they did
not understand the importance
of early weaning from the bottle
or brushing infants' teeth."
To help mothers learn about
the risks of dental decay in young
children, individual counselling
sessions in Vietnamese were
scheduled to coincide with regular immunization visits to Mt.
Pleasant Health Clinic. Over 40
counselling mornings were held.
The Vancouver Richmond
Health Board (VRHB) provided
facilities and translation services and produced a video with
the project team. The video, Pre-
ventingTooth Decay: Infants and
Toddlers, is available in five languages. Over 200 copies of it
have been sold so far.
Project staff also made community presentations to Vietnamese parenting groups and
presented information in local
Vietnamese media.
Yvonne Phung. community
dental health worker, worked
with the mothers.
"In Vietnam, most people can't
afford regular check-ups so you
don't go to the dentist until there's
a real problem," she says. "Some
kids we saw had such bad decay
they couldn't eat without pain.
We had to challenge some traditional thinking and stress the
importance of caring for primary
Results  showed  education
and counselling in the mother's
native language had a significant effect on toddlers' dental
The success ofthe project was
due to a variety of factors says
"We made it convenient to
come in and talk, and we coupled visits with the immunization program so that dental
health was seen as being an
important part of overall health,"
she says.
The project was recently recognized as a model of community health education, winning
first prize at the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference.
Faculty of Medicine
Dept. of Psychiatry
The Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia,
invites applications, internal to UBC, for the position of
head of the Dept. of Psychiatry.
We seek an academic leader who will vigorously direct and
develop the teaching and research programs of the department which functions in seven teaching hospitals. The
department has 24 full-time and 165 clinical/part-time
faculty members and currently attracts external research
support of over $2.8 million annually. Candidates should
have appropriate clinical certification and have a proven
record of scholarly excellence, broad clinical experience and
a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
Anticipated start date will be autumn 1997. The successful
candidate will also be appointed at the appropriate senior
rank. Salary will be commensurate with experience and
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.
Applications, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and
the names of three references should be directed by Sept. 15,
1997 to:
Dr. John A. Cairns
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Room 317, Instructional Resources Centre
University of British Columbia
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T1Z3
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UBC Alumni Association
Annual General Meeting
Date:        September 18, 1997
Time:       6:30 pm Reception
for 7:30 start
Place:       Cecil Green Park
Members will vote on changes to the
Constitution and bylaws at this meeting.
These changes concern:
• Change in the definition of Alumni;
• Change in the succession of executives
on the Board of Directors.
For more information call 822-33 13 UBC Reports ■ September 4, 1997 5
UBC's Board of Governors
LARRY BELL, appointed to the board
in 1997, is president and chief executive
officer of Shato Holdings Ltd., a food
services company, and chair of its subsidiary White Spot Ltd. A graduate of
UBC (BA '61). Bell completed a master's
degree in California and then served the
province as secretary to the B.C. Treasury Board, and deputy minister of: Housing and Transit; Lands, Parks and Housing; and Finance. He has acted as chair
and CEO of B.C. Hydro, CEO of VanCity
Savings Credit Union and has served on
many boards including the Conference
Board of Canada and the Business Council of B.C. In 1991 Bell's management innovations were recognized
with the Award of Excellence from
the Institute of Public Administration. Bell is a director of the Vancouver Hospital Foundation.
DAVID BORINS, a student in the
Faculty of Law. was elected for a one-
year term in January. He completed
a BA in political science at UBC alter
transferring from the University of
London. His areas of interest include
criminal, labour and employment law.
Borins served as Alma Mater Society
co-ordinator of external affairs where
he advocated a tuition freeze and
organized the B.C. Forum on Post-
Secondary Education. He was AMS
president in 1996.
SHIRLEY CHAN, chair of UBC's
Board of Governors and manager of
Non-Market Housing, City of Vancouver, was appointed to the board
in 1992. Educated in Ontario and
B.C.. she received a master's degree
in environmental studies from Toronto's York University in 1978. Chan
has served as a private consultant
and as an environmental and community planner. She was the chief of
staff to the mayor of Vancouver between 1981 and 1986 and executive
assistant to the president of BCIT
responsible for research planning,
community and media relations,
board support coordination and
fundraising. Chan has been a director of VanCity Savings Credit Union since
1987 and served as chair from 1993 to
1995. She is also a director of Citizens
Bank, Little Mountain Residential Care
and Housing Society and vice-chair of
VanCity Enterprises. In 1993, the Alumni
Association of Simon Fraser University
presented Chan with the Outstanding
Alumni Award for service to the community. She gained national recognition in
the late 1960s for her leadership role in
obtaining changes to Canada's housing
JOANNE EMERMAN. a professor of
Anatomy, was elected by faculty to the
board in 1996. She received her PhD and
post doctoral training at the University of
California at Berkeley before joining UBC
in 1980. Emerman has served as acting
head ofthe Dept. of Anatomy and as chair
of the Faculty of Medicine Curriculum
Evaluation Committee. She was a member of UBC's Faculty Association executive and also served on the university's
Senior Appointments Committee. Currently, Emerman is a member of UBC's
Faculty Pension Board, Faculty Development Mentoring Network and Advisory
Committee for the Women's Resources
Centre. She is also chair ofthe Scientific
Advisory Committee of the British Columbia Health Research Foundation. A
previous scholar of the National Cancer
Institute of Canada, she presently serves
on the boards of several international
associations for cancer research.
KEN GEORGETTI, president and chief
executive officer ofthe B.C. Federation of
Labour, the central labour body representing 340.000 members in the province, was appointed to the board in 1995.
Georgetti also serves as provincial vice-
president ofthe two-million member Canadian Labour Congress and as board
UBC's 15-member Board ofGovernors comprises the chancellor, the president, eight persons appointed by the lieutenant-governor, two faculty members elected by faculty, two full-time students elected by students and one
person elected by and from the full-time employees ofthe university who are
not faculty members.
By legislation, the board is responsible for the management, administration and control of the property, revenue, business and affairsofthe university
including the appointment of senior officials andfaculty on the recommendation of the president.
The governors represent diverse backgrounds which provide valuable input
during board deliberations. Although members bring to the board the views of
various constituencies, there are no advocates for any one group. Decisions
are made in the best overall interests ofthe university and in support of UBC's
mission to be a world renowned institution of higher education and research.
chair of the Working Opportunity Fund.
Active in community service, he is a board
member of ABC Canada, a foundation
which promotes literacy, and is the honorary chair ofthe Association of Learning
Disabled Adults. Currently a member of
the Treaty Negotiation Advisory Committee on Land Claims, Georgetti has also
served as co-chair of the Premier's Summit on Trade and Economic Opportunity.
Formerly a member of the dean's advisory council in UBC's Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration,
Georgetti is a member ofthe dean's advisory committee in the Faculty of Law.
HAROLD KALKE, president and owner
of Kalico Developments Ltd., a real estate
development and investment company,
was appointed to the board in 1994.
Kalke received a BSc in civil engineering
from the University of Alberta and an
MBA from the University of Western Ontario. His real estate development projects
are widely acclaimed as being critical
elements in the re-establishment of
"neighbourhood" and have won community and heritage awards, including the
Ethics in Action Award. He is active in a
variety of community based organizations with a focus on contributing to an
increased understanding of neighbourhood, urban planning, and development
issues. He serves as chair ofthe Advisory
Planning Commission for the District of
West Vancouver.
ROSLYN KUNIN, executive director of
the Laurier Institution, was appointed to
the board in 1993. She was educated in
Quebec and Ontario and received a PhD
in economics from UBC in 1970. Kunin
was a visiting assistant professor in agricultural economics at the university in
1972-73, before joining Employment and
Immigration Canada as a regional econo
mist where she served for 20 years. She
also sits as a member of the National
Statistics Council and on the board ofthe
Vancouver Stock Exchange. Kunin has
been honoured by the Association of Professional Economists of B.C. on several
occasions with the Crystal Ball Award for
forecasting the Canadian economy. She
has received the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for Management and the
Professions and an honorary degree from
the University of Victoria.
KERA MCARTHUR is one of the two
student members elected to the board for
a one-year term this year. She is completing the fourth year of a bachelor's degree
in English. McArthur is president of the
English Students Society and a member
of both the Arts Undergraduate Society
council and the AMS student council.
LOIS MOEN, an administrative clerk in
the Faculty of Medicine, Dean's Office, Postgraduate Education, was first elected by staff
to the board in 1993 and was re-elected to a
second three-year term in 1996. She has
held her current position since 1989 after
joining UBC a year earlier as a clerk in the
Telecommunications Dept. Moen has served
as a shop steward for CUPE 2950 for the past
seven years, and has sat on the union local's
executive since 1991.
GUNINDER C. MUMICK was appointed
to the board this year. Manager of the
Multicultural Health Education/Promotion program ofthe Vancouver/Richmond
Health Board, she obtained two master's
degrees in the U.S. and holds a certificate
in management from Simon Fraser University. Mumick has extensive experience
in adult education and administration,
having served on the boards ofVancouver
Community College, Langara College and
the Langara College Foundation. Her ar
eas of expertise are in working with diverse
populations especially in the health system, and international and intercultural
communication. She has served on the
boards of many community organizations,
including the YWCA, MOSAIC, and Greater
Vancouver Mental Health Services.
MARTHA PIPER president and vice-
chancellor of UBC, became a member of
the board upon her appointment as president in 1997. She received her bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from
the University of Michigan, her master's
degree in Child Development from the
University of Connecticut, and her
PhD in Epidemiology and Biosta-
tistics from McGill University. She
served as director of the School of
Physical and Occupational Therapy
at McGill University and was dean
of the Faculty of Rehabilitation
Medicine, University of Alberta from
1985 to 1992. In 1993, she was
appointed vice-president. Research
and External Affairs at the University of Alberta and served in that
capacity until leaving to join UBC.
Piper's teaching and research interests focus on the developmentally
delayed infant. She was recently
appointed as a member ofthe Canada
Foundation for Innovation. Piper
received the Leadership Award in
Science and Technology from the
Alberta Science and Technology
Foundation and serves on the Prime
Minister's Advisory Council for Science and Technology.
PHILIP RESNICK. a Political Science professor, was elected by faculty to the board in 1996. A graduate
of McGill University and the University of Toronto, he joined UBC in
1971 and served as a UBC senator
between 1990 and 1993. In addition
to being a frequent media commentator on public affairs, Resnick is the
author of six books and numerous
academic articles, and a recipient of
the Harold Innis Book Award. His
major commitment as a member of
the board is to the defence of the
principles of a liberal university.
WILLIAM SAUDER, chancellor of the
university, is a UBC graduate (BCom '48)
and chair of International Forest Products
and Sauder Industries Limited. He was a
member of UBC's Board ofGovernors from
1981 to 1987, and served as chair ofthe
board for the last two years of his term. He
received an honorary degree from UBC in
1990. Long-time patrons ofthe university,
the Sauder family has supported several
medical science initiatives at the university. The Sauder Family Chair in Pediatric
Diseases and the Sauder Family Chair in
Viral Diseases of Children are named in
recognition of the family's philanthropy.
LINDA THORSTAD was recently appointed to the board. She is vice-president of corporate relations for Viceroy
Resources Corporation, a gold producer.
Educated at UBC (BSc'77, MSc'84),
Thorstad specializes in strategic planning and communications. Committed
to resource management issues, Thorstad
served on the board ofthe B.C. Commission on Resources and the Environment
(CORE) and the Fraser Basin Management Board and is currently on the board
of B.C. Heritage Rivers. In 1996, Thorstad
was named YWCA Woman of Distinction
for Management and the Professions.
MARION YORK was appointed to the
board in 1994. York, who received a BEd,
MEd and a diploma in Special Education
from UBC, works with community resource
personnel, providing information and workshops on childhood learning difficulties. York
is a member of the Kamloops school district's
advisory council on the role of learning assistance teachers. Since 1989 she has served
on the Council for Exceptional Children as
the executive member in charge of educational technology. 6 UBC Reports ■ September 4, 1997
September 7 through September 20
Sunday, Sept. 7
A Classical Quiz Show
CBC Radio Special Taping: Musical Challenge For The Audience,
The Panel And The Orchestra.
Hosted by CBC Radio's comedy
duo Double Exposure. Panelists
are music critics William Littler,
Toronto Star, Robert Everett
Green, Globe and Mail, Richard
Turp, Montreal Gazette and CBC
broadcasters David Grierson,
Marjorie Doyle and Rick Phillips.
Frederic Wood Theatre, 2pm.
Come and be part of the show.
Call 662-6605.
Monday, Sept. 8
Green College Open House
Join Our Residents For Tours,
Talks, Drama, Music, And Poetry, Followed By A Resident
Speaker Talk at 5:30pm. Green
College, 10am-5:30pm. Call 822-
IAM Colloquium
On Compressible Viscous Flow.
Prof. John Heywood, Mathemat
ics. CSCI 301, 3:30pm. Call 822-
Biochemistry and Molecular
Discussion Group Seminar
Metabolic Properties Of Retinal
Neurons And Glial (Muller) Cells.
Dr. Barry Winkler, Eye Research
Unit, Oakland U. IRC#4,3:45pm.
Refreshments 3:30pm. Call 822-
Cultural and Media Studies
Interdisciplinary Group
Inside Stuff: How Industrial Design Mediates Culture And
Economy. Harvey Molotch, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara. ANSO
207/209, 8:30pm. Call 822-
Thursday, Sept. 11 Monday, Sept. 15
Tuesday, Sept. 9
Faculty Women's Club
Coffee On The Terrace. Social
meeting and sign up for interest
groups. New members welcome.
Cecil Green Park House main
floor, 10am. Call Ann Thompson
Lectures in Modern
Understanding Bacterial Enzymes: The Chemistry Inside The
Black Box. Prof. Martin Tanner,
Chemistry. Chemistry B250
(southwing), lpm. Refreshments
from 12:40pm. Call 822-3266.
Oceanography Seminar
Circulation Driven By Bottom-
Intensified Mixing Over Topography. Patrick Cummins, Institute
of Ocean Sciences, Sidney.
BioSciences 1465, 3:30pm. Call
Wednesday, Sept. 10
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Unusual Cases Of Neurological
Deficit. Dr. Marcel Dvorak, Dr.
Deo Zeller, Dr. Michael Goytan,
Dr. Alan Bagoo and Dr. Barbara
Hughes. Vancouver Hosp/HSC,
Eye Care Centre Aud., 7:00am.
Call 875-4192.
UBC: It's Tours - Notetaking
Skills Workshop
Free Workshop For First Year
Arts And Science Students.
Hennings200,12:30-l:20pm. No
pre-registration required. Call
Biotechnology Seminar
Production Of Clinical Trial Animal Cell Derived Biologies. Otto
Doblhoff-Dier. Inst, for Applied
Microbiology, U of Agricultural
Sciences. Vienna. Wesbrook 201,
12:30pm. Refreshments before
seminar. Call 822-5835.
UBC Peer Program Matching
Meet Your International Buddy.
All Peer Group Participants Who
Have Applied And Been Accepted
Are Required To Attend. International House, 6-8:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-5021.
Friday, Sept. 12
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
New Direction In Genetics That
Have Applications In Everyday
Pediatrics. Dr. Judith Hall,
Pediatrics and BC Children's Hospital. GF Strong Auditorium, 9am.
Call 875-2307.
Health Care and
Epidemiology Rounds
Cultural Dynamics And Stability
Of Tsembaga Agro-Eco System.
John Anderies, Mathematics.
Mather 253, 9-10am. Call 822-
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar
Indoor Vehicle Emissions. Stephen
Stewart, Project Engineer. B.C.
Ministry of Transportation. Vancouver Hospital/HSC, UBC Pavilion, Koerner Theatre G279, 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-9861.
Chemical Engineering
Weekly Seminar
Investigation Of Polymer Surface
Properties For Biocompatibility
Using Self-Consistent Field Modelling. Bradley Steels, MASc candidate. ChemEng 206, 3:30pm.
Call 822-3238.
Saturday, Sept. 13
Fund-raising Event for
Cystic Fibrosis Research
Shinerama: Students Raising
Funds For Cystic Fibrosis Research.
The UBC AMS United Way Committee. Totem Residence, 2525 West
Mall, ballroom, 8am. Volunteers
shine shoes for donations. Prize
draw. Dinner barbecue. Call 844-
1200 (pager, leave a message).
Merck, Frosst, Sharp and
Dohme Lecture
Mechanistic Aspects Of The Oxidation Of Alkanes By Aqueous
Platinum Salts. Prof. John Bercaw,
Chemistry, California Institute of
Technology. Chemistry D225 (centre block), 10:30am. Call 822-
UBC: It's Yours - Know Your
Job And Career Resources
Free Workshop For First Year Arts
And Science Students. Hennings
200, 12:30-1:20pm. No pre-registration required.  Call 822-4319.
Centre for Japanese
Research Seminar
Women And Household In Medieval Japan. Prof. Haruko Wakita,
U of Shiga Prefecture. CK Choi
conference room 120. 12:30-2pm.
Call 822-2629.
Governing Modern Societies
Are Group Rights Required For
Political Stability? Claus Offe.
Humboldt University. Green College, 5pm. Call 822-1878.
Tuesday, Sept. 16
Centre for Japanese
Research Seminar
Literary Theme Parks In Medieval
Japan And China. IvoSmits, Royal
Netherlands Academy of Arts and
Sciences. CK Choi conference
room, 12:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.
Lectures in Modern
Polymerization Of Propylene: A
Remarkable Asymmetric Catalytic
Reaction. Prof. John Bercaw,
Chemistry, California Institute of
Technology. Chemistry B250
(south wing), lpm. Refreshments
from 12:40pm. Call 822-3266.
Governing Modern Societies
Governing Liberty. Nikolas Rose.
Goldsmiths College, U of London.
Green College, 5pm. Reception
4:15-5pm in Graham House. Call
Wednesday, Sept. 17
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
The Infected Hip Replacement: A
Tale Of Two Cities. Dr. Robert
Kerry. Vancouver Hosp/HSC, Eye
Care Centre Aud., 7:00am. Call
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UBC: It's Yours - Exam
Preparation Skills Workshop
Free Workshop For First Year Arts
And Science Students. Hennings
200, 12:30-1:20pm. No pre-registration required. Call 822-4319.
The First Regular Meeting Of Senate, UBC's Academic Parliament.
Curtis 102, 8pm. Call 822-2951.
Thursday, Sept. 18
27th Annual Medieval
History, Apocalypse And The Secular Imagination: An Interdisciplinary Symposium On Augustine's
City Of God. Green College, 10am-
6pm. Continues to Sept. 20. $50.
Grad. students no charge. For
registration contact
gem@unixg.ubc.ca or 822-4095.
Science First! Lecture Series
On Beauty And The Evolution Of A
Sense Of Form. Lee Gass. Zoology.
IRC#2. 12:30-1:30pm. Bring your
lunch. Discussion to follow lecture. Call 822-5552.
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Ocean/Atmosphere Variability
And Biogeochemical Cycles: Stable Isotope Geochemistry Of Marine Deposits. Prof. Steve Calvert,
Earth and Ocean Sciences.
GeoSciences 330A, 12:30pm. Call
Faculty Development
Steps In Course Design. Ian Wright.
Curriculum Studies. David Lam
basement seminar room (use outside entrance behind Trekkers) 3-
5pm. Call 822-9149.
CICSR's Distinguished
Lecture Series
Robots That Learn. George Bekey,
U of Southern California. CICSR/
CS208, 4-5:30pm. Refreshments.
Call 822-6894.
Biostatics Seminar
Simulation OfThe Explosive AIDS
Epidemic In Intravenous Drug
Users. Anona Thorne. Canadian
HIVTrials Network. St. Paul's Hospital. CSCI 301, 4-5:30pm. Call
Friday, Sept. 19
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Intensive Care Medicine In The
Developing World. Dr. David
Wensley, Pediatrics. BC Children's
Hospital. GF Strong Auditorium
9am. Call 875-2307.
Next calendar
noon, Sept. 9	
Leon and Thea Koerner
Lecture - 27th Medieval
Thinking Through History: Augustine's Method In The "City Of
God." Gerard J.P. O'Daly. Greek
and Latin, University College,
London. Chan Centre, Royal
Bank Cinema, 12:30pm. Call
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Imaging The Structure And Function Of Single CNS Synapses.
Timothy Murphy, Psychiatry.
Cunningham 160, 12:30pm. Call
Occupational Hygiene
Program Seminar
Passing The Buck: The Federal
Government's Role In Canadian
Environmental Policy. Kathryn
Harrison, Political Science. Vancouver Hospital/HSC, UBC Pavilion, Koerner Theatre G279,
12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-9861.
Chemical Engineering
Effects Of Polymer Composition
On Rheology And Processing Be-
haviour Of Blow Molding
Polyethylene Resins. Alfonsius
Budi Ariawan, MASc candidate.
ChemEng 206,3:30pm. Call 822-
Physical Chemistry
Organic Crystals. Prof. Alan Bree,
Chemistry. Chemistry D-402
(centre block), 4pm. Call 822-
Chan Centre for the
Performing Arts
Japanese Classical Music. Featuring Satomi Fukami. Chan
Shun Concert Hall, 8pm. Tickets, $18 - $25, available through
Ticketmaster or at the Chan Centre box office after lpm on performance days or Saturdays from
noon to 5pm. Call 822-2697.
Saturday, Sept. 20
Instructional Skills
Workshop (ISW)
Three-Day ISW For UBC Graduate Students. 8:30am-5pm. Continues to Sept. 28. For
registration email:
bennington@cstudies. ubc.ca.
Call 822-6827.
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Good News, Bad News: Power In
Canadian Media And Politics.
William Thorsell, Editor-in Chief,
Globe and Mail. IRC#2. 8:15pm.
Call 822-3131.
The UBC Reports Calendar lists university-related or
liversity-sponsored events on campus and off cam-
is within the Lower Mainland.
Calendar items must be submitted on forms avail-
>le from the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310-6251 Cecil
reen Park Road, Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1. Phone:
52-3131. Fax: 822-2684. An electronic form is available
i the OBC Reports Web page at http://www.ubc.ca under
ews." Please limit to 35 words. Submissions for the
ilendar's Notices section may be limited due to space.
Deadline for the September 18 issue of UBC Reports
which covers the period September 21 to October 4
is noon, September 9. UBC Reports ■ September 4, 1997 7
September 7 through September 20
Faculty, Staffand Grad Student
Volleyball Group. Every Monday and Wednesday, Osborne
Centre, Gym A. 12:30-1:30pm.
No fees. Drop-ins and regular
attendees welcome for friendly
competitive games. Call 822-
4479 or e-mail:
kdcs@unixg. ubc.ca.
Morris and Helen Belkin
Art Gallery
Theodore Gericault. The Alien
Body: Tradition In Chaos. Exclusive, rare opportunity to see original masterworks from the Louvre, Ecole des Beaux-arts,
Bibliotheque Nationale, never
seen before in North America.
Continues to Oct. 19. Adults $5.
seniors/students $3.50. Faculty/students/staff, free. Morris
and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.
1825Main Mall, Tues-Fri, 10am-
5pm: Sat-Sun, noon-5pm. Call
Surplus Equipment
Recycling Facility
Weekly sales of furniture, computers, scientific etc. held every
Wednesday, noon-5pm. SERF.
Task Force Building. 2352 Health
Sciences Mall. Call 822-2582.
Faculty Development
Would you like to talk with an
experienced faculty member, one
on one, about your teaching concerns? Call the Centre for Faculty
Development and Instructional
Services at 822-0828 and ask for
the Teaching Support Group.
Garden Hours and Tours
To October 13, 10am-6pm. Botanical Garden tours will be given
by garden volunteers Wednesdays
and Saturdays, lpm. Call 822-
9666. (gardens). 822-4529 (shop).
UBC Zen Society
Each Monday during term (except
holidays) Meditation Session.
Asian Centre Tea Gallery. 1:30-
2:20pm. All welcome. Call 228-
Parents with Babies
Have you ever wondered how babies learn to talk? Help us find out!
We are looking for parents with
babies between one and 14 months
of age to participate in language
development studies. If you are
interested in bringing your baby
for a forty five minute visit, please
call Dr. Janet Werker's Infant Studies Centre, Dept. of Psychology,
822-6408 (ask for Sharon).
UBC Medical School
Needs male and female volunteer
patients of any age, either healthy
or ill to help students learn how to
interview and complete a physical
examination (external only). The
total time for each teaching ses
sion is between two-four hours.
Tues-Thurs. pm. Travel expenses
will be paid. Call Vancouver Hospital/HSC 875-5943.
Do You Have Patellar
Tendinitis (Jumper's Knee)?
Subjects are required for a study
that will be using a nuclear medicine technique to examine the presence of inflammatory cells at the
patellar tendon. Subjects aged 20-
35 years with unilateral patellar
tendinitis symptoms are encouraged to contact Dr. Maclntyre at
Do You Have Patellar
Tendinitis (Jumper's Knee)?
Volunteers are required fora study
examining the effectiveness of a
standard Physical Therapy treatment protocol. Subjects aged 20-
35 years with unilateral patellar
tendinitis symptoms are encouraged to contact Tyler Dumont at
734-3777 or Dr. Donna Maclntyre
at 822-0799.
Museum of Anthropology
Current Exhibits. Written In The
Earth. An exhibit exploring the
roots of Coast Salish Art. Continues to Dec. 31/97. From Under
The Delta: Wet-Site Archaeology
In The Lower Fraser Region Of BC.
Continues to April 1/98.
Vereinigung. A Display of life-sized
sculptures of Raven, Wolf and Bear
by Northwest Coast artist Connie
Sterritt. Continues to Sept. 26.
6393 N.W. Marine Drive. Hours of
operation are Wed.-Sun 11am-
5pm. Tuesday 1 lam-9pm. Free 5-
9pm. Call 822-5087.
Studies in Hearing and
Senior (65 years or older) volunteers needed. Ifyour first language
is English and your hearing is
relatively good, we need your participation in studies examining
hearing and communication abilities. All studies take place at UBC.
Hearing screened. Honorarium
paid. Please call The Hearing Lab.
The Clinical Research Support
Group which operates under the
auspices of the Department of
Health Care and Epidemiology pro-
vides methodological,
biostatistical. computational and
analytical support for health researchers. For an appointment
please call Laurel Slaney at 822-
Severe PMS?
Vancouver Hospital Sleep Disorders Program is seeking volunteers for PMS study. Must be 18-
35 yrs., with marked PMS, in good
health, non-shift worker, non-
smoker and not taking medications (no Pill). Involves two overnight sleep studies in your home.
Honorarium $100. Call Carolyn
Testosterone Study
Volunteers Needed
Men aged 55-70 with low free
testosterone are needed to test
the effects of an approved form
of oral testosterone (Andriol)
on bone mass, body composition, and sexual function. Dr.
Richard Bebb is the Principal
Investigator. For more information or to sign up for this
study please contact Mary-Jo
Lavery, RN (Study Coordinator) at 682-2344 ext. 2455.
St. Paul's Hospital.
Faculty Women's Club
The Faculty Women's Club is
composed of academic faculty
and professional staff at UBC,
its affilliated colleges, the library. Health Science Centre
and post-doctoral fellows from
across campus. It brings together women connected to
the university either through
their work, or that of their
spouses, for social activities
and lectures. The main purpose of the Faculty Women's
Club is to raise funds for student scholarships. There are
twenty different interest
groups within the club, ranging from art appreciation,
bridge to hiking. Do come and
join us! Contact Jenny Russell
(President) 224-4097 or Ann
Thompson (Membership) 266-
6778 for further information.
v£ Who helped 5,500 new undergraduates
have a first day like no other?
The staff and student participants of Imagine UBC would like to thankall those campus and community members whose time,
energy and support made this inaugural campus event possible. We would like to extend a special thank you to the many
groups who donated prizes for the event. They are:
Campus Members
Alma Mater Society
Alumni Association
Food Services
Intramural Sports and Recreation
UBC Library
Museum of Anthropology
Parking, Transportation and Campus Security
Thunderbird Shop
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre
Community Members
• Axion Internet
• BCTEL Mobility
• Benny's Bagels
• Blockbuster Videos
• Canada Safeway
• Canadian Airlines
• Clearnet Communications
• Coca-Cola Bottling Ltd.
Crankpots Ceramic Studios
The Eatery
Greyhound Coachlines
Harbour Cruises
Mountain Equipment Co-op
Naam Restaurant
Over-the-Moon Chocolate Co.
Royal Hudson Steam Train
Science World
Sophie's Cosmic Cafe
Virgin Megastore
Westpoint Cycle
VOUR FIRST DAY 8 UBC Reports ■ September 4, 1997
Recycle Yourself♦
Decide to Be an Organ Donor
and Tell Your Family.
BC Branch
(604) 736-9775
(604) 877-2100
(604) 681-4588
as Writing
The UBC Writing Centre offers non-credit courses
emphasizing English writing for academic, technical
and research purposes. Registrants must be at least IH
xears of age. All classes are held on the UBC campus.
Writing 097: Intermediate Composition
Focuses on the basics of grammar and
composition to strengthen the writing
skills of students with English as an
additional language who intend to study
at a Canadian university.
Saturdays. September 13-November 29.
9:30 am-12:30 pm. $245.
Writing 098: Preparation for University
Writing and the LPI
Assists participants in developing the
language and composition skills required
by credit courses. The course also prepares
students to write the Language Proficiency
Index (LPI) examination.
Wednesdays, September 11-December 3.
Saturdays. September 13-November 29.
9:30 am-12:30 pm. $245/secthm.
Information: 822-9564
Writing 099: Advanced Composition
Enables students who have achieved a
high level 4 or a level 5 on the LPI to
sharpen their skills in rhetorical analysis
and composition before entering university-
level English courses.
Tuesdays. September I6-December2,
7-10 pm. $245.
Effective Written Communication
Enables students to undertake a variety
of writing tasks, such as memos, journals, editorials and newspaper articles.
Saturdays. September 13-November 29.
9:30am-l2:30pm. $245.
Report and Business Writing
Assists participants in developing effective business writing practices while
brushing up on the basics of grammar
and composition.
Tuesdays. September lb-December 2.
7-10 pm. $245.
Interprofessional Conference
The University of British Columbia
The Early Years: Birth to School Age
Date:   January 30-31,1998
Location:    Coast Plaza at Stanley Park
Vancouver, B.C.  Canada
Telephone: (604) 822-4965; Fax: (604) 822J4835
E-mail: elaine@cehs.ubc.ca
Brochure available November 1997.
Notice of Change to
Parking at UBC
As of July 2, 1997, parking is no longer
permitted on the divided highway sections
of SW Marine Drive, south of Totem Park
Residences or, on W. 16th Ave., west of
the Pacific Spirit Park boundary, adjacent
to Hampton Place.
Enforcement ofthe Highways Act will be
conducted by the RCMP.
This is the first phase of a program to
eliminate free parking on roads adjacent to
UBC in suppport ofthe university' s Transportation   Demand
Management program
(a key component of
the Official Community Plan process) and
the Highways Act.
Park Boundary
c ■
Totem    Park
Alternative parking is
currently available in the B Lots
SW Marine Drive
End of
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T-Bird notes
by Don Wells
Thunderbird Athletics
Gridiron T-Birds look to
playoffs and beyond
Don't expect any surprises
when you ask UBC
Thunderbirds football head
coach Casey Smith how he
feels about his team's
chances in 1997. Likely as
not, he will respond with the
usual guarded optimism and
a statement about how the
CIAU's Canada West conference is always the toughest.
But just how good is
Smith's 1997 squad? And is
his statement about the
competitiveness of the league
an accurate one?
With 16 starters returning
from last year's Hardy Cup
finalist squad, including
stand-out pivot Shawn Olson
and all-Canadians Mark
Nohra and Bob Beveridge, T-
Bird fans have reason to be
genuinely enthusiastic about
the 1997 campaign. As for
the league, let's look at some
There are 24 teams playing
football in the Canadian
Interuniversity Athletic Union
(CIAU), yet eight ofthe last 15
Vanier Cup Championships
have gone to teams from the
five-member Canada West
conference. More specifically,
those eight national championships have been shared by
just three teams — UBC,
Saskatchewan and Calgary.
The statement is accurate —
the West is best. As for the
most recent history, last year's
Vanier Cup went to Saskatchewan while the 1995 crown
went to Calgary.
The 1997 debut for UBC
is, appropriately enough, a
Sept. 5th date at home with
Saskatchewan. UBC won its
final three games of last
season to finish 5-3 and
capture a play-off spot, but
was eliminated by Saskatchewan in the Hardy Cup
(CWUAA Championship) Nov.
4 in Saskatoon. Saskatchewan returns what could well
be the best defense in the
country. The Husky defensive
unit will see only three new
faces on UBC's side of the
line of scrimmage as a total of
nine starters return to the T-
Bird offensive line-up.
Led by Olson, a second-
year quarterback who sparked
the UBC offense beginning
mid-way through last season,
the T-Birds should be equally
threatening on the ground as
in the air. The ground game
will revolve around running
back Akbal Singh, a second-
year speedster who transferred to UBC last year from
the Renfrew Trojans, and
Nohra, a fifth-year fullback
who was UBC's MVP last year
and a draft pick of the Hamilton Tiger Cats.
The backfield will be aided
in very large measure by an
impressive offensive line, led
by Bob Beveridge, a 1997
first-round pick by the B.C.
Lions and last year's Bobby
Gaul Award winner as UBC's
Most Outstanding Graduating
Male Athlete. At 6-6 and 295
lbs., Beveridge will anchor an
offensive line which features
three other fifth-year seniors in
1995 CWUAA all-star Jim
Cooper (6-1, 246 lbs.). David
Pol (6-3. 275 lbs.) and Andrew
Plant (5-11, 272 lbs.).
Despite the loss of second-
team all-Canadian receiver
Simon Beckow. the T-Bird
aerial attack wall be a source of
concern for all opposition
secondaries. Expectations are
high for fifth-year all-purpose
veteran Dino Camparmo and
second-year sensation Brad
Coutts. who produced 725
yards on 40 receptions last
year, as well as Andrew
Newton, a third-year player
who showed tremendous
improvement in the second
half of last season. One of the
more promising newcomers is
freshman Joe Orel, an all-
Canadian last year with the
Vancouver Island Sharks of
the B.C. Junior Football
League (BCJFL).
While the Birds clearly have
the firepower to put the ball in
the end zone, the kicking game
remains the biggest concern
for T-Bird coaching staff. The
loss of both Nathan Ngieng
and Jamie Boreham has left
coaches looking for both a
kicker and a punter.
The defense returns seven
starters, but perhaps most
significantly it has a new
coach. Former Abbotsford Air
Force head coach Dave
Johnson was named as the
UBC defensive co-ordinator
during the off-season. With the
graduation of 1996 CWUAA
all-star linebacker Cory
Bymoen and defensive
lineman Steve Hansen,
Johnson will build a defensive
front around fourth-year
linemen Alex Charles and
Benjie Hutchison as well as
sophomore Ryan Attwell.
The linebacking corps sees
the return of Canada West all-
stars Dan Elliott (6-2, 225
lbs.) and 1995 CWUAA all-star
Casey Souter (6, 208 lbs.),
however, both Smith and
Johnson are enthusiastic
about a number of new
players, particularly 5-11. 200
lbs. Stuart Scherck, a second-
year transfer from Western
Montana: 5-11, 229 lbs.
BCJFL all-star Tyson St.
James from Abbotsford Air
Force and 5-11. 192 lbs. B.C.
High School all-star Patrick
Rogers (Vancouver College).
Look for the secondary to
have some great competition
with veteran returnees Ryan
McWhinney (1995 CWUAA
Rookie-of-the-Year); Strachan
Hartley, Chris Hoople, Mark
Peppin, Dan Rootes, Art
Tolhurst and fifth-year
seniors Paul Girodo and
Curtis Galick, all fighting for
starting assignments. Hartley,
who sat out last season after a
severe leg injury in the 1995
season, made a big impression
in spring training. Transfers
Shane Sommerfeld. a fourth-
year all-American transfer
from Dickinson State, and
Greg Hallifax from Rocky
Mountain College will also
push the veterans for starting
In total, a solid nucleus of 42
players from the 1996 season
will return to the Thunderbird
locker room this season, and
several of the 24 new recruits
are expected to step in and
contribute right away.
"We feel we have the right
mix of youth, experience and
personalities to take us
through the regular season
and beyond." states Smith. "I
was very proud of the way our
guys turned it around midway through last season. The
goal for this season is to take
the next step and win the
playoffs, but a lot of hard
work has to be done by
everyone to get there."
In addition to head coaching duties, Smith will serve as
offensive co-ordinator and
quarterback coach. Defensive
coordinator Johnson will
also specialize with the
defensive front seven and will
be assisted by CFL veteran
Chris Tsangaris. Noel
Thorpe returns to work with
the defensive secondary as
well as strength and conditioning. Former T-Bird all-
Canadian centre Andrew
Butschler is back for a third
year on the coaching staff and
will oversee the offensive line.
The receivers will be coached
by Craig Smith and running
backs by Brad Driscoll.
T-Bird Football Schedule
All home games
Fri. Sept. 5
Sat. Sept. 13
Fri. Sept. 19
Sat. Sept. 27
Sat. Oct. 4
Sat. Oct. 11
Fri. Oct. 17
Sat. Oct 25
Fri. Oct 31
Sat. Nov. 8
Sat. Nov. 15
Sat. Nov. 22
(bold) played at Thunderbird Stadium
vs University of Saskatchewan, 7 p.m.
at University of Alberta
vs University of Calgary, 7 p.m.
at University of Manitoba
Shrum Bowl at Swangard Stadium. 7 p.m.
at University of Saskatchewan
vs University of Alberta, 7 p.m.
at University of Calgary
vs University of Manitoba, 7 p.m.
Canada West Final
Vanier Cup, Toronto, Skydome UBC Reports • September 4, 1997 9
Sean Kelly photo
Founded in 1993 through the generosity of longtime university supporter and alumnus Cecil H. Green, Green College
reflects Green's vision that it be an intellectual community for the generation of new ideas. The college was the first
residential graduate college at UBC. The second, St John's College, welcomes its first scholars this month.
Graduate college not only meets,
but surpasses goals, review finds
by Sean Kelly
Staff writer
According to a recent report. Green
College, UBC's first graduate college, has
already exceeded both its social and academic objectives, and achieved a suc
cessful marriage of "ideas and friendship" — the college's motto.
The report was issued by a three-
person independent review team which
was charged by the Faculty of Graduate
Studies with the first mandatory review
of the college.
Low-fat fare earns high
marks from food lovers
by Stephen Forgacs
Staff writer
Healthy restaurant fare has won a
hearty endorsement from any restaurant's greatest critics—its customers.
UBC researchers found that hundreds
of diners at nine Vancouver restaurants
consistently ranked lower fat menu items
as being significantly more satisfying
than regular menu items.
In a study undertaken by former School
of Family and Nutritional Sciences master's student Patricia Fitzpatrick, Asst.
Prof. Gwen Chapman and Prof. Susan
Barr, restaurant customers were asked
to rank their satisfaction with lower fat
and regular menu items, based on their
impressions of the item's taste,
"doneness," lack of fat or grease, freshness, portion size, temperature, presentation, value for price and overall satisfaction.
The results contradict a belief that
Chapman says is held by many people.
"There's a common perception that if
something's good for you it doesn't taste
good and vice versa. That idea has also been
expressed by people in other research I've
done, and is reinforced to a certain extent in
some advertising," she says.
Although Chapman wasn't surprised
to see that perception test false, she was
surprised to find that even when people
were mistaken as to whether they had
eaten a lower fat or regular item, ranking
of falsely identified items still matched
the overall satisfaction rankings. Customers who believed they had eaten regular items but were in fact eating lower fat
items consistently ranked those items as
being more satisfying. Those who thought
they had eaten lower fat items but actually ate regular items ranked those items
lower on the satisfaction scale.
The purpose ofthe study was to evalu
ate customer satisfaction with the "Fresh
Choice" restaurant-based nutrition program which was designed to give restaurant patrons "healthy" or lower fat options. The program was developed by the
Vancouver Health Dept., the Restaurant
and Food Services Association of Greater
Vancouver, and the British Columbia's
Chefs' Association. The UBC study measured customer satisfaction with menu
items and assessed restaurant patrons'
acceptance of and attitude toward the
Fresh Choice program.
The researchers surveyed nearly 700
people and later interviewed nine diners
— one from each restaurant — regarding
eating out habits, beliefs about nutrition
and health, perception ofthe Fresh Choice
program and the role of nutrition initiatives in restaurants.
"The main theme that emerged from the
interviews was the importance of eating
out as an indulgence," Chapman says.
All interviewees agreed that there is a
need for programs such as Fresh Choice
and liked being given the option to choose
or not to choose a healthier menu item.
They did not want to be presented with a
lot of nutrition information. Interviewees
who ate out less frequently said they
tended to use those occasions to indulge
in foods they considered less healthy but
Chapman says that while all menu
items, whether regular or lower fat, generally received high satisfaction rankings,
the consistently higher rankings received
by lower fat items sends an important
message to restaurants.
"Our findings suggest that providing
healthier choices on restaurant menus
and serving those items will not diminish
the level of customer satisfaction,"
Chapman says. "Even lower fat items
should meet a customer's desire to indulge."
According to Green College principal Prof.
Richard Ericson, when the college was
founded four years ago, no one expected it to
offer so many events and programs to the
whole university, and so many thriving study
groups drawing on expertise from both within
and beyond the campus.
In fact, the first group of residential
scholars were themselves part of an experiment in graduate learning.
The idea was to create a community
focused on interdisciplinarity, where
graduate students and faculty with different interests could interact socially as
well as intellectually.
It had to be large enough to accommodate a broad range of interests and small
enough to maintain the kind of consensual and egalitarian organization that
could respond directly to concerns. And it
had to achieve the right balance with
regard to gender, and local and international students.
According to the review team's report,
the experiment has proved to be "an
amazing success."
Ericson, who recently was reappointed
to a second term as principal, cites the
creativity and enthusiasm of the Dining
Society as one of many examples of how
the 100 residents, including graduate
students, post doctoral fellows and visiting scholars, and the non-residential
members that include some 40 UBC faculty, have contributed to that success.
At the inception of the college, residents decided to make their communal
dining experience special. So they organized a Dining Society, hired a chef, and
began to run the kitchen like a business.
Since then the college has become a
gastronomic oasis, serving food which is
both affordable and of gourmet calibre.
But it is the intellectual menu that
residents and non-residents find most
Between September and April last year,
the college served up almost 200 separate events — two or three a day. On any
given day, Green College residents or
visitors might participate in a seminar or
presentation hosted by the college or one
of its nine interdisciplinary study groups,
listen to a lecture by a distinguished
visiting professor, take in a performance
by an arts group, or attend a party or
The review team credited Ericson for
his skill in mentoring, facilitating and
empowering student activities, and
praises him, his staff and a committed
group of faculty members "for encourag
ing and fostering an environment which
residents both enjoy and rapidly assume
responsibility for maintaining."
Resident Mike Clarke, who finished an
MSc this summer in theoretical physics
and began another master's degree in
finance this September, has lived at the
college for one year—half of the two-year
residence limit.
He says that those who think all graduate students are anti-social people who
are buried in their books all the time
haven't visited Green College.
'That just doesn't happen at the college— it wasn't designed that way. People
here go out of their way to maintain a
friendly spirit, and even if you are new
you can walk up to anyone at any time
and talk to them."
There is no formal pressure to get
involved, Clarke says. "But ifyou want to
participate, the possibilities are endless."
Prof. Patricia Vertinsky. head of the
Dept. of Educational Studies, and one of
eight senior fellows responsible for supporting the intellectual life of Green College, says the active social life students
and faculty enjoy there enhances scholarship.
"Not only has Green College become
an intellectually stimulating place to be.
it has also helped fill the gap left by the
loss ofthe faculty club," she says.
"It provides the space and support
that allows faculty from different backgrounds to meet with each other and with
students from all over the world who have
a very high level of scholarship."
Ericson too is quick to point out that
the college is much more than a socially
active residence.
"It's both a social and intellectual centre that serves the university, and an
academic institution with an academic
mission," he says.
Publishing plans are part of that mission. The college now has an agreement
with University of Toronto Press to publish
lectures by distinguished visiting professors invited under the Cecil and Ida Green
Visiting Professorships series.
Researchers at the college are publishing books and articles based on their
work, and some of the interdisciplinary
groups are planning to publish anthologies based on their speakers' series.
The college's academic mission also
involves providing space to two independent programs with an interdisciplinary focus.
The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced
Studies has been located at the college
since the spring of 1996. And lastyear the
Individual Interdisciplinary Graduate
Studies Program, which helps graduate
students put together a customized team
of advisers from different departments,
moved to Green College.
All this activity prompted the review
team to characterize Green College as "an
intellectual incubator of new interdisciplinary initiatives."
But like many flourishing institutions,
rapid growth may be causing some growing pains. Ericson would like to see more
enhancement of activities and academic
research, but the review team points out
that there is little room for expansion.
Not only are present facilities being
used to capacity, but the reviewers wonder if "such a comparatively small population can sustain much more, especially
with a probable annual turnover as high
as 50 per cent (among residents)."
To allow for more activities, the team
recommends increasing the two-year residence limit, thereby increasing "institutional memory" and securing additional
office and research facilities.
Currently, what was designed for
socialization is being used for academic
space. While it has worked until now,
Ericson would like to see the addition of a
modest academic building to the college.
He says that with the addition of a
dedicated academic building, the college
could develop research programs, provide research space to visiting scholars,
and offer bigger seminars and lectures.
Such a building wasn't part of the
original plan, but then again, neitherwas
much of what makes Green College so
vibrant todav. 10 UBC Reports • September 4,1997
News Digest
A new guide to students' rights and responsibilities will make it
easier for students, faculty and staff to locate information about the
policies and regulations that govern student life.
The Campus Advisory Board on Student Development (CABSD)
created the guide in response to concerns from students that the
information was published in a number of different documents, and
sometimes difficult to find.
The guide, prepared by Sarah Dench from the Women Students'
Office, covers such topics as academic freedom, discrimination and
harassment, and appeals on academic standing, admissions, and
student discipline. It also provides a comprehensive list of resources for further information.
Copies of the guide can be picked up in Brock Hall or in the
Student Union Building. It is also available on the World Wide Web
at www.ubc.ca under "UBC Students."
The UBC Botanical Garden is holding its 20th Annual Indoor
Plant Sale Sept. 11-13.
A wide variety of indoor plants and dried flowers are available
with profits to benefit the garden.
The sale, known city-wide for its great prices, takes place from 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Botanical Garden, 6804 Southwest Marine Dr.
The Botanical Garden covers 21 hectares of land on UBC's south
campus and is open to visitors from 10a.m. to6p.m. daily until Oct.
13 when winter hours take effect.
For a lucky UBC student, the pen could prove mightier than the
cheque book next term.
The UBC Alumni Association is sponsoring an essay competition
and will pay the winner's second-term tuition to a maximum of
Students are challenged to submit essays of 750 words or less
outlining their UBC experience.
The association wants to read about more than just late nights
studying and exams, such as the joys and disappointments, the
cinnamon buris, residence life, cheering for the Thunderbirds or the
thrill of intramural competition.
The contest is open to all UBC students registered for 1997/98
and submissions must be received by the Alumni Association, at
6251 Cecil Green Park Rd., by 4:30 p.m. Sept. 26. The winner will
be announced by Oct. 15.
For more information call 822-8643 or check out
www.alumni.ubc.ca on the World Wide Web.
The name ofthe UBC Real Estate Corporation has been changed
to UBC Properties Inc.
A wholly owned subsidiary of UBC, UBC Properties helps the
university manage its land holdings by servicing and leasing
market-oriented sites, managing or selling off-campus real estate
properties, and planning and developing projects.
The Faculty of Medicine has established a new Division of
Palliative Care to better co-ordinate education and research in the
Located within the Dept. of Family Practice, the division will
focus on undergraduate training but will also establish post graduate fellowships in palliative care says acting head, Dr. Romayne
Gallagher. The division intends to start teaching students next
spring and will also hold a conference where practicing doctors can
improve their knowledge of palliative care.
Student Services has won an award for excellence and innovation for the way it serves students.
The American Productivity and Quality Centre (APQC) and The
State Higher Education Executive Offices recently named UBC one
of six "best practice partners" in a study that focused on serving
students as customers and compared student services at educational institutes with customer service standards in the business
UBC was cited for its innovative delivery of student services on
the Web as well as for its customer service practices, which
compared favorably to Hilton Hotels Corporation and New Brunswick Telephone — the two business winners of the award.
Services offered to UBC students on the Web include admission
application, registration, statement of grades, transcript requests,
award and financial aid status, financial account information, and
career placement.
The three other winners of the APQC award were Oregon State
University, the University of Minnesota and the University of
UBC is playing a leading role in two studies looking at the
identification and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
Howard Feldman, clinical associate professor of neurology, is
heading a national $5-million study to determine if a new drug,
Donepezil, can improve symptoms in moderately to severely afflicted Alzheimer's disease patients.
UBC is one of eight centres across Canada participating in a
second Alzheimer's study which will track the cognitive symptoms
of participating patients closely over a period of three years. The
information gained from the $ 1.5-million project will aid researchers and doctors in identifying the disease earlier.
The project is funded by the Medical Research Council and the
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Canada.
The classified advertising rate is $16.50 for 35 words or less. Each additional word
is 50 cents. Rate includes GST. Ads must be submitted in writing 10 days before
publication date to the UBC Public Affairs Office, 310 - 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver B.C., V6T 1Z1, accompanied by payment in cash, cheque (made out to UBC
Reports) or internal requisition. Advertising enquiries: 822-3131.
The deadline for the September 18, 1997 issue of UBC Reports is noon, September 9.
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Stephen Forgacs photo
Fine Art
Grad students Lorena Duran and Ivan Roksandic admire works by French Romantic
painter Theodore Gericault on display at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.
Duran, a master's student in Spanish, and Roksandic, who's working on a PhD in
comparative literature, are among hundreds of art enthusiasts who have visited the
gallery to see the works which are on display for the first time in Canada. The
exhibition runs until Oct. 19.
by staff writers
Ever wonder what that temporary staff member from
UBCs Limited Time Only (LTO) office does when
they are not busy holding your office or department
Staff in the Public Affairs Office were recently surprised
to learn that their temp, two-year UBC LTO veteran
Michele Gould, moonlights as a singer/songwriter and pop
Although she says she's now better known in Germany
than in Canada, music fans may remember Gould as one
of the two blond singer/musicians with the band Lava Hay.
With hits "Baby" and "Waiting For An Answer," Lava Hay
put out three independent albums in Canada between
1986 and 1992.
Since then, Gould has been writing songs and fronting
the band Taste of Joy. Taste of Joy's first album, recorded
for the Nettwerk label, to whom singer Sarah McLachlan is
signed, has brought success in Germany, where Gould has
undertaken several tours. Gould is now signed with Edel
Company and will soon be recording Taste of Joy's second
album, for which she has more than 40 songs to choose
Gould, a native of Newfoundland who has been heard
singing on the job, also performed three songs for the
soundtrack of the acclaimed and controversial movie
Kissed shown recently at the Cannes Film Festival.
"Working at UBC helps keep me grounded," says Gould,
who hasn't let her star status change her approach to life.
"Without UBC I'm afraid I would be quickly swept up in
that star life of limousines, wild parties and exorbitant
spending. And, God knows, I'm not interested in that."
hones in
A new research and training
facility within the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences will
help clinicians assess and rehabilitate children and adults with
hearing loss more effectively.
Research projects at the Human Auditory Physiology Laboratory will fall into three major
areas, says Prof. David Stapells
who heads up the facility: developing techniques for measuring
hearing thresholds in infants;
understanding how hearing loss
affects brain activity, processing
and perception; and investigating the brain's normal and impaired coding of sound changes
in pitch, loudness or duration
and locating where in the brain
those changes are registered and
The lab will also train students in the latest techniques in
hearing measurement.
Threshold levels of hearing are
usually measured behaviourally,
however, in young children and
infants, such measures are difficult or impossible to obtain.
By focusing on electro-physiological measurement, which
tracks electrical brain waves
recorded from the top of the
head in response to sound, the
lab will improve audiologist's
ability to diagnose and fit hearing aids in children.
In the lab, research participants are connected to an amplifier by an 'electrocap,' a cloth
cap studded with electrodes. The
electrodes measure how, when,
and where in the brain sounds
are being received painlessly.
But measuring hearing
thresholds is only the beginning.
A recent study at the lab measured how people using hearing
aids discriminate word sounds.
Even though behavioural responses were nearly perfect, many
individuals actually required
more brain time to process
speech. Brain wave measures
showed that processing slows
down as sound moves up the
brain's auditory pathways. Understanding how hearing affects
perception may help audiologists
develop more refined treatment.
by staff writers
BC President Martha Piper is one of the first six
people named as members of the Canada Foundation
for Innovation (CFI).
The foundation was
created in the 1997 federal
budget as an independent
organization to support
innovation and research. It
will provide financial support
for the modernization of
research infrastructure at
Canadian post-secondary
educational institutions and
research hospitals in the
areas of health, environment,
science and engineering.
A federal investment of
$800 million in CFI earlier
this summer will allow the
foundation to provide about
$180 million annually over
the next five years.
The organization will operate at arm's length from government with 15 members and 15 directors drawn from the
research community and private sector.
Before coming to UBC, Piper was vice-president, Research
and External Affairs, at the University of Alberta. Her teaching and research interests focus on the developmentally
delayed infant.
The Holocaust Center of Northern California recently
paid a special tribute to Rudolf Vrba, a professor
emeritus in the Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
Vrba escaped Auschwitz in 1944 after two years in the
camp and alerted the world to the atrocities there. His
report, which became known as the Auschwitz Protocols, is
considered by some to be one of the key documents of the
20th century.
Vrba also received accolades from U.S. Senator Barbara
Boxer, California Gov. Pete Wilson, San Francisco Mayor
Willie Brown, the U.S. Congress and the California state
Vrba continues to draw attention to the holocaust. He
has participated in the production of six documentary films,
including Claude Lanzmann's Shoah. While in the Bay Area
he lectured on the subject to students at Stanford and
•  •  •  •
English Prof. Ira Nadel's 1996 book Various Positions: A
Life of Leonard Cohen has earned him this year's UBC
Medal for Canadian Biography.
Established in 1952 by
former UBC President Norman
MacKenzie, the national award
honours a biography written
either by or about a Canadian.
The recipient is chosen by a
panel of leading academics.
Nadel joins the ranks of
previous UBC recipients including former History Prof.
Margaret Prang for her study
of N.W. Rowell and former English Prof. George Woodcock
who won twice — first for his
study of Gandhi and later for
his study of Gabriel Dumont.
A paperback version of
Nadel's book and French and
German translations are in the works.
PhD candidates Margaret Cargo and Mark Daniel from
the Dept. of Health Care and Epidemiology, were two
of only nine recipients of the prestigious post doctoral
fellowships from the Medical Research Council of Canada
(MRC) this year.
Cargo, who has been studying the relationship between
environmental conditions and youth empowerment in
Vancouver's West End, plans to continue her research at the
University of Montreal.
Daniel's MRC award will allow him to spend two years in
Australia comparing his research on diabetes and its prevention and control in Canadian aboriginal populations, with
similar studies of Australian aboriginal groups. 12 UBC Reports • September 4, 1997
Rick Hansen Plaza
From March of 1985 to May of 1987, Rick Hansen travelled
more than 40,000 km by wheelchair, through 34 countries on
four continents, facing blinding snow, oppressive heat, rugged
mountains and agonizing headwinds. Rick Hansen's efforts,
and those of his Man in Motion support team, raised $24
million for the support of spinal cord injury research,
rehabilitation and wheelchair sport.
Rick Hansen's remarkable journey captured the hearts of millions of Canadians
and others around the world. And today, his actions continue to motivate us
to overcome obstacles. In recognition ofthe inspiration Rick has been to so
many people, and to mark the 10th anniversary of his triumphant return to
Vancouver, Orca Bay Sports ei Entertainment has established a public plaza in
his name at General Motors Place in Vancouver.
The plaza is a unique and inviting space, with a statue commemorating Rick's
valiant efforts serving as its focal point. As the neighbourhood around General
Motors Place grows over the years, the plaza will serve as a special place where
individuals can go to find inspiration in Rick's journey, and to apply its lessons
to life's daily challenges.
The plaza's design was a co-operative initiative of three Vancouver artists.
Accomplished sculptor Bill Koochin created the granite sculpture. An elaborate
mural of ceramic tiles by noted artist Blake Williams tells the tale of Rick's
journey, conveying a sense ofthe emotional as well as the physical obstacles
that Rick faced every day. Landscape architect Illarion Gallant completed the
overall landscape design.
A unique opportunity exists for individuals to be part ofthe commemoration
of Rick's journey and this plaza. Incorporated into the design of the mural is
space for 1,800, 4" by 2" ceramic tiles to be inscribed with donors' names or
that of their child, grandchild, parent, partner or friend. The ceramic donor tiles
are available for $100 each. All monies raised will go towards funding the
creation of the plaza and additional funds will be donated to the Orca Bay
Community Foundation. A pledge form (see right) is attached for your
Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment is extremely pleased to be undertaking
this initiative to recognize Rick. The Orca Bay Community Foundation,
of which Rick Hansen is chair, has a mandate to support local
community groups and projects through special events, joint fundraising
projects and the volunteer efforts of Orca Bay employees.
Rick assumes this volunteer role in addition to his regular work with the Rick
Hansen Institute. Established in 1997 at The University of British Columbia.
the Institute brings together a number of founding entities under one shared
vision: to remove baniers that limit people with disabilities from reaching
their full potential. The mission ofthe Institute is to provide leadership and
to support the delivery of initiatives in the field of disability, with a special
focus on the area of spinal cord injury.
NBA Photos photo
Granite sculpture of Rick Hansen at The Rick Hansen Plaza. Inset shows
ceramic tiles engraved with pledge names.
Tlii' Rick Hansen Plaza at Orca Bay
Only 1,800 people will have a chance to be a PERMANENT part ofthe Rick
I lansen Plaza. To order yottr tile, please fill otit the following form and mail
to the Orca Bay Community Foundation at Suite 101, 780 Beatty Street,
Vancouver, BC V6B 2 Ml or fax to (604) 899-7830. If you require further
information please contact the Foundation at (604) 899-7788.
Name to Appear on Tile:_	
(Maximum of twentv characters. This includes spaces ancl punctuation.)
Your Name:	
Postal Code:
Enclosed, please find my cheque for tile(s) ($100 tile) or please use
my VISA/Mastercard ~:  Expiry: 	
(Please make cheque payable to ihe Orca Bay Community I'ounilation.)


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