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 Volume 29, Number 4
February 16, 1983
The president's house . . . to be occupied by Dr. George Pedersen.
Shaw 'delighted' to return to classroom
It's a rare academic who can combine
top administrative positions in a university
with an on-going research career that has
led to awards and international
One man who has managed this delicate
balance is Prof. Michael Shaw, who says he
is "delighted" to be returning to the
classroom and laboratory on a full-time
basis after a 16-year career at UBC,
initially as dean of the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences and for the past eight
years as UBC's vice-president for academic
Michael Shaw describes himself as very
much a "University Person," by which he
means one of those rare individuals who is
dedicated to the basic teaching and
research functions of a university, but who
also believes that active participation in the
administrative life of the university is
"If you take on administrative
responsibilities," he says, "they can't be
neglected in favor of research. But I've
always said that if I had to make a choice,
I'd opt for the classroom and the
laboratory. And as an administrator, I've
always kept a parachute neatly folded and
at the ready to take me back into the
academic life of the university."
Besides, he adds with a grin, "I've had
the feeling lately that my research may be
getting a little rusty."
Those who know Michael Shaw's
reputation as a researcher will immediately
realize that last statement is a play on
words, for it is his work in the field of rust
diseases and their interaction with the
plants they infect that has gained him an
international reputation as a research
The problem of rust diseases is as old as
recorded history. They're mentioned in the
Bible and in Greek literature and the
Romans sacrificed to the god Robigus, to
no avail, in an attempt to preserve their
cereal crops.
"The Romans got better advice from
Cato, the statesman," Prof. Shaw said.
"On the basis of practical observation, he
Michael Shaw
told them not to plant wheat on low-lying
land where there was mist and fog. Rust
spores need certain conditions of
temperature and moisture to interact with
the host plant."
Man's reponse to the rust disease
problem has been to develop rust-resistant
varieties of wheat, but this, in turn, puts
pressure on the rust fungi, which evolves to
attack the new strains. Thus, man is only
one step ahead of the next widespread rust
infestation. And all this avoids such basic
questions as the physiological and
biochemical bases of the problem, which
have been Prof. Shaw's concerns for more
than 30 years.
Prof. Shaw's involvement with rust
diseases began in 1951, a year after he
arrived at the University of Saskatchewan
at the age of 26. One day, the then
president of the University, W.P.
Thompson, appeared in Michael Shaw's
doorway ("I thought for a moment he
might have come to fire me") and offered
him the opportunity to undertake research
on the rust diseases which were then
ravaging crops on the Canadian and
American prairies.
The wheat rust epidemics of 1953 and
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UBC Child care centres upgraded
UBC's child care centres are being
renovated at a cost of $217,000 to meet fire
safety regulations.
Additional exit doors and better fire
alarm systems are being installed in the
nine centres at Acadia Camp, and interior
walls are being treated with fire-resistant
The work is being done by Physical
Plant and is expected to be completed by
the end of March.
The University of B.C.'s Board of
Governors has established a committee to
raise funds in the private sector to renovate
the President's Residence on the UBC
Chairing the committee will be
Vancouver lawyer David McLean,
chairman of the Board's property
committee, who said he would inaugurate
the fund drive by making a personal gift of
$10,000 to the residence fund through a
family organization, the McLean McCuaig
The renovated house will be occupied by
UBC's president-designate, Dr. George
Pedersen, and his family when he becomes
UBC's chief executive officer on July 1.
Mr. McLean said that the Board of
Governors, when it invited Dr. Pedersen to
become president of UBC, had asked him
to consider living in the house, which was
built for UBC presidents in the early 1950s.
"Dr. Pedersen has agreed to live in the
renovated house," Mr. McLean said, "on
the understanding that the amount of
money spent on renovations will be the
minimum required to make it habitable
and that it will be used as a 'town-gown'
centre for ensuring that the University has
close contacts and a good relationship with
a wide range of individuals and community
The Board has authorized an
appropriation of $200,000 to provide for
two projects — the relocation of the offices
of the UBC Botanical Garden, which has
used the house as its headquarters since
1975, and minimal rehabilitation of the
residence to restore it to residential
condition from its present institutional use.
The Botanical Garden offices will move
to the former Home Management House, a
demonstration unit once used by the
School of Home Economics. The house is
located on Northwest Marine Drive, a
stone's throw east of the entrance gate to
the President's Residence.
The presidential residence was built in
1950-51 at a cost of $61,219. It was first
occupied by UBC's then president. Dr.
Norman MacKenzie, until his retirement in
1962. Successive UBC presidents lived in
the house until 1969, when Dr. Walter
Gage was appointed president. A bachelor,
President Gage elected to continue to live
in an off-campus apartment.
The Home Management House was built
in 1955-56 for the School of Home
Economics, which recently moved to a new
building on the East Mall of the campus
and has no further use for the building.
Mr. McLean said he was confident that
the funds required to restore the
President's Residence could be raised
privately in a relatively short period of
time. He said he had been assured by the
UBC Alumni Association that it would
assist in the fund-raising effort.
He said he intended to recommend to
the Board at its next meeting that the
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1954 were the most devastating in North
America's history. The rusts, a type of
fungi spread by the wind, can spread like
wildfire through a crop given favorable
The fungi germinate on the surface of
the plant and then reinfect it. The spores
themselves are reddish-orange in color,
hence the name "rust" disease. "You really
have to see a large-scale infestation to
believe it," Prof. Shaw said. "If you walk
through a field of infected plants, you
emerge literally covered with reddish
Armed with nearly $30,000 from various
federal government departments rrnd
granting agents, Prof. Shaw was able to
purchase equipment and hire a research
associate to aid his research.
"What made the work exciting," Prof.
Shaw said, "was the fact that almost
everything we undertook to do was brand
new ... we were right on the cutting edge
of knowledge about the rust problem."
Over the next decade, Prof. Shaw and
his research team contributed much to an
understanding of the physiological effects
and the biochemistry of rust infections,
including the fact that there were striking
changes in the nuclei of the cells of the
host wheat plant and that the metabolism
of the plant was being severely disturbed.
In the early 1960s, Prof. Shaw was
invited by the editors of one of the major
scientific journals to write a large-scale
review of his research. The review, which
appeared in 1963 in the first edition of a
brand-new journal, the Annual Review of
Phytopathology, has become one of the
most widely cited publications of the last
two decades in its field and is now
regarded as a "classic" review by the U.S.
Institute of Scientific Information.
"As is the case with most research,"
Prof. Shaw said, "the more we did, the
more we found there was to do. The 1963
review included the suggested lines of work
I've been involved with ever since."
One of the problems, now overcome, was
that of being able to culture or grow rust
in the laboratory. The first scientists to do
this, Dr. Philip Williams of Australia and
Dr. Franziska Turel of Switzerland, had
previously worked in Michael Shaw's
laboratory at the University of
At UBC, Prof. Shaw and his research
team continued work on the nutritional
requirements for the growth of wheat and
flax rusts and were able to develop very
simple media on which the fungi grew and
produced spores. In the past year, Dr.
Linda Buasson's research with Dr. Shaw
has revealed that the initiation of colonies
of rust on a culture medium has an
absolute requirement for carbon dioxide in
concentrations that normally occur in air.
The rapidly developing field of
molecular biology is now being used by the
research team to elucidate problems of
resistance versus susceptibility in the host
plant attacked by fungi. "We know a great
deal, from work in other fields, about so-
called' 'recognition' phenomena between
cells and we'll be working along these lines
in terms of the interaction between the rust
fungi and the host plants," Prof. Shaw
Over the years, Prof. Shaw's
accomplishments as a scientist have
brought him widespread recognition.
Almost paradoxically, his most significant
honors have come at a time when his
responsibilities as an administrator were
In 1972, when he was serving as dean of
the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at
UBC, he was awarded the gold medal of
the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists
and the following year was only the fifth
Canadian scientist to be elected a fellow of
the American Phytopathological Society.
In 1975, the year he became UBC's vice-
president academic, his alma mater,
McGill University, conferred on him the
honorary degree of Doctor of Science in
recognition of his scientific achievements,
and the following year the Royal Society of
Canada awarded him its Flavelle Medal for
his contribution to biological science.
The society, Canada's most prestigious
academic organization, cited him as a
"leading world authority on the physiology
and biochemistry of plant host-parasite
relations who has made major
contributions to plant pathology and
When he decided recently to return to
teaching and research full-time, UBC's
president, Dr. Douglas Kenny, with the
support of the deans of Agricultural
Science and Science, recommended to
UBC's Board of Governors that Prof. Shaw
be designated a "University Professor," an
honor conferred rarely on faculty members
who have achieved special distinction. He'll
take up his new post on July 1.
As if teaching, research and
administration weren't enough, Prof. Shaw
has also led an active life within the
broader Canadian scientific community.
He is a former president of the Canadian
Botanical Association and served for 15
years until 1979 as editor of the Canadian
Journal of Botany, again during the period
when he was carrying increasingly heavy
administrative duties at UBC.
He's also served on a number of federal
government committees, as a member of
the Science Council of Canada for six years
and was a founding member of the
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Council, one of Canada's chief granting
agencies supporting university research.
In his spare moments ("There are more
of them than you'd think"), he likes to
read military history as well as fact and
fiction on the subjects of espionage and
counter-intelligence. He also likes to read
poetry and occasionally he still takes down
from his bookshelf a one-volume set of
Shakespeare's plays that he won as a prize
at school on the West Indian island of
Barbados, where he was born and raised.
Prof. Shaw says his one regret is that he
stopped studying Latin at the end of the
fifth form in school (to this day a
conversation with Michael Shaw is often
laced with Latin quotations and his
learned talks abound in Latin phrases).
"One of the things I will undoubtedly do
when I have time is to take some Latin
courses to recapture what I once knew," he
First of all, though, he feels the need to
do a little catching up in his scientific
work, which is what he means when he says
his research has grown a bit "rusty." "I
have some things to write up and quite a
bit of reading to do," he says, adding, with
a note of enthusiasm in his voice, "In a
sense, I'm going to get myself educated all
over again."
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residence be named Norman MacKenzie
House, in honor of its first occupant.
"Everyone I've spoken to about this
project has expressed enthusiasm for it and
for the fund-raising effort," Mr. McLean
said. He added that the fund-raising
committee would be made up of former
chancellors of the University and former
chairmen of the Board of Governors.
Better phone service
will cost UBC less
Improved service and lower operating
That is what the University expects from
an upgrading of campus
telecommunication systems, including
Consultec Canada Ltd. has been
engaged by the Department of Physical
Plant to assess the needs of the campus,
and to develop a master plan for the
improvement, development or replacement
of exisiting equipment and facilities.
The University requires that any new
system must provide "a significant
reduction in recurring charges, installation
costs and toll charges" and the capital
recovery period must not exceed five years.
Marvin Lang, assistant director of
physical plant and co-ordinator of this
project, said operating costs for the service
provided by B.C. Tel totalled $2.2. million
for 1981-82, an increase of $800,000 in
just four years.
He said much of the equipment on
campus is old, and there is little flexibility.
Secretaries and receptionists, he said, have
to spend a lot of time taking messages
because of outdated equipment. Currently
the Centrex System has 4,500 faculty and
staff phones.
Mr. Lang outlined several dramatic
developments that are available if needed
with the new high tech equipment:
• Telephones and other equipment,
including internal wiring, could be owned
outright by the University, so that monthly
rental charges could be reduced;
• Telephones could be programmed to
re-direct calls to any given number when a
user is away from his office;
• Up to 50 numbers you call regularly
could be programmed into your telephone
so that punching just one or two digits
would ring a seven-digit number
• Access to long distance lines could be
controlled and costs reduced through
predetermined route selection;
• Radio systems now used by Physical
Plant and Traffic & Security could be
patched into the telephone system;
• Pagers, which now are rented, could
be purchased and incorporated into the
system, using internal lines at no cost and
external lines as mobile telephones.
Consultec Canada began the 'needs
analysis' at the beginning of February,
interviewing eight sample areas considered
representative of the operational units on
campus. Included are the faculties of
Commerce, Education and Law, the
Registrar's Office, Department of Finance,
Centre for Continiuing Education,
Department of Physics and the Computing
Consultec s final report, including cost
estimates, must be submitted to the
University by March 31.
"A new system can't be installed
overnight," said Mr. Lang, "but I think
that within a few years, providing funds
are available, the University community
and the public will be much better served
than they are now."
Further information on this project can
be obtained from Mr. Lang at 228-2672.
New director appointed
Prof. Glenn Drover of Carleton
University in Ottawa has been named
director of UBC's School of Social Work in
the Faculty of Arts.
Prof. Drover is a former director of
Carleton's social work school (1978-81) who
has had wide experience as a practicing
social worker, as an advisor to government
and as a university teacher, researcher and
Prof. Drover will succeed Prof. George
Hougham, a UBC faculty member since
1967, who is stepping down as director of
UBC's School of Social Work on June 30,
but will continue as a member of the
Prof. Drover is a graduate of the
University of Toronto, where he received
his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1958;
Wycliffe College where he took a Bachelor
of Theology degree in 1960; Fordham
University in New York, where he earned
the degree of Master of Social Work in
1965; and the London School of
Economics, where he was awarded the
Anti-nuclear conference planned
A conference on preventing nuclear war
will be held at UBC on Saturday and
Sunday, March 5 and 6 in the Woodward
Sponsored by the B.C. Chapter for
Physicians for Social Responsibility, the
B.C. Chapter of Science for Peace and
UBC's Division of Continuing Medical
Education, the meeting will bring together
physician and non-physician experts on the
Among participants will be Prof.
Richard Falk, acting director of the
Institute for International Studies,
Princeton University; Mr. T.A. Halsted,
director, Physicians for Social
Responsibility and former Director of
Public Affairs, United States Arms Control
and Disarmament Agency; and Dr. R.W.
Menninger, president of the Menninger
Foundation in Topeka, Kansas.
The registration fee is $40 for physicians
and $10 for the general public. Anyone
interested should contact UBC's Continuing
Education in the Health Sciences at
UBC Reports erred in reporting, in its
edition of Feb. 2, 1982, that the
Universities Council of B.C. rejected a new
Master of Architecture program proposed
by the University. The Council approved
the proposal for a Master of Architecture
program, but was not persuaded that the
changes from the Bachelor of Architecture
program were so great that the proposal
should attract new program funding. It
was, therefore, a request for new-program
funding that was denied by the Council.
degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 1973.
In the 1960s, as a practicing social
worker, Prof. Drover worked as a youth
program administrator for the YMCA in
Toronto, as associate director of the
Community Planning Council of Stanford,
Connecticut, and as supervisor of the
Family Court of Metropolitan Toronto,
where he was responsible for probation
officers and family counsellors.
As an academic, Prof. Drover has taught
at the Maritime School of Social Work
(1972-74) and was an associate professor in
the social work school at McGill University
from 1974 to 1978, when he moved to
Carleton as director of its School of Social
In 1981 -82, Prof. Drover served as
executive coordinator for adult policy and
program development for the Ontario
Ministry of Community and Social Services.
In this post he was responsible for
initiating and directing policy reviews
related to income maintenance, services to
families, the elderly and the physically and
developmentally handicapped.
After completing this project, Prof.
Drover returned to Carleton where he has
continued to teach in the social work
Prof. Drover is the author and co-author
of a wide range of research studies for a
variety of government departments and
other organizations on such topics as
industrial social welfare, housing, taxation
and social services.
His current research activities centre on
the role of trade unions in the provision of
alternative social services, which he is
carrying out with a colleague from
Dalhousie University in Halifax, and a
study of historical statistics on social service
expenditures in association with a colleague
at Carleton.
Prof. Drover was vice-president of the
Canadian Association of Social Workers in
1982 and since 1977 has served as editor of
the Canadian Journal of Social Work
Education. UBC Reports February 16, 1983
New, but old. Prof. George Knox of Fine Arts describes this unsigned, undated
painting as "good, but not by any great name" and he says it is about 300 years
old, probably the work of an Italian artist. It was given to UBC by Mrs. Eva
Bene of Vancouver in 1946 but needed restorative work and so wasn't hung.
Three years ago the painting was sent to the Canadian Conservation Institute in
Ottawa, which cleaned it up without charge. It has just been returned and now
hangs in the Fine_ Arts division of the Main Library.
Ecological reserves need
'selling' says Brummet
The provincial cabinet minister
responsible for ecological reserves, Tony
Brummet, told the Ecological Reserves
Advisory Board and Technical Committee,
meeting at UBC, that politicians and
various sectors of the public must be sold
on the value of reserves.
In an informal address on Jan. 27, Mr.
Brummet said proposals for new ecological
reserves must compete with other land,
uses. He said he was confident, however,
that where a good case could be made for
a reserve it would receive the support of
the government.
Thanks to the pioneering work of Dr.
Vladimir Krajina, UBC professor emeritus
Two projects
will carry
McGavin name
Two major projects       the Allan
McGavin Sports Medicine Centre and the
Allan McGavin Chair in Geriatric Medicine
— have been established in memory of Dr.
Allan McGavin, former UBC chancellor
who died in December at the age of 71.
The UBC Sports Medicine Clinic now
serves some 850 patients a week in
cramped and inadequate quarters. In
tribute to Dr. McGavin's instrumental role
in many B.C. athletic organizations, the
Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre will
provide a suitable setting for a vital and
innovative medical service program.
In 1981, Dr. McGavin helped launch a
major fund-raising program in support of
geriatrics at UBC. The funding drive
continues and to date has raised almost
$650,000. Contributions to the Allan
McGavin Chair in Geriatric Medicine will
help the Division of Geriatrics further
expand its teaching and research
Contributions to either or both of the
projects can be mailed to the UBC Alumni
Fund, 6251 Cecil Green Park Road,
Vancouver, V6T 1X8.
Dr. McGavin was chancellor of UBC
from 1969 to 1972 and also served eight
years as a member of the UBC Board of
of botany, British Columbia led the way in
Canada in establishing an ecological
reserves program in the early 1970s. The
reserves protect unique, unusual and/or
typical examples of the wide diversity of
floral, faunal and geological features of the
The January meeting also heard and
endorsed unanimously two submissions
from the forestry sector. In the first, the
province's chief forester, Bill Young,
proposed that ecological reserves
specifically for forestry purposes be
considered, once needs and possible sites
were determined.
The second, presented by a joint forest
industry and conservationist organization
(the Forest Land Use Liaison Committee)
delivered a concensus statement supporting
the reserves program and offering
suggestions on policy and administration.
Together, these initiatives constitute one
of the most important developments in
ecological reserves in recent years, since the
forest industry has in the past been a
traditional opponent of reserves.
Only two ecological reserves were
established in 1982, bringing the total in
the province to 111.
Reserve No. 110 is at McQueen Creek
near Kamloops and covers only 35 hectares
(86.5 acres). It is, however, an example of
a well preserved grassland ecosystem and
adjacent forest in the wet subzone of the
Ponderosa pine and bunchgrass zone.
Reserve No. Ill, Robson Bight, is
midway between Port McNeill and
Sayward off the northeast coast of
Vancouver Island and is the only ecological
reserve that is entirely water. These 1,248
hectares (3,000 acres) have been set aside
to protect the habitat of killer whales,
which make extensive use of the area.
Associate Registrar
joins UBC from SFU
Alan Crawford McMillan joins the
University of B.C. on April 1 as Associate
Mr. McMillan currently is Director of
Admissions at Simon Fraser University.
He is a 1968 graduate of the University
of Winnipeg.
More safety teams
set up on campus
More than 3,000 days of work were lost
through on-the-job accidents last year at
UBC, and the University has stepped up its
campaign to promote safety.
Additional safety committees are being
established so that all parts of the campus
will be represented — either by
department, by area or by building.
In charge of the restructuring program is
Geoff Crampton of Employee Relations, a
special advisor to the President's Advisory
Committee on Safety. In the context of
safety issues, Mr. Crampton says, the
University should not be perceived as a
single entity, but as 30,000 people
performing unique tasks in quite different
Accident figures by employee category
bear this out. In the years 1979 through
1982, for example, wage loss claims by
vehicle operators ranged from 1 per cent to
2.9 per cent of the UBC total, and claims
by faculty members ranged from 1.5 per
cent to 3.5 per cent. At the other end of
the scale, wage loss claims by janitorial
staff accounted for anywhere from 27.8 per
cent to 39.3 per cent of the UBC total
during the same four years.
Although there were fewer accidents on
campus in 1982 than in 1981, wage loss
compensation still accounted for more than
$267,000. Medical bills topped $70,000
and rehabilitation costs were almost
Mr. Crampton said that muscle strain,
often caused by the incorrect pulling or
lifting of heavy objects, was the largest
single type of accident last year,
accounting for 71 per cent of the 198 WCB
claims made by UBC employees. Another
45 claims were made by employees struck
by an object.'
Under the safety plan now being
implemented, there will be a doubling of
the number of department, area or
building committees on campus, to more
than 50. Each will have the primary
responsibility of recommending actions
which will improve the accident record.
This crate weighs 300 lbs.
Someone tried to lift it.
(The crate is doing fine)
Mr. Crampton said the specific duties of
each committee would include:
• Assessing the effectiveness of safety-
related training given to employees;
• Ensuring that safety inspections of
premises are conducted regularly;
• Participating in accident investigations
and preparing recommendations;
• Holding committee meetings
regularly, preferably monthly;
• Establishing safety-related goals and
• Analysing all injury and accident
statistics pertaining to the department,
area or building to identify trends and to
make appropriate recommendations;
• Providing advice with respect to the
planning of new facilities, equipment or
work practices.
Safety training seminars are an ongoing
part of UBC's safety campaign, and Mr.
Crampton said that many instructional
services are available through the Workers'
Compensation Board.
"Our safety record at UBC is good," said
Mr. Crampton, "but this is an area where
improvement is always possible."
This new feature, Safety Corner, will be
carried regularly in UBC Reports. The
material is provided by the President's
Committee on Safety, Fire Prevention and
Just before Christmas, new signs
appeared around campus prohibiting
parking in certain designated areas, but
these are 'no parking' signs with a
The signs read BICYCLE PARKING
PROHIBITED and they have been
attached to railings, at steps, patios and
walkways. The objective is to improve the
safe access to buildings for those of our
colleagues who have disabilities which
make the use of such railings essential.
Where bicycles have been chained to
railings, the navigating of such stairs and
walkways has been made very difficult for
the blind and otherwise disabled. Collisions
have resulted which have caused stress and
injury. Further, in the event of an
emergency, such bicycles present a real
safety hazard.
You can help make the campus a safer
place to walk by parking your bicycle in
the racks provided. New racks have been
added to the Buchanan complex.
Bicycles are a desirable form of transport
and are a quiet, clean and convenient way
of getting around campus. We hope to
encourage their use, but they should be
used safely and with consideration for
others. Not only should access to buildings
be kept clear, but hallways and stairways
inside the buildings should also be
maintained free of bicycles.
With your help, we can make it easier
and safer for the other person. UBC Reports February 16, 1983
Adaptability key to management
success, says Commerce dean
The key to effective management lies in
the ability to adapt in a society that is
changing rapidly, says Dean Peter Lusztig
of UBC's Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration.
"The role of the commerce faculty has
changed in the past ten years," he says.
"It's no longer enough to turn out
graduates who can deal with standard
problems in management. Society is
changing, and will continue to do so, and
it is essential that we produce bright young
people who possess the high leve' of
sophistication and adaptability needed in
management fields today."
The commerce faculty offers a four-year
undergraduate program which is open to
students who have completed first-year Arts
or Science. Students can specialize in the
areas of accounting and management
information systems, marketing, industrial
administration, economics, finance,
transportation and utilities, urban land
economics, computer science, industrial
relations management, or work towards a
combined degree in commerce and law.
The faculty also offers a two-year
Licentiate in Accounting program for
university graduates, two degree programs
at the master's level (the Master of Business
Administration and Master of Science in
Business Administration degrees) and a
doctoral program.
"In addition to the students enrolled in
our faculty, we perform a very substantial
service function for other faculties," says
Dean Lusztig.
There are 1,700 students enrolled in the
undergraduate program this year, and
Dean Lusztig says that more than 1,300
students applied for the 375 openings in
the faculty last fall. The commerce faculty
has had enrolment controls in place for the
past five years.
"One of my goals when I became dean
of this faculty was to improve the learning
experience of our undergraduates by
ensuring that the quality of their education
wouldn't be jeopardized by overcrowding,"
says Dean Lusztig. "The result is that we
have a group of highly motivated and
intelligent students.
"It is impossible to run a decent
undergraduate program when students in
third and fourth year have classes of 45 or
50 people. I still think our enrolment is
high considering our resources and
facilities, but we have a responsibility to be
accessible as a provincial institution, and
we can't limit our undergraduate
enrolment any further."
Dean Lusztig says that his faculty plays
an important role in the area of graduate
studies at the University.
"We have 450 students enrolled in
master's programs and 35 doctoral
students, which works out to be about 14
per cent of the total UBC graduate
population," he says. "This means a lot of
added responsibility for Commerce faculty
In addition to the credit courses offered,
the Faculty of Commerce provides
instruction for a large number of off-
campus organizations.
"We have between ten and 12 thousand
participants a year in what we call our
professional programs," says Dean Lusztig.
"These include programs associated with
various organizations which require four or
five years of study for a professional
designation. It is our responsibility to teach
these courses."
The faculty offers diploma courses for
the Certified General Accountants
Association, the Institute of Canadian
Bankers, the Society of Management
Accountants and the Real Estate Institute
of B.C. as well as diplomas in the areas of
sales and junior management.
"We also offer our executive programs,
which are one- and two-day courses or
seminars that focus on a specific topic,"
says Dean Lusztig.
Peter Lusztig
The faculty is currently assisting the
Institute of Chartered Accountants with
their summer program and offers two six-
week courses each year at the Banff School
of Advanced Management, which was
founded by UBC and the University of
Alberta but is now jointly sponsored by five
western universities.
"I think people who criticize the
University for not meeting the needs of the
public should take a closer look at the
continuing education programs offered all
over this campus," says Dean Lusztig.
The dean says that one of the
misconceptions concerning his faculty is
that it is geared entirely towards the
private sector.
"Although many of our students —
between 60 and 70 per cent — go to
industry, we also train managers for nonprofit organizations, unions and
"This is reflected in the membership of
my advisory council. In addition to
representatives from the private sector, we
have people like Jack Munro of the IWA,
Ed Lawson of the Teamsters' Union and
deputy ministers from Ottawa."
Another "misunderstanding" about the
faculty, says Dean Lusztig, is that it is
solely a business school and therefore
doesn't provide a general university
"Providing a general education is a very
important aspect of our faculty," he says.
"I don't think students can properly
understand or utilize the kinds of things
taught in a business school unless they start
with a good foundation.
"Students don't start specializing until
the second year of the Commerce program,
and even within specialized areas students
are required to take a wide range of
"All of our students must take
economics, mathematics and statistics and
most of them must take psychology,
political science and computer science in
addition to their own elective choices.
"Although we are a professional faculty,
we place as much emphasis on research
activities and general education as other
faculties on campus."
A concept which was initiated in the
Faculty of Commerce and has been very
successful is their "faculty caucus." The
caucus, which meets two or three times a
term, is open to all faculty members and to
elected alumni and students.
"Issues are debated and academic and
other decisions are reached at the caucus
meetings," says Dean Lusztig. "Students
have been encouraged to contribute their
ideas and have been very helpful to the
One of the directions that the commerce
faculty is pursuing is involvement with
business managers and scholars from
Pacific Rim countries.
"We felt that being on the Pacific Rim,
it was important for our students and
faculty to have some understanding of
business practices in Asia," says Dean
Lusztig. "The country that we were the
most interested in was China.
"A few years ago we invited some senior
scholars from the Peoples' Republic of
China to the UBC campus. Funding for
this was provided by the Department of
Industry, Trade and Commerce in Ottawa,
which had been funding our efforts in
international business more generally.
"The Chinese scholars came to UBC and
spoke with students and faculty in seminars
and gave lectures to people in the business
The commerce faculty was then
contacted by the Canadian International
Development Agency which had decided to
initiate some formal links with key
universities in China. UBC was chosen as
one of the Canadian universities to
participate in the management education
"Chinese and Canadian universities are
'matched up' and exchange programs and
activities of that nature are carried out,"
says Dean Lusztig. "I think both countries
can benefit enormously from the
Dean Lusztig stresses that the Faculty of
Commerce is very much a research-
oriented business school.
"Our scholars teach a lot of applied
subject matter, which is characteristic of a
business school, but they are also leading
researchers in their academic fields.
"However, we value the kind of creative
contributions that can be made only by an
academic. I don't see our role as
competing with professionals downtown.
There's a difference in the focus of work
done by a good consultant downtown and
an applied academic researcher."
He adds that UBC's commerce faculty is
known as the foremost research-oriented
business school in Canada. "An indication
of this is the fact that we have more
incoming Ph.D. students than all the other
English-speaking Canadian universities put
Dean Lusztig believes that faculties at
UBC should be less hesitant about making
their expertise known.
"There seems to be this Canadian trait
— call it modesty, call it what you will —
that leads us to assume that experts are to
be found outside our borders. Nowhere is
this view more prominent than in
"I think this is unfortunate, because
UBC is a very distinguished university in
many areas, one of them being its business
school. We have some incredible resources
in the commerce faculty in terms of
people, and I think we truly excel in at
least four or five areas within the school.
"The people of B.C. have created a first-
class university, but I don't think the
resources at UBC are fully recognized or
utilized. There's a price to be paid for not
utilizing all the resources available in our
Dean Lusztig says that in the upcoming
years the curriculum of his faculty will
have to be responsive to shifts that are
occurring in society.
"I would like to see more emphasis
placed on the role of Canadian
manufacturing and productivity,
computers as information systems and
areas such as industrial relations and labor-
management relations.
"In the next two decades, I would like to
see UBC produce graduates who can
compete with the managers of nations such
as Japan, Germany and Switzerland."
No one can accuse the Faculty of
Commerce of not working hard enough
towards this goal. As Dean Lusztig points
"The Henry Angus Building is humming
day and night, over 11 months of the
B.C. Pharmaceutical Benevolent Society
Bursaries — Two or more bursaries to a total of
$1,000 have been made available by the B.C.
Benevolent Society. The awards will be available
to deserving students in the final year of the
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences who are
registered as students with the College of
Pharmacists of B.C. (Available in the 1983/84
winter session.)
Clark, Wilson Service Scholarship — A
scholarship donated by Clark, Wilson is
available to students proceeding from second to
third year in the Faculty of Law. The award will
consist of summer employment with the firm
between second and third years and payment of
the recipient's tuition fees for the third year of
Law studies. The award will be made on the
recommendations of the faculty. (Available in
the 1983/84 winter session.)
Health Sciences Research Day Awards — A
number of awards consisting of a plaque and a
$200 prize will be presented to students
participating in the Health Sciences Research
Day. Award winners will be selected by a panel
of judges, placing equal weight on 3 criteria: (a)
the scientific content and importance of the
presentation, (b) the quality of the presentation,
and (c) the ability of the presenter to respond to
questions from the audience and judges. Awards
will be made to students in the following
categories: (a) undergraduate students in the
Health Sciences, (b) graduate students in the
Health Sciences, (c) residents and research
fellows in Clinical Science, (d) students in
health-related Social and Behavioral Sciences.
The awards will be made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine.
Applications should be made by submitting the
appropriate form to the Associate Dean for
Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of
Medicine, by 5 p.m. on the Friday following
Labour Day. (Available in the 1982/83 winter
Dr. John S. Monteith Prize in Family
Medicine — An annual prize of approximately
$250, made available by the Seymour Medical
Clinic in memory of Dr. John S. Monteith, will
be awarded to a first-year medical student for
an essay emphasizing the role of the family
physician in the provision of health care.
Philosophical thought, factual content and
literary style will be considered. The award will
be made in consultation with the head of the
Department of Family Practice. (Available in
the 1983/84 winter session.)
Mary Ellen Narod Memorial Scholarship — A
scholarship in the amount of approximately
$1,000 has been made available in memory of
Mary Ellen Narod (B.Sc. 1969) by her parents
and friends. The award will be made to a
student entering fourth-year Science in an
honors program in Biological Sciences. The
award will be made on the recommendation of
the faculty. (Available in the 1983/84 winter
Gerald N. Savory Memorial Prize — A prize
in the amount of approximately $200 has been
made available in memory of Gerald N. Savory,
by his friends and colleagues. Gerry Savory was
director of Public Affairs Programs in the UBC
Centre for Continuing Education for 18 years
until his untimely death in 1982. Since his pre-
UBC days as a history and social studies teacher
he was very active in the United Nations
Association in Canada, serving in many
capacities. He was a member of the National
Executive Council; executive member and
president of the Vancouver Branch; chairman of
the education committee of the Vancouver
Branch, and chairman of the National
Development Education Advisory Committee at
the national level. The prize will be given for
the best essay on the United Nations and its role
in international development. Students
intending to compete for the award should
submit their essays to the International Relations
Program Committee. The name of the
committee's chairman can be secured from the
office of the Dean of Arts. (Available in the
1982/83 winter session.)
Kapoor Singh Siddoo Scholarship in Forest
Ecology — Through the generosity of Kapoor
Singh Siddoo a scholarship of $1,000 will be
offered annually to a student in Forest Ecology.
This award will be made to a student deserving
of assistance and with first-class standing.
(Available in the 1983/84 Winter Session.)
Kapoor Singh Siddoo Scholarship in Medicine
— Through the generosity of Kapoor Singh
Siddoo a scholarship of $1,000 per annum will
be offered to a student of Medicine. This award
will be made to a student deserving of assistance
and with first-class standing. (Available in the
1983/84 winter session.) UBC Reports February 16, 1983
Loss of hearing makes learning difficult
Prof. Charles Laszlo, head of UBC's
clinical engineering program, would like to
see more recognition given to a group at
UBC who function effectively in spite of
what he terms "an invisible disability."
He is referring to the students, staff and
faculty who suffer from varying degrees of
hearing loss. His interest in the area stems
from the fact that he has a hearing
impairment himself, and he feels that
many of the barriers facing the hard of
hearing could be removed if there was an
increased awareness of their needs on
"People with a hearing impairment face
a passively hostile environment," he says.
"Ordinary communication — the essence
of human interaction — is very difficult for
them. The problems in communication can
be overcome, however, and once this is
achieved hard-of-hearing individuals can
work to the full extent of their ability."
Prof. Laszlo says that between eight and
12 per cent of the general population has
some degree of hearing impairment.
"When you apply that to UBC's population
of 25,000 people, the number is
significant. Even if only one per cent of the
University community had a hearing
problem, that would be 250 people. I think
this is a large enough group to warrant
Leslee Bruce, a sociology graduate who
is now in the final year of Social Work at
UBC, is working with Prof. Laszlo to
increase awareness about the needs of the
hearing impaired on campus. Ms. Bruce
was born with a hearing disability.
"The first step that hard-of-hearing
people must take is to admit that they have
a problem," she says. "There is so much
emphasis in our society on being 'normal'
that we sometimes feel that our hearing
disability is something to be ashamed of,
something to be hidden. We have to get
over that psychological barrier. The
hardest part is to approach another person,
whether it is a professor or a fellow student
and say 'Excuse me, but I have a problem.'
"It can be embarrassing, but if you can
accept your condition and realize that it is
a fact of life and not something to be
ashamed of, the situation becomes a lot
more tolerable."
Ms. Bruce says people sometimes get the
wrong impression about hard-of-hearing
individuals if they aren't aware of their
condition. "If you can't hear someone,
your reactions aren't going to be as quick
as people expect, and they think that
you're ignoring them or you aren't very
"But you have to learn to laugh at
mistakes and try not to repeat them."
Prof. Laszlo and Ms. Bruce outlined
some of the major problems for hearing-
impaired students and made suggestions on
how things could be improved.
1. Identification. Hearing-impaired
students should identify themselves to their
professors and explain their situation.
Professors should make an effort to find
out in the first week of classes if there are
any students with special needs.
2. Noise in classrooms. Noise levels in
classrooms make it almost impossible for
hard-of-hearing students to follow a
lecture, particularly in large halls where
voices become distorted. Front-row seats
could be designated for students who
depend on lip reading during the lecture.
3. Lip reading. Professors should take
care, if there is a hearing-impaired student
in the class, not to turn and face the
blackboard while speaking or make
gestures, such as the movement of hands
near their mouths, which would make lip
reading difficult. When questions are asked
by students, professors should repeat the
question so that hearing-impaired students
can follow what is being discussed.
Another problem for students who lip
read is lighting. For example, if a professor
is showing slides and speaking from the
back of the classroom, hard-of-hearing
students miss everything that is being said.
The ideal situation in this case would be to
have someone operating the projector at
Leslee Bruce and Charles Laszlo
the back of the room, with the professor
speaking from a lighted area at the front.
4. Hearing-impaired students should
bring carbon paper to class and ask a
fellow student to take notes. This allows
the student to concentrate on lip reading.
"It takes a lot of concentration to follow
a lecture when you have a hearing loss,"
says Prof. Laszlo. "In normal conversations
it's a little easier because it is more
predictable. If, for instance, someone was
talking about the weather, I could follow
the conversation even if I missed three-
quarters of it because I can guess what is
being said.
"But in a lecture situation, a lot of new
information is being presented and it is not
as easy to fill in the gaps."
Prof. Laszlo says most people aren't
aware of the exceptional effort made by
hard-of-hearing students in order to be
successful. Ms. Bruce admits that it is "very
tiring" to focus on lip reading in lectures
five days a week. "The last thing you feel
like doing is studying when you get home,"
she says.
But she adds that most people she has
approached at UBC have been very
helpful. "I think in a lot of cases, if people
don't seem to be helpful, it's because
they're not sure how to handle the
Prof. Laszlo and Ms. Bruce are in the
process of setting up a support network for
hard-of-hearing individuals on campus.
"We'd like to hear from staff members,
students and faculty to find out what they
are doing, what difficulties they have
encountered, how they handle certain
situations," says Prof. Laszlo. "I think the
onus is on us to formulate desirable
changes and present them through the
appropriate channels in the University to
see what can be done."
Prof. Laszlo says he hopes the network
will lead to the sharing of ideas, the solving
of common and individual problems and a
new level of support among hard-of-
hearing people at UBC. "We'll have to
wait and see what the response is. But I'm
hopeful that we can identify approximately
how many hearing-impaired individuals are
on campus, and present our concerns as a
group to the University."
Prof. Laszlo says he would like to see
UBC set an example to others on how the
problems of the hearing impaired can be
"I think a university has an obligation to
society to show leadership. I would like to
see UBC build a reputation as a place
where hard-of-hearing people can come
and not have to face the usual barriers."
He adds that he is interested in hearing
from hard-of-hearing people for
professional reasons as well. "The clinical
engineering program at UBC focuses some
of its research on developing devices for the
hearing impaired. As head of the program
I would like to identify specific needs so
that we can work toward meeting those
According to Prof. Laszlo, several
devices have already been developed that
would be extremely useful for hard-of-
hearing students at UBC. "There are
communication systems that provide a
clear, direct one-way link from a speaker to
a hearing-impaired individual. I would like
to see devices like these made available,
perhaps on a rental basis, in the future.
"I would also like hearing-impaired
members of the University community to
have some input into the design of
buildings. Consideration is given to
mobility and visually impaired students,
and I would like to have input about noise
control in new buildings."
The benefits of environmental noise
control are far-reaching, says Prof. Laszlo.
"The number of people in the general
population with hearing disabilities is
increasing because of the higher noise
levels in our environment. Even if you take
into account the fact that there are more
elderly people in our population, there has
been a general deterioration of hearing
ability. So the benefits of noise control go
beyond hearing-impaired individuals at
If you'd like more information about the
network for the hearing impaired at UBC,
you can contact Prof. Laszlo at 228-6213
or drop by Room 403 of the Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. You can
contact Leslee Bruce through the Western
Institute for the Deaf, 2125 W. 7th Avenue
Resident inventor does it again
A few months ago, UBC Reports ran a
story about a device invented by a UBC
physics doctoral student, Andre Van
Schyndel, which made possible the
indexing of page numbers and other pieces
of information in the fast-forward and
rewind modes on talking books for the
visually impaired. The voice indexer,
which has many implications for the
advancement of talking books, was cited as
a "major breakthrough" for users of
recorded material.
And with his inventor's spirit in high
gear, Van Schyndell has recently presented
what looks to be another major research
breakthrough — this time for people with
a hearing disability. The discovery is the
result of a project started about two years
Van Schyndel, in collaboration with Dr.
Nathan Weiss of UBC's physics department
and Prof. Andre-Pierre Benguerel of the
School of Audiology and Speech Sciences,
has invented a device that compresses
sound frequencies into a range low enough
to be heard by people with varying degrees
of hearing impairment.
"Most hearing-impaired individuals, even
those with severe disabilities, can hear
frequencies below 1.5 kilohertz," explains
Van Schyndel. "But the frequencies of
speech and other important sounds used in
communication are much higher than that.
"What the device does is compress the
Percy Gladstone mourned
Percy Gladstone, a Skidegate Haida who
was one of the first Indians to obtain a
degree from UBC, died in December after
a lengthy battle against cancer. He was 71.
Mr. Gladstone first enrolled at UBC in
1930, but left to attend the old Normal
School and get a teaching certificate. He
returned to the University in 1947 after
serving as a navigator with the Royal
Canadian Air Force during the Second
World War and was awarded his B.A. in
A car accident left him partly paralyzed
and he could walk only with great
difficulty, but he was determined to
further his education. In 1959, he
successfully completed an M.A. thesis in
economics and industrial relations, under a
committee chaired by Stuart Jamieson, now
professor emeritus, Economics.
He collaborated with Prof. Jamieson on
an article dealing with unionisation in the
fishing industry and he wrote another on
Indians in the industry. Both were
published in the Canadian Journal of
Economics and Political Science.
"His work showed the serious scholarship
one would expect from a grave, courteous,
serious man," said Prof. Anthony Scott.
After obtaining his M.A., Mr. Gladstone
worked as a probation officer and
counsellor at the correctional institute in
Haney. He later served as research director
for the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs before
returning to the Queen Charlotte Islands
where he was given many responsibilities by
his people.
At his funeral" Chief Skidegate, Dempsey
Collinson, said in part:
"He went out into the world in a way no
one else had done before him. I don't
know, and I doubt if anyone really knows,
why he chose the path he did, what forces
were at work within him to chart a course
never before taken.
"He did things for himself and for others
that were brand new to our experience. He
educated himself with a master's degree at
a time when none of us even thought of
"He took on jobs and tasks of every kind
and sort. He worked with many different
kinds of organizations and people. He
always directed his extraordinary talents
toward the betterment of his people..."
high frequencies of human speech into
sounds low enough to be heard by people
with hearing problems."
He emphasizes that although the
prototype seems to be very successful, the
invention is still in the testing stages.
"We've applied to the Science Council of
B.C. for a grant to undertake clinical tests
and produce more devices," says Van
The instrument is designed for
individuals who suffer from nerve damage
rather than damage to the bones in the
middle ear.
"People who have a hearing impairment
because of bone damage in the ear can
usually be helped through surgery or the
use of hearing aids which amplify sound,"
says Van Schyndel. "But those with
damage to the nerves linking the inner ear
and the brain are not helped by hearing
"Even if a hearing aid could amplify
sounds enough for a person with nerve
damage to hear, the decibel level would be
physically painful for the person," adds
Van Schyndel.
The small, box-shaped device may also
have implications for teaching deaf-mutes
to speak. "Having the auditory feedback of
hearing your own voice is often a key
factor in learning to speak," says Van
"I don't want to raise all sorts of
expectations when the device is only in the
early testing stages, but things look
In addition to his interests in physics,
Van Schyndel also enjoys music and is a
tenor with the Vancouver Cantata Singers.
In a recent interview with a Vancouver Sun
reporter he commented:
"I've had a long-standing interest in the
physics of music and singing, and I'm
always looking for ways modern technology
can help people."
At the age of 27, he's not off to a bad
start. UBC Reports February 16, 1983
Rhodes Scholar carries heavy workload
Peter Goddard, a fourth-year honors
History student at UBC and the 1983
winner of the B.C. Rhodes Scholarship,
is the second UBC personality to be
featured in a new UBC Reports series
called "A Day in a Life at UBC." The
series began in January with a day in the
life of Prof. Larry Weiler, head of the
Department of Chemistry.
If you know of someone on campus you
think is a candidate for the series, drop a
note to the editor into campus mail.
My "typical day" on campus has
changed a lot in the past few months. I've
gone from being very involved in student
politics and other UBC organizations to
leading a monk-like existence in the
Library trying to finish my graduating
thesis on time.
I'm taking 18 units of study this year,
which includes credit for my thesis, honors
tutorials twice a week and French at noon-
hour, four days-a-week. Most of my time is
spent either reading in preparation for the
tutorials which are on the history of the
social sciences and English social history, or
working on my thesis.
My thesis focuses on 16th century society
in France. I'm looking at the figure of the
magistrate as seen by a group of political
thinkers known as the legal humanists. The
legal humanists were a rising social "class,"
largely made up of jurists and legal officers
to the king in the 16th century, who played
up Renaissance ideals to the hilt at a time
when this was difficult to do. They pursued
civilized, politically-tolerant ideals in a
society that was being torn apart by a
bloody, religious civil war. I'm trying to get
behind what has been written about the
politics of the day and focus on what was
happening in terms of social thought.
Since most of my time is spent on my
thesis right now, a "day in my life" isn't
exactly what I would call fascinating-
reading material.
I get to the campus early on the two
mornings I have tutorials, but on the other
mornings I ease myself into the day a little
more gently. Since I live just off-campus in
a house with some other students, I usually
ride my bike to school unless the weather's
really bad.
Most of the time is divided between the
stacks in Main Library and the history
reading room on the 11th floor of the
Buchanan Tower. The history reading
room is one of my favorite spots on campus
— where else could you get a million-dollar
view like that when you're studying?
I spend a lot of time reading and I try to
be disciplined about my work, but I have
been known to finish off an essay or two at
5 a.m. on the morning it was due. It takes
me a while to get going in the evenings
and I usually do most of my studying late
at night.
Peter Goddard
When I'm not studying I like to go for
walks, around campus. I really enjoy being
outdoors, but I don't get the opportunity
to get out skiing and hiking as much as I'd
like during the school year. In order to stay
healthy and sane I think you have to
balance your academic life with other
activities, but I usually have to stave off
the desire to muck around in the bush
until the summer or during holidays.
I've worked for B.C. Parks for the past
few summers as a park naturalist in some
of the big wilderness spots in the province.
This summer I'll be "moving up in the
world" and will be working in the Rocky
Mountains for Parks Canada.
In the past two years I would usually
spend two or three nights a week on
campus at meetings for various student
organizations. I've served as the Arts
representative on the students' council and
have been involved on a number of council
committees and students court, and have
been involved in the arts undergraduate
society, the public interest research group
and the history students' association,
among other campus groups.
One of the things that concerns me
about students at UBC is their lack of
commitment to the University outside of
classroom hours. There is a large
'commuter' population at UBC who just
show up for class, spend a little time in the
Library and are gone. I think this makes
for a faceless, impersonal environment,
which UBC tends to have because of its size
I think that if you only have a few years
to spend in a university setting you should
make the most of it. Even in terms of
studying, a lot of people just jot down
notes and forget about them until the
night before an exam. I call it the
"underline-now, learn-later" attitude
towards education. If you're willing to put
some effort into your education, I think
your experience at UBC becomes richer.
When I'm on campus I usually eat at the
Bus Stop coffee shop by the Bookstore. It
has a certain charm about it that I'm going
to miss when I leave UBC. I really liked
the old decor in the Student Union
Building — with all the dark corners where
students could gather to conspire. I'm not
as taken with the "MacDonalds"-ish
atmosphere it has now.
When the weather is nice I try to work
out at the circuit on Mclnnes Field and in
the past I've used the Aquatic Centre quite
a bit. I used to spend a fair amount of
time in the PIT back in my wild second
year, but I think I've outgrown that.
Another activity that I try and make
time for is music. I prefer to play acoustic
music, but some friends and I formed a
rock group after school got out last year
called "Beelzebub and the Fallen Angels".
The name's a joke, taken from Milton's
Paradise Lost. We "unplugged" when
school started this fall — you can't be a
serious student and get too involved in this
sort of thing at the same time — but
during the Christmas holidays we decided
we needed a little comic relief so we
revived the band. Actually, due to the
entrepreneur spirit of the band's fearless
leader, we had club dates set before we
even reassembled the band. We practised
for seven hours-a-day for a week and
transformed ourselves into professional
musicians. I play rhythm guitar.
We play a lot of fun stuff — rhythm and
blues, tunes from the 50s and 60s and
some original compositions that are mainly
parodies. We're not making any great
contributions to the music world by any
means, but I think we're entertaining.
We've played the Soft Rock Cafe a few
times, and played in the PIT one night.
I'll be putting aside my guitar after this
summer though when I head for Oxford
University. I'll hop a few centuries ahead
in the type of work I've been focusing on at
UBC and read for my Master of Philosphy
degree in modern history.
I've been accepted at St. John's College,
to which I applied because I wanted to
work near Keith Thomas, a social historian
I really admire. I'm not sure whether these
"giants of history" have time for mere
graduate students — colonial ones at that
— but I hope to do some tutorial work
with him.
After I complete my two years at Oxford
I plan to poke my head up for a while and
do some travelling around England and
Europe. I thought that since I've been
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required, call 228-3652 (external grants) or
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April (application deadlines in
• Alberta Heritage Fdn. for Medical Research
— Medical Research Fellowship (1)
• Assoc, of Commonwealth Univers. —
Administrative Travelling Fellowship (11)
• Canada Council: Writing/Public. —
Translation Grant (15)
• Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp.  —
Research Grants Type A (to $3500) (30)
• Canadian Diabetes Association —
Research Fellowship (15)
• Canadian Electrical Association
Research Contract (30)
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Welfare: Manpower Utilization Grant (15);
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Development (15)
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• MRC: Grants Program — Travel (15)
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Exchange (1); Symposia & Workshops (1)
• National Institute on Mental Retardation —
Research (30)
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Program: Professorships (15); Canadian
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focusing on French society I should do
some personal research there, perhaps in a
few of the local wine cellars. I'm also
planning a side trip to Kenya to climb Mt.
Overall, I'm happy with what I've done
at UBC. I think the quality of teaching has
been very good and I hope that I've made
some worthwhile contributions in my
involvement with student affairs.
If I can just get my thesis finished on
time I'll be doing OK.
i Educational Research Inst, of B.C. (ERIBC)
— ERIBC Discretionary Grant
i Employment & Immigration Canada (NTEP)
— New Technology Employment Program
i Fitness and Amateur Sport — Sport Canada
Grants; Res./Testing
i Ford Foundation — Research
» Hannah Institute — Hannah Lectures
i Health & Welfare Can: NHRDP Proj. -
NHRDP Conferences, Symposia, Workshops;
NHRDP Formulation of Proposals
i Health & Welfare Canada: Welfare -
National Welfare: Supplementary
Publications; National Welfare: Visiting
i Heritage Canada Document Centre —
Access to DATA files
i Industry Trade and Commerce — Univ.
Course Development Grant
i Intern. Atlantic Salmon Fdn. — Project
i International Development Research Centre
— Cooperative Research
i International Union Against Cancer —
Research Technology Transfer Project
i Kroc Foundation — Medical Research
i Macy, Josiah Foundation — Faculty Scholar
Sabbatical Awards, Conferences
> March of Dimes Birth Defects Fdn. —
Basil O'Connor Starter Research Grants
> Matsumae International Fdn. — Matsumae
» MRC: Awards Program — PD Fellowship,
Fac Fellowship
» National Cancer Institute of Canada —
Sabbatical Leave; Support for Scientific
i National Defence Canada — Arctic Research
Support Program
• National Geographic Society — Research
i National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.)
— Small Grant Program
i National Research Council — Contaminants
and Pollutants Research
> North Atlantic Treaty Organization —
Advanced Study Institutes (ASI); Double-
jump Program
i NSERC: Fellowships Division — Industrial
Research Fellowships; Senior Industrial
i NSERC: Individual Grants — Collaborative
Special Projects; New Research Ideas Grant
i NSERC: Intl. Relations Division -NSERC
Royal Society Exchange
> NSERC: PRAI  - Project Research
Applicable in Industry
» Provincial Sec. & Govt. Services — Lottery
i Queen's University — Mineral Resource Policy
i Research Corporation (U.S.) — Cottrell
Research Grants
i Science Council of B.C. — Industrial Post
Doctoral Fellowships
i Secretary of State — Canadian Studies
Program; Native Women's & Native Citizens
i Solicitor General Canada — Research
' SSHRC: Intl. Relations Division — Travel
Grants for International Representation
' SSHRC: Strategic Grants Division — Library:
Fleeting Opportunities Program
> Technicon Instruments Corp.  — Research
United States Air Force — Research Grants
and Contracts
i University of British Columbia
— UBC Research Grant (HSS) (25)
Note: All external agency grant
applications must be signed by the Head,
Dean, and Dr. RD. Spratley. Applicant is
responsible for sending application to
agency. UBC Reports February 16, 1983
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the weeks of March 6 and March
13, material must be submitted not later than
4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24. Send notices to
Information Services, 6328 Memorial Rd. (Old
Administration Building). For further
information, call 228-3131.
The Vancouver Institute.
Saturday, Feb. 19
Genetic Engineering:
How It Can Affect You.
Prof. Robert Miller,
Head of Microbiology,
Saturday, Feb. 26
Military Strategy,
Political Tactics and
Survival. Prof. J. David
Singer, Political
Science, University of
Both lectures take place in Lecture Hall 2,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre at
8:15 p.m.
Cancer Research Seminar.
Ornithine Decarboxylase in Hormone Stimulated
Tissue. Dr. James Richards, Biochemistry, UBC.
Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer Research Centre,
601 W. 10th Ave. 12 noon.
English/Women's Studies Reading.
Sharon Pollock, Canadian playwright, will read
a selection of her works. Room A203, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Oral Biology Seminar.
Tolerance and Non-Specific B-cell Activation.
Dr. Sharyn M. Walker, Scripps Clinic and
Research Foundation, La Jolla, California.
Room 388, Macdonald Building. 12:30 p.m.
Linguistics Lecture.
Don't Believe Everything You Hear, or. Some
Faulty Assumptions Concerning Syllable
Structure and Counter Examples: A Linguistic
Morality Play. Prof. Jonathan Kaye, Linguistics,
Universite de Quebec, Montreal. Room 117,
East Mall Annex. 12:30 p.m.
Out-to-Lunch Phycologists.
Taxonomic Problems with Colpomenia, or
Correlation of Algal Population Dynamics With
Environmental Factors. Herb Vandermeulen,
Botany, UBC. Room 3000, Biological Sciences
Building. 12:30 p.m.
History Lecture.
Comparing the Incomparable: Politics and Ideas
in the United States and the Soviet Union. Prof.
Robert Kelley, History, University of California,
Santa Barbara. Sponsored by the Faculty of
Arts' Distinguished Visitors Program. Room
A104; Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Sociology Lecture.
Culture as Gesture: Ethnographic Impressions of
Latin America. Prof. Cesar Grana, Sociology,
University of California, San Diego. Sponsored
by the Departments of Anthropology and
Sociology, Hispanic and Italian Studies and the
Museum of Anthropology. Penthouse, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
History Seminar.
Cultural Politics in the United States. Prof.
Robert Kelley, History, University of California,
Santa Barbara. Sponsored by the Faculty of
Arts' Distinguished Visitors Program. Penthouse,
Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Management Science Seminar.
Prof. M. Rosenblat, Beer-Sheva University.
Room 212, Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Air-Fuel Ratio Control for Gaseous Fuelled
Engines. E. Troesch. Room 1204, Civil and
Mechanical Engineering Building. 3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Dr. Charles G. Lange, Mathematics, University
of California, Los Angeles. Room 229,
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Biochemical Colloquium.
Molecular Analysis of Human Genetic Disorders.
Dr. Savio Woo, Baylor College of Medicine.
Lecture Hall 4, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
Zoology "Physiology Group"
Biochemical and Physiological Adaptations of
Functionally Overloaded Rodent Skeletal
Muscle. Dr. Kenneth Baldwin, Physiology,
University of California, Irvine. Room 2449,
Biological Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Sigma Xi, UBC Club Meeting.
What's the Matter with Astrology? Prof. Michael
Ovenden, Astronomy, UBC. Vancouver
Planetarium. 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Somerset Studio.
An MFA thesis production of Henrik Ibsen's
play Hedda Gabler will be staged Feb. 21 to 26.
Admission is $5; $3 for students and seniors. For
ticket reservations, call 228-2678 or drop by
Room 207 of the Frederic Wood Theatre
Building. Dorothy Somerset Studio. 8 p.m.
Linguistics Seminar.
Syllable Theory and Phonological Processes in
Three-Dimensional Phonology. Prof. Jonathan
Kaye, Linguistics, Universite de Quebec,
Montreal. Room 116, East Mall Annex.
9:30 a.m.
Cecil and Ida Green Lecture.
Social Science and Public Policy. Dr. J. Singer,
Political Science, University of Michigan. Room
106, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Poly-Acetylenes in Crown Gall Tissue Cultures
and Inheritance of Tumors in Bidens alba. R.
Norton, Botany, UBC. Room 3219, Biological
Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Hillel House.
Free lunch sponsored by Hillel mothers. For
information, call 224-4748. Hillel House.
12:30 p.m.
Forestry Seminar.
New Zealand — Forestry in Transition. Dr. D.
Haley, Forestry, UBC. Room 166, MacMillan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Museum Lecture.
The Museum as Utopia. Prof. Cesar Grana,
Sociology, University of California, San Diego.
Sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology
and Sociology, Hispanic and Italian Studies and
the Museum of Anthropology. Auditorium,
Museum of Anthropology. 12:30 p.m.
Assertiveness and the Professional
A three-session workshop for women who will be
entering the work place and would like to learn
effective assertiveness skills in their professional
lives. Sponsored by the Women Students' Office.
Room 106A, Brock Hall. 12:30 p.m.
Regent College Lecture.
The Mediation of Revelation and
Reconciliation. Dr. Thomas F. Torrance. Room
1, Regent College. 12:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Observations of Equatorial Kelvin Waves in the
Pacific. Dr. Stan Hayes, Seattle. Room 1465,
Biological Sciences Building. 3 p.m.
Biochemistry Seminar.
Physical Studies on Bacteriophage DNA
Packaging and Ejection. Dr. Julyet Benbasat,
Biochemistry, UBC. Lecture Hall 1, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture.
Aquaculture, Present and Future Application of
Modern Biochemistry. Dr. M. Little, Syndel
Laboratories Ltd., Vancouver. Room 250,
Chemistry Building. 4 p.m.
Zoology/Neurosciences Discussion
Group Seminar.
Development of Simple Nervous Systems. Dr.
Gunther Stent, Molecular Biology, University of
California, Berkeley. Room 2000, Biological
Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Family Housing Film.
The Great Brain. Auditorium, Student Union
Building. 6:30 p.m.
Development Education Series.
Health, From the Ground Up. Sponsored by
CUSO. For further information, call 228-4886.
Upper Lounge, International Hosue. 7:30 p.m.
Linguistics Seminar.
Syllable Theory and Phonological Processes in
Three-Dimensional Phonology. Prof. Jonathan
Kaye, Linguistics, Universite de Quebec,
Montreal. Room B324, Buchanan Building.
10:30 a.m.
Pharmacology Seminar.
Design Consideration for Clinical Trials in
Rheumatology. Dr. Andrew Chalmers,
Medicine, UBC. Room 114, Block C, Medical
Sciences Building. 12 noon.
Regent College Lecture.
The Person of the Mediator. Dr. Thomas F.
Torrance. Room 1, Regent College. 12:30 p.m.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Baroque Music for Viola da Gamba. Performed
by Mary Cyr and John Sawyer, viola da gamba;
and Doreen Oke, harpsichord. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Hannah Lecturer in the History of
The Discovery of Insulin: The Two
Controversies. Prof. Michael Bliss, History,
University of Toronto. Lecture Hall 1,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
12:30 p.m.
Planning Students Association
Bargaining Processes in Natural Resources
Management. Dr. Anthony Dorcey, Community
and Regional Planning and Westwater Research
Centre, UBC. Room 140, West Mall Annex.
12:30 p.m.
Sociology Lecture.
Garcia Marquez as a Conservative Writer:
Reflections on a Paradox. Prof. Cesar Grana,
Sociology, University of California, San Diego.
Sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology
and Sociology, Hispanic and Italian Studies and
the Museum of Anthropology. Penthouse,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Anatomy Seminar.
Expression of Agrobacterium Tumefaciens
"T "DNA in Crown Gall Tumors. Dr. Joan
MacPherson, Biochemistry, UBC. Room 37,
Anatomy Building. 12:30 p.m.
Educators for Nuclear Disarmament.
Discussion with Russian academics on mutual
peace issues. Lutheran Campus Centre.
1:30 p.m.
Geophysics/Geological Sciences
Exploration in the San Juan Basin:
Geological/Geophysical Modelling and Resource
Development. W.C. Riese, Project Geochemist,
Anaconda Minerals, Colorado. Room 260,
Geophysics and Astronomy Building. 4 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
Electrophoretic Variation: Inferences from
Patterns of Variation Within and Among
Species, Frequency Changes during Selection,
and Correlations with Quantitative Traits. Dr.
Con Wehrhahn, Animal Resources Ecology,
UBC. Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building.
4:30 p.m.
Comparative Literature Colloquium.
Does East Meet West? Japanese and Canadian
Literature. Prof. Patricia Merivale, English,
UBC. and Prof. Kinya Tsuruta, Asian Studies,
UBC. Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 4:30 p.m.
Pacific Rim Seminar.
Economic Development in Japan. Noritake
Kobayashi, Keio University, Japan. Room 604,
Asian Centre. 4:30 p.m.
SUB Films.
The Wrath of Khan. Shows are at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday
through Sunday, with a matinee at 12:30 p.m.
on Thursday. Admission is $1.50. Auditorium,
Student Union Building. 7 p.m.
UBC vs. Wesburn. Thunderbird Stadium.
7 p.m.
Linguistics Seminar.
Syllable Theory and Phonological Processes in
Three-Dimensional Phonology. Prof. Jonathan
Kaye, Linguistics, Universite de Quebec,
Montreal. Room 351A, Brock Hall. 9:30 a.m.
English Lecture.
Writing Your Way into a Job. Prof. Ron S.
Blicq, English, Red River College, Winnipeg.
Sponsored by the Committee on Lectures. Room
110, Angus Building. 12:30 p.m.
Jewish Students' Network Seminar.
Media update and report on Deir Yassin. Hillel
House. 12:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Lecture.
Paul Neagu, Romanian-born British sculptor,
speaks about his work. Room 104, Lasserre
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Noon-Hour Travels with Zoologists.
Two Months' Window Into China. Prof. D.J.
Randall, Zoology, UBC. Room 2000, Biological
Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Cecil and Ida Green Lecture.
From Confrontation to War. Dr. J. David
Singer, Political Science, University of Michigan.
Room 106, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
UBC Chamber Strings.
John Loban and Eric Wilson, co-directors.
Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Lecture.
Sedimentology of the Lower Cretaceous Gates
and Moosebar Formations, North-eastern British
Columbia. S. Carmichael, UBC. Room 330A,
Geological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Women in People-Related Careers.
A panel discussion sponsored by the Women
Students' Office. For information, call 228-2415.
Room 302, Brock Hall. 12:30 p.m.
Decision-Making for Women.
The Women Students' Office begins a three-
session workshop which will enable women
students to acquire effective decision-making
strategies while working on a specific current
decision. For information, call 228-2415. Room
106A. Brock Hall. 12:30 p.m.
Institute of Asian Research Film.
Sons of Haji Omar. Auditorium, Asian Centre.
12:30 p.m.
Regent College Lecture.
The Mediation of Christ in Our Human
Response. Dr. Thomas F. Torrance. Room I,
Regent College. 12:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
Melting and Freezing in Two Dimensions. Priya
Vashishta, Argonne National Laboratory. Room
318, Hennings Building. 2:30 p.m.
Philosophy Seminar.
Aristotle On Essential And Accidental
Predication. Prof. Alan Code, University of
California, Berkeley, Penthouse, Buchanan
Building. 2:30 p.m.
China Seminar.
Li Po as a Recluse: A Search for Political
Prominence and Spiritual Fulfilment. Feng-yu
Shih, Asian Studies, UBC. Room 604, Asian
Centre. 3:30 p.m.
Anatomy Seminar.
A New Beginning for the Terminal Nerve. Dr.
William K. Stell, Anatomy, University of
Calgary. Room 37, Anatomy Building.
3:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
The Production of Slow Positron Beams and
their Application to Fundamental Positronium
Physics. Stephan Berko, Physics. Brandeis
University. Room 201, Hennings Building.
4 p.m.
Biochemical Colloquium.
Recreating the Discovery of Insulin: The
Scientists' Methods, the Historian's Methods. Dr.
Michael Bliss, University of Toronto. Lecture
Hall 3, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. 4 p.m.
UBC Wind Chamber Ensembles.
Paul Douglas, Ronald de Kant, Martin
Berinbaum, David Branter and Christopher
Millard, co-directors. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 8 p.m.
Canada West Championship takes place all day-
Friday and continues on Saturday. Feb. 26. For
more information, call 228-2531. Thunderbird
Winter Sports Centre.
Urban Planning Lecture.
B.C. Place: An Integrated Development. Paul
Manning, vice-president, B.C. Place
Corporation. Room 102, Lasserre Building.
11:30 a.m.
UBC Chamber Singers.
Cortland Hultberg, director. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Educators for Nuclear Disarmament.
Canada's Role in the Nuclear Arms Race. Svend
Robinson, M.P. Room 212. Student Union
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Advances in Technology Regarding Infertility.
Artificial Insemination by Donor — Dr. G.
Corn, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UBC;
Immunological Factors associated with Infertility
— Dr. G. Lee, Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
UBC; and In-Vitro Fertilization - Dr. B.
Poland, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UBC.
Parentcraft Room. Grace Hospital.  1 p.m.
Philosophy Seminar.
The Aporematic Approach to Primary Being In
Aristotle's Metaphysics Zeta. Prof. Alan Code,
University of California, Berkeley. Room 604,
Asian Centre. 2 p.m.
Chemical Engineering Seminar.
Fundamentals of Pulp Screening. Robert
Gooding, Chemical Engineering, UBC. Room
206, Chemical Engineering Building.
3:30 p.m.
Linguistics Colloquium.
Selected Affinities between Esperanto and
Romance Languages. Dr. Tai Whan Kim,
Languages, Literature and Linguistics, SFU.
Room D121, Buchanan Building. 3:30 p.m.
Beyond the Post-Modern Mind.
A lecture by Dr. Huston Smith, professor of
Religion and Philosophy, Syracuse University.
Cost is $4; $3 for students and free for those
attending the symposium on Saturday. To
register, call 228-2181, local 261. Lecture Hall
6, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
8 p.m.
UBC Chamber Singers.
Cortland Hultberg, director. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 8 p.m.
Beyond the Post-Modern Mind.
Symposium by Dr. Huston Smith, professor of
Religion and Philosophy, Syracuse University;
Prof. William Nicholls, Religious Studies, UBC;
and Prof. Michael Ovenden, Astronomy, UBC.
To register, call 228-2181, local 261. Lecture
Hall 6, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Family Housing Film.
The Great Brain. Auditorium, Student Union
Building. 3 p.m.
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Cancer Research Seminar.
Rheological and Cell Surface Studies of
Metastatic Cells. Dr. Donald Brooks, Pathology,
UBC. Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer Research
Centre, 601 W. 10th Ave. 12 noon.
Out-to-Lunch Phycologists.
Hair Cells and Monospores in Freshwater
Andouinella. Beverley Hymes, Botany, UBC.
Room 3000, Biological Sciences Building.
12:30 p.m.
Hillel House Speaker.
Science and Technology in Israel. Prof. Nissan
Levin, Commerce, UBC. Lecture Hall 4,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
12:30 p.m.
Linguistics Seminar.
Language Learning with Change in
Environment: Motherese; Feral Children; Blind
Children; Deaf Children. Prof. Lila Gleitman,
Graduate School of Education, University of
Pennsylvania. Room D121, Buchanan Building.
2:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar.
Flexible Manufacturing Systems. Dr. F. Sassani,
Mechanical Engineering, UBC. Room 1204,
Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building.
3:30 p.m.
Management Science Seminar.
Prof. P. Hammer, University of Waterloo.
Room 212, Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
An Overview to Geophysical Inverse Theory. Dr.
Douglas W. Oldenburg, Geophysics and
Astronomy, UBC. Room 229, Mathematics
Building. 3:45 p.m.
Zoology "Physiology Group"
Acid-base Consequences of Long-Term Anoxia
in Turtles. Dr. Donald Jackson, Biology, Brown
University, Providence, Rhode Island. Room
2449, Biological Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
WUSC Information Evening.
WUSC information session regarding our
overseas job placements. Room 215. Student
Union Building. 7:30 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Fungal Endophytes in Vascular Plants. Dr. G.
Carroll, Botany, University of Oregon. Room
3219, Biological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Hillel House Speaker.
The Middle East: Challenges for Peace. Dr. Dan
Sheuftan, International Relations, Haifa
University, Israel. Room A203, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Linguistics Lecture.
Lexical Categories and Concepts. Prof. Lila
Gleitman, Graduate School of Education,
University of Pennsylvania. Room B212,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Forestry Seminar.
The Role of Soil Organisms in Humus
Formation, and Their Importance in
Reforestation Programs. Dr. A. Carter, Soil
Science, UBC. Room 166, MacMillan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture.
Nuclear Charge Distribution in the Fission of
Heavy Elements. Prof. Leo Yaffe, Chemistry,
McGill University. Room 250, Chemistry
Building. 4 p.m.
Gerontology Lecture.
Policy Choices in Mandatory Retirement. Dr.
John Hogarth, Law, UBC. Lecture Hall 3,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
7 p.m.
Development Education Series.
Pyramids of Power  —  Individuals in Political
and Military Structures. Sponsored by CUSO.
For information, call 228-4886. Upper Lounge,
International House. 7:30 p.m.
Hillel House.
Falaffel Lunch and Israeli Dancing. Free
admission; charge for food. Party Room,
Student Union Building. 12 noon.
Noon-Hour Concert
A concert of chamber music by students from
the Banff School of Fine Arts. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Linguistics Seminar.
Language Learning with Change in
Endowment: Mental Retardation. Prof. Lila
Gleitman, Graduate School of Education,
University of Pennsylvania. Room D339,
Buchanan Building. 2:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
The Design of a Simple Clinical Trial. Dr. Jock
MacKay, Statistics, University of Waterloo.
Room 308, Angus Building. 3:30 p.m
Special Mathematics Colloquium.
Sex in a Random Environment. Prof. Gordon
Hines, Mathematics, University of Guelph.
Room 1100, Mathematics Annex. 3:45 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
Size Dependent Interactions in the Dynamics of
a Freshwater Zooplankton Community. Dr. Bill
Neill, Animal Resource Ecology, UBC. Room
2449, Biological Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Pacific Rim Seminar.
The Evolution of the Pacific Community
Concept. Eric Trigg, vice-president, ALCAN.
Room 604, Asian Centre. 4:30 p.m.
Frederic Wood Theatre.
Opening night of The Ticket-of Leave Man, a
Victorian play by Tom Taylor. Continues until
Saturday, March 12 (except Sunday). Admission
is $6.50; $4.50 for students and seniors. For
reservations, call 228-2678 or drop by Room 207
of the Frederic Wood Theatre Building. 8 p.m.
Urban Land Economics Workshop.
Vancouver City's Densification Policy. Ann
McAfee, Vancouver City Planning Department.
Penthouse, Angus Building. 11:30 a.m.
UBC Collegium Musicum.
Music of the 15th to 17th Centuries with co-
directors John Sawyer, Paul Douglas and John
Chappell. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m
Hillel House Speaker.
History Beneath the Sea: Underwater
Archeology in Israel. Prof. John Oleson,
Classics, University of Victoria. Room A204,
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Linguistics Lecture.
You Guys See with your Eyes: Language
Learning in Blind Children. Prof. Lila R.
Gleitman, Graduate School of Education,
University of Pennsylvania. Room A100.
Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Institute of Asian Research Film.
Way of the Ancestors. Auditorium, Asian
Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Philosophy Seminar.
Hume's Second Inquiry. Prof. R.I.G. Hughes,
Yale University. Penthouse, Buchanan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Institute of Asian Research Films.
Children of Bangkok and Azhari Alt — An
Acehnese University Student. Auditorium, Asian
Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Gerontology Colloquium.
Social Network Analysis as a Health Promotion
Technique Among Older Adults. Dr. Beverly
Burnside, Health Care and Epidemiology, UBC.
Room 1, Adult Education Research Centre,
5760 Toronto Rd. 1:30 p.m.
Linguistics Seminar.
Enriched Views of the Input: Prosody and
Context. Prof. Lila Gleitman, Graduate School
of Education, University of Pennsylvania. Room
D336, Buchanan Building. 3 p.m.
Biochemistry Seminar.
Control of Respiration in Cytochrome Oxidase
Containing Liposomes. Dr. Peter Nicholls,
Brock University. Lecture Hall 4, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
Prof Ron Walkey of Architecture is filmed by TV station CKVU for Vancouver
Show series on research at UBC. Prof.  Walkey was No. 3 in the series, which is
screened every two weeks. Next CKVU guest from UBC, on Feb. 28, will be Dr.
Steven Sacks, an assistant professor of medicine, who will be interviewed about
therapy for genital herpes.
Physics Collquium.
Collective Electrical Transport by Pinned
Charge Density Waves. W. Gil Clark, Physics,
UCLA. Room 201, Hennings Building. 4 p.m.
Institute of Asian Research Seminar.
Advanced Japanese Grammar and Lexicon for
Students in Japanese Composition Classes. Prof.
Matsuo Soga, Asian Studies, UBC. Part of the
Ohira Commemorative Program in Japanese
Research. Room 604, Asian Centre. 4 p.m.
Molecular Genetj.cs Seminar.
Applications for Synthetic DNA in Human
Genetics. Dr. R. Bruce Wallace, Molecular
Genetics, City of Hope Research Institute.
Lecture Hall 3, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
SUB Films.
Bam bi and Robin Hood. Shows are at 7 and
9:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Admission
is $1.50 per film. Auditorium, Student Union
Building. 7 p.m.
Urban Planning Lecture.
Planning Process and Urban Development. Ray
Spaxman. Director of Planning, City of
Vancouver. Room 102, Lasserre Buiding.
11:30 a.m.
UBC Wind Symphony.
Music of Dello Joio, Reed, Hindemith and
others directed by Martin Berinbaum. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Hillel House Speaker.
Canada-Israel Relations: An Israeli Perspective.
Uri Savir, Information Officer, Israel Embassy,
Ottawa. Hillel House. 12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Organization in Factor 9 Genes. Dr. K.
Kurachi, University of Washington. Parentcraft
Room, Grace Hospital. 1 p.m.
UBC Collegium Musicum.
Music of the 15th to 17th Centuries with co-
directors John Sawyer, Paul Douglas and John
Chappell. Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
The Prevention of Nuclear War.
A symposium on the^gumatkci ol nuclear war
is being sponsored by UBCsTfivision of
Continuing Medical Education, the B.C.
Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility
and the B.C. Chapter of Science for Peace. The
symposium continues on Sunday, March 6. For
registration information, call 228-2626. Lecture
Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. 8:30 a.m.
Guest Artist.
Music of Brahms and Schumnn performed by
Elly Ameling. soprano. Tickets are $10. For
further information, call 228-3113. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 8 p.m.
Notices . ..
Photography Show
Peter Thomas, medical photographer in the
Department of Biomedical Communications, has
a show of framed color prints up to 30 X 40" at
the Faculty Club. The photographs, which show
whales and seascapes, will be on display until
March 5.
Language Classes
Classes in conversational French and Spanish
will start the week of March 8. A special French
class for UBC faculty and staff will be offered
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. and a
program on Language Teaching Techniques will
also be given. For more information, call
Language Programs and Services, Centre for
Continuing Education at 228-2181, local 227.
Important UBC Dates
Feb. 17 and 18 — Mid-term Break. Lectures
and laboratories cancelled. Library,
departments and administrative offices remain
open. March 11 to 13 — Health Sciences Open
House. March 31  — Last day of classes for most
faculties. April 1 to 4 — Easter Weekend.
University closed. April 6 to 29 — Examination
period for most faculties.
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