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Inventive faculty tops in U.S. patents
UBC is the leading Canadian
university and one of the
top North American universities in receiving U.S.
patents, a recent survey shows.
UBC was 13th among North
American universities, tied with the
University of Michigan, with 22 U.S.
patents received in 1991, according
to the newsletter Intellectual Prop-
UBC scientist
finalist for
Biophysicist John Boyce, of
UBC's Dept. of Pathology, is one of
50 semifinalists selected by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for the
Canadian astronaut program.
The semifinalists are competing
for between four and six posts as
Canadian astronauts who will serve
on the international space station
Of the 50 semifinalists, eight are
women, CSA officials said. The ages of
the candidates range from 25 to 44.
The candidates were chosen from
5,330 applicants — 1,000 more than
during the first Canadian astronaut
recruitment campaign in 1983.
The list of 50 will be further reduced to 20. These candidates will
undergo detailed interviews, as well
as intensive psychological and physical examinations, at Ottawa's National Defence Medical Centre in late
May. The final selection will be announced in June.
Boyce, 36, is a native of Sudbury,
Ont. He received his PhD in Biophysics from the University of Western
Ontario in 1984 and joined UBC the
same year.
The CSA was established in 1990
with a mandate to promote the peaceful use and development of space for
the social and economic benefit of
UBC's presence is felt in the
community through health
services and programs.
Around & About, page 3
excerpt from a federal report
deals with conflict between
police and minoritles.Paoe 6
come within Inches of a
world collegiate soccer title.
Page 8
erty Happenings, published in Richmond, Va.
This puts UBC far ahead of any
other Canadian university (Toronto
and Alberta are the next highest, with
seven U.S. patents apiece) and ahead
of such large and prestigious American schools as Harvard, Princeton,
Texas A & M and Ohio State.
The new patents issued to UBC
researchers range from new cancer-
fighting drugs to a process that will
increase fuel efficiency of an internal
combustion engine.
James Murray, director of the Industry Liaison Office, credits UBC's
showing to a combination of leading
edge research and an aggressive
patenting policy.
"The figures are pretty impressive," he said. "When you consider
that we have a relatively modest $110
million in supported research, we
fare very, very favorably in comparison with universities in the U.S."
Unlike UBC, he said, some universities have no budget for patenting
new inventions, a process which can
take up to two years and cost $25,000
or more.
UBC also offers a generous royalty split, with 50 per cent of net
royalties accruing to the inventor, 33
per cent to the university and the
balance to the inventor's faculty.
"We work in partnership with faculty members," said Murray.
This is not the first year that UBC
has topped Canadian universities in
patents issued. Murray said there has
been a steady increase in the numbers
of patents issued to UBC researchers
since his office opened in 1984.
See AGGRESSIVE on Page 2
Star struck
Photo by Media Services
Canada's first woman in space, Roberta Bondar, is swamped by enthusiastic fans after participating in a public forum with fellow crew members of the space
shuttle Discovery at UBC on April 28. More than 500 people came to see the astronauts, who were on campus to hold debriefing sessions with the Canadian
scientists whose experiments they performed during NASA's first International Microgravity Laboratory (IML-1) mission, aboard Discovery last January.
Training puts doctors into rural practices
It's a job that offers, among its
perks, sport fishing, kayaking, swimming and canoeing against a backdrop of lush B.C. scenery. Sound like
Maybe, but few British
Columbians — or Canadians — are
standing in line to become primary
care physicians in rural communities.
The imbalance in physician-
population ratio is causing a crisis in Canada's health care system, according to the country's
provincial health ministers who
met in Banff, Alta. last January
to develop a nationally coordinated strategy for physician
resource management.
They plan to cut medical school
enrolments by 10 per cent nationwide as part of the solution to the
growing problem of too many doctors practicing in Canadian cities,
while rural areas suffer from a lack
of medical service.
But UBC has been creating a more
equitable distribution of physicians
throughout B.C. for the past decade.
Since 1982, the Faculty of Medicine's Family Practice Dept. has
trained doctors for rural practice
through its community-based residency training program.
Second-year residents are sent
to assist well-established family
physicians  practicing  in  rural
areas of the province. Training is
See SOCIAL on Page 2
Photo by Media Services
Dr. Carl Whiteside points out rural practice programs in B.C. 2   UBC REPORTS May 14.1992
Job Link helps students
search for summer jobs
Letters to the Editor
Hundreds of UBC students who
don't have summer jobs lined up are
instead lining up at Job Link, an
employment service run by the Alma
Mater Society.
"The summer job situation is even
worse than it was last year," said Job
Link co-ordinator Peter Gorgenyi.
He doesn't have to look far for
proof of that. Last year, 30 students
applied for his position at Job Link.
This year, there were more than 100
The official outlook is for summer
job vacancies to be down about 10 per
cent this year in the Vancouver area,
said Kimberly Phillips, student placement officer with the Canada Employment Centre on West Broadway.
With jobs scarce, Gorgenyi is asking employers, especially those who
don't normally hire students, to be
flexible and see if they can find space
for summer hirings.
Last summer, 2,000 students used
Job Link services, with 600 directly
placed into jobs and many more referred on to employers.
Summer jobs are also posted by
the Student Employment Centre in
Brock Hall, which is run by the Student Counselling and Resource Centre. As well, they offer part-time,
permanent and career placements.
Job Link acts as a screening service for employers, pre-interviewing
students to ensure they meet at least
the basic qualifications for posted
jobs before they are allowed to apply.
Gorgenyi said that, through Job
Link, employers can find a highly-
skilled, motivated workforce that offers "just about anything you want in
terms of qualifications."
According to Phillips, job skills
that are most in demand by employers include research, health care,
marketing, clerical and social services.
Job Link gives students a job-
posting board where they can find a
Photo by Media Services
line-up of hopefuls wait to speak to Job Link coordinator James Pflanz,
seated at right, at office in the SUB concourse.
wide range of positions, from high-
skilled, career-oriented jobs to homeowners who need someone to install
a closet space organizer or mow the
They can also receive advice on
everything from writing resumes to
preparing for interviews.
Job Link will operate until August
12 in the UBC Student Support office
in the concourse ofthe Student Union
To register, you must be a UBC
student with an active student number.
Employers who are interested in hiring students can contact Job Link by
phone at 822-5627 (UBC-JOBS) or
by fax at 822-6093.
Social isolation drives
doctors back to cities
Continued from Page 1
based on an experiential, independent, self-directed learning
Dr. Carl Whiteside is coordinator ofthe program. He says
medical schools could do more
to promote themselves and actively recruit students in rural
"It is clear to me that not only
Family Practice must continue
Aggressive policy
drives patent success
Continued from Page 1
"We'll probably see it continue to
grow," he said. "One ofthe successes
of our program is that we also try to
link to companies who can continue
to sponsor faculty research."
UBC is also active in the two
major university technology transfer
organizations in North America: the
Association of University Technology Managers, of which Murray is
the Canadian vice-president, and the
Licensing Executive Society of
Canada and the United States.
Some ofthe U.S. patents issued to
UBC researchers last year include:
— to Julia Levy, Dept. of Microbiology, and co-inventors Kevin
Steele and Anthea Stammers, a
method to immunize mammals
against tumors, licensed to Quadra
Logic Technologies
— to Robert Evans, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, a squish jet
chamber which modifies either the
piston or the cylinder of an internal
combustion engine to improve the
air/gas mixing, and subsequent engine efficiency
— to Ian Bakshi, Keith
Brimacombe, Indira Samarasekera,
all of the Centre for Metallurgical
Process Engineering, an improved
oil distribution system for the continuous casting of steel, which will
prevent steel from sticking to mould
—to Nicolas Jaeger, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, an integrated optics Pockel's cell high-voltage sensor, for the measurement of high voltage in power systems
— to David Michelson, a former
student in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, and businessman Helmut
Lanziner, a radar reflector to enhance
radar detection, intended for use as a
shore-based landmark for marine radar navigation
— to Brian Turrell, Dept. of Physics, and co-inventors outside the university, a new superconducting energy sensor and apparatus for the
detection of particles and radiation
training rural physicians."
Whiteside said. "The specialties
should also be looking at rural
training programs. Psychiatry
and Surgery are actively persuing
these goals at present."
Forty-five physicians have
graduated from UBC's nine-
month community-based residency training program since its
Seventy per cent of those graduates are now either practicing in a
rural community, doing rural lo-
cums or taking additional training
for rural practice. Many have joined
the practice they trained with,
Whiteside said.
B.C., Manitoba and Newfoundland lead the country with the most
expansive rural practice programs
UBC's first rural practice program was established in the Queen
Charlotte Islands. Currently, there
are 10 permanent training sites including Bella Coola, Hazelton,
Quesnel, Port McNeill, Williams
Lake, Gibsons, Creston, Revelstoke
and Duncan.
Whiteside acknowledges that
the social isolation physicians
can experience in a rural setting
may bring them back to the city.
In addition, rural doctors pay
higher rates of insurance because,
as family practitioners, they are trying to meet specialty needs, placing
them at greater risk where medical
and legal issues are concerned, he
Locum relief time is another issue facing rural practitioners. Once
they are in place, they are quite
often the only physicians available
to the community on a full-time
On the upside, there are those
' Jungle' says it all
This is a response to Malongo Mlozi's objection to the term "jungle" as
applied to Mahale National Park, Tanzania.
According to Webster's Dictionary, a jungle is a land covered with dense
growth of trees, tall vegetation, vines, etc., typically in tropical regions and
inhabited by predatory animals. I stayed in Mahale for a month and this
description fits much of the park area. It is a beautiful wilderness with
impenetrable vegetation, marauding lions and leopards and poisonous
snakes such as spitting cobras. Jon Page and I think that it is a biologist's
dream come true and hope to go back this year; Tanzanians should be proud
to have staved off the encroachment by developers of such a rich area of
biological diversity. It certainly cannot be compared to the residual
Endowment Lands (Discovery Park).
The word jungle is derived from Hindi (jangala) and comes from
Sanskrit. The use of the word predates its purported usage (Mlozi), in a
derogatory sense, by the great explorers, Vasco Da Gama and Livingstone
and others, by a few thousand years. It is a fitting word for some of the
remaining wild areas of India, Burma, Borneo, Colombia, Brazil and
Tanzania, often suggesting a region promising hardship, excitement and
discovery. That is why Japanese scientists have been studying the biology
of wild chimpanzees in Mahale for over twenty years. I find it hard to
believe that the word merely conjures up visions of naked people running
around (Mlozi).
There are not too many places left on this planet where a tourist can find
a wild tropical rain forest and I recommend that Malongo Mlozi visit
Mahale and try to penetrate into the hills behind the coastline. I would be
surprised if he does not discover that the word jungle is a useful way to
describe "a land overgrown with tangled vegetation, especially in the
tropics" (The Oxford Dictionary).
George Hugh Neil Towers
Professor Emeritus
Department of Botany
Mediation alive and well
I have just read the column entitled "Mediators sought for campus sexual
harassment cases" in the April 16th, 1992 issue of UBC Reports. It's
particularly encouraging to know that mediation is alive and well on the
UBC campus.
Sexual harassment is indeed a sensitive issue and I applaud the UBC
Sexual Harassment Office for having the insight to set up the Sexual
Harassment mediation panel.
I'm particularly pleased to note that: "two mediators, one male and one
female, are usually appointed to each case" and that: "because of the
amount of time it takes to develop skills through training and experience,
candidates would be asked for a two-year commitment." I believe that it is
very important for mediators to be gender balanced in a gender dispute. It's
also very important to recognize the skills necessary to do this work.
I am a mediator in private practise and board member of the Mediation
Development Association of British Columbia. Our mission is, in part, to
promote public awareness of mediation as a method of dispute resolution.
Articles such as this help to promote the awareness of this sensible and
economical alternative to the judicial system.
Thank you.
Ed Jackson, C.G.A.
Count Quebec in
The article by Charles Ker on "SSHRC merged with Canada Council"
ends with the sentence: "UBC's 56 per cent success rate for research grant
proposals to SSHRC over the past five years has consistently been the
highest in Canada (outside Quebec)." I think that this is somewhat
dishonest; it would be akin to saying "the highest in Canada (outside the
other nine provinces)." In addition, it would cause a Quebec resident to
question UBC's commitment to national unity. Surely Mr. Ker should have
written "...consistently been second to Quebec in Canada" rather than
implying that Quebec somehow ought not to be counted in any merit scale
(especially if it does better than you).
Yours sincerely,
Michael Smith
Director, Biotechnology Laboratory & Career Investigator
Medical Research Council of Canada UBC REPORTS May 14,1992
Rankings challenged
by Chemistry head
A study which reflects poorly on
chemistry departments at Canadian
universities contains errors and is biased towards U.S. researchers, says
Peter Legzdins, head of UBC's Chemistry Dept.
The study attempts to determine
the intellectual impact of the research
being done in each department by
looking at the number of times articles were cited in 300 leading chemical journals between 1984 and 1990.
The top 10 schools in the ranking
were all American; no Canadian university cracked the top 50. Alberta
topped Canadian schools, with 8.64
citations per paper. UBC placed eighth
among Canadian schools, with 7.62
citations per paper.
The study was conducted by the
Philadelphia-based Institute for Scientific Information.
"This method of analysing the
impact of research in Canadian chemistry departments is misleading at
best," said Legzdins.
He said he found errors in the data
after studying the report first-hand.
For example, listings for UBC's
Chemistry Dept. also included independent articles from the departments
of Animal Science, Biochemistry and
Botany as well as the Division of
Respiratory Medicine.
As well, some of the most-cited articles are general reviews of the literature
rather than specific summaries of current
research being done by the authors.
Legzdins also said that under this
analysis, the top 10 chemistry departments in Canada differ by about only
one citation per paper, a statistically
insignificant difference.
Legzdins also said the U.S. bias in
the data is acknowledged by the authors
ofthe study. U.S. journals exhibit higher
citations per paper on average than do
their foreign counterparts.
"I believe that factors such as the
calibre of the faculty and graduates, the
number of current scholarship holders
and the level of research funding provide a truer representation of the quality
of the science being done," he said.
"By these criteria the Dept. of Chemistry at UBC has been, and continues to
be, a consistent leader in Canada."
Photo by Gavin Wilson
Heritage in Wood
Admiring one of four house posts being carved for the First Nations Longhouse now under construction on West Mall
are, from left, Vince Stogan, a Storlo elder who sits on the Longhouse committee, and Verna Kirkness, director of the
First Nations House of Learning.
Faculty nominated for Women of Distinction
A dozen UBC faculty members
have been nominated for the 1992
Women of Distinction Awards.
The annual awards, sponsored by
the Vancouver YWCA, recognize
women who have made significant
contributions to the community in a
variety of fields including community and humanitarian service; arts
and culture; health and education;
and communications and public affairs.
"It is an honor for women who
are nominated," said Mary
MacDonald, chair of the Women of
Distinction Awards Planning Committee.
"More than 50 remarkable individuals were nominated last year.
Each of them has made an outstanding, positive impact on our community."
UBC dominates the health and
education category, with eight of
the 13 nominations accepted by
the awards planning committee.
The UBC nominees for the Ninth
Annual Women of Distinction
Awards are:
Catherine Backman, head of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Medicine; Dr. Lynn
Beattie, head of Geriatric Medicine;
Elaine Carty, associate professor,
School of Nursing; Janice Dillon,
associate clinical professor, Faculty
of Medicine; Mary Donlevy, clinical instructor, Family Practice;
Marketa Goetz-Stankiewicz, professor, Germanic Studies; Judith Hall,
head of Pediatrics; Sharon Manson
Willms, assistant professor, School
of Social Work; Margaret Norman,
professor, Pathology; Patricia
Patkau, associate professor, School
of Architecture; Judith Thiele, reference librarian, Crane Library; and
Catherine Vertesi, assistant dean,
Faculty of Commerce.
The awards will be presented on
May 21.
Around & About
is coming
UBC's Spring Congregation ceremonies will take place May 26 to 29.
In addition to thousands of academic degrees conferred on graduating students, 11 honorary degrees will be awarded to individuals who have made outstanding
and significant contributions to
society. As well, the recipients of
the University Teaching Prizes and
the President's Service Award for
Excellence will be named.
The eight ceremonies will be
held in the War Memorial Gym.
UBC helps maintain healthy communities
Children, seniors, families and
others in the Lower Mainland are
benefiting from community health
services offered through many of
UBC's faculties.
Free clinics, health studies and
counselling are among the many
services offered by UBC students,
faculty members and researchers on
and off campus.
UBC's Summer Dental Clinic
gives free treatment to about 800
children every May and June.
Busloads of youngsters arrive daily
to receive dental care they would
otherwise have to forgo because of
financial barriers.
Of course, the waiting room at
the clinic is a lively one.
"When you've got 25 children
receiving treatment in the clinic and
another 25 or more waiting, you'd
better keep the waiting group occupied or they'll wreak havoc," says
Dr. Jack Hann, assistant dean, Clinical Affairs, Faculty of Dentistry.
Videocassette movies and cartoons
turn out to be an effective way to
keep the children entertained while
they await their turn in the chair.
Last summer, 789 children from
Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, New
Westminster, Surrey and the Fraser
Valley received about $250,000 worth
of dental services at the clinic — an
average of $315 worth of health care
for each child.
Dentistry also runs a general clinic
during the academic year.
"From September through April
we treat people ^^^^^^^^
from five years of
age to 85," Hann
says. Patients at
this clinic are asked
to pay, but the rates are about one-
third the usual fees for dental services. "We keep the rates as low as
possible," says Hann, "particularly
for services such as dentures. Often
the seniors we're doing the work for
have very limited financial resources."
Hann stresses that the students receive many benefits from this type of
program, especially new skills, knowledge and confidence.
"The Summer Dental Clinic in particular provides a tremendous opportunity for students to develop their
skills in pediatric dentistry," he says.
There is also the satisfaction of
providing dental services to children
who would otherwise have to go with
out. Children of immigrants, new to
Canada, often exhibit a history of
little, if any, dental care, he says.
"Last summer, a young woman from
Vietnam came in needing extensive
root canal and restorative work," says
Hann. "I don't think she had ever had
any dental care. She really needed the
treatment, but there was no way her
"The students receive many benefits from this type of
program, especially new skills, knowledge and confidence."
family could afford it. We did four root
canals and all the surgery, probably
several thousand dollars worth of work,
for free. It's very satisfying to be able to
help people in such distress."
A co-operative initiative between
the departments of Family Practice
and Epidemiology also extends UBC
health care into the community. They
have teamed up to monitor medical
patients in the community during the
current period of spraying for gypsy
moth infestation in Vancouver.
Through a combination of random
and targeted testing in the community,
they are conducting a surveillance study
to see if there is a correlation between
periods of spraying and eye irritation,
respiratory symptoms or exacerbation
of pre-existing respiratory symptoms in
members of the public. Dr. Carl
Whiteside of Family Practice sees the
program as "both a community study
and a community service."
Researchers will also monitor Vancouver emergency wards and workers
involved in spraying for signs of eye
^^^^^^^^^^ irritation or respiratory symptoms.
The Dept. of
Family Practice
also operates a
campus clinic open to community
residents for general medical care.
Health care is not limited to medical
care, of course. One non-medical program taking UBC health care into the
community is the Pacific Spirit Child
and Family Services agency, a co-operative venture among the university's
School of Social Work, Dept of Housing, the Anglican Church and a number
of other outside funding sources.
The agency provides family support services to meet the needs of the
more than 2,000 residents of family
housing at UBC, as well as children
attending schools on the University
Endowment Lands and their families.
Services available at the agency
include child and family counselling, couples' counselling, crisis intervention and a family drop-in for
pre-schoolers and parents. A variety of group services is also offered,
including a single parent support
group and a coping with change
group for children, which addresses
changes such as moving to a new
city, the arrival of a new sibling and
death or divorce in the family.
Professor Kathryn McCannell of
the School of Social Work says the
agency, which has offices in the
Social Work Annex and the Acadia
Park Highrise, provides vital, accessible support to the community.
"One of the basic principles of
community health care is to have
services available close to home,"
she says, "as well as to build networks within the community, which
the agency facilitates."
These are just a few of the many
clinics and services that have been
established by UBC's faculties. They
allow faculty, researchers and students the opportunity to teach, learn
and conduct research in different
settings and offer the community a
chance to benefit from one of its
biggest educational institutions. 4    UBC REPORTS May 14.1992
May 17
May 30
SUNDAY, MAY 17   |
MOA Sunday Afternoon
French/Italian Solo Song
Of The Early 17th Century.
Performers: JonWalwick,
lute; Lisa Cardwell, soprano. Museum of Anthropology Great Hall from 2:30-
3:15pm. Free with Museum admission.
Call 822-5087.
Asian Research Seminar
Gender Representation In The Calendar
Art Of India: An Illustrated Lecture. Dr.
Patricia Uberoi, Centre for the Study of
Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Museum of
Anthropology Theatre Gallery from 12:30-
2pm. Call 822-4688.
UBC Senate Meeting
The Senate, UBC's academic Parliament,
meets at 8pm in Room 102 of the Curtis
(Faculty of Law) Building, 1822 East Mali.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
TBA. Reconstruction Service. Chair:
C.P. Duncan. Eye Care Centre Auditorium at 7:30am. Call 875-4646.
Microbiology Seminar
Characterization Of A Cellulose Binding Domain.
Neena Din, Microbiology.
Wesbrook201 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
UBC 1992 Main Campus Plan
Presentation. Andrew Brown, University
Planner; Roger du Toit, Chief Planning
Consultant; Peter Smith, Landscape Architect. Location: TBA. May 20 from
7:30-9:30pm. Call Kathleen Laird-Bums
at 822-4206 to confirm attendance.
Board of Governors' Meeting
UBC's Board of Governors is scheduled to
meet today in the Board Room on the
second floor of the Old Administration
Building, 6328 Memorial Rd. The open
session starts at 9am.
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For events in the period June 21 to July 18, notices must be submitted by UBC faculty or staff on proper Calendar forms no
later than noon on Tuesday, June 9, to the Community Relations Office, Room 207, 6328 Memorial Rd., Old Administration
Building. For more information call 822-3131. The next edition of UBC Reports with a Calendar will be published June 18.
Notices exceeding 35 words may be edited. The number of items for each faculty or department will be limited to four per issue.
Policy Centre Seminar
Engineering Education In Canada: The
Present Situation And The Need For Reform. Dr. Axel Meisen, Dean of Applied
Science. PonderosaH-123from12-1pm.
Call 822-2593/4860.
FRIDAY, MAY 22     \
Grand Rounds
Obstetrical Case Presentations. Drs. P.J.
Mitchell, D. Steele and
Al-Khotani. University
Hospital, Shaughnessy
Site D308 at 8am. Call
Paediatrics Resident Case
Clinical Pathological Conference. Dr.
Howard Liang. G.F. Strong Auditorium at 9am. Call A.C. Ferguson at
CHILD Research Group
Seminar Series
The Inclusion Of Special-Needs Children In Typical Early Childhood Settings with Eliana Tobias; Social Expertise In Early Childhood with Marion
Porath. Child Study Centre from 1-
3pm.  Call 822-5764.
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds
TBA. Trauma Service. Chair: R.N. Meek.
Eye Care Centre Auditorium at 7:30am.
Call 875-4646.
UBC Women's Resource
Centre Open House
Noon hourspeaker: Dr. Lynn Smith, Dean
of Law. From 12-4pm at WRC offices, #1
- 1144 Robson St. Refreshments. Call
Microbiology Seminar
Bacterial Processes In Phosphate Sequestering Wastewater Treatment. Dr.
Bill Ramey, Microbiology. Wesbrook 201
from 12:30-1:30pm. Call 822-3308.
FRIDAY, MAY 29    |
Grand Rounds
Infection/Premature Labour. Dr. David
Eschenbach, U. of Washington, Seattle.
University Hospital, Shaughnessy Site
Lecture Theatre D308 at 8am. Call 875-
Paediatrics Grand Rounds
Canadian Nutrition Recommendations For Fat
Intake - Are They Appropriate For Growing Children? Dr. Donald Spady,
Paediatrics, U. of California. G.F. Strong Auditorium at 9am. Call
CHILD Research Group
Seminar Series
Round Table Discussion: Directions/Implications. Child Study Centre from 1-
3pm. Call 822-5764.
UBC Campus Tours
Enjoy a free, walking tour of
UBC's gardens, galleries,
recreational facilities and
more. Drop-in tours leave
theTours& Information desk
in the Student Union Building at 10am and 1pm, weekdays. Other
times plus specialized tours for senior, children, ESL groups, persons with disabilities
and othergroups available by booking ahead
through Community Relations at 822-3777.
Campus Tours For
Prospective Students
School And College Liaison Office provide
tours ofthe campus most Friday mornings
for prospective students. Brock Hall 204D
at 9:30am. Advance registration required.
Call 822-4319.
Fine Arts Gallery
New exhibition: Roy
Kiyooka's "Hoarfrost Paintings." OpenTues.-Fri. from
10am-5pm. Saturdays
12pm-5pm. Free admission.   Main Library.   Call
Museum Of Anthropology
Eulachon: A Fish To Cure Humanity.
MOA Gallery 5, until May 24 only. Call
Executive Programmes
One/two day business seminars. May
19-29 series includes: Corporate Policy
Towards the Environment, $695; Executive's Computer, $550; New Manager Guidelines, $495; Engineer as
Manager, $895; Management Skills for
Maintenance Supervisors, $895. Call
Statistical Consulting/
Research Laboratory
SCARL is operated by the Department of Statistics to provide statistical advice to faculty and graduate
students working on research problems. Forms for appointments available in Ponderosa Annex C-210. Call
English Language Institute
English-speaking families needed to
host international students participating
in ELI programs for periods of two-six
weeks. Renumeration $21/night. Call
UBC Daycare Centres
UBC daycare centres have
space available immediately for 4- year-olds. Call
Orthodontic Patients Needed
Patients with minorcHthodontic(teeth straightening) problems are now being accepted for
assessment ref: suitability for treatment in
September. Call 822-2324/3567.
Laboratory Chemical Safety
Safe chemical storage, handling and disposal; lab inspections, emergency and
spill response. Half-day practical session
required. May 19-20, Chemistry250from
8:30am-12:30pm. Call 822-2029.
Sexual Harassment Office
Two advisors are available to discuss questions and concerns on the subject They are
prepared to help any member of the UBC
community who is being sexually harassed to
find a satisfactory resolution. Call Margaretha
Hoek or Jon Shapiro at 822-6353.
High Blood Pressure Clinic
Volunteers (over 18 years)
needed, treated or not, to
participate in clinical drug
trials. Call Dr. J. Wright or
Mrs. Nancy Ruedy in Medicine at 822-7134.
Seniors Hypertension Study
Volunteers aged 60-80 years with mild to
moderate hypertension, treated or not,
needed to participate in a high blood pressure study. Call Dr. Wright or Nancy
Ruedy in Medicine at 822-7134.
Drug Research Study
Volunteers required for Genital Herpes
Treatment Study. Sponsoring physician:
Dr. Stephen Sacks, Medicine/Infectious
Diseases. Call 822-7565.
Heart/Lung Response Study
At rest and during exercise. Volunteers of
all fitness levels required. No maximal
testing. Scheduled at your convenience.
Call Marijke Dallimore, School of Rehab.
Medicine, 822-7708.
Never-Married Childless
Women's Study
Research participants needed. Aged 40-60
years and satisfied with your life. Your contribution isvaluable. CallBarbaraBorycki.Coun-
selling Psychology at 666-0163 or 737-7037.
Single-Fathers Study
Single fathers with a child in Grades 4-5 or
9-10 are needed for a study of interaction
within families and between friends. Involves two sessions scheduled at your
convenience, with an honorarium of $20/
pair for each session. Call Dr. Larry
Walker in Psychology at 822-3006.
Parent/Adolescent Career
Development Study
Pairs of parents and teenagers needed
for a study on conversations about career choices and life directions. Two
interviews of up to 2 hours each. Honorarium, $40/pair following completion of
the second interview. Call Dr. Richard
Young in Counselling Psychology at
Retirement Study
Women concerned about retirement
planning needed for an 8-week Retirement Preparation seminar. Call Sara
Cornish in Counselling Psychology at
Personality Study
Volunteers aged 30 or more needed to
complete a personality questionnaire.
Required, 2 visits, about 3 hours total.
Participants receive a free personality
assessment and a $20 stipend. Call
Janice in Dr. Livesley's office, Psychiatry,
Detwiller 2N2,822-7895.
PMS Research Study
Volunteers needed for a study of an
investigational medication to treat PMS.
Call Doug Keller, Psychiatry, University
Hospital, Shaughnessy Site at 822-7318.
Memory Enhancement
Free program about strategies and techniques used to boost your spouse's
memory performance. Call Karen/Monica
at 822-2140.
Stress/Blood Pressure Study
Learn how your body responds to stress.
Call Dr. Wolfgang Linden in Psychology at
Surplus Equipment Recycling
Facility (SERF)
Used rebuilt IBM Selectric II correctable
typewriters for $400, while supplies last.
Disposal of all surplus items. Every
Wednesday, 12-5pm. Task Force Bldg.,
2352 Health Sciences Mall. Call 822-
Fitness Appraisal
Administered by Physical
Education and Recreation
through the John M.
Buchanan Fitness and
Research Centre. Students
$25, others $30. Call 822-
Botanical Garden
Open from 10am-6pm daily. Free admission Wednesday. Call 822-4208.
Nitobe Garden
Open Mon-Fri from 10am-
7pm. Open daily. Free
admission Wednesday.
Call 822-6038.
ubc Reports
Deadline for paid advertisements for the
May 26 issue is noon, May 19.
For information, phone 822-3131      To place an ad, phone 822-6163 UBC REPORTS May 14.1992       5
Take precautions to foil
thieves, campus urged
Location, location,
They've been described as the three
most important words
in real estate.
They are also three
important words to
consider when taking
precautions to secure
your campus valuables, according to
Joan Dickson, security
co-ordinator for Parking and Security Services (PASS).
The campus population should be especially
vigilant when it comes
to computers, she said.
"Earlier this month, five computers were stolen from two buildings on
campus during the course of a weekend," said Dickson.
"Although that's an unusually high
figure, it's an indication ofthe overall
security problem the university is facing, especially when it comes to computers."
Dickson said up until a couple of
years ago, audio/visual equipment
was the number one commodity on
campus among thieves. Today,
thieves walk away from UBC with an
average of two computers each month.
"In many cases, security measures
haven't kept up with the times. We
aren't dealing with relatively inexpensive typewriters any more. We're
talking about sophisticated machines
worth thousands of dollars."
Still, Dickson stressed there are
ways to protect your valuables on
campus, ranging from basics such as
engraving your equipment with an
RCMP "Operation Provident Identi-
Photo by Media Services
Corporal Dave Klassen with approximately $300,000 worth of
retrieved computer equipment stolen from UBC this year.
fication" number to a monitored electronic alarm system.
"Alarm systems installed through,
and monitored by PASS, will protect
specific items or areas," said Dickson.
"Patrols repond to intrusions on these
In addition, the UBC Bookstore
carries an alarm card which interfaces with the computer and howls if
the computer is moved when turned
off or unplugged.    This is a local
alarm which is not
Dickson said
when determining
location, several aspects should be considered.
Valuables, like
computers, should
not be placed next to
building exits. Windows should be inaccessible or protected and be covered with drapes or
Dickson said offices and labs that
house valuables
should be occupied
or supervised when
unlocked with restricted access.
"Users should also be encouraged
to challenge strangers," she added.
Physical restraints that can be used
include key operated deadbolt locks
and metal brackets or straps that secure the computer to the table.
"Computers are expensive items
that move very quickly on the black
market," said Dickson.
"These are just a few measures you
can take to secure your valuables."
Thefts on the rise
Lock it or lose it That's the message the university detachment of the
RCMP will be sending to members of
the campus community during a week-
long awareness campaign, which ends
May 18, aimed at preventing theft
from and of autos.
In 1991 there were 352 thefts
from autos on campus, up from 300
the previous year and 250 in 1989.
The number of stolen vehicles on
campus is also rising steadily. The
figures more than doubled in 1991
when 43 cars were reported stolen,
up from 21 reported in 1989.
For security tips, call the university detachment of the RCMP at
Photo by Gavin Wilson
Flower power
Purple Haze surrounds Wilf Nicholls, a research assistant at the
Botanical Garden, as he examines the university's latest gift to
B.C. gardeners. The Purple Haze penstemon, an evergreen sub-
shrub with masses of purple tubular flowers, is one of the two
plants released to Lower Mainland garden centres this spring by
the UBC Botanical Garden under their Plant Introduction
Scheme, and the first in the native plant program. "It's been
quite a success," Nicholls said. "A major housing development
ordered 10,000 and that's about it for this year." The other new
introduction is the Blue Ravine clematis, a deciduous vine with
spectacular, large blue flowers.
Surviving the Holocaust
Tapes illustrate how
prisoners coped
How did Holocaust survivors cope
with the daily emotional and physical
persecutions of concentration camp life?
Did they survive on sheer luck, on
their own, or rely on support from others?
UBC psychologist Peter Suedfeld
will analyse videotaped testimonials of
110 survivors to gain a better understanding of how they made it through
the experience and incorporated it into
their lives afterwards.
Suedfeld said while there have been
numerous books and articles based on
interviews with death-camp survivors,
none have been based on a systematic
content analysis. He said Holocaust
authors have generally picked themes
of interest and stayed clear of doing any
sort of quantitative research.
"We aren't looking to extract bits of
tape to fit our hypotheses," said Suedfeld.
"We'll be looking at all the material."
In particular, he will be looking at the
different coping techniques among people who were children, adolescents or
adults at the time. Suedfeld said he will
then examine how each group used the
experience to rebuild their lives.
This summer, a team of three researchers will review the tapes using a
10-page checklist gauging emotional
reactions, coping methods, social interactions, and other factors related positively or negatively to surviving and
overcoming the Holocaust experience.
The videotaped, two-hour interviews
have been compiled by UBC professor
and child psychiatrist Robert Krell over
the last decade. All the testimonials are
from residents of the Vancouver area.
Since 1978, Krell has helped organize an annual, two-day Holocaust education symposium on campus for some
1,000 B.C. high school students. The
event, which was held at the IRC Building earlier this month, includes lectures
from survivors themselves.
"It helps students to be more tolerant
and shows them what happens when
society is allowed to go out of control
and racism runs rampant," said Krell.
Suedfeld, whose book Psychology
and Torture was published in 1990, has
been researching how people cope under adverse conditions for the last 30
While most psychologists like to
refer to "stressful environments",
Suedfeld prefers the word "challenging". He believes that stress depends on
how people approach situations, not
merely on the situations themselves.
Food Service units operate Monday through Friday during the
summer months except SUBWAY CAFETERIA which operates
seven days a week.
ARTS 200 (in Buchanan)
OPEN July 6 - August 4
8:00 AM to 1:30 PM
7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
EDIBLES (in Scarfe)
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
until further notice
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
ROOTS - (in MacMillan)
CLOSED until September
CLOSED until September
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
CLOSED June, July, August
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
For information call Food Service Office 822-2616 6    UBC REPORTS May 14,1992
$1-million endowment
AIDS chair is first
of kind in Canada
UBC and the St. Paul's Hospital
Foundation have entered into a joint
agreement to establish an academic
chair for AIDS research.
The first of its kind in Canada, the
$1-million endowed chair will be located at St. Paul's, a UBC teaching
hospital which is among the top three
AIDS research hospitals in North
"I believe that this is one of the
most important fund-raising projects
we have embarked upon," said Terry
Salman, chair ofthe St. Paul's Hospital Foundation.
"This dreadful disease needs more
research funding in order to help ease
the pain and suffering caused by
The UBC Chair for AIDS Re
search will permit the university to
recruit a leading scientist who will
pioneer research into the syndrome,
and contribute to the education of
other professionals working in the
"The benefits to the community
from the research and teaching as a
result of this endowment will be substantial," said UBC President David
St. Paul's Hospital is the headquarters for the Canadian HIV Clinical Trials Network, which co-ordinates testing of all new AIDS drugs
and vaccines at five regional centres
The UBC Chair for AIDS Research will be jointly funded by the
St. Paul's Hospital Foundation and
the university.
The staff and volunteers ofthe Women's Resources Centre
cordially invite you to an
Open House
Wednesday, May 27th, from 12 noon to 4 pm
#1-1144 Robson Street, Vancouver
Speaker: Lynn Smith, Dean of Law, UBC
Come and see our new renovated surroundings!
Information Refreshments will be served.
Applications are invited for the position of Principal,
Green College, a new residential graduate college
which will open in September 1993 with funding from
Cecil Green and the Province. In addition to providing
living accommodation for 85 graduate students, 15
postdoctoral fellows and 5 visitors, there will be nonresident members of the College. The College is
expected to become a centre for interdisciplinary
activities on campus and to stimulate interactions with
scholars around the world.
The Principal must be a distinguished scholar with
qualities of leadership, integrity and humanity.
Administrative experience and community service
would be definite assets. The Principal must hold a
cross-appointment in a regular academic department.
Salary will commensurate with experience. The term
of the appointment will be 5 years, with the possibility
of renewal. The preferred starting date is January 1,
1993. The Principal will live in a house provided by
the College and play an active and stimulating role in
the day-to-day activities of the College and the larger
Letters of application accompanied by a curriculum
vitae and names and addresses of at least three referees
should be sent to John R. Grace, Dean, Faculty of
Graduate Studies, University of British Columbia,
#235-2075 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, Canada, V6T
1Z1 (fax 604-822-5802) before July 31, 1992. In
accordance with Canadian immigration requirements,
this advertisement is directed in the first instance to
Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The
University of British Columbia encourages qualified
women and minority applicants.
Searching for a Solution to
Police-Minority Conflict
Relations between the police and the members of
minority groups in
Canada have been the
focus of considerable public attention and scrutiny.
During the past 15 years there have
been no fewer than five official inquiries directly or indirectly related to
the relations between the police and
minority groups. In almost every region of Canada the ^^^^^^^
relations between police and ethno-cul-
tural groups are undergoing close examination.
Ethno-cultural    __^_^^^
and visible
minorites, women, gays, and lesbians charge that the communities in
which they live are over-policed,
that the police misuse their power
in relations with them, that they are
blamed for their own victimization
(blaming the victim), and that members of their communities are under-represented among the members of police organizations.
These patterns are regarded as
evidence of discriminatory treatment resulting from institutional
and personal racism. In other words,
in their relations with the police,
citizens who belong to these groups
believe that the police have placed
them in a category of "other" which
deserves less respect and is granted
less status, fewer rights, and more
obligations*than the police or other
members ofthe society's dominant
On the other hand, the police
complain about and are fearful of
the members of some groups.
When they were questioned recently about their greatest fears regarding the future, police officials
reported that they are fearful about
two issues: "...drug abuse and the
likelihood of collective violence from
disadvantaged "visible minorities.'"
When asked about the basis of
their fears, the police officials justified their fears with reference to
"...increased militancy in the pursuit
of political goals, manifest in obstructive and deliberate law-breaking, as well as open disrespect for
police carrying out their duties,"
though they were unable to provide
any concrete evidence in support of
their claims.
Police intercultural and race relations training is based upon assumptions about police organizations and
the individuals who work in them.
Because the police are the most visible embodiment of the society and its values, the relations
between them and minorities will continue to be
problematic, characterized by tension and conflict.
A first assumption is that police
organizations have adopted policies
and procedures which reflect and
perpetuate a society stratified on a
number of dimensions, including sex,
social class, skin color and ethnicity.
A second assumption is that, by
virtue of their recruitment and occupational socialization, police officers have learned to value and treat
people according to their location in
a socially stratified society.
A third assumption is that it is
possible to change the values and
behaviors of police officers, reducing the likelihood of conflict between
them and the communities they serve.
Addressing issues in police
intercultural and race relations training is a complicated task.
First, police intercultural and race
relations training takes place within a
particular corporate structure with a
relatively coherent set of interrelated
beliefs, values and practices. This is
sometimes referred to as the corporate culture of policing.
The second complicating factor is
that any attempt to change relations
between police and the communities
they serve by providing police officers with training in intercultural and
race relations must be sensitive to the
corresponding changes that must occur within police organizations.
A third factor making the task
complicated is the ambiguity surrounding some of the terms used.
The meaning of terms such as
intercultural, race, race relations,
and training is itself an issue — in
fact, a series of complicated and
interpenetrating issues.
It is important to recognize that
the meaning and significance attached to these terms is affected by
time, place and the context in which
any given term is used.
  The development
of effective procedures for recruiting,
training, rewarding,
and deploying members of police organi-
^^^^^^ zations and the development of grievance
and public complaints procedures
are important elements for improving the way that police organizations serve the public.
There are, nevertheless, limits
to the efficacy of such procedures.
Canadian police organizations
are part of a society in which people
are stigmatized on the basis of attributes such as skin color, religion,
social class, and sex. Thus, it seems
likely that, because the police are
the most visible embodiment of the
society and its values, the relations
between them and minorities will
continue to be problematic, characterized by tension and conflict.
Recognition of the limits of community policing, police selection,
preparation, and deployment should
not inhibit action in these areas, though
it does suggest that dramatic changes
are not likely to occur simply because
of their implementation.
Such procedures must be accompanied by other legal and educational mechanisms to ensure social justice for all Canadians.
Charles Ungerleider is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education. This an excerpt from a report he prepared in 1991 for the
Solicitor General of Canada on issues of police intercultural and race
relations training in Canada.
The University of British Columbia
Proposed Campus Plan
Main Campus Plan Presentation
Wednesday, May 20
7:30 - 9:30pm
O  Andrew Brown
University Planner
□ Slide Presentation
O   Roger du Toil O Discussion Period
Chief Planning Consultant
□  Peter Smith
Landscape Architect
Please confirm attendance.
Contact: Kathleen Laird-Burns, UBC Campus Planning and Development
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Kirkness to receive honorary degree from UWO
Verna Kirkness, director of UBC's
First Nations House j
of Learning, will re- I
ceive  an  honorary ]
degree from the University  of Western
Ontario on June 6 in
recognition  of her
outstanding  contributions to the education of First Nations
Kirkness began
her career as a teacher in Manitoba. She
later worked as a counsellor, curriculum consultant and education director.
She received a master's of education
from the University of Manitoba.
She has also served as the education
director for the National Indian Brotherhood in Ottawa, a researcher at the
House of Commons, and as a self-employed consultant on Native issues.
Kirkness joined UBC in 1981 as director of the Native Indian Teacher
Education Program and has been in her
current position since 1987.
In 1990 she was named Canadian
Educator of the Year by a national forum of students.
Dr. John Ruedy, head of Medicine, has been
appointed dean of Dalhousie University's Faculty of Medicine.
Ruedy joined UBC in 1978 as a professor in the
Dept. of Medicine. He served as ssociate dean of
Residency Training between 1982 and 1989.
A member and chair of numerous committees and agencies, Ruedy was the medical director of the B.C. Drug and Poison Information
Centre, and medical vice-president of the board
of directors for the Canadian Heart Foundation.
He is currently serving as the national director of the Canadian HIV Clinical Trials Network, which co-ordinates testing of all new
AIDS drugs and vaccines at several regional
centres across the country.
Ruedy's five-year term begins July 1.
University in New Orleans and a PhD in genetics from the University of Washington in
His area of special interest is computer applications in clinical genetics. Computer databases
developed by Friedman are currently used in
genetics clinics worldwide.
and sponsors research on all aspects of sustainable development It publishes a regular newsletter, an occasional research bulletin and holds
research seminars in the spring and fall.
Dr. Jan Friedman has
been appointed head of
UBC's Dept. of Medical
Genetics in the Faculty of
Medicine. His appointment was effective Feb. 1.
Friedman joined UBC
in 1986. He received his
MD and Master of Science degrees from Tulane
John Robinson, a professor in the Dept. of
Environment and Resource Studies at the University of Waterloo, will become director of
UBC's Sustainable Development Research Institute July 1.
Robinson currently teaches courses on Canadian energy policy, sustainable resource use
and environmental philosophy.
In the last five years, Robinson has worked
as a consultant for several Ontario committees
on energy and Ontario Hydro affairs, the Ontario Energy Board, Environment Canada, B.C.
Hydro, the federal Dept. of Energy Mines and
Resources and several coalitions of environmental groups.
Robinson is a research fellow of the International Federation of Institutes of Advanced Studies.
The Sustainable Development Research Institute at UBC, approved by Senate in 1991, initiates
Michael Smith, director of the
Biotechnology Laboratory and a professor
of Biochemisty, is the recipient ofthe Royal
Society of Canada's 1992 Flavelle Medal.
The medal, endowed in 1924 by financier and businessman Sir Joseph Wesley
Flavelle, is awarded for an outstanding contribution to the field
of biological science.
Smith is director of
the UBC-based Protein
Engineering Network,
part of the federal governments's Networks
of Centres of Excellence Program, created
to encourage Canadian
scientific research.
Awarded every two
years, several UBC faculty members are among
those previously honored with the FlavelleMedal.
The 1990 recipient of the award was UBC
Zoology professor Peter Hochachka.
Support sought in victim assistance program
The university detachment of the
RCMP is seeking community support to establish a Victims Assistance
Program for the University Endowment Lands and the UBC campus.
"The   endowment   land   area
presents us with a unique policing
challenge in that it comprises a diverse ethnic population which is
largely transient," said Const. Greg
Bishop who is spearheading the
Bilingual or multi-lingual volun-
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prices include G.S.T.) Tuesday, May 19 at noon is the deadline for the
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forthe following edition on June 18 is noon Tuesday, June 9. All ads must
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which is designed to assist victims of
violent and non-violent crimes, with
a special emphasis placed on victims
who do not speak English.
Volunteers must also meet a minimum age requirement of 18 and pass
a criminal records check. Training
will be provided by RCMP personnel, once an applicant has been accepted into the program.
Bishop said that although the de
tachment is not "overwhelmed" with
victims needing this type of assistance, the numbers are growing.
He stressed that because crimes
take place at all hours of the day and
night, participants in the program are
needed on an on-call basis, including
holidays and weekends.
Reported crimes involving non-
English speaking victims to date range
from stolen wallets to domestic disputes and break-ins, Bishop said.
He hopes that a Victims Assistance Program serving the
UEL will also be a resource for
other emergency response teams
in the area, such as fire and ambulance services.
Depending on community response to the call for volunteers,
Bishop plans to implement the program by September. For more information, call the university detachment of the RCMP at 224-1322.
Fast track managers brought
together in executive classroom
This month UBC is home to
about 20 fast track middle managers from Canada and abroad
who are being counted on to lead
their organizations into the 21st
The UBC Program for Executive Development is designed to
help tomorrow's business leaders come to grips with ever-
changing developments in the
global marketplace, said Program
Director Dan Gardiner.
"The program brings together
about 20 or 30 managers each
spring for a three-week experience that will shape their professional lives to come," said
Gardiner, a senior marketing instructor in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, which sponsors the program.
"Their interaction helps them
gain a new appreciation for issues beyond their own area of
Gardiner said the program's
core faculty are chosen for their
ability to convey and interpret
the latest developments in man
agement to practicing managers.
They include UBC faculty members as well as guest speakers
and experts from business, government and other academic institutions.
Participants in the program,
which is now in its fifth year,
spend six days a week in a classroom setting delving into such
areas as economics, marketing,
finance, industrial relations and
human resource management. In
addition,  special elective  ses
sions have been included in this
year's offering.
Bruna Giacomazzi, vice-president of personal banking for the
Hongkong Bank of Canada, and a
past program participant, said her
expperience was an intellectually stimulating one.
"It offers a practical application to the real world, and generates positive ideas for your business and yourself," she added.
This year's program runs
through May 22nd.
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Place second at world tournament
Missed opportunities cost soccer T-Birds
If men's soccer coach Dick Mosher
complains of a ringing in his ears, it
would be understandable.
Mosher watched several T-Bird
shots go clanging off the cross bar
from close range during the championship game at the World Collegiate
Soccer Championships in El Paso,
Tex. May 3.
The T-Birds lost the game, 1-0, to
Sao Paolo, Brazil, as the result of a
goal at the 61st minute mark.
"Sometimes you need a break or
two to win at this game, and Brazil
got the crucial break that decided the
outcome of the tournament," Mosher
Mosher expressed his disappointment at finishing second in the eight-
team tournament. However, he felt
his players were well prepared and
gave it their best shot against some
world-class competition.
The T-Birds advanced to the final
by virtue of victories over the University of Tokai, Japan, Purdue University and the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
Three     members     of     the
Thunderbirds emerged as tournament
all-world team all-stars: Ric
Celebrini, who scored six goals, a
tournament record; goaltender Pat
Onstad, who gave up only two goals
in the four games UBC competed in;
and Mark Watson, who was noted for
his strong defensive play.
Celebrini has since signed with
the Vancouver 86ers of the Canadian
Soccer League and is one of nine
graduating team members who are
moving on.
"We're entering a rebuilding
phase," said Mosher. "However I
have a number of outstanding recruits on line and feel we'll be back
back in the thick of things next year.
'This will obviously be a much
younger team. However, the newcomers will be in the very capable
hands of assistant coach Dave Partridge, who will take over next season
while I spend a year doing research."
Another member of soccer's
graduating class is Mosher's son,
Mike. He is co-captain of the Canadian Olympic soccer team that is
currently attempting to qualify for
the games in Barcelona.
Photo by Marcello Pavan
UBC's Mike Mosher attempts to direct header past Purdue keeper at World Collegiate Championships.
J.D. Jackson Japan bound?
J.D. Jackson wasn't able to join
the Thunderbird basketball team for
a series of exhibition games in Japan
this month.
His presence there is being felt,
The men's squad is currently in
Kyoto at the invitation of Ritsumeikan
University for a five-game series of
exhibition games through May 18th
without Jackson, who has joined the
national team for an Olympic qualifying tournament in Portland in July.
The T-Birds had games scheduled
against Ritsumeikan University, three
all-star teams, and Matsushita — a
company league team fielded by
"Matsushita has expressed an interest in signing Jackson and he's
interested in hearing what they have
to say," said T-Birds head coach Bruce
The company league is the closest
thing to a professional basketball league
in Japan, explained Enns, and each team
is allowed to field two imports.
Photo by Steve Chan
J. D. Jackson, right, goes up against Ian Minifee of Calgary.
"J.D. wants to play somewhere
professionally next year, and playing
in Japan just might be the right opportunity for him."
Enns said as a member of the
national team, Jackson has had
quite a bit of exposure in Japan
and is extremely popular there.
He added that although it's unfortunate that Jackson was unable to accompany the
Thunderbirds on this trip, his
exploits on the hardwood are
well-known in Japan.
Not to mention here at home.
Jackson, who is graduating this
year with a Bachelor of Physical Education degree, finished his CIAU basketball career as the all-time leading
scorer in UBC history with 3,585
The four-time, all-Canadian was
named the outstanding men's basketball player in the Canadian
Interuniversity Athletic Union
(CIAU) this season and captured the
Bobby Gaul Award as UBC's top
graduating male athlete.
The Kyoto tournament is the last
hurrah for several prominent graduating T-Birds, including team captain Jason Leslie.
"This is my swan song as a
Thunderbird, and a very special occasion," said Leslie.
"It's unfortunate that J.D. was unable to join us. I would have liked to
close out my career playing with him."
Although the T-Birds were beaten
by Brock University, the eventual
champions, at this year's national
championships in Halifax, Enns said
his team played its best basketball
down the stretch.
"You have to give Brock credit,
we were beaten by a very good team
in the final four," Enns reflected.
"But that's in the past. Our trip to
Japan represents the last opportunity
we'll have to savor the company of a
solid core of graduating players. And
we plan to enjoy it."
Notice to all Graduate Students
On Friday, May 22, 1992 the Graduate Student
Society (GSS) Electoral Standing Committee will send to
you at your departmental address a package of information
and balloting material for the three referendum questions
listed below. You have until Friday June 12,1992 at 3:00pm
to return your balloting material to the GSS general office.
Balloting instructions and information sheets will be included
with the material sent to you.
In order for the results of these referenda to be
binding, 10% of the GSS membership (approximately 550
people) must vote. In order for a referendum question to be
passed, 50% plus one of the votes cast must be cast in
favour of the question.
If you have any questions, please contact the GSS
general office at 822-3203, 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday
through Friday.
Referendum Question #1
ARE YOU IN FAVOUR OF of keeping the regular Lounge
and food service in full operation during the period of May to
August 1992? YES _ NO _
Referendum Question #2
WHEREAS the Graduate Student Society has not increased
its operating fee since 1968, while the cost of living has
increased 339% during that time, crippling your Society's
ability to function, and
WHEREAS the Society wishes to increase the services it
offers to its members (e.g. an expanded ombudsoffice, more
publications, more social and intellectual programs),
ARE YOU IN FAVOUR OF increasing the Graduate Student
Society operating fee by $8.00 from $25.00 per year to
$33.00 per year for the purposes of: offering increased
services to graduate students, catching up with the increased operating costs due to inflation, and paying off the
accumulated Lounge debt? YES  NO	
Referendum Question #3
WHEREAS the Graduate Student Society (GSS) took over
all the operations of the Graduate Student Association
(GSA) in 1982, and
WHEREAS the Alma Mater Society continues to collect the
GSA fee and forwards it to the GSS, and
WHEREAS this is a needless bit of paper shuffling,
ARE YOU IN FAVOUR OF of transferring the $1.00 per year
Graduate Student Association fee to the Graduate Student
Society fee (this results in no increase in the amount of fees
graduate students pay)? YES  NO	


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