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Faculty top marks
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Community team focuses
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VOLUME    46     I     NUMBER    I     |    JANUARY    13,    2000
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THE    UNIVERSITY    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA       _^^_
zooming in  Kate, a four-year-old visitor to UBC's Biosciences Electron Microscopy Facility, takes her first peek at
magnified tree bark through one ofthe lab's imaging instruments. The facility provides all medical and biological
scientists at UBC and the Lower Mainland with access to microscope instrumentation and techniques. Last year, more
than 650 individuals used the lab which is directed by Elaine Humphrey. HilaryThomson photo
New look launches new year
Design aimed at updating university information source
the first issue of the year 2000
marks the debut of a new ubc Reports.
This redesign of the twice-
monthly tabloid is intended to
make the publication a reflection of
the university it serves. Designer
Peter Cocking has developed a design that is elegant, modern and
open but with a strong sense of
tradition.
Over the past year, we surveyed
the campus community about the
paper, soliciting your opinions
about everything from content to
appearance.
You told us you liked the mix of
news, events and features but encouraged us to cover more topical
issues, research and community
outreach stories and profile faculty, staff and students.
We'll be launching some new
features in the months ahead.
It's our aim to encourage dialogue on issues of importance to
the university community. That's
STRIKE INFORMATION
See www.ubc.ca under News and
Events, Strike Information for
updates.
why we'll brief you from time to
time on issues in the news at other
universities and highlight ubc experts who are helping to raise the
level of debate in local and national media in a new feature called
"Headliners." We'll point you to
items of interest on the Web in
"Reading list."
A university is a meeting of
minds, a place for the free exchange of ideas and opinions.
That's where you come in.
We encourage you to contribute
through letters to the editor or
opinion pieces on current issues.
We hope that our efforts to
improve ubc Reports respond to
your needs. We welcome your
comments.
Close the gap,
presidents say
The province needs to
increase funding to stop
education erosion, say
university leaders
B.C.'S   UNIVERSITY   PRESIDENTS
are calling on the provincial
government to close a $54 million system-wide funding gap
which they say is eroding the
quality of university education in
British Columbia.
The educators are asking for a
minimum five per cent increase in
the provincial operating grant for
2000/01 and a reinvestment in
research support with a 15 per cent
research innovation grant for each
federal research dollar attracted
into the province by university
researchers.
"If British Columbia is serious
about increasing its capacity to be
a national leader in knowledge
development and innovation in
the 21st century the empirical
evidence indicates we are heading
in the wrong direction at the
wrong time," the presidents say in
a report submitted to the Ministry
of Advanced Education, Training
and Technology.
A comparison with 16 other
Canadian universities shows that
while B.C. universities receive
more than the national average in
operating grants per student from
their provincial government, they
receive less in tuition per student,
resulting in an overall shortfall of
$440 for each of the 123,745 stu
dents enrolled this year, totalling
about $54 million.
The report, a joint operating
budget submission for 2000/01,
was prepared by The University
Presidents' Council, which represents B.C.'s six universities—the
University of British Columbia,
Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, University of
Northern British Columbia,
Royal Roads University and the
Technical University of British
Columbia.
"The government has a right to
set whatever tuition policy it
wants," ubc President Martha
Piper told the Vancouver Sun editorial board last month. "But we're
saying that if they do that, they
have to fund it properly. This is not
a cost-free policy."
The results of this growing
"investment gap" are becoming
all too evident, the presidents say,
and include inadequate spaces
for qualified applicants, overcrowded classes at all levels, a
rapidly deteriorating student/
faculty ratio resulting from unfilled faculty positions, course
cancellations and reduced course
availability, and deteriorating
lecture, lab and study environments.
The restored funding would
address three main areas:
• increasing levels of student
demand for access to quality
educational programs;
• providing additional support to
continue   the   expansion   of
see Funding, page 2
No plans for 'human robots, says expert
From operating rooms to outer space, real robots are
designed to perform single, specialized tasks
by Andy Poon staff writer
remember the popular cartoon
series The Jetsons with Rosie the
Robot? Well, even now in the 21st
century, a ubc robotics expert
rules out expecting a robot maid in
your home anytime soon.
"In terms of the Bicentennial
Man, don't hold your breath," says
Tim Salcudean, referring to the
latest flick starring Robin Williams
as an android that experiences
emotions and creative thought.
Salcudean, a leading robotics
researcher and professor in the
Dept. of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, says while much
progress has been made in developing automation, there are factors
holding back a human-like robot.
"This dream of building a robot
that will replace humans is very far
off," he says. "We are able to pro-
Excavator motion simulator
duce robots that can do one thing
very well but nothing that can
match the flexibility and intelligence of a human."
Since arriving at ubc almost a
decade ago, Salcudean has been
busy applying robotics to a variety
of fields, with his latest efforts
directed towards improving tools
for medical diagnosis and surgery.
He and his team of researchers
at the university's Robotics and
Control Laboratory focus much of
their work on the human interface
between man and machines
instead of trying to replace
humans outright with robots.
In collaboration with heart
surgeons from St. Paul's Hospital,
see Robots, page 2 I  UBC  REPORTS  |  JANUARY I 3 , 2000
Funding gap
Continued from page 1
available spaces for students
in B.C. universities;
• investing further in the research capabilities ofthe universities to increase the innovative capacity of British
Columbia.
In response to this revitalized commitment to university
education, the universities offer
their commitment to an increase in enrolments within the
university system of 1,000 full-
time students in the 2000/01
academic year; a move to restore the student/faculty ratios
prevalent in 1995/96; an increase in library and associated
acquisitions; renewed emphasis on providing clean, safe and
well-equipped classrooms, laboratories and study spaces; and
a 25 per cent increase in federally funded research awards
over the next three years.
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more information
The complete budget submission
and a related document can be
found at www.ubc.ca/
news_events/news/
1ggg-12-0g.html
LETTERS
Setting record straight
Editor:
The story in the Nov. 25,1999 ubc
Reports will bring greater awareness of Huntington Disease and
genetic testing. I would, however,
like to clarify my current research.
As a post-doctoral fellow with
the Centre for Applied Ethics, I
work with Dr. Michael Burgess
(Chair in Biomedical Ethics) and
other colleagues in the Ethics
and Cienetics Research Group.
My doctoral research in Sociology was part of a larger study
headed up by medical anthropologist William McKellin and conducted in collaboration with
world-renowned researcher, Medical Genetics Prof. Michael Hayden
and members of the Huntington
Disease Predictive Testing Research Ciroup.
Prof. Brian Elliott (Head, Dept.
of Anthropology and Sociology)
was my senior supervisor.
I am grateful to all for their support and collaboration.
Sue Cox
Centre for Applied Ethics
Cramming not learning
Editor:
I picked up the latest issue of ubc
Reports (Dec. 9, 1999) and had to
shake my head at the caption for
the front page picture "Cram That
Exam."
While it may be cute, I do not
believe that a university publication should be fighting against the
faculty's efforts to break students
of their cramming. This institution
is about learning and "crammin'
ain't learnin.'"
Mark MacLean
Mathematics Dept.
Robots work
Continued from page 1
Salcudean is working on cardiac
stabilization techniques that will
allow coronary bypass surgery
without having to stop the heart.
"You get all kinds of bad side
effects from stopping the heart
and using the cardio-pulmonary
bypass machine—all leading to
increased recovery times," Salcudean says.
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that can hold the coronary bypass
site still while the heart is beating.
Prototypes for more extensive
studies and a commercialization
plan are in the works.
Another new technique involves
the use of a robot that tracks the
motion ofthe coronary bypass site
and provides a moving platform
for the surgeon's hands to brace
against. The platform moves in
sync with the heart and keeps the
surgeon's hands at a fixed position
from the surgical site allowing delicate tasks to be accomplished
with accuracy.
Salcudean has also been working
on the development of small robots
that can push back the user's hand
to endow virtual objects seen on
the screen with physical properties
such as mass and stiffness.
With applications ranging from
computer games to computer-aided design, technology patented by
ubc was purchased and is used by
Immersion Corp. of San Jose, Calif.
MORE INFORMATION
See the Robotics and Control
Laboratory Web site at
www. ee. ubc.ca/rcl
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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Open Forum
Students • Staff • Faculty
Future UBC
Tuition Policy
An open discussion ofthe principles guiding
UBC's Tuition Policy.
Tuesday, Jan. 18,2000
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Wesbrook 201
Thursday, Jan. 27,2000
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Buchanan A-104
http://www.oldadm.ubc.ca/tuitionpolicy UBC  REPORTS  |  JANUARY  13,  2QOO  |  3
Ground-breaking program
centred on student choices
works of wood Cones, curves and spheres constructed in the UBC
Carpentry Shop decorate the newest campus eatery, 99 Chairs, which opens
this week in the former site ofTrekkers. UBC Food Services acting director
Andrew Parr says the new facility, complete with fireplace, contemporary
design and comfortable furniture, will offer specialty coffees, beer, wine and
extended hours. The structures are the biggest millwork project ever
undertaken in the carpentry shop according to head carpenter, Paul Shaw.
Twenty carpenters worked with a variety of maple, veneer and plastic
laminates. Dianne Longson photo
ubc, telus form
strategic alliance
Partnership will help forge
future of communications
technology
the university of British Columbia and telus have agreed to
a five-year strategic alliance to
support communications research
and provide telecommunications
services to the university.
The partnership is valued at $4.1
million to the university and is
expected to provide about $30 million in potential business to telus
over the five-year term.
"This unique alliance is an
example of an innovative partnership that promotes research on
campus," said ubc President Martha Piper. "By working closely with
telus, our university is not only
keeping abreast of the communications technology evolution, we
are helping to forge its future."
The alliance involves collaboration in wireless communications
research, cooperation in the development of ubc's information technology services and campus-wide
provisioning ofthe latest telecommunications technology. Specifically, the strategic alliance will:
• establish the telus Mobility
Industrial Research Chair with a
$500,000 pledge;
• provide funding from telus for
research in advanced communications technologies;
• establish a fund to support
information technology on
campus;
• provide ubc an opportunity to
be used as a beta site to test new
telecommunications technologies;
• provide ubc with products on a
"best prices, products and practices" basis;
• enable both parties to benefit
from access to industry experts
and specialists.
Under the alliance, ubc will
largely use telus products and
services, however, students, faculty and staff may choose telus or
another supplier for personal telecommunications services.
"telus has long been a strong
supporter of ubc and education
generally," said Brian Canfield,
telus's president and ceo. "Our alliance with the university provides
us an ideal partner to help us hone
and improve our technologies and
education sector service skills to
the benefit of both parties."
In Integrated Sciences, students tailor their course of
study to pursue a path of interdisciplinary discovery
by Andy Poon staff writer
in only its second year, the Integrated Sciences Program (isp) has
garnered strong support from students and faculty alike, spawning a
student association devoted to the
program and winning high praise
from participants for its flexible
and highly interactive teaching approach.
By giving students the chance to
learn "things that will stay" with
them, the unique program offered
by the Faculty of Science has
quickly become one of the most
popular undergraduate learning
environments on campus.
"In a lot ofthe more traditional
courses, what we often end up doing is just memorizing facts and
then forgetting them soon after,"
says Yvette Lu, a fourth-year Science student in isp. "It is very important to learn how to approach
problems and analyse things from
an interdisciplinary point of view
—to learn things that will stay
with you after the course. That's
what isp does."
isp's approach is to give students
the flexibility to build a personalized interdisciplinary course of
study that reflects their career interests. Students can select courses
offered by various departments
along with specially designed upper-level integration courses on
topics that incorporate material
from a broad range of disciplines.
These courses are designed to
help students develop skills in science, teamwork and communication. For example, isci 311, "The
Size of Things," examines the consequences of size and scale on biological, chemical, physical and geographical processes in nature.
"The integration courses put
students in an environment where
the subjects are less important.
Rather it is the cross-disciplinary
and discovery approach that is important," says ispdirector, Zoology
Prof. John Gosline.
isp is offered as an option for
students in the last two years of
their four-year Science undergraduate degree program.
Successful applicants must
clearly show why they wish to pursue the program: an essay on their
educational goals, a complete history of course-work completed,
and an outline ofthe courses that
they will need to take to achieve
their goals are necessary components of their application.
"One ofthe things about isp is
that it is student-centred and the
professors are very open to what
we have to say," says Lu. "We design our programs, we pick the
courses we want to take but we
have to have a clear line of thought
behind our choices."
The 21-year-old—who plans on
pursuing a career in medicine—is
the president ofthe Integrated Sci
ences Association, an AMS-regis-
tered student association that was
created by students in the inaugural isp class.
"We want to see if we can keep
the bond that was established in
that first Integrated Science course
— because if we can keep that, the
discussions will remain rich in and
outside the classroom," says Lu.
Gosline, who collaborates with
associate dean of Science Lome
Whitehead to teach an integration
course on scientific measurement,
says that the courses' interactive
format allows the professors to
learn from students and each other.
"The students see us working
together to come to an understanding right in front of them —
there's no script in advance but instead we work at the problems together in front ofthe students and
with the students," says Gosline.
That sense of spontaneity and
discovery will be tested even further when Earth and Ocean Sciences Assoc. Prof. Kurt Grimm
leads a group of isp students to the
Baja Peninsula in February.
During the field course, students will work on their own research projects to study earth as
an integrated living system, work
on group exercises and teach each
other what they have learned.
"That's where the magic really
happens—when the students start
teaching each other and their
instructors," says Grimm. "Once
they learn the nuts and bolts, you
can see them make that leap and
start engaging in that process of
discovery."
Innovative educator
chosen as new dean
Future dean looks forward
to working with dynamic
faculty to create new
possibilities in education
robert tierney, an internationally renowned and innovative educator, has been named dean of
Education at the University of British Columbia. His selection follows
an extensive national and international search and broad community consultation.
Prof. Tierney is currently director of the School of Teaching and
Learning, College of Education at
Ohio State University. He will take
up his position at ubc in April.
"This is a superb appointment,"
says Barry McBride, vice-president,
Academic and Provost. "Dr. Tierney
brings to ubc an outstanding scholarly reputation, strong administrative skills and experience, and a
progressive vision for the Faculty of
Education."
Tierney, who studied education
and taught in his native Australia,
earned a master's degree and PhD
in education at the University of
Georgia.
"I share the values and goals
espoused in ubc's mission statement. Trek 2000, and am well aware
of the work of its committed, dynamic and renowned Faculty of Education," Tierney says. "The faculty
has a significant and supportive
role to play locally, nationally and
internationally. By working together with schools, government and
communities we can make major
contributions and create new possibilities in education."
His scholarly engagements have
included   issues   of teacher  re-
New Education Dean Robert Tierney
search, university-school collaborations, teacher change, classroom-based assessment and
socio-political dimensions of
schooling.
Tierney s areas of special focus
have been literacy education and
development across subject areas,
literacy assessment and the changing nature of literacy learning with
shifts in technology.
He replaces Dean Nancy Shee-
han who is stepping down after
heading the Faculty of Education
for 13 years.
The Faculty of Education, which
comprises four departments, the
School of Human Kinetics and
four centres, is one of Canada's
leading education research faculties.
With an annual operating budget of $18 million and external
research support averaging $2 million annually, some 150 full-time
professorial and 250 part-time
staff deliver programs to approximately 1,300 undergraduate and
1,200 graduate students. 4  |  UBC  REPORTS  |  JANUARY 13,  2000
MONDAY, JAN.  \y
Member Speaker Series
Vaclav Havel And The Czech
Republic: 10 Years After The Velvet
Revolution. Marekjacina, Law. Green
College at 5:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Green College Special Lecture
What Is Conversation, And Why Did
Fur Traders Care! Laura Murray,
English. Green College at 7:30pm. Call
822-1878.
TUESDAY, JAN.   |8
Computer Science Invited
Speaker Seminar
Beyond Realism: Aesthetics In Image
Synthesis. David Salesin, Microsoft.
cicsk/cs 208 from n:3oam-ipm.
Refreshments. Call 822-0557.
Centre For Chinese
Research Seminar
Family Values Change In the Pearl
River Delta. PK. Ip, Institute of Asian
Research, ck Choi 129 from 12:30-
2pm. Call 822-2629.
Nursing Rounds
Nurses' Views Of Their Working
Environment: Implications For Their
Work With Abused Women. Assoc.
Prof. Angela Henderson, ubc Hosp.,
Koerner Pavilion, T-206 from 3-4pm.
Call 822-7453.
Geography Colloquium
Vancouver Stories: Creating A New
Exhibit. Joan SeidI, Vancouver
Museum. Geography 201 at 3:30pm.
Call 822-5904.
Applied Ethics Colloquium Series
Global Ecological Integrity And
Human Health. Colin Soskolne,
Epidemiology, Public Health Sciences,
U of Alberta. Angus 413 from 4-6pm.
Call 822-5139.
Theatre At UBC
The Way OfThe World. Arne Zaslove,
director. Frederic Wood Theatre at
7:30pm. Continues to Jan. 29. (Jan. 19
$6); adults $16; students/seniors $10.
Call 822-2678.
Centre For Chinese Research
Seminar
Precious Volumes: An Introduction
To Chinese Sectarian Scriptures From
The Sixteenth And Seventeenth
Centuries. Daniel L. Overmyer, Asian
Studies. CK Choi 120 from 4:30-6pm.
Call 822-2629.
Medieval And Renaissance Lecture
After The Plague: Towns, Guilds,
Plays. Anne Higgens, English, sfu.
Green College at 4:30pm. Call 822-
1878.
Conference
Constructive Engagements: Gender,
Ethnicity And Class. Bridget
O'Laughlin, Deborah Fink, keynote
speakers. Green College at 7:30pm.
Registration fee. To register
www.arts.ubc.ca/anso/menzies/
KCG.htm or call Charles R. Menzies
822-2240.
St. John's College Speaker Series
Why Was Darwin Believed? The
Origin Of Species And The Problem
calendar
JANUARY     I 6    THROUGH     JANUARY    29
Sing Tao School of Journalism
Brown Bag Lunch
Where To Get. Story Ideas Your Boss
Will Love. Michael Cooke, editor-in-
chief. The Province. Sing Tao 104 from
i2:30-2pm. www.journalism.ubc.ca or
call 822-6688.
Modern Chemistry Seminar
Conjugated Polymers As Sensors,
Wires And Antennas. Prof. Timothy
M. Swager, Chemistry, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. Chemistry B-
250 at 1pm. Refreshments at 12:40pm.
Call 822-3057.
Green College Speaker Series
An Introductory Talk From Our
Writer-In-Residence. Lynn Coady,
writer. Green College at 5pm.
Reception, Coach House from 6-
6:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Museum Of Anthropology
Public Program
Sacred Art OfThe Mandalas. Tibetan
Monks, Dzongkar Choede Monastery.
moa from 7-8:3opm. Call 822-4604.
WEDNESDAY, JAN.  19
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Intimidation In Education: A Review
And Interactive Session. Larry
Axelrod. vgh, Eye Care Centre Aud. at
7am. Call 875-4192.
UBC Teaching Community Seminar
Action Research. Harry Hubball,
Centre for Teaching and Academic
Growth/Curriculum Studies, tag
seminar room from 9-nam. To
register www.cstudies.ubc.ca/facdev/
or call 822-9149.
Research In Women's
Studies Colloquium
Documentary filmmaking In China.
Yue-Qing Yang. Women's Studies'
lounge from i2:30-i:3opm. Call 822-
9173-
Asian Studies Noon Lecture Series
Queer Fences: Sexuality In
Contemporary Hong Kong Cinema.
Helen Hok-Sze Leung. Asian Centre
604 from i2:30-2pm. Call 822-9266.
Geography Outreach Seminar
Colonizing An Estuary. Cole Harris.
Richmond Nature Park at 7:30pm.
Refreshments. Call 822-3534; 273-
7015-
Conference
Studying Whiteness: What's The
Point? Karen Brodkin, keynote
speaker. Green College at 7:30pm.
Registration fee. To register
www.arts.ubc.ca/anso/menzies/
RCG.htm or call Charles R. Menzies
822-2240.
Senate Meeting
Regular meeting ofthe Senate. Curtis
102 at 8pm. Call 822-2951.
THURSDAY, JAN. 20
Board Of Governors' Meeting
Open session begins at 8am. oab
Board and Senate room. Fifteen
tickets available on first-come, first-
served basis upon application to
Board Secretary 24 hrs. before each
meeting. To confirm date and time,
check www.bog.ubc.ca. Call 822-2127.
Peter Wall Institute Theme
Development Workshop
Qualitative Research In Genetics And
Ethics. Mike Burgess, chair,
Biomedical Ethics, Centre for Applied
Ethics. University Centre 307 from
i2:30-2pm. To register call Sue Cox
822-0536.
Centre For Feminist Legal
Studies Lecture
What Does Poverty Have To Do With
Violence Against Women? Lee Lake-
man, Vancouver Rape and Women's
Shelter. Curtis 157 from i2:30-2pm.
Call 822-6523.
Religious Studies And Comparative
Literature Seminar
Religion After Religion: Gershom
Scholem, Mircea Eliade And Henry
Corbin At Eranos. Steven M.
Wasserstrom, Reed College.
Buchanan D-113 from 2:3o-4pm. Call
822-2889.
Of Intellectual Revolution. John
Angus Campbell, Communication, U
of Memphis. St. John's College
Fairmont Social Lounge at 7:30pm.
Call 822-8781.
FRIDAY, JAN. 21
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Fight Or Flight? Physiology And
Adaptation To Air Travel. Andrew
Macnab, Critical Care, B.C.'s
Children's Hosp. gf Strong Aud. from
9-ioam. Call 875-2307.
Fish 500 Seminar
Time Modeled As An Explicit Feature
To Quantify Habitat Quality And
Preference Of Chinook Salmon In
Western Lake Ontario At Two Time
Scales. Denis Roy, Earth and Ocean
Sciences. Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room
at 11:30am. Refreshments at 11am. Call
822-2731.
Centre Forjapanese
Research Seminar
From Civilization And Enlightenment
To Good Wives And Wise Mothers:
Education For Two Generations Of
Meiji Women. Patricia Tsurumi, honorary research associate, ck Choi 120
from i2:30-2pm. Call 822-2629.
Religious Studies And Comparative
Literature Lecture
Sharing Secrets: Esotericism And
Interconfessionalism In The 12th
century. Steven M. Wasserstrom,
Religious Studies, Reed College.
Buchanan D-238 at 12:30pm. Call 822-
2889.
Mathematics Colloquium
Small Scale Asymptotic Models For
Large Scale Simulations Of Turbulent
Pre-mixed Flames. Prof. Anne
Bourlioux, U of Montreal. Math 100 at
3:30pm. Refreshments Math Annex
1115 at 3:15pm. Call 822-2666.
Chemical Engineering Weekly
Seminar
Use Of Polymers In Wastewater
Sludge Dewatering. Hongmei Zhao.
ChemEng 206 at 3:30pm. Call 822-
3238.
Conference
Social Inequality, Local Processes And
Global Systems. Thomas Patterson;
Gerald Sider, keynote speakers. Green
College at 7:30pm. Registration fee. To
register www.arts.ubc.ca/anso/
menzies/hcg.htm, e-mail:
aims@interchange.ubc.ca or call
Charles R. Menzies 822-2240.
SATURDAY, JAN.  22
Conference
Practical Applications Of Integrative,
Complementary And Alternative
Medicine. Various Speakers. First
Nations Longhouse conference hall
from 8am-4:i5pm. Registration fees
include continental breakfast,
refreshments, lunch. To register
www.ams.ubc.ca/aims or call 822-
8085.
Conference
Towards A Politically Engaged Anthropology. Gavin Smith, keynote
speaker. Green College at 7:30pm.
Registration fee. To register
www.arts.ubc.ca/anso/menzies/
hcg.htm or call Charles R. Menzies
822-2240.
Vancouver Institute Lecture
Confronting The Microbe Menace.
Prof. Brett Finlay, Biological Sciences.
irc#2 at 8:15pm. Call 822-3131.
SUNDAY, JAN.  23
Museum Of Anthropology
Public Program
Sacred Art OfThe Mandalas. Tibetan
Monks, Dzongkar Choede Monastery.
moa at 2pm. Call 822-4604.
MONDAY, JAN. 24
Member Speaker Series
The Naked World Bank: nud*ist
Software And Revealing Poverty.
Sarah Koch-Schulte, Community and
Regional Planning. Green College at
5:30pm. Call 822-1878.
Thematic Lecture Series:
Myths Of Nations
Aspects Of Czecho-Slovak Identity.
Jiri Holub, Charles U. Green College at
7:30pm. Call 822-1878.
TUESDAY, JAN. 25
Fire And Ice 2000
Chili Cook-Off Contest, irc from
n:30am-2pm. Continues Jan. 26.
Entry deadline: Jan. 19. E-mail:
campbell@foodserv.ubc.ca or call 822-
1812.
Sing Tao School of Journalism
Special Lecture
Canadian Newspapers Are Becoming
Increasingly Opinionated. Should We
Worry? Duart Farquharson, former
foreign correspondent, Southam
News. Sing Tao 104 from i2:30-2pm.
Call 822-6688.
UBC Teaching Community Seminar
Increasing Student Participation In
Lecture-Based Classes. Eleanor Boyle,
Capilano College, tag seminar room
from 2-4pm. To register
www.cstudies.ubc.ca/facdev/ or call
822-9149.
Green College Speaker Series
Girls, Tools And Schools: What's Sex
Got To Do With It? Mary Bryson,
Education. Green College at 5pm.
Reception from 6-6:3opm. Call 822-
1878.
Museum Of Anthropology
Exhibit Opening
Raven's Reprise: Contemporary Works
By First Nations Artists. Various
artists, moa at 7pm. Call 822-5087.
Museum Of Anthropology
Gallery Opening
Northwest Coast Gallery Opening.
Various artists, moa at 7pm. Call 822-
5087.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 26
Orthopedics Grand Rounds
Computerized Assisted Knee
Replacement: Background And New
Proposal. Bas Masri, Kevin Inkpen.
vgh. Eye Care Centre Aud. at 7am.
Call 875-4192.
IX Annual UBC Arts Graduate
Students' Conference
Articulating Ambivalent Legacies.
Various speakers. Green College.
Continues to Jan. 28. To register
e-mail: agsc_ubc@hotmail.com or
438-8904.
Asian Studies Noon Lecture Series
Barrister Baty: Japan Vs. The League
Of Nations. Prof. Peter Obias, Tokyo U
of Foreign Studies. Asian Centre 604
from i2:30-2pm. Call 822-9266.
Geography Colloquium
Flows, Patterns And Sediment
Suspension Over Dunes In The Fraser
Valley. Paul Villard. Geography 201 at
3:30pm. Call 822-5904.
Institute of Asian Research Seminar
Globalization And The Transformation Of Asian Societies: Dollars And
A Lot of Dead Fish: Consequences Ui
The Integration Of Gujarat's Fishery
Into The Global Market. Derek
Johnson, U of Guelph. ck Choi 120
from 4:30-6pm. Call 822-2629.
THURSDAY, JAN.  2J
Centre for India And Southeast
Asia Research Film
From The Ground Up. Evelyn
Nodwell, anthropologist, producer, ck
Choi 120 from i2:30-2pm. Call 822-
2629.
Agricultural Sciences Slide Show
An Arctic Winter Sanctuary. Assoc.
Prof. Michael Pitt, Kathleen Pitt,
ITServices. ForSciences 1221 from
i2:30-2:3opm. Call 822-1219.
Fine Arts/Joan Carlisle Lecture
Digital Visual Culture: Taking Stock
After The Hype. Martin Lister, head,
Cultural and Media Studies, Newport
School of Art and Design. Lasserre
102 from i2:30-2:30pm. Call 822-2757.
Biostatistics/SFU Seminar Series
A Linkage Disequilibrium (ld) Study
In The Newfoundland Population
Reduces The Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
(1) (bbsi) Interval To One Centimetre.
Terry-Lynn Young, Medicine,
Memorial U; William S. Davidson,
dean, Science; Molecular Biology and
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on campus and offcampus within the Lower Mainland. Calendar items must
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covers the period Jan. 30 to Feb. 12—is noon, Jan. 18. UBC     REPORTS      |     JANUARY     13,     2000
Parkinson's Research
A research team from ubc is asking
for the assistance of people with
Parkinson's to participate in research.
This research is aimed at understanding how Parkinson's may affect
complex activities such as managing
multiple tasks. Participation involves
performing fairly simple tasks, some
of which involve responding verbally
to computer screen displays. The
general goal of this work is to develop
effective methods of coping with
Parkinson's. If you are a healthy
person ofthe age 50 years or older, we
are also in need of several people to
participate in this study as part of a
non-Parkinson's comparison group. If
you would like to participate or
require more information, please
contact Todd Woodward, Psychology,
822-3227.
Museum Of Anthropology
Exhibition
Objects Of Intrigue. Continues to
March 31. A Break In The Ice: Inuit
Prints From The Linda J. Lemmens
Collection. Continues to Feb 2.
Attributed to Edenshaw: Identifying
The Hand OfThe Artist. Continues to
Feb. 13. Three Case Studies. Northwest
Coast Art. Continues to August.
Raven's Reprise: Contemporary Works
by First Nations Artists. Jan. 26-Jan. 14
2001. Philippine Pottery From The
Tecson Collection. Continues to April.
www.moa.ubc.ca or call 822-5087 or
822-5950.
A northern saw-whet owl perches on a vine maple outside the University Services
Building. The size of a robin, the tiny bird is one ofthe more unusual avian visitors to
campus in the winter. Interested in learning more about local birdlife? Registration is
underway at the UBC BirdCoopfor a two-day birding clinic on Feb. 26 and 27. For
information call Athletics and Recreation at (604) 822-6000. Martin Dee photo
Biochemistry, sfu. sfu campus, Math
and Statistics K-9509 at 3:30pm. Call
822-0570.
Genetics Graduate Program
Seminar Series
Adenoviral-Mediated Gene Transfer
OfThe Human Lipoprotein Lipase
Gene. Kate Ashbourne. Wesbrook 201
at 3:30pm. Refreshments. Call 822-
8764.
Law And Society Panel Discussion
Law And Society Issues In The 21st
Century. Margot Young, chair; various
round-table members. Green College
at 5pm. Call 822-1878.
St. John's College Speaker Series
Global Water Issues. David Brooks,
International Development Research
Centre. St. John's College Lecture Hall
1080 at 5:15pm. Call 822-8781.
FRIDAY, JAN. 28
Pediatric Grand Rounds Site Wide
Upshots From The Vaccine Centre.
Dr. David Scheifele, Pediatrics;
director, Vaccine Evaluation Centre.
gf Strong Aud. from g-ioam. Call 875-
2307.
Fish 500 Seminar
Trial Of New Side-Looking Fisheries
Sonars In The Southern Strait Of
Georgia. MarkTrevorrow, ios-dfo.
Hut B-8, Ralf Yorque Room at
11:30am. Refreshments at nam. Call
822-2731.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
An In Vitro-Retrovirus Model To
Decipher The Mechanisms Governing
Blood Cell Maturation And Lineage
Commitment. Asst. Prof. Kelly
McNagny, Biomedical Research
Centre. Cunningham 160 from 12:30-
1:30pm. Call 822-7795.
Chemical Engineering Weekly
Seminar
Enhanced Fermentation Of Spent
Sulfite Liquor Using A Recombinant
Saccharomyces Strain. ChemEng 206
at 3:30pm. Call 822-3238.
NOTICES
Research Study
EcoRisk Research unit is seeking
ubc staff members to volunteer for
a research study investigating
public perceptions about the
benefits and risks of space
exploration. A booklet and
questionnaire will be campus-
mailed to you to complete at your
convenience. Call Joseph 822-9261.
Premenstrual Asthma Study
ubc/SL Paul's Hosp. researchers are
seeking females with asthma and
regular menstrual cycles for a study
on estrogen's effects on asthma
symptoms and lung function. Must
be 18-45 years of age, non-smokers,
and not taking birth control pills.
Honorarium and free peak flow meter
provided. If interested, please call 875-
2886.
Sexual Assault Research
The Anxiety and Fear Laboratory in
the Dept. of Psychology requires
female volunteers who have
experienced unwanted sexual activity
to participate in a research project. If
you have ever had sex with someone
when you didn't want to, because the
other person continued the event
when you said no, forced or
threatened to force you, or because
you were given alcohol or drugs, and
you would be interested in helping us
with our research, please call 822-
9028. Confidentiality and privacy
protected.
Child Behaviour Research
How do parents see challenging child
behaviours? We are asking parents of
■ seven-14 year olds to tell us by
completing an anonymous, 30-
minute questionnaire. You can
receive the results. Please call Assoc.
Prof. Johnston's lab, 822-9037.
Psychology Study
We are seeking healthy eight-12 year
olds and their mothers to take part in
a psychology study to find out more
about how children learn about hurts
and pains. For more information, call
Prof. Craig's lab at 822-5280.
Traumatic Stress Clinic
Psychologists conducting research at
the Traumatic Stress Clinic at ubc
Psychiatry are offering free treatment
to people suffering from Post-
Traumatic Stress Disorder (ptsd).
ptsd is caused by events such as
physical or sexual assault, and motor
vehicle accidents. Call the Traumatic
Stress Clinic at 822-8040.
UBC Zen Society
Zazen (sitting meditation) each
Tuesday from i:30-2:20pm while
classes in session. Asian Centre Tea
Gallery. All welcome. Call 822-2573.
Bike Workshop
Free bike care clinic with Jason Addy,
master bike mechanic, sub loading
dock, room 41, every Wednesday from
6pm-7pm. Call 822-BIKE.
Bike Repair Party
Help repair and paint public bikes
and learn as you go. MacMillan (sw
corner), every Tuesday from 4-8pm.
Call 822-4566.
Vancouver Team Handball
Looking for players at all levels.
Osborne Gym, Fridays from 7-gpm.
Call 222-2074 or visit handball-
bc.hypermart.net.
TRIUMF Public Tours
Tours are available every Wednesday
and Friday to April 28 starting at
1pm and lasting approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
Group tours may be arranged by
calling the triumf Information
Office 222-7355.
U BC Campus Tours
Walking tours ofthe campus available
upon request. E-mail melissa.picher<§>
ubc.ca or call the Ceremonies Office
at 822-0949 to book a time.
AMS Rentsline
Helping students find housing since
1993, the ams Rentsline is ubc's off-
campus housing registry. This service
gives students access to hundreds of
rental listings, and landlords access to
thousands of students looking for
housing. You can call the Rentsline
from any touchtone phone 24 hours a
day, 365 days a year. Call 714-4848.
Pride UBC Alumni Search
Out In The Millennium: Celebrating
20 years Of Outweek (1980-2000).
This event is for our current glbt
members and alumni, as well as our
friends and allies. Call Amar (co-
chair) 222-3542.
Faculty Women's Club
The Faculty Women's Club brings
together women connected to the
university either through their work
or that of their spouses, for social
activities and lectures. The main
purpose ofthe Faculty Women's Club
is to raise funds for student scholarships. There are 19 different interest
groups within the club, ranging from
art appreciation and bridge to hiking.
Do come and join us! Call Barbara
Tait, president 224-0938; Gwyneth
Westwick, membership 263-6612.
Twin Research
Are you, or do you know a female
adult twin? We are studying the
relationship types of fraternal and
identical female twins. If you can help
by completing some questionnaires
and being interviewed about
relationships, please e-mail:
tmacbeth@cortex.psych.ubc.ca or call
Tannis MacBeth, Psychology at 822
4826.
Research Study
Hard-of-hearing university students
are invited to discuss their post-
secondary experiences for a PhD
study. Involves interviews and the
option of jotting down thoughts twice
weekly over a three-week period.
Honorarium to be provided. Contact
Ruth Warick, graduate student, in the
Dept. of Educational Services, ubc,
Phone/FAX 224-4198 or e-mail
rwarick@interchange.ubc.ca.
UBC Utilities Advisory Notice
ubc Utilities regularly performs
maintenance work on underground
piping and electrical systems. Work
sites are always blocked off with
appropriate signs and barriers,
however sometimes unauthorized
individuals remove these signs and
barriers. Please approach work sites
cautiously and respect signs and/or
work crew instructions to avoid
potential harm. Potential hazards
including falling, electrical shock,
burns, and other harmful events. If
you have any questions concerning a
ubc Utilities work site, please call
822-9445.
Parents with Babies
Have you ever wondered how babies
learn to talk? Help us find out! We are
looking for parents with babies
between four to 21 months of age,
including babies raised in a bilingual
home, to participate in language
development studies. If you are
interested in bringing your baby for a
one-hour visit, please call Prof. Janet
Werker's Infant Studies Centre,
Psychology, 822-6408 (ask for Kate).
Parents With Toddlers
Did you know your child is a word-
learning expert? Help us learn how
children come to be so skilled at
learning new words. We are looking
for children (two-four years old) and
their parent(s) to participate in
language studies. If you are interested
in bringing your child for a 45-minute
visit, please call Asst. Prof. Geoffrey
Hall's Language Development Centre,
Psychology, 822-9294 (ask for Kelley).
BC SMILE
The British Columbia Seniors
Medication Information Line (bc
smile), answered by licensed
pharmacists, is a free telephone
hotline established to assist seniors,
their families and caregivers with any
medication-related questions
including side effects, drug
interactions, and the misuses of
prescription and non-prescription
drugs when it is not possible to direct
such questions to their regular
pharmacist or physician. Monday to
Friday ioam-4pm. Call 822-1330 or e-
mail smileubcfWunixg.ubc.ca.
Statistical Consulting And Research
Lab (SCARL)
scarl offers statistical advice and
long or short-term assistance to
researchers. Resources include
expertise in many areas of statistical
methodology and a variety of
statistical software, www.stat.ubc.ca/
~scarl, e-mail: scarl@stat.ubc.ca or
call 822-4037.
UBC Fencing Club
ubc Fencing Club meets every
Tuesday 7-9pm and Sunday 2-5pm in
Osborne Gym a. Learn decisionmaking, poise and control. Newcomers welcome. Drop-in fee. Leave
message at 878-7060.
Chan Centre Tours
Free tours of the Chan Centre for the
Performing Arts are held every Thursday. Participants are asked to meet in
the Chan Centre main lobby at lpm.
Special group tours can be booked
through www.chancentre.com or at
822-1815.
Got A Stepfather?
17-23 years old? Love him, hate him or
indifferent, you qualify. $10 for 30-
minute anonymous questionnaire,
student or non-student, mailed
survey, gamachetfinterchange.ubcca
or Susan at 822-4919.
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THE    UNIVERSITY   OF   BRITISH    COLUMBIA
UBC Policy #72 on Tuition Fees
Notice regarding UBC Policy #72 on Tuition Fees
The University of British Columbia wishes to establish a set of principles
and a revised policy on which to base future tuition fees. With this intent,
a Committee on Tuition Policy was established on July 8,1998 to recommend a set of principles, which it did in its Final Report dated April 26,
1999. These principles have subsequently formed the basis of a draft revision to ubc Policy #72 on Tuition Fees, which is currently before the
Board of Governors. These two documents are available on the ubc
website:
http://www.oldadm.ubc.ca/tuitionpolicy
In addition, the draft revision is set forth below. The draft revision to
ubc Policy #72 is based on the principles outlined in the Committee report. In summary, these are as follows:
• In a public university, the tuition fees paid by students and the Provincial grant together provide the funding to cover the cost of offering
degree programs.
• Different degree programs have different delivery costs, which should
be considered in establishing the tuition levels of each program.
• Within broad categories of degree programs, students should pay tuition fees that reflect the same percentage ofthe program cost.
• Tuition levels in research-based graduate programs should reflect the
collegial relationship between faculty and students who jointly develop
new ideas and approaches, whereas in other programs tuition fees
should reflect the more traditional student-teacher relationship.
• Tuition levels of domestic students should reflect the subsidy provided
by the Provincial grant to the cost of their instruction.
• In a public university, sufficient financial assistance should be available, as needed, for students to pay tuition. Funding for financial
assistance should come from a variety of sources, including tuition fee
revenue.
The Board has requested that the University consult widely with respect to the draft revision to ubc Policy #72. The University welcomes
comments on this revision. Comments should be received by February 15,
2000, and may be directed to: tuitionpolicy@exchange.ubc.ca
It is the University's goal that no Domestic Student be denied access to
University Programs because of inability to pay. The University recognizes that access to Programs can be restricted in two fundamentally
different ways. Access to Programs can be limited by the size ofthe provincial grant to the University, which in turn limits the number of
Domestic Student positions that can be offered. Second, access to Programs can be limited by the tuition fees set by the University, which can
in turn limit the number of qualified students who can afford to pay
them. All avenues of potential revenue will be explored to keep tuition
fee increases as low as possible and additional financial aid will be made
available from tuition fee increases.
Some percentage of tuition fee increases should be put directly into the
delivery of the Programs to which they apply.
Procedures
Setting Tuition Rates Across Program Categories
The proportion ofthe Program costs paid by students in the form of tuition should vary for each ofthe following four categories: (1)
Undergraduate Programs; (2) Post-Baccalaureate Programs; (3) Research-
Based Graduate Programs; and (4) Professional Graduate Programs. The
lowest proportion of Program costs per student should be paid by students in Research-Based Graduate Programs, followed by those in
Undergraduate Programs, followed by those in Post-Baccalaureate Programs, followed by those in Professional Graduate Programs.
Form in Which Tuition Fees Should be Charged
While the tuition levels for all Programs should be based on Program
costs, how they are charged to students should depend on the category of
Program. For all Undergraduate Programs, tuition fees should be charged
on a per-credit basis, with the per-credit tuition fee charged on the basis
ofthe student's Program rather than the specific courses attended. For all
Professional Graduate Programs and for most Research-Based Graduate
Programs and Post-Baccalaureate Programs, a set tuition fee should continue to be charged for the student's Program.
Draft
Policy #72: Tuition Fees
Approved: May 1995
Draft Reviewed: November 1999
responsible vice president: Vice President Academic, Vice President
Students
Preamble
In accordance with the University Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 468, as amended,
the University's Board of Governors is authorized to determine the University's tuition fees. This policy sets forth the principles according to
which such tuition fees shall be set, subject only to any applicable overriding legislation. The University of British Columbia is a public
university that relies on financial support from government to carry out
its mission. The University will continue to advocate public investment
in post-secondary education and to support financial accessibility ofthe
university system. Public funding will be supplemented by tuition as is
necessary to provide students with a quality of education equal to that of
the best public universities in the world as endorsed in the University's
mission statement.
Purpose
The purpose of this Policy is to enunciate the manner in which the University will:
• establish tuition fee levels in new Programs;
• review tuition fee levels in existing Programs; and
• determine changes to tuition fee levels from year to year.
Policy
Tuition fee levels shall be based upon a framework that generally relates
tuition fee levels for each Program to the Program cost per student. Tuition will be set as a proportion ofthe Program cost that is determined by
the Board of Governors to be appropriate for students in the Program.
Setting Tuition Rates:
For Professional Graduate Programs
The proportion of Program costs paid by students as tuition in Professional Graduate Programs may vary by specific Program. In order for an
individual department, school, or faculty to initiate a change in the proportion of Program costs from the proportion established above for
Professional Graduate Programs generally, the initiating unit must (1) indicate the basis on which the specific Program should be deemed a
Professional Graduate Program; (2) recommend a tuition fee level for
both Domestic Students and International Students in that Professional
Graduate Program; (3) provide an analysis ofthe demand for that Professional Graduate Program at the recommended tuition fee level, fully
considering competition from other Programs and their tuition levels; (4)
provide a plan for distributing a specific proportion ofthe tuition fees to
that Professional Graduate Program; (5) provide a financial assistance
plan for students in that Professional Graduate Program, including all
funding sources for financial assistance and any expectations about the
use of existing University funds for graduate student assistance; and (6) if
the recommended proportion of Program costs paid by Domestic Students as tuition is less than 100%, provide a rationale as to why that
Professional Graduate Program should receive financial support from the
University.
For Domestic Students and International Students
Except in the case of Research-Based Graduate Programs, the proportion
of Program costs paid by individual students should depend on whether
they are Domestic Students or International Students. For a given Undergraduate Program, Post-Baccalaureate Program, or Professional Graduate
Program, Domestic Students should pay a lower proportion of Program
costs than International Students. International Students in Undergraduate Programs, Post-Baccalaureate Programs, and Professional Graduate
Programs should pay tuition fees that cover at least the complete costs of
providing the Program. 8     |      UBC     REPORTS      |     JANUARY     13,     2000
THE     UNIVERSITY    OF     BRITISH     COLUMBIA     |      UBC     POLICY    #72    AND     #128
Recognizing that the University's Research-Based Graduate Programs
encompass activities that benefit from the presence of International Students who can bring with them new ideas and techniques, Domestic
Students and International Students in Research-Based Graduate Programs should pay the same proportion of Program costs.
Competitive Factors in Setting Tuition Fees
The tuition levels and financial assistance established at the University
should take into account the tuition levels and financial assistance at
other universities with which the University competes for students, both
within Canada and internationally.
Financial Assistance
Some percentage of tuition increases should be put into need-based,
financial assistance. This is in addition to the base level of financial assistance currently in place based on existing tuition levels. The size of this
percentage should be determined only after detailed modeling has been
conducted that examines the amount of additional financial assistance
that is needed in Programs having significant tuition increases.
The University will work with external sources of student aid and
financial awards, including both the federal and provincial government to
ensure that fair student aid policies are put in place.
Compensating for Changes in the Provincial Grant and in Program Costs
Consistent with the provisions of this policy, changes in the provincial
grant in constant dollars per weighted full-time equivalent student
should be reflected by adjustments to tuition fee levels. Constant dollars
should be calculated using an inflation index appropriate to the University including imposed and regulatory costs, e.g. mandated increases in
the cost of benefits.
Changes in the costs of delivering Programs over time should be reflected by adjustments to the tuition fee levels for these Programs
according to the framework set forth above to the extent that adjustments to the provincial grant do not compensate for these changes.
Consultation, Communication, and Accountability
Tuition fees should be developed in consultation with the various constituencies within the University and within suitable timelines. The
University should establish a tuition schedule that is published well in
advance ofthe academic year to which it applies.
The University should communicate, in a timely manner, full information about the types and amounts of financial assistance available to
potential applicants.
Furthermore, the University should ensure that specific offers of financial assistance are made to admitted students in a timely manner.
Annual budget allocations and expenditures within the University, arising from all sources of revenue including tuition revenue, should involve
openness and accountability to all constituencies. Therefore any tuition
fee increases should be accounted for in terms of their benefits to students.
Definitions
University - The University of British Columbia
Program - a program of studies leading to a specific degree (eg. MSc
(Genetic Counselling); BA; BASc; and MD) upon graduation.
Domestic Students - students who are Canadian citizens or Canadian
landed immigrants.
International Students - students other than Domestic Students.
Undergraduate Programs - all Programs in which Bachelor level degrees
are awarded upon graduation (e.g. BA; BSc; BASc), save for the exceptions
noted under Post-Baccalaureate Programs immediately below.
Post-Raccalaureate Programs - those Programs in which the following
degrees are awarded upon graduation: LLB; MD; DMD; BEd
Research-Based Graduate Programs - all Programs in which Master's or
Doctoral level degrees are awarded upon graduation (eg. MA; MSc; MFA;
and PhD), save for the exceptions noted under Professional Graduate Programs immediately below.
Professional Graduate Programs - those Programs in which the following degrees are awarded upon graduation: MBA; MEng; MArch; MLA; MJ;
EdD; MSc (Genetic Counseling); PharmD; Masters of Software Systems;
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UBC Policy #128 on
Deacquisitions of Works of Art
Draft
Policy #128: Deacquisitions of Works of Art for The
Belkin Art Gallery and the University Library
responsible vice president: Vice President Academic and Provost
Preamble
There are circumstances when disposals may strengthen a museum collection by refining and improving its quality; but generally, there is a
strong presumption against the disposal of accessioned collections to
which the museum has acquired legal title, particularly objects which
have been certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Review Board.
- Canadian Museums Association, cma Ethical Guidelines. Ottawa: cma,
1998.
Purpose
To set out the circumstances, conditions and procedures for disposing of
works of art in the Belkin Art Gallery and the University Library.
Policy
Deacquisitioning may occur for the following reasons:
• Works which are in violation of international treaty binding in the
Government of Canada, or works whose ownership by the University
has been successfully challenged in law.
• Works which have deteriorated to the point that they are useless for
exhibition or study; or works of which only a fraction remains in the
original condition.
Forgeries.
• Duplicates: for example, identical impressions of the same state of a
print or a photograph.
• Works acquired by donation with the expressed permission ofthe donor that they may be sold or exchanged.
In order to upgrade the representation of a particular artist by disposing of one work for the trade or purchase of more appropriate work by
the same artist.
To divest the collection of works which do not support the scope of
the collection and works of demonstrably inferior quality; providing
the academic integrity ofthe collection is not disrupted.
Restrictions on Deacquisitioning:
• In the case of a gift or bequest the deacquisition will not violate any
understandings or legal conditions made between the University and
the donor.
• Works that adversely affect tax consequences to the donor and the
University.
Proceeds from deacquisition can only be used for acquisitions and not for
any other purpose.
Procedures
Deacquisition of works may only be initiated as follows:
• in the case of works controlled by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art
Gallery, the advice ofthe Director acting on the recommendation of
the President's Committee in University Art;
• in the case of works controlled by the University Library, the advice of
the University Librarian acting on the recommendation ofthe Senate
Library Committee;
• with the approval ofthe Vice President Academic and Provost.
• Deacquisition of works with value in excess of $100,000 or of special
significant interest must be approved by the Board of Governors.
• Documentation of deacquisitioned works will be kept current, standardized, and systematized for easy referral and retrieval by a wide
range of users.
Deacquisitioned works may be disposed in one ofthe following ways:
Returned to its rightful owner.
• Given to another institution where the work may be deemed appropriate.
Exchanged for preferable examples in the same category of work.
Destroyed, but only when conditions render the work useless and neither selling nor donating is possible.
• Sold, with the proceeds going to acquisitions only.
Definitions
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Community team explores
alternatives to adversaries
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working to find ways to
resolve legal disputes
outside the court system
by Bruce Mason staff writer
the complaints are commonplace and long-standing: our adversarial approach to resolving legal disputes is too costly, too slow
and emotionally draining. Many
litigants find the process mystifying, disempowering and unfair.
Now an interdisciplinary team
of ubc faculty and 13 community
partners will explore and evaluate
the alternatives, which will fundamentally change the practice of
law in the new millennium.
"Our court system has developed over hundreds of years, but
only relatively recently have we begun to look more closely and place
greater emphasis on mediation
and other alternatives to dispute
resolution," says Hon. Chief Justice
Bryan Williams of the Supreme
Court of B.C. "This program is part
of a growing force which is a good
one in the minds of many people."
The project for Alternative
Dispute Resolution (adr): A
Collaborative Program of Research and Training — will focus
on four sub-projects: family law,
personal injury accidents, construction law (including leaky
condominiums) and human
rights. It also involves law education at ubc.
"We are very pleased to be working with the external community
on issues it thinks are important,"
says John Hogarth, professor of
Law and director of the program,
which will draw on senior scholars
at the university from law, psychology, sociology, education and evaluative research.
"Every professional, governmental and advocacy group we
consulted were keen to become actively involved," he adds.
One million dollars in cash,
space and staff is being provided
by the university and its primary
partners. As well, the ubc adr applied research project has been
awarded $600,000 as the top-
ranked proposal in the Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council's Community-University
Research Alliances, which invited
178 formal submissions.
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
CENTRE FOR
SOUTHEAST ASIA RESEARCH
DIRECTOR
The Institute of Asian Research is seeking applications from
within the University for the post of Director of the Centre for
Southeast Asia Research. Applicants should hold academic
appointments at ubc and have demonstrated commitment to
research on one or more countries or regions of Southeast Asia.
The successful applicant will be expected to take up the
appointment on March 1, 2000.
The successful candidate will be expected to devote considerable
attention to seeking funding from external donors for the
programs ofthe Centre, as well as developing research programs
focusing on Southeast Asia, organizing conferences and
seminars on the Centre's research interests and projects. The
Director will administer the budget of the Centre, and chair the
Centre's management committee. The Centre Director will be
expected to collaborate with the Director of the Institute of
Asian Research in developing inter-Centre and interdisciplinary
teaching and research initiatives. The Centre Director will also
serve on the Council of the Institute. Issues regarding teaching
relief, honorarium and/or other aspects of compensation will be
subject to negotiation with the Director ofthe Institute of Asian
Research.
ubc hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment
equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.
The appointment will be for a fixed term of three to five years.
The deadline for applications is February 10, 2000. Applicants
should send a letter describing their interest in the position, a
curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three
references to:
Pitman B. Potter, Director
Institute of Asian Research
CK. Choi Building, Room 251
1855 West Mall, ubc
V6T 1Z2.
The significance and range of
the ubc initiative is reflected in its
primary partners which include:
the Supreme Court of B.C., Provincial Court, the Ministry of Attorney General and the Law Society of
B.C.; The Canadian Bar Association; the B.C. Human Rights Commission, and Coalition; the B.C.
Federation of Labour, Coalition of
B.C. Business and Business Council of B.C., the Insurance Corporation of B.C. and the B.C. Automobile Association (bcaa); the Condominium Home Owners Association and Vancouver Regional
Construction Association.
"We consider the work being
done on adr at ubc to be vital,"
says John Ratel, director of Government Relations for the bcaa.
"There is an overwhelming need
for an equitable, fair and fast solution to claims from automobile
collisions and other incidents."
Cases resolved under new
ADRmechanisms will be compared with those where no mediation was attempted or did not
succeed.
A three-year adr skills-oriented
program of instruction is underway in the Faculty of Law and mediation services will be offered to
clients of the Law Student Legal
Advice program in 24 locations in
the Lower Mainland and in the
First Nations Legal Clinic in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
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Institute zeros in on
globalization
The Institute of Asian Research
(iar) in the Faculty of Graduate
Studies will study the effects of globalization on social, economic and
political conditions in Australia,
China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea,
and Sri Lanka. A $375,000 Social
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"Despite the increased volume
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fully what it is and what are its
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Prof. Pitman Potter, director ofthe
institute and principal investigator.
Working in partnership with the
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada,
iar will develop policy recommendations based on the research. The
project runs for three years.
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Music Education Assoc. Prof. Peter Gouzouasis (right) hopes to soften the impact ofthe decline in music programs
in the public school system through a new program for children and youth at ubc. Bruce Mason photo
Program aims to sound
lost chord for children
by Bruce Mason staff writer
"it's unique and long overdue,"
says Peter Gouzouasis, associate
professor in Music Education, as he
does the Hokey-Pokey with a handful of toddlers. Strewn across the
floor are hula-hoops and shakers,
guitars and cassette decks/parents
and children. As he puts his right
Lectures help bring
science down to earth
Speakers focus on 'Earth in
the Balance' theme in
lecture series'fourth year
the ever-popular Science First!
lectures resume today with a lecture by John Robinson, director of
the Sustainable Development Research Institute, which will explore
climate change and sustainability.
The hour-long session begins at
12:30 p.m. in Room 100 of the
Wesbrook Building.
The lecture is the third in a series of nine talks with the theme
"Earth in the Balance." The series
focuses on global change and what
humans are doing to the planet —
a timely topic given that a new millennium has barely begun.
"It is a compelling theme," says
series co-organizer Tom Pedersen,
a professor in Earth and Ocean
Sciences. "We are witnessing global-scale changes that are human
induced and it is high time that we
understood them better so that we
can work towards mitigating their
impact. After all, good planets are
hard to find."
Launched in the fall of 1996, the
lunchtime lectures have grown in
popularity each year with students
and professors alike attending.
The series was conceived byju-
lyet Benbasat, former associate
dean of Science and Zoology Assoc. Prof. Lee Gass as a means of
getting students to rethink what it
is about science that excites them
the most. The lectures have stimulated students' appreciation for
the breadth of science and the
many options available at ubc.
Upcoming lectures include talks
on the state of the earth's rivers
and mountains and the effects of
air pollution on the environment.
"The talks are designed for everyone—both arts and science students in all years," says Pedersen.
"And the first two were outstanding. It is fair to say that the students were inspired by them."
The series continues every second Thursday at 12:30 p.m.
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Call (604) 822-3336 or visit the Web
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foot in and shakes it all about, he
explains the Music Preparatory
Program for Children and Youth
he is establishing at ubc.
"Children in the Lower Mainland will have exciting opportunities to make connections between art, dance, and music in
the only program of its kind in
B.C.," he says, keeping eye contact
at knee level.
"That's what it's all about!"
Gouzouasis pauses and shouts to
a small group, which is breathing
heavily but keen to move on.
As music programs in the public school system rapidly decline,
he hopes to soften the impact.
Faculty and instructors from
Education and the School of Music will be involved in various aspects of the project, which will
draw on the most up-to-date research, teaching materials and
practice in childhood music education. The state-of-the-art muses Computer Laboratory, with
digitized sound, music, graphics,
and video, will supplement the
traditional classroom.
An early pioneer in the preschool music movement of the
early '80s, Gouzouasis has more
than 20 years of innovative
teaching experience with newborn through Grade 7 children.
Classes are being set up for children from birth to 12 years. Prices
vary from $15 and $20 per session
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Honour Roll
Shannon von  Kaldenberg  has
been named to the new position
of assistant dean, External, in the
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
With more than 20 years of
fund-raising experience in the
health care and social services
sectors, von Kaldenberg has been
the director of Development in
the university's Development
Office for the last three year's. In
that role, she managed the transfer ofthe office from a campaign
mode to an ongoing fund-raising
program. She was also instrumental in helping to develop a
more decentralized fund-raising
model for ubc.
In her new role, von Kaldenberg will help lead the planned
development activities ofthe Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration.
Darren Lund, an Education PhD
student, has earned the first-ever
Harmony Award of Distinction.
Award winner Darren Lund
The special award was created to
recognize the initiatives of the
Students and Teachers Opposing
Prejudice (STOP) program he
founded in 1987.
"A high school class I was teaching in Red Deer, Alta. wanted to
speak out against racism," he recalls. "STOP now sponsors a province-wide poster and poetry contest, provides speakers for schools
and youth conferences and is involved in everything from gender
issues to Tibet independence and
human rights in Nigeria."
Founded in 1994, the Harmony
Movement is a non-profit, nonpartisan, charitable organization
dedicated to promoting harmony
and diversity in Canada.
Prof. James Hogg of the Dept. of
Pathology and Prof. Peter Pare of
the Division of Respiratory Medicine have been awarded almost $4
million Cdn in research grants
from the U.S. National Institutes
of Health (nih).
Hogg, who is director of Research at St. Paul's Hospital, will receive $430,000 us a year over four
years to study a treatment for emphysema called lung volume reduction surgery. Pare was awarded
$200,000 us annually for four years
to study the mechanical changes in
the airways of asthmatic patients.
The investigations will be done
in the ubc Pulmonary Research
Laboratory at St. Paul's Hospital.
Asst. Dean Shannon von Kaldenberg
Mary Bryson, associate professor,
Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education and Suzanne de Castell, Education professor at sfu are co-recipients ofthe 1999 Wired Woman
Society's Pioneer Award. The national award is given to women
who are leaders in technology and
new media.
Bryson and de Castell s contributions to these fields have included combined work on the GenTech
Project—an applied research
project to create conditions in
which women have access to, and
confidence in, a wide range of information technologies. They have
also conducted research into gender, technology and education.
The award will be presented at
the Women in the Spotlight 2000
ceremony at the Hotel Vancouver
on Feb. 18, which celebrates the
achievements of Canadian women
in entertainment, communications and new media.
UBC Thunderbirds football captain and defensive end Tyson St.
James has earned the 1999 John P.
Metras Trophy as the outstanding
lineman in the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (ciau).
The Political Science student
was also a unanimous choice for
the first All-Canadian team for the
second straight year.
Outstanding lineman Tyson St. James
Other ubc players who were
named to the team for being the
best in the country at their positions are: Aaron Baker, guard;
Daaron Mcfield, defensive tackle;
and Akbal Singh, the university's
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was a runner-up for outstanding
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P RO FILE
Forty years young, Canadian
Literature is still going strong
CanLit crusaders
by Bruce Mason staff" writer
one of the best stories to come
out of Canada in the latter half of
the 20th century was the remarkable quality and international success ofthe country's literature. It is
writ large in the pages of the nation's pre-eminent literary journal
Canadian Literature, which celebrated a 40th birthday last year.
Through 160 seasons the quarterly has explored and celebrated
the best ofthe nation's writers and
writing and published new poems
and extensive reviews. Its Web site
— www.cdn-lit.ubc.ca — is a national treasure, which spans the
decades and makes incoming reviews instantly accessible.
"We now receive several hundred submissions of major articles
from around the world each year,"
reports its editor, English and
Germanic Studies Prof. Eva-Marie
Kroller, from one ofthe three small
cramped offices on the ubc
campus which house Canadian
Literature. "Less than 20 per cent
make it through our peer-review
process."
The publication is lauded for
high scholarly standards. Kroller,
who has been editor since 1995,
says it also continues to honour its
original mandate and broad editorial policy. "The journal will not
adopt a narrow academic approach, nor will it try to restrict its
pages to any school or writer,"
promised the inaugural editorial
four decades ago.
Many readers turn to its pages
to discover authors, opinions and
insights. Special issues have pioneered topics ranging from native
to gay and lesbian writing, the
1960s, and the country's Caribbean, Italian, East European and
Hispanic ethnicities.
Guest editors are one of many
new initiatives. The current issue,
number 163, was edited by Glenn
Deer, an assistant professor of English at ubc and a leader in the
study of Asian writing from across
the continent. It celebrates the remarkable diversity of Asian-Canadian writers in 220 pages packed
with articles, reviews and original
poetry.
"We are extremely proud of this
fine journal, which has promoted
the work ofthe young or unknown,
as well as the more famous, while
helping to foster respect at home
and abroad," says ubc President
Martha Piper. "Canadian Literature has become an essential historical record, an extended cri-
ars would have predicted that in
just over a generation, Canadian
authors would become mandatory
reading in classes at British and
French universities, or consistently short-listed for the world's top
literary prizes. Atwood, Davies,
Ondaatje and Shields weren't
household names.
"Back then, 'Is there a Canadian
literature?' was regarded as a comic
question," recalls English Prof. William H. New, who preceded Kroller
as editor. "Many people doubted
that the journal would survive the
first issue, let alone the first year.
'What will you do for the next issue?' was their ironic and somewhat insulting initial reaction."
along with English Prof. Emeritus Donald Stephens, New had
been asked to serve as assistant
editor by George Woodcock,
poet, critic, travel writer, historian, essayist, philosopher, biographer, political activist, lecturer,
librettist, humanitarian, avid
gardener and first editor of Canadian Literature.
Canadian Literature's current editorial team (l-r,
clockwise from top left): associate editors Iain Higgins,
Kevin McNeilly, Alain-Michel Rocheleau, editor Eva-
Marie Kroller, associate editor Margery Fee and
managing editor Donna Chin. Andy Poon photo
tique and an indispensable tool in
fashioning and re-fashioning our
best writing and literary scholarship."
"It has educated generations of
readers to appreciate their own literary heritage," she adds.
Canadian Literature was
launched in 1959, a year when the
St. Lawrence Seaway was opened
and the Avro Arrow scrapped. The
hula-hoop was in. So were the new
us states Alaska and Hawaii. Black
and white TVs broadcast the first
images from the dark side of the
moon, of Castro arriving in Havana and the Dalai Lama leaving
Tibet.
when the small group of ubc
scholars announced the first publication exclusively devoted to the
discussion of Canadian writing,
CanLit courses were brand new in
the English Dept. Very few schol-
Woodcock, a literary champion,
announced his intention to "throw
a concentrated light on a field that
has never been illuminated systematically by any previous periodical." He remained editor until
1977.
new remembers pre-computer
paste-ups at Woodcock's dining-
room table — "academics armed
with scissors and Scotch tape, ankle-deep in trimmed galley pages,
and smudged with printer's ink,
exchanging enthusiasms for the
latest insights the journal would
be printing.
"Our West Coast perspective
provided important and lively alternatives to existing convention
and most importantly, academic
study would be published side by
side with creative writing, to the
support of both," says New, who
took over from Woodcock, with
Kroller, and English professors
Herbert Rosengarten and Laurie
Ricou as associate editors.
By the time Woodcock had
passed the torch, a literary infrastructure was developing on campuses, in the media, in publishing
and a network of small presses,
magazines and readings.
"It is by now quite evident that
Canadian writing has become
not merely a distinctive form of
literature in English, but also the
verbal manifestation of a culture
attaining maturity," he wrote at
the time.
"an engaging discovery of artistic accomplishment and an ongoing evolution of critical analysis," is how New sums up the journal's first 40 years. "The process
helped create a lens through which
to view Canada's culture.
"Canadian Literature ought to
and does provide an important
critical forum," he adds. "It has
evolved exponentially with national and international recognition of
writers and scholars of great
strength."
"Pivotal," is how one of Canada's
best poets describes her summer
job in 1991, feeling the nation's
pulse as she filed volumes of correspondence.
"As a student I knew Canadian
Literature as the definitive resource, the most interesting, relevant and unstuffy," says Creative
Writing alumna Stephanie Bolster,
who earned the 1998 Governor
General's Award for poetry for
White Stone: The Alice Poems.
"Working there made writers and
writing come alive for me and on
my travels I'm still excited and reassured to see it in libraries."
The journal will continue to
build on its traditions in unimag-
ined ways. The current editorial
team includes associate editors
English Asst. Prof. Iain Higgins
(poetry), Prof. Margery Fee (general), Asst. Prof. Kevin McNeilly (reviews), and French Asst. Prof.
Alain-Michel Rocheleau (francophone literature). Donna Chin is
managing editor.
"As always, we face daunting
challenges, including those posed
by the ongoing changes in 'Canadian' and 'literature,' by the electronic revolution in publishing and
growing budgetary constraints,"
Kroller concludes.

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