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 Board decision unanimous
David Strangway appointed president
Dr. David William Strangway, one of
Canada's leading geophysicists who has
served as both vice-president and
president of the University of Toronto,
has been appointed the tenth president
of the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Strangway, 51, will take up his
duties as UBC's chief executive officer in
November, 1985.
Announcing the appointment, David
McLean, chairman of UBC's Board of
Governors, said: "In Dr. Strangway, the
Board has found an exceptional
individual whose distinguished career
reflects extensive experience in the
academic, industrial, government and
administrative sectors.
"The unanimous decision of the Board
to appoint Dr. Strangway reflects its
feeling that he brings a deep sense of
commitment to this position and that
he will provide strong leadership and
direction for the University."
The UBC Board apjjointed Dr
Strangway on Thursday at its regular
luly meeting on the recommendation of
a 23-member advisory committee
chaired by Chancellor W. Robert
Chancellor Wyman, commenting on
the appointment, said that the
committee had been deeply impressed
with the calibre of the candidates who
were considered for the presidency of
the University of British Columbia.
"UBC's reputation as one of Canada's
leading universities is reflected in the
high quality of the candidates whose
names were considered by the
committee. It was not easy for the
committee to reach a decision, but in
Dr. Strangway we feel we have found an
individual who will offer the educational
leadership needed to enhance UBC's
reputation for providing an outstanding
educational environment," Chancellor
Wyman said.
Dr. Strangway said he was looking
forward "with enthusiasm" to taking up
his duties as president of UBC in
November. "I have always considered
UBC to be an institution characterized
by excellence in all it does and I'm
proud that I will be associated with one
Man-in-Motion Tour
Update: July 10, 1985. Rick Hansen
has travelled 4,730 miles on his
round-the-world wheelchair tour to
raise funds for spinal cord research
and rehabilitation, and is currently
in Darlington, England. Contributions
in B.C. so far total $337,862. If
you'd like to make a donation, call
of Canada's outstanding universities."
Dr. Strangway served as president of
the University of Toronto for one year
from September 1983 to September,
1984, following the sudden death of
President-elect D.F. Forster.
For three years prior to his
appointment as president, Dr. Strangway
was Toronto's vice-president and
provost, a role in which he served as the
University's chief academic officer.
During his time as provost and
president, Dr. Strangway was responsible
for a number of initiatives related to
ensuring that high standards of
scholarship and teaching were considered
when new appointments or promotions
were made. He also developed new
policies on teaching evaluation and
emphasized the use of periodic
departmental reviews to ensure quality
and focus attention on problem areas.
Dr. Strangway was committed tq<
wide consultation with the University of
Toronto's administrative officers and
students, and in spite of financial
difficulties, initiated new academic
opportunities, including the creation of
the Canadian Institute for Theoretical
A number of University of Toronto
units, including the Innovation Foundation
and the famed University of Toronto
Press were put on a firm financial
footing during his presidency. He also
appointed a University officer responsible
for women's issues and a presidential
advisor on French at the University.
He maintained close liaison with
Ontario industrial firms and with
governments at the civic and provincial
David Strangway
A native of Simcoe, Ont , Dr.
Strangway is the son of medical
missionaries of the United Church of
Canada. He attended school in Africa
before entering Victoria College of the
University of Toronto in 1952.
All his academic degrees—Bachelor
and Master of Arts and Doctor of
Philosophy—were awarded by the
University of Toronto in the period
between 1956 and 1960.
Prior to joining the University of
Toronto's physics department in 1968,
Dr. Strangway served as a senior
research geophysicist for a number of
major companies, including Dominion
Gulf Co., of Toronto, and the
Kennecott Copper Corp., in Denver,
He entered the academic world in
1961 as an assistant professor of
geology at the University of California.
In 1965 he joined the faculty of
Massachusetts Institute of Technology as
an assistant professor of geophysics.
Three years later he returned to Canada
as an associate professor of physics at
As a member of Toronto's physics
Please turn to Page 2
MRC grant awarded for brain research
Canada's Medical Research Council
has approved a grant of $1.1 million to
support a University of B.C. research
team which is attempting to unravel
some of the mysteries surrounding the
functioning of the brain.
Over the next three years, the MRC
grant will be used by Dr. Tony Phillips
of the Department of Psychology and
Dr. Chris Fibiger, a neuroscientist in the
Department of Psychiatry, for co-operative
research on dopamine and other
related brain neurotransmitters, chemical
messengers that enable brain cells to
"talk" to one another.
The $1.1 million dollar grant has
been awarded as an MRC Program Grant
and is part of a recent MRC initiative
to provide substantial resources for
collaborative research projects between
Dr. Tony Phillips, left, of psychology and Dr. Chris Fibiger of neurological
sciences have been awarded a $1.1 million grant by the Medical Research
Council for brain research.
two or more well-established laboratories.
Twenty researchers are associated with
the UBC project, the majority as
graduate students and post-doctoral
Dopamine, the neurotransmitter that
is the principal object of the researchers'
attention, is a chemical substance that
permits communication between specific
neurons or cells in the brain. There is
ample evidence that Parkinson's disease
and certain other movement disorders
are related to the degeneration of
dopamine neurons in the brain and this
neurotransmitter has also been implicated
in psychiatric disorders such as
depression, mania and schizophrenia.
Drs. Fibiger and Phillips believe that
dopaminergic activity is essential for the
initiation of motor responses and they
hope to provide a detailed account of
the stimuli and events that trigger this
system into action.
The research has immediate relevance
for understanding human movement
disorders as well as addressing the
basic philosophical question of how
thought is translated into action.
The scientists also emphasize the
close link between the brain systems
that mediate movement on the one
hand, and emotional experience on the
other. UBC Reports, July 10,1985
continued from Page 1
department from 1968 to 1970 he was
named principal investigator for the
study of samples of lunar rocks brought
back by the first Apollo space mission.
In 1970 he was invited to join the
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) as a civil servant.
As Chief of the Geophysics Branch he
became responsible for the geophysical
aspects of Apollo missions, which
included experiment selection, astronaut
training, site selection and mission
support. He also became Acting Chief of
the Planetary and Earth Sciences
Division responsible for all aspects of
planetary science in Houston.
In 1973 he returned to the University
of Toronto, where he became head of
the Department of Geology, a post he
held until his appointment as the
university's provost and vice-president in
Throughout the 1970s, he maintained
close ties with the scientific community
concerned with lunar matters. He was
responsible for the development of the
Lunar Science Council and served as its
first chairman on behalf of the
Universities Space Research Association,
a consortium of some 70 North
American universities.
At the University of Toronto he
co-ordinated a proposal for a $1 million
grant from the National Research
Council, the largest ever awarded in
Canada for the earth sciences. He also
played a role in various national and
international geoscience groups.
For his scientific achievements, Dr.
Strangway has been awarded the NASA
Medal for Exceptional Scientific
Achievement, the Virgil Kauffman Gold
Medal of the Society for Exporation
Geophysicists for an outstanding
contribution to geophysics and ttie
Logan Medal of the Geological
Association of Canada. He has been the
recipient of the Senior Izaak Walton
Killam Memorial Scholarship, Canada's
most prestigious awards in the
sciences. He has also been made an
honorary member of both the
Canadian Society of Exploration
Geophysicists and the Society of
Exploration Geophysicists.
Dr. Strangway is married to the
former Alice Gow and has three children
born in 1959, 1961 and 1967.
NMR expert to
visit Campus
Dr. Britton Chance, a leading U.S.
biophysicist who pioneered the use of
nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
as a non-invasive diagnostic tool, will
speak to Vancouver's medical research
community twice on July 16.
He'll give a noon-hour lecture at St.
Paul's Hospital and a 3:30 p.m. talk in
Lecture Hall 3 of the Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre on
campus. For lecture titles, see "UBC
Calendar" on page 8.
Currently director of the Institute for
Structural and Functional Studies at the
University of Pennsylvania's University
City Science Centre, Dr. Chance was
head of that university's Department of
Biophysics and Physical Chemistry and
director of the E.R. Johnson Research
Foundation from 1949 to 1983.
He has received a number of
prestigious awards for his research and
in 1981 was inducted in Great Britain's
Royal Society, an honor rarely granted to
scientists outside the United Kingdom.
Further information is available from
Prof. Anne Autor, Department of
Pathology (684-6040).
Medical telecast "flawless"
"We're engaged in an old Canadian
custom right now. We're keeping our
fingers crossed."
Those were the words of Vancouver
Mayor Michael Harcourt June 27 from
Jinan University in Guangzhou, formerly
Canton, at the beginning of the first
medical satellite telecast between China
and North America.
He was speaking to dignitaries and
200 doctors at Jinan University who
were linked to the television studios of
the University of British Columbia's
biomedical communications department.
Ceremonies twinning the two cities
preceded a demonstration of two
surgical procedures, routinely carried
out at the UBC Health Sciences Centre
Hospital on campus, but new to China.
The finger-crossing custom, Canadian
or otherwise, worked. The telecast was
Inaugurating the telecast with Mayor
Harcourt in Guangzhou was his
counterpart, the mayor of Guangzhou,
and the president of Jinan University
who is also the governor of Guangdong
Mayor Harcourt was in China with a
delegation of Vancouver City counsellors,
Canadian businessmen and Dr. Wah
Leung, former dean of UBC's Faculty of
Dentistry, former chairman of the
Vancouver Chinese Cultural Centre and
chairman of the twinning ceremony.
"A half century ago a Canadian
surgeon participated in history by taking
his surgical expertise to China," said
UBC President pro tern. Dr. Robert H.T.
Smith, referring to Dr. Norman
Bethune, who is regarded as a national
hero by the Chinese. "Today," Dr.
Smith told his Chinese audience from
the UBC television studios, "we are
continuing that tradition using communications technology."
He said that UBC has the strongest
association with China of all Canadian
universities. Virtually every one of
UBC's 12 faculties, he said, have
teaching or research activities associated
with China.
Also participating in the inauguration
was UBC Dean of Medicine Dr. William
Webber, UBC Health Sciences Centre
Hospital Vice-President Sheila Ryan,
Knowledge Network chairman Walter
Hardwick, and B.C. Telephone Vice-
President for Supply, Transportation
and Buildings, Mr. R.H. (Bob) Stevens.
The transmission was provided
through the services of
Telecommunications Services
International, a subsidiary of B.C.
Telephone, currently active in China.
The telecast was initiated by Mr. Ian
Forbes, clinical instructor in health
services planning at UBC and managing
director of the Vancouver architectural
firm of Thompson Berwick Pratt
International Ltd.
The surgical procedures were pretaped.
The first was removal of a blockage of
the carotid artery which supplies blood
to the brain. Arteriosclerosis, or
hardening of the carotid artery, leads to
impaired blood supply, and is a leading
cause of stroke.
Demonstrating the procedure was
Dr. W.B. Chung, head of the division of
general surgery in UBC's Faculty of
Medicine and head of surgery at the
UBC Health Sciences Centre Hospital.
Dr. Chung said the incidence of stroke
has been low in China but is increasing
because of an increase in animal fat in
the national diet and because of
The second procedure was a new
method of knee and shoulder surgery
that has been pioneered in Canada at
the UBC Health Sciences Centre
Some 40 members of UBC's faculty and support staff showed up, many of
them in response to a UBC Reports notice that appeared in the issue of June
12, to take part in a June 28 retirement party for Winnifred Bracher, centre
in front row, who retired on June 30 after a 35-year teaching and research
career as a member of the School of Family and Nutritional Sciences.
Enrolments up for spring and summer
Enrolments for UBC's 12-week Spring
Session and six-week Summer Session
are expected to be up somewhat this
year, according to Dr. Norman Watt,
director of the Office of Extra-Sessional
Studies, which arranges.the two
academic sessions.
Final enrolment figures for the two
sessions aren't available yet, but Dr.
Watt said the 1985 totals are expected to
be higher than in 1984, when 3,565
were enrolled in the Spring Session and
3,846 registered for the Summer
Students registered for the Spring
Session, which began on May 6 and
continues until July 26, had 150
courses to choose from, while Summer
Session courses totalled 249. Summer
Session continues until Aug. 10.
Some 20 to 25 per cent of the Spring
Session students are also enrolled in a
Summer Session course, Dr. Watt said.
Hospital. Dr. Brian Day demonstrated
repairs to knee and shoulder joints
using two one-centimetre incisions, one
for a surgical instrument and the
second for a viewing scope used to
guide the instrument in its work.
Master of ceremonies for the telecast
from UBC was Mr. Alan Lee, a member
of the board of directors of the
Vancouver Chinese Cultural Centre.
The telecast was the second of two
"firsts" for the biomedical communications
department during the last two weeks
of June.
On June 18 the department carried
out an experimental transmission of
video from UBC to doctors in Toronto
using a new method that "compresses"
the video material so that it can be
carried over telephone lines rather than
using the more expensive satellite
The materials transmitted via B.C.
Telephone's two-way motion video
service were sophisticated x-ray scans
of a patient whose condition was
already diagnosed at UBC. Purpose of
the experiment was to determine
whether doctors in Toronto unfamiliar
with the case could accurately diagnose
it using the "compressed" video signal.
The experiment was a success. This
means that x-rays of Interior B.C.
patients can be inexpensively evaluated
by specialists in Vancouver through the
new transmission system.
Dr. Dolphin named
associate dean
Dr. David Dolphin of UBC's
Department of Chemistry has been
named associate dean of the Faculty of
Science for one year, effective July 1.
A member of the UBC faculty since
1974, Dr. Dolphin was recently awarded
a $560,000 grant by the U.S. National
Institutes of Health for basic research on
enzymes, the proteins that accelerate
the rate of chemical reactions in the
World premiere
at Freddy Wood
The world premiere of a new musical
based on John Buchan's novel, The
Thirty-nine Steps, will be the highlight
of the 1985-86 season at UBC's Frederic
Wood Theatre.
The musical by John Gray, author of
Billy Bishop Goes to War, will reunite
former UBC theatre students in the
direction, design and performance of
the production, which will be staged
April 7—May 3, 1986.
The brochure outlining the theatre's
season says the musical is part of the
theatre department's contribution both
to Expo '86 and the Vancouver
The regular Freddy Wood season
opens Sept. 18 with a production of
Tennessee Williams' The Glass
Menagerie, directed by Stanley Weese.
This will be followed by William
Congreve's restoration comedy Love for
Love, which opens Nov. 6. Arne
Zaslove will direct.
The first 1986 production will be
George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara,
directed by Antony Holland. The
production opens Jan. 15. Winding up
the regular season will be a production
of Shakespeare's As You Like It, opening
March 5. John Brockington will direct.
The theatre'department is also
planning a season of five plays in the
Dorothy Somerset Studio.
For information on season's tickets at
the Freddy Wood, call 228-2678. UBC Reports, July 10,1985
Energy plan
goes "full
steam ahead"
The University has signalled "full
steam ahead" to an energy conservation
plan aimed at reducing UBC's bill for
natural gas by between $500,000 and
$600,000 a year.
The plan, based on recommendations
made by Neptune Dynamics Ltd., the
University's consulting engineers, involves
lowering the steam pressure in the 6.5
miles of mains that serve buildings in
the central campus core from
Agronomy Road on the south to
Northwest Marine Drive on the north.
The chain of events that will save UBC
more than half a million dollars
annually is simple—lowering steam
pressure means less steam will be
produced in four large steam boilers in
the central campus Power House,
which means a lower demand for the
natural gas that's used to create the
In addition, lowering steam pressure
means less heat loss through the
underground pipe system that distributes
the steam.
Up to the end of May, steam
produced in the Power House went
into the mains at 80 pounds per square
inch (psi) and a temperature of 300
degrees Fahrenheit. Beginning in lune,
pressures in steam mains began to fall
with the aim of attaining pressures of 15
psi in summer and .35 psi in winter. The
temperature of the steam at winter
pressure levels will be about 250
degrees Fahrenheit.
Since UBC now spends about $4
million annually on natural gas to heat
campus buildings, it's easy to see why
the reduced steam-pressure plan is so
However, there are some "bottlenecks"
in the system that have to be worked out
before the plan reaches its full
A bottleneck is any need for
high-pressure steam which restricts the
lowering of the pressure. For example,
UBC's Health Science Centre Hospital
needs high-pressure steam for sterilizers
and for stills that produce distilled
water. At least one other UBC building,
the MacMillan Building housing the
Faculties of Forestry and Agricultural
Sciences, requires high pressure steam
for experiments.
The solution in the case of the
campus hospital is to install two small
boilers in the hospital to handle its
high-pressure needs and to continue to
supply low-pressure steam for heating.
Dennis Haller, head of the design
and construction division of the
Department of Physical Plant, which is
responsible for implementing the plan,
said pressures might have to be
increased somewhat at certain times of
the year because there might not be
any heat left in the steam by the time it
reaches the far end of the system.
Part of the pressure-reduction plan is
to install sensors at the extremities of
the system which will tell Power House
staff when and if pressures need to be
Metallurgy technology developed
A major expansion of the University
of British Columbia's strength in
metallurgical engineering is now under
More than $1.5 million in research
support is being provided by government
and industry to help the University
solve technological problems faced by
the metal-producing industry.
Three significant moves will advance
metallurgical engineering at UBC,
already internationally recognized.
• A Centre for Metallurgical Process
Engineering has been created and UBC's
Dr. Keith Brimacombe has been
appointed its first director.
• An industrial research professorship
program has been established at the
centre by the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council of Canada
(NSERC) and Stelco Inc., Canada's
largest steel maker. NSERC and Stelco
will provide a total of $183,000 a year
for five years to support three faculty
members in the centre. The five-year
total is $915,000.
• NSERC and a group of Canadian
metal companies are funding the
centre's first research-project—to design,
build and operate a pilot plant for a
new type of smelting process that
Canadian lead and other smelting
companies will soon adopt to up-grade
their technology. The grant is for
$635,000 over three years.
Dr. Brimacombe said the centre will
act as an administrative umbrella for
the various departments on campus
already doing metallurgical process
"Metallurgical process engineering
isn't new to UBC. It goes back to the
pioneering research done by Frank
Forward at UBC in the 1940s and 50s,"
Dr. Brimacombe said. "His development
of a new method of extracting nickel led
to the formation of Sherritt Gordon, a
major Canadian corporation."
He said that the University currently
has joint projects with Stelco, Cominco,
Noranda, Brunswick Smelting, INCO,
Hatch Associates, ACO Industries,
Western Canada Steel, Consarc and
Cameron Iron Works. The current
amount of metallurgical process
engineering done at UBC for industry
and government is about $1 million a
"But we fully expect to be doing
more than $2 million a year through the
centre within two years," he added.
He said one indication of the
international ability of UBC in the field
are annual visits to the University by
students from Japanese steel companies,
some of the most advanced steel makers
in the world. UBC also sponsors
seminars which draw scientists and
Keith Brimacombe
Orientations programs organized
UBC's Student Counselling and
Resources Centre is out to make life a
little easier for students who will enrol
at UBC for the first time in September.
A two-month orientation program
which began on July 2 is designed to
reduce the anxiety experienced by
most new students, according to
counsellor Jim Jamieson, who arranges
the program.
The orientation program involves
campus familiarization, discussion
groups led by senior students and
workshops on such topics as time
management, academic survival skills
and life in residence.
The orientation day program will be
held on 14 days in July from 9:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. A $10 fee includes lunch.
The orientation weekend program
from 1 p.m. Saturday to 1 p.m. on
Sunday is scheduled for 5 weekends in
July and August. A $40 fee includes
three meals, a night in residence, a swim
and a dance.
During August, at 25 three-hour
sessions, new students will take part in
discussion groups and tour the campus.
The three-hour orientation sessions,
like the parent-information sessions
scheduled for six sessions in July and
August, are free. The final component in
the orientation program is a July 13
Information Day in the Faculty Club
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A $10 fee
includes lunch.
Detailed information on the
orientation program is available by
calling 228-3180.
Library announces
new appointments
Appointments to two key positions
in UBC's Library system have been
announced by Librarian Douglas
The new head of the Sedgewick
Library, UBC's unique underground
library for undergraduate students, is
Miss Joan Sandilands, who has been
head of the library system's Information
and Orientation Division since 1975. She
succeeds Mr. Ture Erickson, head of
the Sedgewick Library for two decades,
who has moved to the Humanities and
Social Sciences Division as a reference
The new head of the Main Library's
Circulation Division is Mrs. Mary
Banham, who succeeds Miss Rita
Butterfield, who took early retirement
in the spring.
Miss Sandilands is a graduate of the
University of Alberta (BA) and UBC (MA
in classics and BLS'68). She joined the
library staff in 1968 and served as a
reference librarian in humanities and in
the Woodward Library before being
named head of l&O.
Mrs. Banham is also a UBC graduate
(BA and MLS77) who joined the
Circulation Division eight years ago.
She has been acting head of the division
since Miss Butterfield's early retirement.
researchers from all over North
America who are attracted by the
problem-solving abilities of UBC
The first research project under way at
the centre involves "flash smelting," a
new process that is a dramatic
improvement over traditional methods.
"The lead industry is faced with an
urgent need to modernize obsolete
technology," Dr. Brimacombe said.
"The most attractive smelting technology
available to them at the moment is
flash smelting. The only major research
on the flash smelting of lead
concentrate has been done in Russia
and Finland. No full-size plant has
been built yet. So it's very likely that
Canadian lead producers will be faced
with building the first flash smelter
facility in the world and will encounter
the inevitable start-up problems of
working bugs out of the system."
He said flash smelting is much more
economical than conventional methods
and is industrially more hygenic. It
eliminates the need for expensive coke,
concentrates all reactions in one reactor
instead of two or more, and
concentrates sulphur dioxide gas into a
single gas stream, instead of two,
which can be treated more effectively
for sulphur removal. Sulphur dioxide is
a source of acid rain.
Sponsoring the flash smelting
research are NSERC, Cominco, Brunswick
Smelting, Hatch Associates and INCO.
The UBC researchers will later expand
their flash smelting work to include
other metals.
Another major thrust of the centre
will be research into shaping steel into
various products using heat and
mechanical force.
Dr. Brimacombe has won this year's
award from the American Society tor
Metals for his research contributions to
metallurgy. He won the same prize in
Student Library assistants Andrea
Hawkes and Sharon Goddard are
one of three teams of students who
are this summer using industrial
vacuum cleaners to dust the more
than 925,000 volumes and shelves
they sit on in stacks of UBC's Main
Library. Dust will cause deterioration
and shorten a book's shelf life unless
removed. UBC Reports, July 10,1985
Guided Walking Tours
UBC offers free guided walking tours of
the campus at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Tours last
approximately two hours and can be
geared to the interests of the group.
Some of the highlights include the
Asian Centre, the Japanese Nitobe
Garden, the unique Sedgewick
underground library, the Aquatic Centre,
the UBC Geology Museum and many
other.sights on UBC's 990-acre
(402-hectare) campus. If you'd like to
explore on your own, self-guided
walking tour packages are available at
the information desk in the Student
Union Building or from the Community
Relations Office, located in Room 207 of
the Old Administration Building. To
book a guided tour, please call 228-3131.
Olde English Teas
Sunday afternoons are for relaxing, and
one special way to indulge yourself is to
treat yourself (and friends!) to Sunday
afternoon tea at UBC. The English teas
are offered every Sunday from 1 to 5
p.m. at Cecil Green Park, a beautiful
turn-of-the-century mansion which
overlooks Georgia Strait.. English scones
-withDevonshire cream and preserves,
tea sandwiches, fresh fruit and pastries,
and specialty teas and coffees are
served either inside or on the terrace.
Reservations, although not necessary,
can be made by calling 228-2018. Your
receipt from the tea is worth one free
admission (valid the same day only) to
the Museum of Anthropology.
Keep in Shape!
UBC invites you to make use of the
many sports facilities located on the
campus. Our Aquatic Centre features
indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a
whirlpool, saunas, steam rooms and a
fitness gym (for hours, call 228-4521).
We also have indoor and outdoor
tennis courts (228-4396) and squash and
racquetball facilities (228-6125). If
you'd like to improve in your favorite
sport or learn a new skill, why not take
advantage of one of the many programs
offered by UBC's Community Sports
Services? Programs for children and
adults are offered in everything from
golf, hockey, soccer and fencing to
gymnastics and computer sports
strategy. For details, call 228-3688.
Dairy Barn Tours
We've come a long way since the
three-legged stool! Come and tour
UBC's Dairy Barn, a modern centre for
dairy cattle teaching and research. Free
tours are offered at 9, 10 and 11 a.m.
and at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. weekdays. To
book a tour, please call 228-4593.
Free guided walking tours of the UBC campus are offered at 10 a.m. and 1.30
p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the summer.
View the Stars
Budding Galileos will enjoy a visit to
UBC's Observatory, located in the
Geophysics and Astronomy Building,
where you can view stars, sunspots, solar
flares and even planets through our
telescopes and see a seismograph used
to record earthquakes. Tours of the
facility are offered Monday through
Friday. For details, call 228-2802.
Geology Museum
If you've never seen an 80-million-year-
old dinosaur skeleton up close, it's time
for a visit to UBC's Geology Museum,
located on the main floor of the
Geological Sciences Building. The
museum has an extraordinary collection
of minerals and fossils and a gift shop
with more than 1,000 mineral specimens
for sale. Open weekdays from 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission.
Give Yourself Credit
Learning is a life-long experience. No
matter what your age or interest, UBC
has something to offer you. If you'd
like to be a student but have
commitments during the daytime, why
not explore the idea of part-time study
at UBC? Many faculties offer courses in
the late afternoon and evening. For
details  call the Extra-Sessional Studies
office at 228-2657. Or take the
independent approach. UBC offers a
wide range of courses through guided
independent study (correspondence
courses). For more information, call
228-3214. If you'd like to learn just for
fun, UBC's Centre for Continuing
Education offers programs and workshops
in a variety of areas, including public
affairs, career development, genealogy,
computers, travel, communications,
language training and special science
programs for children. For more
information, call 222-2181. Many
faculties at UBC also offer continuing
education programs to keep professionals
up-to-date with the latest knowledge in
their field. Check with individual
faculties for information on professional
update programs.
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UBC Reports, July 10, 1985
Botanical Garden
Come take a stroll through UBC's
Botanical Garden, which features acres
of beautiful specialized garden areas. In
the 55-acre Main Carden located on
Stadium Road, you'll find the Alpine
Garden, the B.C. Native Garden, the
Asian Garden, the Arbor and Food
Gardens and the Physick Garden,
where plants used for medicinal
purposes are grown. An Evolutionary
Garden that will show the evolution of
plants through geological time, is in
the final stages of development. At the
north end of the campus on the West
Mall is the tranquil Japanese Nitobe
Garden, which is considered to be one
of the finest gardens of its kind outside
of Japan. The Rose Garden, located at
the north end of Main Mall below the
flagpole, is in full bloom. The Main
Garden is open daily from 10 a.m to
dusk. The Nitobe Garden is open daily
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more garden
information, call 228-3928. And if you
need some gardening advice, don't
forget that the Botanical Garden offers
a free telephone information line called
the Hortline (228-5858).
en is open daily
Museum of Anthropology
Museum of Anthropology
UBC's magnificent Museum of
Anthropology houses one of the most
impressive collections of Northwest
Coast Indian artifacts in the world.
Currently on display at the museum are
the exhibits Changing Tides, which looks
at archaeological research in B.C.'s
Fraser Delta region; Four Seasons:
Seasonal Activities of Prehistoric
Indian Peoples in B.C.; and Blue leans,
an unusual student exhibit which
explores different themes related to this
well-known and loved garment. The
Museum of Anthropology is open from
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
and is closed on Mondays. Admission
is free on Tuesdays. For details on
museum activities, please call 228-5087.
Restaurant Facilities
If you work up an appetite wandering
around campus, UBC has food outlets
offering everything from custom-made
sandwiches and pasta to Mexican food,
crepes, salad bars, and tantalizing
bakery items. Located in the Student
Union Building in the centre of campus
are the SUBWay cafeteria and
Longhouse Restaurant, which feature
cafeteria-style service from 7 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. and waitress service from 2:30
to 8 p.m. seven days a week. For
information on other campus food
outlets, call 228-2616. UBC's Food
Services department also offers catering
services for any kind of celebration.
For details, call 228-2018.
TRIUMF, a world-class facility for
nuclear physics research located on the
UBC campus, offers free tours at 11
a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays throughout
the summer. Tours meet in the
reception area of TRIUMF, which is
located at 4004 Wesbrook Mall on the
south campus. Group tours or special
tours at other times can be arranged by
calling 222-1047, local 435. (The tour is
not recommended for children under
14 and parts of the route may be
difficult for pregnant or handicapped
A crick in the neck is one of the risks of scanning the titles in the UBC
Bookstore's summer sidewalk sale, which continues until the end of August.
Tables of books, with new offerings added each day, are available for
browsing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m daily. Prices range from a low of 99 cenfs to
$3.49. UBC Reports, July 10,1985
David Lam library opens
The David See Chai Lam Management
Research Library in the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration
was officially opened in June. Mr. Lam,
who provided $1 million to create the
library, spoke at the opening ceremony.
What follows is a slightly edited
version of his remarks.
Eighteen years ago, in 1967, I arrived
in Vancouver with my wife, Dorothy,
and three young daughters as
immigrants from Hong Kong. We knew
almost no one in the city and our
daughters, aged 6, 10 and 12, spoke no
English. They struggled with the
challenge of learning English while going
to elementary school. They overcame
that challenge and completed their
secondary education in Vancouver
schools. In fact, two of them went on to
earn degrees at UBC.
I went into the real estate business,
selling first houses and then commercial
properties. Being a stranger to the city, I
always visited a property twice before I
dared to take any client there as I was
afraid of getting lost. Real estate was a
new-profession for me as my background
was in banking. To improve my
knowledge and opportunity for success,
I began taking evening courses at the
University of British Columbia. UBC was
one destination which I could find
from any location in the city as I
continued taking evening courses in
the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration for five years, obtaining
a Diploma in Real Estate Appraisal.
I benefited greatly from the training
which I received at UBC. To me, the
pursuit of knowledge has always been
an important and exciting quest which
has rewards far beyond the income-
producing value of professional training.
I have always driven myself to pursue
excellence and improve myself.
The occasion of the opening of this
library is of great significance to me. A
management research library is a very
important and worthwhile resource to
both the academic world and the
business community. I am grateful to the
University for offering me this role in
initiating and actualizing such a
practical project which will benefit
both my friends who work in the
theoretical world of academia and the
practical world of the marketplace. It is
also of no small significance to me that
this library will serve many immigrants
to this great country who will study in
this outstanding University.
David Lam and the plaque unveiled recently to commemorate his $1
million gift to create a management research library in UBC's Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration.
Service held for John Chappell
A memorial service was held Friday
(July 5) for John S. Chappell, a 19-year
member of faculty in the Department
of Music, who died on June 25 at the
age of 55.
Mr. Chappell died in Vancouver
General Hospital while undergoing
surgery to replace an artificial heart
A native of Vancouver, Mr. Chappell
graduated from UBC in 1963 with the
degree of Bachelor of Music. He went
on to graduate work at the University
of Illinois, where he was awarded the
degree of Master of Music in 1965.
Prior to joining the UBC faculty in
1966, Mr. Chappell was a well-known
member of the Vancouver theatrical
community through his association
with Theatre Under the Stars, the
Vancouver International Festival and
the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., for
which he wrote many scripts and film
He also composed incidental music
for a number of UBC theatrical
productions, was a founding member
of Holiday Theatre and was on the first
executive of the Vancouver Arts Club.
Mr. Chappell's research interests as an
academic were in 15th and 16th
century European music, especially that
written for the theatre. In 1966, he was
awarded a Canada Council grant for
research in Spain. He also conducted
many UBC choral groups over the years.
Mr. Chappell was also a well-known
member of the B.C. yachting community.
His book entitled Cruising Beyond
Desolation Sound is regarded as a bible
by west coast sailors. A sequel to that
book was almost complete at the time
of Mr. Chappell's death and will be
completed by the publishers.
Mr. Chappell is survived by his
mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. John
Chappell, of Gibsons, B.C. and by four
sisters and a brother.
I want to use this occasion to say
"thank you" to Canada for the
opportunities which this country gave
me as an immigrant to build a new life
here. Very few countries offer the
opportunities for success which enable
an immigrant without capital to
accumulate enough money to put
something back into the community. I
want to thank UBC for giving me the
education and skills which assisted me
in succeeding in the opportunities
offered in Canada. My contribution to
this library is but a small payment on
the debt of gratitude which I owe.
The story of my struggles and success
in this great country is typical of many
immigrants. I prefer to do my
philanthropic giving with little publicity.
However, I have been persuaded that
making this contribution publicly
known will demonstrate that new
Canadians who love this country are
manifesting their gratefulness by putting
something back into the community.
Institutions such as the University
have suffered significant cutbacks
during these difficult times. They require
the support of concerned Canadians if
our children, and future immigrants, are
going to enjoy the quality educational
opportunities afforded to us. Canadians
must be willing to contribute financially
to the University if it is to maintain its
standard of excellence in this time of
I want to thank the Chancellor, Mr.
Bob Wyman, and the Board of
Governors for their generous offer to
have this great library bear my name.
This honor is one which I and my family
value greatly and for which we thank
While the attention today may be
focused on my financial contribution,
this library will be successful and
significant because of the untiring
energy of my good friends Dean Peter
Lusztig and Professor Mike Goldberg. As
the individuals who give leadership to
the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration, they have built the
environment of academic excellence
which gives this library significance.
They will continue to diligently pursue
donors, library collections and staff
which will make this an important
library long after today's brief public
attention has passed. We are all in their
debt—but I more than you because
they have offered me the privilege of
participating in this exciting venture
and honored me by having the fruit of
their work bear my name.
Too often, when we focus on what
we have achieved or what is being built,
we neglect to thank God for giving us
the abilities to make use of our
opportunities. As I stand here today, I
would be wrong not to acknowledge the
tremendous strength which I and my
family drew from our religious faith
during the years when we struggled
with loneliness, language and poor
finances. I am grateful for those years
of struggle as they made me aware that
all that I have has come from Cod.
This library bears only my name; but
those of you who know me know that
my wife, Dorothy, has shared all of my
struggles and successes with me. Her
unfailing support has been the most
important contribution to the successes
in my life and I want to ask her to unveil
the plaque. The wording on the
plaque, as you will see, is in both
Chinese and English. This is to serve as
a reminder to all who see it that this
library was built by an immigrant who
had to make a "foreign" language his
own before he could truly call this
great country his home. Let it stand as a
symbol to other immigrants of the
tremendous opportunities in Canada-
and to Canadians of the contributions
made to this country by immigrants.
Grant Application Deadlines: Aug.
Faculty members wishing more information
about the following research grants should
consult the Research Services Grant
Deadlines circular which is available in
departmental and faculty offices. If further
information is required, call 228-3652
(external grants) or 228-5583 (internal grants).
(Deadline Date in Parentheses)
Association for Canadian Studies
— Intercultural/lnterregional Enrichment
Association of Commonwealth Universities
— Staffing Assistance to Developing
Universities (31)
Australian Inst. Nuclear Science &
— AINSE Research Fellowship (31)
Bell, Max Foundation
— Research (1)
Canadian Research Inst, for Advancement
of Women
— Crants-in-aid (31)
— George Drew Commonwealth Travel
Bursaries (31)
Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer
— Cancer-directed Fellowship (15)
— Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant (15)
Distilled Spirits Council of US
— Grants-in-aid tor Research (1)
Donner Canadian Foundation
— Programme and Research (1)
Crant (William T.) Foundation
— One-time Grants (1)
Guggenheim (Harry Frank) Foundation
— Career Development Awards (1)
— Grants for Research (1)
Health Effects Institute (US)
— Research (20)
Hereditary Disease Foundaton
— Research (1)
International Copper Research Assn.
— Research Contract (15)
Labour Canada (TIRF)
— Technology Impact Research Fund (15)
March of Dimes Birth Defects Fdn. (US)
— Clinical Research - Human Birth
Defects (1)
— Social & Behavioral Sciences Research
Program (1)
McLaughlin, R  Samuel Foundation
— McLaughlin Fellowship in Medicine
MRC: Awards Program
— MRC Scholarship (1)
MRC: Grants Program
— Grants-in-aid -NEW(1)
— Major Equipment (1)
National Institute on Mental Retardation
— Research (15)
National Multiple Sclerosis Soc. (U.S.)
— Research (1)
New Zealand Natl. Research Adv. Council
— Senior and Postdoctoral Fellowships
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
— International Collaborative Research
— Senior Scientist Programme (15)
Ontario Economic Council
— Contract Research in Manpower and
Education (1)
Spencer, Chris Foundation
— Foundation Grants (31)
Whitehall Foundation, Inc.
— Research (1)
Wolf Foundation (Israel)
— Prize in Science and Arts (31)
World Wildlife Fund (Canada)
— General Research (1)
Note: All external grant requests must be
signed by the Head, Dean, and Dr. R.D.
Applicant is responsible for sending
application to agency. UBC Reports, July 10,1985
Memorial service held for Gordon Shrum
B.C.'s academic and business
communities paid their final respects to
Gordon Merritt Shrum at a memorial
service sponsored by UBC and Simon
Fraser University in UBC's Old
Auditorium on June 26. What follows are
edited versions of the three tributes to
Dr. Shrum read at the ceremony. Dr.
Shrum died in his sleep on June 20 in
his Chancellor Boulevard home near the
UBC campus, six days after his 89th
DR. ROBERT H.T. SMITH, President
pro fern., UBC: Gordon Shrum drove
from Toronto to Vancouver, in 1925, to
commence an appointment as Assistant
Professor of Physics at UBC. He was
promoted to Associate Professor in 1928,
and to Professor in 1937. In 1938, he
was appointed head of the physics
department, a position he held until
his retirement from his academic career
in 1961. These are the bare facts of
Gordon Shrum's career as an academic
at UBC —but there was more, much
First, as head of physics, he presided
over the expansion of a department
which grew from four faculty members
in the 1930's to 25 at the time of his
retirement. He anticipated the great
influx of post-World War II veterans, and
he recurited aggressively and successfully
in England and on the continent. This
group of young and very able physicists
was referred to as "Shrum's Foreign
Legion", and included people from
Holland, Germany, England and Poland .
The graduate student body of between
50 and 60 in the 1950's was an active
and lively group, still small enough to
retain a strong corporate spirit. This
was fostered by Dr. Shrum's warm
hospitality, of which his annual
Christmas feast was typical.
Over 100 people used to assemble at
Gordon Shrum's house, where he
personally prepared a feast. The
visitors sat on the floor, up the stairway,
around the corner into the living
room —everybody had a good time, and
these were some of the lasting
memories that many students have
carried away with them.
Another example of this corporate
spirit came in the early years of World
War II. His small physics department
provided radio technician courses for
young air force recruits—Dr. Shrum and
his colleagues improvised, and built
the necessary 120 breadboard circuits
from old radios scrounged in Seattle.
The funds saved thereby built the shed
at the rear of the Science Building—it
stands today, as a chemistry workshop.
But Gordon Shrum did many more
things than head up the physics
department. He was director of
University Extension from 1937 to 1953.
After a tentative start, the department
blossomed under his leadership, extending
its activities to the entire province.
Another major contribution of Gordon
Shrum was related to graduate studies.
Prior to the war, the UBC graduate
program extended only to the master's
degree. Immediately after the war,
Shrum led the organization of the
graduate school, leading up to the Ph.D.
Dr. Shrum served as dean of Graduate
Studies from 1957 to 1961.
The list of his extra-physics activities
... is enormously impressive. As
Director of Housing in the 1940's and
anticipating the influx of veterans with
President MacKenzie, he took some
extraordinary steps to bring army huts
onto the campus, which were installed
and in use before the official
negotiations in Ottawa were completed.
These served as classrooms, dormitories,
and meeting places: Acadia Camp was
referred to as "Shrum's Slums".
He was in charge of the COTC during
Simon Fraser University pipers played a Scottish lament following a June 26
memorial service in UBC's Old Auditorium for Dr. Gordon Shrum. Members
of the Shrum family, foreground, were on their way to the Asian Centre for
a reception that followed the memorial service.
World War II, and through a unique
contribution system —one which is the
subject of many anecdotes—implemented
at the daily parade, he raised the
money to build the Armoury.
He served as director of Buildings
and Grounds for a period, and his ability
to exact quality performance from
contractors was legendary.
Dr. Shrum had an unerring ability to
pick the right person for the right job.
He brought Gobind Khorana to B.C.
when he was director of the B.C.
Research Council. Khorana eventually
went on to become a Nobel Prize
This ability carried over to many
spheres, including athletics, in which
he maintained a keen interest.
His contribution to UBC was
enormous. Above all, he will be
remembered on this campus as an
activist academic leader, a decisive
no-nonsense administrator, and as an
Expeditor Par Excellence. His. legacy to
UBC as an academic is formidable and
will remain in perpetuity. He was indeed
one of the great men of UBC and
deserves his affectionate title as one of
the "Builders of UBC."
Simon Fraser University: I doubt if
anyone at this service knew Gordon
Shrum as briefly as Jane and I —a mere
22 months. Yet we feel a very deep
personal loss, for in that short time we
came to know and love this man. No
one lifted my spirits higher or made me
feel good about life more often than
SFU's first chancellor.
Bob Smith has talked about his early
days at UBC. Let me focus on his
post-retirement years as they centred on
SFU. While most senior citizens enjoy
their retirement, Gordon built the Peace
River Dam and, at the same time,
Simon Fraser University. In characteristic
understatement he said of these
accomplishments: "I found business the
easiest thing I have ever been involved
in. All you need to do is sit there and   -
make some decisions, hire very good
people to tell you what to do and do it."
He also once remarked that "It's a
wonderful feeling to be a committee of
In May, 1963, while building the
Peace project, the Premier asked him
to build a new university and have it
open in just over two years. Later that
day he reflected: "If I'm going to have
this ready in 1965 I have to start this
afternoon. And that's how we got started
and he just said go ahead. I never had
a budget. He never told me how much
money I could spend."
Later, Dr. Shrum mused that "I had in
the bottom of my heart an idea that
I'm an old man and here's an
opportunity to really do something
spectacular. To put a university on top of
a mountain . . . that I couldn;t get out
of my thinking." In two years, a
mountain top was cleared of forest,
faculty and staff hired, books and
equipment bought and a university
opened its doors to 2,500 students. As
they say, the rest is history.
Gordon Shrum loved his university
with a passion, just as he loved UBC
and the university world with the
abiding faith that this intellectual giant
always maintained. He could not
understand minds less curious than his
or those who would not give to the
development of our country's intellectual
capacity the highest possible priority.
As for SFU, the entire institution is a
living monument to the name of
Gordon Shrum. We have also named our
most prestigious scholarships and our
science complex after him and we shall
soon have the Gordon M. Shrum
Endowed Chair in Science to honor him
in perpetuity.
I shall always remember Gordon
Shrum as a man of complete loyalty;
with limitless intellectual curiosity, a
superb sense of humour, an unmatched
memory, and boundless energy and
enthusiasm. His presence was pervasive
and powerful. He was truly a great
Canadian. I feel deeply honored to
have known him, aggrieved that it was
for so short a time. Dr. Shrum was a
man who not only dreamed dreams but
dared to live them.
I pray that those of us who have
been blessed with his friendship and
support will have the ability to protect
and nurture the heritage he has left, and
share the vision that molded it.
Justice of B.C. and former UBC
Chancellor: We are here today to
honor Gordon Merritt Shrum. As a
friend, he was dear to me and my
family. We grieve his death. All of us
understand the grief of his family
whom we also honor today. I should
speak of Gordon Shrum in the present
tense, because what he bequeathed is
here around us and will be here after
each of us ends our brief span on earth.
Each of us standing on this platform
has reason to thank him. You have
heard President Smith and President
Saywell speak of his contributions to
our great universities. Let me add to
their eloquent tributes. The magnificent
courthouse which stands in the centre of
our city could not have been built
without his energetic and organizational
skills. For five years I had the privilege
of working with him as he wrought the
miracle of completing a building that
had been waiting 20 years to emerge.
During our period of utmost frustration
he never once abandoned hope. His
determination was a wonder to behold.
Only two days before his death we had
the great pleasure of hosting him at a
lunch at the Law Courts. We were
constantly interrupted as one person
after another came over to speak to him
and thank him for his work.
His gifts to our province are legion.
He gave us our high university
standards. He gave us our system of
university extension education, a
program which reached not only the
Lower Mainland, but all parts of our
province. He gave us a system of dams
that supplies us with abundant
hydroelectric power.
In 1918 he was awarded the Military
Medal for bravery. In the 1920's he
achieved a significant breakthrough in
the field of solid state physics. In the
1930's he created the best physics
department in Canada at the University
of British Columbia. He served this
country again in the Second World War.
Great Britain conferred upon him the
Order of the British Empire. The
Canadian government conferred upon
him the Order of Canada.
A scholar, who earned his doctorate
in the field of science, he became the
greatest innovator and administrator
we will ever know. His students say he
was their best teacher; his friends
looked to him with love, respect and
He established and directed the B.C.
Research Council, was active in the
National Research Council of Canada,
the Defence Research Board and
Atomic Energy of Canada. He served as
president of the Royal Society of
We knew him as chairman of B.C.
Hydro. We knew him as Chancellor of
Simon Fraser University. At the age of
80 he was executive director of the
Vancouver Centennial Museum and
Planetarium. And until the day of his
death, he was still active on a number
of committees.
He has been called a great soldier, a
great physicist, a great educator. He has
been called a man of action who
insisted on excellence. He has been
called a great patriot.
But Gordon Shrum was much more
than all the many tributes can total.
Gordon Shrum was excellence itself.
And all of us who knew him were truly
He has given us a noble heritage.
We can proudly say: we knew Gordon
Shrum. UBC Reports, July 10,1985
Calendar Deadlines
The next issue of UBC Reports will he published
on Wednesday, August 14, and will cover events in
the period Aug. 18 to Sept  11. Material must he
submitted not later than 4 p m. on Thursday, Aug
8. Send notices to UBC Community Relations.
6328 Memorial Road (Old Administration Building
For further information, call 228-3131 "
Items for inclusion in the Calendar listing of events
must be submitted on proper Calendar forms
which are available from the Community Relations
Computer Science and the Canadian
Institute for Advanced Research
A Basis for Deductive Database Systems. Dr. John
W. Lloyd, Computer Science, University of
Melbourne, Australia. Room 301, Computer
Science Building. 11:30 a.m.
Biomembrane Discussion Group
Cell Motion, Contractile Networks, and Models of
Cytoskeletal Flows. Dr. Micah Dembo, Theoretical
Division, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los
Alamos, New Mexico. Lecture Hall 3, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 12 noon.
Stage Campus '85.
Opening night of David French's play Leaving
Home. Continues until luly 20. Tickets are $5, $4
for students and seniors, Mondays are two-for-one
nights. For reservations, call 228-2678. Frederic
Wood Theatre. 8 p.m.
Music Recital.
Solo Works for Clarinet and Piano. Karem loseph
Simon, DMA. candidate, Music. Recital Hall.
Music Building. 8 p.m.
Music for Summer Evenings.
George Zukerman, bassoon; Leslie lanos, piano;
and |ohn Doerksen, cello play music by
Weisgarber, Avison, Beethoven and Mozart. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
Free Music Concert.
Academic Orchestra of the University of Stutt^-irt
opening concert of Pacific Northwest tour. Program
includes music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and
Schubert. Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
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Metabolism Lectures.
Gated Phsophorus-S1 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Spectroscopy in Hypoxia and Metabolic Diseases:
Clinical Applications. The first of two lectures by
Dr. Britton Chance, director. Institute of Structural
and Functional Studies, University City Science
Centre, University of Pennyslvania. Hurlhurt
Auditorium, St. Paul's Hospital. 12 noon.
Current Thoughts on Cytochrome Oxidase:
Structure and Function as Studied by EXASS
Second of two lectures by Dr  Britton Chance,
University of Pennsylvania, who pioneered the
use of nuclear magnetic spectroscopy as a
non-invasive diagnostic tool. Lecture Hall  i.
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre. 3: !0
Music for Summer Evenings.
The Vancouver Guitar Quartet —Michael Strutt,
Alan Rinehart, Allan Morris and Don McAbney —
perform. Program includes music by Telemann,
loplin, Mozart and Hoist   Recital Hall, Music
Building. 8 p.m.
Industrial Relations Management
Work in the- 20th Century, Prof   Philip Mirvis,
Organization Behavior, Boston University   Salon
A, Faculty Club. 10 a.m.
SUB Films.
Vision Quest. Continues until luly 20 with shows at
7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Admission is $2. Auditorium,
Student Union Building. 7:30 p.m.
Music for Summer Evenings.
Gaye Alcock, piano, plays music hy Beethoven,
Chopin, Schumann and Liszt. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 8 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
Structural Studies of Complex Flavoproteins and
Flavocytochromes. Prof. Scott Mathews, Washington
University, St. Louis, Missouri. Lecture Hall 1,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
Music for Summer Evenings.
leffrey Campbell, organ; Ihomas Parriott, trumpet;
and Bruce Putlan, tenor perform a program that
includes music by Martini, Handel, Torelli and
Scarlatti     Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
Characterization of the Phosphorylated HPr of the
Bacterial Phosphoenoyl-pyruvate, Sugar
Phosphotransferase System. Dr. Bruce Waygood,
Biochemistry, University of Saskatchewan.
Lecture Hall 1, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. 4 p.m.
SUB Films.
The Killing Fields. Continues until luly 27 with
shows at 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Admission $2
Auditorium, Student Union Building. 7:15 p.m.
Music for Summer Evenings.
John Loban, violin, and Lee Kum-Sing, piano,
perform music by Beethoven, Schubert. Debussy
and Kreisler. Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
AIESEC-UBC Luncheon.
Business luncheon  Bruce Howe, President of
BCRIC, will speak on Marketing B.C.'s Products
within the Pacific Rim. Cost is $25. For
reservations, call 228-b25b, Hotel Vancouver. 11:30
Music for Summer Evenings.
Gerald Stannick. viola; Charles Foreman, piano;
and John Loban, violin perform Music of Mozart,
Schubert, Debussy and Hindemith  Recital Hall,
Music: Building. 8 p.m.
Stage Campus '85.
Opening night of Alan Bennett's play Habeas
Corpus. Continues until Aug. 10. Tickets are $5,
$4 for students and seniors, Mondays are
two-for-one nights. For ticket reservations, call
228-2678. Frederic Wood Theatre. 8 p.m.
SUB Films.
The Sure Thing. Continues until Aug  3 with shows
at 7: (0 and 9:45 p.m. Admission is $2. SUB
Auditorium. 7:30 p.m.
Music for Summer Evenings.
"Music for Flute in Beethoven's Time" played by
Paul Douglas, flute and lane Cormely, piano.
Music by Beethoven, Mozart and Kuhlau. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
Music for Summer Evenings.
lane Coop, piano; Carolyn Cole, violin; and Paula
Kiffner, cello, play music by Beethoven and
Mendelssohn. Recital Hall, Music Building. 8
SUB Films.
Oxford liluvs. Continues until Aug. 10 with shows
at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Admission is 42.
Auditorium, Student LJnion Building. 7:30 p.m.
Music for Summer Evenings.
Organist Edward Norman performs music by IS.
Bach. Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
Botany Seminar.
Nutrient Fluxes into Apple Roots Under Field
Conditions. Dr. K.K.S. Bhat, Plant Physiology
Division. East Mailing Research Station, Kent,
England. Room S219, Biological Science Building.
12:30 p.m.
Annual Sidewalk Book Sale. New Selection Daily.
10 a.m. to J p.m   rain or shine.
UBC Daycare Centre
Unit I has openings for children ages 18 months to
5 years. Full-time, part-time or summer months.
Please (all 228-5019 (days) or 271 -27 M (evenings).
Volunteers Wanted
Women over SS .ire needed for a study exploring
the effect of training on increasing arm strength
The study will be done in the fall, and will last 12
weeks Training will be done at home, and will take
only a few minutes three days a week. The study
is under the direction of Prot. Stanley Brown i or
information, call 2b6-69rSr> (evenings).
Graduate Student Centre
The Garden Room Lounge is open Monday to
Friday, 4:30 to I l  30 p.m. Full bar service and
snacks  Special nights with special prices:
Mondays, Wednesday and I ridays Irom 4  10 to
8:00 p.m. Graduate students, faculty, staff, guests
and visitors welcome.
Asian Centre Exhibitions
A total of five displays by Chinese artists are
scheduled for the Asian Centre at UBC this
summer. All will be staged in the Auditorium of the
building and admission is free. For further
information, call 228-4688.
To |ULY 13 —Traditional Chinese paintings and
seal carvings by Lee Chakman and Evelyna Liang.
12 noon to 6 p.m. daily.
JULY 19 —30—An exhibition of paintings hy Prof.
Tien Mah-Shih, Fine Arts, Chinese Cultural
University, Taiwan. 11:30—5:30 p.m. daily
(opening reception on luly 18, 7:30 — 9:30 p.m.)
AUG. 2 —15—Paintings by Xu Min, Australian
Association of Chinese Artists. 11:30— 5:30 p.m.
daily (opening reception Aug. 1, 7:30 — 9:30 p.m.)
AUG. 16-25-Works by Huang BinHong
(1864-1955). 12 -b p.m. daily.
AUG.29—SEPT. 13 —Traditional Chinese- watercolors
by Daih Bei-juhn. 12 -8 p.m. daily.
Getting to Know Vancouver
Classes begin Monday, luly 22 and Monday,
August 12. English as a Second Language course for
visitors and newcomers to Vancouver. For further
information, please call the English Language
Institute, Centre for Continuing Education at
Summer Field Trip
Centre for Continuing Education field trip to
Wells Cray Provincial Park from Aug. 2 — 5 led by
Catherine Hickson, Geology. Fee: $450.00.
Information —222-5207.
Malcolm Lowry Exhibit
Special Collections has on exhibit, for the month of
luly, a selection of materials relating to Malcolm
Lowry and his work. This exhibit, entitled  "Malcolm
Lowry: Inspirations and Influences," highlights
the people and writings that had an influence on
Lowry   In turn, those people that have been
inspired by Lowry are represented through various
works, including the movie Under the Volcano
and the play Goodnight Disgrace.
Language Programs
Three week, non-credit intensive daytime
programs in French, Spanish and Japanese start July
29. Accommodation on campus is available for
students registered in these programs. For more
information, please contact Language Programs
and Services, Centre for Continuing Education, at
Research Forest Tours
Why not enjoy an educ ational outdoor experience
at the University of B.C. Research Forest in Maple
Ridge [his Sunday' Free guided walks begin at 2
p.m  each Sunday, rain or shine, until Sept. 2. The
walks are led by registered professional foresters
and last approximately two hours. The trails are
well construe ted   Visitors are encouraged to bring
along a c amera and a picnic  lunch and make a
clay ol it. For turlher intormation and directions,
contact the Research lorost at 463-8148 or the
Canadian Forestry Association of DC at 683-7591.
The1 torest is open to the public from dawn to
dusk seven days a week tor those who wish to
explore on their own. Groups of 20 or more can
arrange tor individual guided tours during the
week  Dogs are not allowed in the Research
Botanical Garden Hours
The Nitobe Japanese Garden, located adjacent to
the Asian Centre, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. Ihe Mam Garden, loc ated on Stadium Road,
is open daily trom 10 a.m   to dusk with free1
swimming camp
held at UBC
UBC's first-ever competitive swim
camp for boys and girls aged 10 to 17
opens Monday (July 15) under the
direction of head swimming coach Jack
The camp, which continues until July
19, will be conducted by UBC coaches
and elite members of the UBC swim
team. The camp includes video
analysis of participants' technique,
training methods, conditioning and
Coach Kelso was recently named
manager of the Canadian swim team
that will go to the World University
Games in Kobe, Japan, in August. Ken
Radford, assistant coach of the swim
team for the past four years, will serve as
head coach of the swim program in
1985-86, while Kelso is on a year's leave
of absence.
The UBC Thunderbird football team
opens its 1985 schedule with a home
game against the University of
Saskatchewan Huskies on Sept. 7. The
game will get under way at Thunderbird
Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
The home opener will be followed by
three away games, which means the
'Birds won't be seen locally again until
Oct. 5, when they meet the University
of Alberta Golden Bears.
Other home games are scheduled for
Oct. 18 against the University of
Manitoba and Oct. 25 against the
University of Calgary.
UBC's women's field hockey team
returned from a month-long tour of
Europe recently with a record of 15
wins, four losses and three ties.
The team played matches in
Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Holland
and Germany and encountered their
stiffest opposition against national
teams. They split a pair of games
against the Czechs, tied the Belgian
squad 0-0 and defeated the Austrian
Junior National Team 4-2.
The UBC team won the Hans Kipp
International Tournament in Marburg,
West Germany, and placed second in
another tournament.
Members of the team raised most of
the funds to pay for the tour over the
past two years. Other support came
from individuals and alumni, the Walter
H. Gage Fund and the UBC Alumni


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