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 Volume 29, Number 8
April 13, 1983
Demonstrating impressive time-management technique, this student demonstrates that it's possible to study for exams and lie
down on the job at the same time, thanks to the amenities of the Sedgewick Library. Last day of exams in most faculties is
April 29.
Peters awarded 1983 Killam Fellowship
Ernest Peters of UBC's metallurgical
engineering department is one of 23
scholars to receive Canada's most
prestigious academic award, the Killam
Research Fellowship, for 1983. Prof. Peters
received the award for his work in the area
z>i hydrometallurgical leaching systems.
"''.m Fellowships provide salary
iepitt^ement and fringe benefits for up to
two years, enabling recipients to work on
;oecial projects.
Prof. Peters will be studying the
ructure of minerals to determine what
chemical and physical changes take place
during leaching processes. In leaching,
Tiinerals are subjected to aqueous solutions
t acids or alkalines or agents such as
/anide, to separate metals from their ore.
"In leaching processes we never get 100
er cent extraction, as there are always
; ie components that remain
nleachable', says Prof. Peters. "In
\ udying the chemical structures of the
^articles during various stages of the
»rocess I hope to be able to explain why
ome particles are locked up."
Prof. Peters will be conducting his
stu^'es on zinc oxide and sulphide
leaching, cyanide leaching of gold,
!u ninum ore, nickel and copper leaching.
The award will enable me to do some
/   le scientific research, a change from the
• of applied work usually done in
•    ^.neering," says Prof. Peters. "Most of
my work up to this point has been
dedicated to developing and improving
industrial processes or has been directly
related to a specific problem that industry
wanted solved."
He adds that although he will be looking
at academic questions, his research results
may have an impact on the next
generation of leaching processes. "If we
know more about the process, we ought to
be able to make it better. But in this case,
it isn't a compulsory part of my research."
Prof. Laurance Hall of UBC's chemistry
department and Prof. Cole Harris of the
Department of Geography received
renewals of their 1982 Killam awards. Prof.
Hall is conducting research on medical
imaging of the human body and Prof.
Harris is involved in the production of an
historical atlas of Canada.
YEP funding now available
A total of $600,000 has been made
available to the University for student jobs
this summer through the provincial
government's Youth Employment Program,
$42,000 less than last year.
Faculty and Staff Golf
The 27th annual faculty and staff golf
tournament takes place at the University Golf
Course on Thursday, April 28. Green fees are
$12.50, dinner afterwards at the Faculty Club is
f 12.50 also. Applications and tournament
details may be picked up at the Faculty Club
reception desk. Entry deadline is April 21.
University departments interested in
taking advantage of the program should
act quickly. Application forms from the
Student Counselling Centre must be
returned to the centre by April 20.
Under the program students can receive
$600 a month for any two months from
May to August. Departments are free to
extend the period of employment beyond
two months and to pay more than $600 per
month, at their own expense. Fringe
benefits of about eight per cent will also be
borne by the department.
The jobs applied for should relate to the
student's field of study.
for UBC
A $6 million pulp and paper centre is
expected to be operating on the UBC
campus within two years.
Dr. Axel Meisen, associate dean of
Applied Science, said last week following
an announcement that the provincial
cabinet had approved planning funds for
the centre that construction could start
early in 1984. He said the building should
take no more than a year to build.
The centre will be at the southeast
corner of the Engineering Development
Site, with the east and south boundaries
being East Mall and Agronomy Road. Size
of the building will be 3,540 square
metres, and it will include such 'special'
areas as explosion-proof labs, heavy floor
load labs, and a high headroom research
The pulp and paper industry of Canada
will provide $1 million a year for operating
costs, plus $250,000 annually for
fellowships for graduate students using the
Dr. Meisen said the pulp and paper
centre will be used for the graduate-level
education of students planning to enter the
pulp and paper industry. He noted that a
Master's program in pulp and paper
engineering already has been approved by
the Universities Council of B.C.
As well, the new centre will provide
research space for thesis students, and will
have a library that will serve the needs of
the industry.
Bernard W. Burgess, president of the
Pulp and Paper Research Institute of
Canada (PAPRICAN) said of the centre:
"This presence, at the heart of the
University, is the secret of PAPRICAN's
ability to maintain its successful university-
industry interface."
The UBC centre, he said, "will be vitally
important in improving the technological
base of B.C.'s leading industrial sector."
UBC and PAPRICAN started a cooperative program of post-graduate
research and education in 1978, and a
UBC-PAPRICAN task force recommended
in 1980 that a pulp and paper centre be
established on campus.
A government news release announcing
the UBC project said that British Columbia
now is in "fairly strong contention" as the
location for a new $13 million national
research facility planned by the Canadian
pulp and paper industry and being
considered by the federal government.
Chancellor J.V. Clyne told the UBC
Board of Governors last week that
Discovery Park (the land east of Wesbrook
between TRIUMF and 16th Avenue) is
being considered for this research facility. UBC Reports April 13, 1983
Applebert committee 'missed the boat'
Late in 1982, the federal Department
of Communications published the report
of the Federal Cultural Policy Review'
Committee, commonly called the
"Applebert Report," a shorthand way of
combining the names of the committee's
co-chairmen — Louis Applebaum and
Jacques Hebert.
In the weeks following publication,
public debate centred on
recommendations the 18-member
committee made concerning such bodies
as the Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation and the National Film
The editors of UBC Reports asked
Norman Young, an assistant professor in
UBC's Department of Theatre who was
appointed to the Canada Council in 1982,
to select from the report those sections
which were of particular interest to the
Canadian university community. These
begin below.
Commenting on the report as it affects
universities, Mr. Young said he was
disappointed that the committee had not
seen fit to devote a special section to
university responsibilities and
contributions to Canada's cultural scene.
"I feel the committee missed the boat,"
he said. "They had a unique opportunity
to do something about cultural affairs as
they affect the universities. Instead of
focussing sharply on that question, there
are scattered references — and not many
at that — throughout the report, which
runs to more than 400 pages. My own
view is that it's an incomplete report."
Here are the sections from the report
selected by Mr. Young.
As indicated in Chapter 1 and discussed
in our Summary of Briefs and Hearings,
the question of education often arose
during our hearings. Education is, in the
first place, the essential cultural link
between past, present and future. Both
artists and audiences need a knowledge of
#h<R has gone before,.to inspire the former
to-works of originality and to allow the
latter to develop standards of aesthetic
The primary, secondary and post-
secondary systems of education also have
specific cultural functions — including the
identification and encouragement of
artistic talent, as well as the development
of a sense of appreciation for our heritage
and the arts. In the past this function was
largely absent from programs of formal
education. In spite of the fact that in
recent years the arts have established
themselves in educational institutions at all
levels, the need to enlarge their role was a
recurring theme in submissions to the
committee, from educators disturbed by
the values being communicated through
mass entertainment, from artists seeking a
wider public, or from citizens wishing to
see curricula changed to include more arts
education. Through them, we found that
there is a significant body of opinion in
this country which holds that our school
systems are doing an inadequate job of
educating young people to appreciate the
performing arts and of identifying and
encouraging artistic talent.
On the whole we have to agree, and we
urge the relevant provincial authorities to
make more prominent in school curricula
the encouragement of an understanding of,
and participating in, music, theatre and
dance. As a long-term goal, the objective
should be to see that every Canadian child
has the opportunity to become literate in
all the arts, to be able to appreciate music,
painting and sculpture with understanding,
view with a critical eye many different
types of plays, films and television
programs, and recognize the power and
meaning of movement. Students should be
able to feel there are positive values and
social benefits to be derived from active
participation in the arts as performers,
creators, teachers or arts administrators.
There has been an improvement in the
exchange of information between federal
Norman Young
and provincial governments on their
interests in international cultural relations
in recent years. The committee considers
highly desirable the formal and informal
consultative meetings that now take place
between federal and provincial officials
concerned with international cultural
affairs. In our view, such consultation
would be even more effective if artists or
their representatives were included in these
discussions whenever appropriate. The
choice could be made on the
recommendation of artists' organizations or
provincial arts councils.
Although these consultative meetings are
helpful for cultural affairs, they do nothing
to solve problems arising when educational
affairs must be taken up. Federal officials
from departments and agencies concerned
with scholarly activities could usefully be
invited to participate. Provincial
representation might also be invited from
the ministries of education and the Council
of Ministers of Education — Canada, and
its staff. This serious omission in
communications with the provinces should
be corrected promptly.
Department of External Affairs should
extend federal-provincial consultation on
international cultural affairs to include
officials of other federal departments
and agencies concerned with education,
provincial departments of education,
representatives of the Council of
Ministers of Education — Canada, and
the academic community.
Recognition of the substantial
commitment many countries were making
to the development of cultural relations led
the department to establish a Cultural
Affairs division in 1965 as part of the
Public Affairs Bureau. This bureau was
dismantled in 1979 and two separate
bureaus were set up to take responsibility
for information and cultural relations. The
Information Bureau now handles public
relations and general information activities,
while Canada's contributions to cultural
co-operation are looked after by the
Bureau of International Cultural Relations.
The structure and activities of the latter
bureau are of particular interest to the
committee. The bureau has four divisions,
two of which (Academic Relations, and
Cultural Affairs — Arts Promotion) carry
out programs inspired by specific aims of
cultural co-operation. The Cultural Affairs
— Arts Promotion division continues the
long tradition of External Affairs of
sending representative work of Canadian
creative artists and performers on tour
abroad. The Academic Relations division,
set up in 1975, provides support for
intellectual activities directed toward
achieving increased understanding of
Canada abroad.
The Academic Relations division of
External Affairs also promotes knowledge
of Canada. The department was very slow
to recognize that information and public
affairs activities should be supplemented by
programs emphasizing Canadian
scholarship. As recently as 1969, the Times
Literary Supplement could truthfully
declare, "Canada has done little, especially
externally, to eradicate its traditional
reputation for philistinism." The public
relations orientation of the department's
external information activities was
documented in a report released in March,
1976 (To Know Ourselves, Report of the
Commission on Canadian Studies,
prepared for the Association of Universities
' and Colleges of Canada). This report
recommended increased encouragement
and support for a Canadian Studies
program abroad as a crucial new element
in future activities.
In 1975, following consultation with the
Commission on Canadian Studies, but
before its report appeared, the Department
of External Affairs established a formal
Academic Relations division with
responsibility for the development of
Canadian Studies programs in selected
foreign countries. This division is now a
part of the Bureau of International
Cultural Relations.
The division's Canadian Studies program
aims to inject some Canadian content into
the education systems of selected countries.
Research and publications are
commissioned and financial encouragement
is given for teaching, faculty enrichment
and curriculum development. Some
printed materials about Canada are made
available for distribution and some
scholarships are awarded. In addition,
Canadian Studies Associations on the
academic level in several countries have
been encouraged and given a limited ■
degree of financial support, and a program
for visiting foreign professors brings
scholars from abroad for short-term
teaching assignments in Canada.
While funds allocated for this purpose
have not been generous, money from the
Canadian government has led to the
introduction of Canadian Studies programs
in the United Kingdom, the United States,
France, the Federal Republic of Germany,
Japan, Italy, Belgium, Australia and
Ireland. Approximately 400 universities in
these countries now offer courses on
Canada to an estimated enrolment of
20,000 students. Cultural agreements with
a number of other countries provide for
academic and scholarship exchanges.
Acting on one of the recommendations of
the report To Know Ourselves, the   .
department in 1978 formed an advisory
committee for Academic Relations
composed of academic but not
administrative matters.
At present over 50 per cent of the
Academic Relations division budget is
spent in Europe, including Britain, while
about 11 per cent is spent in the United
States. 77ie overwhelming importance of
our relations with the United States
strongly suggests to us that a program
which aims at increasing knowledge of
Canada among future American decisionmakers merits extraordinary effort and
should be supported accordingly.
Although the programs are new and
assessment is therefore difficult, the
committee has concluded that the
programs of the Academic Relations
division are not only undervalued but also
inadequately funded. Working through
schools and universities to extend
understanding of Canada in other
countries is admittedly a long-term
proposition, but it is an important and
worthwhile endeavour. Canadians
travelling abroad for artistic, academic and
business reasons are likely to be more
successful in foreign countries if Canada is
known to be a country rich in human as
well as material resources.
RECOMMENDATION 97. The extension
of knowledge of Canada in other
countries is a fundamental element in
federal cultural policy. The Department
of External Affairs should therefore
assign additional specialized staff and
increased financial resources to the
Academic Relations division to permit
the development of innovative Canadian
Studies programs in new geographic
areas as well as to strengthen Canadian
Studies programs now in place.
Many intervenors told us about another
problem endemic in the heritage field, the
lack of qualified staff. There are very few
fully qualified curators and museum
administrators in Canada because, until
recently, no qualifying courses were
available here. The graduate degree
program in museology at the University of
Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum
began in the late 1960s. When the
Canadian Conservation Institute was set up
in 1976, there were not enough trained
experts anywhere in Canada to staff it
adequately. Competition for the limited
qualified personnel has existed among
heritage agencies for years.
Since 1972, when federal training grants
to colleges and universities became
available through the National Programs of
the National Museums of Canada, a
number of colleges and universities have
offered courses designed to prepare
students for professional careers in various
aspects of museum operations. These
include a museum technicians' course
developed by Algonquin College in Ottawa
and the conservation course given by
Queen's University in Kingston. Even so,
many students must still leave Canada to
receive advanced training.
In many of the specialized areas of
heritage, "learning-on-the-job" is virtually
the only form of training possible. For
instance, there was in all of Canada no
formal diploma training program in
archival science until 1981 when the
University of British Columbia introduced
such a program. There must be more
initiatives of this kind in other branches of
the heritage field. A steady infusion of
well-qualified professional custodians will
inceasingly be required for the successful
management and development not only of
Canadian archives but of other heritage
resources as well.
One of the most imaginative and socially
valuable ways of providing income for
visual and applied artists has been the
artist-in-residence programs established by
all levels of government. These residencies,
enabling an artist to set up a studio in a
university, community college, school, or a
community outside a major urban centre,
have many advantages. In addition to
providing income, residencies allow artists
to continue producing art while interacting
which school children, post-secondary
students or members of the general public.
Residencies operate on a cost-sharing basis:
a funding body offers a stipend and the
host organizations provide facilties. They
are relatively inexpensive, and their
effectiveness in bridging the gap between
visual and applied artists and the public
can be substantial.
There are a good number of visual and
applied arts residencies in Canada; nearly
100 were funded in Ontario alone during
1981. We think there should be many
more and that they should be extended to
large corporations and industries. For
instance, Canada has a number of artists
who have acknowledged expertise in
computer science and who are actively
experimenting with marriages between art
and the new technologies. These visual
artists could make a significant
contribution to the development of
innovative software while expanding, the
uses of new technology if they were in
residence at "high-tec" companies or
colleges. UBC Reports April 13, 1983
Board approves 4-year
engineering program
A proposal for a four-year engineering
program in the Faculty of Applied Science
was approved by UBC's Board of
Governors last week with a minimum of
discussion and without debate.
The same proposal had been referred
back to Senate by the Board in February
"for further review" after a number of
governors said the current five-year
program was needed to turn out well-
qualified engineers.
The Senate, at its March meeting,
reaffirmed academic approval of the four-
year program, and several senators said the
Board had exceeded its powers in sending
the proposal back on academic grounds.
Dean Peter Lusztig of the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration
told Senate in March that UBC had moved
from being an average institution to a
Prof. Alan Cairns of UBC's political
science department is one of three senior
managers appointed to the federal royal
commission on the Canadian economy
chaired by former cabinet minister Donald
Prof. Cairns has been named director of
research on institutions for the commission.
He is currently on leave as William Lyon
Mackenzie King visiting professor of
Canadian studies at Harvard University.
Earlier this year, Prof. Cairns was
honored by the Canada Council as one of
four 1982 recipients of a $25,000 Molson
Prize for his work as a political scientist.
He was cited for "attaining the highest
levels of excellence as a teacher and
Dr. Peter Oberlander, director of
UBC's Centre for Human Settlements, will
be a member of the Canadian delegation
at the sixth session of the United Nations
Commission on Human Settlements to be
held in Helsinki from April 25 to May 6.
The UBC centre was commissioned to
prepare a background paper on land issues
for discussion in Helsinki. The United
Nations Commission on Human
Settlements, which is comprised of 58
nations, provides continuity and coordination of all United Nations activities
on settlements issues.
Juda Quastel, a professor of
neurological sciences and psychiatry at
UBC, was elected an Honorary Fellow of
the Royal Society of Edinburgh when the
society met on March 7.
Jacob Neufeld of UBC's pathology
, department retired recently after 21 years
; at UBC. Mr. Neufeld joined UBC as a
research assistant and in 1966 was
appointed a technician in the department.
Drake Smith, a 16-year employee at UBC,
retired from the Department of Traffic
and Security at the end of March. Mr.
Smith joined UBC as a traffic office
attendant in 1967 and was promoted to
supervisor of the traffic office and parking
in 1978. Two Library employees, Maria
Horvath and Helen Goetz, also retired on
March 31. Ms. Horvath worked in several
areas of the Library during her 22 years at
UBC, most recently in the humanities
division. Ms. Goetz, an 18-year employee
of the University, was a member of the
Library's circulation division.
"very good one" because academic
governance had rested with Senate and
fiscal matters had been the responsibility of
the Board.
Chancellor J.V. Clyne, a member of
Senate and of the Board, seconded the
motion to approve the proposal at last
week's Board meeting, but he said he was
sorry that Senate had not accepted the
Board's recommendation for
"I think the attitude (of Senate) was
somewhat unfortunate," he said.
Although now approved by both Senate
and Board, it is unlikely that the program
will be in place before September, 1984, at
the earliest, because of financial
The program would give students who
leave secondary school with a high
academic standing the opportunity to go
straight into engineering at UBC without
first doing a year of science.
Dr. Martin Wedepohl, dean of Applied
Science,atold UBC Reports that possibly
100 of the 450 students admitted to first-
year engineering might qualify for the
four-year program, although he expected
the number would rise over the years.
Students applying for entry to the four-
year program would be selected on the
basis of their grade 11 and 12 marks in
algebra, chemistry, physics and English.
The four-year program would be
available in eight of the nine engineering
options available at UBC — bio-resource
engineering, chemical, civil, electrical,
geological, mechanical, metallurgical, and
mining and mineral processing.
Engineering Physics would remain as a
five-year program.
Tung-King Ng, head of the Asian Studies Library, is pictured above with a
collection of volumes recently donated to UBC by the Consulate General of the
People's Republic of China. The 291 volumes, which cover the topics of history,
literature, archeology, fine arts and the natural sciences, are of exceptionally
high quality, says Miss Ng. Of particular note are two atlases of China and a
dynastic history of China.
Service held for Sybren Henrik de Jong
A memorial service was held on March
31 for Professor emeritus Sybren Henrik de
Jong of UBC's civil engineering
department, the man responsible for much
of the original mapping of the Northwest
Prof, de Jong, who joined UBC in 1945,
died in Vancouver General Hospital after a
long illness. He was 74.
A native of Manitoba, Prof, de Jong
BoG meets in
The UBC Board of Governors will meet
in Cranbrook in May, in keeping with the
Board's policy of meeting each spring in a
different part of the province.
The UBC Board met last spring in
Members of the Board will tour
Kootenay College on May 6, and they will
hold a private meeting that afternoon in
the college board room. That evening,
there will be a banquet hosted by the UBC
Alumni Association, to honor scholarship
and athletic award winners from the
Cranbrook area.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May
5, 6 and 7, a UBC Open House will be
held at the Tamarack shopping centre in
There will be a wide variety of displays,
including a number of "hands on" displays
inviting audience participation.
Among those taking part from UBC will
be the English and Theatre departments,
Forestry, Nursing, Mining and Mineral
Process Engineering, Chemistry,
Agricultural Sciences, Rehabilitation
Medicine, Slavonic Studies, Geology,
Museum of Anthropology, Registrar's
Office, International House, Health Care
and Epidemiology, and Health Sciences.
The 3-day open house is being arranged
by the UBC Alumni Association.
attended Wesley College in Winnipeg and
the University of Manitoba before
obtaining his doctorate in Geodetic Science
from Ohio State University.
He worked for many years as the chief of
survey parties for the topographical survey
department and the map revision
department in the federal department of
mines and resources. It was during this
time that he directed much of the original
mapping in the Northwest Territories.
He was both a Dominion and B.C. land
surveyor and, in 1969, served as president
of the Canadian Institute of Surveying.
Prof, de Jong taught at the Universities
of Manitoba and Toronto before joining
UBC's Faculty of Applied Science. He
retired in 1975.
He was a life member of the Association
of Professional Engineers and the
Engineering Institute of Canada, and was
both an honorary and life member of the
Canadian Institute of Surveying.
Prof, de Jong is survived by his wife,
Laura; daughters Erica, Kristin and
Ingrid; son Carl; and two gradsons,
Stephen and Colin.
Native educators meet at UBC
Fifteen concerned Indian educators from
across Canada met at UBC on March
24-25 to discuss the need for research in
native education.
Prof. Verna Kirkness, organizer of the
seminar and superintendent of the Native
Indian Teacher Education Program
(NITEP) at UBC, said the seminar was
designed to consider fundamental
concerns — to identify current existing
research, areas requiring research, and
how research can be centralized and
The consensus of the group was that
New Yorker seeks
UBC assistance
Renee Steinig, a resident of New York,
would appreciate the help of UBC Reports
readers in tracing her family tree.
She is trying to locate her cousin, Jean
Spellman (Bernstein), whom she believes
taught biology or marine biology at some
time at UBC.
If you remember Mrs. Spellman or know
her whereabouts, please contact Mrs.
Steinig at 37 Westcliff Drive, Dix Hills,
New York, 11746.
native people are fundamental to the
development and improvement of native
education and that research is critical in
attaining educational aims and objectives.
As a result, the group agreed that their
collective expertise in research can provide
the required leadership.
A first step in identifying existing
research is a national sumposium planned
for May, 1984. The symposium will include
published and unpublished research in
native Indian education that has been
conducted since 1970.
The establishment of a National
Research Centre for Native Education is in
the planning stage. The responsibilities of
the centre will include an inventory of
studies in native education and liaison with
universities for the development and
dissemination of research.
Roberta Miskokomon of Muncey, Ont.,
who assisted in planning the seminar,
commented that "the need for coordination of efforts by native educators is
long overdue and this meeting goes a long
way in satisfying that need." UBC Reports April 13, 1983
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the weeks of May 8, May 15 and
May 22, material must be submitted not later
than 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 28. Send
notices to Information Services, 6328 Memorial
Rd. (Old Administration Building). For further
information, call 228-3131.
Cancer Research Seminar.
Smoking Cessation among General Practise
Patients — Results of the Vancouver Lifestyle
Research Projects. Dr. Fred Bass, director,
Health Promotion, Vancouver Department of
Public Health. Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer
Research Centre, 601 W. 10th Ave. 12 noon.
Oral Biology/Immunology
Discussion Group Seminar.
Polyclonal T-Cell Activators as Probes for
Cytotoxic T-Cell Maturation and Function. Dr.
Doug Waterfield, Mathilda and Terence
Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, London,
England. Room 158, MacDonald Building.
12:30 p.m.
Psychology Colloquium.
Psychobiology of Mother-Infant Relationships.
Dr. Seymore Levine, Stanford University. Room
212, Angus Building. 4 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group
Regulation and Structure of Fibrinogen Genes.
Dr. Gerald Crab tree, National Institute of
Health. Lecture Hall 4, Woodward Instructional
Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
Special Statistics Workshop.
Survival After Myocardial Infarction. A
Multivariate Proportional Hazards Model With
Time Dependent Covariates. Dr. Philip
Hougaard, University of Copenhagen and
Stanford University. Room 308, Angus Building.
3:30 p.m.
Institute of Asian Research Seminar.
Lineage Land Tenure in the Canton Pearl River
Delta. Xian-En Ye, vice-chairman, History,
Zhongshan University, Canton. Room 604,
Asian Centre. 3:30 p.m.
Pharmacology Seminar.
Membrane Perturbational Effects of
Barbiturates. Dr. P. McGinn, Anaesthesiology
and Pharmacology, UBC. Room 317, Block C,
Medical Sciences Building. 12 noon.
May (application deadline in brackets)
Deadline change:
• Science Council of B.C. — Research Grants
June (application deadlines in
• Catdemen's Association (BC) — Brig. Bostock
Memorial Research Grant (30)
• Educational Research Inst, of BC (ERIBC)
- ERIBC Research Grant (1)
• International Union Against Cancer —
Yamagiwa-Yoshida Int'l Cancer Study Grants
• March of Dimes Birth Defects Fdn. —
Basil O'Connor Starter Research Grants (30)
• SSHRC: Research Communic. Div. — Aid to
Occasional Conferences (30)
• SSHRC Strategic Grants Division: — Family
ft Socialization of Children: Research (1);
Family & Socialization of Children: Workshop
(1); Family & Socialization of Children: Seed
(1); Human Context Science Technology:
Research (1); Human Context Science
Technology: Workshops (1); Human Context
Science Technology: Seed (1); Management
Science: Research Workshops (1); Population
Aging: Post Doctoral Fellowship (1);
Population Aging: Reorientation Grants (1);
Population Aging: Research Tools and
Facilities (1); Population Aging: Research (1);
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Developmental Medicine Seminar.
Protein Synthesis in the Ovine Fetus and the
Effects of Maternal Starvation. Al Schaefer,
Animal Science, UBC. Room 2J40, Grace
Hospital. 12 noon.
Psychiatry Presentation.
Predicting the Outcome of Schizophrenia. Prof.
R. Bland, Psychiatry, University of Alberta.
Rooms 2NA/B, Psychiatry Building, Health
Sciences Centre Hospital. 9 a.m.
Cancer Research Seminar.
Nitroheterocycles: Radiation Sensitizers,
Mutagens and Probes for Hypoxic Cells. Dr.
Peggy L. Olive, John Hopkins University of
Medicine, Baltimore, Md. Lecture Theatre,
B.C. Cancer Research Centre, 601 W. 10th Ave.
12 noon.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Tourette Syndrome. Dr. Roger Freeman and
Dr. Patricia Baird. Parentcraft Room, main
floor, Grace Hospital. 1 p.m.
Finance Workshop.
Costless Signalling in Financial Markets. Prof.
Alan Kraus and Prof. Michael Brennan,
Commerce, UBC. Penthouse, Angus Building.
3:30 p.m.
Physicians for Social Responsibility.
A Military Man Looks at the Nuclear Freeze.
Rear Admiral Eugene Carroll, U.S.N., Ret.,
Center for Defense Information, Washington,
D.C. Admission is free. Lecture Hall 2,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
8 p.m.
Cancer Research Seminar.
Evaluation of Drug - Radiation Interactions in
Spheroids Using Flow Cytometry. Dr. Ralph E.
Durand, Johns Hopkins University School of
Medicine, Baltimore, Md. Lecture Theatre,
B.C. Cancer Research Centre, 601 W. 10th Ave.
12 noon.
Institute of Asian Research Films.
It's Always So in the World and Mind, Body
and Spirit. Admission is free. Auditorium, Asian
Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Pacific Rim Seminar.
Export Strategies of B.C.- and Alberta-Based
Industrial Organizations within the Pacific
Basin. Roger Hayter, SFU. Room 604, Asian
Centre. 4:30 p.m.
July (application deadlines in
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— Clinical Research — Human Birth Defects
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Clinical Pharmacology (1)
Psychiatry Presentation.
Cognitive Family Therapy: Enhancing Marital
Intimacy Through Facilitating Cognitive Self-
Disclosure. Prof. E.M. Waring, Psychiatry,
University of Western Ontario. Rooms 2NA/B,
Psychiatry Building, Health Sciences Centre
Hospital. 9 a.m.
Noon Hour Travels with Zoologists.
Yukon — Dempster Highway. Richard and Syd
Cannings, Zoology, UBC. Room 3219,
Biological Sciences Building. 12:30 p.m.
Urban Land Economics Workshop.
Dispersed Ownership and the American Dream:
Location of Owners and Renters. Moshe Adler,
University of California, Davis. Penthouse,
Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
Institute of Asian Research Film.
Project Impact — The System 'Individualised
Primary Education'. Auditorium, Asian Centre.
12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Cancer and Chromosomal Abnormalities. Dr. D.
Kalousek. Parentcraft Room, main floor, Grace
Hospital. 1 p.m.
Cancer Research Seminar.
Chromosome Abnormalities in Leukemic Cells
as Indicators of Mutagenic Exposure. Prof. Janet
D. Rowley, Medicine, University of Chicago.
Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer Research Centre,
601 W. 10th Ave. 12 noon.
Biochemical Colloquium.
Metabolism and Possible Function of
N-Acylethanolamine Phospholipids in
Mammalian Cells. Dr. Harald Schmid,
University of Minnesota. Lecture Hall 4,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
4 p.m.
Self Awareness Through Literature.
The purpose of this five-week workshop
sponsored by the Women Students' Office is to
increase self awareness through two women
characters in fiction. Pre-registration by April
29. For more information, call 228-2415. Room
106A, Brock Hall. 12:30 p.m.
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• Australian Inst, of Nuclear Science &
Engineering — AINSE Research Fellowship
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Cancer Research Seminar.
Determinants of Mammalian Cell
Radiosensitivity — Experiments Using
Combinations of Radiation Sensitizing and
Protecting Agents. Dr. Cameron Koch,
Radiation Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute,
Edmonton. Lecture Theatre, B.C. Cancer
Research Centre, 601 W. 10th Ave. 12 noon.
Assertiveness Drop-In.
Bring questions and concerns about assertiveness
for discussion and role play. For more
information, call 228-2415. Room 301, Brock
Hall. 12:30 p.m.
Pacific Rim Seminar.
Canadian Government Trade Development
Initiatives in the Pacific Rim. Bob Sandor,
Industry, Trade and Commerce, External
Affairs. Room 604, Asian Centre. 4:30 p.m.
Decision-Making for Women.
The Women Students' Office begins a three-
session workshop which will enable women
students to acquire effective decision-making
strategies while working on a specific current
decision. Room 106A, Brock Hall. 12:30 p.m.
Notices ...
Faculty Club Display
There will be a display of black and white
photographs in the Faculty Club's lower hallway.
The subjects include The Unexplored by Peter
Borda and Nature by Martin Carlisle. The
photographs will be on display until May 7.
Ballet UBC Jazz
Ballet UBC Jazz will be holding spring session
from May 11 to June 29. There will be morning
and evening classes in both ballet and jazz.
Registration will be March 29 and 30 from
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the SUB foyer as well
as in the first class of the session. For more
information, visit the club office in SUB 216 E.
Architecture Exhibit
Idea into Form, an exhibition of work by
architects Birmingham and Wood, Peter
Cardew, Downs/Archambault, Richard
Henriquez and John Perkins, is on display until
May 6 in the UBC Fine Arts Gallery. The
gallery, located in the basement of the Main
Library, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday (closed April SO).
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Contract (15)
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