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 Volume 30, Number 1
January 4, 1984
$18m deficit overshadows budget planning
Some hard decisions will face UBC
governing bodies and administrators over
the next three months as the University
prepares for the 1984-85 fiscal year in the
shadow of a budgetary shortfall estimated
at $18 million.
The key figures and bodies that will be
involved in the budget-planning exercise
over the next three months are outlined
below.
PRESIDENT K. GEORGE PEDERSEN.
As chief executive officer of the University,
President Pedersen will have to place
before UBC's Board of Governors
recommendations aimed at meeting the
shortfall. These will be embodied in a
Zero salary
increases
seem certain
It now appears virtually certain that
there will be no salary increases for any of
the employee groups which have been
negotiating new agreements with the
University in the current fiscal year.
The latest developments in the salary
negotiation picture are as follows.
• The executive of the UBC Faculty
Association has accepted a
recommendation from its salary negotiating
team that there be no general salary
increase or career advancement
adjustments. Faculty Association President
Dennis Pavlich of the Faculty of Law said
the executive of the association had
accepted the recommendation and would
in due course recommend that the
membership approve the settlement.
• UBC and its largest union, the
1,450-member Canadian Union of Public
Employees, Local 116, have signed a
memorandum of agreement that provides
for a zero per cent salary increase. Results
of a mail ballot which has been submitted
to CUPE members will be known on
Jan. 18.
In its December newsletter to members,
the Faculty Association executive said the
University's "serious financial situation
. . . appeared to leave no reasonable
alternative" to the decision to recommend
acceptance of a zero salary increase.
The Faculty Association executive
accepted the recommendation on two
understandings:
• That there will be a strict hiring freeze
with exceptions permitted in only the rarest
of cases and by special presidential
authorization; and
• That the University's settlements with
other groups now in negotiation will be on
the basis of no scale or incremental step
increases.
The agreement with CUPE includes a
similar understanding.
The Faculty Association intends to
submit the salary-settlement proposal to its
some 2,000 members in a mail ballot when
it has settled some minor matters related to
leave of absence and benefits.
A memorandum of agreement between
the University and the 1,100-member
Teaching Assistants Union (CUPE local
2278), which also provides for a zero salary
increase, was signed early in December and
is awaiting a ratification vote by the union
membership.
Negotiations are continuing, meanwhile,
with the 29-member International Union of
Operating Engineers.
proposed operating budget for the fiscal
year beginning on April 1, which must be
approved by the Board. He will also seek
the advice of the Senate's budget
committee.
He will also be involved during the first
three months of the 1984 calendar year in
the budget-planning exercise that began on
Dec. 6 when the president outlined the
University's fiscal situation to a meeting of
the Joint Faculties.
At that meeting, the president said the
University faced a possible reduction in its
general operating grant of 6 per cent,
which translated into an estimated shortfall
of $18 million. In his closing remarks, the
president said he was confident that the
University would come through the
difficult times it faced "at least with the
full assurance that we have kept
paramount the commitment to excellence
for which this University is known."
(The complete text of the document that
served as the basis for the president's Dec.
6 remarks to the Joint Faculties appeared
in the Dec. 14 edition of UBC Reports).
VICE PRESIDENT ACADEMIC
ROBERT SMITH. The budgetary-
planning process will be coordinated by
Dr. Smith, who will be assisted by faculty
members James Hogg of Pathology, A.J.
McClean of Law, Edward Piers of
Dr.  William Emery, a professor of oceanography and physics at UBC, checks
satellite receiver atop the new Bookstore. He will continue work in remote
sensing with a renewed grant for $66,543 from the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council of Canada.
New grants total $1 m
Forty-two UBC researchers have received
strategic grants from the Natural Sciences
and Engineering Research Council of
Canada (NSERC) worth about $2.4 million
this year.
About $1.4 million of that amount were
renewed grants for 24 scientists.
Approximately $1 million in new grants
was shared by 18 UBC faculty members.
Last year 21 researchers won first time
strategic grants worth about $900,000.
The largest single grant was a renewal of
$153,700 to Prof. Jochen Meyer of the
physics department. His work concerns
some of the problems associated with
containing plasma       super-heated gas
sometimes referred to as the fourth state of
matter — within a sphere of laser beams.
Please turn to Page 2
See STRA TEGIC
Chemistry and Joan Reynertson of Theatre.
Three days after the Dec. 6 meeting of
the Joint Faculties, Dr. Smith memoed the
deans of UBC's 12 faculties, informing
each of them of a target figure in
proportion to each faculty's share of the
University's general operating budget.
Each dean has been asked to outline how
they would propose to reach 50, 100 and
150 per cent of the target figure, and the
effect that each of these three amounts
would have on their faculty's operations.
Throughout January, Prof. Smith and
his advisors will review faculty
recommendations. In accordance with an
undertaking given by Dr. Pedersen on Dec.
6, two members of each faculty will also
meet with Dr. Smith and his committee
when each dean's recommendations are
considered.
By Jan. 31, Dr. Smith will have
recommendations from other UBC vice-
presidents, who have also been asked to
meet budget targets for the 1984-85 fiscal
year.
Feb. 28 has been set as the target date
for submission to President Pedersen of a
report from Dr. Smith. The report will be
accompanied by an integrated set of
recommendations from vice-presidential
areas.
BOARD OF GOVERNORS. UBC s
15-member Board will hold a special
meeting on Jan. 19 to make a decision on
tuition-fee levels for 1984-85.
At its regular meeting on Dec. 1, the
Board received proposals that will more
than double student tuition fees over the
next three years and introduce higher
tuition fees for foreign undergraduate
students over the next two years.
In his Dec. 6 remarks to the Joint
Faculties, President Pedersen said tuition-
fee income is projected to rise by 33 per
cent in 1984-85, 32 per cent in 1985-86
and 29 per cent in 1986-87, for a
cumulative increase of 126.5 per cent.
In announcing the fee-increase proposals
early in December, President Pedersen
emphasized that they had not been framed
in the expectation that students would
carry the burden of anticipated shortfalls.
A 33 per cent increase in fees for
1984-85 would mean that the anticipated
$18 million shortfall will be reduced by
one-third. The balance  — some $12
million — will have to be met through
reductions in other areas of expenditure
within the University.
SENATE. At its regular meeting
scheduled for Jan. 18, UBC's academic
parliament will receive a report from its
admissions committee on possible
enrolment restrictions that will apply to the
Faculties of Arts, Science and Education in
1984-85. Notice that the report would be
coming forward was given to Senate at its
Dec. 14 meeting by admissions committee
chairman Dr. Jorgen Dahlie of the Faculty
of Education.
At its December meeting, Senate also
heard a report from its budget committee,
chaired by Prof. Geoffrey Scudder of the
zoology department, which included an
outline of the 1984-85 budget-planning
process.
This Senate committee, which is charged
with making recommendations to the
president and reporting to Senate on
academic planning and priorities as they
relate to preparation of the University
budget, will receive in early March
President Pedersen's recommendations for
the 1984 85 budget, which will be based
on the report from Vice-President Smith.
At the Senate meeting on March 21. the
Please turn to Page 2
See BUDGET UBC Reports January 4, 1984
Record enrolment of 28,317 is
6 per cent ahead of last year
Enrolment at the University of British
Columbia is up more than 1,000 students
for the 198384 winter session, largest
single year increase since 1974 75.
The record total this year is 28,317,
better than 6 per cent ahead of the 27,309
students a year ago.
The totals are as of Dec. 1, annual
reporting date to Statistics Canada.
More than 70 per cent of the increase is
in the Faculty of Arts, where enrolment is
up 718 students, to 6,787.  There are 299
more students in the Faculty of Graduate
Studies, and 226 more in the Faculty of
Science.
Some 77 per cent of this year's students
are fulltime, highest fulltime percentage
since 1977  78.
Total daytime enrolment this year is
26,175, an increase of 1,504.
Here is the faculty by faculty breakdown
for daytime enrolment, with 1982 83 totals
in brackets:
Agricultural Sciences 389 (394), Applied
Science 2,558 (2,560), Arts 6,787 (6,069),
Commerce and Business Administration
1,706 (1,733), Dentistry 197 (200),
Education 2,873 (2,808), Forestry 401
(378), Graduate Studies 4,020 (3,721), Law
684 (683), Medicine 979 (952),
Pharmaceutical Sciences 363 (334), Science
4,097 (3,871).
Qualifying year students are up eight at
48, unclassified students are up 135 at 995,
there are nine more auditors, at 27, and
senior citizen enrolment is unchanged at
51.
John Chase, director of Institutional
Analysis and Planning, said this year's
enrolment Figures show that the demand
for a university education is there.
Dr. Chase said that because of
enrolment restrictions in most of the
professional faculties, many students likely
were going into Arts, Science and
Education with the hope of being able to
transfer later.
Five students vye for two
seats on governing board
UBC students will go to the polls
Monday and Tuesday (Jan. 9 and 10) to
elect two members to the Board of
Governors and 10 members to the UBC
Senate.
Students from six UBC faculties have
been elected to Senate by acclamation and
will take their seats on April 1.
Students from the Faculty of Education
will not be represented on Senate for the
second year in a row because of a lack of
response to a call for nominations from
UBC's Registrar, Kenneth Young, who is
responsible for the conduct of elections to
UBC governing bodies under the University
Act.
Strategic
continued from Page 1
The research is linked to nuclear fusion
the production of energy through fusion of
atomic nuclei rather than the conventional
fission or division of nuclei.
Many other projects involve molecular
genetics, computer systems and
microelectronics.
1
AjUCLgCt     continued from Page
budget committee will submit its final
report, including recommendations made
to the president and an assessment of the
academic impact of the 1984 85 budget.
At the same meeting, President Pedersen
will submit his recommendations, where
applicable, to Senate for its consideration
and recommendation to the Board of
Governors in April. (Under the terms of
the University Act, the Senate has the
power to recommend to the Board the
establishment or discontinuance of any
faculty, department, course of instruction,
chair, fellowship, scholarship, exhibition,
bursary or prize).
In his Dec. 14 report to Senate, Prof.
Scudder said that Vice-President Smith
had circulated to senior administrators
throughout the University a copy of a
report approved by Senate in September,
1983, outlined an academic plan suggesting
that University activities should be
classified into three groups — core, core-
related and non-core.
The Senate budget committee, Prof.
Scudder said, will expect UBC's academic
units to undertake budget planning for
1984-85 in the lights of the guidelines set
out in the academic plan.
The budget committee. Prof. Scudder
told Senate, has been kept informed about
the fiscal situation in the University, and
will present interim reports to Senate each
month, whenever it is possible to do so.
Essay prize
worth $1,250
An essay competition for the William G.
Black Memorial Prize, worth $1,250, will
take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21.
The annual prize has been made
available by the late Dr. William Black,
who retired from the UBC faculty in 1963
after many years of service.
The prize is awarded for the best essay
on a general topic related to Canadian
contemporary society. The topic is
presented to participants at the time of the
competition.
The two-hour competition takes place in
Room 104 of the Buchanan Building. For
more information, contact the Office of
Awards and Financial Aid, Room 50,
General Services Administration Building,
228-5111.
Prof. Paul Gilmore, head of the
computer science department, receives
$111,300 under a renewed grant for
designing a computer-based message
system, and $118,355 under a new grant
for equipment.
Dr. Thomas A. Grigliatti, assistant
professor in the zoology department, will
modify the genetics of drosophila
fruit flies       for possible use in insect pest
control under a new S63.000 grant.
Three grants have been awarded to Prof.
James P. Kutney of the chemistry
department, two of them renewals.
Dr. Kutney will continue his work on
using micro-organisms to remove chemicals
toxic to fish from the effluent of pulp mills
under a $84,948 grant, and under a grant
worth $63,066 will use fermentation and
genetic engineering to produce anti-cancer
drugs from plants.
His new grant for $73,500 is to derive
valuable chemicals that can be used to
produce steroid drugs from a waste
product of the pulping industry which is
now burned.
Prof. Robert C. Miller, head of the
microbiology department, continues his
work on cloning cellulase genes under a
$117,321 renewed grant. Dr. Miller and his
colleagues have successfully cloned a gene
of an enzyme that transforms cellulose, a
basic material of sawdust and straw, into
sugar, which could then be fermented
using conventional industrial methods into
chemical feedstocks and fuels.
The head of the metallurgical
engineering department, Prof. Fred
Weinberg, has two new grants, $50,000 for
equipment and $49,000 for staff for
research into the growth of crystals used in
the electronic semi-conductor industry.
The work is being carried out in
cooperation with Cominco Ltd.
Other grants include $43,338       a
renewal  — to Prof. S.E. Calvert, head of
the oceanography department, to study the
geochemistry of ferromanganese nodules
found on the sea floor.
Also in Oceanography, Dr. William J.
Emery, assistant professor, continues his
work in remote sensing        using imagery
from orbiting earth satellites — of ocean
circulation inferred from the movement of
ice and from the pattern of sea surface
temperatures. His renewed grant is for
$66,543.
Dr. James A. Shelford of the animal
science department, with a renewed grant
for $29,707, is studying the effectiveness
and utilization of different sources and
types of fibre in cattle rations.
Also in the Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences, Prof. Beryl E. March of the
poultry science department is studying
stress and efficiency of protein utilization
in the growing chicken. Her renewed grant
is for $53,472.
Education students were not represented
on Senate last year because a single student
nominated for a Senate seat withdrew as a
candidate.
A total of five students, including
incumbent David Frank, a Master of
Business Administration degree candidate,
are vying for two seats on the Board of
Governors. Other nominees are Don
Holubitsky, Medicine 3; Douglas Low,
Physical Education 4; Steve Sorko, Arts 3;
and Mark Thompson, Law 2.
Elections will be necessary in five
faculties to determine Senate
representatives. Candidates are as follows:
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES: Nancy
Campbell, year 3, and Joseph M.
Rutherford, year 2; ARTS: Eva Busza,
year 3, and Randy Kaye, year 3;
FORESTRY: Dan Graham, year 1, and
Steve King, year 3; GRADUATE
STUDIES: Francisco Cabanas, Ph.D.
candidate in Physics; and Ronald A.
Yaworskv, Master of Engineering
candidate; SCIENCE: John Kelsall, year 2;
Ann Rahme, year 3; and Mark Tellez,
year 3.
In addition, a total of ten students are
running for five Senator-at-large positions.
They are: Tracey Balcom, Arts 3; Barbara
Chant. Arts 4; Donna Chow, Arts 2:
Marvin Friesen, Agricultural Sciences 3;
Brent Hunter, Arts 3; Rob V. Kragelj,
Commerce and Business Administration 1;
Barry Mah, Arts 3; Bill Pegler, Science 2;
Phil Penner, Law, 2; and Mark Charles
Tower, Commerce and Business
Administration 1.
The following students were the sole
candidates nominated to represent
individual faculties and have therefore
been elected to Senate by acclamation:
APPLIED SCIENCE: Ron M. Finnigan,
year 3; COMMERCE AND BUSINESS
ADMINISTRATION: Andrew J. Pearson,
year 2; DENTISTRY: Jim Armstrong, year
3; LAW: Peter Kendall, year 2;
MEDICINE: Andrew Clarke, year 2;
PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES: Laurel
A. Williams, year 2.
The absence of a candidate from the
Faculty of Education means that student
representation on Senate will number 16
instead of 17. Under the University Act,
students elect one member to represent
each of UBC's 12 faculties plus five
Senators-at-large.
UBC singers
head east
The University Singers, a 40-voice choir
led by Dr. James Fankhauser, begin a
10-day tour of Ontario on Jan. 7.
The choir was invited to tour Ontario by
the Faculty Singers of the University of
Western Ontario, who will visit UBC in
early February. The exchange is funded
through an Open House Canada Grant.
The tour will include concerts in
London, Stratford, Guelph, Toronto.
Ottawa and Kingston, as well as a
performance at F.A.C.E. Theatre in
Montreal.
The University Singers perform choral
music from all historical periods. The choir
won first prize in CBC's National Choral
Competition in 1979 and second prize in
the BBC's International Choral
Competition the following year.
Maurice Sion
Two named
to head
departments
UBC's Board of Governors has approved
the appointment of new heads for the
Department of Mathematics in the Faculty
of Science and the Department of Animal
Science in the Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences.
The new head of the mathematics
department is Prof. Maurice Sion, a
23-year member of the UBC faculty and an
expert in the field of measure theory,
which includes probability theory and
functional analysis.
The new head of the animal science
department is Prof. Robert Blair of the
University of Saskatchewan, where he is a
member of the Department of Animal and
Poultry Science and director of the Prairie
Swine Production Research Centre.
Prof. Sion, who took up his five-year
appointment as mathematics head on
Jan. 1, is a graduate of New York
University, where he was awarded the
degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Master of
Science, and the University of California at
Berkeley, where he received his Doctor of
Philosophy degree in 1951.
Before joining the UBC faculty in 1960,
Prof. Sion taught at Berkeley and was a
member of the Institute of Advanced Study
at Princeton University from 1955 to 1957.
He has published more than 30 articles in
mathematical journals and is the author of
books on real analysis and basic linear
algebra.
Prof. Sion has played an active role in
professional mathematical organizations
and in 1974 was chairman of the
arrangements committee for meetings of
the International Congress of Mathematics,
which drew 4,500 mathematicians from all
over the world to UBC.
Prof. Blair, who will take up his five-
year appointment as head of animal
science at UBC on March 1, is a graduate
of the University of Glasgow, where he
received his Bachelor of Science degree in
1956, and the University of Aberdeen,
where he was awarded his Ph.D. in swine
nutrition in 1960.
Before joining the University of
Saskatchewan in 1978, Prof. Blair was a
research officer at a Scottish animal
research institute, an animal husbandry
assistant and research fellow at the
University of Aberdeen, principal scientific
officer at the Agricultural Research
Council Poultry Research Centre in
Edinburgh and director of Poultry and
Livestock Nutrition for the Swift Canadian
Co. in Etobicoke, Ont.
Prof. Blair was promoted to the rank of
full professor in the Department of Animal
and Poultry Science at the University of
Saskatchewan in 1979 and became director
of the Prairie Swine Production Research
Centre at that university the following
year.
He is a prolific writer on topics
associated with animal nutrition,
particularly in relation to swine and
poultry, and is an active member of
numerous national and international
committees concerned with animal
-u^HriaM UBC Reports January 4, 1984
Victor Doray
Vic Doray
elected to
UBC Board
Victor Doray, head of the Department of
Biomedical Communications in the Faculty
of Medicine, has been elected to a three-
year term on the Board of Governors by
full-time employees of the University who
are not faculty members.
Mr. Doray, who succeeds William
Morrison of the Department of Physics on
the Board, was elected from a field of
seven candidates.
A graduate of Loyola College (now
Concordia University) in Montreal, Mr.
Doray was awarded a diploma in medical
art at the University of Toronto. Before
joining the UBC staff in 1957 as head of
medical illustration (now Biomedical
Communications), he worked as a medical
illustrator and photographer at hospitals in
Paris and London.
He is a past president of the
International Association of Medical
Illustrators and served on the advisory
council to the Emily Carr School of Art in
Vancouver from 1980 to 1982.
Last month UBC faculty members
elected Dr. Patricia Baird, head of the
medical school's Department of Medical
Genetics, and Department of Geography
head Prof. Olav Slaymaker to three-year     -
terms on the Board.
All the newly elected members will take
their seats at the meeting of the Board on
Feb. 2.
In other election news, Leonard P.
Sampson, a UBC graduate and principal of
a school in Richmond, has withdrawn as a
candidate for chancellor of the University.
President George Pedersen announced Mr.
Sampson's withdrawal at the December
meeting of UBC's Senate.
The election for the position of
chancellor thus becomes a race between
two UBC graduates       Robert Wyman,
head of one of B.C.'s major investment
firms and current chairman of the
Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and
Stan Persky, teacher, author and former
editor of the Solidarity Times, a weekly
newspaper formerly published by the
Solidarity Coalition.
Bookstore
adds hours
The UBC Bookstore is now open on
Wednesday evenings and Saturdays in
addition to its regular weekday hours.
The store is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30
p.m. on Wednesday and from 9:30 a.m. to
5 p.m. on Saturdays. John Hedgecock,
director of the Bookstore, said that hours
had been extended in response to requests
from evening students and off-campus
customers who were unable to get to the
Bookstore during the daytime on weekdays.
Hours on weekdays excluding
Wednesday are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Bookstore remains closed on
Sundays.
Faculty lay-off criteria
subject of renewed talks
Negotiations are again under way
between the University and the Faculty
Association on a revised set of association
proposals on the criteria and procedures
that will apply to lay-offs of faculty
members for reasons of financial exigency.
Negotiations between the University and
the association on the criteria and
procedures that would apply in the event
of financial exigency were temporarily
suspended in 1982. In the interim, the
association's executive has developed a
revised set of proposals in the light of
guidelines from the Canadian Association
of University Teachers, the
recommendations of previous committees
of the association and experience in earlier
negotiations.
The possibility of faculty lay-offs was the
subject of a special meeting of the
association on Dec. 12, called by 25
members and attended by 225, when a
motion was passed urging the executive to
write to President George Pedersen "urging
him to submit no plans concerning the
fiscal year 1984 - 85 that involve any layoffs of faculty," and urging him to
"complete negotiations with the Faculty
Association on financial exigency as soon as
possible."
bi its December newsletter to members,
the association's executive said it had
written to the president, "strongly
reiterating (the association's) long-standing
position . . . that there should be no layoffs for reasons of financial exigency until
agreement has been reached on the criteria
and procedures to govern any such
lay-offs."
Protest proposal defeated
UBC Faculty Association members have
narrowly defeated a proposal to stage a day
of protest against cut-backs in university
funding.
The association, in a mail ballot to its
members which arose out of a motion
passed at its general meeting in November,
sought a mandate to stage a day of protest
that would include a march or rally on a
Saturday in January.
In response to the question: "Should the
Faculty Association stage a day of protest
in January, 1984?", 517 members voted
"No," and 486 voted "Yes." A total of
2,016 questionnaires were sent to members.
The association, in its December
newsletter, says its executive "does not
interpret this result as a mandate to
proceed with a day of protest," but adds
that there is clearly "widespread concern,
particularly about university funding."
As a result, the executive has set up a
committee to examine the detailed
responses to the questionnaire and to make
recommendations on how concerns can be
expressed.
"It is hoped," the newsletter comments,
"that through cooperation with the
University Administration, and with the
other universities in B.C., we may be able
to take effective steps to draw public
attention to the long-term results of
university cut-backs."
AUCC calls for change
in federal fund transfers
OTTAWA — The federal government
should amend the Established Programs
Financing Arrangements to ensure that
federal funds transferred to the provinces
in support of post-secondary education are
spent in that sector, according to the
Association of Universities and Colleges of
Canada.
In an eight-page brief presented to the
Royal Commission on the Economic Union
and Development Prospects for Canada,
the AUCC points out that universities are
vital to the social, cultural and economic
prosperity of communities, provinces and
the country as a whole. It calls on the
commission to press the federal and
provincial governments to provide
adequate levels of funding to post-
secondary institutions over the long term.
The brief calls attention to the
important role of the universities in
research and development. It says the
commission should recognize 1) that nearly
all researchers get their training at
university, 2) that universities must remain
the focal point for much of the country's
basic research, 3) that support for basic
research shouldjiot be allowed to fall
below a minimally acceptable level and 4)
that the balance between basic and applied
research should be carefully monitored.
The association points to the need for a
"coherent national research policy" and
calls on the commission to set out specific
corrective measures to guard against a
potential shortfall of trained university
researchers in the coming decades.
The brief was delivered by AUCC
President Dr. W. Andrew MacKay,
president of Dalhousie University and by
AUCC Board member Dr. Ronald L.
Watts, principal of Queen's University at
Kingston.
The association represents 70 universities
and degree-granting colleges. The group
was founded in 1911.
OTTAWA - All Canadians have a
fundamental right to a university education
if they are qualified, says the Canadian
Association of University Teachers, but
government underfunding is restricting
admission to fewer and fewer lucky ones
each year.
In its brief to the Macdonald
Commission on the economy, the
26,000-member association points out that
most Canadians recognize the need to be
better educated in the coming decades but
some politicians are trying to restrict access
to university and this will retard the
country's growth potential.
There should be no economic, social, or
cultural barriers to enrolment, says the
CAUT, and special programs to encourage
more women, native people, and the
economically disadvantaged should be
established. Merit should be the only
criterion.
The association calls the current level of
funding for universities inadequate, and
wants an end to federal and provincial
bickering over the current funding crisis
which has led to depleted libraries, out-of-
date scientific equipment, and a loss of
morale in the education system. It plans a
second brief on this matter.
The brief also calls for wider recognition
of the importance of university-based
research, particularly basic research; more
money for graduate and post-graduate
training programs; research ventures with
business and labor; and tax incentives to
encourage research in the universities.
In addition, it outlines serious university
staffing problems in the 1990s when large
numbers of professors are expected to
retire and student enrolments are projected
to increase substantially; government
threats to academic freedom and university
autonomy; and bilingualism in universities.
"GRANT-
DCADLINCS
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 grunts) or
228-5583 (internal grants).
February (application
deadlines in brackets)
Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Fdn.
Research (1)
AUCC: National Defence Program
Fellowships: Strategic Studies (1)
PDF: Military History (1)
Australian Inst. Nuclear Science &
Engineering
AINSE Research Fellowship (28)
Cancer Research Society Inc.
Fellowships (15)
Research (15)
Deutscher Akadem. Austauschdienst (DAAD)
Study Visits of Foreign Academics (1)
Distilled Spirits Council of US
Grants in-aid for research (1)
Educational Research Inst, of BC (ERIBC)
ERIBC Major Research Grant (1)
Environment Canada: Forest Service
Forestry Research (I)
Environment Canada: Wildlife Service
University Research Support Fund
Program (15)
Health & Welfare Canada: Welfare
National Welfare: Senior Research
Fellowship (1)
Hereditary Disease Foundation
Research (1)
International Copper Research Assn.
Research Contract (15)
International Development Research Centre
South-North Research Awards in
Education (28)
Labour Canada
University research (15)
Manning, Ernest C.    Awards Foundation
Ernest C. Manning Awards (29)
MRC: Grants Program
Grants-in-aid   -   NEW (1)
Major Equipment (1)
National Cancer Institute of Canada
Career Award Appointments (1)
Training and Study Awards (1)
National Huntington's Disease (US)
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (15)
Royal Bank
Royal Bank Award (28)
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
H.K. Detweiler Travel Fellowships (28)
Scottish Rite Schizophrenia Prog.
— Research Grant (1)
Secretary of State
Canadian Ethnic Studies Program:
Professorships (15)
— Canadian Ethnic Studies: Research (15)
Sigma Delta Epsilon Women in Science, Inc.
— Research (1)
Spencer, Chris Foundation
-  Foundation Grants (28)
SSHRC: Strategic Grants Division
— Canadian Studies: Research Tools (1)
— Library: Strengthening of Specialized
Collections (1)
University of New Brunswick
Postdoctoral Fellowship (10)
Weizmann Inst, of Science
— Joseph Meyerhoff Fellowship (28)
Whitehall Foundation, Inc.
Research (1)
Apple Canada Education Foundation
— Microcomputers Research (open)
Note: All external agency grant requests must
be signed by the Head, Dean, and Dr. R.D.
Spratley.  Applicant is responsible for sending
application to agency.
Safety Corner
A two-hour training seminar for
department/area/building safety
committees on accident investigations will
be held Jan. 19   in the Garden Room of
the Graduate Student Centre, starting at
1:30 p.m.
The seminar is being presented in
cooperation with the Workers'
Compensation Board and will present
accident investigation as a tool in an
effective safety program.
"The importance of a well-designed
report which outlines both accident causes
and the implementation of corrective
action will be discussed," said UBC safety
coordinator Geoffrey Crampton.
Further information on the seminar is
available from Mr. Crampton at 228-5811. UBC Reports January 4, 1984
UDC
CaundaR
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the weeks of Jan. 22 and 29,
material must be submitted not later than
4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12. Send notices
to Information Services, 6328 Memorial
Road (Old Administration Building). For
further information, call 228-3131.
SUNDAY, JAN. 8
Men's Gymnastics.
UBC vs. the University of Washington. Osborne
Centre. 1 p.m.
MONDAY, JAN. 9
Plant Science Seminar.
Sacrifice to Robigus   -  Aspects of Host
Pathogen Interactions. Dr. Michael Shaw, Plant
Science, UBC. Room 342, MacMillan Building.
12:30 p.m.
The Pedersen Exchange.
The Pedersen Exchange is cancelled this week.
President Pedersen meets every Monday he is on
campus with any member of the University
community who wishes to discuss matters of
concern. 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Health Sciences Disarmament
Group.
Informal meeting (with refreshments) for anyone
interested in joining a nuclear disarmament
group based in the Health Sciences area. Room
G41, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
3:30 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar.
Modern Microwave Measurements. Dr. Stephen
F. Adam, Hewlett Packard Co., Palo Alto,
California. Room 402, Electrical Engineering
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Management Science Seminar.
Stochastic Optimization Models and their
Application to Fisheries Management. Prof.
Colin Clark, Mathematics, UBC. Room 413,
Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Ceostrophic Adjustment in Channels. Dr.
William Hsieh, University of New South Wales,
Kensington, Australia. Room 229. Mathematics
Building. 3:45 p.m.
TUESDAY, JAN. 10
Chemistry Lecture.
Along the Reaction Coordinate in Solution.
Prof. J.T. Hynes, Chemistry, University of
Colorado. Room 250, Chemistry Building.
4 p.m.
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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11
Noon-Hour Concert.
Hortulani Musicae. Erica Northcott, soprano;
Peter Hannan, recorder; Ray Nurse, lute, and
Nan Mackie, viola da gamba. Recital Hall,
Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
Statistical Problems in the Geological Sciences.
Dr. AlastairJ. Sinclair, Geological Sciences,
UBC. Room 223. Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
B.C. Resource Communities. Prof. Pat
Marchak, Sociology, UBC. Room 201.
Geography Building. 3:30 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
Similarities in Energy Budgets and Life History
Patterns of Animal Populations. Dr. Dave
Lavigne, Zoology, University of Guelph. Room
2449, Biological Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Frederic Wood Theatre.
Opening night of Oscar Wilde's The Importance
of Being Earnest. Continues until Jan. 21
(except Sunday). For ticket information, call
228-2678 or drop by Room 207 of the Frederic
Wood Theatre. 8 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 12
Faculty Recital.
Music of Bach, Quantz, Telemann, Duvernoy,
and Donizetti. Played by Paul Douglas, flute;
Brian G'Froerer, French horn; Anthony Averay,
bassoon; Maria De Rungs, cello; Robert Rogers,
piano, and James Bailey, harpsichord. Recital
Hall, Music Building.  12:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
A New Phase of Three-Dimensional Matter:
Surprising Results of the Dislocation-Loop
Theory of the Multicritical Point in Smectic
Liquid Crystals. John Toner, IBM Watson
Research Center, Yorktown Heights. Room 318,
Hennings Building. 2:30 p.m.
Psychology Colloquium.
Accountability: The Neglected Social Context of
Judgment and Choice. Dr. Philip Tetlock,
University of California. Room 421, Angus
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
Beyond the Standard Model: Toward the
Desertron and the Next Generation of
Accelerators. Erich Vogt, director, TRIUMF.
Room 201, Hennings Building. 4 p.m.
CUSO-UBC Development Education
Series.
World Development Awareness and Action.
Admission is free. For further information, call
228-4886 (a.m.) International House.
7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, JAN. 13
Electrical Engineering Seminar.
Discrete Time Analysis and Control of Current-
Programmed DC/DC Converters, Dr. Kevin C.
Daly, Electrical Engineering, University of New
South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Room 418,
Electrical Engineering Building. 10:30 a.m.
Women's Volleyball.
Thundervolley. War Memorial Gymnasium.
4 p.m.
Faculty Club.
Chef Erich Schmieg will give a demonstration
and commentary on the dinner served in the
main dining room that evening. Cooking
demonstration is at 6:30 p.m. in the ballroom,
dinner at 7:30 p.m. Faculty Club.
Hockey.
UBC vs. the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre. 8 p.m.
Purcell String Quartet.
Music of Pentland, Mozart, and Mendelssohn.
Played by Sydney Humphreys, violin; Bryan
King, violin; Philippe Etter, viola; Ian
Hampton, cello, with Robert Rogers, guest
pianist. For ticket information, call 921-8464.
Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
SATURDAY, JAN.
Women's Volleyball.
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Thundervolley.
8 a.m.
War Memorial Gymnasium.
Hockey.
UBC vs. the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre. 8 p.m.
MONDAY, JAN. 16
Plant Science Seminar.
European Clonal Selection of Plant Materials for
Landscape Improvement. Bruce MacDonald,
assistant director, Botanical Garden, UBC.
Room 324, MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Management Science Seminar.
Multi-Period Risky Project Valuation: a Mean-
Covariance Certainty-Equivalent Approach.
Prof. Gordon Sick, University of Alberta. Room
413, Angus Building. 3:30 p.m.
The Pedersen Exchange.
The Pedersen Exchange is cancelled this week.
President Pedersen meets every Monday he is on
campus with any member of the University
community who wishes to discuss matters of
concern. 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Uniform Asymptotic Expansion of Jacobi
Polynomials with Applications. Dr. Chris
Frenzen, Mathematics, UBC. Room 229,
.Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Biomembrane Discussion Group
Seminar.
Structure and Function of Rhodopsin
Biomembranes. Dr. Paul Hargrave, University
of South Illinois. Lecture Hall 4, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 4 p.m.
TUESDAY, JAN. 17
Esperanto Club Inaugural Meeting.
The 1984 World Esperanto Congress will be
held at UBC in late July. The main aim of the
UBC Esperanto Club during its First six months
will be to give University members the chance of
learning the language, so they will be able to
talk freely with people from 30 to 50 countries
during the congress itself. Anyone interested in
finding out more about the language is welcome
to come along. International House.
12:30     2:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Some Problems in Coastal Trapped Waves. Dr.
William Hsieh, School of Mathematics,
University of New South Wales, Sydney,
Australia. Room 1465, Biological Sciences
Building. 3 p.m.
Chemistry Lecture.
1983     84 Xerox Lecture. Molecular Metal
Cluster Chemistry. Prof. Earl L. Muetterties,
Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley.
Room 250, Chemistry Building. 4 p.m.
Human Nutrition Seminar.
Nutritional Implications of Traditional Methods
of Processing Corn. Jennifer Hamilton, Human
Nutrition, UBC. Room 242, Family and
Nutritional Sciences Building. 4 p.m.
Gerontology Lecture.
Social Factors in the Health and Well-Being of
the Elderly. Dr. Beverly Burnside, Health Care
& Epidemiology, and Committee on
Gerontology, UBC. Lecture Hall 3, Woodward
Instructional Resources Centre. 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18
Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
Regulation of Lipolysis in Cardiac Tissue. Dr.
David Severson, Pharmacology, University of
Calgary. Room 317, Block C, Medical Sciences
Building. 12 noon.
Assertive Training Workshop.
The Office for Women Students will lead an
assertive training group for women students.
The workshop will teach women to express
themselves directly and overcome obstacles to
assertive behaviour. Pre-registration required in
Brock 203. For more information, call 228-2415.
Room 106C, Brock Hall. 12:30 p.m.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Trout quintet by Schubert. Played bv John
Loban, violin: Gerald Stanick, viola: Ken
Friedman, double bass; Eric Wilson, cello, and
Robert Silverman, piano. Recital Hall, Music
Building.  12:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
Political Implications of Home Ownership.
Geraldine Pratt, Geography, UBC. Room 201,
Geography Building. 3:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop.
Bayesian Nonlinear Regression. Dr. David M.
Eaves, Mathematics, SFU. Room 223, Angus
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Animal Resource Ecology Seminar.
Evolution of Insect-Plant Interactions: Toward a
Demographic Framework. Dr. John Thompson,
Zoology, Washington State University. Room
2449, Biological Sciences Building. 4:30 p.m.
Faculty Club.
Buffet dinner in the main dining room. Cost is
$9 per person. Reservations required. Faculty
Club. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Women's Gymnastics.
UBC vs. Sacramento State. Osborne Centre.
6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 19
Essay Skills Workshop.
Nancy Horsman of the Women Students' Office
will give three one-hour workshops to assist
students increase their skills in preparation of
essays. They will be held three Thursdays, Jan.
19, 26 and Feb. 2. Room B212, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar.
The Faculty of Engineering at the University of
Victoria. Dr. L.T. Bruton, Dean of
Engineering, University of Victoria. Room 402,
Electrical Engineering Building. 1:30 p.m.
Condensed Matter Seminar.
High Temperature Magnetism in Chromium?
Eric Fawcett, University of Toronto. Room 318,
Hennings Building. 2:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
The Status of Neurological Research Today. E.
McGeer, UBC. Room 201, Hennings Building.
4 p.m.
CUSO-UBC Development Education
Series.
World Development Awareness and Action.
Admission is free. For further information, call
228-4886 (a.m.) International House.
7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, JAN. 20
Concert.
Music of Debussy, Beethoven, Lutoslawski, and
Schumann. Played by Grace McNab, piano.
Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Reading.
Canadian writer David Watmough will read
from his work. Room D230, Buchanan
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Purcell String Quartet.
Music of Coulthard. Mozart, and Mendelssohn.
Played by Sydney Humphreys, violin; Bryan
King, violin; Philippe Etter, viola; Ian
Hampton, cello, with Hans-Karl Piltz, guest
violist. For ticket information, call 921-8464.
Recital Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
Hockey.
UBC vs. the University of Calgary Dinosaurs.
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre. 8 p.m.
SATURDAY, JAN. 21
Vancouver Society for Early Music.
Hortulani Musicae. Colin Tilney, harpsichord.
For ticket information, call 732 l'610. Recital
Hall, Music Building. 8 p.m.
Hockey.
UBC vs. the University of Calgary Dinosaurs.
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre. 8 p.m.
Notices...
Pipers and Drummers
Pipers and drummers wanted for campus pipe
band. For information, call Edward Mornin at
228-51.40.
Geology Museum sale
The Collector Shop at the UBC Geological
Museum, located in the Geological Sciences
Building, is holding a clearance sale of
specimens during the month of January.
•Reductions up to 50 per cent on current stock of
mineral and fossil specimens. For more
information, call Joe Nagel at 228-5586.
St. John Ambulance first aid
St. John Ambulance is offering their Safety
Oriented First Aid course (S.O.F.A.) to UBC
students. The course costs $20, requires eight
hours to complete, and will be offered on
Saturdays. Upon completion of the program, an
Emergency First Aid Certificate is issued.
Registration: Wednesday, Jan.  11 and
Thursday, Jan. 12, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in
the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre
mall. Course fee is payable at that time.
Textile Display
An exhibit of African textile, is on display in the
north wing, fifth floor, of 'hr Main Library
through the middle of Januei\ .
Museum of Anthropology
Exhibit: An exhibit entitled Museum Quality
features more than 100 art works and artifacts
that have been purchased for the museum with
support from the Anthropology Shop volunteers.
The exhibit continues through Jan. 15.
Sunday Programs: The Museum is sponsoring
three hands-on programs every Sunday until
May entitled Copper, Salmon, Cedar: Glimpses
of Wealth on the Northwest Coast. The
programs are as follows: The Life-Giving Cedar,
at 1 p.m.; Harvesting the Sea: Fishing, at
2 p.m.; The Potlatch: Past and Present, at
3 p.m. Programs are free with museum
admission.
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