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 UBC Archives Serial
Volume 34 Number 2, January 28,1988
jack Pomfret takes aim at an active, satisfying retirement after more than 40 years at UBC
Photo by Warren Schmidt
Pomfret hangs up boots,
skates, trunks, cleats, etc.
by Jo Moss
Calculate the odds for Wayne Gretzky
abandoning professional hockey for a coaching
career at UBC.
Not good?
With athletic credentials that make Gretzky
look like he doesn't try hard enough, retiring
UBC faculty member Jack Pomfret did exactly
that 40 years ago.
When he joined UBC's physical education
program as an instructor in 1946, Pomfret was
24 years ok) and had already established
himself as an athletic superstar in baseball,
basketball, boxing, football, hockey, lacrosse,
rugby, swimming and soccer.
He held the world record in breaststroke and
a number of Canadian swimming records. He
turned down pro tryouts in baseball with the
New York Yankees and the Seattle Rainiers;
and in hockey with the Vancouver Lions and
New York Rangers.
Now, more than forty years later at age 65,
Pomfret is retiring from the university after an
Impressive and distinguished career as coach,
instructor and sports administrator.
He credits his father, a pro soccer player in
England, with influencing his decision to instruct
and coach rather than turn professional.
"My father was big on the educational
standpoint and he was very much against pro
sports," Pomfret said. "Also, pro sports didn't
pay much at that time."
Pomfret downplays his own athletic record.
He's proud of his teaching and coaching. He's
a firm believer that sports should be an integral
part of university life—for any student.
"It's a waste of life at school not to take
advantage of what else is out there," he said.
"I'm not a great believer in spending all your
time with your nose in the books. Ifs beneficial
to enjoy other areas and I'm not just talking
about sports, but about dance, theatre and
things like that."
As a student at the University of Washington
where he got a B.A., and later an M.Sc. in
Physical Education, Pomfret's list of athletic
accomplishments is staggering. He was a
member of the Huskies championship
swimming team and in university boxing
competition held an unbroken record of wins.
The only Canadian to captain the Huskies
basketball team, he was selected to the
Canadian Olympic team in 1948.
Pomfret said ifs still possible for young
athletes to excel in a variety of sports.
"Ifs a little ridiculous, to my mind, to play
one sport 12 months of the year," he said. "It's
the parents and coaches who bring this on and
I question that attitude."
As a UBC coach Pomfret worked with the
men's and women's Thunderbird basketball
teams, the football team, and the swimming and
diving team over the years.   In i 1971 he was
recognized as CIAU Swim Coach of the Year.
Pomfret started to work with student groups
on campus to initiate a first-class swimming
facility in 1970. From 1973 on he served as
chairman of the planning and coordination
committee that drew up the design, supervised
the construction, and coordinated the fund
raising for the UBC Aquatic Centre—which
finally opened September 1978.
His favorite sport?
"I did enjoy the camaraderie of basketball,
the team aspect But I don't have a number
one favorite," he said.
Pomfret was assistant coach of the
Canadian basketball team at the 1956
Olympics in Melbourne and a member of the
central committee for the 1964 Canadian
Olympic swim trials. He has also served the
community as tournament and games director
for the B.C. Boys High School basketball
championships, consultant to the Vancouver
Parks Board and other groups on pool
construction and water safety programs, and as
selection committee member for the B.C.
Sports Hall of Fame.
For 17 years, until 1972, Pomfret was
official football statistician at B.C. Lions Games,
delivering live commentary for radio and TV.
In 1972, he was inducted into B.C.'s Sports
Hall of Fame.
Asked about his plans for the future,
Pomfret said he hadn't thought about it yet. He
will be working closely with the School of
Physical Education scholarship program and
said he plans to be involved in yet another
Master's course
aimed at business
by Debora Sweeney
Recognizing a need for more Canadian
expertise in the field of advanced technology,
UBC is establishing a new master's degree
The Master's Degree in Advanced
Management Technology is a first for a major
Canadian university, according to UBC
President David Strangway.
"We want to show that we're taking
leadership in technology and business," said
Strangway. "The program is in recognition of
the need for people who can carry out the
technology, but who also have the business
The degree will allow students to combine
graduate level studies in science, engineering
and MBA level management courses during two
years. Currently, it would take a student up to
six years to obtain master's degrees in each
The program requires an undergraduate
degree in science or engineering.
"We'll provide a combination of skills which
are important for corporate leaders faced with
rapid advances in technology," said Dr. Robert
Miller, Dean of the Faculty of Science.
"We hope to fulfill an urgent demand to
improve Canada's international competitiveness," added Dr. Peter Lusztig, Dean of the
Faculty of Commerce.
The program will include a summer
internship in a company in North America or
overseas, preferably in Pacific Rim countries.
"The technology going on in the Pacific Rim
is so crucial to us that we have to learn some of
their skills," said Strangway.
A task force from the faculties of science,
applied science and commerce has been
established to draw up guidelines for the
master's program. The guidelines must be
approved by those faculties and by the faculty
of graduate studies before they go to the board
of governors and senate for final approval.
It is expected the program will be launched
in the fall of 1989.
UBC will compete
for federal funding
by Debora Sweeney
UBC researchers are ready, willing and
anxious to compete for $1.3 billion in federal
science and technology funding, announced
last week by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
"We're already bringing in large sums of
competitively won dollars in research grants
and funds," said UBC President David
Strangway. "With the quality of what we're
already doing, we're in an excellent position.*
"The word that describes my state of mind is
impatient," added Dr. Peter Larkin, vice-
president, research. "We're waiting to jump out
of the starting block and I want to know the
rules of the game so we can get on with it"
The first two projects to receive financial
support will be a series of "centres of excel-
UBC has captured another Gold Medal for
its national weekly radio series UBC Perspectives with David Suzuki.
The series, produced by the Community
Relations Office, this month received a Gold
Medal for outstanding radio programming from
the Council for the Advancement and Support of
Education, a 2,800-member international
organization based in Washington, D.C.   UBC
also received a CASE Gold Medal for the series
in 1987.
The award-winning programs, produced by
UBC Information Officer Lorie Chortyk and
written by Vancouver writer/director John
Wright, focused on topics ranging from AIDS
research and seniors' rights to food preservation and the search for extra-terrestrial life.
The programs are hosted by Dr. David
Suzuki and feature interviews with UBC faculty
members. They are distributed by satellite to
256 radio stations across Canada by Broadcast
News in Toronto. Production is currently under
way for an upcoming 13-part series, scheduled
to air in March.
Radio continued on Page 2
Bear with us
Computer errors resulted in a number of
dropped lines in stories and inadequate
spacing in headlines in the last issue of UBC
A new desktop publishing system has been
installed in the Community Relations Office, and
there were some unforeseen software
problems. I am optimistic that the problems are
short term and I look forward to using the new
system to improve the overall design of the
The Editor
lence" and a national scholarship program. The
centres of excellence would enable universities
to focus on specialized research in such areas
as biotechnology, artificial intelligence,
information technology and advanced industrial
The federal government has not yet outlined
how many centres there will be, where they will
be, or who will administer them. Larkin expects
the details to be released within a few weeks.
"Ifs absolutely inevitable we'll get at least
one because we have excellent researchers
who can compete on a international level," he
Larkin added that proposed programs which
feature collaboration with other universities and
which have provincial government backing will
likely get "brownie points."
Funding for the centres and for the
scholarship program will total close to $300
million. That leaves another $1 billion for
projects that will be announced in the months
Strangway said he hopes the funding
announcement is the first of many for science
and technology.
"There has to be more that follows because
this is what's necessary to make us internationally competitive," he said.
by Debora Sweeney
UBC is establishing a subsidiary company
to administer a market housing development on
20 acres of university land.
The UBC Real Estate Corporation will
oversee development of the land on the corner
of 16th Avenue and Wesbrook Mall.
The property is owned by UBC and is not
part of the University Endowment Lands.
UBC President David Strangway said the
decision to develop the 20 acre site is the result
of the University's capital funding crisis.
"We're looking at developing market housing
on non-endowment lands because it is a
significant money generator for the University in
the long-term," said Strangway.
According to recent reports, UBC needs
more than $342 million to build desperately
needed buildings and catch up on repairs and
renovations that are long overdue.
Building residential housing would generate
at least $3 million a year.
The project would include two high-rise
apartments and four townhouse complexes
which would house up to 640 units. Development is expected to take two to five years. fcr»o2 p.r,vi?fr.x!\ C'HU
Athletic changes
to be implemented
UBC President David Strangway diss cut exercise bike at $.0 new sports medicine centre while Dr.
Don McKenzie checks the monitoring equipment
McGavin sports centre
best in the country
by Jo Moss
A $500,000 expansion of the B.C. Sports
Medicine Clinic on the UBC campus makes it
the best centre of its kind in Canada.
There's no contest," said Co-Director Doug
Clement. "The centre is now unmatched in
terms of activities combining an academic and
service function."
In an opening ceremony Monday, Jan. 25
the centre was formally renamed the Allan
McGavin Sports Medicine Centre, after former
UBC chancellor Allan McGavin who contributed
enormously to sport during his career.
The expansion was funded by an Allan
McGavin memorial fund and clinic fundraising
activities. The university contributed $300,000.
Prominent businessman David Lam donated
$10,000 for the purchase of a commemorative
sculpture which was unveiled at the ceremony.
Titled "Orthokinetic", it's the work of Vancouver
artist John Sund, 24, a student at the Emily Carr
College of Art and Design. It is the most
significant work sold by an ECCAD student in
the history of the college.
A high profile service for recreational and
elite performance athletes, the centre treats an
average of 1,000 people a week. Patients
come from all the western provinces as well as
Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
The expansion of the facilities means
patients won't have to wait weeks for treatment.
And new sophisticated equipment will enable
clinic staff to undertake major investigative
research into sports injuries. A complete
biomechanics laboratory with video cameras,
for example, will allow researchers to study gait
problems, especially as they relate to knee
by Jo Moss
The main thrust of task force recommendations on athletics and sport services at UBC
have been approved by the president and most
will be implemented this year, according to task
force chairman, Vice-President of Student and
Academic Services K.D. Srivastava.
Srivastava said he will set up a committee of
five or six people to examine in detail one of the
major issues the task force addressed—the
management of campus sports facilities.
"It's not an easy task, there's 75 years of
history to bring in as we look ahead," Srivastava
The study group, which includes student
and alumni representatives, will examine,
amongst other things, the dairy scheduling and
operation of sports facilities and submit an
interim report by August of this year. According
to Srivastava, a new management structure
should be in place during the 1988/89 session.
Srivastava said he did not foresee any
major problems in implementing task force
"But it requires a lot of work. We have a
long way to go," he said.
He said criticism from some campus groups
on the task force recommendations was
"When you have two departments with
complementary, yet dissimilar, interests there
will always be tension," he said. "I hope that we
will be able to resolve the issues."
The task force called for submissions from
faculty, staff and students before delivering its
report in July 1987. The report was circulated
to the campus community as an insert in UBC
Reports and it invited further comment.
According to UBC president David Strangway,
a number of comments and suggestions were
received before the final decisions were made.
"Many of the issues raised will be addressed
by the framework going into place, and by
making the management process more
effective," Strangway said.
Strangway said it is important the campus
community has an opportunity for direct input
before major university decisions are taken.
"I feel strongly that there should be this input
on important issues," he said.
Strangway said the decision has been taken
Legal study for elderly under way
by Lorie Chortyk
UBC researchers are beginning an 18-
month study that examines how well our current
laws and legal system serve B.C.'s aging
Prof. James Thornton, coordinator of UBC's
Committee on Gerontology and law professor
Donald MacDougall, are co-investigators of the
study. A project director is expected to be
named later this week.  The study is being
funded by the Law Foundation of British
MacDougall, a world expert in the field of
family law, said an in-depth look at legal
services for the elderly is long overdue.
"Except for the area of guardianship law,
there really hasnt been much research done on
this topic in Canada," he said. "We hope to
gather a base of information that can be used
by educators, the legal profession and agencies
that offer legal services to the elderly."
An advisory committee made up of
representatives from government, the legal
profession, and various community groups that
serve the elderly is also involved in the project
MacDougall said the study will focus on
some critical issues facing elderly Canadians,
including mandatory retirement, abuse of the
elderly, withdrawal of medical services,
protection of the Institutionalized elderly,
competency and guardianship criteria, and
consumer protection.
"Our goal is to determine the type of legal
Radio from Page One
UBC programming is also airing daily on 53
radio stations in B.C. through CKWX's Satellite
Radio News network. The programs, which hit
tire airwaves last fall, are co-produced by
CKWX and UBC's Community Relations Office.
Upcoming programs highlight UBC research in
the fields of children's literature, native Indian
languages, food safety, organ transplants,
sports medicine and fitness.
Plans are also under way in the Community
Relations Office to bring CJOR Radio on-
location to the campus in March for a special
two-hour program on issues and concerns
facing the university. CJOR's Michael
Campbell Show, which airs from 3:30 to 5:30
p.m., is planning a close-up look at university
research and some of the concerns facing UBC
faculty, staff and students.
2 UBC REPORTS January 28,1988
sen/ices the elderly need, how well Canadian
laws protect the elderly, if older clients are
being properly served by the legal profession
and if educational institutions are preparing law
students adequately to deal with elderly clients,"
he said.
MacDougall said that in some cases,
Canadian laws are adequate for the elderly, but
lawyers are not properly trained to deal with
older clients.
"Lawyers are impatient, and they don't
always take the time to listen to their older
clients or explain to them what their rights are,"
he said. "The laws aren't much good to the
elderly if they can't effectively evoke them.
We'll be looking at what can be done to rectify
situations like these."
Reports on the study findings will be sent to
the Ministry of Justice Canada, the B.C.
Attorney General, the Law Society of B.C., the
Canadian Bar Association (B.C. Branch), the
Legal Services Society, the Continuing Legal
Education Society and law faculties at UBC and
the University of Victoria.
MacDougall would like to hear from anyone
who has encountered problems related to the
delivery of legal sen/ices to the elderly. He can
be reached at 228-2369.
Panel slated
Arts undergraduates unsure of what the
future holds for them after graduation may find
inspiration in an upcoming panel discussion on
"After the B.A...." brings together a panel of
arts graduates who have found success in a
wide range of fields, including business, media,
arts and politics.
"After the B.A....* will be held on Monday,
Feb. 8, at 4:30 p.m. at Cecil Green Park. It is
co-sponsored by the Arts Faculty, the Arts
Undergraduate Society and the Alumni
that the Department of Athletic and Sport
Sen/ices will not be integrated with the School
of Physical Education. The current management structure will be revised and a management advisory committee set up to advise on
joint activities.
Other task force recommendations included
reorganizing the University Athletic Council
(UAC) and completing a financial audit.
Wheelchair athlete Rick Hansen, a UBC honorary degree recipient last year, was back on campus
recently to present the new Rick Hansen Special Needs Bursary to the first two recipients of the
award - Ken Roesch and Gordon McGee.
Srivastava said a formal management
advisory committee will be in place shortly and
will include the president of the Alma Mater
Society; chairman of the UAC; Director of
Physical Education and Recreation, Robert
Morford; and Director of Athletics, Robert
Reorganization of the UAC, and completion
of the financial audit is underway.
By Jo Moss
Jack Leigh has been appointed Director of
UBC's Computing Centre.
Acting director for the past two years, and
associate-director prior to that, Leigh, 48, joined
the centre as a programmer analyst in 1966.
"IVe worked in various capacities since then
and have been involved in all aspects of the
business including consulting and development," he said.
Leigh holds an M.A. in Physics from UBC
and is a Certified Data Processor.
The Computing Centre provides computing
facilities, computer communications, and
related support functions for teaching, research
and administrative computing on campus.
The last 18 months has seen a major
expansion in its operations.
"We've increased the variety of services
available and are providing more consulting
services and on-site assistance to campus
departments," Leigh explained. "We've also
extended our Ethernet network. Basically,
we've made it easier for people on campus to
Leigh is also closely involved with the
university's formal review of the Computing
Centre currently underway.
"The President's Office asked for a formal
review and the purpose is to make sure the
computing centre is properly organized to meet
the campus needs and to determine its future
direction," Leigh said.
Still in its early stages, the review will take
six to eight months to complete.
Ten years in the future, computer communications on campus will be quite different, Leigh
"We are turning away from being mainframe
oriented towards becoming a centre that
distributes services to the rest of the campus,"
he said. Personal computers will play an
increasingly significant role with the mainframe
computer, located in the Computing Centre,
providing background support, he said.
"People will be able to interact on their PC in
a way that is quite natural," Leigh explained. "In
fact, we'll have succeeded at our job if people
don't even know the mainframe exists."
Safety week
UBC's second annual Safety Awareness
Week will be held Feb. 8-12.
It is an opportunity for safety committees
icross campus to discuss their activities and to
omphasize the importance of health and safety
; elated issues.
The health and safety committee will have a
coffee from 9:30 -11:30 on Thursday, Feb. 11,
in SUB 207-9. Brown appointed
chairman of board
Photo by Stevs uhan
Ifs eggs-actfy what you think - a Thunderbird mascot ceremoniously hatched by Athletics last week
to cheer on UBC's teams. As yet unnamed, the feathery fowl is the first official mascot the university
has had.
Computer software
aids music composers
By Gavin Wilson
Most composers today still write music the
way it was done in the days of Mozart and
Beethoven. But UBC music professor Dr. Keith
Hamel is working at bringing musical notation,
finally, into the 20th century.
He has created two computer software
packages composers can use to write their
scores. Instead of labored scrawlings in
longhand, writers can now produce razor-sharp
images with high-quality laser printers.
"Ifs something like writing books by hand,"
says Dr. Hamel of traditional methods. "And
some people's handwriting is more legible than
others'. You can imagine handing a conductor
sheet music thafs just penciled in."
VP search
under way
An advisory committee is assisting
President David Strangway in the search for a
new Vice-President for Research. The successful candidate will replace Dr. Peter Larkin,
who is leaving the President's Office to resume
fulltime teaching and research.
The advisory committee will review applicants, Interview short-list candidates and make
a recommendation to the president. A recommendation will then be taken to the Board of
Governors by Dr. Strangway for approval.
Although no starting date has been set for
the new vice-president, committee member
Prof. Cole Harris, Geography, said the
committee would like to have the position filled
by June, 1988.
The committee will look for an individual who
understands the importance of research in the
arts and humanities as well as in the sciences,
according to another committee member. Prof.
Herbert Rosengarten.
"We're looking for someone who understands the mission of the university and the
importance of a broadly-based research
program," said Rosengarten, who heads UBC's
English Department
Other committee members are: Dr. Daniel
Birch, Vice-President, Academic and Provost;
Prof. David Hardwick, Department of Pathology;
Prof. Allan Freeze, Department of Geological
Sciences; Prof. Dennis Pavlich, Faculty of Law;
Prof. Martha Salcudean, Department of
Mechanical Engineering; and Dean Nancy
Sheehan, Faculty of Education.
As a composer himself, Hamel was all too
familiar with the frustrations of hand-copying
material. More frustration set in when the first
computer software designed for writing music
became available. It just wasn't up to the
complex requirements of today's serious music.
"There's only two other software packages
that are capable of handling professional quality
notation," says Dr. Hamel, who joined the music
faculty as an assistant professor in September.
"But they can't cope with the flexibility that
many contemporary scores need. Your piece
might not have any bar line or meter—things
that are sometimes needed."
Some UBC music students already use
computers routinely in their work, but Dr. Hamel
foresees a day when all composers will work by
the glow of a monitor screen.
"There could be a revolution in this area," he
says. "More and more artists — especially
composers — are beginning to use computers."
But to date the high cost of computer
equipment and software has prevented
widespread use in the arts.
"By and large, musicians don't have a lot of
money," he notes. "The stereotype of the poor,
starving composer still applies in some cases."
As well as ease of composition, Dr. Hamel's
software allows composers the satisfaction of
self-publication. Few contemporary composers
ever get to see their works published; the cost
of engraving music is just too high. It's so
expensive that even the full orchestral score for
one of the most popular musicals ever written,
West Side Story, wasn't engraved until 1985,
nearly 30 years after it was composed.
Dr. Hamel's newest software package,
tentatively called MusScript, is designed for use
with high quality laser printers and emphasizes
professional publishing quality. "The new
program is, essentially, desktop publishing for
music," he says.
Dr. Hamel has been working on the program
off and on for the past three years. Now it is
close to completion.
The first software package he designed,
called MusPrint, was marketed by word of
mouth. It's being used by composers in
universities throughout North America and even
in Western Europe.
Dr. Hamel began dabbling with computers in
high school, and later, as a graduate student at
Harvard, became seriously interested in how
computers can be used to enhance music.
"The use of computers represents a very
substantial change in the way we deal with
music," he says. "There's a great potential
by Jo Moss
Peter Brown, chairman of Canarim
Investment Corporation Ltd., has been named
chairman of UBC's Board of Governors. He
replaces William Sauder who has retired from
the board.
Former UBC chancellor Bob Wyman is one
of six new members appointed by the provincial
government Dec. 17 Board members serve a
three-year term.
The new members are: Kenneth Bagshaw,
Ronald Granholm, Arthur Hara, Janet Ketcham,
Richard Nelson, and Robert Wyman.
Kenneth Bagshaw, Q.C. is a senior partner
of the Vancouver law firm Ladner Downs. A
UBC graduate, Bagshaw is active in community
affairs, and has served as president of the
Vancouver Art Gallery, chairman of the B.C.
Arts Board, and chairman of the Minister's
Advisory Committee for the 1986 Festival of the
Arts. He is currently a member of the B.C.
Heritage Trust.
Ronald Granholm, a member c-f the B.C.
Institute of Chartered Accountants, is currently
president and CEO of Computrol Security
Systems. A past director of the Vancouver
Board of Trade, he was
also a member of its
executive committee for I
six years.
Granholm was a
director of both B.C.
Transit and the
Metropolitan Transit
Operating Company
and is a former
chairman, president and I	
CEO of Johnston B ROWN
Terminals and Storage. He is currently a
member of the Board of Trustees and Member
of the Executive Committee for the Vancouver
Art Gallery. He is also past chairman and
member of the Board of Governors of the
Business Council of B.C.
Chairman of Mitsubishi Canada Ltd., Arthur
Hara is a member of the Order of Canada.
Born in Vancouver, he's a graduate of the
Advanced Management Program of the Harvard
School of Business Administration and former
chairman of the Vancouver Board of Trade. He
is currently director of the Canadian Committee
of the Pacific Basin Economic Council,
chairman of the Asia Pacific Foundation of
Canada, and member of the Board of Governors for the Business Council of B.C.
A graduate of Smith College and the
University of Washington, Janet Ketcham has
lived in Canada for the past 26 years. A
resident of Vancouver since 1973, she is on the
Board of Directors of numerous corporations
including West Fraser Timber and Eurocan Pulp
and Paper.
She has had extensive community
involvement, especially in the arts, and was co-
chairman of the $5 Million Capital Building Fund
for the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Born in New Westminster, Richard Nelson
is president of Sentinel Vision Inc., a company
that develops and produces electronic optical
inspection equipment for the food processing
He holds a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from UBC (1953) and an M.B.A. from
Harvard Business School. A director of the
Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in
Toronto, and the Vancouver Port Corporation,
he has four children, two of whom are UBC
Chairman of Pemberton Houston
Willoughby Inc., Robert Wyman was chancellor
of UBC from 1984 to 1987. A graduate of
UBC's Faculty of Commerce, he is now a
director of B.C. Forest Products, B.C. Telephone Company, Glenayre, and Finning. He
was also chairman of the Vancouver Board of
Trade and of the Canadian Chamber of
Commerce as well as director of the Hamber
Board confirms
tuition increase
The Board of Governors approved on Jan.
19 a 4.5 per cent increase in undergraduate
tuition fees, effective April 1.
The increase means students in most
programs in Arts, Science, first-year Commerce
and Education wilt pay $1,455 for a normal
course load, while fees for students in Medicine
and Dentistry increase to $2,511.
The Board also approved proposals to
establish a deposit for telephone registration,
the collection of tuition fees before classes
begin unless special arrangements are
approved, the inclusion of miscellaneous fees in
the general tuition fee payment, new procedures for late registration and course changes
and a 5.5 per cent increase in the student
activity fee.
A recommendation to freeze first-year fees
for master and doctoral students at the 1987-88
level was also approved.
Foundation and Koerner Foundation.
Board of Governors members reappointed
for a second term are Peter Brown and Robert
Outgoing members are: Gerry Hobbs,
David McLean, Joy McCusker, Bill Sauder and
Richard Stewart.
Dr. Strangway said he is looking forward to
working with the new board members and
expressed his appreciation to the out-going
members for their contribution to the university.
"I'm grateful to the members for their
effective leadership in some of the difficult
issues that the board has dealt with over the
years," he said.
The Board of Governors has approved the
awarding of contracts totalling $15,128,000 for
three major construction projects on campus.
UBC's Vice-President for Administration and
Finance, Bruce Gellatly, said the Board
authorized the university to award contracts up
to $7,500,000 for 77 townhouses and a
commons area (phase III) in the Acadia Family
Housing project; $6,000,000 for the new
campus parkade being constructed adjacent to
the Student Union Building; and $1,628,000 for
phase III of the Biotechnology Laboratory in the
Wesbrook and Biological Sciences Buildings.
Gellatly said the university is waiting for
approval from the provincial government to
borrow $4.5 million for construction of the
parkade, which is scheduled for completion this
fall. He said income generated by the parkade
will be used to repay the loan over a 20 year
series starts
Experts from across North America will
discuss who's responsible for illiteracy, how
Canada can manage its financial deficit and
how close we are to a cure for AIDS and cancer
during the spring series of Vancouver Institute
lectures at UBC.
The series began Jan. 23 with a lecture by
Harvard University law professor Duncan
Kennedy on "Radicalism in Elite Institutions",
and wraps up March 19 with a lecture on
"Financial Management and the Federal Deficit"
by Canada's Auditor General Kenneth Dye.
All lectures in the Saturday evening series
take place at 8:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2 of
UBC's Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. Lectures are free and open to the
Upcoming speakers and their topics:
Jan. 30 — "Illiteracy: Naming the Guilty
Party", by Peter Calamai, Southam Inc.
correspondent, Washington, D.C.
Feb. 6 — "Education and Society: Insights
from the Past", by Dr. Nancy Sheehan, dean,
UBC Faculty of Education.
Feb. 13 — "Viruses, Cancer and AIDS:
Today and Tomorrow", by Dr. Robert Gallo,
National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland.
Feb. 20 — "The Outlook for Global
Banking", by Donald Fullerton, chairman and
chief executive officer, Canadian Imperial Bank
of Commerce.
Feb. 27 — "The Inner Self, by Prof. Charles
Taylor, Political Science, McGill University.
Mar. 5 — "From White Dwarfs to Black
Holes: The Story of a Revolutionary Idea", by
Prof. Werner Israel, Physics, University of
Mar. 12 — The Rise and Fall of the
American Empire?", by Earl Foell, editor-in-
chief, The Christian Science Monitor, Boston.
Mar. 19 — "Financial Management and the
Federal Deficit", by Kenneth Dye, Auditor
General of Canada.
A Vancouver Institute brochure is available by
calling the Community Relations Office at 228-
3131 .
UBC REPORTS January 28,1988  3 New machinery aids materials research
Electrical engineering technician Tony Leugner (left) will assemble the university's new MBE
machine. Physics professor Tom Tiedje is co-manager of the new equipment.
Saturday science seminars
whet high school appetite
by Jo Moss
UBC researchers can now conduct
elaborate and extensive semiconductor
research thanks to the university's acquisition
of a molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) machine.
"It puts us in the state-of-the-art technology
in this area of material science, as well as in
developing the devices you make from these
materials," said Physics professor Tom Tiedje.
Tiedje and Electrical Engineering professor
Lawrence Young are managers of the new
UBC is now the only university in Canada to
own a machine of this type for the growth of
semiconductor materials.
The MBE machine is a sophisticated device
that builds up tailor-made layers of atoms on
semiconductors—substances from which
microchips are made. Two semiconductors are
gallium arsenide and silicon.
But while silicon is used in most conventional electronic circuits ifs gallium arsenide
that scientists predict will be the key to faster,
smarter computers.
"Ifs well-known that electrons move around
faster in gallium arsenide than in silicon," Tiedje
explained. So replacing conventional silicon
electronics in computer circuits with gallium
arsenide should produce faster-operating
But while gallium arsenide technology has
been successfully applied to some electronic
devices, microwave transmitters and compact
disc players, for example, and is widely used in
fibre optics, scientists are far from producing a
personal computer with gallium arsenide
The MBE machine is integral to research in
this area because it can grow semiconductor
films necessary for state-of-the-art gallium
arsenide circuits. The films are grown atomic
layer by atomic layer.
"Ifs like an atomic spray gun," Tiedje said.
"You can choose one kind of molecule for the
first layer and pick another kind for the second
Most universities can't afford to buy that
kind of high-tech equipment. Worth about $1
million new on today's market, UBC was able to
pick up this three-year old machine for
$130,000—a small fraction of the new price—
from a U.S. company that was scaling back its
research effort.
UBC received funding from two companies
and encouragement from NSERC in the
purchase of the machine. The university is
anticipating NSERC funds to meet its advancement of the equipment cost.
"It was a good deal," Tiedje said. "Ifs a
tremendous example of the university being
very adaptable, non-bureaucratic and flexible
when the opportunity arose."
The machine will be up and running within a
year, Young said.
Cominco, a world producer of gallium
arsenide, put up $25,000 of the buying price
and Microtel Pacific Research, an electronics
research company, added $5,000. Both will be
collaborating with scientists on future research.
Tiedje and Young aren't the only scientists
who have their eyes on the opportunities the
new equipment presents. Other researchers on
campus will take advantage of the new
technology for related research projects.
Metallurgists hope to use the MBE machine
to probe the semiconductor crystal structure;
chemists want to examine growth chemistry on
crystal surfaces; physicists are interested in
how electrons move in atomic-scale structures;
and engineers and TRIUMF scientists will have
the opportunity to make faster, higher-
performance electronic devices.
by Debora Sweeney
Some of UBC's top scientists are volunteering their time to whet the scientific appetites of
Lower Mainland high school students.
They are conducting a series of Saturday
morning seminars to demonstrate how exciting
scientific research can be.
"UBC has tremendous resources that kids
and other segments of the public don't know
about," said Dr. Peter Hochachka, winner of the
Science Council of B.C.'s 1987 Gold Medal.
Hochachka, who conducted the first
seminar, was acclaimed for his research into
the way certain animals protect themselves in
situations where there is little or no oxygen. He
discussed the adventure of travelling to
Antarctica to study the Weddell seal — a
marine mammal which can hold its breath for up
to an hour.
The students also will hear from Dr.
Lawrence Weiler, UBC's head of chemistry,
who will discuss 'sex and the single insect.1
Insects use chemicals to communicate the
same way humans use words. Weiler will
describe how insects string chemicals together
like words in a sentence and release them in
different ways to provide emphasis.
Other topics to be discussed include black
holes in outer space and a recently discovered
hormone produced by the heart which lowers
blood pressure.
The pilot project is the brainchild ot Dr. Alan
Carter, a biologist and former professor at UBC.
Working with Dr. David Dolphin, associate dean
of science, Carter invited 30 Lower Mainland
high school students who are enrolled in
advanced placement and international
baccalaureate programs to participate.
Carter said he was forced to limit participation to only three students from each school
because the first seminar series is being held at
the Point Grey campus. Depending on its
success, he said he would like to take the
series into high schools.
High school teachers are delighted that
UBC is opening its doors to students.
"For them to hear speakers that are tops in
their field at an institution like UBC is very
worthwhile," said Dave Oakley, a science
teacher at Eric Ham ber Secondary in Vancouver. "Ifs got to be great for them to go into a
lecture hall and talk to profs."
Oakley said so many of his science
students were interested in attending the
sessions, he had the unfortunate task of turning
most of them down.
Burns reappointed
as Dean of Law
The Board of Governors has approved the
reappointment of Peter Burns as dean of
UBC's Law Faculty for a three-year term
beginning July 1.
Burns, a specialist in
[he fields of criminal law
and torts, joined UBC in
1968 and has been
dean of the faculty since
A native of New
Zealand, Burns was
educated at the
Jniversity of Otago and
BU RNS taught at the Universi
ties of Otago and Auckland before coming to
Law conference studies the future
by Lorie Chortyk
Some of the most controversial social
issues of the decade will be examined at a free,
two-day conference sponsored by UBC law
students on Feb. 12 and 13.
The conference, entitled "Law and the
Future/The Future of Law" will feature panel
discussions with leading experts in the areas of
maternal/fetal rights, mandatory AIDS testing,
immigration control in Canada and aboriginal
rights. The conference takes place in Rooms
101/102 of the Curtis Law Building on campus,
with panel discussions beginning at 9 a.m. and
2 p.m. each day.
Conference coordinator Lee Rankin, a third-
year law student, said wine and cheese
receptions will be held following the afternoon
Gas gun explodes frontiers
by Debora Sweeney
UBC soon will be the first university in
Canada to literally explode into new frontiers in
material science with a new Dynamic High
Pressure Facility.
The facility will be built around a gas gun —
a hypervelooity projectile launcher which, when
discharged at its target, produces a high-
pressure shock wave inducing high compression and extreme temperatures.
A potential user of the gas gun is the
aerospace industry, which wants to use lighter
materials for new airplanes, according to Dr.
Andrew Ng, a UBC physicist who will head the
new facility.
"People always come up with new industrial
materials, but the problem is how to test them,"
said Ng. "We're creating conditions not easily
achieved by any other means."
The gas gun dates back to the 1960's, when
it was built for ballistic missile studies. It is
approximately 18 feet long and works in two
stages. First, gunpowder is discharged, firing a
heavy piston down a tube filled with hydrogen
or helium gas. The compressed gas produces
a burst of energy which accelerates a small
4  UBC Reports January 28
projectile down a barrel. The projectile hits the
target which is mounted on a plate at the end of
the barrel.
Dr. Catherine McCammon, a geological
scientist at UBC, is interested in what is
happening deep in the centre of the earth where
temperatures reach 6,000 degrees centigrade
and atmospheric pressure is nearly four million
times that on the earth's surface. Using the gas
gun is the only way to simulate those temperatures and pressures.
Ng is interested in studying how metal melts
under high pressure.
And industries like Vortek, a UBC spin-off
company in Vancouver which the Guinness
Book of World Records recognized for
producing the world's brightest light, want to
use the gas gun to develop stronger materials
that will withstand extreme heat and pressure,
making their products last longer.
The facility will be funded by the Natural
Science and Engineering Research Council of
Canada (NSERC) at nearly $700,000 over
three years.
The gas gun is in the design stage and
should be installed by late summer, said Ng.
session each day to give members of the
audience an opportunity to chat informally with
the panelists.
The 9 a.m. panel discussion on Feb. 12,
moderated by immigration lawyer Jim Aldridge,
will focus on "Immigration Control in Canada:
Policy Considerations". Panelists include Joe
Bissett, executive director of Immigration for
Employment and Immigration Canada; Charles
Campbell, vice-chairman of the Immigration
Appeal Board from 1975 to 1983; Roxana Aune
of MOSAIC; lawyer Dennis McCrae and UBC
political scientist John Wood.
The afternoon session, "Aboriginal Fishing
Rights: Sharing the Resource", will examine the
influence of special interest groups on fisheries
management and look at how the demands of
government, industry, sport and commercial
fishing affect native rights to this resource.
Panelists include Robert Pasco, chairman of
L'Kpmx Tribal Group; Marvin Storrow, a lawyer
seeking recognition of aboriginal rights for the
Musqueam Indian band; SFU professor
Parztval Copes; and a representative from
Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
At 9 a.m. on Feb. 13 the topic will be AIDS:
Mandatory Testing and Quarantine Legislation,
with panelists Michael Rekart, head of the
provincial advisory committee on AIDS; Ken
Smith, a Vancouver lawyer opposed to
quarantine legislation; mandatory AIDS testing
advocate Dr. James Parker; and UBC ethics
professor Joanne Yamaguchi.
The final panel discussion at 2 p.m. will
focus on "Maternal/Fetal Rights: Balancing
Competing Interests". Panelists include UBC
law professor Lynn Smith; Dr. Sidney Segal of
UBC's Paediatrics Department; University of
Victoria ethics professor Eike Kluge; and Jane
Corcoran, a spokesperson for the Committee
for Maternal Autonomy.
For more information, call 228-3151.
Canada. He is the author of numerous books
and articles and has been active on a wide
range of professional and advisory committees.
Last month he was appointed as Canada's representative on the United Nations newly formed
Committee against Torture.
Engineering professor Fred Weinberg has
been named a Fellow of The Metallurgical
Society. It is the highest award the society
bestows and recognizes Weinberg's contributions to the understanding of the solidification of
Weinberg, on faculty at UBC for more than
20 years, has won an international reputation
for his research in this area.
The Canadian Society of Civil Engineering
has awarded UBC professor Donald Mavinic
the 1987 Keefer gold medal. It is the second
such award for Mavinic.
The award is for Mavinic's paper describing
ongoing innovative research project to remove
nitrogen from wastewater using bacteria.
"irs a breakthrough thafs on the fringes of
biotechnology," Mavinic said.
The department of physiology has established a memorial fund to honor the late Kurt
Henze, a supervisory technician in the
department for more than 30 years.
Mr. Henze died December 14, shortly after
his retirement from the University.
The fund will go toward a prize for the best
student performance in laboratory classes in
UBC's Senate has approved a scholarship
honoring the late Ken Young, who served as
the university's Registrar from 1980 until his
death in 1987.
The $900 Kenneth G. Young Memorial
Scholarship will be available beginning in the
1988-89 winter session to students in the
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
Donations for the scholarship can be made
through the UBC Development Office, Mary
Bollert Hall, 6253 Northwest Marine Drive,
Vancouver, B.C., V6T 2A7.
Dr. Martha L. Donnelly has been appointed
Mount Pleasant Legion Professor of Community
Geriatrics at UBC.
As head of geriatrics for family practice at
the University, Dr. Donnelly also takes over the
Short Term Assessment and Treatment Centre
or STAT Centre at Vancouver General Hospital. Engineers tackle medicine
by Jo Moss
A tourniquet that is too tight, or too loose,
can lead to complications in surgery and inflict
further injury. A UBC engineering student
thinks he can solve the problem.
Gordon McConnell is using his electrical
engineering skills to refine a computer-controlled tourniquet to automatically apply Just the
right amount of pressure.
McConnell's work is part of one of the
fastest-growing engineering fields in the
country—biomedical engineering. Nearly 40
UBC graduate and undergraduate students are
using engineering principles to solve real-life
medical problems. In collaboration with the
biomedical engineering unit at Vancouver
General Hospital, students and faculty are now
identifying the needs.
"In any kind of operating environment, a
good engineer will be able to identify many
different problems and see ways to improve
: them or do them differently," explains unit
director Jim McEwen who also holds an adjunct
faculty position at UBC.
"In the course of a four-month student
project we have often gone from defining the
problem to having a solution implemented in a
clinical environment," he said. "That's a very
rapid development"
McConnell has spent a year working on his
tourniquet device. Now in the last year of a
Masters program in Electrical Engineering, he
was involved in developing the first microprocessor-controlled tourniquet at VGH—an
instrument that automatically applies pressure
on a limb to keep the surgical site bloodless.
But in the operating theatre, the tourniquet
couldn't respond to changes in blood pressure.
When used to control the spread of a local
anaesthetic, or isolate chemotherapy treatment
tourniquet failure often had fatal consequences.
"I'm developing a way to adapt and control
the tourniquet pressure so that at any one time
it is no higher than it needs to be," McConnell
His improved device has electronic sensors
under the tourniquet to measure the blood
movement and relay the information back to a
computer. As the blood pulses, the computer
increases or decreases the tourniquet pressure.
Although McConneH's device is only a
prototype, McEwen is confident that an surgical
tourniquets will eventually be upgraded to that
A graduate student in Mechanical Engineering is taking one aspect of the tourniquet a step
farther. Marine Breault is developing an
improved pneumatic pressure sensor—a device
that measures the pressure applied on a
patient's body.
Used in a variety of applications in hospital
settings, transducers are traditionally bulky and
rigid instruments of stainless steel or aluminum.
That will change once Breaulf s impfoved model
passes clinical tests. Ifs a slip of sterilized
plastic encasing an electronic circuit so thin
and flexible it can be slipped between layers of
soft tissue, like muscle or skin.
Ideal for procedures such as joint operations, it can measure pressure Inside the
operating site and warn surgeons when the
level is high enough to cause damage.
More reliable than ifs predecessors, the
new transducer will also be disposable.
"Companies should be able to manufacture
it for just a few cents each," Breault explains.
"Ifs so cheap, people can just use it a few
times, then throw it away."
Local businesses play an important part in
the research and development of biomedical
devices. Not only do medical companies
sometimes provide funding for research
projects, but they can also determine the
feasibility of mass-producing and marketing the
final product
While McEwen says the unit is aggressive in
canvassing company participation, he says
UBC Is losing out on the full spin-off benefits of
the new technology.
"We don't get the maximum value because
the technology developed is not as widely
applied or commercialized as it should be," he
said. Companies are slow to see collaboration
as an opportunity and other funding for
biomedical projects is scarce.
"One way to go ahead without significant
funding is to involve students," McEwen said.
"Ills a good experience for them."
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Engineering graduate studentMartineBreault examines a pressure sensor she has developed
Options stressed for older workers
by Lorie Chortyk
The recent overturning of a lower court
ruling on mandatory retirement of two UBC
employees by the B.C. Court of Appeal has
raised some new questions on the issue of
enforced retirement In Canada
But UBC retirement planning expert Gail
RkJdeR says battles in the courtroom aren't the
only solution for Canada's older workers.
"Canada is lagging behind the U.S. and
Europe in putting partial work options like
phased retirement job sharing and subsidized
Modern novel writing key
to understanding Japan
by Lorie Chortyk
If you want to understand the Japanese, a
UBC Asian Studies expert suggests you head
for the fiction section of your local bookstore.
Klnya Tsuruta, a professor of Japanese
literature, says one of the most effective—and
enjoyable—ways to learn about Japanese
values and beliefs is by reading translations of
modem Japanese novels.
"If you're travelling to Japan for business or
pleasure, don't expect to learn about how the
Japanese think from the people you meet
there," says Tsuruta. "Even if you speak
Japanese fluently and have all the right
contacts, the Japanese are not going to open
STAR awards
deadline nears
Scientists and engineers in the workforce
can now apply for scholarships worth $25,000 a
year to enter a Masters or Ph.D. program at a
B.C. university.
Sponsored by the B.C. Science Council
' three scholarships will be funded in 1988.
The deadline to apply for the first STAR
(Science and Technology Awards for Returning
Students) awards is Jan. 31.
up and share their inner feelings.*
But in Japanese novels, says Tsuruta, the
writer bares his soul.
Tsuruta says mo6t modern novels in Japan
combine the Western literary form of the novel
with traditional Eastern values.
"In a typical North American novel, a hero
goes off to experience the world and to gain his
individuality," he says. "This theme fent found in
Japanese novels, because the whole Idea of
individuality is foreign and frightening to most
Tsuruta describes the plot of a typical
Japanese novel:
"An individualistic but troubled hero goes off
on a trip and becomes stranded somewhere far
from civilization, surrounded by nature. While
he's lost he meets a nurturing mother figure
and goes through a process that takes him
back to his traditional values and roots.
"Ifs a regression theme as opposed to the
Western theme of growth."
The Japanese have done well in terms of
modernization, but change is still very unsettling
for them. While they realize that they cant
avoid the reality of the industrialized world, they
can escape to their traditional values and
beliefs through modern fiction.
"For the Japanese, ifs a cleansing and
recuperating process."
leaves of absence into place for older workers,"
said Riddell. "Work doesnt have to be an all or
nothing proposition for employees aged 55 and
Riddell said Canada cant hide from the
changing demographics of the workplace. She
points out that almost one-third of UBC's 1,800
faculty members are 55 and older.
Faculty Association president Joost Blom
said the university does have a standing policy
which allows older faculty members to reduce
their workload and go on partial salary without
losing their benefits.
"Each case is negotiated individually
between the faculty member and the administration,'" he said.
Despite a 1985
recommendation by the
Canada Employment
and Immigration
Advisory Council to the
federal government that
partial work options be
put into place for older
employees, Riddell says
most companies have
responded to budget
RIDDELL       restraints in the past
decade by issuing unwanted "golden handshakes* to older workers.
Alternatives, she says, can benefit both the
employer and employee.
"Some companies keep a pool of retired
employees as freelance consultants, others
have mentoring systems where they bring back
experienced workers to train younger employees, and others allow older workers to gradually
decrease their work days or to work part time
from their homes.
"Older employees can then adjust gradually
to retirement and younger workers benefit from
the expertise of more experienced employees,*
said Riddell.
by Lorie Chortyk
An enrichment program introduced by a
UBC education professor is helping gifted
native students realize their creative potential.
Prof. Stanley Blank, a professor of
Educational Psychology and Special Education,
said the highly verbal, highly competitive nature
of conventional enrichment programs hinders
rather than helps native students.
"Native students are often less verbal and
competitive in the classroom than their
counterparts," said Blank. "They place more
emphasis on cooperation, which unfortunately
places them at a disadvantage in traditional
enrichment programs."
Last fall, in conjunction with Saanich school
district's Indian Education coordinator Janet
Poth and Enrichment/Curriculum consultant
Julie Davis, Blank introduced a new component
to enrichment programs offered in Saanich
schools. It centres on a strategy called creative
problem solving, which promotes group effort
and a creative, non-traditional approach to
solving problems. He and UBC graduate
student Vaune Ainsworth offer workshops for
Saanich teachers interested in learning the
"Creative problem solving works well with
native students because it enhances the
characteristics passed on to them through their
culture," said Blank. "We're not trying to mold
native students Into the existing enrichment
program, we're developing one that helps both
native and non-native students."
Blank said the program is being offered in
regular classrooms as well as to students in
enrichment programs.
grant awarded
by Lorie Chortyk
A UBC Education professor has been
awarded a four-year, $750,000 grant from the
Canadian International Development Agency to
improve mathematics education in the
Dominican Republic.
Dr. David Robitaille, who heads the
Department of Mathematics and Science
Education, will use the funds for a major
expansion of a teacher training and resource
development program he's been operating in
the Dominican Republic for the past four years.
Robitaille's work was initiated by a request from
educators In that country concerned about poor
mathematics standards.
"When we began the initial project mathematics levels in the Dominican Republic were
extremely tow, even for a third world country,"
said Robitaille.
"We've seen a significant improvement over
the past four years, and the CIDA funds will
make It possible for us to expand our activities
to include additional grade levels and subject
areas, and to reach a larger number of
The initial project funded by the International Development and Research Centre,
involved 60 teachers in approximately 20
seeks award
The Elsie Gregory MacGilf Foundation is
inviting nominations for its 1988 Memorial
The $5,000 award will go to a person who
has made an exceptional contribution to
education, science, technology or the relief of
In turn, the person must direct the funds to
improve opportunities or the physical environment for women, men and disabled persons;
support engineering, applied sciences or
women's studies research; or further his or her
own post-graduate education in these studies at
a Canadian university.
The award commemorates the life and
achievements of Dr. MacGill, Canada's first
female professional engineer and a leading
figure in women's issues.
Nominations should be sent to the Elsie
Gregory MacGill Memorial Award Selection
UBC Reports January 28  5 Blind children
can learn quickly
by Debora Sweeney
A UBC linguist believes she has "exploded
the myth" that blind children do not learn
language as quickly, as sighted children.
For three years, Carolyn Johnson has
studied Brian and Gregory, identical twins who
just turned four. Brian is blind, his brother can
see. Johnson has analyzed their language and
how they use ft in play and family situations,
frame-by-frame, recorded on video tape.
In terms of language development these
children are neck and neck," she said. "They're
on exactly the same schedule so visual impairment Is not holdtag Brian up in anything we can
measure In his language."
Johnson believes "untrue" claims about
visually Impaired children are the result of their
environment or other medical complications and
not their blindness.
If you go into a room and observe a mother
interacting with her bBnd child and the bDnd
chid is not responsive to his or her environment it is because the child is not providing the
cues the mother needs.'
Johnson admits Brian has a distinct advantage because he is learning about his environment next to his sighted brother. When
Gregory asks questions based on what he Is
seeing, Brian also benefits from the answers his
mother gives.
That enriched learning environment has
enabled Johnson to refute another "myth" about
blind children - that they are confused when
handing objects similar In shape and size to
other objects.
"We found Brian was just as ready to name
new objects as Gregory was," said Johnson.
"For example, we gave him a plastic, cone-
shaped Melita coffee filter with a handle on the
side. Brian said it was a cup, which was not
exactly correct but it was a reasonable answer
given his age and the properties of the object"
Brian's brother Gregory also has benefitted
from growing up with his blind twin.
"Gregory was taught very early on that when
he handed something to Brian, he actually had
to put it right into his hands," said Johnson.
"Typically, one year olds dont do that, so
Gregory was handing things directly to people
at a much earlier age than that would normally
Johnson encourages the parents of blind
children to get them out playing with sighted
children so they can learn language at the same
pace. As weH, she hopes the results of her
ongoing study of the twins' behavior will
contribute to helping parents communicate
more effectively with their blind children.
Photo by Wtarran Scnnwt
Carolyn Johnson analyses bHnd and sighted twin brottets, frame by »ame, on video-tape
Svelte chickens hold clue to obesity
by Lorie Chortyk
UBC animal scientist Mark Newcombe has
discovered a way to produce thinner chickens.
He may also have found some dues for
medical researchers searching for ways to
reduce human obesity.
Newcombe has just finished a three-year
study that looked at how to reduce the size of
fat cells in chickens. He found that increased
starch was the way to go for a thinner bird.
His results provide new information for
UBC to underwrite
public television series
by Jo
UBC Is underwriting an eight-part television
series thatexamines the role and power of
Produced by Granada, Television traces the
evolution of this electronic information source
and the effect It has on the events It covers.
The first episode ran Jan. 25.
Supporting educational programs tte
Television is one way for the univeisity to put its
name before 2 million television viewers in the
Pacific Northwest
And ITS just one example of the variety of
qualify programming available on the seventh-
most-watched public television station in
Arnerica—KCTS, Channel 9.
UBC books
doing well
by Lorie Chortyk
P^nariat^tha Historical Alto* of Canada,
two volumes eoTted or written in part by UBC
faculty members, appeared under theChrist-
mas tree test month, according to Vancouver
and Toronto bookooiom.
Several major bookshops contacted by IBC.
Beopjtt saH the two reference books were
popular Mams with Christmas shoppers.
•Ws Me to recommend reference books for
gifts, because they're the kind of works you
keep around for a long time," saW Vicki Boates,
abookseteratDuthieBooks. "The Illustrated
History and the Canadtan Adas are first-rate
books and they sold very wefl."
Boates said 164 copies of JJjeJhjsJiatefi
Htetnrv of Canada which sells at $39.95. and
$95, have been sold at Duthie's Robson Street
location since they came in stock on Aug. 21.
EBzabeth McSweeney of W.H. Smith Books
also reported strong safes of the two books
over the Christmas period.
Th» Hfehvtem Attas of Canada edited bv
geography professor Cote Harris, is a 198-page
volume which combines the work of 60
researchers and a dozen cartographers across
Canada The volume describes Canada's
fsstory from te beginnings to 1800 using maps,
graphs, drawings and notes. Work on two
additional volumes is under way.
•""» KTA-T^T »"**»**« m**™ d Canada
outlines Canadian history from the days of the
early native peoples to the recent free trade
negotiations with the U.S. Prof. Graeme Wynn
of the Geography Department and Prof. Arthur
Ray oftheMstory Department wrote two of the
book's six chapters.
6 Uf9CRB»C«T8Januaiy28,19ei
Viewers in Washington and B.C. can tune in
to drama, dance, concerts, public affaire,
documentaries, nature, science and children's
programs on this commercial-free station.
Also showing Monday nights, with the help
of UBC, will be a six-part series on America's
crvl rights years 1954-1965. Titled Eyes on the
Prize, the program combines archival footage
and interviews with more than 100 participants
from both sides of the civil rights struggle. It
also started Jan. 25.
UBC began underwriting KCTS programming three months ago.  It supported The Story
of English, which ran for nine episodes on
Monday nights, and was an informative and
entertaining look how 20th century English
language dialects developed.
A special documentary on the recent
Commonwealth Conference—The Commonwealth Comes to Vancouver—was broadcast
with the help of the university and UBC's credits
appeared on televisions not only in Canada but
throughout the United States.
UBC has also supported The Nature of
Things, a science show hosted by David
Suzuki; and OH, a series on the people who
control the black gold and how they influence
our lives.
poultry producers interested in making their
product more desirable to health-conscious
consumers. And because chickens produce fat
in much the same way as humans, the study
serves as a model for researchers looking for
ways to manipulate the metabolism of obese
•Chicken has become the food of choice
among many North Americans because it's
relatively lean, there's not much fat in the
muscle tissue, and it's seen as a good
alternative to red meat," said Newcombe, who
carried out the study with UBC animal science
professor Beryl March. "But there can still be
significant deposits of fat in poultry."
Newcombe studied more than 750 broBer
chickens and laying hens to see if the size and
number of fat cells could be reduced by varying
the length of feeding time, the type of diet and
the period of time between feedings. He
monitored on-going fat production by taking
samples of fat deposits, photographing them
under a microscope and using a computer to
count the ceils.
He found that the type of diet was a major
factor in lowering fat production.
■There are two sizes of fat cells in chickens,
the larger primary ceils and the smaller
secondary cefte," said Newcombe. "Ifs the
primary celts which determine how fat a bW wW
be. We found we could reduce the size of
these laraer cells by Increasing starch and
lowering fat in the birds'diet
Newcombe said high energy diets with
increased protein would probably result In an
even greater drop in fat production, but "there's
a limit to how far poultry producers can go in
terms of feed costs."
But the information could be useful, he said,
in looking at special diets for humans.
Newcombe has just begun a one-year study
with 1,300 laying hens to see if increased
starch will result in higher egg production.
es- ignore
them at your peril
by Jo Moss
Practising office politics isnt dirty—it's a
Commerce professor Peter Frost says office
politics are neither good nor bad, they are
simply a fact of life.
Frost a specialist in organizational behavior,
advises finding out what is involved in the
politics game and applying a few basic rules.
Ignore them, he warns, and you could be left
out in the cold.
"It's not enough just to do your job wed and
hope you wRI be recognized for your true
worth." Frost explained. There are cases of
by Debora Sweeney
Too many young people are reluctant to
discuss serious sexual problems with their physicians, according to UBC Drs. Robin Percival
Smith and George Szasz.
Percival Smith, director of student health
service and Szasz, the head of UBC's sex
therapy dinte, said more than 70 per cent of
students poled in a questionnaire would not talk
with their doctors about sexual problems.
The questionnaire was distributed to 1,324
people during a 10-day period at student health
service, a medical clinic at the Point Grey
campus's Health Sciences Hospital. The poll
was initiated by Szasz to find out why his
sexual medicine clinic at Shaughnessy Hospital
gets few referrals from young people.
1 thought of student health service because
here's a person who's exposing himself or
herself to medical treatment for some reason,"
he said. "I felt that in the course of that medical
contact, the person would open up and say
But few students said anything. In fact, less
than half—only 634 — completed the
questionnaire. Of those people, 80 per cent
said they felt dissatisfaction or concern about
some aspects of sex.
The significance of this is not so much that
it represents what the 24,000 students on
campus are thinking," said Percival Smith, "but
the peopfe who admit to suffering and come to
medical institutions stfl dont alert us to their
sexual concerns."
Many women who filled out the questionnaire said they experienced pain during
intercourse and nearly 70 men said they had
problems with ejaculation. But only a fraction of
them saJd they would seek medical help.
The problem for our staff is always the
same,* said Percival Smith. A young man may
come in Intending to talk about his erection
problem, takes one look at the nurse and says,
If anxieties are not stated, the problems get
worse, both doctors warned. The majority of
sexual problems are solved with education,
reassurance, acceptance and suggestions.
"Much of sex is learned and I would think
most of us have never teamed it property,* said
Szasz. It's not unlike driving a whole bunch of
peopfe to the tertnfc court and shoving a
racquet Into their hands and saying go to it
They might say, I'm not interested, or I cant hit
the bal, or what kind of a game is thlsr
peopte doing their job wen and getting fired for
their efforts. Other people, who don't seem to
do their job particularly well, often get ahead."
Employee Jane, for example, works hard
but doesn't get noticed by her superiors.
Susan, on the other side of the office, gets all
the plums. Jane doesn't think Susan's work Is
all that good, but the boss obviously does.
Jane must realize, Frost said, that the boss
is determining a good deal of the reality of the
situation. She has to make the boss understand why her work Is just as important
Thafs office politics, but it's not dirty
politics," Frost said. "Perception is very much
the realty in organizations. You have to
translate what you do into the other person's
language'. For example, if your boss Bos
dealing with 'graphs and statistics and you're an
ideas person, you will have to couch your ideas
in graphic and statistical terms that your boss
can relate to."
To make your manager's job easier, blow
your own horn from time to time. Frost says .
managers are swamped with information and
you cannot assume your best work is noticed—
or understood.
Find another employee to champion your
cause. Frost advises building a network and
connecting to other peopfe in the organization.
•People forget their office is a social organization with a culture, status differences, and
power relationships. If you really want to take
charge of your life in such a worid, you to have
to pay attention to personal relationships."
According to Frost bosses value employees
who take the uncertainty out of their Ives by
handling the tricky issues for them.
There's no right or wrong in any situation,"
Frost explained. "Whoever has the most
power—your boss or the manager—determines
what b 'right"
Some people make office politics a dirty
game by playing it exclusively for personal gain,
with no concern for the well-being of the organization or of coleagues. Thafs the way office
politics is typically represented. Frost said.
But if you want to make yourself visfcte' and .
have your contributions to the office valued and
appreciated, recognize that there are competing
perceptions of what is valued—and umlsrstand
the way power works in your organization. Rhodes scholar believes in balanced courses
by Lorie Chortyk
First-year law student Robert Wai admits he
was a little nervous when he met the other eight
finalists for the 1988 B.C. Rhodes Scholarship
the day before the winner was announced.
"We were all together at a reception and I
remember being amazed by all the things these
students had accomplished," said Wai.
But his nervousness vanished the next day
when he received a call telling him he'd been
chosen as the 1988 winner.
The $15,000 scholarship, one of 11
awarded in Canada this year, allows Wai to
study at Oxford University from 1988 to 1990,
with an option for a third year.
He plans to finish his law degree and then
pursue graduate study in either administrative
law or economics. ''-%■>.Zf
"I've always been fascinated by politics and
policy-making," said Wai. The scholarship
gives me the chance to follow up this area of
Rhodes scholars are selected for their
academic accomplishments, interest and
success In sports, qualities of leadership and
involvement in community service.
Wai's list of achievements includes winning
the Gold Medal for economics at McGill
University (where he earned his undergraduate
degree in Commerce,) editing the McGill
Journal of Political Economy and the news
section of the university yearbook, being
president of the McGill badminton team, tutoring
high schools students, and doing volunteer
work with housebound elderly people.
How does it feel to be singled out as one of
Canada's brightest students?
"Lucky," said Wai.
"I'm sure there are people who are as smart
and who work as hard as me. IVe just been
incredibly lucky to have the family support IVe
had, to have good teachers and to have a lot of
opportunities to pursue my education."
Wai's philosophy is to try and maintain a
balance in his activities.
"Although my degree is in commerce, I tried
to take as many literature, philosophy and
political theory courses as I could," he said.
UBC Calendar from page 8 Collegium Musicum Ensembles
Classic SubFllms
A Midsummer Night's Dream, the 1935 Version. Tickets $2.
For information call 228-3698. SUB Theatre, SUB. 1240,
7:00,930 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar
Some Aspects of the Chemistry of Biological Sulfur and
Selenium Compounds. Professor Dalas L Rabenstein,
Chemistry, University of California, Riverside. For information
cal 228-3266. Room 250. Chemistry Building. 1:00 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar
The Significance of Fish Die) Vertical Migrations: New Theory
and Field Tests. Or. D. Levy, Resource Ecology. For
information call 228-5210. Room 1465, Biological Sciences
Building. 330 p.m.
Visiting Speakers Seminar
Yellow River Delta: Morphology and Sedimentary Processes.
Dr. B. Bornhokf, Pacific Geoscience Center. For information
cal 228-6179. Room 330A, Geological Sciences Centre.
330-430 p.m.
Biotechnology Laboratory Seminar
Molecular Characterization of Seed Specie Genes in
Arabidopsis Thaliana. Dr. Patty P. Pang, Biology, California
Institute of Technology. For information call 228-4838. Room
2000, Biological Sciences Building. 4:00 p.m.
Lecture Series for Physics Teachers
Particle Detection. M. Salomon. For information cal TRIUMF
Information Office at 222-1047. Free Parking beside TRIUMF
buildings. TRIUMF Auditorium. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics Seminar
Sarcolemmal Regulation of Ca2+ Transport in the Heart. Dr.
G.Tfcbitts, Kinesiology, S.F.U. For information call 228-2575.
Room 317. Basic Medical Sciences Bulding, Block C. 12:00
Noon-Hour Series
Sponsored by School of Music. Pierre-Henri Xuereb, viola;
Jean-Louis Haguenauer, piano. Admission by donation. For
information cal 228-3113. Recital Hal, Music Bulding.
1230 p.m.
Centre for Policy Studies In Education
A Presentation of the International Association for the
Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). Dr. A. Purvis.
Abany; Dr. Z. Bathomy, Hungary; Dr. I. Marklund, Sweden.
For Information can 228-5422. Room 210, Scarfe Building.
1230-230 p.m.
Religious Studies Seminar
Diaspora Triumphalism in the Writing of Modem Jewish
History. Professor T. Endelman, History, University ol
Michigan. For information call 228-5825. Penthouse,
Buchanan Bulding. 130-330 p.m.
Geography Colloquium
Disturbance and Renewal in Complex Systems: Lessons from
Ecosystem Research. Professor CS. Holling, Resource
Ecology. For information cal 228-2663. Room 201,
Geography Bulding. 330 p.m.
Ecology-Resource Ecology Seminar
Economics of Anti-Predator Behaviour. Dr. Larry Dill, S.F.U.
For information call 228-4329. Room 2449, Biological
Sciences Building. 430 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
Marketing Planning. Mr. Stan Ussack, Director, External
Relations Astra Pharma Inc. For Information call 228-3183.
Lecture Hall *1. IRC. 430 - 630 p.m.
Jazz Live
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society. Al Wolde, piano.
For information call 228-3203. Fireside Lounge, Graduate
Centre. 530-8*0 p.m.
Sponsored by School of Music. John Sawyer, Ray Nurse,
Morna Russel, directors. Free. For information call 228-
3113. Recital Hal, Music Building. 8:00 p.m.
Family and Nutritional Sciences Lecture
Feminism: Irrpfcations for Family Theory. Dr. kathryn
McCanneM, Social Work. For information cal 228-4682.
Room 220, Family and Nutritional Sciences Building. 1230
Collegium Musicum Ensembles
Sponsored by School of Music. John Sawyer, Ray Nurse,
Morna Russel, directors. Free. For information call 228-
3113. Recital Hal, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Religious Studies Lecture
The So-Called Irrelevance of German Jewish History.
Professor T. Endelman, History, University of Michigan. For
information call 228-5825. Room A202, Buchanan Building.
1230 p.m.
Faculty Association General Meeting
For information cal 228-3883. Room 100, Mathematics
Building. 1 SO p.m.
English Colloquium
Scent, Echo, Reflection: Unking Techniques in Renga
(Japanese Linked Poetry) and in BJ>. Nichoi's Ujft
Maitvroloov. Dr. Hilary Clark. Penthouse, Buchanan
Building. 330 p.m.
Psychology Colloquium
Hedonism is AJve and Well. Dr. Robert Boles, Psychology,
University of Washington. For information call 228-2755.
Room 2510, Kenny Building. 4:00 p.m.
Physics Colloquium
High Pressure Physic*. Dr. WJ. Nellis, Uvermore Lab. For
information call 228-3853. Room 201, Hennings Building.
4 A) pjn.
Biotechnology Seminar
An Inducible Amber Suppressor Mammalan Host Cel
System. Dr. John Sedhry, Centre for Cancer Research and
Department of Biology, MIT. For information call 228-4838.
Lecture Hall #3, IRC. 4.-00 p.m.
Guest Artist Series
Sponsored by School of Music. Schmidt, guitar; Verdery,
flute. Tickets$8general,$4students/seniors. For*
information call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music Building. 8:00
Masterpieces of Rim
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society. Woman in the
Dunes (1985) Japan, d. Teshigahara. For information cal
228-3203. Fireside Lounge, Graduate Centre. 8:00 p.m.
3rd Annual Conference on Law & Contemporary Social Issues
Panel on Immigration. For information caR 228-3151. Rooms
101,102.201 (Main Lecture Hall), G.F. Curtis Building. 9:00
Health Care & Epidemiology Rounds
Risk Assessment at a Local Site. Dr. Clyde Hertzman, Health
Care & Epidemiology. For information cal 228-2772. Room
253, James Mather Building. 9*0 -10:00 a.m.
Contemporary Players
Sponsored by School of Music. Stephen Chatman, director.
Free. For information call 228-3113. Recital Hal, Music
Building. 1230 p.m.
Centre for Policy Studies In Education
The Link Between Educational Research Policy and
Everyday Life in the Classroom: The Case of Sweden. Dr.
Inger Marklund, Sweden. For information call 228-2593.
Room 123, Ponderosa Annex H. 1230-2:00 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Molybdenum Cofactor Deficiency Diagnosis, Biochemistry,
Management & Prenatal Diagnosis. Drs. L Wong, J.E. Jan,
A.Q. McCormick, F. Bamforth, G. Lokitch, Children's Hospital,
Dr. S. Bamforth, Medical Genetics. For information call 228-
5311. Parentcraft Room, Main Floor, Grace Hospital, 4490
Oak Street, Vancouver. 1:00 p.m.
3rd Annual Conference on Law & Contemporary Social Issues
Panel on Native Fishing Rights. For information call 228-
3151. Rooms 101,102.201 (Main Lecture Hal). G.F. Curtis
Building. 2:00 p.m.
Beer Garden
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society. For information cal
228-3203. Balrsom, Graduate Centre. 4:00 -730 p.m.
Darts Night
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society. For information cal
228-3203. Fireside Lounge, Graduate Centre. 730 p.m.
B.C. Skeptics Lecture
The Mystic The Skeptic and The ParapsychologisL Leonard
Angel, Philosophy. For information cal 228-4658. Woodward
G53-55, IRC/Woodward Ubrary. 730 p.m.
Valentines Dance
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society. Live Band Free
Radicals from Chemistry. For Wormation call 228-3203.
Fireside Lounge, Graduate Centre. 8:00 -12:00 p.m.
3rd Annual Conference on Law & Contemporary Social Issues
Panel on AIDS. For information call 228-3151. Rooms 101.
102.201 (Main Lecture Hall). G.F. Curtis Building. 930 a.m
Centre for Continuing Education Workshop
A Young Woman's Guide to Preventing Osteoporosis.
Dianne Arbuckle, Graduate Student in Human Nutrition. For
information call 222-5238. Conferenoe Room, Centre for
Continuing Education, 5997 Iona Drive, Campus. 930 -
1230 p.m.
3rd Annual Conference on Law & Contemporary Social Issues
Panel on Maternal/Fetal Rights. For information call 228-
3151. Rooms 101,102,201 (Main Lecture Hal), G.F. Curtis
Building. 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 6
Education and Society:
Insights from the Past Dean
Nancy Sheehan, Faculty of
Education, University of B.C.
Saturday, Feb. 13
Viruses, Cancer and AIDS:
Today and Tomorrow. Dr.
Robert Gallo Chief, Laboratory
of Tumor Cell Biology National Cancer Institute, Bethesda.
Lecture Hal 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
Free. 8:15 p.m.
Copying in the Libraries?
Save time and money with a UBC Ubrary copy card. $5
cards sold in all Ibraries; $10, $20 or higher cards in Copy
Service, Main or Woodward. Cash/departmental requisition
only. For information call 228-2854.
Assertiveness For Women
Tuesdays, Feb. 2,9,16. 1230 - 2:00 p.m. This workshop
provides an introduction to basic communication skills. Free.
For information cal 228-2415. Brock 106A.
3rd Annual Conference on the Law &
Contemporary Social Issues
Fit, Feb. 12,9 a.m - Panel on Immigration; 2 p.m. - Panel on
Native Fishing Rights; Sat. Feb. 13.9 a.m. - Panel on AIDS;
2 p.ra-Panel on MaternaVFetal Rights. Free. For
information cal 228-3151. Rooms 101,102,201. Main
Lecture Hall, G.F. Curtis Building.
Biotechnology Seminar
Feb. 16 (IRC#1), 18 (Seminar Room 201, Wesbrook). 23
(IRC #1), 25 (Seminar Room 201, Wesbrook), 930 a.m.
Utilization of Lignocellulose: What contribution can
biotechnology make? Professor PAM. Broda, Biochemistry
and Applied Molecular Biology, University of Manchester Inst
of Science and Technology, England, U.K. For information
cal 228-4838.
Psychology Research Study
Couples, aged 30-60, neederffor research on effects of
communication on bodily responses. Experiment conducted
in UBC Psychology Department Personal feedback and
stress management information provided. For information cal
James Prankish, 734-2979. Kenny Bulding'.
Computing Centre Non-credit Courses
The Computing Centre is offering a series of free non-credit
courses during January, February and March. These courses
are intended primarily for members of the university
community who plan to use the facilities of the Computing
Centra. A complete 1st of courses is available by eating 228-
6611, or you can pick up a schedule from the Corrputing
Centre general office (CSCI420).
Centre for Continuing Education Public
Fri, March 18 (730 - 930 p.m.). Sat, March 19 (930 a.m. -
430 pan). Free Pubic Forum on The B.C. Debate on the
Meech Lake Accord. Senators Lowel Murray, Eugen Forsey,
and others. For information cal 222-5238. Lecture Hal #2,
Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education & Recreation, through the John M.
Buchanan Fitness and Research Centra, is administering a
physical fitness assessment program to students, faculty,
staff and the general pubic. Approx. 1 hour. $25. students
$20. For information call 228-3996.
Badminton Club
Faculty, Staff * Graduate Student Badminton Club meets
Tuesdays 830 -1030 p.m. and Fridays 730 - 930 p.m.
(except Jan. 29) h Gym A of the Robert Osborne Sports
Centre. For information call Barnie 228-4025 or 631-9966.
Parents Wanted
For Psychology research project Parents of children aged 5
to 12 years are wanted for a project studying parenting.
Approx. 1 hour. Contact Dr. C. Johnston, Clinical Psychology
at 228-6771.
Student Counselling and Resources Centre
'Students Helping Students' is a service that provides
disabled students with assistance in disability-related tasks
affecting school. For information calr228-4840.
Statistical Consulting and Research
SCARL is operated by the Department of Statistics to provide
statistical advice to Faculty and graduate students working on
research problems. For information cal 228-4037. Forms for
appointments available at Room 210, Ponderosa Annex C
Language Exchange Program
Exchanging Languages on a One-to-One Basis. For
information cal 228-5021. International House. Office Hours:
930 a.m. - 430 p.m.
Walter Gage Toastmasters
Public speaking and leadership meeting. Guests are
welcome to attend, ask questions, and participate. For
information call Geoff Lowe at 261-7065. Room 215, SUB.
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Open Monday to Frieday 10:00 am. - 3.00 p.m. Free.
Closed weekends.
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society. Beginners
welcome. For information call 228-3203. Fireside Lounge,
Graduate Centre. 6:00 p.m.
Centre for Continuing Education Lecture
Flexible Employment Arrangements. Bruce CHara, Director,
Work Well, Victoria; Sid Shniad, Researcher, Telecommunication Workers' Union; Anne Ironside. Past President CAAE.
For information cal 222-5238. Lecture Hall #4, IRC. 730
p.ra - 9:00 p.m.
Rehabilitation Medicine Seminar
Structural and Functional Regeneration in the Skeletal Muscle
ofthe MDX Mouse. Dr. Judy Anderson, Anatomy. For
information call 228-7392. Lecture Hal #1. IRC. 12:30-130
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
Benzodiazepine Use and Metabolism in the Elderly. Dr. John
Kennedy, Riverview Hospital. For information call 228-3183.
Lecture Hall #3, IRC. 1230- 130p.m.
SUB Loop Ubrary Book Returns
The Horary book returns have been moved due to
construction of the parkade. Please return books to the
appropriate Ibraries. Afterhours, books may be returned to
the larger libraries. Fot Information call 228-3869.
French Exhibition
Now until February 5. M-F, 1130 a.m. -130 p.m. Benjarrin
CONSTANT: Una Vie au Service de la Uberte. 1767-1830.
For information call 228-2879. Room 899, Buchanan Tower.
Botanical Garden
Open dairy 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free.
Reading, Writing & Study Skills
The UBC Reading, Writing & Study Skills Centre is offering
21 non-credit courses this term, including Writing Business
Letters and Memos, Writing Effective Reports, Writing
Proposals, Robert's Rules of Order: Demystified, Media
Interview Techniques, and several correspondence courses.
For registration information, phone 222-5245.
UBC Reports January 28,1988    7 UBC Calendar
Noon-Hour Seminar
Sponsored by B.C. Cancer Research Centre. Screening for
Breast Cancer: Why? Who? How? Dr. V.E. Basoo, Radiation
Oncology, CCABC. For information call 877-6010. Lecture
Theatre, BCCRC, 601 West 10th Avenue. 12X10 noon.
Asian Research Noon-Hour Films
Breaking Ground for Freedom, Little by Utile: Upgrading Barrio Escopa. Documentary Rims on Social Revolution in the
Philippines. For information call 228-2746. Auditorium, Asian
Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Plant Science Seminar
A Neophyte's View of the Ethiopian Highlands. Dr. Brian Holl,
Plant Science. For information call 228-6420. Room 342,
MacMillan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering Seminar
Modelling Airfoil Stall; Side Force Alleviation in Pointed
Forebodies. W. Yeung, Graduate Student; A. Stewart,
Graduate Student. Room 1215, Civil & Mechanical
Engineering Building. 330 p.m.
Commerce Policy Workshop
Monopoly Investment, Sales & Capacity Utilization under
Uncertainty. D. Nickerson, Commerce. For information call
224-8475. Room 419. Henry Angus Building. 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Biomedical Discussion Group Seminar
Regulatory Elements for the Xenopus Ribosomal Multi-Gene
Family. Dr. R. Reeder, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research
Center. Seattle. For information call 228-3027. Lecture Hall
#4, IRC. 345 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar
Spectro Polar Imagery and the Structure of Active Galactic
Nuclei. Dr. J. Miller, Lick Observatory, University of
California, Santa Cruz. For information call 228-4134. Room
260, Geophysics & Astronomy Building. 4:00 p.m.
Video Night
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society. African Queen and
Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Free. For information call 228-
3203. Fireside Lounge, Graduate Centre. 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Classic SubFllms
Sponsored by UBC Film Society. Bananas, starring Woody
Aden. Tickets $2. For information call 228-3698. SUB
Theatre, SUB. 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.
Early Childhood Education Research
Children's Art. Pat Tarr, Child Study Centre. For information
cal 228-5232. Room 203, Ponderosa F Building. 12*0-
130 p.m.
Botany Seminar
The Cellulase System of Cellulomonas Fimi; Characterization
of its Genes and Proteins. Tony Warren, Microbiology. For
information call 228-2133. Room 2000, Biological Sciences
Building. 1230 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Lecture
How to Get Across What You Want by Giving the Media What
They Want. Lorraine Graves, T.V. Science Reporter. For
information call 228-3428. Lecture Hall #3, IRC. 1230 p.m.
Classic SubFllms
Sponsored by UBC Film Society. Othello, starring Laurence
Oivier. Tickets $2. For information call 228-3698. SUB
Theatre, SUB. 12:40,630. and 930 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar
Luminescence and Chromatography in Organized Media
Professor Linda J.C. Love, Department of Chemistry, Seton
Hall University. For information call 228-3266. Room 250.
Chemistry Building. 1:00 p.m.
Animal Science Seminar
Water Quality in Aquacuflure. Dr. Harold Rosenthal, Anstadt
Helgokmd, Hamburg, F.R.G. For information call 228-6846.
Room 166, MacMillan Building. 230 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar
The Annual Mean Circulation and Refluxing in Puget Sound.
Dr. E.D. Cokelet, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory,
Seattle, Washington. For information call 228-5210. Room
1465, Biological Sciences Building. 330 p.m.
UBC Reports is published every second
Thursday by UBC Community Relations
6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 1W5, Telephone 228-3131.
Editor-in-Chief: Margaret Nevin
Editor: Don Whiteley
Contributors: Jo Moss, Lorie Chortyk,
Debora Sweeney.
Photo by Warren Schmidt
Themes from alchemy represent processes of Invention and discovery in an exhibition by UBC Fine
Arts professor Richard Prince. "Search (into matter)" is an exhibition of his three new sculptural
works on display at the Fine Arts Gallery until Feb. 6.
Biotechnology Laboratory Seminar
Efficient Cloning of Genes of Neurospora Crassa. Dr. Steven
J. Volmer, Codon, San Francisco, California. For information
call 228-4838. Room 2000, Biological Sciences Building.
4:00 p.m.
Philosophy Lecture
Wherein is Language Social? Professor Tyler Burge,
Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeies. For
information call 228-2511. Room D327, Buchanan Building.
4:00 p.m.
Lecture Series for Physics Teachers
Cyclotrons, M. Craddock, TRIUMF. For information call
TRIUMF Information office at 222-1047. Free parking beside
TRIUMF Buildings. TRIUMF Auditorium. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Environmental Interest Group Lecture
Our Common Future - The Role of the International Economy
in Sustainable, Global Development. Mr. Geoff Hainsworth,
Economics. For information call 224-0299. Lecture Hall #2,
IRC. 730-930 p.m.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics Seminar
Human Neural Cells in Culture. Dr. S. Kim, Division of
Neurology, Medicine. For information call 228-2575. Room
317, Basic Medical Sciences Building, Block C 12:00 noon.
Noon-Hour Series
Sponsored by School of Music. Gerald Stanick, viola. For
information cal 228-3113. Recital Hal, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion
Sponsored by UBC Pugwash. Ethics of Fetal Tissue and
Organ Transplantation. Dr. E. Winkler, Philosophy; Dr. M.
Norman, Pathology; Dr. B. McGilUvray, Medical Genetics. For
information cal 228-5245. Room 211, SUB. 12:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium
River-Sea Vessels in the Soviet Union and Western Europe.
Robert North, Geography. For information call 228-2663.
Room 201, Geography Building. 330 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Darwin's Mathematical Legacy. Dr. Coin W. Clark,
Mathematics. For information cal 228-4584. Room 229,
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Biotechnology Laboratory Seminar
Human Fragile X Syndrome of Mental Retardation: Clues
from Drosophila and Human Embryology. Dr. Charles Laird,
Zoology, University of Washington. For information call 228-
5433. Lecture Hall #4, IRC. 4:00 p.m.
Ecology-Resource Ecology Seminar
Gene Flow: Estimation and Implications. Dr. Conrad
Wehrhahn, Zoology. For information call 228-4329. Room
2449, Biological Sciences Building. 430 p.m.
Jazz Live
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society. Ron Johnston,
keyboard; Rene Worst, bass. For information call 228-3203.
Fireside Lounge, Graduate Centre. 530 - 8:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society. Beginners
welcome. For information call 228-3203. Fireside lounge.
Graduate Centre. 6*0 p.m.
Centre for Continuing Education Lecture
Guaranteed Annual Income Versus Redefinition of Ful
Employment. Marvyn Novick, Dean, Community Services
Ryerson Pofytechnical Inst.; Michael Clague, Executive
Director, SPARC of B.C. For information call 222-5238.
Lecture Hall #4. IRC. 730 - 9:00 p.m.
Political Science Lecture
The New Anti-Semitism in Canada. Professor Irving Abela,
History, York University. For information call 228-4559.
Room A203, Buchanan Building. 1230 p.m.
Women and Research Lecture
Changing Risk Factors for Breast Cancer in Women in B.C.;
Carolyn McDonald: Canadian Missionary and Prison
Reformer in Japan. Dr. Brenda Morrison, Epidemiology; Dr.
Margaret Prang, Emeritus, History. For information call 228-
6477. Penthouse, Buchanan Building. 12:30-2:00 p.m.
InterUniversity Student Speech Contest
Humorous to Serious, Thought Provoking to Political.
Students from UBC, BCIT, SFU who have won their dub
competitions. For information cal 224-4766 or 224-3407.
Auditorium, SUB. 1230 -2:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium
Aggregation and the Physics of Cell Surface Receptors. Dr.
B. Goldstein. Los Alamos National Lab. For information cal
228-3853. Room 201, Hennings Building. 4:00 p.m.
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Sponsored by School of Music. Martin Berinbaum, director.
Free. For information call 228-3113. Recital Hall, Music
Building. 8*0 p.m.
Masterpieces of Film
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society. Professor Joanne
Yamaguchi. For information call 228-3203. Fireside Lounge,
Graduate Centre. 800 p.m.
Special Illustrated Lecture
Sponsored by Canadian Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear
War. Living and Working in Tashkent: An American Doctor
andGlasnosL Dr. Roy Farrel, Group Health Hospital,
Seattle. For information call 228-6124. Lecture Hall #4, IRC.
8:00 p.m.
Health Care & Epidemiology Rounds
A Review of Gerontological Research at S.F.U. Dr. Gloria
Gutman, Gerontology Research Centre, S.F.U. For
information cal 228-2772. Room 253, James Mather
Building. 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
Inhibition of MAO by AmBoride Analogues. Dr. Vladimir
Palaty, Anatomy. For information call 228-3183. Lecture Hal
#3, IRC. 1230-1:30 p.m.
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the period February 14 to February 27, notices must be submitted on proper
Calendar forms no later than 4 pjn. on Wednesday, February 3 to the Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Road, Room 207, Old Administration Building. For more information,
call 228-3131.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Clinical Case Presentations. Faculty, Medical Genetics. For
information call 228-5311. Parentcraft Room, Main Floor,
Grace Hospital, 4490 Oak Street, Vancouver. 1*0 p.m.
Beer Garden
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society. For information cal
228-3203. Ballroom, Graduate Centre. 4*0 -730 p.m.
DJ Night
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society. For information call
228-3203. Fireside Lounge, Graduate Centre. 7*0-12.-00
Darts Night
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society. For information call
228-3203. Fireside Lounge. Graduate Centre. 730 p.m.
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Sponsored by School of Music. Martin Berinbaum, director.
Free. For information call 228-3113. Recital Hal, Music
Building. 8*0 p.m.
Noon-Hour Seminar
Sponsored by B.C. Cancer Research Centre. Occupational
Cancer Risks in British Columbia. Mr. Richard Gallagher,
Epidemiology, Biometry and Occupational Oncology, CCABC.
For information cal 877-6010. Lecture Theatre, BCCRC, 601
West 10th Avenue. 12*0 noon.
Faculty Recital
Sponsored by School of Music. Alice Enns, piano. Free. For
information call 228-3113. Recital Hal, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Noon-Hour Film
Life Begins in January: A Documentary Film on Cambodian
Refugees in a Thai Refugee Camp. Institute of Asian
Research. Free. For information call 228-2746. Auditorium,
Asian Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar
1H NMR Studies of Biological Fluids and Intact Cells.
Professor Dalas L. Rabenstein, Chemistry, University of
California, Riverside. For information cal 228-3266. Room
225, Chemistry Building. 230 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group Seminar
Electrostatic Interactions in Proteins and Nucleic Acids. Dr.
James B. Matthew, Du Pont Corp., Wilmington, Delaware.
For information call 228-3719. Lecture Hall #4, IRC. 3:45
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Shallow Water Waves with Slowly Varying Froude Number.
Dr. J. Kevorkian, Applied Mathematics, University of
Washington. For information call 228-4584. Room 229,
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar
Interpretation of WoV Rayet Spectra. Dr. Anne Underhill,
Geophysics and Astronomy. For information call 228-4134.
Room 260, Geophysics & Astronomy. 4*0 p.m.
Division of Preventive Medicine & Health
Employee Assistance Programs: Making it Happen. Dr. Harv
Haakonson, President, HeaJthServ, Occupational Health
Management Consulting. For information call 228-2258.
Room 253, James Mather Building. 4*0-530 p.m.
Zoology Seminar
Evolution and Biology of Fish Antifreeze Proteins. Dr. Peter
Davies, Biochemistry, Queens University. For information
call 228-6745. Room 2000, Biological Sciences Building.
430 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
Marketing Research. Mr. Dennis Nolan, Marketing Research
Manager, Ciba-Geigy Canada Ltd. For information call 228-
3183. Lecture Hall #1, IRC. 430 -630 p.m.
Video Night
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society. Witness and The
Color Purple. For information call 228-3203. Fireside
Lounge. Graduate Centre. 6*0 and 8*0 p.m.
Classic SubFilms
Sponsored by UBC Film Society. Casablanca. Tickets $2.
For information call 228-3698. SUB Theatre, SUB. 7*0 and
930 p.m.
Botany Seminar
Physiological and Developmental Aspects of Palm Seed
Germination. Darleen DeMason, University of California,
Riverside. For information cal 228-2133. Room 2000,
Biological Sciences Bulding. 1230 p.m
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