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* New grads approved
UBCs Senate has approved the award of academic
degrees to a total ot 1,035 students who completed requirements in the spring and summer of this year.
The fall list, approved at Senate's Nov. 12 meeting,   was
y    made up of 601 graduate students and 434 undergraduates.
The fall graduates have the option of participating in UBC's
*"   spring Congregation ceremony on May 27, 28 and 29 when
degrees will be conferred by Chancellor W. Robert Wyman.
. China donates books
UBCs Asian Studies Library is some 1,232 volumes richer
""   this week, thanks to recent gifts made by visiting Chinese and
Japanese delegations.
On Oct. 30, 1,200 volumes on contemporary China were
presented by Huang Xin Bai, leader of a delegation fro'm the
State Education Commission of the People's Republic of China,
• which was beginning a cross-Canada tour of major Canadian
i*    universities that offer Chinese studies.
On Oct. 8, the Asian library was the recipient of a 32-volume
* history of the City of Yokahama, Vancouver's sister city in
Japan. The gift was made by a member of a delegation from
Yokahama City University, which was at UBC to participate in a
joint academic seminar held in the Asian Centre.
\ Faculty win  support
Members of UBC's Faculty of Education are tops in Canada
in winning research support from the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC).
Over the past five years, SSHRCC has awarded 28 grants to
researchers in UBC's Faculty of Education, eight more than their
nearest rival, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
The success rate among education faculty researchers in
* obtaining SSHRCC grants reflects two things, according to Dr.
James Sherrill, aassociate dean for graduate studies and
research in Education.
"First, it reflects the quality of the proposals that are made to
SSHRCC. Secondly, it is a measure of the enormous increase
in research activity in recent years in this faculty," he said.
Research grants to faculty members in Education from all
sources now total almost $2 million, Dr. Sherrill added.
New co-ordinator here
Dr. James A. Love is UBC's new co-ordinator of animal
care, responsible for all animals used in teaching and research
at the University.
His appointment was effective Sept. 1. He succeeds Dr.
John Gregg who retired after 16 years at UBC.
Dr. Peter Larkin, UBC Vice President Research and chairman of UBC's animal care committee, said the co-ordinator is
crucial in ensuring that UBC conforms to the high standards of
the Canadian Council on Animal Care.
"Dr. Love screens all proposals for the use of animals in
teaching and research," Dr. Larkin said. "He organizes animal
care courses for University staff, is responsible for acquiring all
animals used in the biomedical sciences department on
campus and in the Vancouver hospitals affiliated with UBC, and
he represents the University in public discussions on animals in
research and teaching.
"He brings a wealth of experience and sound academic
credentials to the campus. In fact, he is already well-known to
many at UBC. He chaired the most recent review of animal care
* at UBC on behalf of the Canadian Council on Animal Care."
Dr. Love was formerly director of the animal care centre at
Dalhousie University, and associate professor in the University's
physiology and biophysics department.
He took his veterinarian degree at the University of Glasgow
in 1964 and a PhD in physiology five years later from the University of Toronto.
UBC in focus
Education funding and the role of universities in the
community are two topics attracting media attention. UBC
President Dr. David Strangway discussed the former as a guest
on CJOR's Dave Abbott Show, November 10. He also
appeared on STAR-FM (104.9) on November 14 to talk about
UBC's role in the community, as outlined in the new publication
from the President's Office, 'The Engine of Recovery'. A
cassette recording of both interviews is available in the
Community Relations Office.
The well-known television personality, Jack Webster, will
host the presidents of both Lower Mainland universities on the
Jack Webster Show, (BCTV channel 8) Friday, November 28 at
5:00 p.m. Dr. Strangway and Dr. William Saywell, President of
Simon Fraser University, will discuss university funding. A VHS
videotape of the interview will be available for viewing in the
Community Relations Office.
r;"V O
Famous alumni star in open house
celebrity auction and concert
Wheelchair athlete, Rick Hansen, with young supporter.
How would you like to have David Tarrant in your garden for
a couple of hours, telling you how to get rid of the blight on the
tomatoes, or white fly from the vibernum? Or maybe you'd
rather have an hour's piano lesson with Jon Kimura Parker? Or
soccer lessons for the kids at UBC's summer camp?
These are just three of the many exciting items to be
auctioned at the first ever UBC Celebrity Alumni Concert and
Auction to be held the night before UBC's Open House begins
next March.
The event will bring back famous alumni from across the
country who have promised to provide their services, free, for a
memorable evening of fun and entertainment. Pierre Berton,
Earle Birney, David Suzuki, Judith Forst, J.V. Clyne, Eric Nicol,
Harold Wright, Bob Osborne, John Gray and one of Canada's
six astronauts, Bjarni Tryggvason, have all confirmed they are
coming and will each put in a cameo performance. "And we're
just waiting for final confirmations from John Turner, Joe
Schlessinger and Ann and Jane Mortifee," says event chairman
Norman Watt.
"We've been very pleased with the response from faculty,
staff and alumni to the event," says Watt. "Many departments
on campus have agreed to donate goods and services for the
auction, and our celebrities have been very generous in offering
their time, talents and auctionable items.
"For example, David Suzuki has donated one of his own fish
prints, Earle Birney has composed a poem entitled "if poets
were politicians", which we hope John Turner will read, and
John Gray is composing an original song for Ann and Jane
Mortifee to sing."
The event will be held on the evening of March 5 in the War
Memorial Gym. Norman Young from Theatre will be staging the
event, and the AMS are organizing the food. Watt has even
persuaded members of the community at large to help-
designer Richard Keate and community organizer Mary Olson
are in charge of acquisitions, and Joanne Brown and Judy
Strongman are heading up the invitations sub-committee.
"The most unusual thing about our auction is the two-tier
ticket system," says Watt. "People who are willing to pay $50
each will be on the main floor of the gym, where the celebrities
will be, and the food. But we felt it was important that everyone
should have the opportunity to enjoy the event, whether or not
they are willing to pay $50. So we will also be selling tickets at
$10 each—half price for students and seniors—for the gallery.
Everyone in the gallery will be able to bid in the auction and, of
course, enjoy the fun and the entertainment."
All proceeds from the evening will go towards a bursary for
special needs students called the Rick Hansen Special Needs
Bursary, in recognition of UBC alumnus Rick Hansen's outstanding accomplishments.
Tickets will be going on sale in January. If you wish to
reserve, please call Norm Watt's office at 228-2657.
Test validates children's testimony
A University of B.C. psychologist is a member of an international team that has developed a procedure that significantly
improves the chances of obtaining valid eye witness testimony
from children.
Dr. John Yuille says that the procedure, first developed in
Europe, will be useful in taking testimony from children who are
the victims of sexual abuse or witnesses of automobile
accidents and murder.
Statement Reality Analysis, as the procedure is called,
enables those who take eye witness testimony from children to
feel more secure than in the past about the judgments they
have to make about whether or not children are telling the truth,
Dr. Yuille said.
Dr. Yuille has collaborated with an American psychologist,
Dr. David Raskin of the University of Utah, and a European
expert, Dr. Max Stellar of the University of Kiel in West
Germany, in systematizing the procedure so that it could be
made more widely available to professionals for use in interrogating children.
Statement Reality Analysis grew out of the European system
of criminal justice, Dr. Yuille explains, which involves a panel of
judges instead of the single judge that presides over North
American trials.
The European panel often calls on outside experts during a
trial. In a situation where a child is the only witness and there is
insufficient corroborative evidence, the panel will ask a child
psychologist to interview the child and provide the court with an
opinion as to whether or not he or she is telling the truth.
Statement Reality Analysis involves two procedures. It sets
out a method for questioning a child followed by analysis of the
child's statements from 16 interrelated perspectives.
Dr. Yuille says the new procedure will also be useful in
obtaining statements from children involved in automobile accidents, assaults and murder. "There's a report out of England
that shows that children are more often the victims of auto accidents than any other age group and it's known that 10 per cent
of all murders involve domestic disputes that are witnessed by
Dr. Yuille doesn't claim that the Statement Reality Analysis
procedure is fool proof. "We want to reduce errors in two
senses," he said, "concluding a child is lying when they're really
telling the truth, and vice versa."
The research team has already given one seminar for professionals on the new procedure and more are planned in
1987. IF    YOU    ASK    ME
Prof A.D. "Tony Scott has been a
member of the UBC Department of
Economics for 33 years, including four
years (1965-69) as its head. He took two
undergraduate degrees at UBC
(B.Comm.'46 and BA'47) before
undertaking graduate work at Harvard,
where he was awarded the Master of Arts
degree in 1949, and the University of
London, where he earned his Ph.D. in
1953, the year he joined UBC. In the
1970's, he was a prime mover and one of
the coordinators of a five-year $806,000
study, funded by the Canada Council, on
management of the world's natural
resources. He is currently on leave in
England, where he is doing research on
the origin of private property rights in
natural resources.
There was a time, 15 to 20 years ago, when
UBC was a really lively and interesting place.
In those days, bulletin boards were packed
with notices of meetings and events that the
students themselves had arranged, either to
spread the word about some discovery they'd
made, Buddhism, for example, or to protest
something happening on or off the campus.
Sure, a lot of ft was impetuous and lacked
maturity. But it was part and parcel of what
UBC offered. When the so-called "real world"
caught up with them after graduation, the
graduates of that day look back on their university days with warmth and affection, realizing they would never again have as much
freedom to say and do what they damn well
- pleased. Nor would they again hear so many
ideas advanced, and rejected.
What's happened to students in the
Campus lacks spirit of old days
Today, they're prepared to stand passively
in departmental lineups to make sure they get
their academic programs approved before the
formal registration period. They accept the fact
that registration is a process arranged for the
convenience of administrators rather than students. Ten to 15 years ago, a student delegation would have camped on the doorstep of
the department head demanding to know why
the hell they had to stand in a lineup to
Most of whatever stimulation there is on the
campus today is arranged for the students by
non-students. Endowed lectureships, musical
concerts, departmental lectures (worthy activities all) are for the most part put on without
student input. The chief aim of the student
undergraduate societies these days seems to
be organizing the Friday afternoon "Bzzr
Where are the noon-hour meetings
protesting the proposed logging of the Stein
River valley and Meares Island? What's happened to the soul-searching that went on
when students staged forums to explore the
question, "Why am I at university, anyway?"
Where are the undergraduate society anti-
calendars that laid out in no uncertain terms
the shortcomings of teachers? (They may have
played a helpful role in improving classroom
teaching). Even better, they demonstrated to
timid students the idea that the quality of
education was a reasonable subject for
students to be interested in.
What's available at noon hour today? True,
there is a whole range of meetings arranged
by clubs, political parties and religious groups.
But too many of them are sponsored by off-
campus interests, whose aim is not to break
down barriers or freely explore ideas. Their
almost exclusive aim is to remind students of
their outside affiliations, to insulate and protect
them from two of the important aspects of
student life ~ hearing new ideas and meeting
new people from different backgrounds. Make
no mistake about it, these meetings bring
together students who are already part of a
group, whether they be church members,
Liberals or Social Creditors, gays or pre-dental
Fifteen years ago, the campus was the
stronghold of students who stood back from
everyday life. Today's campus is organized to
help them cling to everyday life.
Does anyone or any group worry about the
fact that, for its students, UBC has become the
dull and uninteresting place where 18 hours a
week must be spent? I'm not aware the matter
is ever discussed by the Board of Governors
or by Senate. And the main thrust of Alma
Mater Society activities seems to be a marketing strategy for selling food, clothing and
booze in the Student Union Building with a few
rock concerts thrown in for good measure.
That's not what university life is all about. Even
keeping fit has become a grim and earnest
Today, it's usual for the yuppies to blame
contemporary students for their safe and
solemn ways. I believe the funding difficulties
UBC has experienced in recent years is also
responsible for this state of affairs.
Fifteen years ago, one of the catalysts in
student life was a feisty lot of young instructors,
fresh out of graduate school and aware of
societal    problems,    who    influenced    that
generation of graduate  and undergraduate
students. The environmental movement began f
in that era, to name only one example.
Today, there are almost no "angry young*
men  and   women,"  fresh   out of  graduate
school and ready to take on the world. We
now have a regiment of sessional and part-
time instructors who have no hope of obtaining
tenured positions here and who fear they may
not have any job next year. They find it hard to g
regard the people in their classes as "our"
students. In self-protection, they are not going*
to appear to bite the hands that feed them.
That kind of "donl-rock-the-boat" thinking
has infected the students. No one challenges
the dean of law about the faculty's approach,
much less that articles are hard to get; or the
architects and town planners about their ^
theories or the destruction of heritage buildings. In the students' experience, the faculties'4
are part of their problem, not a part of the
solution. A vigorous challenge could
irreparably spoil their chances of getting a job
as a lawyer or as an architect.
As I said earlier, all this makes UBC a dull
arid less interesting place. A student who was j,
here in the days when nothing was too sacred
to be challenged or debated wouldn't recog- -
nize the place.
If You Ask Me features interviews with
UBC faculty or staff on a controversial
issue which relates to the university
campus. Anyone interested in being*
interviewed, <?r who knows someone whose
views would be of interest to the campus*
community, please contact The Editor,
UBC Reports.
1986 Great Trekker Award Winner
The UBC Alma Mater Society's Great Trekker Award for 1986 went to Dr. Anne Stevenson
who, as a first-year student, participated in the student-inspired 1922-23 Great Trek, which
resulted in a provincial-government decision to complete the University on Point Grey. The
Williams Lake resident, a former teacher and tireless campaigner on behalf of education
in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region, received the award from AMS president Simon Seshadri at
an Oct. 22 Homecoming banquet in the SUB Ballroom.
Suzuki hosts radio series on
UBC leading edge research
Radio listeners across Canada will soon be
able to tune in to their favorite station to learn
about leading edge research being carried out
by UBC faculty members.
The Community Relations Office is
completing production on the first of two 13-
week series of radio mini-documentaries
featuring UBC faculty members, which will be
distributed to 250 radio stations across Canada
in January, A second series will be released in
The programmes are four minutes in length
and feature interviews with faculty members
with opening and closing narration by Dr.
David Suzuki. Because the series will be
distributed across Canada, topics of national
interest have been highlighted.
The first series focuses on UBC research in
the areas of medical imaging, aquaculture, the
Moli battery, the discovery of new drugs from
marine animals, dentistry of the future, UBC's
Native Law Programme, coping with pain,
converting forest waste products into liquid
fuels, new waste treatment methods, electronic
messaging systems, university-industry liaison,
electronic aids to help the blind and the use of
robots in surgery.
Homelessness:   solving a social problem
UBC's Centre for Human Settlements has
been chosen to draft Canada's submission on
the provision of shelter for the homeless as a
contribution to the United Nations 1987 International Year for Shelter for the Homeless.
The submission will be presented at an
international UN conference in Nairobi, Kenya,
in April, 1987.
On Wednesday (Nov. 26), the centre will
stage a seminar to highlight aspects of
Canada's experience and practice in facilitating
efforts by the poor and disadvantaged to
improve their shelter and neighbourhoods.
Prof. Peter Oberlander, who heads the
UBC centre, said that Vancouver has led the
way in Canada in developing solutions to the
problem of homelessness.
"Traditional social agencies—churches,
service clubs, the Downtown Eastside Residents Association, and city social services—
have combined with some young and
imaginative Vancouver architects to develop a
range and variety of housing on the eastern
side of the city that has helped to alleviate
some aspects of homelessness," Prof.
Oberlander said.
As an example, he cites the case of the
Ford Building at the corner of Main and
Hastings Streets, which was virtually empty five
years ago. The city acquired the building and
rehabilitated it to provide low-rent, self-
contained accommodation. The Vancouver
effort has been aided by funding from Canada
Mortgage and the provincial government. The
city has assisted the program by writing down
the cost of the land to provide new low-rent
housing in the east end.
One of the major problems associated with
the homelessness study, which is funded by
Canada Mortgage and Housing, is "getting a
handle on the number of people in Canada
who are homeless or near homeless," Dr.
Oberlander said.
"We define a homelessness quite literally—
an individual without a home, where he or she
would have security, privacy and some control
over daily life."
"In Vancouver," he said, "there are up to
200 people, depending on the season, who
are literally without shelter and live in the
'The next level or two we refer to as the
'population at risk.' There may be 2,000 or so
who find shelter in a dormitory for up to a
week, but they are, in effect, homeless.
"The next level up are people who have
welfare or other income but have to use 60 or
more per cent of it to rent a sub-standard
room in a hotel or apartment. By the middle of
the month they have no money and are forced
to live off charity or the food banks."
The UBC centre estimates that there may
be up to 5,000 people in the Vancouver area
who are homeless or close to it. A major goal
of the UBC study will be to gather national
statistics on the homeless.
Canada's homeless fall into four main categories. "People who have been released from
mental institutions; seasonal workers who are
chronically unemployed; native Indians who
leave the reservations and are adrift in the
cities; and people who are victims of family or
marriage breakdown make up most of
Canada's homeless," Prof. Oberlander said.
"The majority are single men but there is a
rising proportion of single women, many of
them with children."
Prof. Oberlander warns that the problem of
Canada's homeless won't be solved by simply
bringing them in out of the rain and putting a
roof over their heads.
The Community Relations Office received
several enthusiastic letters and telephone calls
in response to a series of radio mini-
documentaries released to B.C. radio stations
in March. *
"The tapes are relatively inexpensive to
produce and we've had some very postive
feedback about the programmes," says
Community Relations director Margaret Nevin.
"We feel the mini-documentaries are an effective means of promoting UBC activities, particularly outside the Lower Mainland."
New grant source"
to fund research
Seventeen UBC research projects will soon
receive grants from the new Research
Development Fund. Established this year with &
$1 million from the provincial government's
Fund For Excellence, the Research Development Fund sponsors research in B.C.'s three
UBC   faculty   submitted   228   individual
proposals  in   a  university-wide  competition fc
requesting a total of $8 million.    The major *
criterion imposed by the university for alloca- *
tion of funding was the role of the project in
increasing the researcher's ability to  attract
external research funds.   In addition to the 17
projects that will receive grants, funding has
been allocated for four other projects, contingent on their receipt of external grants. ^
The   Universities   Council   of   B.C.   had ^
recommended that $600,000 of the Research J|
Development Fund go to UBC, with $150,000
each  to   Simon   Fraser   University  and  the
University   of   Victoria.      UCBC   held   back
$100,000 to fund a computer linkage project
between the three universities.   The funding
will be augmented by a grant of $180,000 from
the Advanced Systems Foundation.  The UBC *
Computing Centre will be in charge of thee:
technical side of the project which will be
based on the UBC Ethernet system.
Dr. Peter Larkin, Vice-President of
Research, said he hopes that next year's
Research Development Fund allocation will be
confirmed early in Ihe new year. This year the
Office of Research Services and Industry*
Liaison did not receive confirmation until-.
August. Dr. Larkin said the office will carry
over this year's proposals to the 1987 application, as well as call for new submissions.
2    UBC REPORTS November 20,1986 mwr*
Administrators win award
Overhead costs funded
Dr. Norman Watt and Libby Kay
Creativity is not usually found in
administration, but one UBC department has
won its fifth award for just that. Dr. Norman
Watt, Director, and Libby Kay, Co-ordinator of
Publicity and Planning, Extra-Sessional
Studies, placed top in the new administrative
category of the annual WASSA awards.
WASSA (the Western Association of Summer
Session Administrators) presents the awards
for the most innovative and creative programming of credit and non-credit courses.
The department of Extra-Sessional Studies
placed first for its unique use of the Extra-
Sessional Studies calendar. For the last five
years, the calendar has focused on a different
UBC department with each issue, highlighting
interesting or little know departmental features
through graphics and information snippets.
The UBC Geological Museum, for example,
was featured in the 1986/87 winter session
Dr. Watt said the end result has been an
increased public interest in each department
and the enhancement of UBC's image in the
* French test first in Canada
The final step in a UBC-developed national
test to measure the achievement levels of
English-speaking students taking French
immersion courses in grades one through
seven took place in the first two weeks of
^   November.
The test, developed in UBC's Faculty of
«- Education, was administered to a random
sample of 1,400 students currently enrolled in
French immersion programs in more than 150
schools in every Canadian province, the Yukon
and the Northwest Territories.
The test was developed in the UBC Educa-
u tion Clinic over the past 14 months by Dr. Nick
Ardanaz,  who   has  been  seconded  to  the
- Department of Language Education from his
position as an elementary school principal in
Delta, and Dr. Ted Wormeli, a school district
psychologist in Delta.
Dr. Ardanaz said that when the Canada
French Immersion Achievement Test (Canada
^ FIAT) is revised in the light of the November
test results, Canada will have the first compre-
~ hensive, individualized test for measuring
achievement by English-speaking students in
four areas—spelling, arithmetic, word identification and reading comprehension.
The revised test should be available for
national use in April, 1987.
Dr. Ardanaz said the purpose of the
November testing was to establish "norms"—a
term used to describe achievement levels for
each school grade.
"If we find that no student is able to answer
a specific item on the test, we will know that it
is too difficult for that specific school level. On
the other hand, an item answered correctly by
every student would indicate that it is too easy
for that level. What we will be searching for are
generally applicable items or the norm in each
of the categories being tested," Dr. Ardanaz
At present, he said, there is no test, valid in
all parts of Canada, for measuring attainment
levels in French immersion. "Canada FIAT, by
creating norms that have been validated, will
enable teachers to determine with some
certainty how well a child enrolled in French
immersion is doing when instructed in French."
Several UBC faculties were the beneficiaries this year of a new Board of Governors
policy on overhead funds received by the
University for contract research.
Just over $355,000 was returned to UBC
faculties under a Board policy approved last
year, which calls for one-third of overhead on
contract research to be returned to the appropriate faculty, where it can be used for any
purpose designated by the dean.
The 1985-86 overhead total of $1,066,000
was made up of funds from 186 contracts
valued at $5.8 million initiated in 1985-86, plus
funds from contracts initiated in previous years.
The Faculties of Applied Science, which
received $103,000, and Science, which
received $102,000, were the biggest beneficiaries of the overhead fund distribution. Next
in line was Agricultural Sciences, which got
back $43,600.
UBC's research vice-president, Dr. Peter
Larkin, explained that government agencies
and industrial firms which approach the
University with a contract-research proposal
pay overhead totalling 65 per cent of the salary
costs of all those who work on the project if it
involves the use of a campus laboratory.
Overhead of 30 per cent is charged on salaries
that do not involve laboratory work.
Dr. Larkin said that national studies have
shown that for every dollar of research funding
received by the University, up to an additional
50 cents of indirect costs are incurred for the
use of space, library facilities and computer
time as well as the provision of heat and light,
accounting, purchasing and other administrative services.
"If we did not recover overhead costs on
research contracts, which are mission-oriented
projects for the most part, it means we would
have, to find more than $1 million annually in
the University budget," Dr. Larkin said.
He also emphasized that UBC does not
accept contract research that would place the
University in a position of competing with
existing business firms.
"Each proposal for contract research is
analysed to ensure that it has an educational
component that will be useful to graduate
students or to the principal researcher, who
can pass the experience on to students.
"We would not be interested in a contract
proposal that called for us to, say, analyse
pollution levels in a water supply or assay
rocks for mineral content. Those are functions
that are better carried out by commercial
Dr. Larkin said he expects an increase in
the amount of contract research done at UBC.
"I welcome this trend," he said, "just as long
as we are offered challenging opportunities
that are useful to faculty members and
Talking typewriter aids blind
Prof. Michael Beddoes was teaching electronics at UBC in 1966 when a visiting student
from Harvard University requested his help in a
survey he was taking on electronic aids available for the blind.
The request sparked Dr. Beddoes' interest,
and twenty years later he has become one of
North America's leading designers of electronic
devices for the blind.
His inventions, which include a talking
switchboard for telephone operators and a
machine that scans printed material and reads
it aloud, are being used around the world. His
latest, and most exciting, invention is an electronic speech unit called Speechex, which is
being used to produce talking typewriters and
computers for the blind.
Speechex reads words aloud as they are
keyboarded to help blind typists, stenographers and computer operators increase the
speed and accuracy of their work.
"Speechex is an inexpensive lap computer
that a blind person can use in the office or take
to meetings. It weighs only a few pounds, is
battery operated and completely portable,"
says Dr. Beddoes. The Speechex device can
also be linked to other standard office
"Word processing needs for a blind person
are very different from those of a sighted
person," says Dr. Beddoes. "Blind users need
feedback to know if their spelling is accurate or
if they've pushed the right command key.
Speechex provides this feedback with a verbal
description of what's displayed on the screen.
The electronic voice can be heard either
through the speaker in the Speechex machine
or through earphones."
Dr. Beddoes says his goal is to help blind
people compete in the job market. "What
often slows blind people down in an office
situation is the time it takes to check their work
for accuracy. Speechex provides instant feed
back so mistakes can be corrected immediately."
He points to the example of a blind copy
typist who was hired by a downtown office in
Vancouver for a trial period. "She was a very
fast typist, but the company was concerned
about the time it took to check her work. She
began using one of our machines, and within a
month she was offered a permanent job with
the company."
Dr. Beddoes works closely with blind
individuals from the Canadian Institute for the
Blind and UBC's Crane Library for the blind to
get ideas and feedback on his devices.
The Speechex machine is also being used
to help mentally handicapped sighted children
to read. "Presenting a printed word and a
spelled version of it simultaneously seems to
improve chances of the material being
absorbed by the child," says Dr. Beddoes.
He says the key to success in designing
electronic aids is anticipating the technological
advances that will be made in the next few
years and developing products with
tomorrow's technology in mind.
"In  this   field   you   become   hooked   on
designing a product that's better and faster
than the previous one. Even as you're finishing a design, you look at it and ask yourself—
Can I take this one step further?"
Childrearing focus of cultural  study
The results of a comparative study of child-
rearing practices in Canada and Japan will be
the basis of the first in a series of five lectures
with the general title "Helping Children Learn,"
sponsored by the University of B.C.'s Child
Study Centre.
Dr. Hannah Polowy of UBC's Faculty of
Education will outline the results of the
Canada-Japan research study on Nov. 29 at
the UBC Centre at 4055 Blenheim St.
Details on registration and fees for the
series are available from the UBC education
faculty's Field Development Office, 228-2013.
The results of the comparative study have
convinced Dr. Polowy that more needs to be
done in terms of taking an in-depth look at
Canadian child-rearing practices.
Here are some of the major themes that
emerged from the study.
* Japanese at all socio-economic levels
have a strong, positive feeling about education
and believe that it produces a cultured
Canadian parents, on the other hand, don't
believe education is necessary to develop a
cultured person. "What's not clear," Dr. Polowy
adds, "is whether Canadians change their
beliefs over time and at what point they
change them."
* Japanese children get clear messages
about behavioural norms from their mothers,
who are almost solely responsible for child
Canadian children, on the other hand, get
messages from a variety of sources, including
mothers, fathers, grandparents and others.
"Sometimes the messages are conflicting and
confusing," Dr. Polowy said, "with the result
that Canadian children may sometimes be
uncertain about how to respond in terms of
Japanese children rarely exhibit sleeping
problems and are toilet trained between 18
months and two years in contrast to Canadian
children, who get such training in the two-
and-a-half-to-three-years age range.
Dr. Polowy feels, however, that the survey
has put paid to the myth that Japanese
children are smarter than their Canadian
counterparts. "Japanese children start learning
earlier than Canadians because there are more
opportunities in Japan for pre-school
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Performing arts programs a big hit
Arts dean Dr. Robert Will believes that
UBC's performing arts departments have done
an extraordinarily good job of producing outstanding graduates, despite the fact that some
departments make do in facilities which he
frankly describes as "grubby."
"You won't find worse space in any Canadian university that serves as a Fine Arts
Gallery, old army huts that serve as rehearsal
space for theatre and sub-standard facilities in
Brock Hall occupied by students and faculty
enrolled for the film and television program," is
the way he puts it.
In addition to academic training, UBC performing arts departments are probably the
most visible aspect of the University's
community outreach program, attracting
thousands of people annually to on- and off-
campus locations   for music and drama per
formances, film screenings and art exhibitions.
"The fact that morale is very high in music,
theatre, fine arts and creative writing is
explained by the sense of accomplishment in
every area," Dean Will says.
Despite serious fund shortages, the dean
says, some new academic programs have
been added in recent years, either as a result
of special funding provided by the Universities
Council of B.C. or through internal reallocations.
The theatre department has added bachelor's degrees in technical theatre and design
and in acting and a doctoral degree in drama;
a master's degree in studio art is offered in fine
arts; an outstanding children's literature option
has been developed in creative writing; and
new appointments have been made in music
to    improve    offerings    in    the    fields    of
performance and voice.
Dean Will's "wish list" includes the hope
that funds will be made available from the
provincial Fund for Excellence in Education to
improve the film and television studies program in the Department of Theatre.
He also hopes that capital funds will be
available in the future for a multi-purpose
Studio Resources Building that would provide
sound-proof facilities for music and film
production, rehearsal space for theatre and
work space for fine arts students.
Currently, the dean is exploring the possibility of constructing a new Fine Arts Gallery as
an addition to the Museum of Anthropology.
Some of the accomplishments of UBC
faculty, students and graduates in the performing arts and creative writing are outlined in
the articles on these pages.
Unusual careers open to fine arts grads
Enterprising graduates of UBC's Fine Arts
programs are using their academic and artistic
skills to create unusual careers. One student
who almost failed his first year, returned to the
Fine Arts program and stumbled into a course
on Chinese Art. His interest in that area led
him to a Masters degree and a fellowship to
China, where he became fluent in Chinese.
He is now a consultant in Hong Kong for the
B.C. provincial government and maintains a
reputation in Fine Arts by publishing in that
"I find it quite heartening how many of our
students have stuck to the field, and the
majority are doing very well," said James
Caswell, Head of the Fine Arts Department.
Caswell credits this success to the unique
nature of the UBC Fine Arts program. Unlike
other institutions, the program combines
academic courses in Art History with a studio
workshop program of Fine Arts. And, unlike
an art college, students must take electives in
other subject areas.
"In some ways it's an oil and water mix,"
Caswell said. "But it's nice for academics to
be reminded that artists make art, and vice
versa: artists realize they have an audience
out there judging their work."
Caswell said he believes the program
produces   very   versatile   students. The
employment record of Fine Arts graduates
would support that claim. "The university
offers so much that people have a lot of alter
natives," Caswell said.
UBC Art History graduates can be found all
across Canada, working in museums and
galleries, or in teaching positions at various
institutions. Five staff members of the
Vancouver Art Gallery hold MAs in Fine Arts
from UBC. Many graduates from the studio
program become successful artists; others go
on to post-graduate work in fields such as
architecture. One group of students, who
specialized in sculpture, created a successful
theatre and movie props business.
The Fine Arts department has ten faculty
teaching Art History, (eleven when a vacancy is
filled), and eight involved in studio art. The Art
History program offers much more than the
traditional courses in European art.
Indigenous American and Asian art, and
architectural history are just a few of the other
program selections. "We're the only university
in Canada that has this breadth of coverage,"
Caswell said, "and the Fine Arts library is
among the finest on the continent."
Next year, the department hopes to offer a
new program, a BA in studio arts, for students
seeking a career in art education. The program resulted from consultations with the
Department of Visual and Performing Arts in
the Faculty of Education and the Department
of Fine Arts in the Faculty of Arts. The new
program eliminates duplication of studio art
courses, such as painting, printmaking and
sculpture, which are currently offered by both
departments. "It's a more efficient use of
university resources," Caswell said.
The Fine Arts Gallery, located in the basement of the Main Library, provides an important outreach into the community. Curator
Glenn Allison, with a staff of one, puts on six
exhibitions a year. These include shows by
local artists, both contemporary and historical,
and exhibitions loaned from other parts of
Canada. The gallery is open to the public and
is often visited by groups of art students from
other institutions.
One recent exhibition sponsored by the
UBC School of Architecture, and guest curated
by Assistant Professor in Architecture, Andrew
Gruft, depicted Canadian architecture in
transition. Entitled 'A Measure of Consensus',
this show has since gone on tour to New York
and is scheduled for galleries in Toronto and
Montreal in the new year.
Once a year, Allison invites an artist to prepare an 'installation exhibit', which he
describes as a show expecially designed to
incorporate the gallery's "eccentric space",
The artist must take into account the gallery's
special dimensions: a small area, a low ceiling
and the presence of over thirty pillars standing
between the ceiling and the floor.
Currently on display until December 19 is
"The Company She Keeps", a show of ceramic
sculpture by Sally Michener.
Backstage crew unsung heroes in Crucible
The casual theatregoer seldom realizes
how much teamwork and how many people,
quite apart from the actors, are involved in the
conception and execution of a play.
Take Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible,
which still has almost a week to run at the
campus Frederic Wood Theatre.
The production is the result of four months
of intense work and preparation by a core
production group of nine, plus a support group
of ten who do everything from shifting scenery
to seeing that the set is properly lit. Add the 21
actors who appear on stage and you have a
total of 40 persons involved.
The selection of plays for this year's season
at the Freddy Wood began in March and April
on the basis of submissions from members of
the theatre department faculty, who also direct
the productions.
Norman Young, assistant professor of
theatre and the producer of The Crucible, said
that other factors, such as the availability of
talented student actors and matching a
production with a play on the English department curriculum in the coming year, are considered in making a final selection.
By mid-September, the play's director,
Stanley Weese, and scenery/lighting designer
Robert Gardiner, both members of the UBC
theatre department, had approved the concept
of the set, which Gardiner then converted into
architectural drawings. Actual construction of
the set began Sept. 29 under the theatre's
technical director, Ian Pratt.
(back row) Norman Young (left), Kevin O'Brien, Ian Pratt, Robert Gardiner, Cynthia
Johnston, (front row) Sherry Milne (left), Stanley Weese, Rosemarie Heselton.
4     UBCREPORTS November20,1986
In a good-natured way, everyone involved
with the play agrees that its director, Stanley
Weese, isdepending on who you talk tothe
king, the main man, the dictator. He has overall
responsibility for every detail of the production,
including set design, the auditioning and
choice of the actors, makeup, even the props
that create the period atmosphere on stage.
"Some directors simply impose their will on
the production group and the production itself," Weese said. "It's my belief," he added,
gesturing in the direction of the core group
gathered for the Friday-morning production
meeting, "that all these heads are better than
mine alone."
He said the biggest problem he faces is
trying not to exhaust himself and the student
actors, who rehearse daily for four weeks prior
to opening night.
The Friday-morning meeting of the core
production group, including Weese, Young,
Gardiner and Pratt, discusses problems and
plans for the upcoming week.
Chairing the meeting is stage manager
Kevin O'Brien, a fourth-year theatre student
and the director's right-hand man, who takes
over the production when it opens and is
responsible for seeing the everything happens
at the right time. He has two assistants.
Brian Jackson, the theatre's costume
designer, and Rosemarie Heselton, costume
supervisor, will create a total of 23 costumes
for the actors. All of the women's dresses will
be made of new material but most of those
worn by the men will be taken from the
theatre's stock of period costumes.
Cynthia Johnston, an unclassified student
doing graduate work in theatre, instructs most
of the play's 21 actors in the application of
makeup suited to the play. She'll appear
nightly during the production, however, to
make up two of the central characters.
Sherry Milne, the theatre's property supervisor, is responsible for seeing that authentic
furniture and other properties are acquired and
in place for the production.
Artists enrich
campus life
Richard Prince and Expo sculpture
When the Fine Arts Department acquired
the old UBC firehall 18 months ago, the faculty
of the studio arts program were ecstatic. The
building was converted into an ideal studio
space for three of the faculty members. "It's an
essential part of the process for students to
see faculty working on artwork," said Fine Arts
professor, Richard Prince. "Students can see
the completed picture, it makes the process of
art something that goes on now, not in foreign
lands and in ancient times."
Prior to the conversion of the firehall, Prince
had to work on his art in the garage of his
home. "That meant a field trip off campus to
show students what you were working on,"
Prince said. Faculty can now work on their art
between classes and tutorials. "I'm able to get
a lot more work done more efficiently," said
Fine Arts professor, Robert Young.
There are currently seven faculty teaching
the studio program in the Fine Arts department. Richard Prince and Geoffrey Smedley
are two who specialize in sculpture. Prince's
work "Alchemy of Invention" was one of the art
works on display in the Great Hall of the
Canadian pavilion at Expo 86, and a kinetic
sculpture by Smedley, titled "The Rowing-
bridge", was on display at the West Gate
Plaza. One graduate of the UBC studio program, John Clair Watts, also had an art piece <
on show at Expo.
Faculty members Robert Young and Judy
Williams are painters, and Wendy Dobereiner
and Barbara Sungur are printmakers and
photographers. Roy Kiyooka, one of the more
well-known artists, is a painter, sculptor and
photographer. Two sessional instructors,
Margaret Naylor and Georgiana Chappell
complete the team.
Through the combined expertise of the
studio faculty, students learn first to draw
before being gradually introduced to a wider
range of studio activities. Prince said the BFA
program in studio arts is the most intensive -\r
studio program available at UBC. "But it's ^
certainly not like an art school attached to the
university, it's very much a university program,"
he said. At least 60% of the studio art
student's workload is composed of academic
Many students do become professional
artists. But, according to one faculty member,
the image of the struggling artist is as true as it
ever was. "Very few serious artists live from
their work," said Robert Young. "Many of
them have part-time jobs to support themselves." Some graduates have found successful careers in related areas such as advertising, display design, or in the film industry.
Although studio arts courses have always
been available to Fine Arts students, the BFA
program was not created until I970. Professional artists have been associated with the
department since its earliest days". The first
department head, B.C. Binning was already a
successful artist when he joined UBC in I949.
Binning was also the founder of Fine Arts as a
separate department, initiating its breakaway
from the School of Architecture in I955. Competition stiff to win place in film program
UBC's  program  in   Film   and   Television
f   Studies is booming, reflecting a general boom
in local film-making that has made B.C. the
most active production centre in Canada.
UBC      students      enrolled       in      the
Film/Television program are currently getting
hands-on experience on two major produc-
^     tions:
ft * A co-production with the CBC that will
^P   result in a half-hour drama for a series entitled
"Lies from Lotus Land"; and
* Eight half-hour programs, entitled
"Images B.C.", written by Marc Pessin of the
fine arts department, exploring the art and
». artists of the province.
^ The latter series is being made in co-
V operation with UBC's Media Services and will
Wt be aired on the Knowledge Network and
._   possibly the CBC.
The B.C. boom in film-making is a result of
a devalued Canadian dollar, our "Super,
Natural" scenery and a pool of well-trained
film production personnel—many of them
trained   at   UBC—according   to   Prof.   Joan
Young writers in
workshop series
Iget head start
Young people who yearn to be writers can
take advantage of a series of 'New Shoots'
workshops offered by the UBC Department of
Creative Writing. The three year old 'New
Shoots' programme is a co-operative effort
between the department and the Vancouver
School Board. It offers young people a
chance to develop their writing skills through
constructive, practical criticism and to meet
other aspiring writers of their own age.
Through the open studio workshops, which
are modeled on those in the Creative Writing
Department, students share the material they
have been working on and get feedback from
their peers and the workshop leader. "This
mixing is an important part of the development
process." said George McWhirter, head of the
UBC Creative Writing department. "Students
get peer support and they get a chance to see
what other writers are doing in other schools."
Participation has increased dramatically in
the two years of operation. Last year more
than 100 students from 12 Vancouver high
schools took part; this year the VSB anticipates
150 students from all but one of the 18
Vancouver schools.
Students may attend one or all of the nine
workshops in the series, which runs from
November to April. At the end of the session,
the best writing material is published in a
softcover book and distributed to every high
school in B.C. The VSB has also sent copies
of the book as a gift to Odessa, Vancouver's
sister city in the Soviet Union.
As part of UBC's Open House festivities,
the Creative Writing department has invited
students from all over the province to take part
in a special New Shoots workshop March 7.
McWhirter would like to see this kind of
province-wide participation on a regular basis.
But he admits the logistics of distance, and the
problem of funding, makes provincial participation difficult.
It's not only the high school students who
benefit from the New Shoots workshops. The
Creative Writing graduate students who lead
the sessions also gain. "It rounds out their
education." McWhirter said. 'There's no
better way to learn than by teaching."
The department offers individual workshops in every single form of creative writing—
except for song lyrics. "If we had that, we
would have everything." McWhirter said. He
added that many young writers start out writing
poetry because it is the quickest and easiest
form of expression. One of the tasks of the
Creative Writing Department is to introduce
them to other forms of writing.
Students may elect to take workshops in
short story writing, novels, children's literature
or creative non-fiction. They can learn to write
for the stage, screen, radio or television; or
elect courses in literary translation and editing.
Many graduates of the program have created
illustrious careers out of their literary
Reynertson, who heads the film/TV program in
the Department of Theatre.
"We like to think our program is a nice
balance between the theoretical—criticism,,
theory and history—and actual production.
Most of students are primarily interested in
production and are very loyal to B.C. Most of
them want to stay here and work, which is
realistic in the light of the expanding film and
TV industry in the province," she said.
This year, to choose the 12 students who
are admitted annually to the two-year program, Prof. Reynertson and her colleagues
screened nearly 100 films from 60 applicants.
"Our reputation as a quality program is
somehow spreading abroad," she said,
"because I get literally hundreds of enquiries
and applications, some of them from unlikely
places such as Inner Mongolia, Sri Lanka,
various African countries and mainland China."
She said it's obvious that there is an urgent
need in developing countries for film training.
Canada should take the lead in developing an
international school that would train film production experts who would return to their
native countries to train others, Prof.
Reynertson said.
It's a tribute to the program that, despite
inadequate production space and equipment,
UBC film/TV students have won the national
student film competition on two occasions and
are regular winners at the B.C. competition.
Sometime this year the program will get its
first major equipment upgrading in a decade.
A new mixing facility for blending film and
sound will be installed in Brock Hall annex,
where the 24 undergraduates, nine graduate
students and most of the faculty—three full-
time, two part-time—associated with the
program are housed.
UBC grads benefit from boom in film making.
Music alumni heard around the world
Judith Forst
The School of Music is a vital contributor to
the cultural life.of Canada, and beyond—
wherever graduates are working, teaching, or
performing, wherever scholarly publications
are read, and wherever Canadian compositions are performed.
Locally, the most obvious contribution
made by the School, its students and its faculty
are the almost 200 concerts given every year.
Many of these concerts are free, and all are
open to the public. They include student
recitals given to fulfill performance requirements at the Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral
levels; two professional concert series, the
Wednesday Noon-Hour Series (featuring professionals from around the world) and the
Faculty Concert Series (featuring UBC faculty);
and numerous guest artists who travel to UBC
to teach and perform. Noted guests have
included master teachers and performers such
as Maureen Forrester, Elly Ameling, and
Menahem Pressler, who all enriched the education of UBC students with their skill and
In addition, local, regional and national
broadcasts of concerts by CBC-AM, CBC-FM,
CHQM and Co-op radio reach large numbers
of people who are unable to attend the
UBC Music students perform at jazz clubs,
concert stages and private functions in locations   throughout   Vancouver,   and   several
The UBC Music School puts on almost 200 concerts a year.
faculty members are also involved in the local
scene. For example, Cortland Hultberg,
director of the UBC Chamber Singers, is also
director of the prize-winning Phoenix Chamber
Choir, while James Fankhauser, director of the
University Singers, also directs the Vancouver
Cantata Singers.
Music faculty and students enter and win
many national and international competitions—
the University Singers have just won first prize
in the recent CBC National Choral Competition, making them eligible to compete in the
BBC International Choral Competition this year.
UBC Music graduates can be found in
most of the orchestras in North America, as
many play for European and Asian orchestras,
as well as in chamber ensembles and professional choral groups. Many have flourishing
solo concert careers—including international
opera singer Judith Forst and pianist Jon
Kimura Parker. Forst, who sings with major
opera companies such as the Metropolitan
Opera and the New York Opera recently
received a UBC alumnae of the year award in
recognition of her significant achievements in
music. Parker shot to world fame when he
won the 1984 prestigious Leeds International
Piano Competition and his reputation
continues to grow every year.
Other graduates become teachers in
performance skills, music history, theory and
composition, continuing a tradition of excellent
and caring teaching. Some of our graduates,
such as singer Alexandra Browning, and
composer and brass instrumentalist Ian
McDougall, have returned to UBC to teach.
UBC faculty often perform outside Canada,
raising the profile of UBC's Music faculty—
Robert Silverman and Jane Coop, two of
Canada's finest pianists, are both touring the
Soviet Union in separate tours this year.
Silverman will also perform in Lisbon and New
York, while Coop will go to the Kennedy
Center in Washington, D.C.
UBC has one of the world's leading
scholars in the study of medieval church
music, Dimitri Conomos, who travels the world
for his research projects. Two publications in
the past year have reinforced his leading role
as a music historian.
One of the people to watch in the future is
Jijhn Roeder, new to the permanent faculty
just this year, who is a world leader in the
computer analysis of modern music. Roeder
will be using UBC's first-class electronic
studio, recently augmented with some of the
latest electronic music equipment.
UBC also has many fine composers who
are in constant demand for their work—people
such as faculty member Stephen Chatman and
Alexina Louie, a B.Mus. graduate in 1970.
Louie was recently commissioned to write the
opening fanfare for Expo '86.
UBCREPORTS November20,1986     5 Editors on campus share  similar tales - and woes
Denis Sjerve (left) and John Fournier.
Editors are the unsung heroes of journal
publication. They receive and evaluate scholarly work, consult with authors and editorial
staff while preparing a manuscript for publication, and often become involved with problems
in printing, accounting, and compiling subscription lists. Their position is usually entirely
An informal survey of UBC faculty members
who are editors gives some idea of the range
of publications they edit, and some of the
problems they encounter. Despite long hours,
most editors agreed there was a certain satisfaction in producing a vehicle for scholarship.
Two of the more well-known publications
from UBC are Canadian Literature, edited by
William New, professor of English, and Pacific
Affairs, edited by Political Science professor,
Stephen Milne. Both are prestigious journals
in their field. Canadian Literature was the first
Canadian journal devoted completely to
Canadian writers and writing. It offers a variety
of articles, including book reviews and
personal memoirs, which give it a broader
base of readership than most academic publications. This means that individuals subscribe to it, in addition to university and college
Journals can be an effective advertising
tool for the university, and add stature to the
department with which they are associated.
Wine cellar yields treasures
A history professor stumbles upon a collection of documents in the wine cellar of a
Scottish castle. As he examines the mildewed
papers, the realization dawns that he holds in
his hand a rare find of unique and valuable
Truth is often stranger than fiction as one
UBC professor found out. Dr. David Breen of
UBC's History Department recently uncovered
a collection of documents in exactly the
manner described. Breen was in Scotland in
1984, to research Scottish companies who
were involved in early oil exploration in
While waiting one day for some documents
in the Scottish Record Office in Edinburgh, he
was browsing through an inventory reference
volume. A one line entry caught his attention.
It mentioned crofter settlers in Canada and the
name of a Scottish estate.
Breen did not get an opportunity to follow
up the entry until another trip in 1985. It turned
out that the papers were in the basement of
Cluny Castle, near Aberdeen, and consisted of
official and personal correspondance between
the landowner, Lady Gordon-Cathcart, and
the families she sponsored during 1883 and
1884, to start a new life on the Canadian
The material was already disintegrating
from neglect and the dampness of its storage
area. Breen says in another ten years much of
the information would have been lost to
What makes the papers remarkable is that
they are an unusually detailed account, spanning 50 years, of the first organized group of
overseas settlers to emigrate to Saskatchewan.
As such, they provide scholars with a window
to view the adaptation of these early pioneers
to the frontier territory. 'The body of records is
unparalleled anywhere." said Dr. Breen.
In the late I800's, the life of the crofter
tennants on Lady Gordon-Cathcart's lands in
the Hebrides was one of hardship and poverty.
To ease their situation, and the condition of
those who remained, Lady Gordon-Cathcart
offered 50 families a chance to start a new life
in Canada. She paid their passage and
loaned each family a sum of money to assist
them in starting up a farm. Lady Gordon-
Cathcart kept title to the settler's land in
Canada; it reverted to the settler when the loan
had been repaid in full.
"What is remarkable is how long it took
people to pay back the money," said Breen.
"In many cases the second generation was still
paying off the loan in the 1920's." The situation of indebtness was the reason for the
continued correspondance between the castle
estate and the settlers between I880 and I930.
"The papers convey something of the pace
and character of agricultural development in
the early Canadian West," Breen said. The
group of crofters split into two groups, one
settling near what is now Regina, the other in
the southeastern part of the province.
"Life on the prairies proved as hard as that
in the Hebrides," Breen said. "Mortality rates
were high; often the head of the household
died within ten or fifteen years leaving his
widow and children to manage the farm." It
took half a century or more for the farms to
become successful. "It reminds us that the
programs of prairie settlement were very slow,
and the returns meagre," Breen said.
Upon his return to Canada, Breen
approached the Glenbow Alberta Institute and
the Provincial Arphives of Saskatchewan to
enlist their help in preserving the documents
by transfering them to microfilm. He has just
returned from Scotland with the microfilm,
having convinced the Gordon family of Cluny
castle that their papers were neither "dreary
estate matters" nor "too recent" to be
extremely valuable to Canadian historians.
New has been involved with the publication of
Canadian Literature for 27 years, and editor for
the past nine. "It establishes the university as
a major source of Canadian Studies in the
world," he said.
Pacific Affairs publishes contemporary or
historical articles about Pacific Rim countries,
and distinguishes itself from other publications
in the field by reviewing over 200 books a year.
Milne receives over 100 manuscripts a year
from prospective authors, and describes his
editor position as "almost hard labour".
Pacific Affairs was originally published in
New York. It moved to Vancouver in the
1950's when McCarthyism made it subject to
harrassment in the States. Despite this move,
the journal is still printed in Richmond, Virginia.
Some journals begin in a small way, as
newsletters for academic associations. The
Canadian Journal of Irish Studies was begun
in this way by a group of interested faculty at
UBC. With the aid of grants, the publication
grew from simple, mimeographed sheets to a
bound volume that has a world wide subscription list.
"We are the only Irish journal of this nature
in Canada," said English professor Andrew
Parkin, the first and current editor. The journal
is unique because its selection of articles is not
limited to Irish writers or Irish literature. Any
manuscript relating to Irish culture is considered.
Parkin said he enjoys playing a part in
developing Irish studies in Canada. Other
universities are often eager to have a journal
published from their campus, he added,
because of the prestige involved. But this
enthusiasm does not often come with financial
support. Like many publications, the Canadian
Journal of Irish Studies is facing a future of
diminishing funds. It has recently begun to
accept advertising in an effort to keep itself
The problem of funding is paramount with
all but the largest journals. Subscription
revenue seldom meets escalating publishing
costs. In addition, the recession has forced
many university and college libraries to cut
back drastically on their subscriptions. Many
editors have had to search for new ways to
augment their funds.
The Canadian Mathematical Bulletin has a
similar publication history. It began as a
newsletter for the Canadian Mathematical
Society, publishing society minutes and notes.
"Thafs a terrible way for a journal to start,"
said Mathematics professor, Denis Sjerve who,
along with colleague John Fournier, has been
editor for  the   past  year.      Earlier  editors
adopted a rigorous editorial policy to improve
the quality of the journal. It now publishes only
scholarly articles and ranks highly in its field.
Fournier said he became editor "because it
seemed like an interesting change of pace"
and because he felt a responsibility to the
mathematical community.
Allan Evans and Richard Unger, from the
Classics and History departments respectively,
revived a successful American journal that had
ceased publication. As part of a UBC group
that organized an annual Medieval conference,
Evans and Unger saw a need to publish
conference papers and the Studies in
Medieval and Renaissance History was reborn.
Evans said the project involved much more
work than either of them had expected.
During its eight years in print, the journal has
established its niche publishing scholarly
articles that are too short for books, and too
long for other journals.
"We have had success with Canadian
authors who might not have published elsewhere," Unger said. In a couple of cases, the
journal aided young scholars who were
"getting lost in the shuffle" and, by publishing
their manuscripts, started them on their
careers. "I feel good about that," Unger said.
The Canadian Journal of Microbiology has
been published by the National Research
Council since the turn of the century. In its
early years, it was the only journal of microbiology in the English speaking world. As is
common for this type of publication, coordination of editorial staff is a national effort. The
journal is printed in Ottawa, the editor-in-chief
is at the University of Edmonton, and section
editors like UBC professor of Microbiology,
Richard Warren, are spread out across the
Warren has been a section editor for three
years. "They were desperate for people to do
this job," Warren said. "My feeling is we have
an obligation to do this for a certain period of
time." Editorial positions are often a set term
of three to five years, after which the position
may go to faculty members at another university.
The Canadian Journal of Microbiology is
subscribed to internationally, but it is perhaps
not as prestigious as one or two other journals
in the field. For scholars trying to publish their
manuscripts, this means they may have more
chance of being accepted. The reputation of a
journal is based on a number of factors,
including who the editors are, the circulation of
the publication, and editorial policy. "I would
like to think we're always improving the calibre
of the journal," Warren said.
Successful therapy reduces
violence of men to wives
Cluny castle near Aberdeen, Scotland.
A group therapy treatment program initiated
in 1982 by a University of B.C. psychologist
has been highly successful in reducing the
recurrence of assaults by husbands on their
Dr. Donald Dutton, who runs the Assaultive
Husbands Program under a contract with the
provincial attorney-general's office, has
followed up 50 husbands who were treated
after being convicted of assaulting their wives.
He found that only 4 per cent had
reoffended within two and a half years of
On the other hand, Dutton found that in a
control group of 50 husbands who had not
been treated under the program, 40 per cent
had reoffended within two and a half years.
Dutton became interested in the problem of
wife assault in the mid-1970s, a time when it
was assumed that society was more tolerant of
violence towards women.
"My clinical experience was at odds with
that point of view," he says. "Survey data I had
collected clearly showed that people condemned such behavior."
At about the same time, he adds, there
developed a grass roots movement, largely
through the urging of the women's movement,
that put pressure on the criminal justice system
to begin to exercise their power under the law.
"Up to that time," he says, "the justice system was reluctant to get involved on the
grounds that husband-wife problems were a
private matter and that society shouldn't
intervene. Unfortunately, that position affords
no protection under the law for women."
Changes in the law in the years that
followed have enabled the police to charge
husbands when they have reasonable grounds
to suspect that wife assault has taken place.
Most of the 160 men who have been
through the program are first offenders, aver
age age 31, who were assigned to therapy as
a condition of their probation. Groups of eight
or nine meet once a week for 16 weeks. They  c
participate in three-hour sessions with two   _
therapists and a UBC graduate student in clinical psychology.
Dutton notes that the unemployment rate
for the men in the program is double the normal rate. "The justice system tends to be
selective toward the lower end of the socioeconomic scale," Dutton says, "and, for a vari- e
ety of reasons, professionals and others high ._
in the socio-economic scheme of things don't
wind up in these groups."
Dutton emphasizes,   however,  that those
assigned to the program are not psychiatrically
disturbed or psycopathic. "There is a great
deal of variability," he adds, "but in general the  ^
husbands we see are contrite and sorry about' »
what they have done." &g
In the therapy sessions, "we try to get them
to understand they have a choice, that when
they get angry they don't have to become violent," Dutton says.
Dutton   has   also   gathered   data  that   is
designed to answer the question: "If a husband is repeatedly violent, how does he man-   *
age to make it palatable to himself?" _
"Husbands rationalize the problem in a
number of ways," Dutton says. "Some minimize the severity of the problem, some blame
it on something outside themselves, such as
alcohol, and some blame their wives."
Correction. Please note that Jane
Fredeman, Aquisitions and Managing
Editor for the UBC Press, was incorrectly
identified as Marie Stephens, Press
Marketing Manager in UBC Reports, Oct.
6     UBCREPORTS November20,1986 PEOPLE
Prof. George Curtis
Prof. George Curtis, dean emeritus of the
Faculty of Law, is the first recipient of the Law
Society Award instituted earlier this year by the
^   Law Society of B.C.
The award recognizes persons who have
* "unimpeachable good character with a reputation for high professional integrity and honesty,
who have significant accomplishments in their
professional career, who have made exceptional volunteer contributions of time and
energy to the advancement of the legal profession, and who have made an outstanding
contribution to the betterment of the law or the
improvement of the justice system."
The award, which takes the form of a
bronze statue of Sir Matthew Bailie Begbie cast
by B.C. sculptor Ralph Sketch, was presented
to Prof. Curtis at a Law Society dinner at the
provincial Law Courts early in November.
* The Association of Administrative and Pro-
j. fessional Staff at UBC has elected a new
president, Diana Crookall, who is an
administrative assistant in the Biochemistry
Department. The Association also elected a
new Executive Board.
In the final draw for the campus United
Way campaign, five lucky people won lunch
with UBC President, Dr. David Strangway. The
winners were randomly selected from donor
pledge cards in a public draw, November 5.
They are: Susan Chan, Health Services
Research and Development; James Thornton,
Department of Administrative Adult and Higher
Education; Brian Seymour, Mathematics
Department; Harvey Schneider, Triumf; and
Oshika Ayako, School of Physical Education.
Prof. Robert Blair, head of the Animal
Science Department, has been elected president of the Canadian Society of Animal
Science (Western Branch). Dr. John Vanderstoep, a member of the Food Science
Department, was awarded the Institute Award
by the Canadian Institute of Food Science and
Technology at their annual meeting in Calgary.
Recent appointments in the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences include Prof. Victor Lo,
as head of the Bio-Resource Engineering
Department, and Mr. Nells Holbek, as director
of the UBC Research Farm at Oyster River.
David Vogt, Curator of the Geophysics and
Astronomy Department, has been elected
Chairman of the CBC Advisory Council on
Science and Technology (English Services
Division) after serving as a member since
1984. The Advisory Council meets with CBC
executives and producers in order to enhance
the quality and quantity of science and technology presented in national radio and television programming. Members of the UBC
community are encouraged to provide Vogt
with scientific and technological news and
story ideas, program reviews, and comments
regarding accuracy of reporting, use of Canadian experts and other concerns.
Prof. Charles Bourne of UBC's Faculty of
Law has received the prestigious John E. Read
Medal from the Canadian Council on International Law. The award is made in recognition of outstanding contributions to the cause
of international law and international organizations.
Bourne, who was educated at the
University of Toronto, St. John's College,
Cambridge, and Harvard University, joined
UBC's Faculty of Law in 1950.   In addition to
teaching and research activities, he served for
12 years as Advisor to the President on relations between the Faculty Association and the
Bourne has served as president of the
Canadian Council on International Law, the
Canadian Branch of the International Law
Association and the Canadian Association of
Law Teachers, as vice-president of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, and
was a member of the Permanent Court of
Arbitration from 1978-84. He was elected a
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1979.
A number of UBC faculty members are the
authors, co-authors or editors of text books
and other works published recently in Canada.
Prof. John Dennison of the Faculty of
Education is the co-author, with Paul
Gallagher, president of Vancouver Community
College, of the first critical analysis of provincial
and territorial college systems in Canada's
Community Colleges, published by the UBC
Profs. Robert C. Allen and Gideon
Rosenbluth, both members of the Department
of Economics, are the editors of Restraining
the Economy, a collection of 15 essays
commenting on varioyg_ aspects of B.C.'s
restraint program. The essays, published by
New Star Books, are by members of the B.C.
Economic Policy Institute.
Prentice-Hall Canada has recently issued a
second edition of the Canadian Writer's Handbook, by William E. Messenger and Jan de
Bruyn, both long-time members of the English
department; a second edition of Active Voice:
An Anthology of Canadian, American and
Commonwealth Prose, by Prof. Messenger
and colleague Prof. William New; and Canadian Short Fiction, by Prof. New.
Michael Smith has done it again.
A professor in UBC's biochemistry department, Dr. Smith has received another honor for
his research, the second this year.
He is one of 10 scientists to receive the
Gairdner International Award. Two other
winners are from Switzerland, two from the
U.S., one from Australia and four others from
The Gairdner award includes a prize of
Earlier this year Dr. Smith was elected a
fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of
London in recognition of his research.
He is internationally known for developing a
method of modifying genes on cell chromosomes in a specific way and in a specific location. The technique is now used all over the
Prior to his work, scientists analysed genes
by random mutations and searched thousands
of random samples until a desired change
finally showed up.
Marguerite Prlmeau (Associate Professor
Emerita of French) has been awarded the Prix
Champlain ($1,000) by the Conseil de la Vie
Francaise en Amerique du Nord. The award
represents first prize for French fiction published outside of Quebec and was for her third
novel, Sauvaqe-Sauvageon. published in
Saint-Boniface in 1984.
To mark the retirement of Prof. Margaret
Prang from the UBC Department of History,
the UBC journal B.C. Studies has produced a
special double issue sub-titled "Vancouver
1886-1986." Prof. Prang was a founding editor
of B.C. Studies, a 25-year member of the
history department and its head for a total of
six years and president of the Canadian
Historical Association in 1976-77. Ten articles
in the journal deal, among other things, with
aspects of the socio-economic, ethnic and
educational life of the city, which celebrated its
centennial this year.
Trish Whitford, budget analyst in Budget
Planning and Systems Management, is the
winner of the 1986 gold medal of the Certified
General Accountants Association. The medal is
awarded annually for the person who has
achieved the highest marks in Canada in years
four and five of the CGA program.
Dr. Daniel Overmyer, head of the Department of Asian Studies is the co-author, with
David K. Jordan of the University of California,
of The Flying Phoenix, an analysis of sectarian
religious societies in contemporary Taiwan,
published by Princeton University Press.
UBC Calendar
Saturday, Nov.
Cures in Cancer. Dr. John
M. Goldman, Universityof
London and Hammersmith
Hospital, England.
Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources
Centre. Free. 8:15 p.m. _
South Pacific Music and Dance.
^ ^This is Polonesra". Includes Samoan coconut dance,
Tongan Soke (stick) dance, Tahitian dances and
Hawaiian hula with guitar and Tahitian drumming. Free
with museum admission. Enquiries: 228-5087. Museum
of Anthropology, Great Hall. 2:30 p.m.
University Singers
James Fankhauser, director. Repeat of Nov. 22 concert.
t    Recital Hall, Music Building. 12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering MECH 598
Rotating Cylinder Boundary Layer Control. F.
Mokhtarian, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering.
Room 1215, CEME Building. 3:30 p.m.
?   Biochemical Discussion Group.
Platelet factor 4 and ribonuclease structure. Dr. B.
v    Edwards, Wayne State University. IRC #4. 3:45 p.m.
Preventive Medicine and Health
Promotion Lecture.
Health Promotion in Community Medicine. Dr. Rick
Mathias, Head, Division of Public health Practice,
Health Care & Epidemiology, and Dr. Peter Reynolds,
Medical Health Officer, nanaimo Health Unit. Enquiries:
228-2258. Room 253, James Mather Building. 4-5:30
Astronomy Seminar.
Voyager Results from Uranus. Dr. TorrenceV. Johnson,
Jep Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.
Woodward III (IRC 3). 4 p.m.
General and Comparative
Physiology Seminar.
Metabolic dormancy in artemia embryos. Dr. S. Hand,
University of Colorado. Room 2449, Biological Sciences
Building. 4:45 p.m.
Men's Basketball.
UBC Thunderbirds vs. St. Martin's College. War
Memorial Gymn. 8:00 p.m.
Planetarium Lecture.
Canada's Role in the Search for Extra-Terrestrial
Intelligent Life. Dr. Philip Gregory, Physics, UBC.
Admission $2. H.R. MacMillan Planetarium, 1100
Chestnut Street. 8 p.m.
University Singers.
James Fankhauser, director. Music by Bach, Britten,
Bernstein & Verdi. Recital Hall, Music Building, 8 p.m.
Health Promotion & Systems
Meeting of Health Studies Exchange, individuals
interested in interdisciplinary exchange and
collaboration in the area of health and its promotion
through behavioural modification, lifestyle change,
counselling and education. All interested, please attend.
"Update on REST: Restricted Environmental
Stimulation Therapy." Dr. Peter Suedfeld, Dean Faculty
of Graduate Studies & Professor, Psychology.
Enquiries: 228-2258. IRC 4th Floor Board Room.
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Xerox Lecture in Applied
Polysilanes- High Polymers Based on-Silicon and their
Technological Applications. Prof. Robert C. West,
Chemistry, University of Wisconsin. Room 250,
Chemistry Building. 1 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Seminar.
Decentralized Control for Local Area Networks. Prof.
S.C. Thomopolous, Southern Illinois University.
McLeod402. 1:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Urea and Nickel Utilization by Coastal and Open ocean
Phytoplankton. N. Price, Oceanography, UBC. Room
1465, Biological Sciences Building. 3:30 p.m.
Statistics Workshop Seminar.
The 6/49 and Related Lotto Games. Dr. William T.
Ziemba, Facultyof Commerce, UBC. Room 102,
Ponderosa Annex C 3:30 p.m.
Metallurgical Engineering Seminar.
Electron Beam Hearth Remelting. David W. Tripp,
Graduate Student, Metallurgical Engineering, UBC.
Room 317, Frank Forward (Metallurgy) Building. 3:30
p.m. Coffee in Room 308 at 3:00 p.m.
Comparative Literature
Fifth in the series. Folktale Structure in the Bible:
Vladimir Propp's Morphology and the Book of Ruth.
Prof. Alexander Globe, English, UBC. Buchanan
Penthouse. 3:30 p.m.
Statistics Seminar.
Parameter Estimation from Catch and Effort Data. Dr.
D. Ludwig, Mathematics, UBC. Room 102, Ponderosa
AnnexC. 3:30p.m.
Museum of Anthropology Special
Integrating scientific research on Neanderthal man with
fictional narrative in books such as Clan of the Cave
Bear. The Valley of Horses and Mammoth Hunters.
Jean Auel, author of the above books, will be at UBC
Bookstore at 3:30 p.m. to autograp h Mammoth Hunters.
Lecture at IRC #8. 7:30 p.m.
Research Centre Seminar.
Gut Signals for Islet Hormone Release; Experimental
Manipulation of the Gut-Pancreas Axis. Dr. Raymond A.
Pedersen, Department of Physiology, UBC.
Refreshments provided at 3:45 p.m. Seminar Room 202,
Research Centre, 950 West 28th Avenue. 4:00 p.m.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Properties of junctional currents at the glutamate-
sensitive neuromuscular junction in Drosophila larvae.
Dr. J.G. McLarnon, Department of Pharmacology &
Therapeutics, Facultyof Medicine, UBC. Room 317,
Basic Medical Sciences Building, Block "C". 12:00 noon.
Classics Lecture.
Misogyny and Pornography in Ancient Rome. Prof. G.
Williams, Classics, Yale University. Buchanan A100.
12:30 p.m.
Staff Pension Plan.
A discussion of the UBC staff pension plan and
question and answer session. Maureen Simons,
manager, Faculty and Staff Services. Lecture Hall 3,
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre. 12:30 p.m.
Forestry Seminar.
Integrated Resource Management. Mr. John Cuthbert,
Chief Forester, Ministry of Forests. Room*166,
MacMillan Building. 12:30-1:20 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar.
Chemistry of the Silicon-Silicon Double Bond. Prof.
Robert C. West, Chemistry, University of Wisconsin.
Room 225, Chemistry Building. 2:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium.
Stewardship: Theory and Practice in the Christian
Farmers Federation of Alberta. John Paterson,
Geopgraphy, UBC. Room 201, Geography Building.
3:30 p.m.
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UBC Calendar
Noon-Hour Concert.
Stephen Boswell, guitar. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Kramers-Kroenig Relations for Waves in Random Media.
Dr. Richard L. Weaver, Dept. of Theoretical & Applied
Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana
Champaign. Room 229, Mathematics Building. 3:45
Animal Resource Ecology
Decline of the Seregeti-Mara woodlands: an African
who-dunnit. Ms. Holly Dublin, I.A.R.E. and Department
of Zoology, UBC. Room 2449, Biological Sciences
Building. 4:30 p.m.
Cinema 16.
ANAIS OBSERVED. Film biography of writer ANAIS
NIN. $2.00 plus a one-time membership fee of $1.00.
SUB Auditorium, 7:00 & 9:30 p.m.
University Chamber Strings.
John Loban, director. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Geological Sciences Lecture.
Water in the Mantle. Dr. Peter Michael, Geological
Sciences, UBC. Room 330A, Geological Sciences
Building. 12:30 p.m.
Statistics Seminar.
Towards a Robust Analysis of Variance: Concepts and
Examples. Dr. Allan Seheult, Mathematics Department,
University of Durham. Room 102, Ponderosa Annex C.
3:30 p.m.
Physics Colloquium.
Star Clusters and the Universe. Prof. Gregory G.
Fahlman, UBC Geophysics & Astronomy.  Room 201,
Hennings, Building. 4:00 p.m.
Collegium Musicum Ensembles.
John Sawyer, Ray Nurse & Morna Russell, directors.
Recital Hall, Music Building, 8:00 p.m.
Hispanic and Italian Studies
Pirandello and Modernity. Prof. Wladimir Krysinski,
Comparative Literature, Universityof Montreal. Co-
sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute in Vancouver.
Room B-320, Buchanan Building. 12:30 p.m.
Collegium Musicum Ensembles.
John Sawyer, Ray Nurse & Morna Russell, directors.
Repeat of Nov. 27 concert. Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
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Medical Genetics Seminar.
Prenatal diagnosis of Hemophilias A & B and Fragile X
MR in C.V.S. using DNA analysis. Or. Barbara C.
McGillivray, Medical Gnetics, UBC, Dr. Ross T.A.
MacGillivray, Biochemistry, UBC, Dr. Colin Hay,
Biochemistry, UBC. Parentcraft Room, Main Floor,
Grace Hospital, 4490 Oak Street. 1:00 p.m.
Finance Workshop.
The Medium of Exchange in Mergers.  Eckbo
Giammarina Heinkel, UBC. Penthouse, Henry Angus
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Guest Artist Performance.
Dennis Simmons, violin, from London, England. Alice
Enns, piano.  Recital Hall, Music Building. 3:45 p.m.
Economics Seminar.
Getting Ahead: Perfect Equilibrium in a (Rat Race) Very
Competitive Market. James Mirrlees, Oxford and
Berkeley. Brock 351. 4:00 p.m.
Thunderbird Men's and Women's
UBC Men vs. UBC Women. Osborne Gymn. 5:00 p.m.
An Evening of Opera.
French Tickner, director. Scenes from works of Mozart,
Verdi, Massenet & Stravinsky. Old Auditorium. 8:00
UBC Child Study.
First in a series of five lectures with the general title
Helping Children Learn, sponsored by UBC's Child
Study Centre. First speaker is Dr. Hannah Polowy,
Educational Psychology and Special Education, UBC on
Factors Affecting Child Rearing Practices in Canada and
Japan.  Remaining lecturs are scheduled for Jan. 24,
Feb. 21, March 21 and April 25.  Information on fees is
available from the Education Faculty's Field
Development Office, 228-2013.  Child Study Centre,
4055 Blenheim St. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
An Evening of Opera.
French Tickner, director. Scenes form works of Mo2art,
Verdi, Massenet & Stravinsky.  Old Auditorium.  8:00
Vancouver Scandinavian Dancers
and Pickled Herring.
Traditional dances including schottisches, polskas,
hambos and quadrilles. Free with museum admission.
Enquiries: 228-5087. Museum of Anthropology, Great
Hall. 2:30 p.m.
UBC Percussion Ensemble.
John Rudolph, director.  Recital Hall, Music Building.
12:30 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering MECH 498
The Effect of Swirl and Spark Location on Turbulent
Flame Propagation. Ron Pierik, Graduate Student,
Mechanical Engineering, UBC. Room 1215, CEME
Building.  3:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics/Management
Science Seminar.
Probabilistic Analysis of Simulated Annealing Methods.
Dr. Shoshana Anily, Commerce, UBC.  Room 229,
Mathematics Building. 3:45 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar.
Observations of Novae in the Virgo Cluster. Or. Chris
Pritchet, University of Victoria. Room 260, Geophysics
and Astronomy Building. 4:00 p.m.
Society and Health Colloquium.
The Costs of Caring: An analysis of the effects of
gender and marital status on depression. Prof. Jay
Turner, Psychiatry, UBC. Coffee at 4 p.m. Room 202,
Anthropology/Sociology Building. 4:30 p.m.
General and Comparative
Physiology Seminar.
Potassium currents in human atria. Dr. W. Giles,
University of Calgary.  Room 2449, Biological Sciences
Building. 4:45 p.m.
Archaeological Institute Lecture.
New Light on Old Rome. Prof. James Russell, Classics,
UBC. Museum of Anthropology. 8:00 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar.
Modelling Chemisorption and Catalysis with
Organometallic Compounds. Prof. R.J. Puddephatt,
Chemistry, University of Western Ontario. Room 250,
Chemistry Building.  1:00 p.m.
Metallurgical Process Engineering
Design and Performance of Rotary Lime Kilns. Dr. John
Peter Gorog, Cascade Technologies, Inc. Room 317,
Frank Forward (Metallurgy) Building. 3:30 p.m. Coffee
in Room 308 at 3:00 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar.
Using UBC Satellite Imagery to Direct a Ship Study of
an Upwelling Filament Off Vancouver Island. Dr. K.
Denman, l.O.S. Room 1465, Biological Sciences
Building. 3:30 p.m.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Alzheimer's disease: Pathology and possible etiology.
Dr. E. McGeer, Division of Neurological Sciences,
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC.
Room 317, Basic Medical Sciences Building, Block "C",
12:0Onoon. *
Forestry Seminar.
Issues in Policy Toward Non-industrial Private
Forestlands,  Dr. Jeff Romm, University of California.
MacMillan 166.   12:30-1:20 p.m.
Noon-Hour Concert.
Russian Songs. Alexandra Browning, soprano, Helena
Barshai, piano, Eric Wilson, cello, Gwen Thompson-
Robinow, violin.  Recital Hall, Music Building.   12:30
Animal Resource Ecology
Some consequences of selective foraging by
bumblebees for plant form and reproduction.  Dr.
Lawrence Harder, Department of Biology, University of
Calgary.  Room 2449, Biological Sciences Building. 4:30
Cinema 16.
Adam's Rib (with Catherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy)
7:00 p.m.  Dance, Girl, Dance, 9:30 p.m. $2.00plusa
one-time membership fee of $1.00. SUB Auditorium.
CAIS Seminar.
The State of Computer-Assisted Instruction: A Personal
View. Dr. Stephen Lower, Chemistry, SFU. Confeence
Room, Sedgewick Library, 7:30 p,m.
University Wind Symphony.
Martin Berinbaum, director. Old Auditorium. 12:30p.m.
and 8:00 p.m.
UBC High School Boys Tournament. All day from 9:00
a.m. War Memorial Gymn.
Faculty Recital.
Vancouver Guitar Quartet. Michael Strut, Alan Rinehart,
Mary Ellenton & Allan Morris.  Recital Hall, Music
Building.  12:30p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar.
Clinical Case Presentations. Faculty, Clinical Genetics
Unit, Grace Hospital. Parentcraft Room, Main Floor,
Grace Hospital, 4490 Oak Street.  1:00 p.m.
Thunderbird Men's Basketball.
First day of annual Thunderbird Tournament. For times
call 228-3917. War Memorial Gymn.
UBC High School Boys Basketball Tournament. Final
day of 8-team contest. All day from 9:00 a.m.
Enquiries: 228-3917. War Memorial Gymn.
Thunderbird Men's Basketball.
Finals of Thunderbird Tournament. For times call 228-
3917. War Memorial Gymn.
ARC Undergraduate Literary
Submissions welcome (any genre) for the spring issue.
Send a copy of your work with your name, address and a
self-addressed, stamped envelope to the ARC
letterbox in Buchanan Tower 397. Deadline: Friday,
Dec. 5, 1986.
Retrospective Exhibition.
A retrospective exhibition of the paintings and drawings
of the late Prof. B.C. Binning, founder and head of the
Department of Fine Arts from 1955 to 1968, will be on
display at the Vancouver Art Gallery until Jan. 4.
Badminton Club.
Faculty and Graduate Student Badminton Club meets
Tuesdays 8:30-10:30 p.m. and Fridays 7:30-9:30 p.m. in
Gymn A of the Robert Osborne Sports Centre. Fees
S15.00 per year. New members welcome.  Enquiries:
Bernie at 228-4025
Faculty Club Exhibition.
Recent Watercolor Paintings by Victor Doray. Dec. 1-
Jan. 9/87.
Nitobe Memorial Garden.
From Nov. 13, the Nitobe Memorial Garden will be
closed weekends.  Hours will be Monday to Friday, 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission during winter horus.
Botanical Garden.
From Nov. 13, the Main Botanical Garden on Stadium
Road will be open daily (including weekends) from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free Movies & Popcorn.
Every Monday. Sponsored by Graduate Student M
Society. Graduate Student Lounge. 7:30 p.m. For
weekly schedule, call: 228-3203. A
Classical Music Nights.
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society. Every
Wednesday. Graduate Student Centre Lounge. 8:30-11
Theatre Sports.
Improvisational theatre featuring the Vancouver Theatre^
Sports League. Every Thursday. Admission
$3/Graduate Students, $4/General. Graduate Centre
Ballroom. 8 p.m.
Sale of Christmas Items.
Sponsored by Friends of the Garden. Shop in the
Garden, 6250 Stadium Road. Dec. 5,6 and 7, 11 a.m. to $%
Fitness Appraisal.
The School of Physical Education and Recreation,
through the new John M. Buchanan Fitness and
Research Centre, is administering a comprehensive
p h ysical fitness assessment program available to
students, faculty, staff and the general public. A
complete assessment takes approximately one hour and^i
encompasses the various fitness tests, an interpretation
ofthe results, detailed counselling and an exercise ■*
prescription. A fee of $20 for students and $25 for all
others is charged. For additional information, please
call 228-3996, or inquire at Recreation UBC, War
Memorial Gym, Room 203.
London Theatre Tour.
UBC's Centre for Continuing Education is offering a        ^'
London theatre tour Feb. 20 to Mar. 2, 1987. Trip
includes six theatre performances, visits to Cambridge   *
University, the Museum of London, the National Portrait
Gallery, a tour of the city's theatres, airfare,
accommodations and transfers. Cost is $2,350. For
more information, call Jo Ledingham at 222-5207.
Faculty Women's Club.
The Faculty Women's Club of UBC is celebrating its
70th year. All women faculty members and wives of
faculty members are cordially invited to join the club.      4"
For further information, call Peggy MacGregor, 222-
1134. *
Faculty and staff volleyball group meets from 12:30-
1:30 every Monday (Gymnasium A) and Wednesday
{Gymnasium B) in the Osborne Centre. New or
experienced players are welcome to participate in
recreational games atanytime. *
Pipes and Drums.
Any pipers and drummers among faculty, students and
staff interested in practising and playing on campus are
asked to contact Dr. Edward Mornin, Germanic Studies,
Oldtimers Hockey. *
UBC faculty and graduates have organized an oldtimers
ice hockey team which plays a friendly, non-contact       "*
game on Mondays from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., followed by a
social hour in the Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre.
Additional players are welcome, preferably faculty and
staff or former graduates over 50 years of age. Goalies
of any age are particularly welcome. This team has been
invited to play another oldtimer team in Japan in early
May 1987, and a family tour of East Asia is being ^
arranged. For information, call Dr. Lewis Robinson,
Geography, 228-3188. ,_
* Japan Foundation [1]
-Japanese Studies Fellowship
-Institutional Project Support Programs
-Library Support Programs
* The E.A. Baker Foundation for the Prevention of *
Blindness has advanced its deadlines for the
Fellowship and Kesearch Grants competitions to
December I, I986.
* The Canadian Diabetes Association has extended
its deadline for personnel awards (scholarships,
fellowships, bursaries, traineeships and
studentships) to December 15,1986.
* The Kidney Foundation of Canada has extended its
deadline for the Nephrology Scholarship Program to
November21, 1986. «j
* The Canadian Lung Association Physiotherapy _-
Section has a deadline of December I, I986 for
Fellowships, Research Grants, and Studentships.
For more information call the Office of Research
Services 82-8582.
Calendar Deadlines.
For events in the period Dec. 7 to Jan. 10, notices must be submitted on proper Calendar
forms no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27 to the Community Relations Office, 6328
Memorial Road, Room 207, Old Administration Building. For more information, call 228-


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