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Volume 34 Number 1, January 14,1988
UBC awaits court on retirement
by Jo Moss
UBC is waiting for a formal order of the B.C.
Court of Appeal as to the exact effect of the
court's ruling last week on mandatory retirement.
It is not known whether the university will
have to reinstate two former employees who
appealed their forced retirement.   According to
Associate Vice-President, Academic Albert
McClean, that option is just one of several
possible outcomes.
McClean said he could not speculate when
the court order would come down.
Former medicine professor Robert Harrison
and former Registrar's Office staff person John
Connell took legal action when they were retired
by the university Dec. 31 1985.
They claimed they were being discriminated
against on the basis of age.
Last week, the B.C. Court of Appeal
overturned a lower court ruling and determined'
that age could not be a basis for discrimination
under the Charter of Rights.
"It's not exactly clear what the immediate
consequences  are," said associate  Vice-
President Academic Albert McClean.   "The
court has not given us any precise direction on
implementation yet."
The court of appeal decision has rendered
void a section in the B.C. Human Rights Act
which afforded protection against age discrimination, but only to people between 45 and 65.
The court said that restricting clause contravenes the Charter of Rights.
As the second largest single employer in the
province, UBC has more than 6,800 faculty and
staff who stand to be affected by changes to
mandatory retirement.   But the court ruling has
larger implications.
"The decision affects every employer in the
province, not just the university," McClean said.
He said the university will seek further legal
advice before deciding whether to make an
appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
"There's a variety of factors to take into
account before making that decision."
Head of the Faculty Association, law
professor Joost Blom said he has had only one
or two enquiries from faculty members oh the
court decision.
"It's my personal view that whatever
happens in this legal case, in the long run
mandatory retirement is on its way out," Blom
said.   "And when that happens the university
administration and the Faculty Association will
have to come to grips with the issues that will
According to McClean, the issue of forced
retirement will remain contestable until the
matter is referred to the Supreme Court of
Canada because in a similar case, an Ontario
court of appeal ruled in favor of the employer.
"Obviously it is an issue of national
significance and given that there are two
conflicting court of appeal decisions, somebody
is going to have to take the case to the
Supreme Court on the issue," McClean said.
According to Blom, an alternate scenario
may be one where the provincial government
legislates changes to the Human Rights Act
exempting it from certain sections of the Charter
of Rights.
"It's entirely possible," Blom said. "The
provincial legislature has the power to exempt
any piece of legislation from the equality
division of the Charter of Rights."
Lam gift boosts
Botanical Garden
Marketing students check out  their new toy — a car that isn't even on the Canadian market yet.
Students get dream car
by Jo Moss
A young person's dream of a shiny new
sports car under the Christmas tree came true
this year for 40 UBC marketing students.
And this car—a Korean-made Passport
Optima—is so new it isn't even on the market
That's where the challenge comes for the
students.   General Motors has given them the
car and invited them to develop a marketing
plan for the Canadian market
The UBC students are participating in a
North America wide competition involving nine
other U.S. and Canadian universities.   It's the
first time in the 13 year history of the competition that Canadian schools have been involved.
"I think we'll acquit ourselves well," said
Commerce professor Jim Forbes, the project
UBC's competitors on this side of the border
are McGill and York universities. On the
American side they include the Massachussets
Institute of Technology and Rutgers University,
New Jersey.
If the UBC team places in the top three, the
members will be flown to Detroit to make their
winning presentation to the president of General
Motors in person.   The company donates
$15,000 to the university of the winning team
and $10,000 and $5,000 to the universities of
the second and third-place teams respectively.
During the next four months, the UBC team
will interview consumers, conduct market
research,  evaluate  competitors'  products,
design an advertising strategy, and develop
dealer training and promotion.
"It gives students a chance to work hands-
on with a real-life product and construct a
market strategy from beginning to end," Forbes
They earn academic credit for their work,
which replaces a regular class on advertising
management this term.    Instead, class
instructor June Francis will guide students
through the project.
According to Forbes, the students'
experience will look attractive to future
employers.   Unfortunately, they have to return
the car to General Motors at the project end.
The Passport Optima will be available at GM
dealerships in eastern Canada early in 1988.
by Lorie Chortyk
A $1 million gift from Vancouver businessman David Lam will help turn UBC's Botanical
Garden into one of the premier gardens in the
world, according to its director, Bruce
The gift to the UBC Asian Garden from
David Lam and his wife, Dorothy, was
announced at a Wesbrook Society dinner held
last month.   Also announced at the dinner was
a donation of $220,000 by Asa Johal, president
of Terminal Forest Products Ltd., for graduate
scholarships in Punjabi studies and the Faculty
of Forestry.
President David Strangway said the gifts will
help UBC to strengthen its Pacific Rim ties.
"The commitment to Asia and to learning
from other societies and cultures is fundamental
to this university," he said.
Expansion of the Asian Garden, which has
been renamed the David Lam Asian Garden,
includes a new Botanical Garden Centre
complete with office space and research
laboratories, a library, garden shop, banqueting
facilities and a small chapel for weddings.
Plans for the $1.45 million development were
approved by the Board of Governors at its
December meeting.   An anonymous donor
provided the additional $500,000 for the facility.
Garden director Bruce Macdonald said he
hopes the new centre will attract more tourists
to the Lower Mainland.
"The UBC garden is the oldest university
Botanical Garden in Canada, and over the
years the university has established a world-
class collection of plants," he said.  "The Lam
gathers momentum
by Debora Sweeney
International government officials and
scientists are enthusiastic about a proposed
Canadian KAON factory
As a result.
Advanced Education
Minister Stan Hagen
said he is confident
foreign countries will
contribute significantly
more than the $75
million recommended by^
a federal review
committee. VOGT
"We've had positive responses from the
U.S., Japan, West Germany and Italy," said
Hagen.   "There's no question that interest in
scientific communities around the world is very
high — they feel without a doubt this is a world-
class project."
The minister made the comments after
hearing from a four-man federal/provincial
delegation which spent five weeks travelling in
Europe, Japan and the U.S.
The kaon is a tiny, subatomic particle, about
one ten-thousandth the size of the nucleus of
an atom.  According to Dr. Erich Vogt, Director
of TRIUMF, a KAON factory would fit in with the
vast worldwide effort to understand the origins
of the universe.
Vogt, a member of the delegation, said he
was delighted by the strong, immediate
response from government officials in Rome,
Bonn, Washington and Tokyo.
"Our exploration indicates there is significantly more (than the recommended $75
million)," he said. I can't definitely say it'll be
twice as much, but I'm hopeful of that."
The project has a price tag of $571 million.
So far the provincial government has agreed to
provide $87 million, but the federal government
has waited to gauge international support
before deciding whether to give the go-ahead.
Vogt said since his delegation has found
that support, he hopes the federal government
will make a decision soon.
"It's been a pleasure to confirm the strength
of foreign interest in science," said Vogt, "but
now Canada has to indicate it is really serious
about the matter."
Hagen said he plans to follow the tracks of
the delegation and confirm the findings, which
could take until spring.
family's generosity makes it possible to create a
facility that reflects this international stature."
Macdonald said the garden has been
operating in inadequate space for some time.
"Our biggest problem is that our main office
Ion Marine Drive is a five
■minute drive or 20
I minute walk away from
■the main garden," he
■said. "The distance
■makes  day-to-day
■ management of the
I gardens   fragmented.
"With the new
'system all of our
LAM operations  and
personnel, including the administrative staff, the
volunteer Friends of the Garden, research
scientists and technicians, garden curators and
our educational coordinator, will be under the
same roof."
The new centre will feature four buildings —
a garden shop and ticket centre, an administrative, research and technical centre, a reception
hall and classroom area, and a small chapel —
joined by a covered walkway.
Entrance to the new centre will be located
co-op saves
UBC will save $250,000 in insurance
premiums after banding together with other
Canadian universities in a cooperative
insurance   scheme.
The Canadian University Insurance
Reciprocal Exchange (CURIE), which took
effect January 1, is the response of more than
40 universities, including SFU and U Vic, to
skyrocketing insurance premiums.
UBC will benefit most from CURIE because
it was among the hardest hit.   Premiums
jumped to $1.1 million from $400,000 in the
1985/86 fiscal year, and that was for reduced
"We were told this was the way it was in the
industry," said Bruce Gellatly, vice-president
administration and finance.   "Like many other
public sector groups, universities are finding it
necessary to band together because of the
unresponsiveness of the insurance industry to
our needs."
Gellatly said UBC's savings will help reduce
the University's deficit. And, for the first time
since the 1970's, UBC will have earthquake
While Alex Kennedy, vice-president of the
Insurance Bureau of Canada is reported to
have said the plan would mean "quite substantial" losses for the industry, Gellatly said the
insurance industry does not appear to be
"There have been no great hues and cries,"
he said. Breast feeding clinic
offers needed advice
Roberta Hewat and Donelda Ellis are internationally certified breast feeding experts.
by Jo Moss
Breast-feeding does not come naturally to
women, say two UBC Nursing professors who
answer hundreds of questions from new
"Our research and clinical work showed us
that a lot of women were having difficulty
coping.   They had concerns that couldn't easily
be answered by health professionals," said
Roberta Hewat.
Twenty years ago, less than SO per cent of
Canadian women were breast feeding.   Now
statistics show that 95 per cent of mothers who
leave hospital are breast feeding their children.
"The difficulties occur in the continuation of
breast feeding. It is quite a complex process,"
said colleague Donelda Ellis.
As nurses, university researchers, and
,M      internationally certified lactation consultants,
: Hewat and Ellis-can provide the expertise that
breast feeding mothers need.   A year and a half
ago they helped to set up a clinic to do just that.
Run by volunteer staff three mornings a week,
under the coordination of Family Practice
professor Verity Livingstone, the clinic operates
at full capacity—without any advertising.
The women who come in to the clinic have a
variety of problems, from overproduction of milk
to underweight infants.   Sore nipples are a
common complaint   Some mothers are trying to
feed a premature infant, or twins.   Others feel
their infants are not responding as they should.
During the first appointment, one of the
professional staff examines the mother and the
baby, and watches the infant feed before
making a diagnosis.
"Frequently there is more than one problem
involved.   Sometimes it's just the positioning
that is wrong—the way the mother is holding
the baby," Hewat explained.   "Occasionally
there are physiological problems, or physical
abnormalities—inverted nipples, for example."
Hewat and Ellis also spend a lot of time
"Our basic philosophy is to explain to the
mother what is happening anatomically and
physiologically," Ellis said "We try to give
women as much information as we can so that
they can problem-solve themselves."
The researchers are collecting data on the
breast feeding problems they encounter so they
can conduct further studies.
According to Ellis, breast feeding has come
back into fashion in the eighties because
research shows it produces healthier babies.
Breast feeding promotes better teeth and jaw
formation, contributes to brain growth and
decreases the risk of some bacterial infections,
she  said.
"They have also discovered a lot of negative
things about formula: it's cost, allergenic nature
and sometimes indigestibility."
The breast feeding clinic is located in the
Family Practice Department close to Vancouver
General Hospital. The clinic is one of only two
in Canada and receives no funding.
Industry supports forestry chair
by Jo Moss
Seventeen foreign and Canadian firms are
chipping in $50,000 to boost UBC's research in
wood preservation.
They are contributing to support the Faculty
of Forestry's new NSERC Industrial Research
Chair in Wood Preservation.
"The companies range from small independent wood Heaters to large-scale chemical
suppliers and users," said Faculty Dean Robert
Annual contributions from these businesses
start at $500.
The Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada is providing
$97,000 of the $147,000 annual amount to fund
the chair.
Eleven businesses supporting die research
chair are Canadian, five are American and one,
a chemical producing company, is British.
The largest single contributor, at $20,000, is
Bell Canada.
The new chair means UBC scientists can
develop improved wood preservatives and
more effective methods of treatment.
That has implications for lumber producers,
construction firms, environmentalists, and the
homeowner with a wooden outdoor deck.
UBC now has three of only four NSERC
industrial research chairs in Canadian forestry
faculties.  The fourth is located at the University
Research association
approved by board
by Debora Sweeney
UBC has discovered a way to tap millions of
dollars in research funds previously unavailable
to it.
By establishing a society, to be called UBC
Research Enterprises, die University will end
years of frustration for researchers who have
been unable to carry their basic research to a
development  stage.
The society has been approved in principle
by the Board of Governors.
Through UBC Research Enterprises, the
University will be able to apply for funds from
die National Research Council Industrial
Research Assistance Program.    That money
has not been available to UBC in the past
because the program is designed to support
businesses only.   By forming a society, UBC
has developed a system to get access to
funding while maintaining its tax-free status,
according to Jim Murray, director of the industry
liason office.
"In 1986787, UBC researchers received $65
million in funding," said Murray. "Many of those
projects are nudging into the development area,
but we've been hitting a brick wall because
there's no money there.   Now, we've created a
vehicle to allow faculty members to scale up
their research to small prototype developments
and larger facilities so companies can come in
and license their technology."
Dr. Raymond Orlando's research at St.
Paul's Hospital will benefit from the new society.
United Way
UBC's United Way campaign in 1987 was
the best on record.    With the last pledges and
donations now tallied, more than 13 per cent of
the 5,822 faculty and staff on campus contributed to the campus drive raising a total of
That's a greater participation rate than in
1986 when 12 per cent of UBC's faculty and
staff supported the campaign.
2 UBC Reports January 14,1988
Collaborating with UBC, he has applied for a
patent to market a diaper which will prevent
babies from developing congenital hip
disorders.   Before companies will market
Orlando's diapers, he needs the funding to
finish designing them.
Several universities across North America,
including the University of Toronto, have
established research foundations, while others
have established corporations to obtain
development funding.   Murray said UBC
Research Enterprises will give the University
more flexibility in dealing with the private sector.
of Alberta.
Scientist John Ruddick was appointed to the
NSERC Industrial Research Chair Dec. 1.   An
adjunct professor in the faculty since 1981,
Ruddick spent the last 11 years working in
wood preservation at Forintek Canada Corp. on
Ruddick will
'investigate the water-
soluble chemicals that
used to treat wood
determine why some
{woods take treatment
better than others.
"The leading
softwood in Canada—
KENNEDY       spruce—U just one
wood that is difficult to treat," Kennedy said.
Companies will save money if wood products
such as railroad ties, telephone poles, shingles
and shakes last longer, he said.
Wood preservation can help forest
conservation.   If lumber products have a longer
service life, fewer trees will be cut.
Kennedy says business can't afford not to
look at better preservation.
"We didn't have to worry so much in the
past because wood and labour was relatively
cheap.   Now industry has to increase its activity
in this area to keep wood competitive with other
materials," he said.
A current shortage of qualified people in the
forest sector with a specialized knowledge of
wood preservation will be met by future
Forestry  graduates.
"We're meeting an industry need for
specialists in that area," Kennedy added.
Top research awards
go to Kim, Patey
Neurology professor Seung Kim and
chemistry professor Grenfell Patey are this
year's recipients of UBC's top faculty research
Kim, an internationally-renowned scientist,
received the Jacob Biely Research Prize in
recognition of brain research which may lead to
a cure for Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's
Disease.   His work involves studying brain cells
to find out how they behave and communicate,
and investigating what injury these cells can
sustain and how they might be stimulated to
Patey, a theoretical chemist who has an
international reputation for his work in physical
chemistry, received the Charles A. McDowell
Award.   His research involves using computer
simulations to study the behavior of liquids and
The Biely prize is named for professor
Jacob Biely, an internationally renowned poultry
scientist, whose association with the university
spanned half a century.   The prize was
established in 1969 by his brother George Biely.
The prize comes with a $1,000 cash award.
The Charles A. McDowell award is made to
a young researcher who has demonstrated
excellence in the pure or applied sciences.   The
award was established by professor Charles
McDowell, head of the Chemistry Department
from 1955 to 1981.
AUCC publishes
new directory
The Association of Universities and
Colleges of Canada has published two new
directories for an "at a glance" look at Canada's
post-secondary  institutions.
The Academic and Administrative Officers
at Canadian Universities 1987-1988 edition,
which lists the names, academic credentials
and telephone numbers of key officials at each
of the AUCC's 83 member institutions, is
available for $10.
For $15.50 you can pick up the Directory of
Awards for Graduate Study 1987. a guide to
more than 800 awards available to graduate
students for study in Canada and elsewhere.
by Debora Sweeney
The merger of the Health Sciences Centre
Hospital with Shaughnessy Hospital marks a
new era in the integration of health care
services in B.C., according to Dr. William
Webber, Dean of UBC's Faculty of Medicine.
"I hope the merger will foster further
cooperation not only between the two hospitals
which are merging, but with outer major
teaching hospitals as well," said Webber.
"There's a good deal of cooperation but not as
much as there could be."
The new institution will be tentatively named
University Hospital and will continue to operate
on the UBC and Shaughnessy sites.   Members
of die boards of Health Sciences and Shaughnessy cited nearly $2 million in savings and
enhancement of the hospitals' academic
standing and patient services.   John MacKay,
chairman of the board of Health Sciences
Centre Hospital will retain that position in die
new hospital.   Wayne Keddy, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Shaughnessy will
retain his position as well.  Details of die
administrative structure still have to be worked
UBC's involvement in the Health Sciences
Centre Hospital includes:
o A psychiatric unit which is headquarters
for the academic department of psychiatry.
o Major programs in neurology and
o Research in cardiology, audiology and
academic  pathology.
o Imaging devices, including the positron
emission tomograph (PET) scanner, which
provides a series of colored slice images of the
chemical function of the brain.
UBC's involvement at Shaughnessy
Hospital includes:
o Cooperative work with other hospitals in
close proximity, including Grace, Children's and
the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre.
o Research in lipid metabolism, spinal cord
injury and rehabilitation.
o Reproductive biology, in vitro fertilization.
o A sex therapy clinic.
Webber said it is too early to predict whether
programs at the two institutions will be
Faculty approve
daycare funding
The Faculty Association voted to donate up
to $40,000 for a new campus daycare facility at
a special general meeting held Dec. 17.
Members passed a motion to donate
$20,000 and to match grants made by individual
faculty up to $20,000.   A proposed amendment
from the association executive to put the motion
to a mail ballot vote was defeated
The new facility will replace campus
daycare huts that have been condemned as of
April 1. The Alma Mater Society, die university
adiriinistration and private donors have also
pledged support for $1.2 million centre. Students: face an average tuition fee
increase of 4.5 per cent if a proposal going
before the Jan. 19 Board of Governors meeting
is approved.
This would mean students in most programs
in Arts, Science, first-year Commerce and
Education will pay $1,455 for a normal course
load, compared with last year's fee of $1,380.
The highest undergraduate degree fee
proposed is $2,511 for students in Medicine and
Dentistry, up from last year's fee of $2,380.
The new fee schedule takes effect April 1.
Four other recommendations on tuition fees
will go to the Board's January meeting.
The first is a recommendation to cut
administrative costs by including payment for
miscellaneous fees, currently paid directly to
departments, into a student's general tuition fee.
This income, estimated at between 0.5 and 1
per cent of total winter session fees, would be
channelled to individual departments through
annual operating budgets.
Undergraduate students would then pay an
overall tuition fee increase of 5.5. per cent over
last year, including miscellaneous fees.
Other recommendations are for the
establishment of a deposit for telephone
registration, a proposal to collect tuition fees
before classes begin, and new procedures for
late registration and course changes.
The Board will also consider a proposal to
freeze first-year fees for masters and doctoral
programs at the 1987-88 level.
John Lowe (left)   and Volker Sellman, neophyte computer hackers from the   business community, are
participating in a workshop called "Computers for Cowards."  Sponsored by the Faculty of Commerce, the course tries to demystify computer jargon and operation.
UBC students win
writing awards
Hart Hanson, a 1987 Master of Fine Arts
graduate, has been awarded the prestigious
Norma Epstein Award for his manuscript The
Last Gvpsy Summer.   The $1,000 Epstein
Award, Canada's premier creative writing award
for students, is presented biannually for a book-
length manuscript.   Hanson is presently working
for CBC Television in Vancouver.
Students from the Creative Writing
Department were also winners in the Canadian
Author and Bookman student writing
competition. Jancis Andrews won in the fiction
category for her short story A thing of beauty,
and Nancy Smith topped the poetry category
with her poem Life is an abandoned broth.
boiled over and burnt on die bottom.  The
winner of the non-fiction category, high school
student Evelyn Lau, is a member of the New
Shoots workshops conducted by graduate
students in the Creative Writing Department.
Dr. Alan Artibise has been named the new
director of the School of Community and
Regional Planning.   Educated at the Universities of Manitoba and British Columbia, Dr.
Artibise has had an extensive career in
teaching, research and administration at
Cariboo College in Kamloops, die University of
Manitoba, the Canadian Museum of Civilization
in Ottawa, and the University of Victoria.
In addition to writing or editing 12 books and
more than sixty articles, Dr. Artibise has
lectured extensively on Canadian history and
urban studies in centres across Canada, as
well as in India, Italy, the U.S., Great Britain,
Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands and
France.   He is also a regular commentator on
Two outstanding young faculty members are
the first recipients of the new Alumni Prize for
Research in Social Science and the Humanities.
English professor Dennis Danielson and
Psychology professw James* Russell were
presented with an award of $1,000 each by the
Alumni Association, Dec. 7.
Dr. Wolfgang Jilek, clinical professor in the
Department of Psychiatry, has been named
Refugee Mental Health Coordinator with the
United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
Jilek has been granted a one-year leave of
absence to accept the position in Bangkok.
More Registrar
The Editor,
It was unfortunate that in your headline
"Registrar overhall needed," your paper chose
to paraphrase my remarks, through the use of
the word "overhaul", and unwittingly created the
erroneous impression that a major reorganization of the Office of the Registrar was contemplated.
The Task Force expects to submit its report
to President Strangway later this month.
K.D. Srivastava
Vice President, Student & Academic
The Editor,
Judging from recent letters to the editor
concerning the article "Registrar Overhaul
Needed", you have provoked some of your
readers to shoot at the messenger.
This fresh approach and commentary in the
new UBC Reports is welcome.   Keep up the
good work!
Donald D. Munro
Forest Resources
The Editor,
I was surprised to read in the article
"Registrar overhaul needed" in your November
20, 1987 issue that "previous Registrars didn't
provide good student services or ever ask for
As a member of Ken Young's team in the
Registrar's office from 1979-1985 I can state
quite clearly this statement is not accurate.
During the years of retrenchment the
Registrar's office was required to make cuts to
its budget on an annual basis.   The budget was
not sufficient to meet the demands/needs of the
university when Ken assumed the position of
the University Registrar.   After five years of cuts
which translated into reduced service the only
thing left to give up were staff positions which
Ken fought hard to retain.  This reduction of
staff also reduced service and lowered staff
morale further.
The Registrar's (office) value to the
university may still not be fully understood or
appreciated by the President's Office.   This was
clearly indicated in its reporting structure and
financial support
The Ritchie & Ritchie Associates/Consultants project was the ultimate slap in the face
and proved to be a disaster in terms of the
money spent, action taken and morale of the
I think every unit should have a review and
the Registrar's Office is no exception provided
the President's Office is committed to building a
Registrar's Office with the proper resources.
Build a better support system, work
environment (space) and clarify mandates,
mission statements, goals and objectives.   If
student concerns and services are really the
true focus of this review then perhaps the
position should reflect this change as -
Assistant Vice President, Student Services and
Registrar.   The comments in the article were
disappointing and not accurate nor called for -
perhaps it emphasizes the point of whether the
task force really understands the Registrar's
Office and its value to the University.
B. Peter Hennessy
Former Assistant Registrar
UBC Calendar from page 4
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Juno and the Paycock by Sean O'Casey.   Directed by
Stanley Weese.    Now to Jan. 23 (except Sunday).
Reservations recommended.     For mformation call 228-2678
or drop by Room 207, Frederic Wood Theatre Building.   8
UBC Pine Arts Gallery
Exhibition of three major sculptural works by Richard Prince.
Now to Feb. 6.   Tues-Fri., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, noon - 5 p.m-
for information call 228-2739.   Basement, North Wing, Main
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Couples, aged 30~60, needed for research on effects of
communication on  bodily responses.     Experiment conducted
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stress management information provided.    For information
call James Frankish, 734-2979.    Kenny Building.
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Now to March 29.   Free.   For information call 228-2413.
Room 223. Brock Hall.   12:30 p.m.
Evening English Language Courses
Speech: Fluency and Pronouncialion - Advanced AND
Conversation Skills - Beginner to Advanced.    $165 per course.
Jan. 18 - Mar. 9, Mon & Wed.   For information call 222-5208.
Room 109, Hut M-18. 2062 West Mali.  7 - 9 p.m.
Seminar on Theatrical Director
Backstage at the Frederic Wood Theatre.    Jan.  18: Stanley
Weese, UBC director. Juno and The Paycock by Sean
O'Casey; March 14: Denise Coffey, UBC director, A Flea in
Her Ear by Georges Fevdeau.   For information call 228-5254.
Jan. 18 & Mar. 14.   Conference Room, Carr Hall, 5997 Iona
Dr.  7:30 -9 p.m.
Evening English Language Courses
Writing and Grammar - Mtemtediate/Advanced.    Sponsored by
English Language Institute, Centre for Continuing Education.
$165 per course.  Jan. 19 - Mar. 15, Tue & Thu.   For
information call 222-5208.   Room 109. Hut M-18, 2062 West
Mall. 7-9p.m.
Continuing Ed Computer Science Programs
Review Course for the Certificate in Data Processing.    12
Weds., Jan. 20 - April 6.   For information call Vicki Ayerbe,
222-5276.   $250.   Conference Room, Carr Hall.   7 - 9 pjn.
Office for Women Students Workshops
Essay Skills.   Nancy C. Horsman will give three one-hour
workshops to assist students increase their skills in
preparation of essays.    Thursdays, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb.  II.
For information call 228-2415.   Room 212, Buchanan B.
12:30 p.m.
Office for Women Students Workshop
Creative Techniques for Reduction of Stress and Anxiety.
Registration required.   Thursdays, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11.   For
information call 228-2415.   Room 106 A, B & C. Brock Hall.
12:30 p.m.
3rd Annual Conference on the Law &
Contemporary Social Issues
Fri., Feb. 12, 9 a.m. - Panel on Immigration; 2 p.m. - Panel on
Native Fishing Rights; Sat, Feb. 13, 9 a.m. - Panel on AIDS; 2
pm. - Panel on MaternabiVtal Rights.   Admission free.   For
information call 228-3151.   Rooms 101. 102, 201, Main
Lecture Hall, G.F. Curtis Building.
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.   No charge.   Closed
Botanical Garden
Open daily 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.   No charge.
Language Exchange Program
Exchanging Languages on a One-to-One Basis.    For
information call 228-5021.    International House.   Office Hours:
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
' Copying in the Libraries?
Save time and money with a UBC Library copy card.   $5
cards sold in all libraries; $10, $20 or higher cards in Copy
Service, Main or Woodward,    (^^departmental requisition
only.   For information call 228-2854.
SUB Loop Library Book Returns
The library book returns have been moved due to
construction of the parkade.    Please return books to the
appropriate libraries.    Afterhours, books may be returned to
the larger libraries.   For information call 228-3869.
Statistical Consulting and Research
SCARL is operated by the Department of Statistics to provide
statistical advice to Faculty and graduate students working on
research problems. For information call 228-4037. Forms for
appointment available at Room 210, Ponderosa Annex C.
Student Counselling and Resources Centre
'Students Helping Students' is a service that provides
disabled  students  with  assistance  in  disability-related  tasks
affecting school.    For information call 228-4840.
Fitness Appraisal
Physical Education & Recreation, through the John M.
Buchanan  Fitness and Research Centre,  is  administering  a
physical  fitness  assessment   program  to  students,  faculty,
staff and the general public.   Approx. I hour.   S25, students
$20.   For information call 228-3996.
Parents Wanted
For Psychology research project.    Parents of children aged 5
to 12 years are wanted for a project studying parenting.
Approx. one hour.   Contact Dr. C. Johnston, Clinical
Psychology.  228-6771.
Faculty-Staff (men and women) Exercise
Mondays. Tuesdays,  Thursdays:   12:30-1 KM  p.m.     Robert
Osborne Centre, Gym B, East   Instructor S.R. Brown.   For
information call  228-3996.
UBC Gymnastics Club
The UBC Gymnastics Club is now taking registrations for
Term II.   Classes are available for ages 3 years and up at a
variety of skill levels.   For information call 228-3688,
Community  Sport  Services.
Continuing Ed Computer Science Programs
For information on courses offered in the Winter session,
please contact Vicki Ayerbe at 222-5276.    A detailed brochure
is  available.
Language Programs & Services
Non-credit conversational  programs  in  french,  Spanish,
Japanese, Cantonese and Chinese begin the week of
January 25.    Courses in Language Teaching Techniques,
Business  Japanese,  Business  French  and  French  Lyrics  and
Music are also offered.   For information, call 222-5227.
Reading, Writing & Study Skills
The UBC Reading, Writing & Study Skills Centre is offering
21 non-credit courses this term, including Writing Business
Letters and Memos, Writing Effective Reports. Writing
Radicalism in Elite
Institutions.   Professor   Duncan
Kennedy, Harvard  Law
School,   Cambridge,   Mass.
Illiteracy: Naming the guilty
party.    Mr. Peter Calamai.
Correspondent,   Southam   Inc..
Washington   D.C.
Lecture  Hall  2.  Woodward  Instructional  Resources Centre.
Free. 8:15 p.m.
UBC Reports January 14,1988   3 UBC Calendar
VYSO/UBC Concert
Sponsored by School of Music.   For information call 228-
3113.   Old Auditorium.   2:30 p.m.
B.C. Cancer Research Centre Seminar
The ARG-GLY-ASP Dependent Mechanism of Cell
Recognition.    Dr. Michael Pierschbacher, La Jolla Cancer
Research Foundation.     Lecture Theatre. B.C. Cancer
Research Centre. 601 West  10th Avenue.    12 noon.
Plant Science Seminar
Participation and Design Learning.    Three Case Studies in
Landscape. Architecture, and Education.    Prof. Moura
Quayte, Plant Science and School of Architure.   For
information call 228-6180.   Room 342. MacMillan Building.
12:30 p.m.
Geography Colloquium
Reflections of an Ex-Editor.    Susan Hanson, Professor,
Geography. Clark University.    For information call 228-5875.
Room 201, Geography Building.    3:30 p.m.
Observations on Latin America
Sponsored by United Church Chaplaincy, the Very Rev. Dr.
Robert Smith, former Moderator of the United Church of
Canada, comments on his recent visits to Latin America.    For
information call 224-3722.   Room 205, SUB.    12:30 p.m.
History Seminar
'For Your Health and Beauty': Physical Culture for French
Women 1969-1930.   Prof. Mary Lynn Stewart, History, Simon
Fraser University.    For information call 228-2919.    Buchanan
Penthouse.     3:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society.    For information call
228-3203.   Ballroom, Grad Centre.   4 - 7:30 p.m.
Darts Tournament
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society.   No entry fee.    Call
228-3203 to register.    Fireside Lounge. Grad Centre.    7:30
Graduate Student Society Dance
Live band. Naked Crows, from Plant Science,   for information
call 228-3203.   Fireside Lounge, Grad Centre.   8-12
B.C. Cancer Research Centre Seminar
The Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors for Wilm's
Tumor.   Dr. Andrew Olsham, Medical Genetics.   B.C. Cancer
Research Centre, Lecture Theatre, 601 West 10th Ave.    12
Deficiency.   Dr. David S. Marheson, Head, Div. of
Immunology, Paediatrics.    Refreshments at 3:45 p.m.    Room
202, The Research Centre, 950 W. 28th Ave.   4 pjn.
Lecture Series for Physics Teachers
Particle Accelerators.   M. Craddock.    For information call
TRIUMF Information Office at 222-1047.   Free Parking beside
TRIUMF buildings.  TRIUMF Auditorium.  7 - 9 p.m.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics Seminar
Physical Properties of Biological Membranes. Dr. M. Bloom,
Physics. For information call 228-2575. Room 317. Block C,
Medical Sciences Building.    12 noon.
Forestry Seminar
The State of Reforestation in Canada.   Mr. Dirk Brbikman,
Brinkman & Associates, Burnaby, B.C.    Free admission.   For
information call 228-2507.   Room 166, MacMillan Building.
12:30 pjn.
Dow Distinguished Lecturer
Stabilization of Peroxide-Bleached High-Yield Pulps Against
Photodtscoloranon  using Sulplnn--Containing Additives.     Prof.
K. Sarkanen, University of Washington.   For information call
224-8560.    Seminar Room, Pulp A Paper Centre, 2385 East
Mall.  2 pjn.
Chemistry Seminar
New Methods in the Synthesis of Lactams and Lactones of
Biological Interest. fYof. Harry H. Wasserman. Chemistry,
Yale University. For information call 228-3266. Room 225,
Chemistry Building.   2:30 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group Seminar
Apo(a): A lipoprotein involved in atherosclerosis.   Dr. R.M.
Lawn, Genentech, San Francisco.    Host: Dr. R.T.A.
MacGillivray, Biochemistry, UBC   For information call 228-
3027.   Lecture Hall #4, IRC   3:45 p.m.
Video Night
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society. Taxi Driver & Repo
Man. Free. For information call 228-3203. Fireside Lounge,
Grad Centre.   6 and 8 p.m.
Ballroom Dancing Class
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society.    Introductory &
Intermediate.    Eight lessons.   $20 a term of one set of
classes.   To register call 228-3203.   Ballroom, Grad Centre.
7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Continuing Education Lecture
Juno and the Paycock by Sean O'Casey.    Stanley Weese,
Asst Prof., Theatre.   Adniission $10.   For more information
call 222-5254.    Conference Room. Can- Hall, Centre for
Continuing Education.    7:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar
A New Look at the Chemistry of Carbonyl Compounds.   Prof.
Harry H. Wasserman, Chemistry, Yale University.
Refreshment at 12:30 p.m.    For information call 228-3266.
Room 250, chemistry Building.    1 p.m.
Geological Sciences Visiting Speakers
Growth of the Dacite Dome at ML SL Helens.   Dr. Don
Swansea, U.S. Geological Survey, Vancouver, Wa.    Room
330A. Geological Sciences Centre.    3:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar
Feeding Biology of Thecate Heterotrophic Dins-flagellates.    Dr.
D. Jacobean, Oceanography.    For information call 228-3278.
Room 1465, Biological Sciences Building.    3:30 p.m.
Lecture Series for Physics Teachers
Nuclear Physics.    B. Jennings/D. Measday.    For information
call TRIUMF Information Office at 222-1047.   Free Parking
beside TRIUMF buildings.  TRIUMF Auditorium.   7 - 9 p.m.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics Seminar
Antiarrythmk Drugs.   Dr. M. Walker, Pharmacology &
Therapeutics.    For information call 228-2575.   Room 317,
Block C, Medical Sciences Building.    12 noon.
History Department Lecture
Protection, Paternalism & Patriarchy: Labour Legislation in
France 1879-1919.    Prof. Mary Lynn Stewart, History, Simon
Fraser University.   Room 233, Buchanan D.    12:30 p.m.
School of Music Noon-Hour Recital
Ingrid Suderman, Soprano:  Rena Sharon, piano.     Admission
by donation.   For information call 228-3113.   Recital Hall,
Musk Building.    12:30 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar
Stability of Spectral Methods for PDE's.   Dr. Manfred R.
Trummer,  Mathematics  and  Statistics,  Simon  Fraser
University.   Room 229, Mathematics Building.   3:45 p.m.
Graduate Student Society Music Live
With Stephen Boswell, guitar.   Free.   For information call 228-
3203.   Fireside Lounge, Grad Centre.   5:30 - 8 p.m.
Graduate Student Society Bridge
Beginners welcome.    For information call 228-3203.
Lounge, Grad Centre.   6 p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds
Palliative Care: Principle and Practice.   Dr. D. Osoba and Dr.
J. Wright, Medicine, HSCH.    Room G-279, Lecture Theatre,
Acute Care Unit, HSCH.    12 noon.
Forestry Public Lecture
The Role of Research in International Forestry and What Can
Be Done About Tropical Deforestation.    Prof. Robert E.
Buckman, College of Forestry, Oregon State University.    For
information call 228-4935.   Room 166, MacMillan Building.
12:30 p.m.
English Colloquium
From Work to Text: The Rise of Consequences of Scientific
Criticism.    Prof. Roger Seamon.    Penthouse, Buchanan
Building.   3:30 p.m.
Ocean Sciences/Engineering Research
Group Seminar
Canadian Arctic Ships.    Dr. Henry Vaughan, Mechanical
Engineering.   For information call 228-5210.    Room 1215,
Civil & Mechanical Engineering Building.   3:30 p.m.
Biotechnology Seminar
A Chimeric MHC Class I Antigen Function which Restricts
Virus Specific Cytotoxic T-lymphocytes in Transgenic Mice.
Dr. Wilfred A. Jeffries, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research,
Stockholm, Sweden.    For information call 228-4838.    Lecture
Hall 3, IRC.  4 p.m.
Physics Colloquium
Evolution of Membranes.    Prof. Meyer Bloom, Physics.   Room
201, Hennings Building.   4 p.m.
Masterpieces of Film
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society.     The American
Friend (1977) Germany, D. Wenders.    Lynne Stopkewich.
Free,    for information call 228-3203.    Fireside Lounge, Grad
Centre.   8 p.m.
Health Care & Epidemiology Rounds
Politics of Evaluative Research.    Mr. Marcus Hollander,
Contouring Care Div., Ministry of Health.   For information call
228-2772.   Room 253, Mather Building.   9 a.m.
Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar
Pharmacology of New Selective Reversible Type A MAO
Inhibitors. Dr. Larry Gontovnick, Assoc. Clinical Sponsor,
Ciba-Geigy Canada Ltd.    Lecture Hall #3, IRC.    12:30 p.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Mutation in the Duchenne gene. Dr. Stephen Wood, Medical
Genetics. For information call 228-5311. Parentcraft Room,
Main Floor, Grace Hospital, 4490 Oak St., Vancouver.    1 p.m.
Beer Garden
Plant Science Seminar
Vector Relations of Blueberry Scorch Virus and Purification of
a Second Virus in Scorched Plants.    Mr. Stuart MacDonald,
Plant Science.   For information call 228-2329.    Room 342,
MacMillan Building.   12:30 p.m.
Language Education/Modern Language
Section Lecture
The Creation of Children's Books.   Mme Christiane
Duchesne, Author and Illustrator - French Children's Books,
visiting from Quebec as guest of FoPIC Program.   For
information call 228-3745.   Room 1227, Scarfe Building.   3
Applied Mathematics Seminar
How Far is the Far Field in Acoustic Wave Propagation?   Dr.
Matthew Yedlin, Geophysics & Astronomy.    Room 229,
Mathematics Building.    3:45 p.m.
Biochemical Discussion Group Seminar
Structural Studies on Polypeptides and Their Interactions
With DNA.   Dr. Juan A. Subirana, Macromolecular Chemistry,
University of Barcelona, Spain.   For information call 228-
2960.   Lecture Hall 4, IRC.   3:45 p.m.
Biotechnology Laboratory Seminar
Isolation of Metabolic and Pathogenicity Genes from the Corn
Smut Fungus Usrilagq maydis.    Dr. James Kronstad, Plant
Pathology, University of Wisconsin.    For information call 228-
5433.   Room 2000, Biological Sciences Building.   4 p.m.
Astronomy Seminar
Things That Go Bump in the Night; Stellar Non-Radial
Pulsations.   Dr. G.A.H. Walker.   Coffee at 3:30 p.m.   For
information call 228-4134.    Room 260, Geophysics &
Astronomy Building.   4 p.m.
Video Night
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society. Stop Making Sense
&. Blue Velvet. Free. For information call 228-3203. Fireside
Lounge, Grad Centre.    6 and 8 p.m.
Language Education Research Colloquium
Skilled Adult Readers: The Role of Prediction in the First
Reading of a Traditional Novel.    Karen Eberdt, Language
Education.   For information call 228-5232.   Room 205,
Ponderosa E    12 noon.
Ethnic Studies Colloquium
On the Concept of Culture Amongst Canadian Indians in
Northern B.C.    Prof. Francoise Guedon, Anthropology.   For
information call 228-5128 or 228-3272.    Penthouse,
Buchanan Building.    12:30 p.m.
Chemistry Seminar
High Resolution Laser Spectroscopy of Metal-Containing
Radicals.   Prof. Anthony J. Merer, Chemistry.   Coffee and
Cookies at 12:30 p.m.   For information call 228-3266.   Room
250, Chemistry Building.    1 p.m.
Geological Sciences Visiting Speakers
Glacial Carbon-rich Sediments in the Eastern Pacific:
Productivity or Preservation.    Dr. T. Pederson, Oceanography.
Room 330A, Geological Sciences Centre.     3:30 p.m.
Oceanography Seminar
Edge Waves off the Coast of Sydney, New South Wales.
Madelaine Cahill, University of New South Wales and
Oceanography, UBC.    For information call 228-5210.    Room
1465, Biological Sciences Building.    3:30 p.m.
Research Centre Seminar
Role of Mediators of B Cell Differentiation in Immune
School of Music Noon-Hour Recital
French Tickner, Narrator, Robert Silverman, Piano.
Admission by donation.    For information call 228-3113.
Recital Hall, Music Room.    12:30 p.m.
Graduate Student Society Music Live
With Hanh Nguyen, guitar.   Free.   For information call 228-
3203.   Fireside Lounge, Grad Centre.   5:30 - 8 p.m.
Graduate Student Society Bridge
Beginners welcome.    For information call 228-3203.    Fireside
Lounge, Grad Centre.   6 p.m.
Medical Grand Rounds
Conversion Disorder.    Dr. T. Hurwitz, Psychiatry and
Neutrology, HSCH.    Room G-279, Lecture Theatre, Acute
Care Unit, HSCH.   12 noon.
Law Forum
Meech Lake Accord.    UBC Professors: A. Cairns, Political
Science; R. Johnston, Political Science; L. Edinger, Law; R.
Grant, Law and L. Smith, Law.   For information call 228-4232.
Rooms  101/102/201. Curtis Building.    12:30 p.m.
Mathematics/Science Education Seminar
CtfrA-spoittored Research in Mathematics Education in the
Dominican Republic.    Dr. David Robitaille, Head,
Mathematics and Science Education.    For information call
228-5214.   Room 1211, Scarfe Building.    12:30 pjn.
Biotechnology Seminar
Transcytosis of Salmonella Through a Polarized Epithelial
Monolayer.   Dr. B. Brett Finlay, Medical Microbiology,
Stanford University School of Medicine.   For information call
228-4838.   Lecture Hall 3, IRC.   4 p.m.
Physics Colloquium
Anomalies in Condensed Matter Physics.    Prof. Eduardo
Fradkin. University of Dlinois at Urbana.   Room 201, Hentungs
Building.   4 pjn.
School of Music Guest Artist Series
Warren Lash, Cello; Rena Sharon, Piano. Tickets are M for
adults and $4 for students, seniors. For information call 228-
3113.   Recital Hall. Music Building.   8 pjn.
Masterpieces of Film
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society.    Knife in the Water
(1962) Poland. D. Polanski.   Lynne Stopkewich.   Free.* For
information call 228-3203.   Fireside Lounge, Grad Centre.   8
Health Care & Epidemiology Rounds
The Health Care System of Israel.   Dr. Avi EUencweig. Head,
Health Management Unit, Hadaasah School of Public Health
and Comm. Med. (Visiting Prof. UBC).   For information call
228-2772.   Room 2S3, Mather Building.   9 a.m.
Medical Genetics Seminar
Molecular Aspects of Familial Hypercholesterolemia.    Dr.
Sylvie Langlois, Medical Genetics, UBC.   For information call
228-5311.    Parentcraft Room, Main Floor, Grace Hospital,
4490 Oak Si.. Vancouver.    1 p.m.
Graduate Student Society DJ Night
Free admission.    For information call 228-3203.    Fireside,
Lounge, Grad Centre.   7-12 midnight.
UBC Reports is published every second
Thursday by UBC Community Relations
6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 1W5, Telephone 228-3131.
Editor-in-Chief: Margaret Nevin
Editor: Don Whiteley
Contributors: Jo Moss, Lorie Chortyk,
Debora  Sweeney.
4 UBC REPORTS January 14,1988
Calendar Deadlines
For events in the period January 31 to February 13, notices must be submitted on proper
Calendar forms no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20 to the Community Relations
Office, 6328 Memorial Road, Room 207, Old Administration Building. For more information,
call 228-3131.
Beer Garden
Sponsored by Graduate Student Society.    For intonnation call
228-3203.   Ballroom, Grad Centre.   4 - 7:30 pjn.
Darts Night
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